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05/31/07

Gene Hoyt Bittick, 72 of Center, TX died May 30, 2007 at his home in Houston, TX surrounded by his loving children, after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer. Gene was born March 5, 1935 to Albert Elijah Bittick and Elizabeth Bertha Leah Waller in Camp Worth, TX. He was a 1955 graduate of Pearland High School. He served in the U.S. Army. On Dec 5, 1959, he married Vanda Sue Scott in San Augusting, TX. Gene was an Industrial Engineer at Cameron Iron Works in Houston for over 30 years until he started Gene Bittick Signs in which he provided unsurpassed quality until the age of 71 years old! He enjoyed his children and was loved by all that had the luck to meet him. He loved being with his large family and fishing.

Proceeded in death by father and mother, brother Garland, father-in-law Morris E Scott of Jasper, TX.

Survivors: Son Scott, granddaughters Cameron and Stephanie of Ridgefield, CT.
Daughter Sherry, son-in-law Ed Maloy, grandchildren Steven, Meagan, Erica, Heather and Makaylee of New Braunfels, TX.
Son Brad, daughter-in-law Janie, and grandchildren Bradley, Scott and Stacy of Marshall, TX.
Brothers and Sisters-in-laws, Guy and Nancy of Humble, TX, Maudell of Groveton, TX, Dwight and Cecelia, Richard, Sammy all of Pearland, TX.
Mother-in-law Hazel Scott of Jasper, TX.
Great grandchildren, numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and his Sweetheart Fleta Hill and her family.

Visitation: Thursday May 31st from 7 - 9 PM at Waltrip Funeral Home.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM Friday June 1st at Waltrip Funeral Home, 1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX 77055 (713-465-25825). Followed by Graveside service at Oaklawn Memorial Park Hwy 7 E, Center, TX 75935 (936-598-4331). In lieu of flowers please send contributions in the name of Gene H. Bittick to MD Anderson Hospital, Attn: Thoracic Unit, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 (713-792-3450).


Joel Marty, 41, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007. He was born October 25, 1965 in Dallas to Charles Eugene Marty and Lola Mae Robins Barnfield Marty. Mr. Marty was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Jason Hebert officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Russell Matlock, Chris Simmons, Michael Simmons, Albert Barnfield, Leland Edward Cashion, Robert Boren, Joey Belanger and Zachary Boren.

Survivors include:

Wife, Debbie Marty of Center

Father, Lee James Barnfield of Center

Brothers:

G.B. Williams, Jr. of San Augustine

Albert Lee Barnfield & wife Alice of Center

Alvis Marty & wife Penny of Kemp

Aldon Marty of Hawkins

Pete Marty of Texas

Jaimie Marty of Ohio

Danny Marty of Hawkins

Jess Marty of Dallas

Wayne Marty of Ohio

Sisters:

Elaine Bellanger & husband Ron of Center

Kay Ray of Center

Mary Boren & husband Robert of Dallas

Helen Ratcliff & husband Davis of Ft. Worth

Krissy Marty of Hawkins

Visitation will be held Friday, June 1, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/25/07

Cody Josiah West, 21, of Center, passed away Friday, May 25, 2007 in an automobile accident. He was born July 10, 1985 in Longview to Troy Curtis West and Kimberly Kay Webb West. Cody was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 27, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

His survivors include:

Parents, Troy & Kim West of Center

Brothers:

Josh West of Center

Shane West of Center

Chase West of Center

Sister, Hope West of Center

Grandparents, Tommy & Alice West of Center

Grandparents, Nell & Ed Strickland of Center

Uncles:

Ronny West & wife Connie of Atlanta, Georgia

Danny West & wife Susan of Center

Kerry West & wife Florence of Center

Kerry Webb & wife Lisa of Highland Village

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 26, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/24/07

Jimmy Ray Stanley, 69, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007 in Houston. Mr. Stanley was born June 6, 1937 in Groveton to Benjamin Stanley and Irene Webb Stanley. He was the owner and operator of Stanley's Wood Shop in Tenaha and he served in the National Guard for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 26, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetary in Tenaha.

Mr. Stanley's survivors include:

Wife, Edith Stanley of Tenaha

Sons:
Johnny Stanley & wife Christine of Houston
Donny Stanley of Baytown
Reggie Stanley of Baytown

Daughters:
Kimberly Smith of Tenaha
Valerie Stanley of Baytown

Stepsons:
Shannon Trammell of Tenaha
Sheldon Trammell of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Allen Stanley, Andrea Stanley, Ashley Stanley, Amy Stanley, Kristen Smith, Spencer Smith, Cory Stanley and Derrick Stanley

Three Step Grandchildren

Two Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Bobby Stanley of Highlands
Jerry Stanley of Baytown

Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Sandra K. Stanley
Brother, Ed Stanley
Sister, Margie Stanley

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00, Friday, May 25, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/23/07

Ruth Lee Collum Hinton, 71, of Deer Park passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at her home. She was born November 4, 1935 in Shelbyville to Jim and Lela Collum. Ruthie was married to Gaylon Hinton for 42 years before he passed away in 1996. She was a dedicated wife, mother, maw maw, aunt and friend to all who knew her. Ruthie loved her children and grandchildren and was happiest when she was with her family. She was a life long member of Thomas Avenue Baptist Church in Pasadena and a member of Sardis Baptist Church when she moved back to Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 25, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with

Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Richard Furlow, Jimmy Sledge, Andrew Marshall, Timmy Marshall, Trey Searcy, Keith Windham and Kevin Windham.

Ruthie is survived by:

Daughter, Dianne Reat & husband Mark

Sons:

Michael Hinton & wife Renee

Rick Hinton & wife Tammie

Jimmy Hinton

Grandchildren:

Johanna & Jocelynn Hinton

Rachel & Katie Reat

Matthew, Chelsea & Benjamin Hinton

Daughter-in-Law, Terry Hinton

Sister, Mae Furlow & husband Clovis

Brother, Lee Collum

Sisters-in-Law:

Francis Farr & Joyce Gillies

She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

A special thank you to niece, Fran Sledge for her extra love, unconditional help and support with mom!

Ruthie was preceded in death by:

Husband, William Gaylon Hinton

Parents, Jim & Lela Collum

Brothers, J.W. Collum, J.L. Collum, & Paul Collum

Sister, Irene Barton

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Foundation or donate a book to your local school library in her name.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Lillie Young, Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 86 year old, Lillie Young.


05/21/07

Harold Bennett, 84, of Center passed away Monday, May 20, 2007. He was born December 15, 1922 in Illinois.

At the family’s request, Mr. Bennett has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Heady, Adam Heady, Danielle, Buck Williams, Joe McKee and Lucy Hutto.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Rose Mangrum & husband Mike of Center

Grandson, Harold Heady of Center

Grandson, Adam Heady of Center

Granddaughter, Danielle Heady of Center

Brother, Dean Bennett of Laharpe, Illinois

Sister, Lorain Griffith of Illinois

Bobbie Markey of Laharpe, Illinois


Marinette “Mary” Okun, 80, of Lumberton died Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.

A native of Marseilles, France and a resident of the area since 1960, Mary was a retired production assistant at Helena Labs.

She is survived by her daughter, Curtis Ann Okun of Lumberton; sons, Michael Henry Bush and his wife Joyce, and Danny Paul Bush and his wife Brenda all of Center, Texas; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband August “Sidney” Okun.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Woodville. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2007 at the mortuary.


Edgar Bryan Rushing - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Edgar Bryan Rushing, Junior, of Pasadena and formerly of Joaquin. Services are tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at one o’clock at Mangum Chapel. Burial will follow at Joaquin Cemetery. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from five until nine o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Rushing’s survivors are his wife, Grace Hutto Rushing and three daughters, Susan Krueger, of Dallas, Mary McManis and Pattie Sepulvado and one son, Bill Rushing, of Center, and two sisters, Mary Jane Grant, of Nacogdoches, and Joyce Anson, of Dallas..


05/20/07

Hairloyd Emanis, 81, of Center passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007 in Tyler. He was born April 21, 1926 in Shelby County to Will Emanis and Vada Graves Emanis. Mr. Emanis was retired from the oilfield business.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 21, 2007 at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Roger Purdy officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Emanis' nieces and nephews.

Survivors include: Sister, Patsy Helpenstell of Henderson. Brother, Billy Emanis and wife Janet of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: Parents, Will and Vada Emanis, Brothers, Adron Emanis and Winton Emanis, Sister, Dixie Adams, Nephew, Tommy Gene Emanis.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8: 00 pm, Sunday, May 20, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


05/17/07

J.D. Snelson, 86, of Garrison, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born November 30, 1920 in Garrisonto Will Allie Snelson and Erma Stephenson Snelson. Mr. Snelson was a self-employed plumber and electrician. He attended Garrison Church of Christ and served in the US Army.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Aaron Golden officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Wife, Joyce Snelson of Garrison

Daughter, Kay Jackson & husband David of Shreveport

Grandchildren:

David Jackson & wife Lori

Greg Jackson & wife Christy

Sister, Pauline Williams of Kountze

Four Great Grandchildren

Also a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Will Allen Snelson and Erma Stephenson Snelson

Three Sisters & Four Brothers

Memorials can be made to the Garrison Fire Department, P.O. Box 351, Garrison, Texas 75946

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, May 18, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home.


05/16/07

Mary Berwald, 83, of Center, passed away May 13, 2007 at a local nursing home. She was born June 15, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to John Nelson Warlick and Helen Chitty Warlick.

At the family’s request Ms. Berwald has been cremated and there will be a private ceremony for her in St. Louis, Missouri at a later date.

Her survivors include:

Nephew, Mike Bird & wife Donna of Center

Niece, Robin Beckerze & husband Paul of St. Louis, Missouri


Doborah K. Ruddell Jones, 48, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at a friend’s home in Marshall. She was born June 19, 1958 in Carthage to Johnnie Ruddell and Marjorie Humphries Ruddell. Mrs. Jones attended the First Assembly of God in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Tracy Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lovejoy, Dean Oates, Robert Oates, Craig Borders, Tim Newcomb and Herman Snider.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Oates & Shay Williams.

Survivors include:

Husband, Donald Jones of Center

Daughter, Pamela Williams of Harlingen

Grandson, Tristan Williams of Harlingen

Granddaughter, Trinity Williams of Harlingen

Mother, Marjorie Ruddell of Center

Brother, Robert Ruddell of Center

Special Friends:

Regina Oates & husband Roy of Marshall

Michael Lovejoy of Huntsville

Lisa Lovejoy-Cherry of Marshall

Krystal Lovejoy of Marshall

Brittany Lovejoy of Porter

Tyler MacDuff of Marshall

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Father, Johnnie Ruddell

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/14/07

Olevia Giddings - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 80 year old, Ms. Olevia Giddings, of Center. Services will be Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock Triumph Church. Burial will be in the Saint John Cemetery.
Among Ms. Giddings’ survivors are: one son, Eltroy McCowin, Senior, of center, three daughters, Edith Jackson, of Center, Mable Thompson, of Shelbyville, and Patricia Ellington, of Houston, and one sister, Joyce Ann Cartwright, of Shelbyville.


05/11/07

Ruth Haire, age 98 of Tyler passed away Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Tyler, Texas.

Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She was born October 7, 1908 in Mossville, Mississippi. She was a school teacher for Arp I.S.D. for 43 years where she taught primary grades. She was a member of the Arp First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wiley W. Haire who passed away in 1939 and Minnie Lee Meadow who passed away in 1958 and Brother, W.S. Haire.

She is survived by: Sister in law, Bobbie Haire of Dallas. Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews.

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


John Roy Hetherington, 55, of Logansport, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007. He was born February 29, 1952 in Bossier City, Louisiana to John Roy Hetherington, Sr. and Dorothy Mae Moore Hetherington. Mr. Hetherington had been a technician for Bell South for 34 years. He was of the Methodist Faith.

At the family’s request, Mr. Hetherington will be cremated. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until service time on Sunday.

Mr. Hetherington’s survivors include:

Wife, Colleen Hetherington of Logansport

Daughters:

DeeDee Hetherington of Dallas

Emily Ann Hetherington of Logansport

Son, John R. Hetherington, III of Logansport

Sister, Dottie Bringle of Joplin, Mississippi

Brothers:

Lane Hetherington of Panama, Oklahoma

Michael Hetherington of Kalskag, Alaska

Johnny Hetherington of Guthrie, Oklahoma

Father & Stepmother, John R. Hetherington, Sr. and Dorotha Hetherington of Cameron, Oklahoma

Mother-in-Law, Margaret Hathorn of Center

Sister-in-Law, Suzanne Hathorn of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Brother-in-Law, Kevin Hathorn of Dallas

Three grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and uncles.

Ms. Olevia Giddings - Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for Ms. Olevia Giddings, of Center


05/10/07

Robert E. Price, age 53 of Center passed away Thursday, May 10, 2007 at his home here in Center.

Services will be:

11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 12, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dathan Triplett officiating. Burial will follow at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington.

Visitation will be Friday at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 5, 1954 in Lufkin, Texas. He worked as a press operator at Southwest Color Graphic in Lufkin for many years. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlice & Maxine (Bryan) Price.

He is survived by:

Brothers & Sisters-in-law:

Kenneth & Billie Ruth Price of Center

James & Brenda Price of Lufkin

George Price of Center

Sisters & Brothers-in-law;

Helen & Hubert Shoffitt of Lufkin

Lillie & Don Davidson of Lufkin

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


Gerald Don Hooper, 69, of Arlington passed away Thursday, May 9, 2007 at his residence. He was born November 28, 1937 in Longview to WIlliam Forest Hooper and Odell English Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a 1956 Graduate of Pine Tree High School and a 1966 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. He served his country in the Air Force.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday May 12, 2007 at Watons and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will follow in the Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

The family will recieve friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday May 11, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbears will be Anthony Mora, Andrew Mora, Adrian Mora, David Davis, Robert Davis and Lance Davis.

Survivors incude:
Daughter: Veneica Kay Mora and husband, Frank of Arlington.
Sons: Randall Lee Hooper and wife, Misty of Euless and John Jefferson Hooper and wife Adela of Euless.
Ten Grandchildren: Anthony, Andrew, Adrian, William, Raechel, Daniel, Justin, Jacob, Sarah and Jennifer.
Sisters: Fern Davis and husband J.R. of Linden, Dessie Lee Meadows and husband Mickey of Longview and Virginia Ann Reeves and husband Jerry of Longview.
Aunt: Ann Hooper of Center.
A number of nieces, nephews and other family.
And a host of friends.

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


Mrs. Mildred Baldwin Woods - Jimerson Lipsey Funeral Home of Carthage announces services for 93 year old, Mrs. Mildred Baldwin Woods, of Tenaha. Services are this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Among Mrs. Woods’ survivors is her husband, J. Lloyd Woods, of Tenaha.


05/08/09

John Henry Lynch, 78, of Huntington , was born August 23, 1928, in San Augustine County, Texas, the son of the late Lula Mae (Cooper) Lynch and Roy (Dick) Lynch. He passed away on Friday, April 20, 2007, in Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin , Texas .

Services were held Monday, April 23, 2007, in Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend, Don Chumley and Tim Lynch, officiating. Interment was in Garden of Memories , Memorial Park in Lufkin .

Mr. Lynch was retired from Texas Foundry in Lufkin . He served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Mr. Lynch was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:

Wife of 33 years: Florence Lynch of Huntington
Daughters and son-in-laws: Dianne Lynch Livingston and Ricky Livingston of Center, Brinda Sue Lynch of Ft. Worth and Bonnie J. and Michael Baiamonte of Houston
Son: Richard A. Butler of Lukin
Bother and sister-in-laws: James R. and Ogeda Lynch of Nacogdoches ; William Hughie (Bill) and Helen Lynch of San Antonio
Sisters and brother-in-laws: Lillian Mildred Johnson of Houston ; Ira Lee Holt of Corsiana; Ila Mae and Jim Wheatly of Shelbyville
Seven Grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:

Parents
Son: John Lynch Jr.
Great-grandson: Gregory Scott Livingston
Brother: Guy Lynch.

Pallbearers were Wesley Livingston, Bryan Livingston, Jason Justin, Joseph Cochran and Richard Butler.


James Robert Allen was born on August 12, 1937 to James Thomas Allen and Kathleen Watson Allen in Jacksonville, Texas and passed away on May 4, 2007 in Huntsville, Texas.

Mr. Allen is survived by Melissa and Mark Hayhurst, daughter and son-in-law, of Humble; Thomas Stefan Allen, son, of Nacogdoches; Hayden Allen and Mason Allen grandsons; and Carolyn Sharon Allen, sister, of Huntsville and was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Sam Houston State University, lived in Center, Texas over twenty years where he taught a business class in the local high school and was a principal at C.H. Daniels Intermediate School. He was a workaholic and a collector who had a love for history and genealogy. He also enjoyed many hours traveling and staying in his RV.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 11:00am at the Oakwood Cemetery. He will lie in state on Monday, May 7 from Noon to 7:30pm at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home.

Memorial condolences may be made online at www.shmfh.com


Reggie Paul Fountain - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 51 year old, Reggie Paul Fountain, of Center. Services are Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at Mount Zion C-M-E Church. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. Fountain’s survivors are: his wife, Gloria Faye Bennett Fountain, of Center, his mother, Sarah Lynn Fountain, of Center, three daughters, LaToia Jackson Fountain, of Center, Shannon Bennett, of Center, LaTisa Bennett, of Houston, one son, Byron Bennett, of Houston, one brother, David Lynn Fountain, of Center, and three sisters, Wanda Fountain Hill, Rose Patton, and Anita Williams, all three of Center.


05/07/07

Dee Rankin, 68, of Timpson, passed away Monday May 7, 2007. The family has requested that she be cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 12, 2007 in the home of her daughter, Theresa Anderson in Timpson from 2 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

She was born January 15,1939 to Clarence Evans and Rolfernene Harris Freeman. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by:

Mother: Rolferene Freeman of Nashville, Ark

Husband: Larry K. Rankin of Timpson

Daughter: Theresa Anderson & husband Steve of Timpson

Son: Greg Stringfellow of Palastine

4 Grandchildren: DeLinda McDonald & husband James of Timpson, Aaron Whitehead of Tyler, Adam Whitehead of Timpson, Mark Anderson of Center

4 Great Grandchildren: Kylie Sigler, Kaitlyn Sigler, Corey Sigler, Emily McDonald

3 Sisters:Trella Bea Howell & husband Bud of North Carolina, Rita Treece & husband James of Nashville, Ark, Ann McQuire & husband Don of Georgia

1 Brother: John Evans of Alaska

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Services under the directions of Mangum Funeral Home


05/02/07

Rose Mae Willoughby Jordan King Sepulvado, 78, of Hallsville, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at a Longview nursing center. She was born June 2, 1929 in Shelby County to Henry Clayton Willoughby and Tressie A. Bryd Willoughby. Ms Sepulvado was retired from Libbey Glass Company in Shreveport. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hallsville and the Kay Hilburn Sunday School class.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 4, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Paddie, Cody Bartlett, Charles Chambliss, Wayne Willoughtby, Robert Jordan, Toby Jordan, Rhett Treche and Shane Willoughby.

Honorary pallbearer will be Alvis "Buddy" Willoughby.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Robert Earl Jordan & wife JoAnn of Reserve, Louisana
James "Koonie" Jordan of Waskom

Daughter, Yelinda Rose Bartlett & husband Bruce of Hallsville

Brother:
Buddy Willoughby of Center
Wayne Willoughby & wife Rose of San Augustine

Sisters:
Maxine Oswalt of Lufkin
Betty Chambliss & husband Charles of Lufkin

8 Granddaughters, 7 Grandsons

16 Great Granddaughters, 9 Great Grandsons

Double first cousin, Lea Willoughby Whitton of Timpson

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Henry Clayton Willoughby and Tressie A. Byrd Willoughby
Husbands, Jewel Jordan & Vernon King
Daughter, Ethelder Jordan Mitchell Worthington

Visitation will be held Friday, May 4, 2007 from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/01/07

Anna Mae Day Shillings, 97, of Center, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007. She was born November 4, 1909 in Shelby County to Monroe Day and Lela Coston Day. Mrs. Shillings was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center. She was a homemaker and had lived in Center most of her life.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith, Rev. Mike Shillings and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Nethery, Michael Nethery, Mark Shillings, Larry Shillings, Jeff Shillings and Rev. Michael Shillings.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Betty Jo Shillings Williams of Houston

Son, Gene W. Shillings & wife Martha of Bryan

Grandchildren:

Michael Jon Shillings

Mark Allen Shillings

Larry Brian Shillings

Steven Wayne Shillings

Jeffrey Andrew Shillings

Stacie LeAnn Williams Schulz

13 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Johnnie Shillings

Son, Johnny Mac Shillings

Daughter-in-Law, Betty Lou Shillings

Grandson, Douglas Marion Williams

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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04/30/07

Rev. Maurice Lout, 87, Lifelong resident of Center, passed away Monday April 30, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical in Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 3, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will start Tuesday evening and continue Wednesday and until service time on Thursday.

Among his survivors are

Children:
Bobby Lout of Cleveland
Sharon & Luther Conway of Center
Alton & Judy Lout of Shepherd
Pam & Robby Parker of Center

Sisters:
Birdie Crocker of Waco
Johnnie Hutto of Waskom
LaVerne Smith of Port Arthur
Jean Savage of Benton, LA
Tommie Rohrer of California

Brother: James Paul Lout of Conroe

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

Mr. Claude Lipka, age 93 of Orange passed away Friday, April 6, 2007 in Alameda, CA.

Full Military Memorial Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at Old Home Cemetery.

He was born July 1, 1913 to Edward and Tessie Lipka. He served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by:
2 Nieces
Nancy Laevitt
Sharron Miller

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


Verlee Pullin Barham, age: 91 of Fort Worth, formerly of Huxley, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007 in Fort Worth, TX.

Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating, burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 2, 1916 in Kilbourne, LA to parents, Jesse & Lula Bankston Pullin. She owned and operated a florist for many years. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 903, in Joaquin. She was a member of the Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Walker Barham.

She is survived by:

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Andrew W. Barham, Jr. & wife, Sue of Ft. Worth

2 Granddaughters:
Jeyen Barham~Kaiel of Seattle, WA
Stacy Santen & husband, Matt of Charleston, West Virginia

4 Great Grandchildren:
Emily, Riley, Will & Ben Santen of Charleston, West Virginia

Special family friends:
J.E. & Sandra Alexander of Memphis, Tennessee

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Walker Barham

Honorary Pallbearers: Gene Stolz, Elwood Kay, Tommy Hyatt & Tommy Arden

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


04/27/07

Lorine Daw, 87, passed away Friday, April 27, 2007. She was a long time resident of the Haslam area, where she and her late husband of 42 years, Burk Daw, had a Skelly Service station during the late 40’s and early 50’s. Mrs. Daw was very active in this business. She was the last of the original thirteen service station owners on the Haslam Strip.

Mrs. Daw was born on October 29, 1919 to Julius Levet (J.L.) and Bernice McGee Blount of Shelby County. She was 87 years young. Mrs. Daw had been in Pine Grove Nursing Home for the past several years.

She was a 50-year-plus member of the Joaquin Chapter of The Eastern Star and was the last of the original members of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin, where she and her late husband, Burk, and his brother, Waymon and wife Euna helped organize the church back in the early 50’s.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 29, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Randy Smith and Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Daw, John E. Brandt, Ricky Daw, Stephen A. Brandt, Roger Daw and Matthew Brandt. Honorary pallbearer will be Logan Dewayne Daw.

She is survived by:

Her only child, Mona Ray Daw Brandt of Joaquin

Daughter-in-Law, Martha Daw of Joaquin

Very Special Nephew, who visited her quite often, Hugh Daw of Joaquin

Grandsons:
John E. Brandt and wife Lynn of San Antonio
Stephen Brandt and wife Julie of Keller
Jimmy Daw and wife Gay of Joaquin
Ricky Daw and wife Karen of Joaquin
Roger Daw and wife Elidia of Joaquin

Sister-in-Law, Dorothy Blount of Joaquin

Great-Granddaughters:
Lauren Daw, Delayna Daw and Dori Daw of Joaquin
Charlea Brandt of Midland\
Ashley and Christina Brandt of San Antonio

Great-Grandsons: Matthew Brandt, Jonothan Daw of Joaquin and 8 month old Logan Daw of Joaquin

Mrs. Daw had her first Great-Great Grand son, Matthew Tyler Brandt, born on September 9, 2006 of San Anontio. Also surviving Mrs. Daw are her two-step grandchildren, Katie and Brady Snow of Keller.

She is also survived by a host of friends and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death:

Parents, Julius Levert and Bernice McGee Blount of Joaquin

Brothers Alonzo Blount, Aaron Blount, E.B. Blount and his wife Maurie

Sisters, Avis Rhame and her husband E.G. Rhame, Ella Blount Hare and her husband Bill Hare.

Step Son, Wayford Daw

Brother-in-Law, W.A. Daw and his wife Una

Sisters-in-Law, Marcell Richards, Lucille Truitt and her husband Garvin

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/26/07

Ruth Hughes, 66, of Timpson passed away Thursday, April 26, 2007 in Nacogdoches. She was born November 10, 1940 in Joaquin, Texas to James Harper and Neva Buckner Harper. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday April 28, 2007 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Frankie Desoto officiating.

Pallbearers will be Clifford Hughes, Curtis Hughes, Matt Wright, Joseph Kline, Shuan Milford and Wade Allen.

Survivors include:
Husband: Charles Joe Hughes of Timpson
Daughter: Lowana Amos and husband Stanley of Timpson
Sons: Clifford Hughes and wife Joeleen of Mt. Enterprise and Curtis Hughes and wife Misty of Mt. Enterprise
Sister: Janis Fausett and husband Spud of Marshall
Nephew: Matt Wright and wife April of Marshall
Great-niece: Maddison Wright of Marshall
Brother: Jimmy Harper of El Paso
Brother-in-law: Leonard Hughes and wife Rena of Timpson and Robert Ray Hughes and wife Ellen of Mt. Enterprise.
Nephew: Michael Fausett & wife Leslie of Tyler
Great Nephews: Brayden Fausett of Tyler and Jackson Fausett of Tyler
6 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM on Friday, April 27, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Hubert Leon “Red” Weatherly, 94, of Nacogdoches, passed away, April 25, 2007 in Nacogdoches, Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be Saturday, April 28, 2007 beginning at 9:00 AM.

Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery in Nacogdoches with Bro. Shan Durham will officiating.

He was born March 8, 1913 in Nacogdoches to Samuel Jackson Weatherly and Clemmie Mae Tarver. He was a construction welder and worked in ship yard during WWII. He was a Masonic Lodge member. He attended the Appleby Church of Christ

Survivors Include:
Wife: Maurine Hutson Weatherly of Appleby
Brothers: Jack Weatherly & wife Lurline of Garrison, Bobby Weatherly of Conroe
Sisters: Jewel Pirtle of Carthage Billie Jean Barnhart & husband Oscar of Douglas Margaret Spivey & husband J.Y. of Garrison Betty Harper Young & husband Jim of Garrison
Grandson: Jeff Miskell of Troup
Granddaughter: Arla Phelps of Jacksonville
Great Grandson: Justin Miskell of Denton
Great Granddaughter: Amie Lynn Adams of Troup
Great Great Grandchildren: Sean Adams, Emory Miskell
Step Sons: Albert Weatherly & wife Peggy of Nacogdoches Milton Weatherly of Athens, Edward Weatherly of Lewisville, Mitchell Weatherly & wife Terry of Colleyville
Special Friend & Caretaker: Sandi Luman

Also a number of nieces, nephews & cousins.

Preceded in death by: First Wife, Lois Travation, Second Wife, Iris Smith Weatherly

Brothers, Preston Weatherly and Hugh Weatherly

Sisters, Ruth Weatherly, Catherine Black, Alma Leta Foley

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


Claudine Haywood Moore,85, of The Stockman Community who passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday April 28, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday and Friday from 6:00 until 9:00 each night.

She was born October 3,1921 to Jim and Stella Adkison Haywood. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by parents Jim & Stella Haywood, Husband Aubrey Moore Sisters Ardell Bardwell, Loraine Haywood, Hester Blackwell and brother James Haywood

Among her survivors include:

Daughters:
Ruby Daley of Carson, MS
Elaine McKinney & husband Stan of Seabrook, TX
Ann Nelson & husband Howard of League City
Kathy Richard of The Stockman Community
Debra Moore of Timpson

8 Grandchildren:
Mike, Cheryl, and Greg Daley
Sandy Greer
Cynthia Pennington
Susan Solimine
Claudia & Carol Sue Clark

9 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Marilyn Griffin of The Stockman Community

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Jerry Stevens - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 75 year old, Jerry Stevens, of Timpson. Services are planned for tomorrow (Friday) in LaMarque. Burial will follow in Grace Cemetery in Hitchcock. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to Timpson Eastern Star, care of: Jo Fleming, 12187 County road 3281 East, Garrison, Texas 75946.

Among Mr. Stevens’ survivors are, his son, Ronnie Stevens, of Santa Fe, daughter, Judy Brittain, of Timpson, and brother, Eddie Stevens, of Houston.


Mrs. Larhonda Gail Redmond - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 48 year old, Mrs. Larhonda Gail Redmond, of Center. Services are tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Redmond’s survivors are, her husband, Willie J. Redmond, of Center, two daughters, KeAundra Redmond, of Nacogdoches, and Precious Redmond, of Center, one son, Jared Redmond, of Center, her mother, Mary Ruth Garrett, of Center, her father, L. W. Garrett, of Center, two sisters, Karen Jackson and Charlotte Garrett, both of Center, and three brothers, Larry Garrett and Vernon Garrett, both of Center, and Reverend Jackie Garrett, of Beaumont.


Acy Young - Frazier Funeral Home of Houston announces services for 92 year old, Acy Young, of Joaquin. Services are Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Mount Olive Church in Joaquin. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday morning beginning at nine o’clock at Mount Olive Church.

Among Mr. Young’s survivors are, his daughter, Evelyn West, of Houston, and four sons, R. C., David, and J. C., all three of Houston, and Jerry, of San Antonio.


04/24/07

Exie Marie Lister - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 70 year old, Mrs. Exie Marie Lister. Services are Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Saint John Baptist Church. Burial will be in Saint John Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Lister’s survivors are her husband, Joe L. Lister, of Center, her mother, Marie Hubbard, of Dallas, seven daughters, Daborah Davis, of Dallas, Evelyn Simon, of Mount Pleasant, Laretha Williams, of Ervin, Annette Polley, of Longview, and Sherron Watts, Tammie Moore, and Marilyn Thompson, all three of Center, four brothers, Randy, Charles and Alvester Hubbard, all of Center, and one sister, Mary Garrett, of Center.

Services for Mrs. Lister are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary.


04/23/07

Richard Thomas Black, 57, of Houston passed away Monday, April 23, 2007 at his home. He was born September 19, 1949 in Houston to James Harold Black and Laura Maybelle Davis Black. Richard was of the Baptist Faith.

Following cremation, the family will have a private memorial service at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors Include: Parents, James and Paula Black of Palestine, Brother, James Black of Deer Park and Brother, Ronald Lee Black of Deer Park.

Preceded in death by: Mother Laura Maybelle Davis Black and Brother Donald Earl Black.

C.E. Carlton, 89 of San Leon passed away Monday, April 23, 2007 at UTMB in Galveston.

Graveside services will be 10 AM, Thursday, April 26, 2007 at Fairview Cemetery with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday April 25, 2007 after 5 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 26, 1917 to Benjamin and Lanora Pinkham Carlton. He is preceded in death by his wife Gwendolyn Corne Smith Carlton.

