01/11/2016

Esterlene (Amy) Byndom, age 79, of Center, passed away Saturday evening, January 9, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Visitation will be 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Viewing will be held 10am until 11am on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at St. John Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Center, Texas with Rev. Winston Kibbles officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, V.K. Byndom of Center

Son, Keith Byndom and wife, Cristy of Center

Daughter, Gail Lister of Beaumont, Texas

Grandson, Christopher Byndom of Center

Sister, Barbara Lister and husband, Clyde Jr. of The Colony, Texas

Brother, Timothy Harris and wife, Billie of Center

Aunt, Addie Brown of Center

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

1/11/2016

Ashley Elizabeth Beene, 27, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ashley was born January 21, 1988, in Chesapeake, Virginia, to Ricky Neal Beene and Vivian Ann Barnhill Beene. She loved to dance and spend time with her son. She was known to have a special place in her heart for animals.

She is survived by
Son: Carter Thomas Beene

Parents: Ricky Neal and Vivian Ann Beene

Sisters:
Kim Pierce and friend, Mike, of Atlanta, Texas
Amanda Matthews and husband, Jud, of Center, Texas

Brother: James Lowe and wife, Lucy, of Suffolk, Virginia

Grandparents: Billy & Joyce Taylor

Uncles:
Randy Seavey of Virginia
Ronnie Taylor
Charles Taylor and wife, Carolyn
Gary Taylor

Aunts:
Many Font and husband, Dan, of North Carolina
Nancy Cordero of North Carolina
Debbie McAdams

Special Friend: Sabastian Steele

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Earl and Ruth Holland

Pallbearers will be Creg Taylor, Ronnie Taylor, Fisher Hardy, Jim Matthews, Jody Matthews, Sabastian Steele and Eric Kennemer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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

1/11/2016

Eugene Clifford Stolz, 83, of Shelbyville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 11, 2016, in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Terry Goodnight officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Stolz was born December 16, 1932, in Dallas, to Gus William Stolz Sr. and Lillie Bell Tate Stolz. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was retired from General Electric, where he worked as an appliance technician. He also worked with Christian Builders. He attended Lone Star Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Son: Larry Eugene Stolz of Dallas

Daughter: Sharon Ann Shaw and husband, Robbie, of Duncanville

Stepson: Billy Boyd and wife, Jillene, of Houma Louisiana

A number of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Brother: John R. Stolz and wife, Nancy, of Garland

Sister:
Linda Meredith and husband, Ronnie, of Mesquite

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife of 37 years: Audrey Mae Stolz
Parents: Gus William Stolz Sr. and Lillie Bell Tate Stolz
Sister: Lillie Mae Alexander of Dallas
Brother: Gus Stolz, Jr.

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

1/11/2016

Joe Howard Taylor, 79, of Rosenberg, Tx passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Minister, Gene Samford officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will begin at 10 o’clock Thursday at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 5, 1936 in DeSoto Parish, LA to Howard William and Eva (Stanley) Taylor. He graduated from Joaquin High School in 1953. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Brown & Root. He was a member of Avenue N Church of Christ in Rosenberg.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Howard & Eva Taylor and Twin Daughters, Laura Jane and Beverly Jean.

He is survived by:

Wife: Dixie Ruth (Wagstaff) Taylor of Rosenberg

Children:
Richard Howard Taylor & wife, Susan of Damon
William “Bill” Taylor of Rosenberg
Donna Taylor Wilson & husband, Craig of Wallis

Grandchildren:
Richard Taylor II of Needville
Joani Taylor Masliah & husband, Roman of Middle Berry, Vermont
Tammy Taylor Lopez & husband, Daniel Rosenberg
Megan Taylor Brenner & husband, Eric of Italy
Trevor Allen Preuss & wife, Aspen of Katy
Kaitlyn Preuss Smyth & husband, Josh of Wallis

7 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Loretta Strong McQuirt of Logansport, LA

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Richard Taylor II, Trevor Preuss, Daniel Lopez, Josh Smyth, Jimmy Strong, Michael Strong and Rene Rendon

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

1/11/2016

Edith Swan, age 100 of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at her home in Joaquin.

Services will be 2pm Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.C. Lewis and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 3, 1915 in Shelby County to Ernest and Alice (Stephens) Owens. She was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Alice (Stephens) Owens, husband, Vernon Swan, Great Grandson, Dalton Williams and Brothers & Sisters; Ralph Owens, Mildred McCrary, Billy Owens, Ella Mae McDaniel, Olga Swan, Tommie Love and Richard Owens.

She is survived by:

2 daughters:
Virginia Kay of Joaquin
Kathleen Kilpatrick of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Vernon Williams of Joaquin
Rebekah Taylor of Joaquin
John Lloyd Kilpatrick of Joaquin
Ellen Kilpatrick Marcus & husband, Jeff of North Carolina
Michael Kilpatrick of Joaquin

Great-Grandchildren:
Emma & Abby Marcus
Sterling Williams
Johnny Ray Taylor

Honorary Pallbearers: Vernon Williams, John Lloyd Kilpatrick and Michael Kilpatrick

Pallbearers: Johnny Ray Taylor, Sterling Williams, Gabe Owens, Mark Owens, Chance David, Steve English, Race English and Cam English

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

01/09/2016

Norma “Hitt” Lout, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 11 , 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Norma Lout was born May 12, 1926, in Center, Texas, to Walter and Addie Hitt. She was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church. She was known for her wonderful cooking by family and friends and always enjoyed a good day of gardening and canning. Much of her time was spent talking on the phone with Sammie, but of all the things she loved in life, the one that stood out the most was being with her family and grandchildren, the light of her life.

She is survived by

Daughter:
Kim and husband, Kinnie of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Kourtney and Husband, Angel Mendoza, of Tyler, TX
Kendra and Husband, Derrick Nash, of Whitehouse, TX
Jenni and husband, Bryan Mooney, of Mooresville, North Carolina
Sawyer and wife, Amber Lout, of Shelbyville, TX

Great-grandchildren:
Cole Mooney
Tyler Mooney
Austin Mooney
Dylan Mooney
Lexi Lout
Katelyn Lout
Maddox Mendoza
Adria Mendoza
Carter Nash
Greyson Nash

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Walter and Addie Hitt
Husband: Bernard Lout
Son: Shelley Lout
Sisters: Claudia Sims, Bernice Cassell, Era Jo Birdwell and Verna (Honey) Mott
Brothers: Walter (Bud) Hitt and Charles (Slick) Hitt
Grand-Daughter: Melody Ann Lout

Pallbearers will be David Cassell, Heath Harbison, John Harbison, Dewayne Bush, Wailen Mott, Steven Hitt, Terry Bailey, Richard Tomlin and Darren Wiggins.

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

1/9/2016

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie R. May Rowe, 88 of Houston, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Hawthorns. Mrs. Rowe was called home January 7, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Ann’s life journey began November 30, 1927. She was born to the marriage of Manual and Annie O’Rear May of Joaquin, Texas. Ann was a lifelong cosmetologist working in a small salon in Tenaha, Texas, later moving to Vidor, where she owned her own beauty salon on Tannahill Street. It was there she became a teacher of cosmetology. She taught three years at Vidor High School, then Orangefield, and then to Cedar Hill, in the Garland, Texas area. Ann retired from Panola College after 16 years, ending a cosmetology career spanning five decades.

The years following, Ann owned and operated two dress shops in Center and Carthage. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W., working on many fundraising events. Ann’s true love was her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grands. She loved to cook, was a wonderful seamstress and loved spending time with family and friends. Loved by her family, she will be missed greatly. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Floyd May and a son, Kenneth H. Rowe.

Mrs. Rowe is survived by:

Son, Joseph F. Rowe and wife Tracy of Joaquin

Daughters:
Carol Rowe DeBender and husband John of Houston
Mary Rowe Lopez and husband Genero of Houston

Six grandchildren:
Gregory Rowe
Kimberly Rowe Long
K. Bryan Rowe and wife Liz of Center
Trey Lopez and wife Mary of Houston
Baron Lopez and wife Jackie of Houston
Ana Michelle Lopez Castellano and husband Jehu of Houston

14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends.

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

1/8/2016

Billy Earl Pilley, 68, of Logansport, Louisiana, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Timothy Roberson officiating. Military graveside proceedings will follow at Shiloh Cemetary, Cass County, Texas.

Mr. Pilley was born April 4, 1947 in Abilene, Texas to Hubert "Buddy" Pilley and Gardenia Smith Pilley. Married to his life-long love, Annie Retha Owen Pilley for 48 years. He was a fighter in every way. He fought in the Vietnam War. He was a firefighter for the Irving Fire Department in Irving, TX for 25 years and he fought for justice as an officer at the Desoto Parish Sherriff's Department in Mansfield, Louisiana for 13 years. He finished his fighting career with a battle against cancer. It may have won this earthly battle but he WON the Heavenly Reward! Mr. Pilley's hobbies included fishing, hunting, enjoyed spending time in his shop always working on a project but mostly LOVED spending time with his family and serving the Lord in any and all capacities ever needed.

He is survived by

Wife: Annie Retha Owen Pilley of Logansport, Louisiana

Children:
Laticia Bomar and husband, Dwayn, of Center, TX
Sheri Jo Hutto and husband, Kevin, of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Brittany Bomar
Briana Bomar Thompson and husband, Colton
Kari Stover
Savannah Stover
Daniel Stover

Great-Grandson: Jace Thompson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Hubert "Buddy" Pilley and Gardenia Smith Pilley
Brother: Johhny Pilley and Linda Rose Armstrong

Son: Matthew Earl Pilley

Pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church - Logansport, LA and honorary Gideon Sunday School Class of FBC

1/7/2016

Dewey Raymond Bradley, 84, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Bradley was born February 2, 1931, in Warren, Arkansas, to Thomas Asmon Bradley and Claudia Williams Bradley. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Bradley was a Deacon at Logansport Missionary Baptist Church. He loved to garden, but above all, he loved God and his family.

He is survived by
Wife of 57 years: Ola Bradley of Center

Children:
Vickie Ham and husband, B.J., of Porter
Danny Bradley and wife, Michelle, of Cleveland

Grandchildren:
Brandon Kessler and wife, Christine, Atascocita
Daniel Bradley and wife, Tara, of New Caney
Cody Ham of Porter
Dylan Bradley of Porter
Cole Bradley of Porter
Ashley Peerson of Odessa, Missouri
Kellie Williams of Cleveland

Sister: Bonnie Dewberry and husband, Jim, of Houston

Brother: Floyd Bradley of Dermott, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Asmon Bradley and Claudia Williams Bradley
Brother: J.T. Bradley
Sister: Katherine Ambrose

Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Morton and Rushing Lambert.

A special thanks to Angel Care Hospice and Green Acres Nursing Home for their companionate care.

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

1/7/2016

Charles Morris, of Houma, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2015, at McRae Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Additional information and survivors to be announced at a later time.

01/07/15

Russell Marion Maes, 60, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in Center.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Maes was born September 6, 1955, in Rockford, Illinois, to Martin A. Maes and Norma Ervin Maes.

He is survived by
Wife of 30 years: Pamala Maes of Center

Children:
David Maes of Center
Lacey Maes of Center

Granddaughter: Sydney Maes of Center

Brothers:
David Maes and wife, Jean, of Kingwood
James Maes and wife, Toni, of Hardin

Sister: Nancy Faulk and husband, Paul, of Claremont, Illinois

Father: Martin A. Maes of Hardin

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Norma Ervin
Nephew: Christopher Maes
Grandparents: Margaret Ervin, Floyd Ervin

“Who loves Sydney? Pappy do!”

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

01/06/2016

Arnold Dean Raymond, 83, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, January 7, 2016 starting at 2 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 4, 1932 in Huxley to Claimond and Ozella (Anderson) Raymond. After Graduating from Shelbyville High School he moved to Houston where he worked for Texas Electric Steel Casting for 18 years. On November 9, 1952, he married the love of his life Bertha Lee (Vaughn) Raymond. He was drafted into the US Army December 1, 1952, where he was stationed in Germany and served his country proudly for 2 years. Alongside his wife, they moved back home to Huxley where they raised their family. He loved his family and spending time with them. He was an avid outdoorsman, farmer and rancher, he raised chickens and cattle, hauled pulpwood, he was a house builder and mechanic and could do just about anything. He was very devoted to the care of Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He served on the Shelbyville School Board for many years. He was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Claimond & Ozella Raymond, Twin Sister, Norma Jean Raymond, Brothers, Charlie Edward Raymond, Boyce Ray Raymond & wife, Betty & Jessie “Bud” Raymond, Son-in-law, Steve Hughes, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Henry & Alice Vaughn, Brothers-in-law and Sister-in-law, T.O. Brittain, Edward Vaughn, Cindy O’Rear, Mack Dillard & Charles & Agnes Bryan

He is survived:

Loving Wife of 63 years: Bertha Lee Raymond of Huxley

Children:
James & Regina Raymond of Shelbyville
Pat Lovell & Steve Lovell of Center
Teresa Hughes of Joaquin
Chuck Raymond of Huxley

Beloved Pawpaw to his grandchildren:
J.B. Raymond & wife, Jennifer of Center
Bradley Lovell & wife, Casey of Shelbyville
Jessica Bradford & husband, Colton of Bullard
Michael Dean Presswood of Joaquin
Brent Hughes & wife, Sara of Richmond, VA
Tyler Hughes & wife, Erin of Joaquin
Brigitte Raymond of Center

Great-Grandchildren: McKynize Bush, Justin & Jaxon Raymond, Delane & Carsey Lovell & Ella Bradford

Sisters:
Margaritte “Tbo” Brittain of Orange
Lamerle Willey & husband, Henry Lee of Mauriceville

Sisters-in-law:
Vivian Raymond of Huxley
Joan O’Rear of Huxley
Mildred Dillard of Center
Joan Vaughn of Nacogdoches

Special Friend: Lona Dover Menefee of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews, Family & Friends

Pallbearers:
J.B. Raymond, Bradley Lovell, Michael Dean Presswood, Brent Hughes, Tyler Hughes, Steve Lovell, Lynn Raymond and Jerry Raymond

In Lieu of flowers family request donations can be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery, PO 91, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or Strong Cemetery Fund, PO BOX 1383, Center, Texas 75935

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

Perry Wayne Smith, 49, of Center, passed away January 3, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Smith will be interred at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He was born June 20, 1966, in Houston to Wayne and Katherine Smith. He worked in the oilfield industry.

He is survived by:

Daughter and Son-In-Law: Stacey and T.J. Cummings of Shelbyville

Son: Barry Wayne Smith of Shelbyville

Kimberly Smith

Grandchildren:
Levi & Karolina Cummings

Sisters:
Rhonda McElhaney of Fort Worth
Karren Price of Center

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Katherine Smith and a brother, Barry Smith.

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

Andy Ray Robertson, 63 of Houston, passed away December 27, 2015 in Houston.

Funeral service will be held at 11am Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Greater Elizabeth Church of God in Christ, Tenaha, Texas with interment at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Elder Freeman Bryant officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Rose (McCollister) Robertson of Tenaha

Sons:
Terrence Robertson of Tenaha
Darrell Robertson of Tenaha
Anthony Robertson of Tenaha
Willie Pipkin of Tenaha
Anthony Rollings of Houston
Courtney Robertson of Houston

Daughters:
Valeria Brooks of Bossier City, LA
Andrea Rollings of Houston
Ieshia Rollings of Houston

27 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Clifford Robertson of Houston
Billy Robertson of Houston
Talbert Robertson of Houston
Jerry Robertson of Houston
Jermaine Robertson of Houston
Paul Price of Mansfield

Sisters:
Peggy Robertson of Houston
Bobby Robertson of Houston

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

Magnus H. “Randy” Ransom, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at his residence in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016 at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Jeff Spring and Bro. Jack Forbis officiating.

Mr. Ransom was born April 13, 1932 in Branchville, Indiana to McKinley Hobert Ransom and Annabell Saalman Ransom. He retired from a supervisory position with Lucent Technologies. Mr. Ransom was a founding member of the Toledo Bend Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by:
Wife, Rossie Ransom of Shelbyville

Son, Randy C. Ransom and wife, Mary of Champlain, Illinois

Daughters;
Janet Eppler and husband, Todd of Bossier City, Louisiana
Rhonda Lewis and husband, Dalton of Shreveport, Louisiana
Cindy Poellnitz of Shelbyville

Grandchildren;
Lori Ezernack, Jim Lewis, Blake Lewis, Paul Honeycutt, Blake Ransom, Jay Arnold and Stefani McCabe.

Numerous Great-Grandchildren

Brothers;
Russell Ransom of Wabash, Indiana
Cedric Ransom and wife, Virginia of Indianapolis, Indiana

Sister, Wanda Gillman of Austin

Preceded in death by:
Parents, McKinley Hobert and Annabell Saalman Ransom
Son, Steve Arnold
Brothers, Charles Ransom and Edgar Ransom

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Arnold, Bobby Leonard, Charlie Patton, Dakota Bridge, Ken Cooper, and J.D. Weldon.

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

Charles Ray “Charlie” Brittain, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev, Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Brittain was born August 2, 1932 in Center to Lee Brittain and Leva Marie Fleming Brittain. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Brittain worked as a golf pro. He was a member of the Center First United Methodist Church and the “Morning Coffee Club”.

He is survived by:
Wife, Pat Brittain of Center

Daughter, Polly Brittain Montemayor and husband, Johnny, of Center

Grandchildren;
Rachel Conway Hawkins and husband, Steve
James Allen McKissick and wife, Lin
Amy McKissick Lebrun and husband, Ronald

Great-Grandchildren;
William Hawkins
Elizabeth Hawkins
Kaylee Lebrun

Sister-in-law, Portia Gaines of Center

Brother-in-law, James Payne of Hemphill

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
A host of friends

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Lee and Leva Marie Fleming Brittain

Pallbearers will be Steve Hawkins, Jim Payne, James Payne, Steve Thomas, Michael Lee and Tim Verner. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Watlington, Kenneth Sanders, Doug Lampley, Joe Louis Jones and Joe Dykes.

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

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12/30/2015

Randall Wright Smith, 78, passed away Sunday morning, December 27, 2015, in the Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Randall was born in Hemphill, Texas in the Fairdale Community, to William Frank and Emily Nola Mitchell Smith. He was a retired maintenance worker for Temple Inland. Randall loved to hunt and fish. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years Carolyn Faye Smith of Bronson, his sons: Randy Smith and wife Mary of Houston, Jerry Lyle Huffman Jr. and Sally of Stafford, Texas, and John Lance Huffman of Houston, his daughter Joy Lynn Reavis and husband Philip of Kansas, his sisters: Jerri Fuller and husband Keith of Longview, and Donette Vines of Hemphill, his 3 grandchildren: Aleshia Huffman Wimpee and husband Matt, Jamie Reavis, and Joanna Reavis, and his great grandchild Max Wimpee.

Visitation will be from 10:00AM until 11:00AM, Saturday, January 2, 2016, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St. Hemphill, Texas. Funeral service will be at 11:00AM, Saturday, January 2, 2016, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society.


12/29/2015

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Lee Turner, 98, of Timpson, Texas will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 1pm. Services will be help at the Antioch Baptist Church. Rev George Grace will be officiating. Mrs. Turner died Monday December 28, 2015 at Oak Manor Nursing Center in Nacogdoches, Texas following a brief illness.

Mrs Turner is survived by friends & family.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church from 12-noon to 1:00pm.

Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 MLK Center, Texas 75935.


12/26/2015

Elmer Mathews, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 25, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2015 at Center Christian Fellowship with Bro. David Long and Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Mathews was born September 19, 1934, in Joaquin to Andrew R. Mathews and Florence MaeDell Taylor. Mr. Mathews spent his life as a pastor, teacher, principal, and Juvenile Probation Officer. Mr. Mathews retired after 37 years of teaching with 32 years of that serving as principle at Fellowship Elementary School. He also was a teacher at Texas A&M fire school for 18 years. After a brief retirement of 2 hours, he quickly took the job as Shelby County Juvenile Probation Officer. He was a founding member of the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department in 1973. He served the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department as Chief from 1977-1987 and then again 1993-2000 while also serving as a training officer and chaplain. Mr. Mathews was a pastor for 55 years with 43 of those years pastoring at Good Hope Baptist Church and also was a pastor at Old Center Baptist Church. Mr. Mathews was a long time Joaquin football fan and rarely missed a game. Mr. Mathews loved to fish and camp and most of all spending time with his family.

He is survived by

Wife of 58 years:
Dorothy Mathews of Joaquin

Sons:
Rodney Mathews and wife Denise of Center
Spencer Mathews and wife Teresa of Kountze

Daughter:
Nancy Smith and husband Frank of North Richland Hills

Grandchildren:
Matt Scales
Trey Scales
Lindsay Clark
Amber Mathews
Allen Mathews
Kennedi Mathews
Reagan Mathews

10 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Johnny Mathews and wife Lorelei of Huxley
Don Mathews of Sour Lake

Sister-in-law: Maurice Clark

2 Nieces and 1 Nephew

A host of Family and Friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Andrew R. Mathews and Florence MaeDell Mathews
Son: William “Bill” Mathews
Brother: Jerry Banks Mathews

Pallbearers will be Matt Scales, Trey Scales, Allen Mathews, David Clark Sr., Cody Barton, Steve Cockrell, Billy Mac Wilson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Joaquin Fire Department and Center Fire Department

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department.

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


12/23/2015

Elton Vernon Broadus, 74, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Broadus was born September 24, 1941, in Overton, to Emmitte Ramsey Broadus and Flossie Wiggins Broadus. He was a member of Word of Faith Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by:

Daughter:
Wanda Matthews of Joaquin
Tawana Snow and husband, Phillip, of Carthage
Dana Robinson and husband, Tim, of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Dillon Duncan
Jacob Duncan
Morgan Matthews
Nick Matthews
Taylor Mills

Brothers:
Roy Broadus of Joaquin
Jerry Broadus of Carthage

Sister: Barbara Woodcox of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Emmitte Ramsey Broadus and Flossie Wiggins Broadus
Sisters: Velta Bordner, Gail Broadus
Brothers: James Broadus, Bobby Broadus

Pallbearers will be Shawn Murray, Luke Murray, Jason Broadus, Toby Broadus, Josh Walker and R.J. Sanders.

Honorary pallbearer will be Doug Smith, Rodney Prinka, Raymond Carroll and Marvin Cambell.

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


12/21/2015

“Coach” Raymond Jackson, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Natalie Nelson and Bro. Andrew King officiating.

