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08/30/2013

Charles Steptoe, age 76, of Mansfield, Texas passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 at his residence in Mansfield.

He was born to Lonnie Ransom and Ella Elizabeth (Sowell) Steptoe December 9, 1936 in San Augustine County. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Charles is survived by his wife Mary Ann Steptoe of Mansfield: sons, Charles Richard Steptoe of Pennington, Markus Wayne Steptoe of Tomball: Stepdaughters, Cindy Thetford of Mansfield, Tammy Martin and husband Jim of Mansfield, Melinda Timpf and husband Jon of Fort Worth: Stepson, Jimmie Thomas and wife Stefanie of Mansfield: grandchildren, Justin Steptoe, Danny Thetford, David Thetford, Lori Thetford, Christy Martin Newkirk, Michael Thomas, Megan Thomas, Carissa Timpf, Lauren Timpf, Eliana Timpf: brother, Alfred Steptoe and wife Hazel of Norwood: sisters: Bennie Jo Sanford of Montgomery, Thelma Jean Havard of Wells, Novis Nell Sowell of San Augustine, Helen Jerline Barlow and husband Joe of Center, Jeanette Outterson of Conroe: 8 Great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his: parents Lonnie and Ella Elizabeth Steptoe: sisters, Hattie Mae Norwood, Pauline Downs, Oneida (Bug) Sowell: brothers, Odell Steptoe, Cecil Steptoe, Lonnie Steptoe.

Funeral Services will be Monday, September 2, 2013 in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel at 10:00 A.M. with Bro. R.B. Elumbaugh and Dennis Clark officiating and burial in Sowell Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, September 1, 2013 from the hours of 4:00 till 7:00 P.M. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas 75972

Pallbearers will be Justin Steptoe, Jim Martin, Jimmie Thomas,Darrell Barlow, Scott Outterson, Steve Collier

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


Funeral services for Mr. Michael Nix, 65, of Mt. Enterprise, will be held at 2 pm Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Enterprise with Rev. Dean Grigsby and Rev. Darrel Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 1 pm until service time on Saturday, August 31 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Nix passed from this life on August 29, 2013. He was born November 28, 1947 in Henderson to the late Chester and Gladys Channey Nix. Mr. Nix was a coach for Mt. Enterprise I.S.D. for 35 years before retiring, and he was a faithful member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Enterprise for 54 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Merwyn Nix.

Survivors include: wife, Johnnie Nix of Mt. Enterprise; sons, Tim Nix and wife Heather of West Point, NY, and Trent Nix and wife Jennifer of Dallas; brothers, C.L. Nix and David Nix of Whitehouse, and Jerry Nix of Nacogdoches; sister, Cathy Nix of Whitehouse; and grandsons, Chaney and Elias Nix.

Pallbearers will be Brian Frazer, Clint Creel, Kyle Keeling, Greg Owens, Dylan Owens, and Joe Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be John Ash, Jackie Risinger, Steve Jones, Jimmy Hays, Ricky Keeling, Paul Moore, John Webb, Jake Porter, and Tommy Freeman.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Landmark Missionary Baptist Church at 202 W. Gregg St., Mt. Enterprise, TX 75681, and/or the Michael Nix Scholarship Fund, Mt. Enterprise High School at 301 Northwest 3rd St., Mt. Enterprise, TX 75681.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.


Mark Herring, 57 of Garrison passed away in Nacogdoches, Texas on August 30, 2013.

He was born on September 26, 1955 in Shreveport, LA to Ruel & Mable (Anders) Herring.

Graveside service will be Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Munn Erlyn Chapel in Mira, LA. Brother Robert Reneau will officiate.

Mark is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by

Wife: Pamela Herring of Garrison, TX

Son: Stanley Herring & Wife Morgan of Houston, TX

Brothers: Bill Herring & Wife Linda of Vivan, LA
James Herring & Wife Kim of Lone Star, TX

Sisters: Susan Ames & husband Allen of Naples, TX
Charolette Davenport & husband Danny of Hoston, LA

Special Brother-In-Law: Marty Reneau & wife Leigh Ann of Garrison, TX

Host of other relatives and friends.

Pall bearers: Don Davenport
Tyler Warren
Charles Stott
Bryan Dumas
Phillip Delgado
Trey Reneau

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 6-8pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, TX.

Funeral Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


Sidney I. Rambin who was born April 1, 1934, passed from this life early Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. He was a long time resident of Texas City, TX. He was born and reared in Garrison, Texas. He will be sadly missed by wife, Arona Ann Rambin; sons, Sidney I Rambin II, Daniel Alexander Rambin and daughter, Theresa Grace Colbert. He is also survived by step-son Mark Allemand and step-daughter, Suzanne Lummus, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2pm at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2pm before the service at Garrison Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery, Appleby, Texas.

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


Graveside services for J. J. Votaw, 91, will be held at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin TX on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Tom Howe, Senior Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Shreveport. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, August 30, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside.

J. J. Votaw was born April 22, 1922 in Holdenville, OK, the youngest of six, born to John J. and Venetta Broughton Votaw. He is a child of the depression, shaped by the dust bowl into a member of the greatest generation. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII being awarded the Good Conduct Medal, three Overseas Service Bars, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the American Theatre Service Medal, and the Victory Medal.

He was a master woodworker making rocking horses not only for his grandchildren but may others. His days spent in his workshop were among his happiest even though the sound of his machines caused his deafness. He took great pleasure in his yard and his last chore was purchasing grass and weed seed.

J. J. married Juanel Grant and became father to Bob Holliday (Marsha), Susan Votaw Burson (Stanley) and John L. Votaw (Annette Peters); grandfather to Jason Burson, Alissa Burson Chamness (Clyde), Josh Burson, John L. Votaw, Jr., James Holliday (Charlene), Lindsey Mock (Keith). He is great-grandfather to Jason Burson II, Dylan Burson, Payton Chamness, Evan Chamness, Jett Burson, Johnathan Voataw, Micah Mock, and Ashlyn Lee. J. J. was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and great-grandson Braydon Burson.

Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will be pallbearers; honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

Services under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside.


08/29/2013

Rachel Fountain, 88, of Center, passed away, Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. September 2, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Rose and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 18, 1925 in San Augustine County, Texas to James Dewey and Eva Mae (Thacker) Brown. She was a dedicated member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church for over 60 years where she has been the church clerk, song director and played the piano and organ until her death. She graduated from Camp Worth in San Augustine County in 1943 where she was the valedictorian. Ms. Rachel worked for Excelsior school where she has been the cook, custodian, and school bus driver for many years. She also helped her husband operate their business Jack Fountain Plumbing in Shelby County.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Eva Mae Brown. Husband, Homer “Jack” Fountain, Son, Homer Fountain, Jr., Daughters-in-law, Jana Fountain & Wanda Coats, Brother, J.D. Brown and Sister, Lillian McSwain.

She is survived by:

Son: Jackie Lee Fountain & wife, Teena of Joaquin

6 Grandchildren:
Randy Fountain of Center
Sheila Cosby of Center
Jeremy Fountain of Center
Jill Parker & husband, Steve of Center
Laila Chambliss & husband, Tory of Joaquin
Jodie Fountain of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Ashley Cosby, Wesley Cosby, Jr., John Kevin Cosby, Jr. & wife, Brandie, Kristen Cosby Hall & husband, Marc, Megan McShane, Jordin Fountain, Kyle Chambliss, Charlie Fountain, Case Chambliss, Schree Parker, Kaylee Parker & Chase Shields

Great Great Grandchildren:
Steven & Jaiden Mahaffey, Nevaeh Cosby,
Ada & Emily Cosby, Krista & Dylan Hall

Brother: Howard Brown & wife, Judy of Paradise Valley, AZ

Step Grandchildren:
Titus & Wendi Chambliss, Taylor & David Baez, Thatcher Chambliss

Step Great Grandchildren: Randi & Rilee Chambliss & Sage & Jose Baez

Brother-in-law: Warren McSwain of Center

Son-in-law: Jeff Coats of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


William “Bill” Holt, 74, of Tyler, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Tyler. Bill, a retired co-owner of Primo Beauty Supply Company, was born on May 27, 1939 in Center, Texas. He grew up and attended school in Center. Following high school he attended cosmetology school in Tyler. Following school he worked in Shreveport and Houston. He married Priscilla Wolf on September 7, 1963. They moved to Tyler and Bill worked for Botten-Field’s Beauty Supply. He worked there for many years before becoming a co-owner of Primo Beauty Supply. He retired in 2007 and was also a member of the NRA. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla of Tyler; daughters, Christine Holt, Heather Bush, and her husband, Judson of Lindale; as well as two grandchildren, Justin Bush and Mollie Bush.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Tyler memorial Cemetery, 12053 State Highway 64 West, Tyler. Memorial contributions may be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103 or Pleasant Retreat Methodist Church, 417 CR 1143, Tyler, TX 75704. Tyler Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery is entrusted with the arrangements.


Missionary Mercia D. Bledsoe, 80 of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, August 24, 22013 at her residence in Joaquin.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, August 30, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm at St. Peter Church of God in Christ in Logansport, Louisiana. Services will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at St. Peter Church of God in Christ in Logansport with Pastor Dwight Galtin officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Shee is survived by:

Daughter: Jean Knighton of Dallas, Texas

Grandchildren:
Jimmie Lee Sears of California
Carolyn Reed of Terrell, Texas

Brothers:
John Reed of Dallas
Theoro Williams of Detroit, Michigan

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


Goldie Mary Frazier, 91, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Center, TX. She was born March 8, 1922 in Esther, LA to Alex and Eleanor Cessac and was a former resident of Beaumont.

She is survived by her sons, Elliott “Buddy” Gough and his wife, Kathryn of Rogers, AR and David Frazier and his wife, Danielle, of Center, TX; daughters, Mary McAllister of Warren, TX and Rose McSwain of Center, TX; grandchildren, Aimee See, Jennifer Rowland, Austin Gough, Seth Matthews, Hunter Smith and Samuel McSwain; 6 great-grandchildren and a brother, Raywood Cessac and his wife, Alice, of Vidor, TX. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Austin Gough and Leroy Frazier, son, Charles Gough, daughter-in-law Patricia Gough, sons-in-law John McAllister and Larry McSwain and great-granddaughter, Whitley Grace Rowland.

A mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Goldie will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X in Beaumont with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A rosary will be held Friday, August 30 at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home with visitation to follow.

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


08/28/2013

Mertie Bonner Westerfield, 92 of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Grooms Senior Living in Plano, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Jason Canaday officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 6, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 11, 1921 in Shelby County, Texas to Rufus and Alma (Cox) Bonner. She has been a member of Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church ever since she was a little girl.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Rufus and Alma Bonner, Husband, James E. Westerfield, Son, Douglas Westerfield, Sister, Rose Gray, Sister, Gertrude Adams, Sister, Mildred Ramsey & Brother, Haward Bonner.

She is survived by:
Daughter: Margaret Quartel & husband, Don of Plano

Daughter-in-law: Cindy Westerfield Durham

Grandchildren:
Scott Quartel & wife, Sarah
Carrie Canaday & husband, Jason
Lee Ann Hightower

Great Grandchildren:
Crystal Westerfield, Aaron & Courtney Gordon,
Bradley & Zoe Quartel
Ava Canaday

Great Great Grandchild: Trinity Parker

Brother: James Ferrel Bonner

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Roy Westerfield & wife, Louise
Cleta Smith
Claude Westerfield & wife, Cathy

Pallbearers:
Jim Bonner, Mark Bonner, Randy Bonner, Tim Bonner, Jason Canaday, Scott Quartel

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


Ronnie J. Bufford, 50, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at UTMB Health in Galveston.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Old First Orange Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverend Benard Woods, pastor of Faith Harbor Church in Little Cypress. A Graveside Service will be 3:30 p.m. at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange on October 6, 1962, Ronnie was the son of Ravis Joseph Bufford and Betty Jane (Bourque) Bufford. For 16 years, Ronnie worked as a Carman at Union Pacific Railroad. He was a member of Local Union 6452 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen and a past member of Boilmakers Local 587.

Ronnie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son. He enjoyed the outdoors such as hunting and fishing and also enjoyed playing his guitar with numerous bands in the area. Ronnie will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ravis Joseph Bufford; grandparents, Sidney and Qzitte Bufford, Beulah B. Hargrave and Ophe Bufford; and sister, Sugie Lane Vasquez.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Donna Cox Bufford of Orange; mother, Betty Jane Bufford of Orange; sons, Brandon Chase Bufford and his fiancée, Victoria Lynn Smith of Lumberton, Kendon Leger of Beaumont and Ronnie James Bufford of Gary, Indiana; and daughter, Julie Bufford of Merrillville, Indiana.

He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Dylan James Bufford, Jayden Payne Bufford, Leighla Ruth Meeks, Alexander Nicolas Bufford, Amber Skye Bufford and Breighanna Jo Meeks; brothers, Rickey Bufford of Orange and Jason Bufford of The Colony, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Marie Gagnon Barton, 80, of Woodland Shores, Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at Campti Cemetery with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating.

She was born April 30, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. She loved children, good Italian food and loved going riding to see the pretty sights. She attended Campti Church.

She was survived by:

Husband: Bill Barton of Joaquin

Step Children:
Laura Baker & Family
Johnny Barton & Family
Danny Barton & Family

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


Phillip Alan "Phil" Puryear, 45 of Garrison, Texas passed away August 28, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born September 24, 1967 in California to Grady Ray Puryear and Marilyn Kehr Puryear. He was a mechanic at Lunsford Garage in Garrison.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6pm at Garrison Funeral Home.

He is survived by:

Mother: Marilyn Puryear of Bay City, Texas

Brother: Jim Puryear of Bay City, Texas

Sisters:
Symantha Puryear of Bay City, Texas
Kathy Puryear of Bay City, Texas

Friend: David Cronkrite of Garrison, Texas

A host of friends

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


08/27/2013

Martha Cockrell, age 73 of Whitehouse, Texas, passed away, Monday, August 26, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center at Tyler.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Sholar Cemetery with Bro. John Bender officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 18, 1939 in Locust Bayou, Arkansas to Frank and Era (Quarles) Clemons.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Frank and Era Clemons, Husband, Donald E. Cockrell, Brother, Johnny Clemons and Sister, Rena Akers

She is survived by:

Son: Mike Cockrell of Whitehouse

Grandson: Cody Cockrell of Greensboro, NC

Sister: Nina Young of Brownwood

Brother: Lonnie Clemons of Kilgore

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


James Randall Peace, 58, of Center, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in Lufkin.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 2, 1954 to J. M. and Wanda Ree (Johnson) Peace. He graduated from Center High School in 1972. Randall better known as “Peacemaker” was self-employed as a truck driver. He worked in the logging woods for many years and has hauled rock, gravel & chickens in the past.

He is preceded in death by his Father, J.M. “Cudge” Peace, Wife, Donna Peace, Grandparents, R.J. & Nettie Johnson, Grandparents, Booth & Mae Peace, Mother-in-law, Bobbie Ann (Lampley) Hataway, Uncle, Reynold Dean “Bully” Peace and Aunt, Lillie Mae (Peace) Hughes.

He is survived by:

Children:
Tarah (Peace) Rudisill & husband, Jason of Nacogdoches
Reagan (Peace) Link & husband, Kevin of Center
Hilary Peace of Center
Nathan Peace of Center

2 Grandsons:
Braxton Lee Rudisill of Nacogdoches
Karson Gilbert Link of Center

Mother: Wanda Ree Peace of Center

Father-in-law: Donald Gene Hataway of Tenaha

Uncles & Aunts:
Monk & Pat Peace of Center
Barbara & Carroll Wilson of Huxley
Numerous Cousins, Family & Friends

Special Friend: Donna Rushing of Hardin

Pallbearers:
Steve Hopkins, Justin Hopkins, David Alford, Rex Hutto, Donald Barbee & Roy Mixon

Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Rudisill & Kevin Link

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


8/26/2013

Mildred Allison, 84 of Houston, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Houston, Texas. She was born February 21, 1929 in Shreveport, LA. Her parents were Lee Parrish and Hattie Mae Byars Fancher. She was of the Jehovah Witness faith and a homemaker.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 11am to 12 noon Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison Texas and funeral services will be at 12 noon at the funeral home with interment to follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Clyde Allison of Houston, Texas

Sons:
Henry Milton Harding and wife Dale of Houston, Texas
Russell Lendin Allison and wife Karen of Houston, Texas

Daughter: Carolia Sue Hostetter and husband Bruce of Cut & Shoot, TX

Grandchildren: Marcus, Spring Gail, Kimberly, Stewart, Sandy, Melinda, Chelsea and Daniel

Sisters:
Francis McMiIllan of Overton, TX
Marie Carter of Houston, TX

Host of other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be her grandsons

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


Eldon Doster, 72, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Nacogdoches. He was born January 20, 1941 in Center to Obie Doster and Ethel Wicker Doster. He was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Mike Michalak officiating.

He is survived by
Wife: Brenda Doster of Center

Brother: Elmon Doster and wife, Barbara of Houston

Mother-in-law: Mary Jane Goings of Shelbyville

Sister-in-law: Laretta Dean of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Obie Doster and Ethel Wicker Doster
Brothers: Herschel Doster, Harold Doster and Leon Doster

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


8/24/2013

Jimmy Dow Stilley, 75, of Timpson, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. He was born on October 19, 1937 in Timpson, Texas, the son of John Payton Stilley and Irene (Randall) Stilley. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM also at Taylor Funeral Home.

Jimmy was a servant by heart. He served his country in the United States Army from February 1957 until December 1959. After retiring from Diamond Shamrock, he spent many years as the caretaker for the First Baptist Church of Timpson and then spent many years as well serving on the board of the Corinth Cemetery Association. He also carried this gift of serving over to his family. Jimmy also loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Old Home Baptist Church.

Jimmy is survived by his wife Sue Stilley of Timpson; sons: Randy Stilley of Houston, Kerry Stilley and his wife Sharon of Houston, Tracey Stilley and his wife Sheri of Houston, and Jesse Elliott of Timpson; by daughters: Renee Smith of Conroe, Tx, Elaine Young and her husband Ernie of Timpson and Kathy Frick of Milam, Tx; by sister: Catherine Bass and her husband Hollis of Timpson; by aunt: Myra Shepherd of Mt. Enterprise; he also leaves his legacy to his 20 grandchildren and his 4 great-grandchildren. Jimmy is also survived by a host of other close family members and dear friends.

Jimmy was preceded in death death by his parents, John Payton and Irene Stilley, by sister, Eva Nell Stilley and by his son, Stacey Stilley.

Pallbearers for Mr. Stilley will be: Byran Elliott, Cory Young, Brandon Young, Justin Young, Ernie Young, and Joshua Taylor.

Honorary Pallbearers will include: Bill Cozart, Thomas Cozart, Hollis Bass, and Bobby Stilley.

Memorial donations in Mr. Stilley’s name can be made to the Corinth Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 507, Timpson, Texas 75975.

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


8/23/2013

Donald Alvin Dickerson, 50, of Star City, AR passed away Wednesday at John L. McClellan Memorial Veteran's Hospital in Little Rock. He was born July 26, 1963 in Hemphill, TX to Vivian and Eudeline Lane Dickerson. He was a minister and missionary of Southside Baptist Church in Star City, serving in Cowie, Scotland, UK and was a lieutenant in the US Navy, graduating in 1985 from the US Naval Academy.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dickerson of Star City; parents, Vivian and Eudeline Dickerson of Center, TX; son, Ryan McCormack of Cowie, Scotland, UK; and 2 brothers, Brian Dickerson of Mansfield, TX and Chuck Dickerson of Nassau Bay, TX.

Funeral services are 2:00PM Monday at Faith Baptist Church in N. Little Rock with Bro. Allen Hagood, Bro. Keith Rowton, Bro. Robert "Mack" Myers officiating. Visitation is 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon Monday at the church. A second visitation is 2:00 - 4:00PM Sunday at Southside Baptist Church in Star City. Pallbearers are Shawn Bai, Mike Crofford, Brian Dickerson, Bryan Lehman, Alan Myers, Rob Payne, Isaac Pettersen and Daniel Rucker. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, Alvin Dickerson "Young Ministers" Memorial Fund, PO Box 545, Star City, AR 71667.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.

Memorial Service for Alvin Dickerson will be held on Thursday, August 29 at 2:30 pm, at the following location:

Providence Baptist Church
County Road 1265
Center, Texas

At 1:45 pm on Thurs, August 29 there will be a 45 minute visitation time before the Memorial Service (2:30) for Alvin Dickerson.


Roxanne Galey, 37, of Avondale, AZ died on Monday, June 10, 2013 in Hospice of the Valley in Goodyear, Arizona. Roxanne had been battling colon cancer for several years. Roxanne's body was donated to Science Care (research) and thus Roxanne lives on by allowing doctors and medical students the ability to research new life-saving medical and surgical procedures and techniques. No services are planned.

Roxanne was born in Circle City Hospital in Corona, CA on June 11, 1975 and moved to Texas with her parents in November of 1983 where she attended Center schools and graduated from Center High School in May 1995. Roxanne moved to Arizona in 1998 and lived there until her death.

Roxanne is survived by:

Dad and Mom: Sean and Joyce Permenter, Joaquin, Texas

Son: John Paul Esquivel, Avandale, AZ

Brother: Eric Permenter and fiance, Josey Mallory, Joaquin, Texas

Sister: Amie and Brad Modglin, Las Vegas, NV

Grandmother: Edgel Permenter, Arlington, Texas

Aunts and Uncles:
Mike Black, Flagstaff, AZ
Jeanette and David Oehlerking, Mesa, AZ
Eddie and Denise Black, Queen Creek, AZ
Willie and Jackie Black, Mesa, AZ
Leslie Black, Phoenix, AZ
Steve and Sandy Permenter, Joaquin, TX
Debbie and Jack Brown, Arlington, TX

Nephews:
Branson Permenter of Joaquin
Kolton Pacheco, San Diego, CA

Nieces:
Madison Modglin and Allie Modglin, Las Vegas, NV

Numerous cousins

She was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Dorothy Black; maternal grandfather, Owen Black; and paternal grandfather, Smith Permenter.

Donations can be made to the Hopsice of the Valley in Goodyear, Arizona


Alice Deloney, 90 of Garrison, Texas passed away August 22, 2013 in Longview, Texas. She was born November 13, 1922 to Noble L. Alford and Clotile Brown Alford. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 9am to 11am at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11am with Bro. Shak Arrington officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery.

She is survived by:

Grandson: Mark Hamilton and wife Christina, Pittsburg, PA

Granddaughter: Debbie Young of Jefferson, TX

Great Grandchildren: Phoenix, Denver and Marverick Young; Breana, Lauren and Julia Hamilton

Sisters:
Tula Alford Browning of Agua Dulee
Jackie Alford Allen of Henderson, TX
Betty Alford Adams of Dilsboro, IN

Brother: William D. Alford of Milam, IN

Host of other nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by 1st husband Noble Nail, 2nd husband Richard "Jack" DeLoney; daughter, Vivian Askley; parents, Noble and Clotile Brown Alford; 2 brothers and 2 sisters

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


Edith Rivers Henderson, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 in Kaufman. She was born January 8, 1920 in Shelby County to Walter W. Hickman and Ruth Permenter Hickman. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 903 in Joaquin, Retired Teachers Association, XYZ and First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Phil Worsham, Dennis Leggett, Rodney Dean, Nolan Sholar, Steve Cockrell and Mike Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be R.D. Green, Jimmy Coulter and William Foster.

She is survived by
Sisters:
Bobbie Shaw and husband, John of Shreveport
Margarett Nash of Crandall

Nephew: Mark McElrath and wife, Cheryl of Forney

Nieces:
Tiffany Lowe and husband, Tom of Crandall
Connie Mead and husband, Doug of Sulphur

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Husband: James Rivers
Husband: Hie Henderson
Parents: Ruth & Walter Hickman
Sister: Verna Lee Pickard

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


8/22/2013

Shirley Boles Young, 76, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Michael Hale officiating.

She was born December 14, 1936 in Center to Paul and Rosa Lee (Lock) Boles. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Paul and Rosa Lee Boles and Infant Twin Sisters.

She is survived by:

Son: Randy Carroll & wife, Delisa of Center

Daughter: Virginia Permenter of Center

Son: Jeff Young & wife, Deborah of Center

Grandsons:
Richard Pinkston & wife, Elizabeth of Center
David Young of Center

Granddaughter: Mallory Permenter of Center

Great Grandchildren: Kinzley & Andrew Pinkston of Center

Brother: Bennie Boles & wife, Anita of Center

Niece: Debbie Boles of Houston

Step Brother: Ralph Edward “Butch” Campbell of Center

Numerous Cousins, Relatives & Friends

Pallbearers: Jason Snider, Chester Hutto, Lee Saenz, Dennis Permenter, Billy Poindexter & Dakotah Poindexter

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


John Wesley Parker was born February 19, 1962, in San Augustine, Texas, to J.W. and Wilma (Flournoy) Parker and entered into rest August 21, 2013 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

John was a veteran of United States Army. He was employed by a Construction Company in Garrison, Texas.
He was a member of Broaddus Masonic Lodge and was a member of Geneva Baptist Church.

John is survived by his wife Jan Parker of San Augustine; daughter Winter Parker Eastland and her husband James of Canyon Lake; son J. T. Parker and his fiance' Shelby of Carizzo Springs; stepsons Douglas Williams and his wife Tabitha of Milam, Matt Williams and his wife Heather of Lufkin; sisters Joy Nell Sowell and her husband Alfred Gene of San Augustine, Evelyn Miller and her husband Kenneth of Harkley, Sherry Lockley and her husband Fred of New Braunfels; grandchildren Wesley, Sophie, Bryleigh, Lilly, Jackson, Jordan; nieces and nephews - Michael Shane Mosley of Pasadena, Kim Harless of New Braunfels, Brandy Shulte; aunts Bennie Brookshire of San Augustine, Lanell Huff of Houston; numerous other cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilma and J. W. Parker; nephew Matthew Kendrick and Kevin Miller.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Buddy Pratt officiating and burial will follow at Sowell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J.T. Parker, Donald Steptoe, Ronald Bennefield, Vandy Sowell, Freddy Weeks, Anthony Quinn. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Dwire and Sam McGee.

Visitation will be Friday evening at the Funeral Home from the hours of 5:00 - 8:00.

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


8/21/2013

Rose Maude Ware Culver, 77, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, & friend, was welcomed into Heaven by her large, and loving family who preceded her home, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, after a valiant battle with COPD. She was born on December 30, 1935, in her fraternal home on Butler Hill, Gary, Texas, to Katie Ila Crump Ware, and Ralph Lamar Ware. She was an excellent student of the Tenaha school system where she was involved in many clubs, and her love of learning was fostered by several wonderful teachers. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin University, Class of 1957, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, Rose accepted a teaching position with the Groves Independent School District, where she taught fifth grade. She was a beloved teacher, mentor, & friend to all who knew her, and several of these students became lifelong friends. Rose Ware, meet and married the love of her life Albert Culver, at the First Methodist Church, Tenaha, Texas, on February 13, 1960, a winter storm made the nuptials very icy, and gave her a great story to tell her children, about her wedding. She was a world traveler, who could stretch a dollar by eating potted meat sandwiches, or Vienna sausage, so she could go a little farther each trip. She was an avid reader, gardener, fisher woman, student of life, lover of nature, antiques collector, neighborhood mom, Bluebird Leader, and most importantly Rose was an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, a true friend to all who knew and loved her! While she never returned to teaching after giving birth to her three daughters, she continued to teach her children, neighbor kids, friends children, and strangers, about the world, to love nature, books, birds, insects, rocks, music, laughter, and one another, she was the Kool-Aid, and cookies mom, giving so much to so many that kids came from blocks away to play at The Culver Girls’ house. Rose made many lifelong friendships that brought several families together to this day; the Drakes, Goldbergs, Burmeisters, were wonderful additions to the large extended Culver and Ware families. She reveled in her children, her nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and her beloved parents making everyone feel special, and nurtured the importance of loving family.

Rose Maude, is survived by her daughters: Emily Rose Beaird, and husband, Ramon, of Florence, TX; Brenda Jane Culver, and life partner, Regina Stoneham, of Round Rock, TX; Katy Frances Wallace, and husband Grady, of Hutto, TX; Sister Frances Bowlin, and husband Morris, of Gary, TX; granddaughter Lana Welch, husband SOG Tanner Welch, of Virginia; granddaughters: Gradie Lauren Wallace, Audrey Beaird, Vicki Beaird, grandsons: Daniel Culver, Hunter Wallace, Noah Wallace, great grandsons: Logan Johnson, Turner Welch, great-granddaughters Lily Welch, her niece Beverly Kay Martin, and husband Keith; nephew Bryan Bowlin, and wife Terry of Tenaha, TX; her beloved son, Ray Cody Drake, of Nacogdoches, TX. The family would also like to thank the staff of Texas Home Health Hospice, who gave Rose exceptional care, and showered her in kindness; Nurse Emma, Chaplain Donna, Aide Lucille, Aide Carla aka (Carli) and all the other great nurses she was blessed to know!

Rose Maude Ware Culver, will be honored in a Christian Service at the Ramah Baptist Church, 131 County Road 4475 Tenaha, TX, 75974-4515, on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 10:00 AM, with Pastor Keith Keele, presiding, Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery. The family invites all to a reception following the burial at the Ramah Fellowship Hall. Visitation will be on Friday, August 23, 2013, from 2-4 PM, at Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine Street, Center, TX 75935. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the: Staff Sergeant, Lucian Adams Scholarship Fund, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, 1500 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640. Lucian was Rose’s brother in law, and both were advocates of making education available to all who want it!

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


Mavis Forsyth, 81, of Port Arthur, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. John Bender officiating.

Mavis Forsyth was born on May 15th, 1932 in Shelbyville, Texas, and was the youngest of ten children to Mildred and Edward Whiddon. She was the proud and caring matriarch to her family, and enjoyed the holidays, cooking for her loved ones, and attending church services and bible study. Mavis will be laid to rest alongside her husband and son at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

She is preceded in death by first husband Douglas Forsyth and first born son Larry Forsyth.

She is survived by sons- Keith (Jenny) Forsyth of Mauriceville, Texas, and Barry (Lois) Forsyth of Orange, Texas; daughters- Diane (Alan) Tinsley of Port Arthur, Texas and Pam (Adam) Hall of Beaumont, Texas. The beloved “MoMo” to five grandchildren: Barry Len Forsyth, Joey Hayes, April Hayes, Brittany Williams, and Marissa Forsyth; five step-grandchildren: Cory Rambo, Jeremy Tinsley, Aaron Tinsley, Lydia Hall and Sarah Hall; five great-grandchildren and ten step-great grandchildren. Survived by one cousin, Allyene Barlam, and aunt to multiple nieces and nephews.

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


8/20/2013

Ron M. Lee, 67, died in Houston on August 19, 2013, after battling esophageal cancer for three and half years. Memorial Services will be held at 6:30pm on Friday, August 23, 2013 Victory & Praise Worship Center at 21907 FM 2100 Crosby, Texas. The Lee Family, in keeping with his wishes, would like for his friends to stop by and enjoy his favorite food, Barbeque and share fond memories celebrating his life.

Ron M. Lee was an identical twin and the son of Ira Evan Lee, World War II Veteran and Annie Ruth Lee (“Meme”). He grew up in Center, Texas and attended Center High School and later Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was blessed with a bigger than life personality and the art of sales came naturally to him. He was life-long salesman in the Insurance, apparel and mobile home industry. As he would always say, he “could sell an oscillating fan to an Eskimo!”

In 1966, he married his Center High School sweetheart, Billie Kathryn Metcalf. Three years later they had their only child, Michael “Cody” Lee. In 1999, he married Maria Zubia Cervantes after being single for 25 years. Though he had many trials in this life, he had a deep and abiding faith in Jesus, his Lord and Savior. Shortly before he passed, he said that, “He had decided it was time and he was going to Heaven,” and that is exactly what he did.

Survivors include: His twin brother Don M. Lee and his sister Lynn Lee of Humble, Texas; his son Cody Lee and wife Heather and his grandchildren Hudson, Sheppard, Isabella and Lola Grace of McKinney, Texas. A special thanks to Ryli Lee Davis, his niece, who out of love provided for his care in his final months.

In lieu of flowers, any donations to his Church (Victory & Praise Worship Center at 21907 FM 2100 Crosby, Texas) would be appreciated.

To convey condolences online please visit: www.cremationone.cc


Robert Glyn “Bob” Hughes, 79, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born November 30, 1933 in Timpson to Vause Hughes and Jewell Crump Hughes. Mr. Hughes served in the United States Army. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Ramsey, Lester Hughes, Robert Ramsey, Brent Hughes, Tom H. Collins and Bobby Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Chili Jones, Ben Clifton, Leroy Terry, Joe Ford, Doyle Luman, Chester Mills, Jessie Mims, Lowell Cooper, John Schoenrock, Johnny Covington and Jason Covington.

He is survived by
Wife: Sandra Collins Hughes of Center

Son: Lance Hughes and wife, Bridget of Timpson

Granddaughter: Holly Colleen Hughes of Timpson

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Vause Hughes and Jewell Crump Hughes
Grandson: Jacob Brent Hughes
Brother: B.W. Hughes
Sister: Berniece Hughes Ramsey

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jacob Hughes Duck’s Unlimited Fund at Shelby Savings Bank in Center.

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


Dorothy Mayhaw, 72 of Beckville, passed away Friday night, August 16, 2013 at Panola Nursing Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 12 noon until 2pm at Northside Christian Center Church, Carthage, Texas. Services will be held following visitation at 2pm. Interment at Walnut Springs Cemetery, Carthage, Texas with Rev. Betty Wills officiating.

She is survived by:

3 sons:
Luther Dan Mayhaw of Beckville, Texas
Doyle Ray Mayhaw of Nacogdoches, Texas
John Edd Mayhaw of Huxley, Texas

Daughter: Dora Jane Perkins of Carthage, Texas

8 Grand Children, 1 Great Grand Child

Sister: Janie Downins of Gary, Texas

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


Bennie Dale Dunkins, 75 of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at his residence in Timpson. Services will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas with interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. Pastor Moses Donzell Hughes to officate.

He is survived by:

3 Daughters:
Glenda Woods of Alando, Florida
Rena Oliver Ware of Clear Water, Florida
Bennie Hudson of Mansfield, Louisiana

Son: Travis Duncan of Tenaha, Texas

11 Grand Children, 13 Great Grand Children

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


8/19/2013

Mrs. Lavell Carroll, 93, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born February 15, 1920 in Toro, Louisiana to Jasper Caldwell and Myrtie Peace Caldwell. She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Many, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Many, Louisiana with Bro. Elsie Walker officiating.

Pallbearers will be Darwin Carroll, Daniel Carroll, Billy Caldwell, Dennis McGaha, Jerry Johnson and Rev. Matt Haggard. Honorary pallbearer will be Steve Carroll.

She is survived by
Son: Gary Carroll and wife, Brenda of Center

Grandson: Danny Carroll of Opelousas, Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Cleone Carroll of Florien, Louisiana
Leona Carroll of Florien, Louisiana

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: JD Carroll
Great Grandson: Daniel Beau Carroll
Brother: OG Caldwell

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lavell Carroll’s name to Oak Hill Baptist Church, 135 Pastor’s Drive, Many Louisiana 71449.

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


8/17/2013

A funeral service for Mrs. Velma Joy Ann Myers Wilburn, age 68, of Marshall, TX formerly of Carthage, TX, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, TX. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Wilburn passed away on Friday morning, Aug. 16, 2013, at her home in Marshall.

Velma Joy Ann Myers Wilburn was born on Aug. 29, 1944, in Shelby County, TX to the late Jesse Leon and Wylma Matilda McCune Myers. Joy attended Paxton and Tenaha Schools. She married James Harrell Wilburn on Aug. 15, 1961, in Center, TX and he preceded her in death on June 7, 2011. Joy was a former member of First Assembly of God in Carthage. She loved to sing, play the piano, and praise the Lord. Joy moved to Marshall in 2008. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, William Lee Myers and one great-grandson Aaron Bell.

Mrs. Wilburn is survived by two daughters, Deborah Casteel and husband Chris of Marshall and Patricia Keen and husband Alvin of Friendswood; one brother, Larry Myers and wife Lisa of Center; four sisters, Gerry Jacques of Doyline, LA, Mavis Campbell and husband Adolph of Shreveport, Shirley Estes of Carthage, and Rose Crawford of Tenaha; brother-in-law, Douglas Wilburn and wife Barbara of Rusk; three grandchildren, Jamie and Sydney Bell and Kristen Grooms; and three great-grandchildren, Jimmy Bell and Lucas and Torunn Roberts.

Serving as pallbearers are Alvin Keen, Steven Moore, Roger Humphries, Phillip Humphries, Glen Wilburn, and Michael Hopkins.

If desired, memorials may be made to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

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


Fleetia Edgar, 83, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Nacogdoches. She was born June 3, 1930 in Harlingen, Texas to Leonard Riley and Georgia McCaskill Riley. Ms. Edgar was very active in her community. She cooked meals for Lions Club, was a member of the Garden Club and also worked with the Cancer Society. Ms. Edgar was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center for many years.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Sunset Cemetery in Sunset, Texas.

She is survived by
Nephews:
Michael Riley and wife, Stephany of Mico, Texas
Ralph Riley and wife, Ramona of Marianna, Florida
Stanley Riley and wife, Stella of Martinsville, Texas

Nieces:
Karen Whittenburg and husband, Stephen of Snyder, Texas
Kathy Crum and husband, Bobby of Jonesboro, Arkansas

A number of great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Husband: Bill Edgar
Parents: Leonard Riley and Georgia McCaskill Riley
Brother: Kenneth Riley
Sister: Oleane Jackson

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


08/16/2013

J.T. Lucas, a well known and respected East Texas businessman, was born March 23, 1920, to parents Tom Lucas and Rosie Casper Lucas.

J.T., 93-years-old, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 18, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Dr. Johnny Dammon officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Tom Lucas, Bob Lucas, Grady Stimits, Ken Langford, Charles Randall, and Dr. David Duke.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Stimits Lucas, they were married December 14, 1944, and celebrated 68 years together

Son, Doyle Lucas and wife Sandy

Grandchildren
Jared Lucas and wife Glenda

Great-Grandchildren
Carlie and Emily

Brother
Woodrow Lucas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Johnnie and Pearl; and brothers, Carl Ed, Floyd, and Marshall.

J.T. was a member of Milam Masonic Lodge #2 since 1956 and a Scottish Rite 32nd degree Master since 1973. He was also known as "the Hardware Man" for his 67 years service with Cason Monk.

Memorials may be made to Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, 1711 South Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75964.

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


08/15/2013

Gene Ray Shields, 54, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born August 9, 1959 in Campbell County, Kentucky to Leroy John Shields and Betty Jane Gemmer Shields. He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. A masonic graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Chris Dockens, Danny Parker, Larry Weaver, Randy Grey, Steve Adams and Kevin Harvey. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Shields, Matt Harvey, Gene E. Shields, Leroy Shields and Kenny Schoubroek.

He is survived by
Wife of 35 years: Judie Shields of Center

Son: Gene E. Shields of Center

Daughter: Karen Harvey and husband, Kevin of Center

Grandchildren:
Matt Harvey of Center
Macy Harvey of Center
Mandy Harvey of Center

Brothers:
Leroy Shields and wife, Gloria of Seguin
David Shields and wife, Vicky of Center
Keith Shields and wife, Terrie of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Special Friends: Larry & Pam Weaver of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Leroy John Shields and Betty Jane Gemmer Shields
Nephew: Brian Shields
Father-in-law: Earl Schoubroek
Sisters-in-law: Lillie Schoubroek and Jerri Wilburn
Brothers-in-law: David Schoubroek and Eugene Schoubroek

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


08/14/2013

A memorial service for Mr. Danny L. Sims, 56, of Longview, Texas will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10:00am at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Simpson, Bro. Sonny Scarborough, Bro. Chet Strain and Bro. John Harvey.

Mr. Sims was born on January 7, 1957, in Shelby County, Texas to the late Travis Lamar Sims and Clara Odell Meyers Sims. He passed away peacefully on August 8, 2013 in Longview, Texas.

Danny is survived by

Son: Clay Sims of Center

Daughters:
Kimberly Sims Barbee of Nacogdoches
Angela McNeely of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Ricky Sims and wife Bonnie of Center
Jeffery Sims and wife Yvette of Center

Sister: Laurie Waling and husband James of Carthage

Special Niece: Jennifer Matthews of Center

Grandchildren: Lacy Brook Sims and numerous other grandchildren

Best friend and business partner for over 20 years:
Jason Simpson and wife Michelle of Longview

Numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and good friends.

Preceded in death by Travis and Clara Sims, Wife of 21 years, Christine Sims, son, Johnny Alexander Sims, and brother, David Lamar Sims.

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


08/13/2013

Edith Esmeralda Gonzalez, 18 months old, passed away Monday, August 12, 2013 at Memorial Health Systems in San Augustine.

Services will 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center with Father Jose Vidarte and Father Ruben officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 27, 2012 in Nacogdoches to Feliciano Gonzalez and Judith Contreras- Gonzalez.

She is survived by:

Parents: Feliciano & Judith Gonzalez of Center

Sister: Fatima Guadalupe Gonzalez of Center

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


08/12/2013

Adelle Rudd Chandler, age 98, passed away Monday, August 12, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches. She was born June 7, 1915, in San Augustine County, Texas, to parents Carl and Addie Rudd. Mrs. Chandler was married to Earl Chandler for 72 years, who predeceased her in April 2003.

Mrs. Chandler was a very devout Christian and a lifetime member of Martinsville Baptist Church (MBC). She was a member of the Martha Sunday School Class for many, many years until all her class members were either deceased or unable to attend. She then joined the "younger" ladies class and was an active participant until about two months ago when her health began to worsen. While attending MBC she was also active in the Women's Missionary Union (WMU), Vacation Bible School, and all other activities relating to worshipping and serving the Lord. She was truly an inspiration to all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her church family.

In addition to being predeceased by her husband and parents; one son, Clarence Chandler, two grandchildren, two brothers, Joseph Buell Rudd and John Hollis Rudd, and a sister, Alma Rudd Martin, also have gone on to be with our Heavenly Father.

She is survived by four sons, Billy Chandler and wife Bessie of Houston, Fred Chandler and wife Claudette of Nacogdoches, Mike Chandler of Nacogdoches, and David Chandler and wife Susan of Nacogdoches; and also by four daughters, Earlene Smith and husband Tucker of Martinsville, Barbara England of Austin, Betty Hamilton and husband Don of Clear Lake, and Karon Young and husband Steve of Dallas; two sisters, Ann Green and Marie Green, both of Martinsville; and a brother, Wayne Rudd of Martinsville. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

She never forgot a name or a birthday of any family member and always enjoyed having family get-togethers and preparing delicious food for everyone to enjoy. Mrs. Chandler was a great role model for her family and their many, many wonderful memories of her will live on forever in their hearts.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 15, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., followed by her funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Bro. Ronnie Sowell, a former pastor of MBC, will be conducting the service, assisted by Pastor Dee Daniel. Music will be provided by her granddaughter-in-law, Alisa Lofton. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Interment will follow at Martinsville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Martinsville Baptist Church or Martinsville Cemetery; or a charity of your choice.

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


Funeral services for Weldon Grimsley, 94, of Winnsboro, formerly of Longview, will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Longview with Rev. James E. Boatman officiating. Mr. Grimsley passed away Monday morning in a Winnsboro nursing home. The family will receive friends Wednesday morning from 10-11 AM prior to the service.

Weldon was born on October 2, 1918 in Center Texas to Vollie Bruce and Littie Ann Grimsley. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church for over 30 years and loved the Lord and it showed in his life. He owned a Bait and Tackle Shop in Center Texas for many years and owned and operated a Coin Shop in Longview as well. He was very active in the Lion’s Club and served for a while as the president. Mr. Grimsley loved the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing but he found great joy and local fame for being a beekeeper. He loved working with bees and everyone in east Texas knew him as the foremost authority on bees. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Ann Bradshaw; his sisters Ruby Peacock and Gertie Grimsley; and his brothers Choran Grimsley and Elvin Grimsley.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 73 years, Irene Grimsley; his daughter Mary Lynn Bublitz and her husband Ron; one sister, Melba Williams; his grandchildren Ken Bradshaw, Karen Ann Tinney, Paul Bradshaw, and Susan Shirley; and 8 great grandchildren.

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


08/11/2013

Doyle McCary, 83, of Seagoville, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Town East Rehab Center in Mesquite. He was born September 2, 1929 in Shelby County to William Fletcher McCary and Vera Mae Crocker McCary. Mr. McCary served in the United States Navy. He later became a general commercial contractor and was involved in numerous military building operations throughout his career including Carswell, Dyess, Tinker, and Fort Hood. He was a loving father and in his later years Mr. McCary was a devoted great grandfather who loved spending time with his boys. Mr. McCary was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center for 57 years, a member of the Shriners over 35 years, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. A masonic graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center under the direction of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.

Pallbearers will be fellow Masons.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Connie McCary Anderson and husband, Jim of Seagoville
Lisa Wighaman and husband, Buddy of Pilot Point

Son: Michael McCary and wife, Kimberly of Denton County

Ex-wife: Virginia of Pilot Point, formerly of Tenaha

6 Grandchildren

8 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Dorothy Day of Denton County

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Fletcher McCary and Vera Mae Crocker McCary
Daughter: Christy L. McCary

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


Jaime Ignacio Ceballos Garcia, 32, of Houston passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 in Houston.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father Jose Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 3, 1980 to Ignacio Ceballos and Griselda Garcia.

He is survived by:
Father: Ignacio Ceballos

Mother: Griselda Garcia

Sisters:
Irasema Vasquez
Tareth Leon

Nieces & Nephews:
San Juanita Vazquez, Raquel Gutierrez, Melanie Gutierrez, Heather Leon & Christopher Leon

Pallbearers:
Jose A. Gutierrez, Alfredo Leon, Martin Santiago, Hector Soria, Fernando Jurado, Alfredo Roque, Miguel Garcia & Ruben Rodriquez

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


Funeral service for Elvin Mervin Gary, 86, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 12, 2013, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mr. Gary passed away Friday, August 9, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born October 6, 1926, in Timpson, TX, Elvin Mervin Gary was the son of the late Ernest and Diamond Spradley Gary. He grew up in a large, loving family on the farm in the Corinth Community. He was a Timpson Bear, playing basketball and football. Mervin was drafted in May 1945, before his senior year at Timpson High School. He served in the Army Air Force in the Philippines during World War II and also served in the National Guard. On June 4, 1949, he and JoAnn Keating were married in Timpson.

Mervin attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Houston. He was an electrician at Continental Can Company in Houston for 31 years. Mervin was devoted to his family and while in Houston helped to coach Little League baseball. He and JoAnn moved back to Timpson in June 1984, and began to raise cattle, garden, and tend fruit trees. On June 4, 1999, Mervin and JoAnn Keating Gary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mervin was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include the love of his life, wife JoAnn Keating Gary; sons: Richard Gary and wife Sherry and Mark Gary and wife Nancy; daughters: Barbara Crouch and husband Melvin and Nancy Kathryn (Kathy) Richard; grandchildren: Amanda George and husband Michael, Sean Crouch and wife Tiffany, Zachary Richard and wife Kimberle, Heather Bryan and husband Michael, Krystal Zwerneman and husband Curtis, Toni Gary, Katie Kelley and husband Brad, and Travis Gary; great grandchildren: Reagan Standley, Clayton, Colton, and Caitlyn Richard, Camryn and Carson Crouch, Jordan and Carsan Zwerneman, and Ashlyn Kelley; and sisters Helen Hudson, Melma Sparks, Winnie Molloy, and Vera Brooks.

In addition to his parents, Elvin Mervin Gary was preceded in death by brothers: Melvin, Elzin, Lovis, and Jimmy Gary; brothers-in law: Norris Sparks, and Ossie Hudson; sisters-in-law: Audrey, Oneita, and Mary Gary; and great nephew Patrick Powers.

Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Ste. 1000, Chicago, IL 60611, or Kids for Christ, Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 336, Timpson, TX 75975. To convey condolences on line, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


08/09/2013

Ross Funeral Home of Houston and Hicks Mortuary of Center announce funeral service for Mr. Willie Glyn Greer of Houston, Texas. Services will be Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Ross Chapel at 10am. Graveside Services will be Saturday, Augusts 10, 2013, in Timpson, Texas at Timpson City Cemetery at 2pm.

Mr. Greer’s survivals are:

Wife, Beulah Roberts of Houston

Sisters:
Peggy Greer, Walker of Nacogdoches, Texas
Carol Sue Greer


08/08/2013

Funeral services for Mr. Calvin “Lupy” Edwards Sr., 56 of Center, TX will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 2 pm at Triump The Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, 908 Daniel Street, Center, TX with Prince Howard Cloudy Sr. as Eulogist. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Center, TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, TX.

Lupy passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 in Nacogdoches. He was born Oct 21, 1956 in San Augustine to Willie Edwards and Orean Edwards of San Augustine, TX.

Visitations will begin on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, TX.

Wake will begin on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Triump The Church and Kingdom of God in Christ 908 Daniel Street, Center, TX

Survivors include:

Wife-Linda Logan Edwards of Center, Tx

Children:
Tomekia Jones of Dallas, TX; Stephanie Hicks, San Augustine, TX; Calvin Edwards Jr, and Eddie Edwards of Center, TX.

Parents:
Father: Willie Edwards-deceased
Mother: Orean Edwards of San Augustine, TX

Brothers:
Clyde Edards (Rhena) San Augustine, TX
Willie Ray Edwards(Lois) Nacogdoches, TX
Cedric Edwards (Connie) Nacogdoches, TX
Elzie Edwards Nacogdoches, TX
Cecil Edwards(Jacqueline) Nacogdoches, TX
Tommy Lane Dallas, TX

Sisters:
Linda Pickens(Kenneth) San Augustine, TX
Renee Anders San Augustine, TX

And 10 Grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends.


William “Bill” Harold Roberts, age 61, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 08, 2013 at his residence in Center after a brief illness.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2013, from 2pm until 4pm at Mangum Funeral Home in Center.

Bill was born August 2, 1952 in Louisiana to Harold Edward & Frances (Walsh) Roberts. He graduated from Center High School in 1970. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983. He taught school for many years, having been employed by Nacogdoches ISD, Hudson ISD & Wells ISD. He was of the Methodist faith.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Roberts.

He is survived by
Mother, Frances Roberts of Center
Son, Austin Roberts of Austin
Daughter, Lexie Roberts of Nacogdoches
Mother of his children, Sharon Pinkston Roberts of Nacogdoches
Sister, Betty Jo “BJ” Laird & husband, Randolph “Spooky” of Atlanta, GA

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

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


Thelma Scates, 97, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 9, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 21, 1915 in Tenaha to Jabus and Maude (Welch) Risinger. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. She loved church, yardwork and sewing.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Harrell Scates and Daughter, Dolly Scates.

She is survived by:
Nephews and Niece:
Ellen Lieux of Baton Rouge
Tommy Scates of Shreveport
Eddie Scates of Longview

Special Friends:
Tommy & Alice West of Center
Numerous Other Family & Friends

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


08/06/2013

R.J. Barrett, 79, of Nacogdoches passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at his residence.

Born Sept. 15, 1933, in Nacogdoches County, he married Sadie Randall on April 2, 1955, in Center, Texas.

R.J. worked hard all of his life. He had worked for DeWitt's in the hatchery and as feed mill manager, later retiring from a career in the timber industry.

R.J. loved riding with his DPS friends for many years chasing cars, especially with his lifelong friends Pete Baggett and Tom Maddox.

He had served as an ordained deacon at Pleasant Hill.

R.J. cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved being behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler. He traveled many miles with "The Glory Boys" and "The Faulkners" as they sang southern gospel music. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all of his heart and could not wait to go down the Gloryland Road.

His survivors include his wife of 58 years, Sadie Randall Barrett; daughters, Sherry Faulkner of Nacogdoches and Glenda Cantu and husband Edward of Nacogdoches; sons, Bones Barrett of Nacogdoches and Kenny Barrett and wife Becky of Nacogdoches; sister, Aline Wisener and husband Marlin of Rhome, Texas; grandchildren, Garrel Faulkner, Gaven Faulkner, Tiffany Howard, Sarah Fiore, J.R. Barrett, Beverly Barrett, Jessie Barrett, and Britta Scriptsick; 11 great-grandchildren; and host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County with Bro. Garrel Faulkner, Bro. David Coleman, and Bro. John Spurgeon officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Tom Randall, Charles Randall, Pete Baggett, Tom Maddox, Lendell Martin, and Tommy Russell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice; 320 North Street, Suite #311, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

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


08/04/2013

Carter Huntington Amburn, age 7, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013, First United Pentecostal Church, Center, with Pastor Steve Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, August 6, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Carter was born on May 17, 2006 in Nacogdoches to Raymond & Mollie (Langford) Amburn. Carter was a student at Center Elementary School and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. Carter was a precious little man. He loved Jesus and didn't mind sharing with you what he believed. In his seven years here, he left behind a great testimony. Carter was full of life. He was a happy, energetic little boy and just like a typical boy, Carter loved super heroes, fishing, hunting and tubing on the lake and he loved his family and friends. Heaven gained a lil preacher man. Carter, you will always be in our hearts and we will miss you so much and see you again soon. Rest in peace, sweet boy.

He is preceded in death by his Grandfather, Billy Amburn, Great Grandfather, Thomas Huntington Smith, Jr., Great Grandmother, Leona Virginia Amburn & Great Grandfather, Bill Tom Langford.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Raymond & Mollie Amburn of Center

Sister:
Anna Marie Karolyne Amburn of Center

Grandparents:
Barbara Amburn of Center
Carolyn (Smith) & Jimmie A. Johnson of San Augustine
Bruce E. Langford of San Augustine

Great Grandmothers:
Marie I. Smith of San Augustine
Barbara Mason of Geneva

Aunts & Uncles:
Brady S. Johnson of Lufkin
Brock H. Johnson of San Augustine
Bailey E. Langford of Lufkin
Kelly Amburn & wife, Jeannie of Shelbyville
Billy Jack & Mindy Amburn of Galveston

Numerous cousins, Great Aunts and Uncles and friends

Pallbearers will be Carter’s uncles: Brady Johnson, Brock Johnson, Kelly Amburn & Billy Jack Amburn
Honorary Pallbearers will be Carter’s special friends: Keithan Horton, Kage Horton, Colby Lout &
Lance Wilburn.

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


Danny Porterfield, 50, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013 in Center. He was born September 13, 1962 in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Porterfield was a 1980 Graduate of Center High School, a Former Chapter President of Texas Logging Council and a member of First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin. He enjoyed racing, fishing and spending time with his grandkids.

Visitation will be held from 6:06 p.m. to 8:08 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:02 p.m., Friday, August 9, 2013 at First United Pentecostal Church in Center with Bro. M.H. Shubert and Bro. Bruce Kunkel officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Stanley, Kenneth Hardy, Roy Mixon, Shad Lout, Flint Calloway, Keith Brown, Wayne Griffin and Gary McDonald. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Amburn, Brandon Penick, Richard Tomlin and Jeff McDaniel.

He is survived by
Wife: Gena Porterfield of Center

Son: Rece Porterfield of Center

Daughter: Rena Porterfield Horton and husband, Brian of Center

Grandsons:
Keithan Horton of Center
Kage Horton of Center

Mother: Helen Amburn of Center

Brother: Robert Amburn of Center

Mother-in-law: Christene Borders of Center

Nephew: Blake Smith of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Delicia Eaves and husband, Larry Joe of Center
Christy Mills and husband, Ronnie of Center

Nephews:
Caleb McDonald of Center
Joshua McDonald of Center

Nieces:
Jasa Rodgers of Center
Taylor Mills of Center

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Dad: Otis Earl Amburn, Jr.
Father-in-law: Gene Borders
Sister-in-law: Cheree Smith
Grandparents: Otis Earl Amburn Sr. and Vassie Amburn
Grandparents: Ellard Baldree and Era Mae Baldree

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brilan Horton and Keithan Horton College Funds at Wayne Christian Financial Services, 204 Houston Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


08/02/2013

Funeral services for Mr. Lee Roy Castleberry, 77, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Vistitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, August 9, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Castleberry passed away August 1, 2013, in Timpson.

Born November 28, 1935, in Thornton, Texas, Lee Roy Castleberry was the son of the late Alton Castleberry and Julia Harlan Castleberry Bowman. He served in the United States Marine Corps, had been a master carpenter, member of Timpson Masonic Lodge #437, and Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son Roy Castleberry and wife Sabrina of Huntsville, TX; brothers Johnny Castleberry of Timpson, Jim Harlan and wife Betty of Gainsville, TX, and Leslie Castleberry of Cleveland, TX; sisters Eunice Morse of Cut N Shoot, TX and Cathy Farrell and husband Art of Cleveland; grandchildren: Kirk Castleberry and wife Catherine of Spring, TX, Jessica Hensarling of Cibolo, TX, and Brayden Castleberry of Huntsville; great grandchildren: Preston, Brenden and Karson; daughter in law Barbara Castleberry and family of Cold Springs, TX; former wife Sherry Castleberry and family of Timpson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Lee Castleberry was preceded in death by wife Annie Pearline Waggoner Castleberry, son Richard Earl Castleberry, daughter Alma June Castleberry and brother Melvin Harlan.

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


08/01/2013

Wyatt Jace Hopkins, infant son of Justin and Maegan Hopkins of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at LSU Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born Sunday, July 21, 2013 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Rosevine Cemetery in San Augustine.

He is survived by
Parents: Justin and Maegan Hopkins of Center

Brothers:
Kyle Hopkins of Center
Aiden Sanders of Center

Sisters:
Jade Hopkins of Center
Allie Hopkins of Center

Grandfather: Steve Monroe Hopkins and wife, Shawna of Center

Grandparents: John and Kim Sanders of Center

Great Grandmother: Willa Faye O’Neal of Benton, Arkansas

Numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Grandmother: Judy Michelle O’Neal
Great Grandparents: Mary Myrtle and Steven Franklin Hopkins
Great Grandparents: James and Maurine Sanders
Great Grandmother: Sandra Tillotson
Great Grandfather: Odell O’Neal

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

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07/31/2013

Carolyn Sue Walker, 72, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 10, 1941 in Center to Neal Gillis and Joyce Holt Scott. Mrs. Walker was a retired teacher’s aide at FL Moffett in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Pat Paxton, Clint Crocker, Craig Crocker, Mark Jones, Dustin Bird and Joe McSwain.

She is survived by
Husband: Hershal Walker of Center

Son: Kevin Walker and wife, Angela of Nacogdoches

Step Son: Donny Walker and wife, Bonnie of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Walker of Nacogdoches
Hannah Walker of Nacogdoches
Hunter Walker of Nacogdoches

Step Grandson: Devin Walker of Houston

Step Granddaughter: Katrina Bird and husband, Dustin of Frankston

Step Great Grandchildren:
Grant Bird of Frankston
Grace Bird of Frankston

Sister: Mary Paxton of Center

Sister-in-law: Ann Crocker of Center

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Neal Gillis and Joyce Holt Scott
Brother: Bob Crocker
Brother-in-law: Charles Paxton

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Myelodysplasia Research Fund at Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Clinic, c/o Christina Gutierrez, 6620 Main Street Suite 11A-07.3, Houston, Texas 77030.

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


Agatha Gray Vaughn, 65 formerly from Center, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Clovis, New Mexico. She was born on July 1, 1947 in Center to Marvin R.J. Gray and Winfrey Dell Gray. She was a 1965 graduate of Center High School.

She is survived by

Sons: Jason Everett Vaughn and wife Stacy of Illinois
Williams Shannon Vaughn of New Mexico

Sisters
Dellie Witt and husband Larry of Tampa, Florida
Leta Hutto and husband Chester of Center, Texas
Nancy Taylor and husband Robert of Tampa, Florida

Brother
Jim Bob Gray and wife Debbie of Huxley, Texas

2 Nieces
Wendy Wallace of Missouri
Laura Yanez of Center

A burial of cremains will be held at a later time in Oaklawn Cemetery.


Randy B. Sims, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at his residence. He was born September 7, 1958 in Center to Ward Sims and Lue Roderick Sims. Mr. Sims was a member of Dreka United Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville. He loved fishing with his grandbabies.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kerry Green and Bro. Barry Rankin officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Marty Pierce, Dexter Vaughn, Dwayne Kade Dockens, James Estes, Don Jackson and Chris Vaughn. Honorary pallbearer will be Mark Jackson.

He is survived by
Son: Scott Sims and wife, Kaitlyn of Center

Daughter: Elizabeth Harvey and husband, Steven of Shelbyville

Grandchildren: Nicole Harvey, Hunter Harvey, Kaylee Harvey

Mother: Lue Sims of Shelbyville

Brothers:
Allen Sims and wife, Debbie of Shelbyville
Rickie Sims and wife, Mary of Shelbyville
Benny Sims and wife, Barbara of Shelbyville

Sister: Margie Estes and husband, James of Tenaha

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Mary Sims
Father: Ward Sims
Brother: Howard Sims

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


07/30/2013

Raymond Crouch, Jr., 81, of Beaumont, passed away July 30, 2013 at Village Creek Nursing Home in Lumberton. He was born February 20, 1932 in Center to Raymond Crouch Sr. and Ethel Davis Crouch. Mr. Crouch served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Darrel Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Young, Sean Crouch, Billy Wayne Weathersby, Robert Crouch, Melvin Crouch, Rodger Berton, Don Smith and Michael Crouch.

He is survived by
Son: Steven Ray Crouch of California

Daughter: Terri Lynn Crouch of California

Special Friend: Jeanette Willett of Beaumont

Sisters:
Imogene Parigi of Beaumont
Geraldine Budwine and husband, Olden of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond Crouch Sr. and Ethel Davis Crouch
Brothers: Maurice Crouch and Jake Crouch
Sister-in-law: Melba Crouch

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


Richard Wood Dupre’, 85, of Center, passed way Saturday, July 27, 2013 at his residence.

A Memorial Graveside will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson.

He was born February 29, 1928 in Brownsville, Texas to Maurice John and Esther Modina (Wood) Dupre’. He attended Texas A&M University. He served in the US Navy for several years. Mr. Dupre’ was a commercial artist.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Maurice and Esther Dupre’, Sister, Jackie King and Brother, Ralph Dupre’.

He is survived by:

Brother: Jerry Dupre’ & wife, Marilyn of Montclair, NJ

4 Nieces, 1 Nephew

Numerous Relatives & Friends

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


Pauline L. Williams, 83, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Cecil Jones and Bro. Hubert Franks officiating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 11, 1930 in Beaumont, Texas to William Millard and Georgia Mae (Wright) Leavell. She was a member of the North Street Church of Christ in Center.

She is preceded in death her Parents, William and Georgia Leavell, Son, Andy Eppler and Son, Bruce Eppler.

She is survived by:

Husband of over 50 years: Virgil Williams of Tenaha

Children:
Roger Eppler of Jasper
Anna Koonce & husband, Paul of Florien, LA
Debbie Riedy of New Caney
Pauline Herrington of Tenaha
Sandy White & husband, Roy of Haughton, LA
Brenda Campbell & husband, Marlin of Macon, Mississippi
Jayne Webb & husband, Clifton of Tenaha

28 Grandchildren

63 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild to be born in September

2 Sisters:
Clara Mae Crumpacker of Houston
Maxine Stanley of Pasadena

Step-Sister: Norma Larimer of Splendora

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Robert Lott, Michael Webb, Randy White, Kenneth Jordan, Gary Campbell, David Eppler, Chris White & Zachary White

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


07/29/2013

William Walter Adams, Jr., 83 of Center, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler.

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

He was born October 20, 1929 to William Walter Adams, Sr. and Linda Louise (Humphries) Adams.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William Walter Adams, Sr. and Linda Adams.

Among his survivors include:
Brother & Sister-in-law:
James & Betty Adams of Greenville

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


Lillie Lou Adams, 86, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary York and Bro. Ron Luman officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 26, 1927 in Tularosa, New Mexico to Robert E. and Lillie (Daugherty) Cook. She was a charter member of Center Bible Fellowship.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert E. and Lillie Cook, Husband, Rev. T.O. Adams, Son, Tony Adams, Brother, Freddy Cook, Sister, Maxine Blair, Sister, Anise Hollingsworth, Sister, Bonnie Cook, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Stonewall Jackson Adams and Eva Adams

She is survived by:
Children:
Helen Dillon & husband, Buddy of Center
Nita Sims & husband, Richard of Center
Jerry Adams & wife, Janet of Center
David Adams of Center
6 Grandchildren:
John Wayne Dillon, Amy Sims, Jason Adams,
Amber Sims Childers & husband, Jason,
Lillian Sims Raminez & husband, Moses & Jeremy Adams
5 Great Grandchildren:
Natalie Lusk & husband, Billy
Adam Campbell, Jase Childers,
Annabelle & Erik Ramirez
2 Great Great Grandchildren:
Rorrie & Kynedie Lusk
Brothers & Sisters:
Johnny Cook & wife, Linda of Garrison
Jack Cook & wife, Suzette of Henderson
Frances Cook of Houston
Jane Jordan & husband, Cliff of Manteca, CA
Brother-in-law:
Earl Hollingsworth of Pearly
Sisters-in-law:
Peggy Adams of Garrison
Jerri Cook of Mt. Enterprise
Pallbearers:
Gene Folsom, Jason Adams, Mark Blair,
Billy Lusk, Adam Campbell & David Emanis

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


07/26/2013

Betty Tidwell, 87, of Center, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale, Bro. Carl Smith & Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 20, 1926 in Shelby County, Texas to Carroll and Ruth (Whittlesey) Ross. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Carroll & Ruth W. Ross, Husband of 66 years, Odis Tidwell, Daughter & Son-in-law, Kathy & Lee “Bubba” Diamond, Brother, Carroll Ross, Jr. and Sister, Jean Mills.

She is survived by:

Son: Mark Tidwell & wife, Zana of Center

Daughters:
Suzanne Taylor & husband, Leslie of Colleyville
Kelly Carlton & Vernon Carlton of Center

8 Grandchildren:
Randall Diamond, David Diamond & wife, Alaine, Andrea Joy Massey & husband, Chad, Lindsey Hibbard, Mark Alex Tidwell & wife, Nicole,Hayley Hibbard Rubio & husband, Isaiah, Leslie Taylor, Jr., & Will Carlton, IV

Great Grandchildren:
Oliver Haley, Isaiah Rubio, Justin Diamond & Hannah Diamond McCauley

Great Great Grandchild:
Morgan McCauley

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Special Friends: Susie Wright, Jordan Home Health, Accolade Hospice Nurses, First Baptist Church, Hillcrest Church, Jere Hicks Foster, Tom & JoBeth Kimbro & Vonda Tackett

In memory of special friend, David Lee

Pallbearers:
Jamie Hagler, Paul Hagler, Jeffrey Ross, Jason Williford, Michael Ross, Tim Bradshaw & Wesley Bradshaw

Honorary Pallbearers:
James Hagler, Donnie Hagler, Ronnie Hagler, Jody Ross, Jeff Ross, Mike Ross & Aubrey Wilson

If you choose to make a donation in memory of Mrs. Tidwell, you may do so to the charity of your choice.

If God did stoop to touch the rose bush whose withered blossoms float upon the autumn breeze and give it the sweet assurance of another spring time, He will not deny words of hope to the children of men when the frost of winter comes.

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


07/25/2013

Benjamin Doyle “Bud” Wallace, 86, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born January 8, 1927 in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County to Frank Wallace and Flossie Mae Pate Wallace. Mr. Wallace retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-one years of service. He was a member of ENON Church Builders and Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. “Bud” loved his family and was the best husband, a great father and a true friend.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife of 67 years: Billie Jo Wicker Wallace of Center

Children:
Terry Dale “Doc” Wallace and wife, Peggy of White Oak
Cynthia Ann Hill and husband, Ernest of Conroe
David Clint Wallace and wife, Carol of Buda

Grandchildren:
Jimmy Johnson and wife, Michelle of Montgomery
Karen Diane Mendez and husband, Doug of Tomball

Great Grandchildren:
Heather Hall, Braden Johnson, Annika Johnson, Julia Mendez and Carter Mendez

Siblings:
Margurette “Reatie” Adams
Jo Niel Wallace
Mary Sue Hagler
Marsha Lou Askew

Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank Wallace and Flossie Mae Pate Wallace
Brother: Jesse Franklin Wallace
Sisters: LaVada Mae Tees and Marquette Oliver

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Wallace’s name to ENON Church Builders Association.

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


07/24/2013

Lon Carrel Mathews, age 69, of Kemah and originally from San Augustine area, and Nacogdoches, passed from this life on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in League City, Texas.

Lon C. was born on February 16, 1944, in San Augustine, Texas, to Tommy (Griffin) Mathews and Miller Mathews. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 1966. In 1972, he began Mathew's Furniture in San Augustine. Lon's devotion to his faith, his family, and his business was unforgettable to all who knew him. Lon also knew how to have a good time and enjoyed hunting, racquetball, and spending time with those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Lon could always be counted to be there for his loved ones anytime they needed him. Even in the midst of pain, he couldn't help but smile when he saw the people he loved. We can't wait to see that smile again.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, in the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine, with Pastor Dennis Land, Becky Hawkins, and Kimberly Sayles officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine. Visitation will be Thursday, July 25, 2013, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

Those who are left to cherish his memory include his three daughters, and their families, Christen Sparks and her husband, Laird of Southlake, Texas, along with their daughters, Brooklyn and Stella; Katie Fanning and her husband, Trevor of Kemah, along with sons, Miller and Finn; Kim Sayles and her husband, Rob of Dallas, along with their son, Graham; Sister, Janet Mathews of Galveston.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Miller and Tommy (Griffin) Mathews.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family has requested Memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Serving as Pallbearers will include, Robert Bickley, John Henly, Sammy Dance, Dan Fussell, Kim Crisp, and Greg Gulley. Honorary Pallbearers will include, Jack Mathews, Curtis Haley, Jerry Nichols, Lewis Mathews, Tommy Mathews, Mike Mangum, Richard Epps, Morris Muckleroy and Murray Mathews.


Roy Bullock Sr., 78, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born December 21, 1934 in Rusk County to Willie T. Bullock and Kissie Mae Dick Bullock. Mr. Bullock attended First Assembly of God Church in Center.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by: Wife: Dorothy Bullock of Center

Daughter: Kathy Casey and husband, Rickey of Center

Son: Roy Bullock Jr. of Center

Stepsons:
John Wayne Vinent of Lincoln, Arkansas
Billy Ray Vinent of Lincoln, Arkansas

Sisters:
Willie Mae Fenley of Center
Ruby Bullock of Center

Brother: Robert Bullock of Center

A number of other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Willie T. Bullock and Kissie Mae Dick Bullock
Nephew: Robert Glen Phillips

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


07/23/2013

James David Whitton, 75, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born April 25, 1938 in Shelby County, Texas to James Elton Whitton and Irene Cooper Whitton. Mr. Whitton served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Don Moore officiating.

He is survived by
Son: David Whitton of Center

Grandson: Jesse Whitton of Paris, Arkansas

Great Granddaughter: Evie Whitton of Diane, Texas

Ex-wife: Ina Bass of Center

Step Daughter: Cherie Rudd of Center

Step Sons:
Kenneth Shahan of Center
Justin Shahan of Boston, Massachusetts

Brother: E. J. Whitton and wife, Johnnie Ruth of Longview

Step Mother: Jewel Whitton of Center

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Elton Whitton and Irene Cooper Whitton
Sister: Elsie Lee Willoughby

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


07/22/2013

Dortha Haley Burnett, went to be with her Lord and members of her precious family on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

She was preceded in death by: her husband Leslie G. Burnett; parents, Mary Yeates Haley & Ben Haley; brothers, Mark E Haley & wife Louise, Wray Haley & wife Fern, Carl Haley & wife Helen; sisters, Ruth Haley Beck & husband Woodrow, Opal Haley Byerly & husband Jasper; nephews, Paul Byerly, Jack Byerly, Marvin Byerly & wife Doris, John Byerly & wife Dorothy; great niece Tracy.

Dortha was born in Beaumont on June 12, 1922 where she lived most of her life. She lived 6 years in Austin, 8 years in Dallas and the last 12 years were spent in Shelby County, Texas. Dortha was active in Eastern Star work until she became ill in June of 2011. She served as Grand Esther in 1979 to 1980, Grand Warden, Grand Representatives 1963-1965 Penn. to Texas, 1980- 1982 District of Columbia to Texas, 1984 to 1986 Louisiana to Texas, Grand Chapter Committees- Credentials, Registration, By-Laws, Grievances & Appeals, many-many-many Worthy Grand Matrons appointments, 2001-2002 was the Chapter Mom and she loved each appointment, especially this one for Jimmie McMahon. She belonged to the Christian Church since 1937.

She is survived by:

Sons: Leslie Burnett, Jr. and Richard Burnett & wife Carol;

Grandchildren: Jody Burnett and his wife Suzzanne, Haley Burnett Sullivan and her husband Thomas, Dr. Brett Burnett and his wife Rachel, Austin Burnett;

Great Grandchildren: Brent Burnett, Brandon Burnett, Olivia Burnett, Bradley Burnett, Kennedy Smith, Bryan Burnett, Celab Burnett;

Special friends: Karen Burnett Snipes, Jimmie & Harold McMahon, Brooks & Beulah Speer.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Interment following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Forest Lawn Funeral Home from 4:00 ?? 8:00 p.m. on Monday.

Services are under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Houston, Texas


07/21/2013

Joseph Leon Berel, 71, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He was born February 22, 1942 in Many, Louisiana to Elmer Bo Berel and Hazel Fern McComic Berel.  Mr. Berel enjoyed hunting, fishing and helping others.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Price officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Carter Garner, Thomas McComic, Ray McComic Jr., Greg Rose, Eric Rose and Derrick Hughes.  Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Campbell and George Jones.

He is survived by
Children:
Weena Rose and husband, Greg of Nederland
Inez Hughes and husband, Derrick of Center
Jerry Berel and wife, Cindy of Tatum

Grandchildren:
Eric Rose
Amber Rose
Autumn Hughes
Chance Law
Nicholas Precella
Gabriel Precella
Evelynn Precella

Sisters:
Patricia Berel of Shreveport, Louisiana
Sallie Williams and husband, Harold of Zwolle, Louisiana

Mother of his children: Sandra Berel of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews and other family

Preceded in death by
Infant Son: Joseph Leon Berel Jr.
Parents: Elmer Bo Berel and Hazel Fern Lewis Berel
Brother: Billy Berel

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


07/19/2013

A family graveside service for Layton Clay Keeling, infant son of Justin and Dachiele (Pierce) Keeling of Mt. Enterprise, TX, was held on Friday, July 19, 2013, in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Layton was born and passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Survivors in addition to his parents are sisters Landry and Lawson Keeling of Mt. Enterprise; grandparents Danny and Dinah Pierce of Mt. Enterprise and Clay and Frances Newcomb of Henderson; great grandmothers Imogene Pierce of Timpson and Hazel Keeling of Mt. Enterprise; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Layton was preceded in death by grandfather Austin Leonard Keeling, III.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX, was in charge of arrangements.