Amoung his survivors include:
Son: Lon Carlton and wife, Brenda of San Leon, Texas.
Grandson: Curtis Carlton of North Richland Hills.
Granddaughter: Gwen Parker & husband Gregg of Arlington
Step Grandson: Christopher Rudd of Dickerson
Step Granddaughter: Virginia Rudd of Honolulu
Great Grandson: Ethan Carlton of North Richland Hills
Sisters in law: Fannie Hagler of Center.and Relda Carlton of DeKalb
Nephews: Nik Hagler of Pearland and Jeff Carlton of DeKalb
NIeces: Nancy Bailey of Little Rock, Ark. and Karla Ballew of DeKalb

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


Tom Neuenschwander, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away April 22, 2007 in Lufkin. He was born September 30, 1954 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Wilbert Neuenschwander & Betty Jean Heckman. Tom has resided in Shelbyville for the past year. He previously resided in Alvin for 17 years.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County with Chaplain Kathy Norrod officiating.

Survivors include:

Wife, Sherry Neuenschwander of Shelbyville

Daughter, Angela Neuenschwander of Fayetteville, North Carolina

Step-Son, William Baker of Shelbyville

Step-Son, David Jones & wife Bonnie of Elgin, Oklahoma

Granddaughter, Elizabeth Jones of Elgin, Oklahoma

Grandson, David A. Jones of Elgin, Oklahoma

Step-Son, Trey Jones & wife Joey of Germantown, Maryland

Grandson, Declan Jones of Germantown, Maryland

Granddaughter, Mairead Jones of Germantown, Maryland

Sister, Michelle Altnau of Lake Jackson


Mrs. Larhonda Redmond - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 48 year old, Mrs. Larhonda Redmond, of Center


04/22/07

Caely LyAnn Sanders Currie, 16, of Center passed away Friday, April 20, 2007 in Center. She was born May 11, 1990 in Lufkin to Dusty Sanders and Terry Spratley Sanders. Caely was a homemaker and a student. She loved scrapbooking. Caely was a member of the Governor's Program on Abstinence of Louisiana and a volunteer spokesperson on Cystic Fibrosis. She attended Central Baptist Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Max Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:
Son, Damon Currie,
Husband: John Currie of Many, Louisiana,
Father: Dusty Sanders of Center,
Mother: Terry Fugler of Shreveport, La.,
Stepfather: Larry Spratley of Nacogdoches.
Brothers: Casey Sanders of Center, Corey Spratley of Nacogdoches and Cole Fugler of Many, La.
Stepbrothers: Justin Carroll of Joaquin and Jamie Carroll of Joaquin
Stepsister: Jessi Carroll of Joaquin
Grandparents: Rodney and Sonya Golden of Timpson, David and Mae Spratley of Las Vegas, Tommy Hicks of San Antonio and Granny Sis Sanders of Center.

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by, Grandfather: Jack Sanders and Great Grandmother: Allie Mae Wright.

Visitation will be held from 9 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, April24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/15/07

J.W. Hall, 75, of Center passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born June 17, 1931 in Woodsboro to Johnny Hall and Odetus Marsh Hall. Mr. Hall served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Wright, Beau Donaldson, Neil Goings, Johnnie Heibel, Randy Heibel and Brad Hinton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Heibel, Tom White, Ted Holt, Fred Baugh, Bob Pate, Rex Richards & Rodney Golden.

Survivors include:

Wife, Alice Hinton Hall of Center

Daughters:
Carol Looney & husband Gary of Lufkin
Nancy Keeling & husband Gordon of DeBerry

Sister, Sadie Heibel & husband Charlie of Victoria

Sister-in-Law, Gale Hall of Luling

Step-Son, Martin McDaniel of Palestine

Special Step-Daughter, Margaret Goings of Center

Special Step-Daughter-in-Law, Rene’ McDaniel of Center

Grandsons:
Caleb Wright & wife Amanda of DeBerry
Beau Donaldson of Lufkin

Step-Grandson, Neil Goings of San Antonio

Step-Granddaughters:
Jennifer Peery of Terrell
Sara Weise of Victoria
Chelsea McDaniel of Center

Also a number of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Johnnie & Nancy Hall
Brother, Tommie Dale Hall
Step-Son, George McDaniel
Step-Son-in-Law, Gene Goings

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, April 16, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Ross "Woody" Lonergan , 49, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born November 24, 1957 in Chandler, Arizona to James Cecil Lonergan and Pat Vernable Lonergan. Mr. Lonergan was retired from AT&T where he worked as a communication technician. He service in the US Navy and the Air National Guard.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Frank McCardy officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Andrews, Randy Robertson, Billy Mac Walton, Terry Walton, Brandon Bailey and Richard Bailey.

Survivors include:

Wife, Kathryn Bailey Lonergan of Joaquin

Father, James Cecil Lonergan of Houston

Son, Shawn Lonergan of Joaquin

Daughter, Shannon Lonergan of Houston

Brother, Timothy Lonergan & wife Mitzi of Gretna, Louisiana

Sister, Ginger Copelas of New Orleans, Louisiana

Sister-in-Law, Gladys Andrews & husband Rickey of Center

Uncle, Ross Richardson & wife Barbara of Houston

Father-in-Law & Mother-in-Law, Elbert & Ruth Bailey of Center

Grandmother, Syble Irish of Joaquin

Also a number of nieces, cousins and several friends.

Preceded in death by:

Mother, Pat Vernable Lonergan

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Addie Cameron, 84, of Joaquin, went to be with her lord on Saturday April 14, 2007. She passed away at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 17, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R.L. Coudrain and Bro. Hollis Bass officiating, burial will follow at Deadwood Cemetery in Panola County.

Visitation will be Monday April 16, 2007 after 11 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Ms. Cameron was born July 29, 1922 to Allie and Sally Adams Carter. She married Leslie E. Cameron on October 13, 1942. Ms. Cameron was of the Pentecostal faith and very active in church till her health brought her down. She loved her lord and going to church. She also loved helping others anyway she could. Ms. Cameron also enjoyed fishing and if she was a getting a bite she would sit there all day long. That’s just how much she loved her fishing. She was dearly loved and will forever be missed. Grandma would not want us to feel sorry for her, for she has gone on to a better place. God’s Smiling face waits for her at Heaven’s Gates. But just know we will always carry her precious memories in our hearts.

She is preceded in death by her parents Allie and Sally Carter, husband Leslie E. Cameron and Brothers and Sisters.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Ouida Pearl Pierce of Carthage
Gay Nell Barber of Joaquin

Sons:
Cleveburn Cameron of Joaquin
Dennis Ray Cameron of Joaquin

8 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

4 Great Great Grandchildren

Sister:

Winnie Haney of Longview

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


04/13/07

Lorene Foster, 90, of Center passed away Thursday, April 13, 2007 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born June 5, 1916 in Center to Herbert Hughes and Lillie Mae Turner Hughes. Mrs. Foster was an avid art lover. She painted oil still life, oil paintings of children and young people, and did wild bird woodcarvings.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Seth Hancock, Marlin Glyn Hughes, Gaylon Warr, Terry Foster, John Monk & Pat Murphy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Turner, Sammy Monk, Kenneth Warr, Gene Walker, Dylan Hughes and John Hughes.

Survivors include:

Husband, Woodrow Foster of Center

Daughter, Sara Hancock & husband Joe of Henderson

Granddaughter, Amber Joanna Hancock of Denton

Grandson, Seth Foster Hancock of Henderson

Nephews:
Marlin Glyn Hughes & wife Jayne of Nacogdoches
Terry Mike Foster & wife Judy of Center
Wamon Foster of Hart
Leroy Foster of Herford
David Foster of California
Keith Foster of Missouri

Nieces:
Carol Ann McCarty & husband Bill
Marie Koster & husband Ed of Vermont
Royce Ray Case of West Texas

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Herbert Hughes & Lillie Mae Turner Hughes

Brother & Sister-in-Law, Marlin & Uletha Hughes

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/12/07

Bertha Ann Brittain, 65, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born February 19, 1942 in Center to Jessie Meyers and Audrey Adams Meyers. Ms. Brittain was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Mark Woolf officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Braxton, David Adkison, Jason Meyers, Mike Braxton, Charles Barr and Shannon Langford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Braxton, Tony Meyers, Steven Evans, Bruce Koonce and Franklin Doggett.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Johnny Brittain & wife Tammy of Center
Ronny Brittain of Tenaha
Eugene Brittain of Navasota
Ricky Brittain of Palestine

Daughters:
Deborah Dennis & husband Randy of Joaquin
Laura Griffin of Center
Cindy Langford & husband Shannon of Center

13 Grandchildren

8 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, Jack Meyers & wife Linda of Jasper

Sister-in-law, Avis Moss & husband Barney and Mary Lou Miller

Brother -in-law, J. I. Brittain & wife Pauline

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

Preceded in death by husband, Tye Brittain.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM, Friday, April 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Bobby Patrick Barbee, 53, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007. He was born April 12, 1953 in the Short Community of Shelby County to Archie Barbee and Faye Deason Barbee. Mr. Barbee was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist and the Texas Logging Council.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Carrol Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Derek Barbee, Brandon Barbee, Coby Barbee, Jeremy Snider, Anthony Harkness, Justin Barbee, Clay Barbee and Dusty Barbee.

Survivors include:

Wife, Sharon Barbee of Shelbyville

Son, Adam Barbee & wife Jamie of Center

Son, Logan Barbee of Shelbyville

Daughter, Kristy Barbee of Houston

Grandson, Mason Barbee of Center

Sisters:
Barbara McDonald of Garrison
Beverly Walker of Garrison
JoAnn Rushing & husband Bill of Center
Vickie Snider & husband James of Huxley
Linda Faye Cougler & husband Everett of Center
Rhonda Holloway & husband Robert of Center
Carolyn Harkness & husband Ricky of Center

Brothers:
John Barbee & wife Ginnie of Center
“Bo” Archie Barbee & wife Cindy of Center
Ricky Barbee & wife Tammy of Center
Donald Barbee & wife Julie of Logansport
Denel Ray Barbee & wife Rosy of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Archie Barbee & Faye Deason Barbee
Brother, William Marshall Barbee

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/10/07

Martha Sue Crayne Billingsley, 73, of Tatum, was born January 7, 1934 in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. to Charley Crayne and Lena Russell Crayne. She passed away April 7, 2007 in her home in Tatum after a lengthy illness. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements for cremation are by East Texas Funeral Home of Longview. Survivors include her husband Burl Billingsley of Tatum, Daughter Christine Roberts of Tatum, Sister-in-law May Armstrong of Longview, Brother-in-law Ray Billingsley of Gurdon, AR., Sister Florine Wilson of Little Rock, AR., Granddaughter Stephanie Underbrink, and Justin Underbrink and Alecia Underbrink Great Grandchildren all of Center, Texas.


Mrs. Lee Argie Crockett - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 56 year old, Mrs. Lee Argie Crockett, of Shelbyville.


Mrs. Ersel Mae Chumley McClelland - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 89 year old, Mrs. Ersel Mae Chumley McClelland, of Orange. Services are tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock at Todd Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Rather Cemetery.

Among Mrs. McClellands, survivors are one daughter, Lillie Joe Richards, of Orange, and one sister, Ms. Vernie Chumley, of Center


04/09/07

William “Billy” McNeese, age 77 of Huxley “Harvey’s Landing” passed away Monday April 9, 2007 at the V.A. Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be:
1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.
Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, family will have visitation from 5:00 pm until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 11, 1929 in Dallas, Texas to parents, William Oscar McNeese and Irene Furlow McNeese who precede him in death. He was a butcher, baker and chef for many years in the Military and in the Dallas area. He owned and operated several restaurants in this area.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1948 until 1951. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret McNeese.

He is survived by:
Sister & Brother-in-law: Sue & Harry Murdock of Center
Brother & Sister-in-law; Jerry & Helen McNeese of Jal, New Mexico
Sister: Carol Williams of Breckenridge, Texas

Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Step Children:
Gary Gilbert of Ohio
Rev. Billy Gilbert & wife, Prisca of Sweeny

Number of Nieces & Nephews

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


Oneita Vaughn age 85 of Huxley passed away Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007 at her home in Huxley.

Services will be: 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2007 ~Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley and Bro. Lamar Denby officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Visitation is Monday, April 09, 2007 and continue until service time on Tuesday at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 13, 1921 in Shelby County, Texas to parents Hearn & Nettie Eddins Brittain. Many years ago she taught school at The Liberty School, Eddins School, Strong School and Browns Chapel School.

She was a lifelong member of the Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hearn & Nettie Brittain, Brothers, Hershell Brittain, Lamar Brittain, Hugh “Cotton” Brittain & Joe Brittain.

She is survived by:

Husband of 59 years: Jake Vaughn of Huxley

Daughter: Lynette Vaughn of Huxley

Step Daughter: Margaret Cockrell & husband, Jerry of Joaquin

Grandchildren: Charles Elliott & wife, Mandi of Carthage, Stephen Elliott & wife, Kelly of San Augustine

Step Grandchildren: Ricky Cockrell & wife, Kathy, Brad Cockrell & wife, Lisa of Joaquin

Great-Grandchildren: Hunter, Tanner & Physher Elliott

Step Great-Grandchildren: Brandon & Katelyn Cockrell and Meagan & Allyson Cockrell of Joaquin

Sister: Marjorie Lundy & Husband, Lee of Austonio

Brother, Ben Brittain & wife, Shirley of the Beech Grove Community

Sisters-in-law: Eula Long of Huxley and Catherine Rash of Monticello, Arkansas

Special Caregiver: Cassandra Swindle of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces, Nephews Cousins and Friends

Pallbearers: David Jones, Chuck Raymond, Aubrey Gene Elliott, Phillip Chambliss, Ricky Cockrell & Brad Cockrell

Honorary Pallbearers: Larry O’rear, Rusty Hall, Travis Long, Jerry Cockrell & Jeremiah Jones

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


Mary Louise Griggs was born on June 6, 1921 in Waxahachie, Texas and died April 9, 2007 in Center, Texas. She married G.W. Griggs in 1946 and was a devoted Baptist preacher’s wife until his death in 2001. Until recently, she was active in her Sunday School and church at Neuville Baptist.

She is survived by three daughters, eight grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Oldest daughter Nancy and her husband Ronnie Perry live in Center. Their boys and their families are Ron, Alicia, and Connor from Waxahachie, Texas. Steven, Amanda, and Keeley from Ft. Worth, Texas. Tim Perry and Chris Perry are from Center, Texas.

Middle daughter Debra and her husband James Carroll live in Joaquin , Texas . Their sons are Clint and wife Deslyn from Whitehouse, Texas and Clayton from Joaquin.

Youngest daughter Cathy and her husband Charles Conway live in Center, Texas . Their daughters, and their families are Mindy, Matt and Preston Peveto from Houston, Texas. Laura, Wes and Bethany Kilpatrick from Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mrs. Griggs is survived by daughter-in-law LaVerne from Azle, Texas, two sister-in-laws, Geneva Esselman and Berta Lane Esselman from Waxahachie, Texas and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gene and Norma Terry also from Waxahachie. She also has many nieces and nephews. One special niece is Marilyn Harris from Lorena , Texas and best friend and telephone buddy Mrs. Chris Waller from the Neuville Community.

Services will be held by Bro. Marion Huckaby at Mangum Funeral Home at 2:00 Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10, 2007 from 5:00 until 9:00. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be her six grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be her two granddaughters.

Services under the directions of Mangum Funeral Home


Minnie Estelle Huckabay, 93, of Alamo, Texas, passed away Saturday April 7, 2007.

Graveside services will be 10 AM Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Pine Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Billy Freeman. Visitation will be Monday, April 9, 2007 from 3 PM until 5 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 13, 1913 to David and Minnie Sellers Perkins. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Edinburg.

She is preceded in death by parents David and Minnie Perkins and husband James Udell Huckabay and Son, James David Huckabay.

She is survived by: Daughter; Shirley Smith and husband Leon of Alamo, Texas, Daughter-in-law, Vickie Crump Huckabay of Liberty, Texas. 7 Grandchildren: sheryl Gassiott, Lisa Barth, Karen Hatzold, Scott Huckabay, Leslie Shaw, Michael Huckabay and Brittany Huckabay.

11 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great, Great Grandchild

Sister: Lillian Crump of Timpson
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


Katy Brown Maxin - Age 78 Passed away Easter Sunday at WK Hospital in Shreveport , La. Formally of Timpson. Married Daniel Maxin of Canton , Oh. She was a Mother and homemaker. There will be services for Katy Maxin at The Nacogdoches Christian Fellowship Church. Located at 1701 E. Main. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.All are welcome for the services. Funeral to follow.

Survivors include two sons: Mike Wood of Texas City , TX . Danny Crawford of Center, TX.

Five daughters: Diane D.’Asaro of Conyers, GA. Wanda Faye Suarez of Houston , TX . Jenny Porter of Pasadena , TX

Ann Maxin of Nacogdoches , TX . , Leslie Blacksher of Nacogdoches , TX .

Husband of 60 years: Daniel D. Maxin

17 Grandchidren and 11 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death: Father Ike Brown and Mother Eunice Brown

One brother: Jack Brown

One sister: Margaret


04/06/07

LaMerle Duncan McCoy, 86, of Royse City, a former 20 year resident of Joaquin, passed away Friday, April 6, 2007. She was born November 26, 1920 in Joaquin to Robert Duncan and Lorene Kendall Duncan. Ms. McCoy attended the Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center.

Funeral services will be held 3:00pm, Monday, April 9, 2007, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Pastor R.B. Elumbaugh and Pastor David Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She is survived by:

Son, Don McCoy & wife Anita of Royse City

Brother, Leo Duncan & wife Avis of Shelbyville

Grandson, Dwayne McCoy & wife Jennifer of Katy

Great Grandchildren, Christian and Carlee

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Robert Duncan & Lorene Kendall Duncan

Husband, Waymon McCoy

Brothers, Lamar and Elvin Duncan

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM, Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Tommie Yates Furlow, 68, of Keithville, Louisiana passed away Friday, April 6, 2007 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born June 17, 1938 in Joaquin to Thomas Yates and Dovie Hinton Yates. Mrs. Furlow was a member of the Mansfield Road Baptist Church and also a member of the Red Hat Society.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Glenn Scruggs and Bro. Donald Ray Bush officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Husband, Buck D. Furlow of Keithville, Louisiana

Daughter, Debbie Mahaffey of Slidell, Louisiana

Son, Jimmy Matthews of Shreveport, Louisiana

Stepdaughter, Pam Coleman of Keithville, Louisiana

Stepdaughter, Peggy Kolb of Kimberling City, Missouri

Stepson, Buck E. Furlow of Blanchard, Louisiana

8 Great Grandchildren

6 Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Thomas Yates and Dovie Hinton Yates

Two Brothers and One Sister

Son, Donnie Matthews

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 7, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/05/07

Marty Ray Brittain Jr. 51, passed away Wednesday April 4, 2007 as a result of a car accident.

Graveside Services are 10 a.m. Saturday April 7, 2007 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating.
Visitation will be Friday April 6, 2007.

He was born September 27, 1955 to Marty Ray Brittain Sr. and Virginia Palmer Brittain. He graduated from Center High School in 1974. He was a Dozer Operator at TXU in Beckville where he has worked for 29 years. He was a member of Center Christian Church.

He is preceded in death by his father Marty Ray Brittain Sr.
He is survived by:
Wife:
Kathy Wheeler Brittain of Center
Son:
Johnathan Brittain of Center
Daughter:
Ashley Brittain of Center
Mother:
Virginia Palmer Brittain of Center
Sister:
Sharon Stewart
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law:
Gilbert and Kathryn Wheeler of Center
Sister-in-law:
Pam Wheeler Hibbard & husband Wallace of Tyler
Brother-in-law:
Don Wheeler & wife Cheri of Center

Visitation for Marty Ray Brittain will be Friday, April 6, 2007, from 9 AM to 9 PM

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


04/04/07

Kelly Dean Stockton, 59, passed away Monday April 2, 2007 in his home in Dallas, Texas. He was born April 14, 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a graduate of Cascia Hall and Tulsa University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kelly was in the outdoor advertising business for over 35 years and especially enjoyed his affiliation with Texas Stadium over the years. He was a true sports enthusiast and an avid golfer. Kelly was a member of Signature Athletic Club and considered himself a born Oklahoma Sooner! To say Kelly spearheaded all parties and events is an understatement. Socially and professionally, Kelly was fun loving and the life of the party. He was considered a “true giver” and played Santa Claus year round!

Visitation will be at Sparkman/Dickey Funeral Home in Dallas on Wednesday April 4, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Sparkman/Dickey Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 4:30 pm April 5, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Kelly is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Monette; furry children Bacardi and Taz; brothers Tommy and wife Cindy of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Danny and wife Carolyn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; in-laws Montie and Deck Jones and Keith and Amanda Wagnon of Center, Texas and seven nieces and nephews.

Kelly is preceded in death by his parents Dean and Genevieve Stockton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wish with Wings, 917 W. Sanford Street, Arlington, Texas 76012


04/02/07

Angela Smith, 50, of Carthage, formerly of Timpson, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007. She was born October 1, 1956 in Hever, California to Hubert Parkman and Janie Trujillo Parkman. Ms. Smith was of the Baptist faith.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Dereka Jane Binstock of San Francisco, California

Son, David Lee Binstock, Jr. of Napa, California

Sister, Susann Sancton of Joaquin

Brother: Darrell Lee Parkman & wife Angela of Gilmer

Parents, Hubert & Janie Parkman of Tenaha

Also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including special friend, Angie Salias

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until service time on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Etoula Moore-Watson
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 86 year old, Etoula Moore-Watson, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home.

Among Ms. Watson’s survivors are one daughter, Glenda Brittain, of Timpson, and one sister, Burlene Anderson, of Timpson.


Sallie Young Parker, 95, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Sallie Garrett Young was born on November 11, 1911 in Marshall, the daughter of Robert Hall Young and Bertha Love Heartstill Young.

Mrs. Parker was the widow of Heber C. Parker who owned and operated Parker Brothers Motor Company for many years. She moved to San Augustine when she was four years old and graduated from San Augustine High School in 1928. She attended T.W.U., then Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth for one year and was on the tennis team. Mrs. Parker worked nine years for R.C. Downs of San Augustine, cotton buyer and president of First National Bank. On April 9, 1939 she married Heber C. Parked and moved to Center. Sallie & Heber were the parents of two children, Nancy Lynn, born in 1942, and James Perry “Jimmy”, born in 1944. Sallie was a member of First United Methodist Church; a member of United Methodist Women; past treasurer, member and past president of the Women’s Reading Club and a former member and president of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 2, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating.


04/01/07

Leta Fleming Lansford, 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born August 24, 1920 in Center to James C. Fleming and Ollie Campbell Fleming. Ms. Lansford retired after working for many years in the dietary department at Shelby General and Memorial Hospital. She was of the Nazarene faith.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Eugene Doan officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Lansford, Ric Lee, Todd Chapman and Christopher Chapman.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Rita Danner of Center
Sue Chapman of Center
Vicki Lee and husband Michael of Center

Son, Mark Lansford of & wife Debbie of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Todd Chapman of Nacogdoches
Dani Lewis & husband Scott of Little Elm
Melissa Lee & husband Ric
Jeremy Lansford & ife Tiffany of Longview
Elizabeth Lansford Wilson of Center
Joseph Brandon Lansford of Lufkin

Great Grandchildren:
Steven Chapman, , Krista Chapman, Christopher Chapman, Caitlyn Lewis, Casey Lewis, Victoria Lee, Harrison Lee and
Jayden Lansford

Brother, J.C. Fleming & wife Marie of Beaumont

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James C. Fleming & Ollie Campbell Fleming
Husband, Douglas Lansford
Four Sisters & One Brother
Grandsons, Brandon Hardy & Matthew Lansford
Great Grandson, Grayson Lee

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of A New Beginning Church, PO Box 48, Center, Texas 75935.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, April 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Angela Smith, 50 year old Angela Smith of Carthage formerly of Tenaha. Ms. Smith died Friday in Carthage. Services time and family to be announced.

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

George DeWitt Moran, age 90 of Tomball passed away Friday, March 30, 2007.
Graveside Service will be 12:00 Monday, April 2, 2007 New Hope Cemetery, Center, TX. with Ron Petree officiating.
He was born Nov. 16, 1916 in Thornton, AR, he served in the US Navy and he worked as a draftsman for Cameron Iron Works in Houston for many years. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He is preceded in death by parents, Veo Valdex & Annie Irene (Sindle) Moran and his wife, Marjorie Beck Moran.

He is survived by Numerous Nieces and Nephews,
Great Nieces & Nephews, Great Great Nieces and Nephews

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

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03/30/07

Garry Stephen Walker, 68, of Onalaska, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Saturday March 31, 2007 at Pine Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Mark Woolf officiating.

He was born August 30, 1938 to Ray G. and Viola Walker.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ray and Viola Walker.

He is survived by: 2 Children, Kelli martinez and husband Frank of Clear Lake, Texas, and John Melcher of Clear Lake, Texas. 4 Grandchildren: Austin, Samantha, Jennifer & Gabriella. 1 Great Granddaughter: Brooklyn and Uncle: Jess Coleman and wife Enola.

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


Reverend W.R. Gardner - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for Reverend W. R. Gardner, of Carthage. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Carthage. His body will lie in state from 10 until 11 in the morning tomorrow (Saturday) at the church. Reverend Gardner was the pastor of Gates Chapel Baptist Church in Shelbyville for 25 years.


Leon McCollister - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 72 year old, Mr. Leon McCollister, of Tenaha. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock at Saint John Baptist Church in Tenaha. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery.

Among Mr. McCollister’s survivors are four sisters, Betty Tutt and LuCrecia Henderson, both of Tenaha, Doris Bussey, of Seattle, Washington, and Mary Ann Christopher, of Mansfield, Louisiana.


Flowler Tot Green - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Fowler Tot Green, of Lake Jackson, and formerly of Bobo. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock at Taylor Chapel. Interment will be in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Among Mr. Green’s survivors are his wife, Anna Belle Screws-Green, of Lake Jackson, and his daughter, Trina Green Taylor, of Lake Jackson.


03/29/07

Sallie Young Parker, 95, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Sallie Garrett Young was born on November 11, 1911 in Marshall, the daughter of Robert Hall Young and Bertha Love Heartstill Young.

Mrs. Parker was the widow of Heber C. Parker who owned and operated Parker Brothers Motor Company for many years. She moved to San Augustine when she was four years old and graduated from San Augustine High School in 1928. She attended T.W.U., then Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth for one year and was on the tennis team. Mrs. Parker worked nine years for R.C. Downs of San Augustine, cotton buyer and president of First National Bank. On April 9, 1939 she married Heber C. Parked and moved to Center. Sallie & Heber were the parents of two children, Nancy Lynn, born in 1942, and James Perry “Jimmy”, born in 1944. Sallie was a member of First United Methodist Church; a member of United Methodist Women; past treasurer, member and past president of the Women’s Reading Club and a former member and president of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 2, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Nancy Pederson & husband Paul of Waco

Son, Jimmy Parker & wife Anne of Center

Granddaughters:
Ashley Parker of Seattle, Washington
Lisa Parker of Center

Grandson, Brandt Parker & wife Lisa of Austin

Sister, Ellen Love Burrows of Austin

Brother, Heartsill Young of Mason

Also numerous nephews and nieces.

Special friends are Fannie Jackson, Lola B. Phillips, Pearl Burgay.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Hicks Mortuary announces services for 69 year old, Wilbert Ira “Wildcat” McClelland. Services are Friday afternoon at two o’clock at Mount Zion C-M-E Church. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. McClelland’s survivors are his wife, Myrtis M. McClelland, one daughter, Kristi R. McClelland, one son, Anthony McClelland, and two brothers, Doctor Charles Tatum, of Houston, and Willard McClelland, of Center.


03/25/07

Bruce Wagnon, 63, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born March 28, 1943 in Warren, Arkansas to Floyd A. Wagnon and Georgia Berryman Wagnon. Mr. Wagnon served in the US Army during Vietnam, where he received a Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, a Purple Heart, a Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation Badge, and a Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal First Class Unit Citation. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. Mr. Wagnon retired from SWB and was a member of the SWB Pioneers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 29, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Michael Hale, Rev. Carl Smith and Steve Wagnon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be John Doggett, Barry Doggett, Clay Wagnon, Tracy Collins, Bob Covington, Ken Ramsey, Harold Osborne and Todd Baldwin.

Honorary Pallbearers will Joe Ellis, Hal Wyatt, Franky Adams and Claude Lucas.

Survivors include:

Wife, Elaine Wagnon of Center

Sons:

Brett Wagnon of Center

Daniel Wagnon & wife Sheila of Lewisville

Joel Wagnon of Center

Grandchildren:

Grace Wagnon of Center

Luke Wagnon of Lewisville

Brothers:

George Wagnon & wife Laura of Warren, Arkansas

Keith Wagnon & wife Amanda of Center

Mother-in-Law, Barbara Bittick of Center

Brother-in-Law, Bruce Bittick of Center

Sister-in-Law, Marlene Doggett & husband John of Center

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

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Floyd A. Wagnon & Georgia Berryman Wagnon

Brother, Bobby Wagnon

Father-in-Law, J.C. Bittick

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Harold Edwar Lewis Sr.63, of Joaquin passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Lewis was born August 8, 1943 in Houston to Harold Garner Lewis and Lela Winifred Perry Lewis. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Lewis was an electrician. He was a member of the NRA, enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to watch his grandchildren play sports.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Thad Mills officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Randy Woodcox, Rick Kirby, Jason Harvey, Timothy Wilkerson, Michael Joe Byrd, Bo Posey, Justin Runnels and Timothy Mills. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Tomlinson, Thomas Harvey, Glenn Byrd and Orville Davis.

Survivors include:
Sons: Harold Edward "Bubba" Lewis Jr. and wife Celeste of Joaquin. and Jerry Lewis of Joaquin.
Daughters: Candy Cox and husband Roy of Joaquin and Sheri Lewis of Joaquin.
Seven Grandchildren: Jameie Baskin, Bradley Lewis, Brandi Lewis, Benjamin Baskin Jr, Amanda Lewis, Justin Lewis and Jamie Raimond.
Three Great Grandchildren:
Host of nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Harold Garner Lewis and Lela Winifred Perry Lewis

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday, March 26, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


03/24/07

Iris Wooley, 80, of Tenaha passed away Friday, March 23, 2007 in Longview. She was born May 30, 1926 in Tenaha to James Arthur Erwin and Ruby Emma Goolsby Erwin. Ms. Wooley retired from Superior Oil Company where she was employed as an accounting clerk. She was a member of the Tuesday Night Painting Group, The Do Dat Graft Group and the Methodist Women's Crafting Group.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Jim Bradley officiating.

Memorials may be made to ASPCA Tributes, 110 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Survivors Include:
Daughter; Joann Ballou and husband Jeffrey Scott of North Troy, Vernont

Brothers;
Paul Erwin and wife Frances of Texarkana, Arkansas
Jack V. Erwin and wife Alma of Liberty, Texas

Sister; Betty Jean Childress of Joaquin

Nieces and Nephews:
Linda Jane Weaver, Diane Roquemore, Artie Erwin, Don Erwin, Carter Erwin, Brad Erwin and Cindy Childress

Preceded in death by:
Husband; Denson Sapho Wooley
Parents; James Arthur Erwin and Ruby Emma Goolsby Erwin
Brother and sister-in-law; James Carter Erwin and Pauline

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


03/23/07

Jessie Mae Bolton - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 61 year old, Jessie Mae Bolton, of Shelbyville and formerly of Palestine. Services are Sunday afternoon at Triumph First Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Bolton’s survivors are her husband, L. B. Bolton, Senior, of Center, one son, Kenneth Bolton, of Center, one daughter, Gloria Nays, of Palestine, three sisters, Lola Phillips, and Gwendolyn Singh, both of Center, and Vera Brown, of Nacogdoches, and one brother, Billy Cartwright, of Center.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


03/20/07

Sarah Emmaline Adame, 17, of the Patroon Community in Shelby County, Texas passed away Friday, March 16, 2007. She was born November 3, 1989 in Sarasota, Florida to James Adame and Pamela Hale Adame. Sarah was a student at Hemphill High School where she participated in UIL, drill team, the drama club, varsity soccer, the gourmet club and was president of the Robotics Club. She had been a resident of Patroon for the past six months, having previously lived in Birmingham, Pennsylvania and Seattle, Washington.