Mr. Jackson was born February 24, 1939, in Gary, to Paul Allen Jackson and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson. He was lifetime member of Texas High School Coaches Association. Mr. Jackson coached basketball and football for 40 years. He coached the Tenaha Tigers 1998 State Championship Football Team. Mr. Jackson was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

He is survived by
Wife: Sylvia Jackson of Tenaha

Sons:
Ray Jackson and wife, Vera, of Joaquin
Randy Jackson and wife, Shannon, of Grapevine

Grandchildren:
Anna Wilson
Brianna Jackson
Russell Jackson
Katie Jackson

Brothers and Sisters:
Paul Jackson and wife, Carolyn, of Joaquin
Dan Jackson of Mt. Ida, Arkansas
James Jackson of New Orleans, Louisiana
Judith Adams and husband, Holly, of Tenaha
Sheila Wiggins and husband, Chuck, of Shreveport, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Paul Allen Jackson and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson

Pallbearers will be Joe Adams, Jonathan Eubank, Kevin Blackmon, Randy Jackson, Jeremy Adams, Aaron Adams, Russell Jackson and Justin Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be all former football and basketball players.

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


Lisa Gayle Smith, 55, of Center, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, at McClelland Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Lisa was born August 5, 1960, in Center, to Carl Laborn Smith and Nina Bell Campbell Smith. She was a beloved earthly angel, who loved listening to music and rocking in her rocking chair.

She is survived by
Brothers and Sisters:
Billie Smith of Shelbyville
Carolyn Landry and husband, Tommy, of Garland
Gordon “Buddy” Smith and wife, Jeanette, of Center
Janette Windham and husband, Max “Honey” of Shelbyville
Carl Davis Smith and wife, Jan, of Shelbyville
Robert Smith and wife, LaDonna, of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Carl Laborn Smith and Nina Bell Campbell Smith
Brother: Fred “Scooter” Smith
Grandparents: Steve and Lizzy Smith; Jim Fred and Callie Campbell

Pallbearers will be Kelby Windham, Reid Windham, Nicklaus Powell, Clayton Powell, Keith Smith and Jonathan Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven “Bug” Smith and James Powell.

A special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.

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


12/17/2015

Mike Wood, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015, in San Antonio.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith officiating, assisted by Bro. Robert Ortigo. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Wood was born December 14, 1946, in Logansport, Louisiana to Samuel Joshua Wood and Bessie Iva Ramsey Wood. He held many titles, such as cattle farmer, science teacher for over 30 years, having taught at Chireno ISD, Joaquin ISD, Carthage ISD and Panola College, Member of Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department for 41 years, instructor at Texas A&M Fire School for over 15 years, Former Mayor and City Councilman of Joaquin, Former Song Leader at First United Methodist Church of Joaquin, Bagpiper, President of Truitt Cemetery Association, President of Joaquin Alumni, Member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and Past President of Sons of the Republic of Texas.

He is survived by
Wife: Lavonne Goings Wood

Daughters:
Janie Jones and husband, David, of Carthage
Jennifer Whittlesey and husband, Joe, of Center

Brother: Sammy Wood and wife, Lena, of Plano

Grandchildren:
Carsen McFarland and husband, Wil, of Nacogdoches
Peyton Jones of Carthage
Mary Grace Whittlesey of Center
Valerie Jones of Carthage
Dylan Whittlesey of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
Daniel Wood of Plano
Brandi Atkinson and husband, Mike, of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Parents: Samuel Joshua Wood and Bessie Iva Ramsey Wood

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department or the Joaquin First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.

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


12/16/2015

Funeral service for Mr. Gerald Ray Hughes, 77, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 18, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 -8:00 PM, Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Hughes passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Born September 8, 1938, in Center, TX, Gerald Ray was the son of the late Doyle and Beulah Hughes. He served on Timpson Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years. Gerald worked at Tyson for over 30 years before he retired. He loved outdoors and loved to fish.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Ellen Kennon of Timpson
Patricia Merliss of Dallas
Son: David Hailey and wife Lisa of Timpson

Daughter: Debbie Golden and husband R. J. of Center

Daughter-in-law: Jill Hailey of Timpson

Sisters:
Patsy Garrie and husband Dave of Baytown, Texas
Joann Martin and husband Gordon or Joaquin, Texas

Also surviving are grandchildren:
Holly Mikesh and husband Stacey
Ryan Golden
Misty Lilly and husband Jay
Rusty Nix and wife Morgan
Greg Hailey and wife Michelle
Alissa Hailey
Abbey Hailey
Christi Kennon Curtis and husband Will
Adrian Merliss
Anna Merliss

Great-grandchildren:
Kennedy Mikesh
Korbyn Mikesh
Jacie Lilly
Jake Lilly
Jackson Lilly
Hunter Nix
Brycen Nix
Hudson Nix
Cash Hailey
Katlynn Curtis
Keegan Curtis
William Curtis Jr..

In addition to his parents, Gerald Hughes was preceded in death by wife, Olga Mims Hughes; son Billy Hailey; brothers Billy Doss Hughes, Marvin Hughes; sister Melba Danley; and granddaughter Addison Hailey.

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


William Glenn Heintschel, Sr., 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2015 at Shelbyville First Methodist Church with Pastor Ryan Stratton officiating. Burial will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 19, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Clarence and Clara (Powell) Heintschel. He was a business man and farmer. He was a member of Shelbyville First Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clarence and Clara Heintschel, Wife, Betty Jane Reeves Heintschel and Brother, Clarence Heintschel.

He is survived by:

Wife: Pat Heintschel of Shelbyville

Children:
Glenn Heintschel, Jr. & wife, Robin of Shelbyville
Deborah Heintschel of Vista, California
David Hemphill & wife, Belinda of Shelbyville
Danny Hemphill & wife, Connie of Winnsboro, LA
Joe Hemphill & wife, Carla of Wisner, LA
Sarah Hemphill Stokes & husband, Denton of Cleveland, Mississippi

Grandchildren:
Will Heintschel, III & wife, Karla of Shelbyvville
James Heintschel of Moorhead, Minnesota
Meagan Holman & husband, James of Port Neches
Danny Holman, Jr. of Shelbyville
Delana Cutaia of Vista, CA
Summer Hemphill of Vidalia, Louisiana
Chasity Hemphill of Monroe, LA
Jessica Hemphill of Shelbyville
Alyvia Hemphill of Shelbyville
Dane Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Heather Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Robert Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Wiley Stokes of Cleveland, Mississippi

Great-Grandchildren:
Claire Heintschel
James & Jayla Plimpton
Sophia Dutoit
Makenna, Casyn & Bella Daniels

Nieces & Nephews

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


12/15/2015

Eula Mae Long, 92, of Center, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in the Strong cemetery in Huxley.

Ms. Long was born July 26, 1923 in Shelby County, Texas to Clayton Vaughn and Annie McDonald Vaughn.
She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Chris Patrick, Tye Farmer, Travis Long Jr, Clay Long, Billy Long, David Vidrine and Jalan Ma-Ani. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Cockrell, “Tootie” O.L. Hendrix, J.C. Vaughn, James Shofner, Dean Raymond, Bobby Daw, Dennis Thompson and W.C. Thompson.

She is survived by
Son, Travis Long of Center

Eleven Grandchildren

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Numerous other relative and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents, Clayton and Annie McDonald Vaughn
Husband, George Long
Daughter, Teenie Mae Long
Son, Thomas Clayton Long
Five Brothers
Four Sisters

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


Geneva L. Lucas, 82, of Hemphill, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 in Garrison.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Lucas was born September 23, 1933, in Lovelady, Texas to Frank M Creath and Mary Johnson Creath. She spent her life as a homemaker.

He is survived by

Daughters:
Sherry Williams and husband, Jeff
Deborah Sammons and husband, Stan
Linda Pearson

Sister: Mary Rice

5 Grandchildren

2 Great-Grandchilren

Numerous nieces, nephews, and host of family and friends.

Preceded in death by
Husband: W.S. Lucas
Parents: Frank M Creath and Mary Johnson Creath
Sister: Jeanne Black

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


12/12/2015

Ethel Bell, 91, formally of Center, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Bell was born December 20, 1923, in Leon County, Texas to Conrad Carl Williams and Myrtie Algeretta Williams. Mrs. Bell retired from the cosmetology career.

She is survived by
Daughter: Myra Katherine Bell

Sons:
Vance Gene Townsend
Danny Royce Townsend

3 Grandsons

4 Granddaughters

9 Great-Granddaughters

3 Great-Grandsons

1 Great-Great-Granddaughter

Dear Friend, Melba Lee

A host of many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Preceded in death by
Parents: Conrad Carl Williams and Myrtie Algeretta Williams
Husband: Edsel Ford Bell
Sisters: Edith
Brothers: William, Wilson, David

Pallbeares will be Gary Townsend, Edsel Townsend, Vance Townsend II, Gary McDonald, and Eddy Emmons.

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


12/11/2015

Edward Marion "Shep" Shepherd, 93, died on December 10th, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas. Funeral services are planned for 2:00pm on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Timpson. Visitation will be Sunday Dec 13, 2015 at 1pm.

Shepherd was born on May 23, 1922 in the New Prospect Community in Shelby County, Texas, the only child to Richard Lee Shepherd and Willie Ramsey Shepherd. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Buena Vista School. In 1939, he graduated from Timpson High School. For a year after graduation, he worked at Bussey's Drug Store before starting classes at Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches.

War interrupted college. Shepherd was called into the service in 1943, serving in several assignments, before being discharged in 1946 with the rank of Sergeant.

After he left the Army, he returned to his studies at Stephen F. Austin, completing his degree in accounting 1947. He was one of the first three graduates to obtain a BBA in accounting from Stephen F. Austin University. In honor of this achievement, the University and College of Business established The Marion Shepherd Outstanding Principles Student Award.

In July 1947, he began his career with Sun Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas. His work with the company would take him to Philadelphia in 1965, where he served as the comptroller of Sun Pipe Line Company and manager of Transportation Financial Administration. Sun Company merged with Sunray DX in 1970, which took him to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he served as comptroller-treasurer. He worked for Sun Pipe Line Company until he retired in 1983. He returned to Timpson in 1992.

Shepherd married Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Hutcherson on August 29, 1947. The couple had two sons, George Edward Shepherd and Richard Croom Shepherd. Both sons were born in Beaumont and lived in both Philadelphia and Tulsa. George and Richard followed their father's exampled and served in the military.

Faith was an important part of Shepherd's life. His favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 41:10: "Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed, I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice." While living in Beaumont, he was ordained a deacon. When the family moved to Tulsa, he was active in the First Baptist Church, and after returning to Timpson, he served on the board at the First Baptist Church.

Work and faith weren't the only things that defined him. He understood civic responsibility and served as a city councilor in Timpson for one term. He knew the value of family. He traveled across the country to see his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time in the outdoors with his sons and grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Shepherd is survived by:
His wife

Sons:
George Shepherd, and wife, Pamela of Cushing, Okla.
Richard Shepherd, and wife, Angela of Peachtree City, Georgia

Grandchildren:
Ginger Lea Shepherd, and husband, Joe Palluconi of Hood River, Ore.
Edward Eugene Shepherd of Cushing, Okla.
Meredith Wyndham Shepherd of Charlotte, N.C.
Nathan Edward Shepherd, Pensacola, Fla.

One great- grandson Jase Edward Palluconi of Hood River, Ore.


Mr. John Daniel “Half Pint” Menefee, age 63, of Cherino, Texas. Mr. Menefee passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 during a fatal automobile accident in Cherino, Texas.

Funeral service will be Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Cherino, Texas with interment to follow at Cherino Cemetery with Rev. Mack Paige, Officiating.

Visitation will be held Saturday morning at the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Survivors
Mother: Martha Menefee of Cherino, Texas

Son: A. G. Hall (Donna) of Charlotte, North Carolina

Daughters:
Leona Sowell (Lynn) of Lufkin, Texas
Chonita Glover (Adam) of Jacksonville, Florida
Danita Reed (Ken) of Jacksonville, Florida
Kashina Menefee of Nacogdoches, Texas

10 Grandchildren

Brothers:
Lewis Menefee (Rostina) of Nacogdoches, Texas
Dennis Menefee of Paige, Texas
Larry Menefee (L. Lean) of Lufkin, Texas
Clarence Menifee (Tina) of Cherino, Texas

Sisters:
JoAnn Hunt of Lufkin, Texas
Martha Clark (David) of Lufkin, Texas
Thelma Miller (Richard) of Lufkin, Texas
Karen Menefee of Flint, Texas

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.


12/10/2015

Billy Ray Doggett, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Watson and Sons Chapel. Interment will follow in the Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Doggett was born December 18, 1930 in Center to Frank Alonzo and Bernice Doggett. He served his country in the Marine Corps.

He is survived by
Sons;
Billy Doggett and wife, Christine of Center
Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville
Kenneth Robinson of Leesville, Louisiana

Daughters-in-law;
Julie Robinson of Shelbyville
Toni Robinson of Timpson
Marsha Doggett of Center

Grandchildren;
Dana
Carri
Rachel
Jodie
Kellie
Destiny
Brandi
Brandon
Kennedy
Trista
Brandi
Michael
Emily

A number of great grandchildren

Sister-in-law, Alice N. Doggett of Nacogdoches

Nephew, Doug Curtis and wife, Linda of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank Alonzo and Bernice Doggett
Wife, Yvonne Doggett
Sons, Curtis Robinson and David Robinson
Brother, Travis Doggett
Sister Thelma Swanzy
Grandson, Scotty Doggett

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


12/9/2015

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Price, age 92, of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Price passed away Tuesday, December 8,
2015 at Colonial Pines in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Interment: St. Luke Cemetery with Rev. Clois Rodgers, Officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel

Saviors -
Son James Cecil Price (Annie Zenette) of Tyler, Texas
Step-Daughter Vera Ann Mosby of San Augustine, Texas

11 Grandchildren 7 Great-Grandchildren 4 Great-Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers Bobbie Lewis Lane of San Augustine, Texas
Roy Rogers Lane (Barbra Ann) of Beaumont, Texas

4 Sisters Wilma Berry of Chester, Texas
Cammilla Ella Lane of Houston, Texas
Nancy Clay (James) of San Augustine, Texas
Jimmie Nash of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends.

Services are under the direction of Garner and Son Mortuary.


12/8/2015

Graveside service for Thelma Lee Powers Brito will be Thursday December 10, 2015, at Blair Cemetery, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating.

Mrs. Brito was born November 17, 1919, in Blair Community. Thelma Lee Powers Brito was the daughter of the late Ellis Powers and Victoria Brown Powers. She was a loving wife. Thelma enjoyed collecting trinkets, and among those her favorite was spoons she collected from everywhere she visited.

Thelma is survived by:

Nieces:
Kathy Leggett and husband Tim of Carthage, Texas
Gail Wales and husband Bobby of Magnolia, Texas

Great-nieces:
Kimberly Shuttlesworth, and Jaime Hudson

Great-nephews:
Kenneth Wales
Robbie Wales
Michael Wales
Chase Bock

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Brito; parents, Eillis and Victoria Brown Powers; and sister, Sarah Hudson.


12/7/2015

Rachel Lawson, 81, of Harper, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Willow Grove Cemetery

She was born August 24, 1934 in Shelby County to M. L. “Marcus” and Ada (Brewster) Wilson.

She is preceded death in by her Parents, M.L. “Marcus” and Ada Wilson, Husband, Walter A. Lawson and Sister, Linda Massey

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Debra Sullivan of Harper
Tony Pacino of Harper
Mary A. Schleicher of Harper

Grandchildren:
John Walter Wheless
Rebecca Spencer
Chantel Stephens
Kenneth Sullivan
Zachery Sullivan

Great-Grandchildren:
Dawn Floyd
Abagail Darrow
Ada Jones
Andrew Hedgepeth
Josh Hedgepeth

Great-Great-Grandchildren: Aden and Victoria Floyd

Sister and Brothers:
Betty Irving
Howard Wilson
James Harry Wilson

Niece: Melissa Vines

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


Prentice “P.O.” Sample, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 22, 1929 in Shelby County to Willie and Mae (Metcalf) Sample.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Willie & Mae Sample, Sister, Mildred Green, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Arvie & Della Shofner, Brothers-in-law, Jack Shofner & Pete Shofner and Sister-in-law, Sue Shofner.

He is survived by:

Wife of 67 years and the love of his life: Odell (Shofner) Sample of Shelbyville

Children:
Cathy Brittain of Shelbyville
Debbie Snider & husband, Billy of Center
Larry Sample & wife, Debbie of Center

Grandchildren:
Rodney Brittain of Shelbyville
Nikki Brittain of Richmond
Jill Jefferson & husband, Keith of Shelbyville
Karen Liker & husband, Jason of Center
Bridget Kirkwood & husband, Donny of Salado
Matt Snider & wife, Mallory of Center
Patrick Sample & wife, Megan of Center
Stephanie Harkness & husband, Justin of Center
Ashley Hayes & husband, Brent of Houston
Mary Alford & husband, Wayne of Timpson
Christopher Peurifoy & wife, Becky of Longview

Great-Grandchildren:
Aaron, Jesse, Jake & Ariel Liker
Trace Brittain & Tristan Samford
Logan & Morgan Jefferson
Cyper & Tolan Harkness
Bronson & Bryanna Sample & Braelyn McCaffrey
Bo & Hannah Hayes & Madilynn Hayes
Millie Sims
Garrett Kirkwood
Mason Snider
Bella & Mackee Alford
Caleb Peurifoy

1 Great-Great-Granddaughter, McKenzie Mae Hayes

Brothers:
Doug Sample & wife, Myrtle of Pittsburg
Donald Sample & wife, Deloris of Quitman
Ronnie Sample & wife, Deborah of Jasper

Sister: Loreli Sample of Center

Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law:
Vivian & C.J. Hamaker of Shreveport
Billie & Charles Corder of Shreveport
Joe & Shirley Shofner of Center
Joann Shofner of Shelbyville

Pallbearers: Rodney Brittain, Patrick Sample, Matt Snider, Aaron Liker, Logan Jefferson, Trace Brittain, Jesse Liker, Jake Liker & Keith Jefferson

Honorary Pallbearers: L.H. Hewitt, D.H. Parker, Jimmy Lout, Duane Lout, Wyndell Johnson & Bernard Metcalf

Special thank you for the special love and care you have shown to our family during this time, Queen Brinson, Ruth Thompson, Shelena Bluford and Vivian Shofner and East Texas Home Health and Heartsway Hospice.

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


12/6/2015

Betty Sue Fausett, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center

Mrs. Fausett was born July 6, 1935 in Shelby County, Texas to Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison. She graduated from Center High School in 1951. She met the love of her life, Jimmy Glenn Fausett, and they were married on December 18, 1953. Mrs. Fausett worked in banking for forty years, having worked first at First National Bank and then Farmers State Bank. She was an active member New Hope Congregational Methodist Church. She was known for her Texas Trash and pies. Mrs. Fausett enjoyed weekly games with her card playing buddies.

She is survived by
Daughter, Glenice Harrison and husband, Rick of Nacogdoches

Sons;
Glenn Fausett and wife, Rhonda of Center
Ricky Fausett of Olathe, Kansas
Randy Fausett and wife, Jennifer of Center

Sisters-in-law;
Dorothy Fausett of Center
Mary Fausett of Center
Shirley Willingham and husband, Ray of California

Eleven Grandchildren

Thirteen Great-Grandchildren

Brother, Dorman Edison of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents, J. H Edison and Lucille Black Edison
Husband, Jimmy G. Fausett
Sister, Wilsie Dee Taylor
Brothers, J.H. Edison Jr. and Billy Earl Edison
Granddaughter, Amber Fausett
Great Grandson, Hunter Goodroe

Pallbearers will be Zack Fausett, Ricky Harrison Jr., Adam Fausett, Steve Edison, Don Wheeler, Scotty Fancher, Chris Mathews and Ronnie Strawn. Honorary pallbearer will be Luke Fausett.

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


12/5/2015

Billie Maxie Pate Mullins, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Danny Dodson and Rev. David Pate officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Mullins was born December 13, 1925 in Arcadia, Shelby County, Texas to Curtis Marion Pate and Lottie Bullard Pate. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Ms. Mullins was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son, Wayne Mullins and wife, Karen of Baytown

Daughter, Daria Lanette York and husband, Gary of Center

Grandchildren,
Trina Turgeon
Darren Mullins
Angela Mullins
Tammy Mechelic
Cody Mullins

Five Great Grandchildren

Siblings;
Iva Nell Pate Brown and husband, Ford of Center
Test Pate Miller of Richards
Kelsey Jo Pate Stewart of Picayune, Mississippi
Rachel Pate McCleary of Brazoria
Inez Pate Peltier and husband, Tim of Clute
Patsy Pate Mahone and husband, Bob of New Boston
Robert Henry Pate and wife, Florene of Fluker, Louisiana

Numerous nephews, nieces, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded in death by
Parents, Curtis Marion Pate and Lottie Bullard Pate
Husband, Bill Mullins
Daughters, Clara Kiechler and Anita Lee Mullins
Son, Donald Mullins
Grandson, Nathan Kiechler
Brothers and sisters-in law; Vestal and Fordene Pate, Charles and Lulu Pate, Sam and Billie Jo Pate, Curtis Edward “Bo” Pate
Brothers-in-law; Jeffrey McCleary, Buddy Stewart, Elton Miller, Glen Mullins, Raymond Bennett
Sister-in-law; Geraldine Bennett
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law; Edith and Edward Mullins

Pallbearers will be Ford Brown Jr., Triston Turgeon, Roger Pate, Tim Peltier, Romiro Perez and Darren Mullins.

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


Wilsie Dee Taylor, 83, of Terrel, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Taylor was born February 29, 1932, in Shelby County, Texas to Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison. She was a former employee of Payne & Payne in Center, where she worked as a sales clerk for twenty years. Ms. Taylor was an ordained Methodist minister and very involved in the activities of her church, New Hope Methodist Church, especially the children’s ministries. She was an avid supporter of a number of missionaries in many different countries.

She is survived by
Daughters,
Rita Cohen and husband Don of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nancy Fancher and husband Scott of Terrel

Grandchildren,
Terrah Corben
Jonathan Wlaker
Dallas Fancher
Shan’ Fancher
Ashlee Taylor
Jade Taylor

Great Grandchildren,
Hunner Steel
Cole Steel
Brady Fancher
Avery Janac
Allen Fancher
Gracie Fancher

Sister, Betty Fausett of Center

Brother, Dorman Edison of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by,
Parents, Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison
Son, David Wayne Taylor
Brothers, J.H. Edison and Billy Earl Edison
Great Aunt, Eunice Nelson
Grandmother, Sally Black

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


12/2/2015

Mary Jo Phillips, 77, of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 19, 1938 in Huxley to S.L. “Sambo” and Essie Mae (Tindol) Dean. She taught at Tyler Junior College and she also worked as a nursing home administrator for many years. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is preceded death by her Parents, S.L. “Sambo” and Essie Dean, Infant Daughter, Baby Girl Devers, Husband, Donald Ray Devers, Husband, Dan Phillips, Two Brothers, Bib Dean and Bob Dean.