07/18/2013

Margie (Hanks) Snider, age 80, resident of San Augustine County, passed from this life on July 17, 2013, in San Augustine.

Margie was born on November 24, 1932, to Effie (Harvey) Hanks and J.P. Hanks. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mr. Travis Snider, in 1998.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972. Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine. Visitation will be Friday evening, July 19, 2013, from the hours of 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Linda Snider Lewis and her husband, Johnny of Center; Patricia Snider Anderson of Houston; and Vicki Snider Horton of Center; Her Mother, Effie Harvey Hanks of San Augustine; Brother, J.W. Hanks and his wife, Cynthia of Jasper; Sisters, Wilma Hanks McMillien of Geneva; Betty Hanks Collum and her husband, Charles of Vidor; Rita Hanks Doyen of Silsbee; and Novis Hanks Stringer and her husband, Wayne of DeKalb,Texas; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mr. Travis Snider; father, Mr. J.P. Hanks; Son, Randall Lee Snider; granddaughter, Gina Snider, and a Brother, John Hanks.

Pallbearers will include, T.J. Horton, Josh Horton, Cory Anderson, Jason Snider, Brandon Lewis, and Chad Hamilton.

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


07/16/2013

Carl Lee, age 70 of Huxley, passed away, Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

A Memorial service will be held at a later time in Polo, Missouri.

He was born November 30, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri to James Henry and Helen (Wilson) Lee. He worked in construction as a sheet metal worker for many years. After retiring , he had two homes and traveled back and forth from Polo, MO to Shelby County for many years, making Huxley his home for the last 8 years. He loved to hunt and fish and mostly loved his family and always had a big hug and a smile for everyone he met.

He is preceded in death in by his Father, James Henry Lee, Sister, Donna Rule and Brother, Tom Lee.

He is survived by:
Mother:
Helen Lee of Kansas City, MO
Wife:
Sharon Lee of Huxley
4 Children:
Sherri Johnston & husband, Rick of Kearney, MO
Scott Lee & wife, Trudy of Grain Valley, MO
Shannon Lee of Kansas City, MO
Donnie McGinley of Polo, MO
12 Grandchildren
2 Great Granddaughters
Sister:
Carole Aubrey & husband, Elmer of Claycomo, MO
Brother:
Jerry Lee & wife, Judith of Idaho
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Relatives and Friends

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


07/15/2013

Joel Allen McKissick, 67, of Center, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 29, 1946 in West Monroe, Louisiana to Joel Allen McKissick and Ethel Earline Bryan McKissick. Mr. McKissick served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of The Gideons, West Monroe Masonic Lodge #419 in West Monroe, Louisiana and First United Methodist Church in Center.

Joel was the life of the party who never met a stranger. He could sell ice to an Eskimo and you never wanted to bet against him--you would lose. Joel loved his projects – landscaping the yard, setting up a small pool for the grandkids, removing the pool to replace with a fire pit, buying gadgets and “very useful” items from Amazon, and the list goes on… Joel would claim he didn’t like kids, but he would be the first person playing with them and chasing them around the yard. He absolutely adored his children and grandchildren: and they dearly loved their “Dad” and “Pop.” A promise was truly special to Joel. He taught us that we should never make a promise we don’t intend to keep. He was genuine, generous, and gracious. Joel loved to dance! He would glide across the floor with his Polly, smiling from ear to ear. He will be missed.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating.

Pallbearers will be Michael Glass, Michael Lee, Steve Hawkins, Jim Payne, Rob Payne and Tim Verner.

He is survived by
Wife: Polly McKissick of Center

Son: James Allen “J” McKissick and wife, Lin of Manchaca

Daughters:
Amy Kay McKissick Lebrun and husband, Ronald of Bastrop, Louisiana
Rachel Lee Conway Hawkins and husband, Steve of Marshall

Grandchildren:
Addison Steed, Kaylee Hilburn, Clint & Molly Lebrun, Hannah Lebrun Ruffenach and husband Justin, William James Hawkins and Elizabeth Kate Hawkins.

Great Grandchildren:
Porter Lebrun and Knox Ruffenach

Sister: Gloria Darnell of Monroe, Louisiana

Father and Mother-in-law: Charles & Patricia Brittain of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joel Allen McKissick and Ethel Earline Bryan McKissick
Sister: Jean Smith

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mr. McKissick’s name to First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935 or www.lafuenteriviera.com.

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


Kenneth "Red Bird" Harris, 62 of Garrison, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. He was born April 7, 1951 in Houston, Texas to Howard Stevenson Harris and Dorothy Jean (Little) Staine. Visitation will be 12:30 pm until 2:00pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Garrison Funeral Home. Services will be following visitation at 2:00 pm at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. John Voss officiating. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Son, Kyle Harris & wife, Carie of Timpson, Texas

Granddaughter, McKayla Harris of Timpson, Texas

Grandson, Ross Chandler of Carthage, Texas

Mother, Dorothy Jean Staine of Garrison, Texas

Brother, Roy Harris & wife, Sheila of Center, Texas

Grandmother, Clara Little of Garrison, Texas

Sister, Charlene Ann Peoples of Austin, Texas

Uncle, Robert "Bo" Little of Garrison, Texas

Special friend, Maurine Broadway

Host of other relatives and friends

He was proceeded in death by his father and one sister.

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


07/13/2013

Reverend Robert Charles Paige, 64 of Timpson, passed away July 4, 2013. He was born May 11, 1949 in Timpson to Travis Paige and Ruth Elma Polley Page and attended the Timpson Colored Independent School District. He united with Wallace Chapel Baptist Church at an early age. Reverend Paige married Leda Ann Tutt Paige, they were married 28 years on April 21.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 2pm Wallace Chapel Baptist Church 109 Marcus St., Timpson, Texas with Pastor Derrick Rhodes, officiating and Pastor George Grace, Eulogist. Internment to follow in Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He was the pastor of New Liberty Baptist Church for 7 years. He worked for the City of Timpson for 25 years until his health failed him.

Preceding him in death is his father, the late Travis Paige; mother, Ruth Elma Polley Page; one son, Potaski Montaz Page; six brothers; five sisters, and father-in-law, John F. Tutt, Sr.

Reverend Paige leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Leda Ann Paige of Timpson, Texas; six children, Charles Collins (Tiffany), Attrevious Page, Rolando Collins (the late Rachanda Collins); Tash Watts Thomas (Eric Thomas); Billy Tutt (ShaToya Adams Tutt); and Marco Watts. 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters: Ruth Osby and Virginia Page both of Timpson, TX; Loretta Berry (Pastor Alford Berry) of Tenaha, TX; Brothers: Travis Page Jr., (Debra); Willie Secton both of Houston, Texas, and Charles E. Page, Jr. (Beverly Page) of Timpson, TX; Mother-in-law, Bobbie Lou Tutt of Timpson, TX. A very good friend, Reverend George Willie Grace; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Active Pallbearers:
Larry Burns, Jarral page, Roberto Bussey, Reginald Page, Anthony Curtis, and Tommy Sparks

Honorary Pallbearers:
Charles Page, James Tutt, Travis Page, Jr., John Tuff, Bobby Tutt, and Willie Section

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


07/11/2013

Marshall Garland “Foss” Reynolds, 69, of Buna, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Beaumont. He was born September 22, 1943 in Shelby County to Jim Bob Reynolds and Janie Marie Wagstaff Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was retired from Ibew Local 479 in Beaumont, where he employed as an electrician for over 34 years. He was a member of Madison Masonic Lodge #126 in Orange and a member of Old Laurel Baptist Church in Buna.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Reynolds Cemetery in the Dreka Community of Shelby County with Bro. Lee Everheart officiating.

Pallbearers will be Crockett Drake, Lawrence Hughes, James Drake, Dudley Cox, Douglas Jackson and Don Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronny Lynch and Jimmie Earl Oates.

He is survived by
Wife: Wanda Reynolds of Buna

Sons:
Jim Marshall Reynolds of Buna
James Darrell Reynolds of Buna

Granddaughter: Whitney Cheree Marshall and husband, Robert of Port Neches

Sisters:
Shirley Harington and husband, Daniel of Shelbyville
Frances Bird and husband, Ray of Nederland

Brother-in-law: Spencer Parker of Shelbyville

Sister-in-law: Bernadine Creech of Center

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jim Bob Reynolds and Janie Marie Wagstaff Reynolds

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


07/10/2013

Jayce Addison Cradeur, 17, of Center, TX died at 2:58 AM on Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Jayce was born August 30, 1995 in Lake Charles, LA and was a 2013 graduate of Center High School, where he was an Honor Roll / Banner Roll student. He was enrolled in Austin’s Paul Mitchell School. His aspiration in life was to be the next great hair stylist and open his own salon. He will always be remembered for the example he set as a son, brother, and friend. Jayce had a huge heart and was always there for others. He loved to help children and had dreams of adopting a child one day. He was a wonderful artist and enjoyed helping people to feel good about themselves. He will be missed by all as he goes on to await our next great reunion, when we shall never be separated.

Jayce is survived by his mother, Crystal Rochelle Cradeur; step-father, Earl Buckley; sisters, Lexie Marie and Kylie Nicole Vidrine; grandparents, Dallas Cradeur and Karla Racca; great-grandparents, J.D. Racca and Gayle Racca; Godfather, Roland “Chip” Pesson; Godmother, Beverly Pesson; aunts, Aimee Cradeur, Desiree LeBlanc, Dana Cradeur, Dina Cuccio, and Kathy Racca; uncles, Joseph, Jeremy, and Stephen Racca, Mike LeBlanc, and Nick Cuccio; cousins, Darian Shively, Austin, Blake, and Chad LeBlanc and Caterina Cuccio; and many more relatives and friends unlisted.

His funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Charles, LA. Reverend Chris Fuselier will officiate. Burial will follow in Grand Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and continue on Friday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

Donations can be made to the family to help with expenses.

Words of comfort to the family may be left at http://www.johnsonfuneralhome.net/


07/09/2013

Thomas Perry Owens, 75, of Timpson, TX, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX. He was born June 19, 1938, in Manila, AR. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


07/08/2013

Graveside service for Leigh Erica Harris, 41, of Nacogdoches, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Blair Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 12 Noon – 1:30 PM, Wednesday, at Taylor Funeral Home. Ms. Harris passed away July 6, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born January 17, 1972, in Carthage, TX, Leigh Erica Harris was the daughter of the late Mickey Fleming and Cindy Hudson Summers. She was a graduate of Mt. Enterprise High School and Panola College School of Nursing. Erica had been a LVN and was also a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include her son Jack Harris of Timpson; daughters Holly Deason of Timpson and Heather Deason of Garrison, TX; parents Jerry and Cindy Summers of Timpson; grandmother Helen Summers of Garrison; sisters: Casie Spivey and husband Robby of Longview, TX, Regina Pace and husband Dewayne of Henderson, and Amy Dorman and husband Rusty of Henderson; brothers: Jason Fleming and wife Nikki of Timpson, Stacy Fleming of Tyler, Levi Fleming of Nacogdoches, and Jeremy Summers and wife Tina of Kingwood, TX; Aunt Gwen and Uncle Bubba, both of Timpson, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Erica was preceded in death by parents Mickey and Sheila Fleming and grandparents: Jack and Minnie Lee Hudson, Hap and Mattie Fleming, and Bro. Frank Summers.

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


Charles Wayne Griffin was born July 27, 1943, in Garrison, and grew up on the family farm. He died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Memorial Hospital due to heart and lung complications.

As a young man, he liked farm life, riding horses, eating homemade ice cream, and watermelons. He enjoyed a long career in the trucking industry and retired from Norfolk Contract Carriers, the company owned by him and his wife in Norfolk, Nebraska. After retiring, he and his wife Sandra returned to the family farm in Garrison.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Griffin, step children, Chuck Waite and wife Amy, Jodie Palmer and husband Kevin Palmer, and Cody Waite, grandchildren, Chelsea and Scott James, Cole Palmer, Kerstin Palmer, Austin Elkins, Bailey Waite, Charlston Waite and Mikayla Waite. Great Grandchildren, Kashton James, Madison Palmer, his brother James Keith Griffin, sisiter, Lajuan Herron, neice, Lisa Herron, and nephew, Lance Melton Herron.

He was preceded in death by his parents James Taylore, and Ruby Lois Griffin.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.


07/06/2013

James Nolan Hawkins (Jim), 68, of Center, Texas, beloved husband and best friend of Nelwyn Whitley Hawkins for 39 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he loved, laughed with, and lived for, on Friday, July 05, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Sue Childers, and his parents, Nolan Hawkins and Dorothy and Al Burnside.

Jim was born in Arkadelphia, AR, on January 19, 1945. He attended Louisiana Tech and received a BA in Business. He faithfully served his country in the Air Force.

Jim loved to travel, buying t-shirts and hats wherever he went and wearing them so he could strike up conversations about his travels. He loved animals and people and talking one on one with others. He constantly made physical contact with many pats or a light backhand to make sure the other person was listening. He valued truth and honesty, and always stressed to Steve and Judy, “Just tell me the truth, and you won’t get in trouble with me.”

Jim had nicknames for almost everyone, rarely using given names, and loved to joke and laugh and frequently used “banshee hollered” as an excuse for not listening or missing something important (Meaning a child screamed, and it wasn’t his fault he wasn’t listening). Jim had the purest, helpful and compassionate heart, and his loving spirit and sense of humor made the Hawkins’ house a welcoming place for friends and family.

Jim enjoyed landscaping, particularly trees and shrubs, and working outside, clearing brush, cutting down trees, and burning really large fires. He was known to leave his chainsaw on the dining room table from time to time. He loved history, ghost stories, the colors of the fall leaves, and riding in the car with the windows rolled down and his arm hanging out.

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Jim’s granddaughter Elizabeth explained it simply. She said, “Papa Jim might die. But he will go to Heaven and get a new body.”

Besides his wife Nelwyn, Jim is survived by his daughter Judy Dill and her husband Brian of Dallas, Texas and his son Steve Hawkins and his wife Rachel of Marshall, Texas; his grandchildren, Alex and Rebecca Dill and William and Elizabeth Hawkins; his brother-in-law Bill Childers of Tyler; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the members of The Hospice of East Texas facility. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care during a difficult time were a heartwarming blessing to the entire family. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.

A memorial service will be held honoring Jim on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Downs Funeral Home, 4608 Elysian Fields Road, Marshall, TX. Pastor Carlton Burris will officiate. Burial will be at Liberty Hill’s Taylor Cemetery in Bienville, LA at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of East Texas, c/o James Hawkins, or Liberty Hill Memorial Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 44, Bienville, LA. The Downs Funeral Home in Marshall, TX is caring for the arrangements.


Peggy Jean (Carithers) Enmon, age 72, of Center, formerly of Louisiana, passed away Saturday, July 06, 2013 at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating. A memorial visitation for friends and family will begin prior to the service at 1:00p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

Peggy was born in Carroll County, Mississippi, May 25, 1941 to Hugh Henry Carithers and Minnie Lou (Welch) Carithers. She was of the Baptist Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, 3 sisters – Louise Mulvihill, Elsie Russell, and Shelby Jean Carithers;
4 brothers- Thomas Carithers, Louis Miller, William and Charles Daves.

She is survived by:
Husband, Clyde Enmon, Jr. of Center

Children:
Wendy LeBlanc & husband, Michael of Chalmette, LA
Susan Poincot & husband, Lloyd of Houma, LA
Mel Enmon of Metairie, LA
Lisa Enmon of Center

Grandchildren:
Cory LeBlanc & wife, Kathleen, Gabbie Poincot, Trey Poincot, Halie Enmon, Chelsie Enmon, Hannah Nicosia, Emily Nicosia & Jake Nicosia

Great Grandchild:
Violet LeBlanc

Brother & Sisters:
Richard Carithers of WA
Mary Ann Hirras of FL
Martha Andrews of OH
Patricia Fleischer of MO

Numerous nieces and nephews
Special family, Johnny & Carolyn Sumerville

Brother-in-law:
Richard Enmon & wife, Judy of LA

In Lieu of flowers family request that donations may be made to Clever Creek Cemetery Fund-4030 FM 417 W., Center, Texas 75935, or the Charity of your choice.

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


07/03/2013

Macel Lee Brock, 80 of Center, passed away Tuesday morning at Holiday Nursing Home. Wake will be from 7pm until 9pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 1pm at Carroll Chapel C.M.E., Shelbyville, Texas with Rev. Delphine Scott to officiate. Interment to follow at Carroll Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Harry Stansberry of Center
Lennon Edwards of Center
Charles Edwards, Sr. of Timpson

Daughters:
Faye Edwards of Center
Renell Reed of Center
Renna Hubbard of Houston

19 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grandchildren

Brother, Jimmy Louis Brock of Center

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


Ellen Spears, 90, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Tyler.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center with Father, Jose Virdarte and Deacon, John Weber officiating. Burial will follow at Old Palestine Cemetery in Alto, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with rosary to follow at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 9, 1922 in Jefferson County, Texas to Clovis and Ella (Boullion) Weber. She attended the Saint James Catholic School in Port Arthur, Texas. She worked as a nurse’s aide for 30 years. She was a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Clovis & Ella Weber, Husband, Roy Spears, Son-in-law, Wayne Smith and Sister, Georgia Hoistma.

She is survived by:

4 Children:
James “Skip” Spears & wife, Tonja of Tyler
Trudy Hay & husband, Don of Nacogdoches
Molly Smith of Nebraska
Chris Dewey & husband, Dave of Utah

5 Grandchildren:
Scott Rowe & wife, Holly
Taffi Erwin & husband, Thane
Jonathan Spears & wife, Beth
Colby Smith & wife, Keleigh
Jennifer Sawyer & husband, Charlie

11 Great Grandchildren

2 Great Great Grandchildren

Brother: John Weber & wife, Jaynell of Slidell, LA

Sister: Marain Parr & husband, Kenny of Deer Park

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Scott Rowe, Jonathan Spears, Colby Smith, Charlie Sawyer, Thane Erwin & James Ragan

In lieu of flowers, Family requested donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Associations, 6055 South Loop E, Houston, TX 77087

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


Melissa Ann Lewis Wilburn, 50, of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Services will be 2pm, Saturday, July 6, 2013, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. James Risinger & Bro. Wayne officiating, burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

Melissa was born August 24, 1962 in Beaumont. Melissa lived in Vidor, Texas where she attended school, later she moved to Starks, La where she lived for many years. She currently lived in Huxley with her husband, Ralph. She was a member of East Hamilton Baptist Church. Melissa is preceded in death by her father, Johnny H. Lewis, step-father, Buddy Montgomery, brother, James “Sluggo” Montgomery, father-in-law & mother-in-law, Kenneth & Katherine Wilburn and brother-in-law, Randy Wilburn.

Among her survivors include:

Husband: Ralph Wilburn of Huxley

Daughter & son-in-law: Summer & Tino Ramos of Lena, Mississippi

4 Grandchildren:
Myah Lewis, Ysabella Ramos, Aydun Ramos & Sofia Ramos

Mother, Evelyn Montgomery of Deweyville

Step-mother, Patsy Jones & husband, Bobby of Vidor

Brother, David Lewis of Houston
Brother, Johnny E. “Bo” Lewis & wife, Lorie of Vidor
Sister, Virginia Taylor & husband, Sammy of Vidor
Sister, Stephanie Smith of Grants, New Mexico
Sister, Patrina Rich & husband, Marvin of Vidor
Sister, Barbara Lowery & husband, Keith of Vidor
Brother, Eldon Montgomery of Deweyville
Sister, Josephine Montgomery of Deweyville
Special Brother, Riley Jones of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and friends
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Joyce Ray (Lee) Hilliard, 86 of Houston, died July 1, 2013 in Lake Jackson, TX. She was born July 25, 1926 in Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas to George Lee and Bessie Poplin Lee. Joyce worked as a secretary and accountant and was a lifelong member of the American Business Women’s Association where she served in various capacities including National President, 1974-75.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, George and Bessie Lee; Husband, Curtis J. Hilliard; three Brothers, Raymond Lee, Maurice Lee, George Washington Lee, Jr.; and Sister, Agnes Stone.

She is survived by her three daughters, Olivia Hilliard Scheible and Husband Glen, Glenna Lee Hamilton and Husband Bill, Melinda Jo Hammond and Husband Glenn; two Granddaughters, Jennifer Gilligan and Ashley Barclay; one Grandson, William B. Hamilton; and one Great-granddaughter, Sarah Gilligan.

Services for Joyce will be held at Pat H. Foley & Co., 1200 W. 34th St., Houston, TX 77018. Visitation will be Friday, July 5, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:00pm, with service starting at 1:00pm. Private Burial to follow in Tenaha, TX under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Online condolences can be sent to www.PatHFoleyFuneralDirectors.com

Please make donations in memory of Joyce to your favorite charity or to the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund, ABWA, 11050 Roe Ave., Suite 200, Overland Park, KS 66211. Online donations are accepted at www.sbmef.org.


07/02/2013

Ted McMahon, 59, of Carthage, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Lifecare Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

He was born August 31, 1953 to Vance and Billie Jean (Stoker) McMahon.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Van and Billie Jean McMahon, Aunts & Uncles, Nelda Jackson, Jack Stoker, Oran Stoker and Waylon Stoker.

He is survived by:

Uncle: Gaylon Stoker

Cousin: Robin Stewart of North Dakota

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


07/01/2013

Kenneth Warren Watlington, 91, of Center, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born June 6, 1922 in Horace, Kansas to Ferral Watlington and Elizabeth Watlington. Mr. Watlington served as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall officiating.

He is survived by
Wife: LaVelle Watlington of Center

Daughters:
Zonia Corbell and husband, Shane of Shelbyville
Tonja Bordelon and husband, Ray of Frierson, Louisiana

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

Brothers:
Cecil Watlington and wife, Virginia of Center
Jay Watlington and wife, Jo of Lufkin

Sister: Mary Lou Adams of Center

Great Grandchild: Cash Ruiz

Sister-in-law: Gloria Watlington

Special Nieces and Nephews:
Rodney & Debbie Warren and children, Michael Vincent Warren, Sarah Scott and Adam Scott
Shelia Hudson and son, Warren Hudson

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Ferral Watlington
Mother: Elizabeth Watlington Clark
Brother: Jackie Watlington
Sister-in-law: Reba Watlington
Brother: Billy Earl Watlington
Brother-in-law: Denny Adams

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Watlington’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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


Sammy Joe Eldredge was born in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 13, 1939 to Joseph Orville and Leona Gertrude Jones Eldredge. He entered into his final reward on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Sammy attended school in Denison, Texas and graduated from high school with the DHS class of 1957. He accepted the Lord as his Savior in 1956, and married the love of his life, Betty Ruth Crawford on his twentieth birthday, June 13, 1959. (Everyone always teased him, because his mother had to sign to OK the marriage license.)

Sammy and Betty joined Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist in Denison, on Mothers’ Day, May 10, 1964, and he was baptized a few days later. On July 2, 1967, they answered God’s call to the ministry and moved to Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson on June 2, 1968. He accepted the pastorate of Gum Springs Missionary Baptist Church in August of 1968 and began seminary that same month. Sammy graduated from TBI in May 1972.

That same summer, he accepted pastorate of Lee-Hi Missionary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and remained there until May 1974. Mothers’ Day 1974, Sammy accepted the pastorate of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas, and he remained pastor of that church for 34 years until his resignation on July 5, 2008.

Anyone who knew Sammy Joe Eldredge knew how much he loved his Lord and Savior. Sammy served God faithfully as a husband, father and head of his family, and as a shepherd and pastor of each church he led. He spent thousands of hours on the road visiting hospitals, nursing homes, shut-ins, witnessing to the lost, carrying out the Great Commission of our Lord. He never complained although many times he felt as bad as the people he visited. He had a compassionate heart and a willing spirit.

Sammy is survived by his wife Betty, who stood faithfully by his side for 54 years, and daughters Cindy Rhodes and husband Bobby, and Sandy Jones and husband Carroll,. He also leaves behind five grandchildren who were the stars in his sky, Kimber Rhodes Jones and husband Joey and Jenny Rhodes Cassell and husband Solomon , and Scott Jones and wife Katie, Joseph Jones and wife Kathryn, and Samuel Jones. He also leaves seven great-grandchildren, Savannah and Madeline Cassell, Klaira and Kayleigh Jones, and Makayla, Sophie and Jaxxon Jones. Sammy is also survived by his brother Don Eldredge and wife Debbie, and sister-in-law Wanda Eldredge, all of Sherman, father-in-law Roy Crawford of Timpson, brother-in-law Roy Crawford, Jr., of Whitney, TX, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Louise and Richard Koiner of Clarksville, TX.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jim Eldredge, and his beloved mother-in-law Audrey Crawford.

Funeral service for Bro. Sammy Eldredge will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Stringer, Bro. Darrell Owens, and Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 -8:00 PM, Monday, July 1, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Pine Springs Missionary Baptist Youth Encampment, 3386 FM 1798 W, Laneville, TX 75667

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06/30/2013

Freddy Ray Ellison, 62, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 29, 1950 in McKinney to Simon Frederick Ellison and Julie Irene Preskett Ellison.

No funeral service is planned.

He is survived by
Son: John L. Ellison of Dallas

Daughter: Christi DePaul and husband, Shane of Dallas

Granddaughter: Coryn DePaul

Grandson: Corbin “Lil Fred” DePaul

Sister: Sue Matthews and husband, Milton of Garland

Brother: Billy Bob Ellison of Valley View

Nephew, who resided with him for the past two years: Barry Ellison and wife, Janet

Numerous other nieces and nephews

Special Friend: Leanne Mason of Center

A host of other friends

Mr. Ellison is preceded in death by his parents, Simon Frederick Ellison and Julie Irene Preskett Ellison.

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


06/27/2013

Michael Edward Boyd, 56 of Carthage, departed this Earthly Home to be with our Lord on June 26, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Holland Quarters community, Carthage. Burial will follow in the Holland Quarters Cemetery, Carthage under the direction of Garmon Funeral Home of Henderson.

Michael Edward Boyd was born on August 27, 1956 in Shelby County, Texas to Johnny and Eula Mae Mason Boyd. Mike accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Holland Quarters Community. He attended the public schools in the community and graduated with the Class of 1974.

Michael Edward Boyd united in marriage to Eula Faye Hawkins and to this union two children were born. His working career was with Kelly's Collision of Carthage as a Certified Painter for many years and he loved spending time with his family and friends playing softball, camping, barbecues or just sitting under the trees talking. Mike's true passion was his sports; the Dallas Cowboys, the L.A. Lakers and let's not forget those Carthage Bulldawgs!

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Eula Mae Mason Boyd and son, Rodrick.

Michael Edward Boyd leaves to cherish his memory ~ a loving wife, Eula Faye Boyd; daughter, Nekima Nisha Boyd; three brothers, John (Evelyn, who he loved like a sister) Boyd; Charles Westmoreland and Linzell Smith; sister, Bobbie Reid and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Public viewing for Mr. Boyd will be held, Friday, June 28, 2013 from 2-5 pm at the funeral home and family visitation from 6:30-7:30 pm at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Carthage.

Online guest book and condolences may be made at www.garmonfuneralhome.com.


Jessie D. Roberts, 84 of Henderson, departed this life on June 15, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Mt. Enterprise. Burial will follow in the Blanton Cemetery, Mt. Enterprise under the direction of Garmon Funeral Home of Henderson.

Mr. Jessie D. Roberts was born on September 12, 1928 to Jessie and Robirda Edwards Roberts in Rusk County, Texas. He attended the Mount Grove public schools in his community and united with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Jessie was an avid guitarist, organizing the musical group: "A.D. & The Night Rockers"; he was called "A.D. He loved his music and was well known throughout East Texas. Jessie was also known as the "Soda Water Man" during the revivals.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Robirda Roberts; brother, R.B. Roberts and sister, Mae Helen.

Jessie D. Roberts leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Annie Townsend Roberts of Henderson, Texas; children, Catherine Hodge (Milton) of Henderson, Texas; Debbie Woods of Nacogdoches, Texas; Carletus Patrick (Cleopatra) of San Diego, California and Judy Roberts of Longview, Texas; eleven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; his siblings, Jessie Lee Brown and Dortha Roberts, both of Galveston, Texas and Clara Mills of Los Angeles, California; caregivers, cousins: Linda Harris, Pete and Nell McClendon and Nevelyn Jones; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Online guest book and condolences may be made at www.garmonfuneralhome.com.


Mike Osby, Sr., age 62 of Timpson, passed away Tuesday night, June 25, 2013 at Hospice of East Texas, Tyler, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 from 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, Texas. Services will be held at 11am Saturday, June 29, 2013 at First Smyrna Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas with interment at Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Officiating will be Elder Marvin Jackson, Sr.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Chante Osby of Garland, Texas
Anita Tutt and husband Douglas of Timpson, Texas

Sons:
Lavar Osby and wife Pennille of Houston, Texas
Jeremy Osby of Houston, Texas
Mike Osby, Jr. of Dallas Texas

16 Grandchildren; 19 Great Grandchildren

Mother, Yvonnie Harris of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brothers:
Alford Osby of Houston, Texas
Calvin Osby of Houston, Texas

Sisters:
Brenda Gaston of Dallas, Texas
Faye Johnson of Timpson, Texas

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


Funeral services for Neveska “Neg” Williams Alexander Wheatley, 84, will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA with Reverend Charles Hall and Reverend Lance Cypert officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in the Bethel Community, LA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, June 28, 2013.

Neg was born September 23, 1928 in Stockman, TX to Walter and Willie Ada Muckleroy Williams and passed away June 27, 2013. She was a member at First Baptist Church in Logansport, LA.

Preceding Neg in death was her husbands Lewis Alexander and Dured Wheatley; parents; sisters Elwanda Bartin, Mickey Spaulding, Bobbie Jo Starr; brothers Temple Williams, Gibbs Williams, granddaughter Natalie Wait.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her son Don Alexander and wife Renee; daughter Debbie Nicholas and husband Charles; brothers Banks Williams and wife Dorothy, Buck Williams and wife Melba, and Lowell Randall Williams and wife Karen; grandchildren Ginny Pollard and husband Jared, Matthew Alexander, Braxton Nicholas, Paul Nicholas, and Jason Nicholas.

Those honoring Neg as pallbearers will be Mike Wheatley, David Cunningham, Troy Alexander, Kenneth Hadley, Gary Henderson, and David Graves.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Garden Park Nursing and Rehab and Saint Joseph’s Hospice staff for their special love and care.

Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.


Daisy Snider, age 93, long time resident of San Augustine County, passed from this life early Thursday morning, June 27, 2013, in San Augustine.

Ms. Daisy was born to Georgiana (Yates) Goings and Thomas Goings on September 23, 1919, in Shelby County, Texas. She was the youngest of 10 children, 7 of whom reached maturity. She is the last surviving (Goings) and next to the last surviving (Snider) Aunt.

She is preceded in death by her son, Ken Snider; Her husband of 69 plus years Mr. Buck Snider; grandsons, Ken Snider, Jr. and John Grissom.

Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine. Officiating will be Bro. Frank Holrath, and Jackie Bell. Visitation will be Sunday evening, June 30, 2013, from the hours of 5 pm to 8 pm at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

She is remembered and cherished the most by her daughter and son-in-law: Judith (Judy) and Arnold Soucie of San Augustine; Her Daughter-in-law: Ruth Snider; Grandchildren: Michelle Grissom Anderson and her husband Scott, Steve Snider and Wayne Grissom and his wife, Allyssa; and Tony Soucie and wife, Laveena; Her Great-Grandchildren: Alex Anderson, Andrew Soucie and Alexander Soucie, along with Abbie Grissom and Ashton Grissom. Numerous nieces and nephews who have been as close as children, and several special "children" that were chosen along the way

Pallbearers will include, Lane Chambers, John Stine, Clint Chambers, Terry Johnson, Alvin Newton and Greg Newton. Honorary Pallbearers will include, Clyde Epps, Mike Tollett and Tommy Hunter.

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


06/26/2010

Marvin Benton Crocker, known to all as Ben Crocker, age 41, passed from this life Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Catlin County, Arkansas. He was born to Bill and Annette Crocker in Nacogdoches, Texas on June 6, 1972.

Ben is survived by:

Wife, Shirley Crocker of San Augustine

Parents, Bill and Annette Crocker of San Augustine

Children:
Patrick and Ashley Crocker of Bernard, Texas
Holly Crocker of Palestine

Step-children:
Jason and Tonya of Nacogdoches
Billy Ray and Deloris of Garrison,
Julie and Roger of Sand Hill,
Karen and Eric of Wells,
Joy of Nacogdoches
Randy and Vicky of Center

Brother, Bill and Ruby Crocker of San Augustine

Grandmother, Peggy Smith of San Augustine

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great-nieces. So many friends that he hunted and fished with. Bro. Bob and Delilah Grass of Garrison and Mike and Lisa Bently of Melrose were some of the Closest friends.

He was preceded in death by his grand-parents Earl and Francis Crocker; grandfather Pat Smith.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Sonny Scarborough officiating and burial will follow in Little Flock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alan Eberlan, Ben Eberlan, James Monte, Jerry Dickerson, Red Christian, Matt Caswell, Jonathan Dees.

Visitation will be Friday June 28, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 W. Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


Patrick Wayne Murphy, 64 of Center passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Memorial Hermann, Memorial City in Houston, Texas due to an illness.

A Memorial Service will be held at Short United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 2:00pm with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

Patrick was born on March 18, 1949 to Jack and Melba Murphy in Center, Tx. He was employed for 25 years at Big Tin Barn and 4 years at Walmart as a door greeter.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jack Monroe Murphy & Melba Frizzell Murphy, Infant Brother, James Alvin Murphy, Brothers, James Alvin Murphy and Jack Michael Murphy, and Niece, Jacqueline Murphy Gibbs

He is survived by wife: Donna Murphy

Brother: Thomas Paul Murphy and wife Dorothy of Center

Sisters:
Donna Murphy Sisto of Houston, TX
JoAnn Murphy Morrow of Nacogdoches, TX

Children:
Stacey Murphy & Wife Stacey of Willis, TX.
Tracy & Wife Christina of Montgomery, TX.
Jason Murphy of Conroe, TX
Christina Murphy & Daughter-in-law Diana Sims of Houston, TX.
Don McCurdy & wife Jennifer of Houston, TX
Ronnie McCurdy of Tomball, TX
Darryl McCurdy & wife Tiffany of Spring, TX
Chuck McCurdy & wife Sharon of Cypress, TX

15 Grandchildren:
Kyndal Murphy, Kelsi Shelton, McKenzie Murphy, Ashlyn Murphy, Cody Murphy, Hunter Stanley, Easton Murphy, Brittany McCurdy, Stephanie McCurdy, Brandon McCurdy, Darian Simpson, Delaney Simpson, Dean McCurdy, Allison McCurdy, and Taylor McCurdy.

2 Great-Grandchildern: Keaton & Austin McCurdy

Numerous nieces, nephews & friends.

Special Friends:
Joe Shaw of Conroe
Don Odle of Conroe
Betty Samford of Center
Margaret Andrews of Center
Myrline Bradshaw of Center
Harold Malone of Nacogdoches, TX
Niece Tina Sowell & husband Lee
Peggy Monk
Betty Grimsley

Honorary Pall Bearers are as follows:
John Monk, Darren Vaughn, Pete Andrews, Frankie Windham, Charles Hall, Jimmy Bradshaw, Ben Samford, Woodrow Foster, Travis Brittian, Sammy Monk and Timothy Murphy.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Short United Methodist Church in care of John Monk at P.O. Box 854, Center, TX. 75935 or during the time of the memorial service.

Claire Brothers Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of the arrangement.


06/25/2013

J.T. Clark, 76 of Center, passed away Thursday evening, June 20, 2013 at his residence. Services will be held at 11:00am Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Triumph Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Services will be officiated by Prince Howard Cloudy.

He is survived by:

Wife, Eldrid (Mollie) Clark of Center

2 Daughters: Sherron Clark King and Sheila Clark of Houston

3 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren

Brother, Cleveland Clark of Houston

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


06/24/2013

E. C. McSwain, 87, of Houston, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 in Woodville. He was born June 26, 1925 in the Choice Community of Shelby County to Leo McSwain and Ada Anthony McSwain. Mr. McSwain joined the United States Merchant Marines and went on to serve in the Marine Corps during World War II. He later became a master plumber, owning and operating Cashmere Plumbing Company in Houston for over 25 years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Charles Collett officiating. A Military Honors graveside will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Randy McSwain, Brian McSwain, Don McSwain, Jason Locke, Kyle Locke, Patrick McSwain and Matthew Surface. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Hart, Jerry Myrow, Larry Scott, Bill Distefano, Cecil Hart, Ted Hopkins, Guy Hopkins, Freeman McSwain, Greg Hart and Kenny Hart.

He is survived by
Son: Keith McSwain and wife, Shyrel of Colmesneil

Daughters:
Kathy Jones and husband, Teral of Colmesneil
Kay Lynn Surface and husband, Mike of Fulshear

Daughter-in-law: Elaine McSwain of Spring

Grandchildren:
Randy McSwain of Spring
Brian McSwain of Katy
Don McSwain of Cypress
Jason Locke of Center
Kyle Locke of Nacogdoches
Kathryn Hudman of Tarkington
Matthew Surface of Fulshear
Meagan Surface of Houston
Katelyn Surface of Houston
Bonnie Inamdar of Houston
Patrick McSwain of Houston

20 Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-law: A.M. “Bo” Scott of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Wife of 51 years: Gwen McSwain
Son: Kerry McSwain
Brothers: Hugh McSwain, Leon McSwain
Sisters: Lona McSwain, Delva Fountain, Norma George, Ora Mott, Odell Hart, Laura Jean Scott

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


Betty Jo Harper Foster, 86, of Center, passed away June 22, 2013 at Life Care Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born October 5, 1926 in El Dorado, Arkansas to J.E. Harper and Inez Alford Harper. Ms. Foster was a member of the Preceptor Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma PHI, a member of Center Country Club and also a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be C. Scott Massey, Mike Walker, David Chadwick, Rick L. Campbell, John Lee Pigg, Josh McAdams, John Griffin and Frank E. Parker Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be W.I. Davis, James Campbell, Dr. Earl Grant, John Mobley, Rhett Stone, Gail Cuculic, Billy Bob McAdams, T. J. Chapman, Joe Louis Jones and John Black.

She is survived by
Daughter: Bonnie Walker of Austin

Sons:
Tolbert L. (Buster) Foster of Aledo
James Robert Foster of Rockport

Grandsons:
Clayton Foster Walker of Dallas
Mason David Walker of Austin

Preceded in death by
Parents: J.E. Harper and Inez Alford
Husband: Tolbert Foster
Brother: Doug Harper

A special thanks to Marie Small and family for many years of devoted assistance, Kelle Williams, Progressive Care Center administration and staff, and Life Care Centers of Shreveport, Louisiana.

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


6/22/2013

Eric Ray Risinger, 33, of Huxley formerly of Montana, passed away suddenly, Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall officiating.

He was born September 7, 1979 in Nacogdoches. He was a commercial diver and he also served in the US Army for 6 years and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Mac Ballard & Gerri Cooper.

He is survived by:

Children:
Kayli McWhorter & Peyton Risinger

Mother: Myra Durham of Huxley

2 Aunts:
Janet McLeod & husband, Tom of Shreveport
Kathy Vining & husband, Burt of Austin

Uncle: David Ballard & wife, Karen of Deer Park

Cousins:
Shari Sautner
Amanda Shofner
B.J. Vining
Tony Vining
Samantha Vining
David McLeod
Blake Ballard
Sabrina Ballard

Special Friend: Beth

Father: Herman Ray Risinger of Lufkin

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


6/20/2013

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Hooper Simon, 52 of Timpson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Wallace Chapel Baptist Church, South Marcus Street, Timpson. Burial will follow in the Camp Ground Cemetery, Mt. Enterprise under the direction of Garmon Funeral Home of Henderson.

Mrs. Gladys Hooper Simon was born on August 18, 1960 to the late Ms. Mahaleia Moore in Timpson, Texas. She attended schools in the Timpson ISD where she graduated high school in 1978. She attended college at Panola Jr. College and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University earning her B. A. Degree in Elementary Education. She also did graduate studies toward her Master’s Degree.

Mrs. Simon worked as a Medical Transcriptionist at Memorial Hospital in Center, Texas while attending college. She began her teaching career at Timpson ISD where she taught all subjects from Kindergarten to 5th grade and she later became a Math Specialist where she worked until she retired in May, 2013 after putting in twenty-two years of service.

Gladys accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Wallace Chapel Baptist Church where she was very active. She served as church treasurer, secretary, choir member, and wherever else she was needed. Gladys loved her church very much and found great joy in serving.

Gladys passed peacefully from her physical life of a lengthy illness to her new home to live with the Lord on Monday afternoon, June 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mahaleia Moore; her father, Lee Berk Rather; father and mother-in-law, Samuel Jamie and Cillersten Simon, brother, Paul Rather and a brother-in-law, Elijah Simon.

She leaves to cherish her memories: husband of thirty-one years, Ronald Eugene Simon, Timpson, Texas; daughter, Chaska (Toby) Griffith, Cedar Hills, Texas; Ryan Simon and girlfriend, Kisa Jones, Arlington, Texas; two grandchildren, Courtland and Ashlynn Griffith, Cedar Hill, Texas; two step-grandchildren, Shakur Johnson, Timpson, Texas and Lailah Moore, Arlington, Texas.

Gladys was blessed with many siblings: nine sisters, Mae Mosley, Timpson, Texas, Mary Horn, Little Rock, Arkansas, Linda Black, Nacogdoches, Texas, Doris Rather, Baton, Rouge, Louisiana, Alice Mosley, Tyler, Texas, Joyce Johnson, Center, Texas, Josephine Rather, Birdie (James) Kelly and Shelia Rather all of Houston, Texas; six brothers, Jerry Hooper, Davenport, Idaho, Larry (Yvonne) Hooper, Grand Prairie, Texas, Samuel (Jean) Rather, Garrison, Texas, Michael Rather, Nacogdoches, Texas, Nelson Rather and Clifford Lynn Rather both of Lufkin, Texas; four sisters-in-law, Ima Jewel Young, Commella (Ennis Earl) King, Lillie (Anthony) Oliphant all of Garrison, Texas and Carolyn Sims, Minneapolis, Minnesota; three brothers-in-law, Don (Patricia) Simon and Printis Simon both of Garrison, Texas and Carl (Johnnie) Simon, Dallas, Texas; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Public viewing for Mrs. Simon will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 1-4 pm at the funeral home and family visitation from 6-8 pm at Greely C.M.E. Church, Highway 84 East, Mt. Enterprise.

Online guest book and condolences may be made at www.garmonfuneralhome.com.


06/18/2013

Bobbie Ann Barbe, 80, of Baytown formerly of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 5, 1933 in Shelby County to Elton and Vera (Samford) Bradshaw.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Bradshaw, Husband, James Gibson Barbe, Son, James Michael Barbe, Brother, J.T. Bradshaw and Brother, Paul Bradshaw.

She is survived by:

Daughter:
Leslie Metcalf & husband, Mark of Baytown

Son:
Richard Barbe & wife, Connie of Nacogdoches

Granddaughters:
Laura Hendrix & husband, D.J. of Anahuac
Leah Moody & husband, Shane of Baytown
Sheila Collete & husband, Scott of North Carolina

6 Great Grandchildren:
Sierra, Savannah & Lane Moody
Lindsey & Dalton Hendrix
Donnie Burson

4 Brothers:
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bradshaw of Center
Mr. & Mrs. K.P. Bradshaw of Center
Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Bradshaw of Tyler
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Bradshaw of Whitehouse

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


Graveside services for Brooklyn Heflin Livingston, infant daughter of Bryan Warner Livingston and Amanda Heflin Livingston, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Mount Herman Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Jerod Haygood officiating.

Brooklyn was born and passed away June 4, 2013, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 21, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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


Conchita A. Hooper, 69, of Timpson, TX, passed away Friday, June 15, 2013, at her home in Timpson. Born December 26, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Eugene Dorsey and Doris Kennedy Dorsey. The family has selected a cremation and no services are scheduled at this time.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of this arrangement.


06/17/2013

Services for Milissa Lea LaPrairie will be at 10AM, Friday, June 21, 2013 at New Hope Free Methodist Church, Deville with Rev. Emmitt Belgard, Rev. Jason Paul and Rev. Stanley Paulk officiating. Visitation will be from 5PM until 9PM, Thursday, June 20th and from 9AM until time of service Friday, June 21st at New Hope Free Methodist Church. Interment will be at Big Island Memorial Cemetery, Deville under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.

Milissa Lea LaPrairie, 38, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her father, Delbert LaPrairie; grandmother, Gwen Satcher; grandfather, Edgar H. LaPrairie; and grandmother, Aurelia LaPrairie.

Those left to cherish her memory include her three daughters, Kourtney, Kaeden and Kasey Morris; mother, Janice Hicks (Michael); sister, Kelly Woodson (Tiny); grandfather, Morris D. Satcher; fiancé, Benji Belgard; niece Kaylee Johnson; two unborn grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

To extend online condolences, please visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.com

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


Billy “Peanut” Puckett Sr., 67, of Center, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born June 12, 1946 in Puckett, Mississippi to Elton Puckett and Alice Marie Scott Puckett. Mr. Puckett served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. A Military Honors graveside service will be held at Shiloh Cemetery in Mt. Enterprise under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

Pallbearers will be James Ray, Alton Smith, Colton Stewart, Clay Krueger, Michael Ray and Marshall Dover. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Puckett Jr., Greg Stanford, Rodin Ham, Timmy Lyons, Albert Lyons, Winston Smith and Kenneth Hooper.

He is survived by
Wife: Linda Puckett of Center

Sons:
Billy Puckett and wife, Kellie of Center
Greg Stanford and wife, Shannon of Center

Daughter:
Billie Joe Ray and husband, James of Magee, Mississippi
Wendy Penn and husband, James of Magee, Mississippi

Sisters:
Jean Hancock of Magee, Mississippi
Hilda Lyons of Magee, Mississippi
Joann Harry of Alabama
Yvonne Layton and husband, David of Magee, Mississippi
Cyndi Myers and husband, Gipson of Brandon, Mississippi
Anita Barnett of Magee, Mississippi

Brothers:
Travis Puckett and wife, Maxine of Mt. Olive, Mississippi
Dewayne Puckett and wife, Elaine of Mendenhall
Randy Puckett and wife, Linda of Mendenhall
Charlie Puckett of Magee, Mississippi

Mother-in-law: Bonnie Stanford of Center

15 Grandchildren

8 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Elton Puckett & Alice Marie Scott Puckett
Sister: LaVonne Gray
Father-in-law: Omer Stanford (Pop)

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


Elaine Patterson, 83, of Jackson, Tennessee, formerly of Center, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 in Tennessee. She was born December 7, 1929 in Shelbyville to Curtis Hardy and Edna Cox Hardy. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Patterson’s grandsons.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Deborah Beckers and husband, Doug of Port Neches
Florine Rudd and husband, Carl of Jackson, Tennessee

Son: Ronald Hoyt Patterson of Center

Grandsons:
Rodney Holder of Magnolia
Jason Patterson of Alaska
Sean Patterson
Adam Rudd of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Jason Rudd of Jackson, Tennessee
Joshua Rudd of Maryville, Tennessee
Seth Rudd of Maryville, Tennessee
Tyler Patterson of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Allyson Holder, Jamison Holder, Madison Holder, Lawson Rudd, Hudson Rudd, Cayman Rudd, Reese Rudd, Leah Rudd, Hakan Rudd, Harbor Rudd, David Patterson, Dustin Patterson, Tiffany Patterson, Cheyenne Patterson

Sisters:
Doris Loggins of Lufkin
Jo Trahan of Lafayette, Louisiana
Ople Hyden of Center
Diane Sullivan of Center

Brothers:
Marvin Hardy of Henderson
Marlon Hardy of Center
Paul Hardy of Bunkie, Louisiana
Jimmy Hardy of San Augustine

Preceded in death by
Parents: Curtis Hardy and Edna Cox Hardy
Husband: Hoyt Patterson
Brother: Earl Hardy
Sister: Bobbie Engleman

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


Ira “Lee” Holt, 75, of Frost, Texas formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Corsicana, Texas.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 24, 1937 in the Neuville Community to James R. and Lula Mae (Cooper) Lynch. She was a beautician for many years. She was a member of the 2nd Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, Corsicana.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James & Lula Lynch, Husband, Murvel Holt, Son, Dennis Holt, Grandson, Brandon Holt, Brother, John Lynch and Brother, Guy Lynch.

She is survived by:
Son:
Curtis Holt & wife, Beth of Frost
Daughter-in-law:
Lecia Holt of Center
Grandchildren:
Kylie Lane Holt Baxley & husband, Jason of Austin
Jonathan Reeves Holt & wife, Jenny of Austin
Morgan Holt Woeller & husband, Jarrod of Belton
Ashely Holt Bailey & husband, Kyle of Bossier City, LA
Great Grandson:
Blake Bailey of Bossier City, LA
Brother:
James R. Lynch & wife, Ozeda of Martinsville
Sister:
Lillian Johnson of Houston
Brother:
William “Bill” Lynch of San Antonio
Sister:
Ila Mae Wheatley & husband, Jim of Shelbyville
2 Sisters-in-law and Brother-in-law:
Bonnie Duncan of Edmond, OK
Pauline Oates & husband, Harold of Center
Pallbearers:
Johnathan Holt, Jason Baxley, Jarrod Woeller,
Kyle Bailey, Ricky Livingston, Cade Dockens & Randy Cruse

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


Susie B. Alford, 73, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Shelby Regional Hospital in Center. She was born September 10, 1939 in Nacogdoches to Clyde Greer Sr. and Maude Jordan Greer. She was a member of Center Church of the Nazarene.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Holly Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

She is survived by
Daughter: Mary Raimond and husband, Oliver of Tenaha

Sons:
Noble Alford and wife, Pam of Center
James Alford of Corinth
David Alford and wife, Terri of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Kendra & Joseph Arnold
Michael & Fara Decker
Joseph & Katie Graves
Amber & Scott Adair
Khristina & Josh Snider
Wayne & Mary Alford
Kellie & Noah Walker

Great Grandchildren:
Joseph Mahon Graves – Lil Joe
Baby Abby Graves
Makenzi Alford
Malaina Ray
Maddox Adair
Jesse Snider
Judson Snider
Blake Walker
Bella Alford
Madden Walker

Sister: Bobbie Montes of Indiana

Preceded in death by
Grandchildren: Cody Wayne Alford & Susie Elizabeth Decker
Brother: Sonny Greer
4 Sisters

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


Rachanda Rachelle Collins, 33 of Center, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. A wake was held Sunday night at Smyrna Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas, from 6pm to 8pm. Visitation will be held Monday, June 17, 2013 at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas from 7pm to 9pm. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the John D. Windham Civic Center, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Bobo Cementery, Tenaha, Texas. Officiating services will be Rev. Charleston Johnson.

She is survived by:

Husband, Rolando Collins of Center, Texas.

Daughters: Damya Collins, Mylaya Collins, and MyKymzie Collins all of Center, Texas.

Mother: Doyla Tarver of Center, Texas

Father: Eddie Roy Bolton of Center, Texas

Step Father: Robert Glazier of Timpson, Texas

Sisters: Tara Barnes and Katelyn Bolton both of Center, Texas and Aliyah Glazier of Timpson, Texas.

Brothers: Derrick Bolton of Mansfield, Louisiana and Bryan Glazier, Chris Richards, and Micheal Richards all of Timpson, Texas.

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


Tommy David Whitaker, 68 of Center, passed away Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held pm to 7pm, Friday, June 21, 2013 at Community Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 1pm at First Smyrna Baptist Church with interment to follow at Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas with Pastor Charleston Johnson officating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Rosetta Whitaker of Center, Texas

Sons:
Tracy Whitaker of Timpson, Texas
Kelvin Whitaker of Timpson, Texas

One Grandchild

Sister: Reba Jackson of Houston, Texas

Brother: Joe Whitaker of Houston, Texas

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


06/14/2013

Robin Allison Daw, 36, of Nacogdoches, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born July 4, 1976 in Orange, Texas to Johnny Mack Daw and Evon Wilburn Daw. She was a member of Austin’s Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches. Robin was baptized at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 17, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Lance Cyprett officiating. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by
Parents: Johnny & Evon Daw of Joaquin

Sisters:
Carmen Parr of Nacogdoches
Jennifer Klingenberg and husband, Chris of Longview

Niece:
Jessica Richardson of Nacogdoches
Grace Klingenberg of Longview

Nephew:
Joseph Klingenberg of Longview

Former Husband & Best Friend: Taner Ozkan of Houston

Aunts:
Joyce King of Houston
Joyce Carter of Elgin
Jimmie Kay Thomas and husband, Randy of Shreveport, Louisiana
Jaye Robison and husband, Donnie of Stanley, Louisiana

Great Aunt: Irada Oates of Joaquin

Numerous cousins and other family

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Infant Daughter: Baylee Sabean Daw
Grandparents: James & Peggy Daw and Grace & Alvin Wilburn of Joaquin
Uncle: Jack King of Houston

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


06/10/2013

Helen P. Peddy, 92, of Orange passed away Sunday, June 09, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Born in Garrison, Texas on September 19, 1920, Helen was the daughter of Dr. Alfred Lee Parrish and Lillian (Parker) Parish. Helen loved to play bridge and volunteered at the Lutcher Stark Theatre for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jennings Bryan Peddy; son, William Bryan Peddy, Sr.; and brothers, William Richard "Billy" Parrish and Thomas Alfred "Buster" Parrish.

Helen is survived by her grandchildren, Robin Granger and husband, Justin, William Bryan Peddy, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Trevor Schaffer, Lindsey Schaffer; sister-in-law, Agnes Peddy Parker; brothers-in-law, Walter Peddy, Sr. and wife, Jean, Julian Peddy and wife, Elaine; and numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends.


Victor Albert Lacy, formerly of Center, TX, was born July 7, 1929, in Henderson, TX, and died June 9, 2013, in Duncanville. He served in the US Army and was a longtime employee of Texaco/Chevron where he retired in 1985 after 35 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Letha Lacy; sisters, Marie Jones, Geneva DeLancet; and brother, Ray Lacy.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Melba; brother, Melvin (Betty) Lacy of Houston; daughters, Vicky Hogue of Duncanville, TX, Susan Coode of Highland, IL, Kim (Steve) Weiss of Hinsdale, IL, and Shelly Lacy of Lewisville, TX; grandchildren, Brad Hogue, Adam Coode, Carter (Beth) Monroe, Lacy Horn, Melinda (John) Hauser, Eric (Bethany) Weiss; three great grandchildren, Johnathan, Nathaniel and Miranda; special family, Debra and LeAnn Armstrong; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Faith Baptist Church, 111 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Duncanville, TX. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Mount Enterprise, TX. Visitation with the family is 6-8 PM, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel, 811 S. Cockrell Hill Rd., Duncanville, TX.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Baptist Church in Duncanville, or the American Cancer Society.


Funeral service for Alton L. Kimbro, 65, of Timpson, TX, will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Waterman Cemetery, Shelby County, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 -8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Kimbro passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at his home in the Silas Community, Shelby County, TX.

Born December 15, 1947, in Shelby County, Texas, Alton L. Kimbro was the son of the late Sebern and Avis (Renfro) Kimbro. Alton had been a truck driver and was currently employed at Bear Creek Farms in Timpson.

Survivors include wife Brenda Griffith of Timpson; sons Aaron Kimbro and wife Jenny of Pflugerville, TX, and Allen Kimbro and wife Brittany of Timpson; daughter Angie Kimbro of Timpson; adopted son Toby Griffith, wife Chaska and children Courtland and Ashlynn of Arlington, TX; brothers Hoyt Kimbro of Center, TX, and Kenneth Kimbro of Houston; 7 grandchildren: Rick Oliver II, Chris Oliver, Jessica Oliver, Dillon Kimbro, Ally Kimbro, Baylor Kimbro, and Brecken Kimbro; and special granddaughter Amber Nicole Blount.

In addition to his parents, Alton Kimbro was preceded in death by brother Allen Leon Kimbro and 2 sisters, Shirley Ruth Kimbro and Wilma Lee Kimbro.

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


06/09/2013

Artie Smith, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Kilgore.

Services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Joe Evans, 59, of Diboll formerly of Shelby County, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at his residence after a brief illness.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bud Bonner officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 5, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa to Woodrow W. and Verna Maudine (Holder) Evans.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Woodrow and Maudine Evans.

He is survived by:
Son:
Woody Evans & wife, Jessica of Hudson
Daughter:
Tiffany Nash & husband, Chris of Apple Springs
Grandchildren:
Jackson, Cheyenne, Arianna & Caleb
Rex Austin Kirkley
Haygan & Peyton
Madison & Haylee Jo
Special Friend & the love of his life:
Donna Causey of Pollock
Sister:
Norma Moore of Central
Nephew & Nieces:
Jesse Upchurch
Laci Roden
Angel Gillespie
Pallbearers:
Chris Nash, Woody Evans, Jesse Upchurch,
Moses Nash and Jacob Nash

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


Joan Neal, 81, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 15, 1931 in Shelby County to Edgar and Belah (Johnson) Neal. She worked at Brookshire Brothers for 17 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Edgar and Belah Neal, Infant Brother, Albert Neal,
Sister, Winfrey Dell Gray & Brother, R.B. Neal.

She is survived by:
Nieces & Nephews:
Dellie Witt & husband, Larry of Tampa, FL
Nancy Taylor & husband, Robert of Tampa, FL
Agatha Vaughn of Clovis of New Mexico
Leta Hutto & husband, Chester of Center
Jim Bob Gray & wife, Debbie of Joaquin
Bruce Neal & wife, Cookie of Livingston
Ray Neal & wife, Barbara of Center
Billy Carroll Neal of Center
Especially her friend:
Billie Loraine Wilson of Center
Number of Great Nieces & Nephews & Great Great Nieces & Nephews & many other Relatives & Good Friends

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


06/07/2013

Douglas M. Warr, 60, of Mansfield, Texas, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 9 AM Tuesday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Graveside service will be at 4 PM Tuesday at Short Cemetery, Center. Visitation: 6-8 PM Monday at Blessing Funeral Home.

Doug was born in Center, Texas on March 23, 1953, the son of Zelmo “Bud” Warr and Elsie Lee Hancock Warr. Doug was a sales representative for Academy Sports and Outdoors.

Survivors include his Uncles and Aunts, Harold and Maudie Warr, Lloyd & Diane Warr of Whichita Falls, Wonell Brown of Lufkin, Edsel and Jo Warr, Loyd and Diane Warr, Wonell Brown; close first cousin, Wynell Evans; sisters, Josie Ivy and Sandra Van Orden; and numerous cousins and friends.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Elsie Warr and brother, Lee Warr.


06/06/2013

Billie Sue Neal, 84, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born April 27, 1929 in Hemphill to Rufus Dickey and Emily Taylor Dickey. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Marlin Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by
Daughter: Patricia Neal of Center

Son: Wendell Neal and wife, Linda of Malone

Granddaughters:
Debbie Hawthorne and husband, Brandon of Mt. Calm
Jennifer Hogan and husband, Stacey of Malone

Great Grandchildren:
Sidney Holland of Huntsville
Natalie, Mallorie and Nicholas Hogan of Malone

Brother: M.L. Dickey and wife, Sibyl of Waco

Beloved church family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Rufus Dickey and Emily Taylor Dickey
Husband: Durwood Neal

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, PO Box 211, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Opal Hughes, 93, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, June 7, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 26, 1920 in Shelby County, Texas to Bascom and Victoria (Taylor) Bradshaw. She was a member of the First Assembly of God, Center, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Bascom and Victoria Bradshaw, Husband, Tracy Hughes,
Son, Jerry Hughes, Son, Spencer Hughes, Daughter, Cheryl Hughes McCauley, Brother, Doc Bradshaw, Sister, Polly Adams, Sister, Ercell Holcomb and Sister, Grace Mills.

She is survived by:
3 Daughters:
Carrie Bailey & husband, Bill of Center
Melba Battles of Nacogdoches
Virginia Campbell of New Caney

Son:
Huey Hughes & wife, Virginia of Irving

17 Grandchildren
36 Great Grandchildren
22 Great Great Grandchildren

Brother:
Jimmy Bradshaw & wife, Myrline

Son-in-law:
Bobby Lee McCauley & wife, Beth of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews & Extended Family

Pallbearers:
Vernon Bailey, Treven Bailey, Bill McGee, Justin Campbell, Mark Matthews, Sean Battles, Shane Battles, Steve Campbell and Cecil Chessher

Honorary Pallbearers:
Shane Campbell, Shane Cooper, Dean Scarborough, B.J. Gross, Doug Raymond, Hunter Scarborough, Jason Scarborough, Brandon Scarborough, David Porter, Wayne Hughes, Blake Campbell, Chase Campbell, Chad Chessher, Wes Snell and Joey Lemoine

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


Mangum Funeral Home announces services are pending for Glen Rasbury, 80 of Center and Susan Rasbury, 54 of Center.


Glendon Nash, 61 of Center, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Shelby Regional Hospital in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 4pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church Center, Texas with Rev. Alvin Davis to officiate.

She is survived by:

Son: Robert (Tab) Nash of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughters:
Esta Polley of Nacogdoches, Texas
Exie (Derrick) Nash of Nacogdoches, Texas
Linda (Ronnie) Nash of Houston, Texas

13 Grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren

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


06/05/2013

Helen (Butts) Tipps, age 82, of Austin, passed from this life on Tuesday evening in Austin.

Helen was born to Leola (Clark) Butts and Bryan Butts on June 4, 1913, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she was a life-time member of the Kappa Alfa Theta Sorority. She was employed in the Banking Industry having worked for Texas Commerce Bank in Houston for 20 years, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, in the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine. Joel McMahan will officiate. Interment will follow in the San Augustine City Cemetery in San Augustine.

Her survivors include Daughters: Helen Watkins and her husband, Sandy of Austin; Mary Tipps of Austin; Son: Clark Tipps of Austin; Grandchildren: Maggie Watkins, Will Watkins and fiance, Jena Brooks, and Elizabeth Garrott and her husband, Jacob; Great-grandchildren: Elise, Katherine, and Anna; Sister and Brother-in-law: Sue and Ray Neil McEachern of San Augustine.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leola (Clark) Butts and Bryan Butts, and a sister, Eleanor Cade.

Pallbearers will include Steve McEachern, Ray Bryan McEachern, Edward McEachern, Will Watkins, Sandy Watkins, David McEachern. Honorary Pallbearers will include Bob Roper, John Mathew Cartwright, and Curtis Haley, MD

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


Funeral service for Walter C. Chadwick , 87, of Gary, TX, will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June
8, 2013, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Carroll Jones and Dr. Josh
Walters officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, June 7, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mr. Chadwick passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Gary, Texas.

Born November 1, 1925, in Long Branch, TX, Walter Columbus Chadwick was the son of the late
Donnie Doyle Chadwick and Mabel Lake Chadwick. During World War II, Walter served in the
Merchant Marines. He retired as a fireman with Cotton Belt Railroad in Houston, TX, and then retired
as a machinist with Trailmobile in Longview, TX. For over 50 years Walter was the owner of 7C Cattle
Ranch in Gary, TX. He was a member and deacon of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Lillie Keating Chadwick of Gary, TX; sons: Mike Chadwick and wife Leisa of Timpson, TX, Jonathan Chadwick of Timpson and Anthony Chadwick of Hallsville, TX; daughters:
Patricia Maddox and husband Jared of Gilmer, TX; stepsons: Jimmy Smith and wife Evah of
Nacogdoches, TX and Donald Smith of Center, TX; stepdaughter Kimberly Pleasant and husband
Roger of Nacogdoches; sister-in-law Joyce Keating Scott of Timpson, 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Walter Chadwick was preceded in death by first wife Nadine Keating Chadwick, son Dwight Chadwick, daughter Lucretia Essery, brothers Doyle Chadwick and Billy Chadwick, sisters Lois Peveto and Christine Compton, and grandson Aaron Smith.

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


06/03/2013

Revern (Boe) Bell Blackshire, 58 of San Augustine, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Hospice in the Pines.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013 1pm at Reed Chapel Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Anthony Jackson to officiate. Interment will follow at Boggie Cemetery in Geneva, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Johnny Blackshire of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daugthers:
Aretha (Rev. Anthony) Jackson of San Augustine, Texas
Carola Williams of San Augustine, Texas

Son: Leonard Blackshire of Timpson, Texas

12 Grandchildren, 3 great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Carolyn (Franklin) Mathews of San Augustine, Texas
Debra (Jessie) Jackson of San Augustine, Texas

Brother: Curtis (Linda) Bell of San Augustine, Texas

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


Dawon Harris, 31 of Carthage, Texas passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at a hospital in Dallas, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013 11am at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Gary, Texas with Rev. Raymond Ingram to officiate. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Mansfield, LA.

He is survived by:

Father: James Sonny McClure of Houston, Texas

Mother: Sandra Harris of Gary, Texas

Sisters:
Carolyn Cooks of Tenaha
Gracie Martin of Dallas, Texas
Melissa Harris of Tyler
LaKeisha Davis of Nacogdoches
Christy Wallace of Houston

Brothers:
LaMicah Harris of Orlando, FL
Roderick McClure of Carthage, Texas

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


Mr. Montrell O'Bryant Pennington, 27 of Center passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center, Center, Texas.

Wake for Mr. Pennington will be held Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 6pm to 7:30pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be Friday, June 7, 2013 1pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center, Texas with Rev. David P. Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Blount Chapel Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He is survived by:

Mother: Ethel Moore of Center

Father: Curtis Henry of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Monta Ja Pennington of Lufkin
La'Shelby Pennington of Center

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


Mr. James Earl Hewitt, 86 of Center passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at his residence in Orange, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2013 1pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas Bishop Roosevelt Swindle to officiate. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife: L.E. Hiwitt of Orange, Texas

Son: Doyle W. Hebert of Northern California

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


06/02/2013

William Riley “W.R., Bill” Boyd passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12:45 a.m.

Bill was born February 24, 1917 in Houston, Mississippi. He attended 13 schools throughout Texas and Mississippi before graduating from Houston (Miss.) High School in 1934. In May of 1937, Bill returned to Houston, Mississippi where the Corsicana-based contracting firm of E.W. Hable and Sons provided him with an invaluable apprenticeship in the construction of roads and highways. On June 28, 1942 he married Tim Barton in Cushing, Texas and in 1945 W.R. Boyd, Incorporated was organized with Bill being the President and controlling stockholder. A short two years later, the corporation qualified as a prime contractor under the exacting standards of the Texas Highway Department and by 1967 Bill was the sole stockholder in the company.

After 24 years in construction, W.R. Boyd was elected president of the Texas Highway-Heavy Branch of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) in 1969. This organization represents the highway and heavy contractors of Texas and at this time was one of the five largest contractor associations in the United States. At that time, approximately 95% of the highway construction in Texas is performed by this group of contractors. This achievement would go down as the pinnacle of a 73 year career.

Other professional achievements include, AGC National Life Director and Chairman of Joint State Department of Highways, and Public Transportation Committee. State Committee Chairs included Environmental/Quality Control, Nominating, and Public Affairs. He was appointed by the Bureau of International Commerce and Road Builders’ Assoc. to a Trade Mission to Central America. He represented Texas Hot Mix Association on the National Board of Governors. He served as president of both the Texas Good Roads Transportation Association and Texas Asphalt Paving Association.

W.R. Boyd was a member of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce and the Center Chamber of Commerce. A Shriner, he was a charter member of Sharon Temple, Tyler. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Center and past member of the Board. Hobbies included fishing, hunting, golf, flying and collecting antique automobiles. Bill was a “Southern Gentlemen” and gracious host to all, a true celebrant of life who lived every day with passion.

Bill is survived by the love of his life, wife of 70 years, Tim Boyd of Cushing; one daughter and son-in-law, Yancy and George Bradford of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Phoebe and her husband, William Carl Moore, Jr. of Dallas, Michael Graydon Fleming, Jr. and his wife, Jana of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five great-grandchildren, Graydon Elizabeth Moore of Dallas, Watson Riley Fleming of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Davis Boyd Fleming of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Riley Kathryn Moore of Dallas, Hughes Michael Fleming of Tulsa, Oklahoma; beloved nieces and nephews.

Pall Bearers include:
Frank E. Parker, Jr., James Crelia, Robert “Bob”Havran, Michael G. Fleming, Tim Byrne, Tom Johnson

Honorary Pall Bearers include:
James Campbell, Gail Cuculic, Malcolm Weaver, Doug Pitcock, W.I. Davis, Jr.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. A private family burial will be held at Cushing Community Cemetery in Cushing.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Jerry Wayne Tharp, 76, of Aledo, Texas, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013 at Short Cemetery with Jack Rankin officiating. Visitation will be Monday June 3, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 14, 1936 in Ardmore, OK. He served in the US Army as a Staff Sgt. He worked for Bell Helicopter/Textron Corporation.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his Brother, L.B. Tharp.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Brenda Collins Tharp of Aledo
Children:
Kimberlee Mosley & husband, Jack of Lake Tawakoni
Lance Tharp & wife, Cindi of Keller
Brad Tharp & wife, Kelli of Arlington
Maci Champan of Weatherford
Jason Green of Aledo
9 Grandchildren
Sister:
Connie Sue Maddux of Garner

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

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05/30/2013

Bonnie Garner, 78, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Center. She was born December 17, 1934 in Jamestown, Tennessee to Oplis Adam West and Ella Williams West. She was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Garner, Bob Holcombe, David Amburn, Ben Webster, Andy Amburn and Jeffery Webster.

She is survived by
Daughter: Karen Clifton and husband, Roger of Joaquin

Sons:
Tom Garner and wife, Donna of Vidalia, Georgia
Sam Garner and wife, Tammy of Joaquin
Tim Garner of Center
Raymond Garner of Joaquin

Special Nephew: Bob Holcombe of Jamestown, Tennessee

Sister: Loma Marlow of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Sister-in-law: Beaula Fay Webster of Center

10 Grandchildren

16 Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: James Garner Sr.
Daughter: Belinda Clifton
Son: James Garner Jr.
Grandson: Christopher Garner
Sisters: Anna Price, Joyce Stephens, Genieva Wittenburg, Josie Donnelly
Brother: Merle West

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


05/29/2013

Mrs. Gay Nell Moore, 73 of Center passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11am at St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, Texas with additional visition from 10am to 11am before funeral services with Pastor Freddie Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Wake for family and friends will be held Friday, May 31, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel.

She is survived by:

Husband: Mervin Gene Moore of Center, Texas

Daughters:
Gale Denise Richmond of Mesquite, Texas
Denell Kindle of San Augustine, Texas
Stephanie Moore of Lufkin, Texas
Depemles Kenard of Garland, Texas

Sons:
Irvin Ray Moore of San Augustine, Texas
Leonard Ray Moore of San Augustine, Texas

12 Grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild

Sister; Ola Mae Gardner of Center, Texas

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


William R. “Rick” Forbis, 56, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born March 5, 1957 in Galena Park to Thomas W. Forbis and Dorothy Faye Emmons Forbis. Mr. Forbis was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Otis Jarrell officiating. Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.

He is survived by
Parents: Bro. Jack & Mrs. Dorothy Forbis of Timpson

Sister: Virginia Ann Meadows of San Leon

Nephew: Tommy Jack Forbis of Pensacola, Florida

Niece: Crystal Kay Forbis of Pensacola, Florida

Preceded in death by
Brother: Tommy Forbis
Grandparents: Levi & Lula Forbis and Richard & Bertha Emmons

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


05/28/2013

David Lee, 61, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at his residence. He was born October 19, 1951 in Zwolle, Louisiana to R.D. Lee and Emma Ebarbe Lee. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to service time at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Lee, Eddie Fletcher, Ricky Lee Jr. and Terry Ebarb.