At the family’s request, Sarah has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 23, 2007 at First Assembly of God Church in San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Jeff Headrick officiating.

Survivors include:

Mother, Pamela Hale of Seattle, Washington

Father, James Adame & wife Katherine of Birmingham, Pennsylvania

Sister, Eve Marie Adame of Birmingham, Pennsylvania

Brother, James Adame of Birmingham, Pennsylvania

Grandparents, James & Barbara Hale of the Patroon Community, Shelby County, Texas

Grandmother, Margaret Trott of Tyler, Texas

Grandfather, Fred Adame of Viera, Florida

Great Grandfather, Rev. Harry S. Coons, Jr. of Seminole, Texas

Great Grandmother, Letha Mae Hale of San Augustine, Texas

Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins & a host of friends.

Memorials can be made to the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, Washington, 98109.


Ellie Wilson-Quinn - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Ellie Wilson-Quinn, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Ms. Quinn’s survivors is one daughter, Iris Bailey, of Timpson, and special friend and caregiver, Frankie Mae Newcomer, of Timpson.


James Alford, 72, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2007. He was born October 6, 1934 in Tenaha to Noble L. Alford and Clotile Brown Alford. Mr. Alford attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Timpson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 22, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Decker, Joseph Graves, Joseph Arnold, Edward McEachern, Clint McEachern and David Wayne Alford.

Survivors include:

Wife, Jerry Alford of Center

Daughters:

Mary Graves & husband Junior of Tenaha

Penny Barchett & husband Bill of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Royalene McEachern & husband Edward of San Augustine

Kay Nichols of Huntington

Sons:

Noble Alford & wife Pam of Center

James Alford of Plano

David Alford & wife Terri of Timpson

Nicky Nichols & wife Kelly of Smithville

Granchildren:

Kendra Arnold & husband Joseph, James Michael Decker, Joseph Michael Graves, Amber Alford, Khristina Snider & husband Josh, David Wayne Alford & wife Mary, Kellie Walker & husband Noah, Joe McCallum & wife Jennifer, John McCallum, Nicki Lee Nichols, Scott Nichols, Seth Nichols, Ashley McEachern, Clint McEachern.

Great Grandchildren:

Mackenzi Alford, Jesse Snider, Blake Walker, Bella Kate Alford, Reece McCallum, Tatum McCallum

Sisters:

Tulia Browning of Aqua Dulce

Lenora Hughes of Tenaha

Christeria Holloway of Center

Betty Adams of Moores Hill, Indiana

Alice Deloney of Garrison

Jackie Allen of Henderson

Brother, William Dee Alford & wife Ann of Moores Hill, Indiana

Brother-in-Law, Billie Sam Donnell & wife Alice of Melrose

Sister-in-Law, Marie Shannon of Chireno

Mother-in-Law, Connie Donnell of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by:

Grandsons, Cody Wayne Alford & Bryan Lee McEachern

Granddaughter, Susie Elizabeth Decker

Brother, John Alford

Father-in-Law, Sam Donnell

Daughter-in-Law, Toni Shofner Alford

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/19/07

Kenneth Paul Billingsley - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Kenneth Paul Billingsley, of Center and formerly of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from five until eight o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Billingsley’s survivors are his brother, Byron Billingsley, of Timpson, and his sister, Nina Hughes, of Center.


03/18/07

Blanche Duncan Wilburn, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007. She was born August 14, 1917 in Shelbyville to Albert Volner Duncan and Ada Blackstock Duncan. Ms. Wilburn was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, March 19, 2007 at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.

Pallbearers will be Billy Clyde Duncan, Spencer Fenton, Lewis Harbison & Johnny Hargrove.

Survivors include:

Son, Charles E. “Scotty” Wilburn & wife Jimmye of Lake Deerwood

Grandchildren:

Angie Wilburn of Katy

Tonya Fenton & husband Spencer of Shelbyville

Ginger Bekker of Carthage

Great Grandchildren:

Hannah Fenton

Max Fenton

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Albert Volner Duncan & Ada Blackstock Duncan

Husband, Eric Wilburn

Daughter, Gail Williamson

Brother, Cleo Duncan

Sister, Lois Boyett

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am 12:30 pm, Monday, March 19, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/16/07

Lenora G. Prothro, 80 of Joaquin passed away Friday, March 16, 2007 at the home of her daughter in Joaquin.
Services will be 2pm Monday, March 19, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, her body will be cremated after the services and her cremains will be buried at Jackson Cemetery beside her husband at a later date.

Visitation will be Monday morning beginning at 10am and continue until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 9, 1927 in Natchitoches, LA to parents, Benjamin & Mae Thomason Garcia. She was a homemaker and she was of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bennie & Mae Garcia.

She is survived by:

Daughter & Son-in-law: Brenda & Paul Grant of Joaquin

Son & Daughter-in-law: Stanley & Carol Prothro of Newalla, OK

Grandchildren:

Shanna & Michael Murphey of Joaquin

Brian Grant of Galveston

Shelia & Michael Hale of Edmond, OK

Great Grandchilden:

Caleb & Raelyn Hill

Ellieana Hale

2 Sisters:

Bennie Mae Johnson of Lake Charles, LA

Bobbie Gray of Natchitoches, LA

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


Yvain Rushing - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 46 year old, Mr. Yvain Rushing, of Center. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2:30 at Triumph Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. Rushing’s survivors are one son, Yvinski Rushing, of Nacogdoches, two brothers, Jimmy Rushing, of Center, and Darry Lynn Rushing, of Beaumont, and three sisters, Cynthia Hooks, of San Angelo, Benita Lynn Washington, of Center, and LaMikah Latrese Rushing, of San Antonio.


03/14/07

Billy Isbell, age70, of Shelbyville (the Patroon Community) passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at his home.
Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Henry Hughes Officiating, burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be Friday starting at 6:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 16, 1936 in Runnels County, Texas to parents, James & Carrie (Taylor) Isbell. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Isbell.

He worked for Champion Paper Company in Pasadena for many years. He was a member of the Neuville Baptist Church.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jerry Nell (Berry) Isbell of Patroon

Children:

Josh Isbell of Sweetwater

Jace Isbell of Danbury

Jeree Bunch of Pearland

Mark Foster of Sugarland

Lisa Martinez of Deer Park

Brother, Donald Isbell of Brownwood

Sister, Jolaine Watson of Beaumont

Sister, Verlaine Lafferty of Leander

Pallbearers will be, Jordan Bunch, Blake Isbell, Eric Isbell, Steven Berry, Michael Morehouse, Matthew Morehouse, Robert Berry and Michael Martinez

Honorary Pallbearers will be, Charlie Smith, Charles Hall, Marshall Windham, Joe Ellis and Jacob Bunch

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


Peggy Boles Verbosky, 77, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2007 in Houston. She was born April 18, 1929 in Lufkin to Vessie Victor Boles and Gladys Florence Warren Boles. Ms. Boles was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Randy Ledbetter officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Vikki Carpenter & husband Wayne of Bayou Vista

Daughter, April Box & husband Randy of Spring

Son, Norman “Chip” Verbosky & wife Christina of The Woodlands

Grandchildren:

Kimberly Martin & husband Tom

Larry Wunderlich & wife Myla

Christina Verbosky

Crystal Verbosky

Megan Verbosky

Great Grandchildren:

Brock Martin

Kynan Wunderlich

Bella Wunderlich

Sister-in-Law:

Mary Boles of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Vessie Victor Boles and Gladys Florence Warren Boles

Siblings; Kenneth LaMerle McCulley, May Katherine Street and Billy Bruce Boles

Memorials can be made to Rainbow Connection at UTMB Galveston, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77555-0361.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


W. J. Starr - Services for Reverend W. J. Starr, Pastor of the Bright Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at one o’clock at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church on M-L-K in Center. Visitation is this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight p.m. at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church. Interment will be in Nacogdoches.


Mary Liza Price - Hicks’ Mortuary announces services for 86 year old, Mary Liza Price. Services are this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock at Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Price’s survivors are three sons, Willie Price, of Hawkins, Claudell Price, of Georgia, and Freddie Price, of San Antonio, two daughters, Jessie Mae Price, of Center, Margie Nell Jackson, of Colorado, and one sister, Bertha Hill-Bryant, of Houston.


Minnie Mae Luman - Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage announces services for 77 year old, Mrs. Minnie Mae Luman, of Tenaha. Services are tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock at Hawthorn Chapel. Interment will be in Mount Herman Cemetery in Center. The family will receive friends this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Among Mrs. Luman’s survivors are one son, Dale Luman, of Jasper, one sister, Geraldine Smith, of Tenaha, and one brother, Carl Smith, of Gary.


Ervin DeWayne Williams - Hicks’ Mortuary announces services for 25 year old, Ervin DeWayne Williams, of Center. Services are Saturday, March 17th, at 11 o’clock in the morning at East Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his father and step mother, Johnny E. Williams and Beverly, of Center, his wife, Collette Swindle, of Center, one daughter, Taigan Williams, one son, Khyle Daniels, two brothers, Gary Williams, of Tyler, and Nakyu Williams, of Center, and one sister, Renaudi Handy, of San Augustine.


03/12/07

Annie Bernice Towns, 96, of Center, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007. She was born August 23, 1910 in Tenaha to Aullen Andrew Robertson and Annie Belle Cook Robertson. Ms. Towns was a member of First Baptist Church in Timpson. She was also a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, having retired from Southwestern Bell.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Sammy Eldridge and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Charles Hooker, Bobby Watson, Micky Ray, Misty Ray, Kevin McLawchlin, Kevin Michael McLawchlin, Woody Jernigan & Jerry Hammers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church & Charles Towns.

Survivors include:

Son, Mike Towns & wife Becky of Center

Granddaughters:

Lisa McLawchlin & husband Kevin of Timpson

Misty Ray of Center

Grandson:

Micky Ray & wife Melinda of Houston

Great Granddaughters:

Michelle McLawchlin of Timpson

Marissa McLawchhlin of Timpson

Morgan Ray of Houston

Meghan Ray of Houston

Great Grandson:

Kevin Michael McLawchlin of Timpson

Special friend, Miriam Jernigan of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews & a host of friends.

Preceded by:

Husband, Ebben Towns

Sisters: Gladys Barnes, Sallie Hooker, Eddie Templin

******Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home********


Harry Williams - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Harry Williams, of Center. Mr. Williams passed away Friday, March 9, 2007 in Nacogdoches. He was born August 14, 1925 in Marion, North Carolina to Grover Williams and Mary Polberg Williams. Mr. Williams served his country in the Navy during World War II. He was a lineman with Southwestern Bell until 1985 when he retired with 33 years of service. Mr. Williams was a member of the Sardis Methodist Church.

Graveside services are tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at one o’clock at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his daughter, Sherry Bishop, of Colorado, and four brothers, Talley Williams, Jack Williams, Fred Williams, and Frank Williams, all of North Carolina.

Preceded in death by Wife, Erma Smith Williams.


03/08/07

Hazel Lee Edwards, 89, of Center, passed away Monday, March 5, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1917 in Alto, Texas to Aldredge Eugene Lawrence and Harriet Sharlotte Lewis Lawrence.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Weches Cemetery in Houston County with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:

Sister, Edna Marie Billman of Mission

Nephews:

Albert W. Billman of Mission

Laurence B. Billman of Edinburg

Danny Ray Lawrence of Center

Aldredge Eugene Lawrence of Weslaco

Jon Dee Lawrence of Laredo

Timothy Lawrence of Houston

Nieces:

Brenda K. Lawrence of Center

Alma Lee Lawrence of Houston

Preceded in death by Husband, Bennett Edwards


03/06/07

Irene Oliver Bailey, 93, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born September 8, 1913 in Livingston, Texas to John O. Oliver and Addie Richards Oliver. Irene was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and friend. Her Christian example of her life touched not only her family but all who knew her. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church for over 50 years where she was also a Sunday school teacher.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Marion Huckaby and Bro. Clifton Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center

Pallbearers will be Charles Conway, Wendy Whitlock, Billy Don Ross, Jerry Conway, Randy Robertson and Ronnie Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be John Paul Samford and Lonnie Traxler.

Survivors include:

Son, Doug Bridwell of Center

Step Daughters:

Wanda Bailey Fleming & husband Scotty of Center

Bobbie Sue Bailey Smith & husband Miles of Mineola

Grandchildren:

Pam Alford & husband Noble of Center

Jeff Bridwell & wife Cindy of Center

Great Grandchildren:

Cherry, Michelle, Justin

Great Great Grandchild:

Dustin

Sister-in-Law: Ollie Oliver of Texas City

Special Niece & Nephew: Peggy & Will Haden of Texas City

Daughter-in-Law: Sue Bailey Monsour & husband Billy of Logansport

Step Grandchildren:

Shea Fleming Swindler & husband Clay, LaTonya Bailey Clark & husband Cody, Myla Putt & Mark Smith

Step Great Grandchildren:

Bailey, Robin Glenn, Clayton, Caroline, Terren, Kyle & Lindsey

Step Great Great Grandson, Lucas Dalton

Former Daughter-in-law, Sue Nell Bridwell Jackson & husband Jim of Nacogdoches

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

Preceded in death by:

Husband, J.D. Bailey

Parents, John O. Oliver and Addie Richards Oliver

Four Brothers & One Sister

Step-Sons, Jerry Bob Bailey & Glenn Bailey

Step Grandsons, Scott & Shannon Fleming & Steven Glenn Bailey

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/03/07

Ruby Walker Weldon, 92, of Huxley, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007 in San Augustine. She was born October 14, 1914 in Newton, Mississippi to Joseph A. Walker and Laura Lovett Walker. Ms. Weldon was a member of Dantzler Memorial Methodist Church in Moss Point, Mississippi, but she most recently attended Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 5, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Jack Forbis and Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Daughters:

Louise Felts & husband Ben of Huxley

Bobbie L. Mitchell & husband Robert of Gautier, Mississippi

Sons:

J.D. Weldon & wife Ailene of Huxley

Dr. Mike Weldon & wife Marie of Madison, Mississippi

Ronnie Weldon & wife Cindy of Cannon Falls, Minnesota

12 Grandchildren

17 Great Grandchildren

12 Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Mary Francis Lewis & husband Preston of Rose Hill, Mississippi

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

Preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Weldon.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/02/07

Robert Vance Payne, 65, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2007 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill, Rev. Robert Montgomery and Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Charles Rushing, Richard Prince, Jerry Phelps, Luke Motley, III, Jim Sawyer, Chuck Lunsford, Roy Blackshear, Billy Ihlo, Charlie Lunsford, Monty Lunsford, Joey Guedea and Robbie Thompson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Center Noon Lions Club and members of the Center High School Class of 1959.

He was born August 13, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Rex Gayle Payne & Phabrice Montgomery Payne. Vance was a 1959 graduate of Center High School and a 1963 graduate of SFA. He and his family owned and operated Payne-Payne Hardware ‘n Suchlike in downtown Center from 1915 to 1996. Payne’s Community News was started in 1949 by Vance’s parents and he continued the broadcast after his mother’s death in 1982.

As a staunch supporter of Center and Shelby County, he served the community in many different ways. Vance was a past president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Center Noon Lions Club and a member of the 2007 class of Leadership Shelby County. He was also the home stadium voice of the Center Roughrider football team for many years.

Vance was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Center. He was active as a youth in MYF, had served in the Chancel Choir since 1963 and served his church in many leadership capacities.

Vance was also a past president of the Southwest Hardware & Implement Association.

Survivors include:

Wife, Billie Sue Payne of Center

Daughter, Angela Walker & husband Kevin of Nacogdoches

Son, Rob Payne & wife Kim of Center

Son, Joshua Vance Payne of Dallas

Grandchildren, Jennifer, Hannah & Hunter Walker of Nacogdoches

Sister, Lee Gayle Lunsford & husband Chuck of Center

Mother-in-Law, Gwendolyn Crawford of Timpson

Brother-in-Law, Michael Crawford & wife Glenda of Carthage

Brother-in-Law, Jim Crawford and wife Annette of Kilgore

Vance is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935, the Roughrider Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 152, Center, Texas 75935, or the charity of your choice, in Vance’s name.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


William L. "Bill" Beasley, 59, of Humble, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Forest Park, Woodlands, with 4 p. m. Full Military Graveside RItes in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Preceded in death by wife, Virginia Lynn Taylor and parents James and Margaret Beasley, Grandparents Judge John W. Creech, Judge Dora Adams Creech and Jimand Lena Beasley.

Survived by: Wife, Terri Beasley of Conroe, Children, Donna and Bill Rayburn of Oxford, MS., Scott and Emma Beasley, Travis AFB, Ca. , Doug and Rebecca Beasley of Denton, Texas, Dan Beasley and fiancee Katie Eddington, Knoxville, TN., Step children, Deidra and Roger Bussell of Conroe., Derik and Maxine Lewis of San Diego, Ca., Grandchildren, Sarah and William Beasley, Julia Rayburn, Step-grandchildren, Keaton, Laudon and Brayson Bussell and Jaden Lewis and siblings, Jim and Beth Beasley of Garland, Nancy and Jim Powell of Beaumont, and Terry Beasley of Carthage, 3 nephews and a niece, Sandra Aycock, Brandon and Jared Powell and Sam Beasley.

Also survived by aunts and uncles, Dr. Roy and Irma Creech, Starksville, MS, Mildred and Eugene Webb of Center, Marcelle and Paul Geudner, of Littleton, CO., and Jerry and Elaine Creech of Port Arthur, La Verne Creech of Nacogdoches, Bernerdine Creech of Center and Marie Creech of Port Neches, Texas..


Hazel L. Borders age, 91 of Center, Texas passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Tomball Regional Hospital.
Services will be:

4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2007, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 3, 2007 from 7 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 24, 1915 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, James Ruben & Teresa (Crenshaw) Lemons who precede her in death. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Marlin E. Borders.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Center, Texas and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by:

3 Sons:

Robert Borders and wife, Dorothy of Magnolia
Joe Borders and wife, Cecilia of Carrollton

John Borders of Rosenburg

2 Grandchildren: Susan Evans and husband, Wade of Rosenburg

Sarah Borders of Tomball

1 Sister, Gladys Jones of Brownwood

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


03/01/07

Imogene Williams - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 87 year old, Ms. Imogene Williams, known as “Ms. Pete,” of the Saint Johns Community in Center. Services are Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Saint John Baptist Church. Burial will be at Saint John Baptist Church Cemetery.

Among Ms. Williams’ survivors are one son, Timothy Harris, of Center, two daughters, Esterlene Byndom, of Center, and Barbara Lister, of Colony, and three sisters, Charlie Mae Goodwin, of Center, and Ruth Goodwin and Addie Mae Brown, both of Orange.

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02/28/07

Hazel Amelia Donaldson - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 86 year old, Hazel Amelia Donaldson, of Timpson. Services are this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery.

Among Ms. Donaldson’s survivors are one son, John Ricks Eberlan, of Timpson, two daughters, Freeda Allen, of Timpson, and Celeste Jones, of Porter, and one sister, Ellie Quinn, of Timpson.


Dora Weatherford - Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 96 year old, Dora Weatherford, of Timpson. Memorial services are Saturday morning at 10:30 at First Baptist Church of Timpson. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Among Ms. Weatherford’s survivors are two sons, Charles Eugene Weatherford, of Waxahachie, and Rodney O. Weatherford, of Timpson


A.G. Johnson - Community Funeral of Timpson announces services for 50 year old, A. G. Johnson, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock at First Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Garrison.

Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are one son, Armand Johnson, one daughter, LaShunda Johnson, both of Timpson, six sisters, Janice Anthony, Rosezenia Perkins, Saundra Johnson, and Vickie Brinson, all four of Timpson, Johnnie E. Lane Thompson, of Garrison, and LaKeshia Johnson, of Jacksonville, and three brothers, Charles Johnson, of Carthage, Reginold Johnson, of Timpson, and Johnny Ray Johnson, of Garrison.


Prentice Bell - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 66 year old, Prentice Bell, of Tenaha. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock at Benford Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery.

Among Mr. Bell’s survivors are two daughters, Dorothy Bell and Wanda Bell, both of Houston, one son, Prentice Lee Bell, Junior, of Arizona, three sisters, Helen Leonard, of Nacogdoches, Cherry Earl of Timpson, and Dorothy Byrd, of Nacogdoches, and three brothers, Roosevelt Bell, of Pennsylvania, Robert Calloway, of Timpson, and S. L. Calloway, of Tenaha.


02/27/07

Mary Beth Belrose, 55, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2007. She was born September 28, 1951 in Nacogdoches to Buster Oates and Louise Brimer Oates. She was a member of Logansport United Pentecostal Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Sardis Pentecostal Church in Center with Bro. Bennie Bynog and Bro. R. L. Coudrain officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Memorial Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Harbison, Stephen Watson, Perry Pugh, Heath Harbison, Todd Clark and Sam McGee.

Honorary pallbearers John Schillings, Wyatt Thomas and Jimmy Belrose.

Survivors include:

Husband, Roe Belrose of Joaquin

Son, Kenneth Blankenship & wife Tabby of Chireno

Son, Tuffy Blankenship & wife Lesa of Logansport

Daughter, Cathy Myers & husband Wesley of Center

Son, Wayne Belrose & wife Sonya of Center

Son, Chris Belrose & wife Pam of Center

14 Grandchildren

7 Great Grandchildren

Brothers:

James Carlise & wife Shawn of Lufkin

Charlie Carlise & wife Sandy of Lufkin

Also a number of nieces, nephews & cousins.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Buster Oates and Louise Brimer Oates

Brother, Billy Wayne Carlise

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Hazel Amelia Donaldson - Taylor Funeral Home announce services for 86 year old, Hazel Amelia Donaldson, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Ms. Donaldson’s survivors are one son, John Ricks Eberlan, of Timpson, two daughters, Freeda Allen, of Timpson, and Celeste Jones, of Porter, and one sister, Ellie Quinn, of Timpson.


02/26/07

Kara Deann Miller, 17, of Center passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2007. Kara was born on November 22, 1989 in Nacogdoches County, Texas to Matthew Miller and Barbara Montgomery Miller. She was a student at Shelbyville High School and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Buddy Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:
Parents; Matthew and Sheri Miller of Center

Brothers;
Derek Miller and wife Katie of Wichita Falls
Jared Miller of Center
Joshua Miller of Center
Matthew Miller, Jr. of Center

Mother; Barbara Chometa of Crockett

Grandparents;
Gene and Iva Nell Miller of Center
Homer and Dorothy Pritchett of Center
Carolyn Adams of Crockett
Felton and Shirley Gilmore of Clyde

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other relatives
A Host of Friends

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, February 26, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


02/23/07

James Lee McSwain, of Center, passed away Friday, February 23, 2007 at a Houston hospital. He was born on March 24, 1927 in Shelby County to James Roscoe McSwain and Evie Lee Dean McSwain. Mr. McSwain served his country in the Army Air Corps. He was employed in the timber business as well as being a farmer and cattle rancher. Mr. McSwain was a member of the Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, February 26, 2007 at the Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Wes Hall, Rev. Steve Harris and Rev. Dathan Tipton officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:
Wife: Mildred McSwain of Center.

Sons:
Stevie McSwain and wife Lori of Center, Ronnie McSwain and wife Donna of Center, Michael McSwain of Center, Kevin McSwain of Center, Kelly McSwain and wife Donna of Center and Marlie McSwain and wife Jessica of Center.

Daughters:
Kristie Michelle Tipton and husband Dathan of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Kimberly Ener of Friendship.

Twenty-one Grandchildren and Four Great Grandchildren.

Brother: J.C. McSwain and wife Venorah of Center.

Sisters: Iva Joy Hribal of Center and Mary Danley of Center.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, James Roscoe McSwain and Evie Lee Dean McSwain.
Daughter-in-law, Carla McSwain
Brother -in-law, Chet Hribal and Gene Danley

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, February 25, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Services under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Calvin Edwards - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 73 year old, Calvin Edwards, of Center. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock at Carroll Chapel C-M-E in Shelbyville. Interment will be in Carroll Cemetery.
Among Mr. Edwards’ survivors are five sons, Rex White, of Oregon, and Lennon Edwards, Charles Edwards, Harry Stansberry, and Donald Hale, all four of Center, three daughters, Renna Hubbard, Renell Reed, and Faye Edwards, all three of Center, five sisters, Zena Howell, Joyce Kindle, and Jannie Coleman, all three of Center, Gracie McDonald, of Tyler, and Vernell Sebron, of Longview, and one brother, Bobby Ray Roberts, of Center.


02/21/07

Terry Jones, 44, of Groveland, Florida, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2007 in Leesburg, Florida. She was born May 29, 1962 in Dallas to Bobby Joe Jones and Shirley Ann Moore Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, February 23, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Tracy Wright and Bro. Cecil Chessher officiating. Cremation will follow.

Pallbearers will be Joey White, David Yates, Donald Hicks, Jr., Allen Hicks, Matt Hicks and Wayne Moore.

Survivors include:

Husband, Alan Jones of Groveland, Florida

Daughter, LeTeasha Berli of Groveland, Florida

Son, Cole Jones of Groveland, Florida

Parents, Bobby & Shirley Jones of Center

Sisters:
Beverly Cambell of Clairmont, Florida
Pam White of Center
Wendy Hicks & husband Donald of Tenaha

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

Preceded in death by:
Brother, Kenneth Price in 2000

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Kenneth Roy Eells, 85, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at a Longview hospital. He was born February 25, 1921 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Roy J. Eells and Hala Granger Eells. Kenneth was raised on a farm southwest of Gothenburg where he attended a one room schoolhouse for eight years and then attended Gothenburg High School for four years. He graduated high school in 1939, then entered the U.S. Army Air Corps on November 26, 1940. He was Honorably Discharged on October 26, 1945. In January 1944 he married Gladys Barnes Hooker.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 25, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Ken Eells and Rev. Bruce Head officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, February 26, 2007 at Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst, Texas.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Harold Eugene Hooker & wife Margie of Huntsville
Kenneth Wayne Eells & wife Carolyn of Richmond, Virginia

Grandchildren:
Dennis Hooker of Hunt
David Hooker & wife Joann of Spring
Linda Barecky & husband Jeffrey of Kerrville
Shelley Locke & husband Jason of Center
Wendy Sundholm & husband Paul of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Jeremy Eells & wife Angela of Hemphill

Great Grandchildren:
Laurel Hooker
Megan Hooker
Nicholas Barecky
Jacob and Emma Locke
Bailey and Dawson Eells
Joshua, Caleb, Micah and Moriah Sundholm

Brother, Bob Eells & wife Loretta of Riverton, Wyoming

Brother-in-Law, Joe Barnes of Huntsville

Sister-in-Law, Hester Barnes of Huntsville

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 24, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/20/07

Vera Miller, of Center, passed away February 19, 2007 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center.
Services will be 12:00 p.m. Noon Wednesday February 21, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Tuesday February 20, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 19, 1921 to Carroll F. and Willie Brittain Miller. She was in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1945. She was a bank secretary in Houston for many years. She retired from the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. where she was a clerk for 11 years.
Then she moved back to Shelby County. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Center where she was active in the Choir and Golden Harvest.

She is preceded in death by her parents Carroll F. and Willie Miller, infant brother, Ora Miller: Brother Calvin R. Miller, Brother-in-law R.H. Lipscomb.

Among her survivors are:
Sister:
Brooksie Lipscomb of Tenaha
Brother:
Henry Miller & wife Jackie of Tenaha
Sister-in-law:
Maxine Miller of Tenaha
Niece & Nephews
Carolyn Cochran & husband Larry of Pearland
Geraldine Bridges of Joaquin
Elizabeth Marett & husband Jimmy of Houston
John Miller Jr. & wife Kay of San Antonio
Carroll Ray Miller & wife Ruth of Tenaha
Eddie Lipscomb & wife Sandy of Houston
Steve Miller & wife Susan of Pearland
Number of Great Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
McNeil Moore Billy Clyde Duncan John Royes
Joe Anderson Bill Stegall Jim Forbes

If you would like to make donations, please make donations “ In Memory of Vera Miller” to Folsom Chapel Cemetery Arch Fund

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


02/19/07

Dorcas Ann Smith Sonmor - Services are pending for Dorcas Ann Smith Sonmor of Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Sonmore passed away Friday in Colorado. She is the daughter of Mac Shelby Smith and Mozell Smith. Service time and survivors to be announced.


02/17/07

Jimmy Jean Boozer passed away February 16, 007 at Grace Manor Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Boozer was born on November 24, 1937 in San Augustine, Texas to Jim Skipper and Louis Kennon Skipper. Mrs. Boozer was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Center. Mrs. Boozer was a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 19, 2007 at Central Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Danny Dodson and Rev. Roy Wallace officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Survivors include:
Daughters: Sheila Wilkinson and Kenneth of Pineville, Louisiana, Sandra Horne and Alan of Center Texas and Cynthia Cagle and John Henry of Center, Texas.

Grandchildren: Tara Davenport, Christi Slay, and Jeremy Smith.

Great Grandchildren: Jodi Davenport, Wendi Davenport and Mathis Slay.

Sisters: Merle Davis of San Augustine, Texas, Shirley Honeycutt and Buddy of Overton, Texas, and Caroly James and Raymond of Longview, Texas.

A number of nieces, nephew, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Jim Skipper and Lois Kennon Skipper, Husband: Thurman Boozer, Sister; Maxie Barbay and Great Grandson; Blake Smith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


Ann Owens , 90, of Brenham, TX formerly of Port Arthur, TX. passed away Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Trinity Care Center in Brenham.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, February 20, 007 at Price Cemetery- Lone Cedar Community in Joaquin.

She was born June 27, 1916 in Port Arthur, Texas to parents Andy & Anna (Horak) Braho. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Ralph Owens.

She is survived by:
Son, Stephen & Marlies Owens of North Carolina
Daughter, Margie & Cappy Ricks of Brenham

5 Grandchildren: Adrianne Persyn, Joel Ricks, Annalies Stewart, Lauren Owens & Megan Owens.

4 Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-law: Richard Owens of Joaquin
Sister-in-law: Edith Swan of Joaquin
Sister-in-law: Ella Mae McDaniel of California

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


Vivian Lamerle Rozell, age 72 of Center, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at New Hope Cemetery, Center, Texas with Bro. Lawrence Thompson officiating.
Visitation is Tuesday, February 20, 2007, from 5pm until 9pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 15, 1934 in Shelby County to parents, Roy Leon & Fleta (Lucas) Noble. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Leon & Fleta Noble, her Husband, Cecil Rozell, Son; Donnie Flow and Brother, Jerry Noble.

She is survived by:
2 Sons, Roy David Flow & wife, Sherri of Lake Jackson
Daniel Baine Gillispie of Richmond, VA

6 Grandchildren
4 Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers: Roy Edward Noble & wife, Joyce of Joaquin
Roger Noble of Center

2 Sisters: Geraldine Tomlin of Center
Syble Adkison of Houston

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


02/16/07

Julie Brittain Harris, of Garrison passed away at her home. Julie was born on July 13, 1956 in Port Authur, Texas. Mrs. Harris graduated from S.F.A. with a degree in accounting, she worked for Lamar University for many years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 18, 2007 at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.