Among her survivors include:

Son: Keith Devers & wife, Kristie of Huxley

Grandchildren: Nathaniel and Mary Elizabeth Devers

Sister: Barbara Jean Ross of Center

Sisters-in-law:
La’ Retta Dean of Huxley
Charlcie Phillips of Carthage
Barbara Ann Dean of Mont Belvieu

Donations can be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, PO BOX 1383, Center, Texas 75935

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


12/1/2015

Eugene Roshell Bryant, age 53, of Garrison, passed away Monday morning, November 30, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be held at 1pm Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Assembly of God, Timpson. Visitation will be from 6pm until 7pm at Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. Interment will be at New Liberty Cemetery Garrison, Texas with Elder James Williams, Jr. officiating.

He is survived by:

Mother, Jean Bryant Rather of Garrison

Father, Sammy Rather of Garrison

Daughter, Oritiea Johnson of Garrison

Brothers:
John Westly Bryant, Jr. of Garrison
Tony Bryant of Garrison
Talmage (Varince) Bryant of Lufkin
Fernando (Celest) Bryant of Garrison
Tyrone (Debra) Bryant of Nacogdoches
Angelo (Patricia) Bryant of Garrison
Domingo (Dana) Bryant of Houston
Trinni Bryant of Terrell

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


Nicole Perry, age 40, of Tenaha, passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2015 in Tenaha.

Services will be at 2pm Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6pm until 7pm at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Elder Freeman Bryant officiating.

She was was survived by:

Sons:
Porter DaShawn (Ramona) Gipson of Nacogdoches
Demarkus Perry of Tenaha

Daughters:
LaPorsha Perry of Tenaha
Kyesha Perry of Tenaha

4 Grandchildren

Father, Asie B. (Joy) Goodwin of Tenaha

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


Porter Lee Perry, age 42, of Tenaha, passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2015 in Tenaha.

Services will be at 11am Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6pm until 7pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Mt. Mariah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas with Pastor Phillip Jones officiating.

He was survived by:

Sons:
Porter DaShawn (Ramona) Gipson of Nacogdoches
Demarkus Perry of Tenaha

Daughters:
LaPorsha Perry of Tenaha
Kyesha Perry of Tenaha

4 Grandchildren

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


Ernest Ray “Bubba” Meshell, 61 of Center, passed away Sunday November 22, 2015 at his home.

Ernest’s wishes were to donate his body to Baylor College in the hopes that he could be part of a medical advancement in the fight against diseases.

Ernest is survived by:

Wife, Carla Meshell of Center

Mother, Joann Meshell of Conroe

Children:
Amanda Flinn and husband Jason of Trinity
Miranda Atkinson and husband Scooter of Livingston
Cassandra Meshell and Lindsay of Conroe
Wes Faubion and wife Shana of Highlands
Jessica Mckinney and husband John of Dayton

Sisters:
Dorothy Hoskins of Liberty
Marilyn Riffle and husband Clark of New Caney
Trish Germany and husband David of Hardin
Tracey Beige and husband Dewayne of Conroe
Debra Harrold and husband Stephen of Crosby

Grandchildren: Trey Atkinson, Kayden Faubion, Talan Atkinson, Brendon Flinn, Jacob Faubion and Teryn Atkinson.

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Father: Huey Fred Meshell
Brother: Fred Eugene “Hoss Jr.” Meshell

A celebration of life memorial will be held Saturday, December 5th, 2pm at the Pavilion in Livingston State Park. As was his wish, we will celebrate his love for family with food and smiles.


Feye Strong, 58, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 27, 1957 in Phoenix, AZ to Cecil and Karie (Jensen) Strong.

She is preceded in death by her Sister, Diana Strong Underwood, Grandparents, Alvin & Viola Strong and Vernon & Evelyn Jensen.

She is survived by:
Parents:
Cecil and Karie Strong of Shelbyville

Sisters and Brothers-in-law:
Starla & Terry Monville of Mt. Enterprise
Jackie & Ronnie Traylor of Sour Lake

Nieces & Nephews:
Amanda Monville
R.J. Traylor
Zach Traylor
Tammy Traylor
Courtney Traylor

Cat:
Frisky

Numerous Aunts & Uncles

Pallbearers:
Ronnie Traylor, Zach Traylor, R.J. Traylor, Alvin “Lynn” Strong, Michael Strong & Terry Monville

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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11/30/2015

Virginia Lou Allbritton Jetton, 87, a former Center resident, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 in her Longview, Texas, home, after a long illness.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Virginia graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers’ College in Nacogdoches, Texas, and for many years taught in the Center public school system, where she enjoyed having a positive impact on her students. Above all, she cherished her family, and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She set an example of enjoying life while meeting life’s challenges with grace and dignity.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Dean Jetton, a teacher, coach and owner of an insurance agency in Center, in 2003 and daughter, Julie Virginia Jetton. She was also predeceased by her parents, Grace and Henry Allbritton; two brothers, Harry and George Allbritton; brother-in-law, Ralph Yerby, Sisters-in-law, Marie Rane and Maurine Dean and Brother-in-law, James L. Dean.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Marcia Jetton Alderman and her husband, Alvis, of Commerce
Michele Jetton Black and her husband, John, of Longview

Son: Stephen Mitchell Jetton and his wife, Irene, of Chicago, Ill

Sister: Maribelle Allbritton Yerby, of Zwolle, La.

Grandchildren:
Charles Alderman and his wife, Sarah, of Commerce
James Alderman of Commerce
Michael Black and his wife, Crista, of Longview
Joshua Black and his wife, Libby, of Longview
Sarah Black Beasley and her husband, Jonathon, of Longview.

She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; Colton & Tessa Alderman, Cameron & Connor Black and Ruthie, Jude & Will Black.

Pallbearers:
Charles Alderman, James Alderman, Michael Black, Joshua Black and Jonathon Beasley

In Lieu of flowers the family request donations can be made to one of the following:
First Baptist Church, 117 Cora St Center, Texas 75935 or
Roughrider Foundation, In memory of Virginia Jetton, PO BOX 152, Center, Texas 75935 or bring to Center High School.

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


Billie Jean Taylor King, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, November 30, 2015, in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine.

Ms. King was born October 16, 1938, in San Augustine, to Bill and Verna Taylor. She graduated Pineland High School in 1956 and married high school sweetheart, James “Spud” King, in 1958. After residing in Austin for 45 years, she relocated to Center in 2010. Ms. King was currently a member of Ephesus Baptist Church. She retired from Teacher Retirement System in Austin, after 31 years of state service, and following retirement, she enjoyed travelling.

She is survived by
Husband: James King of Center

Daughter: Pam Furlow and husband, Mike, of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Taylor McGee and husband, Tony, of Shelbyville
Allen R. Weeks of Shelbyville
Logan Furlow and wife, Janet, of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Joe Taylor and wife, Jeane, of Shelbyville
Paul Taylor and wife, Cathy, of Shelbyville
Monte Taylor and wife, Donna, of San Augustine

Sisters:
Linda Wagstaff and husband, Roger, of Shelbyville
Connie Hargrove and husband, Johnny, of Shelbyville

Brother-in-law: Wallace Chance of San Augustine

Sisters-in-law:
Bobbie Jean Rugg and husband, Richard, of Holland, New York
Marilyn King of Marshall
Marilyn Taylor of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles

Preceded in death by
Mother: Verna Taylor
Father: Bill Taylor
Sisters: Patsy Taylor, Shirley Taylor, Dean Chance
Brother: Tommy Taylor
Nephew: John Hargrove

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


11/27/2015

Sophie Tallyn Williams, infant, was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, October 29, 2015, and passed away in Dallas, Texas, November 26, 2015.. She was the infant daughter of Taylor and Whitley Cantrell Williams, of Timpson, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas Sunday November 29, 2015 at 2 PM with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating.

Survivors include:
Parents: Taylor Ray and Whitley Cantrell Williams, of Timpson, Texas

Grandparents:
Doye and wife Robin Cantrell of Timpson, Texas
Donald Ray and wife Bernadette Williams of Garrison, Texas
Susan Rene Williams of Nacogdoches, Texas

Great-Grandparents:
Patricia Clepper, of Timpson, Texas
Ronald Post of Timpson, Texas
Katherine Marino of Timpson, Texas
Ann Conway of Timpson, Texas
Becky Williams of Mt. Enterprise, Texas
Brenda Eckler of Magnolia, Texas

Great-Great-Grandmother: Jackie Ramsey of Timpson, Texas

Aunts: Laura Moore and Gracie Benson of Garrison, Texas

Uncle:
Layne Cantrell of Timpson, Texas
Matthew Williams and Matthew Benson of Garrison, Texas

Several Great-Aunts and Uncles, and a host of family and friends who will miss her greatly.

Sophie is preceded in death by great-grandparents, Gene Clepper, Mike Cantrell, Thomas Pitman, Lynda Post, Pete and Mattie Williams, and Harvey Hollingsworth.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

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


Carolyn Bolton Denby, 59, passed away Wednesday morning in the Health South Rehab Vitas Hospice Unit in Conroe, Texas. Carolyn was born in Cleveland, Texas to William Alton and Bonnie Sue Womack Bolton. She was a stay at home homemaker and mother. She was a member of AA. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother.

She is survived by her son Emory Willham Denby of San Antonio, her daughters: Bonnie Denby of Shelbyville, and Amber Denby of Pineland, her brother Larry Bolton of Timpson, her sisters: Sue Ann Wood of Hemphill, Tessie Mae Hightower of Nacogdoches, Emily Bjork of Etoile, and Rosie Hopson of San Augustine, her 5 grandchildren: Tyler, Kyle, Cade, Serenity, and Mackenzie. She is preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter Kali Ann Leone.

Visitation will be from 10:00AM until 2:00PM, Tuesday, December 1, 2015, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St. Hemphill, Texas. Funeral service will be at 2:00PM, December 1, 2015, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel, Hemphill, Texas. Cremation under the direction of Starr Funeral Home.


Raymond Joe Crawford, 72, of De Kalb, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015, in Texarkana.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Crawford was born August 23, 1943, in Center, to Lynn Crawford and Lois Mancil Crawford. He loved hunting, fishing, watching Dallas Cowboy Football and playing with his grandson.

He is survived by
Wife: Brenda Rankin Crawford of De Kalb

Son: Matt Crawford and wife, Tabitha, of Maud

Brothers:
Mervil Crawford and wife, Letha, of Center
Jerry Crawford of Garland
Ben Crawford and wife, Robin, of Center

Sister: Dorothy Crawford of Dublin, Georgia

Grandson: Landry Crawford of Maud

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lynn Crawford and Lois Mancil Crawford
Brother: Bill Crawford
Sister-in-law: Lajuan Crawford

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


11/26/2015

Mrs. Bobbye Emken, 89, of Joaquin formerly of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery at a later time. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 o’clock p.m. at First Baptist Church.

She was born November 7, 1926 in Shelby County to John Robert and Bertha (Ellis) Latimer. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Golden Harvest Club in Center for many years. She was very active in our community. She loved fishing, talking on the phone and working in the yard and she won Yard of the Month in Galveston 5 years in a row. She was also a member of American Ex-Prisoners of War and Titus Harris (Bataan) Medical Society.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John Robert and Bertha Latimer, Husband, Dr. Roy Emken and Brother, Leon Latimer.

She is survived by:

Son: John Lawrence “Larry” Rymal of Joaquin

Pet: Maggie the dog

Brother: Jack Latimer of Joaquin

Special Friends:
Nell Polley of Center
Darlene Welles
many many more friends & family

Family request in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Pallbearers: John Dwire, Bronson Dwire, Benjamin Dwire, John Dwire, Jr., Ronnie Land, Joshua Sanford, Mike Charlston and Vance Green

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


Garner and Son Mortuary announces the death and services for Mrs. Patsy Jean Roberts Wooten, age 56, of Austin, Texas. Mrs. Wooten passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Teague Jerusalem Temple, Austin, Texas with interment to follow at Mosaic Cemetery, Arch Bishop S. V. Teague, Officiating

Visitation will be Friday, November 27, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

Survivors include:
Husband: Lafayette Easton of Austin, Texas

Brothers:
Robert Pitts (Diann)
David Roberts
Henry Lee Roberts
Tommy Roberts

Sisters:
Barbara Riddley (Morris)
Annette Wade (Jerry)
Rita Fields (Anthony Miller)
Shirley Brown (Freddy Wishington)
Dorothy Roberts (Jonathan Briggs)
Lori Roberts (Wayne Cooper)

A host of nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.


11/24/2015

Services for Lavernie Lunsford will be 2:00pm, Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be at 1:00-2:00 pm before service time at the church.

She was born July 2, 1919 in Garrison, Texas and died November 24, 2015 in Garrison, Texas

Survivors:

Daughter: Joyce Helen Martin

Daughter-In-Law: Shirley Lunsford Ruthven & husband Hugh

Grandchildren:
Jerry Don Gideon & wife Tamara
Terry Lynn Gideon & wife Lori
Darrell Lunsford, Jr. & wife Leasa
Diana J. Pinkston & husband Michael

Her sweet little niece: Helen Hammer & husband James

10 Great Grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by parents; husband, Rev. T.D. Lunsford; sons, James Don Lunsford and Darrell Lunsford Sr,; brother, Jack Kruse; sisters, Louise Nation & Bernice Hancock.


Jana Lee Clark Marr, 49 of Longview, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Longview. Jana's wishes were to be cremated. The family is having a memorial service on June 4, 2016 at 4pm at the Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

Jana Clark Marr was born April 9, 1966 in Longview, Texas to D.G. Clark and Virginia Townsend Clark.

She is survived by:

Children:
Miranda Harris and husband Tom of Yulee, Florida
Meagan Borough and husband Bret of Longview
Daniel Marr of Longview

Grandchildren:
Kaleb, Kinsey and Orion Harris
Carter and Joshua Boroughs

Sisters:
Judy Clark Faulkner of Missouri City, Texas and husband Mike
Rhonda Clark McCrohan of Denison, Texas and husband Tom

Brother: Alton Hurst Clark of Center and wife Beth

Aunt: Marie Ross of Texarkana, Texas

Niece: Tyra Dare Barkley

Nephews:
Keith Clark of Shelbyville
Michael Clark of Joaquin
Joshua Mixon of McAlister, OK
Jeremy Burchell of Denison, TX
Chance Furniss of Bangs, TX

Proceded in death by:
Mother, Virginia Townsend Shank
Father, D. G. Clark
Grandmother, Grace  Bradberry Biggers
Grandfather, Alvis Clark
Grandmother, Virgie Jones Townsend
Grandfather, Charles Hurst Townsend

Services were under the direction of Rader Funeral Home, Longview, Texas.


11/23/2015

Linda Daniels, 68, of Timpson, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015, in Tyler.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Fairview Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Ms. Daniels was born February 21, 1947, in Center, to Richard Henry and Bernice Hanks Henry.

She is survived by
Children:
Kathy Parra of Center
Linda K. Daniels of Center
Reba Daniels of Center
Ronnie Daniels of Center
James Daniels and wife, Vanessa, of Center

10 Grandchildren

12 Great Grandchildren

Good Friend: Roger Grace of Timpson

Preceded in death by
Husband: Ray Daniels
Parents: Richard Henry and Bernice Hanks Henry

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


11/20/2015

Mary Page Conway, 82, of Center, went to be with Jesus, Friday, November 20, 2015, one day before her 83rd birthday. She once was blind but now she sees.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Short Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Waller officiating.

Ms. Conway was born November 21, 1932, to Fred Corbit Page and Lillie Mae Perry Page.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Jan Smith and husband, Carl, of Shelbyville
Ann Fleming and husband, Dan, of Shelbyville
Carol Burks and husband, Charles, of San Augustine
Sherry Bryan and husband, Victor, of Center

Son: Wayne Bailey and wife, Linda, of New Summerfield

Grandchildren:
Chris Smith and wife, Christina
Aimee Waller and husband, Jamie
Amber Waller and husband, Bradley
Jonathan Smith and wife, Katie
Susan Miller
Tami Cole and husband, Carlton
Michael Ross
Casey Bryan and wife, Lindsey
Cody Bryan
Tracy Woods and husband, Terry
Rachael Payne

9 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Billie Wheeler of Center

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Fred Corbit Page and Lillie Mae Perry Page
Brothers: Jerry Page, Fred Taylor Page
Sister: Nora Olene Page

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


Syble Adkison, age 83 of Houston, passed away, Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2015 at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

She was born June 23, 1932 in Center, Texas to Parents, Roy Leon Noble & Fleta Leona (Lucas) Noble.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leon & Fleta Noble; her husband, Rev. Royce “Bo” Adkison; brother, Jerry Noble; sister, Vivian Rozell; and brother, Roger Noble

She is survived by:

Daughter: Rhonda Morgan

Son & Daughter-in-law: Randy & Mary Ellen Adkison

Grandchildren:
Stacy & husband, Troy Baker
Aaron Morgan
Andrew Morgan
Amanda & husband, Adam Cloessner
Chris Adkison
Emily Adkison
Jessie & husband, Reid Postle

Great-Grandchildren: Darian, Zach, Samantha & Bo

Sister: Geraldine “Jean” Tomlin

Brother: Roy Noble & wife, Joyce of Joaquin

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


11/16/2015

Mrs. Edna Joyce Boykins, 47, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 in Houston. Services will be Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11am in the Shelbyville ISD gymnasium in Shelbyville. Visitation will be all day Friday at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Tx. Interment will be at East Liberty Community with Pastor Curtis Archie officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband: Joe Boykins, of Shelbyville, Tx.

Sons:
Jeremy Deshannon Boykins, of Shelbyville, Tx.
Jordan Dimante Boykins, of Shelbyville, Tx.

Mother: Josephine Ratcliff, of Center, Tx.

Sisters:
Patricia Ann Ratcliff, of Dallas, Tx.
Monica Lanette Ratcliff, of Denton, Tx.

Brother: Christopher George (Kim) Ratcliff, of Salina, Ks.


Sidney Lee Galbreath was born December 16, 1938 in Timpson, Texas to A.D. Galbreath and Lavennia (Ramsey) Galbreath. He died October 15, 2015 in Garrison, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the United Methodist Church, Timpson, Texas.

Survivors:

Sister: Betty Jo Parker of Nacogdoches, Texas

Nieces:
Mae Dean Hahn and husband Marvin of Temple,Texas
Betty Ann Taylor of Nacogdoches, TX
Donna Hicks & husband Tim of Dallas, TX
Dee Ann Locke & husband Ron of Stafford, TX

Nephew: Max Churchman & wife Havikia of Stafford, TX

Special Cousins:
Linda Askins of Timpson, TX
Tammy Marlowe of Timpson, TX
Cathy Windham of Timpson, TX
Gerald Stanley Stamps of Timpson, TX

Aunts:
Avis Stamps of Garrison, TX
Alma Bridwell of Nacogdoches, TX

Numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins

Preceded in death by parents; wife, Patricia Galbreath; sisters, Cynthia Churchman and Margie Childs.

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


Gwan Jacobs, 87 of Tyler, Texas passed away Monday, November 9, 2015. She was born December 2, 1927 in Center to William Elvis and Elberta Vaught Dockens. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery in Tyler with Rev. Darryle Dunks officiating, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Gwan was a member of Central Baptist Church in Tyler for over 30 years before becoming a faithful member of Green Acres Baptist Church for some thirty years. She was born and raised in Center, graduated from Center High School. She helped her husband Bob start the Central Baptist Church in Center. They moved to Tyler in 1950 where she attended Tyler Junior College, studing computer science and worked in accounting until retirement.

In addition to her Parents, Gwan was preceded in death by her Husband Bob Jacobs. They were married 66 years.

She is survived by her loving family including her daughter Beckeye Sheets and husband Roy of Flint, Three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, brothers Waymon and Bill Dockens of Splendora, sister Oleatha Price of La Porte, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pall pallbearers were the Care and Shere Sunday School of Green Acres Baptist Church.

If desired, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler Texas 75701


Services for Betty Lunsford will be Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:00am at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas with Bro. John McGuire and Bro. Homer Murray. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00pm Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home. Betty was born April 21, 1934 in Mt. Enterprise, Texas and died November 14, 2015 in Garrison, Texas

Survivors:

Husband: Norman Lunsford of Garrison, Texas

Sons:
Wayne Lunsford and wife Venetia of Nacogdoches, Texas
Terry Lunsford and wife Cindy of Nacogdoches, Texas

Grandchildren:
Chris Lunsford & wife Sandi of Garrison, Texas
Corey Lunsford & wife Cheryl of Garrison, Texas
Cade Lunsford & wife Chelsie of Dallas, Texas
Rebecca Lunsford of Nacogdoches, Texas
Kylie Lunsford of Garrison, Texas
Landon Lunsford of Nacogdoches, Texas

Great-Grandchildren:
Jaci Lunsford
Sidney Lunsford
Weston Lunsford
Creed Strain

Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by daughter; Sharon Ann Lunsford, parents and two sisters

A special thank you for the loving care and heart felt compansion the staff at Garrison Nursing Home showed Betty while she was with them.


11/14/2015

Darrell P. Doggett, 82, of Center, died Thursday, November 12, 2015. He was born on May 7, 1933, in Hurstown, to Lola Belle Lout Doggett and Edgar "Ed" Doggett. Darrell served his country in the United States Air Borne during the Korean War and later retired as a supervisor for Texaco Chemical, formerly Jefferson Chemical, Port Neches.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Eddie Doggett; daughter, Joni Doggett Day of Beaumont; grandchildren, Bridget Day Aldridge and her husband, Josh, of Silsbee and Abby Day Riley and her husband, Daniel, of Kountze; great-grandchild, Jemma Aldridge; brothers, Ruben Doggett and his wife, Carolyn, and Spencer Doggett, all of Silsbee; sisters, Willie Jo Doggett Powell of Houston and Janice Doggett Lack of Beaumont; and other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; and grandmother, Willie Monroe Lout Luman.

A gathering of Mr. Doggett's family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His interment will follow at Hardin Memorial Park, Silsbee.


Chase Todd, 31, of Center, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 16, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Yard Cemetery with Masonic rites given by Sam Samford Lodge No. 149. Visitation will be Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 5, 1984 in Nacogdoches to Ricky and Penny (Shofner) Todd. He worked for Fleur Global for 3 years and was currently employed by Luminant as a master mechanic for the past 10 years. He loved riding four wheelers, hunting and fishing and was a true outdoorsman. He was currently going through the Masonic rites.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Prentice & Bobbie Shofner, Jenell Shofner, Fred L. & Doris Todd, his Aunt, Toni Grace Alford and Cousins, Cody Alford & Jeremy Sims.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Ricky & Penny Todd of Center
Sister:
Destiny Todd of Kingwood
Uncles & Aunts:
Mary & Rickie Sims of Shelbyville
Jenny & Benny Holt of Center
John & Wanita Shofner of Center
Prentice Shofner, Jr. of Center
Numerous Cousins & Friends
Pallbearers:
Josh Snider, Josh Dutton, Jamie Dutton, Colton Rhame,
Wesley Rhame, Marcus Adkinson, Troy Sunday and Gary Sutlive
Honorary Pallbearer:
Jason Stringer

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 Mrs. Shirley Ruth Goodwin (54) of Center, Texas will be Monday, November 16, 2015 at St. John Cemetery in Center, Texas at 11:00am. Mrs. Goodwin died November 10, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rev. Marlon Cloudy, Sr. will be officiating.