He is survived by
Brothers:
James Lee and wife, Jean of Center
Robert Lee and wife, Glenda of Center
Wallace Lee and wife, Melrose of Zwolle

Sisters:
Nance Lee of Pineville, Louisiana
Trudy Furlow and husband, Rodger of Winsburo

Special Niece: Sandra Mims of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: R.D. Lee and Emma Elarbe Lee
Brother: Travis Marvin Lee
Sisters: Doris Ebarbe, Virginia Arthur, Gerdi Garcia
Brother: Bryant Lee

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


Mattie Imelda (McLendon) Dellinger, 101, lifelong resident of Center and Center's beloved official town historian, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at her residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Center with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Two visitation times will be Friday May 31, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Ms. Mattie was born October 1, 1911 in Center, Texas to M.B.” Bartow” McLendon, (born in Troy, Alabama from 1868-1933) and Carrie Elizabeth (Smithson) McLendon, (born March 22, 1885 in Grand Rivers, KY to 1985). Mattie’s family moved to Center in 1887. Mattie joined and was baptized into the First Baptist Church, Center, at the age of 12. Mattie was a 1929 graduate of Center High School. She worked as a clerk after graduation at Perry Brothers for 6 months and Bridges Drug Store for 2 years; Mattie married L.L. “Pete” Dellinger, husband of nearly 33 years until his death in 1966, (he was born in Ben Lomand, AR, Pete was a pharmacist and grocer); Alongside her husband, they operated a business and raised a family in Center. She worked for the 2 Center newspapers for over 50 years and the radio stations for over 17 years. She knew folks in both high and low stations of life due to her work for the local newspapers and radio station. Some of Mattie’s credits and awards include; worthy matron Order of Eastern Star in Center from 1940-41; secretary in County School Superintendent’s office; charter member of CHS Band Booster; PTA officer; WMU officer; active Sunday School member; charter member of Shelby County Historical Society; she operated her own news bureau for newspapers; Silver Voice Award by the East Texas Tourism Association; member of the Texas and National Press Women; was the first woman appointed to the Board of the 4-H Foundation at A&M College; Friend of 4-H award; she was named Texas Press Woman of the Year in 1983 for District 9; she was honored by B &PW Club in Center by being named their Outstanding Woman of Year and in 1985 the Center Alumni Association elected Mattie to their Hall of Fame as a an outstanding Alumni. Mattie was the host of the radio call-in show, “Mattie’s Party Line”, which began in 1987, and was a window to the soul of Center, Texas where Mattie knew just about every caller by name; Mattie was received the Lifetime of Service Award by the William Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of Republic of Texas; received “The Best” Center Homecoming parade award for the 29 Club two years; She was a stringer for the ‘Houston Chronicle,' ‘Houston Post,' ‘Beaumont Enterprise,' ‘Shreveport Times' and Associated Press and then for two television stations, and covered for Channel 9; Before it was made official, Mattie was long known as Center's unofficial town historian. She knew the who, what, when, where, and how of just about every major news event in Shelby County and in 2008, Mattie was honored as the official “East Texas Town Historian of Center, Texas” by the Shelby County Historical Commission, which she easily met the criteria for; In 2009, Mattie was selected as the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen of the Year award; Social life and fun was the ’29 club of Flappers & Jelly Beans that lasted for 10 years. Mattie enjoyed all the trips made by 1st National Bank (Citizens Bank) Travel Club and in later life Mattie enjoyed the Monday Noon Lunches with her friends, Mildred Pinkston, Bobbie Covington, Syble Holt and Kathleen Parker. Her passion was looking for local story ideas and writing about them as she was fulfilling the official as the town historian. Mattie was still currently writing a weekly column for “The Light and Champion ” to Mattie Party Line, which she has done for over 45 years. Mattie said "I just love writing, and I've covered a lot of good stories." Even though Mattie was admired by the likes of Dan Rather and Willie Nelson, her biggest fans have always been her neighbors in Center, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, M.B. and Carrie McLendon, Husband, L.L. “Pete” Dellinger, Son, Dan Dellinger, Daughter-in-law, Ruby Dellinger, Sister, Lucy Lee (McLendon) Gregory, Brother, George Martin McLendon and Brother, Maurice Bartow McLendon.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Dixie Lee Dellinger of Center

2 Granddaughters:
Denise Dellinger Oates & husband, Shepherd of Mesquite
Deborah Dellinger Young & husband, Jeff of Center

2 Great Grandsons:
Stephen Daniel Oates & wife, Leslie of Mesquite
David Young of Nacogdoches

Great Great Granddaughter: Ryiot Oates

Nieces:
Lou Nell McLendon Jones of Houston
Cindy McLendon McCracken of Baton Rouge, LA
Portia Gaines of Center
Patricia Brittain of Center
Barbara Jean Clark

Nephews:
Stan McLendon of Humble
James Payne

Great Nephew:
Shane McLendon of Houston
Jim Payne of Nacogdoches

Great Nieces:
Sandy McLendon Black
Jeannie Gaines of Center
Polly McKissick

Great Great Nieces:
Emily Glass
Rachel Hawkins

Cousins:
Jack Barron of Center
Billy McLendon of Houston

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: John R. Smith, Buster Bounds, Jerry Pinkston, Rob Payne, Chris Watlington & Ronnie Daniels

Honorary Pallbearers: David Jacobs, Larry Ballard, Randy McLeroy, Billy Poindexter, Joe Louis Jones, Tom Steele, Willie Nelson, A.J. Procell, Don Pinkston, James Paul Wilson & Kelly Vaughn

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


05/25/2013

Bonnie Windham, 71, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at her residence. She was born December 30, 1941 in Iager, West Virginia to J.W. Justice and Bertha Payne Justice.

Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Devin Jackson, Leo Jackson, Evan Lutz, Austin Williams, Cody Porter and Cecil Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Porter, Colton Thompson, Brian Campbell and Clay Barbee.

She is survived by
Children:
Shelley Porter and husband, Jody of Center
Skip Campbell and wife, Cherri of Longview

Grandchildren:
Colton Thompson and wife, Briana of Center
Sarah Thompson and fiancé, Clay Barbee of Center
Ashley Lutz and husband, Evan of Center
Dillon Porter of Center
Cody Porter of Center
Brian Campbell and fiancé, Jessica of Humble
Breanna Campbell of College Station
Sabrina Campbell of Longview
Kristi Campbell of Longview
Brittney Campbell of Longview

Great Grandchildren:
Drake Lutz
Jace Thompson
Hallie Mae Barbee
Beaux Campbell
Slayde Porter

Step Children:
Jeannette Windham
Michelle Jackson and husband, Cecil
Rena Flores

Father of her children: Steve Campbell of Nacogdoches

Very special daughter-in-law: Cindy Christian of Onalaska

A number of step-grandchildren

Sisters:
Betty Smith of California
Eleanor Newberry of Virginia
Margret Skeens and husband, Mac of Florida

Brother: Wayne Justice and wife, Jeanette of West Virginia

A number of nieces, nephews and other family

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Justice
Sister: Thelma Vandyke
Brothers: Clinton Justice, Joe Justice, Dale Justice, Roger Justice
Step-daughter: Tara Blue

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


05/24/2013

Robert L. Loomis, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born October 5, 1943 in Corinth, Pennsylvania to James L. Loomis and Ethel Burrows Loomis.
Mr. Loomis served in the United States Navy.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2013 at Bethel United Methodist Church with Bro. Daren Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.

He is survived by
Wife: Donna Loomis of Joaquin

Children:
Robert L. Loomis Jr. and wife, Rose stationed in Okinawa, Japan
Denise Swick and husband, David of New Mexico
Leslie Alford and husband, John of Logansport, Louisiana
John P. Loomis and wife, Rebecca of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Alexandra Loomis, Jenna Loomis, James Loomis, Krystal Odom, Jimmy Loomis, Kenneth Loomis, Michael Davis, Gregory Alford, Chase Alford, Miya Alford, Heither Loomis, Sawyer Loomis

Great Grandchildren:
Emmy Alford, Trinity Alford, Joseph Alford, Trent Loomis

Mother: Ethel Loomis of Madison, Ohio

Brother: Jim Loomis and wife, Char of Michigan

Numerous nieces, nephews and other family

Preceded in death by
Father: James Loomis
Sisters: Shirley Loomis, Rosemary Loomis
Son: James Loomis
Granddaughter: Jamie Loomis

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


Kimber Paddie, 47, of Center, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 at her residence. She was born June 19, 1965 in Weatherford, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by
Husband: Bobby Paddie of Center

Sons:
Thomas Dumas of Center

Numerous Grandchildren

Sister: Tonja Ard of Huxley

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Emar & Mary Deville of Bossier City

Sisters-in-law:
Betty Williams and husband, Charles of Whitehouse
Bonny Reed and husband, Allen of Center

Brothers-in-law:
Billy Paddie and wife, Rachel of Center
Benny Paddie

Preceded in death by
Father-in-law: Eli Paddie

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


05/22/2013

Evelyn Elizabeth Hudgins, 89 of Longview, Texas, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 in Longview, Texas. She was born November 4, 1923 in Angelina County to Frank Teer and Mary Potts Teer. She was a member of South Union Missionary Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas and was a homemaker.

Visitation for family and friends to be held Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 12:30pm to 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home prior to funeral services at 2pm with interment to follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Alfred Hudgins of Longview, Texas

Daughter: Carolyn Pondant and husband Don of Marshall, Texas

Sons:
Carl W. Hudgins and wife Carol of Grandbury, Texas
Stephen R. Hudgins and wife Connie of San Antonio, Texas
John D. Hudgins and wife Janell of Longview, Texas

Sisters:
Frances Sander and husband Ray of Garrison, Texas
Better Miller and husband Gene of Kerrville, Texas

Brother: Joe Tom Teer of Pasadena, Texas

11 Grandchildrn, 19 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren

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


05/22/2013

Lisa Marie Fryer (1972-2013), of Center, passed away suddenly on April 12, 2013 at her residence.

A memorial service was held with her family in Virginia.

She was known and loved by so many in Center and Lufkin. She was always so outgoing, fun loving and lit up a room with her beautiful smile and a special sparkle in her eyes.

She was preceded in death by her Mother, Ellen Fryer and Step-mother, Mary B. Fryer.

She was survived by:

Brother: Tim Fryer of Virginia

Father: Chuck Ward of Virginia

Step Sister: Kay Kruhn

She will be truly missed and loved always. This world will never be the same without her.


Jonathan Pi'erre Gardner passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at his grandparents' home in Shelbyville, Texas surrounded by loved ones. He was born on March 15, 1980 in Shreveport, LA, to Dyan Gardner and Alton Lee Coleman.

Jonathan was a member of Carroll Chapel C.M.E. Church in Shelbyville, Texas. He was baptized on September 9, 2001. Jonathan was a graduate of the class of 2002 in Shelbyville, Texas.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 24, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Services for Jonathan will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 11am at Carroll Chapel C.M.E. Shelbyville, Texas with Rev. Delphine Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Walker Cemetery, Carthage, Texas.

Jonathan is survived by a loving mother, Dyan Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas

Grandparents: Tom and Katy Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas

Aunts: Annie Bell of Beaumont, Texas
Mae Larkin (Michael) of Jasper, Texas
Sue Jenkins (Newt) of San Augustine, Texas
Carolyn Everage (Dennis) of San Antonio, Texas.

Uncle: Tommy Gardner

Special Cousins: Annette and Alexia Bell, Ashley Marurzzo, Allison Gardner, Britney Rector, Melodie Pilot, Kadence Garrett, Joshua Cartwright, Scotty and Scotty Garrett Jr., Darren and Chris Dock.

God Mother: Ms. Baby Lou Gardner

Host of relatives and friends

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


Mrs. Christine Stanley, 88 of Center, passed away Saturday morning, May 18, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 11am at Triumph Church Center, Center, Texas with Rev. Kibbles to officiate. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery, Center, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Leroy Isaac of Center, Texas
Gary Allen Isaac of Lufkin, Texas

Daughters:
Carolyn Greer of Dallas, Texas
Gwendolyn Carlli of Dallas
Joyce Dean Dixon of Dallas
Janice Belinda Isaac of Dallas
Sharon Denise Casey of Center

30 Grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren

Brother: George Lister, Jr. of Houston, Texas.

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


05/21/2013

Charles Richard “Rick” Todd, Jr., beloved father, son, brother and friend, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Clifton Hughes and Cousin, Deke Pierce officiating.

He was born April 20, 1966 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana to Rick Todd, Sr. and Dea Link. He resided in Center, Texas and worked at NAPA for over 20 years. Rick was a proud father that loved his two boys. He was an avid UT fan, loved to cooked and enjoyed being outdoors.

In Lieu of flowers family requests that donations can be made to Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church FM 415, Timpson, Texas 75975 or The Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75701

He is survived by:

Father: Rick Todd, Sr. of Conroe

Mother: Dea Link of Center

Sons:
Rick Todd, III of Corpus Christi
Zack Todd of Center

Sister: Delaina (Todd) Lowden & husband, Brian of Spring

Brothers:
Charlie Todd of Conroe
Chris Link of Center
Kevin Link & wife, Reagan of Center

Niece: Darian Nicole Lowden of Spring

Nephews: Sutton & Karson Link of Center

Aunt: Dinah Pierce & husband, Danny of Mt. Enterprise

Cousins:
Deke Pierce, Derek Pierce, Drew Pierce & Dachiele Keeling

Dearest Friends:
Tommy Wilson
John & Karen Halstead


05/19/2013

Prentice Shofner, Sr., 85 of Center, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at Latham Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas in the Dreka Community with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 28, 1928 Shelbyville, Texas in the Dreka Community to Marvin and Ezella (Litton) Shofner. He was a member of the West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Marvin and Ezella Shofner, Mother of his children, Bobbie Ann (Harrison) Shofner, Wife, Jenell Shofner, Daughter, Toni Alford, Grandson, Cody Alford and 2 Sisters, Lamerle Fleming and JaNell Samford.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Penny Todd & husband, Ricky of Center

Daughter: Mary Sims & husband, Rickie of Shelbyville

Son: Prentice “Bubba” Shofner, Jr. of Center

Son: John Shofner & wife, Wantia of Center

Daughter: Jennifer Holt & husband, Ben of Center

Step-Children:
Tina McGuffin & husband, Don of Henderson
Jeff Burris & Gena of Carthage

15 Grandchildren
9 Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers:
Jarrell Shofner & wife, Tommie of Jasper
Darrell Shofner of Shelbyville

2 Brothers-in-law:
Hugh Fleming of Center
William Samford of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Jeb Shofner, Nathan Shofner, Brad Hinton, Jordan Pinkston, Ryan Pinkston, Charlie Mitchell

Honorary Pallbearers: Charles Henry Hinton and Paul Ross

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


05/17/2013

Mr. Thomas "Tom" Edwards, age 69, longtime resident of San Augustine, and owner of San Augustine Gun Shop passed from this life on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Lufkin.

Tom was born to Hattie (Palmer) Edwards and Arthur Edwards on April 10, 1944, in Minneapolis, MN. Over the years, Tom felt strongly about giving back to the community which he was proud to call home. He contributed in different ways through community service. He served as a hunter education instructor in the State of Texas since 1979. In the early 1980's, he was a charter member and willing volunteer in the Redlands Gun Club. He held National Rife Association credentials as an NRA instructor in Certified Home Firearms Safety, Certified Pistol and Certified Rifle. He also held a TECLOSE Peace Officers and TECLOSE Instructor License, proudly serving as a unpaid deputy for the County of San Augustine and donating his time for firearms training for the county and the city of San Augustine, as well as surrounding counties and cities.

In 1995, be became a Concealed Handgun Instructor for the State of Texas and was still actively instructing up to the time of his death.

In honor of Tom's memory, we encourage donations of time to the organizations in your community.

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." Dr. Seuss

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Cremation was chosen by the family, and visitation will be prior to Memorial Service at the Funeral Home.

Survivors include: His wife: Kristi Edwards of San Augustine; Daughters: Francine Edwards-Overbo and her husband, Gerald, along with their children Rachel, Neal and their son, Logan; Geraldo, Isaac and Hannah of Minneapolis, MN; Jessica Edwards-Smith and her husband, John-Paul, along with their children, Sara and Clare of Minneapolis, MN; Son: Michael Edwards of Santa Fe, New Mexico and his son, Mitchell; Sisters: Audrey Weida and her children, John, Paul, Gary, and Robert, all of Kansas City, MO; Jackie Sellman and her husband, Terry along with their children, Theresa and her husband, Heith, and their 4 girls; Christina and her husband, Mike and their 3 boys, all of Chisago City, MN; along with a beloved deceased sister: Audrey Christianson, and her surviving children, Jason Christianson and his wife, Stephanie, along with their 2 sons, and 1 daughter.

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


Melba Corder Gann, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born November 25, 1934 in Ravenna to Cleland Corder and Mary Gibbons Corder. Ms. Gann was a Teacher’s Aide at Shelbyville ISD for many years and was a member of McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins, Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Arvis Moore presiding.

Pallbearers will be Jason Burch, Daniel Holloway, Michael Lee, Ryan Arwine, Jimmy Deal, Donald Hale, Colt Bush, Chad Haley, and Dustin Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons; Jessie Vaughn, Craig Lewis, Jack Armstreet and J.L. Berel.

She is survived by
Children:
Gary Price and wife, Jenny of Tyler
Karla Gann Vaughn of Shelbyville
Mary Beth Bearden and husband, Gilbert of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Mindy & Scott Moore
Andy Baggett
Javey & Jamie Jamison
Lance & Callie Jamison
Caitlyn Cooper
Haleigh Cooper
Colton Bearden
Corey Bearden

Great Grandchildren:
Alana Jamison
Jackson Lafield
Hannah Jamison
Bradley Jamison
Caleb Jamison

Special Cousins:
Sue & Bobby Rattan
Doug & Joann Large
Craig & Ruby Eaton
Ted & Sue Palmore

Sister-in-law: Mary Jean Haley & Family

Preceded in death by
Parents: Cleland Corder and Mary Gibbons Corder
Husband: Douglas Gann
Daughter: Tonya Baggett
Siblings: Paxton Corder, Shirley Corder

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


05/13/2013

Mrs. Wilma "Dean" (Taylor) Chance, age 70, of the Norwood Community in San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life on Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Nacogdoches, Texas, as a result of a automobile accident that occurred on State Highway 147-South in San Augustine County.

Dean was born to Verna (Smith) Taylor and Bill Taylor on February 4, 1943, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and a beloved wife. She was a homemaker, and a retired small business owner having owned a mobile home park, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Larry Chandler officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, TX 75972.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Her husband, Hewlyn "Wallace" Chance, Sr., of the Norwood Community in San Augustine County; Her son and daughter-in-law, JR and Marie Chance of Lumberton; Grandchildren, Zachary and Raymond Chance; Dorian Jolyn Chapman and Garrett; great-grandchildren, Madalyn Michelle Chance and Payton Chance; Brothers, Joe Taylor, Paul Taylor, and Monte Taylor, all from Shelby County, Texas; Sisters, Linda Taylor Wagstaff, Billie Taylor King, and Connie Taylor Hargrove, all from Shelby County, Texas. Special friends, Kenneth and Wanda Price, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will include, Vandy Sowell, Justin Wagstaff, Jay Jones, Jerrod Hargrove, Doug Johnson and Jody Hancock. Honorary Pallbearers will include, Michael Bill Taylor, Wilburn Mixon, and Carlos Taylor.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Verna and Bill Taylor, Brother, Tommy Taylor and a nephew, John Hargrove.

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


05/12/2013

Nellie Smith, 75, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officitating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 17, 1937 in Shelby County to Tom and Reba (Spurlock) Conway. She was a member of Ramah Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Tom and Reba Conway, her Husband, John Paul Smith, Son, Bobby Lynn Smith and Daughter, Linda Kay Casper.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Barbara Gierman & husband, Ron of Coldsprings

Son:
Paul Smith of Tennessee Colony

Son-in-law:
Dennis Casper of Tenaha

2 Grandsons:
John Coker & Michelle of Coldsprings
Ronnie Coker & wife, Brenda of Longview

2 Great Grandchildren:
Brittany Benvenutti & husband, Richard of Waco
Drew Coker of Jefferson

1 Great Great Granddaughter, Kylie Benvenutti

2 Sisters:
Mary Kyle & husband, Bob of Tenaha
Janice Wilson & husband, Billy Mack of Tenaha

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and friends

Pallbearers:
Douglas Eaves, Sr., Douglas Eaves, Jr., Billy Mack Wilson,
Rusty Wilson, Cecil Chesser & Clarence Casper

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


05/10/2013

Mac T. Carter, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at his residence. He was born October 1, 1953 in Port Arthur to Smith Lamar Carter and Wilma Parker Carter. Mr. Carter was a teacher at Nacogdoches ISD and Shelbyville ISD, where he taught math for 29 years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Mr. Carter was a member of Campti Pentecostal Church in the Campti Community of Shelby County. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will immediately follow at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. James Goodwyn and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.

Pallbearers will be Michael Warren, T.J. Goodwyn, Brad Goodwyn, Kevin Carter Ali, Kris Carter Ali, Vic Carter, Mikel Carter, Larry Warren, Jim Culver, Terry Allen, Mark Collins and Michael Collins.

He is survived by
Wife of 37 years: Mavis Carter of Shelbyville

Daughter: Candace Carter of Denton

Mother and Father-in-law: Evelyn & Travis Hughes

Brothers:
Kit Carter of Shelbyville
Bob Carter of Milam

Sister: Gay Carter Ali of Shelbyville

Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law:
Mary & Jim Culver
Martha & James Goodwyn

Nieces and Nephews:
Kris Carter Ali and wife, Kristen
Kevin Carter Ali and wife, Liz
Vic Carter
Gabrielle West and husband, Chase
Mikel Carter
Michael Warren and wife, Krista
T.J. Goodwyn
Brad Goodwyn and wife, Sherry

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Smith Lamar “Dugie” Carter and Wilma Parker Carter

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


Mrs. Ether Lee Williams, 58 of Tenaha passed away Friday morning, May 3, 2013 at her residence.

Services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2pm at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas with Rev. Chandler Pettis to officiate. Interment will follow at Social Point Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. Visitation for Mrs. Williams will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas.

She is survived by

Husband: Huey P. Williams of Tenaha

Daughters:
Annie (Cenlinto) Williams of Seguin, Texas
Tammie (Victor) Williams of Frisco, Texas

Sons:
Howard Lee (Veronica) Williams of Longview, Texas
Bobby (Anitrish) Willisams of Timpson
Devonta Williams of Tenaha
Denzelle Williams of Tenaha

12 Grandchildren

Sister: Maxcine Woolen of Mansfield, LA

Brother: Elzie Jenkins of Jena LA.

Host of other family and friends

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


05/09/2013

Rebecca Adams Webb, 88, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

A Private Family Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

She was born September 5, 1924 in Shelby County to Eugene Robert Adams and Elizabeth Noble Reeves.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Eugene Robert Adams and Elizabeth Noble Reeves and Husband, Joe H. Webb.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
JoBeth Daw of Nacogdoches
Granddaughter:
Tina Dee Robinson and son, Cason of Center

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations can be made to Woodlawn Cemetery, c/o Timpson City Hall, P.O. Box 369, Timpson, Texas 75975.

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


Danny Cecil Belrose, 58, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born September 8, 1954 in Center to Forest Dale Belrose and Bonnie Ann Davis Belrose. Mr. Belrose was a United States Army Veteran and was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Sardis Cemetery with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Porter, Brandon Bradshaw, Bubba Lee, Cecil Jackson, Jose Acuna and Michael Sims.

He is survived by Mother: Bonnie Ann Belrose of Sardis

Brother: Jerry Belrose of Beaumont

Sister: Beth Wall and husband, Drew of Red Oak

Nephew: Corey Belrose of Seminole, Oklahoma

Niece: Sissy Belrose of Seminole, Oklahoma

Great Nephew: Cason Belrose of Center

Great Nieces:
Caley Belrose of Center
Carissa Belrose of Center
Kendall Rae Perkins of Seminole, Oklahoma

Uncles:
Jim Belrose and wife, Linda of Center
A.B. Belrose of Port Neches
Robert Belrose of Center
Buck Davis and wife, Mae of Center

Numerous cousins and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Forest Dale Belrose
Great Niece: Zoie Prislac

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


Dorothy Davis Bowles, 91, passed away on May 8, 2013, at Cypress Glen Nursing Facility in Port Arthur, Texas. She was born in Shelby County on August 15, 1921, to Abner and Mary Brittain Doggett.

Mrs. Bowles is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Vance Davis, her second husband, Wesley Bowles, her brother, Prentice Doggett, her sister, Sybil Doggett Alford and her son, Donald Davis. She is survived by her son Rusty Davis and wife, Pat, of Port Neches, Texas, her grandchildren, John Davis and wife, Kim, of Center; Audra Davis of Port Arthur, Texas, Donna Davis Hall and husband, Lee, of League City, Texas, Thad Davis and partner Danna Elder of Vidor, Texas, Sean Davis of Joaquin, Vance Davis and wife Anna of Mauriceville, Texas and Brittainy Davis of Key West, Florida, eleven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A graveside service will be held at Rather Cemetery in Hurstown, Texas, at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013 with Rev. Joel McMahon of First United Methodist Church officiating.

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


05/07/2013

Katie Lee (Stone) Herndon, 76, of Timpson, TX, passed away at her home on Monday, May 06, 2013. She was born October 14, 1936, in the Caledonia Community of Rusk County, Texas, to parents Walter P. and Priscilla (Crump) Stone. Katie had been a truck driver and drove a school bus for Gary ISD.

Survivors include her husband Charles Herndon of Timpson; daughter Katie Yvonne Camello and husband Bobby, grandson Robbie Camello, granddaughter Courtney Camello, and great grandson Nicholas Camello, all of Wichita Falls, TX; sisters Frances Louise Todd of Timpson and Jeanette Burger of Blackburn, OK; sister-in-law Ann Livingstone Stone of Center, TX; stepson Charles Herndon of Waco, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Katie Herndon was preceded in death by brother Walter “Boog” Stone and Howard Stone.

There are no services scheduled at this time. To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


05/06/2013

James B. “Jim” Patterson, 84, of Timpson, passed away May 4, 2013 in Longview. He was born July 17, 1928 in Nacogdoches County to B.A. Patterson and Jodie Chandler Patterson. He was of the Methodist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sara Curley officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison.

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Mucci, James Gossett, Jason Green, Lee Stapleton, Dudley Mosele, Jeff Register and Marvin Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Mucci and James Blackshear.

He is survived by
Wife: Nora Patterson of Timpson

Daughters:
Teresa Blackshear and husband, James of Gallup, New Mexico
Juliette Mucci and husband, Pat of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren:
James Blackshear IV
Nicholas Mucci
Savannah Mucci

Brother: Bob Patterson of Garrison

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

Sisters:
Dr. Bonita Ann Lowrie of Garrison
Allene Kelly Bacon of Covington, Louisiana
Billy Jo Shuey and husband, Dave of Woodland Park, Colorado

A host of nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: B.A. & Jodie Patterson
Brother: Norman Patterson
Sister: Martha Mosele

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


Mr. James Robert “Jake” Pitts (79) of Center died at his residence on Monday, April 29, 2013. Mr. Pitts’ services were held Saturday, May 4, 2013, at St. John Baptist Church in Center. Bro. George Grace will be officiating.

Mr. Pitts is survived by:
Brother: Travis Pitts of Oakland California
Sister: Elma Christine Freuendlich of Houston Texas

Interment will be at St John Cemetery.


Helon Marie Baldwin Harwell, 92, of Tyler, Texas passed away on May 2, 2013 after a lengthy illness.

A grave side service will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 4:00pm at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, Center Texas. Her nephew, Jeff C. Caid will speak at the graveside service. Arrangements are being handled by Watson & Sons Funeral Home of Center Texas.

Helon was born in Center, Texas, on January 6, 1921. She graduated from Center High School and continued on to receive the following degrees: a Bachelor of Science in 1948 from Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas, Master of Religious Education in 1949 and Doctor of Religious Education in 1955 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas, Master of Arts in 1962 from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kirksville, Missouri, Doctor of Education in 1967 from the East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas.

Helon was married to John Earl Harwell on August 23, 1953. They were married for 59 years.

She retired from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux Louisiana, in 1990, after 23 years as a Professor and Head of the Department of Special Education.

Dr. Harwell is preceded in death by her husband, John Earl Harwell, her parents Aaron F. Baldwin and Bernice Baldwin.

Dr. Harwell is survived by her sister, Fannie B. Caid, nieces and nephews: Lanelle and Joseph Picarella of Tyler, TX, Jeff and Cindy Caid of Tyler, TX, Jean and Bill Cole of Lawrenceville, GA, Chauncey Young, Jr. of Lawrenceville GA, J.D. and Linda Smith of Slidell LA, Terry Harwell, Kerry Earl Harwell, Cheryl Ann Harwell; and many great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation for the loving care provided “Miss Helon” by our friends at Hamptons Plus Care.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

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


Funeral service for Mr. Lowery Daniel Collins, 67, of Mineola, TX, (formerly of Timpson, TX) will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 6, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Wayne Wolfe officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM, Monday, at First Baptist Church, Timpson. Mr. Collins passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, in Quitman, TX.

Born September 26, 1945, in Nacogdoches, Texas, Lowery D. Collins was the son of the late L. M. Collins and Mary Magdalene Britton Collins. He was a 1964 graduate of Nacogdoches High School. After serving a short stint in the U. S. Air Force, he and Linda Lucille London were married on October 29, 1966, in Carthage, Texas. In 1968, Christopher, their only child, was born.

Lowery was proud of Chris and Lucille as they used their musical talents to sing for the Lord all across the South. Lowery enjoyed eating, watching western movies on television, and piddling with his tools in the backyard. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Emory, TX.

Survivors include his wife Lucille Collins of Mineola, TX; son Christopher Collins, also of Mineola; aunts Nellie Porter of Gary, TX, and Bertie Britton of Timpson; brother-in-law Dwayne London and wife Peggy of Carthage, TX; sister-in-law Glenda Langley and husband Chris of Timpson; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

Condolences may be shared online at www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr.,
Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


05/02/2013

Mayeli Dayana Reyes, infant child of Ismael Reyes and Rosa Comacho of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born April 30, 2013.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by
Father: Ismael Reyes

Mother: Rosa Camacho

Sister: Nelly Dianntte Reyes

Grandparents:
Jose & Aurora Camacho
Ismael & Reyna Reyes

Uncles:
Jesus E. Camacho
Hector Reyes
Adolfo Reyes
Marco Reyes

Aunts:
Ana Camacho
Aurora Camacho
Ana Cristina Camacho
Andrea M. Camacho
Adela Reyes
Lety Reyes

Cousins:
Hanna Camacho
Isabella Reyes

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


Carmen Ercell (Snider) Cammack, 95, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center.  She was born April 13, 1918 in San Augustine County to Rennie Clement Snider and Bernice Holt Snider.  She was a member of Willow Grove Community Church. 

Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin with Pastor Melba Rodgers, Rev. Rennie Baker, Pastor Chris Welch and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Forest Crawford, Jonathan Neal, Brandon Neal, Craig O’Rear, Brent Andres, Charles Rutherford, Kevin Yates, Nathan Anglin, Ronnie Belrose, Gordon Vaughn, Wayne Cammack Jr., David Cammack, Scott Cammack, and Jamie Bergeron.  Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Crawford, Blayne Rutherford, Chris Rutherford, Trevor Lawrence, Micah Andres, Kain Yates, Kase Yates, Bennett Anglin, Khoen Baker, Will Vaughn, Gage Belrose, Nate Belrose, Ty Neal, Jake Neal, Logan Cammack, Colten Cammack, Tate Johnson, Charles Brent Barr, Blake Barr, Parker Cammack, Steven Walker and Ed Johnson.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Connie Harvey and husband, Rodney of Joaquin
Loyce Dickerson and husband, Kenneth of Joaquin
Joyce Neal of Joaquin

Son: Rennie Cammack and wife, Jan of Joaquin

Daughter-in-law: Ann Cammack of Minden, Louisiana

Sisters:
Bernie Beth Blount and husband, Eugene of Joaquin
Jimmie Baker of Waxahachie
Lyndal Gunter and husband, Perry of Houston

Grandchildren:
Sherry Crawford and husband, Forest of Center
Wayne Cammack Jr. and wife, Tammy of Haughton, Louisiana
David Cammack and wife, Shannon of Blanchard, Louisiana
Scott Cammack of Joaquin
Caryn Bergeron and husband, Jamie of Carthage
Jannine Andres and husband, Brent of Joaquin
Traci Rutherford and husband, Charles of Joaquin
Ronna Yates and husband, Kevin of Joaquin
Courtney Anglin and husband, Nathan of Joaquin
Carmen Belrose and husband, Ronnie of Joaquin
Shelli Vaughn and husband, Gordon of Joaquin
Jonathan Neal and wife, Leah of Joaquin
Brandon Neal and wife, Rondalyn of Joaquin
Suzanne O’Rear and husband Craig of Joaquin

40 Great Grandchildren

7 Great Great Grandchildren

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Weldon H. Cammack
Parents: Rennie Clement Snider and Bernice Holt Snider
Sons: Wayne H. Cammack, Dale (Dakie) Cammack
Grandson: Rodney Dale Harvey
Brother: R. C. Snider
Sister: Billie McCray Baker
Brothers-in-law: Rev. Comer Baker, Lloyd McCray

A special thank you to Pat Crump, Green Acres Nursing Home Staff and Shelby Regional Medical Center Staff for the unconditional love and care that was provided to Ms. Cammack.

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


05/01/2013

Gay Bass Crawford, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at her residence.  She was born March 5, 1939 to George Bass and Meddie Chambliss Bass. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday May 3, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Windham and Rev. Billy Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Brad Bass, Chad Bass, Danny Bass, Joe Crawford, Keith Windham and Kevin Windham.

She is survived by
Husband: Alton Crawford of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Gena Williams and husband, John of Arlington
Sue Dendy and Kathryn Kennedy of Tyler

Stepdaughter: Becky Maris and husband, Dewey of Mont Belvieu

Grandchildren:
Angie Klutts and husband, Ben
Traci Forbes
Kimberly Williams
Jennifer Sproat and husband, Mickey
Chris Maris

Great Grandchildren:
Emily, Kaylee, Marcus, Micah

Brother: Kester Bass of Shelbyville

Sister: Myrtie Williams of Humble

Special Niece: Brenda Bass and husband, Danny

Special Friend: Mona Newman

Preceded in death by
Parents: George & Meddie Bass
Brothers: G.W. Bass & Jock Bass
Sisters: Daphine Moody, Gladys Chandler, Annie Scott and Inez Bass
Step Daughter: Sandy Forbes

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

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04/30/2013

Edward “Ed” M. Knapp, 59, of Cameron, OK, formerly of Center, Texas, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 in Cameron, OK. Ed was born October 12, 1953 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Ethel & Elmer Knapp. Ed was a very dedicated father, husband, and carpenter. His entire life revolved around his family and carpentry work.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Knapp; sons, Travis Knapp and Chris French; daughters, Susan Knapp, Tonja Cox, Jennifer Robinson, Susan & Jennifer of NY; grandchildren, Amber, Krissy, Little Joe, Sidney, Dustin, Trevor French & Trevor Robinson; great grandchildren, Aidin and Lilly; brothers, Elmer Knapp Jr. of Clinton Corners, NY, Mike Knapp of Stanfordville, NY; sisters, Carol Knapp of Poughkeepsie, NY, Barbara Powell of Pine Plains, NY, Joyce Jeffords of Tampa, FL, Lisa Elem of Poughkeepsie, NY other relatives & loved ones.

Memorial services will be held 2 pm, Friday, May 3, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.

He will be carried in our hearts and loved forever.

Memorial donations may be made to: Mary Knapp c/o Evans & Miller Funeral Home, P.O. Box 897, Poteau, OK 74953.


Mr. Clyde H. Lister, Sr., 81, a long-time partner/owner of Hicks Mortuary and former owner along with his brothers of Lister Brothers Pulpwood Contractors died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Visitation for Mr. Lister will be Friday, May 3, 2013 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Hicks Chapel. Funeral services for will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Todd Spring Baptist Church. Reverend Wilbert Simmons, Jr., will officiate. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery.

Mr. Lister’s survivors include:

Wife: Mrs. Joy L. Lister of Center

Son: Clyde, Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of the The Colony, Texas

Grandchildren: LaKeisha Lister Henry and Clyde, III “Trae” of the The Colony, Texas

Great-grandson: Byron of The Colony, Texas

Sister: Mrs. Odelle L. Coleman of Lawton, Oklahoma

Sisters-in-law: Mrs. Norma A. Lister of Center and Mrs. Robbie L. Clay of Dallas, Texas

Brother-in-law: Booker G. Coleman of Lawton, Oklahoma.


Tommye Ann Morris passed away April 26, 2013 in Lakewood CO at Hospice of St. John. She was born January 26, 1936 in Center, Texas to Weldon Rudd and Johnnie Hammers.

Preceded in death by her mother Johnnie Golden and father Floyd Golden. She is survived by her son Ben Morris of Littleton CO and daughter-in-law Kim and three grandchildren Joshua, Dakota and Savvy Morris; cousins Dan Fleming of Shelbyville, Amy Berry in Austin Tx and Angie Berry of Queens NY.

She was a member of the Roughrider Class of 1953 and she taught for 33 years in the Texas school system, from Ingleside TX to a brief assignment in Louisiana. She has touched many friends and family members’ lives. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of St. John 1320 Everett Ct. Lakewood, Co. 80215 or www.hospiceofsaintjohn.org in memory of Tommye Morris.

For Memorial Information contact imotgmorris@gmail.com.

Cremation services are being handled by Gordon Funeral and Cremation Services Littleton, CO.


04/26/2013

Johnny Pipes Jr., 71, of Center, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at his residence. He was born January 30, 1942 in Center to Johnny Pipes Sr. and Ruby Mae Rains Pipes.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013 at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Bro. Harlan Sparks officiating. A visitation will be held at White Rock Cemetery one hour prior to service time.

He is survived by:

Wife: Annie Pipes of Center

Sons:
Jimmy Pipes and wife, Belinda of Martinsville
Jesse Pipes and wife, Priscilla of Timpson

Daughter: Janie Hoffman of San Augustine

Grandchildren: Jesse Pipes, Jacob Pipes, Jimmy Pipes Jr., Julie Ann Pipes, Joel Pipes, Jennifer Kellum, Josh Kellum, Ricky Burns, Abbigale Burns, Christina Stotts, Jamie Stotts, Zachary Stotts, Dakota Burch, Cali Burch, Casey Burch and Jayden Linder

Numerous great grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Johnny Pipes Sr. and Ruby Mae Rains Pipes

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


Barbara Janet (Reneau) Stokes, 83 of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Nacogdoches, Texas. she was born February 17, 1930 in Buna, Texas to William L. Reneau and Thena Shoemake Reneau. She was a memeber of Appleby Baptist Church and attended Garrison School.

Visitation will be held at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm. Funeral services will be held at Bethel Baptist Church in Appleby, Texas, Monday, April 29, 2013 at 1pm with Bro. Dennis Anderson to officiate. Internment will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Appleby, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Howard Stokes of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughter: Marilyn Swick and husband Michael of Garrison, Texas

Grandchildren:
Robby Porter, Marlin Porter and wife Sandra of Nacogdoches, Texas

Step-Daughter: Sandra McMichael of Houston, Texas

Great Grandchildren:
Trenton Porter of Spring
Marla Porter, Britney Porter and Matthew Porter of Nacogdoches, Texas
Alisen Lawrence of Hudson, Texas
Cheyanne Porter of Carthage, Texas

Great-great Grandsons: Kelby and Cole of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brothers:
J.W. Reneau and wife Nola of the Woodlands
Buddy Reneau and wife Marie of Garrison, Texas

Sisters:
Margie Gray of Spring, Texas
Colleen Polk of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister-in-Laws:
Sue Reneau of Woodlands, Texas
Pat Stokes and husband Charles of Nacogdoches, Texas
Linda Stokes of Tennessee

Many nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by parents, brothers: Billy, Robbie (Duck) and B.J. (Jack) Reneau

Pallbearers: Danny Reneau, Mike Reneau, William Reneau, Bart Reneau, Rockey Reneau, Tim Reneau, Patton Reneau, Larry Reneau, Mark Reneau, Kyle Reneau, and Glen Kirk

In lieu of flowers make donations to Hospice or Lexington Place in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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


04/25/2013

Billy Joe Nixon, age 75 of Center passed away Saturday morning, April 20, 2013, at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Family and friends visitation will be held at Community funeral home Chapel from 6pm to 9pm Friday, April 26, 2013. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1pm at Center Triumph Church in Center, Texas with Pastor Marlin Cloudy to officiate. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He is survived:

Daughter: Ruby Gaddis, Center

Granddaughter: Cassandra Nixon, Center

Great-Grandsons:
Kamydric Glenn of Center
Zymarion Glenn of Center

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


04/24/2013

Funeral services for Mr. Johnny R. McCoy (89) of Center will be Saturday, April 27, 2013, at St Paul Baptist Church in Center, Texas at 2pm. John died April 20, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. Bro. Freddie Wilson will be officiating.

Survivors:

Daughter: Shalley (Charles) Standley of Center, Texas.

Grandchildren, Charles D. Standley and Jayaveon J Standley

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel, Friday, April 26, 2013, from 7p-8p.

Burial will be at West View Cemetery in Center, Texas


Hicks Mortuary and Geter Funeral Home of Orange, Texas announce funeral services for Mrs. Gertha Goodwin (86) of Orange, Texas. Mrs. Goodwin passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at The Meadows Nursing Facility in Orange, Texas. Funeral Services will be at St Paul Baptist Church in Center, Texas on April 27, 2013 at 11:00am. Bro. Edward Hill will be officiating. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery

Survivors:

5 Sons, Robert (Hattie) Goodwin of Houston, Texas; Donnie Goodwin of Beaumont, Texas; Wayne (Anitrea) Goodwin of Orange, Texas; Willie Goodwin Jr. of Orange, Texas; and Michael Goodwin of Houston, Texas

Daughter, Janice Goodwin of Orange, Texas

Step Daughter, Barbara Jacobs of Orange, Texas

Sister, Hazel Brown of Longview, Texas

Visitation will be at St. Paul Baptist Church from 9am-11am, Saturday


 

Lee Edward Waller Sr., 78, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his residence. He was born December 31, 1934 in Center to Marvin Waller and Melinda Whiteside Waller. He served in the United States Air Force and was member of Primitive Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Wayne Painter officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Michael Cash, Sterling Williams, Dalton Williams, Jason Fletcher, Jimmy McGowen and Lane Pridgen. Honorary pallbearers will be John Walker, Buster Bounds, Weldon Boles, Taylor Fletcher, Gage Cash and Haley Cash.

He is survived by
Wife: Debra Waller of Joaquin

Daughters:
Stephanie Pridgen of Joaquin
Sheena Cash and husband, Michael of Joaquin

Son: Jason Fletcher and wife, Deidra of Mesquite

Grandchildren:
Sterling Williams
Dalton Williams
Taylor Fletcher
Gage Cash
Haley Cash

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Marvin Waller and Melinda Whiteside Waller
Daughter: Cathy Goodwin

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


04/23/2013

We mourn the death and celebrate the life of Charlie Earl Lloyd.

Charlie “Bubba”Lloyd was born December 12, 1949, To Mr. James Henry Lloyd and Mrs. Oreatha Lloyd in Tenaha, Texas. His family later moved to Nacogdoches, TX where he attended Emiline F. Carpenter and E. J. Campbell High School.

In 1971 Charlie moved to Houston, TX, where he was hired at the City of Houston for many years until his health started to fail. Charlie retired from the City of Houston.

Charlie accepted Christ at an early age. In 1975 Charlie met the love of his life, Ms. Patricia Ann Roberts, to this union there was (1) child: Lakindolyn Nicole Lloyd.

Charlie leaves to cherish his memories: His wife Patricia Lloyd, His daughter: Lakindolyn Lloyd and Grandchildren: Shavaria Lloyd and Robert Stewart. (8) Sisters: Janice Lloyd Jacquot (Michael), Carolyn Adams, Cynthia Sharp Jones, Cynthia Newsome (Eddie), Rose Lloyd White, Meldenise Lloyd, Phyllis Field and Freda Williams (Elvin) (9)Brothers: William Lloyd, Willie Lloyd (Larnita), Cliff Lloyd, Royce Lloyd(Diane), John H. Lloyd, Billy Robertson(Carrie), Bruce Lloyd, Chris Goss(Tracy), Farrin Field, (3 )Aunts: Melanise Alexander, Posey Smith and Bennie Smith A host of Nieces, Great-Nieces, Nephews, Great Nephews, Cousin and, other relative, family and friends.

“Charlie is preceded in death with his father: James H. Lloyd His mother: Mrs. Oreatha Lloyd and brother: James A. Lloyd.

Visitation: April 25,2013 6-8 Allen Dave Funeral Home 2103 Cypress Landing Houston, Texas 77090.

Funeral services will be held Saturday April 27, 2013 11:00am at Benford Chapel Baptist Church 126 Martin L King Tenaha,Texas with interment to follow at St.John Cemetery Tenaha,Texas.


Wanda Inez Bando, 65, of West Orange passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at her residence.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Orange; born on August 15, 1947 to parents Ruth Loraine (Armstreet) and Liugh David Risinger. Wanda was a member of First Baptist Church of West Orange. She enjoyed playing cards and she loved spending time with her family. Wanda was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Errol Paul Bando Jr., Louis David Bando; sister, Macie Perry.

Wanda is survived by her husband of 45 years, E. Paul Bando Sr. of West Orange; sister, Mavis Elliott of Huxley, TX, Mary Barker of Seagoville, TX; brother, Bacil Risinger and wife, Louise of Mauriceville, TX. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 5 pm until 9 pm. at Dorman Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10 am at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 4 pm at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, TX under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dorman Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.


04/22/2013

Randy Lee Hughes, 61, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 12, 1951 in Center, Texas to J.T. and Dolores (Clark) Hughes. He was a plumber in the Center area for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, J.T. and Dolores Hughes and an infant Son, Randy Lee Hughes, Jr.

He is survived by wife: Lisa Lunsford Hughes of Center

Step-son: Danny Bailey, Jr. of Center

Brother & Sister-in-law:
Ronny & Brenda Hughes of Houston
Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Mike & Debby Lunsford of Center

Uncles:
Richard Hughes & wife, Rita of Center
Billy Don Hughes & wife, Janice of Center
Johnny Hughes & wife, Jimmie of Jasper

Aunt:
Marie Humphries of Center

Nephews & Nieces:
Brad Hughes & wife, Melanie of Joaquin
Brent Hughes & wife, Darla of Houston
Carson Hughes of Houston
Paige Hughes of Houston
Kelly Berry & husband, Steven of Shelbyville
Wendy Justus & husband, Levi of Shelbyville
Luke Lunsford of Oklahoma

Numerous Great Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Brad Hughes, Brent Hughes, Carson Hughes, Bob Mooney, Sr., Bob Mooney, Jr. and Danny Paul Bush

Honorary Pallbearers: Brian Mooney, Jody Jernigan, Freddie Watlington & Jason Burch

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


Stephen M. Carroll, 55, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born September 28, 1957 in Center to Felix Carroll and Oralea Chambliss Carroll. He was of the Baptist faith.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by wife: Connie Carroll of Joaquin

Sisters:
Laura Shortell and husband, Mike of Bossier City, Louisiana
Linda Carroll of Logansport, Louisiana
Jakie Keith and husband, Jimmy of Alto

Daughter: Brandi Atkinson and husband, Mike of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Mikah Atkinson
Gracie Atkinson
Cayden Atkinson

Mother-in-law: Gracie Jean Fancher of Joaquin

A number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Felix Carroll and Oralea Chambliss Carroll
Brother: Danny Joe Carroll and Johnny Carroll

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


Jimmy Warr, 64, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born May 9, 1948 in Shelby County to Noah Velt and Nelta Joyce Hooper Warr. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Gene Haley officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Larry Weaver, Lynn Sowell, Gene Haley, Randall Gilchrist, Brent Windham and Alan Hooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Weston Sowell, Clint Davis, Noah Haley, Jeff Wilburn, Kenneth Hooper and a grandson, who is once again enjoying his Paw-paw’s company, Clint Weaver.

He is survived by
Wife: Elizabeth Warr of Center

Daughters:
Pamela Weaver and husband, Larry of Center
Penny Sowell and husband, Lynn of Center
Paula Haley and husband, Gene of Center

Sister: Helen Windham of Center

Grandchildren:
Lindsey Jenkins and husband, Tommy of Lufkin
Lainey Sowell of Center
Weston Sowell of Center
Gema Haley of Center
Noah Haley of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Clint Davis of Lufkin
Chesney Davis of Lufkin
Paisley Ford of Center

Step Great Grandchildren:
Ashley, Allie and Logan Jenkins

Nephew: Brent Windham of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Noah Velt and Nelta Joyce Hooper Warr
Grandson: Clint Weaver

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


04/20/2013

Alicia Deanne Dillard, age 35 of Marietta, Georgia, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Rose officiating, burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 28, 1977 in Center, Texas to parents, Ronnie Dillard& Pamela (Lankford) Dillard. She was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Alicia graduated from Center High School in 1996 and she served in the US Air Force.

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Pamela Lankford Wiseman and her Grandfather, Mack Dillard.

She is survived by:

Father & Step-Mother: Ronnie & Linda Dillard of Center

Brother & sister-in-law: Bryan & Jessica Dillard of Center

Sister: Kristen Seale & Jarod Bentley of Center

Brother: Bradley Ballard of Jefferson, Georgia

Sister & Brother-in-law: Leslie & Brandon Griggs of Center

Grandmother: Mildred Dillard of Center

Grandparents: Bob & Elsie Ballard of Conyers, Georgia

Special Friend: Kim Popow of Marietta, Georgia

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and friends

Pallbearers: Matt Warr, Daryl Bailey, Jody Dillard, John Wesley Dillard, Keith Harris and Doye Cantrell
Honorary Pallbearers: Jarod Bentley & Brandon Griggs

In Lieu of flowers, Family request donations made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718.

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


04/19/2013

Ann Daw, 65, of Center, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Verner officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 22, 1948. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Douglas & Doris Bush, Brother, Brad Bush, Nephew, Joseph Bush, Nephew, Jon Bush and Great Niece, Macey Bush.

She is survived by:
Husband of 44 years:
Herbert Daw of Center

Brother and Sister-in-law:
Taylor Bush & wife, Joann of Joaquin

Niece:
Jennifer Nichole Strauss of Maryland

Great Nieces:
Jona Taylor Strauss of Maryland
Megan Marie Strauss of Maryland

Best Friend:
Cathy Mills of Broaddus

Numerous Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and Friends
Pallbearers:
Ronnie Borders, Darren Borders, Keith Brown, Bobby McCauley,
Bo Williamson, Lonnie Traxler, Eric Moss and Donnie Borders

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


Kenneth Taylor Sowell, 54, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born March 21, 1959 in San Augustine to Ray Sowell and Novis Steptoe Sowell.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronny Luman officiating. Interment will follow at Sowell Cemetery.

He is survived by
Wife: Dorothy Latham Sowell of Center

Daughters:
Rachel Sowell of Center
Ruby Latham Emanis of Rock Island, Tennessee
Christina Clark of Center

Sons:
Keith Clark of Shelbyville
Michael Clark of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Cheyenne, Justin and Zack Clark
Daniel, Bryan and Dillon Clark
Peyton and Devan Scruggs
Dalton and Hunter Emanis

Mother: Novis Sowell

Sister: Gayle Clark of Wortham

Brothers:
Randy Sowell of Crockett
Chris Sowell of Crockett
Joe Sowell of Austin
Bryan Mahan of Wortham

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Ray Sowell
Sister: Shirley Davis
Great Nephew: Joseph Bush

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


I.D. Patton passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013. I.D. know to family and friends as "Nookie" was born July 23, 1933 in Shelby County, Texas to Wyatt and Jennie V. Patton. Both preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Triumph The Church and Kingdom of God in Christ located at 908 Daniels Street, Center with Minister Howard D. Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Johnnie (Gerald), Saundra and Sheretta; three sons, Reginald (Meria), Ken (Patsy) and David (Linda); six sisters, Katherine (James) Joyce, Jennie Grisby and children, Hazel (Wyman) Bolton, Mary Jane (Leo) Johnson, Verlene Moore and children and Ernestine (Vinnie) Evans; three brothers, John D (Melva) Patton, Y.T. (Ruth) Patton, J.B. Patton and children; "special" sons, Johnny (Nancy) Gray and Darryl Gray; and "special" daughter, Brandi Bell; and a host of family and friends.

Preceding him in death are his wife, Asie Lee Patton; children Kevin, Donald, Bernitha and Raymond; siblings Elma Richards, Wyatt, Jr., Charlene, Christobel, and Carlton; a very special nephew and best friend Elfinis (Bubba) McClure.

Active Pallbearers will be Friends of the family; Honorary Pallbearers are brothers and nephews; and Flower Bearers are friends of the family.

Arrangements by Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


04/18/2013

Juanita Rhodes Green of Timpson, TX, was born on August 5, 1921 in the Buena Vista community to William Thomas and Lydia (Bowlin) Rhodes. She departed to her Heavenly Home on April 17, 2013, at 91 years of age after a brief illness. Visitation will be at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson on Friday, April 19, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The funeral will be officiated by grandson Kyle Green and Bro. Roy Platt at the Tennessee Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Tennessee Cemetery. Juanita’s grandsons will be pallbearers.

Juanita was reared and attended school in Timpson and Mexia, graduating from Mexia High School in 1939. She married her childhood sweetheart, John Perry Green on December 27, 1939. Their holy union produced four children. They were helpmates to one another for 54 years until his death on April 4, 1994. Together they ran a dairy, poultry farm, tomato farm, raised cattle and horses, and pursued other various agricultural endeavors. The love of the land and anything agriculturally based continues with their descendants.

Juanita and John Perry lived a Christian life as an example for their children. Among the numerous examples, they opened their home to friends and family from the Timpson area who came to Houston to help in the war effort during World War II.

Juanita loved family history and was instrumental in establishing the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society, of which she was a charter member. She was member of the Tennessee Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She was an active mother in all of her children’s interests and activities. The 4-H organization recognized her as an outstanding leader.

After John Perry’s death, she enjoyed traveling the United States. Even when physically unable to travel, Juanita continued to learn about new places through her “talking books.” Juanita had an amazing memory, and would entertain her family with stories of her ancestors and childhood. She was known for her “snake” stories. Juanita was an excellent cook and her family has fond memories of her fried chicken and yeast rolls.

She is welcomed Home by her parents Tom and Lydia Rhodes; her husband, John Perry Green and his parents Nubern and Pearl Green; stepfather Bolen Riley; brother and sister-in-law, Preston and Yvonne Rhodes; brother-in-law, George Thomas Green; sister-in-law, Katherine Cassidy; daughter-in-law, Virginia Green; granddaughter-in-law, Connie Brunson; nephew Paul Wayne Rhodes; and three great-grandsons.

Juanita leaves behind her children: Tempie Pike and husband David of Timpson; Jerry Green of Timpson; Jeanie Rhodes and husband J.T. of Timpson; Mike Green and wife Barbara of Timpson. Her grandchildren: Tara Rogers and husband Gene of Columbus, Ohio; Rusty Brunson and wife Jackie of New Braunfels, TX; Shane Green and wife Ashley of Dacula, GA; Cade Green and wife Jana of Logansport, LA; Cole Green and wife Tiffany of Pendergrass, GA; Rowdy Green of Timpson; Robbie Rhodes of Timpson; Jason Rhodes and wife Shadow of Timpson; Treva Rhodes of Timpson; Craig Green and wife Gracie of Timpson; Kerry Costello and husband Bob of Ft. Mead, MD; Misty Hudspeth and husband Jerry of Timpson; Kyle Green and wife Amanda of Princeton, TX and 24 Great-Grandchildren.

Juanita’s final words in this world…..”We were so blessed to have each other for so long.”

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


04/17/2013

Johnnie English Wilburn, 68, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin. She was born March 3, 1945 in Shelby County to Lynn English and Bernice Payne English. Ms. Wilburn retired from Little Cypress ISD after 32 years of service. She was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Keith Wilburn, Ronald Wilburn, Timbo Wilburn, Jimbo Campbell, Lloyd Campbell and Pete Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Scarborough, Pat Scarborough, Frankie Anthony, Mitchell Anthony, Mark Anthony, Robert Wagstaff, Greg Wilburn, Roger Wagstaff, Brad Wilburn and John Wilburn.

She is survived by
Husband of 50 years: Elmer Ray Wilburn of Orange

Son: Jeffery Wilburn and wife, Karen of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Loretta Daniels and husband, Chad of Orange
Sandy Robinson of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Aaron Wilburn
Daron Wilburn
Skylar Daniels
Dylan Daniels

Great Grandchild:
Kylie Wilburn

Sisters:
Vernell English of Orange
Ara Belle Anthony of Center
Bobbie Campbell and husband, Crit of Shelbyville
Judy English of Orange

Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law:
Judy and Danny Scarborough of Huxley
Bobby and Cora Wilburn of Joaquin
Gerald and Jeff Wilburn of Orange
Price and Donna Wilburn of Center
Earl and Louise Wagstaff of Dreka

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

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


04/16/2013

Jim Hohimer, 71, of Huxley, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 15, 1941 in Springfield, Illinois to Fieldon Hohimer and Cecil Michaelson Hohimer.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will be held at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery in Petersburg, Illinois.

He is survived by
Mother of his children, Jeannie Hohimer

Sons:
Jimmy Hohimer of Huxley
Kirk Hohimer and wife, Sherry of Franklin, Tennessee
Bobby Hohimer and wife, Amy of Lebanon, Tennessee

Grandchildren:
Elizabeth
Allison
Breann
Carlos
Kalei

Brothers:
David Hohimer and wife, Margaret
Mark Hohimer and wife, Kathy
Keith Hohimer and wife, Pat

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Fieldon Hohimer and Cecil Michaelson Hohimer
Brother: Doug Hohimer
Sister: Pat Lasko

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


04/15/2013

George Kevin Hathorn, age 56, passed away peacefully in his home in Garland, TX, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Kevin was born to Margaret Smith Hathorn and the late Carl M. Hathorn, Jr. He was the grandson of the late Opal and Hubern Smith, and Dale and Carl M. Hathorn, Sr. of Center. He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Marcus Hathorn. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Hathorn of Center, two sisters, Suzanne Hathorn and Colleen Hathorn Hetherington of Garland, TX, a brother, Wallis L. Hathorn and his two daughters, Michaela and Mariska Hathorn of Bedford, Texas, and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Kevin was born in Center, Texas on March 6, 1957. He attended Center schools through the 4th grade and graduated high school at Seoul American High School, Seoul, Korea, in June 1975. He attended the University of Texas-Austin and Texas State Technical College in Waco, where he received an Associate’s degree in Computer Science. He was a computer programmer with AT&T in Dallas. Kevin was honored by AT&T for a computer program he created saving AT&T millions of dollars.

Kevin enjoyed a lifelong passion for music. He played bass guitar with a small band in Dallas as well as acoustic guitar, violin and had recently begun the study of the Harpejji.

Kevin maintained lifelong friendships with classmates. One friend from his high school days described him “as a kind and gentle person, quiet and thoughtful”and another as “the most honorable man I’ve ever known.”

A memorial honoring Kevin was held by his co-workers at AT&T. A private graveside service will be scheduled at a later date.

Friends who wish to remember Kevin are asked to do so by supporting the American Heart Association. Kevin’s family wishes to thank you for the many calls and emails that have been so kind and supportive.


A funeral service for Mrs. Florence “Noogen” Reeh, age 88, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Sides of Wildwood Church of Christ officiating. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger, TX. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Reeh passed away on Sunday morning, April 14, 2013, at Carthage Healthcare Center in Carthage.

Florence Faye Stone Reeh, nicknamed “Noogen”, was born on Apr. 27, 1924, in Kirbyville, TX to James Eli and Nancy Phillips Stone. She lived in Silsbee, TX for many years and she and her family were members of the Church of Christ. Her education includes high school, OJT accounting, in Orange, TX, journalism courses, and radio and communications courses at Port Arthur College and Lamar University. She received secretarial training at Henderson Business College, several earned certificates in finance and accounting. During WWII, she worked in Orange in the shipyard in the personnel office. At the end of the war, she married Earnest Tucker and the two resided in Silsbee until his death in 1961. After remarriage, she worked at the various radio stations along side her husband Douglas assisting with advertising sales and in the office. During the 80’s, she worked at South Hampton Refinery in Silsbee. She then worked at the Overton Press for several years as the editor and in the composing department. She and her husband purchased the Timpson & Tenaha News in 1993 and worked as co-publishers and she as the editor. Three years later, in 1996, they purchased a second paper in Logansport and Joaquin and ran both papers until September 2000 when the Logansport Joaquin Tribune was sold. She enjoyed attending many events in Timpson and Tenaha at the civic arenas and the schools. The Reeh’s were grateful for the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people in Shelby County with whom they formed a warm friendship and bond. She retired only after selling the paper in 2010.

Florence and Doug were members of the Timpson and Shelby County Chambers of Commerce and the Tenaha Businessmen’s Club. Her favorite articles to write in the newspaper were “Tales of Two Cities” and “Just Curious”. She was also very active for many years in the Rusk County Poetry Society, having served throughout the years as President and as secretary. Through the society, she had several poems published. She had many short stories and news articles published in several Texas and Louisiana newspapers. After retirement, she was even more active in church activities and classes and truly enjoyed the fellowship with her friends and members of the Church of Christ in Carthage.

Mrs. Reeh was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Tucker who passed away in 1961; her husband Douglas Reeh who passed away in 2008; her parents; brothers, Ben Jack Kelley and Claude Stone; and sisters, Frances Kelley Reeves and Essie Stone Hicks.

Mrs. Reeh is survived by her children, Nancy Alexander and husband Lynn of Carthage, TX and Ben Tucker and wife Cindy of Haslet, TX; step-children, Kathy Dodson and husband Bobby of Port Lavaca, TX, Daryl Reeh of Port Lavaca, TX, and Galen Reeh and wife Derelyn of Round Rock, TX; grandchildren, Lee Anne Sharpe and husband Patrick of Carthage, Charlie Taylor of Carthage, Ben Tucker, Jr. and wife Amber of Carthage, and Amanda Riley and husband Jeremy of Breckenridge, TX; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Kelsey, and Kolbey Sharpe, Kylee, Cason, and Knox Tucker, Canon and Cailyn Taylor, and Azure Riley; step-grandchildren, Justin and Craig Reeh of Round Rock and Kyle Russell of Port Lavaca. Many special nieces and nephews, Ashley, Regan, and Kennedy Stanley, who have given special care and love to Florence’s beloved pet, “Honey”. She is also survived by her treasured friends and loving nurses and staff at Carthage Health Care Center and Heart’s Way Hospice. Special thanks to each of them from the family. She is also survived by so many who were faithful to visit, call, and send cards while she was in the nursing center.

Serving as pallbearers are Patrick Sharpe, Kolbey Sharpe, Charlie Taylor, Ben Tucker, Jr., Dennis Wolf, and Tom Bales. Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Ronnie Taylor.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Carthage Church of Christ, 1309 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633, Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service, or Timpson Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 492, Timpson, TX 75975.

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


04/14/2013

Jimmy Renfro, 69, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 at his residence.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bruce Kunkle officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 15, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 20, 1944 in Shelby County to Jody Lee Renfro and Aleta (Williams) Renfro. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin. He was a truck driver and he also owned and operated Renfro Floor Cleaning & Janitorial Services.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Jody Renfro, Mother, Aleta Livingston, Son, James Lee Renfro, Brother, James “Bubba” Livingston, Brother, James Donice Livingston, Brother-in-law, Jerry Hendricks, Brother-in-law, Stanley Hendricks, Sister-in-law, Joy Bailey, Sister-in-law, Patsy Adams and Special Friend and Brother-in-law, Herman Bailey.

He is survived by:

Wife of 47 years: Barbara (Hendricks) Renfro of Center

Son: Vernon Renfro & wife, Diantha of Center
Son: Lonnie Cockrell & wife, Lesley of Center

Grandchildren: Jessica Renfro, Jennifer Lea Renfro, Christopher Renfro, Justin Renfro & Joshua Renfro, Bryce Cockrell & Reese Cockrell

Brother: Richard “Buddy” Livingston of Center

4 Sisters:
Doris Martin of Center
Charlsey Emanis & husband, Ronnie of Center
Sharon Damaio & husband, Roger of Floral City, FL
Linda Bridges of Tenaha

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
LaWayne Hendricks & wife, Beverly of Center
James “Bud” Hendricks of Center
Larry Hendricks & wife, Beverly of Center
Sheila Eubank of Shelbyville
Rebecca Windham & husband, David of Center
James Adams of Joaquin
Barbara Livingston of Center
Rita Hendricks of Center
Linda Hendricks

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Matt Williams, Wayne Hendricks, David Eubank, Jon Sims, J.T. Moon & Glen Hutto

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


Mrs. Westerfield Nichols, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 at her home. She was born on October 13, 1924 in Lufkin to Lonzy and Gabiel Wright. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church of Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Lamar Denby officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in East Hamilton.

Pallbearers will be Samuel Coleman Nichols, Curtis Nichols, Jessie Carl Nichols, Danny Nichols, Christopher Dale Nichols, Michael Nichols and Judd Nichols. Honorary pallbearers will be David Whiteside II and Luther Bradshaw.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Josephine Nichols “Sissie” of Center
Joy Bradshaw and husband, Tommy of Nacogdoches

Sons:
Robert Nichols and wife, Sandra of Center
W.A. Nichols and wife, Brenda of Center
William Allen Nichols of Center
Pat Nichols of Center

Special Sister: Vera Nichols Wilson of Marshall

Grandsons:
Samuel Coleman Nichols and wife, Becky of Center
Christopher Dale Nichols and wife, Angel of Houston
Robert Allen Nichols and wife, Peggy of Center
Curtis Nichols and wife, Karissa of Krosby
Jessie Carl Nichols of Houston
Danny Nichols and wife, Dotty of Houston
Tony Gibbs of El-Campo
Pat Nichols and ex-wife, Lisa Kettler of Center

Granddaughters:
Alice Joy Risinger “Polly” of Nacogdoches
Laurie Jean Sutherland “Lolly” of Nacogdoches
Lavina Kay Whiteside “Pee Wee” of Nacogdoches
Patsy Baty of Houston
Melissia Gale Nichols of Center
Lisa Kettler of Center
Penny Scarbrough and husband, Andy of Conroe
Sherry Duval and husband, James of Marion, Iowa

Forty-nine Great Grandchildren; Nineteen Great Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Harold Wright and wife, Gene of Houston
Vice Gene Wright and wife, Earlene of Conroe

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Special friends:
Troy Risinger
Becky Nichols
Charla Foster
Sue Pardon
Margie Doggett
Betty Mae and Jimmy Rhame
Brenda Hogue

Preceded in death by
Husband: Alton “Buddy” Nichols
Sons: Herbert Laird Nichols “Bubba”, J.C. Nichols
Sister: Emma Lena Carpenter
Brothers: Roy Buvis Wright, L.B. Wright, Chester Wright
Sister-in-law: Allie Mae Wright, Bernice Brittain, Velma Gray Nichols, Myrtle Stephens
Brother-in-law: Jimmy Wayne Nichols, Carl Stephens
Granddaughter: Tabitha Risinger
Grandsons: Jody Ivan Nichols, Tommy Jean Nichols and Casey Whiteside
Nephew: David Wright
Parents: Lonzy and Gabiel Wright

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


04/13/2013

Frances Kathleen (Sparks) Maxwell, age 94, longtime resident of San Augustine, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in San Augustine.

Frances was born to Audra (Ford) Sparks and Ernest Sparks on March 5, 1919, in San Augustine, Texas. She graduated from San Augustine High School in 1937. Thereafter attending Business School. She served as President of the Home Life Insurance Company in San Augustine for many years. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, past member of the Eastern Star Chapter, Past City Council Person, was Mayor Pro tem for the City of San Augustine, Past member of the Chamber of Commerce, and Past Member of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, and Past Board Member of Directors for First National Bank in Center. She was a member of the Christian Science.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation will be Thursday, April 11, 2013 from the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wyman Roberts.

Those left to cherish her memory include, Grandson: Jason Wells and his wife Shelly of San Augustine; Granddaughters: Jeanna Wells Penick and her husband, Martin of Nacogdoches and Paula Wells of Nacogdoches; Great-grandchildren: Brady Wells, Casey Wells, Brandt Wells, Laura Penick, and Leslie Penick; Sisters: Betty Jean Cartwright of San Augustine and Claudine Selden of San Augustine; Sister-in-law: Agnes Sparks of San Augustine; along with numerous nieces and nephews, along with a special care-taker and friend; Rachel Renfroe of San Augustine.

She is preceded in death by her husband, David Maxwell; daughter, Ernestine Weaver Wells; her parents; Audra (Ford) Sparks and Ernest Sparks; Sister, Marie Roberts Lawrence; brothers, Beeman Sparks; Hugh Sparks, and LeRoy Sparks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Daughters of the Republic of Texas or to the Christian Science Church.

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


04/12/2013

Gene Deal, 77, of Del Norte, Colorado and longtime resident of Center, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte, Colorado. For the past 15 months, Gene had several strokes. Gene was a pharmacist for over 50 years and was loved by many friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He is survived by
Wife, Marsha Deal of Del Norte, Colorado

Son, Warren Deal of Del Norte, Colorado

Daughter, Stephanie Jonker and husband Mark of Shreveport, Louisiana

Seven Grandchildren


Exie Lou Waterhouse, 74 of Center passed away Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013 at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas. Visitation will be held noon to 1pm Saturday, April 13, 2013 at St. Paul Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Center, Texas with Pastor Freddie Wilson officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Joe Willie Waterhouse of Center

Sisters: Iva Lou Aldridge and Gretude Bouiser, both of Austin, Texas

Brothers: L.B. Suell and wife Mary of Center and Oddie B. Suell of Phoenix, Arizona

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


C.B. Clark, 79 of Center formerly of Tyler, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Tyler. Services will be held at 2pm Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Center Triumph, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Westview Cemetery, Center with Prince Howard Cloudy officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Mae Bell Clark of Dallas, Texas

Daughters:
Pamela Garrett of Dallas, Texas
Jennifer Ann Clark of Dallas, Texas
Shonda Clark of Tyler, Texas

Sons:
Billy Edwards of Dallas, Texas
Cacedric Ross of Center, Texas

Brothers:
Cleveland Clark of Houston, Texas
J.T. Clark and wife Mollie of Center, Texas

11 Grand Children

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


04/11/2013

Cody Lane Herrin, 28, of Longview, passed away April 2nd, 2013. He was born September 22, 1994 to Tammy Hudson Marlowe. Services were held at Rader Funeral Home Thursday, April 4th, 2013 and he was laid to rest in Rosewood Park.

Cody is survived by:
Wife: Ciara Herrin and sons, Trip and Cason of Longview

Mother: Tammy Hudson Marlowe of Timpson

Brothers: Christopher "Cribby" Herrin and wife Cynthia, David Williams and wife Katie, and Doug Williams all of Longview

Grandmother: Linda Askins and husband Charles of Timpson

Grandfather: Glen Hudson of Timpson

Uncles: Marty Hudson of Gladewater and Jeffery Glen Hudson of Logansport, La.

Great Aunts: Gwen Billingsley, Cindy Summers and Judy Ramsey all of Timpson and a host of cousins and friends

Special friends: Carla and Kenny

He is preceded in death by great grandparents: Jack and Minnie Lee Hudson and Arthur and Emma Milford

Services under the directions of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.


Lessie Lorene Belrose, 84, of the Sardis Community of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born May 22, 1928 in Shelby County to Lloyd Carlton Belrose and Cecil Willoughby Belrose. Mrs. Belrose was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Sardis Cemetery with Bro. Todd Jenkins officiating.

She is survived by
Brothers:
J.E. Belrose and wife, Karen of Huxley
Roe Belrose of Joaquin

Special Sister-in-law: Zannie Gay Belrose of Sardis

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

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


Funeral service for Barbara Brossette Gibson, 84, of Timpson, TX, will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 13, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, also at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Gibson passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in McComb, Mississippi.

Born January 28, 1929, in Garrison, TX, Barbara Brossette Gibson was the daughter of the late Archie Benton Brossette and Sarah Billingsly Brossette. She spent her early childhood in Logansport, LA, and then the family moved to South Louisiana – Ville Platte, Port Barre, and New Iberia. They returned to Logansport where Barbara graduated from high school in 1946. She then attended beauty school in Shreveport, LA, and worked as a hairdresser for a short time and as a waitress at the White Way Cafe. It was while working at the cafe that she met an electrical highline man, E. H. “Bink” Gibson, and they were married October 5, 1947.

Barbara and Bink lived on a dairy where they enjoyed raising their three kids. After rearing three successful and productive children, they moved to Timpson, TX, where Barbara lived for the past 33 years. She was very involved at First Baptist Church, Timpson, and served on many committees. She also volunteered with the RSVP program. Even though she was busy, she always had time to be a loving grandmother and great grandmother. For the last 17 months, Barbara had lived in McComb, MS.

Survivors include her son Benton Gibson and wife Jane of McComb, MS; daughters Hope Gibson of St. Croix, USVI, and Robin Crawford and Duncan Connell of Timpson; granddaughters: Monica Kirchmer, and Amy Allen; grandsons: Russ Gibson, Patrick Gibson, Greg Gibson, Neel Gibson, Kyle Allen, and Jordan Jones; and great grandchildren: Ann Elise and Jax Kirchmer; Trace, Jillian, and Lylah Gibson; and Taylor, Tyler, and Taran Morris.

In addition to her parents, Barbara Brossette Gibson was preceded in death by husband E. H. “Bink” Gibson and sister Gloria B. Rogers.

Memorial donations may be made to Timpson Volunteer Fire Department of Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service. To convey condolences online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


T. Deloyd Livingston, 88, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born September 9, 1924 in Waterman to Willis Livingston and Lois Iva Samford Livingston. Mr. Livingston retired from AEP/SWEPCO. He was a member of Kiwanis Club of Center and SWEPCO Union. He held various roles within the First Assembly of God Church in Center and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center for the past ten years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Danny Dodson, Bro. Charles Wigley and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Gary Mize, Billy Bob McAdams, Michael Tinison Livingston, Jimmy Livingston, Jerry Livingston, Randolph Lout and Ricky Livingston. Honorary pallbearers will be Buck Williams, Kenneth Allen, Scott Watson, George Jones, Phillip McCarty and the Men of Central Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Joy Livingston of Center

Daughters:
Joyce Putnam and husband, Larry of Dallas
Dana June Fuller of Nacogdoches

Step Daughter: Jennifer Golden and husband, Larry of Houston

Step Sons:
Johny Covington and wife, Tammie of Center
Jason Covington and wife, Michelle of Center

Grandchildren:
Celeste Putnam of Dallas
Crystal Fuller of Nacogdoches

Step Grandchildren:
Jacob Covington
Jaxon Covington
Jace Covington
Justin Golden
Joanna Golden
Jana Keele and husband, Ryan
Joel Covington

Sister: Anna Rose Cox of Orange

Brother: Michael Livingston and wife, Sharon of Sour Lake

Sister-in-law: Jean Livingston of Jasper

Numerous nieces, nephews and other family

Preceded in death by
Parents: Willis Tinison Livingston and Iva Lois Samford Livingston
Wife: Margie Livingston, Mother of his children
Brothers: Ben Livingston, Leon Livingston and Thurman Livingston
Sister: Delorice Hughes

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


04/09/2013

Kenneth Joe Ferguson, 63, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at his residence after a sudden illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Higginbotham officiating. Burial will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday, April 12, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 30, 1949 in Shelby County to Kenneth Elbert and Dorothy Lee (Reho) Ferguson.
He served in the US Army during Vietnam. He was a member of the Nazarene Church, Center, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Elbert & Dot Ferguson, Daughter, Melissa Ferguson, Infant Son, Kenneth Joe Ferguson, Jr., Infant Son, Michael Dean Ferguson, Sister, Judy Pollock & Sister, Nancy Bass.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Ann Ferguson of Center
Son:
Kenneth Jay Ferguson of Center
Grandson:
Logan Duke of Center
Sisters:
Margie Coleman & husband, Marshall of Kirbyville
Debbie Jones & husband, Tom of Orangeville
Brother:
Royce Ferguson & wife, Polly of Henderson
Brothers-in-law:
Elmer Gilley of Jasper
Johnny Gilley & wife, Wanda of Jasper
Marvin Gilley of Kirbyville
Everett Gilley & wife, Jimmie of Kirbyville
Sister-in-law:
Yvonne Cole of Beaumont
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


David Lindley, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Memorial Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. B.J. Windham officiating. Memorial Visitation will be Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 23, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas to Clinton Albert and Ruby Lee (Bruner) Lindley. He worked for Baker Marine as a supervisor and he also worked as a watch repairmen for many years. He was a member of the New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clinton and Ruby Lindley, Sister, Valda Aline Young, Sister, Erma Ruth Hawkins & Sister, Dortha Lois Fraizer.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Barbara Sample Lindley of Shelbyville
3 Sons:
James Lindley & wife, Sandra of Center
Clint Lindley & wife, Michelle of Grand Cane, LA
Travis Lindley & wife, Felicia of Henderson, Nevada

Grandchildren:
Jamie Lindley & wife, Amy
Robert Lindley & wife, Jennifer
Christian Fayeth Lindley
David Allen Lindley

Great Grandchildren:
Madalyn & Robert V. “Beaux” Lindley, Jr.
Baby Lindley (expected arrival, October 2013)

Sister:
Mildred Moretti of San Antonio

Twin Sister:
Dianna K. Foster

Brother-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Vickie Sample Martin of Shelbyville
David & Sandi Sample of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

In lieu of flowers, Please make donations to New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, C/O Carol Windham, 390 CR 2816, Shelbyville, Texas 75973

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


James Leon Foster, 91, of Center, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center.  He was born October 10, 1921 in Belmont, Louisiana to Earnest Foster and Blanche Davis Jones. 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Roger Clifton, Dexter Vaughn, Danny Windham, Brett Sims, Ruston Bush and Wayne Jones.