Survivors include: Daughter, Rachel Harris & Russell Stoneback of Dallas. Daughter Erin Harris of Garrison and Sister, Pam Jones & David of Shelbyville. Niece: Joanna Jones of Shelbyville, Texas. Nephew: Jeremiah Jones of Shelbyville, Texas.

Preceded in death by: Daughter, Ashley Harris and her parents

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, February 17, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

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


02/15/07

Clyde Waldrop - 76, of Huxley died Wednesday, February 14, 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born November 1, 1930 in Terry County, Texas to Melvin T. Waldrop and Edna Earl Crowder Waldrop. Mr. Waldrop served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a self employed mechanic and machinist. Mr. Waldrop was a member of the Toldeo Bend Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis and Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow in the Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Terry Torregrossa, Mark Allen, Beau Harris, Scott Waldrop, Edith Tuggle, and Mathew Waldrop.

Survivors include: Wife, Margaret Waldrop of Huxley, Son, Kevin Waldrop and wife Cindy of Shreveport, La. , Daughter in law, Denise Cummings of Abiline.

Grandchildren: Tana Torregrossa and husband Terry of Baird, Sherry Allen and husband Mark of Baird, Cindy Harris and husband Beau of Abilene, Scott Waldrop and wife Christy of Westlake, La., Mallory "Lucy" Waldrop of Shreveport, La.

Great Grandchildren: Zane, Zoey, Maggie, Seth, Whitney, and Bryce.

Sisters: Louise Woodward of Prairie Grove, Ark., Marie Worsham and husband William of Plains.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Melvin T. Waldrop and Edna Earl Crowder Waldrop, Sister, Lucille Bush, Brothers, Robert Waldrop, Levi Waldrop, Charlie Waldrop, Fred Waldrop, and Harold Waldrop. Son: Royce Waldrop.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, February 16, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Elizabeth Nettles Fenton - 46, of New Caney, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2007. A private family graveside was held Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Latham Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She was born February 24, 1960 to Carrol Fred and Mildred Nettles, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1978. She worked for Snappy Snack Vending Service here in Center for many years.

She is survived by: Brothers: David and Sherry Nettles of Center and Tommy and Frances Nettles of Houston.

Number of Nieces and Nephews.

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


Alberto Ramirez - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 65 year old, Alberto Ramirez.


Peggy Williams - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 45 year old, Peggy Williams, of Tenaha.


02/13/07

Grady Whittlesey, age: 65 of Center passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2007
At Holiday Nursing Center. Services will be 3p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene Kirkley officiating. His body will be cremated after the service.

Visitation will begin Wednesday at 11:00 am until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born, August 8, 1941 in Shelby County to Parents, Murris Alfred & Dorothy (Tidwell) Whittlesey.

He is preceded in death by his parents and 2 Brothers, Ricky Whittlesey and M.A. Whittlesey and Sister, Marjorie Cunningham.

He is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Michael & Brenda Whittlesey of Center
Grandson, Robert Whittlesey of Houston
Granddaughter, Crystal Koltonski & husband, Matt of Center

Brothers & Sisters:
William Whittlesey & wife, Ginger of Humble
Barbara Norton of Warren
Judy Whittlesey of Houston
Julia Mae Bienek & husband, Lloyd of Spring
Robert Whittlesey & wife, Beatrix of Winnie

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


02/12/07

Frank Edward Parker, 82, lifetime Centerite and longtime civic leader will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Center United Methodist Church with the Reverend Greg Megill officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park. F.E. (as he was know to many friends) passed away on Monday, February 12, 2007 at his home in Center.

F.E. was born October 19, 1924 in Center, Texas to Fornie and Aileen Runnels Parker. F.E. earned his Eagle Scout before becoming a 1941 graduate of Center High School. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M and was a 1949 graduate of The University of Texas in Austin. However, he was a loyal Aggie after he attended Texas A&M University before he served our country in the Navy during World War II.

F.E. was a respected businessman, avid hunter, philanthropist, loving husband and father. In 1951 F.E. became the owner of Parker Motor Company, a company owned and operated by his family for many decades. He also co-owned at one time five other Ford dealerships. Among business ventures he had an interest in Center Coca-Cola and later Nacogdoches Coca-Cola, the JE Ranch in New Mexico and numerous other real estate ventures. One of his greatest loves was hunting. He was a longtime member of the "Malibu Hunting Club." Simply put, he was a born hunter evidenced by his lifelong love for the sport. Some of F.E.'s closest friends were his "huntin' buddies". His hunting experiences were topped by numerous safaris to Africa.

F.E. had a passion for helping high school students, particularly those from Shelby County. He was instrumental in both founding and nurturing the Roughrider Scholarship, a fund that all Center High School students are eligible to use for the continuation of their higher education. He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Center where he served on the Board of Stewards for a number of years. F.E. was a Board member of the Center Rotary Club and served our state as a commissioner on the Sabine Compact Commission. F.E. was president of the Center Chamber of Commerce and Fair Association. He served on the Center School Board and was a co-founder of the Center Country Club. F.E. served on the board of directors of Guaranty Bond Bank, Farmers State Bank, and Shelby Savings Bank. F.E. was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and the Sharon Shrine Temple.

F.E. is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris Massey Parker of Center: two daughters and son-in-laws, Pam and William Harrison Wall of Denver, Colorado, Patti and James Boyd Peterson of Fort Worth, a son and daughter-in-law, Frank E.,Jr. and Cheryl Parker of Dallas; seven grandchildren, William Harrison Wall, III (Tripp) and his wife, Anna of Denver, Treven Parker Wall and his wife, Alison of Edinburgh, Scotland, Claiborn Massey Peterson and his wife Katie of Dallas, Pamela Aileen Peterson of Fort Worth, Winter Patricia Wall of Denver, Frank E. Parker III(Trey) of Dallas, Bolt Houston Parker of Dallas; a bother and sister-in-law, Jack and Letitia Parker of Carthage; three great grandchildren, Adelyn Stratton Wall of Denver, Kathrin Ann Peterson of Dallas, Peter Merriman Wall of Edinburgh, Scotland; beloved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 13, 2007 from 5 to 7 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a memorial contribution to the Roughrider Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 152, Center, Texas 75935 or First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935


02/11/07

Clint Weaver, 17, of Center died Saturday, February 10, 2007 in Nacogdoches. He was born March 14, 1989 in Nacogdoches to Larry Weaver and Pam Warr Weaver. Clint was a junior at Center High School. He attended Bill Shew's Cowboy Church in Nacogdoches.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Buddy Gray and Rev. Jason Hebert officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Surviving include:
Parents, Larry and Pam Weaver of Center

Sister, Lindsey Weaver of Center

Grandparents, Jimmy and Liz Warr of Center and Buford and Sue Weaver of Center.

Great Grandmother, Lucille Hughes of Joaquin.

Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins,
Penny Sowell and Family
Paula and Eugene Haley and Family
Denise and Pete Owens and Family
Helen Windham and Family

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, February 12, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Jimmy Wayne Bowden, 71, of Tenaha passed away Sunday, February 11, 2007 in Carthage. Mr. Bowden was born on June 28, 1935 in Tenaha to Willie Eugene Bowden and Mable King Bowden. Mr. Bowden served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a pipeline inspector and served on the Tenaha School Board. Mr. Bowden was of the Presbyterian faith.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday 17, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. J.T. Trotte and Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Yarberry, Harry Joe Surgener, Robert Rowe, Randy Rowe, Robert Bryan and Dale Stepp.

Among Mr. Bowden's survivors are his wife, Pat Bowden of Tenaha: Two sons, Eugene Bowden of Nacogdoches and Robert Bowden of Timpson.
Grandchildren: Detria, Jimmy Lynn, Michael, Bradley, Whitney, Beau, Jeff and Kayla.

6 Great Grandchildren

Brothers: George Bowden of Cleburne and James Bowden of Houston.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Willie Eugene Bowden and Mable King Bowden. Sons: Wayne Bowden and Dewayne Bowden. Brother: King Bowden.

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


02/09/07

Henry McNeil, 85, of Elysian Fields formerly of Joaquin Area passed away Friday, February 9, 2007 at his residence. Services will be 1:00 pm. Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center with Bro. Jake Hutto officiating. Burial will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Monday February 12, 2007 from 5 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 20, 1921 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was raised in Joaquin by his adopted mother Mable McNeil Ritter. He worked for Ray D. Partin as a welder for many years. He served in the U S Army during World War II. He was a life member of the Old Spanish Trail Ride where he served as president for many years.

He is preceded in death by his wife Bessie McNeil, granddaughter, Patricia Ann McNeil, and adopted mother, Mable McNeil Ritter.

He is survived by:
Mother of his children and Caregiver, Aline Shofner of Marshall.
Children: Charles & Betty McNeil of Glenwood, Ark.
Joann Dowden of Marshall
Patsy & Bill Smith of Lake Dallas, Texas
James Ray & Susan McNeil of Marshall

10 Grandchildren
18 GreatGrandchildren
4 Great Great Grandchildren

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


02/08/07

Walter Van Cassell, 60, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2007. He was born March 19, 1946 in Center to Leon Cassell and Berniece L. Hitt Cassell. Walter was a member of First Baptist Church in Center. He worked part-time at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, and was retired from AT&T where he worked as a maintenance pipefitter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 11, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Billy Crosby and Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Sanders, Thaddeus Tucker, Scott Jacobs, Kevin Smith, Scott Lincoln and Bobby Watson.

Survivors include:

Wife, Mary Beth Cassell of Center

Son, Mike Cassell & wife Lea of Center

Daughter, Christy Leyshon & husband Jeff of North Richland Hills

Grandchildren, Aaron Carey, Jayton Cassell, Sheridan Cassell, Sydney Leyshon and Connor Cassell.

Brother, Perry Cassell & wife Penny of Keithville, Louisiana

Brother, David Cassell & wife Beth of Center

Mother-in-Law, Mary Boles of Center

Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law, Ken Boles & wife Cecilia of Center

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

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Evie Alicia, 76, of Clermont went to be with the Lord February 8, 2007. She was born in Center Texas to Lonora Ann (Nonie) and John Henry (Bud) Allen. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother sister and aunt. She worked for civil service as a clerk-typist and in the Household Goods department as a supervisor for over 49 years and had been active in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for many years and President of the Ladies Auxiliary in 1981-82. She was also a member of the Bo Weevil Cooties organization , District 8. She was married for 49 years and survived by her loving and devoted husband, Harry Alicia. She is also survived by her children Candace and Danny Allen of Whitney, TX; Anthony Alicia of Summerville, SC; Shawn and Sharon Alicia of Oviedo, Roxann Oyler of Burke, VA, Michael Alicia and Jeff Calhoun of New York, Kevin Alicia of Arlington, VA, her grandchildren Thomas, Adriane, Kyle, Nicholas, Sherry, Britni, Lee, Ronnie and Rayna; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her siblings A.E.(Evin) Allen of Pearland, TX, A.B. (Arlon) Allen of Lufkin, TX, Maggie Lucille McSwain of Center, TX, Johnny Lynn Allen of Pasadena, TX and Nelva Louise Bowers of Lubbock, TX. Siblings who preceded her in death were James E. Allen, Ernest.W. Allen, Mozelle Anthony, Francis Howard and Maxine Samford.

Visitation will be held at the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 428 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden on Friday February 9, from 6pm to 8pm. The funeral services will be on Saturday at 1pm in Winter Garden and later at the gravesite, Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Dr. at approximately 4pm. In lieu of flowers Evie requested that donations be made to either Hospice Care of Lake and Sumter Counties or to the charity of your choice.


02/07/07

Forest Dale Belrose, 76, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007. He was born February 13, 1930 in Center to Cecil and Vena Willoughby Belrose. Mr. Belrose was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, The Sam Samford Masonic Lodge in Center and the Sharon Temple Shrine in Tyler. He also served in the US Army.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Chuck Horton and Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife, Bonnie Belrose of Center

Sons, Jerry Belrose of Center and Danny Belrose of Center

Daughter, Beth Wall & husband Drew of Red Oak

Grandson, Corey Belrose of Shawnee, Oklahoma

Granddaughter, Sissy Belrose of Center

Great Granddaughters, Caley Belrose of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Carissa Belrose of Shawnee, Oklahoma

Great Grandson, Cason Belrose of Shawnee, Oklahoma

Brothers:
Robert Belrose & wife Martha of Center
Jimmy Belrose & wife Linda of Center
A. B. Belrose & wife Jane of Port Arthur

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Cecil and Vena Belrose
Great Granddaughter, Zoie Prislac

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 9, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Billy G. Andrews, 72, of East Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at a Tyler hospital. He was born October 8, 1934 in Center, Texas to R. V. Andrews and Arlene Eddins Andrews. Mr. Andrews was a member of East Hamilton Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 10, 2007 at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Kenneth McCauley officiating.

Survivors include:

Wife, Norma Andrews of East Hamilton

Son, Ray Andrews & wife Teresa of Huxley

Daughter, Vicki Andrews Vickery & husband Michael of Longview

Son, Michael Andrews of Patroon

Daughter, Cindy Andrews Hitt & husband Odie of Gilmer

Granchildren:
Ashlee Vickery, Brian Gilchrist, Michael Andrews, Madison Hitt, Cody Andrews

Brother, Lamar Andrews of Bridge City

Sister, Glenda Andrews of San Antonio

Special Pet, Gidget

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

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm, Friday, February 10, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Perry George Brittain, 81, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 10, 1925 in Center to Zack Boles Brittain, Sr. and Donnie Tempe Matthews Brittain.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Bro. Gene Kirkley officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Carl Doudna, Terry Allen, Ken Boles, Jerry Pinkston, Carlton Rauschenberg and David Todd.

Honorary pallbearers will be The Sons of the Republic of Texas, Floyd "Doc" Watson, James Campbell, Dan Hull, Sherman Bailey and F.E. Parker.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 9, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife of 62 years, Martha Nelle Black Brittain of Center

Daughter, Jennifer Giese & husband Dr. Robert Giese of Bedford, Wyoming

Daughter, Kathy Brittain of Center

Grandson, Carlton Rauschenberg of Damarascotta Mills, Maine

Family Friend, Jody Cody of Dallas

Mr. Brittain studied music at Stephen F. Austin State University after graduating from Center High School. He served in the Army Air Corp in WWII as a musician and radio instructor. After the war, he graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in electrical engineering and began his career with Dallas Power & Light Co. in Dallas. Holding many positions in the Texas Utilities System, he retired in 1987 as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Both of his alma maters, SFA and UT, awarded him Distinguished Graduate recognition and he received many other professional awards and honors. Mr. Brittain was a long-time board member of the Center for Occupational Research and Development in Waco and UT Southwestern Medical Foundation in Dallas.

He was a national championship sailor as well as an accomplished musician, playing with the Second Time Around Band at SFA after he retired. The Brittains traveled extensively during his years with Texas Utilities and especially loved the small island of Montserrat in the West Indies where they enjoyed many vacations and retirement years. He was a life-long amateur radio enthusiast and a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. Since moving home to Center in 1998, Mr. Brittain enjoyed living back on the family farm and raising his longhorn cattle. He was active in many community projects, including the restoration of the Shelby County Courthouse and the building of the Regional Training Center. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to Heifer International (www.heifer.org).

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Zack Boles Brittain, Sr. & Donnie Tempe Matthews Brittain
Brother, Zack Boles Brittain, Jr.


02/06/07

E. F. “Foots” Johnson, Jr.

The only son of Elbert and Julia Oats Johnson, born March 25, 1923 in Center, Shelby County, Texas passed away at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, on February 6, 2007 of complications from a very brief and unexpected illness. His parents, two sisters and one grandson precede him in death. Foots is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Evelyn Tyson Johnson, a son Tyson Johnson, two daughters, Melody Johnson Hayes, and Shawn Johnson-Burns. He has six grandsons, Colby, Cody, Seth, Jarrod, Nathan and Shelby, and five great grandsons.

Having grown up in Shelby County, he worked diligently to improve upon his humble origin. Foots served in the US Army Air Force from 1941 – 1945, during WWII and was decorated at the Veterans Administration on June 6, 2001 by the French Ambassador for his contribution during WWII, signified by a commendation and ribbon. In addition, he was bestowed by the Headquarters XXIX Tactical Air Command with a Citation for the Belgian Fourragere for his meritorious service in Belgium during 1944.

E. F. dedicated himself to the working man thru his membership and many affiliations in the Motor Freight and Labor Industry, having an influence on thousands of individuals lives. Beginning his career with Red Ball Motor Freight in Center, Foots became a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1953. Working his way thru the rank and file he became an officer of Local #568 in Shreveport, Louisiana. As Secretary-Treasurer of the local he worked with many lifelong associates to develop and improve working conditions and benefits for the many freight, dock and warehouse members he served. In 1965 he and his family relocated to East Texas to maintain a family homestead in the Waterman Community and resume working alongside his fellow rank and file for East Texas Motor Freight in Lufkin, Texas. In 1967, Foots was called upon and returned to the service of the Teamster membership for Local 745 in Dallas, Texas. He served as an Officer, Labor Organizer and Business Agent of Local 745, working with the IBT and Southern Conference including contract negotiations and grievances, helping to formulate and create the first ever National Master Freight Agreement which still exists today, until his retirement in 1980. Upon his retirement, Pawpaw (as he was fondly known as by his grandchildren, friends and coworkers alike), he served as President of the Local 745 Retiree Chapter for 25 years.

Foots commuted between his home in Mesquite to his beloved East Texas farm which had been in the family for over 100 years to raise hay and share his passion of the country with his family and grandsons.

He had many loyal business associates and friends from Local 568 and Local 745 that kept him active and involved always, which he gained much pleasure in. The family wishes to thank all of them for their visits, wishes, flowers and cards throughout his recent illnesses.

Pawpaw was truly “one of a kind” and has left an indelible footprint on many lives.

An evening visitation will be held at Grove Hill Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas on Friday, February 9th, followed by Foots being returned to Center, Texas for visitation on Saturday, February 10th at Mangum Funeral Home, with Internment on Sunday, February 11th at Old Home Cemetary in Center, Texas.


Katina Emmons, 33, of Marshall, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2007. She was born January 28, 1974 in Longview, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, February 8, 2007 at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

Survivors include:

Son, Ashton Kyle Emmons of Marshall

Daughter, Kellie Sheree Stanley of Center

Brother, Christopher Ray Bolton of Nacogdoches

Sister, Misty Nicole Wright of Killeen

Father & Mother, Billy Ray & Pamela Bolton of Center

Grandfather, J. L. Emmons of Marshall

Uncle, Rodney Emmons of Marshall

Niece, Rosalyn Wright of Killeen

Nephew, Zachary Evans of Nacogdoches

Also numerous other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandmother, Carolyn Emmons

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/04/07

Ethel Fountain Samford, 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Holiday Nursing Center in Center. Mrs. Samford was born on March 26, 1920 in Center to Alpha Fountain and Leola Davis Forbis. Mrs. Samford was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center, Mrs. Samford was a retired nurse after 25 years with Dr. Joe B. Hooker.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 5, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Gary Samford & Dr. Joe B. Hooker officiating.

Survivors include:
Daughters: Linda Watson and Bobby D. of Center and May Lou Richards of Conroe.
Son: Gary Samford and Claudia of Bryan.
Grandchildren: Lisa Verrett & Charlie, Tena Moragas, Jody Wright & Angie, Jayme Jackson & Rocky, Kelly Hicks & Waylon, Jason Samford & Lari and Josh Samford.

10 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Parents: Alph Fountain and Leola Davis Forbis, Husband, Max Sandy Samford, Daughter, Maxie Lynn Wright, 2 Brothers, Cecil Fountain and Burl Fountain and Grandson, Billy Richards Jr.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday February 4, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/02/07

Zera Opal Waldon Williams Brown

Funeral services for Zera Opal Waldon Williams Brown, 86, of Center will be held Sunday, February 4, 2007 at 2:00 pm in the Watson and Sons Funeral Home chapel in Center with Rev. Aubrey Knox and Rev. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Sardis Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown was born March 26, 1920 in Shelby County, Texas to Earlie Garfield Waldon and Gracie Paul Hughes Waldon, and died Thursday, February 1, 2007 in Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin, Texas. Mrs. Brown was a lifetime resident of Shelby County. Following her graduation from Center High School, she was a homemaker, and devoted her entire life to caring for her family. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, and bird-watching. She was especially proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brown was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Jesse Waymon Brown of Center; daughter, Judy Williams Winger of Lufkin, Texas; sons, Billy Rayford Williams of Center, Texas, Rev. Charles Ronny Williams and wife, Betty, of Whitehouse, Texas, Danny Joe Brown and wife, Darlene, of Center, Texas, Larry Steve Williams and wife, Janice, of Tenaha, Texas, Jimmy Dale Williams and wife, Connie, of Van Alstyne, Texas, and John Waymon Brown and wife, Mary Elizabeth, of The Woodlands, Texas; sister-in-law, Robbie Jean Waldon of Overton, Texas; nephews, Jerry Waldon and Terry Waldon of /Overton, Texas; and special friend, Rose Crawford of Tenaha, Texas. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Arnold Waldon (infant) and Edward Leon Waldon of Huntington, Texas, as well as her first husband, Rayford (Jake) Williams of Center, Texas.

Grandchildren include: Kim Winger England and husband, Kurt, of Lufkin, Texas; Kyle Winger and wife, Julie, of Arlington, Texas; Sonya Williams Fabian and husband, Brian, of Rockwall, Texas; Traci Williams Taylor and husband Jason, of Tyler, Texas; Erik Williams of Ithaca, New York; Wendy Brown Menouni of Tampa, Florida; Cindy Brown Randolph and husband Albert, of Jacksonville, Florida; Tiffany Brown Bogle and husband, Jon, of Jacksonville, Florida; Shawn Williams of Tenaha, Texas; Laurie Williams Godfrey and husband, Stephen, of Nacogdoches, Texas; Brent Williams and wife, Corey, of New Orleans, Louisiana; Sara Williams Holmes and husband, Luke, of Denison, Texas; Jessica Faith Brown of The Woodlands, Texas; and Julianna Grace Brown of The Woodlands, Texas.

Great Grandchildren include: Mitchell England and Gracie England of Lufkin, Texas; Samantha Giovannangelo of Rockwall, Texas; Teighler Fabian of Arkansas; Zachary Taylor, Ashley Taylor, Avery Taylor of Tyler, Texas; Elijah DeWolf and Isaac DeWolf of Tampa, Florida; Daniel Brown of Jacksonville, Florida; Addison Brown of Center, Texas; Annabell Bogle of Jacksonville, Florida; Cameron Williams and Vivian Williams of Beckville, Texas; Madison Godfrey and Kade Godfrey of Nacogdoches, Texas; Calvin Williams, Zera Grace Williams and Mason Williams of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law, including Kurt England, Kyle Winger, Erik Williams, Jason Taylor, Shawn Williams, Stephen Godfrey, Brent Williams and Luke Holmes. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, January 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


02/01/07

Yvonne McAdams, 78, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at her home. She was born in Shelby County and raised by her aunt and uncle, Jay & Lizzie Willoughby. Yvonne was a recently retired Justice of the Peace clerk and was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jim Donnan, Robert McAdams, Chance Shoop, Don Lovell, Mark McAdams, and George Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Robbie Williams, Frankie Adams, Melissa Crouch, Harold Osborne, Gary Rholes, Kenneth Jones, Tony Willoughby and Larry Horn.

Survivors include:

Sons:

Billy Bob & wife Lisa McAdams of Center

Randy McAdams of Center

Jimmy McSwain of Center

Daughters-in-Law:

Claudine McAdams of Huntsville

Suzanne McAdams of Center

Grandchildren: Cole McAdams of Huntsville, Joshua McAdams of Houston, Kevin McSwain of Normangee, Jane Blount of Dallas, Ben Blount of San Augustine, Laura Blount of Lufkin

4 Great Grandchildren

Brother, Dood Willoughby & wife Janet of Humble

Sister-in-Law, Margie Willoughby of Chicago

Special Friends:

Jimmie Boles, Ruth Jones and Nettie Windham

Preceded in death by:

Parents, John Elvin Willoughby & Beatrice Hill Willoughby

Son, Kenny McAdams

Brother, Jack Willoughby

Sister-in-Law, Elsie Willoughby

Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law, H. D. & Dorothy McAdams

The family would like to extend special thanks to Regina McDaniel and Nettie Windham for taking such good care of mom during her final days.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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01/31/07

Billy Edwards, 87, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2007 in Turlock, California. He was born July 15, 1919 in Tindall, Missouri to Alta Wesley Edwards and Grace Lee Foland Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a civil service flight instructor and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, February 5, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Janice DeWitt of Turlock, California

Son, Bill Carl Edwards of Turlock, California

Son, Larry Edwards of Turlock, California

7 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Grace Lee Edwards
Father, Alta Wesley Edwards
Infant Daughters, Mary Lee & Virginia Lynn Edwards
Two Brothers

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Verna Bohannon Jones, age 86 of San Augustine, Texas formerly of the Dreka Community passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.
Services will be:
2:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2007
Mangum Funeral Home Chapel
With Bro. Bishop officiating
Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 15, 1920 in Shelby County to Parents, John & Isabell (Eddings) Wilburn.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clifford Bohannon, 3 Sisters; Lee Ella Metcalf, Vaudine Snider & Ada Nichols, also 3 Brothers; Clayton Wilburn, Pete Wilburn & Cliff Wilburn.

She is survived by:
3 Children:
Martha Taylor & husband, Arthur of San Augustine
Tony Bohannon & wife, Alma of Vidor
Kenneth Bohannon & wife, Barbara of San Augustine

5 Grandchildren:
Ray Taylor, Howard Taylor, Randy Bohannon, Misti Bohannon, & Paula Thrift

3 Great Grandchildren:
Brandy & Cory Taylor and Brooke Byers

1 Great Great Grandson:
Trenton Taylor
Sister, Sarah Jo Palmer of Deweyville
Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


01/30/07

Clifford Lowe, 71, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at a Center nursing home. He was born April 15, 1935 in Joaquin to Sylvester Lowe and Thelma Walker Lowe. Mr. Lowe was a member of Jackson Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Survivors include:

Brother and faithful caregiver, Douglas Kenneth Lowe of Joaquin

Brother, Richard Lowe and wife, Adeane of Joaquin

Sister, Mary Dunn of Burleson

Brother, Edward Lowe and wife, Glenda

Brother, Jerry Lowe and wife of Margaret of Logansport

Sister, Merle Howard and husband John of Center

11 Nieces, 4 Nephews

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


01/27/07

Huey P. Barton, 71, of Winnsboro, passed away Friday, January 26, 2007 at his home in Winnsboro. Mr. Barton was born on April 3, 1935 in the Patroon Community to Shafter Barton and Clara Roe Barton. He served his country in the U S Marine Corps during the Korean War. Mr. Barton was a member of the Winnsboro Mansonic Lodge. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2007 at Old Home Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Roe officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Home Cemetery.

Survivors include:
Wife, Shirley Barton of Winnsboro. Sons, Mike Barton and wife, Misty of Winnsboro and Gregg Barton of Winnsboro.
Grandchildren: Bart Barton, Joshua Barton, Maria Barton, Kendell Hill and Keaton Hargett all of Winnsboro.
Great Grandchild: Angel Michelle Barton of Winnsboro.
Brother-in-law: Harvey Bryan of Center.
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by: Partents, Shafter and Clara Barton, Brothers, Bud Barton and Elzie Barton and Sister, Estelle Bryant.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, January 28, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


01/25/07

Richard Allen Fancher, 53, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2007. He was born February 8, 1953 in Houston to Allen Earl and Jackie McSwain Fancher. Mr. Fancher was a member of McClelland Baptist Church and was in the US Navy.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2:00 P.M., January 28, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Wife, Jenny Lawson Fancher of Center

Daughters:

Sunshine Kibbe & husband J.P. of Nederland

Brandy Ray Fortney & husband Eric of Taylor

Son:

Glenn Allen Ray of Center

Grandchildren:

Kane Kibbe, Michael Ray, Kendal Ray, Kyle Smith and Cameron Fortney

Mother, Jackie Fancher of Timpson

Brothers:

Tim Fancher & wife Radonna of Lufkin

Scott Fancher & wife Nancy of Terrell

Sisters:

Sandra Maloy & husband Tim of Joaquin

Katherine Carrington & husband Bubba of Timpson

Mother-in-Law, Wynnell Lawson of Center

Brother-in-Law, Jerry Lawson of Center

Sister-in-Law, Janet Wilson & husband Red of Center

Special Uncle, Joe McSwain

Also a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Father, Allen Earl Fancher

Father-in-Law, Glenn Hobson Lawson

Grandmother, Cora McSwain

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 27, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


01/23/07

Ann Samford, 80, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday January 25, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Greg Megill.

Visitation will be Wednesday January 24, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 28, 1926 to John and Gladys Mitchell Mooseberg. She worked for Farmers State Bank in the bookkeeping dept. for 35 years and she owned and operated Samford's Grocery on Nacogdoches St. here in Center with her husband Clarence Ford Samford for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents John & Gladys Mooseberg, her husband Clarence Ford Samford and her brother, Berry Mooseberg

She is survived by:

One Sister:

Jean Alexander & husband Al of Dallas, TX

Nieces & Nephews:

Barbara & Jerry Pinkston of Center

C.A. & Connie Samford of Denton, TX

Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law:

Ben & Bette Samford of Center

William & Janell Samford of Center

Great Nephews:

Ryan & Jordan Pinkston of Center

Benjamin Samford of Denton

Numerous other Nieces, Nephews, Relatives & Friends
In Lieu of Flower the family has requested that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church for the Methodist Childrens Home.

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


Alma McSwain - 95, of Center, passed away Monday January 22, 2007 at Holiday Nursing Home. Services will be 1 pm, Thursday January 25, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday January 25, 2007 from 11 am until services time.

She was born on January 15, 1912 to Henry and Virginia White.

She is preceded in death by partents Henry and Virginia White, husband Samuel leon McSwain, 4 Brothers, hendricks White, A.V. White, E.C. White and Bill White. Sister- Emily Burns, 2 Great Grandchildren Kalika and Lalana Beth.

Her survivors include:

Son: Aubie Jean McSwain and wife Joyce of Center.
Daughter: Jacqulyn Powdrill and late husband L.V. "Pete" Powdrill of Mooringsport, La.
Daughter: Bedy Jo Williams and husband Dan of Woodville
Daughter: LaNell Dykes and husband Joe of Center.

Grandchildren:
Toby McSwain and wife Lisa of Houston, Tx.
Nevett Henry McSwain of Tyler
Laura Hill and husband Johnny of Fenton, Missouri
Daryl McSwain and wife Shannon of Center
Brenda Ward and husband Ronnie of Billings, Montana
Toni Jean Andrews and husband Milt of Ruston, La.
Joni Jean Stuart of Bossier City, La.
Kim Kelly Powdrill of Doyline, La.
Marilyn Creamer and husband Greg of Beaumont, Tx.
Pam Beard and husband Danny of Beaumont, Tx.
Robbie Molandes and wife Laurie of Vidor, Tx.
Jad Dykes of ALbuqerque, NM
Leon Dykes and wife Jennifer of Center
Sister- Eola Allen of Cushing, Tx.
22 Great Grandchildren
7 Great Great Grandchildren

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


01/22/07

Wayne Smith - Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 61 year old, Wayne Smith, of Pflugerville.
Among Mr. Smith’s survivors are his wife, Mollie Spears, of Pflugerville, and one son, Colby Smith, of Pflugerville.


Mary O' Ross - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 95 year old, Mary O’ Ross, of Center.