Mrs. Goodwin’s survivors are:

Mother: Eddie Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas

2 Brothers: Charles Goodwin of Center, Texas
John Wayne (Alanie) Goodwin of Center, Texas

2 Sisters: Joyce (James) Nelson of Houston, Texas
Sandra Goodwin of Dallas, Texas

Visitation Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Hicks Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary.


11/12/2015

Valerie Heyen, 60, of Center, previously of Mansfield, LA and Carson City, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at her residence after a sudden illness.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, LA with Bro. Richard Goodwin officiating.

She was born August 21, 1955 in Shreveport, LA to Duane and Nelda (Stone) Heyen. She worked for Goodwin Roofing in Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Duane and Nelda Heyen.

She is survived by:

Brother:
Curtis Heyen & wife, Melanie of Shreveport, LA

Sister:
Cathy Youngblood of Wichita Falls

Brother:
Donnie Heyen of Nacogdoches

Nieces & Nephews:
Chris Werhle & wife, Laura
Phillip Youngblood, Jr. & wife, Jennifer of Center
Trevor Heyen
Raelyn Heyen

Aunts and Uncles:
Bettie & G.W. Strong of Center
Margaret Sermon of Shreveport, LA
Bill & Edith Stone of Keithville, LA
Douglas & Ina Stone of Logansport, LA

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


11/09/2015

Mr. Bryant Joseph Watley, age 56, of Timpson passed away Saturday morning, November 7, 2015, in Timpson. Services will be Saturday, November 14th, 11am at Abundant Love Ministries. Wake will be Friday 6 to 8 pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX. Interment will be at Scott Cemetery at Toledo Bend with Rev. Raymond Ingram to Officiate.

Mr. Bryant Joseph Watley is survived by wife Gloria Watley of Timpson, TX. 1 Step-daughter Patricia Harris of Timpson, TX. 1 Step-son Bobby Harris of Timpson, TX. 1 sister Virgia Sharp of Beaumont, TX. 2 Brothers; Albertine (Dede) Watley of California and Johnny (Pattie) Watley of Willgate, TX. Mother-in-Law, Ada Smith of Gary, TX.


Warren Kyle Loup, 1 month, was born in Dallas, Texas, October 6, 2015, and passed away in Dallas, Texas, November 8, 2015.. He was the infant son of Jared and Ashley (Ritter) Loup of Fort Worth, Texas.

Graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, Thursday November 12, 2015 at 11 AM with Bro. Rodney Puryear officiating.

Survivors include:

Parents: Jared and Ashley (Ritter) Loup of Fort Worth, Texas

Grandparents:
Bobby and Judy Ritter of Timpson, Texas
Steve and Sharon Loup of Glynn, Louisiana

Great-Grandparents: Kyle Nearhood of Smithridge, Virginia;

Aunt: Amber and husband John Braud of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Cousin: Violet Braud of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

A host of family and friends who will miss him greatly.

Warren is preceded in death by great-grandparents, Etienne and Ruby Loup, Viola Nearhood, Noble and Bernice Hudman and Hoyt Ritter.

In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to Children’s Medical Center Foundation, in support of the Cardiac ICU, 2777 Stemmons Fwy Ste. 700, Dallas, TX 75207. Contact Carol Bieler 214-456-8369 for more information.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

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


Mr. Robert “Bud” Emmett Burns Jr., 95, of Tenaha passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 in Longview. Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday November 15, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, TX. Funeral Services will be held on Monday November 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Tenaha Baptist Church with Interment following at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Mr. Burns’ parents were Robert Emmett Burns Sr. and Ruby Lee Wooten Burns.

He was a graduate of Tenaha High School. Following graduation he attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Class of 1943. Mr. Burns served his country in the United States Navy. He was an avid golfer and Baylor Women’s basketball fan. Mr. Burns was a member of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737 and American Legion.

Mr. Burns is survived by daughters Patricia Burns Smith, (Larry) and Karen Burns Meriwether (Tom Snow); grandsons J. Christian Haddock, Scott P. Meriwether, ( Marietta Burke); Martin B. Meriwether, (Rae Ann), and great-grandson Samuel Robert Meriwether; step-daughters Marcy Matties ( Chib Allen) and Elaine Phillips (Bob), and special friends Frank and Diana Wengler and Jean Phelps. Also, special thanks to caregivers Carolyn, Marilyn, and the staff at Fountainview in Longview. Mr. Burns is preceded in death by his parents, wives Elva McDaniel Burns and Helen Matties Burns, brothers Albert and John Burns and sisters Mary Wynn Tadema and Elizabeth Neel.

In honor of Mr. Burns’ commitment to his community and his church and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels, Tenaha Baptist Church, or a charity of one’s choice.

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


Funeral services for James “Buddy” Holman (76) of Houston, Texas will be Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 12 noon. Services will be held at Triumph the Kingdom Church of God in Christ (902 Daniels Center, Texas 75935). Mr. Holman died October 27, 2015 at West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Rev. Johnny Johnson will be officiating.

Mr. Holman is survived by:

Sons:
Quince Holman of Dallas, Texas
Corey Holman of Houston, Texas

Brother: Weldon Holman of Houston, Texas

Committal will be at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas

Repass Triumph the Kingdom Church of God in Christ

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary


Oliver Raimond, 56, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Cassell Cemetery in Converse, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 23, 1959 in Converse, LA to James Olon and Jeanette (Moore) Raimond.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James & Jeanette Raimond, Wife, Donna Raimond, 2 Brothers, James C. Raimond and Carl Wayne Raimond, 2 Nephews, Bradley Wayne Raimond, Christopher Alan Nichols and Niece, Shanda Kay Raimond.

He is survived by:

Wife:
Mary Graves Raimond of Tenaha

Children:
Lana Gatewood of California
Joe & Katy Graves of Tenaha
Michael & Fara Decker of Tenaha
Kendra & Joseph Arnold of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Abby Elle Graves
Livvy Analee Graves
Joseph Mahon Graves
Aurora Diane Decker

Sister:
Carolyn Nichols & husband, Bobby of Stonewall, LA

Brother:
Ricky Raimond of Marshall

Nephews & Nieces:
Ricky Raimond, Jr., Jamie Raimond, Christian Nichols,
Deidre Nichols and Jr. Raimond

Numerous Great-Nieces & Great-Nephews

Pallbearers:
Brandon Kourtney, Weldon Bailey, Troy Keele, Randy Soape, Laurence O’Neill and Brian Lewis

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


11/06/2015

Charles Howard Lester, Jr. of Joaquin, passed away Friday, November 06, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later time.

He was born September 13, 1953 in Eden, NC to Charles Howard Lester, Sr. and Doris (Ray) Lester. He was a carpenter, preacher & a biker.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Charles Howard Lester, Sr., Infant Brother, Randolph Mitchell Lester and Grandson, Matthew Kyle Putman.

He is survived by:

Mother: Doris Lester of Eden, NC

Wife: Rosemary Frost of Joaquin

Son & Daughter-in-law: William Douglas Frost & Jennifer Elaine Frost of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Zackery Cole Putman
Megan Nevaeh Jernigan

Brothers:
Jimmy Lester
Jerry Lester

Sisters:
Susan Lester
Tina Hughes

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


Dave Lamar Jackson, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 at his residence in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at the Carroll Cemetery.

Mr. Jackson was born February 19, 1926 in Shelbyville, Texas to Bill Jackson and Mildred Greer Jackson. He was a graduate of Shelbyville High School. Mr. Jackson served his country during World War II in the Navy. He was a member of the Pasadena Sheriff’s Posse and a member of the Clever Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
Wife of 59 years, Blanche Jackson of Shelbyville

Children;
Dana Jackson of Shelbyville
Donna Maxey and husband, Bobby of Baytown
Steven Jackson of Houston

Grandchildren;
Michael Wiggins, Kristina McWorter, David Jackson II, Ryan Jackson and Lauren Jackson

Numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by;
Mother, Mildred Holt
Son, David Jackson
Grandson, Chad Wiggins

Pallbearers will be Brad Hinton, Stephen Williams, Harold Baty, Will Baty, Walt Baty, Ronny Lynch, Nathan Lynch and Vic Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Raymond, Prentice Hendricks, Calvin Kimbrough and Clyde Enmon.

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


Melba Beckham, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Eric Garrett and Rev. Barry Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at the Johnson Cemetery in Haslam.

Mrs. Beckham was born July 4, 1938 in Needville, Texas to Walter Priesmayer and Nora Jungerman Priesmeyer. She was a member of the Logansport United Pentecostal Church in Logansport, Louisiana.

She is survived by:
Husband, Virgil Beckham of Joaquin

Children;
Denise Garrett and husband, Eric of Lake Village, Arkansas
George Beckham and wife, Ashley of Tyler
Cara Kneisly and husband, Craig of Katy

Grandchildren;
Amanda Gibson, Hannah Garrett, Landon Beckham, Brylee Beckham, Chase Kneisly and Ciara Kneisly.

Great-Grandchild, Isabella Gibson

Sister, Evelyn Oberhof of Needville

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by;
Sisters; Clarice Baker and Delores Kueck

Pallbearers will be Chase Kneisly, Landon Kneisly, Craig Kneisly, Bryan Gibson, Tommy Gray and Jimmy Coulter.

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


Johnnie Eddins of Humble Tx died on November 4, 2015 after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Johnnie and his wife, Ruby were members of the Lake Houston Church of Christ and he formerly attended Watters Road Church of Christ. He loved music and loved to sing. Johnnie owned Johnnie H Eddins Insurance Agency in Pasadena and retired in 2008. He served our country in the Texas National Guard.

Johnnie was preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Nell, his parents, William Frank and Alice Edna Cantrell Eddins, children, William Howard Eddins, Eddy James Eddins and Alice Jane Eddins Obar, step son, Jerald Eddins and his sisters, Mary Jo OBryan, Effie Pierce, Mary Bonin and Jane Gusttaffson, brother William Frank Eddins Jr, an infant brother and sister and a sister-in-law, Ovia Bigar.

Johnnie is survived by:

Wife of 9 years: Ruby

Stepdaughter: Jeanette Parham of Hempstead

Stepdaughter-in-law: Andra Eddins, of New Caney

Grandchildren:
Robert S. (Bobby) Obar IV
Joanna D. Obar Ledezma and husband, Zach
Jaycee E. Obar

Many nieces and step-grandchildren and great-step-grandchildren.

Johnnie was a loving and kind man that provided support and purpose for those he loved.

Viewing is at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble on Friday, November 4 from 5pm to 8pm. Funeral is at Lake Houston Church of Christ, Humble on November 5, at 10am. Graveside services are at Mt. Herman Cemetary in Center on November 5 at 3:30pm.


11/05/2015

Mrs. Era P. (Baker) Porter passed away Friday, November 6, 2015, at her residence near Nacogdoches, Texas, at the age of 94.

Mrs. Porter was born April 7, 1921, in Shelby County, Texas, to parents William Hezekiah Baker and Winnie Lucindy Cox Baker. She had formerly lived in Longview, Texas, for a number of years before moving to Nacogdoches County.

She was a member of Stallings Drive Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred P. Porter, in 1996; her son, David G. Porter, in 2007; along with her parents.

Her survivors include:

Daughter-in-law: Lynda B. Porter of Nacogdoches, Texas

Grandson: David Glen Porter II of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister: Eardis Greer of Woodville, Texas

Brother: Tom Baker of Houston, Texas

Sister: Sarah Lee of Longview, Texas.

Graveside rites are set for 2:30pm Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Restland Cemetery, located off U.S. Hwy. 96 in Tenaha, Texas.

Offer your online memories and condolences at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.


Johnie Katherine Bray, 73, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Longview, Texas. She was born on October 20, 1942 in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of William Lewis Gardner and Irene Suddath Gardner.

Johnie grew up Elkton, Kentucky where she graduated High School. She was a faithful member of the Mormon Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

Mrs. Bray is survived by:

Sons:
Charles Nachez Bray and wife Janet,
Wayne Sabine Bray
Johnney Brazos Bray and wife Angela Sexton

Grandchildren:
Charles Robert Bray
Christopher Michael Bray, and
Derek Alexander Bray

Sister: Vicki Poindexter

She is also survived by other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Sarah Gardner.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net


11/04/2015

Alton Waller, 66, of Center, passed away Wednesday November 4, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at McClelland Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.

He was born February 19, 1949 in Shelby County, Texas to Granville and Luna (McSwain) Waller.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Granville and Luna Waller and Brothers, Calvin Waller, Harvey Waller, Bill Waller, Jerry Joe Waller and Earl Waller.

He is survived by:

Wife of 40 years:
Glenda Waller of Center

Children:
Jamie Waller & wife, Aimee of Center
Jonathan Waller of Center
Timothy Waller & wife, Anita of Center
Tonya Parks & husband, Lance of Center
Melissa Robertson & husband, Toby of Center
Amanda Jernigan & husband, Chris of Center
Angela Pope & husband, John of Center

Grandchildren:
Diana, Kelsie and Alyssa Waller and Angie Parks
Jacob Waller, Luke, Ava & Grace
Devin Waller
Savannah and Lexi Robertson
Kirsti and Keylee Jernigan
Dawson & Briley Pope

Sisters:
Jeanie Amburn of Center
Susan Fountain & husband, Larry of Center
Carolyn Denby of Deridder, LA

Brother:
Jesse Waller 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


Troy Jacobs, 70, of Sour Lake, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Powell officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 9, 1945 in Shelbyville, Texas to Joe and Lurena (Jamison) Jacobs. He served in the US Army special forces green beret. He was the owner of Jacobs welding and marine in Beaumont. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas where he was a master mason in Good Standing of B.F. Quickstall No. 1370 in Beaumont. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Port Neches.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joe & Lurena Bell Jacobs and Brothers, Billy Joe Jacobs and Travis Lee Jacobs.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Sadie Jacobs of Sour Lake

2 Daughters:
Kimberly Ann Lutz of Sour Lake
Kristi Jacobs & husband, Brian Graves of Seabrook

2 Step Sons:
Delano Dale Nelson of Sour Lake
Jeremy Wayne Nelson & wife, Cara Lofton of Vidor

Grandchildren:
Ashley Lea Anderson & husband, Josh
Troy Dale Lutz
Aaron Nelson
Eric Nelson
Johnathan Nelson
Morgan Nelson
Jessica Nelson
Caleb Parker Graves
Samantha Nelson
Great Grandson:
Easton Lane Anderson

Pallbearers:
Jacob Boockoff, Tony Boockoff, Josh Anderson,
Brian Graves, Richard Loden and Jonathan Nelson

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


11/03/2015

Wanda Osborne of Dallas passed away at the age of 62. Services will be Friday at 11:00am at Egypt Chapel Baptist Church in Dallas, TX and visitation will be Thursday 6 to 7pm at Evergreen Funeral Home in Dallas, TX. Dr. Tommy McGee will be officiating.

Wanda Osborne is survived by son, Brandon and Joy Osborne of Washington, D.C. Grand daughter Aubrielle Osborne of Washington, D.C, Mother, Dorothy Polley of Center, TX, Step-Father, James Polley of Center, TX, and Step-Mother, Betty C. Cartwright of Shelbyville, TX.

8 Sisters; Shirley Cartwright of Center, TX, Roberta Hoff of Dallas, TX, Darlene Nana of Dallas, TX, Donna Grisby of Center, TX, Debra Cartwright of Center, TX, Regena Eghareuba of Dallas, TX, Cynthia Kennedy of Dallas, TX.

3 Brothers; Tony (Lynda) Cartwright of Shelbyville, TX, Charles Wade of Center, TX, Robert (Shelia) Polley of Arkansas.

3 Aunts; Evelina Jordan of Dallas, TX, Ann Ruth Walker of Shelbyville, TX and Pauline Cartwright of Shelbyville, TX.


“Chevy” Shirley Wright, 47, of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Wright was born March 28, 1968 in Yakima, Washington to Ralph Eugene Swanson and Venita Margaret Downie Swanson. She was employed by Sparta Structures in Center and was a member of Messiah Baptist Church in Timpson.

Mrs. Wright is survived by:
Husband, Jack Wright of Center

Children;
Eric Dewayne Wright and wife, Sheena of Dennison
Amanda Jane Wright of Center
Dakota Thad Brittain of Woodville

Geandchildren;
Bailey Danielle Harris Wright
Zack Trice
Chandler Logan Wright
Piper Brittain
Paisley Brittain
Sawyer Harris

Mother, Venita Harshman of Leesville, Louisiana

Sisters;
Jo Anne Miller and husband, Howard of Honeybrook, Pennsylvania
Velma Ann Jones and husband, Dale of Joaquin

Brothers;
Samuel Leigh Swanson and wife, Kathie of Joaquin
Timothy Lee Hernandez and wife, Linda of Pennsylvania

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents; Forrest and Mattie Claire Downie
Mother-in-law; Carlie Lowe

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


Mary Lea Reichel, 77 of Danciger, TX went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2015 in Lake Jackson, TX. She was born to Martin and Bessie Mae (Fleming) Shofner on December 3, 1937 in Center, TX. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. With funeral service to begin at 7:00pm at Palms Funeral Home in Angleton, Texas.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, November 5, 1:00 p.m., at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, in Center, with Rev. Dathan Triplett officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Billie Jean Shofner Livingston (Leon); and sister-in-law, Carol Shofner.

Mary became a registered nurse in 1958 after graduating from Lilliejollie School of Nursing in Hermann Hospital. She worked in the Emergency Department at Angleton-Danbury Hospital for 21 years, and was certified as a Trauma Nurse. She loved painting, flowers and hummingbirds.

Mary is survived by her husband of 54 years, William "Jerry" Reichel. Sons, William Scott Reichel (Cheri) and Patrick A. Reichel (Colleen). Brothers, Del Shofner and James R. Shofner (Rose). Sisters, Edna Ruth Shofner Birdwell (Bryant), Linda Henderson (Joe), and Kathy Howard (Dewy). Three grandchildren Travis, Tyler and Samantha as well as numerous family and friends.

Services under the direction of Palms Funeral Home, Angleton, Texas.


S. J. Nickleberry, age 96, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Nickleberry passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at CHI St Luke Hospital in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dade, officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

His survivors:

Wife, Etta Mae Nickleberry of San Augustine, TX

Daughters:
Yolanda Gamble (William) of Waco, Texas
Pamela Teel of San Augustine, Texas

10 Grandchildren, 26 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, V J Nickleberry (Celestine) of Oxnard, CA

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


Reecie Robertson Stanley, 79, of the Spann’s Chapel Community, Center, Texas, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 in Houston.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 6, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 26, 1936 in the Ramah Community in Tenaha, Texas to Archie Byron and Eula Etta (Joplin) Robertson. She married Bobby Stanley, they were married 48 years until his death in 2009. She was a member of Spann’s Chapel Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a teacher for 39 years where she taught in Angleton, West Columbia, Center and Shelbyville, Texas and retired in 1999. She loved quilting and researching her family and numerous family genealogies and histories. She became a volunteer at the Shelby County Museum in 2000 and she was a member of the Shelby County Historic Commission. She was a faithful supporter of the historical society, museum and genealogy library.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Archie and Eula Robertson and Husband, Bobby L. Stanley.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Steve Stanley of Center
Mark Stanley & wife, Linda of Center
Pat Stanley & wife, Angela of Roanoke
Stuart Stanley & wife, Mariana of Spring
Simon Stanley & wife, Carla of Center

Grandchildren: Ian Stanley, Robert Stanley, Christian Stanley, Jonathan Stanley & wife, Bethany, Kaitlyn Stanley, Rick Mollohan & wife, Jessica

Great-Grandchildren: Colt & Bailey Stanley and Katy Mollohan

Siblings:
Lynelle Richardson
Barbara Woods
Archie Robertson, Jr.
Nancy Thrasher
Lena Carol Gibson

Sister-in-law: Marie Long of Center

Pallbearers: Steve Stanley, Mark Stanley, Pat Stanley, Stuart Stanley, Simon Stanley & Rick Mollohan

Donations can be made to Spann’s Chapel Church or Shelby County Historical Society

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


Hicks Mortuary and C.J. Davis Memorial Chapel of Timpson are announcing services for Mr. Roy B. Johnson (80) of Timpson, Texas. Mr. Johnson died October 29, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Center. Services for Mr. Johnson will be Friday, November 6, 2015 at C. J. Davis Memorial Chapel (453 McLaughlin Street, Timpson, Texas) at 1:00pm. Brother George Grace will be officiating.

Mr. Johnson is survived by

Sister: Baby Ruth Johnson of Many Louisiana

Visitation will be Friday, November 6, 2015 from the hours of 12:00 noon to 1:00pm at C.J. Davis Memorial Chapel in Timpson, Texas.

Burial will be at BoBo Cemetery.


11/02/2015

Wilda Leona Jones, 94, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Robert Ortigo officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens in Ohio.

Ms. Jones was born February 28, 1921, in Gambier, Ohio, to Jesse Winterringer and Lela Lanmon Winterringer. She loved cooking, quilting, and raising her grandchildren.

She is survived by

Children:
Buck Jones and wife, Teresa, of Joaquin
Herschel Jones of Howard, Ohio
Caryoln Sue and husband, John Schaffer, of Fredric, Ohio
Joseph Jones and wife Valerie, of Gary
Paula Sholar of Carthage
Scottie and husband, Richard Scholar, of Joaquin
Monica and Thomas Simpson of Gary

Granddaughter:
Lydia Nicole Scholar of Longview

31 Grandchildren

Numerous Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Litha Turner of Lexigton, Ohio
Verneta Jenny of Geranano, Oklahoma

Numerous nieces, nephews, and host of family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents
Husband: Oscar A. Jones Sr.
Daughters: Linda Diana, Letha Mae, Patricia Marti, and Barbara Waters
Brother: Jessie Winterringer

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


Funeral service for Margie Sue (Ramsey) Childs, 87, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 3, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. W. T. Permenter and Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday, November 2, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Childs passed away October 31, 2015, in Garrison, TX.

Born June 7, 1928, in Pasadena, TX, Margie Sue (Ramsey) Childs was the daughter of the late Sidney Marvin Ramsey and Florence Valeta Hearn Ramsey. Margie graduated from Timpson High School in 1945 and became an Air Force wife when she married G. Terrell Childs on June 28, 1946. She was a devoted military wife. About 63 years ago, she left Timpson by train with two small children in tow. We left New York by ocean liner to meet Dad who was stationed at Skulthorpe Air Force Base in England. Together we moved to Lockbourne, Ohio and moved back to Timpson when Dad retired.

Mom taught Sunday School and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She loved to bake pies and make quilts and give them away. She would take produce from her garden and give to her sisters who weren’t able to garden. Mom loved the Lord and set a good example for her husband, three children, family, and friends.