He is survived by
Sister: Elaine Yarbrough of Tenaha

Brother: Harden Jones of Center

Grandchildren:
Regina Heiman
Jonathan Brimer
Sheila Stotts

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Children: Anthony Ray Foster, Tony Foster and James Lee Foster
Parents: Earnest Foster and Blanche Davis Jones
Sister: Marie Coombs
Brothers: Lavell Jones, Elbert Jones and R.H. Jones

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


04/08/2013

Yvonne Baker was born in Timpson, Texas on July 26, 1926. She was 86 years old when she passed away in Center, Texas on April 6, 2013.

She grew up in Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School. She worked as a teller at Cotton Belt State Bank and later as an insurance agent with the Morrison Insurance Agency managing their Timpson office until retirement. She was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Shady Grove Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Jack Smith officiating.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Baker; parents, William Thomas “Tom” Baker and Arie Richards Baker; sisters, Erel Baker Laake, Uradee Baker Dockrell, and Thelma Baker Moore; brother, Walter Thomas “Jack” Baker and one niece, Shelba Rhodes.

She leaves behind her son, Phillip H. Baker and his wife, Janell Baker of Timpson; three grandchildren, Phyllis Goodwin, Janet Welch and Cole Baker; two great-grandchildren, Kearsten Clark and Geoffrey Dubea; sister, Katie Baker; nephews, Tommy Moore and Ronnie Cole; niece, Avie Rhodes; nine great nieces and nephews and six great-great nieces and nephews.

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


Linda Kay Brittain, 52, of Center, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with her Son, Aaron Williams officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 27, 1960 in Shelby County, Texas to John Franklin Brittain, Sr. and Ethel Mae (Langston) Brittain.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John & Ethel Brittain, Brother, Robert Allen Brittain & Brother, James William Brittain.

She is survived by:

Special Friend & Fiancé: Robert Cooper of Center

Son: Aaron Wayne Williams & wife, Nichole of Beckville

Step-Daughter: Michelle Price & husband, Chris of Beckville

4 Grandchildren:
Nevaeh Lea Williams
Aaron Wayne Williams, Jr.
Ayden Wesley Williams
Natalie Jordan

Step-Grandson: Mason Price

Brother: John Franklin Brittain, Jr. & wife, Jeanette of Lufkin

Brother: Gary Lee Brittain & wife, Diana of Nacogdoches

Brother: Jack Bruce Brittain of Center

Sister: Brenda Fay Sowell & husband, Marvin of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


Walter James “Bud” Hitt of Houston, Texas passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 after a year-long battle with cancer. He often described a vision he had of a golden chariot with fancy wheels flying him to heaven at the speed of light. Undoubtedly, Walter boarded that chariot on Sunday morning.

Born in December 19, 1927 in Shelbyville, Texas, Walter was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Addie Hitt, his wife Lorene Lear Hitt, his brother Charles “Slick” Hitt, and sisters Era Jo Birdwell, Bernice Cassell, Verna “Honey” Mott, and Claudia Sims. Surviving Bud are son Stephen and wife Mary Margaret Hitt, daughter Sherri Diane Stamper, grandchildren Tera and husband Patrick Theriot, Annie Hitt and husband Alex Mesa, and Mitchell Hitt. Also surviving him is wife Mamie Hitt and three great grandchildren Kameron Mesa, Nathan Mesa, and Garrett Theriot, and sister Norma Lout. Walter has numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Mr. Hitt proudly served in the United States Army following World War II in Tokyo, Japan, and after the war, he worked and a retired from Armco Steel as a millwright. Bud was a wonderful handyman particularly with his carpentry skills making many pieces of furniture for family and friends. In addition, he was a member of Irvington Pentecostal Church in Houston. He was raised in and often attended the First United Pentecostal Church of Center. Walter loved his Lord and proudly witnessed to anyone whom he met including the staff and fellow patients at Windsong Village Convalescent Home in Pearland, Texas.

The family appreciates the loving care extended to him over the last year by the staff of Windsong Village.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. The celebration of Walter’s life will be on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, 1554 State Highway 7 East, Center, Texas 75935, 936-598-4331.

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


Crystallyn Brandi Edwards, 42 of Garrison, Texas passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. She was born November 29, 1970 in Carthage, Texas to Mac Samford and Sharon Hudson Samford. She received her teaching certification from Stephen F. Austin State Univeristy and taught school at Garrison ISD.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Garrison Funeral Home Monday, April 8, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11am at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas with Bro. Cliff Hughes to officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

She is survived by husband: Johnny Edwards of Garrison, Texas

Son: Turner Edwards of Garrison, Texas

Daugther: Caroline Edwards of Garrison, Texas

Parents: Mac and Sharon Samford of Timpson, Texas

Brother: Jason Samford and wife Christine of Porter, Texas

Grandmother: Tommie Jean Bass of Garrison, Texas

Mother-in-Law: Shirlene Edwards of Garrison, Texas

Brother-in-Law: Andy Edwards of Garrison, Texas

Niece: Camron Samford of Porter, Texas

Nephew: Wesley Samford of Porter, Texas

Host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends

Pallbearers: Joe Hudson, Andrew Worsham, Steve Kimbrough, Clint Ramsey, Jared Kimbrough, and Jeremy Kimbrough.

Preceded in death by: father-in-law Steve Edwards, Grandfather Lem Hudson, and grandparents: W.J. and Rachel Samford.

Funeral services are under the directionof Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Buddy Fountain, 44, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 18, 1968 in Orange, Texas to Billy Wayne and Carmel (Stanley) Fountain.

He is preceded in death by Father, Billy Wayne Fountain, Grandparents, Bill & Lessie Fountain & Doyle & Marie Stanley.

He is survived by:
4 Children:
Raeny Rodgers of Houston
Jonathan Fountain of Minnesota
Samantha Fountain of Center
Matthew Fountain of Center
Mother:
Carmel Fountain of Center
Sister:
Shannon Gibbs of Center
Twin Brother:
Billy Fountain of Center
Ramona Coleman & husband, Eddie of Virginia
Nieces & Nephews:
Justin & Kelsey Gibbs
Billy Jr. & Charles Fountain
Chris Coleman
Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends

Donations can be at Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine St., Center, Texas, 936-598-3341 or an account in Buddy Fountain’s name has been setup at Shelby Saving Bank 111 Selma St. Center, Texas 75935, 936-598-5688, to help funeral cost.

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


Funeral service for Carlos Jerry Adams, 83, of Timpson, TX, will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, with Masonic gravside rites. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church preceding the service. Mr. Adams passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Garrison, TX.

Born May 8, 1929, in Ardmore, OK, Carlos Jerry Adams was the son of the late Frank Lemon Adams and Velma Cheeves Adams. Jerry was reared on a farm in Oklahoma, owned his own air conditioner and television service, and was a member of Masonic Lodge #437 in Timpson.

Survivors include his wife Leatha Moore Adams of Timpson; daughter Wanda Hibbler and husband James; stepdaughter Paula Jean Davis; sons Gary Lee Adams, Jerry David Adams and wife Laura, and Rodney Adams and wife Dianna; stepson Micheal Grooms; 16 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Jerry was preceded in death by parents Frank and Velma Adams and brother Carl Adams.

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


04/06/2013

Billy W. Cunningham, 68, of Victoria, passed away April 5, 2013. He was born June 25, 1944, in DeKalb, Texas to the late Billie Crew and Joyce Smith Cunningham. Bill was in sales with Nueces Power and Equipment for the past 17 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Bill also served as the past president of the Port Lavaca Rotary Club and past director of the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Fortuna Bay HOA of Corpus Christi, TX and was currently serving as the treasurer of the Board.

Bill lived his life to the fullest always enjoying his family and friends. He was a great sportsman at heart and always enjoyed fishing, hunting and car races with his sons and friends. Bill lived his life as a Christian; always there to help whomever needed help. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Wiggins Cunningham, sons, Bennie W. Cunningham and wife, Diane of Tulsa, OK., Billy Don Cunningham and wife, Nikki of Ft. Mead, Maryland; brother, Bruce Cunningham and wife, Debbie of Pasadena, brother-in-law James Wiggins and wife, Jeannine; niece Jennifer Gonzales of Pasadena; nephews Paul Wiggins and Jody Wiggins both of Snook, TX., and Darren Wiggins of Center, TX. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Rachelle, Joseph and Brandon and 5 great-grandchildren, Bailey, Hunter, Kendall, Lane and Anna to cherish his memory.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Barry Cunningham.

A visitation will be held Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 5-7 PM, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. A funeral service will be Monday, April 8, 2013, at 2 PM, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels with Rev. R.J. Wooten officiating.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 2 PM, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Center, Texas. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4401 Lilac, Victoria, Texas, 77901.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.


Van N. Hairgrove, 85, of Center, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born February 9, 1928 in Shelby County to Wilburn Hairgrove and Pearl Burns Hairgrove. Mr. Hairgrove was a successful business owner for over 38 years. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Sceroler officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Hairgrove’s grandsons, Kenneth Jordan, Brandon Jordan, Solomon Cassell, Gabe Gassell, Ethan Hairgrove, Matthew Hairgrove, Jonathan Hairgrove, Chris Hairgrove, Conner Hairgrove and Donnie Adams.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Becky Jordan and Ron Cook of Center
Beth Cassell and husband, David of Center

Sons:
Billy Hairgrove and wife, Janet of Center
Bobby Hairgrove and wife, Carol of Henderson

Grandsons:
Kenneth Jordan and wife, Cassondra of Huxley
Brandon Jordan and wife, Tara of Center
Solomon Cassell and wife, Jenny of Center
Gabe Cassell and Promise of Center
Ethan Hairgrove of Center
Matthew Hairgrove and Heather of Henderson
Jonathan Hairgrove and Jessica of Henderson
Chris Hairgrove of Henderson
Connor Hairgrove of Henderson

Granddaughter: Megan Hairgrove of Henderson

Great Grandchildren:
Jake, Kolby, Kason and Bo Jordan of Center
Savannah and Madeline Cassell of Center
Madeline and Macen Hairgrove of Henderson

Special Friend: Lois Woodfin of Tenaha

Brothers:
James E. Hairgrove of Pearland
Franklin Hairgrove of Timpson
Bill Hairgrove and wife, Rita of Timpson

Sisters:
JoNell Young of Marshall
Frances McIntyre and husband, Dudley of Timpson
Wilma Culp and husband, Paul of Lampasas

A number of nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by
Wife: Patsy Lilly Hairgrove
Grandson: Chad Jordan
Parents: Wilburn and Pearl Hairgrove

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


04/05/2013

Teresa Ann Evans, 46, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born July 1, 1966 in Long Beach, California to Morris D. Todd and Hazel Hill Dunn Todd.

At the request of her family, Ms. Evans has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.

She is survived by
Son: Zachary Evans of Center

Daughter: Trish Scott of Nebraska

Grandson: Jeremy Scott of Nebraska

Mother: Hazel Dunn of Center

Sister: Paula Todd of Center

Brothers:
Michael Todd of Center
Eric Todd of Missouri

Father of Zachary: Chris Bolton of Center

A number of cousins and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Morris D. Todd
Son: Denver Hickman

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


04/04/2013

Ben Hooker, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 19, 1936 in Tenaha to Marvin Hooker and Dixie Ruth Parker Hooker. Mr. Hooker retired to ranching from Huntsville ISD, where he served as football coach and school administrator. He was a member of the Sam Houston State University Letterman’s Club, the Tenaha Businessmen’s Club and the National Rifle Association. Mr. Hooker was also part of the Sam Houston State University Hall of Honor and Tenaha High School Hall of Honor. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Woods Cemetery in Panola County.

Pallbearers will be Brack Harrison, Johnny Harrington, Mitch Norton, Mitch Menefee, Drew Scull, David Smith, Ben Dial, Keith Martin and Jeff Weisner.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Sam Houston State University 1956 Football Team, Dave Harrell, Bill Willis, Joe Hollis, Royce Perry, John Harrington, Johnny Marvin Walker, Weldon Duncan, John Scull, Chuck Roberson and Keith Wieneke.

He is survived by
Wife: Carolyn Hooker of Tenaha

Daughters:
Sharon Macioce and husband, Rob of The Woodlands
Shanon Sowell and husband, Johnny of Huntsville

Grandchildren:
Cody Barton and Amber of Tenaha
Jake Killingsworth of Fort Worth
Matthew Macioce of The Woodlands
Sarah Sowell of Huntsville

Preceded in death by
Parents: Marvin Hooker and Dixie Ruth Parker Hooker

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Rifle Association.

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


Connie Lynn Johnson, 67, of Dallas, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Dallas. She was born December 15, 1945 in Dallas to John C. Bush and Lyndell Parkman Bush. Mrs. Johnson retired from Equitable Mortgage and Real Estate after 35 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 8, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2013 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Attwood officiating.

She is survived by
Husband: James Richard Johnson of Dallas

Brother: John H. Bush and wife, Vivian of Ovilla

Niece: Amy Bush of Dallas

Aunt: Margaret Parkman of Tenaha

A number of cousins and a host of friends

She is preceded in death by her parents, John C. Bush and Lyndell Parkman Bush.

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


04/03/2013

Lieselotte (Lotte) Spurlock, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born January 14, 1931 in Germany to Johann L. Zink and Anna Wesch. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Club. She attended First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in the James Community of Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Terry Nowlin, Steve Lawrence, Clint Rogers, Trevor Lawrence, Daniel Hudspeth, Matt Nowlin and Kaleb Nowlin.

She is survived by

Daughters:
Liesa Nowlin and husband, Terry of Gorman
Mary Lawrence and husband, Steve of Logansport

Grandchildren:
Clint Rogers
Trevor Lawrence and wife, Jessica
Britney Hudspeth and husband, Daniel
Matt Nowlin
Kaleb Nowlin

Great Granddaughter: Ava Hudspeth

Step Great Grandchildren:
Khoen Baker
Kaleigh Baker

Preceded in death by
Husband: Kenneth Spurlock
Parents: Johann L. Zink and Anna Wesch

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


Margaret Henry, 86, of Nacogdoches died Monday, April 1, 2013. Mrs. Henry was born June 15, 1926, in Haslam to parents Cecil Bryan Ramsey and Bertha Mae Leggett Ramsey.

Margaret was a graduate of Massey Business College. She worked at Commercial National Bank until she married Charles. They moved to Gladewater where they opened the first Dairy Queen. Margaret worked there for 11 years. Together they moved back to Nacogdoches and opened another "DQ." Most people in Nacogdoches will remember meeting her at Schmidt's where she worked 23 years.

Her survivors include her son, Gary Henry and wife Connie; daughters, Debbie Oltmann and husband Steve and Tanni Kirkland and husband Rickey; step-daughter, Charlotte Hartt and husband Wayne; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Charles S. Henry; and brothers, James A. Ramsey, Robert L Ramsey, and C.L. Ramsey.

Graveside rites are set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North St. in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

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

 

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03/31/2013

Amy Lee Wilburn, 89, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center.  She was born April 10, 1923 in Shelby County to William Hess Baker and Winnie Lucinda Cox Baker.  She loved being with her family, working with her flowers and being outside. Ms. Wilburn was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center. 

Pallbearers will be Rodney Boniol, Jeff Boniol, Kevin Boniol, C.J. Boniol, Danny Lawrence and Jason Wilburn.

She is survived by
Daughter: Mary Boniol and husband, Cliff

Son: Jimmy Wilburn and wife, Gay Nell

Grandchildren:
Tammie Lawrence and husband, Danny
Rodney Boniol and wife, Kim
Jeff Boniol and wife, Jeannie
Kristle Walker and husband, Kevin
Kevin Boniol
Clifton James Boniol
Cindy Halstead and husband Hugh
Jason Wilburn and wife, Joy
Christy Patterson

Thirteen Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Erdis Greer
Era Porter
Sarah Lee

Brother: Tommy Baker and wife, Dorothy

Preceded in death by
Husband: Noah Wilburn
Son: David Wilburn
Infant Son
Parents: William Hess Baker and Winnie Lucinda Cox Baker
Sisters: Neva Smith, Lucille Wilburn and Hazel Coward
Brothers: Hurshel Baker, Richard Baker and Nolan Baker

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


03/29/2013

Johnny Howard Braxton, 70, of the Antioch Community, Center, Texas, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Smith Cemetery with Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

He was born February 11, 1943 in Shelby County to Marion and Mary Katherine (Anderson) Braxton. He retired from the Carpenters Local Union #764 after 29 years of services.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Marion & Mary Katherine Braxton, Wife, Carolyn Ann Braxton, Son, Johnny Lynn Braxton & Brother, James Spencer Braxton.

He is survived by:
Daughter:
Patricia Adkison & husband, David of Logansport
Son:
Tommy Braxton & wife, Kelly Jean of Center
Grandchildren:
Ashley Lynn Adkison
Christina Danielle Adkison
Carol Ann Braxton
Thomas Glenn Braxton, Jr.
Annie Jo Hatcher
Great Grandchild:
Trenton Miles Hatcher

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


Carol Spruiell, of Shelbyville, devoted mother, grandmother, and friend, peacefully departed this life on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Marble Falls at the age of 69. Carol was born August 2, 1943 in Panhandle, Texas to John McCrary and Mae Celestine Sanders Weeks. She moved to Shelbyville from Marble Falls, Texas in 1996. Carol grew up and attended school in Quanah, Texas. She married J. C. Spruiell on March 3, 1967 in Brownwood. Carol was employed as realtor at Coldwell Banker in Odessa for 12 years and retired to Marble Falls and then Shelbyville. She served in in the Joaquin Chapter of The Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife and enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C.; son Timothy Brian; parents, John McCrary and Mae Celestine Sanders Weeks; stepfather Lawrence Weeks, and a brother, Don Weeks.

Those left to mourn her passing include her son Jesse and wife Shelli Spruiell of Marble Falls; stepdaughter Jan and husband Ted Currington of Shallowater; six grandchildren: U.S. Army Specialist Justin Spruiell and wife Kristin, U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Corky Spruiell and wife Marci, Randall Spruiell, Landon Spruiell, Christi and husband Matt Reed, Chad and wife Ann Currington, six great-grandchildren: Cale Spruiell, Layton and Kyler Reed, and Brylee, Brinley, and Bristyn Currington; two brothers Sidney Weeks of Altus, Oklahoma and Troy of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Graveside memorial will follow at Strong Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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


Graveside service for Uradee (Baker) Dockrell, of Pasadena, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 1, 2013, at Shady Grove Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Rick Anderson officiating.

Her full name was Uradee Baker Dockrell, but everyone called her Aunt Tenchie. Born in Timpson, Texas, November 24, 1915, she was 97 years old when she passed away in Center, Texas on March 28, 2013.

Her parents were William Thomas “Tom” Baker and Arie Richards Baker. Her brother and sisters were
Erel Baker Rhodes Laake, Walter Thomas “Jack” Baker, Thelma Baker Moore, Katie Baker Cole, and Yvonne Baker Baker. She was married to Melvin Dockrell July 13, 1948, and he preceded her in death.

During World War II she served as an aviation defense contractor and was an airplane ferry pilot, flying the new airplanes to the Army from the assembly plant. Tenchie grew up in Shelby County, Texas. She graduated from Timpson High School and was a college graduate. She had a long professional career with the Texas Employment Commission in Pasadena, Texas. Tenchie was also a licensed beautician.

Other family members include nephews Tommy Moore, Phillip Baker, and Ronnie Cole; nieces Avie Rhodes and Shelba Rhodes (deceased); 12 great nieces and nephews and 8 great great nieces and nephews.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.


03/27/2013

Kenneth Oates, 73, of Magnolia, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Shenandoah. He was born August 31, 1939 in Sugarland to Edwin Fred Oates and Velma Holt Brear. Mr. Oates, a 1965 graduate of Texas A & M University, retired as a drilling engineer from British Petroleum after 33 ½ years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in The Woodlands, where he served as a Deacon. He also led the planning for senior adult activities and service opportunities.

He especially loved serving in his community. For over 25 years he was a volunteer crew leader in Rebuilding Together Houston – a volunteer home repair program designed to provide no cost home repair to low income homeowners. Ken served as the Community Volunteer member of the Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee since his retirement in 1999.

He was also instrumental in developing a home building team within his church to serve through Habitat for Humanity focusing on low income housing development in the Conroe area.

Through each of these organizations he was known for his faithful service and tireless devotion.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2013 at Lone Cedar Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. John Bernard officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery.

He is survived by wife: Judy Oates of Magnolia

Daughters:
Lisa Crofton and husband, Jeff of Katy
Julie Oates of Houston
Cheryl Bernard and husband, John of Plano
Charla Rainey of Nashville

Son: Craig Rainey of Houston

Granddaughters:
Katie & Madison Crofton
Kristen Reid
Kassi Noyes
Katelyn Bernard

Great Grandchildren:
Jake, Ashlyn, Issac, Asa, Sadie and Ellie

Mother-in-law: Ruby Rhodes of The Woodlands

Brothers:
Don Oates and wife, Freya of Deer Park
Burt Johnson and wife, Linda of Spring
Jeff Johnson and wife, Andrea of Magnolia

Sister: Suzanne Hooks and husband, P.J. of Crosby

A number of friends and extended family

Memorial donations may be made to Account for the Future through First Baptist Church of The Woodlands, 11801 Grogan’s Mill Road, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.

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


Funeral services for Mr. Billy Wayne Hailey, 51, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 29, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Rick Anderson and Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Mr. Hailey passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Timpson.

Billy was born September 4, 1961, in Carthage, TX, to parents James A. “Bill” Hailey and Olga Mims Hailey Hughes. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1980. Billy’s love and service for Timpson began while he was still a teenager. He has been a member of the Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service for over 25 years, member of the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department since high school, and has served as Fire Chief for 25 years. Billy was owner and operator of Hailey’s Auto Service in Timpson. He was also a member of the Timpson City Council for over 20 years and a member of Timpson First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Jill Hailey of Timpson; mother Olga Hughes and husband Gerald of Timpson; sons Greg Hailey and wife Michelle of Timpson and Rusty Nix and wife Morgan of Garrison, TX; daughter Misty Lilly and husband Jay of Joaquin, TX; brother David Hailey and wife Lisa of Center, TX; sister Debbie Golden and husband R. J. of Timpson; and 5 grandchildren: Jacie, Jake, and Jackson Lilly and Hunter and Brycen Nix.

Billy Hailey was preceded in death by his father James A. “Bill” Hailey.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Donations may be made to Timpson Volunteer Fire Department or Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


03/26/2013

Homero C. Canales, 73, passed away March 25, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born November 5, 1939 in Laredo, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was stationed in Germany. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University – College Station in 1962 and was a proud “fightin’ Texas Aggie”. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University – School of Law and was a prominent South Texas defense attorney for over 41 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alice and the Adult 4 Men’s Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Guadalupe Canales of Laredo, Texas and one sister, Florencia (Polly) Herring of Helotes, Texas

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Holmgreen Mortuary with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Alice, Texas. A luncheon for family and friends will be served 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 29th at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Alice Joy (A.J.) Canales of Alice, Texas; two daughters, Jessica (Lee) Lundin of Austin, Texas and Allyson Jones of Brooklyn, New York; one son, Ron (Annette) Jones of Austin, Texas; one sister, Raquel Vidaurri of Laredo, Texas; two brothers, Wallace (Carmelita) Canales of Alice, Texas and Luis (Lesbia Cecilia) Canales of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Alexandra Lundin, Dane Lundin, Kate Jones and Tory Jones; and a very special friend, Bea Garza. Last but not least, Homero and A.J.’s numerous four-legged family members, in particular, his Chihuahua, “Romeo” who was his faithful and loyal companion.

One of the highlights of his career was representing the Mayor of Alice, at the time, in a custody battle for a five pound shitzu, “Panchito”. The case drew national media attention and even made the front page of the New York Post; something that most attorneys and judges strive for.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the local animal rescue group, N.O.A.H. and mailed to P.O. Box 833, Alice, Texas 78333.

To leave condolences please visit www.holmgreenmortuaryinc.com.


03/25/2013

Buster Ray Soape, 84, of the Old Center Community, Tenaha, Texas, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at his residence.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with masonic rites given by Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737. Graveside service will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County with military honors under the direction of Barksdale Air Force Base. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 23, 1928 in Panola County to Joe and Fannie Mae (Johnson) Soape. He retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service and he also retired from Temple Inland after 15 years. He was a member of the Word of Faith Church in Carthage.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joe & Fannie Soape; Sister, Edith Wooten; Brother, Joebob Soape; Brother, Claudia D. Soape; & Sister, Kate Hoard.

He is survived by wife: Clara Mae “Kitty” Soape of Old Center Community, Tenaha

Son: Donald Ward of Nacogdoches

Son: Raybob Soape of Tenaha

Daughter: LaJuan Fox of Sealy

3 Step-children:
Roger Smith & wife, Andrea of Nurnburg, Germany
Scott Norman & wife, Roxanne of Carthage
Tonja Norman of Tenaha

8 Grandsons
8 Granddaughters

Sister: Betty Finklea of Houston

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


Shirley Reynolds, 84, of Center, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 16, 1929 in Shelby County to George and Ruby (Sanders) Smith. She was member of the Latter Day Saints Mormon Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, George & Ruby Smith & Sister, Betty Smith.

She is survived by husband of 64 years: Bill C. Reynolds of Center

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Bill C. Reynolds, Jr. & wife, Alice of Bossier City, LA
George Leslie Reynolds of Center

Grandchildren:
Seth Reynolds & wife, Holly
Joel Reynolds
Zach Reynolds
Mattie Reynolds
Gabe Reynolds

1 Great Granddaughter

Brother & Sister-in-law: George M. Smith, Jr. & wife, Sarah of Center

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


Jospeh E. (Joe Edd) King, 79 of Garrison, Texas passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. He was born November 2, 1933 in Rusk Co., Texas to John Reagan King and Fronnie Arrington King. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Garrison, Texas and was retire from Western Union.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 12:30pm to 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held March 27, 2013 at 2pm with Bro. John McGuire to officiate. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

Surviving family include:
Wife: Reta King of Garrison, Texas

Sons:
Gregory Scott King and wife Michelle of Cushing, Texas
John Dulaney King of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Scott and Lacie King of Pleaston, Texas
Brittany King of Garrison
Michaell King of Nacogdoches, Texas
Brandon King of Garrison
Amy King of Lufkin, Texas

Great Grandchildren: Austin King and Avery King of Pleaston, Texas

Brother: W.R. King and wife Dorothy of Garrison

Sister-in-law: Bess King of Dallas, Texas

Special Brother-in-law: Buddy Williamson of Garrison

Host of other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by son, Joseph Reagan King; bother parents; and 7 brothers and sisters

Pallbearers will be Gus Irwin, Ronnie Daughtery, Howard Lee Powers, Joe Langford, Gary Corley, Bill Story, Rodney Hulet, Melvin Bell, and Bill Stanaland.

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


Funeral services for Miss Geraldine Smith, 69, of Tenaha, Texas will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Family visitation will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Don Dial, Jessie Bounds, Waylon Moore, Brian Moore, Eric Endsley and Bobby Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Rushing and William Penn Rushing.

Miss Geraldine Smith was born on January 10, 1944 in Grigsby, Shelby County, Texas to Joe “Monk” Engram Smith and Della Parrish Smith. Geraldine went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Tenaha, Texas, surrounded by loving family and friends. Geraldine moved from Shelby County, Texas to Houston, Texas in 1948. Geraldine moved back to Shelby County in Tenaha, Texas in January of 1973, where she was employed by Tenaha ISD until 1983. She worked in the nursery at First Baptist Church of Tenaha for 38 years. Children were the love of her life and she loved them all. Geraldine was never married or blessed with children, but she was caretaker to hundreds of children during her lifetime. She was a friend to all and loved by everyone. Miss Smith is preceded in death by her parents and loving step-father, Wilburn Jefferson Luman; brothers, Billy Ray Smith, J.W. (Jake) Smith and Carl J. Smith; sister, Minnie Mae Luman and ten half brothers and sisters.

Miss Smith is survived by her three nieces and three nephews, Sue Smith of Tenaha, Texas, Dale and Bobbie Luman of Jasper, Texas, Gary Smith of Houston, Bobby Smith of Gary, Texas, Helen and Victor Slanina of California and Pattie and Mark Foster of Tatum, Texas; six great nieces and nephews, Jeffrey Anderson, Megan Wilson, William, Christopher and Eric Endsley and Rebecca Kennon; three great great nieces and nephews, Colby and Miley Wilson and Brysun Endsley. She leaves behind two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Smith of Tenaha, Texas and Rachel Smith of Tatum, Texas; special aunt, Jewel Whitton of Center, Texas; lifelong best friends, Florence Rushing of Deer Park, Texas and Willie Faye Ward of Nacogdoches, Texas.

A heartfelt thank you to HeartsWay Hospice and her home church, First Baptist Church of Tenaha, Texas.

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


Mr. Joe Louis Napier, age 67, of San Augustine County, passed from this life, on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in San Augustine County.

Joe was born to Sarah E. (Remedies) Napier and John David Napier on February 2, 1946, in Zwolle, Louisiana. He served in the United States Air Force, was employed as a welder for Temple Inland. He was a member of the Grace Community Church in San Augustine.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Doyle Jones officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. in the Aimwell Cemetery in Zwolle, Louisiana. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

Those who are left to cherish his memory include, His son, Charlie Napier and his wife, Paula of Mansville, La; Daughters, Beverly Killian of Many, La; Amber Napier of San Augustine, and Ashley Napier of San Augustine; Grandchildren, Dallas Napier, Caleb Killian, and Jaicee Killian, and Great-Grandchildren, Evelyn Napier; Brother, Johnny Paul Napier and his wife, Janice of Milam; Sisters, Mary Bernice Napier of Zwolle; Betty Joe Castillo, and her husband, Anthony of Pineland; Martha Napier of Zwolle, Esther Ortega of Gulf Port, Alabama and Bonnie Laverne Davis and her husband, Robert of Pineland.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Sarah and John Napier, along with Brothers, David Napier and Jackie Napier.

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


03/24/2013

Jerry Whitaker Jr. "J-Wick" was born March 3, 1981. He attended public school in Tyler, Texas and then attended Job Corps where he graduated and achieved a degree as an electrician. He received Christ at an early age and was a member of Harvestime International.

He was united in homy matrimony to Miss Vonda Harrison and to their union God blessed them with two wonderful daughters, Breunna and Camille.

He leaves to cherish his loving wife Vonda Whitaker; two daughters Breunna and Camille; his parents Jerry and Glenda Whitaker; his brothers Michael Curl and wife Janet, Keithan Horn and wife Nicole, Patrick Horn and wife Valarie; his sister Karoletha Jordan and husband Eric; grandparents Beatrice and J.T. Bratchett and numerous uncles, aunts, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Lucy Wade and grandfather Jeff Whitaker Jr.

A homecoming celebration in loving memory of Jerry Whitaker Jr. was held Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1pm at Goodwill Baptist Church, Pineland, Texas.

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


Sa'Marianna Ni'Kierra TyShay Suell was born March 14, 2013 to Ms. Samantha Suell and Anthony Wallace in Galveston, Texas. She departed this life on March 14, 2013.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, great-grandmothers, and great-grandfathers.

She leaves to mourn; her mother and father, Ms. Samantha Suell and Anthony Wallace; one brother; her grandmothers and grandfathers; great-grandparents; and a host of aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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


Byron Cage Tutt, 23 of Nacogdoches, passed away Wednesday evening, March 20, 2013 in San Marcus, Texas. He was born to Charles Tutt of Nacogdoches and Leonla Waytt Tutt of Shelbyville, Texas. Services will be held at 1pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Center Triumph Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas. Officiating services is Rev. W.R. Ricks.

He is survived by:

Father: Charles Tutt of Nacogdoches, TX

Mother: Leonla Waytt Tutt of Shelbyville, TX

Brothers:
Charles A Tutt of Nacogdoches, TX
Demontreal Tutt of Nacogdoches, TX
Dewayne Wyatt of Arlington, TX
Derrick Wyatt of Brazoria, TX

Sister: Deshun Gregory of Shelbyville, Tx

Grandmother: Cora Tutt of Nacogdoches, TX

Grandparents: Waymon and Hazel Bolton of Shelbyville, TX

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


03/22/2013

Colin James Marshall was born in Houston, Texas on May 5, 1988. He was raised in Friendswood, Texas by his mother and father James and Karen.

Colin was well known, even through childhood, to be the funny guy in the room. Whenever Colin was around it didn't take long before someone, or everyone, was literally rolling on the floor laughing. He was a friend to those in need when they needed him. Whether it was fixing a computer, lifting a car to change a tire, or just being an ear to listen, Colin's heart was always open, 24/7. Colin had an intuitive knack for knowing just when his family and friends needed him the most. Colin's interests included computers, robotics, astro-physics, aeronautical sciences, flying planes, scuba diving, and video games just to name a few. He was always exploring new activities both to keep him entertained and to challenge his intellect. He was also incredibly passionate about his job and position in the United States Air Force. Colin was recently promoted to Staff Sergeant, and had graduated at the top of his class in Airmen Leadership School, receiving the Academic Achievement Award. He was credited by numerous classmates as being the main advocate for them passing ALS with him.

Colin's love of his family and friends was limitless and without judgment. When it comes to men who love without condition, Colin was a shining example. He lived his life by the Marshall Family motto, "Veritas Vincit", which means, "Truth Conquers." He wore his heart on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to sacrifice himself for those he loved.

Colin James Marshall passed away while on active duty with the USAF on March 19, 2013 at the age of 24. He is survived by his mother and father, James William and Karen Jo Marshall, his sister Kelly Elizabeth Marshall, and his brother and sister-in-law Sean William and Michelle Lynn Marshall, many aunts and uncles, dozens of cousins, and hundreds of friends around the nation.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel. A Military Honors graveside service will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

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


Barra Nicole Kutner, 25, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Houston, Texas. She was born October 3, 1987 in Houston to Richard Kutner and Penny Campbell.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2013 at Reynold Cemetery in Dreka with Bro. Kerry Green officiating.

She is survived by:
Newborn baby, born on February 6, 2013: Beau Edward Zalenski of Houston

Mom: Penny Younker and husband Don of Houston

Father: Richard Kutner of Houston

Brother: Ryan Kutner of Houston

Step-brothers: Devon and Dalton Younker of Houston

Grandparents: Daniel and Shirley Harrington of Dreka

Aunts:
Michelle LaVergne of Port Neches
Kathy Friedman of New Jersey
Charlotte Heffler of Austin

Uncle:
Tod LaVergne of Port Neches
Marvin Heffler of Austin

Cousins:
Adam and Eric Friedman of New Jersey
Michael and Marissa Heffler of Austin

Numerous close friends and family

She has followed her recently deceased grandfather James "Sonny" Campbell to Heaven, along with other Campbells, Reynolds, Kutners, and Wagstaffs.

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


Billie Jean Livingston, 80, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with James Higginbotham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. from 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 12, 1932 to Martin and Bessie Mae (Fleming) Shofner. She was member of the Church of the Nazarene.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Martin & Bessie Shofner and Husband, Leon Livingston.

She is survived by:
2 Children:
Jerry Livingston & wife, Laura of College Station
Linda Dawson & husband, Chester of Center

Grandchildren:
Dillon & Heathryn Livingston
Lindsay Dawson & Eric Smith of College Station
Cody Dawson & Fiancé, Jessica Bridges of Center

Brothers & Sisters:
James Shofner & wife, Rosa of Center
Delbert Shofner & wife, Carol of California
Mary Reichel & husband, Jerry of Danciger
Edna Birdwell & husband, Bryant of Cushing
Linda Henderson & husband, Joe of Blooming Grove, Texas
Kathi Howard & husband, Dewey of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews & Great Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Del Birdwell, Marty Cox, Patrick Reichel, Scott Reichel, Dillon Livingston & Cody Dawson

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


03/21/2013

JoAnn Lindsey, 79 passed away on March 20, 2013 after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s. JoAnn graduated from Timpson High School in 1950 and attended Stephen F. Austin University. She was born September 19, 1933 to Luther and Celeste (Tyer) Lindsey in Timpson, TX. She was preceded in death by her brother Kenneth Ray Lindsey.

She is survived by sons William Ronald Davis, Gilmer Randall Ross, Charles Mitchell Ross, Jr., Larry Wayne Ross, Jimmy Earl Deason, daughters Jamie Jo (Deason) Stegall, Teresa Ann Adams, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, TX, on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm followed by graveside services at Woodlawn Cemetery with William Ronald Davis officiating.

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


03/20/2013

Daniel Paul Robbins, 73, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 in Huntington. He was born July 10, 1939 in Nevada to Ebert Early Robbins and Catherine Jackson Robbins. He was a member of Carthage Church of Christ. Mr. Robbins was a faithful man of God and a loving, dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Carthage Church of Christ in Carthage with Steve Wiggins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Robbins’ sons and sons-in-law, and Bobby Owens of Carthage, TX.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Toshi Renee White and husband, Kent of Lufkin
Valarie Kay Davis and husband, Glen of Huntington
Shelly Marlene Quintero of Huntington

Sons:
Tol Alvin Miller Jr. and wife, Peggy of Austin
Johnny Lee Miller and wife, Rhonda of Center
Eddie Lynn Miller and wife, Patty of Tenaha
Richard Dale Miller and wife, Lisa of Center

Twenty-one Grandchildren, Fifteen Great Grandchildren and one on the way

Sister: Frances Connor of Jacksonville, FL

A number of nephews, nieces, and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Ebert Early Robbins and Catherine Jackson Robbins
Loving Wife: Martha Lucille Robbins

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


Otha Mack , 68 of Timpson, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. Funeral services for Mr. Mack will be Saturday, March 23, at 2:30pm. Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel, Friday, March 22, 2013, from 6pm-8pm. Services will be at New Prospect Baptist Church in the New Prospect Community. Rev. O.C. Mack will be officiating. Burial will be at Bo Bo Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Survivors are wife, Ollie Mack of Timpson, Texas

Sons:
Eddie Wayne Reed of Timpson, Texas
Otha Mack Jr
Tommy Reed

4 Daughters:
Cathy Caraway of Timpson, Texas
Lisa Caraway of Timpson, Texas
Berdie Richards
Mattie Caraway of Humble, Texas

Brother: O.C. Mack (Connie) of Waco, Texas
Sister: Helen (Ronald) Peoples of Waco, Texas

Services under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


03/18/2013

Emma Rose Landry Hicks passed away on March 18, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on January 12, 1929 in Crowley, LA to Obre Landry and Evelyn Faulk Landry.

While just a teenager and working at the movie theater in Baytown, Rose ran into a handsome, young sailor home on leave from the Navy. Oly Hicks and Rose fell in love and after a whirlwind courtship, they married. Following his discharge from the Navy, they continued to live in Baytown until moving to La Porte in the early 50’s. Even after they moved to La Porte, Rose worked at Scarborough’s Drugstore in Baytown for many years before purchasing a hamburger shop in La Porte. Pete’s Place is remembered fondly by many longtime La Porte residents as the best place in town to get a hamburger. Although she loved her many loyal customers, after a dozen or so years she decided it was time to retire and enjoy a slower pace of life. Soon after she sold Pete’s Place, her husband joined her in retirement and they moved to East Texas. They lived in Center for about 20 years before Oly passed away. They enjoyed 57 wonderful years of marriage before his passing. Then, Rose moved back to La Porte about 10 years ago to be near family.

While living in Center, Oly and Rose were very active in their church and enjoyed hosting fish fries at their home for the congregation. Oly was a deacon and Rose taught Sunday school for many years. They also enjoyed vacations especially their time in the Philippines. In addition, Rose loved her flowers, her purses, and her shoes. And, she loved her Western movies – most of which she knew by heart. Although Oly had been her one and only true love, John Wayne wasn’t far behind.

But her greatest joy was her loving family: son, Michael Hicks and wife Colleen of La Porte; daughter Linda Burns and husband Thomas of Shalimar, FL; and daughter Oline Cherry and husband Richard of Orlando, FL. Grandchildren are Clint Hicks and wife Gina; Clayton Burns; Amanda Burns Olabarria; Dustin Burns; A.J. Schwerdtfeger; and Rose Thomson and husband Gareth. Great-grandchildren are Hunter Hicks, Jamie Olabarria, Euan Thomson, Izabella Burn, Morgan Ewing and Hannah Ewing. Also surviving are brother Theodore Holt, Jr. and his wife Joyce, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation for Emma Rose will be held on Thursday, March 21, from 5-7:00pm at Paul U. Lee Funeral Home, 201 South 3rd Street, La Porte. Services will be held on Friday, March 22, at 1:00pm at the funeral home chapel with Dr. Mark Redd of Bayshore Baptist Church presiding. A brief graveside service will follow at Grandview Memorial Park, 850l Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 6301 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77057 or the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation at www.toysfortots.org.


Aaron B. Golden, 71, of Center, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Barthel and Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 28, 1941 in Shelby County to Isaiah and Mildred (Jones) Golden. He was an avid farmer, and also a member of the Arcadia Church of Christ.

He is survived by Wife: Martha Jean Golden of Center

Children:
Rodney Golden & wife, Sonya of Center
Rhonda Golden Deininger & husband, Chris of Tulsa, Ok
DeAnn Golden Jonte & husband, Jay of Oklahoma City, OK
Derek Golden of San Antonio

Step Children:
John Henry Holloway & wife ,Chelsea of Center
Holly Holloway of Center

Grandchildren:
Logan & Lance Holloway
Grace Ann Deininger
Garrett Jonte

Brother:
R.J. Golden & wife, Debbie of Center

Niece and Nephew:
Holly Golden Mikesh & husband Stacey of Center
Ryan Golden of Center

Pallbearers:
Calvin Smith, Billy Rodgers, Richard Tomlin, James Sigler, Gary “Possum” Crawford, Buddy Sowell, Lee Sowell and Kyle Bush

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


03/17/2013

Katherine Smith Goings, 79, formerly of Center passed away February 5, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born June 11, 1933 in Nacogdoches to Joe & Verna Nettles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son Barry Wayne Smith.

She is survived by
Daughter: Rhonda McElhaney and husband, Ray of Fort Worth

Son: Perry Smith of Houston

Grandchildren:
Stacey Smith Cummings and husband, TJ of Timpson
NaShae Menefee Tuomey and husband, Ryan of Fort Worth
Barry W. Smith of New Mexico

Great Grandchildren:
Levi Cummings
Karolina Cummings
Ryleigh Tuomey

Brother:
C.W. (Buddy) Nettles of Nacogdoches

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Floyd Joseph Willess Jr., 41, of Center, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 in Tyler. He was born November 15, 1971 in Georgetown to Floyd Joseph Willess Sr. and Gwen Alice Gallagher Willess.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Steve Jameson, Ryan Jameson, Dennis Stokes, Steve Williams, Rickie Heinen, Paul Ketchum, Steve Corliss and Casey Hunt. Honorary pallbearer will be Tom Goodman.

He is survived by Wife: Dottie Jameson Willess of Center

Daughter: Katelyn Pearl Willess of Center

Step Son: John Anthony of Center

Mother: Gwen Alice Lewing of Belton

Sisters:
Novella Corliss and husband, Steve of Belton
Amber Stokes and husband, Dennis of Belton
Linda Jo Sheneman and husband, Rob of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Cindy Hotz and husband, Frank of Belton
Patty Espinoza and husband, Joe of Belton
Alice Ketchum and husband, Paul of Parcell, Oklahoma
Kim Williams and husband, Steve of Foster, Oklahoma
Connie Heinen of Maysville, Oklahoma

Brothers:
Mike Willess and wife, Tina of Belton
Rickie Heinen of Pyatt, Arkansas
Zack Willess of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Donald Lewing of Ft. Worth
Paul Lewing of Austin

Twenty-six nieces and nephews

Special Family:
Tom & Amber Goodman of Belton
Michael Nance of Belton
Shawn Goodman of Belton
Dustin Goodman of Belton

Preceded in death by
Father: Floyd Joseph Willess Sr.
Grandfather: Doyle Joseph Brooksman
Grandmother: Lois Andrews Willess
Grandfather: Anthony Wayne Gallagher
Step-father: James Lewing

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


Lenora (Tiny) Alford Hughes, 88, of Center, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 17, 2013. She was born June 7, 1924 in Tenaha to Noble L. Alford and Clotile Brown Alford. Lenora (Tiny) Alford Hughes was a member of Folsom Chapel Baptist Church. On October 21, 1941, Everett Wade Hughes and Lenora Alford Hughes were united in marriage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Green, Paul Horton, David Horton, Ron Jones, Dan Mosier, Kyle Mosier, Noble Wayne Alford, Randy Latham and David Alford.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Noble L. Alford and Clotile Brown Alford; husband, Everett Wade Hughes; one sister, Christera Holloway; two brothers, John Alford and James Alford.

Lenora (Tiny) Alford Hughes is survived by
Daughter: Ruth (Hughes) Barnett and husband, Jerry of Longview

Son: Dale Hughes and wife, Kim of Center

Granddaughter: Kandi Hughes of Center

Great Grandson: Aiden Hughes of Center

Sisters:
Tula Browning of Agua Dulce
Jackie Allen of Henderson
Alice Deloney of Harleton
Betty Adams of Dillsboro, Indiana

Brother: William Dee Alford and wife, Ann of Milan, Indiana

Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

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


03/16/2013

Lynda Lee Scurlock, of Dallas, went to be with Jesus Saturday, March 16, 2013. She was born March 6, 1938, in Center, Texas, the daughter of Clarence Paul and Hazel Norris Scurlock.

Lynda graduated from Center High School in Center, Texas and attended Centenary College in Shreveport transferring to SMU where she earned her bachelors and masters in education. She worked as a teacher and counselor for 40 years in the Dallas public schools. Lynda was an active member of: Lovers Lane United Methodist, Agape Sunday School class, Delta Kappa Gamma, Dallas Retired Teachers, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Dallas Arboretum volunteer. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, bridge, gardening, fishing, and spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her beloved brother, Ray Scurlock and sister-in-law, Melba, and many adoring nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, and great, great nieces and nephews.

Lynda was dedicated to education and enjoyed traveling to all parts of the world. However, she can be most characterized by her generosity which was beyond compare. She not only gave generously of her finances by establishing multiple scholarships and adding a room to school, but she gave of her time generously to not only her family but to those in need.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John T. Scurlock.

A memorial service will be held Monday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Lovers Lane United Methodist in the Sanctuary. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 at Fairview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Arrangements will be handled by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Pall Bearers and Honorary Pall Bearers will be her great Nephews: Paul Dodd, Cody Lenert, Patrick Dodd, Peyton Dodd, Alexander Scurlock, Clint Scurlock, Peter Scurlock, Josh Karkoska, Daniel Karkoska, Mials Scurlock, and Tyler Scurlock.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice and/or to show an act of kindness in Lynda's memory.

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


03/15/2013

Melvin Broadway, Sr. 69 of Huxley, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 4, 1943 to Hervey Monroe and Alma Bessie (Porter) Broadway. He was a truck driver and a commercial fisherman for many years. He was member of the Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Hervey & Bessie Broadway, Daughter, Shelia Kay Broadway and Brother, Douglas Fowler.

He is survived:
Wife:
Pat Broadway of Huxley
Children:
Lisa Dupree & husband, Jerry of Nacogdoches
Teresa Ford & husband, Ricky of Tenaha
Tammy Howard of Center
Melvin Broadway, Jr. of Oklahoma
Nancy Lawhorn & husband, Jerry of Tenaha
Michael Broadway of Huxley
Megan Jeanette Broadway of Huxley
Step-Children:
Jennifer Cosby & husband, Kevin of Nacogdoches
Steven Ray Ross of Pearland
Zack Hooper of Nacogdoches
Grandchildren:
Josh Dupree, Jason Dupree & Justin Dupree
Chris Ford, Kristi Ford, Bradley Ford & Jordan Ford
Michael Howard, Jr., Matthew Howard, Mallory Howard & Cash Tyre
MiKayla Broadway and Karley Broadway and Melvin Broadway, III
Daniel Lawhorn and David Lawhorn
Hylarie Broadway & Trevor Broadway
14 Great Grandchildren
Sister:
Yvonne Henry of Huxley
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
Jason Dupree, Michael Howard, Jr., Matthew Howard, Jerry Dupree,
Zack Hooper, Daniel Lawhorn, David Lawhorn, Trevor Broadway and Melvin Broadway, III
Honorary Pallbearers:
Josh Dupree, Justin Dupree, Nick Dupree & William Lee

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


03/14/2013

Mr. Kelly O’Rear, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Willis Knighton North in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Larry Trekell and Bro. Kyle Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 21, 1930 in Shelby County to Alvie and Cassie (Fleming) O’Rear. He served in the US Army for 2 years. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service after 41 years of service. He was member of the Oakland Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Alvie & Cassie O’Rear.

He is survived by:
Wife of 52 years:
Jean (Jernigan) O’Rear of Shelbyville
Daughter:
Kellie Jean Baty of Center
Son:
Jack Dale O’Rear of Shelbyville
Daughter:
Stephanie O’Rear Moore of Washington
Grandchildren:
Ramon Cade O’Rear of Shelbyville
Colton & Montana Moore of Washington
2 Brothers:
Bennie O’Rear & wife, Pat of Baton Rouge, LA
Donald O’Rear & wife, Lois of Shelbyville
Nieces & Nephew:
Sheila O’Rear of Shelbyville
Ronnie O’Rear & wife, Shirley of Florida
Kathleen Brune of Baton Rouge, LA
Pallbearers:
Don Knight, Joe Bush, Larry O’Rear, Sammy O’Rear,
Craig O’Rear, Craig Hendricks, Mark O’Rear & Tony Denby

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


Charles Edward "Buster" Williams, age 69, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Sabine County.

He was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Nacogdoches to parents Carl Alvin Williams and Lula (Lightle) Williams. Buster was a lifelong resident of the area. He retired as Nacogdoches County's Road and Bridge Administrator after serving more than 20 years in this position.

Mr. Williams was always glad to encourage and help young people. He also enjoyed outdoor activities, such as hunting and fishing.

Sports were dear to Buster as well as he enjoyed playing basketball while attending Central Heights High School and coaching his sons' youth baseball teams. He always enjoyed watching the World Series and was an avid Cowboys fan.

He was a member of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing country and gospel music with his family.

Buster and Billie Mae Smith were married June 30, 1962. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

His survivors include his wife, Billie; sons, Charles Dwayne Williams and wife Paula of Woden, Doyle Edward Williams and wife Renee of Nacogdoches, Darrell Lynn Williams and wife Lynne of Center, and London Scott Williams of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Melissa Williams, Steven Williams, Sydney Williams, Christopher Lewis and wife Heidi, Andrew Lewis, Brandon Lewis, Wade Williams, Keelan Williams, and Ian Williams; great-granddaughters, Heaven Laurette Hayden and Josey Lynn Hayden; sister, Pauline Davis and husband John of Nacogdoches; sisters-in-law, Floice Williams, Deborah Cotton and husband Reggie, and Joy Wilson and husband Charles "Bubba;" a special friend, Susan Nolan; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brother, Robert.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, with Bro. Jerry L. Wilson and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Harrell, Gary Dale Stanaland, John Hoffman, Jeff Coats, Paul Davis, and Danny Coats. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Wilson, Chris Lewis, and Wade Williams.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association.

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


03/12/2013

Charlcye Parker Menefee, 86, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility in Carthage. She was born March 20, 1926 in Tenaha to Ford and Bessie Parker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Claud Taylor and Bro. Lamar Rash officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Greg Covington, Dr. Kip Menefee, Chad Menefee, Bob Parker, Brack Harrison and Bob Browning.

She is survived by
Sons:
Joe Menefee and wife, Donna of Mt. Pleasant
Mitch Menefee and wife, Shannon of Tenaha

Daughter: Melissa Covington and husband, James of Nacogdoches

Daughter-in-law: Peggy Menefee of Mt. Pleasant

Eleven Grandchildren

Fifteen Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Brother: Dick Parker of Tenaha

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Ford and Bessie Parker
Husband: Max Menefee
Son: Leland Menefee
Brothers: Forrest Parker, Joseph Parker Jr., Ben Parker, William Ford Parker and Harry Parker
Sisters: Edith Roberson, Ethel Hennigan, Derrell Johnson, Mary Lee Browning, Ruth Lewis and Francis Christian

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 258, Tenaha, Texas 75974 and Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077-7491 (800)283-7800.

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


Earnest Wade Adams, much loved husband, father, grandfather, and friend went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Mary Jo, on March 10, 2013. Wade was born in Childress, Texas, on October 31, 1925, to Edward Frank and Maggie Mae Adams. The hallmarks of his life were his Christian faith, love of his family and his service to others through teaching Sunday school and his military service. A Master Mason, Wade also belonged to the Garrison Lodge at his death.

Wade grew up in Garrison, Texas, with his brother, Junior, and returned there in 2007 with Mary Jo to retire. However, the call of service came again as he was called to be the Mayor of Garrison from 2010-2012. Wade graduated from Garrison High School in May of 1943. On October 7, 1943, he was sworn into the Army Air Forces. He would fly on twenty-three missions out of Italy in the next year during World War II. He also served in Korea in the 5th Air Force Headquarters Comet Main Telephone Exchange. When he returned from Korea, he met and married Mary Jo, a young widow with a small son, Ronnie LewisBlakley, on December 12, 1953. They produced three children in quick succession: Angela Jo, Timothy Wade, and Cynthia Ann. They moved to Willis, Texas, to work an egg farm, but their main focus was raising the children in the Christian faith at First Baptist Church in Willis. Wade was called to be a deacon and a Sunday School teacher, an avocation that he continued for the rest of his life. Wade and Mary Jo began a successful business, Master Mist, Inc., a supermarket produce misting system company in 1986. While living in Houston, they faithfully served at First Baptist Church of Houston. They moved to Garrison in 2007 where they were living when Mary Jo passed away in the early fall of 2012. Wade moved to Houston in late 2012 to live with Angela and began a short battle with lung cancer.

Wade is survived by his children; Son, Ronnie Lewis Blakley, Daughter-in-law, Kay Blakley, both of Montgomery, Texas; Daughters, Angela Jo Brill of Houston, Texas, and Cynthia Ann Puckett and husband, Mike, of Stokesdale, North Carolina; Grandchildren, Tiffani Banuelos, Dustin Lewis Blakley, wifeKami, Kristi Lynn Williamson, Laura Caroline Brill, James Wade Brill, Ginger Ann Kesler, husband Brad, Jenifer Renee Puckett, and Hillary Michelle Puckett of Stokesdale, North Carolina; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Jo, son, Timothy Wade and brother, Edward Frank Adams, Jr. Wade was looking forward to being united in Heaven with these loved ones.

Funeral Services will be held at First Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas, on Friday, the 15th of March at 11 A.M. Burial is to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be held before the funeral service at 10:00 A.M. at the church. Officiated by Rev. Mike Caloway

Pallbearers: Mike Puckett, Dustin Lewis Blakley, James Wade Brill, Dale Miller, Owen Roark, and James McCrae.

Honorary Pallbearers: Elmer Edgmon, Lane Barton and Pete Stokes

In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions may be made in Wade’s memory to First Baptist Church P.O. Box 99, 275 W. Magnolia, Garrison, Texas 75946

The arrangements are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


William Levell Jones, 80, of Center, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 in Nacogdoches. He was born October 20, 1932 in Belmont, Louisiana to William Nathan Jones and Blanche Davis Jones. He was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in Sabine County.

He is survived by
Son: Teral Jones and wife, Kathy in Nacogdoches

Sister: Elaine Yarbrough and husband, Joe of Tenaha

Brothers:
Harden Jones and wife, Libby of Center
Leon Foster of Center

Grandson: Brad Jones and wife, Natalie of Center

Granddaughter: Tera Jones of Center

Great Granddaughter: Brianna Jones of Center

Special Friend: Rose Williams of Saratoga

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Nathan Jones and Blanche Davis Jones
Wife: Betty Jones
Sons: Jerry Wayne Jones, Ricky Jones and Kim Jones
Brothers: R.H. Jones and Elbert Jones
Sister: Marie Coombs

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


Graveside service for James Lamar Bentley, 79, of Lufkin will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the Whitehouse Cemetery . Mr. Bentley was born March 10, 1934 in Angelina County to the late Myrtie Opal (Caples) and Jim Townsend Bentley and died March 11, 2013 in a local hospice unit.

Mr. Bentley worked as a brick mason the majority of his life. He loved the outdoors, to hunt, fish and most of all garden.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Garry and Barbara Bentley and Terry and Teresa Bentley; daughter and son-in-law, Nita and Freddy Weeks; sons and daughter-in-laws, Jarod and Kristen Bentley; Jonathan and Elisha Bentley; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Marlie McSwain.

Thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Opal Smith and Jessica Myrl Thompson; brother, George Bentley, Kenneth Bentley and David Bentley.

Casketbearers will be Freddy Weeks, Alan Weeks, Trinity Bentley, Trace Bentley, Craig Lee, and Billy Ray Bentley.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday until service time at the cemetery.

Snead Linton Funeral Home; directors.


03/08/2013

Mavis Hughes (Shofner), 90, of Timpson, passed away March 8, 2013 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison. She was born September 20, 1922 in Shelbyville to Van Buren Shofner and Susie Corbell Shofner. Mavis married Harold Hughes on March 9, 1944 and they were married for sixty-six years. She was a member of First Christian Church in Timpson.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Anderson, Glyn Yarbrough, Kirby Ramsey, John Ramsey, Billy Mack Ramsey and Patrick Ramsey.

She is survived by
Daughter: Margaret Boutte of Bossier City, Louisiana

Granddaughter: Margaret Michelle Boutte of Waco

Sister-in-law: Maebelle Yarbrough of Garrison

Niece: Suzy Galanis and husband, George of Dallas

Nephews:
Kirby Ramsey and wife, Catherine of Ruston, Louisiana
Mack Ramsey and wife, Patricia of Burfordville, Missouri
William Patrick Ramsey of Shreveport, Louisiana
Glyn Yarbrough of Nacogdoches

Great Nephews:
Matt Ramsey and wife, Rachael of Little Rock Arkansas
Alex Ramsey and wife, Jaimi of White River Junction, Vermont
John Ramsey and wife, Ashley of Shreveport, Louisiana

Great Great Nieces:
Madeline and Lorelai Ramsey of Little Rock Arkansas

Sister-in-law: Maebelle Yarbrough of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by
Parents: Van Buren Shofner and Susie Corbell Shofner
Husband: Harold G. Hughes
Sister: Avis Ramsey
Brother-in-law: John Donece Ramsey
Son-in-law: Charles M. Boutte

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Eudelia (Delia) Reyes Saenz, 68, of Center will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00pm at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Lee Saenz, Bro. Bailey Alders and Bro. John Castillo officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Laird Funeral Home from 5-7pm.

Delia was born on April 21, 1944, in Raymondville, Texas to the late Filiberto Reyes and Angelita Hernandez Reyes from Raymondville, Texas. She grew up in Raymondville, Texas and later moved to the East Texas area and resided in East Texas for about 30 years. She was an active church member and trustee for the Centro de Vida Christian Church in Nacogdoches. She had two special scriptures in the bible: Palms 91 and Acts 2:38. The love she had for her church and her church members does not begin to describe her dedication to her Lord and her church. The most important thing is her life was her family. She was a wonderful grandmother, mother and friend. To Delia she always had time to enjoy every minute to be with them, pray for them and talk about how proud she was about her kid’s professions. Delia greeted every person with a smile, she never met a stranger because she had this magnetic personality that would attract you to her to sit there and listen to her just talk about her love of life. One of her quotes was “This world is not my Home”. Gardening, pets, and doing garage sales were also her enjoyments in life. Delia, her smile, her prayers, and her personality will dearly be missed by church family, children and grandchildren. Delia “was a survivor”!

Delia is survived by her mother, Angelita Reyes of Raymondville, TX; son, Lee Saenz and wife, Tracy of Center TX; daughters, Christina Saenz Hudspeth and husband, Yancy of Center TX, Annette Saenz Montemayor and husband, Aaron of Nacogdoches, TX, Priscilla Saenz Smith and husband, Michael of Diboll, TX; grandchildren, Ashey Saenz Rooks, Randall Rooks, Austin Saenz, Quincy Hudspeth, Cole Hudspeth, Brent Hudspeth, Bradley Jones, Cody Jones, Micah Smith, Arturo Montemayor, Kenny Montemayor; sisters, Antonia Aguirre from Ft. Worth, Texas, Margaret Sosa and husband, Gilberto from New Mexico; brother, Jerry Reyes and wife Mary from Raymondville, Texas; special friend Ernesto Lopez from Center, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Maria Hernandez; father, Filiberto Reyes; brother, Filiberto Reyes, Jr.

Austin Saenz, Quincy Hudspeth, Cole Hudspeth, Brent Hudspeth, Cody Jones, Bradley Jones, and Micah Smith will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Centro de Vida Christiana, 11301 North FM 95 Nacogdoches, Texas 75961. Condolences can be shared on line at www.lairdfh.net


Billie Marie Fitts, age 85, of the Harmony Community, San Augustine County, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 6, in San Augustine County. She was born on December 10, 1927 in the Bland Lake Community of San Augustine County, Texas to Homer Arnold and Sarah Mitchell.

Visitation was held Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm at at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11am in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Skipper Eberlan officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. She was a member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church and was a medication aide for Twin Lakes Care Center.

She is survived by:
Son and Daughter-in-law: Homer Joe and Carolyn Fitts of San Augustine, TX

Grandchildren:
Lisa Cartwright of San Augustine
Linda Thornton and her husband, Charles of San Augustine
Cathy Cathey and her husband, Jimmy of Pollok

Great-Grandchildren:
Jason Cartwright of San Augustine
Heather Cathey of Pollok

Sister: Melba Valdez and her husband Robert of San Augustine

Numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Fitts; granddaughter, Kristen Cartwright; sisters, Tina Brown, Mary Milstead, and Dixie McQueen.

Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory/wymanroberts
In charge of arrangement will be Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


03/07/2013

Mr. L.B. Bolton, Jr, 48 of Shelbyville, Texas passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 evening at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas.

A wake will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center for family and friends. Funeral services will be held 3pm Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Triumph First Pentecostal Church Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop Zep Swindle officiating. Interment will follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Mr. Bolton is survived by:

Wife: Janetter Bolton of Mansfield, LA.

Sons:
Zackery Bolton of Houston, Texas
Damion Bolton of Center, Texas
Anthony Rideaus of Houston, Texas
Christopher Hubbard of Houston, Texas
Damarcus Perry of Marshall, Texas
Gloria Bean Bolton of Palestine, Texas

Daughter: Takesia Perry of Mansfield, LA

Ten Grandchildren

Grandmother: Lenar Martin of Beaumont, Texas

Sisters:
Shirley Hightower of Nacogdoches, Texas
Shelia Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas
Sophia Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas
Willie Mae Cartwright of Tenaha, Texas
Mary Bennett of Mansfield, LA

Brothers:
Willie Ray Bennett of Shelbyville, Texas
Wayne Thompson of Center, Texas
Billy Bennett of Shelbyville, Texas
Larry Cartwright of Center, Texas
Kenneth Earl Bolton of Center, Texas

Mr. Bolton is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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


Percy Garner & Son Mortuary would like to announce the death of Mrs. Christine Lane, age 60 of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Lane passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 at Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin, Texas.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 12:30pm until 6:30pm at Garner and Son Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, March 11, 2013 1pm True Vine Baptist Church with Rev. S.J. Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Lane Town Cemetery.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Roy Johnson (Cassandra) of San Augustine, Texas
Jerry Lane, Jr. of Humble, Texas

Daughters:
Stephaney Miller (Glen) of Lufkin, Texas
Sheila Lane Taylor (Walter Pride) of Lufkin, Texas
Kandy Holmes (Cedric) of Lufkin, Texas

16 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren

Mother: Carrie Johnson of San Augustine, Texas

Brothers:
Arthur Johnson of San Augustine, Texas
Alford Johnson (Alice) of Lufkin, Texas
Patrick Johnson (Katie) of San Augustine, Texas
Curtis Johnson of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends.


03/06/2013

Memorial service for William H. “Bill” Todd, 87, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, March 11, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Dwayne Sowell officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM on Monday. Mr. Todd passed away March 6, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born August 27, 1925, in Bastrop, LA, William Harvey Todd was the son of the late Ray Stewart Todd and Virginia (Chenault) Todd. After graduating from high school, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Bill attended the University of Houston and Texas A & M University. He and Joycelyn Robicheaux were married May 29, 1955, in New Iberia, LA. Bill retired as an electrical engineer from Tuboscope.

After his retirement, Bill and Joy moved to Timpson and began to enjoy country living. Bill’s life became filled with his “cowboying” – riding horses and raising cattle. He enjoyed watching Western movies, especially those with John Wayne. Being gifted mechanically, Bill was able to fix almost anything, and he also found pleasure with woodworking. Bill was a member of Timpson Church of Christ and American Legion Post #90.

Survivors include his wife Joy Todd of Timpson; daughters: Donna Todd of Timpson, Lysa Donalson and husband Tom of East Benard, TX, and Michelle King and husband Ty of Mercer Island, WA; sons: SFC William Todd, Jr. and wife Susan of Jacksonville, TX, and David Todd and wife Carole of Houston; brothers: Stewart Todd of Nacogdoches, James Todd and wife Sally of Sugar Land, TX, Dan Todd and wife Sybil of Swartz, LA, and John Todd and wife Pat of Denton, TX. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Caitlin Skye Todd, Meredith Michelle Todd, Nicholas King, Jonathan King, Braden Horn Todd, Riley Todd, Kurt Todd, Wyatt Todd, Bryce Todd, and Kyle Todd.

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


03/05/2013

Ona Bella Ash went to be with her Lord and Savior in her new Heavenly Home on March 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas at the age of 96. She was born on November 21, 1916 in Timpson, Texas to John and Viola Richards. The family will receive friends for visitation 5 to 8pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Pasadena Funeral Chapel, Pasadena, Texas. Funeral services will be held 10am on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Pasadena Funeral Chapel, Pasadena, Texas. Graveside Service will be 2pm Friday, March 8, 2013 at New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Rick Anderson officiating.

Ona was a resident of Pasadena, Texas since 1951, and a member of Sunset United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker, school volunteer, and beautician. Ona enjoyed gardening, quilting, and playing 42 as hobbies.

She is proceded in death by her parents, John and Viola Richards; her husband John D. Ash; and 2 sisters, Alla Mae Richards and Mary Evelyn Tilley.

Ona is survived by:
Son, John M. Ash of Pasadena, Texas

Daughter, Sheilah Kaye Hart of Houston, Texas

5 grandchildren: Michael Earl Hart, Kelly Kay Thomas, Angela Beth Looney, John Robert Ash, and Kimberly Lynn Dean

9 great grandchildren: Brandt Hart, Avery Looney, Jack Looney, Kayla Dean, Aaron Dean, Cory Hart, Patrick Thomas, Jordan Thomas, and Harlee Stevens

Numerous nieces and nephews

Along with extended family members: Karl Dean, Mark Looney, Jodi Ash, Kim Hart, Delbert Thomas

And life-long friend Rosa Recio

Services are under the direction of Pasadena Funeral Chapel, Pasadena, TX


Funeral services for Mr. Dewey Gardner (53) of Center will be Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 1:00pm at Charroll Chapel CME Church in Shelbyville, Texas. Dewey died on February 28, 2013, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rev. Armond Cauley will be officiating.

Survivors:

Daughter, Shayvon Jenkins (Donny) of Shelbyville, Texas

Sisters:
Dorothy McCollister (Leo) of Center, Texas
Dorothy LaVearn Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas
Annie Mae Gardner of Center, Texas
Darlene Gardner (Lonnie) of Shelbyville, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel, Friday, March 8, 2013, from 6-8p.

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery.

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


03/04/2013

Sybil Powdrill Locke, 92, of Orange, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 in a Private Care Facility in Orange. Born on August 11, 1920 in Joaquin, Texas to her parents, Truitt Powdrill and Junie (McGee) Powdrill, she lived in Orange for 64 years, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Orange, she was a homemaker and she worked as a seamstress making clothes for many people in the community. Mrs. Locke enjoyed quilting, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will also be remembered for the many pots of her vegetable soup that all of her family enjoyed.

Mrs. Locke is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Vernon L. Locke; her granddaughter, Amy Hudnall and her stepmother, Maggie Powdrill.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Cindy Naivar and husband, Bill of Hiram, Georgia; her sons, Tommy Locke and wife, Helen of Kirbyville and Gene Locke and wife, Vicky of Orange; her grandchildren, Jennifer Blount, Lori Romano, Diane Murray, Larry Locke and Trey Naivar; her great grandchildren, John Blount, Destrick Back, Brad Murray, Kristen Murray, Bobby Murray, Katie Ames, Kelsey Murray, Kelly Murray, Brittany Leffew, Kirsten Fournet, Sierra Locke, Reece Locke, Christopher Romano, Victoria Romano and Reggie Romano; sixteen great great grandchildren and numerous members of her extended family.

Graveside services to honor Mrs. Locke’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas with Bill Baker, great nephew of Mrs. Locke, officiating. Interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. A gathering of Mrs. Locke’s family and friends will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuenralhome.com


Mr. Reese Parker Andrews, age 62, a prominent East Texas attorney, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Mr. Andrews was born December 8, 1950, in Fort Worth, Texas, to parents Robert Parker Andrews and Selma Louise (Reese) Andrews.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carolyn Louise Andrews; sons, Parker Austin Andrews of Waco and Payton Douglas Andrews of Nacogdoches; a daughter, Annaleigh Katherin Andrews of Nacogdoches; his mother, Selma Louise Reese Andrews of Weatherford; and sisters, Bekki Andrews of Conroe and Gini Chesney of Weatherford.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 2pm at First Baptist Church Nacogdoches, Texas. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on NE Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Reese spent his boyhood years traveling with his family, finally settling in Weatherford the spring of Reese's sixth grade year. Throughout the remainder of his school years, he excelled in track, football and public speaking while developing his love and talent for playing the piano and the guitar. He graduated from Weatherford High School in 1969. He then attended Texas A&M University, where he was a proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets and graduated with high honors in May 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in German. He returned to Texas A&M to earn his master's degree in English in December 1976.

Meanwhile, not content to remain still for very long, Reese was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1975, stationed at various army bases including Fort Riley, Fort Sill, Fort Hood and Fort Bragg, where he was attached to the 82nd Airborne Division. Reese served in a variety of capacities during his service in the Reserve, oftentimes spending summers abroad in Europe. Perhaps his favorite assignments were the summers he spent in southern Germany, serving as a translator for the brigade commander of the First Infantry Division. He eventually attended "jump school" and earned his wings at Fort Benning in October 1982.

Upon receiving a substantial scholarship, Reese returned to school in Texas, graduating from Baylor Law School in May 1982. He began practicing law that fall and soon married the love of his life, Carolyn Louise Pennebaker, in June 1983. Carolyn earned her law degree at Baylor soon after, and in September 1992, the two of them moved to Nacogdoches, where they opened their own law firm, Andrews & Andrews.

Carolyn stopped practicing with Reese when their first child, Parker, was born. A lover of music, Reese loved the great hymns of the Christian faith and was often heard singing them along the sidewalks of downtown Nacogdoches as he walked from his office to the courthouse or the bank. He and his family were members of Grace Bible Church, where Reese served as a Sunday school teacher for the college class and the fifth and sixth grade combined class. They have been active members of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church since August 2005.

Reese will be remembered as a man who had a true passion for life, one who never knew a stranger and was never a respecter of persons. He was quick to forgive others and hoped others would quickly forgive him. He loved to travel and enjoyed every opportunity to sharpen his Spanish and German speaking skills. He was devoted to his family, and he loved the Bible and could quote dozens of passages from memory. He worked hard and played hard with his children. Reese was generous and friendly to all.

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


03/01/2013

Myrtle Lee Windham, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 14, 1930 in Shelby County to Ruffin “Buster” and Ethel (McDaniel) Stanley. She was a member of Haslam Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Buster and Ethel Stanley, Husband, Doyle Windham, Daughter, Brenda Gail Williams, Granddaughter, Cassie Christine Pierce, Brothers & Sisters, Murray Stanley & wife, Marion, Maurice Chandler & husband, Arthur, Wayburn Stanley, Mable Dawson & husband, J.P., Bobbie Ruth Stanley, Infant Brother, Pete Stanley, Roy Stanley, Douglas Stanley, Evie Taylor and Brother-in-law, William Lahman

She is survived by:

Children:
Anita Doylene Huddleston & husband, Gerald of Center
Jerry Dale Windham & wife, Sharon of the Paxton Community
Sherry Ethel Kilpatrick & husband, Joe of the Paxton Community
Donna Lou Green & husband, JC of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Dan Jones & wife, Jean, Allan Jones, Alex Jones, Katherine Raymond & husband, Donald, Michael Gibbs & wife, Ashley, Mandy Eddington, Kayce Jones, Heather Bonnette & husband, Robert, Julie Bates & husband, Michael, Heather Baker & husband, Warren, Jerry Lloyd Windham, Candy Creech & husband, Tony, Scott Kilpatrick & wife, Allison, Brody Kilpatrick & wife, Elizabeth, Patrick Green & wife, Casey, Brian Green & Josie Green

32 Great Grandchildren

Sister:
Louise Lahman of Lufkin

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Alex Jones, Donald Raymond, Scott Kilpatrick, Brody Kilpatrick, Tony Creech, Jerry Windham & Michael Bates

Honorary Pallbearers: Dan Jones, Michael Gibbs, Patrick Green, Brian Green, Warren Baker & Alan Jones

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

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02/26/2013

Michael N. Jetty, 75 of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away February 24, 2013 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born October 9, 1937 in Houston, Texas to Alan Jetty and Hazel Evelyn Pitre Jetty.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11am at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.