01/21/07

John William Moore, 88, passed away January 21, 2007 at his home in Shelbyville.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday January 23, 2007 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Ray Eastridge officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday January 22, 2007 from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home

He was born May 13, 1918 in Noble, Louisiana to Bill and Pearl Anderson Moore. He worked for Tyson Foods for many years. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents Bill & Pearl Moore, brother Allen Moore, 4-sisters Dorothy Parker, Maxine Douzat, Claudia Miller, and Jeanette Raimond

He is survived by:

Wife of 62 years:

Fronie Moore of Shelbyville

Daughter and Son-in-law:

Shirley & Ski Koltonski of Shelbyville

4 Grandsons
John Koltonski & wife Summer of Shelbyville

Matt Koltonski & wife Crystal of Center

Chris Koltonski of Shelbyville

Cade Koltonski of Shelbyville

Brother
Waymon Moore of Shelbyville

2 Sisters:

Verna Snider of Center

Syble Jernigan of Shelbyville

Sister-in-law:

Gloria Moore of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:

George Warren, Tommy Cox, Howard Davis, Lynn Davis, Jerry Raymond, Lynn Raymond

Honorary Pallbearers: Prentice Hendricks, Jerry Lynch, James Shofner

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


Ms. Floreed Brittain, age, 100 of Center, Texas. She passed away Saturday,Jan. 20, 2007 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday January 23,2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday January 22, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was a charter member of the Folsom Chapel Baptist Church and was

Sisters-in-law:

Virginia Brittain of Center

Rose Brittain of Bossier City, LA

Nephews:

T.W. (Theron) Brittain of Ben Wheeler, TX

Henry Miller of Center

G.E. (Corky) Brittain of Lake Charles, LA

Marty Ray Brittain Jr. of Center

Johnny Brittain of Bossier City, LA

Melvin Emmon

Nieces:

Ola Belle Metcalf of Port Neches, TX

Brooksie Miller Lipscomb of Center

Vera Mae Miller of Center

Bernice Brittain Brown of Kinder, LA

Mavis Brittain Peyton of Rosharon, TX

Kathy Brittain Canady of Carmel, Indiana

Donna Brittain Fisher of Pueblo, Colorado

Janet Brittain Holloway of Center

Sandra Brittain Landrum of Spring, TX

Norma Brittain Terry of Baltimore, Maryland

Sherry Brittain Thompson

Sharon Brittain

As well as numerous great nieces and nephews from the east to the west coasts of the United States and very special friends

Jean and Robert Reeves of Center

Wanzi and Sam Wheeler of Center

Predeceased by:

Father and mother, James Brittain and Nancy Buckley Brittain

Brothers:

Tyre H. Brittain and wife Vera Green Brittain

Jack Brittain and wife Rachel Childs Brittain

A. H. (Tooch) Brittain and wife Lillie Brittain

Marty Ray (Gabe) Brittain, Sr.

Raymond Brittain and Hilliard Brittain

Weaver Brittain and wife Nina Brittain

Alford Brittain and wife Ola Brittain

Sisters:

Margaret Metcalf and husband Hartley Metcalf

Nancy Enmon and husband Beaurette Enmon

Willie Miller and husband Carrol Miller

Beulah Dockens and husband

Martha McDonald and husband

Nephews:

O'Bryane Brittain Calvin Miller Monroe Brittain Thurman Brittain Travis Metcalf

James Arnold Metcalf Clyde Enmon A. Darrell Brittain

Nieces: Nona Metcalf Beatrice Ward Ginger Brittain Duncan

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


Rosine Melton Pinkston - (Submitted by Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas) Graveside service for Rosine Melton Pinkston, 83, of Rosenberg, will be held at 1 p m Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby.

Rosine Melton Pinkston was born September 11, 1923 in Appleby, Texas and died as a result of complications of a stroke which occurred January 13th,. She was the daughter of William B. Melton and Rosa Belle Blacksher Melton and grew up on their farm north of Appleby. Rosine completed high school in Appleby and late graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in 1944 with a degree in Home Economics. She taught school briefly in Shelbyville and married William R. Pinkston of Center upon his return from service in World War II. He preceded her in death March 30, 1999. She is survived by a daughter Martha Kilpatrick and son in law Gary Kilpatrick, sons, John Pinkston, Tom Pinkston and daughter in law Maria Pinkston, 3 grandchildren and many loving relatives.

Rosine and Bill built their lives together in the Houston area after the war, living there for nearly forty years. They retired in 1989 and lived the remainder of their years together in Rosenberg, Texas. Rosine was an accomplished homemaker. She was an excellent cook and loved to sew. She took great interest in coin collecting, bird watching and genealogy. In her latter years she remained interested in all of these things and became an avid sports fan. Her children and friends were continually amazed by her generous and kind heart and the loving attention and thoughtfulness she brought to life. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, James Vard, Joe, George Travis, Rosser and Kenner Melton: Sisters, Laura Melton Trawick and Fannie Lucille Melton.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors


Billy McCurry, 73, passed away in La Porte, Texas.

Graveside services will be held 3 p m Monday, January 22, 2007 at Sand Hill Cemetery.

Preceded in death by his parents Chessie and Susie McCurry.

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


Winnie Raymond, 87 of Orange, Texas passed away Friday January 19, 2007 at Canton Health Care Center in Canton (where she had moved due to Hurricane Rita evacuation).

Services will be 2 p m Tuesday January 23, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Monday, January 22, 2007 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 3, 1919 to John and Mattie Lee Rogers Hutto. She was retired from Southland Corporation where she managed Seven Eleven Stores. She was an avid 42 domino player and she enjoyed old classic country music. She was a member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange, Texas. She was a wonderful cook.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mattie Hutto, 2 brothers, Walter Hutto and Edward Hutto, 3 sisters, Etoile Trout, Annie Johnson and Addie Mae Johnson.

She is survived by: 5 Children: Joan Dean and husband Orville of Springtown, Tx., Wayne Johnson and wife Lois of Bridge City, Tx. , Virginia Williams and husband, Harold of Orange, Tx., Norma Benuit and husband, Michael of Canton, Tx., John C. Raymond and wife Joy of Brandon Manitaba, Canada.

Grandchildren: Mona Lindsey and husband Craig, Jeffrey Johnson, Russell Dean and wife, Robin, Gina McCoy and husband Jon, Kenneth Gage and wife Lindsey, Leigh Ann O'Brien and husband Tim.

Great Grandchildren: Ross Lindsey, Ryan Dean, Joshua Johnson, Alecia, J.C., and Kaitlyn McCoy.

Sister: Lois Penny and husband Del of Hooks, Tx. Brother: Don Hutto and wife Kathy of Hallsville.

Pallbearers: Kenneth Gage, Russell Dean, Ross Lindsey, J.C. McCoy, Craig Lindsey, Joshua Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson and Ryan Dean.

Honorary Pallbearer: Grady McKorcle.

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


01/19/07

Faye Peddy, of Tenaha, passed away January 19, 2007 in Tyler. She is survided by her husband, Julian Peddy, of Tenaha. Additional survivors and service information to follow.

Under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


01/18/07

LaJuan Still Kay, 70 of Huxley, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2007, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. LaJuan was born April 16, 1936, in Huxley, Texas, the daughter of Harry and Lucille Still. She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Lisa, her parents, and bothers Jack and Michael Still.

She is survived by her soul mate, best friend, and the love of her life through 50 years of marriage, husband Bill. Bill and Lajuan were high school sweethearts and the love they shared was an inspiration to all their family and friends. She leaves behind her son Marty and his wife Renee'. The overwhelming mother's love she carried in her heart for Marty was evident in her eyes and her voice each time she spoke of him. She was extremely proud of the man and father he had become. LaJuan is also survived by three beloved and adored grandchildren, Sarah, Mason and Mathew. Each phone call or visit, each smile and hug by them was priceless gift to her by her very own angels.Friends and family were familiar with LaJuan's angel collection, but now she has been called home to join God's angels and one very special angel, her daughter Lisa, to be ever present with the Lord.

LaJuan is also survived by her brother Jerry and his wife Sandy of Houston, her sister, Judy Partin of Nacogdoches, Sister in law, Deanna Still of Nacogdoches and Sue Still of Center, as well as several nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

LaJuan worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston for 26 years before retirement. She was a member of Lydia Baptist Church in Huxley. One of the hardest things LaJuan dealt with throughout her illness was her inablility to atten church every Sunday to hear Brother Luke Garrett preach God's Word and to see her church family.

The family will recieve friends beginning at 5 pm until 7 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Brother Luke Garrett and Bro. W.W. Permenter officiating. burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Houston, Texas at 1 pm Monday, January 22, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to LifeCare Hospice, 320 North Street, Suite 301, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961, or a charity of your choice, in honor of LaJuan.

Your soul has left us but your spirit will live on. You are resting now, fully healed and that alone will give us comfort. We will never forget your love, your humor or the sparkle in your blue eyes.


01/17/07

Elmira Williams - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 83 year old, Elmira Williams, of Joaquin. Services are Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Gary.

Among Mrs. Williams' survivors is a nephew, Frankie Cooper, of Joaquin.


Mary Jean Shepherd - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 52 year old, Mrs. Mary Jean Shepherd, of Nacogdoches and formerly of Tenaha. Services are Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at Benford Chapel Baptist Church, in Tenaha. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery. Visitation is Friday night from seven until nine o'clock at Benford Chapel Baptist Church.

Among Mrs. Shepherd's survivors are her husband, Emerson Shepherd, of Nacogdoches, four daughters, Lar Zandra Matlock, of Carthage, Nicole Perry, of Tenaha, Sharee Goodwin, of Tenaha, and Valeria Brooks, of Shreveport, one son, Derrick Brooks, of Karnack, and one brother, Reverend Leroy Moore, of Tenaha.


Richard Lee Adams - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 50 year old, Richard Lee Rhoden Adams, of Timpson. No services are planned at this time. Family has requested that his body be sent for cremation, a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Among Mr. Adams' survivors are his mother, Dana Reed Rhoden Adams, of Timpson, his father, Roland Rhoden, of Willis, brother, James Allen Rhoden, of League City, and one sister, Sherry Rhoden Ragsdale, of Timpson.


Maurene Applebury, age 101, of Center (formerly of the McClelland Community) passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be:

2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2007 at McClelland Church with Bro. Chris Collins officiating, burial will follow in McClelland Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 10, 1905 in Joaquin, Texas to parents, William Frank & Lavada Walker Talley. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands, Thomas H. Killen & Henry Appleberry and son, Earl L. Killen. She is also preceded in death by 11 Siblings.

She is survived by a special Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Bert & Dr. Mary Appleberry of Nacogdoches.

Many Nieces and Nephews

The family wishes to thank the staff of Pine Grove Nursing Home for their care during her residency and illness.

Services were under the direction of

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


01/13/07

Wayne Samford, 65, of Center, passed away Friday January 12, 2007 at his home after a sudden illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday January 17, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating, burial will follow at Newburn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday January 16, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

He was born March 30, 1941 to Kelton H. and Addie Mae Pleasant Samford. He owned and operated Samford's Texaco Station here in Center for a number of years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Kelton and Addie Mae Samford

He is survived by:
Son, Robert Samford of Center

Daughter, Kristy Consford of Shelbyville

Daughter, Jennifer Raymond & husband J.B. of Center

Son, Stacey Samford & wife Teresa of Center

Son, Pete Owens & wife Denise of Center

Grandchildren
Tristan & Emma Samford

Blayne, Macee & Madison Consford,

McKynzie Bush & Justin Raymond

Kolby, Kelsey, Karson, & Kamdon Owens

Sister:
Peggy Midkiff & husband Spencer of Center

2 Nieces, Tammy Wells and Kerri Bonner

Nephew, Mitchell Midkiff

Numerous Cousins & Friends
Pallbearers:
Joe Jackson, Chris Pleasant,Adam Pleasant, Otis Pleasant,Tommy McMachon, Leon Pleasant

Honorary Pallbearers:

James Pratt, Robert Samford, Jerald Hughes

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


Douglas James Westerfield, 57 of Joaquin died Friday, January 12, 2007 at his residence. He was born March 16, 1949 in Galena park to James Edwin Westerfield and Mertie Mae Bonner Westerfield. Mr. Westerfield was a former employee of Center I.D.S. and Fred Hudson KC True Value Hardware. He was a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. Mr. Westerfield served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Monday, January 15, 2007 at Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Lawrence Thompson and Bro. Sam Glover officiating. Interment will follow in the Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Surviving include: Wife, Cindy Westerfield of Joaquin. Daughter, LeeAnn Hightower of Joaquin.

Grandchildren: Crystal Westerfield of Joaquin, Aaron Gordon of Shephard and Courtney Gordon of Shephard.
Parents, Mert and James Westerfield of Joaquin. Sister, Margaret and Don Quartel of Plano, Sister in law, Betty Kucera of Brazoria, Three Nieces and One Nephew.

Numerous Other Relatives and a Host of Friends.

Visitation will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Mike Marshall - Mangum Funeral Home reports that funeral services for Mike Marshall, 47 of Jasper, will be at 2 pm Sunday, January 14, 2007 at Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 pm. Saturday, January 13, 2007. He died January 11, 2007 at palestine Regional Medical Center in Palestine.

A native and longtime Jasper resident, he was a former resident of Tenaha, Texas where he was a member of Ramah Baptist Church and the Tenaha Masonic Lodge. A truck driver, he worked with Bobby Biscamp and Whitton Trucking for many years. A former bull rider, he enjoyed rodeo, especially the bull riding. He like to ride 4-wheelers in the mud and watch wrestling.

Survivors include his parents Link and Geneva Marshall of Jasper, on son Michael Lane Marshall of Tenaha, two daughters, Angel DuCroz and Jessica Marshall White, both of Tenaha, brother Kenneth marshall of Elkhart, Texas, sister in law Dianne Cansler of Jasper, three grandchildren. Jaden Washinton, Jordon Marshall and Joshua White, Jr. He is also survived by his fiancee Rhonda Miller of Newton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clayborn W. Marshall.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Stamford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904

Services are under the direction of Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.


01/12/07

Frances Holland Moore age 87 of San Augustine formerly of Midlothian, Texas passed away Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Shelby Regional Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 pm Sunday, January 14, 2007 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating and burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday January 13, 2007 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. At Mangum Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore was born September 16, 1919 in Midlothian, Texas to Parents, Emory Issac & Mary Kate (Jones) Holland. She was a homemaker and housewife.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Ray Moore.

She is survived by: Daughter, Mary Kathryn Abernathy of San Augustine

Granddaughters: Edie & Larry Miller of Center

Jackie Hill of Midlothian

Grandson:

Ethan Abernathy of Midlothian

6 Great Grandchildren:

Jennafer Porter, Ryan Miller and Parrish Miller of Center

Stan Abernathy of Glenrose, Texas

Joe Kliment and Elisabeth Hill of Midlothian

Brother, Bryant Holland of Colorado Springs, CO

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


01/11/07

Etta Ruth Sneed, Community Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Etta Ruth Sneed, of Center. Services are Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Saint Paul Baptist Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Ms. Sneed's survivors are one daughter, Lonzetta Sneed, of Center, one sister, Polly Ann Patton, of Center, and four brothers, Darryl, Willie, Leroy and James Sneed, all four of Houston.


01/10/07

Hugh O. Gamble - 73, of Center, passed away January 10, 2007. He was born January 29, 1933 in San Augustine to Sam Houston Gamble and Jackie Estes Gamble. Mr. Gamble was a Sergeant in the U S Army and a member or Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was a retired local manager from Entex Gas.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday, January 12, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Henry Hughes and Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:
Wife, Louise Gamble of Center, Son, Stephen Gamble and wife Cindy of Shelbyville. Grandchildren, Cameron McElroy, Colin McElroy, Kristen Fitzgerald and Matthew gamble. Great Grandson, Ethan McElroy.
Sisters: Verline Stewart and husband Gerald of San Augustine and Merline Boozer and husband Johnny "Red" of Orange.

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

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


01/09/07

Angelo Mulla, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away January 9, 2007 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born July 18, 1926 in Houston to Angelo Joseph Mulla and Katherine Lima Mulla. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the St. Theresa Choir and St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mr. Mulla was retired from the Navy after 25 years of service.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, January 12, 2007 at the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Mulla Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus.

Honorary pallbearers will be Vincent DiVerdi, Ski Koltonski, Jeremy Bittick, Glynn Bittick, Bill Moler and Richard Clinton.

Survivors include:

Wife, Janie Bittick Mulla of Shelbyville

Sons:

David Mulla & wife Donna of Vancouver, Washington, Raymond Mulla & wife Jody of Houston

Daughters:

Margaret "Maggie" Bowden & husband Tim of Joaquin, Terri Gray & husband Jason of Joaquin

Stepsons:

Quintin Smith of Michigan, Shaun Smith of Kansas, Justin Smith of Austin

Stepdaughters:

Marla Ogden of Center, Elizabeth Kilpatrick of Spring

Sisters:

Johanna Smith of Lake Jackson, Saveria Partain of Houston, Patricia Stegent of Houston, Theresa Semilion of Houston, Rosemary Sydlick of Houston and Elizabeth Mulla of Houston

Brothers:

Vincent Mulla of Houston and Joseph Mulla of Gary

Grandchildren:

Jason Mulla & wife Patty of Honduras, Cody Mulla & wife Hannah of Houston, Angela Bowden of Joaquin, Tim Bowden, II of Irvine, California, Kristi Mulla of Vancouver, Washington and Kerri Hersel and husband Tyler of Mollola, Oregon.

Great Grandchildren: Ian Bowden, Jadon Hersel and Hailey March

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Angelo Joseph Mulla and Katherine Rose Lima Mulla

First Wife, Margie Walker Mulla
Great Granddaughter, Sophia Mulla

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 11, 2007, with Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Nancy Jane Mancil "Flup" Bailey, 71, of Center, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2007. She was born September 28, 1935 to Noel Mancil and Josie Renfro Mancil. Nancy was a Christian homemaker. She loved her music and playing the French harp on Ms. Mattie Dellinger's party line. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be John Mancil, Cody Brown, John Parks, Jody Windham, Herman Ramirez and Scott Watson. Honorary pallbearer will be Regie Brown.

Survivors include:

Husband of 31 years, Hughy Gene Bailey of Center

Son, Jimmy Dale Bailey of Nacogdoches

Sisters:

Earline Mancil of Bronson

Merline Byley of Breckinridge

Mother-in-Law & Father-in-Law, J. Hugh & Johnny Bailey

Special Friends:

Julienne Hughes, Stephanie Hutto, Daisey Mae and Bo Jones, Jeanie Amburn, Barbara and Billy Amburn the Jimmy Parks Family, Charles Bagget and Ronnie and Burrell Williams.

Also a host of other friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Noel Mancil and Josie Renfro Mancil

Brothers, William Mancil, Rod Mancil and Johnny James Mancil

Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Samuel James Allen, 58, of Nacogdoches, passed away January 6, 2007 at his home. He was born April 7, 1948 in San Francisco, California to James Sydney Allen and Mary Frances Edwards Allen. Sam loved music, children, and played the guitar and piano. He was of the Baptist Faith and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Saint's Rest Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Honorary pallbearers will be James Colwell, Sr., Douglas Windham, Clarence Stockton, Rayford Fountain and James Colwell, Jr.

Survivors include:

Sisters:

Jane L. Allen of Nacogdoches

Cindy Lynch of Galveston

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, James Sydney Allen and Mary Frances Edwards Allen

Brother, Harry Allen


01/08/07

Patsy Treanor, 73, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2007 at her home in Joaquin, Texas.

Services will be 10 am Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at First Baptist Church Haslam with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating, burial to follow at Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton, Texas.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2007 from 3 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She won many awards across the state, raising and breeding exotic birds.

She was born January 23, 1933 to Harry and Bernice Hughes Mosley.

She is survived by Daughter: Rhonda Moore and husband J. D. of Joaquin., Son, Lawrence Bass of Gloster, La. , Sister, Judy Koch of Burnet, Texas and Ginger Sellers and husband Ben of Missouri City, Texas.

In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

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


01/07/07

Ruth Earlene "Patty" Jernigan, 76, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. One of four children, she was born September 26, 1930 in Houston to E. B. and Minnie Inez Taylor Samford. She and her husband, Joe, moved to Center in 1970 with their five children. Patty was a devoted christian, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of McClelland Community Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Arvie Jernigan and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Gene Akridge, Ronnie Gragg, Justin Spraggins, David Sigler, Bryan Slcum, Jimbo Akridge, Tim Hopkins, Cory Collins, Blaine Tapley and C.P. Griffith.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian Chase, Jimmy Faulkner, Jeff Bridwell and Billy Don Hughes.

Survivors include:
Husband of 53 years, Joe Neal Jernigan of Center
Daughters:
Zandra Akridge & husband Gene of Nacogdoches
Debbi Gragg & husband Ronnie of Center
Sons:
Jody Jernigan & wife Annette of Huxley
John Jernigan & wife Cassie of Huxley
James Jernigan & wife Melissa of Shelbyville
Grandchildren:
Amy Spraggins & husband Justin of Nacogdoches, Shioh Slocum and husband Bryan of Center, Leah Chase and husband Brian of Center, Ashley Akridge of Nacogdoches, Jessica Hopkins and husband Tim of Dallas, Samantha Yates of Huxley Jimbo Akridge of Nacogdoches, Hannah Jernigan of Center, Jeremy Yates of Huxley, Taylor Jernigan of Huxley, Michael Jernigan of Center, Morgan Jernigan of Huxley
Great Grandchildren:
Cole Mooney of Center, Skylar Sigler of Center, Jayda Hopkins of Dallas, Abigail Spraggins of Nacogdoches, Gracie Slocum of Center and Parker Rayne Chase of Center
Brother, Elvin Samford and wife LaVerne of California
Sisters:
Dolly Brewer of Houston
Faye Bryce & husband Dillard of Houston
Special childhood friend, Joyce Senior of Sugarland
A host of other friends and extended family.
Preceded in death by:
Parents, E. B. Samford and Minnie Inez Taylor Samford

***Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, January 8, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home****


01/06/07

Ethel C. Owens, age 84 of Center, passed away Friday, January 5, 2007 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center.

Graveside services will be 11 am, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Old Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. James T. Hall officiating. No visitation is planned.

She was born March 18, 1922 in Garrison to parents, J. G. "Jack" Clifton and Ira Hayes Clifton. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Owens, Daughter, Sarah May King, 2 Sisters, Essie McBride and Betty Louise Ferguson and 2 Brothers, Glenn Clifton and J.E. Clifton.

She is survived by: 2 Sons, Barney Thomas King of Corsicana and James Edward King of Waco. 1 Daughter and Son in law, Lena and A.J. "Jack" Liles of Tenaha., 9 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 1 Sister, Maggie Evelyn Schafer of Waco.

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


Mildred Bonner Ramsey, age 79 passed away, Saturday, January 6, 2007 at her home in Joaquin.

Services will be 10 am Monday, January 8, 2007 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lawrence Thompson and Bro. Sam Glover officiating, burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Visitation will be Sunday, from 3 pm till 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 6, 1927 in Joaquin to parents, Rufus and Alma(Cox)Bonner. She was a homemaker and she was a member of the Lone Cedar Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Alma Bonner, Husband, Billy Gene Ramsey, 2 Sisters, Gertude Adams and Rose Gray and Sister in law, Cleo Bonner.

She is survived by: 3 Children, Almagene Sheffield and Husband, John R. of Porter, Texas, Rodney Ramsey and wife, Regina of Old River, Texas and Billy Paul Ramsey and wife Elaine of Alvin, Texas.

Grandchildren: Janie Lanham, John Salter, Mindy Salter, Alesia Ramsey, Dustin Ramsey, Kolton Ramsey, Justin Ramsey, Amber Goodwin and Kelly Ramsey.

Great Granddaughter, Olivia Lanham.

Brother: James F. Bonner of Shreveport, La., Sister, Mertie Mae Westerfield and husband, James of Joaquin, Brother, Haward Bonner and wife Dorothy of Joaquin, Brother in law, Auburn Gray of Joaquin.

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


01/05/07

Shirley Brown - 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2007 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born February 15, 1934 in the Aiken community of Shelby County, Texas to Alva and Beulah Dean Head. Mrs. Brown was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired school teacher. She loved to paint and write poetry.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 7, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Jason Hebert and Bro. Lawrence Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Survivors include:

Husband, Charles D. Brown of Center

Daughter, Dr. Debrah Worsham & husband Phil of Joaquin

Son, Richard Brown & wife Tina of Aiken

Daughter, Karen Goeke of The Woodlands

Son, Randy Brown of Tyler

Son, Keith Brown & wife Beth of Center

Son, Bradley Brown of Katy

Doug, Jr. of Springhill

Grandchildren:

Chad Brown, Eric Brown, Kristen Goeke, Sarah Worsham, Kaitlyn Goeke, Travis Worsham, Loren Brown, Luke Brown, Chelsey Brown, Olivia Worsham, Chloe Brown, Chas Brown, Colton Goeke

Brother, Billy Head and wife Helen of Port Neches

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Alva Head and Beulah Dean Head

Brothers, Lloyd Head & Rex Earl Head

Sister, Lorean Kendrick

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas


Barbara Janelle Tyer- Edwards - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Barbara Janelle Tyer-Edwards, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o'clock at First Baptist Church of Timpson. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Among Ms. Edwards' survivors are one son, William Melvin Edwards, of Timpson, two daughters, Barbara Crawford, of Nacogdoches, and Belinda Solomon, of Timpson. and one sister, Pauline Hayes, of Houston.


01/04/07

James "Parker" White, 90, of Center passed away Thursday, January 4, 2007 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 pm Monday, January 8, 2007 at Tenaha First United Methodist Church with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery with VFW Post 8904 in charge.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 7, 2007 from 3 pm until 6 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 1, 1916 to James and LeNora Parker White. He served in WWII Coast Guard.

He is preceded in death by his parents James and LeNora White.

He is survived by: Nephew, Leo H. White Jr. of San Antonio and Cousins, Dick Parker of Tenaha, and Roselyn Parker Bagwell of Carthage, Peggy Rader of Auburn, CA., Charlsie Menefee of Tenaha, Betty Robertson of Center, Dan Parker of Center, Chharlie Bill Parker of San Antonio and Billy Parker of New Mexico..

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


P. L. Lout, 82, of Nederland, Texas died Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Tx.

P. L. was born on August 26, 1924 in Norflett, Arkansas to Paddie Lee Lout, Sr. and Leona Fleming Lout. He retired from the Security Department at Texaco and was resident of Nederland for 38 years.

He was a member of Stonegate Missionary Baptist Church, Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 of Center, Texas and also Bridge City Masonic Lodge #1345 and Port Arthur Cosmopolitan Lodge #872.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas. Masonic Graveside services conducted by Bridge City Lodge #1345 will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, Texas. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2006 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the funeral home.

Survivors include
Wife, Barbara Lout of Nederland, Tx.
Daughters, Diana Bellard of Port Neches, Tx., Cathy Swearingen of Bridge City, Tx., and Jimmie Durham and husband James of Center, Tx.
Son, David L. Lout of La Porte, Tx.
Sisters, Birdie Crocker of Center,Tx., Johnnie Hutto and husband, Jake of Waskom, Tx., Laverne Smith of Port Arthur, Tx., Jean Jackson of Benton, La., Tommie Rohrer and husband Jim of Orangevale, Ca.
Brothers Maurice Lout of Center, Tx. and James Lout and wife Ann of Conroe, Tx.
Grandchildren, Christopher Lout, Heather Davis, Melanie Laughlin, Shawn Laughlin, Tiffany Laughlin, and Chelsea Swearingen.
Great Grandchildren, Gracie Lout, Abigail Lout, Austen O'Day, Lyndsee O'Day, Hailey Alston, Mariah Davis, Savannah Davis, Jackson Davis and Lily Davis.

Shirley Kerr Bowden, 70, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007. She was born September 9, 1936 in Haslam, Texas to Frank and Mary lucille Bolin Kerr.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, January 5, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas with Rev. Al Turner officiating.

Survivors Include: Son, Tim Bowden and wife Maggie of Joaquin.
Grandchildren: Angela Bowden of Joaquin and Tim "Bubba" Bowden II of Irvine California.
Great Grandchild, Ian Bowden of Joaquin.
Sister, Tommie J. Kerr of Center.
Nephews, Roland Taylor of Logansport and DeWayne Whitaker of Waskom.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, January 4, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


01/03/07

James Everett Figley - Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage announces services for 80 year old, Mr. James Everett 'Eb' Figley, of Tenaha. Services are tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at two o'clock at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Interment will be in Mount Bethel Cemetery. The body will lie in state this (Wednesday) evening at six o'clock at Hawthorn Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from six until eight o'clock this evening.

Among Mr. Figley's survivors are his wife, Rece Figley, of Tenaha, two daughters, Janis Urban and Connie Johnson, both of Tenaha, and one brother, Clifford Figley, of Carthage.


Jamarcus Markeith McCollister - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 21 year old, Jamarcus Markeith McCollister, of Center. Services are tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at two o"clock at Center Triumph. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. McCollister's survivors are his mother, Yvonne McCollister, his father, Allen Suell, his wife, Shineice Smith, and two sons, Jamarcus Markeith McCollister, Junior, and Wyatt McCollister, all of Center.


01/02/07

Patsy Bittick Rice, 68, of Center, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007 at her home. She was born June 15, 1938 in Center to Wylie and Iola Samford Bittick. She was a retired Real Estate Escrow Officer.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3rd at Advantage Funeral Home in Belaire, Texas from 5 -8pm. On Thursday, services will be held at New Hope Church in Manville, Tx.

In Center, visitation will be on Thursday evening, January 4th, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home from 6 - 8 pm. On Friday, January 5th, graveside services will be held at Short Cemetery at 10:00 am.

Survivors Include:

Sons: Shannon Rice and wife Lisa of Alvin and Mike Rice and wife Cecelia of Center.

Grandsons: Kenny Rice and wife Maritere of Friendswood and Garrett Rice of Alvin.

Granddaughter: Madison Rice of Alvin.

Great Grandson: David Rice of Friendswood.

Brothers: Jasper Bittick and wife Maureen of Keller, Ernest Wayne Bittick and wife, Karen, of Center. and Mike Konzack and wife Nina of Spring.

Sister: Sandy Bittick Mead and husband Ron of Pasadena.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Wylie Bittick and Iola Samford Bittick. Brothers, Eugene Bittick and Edward Ray Bittick and Sister, JoAnn Bittick Daniel.

Irene McCauley, 93, of Center, passed away January 1, 2007. She was born March 14, 1913 in Weaver, Texas to George Chaney and Mary Cranford Chaney.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, January 5, 2007 at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating.

Survivors include:

Son, Jimmy McCauley and wife Teresa of Center

Grandchildren:

Donna Graves and husband Travis

Gail Risse and husband George

Ricky McCauley

Kevin McCauley and wife Schelli

Also a number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Daughter-in-Law, Mavis McCauley of Orange

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Henry McCauley

Sons, Kenneth McCauley and Charles McCauley

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Arthur Johnson - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 48 year old, Arthur Johnson, of Timpson. Services are Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at Friendship Baptist Church in Bobo. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Among Mr. Johnson's survivors are his wife, Teresa Tutt Johnson, of Tenaha, one son, Arthur Johnson, Junior, of Tenaha, one daughter, Erica Simmons, of Timpson, his father, Bobby Johnson, of Tenaha, his step-father, Billy Glazier, of Timpson, four brothers, Robert Glazier, Joe Mack Johnson, and Billy Joe Glazier, all three of Timpson, and Bobby Glenn Johnson, of Center, and two sisters, Linda Johnson, of Center, and Billie Ann Glazier, of Houston.


1/1/07

Mertis Lout Ervin, 84, of Center, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007. She was born in Center on November 17, 1922 to Jewel Lout and Minnie Grider Lout. Ms. Ervin was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ervin, in 1965.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Horace Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Son, Charles R. Ervin and wife Marietta of Kingwood

Sister, Ruby Smith of San Augustine

Grandchildren:

Carrie Marie Hearnsberger of Huntington

Mark Charles Ervin of Lufkin

Great Grandchildren:

Matthew, Tyler & Zachery

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Texas Chapter, PO Box 630636, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963 or Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****

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12/29/06

Sybil Bryce, 86, of Houston, passed away Friday, December 29, 2006.