Margie is survived by husband Terrell Childs; sons, Philip Childs and wife Kathy and Jim Childs and wife Lisa; daughter Sue Childs Pinkston; sisters Avis Stamps and Alma Bridwell; niece Betty Parker; 4 grandchildren: Rob and wife Denise, Stephanie and husband Tim, Elaine and husband Kristian, and Brock; and 3 great-grandchildren: Jessica, Nathan, and Ashley.

In addition to her parents, Margie Sue Childs was preceded in death by brothers Roy and James Ramsey and sisters Grace Pledger, Troy Webb, Mary Lavennie Galbreath, and Emma Milford.

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975. To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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10/31/2015

Johnie Katherine (Gardner) Bray, 73, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015, in Longview, TX. She was born October 20, 1942, in Lansing, Michigan. A cremation was selected and no services are planned at this time.

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.taylorfh.net.

Services under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


Billy Joe Bowen, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Bowen was born April 14, 1935, in Black Jack, Texas, to Willie L. Bowen and Livvie Lee Luman Bowen. He was the youngest of six children. Mr. Bowen served in the United States Army. He was a Deacon at Center Christian Church.

Mr. Bowen is survived by
Wife of 54 years: Ann Schillings Bowen of Shelbyville

Daughter: Shana Brittain and husband, Boby, of Shelbyville

Grandsons:
Seth Brittain and fiancé, Morgan Dyess, of Houston
Jaxon Brittain of Shelbyville

Sister: Jean Brandon and husband, H.L. Brandon, of Appleby

Sister-in-law: Donna Kay Thomason of Center

Brother-in-law: Joe Tom Schillings and wife, Kathryn, of Shelbyville

Nieces and nephews:
Judy Arnold
Pam Arnold
Bobby Dale Arnold
Sherry Brandon
Steve Brandon
Brian Brandon
Kevin Brandon
Dawn Barnes
Jennifer Leach
Jonathan Schillings

Preceded in death by
Parents: Willie L. Bowen and Livvie Lee Luman Bowen
Two Infant Sisters
Sister: Mildred Bowen Arnold
Brother: Cecil Bowen

Pallbearers will be Jim Tomlin, Don Wheeler, Brett Scarber, Patrick Nethery, Brett Wheeler, Jonathan Brittain and Brady Scarber.

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


Rev. Johnny Allen, 89, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Terry Goodnight and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 18, 1926 in Green Hill, Texas to Royal “Roy” Polk and Nellie (Rolf) Allen. He pastored churches in the East Texas area and in Louisiana for over 60 years. He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church in Center. He loved spending time with family and friends and singing and playing the piano with his friends at the senior nutrition center.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Roy and Nellie Allen, Son, Jimmy Ray Allen,
Son, Ricky Lynn Allen, 2 Grandsons, Cory Joseph Bertrand and Solomon Zane Allen and Brothers, Winifred Vernet Allen, Horace Vaughn Allen, Woodrow Wilson Allen, Russell Fleming Allen and Morris “Mutt” Everett Allen and Sisters, Lucy Pearl Allen Cordell and Margaret Kathryn Allen LaPrade.

He is survived by

Wife of 51 years: Lillian Emma (Dodson) Allen of Center

Children:
Becky House & husband, Bill of Bossier City, LA
Debbie Andrews & husband, Lacy of Virginia
David Allen & wife, Dana of Center
Steve Allen & wife, Kristi of Karnack
Christine Raymond & husband, Lynn of Shelbyville
Matt Allen & wife, Charlotte of Center
Lucy Allen Rodriguez & husband, Enrique of Center

Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Dorothy Jean Little of Longview
Ala Jane Southerland of Longview

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Special Friends

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


10/30/2015

Paula Marie Davis, 49, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Davis was born March 30, 1966, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to Robert Earl Simpson and Louise Wheeler Simpson. She loved to fish and spend time with her family and pets.

She is survived by
Husband: Mark Davis of Center

Children:
James Robert Loomis of Center
Joshua Wade Davis of Nacogdoches

Grandson: Trenton Loomis

Mother: Louise Wheeler Simpson

Twin Brother: Paul Wayne Simpson and wife, Sheila, of Benson, Louisiana

Brothers:
Gary Lee Simpson of Joaquin
John Glen Simpson and wife, Stacie, of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Infant Daughter: Jamie Loomis
Father: Robert Earl Simpson

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


10/28/2015

Helen Annie Ewing, 93, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at her residence.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2015 at Enterprise Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Freddie Bird officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 3, 1922 in Dayton, Texas to Frederick Augusta and Helena Julia (Kostka) Thamm.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Frederick and Helena Thamm, Husband, Emerson Marion Ewing, Daughter, Betty Trout, Granddaughters, Patricia Ann and Leslie Susan, 2 Sisters, Martha Williard & Mary Love and 5 Brothers, Rudolph, Fritz, Ed, Herbert & Hans Thamm.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Barbara Reed & husband, Robert of Tenaha
Linda Young & husband, Floyd of Nacogdoches

11 Grandchildren:
Linda, David, Angie, Jenny, Greg, Lisa, Danny, Lester, Melanie, Michael & Rob, Jr.

16 Great-Grandchildren
11 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Brother:
August Thamm & wife, Maxine of Channelview

Sisters:
Sylvia Patterson of Channelview
Pauline Simmons of Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Betty Thamm of Dayton
Mary Ann Thamm of Highlands
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


10/26/2015

Mrs. Sally Ann Dunlap, 59, of Timpson, was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 27, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Lionel Whitaker officiating, assisted by Order of Eastern Star Timpson Chapter #1144. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Dunlap was born March 6, 1956, in Beaumont, to Simon McGhie Pyles and Mary Allene Keeton Pyles. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Timpson Chapter #1144 and Rainbow Girls of Silsbee.

She is survived by
Husband: Johnie Dunlap of Timpson

Children:
Jason Pyles and wife, Katha, of Center
Joshua Dunlap and wife, Stephanie, of Timpson
Amy McSwain and husband, A.J., of Center

Grandchildren:
Dawson Pyles
Abigail Dunlap
Jacob Dunlap
James Lee McSwain

Brother: Danny Tullos of Vidor

Sister: Tammy Johnson of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Mark Chantzifotis of Vidor
Mary Chantzifotis of Nacogdoches
Joseph Pyles of Houston
Jordan Johnson of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Simon McGhie Pyles and Mary Allene Keeton Pyles
Sister: Judy Chantzifotis

Pallbearers will be Chris Carter, Joseph Pyles, Dawson Pyles, Billy Akridge, Mark Chantzifotis, Cory Young, Joshua Dunlap and Jason Pyles.

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


Danny Lynne “Dan-o” Johnson, 56, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson was born July 29, 1959, in Orange, to Jo Dan Johnson and Rita “Labou” Johnson. He loved riding motorcycles and helping others in need. He was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by
Wife: Sissy Jaimes of Center

Daughter: Birgina Patena and Jeff Blanca of Douglas

Son: Angle Patena of Oklahoma

Brother: James Johnson and wife, Cynthia, of Center

Sister: Angela Daniel and Judd Picqu of Georgia

Nephew: Joe Dan Johnson and wife, Jalyn, of Gary

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jo Dan Johnson and Rita “Labou” Johnson
Sister: Shannon Johnson

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


Frank Lawrence Anderson Jr., 67, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015, at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.

Mr. Anderson was born March 24, 1948, to Frank Anderson and Dorothy Childs Anderson.

He is survived by extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Edna Faye Anderson, and his parents, Frank Anderson and Dorothy Childs Anderson.

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


10/24/2015

Shirley Ann Koltonski, 64, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center with Father Devaraj, Father Jose Vidarte and Deacon John Ragland officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation and Rosary will be Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 8, 1950 in Shelby County to John William and Fronie Estelle (Denby) Moore. She worked for South Central Telephone as a key punch operator and then she and John moved back to Shelby County where she was a housewife and teacher’s aide at Shelbyville ISD for 22 years. She was a member of the St. Therese Catholic Church, Center, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Fronie Moore.

She is survived by:
Husband, John “Ski” Koltonski of Shelbyville

4 Sons & Daughters-in-law:
John Koltonski & wife, Summer of Shelbyville
Matt Koltonski & wife, Crystal of Center
Chris Koltonski & wife, Whitney of Shelbyville
Cade Koltonski & wife, Ashley of Midland

Grandchildren:
Jayden, Brayden, Payton & Kashton
Blake & Hunter
Lila Ann

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Tony Koltonski & wife, Deborah of South Carolina
Frank Koltonski & wife, Joan of South Carolina
Ed Koltonski & wife, Marcy of Ohio

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Luke Matthews, Jon Schillings, Lynn Davis, Howard Davis, Jamie Hagler & Thomas Swearengen

Honorary Pallbearer, Vince Diverdi

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


Jack Wilder was born February 11, 1950 in Center, Texas to Wiley and Doris (Fleming) Wilder. He died October 22, 2015 in Longview, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held 1:00 pm, Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation is 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday, October 26, 2015 before service time.

Survivors:

Wife, Kimberly Wilder of Longview, TX

Sons:
Steven Wilder of Denver, Colorado
William Wilder of Austin, Texas
Zachary Wilder of Longview, Texas

Daughters:
Rhonda Kachilla & husband Chris of Austin, TX
Crystal Wilder & fiancé Brandon Carrington of Longview, TX

9 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Wilma Wilder of Houston, TX
Kay W. Bowers of Nacogdoches, TX

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by parents, brother; Robert Bruce Wilder and sister; Patsy Watson

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


10/22/2015

Keither Staley Dennis, 80 of Center, passed away October 22, 2015 in Baytown, Texas. He was born June 10, 1935 in Bronson, Texas to the late Dee Paul and Goldie Cook Dennis.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday, October 26, 2015 at County Line Baptist Church, Hwy 21 County Rd 3448, Geneva, Texas with Bishop Rev. Gaylon Taylor officiating and Rev. Carl Hall, eulogist. Burial will be in New Gasby Cemetery, Geneva under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Visitation will begin on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 9:00 am until 11:00am at County Line Baptist Church, Geneva.

Survivors:

Daughters:
Janet Lynn Dennis of Long Beach, California
Roshanda Shyrese Dennis Leonard of Victorville, California

Grandchildren: Alfred Dennis and Hypathia (Paige) Watts, Asia, China, Malaysia, London, Paris, Darius, & Demetrius Leonard

Sisters:
Thelma Carmichael
Velma Davis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Brothers:
Tommie Dennis (Evelyn) of Bellwood, Illinois
Willie Charles (W.C.) Dennis of Rosevine, TX

5 great-grand kids and a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

Services under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Vance Ethridge, 41, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015, in Center.

(Update) Services will be held at the Watson & Sons Chapel instead of at the cemetery due to the weather on Monday. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2015. Internment will be at North Jericho Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Ethridge was born January 24, 1974, in Center. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Parents: Sue Chisenhall and husband, Eddie

Brothers and Sisters:
Amber Chisenhall and children
Calob Chisenhall, Cole Chandler
Nicky Ethridge and family
Taylor Colton and Makayla Ethridge
Joe Chisenhall and children
Little Joe and Krissy Chisenhall
John and Crystal Chisenhall and children
Lilly and Gavin Chisenhall

Numerous aunts, uncles and friends

Grandparents:
Jake and Sally Furlow
Paul Munn

Preceded in death by
Father: Ricky Ethridge
Brother: Mickey Ethridge
Grandparents: J.T. and Nora Johnson, Margie Munn, Tennie Johnson, Lee Munn
Uncles: Ricky Johnson, Jerry Johnson

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


James H. Templin, 83, of Houston formerly of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be prior to service on Saturday beginning at 10.

He was born May 17, 1932 in Shelby County to James Hubbard Templin and Reba “Della” Templin. He served in the US Army and the US Navy.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, James and Della Templin, Wife, Annie Marie (Brennon) Templin, Son, James Hubbard Templin, III and Sister, Betty.

He is survived by:

Companion:
Alice Taylor of Houston

Children:
Eddie Gurka & wife, Melanie of Arkansas
Rebecca Butcher & husband, David of Houston
Carlene Garrick & husband, Lynn of Montgomery
Patricia Gurka

Numerous Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
John Templin & wife, Margaret of DeQuincy, LA
Dan Templin & wife, Loyce of Hallsville

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


Sally Jo Philbrick Smith, 75, of Center, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Russ Atwood and Rev. Lee Dickson officiating. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Sibley Cemetery in Florien, Louisiana.

Mrs. Smith was born July 26, 1940, in Dallas, to Charles Baxter Philbrick and Thelma Jewel Cunningham Philbrick. She graduated from Sunset high school in Dallas Texas, class of 1958. She received an undergraduate degree in education from Howard Payne University and a graduate degree in Special Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She was a homemaker, mother and teacher.

She was active in ministries to the hearing impaired early in her life, even interpreting at a Billy Graham crusade in Dallas. She was a gifted teacher of God’s word, teaching: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Backyard Bible Clubs, Student ministry, The Esther class at First Baptist Center, and several years of Lay Renewals, Prayer Life, Master Life, Joy Seekers conferences, studies by Beth Moore and Experiencing God (for which she served in the pilot program during the writing of the original workbook).

Her life’s mission was to share Jesus with others and teach them how to know God intimately. This took her on mission trips to Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Sweden, Honduras, Mexico and all over the United States. Everywhere she went became a mission field. Even while in the hospital she would tell everyone she met about the Jesus who kept her smiling through the worst of circumstances. Even in her illness she continued sharing Christ through a series of devotional books she wrote (entitled “Come Alone with Me”) recounting the activity of God in her life. In 2011 she began packing Samaritan’s Purse Christmas boxes for children in the 3rd world. She purchased the toys and goodies that would fill the boxes throughout the year, writing a personal note to each child and praying over each box. That first year she packed 20 boxes…The following year 61…then 503, 1250 and despite a late start and an early finish, she put together 630 boxes this year.

To the very end she never stopped working to build the Kingdom of God.

She is survived by
Husband of 53 years: Rev. Carl Smith of Center

Children:
Matthew Coleman Smith and wife, Brandi, of Wylie
Carla Jo Smith Denney and husband, Kurt, of Center
Jonathan Charles Smith of Atlanta, Georgia

Grandchildren:
Hannah Marie Chase
Samuel Shelton Chase
Sibley Jo Smith
Elizabeth Jewel Smith
Sydney Faith Denney
Corey Wayne Denney

Sisters:
Nancy Joy Philbrick Sague of Hawkins
Carol Lee Philbrick of Carrollton

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charles Baxter Philbrick and Thelma Jewel Cunningham Philbrick
Sister: Doris Mae Philbrick Green
Brother-in-law: Kent Sague
Maternal Grandparents: Walter Woods and Carmen Mae Cunningham Woods
Paternal Grandparents: Alfonzo Glover Philbrick and Willie Mae Baxter Philbrick
Nephew and Niece: Mark and Linda Givens

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, c/o First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935 or a charity of your choice.

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


10/21/2015

Emilye Hope Adams, 8 months old, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on October 19, 2015, in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Little Cypress Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend David Turner. A graveside service and burial will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Shelbyville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Little Cypress Baptist Church.

Born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on February 21, 2015, she was the daughter of Tyler Lawayne Adams and Jacklyn Danielle Adams. Emilye was a laid back baby who loved to play with her crackle books. She enjoyed squealing, making funny noises and faces, and playing and irritating her twin sister, Brooklyn. She was so loved by many and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her parents; her twin sister Brooklyn Faith Adams; great-grandparents, Jack and Billye Bradberry, Gene and Charlene Berry, Jesse and Loretta Simmons, and James Adams; grandparents, Billy and Reatha Bradberry, and Kim and William Adams; aunts and uncles, Jessica Bradberry and significant other Teague Kowalski, Samantha and Kyle Steptoe, and Jace Bradberry and significant other Reece Beard; cousins, Easton and Anistyn Steptoe, Ruger McMahon, and numerous other cousins, friends, and extended family.

Pallbearers will be father, Tyler Adams, and uncle, Jace Bradberry.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Cameron Potter, Caleb Helander, Teague Kowalski, and uncle, Kyle Steptoe.


Mr. Johnny Ray Cooks, 42, of Tenaha passed away Saturday night, October 17, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Services will be held 11am Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Wake to be held 6-8pm Friday night, October 23, 2015 at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center Tx. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center with Apostle William Nash officiating.

Johnny Ray Cooks is survived by:
Mother: Lola Mae Cooks of Tenaha

Fiance: Sylvia Hodge of Gary

Daughters:
Jericka L. Moore of Tenaha
JoRhonda Cooks of Tenaha
Jasmine Cooks of Center

Sons:
Malik Cooks of Houston
John Cooks III of Gary
Joseph Cooks of Gary
Joshua Cooks of Gary

Sister: Ishamick Roland of Tenaha

3 Grandchildren


10/19/2015

Mildred I. Williamson, 87, of Baytown passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Houston. She was born September 29, 1928 in Timpson to her late parents, Albert Porter Nelson and Lovie Crump Nelson. She was a 1947 graduate of Timpson High School.

Mrs. Williamson, better known to her loved ones as Nanny, had lived in Baytown for the last 61 years, was a member of Second Baptist Church and the Lake BMPW and was a retired Head Teller from Citizens bank with nearly 40 years of service. She enjoyed following the Houston Astros, yardwork, stained glass and reading. She was devoted to her family, acting as a short order cook, baker, nurse, cheerleader and friend to her children and many grandchildren. She loved each child and grandchild for exactly who they were and for that she was loved deeply in return. Her loss will be felt by many in many different ways but she will be remembered in every bite of chocolate sheet cake, every birthday song sung, and every pot of homemade chicken and dumplins'.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Harold Lynn Williamson. Survivors include children, Tommy Williamson and wife Linda, and Terry Williamson and wife Naomi all of Houston, Patti Carhart of Shoreacres, Donald Motley and wife Becky of Trinity, and Paula Widner and husband Michael of Cove; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2015 at Navarre Funeral Home. Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Stafford officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

To view her online obituary, or post a tribute to her family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281) 422-8111.


Sidney Galbreath, 76 of Timpson, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 in Garrison, Texas.

He was born December 16, 1938 in Timpson, Texas to A.D. Galbreath and Lavennia (Ramsey) Galbreath.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Survivors:

Sister, Betty Jo Parker of Nacogdoches, Texas

Nieces:
Mae Dean Hahn and husband Marvin of Temple,Texas
Betty Ann Taylor of Nacogdoches, TX
Donna Hicks & husband Tim of Dallas, TX
Dee Ann Locke & husband Ron of Stafford, TX

Nephew, Max Churchman & wife Havikia of Stafford, TX

Special Cousins:
Linda Askins of Timpson, TX
Tammy Marlowe of Timpson, TX
Cathy Windham of Timpson, TX
Gerald Stanley Stamps of Timpson, TX

Aunts:
Avis Stamps of Garrison, TX
Margie Childs & husband Terrell of Garrison, TX
Alma Bridwell of Nacogdoches, TX

Numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins

Preceded in death by parents, wife; Patricia Galbreath, sister; Cynthia Churchman.

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


Inez Neilson Davis, 89, of Center, Texas passed away on October 17, 2015 in Carthage, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm with Reverend Karen Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center, Texas. Visitation will be on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home from 5-7 pm.

Inez was born in McKinney, Texas to the late H.H. Neilson, Sr. and Mavet Thomas Neilson on February 20, 1926. She graduated from McKinney High School in 1943 and from Southern Methodist University in 1946 with degrees in Spanish and Psychology. She was also an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Inez put her servant’s heart into practice from a very young age, and she would continue to use her God-given gifts and time to the benefit of others her entire life. She used her love of singing and dancing to help plan events and dances for returning soldiers through the U.S.O. in McKinnney following World War II.

It was a blind date, arranged by her SMU roommate, which introduced Inez to her own soldier, W.I. Davis, Jr. She and W.I. were engaged to be married in 1946, with their wedding the following year on April 5 in McKinney, Texas. Upon marriage, the couple moved to Center, Texas to start their life together, putting down roots that would spread all across East Texas.

Throughout her life, Inez lent her support to the First United Methodist Church of Center. There, she used her musical talents as a member and director of the Center First United Methodist Church Choir. She recognized the importance of practicing a strong faith, becoming an active member of the United Methodist Women. Along with Doris Parker and other members, she initiated a local nursing home ministry that continues to this day, hosting monthly birthday celebrations for the residents.

Inez and W.I. knew the value of a Christian household, and wanted to help provide an opportunity for the same Christian home environment to Texas orphans and foster children as they gave their own family. Together, Inez and W.I. supported the Methodist Children’s Home, regularly participating in Wrangler meetings for the Boys’ Ranch.

To say that Inez enjoyed fellowship with her family and community would be an understatement. She had an indescribable way of making everyone she met feel comfortable, welcomed, loved, and like an immediate addition to her family. She exuded grace, selflessness, hospitality, and impeccable southern charm to all she met. Inez possessed incredible wisdom, which she earned through an earnest and disciplined study of God’s word. Instead of using wise words, more often than not she led by example. She showed her faith through her actions, her warm smile that extended through her clear blue eyes, and her unwavering presence at all of her church ministries. The love that the Lord poured out on her she gave unselfishly to each person she encountered.

Inez shared her musical talents with the Center Music Study Club, and was a life member of the National Federation of Music Study Clubs. Inez enjoyed regularly attending state and national music club conventions. She was a charter member of the Eta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Center.

Mindful of the family legacy passed on to her, Inez joined the Nacogdoches chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She went on to leave her legacy to younger generations who look up to her, family and community alike.

Inez learned early on one of life’s most important lessons. Her life was not without illness, sorrow, or challenges, but when these trials came she did not hesitate to trust in God’s strong foundation. She continued to get up, get dressed, sing God’s praises, and greet everyone with her warm, gracious smile; a smile from the heart, and from her solid faith in God that is forever imprinted in all of our hearts.

Inez is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Neilson and Diana Ashby Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Davis Griffin and Guy Griffin; grandson, Patrick Griffin and wife, Kasey; granddaughter, Kelly Griffin Wahl and husband, Wesley; grandchildren, Shannon Grammer and Larry Shoults; great-grandsons, Justin and Jason Bobbitt, numerous other relatives, and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.I. Davis, Jr. and brother, Horace Neilson, Jr.

A heartfelt thanks to Marie Small, LaKendra Barnes, the caregivers of Always There Home Care, and Marion Place for their loving care of our mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 5010, Waco, Texas 76708 or First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.


Mary Laverne Foster, 88, of Hallsville, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Hallsville. She was born in Timpson, Texas on October 28, 1926 the daughter of Bluch and Ophelia Hayes. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Mary was raised in Timpson and graduated from Timpson High School in 1944. After graduation she moved to Houston and married Herschel Foster in 1958. Mary was full of energy as she was always going and doing something. Some of her time was spent doing the things she loved: reading, gardening, painting and traveling. She was always to go to person when you needed to know something. She knew a little about a lot of things. When her grandchildren and then great grandchildren came along, they were the apples of her eye. She sure did know how to spoil them.