He is survived by
Wife: Clara Jetty of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughter: Sherry Lee Perez and husband John of LaPorte, Texas

Son: Rodney Allen Craddock and wife Tracy of Alvin, Texas

12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by daughter, Michelle Renee Jetty and both parents.

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


02/25/2013

Martha Lucille Robbins, 85, of Carthage, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 in Tyler. She was born December 16, 1927 in Shelby County to John Jacobs and Stella Wilburn Jacobs. Mrs. Robbins was a faithful woman of God and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She deeply loved children and God called her to Heaven to help care for the children.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center and at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Friday, March 1, 2013, at Carthage Church of Christ in Carthage. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at Carthage Church of Christ with Steve Wiggins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Robbins’ sons and sons-in-law.

She is survived by
Husband: Daniel Robbins of Carthage

Sons:
Tol Alvin Miller Jr. and wife, Peggy of Austin
Johnny Lee Miller and wife, Rhonda of Center
Eddie Lynn Miller and wife, Patty of Tenaha
Richard Dale Miller and wife, Lisa of Center

Daughters:
Toshi White and husband, Kent of Lufkin
Valarie Davis and husband, Glen of Huntington
Shelly Quintero of Huntington

21 Grandchildren

15 Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Harold Jacobs and wife, Dorothy of Troup
Roy Jacobs of Huxley
Mary Hill of Carthage

A number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: John Jacobs and Stella Wilburn Jacobs
Brothers: Vernon and James Jacobs

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


We lost our loving wife and mother, Phillis I. Filbeck on Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Huxley, TX of natural causes. She was born on July 24, 1941 in Beaver, OK to Bill and Edna Durham.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Johnie Filbeck, 3 daughters, Tammie, Sandra (JR), Debbie, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and many, many friends.

Cremation has taken place and a "Celebration of Life" will be held in July, in Gillette, WY for family and friends.


02/21/2013

Clay Esther Scull, 90, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 in San Augustine. She was born May 1, 1922 in Palestine to Henry Clay Cooper and Esther Laurette Hull Cooper Geisler. On July 8, 1939, she married Drue Dale Scull, who preceded her in death. Ms. Scull was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Scull Family Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

She is survived by
Son: John Dale Scull and wife, Erma Dee of Tenaha

Daughters:
Priscilla Jayne Hill of Ft. Worth
Jodie Annette Wright and husband, Michael of Friendswood

Grandchildren:
Esther Dawson and husband, Scott of Dallas
Christi Jayne Campbell and husband, Bill of Ft. Worth
Amy Tayte Brock and husband, Rick of Hawaii
John Drue Scull and wife, Suzanne of Tenaha
Dee Ann Starr and husband Greg of Texarkana, Texas
Terry Stephen Scull and wife, Alison of Center
Matthew George Wright of Friendswood
Micah Clay Morris and husband, Travis of Nassau Bay
Morgan Grace Wright of Friendswood

12 Great Grandchildren

3 Great Great Grandchildren

Half Sister: Betty Ellison of Corpus Christi

She was preceded in death by
Parents: Henry Cooper and Esther Hull Cooper Geisler
Husband: Drue Dale Scull
Sons-in-law: Terry Stephen Sells and Ralph Hill

Memorial donations may be made in Ms. Scull’s name to First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

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


Shelby Lee Goodman, Sr., 70, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away at his home on February 14, 2013.

A graveside service will be held at Smetana Cemetery (outside Bryan, TX) at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 22nd. Services are entrusted to Hillier Funeral Home.

Shelby lived on the Sabine River in Logansport and doing what he loved, fishing. Shelby never met a stranger and was always quick to help others. His family came first and he was a doting father and Paw-Paw. Shelby was one of a kind and he will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

Shelby was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Virgil Goodman.

He is survived by: Son, Shelby Goodman, Jr. of College Station

Daughters, Rhonda Mahle and husband, Terry, of Portland and Shelly Lundberg and husband, Jarrod, of Spring; granddaughters, Lauren Mahle of Bryan, Morgan Mahle of Bryan and Peyton Lundberg of Spring; grandsons, Brawley Goodman of Bryan, Steven Mahle and wife Brittany Mahle and Jordan Mahle all of Portland; great-granddaughter, Maddie Trejo of Bryan and great-grandson, Jackson Mahle of Portland

Sisters, Virginia Howell and husband, Derwin, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma (formerly of Joaquin) and Mary Jones and husband, Mark, of Maricopa, Arizona

Brother, Randy Goodman of Shreveport, Louisiana and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his former wife and forever friend, Norma Goodman of Bryan.


Jenell (Peace) Shofner, 75, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Duane Camp officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 27, 1937 in Tenaha to Carl L. and Irene (Hooper) Peace. She worked for Holiday Nursing Home as an office manager for many years. Jenell also worked as the church secretary at First Baptist Church, Center for several years. She was member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She preceded in death by her Parents, Carl and Irene Peace, Father of her Children, Harley Burris, Step-Daughter, Toni Alford , Sister, Jeanette Luman & Step-Grandson, Cody Alford.

She is survived by:

Husband: Prentice Shofner, Sr. of Center

Daughter: Tina (Burris) McGuffin & husband, Don of Henderson

Son: Jeff Burris & Gena of Carthage

3 Step- Daughters and 2 Step-Sons:
Penny Todd & husband, Rickie of Center
Mary Sims & husband, Rickie of Shelbyville
Prentice “Bubba” Shofner, Jr. of Center
John Shofner & wife, Wanita of Center
Jennifer Holt & husband, Ben of Center

Grandchildren:
Ree Harrell of San Antonio
Michael Burris of Carthage

13 Step- Grandchildren
9 Step- Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-law: Verlon Luman

Pallbearers: Spencer McFarland, Burton Brown, Jeb Shofner, Nathan Shofner, Sean Dupre & Vic Shofner

Honorary Pallbearer: Ricky Beene

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


Percy Garner & Son Mortuary would like to announce the death of Ms. Panella Davis, age 100 of San Augustine, Texas. Ms. Davis passed away early Wednesday morning, February 20, 2013 at Colonial Pines Health Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 22, 2013 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church with Rev. Clois Rodgers, officiated. Interment to follow at St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Mortuary.

She is survived by:

Grandson: Tyartrick Coutee of Nacogdoches, Texas

Cherished Friends: John, Sharon, and Shane Mathews of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and Friends.


02/20/2013

Connie L. Jasper Jackson, 52 of Garrison, passed a Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born August 15, 1960 in Dallas, Texas to Jessie Jackson, Jr. and Barbara Reid Anderson. We was affililiated with the Baptist faith and a homemaker.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

She is survived by:

Friend: Mike Corzart of Garrison, Texas

Mother: Barbara Anderson of Mesquite, Texas

Sisters:
Patti Neiman of Joaquin, TX
Jackie Bevis of Farmersville, TX
Angie Parmer of Emory, TX

Brothers:
Cody Jackson of Emory, TX
Michael Anderson of Mesquite, TX

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


Dr. Joe B. Hooker, 86, of Center, passed away, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Center with Bro. Carl Smith, Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Masonic Graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction Sam Samford Lodge #149. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 22, 1926 in Galatia, Illinois to Charles Frank and Ruth Alma (Standerfer) Hooker. He graduated from Gainesville (FL) High School in 1944, and then served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman on the USS Salerno Bay until 1946. On February 2, 1952, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. He worked as a pharmacist for 8 years before attending medical school at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, graduating on June 9, 1963. He started practicing in Center in June of 1964. During the last forty-nine years of serving this community as a medical doctor, he delivered over 3000 babies, including twins, triplets, and babies whose parents he had delivered. Dr. Hooker was one of the original builders of Memorial Hospital which opened in 1967, and was the Chief of Staff there for twenty-one years. He was also the president of the County Medical Society, a member of the Texas Medical Association for many years and our delegate to TMA for thirteen years. Dr. Hooker has been a deacon since February 18, 1951, serving in 5 churches. He has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Center since 1964, serving as deacon, choir member, Sunday School teacher, and stepped in as interim music minister whenever there was a need. Dr. Hooker has been a member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce for forty-nine years. He served on the Center ISD school board for twelve years. He was a member of the Center Rotary Club for many years where he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. Dr. Hooker has been a Mason since 1953, achieving 32nd degree in both Scottish Rite and York Rite, and received the Golden Trowel Award from the Sam Samford Lodge #149. He was also one of the founding members of the Shelby County Shrine Club. Dr. Hooker loved singing, storytelling, taking pictures, quail hunting, practicing medicine and his family. All he ever wanted to do was to take care of people, which he did through the last week of his life.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Charles and Ruth Hooker, Step-Mother, Lucille Hooker, Sister & Brother-in-law, Verdine and Olan Williamson and his Brother, Charles Davis Hooker.

He is survived by:
Wife of 62 years: Marian Hooker of Center

Son: Lewis Hooker & wife, Sue of Converse, Texas
Daughter: Sharon (Hooker) Nelson & husband, Donald of Center
Daughter: Carol Lee (Hooker) Chandler & husband, Mickey of Center

6 Grandchildren:
Ben Nelson
Douglass & Daniel Hooker
Timothy, Hannah & Jonathan Chandler

Brother: Dixon Hooker & wife, Alice Jo of Welaka, FL

Sisters-in-law:
Marie Hooker of St. Cloud, FL
Rachel Hall of Old Town Florida
Carolyn Thomas of Lake City, FL
Clarice Neal of Cross City, FL

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces & Nephews & Great Great Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Bennie Owens, Bob Giddens, Harold Hanson, Dr. William Ginn, Joe Anderson, Rob Payne, Albert Axen, & Dr. Florencio Singson

Honorary Pallbearers: Gene Walker,Robert Fairchild, Pete Minter, area Doctors, Pharmacists, First Baptist Church Deacons, Members of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and the members of Dr. Hooker’s Sunday School Class

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


Percy Garner & Son Mortuary would like to announce the death of Ms. Shurhonda “Boo” Johnson, age 39, of San Augustine, Texas. Ms. Johnson passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin, Texas.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2013 from 1pm to 7pm in the Garner and Son Chapel. Funeral service
will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 12 Noon at True Vine Baptist Church with Rev. S.J. Clark, officiating.
Interment will follow at Mosiac Cemetery.

She is survived by:

Parents: Jacquelyne Harper and Johnny Mac Harper both of San Augustine, Texas

Sons:
Arius Roberts (Kechera) of Lufkin, Texas
Martin Jones of San Augustine, Texas

Two Grandchildren

Brothers:
Massard Williams of Center, Texas
Jarvis Harper of San Augustine, Texas
Macshane Garrett of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Jasmine Harper of San Augustine, Texas
Latoya Hawkins of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.


Percy Garner & Son Mortuary would like to announce the death of Mr. Navis Bell, age 71 of Geneva, Texas. Mr. Bell passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at Jasper Nursing & Rehabilitation, Jasper, Texas.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2013 from 1pm to 7pm at Garner and Son Chapel in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral Service will be Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00pm at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Holman, officiating. Wnterment to follow at Boggie Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Son: Jack “Buster” Winn of Hemphill, Texas

Daughter: Theresa Crockett of Possum Trot (Shelbyville), Texas

Three Grandchildren

Foster Brother: Ebenzee Randle of Center, Texas

Special Nephew: James R. Traylor (Rachel) of Geneva, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.


Jerri Nail Lout, 69, of The Woodlands, formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her residence. She was born June 2, 1943 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Blake Nail and Sybil Bradshaw Nail. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ while she lived in Center and later became a member of Woodland Oaks Church of Christ in The Woodlands.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating.

She is survived by
Sons:
Ron Lout and wife, Martha of The Woodlands
Jonathan Lout of Center

Grandchildren:
Holly Lout
Brandon Lout
Breia Lout

Father of her children: Wilbur Lout of The Woodlands

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


02/19/2013

Mrs. Elouise Morris, 76 of Center passed away Saturday evening, February 16, 2013 at her residence. Visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12 noon at Triumph Church, Center, Texas with Prince Howard Cloudy officiating. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband: Johnny Morris of Center

Daughters:
Tammy (Ben) Small of Center
Jena Moore Williams of Nacogdoches
Doris (Charles) Netherly of Center
Vivian (Jessie James) Watts Center

Son: Robert Moore of Center

Twenty-seven Grandchildren, Fifty-seven Great Grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren

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


Dr. Robert A. Low, 55, passed peacefully at his mother’s home in Nacogdoches, Texas on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Robert was born on July 12, 1957, in Mineral Wells, Texas, to Gene M. and Frances D. (Wilson) Low.

Robert attended Nacogdoches High School where he proudly played football for the Dragons until he graduated in 1975. He married his high school sweetheart and fellow alumnus, Nancy Jill Beasley, who preceded him in death in 2009. He received his Bachelor of Art Degree in History & Political Science from North Texas State University in 1985. He continued his education, receiving his Master in Education (1998) and his Doctorate in Education (2003) degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. Robert devoted himself to teaching high school in Jacksonville, Texas, and in Arkansas, where he will be especially missed by the students and staff of Hot Springs High School. He was honored to teach and mentor gifted students at Arkansas Governor’s School in Conway, Arkansas. In spite of his relocation to Arkansas, Robert remained an outspoken, devoted Dallas Cowboys Fan.

Robert is survived by two sons, Joshua Low and wife Jessica, and Matthew Low and wife Kristin; two beautiful grandchildren Aubrey Jill Low and Logan Cornelius Low; mother, Frances Low; sisters, Regina D. Low, Cassandra Low Ellis and husband Neuman; brother, Pete Low and wife Robbie; beloved fiancée, Terri Taylor; several loving nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Robert was also preceded in death by his father, Gene M. Low.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service to be held at 7p.m., Friday, February 22, 2013, at Apostolic Light House Church, located at 1801 Durst Street, Nacogdoches, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701.

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


Visitation for Patsy Jane Pugh, 60, of Marshall, will be held at Downs Funeral Home in Marshall, Monday, Feb. 18, with a private burial to be held at a later date. Pugh died Friday, Feb. 15.

Patsy Jane Griffing Pugh was born Nov. 28, 1952, in Marshall, Texas to Vencel Griffing and James Ramsey. She attended school in Elysian Fields and graduated from Elysian Fields High School. She furthered her education by receiving a nursing degree in Marshall, an associate degree from University of Phoenix, and by taking courses at ETBU and H&R Block. She prepared taxes for several years and worked as a nurse in the 80s and 90s. Pugh was elected to serve as Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 1, in 1989. She served two full terms later served-out other terms for different judges. Pugh was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church, which stood on land donated by her grandparents. Patsy married Ronald Pugh on Dec. 3, 1976 in Marshall. They celebrated 36 years of marriage before her death.

Those left to cherish her memory, her widower, Ronald, of Marshall; daughters, Samatha Donald, of Hallsville, and Reva Morgan, of Andrews; sisters, Jean Hillin, of Marshall, and Jo Ann McCarty, of Hallsville; brother, Johnny Ramsey, of Marshall; grandchildren, Kathryn Smith, Kaylee Smith, and Kolton Smith, all of Hallsville, and Brinley Morgan of Andrews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Crystal Parker, and her parents.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the building fund at Crossroads Baptist Church in her memory.


02/18/2013

Funeral service for John Cohron Bush, Sr., will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Dock Lazarine and Rev. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

John Cohron Bush, Sr., was born Jan 8, 1916 in the Corinth Community near Timpson, to George Thomas Bush and Allie Eakin Bush and died February 16, 2013 in Carthage, Texas.

He was a lifelong teacher and administrator in the Texas School System, member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, and a life member of Timpson Masonic Lodge #437. Cohron “Twister” enjoyed fishing and made an annual fishing trip to Lake Ouachita for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife who was the love of his life, Lura Doris Heaton Bush, his parents, 3 sisters: Rachel Bush Tinkle & husband Henry, Mozelle Bush Dennard & husband Curtis, Lucille Bush Johnson & husband Clifford and one brother: Haley Bush and wife Fern.

He is survived by his children: Beth Bush Tipton & husband Harvey, Sandra Bush Brownlow & husband Keith, John C. Bush, Jr. and wife Angela, Thomas M. Bush and wife, Annette; 13 grandchildren: Shane Tipton and wife Tina, Marty Tipton, Lisa Crump Garrett and husband Brad, Todd Bush and wife Cindy, Mark Crump and wife Karen, Tim Bush and wife Janelle, Dondi Tipton and wife Donna, Trevin Bush and wife Janice, Darren Bush, Sean Bush and wife Sondra, Kevin Bush, Courtney Bush Workman and husband Matt and Heath Bush and wife Katie, 30 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.

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


Lee Edward Kelley went to Eternal Rest on February 10, 2013. He was born on June 13, 1939, as the first born of the late Bertha Garrett and Astoria Kelley. His early childhood was spent in Center, Texas with his maternal grandparents, the late Sallie Ann and Edgar Garrett until graduation from Daniels High with a basketball scholarship to Harris Jr. College in Meridian, Mississippi. Early in his adult life he lived in Lufkin, Texas before moving to Houston where he worked many years before retirement. Later in life he became a member of Pinegrove Church of God in Christ and worked in the church until his health failed him.

Lee Edward Kelley was married to Maxine who took care of him with love in the years of his failing health. No children were born to this union but they both had children of their own. He leaves to cherish his memories a daughter, Linda and a son, Craig, along with his grandchildren and Maxine’s grandchildren that they raised from babies, Walter and Abriana, after the death of their mother. His two sisters, Margie and Annie Pearl will miss their brother. An Aunt, Hazel Brown, who seemed like a sister to him and many other relatives and friends will miss this patient and caring man. Services were held in Houston at the church mentioned above at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 under the services of O.Wiley Mortuary of Houston, Texas.


02/15/2013

Kent “Hot Rod” Adkinson, 49, of Center, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013. He was born September 17, 1963 in Quanah to Willie K Adkinson and Velma Lorene McIntyre Adkinson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Cookies Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Robert Phillips, Gene Phillips, Steve Phillips, Charlie Smith, Johnny Brittain and Shelton Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Tyson Feed Truck Drivers of the Nacogdoches Complex.

He is survived by
Wife: Faye “Cissy” Adkinson of Center

Sons:
Marcus Adkinson and wife, Stacy of Center
Michael Wayne Adkinson of Center
Justin Dakota Adkinson of Center

Daughter: Heather Lynn Adkinson of Center

Special sons:
Brian Horton
Jorge Martinez

Grandchildren:
Kolton Adkinson, Cody Adkinson, Karson Adkinson, Bailey Miller, Heath Hughes, Kynlee Adkinson, Bella Adkinson, Keithan Horton, Kage Horton

Brother: Willie Adkinson of Hemphill

Sisters:
Betty Joyce Ferguson of Garrison
Etta Jane Ferguson of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by his
Parents: Willie K Adkinson and Velma Lorene McIntyre Adkinson
Grandparents

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


Sudie Marie Jordan, 55, of Trinity, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Huntsville. She was born June 5, 1957 in Center to J.D. Spurlock and Wanda Sue Gibbs Spurlock.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by
Husband: Don Jordan of Trinity

Son:
Kenneth Odom of Vidor
Keith Odom and wife, Stephanie Herrera of Woodville

Daughters:
Ashley Pettus of Longview
Koutness Odom of Dallas

Stepsons:
Kenneth Jordan and wife, Cassondra of Huxley
Brandon Jordan and wife, Tara of Center

Grandchildren:
Alyssa Odom, Kaleb Odom, Logan Anielewski, Mackenzie Shelton and husband, Kyle, Jake Jordan, Kolby Jordan, Kason Jordan, Bo Jordan and Michael Hancock

Great Grandchildren:
Noah Shelton
Tucker Shelton

Brothers:
Kenny Spurlock of Tenaha
Jerry Spurlock of Booksville, Tennessee

Preceded in death by
Father: J.D. Spurlock
Mother: Wanda Sue Hoover
Daughters: Kimberly Odom and Kristy Odom
Brothers: Edward Spurlock and David Spurlock

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


02/14/2013

Mildred Johnson Bucklew, age 65, passed from this life on Wednesday morning, February 13, 2013 in Nacogdoches.

Mildred was born to Gene and Sadie (Terry) Johnson in San Augustine April 8, 1947. Mildred was Secretary for the San Augustine County Judge, then was Secretary for the District Judge. After leaving there she was Legal Secretary for Macon Strutters.

Funeral Services will be Held Friday, February 15, 2013, 2:00 P.M.,Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Doyle Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, February 14, 2013, 5:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M.

She is survived by her husband James E. Bucklew, Jr. of San Augustine; brother Terry Johnson and wife Joanna of San Augustine; mother-in-law Lillie Bucklew of San Augustine; sister-in-law Wanda Johnson of San Augustine; nieces and nephews Abby Johnson, Perry Gene Johnson and wife Linda, Connie Woods and husband Ricky, Christy Hedge, Debbie Harrison, Cory Harrison, Jamie Sue.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Harold Gene Johnson

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


Mary Landon Bailey, age 96, of San Augustine, passed from this life early Thursday morning, February 14, 2013, in San Augustine.

Mary was born on September 5, 1916, to Mary (Gatling) Blount and Lamar Blount in San Augustine, Texas. She was am Educator. and a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in San Augustine.

Cremation was chosen and Memorial Services are being planned at a later date by the family of whom survive her; Her Daughter, Barbara and her husband, Louis Runnels of San Augustine; Granddaughters, Mary Bailey Mehta and her husband, David K. of Penascola, Florida, and Ann Bailey Gonzales if the The Woodlands, and her nephew, Louis J. Wortham.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Esco Bailey; sister, Annie Mae Blount Wortham and brother-in-law, Louis J. Wortham .

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


Ida Bell Mixon was born February 28, 1926, in San Augustine County, Texas to the late Robert Washington Lacy and Leona Eliza (Sowell) Lacy. She entered into rest in Nacogdoches, Texas on February 9, 2013.

Mrs. Mixon was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in San Augustine. For 42 years she taught school in Broaddus, Texas.

She is survived by her granddaughters, Jodie Goff and husband Joe of San Augustine, and Jamie Smith of Columbus, Ohio; great-grandson Jacob Goff; and sister Charlsie Nygard of Bay City; along with numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, H.W. (John) Mixon; daughter and son-in-law, Jo Karen and Elzie Smith; sisters Lillie Pike, Isabel Fort, Leona Henly; and brothers, George Lacy, Martin Lacy, Columbus Lacy, Elmer (Larry) Lacy and Johnny Lacy.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Hugh Mixon officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday until service time. Burial will be in the Runnels Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

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


Ida Ruth McDaniel Lee, 61 of Joaquin passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Panol Rehab in Carthage, Texas.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 from 6pm to 8 pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Joaquin with Rev. Joe Garrett to officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Logansport, LA.

She is survived by:

Brothers:
Lonnie D. McDanield of Joaquin, Texas
Lonnie G. McDaniel of Carthage, Texas
James Earl McDaniel of Carthage, Texas
Lester Earl McDaniel of Joaquin, Texas

Sisters:
Sandra Kay Harper of Joaquin, Texas
Belinda Kay McDaniel of Joaquin, Texas

Granddaughter: Quadriana McDaniel (Kewtie)

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


Harlan E. Riley, 86, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Jose Vidarteofficiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, February 15, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home with rosary to follow at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born March 14, 1926 in Gibbon, Nebraska to George and Mable (Jackson) Riley. He served in the US Navy during WWII for several years. After the war during the late 40’s Mr. Riley went home to Nebraska and bought an Indian Motorcycle and rode it all the way back to the Port Arthur, Texas area. Mr. Riley was one of the founding member of the St. Therese Catholic Church. He was an engineer for KDET for 63 years and he helped to broadcast the first Sunday Singings for many years by driving and operating transmitter truck. Mr. Riley owned and operated Texas Electronics and Sentry Signal Alarm for many years in the Center area. He was a member of the Local VFW Post #8904.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, George and Mable Riley and Brother, Kenneth Riley.

He is survived by:
Wife of 63 years:
Marion Riley of Center

2 Daughters:
Jeanie Suhor & husband, Al of Nacogdoches
Janet Adams & husband, Jerry of Center

Grandchildren:
Jason Adams of Shreveport
Jeremy Adams of Center
Brendan Suhor & wife, Carolyn of Lufkin
Bonnie Suhor of Houston

Sister:
Ruth Elaine Sigler of Kearney, Nebraska

Sister-in-law:
Doris Nation of Greenwood, LA

Brother-in-law:
Joe Mitchell of Longmont, Colorado

Brother-in-law:
Curtis Mitchell & wife, Marie of Orange

Pallbearers:
Al Suhor, Brendan Suhor, Jerry Adams, David Adams, John Koltonski & Tracy Broadway

In lieu flowers, family request that donations be made to St. Therese Catholic Church Building Fund, 717 FM 2974 Center, Texas 75935

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


02/13/2013

Carlton Cole, 49, of Long Branch, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Longview. He was born June 6, 1963 in Houston to Johnny Carlton Cole and Betty Ann Keating Cole. He was a member of McClelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Bob Muhs, Les Perkins, Chase Ashby, Ben Brittain, Kaleb James, Chad Carnes, Roger Putman and Joey Jernigan.

He is survived by
Wife: Pam Cole of Long Branch

Daughters:
Jodi Mullins and husband, Jonathan of Timpson
Haley Dillon and husband, Kirk of Timpson
Kristy Carnes and husband, Chad of Lufkin
Alissa James of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Austin Anderson, Katelyn Anderson, Ashby Carnes, Rayvnn Carnes, Gunner Carnes, Kaleb James, Kelsey James, Paytin Dillon, Megan Dillon, Liam Dillon, Jorja Mullins and Jhett Mullins

Sisters:
Denise Selman and husband, Terry of Athens
Jeana Gaston and husband, Tony of Henderson

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Johnny Carlton Cole and Betty Ann Keating
Son: Cole Carswell

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Cole’s name to Beacon Hospice at Margaret’s House, 5016 Gilmer Road, Longview, Texas 75604.

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


02/12/2013

Rosa Laverne Andrews, 85 of Center, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 17, 1927 in Shelby County to Jim and Ida (Powell) Hughes. She is member of Center Christian Church. She retired from Brookshire Brothers where she was a manager and checker for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Jim & Ida Hughes, Husband, Delton “Andy” Andrews, Great Granddaughter, Lacie Cooper and Grandson-in-law, Louie Cooper.

She is survived by:

6 Children:
Tommy Andrews of Alvin
Linda Sue Killen of Center
Sandra Jackson of Center
Jimmy Andrews & wife, Shirley of Center
Lisa Kennon & husband, Bobby of Center
Brenda “Peanut” Russell & husband, Don of Center

Grandchildren:
April Andrews; Jamie Killen & wife, Miranda; Brandi Killen; Erik Killen & wife, Rene; Shanna Atchison & husband, Bobby; Kevin Jackson & wife, Laura; Robin Russell; Cristy Glaze; Courtney Glaze; Derek Russell & wife, Katie; Amanda Russell & Christy Kennon

Great Grandchildren:
Rori Andrews, Dakota Killen, Hunter & Brooklyn Killen, Shelby & Alex Russell, Megan & Tyler Jackson, Keilan Jackson, Brady & Raylee Atchison, Macayla Williford & Lainee Cooper

Great Great Grandchildren: Ali Lane and Hunter Jackson

2 Brothers:
James Hughes & wife, Blanche of Baytown
Glenn Hughes & wife, Beverly of Wyoming

2 Sisters:
Melba Trahan & husband, Beldon of Orange
Patsy Coleman

Pallbearers:
Derek Russell, Kevin Jackson, Bobby Atchison, Jamie Killen, Erik Killen, Cade Eberenz & Landon Vidrine

Honorary Pallbearers: Bobby Kennon, Ray Jackson & Don Russell

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


02/10/2013

Robert O. Reeves, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born September 20, 1930 to John M. Reeves and Willie Crowson Reeves. Mr. Reeves served in the United States Navy.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2013 at Enterprise Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Harold Hanson officiating.

He is survived by
Wife: Jean Reeves of Tenaha

Daughter: Robbie Wheeler and husband, Douglas of Center

Son: Toby A. Reeves and wife, Ja of San Augustine

Step Children:
Jena Fuller and husband, Steven of Center
Debra DiVerdi and husband, Derek of Center
Donnie Parker of Orange
Clint Parker of Orange

Grandson: Matthew Burns and wife, Jill of Euless

Great Grandson: Luke Burns

Seven Step Grandchildren

Three Step Great Grandchildren

Sister: Mineola Harvey of Baytown

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Wife: Geneva Everett Reeves
One Sister
Numerous Brothers

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Reeves’ name to Enterprise Cemetery Fund, 3001 N. Winfree, Dayton, Texas 77535.

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


John Earl Harwell, 92, of Tyler, Texas passed away on February 8, 2013 after a lengthy illness.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. His nephew, Jeff C. Caid will speak at the graveside service. Arrangements are being handled by Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

John Earl was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, on August 5, 1920. He graduated from Bogalusa High School and continued on to receive a Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Mississippi.

John Earl was married to Helon Marie Baldwin on August 23, 1953. They were married for 59 years.

He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946. He retired from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux Louisiana, in 1985, after 18 years as Professor of Psychology.

Dr. Harwell is survived by his wife, Helon, his sister in law, Fannie Caid, nieces and nephews: Lanelle and Joseph Picarella, Jeff and Cindy Caid of Tyler, Jean Cole of Duluth, Georgia, Chauncey Young, Jr., J.D. Smith, Terry Harwell, Kerry Earl Harwell, Cheryl Ann Harwell, and many great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

The family would like to thank the individuals on staff at Hamptons Plus Care for the loving care provided to “Mr. John” for the past seven years.

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


02/08/2013

Cleo Coe, 84, of Shreveport, Louisiana passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at Promise Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.  She was born August 7, 1928 in Joaquin, Texas to John Jefferson Hooper and Nora Russell Hooper.  She was a member of Westwood Christian Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 10, 2013 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas with Bro. Gary Roswell officiating. 

She is survived by
Daughter: Kathy Rockett and husband, Roc of Benton, Louisiana

Brother: Glynn Hooper and wife, Nell of Shreveport, Louisiana

Granddaughter: Patti Cobbs of McKinney, Texas

Grandsons:
Jeff Cobbs of Carrollton, Texas
Brian Goss of Carrollton, Texas

Great Grandchildren:
Amanda, Kevin, Kyle, Kody and Jayme

Preceded in death by
Parents: John Jefferson Hooper and Nora Russell Hooper
Husband: Hollis G Coe
Ten Siblings

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


Katherine Smith Goings, 79, formerly of Center passed away February 5, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born June 11, 1933 in Nacogdoches to Joe & Verna Nettles.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Rhonda McElhaney and husband, Ray of Fort Worth

Son: Perry Smith of Houston

Grandchildren:
Stacey Smith Cummings and husband, T.J. of Timpson
NaShae Menefee Tuomey and husband, Ryan of Fort Worth
Barry Wayne Smith of New Mexico

Great Grandchildren:
Levi Cummings
Karolina Cummings

Brother:
C.W. (Buddy) Nettles of Nacogdoches

A memorial service will be held with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


02/07/2013

Doyle “Buzz” McDonald, 74, of the Paxton Community, passed away, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Swearingen Cemetery in Tyler County with military honors under the direction of Fort Polk US Army Base. Visitation will be Friday, February 8, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Buzz was born February 11, 1938 in Nederland to Jake Edward Carson McDonald and Elma Frances (Campbell) McDonald. He served in the US Army from 1956 and honorably discharged in 1958. He was a pipefitter in the Pipefitters Union, Local 195 where he retired after 30 years of service and was also a member of the union for 40 years. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Jake & Elma McDonald, Infant Son, Kevin McDonald, Brother, Harold Edward McDonald and Sister, Bobbie Jean Laughlin.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Olga “Ollie” McDonald of the Paxton Community

Son:
Benton McDonald & wife, Penny of Silsbee
Corky McDonald & wife, Nancy of Silsbee

Grandchildren:
Kati Bean, Misty Richardson & Kevin McDonald
Jacob McDonald

Great Grandchildren:
Brayli & Karson Bean
Mylee & Carter Richardson
Kamberlyn McDonald

Brother:
Raymond McDonald & wife, Susan of Silsbee

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Vernon Ray Hairgrove, age 84, of Splendora, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at his home. He was born August 05, 1928 in Timpson, Texas. Vernon Ray Hairgrove was the son of the late Mark C. and Lizzie B. (Rhodes) Hairgrove; he was also preceded in death by his first wife Zona Hairgrove; three brothers Marcus Hairgrove, Linvelle Hairgrove and Claude D. Hairgrove; his brother-in-law Jimmy Bailey; and his sister-in-law Mabel Hairgrove.

Vernon was a graduate of Timpson High School and a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. During his younger years, Vernon helped on the dairy farm near Timpson. On October 06, 1954, he joined the U.S. Army. After the service, he then moved to Houston; he worked for several companies to finally retire in 1998 from Hines. He and his wife Frances enjoyed hunting together.

He leaves his memories to his loving Frances Hairgrove; two daughters Kathy Rougeau and husband Paul, Hazel Sullivan; seven grandchildren Clarence Campbell III, Hannah Rougeau, Aaron Rougeau, Shellie Stickle, Jody Campbell, Christy Grantom, Ashlee Evans; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister Betty Fay Bailey of Center, Texas; sister-in-law Frances Ann Hairgrove of Pasadena, Texas; nephew Ted Hairgrove and wife Loretta of Timpson, Texas; niece Kristy Smitha; numerous nieces and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 07, 2013, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Bro. Raymon Farley will preside over graveside services will be held Friday, February 08, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Buena Vista Cemetery, Buena Vista, Texas. Pallbearers include O.W. Williams, Jasen Makar, Carl Smitha, Ted Hairgrove, Paul Rougeau, David Ferguson, and Kristy Smitha; honorary pallbearers include Aaron Rougeau and Clarence Campbell III.


Ashley Nicole Fountain, age 6 of Crosby, went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Ashley was born in Baytown, TX on August 20, 2006, daughter of Jason Andrew and Catherine Dickey Fountain. She was a bright and beautiful child and loved playing with her Barbies. She adored animals and her raggedy bear as well as wearing dresses. She will be missed by all.

Ashley leaves behind to cherish her memories, her parents, brothers; Fred Robinson, Jonathon Robinson, paternal grandparents; James and Diane Fountain of Joaquin, TX, maternal grandparents; Lelton and Linda Dickey of Houston, TX, great-grandmothers; Elaine Watson of Center, TX, Ruth Akridge of Center, TX and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services for Ashley Nicole Fountain will be Friday, February 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Road, Highlands, TX. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Old Salem Cemetery on FM 711 near Center, TX on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the UMDF.org in Ashley’s memory.

Condolences can be made online at www.sterlingwhite.com


Mr. Larry Glen Meador, age 57, of Etoile passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in Angelina County.

He was born September 26, 1955, in Nacogdoches as the youngest of six children of Charles J. and Gwen Layton Meador. Larry had been a lifelong resident of the area and worked in the timber industry with Meador Logging as well as other contractors.

Larry enjoyed the outdoor life as an avid hunter and fisherman. His family was very special to him and he enjoyed fun times with family and friends. Uncle Larry will be greatly missed by all.

His survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles W. and Marsha Meador and Jerry L. and Tracey Meador, all of Melrose; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Lane Cox of Woden and Marvis and Gary Johnson of Nacogdoches; the love of his life, Cyndi Hopson and her grandson, Chase Hopson of Huntington; aunts and uncles, Charlsie Burnaman of Chireno, Nelda and Ken Rupert of Etoile, Bonnie Mae Clark of Crosby, Harold Donald “Don” and Judy Layton of Elgin, and Grady Wayne Layton of Woden; ten nieces and nephews; and 22 great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Deannie Meador; nephews, Matthew Steven Meador and Michael Lane Cox; uncles, Loith H. Burnaman and Gradys Eugene Layton; and grandparents, Gradys W. and Elsie Mae Layton and Charlie C. and Vivian Meador.

Funeral services have been set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, with Bro. Glenn D. Morton officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Springs Cemetery, located on FM 226 South in Etoile.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 8, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel.

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


2/05/2013

Doyle Franklin Ramsey, 81, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at his residence. He was born February 13, 1931 in Shelby County to Ervin Frank Ramsey and Mary Lee Hughes Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1956, including active duty in the Korean War. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Timpson.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Sowell and Bro. Travis Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Ramsey’s grandsons: Casey Milford, Roscoe McSwain Jr., Cole Milford, Keaton Bush, Colton McSwain, Ben Ramsey, Cecil McSwain, Cory Bradshaw, Roscoe McSwain, Kyle Bush and Doug Milford Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Fred Hilton Hooper, J.C. McSwain, John Henry Holloway, Jesse Jones, Chaylon Mackey and Bruce Samford.

He is survived by
Wife: Imogene Ramsey of Timpson

Son: Rocky Bradshaw and wife, Denise of Carthage

Daughters:
Connie McSwain of Timpson
Carla Bush and husband, Kyle of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Ben Ramsey, Christy Ransom, Cory Bradshaw, Brandi Lee, Brandon Folsom, Brittney Burran, Cecil McSwain, Casey Milford, Ashton Askew, Roscoe McSwain Jr., Cole Milford, Colton McSwain, Kaylie Bush, Keaton Bush

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Brother: Billy Gene Ramsey and wife, Quida of Center

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Ervin Frank Ramsey and Mary Lee Hughes Ramsey
Son: Robert Ramsey
Granddaughter: Kylie Bush
Brothers: Pete Ramsey and Glen Ramsey

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


Jeff Moore, 53, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 in Carthage. He was born April 14, 1959 in Center to Floyd Moore and Helen Smith Moore.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will follow at New Prospect Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Troy Keele, Tommy McMahon, Robert Killy, Randy Soape, James Cornett and Shane Metcalf. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Moore and Steve Moore.

He is survived by
Wife: Judy Moore of Tenaha

Sons:
Jeffrey Moore and wife, Ramona of Amarillo
Adam Moore and wife, Sarah of Nacogdoches

Step Grandchildren:
Brianna Weaver of Amarillo
Hunter Weaver of Amarillo

Brothers:
Steve Moore and wife, Glenda of Oakhurst
John Moore and wife, Kerry of Las Vegas, Nevada
Paul Moore and wife, Jackie of Manville

Sisters:
Mimsy Spells of Shreveport, Louisiana
Patty Livingston and husband, Jimmy of Panola

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Floyd Moore and Helen Smith Moore
Brother: Joey Moore

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


Glenda Spann Bennett, age 67 of the Neuville Community, Center, Texas, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, February 04, 2013, after a brief illness.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Neuville Cemetery, Shelby County. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Glenda was born April 10, 1945 in the Neuville Community, Shelby County, Texas to parents William Robert (Jack) Spann & Julia Bell Mask Spann. She retired from Green Acres Nursing Home after twenty years of service.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Jack & Julia Spann, Three Sisters, LaVerne Sipple, LaVerne Spann Payne and Betty Spann Newton, Brother, Pete Spann & One Sister-in-law, Rose Spann

She is survived by:
Husband of 44 years:
Ferrell Bennett of Center

4 Children:
Stuart Bennett & wife, Holly Marie of Center
Carmen Alyssa “Lisa” Coker & husband, Gary of Greatland, Texas
Brandon Bennett & wife, Cherry of Center
Alan Glynn Bennett of Center

6 Grandchildren:
Lucas Alan Coker & Alyssa Beth Coker of Greatland, Texas
Dustin Brandon Bennett, Emily Renee Bennett, Autumn Rose Bennett and Tae’lor Tianna Bennett all of Center

Step Grandchildren:
Richard, Kason, Makinlie of Broussard

Brother:
Charles William Spann of Center

Sister-in-law:
Connie Spann of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephew, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Stuart Bennett, Brandon Bennett, Alan Bennett, Lucas Coker, Dustin Bennett, Chuck Spann & Gary Coker

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


2/04/2013

Joe E. Fields, 92, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 in Houston. He was born July 15, 1920 in the Sardis Community of Shelby County to W. D. Fields and Georgie Cooper Fields. Mr. Fields retired as a Major in the United States Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center and the Golden Harvest Club. Mr. Fields also enjoyed singing in local nursing homes.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Michael Hale and Rev. Harold Hanson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Belrose, Burton Brown, W.A. Moore, Larry Ballard, Elbert Beckham and John Bender.

He is survived by
Wife: Neva Fields of Center

Son: Steve Fields of Denver, Colorado

Step Sons:
Dan Hodge and wife, Rhonda of Center
Rodney Kaliszewski of Houston
Greg Kaliszewski of Houston

Step Daughter: Jane Guice and husband, Terry of Laramie, Wyoming

Grandchildren:
Emily Fields
Bryan Guice
Greg Guice
Maria Harrington
Angela Hodge

Three Great Grandchildren

Brother: Jack Fields and wife, Clara of Houston

First Cousin: Zannie Gay Belrose of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Drury and Georgie Fields
Wife: Opal Fields
Wife: Madgelease Fields

Donations may be made to First Baptist Church’s Kitchen Remodel Fund, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


A private family interment for Sam K. Todd, 85, of Timpson, TX, was held Saturday, February 2, 2013. Mr. Todd passed away Saturday morning, February 2, 2013, in Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA.

Born October 16, 1927, in Timpson, TX, Sam K. Todd was the son of the late John D. Todd and Venzulla Phillips Todd. He is survived by his wife Francis Louise Todd, 7 children, 17 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Mr. Todd was preceded in death by his parents, grandson John Todd, Jr., and 9 brothers and sisters.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX, was in charge of arrangements.


2/03/2013

Vickie Jan Bounds, 62, of Center, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 at her residence. She was born December 6, 1950 in Center to Hubert Burke Bounds and Margie Lee Jones Bounds. Miss Bounds was a service representative at AT&T in Longview for twenty-seven years and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 4, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with David Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Buster Bounds, Terry Allen, Scott Holder, Jeremiah Soape, Bobby Dean and Randy McLeroy. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Bradshaw and Joe McSwain.

She is survived by
Father: Hubert Burke Bounds of Center

Brother: Philip Bounds of Garland

Sisters:
Jama Holder of Richardson
Marsha Bounds of Center
Melonia Molloy of Timpson
Anita Long of Center

Nephews:
Scott Holder of Rowlett
Phil Bounds of San Antonio
Jeremiah Soape of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Isaiah Molloy of Timpson

Nieces:
Mishea Davis of Garland
Devin Tillotson of Center

Preceded in death by
Mother: Margie Jones Bounds
Nephew: Davis Tillotson

Memorial Donations may be made to:
Hospice of East Texas
4111 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75701

The American Cancer Society
PO Box 22718
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718
1-800-227-2345
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


2/02/2013

Jana Fulgham, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 4, 1946 in Shelby County to Hugh and Adelle “Bodie” (Lout) Chambers. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1964 and attended Sam Houston State University. Jana was employed at Shelby Savings Bank where she has worked for almost 30 years and currently served as Vice President of New Accounts. She also wore many hats at Shelby Savings Bank and helped in many ways such as marketing, decorating, event planning, landscaping and gardening. She also helped coordinate weddings for friends. She was involved in work of the Republican Party and was member of the Shelby County Republican Club. Jana truly loved all animals and her home became the “drop off” place for many animals that just needed a home or a little love.

She is preceded in death by her Grandparents, Julius & Vercie Lout and her Parents, Hugh & Bodie Chambers.

She is by survived by:

Sister & Brother-in-law:
Vikki & David Fisher( Jana’s adopted brother) of Caseyville, Illinois

Nephew & Best Friend:
Shane Hooker of Shelbyville

Nephew:
Jonathan Fisher of Nashville

Aunt:
Billie Sue Chambers Bass of Hemphill

Numerous cousins, her family at Shelby Savings Bank & many friends

Pallbearers:
Will Lucas, Rick Campbell, John Snider, Ron Hendricks, Shad Lout, Paul Taylor & Woodie Jernigan

Honorary Pallbearers:
Hayden Snider, Chuck Bailey, Darrel McDaniel, Wesley Metcalf, Walt Baty, Calvin Cannon, Jackie Cannon, & Ed Johnson

If you would like to make a donation, please do so to any Animal Rescue of your choice in memory of Jana.

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


2/01/2013

Clyda Mae (Ned) Ross passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. She was born April 12, 1921 to the late Thomas Wesley Taylor and Bessie Lane Taylor of Joaquin. She was married to the late O’Brien Ross and lived most of her adult life in Center.

After the death of her husband, she worked at the Center Drug Store for a while and then opened her own café. Ned’s Place was known for all her great foods, especially the homemade pies. After she closed the café, she worked for Center Plywood until her retirement in 1987. In 1991, she retired to her lake house at Gary, Texas. She loved working in her yard during the day and making beautiful quilts at night. She moved to Jacksonville, Texas in 2006 to live with her sister, Mrs. Christine Bunn.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Vernon Lee and Bro. Gene Walker officiating. Graveside services will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Gucker, Michael Gucker, Bill Stephen, Wade Arnold Fox, Charles Dillen and Buddy Hancock. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Walker, McNeil Moore and Paul Ross.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Taylor Ross and Fisher O’Brien Ross and her sister, Syble Stephen.

She is survived by
Son: James Thomas Ross of Dallas
Daughter: Cynthia Ross Vermie and husband, John of Princeton

Granddaughters:
Asa Brien Huber and husband, Dennis of McKinney
Susannah Ross Romero and husband, J.W. of Carthage

Great Grandson: Joseph Taylor Romero

Great Granddaughter: Madison Romero of Carthage

Daughter-in-law: Twink Ross of Carthage

Sisters:
Christine Bunn of Jacksonville
Doris Gucker of Jacksonville

Nieces:
Sallie Bunn, Betty Kollen, Bess Dillen, Kathleen Fox Spiegelman, Nancy Fox Bolte, Linda Kaye Moore

Nephews: Bill Stephen, Steve Gucker, Wesley Gucker, Michael Gucker, Wade Fox

Special Friend: Connie Stark Nance of Tyler

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Boulevard, Tyler, Texas 75701.

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


Funeral service for Randy Lee Browne, 17, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 7, 2013, in the Family Life Center of Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Steve McFarland officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM, Thursday, in Turner Cemtery, New Caney, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Randy passed away Friday, February 1, 2013, in Houston, TX.

Randy Lee Browne was born March 7, 1995, in Conroe, TX. He was a member of the Timpson High School Class of 2013. Randy loved his family, especially getting to be an uncle to his two nieces and nephew. He enjoyed going to wrestling matches and watching football and wrestling on television. He also received much enjoyment from “mudding” in his daddy’s jeep. Randy enjoyed life.

Survivors include his mother Paula Oliver and husband Keith of Timpson; father Mark Browne, Sr. and wife Dorothy of Splendora, TX; grandmother Mary Oliver of Diboll, TX; great grandmother Margie Lee Browne of Fairfield, TX; brothers: Mark “E.J.” Browne, Jr. of Nacogdoches, Andrew Browne of Timpson, and Tyler Hamilton of Splendora; sisters: Sgt. Amanda Day and husband Spc. David Day of the U. S. Army, Brittney Alleman and husband PO2nd Jeremy Alleman, U.S. Naval Reserve, of Orange, TX, Carrington “Alex” Oliver of Timpson, Mary Jo Oliver of Timpson, and Destiny Browne of Splendora; nieces: Jasmine Rose Day and Khristyna Kay Alleman; nephew Ronald Keith Lee Alleman; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Randy was preceded in death by grandparents: David andWanda Anderson, Pawpaw Charles Oliver, Pawpaw Lee Browne, and Vera Dill.

Donations may be made in the name of Randy Browne at Austin Bank, Timpson. To register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Kedra Nicole Henson was born on December 29, 1989 in Center, Texas to Alvin and Ruth Henson. She united with Christ at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at an early age. Kedra attended school at Hemphill High in Hemphill TX, Class of 2009, Tyler Junior College, Angelina Community College and she was currently attending American University.

Kedra is preceded in death by her Grandfather Birt Bolton, Grandfather Dougan and Grandmother Evie Leaner Henson.

Kedra departed this life on Friday, January 25, 2013.

Kedra leaves to cherish her memories, one son Ja’Darion Brinson, Father Alvin Henson, Mother Ruth Henson, Grandmother Zelma Bolton, one Sister Dominique Henson all of Milam, TX; two Brothers Terrance Bolton of Ft. Worth, TX and Corey Parks of Nacogdoches, TX; Justin Brinson (Finance) Johnny and Sherry Brinson, Special son Jaylon Brinson, Special Brothers Johnny Jr. and Jeremy Brinson all of Huxley TX; Velma Duncan (Special Aunt) and Shirley Williams all of Milam TX; Mary Anthony (Kenny) of Roseville, CA; Uncle Stick (AKA Church Road dog) of Milam, TX; and a host of Uncles and Aunts.

Vistitations will begin Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:00am until 10:45am at New Hope Baptist Church, Milam, TX. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Hemphill, TX.

Services are under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas

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1/31/2013

Ethel Lee Munn, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at her residence. She was born July 5, 1930 in Dayton to Lester Lewis and Mable Ethel Burkheart. She was a member of Old Home Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lewis, Troy Jennings, Scott Jennings, Richard Sholar, Robert Sholar, John Sholar Jr., John Sholar Sr. and Andrew Sholar. Honorary pallbearers will be Cindy Short and Wayne Skinner.

She is survived by
Husband: Ivy Paul Munn Jr. of Tenaha

Sons:
Andrew O. Sholar Jr. and wife, Jennie of Joaquin
Robert L. Sholar and wife, Mae of Carthage
John E. Sholar of Joaquin
Richard W. Sholar of Joaquin

Daughters:
Martha A. Manasco of Logansport
Laura L. Rushing and husband, William of Nacogdoches

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Sister: Betty M. Skinner of Spring

Brothers:
Walter E. Lewis and wife, Lorene of Dayton
Ed Lewis and wife, Elaine of Bellville

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lester Lewis and Mable Ethel Burkheart
Two Sisters
Three Brothers
One Son

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


Joyce Florence Malone Bowen passed away on January 30, 2013 at Twin Lakes Nursing Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Joyce Bowen was born on July 1, 1921 in Dimmit, Texas to Rev. Preston and Sophia McMullan Florence. During her professional life, she traveled extensively for both business and pleasure, making lifelong friendships throughout the world.

Joyce was a talented musician, who enjoyed playing the piano, accordion and singing in church choirs. As a child, she delighted in joining her father, a Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher on his regularly scheduled Gospel Visits to jails and prisons across the dusty plains of West Texas. After her fathers jailhouse sermons, Baby Joyce brought the gospel to inmates and guards alike with her lively and heartfelt accordion renditions of old fashioned hymns and long remembered songs of praise. Their visits were much anticipated, and her captive audience was always very appreciative of her music and her flashy accordion with the small diamond placed proudly in the middle of a genuine ivory key!

Joyce majored in music at Texas Womens College in Denton, Texas. She left college before graduation to follow her new husband, Sam Malone (locally known as Ramblin Sam), when he enlisted in the Marine Corps at the beginning of WW II.

Joyce moved to San Augustine in 1992 following the death of her second husband, Ray Bowen, of Lubbock, Texas. Shortly after arriving in her new home, she became an active and enthusiastic volunteer in the San Augustine Care and Share program. Perhaps, one of her more interesting Care and Share duties was that of teaching English as a Second Language to non-English speaking Hispanic students. The fact that she did not speak or read Spanish did not seem to deter her efforts in any way.

Joyce is survived by; daughter, Samye Johnson and husband Tom and son, Mike Malone and wife, Billie, all of San Augustine, Texas; six grandchildren; Michael Malone and wife Jodi, Joy Malone Kling, and husband Jeremy, Christy Johnson, Jodi Johnson, Rick Russell and wife Sandi and David Russell and wife Lisa; and eight great-grandchildren. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dan Max Florence.

Following cremation, her remains will be interred in a private family graveside service to be held at a later date.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Care and Share or the First Methodist Church flower fund.

The family of Joyce Bowen would like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. John and Sharon Oglesbee for the medical care and personal kindness they showed our mother during her years in San Augustine. They are good friends and a blessing to our family and the community.

We would also like to thank Twin Lakes Care Center and their wonderful staff for the special attention they gave to Joyce during her residency there. We are deeply appreciative of Mother's very special best pal and Twin Lakes roommate, Maurine Mitchell. She could not have wished for a more compassionate companion or dear friend.

Continual online condolences and obituary may be be viewed wyman roberts funeral home webpage at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


1/29/2013

After a long struggle on this earth, Geneva Hough Hutto went home to be with her Lord on January 29, 2013. Born September 15, 1929, in the Caledonia community of Rusk County, TX, she was the daughter of the late G. B. “Bill” Hough and Anzie Weeks Hough.

Geneva Hutto was a hairdresser for 35 years and a correspondent for the Timpson News for many years. She was a member of Timpson Highway Tabernacle. Geneva enjoyed fishing, gardening, and helping others in her life, especially with her cooking. Geneva loved her family unconditionally and loved to give them orders, which they always obeyed. She was the family drill sergeants. “Memaw” loved all of her grandkids. Since Frankie was the first grandchild, he and his Memaw had a unique relationship like no other.

Survivors include her daughters Janis Bass and husband Glyn and Billie Jean Williamson, all of Timpson; dearest nephew Horace Wayne Bell of Timpson and nephew Bill Otis of Lake Charles, LA; brother R. K. Hough and wife Shirley of Murvaul, TX; sister Linda Fay Harris of Timpson; grandchildren: Frankie Baker and Pam Yarbrough, Shadow Rhodes and husband Jason, Dusty Kruse and husband Lance, Doug Milford and wife Jennifer, John Williamson and wife Desiree, and Dea Sample and husband Brian.

Also surviving are 14 great grandchildren: Morgan Baker, Raina Baker, Ryan Baker, Makayla Baker, Tanner Murdock, Layci Jo Sample, Hope Milford, Conner Miflord, Sage Taylor, Shelby Brock, Johna Kruse, Tryton Kruse, Ceale Kruse, and Gavyn Williamson; 2 step grandchildren: Presley Slatter and Bradon Slatter; 4 great great grandchildren: Ryder Baker, Kane Baker, Kase Baker, and Avery Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family expresses special thanks to Frankie Newcomer, “We couldn’t have done it without you.”

Funeral service for Geneva Hough Hutto, 83, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM on Thursday.

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


Mr. Edward Darvin "E.D." Bryant, age 88, of Etoile, Texas, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at an area hospital.

Mr. Bryant was born Jan. 7, 1925, to parents Bud Bryant and Annie Bell (Moore) Bryant and was a native and former resident of San Augustine County, Texas. He had lived in Etoile for the past several years and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.

He was retired from the trucking industry. Mr. Bryant was a World War II veteran, serving his country with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army.

His survivors include his son, Larry Edward Bryant of Etoile; a grandson, Teddy Schneider of Houston, Texas; a granddaughter, Sarah Schneider of Houston, Texas; and a sister, Tempie Bardwell of Friendswood, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Agnes Dorothy Bryant, on Oct. 23, 2012; and his daughter, Diana Faye Schneider, in 1988.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Etoile United Pentecostal Church, located at 168 Hwy. 103 in Etoile, Texas, with Pastor Glenn D. Morton officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery, located on County Road 411 in Woden, Texas.

Visitation will be held Saturday at the church, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

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


1/28/2013

Billy Gene Mason, Sr., 86, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 in Shelbyville. He was born March 11, 1926 in Laneville to J.D. (Pap) Mason and Epsie Grisham Mason.

Billy Mason, Sr., also known as “Mr. Bill, Big Bill or PawPaw” married Deva Ray Smith in September of 1944 and they, along with his brother-in-law, Harvey Burkett and sister-in-law, Dessie Burkett Kale traveled across the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. His main occupation for most of his life was as a foreman in the pipeline industry. He was a developer and pioneer of many of the early pipe coating processes. He eventually returned to Shelby County and served as County Commissioner of Precinct 3 for two years. Even years later, he returned and continued to serve his community as a heavy equipment operator for Shelby County Precinct 3 up until the hour he was called home.

PawPaw lived by the motto of “never quit wiggling” and was always busy doing something constructive. He truly loved and adored the great outdoors. When he was not hard at work, he was hard at play doing anything to spend his days outside. He loved horses, gardening, hunting, fishing and family. He was always accompanied by his children or grandchildren taking time with each one to impart a life lesson along the journey. He will be deeply and sincerely missed by many.

A special thank you to all the County employees who watched over and took care of Mr. Bill. We love each and every one of you.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Rodgers, David Cheatwood, Tony Denby, Rex Hass, Durwood Russell and Robert Amburn.

He is survived by
Daughter: Joyce Mason Cox of Joaquin

Son: Bill Mason Jr. and wife, Stacy of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Larry Wayne Cox and wife, Cassie
Leslie Marie Windham and husband, David
Zachary Dez Mason
Adam Garrett Mason
Molly Catherine Mason

Great Grandchildren:
Nikki Cox
Jacob Cox
Lane Bates
Trace Windham

Sister-in-law: Dorothy Lawson of Joaquin

Brothers:
Charles Mason and special friend, Dee of New Caney
Kenneth Mason and wife, Reba of Chandler

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: J.D. (Pap) Mason and Epsie Grisham Mason
Wife: Deva Ray Mason
Brother: J. D. Mason, Jr.
Sisters: Ruth Mayfield and Mildred Davis
Son-in-law: Wayne Cox

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


Michael Risinger, 45, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 in Mansfield, Louisiana. He was born August 8, 1967 in Center to Henry D. Risinger and Hazel Bass Risinger. He was a member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. B.J. Windham officiating. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Victory, Dusty Robinson, Justin Porter, Daniel Holloway, Michael Bates, Toby Runnels and Jerrod Holloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Bass, Chad Bass, Ronny Bass and Brad Bass.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Haley Risinger of Joaquin
Brittnie Risinger of Shelbyville
Cayla Risinger of Shelbyville

Son: Cody Risinger of Shelbyville

Mother: Hazel Bass Risinger of Shelbyville

Sisters:
LaDonna Risinger and husband, Bill of Shelbyville
Renee Bass of Shelbyville

Brother: Greg Risinger and wife, Tonya of Tenaha

Special Friends:
Timmy Denby of Shelbyville
Susan Thomas of Shelbyville

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Henry Dwayne Risinger
Grandparents: Ross and Laverne Risinger and M.D. & Muriel Bass

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


James Darrell “Sonny” Campbell, 77, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013.

“Sonny” was born November 1, 1935, in Shelbyville, Texas, to Jim Fred Campbell and Callie Furlow Campbell. He has been a resident of Port Arthur since 1957 and retired from Southern Union Gas as a field supervisor. He was a member of Port Arthur Masonic Lodge #1264 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Campbell, brothers Marshall, Chester, and Robert Campbell, and sister Nina.

Survivors include his daughter, Penny Younker and husband, Don of Houston; sisters, Ann Scarber of Shelbyville, Louise Greer of Shelbyville, LaMerle Davis of Houston, Kay Ballard and husband, Stan of Mont Belvieu; brothers, Carl Campbell of Port Arthur, Crit Campbell and wife Bobbi of Shelbyville, Earl Campbell and wife, Vivian of Center, Judd Campbell, sister-in-law of Logansport, LA; grandchildren, Ryan Kutner, Barra Kutner, Devon Younker and Dalton Younker.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, January 30, 2013, from 5:00 PM -8:00 PM. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center Texas with Masonic Graveside Services to follow in Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

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


Mrs. Lucette Neal Boyett, age 97, was born July 8, 1915, in San Augustine, Texas to the late John and Kate (Meador) Williams. She passed away in a local nursing home in San Augustine on January 27, 2013.

Mrs. Boyett was a member of the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine. For 40 years she was the owner of a "Country Store" near her home.

She will be dearly missed by her sons and daughters-in-law George and Geneva Neal of Newton, Texas, Billy and Sue Neal of Nederland, Texas; step-son Charles and Carol Boyett of San Augustine; grandchildren Danny Neal, Pam and Steve Rogers, Keith and Laurie Neal, Kristi and Kirby Hood, Cindi and Todd Bordelon, Chad and Jena Boyett; great-grandchildren Kortney and Jake Romero, Dustin and Tina Hood, Eric Neal, Erin Neal, Alli Bordelon, Jace Bordelon, Matt Rogers, Megan Rogers and Michael Rogers; great-great-grandchild Diesel Romero; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands Arvie Neal and C.L. Boyett.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:00 P.M., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with Bro. Randy Mills officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. until service time on Wednesday, January 30th. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Eric Neal, Dustin Hood, Kirby Hood, Todd Bordelon, Steve Rogers, Matt Rogers, David Williams, Jake Romero. Honorary pallbearers are Jase Bordelon and Michael Rogers.


Bobby Morgan, 53 of Nacogdoches, passed away December 28, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 3:30pm Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Ramah Baptist Church of Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Sisters:

Shirley Spurlock
Sherry Morgan
Shelia Sparks

Brother: Kenneth Morgan

Proceeded by parents Raymond and Dorothy Morgan of Tenaha, Texas.

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


1/27/2013

Funeral services for Naomi Lee (Lilly) Hendrick, 90, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM,
Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Robert Warr and Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Hendrick passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born September 20, 1922, in Shelby County, Texas, Naomi Lilly Hendrick was the daughter of the late
Ellis H. Lilly and Savannah Yarbrough Lilly. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church. She and Leonard John Hendrick were married May 29, 1942. Naomi Hendrick was an industrious homemaker caring for her family and still finding time to sew for the public. Not only did she enjoy sewing, she also was busy quilting, crocheting, gardening, canning, and tending the cows.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters: “Little” Lois Towns, “Big” Lois Powers, Laura Hairgrove and Patsy Hairgrove; four brothers: Lacy Lilly, E.H. Lilly, Adlee Lilly, and Lester Hairston; and husband of 53 years Leonard J. Hendrick.

Survivors include two sons John E. Hendrick of Timpson, Texas; Benjamin T. Hendrick and wife Nancy of Slidell Louisiana; daughter Mary Jo Rogers and husband Vernis D. Rogers of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren; Courtney Sanchez and husband Antowan, Patrick Hendrick and wife Candace, Brandon Bowen and wife Amy, Teresa Sazedj and husband Shahram, Sherry Pugh and husband Greg, Ann and Sara Hendrick; great-grandchildren, Aidan and Adreia Sanchez, Benjamin Bowen, Zachary Sazedj; Logan, Landry, Larson, and Lexi Pugh and one on the way Mason Hendrick.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Hendrick, Vernis Rogers, Greg Pugh, Shahram Sazedj, Larson Pugh, Antowan Sanchez, and Brandon Bowen.

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


Billie J. Matlock, age 83, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence in Nacogdoches.

Mrs. Matlock was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Shelbyville as a daughter of Charles Austin Harbison and Willie Jasper Smith Harbison.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Chaplain Freddie Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28.

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


Novis M. Jones was called by her Heavenly Father January 26, 2013, in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 91. She was born to Henry Bowlin and Myra Whitson Bowlin December 8, 1921. She will be remembered for her poetry having written a poem for many occasions. She was a life-long resident of the Buena Vista and New Prospect communities having moved to Paxton and then to Carthage, Texas in her latter years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Jones; her parents, Henry and Myra Whitson Bowlin; her borther, Bevie Lee Bowlin; and her sister, Ruby Towns.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Jones Bell, Tyler; son, Biff H. Jones, Carthage; grandchildren Bill Bell, Belinda Cook, Brenda Shepherd, Barbara Powers, and Beth Calhoun, Tyler; 15 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

Funeral service for Novis M. Jones will be at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 28, 2013, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Ron Barker officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM until service time at 3:00PM, Monday, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Memorial donations may be made to Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Heart to Heart Hospice, Tyler, or Oak Brook Health Center, Whitehouse, TX.

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


Funeral services for Odessa Hensarling Mechell, age 80, of Lufkin, Texas will be at 3 PM, Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Attoyac Baptist Church in San Augustine county with Bro Bobby Wadsworth officiating and burial to follow in the Attoyac Cemetery. Odessa was born March 13, 1932 in San Augustine and passed away January 26, 2012 in Lufkin, Texas. Visitation with her family will be from 5 until 7 PM, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


1/24/2013

Funeral Services for Loyce Mask Deloney, age, 94, of Center will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, she will now rest beside her beloved husband, Lewis Deloney and their son, Charles Deloney.

Mrs. Deloney was born May 2, 1918 in the Brady Community in Shelby County, the only daughter of Rev. & Mrs. D.O. Mask. She was a graduate of Center High School & Stephen F. Austin University and taught school in Shelby, San Augustine & Panola Counties until her marriage to Lewis M. Deloney. After World War II the family settled in Carthage, Texas where Mr. Deloney was employed by United Gas and Loyce taught school for several years. During the Carthage years the family was active in the First United Methodist Church, school activities and scouting. Loyce was also a member of the Carthage Garden Club; these were happy years for the family. Mrs. Deloney was devoted to her family, loved to cook, garden and teach young children. She worked devotedly in her church, Frist United Methodist Church for many years. She also enjoyed working with the cub scouts & the Carthage Garden Club.

Loyce was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. & Mrs. D.O. Mask, her husband, Lewis Deloney & their son, Charles L. Deloney who died at the age of 46 after a courageous battle with cancer. The Deloney’s never fully recovered from this loss. She is also preceded in death by Brother, Bernard Mask & wife, Joyce.

She is survived by:
2 Grandchildren:
Daryl Lewis Deloney & wife, Stephanie of Houston
Cindy Deloney Smith & husband, Terry of Longview
Grandchildren’s Mother:
Tommie Ritter Smith & husband, Bill of Carthage
Great Grandchildren:
Abigayle, Austin, Joshua Charles, Stephanie & Brittney
Nieces & Nephews:
Carol Ann Farrell
Linda Sue Newman
Gay Nell Fausett
David Fausett
Rodney Fausett
Special Cousins:
Gene & Delores Walker of Center
Numerous other Cousins, Relatives & Friends

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


Michael “Mike” Willis, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his residence. He was born August 3, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Clarence E. Willis and Doris Biles Willis. Mr. Willis enjoyed watching western movies and nascar racing.

There will be no funeral service.

He is survived by
Mother: Doris McGill of Joaquin

Sisters:
Ann Harville and husband, Jimmy of Joaquin
Cathy Atkinson and husband, Bill of Joaquin
Sissy Moody of Farmersville, Louisiana

Brothers:
Wade Pruett and wife, Sharon of Milton, Florida
Leon Willis and wife, Annie of Texarkana, Arkansas
Bubba Willis of Seattle, Washington

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Best friend: Milton Littlepage of Plain Dealing, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Father: Clarence E. Willis

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


Valton Greer, 75, of Giddings, Texas and formely of Center, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in Giddings, Texas. He was born August 24, 1937 in Shelbyville, Texas and was the son of Leo Greer and Lorine Gaddis Greer. He was a retired welder.

Viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10am to 11am at St. John Baptist Church, Center, Tx prior to funeral services which will begin at 11am. Officiating will be Reverend Kibble and Evg. Rose Sims-Lee. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Center, Texas.

He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Rayford Greer and Prentice Greer.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Val Hunt (Lavell) of Nacogdoches
Jennifer Goodwin of Nacogdoches

Sons:
Dean Greer of Nacogdoches
Valton C. Greer of Cleveland, Texas

12 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

Brothers:
Weldon Greer Sr (Pat) of Center, Texas
James Greer of Center
Felton Greer, Sr of Giddings, Texas

Funeral services will be under the direction of Lang Funeral Home in Giddings and Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.


1/23/2013

Keilly Ciana Hoyt, 5 months old of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Mansfield, Louisiana with Rev. James Jenkins officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother: ShaKeitha Cartwright of Center
Father: Ellis Hoyt of Center

Brothers:
Destiny Jones of Washington D.C.
DeVincent Hoyt of Center
DeBreik Hoyt of Center
Keshun Hoyt of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Charvia Bell of Nacogdoches
Makenzie Mireles of Center
Jerlexis Hoyt of Center
Kenndie Mireles of Center
Marisha Lopaz of Center
Dominique Hoyt of San Antonio, TX
Makayla Cartwright of Center

Granparents:
Marilyn Fields of Center
Rev. James Jenkins of Center
Keith Cartwright of Shelbyville

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


Louise Guidry, 60 of Katy, Texas, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at her residence in Katy.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating, burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Louise was born August 11, 1952 in Shelby County to parents, Elmer Guidry & Cora Mae (Brittain) Guidry. She was a beautician.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Guidry & Cora Mae (Brittain) Cruse and
one sister, Peggy Windham.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Ray Floyd of Dallas

2 Sons:
Jerry Benoit & wife, Tara of Katy
Robert Bolton of Shelbyville

4 Grandchildren:
Zachary & Gracie Benoit
Jared & Shane Bolton

2 Brothers:
Harrell Guidry & wife, Karen of Groves
William Guidry & wife, Judy of Jasper

Pallbearers will be Johnny Brittain, George Windham, Franklin Doggett, Travis Munsinger,
Randy Battles & Phillip Campbell

Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Jackson, Michael Brittain, Davis Andy Brittain,
Jeff Smith, Brad Battles, Zachary Benoit, Jared Bolton & Shane Bolton

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


Cody Daniel Bush, 29, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 5, 1983 to Danny Paul and Brenda (Stephens) Bush. He was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. Cody loved hunting, trapping & working cows with his Papaw Steve.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Alfred Henry Bush and Mary Okum.

He is survived by:

Parents: Danny Paul & Brenda Bush of Center

Grandparents: Steve & Margie Stephens of Center

Sister: Wendy Bush Castleberry & husband, Andy of Longview

3 Nephews:
Cameron, Collin & Caden Castleberry of Longview

Aunt: Sheila Clark of Center

Uncle: Michael Henry Bush & wife, Joyce of Center

Cousins:
Michael Bush & wife, Nicole of Center
Lindsay Jackson & husband, Devin of Center
Randi Kay Clark Menzies & husband, Grant of Nacogdoches
Lindsey Clark Smith & husband, Jacob of Beckville
Dustin Clark of Center

Numerous Special Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Brandon Bailey, Michael Bush, Joseph Caldwell, Stacy Sanford, Lloyd Scates & Jacob Smith

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


1/22/2013

Wayne Powdrill, 68, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in San Augustine. He was born October 1, 1944 in Center to Levi Powdrill and Hollie Cole Powdrill. He was a member of Mt. Herman Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Lance Cypert officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Powdrill, Rance Powdrill, Craig Lawson, Ricky Fowler, Mark Davis and Jeff Davis.

He is survived by
Wife: Phyllis Powdrill of Center

Sons:
Rocky Powdrill of Lexington Park, Maryland
Rance Powdrill and wife, Anita of Shelbyville

Daughter: Kayla Griffith of Nacogdoches

Seven Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Brother: Charlie Powdrill of Nacogdoches

Sister: Pat Garrett and husband, Doug of Logansport, Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Jackie Powdrill of Mooringsport, Louisiana
Vel Head of Houston

Preceded in death by
Parents: Levi Powdrill and Hollie Cole Powdrill
Two Brothers: Melvin Powdrill and Pete Powdrill
One Infant Child

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


Charles Richard Hoyle, 67, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Hospice Home Place in Tyler.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 24, 1945 to Charles Robert and Lillian L. Ruth (Wolf) Hoyle. He served in the National Guards. He worked as a superintendent at Shelby County Forest Products.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, Charles Robert and Lillian L. Ruth (Wolf) Hoyle, Step-daughter, Tammy Lynn Goff.

He is survived by wife of 44 years: Lareeda “Bea” Hoyle of Center

Daughter:
Rachel E. Rodriguez & fiancé, Mike

2 Step-children:
Troy Scott Bradberry of Center
Dawn Leeds & husband, Stuart of Austin

Numerous Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

Sister: Judy Walker & husband, Jay of Tyler

3 Brothers:
Mike Hoyle
Bobby Hoyle
Johnny Hoyle

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


James Johnstone, 75, of Sante Fe New Mexico, passed away on January 3rd, 2013. He was born and raised in Center Texas, graduate d from Center High School in 1956 and Baylor University in Waco where he received a degree in Mathematics. He married Barbara Carey Johnstone, August 13th, 1960.

James enriched many lives and lived a very full life himself. He had several exciting careers that started with computers in the early 1960s that lead him to participating in the Gemini and Apollo Missions at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. This was followed by many years of international travel in the 1970s for IBM helping to deliver computer technology in Russia, China, Indonesia, and many other countries for the purpose of oil exploration. After a long career with IBM he retired and started a new career as a financial advisor for Smith Barney helping countless people manage and grow their portfolio. In addition, James became active in the film industry as an extra and was cast with a speaking part in the movie Wild Hogs earning him Screen Actors Guild (SAG) membership. In recent years James continued his film career but also volunteered with AARP for helping others file and maximize their tax returns. However his biggest success was his character, his friendship, his love and generosity he gave to his family and friends.

James is survived by his wife, Barbara Carey Johnstone and sons Grant and Kyle Johnstone as well as seven grandchildren (in order of age): Sarah (19); Adam (18); Ruth (12); Rachel (9); Luke (8); James (4); Paul (3).

Funeral arrangements will be held in Center Texas with visitation Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, 12:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home and a Service Jan. 27th, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow at Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

A memorial fund has been set up for James through the Shelby County Historical Commission. The Historical Commission will keep an account of all donations and acknowledge the donation with a receipt to the donor. These donations will be tax deductible up to a certain amount depending on the individual. If you wish to contribute in his memory, please make checks payable to Shelby County Historical Commission, PO BOX 623 Center, TX, 75935 with a note on the check stating: For James Lee Johnstone Memorial Fund.

James will be dearly missed; however, his love will live onwards through the memories and joy he so graciously gave to all of us.

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


1/21/2013

Richard Joseph Lerro Sr. died January 20, in Tyler, Texas, with family members by his side.

The World War II veteran was preparing for his 95th birthday at the time of his death. He witnessed most of the 20th century, surviving perils in childhood and in war, brushing history in 1963, and seeing half the world on an 8th grade education.

As a young boy he spent several years in an orphanage near Philadelphia. His grandmother, Justina Camarrota Lerro, found him and raised him in a family-owned butcher shop at 1024 South 9th Street in Philadelphias Little Italy neighborhood. He attended Our Lady of Good Counsel School, completing the 8th grade, and helped his uncles sell vegetables from carts in front of the butcher shop.

He married Caroline Fusco at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in 1939 and had a son in 1941 while working at the Pennsylvania Shipyards.

During World War II Lerro served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navys Construction Battalion, the Sea Bees. He was stationed in the Philippines, Japan, and finally in Attu, Alaska, where he would occasionally wave to Soviet submariners who surfaced off the coastline to lie on deck sunning themselves.

He remained in the Navy Reserves, visiting Boston, Cuba, and Italy. Later in life he would say, By the time I was 40 I had seen half the world.