Graveside services will be held 11 am at Pleasant Grove cemetery on Tuesday, January 2, 2006.

She is preceded in death by her husband James Adlee Bryce.

She is survived by Son: Robert Bryce and wife Penny of Houston and Brother in law: Jeral Bryce and wife Marie of Houston.


James Granvel Hopkins, 79, of Center, passed away Friday, December 29, 2006 at his home. He was born April 6, 1927 in the Aiken Community of Shelby County, Texas to James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Cornelia Bridges Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins was a switchman for Southwestern Bell and was a member of The Southwestern Bell Pioneer Club. He was a member and Deacon at The First Baptist Church of Center where he was in Dr. Hooker's Sunday School class. Mr. Hopkins was also a 50+ year member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149, and served in the US Army.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 31,2006 at The First Baptist Church of Center with Rev. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearer will be J.W. Adams.

Survivors include:

Sons:

Guy Hopkins & wife Linda of Morrow, Georgia

Teddy Hopkins & wife Becky of Center

Grandchildren:

Jonathan Hopkins of Dallas

Timothy Hopkins & wife Jessica of Dallas

Benjamin Hopkins of Morrow, Georgia

Rachael Hopkins of Morrow, Georgia

Rebekah Frederick & husband Mike of Jonesboro, Georgia

Great Grandchildren:

Jayda Hopkins of Dallas

Genevieve Hopkins of Jonesboro, Georgia

Sister:

Beth Spurlock & husband June of Center

Brothers-in-Law:

Tom Hughes of Monahans

Henry Hughes & wife Peggy of Center

David Hughes & wife Cathy of Center

E.C. McSwain of Houston

Preceded in death by:

Parents, James Clyde Hopkins & Neva Cornelia Bridges Hopkins

Wife: Mrs. Maudine Hopkins.

Brothers, Swinnon Hopkins & Rodney Hopkins

Sisters, Gwen McSwain & infant sister, Reba Hopkins

Memorials can be made to the Carroll Cemetery Fund.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Frank L. Anderson, Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 28, 2006. He was born on March 20, 1918 in San Antonio, Texas to Frank and Helena Anderson.

Frank was preceded in death by his daughter Nancy Foster. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy Childs Anderson, son, Frank L. Anderson, Jr. and wife Edna Faye of Bryan, Texas, brother, Orin Anderson of Helotes, Texas, special friends, J.W. Braden and Catherine Reed and many nieces, nephews and friends. Being loved my many relatives and friends, Frank will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

Frank graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, Summa Cum Laude, on August 25, 1941 with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. He was an engineer in the petroleum industry working in the United States, Antigua, West Indies and in India. He served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. Frank was an accomplished bridge player, a self taught organist and loved singing gospel songs praising the Lord. His favorite song was "Life's Railway to Heaven". Frank loved nature, his home, and keeping his yard beautiful. Frank was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 30, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Silas, Texas.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Frank's name to the First United Methodist Church of Center or a charity of your choice.


12/23/06

Kaley Jean Lee, four months old, of Center and Waco passed away Saturday, December 23, 2006. She was born July 26, 2006 in Center to Chris Weaver and Shanan Lee.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:

Mother, Shanan Lee of Waco

Father, Chris Weaver of Center

Brother, Bobby Eugene Hendricks, III of Waco

Grandmother, Teresa Fletcher of Fruita, Colorado

Great Grandparents, Boone & Lynne Weaver of Center

Great Grandparents, James & Jean Lee of Center

Violet & Buster Ford of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

***Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home****


Avis LaFay Stoker - age 68 of Altus, Oklahoma passed away Friday, December 22, 2006 at Comanche County memorial Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma.

She was born March 31, 1938 in San Augustine, Texas to Otis Earl Amburn and Vassie Lee (Spann) Amburn. Avis had lived in the Altus area for the last 45 years moving there from Center, Texas. She worked at Jackson County Memorial Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse for several years.

Alvis enjoyed fishing, cooking, sewing and playing dominoes, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her five children, Flint Calloway of Center, Texas, James Calloway of Altus, OK., Selena Crawford and her husband Steve Windham of Center,TX., Delana Stoker of Altus. OK., Wynoka Crawford and her husband Jeff of Altus, OK.,

She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Odis Earl Amburn Jr..

Funeral services for Avis Stoker are scheduled for Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 2 p at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas. Interment will follow at the Spann Cemetery in Center. Local arrangements are made under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus, OK.

On line tributes can be made to the family of Avis Stoker at www.Lowell-Tims.com


12/22/06

Cora McSwain, 91, of Center, passed away December 21, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born April 21, 1915 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Henry and Mineola Fletcher Spells. Ms. McSwain was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ & Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 24, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Tim Perkins and Bro. Burk Bounds officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Son, Joe McSwain of Center

Daughter, Jackie Fancher of Timpson

Grandchildren:

Richard Fancher & wife Jenny of Center

Timmy Fancher & wife Radonna of Lufkin

Scott Fancher & wife Nancy of Terrell

Sandra Maloy & husband Tim of Joaquin

Kathy Carrington & husband Bubba Timpson

Jonise Holley & husband Ronnie Kilgore

Leann Baldwin & husband Scott of Center

12 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters:

Zettie Barnett & husband Robert of Center

Norvelle 'PeeWee' Holt of Center

Leola Eaves of Center

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

Preceded in death by:

Husband, Kermit McSwain

Son-in-Law, Allen Fancher

Daughter-in-Law, Becky McSwain

Five Brothers

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/18/06

William "Bill" Joseph Barton, 73, of Center, passed away Monday, December 18, 2006 at his home. He was born July 9, 1933 in Center, Texas to Joseph Edward Barton and Corene Busbee Barton. Mr. Barton was a graduate of Center High School. He also graduated from North Texas University with a BS Degree in accounting, SMU with a law degree and the New York University with a degree in taxation. He was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Order with a life-long affiliation of 52 years. Mr. Barton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center. He was employed by a number of major companies as a CEO and traveled all over the world prior to returning to Center in 1979. Mr. Barton opened his law office in Center in 1980 where he practiced in family law, real estate and taxation.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Luke Motley, Keith Wagnon, John Price, Howard Cloudy, Lynn Hart, McNeil Moore and Lynn Busbee.

Honorary pallbearers will be Malcolm Weaver, Ed Roberts, Dr. Aaron Polk, Don Wheeler, Randy McLeroy and Deck Jones.

Survivors include:

Wife, Josephine "Mollie" Barton of Center

Daughters:

G.G. Steiner of Dallas

Alison McIntosh and husband Robert of Dallas

Letitia Poindexter and husband Billy of Center

Judy Owens and husband Mark of Joaquin

Debra Hibbard of Houston

Kathy Waldon of Houston

Sons:

John Hibbard of Nacogdoches

Joe Hibbard of Nacogdoches

Victor Hibbard of Dallas

L.D. Hibbard, Jr. and wife Carmen of Center

Wallace Hibbard and wife Pam of Tyler

Gregory Hibbard and wife Linda of Oslo, Norway

Grandchildren:

Sarah Klein, Robert McIntosh, Elton McIntosh, Cassie McIntosh

Sixty Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-Law:

John "Nicky" Schra-Kamp and wife Martha
Theordore "Ted" Schra-Kamp and wife Kathy

Sisters-in-Law:

Ann Phillpot and husband Clarence

Marguerite Franovich and husband Clarence

Cousins:

Lynn Busbee and wife Sharon

Jane Steinmann and husband Ray

Preceded by:

Parents, Joseph Edward Barton and Corene Busbee Barton

Brother, John "Buzz" Barton

Special thanks to Billy Poindexter who held a special place in Bill's heart as a son for his untiring devotion.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Sarah Owens Scott, 71, of Center, passed away December 17, 2006. She was born November 2, 1935 in Center to Hubert "Aaron" Owens and Velma Olena Owens.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial park.

Pallbearers will be Don Moody, Craig Crocker, Wayne Fausett, Matt Wright, Jamie Perry and Shane Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bennie Boles and Kenneth Lock.

Survivors include: Daughter, Marilyn Hogue and husband Randy of Center, Grandson, Todd Hogue of Center.

Preceded in death by Parents: Aaron and Velma Olena Owens, Granddaughter, Brandi Hogue.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/15/06

Detoris Hubbard - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 29 year old, Detoris Hubbard, of Center. Services are Sunday afternoon at Three o'clock at Triumph Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. Hubbard's survivors are his wife, Lynette Cartwright, of Shelbyville, two daughters, Zania and Iania Hubbard, both of Shelbyville, mother, Equallia Perodin, of Dallas, father, Randy Hubbard, of Center, two brothers, DeKova Hubbard, of Center, and Randy Hubbard, Junior, of Houston, and five sisters, Demeka Hubbard, of Ohio, DeChandra Hubbard Gonzalez, of Temple, Rhonda Horton, of Tenaha, Andria Hubbard, of Center, and Lisa Whaley, of Center.


12/14/06

Hester Pinkston Lamon, 76, of Center, passed away December 14, 2006. She was born April 16, 1930 in Chireno to Lester and Mary Beasley Pinkston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in Center with Rev. M. D. Lamon & Rev. Richard Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Richard Goodwin, II, Aubrey Lamon, II, Jeff Hamm, Paris Stokes, Garfield D. Lamon, Jr. and Patrick Lamon.

Survivors include:

Husband of 58 years, Rev. M. D. Lamon

Daughter, Shirley Goodwin & husband Richard of Center

Sons:

Aubrey Lamon & wife Diane of Center

Don Lamon & wife Rilda of Edwards, Mississippi

Garfield D. Lamon, Sr. of Woodville

Grandchildren:

Richard Goodwin & wife Lisa of Louisville, Kentucky

Lori Goodwin of Louisville, Kentucky

Aubrey Lamon, II of Center

Alesha Hamm & husband Jeff of Edwards, Mississippi

Donna Stokes & husband Paris of Vicksburg, Mississippi

DeeAnn Davis & husband Jared of Colmesneil

Garfield Lamon, Jr. & wife Tracy of Woodville

Patrick Lamon of Woodville

Great Grandchildren:

Shelby Lamon of Woodville

Garfield D. Lamon, III of Woodville

Katherine Hamm of Edwards, Mississippi

Sister, Marie Norris of Sun City, Florida

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

Preceded in death by four brothers and a twin sister.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/13/06

Gerealdine "Lois" Robinson, 79, passed away Tuesday December 12, 2006 at her home in Center. Services will be 2 pm Saturday, December 16, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbes officiating. Burial will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be 1 pm until 6 pm Friday, December 15, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 5, 1927 to John and Ola Wolf Fenamore. She was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

She is survived by: 8 Children: Fredia Harrup and husband Gardner of Center, George Samford & wife Karen of Kerrville, David Samford & wife Brenda of Rockport, James Samford & wife Rojean of Jewett, John Samford & wife Tammy of Ingram, Mark Samford & wife Karen of Mishawaka, IN., Dale Robinson & wife Loretta of Ingram, Lois Robinson White & husband Steven of Shelbyville.

36 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.

Sister: Doris Sheffield of Lincoln, NE. and Brother: Alton Wiggs & wife Hazel of Cabot, Ark.

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


Wilma Lawrence - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Wilma Lawrence, of Cleburne. Services are Friday morning at nine o'clock at Hillsine Baptist Church in Alverado, Texas. Graveside services will be at 3:30 Friday afternoon at Mount Herman Cemetery.

Among Ms. Lawrence's survivors are her husband, Carl Lawrence, two daughters and one brother.


Jimmie Edward Byars, Sr. 79, of Mabank, passed away December 12, 2006. He was born December 26, 1926 in Waxahachie to James Ollie Byars & Jessie Jane Aydelotte Byars. Mr. Byars served in the US Navy. He was a member of Phalba Church of Christ and he was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, December 15,2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Wife, Betty Jean Byars of Mabank

Daughters:

Brenda Richard & husband Robert of Joaquin

Nancy Henderson & husband E. W. of Eustace

Lisa Dunning of Mabank

Grandchildren:

Tracy Kay Nowlin

Tyson Penning

John Wilbanks

Karrie Raybon

J.W. Byars

Jordan Byars

Jake Byars Andy Dunning

16 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:

Dorothy Owens of Mabank

Jean Eaves of Waxahachie

Step-Brothers:

Roy Harris of Maypearls

Jackie Harris of Mabank

Also a host of friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, James Ollie and Jessie Jane Aydelotte Byars

Son, Jimmie Edward Byars, Jr.

5 Brothers & 4 Sisters

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/11/06

D. Wood Sholar, 90, of Joaquin, passed away December 11, 2006 in Center. He was born August 18, 1916 in Joaquin to Ransom and Mollie Wood Sholar. Mr. Sholar was a self-employed farmer and rancher.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Russ Atwood officiating.

Survivors include:

Son, Nolan Sholar & wife Gail of Joaquin

Daughter, Linda Sholar of Clute, Texas

Granddaughter, Alina Sholar of Evansville, Indiana

Grandsons:

Gregory Sholar & wife Breanne of Spring

Christopher Langley & wife Kristy of Clute

Matthew Langley of Clute

Great Grandsons:

Tyler Sholar & Cameron Sholar, both of Spring

Nephew:

James Walker of Gladewater

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Ransom Sholar & Mollie Wood Sholar

Wife, Jodie B. Walker Sholar

Brother, Lacy Sholar

Sister, Alma Sholar Davis

An infant son

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Marguerite Hinton, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2006 at her home. She was born April 25, 1925 in Joaquin to Willie and Effie Smith Jones. Mrs. Hinton was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 11, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:

Husband, Warren Hinton of Joaquin

Son, Warren E. Hinton of Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Grandchildren:

Simeon Pruski, Brian Hinton, Johanna Hinton, Josh Hinton, Haley Shead, Christian Sedlmeyer and Tina Bowman.

Great Grandchildren:

Alexandra Pruski, Seth Pruski, Tom Sedlmeyer and Ryan Bowman.

Brother, Glenn Jones & wife Mary Ann of Centerville

Preceded in death by son, Wayne Hinton

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 10, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


12/08/06

McKayla DeShay Smith, infant, of Shelbyville passed away December 7, 2006 at a Center hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 9, 2006 at Patroon Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.

Survivors include:

Mother, Kristy Windham of Shelbyville

Father, Tyrone Smith of Center

Sister, McKenzie Paige Smith of Shelbyville

Grandparents, Keith & Sheila Windham of Shelbyville

Grandparents, N. H. Johnson & Genell Smith

Great Grandmother, Nettie Windham of Shelbyville

Great Grandmother, Lucille Denby of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins & friends.


Marlene Jordan - 62, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2006 at her home in Tenaha.

A Memorial Service will be Monday, December 11, 2006 at 10 am at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Her ashes will be sent back to Georgia for burial by her parents.

She was born March 5, 1944 in Griffin, GA. to parents John Taylor and Kathryn Cornwell English.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, lawrence Jordan, son, Robert Ray Jordan and one infant brother and brother, Harvey English and one sister, Betty.

She is survived by: Daughter, margaret and Dale Hite of Tenaha, Son, John Jordan of Tenaha, Daughter, Barbara Jordan of Tenaha, Daughter, Dianne Jernigan of Lufkin, Daughter, Donna O'Neak of Lufkin.

Grandchildren: Christopher Benton, Jonathan Salas, D.J. Salas, Robert Salas, Madalynn Wilkinson, A.J. O'Neal, Nikki O'Neal, Jamel Sader, Joseph Sader, Larry Smith, Daniel Dashti, Gregory Deloach, Grant Deloach, Pamela McGee and Mary Ellen.

1 Great Grandson, Christopher Martin Benton Jr. Brothers, Barron English, John English, Willis English and Kenneth English. Sister Pat Turner.

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


12/07/06

Fay Bowman - Hick's Mortuary announces pending services for Fay Bowman, of Tenaha


12/06/06

Gladys Warr, 99, of Center, passed away December 6, 2006. Ms. Warr was born August 25, 1907 in Center to Duke Hughes and Alma Grimsley Hughes. She was a member of Short Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, December 8, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Hilton, John Steve Monk, James Lynn Livingston, Bob Warr, Claude Lucas, Kenneth Wilson and Zach Warr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Hunter Bradshaw, Woodrow Foster, Rex Richards, Choran Grimsley and Bobby Dean.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Dolores Warr Walker & husband Gene of Center

Sons:

Kenneth Warr & wife Jean of Carencro, Louisiana

Gaylon Warr of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

Granddaughter, Laura Walker of Tuscon, Arizona

Grandson, Steve Walker & wife Catherine of Evadale

Great Granddaughter, Caitlin Walker of College Station

Great Grandson, Lane Walker of Evadale

A number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband, Tilmon Warr & an infant son.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/05/06

Ruth McMilian - Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 88 year old, Mrs. Ruth McMillan, of Garrison. Services are this (Tuesday) afternoon at two o'clock at Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation is this (Tuesday) afternoon from 12:30 until two o'clock at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee or the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia.

Among Mrs. McMillan's survivors are one son, Jack Bartlett, of Center, and one daughter, Linda Bartlett-Liska, of Minnesota.


Charles W. Adams , 55, of San Antonio, passed away December 4, 2006 at a Houston hospital. He was born February 8, 1951 in Houston to Charles Cleburn Adams and Mary Frances Dockens Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, December 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Coats, Adam Coats, Steve Dockens, Wayne Morgan, Danny Sarvis, Harold Coats, Ryan Brassell and Tim Smith.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Natasha Adams Rushing of Deer Park

Son, Kevin Mikulec of Houston

Sister, Linda Coats & husband Harold of Nacogdoches

Lifetime Friend & Companion, Connie Folk of San Antonio

Granddaughter, LeeAnn Brown of Deer Park

Grandson, Devin of Houston

Nephews, Shannon Coats & Adam Coats

Niece, Malisa Brassell

Great Niece, Madeline Brassell

Great Nephews, Colin Coats & Casey Coats

Preceded in death by parents, Charles Cleburn Adams & Mary Frances Dockens Adams.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Iva Jean Cheatwood Higdon - Rose-Neath Funeral Home announces that services were held yesterday (Monday) for 76 year old, Mrs. Iva Jean Cheatwood Higdon, of Logansport.

Among Mrs. Higdon's survivors are two sons, Bobby Dean Cheatwood, of Carthage, and Roy Gene Cheatwood, of Joaquin, four daughters, Judy Choate and Carolyn C. Lee, both of Logansport, and Janice Bonner and Patti Hogg, both of Carthage, two sisters, Betty Daniels and Lynda Palmer, both of Mansfield, and one brother, Don Pierce, of Logansport.


12/03/06

Edgar Loren "Cootie" Enmon, 81, of Ponchatouia, Louisiana died Saturday, December, 2, 2006. He was born July 27, 1925 in Center to Charlie and Minnie Green Enmon. Mr. Enmon was a US Army Veteran of WWII, having received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and numerous other accommodation. He was a fifty year member of the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Shriner in Tyler.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Mr. Tim Perkins and Rev. Gene Kirkley officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Askew Enmon and son, Tom Enmon, three daughters, Loren Enmon, Lesa Enmon, Lynn E. Marino, step son, David Lout, step daughter, Diana Ballard, fourteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ennon was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Arnett Enmon, two brothers, Whimpy Enmon and Dick Enmon, two sisters, Verna Alexander and Edith Jones.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center, 1501 West Division, Arlington, Texas, 76012 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 815 Market St., Galveston, Texas 77550.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm,. Monday, December 4, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/2/06

Wardella Smith, age 77 of Bossier City, La. passed away Saturday, December 02, 2006 at Colonial Oaks Nursing Home in Bossier City, La.

Services will be 1 pm Monday, December 4, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Visitation will begin at 2 pm on Sunday until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home and again at 8 am on Monday until service time.

She was born August 5, 1929 in Huxley. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Waymon and Bertie(Hendricks) Holt.

She is survived by: Husband, Earl Smith of Bossier City, La., Daughter, Susan Giddens and husband Milton of Plain Dealing, La., Son, David Smith and Faye of Bossier City, La., Daughter, Stayce Malone and husband, Keith of Rockwell.

Grandchildren: John D. Ewing and wife, Annie, Jennifer Reeme and husband, Trey, Brian Gidden and wife, Kori, Melissa Moore and husband, Chris, Erica Smith, Jacob, Joshua and Rebekah Malone.

Great Grandchid: Brennon Moore.

Brother in law: Joel R. Smith of Shreveport, La.

Number of Cousins and Friends.

Pallbearers: John D. Ewing, Jake Malone, Prentice Hendricks, O.L. "Tooty" Hedricks, Craig Hendricks and Ron Hendricks.

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11/30/06

Winfrey Dee Lout - age 88 lifelong resident of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at the home of her daughter where she had made her home for several years.

Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 1, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 22, 1918 in Shelby County to Parents: Ira and Mildred Kimbro Hughes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Center. She was retired from Holly Farms, Center.

She is preceded in death by: husband, J.C. Lout, Sister, Marie Hughes Croft, Parents, Ira & Mildred Hughes, Sister-in-law, Tommie Jane Bradshaw Hughes and Brothers-in-law, Leonard Favale and Dalton Croft.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Shelby Jean Anderson and husband, Wade of Center
Grandson, Steve Anderson & wife, Theresa of Timpson

Granddaughter, Mitzi Lengl & husband, Mike of Center

Great Grandchildren:

Mark Shannon Anderson

Luke, Lauren & Faith Lengl
Delinda McDonald

Aaron & Adam Whitehead

Great Great Grandchildren:

Kylie, Kaitlyn & Corey Sigler and Emily McDonald

Sister, Lottie Hughes Favale of San Francisco, California

Brother, Tommy Hughes of Arlington

Nieces and Nephews: Pat & Sandy Favale, Billy and Randy Huhges, Pam Buller and Kim Cramer

Pallbearers: Leonard Eaves, Vance Green, David Bain, Kenneth Hughes, Clyde Samford, and Joe Anderson

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, TX


Delano Warr - 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Service will be 10 am Saturday, December 2, 2006 at mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 1, 2006, from 5 pm until 9 pm.

He was born January 30, 1943 to Lofton and Donna Koonce Warr. He was a dispatcher for the Sheriff's Department in Shelby and Nacogdoches County. He was a member of the Mt. Herman Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lofton and Donna Warr, brother, James Warr, sister, Infant baby.

He is survived by Wife, Sandra Warr of Center, Niece, Kerri Wiggins and husband, Darren of Center, Nephew, Matt Warr and wife, Elizabeth of Flagstaff, Arizonia, Step children, Sharla Cedilla of Pasadena, CA. , Nathan Thompson of Phoenix, AR., John Thompson of Pasadena, TX., Wesley Thompson, of West Virginia.

Mother in law, Gladys Yeary Reeves of Pasadena, CA., Sister in laws, Dianne Cothran of Pasadena, CA., Diane Yeary of Pasadena, CA., Jeanette Carter of Carthage.

Grandchildren: Jaeson Turner, Jax Turner, Rachel Smith-Thompson, Anthony Thompson, Danny Thompson, Jeremy Thompson.

Great Nephews: Jesse and Jared Wiggins of Center.

Extra Special Friends: Jeff and Shelia Espinosa of Center and Pamela Whitton of Center.

Aunt: Eldora Holt of Center.

Numerous Cousins and Friends.

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


11/27/06

Lela Fay Wilson, age, 75, after a lengthy illness Mrs. Wilson passed away peacefully on November 24, 2006.

She is survived by her three loving children. Gilbert R. Wilson, of Manor Tx. Bruna J. Hubbard of Garland, Tx. and Joanne K. Gamini and her husband, Max of Huntsville, Tx. Other survivors include her four grandchildren, Nathanial Wilson, Mauri Hubbard-Harrison, Tania and Shari Hall. Her loving brother Commie Smith and his wife Betty, Brother in Laws Carl Wilson and his wife Shirley, and Thad Leslie Sewell and his wife Donna of Amarillo, Tx. Many dear and wonderful niece and nephews.

Mrs. Wilson will be laid to rest by her loving husband Billy J. Wilson at Wimberly cemetery in Shelbyville, Tx. Bill and Lela Wilson were the former owners of Bill's Landing (previously know as Bailey's Landing) in Shelbyville, Tx. which is now owned and by Charlie and Rhonda Shiverly who are very dear and close friends as would be with any child-parent relationship.

Lela is preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. Wilson, her twin sister, Willie Jones, her sister Eva and one granddaughter, Lindsey Hubbard.

Visitation on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 7 pm at Mangum Funeral home, 420 San Augustine Street, Center Tx. 936-598-3341.

Grave side services at Wimberly Cemetery on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 11 am in Shelbyville, Tx. Funeral Services provided by Mangum Funeral Home.


Kathryn Joyce Shouse, age 49, of Timpson formerly of Dallas passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at her residence.

There will be no services, family requested that her body be cremated.

Kathryn Joyce Shouse was born, November 23, 1956 in Pasadena, Tx. to James Augustus MCBroom and Marion Cargill McBroom Mitchell.

She is survived by Her Mother, Marion Mitchell of Appleby, 4 Sisters, Chris Lee and husband Cleave of Timpson, Gail Estes of Nacogdoches, Sharon Branstein of Richards, and Kathy McBroom of Lake Worth.

Numberous Nieces and Nephews.


11/24/06

Effie Mae Fenley Sharpton, 91, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born October 6, 1915 in San Augustine, Texas to John and Pearl Battles Ware. She was a member of the Newburn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ms. Sharpton was also a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Jason Hebert and Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Don Bush, Jeff Lucas, Calvin Lynn Jernigan, Mike Fenley, Tommy Fenley and Glenn Fenley.

She is survived by:

Daughters:

Mae Stotts & husband Doniece of Center

Joyce Lucas & husband J.C. of New Caney

JoEllen Bush & husband Charles of Marshall, Arkansas

Sons:

I.W. “Dub” Fenley & wife Carolyn of Center

Dewey “Gene” Eugene Fenley & wife Dorothy of Center

Half Brothers:

William “Bill” Ware & wife Ruth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

John Ware & wife Mary of Eufaula, Oklahoma

Robert Milton Ware of Eufaula, Oklahoma

17 Grandchildren

26 Great Grandchildren

9 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

Husband, Ira “Big Bud” Fenley, Father of her children

Husband, Cletus Sharpton

Granddaughter, Krystal Fenley

Brothers, Carl Ware & Dewey Ware

Memorials can be made to the White Rock Cemetery Fund & Gideons Memorial Bible Fund.

****Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


11/22/06

John Paul McSwain - 42, of Joaquin, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2006. He was born September 25, 1964 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Billy and Helen Tyler McSwain. He was a member of the Jackson Baptist Church. Mr. McSwain was a lineman for Swepco and a farmer.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, November 24, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Cross, Bro. Dock Lazarine, and Tommy Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:
Wife, Joel McSwain of Joaquin, Son, Tyler Dean McSwain of Joaquin, Daughter, Bailee Dawn McSwain of Joaquin, Parents, Billy & Helen McSwain of Joaquin, Grandmother, Ollie Tyler of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Brother, Tim McSwain & wife Paula of Bayton.

Nephews: John Daniel McSwain of Baytown, Joshua Logan McSwain of Baytown. Father in law Hugh Daw of Joaquin, Mother in law, Joyce Noble & husband Roy of Joaquin, Sister in law, Dawn Kay & husband Michael of Huxley.

Nephews: Dawson Atwood Kay of Huxley, Deakon Duvall Kay of Huxley, Aunt, Jackie Adams of Nacogdoches, Uncle, Willie Tyler of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Aunt, Grace McMehan of Austin. Also numerous relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by 4 Grandparents and 1 Uncle.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, November 23, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


11/20/06

Irene Philip Campbell -65, of Center, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2006. She was born October 10, 1941 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania to John Philip, Sr. and Margaret Warnick Philip of Unionstown, Pennsylvania.

Irene was in the Women’s Army Corp from 1959 to 1961. She attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, El Centro College in Dallas and SFA in Nacogdoches. She was a registered nurse for 40 years and was a certified RN for cardiac care, advanced life support, and closed head and spinal cord injuries. She was invited to Who’s Who of Professional Nurses.

Pallbearers will be Mark Riggan, Steve Campbell, Odell Wiggins, Dusty Davis, Ty Wilson & Ronnie Campbell.

Honorary pallbearers will be all of Mrs. Campbell’s other nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Dr. Jack Smith and Jerry Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband: Coy Campbell of Center

Son: Franco Campbell of Jacksboro

Grandson: Coy Allen Campbell and wife Anna of Tampa, Florida

Great Grandson: Frankie Campbell of Tampa, Florida

Brother: Robert Philip of Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Sister: Florence Keifer of Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Brothers-in-Law:

John Campbell & wife Ginny

Glenn Campbell & wife Inez

Jerry Campbell & wife Melody

Ken Campbell & wife Molly

Sisters-in-Law:

Eula Worsham, Billye Cather, Sue Davis, Earline Austin, Rosemary Campbell, Joy Campbell, Jo Campbell, Elsie Philip & Beatrice Philip.

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

Preceded in death by:

Parents; John Philip, Sr. and Margaret Warnick Philip

Brothers; John Philip and Mike Philip

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Henry B. Turner - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Henry Blaine Turner, of Angleton. Graveside services are today (Tuesday) at 12 noon at Sand Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may donate to Habitat for Humanity or Volunteer Christian Builders Association in Mr. Turner’s name.

Among Mr. Turner’s survivors are his wife, Della Woodall Turner, of Angleton, two daughters, Julie Fischer, of Lake Jackson, and Janet Capuzzi, of Corpus Christi, two brothers, Tal Turner, of Clute, and Lynn Turner, of Center, and two sisters, Flo Wilburn, of Center, and Belle Turner, of Florida.


Verna Mills - age 100, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services are set for, 2 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating, burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 pm until 8:30 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 24, 1906 to James (Noon) and Ella Pacadavore Wilson. She was a member of the Mt. Herman Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents James & Ella Wilson, 2 brothers, Buford Wilson adn Buren Wilson, 4 sisters, Earlena Murray, Eva Dale Wilson, Mae Choate, Bernice Danley.

She is survived by : Daughter, Juanita Spears of Center, Daughter & Son in law Geneva & Fairy Graves of Center, Son & Daughter in law, James Ray & Ann Mills of Wichita Falls, Tx. Son and Daughter in law, Carrol Dale & Rena Mills of Mountain Home, Idaho.

10 Grandchildren: Barbara Surette, Micheal Graves, Patricia Graves Orsak, Vernon Mills, Rockie Washburn, Alice Washburn Combs, Linda Mills Kennedy, Mark Mills, Paul Mills and John Mills.

12 Great Grandchildren; Jason Orsak, Kelli Orsak, Kipp Kennedy, Jeffery Spears, Travis Spears, Alexandra Graves, Forrest Graves, John Robert Mills, James William Mills, Devon Ray Mills, Angie Washburn French, Allison Hawkenberry.

Great Great Grandchildren: Zachary Spears, Justin Spears, Alicia French, Kristen Orsak, Justin Lee Hawkenberry.

Pallbearers will be: Micheal Graves, Mark Mills, Paul Mills, John Mills, Vernon Ray Mills, Jason Orsak.

Honorary Pallbearers: Persy Fuller, James Tomlinson, L.D. Eddins, E.J. Bridwell and Larry Choate.

Under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.


Zeno Fenley - age 76, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be 11 am Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, burial to follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 12, 1931 in San Augustine County. He is preceded in death by his Father, E.N. Fenley and Mother, Viola Bates and Sister, Thelma Hastings and Brother, B.J. Fenley.