She is survived by her daughter: Sharron Haden and her husband J.B. of Hallsville; sister: Sherel Oleta Skinner of Houston; grandchildren: Paul Chipman and Carmen Johnson; great grandchildren: Angel Flanagan, Ariel Chipman, Chelsea Haden, Alyssa Chipman, Blake Haden, and Cale Chipman; and by two great-great grandchildren: Ellayna Haden and Sadie Kay Stone. Mary is also survived by a host of other extended family and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Bluch and Ophelia Hayes, her husband Herschel Foster, daughter: Susan Oleta Foster, brother: Charles Hayes and by two great grandchildren: Chris Chipman, Jr. and Riley Hopkins.

To sign an online register or to leave a message of comfort for the family please visit www.taylorfh.net


10/16/2015

Robert Hilton Adams, Sr beloved father, brother and uncle passed away peacefully Sunday, October 11, 2015. He was 73.

He was born on December 4, 1941 to the parents of Robert Carroll Adams and Pearl Hughes Adams in Center, Texas. As the youngest child of four Robert was given the nickname "Baby Joe" which stuck with him throughout his life.

Robert "Baby Joe" was a member of the International Long Shoremans Association for over 30 years and was employed by Ceres Gulf prior to his retirement.

Robert "Baby Joe" was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Carroll Adams and Pearl Hughes Adams and two brothers, Franklin Carroll Adams and Walter Harold Adams.

Robert "Baby Joe" is survived by his two sons Robert Hilton Adams Jr and Tim Adams Riddell (Diana), two grandchildren; Granddaughter Peightyn Brenley Adams and Grandson Tim Riddell Jr., his brother and sister-in-law Jack and Mary Ann Adams, sister-in-law Shelby Adams (Franklin's widow) and a host of nieces and nephews who will forever cherish the memory of "Baby Joe."

No services are planned, a private memorial service will be held by his family at a later date.


Claire Brothers and Hicks Mortuary are announcing funeral services for Mrs. Alice Gardner, Lewis (59) of Houston, Texas. Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis will be Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Heart of Faith Ministries, 12275 Homestead Rd, Houston, Texas 77050. Mrs. Lewis died Saturday, October 10, 2015. Mrs. Lewis’ viewing starts at 9:00AM and services began 10:00AM. Bishop John and Lady Helen Baines will be officiating.

Mrs. Lewis’ local survivors are:

(2) Uncles:
Tom (Katy) Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas
Lucky (Wilda) Gardner of Center, Texas

(2) Aunts:
Betty (John) Sanders of Center, Texas
Mary Ella Gardner of Center, Texas

Graveside services will follow at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas immediately following the arrival from Houston, Texas.


10/10/2015

Carol Ann Seley Shofner, a much loved community member, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on September 29, 2015. She was seventy-eight.

Born on August 31, 1937 in Los Angeles, Carol was the firstborn child of James Harold Seley and Alice Colwell Seley. The family moved to San Marino when she was three and Carol was a San Marino resident for the rest of her life. She attended Valentine Elementary and Huntington Middle School before enrolling in Westridge School in the 9th grade.

Following her Westridge graduation in 1955, Carol attended USC where she became a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She graduated in 1959 having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

While Carol enjoyed the beach, reading, music, theater and sports, her greatest joy came from her loving relationships with her family and friends. One of her earliest passions was thoroughbred racing and she raised and raced horses for most of her life. Her parents co-owned the Los Angeles Rams for more than a decade following the team’s move to LA from Cleveland and Carol was a devoted football fan. Though he played for the Rams from 1957 through 1960, she did not begin dating her future husband, NFL wide receiver Del Shofner, until he was traded to the New York Giants. They met again when a mutual friend asked Del to tour Carol and a close friend around New York City. The couple was married in 1963 and maintained homes on both coasts until Del retired from football at the end of the 1967 season. Carol was active in many local charities including the Bishop Gooden Home, National Charity League San Marino Area Chapter, the San Marino PTA and the Trojan League.

Carol is survived by her husband Del, her daughters Laurie Corwin and Stacey Gates (Andrew), her son David, five grandchildren – Madison, Alex and Shea Corwin, Emily and Jacob Gates, her brother Jim Seley, and a large extended family.

A memorial service for Carol was held Friday, October 9 at 1:30 pm at The Wee Kirk o’ the Heather at Forest Lawn in Glendale.

Memorial donations may be made to The USC Roski School of Art and Design in Memory of Carol Ann Seley Shofner ’59 and mailed to USC, Watt Hall 104, LA, CA 90089 Attn: Lynn Miles.


Ricky C. Davis, age 50, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Davis passed away Monday, October 5, 2015 at his residence in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 1pm at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at St. Luke Cemetery with Rev. S. J. Clark, officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, October 12, 2015 at 12:30pm until 6:30pm at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors:

Son, Yvenske’ Rushing of San Augustine, Texas

Mother, Mattie Ruth Davis of San Augustine, Texas

Brothers:
Ronald Davis (Patricia) of San Augustine, Texas
Kennith Davis (Gaylon) of Dallas, Texas

Sisters:
Jessica Roberts of San Augustine, Texas
Stephenie Green of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


10/09/2015

Joyce E. Snelson was born in Monticello, Arkansas January 1, 1931 to Howard and Thelma Reynolds. She died October 9, 2015 in Shreveport, LA having reached the age of 84.

Services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home Chapel, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at Old Shady Grove Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Visitations will be Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Garrison Funeral Home.

Surviving Family:

Daughter: Kay Jackson and husband David of Shreveport

Grandsons: Dave Jackson and wife Linda of Virginia
Greg Jackson and wife Christy of Alabama

4 Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by husband: J.D. Snelson, parents, 2 brothers 1 sister


10/08/2015

Allen Brown, Jr., age 64 of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday morning, October 6, 2015 at his home in Nacogdoches.

Services will be held Saturday, October 10th at 11am at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Wake will be Friday, October from 6pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas with Pastor A.L. Shaw officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Pamela Brown of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Jennifer Brown of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Shornette Suell of Nacogdoches
Calythia Woods of Nacogdoches

Sons:
Allen Brown III of Collins, Mississippi
Clifton Brown of Columbus, Mississippi
Charles Brown of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Gary Suell, Jr. of Nacogdoches
Jerrard Suell of Nacogdoches

Sister, Henerrta Arrington of Collins, Mississippi

Brother, Willie Brown of Megee, Mississippi

A special brother-in-law, Sid Arrington of Collins, Mississippi

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


Earline Patterson Crawford, 99, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Powdrill Cemetery with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.

Ms. Crawford was born September 12, 1916, in Shelby County, to Floyd Patterson and Veni Haliburton Patterson. She loved to cook and spend time with her family.

She is survived by
Sons:
Don Crawford of Center
Gary “Possum” Crawford of Center

Grandchildren:
Steve Crawford and wife, Lori
Jeff Crawford

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Great Grandchildren:
Brandi Brown and husband, Chad
Lisa Eddins and husband, Daniel
Joel Crawford
Cody Crawford

Great Great Grandchildren:
Logan Brown
Cayman Brown

Preceded in death by
Husband: Earnest Henry Crawford
Infant Son
Son: Earl Crawford
Grandson: Dax Crawford
Parents: Floyd Patterson and Veni Haliburton Patterson
Brother: Hoyt Patterson
Sisters: Eleanor Rogers, Lavern Franks

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


John Wayne Armstreet, 56, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015, in Houston.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Mr. Armstreet was born August 18, 1959, in Houston, to Waymon E. Armstreet and Margret Gordon Armstreet. He was a member of Melrose Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Mother: Margret June Gordon Armstreet of Houston

Father: Waymon Armstreet of Houston

Aunt: Vivian Raymond of Shelbyville

Numerous cousins

Special friends:
Jackie Huery
Patsy Lowe
Lynn and Christine Raymond

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: John E. Gordon and Gladys Lurlene Swan Gordon; Wayne and Exa Armstreet

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


Eldon David Thorndyke, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015, in Center.

Mr. Thorndyke’s wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Thorndyke was born December 12, 1943, in Saybrook, Illinois, to Ralph V. Thorndyke and Ethel Wright Thorndyke.

He is survived by
Children:
Alana Bundrant and husband, William, of Nacogdoches
Sarah Thorndyke of Gibson City, Illinois
Misty Galyon of Iowa
Tracie Thorndyke of Joaquin

Granddaughters:
Laura Casey and husband, Jammie, of Patroon
Amanda Akridge and husband, J.C., of Center
Rachel Andrews of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Merlin Thorndyke
Lloyd Thorndyke and wife, Minnie
Butch Thorndyke and wife, Minnie

Sister: Darlene Maxwell

Great Grandchildren:
Katie Casey
Hunter Casey
Lauren Akridge
Wyatt Akridge
Jaidyn Akridge
Raylee Akridge

Honorable Son: Russell Andrews

Special thanks to Jackie Fountain and also to the staff of Holiday Nursing Home and Heart to Heart Hospice.

Preceded in death by
Mother: Ethel Wright Koerner
Father: Ralph Thorndyke
Brother: Norman Thorndyke

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


Very early in the morning of October 8, 2015, Malcolm Weaver passed away peacefully of natural causes. He was 97 years old. He was being visited and cared for by his daughter, Mary Crain, and son, Mark Weaver.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Center, Texas. A Military Honors graveside service will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

Malcolm was born on June 5, 1918 in Center, Texas as the eldest son of Marion and Stella Weaver. Center was his beloved hometown and lifelong residence.

Malcolm was considered a pillar of the community as a local businessman and entrepreneur at Weaver Brothers Lumber Company and Town & Country Real Estate. Known to many as a wise counselor and advisor, he regularly helped many people with ideas, problems and life issues. Many a time, people would just come by his office at Town & Country, ask if they could just bend his ear for a few minutes or have a cup of coffee. He was a man full of sagely wisdom.

He served with distinction as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army in World War II and was involved in the European Theatre of Conflict. He was in the Sigma Chi Fraternity at the University of Texas before volunteering to serve in the war effort.

He met his beloved wife Connie during WWII in 1945 and a year later they married in 1946. They were happily married for 60 years until her death in 2006.

He lived on the land and house that he and Connie acquired and built in 1956 and he enjoyed raising cattle and riding horseback.

An amateur historian, Malcolm enjoyed learning and gaining understanding of the history of Center, Shelby County, Texas and our great nation. You can see even today at his offices at Town & Country his appreciation of history and its influence on how we live and work today.

Malcolm was President of Center Rotary Club from 1953 until 1954, he was President of Center Chamber of Commerce from 1957 until 1958, President of Shelby County Historical Society from 1962 until 1965, and President of Piney Woods Board of Realtors in 1970. He also served as 1st President of Gateway to Texas Charter, Sons of The Republic of Texas from 1995 until 1996.

Another of Malcolm’s loves was his involvement at Center Christian Church. He was an active participant there, serving as an Elder and on the Board of Directors.

He was on the Farmers State Bank Board of Directors for over 50 years, helping that financial institution grow and excel to become one of the premier banks in East Texas. He also served as the Director of the Texas Chapter of Realtors Land Institute.

He was a masterful storyteller often regaling all of us with a true story told with his trademark sense of humor and twinkle in his eye. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.

Malcolm was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Weaver; brother, Martin Weaver and sister-in-law, Joy Weaver. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Crain and husband Tom Crain, of Corpus Christi, and a son, Mark Weaver and wife Mary Jean Weaver, of Woodland Park, Colorado. He has 6 grandchildren: Allison Brickley and husband Brandon, Shannon Crain, Trey Crain, Travis Weaver, Meagan Weaver and John Mark Weaver. He has a great granddaughter, Joy Brickley.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff and employees of Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center, Texas along with our loving caregivers Sheila Polly and Shelena Bluford who assisted in the care of Malcolm for over 7 years. Special thanks also to Jodi Fountain, Office Manager at Town & Country Real Estate, along with all the Realtors and staff who hold a special place in all our hearts as they loved Malcolm so well.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation or contribution to the First Christian Church of Center, Texas or the Shelby County Historical Society in Center, Texas.

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


Wanda Forbis, 86, of Lufkin, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at her residence.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2015, at Short Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Ms. Forbis was born April 7, 1929, in Shelby County, to Harvey Hughes and Willie Mae Collins Hughes. She was a fabulous seamstress, able to sew just about anything. Ms. Forbis was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sharron Parrozzo of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Nova S. Casterlin and husband, James, of Minnesota
Dan and David Parrozzo of Tyler

Special Cousin: Wynnell Lawson of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Special Friends:
Larry Townsend of Huntington
Michael Williams of Lufkin

Preceded in death by
Husband: Raymond Maurice Forbis
Parents: Harvey Hughes and Willie Mae Collins Hughes

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


Bro. Calvin Permenter passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant. Born in 1940 to Eldredge & Mildred Permenter and raised in Shelby County, Texas.

Calvin surrendered to the ministry at the age of 16 and attended Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary, earning his Master of Divinity degree. After fifty years of faithful service in the ministry, Bro. Permenter was awarded an honorary doctorate from TBI.

In 1961, Calvin married Vivian Gordon and they raised three daughters. In 1996, Calvin married Myra Jean, thereby adding two sons and two daughters to the family.

After retiring from the ministry, Bro. Calvin enjoyed gardening, shelling peas and spending time with family.

He is survived by:

Wife, Myra Permenter

Children:
Paula and Billy Duggan
Angie and Mike Edwards
Debbie and Larry Johns
Donald and Freda Jean
Dana Jean
Dale Jean
Darla and Ryan Brunson

Grandchildren: Kendall  and Sarah Edwards, Kaitlin and Will Palmer, Kayla Edwards, Kassi Edwards, Aaron Johns, Daniel Johns, Mitchell and Brandi Jean, Sarah Jean, Holly Jean, Allix and Trevor Ruby, Tyler Jean & Kelsey Jean.

Bro Permenter was especially proud of his 5 great-grandchildren, Ramzee and McCoy Edwards and Maggie, Anna and Sawyer Jean.

Sisters:
Barbara Lout
Peggy Parker

Preceded in death by parents and infant sister, Jimmie Lucille Permenter.

Funeral services will be held at Bogota Missionary Baptist Church, Saturday October 10, 2015at 2:00 PM. Visitation is Friday October 9, 2015 from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home.

An online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneral home.com


10/06/2015

Mary Edith Foster, 78, of Van, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015, in Tyler.

Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2015, at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County, with Bro. Jim Pickens officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Ms. Foster was born December 13, 1936, in Center, to Babe Harris and Paula Satterwhite Harris. She loved gardening, cooking and horseracing. Ms. Foster was proud to say that she was an Apache Belle at Tyler Junior College. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

She is survived by:

Son: Davis Foster and wife, Debbie, of Van

Daughter: Catherine Hitt and husband, Dwayne, of Fort Worth

Grandsons:
Trey Foster
Cory Foster
Bryan Foster

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Caren Foster Butler
Parents: Babe Harris and Paula Satterwhite Harris
Brothers: Jimmy Harris, George Harris

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 211 North Porter, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Laura (Nell) Phillips was born October 20, 1937 in Garrison, Texas to Hollis Jopling and Mary (McFadden) Jopling, she passed away October 6, 2015 in Garrison, Texas having reach the age of 77 years.

Service will be 2:00 o’clock, Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be before service time 12:00 pm-2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church. There will be a private burial following the service.

Survivors are:

Son: Danny Phillips and wife Belinda of Garrison, Texas

Daughter: Debbie Mosher and husband Roger of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Grandchildren:
Carla Moreax
Jason Stewart and wife Jaclyn
Blake Phillips and wife Kasey
Danielle Phillips

7 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by husband: Jerry Phillips
Parents: Hollis and Mary (McFadden) Jopling

The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice nurse, Dayla Simms, Hospice Aid, Daisy and Johnnie Jopling, Kelly Graves, Barbara McDonald and Ruby Colle.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society


10/03/2015

Roxy L. Anderson, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, October 2, 2015, in Center.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on October 27, 2015 at Strong Cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson was born August 2, 1933, in Jasper County, Illinois, to Herman Forthman and Roxy Clagg Forthoman. During her life she worked as a waitress and housewife.

He is survived by
Husband:
Allen Anderson of Shelbyville, Texas

Daughter:
Virginia Anderson of Effingham, Illinois

Son:
Wesley Anderson of Naperville, Illinois

Grandchildren:
Ashley Ford
Cory Anderson
Ryan Anderson
Nick Anderson
Jackie Anderson

4 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by her Parents

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


10/02/2015

Jerry Donald Hammers, 66, of Timpson, Texas passed away on Friday October 2, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on April 7, 1949, in Center, Texas, the son of the late Emrie Hammers and Sylvia Malke. Visitation will be Sunday October 4, 2015, 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. Services will be held on October 5, 2015 at 10AM at Taylor Funeral Home, with Bro. Larry Stegall officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Born and raised in Shelby County, Jerry graduated Timpson High School Class of 1967. He then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After serving his military time Jerry went to work for Union Pacific Railroad and worked for over 40 years before retiring. Jerry was a very social person; he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially if his children or grandchildren were involved. He loved living on the lake, growing flowers, and gardening. Spending time outdoors was a favorite for Jerry.

Jerry was a member of the American Legion Post #90 in Timpson, Texas. He was a Master Mason Timpson Lodge #437.

Jerry is survived by:
Son: Jeremy Hammers, of Timpson, Texas

Daughters:
Jena Westmoreland and husband, John, of Nacogdoches, Texas
Chelsea Cooper and husband, Josh, of Timpson, Texas

Brother: Gary Sterling of Jasper, Texas

Sisters:
Shirley Guidry, of Plano, Texas
Darlyn Friskel and husband John, of St. Louis, MO
Elaine Barnes of Plano, Texas

7 grandchildren:
Jaxon Westmoreland
Jasper Westmoreland
Jolie Westmoreland
Kayden Cooper
Avery Hammers
Hailey Hammers

and a host of friends and family that will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emrie Hammers and Sylvia Malke.

Pallbearers for Jerry will be Gary Duckworth, Jim Powers, Leland Moore, Robert Bell, Henry Spies, Randy Graves, Mike Bradshaw, and Gerald Mackey.

Honorary pallbearer is John Amos.

Family would like to thank Leah Brasher, RN, with Hospice of East Texas and the entire 2nd Floor staff at Nacogdoches Medical Center for the love, care, and support given during our time of need.

The family of Jerry Donald Hammers is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net


10/01/2015

Edsel Lee Warr, 80, of Center, passed away October 1, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with military honors given Fort Hood Honor Guards. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 10, 1935 in Shelby County to Von and Mecie (Lucas) Warr. He retired from Tyson Foods after 40 years of service. He served in the US Army. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Von and Mecie Warr, Brothers, Zelmo, Elroy & James Warr and Sister, Mae.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Jo Warr of Center

Daughter:
Janette Malecha & Todd of Gary

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Julie & Chuck Greear of Tenaha

Step Daughter:
Dawn & David Pickerel of Keithville, LA
Debbie Bishop of Tenaha

Step Son:
Mike & D.D. DuBose of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Hayden Greear & wife, Stacie of Joaquin
Haley Greear of Tenaha
Marisa, Alyssa & Jazz Malecha of Gary
Melissa McLeod & husband, Jonathan of Shreveport, LA
Michaela Pickerel of Keithville, LA
David DuBose of Shreveport, LA
Zakkery DuBose & wife, Jennie of Dallas
Shane Shriver & wife, Heather of Center
Macy Fitzgerald of Tenaha

Great-Grandchildren:
Gunner, Layne, A.J., Chase, Saraya, Logan & Kutter

Brothers:
Harold Warr & wife, Maudia of Center
Loyd Warr & wife, Diane of Wichita Falls

Sister:
Wynell Brown of Lufkin

Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law:
Peggy Maxey of Zwolle, LA
Winnie Preston & husband, John of Center
Trudie Willis & husband, Thomas of Diana
Roseann Rideout & husband, David of Nacogdoches
Nora Lou Robinson & husband, Wade of Joaquin
Ruby Everitt of Center

Pallbearers:
Johnny Roy Mosby, Kevin Jones, Marlin Jones,
Ronny Perry, Tommy Lowery & Greg Hubbard
Honorary Pallbearers:
Rogers Yarborough & Ray Jones


Howard Glenn Wagstaff, 73, passed away Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, at the Overton Brooks VA Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Visitation will be Friday, October 2, 2015 at Boone Funeral Home on Meriwether Rd in Shreveport, LA from 5-7 pm. A military honors graveside service will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, TX at 11 am with Pastor Chris Willcutt of Grawood Baptist Church officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Phyllis Fittz Wagstaff of Keithville, LA

Son, Chad Wagstaff & wife Tonya of Shreveport, LA

Daughter, Shelley LaRoe & husband Brandon of Haughton, LA

Sister, Sandra McDonald & husband Doug of Tenaha, TX

Grandchildren: Aaron Wyatt, Emily Perkins, Noah Wagstaff, Hannah Wagstaff, Hunter LaRoe, and Avery LaRoe

Numerous nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lacy & Frances Wagstaff and brother, Jimmy Wagstaff.

Donations may be made to Grawood Baptist Church 5841 Colquitt Rd, Keithville, LA or Gideon’s International.

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09/30/2015

Samuel Leroy Hickman, 70 of Joaquin, passed away Friday evening, September 25, 2015 at Pine Grove Nursing Center.

Services will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 165 East Saddle Street, Joaquin, Texas. Wake Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6pm-8pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Haslem Cemetery in Joaquin with Pastor Sherman Graham officiating.

He is survived by:

Uncle, Lonnie McDaniels of Joaquin

Nieces:
Teresa Salone of Joaquin
Debra Jordan of Center
Jeanette White of Joaquin

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


Bob Dean, 80, of Mont Belvieu, formerly of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Dean was born October 3, 1934, in Shelby County, to S.L. Dean and Essie May Tindol Dean. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed gardening. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Barbara Eppes Dean of Mont Belvieu

Children:
Bobby Hugh Dean Jr. and wife, Brenda, of Center
Tommy Dean and wife, Zettie, of Center
Vickie Smith and husband, Sammy, of Hardin

Sister-in-law: Laretta Dean of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Mary Jo Phillips of Huxley
Barbara Jean Ross of Center

Grandchildren:
Bobby Hunter Dean
Brandy Dean
Dr. Carmon Roberts and husband, Darren
Jeff Smith and wife, Ashley
Kristi Mullins and husband, Jake

Great Grandchildren:
Case Ryan Roberts
David Warthen
Landon Smith
Justin Smith
Cheyenne Mullins
Baby Mullins on the way

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: S.L. Dean and Essie Mae Tindol Dean
Brother: Bib Dean
Brothers-in-law:
Dan Phillips
Billy Don Ross

Pallbearers will be Sammy Furlow, Keith Devers, Randy Joe Dean, Bobby Hunter Dean, Jeff Smith, Jake Mullins, Sammy Smith, Eric Lane and Mike Bylie.