After the Navy, while serving as a Harris County Sheriffs Deputy in Houston, he met another young divorcee, Myrtle Lee Metcalf. He liked Italian operas. She preferred country music. They wed in 1955 and moved to Dallas where they had a son in 1958. Myrtle launched the Household Employment Agency and Rick worked as a maintenance man for Standard Brands Foods and St. Regis Paper Company. He remained a part-time butcher throughout his adult life.

In the early 1960s the Lerros were featured in Life magazine when their pet alligators got loose and roamed their Dallas neighborhood. Dallas soon passed an exotic pets ordinance.

In 1963 he and his wife were interviewed by FBI agents following the Kennedy assassination after agents discovered that the Lerros were close friends and business associates of Jack Ruby, who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald. While in prison Ruby corresponded with the Lerros, once writing that his murder of Oswald was a spur of the moment decision and not pre-meditated.

In 1968 Lerro was diagnosed with colorectal cancer which was surgically removed and never returned.

Lerros first marriage to Caroline Fusco ended in divorce, however, the two remained friends until her death.

Richard Joseph Lerro is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Myrtle Lerro and his daughter Betty Powell. He is survived by sons Richard Joseph Lerro, Jr. and his wife Judy of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Richard Marcus Lerro and his spouse Terrence Onderick of Washington, D.C., his granddaughter and caretaker, Jackie Cannon and her husband Kyle of Tyler, Texas. His surviving grandchildren are Robert Lerro and his wife Cheryl, and Julie Williams and husband Lawrence of Florida, Stephen Lerro and wife Phylis of Tennessee, and Ashley David Harmon and wife Rachel of Texas. Great grandchildren include Jonathan Cannon, Michael Cannon, Karl Cannon, Mason Harmon, Jacob Harmon, Ashlyn Harmon, Billie Lerro, Tyler Williams, Brianna Williams, Aaron Lerro, Corey Lerro, Sarah Lerro, Collin Lerro, and Kathryn Lerro. Great-great grandchildren include Siearra Cannon and Cauline Cannon, and surviving his son-in-law is Jerry Powell of San Augustine.

A private wake is planned for the residents and staff of Providence Park Rehabilitation Center in Tyler. A private funeral mass is planned at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chandler, Texas.

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


1/20/2013

William Rial “Bill” Taylor, Sr., 84, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Garrison, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Garrison, TX, with Rev. John McGuire officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, January 21, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born May 19, 1928, in Timpson, TX, William Rial “Bill” Taylor, Sr., was the son of the late Thomas Edgar “Ed” Taylor and Harriett Cassie Clements Taylor. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and Stephen F. Austin State University and served his country in the U.S. Army. He and Charlotte McMillan of Garrison were married August 23, 1949, and enjoyed fifty-one years together until her death on January 01, 2001. Bill then moved from Timpson to Garrison to be near his sons.

Bill Taylor truly loved his hometown of Timpson. After teaching math in several East Texas schools, he returned to Timpson in the mid 1950’s to work for his dad and in 1959, he became a licensed funeral director. Bill also owned and operated Bill’s Hardware in Timpson. In 1967 he bought the funeral home and spent the next 40 years serving the families of Timpson. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church, Timpson, a member of the board of trustees of Timpson Independent School District, charter member of Timpson Quarterback Club, and a member of American Legion Post 90 of Timpson.

Bill’s great joy was his family. He enjoyed time spent on his farm in the Rose Hill community, especially deer hunting with his sons and their friends. Good times were also enjoyed at the fish camp on the Sabine River.

Surviving Bill are sons William Rial Taylor, Jr. and wife Cindy of Garrison and Bret Taylor of Garrison; also former daughter-in-law Rachelle Taylor of Dayton, TX; grandchildren: William Rial Taylor, III, and wife Taryn, Chase and wife Abby, Rialie Jo, Bret Clements, Jr. “BC.”, Dylan, Toby, Roxie, and Sage Taylor; step grandchildren: Brandi Eddings and husband Nash and Kyle Lee and and wife Brooke; great grandchildren: Kinleigh and Charlee Taylor and another one on the way; and step great grandchildren: Averi and Maddi Eddings.

In addition to his parents, Bill Taylor was preceded in death by wife Charlotte McMillan Taylor, and brother Thomas E. “Ted” Taylor.

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


1/19/2013

Steve Walker, 62, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born August 20, 1950 in Dallas to Louis Jack Walker and Betty Joyce Clarkson Walker.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. There will be no funeral services.

He is survived by
Wife: Delmar Walker of Center

Son: Brandon Walker of Tenaha

Daughters:
Sunshine Haley and husband Joey of Joaquin
Haley Ott and husband, Chris of Converse, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Stephen Walker
Alexis Haley
Chase Haley
Cameron Ott
Caleb Ott

Stepdaughters:
Brandy Whittington of Center
Shelby Whittington of Center
Toni Whittington of Center

Step Grandchildren:
Kamden Whittington, Johnny Ikner V, Aliannah Whitehead, Jerry Akins III, Kayden Whittington

Father: Louis Jack Walker of Dallas

Sister: Joan Roberts and husband, Rodney of Dallas

Brother: Ben Walker of Dallas

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Mother: Betty Joyce Walker
Stepmother: Nelda Walker
Grandmother: Gladys Biggars

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


B.B. (Bittie) Askew, 98, of Vidor, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Port Arthur. He was born January 13, 1915 in Center to Buford B. Askew Sr. and Lola Hagler Askew. Mr. Askew served in the Civil Service at Pearl Harbor during WWII. He later retired from Texaco in Port Arthur. Mr. Askew was of the Church of Christ faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by
Sons:
Jerry Askew of Fannett
Jack Askew and wife, Bettyof Vidor

Stepchildren:
Jan Fortune
Becky Devillier
Spud Devillier

Daughter: Mary Beth Harris of Nederland

Brother: Vernon Askew of Nederland

Sisters:
Myrline Bradshaw of Center
Edna Hardy of Henderson

Seven Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

The family of Mr. Agnew thanks everyone at Cypress Glenn Nursing Home for caring for our Dad for the last two years. Also a special thanks to Kelly and the staff of New Century Hospice.

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


G.B. Williams, Jr., 57, of Center, passed away Dallas, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Doctor’s Hospital in Dallas. He was born August 12, 1955 in Center to G.B. Williams and Lola Mae Barnfield. Mr. Williams was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Salem Cemetery.

He is survived by
Dad: Lee James Barnfield

Sisters:
Loyce Elaine and husband, Ronnie Belanger of Center
Helen Louise and husband, David Ratliff of Ft. Worth
Glenda Kay Ray and special friend, Tommy Skeeters of Center
Mary Jane and Robert Boren of Dallas

Brother: Albert Lee and Alice Barnfield of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Laurisa and husband, Michael McGuffin
David Williams
Tanya Williams
Joey Belanger and wife, Kathy
Rebecca Haley and husband, David
William Smith and wife, Abbey
Leland Cashion and wife, Tabitha
Rachael Cashion
Misty Simmons
Becky Jacks
Chris Simmons and wife, Carol
Michael Simmons and wife, Sara
Brandy, Jennifer and Clayton Barnfield
Laila Boren
Zachary Boren

Great nieces and nephews:
Beyonkia, Susan, Mikey and Tommy McGuffin
Annabelle and Miranda Smith
Kassidy McKinney
Lauren and Morgan Haley
Aubrea, Hunter, Raven, Cierra, Joel and Gabrieal Cashion
Danny and Maylin
Crystal, Kevin, Ashleigh and RJ Simmons
Nick Simmons
Bekka, Christian, Devin and Fray Jacks
Janessa
Brianna, Logan and Makenna Simmons

Preceded in death by:
Father: G.B. Williams
Mother: Lola Mae Barnfield
Brothers: Oliver George Williams and Joel Eugene Marty
Sister: Linda Fay Cashion
Niece: Beyonkia McGuffin

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


Funeral services for Mark David Bennecke, 51 of Sulphur Springs, were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Tiemeyer officiating. A private family interment was held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Patroon Cemetery in Shelbyville under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home. Pallbearers were John Sellers, Bill Hardage, Doug Williams, Mark Chadwell, Todd Williams, Jr., and Curry Dawson.

Mark passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born on November 20, 1961 in Chicago, IL, the son of David Bennecke and Joan York Wolff. Mark married Tammy Kay Williams Bennecke. She survives. He and his wife owned La Pooch Pet Resort in Sulphur Springs.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:

Parents, David Bennecke of Las Vegas, NV and Joan York Wolff of Dixon, IL

Sons:
Mark David Bennecke II of Wheaton, IL
Austin Leigh Bennecke of Sterling, IL
Jarred Cole Bennecke of Schumburg, IL

Step-son, Derrek Cooper of Mineola, TX

Brothers:
Todd Wolff of Dixon, IL
Scott Wolff of Third Lake, IL

Sisters:
Vicki Hager of Rock Falls, IL
Dawn May of Marseilles, IL
Wendy Bennecke Lee of Las Vegas, NV

Grandchild, Gentri Mae Cooper of Mineola

He was the son-in-law of Ray and Kathy Williams.

Prior to owning the La Pooch Pet Resort, Mark served as general manager for WAHL Corp., Animal Products Division winning many awards to show for his work in the business. He moved to Texas to fulfill a dream to have a 5 star pet resort and spa. He accomplished this in 5 years since starting the business. He was so proud of their facility and the work he was doing. He loved his patrons and considered each dog as part of the family. His smile and outgoing personality will be missed by many.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com and Local graveside services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center Texas.


1/18/2013

Funeral services for Alta Milford Hudson, 94, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at Corinth Church. Mrs. Hudson passed away Friday, January 18, 2013, in Garrison, TX.

Born July 13, 1918, in the Corinth Community near Timpson, TX, Alta Milford Hudson was the daughter of the late Flem and Annie (Bussey) Milford. She was married to the late Lester Hudson, and they owned and operated Fat’s Tackle Box in Timpson for many years. She was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church and spent much of her time caring for her family and friends.

Survivors include nephews Howell Glen Hudson of Timpson, Mike Hudson of Nacogdoches, and Joseph Hudson of Louisiana; nieces Gwen Billingsley, Cindy Summers, and Sharon Samford, all of Timpson, Ginger Voorheese of Tyler, and Joyce Scott of Garrison, TX; and numerous cousins and other relatives.

Alta Hudson was preceded in death by parents Flem and Annie Milford, husband Lester Hudson, son Harold Ray Hudson, and brother Johnny Milford.

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


Mildred Pinkston, 90, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 26, 1922 in Cushing, Texas to Henry and Villa (Richardson) Cariker. She was a graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University where she received a teaching degree. Mrs. Pinkston was an elementary teacher for CISD for many years, later being employed at The Champion Newspaper and she was also the author of several books detailing the history of Shelby County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and attended the Rachel Sunday Class and also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Villa Cariker, Husband, Bob Pinkston, Son, Bobby Pinkston and Sister, Lois Land.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Don Pinkston & wife, Karen of Waskom
Jerry Pinkston & wife, Barbara of Center

Daughter:
Sharon Pinkston Roberts of Nacogdoches

10 Grandchildren:
Robert Neal Pinkston, Jr.
Brad Pinkston
Ryan Pinkston
Ben Pinkston
Richard Pinkston
Austin Roberts
Blake Pinkston
Jordan Pinkston
Lexie Roberts
Stephanie Pinkston Cobb

5 Great Grandchildren

Pallbearers will be all of her Grandsons

In lieu of flowers, family ask that donations be made to the Roughrider Scholarship Fund

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


Carolyn Jackson, 60, of Center, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born March 4, 1952 in the Possum Trot Community of Shelby County to Preston Weeks and Gertrude Gladys Metcalf Weeks. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Jackson, Sammy Jackson, Mike Powdrill, James Lee, Douglas Jackson and Ray Jackson.

She is survived by
Husband: O’Neal Jackson of Center

Sons:
Joseph Schillings of Center
Anthony Schillings and wife, Tiffany of Center
Raul Schillings of Center
Phillip Jackson of Center

Daughters:
Karrie Dena Yanes of Center
Michelle Redmon and husband, Kenneth of Center
Angie Bridges of Center

Grandchildren:
Alexis Marie Schillings
Jaden Yanes
Daylon Fountain
Brianna Redmon
Brant Redmon
Calista Robles
Bethany Bridges

Brother: Roy Weeks and wife, Faye of Center

Sister: Frances Fountain of Lufkin

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Preston Weeks
Mother: Gertrude Gladys Schillings

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


1/17/2013

Funeral service for Ollie A. Price will be held 10 AM Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Rose-Neath Chapel in Logansport, La. with Rev. George ‘Butch’ Rogers officiating. Graveside service will be held 3 PM Saturday in Tidwell Cemetery in Kelly, La. Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5 PM until 8 PM in the funeral home.

Mrs. Price, 75, of DeBerry, Tx. Passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in Center, TX.

Preceding Mrs. Price in death are, husband, A. J. Price, Sr.; grandchildren, David Wayne Price and Lisa Gail Franks; sister, Rachel Johnson; parents, Benjamin Neal and Ollie Graham Williams.

Those left to cherish her memory are, sons, Charlie Franks, Foster Franks and wife Teresa, David Franks and wife Lisa, Donald Franks, and A. J. Price III; daughters, Judy Smith, Opal Franks, and Alma Simmons and husband Matt; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Williams, Donald Williams, and Neal Williams, Jr.; sister, Patsy Curtis.

Honoring Mrs. Price as pallbearers will be John Eric Head, James Garrett, William Anding, Velton Thomas, Ricky Earl Williams, and Matt Simmons.

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


Mr. W.R. Langston, age 88, passed from this life on Sunday, Jauary 13, 2013, in Houston.

W.R. was born to Elma (Lakey) Langston and Jewel Langston on January 20, 1924, in Port Arthur, Texas. He served in the United States Air Force as a Instructor, and was employed as a Pilot working for Corporate and the Saudi Arabian Airlines, and TWA Airlines. He was a member of the Church of Christ in League City.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Glynn Langston officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

His survivors include: Wife, Bettye Langston of Kemah; Daughter, Marla Langston Maudlin and her husband, Johnny of the Bahamas and Kemah; Son, Glynn Langston and his wife, Ann of Ireland, and Lafayette, LA; Grandchildren, Nicholas Maudlin, Noah Reed Maudlin, Audre Langston, and Lauren Elise Langston, along with a great-grandchild, Parker Maudlin.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials/donations be made to: Insight International, (A Ministry to the Blind), P.O. Box 730, Carencro, LA 70520.

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


Funeral services for Emmarie Dawn Adams, 7, and her baby sister, Chloe Elizabeth Adams, 5, both of Mt. Pleasant, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Mays officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Ridge Cemetery.

Emmarie was born on August 11, 2005, and Chloe was born on May 15, 2007, both in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to their parents, Richard Adams and Dawn Wiggins Adams. They both are resting in their Lord and Savior’s arms in Heaven.

Emmarie was a princess. She loved playing dress up in the pretty princess clothes, tiaras, jewelry and shoes. She liked playing with the fairy tale carriage and horse, the life size dolls and everything else from the princess collection. She was a unique 2nd grader who had a wonderful imagination. Emmarie had made her profession of faith at a young age. She liked listening to contemporary praise and worship music with Lydia Stanley being her favorite artist. Emmarie also loved for her daddy to sing her some of her favorite Christian songs and enjoyed her dance classes and the friends she had made there.

Chloe aka Coco-Roo was considered the little monkey. She was full of life, preferring to run instead of walk, loved to climb, jump, swing, twirl and all other activities that little girls love to do. Her Papaw Adams actually taught her to spell her first word, which was WALK. She was very strong willed and liked to boss her big sister. Chloe loved her big sister and did everything she did. She loved dolls and stuffed animals and enjoyed dance class with Emmarie.

Both girls were home schooled and attended Sunday school classes at Trinity Baptist Church.
Emmarie and Chloe are survived by their parents, Richard and Dawn Adams of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; their grandparents, Melvin and Jean Adams of Nacogdoches; great-grandmothers, Opal Adams and Pauline Hicks; and one uncle, Ken Adams; and aunt and uncle, Ralph and Darlene Hicks of Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Tucker, Bruce Huber, Frank Adams, Jack Thrapp, Daniel Alvarenga, Rick Autrey, Carl Partin and James Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons and the Elders of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations in Emmarie and Chloe’s names to Gaurranty Bond Bank, C/O Trinity Baptist Church, PO Box 1158, Mount Pleasant, Texas 75476, in the name of Dawn Adams family.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, from 5-7 PM at Laird Funeral Home.

To convey condolence, sign the online register book or make memorial donations, please log onto www.lairdfh.net.


Gwendolyn Yvette Hightower, 45 of Garrison, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. She was born December 11, 1967 in Houston, Texas to A.J. Hightower and Jessie Peterson Hightower. She was of the baptist faith.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1pm at Mt. Mariah Church in Garrison wtih Pastors L.V. Norman and James Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Mariah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by:
Uncle and Aunt: Ozine and Dorothy Roberts of Garrison, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends

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


1/16/2013

Emma Candace Milford was born in Alto, Texas on December 23, 1915 to Sidney Marvin Ramsey and Florence Valeta Hearne Ramsey. The Lord called her home on January 15, 2013 at the age of ninety-seven.

Emma was one of nine children: Lavennia, or Sis as she was called, Roy, Troy, James, Grace, Avis, Margie, and Alma. Sis’ daughter, Betty, lived with the family her entire childhood and was more like a sister than a niece.

Emma married Arthur Milford March 1, 1934 and they spent 57 years together until the Lord called Arthur home October, 1991. They had three living children, James Harold, Linda and Judy. Glenda being the first was stillborn. They had eight grandchildren: Ricky, Tracy, Darren, Marty, Tammy, Jeff, Stephen and Nathan. Emma’s children are so proud of having been raised by Christian parents who carried them to church and taught them to love and trust in the Lord.

After Arthur’s death, Emma moved from the farm to the senior apartments in town. Here she spent the next ten years living next to other seniors who became her dear friends. They enjoyed sharing their baked goods and working their flower gardens and just visiting with each other. Emma suffered a broken hip and was out for a while, but soon came back doing what she loved best, cooking and sharing with the ones who were shut in. She went back to picking up their mail and taking it to them. She was active until her late eighties, and still attending the Shady Grove Methodist Church until she fractured her back and spent the rest of her life in a nursing home.

If Emma had a hobby, I guess it was cooking. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed sharing her baked goods with friends and family. You were always welcome at her table, if for a meal or just some good homemade cookies or pie. She always said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” and that she did. She gave of herself and her love all the days of her life. I think it would be safe to say she left this world loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include son James H. Milford and wife Jean of Longview, TX; daughters Linda Askins and husband Charles of Timpson and Judy Ramsey husband Ken of Timpson; grandchildren: Ricky, Tracy, Darren, Marty, Tammy, Jeff, Stephen and wife Chrissy, and Nathan and wife Hannah; great grandchildren: Conner, Dustin, Amanda and husband Val, Cody and wife Ciara, Chris, Blake, David, Doug, Gunnar, Gavin, Morgan, Paige, Taylor, David, and Tristan; great great grandson Trip.

Also surviving are sisters Margie Childs and husband Terrell, Avis Stamps, and Alma Bridwell; niece Betty Parker; sisters-in-law Jackie Ramsey and Carmen Milford; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 9:30 AM on Thursday and continue until service time.

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


C. D. Youngblood, 77, of Stephenville passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 in Stephenville.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Holleman officiating.

C. D. was born June 29, 1935 in Center, Texas to the late Arthur D. and Cora McKenzie Youngblood. He married Jennie Lee Tidwell on January 13, 1973 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. C. D. and Jennie Lee owned and operated Jennie Lee Catfish Restaurant in Stephenville from 1985 until 1997. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and has lived in Stephenville since 1985; moving here from Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Survivors include his wife, Jennie Lee; siblings, Steve and Sandra Youngblood of San Marcos, Eula and Jerry Hendricks of Navasoto, and Doug and Bess Youngblood of Center; children, Belinda Blasing of Norwalk, Wisconsin, Teresa Flood of Ozark, Missouri, Terry Cline of Dublin, TX, and Salena Shaw of Dublin, TX; grandchildren, Corey Cline, Makayla Matzen, Dustin Cline, Tyler Tackett, Tanner Shaw, Terrell Shaw, and Tesara Flood; and five great grandchildren

Besides his parents, C. D. was preceded in death by four brothers, Everett, John, Roy, and Dowell Youngblood.

Family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Scott and White Emory Bellard ALS Clinic at www.sw.org/sites/developement.

Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.


1/15/2013

James Doyle Folsom, 65, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 4, 1947 in Center to Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom. Mr. Folsom was a Vietnam War Veteran.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn presiding.

Honorary pallbearer will be Verlon Luman.

He is survived by

Daughters:
Jamie Collins of Burleson
Carrie Bowen of The Woodlands

Son: Jim Folsom of Burleson

Eight Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Mother: Vastine Folsom of Center

Brother: Randy Folsom of Center

Sister: Carolyn Shaw of Plano

He is preceded in death by
Father: Daniel Folsom, Sr.
Brothers: Larry Folsom and Daniel Folsom

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


James Ray "Rough House" Beard, 63, of Garrison, Texas passed away January 14, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. He was born November 9, 1949 to Arvin Taylor Beard and Odra Burgay Beard. He was a truck driver and a member of Cold springs Baptist Church.

Family and friends visitation will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 10am to 11am at Garrison Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will be at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Lisa Trader and husband Gary of Magnolia, Texas

Son: Jim McDaniel of Alabama

Granddaughter: Kodi Trader of Magnolia, Texas

Grandson: Gage McDaniel

Sister: Bobbie Watson of Eunice, LA

Brothers:
Leo "Biggen" Beard of Garrison, Texas
Smoky Beard of Garrison, Texas
Sandy Beard and wife Teresa of Tenaha, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, 3 sisters: Mildred Droddy, Gwendolyn McNamana, Glenda Faye Mackey.

Pallbearers:
Gary Trader, Greg Murdock, Gerald Mackey, Charles Mackey, Ronald Mackey, and Blake Beard.

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


Funeral services for Margie Hemphill Pierce, 76, of Frankston, Texas will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:00pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Logansport, LA. Rev. Jeff Spring will officiate. Interment will follow in the O.E. Price Cemetery.

Margie was born in Chase, LA on August 22, 1936. She entered into rest at Frankston Healthcare Center on January 13, 2013.

She was preceded in death by husband Lawrence Oneal Pierce, Sr.; son Lawrence Oneal Pierce, Jr.; granddaughter Cassie Pierce; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons Tommy Pierce and wife Tina of Grandberry, Texas, Rickey Pierce of Joaquin, Texas; daughters Kathy Seago and husband Cecil of Palestine, Texas, Lisa May and husband James of Joaquin, Texas; sister Betty Rose Stakeley of Stonewall, Louisiana; and numerous grandchildren.

Honoring her as pallbearers will be Titus Harvey, Daniel Webster, Darrel Webster, Lawrence Pierce, Sam Caston, Wesley Caston, Dillion Eddington, Tyler Pate, Nathan Caston, and James Caston. Honorary pallbearers will be Isaih Caston and Josh Sterling.


1/10/2013

Mildred “Cricket” Cockrell Sechler, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at Christus Schumpert Highland in Shreveport, Louisiana.  She was born July 30, 1932 in Joaquin Tx to William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Hooper Cockrell.  She was a member of Lydia Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Wes Lewis, Rodney Luman, Adam Wiley, Jason Davis, Randal Eaves and Sammy O’Rear. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jonathan Wiley.

She is survived by
Husband: Oren C. Sechler of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Linda Darnell Shy and husband, Perry of Dallas
Shirley Evon Lewis of Port Arthur

Son:
Charles Anthony Sechler and wife, Marilyn of Douglass

Grandchildren:
Wesley Lewis
April Lewis Luman
Adam Wiley
Jonathan Wiley
Felicia Davis

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Dovie L. Sholar of Shelbyville
Sally Furlow and husband, Jake of Huxley

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Hopper Cockrell
Three Brothers: T.P. Cockrell, Billy Mac Cockrell, William Cockrell
One Sister: Frances Wagstaff
Infant child: Baby Ricks

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


Paralee Evans, age 83, of Fairfield, passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Fairfield in Freestone Co.

Paralee was born March 21, 1929 in Pert, TX Anderson Co. She was the Daughter of Henry U. Champion and Minnie Alma Ferguson Champion.

Ms. Evans was an officer manager for Lee Optical in the Richmond/Rosenberg TX area. After she retired in 1984 she and her husband T.J. Evans moved back to her home in San Augustine where she worked for the San Augustine ISD. She later moved to Lufkin. She loved gardening, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and most of all, being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Funeral Services will be held on 3 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

She is survived by Sons: Jerry Allen and wife Susan New Ulm, MN; John Allen and wife Karen Gilmer, TX; Phillip Allen and wife Carolyn Community of Freestone, TX; and David Allen and wife Patsy Austin, TX; Step-Children: Pat Evans, Becky Lasher, Marla Brophy, and Cody Evans; 8 grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents; 3 Husbands: Horace Hubert Allen, Gail Christian, and T.J. Evans; Daughter and Son-in-law: Diane Allen Stevens and Thomas Stevens; Siblings: Lillian Dabbs, Dorothy Bishop, DeeAlva Boles, Noah Champion, Thomas Champion, Bertha Cook, Bryant Champion, Carl Champion, and Robert Champion; Great-granddaughters: Mykayla Grace Allen and Claire Signe Allen.

Prior to death she was a resident of the Bradford House Assisted Living Home in Gilmer, TX and then moved to Fairfield Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be Saturday evening, January 12, 2013, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

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


Hicks Mortuary and Walker Funeral Home of Baytown are announcing funeral services for, Mrs. Yvonne Marilyn Morris, Davis (92) of Houston, Texas, died at her home on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Mrs. Davis’ services will be Saturday, January 12, 2013, at University Christian Church on Southmore in Houston, Texas, at 10:00am.

Among local services are: nephews Travis Morris of Center, Elma Ray Roberts of Timpson, and niece Lena Mae Williams of Timpson, Texas.

Burial will be at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas, around 4pm.

Local services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary.


Funeral services for Mr. Joe “Road Hog” Harrison, 59 of the Old Center Community of Panola County, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chester Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in Adams Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Harrison died Monday, January 7, 2013 at his home in Old Center.

Mr. Freddie Joe Harrison was born November 13, 1953 in Shelby County, Texas to Fred and Anna Frances Sirman Harrison. He attended Logansport schools and was a longtime truck driver for Sand Hill. “Road Hog”, as he was known to his friends, enjoyed hunting, riding his 4-wheelers, motorcycles and spending time with his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents; Ted and Mary Harrison and Henry and Addie Sirman.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his father, Fred Harrison of Galloway; daughters, Katrina Lyn Keith of Kilgore and Miranda Jo Edmondson and husband Bobby of Kilgore; sons, Dustin Harrison and fiancé Amber Dyson of Carthage, and Justin “Dutch” Harrison of Lake Murvaul; brother, Wayne Harrison and wife Bobby of Deadwood; sisters, Betty Britt and husband David of Antioch and Dianna Harrison of Tatum; grandchildren, Kortney Thomas, Clayton Keith, Braden Edmondson and Mason Edmondson; step-grandchildren, Layton Pittman, Logan Edmondson and Lane Edmondson, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Special thanks to Larry Joe Eaves for his love and concern for our family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Harrison, Jason Harrison, Mitch Harrison, Davy Hartley, Richard Newman, Danny Pierce and David Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Smith, Sam Swint, Bo Hughes and Sheldon Trammell.

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


Berta Daurine Babek, 93, of Tenaha, passed away January 9, 2013, resting comfortably. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas, followed by graveside services at Ramah Baptist Church.

She was born May 31, 1919, in Cisco, Texas. She was preceded in death by her son Lamoin and her daughter Patricia. She is survived by her daughter Terry Woodruff and son-in-law Richard; her two grandsons, Stephen Brown, and Spencer Brown and his wife, Rebecca; two great grandchildren, David and Sarah; and two great-great grandchildren, Jayden and Payton.

She has been a resident of Tenaha for over 50 years and was well known for her chocolate chip cookies, which she often delivered to brighten peoples’ days. Berta tried to make every person she met feel like a friend. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends.

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


Fern Bruner Bush died at age 98, in Ruston, Louisiana, on January 8, 2013 Born in Smith County Texas, on February 26, 1914, she was the daughter of Elzy Bruner and Myrtle Hollis Bruner, the fourth of seven children. Her three brothers and three sisters have all predeceased her.

Growing up in Mineola, Texas, in a large family with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins nearby, she developed a love of family, family gatherings, and an interest in people. Her marriage to Haley Bush, who she called "Bush," brought her into another large and extended East Texas family that she enjoyed throughout her life. They built a home in Mineola, and their three children, two daughters and a son, were born there. When her husband's job transfers required moving, first to Longview, Texas, and then to Shreveport, Louisiana, she welcomed the moves, and settled into a life focused on home and family, church, and friends. She liked to cook, and her peach cobblers, in particular, were generally acknowledged to be "the best ever." Shortly before his retirement, her husband became ill and she became a widow at age 52, just one month before the birth of her first grandchild.

With the encouragement of friends, she worked as a sales person in locally-owned shops, first in women's clothing and then jewelry. She often filled spare time with projects that ranged from refinishing furniture to quilting and other needlework. But one of her greatest pleasures was rocking her grandchildren and great grandchildren when they were babies, and she took advantage of many opportunities to do that. Eventually, she moved to Van, Texas, to be near her sisters, and later as her health declined, to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and then to Ruston, Louisiana, where she had the help of her daughters and son.

In spite of her memory loss and declining health, she kept some of her quick wit and sense of humor. At a celebration of her 98th birthday, for example, when a daughter asked if she knew how old she was, she said, "No' When asked if she would like to be told, she said, "Yes, Very quietly!"

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson and a visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the funeral service at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson.

She is survived by three children, five granddaughters, and twelve great-grandchildren: Beverly Bush
Patterson and her husband Dan, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and their daughters, Heather Boggs of
Cary, North Carolina; Holly O'Neill and her husband Sean of Boca Raton, Florida; Stacie Dietsch and her
husband Peter of Midland, TX and Shelley Hinkle and her husband John of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; her son Jere Bruner Bush of Gun Barrel City, Texas; and her daughter Suzanne Bush Rainer and her husband Joe, of Ruston, Louisiana, and their daughter Haley Holder and her husband Dominik of Gloster, Louisiana. great- grandchildren: Alissa and Abby Boggs; Emily an James O'Neill; Stephen, Timothy, Lydia, and Titus Dietsch; Maxwell, Oliver, and Evelyn Hinkle; and E. J. Holder, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com


1/09/2013

Funeral services for Lucille Davis, 81, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 12, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Richerson officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mrs. Davis passed away Wednesday, January 09, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born April 12, 1931, in Timpson, TX, Lucille Hailey Davis was the daughter of the late James and I. O. (Crawford) Hailey. She and John L. Davis were married February 18, 1950, in Timpson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Each summer she enjoyed attending the Mt. Olive Cemetery Homecoming. The true joy in her life were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include daughter Linda Solice and husband Jerry of Timpson; sons James Davis of Houston and Jeffrey Davis and wife Bamba of Hazen, AR; grandchildren John Solice and wife Katrina of Timpson, Wanda Arvello and husband Danny of Timpson, Jodi Robinson of Shepherd, TX., Josh Davis of Shepherd, TX., and Ashley Elliott and husband Daniel of Magnolia, AR; great grandchildren Haleigh and Jaren Solice, Nicholas, Natalie and Noah Arvello, Johnny and Addison Robinson, Kaylin Davis and Madison Elliott; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Lucille Davis was preceded in death by husband John L. Davis, parents James and I.O. Hailey, grandsons Jason Solice and Cory Davis and 8 siblings.

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


Funeral Services for Ms. Marinda Wilson (53) of Timpson, Texas will be Saturday, January 12, at 2pm. Ms. Wilson’s services will be at First United Smyrna Baptist Church, with Minister Derrick Rhodes officiating. Ms. Wilson died at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Survivors are:

Mother: Christopher Williams of Ardmore Oklahoma

Sons:
Chris Wilson of Houston, Texas
Cory Wilson of Timpson, Texas

Daughters:
Bobbie Wilson of Hutto, Texas
Kay Wilson of Timpson, Texas

Brothers:
Eddie Wilson of Birmingham, Alabama
Jereal Wayne Bruton of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Terry Wilson of Birmingham Alabama

Visitation will be at 1st United Smyrna Baptist Church from 7-9pm on Friday, January 11, 2013. Burial will be at Timpson City Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Services under direction of Hicks Mortuary.


1/08/2013

Mrs. Perlie Mae Gossett, 81, of Timpson, Texas passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2012 10am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Zwolle, Louisiana with interment to follow in Garden Memories Cemetery, Zwolle, LA. Pastor Claude Carter will officiate.

She is survived by:

Son, Allen Gossett of Timpson, Texas and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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


Funeral services were held for Mrs. JoAnn Rector Wisener, 78, of Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 10:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Sevar and Dr. David Holder officaiting. Burial followed at Douglass Cemetery.

Mrs. Wisener was born on August 2, 1934, in Douglass, Texas to the late A.J. Rector and Delilah Coats Rector. She passed away on January 7, 2013, in Nacogdoches.

 

 


Glenda Ellison Hewitt, 75 of Pittsburg, Texas passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at ETMC in Pittsburg, Texas. She was born January 3, 1937 in Camp County, Texas to Meredit Ellison and Sarah Foncie Julian Ellison. She was retired from the USDA after 40 years of service.

Memorial services were held Friday, January 4, 2013 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg, Texas.

Surivors include:

Sons:
Anthony Martin of Cypress, Texas
Richard Martin of Bedford, Texas

Daughters:
Lesa Farthing of Magnolia, Texas
Suann Lilly of Jasper

8 Grandchildren and 11 Great grandchildren

Brothers:
Tommy Ellison of Pittsburg
Philip Ellison of Pittsburg

Sisters:
Marianne Greathouse of Pittsburg
Sara Wilson of Tulso, OK
Judy Ellison of San Antonion, Texas
Pam Assunto of Houston

And numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by Bill Hewitt, parents Meredit Ellison and Sarah Foncie Julian Ellison, and daughter Bobbie Hewitt.

Memorial may be made to your local SPCA or any local animal shelter.

Services were under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home in Pittsburg, Texas.


1/07/2013

Funeral services for Wendell Jewell Scott, 60, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Scott passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, in Timpson.

Born June 24, 1952, in Jasper, TX, Wendell Scott was the son of the late Alvin E. “Bo” Scott and Joyce Keating Scott. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1971 and served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He and Thelma Hutto were married on March 29, 1975, in Timpson. Wendell worked for many years as a foreman with Southern Pacific Railroad.

Survivors include his wife Thelma Hutto Scott of Timpson; mother Joyce Keating Scott of Garrison, TX; daughter Wendy Coats and husband James of Nacogdoches, TX; granddaughter Kinley Marie Coats of Nacogdoches; nieces Kristi Grogan of Corpus Christi and Karla Leslie of Tyler; and nephew Phillip Cross of Tennessee.

Wendell Scott was preceded in death by father Alvin “Bo” Scott and sister Veronica Cross.

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


Lloyd Gene Melton, 75, of Center, Texas passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Tyler, Texas. He was born May 13, 1938 in Houston, Texas to A.D. Melton and Roberta Chandler Melton. He was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 from 4:30 to 6pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11am at Tennessee Presbyterian Church with interment to follow at Old Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife: Janice Dawing Melton of Center, Texas

Mother: Roberta Melton of Conroe, Texas

Sons:
Kevin Melton and wife Nicole of Wimberly, Texas
Keith Melton and wife Meagan of St. Johns, Florida

Step Daughter: Sheryll Estes of Spring, Texas

Step Son: Duane Dawing of Whitehall, New York

Brother: Mike Melton and wife Phyllis of Garrison, Texas

4 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren

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


James L. Humphries, 95, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating and Eulogy by Bill Stegall. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 4, 1917 in Shelby County to Joe and Ovilla (Watson) Humphries. He served in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a road construction contractor in South Texas until he retired in 1970 and moved back to his hometown in Center, Texas where he began to work in the poultry and ranching industry until 1985. He and his wife, Marie loved traveling all over the world, among those includes Alaska, Canada & many National Parks all over the US.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joe and Ovilla Humphries, Wife, Marie Wiggins Humphries, Sister, Vera Mae Keith and Brother, Alton Humphries.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Marie Clark Humphries of Center

Son:
James “Jay” Humphries, Jr. & wife, Miki of San Antonio

Grandchildren:
Shari O’Brien & husband, Larry of San Antonio
Suzanne Hogan & husband, Michael Bill of San Antonio
Oscar O. Pena & wife, Doreen of Laredo
Karl Pena of Laredo

Great Grandchildren:
Maude & Ruby O’Brien
Julia Hogan
Nicolas, Ever, Cristo & David

Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Special Family Friends:
Bill & Judy Stegall of Center

Pallbearers: Zachary Crawford, Christopher Crawford, Leroy Watson, Bill Stegall, Larry O’Brien & Michael Bill Hogan

Honorary Pallbearers: Randy Hughes, Ronnie Hughes & Larry Crawford

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


Michael Lane Cox, 41, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.

He was born on December 7, 1971, to his parents, Lane Cox and Carolyn Meador Cox.

Michael was married to his wife Kimberly Birdwell Cox for 22 years. Together they had two children, Kailyan Laine Cox, 16, and Kade Michael Cox, 10. He is also survived also by his parents, Lane and Carolyn Cox; sister and brother-in-law, Sherri and Brady Taylor of Woden; aunts and uncles, Marvis and Gary Johnson of Nacogdoches, Lloyd and Brenda Cox of Lufkin, Charles Wayne and Marsha Meador of Melrose, Jerry and Tracy Meador of Melrose, Larry Meador and Cyndi of Huntington.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gwen and Charles Meador and Delma and Elton Cox.

Michael's years of work in his family's logging business, working with his grandpa and uncles, meant more to him than any career path he had followed.

He loved to be the center of attention and would do anything to help anyone. This has been a long journey, but near the end he found comfort in his relationship with God.

The celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Exchange Support Group Inc., 6720 Bertner Ave. 4-129, Houston, TX 77030. This group is dedicated to helping heart transplant recipients and their families, such as Michael's, as well as promoting donor awareness.

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


Mrs. Pauline Moore Pool, age 98, a longtime resident of East Texas, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, in Lufkin.

She was born June 16, 1914, in Teague, Texas, to parents, Rev. James Thomas Moore, Sr. and Lyda Ethel Ford Moore. Pauline lived in several Texas towns while growing up as her father was a Methodist minister. She graduated from high school in Center, Texas. She and her husband Lester operated Pool's Pharmacy for a number of years.

Pauline and Lester were members of First Methodist Church for many years, where she was active in the Women's Missionary Society, taught children's Sunday School classes and participated in their annual summer Vacation Bible Schools. A talented musician, she played both pipe organ and piano.

Her survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Weldon Alders of Midway, Texas; grandchildren, Leslie Alders Shatto and Michael W. Alders; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Shwarts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester R. Pool, on September 11, 1985. Pauline moved to the Pinecrest Methodist Retirement Community in Lufkin in 2004, where she resided until her death.

Funeral services have been set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at The First Methodist Church Chapel, located at 201 E. Hospital Street, Nacogdoches, with the Rev. Christie Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street, Nacogdoches, where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved Lester.

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


1/06/2013

Louise Brown, 98, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at First Baptist Church Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at First Baptist Church.

Louise Brown was born on September 20, 1914 in Lafayette, Louisiana and died on January 5, 2013 at the Holiday Nursing Home in Center, Texas. She was married to the “love of her life”, Hollis Brown for over 39 years. Louise was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hollis, her parents Noel Alexander Magnon & Marie Guidry Magnon of Lafayette, LA.

Louise was also blessed enough to have been raised with 9 other siblings, with whom have all preceded her in death, and they were: Wallace, Orran, Cleveland & George Magnon, Marie Martin, Blanche Castille, Birdie Ferguson, and Ruby Bajat. Her life continued to be blessed by (33) thirty three first generation nieces & nephews however; there were an additional 4 generations of family members at the time of her death. There were a few people that were more like her children than her nieces & nephews, and they are: William Garmany of Houston, TX, Nancy Bajat Babineaux of Jacksonville, FL, Ronnie Magnon of Ocala FL, Burton Brown of Center, TX, Maggie McKay of Lebanon MO, Trey Bajat of Carencro, LA, and the late Burton Garmany of Logansport, LA.

For over (50) fifty years, Louise was blessed to have Odessa Link in her life. Odessa was very near & dear to her heart as any daughter could have been, and Louise loved her as a daughter.
Louise was a very devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Center, Texas, where she was an active member in the Golden Harvest Club, the Women’s Missionary Union, and the Conway Sunday School Class for over 40 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Golden Harvest Club or the Conway Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church of Center in her name.

Pallbearers:
William Garmany of Houston, Texas, Burton Brown of Center, Texas, Kermic Bajat Jr. of Carencro, Louisiana, Trey Bajat of Carencro, Louisiana, Chris Link of Center, Texas, and Roy Blackshear of Center, Texas.

Honorary Pallbearers:
Keith Link, Kevin Link, John Burns and Joe Anderson

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


1/05/2012

Funeral services for Tammy Lynn (Beard) Frazier, 48, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 09, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Tammy Lynn Beard Frazier, the daughter of Carl Lavone and Jean (Sunday) Beard, was born November 9, 1964, in Houston, TX, and passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, in Timpson.

Survivors include husband Ben Frazier of Timpson; parents Carl Lavone and Jean Beard of Houston; brother Darren Palmer and wife Sandra of Carlisle, TX; grandmother Pauline Sunday, also of Carlisle; sons Chris Hollnagel and wife Holly of Douglass, TX, and Thomas Frazier of Timpson; daughters Kelly Frazier and Kelsey Frazier, both of Timpson; grandchildren: Ricky Carrol, Noah and Hannah Hollnagel; Chrissy, C. J., and Xander Hollnagel; Keith, Collan, and Guy Frazier; Colton Frazier, BryLee and BreeAnna Green; and Kayden Haessly.

Also surviving are mother-in-law Sherry Churchman Frazier of Timpson; brother-in-law Robert Frazier of Timpson; sister-in-law Linda Todd and husband Joe of Timpson; niece Lyndsay Williamson, her husband Kade, and daughter Lexis of Garrison; and nephews Jacob Todd and fiancee’ Leigh Patterson of Spring, TX, and Samuel Todd of Timpson.

Tammy Frazier was preceded in death by brother Doug Beard, son Dustin Hollnagel, and daughter Samantha Frazier.

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


Nicholas Szabo, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born November 8, 1924 in Divernon, Illinois to Louis Szabo and Elizabeth Molnar Szabo.

No services are planned.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Szabo of Shelbyville; sons, John M. Szabo of St. Charles, Illinois, James R. Szabo of Cleveland, Ohio and Paul J. Szabo of Bethalto, Illinois; four grandchildren; one great grandchild and brothers, Alex Szabo of Tovey, Illinois and Joseph Szabo of Taylorville, Illinois.

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


1/04/2013

Jimmie LaRoyce Rushing, 58 of Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at his residence. Grave side services were held at noon Friday, January 4, 2013 at West View Cemetery, Center, Texas with Prince Howard Cloudy officiating.

He is survived by:

3 sisters: Cynthia (Anthony) Hooks of San Angelo, Texas
Benita Washington of Center
LaMika Rushing of San Antonio, Texas

Brother: Darrel Rushing of Nacogdoches, Texas.

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


Earl Blackwell, 85, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born April 20, 1927 in Lubbock County to John Raleigh Blackwell and Mary Louiza Dockery Blackwell.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. No funeral service is planned.

He is survived by
Sons:
Robert Doyle Blackwell of California
Keith Blackwell and wife, Angelie of Timpson
Kenneth Blackwell of Timpson
Mark Blackwell of Timpson

Daughter: Stella Teets Vaught and husband, James of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Keith Blackwell, Jr.
Justin Blackwell
Jeffery Blackwell
Denise Blackwell
Michelle Bridges
Kenneth Blackwell, Jr.
Jennifer Blackwell
Will Blackwell
Luke Blackwell
Marcus Blackwell
Billie Teets
Lisa Teets
Cody Teets

15 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Annie Bell Barnes of De Queen, Arkansas
Essie Squires of Shenandoah, Iowa

Preceded in death by
Parents: John Raleigh Blackwell and Mary Louiza Dockery Blackwell
Wife: Hester Mae Haywood Blackwell
Son: Jimmy Blackwell
Daughter: Betty Blackwell
8 Brothers
4 Sisters

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


Dorothy (Hendrick) Pate, 86, of Timpson, TX, passed away Friday, January 04, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Dr. Josh Walters and Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, January 05, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born October 7, 1926, in the Waterman Community of Shelby County, Texas, Dorothy Faye Hendrick Pate was the daughter of the late Elzie and Susie Anna (Green) Hendrick. She was married to Arvel Pate on December 20, 1941, in Center, TX. Dorothy was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Dorothy and Arvel lovingly reared five boys and four girls. Dorothy also found time for gardening flowers and vegetables. Being blessed with a “green thumb,” her children said she could even grow ivy on a rock or in the middle of a desert. But the main focus of her life was caring for Bubba, and her other children loved her for that.

Survivors include her sons David Pate and wife Debra, Danny Pate and wife Sue, and Timmy Pate and wife Cheryl, all of Timpson, and Jeff Pate and wife Cynthia of Kosse, TX; daughters Arlene Horton and husband Hal of Timpson, Susan Naron and husband Joe of Nacogdoches, Elaine Parker of Nacogdoches, and Pam Faussett and husband Jimbo of Timpson; sister Ada Essery of Timpson; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren.

Dorothy Pate was preceded in death by her parents Elzie and Susie Anna Hendrick, husband Arvel Pate, son Michael Eugene Pate, great granddaughter Megan Mason, son-in-law Butch Parker, and brother Kenneth Hendrick.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, 2039 CR 1470, Center, TX 75935.
To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


1/03/2013

Kenneth M. McCarty, 64, passed away January 2, 2013 in Haughton, Louisiana. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11am at Aulds Funeral Home Chapel 7849 E. Kings Hwy Shreveport, LA. Mr. McCarty was born August 7, 1948 in Timpson, Texas and was a member of the Timpson Class of 1966.


Funeral services for D. Ann Pinner Cain, 51, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bailey Alders and Reverend R.G. “Bud” Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Houston County. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 4th at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cain was born July 26, 1961 in Lufkin, Texas, and died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at her residence. She was member of the Joaquin High School Class of 1979. She was a member of the Christian Life Center in Nacogdoches.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Mitzi and Michael Norton and Ashley Faye Case, all of Nacogdoches; son, Evan D. Cain of Lufkin; grandchildren, Hailey, Haiden, and Hagan Norton; parents, Jerry D. and Joy (Kelsey) Pinner of Lufkin; brother, Ray Lynn Pinner of Lufkin; sister, Jerry Gail Pinner of Lufkin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Michael Cain and Gary Case.

Pallbearers will be Joey Landers, Chase Aldredge, Dylan Pinner, Colyn Pinner, Logan Pinner and Landon Pinner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Life Center, 2604 N. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964.

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


Prince W.M. Swindell, 99, of Shelby County passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Harker Heights, Texas. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 11am at Center Triumph Church in Center, Texas. Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at the church from 9am to 11am. Prince Howard Cloudy will officiate with interment to follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

Mr. Swindell is survived by:

Sons:
Earl M. Swindle of Houston
Charles (Mora) Swindell of Richmond, Texas
Earnest (Janet) Swindell of Missouri City, Texas

Daughters:
Retha Swindell of Baytown, Texas
Pamela (Richard) McClelland of Harker Heights
Donna Brown of Houston
Debra Carpenter of Missouri City, Texas
Dadra Campbell of Missouri City, Texas

19 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grand children

Sisters:
Jane Ann Land of Shelbyville, Texas
Pinkie Atkinson of Shelbyville, Texas

Brother: Willie Swindle of Shelbyville, Texas

Funeral services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Mr. Leon Singleton, 81, of Nacogdoches passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 1pm at Triumph Church, Center, Texas with Rev. David Mitchell to officiate. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Cynthia Akilo of Longivew, Texas
Jacqueline Alexander of Lufkin
Charolette Singleton of Houston
Sharon Singleton of Houston
Sandra Singleton of Houston

Sons:
Archie Clayton Singleton of Longview, Texas
Michael Wayne Singleton of Houston

Sisters:
Fannie Holman of Longview, Texas
Georgia Mays of Logansport, LA
Sandra Sims of Logansport, LA
Elma Suell of Center
Ellen Garrett of Center
Billie Daniels of Center
Debra May Weather of Mansfield, LA

Brothers:
Archie Singleton of Longview, Texas
Willie Jane Singleton of Longview
Verondean Singleton of Shreveport, LA

23 Grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren

Funeral services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


1/02/2013

Helen Morgan, age 60, entered into rest in San Augustine on December 29, 2012. She was born in Houston on September 4, 1952, to the late Sylvester J. and Christine (Gurney) Moszkowicz.

Mrs. Morgan served her Lord in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lufkin. She worked in the accounting section for local banks.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Randy Morgan of Broaddus; son Randy Thomas Morgan and wife Jennifer Christi of Broaddus; grandchildren Robert Thomas, Randy Wayne, Riley William, and Ryder Sylvester; sister Dorothy Summers of Porter; brother Dominik Moszkowicz of Lissie, Texas; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sylvester and Christine Moszkowicz.

A Mass service will be held Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:00 A.M., St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lufkin, with Father Francis O'Dowell officiating. A Rosary will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at the church with visitation with the family following. Burial will be in the Broaddus Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Pallbearers inlclude Robert Thomas Morgan, Randy Wayne Morgan, Arthur Ehmling, Larry Derkowski, John Allbritton, Bryan Moszkowicz, Daniel Moszkowicz, and Bradley Laskowski.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Broddus Cemetery Fund.

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


Dorothy Lowe (Culbert), 79 of Highlands TX, passed peacefully from this life, in her home, the night of December 28th after a long battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.

Dorothy was born in Westchester, New York to Robert & Ida Culbert, but has been a Texan since 1976.

As an active member of Living Word Church, she continually found ways to serve God. Dorothy’s bible was never far from her. She loved to write scriptures and come up with new ideas/crafts for her Sunday school class. Her most cherished moments in life however, was the time spent with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren! Her hobbies included: crafts, games shows, baking, gardening, and crossword puzzles.

Dorothy is survived by one brother Robert Culbert (Karen).

Three children (and spouses): Fred Lowe, Gerald Lowe (Susan) and Joseph Lowe (Melissa); Thirteen grandchildren (and spouses): Samantha Haas (BJ), Jackie Haas (Jay), Jessica Haas (Steve), Erica Haas, Crystal Lucky, Kristen Elliot (James), Michael Lowe, Timothy Lowe, Leah Williams (Randy), Nekayah Spence (Carl), Freddie Lowe, Christopher Lowe, & Robert Martin.

Twenty-one great-grandchildren: Conner Wiley, Jaycie & Jaxon Williams - Madison, Ethan, & Haidyn DeLeon - Gage & Giovanni Vera - Cody Haas - Kyle, Corbin, & Cameron Elliot - Jordan & Logan Williams - Brodie Sandoval, Ethan & Audrie Spence - Janie Lowe - Craig, Caydence & Chloe Dodds.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Lowe, Parents Robert & Ida Culbert, Brother Edwin Culbert, Son Robert Lowe, Son Walter Lowe, Daughter Dottie.

Friends and family will gather for a memorial service on Saturday, January 5th, 2012 at 12:00 at the Living Word Church in Highlands, TX. Pastor Lonnie Carroll will officiate.

Dorothy will be buried at Sterling White Cemetery in the Serenity Garden, located at 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road in Highlands, TX.

Flowers and Condolences can be sent to Sterling White Funeral Home.

Services are under the direction of Sterling White Funeral Home.


Laverne Broyles, 79, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born July 11, 1933 in Oklahoma to Jewell Nichols and Lola Marie Wylie Nichols. She was a member of Old Center Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele presiding.

She is survived by
Son: Tommy Broyles and wife, Pat of Tenaha

Granddaughters:
Alleena Odom and husband, Bradley of Huxley
Sandy Broyles of Blanchard, Louisiana

Great Grandchildren:
Andrew Evans of Timpson
Amber Evans of Huxley
Austin Evans of Huxley
Brianna Bunting of Tenaha
Allison Odom of Huxley
Colby Bunting of Blanchard, Louisiana

Sister: Thelma Harkness of Center

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jewell Nichols and Lola Marie Wylie Nichols
Husband: J.C. Broyles

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


Clovis Bruce Bittick, 65, of Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born January 16, 1947 in Center to Jessie Clovis Bittick and Barbara Bell Bittick. He attended Lone Star Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gerald Bittick, Brett Wagnon, Daniel Wagnon, Joel Wagnon, Barry Doggett and Tyler Reynolds.

He is survived by
Mother: Barbara Bittick of Center

Sisters:
Elaine Wagnon of Center
Marlene Doggett and husband, John E. of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Brett Wagnon of Center
Daniel Wagnon and wife, Sheila of Dallas
Joel Wagnon and wife, Janet of Center
Kimberly Reynolds of Center
Barry Doggett of Center

Great nieces and nephews:
Colton, Callie and Cora Busch
Noah and Luke Wagnon
Gracie Wagnon
Tyler Reynolds
Megan Reynolds
Dillon Doggett
Maci Doggett

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Jessie Clovis Bittick
Brother-in-law: Bruce Wagnon

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

12/31/2012

Ed Wayne Barton, 74, of Vidor, TX passed away on December 23, 2012 in Beaumont, TX. Ed was born in Garrison, TX on August 25, 1938 to Wiley and Joy Weatherly-Barton.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 12 noon.

He is survived by
Wife: Judy Ann Barton of Vidor, TX

Children
James Allen Barton & wife Lexy of Port Neches
Susan Leigh (Barton) Thames of Arlington, TX
David Wayne Barton of Port Arthur, TX
Michael Leigh Barton of Port Arthur, TX
Kathryn Anne Barton of Beaumont, TX

Step-Children
Stacey Anne Marie Castolenia of Groves, TX
Roy Lionel Schroeder of New Orleans, LA
Ray Lionel Schroeder of College Station, TX

Brothers
Don Barton, Johnny Mack Barton, Ronnie Barton, Roger Barton & Gary Barton

Sister Bobbie Joe Cranford

Eight Grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren

Preceded in death by parents; Wiley & Joy (Weatherly) Barton, sister; Glenda Rucker and brother Bennie Barton

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 29, 2012 at 10:00am to 12:00 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, TX.

Funeral Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


12/28/2012

Bobby Morgan, 53, of Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

His family wishes to cremate and no services are planned.

He was born September 27, 1959 to Raymond L. and Dorothy Juanita (Wyatt) Morgan who precede him in death.

He is survived by:
Brother & Sisters:
Shirley Spurlock & husband, Mike of Tenaha
Kenneth Morgan & wife, Cindy of Center
Sherry Morgan of Shreveport
Sheila Sparks & husband, Doug of Marshall

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


12/27/2012

Donice Livingston, 66, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born October 12, 1946 in Shelby County to Winfred “Wink” Livingston and Hester Renfro Livingston.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Barbara Livingston of Center

Daughter: Donna Schoenewolf and husband, Reginald of Bullard

Son: Mark Livingston of Center

Granddaugher: Steely Lucas of Bullard

Brother: Richard Livingston of Center

Sisters:
Linda Bridges of Tenaha
Doris Martin of Center
Charlsie Emanis of Center

Half-sister: Sharron Boes of Floral City, Florida

Step-brother: Jimmy Renfro of Center

Brothers-in-law:
Lewayne Hendricks and wife, Beverly
John Douglas Watson and wife, Paula

Sister-in-law: Pat McDonald and husband, David

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Winfred “Wink” Livingston and Hester Renfro Livingston

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


12/21/2012

Albert Rushing, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his residence in Center. He was born June 27, 1920 in San Augustine County to Sudie Rushing. Mr. Rushing was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Mt. Olive Cemetery in San Augustine County.

He is survived by
Wife: Dura Rushing of Center

Sons:
Hugh W. “Bill” Rushing and wife, Joann of Center
Kevin Rushing and wife, Samantha of Center

Daughters:
Sue Gardner and husband, Don of Center
Norma Runnels of Center
Anita Jackson and husband, Larry of Center
Sherry Parks and husband, Charles of Center

20 Grandchildren

37 Great Grandchildren

5 Great Great Grandchildren

Sister: Dorothy Langford of Nacogdoches

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Sons: Albert Earl Rushing and Nicky Leon Rushing

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


12/20/2012

Mr. Claude H. Crocker, age 90, of Diboll, formerly of the Rosevine Community, in Sabine County, Texas, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 18, 2012,in Diboll, Texas.

Claude was born to Thurza Ellen (Chaney) Crocker and James Thomas Crocker on June 19, 1922, in Stockman, Texas. He was employed by Dow Chemical Company working in the Railroad Department. He was renown in the area as the "mule man" and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012, in the Rosevine Missionary Baptist Church in Rosevine in Sabine County, Texas. Bro. Cliff Durham will officiate. Visitation will only be prior to the funeral service at the church.

His survivors include, Daughter, Shirley Anne Beaty of Angleton, 6 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, along with various nieces, nephews, and cousin.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Ahleen Crocker; daughter, Betty Jane Roberson, and brothers, Bill, James, and Joe and Ernest, and grandchildren: Johnny Ray Roberson, and Jason Roberson.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Crocker, Jamie Crocker, Corky Callahan, Jack Jumper, Blake Williams and John Beaty

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


Bob George White, 72, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his residence in Timpson. He was born October 12, 1940 in Wayne, Missouri to James Thomas White and Esther Ellis White.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.

He is survived by his son, John White of Odessa; daughter, Rebecca Dabbs of Katy; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas White and Esther Ellis White and his brother, Ricky White.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


Funeral Services for Mrs. Nettie Mae Gardner (85), will be at Blount Chapel Baptist Church, Monday, December 24, 2012, at 1:00pm. Mrs. Gardner died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Shelby Regional Hospital. Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel on Sunday, December 23, 2012 from 6p-8pm.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Curtis Gardner (Ernestine) of Houston, Texas
Jerry Gardner (Della) of Center, Texas

Rev. Alvin Davis officiating with internment to follow in West View Cemetery, Center, Texas.


Lauren Michelle Weaver, 20, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born January 1, 1992 in Nacogdoches to Don Weaver and Joy Barber. She was a member of Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2012 at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Roy Anding, Ricky Joe Anding, Chris Weaver, Hugh Halstead, James Wilkinson and Lynn Weaver.

She is survived by
Mother: Joy Barber of Joaquin

Father: Don Weaver of Center

Brothers:
Joe Johnson and wife, Jalyn of Joaquin
Don Weaver of Joaquin

Sister: Stephanie Eaves and husband, Daniel of Neuville

Grandfathers:
Lester Barber of Logansport
Buster Ford of Center

Grandmother: Gaynell Wescoat of Joaquin

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Grandmothers: Violet Ford and Dixie Joyce Barber
Boyfriend: Jayson Ramsey

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


12/19/2012

Jayson Ramsey, 39 of Logansport, LA, passed away December 19, 2012 due to a vehicle accident.

Services are pending at this time at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana.


12/18/2012

Paul C. Braxton, 73 of Florida, passed away July 17, 2012 in Eustis, Florida.

The familly will hold a memorial service Saturday, December 22, 2012 11 am at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.


Frances Hall, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Ft. Worth, Texas. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Frances was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Mount Enterprise, to James Harris and Lela Belle Chapman. She enjoyed reading and loved her family, especially the kids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Henry Hall in 2005; two daughters; and three brothers.

Survivors: Son, Jerry Hall and wife, Cynthia; son, Sam Hall; son-in-law, Tim Hillbrick; grandchildren, Joe Hillbrick, Laura Hudson, Eric Hall, Shawn Hall, Heather Johnston and Leon McCarty; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Joel Chapman; and many other loving family members and friends.


12/17/2012

Dorothy L. Anderson, 89, of Center, passed away December 17, 2012 at her residence in Center. She was born August 8, 1923 in Timpson to Bert Childs and Anna Foster Childs. Ms. Anderson was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating.

She is survived by
Son: Frank L. Anderson Jr. of Anderson

Cousins:
Sam & Frances Lane of Center
Warlow & Linda Lane of Center
Ben & Claudia Goolsby of Timpson
Cliff & Carla Jones of Austin
JB & Dixie Goolsby of Bryan
Nora Rice of Allen Town, Pennsylvania
Sue Garner of Nashville, Tennessee
Marcelle of Nacogdoches
Debbie

Numerous nieces and nephews

Bobbie Nutt
Catherine Reed

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Frank L. Anderson
Daughter: Nancy Foster
Parents: Bert Childs & Anna Foster Childs
Daughter-in-law: Edna Faye Campbell

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


Lyndal Conway Zezulka, 84, of Houston, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 at East Houston Medical Center in Houston. She was born September 24, 1928 in Shelby County to Preston Conway and Rita Hillin Conway. Ms. Zezulka grew up in Shelby County and later became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She practiced her nursing career for 40+ years. Her hobbies were gardening and collecting family photos. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. Ms. Zezulka had joined the First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Roy Glynn Conway, Van Lane, Lloyd E. Conway, C.M. Nutt, Jimmy Strong, Roland Cross and Bill Hairgrove. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hooker and Tom Davis.

She is survived by
Sons:
Joe Lynn Williams and wife, Ellen of Tenaha
James Howard of Houston

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

Sisters:
Prestene Weaver of Caldwell
Sara Nutt and husband, C.M. of Smithville
Florence Steele of Edna
Jimmie Lovell of Bossier City

Numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Husband: Henry Zezulka
Daughter: Susie Davis
Sons: Freddy Lilly, George Lilly and Billy Howard
Parents: Preston Conway and Rita Hillin Conway
Granddaughter: B.J. Howard
Brothers: Jack Conway, Roy Conway and William Odell Conway

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


Patsy Weatherly Nugent Smith, 66 of Garrison, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born December 4, 1946 to Ray Weatherly and Juanita Barton Cast. She was a member of Walunut Grove Baptist Church and was the owner of Top Notch.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 12:30pm to 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home with lakewood Cemetery, Clute, Texas.

She is survived by:

Mother: Juanita Weatherly Cast of Lake Jackson, Texas

Husband: Charles Smith of Garrison

Sons:
Roger Ellingson and wife Ann of Brazoria, Texas
Robert Nugent and wife Melissa of Jones Creek, Texas
Dennis Nugent and wife Karla of Brazoria, Texas

Sisters:
Sandra Watson and husband K.M. of Jones Creek, Texas
Janet Harrison and husband Paul of Brazoria, Texas
Kathy Pelham and husband Jerry of Jones Creek, Texas

Brother-in-law: Curtis Smith of Brazoria, Texas

Eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren

Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and host of friends

She was preceded in death by husband, M.K. "Buster" Nugent; daughter, Carol Deaise; father, Ray Weather; brother, James Weatherly; and sister, Sue Smith

Pallbearers: K.M. Watson, Jerry Pelham, Paul Harrison, Dennis Polk, Curtis Smith, Darve Smith, Shawn Smith, and Trask Smith

Honorary Pallbearers: Justin Wright and Jason Pelham

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


Funeral services for John Thomas Mims, Jr., 77, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Jimmy Crump officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Mims passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, in Gary, TX.

Born January 2, 1935, in Shelby County, Texas, John Thomas Mims, Jr., was the son of the late John Thomas Mims, Sr., and Mary Cozart Mims. He served his country in the 101st Airborne Division of the U. S. Army. Junior Mims was a truck driver and a Baptist.

Survivors include his son Lee Mims of Carthage; daughter Kelley Comer and husband Teddy of Gary; sisters: Lorene McEntire, Marion Gentry and Olga Hughes and husband Gerald, all of Timpson; and grandchildren: Ti Comer, Keith Ryan Mims, and Kristen Carpenter.

John Thomas Mims, Jr., was preceded in death by parents John Thomas Mims, Sr. and Mary Cozart Mims; 2 brothers: Charles and Buford Mims; and 3 sisters: Joyce Smith, Frances Moore, and Ila Bell Harvey.

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


12/14/2012

Funeral services for Mary Williams Wedgeworth, 83, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mrs. Wedgeworth passed away Friday, December 14, 2012, in Timpson.

Born February 25, 1929, in Greenville, TX, Mary Francis Wedgeworth was the daughter of the late Carl and Dovie (Jackson) Williams. She graduated from Greenville High School and on August 15, 1945, she was married to Virgil Wedgeworth in Houston. Mary and Virgil moved to Timpson in 1968, and she began her nursing career at Panola General Hospital in Carthage. Later she and Virgil owned and operated Mary’s Antiques in Timpson. Mary was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church and taught the Ruth Sunday School Class.

Survivors include daughters Candy Throckmorton and husband Jerry of Timpson and Becky Madden and husband Jay of Ft. Worth, TX; brother Wayne Williams and wife Senevia of Crockett, TX; sisters Hellen Barnette of Houston and Bonnie Dues of Dickinson, TX; grandchildren: Kevin Kellar and wife Bridgett, Angela Mullins, Fonda Kellar, Jason Mullins and wife Kim, and Jerry Lynn Throckmorton; great grandchildren: Megan, Fischer, Cara, Trey, Lance, Kelsey, Jacey, Hunter, Michael, Stephen, Patrick, Kelly, Kade, and Kiely; and great great grandchildren: Chandler and Kayden.

Mary Wedgeworth was preceded in death by parents Carl and Dovie Williams, husband Virgil Wedgeworth, and sister Margaret Edwards.

Memorial donations may be made to Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, or HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast Texas, 437 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


.12/13/2012

Loyce Jean Sanders, 83, of Conroe formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in Conroe, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Powdrill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 16, 1929 in Shelby County to Mirt and Betty (Oliver) Patterson.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Mirt & Betty Patterson, Husband, Paul J. Sanders, Brother, Drue Patterson & Sister, Edna Duke.

She is survived by:

Son:
Richard Clay & wife, Iris of New Caney

Brother:
Shirley Patterson & wife, Joanne of Campbell

Granddaughters:
Latresa Cameron & Traci Clay of Houston

3 Great Grandchildren:
Reeves, Wilson, & Clay Cameron

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


12/12/2012

Mr. Morris "Skip" A. Springer, III, age 66, of the Norwood Community, San Augustine County, Texas, passed from this life, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in San Augustine County, Texas.

Morris "Skip" was born to Alma (Mueller) Springer, and Morris A. Springer, II, on February 20, 1946, in Dayton, Texas. He served in Vietnam with the 513th Engineers (D.T.) 1968-69, and he volunteered with the Telephone Pioneer for Special Olympics for many years. Skip was a foster parent for 33 children for over 10 years. He was employed with Southwestern Bell from 1966 until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the Lutheran Faith.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, in San Augustine, Texas, with John Napier officiating. Burial will follow in the Saunders Cemetery in Denning, San Augustine County, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, December 13, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas. 75972

Those who are left to cherish his memory include: Wife of 41 years; Brenda Springer of San Augustine; Sons: Morris (Buddy) A. Springer, IV of San Marcos, California, and Arthur Leon Springer of San Marcos, California; Step-Sons: Billy Crawford and Larry Crawford of West Columbia, Texas, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Sisters: Sharon Thetford of Manville, Tx; Susan Springer of Wimberly and Sarah Weaver and her husband, Bert of San Jose, California; His Parents: Morris Springer, II, and Alma Springer of Wimberly, Texas; Aunt: Arce LeGrand of San Augustine; and dear friends: David Rowland and Jimmy Blair.

He was preceded in death by his sister: Sandra Collins, and a Brother-in-law, Mike Thetford

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested Memorials/Contributions be made to the Adaptive Sports Fund-Wounded Warriors, c/o of Ken Liebler, 44 Maple Lane, Blairstown, New Jersey 07825

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


Sy Grayson, 66, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born November 7, 1946 in Anthony, Kansas to Lee Emerson Grayson and Reta Kent Grayson. Mr. Grayson was a missionary with the International Mission Board of Southern Baptist Convention for 13 years, during which time he worked with churches in South Africa and Swaziland. Mr. Grayson has also pastored Camp Wood Baptist Church in Camp Wood, First Baptist Church Menard in Menard and Cold Springs Baptist Church in Garrison. He also served as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Mr. Grayson was most recently a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. James Pope and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Roganville.

He is survived by
Wife of 42 years: Ruth Grayson of Timpson

Daughter: Tamara Suzanne Grayson of New Orleans

Sons:
James Howard Grayson and wife, Ashley of Lamesa
Jerry Thomas Grayson and wife, Cassie of Lamesa
Brian Ray Grayson and wife, Cassandra of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Skyler, Seth, Syrus, Shaun, Serenity, J.R., Kinadee, Kayla and Vance

Sisters:
Nancy Ebarb of Newton
Sarah Pope of Glen Burnie, Maryland

Aunt:
Juanita (Sis) Yowell of Tyler

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee Emerson Grayson and Reta Kent Grayson.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Grayson’s name to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (a ministry of International Mission Board) at First Baptist Church in Center.

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


Mrs. Rachel Renee Johnson, 49, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at her residence.

Mrs. Johnson was a longtime educator in the East Texas area, presently serving as principal of Brooks Quinn Jones Elementary and formerly a teacher in Tenaha.

Her survivors include her husband, Barrion Johnson of Nacogdoches; and two daughters.

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012, at First Baptist Church, located at 411 North Street in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 14, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

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


Mr. John Standley (72) of Center, died at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Visitation will be at Hicks’ Chapel from 6pm-8pm Thursday, December 13, 2012. Mr. Standley’s funeral services will be Friday, December 14, 2012, at St. Paul Baptist Church at 1:00pm. Bro. Freddie Wilson will officiate. Burial will be at West View Cemetery. Repass will be at the Park Pit (near Perry Sampson Park).

His survivors are:

Wife: Queen Standley of Center, Texas

Sons:
Steve (Lillie) Standley of San Augustine, Texas
Craig Standley of Augusta Georgia

Daughters:
Sharon Standley of Nacogdoches Texas
Janice Land of Center, Texas
Sheaqua Standley of Center, Texas

Brothers:
Milton Standley of Center, Texas
James Standley of Center, Texas

Sister:
Mary (LeRoy) Isaac of Center, Texas

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


12/10/2012

Mary J. Sims, 46, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012 in Nacogdoches. She was born January 20, 1966 in Center to Henry Windham and Helen Slay Windham. Mrs. Sims was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, December 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons with Bro. Dewayne Sims and Bro. Barry Rankin officiating. Interment will follow in the Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Brent Sims, Danny Meyers, Dexter Vaughn, Michael Bailey, Donald Moore and Jeffrey Windham. Honorary pallbearer will be Perry Bailey.

She is survived by

Husband, Randy Sims of Shelbyville

Son, Scott Sims and wife Kaitlyn of Center

Daughter, Elizabeth Harvey and husband Steven of Shelbyville

Grandchildren; Nicole Harvey, Hunter Harvey and Kaylee Harvey

Brothers;
Henry Windham Jr. of Nacogdoches
Douglas Windham and wife Bonnie of Nacogdoches
Paul Windham of Nacogdoches
David Lane Windham and wife Tressa of Nacogdoches

Sisters;
Barbara Sims and husband Benny of Shelbyville
Pam Shofner and husband Jeb of Center
Karen Bailey of Center

Numerous nieces, nephew and other relatives
A Host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Father, Henry Windham
Mother Helen Moore
Brother, Billy Joe Windham

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


12/07/2012

Minnie Stewart Myers, 88, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley with Eulogy given by her Grandson, Jeff Stewart. Visitation will be Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 29, 1923 in Shelby County to parents, George and Lena (Eddins) Wilburn.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, George and Lena Wilburn, Husband, Tom Myers,
Son, Donald Stewart, Grandson, Thomas Gregory Stewart, Grandson, Randy Crump,
Sister, Bessie Mae Wiggins, Brother, Roland Wilburn, Brother, Clyde Wilburn, Brother, R.B. Wilburn, Brother, Charlie Wilburn and Brother, James Wilburn.

She is survived by:

Son:
A.L. “Skeeter” Stewart & wife, Barbara of Tenaha

2 Daughters:
Pat Crump & husband, Randall of Joaquin
Peggy Langsdon & husband, Richard of DeQuincy, LA

Grandchildren:
Lea Anne Stewart Blue & husband, Eddie
Lori Stewart Alford & husband, John
Jeff Stewart & wife, Sharon
Scott Ponder & wife, Lesslee
Donith Stewart Malone & husband, Alan
Mary Stewart Roberts
Lori Crump May

17 Great Grandchildren

6 Great Great Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Jeff Stewart, Trevin Stewart, Scott Ponder,
Eddie Blue and John Alford

Honorary Pallbearers:
Zack Alford, Emily Alford, Breanna Stewart and Cory Blue

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


Zelma Gene Rambo, 79, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born January 13, 1933 in Goldsboro to Zelmer G. Hyden and Virginia McConnell Hyden. She was of the Assembly of God faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland with Bro. Gayle Reeves officiating.

She is survived by

Brothers:
Truman Hyden and wife, Opal of Center
Henry Hunsinger of Arlington

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Husband: Dewey C. Rambo
Mother: Virginia Pruiett
Father: Zelmer G. Hyden

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Carrol Lane Adams Schumacker, 70, of Marshall will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday December 8, 2012 in the Chapel of Downs Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Roberts officiating. Graveside services will follow at 4p.m. in Huffman Cemetery in Huffman , TX . The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday December 7, 2012 at Downs Funeral Home. Mrs. Schumacker passed away December 6, 2012 in Marshall .

Carrol Lane Adams Schumacker was born November 16, 1942 in Beaumont , TX to Carrol and Mary Alice Lane Adams. She was a member of Sunset Missionary Baptist Church . Carrol was a devoted, dedicated, doting, and loving mother and grandmother. Carol is a 1961 graduate of Timpson ISD.

Surviving Carrol are daughters, Linda Bilnoski and husband Robert and Janie Roy and husband Lonnie; grandchildren, Robbie and Brandon Bilnoski, Justin Nall, Amanda Roy, Amy Alvarado, Melisa Rivera, Matthew Roy, and Jordan Nall; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Audrey Roy, Madison Alvarado, and Julian Rivera; brother, J.L. Nall, Jr. and sister, Maxyne Sapp.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brother, Ted Adams and son, Jeffrey Nall.

Serving as pallbearers are Robbie Bilnoski, Brandon Bilnoski, Joel Alvarado, Lonnie Roy, Jonathan Rivera

Services are under the direction of Downs Funeral Home, Marshall, Texas.


12/06/2012

Esther Ruth Thomas, 99, of Livingston formerly of Panola/Shelby County, passed away Thursday, December 06, 2012 at Conroe Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Hiram Melton officiating. A private family graveside will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 23, 1913 in Panola County to Thomas J. and Georgia (Gunter) Huff.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Georgia Huff, husband, Ellis Thomas, Sr., sisters, Tommie Melton,
Gertie Hancock, Julia Hancock, Katie Mae Huff and Janie Wagstaff.

She is survived by:
Son:
Ellis Thomas, Jr. & wife, Audrey of Wells
Son:
Philip Michael Thomas of Goodrich
4 Grandchildren:
Marianne Brown of Wells
Cathy Norred of Wells
Linda Rhodes of Wells
John Thomas of Wells
7 Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


12/05/2012

Mr. Jim Weldon Chambers, age 51, of Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas, died Saturday, December 1, 2012, at his residence. He was born August 21, 1961, in San Augustine County, Texas, to the late John and Dorothy (Adkins) Chambers.

Jim was baptized into the baptist faith at Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church when he was a young man. He sold real estate in the area.

Jim is survived by his wife Opal Chambers of Hemphill

Sons: Justin Merritt and wife Jessica of Shelbyville
Jordan Merritt and wife Deidre of Lufkin
Logan Merritt of Hemphill

Daughter: Amanda Merritt of Hemphill

Brother: Albert Chambers and wife Reba of Pineland

Sister: Cindy Murray and husband Gaylon of Rosevine Community

Grandchildren: Loretta and Noah Merritt

Nieces: Mandy Sowell and husband Jamie and Kelley Dillon and husband Brian

1 great nephew and 2 great nieces, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 2:00 p.m., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with Bro. George Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Rosevine Cemetery, Rosevine Community, Sabine County, Texas. Visitation will be held Monday, December 3, 2012, 5:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m., Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Ford, George Hutto, Jim Wells, Shane Guy, Curtis White and Jerry Wayne Adkins.

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


12/04/2012

Mr. Clinton Earl (Sunny) Gardner, 69 of Center, Texas, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at his residence in Center, Texas. He was born December 31, 1942 in Center, Texas to R.A. Gardner and Pinkie McCoy.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 1pm at Triump Church Center, Center, Texas and he will lay in state from 12 to 1 at the church with Bro. T.W. Jack Forbis to officiate. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife, Ola Gardner of Center, Texas

Daughters:
Mary (David) Fountain of Nacogdoches, Texas
Carmellia (Larry) Cartwright of Center, Texas

Son, Danny Gardner of Center, Texas

4 Grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren

Sister, Ella M. Hall of Marshall, Texas

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


Joy E. (Mama Joy) Everitt, 90 of Garrison, Texas, passed away December 3, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born November 27, 1922 in Akien, Arkansas to James A. Ross and Ola Elera Tidwell Ross. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2pm with interment to follow at Isabel Chapel in Rusk County, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Robert Allen Everitt and wife Dianne of Henderson, Texas
Jimmy Preston Everitt and wife Wanda of Henderson

Daughters:
Linda Rogers of Garrison
Betty Wallace and husband Danny ray of Cushing, Texas

Brothers:
Bobby Ross and wife Becky of Mt. Enterprise, Texas
Ben Ross and wife Roma of Houston, Texas

Sisters:
Juanita Alcaniz of Nacogdcohes, Texas
Loretta George of Mt. Enterprise, Texas
Nora Layton and husband Bobby of Lufkin, Texas
Dora Dyess of Bryan, Texas

19 Grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren

Host of other nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by husband, Robert Everitt; 1 infant son, Charles Allen; daughter, Euleta Franklin; brothers, Billy, James, and Jerry Ross; sisters, Evelyn, Mattie, Rozelle and Tommie; grandson, Danny Joe Wallace; grandaughter, Sheila Everitt Edwards.

Pallbearers:
Bobby Dale Rector, Jackie Ray Stewart, Donald Ray Williams, Joey Ross, Bill Ross, Jr., Duane Gibbs, Brad Ross, and John Walthall.

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


Mrs. Doris Eddings, 88 of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012 in Lufkin, Texas. She was born August 9, 1924 in Mitchell County, Texas. Her parents were William Leslie Hamilton and Eual Forrest Myers. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosevine Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11pm in the Chapel with Bro. Cliff Durham and Bro. Gaylon Eddings officiating. Interment will follow at McMahan Chapel Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Dayna Wesney Page and husband Mike of Livingston
Gina Jones and husband Bobby of Diboll
Jan Farmer and husband Ken of Pasadena

Grandchildren:
Jared Wesney, Jeff and Rachel Wesney, Jordan Wesney, Travis Jones, Jodi and John Jordan, Jamie and Shea Smith, Trey Jones, Katie and Max Dickinson, Kevin Farmer

13 Great-grandchildren

Sister: Emmy Gagnon of Dallas

Sisters-in-law:
Martha Hamilton of Friona, Texas
Nancy Eddings Cunningham of Pasadena

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wendell Eddings, sister Margie Hicks, and brother Glyn Hamilton

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


12/01/2012

Josiah Kai Bryan passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

Funeral service for Josiah, infant son of Kerry Christopher and Laurie Lynn (Kelt) Bryan, will be at 3:00 pm Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Grace Fellowship, 5333 NW Liberty, Lawton, OK 73505, with Pastor Kirk Pearson officiating.

A private family burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, Oklahoma under the direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Josiah Kai Bryan was born April 13, 2012 to parents Kerry and Laurie Bryan at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born 1 pound 8 ounces and 13.5 inches long, Josiah was an overcomer and had a knack for defying the odds. He blessed his mommy and daddy for 229 days as he was a miracle each day. Josiah was full of personality and was not afraid to show it to the world. He was and always will be well loved and will be missed while he is apart from his loved ones.

“Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn on the wonderful marvelous day he was born.” – On the Night You Were Born.

Survivors include his parents, paternal grandmother Patricia Byrd of Center, TX, maternal grandparents James and Lisa Kelt of Roswell, NM, paternal great grandmother Barbara Bryan of Broaddus, TX, maternal great grandmother Mary R. Kelt of Clovis, NM, uncle and aunt Korey and Keisha Byrd of Center, TX and uncle Justin Kelt of Roswell, NM.


LCpl. Frank Allums Sr. USMC, 62, of Amarillo died Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Visitation will be Friday November 30 in Memorial Parker Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 6969 E. Interstate 40, with the Rev. Cliff Houghton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Frank was born February 28, 1950, in Shelby County, TX to Truman Allums and Florence Cooper Allums. He serviced in the Unites States Marine Corp during the Viet Nam War. He was one of 4 children. Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved many things in life, like camping, fishing, hunting with his sons, grandsons, and sons-in-laws but most of all he loved being Popie to his grandchildren and spending quality time with them. He graduated from Shelbyville High School. He was married to Shirley Ann Wilson on March 29, 1968. He retired as a Captain from TDCJ-ID in 1996.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his father; his mother and one sister.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Frank and Brandi Allums of Huntsville TX, Carey Cox of Amarillo & Bruce Cox of Aubrey TX, Kristopher and Vickie Allums of New Caney TX, and Faustino and Staci Martinez of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren, Kaleb and Kylie Allums both of Huntsville TX, Shelby and Jordan Allums, both of Aubrey, Aaron, Davin and Keely of New Caney TX, and Alex and Kayla, Michael, Amber and Enjelika Martinez all of Amarillo; and 2 great great-grandchildren, Rebekah "Gracie" Allums of Lake Dallas TX and Bryson "Scott" Allums of Splendora TX; one sister, Ollie Keele of Milam TX and one brother, Danny Allums of Crockett TX.

In leiu of flowers the family suggest contributions to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Sign the online guest book at www.memorialparkamarillo.com.

11/30/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

He is survived by:

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

Sister:
Carol Fountain Cook & husband, Jerry of Conroe

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

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


11/29/2012

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

Survivors:
Mother: Nancy Jenkins of Center, Texas

Wife: DeLight Jackson of Denver Colorado

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


11/28/2012

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


11/27/2012

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

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

He is survived by
Daughter: Krystal Joyce Fenley of Center

Son: Kevin Ira Fenley of Center

Parents: Dub & Carolyn Fenley of Center

Brothers:
Mike Fenley of Center
Marty Fenley of Center

Sister: Brenda Darlene Hyde of Houston

A number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Sister: Krystal Joyce Fenley

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Mrs. Daniels’ survivors are:

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

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

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

Burial will be at West View Cemetery.


11/26/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

Numerous great grandchildren

Brother: Truman (Bud) Williams of Garrison, TX

Many nieces and nephews.

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

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

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


11/23/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sister-in-law:
Imer Nell Vaughn of Huxley

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

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

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

Lydia Missionary Baptist Church
14998 FM 139
Shelbyville, Texas 75973

Wimberly Cemetery Fund

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

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


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

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

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

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

Daughter: Angie Medrano and husband, Juan of Pittsburg

Mother: Barbara Dickinson of Shelbyville

Grandson: Corey Bedford of Pittsburg

Sister: Susan Milford and husband David of Waskom

Granddaughter: Hollie Bedford of Pittsburg

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

Great Nephew: Kolby Kubiak of Marshall

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

Numerous cousins

A host of friends

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

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


11/21/2012

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

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

Services are pending and will be announced later.

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


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

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

She is survived by

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

Daughter: Caliz Jah Johnson of Center

Mother: Mary Neal Standley of Center

Stepfather: Leroy Isaac of Center

Brother: Dante Standley

Sister: Jo Ketha Horton of Lufkin

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


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

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

He is survived by:

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

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

Sister: Christine Patton of Center, Texas

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

12 nephews and 9 nieces

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


11/20/2012

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

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

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

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

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

Further details and survivors will be announced later.

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


11/19/2012

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

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

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

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

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

Granddaughter: Mandy Scott & husband, Bryan of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren: Brylea & Braylon Scott of Joaquin

Brothers:
David McDaniel
Bill McDaniel

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


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

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

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

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

He is survived by:

Wife: Anita Cooper of Center

Daughter: Brandi Dewyire of San Augustine

Son: Dustin Michael Cooper of Center

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

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

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

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


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

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

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

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

Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Cleve Thomas.

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


11/15/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great Grandchildren:
Logan Brown
Cayman Brown

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

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

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


11/14/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great Grandfather: Otis Pleasant and wife, Marie of Center

Great Grandparents: Bro. Mark and Lela Woolf of Joaquin

Great Great Grandfather: L.E. Rhame of Center

Great Great Grandmother: Clara Williams of Center

A number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other family

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


11/13/2012

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

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

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

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

17 Grandchildren

13 Great Grandchildren

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

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

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


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

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

She is survived by:

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

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

30 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren

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

Sister: Ora Lee Robertson of San Augustine, Texas

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


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

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

She leaves to cherish her memory:
Sons:

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

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

Brother: Leonard Goodwin (Wilda) of Houston, Texas

One God Son: Michael Smith of Nacogdoches, TX

5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

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

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

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

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

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


11/11/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

7 Grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren

Sister: Ada Essery of Tenaha, Texas

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

Preceded in death by parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


11/10/2012

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

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

No services for Shelba Wallace are scheduled at this time.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


11/09/2012

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

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

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

He is survived by
Daughter: Tanya Lout of Lufkin

Son: Darrin Lout and wife, Annie of Shelbyville

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

Brother: Duane Lout and wife, Delois of Shelbyville

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

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

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


11/08/2012

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

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

He is survived by:

Wife: Lerline Weatherly of Midland, Texas

Daughter: Marcelle Moore of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Kris, Brandi, Kristi

Sisters:
Betty Young
Margaret Spivey
Billie Jean Barnhart
Jewel Pirtle

Brother: Bobby Weatherly

Host of other relatives and friends

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

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

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

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


11/06/2012

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

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

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

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

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

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


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

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

She is survived by:

Daughter: Lisa Green and husband Robert of Tenaha, Texas

Son: Jimmy Ray Watson of Edgewood, Texas

Grandchildren: Amanda Haney, Michelle Haney, Bobby Bray

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

Brother: Jack Wilder of Hallsville, Texas

Host of other relatives and friends

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Eight Great Grandchildren

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

Brother: Dean Ramsey and wife, Kathy of Stonewall

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

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


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

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

Mr. Williams is survived by:

Wife, Imogean Daniels Williams of Center, Texas

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

Daughter, Tabitha Williams (Tommy) of Center, Texas

14 Grandchildren
8 Great-Grandchildren

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

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

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

As well as a host of other relatives and Friends

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


11/05/2012

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

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

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

She is survived by
Husband: Keith Windham of Shelbyville

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

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

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

Great Grandchild: Cameron Hughes of Blanchard, Louisiana

Brother: Leon Denby and wife, Nita of Waskom

Sister: Sue Parker and husband, Jerry of Center

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

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

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

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


11/04/2012

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

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

He is survived by
Wife: Peggy McDonald Gregg of Center

Sons:
Robert Gregg of Center
Charles Wessley Gregg of Conroe

5 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

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

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


11/02/2012

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Great Grandchildren:
Kourtney Duszik
Kaylee Windham
Aiden Windham

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

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

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

10/31//2012

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

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

He is survived by:

Wife, Louise Martin of Garrison

Son: Marvin Martin and wife Ladea of Garrison

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

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

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

Honorary Pallbearers:
Masonic Lodge and Lions Club Members

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


10/30/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

She is survived by:

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

Daughter, Sherry Ann Nix and husband Jimmy of Garrison

Grandchild, Sabrina Arnold Lutz

Step Grandchild, Russell Charles "Rusty" Nix

Great Grandson, Darven Lee Rodriquez

Step Great Grandsons, Hunter and Brylen Nix

Sister, Anrae Murphy Justice of Elkhorn City, KY

Many nieces and nephews and host of friends

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


10/29/2012

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

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

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

She is survived by:

Husband:
Nicolas Pimentel of Center

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

Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

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


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

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

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

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

Great grand son, Austin Herron

Sister, Mildred McCary

Brother, Frank (Buddy) Chandler Jr

Survivors include:

Son, Robert Duncan and wife Vikki of Lakeside City;

Daughter-in-law, Colleen Duncan;

Son-in-law Mike Schrader;

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

Brother, Alton Chandler and wife Peggy of Bastrop TX

Brother-in-law Joe McCary of Shelbyville, TX

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

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


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

She is survived by her husband Richard Bassett

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

Brother Charles Wimberly and wife Cora of Huxley, TX

Sister Juanita LaVerne Wimberly of Wheat Ridge, CO

One great grandchild

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Survivors include:

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

Grandson, Connor McGuire of Center

Father, Verlon Luman of Center

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

Brother, Robert Luman of Alabama

Fiance, Amy Trent of Joaquin

Stepdaughters:
Amanda Trent of Joaquin
Stefani Trent of Joaquin

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins
A host of friends

Preceded in death by:

Mother, Jeannette Luman

Brother, Wayne Luman

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


10/25/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

She is survived by:

Husband: Tom Lofton of Garrison, Texas

Brother: Tommy Riddle of Kansas

Host of other relatives and friends.

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

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


10/24/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


10/22/2012

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

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

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

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

She is survived by:
Daughter: Rhonda Villarreal of Deberry

Daughter: Kimberly Griffin of San Augustine

Son: Michael David Whitton of Huntsville

Daughter: Angela Whitton of Joaquin

Special Daughter: Vickie Espinoza of Timpson

11 Grandchildren
4 Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Sheila Aguilar of Timpson
Mary Hodge of Timpson

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

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Great Great Grandchildren:
Bailey, Kennedy and Kenzie

Sister: Dorothy Lawson of Joaquin

Niece: Joyce Cox

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

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

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


10/19/2012

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

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

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

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

10/17/2012

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Eight Great Grandchildren

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

A number of nieces and nephews

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

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

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


10/16/2012

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

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

He is survived by:

Wife: Anita Hearnsberger of Garrison, Texas

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

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

Great Grandchildren: 8

Sister: Pat Emmons of Lufkin, Texas

Host of other relatives and friends

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

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

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

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

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


10/12/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Caretaker: Velma Bluford of San Augustine, Texas

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Mother: Sylvia Ponder

Brothers:
Tommy Martin
James Miller
Kenneth Miller

Preceded in death by
Husband: Darrell Michael Hodney

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


10/08/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nine Great Grandchildren

Two Great Great Grandchildren

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

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


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

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

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

He is survived by

Wife: Janet Shofner Wilburn of Center

Daughters:
Misty Wilburn of Center
Micah Youngblood of Center

Grandson and light of his life: Guner Stephen Youngblood

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

Sister: Yolanda Davis and husband, Lynn of Center

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

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

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

A host of other relatives and friends

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

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

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


10/07/2012

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

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

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

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

Daughter: Cindy Roberts of San Antonio

Grandchildren:
Madeline Roberts
Katherine Roberts

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

Brother: Robert Alvis of Pahrump, Nevada

Numerous nieces and nephews

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

“WE LOVE YOU MORE”

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


10/04/2012

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

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

She is survived by:

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

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

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary.


10/03/2012

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

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

He is survived by:

Wife: Pam Jones Hoyt of San Augustine

Mother: Beatrice Bartchett of San Augustine

Father: J.T. Bartchett of San Augustine

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

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

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

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

28 Grandchildren and Host of Nieces and Nephews


10/02/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

He is survived by
Wife: Mary Chandler Windham of Center

Daughter: Nadine Risinger and husband, Brent of Center

Son: Landon Windham and wife, Casie of Center

Grandchildren:
Rachel Risinger of Center
Andrew Risinger of Center

Special friend: Delbert Palmer of Center

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Special fur friends: Dusty Ford, Dollie Jane and Daisy

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

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

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

09/27/2012

James “Duchie” Phillips passed away September 20, 2012 and was laid to rest Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1pm at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Center, Texas with Shepherd Howard Cloudy, pastor and Minister Mary Thompson, officiating.  Internment was in Westview Cemetery.

James E. Phillips was born to the late Calvin Jack Phillips and Addie B. Jones on February 12, 1936 in Shelby County.

James married Lola B. Cartwright on April 7, 1954.  To this union of love they were blessed with one son Willie James Phillips (who preceded him in death) and five daughters.

James was a logging contractor for many years.  He was a very generous man and opened his heart and his home to various family members and friends whenever they needed a place to stay.  His kitchen and home were always open.

In 1991 James was baptized at Northwood Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Lola B. Phillips, five daughters, Brenda (Louis) Jackson, Connie Phillips, Valeria (Glen) Hearne all of Center, Texas, Angie Osby of Houston, Texas and Ilene Eaden of Nacogdoches, Texas; four sisters, Molly (Jay T) Clark, Ruby Wilson, both of Center, Texas, Patricia Mathews of Lufkin, texas and Joann Bratchett of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Richard (Day) Phillips of Center, Texas and Charles Ray Phillips of Dallas, Texas; one aunt, Oma Lee Kyle of Center; tow special friends, L.H. Hewitt and Bob Sturrock; nine grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Active pallbearers were Terry Buckley, Marcus Goodwin, Bogers “Tootie” Mathews, Brandon Stansberry, Kendrick Garrett, and Gerrad Teel.

Honorary pallbearers were Monchez Jackson, Ardie Phillips, Jamien Phillips, JaMichael Phillips, Derrick Brown, Lester Cartwright, Gerrad Teel, Brogers “Tootie” Mathews, Tony Wilson, Patrick Cartwright, Billy Early Cartwright, Jr.

Services were under the direction of Community Funeral Home Center, Texas.


Funeral Services for Mr. Johnnie Ray Netherly of Shelbyville, Texas (77), will be at East Liberty Baptist Church on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:00pm with Rev. Curtis Archie officiating. Internment to follow at East Liberty Cemetery. Mr. Netherly died on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Nacogdoches, Texas Medical Center.

He is survived by:

Wife: Mrs. Orstella Netherly of Shelbyville Texas

Son: Cedric Netherly of Shelbyville Texas

Sister: Ruby Neal Greer of Center, Texas

Brother: Lawrence Netherly of Center, Texas

Special Aunt: Ozelle Garrett

Services are under the directions of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


09/25/2012

Mr. Willie B. Woodards, 66 of Garrison, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012 in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born January 16, 1946.

Services for Mr. Woodards will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 1pm at Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas with Rev. Billy Gardner to officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Garrison.

He is survived by:

Wife: Dorothy Woodards of Garrison

Sons:
Willie B. Woodards, Jr and wife Ruthie of Nacogdoches, Texas
Vincent Woodards and wife Shelia of Nacogdoches
Patrick Woodards and wife Sonya of Garrison
Allexander Woodards and wife Brenda of Garrison

God-Daughter: Neva Bryant of Garrison

11 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

Sisters:

Mary D. Williams of Nacogdoches
Paulette Thomas of Garrison
Annie Scourton of Garrison
Christine McDaniel of Garrison

Brothers:

Troy Woodards of Nacogdoches
Jimmy woodards of Lufkin

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas.


Mrs. Evelyn Keith, age 83, of Pineland, passed away Monday, September 24, 2012 in Hemphill, Texas.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Mrs. Keith was born April 23, 1929 in Cortland, New York to parents, Ivan Neal & Helen (Gallagher) Fuller who precede her in death. She is also preceded in death by husband, Carlton Keith and Children, Kevin Keith, April Quiroz and Albert Keith.

She is survived by:

Children:
Ted Keith of Pineland
Sybil Upton & husband, Art of Pineland

Grandson:
Carlton Keith of Troy, Ohio

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Choron Grimsley, 98, of the Short Community, Center, Texas, passed away Monday, September 24, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Military Funeral Service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain W.T. Permenter officiating and military honors under the direction of Barksdale AirForce Base Honor Guards. No graveside service will follow; Burial will be at Short Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 27, 2012 starting at 2:00 p.m. until service time.

He was born February 17, 1914 in Center, Texas to Bruce and Littie (Hughes) Grimsley. He graduated from Center High School. He served in the United States Air Force during World War ll and retired as a Master Sergeant in Denver, Colorado after 24 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Bruce and Littie (Hughes) Grimsley, Sisters; Gertie Grimsley and Ruby Peacock and Brother, Elvin Grimsley.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Bettye Grimsley of the Short Community, Center, Texas

Son & Daughter –in-law:
Gerald & Janet Grimsley of College Station

Brother:
Weldon Grimsley & wife, Irene of Winnsboro

Sister:
Melba Williams & husband, Buck of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

In lieu flowers, family request donations can be made to the charity of your choice or Humane Society of the United States.

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


09/24/2012

Funeral service for Aubrey D. Gates will be held 2 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel, Logansport with Rev. Doyle English, Rev. Jerry Dale English, and Rev. Gene Arnold officiating. Burial will be in O E Price Cemetery in Logansport, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 5 PM till 9 PM in the funeral home.

Mr. Gates passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 in Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. He was a native of Kenard, Tx. Mr. Gates was a retired machine operator from Exide Technology. He was a member of UAW Local 1532.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleet and Eva Alexander Gates; brothers, Tommy and Harold Gates; sister, Eunice Gates.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Joyce Claybrook Gates; sons Ronnie and friend Matt and Brad Gates and wife April; daughters, Vicki Fisher and husband Rodney, Becky Juarez and husband Ray, Susie McGee and husband Kevin; sister Joanie Arnold and husband Gene; brother Raymond Gates and wife Martha; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Those honored to be pallbearers will be Michael Binning, Greg Fisher, Stephen McGee, Hunter Gates, Kristopher Gates, Logan Gates, Chris Cohoon, Colby McGee, and David Ray

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Neal, Virgil Gates, Glenn Gates, Dewayne Gates, Shane Arnold, Clayton Clark, and Nathan Prudhomme.


Funeral service for Wallace Ray Stahl, Jr. will be held 1 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Jonathan King, Rev. Dean Register, and Rev. William Wash, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, September 24, 2012 from 6 PM until 9 PM in Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel.

Mr. Stahl, 53, of Logansport, LA passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Mansfield, LA. He was a native of Logansport, LA. Mr. Stahl was a gas measurement technician for GMS Gas Measurement Services. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Ray Stahl, Sr.; Maternal grandparents, Buddy and Bessie Tyler; paternal grandmother, Edith Stahl; great-grandmother, Sybil Burkett.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dovie Sandifer Stahl; son, Brian Stahl; daughter, Angela Bonnett and husband Blaine; grandson, Noah Bonnett; mother, Norma Tyler Stahl Thomas; brothers, Wayne Stahl and Michael Stahl; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Those honored to be pallbearers will be Brett Register, Ernest Claybrook, Jr., Lynn Stevens, Ike Cummings, Michael Sandifer, and Rodney Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers will be James ’Sonny’ Register, Ernest Register, Johnny Hamon, and Billy Sandifer.


09/20/2012

Services for Mrs. Esther A. Fields will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 24, 2012 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, 1554 Highway 7 East, Center, TX 75935 with Reverend Gary Oglesby officiating. Graveside services will follow at Sardis Cemetery on FM 414 in the Sardis Community. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Mama Fields went to join her Savior at age 95 on September 20, 2012, while at East Texas Hospice in Tyler, TX.

Esther Allen Cox Fields was born Jan. 8, 1917 in the Campti Community in Shelby County, TX. Her parents were Buddie A. Cox and Susie Sumner Cox.

She lived on the family farm and attended Campti Community schools. After marriage to Ralph A. Fields, Esther lived in Shelby County, TX, Humble, TX, East Columbia, TX, Orange, TX and then moved to Bullard, TX where she resided at Emerald Bay community. Over the years she was an active member of a number of churches and most recently at Rose Heights Church in Tyler, Grace Chapel Assembly of God in Tyler, and Community Church in Orange, TX.

While living in Orange, she was manager of a bakery for a number of years. Prior to that, she had a full time job as a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ralph A. Fields, her parents, Buddie and Susie Cox, and a brother, Fred E. Cox.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Ordean Williams, Emerald Bay; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jo Ann Fields, Bullard; 5 grandchildren, Deana Williams, Austin, John Fields and wife Heather, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Michele Adams and husband Kyle, Baytown, Susan Gunter and husband Tracy, Flint, James Fields and wife Cathy, Flower Mound; 8 great-grandchildren, Lauren Cox and husband Jared, Megan Adams, Trevor Gunter, Annaleah Fields, Courtney Gunter, Jake Fields, Jackson Fields, and Sam Fields; a sister, Lorene White, Humble; 2 sisters-in-law, Gaye Belrose, Center and Margie Hinton, Joaquin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Adams, John Fields, James Fields, Tracy Gunter, Trevor Gunter, Lonnie Belrose, Richard Hinton, and James White. Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Bloodgood.

The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Providence Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility in Tyler and Hospice of East Texas for the excellent care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one of the following: Sardis Cemetery Association, Attn: LaNell Rash, 6034 FM 414, Center, TX 75935; Hospice of E. Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701; or Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1177, Fairfield, TX 75840.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Franklin Ronald “Ronnie” Jackson, Sr., 69, of Joaquin passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Jackson Cemetery with John Sachs, his lifelong friend, officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home, with burial at Jackson Cemetery.

He was born June 14, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL to Julius and Joy (Hooper) Jackson. He graduated from Ruston High School in 1961, leaving graduation night to find a job offshore. Ronnie was an oil field professional, having worked in the business for 52 years, in 13 foreign countries and all over the United States.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Julius & Joy Jackson, grandparents, Ma & Pa Hooper and his little brother, Bruce Jackson.

He is survived by:
Wife, Barbara Hewitt Jackson of Joaquin

Son, Franklin Ronald “Ronny” Jackson, II, & wife, Angela of Joaquin

Daughter, Veressa Joy “V.J.” Jackson of Joaquin

2 granddaughters:
Jordan Alexandra Jackson of Nacogdoches
Victoria Alana “Tori” Jackson of Joaquin, who made his sun come up in the morning.

Sister: Julie Jackson & husband, Stan Merriman of Houston

Brother: Thomas Roland Jackson & wife, Wendy of Conroe

Nieces & Nephews: Theresa Walker, Michelle Walker, Karina Engert & husband, Warren, Anna Sides & husband, Terry, Joy Holland & husband, Craig Curley, Jolie Holland, Bill Jackson & wife, Lindsey, Arthur Lusby & partner, Stormie, David Hewitt & wife, Laurie, Becky Flechsig & husband, Seth and Abby Hewitt

Sister-in-law: Virginia Walker

Brother-in-law: Joe Hewitt & wife, Mickie

Sister-in-law: Susan Jackson

6 Great nieces and nephews

Uncle: Bud Hooper

Pallbearers: Ronny Jackson, Joe Hewitt, John Smelser, Gerald Hooper,
Spencer Hamilton, Hugh Daw, Jim Hooper, Wade Hooper and Joe Hooper
Honorary Pallbearers: Ruston High School Class of 1961

You may sign the online registry book at ww.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


09/19/2012

Graveside service for Avalia “Boya” “Gopher” Roy, Jr., 70, of Tenaha, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM,
Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Roy Family Cemetery, 260 PR 105, Tenaha, TX.  Mr. Roy passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

Born August 29, 1942, in Houston, Texas, Roy Avalia, Jr. was the son of the late Avalja Roy, Sr. and Mary Marie Hines Roy. Mr. Roy served in the U.S. Army and was employed with Okite Chemical Company while living in Houston. He and Carolyn McCleskey were married in December of 1984 and moved to Tenaha, TX, in 1985.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn of Tenaha; sons Joseph Charlie Roy and wife Stacy of Tenaha and Matthew John Roy of Nacogdoches; daughter Glenda Gail Kellogg and husband Jimmy of Conroe, TX; stepson James Edward Kedzieski and wife Kathy of Crosby, TX; stepdaughters Barbara Kedzieski of Tenaha, Cheryl Lynn Gilbert and husband Gregg of Katy, TX, and Billie Jean Barnaby of Houston; sisters Ella Pitre of Conroe, Ethel Dotson, of Conroe, and Julia Mae Wancho of New York. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 1 step great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Roy was preceded in death by brother Adam Roy and sisters Emma Nipper, Audrey Sellers, and Mary McArdle.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home,
511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements


Robert Michael (Mike) Agnew, 50, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Huntsville while working. He was born November 17, 1961 in Carthage to John Robert Agnew and Judy Maye Baker Agnew. He was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Don Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Adam Braun, Steven Joe Watson, Christopher Pilgreen, Tom Watkins, John Willoughby and Sam Swint. Honorary pallbearers will be Barry Baker, Anthony Bell and Charles Deardoff.

He is survived by
Parents: Robert & Judy Agnew of Tenaha

Wife: Molly Agnew of Tenaha

Children:
Ashley Kitten and husband, Cole of Austin
Adam Braun of Shreveport, Louisiana
Cameron Agnew of Carthage
Kelsey Braun of San Antonio
Jonathan Agnew of Tenaha
Kailey Agnew of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Christopher Abernathy of Carthage
Harper Almeida of Carthage

Sister: Shelly Swint and husband, Sam of Tenaha

Mother-in-law: Geni Wooley and husband, Scott of Sulpher, Louisiana

Brother-in-law: Tom Watkins and wife, Mena of Carthage

Brother-in-law: Josh Watkins of Lake Charles, Louisiana

Nieces and nephews:
Coper Watkins of Carthage
Brandy Eubank of Tenaha
Christopher Pilgreen of Tenaha
Savannah Cassell and husband, Clint of Tenaha
Elizabeth Willoughby of Tenaha

A number of aunts, uncles and other family

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Bradley Agnew
Grandparents: Johnnie & Omie Agnew
Grandparents: Ernest & Maudie Baker
Special Uncle: Kenneth Baker

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Agnew’s name to:
American Lung Association National Headquarters
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 785-3355
http://www.lung.org/donate

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Lawana White, 83, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at her residence. She was born March 16, 1929 in Shelby County to Clayter Fulsom and Ethel Danley Fulsom. Ms. White was employed at a nursing home in San Augustine for over 18 years and was a member of White Rock Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012 at White Rock Baptist Church in Center with Bro. R.B. Elumbaugh officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Wilburn, Daniel Murphree, Shay Williams, Ronnie Davis, Mike Kelly and John Best.

She is survived by
Daughter: Dianne Murphree of Kingwood

Grandchildren:
Pam White Williams and husband, Shay of San Benito
Daniel Murphree and wife, Chelsea of Austin
Shelby White of Nacogdoches

Great Grandchildren:
Tristan Williams of San Benito
Trinity Williams of San Benito
Levi Murphree of Austin

A host of relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Clayter Fulsom and Ethel Danley Fulsom
Husband: Charles Alvis White
Son: Ricky White
Son-in-law: Michael B. Murphree

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


09/18/2012

Funeral services for Lupe Yates, 50, of Nacogdoches will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Brother Ronnie Frankens, John Laird, and Sheriff Kent Henson officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Yates was born October 27, 1961 in Patterson, California, and died Monday, September 17, 2012 in a Nacogdoches hospital. She had resided in Nacogdoches for 17 years and had worked at the Angelina County Sheriff's Department for 26 years. Lupe greatly enjoyed cooking, talking and visiting with friends, and spoiling her kids.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Carroll Yates of Nacogdoches; son and daughter-in-law, John Laird and Sarah St. John of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Joni Laird and Danny Lilly of Nacogdoches; mother, Marcela (Garcia) Guzman of Raymondville; father, Jose B. Garcia of Weslaco; sister, Pat Garcia of Houston; brothers, Tony Garcia of Raymondville, Jose Garcia of New Caney and Tim Guzman of Raymondville; father of John and Joni, Wade Laird of Hudson; Angelina County Sheriff's Office family; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Lillian Cavazos; and mother-in-law, Barbara Yates.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Redd, Bryan Holley, Danny Anders, Mike Jones, Bart Riley and Dale Childress.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tammy Holley, JoVina Harris, Dana Vanya and Tamishea Shewmake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Crisis Center, 2401 Davisville Road, Lufkin, Texas 75901.
The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.


Donald E. Storm Sr., 74, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at his residence.  He was born February 8, 1938 in Campus, Illinois to Martin Jence Storm and Mildred Holm Storm.  He served in the United States Army and was a member of Haslam Baptist Church in Haslam. 

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.  A military honors graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2012 at Houston National Cemetery in Houston.

He is survived by
Wife: Marion Lavern Storm of Joaquin

Daughters:
Donell Storm Sutcliffe of Nacogdoches
Tracey Tanton of Evadale

Son: Donald E. “Butch” Storm Jr. of Center

Grandchildren:
Trey Morris
Jessica Morris
Katracey Tanton
Robert Storm
Matthew Storm

Sisters:
Rose Mehochko of Mazon, Illinois
Helen Glenn of Vila Rica, Georgia

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded by
Parents: Martin Jence Storm and Mildred Holm Storm
Daughter: Donna Jean Storm

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Helen Marie Behrens, 78, of Montgomery, TX passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 in Conroe, TX. She was born August 25, 1934 to Chester “Doc” Hendrix and Eve Lou Hendrix. She was a loving, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

A graveside service will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Old Teneha Cemetery, in Tenaha, TX . Service entrusted to Mangum Funeral Home of Center, TX.

Preceded in death by:

Husband: Horace “Cotton” Behrens
Parents: Doc and Eve Lou Hendrix
Siblings: James and Jamie Hendrix
And Niece: Nancy Mitchell

Survived by:

Sister and Brother in law
Dorothy and Doug Marberry

Children
Bubba and Joy Rankin
Allen Paul Behrens
Donna and Rocky Magnusson
Cecil and Cathy Behrens
Chester and Darlene Behrens

11 Grandchildren
15 Great Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends


Carolyn May Wells went home to be with her Lord and Savior on her birthday, September 12, 2012 at the age of 58 at Ridgecrest Center in Waco. Carolyn was born on September 12, 1954 to Zan and Audie Sims May of Joaquin, TX. In September 1972, she married the love of her life, Marvin Prentice “Buddy” Wells, Jr. Their first born, Michael Jeremy Wells, was born in January 1977. They were very proud of their boys and were often at scout meetings, soccer games and other school activities supporting and cheering them on. Carolyn loved and supported her sons very much until her last breath. She was an avid Texas A&M fan, Marty’s alma mater, and a Dallas Cowboys fan. She was a successful realtor and retired from Pitney and Bowes later in life due to her illness of Multiple Sclerosis.

Graveside services will be Monday, September 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at O.E. Memorial Park in Logansport, LA.

Carolyn is survived by her sons, Marty Wells of Houston and Jeremy Wells of Odessa; three granddaughters: Aubrey, Ashton, and Samantha Wells; Brothers: Don May and wife Mary of Joaquin, Sammy May and wife Martha of Center, Roy May of Gladewater; Sisters: Bobbie Pruitt and husband Ron of Magnolia, Reeta Ann Frieze and husband Bob of Elko, NV; Sister-in-laws, Kay May and Sheryl Hopson; Brother-in-law Calvin Seago of Shreveport, LA, and many special nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband Buddy Wells parents Zan and Audie Sims May, brothers: Asa, Ray, and Jimmy May, sisters: Billie Jean Lawhorn and Ruby Seago.

The family would like to thank Ridgecrest Retirement Center and Dr. Kreis for the care provided to “Aunt Carolyn” since 2008. Brandi, Jessica, Stacey, and Judy of Bluebonnet Hospice were a tremendous support to her during her last days. Special thanks to Lori and The Boy. Lori was not only her caregiver but her friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Funeral services are under the direction of Grace Gardens Funeral Home in Waco, Texas.


09/15/2012

Jimmye Elaine Watkins Wallace, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 in Carthage. She was born June 18, 1932 in Camp Switch to Jim Ross Watkins and Evelyn Gertrude Bell Watkins. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Church of Christ in Tenaha. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andrew King officiating.  Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Beau Donaldson, Jerry Pate, Steve Thompson, Caleb Wright, Buster Masters and Verbon Pate. Honorary pallbearers will be Olin Oliver, Ronnie Emannis, Freddy Moody and Bill Haley.

She is survived by
Husband: Joe Neil Wallace of Joaquin

Daughters:
Elaine Carol Hall Looney and husband, Gary of Lufkin
Nancy Evelyn Hall Keeling and husband, Gordon of DeBerry

Six Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

Many special friends

She is preceded in death by
Parents: Jim Ross Watkins and Evelyn Bell Watkins
Half-sister: Betty Jo Cougar

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


09/14/2012

Mr. Eddie Ray Noble, 57, services will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11am at St. Luke Baptist Church, Logansport, LA with interment to follow at Old Zion B.C. Grand Cane, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held Friday September 14, 2012 from 6pm to 8m at St. Luke Baptist Church Logansport, LA.

Services intrusted to Purvis Funeral Home Mansfield, Louisiana.


09/13/2012

Jamie Kyle Hope, 33, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in Carthage. She was born January 15, 1979 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Jim Kyle and Shawna Smith Kyle. She was a member of Word of Life Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

A private graveside service will be held at a later time.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sydney Swilley of Elyseian Fields

Mother: Shawna Kyle of Stonewall, Louisiana

Brothers:
Karl Kyle of Houston
Ron DeChamplain and wife, Sylvie of Madera, California
Robert DeChamplain of Deadwood
Rodney DeChamplain and wife, Debbie of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sister: April Kyle-Hankins of Joaquin

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Jim Kyle
Maternal Grandparents: Bascom and Ailleen Smith
Paternal Grandparents: Dewey Van and Clydelle Kyle

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


09/12/2012

Sandra Sanders Bradshaw, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 12, 2012. Visitation will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 14 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15 at Christ United Methodist Church with Dr. Jerry House officiating. Private interment will be held at the Memorial Cemetery of College Station.

Sandra was a native of Center, Texas where she was a brilliant and beautiful child. In her high school years she was in the band and also performed as a twirler and would have been valedictorian of her class were it not for the fact she graduated in 3 years instead of 4.

Sandra and her husband, Jerry Bradshaw, were high school sweethearts. They began dating when Sandra was 14 and Jerry was 16. Separated by College, with Jerry at Texas A&M and Sandra at the University of Texas, Sandra left college to marry Jerry at the age of 18. The two of them had a long and happy marriage. Sandra was a stay-at-home mother and supported Jerry through 30 moves to advance his career. They were blessed with two children and would have been married 54 years in November.

Sandra loved to travel, and she and Jerry traveled to almost every country in Europe, visited Asia, Africa, and South America. Sandra loved going on cruises and they enjoyed many, many cruises together, including numerous Caribbean plus Alaskan, Baltic, Panama Canal, Nile River, across the Atlantic and Mediterranean cruises. She was also wonderful cook and passed along her culinary skills to her daughter.

Sandra was a founding and charter member of Christ United Methodist Church in College Station, volunteering for A&M United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Barnette Sanders and Irene Creech Sanders, Jerry’s parents, Marvin and Beatrice Bradshaw, half-brother Leon Sanders, and son Michael Allen Bradshaw.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Bradshaw; daughter, Carol Roach and husband Art Roach of College Station; 5 grandchildren, Joshua Baker and wife Jessie Baker, Katherine Osburn, Benjamin Bradshaw, Alexis Roach, and Alyssa Roach; and great grandson, Joshua (Duke) Baker, Jr. all of College Station; half-sister, Hazel Andre of New Iberia, Louisiana; sister-in-law, Jean Bradshaw of New London, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sandra was a direct descendant of her great-great grandfather, John Sanders, who was a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto.

The family wishes to thank the angels-of-mercy of Hospice Brazos Valley, the wonderful doctors, staff, and nurses at St. Joseph Hospital and St. Joseph ER in south College Station. We would also like to thank her surgeon, Dr. Alford, and Sandra’s long-time internist, Dr. Tseng.

Honorary pallbearers are the members of Christian Collage Sunday School class at Christ United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Hospice Brazos Valley, or St. Joseph Hospital.


09/11/2012

Timothy Eugene Holt, 65, son of Leo and Helen Holt of Toledo, OH passed away at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas on September 4, 2012. Tim and his wife Janet moved to Denton to be near their daughters and grandchildren after his retirement from Country Select in Belzoni, MS. Tim attended Ohio State University before proudly serving his country in Viet Nam as an Army Buck Sergeant E-5 in the 9th Infantry Division 2nd Battalion 47 Infantry Bravo Company. After serving his country, he was stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Because they enjoyed the Texas climate, Tim and his wife Janet LaJeunesse, whom he married August 30, 1969 in Toledo, OH, decided to make it home. Soon after, Tim and Janet moved to Houston, Texas where he worked for Gulf Oil. They were blessed with two daughters, Darcy and Amanda. Next, they made their way to East Texas where Tim was employed by Center Tire Company, then Tyson Foods.

Tim is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Helen Holt and sister, Catherine Baird. He is survived by his wife, Janet, daughters, Darcy Henry and Amanda Shelton, son-in law Andrew Shelton, grandchildren Blake, Mallory, Abbie, Gus, and Drew, sister Leona Blakemore of Sunbury, OH, nieces, nephews, cousins and much loved family and friends.

A visitation and Rosary will be held September 13, 2012 at DeBerry Funeral Directors, 2025 West University Dr., Denton, TX 76201 from 6:00-8:00 and Funeral services will follow Friday, September 14, 2012 with a memorial tribute starting at 10:30 and the Mass starting 11:00 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae, Denton, TX 76207. Attendees may then travel to the Dallas National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75211 for his military burial rite at 1:30. Memorial reception will be held following burial service at Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, TX 76208.

Online condolences and tributes can be made at www.deberryfuneraldirectors.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association at https://donations.diabetes.org or the National Kidney Foundation at http://www.kidney.org


09/10/2012

Danny Akridge, 54, of Center, passed away September 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1958 in Center to Luther Akridge and Edna Adkison Akridge. He served in the United States Air Force and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Barry Rankin officiating.

He is survived by

Sisters:
Carolyn Fenley and husband, Dub of Center
Susan Toomer and husband, Jimmy of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Billy Akridge and wife, Jan of Center
Gene Akridge and wife, Zandra of Nacogdoches

Stepmother: Ruth Fountain Akridge of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:

Parents: Luther Akridge and Edna Adkison Akridge
Sister: Joyce Chandler
Brothers: Jimbo Akridge and Benny Joe Akridge

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Fairy Graves, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 3, 1923 in Shelby County to Luther Ross Graves and Lucille “Lue” (Emanis) Graves.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Luther and Lue Graves, Brothers, Lairy Graves & Ross Graves, Jr, Sisters, Iva Dale Eddins, Willie May Fincher, Lucy Hutto & Annie Ruth Sherman, Half-Brother, Mahon Graves and Half-Sisters, Katie Bell Moore and Vader Emanis, Sisters-in-law, Frances Graves & Juanita Spears & Brother-in-law, Carroll Dale Mills.

He is survived by:
Wife: Geneva Graves of Center

Son: Fairy Michael Graves & wife, Lori of Dallas

Daughter: Vickie Patricia Orsak of Longview

Grandchildren:
Jason Michael Orsak
Kelli Nicole Orsak Sanford
Alexandra Lee Graves
Forrest Michael Graves

Great Grandchildren:
Kristin Nicole Orsak
Madelyn Grace Sanford

Sister-in-law: Faye Graves of Center

Brother-in-law: James Ray Mills & wife, Ann of Wichita Falls

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Friends

Pallbearers:
Jason Orsak, Forrest Graves, Tony Graves,
Kirk Sanford, Ronnie Graves & Randy Graves
Honorary Pallbearers:
Tyrone Garrett & Steven Fults

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


09/09/2012

Tal Turner, a long-time Clute business man, went to be with his Lord on September 6, 2012 at a Houston Hospital. He was born February 4, 1936 on the family farm at Center, Texas to Floyd and Virgie Turner. He came to Clute as a teenager. Met the love of his life, Lois Stoker, and married September 2, 1955. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

Tal is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, daughters Lisa Turner Keohane of Clute and Lana Turner White and Rick White of Washington; grandchildren: James Chorn and wife Melissa (both in U.S. Air Force), Chelsea White (U.S. Navy), Samantha Rice and husband Jeremy (U.S. Army), Carey White (U.S. National Guard), and Christian White of Washington; great grandchildren: Natalie Rice, Brennan Rice and soon to be a great granddaughter Autumn Larue Chorn; sisters Flo Wilburn of Center, TX and Belle Turner of Gainsville, FL; brother Lynn Turner of Center, TX and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Dennis Turner and Henry Turner and nephew David Turner.

Tal and his partner, Don Bruce, opened Central Auto Parts in 1962. After a few years, Don pursued other interest and left the business. Tal and his wife continued to operate the store for 42 years; closing in 2004 due to health problems. Tal Turner, "Mr. Central Auto Parts" to many, was a hard working, Christian man who demonstrated it by not just saying it, but by living his life that way. He was loved by many and will surely be missed.

Services will be held at Stroud Funeral Home on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

Visitation will be at Stroud Funeral Home on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1 till service time.

Graveside services will be held at Sand Hill Cemetery in Center, Texas on Monday, September 10, 2012.

Memorial online condolences may be sent to www.stroudfuneralhome.com


09/06/2012

Eddie Miller, 74, passed from this life on the morning of September 6th following a courageous five-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on November 2, 1937 in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Joaquin High School in 1956, Eddie proudly served in the Army while stationed in New Jersey. He moved back to Joaquin following his service, and in 1959, he met the love of his life, Jeanne Caroline Parrish. They were married on April 9th, 1960 and after 52 years, were still deeply in love. They were blessed with three sons whom Eddie loved deeply. He retired from Chevron in 1999 and later contracted with British Petroleum until 2009. He served on the Joaquin I.S.D. school board for nine years and was president for several years.

Everyone who knew Eddie remembers the sparkle in his eyes and the smile on his face. He will be missed for many things, among them his sense of humor and ready laughter, his ability to live every day to the fullest, and his pride in and love for his family, his friends, and his God. He was a member of Jackson Baptist Church where he served as song leader for many years. He loved singing for his church family and particularly enjoyed having the youth participate in his song service.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Jeanne; son, Larry Miller and wife Edie of Center TX, son, Dr. Jason Miller and wife Donnette of Frisco TX, son, Dr. Kevin Miller and wife Dr. Mary Ana Miller of Austin TX; grandchildren, Ryan Miller and wife Kristen, Parrish Miller, AnaLynn Miller, Slade Miller, Jennafer Farnham and husband Chris, and Mandy Wead; and great granddaughter, Presley Miller. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Angela Caroline Miller, and his parents, Doyle and Ida Miller.

Eddie's family would like to thank Austin Hospice and Christopher House for their help and support during his final days.

Pallbearers will be Bill Irish, Harold Irish, Wayne Swan, Chris Farnham, Ryan Miller, and Parrish Miller. Honorary Pallbearers are the Joaquin High School class of 1956, members of Jackson Baptist Church, Doug Smith and Ernest Claybrook.

Visitation will be held at Watson and Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, September 8th from 6 to 8 pm. A service celebrating Eddie's life will be held at Watson and Sons Funeral Home on Sunday, September 9th at 4 pm. Brother David Long and Brother Luke Garrett will be officiating the ceremony. Graveside service will follow at Ramah Cemetery.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Shelton Keith Bryant, 44, of Missouri City, Texas passed away Tuesday, September 4,2012 at his residence in Missouri City, Texas. He was born August 22, 1968 to Maggie Mae Bryant (Edwards) and the late Rudolph Bryant in Houston, Texas. Visitation will be held from 5pm to 8pm Friday September 7, 2012 at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Services will be on Saturday September 8, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Triumph First Pentecostal Church, Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop Zephaniah Swindle officiating.

Shelton is preceded in death by his father Rudolph Bryant and his grandparents.

Shelton is survived by:

Mother, Maggie Bryant of Missouri City, Texas

Brother, Kelvin Bryant & Wife Zena of Georgetown, Texas

Niece, Jazzmyn Olivia Bryant of Houston Texas

Nephews, Kelvin Bryant II of Georgetown, Texas; Dominic Keeling of Georgetown, Texas; Barrington Keith Bryant

Special Cousin, Claudia Robinson (Danny Boo) of Logansport, La

A host of aunts and uncles.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home Center, Texas.


09/06/2012

Willie James Grisby, Jr., 57 of Center, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at his residence in Center, Texas. He was born September 14, 1954 in Houston to Willie C. Grisby and Cornelious Butler Grisby.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10am at Community Funeral Home Chapel.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Kristen Cartwright of Houston, Texas

Brothers:
Eric Grisby of Center
Michael Charles Grisby of Houston

Aunt:
Cora Bell Williams of Shelbyville

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas


09/04/2012

Mae Alice (Parrish) Burns, 81, of Houston, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Visitation will be Friday, September 7, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 21, 1930 in Shelby County to Herman and Hazel (Pickard) Parrish and she grew up in Tenaha. Mae graduated Magna Cum Laude with high honors from the University of Houston.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Herman and Hazel Parrish, Husband, John Wilson Burns and Brother, Buford Parrish.

She is survived by:

2 Children:
Margie Burns of Cheverly, Maryland
John E. Burns of Houston

Grandson:
Edmund Burns Townsend of Baltimore, Maryland

2 Sisters:
Merrill Stearns & husband, Charles of Albuquerque, NM
Jeanne Miller & husband, Eddie of Joaquin

Several Nieces & Nephews

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Delbert Gene Clepper, 77, of Timpson, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012 in Garrison. He was born on November 15, 1934 in Waller, Texas the son of Morris Clepper and Velma Peterson Clepper. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Bro. John Richerson.

He is survived by his wife Pat Clepper of Timpson; Sons: Edward Gene “Little Gene” Clepper of Timpson and Doye Cantrell and his wife Robin of Timpson; Sisters: Bobbie Lee and Bonnie; and by 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Velma Clepper, his son, Stacy Clepper, grandson, Derek Clepper and by his brother Butch Clepper. Pallbearers will include: Allen Ross, Justin Richerson, Richard Hattaway, Robert Staudt, Gordon Bass and Bob Bass. Honorary pallbearers will include: Chase Clepper, Joshua Clepper and Layne Cantrell. The family of Mr. Clepper is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net


09/01/2012

Edward Wayne Wright, 58, of Center passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Center. He was born August 19, 1953 in Center to Luther Wayne Wright and Constance J. Mannino Wright. Mr. Wright was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Clever Creek Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating.

Survivors include:
Sons;
Dustin Wayne Wright of Lumberton
Austin Wright of Lumberton

Mother of his children, Shelly Wright of Lumberton

Mother, Constance J. Lanclos of Fannett

Sisters;
Elaine Creech and husband Jerry of Port Arthur
Ellen Ankenbrand and husband Adolf of Portugal
Earline Wright of Nederland
Elizabeth Wilson and husband Gary of Little Cypress

Aunt, Millie Warr and husband Oren of Center

Uncle, Brian Williams of Center

Cousin, Ronnie Clark and wife Norma of Center

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by;
Father, Luther Wayne “Scotty” Wright
Stepfather, Daniel Lanclos

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Judge Jack Pierce, 84, longtime district judge in the East Texas area, died Thursday, August 30, 2012.

Pierce was born to Hershel and Mary Louise Pierce in 1928 in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas, in a house that was converted from the old city jail. He used to like to say that he was the only state judge born in a jail.

Governor John Connally appointed Jack Pierce to the 145th judicial court in 1963. He was one of the youngest state judges at that time. Upon his retirement in 2001, he was the longest sitting judge in the state of Texas.

Jack and Willene Pierce married in 1958. As one friend said, "You didn't think of Jack without thinking of Willene, or think of Willene without thinking about Jack." Their home on Raguet Street with its bright red azaleas was the venue for many community events until Mrs. Pierce's illness and death.

They had two daughters, Mary Elizabeth McWilliams and Rosemary Pierce. They raised Willene's younger sisters, Lynette Pierce and Lori Martin, as their own daughters.

In 2005, Jack Pierce married Sue Newman. "Momma Sue" was a devoted mate who sacrificed her own retirement to make the final years of his life worth living. Her children, Gary Wright and Tinina Westbrook, also became part of his extended family.

Visitation will be at the Nacogdoches County Courthouse on Friday, September 7, 2012, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the 145th District Courtroom.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012, at First Baptist Church, located at 411 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Online memories and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

08/30/2012

Mary Jo Adams, 84 of Garrison, passed away August 28, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. She was born September 11, 1927 in Electra, Texas to Glover C. Lewis and Delia West Lewis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Garrison.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:30am to 11am at the First Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas with funeral services to follow at 11am. Bro. John McGuire will officiate. Interment will follwo at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by husband, Earnest Wade Adams of Garrison

Son, Ronnie Blakley of Montogomery, Texas

Daughter-In-Law, Kay Blakley of Montogomery, Texas

Daughters:
Angela Jo Brill of Houston, Texas
Cynthia Ann Puckett and husband Mike of Eden, North Carolina

8 granchildren and 12 great grandchildren

Host of other relatives and friends

Pallbearers: Mike Puckett, Dale Miller, Richard Knowles, Wade Brill and Owen Roack

Preceded in death by son, Timothy Wade Adams, both parents, 8 sisters, 1 brother, first husband, Willaim Blakley.

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Danny Eugene Brooks, 57, of Carthage, passed away August 29, 2012 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born November 23, 1954 in Carthage, Texas to Eugene Brooks and Velda Jean Ramsey Brooks. Mr. Brooks was employed in the oil industry for over thirty years and also worked in the restaurant business in both Carthage and Center for many years. He loved hunting, fishing, barbequing, and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Brooks, Chris Harkness, Johnny Ramsey, Terry Ramsey, Brandon Gray, Robert Barton, Mike Ramsey and Ronny Ramsey.

He is survived by
Sister: Shirley Harkness and husband, Wayne of Center

Brother: Paul Brooks and wife, Becky of Logansport, Louisiana

Niece: Kelli Gray and husband, Brandon of Center

Nephews:
Chris Harkness of Lufkin
Kelly Brooks and wife, Crystal of Joaquin

Aunts:
Nelwyn Head of Center
Dorothy Ramsey of Carthage

Special dog: Petey

A number of great nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Eugene Brooks and Velda Jean Ramsey Brooks

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Irene Davis, 92, of Joaquin, passed away, Wednesday August 29, 2012 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Pastor, Robert Anderson and Pastor, Mark Woolf officiating. Burial will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 23, 1920 to Dewey B. and Ellen (Ward) Jimmerson. She was member of the Truitt Chapel Baptist Church for many years and was currently a member of the Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, canning & taking care of family.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dewey and Ellen Jimmerson, Husband, John E. Davis, Daughter, Betty Davis, Daughter & Son-in-law, Barbara & Albert Cook, Brother, Irron Jimmerson and Sisters, Julia Jimmerson, Lila Schuartz & Nina Lindsey.

She is survived by:

Son:
Bill Davis & wife, Joan of Joaquin

Daughter:
Carolyn McGehee & Michael Anderson of Joaquin

Son:
Kenneth Davis & wife, Susie of Joaquin

Grandchildren: Debbie Chance & husband, Michael, Dona Hopson, David Davis, Dawn Grimsley & husband, Michael, Tony Mattingly & wife, Carla, Billy Mattingly & wife, Tina, Urana Sidler & husband, Jim, Gordon Mattingly & wife Crystal, James Cook, John Cook & wife, Angie, D’Ann Anderson & husband, Robert; Jerry Cook & wife, Annette, Ronnie Davis, Stacy O’Rear & husband, Larry, Eric Davis & wife, Jessica, Kristy Peterson & husband Terrence, Rase Davis & wife, Kim, Rhyne Davis, & Hannah Davis

Numerous Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

Sister:
Esther Burt & husband, Larry

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Special Friend and Caregiver:
Jean Richard Armstrong

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


John Quincy Adams, Sr. 78, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at his residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Minister, Jimmy Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 31, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 3, 1933 in Shelby County to James and Addie (Cox) Adams.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James and Addie (Cox) Adams, wife, Ruby Adams and Infant Son, James Randall Adams.

He is survived by:

2 Children:
John Q. Adams, Jr. & wife, Monica of Houston
Tammie Soto of Houston

6 Grandchildren:
John Randall Adams
Monica Gonzalez & husband, Ruben
Ruby Morales & husband, Raymond
Cassandra Rea
Eva Soto
Emily Mireles

5 Great Grandchildren:
R.J., Alina, Ivan & Abraham Gonzalez
Isaac Morales

Brothers & Sisters:
Ruby Ard of Fred
Tommy Adams & wife, Caroline of Spurger
Billy Adams of Houston
Sherli Wilson & husband, Sam of Houston
Jerry Adams of Houston

Brothers-in-law:
James “Shorty” Cunningham & wife, Berniece of Bronson
Clyde Cunningham & wife, Patricia of Pineland

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
John Adams, Jr., James “Shorty” Cunningham, Clyde Cunningham, Ruben Gonzalez, R.J. Gonzalez, Raymond Morales, Fidel Torres, and Jimmy Cunningham

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


08/29/2012

Richard Glenn “Ric” Lee, 48, of Center, passed away August 28, 2012 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was born December 11, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Bobby Lee and Carolyn Sue Smith. Mr. Lee was a local business owner of Major Audio for twenty-two years and was also involved in coaching Little League Baseball in Center. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, driving his John Deere Tractor and spending time with family and friends. Mr. Lee was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Morris Bell, Chris Byrnes, Jason Watlington, Howard Kline, Jim Sawyer, John Price, Jeff Samford and Jeremy Lansford. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Lee, Tom Hairgrove, Mark Lansford and Neal Stevenson.

He is survived by
Wife: Melissa Chapman Lee of Center

Daughter: Victoria Lee of Center

Son: Harrison Lee of Center

Mother: Sue Smith of Center

Sister: Lynda Hernandez of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Mother-in-law: Sue Chapman of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Jackolyn Stacy
Carmelo, Carolyn, Litta, Carlos and Carmon Hernandez
Steven, Krista and Chris Chapman

Preceded in death by
Infant son: Richard Grayson Lee
Father: Bobby Lee
Grandparents: H.L. & Opal Smith and Leon & Annie Lee

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
First United Methodist Church Prayer Cross Ministry
211 Porter Street
Center, Texas 75935

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Surrounded by her family, Kathy Glyn Hann Phillips died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Kathy, suffering from early onset Alzheimer's, resided at Isle of Watercrest in Mansfield at the time of her death.

Memorial services will be held later at Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield, Texas.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Alzheimer's Association.

Kathy was born in Center on Oct. 15, 1949, to Warren "Buddy" and Nelwyn Carriker Hann. She was an honor graduate of Sulphur High School in Sulphur, La. Kathy graduated in 1972 from the University of Louisiana in Monroe with a bachelor's degree in pharmacology. After graduation, Kathy worked as a pharmacist for over 35 years in Louisiana, California and Texas. Kathy was married to Sherman "Rip" Phillips from 1973 to 1998. She worked for almost 20 years at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock before retiring in 2007. Kathy dearly loved animals and for many years. When not at work, she volunteered at South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lubbock. Kathy was an outdoor enthusiast and especially enjoyed tennis, cycling and golf.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents.

The family would like to thank all the very special people with Envoy Hospice and Comfort Keepers for the excellent care and love they provided for Kathy. Your support and compassion were a blessing for Kathy and her family.

She is survived:

Brother: Kim Hann of Forest Hill

Aunt: Cynthia Carriker Williams and husband, Sonny, of Mansfield

Cousins:
Lori Tipton of Denton, Kirby Williams and wife, Julie, of Flower Mound, Warren Ward of San Antonio and Ronnie Ward of Iraan; and dear friend, Connie Lawrence of Lubbock.


George Daniel (Dan) Parker passed away in Bryan, Texas on August 28, 2012. He was 96. Dan lived in Shelby County for the first 89 years of his life, a place he always considered home. He was born on May 5, 1916 to Duke and Ila Parker. He was the second of five children. During his lifetime, Dan was a farmer, rancher, lumberman and mail carrier. He began his mail route after he retired from his other work, but he often said that delivering the mail to his rural friends was his favorite and most enjoyable job.

Dan was preceded in death by Virginia, his wife of 61 years; his daughter, Jane Ellen Jones; his parents; his stepmother Persis; brothers Guy and Roy; and sister Raye Davis.

Dan is survived by son Danny and his wife, Cindi of Bryan; son John (Bubba) and his wife Theresa of Corsicana; grandsons Seth Parker, Marlin Jones, Kevin Jones, Jason Parker, Scott Parker and Eric Parker; sister Betty Robertson; and three great-grand children Collin, Ryan and Camille.

Dan is returning home to Shelby County and will be buried next to Virginia in Newburn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


08/27/2012

Robert Leon Hutchison, 83, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

He was born on April 12, 1929, in Niles, Michigan, to parents Walter and Effie Coats Hutchison.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

Friends are invited to a visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Online condolences and memories may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


Doretha Chandler, 70, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services have been set for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at Martinsville Cemetery, located on FM 95 in the Martinsville community.

Friends are invited to a visitation Monday, August 27, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


08/24/2012

Eugene Lee Nance, 77, went home to be with the lord after a long illness on August 24, 2012. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr. Nance was born on July 25, 1934, in Dayton, Texas, to Elbie and Andrew T. Nance. Eugene could accomplish anything he set his mind to do.

Mr. Nance attended the University of Texas and was employed by US Steel American Bridge Division for 30 years. He was over a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge Madison 126. He was a grand deputy and past monarch of Ibis Grotto. Preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Andrew D. Nance, and sister in law Andrea Nance.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Wynona Nance; daughter Jennifer Osborne and husband Kim, son John Nance, and son Eugene Nance II and wife Starla.

Granddaughters Angela, Jessica, and Ericka; grandsons John II, Tyler, and Logan; great grandaughters Alice and Elizabeth; great grandsons Kolton and Tyler. Sister Patsy Phillips, husband Robert Phillips in addition to several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A grave side service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Strong Cemetery, FM 139 Shelbyville, TX 75973.

In the care of Watson Funeral Home 1554 State Hwy 7E. Center, Texas 75935.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7.

Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas said unto him, Lord we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the father, but by me.
St. John 14:1-6

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


08/22/2012

Funeral services for Myrtle Boren, age 94, of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00pm Friday 24, 2012 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Ellis and Bro. Bob Scott officiating. Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Carthage. Mrs. Boren passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Carthage.

Born March 18, 1918 in Oklahoma, Myrtle Maude Brazzeal was the daughter of Essie Ellen Waits and Wilbur Louis Brazzeal. Mrs. Boren moved to Carthage as a young girl with her family. She met Thomas Eugene Boren in 1933 and they were married on December 16th of that year. Together they shared 54 wonderful years of marriage until his death on May 13, 1987.

Myrtle was devoted to her family and her church, First Freewill Baptist, where she had been a member for many years. She was an amazing cook and nothing made her happier than to have a houseful of family over for a meal that she had gone to great lengths to plan and prepare. She retired from Panola General Hospital in 1984 with 12 years of service over the cafeteria. Many times through the years since her retirement, “Mrs. Myrtle”, as she was known to many, would run into those that had worked at the hospital during her tenure and the most common comment to her would be – “We sure miss your apple dumplings and your pies”. As her face lit up with pride, she would reply – “I’d be more than glad to make you some”. In her later years this love of cooking kept her busy baking pies and cakes for many throughout the county. Although she wouldn’t say she had a specialty, the most common request was her Sweet Potato Pie. It was not unusual to stop by to visit and find 5 or 6 pies lining her kitchen bar and then find yourself leaving with one of them because as she always put it – “I’ve always got an extra one or two because I never know when one of the kids might stop by”. “Mama Mryt”, as she was known to her family and many others, loved the times that her grandchildren, great grandchildren and several other children that she considered her own spent with her. Whether it be playing a game of checkers, reading a book or standing on the front porch with a smile waiting for them to get off the school bus; rest assured that her arms and her heart were always open for them and they could always count on her having them a snack.

Mrs. Boren is survived by Billie Jean Pugh and husband Max of Beaumont, Texas, Virginia Ellis and husband Ray, Albert Boren and wife Alice, Wesley Boren and wife Martha all of Carthage, Texas; sisters, Bertha Mathis and Gladys Davidson of Marshall, Texas and Violet Hale and Joy Tucker of Oklahoma. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren along with a host of nieces & nephews. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Brazzeal during WWII.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


Clayborn J. Humphreys, 96 of Garrison, Texas passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. He was born September 27, 1915 in Garrison to Thomas Humphreys and Cora Lee Barrington Humphreys. He was retired and of the Baptist faith.

Visitation was held Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10am at Cold Spring Cemetery.

He is survived by sisters:

Ruby Lou Yarbrough of Garrison, Texas
Marjorie Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Mr. Humphreys was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


08/20/2012

Ann Lowe, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born July 20, 1932 in Shelby County to Donnie R. Keith and Loretta Ward Keith. Ms. Lowe was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Justin Coburn, Bro. Keith Rose and Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Rushing Lambert, Bubba Walters, Charlie Carroll, Danny McFadden, Gene Gray and Wade Alvis. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Martin, Earl Delaney, Rickey McFadden, David Keith, Jack Keith, Tom Keith, Junior Ward, Charles Ronald Townes and Zachary Sharp.

She is survived by
Daughter: Geraldine Bridges and special friend and companion, A G Elliott of Joaquin

Son: Carroll Ray Miller and wife, Ruth of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Janice Danella Johnson of Joaquin and fiancé, Kevin Hughes of Center
John Paul Sledge and wife, Danyel of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Elizabeth Michelle Johnson of Joaquin
Marissa Anne Johnson of Joaquin
Zoe Ray Sledge of Joaquin
Zachary Sharp of Joaquin
Wade Alvis of Joaquin
Kaleb Hughes of Beckville

Uncle: Junior Ward of Timpson

Her spoiled dog: JR

Special Friends:
Toni Rushing, Joann Martin, Lula Bell Delaney, Kathy Dickerson, Lessie and Rosie

A number of cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Donnie R. Keith and Loretta Ward Keith
Husband: Shorty Lowe
Father of her children: Calvin Reed Miller

A special thanks to Green Acres Nursing Home and HeartsWay Hospice for the kindness and care given to Ms. Lowe.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


08/19/2012

Alton Rex Beckworth, 69, of Little Rock, AR, passed away August 18, 2012, in Little Rock, AR. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Wednesday, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born September 4, 1942, in Panola County, Texas, Alton Rex Beckworth was the son of the late Marcus Willis and Lula Mae (Plemons) Beckworth. He worked most of his life as a machinist in the oil field industry.

Survivors include his wife Jannett Estes Beckworth of Little Rock; son Danny Lee Beckworth; daughters: Wanda Beckworth, Tina Marie Johnson, and Angela Renee’ Salters; stepdaughter Teresa Annette Patzold; brother Eldon Keith Beckworth; 14 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

To register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangments.


08/18/2012

Louise B. Hooper, 86, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 22, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Larry Stegall officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born May 20, 1926, in Chicago, IL, Louise Beatrice Hooper was the daughter of the late Sam and Mabel (Scopel) Camazzola. She and Gene Hooper were married in November, 1951, and were blessed with 41 years together until his death on March 10, 1993. Louise was a talented seamstress, making dresses for many of the ladies in Timpson. She also was a wonderful cook and retired from the Timpson High School cafeteria after 20 years of providing meals for the students of Timpson. Louise was a member of First Christian Church, Timpson.

Survivors include her son Sam Hooper of Nacogdoches; daughter Frances Ramsey of Longview, TX; 3 grandchildren: Zack Hooper and wife Sarah, Christi Ransom and husband Jeff, and Ben Ramsey; 6 great grandchildren: Hayden, Haylie, Halle, Cameron, Dylan, and Devin; brother Joe Camazzola and wife Linda; and sisters Helen Cole, Lona Cole and husband Frank, and Neta Marie Henry and husband Donald.

In addition to her parents, Louise Hooper was preceded in death by husband Gene Hooper, brother Pete Camazzola, and sister Gena Murphy.

To register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


Jacqueline Porter, 47, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Houston. She was born September 15, 1964 in Okinawa, Japan to Joseph and Tamiko Gonzales.

Memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

She is survived by
Husband: Rodney Broadway of Center

Sons:
Frank Ryan Porter of California
Randy Broadway of Center

Daughter: Marissa Lewis and husband, Jason of Salisbury, Maryland

Granddaughter: Lucy Lewis

Father: Joseph Gonzales of California

Brother: Robert Raul Gonzales of California

Sister: Gracie Gonzales of California

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

She was preceded in death by her grandmother.

Services under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


08/17/2012

Charles "Chuck" Harmon, a 1972 Center High School graduate, passed away suddenly and will be missed by his family friends and loved ones.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 30 years Candace "Candi", his sons Logan (Kayla) and Larry (Glenna), and daughter Lauren, and granddaughter Liberty.

A celebration of Chuck's life will be held at Portland Avenue Community Center, 3513 Portland Avenue, East, Tacoma, (253-591-5391) on Sunday August 19, 2012 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

 


A memorial service for Mrs. Lisa Sepaugh, age 57, of the Deadwood Community in Panola County, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mervin Scott officiating. A reception will follow at the Sepaugh’s home. Mrs. Sepaugh passed away on Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, 2012, at her home in Deadwood.

Lisa Ann Sherrer Sepaugh was born on March 9, 1955, in Houston, TX to Edward Austin and Patricia Ann Yenny Sherrer. She graduated from the High School of Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and then attended the St. Thomas University where she earned a Fine Arts Degree in Music. She loved music, people, and was very knowledgeable in the area of medical science. Lisa was a professional musician, working as a music teacher most of her life and was a member of the Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity where she served as past president. She also worked for a period of time as a C.N.A. at nursing homes and as a loan processor for the First National Bank and Citizens Bank in Carthage for many years. She was very involved in Girl Scouts, serving as a Troup Leader and Service Unit Secretary for many years. Lisa was a past secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #353. She married Charles Stanley Sepaugh on Sept. 12, 1986, in Houston and together they moved to Deadwood in 1995. Lisa was a member of the Deadwood United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Ronald Paul Cady, Sr. who passed away on Sept. 5, 1975.

Lisa is survived by her loving husband, Stan Sepaugh; one daughter, Winter Sepaugh; one son, Ronald Paul Cady, Jr.; grandchildren, Ethan, Trinity, Jerrod, William, Lily, and Lilah; step-children, Rhiannon R. Stepherson and Clint Sepaugh and wife Carrie; surrogate children, Brandon & Sharon McDaniel; surrogate grandchildren, Katelyn, Kristina, & Alyson; mother-in-law, Lois Anders Riggins; and sister-in-law, Debbie Sellars and husband Charlie.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Sammy Brown Library, 522 W. College St., Carthage, TX 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Funeral services for Mr. S. J. Wells, age 75, of the Antioch Community of Panola County, TX, will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rodger Cole officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, TX. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Wells passed away on Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home.

S. J. Wells was born on May 19, 1937, in Houston, TX to Frank Rice and Jewel Aline Linton Wells. He moved to Carthage from Gruver, TX sixteen years ago. He married Kathryn Wear Wells on June 30, 1961 in Plainview, TX. He worked as a truck driver at B.G. Hooker in Tenaha for many years and was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. Mr. Wells was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Roy Wells, in 1996.

Mr. Wells is survived by his wife, Kathryn Wells of the Antioch Community; two sons, Ray Wells, also of the Antioch Community and Larry Wells of Carthage; two daughters, Deloris Griffin and husband Keith of Karnack, TX, and Dorthy Sparks and husband Marvin of Amarillo, TX; one sister, Laverne Paxton and husband Gene of Henderson, TX; one brother, Frank Wells and wife Florence of Houston, TX; and seven grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive Mr. Wells.

Serving as pallbearers are Adam Wilson, Nicholas Telsthow, Elton Weems, Charlie Clements, Eric Allen, Jeff Farman, Jay Moore, Paxton Langston and Holland Dickey.

If desired, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3218 FM 699, Carthage, TX 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


08/16/2012

Clem Wilton (Willie) Patterson, the sixth of 13 children born to Harvey Richard and Bettie Marshall Patterson, passed away August 14, 2012 in Center, TX.  He was born on September 24, 1925 in Floyd County, TX and grew up on a farm near Floydada, TX.  He enjoyed a full life with his late wife, Benevee (Bea) Boyd and his seven children.  

Willie is preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers Melvin, Marshall, Russell, Bobby, and Charles Patterson; sister Bernita Campbell; and grand-daughter Brittany Patterson.

He is survived by children:  Willie Ray & Leola Patterson of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; Randy & JoAnn Patterson of Tenaha, TX;  Charles & Debra Patterson of Plainview, TX; Pamala & Katsumi Metz of Graham, Washington; Millard & Sarah Patterson of Round Rock, TX; Scott & Dana Patterson of Las Animas, Colorado; Tim & Rhonda Patterson of Tenaha, TX; sisters: Nellie Jo Kimball of Ft Worth, TX; Mattie Taylor of Brownsville, TX; Myrtle Finley of Lubbock, TX; Charlene Whitfill of Snyder, TX; Mary Pierce of Crosbyton, TX; brother Jerry Patterson of Grant's Pass, Oregon; along with 16 grandkids and 18 great grandkids.