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


09/29/2015

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Mae Cartwright (56), of Center, Texas will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00am at the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 MLK Drive, Center, Texas). Rev. Charlvin Doty of the Kingdom Christ in Center of Jacksonville, Texas will be officiating.

Mrs. Cartwright’s survivors are:
Sons:
Jasper Pettigrew of Center, Texas
Ala Cartwright of Center, Texas
James Cartwright of Nacogdoches, Texas
Willie Earl (Nenita) Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas

Daughters:
Pam Pettigrew of Center, Texas,
Alice Cartwright, Henderson of Jacksonville, Texas
Peggie Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas
Linda K. Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas
Loretta (Charlvin) Doty of Pflugerville, Texas

A Very Special Grandson: DeShon Pettigrew

Mother: Gloria Pettigrew of Center, Texas

Brother: Johnny Pettigrew of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Ernestine Pettigrew of Houston, Texas
Ann Marie Pettigrew

Aunts:
Margie Bennett
Mozelle Smith

Visitation on October 2, 2015 at Hicks Chapel from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Final Placement Britton Creek Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas (East Hamilton Community). Repass Bright Morning Star Baptist Church. Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary in Center, Texas.


Mr. Poston Smith, age 79, of Houston, Texas passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was a native of San Augustine, Texas

Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 12-noon at True Vine Baptist Church with interment to follow at Bluford Town Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating Minister.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 2, 2015 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

Survivors:
Brother: Ernest R. Smith of Barstow, California

Sister-in-law: Ruby L. Smith of Texarkana, Texas

Nieces:
Jacqueline D. Smith
De’Chandra Mysheia Harris

Nephews:
Lawrence Jones III
Bonnie J. White
Wallace D. Smith
Carlos E. Smith
Allen L. Smith
Obie L. Smith
Jeffery S. Smith
Frank W. Smith-Garner

As well as host of Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews, other relatives and friends.


Glenn E. Prince, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, in Nacogdoches, on the night of lunar trifecta – lunar eclipse, super moon and blood moon.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. George Laboyteaux and Rev. Hiram Melton officiating. Military honors graveside service will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of VFW Post 8904. A reception will be held at the VFW Hall on Highway 96 North, in Center, for family and friends, following the graveside service.

Mr. Prince was born November 26, 1921, in Timpson, to Joel Prince and April Ellen Ellis Prince. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Prince loved gardening and had numerous fruit trees. He played with many bands in the ‘40’s and continued his love for music all of his life. He taught his sons how to play the guitar and other instruments. Mr. Prince also enjoyed reading and teaching the Bible. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Shelby County. Mr. Prince loved Shelby County, where he enjoyed spending the latter part of his life. He was a very kind and patient person.

He is survived by
Wife: Maurine Prince of Joaquin

Children:
Shirley Y. Prince of Conroe
Helen G. King and husband, C.W., of Conroe
Jimmy G. Prince of New Caney
Roger D. Prince of Conroe

Stepson: James Wayne Barton of Joaquin

Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren

Special Caregivers:
Vonda
April
Joyce
Rhonda

Preceded in death by
Wife: Cordelia Adell Williford Prince
Sister: Jane Vanoy
Brother: Littleton Prince
Stepdaughter: Shirley Ann Husband

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


Spencer Parker, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Lamar Denby Jr. officiating. Graveside service will be held at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Parker was born August 2, 1940, in Center, to O.L. Parker Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker. He loved to hunt and fish. Mr. Parker was a fishing guide on Toledo Bend for many years. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full-Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by
Sister: Wanda Reynolds of Buna

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son:
Spencer Shane Parker

Daughters:
Ceresa Jo Parker
Sherrie Lynn Parker

Parents:
O.L. Parker Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker

Sisters:
Virginia McDonald
Marceline Green
Bernadine Creech
Pallbearers will be Grant McDonald, Jason McDonald, Nathan Lynch, Tommy Hailey, Ricky Hailey and Kyle Steptoe. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Lynch, Merlin McDonald, Brad Bass, Chad Bass, Gary McDonald, Larry McDonald, Greg McDonald, Troy Risinger, William “Cotton” Wilburn and Brodie Steptoe.

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


Graveside service for Mr. David Michael Francis, 37, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. Francis was born September 14, 1978, in Longview, TX, to David Anthony Francis and Nancy Murray Francis. He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball. David was an avid baseball fan. He loved the outdoors, spending time shopping, and found joy taking care of animals.

He is survived by:
Father: David Anthony Francis, and wife, Beverly of Garrison, Texas

Mother: Nancy Murray Francis of Tyler, Texas

Brother: Garret Francis of Austin, Texas

Sister, Jessica Lauren Rakestraw of Tyler, Texas.

David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Horace and Johnnie Francis; and uncle, Horace “Scooter” Francis Jr.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


09/28/2015

Glenn Edward Prince, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Sunday Beard, 71, of Houston, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, September 28, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Jeff Phillips and Smokey Beard officiating. Interment to follow in the Cold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Garrison, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mrs. Beard was born October 7, 1943, in Houston, TX. Jean was the daughter of Pauline Nichols Sunday and the late Leonard Ted Sunday. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Jean enjoyed spending time with the ones she loved dearly, working crossword puzzles and reading in her leisure time.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Carl; son, Darren Palmer and wife Sandra of Carlisle, TX; mother, Pauline Sunday; grandchildren, Chirstopher Hollnagel, Kelly Frazier, Kelsey Frazier, and Thomas Frazier; great grandchildren, Ricky Carroll, Noah Hollnagel, Hannah Hollnagel, Chrissy Hollnagel, CJ Hollnagel, Xander Hollnagel, Guy Frazier, Keith Frazier, Collan Frazier, Colton Frazier, BryLee Ard, BreeAnna Ard, and Kayden Hassley; brother, Henry Sunday; several nephews and a host of family and friends who will miss her greatly.

Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Ted Sunday; son, Douglas Beard; daughter, Tammy Beard Frazier; grandson, Dustin Hollnagel; granddaughter, Samantha Frazier.

Pallbearers are Christopher Hollnagel, Thomas Frazier, Ricky Carroll, Noah Hollnagel, Bo Jack Milford and Sandy Beard.

Honorary pallbears are Smokey Beard, Michael Beard, and Ben Frazier.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


09/25/2015

David Jansen, 64, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, September 26, 2015 starting 11 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 12, 1950 in Shelby County to Clyde and Cloteal (Elshire) Jansen. He was a truck driver for many years. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clyde & Cloteal Jansen, Sister, Marie Ward, Brothers, Billy Clyde Jansen, John Thomas Jansen and Bobby Frank Jansen, Infant Brother, Vernon Glen Jansen, Father-in-law, Esco Rhame and Mother-in-law & husband, Bobbie & Buddy Brittain.

He is survived by:

Wife of almost 47 years, Sue (Rhame) Jansen of Center

Son & Daughter-in-law, Bryan & Angie Jansen of Tenaha

Grandson, Drake Jansen of Huxley

Daughter-in-law, Linda Jansen of Huxley

Great-Grandchildren: Lilly, Caidi & Aiden

Sister, Helen Holloway of Broadus

Sister-in-law, Lula Belle Danley of Joaquin

Brother-in-law, Jimmy Rhame & wife, Betty Mae of Center

Sister-in-law, Tammy Lewis & husband, Wayne of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Wesley Rhame, Evan Lutz, Ricky Ward, Larry Frank Jansen, Vance Holloway & Kris Rhame

Honorary Pallbearer: Jimmy Rhame

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


09/23/2015

Lurline Hancock Weatherly, age 86 years, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on September 19, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2015, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Preston Weatherly officiating, assisted by Jerry Weatherly. Graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery on I-45 in Houston with Rev. Bill Bridges officiating.

Ms. Weatherly was born in Garrison, Texas, on September 17, 1929, to Herman Hancock and Lilly Bell Rector Hancock. Her mother went to be with the Lord when she was four years old. Her father married her step-mother, Bernice Kruse Hancock, who raised her until she married at the age of 15 years, to her husband, Jack Weatherly. They married after World War II and their marriage lasted 68 years.

They eventually moved to Houston, Texas, where they spent the early part of their lives raising their son, Jack, Ray, Jr., and daughter, Mary. While living in Houston, Lurline’s life was filled with family, service to the Lord, her church and helping anyone that she could. There were many times that family and friends would stay with them while they got an education, looked for work or whatever the case may have been. She never passed up an opportunity to tell family and friends about God and His love for them.

Lurline and Jack moved back to Garrison, in 1971 and Jack opened his own welding business. She was still involved in the church and became known as Miss WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union) in Shelby-Doches Association, where she served many years. Mission work was a deep part of her life. She was part of a mission trip to Brazil and also in helping start two new churches, one in Houston and one in Nacogdoches.

Lurline Weatherly is survived by
Daughter: Mary Weatherly Bridges and husband, Rev. Bill J. Bridges

Grandchildren:
Kris Bridges and wife, Grace
Brandie Carter and husband, Gary
Kristi Walker and husband, Billy-Bob

7 Great-Grandchildren

Foster-daughter: Marcell Moore

Half Sister: Helen Hammer

Half Brothers:
Herbert Hancock
Hubert Hancock
Huey Hancock

Preceded in death by
Husband: Jack Ray Weatherly, Sr.
Son: Jack Ray Weatherly, Jr.
Brother: Gene Hancock
Half Sister: Lois Hancock Arron

Pallbearers will be Stephen Hancock, Michael Hammer, Kade Hammer, Byron Hancock, Alex Hancock and Eddie Rodriquez.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to East Texas Baptist Family Ministries in Timpson, Texas.

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

09/22/2015

Stephen Ray Milam, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his residence.

His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later time.

He was born October 21, 1948 in Brownwood, Texas to Melvin Ray and Eula Ray (Williams) Milam. He served in the Marine Corps.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Bill Milam.

He is survived by:

Son: Justin Milam of Carthage

Mother: Eula Milam of Joaquin

Sister: Kitty Stevanna Milam of Deberry

Nephews:
Bo Risinger of Joaquin
Joshua Frazier of Deadwood

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


09/21/2015

Marion Ronnie Kendrick Sr., 66, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel.

Mr. Kendrick was born October 13, 1948, in Houston, to J.C. Kendrick and Agnes Davenport Kendrick.

He is survived by
Sons:
Ronnie Kendrick Jr. of Bossier City, Louisiana
Joey Kendrick and wife, Michelle, of Mansfield, Louisiana
Dewayne Kendrick of Mansfield, Louisiana
Terry Kendrick of Joaquin

11 Grandchildren

11 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Donnie Walker of Bossier City, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: J.C. Kendrick and Agnes Davenport Kendrick

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


09/20/2015

Wellington “Red” Allison Jr., 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jerry Green officiating. A military honors graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center under the direction of VFW Post 8904. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Allison was born April 12, 1937, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to Wellington Franklin Allison Sr. and Olga Fallier Allison. He served in the United States Air Force, where he assisted in developing and designing protective equipment used by United States Military during chemical warfare. Mr. Allison loved fishing, woodworking and working in his yard. He was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by
Wife of 59 years: Peggy Allison of Center

Children:
William Allison and wife, Amie, of Massillon, Ohio
David Allison of Center
Michelle Hughes and fiancé, Thomas Derbin, of Nacogdoches
Michael Allison of Center

Grandchildren:
Rachele
Billy
David
Daniel
Nichole
Derek
Josh

6 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Dorcas Hover of Tucson, Arizona

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Wellington Franklin Allison Sr. and Olga Fallier Allison
Sister: Patricia McKimie

Pallbearers will be Michael Allison, Jesse Campbell, Derek Hughes, Radar Frantsen, Thomas Derbin and John Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Allison, William Allison and David Allison.

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


Richard “Rick” Kennon, 58, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Clever Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 25, 1957 in Center to Drue Edwin Kennon, Sr. and Edna Gay (Sigler) Kennon. He was a member of Clever Creek Baptist Church. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1975. He was a market manager for Brookshire Brothers in Hemphill and he also was a butcher for Brookshire Brothers in Center.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Drue Edwin Kennon, Sr., Grandparents, Willie E. Kennon & Ibera “Doll” Stewart Kennon, Norman Nathaniel Sigler & Ola Gay (Howard) Sigler & Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, A.C. & Emma Newman.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Judy Kennon of Center

Son:
John Kennon & wife, Lindsey of Nacogdoches

2 Granddaughters:
Carson & Emerson Kennon

Mother:
Edna Kennon of Center

3 Brothers:
Drue Kennon, Jr. & wife, Maureen of Center
Gene Kennon & wife, LaDonna of Center
Bobby Kennon & wife, Lisa of Center

Sister:
Debbie Kennon Welch & husband, Gordon of Shelbyville

Nieces & Nephews:
William Kennon & wife, Crystal of Tuscan, AZ
Kelly Kennon Berry & husband, Steven of Shelbyville
Wendy Kennon Justus & husband, Levi of Center
Christy Kennon Curtis & husband, William of Center
Lanie Welch of Lubbock

Numerous Great-Nieces & Nephews, Aunts & Uncles & a host of friends

Pallbearers:
Steven Berry, Hunter Berry, Wesley Berry,
Avery Liker, Will Curtis and Levi Justus

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


09/18/2015

Elie Arthur Tomlin, 92, of Center, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, September 21, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Tomlin was born December 28, 1922, in Center, to Jacob Arthur Tomlin and Maude Stephens Tomlin. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Tomlin loved spending time outdoors and especially enjoyed gardening. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Danny Tomlin and wife, Barbara, of Center
Jim Tomlin and wife, Cathy, of Center

Daughters:
Dianne Tomlin of Nacogdoches
Kathy Hagan of Nacogdoches
Jeannette Bonner and husband, Randy, of Joaquin
Paula Spann and husband, Chuck, of Center

Grandchildren:
Anthony Tomlin
Josh Tomlin
Robert Tomlin
Tabitha Cooper
Ashley Chandler
Taylor Tomlin
Zachary Bonner
David Bonner
Willie Spann

15 Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Maxine Anthony Tomlin
Parents: Jacob Arthur Tomlin and Maude Stephens Tomlin
Numerous Brothers and Sisters

Pallbearers will be Anthony Tomlin, Josh Tomlin, Zachary Bonner, David Bonner, Willie Spann and Taylor Tomlin. Honorary pallbearers will be Tabitha Cooper and Ashley Chandler.

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


Linda LeBlanc Harris, 73, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015, in Shreveport.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Ms. Harris was born February 27, 1942, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Wallace LeBlanc and Bessie Freeman LeBlanc. She loved flower gardening and taking care of her animals.

She is survived by
Daughter: Leslie Dennis and husband, Brandon, of Shreveport, Louisiana

Granddaughter: Alexis Harris of Shreveport, Louisiana

Sisters:
Dara LeBlanc of Gonzales, Louisiana
Joyce LeBlanc Kennedy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Beverly LeBlanc Aucoin of Central, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Wallace LeBlanc and Bessie Freeman LeBlanc
Son: Berch Harris

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a local animal rescue or shelter or one of the following organizations:
American Cancer Society
PO Box 22718
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718

American Diabetes Association
PO Box 11454
Alexandria, Virginia 22312

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


09/15/2015

Funeral services for Mrs. Angeleen Osby, 67, of Houston, Texas will be Saturday, September 19, 2015 at New Faith Church located, 3711 West Orem Drive, Houston, Texas 77045, 11:00am with Bro. Norris Edward Cloudy officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Evette Osby
Lisa Osby Ford of Houston, Texas

Mother: Mrs. Lola B Phillips of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Kathy Mosby of Humble, Texas
Ilene Eaden of Nacogdoches, Texas

Visitation will be at New Faith Church from the hours of 10:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

Burial will be at Paradise South in Houston, Texas

Announcing are Richardson Mortuary 3201 Brookfield Drive Houston, Texas & Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas


Funeral services for Mr. Dalton Pate, 103, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 16, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment to follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson, TX (Silas) community. Visitation for family and friends will be at 1PM, Wednesday , September 16, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. Pate was born September 18, 1911, in Arcadia Community. Dalton was the son of the late Willie Bruce and Myrtie Pate. Dalton was a simple man with no aspirations of fame or fortune. He lived his life by the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. He loved his family and he loved his Lord. His Bible was almost exclusively his reading material.

He was born into farm life and never lost his love of planting and watching things grow. Anyone passing by his house in the spring would have seen him in his garden, well up into his late 90's, pushing his "idiot plow" or chopping that last sprig of grass. About the only thing that would get him out of the garden in the spring was an invite of "let's go fishing". Dalton loved to fish, it didn't matter if he caught a 5 lb bass or a hand size perch.

In the fall you might see his truck on the side of some back road. He would be in the woods with his 22 Rifle, or his 16 gauge in later years, and his dog, hunting squirrels. He would have some mutt that someone gave him, or a stray that turned up at his house, it didn't matter. Dalton would have it treeing squirrels in short order. Dalton didn't kill for the sake of killing, he loved squirrel dumplings. Biscuits, dumplings, and just about anything sweet and he was "good to go".

Dalton Pate is survived by:

Sisters:
LaVerne Pate Hughes
Orine Pate Ingram

Son: Robert Glyndon Pate, and wife, Helen of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Debra Pate Smith, and husband, Paul of Timpson
Darryl Pate, and wife, Debra of Crystal Beach
Donna Pate of Timpson

7 great-grandchildren

13 great-great-grandchildren

Many relatives friends, and loved ones that will miss him greatly

Dalton Pate is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Bruce and Myrtie Pate; his wife, LaVennie Darnell Pate; four brothers, Arvel, R.C. William, and Pershing Pate; and three sisters, LaMerle Monkres, Oleta Darnell, and Willie Day Green.

Pallbearers are Chad Pate, Jacob Duke, Cody Bailey, Michael Smith, Andy Terry, and Bobby Yarborough.

Honorary pallbears are Billy Magness, and George Duke.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


09/14/2015

Ursula M. Soto, 84, of Center, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, September 12, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 2015, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Soto was born October 21, 1930, in San Benito, to Antonio Munoz and Joaquina Maria deJesus Munoz. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.

She is survived by
Children:
Ralph Soto Jr. and wife, Rhonda
Vangie McGraw
Jane Smith and husband, Ed
Roland Soto and wife, Donna
Raul Soto
Rey Soto
Raymond Soto and wife, Bonnie
Ruben Soto
Ramiro Soto
Rudy Soto and wife, Leslie
Moses Soto and wife, Alicia
Jackie Soto and wife, Kristle
Mary Walker
Rose Mangrum and husband, Mike

42 Grandchildren

77 Great-Grandchildren

3 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: Rafael Soto Sr.
Daughters: Linda Soto, Helen Soto Simmons
Grandsons: Ramon Soto, Adam Heady
Great Grandsons: Ramon Soto, Jr.
Parents: Antonio Munoz and Joaquina Maria deJesus Munoz
Sons-in-law: Vince Walker, Tom McGraw, Denny Heady

Pallbearers will be Ralph Soto, Ruben Soto, Raul Soto, Ramiro Soto, Roland Soto, Rudy Soto, Raymond Soto and Moses Soto. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Heady, Raul Soto, Ralfie Soto, Ray Soto, Justin Williams, Eric Williams, Jacob Soto and Ruben Soto Jr.


Murry Lee Rodgers, 48, of Martinsville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Martinsville Cemetery in the Martinsville Community of Nacogdoches County.

Mr. Rodgers was born August 7, 1967, in Houston, to Murry Edgar Rodgers and Lamar Martin Rodgers.

He is survived by
Sons:
Chase Rodgers and Holly Stewart
Bradley Rodgers and fiancé, Courtney Martin
Nicholas Cheek and Laura McGee

Grandchildren:
Connor Wade and MacKenzie Grace Nichols

Sister: Nora Williams and husband, Thomas

Nieces & Nephews:
Delania Williams Manchack
Sarah Abriele Manchack
Thomas Clay Manchack
Lane Garrett Manchack
Thomas Shane Williams
Jessica Victoria Williams
Logan Creed Williams

Brother: Don Lane Stelzer

Special Friends:
Kay Rodgers
Jackie Berg

Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Samuel Mason Rodgers
Parents: Murry Edgar Rodgers and Lamar Martin Rodgers

Pallbearers will be Trey Williams, Clark Paul Williams, Tom Adams, Jerry Hancock, J.T. Mervin and Mike Fancher. Honorary pallbearers will be Clay Manchack and Mitch Martin.

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


09/11/2015

Evalyn Thomas, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Memorial service is set for Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Sanctuary with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.

She was born January 16, 1929 in Lockney, Texas to Charlie Joe and Elizabeth (Carver) McCollum. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center. She volunteered for the Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Charlie & Elizabeth McCollum, Daughter, Ellory Ann Thomas, Grandson, William Bruce Horton, Brother, Robert Willard McCollum, Step Grandson, Keith Dwayne Simmonds and Step Grandson, Robert Mitchell Simmonds.

She is survived by:
Son:
Joe Horton & wife, Carolyn of Center
Daughter:
Geneva Lambeth & husband, Charles of Baytown
Son:
Elroy Eugene Thomas & wife, Patricia of San Diego, CA
Son:
Charles D. Thomas & wife, Kathleen of Houston
6 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

In Lieu of flowers family request donations can be made to Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

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


09/10/2015

Dorothy McGinty, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home prior to the graveside service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Ms. McGinty was born December 22, 1920, in Throckmorton, to Jesse Blackshear and Ina Lee Blackshear. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Daughter: Ina Bass of Center

Grandchildren:
Kenneth Shahan and wife, Sarah, of Center
Justin Shahan of Boston, Massachusetts
Cherie Rudd and husband, Randy, of Center

4 Great Grandchildren

8 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: Horace McGinty
Parents: Jesse Blackshear and Ina Lee Blackshear
Two Brothers
One Sister

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


Quinnella Latrece Harper, age 32 of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday morning, September 8, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. Services will be held at 1pm Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Abundant Love Ministries in Center, Texas. Interment will be at Thompson Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas with Bishop Howard Cloudy officiating.

She is survived by:

Father, R.C. Harper of Center

Brothers:
Robert Carl Cooper of Timpson, Texas
Reggie Harper of Lufkin, Texas
Charleston Patton of Atlanta, Georgia
Gus Johnson of Center, Texas
Rodriquez Harper of Nacogdoches, Texas
Gregg Harper of Nacogdoches, Texas
Anthony Harper of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Exie Nash of Nacogdoches, Texas
Machelle McCollister of Center, Texas

Honorary Pallbearers : Charlton Patton, Gregory Harper, Rodriguez Harper, Anthony Harper, Gustarvise Harper, Reginald Harper and Robert Cooper

Active Pallbearers
Cousins and friends of the family

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


Benita Joyce Ratcliff, 46, of Center, TX passed away on Tuesday, September 8th at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother. She was a very humorous person and was always the life of family gatherings, keeping everyone on their toes. We will miss her very much.