Willie will be laid to rest next to his beloved Bea at graveside services held in Vernon, TX at Wilbarger Memorial Park August 23, 2012 at 2 pm.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


08/14/2012

Bro. Joe Nathan McNealy Sr. (78) of Center, died at Holiday Nursing Home. Bro. McNealy’s funeral services will be Saturday, August 18, 2012, at St. Paul Baptist Church at 11:00am. Bro. Freddie Wilson will officiating. Bro. McNealy was a retired teacher and coach for Center Independent School District.

Survivors:
Wife: Gretchen McNealy of Center, Texas

2 Sons:
Joe McNealy Jr. (Lisa) of Dallas, Texas
Kyle McNealy (Sharon) of The Colony, Texas

2 Daughters:
Constance McNealy of Wylie, Texas
Stephanie (Mark) Orona of Wylie, Texas

4 Brothers:
Rev. T.R. McNealy, Sr. (Evelyn) of Dallas, Texas
Rev. Jeff McNealy (Lida) of Dallas, Texas
Rev. Charles McNealy (Marlin) of Arlington, Texas
Rev. Timothy (Tricia) McNealy of Dallas, Texas

2 Sisters:
Mildred Martin of Houston, Texas
Ruth Tucker of Red Oak, Texas

Visitation at St. Paul Baptist Church Friday, August 17, 2012, from 4-7pm
Burial will be at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce, Texas


08/13/2012

Hadley Lynn Davis, infant daughter of Chris Davis & Jennifer McRae Davis, of Center, passed away August 13, 2012 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. Bobby Warr officiating.

She is survived by
Parents: Chris & Jennifer Davis of Center

Brother: Hunter Davis of Center

Grandparents:
Keith & Sami McRae of Carthage
Rhonda Davis and husband, Richard of Nacogdoches
Roy Davis and wife, Rebecca of Center
Debbie Lucas of Little Rock, Arkansas

Great Grandparents:
Edward & Shirley McRae of Center
Glenda Wimmer of Lake Charles, Louisiana
James O. & Joyce Davis of Center

Great Great Grandmother: Irene Mayfield of Center

Aunt:
Alicia McRae of Little Rock, Arkansas
Kara Justus and husband, Roger of Lufkin

A number of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Great Grandparents: Mike & Beth O’Donnell, D. & Judy Rushing
Great Grandmother: Joann Davis

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


08/12/2012

Edgar Earl “Ed” Green, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Center. He was born November 21, 1937 in Shelby County to Bro. Elmo Green and Lera McMahon Green. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville. Mr. Green was of the Baptist Faith.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Carrolltown Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Renfro, Jim White, Ray Stroope, Steve Smith, Keith Wingo and Joel Graves. Honorary pallbearers will be James Powell and Jackie Cannon.

He is survived by
Wife: Shirley Green of Shelbyville

Son: Mark Green of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Mindy Smotherman and husband, Randy of Huxley
Lacy Carter and husband, Jim of Keller

Five Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Bro. Elmo Green and Lera McMahon Green

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fannie Brown Booth Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


08/11/2012

Ervin A. "Jack" Langford, age 90, died Friday, August 10, 2012, in Nacogdoches.

He was born October 19, 1921, in Martinsville to parents George Leroy Langford and Buelah Wall Langford.

Langford was a World War ll veteran and served in the United States Army, where he learned mechanic and cooking skills that followed him all throughout his life. He was self-employed for over 50 years and took care of the community's cars, trucks, boats, lawn mowers, and tractors.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pauline "Polly" Langford; brother, George Langford; sister, Opal Langford Murdock.

He is survived by two sons, Gerald Langford and Gary Langford and wife Caye Lyn, all of Nacogdoches; daughter, Linda Perkins and husband Jim of Woden; grandchildren, Marqus Langford and wife Shirley of Nacogdoches, Misty Collins and husband Ken of Alto, and Belinda Perkins and Tammy Perkins, both of Woden; six great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery, located off FM 711 in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House at Fort Sam Houston.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


08/09/2012

Wilburn “Levis” Worsham, 89, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born August 20, 1922 in Joaquin to Wilburn Dewey Worsham and Mamie Stone Worsham. Mr. Worsham served in the United States Army 96th Infantry during World War II and later owned and operated Worsham Grocery for sixty-five years. He was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin and Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Dock Lazarine, Bro. Rodger Cole and Bro. Matt Comer officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Josh Childress, Jacob Kay, Travis Worsham, Dale Worsham, David Worsham and Richard Worsham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Stone, Rodney Dean, Jim Coulter, Bruce Stone, Damon Faulk, Bradley Faulk, Mark Farr, Dub Alford, Harold Faulk, Hunter Bradshaw, Paul Roquet, Mark Wilson, Steven Smith, Larry Smith, Kyle Ivey, James Howell, Carl Smith, Joe Lowery, Mark Ivey, Charlie Carroll, John Gordon, Ronnie King, Charlie Thomas and Elmer Matthews.

He is survived by
Wife: Louise Faulk Worsham of Joaquin

Daughters:
Kay Worsham Childress of Tenaha
Jill Worsham Kay and husband, Ken of Joaquin

Son: Phil Worsham and wife, Dr. Debrah of Joaquin

Step-son: Terry Jack Faulk and wife, Myriam of Spring

Step-daughter-in-law: Candi Faulk of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Josh Childress and wife, Sonia
Nena Ivey and husband, Kyle
Shelbea Comer and husband, Matt
Cassie Lea Kay
Jacob Kay and wife, Liza
Sarah Naomi Worsham
William Travis Worsham
Olivia Grace Worsham

Step-grandchildren:
Ashley Holcomb and husband, Johnny
Sandy Farr and husband, Mark
Bradley Faulk and wife, Heidi
Alesha Seroczynski and husband, Tom
Danise Faulk
Damon Faulk and wife, Kelly

Great Grandchildren:
Noah Childress
Peyton Childress
Braxton Golladay
Addie Golladay
Cruz Ivey
Kross Ivey
Eli Comer
Emorie Comer

13 Step-great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Gwen Roquet and husband, Warren of Houston
Marcelle Smith of Huxley

Sisters-in-law:
Anita Worsham of Joaquin
Ever Andresen of South Dakota
Irene Yancey of Houston
Lurline Scales of Logansport, Louisiana
Patsy Hataway of Houston

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

Many longtime patrons of Worsham Grocery

Preceded in death by
Parents: Wilburn Dewey Worsham and Mamie Stone Worsham
Wife: Inez Hataway Worsham
Son-in-law: Buddy Childress
Brother: Billy Jack Worsham
Brother-in-law: Sammy Smith
Stepson: Danny Faulk

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Ruby Gunnels, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in Houston, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 10, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 20, 1922 to B.O. and Jewell (Defee) Potts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Center. She worked for Rogers Drug Store for many years. She was a member of the Bridge Club and loved working in her yard.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Bid & Jewell Potts, Husband, Bill Gunnels, Grandson, John David Gunnels, Brother, Jack Potts and 2 Sisters, Billie Murph and Mary Francis Potts.

She is survived by:

Children:
John Gunnels & wife, Martha of Livingston
Marilyn Ellis & husband, Robert of Houston

5 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Grandson

Sister: Bettie Willis of Center

Brother-in-law: A.L. Murph of Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2 Sisters-in-law:
Claudine Buckner of Center
Gay Gunnels of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Marc Gunnels, Scott Ellis, Ken Cunningham, Preston Kent, Robert Ellis, Richard Balfanty, Ruizo Epifanio & Alfredo Leon

In lieu of flowers, Donation can be made to Spann’s Chapel Cemetery Fund or to Neuville Cemetery Fund.

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


08/07/2012

Lessie Mae Fountain, 90, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 10, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 25, 1922 in Nacogdoches County to Obe and Nettie (Fussell) Mancil. She was member of the First Pentecostal Church of San Augustine.

She is preceded in death by Father, Obe Mancil, Mother, Nettie Akridge, Step-Father, Slim Akridge, Husband, Bill Fountain, Son, Wayne Fountain, Son, Waylon Rex Fountain, Brother, Allen Mancil & Brother, Cecil Mancil.

She is survived by:
Son: Jim Fountain of Center
Son: Eddie Fountain & wife, Anna of Etoile
Son: Larry Fountain & wife, Susan of Center
Son: Gary Fountain of Center

Daughter: Carol Fountain Cook & husband, Jerry of Conroe

Daughter-in-law: Carmel Fountain of Center

13 Grandchildren
23 Great Grandchildren
Great Great Grandchildren

Sister: Ruth Akridge of Center

Sister: Shirley Morgan of Naples, FL

Sister-in-law: Eleanor Mancil of Orange

Many Loving Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Chuck Livingston, Kyle Fountain, Steve Fountain, Joey Fountain, Allen Mancil, Jeff (Tull) Moore & Stacy McSwain

Honorary Pallbearers:
Bo Scott, Justin Gibbs, Billy Fountain, Dr. Dixon Golden, Leon Graddy & J.C. McSwain

Donation can be made to St. Jude Research Hospital & Paralyzed Veterans

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Aubrey R. King, 56, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at his residence. He was born March 28, 1956 in Center to J.B. King and Margaret Armstrong King. Mr. King was a Preacher at Pleasant Hill Church of Christ in Tenaha and one of the original members of the Calvary Boys Quartet.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 at Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center with Tim Perkins and Buddy Bankhead officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Chip Roberson, Ron Meadows, Bill Smith, Timothy Roberson, Waylon Moore, Randy Meadows, Andy Jarvis and Frank Kilpatrick. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Pleasant Hill Church of Christ and former members of the Calvary Boys Quartet.

He is survived by
Wife: Cheryl King of Tenaha

Sons:
Andrew King and wife, Alisa of College Station
Aaron King of Tenaha

Mother: Margaret King Freeman of Tenaha

Brother: Joe King and wife, Becky of Monroe, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: J.B. King

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Emeline "Nana" Thompson, 93 of Nacogdoches passed away on August 6, 2012 in Nacogdoches, TX. Emeline was born in Cumberland County Pennsylvania on November17, 1918 to Earl and Mary (Sheaffer) Rank.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at First Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Thompson is preceded in death by her husband; Douglas Thompson; parents Earl and Mary (Sheaffer) Rank, 1 grandson and 2 brothers.

She is survived by

Daughters: Patricia Neff & husband Searight of Nacogdoches, Texas
Bonnie Neiman of Palm Harbor, FL.

Three grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild

Sisters:
Shirley Fenton
Imogene Barbour

Funeral Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison,Texas


Mr. Devant Beard, age 84, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Beard was born July 10, 1928, in Garrison, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having retired after more than 20 years service. He then worked a number of years for Texas Farm Products before his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Beard of Garrison.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Carroll White and Bro. John McGuire officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


Raymond Luther Morgan, 83, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Ramah Cemetery with Pastor Bob Beaty & Pastor Joe Hagan officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 5: 00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 16, 1929 to Gustiff “Gus” and Myrtle (Garner) Morgan. He was member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nacogdoches.

He is preceded in death Parents, Gustiff “Gus” and Myrtle (Garner) Morgan and Brothers & Sisters.

He is survived by wife: Pauline Burk of Lumberton

Children:
Shirley Spurlock & husband, Michael of Tenaha
Kenneth Morgan & wife, Cindy of Center
Sherry Morgan of Shreveport, LA
Bobby Morgan of Nacogdoches
Shelia Sparks & husband, Doug of Marshall

Grandchildren:
Eric Spurlock
Candice Eaves
Toni Lawrence
John Morgan
Skyler Morgan
Tressie Morgan
Layla Mayfield

Great Grandchildren:
Chaez Spurlock, Ella Eaves, Gracie Morgan, Tucker Morgan and James Morgan

Step Children:
Jerry Burk of Lumberton
Bryan Burk of Tyler
Jimmy Burk of Lumberton
Judy McRae of Nacogdoches

Brother: Homer Morgan of Budda, Illinois

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Kenneth Morgan, Bobby Morgan, Doug Sparks, Eric Spurlock, Mike Spurlock & Steven Eaves

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Henry Willoughby, 51, of Center, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Sardis Cemetery with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

He was born September 15, 1960 in Shelby County to Wesley Tritus and Helen Marylee (Price) Willoughby.

He is preceded in death Parents, Hud & Helen Willoughby.

He is survived by:
Daughter: Samantha Koehler of Chicago

Granddaughter: Madison Koehler of Chicago

Sisters:
Rita Corbell of Center
Debra Miles & husband, Steve Smith of Center

2 Nephews:
Jeff Corbell & wife, Natalie of Center & son, Charlie
Chris Grimes of White Settlement & sons, Gage & Colton

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


08/06/2012

Mrs. Mamie Dale Skillern, age 87, and life-long and long-time resident of San Augustine, Texas, passed from this life on Thursday afternoon, August 2, 2012, in San Augustine.

Dale was born September 9, 1924, in San Augustine, Texas, to Emma Dale Henry Thomson and Fred Thomson. She was a homemaker, served in the Daughters of The Republic of Texas, and was a member of the Bridge Club in San Augustine, and a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Husband, Kenneth Skillern of San Augustine; and Son, Fred Skillern and his wife, Kathy of Houston; Daughter: Kay Skillern of Austin, along with grandchildren, Leslie Cheevers, Christopher Skillern, and Mark Skillern

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2012, in the First Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas. Bro. Chet Hensley will officiate. Cremation arrangements by Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

At the family request Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and son, Benjamin Skillern, along with 5 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Eva Jean Jones, 86, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born February 6, 1926 in Hemphill to Clyde Floyd Brittain and Minnie Ola Smith Brittain. Mrs. Jones was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating.

She is survived by
Husband: D. S. “Shug” Jones of Center

Sons:
Dalton Jones of Center
Damon Jones of Center
Roderick Jones and wife, Lisa of Center

Daughter: Leisa Webster and husband, Jeff of Center

Grandchildren:
Audrey, Davis, Julia, Madalyn and Colbey

Great Grandchildren:
Zander, Kendyl, London, Lily

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Clyde Floyd Brittain and Minnie Ola Smith Brittain
Two Brothers

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Daniel Henry Folsom Jr., 60, of Center, passed away Friday, August 3, 2012, in Nacogdoches. He was born November 3, 1951 in Burleson, Texas to Daniel H. Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom. Mr. Folsom was a loving son, father and brother. He loved fishing and camping.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jason Burch, Terry Burch, Mike Thompson, Tommy Ard, Olan Woodard Jr. and Benny Holt.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Folsom, Austin Carney and Marshall Carney.

He is survived by
Son, Clayton Folsom and wife Amanda of Ft. Worth

Grandchildren: Austin, Marshall and Faithlyn

Mother, Vastine Folsom of Center

Brothers;
James Folsom of Center
Randy Folsom of Center

Sister, Carolyn Shaw of Plano

Stepsons;
Jason Burch
Terry Burch

Special friend, Faye Ard

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Father, Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr.
Wife, Tonja Hughes Folsom
Brother, Larry W. Folsom

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Mr. Woodrow Wilson Pollard, age 99, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 05, 2012 at Holiday Nursing Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Tennessee Presbyterian Church in Tenaha with Bro. Kenneth Verner & Rev. Ashley Cook officiating. Burial will follow at the Tennessee Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Pollard was born March 14, 1913 in Rusk County to Parents, Daniel & Kizzie Pollard. He graduated from Tenaha High School. At the age of 29 he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Normandy Invasion. He went in on the third wave to set up telegraph communications and he was also in charge of the commissary. His early career began setting up Forum Cafeterias in Kansas and Texas which later became Wyatt’s Cafeteria and currently Luby’s Cafeteria. He served as a District Governor of AARP. He also sold insurance for Rio Grande Life Insurance & Kentucky Central for many years. He was a member of the Tennessee Methodist Church in the Tennessee Community for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel & Kizzie Pollard, Wife, Evelyn Crawford Pollard,
Son, Doyle Ray Pollard and Siblings; William, Joe, Marshall, Curtis, Pauline, Mary, Wilma, Mildred & Francis.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Mary Jo Vick Pollard of Center

Son:
Gale Pollard & fiancé, Gail Hutchings of Houston

Granddaughter:
Lindsay Pollard of Carrollton

Daughter-in-law:
Janet Pollard of Frisco

2 Sisters:
Mozelle Barrington of Houston
Martha Porter of Livingston

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


08/04/2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Hornbuckle, 83, of Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 10:00AM with Bro. Jerry Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Gravel Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Hornbuckle was born on May 4, 1929 in Nacogdoches, Texas the daughter of Matt Mercer and Vera Kerr Mercer in Nacogdoches, Texas. She went to be with the Lord on August 3, 2012.

Margaret grew up in Nacogdoches where she attended Nacogdoches High School. Margaret was a member of the V.F. W. Lodge Auxiliary-Post 3893 and the DAV Auxiliary –Post Chapter 83 in Nacogdoches. She was also faithful member of Westside Baptist Church.

A lover of the outdoors she most especially loved to watch butterflies and there was a special place in her heart for her cat “Callie”. She spent many hours enjoying her favorite books she also enjoyed baking. Most of all, her family meant the world to her. She was an awesome mom and grandmother.

She is survived by her sons: Gary Hornbuckle, and his wife Vicki, Jim Hornbuckle and his wife Cathy, and Russell Hornbuckle and his wife Sandra all of Nacogdoches; daughter: Sandra Dearman and her husband George of Nacogdoches; sister: Geraldine Mercer Dean of Timpson; sister-in-law: Billie Mercer; fifteen grandchildren and thirty three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Matt Mercer and Vera Mercer; brother: J.T. Mercer; son: Bruce Hornbuckle; and by grandsons: Chad Hornbuckle and David Dearman.

Pallbearers will be Chris Hornbuckle, Gary Hornbuckle, Matthew Hornbuckle, Gary Wayne Makries, Michael Dearman, Daniel Dearman, Jack Hornbuckle and Joe Triana.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Gravel Ridge Cemetery Association.

Condolences can be shared on line at www.lairdfh.net.

The family of Mrs. Hornbuckle is being served by Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches.


08/02/2012

Vernell McKinney, 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 16, 1933 in Shelby County to James Oscar and Hattie Golena (Francis) Vaught. She was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Oscar & Lena Vaught, Husband, Vincent McKinney, Grandson, Tommy Ashton, Brothers & Sisters, Rachel Samford, Shirley Fancher, Gwendolyn Vaught, Wade Vaught, Loral Vaught, Shorty Vaught, J.E. Vaught & Jack Vaught.

She is survived by:

Children:
Diane Ragsdale & husband, Randy of Lake Jackson, Texas
Dorothy Ashton of Center
Karan Bledsoe & husband, Russell of Athens
Sheila White & husband, Bill of Shelbyville
Glenna McKinney of Center

15 Grandchildren
17 Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Mae Minton of Center
Faye Bolton of Minden, LA

Brother:
Maxwell Vaught of Houston

Sister-in-law:
Bernadine Riner & husband, Brodie of Houston

Brother-in-law:
Jess McKinney & wife, Dottie of San Augustine

Sister-in-law:
Arlene Vaught of Bridge City

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Kris Rosenkoetter, Kerry Price, Johnny Ashton, Nathan McKinney, Jimmy Dane Samford & Mack Samford

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

07/31/2012

Mr. Marlin Leon Walton, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away on July 29, 2012. He was born in San Augustine County on July 31, 1930, to the late Thomas Leon Walton and Minnie Estelle (Griffin) Walton.

During the Korean conflict Mr.Walton served in the U.S. Air Force. He drove delivery trucks for several different companies throughout East Texas. He loved fishing, hunting, horses and the outdoor life in general.

Mr. Walton is survived by his wife, Bobbie Ponder Walton of San Augustine; son Joe Walton and wife Sheron of San Augustine; daughters Joan Rogers and husband Travis of Joaquin, Joy White and husband Joe of Tenaha, Belinda Wall and husband Roger of San Augustine; grandchildren Joe Walton Jr. (Shanna), Amy Williams (Gary), LeaAnn Bennefield (Clayton), Joshua Lout, Cody Walton (Brittany), Gary Brevard (Miranda), Kenneth Young, Kirk Nelson (Teri), Kevin Nelson (Gail), Keith Rose (Martha), Rodney Rogers, Jeff Rogers, Steve Rogers, Chastity Overby (Jeremy), Charity Arwine (Ryan), Jodi Pena (Chris), Jack White, Caleb Wall, Destinee Wall, Haven Wall and Skye Nix; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers Thomas Walton (Barbara), Lee Walton and Kenneth Walton (Martha); sisters Opal Waldrop, Doris Ward, Billie Sue Morris (Weldon); Berlene Morris, Janie McCollough and Barbara Hussey; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m., with Bro. Frank Holrath, Bro. Keith Rose and Bro. Burl McBride officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 5:00 til 8:00 p.m., Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.


07/28/2012

Funeral services for H. Wayne Dudley, age 76, of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 3:00 pm Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Autry Funeral Home chapel, Jacksonville with Rev. David Hallum, Rev. James Barnes and Rev. Wes Bynum officiating.

Burial will be held at Jarratt Cemetery, Jacksonville.

Mr. Dudley passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 in Tyler.

He was born August 18, 1935 in Jacksonville, TX.

Mr. Dudley was a member of Afton Grove Baptist Church, graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1954 and was formerly employed at J. B. White’s in Jacksonville for 35 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Hollis Dudley and Carmen Morgan Dudley, and brother “Pee Wee” Dudley.

Survivors include his wife Gay Dudley of Jacksonville; son Stephen Dudley and wife Vickey of Shelbyville; daughter Karen Mills and husband Raymond of Tyler; brother Butch Dudley and wife Maudie of Lindale; sister-in-law Loma Dudley of Jacksonville; four grandchildren Kacy Mills, Victoria Vey and husband Chris, Cheyenne Dudley and wife Jessica, and Stephanie Martin and husband Bryan; and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Brent Piper, Lance Dudley, David Dudley, David Garrett, Danny Barnes, Kelly Allen, Jim Brown and Eric Allen.

Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville


07/27/2012

Rosa Anna Pina, 27, of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Lufkin. She was born June 17, 1985 in Jacksonville to Raul Pina and Pamela Simms Pina.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Keithron Bell, Keith Paul Simms, Dayrien Driver, Michael Harvey, Chris Bell and Raymond Pina. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Simms and Raul Toby Simms.

She is survived by
Four Children:
Jalaila Pina, Omeliyah Roland, Keyshann Bell and Jazmine Bell all of Lufkin

Father: Raul Pina

Two Sisters: Jennie Pina and Chrissy Pina both of Lufkin

Two Brothers:
Keith Simms of Bossier City, Louisiana
Toby Simms of Nacogdoches

Two Aunts:
Marsha Simms of Center
Amelia Short of Tampa, Florida

Three Special Sisters:
Jennifer Simms of Jacksonville
Jennifer Harvey of Nacogdoches
Misty Harvey of Lufkin

Preceded in death by
Mother: Pamela Simms Pina
Daughter: Kiya Roland
Sister: Hope Simms
Three Brothers: Rigo Pina, Pepe Pina and Derrick Pina

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Pepe Aldo Pina, 29, of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Lufkin. He was born January 12, 1983 in Nacogdoches to Raul Pina and Pamela Simms Pina. He was a full-time college student at Angelina Junior College in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby.

Pallbearers will be Keithron Bell, Keith Paul Simms, Dyrien Driver, Michael Harvey, Chris Bell and Raymond Pina. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Simms and Raul Toby Simms.

He is survived by
Son: Zander Pina of Center

Father: Raul Pina

Two Sisters:
Jennie Pina of Lufkin
Chrissy Pina of Lufkin

Two Brothers:
Keith Simms of Bossier City
Toby Simms of Nacogdoches

Three Special Sisters:
Jennifer Simms of Jacksonville
Jennifer Harvey of Nacogdoches
Misty Harvy of Lufkin

Preceded in death by
Mother: Pamela Simms Pina
Sisters: Rosa Pina and Hope Simms
Brothers: Rigo Pina and Derrick Pina

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


07/26/2012

Jean Carroll Lout, 83, of Buna, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. She was born on July 20, 1929, in the Aiken community of Shelby County, Texas, to Beulah Williams Carroll and Jack W. Carroll.

Jean lived many years in Shelby County and was a 1947 graduate of Center High School. After her marriage to Bert Lout, they lived in Nederland form 1951 until 1966 when they relocated to Buna, Texas and resided there for forty-five years.

Family was very important to Jean. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, as well as a caring daughter and sister. Jean was also a dedicated Christian and enjoyed fellowship with her church family at Word of Life Church in Silsbee. She was a great cook and enjoyed working in her yard and flower beds and enjoyed being a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughters, Vickie Richards Bond of West Columbia and Carolyn Lout Marquart and her husband, John of Lumberton; grandchildren, Kent Crawford and his wife, Jennifer, of Fort Worth; Jason Crawford and his wife, Tannis Mattson, of Cypress; Melanie Marquart Meriwether and her husband, David, of Beaumont; and Jared Marquart of Lumberton; great-grandchildren, Landon and Olivia Crawford, Mattison and Skyler Mattson, and Carson, Parker, and Violet Meriwether; sisters, Jackie Rathbun and her husband, Skeet; and Mary Harris, all of Center; and special aunt, Eugenia “Sang” Carroll Fuller, of Martinsville. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bert Lout; brother, William E. Carroll; and brothers-in-law, Bernard Lout and Morgan Harris.

A gathering of Mrs. Lout’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her graveside service will be 12:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012, at Rather Cemetery, FM 139 at 87, Shelbyville.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


Billy Ben Bradshaw, 68, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born February 10, 1944 in Center to Marvin Bradshaw and Beatrice Carroll Bradshaw. He was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Bradshaw is survived by
Son: Dr. Mark Bradshaw of Rome, Georgia

Daughter: Jennifer Bradshaw Griffith of Houston

Grandchildren: Alexandra Bradshaw, Madeline Bradshaw and Emma Griffith

Brother: Jerry Bradshaw and wife, Sandra of College Station

Sister-in-law: Jean Rayford Bradshaw of New London

Uncle: Hunter Bradshaw and wife, Clara of Center

Aunt: Eugenia Fuller of Martinsville

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Marvin Bradshaw and Annie Carroll Bradshaw
Brother: Bruce Bradshaw

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


07/25/2012

Funeral services for Kathy Sue Hamilton will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Greenleaf Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Castle Cemetery.

Kathy Sue Hamilton was born July 31, 1946 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Raymond Yahola and Nakomis Iva Fixico-Vela. She passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at her home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 65.

Ms. Hamilton, a resident of Tahlequah, retired from the Realty Department of the Muskogee Creek Nation. She enjoyed working with genealogy, bowling, reading, fishing and her dog “Maggie”. She also attended the High Spring Baptist Church in Okemah. On March 17, 1973, she and Travis Hamilton were married in Miami, Oklahoma; he preceded her in death in 1986.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Travis Hamilton.

Survivors include her three brothers, Scott Vela and fiancée Joanne Rigg of Shelbyville, Texas; Terry Yahola of Okemah and Justin Yahola of Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Lisa Bryan and husband Stephen of Centreville, Virginia and Madeline Sadongi of Carrolton, Texas.

Serving as active pallbearer will be: Jay Yearby, Doran Fixico, Albert Bronaugh, Martin Bronaugh, Bobby Bronaugh, Allen Philemonof and Nicolai Philemonof.

Honorary bearers include: Uncle Phillip Coon, Uncle Charles Fixico, Terry Yahola, Scott Vela, Stephen Bryan, Long John Bill Woford, Justin Yearby, Charles Fixico Jr., Perry Fixico, Stanley Fixico, Chris Fixico, Randy Fixico, Eddie Fixico, Jason Harjo, Jeffrey Yerby, and Eric Anthony Travis Vela.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. David Hill.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.


Hicks Mortuary and Richardson Funeral Home in Houston, Texas are announcing the death of Mrs. Corrine Gardner Lacy (87), of Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 28, 2012, 12 noon, at Garden of Gethsemane, 4715 Griggs Rd. Houston, Texas 77021.

Local Survivors are: Brothers, Tom Gardner (Katy) of Shelbyville, Texas and Lucky (Wilda) Gardner of Center, Texas.
Sisters: Gladys Faye Key of Tucson, Arizona and Betty Sander (John) of Center, Texas.

The Repass will be at 2221 Rosedale, Houston, Texas 77004


07/24/2012

John David Mixon, 43 of Garrison, Texas passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born September 14, 1968 in Gladwater, Texas, where he attended school until 1981. He then moved to Garrison, Texas for a couple of years before relocating to Waller, Texas where he graduated in 1987 from Waller High School. John is also a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University with a BS and MEd. Degree.

He was a radio commentator for the Big Boat and Outdoor Show on station KSKY in Dallas, Texas. John was active in the Nacogdoches area March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

John was a member of Arlam Baptist Church in Garrison and recently became a licensed minister. He was an outgoing person and an inspiration to all who knew him. John was optimistic and tried to live everyday to the fullest. Since being diagnosed with cancer, he never missed an opportunity to share the message of Christ. He was a loyal friend, a loving father, brother and son.

Survivors include his children
Janie and Patrick Mixon of Lewisville, Texas
Alec Mixon of Broaddus, Texas

Mother - Brenda Snider of Garrison, Tx.
Father - Hugh Mixon and wife Dorothy of Broaddus, Tx.
Sister - Raschel Boyd of Bedford, Tx.
Step-brothers - Morris Riley & wife Lisa of Broaddus, Tx. and Billy Snider of Palestine, Tx.
Step-sister - Linda Dollar and husband Boyd of North Richland Hills, Tx and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Holly Springs Baptist Church, 16928 N. Hwy 59, Garrison, Texas at 2pm and will be officiated by Bro. Darrell Pollard and Hugh Mixon, father of the deceased. Graveside services will be held immediately following the funeral at Cold Springs Cemetery, FM 95 south of Garrison, Tx. Visitation will be held at the Garrison Funeral Home, 886 N. Hwy 59 Garrison, Tx., Friday, July 27, 2012 from 6-8pm

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 400 S. Medford #17E Lufkin, Texas 75901 or Arlam Baptist Church 3292 Brush Prairie Road, Garrison, Texas 75946.

Services under the directions of Garrison Funeral Home.


07/22/2012

Tommie Jean Kerr, 72, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Nacogdoches. She was born July 26, 1939 in Joaquin to Frank Kerr and Mary Lucille Bolin Kerr. Ms. Kerr was a homemaker and had lived in Shreveport, Louisiana for a number of years.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 PM, Monday, July 23, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

Ms. Kerr is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Graveside services for Madeline Ruth Keith, 83, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Keithville Cemetery in Keithville, LA. Rev. Bob Moore officiated. Madeline was born on December 14, 1928 in Petersburg, Nebraska to Katherine and Valentine Walker. She passed away on July 11, 2012. She was a resident of Center, Texas, and a former residence of Keithville. She was a retired cook at Ashland Oil.

She was preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Norris Keith. Left to cherish her memory is son Neal Keith of Katy, TX; daughters Shirley Andrews and husband Jimmy of Center, TX and Katherine Hendricks of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Mechele Head, Christina Hendricks, Robin Russell, Nathan Keith, and a host of great grandchildren including Shelby Tindol of Center who served as one of her caregivers in her final days. She is also survived by brothers, Jim Walker and wife, Sue, of Colorado Springs, Pat Walker of Quincy, Illinois, and Don Walker and wife Janice, also of Colorado Springs, CO.

Honorary Pallbearers were Lewis Bloxom, Lonnie Bloxom, Robert Crawford, Eddie Webb, Doug Arnold, and Tom Hairgrove. Services were provided by Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside, in Shreveport, LA.


07/19/2012

Paige Rochelle Davila came into our lives January 27, 1995 in Center, Texas and left us on July 16, 2012 at the age of 17. She was an amazingly talented young woman with a kind heart who touched the lives of many. Paige always had a hug for those she loved, always put a smile on their face and was constantly doing things for others. She was a senior at Paradise High School serving as a Lieutenant in the Color Guard and was recognized as an outstanding flute soloist in UIL State competition. A very artistic young lady, Paige absolutely loved sketching, editing photos and making jewelry for her friends.

Paige leaves behind:

Great-grandmother: Betty Cobb of Paradise, Texas.

Grandparents: Benny & Emily Davila of Bridgeport, Texas; Larry & Theresa Hume of Center, Texas; Leon & Susan Cobb of Paradise, Texas

Parents: Louis Davila of Bridgeport, Texas; Josh & Diane Jenkins of Paradise, Texas.

Brother: Marcus Ramirez of Bridgeport, Texas.

Sisters: Christin Ramirez of Waco, Texas; Tiffany Davila of Bridgeport, Texas; Raquel Davila of Austin, Texas.

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins & friends.

A Celebration of Paige’s life will be held Saturday, August 4th at the Decatur Civic Center from 11am-2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations be made directly to the Paradise High School Color Guard. Please contact Mr. Altz at (940) 969-5023 or mail to Paradise High School Color Guard 338 School House Rd, Paradise, TX 76073.


Jimmy Jacobs, 65, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born October 16, 1946 to H.B. Jacobs and Gladdy Sherrod Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs was the owner and operator of Jacob’s Welding Shop. He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. A Masonic graveside service will follow at Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Danny Porterfield, Gene Dugas, Scott Jacobs, Justin Richerson, Tony Willoughby, Newton Johnson, Johnny Stanley and Jeff McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149, David Garza and Ray Stroope.

He is survived by
Sons:
Jim Jacobs Jr. and wife, Sandy of Center
Tim Jacobs of Waxahachie
Dewayne Jacobs and wife, Ashley of Center

Grandchildren:
Mhegan Jacobs, Byron Jacobs, Triston Smith, Karista Smith, Cecily McMahon and husband, Mathew, Eden Booker and husband, Brandon

Great Grandchildren: Mason Booker, Twins – Peyton and Presli Jacobs

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: H.B. Jacobs and Glady Sherrod
Brothers: Billy Jacobs and Jake Jacobs
Sister: Dutch Wilson

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Emma Jean “Bunchie” Ross, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born April 28, 1927 in Shelby County to Joe Oliver Hagler and Emma Mae Askew Hagler. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins and Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine.

Pallbearers will be Tim Bradshaw, Tony Bradshaw, Wes Baylor, Jason Choate, Jason Williford, Mark Bohannon, Jeffrey Ross and Michael Ross. Honorary pallbearers will be Darin Williams, Dave Allen, Brad Eubank and Larry Enmon.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Peggy Baylor and husband, Wesley of Center
Debbie Williford of Center

Sons:
Joe Ross and wife, Ricki of Center
Jeff Ross of Center
Mike Ross of Center

Grandchildren:
Tim Bradshaw and wife, Melonie
Tony Bradshaw and wife, Liz
Tonya Eubank and husband, Brad
Wes Baylor and wife, Tara
Holly Allen and husband, Dave
Melissa Williams and husband, Darin
Lorei Choate and husband, Jason
Jason Williford and wife, Brooke
Shannon Bohannon and husband, Mark
Jeffrey Ross and wife, Jessica
Michael Ross
Blake Lamkin

Great Grandchildren:
Sophie Rose, Bowen, Connor, Kalina Lynn and Carrol Bradshaw
Aubrey Marie, Abigail Rose and Addison Jane Baylor
Levi Cole and Brylie Grace Ross
Belinda Nichole and Bailee Raye Bohannon
Carson David Allen
River Lynn Williford
Hannah, Carmen and Megan Choate
Jacob and Brandon Williams
Brayden James Eubank
Haleigh Ross

Sisters-in-law:
Sue Hagler of Center
Ann Hagler of Center
Betty Tidwell of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Special Friend: Peggy Lamkin of Center

Special Care Givers: Colonial Pines of San Augustine Staff

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Joe Oliver Hagler and Emma Mae Askew
Husband, Carroll “Junior” Ross
Granddaughter: Tammie Bradshaw
Grandson: Shawn Williford
Sons-in-law: Larry Williford and Butch Bradshaw
Sister: Bernice Eubanks
Brothers: James “Flip” Hagler, O.K. “Buddy” Hagler and Jack Hagler
Sister-in-law: Jean Mills
Brothers-in-law: Rudolph Eubanks, Otis Tidwell and Bob Mills

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Lewis Morris Deloney, 95, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 29, 1916 in Shelby County to Lewis Deloney and Ollie (Warr) Deloney. He graduated from Center High School in 1934. He served as a merchant marine where he helped build Liberty Ships at Sheepshead Bay in New York during WWII and he worked for United Gas Pipeline in Carthage. He was a member of the masonic lodge.

He is preceded in death his Parents, Lewis Deloney and Ollie (Warr) Deloney, Son, Charles Lewis Deloney, Sister, Avis Fausett and Nephew, Jerry Fausett.

He is survived by Wife: Loyce (Mask) Deloney of Center

Grandchildren & their mother:
Daryl Lewis Deloney & wife, Stephanie of Houston
Cindy Deloney Smith & husband, Terry of Longview
Tommie Ritter Smith & husband, Bill of Carthage

Great Grandchildren:
Abigayle, Austin, Joshua Charles, Stephanie & Brittney
Nieces & Nephews:
Carol Ann Farrell
Linda Sue Newman
Gay Nell Fausett
David Fausett
Rodney Fausett

Special Cousins:
Gene & Delores Walker of Center

Numerous other Cousins, Relatives & Friends

Pallbearers:
Ken Warr, Gayland Warr, Verlon Luman, Steve Walker, James Tomlinson, Zack Warr, Terry Smith, Jeremy Bittick & James Livingston

Honorary Pallbearers:
Chuck Roberson, James Campbell, Charles Henry Hinton & Donald Bates

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Funeral services for Tommy Lynn Wheeler, Sr., 78, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Jean Ferraro officiating.

A graveside service with Masonic rites will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Nacogdoches, TX. Mr. Wheeler passed away July 17, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born December 11, 1933, in Nacogdoches, TX, Tommy Lynn Wheeler, Sr. was the son of the late Claude Carroll and Lois (Allen) Wheeler. Tommy was a self-employed electrician, but also had been a professional rodeo bullfighter/clown. He filled his life with fast-paced activities – racing cars, motorcycles, and boats. He enjoyed country-western music, playing his bass guitar, and fishing. Tommy was a member of Timpson Masonic Lodge #437.

Survivors include his sons Tommy Wheeler, Jr. and wife Hien of Nacogdoches and Kenneth Wheeler and wife Beth of Orange, TX; stepsister Laverne Waters and husband Earl of Dallas; grandchildren: Charles Lynn Wheeler, Jared Lynn Wheeler, Taylor Watson, Wesley Watson, and Daniel Knitter; great grandchildren: Taylor Nicole, Cade, Noah, Mackenna, and Haidyn Watson and Kinlee Wheeler; niece and nephews Kevin and Stephen Waters and Kenneth and Jennifer Waters; and special cousin Lois Wilda Adams and her daughter Cheryl Adams Kier.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00, Friday, July 20, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


07/15/2012

Gloria Fern Gunter, 85, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born June 1, 1927 in Tenaha to Benjamin Franklin Kyle and Willie Blanche Newton Kyle. She was a member of Old Center Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jim Granberry officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Robert Lane Gunter, James Gunter, Lennis Reed Holt, Kyle Meche, Kurk Meche and Wayne Barrett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Stokes and Larry Davis.

She is survived by
Husband: Cleve B. Gunter of Tenaha

Daughters:
Vallie Sue Campbell of Allen
Gwendolyn Gunter Stevens of Allen

Son: Clayton Brian Gunter and wife, Gwendolyn of Tenaha

Grandchildren: Tiffany Marie Young, Adrienne Claire Hopper, Jennifer Monet Webb, Dana Allene Stevens, Sarah Elizabeth Pacquette, Carl Benjamin Gunter, Shawna Gunter, Joshua Gunter

Great Grandchildren: Alexandria Warren, Madeline Webb, Enya Pacquette, Keon Pacquette, Keaira Hopper

Sisters:
Agilee Barrett of Shreveport, Louisiana
Bobbye Savoy of Beaumont
Zola Meche of Tenaha

Brothers:
Lauren Kyle and wife, Pat of Tenaha
Marlin Kyle

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Benjamin Franklin Kyle and Willie Blanche Newton Kyle
Son: Christopher Allen Gunter

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Kathryn Burton Payne, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born May 2, 1927 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Clarence G. Burton and Cora Mae Banfield Burton.
Mrs. Payne was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Dr. Glen Molsbee officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Payne’s nephews.

She is survived by
Daughter: Dianne Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana

Son: Lane Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana

Daughter-in-law: Linda Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Shane Howard, Bree Daniel, Brooke Beard, Kristi Russell, Blake Howard

Three Great Grandchildren

Sister: Dorothy Roebuck of Shelbyville

Brother-in-law: Bob Molsbee of Long Beach, Mississippi

Sister-in-law: Mary Burton of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Husband: Richard “Dick” Payne
Son: Bubba Howard
Parents: Clarence G. Burton and Cora Mae Banfield Burton
Three Brothers
Three Sisters

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


07/13/2012

Joe Gaddy, 74, of Timpson, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 in Longview. He was born October 8, 1937 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Robert R. Gaddy and Irene LaLonde Gaddy. Mr. Gaddy served in the United States Air Force and worked hard as a welder for several years. He later owned and operated Gaddy’s Ambulance Service in Shelby County. Mr. Gaddy was a member of Delta County Masonic Lodge. He was of the Catholic Faith. Mr. Gaddy loved barbequing and cooking Cajun dishes.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Chapel Cemetery in Chicota, Texas. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Forest Chapel Cemetery in Chicota, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Danny Gaddy, Taco Gaddy, Scott Gaddy, Robert Gaddy, Chris Gaddy, Frank Brinson and Paul Kelso.

He is survived by

Sons:
Danny Gaddy and wife, Callie of Arthur City
Douglas (Taco) Gaddy and wife, Susie of Texarkana
Scott Gaddy and wife, Jennifer of Powderly
Chuck Gaddy and wife, Susan of Center
Robert Gaddy and wife, Stephanie of Center
Chris Gaddy and wife, April of Timpson

Daughters:
Roxanne Kelso and husband, Paul of Cooper
Rachel Bradshaw of Center
Amanda Bush and husband, Charlie of Center
Lauren Richards of Timpson

Twenty-two Grandchildren:
Shawna, Danielle, Nacona, Danny Jr., Alec, Shannon, Melissa, Amber, Jacob, Amy, Jacey, Faith, Sammy, Samantha Blaine, Brooke, Bryce, Cole, Gage, Dayton, Kennedy, Kiersten

Nineteen Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Ray Robert Gaddy and wife, Carriere, Mississippi
Danny Ray Gaddy and wife, Janie, Pine, Louisiana

Sister: Rosemary Boatwright and husband, Olen of Helena, Alabama

Preceded in death by
Parents: Robert R. Gaddy and Irene LaLonde Gaddy
Grandson: Bradley Kent Richards

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Mrs. Geraldine “Jerri” Bell, 87, of Center, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 29, 1924 in Dallas County.

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Alma Holland, the Father of her children, Jack Bell, Brother, Jackie Holland and Sisters, Ophelia Mullins, Grace Ferguson and Peggy Quillin.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Jackie Hancock & husband, Buddy of Center
Yolanda Hofmeister & husband, Carl of Jacksonville

Granddaughters:
Amber Sims & husband, Ken of Avery
Casey Stringer & husband, D.J. of Austin

Great Granddaughter:
Blair Mosley of Avery

Great Grandsons:
Rhett Sims of Avery
Keaton Good of Austin

Niece:
Rosalind Ferguson

Nephew:
David Ferguson


07/12/2012

Bro. Tom Brown, 80 of Jasper, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday July 11, 2012, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Forest Oaks Funeral Home with internment to follow at the West Oaks Cemetery. Family will greet friends on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., when there will be a Celebration of Life at the funeral home.

Thomas Edgar Brown Jr. was born to Thomas Edgar Sr.and Annie Mae Brown on October 25, 1931, in Timpson, TX. He married Rhoda Jean (Weatherly) Brown, Feb. 5, 1949. Bro. Tom retired from Texaco in Port Arthur, TX after 35 years. He pastored churches for over 52 years, including 13th St., Stonegate Missionary Baptist Churches in Pt. Arthur, TX and Nedville Missionary Baptist in Jasper, TX where he was currently pastoring.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean Brown. One son, Paul Brown and wife Martha of Orange, TX, and two daughters, Liz Elliott and husband Joe of Nederland, TX, and Vicki Bunch and husband Felix of Jasper, TX. Grandchildren Mark, Kelly, Rick, Shane, David,Carlene and Rachelle. Thirteen Great Grandchildren Numerous nieces and nephews Caregiver Debbie Dean of Hillister, TX. and a Special Friend Mozelle Barnett of Kirbyville, TX.

Condolences can be posted at www.forestoaksofjasper.com


Thelma Rae Morris Wagstaff, 96, of Keithville, Louisiana passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 at her residence. She was born September 2, 1915 in the Tennessee Community to Arthur Earl Morris and Eula Lou Thompson. Mrs. Wagstaff was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #185 in Tenaha. She was also a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha, where she attended the Grace Baldwin Sunday School class. Mrs. Wagstaff enjoyed her sewing group and loved gardening.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Russ Atwood, Bro James Hall and Don Dial officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Clark, Colton Bush, David McCauley, Danny Wagstaff, John Arnold, David Clark and Kenneth Flournoy.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Thelma Jean Gunter and husband, James of Keithville, Louisiana
Clara Lou Derrick of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Son: Dan Wagstaff and wife, Ruth of Tenaha, Texas

Nine Grandchildren

Twenty-five Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

She is preceded in death by
Parents: Arthur Earl Morris and Eula Lou Thompson Morris
Husband: J.E. Wagstaff
Son: Jimmy Ray Wagstaff

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


07/06/2012

Roy “Todo” Gene Lunsford, 71, of Porter, Texas passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at his home in Porter. He was born on August 24, 1940 in Etoile, Texas the son of D.H. Talmadge Lunsford and Audrey Partin Lunsford. He married Pasty Pate on January 17, 1967 and shared 45 wonder years together. During those years many memories were made on the dance floor, especially at Gilley’s. Traveling was also treasured and those times will never be forgotten. His family meant the world to him, and his grandhildren are the apple of his eye, most especially Jordan, whom he helped to raise. Vistitation for Mr. Lunsford will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 PM. Private interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Silas.

Mr. Lunsford is survived by his wife, Patsy of Porter; 4 sons: Andy Miller of Porter, Kenny Miller and his wife Lisa of Magnolia, Roy G. Lunsford, II of Yuma, Arizona and Dusty Lunsford and his wife Becky of Porter; 2 Daughters: Linda Lunsford of Houston and Tina Lunsford of Houston; Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; 6 brothers: Don W. Lunsford, Royal L. Lunsford, Talmadge M. Lunsford, Troy E. Lunsford, Larry W. Lunsford and Terry L. Lunsford; and sister: Wanda Faye Sims. He is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, D.H. Talmadge and Audrey Partin Lunsford as well as two brothers, Pee Wee Lunsford and Bill Lunsford.

To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family of Mr. Lunsford is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson.


Pauline Hansen, 91, of the Old Center Community, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Whitesboro, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating and Speakers, Cheryl Hardy and Janice DeLord. Burial will follow at Old Center Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 12:00 p.m.

Pauline Hancock Hansen was born on August 28, 1920 in the Old Center community in East Texas to parents Robert E. (Bob) and Stella Johnson Hancock.  She married Jens C. Hansen on March 25, 1953 in Dallas.  She gained two stepchildren as a result of this marriage.  Jens preceded her in death on March 18, 1982.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Her life was a proud reflection on the lessons she learned as a farmer's daughter during the great depression.  She grew up while working on the Hancock family farm.  The Hancock family received awards from the state of Texas to honor the constant farm production for over 100 years by various generations of the same family and for being pioneers in the poultry producing industry in East Texas.

Pauline graduated from Carthage High School and was a member of the marching band.  In the time when few women attended college, she graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College (now Stephen F. Austin State University) with a Bachelor of Arts completing a double major in Education and Home Economics.
Pauline was an Army veteran.  She enlisted in the Army in 1951 and was stationed in St. Louis.  She prepared the morning report then spent her free time watching professional baseball games.  Pauline commented that in a single season she saw every profession baseball team play at least once.

Mrs. Hansen touched the lives of many as she taught business related subjects in high schools in Houston TX ISD, various small schools in Iowa, Wilmer-Hutchins TX ISD, WW Samuel in Dallas ISD, and then retired from Center TX ISD.  These various assignments totaled over 30 years of teaching.  In addition to her teaching duties, Pauline was the Wilmer-Hutchins superintendent’s secretary, started the Vocational Office Education (VOE) program in WW Samuel and again in Center schools, and assisted with the cafeteria reporting for Center ISD.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jens, a sister Rosa Lee Edge and her husband Eldon, a brother Robert E. (Emory) Hancock and his wife Martha, a sister Bobbie Jean McDaniel and her husband Byron. 

Daughter Kay Thomas, son-in-law Jim Thomas, and grandson Seth Thomas, all of Whitesboro, survive her.  She is also survived by her brother Charles Hancock and his wife June of Tenaha (Old Center community), stepchildren Lynn Hansen of Iowa, Jeannie Schwepp of Iowa.  Surviving  step-grandchildren include Blake Thomas, his wife Leah Palmer Thomas of Haslet and Tonya Riley, her husband Victor Riley of Whitesboro, Tricia Alseny and husband Taylor of Key OK, Eric Hansen of Colorado, Tara Irwin and husband Jim of DeWitt Iowa.  Surviving step-great-grandchildren include Brittany Edmiston of Ft. Worth, Kyle Riley of Whitesboro, Meagan Alseny, C.J. Alseny , Seth Alseny all of Key OK and Katlyn Irwin, Kyle Irwin, Kyleen Irwin all of DeWitt Iowa.  Many cousins, nieces, nephews and their families will dearly miss her.

The family would like to thank the staff and administration of Just Like Home for all their kindness and care given to Pauline during her stay.

The family suggests donations in her memory to: Old Center Cemetery Fund, C/O Jimmy Sheffield, 173 CR 416 Tenaha, Texas 75974

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.  Proverbs 31:31

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Kathy Gardner (52) of Ft. Worth, Texas, died Monday July 2, 2012, at her residence in Ft. Worth. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11:00 am at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Ogden, Arkansas.

Survivors:

Husband Jerry Wayne Gardner formally of Center, Texas now of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Mother in Law Mary Ella Gardner of Center, Texas

3 Brothers in Laws: Billy Gardner (Margie) of Lufkin, Texas; Thomas Gardner (Wanda) of Houston, Texas; & Fredrick Gardner (Stella) of Center, Texas

3 Sisters in Laws: Ester Singleton (Archie) of Longview, Texas; Myrtis McClelland; & Brenda Jackson of Center, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary and Golden Gates Funeral Home of Ft. Worth, Texas.


07/05/2012

Jimmy McSwain, 65, of Center, passed away July 5, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. He was born November 28, 1946 in Center to Sherlon Lonnie McSwain and Yvonne Willoughby McSwain. Mr. McSwain served in the United States Army.

Mr. McSwain will be cremated and no services are planned.

He is survived by
Son: Kevin McSwain and wife, Teresa of Cedar Park

Grandson: Kevin Michael McSwain

Granddaughter: Miranda McSwain

Great Grandson: Jordan McSwain

Great Granddaughter: Kyrsten McSwain

Brother: Billy Bob McAdams and wife, Lisa of Center

He is preceded in death by
Mother: Yvonne McAdams
Brothers: Randy McAdams and Kenneth Ray McAdams

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Otis Glenn Pierce, 89, of Timpson, passed away at his home in Timpson on July 4, 2012. He was born on December 19, 1922 in Gary, Texas the son of Alonzo Pierce and Mattie Soape Pierce. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home, with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Private interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Silas. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

He was a member of the Timpson Masonic Lodge #437, and had received his 50 year membership pin. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite as well as being a Shriner. Being Baptist by faith he was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Silas and served in many capacities there. He was a Sunday School teacher and used his gift of song to sing on many Sunday mornings. He also used his construction skills to install the plumbing in the fellowship hall.

He served his country during World Warr II on the U.S. Army being drafted in 1944. He served for over a year and was in the Phillipines and other places is the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He received the Asiatic –Pacific Campaign Medallion with 2 Bronze Stars, Meritorius Unit Award, Phillipines Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal and 1 Overseas Service Bar.

After the war he was employed by Signal Oil, Co. in Houston, Texas. Then he worked for Zackery Co. in Cortez, Colorado. For several years after his retirement he would use his wood working skills to make crafts and other itmes and would take them to the Trade Days in Canton, where he would sell his wares.

He is survived by his wife: Imogene Pierce; Son: Danny G. Pierce and his wife Dinah; Daughter: Dannette Pierce; Grandchildren: Deke Pierce and his wife Ann, Derek Pierce and his wife Amy, Drew Pierce and his wife Dari, Dachiele Keeling and her husband Justin, Kirk Dillon and his wife Haley, Natisha Allen and her husband Kyle, and Kyle Harris and his wife Carie; 16 Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends.

To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family of Mr. Pierce is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson.


Kevin James Mote, 39, of Wells, was born December 28, 1972 in Henryetta, Oklahoma. He passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Kevin was an electrician and worked for Shaw Electric. He was involved in all outdoor sports; fishing, hunting, and mudding. His priority was his kids, friends, and fiance, Alicia Denby. Kevin looked only at the positive side of life and enjoyed every little bit of life. He always had a smile on his face that made everyone's day better.

Survivors include his daughter, Lacy Mote of Dustin, Oklahoma; son, Jeffrie Mote of Dustin, Oklahoma; father and mother, Thomas and Barbara Mote of Dustin, Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law, Tanya and W. B. Cannon of Wells; fiance, Alicia Denby; and a number of other family members and friends.

Graveside services for Kevin will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012 at Largent Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com

Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home


07/04/2012

Betty Jane Gilchrist, age 70 of McKinney, formerly of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm, Friday, July 6, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 05, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the funeral service.

Betty Jane was born September 23, 1941 in Shelby County to Parents, Gene & Billie Bryan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gene & Billie Bryan and her husband, Royce Gilchrist.

She is survived by
3 Children: Alice Chin & husband Yong of McKinney
Francis Snider & husband, Allen of Elysian Fields
Lee Gilchrist & wife, Laurie of Center

7 Grandchildren
7 Great-Grandchildren

Sister:
Nan O’ Bryan and husband, Clark Glenn Garret of Las Vegas

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


07/03/2012

Patricia June McCaa Vaughn, 65, of Huxley, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at her residence. She was born June 24, 1947 in Alto to Ervin McCaa and Emma Monk McCaa. Mrs. Vaughn was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Robin Hardy, Tony Hardy, Darren McCaa, Stephen McCaa, Josh Vaughn, and Jody Vaughn.

She is survived by
Husband: Jack Vaughn of Huxley

Daughter: Amy Oswalt and husband, Keith of Huxley

Son: Joel Vaughn and wife, Vina of Ft. Worth

Granddaughter: Haley Parks and husband, Will of Huxley

Future Great Grandson: Easton Parks

Sister: Carol Hardy and husband, Bob of Bullard

Brother: James McCaa and wife, Ruth Ann of Wells

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

Special care givers: Fran Sledge and Edith Risinger

Preceded in death by
Parents: Ervin McCaa and Emma Monk McCaa

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Effie Lee Dupree was born on December 15, 1915 and left this world on June 30, 2012 at the age of 96½ years of age. She was born in Nacogdoches County, Texas to James F. and Carrie Lee (Ricks) Goodman. She passed from this life in Plano, Collin County, Texas.

Her parents preceded her in death, as did her husband Raymond R. Dupree of Vidor, Texas, and sister Gladys Singleton of Palestine, Texas.

She is survived by: sisters Lois Dockens of Livingston, Texas and Elaine Squyres of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Two sons, Raymond L. Dupree and wife Carol of Dallas, Texas and James E. Dupree and wife Brenda of Schertz, Texas, also survive her. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Greg Dupree and wife Anita of Plano, Kyle Dupree of Fairview, Sara Inman of McAllen, and Raymond D. Dupree of Lufkin. Two great grandchildren, Jason Todd Dupree of Nacogdoches and Averill Skye Dupree of Plano also survive her.

She had lived in Vidor, Texas for 40 years, then in Lufkin, Texas for 4 years, and the last 9 years in Dallas, Texas.

She was a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed traveling, visiting with relatives and friends, dominos (42), puzzles (picture and crossword), catfish, dessert, spending time at “the lake house” in Milam, Texas.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Viewing will be from 12:00 until 2:00 the same day. Burial will be at the adjacent Oaklawn Memorial Park. Due to the summertime heat there will be no graveside service.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


07/02/2012

Carroll Dale Mills, 79, of Mountain Home, Idaho, passed away June 29, 2012.

He was born August 13, 1932 to Lenox Ray Mills and Verna Wilson Mills.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Lenox and Verna Mills, wife, Barbara Fox Mills, Daughter, Linda Kennedy & Sister, Juanita Spears.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Rena Mills
Sons:
Mark Mills & wife, Ivone of Granda Hill, CO
Paul Mills of Amarillo
John Mills of Victoria
4 Grandchildren
4 Great Grandchildren
5 Step-Children
Number of Great Grand Step-Children
Sister:
Geneva Graves & husband, Fairy of Center
Brother:
James Ray Mills & wife, Ann of Wichita Falls

Number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends


Monroe J. Sepulvado, 91, of the Woods Community in Tenaha, passed away July 1, 2012 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. He was born March 17, 1921 in Zwolle, Louisiana to Pete Sepulvado and Mary Ellen Castie Sepulvado. Mr. Sepulvado served in the United States Army and was a member of Holy Temple Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Ramah Cemetery with Bro. Oliver Anderson officiating. A military honors service will follow under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Paulette Coleman of the Woods Community
Becky Long and husband, Jimmy of Conroe
Lou Bienvenu of Cypress

Sons:
Joseph Nathan Bergeron and wife, Mary of Hammond, Louisiana
Paul Wayne Bergeron of Tenaha
Monroe Sepulvado, Jr. of Marshall
Tracy Sepulvado and wife, Evelyn of Marshall

Twenty-six Grandchildren

Twenty-seven Great Grandchildren

Nine Great Great Grandchildren

Sister: Cathryn Sepulvado of Zwolle, Louisiana

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Pete Sepulvado and Mary Ellen Castie Sepulvado
Wife: Pastor Clara Mae Sepulvado
Brother: Melvin Sepulvado

A special thanks to granddaughter, Toni Renee Wright, for her special love and care.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


07/01/2012

RaDonna Goodsell Fancher, 57, of Joaquin, Texas, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Parkwood Nursing Home in Lufkin.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin.

Born in Orange on August 1, 1954, RaDonna was the daughter of Donald and Hazel (Hutchison) Goodsell. She was a former resident of Orangefield.

RaDonna retired from the Warren I.S.D. where she taught at Fred Elementary School in Fred.

Preceded in death by her parents and grandparents

RaDonna is survived by her husband, Timothy Fancher of Joaquin; sister, Mary Bonaventure of Houma, Louisiana; and sister and brother-in-law, Jolynn and Jon Mott of Orangefield.

Brother-in-law:
Scott Fancher and wife, Nancy, of Terrell, Texas.

Sisters-in-law:
Sandra Maloy and husband, Tim, of Joaquin, Texas.
Kathy Carrington and husband, Bubba, of Timpson, Texas.

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orangefield Elementary School Library, 9974 FM 105, Orange, Texas 77630.

Cremation was under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

06/30/2012

Harold David Clay, 83, of Lake Jackson, TX, passed away June 29, 2012, in Houston, TX. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, July 2, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson,TX, with Orval Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM. Mr. Clay

Harold David Clay was born August 31, 1928 in Timpson to George Travis Clay and Gladys Fredrick Clay. He was of Baptist faith. Harold graduated from Timpson High School in 1946. He then joined the Navy and served his country for 4 years. After service he went to work for Bell Telephone Company in Houston. He retired February 20, 1985 as Systems Technician in Freeport, Texas.

In 1955 Harold and Wanda Elaine Milford were married. They lived their entire married life in Lake Jackson, Texas and raised their family. Harold enjoyed fishing and hunting and spent most of his free time doing this.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Elaine (Milford) Clay, sons Gerry Michael Clay and Harold Dayward Clay.

Survivors include son Jeffery Clay; daughters Debbie Klatt and Lisa Chapman, all of Lake Jackson; brothers Travis Clay, Jr. and wife Bobbie of Timpson and Richard Clay and wife Judy of Greenwell Springs, Louisiana; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

To convey condolences please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


06/28/2012

Cecil Alton Dean, Sr., 70, of Timpson, TX, Dean passed away June 28, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn and Bro. Chris Burris officiating. Interment will follow in Latham Cemetery, Shelbyville, TX. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Sunday.

Born May 13, 1942, in the Lone Cedar Community of Shelby County, TX, Cecil Alton Dean was the son of the late Ira Lee Dean and Alta Oates Dean. He was a graduate of Tenaha High School and retired as a floor supervisor with Container Corporation of America. Cecil was a member of Timpson Masonic Lodge #437, and had spent many happy hours participating in trail rides and watching Dustin’s ballgames.

Survivors include his wife Jeri Dean of Timpson; son Cecil A. “Bubba” Dean, Jr. of San Augustine, TX; sisters Lucille Brown and husband Bob of Rusk, TX and LaNelle Edge and husband James of Clute, TX; sister-in-law Edna Dean of Humble, TX; stepsons Robbie Lee Strahan and wife Jerrie of Timpson, Don Strahan and wife Sherri of Timpson, and Kevin Strahan and wife Terri of Nacogdoches, TX; step grandchildren: Jessica Strahan, Karlie Strahan, Krissie Shull and husband Justin, Mallory Strahan, and Dustin Strahan.

In addition to his parents, Cecil Dean was preceded in death by brother Vernon Dean, sister Margaret Ann Dean, and first wife Shirley Dean.

To convey condolences on line please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


06/27/2012

Richard A. Chote, 76, of Yantis was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Hospice of East Texas, Tyler, Texas. He was born September 15, 1935, in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas to Wallace Ira Ellis Chote and Martha Catherine Boone Chote. He served in the United States Army April 14, 1958 to April 13, 1964. Upon discharge, he went to work at Southwest Tablet Company in Dallas, Texas. While working there, he met Peggy Jean Tyre. They married on January 11, 1966 in Dallas, Texas. In 1972, they moved to Shelbyville, Texas and opened a donut shop in Center, Texas. Later, they started the Center Printing Company, retiring from the day-to-day in July 1989. Richard enjoyed fishing, gardening and attending festivals, such as the Poultry Festival in Center where they would display their woodworking that they loved and the Syrup Festival in Henderson, Texas where he showed how the old antique printing presses worked. They also enjoyed traveling in their RV all over the United States. Richard was truly a man of integrity and unconditional love. He always taught his children to do the right thing.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one step-mother, Leah Chote; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Susie and Orville Berry and Thomas Gossett; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Carl Chote, Jesse and Dorothy Chote and Luther Chote; two brothers-in-law, James E. Tyre and Charles W. Tyre.

He is survived by his
Wife of 46 years: Peggy Tyre Chote of Yantis, Texas
One daughter: Rejeana Watkins and husband, George of Yantis, Texas
One step-daughter: Sheila Harris and husband, Gordan of Quinlan, Texas
Grandchildren:
Bryan Bishop and wife, Diane, Monica Barrington, Kacie Littles, Cory Littles and wife, Sarah
5 great grandchildren
Two sisters:
Mary Howeth and husband, P.C. of Henderson, Texas
Barbara Haufe and husband, Charles of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Sisters-in-law:
Lucille Chote of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Ruthie Chote of Grand Saline, Texas
Linda Stroope of Huxley, Texas
Linda Tyre of Center, Texas
Mary Tyre of Shelbyville, Texas
One step-mother: Wilma Chote of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Two half-aunts:
Ann Hughes and husband, Bill of Mena, Arkansas
Ellen Belcher and husband, Steve of Oden, Arkansas
One half-uncle: David Chote and wife, Barbara of Hatfield, Arkansas
Nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives; and many friends

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., June 30, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Tyre, Ray Stroope, James D. Tyre, Howard Gossett, Richard Gossett and Rusty Chote.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


06/25/2012

Mr. Coy Nutt, age 90, well known East Texas petroleum businessman, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012.

Mr. Nutt was born August 20, 1921, in Dotson, Texas, as a son of the late Robert B. Nutt and Emia Jane (Cassity) Nutt. Coy was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a staff sergeant during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Survivors include his son, Coy W. Nutt of Nacogdoches; a daughter, Dian Pitman of Nacogdoches; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Pastor Pat Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


06/23/2012

John Rogers Porter, Jr., 91, of Center passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Nacogdoches. He was born December 24, 1920 in Homer, Louisiana to John Rogers Porter, Sr. and Cynthia Elizabeth Brittain Porter. Mr. Porter was retired from the carpentry business and had worked for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church and served in the Army Air Corps.

Visitation will be held from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00PM Monday, June 25, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Richards, Pete Tallant, Chris Wood, Raymond Wood, Levi Willoughby and Bobby Addison. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Ross, Jay Watlington and Lonnie Chance.

He is survived by;
Daughter, DeAdrian Wood and husband Raymond of Center

Grandchildren;
Candace Barber and husband Shane of Center
Chance Porter and wife Alyson of Center
John Porter III of Nacogdoches
Chris Wood of Vidor

Great Grandchildren;
Scott Dickerson of Center
Laney Lee Porter of Center
Coleman Dickerson of Center

A soon to be Great-Great Grandchild, Kyla Renee Dickerson

Brother, Cooper Porter of Center

Sister, JoRuth Watlington and husband Jay of Lufkin

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Special caretakers, Jordan Healthcare and Tina Davis

Preceded in death by;
Wife, Dorothy Porter
Son, Lane R. Porter
Great Grandson, Dalton Michael Lout
Three brothers; Edward Porter, Billy Porter and Ted Porter
Two sisters; Frances Mena and Belva King

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


06/21/2012

Billie Bryan Campbell Shofner was born on July 19, 1935. Passed away June 21, 2012.

Ma Bill was a member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church of Center, Texas. Billie was a rural route letter carrier for over twenty-two years. She was a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association and Order of the Eastern Star. She loved arts and crafts, making jewelry, painting, babysitting her grandbabies, yard work and pot plants. Reading was her favorite pastime, along with traveling abroad.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Manuel Bryan and Maggie Lorine Carlton Campbell; Sisters: Mozell Shillings and husband, J C Shillings
Odell Campbell

Billie’s survivors include

Sons:
Johnny Shofner of Shelbyville
Jeb Shofner and wife, Pam of Shelbyville
Nathan Shofner

Sisters:
Shirlynn Harbison and husband, Everett of Center

Grandchildren:
Anna, Justin, Adam, Haley, Ethan, Abby and Eli Shofner

Numerous nieces and nephews and cousins

Pallbearers will be Ricky Harbison, Jerry Fleming, Benny Holt, Mike Lengl, Tim Hooper, and Charlie Mitchell.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Funeral services for Roma Faye (Ceal) Molloy, 60, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 23, 2012, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. John Goss and Dr. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday, June 22, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mrs. Molloy passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Timpson.

Born January 26, 1952, in Timpson, Texas, Roma Faye Ceal Molloy was the daughter of the late James Hubert and Jessie (Hughes) Ceal. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1970 and Massey Business College, Nacogdoches, TX in 1972. She and Randall Earl Molloy were married December 09, 1972, in First Baptist Church, Timpson. Roma was a secretary for Rugby Laboratories in Carrollton, TX, Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, TN, and First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include her husband Randall Earl Molloy of Timpson; son Kevin Molloy and wife Erin of Timpson; daughter Stefanie Molloy McDonald and husband Greg of Center, TX; grandchildren: Zachary Sean Molloy, Asher Cole Molloy, Addison Paige Molloy, all of Timpson and Sydney Vee McDonald and Gavin Konner McDonald of Center; sister Yvonne Rhodes of Garrison; brothers James Ray Ceal and wife Dorothy and George Ceal and wife Kathy, all of Longview, TX; father and mother-in-law Robert and Winnie Molloy and brother and sister-in-law Larry and Melonia Molloy, all of Timpson; special cousin Jane Murray of Houston. In addition to her parents, Roma Molloy was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Benny Ray Rhodes.

Memorial denoations may be made to First Baptist Church, Timpson or Heart’s Way Hospice, Carthage, TX. To convey condolences online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Glenda Brown Hughes, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at her residence. She was born July 24, 1945 in Houston to Glynn E. Brown and Thelma Ponder Brown. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Hughes enjoyed cooking and spending time hunting and fishing with her late husband, Jackie. She was a member of Galena Park Order of the Eastern Star.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Keli LeJuene and husband, Steven of Joaquin
Teri Poole and husband, Tim of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Brenna Bowen, Nathan Bowen, Jace LeJuene, Ariel LeJuene, Steven LeJuene Jr., Lakein LeJuene, Tori LeJuene, Ryan Hughes, Heather Smith Baker and husband, Kenny, James Poole and Alexander Poole.

Great Grandchildren:
Cheyenne Smith and Ashton Hughes
Cayden Michael Lee Baker
Kolton Baker
Tyler Baker

Mother: Thelma Brown of Galena Park

Brother: Dr. Michael Brown of Houston

Sister: Jeanne Jeffcoat of Galena Park

Sister-in-law: Brenda Graham of Huxley

Preceded in death by
Husband: Jackie Michael Hughes
Father: Glynn E. Brown

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Minnie Pearl Burch Smith Hammack, age 70, of Cushing, Texas, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

She was born on June 14, 1942, to parents Cecil Burch and Flossie Randolph Burch.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 5400 North St., Nacogdoches, with Bro. Michael Gillen officiating. Interment will follow at Broaddus Cemetery, located off Hwy. 147 in Broaddus, Texas.

Friends and family may attend visitation Wednesday, June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel.

Minnie was a member of the Assembly of God of Cushing, Texas. She was a loving wife and mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She liked to help other people and spent many of her years serving others. Minnie enjoyed cooking, gardening and taking care of animals. Her family loved her and they knew she loved them and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; hsuband Willie Smith Sr.; brothers, James Burch, Carl Wayne Burch, Dancelo Burch, and David Earl Burch; step-son, James Ray Smith; step-daughter, Kellie Jo Hammack; grandsons, Jason Reed and Larry Bayrall.

Minnie is survived by her husband, Donald Hammack; sons, Willie Smith and wife Karen, Cecil Smith and wife Cheryl Ann, and Dody Howard and wife Anita; daughters, Martha King and boyfriend Robert Jones, Minnie Jean Bradshaw and husband James, Jeanette Smith and fiancé Vincent Latham, and Peggy Lara and husband Juan; step-son, Donald Earl Hammack Jr. and wife Samantha; step-daughters, Julie Hammack and Deborah Hammack and fiancé Tim Mudderman; brothers, J.L. Burch, Billy Ray Burch, Gene Autry Burch, Steve Edward Burch, Johnny Dean Burch, Jerry Dean Burch, and Howard Taylor Burch; sisters, Thelma Lee Brown, Mildred Fay Martin, and Margarette Ann Barrett; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Broaddus Cemetery, P.O. Box 125, Broaddus, Texas 75929.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


06/19/2012

Junior Jolly, 104, of Center, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born June 12, 1908 in Center to Jeff Pate and Elizabeth Beck Pate. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Jolly was a Preacher for Assemblies of God Churches and a member of First Assembly of God in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. Del Pate officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bobby McCauley, Dickie Gilchrist, Mark Ivey, Mark Matthews, Bill Bailey and Steve Campbell.

She is survived by
Son-in-law: Truman Hyden and wife, Opal of Center

Grandson: Zelmer Hyden and wife, Kellie of Alaska

Granddaughters:
Judy Collins and husband, Roy of Roswell, New Mexico
Charlotte Haney of Roswell, New Mexico

Great Grandchildren:
Junior Haney
Breanna Haney
Derrick Collins

Nephews:
Del Pate and wife, Juana of Center
Bill Windham of Center

Niece: Margie Manley of McAllen

Sister-in-law: Bell Thurman of Ft. Worth

Numerous other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Leslie Jolly
Daughter: Margaret Hyden

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


06/18/2012

Rodney Waller, 45, of San Augustine, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd and Bro. Billy Waller officiating. Burial will follow at Chumley Cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 20, 1966 in San Augustine County to Aaron Waller and Maxie (Amburn) Chumley. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Granville & Luna Waller, Rube &Lena Amburn and Step-Father, Keith Chumley.

He is survived by daughter: Kasie Waller of Center

Mother: Maxie Chumley of San Augustine

Father: Aaron Waller of Beaumont

3 Sisters:
Shonia Putman & husband, Keith of Shelbyville
Lesa Robertson & husband, Randy of Center
Tammie Jacobs & husband, Scott of Venus

Step-Grandmother: Corine Chumley of San Augustine

Nieces & Nephews:
Josh Windham & wife, Joni of Houston
Adam Copelin of Shelbyville
Jennifer Sims & husband, Nick of Shelbyville
Jessica Greer & husband, B.J. of San Augustine
Colton & Caleb Norton of Shelbyville
Cade Copelin of Shelbyville
Shelby, R.T. & Jessi Jacobs of Venus

Numerous Great Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

Aunts & Uncles:
Carolyn Denby of Deridder, LA
Jeanie Amburn of Center
Susan Fountain & husband, Larry of Center
Dixie Cucco of San Augustine
Jane Robbins & husband, Kelly of Center
Alton Waller & wife, Glenda of Center
Jesse Waller of Center

Pallbearers: Josh Windham, Toby Robertson, Adam Copelin, Colton Norton, Caleb Norton, Michael Amburn, B.J. Greer, Nick Sims & Cade Copelin

Honorary Pallbearers: R.T. Jacobs and Gabriel Hoffman

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Timothy Lynn “Tim” Essery, 52, Timpson, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born August 3, 1959 in Carthage to R.V. Essery and Ada Jane Wells Essery. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Timpson.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Dale Walker and Bro. Carrol Jones officiating.

He is survived by
Mother: Ada Essery of Tenaha
Sister: Mary Head and husband, Bobby of Gary
Brother: Mark Essery and wife, Kristy of Tenaha

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of family and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: R.V. Essery
Brother: Luke Essery

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Essery’s name to Corinth Cemetery Fund, PO Box 507, Timpson, Texas 75975.

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


06/15/2012

Carolyn Ann Irish Bourque, 67, of Orangefield, Texas died Wednesday June 13, 2012. She was born May 7, 1945 in Center Texas to Elroy Irish and Margie (Bailey) Irish. She graduated from Center High School in 1963, attended Panola College and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State College in 1967. She taught elementary school in Port Arthur for three years, then thirty three years in the Bridge City School System. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Lamar State College. She retired in 2004.

She married Claude (Buddy) Bourque Jr. in 1969 and he preceded her in death in 2003. She was a member of the Old First Orange Baptist Church, Orange Texas.

She is survived by her step son, Skip Bourque and wife, Dianna, of Winston-Salem, NC; two brothers, Leonard Irish of Center, and Charles Irish and wife, Betty of Denton. She is also survi