Memorial Services for Benita Ratcliff will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (Loop 500 Center, TX on Saturday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m. officiating Harold Jackson

Survivors
Husband: Quincy Ratcliff of Center TX
Mother: Annie Berry of Center TX
Step-father: John Berry of Pineland, TX
2 Sons: Quincy Ratcliff of Tyler TX and Tevin Ratcliff of Center, TX
4 Stepchildren: Yolanda Ratcliff of Houston, TX, Jessica Ratcliff of Dallas, TX, Mark Ratcliff of Huntsville, TX, and Christopher Hubbard of Center, TX
1 grandchild and 7 step-grandchildren
4 Sisters: Linda Black (Melvin) of Center, TX, Fannie Smith (Michael) of Center, TX, Rita Williams (Deon) of Center, TX and Pamela Suell (Marlon) of Shelbyville, TX
6 Brothers: Jerry Polk (Jan) of Mansfield, LA, Gene Polk (Valerie) of Pineland, TX, Jeremy Berry of Pineland, TX, Castle Moore (Dianne) of San Augustine, TX, Robert McCoy (Charlotte) of Dallas, TX, and Pete Moore (Annie) of Houston.

A host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Sister: Janice Polk
Father: Clinton Garrett

Services under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home


LC Furlow, 92, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 17, 1923 in Shelby County to Crit and Vannie (Fleming) Furlow. He served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Crit Furlow, Mother, Vannie Furlow, Step mother, Jessie Furlow, Wife, Wanda (Rivers) Furlow, , Sisters, Callie Campbell and Lera Bell Metcalf.

He is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law:
Vicki & Curtis Cooper of Huxley

Son:
Chris Furlow of Huxley

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Kenneth & Cindy Furlow of Huxley

Grandson:
Lance Furlow of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends
Special Thank you to our friends & caregivers, Virginia & Glenda

Pallbearers:
Ron Hendricks, Craig Hendricks, Mike Scarber
Doug Vaughn, Dale Vaughn & Gilbert Vaughn
Honorary Pallbearers:
Earl Campbell, Prentice Hendricks & Burt Furlow

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


09/09/2015

Billy Earl Bailey, 76, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Cecil Chessher and Bro. Bobby Waller officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Bailey was born April 3, 1939, in Shelby County, to Caywood Bailey and Leona Bailey. He loved horseback riding, gardening, fishing and always enjoyed a good old western show. He was a member of The Called Out Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Carrie Ann Bailey

Son: Vernon Bailey

Daughters:
Kathy Matthews and husband, Mark
Gina Chessher and husband, Cecil
Alesia Campbell and husband, Steve

Sister: Ethel Gee

Brother: James Thomas Bailey

Grandchildren:
Stephanie Davis and husband, Ronnie
Chasity Cooper and husband, Shane
Chad Chessher and wife, Jenney
Mary Kunkel and husband, Bo
Sarah Chessher
Justin Campbell and wife, April
Shane Campbell and wife, Ashley
Blake Campbell
Chase Campbell and wife, Jade
Treven Bailey
Brent Bailey
Jessica Smith and husband, Charlie

22 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Caywood Bailey and Leona Bailey
Sisters: Jettie Andrews, Rosene Andrews, Christene Waller
Brothers: Dick Herman Bailey, George Bailey, Edward Bailey

Pallbearers will be Justin Campbell, Shane Campbell, Blake Campbell, Chase Campbell, Chad Chessher, Treven Bailey and Brent Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Matthews, Cecil Chessher, Steve Campbell, Shane Cooper, Bobby McCauley, Elbert Bailey and Delbert Cockrell.

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


Jimmy Devan Lout, 48, of Lufkin, entered into eternal peace on Monday, September 7, 2015, in Lufkin.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Jimmy was born June 18, 1967, in Laurinburg, North Carolina, to Duane Lout and Delois Oxendine Lout. He was a graduate of Shelbyville High School Class of 1985. Jimmy had many talents, including carpentry, mechanics, collector of everything and an all-around handy man. He was known for taking care of children and stepping up to help others in need. Jimmy was baptized and was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church. He is healed and at peace in Heaven with the many relatives who have gone on before him.

He is survived by
Son: Devan Lout of Huntington

Parents: Duane Lout and Delois Oxendine Lout of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Nikki Miller and husband, Patrick, of Lufkin
Renea Schott and husband, Brian, of Longview

Nephews:
Cole Miller of Lufkin
Conner Miller of Lufkin
Zachary Schott of Longview

Niece: Samantha Schott of Longview

Aunts and Uncles
Jane Huggins and husband, Herbert, of Rowland, North Carolina
Carolyn Oxedine and husband, Gary, of Pembroke, North Carolina
Brenda Powell of Laurinburg, North Carolina

Step Daughter: Cody Parker of Huntington

Step Grandsons:
Joshua Carlin of Waco
Braden Carlin of Waco
Cooper Parker of Huntington

Preceded in death by
Maternal Grandparents: Carl & Nellie Oxendine
Paternal Grandmother: Sarah Brown

Pallbearers will be Matthew Miller, Mickey Miller, Barry Lout, Darrin Lout, Pete Owens, George Woods, Josh Lout and James Powell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shelbyville Lions Club, PO BOX 414, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

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


09/08/2015

Kerry Steven Whiteside, 52, of Gary, Texas passed away at his residence, on Sunday, September 6, 2015. He was born in Gary, Texas on September 6, 1963, the son of Kenneth Whiteside and Jo Ann Pass Whiteside. Visitation for Kerry will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 2 PM, at Taylor Funeral Home with Reverend Dwain “Bubba” Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery.

Kerry was born and grew up in Gary, Texas. He attended Timpson High School where he was active in the football program. He served in the United States Army for 23 years. He was deployed to Iraq in 2001 to 2002. On April 26, 2003, he married Carrie Stacker. They enjoyed nine happy years together.

Kerry had a vast array of hobbies. He enjoyed hunting and carpentry. He always said that if he could make a living as a builder, he would have done it. Kerry enjoyed being in theater while he attended college. His claim to fame is that he is the only person who has driven a military tank through Longview, Texas. He enjoyed telling that story every chance he got.

Kerry is survived by:
His parents
Loving wife, Carrie

Sons: Steven Harris and Austin Harris

Daughter: Katie Whiteside

Brother: Keith Whiteside and his wife, Sherry Campbell

Sister: Karen McAllister and husband, Kevin.

Kerry was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacy Whiteside.

Serving as pallbearers for Kerry are Austin Harris, Steven Harris, Robert Phoenix, Joe Calhoun, and Henry Marx.

The family of Kerry Whiteside is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit taylorfh.net


Jewel Bernice Floyd, 89, of Center Texas, passed from this life on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Porter Texas.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Floyd will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Dry Prong with Reverend Lloyd Whitman officiating. Burial will be in Dry Prong Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.

The family requests that visitation be observed at the Church Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and continued Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.E. “Swamp” Floyd; parents, Wesley and Edith Simmons Hataway; brothers, Alton Hataway, Melvin Hataway, Russell Hataway and L.C. Hataway; sisters, Laura Gardner and Loraine Hataway.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Jerry Floyd, Kenneth Floyd, Randy Floyd and Michael Floyd; daughter, Sandra Cervi; brother, L.R. “Pop” Hataway; sisters, Pauline Futrell and Iva Jean DeFresco; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.

To extend online condolences to the Floyd family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.


09/07/2015

Walter John Walla, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015, in Tyler.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. David Long and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Walla was born January 24, 1938, in Staten Island, New York, to Walter John Walla, Sr. and Martha Ruzycka Walla. In 1963, he graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He furthered his education at Texas A&M University, where he earned both a Master of Science degree on May 23, 1970, and his Doctor of Philosophy on December 11, 1971. Mr. Walla served as County Agent, Specialist, Assistant Director and Deputy Chancellor for Agriculture at the Texas Agricultural Extension Services of the Texas A&M University System until August 12, 1989, after twenty-eight years of service. He later served as Associate Dean and Director of the Kentucky Agriculture Extension Service of the University of Kentucky System until June 30, 2001. Mr. Walla was the winner of National Distinguished Service Ruby Award in Agriculture Leadership. He was a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity and a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, Honorary Society of Agriculture. Mr. Walla was instrumental in authoring the Agricultural Research Extension Education Reform Act (better known as the Farm Bill) which was passed by the U.S. House and Senate. He was invited to and was present at the signing of the Farm Bill by President Bill Clinton in the White House Rose Garden. Mr. Walla was a former Chairman of Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) and Editor of the ECOP Initiative. He received the Texas Agriculture Service Award and Soybean Disease Worker’s Leadership Award. Mr. Walla was a member of Texas A&M University 12th Man Foundation, Century Club and Association of Former Students. He was a loyal Aggie, with season football tickets for forty-four years. Mr. Walla was also a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by
Wife: Jo Ann Lewis Walla of Joaquin, Texas

Daughter: Jamie Richardson and husband, Mark, of Amarillo, Texas

Grandchildren:
Ryan Mark Richardson and wife, Katarina Richardson, of Charlotte, North Carolina
Robert Michael Richardson of Kingsville, Texas
Jennifer Richardson and husband, Jonathan Brown, of Sinton, Texas

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

Sisters-in-law:
Mary Koonce and husband, Bruce, of Center, Texas
Joyce Richards of Friendswood, Texas

Numerous nieces and nephews, whom he also dearly loved

Preceded in death by
Son: Walter James Walla
Parents: Walter John Walla, Sr. and Martha Ruzycka Walla
Sister: Jean Frost
Father-in-law: James E. Lewis
Brother-in-law: Steve Richards

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jackson Baptist Church Building Fund or Jackson Cemetery Fund.

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


09/06/2015

Elaine Bailey, 78, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at her residence.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Wes Hall and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 2, 1937 in Shelby County to Robert Elvin and Nancy Bular (Holt) Wheeler. She worked as a secretary for the ASCS office in Center for many years. She was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Elvin and Bular Wheeler, husband, Henry Bailey, Brother, Cecil Wheeler, Sister, Imo Jean Jackson, Nephews Joe Jackson and Craig Wood.

She is survived by:
Sister:
Eva Jean Byars of Nacogdoches

Sisters-in-law:
Billie Wheeler of Center
Christine Wood of Balch Springs

Nieces:
Debbie Bell & husband, Bubba of Center
Deidra Cockrell & husband, Bryan of Center
Tina Clifton & husband, Terry of Nacogdoches
Lesha Byars of Nacogdoches
Carolyn Sipes & husband, Danny of Kaufman

Nephews:
David Wheeler of Center
Scott Byars of Garland
Bobby Byars of Austin

Pallbearers:
David Wheeler, James “Bubba” Bell, Bryan Cockrell,
Terry Clifton, Danny Sipes and Scott Byars
In lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made to Wimberly Cemetery 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

 


Kim Danette Ballenger, age 55, went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2015 at 2:30P.M. after a short illness.

Kim was born to Peggy and Darrell Ballenger Sr.. Her dad passed on 12-7-2001.

Kim is survived by:
Mother: Peggy Willoughby Ballenger

Brothers:
Darrell Ballenger Jr. of College Station, TX
Danny Porter of Keller, TX

Nieces:
Lauren and Madison Ballenger of College Station, TX

Aunts:
Patsy Williams of Millican, TX
Shirley Willoughby of Center, TX

Many cousins and friends, along with soul-mate Lawrence Briones and her beloved dogs Roscoe, Taco, and Remmy.

Kim had just received her Masters degree in Nursing Education in May 2015, and was a oncology/neurology RN at Brackenridge Trauma Hospital since 2008 where she received two Daisy Awards from her patients for outstanding service.

A memorial service will be held at Callaway Jones funeral home in Bryan, TX.


09/04/2015

Steve Adams, 58, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, September 4, 2015, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Smith Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. John Whitworth officiating.

Steve was born May 15, 1957, in Liberty, to Travis Lonnie Adams and Peggy Joyce Hicks Adams. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking. Steve was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Florance Adams of Tenaha

Children:
Amanda Caldwell and husband, Jerry, of Gary
Whitney Minix and husband, Zach, of Tenaha
Michael Adams of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Avery Caldwell of Gary
Alayna Caldwell of Gary

Brother: Paul Adams and wife, Maria, of Deer Park

Sister: Susan Love and husband, Stephen “Skeeter”, of Houston

Numerous other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Travis Lonnie Adams and Peggy Joyce Hicks Adams
Grandparents: Fannie and Roy Stewart

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


09/03/2015

Mr. Curtis Lee Bryant, 56, of Shreveport, LA. passed away Tuesday morning, September 1, 2015 at Roseview Nursing Center in Shreveport LA.

Services will be Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Revival Tabernacle in Center at 2pm. Visitation will be on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 12pm to 8pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX. Interment will be at Westview Cemetery in Center, TX with Rev. Tripplett officiating.

Mr. Bryant is survived by:

Father: James Bryant of Tenaha, TX.

Sisters:
Carolyn Tinner of Center, TX.
Tammy Tinner of Center, TX.
Marthal Lindsey Gates of Center, TX.
Maggie Tinner of Amarillo, TX.
Barbara Tinner of Ft. Worth, TX.
Norma Green of Ft. Worth, TX.
Brenda (Kevin) Dones of Tenaha, TX.

Brothers:
Sammy Bryant of Palestine, TX.
Clifford Jones of Logansport, LA.
James (Kathleen) Tinner of Odessy, TX.
Leavitt Tinner of Amarillo, TX.

Funeral services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


09/2/2015

C.C. Permenter was born December 14, 1930 in Huxley, Texas. That means the Great Depression had already started when he made his way into the world. He was the son of Ettie and Oscar Permenter. Tragically, his biological father died due to an illness when C.C. was only 7 months old. His mother married Bud Oswalt when C.C. was still young, and Bud raised C.C. just as he did their two younger boys.

While he was young, the family moved to Orange, TX so his parents could both work in the shipyard because workers were so desperately needed. Later they moved back to Center, where C.C. was raised. C.C. learned at a young age the value of work as he was splitting shingles by the time he was 7 years old, helping Bud with his carpentry work.

Working with his hands was a life-long skill he developed and honed as he matured into his teenage years. When C.C. was about 17, he was working with a Skill saw, which hit a knot in the wood or something and jumped, landing on and slicing C.C.’s thigh. MANY stitches and a lot of pain later, he decided to become a mechanic. At some point while in Center, he also went to electrical school in the old airplane hangar on the Shelby Highway. He was therefore, a man with many talents: carpentry, mechanics, and electrician.

Danny, C.C.'s brother, attributes C.C. to teaching him about mechanics and getting him into that. Through C.C.’s career as a mechanic, he earned multiple awards from Ford Motor Company and was one of their master mechanics, who trained and taught others, just like he’d done with his brother many years before.

After retiring, he returned to his love of carpentry, working as a finishing carpenter on new homes. C.C. and Mary Lou also made children’s furniture and toys for their grandkids and family.

Danny recalled one time when Danny was very little: CC and Virgil (a relative) were building church benches. Danny, having come in from the rain, picked up a tool that was plugged in and was being so shocked by it that he couldn't turn loose of it or speak. C.C. went to him and hit Danny so hard that Danny and the tool separated. Danny said he was really mad for getting hit so hard (C.C. was 15 years older) until C.C. explained that if he had used less force, they both would have been electrocuted instead. Danny credits C.C. with saving his life.

C.C. married Jimmie Lou when they were young and they had Janise. They later divorced and he married Frankie. That marriage also faltered, ending in divorce. Then he met and married Mary Lou, bringing John and Jane into the fold. C.C. and Lou were married for 38 years, until his death on August 30, 2015.

During these years, they lived in Crockett and Whitney, TX and multiple retirement facilities during the last couple of years until they landed at The Conservatory in Plano, TX, which he loved calling home. C.C. considered himself lucky to be able to do what he wanted in retirement, which was to travel. C.C. and Lou’s first motorhome, bought shortly after they married, unfortunately was stolen. They had to replace it and learned to upgrade on features, which led them to upgrading again and again over the years, eventually owning 15 different R.V.’s.

During their traveling years, they passed through or camped in all the 49 continental states, including Alaska. Through their years in the Travel clubs, they made a lot of friends, and enjoyed living in the R.V. community in Whitney for more than a dozen years, after leaving Crockett.

Grandkids will happily recall moments with C.C. doing things that for him were ordinary, but for little ones were special. He loved his grandkids and loved taking them riding on the tractor with him, swimming, and teaching about nature, like showing them what a mud-dauber was when they were panicking about “a BEE!”

Everyone who knew him will remember his easy smile, kind heart, and willingness to help another.

C.C. is survived by:

Wife, Mary Lou Permenter

Children: Janise Permenter, John (Leslie) Hines, Jane Stewart

Grandchildren: Brandi (Elliott) Haltom, James Edwards, Jim (Katy) Hines, Stacey (Wes) Jordan, Arthur Stewart, Jr.

Great-grandchildren: Taylor Denney, Skylor (Micah) Mumm, Dylan Denney, Makenzie Jordan, Jacoby Jordan, Bethanie Jordan, Rosalie Jordan

Great-great-grandson, Chase Mumm

Brother, Danny (June) Oswalt

Many loving nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ettie Oswalt and Oscar Permenter, step-father Bud Oswalt and brother Dennis (Maxine) Oswalt.

The family will receive friends for a visitation Friday, September 4, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Allen Family Funeral Options. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Glenwood Cemetery in Crockett, Texas.

If desired, memorials may be made in C.C.’s name to Boy Scouts of America at www.scouting.org or to the Salvation Army at www.salvationarmy.org


Charlie Hoosier, age 83, passed away. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2pm at Reed Chapel Baptist Church, San Augustine, TX with Rev. Amos Horton, officiating. Visitations will begin on Friday, September 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, TX. Visitations will also be on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Reed Chapel Baptist Church, San Augustine, TX from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery, San Augustine, TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, TX

He was born to Robert Hoosier and Roberta McCoy on October 2, 1931 in San Augustine, Texas.

Survivors:

Wife, Mrs. Tera Cartwright Hoosier-San Augustine, TX

Children:
Daughter, Charslie Sanders, San Francisco, CA
Daughter, Virginia H. Wilson, Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Gwen Biggers (Leroy) Tyler, TX
Son, John Hoosier (Betty) Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Janet Foster (Norman) Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Julie Conley (Reggie) Tyler, TX
Daughter, Debra Blakemore (Kerry) Tyler, TX
Son, Sandy Hoosier (Sharon) Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Lisia Hampton (Eric) Tyler, TX
Son, Robert Hoosier, Fort Worth, TX
Daughter, Teresa Jones Tyler, TX
Daughter, Tammie Johnson (Wendall) Arlington, TX

One Brother: Arthur Hoosier (Renee) of Houston, TX

Brother-in-law: John Mims of Beaumont, TX

Sister-in-law: Christine Hoosier of San Augustine, TX

21 Grandchildren; 20 Great-Grandchildren; and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Services are under the direction of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Billy Joe McDuffie, 82, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 4, 2015, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Dr. Allen Reed, of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Billy Joe was born July 5, 1933, in Garrison, to Herman McDuffie and Ada Bell Weatherly McDuffie. He graduated from Garrison High School in 1950 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from Stephen F. Austin University. Billy Joe served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was stationed at a radar site out of Van Nuys, California. He was discharged in 1955. On December 16, 1955, Billy Joe married Marjorie Rider. They raised their two children in Nacogdoches. Billy Joe spent most of his adult life as a farmer in Garrison. He enjoyed spending time with his family and over-seeing his farms until his death. In the latter part of his life, Billy Joe was well cared for by his wonderful team of caregivers - Gwen, Sandra, Tina, Mary and Lola.

He is survived by
Son: Joe McDuffie and wife, Susan, of Houston

Son-in-law: Charles Fougerousse of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Jack McDuffie of Houston
Caroline McDuffie of Houston
Christopher Fougerousse of Austin
Jennifer Fougerousse of Austin

Brother-in-law: Harold Rider and wife, Ann, of Carthage

Niece: Toni Rider Layton and husband, Charles, of Nacogdoches

Nephew: Terry Rider and wife, Shannon, of Katy

Preceded in death by
Wife: Marjorie Rider McDuffie
Daughter: Patti McDuffie Fougerousse
Parents: Herman McDuffie and Ada Bell Weatherly McDuffie

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Briarwood School, 12207 Whittington Drive, Houston, Texas 77077, in honor of Caroline McDuffie, his youngest grandchild.

Directions to Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas:
From Nacogdoches, travel north on US 59 to Garrison, turn south (right) on FM 95, travel about 3 miles, cemetery on east (left) at CR 289 and Lake Tinkle.

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


Marilyn Elizabeth Maynard, 60, of Timpson, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on September 1, 2015, in Timpson, Texas. She was born on January 18, 1955 to Henry Clark Jr. and Lanie Martin Clark in Berkley County, South Carolina. Services will be held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 2 PM. Saturday September 5, 2015 with Bro. Doug Duerksen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday September 4, 2015 from 6 PM until 8 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

She grew up in Berkley County, South Carolina in a loving family with her brother and sister. She married Jesse T. Maynard, June 23, 1979 and was blessed with 36 years of marriage. MarMar had a passion for cooking. Many that knew her loved especially her fried chicken, but when it came to food, she knew exactly how to prepare it. She has served lots of children in the past 25 years working in the Public School System Food Service Department. She certainly enjoyed spending time with her precious grandchildren. We will treasure the precious memories of her sweet smile, her kindness, her warmth, her energy and her love for life, family and friends. Marilyn was a member of the Eastern Star, Nacogdoches Chapter 428 and attended church at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, Jesse Thomas Maynard; son, Lucky C. Litchfield Jr. and wife Julie of Lake Dallas, TX; Jessica E. Maynard of Nacogdoches, TX; brother, Tony Clark and wife Mary of Bonneau, SC; sister, Lynn Clark of Moncks Corner, SC; and grand children, Hayden and Harrison Litchfield of Lake Dallas, TX, and Nevaeh and Jacob Maynard of Nacogdoches, TX.; and numerous family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents Henry Jr. and Lanie Martin Clark.

Pallbearers will include Larry Molloy, Jamie Beasley, Jim Crump, Bill Radde, Danny Brown, and Dustin Norris.

Honorary pallbearer will be Mike Boles.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St, Dallas, Texas, 75219. Attention: Development www.tsrhc.org

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


09/1/2015

Mr. Ardis Jeff Mosby, age 71, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Mosby passed away on early morning Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin, Texas. He was the Constable for Pct. 2 in San Augustine, Texas.

Service will be Saturday, September 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church with interment to follow at Greer Cemetery with Rev. A. L. Horton, Officiating.

Visitation & Wake will be Friday, September 4, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

Survivors include

Sons:
Furlon Borders of Houston, Texas
Wesley Mosby (Crystal) of San Augustine, Texas
Eric Mosby of San Augustine, Texas

Daughter: Lakesha Holman (Terry) of San Augustine, Texas

15 Grandchildren

1 Brother Rudolf Mosby (Mary) of Beaumont, Texas

1 Sister Doris Robinson (Charles) of Dallas, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary.

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