He is survived by : Special Friend, Vastine Folsom & family of Center. Son, David Matthews of Centerville, Missouri, Daughter, Carolyn Trocko & husband, Mike of Conroe, Son, Eddie Lee Fenley & wife, Theresa of Conroe, Son, Lonnie Fenley & wife, Anita of Double Springs, Alabama, Daughter, Theresa Treece of Double Springs, Alabama, Daughter, Zona Jones & husband, Bobby of Conroe and Daughter, City Treece & husband Wayne of Logan, Alabama.

20 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren

3 Brothers: Elton & Ruth Fenley of Center, Johnny & Nelva Fenley of megargel, Texas, and Lamar & Francis Fenley of Gorman, Texas.


John Thomas Brinson - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 78 year old, John Thomas Brinson, of Timpson. Services are tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Taylor Funerals Home Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Mr. Brinson’s survivors are his wife, Bobbie Anderson Brinson, of Timpson, son, Frank Brinson, of Timpson, and daughters, Pam Franklin, Cindy Brinson, and Carol Brinson, all three of Timpson.


Bennie Dell Bell - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 72 year old, Mister Bennie Dell Bell, of Oregon, and formerly of Center. Services are this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment is in Mount Gillian Cemetery.

Among Mr. Bell’s survivors are two daughters, Sherry Shambry and Benita Andrews, both of Oregon, two sons, Larry Bell, Senior, and Dorian Dell, both of Oregon, one brother, Earsey Chester, of California, one sister, Talma Gormon, of California, and a local survivor, sister-in-law, Joyce McCoy, of Center.


11/19/06

Kathryn Garrison McIver, 84, of Center, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2006. She was born January 10, 1922 in Garrison to S.F. Garrison and Verna Moore Garrison. Ms McIver was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Ms. McIver was a volunteer at the Shelby County Museum.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Alzhelmer's Association.

Pallbearers will be Brad Rushing, Kyle Bush, Kevin Bush, Neil King, David McIver III, Trey Garrison and Allen Garrison.

She is survived by:
Daughters: Martha McIver Rushing and husband Charles of Center.
Nancy McIver Bush and husband Bubba of Timpson.

Sons: David S. McIver Jr. and wife Mary Beth of Spring.
Garrison M. McIver and wife Sharon of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Grandchildren: Brad Rushing and wife Danielle of Houston, Kyle Bush and wife Carla of Center, Shanna Rushing King and husband Neil of Katy, Kevin Bush of Elkhart, Lauren McIver of Spring and David McIver III of Spring.

Great Grandchildren: Keaton, Kaylie, Morgan, Hunter, Riley, Holden and Daylan.

Sister in law: Jeanette Garrison of Garrison and Ada Garrison of Garrison.

Numerous other relatives. A host of friends.

Preceded in death by Husband, D.S. McIver, Brothers, Flem Garrison, Pat Garrison and Bill Garrison, Great Granddaughter, Kylie Bush.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, November 20, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


11/17/06

Sheldon Jay Sullivan, 46, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2006.

At the family's request, Mr. Sullivan will be cremated with a private burial to follow at Cedar Yard Cemetery.

Survivors Include: Daughter, Shellie Stickle & husband Samuel of Center. Father, Shirley Sullivan of Hemphill, Brother Shirley Jim Sullivan of Houston.
Preceded in death by mother, Johnnie Mae Folsom Sullivan.


Alvie "Red" McDonald -86, of Shelbyville, passed away at his home on Friday, November 17, 2006. He was born July 13, 1920 in Grand Saline to Acie and Nellie Lee McDonald. Mr. McDonald was a member of East Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and served in the US Army Infantry Division during WWII.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Kenneth McCauley and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Bernice McDonald of Shelbyville

Daughters:

Ann Foster & husband Don of Ft. Worth

Shirley Tobey & husband Richard of Ft. Worth

6 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Brother, Raymond McDonald & wife July of Boyd, Texas

Sisters:

Nema Davis of Center

Dorthy Pipin of Center

Sisters-in-Law:

Laura McDonald of Center

Vi McDonald of Ft. Worth

Also of host of friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Acie McDonald & Nellie Lee McDonald

Granddaughter, Carey Tobey

4 Brothers

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, November 18, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


11/16/06

Joe Ramar Carroll - 77, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, November 16, at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born April 21, 1929 in Joaquin in Joaquin to Mack and Ethel Chldress Carroll. Mr. Carroll. Mr Carroll was a retired, self employed electican.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Friday, November 17, 2006 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. larry Harville officating.

He is survived by Brother, Doyle Carroll of Joaquin, Special Friend, Faye Ashley of Joaquin. Also numerous nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by: Brother, Doyle Carroll of Joaquin, Parents, Mack Carroll and Ethel Childress Carroll and Brother, Felix Carroll.

Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 pm Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Harvey Thomas Curry - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Harvey Thomas Curry, of Timpson. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock at Caledonia Cemetery in Rusk County.

Among Mr. Curry’s survivors are his wife, Ludy Curry, of Timpson, son, Mike Curry, of Bremond, and five sisters, Elsie Adams, of Houston, Doris Barrett, Ruby Henderson, and Georgia Beard, all three of Garrison, and Joyce Tidwell, of Henderson.


Faye Randall Larry - McDuffie’s Mortuary announces services for Mrs. Faye Randall Larry. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Emanuel Church of God In Christ on Lockwood Drive in Houston. Interment will be Monday at Houston National Cemetery. A wake will be held tomorrow (Friday) evening from six until nine o’clock at Willie C. McDuffie Memorial Chapel in Houston.

Among Mrs. Larry’s survivors are her sister, La Vern Stotts, of Joaquin, and her brother, Junior Lee Williams, of Joaquin.


Nicole Michele Bluford - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 21 year old, Nicole Michele Bluford, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Triumph Church in Center. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Among Ms. Bluford’s survivors are her mother, Mamie Bluford, her biological mother, LaWanda Polley, her father, Willie Bluford, Junior, one son, Jamori Gardner, her sister, Tomeka Jones… all of Center, two brothers, Lakendrick Bluford, of Center, and ElTarus Bluford, of North Carolina, grandmother, Jennie V. Thompson, of Shelbyville, and grandfather, Curtis Polley, of Joaquin.


11/14/06

Doris Ruth Ramsey, 86, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at her home. She was born March 8, 1920 in Center to Benjamin Franklin & Fannie Humphries Cox. Ms. Ramsey was a member of the Salem Baptist Church in Stonewall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Stan McGee and Bro. Charles Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be James Humphries, Chuck Rigby, Doug Blizard, Bobby Pugh, Bruce Koonce and Sammie Arnold.

Survivors include:

Son, Mart F. Thomas & wife Carolyn of Stonewall, Louisiana

Daughter, Sharon Blackmon & husband Randy of Athens

Granddaughters:
Tammy Wheless of Logansport
Sandy Reis of Austin
Sally Nowlin of Nacogdoches

Grandson:
Travis Thomas of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4 Great Grandchildren

Also a host of friends.

Preceded in death by
Husband, James Martell Thomas
Husband, Claude Rushing Ramsey

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


Lee Andrew Swindle - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 85 year old, Lee Andrew Swindle, of the New Harmony Community. Services will be Thursday afternoon at one o’clock at Triumph Strong. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.
Among Mr. Swindle’s survivors are two daughters, Earsie B. Cooper, of Tyler, and Lula Mae Swindle, of Shelbyville, two sons, Arthur and Luther Swindle, both of Tenaha, three brothers, Ranzie and Willie Swindle, both of Shelbyville, and W. M. Swindle, of Houston, and two sisters, Pinkie Akinson and Jane Ann Land, both of Shelbyville.


Rosa Mildred Roberson, age 78 years, of Tenaha passed away Monday, November 13, 2006 in Carthage. She was born January 21, 1928 in Tenaha to Marvin Newton and Rosa Lee McDaniel Womack. Mrs. Roberson retired from Tenaha ISD as the elementary secretary. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha and the Ladies' Five Sunday School class. Mrs. Roberson was also a member of the Ladies' Sewing Group and Son Shiners Singing Group.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, November 16, 2006 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood and Billy McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Lee Baker, Phil Walker, Ben Dial, Billy McDaniel, Timothy Roberson and Tracy Collins.

Survivors include:
Husband, C.M. "Chuck" Roberson of Tenaha
Daughter, Jan Dial and husband Don of Tenaha
Daughter, Cristie Baker and husband Tommy of Tenaha
Son, Charles "Chip" Roberson and wife Kelly of Tenaha
Grandchildren, Beth McDaniel & husband Billy, Jamie Walker & husband Phil, Ben Dial & wife Kelly, Adrean Roberson, timothy Roberson & fiance Nicole.
Great Grandchildren, Ashlee Ray, Hunter Collins, Gracie Baker, Chesney Baker, John Mark McDaniel and Ford McDaniel.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Marvin Newton Womack & Rosa Lee McDaniel Womack, 2 Brothers,Byron Womack & Joe Dan Womack. 2 Sisters, Marie Harrison & Ruby Sue Womack.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to * pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Ruie Owen - age 77, of Jefferson, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born January 28, 1929 in Cass County and was a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church.

Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Shiloh Methodist Church in Jefferson, Texas with Bro James Knight officiating with burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Jefferson.

Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.

Survivors include: Husband, George Owen of Jefferson. 3 Daughters and 2 Son in laws, Annie and Billy Pilley of Logansport, Georgia Pate of Jefferson, Lou and Frank Magana of Jefferson. Sister, Merle Smith of Jefferson.

8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, George "Hot Rod" Owen.

Submitted by Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Ronnie Jackson, age 48, of Orange passed away Mondy, November 13, 2006 in Orange. He was born January 29, 1958 in Center, Texas to Belton Jackson and Clarice Risinger Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a pipefitter forefor MEI Construction. He loved to hunt and fish.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center. Interment to follow in the Patroon Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Windham, Harley Brown, Donnie Parker, Bubba Meaux, and Daniel Aytes.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Randall Reese and Bobby Burns.

Survivors Include: Wife, Lisa Jackson of Orange

Sons, Dusty Jackson and wife Macey of Orange, Blake Jackson of Orange, and Jody Jackson of Orange.

Granddaughter, Lilly Jackson of Orange. Grandson- in- heart, Caleb Pickering.

Mother, Clarice Jackson of Center.

Brothers, Richard Jackson, Larry Jackson, Ray Jackson, Glenn Jackson, Johnny Stanley Jackson all of Center and Jeffery Jackson of Beeville.

Sister, Mariena Hannah of Center.

Preceded in death by father, Belton Jackson.

Visitation will be held fro 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Waton & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


11/13/06

Barbara Bates Henry, 66, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born November 17, 1939 in Portales, New Mexico to Jesse Ray and Eula Pearl Bethel. Ms. Henry was a personnel & insurance clerk for Tyson & Holly Farms for over 20 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be David Adams, E.J. Whitton, James Whitton, Douglas Jackson, Tony Willoughby & Tony Powdrill.

Survivors include:

Son, David Whitton of Center

Grandson, Jesse Whitton of Center

Stepdaughter, Barbara Ceal & husband Kenneth of Center

Niece, Pat Self of Cement, Oklahoma

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


Iva Mae Andrews - 91 of Center, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born November 8, 1915 in Center to Arnett and Jessie Reynolds Ogden. Ms. Andrews was retired from the Center ISD school cafeteria and a member of the First Baptist Church of Center.

Funeral services be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Michael hale officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Cade Yarbrough, Nathan Yarbrough, Charles Barr,. Blake Barr and Joseph Andres.

She is survived by: Daughter: Jean Lawson & husband Billy of Center. Son: Randy Andrews of Center.

Granddaughters: Debra Yarbrough and husband Bruce of Center, Luciana Barr and husband Charles of Center and Sherry Lawson of Nacogdoches.

Grandson: Joseph Andrews of Center.

Great Grandchildren: Cade Yarbrough & wife Traci, Nathan Yarbrough and Blake Barr.

Great Great Grandchildren: Cole Yarbrough, and Mallory Yarbrough.

Preceded in death by: Husband, James J. Andrews, Son, James"Bud" Andrews, Great Grandson, Brent Barr, 3 Sisters and 2 Brothers.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Monday, November 13, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


11/12/06

David Sims, 55, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born April 20, 1951 in Center to Travis Lamar and Clara Odell Meyers Sims.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Windham and Rev. Chuck Norton officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jeb Shofner, Duane Lout, Roger Sowell, K.C. Metcalf, Charles Ray Metcalf & Tim Murphy.

Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Bloodgood.

He is survived by:

Wife, Lisa Sims of Center

Daughters:

Valerie Robertson of Shreveport

Christy Lunsford & husband E.J. of Center

Son:

Kevin Sims & wife Rhonda of Center

Grandchildren:

Payton, Dawson, Marshall, Skylar, Sierra & Savannah

Mother, Odell Sims of Shelbyville

Brothers:

Rickey Sims & & wife Bonnie of Shelbyville

Danny Sims & wife Chris of Nacogdoches

Jeffery Sims & wife Yvette of Shelbyville

Sister, Laurie Sepulvado of Carthage

Preceded in death by father, Travis Lamar Sims

****Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


11/11/06

Georgia “Pauline” Hopkins Jacobs 79, of Waskom, passed away Friday November 10, 2006 in Shreveport, LA at Heritage Manor South Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday November 13, 2006 at First Baptist Church Waskom with Pastor Leland Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday November 12, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Center, TX.

She was born October 5, 1927 in Center, TX to George and Ruby Counts Hopkins. She was member of First Baptist Church Waskom.

She is preceded in death by:

Her parents George and Ruby Hopkins, husband James W. Jacobs and one sister Mildred Bolden

She is survived by:
3 sons:
William Ray Jacobs of Huntsville
Stephen Edward Jacobs & wife Deborah of Shreveport, LA
George H. Jacobs & wife Lorna of Shreveport, LA
Daughter:
Sylvie Ouida Williams & husband Mike of Waskom
Grandchildren:
Paula Josette Hays, Michele Lynn King & husband Todd, Michael Shane Williams, Stephanie Jeanne Jordan & husband Craig, Sara Jane Jacobs, Deanna Joy Barnes & husband Chris, Lindsey K. Jacobs, April Jacobs, Colton Jacobs
2 Great Grandchildren:
Tucker Joy King and Joseph Hays
Brother:
Wayne Hopkins & wife Wanda of Center

Pallbearers: William Hopkins, Jim Jacobs Jr., Tim Jacobs, Dewayne Jacobs, Edgar Wilson, and Billy Mac Wilson

****Special Thank you to the Staff of Heritage Manor South Nursing Home & a special thank you to Diane “Mama” Parker, also thank you to Life Path Hospice and her Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Waskom. If you would like to make a donation please do so to First Baptist Church of Waskom Building Fund, 185 Colquitt St., Waskom, Tx 75692

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


Alfred Harold Doster - Harold Doster 81, of Nacogdoches formerly of Center, passed away Thursday November 9, 2006 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday November 12, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eldon Doster officiating, burial will follow at Newburn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday November 11, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Tx

He was born December 28, 1924 in Shelby County to Obie and Ethel Wicker Doster. He graduated from Center High School. He served in the US Airforce during WWII. He worked for Southwestern Bell clearing right of ways. He was an Accountant in Houston and in Nacogdoches for many years. He also taught at the business college in Nacogdoches.

He is preceded in death by:
His parents, Obie and Ethel Doster and one brother, Herschel Doster

He is survived by:

2 Sons:
Randy Doster & wife Anita of Nacogdoches
Alan Doster of Spring

2 Daughters:

Jan Krenek & husband Jack of Nacogdoches
Lisa Sands & Sheldon Blanton of Nacogdoches

5 Grandchildren:

James Krenek, Tonya Harrison, Shae Sands, Haley Sands, & Joseph Doster

2 Great Grandchildren:

Kyle Krenek and Maegan Harrison

2 Brothers:
Elmon Doster of Houston
Eldon Doster & wife Brenda of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers: Chris Harrison, Sheldon Blanton, Gilbert Hafercamp, Johnny Shivers, Randy Doster and Alan Doster

Mangum Funeral Home Center, TX


11/10/06

Donald G. Bryant - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 49 year old, Donald G. Bryant, of Center.

Among Mr. Bryant’s survivors is a brother, Kenneth Bryant, of Bonham.


Ralph Buckner - 80, of Joaquin, passed away November 9, 2006. He was born December 3, 1925 in Haslam, Texas to WIll and Dosia Buckner. Mr. Buckner was a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge 856 and was a past Worshipful Master. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin and served in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Buckner was a retired operator for Duke Energy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department and the Joaquin Masonic Lodge 856.

Survivors include: Wife, Avis Buckner of Joaquin. Daughter, Martha Buckner of Houston.

The family wants to give special thanks to Kay, Connie and the other carrying staff at Pine Grove Nursing Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Nancy Kay Craig - of Mesquite, born in Dallas, Texas, January 1, 1943 passed away November 9, 2006. Nancy loved planting and working in her flower beds. She also loved tracing back ancestors of her family. She loved family get-togethers and planning family reunions.

Preceded in death by Parents, Robert & Oleta Brick.

Survived by Husband, Wayne Craig, Son, Scott Craig & wife, Karen, Daughter, Sheryl Basco & husband Paul, Daughter Sharla Craig.
Grandchildren, Ashley Brown, Audrey Brown, Stephanie Basco, Cameron Basco, Amanda Craig, Tanner Knight,
Brother, Bobby & wife, Blanche.

Service will be 2 pm Monday, November 13, 2006 at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 4 pm - 6 pm

For more information go to www.newhopefh.com


11/06/06

Melvie Ballard - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 64 year old, Melvie Ballard, of Nacogdoches formerly of Tenaha. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Among Ms. Ballard’s survivors are her son, Craig Ballard, of Kentucky, three daughters, Deanna Lazarine, LaDonna Ballard, and Kelly Ballard, all three of Nacogdoches, and six sisters, Faye McCormick, of Carthage, Margaret Keener, of Rodessa, Louisiana, Viola Martinez, of Bonwier, Opal Hunt of Carthage, Maxine Strickland, of Lockney, and Dorothy Neff, of Floydada.


11/05/06

Ronnie Wagstaff, age 56, of Elkhart formerly of Center passed away Sunday, November 5, 2006. Military Graveside services with the National Honor Guard from Ft. Hood will be Thursday, November 9, 2006, at 11 o’clock at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Lee Powers officiating. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 9, 1950 in Center, Texas to parents Austin Oran Wagstaff and Melva Jean Sanders Wagstaff. He served during the Vietnam War. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Wagstaff.

Amoung his survivors are: are his wife, Janet Wagstaff, of Elkhart, two sons, Jay Austin Wagstaff, of Elkhart, and Ronnie Oran Wagstaff, Junior, and wife Judy of Lake Charles, one daughter, Cheryl Darden, of Elkhart, his mother, Jean Wagstaff, of Center, and his sister, Peggy Dowdy and husband, Ernie of Tyler. Grandchildren: Austin Wagstaff, Colton Darden, Lauren Darden, Meaghan Warren, David Lee Warren, Jon Jarod Hunt and Hillary Anne Weech.

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


Mattie Mae (Pat) Richardson, 72, of Joaquin passed away November 3, 2006 at her residence. She was born December 2, 1933 in Hampton, Arkansas to Johnny Neal Smalley and Daisey Maud Allen Smalley. Mrs. Richardson was a retired beautician, a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith. A Memorial service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Memorials may be made to Texas Hospice in Longview.

Survivors include:
Husband of 36 years, Johnny Ray Richardson of Joaquin. Daughters, Vickie Faulkner of Camden, Arkansas, Johnnie Virginia Sharp of Joaquin, Theresa Gail Beard of Camden, Arkansas. Brother, Jack Smalley of Ingleside. Sister, Charlotte Bramblett of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Seven Grandchildren, Thirteen Great Grandchildren.

One Canine Companion, "Bubba".


June Price, age 66, of Center passed away Friday, November 3, 2006 in a Dallas hospital.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 pm until 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas then her body will be transferred to Meridian. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian, Texas.

Funeral Services will be 10 am, Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian, Texas. Burial will follow at Morgan Cemetery in Morgan, Texas. She was born May 31, 1940 in Bosque County to Parents, Leslie T. and Zola Mae McKown Webb who have preceded in her in death. She is also preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Mitchell.

She is survived by: Husband, James Ray Price of Center, Texas, Son, Leslie Ratliff of Clifton, Texas. 2 Granddaughters, Megan and Tara Mitchell, Brothers and Sisters, Billy Webb and wife Velma of Morgan, Johnny Webb and wife Nancy of Utopia, Jeanie Davidson of Irving, Thermon Webb and wife Lela of Morgan. Numerous Nieces and Nephews, 2 Step Daughters, Tina Fregia and husband, James of LaPorte, Donna McOmber of La Porte.


Donald McGuffin Sr., 79, of Center passed away Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Military Graveside Service will be held Monday, November 6, 2006 at 4 pm under the directions of VFW Post #8904 at Woods Post Office Cemetery, Tenaha with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 5, 2006 from 4 pm until 6 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 12, 1927 to Martin Luther and Lottie Burris McGuffin. He worked for Houston Electric Power Co. as an Electrical Design Consultant. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946.

He is preceded in death by parents Martin and Lottie McGuffin and wife, Joyce McGuffin.

He is survived by: Son, Don McGuffin and wife, Tina of Carthage, Brother, Lyle McGuffin and wife Colleen of Kerrville. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

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


11/04/06

Tolbert Foster - Tolbert Foster, longtime Center resident, passed away Friday, November 3rd after a short battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, November 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Scott Massey, Mike Walker, Bubba Parker, John Lee Pigg, John Black, and Neilson Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Boyd, F.E. Parker, W.I. Davis, Gail Cuculic, James Campbell, John Mobley, Dr. Earl Grant, Billy Bob Thomason, Rhett Stone and Billy Bob McAdams.

Born May 30, 1929 of Tom Foster and Ruth Smith Kindle, he is survived by his mother, Ruth Smith Kindle of Austin, wife Betty of Center, daughter and son in law Bonnie and Bob Walker of Austin, sons, Tolbert L. "Buster" of Arlington, James Robert of Corpus Christi and grandsons Clayton Foster Walker of Chicago, Illinois and Mason David Walker of Austin.

With his father, Tom, Foster headed Center Broadcasting Company, which operated KDET AM and KLCR FM radio and later built the existing cable television system in Center.

Beyond operating radio stations in East Texas, Foster operated radio and television stations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and all parts of Texas including the franchising and management of the KVUE Channel 24 TV in Austin, Texas.

In Addition to his communication and broadcast experience, Foster was involved in ranching, auto dealerships, on the board of directors of several financial institutions and most recently, very active in the local real estate and timber production industry.

One of his legacies to the town of Center is being a co-founder and co-designer of the golf course and the Center Country Club.

He served his country as a member of the United States Naval Reserves and was also a proud member of the Shreveport Club, the Headliners and the Ex Student's Association of the University of Texas.

He traveled extensively. Most notably three African safaris and the many trips to major golf championships including several to the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

The family wishes that memorial gifts be made to the Life Care Hospice, 320 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 or in the name of Tolbert Foster to any charity of choice.


11/01/06

Nera Elda (Nelda) Blankenship/Williams - was born Jan. 27, 1912 in the Joaquin Community. She attended Joaquin School, graduating in 1929. Graveside services will be held at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 3, 2006 with Bro. Mike Cross officiating. Services will be under the direction of Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Sachse, Texas.
She married C.H. (Harvey) Williams Mar. 1, 1930 and they had one son, Johnny Glynn, and one baby daughter, Mona Jean, who died shortly after birth. In the 40’s they moved to Houston, Texas where he found employment with Humble Oil and Refining and sub-sequent moved to Baytown, Tx., where they resided until his death, Dec. 20, 1990. In 1991, she moved to Crowley, Tx. to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She was a resident there until her son passed away Mar. 6, 2004. She then moved to Sachse, Tx. to live with her grandson, Danny and his wife Billie living there until her death.

Her family will always remember her as “Mom” who loved to cook, go camping, fishing, as well as loving to sew and crochet and knit. She especially liked to travel in their travel trailer with their friends as well as family visiting Colorado and Utah most every summer. She loved gardening and planting flowers telling everyone, she “liked playing in the dirt.”

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Madge, of Sachse, Tx., 3 grandsons, David and he wife, Debbie of Austin, Tx., Danny and his wife, Billie of Sachse, Tx., Dwight and his wife, Arleen of West Valley City, Ut. And 1 grand-daughter, D’Ann Johnson and her husband, Chris of West Valley City, Ut. 7 great-grand-daughters, 2 great-grandsons and 2 great-great grandsons, and 1 great-great grand-daughter.


Ida Mae Dixon - Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 72 year old, Mrs. Ida Mae Dixon, of Center

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10/31/06

Ruby Johnson -Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 50 year old, Mrs. Ruby Nell Johnson, of Timpson. Services will be Friday afternoon at two o’clock at First Assembly of God in Timpson. Interment will be in Mount Mariah Cemetery in Garrison.

Among Mrs. Johnson’s survivors are her husband, A. G. Johnson, of Timpson, one daughter, LaShunda Johnson, of Timpson, one son, Armand Johnson, of Timpson, and her mother, Katherine Johnson, of Garrison.


James L. Gray - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 84 year old, James L. Gray, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at First Smyrna Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11 o’clock Saturday morning.

Among Mr. Gray’s survivors are six sons, Earnest Mims Gray, of Dallas, Alvin Earl, Jennings Earl and Steve Earl, all three of Houston, John Earl, of Center, and Artis Earl, of Fort Worth, and two daughters, Alma Nay, of Midland, and Deloris Earl, of Houston.


10/28/06

Adolphus Darrell Brittain, 79, of Many died October 25, 2006 at Christus Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport, La.

Funeral Services will be held at 5 pm at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 28, with Rev. Jimmy Ward Officiating. Visitation will be from 2 pm until the hour of service at the funeral home. Graveside committal services will be at 2 pm Sunday at Folsom Chapel Cemetery near Center, Texas.

Mr. Brittain was born in Shelby County, Texas September 20, 1927 the son of the late Tyre Henderson Brittain and Vera Green Brittain. He moved to Lake Charles in 1968, having lived in Lake Charles and Sulphur until 1990 when he moved to Many to pursue his life long love of fishing. He was a long time member of the Lake Charles Bass club and a dedicated outdoorsman, having hunted and traveled throughout the western United States.

Mr. Brillain, retired from Conoco after 20 years of service. He was Baptist and a member of 32nd Degree mason of the 165 Masonic Lodge of Lake Charles, Veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict. He also umpired and coached for the South Lake Charles Little League adn the former Babe Ruth baseball League.

Mr. Brittain was preceded in death by his parents, brother, O'Bryane Brittain, sister, Beatrice Ward and a granddaughter.

Survivors include; his wife, Mae S. Brittain of Many, Sons, Robert Brittain, of Lake Charles, Steve, (Cindy) Brittain of Georgetown, Daughters, Margo Brittain, of Moss Bluff, Nacy Brittain Barham of Lake Charles, Brother, G.E. (Ann) Brittain of Lake Charles, Sisters, Bernice Brown, of Kinder, May (Harry) Peyton, of Rosharon, Kathy Canady of Carmel, IN. and 13 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Submitted by Mangum Funeral Home of Center, Texas


10/26/06

Vada Marie Foresythe, age 76, lifelong resident of Center, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 25, 2006.

Funeral Services will be 11 am, Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham & Doug Stone Officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Friday evening from 4 pm to 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home and Saturday until service time.

She was born December 30, 1929 in Shelby County to parents, William Greenberry Foresythe & Fannie Frances Broadway Foresythe. She worked for her family who owned and operated "Pic and Pay Grocery" and "Foresythe Grocery" here in Center for many many years. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents William & Fannie Foresythe and her brothes, W.J.(Josh), Buford and Hollis Foresythe and sister Clara Mae Hogan.

She is survived by: Niece, Cherry Davis & husband Billy of Center. Nephews: Willie Eugene Hogan of Center and David Hogan of Center. Great Nephews: Allan Hogan & wife Debra of Center and Jeff Hogan & wife Kassie of Center. Great Nieces: Stacey Middleton & husband Martin of Edgewood, Texas. Ashley Hines & husband Chad of Center, Texas and Casey Davis of Center. Sister in law: Gracie Foresythe of Center and Special Friend: Billie Jeaqn Neilsen of Center.


Velma Cartwright - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 89 year old, Velma Cartwright, of the New Harmony Community. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Triumph First Pentecostal Church in the New Harmony Community. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery.

Among Ms. Cartwright’s survivors are three daughters, Elder Mary Thompson, Emma Jean Jordan and Margie Faye Garrett, all three of Shelbyville, two sons, T. C. “Jack” Cartwright, Junior, of Shelbyville, and Earl M. Cartwright, of Tenaha, and one sister, Cleamtene Lesley, of Houston.


10/23/06

Lela Odell Parker - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Lela Odell Parker, formerly of Canton, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2006 at her home in Canton, Texas. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday)at 1 PM , October 24, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating, burial will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation is today (Monday) from five until eight o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born on August 24, 1923 to Andrew and Eunice Chambless McDaniel. She worked many years at Bruce Hardwood Floors.

She is preceded in death by her parents Andrew & Eunice McDaniel, husband Emmett Elige Parker, daughter Ann Hampton, son Renard Parker, brother Freddie McDaniel and sisters Vera Youndblood and Verna Isham

Among Ms. Parker’s survivors are four daughters, Mae McGowen & husband Jimmy of Center, Debra Waller & husband Lee of Center, and Kathy Jerrigan of Center, and LeRea Foster & husband Melvin of Canton, and two sons, James Parker & wife Sheila, of Joaquin, and Paul Parker & wife Micha, of Pittsburgh, Texas.

Grandchildren: Terri Foster, Cyric Foster, Danielle Ellis Stormy Foster, Ronnie Hampton, Tracy Rushton, Nicole Gandy, Meschelle Sanford, Clint Parker, Melissa Marcantel, Melinda Jernigan, Stephanie pridgen, Jason Fletcher, Sheena Cash, Dustin Parker, Preston Parker, Kori Jones, Terry Parker, Tammie Sledge, Cheyenne Parker.

29 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great, Great, Grandchild

1 Sister, Lillie Mae Spruiel & husband Roy of Joaquin

Pallbearers: Brent Sims, brandon Marcantel, J.P. Sledge, Lane Pridgen, Dustin Parker, Preston Parker, Jason Fletcher and Clint Parker.

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


10/22/06

Douglas Wayne Barton, 44, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2006. He was born August 28, 1962 in Longview to Leroy Barton and Glaydis Ramey Barton. Mr. Barton was of the Assembly of God Faith.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Monday, October 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Steve Lewis and Bro. Cecil Chessher officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Sons: Cody Barton of Tenaha, Blaze Paul Barton of Tenaha and Shelton Ryan Barton of Tenaha.
Daughter: Kristine Barton of Center.
Mother: Glaydis Barton of Tenaha.
Brothers: Robert Barton and wife Janet of Flint and Donald Barton of Carthage.
Sister: Joann Smith and husband Ronnie of Center.
Also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by: Father: Leroy Barton, Nephew, Brady Barton.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Tammy Claudine Riley, 39, of Center, passed away Friday, October 20, 2006 in Center. She was born June 13, 1966 in Morenci, Arizonia to Wesley Claudine Farrier and Judith Ellen Mifflin Farrier. Ms. Riley was the manager of the Lawn & Garden Department of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Center. She was a former resident of Karnack.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, October 25, 2005 at Andrews Cemetery in Karnack with Bro. Joe Chism officiating.

Survivors include:
Mother: Judith Mifflin of Potosi, Missouri.
Daughters: Candy Sue Benton of Karnack and Tammy Riley of Progresso.
Sons: Donald Lee Benton Jr. of Corpus Christi and Tommy Gene Riley of Progresso.
Sister: Kathy Boyer of Potosi, Missouri.
Brothers: John Farrier of Potosi, Missouri, Scott Farrier of Potosi Missouri and Richard Farrier of Potosi, Missouri.

One Grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her father and her sister, Trudy.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at Meadowbrock Funeral Home, 1804 S. Washington Street, Marshall, Texas.


10/21/06

Dorothy Sue Howell Anderson, 70, of Whitehouse, passed away October 19, 2006 at her residence. She was born September 3, 1935 in Joaquin to Hiram & Ruth Cook Howard. Ms. Anderson was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was very active in school activities and was a member of the Gateway Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, October 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. James Duncan and Rev. Elmer Matthews officiating. Interment will follow in the Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:
Sons: Carrol Lee Anderson and wife Judy of Duston, Louisiana. Bobby Lynn Anderson of Scott, Louisiana. Michael Joe Anderson of Scott, Louisiana. Terry Glynn Anderson and wife Michelle of Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Grandchildren: David Leonard Anderson, Nathaniel Nicholas Anderson, Lana Marie Lanthier Anderson, Matthew James Anderson, Daniel Nicholas Anderson, Benjamin Jacob Anderson, Jeremy Jameson Anderson, and Frank D'Alessandro
Great Grandchildren: Lexi Faye Lanthier and Hailey Ann Lanthier
Brothers: Richard Howell & wife Ann of Shreveport, Louisiana and James Howell of Joaquin.
Sisters: Helen Brown of Longview and Barbar Latimer & husband Jack of Joaquin.

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Hiram and Ruth Cook Howell
Husband: Leonard E. Anderson
Brother in law: Thomas Earl Brown and Novice Lamar Anderson

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


10/18/06

Lottie L. Deaton, 85, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born November 27, 1920 in Cheraw, South Carolina to Isaac and Rosa West Langley. She was a mother, homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 20, 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery McSwain, Jimmy McSwain, Tim Patterson, Eddie Greer, Billy Steagall & Gene Carroll.

Survivors include:

Daughters:

Joyce Hurt & husband Norman of Center

Laura Ann Parker & husband Charles of Spring

Special Nephew, Charles Deaton & wife Olivia of Lufkin

Grandchildren:

Jeffery McSwain, Rhonda Patterson & husband Tim, Jimmy McSwain, Carla Moore & husband John, Shelley Steagall & husband Billy, Amy Greer & husband Eddie, Tracy Rushton, Nicole Gandy & husband Brad

Great Grandchildren:

Austin, Reese & Ariel Patterson

Sarah, Evan & Emily Moore

Lauren Alexandra “Ali” and Aiden Steagall

Jordan, Josie & Shiloh Rushton

Shon Lout

Torin and Cobin Mc Swain

Braylor Gandy

Sabrina & Samantha McSwain

Hunter McSwain

Special Niece, Michelle Deaton of Lufkin

Special Friends, Gene & Martha Carroll of Grand Prarie

Sister-in-Law, Mary Langley of Laurel Hill, North Carolina

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

Preceded in death by husband, Charlie Taylor Deaton & son, Joseph William Deaton

****Visitation will be all day Thursday, October 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


10/17/06

Margie Mitchell-Hugonin - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Margie Mitchell-Hugonin, of Alaska and formerly of Timpson. Services will be Thursday afternoon at one o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Rehobeth Cemetery, in Carthage. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) evening from six until nine o’clock.

Among Ms. Hugonin’s survivors are one son, Larry Hugonin, of El Campo, and one daughter, Lauree Hugonin-Morton, of Alaska.

Betsy M. Handy - Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 73 year old, Ms. Betsy M. Handy, of San Augustine.


10/13/06

Emma Lee Milford - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Emma Lee Milford, of Timpson. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to Corinth Missionary Baptist Church.

Among Ms. Milford’s survivors are one brother, Oran “Pete” Milford, of Mount Enterprise, and one sister, Annie Ruth Tate, of Timpson.


Pear Weathered Dennis - Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 77 year old, Mrs. Pearl Weathered Dennis, of Geneva. Funeral Services will be held tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock at Countyline Baptist Church. Interment will be in Gasby New Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Friday) from 1:30 until 6:30 at Garner and Son Chapel.

Among Mrs. Dennis’ survivors are two nieces, Jan Payton and Diane Moore and on nephew, Q. W. Weathered.


Ella Louse Robertson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 90 year old, Mrs. Ella Louise Robertson, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock at First Assembly of God in Timpson. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Robertson’s survivors is a son, Pastor Rodney Robertson, of Houston.


10/09/06

Jimmy Moss, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2006 in Center. Mr. Moss was born July 13, 1926 in Yancey, Texas to Barney Henry Moss and Julia Love Moss. He served in the Army during WWII.

The family will have a private committal service at a later date.

Survivors include:

Brother, Barney Moss & wife Avis of Joaquin

Sister, Bobbie Wallace of Burleson

Nephews:

Craig Moss of Joaquin

Buddy Moss & wife Patti of Bridge City

Ronnie Wallace & wife Joann of Burleson

Larry Wallace & wife Sondra of Burleson

Gary Wallace & wife Beth of Burleson

Nieces:

Ginger McKinzie & husband Mark of Carthage

Cindy Vaughn & husband Jimmy of Burleson

Great Nieces & Nephews:

Leah Moss, Allison McKinzie, ,Christi Wallace, Kim Wallace, Kaine Wallace, Brandon Wallace, Dustin Wallace, Ryan Vaughn, Weston Vaughn, Casey Wallace, Lane McDonald & Landon McDonald

1 Great Great Niece


Pastell Biggar -Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Pastell Biggar, of Center. Graveside services will be this morning at 10 o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Among Ms. Biggar’s survivors is one sister, Blanche Odell Bailey, of Vernon.

Lucille Marie Bush-Johnson - Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 93 year old, Lucille Marie Bush-Johnson, of Gary. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Corinth Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may go to the Corinth Cemetery Fund.

Among Ms. Johnson’s survivors are two sons, Jack Johnson and Michael Johnson, both of Timpson.


Selma Oswalt Owens - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 87 year old, Selma Oswalt Owens, of Huxley. She was born September 24, 1919 in Shelby County to Joseph Lit Oswalt and Martha Metcalf Oswalt. Ms. Owens was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Huxley Pentecostal Church adn "The Garden Club"

Services will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Watson and Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at the Strong Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Monday) evening from five until 8:30 at Watson and Sons.

Pallbearers will be Shane Owens, DeWayne May, Justin Terrell, Mike Bird, Billy Kirkland, Keith Anderson, Alex Zuno, Lin Pryro, and Artie Hart. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rebecca May, Chrissy Hart, Lisa Herber, Janie Terrell, Debbie Ruiz, Penny Bird, Debbie Engberg and Charlotte St. Amour.

Among Ms. Owens’ survivors are her husband, James S. Owens, of Huxley, two sons, Kenneth Owens, of Old River Winfree, and James E. Owens, of Huxley, one daughter, Cathie Kirkland, of Orange, Grandchildren: Rebecca May, Sarah Hart, Shena Owens, Debbie Ruiz, Penny Bird, James Owens Jr. Lisa Harber, Janie Terrell and Billy Kirkland. Step Grandchildren: Debbie Engberg, Franklin W. Pryor Jr. Jerold B. Pryor and Charlotte St. AArmour. Thirty five Great Grandchildren. Five sisters, Ruthie Vaughn and Johnnie Dean, both of Huxley, Ann Permemter, of West Virginia, Grace Moore, of Montana, and Ginny Weiderman, of Dallas, and one brother, Billy Windham, of Cotton Valley, Louisiana.

Preceded in death by: Sister: Nannie Windham and Brother: Aston Oswalt.


10/07/06

Margaret Cannon Bradberry, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2006 in San Augustine. She was born December 24, 1914 in Shelbyville to Napolean B. Cannon and Cleo Crawford Cannon. Ms. Bradberry was a mother and grandmother. She served as secretary and treasurer of the Shelbyville Water Supply for 38 years. Ms. Bradberry was a lifelong resident of Shelbyville and was a member of the Shelbyville United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm, Monday, October 9, 2006 at the Shelbyville Cemetery, with Rev. Carla Reed officiating.

Survivors include: Sons: Jack Bradberry and wife Billye of Shelbyville, Marcy Bradberry and wife Robin of Shelbyville and Charles Bradberry and wife Sharon of San Augustine. Sister: Norma Jordan of Huntsville.

Grandchildren: Billy Frank Bradberry and wife Reatha, Amanda Wheless and husband Paul, Jennifer Sonmor and husband and Scott and Kevin Rankin and wife Christy.

Great Grandchildren: Jessica Bradberry, Gage Wheless, Bethany Sonmor, Jacklyn Bradberry, Gabrielle Wheless, Madison Rankin, Jace Bradberry, Grayson Wheless and Makenzie Rankin.

Preceded in death by: Husband: Ray Bradberry and Grandson: Jack Bradberry Jr.

Visitatio will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, October 8, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Norrid Watkins, 85, of Center, passed away October 6, 2006. She was born April 21, 1921 in Bunkie, Louisiana to Francis M. Morgan and Australia Couvillon Watkins. She was a retired owner of Watkins Jewelry Store, which she ran for 33 years, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 9, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. John Bender and Rev. Charles Boster officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Joe Anderson Rev. Carl Smith, Larry Ballard, Dr. Joe Hooker, Jimmy Forbes, Perry Brister, Jim Forbes.

Survivors include:

Daughters:

Jerilyn Adams & husband Franky of Center

Linda Kay Grubbs of Houston

Daughter-in-Law:

Jeanette Watkins of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:

Steve Watkins & wife Toresa of Fredonia, Pennsylvania

Stacy Garrison & husband Greg of Austin

Jeff Adams of Center

Jennifer Adams of Center

Valerie Grubbs of Houston

Great Grandchildren:

Derek Watkins of Crown Point, Indiana

Naomi Watkins of Fredonia, Pennsylvania

Leonard Watkins of Fredonia, Pennsylvania

Abby Garrison & husband Grant of Austin

Joshua Stephenson of Center

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Francis M. Morgan & Australia Couvillon Morgan

Husband, William Lovis Watkins

Son, James “Jim” Edward Watkins

2 Brothers & 3 Sisters

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, October 8, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


Charles “Chuck” Thomas, 78, of Center, passed away October 6, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born June 9, 1928 in Henley, Texas to Aubrey Thomas and Annie Merle Smith Thomas. Mr. Thomas was the former Fire Chief of the Shelbyville Fire Department and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He services in the US Air Force in Korea and Germany. Mr. Thomas was of Methodist Faith.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 8, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Lenard Milford officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be David Robinson, Kenneth Robinson, Charles Gardiner, Chris Gardiner, Wesley Bailey & Franklin Doggett.

Survivors include:

Wife, Annie L. Thomas of Center

Daughters:

Patricia Ann Perkins of Tenaha

Mary Frances Higgins & husband Rick of Timpson

Linda Sue Frankline & Roger Sinclair of Baytown

Alice Yvonne Gardiner & husband Jerry of Houston

Sons:

Kenneth Wayne Beall & wife Barbara Ann of Tyler

14 Grandchildren

49 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild

Stepsister, Marge Satterfield & husband Burl of Florida

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Aubrey Thomas & Annie Merle Smith Thomas

5 Sons

Brothers, Bill Thomas & Wayne Thomas

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, October 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


Betty A. Matthews, age 82, of Houston, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2006 in Houston.

Graveside will be held on Sunday October 8, 2006, 1 pm at Oaklawn Park with Clint Matthews officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday October 8, 2006 from 8 am until service time.

She was born November 22, 1923 in Shelby County, Texas.

Amoung her survivors include:

Friend, Dolores Terrell of Houston, Brother: Larry Fred Matthews of Carthage, Aunt: Jimmie Dunham Hollifield of Logansport, La. Brother in law: Furman Davis of Center.

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde & Georgia Bell Bivens Matthews, Sisters: Mary Jo Davis, Ruth Matthews Wade, Joy Matthews and Brother: Walter Matthews.

If you wish to make a donation may be made to Houston Hospice or to your favorite charity

Services under the Direction of Mangum Funeral Home..


10/06/06

H. P. Fletcher - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, H. P. Fletcher, of Joaquin. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery.

Among Mr. Fletcher’s survivors are his wife, Lucille Fletcher, of Joaquin, two sons, Huey Wayne Fletcher and George Fletcher, both of Joaquin, and one daughter, Linda Smith, of Joaquin.


Sean Bryce Coleman - Hicks Mortuary and Colonial Funeral Home of Lufkin announce services for 11 month old, Sean Bryce Coleman, who passed away at Texas Children Hospital in Houston. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock at Colonial Funeral Chapel in Lufkin. Burial will be in Lufkin Cemetery.

Among 11 month old Sean Bryce Coleman’s survivors are parents, Steven and Rhoda Coleman, of Austin, brother, Steven Blake Coleman, of Austin, grandparents, Reverend Billy and Margie Gardner, of Lufkin, and local relatives, great-grandmother, Mary Ella Gardner and great-aunt, Myrtis McClelland, both of Center.


Steven "Steve" Ray, Sr.- Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport announces services for 64 year old, Steven “Steve” Ray, Senior, of Logansport. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Interment will be in Cool Springs Cemetery, in Logansport. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from four until nine o’clock.

Among Mr. Ray’s survivors are his wife, Melody Hall-Ray, of Logansport, son, Steven Ray, Junior, of Georgia, three daughters, Terri L. Martin and Kasey Ray, both of Georgia, and Sara M. Ray, of Logansport, step-son, Randall Whitney Stone, of Toledo Town, step-daughter, Courtney Amber Stone, of Logansport, two sisters, Harriet Simmons, of Georgia, and Brenda Ray, of Alabama, and two brothers, Wayne Ray and Clifton Ray, both of Georgia.


Helen Wilson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 74 year old, Helen Wilson, of Timpson. Services will be Monday afternoon at one o’clock at First Smyrna Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery.

Among Ms. Wilson’s survivors are five sisters, Lucy Harris, of Corpus Christi, Lola Mae Martin, of Timpson, Ethel Lee Bussey, of California, Mildred Bernice Robertson, of San Antonio, and Hattie Scourton, of Timpson.


Nannie Mae Moore - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Nannie Mae Moore, of Moody, and formerly of Timpson. Graveside services will be Monday afternoon at one o’clock, at Mount Olive Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will begin Monday at noon at Taylor Funeral Home.

Among Ms. Moore’s survivors are one son, Ernie Ellison, of Moody, three daughters, Fayleen Numerichter, of Maryland, Annette Gillis, of Conroe, and Kathy Simmons, of Waco, and two brothers, Grady Moore, of Arkansas, and Preston Moore, of Oklahoma.


10/05/06

H.P. Fletcher - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, H. P. Fletcher, of Joaquin. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Watson and Sons.

Among Mr. Fletcher’s survivors are his wife, Lucille Fletcher, of Joaquin, three children, Huey Wayne Fletcher, George Fletcher and Linda Smith, all of Joaquin.


Helen Wilson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending services for 74 year old, Helen Wilson, of Timpson


10/03/06

Shelia Windham Jones, 35, of Center passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2006. Mrs Jones was a mother and homemaker. She was a member of the First Assemblyt of God in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, October 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Horton and Bro. Tracy Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Green, Bobby Joe Green, Matthew Martin, Michael Neuwirth, Luke Blackwell, Benny Smith, Colton Thompson and Will Blackwell.

She is survived by: Husband: Wade Jones of Center, Sons: Cody Porter of Center, Dillion Porter of Center.

Parents: Roger and Maurine Windham, Step daughter: Nicky Haley & husband Chad of Center, Sister: Angela Waller & husband Bobby of Center, Brother: Max Windham & wife, Tracy of Center, Step Granddaughter: Alaina Grace Haley of Center. Nieces & Nephews: Heather, Erica, JoAnna, Clayton, Mark, Mitchell, Matthew, Jennifer, Will & Luke. Mother in law: Marsha Jones of Center. Sister in law: Jill Blackwell of Center and Tonya Martin of Center.

Preceded in death by Brother: Joseph Windham.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Thursday, October 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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09/30/06

Joy Hooper Jackson, age 85, of Joaquin passed away Friday, September 29, 2006 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Graveside Service will be 2 pm Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Benny Chambless officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday from Noon until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 14, 1920 in Shelby County, Texas to parents Arthur & Bertha Golding Hooper. She was a homemaker and she was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Julius Jackson, son, Bruce Jackson, sister, Vivian Eakin Phillips.

She is survived by
Daughter, Julie Jackson Lusby & husband Morgan of Houston.

Sons: Ronnie Jackson & wife Barbara of Gladewater, Roland Jackson & wife Wendy of Conroe.

Brothers: Arnold Hooper & wife Sue of Joaquin, Edward Hooper & wife Mildred of Montgomery, Arron Hooper of Montgomery.

Grandchildren: Joy Holland of Houston, Julie Holland of San Fancisco, Ca., Arthur Lusby, IV of Houston, Veressa Joy Jackson of Joaquin, Ronny Jackson of Gladewater, Karina Engert of New Orleans, La., Anna Sides of Virginia, Bill Jackson of Conroe and Becky Jackson of Houston.

3 Great Grandchildren: Jordon Baker, Tori Baker and Ashley Engert.

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


09/28/06

Anna Lea Johnson, age 88 of Center passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at her home in Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Smith and Rev. Greg Magil officiating, burial will follow at Short Cemetery here in Center.

Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5 pm until 8 pm and again on Friday, the family will be here at 6 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 24, 1918 in Port Arthur, Texas to parents Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Paul Oliver, Sr. She and her husband owned and operated Johnson's Radio and Electric and Radio Shack here in Center for 50 years. She was a member of the Short Methodist Church where she was the Secretary and Treasurer for 31 years. She was a 30 year member of the Center Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 348.

She is survived by: Daughter and Son-in-law: Alda Faye & Daniel Yarbrough of Center. Son & Daughter-in-law: Shelby County Sheriff Newton Johnson Jr. & wife Tanya of Joaquin. Grandchildren: Darla Breaux of Nashville, TN., Janet Hughes & husband Edward of Idaho Fall, Idaho. Steven Carter of Hoxie, Kansas, Dawn Barnes & husband, Trey of Carthage, Amy Williams of Center. Meredith Johnston & husband, Daniel of Lubbock, Joey Latham of Nashville, TN. Wendy Grafton of Joaquin, Marc Johnson of Port Arthur.

10 Great Grandchildren:
Brothers & Sisters: Dallas Paul Oliver Jr. & wife, Amy of Port Arthur, Marion Oliver & wife, Audrey of Pineland, Vernon S. Oliver & wife Eugenia of Port Arthur,Marie Woods & husband, Earl of Pineland, Lilly Ledford & husband, Jim R. of Port Arthur,Shirley Wallace & husband, Eugene of Illinois.
Brother-in-law, Drew Johnson of Austin.

Pallbearers: Rocky Curry, Daniel Yarbrough, James Hagler, Mark Tidwell, Jerry Green, John Green.

Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Ross, Odis Tidwell, J.W. Braden, Tommy Murphy, Wayne "Hickey Christian & Jimmy Hughes.

Pallbearers: Rocky Curry, Daniel Yarbrough, James Hagler, Mark Tidwell, Jerry Green, John Green.

Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Ross, Odis Tidwell, J.W. Braden, Tommy Murphy, Wayne "Hickey Christian & Jimmy Hughes.


09/24/06

Billy Michael "Bill" Watson, age 61, owner of Mangum Funeral Home, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2006 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith & Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating, Eulogy by Niece, Brandi McDonald Sikes. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Monday evening after 4 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Bill was born December 23, 1944 in Center, Texas to Parents, Robert Earl & Mittie B. Cassell Watson. He graduated from Center High School in 1963. He obtained his Professional Funeral Director & Embalming License in 1965 from The Commonwealth College of Sciences in Houston, Texas. He worked at Mangum Funeral Home for his father Robert Earl Watson and Mr. Gene "Pete" Haley for many years. He became sole owner of Mangum Funeral Home, the "family business" in 1997, which he currently owned and operated with his daughters.

He married Katha Stephens, his high school "Sweetheart" on June 5, 1965. They had 36 wonderful years together. They had two daughters, Yondi & Yanci.

He leaves a rich heritage of family who will continue the family business. "Mangum Funeral Home", and will miss their "Daddy" and "Papaw". They can only hope that they can partially "fill his shoes" in making Shelby County a better place in which to live.

Bill devoted 41 years to serving the needs of bereaved families in Shelby County. He was a deacon in the First Baptist Church, a mason and a shriner. He was a licensed pilot and loved flying. He loved antiques and old cars. He loved garage sales and flea markets and believed that if WD-40 couldn't fix it, nothing could.

He is survived by a loving family:

Daughter, Yondi Watson of Center
Daughter & Son-in-law, Yanci & Ron Hendricks of Huxley.
5 Grandchildren: Jade, Jordon & Jerrod Nutt of Center and Sarah & Hunter Hendricks of Huxley.
Brother & Sister-in-law: Bobby & Kay Watson of Center.
Uncle & Aunts: Floyd A. "Dock" & Fannie Watson of Tenaha and Jo Ed Watson of Center.
Mother in-law: Murel Thomason of Center.
Sister-in-law & Brother -in-law: Betsy & Dan McDonald of Sugarland.

7 Nieces and 1 Nephew, Angela McDonald, Barbara Walton, Scott Watson, Rose Fuller, Carol Frame, Mary Kenderdine, Brandi Sikes and Ashley McDonald.

Numerous Cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Earl & Mittie B. Cassell Watson, Wife of 36 years Katha Stephens Watson, Sister and Brother-in-law, Anita Watson Nichols and W.H. "Hookey" Nichols.

Pallbearers: Ron Hendricks, Dan McDonald, Larry Bourg, Floyd A. "Dock" Watson, Roy Edward Noble, Johnny Porter, Terry Walton, Claud Lucas, Joe Anderson, Tom Reader & Pat Cameron.

Honorary Pallbearers: Wayne Mays, Scotty Fleming, Jack Yates, Donell Parker, Carlos Menodza, Don Lipsey, Cody Walker, Dr. Joe B. Hooker, Morgan Harris and Jerrod Holloway.


Lola Bell Choate - A graveside service for Lola Bell Choate, 102, of Dickerson will be 2 pm Sunday at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Billy Freeman officiating, under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home of Silsbee. Visitation will begin at 5 pm Saturday at Farmer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Choate died September 20, 2006 at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City.

Mrs. Choate was a native of Center and a longtime resident of Silsbee before moving to Dickerson several years ago. She retired from Silsbee ISD where she worked in the cafeteria for many years.

Survivors include her son Rufus Choate and wife Alma of Alvin, daughter Pauline Alexander of Dickerson, grandchildren, Tim and Lisa Alexander, David and Yasmin Choate, Robert and Janet Choate, Wade Choate and Susan and Phillip Russell. Great Grandchildren, Sndy and Rene Bryson, Kimberly and Donnie Jacobs, Brady and Dylan Alexander, Geneva, Danielle, Samantha, McKenzie, Amanda, Cassandra, Daniel and Redd Choate. Chaz Clemmons, Andrew, Daisy and Yasmin Russell, Great Grandchildren, Chris and Kyle Bryson and Alexis and Natalie Jacobs and Great, Great, Great Grandchild Shariyana Bryson.

Rev. Eddie Land, pastor of St. John Baptist Church Center, TX passed on September 20th, 2006 Memorial Services will be held Sunday, September 24, 2006 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm At Bethlehem Baptist Church Hwy 777 Jasper, TX Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 25, 2006 at 11:00 am Lone Star District Association Hwy 190 West Jasper, TX


09/20/06

John Lawson, 81, of Shelbyville, passed away September 19, 2006 at San Augustine Medical Center. Services will be held Friday, September 22, 2006 at Patroon Baptist Church at 11 am with Bro. Welton Blackmon officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home from 4 until 6 pm.

He was born on April 20, 1925 to John Mitchell Lawson Sr. and Rosa Lee Jeter Lawson. He was a Engineer for KCS Railroad for many years. He was a member of Patroon Baptist Church.

He is preceded indeath by his mother Rosa Lee Mason & spouse Carl James Mason, father, John Mitchell Lawson Sr. and spouse Momma Rosa, on brother Elmo Young Lawson, one half brother George H. Lawson and one half sister Betty Clark.

He is survived by: Wife of 24 years, Peggy McShan Lawson, 3 Daughters, Susan Page and husband Ronald of Nederland, Tx. Elizabeth Oliver and husband Jerry of Beasley, Tx. Patricia Swaby and husband Richard of Deer Park, Tx. Grandchildren: Tabitha Mowies and husband Kevin of Spring, Tx. Shawna Page and Stefanie Page of Nederland, Tx. Charli Lachney of La Porte, Tx. Meagan and Chase Oliver of Beasley, Tx. Great Grandchildren: Jared and Jacoby Mowies of Spring, Tx. Kalie Lachney of La Porte, Tx. Sisters Naomi (Bobbie) Perry and Sadie Natusch of Houston, Tx. Numerous Niece and Nephews and In Laws from England. Church Family and a host of other friends.


Maudine Hughes Hopkins, 78, of Center, passed away Monday, September 18, 2006. She was born February 5, 1928 in Shelby County to Thomas Clinton Hughes and Ellie Irene Carter Hughes. Ms. Hopkins was a member of the First Baptist Church and also a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Michael Hale, Rev. Carl Smith and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Hopkins, Timothy Hopkins, Benjamin Hopkins, Keith McSwain, Charles Paul Hughes & Larry Ballard.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church and J.W. Adams.

Survivors include:

Husband of 60 years, James Granvel Hopkins of Center

Sons:

Guy Hopkins & wife Linda of Morrow, Georgia

Teddy Hopkins & wife Becky of Center

Grandchildren:

Jonathon Hopkins of Dallas

Timothy Hopkins & wife Jessica of Dallas

Benjamin Hopkins of Morrow, Georgia

Rachael Hopkins of Morrow, Georgia

Rebekah Frederick & wife Mike of Jonesboro, Georgia

Great Grandchildren:

Jayda Hopkins of Dallas

Genevieve Hopkins of Jonesboro, Georgia

Brothers:

Tom Hughes of Monahans

Henry Hughes & wife Peggy of Center

David Hughes & wife Cathy of Center

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Thomas & Ellie Hughes

Brothers, Orland, Ted, John, Bill, Jack & Carter

Memorials can be made to the Carroll Cemetery Fund.

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas


James Henry Pate -89 year old, of Center passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Services will be Saturday morning September 23, 2006 at 11 o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating, burial will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Friday) from noon until nine p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born on August 5, 1917 in Sealy , Texas to parents, James H. Pate Sr. & Vallie Bell Webb Pate. He is retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by: His parents James H Pate Sr. & Vallie Bell Webb Pate. Wife of 51 years and Mother of his children, Mildred Berwick Pate. And wife of 18 years, Zelma Palmer Lacy Pate, 2 Sons, L. Bruce Pate & William E. Pate. Brother, Preston H. Pate.

His surviving relatives include: 1 Daughter, Sheron Outlaw & husband David of Spring Branch, Tx. 3 Step Daughters, Nancy Warr & husband, Bobby of Center, Linda Reinhart & husband, David of Columbus, Ohio.and Janis Compton & husband, Jeep of Lufkin. 1 Step son, Dr. Joe Neal Lacy & wife, Jane Ann of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 7 Grandchildren, Lee Pate Fischer & husband, Bill of Sna Antonio, Jeremy B. Pate & wife Phyllis of Austin, Blake Outlaw & wife Audra of Austin. Carter Outlaw of San Antonio, Joseph Outlaw of Spring Branch, Molly Outlaw of Austin and Whit Outlaw of Austin. 3 Great Grandchildren, Megan & Trey Fischer of San Antonio and Gage Outlaw of Austin. 9 Step Grandchildren, Tracy & Reese Doggett of Houston, Wesley Allen Warr & wife Lisa of Santa Fe, Angie & Scott Shoemaker of Columbus, OH., Alan St. Clair of Chattanooga, TN., Brad & Melanie Hughes of Joaquin, Brent Hughes of Houston, Wilke, Grey, & Anna Lacy of Chapel Hill, NC. 10 Step Great Grandchildren, Justin & Erin Doggett, Jacob, Joshua & Jordan Shoemaker, Haley & Amber Warr, Brock & Mason Hughes, Grant Hughes. 1 Brother in law, Delbert Palmer & wife Dorothy of Center,

Pallbearers: Blake Outlaw, Carter Outlaw, Joey Outlaw, Whit Outlaw, Jeremy Pate, Brad Hughes, & Brent Hughes.

Visitation from 12 Noon Friday to 9 ppm Family will be at funeral home from 5 pm until 9 pm

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


09/19/06

Jane Pridgen, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2006. She was born December 30, 1931 in Joaquin to E.C. Oates and Geneva Spurlock Oates. Mrs. Pridgen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Paul Silvey officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include:

Husband, Bill Pridgen of Joaquin

Daughters:

Cathy Jordan & husband Vance of Joaquin

Donna Hudson & husband Doug of Nacogdoches

Bet Kirkland & husband Don of Ovilla

Grandchildren:

Kim Holt & husband Kevin of Glendive, Montana

Jason Jordan of Ft. Worth

Shelly Jordan of Whitehouse

Jana Nicole Kirkland of Ovilla

Troy Hudson of Nacogdoches

4 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:

Alpha Holcomb of Joaquin

Doris Gunter of Tenaha

Preceded in death by:

Parents, E.C. Oates and Geneva Spurlock Oates

Sisters, Euthalia McCann, Etheline McMahon, Monie Martin & Melba Henderson

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


Grover M. Russell, Sr., of Center, passed away Monday, September 19, 2006. He was born October 28, 1924 in Texarkana, Arkansas to John Russell and Pearl Russell. Mr. Russell enjoyed fishing & his grandchildren. He was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at The Garden of Memories in Minden, Louisiana.

Survivors include:

Wife, Lorene Russell of Minden

Son, Grover Russell, Jr. & wife Sue of Center

Granddaughter, Meredith Russell Bright & husband Sean of Austin

Grandson, Matthew Stephen Russell of Austin

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


Claudia Cordray, 93, of Port Arthur, passed away Monday, September 18, 2006. She was born November 26, 1912 in San Augustine County, the youngest of seven children, to William P. Harkness and Mary Anna Askew Harkness. Ms. Cordray graduated in May 1931 in the first class of Shelbyville High School. In 1933 she married Willie Cordray, who preceded her in death. Claudia was a member of the First Methodist Church of Shelbyville where she taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. During WWII she worked in the Shelbyville cafeteria/candy shop where she loved the interaction with the students. She later worked at John. C. Rogers Drug Store and Sears, from which she retired as a manager. Ms. Cordray and her late husband were pioneers in the broiler industry. Upon his death, she moved to Port Arthur to be near her children. She joined the First Baptist Church of Nederland where she made many friends, and she loved having the young people visit her.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Vance Green officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Cordray’s Grandsons and Great Grandsons.

Survivors include:

Daughter, JoAn Byrd & husband James of Port Arthur

Son, Aubrey Cordray & wife Pam of Newton

Grandchildren:

James & Linda Byrd

Sherle & Jay Ward

Richard Cordray

Rachel Slaughter

Great Grandchildren:

Will, Sarah & Daniel Byrd

Tobin & Aubrey D. Ward

Memorials can be made to the restoration fund of the First Baptist Church of Nederland or to Shelbyville Cemetery in care of the First Methodist Church of Shelbyville.

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


09/18/06

Mary Florence Pratt Davis Harris - 92, of Center, passed away Monday, September 18, 2006. She was born February 21, 1914 in the Alto Community of Shelby County, Texas to Monroe Pratt and Belie Bush Pratt. Her parents passed away when she was five and she was raised by her Grandmother in the Alto Community of Shelby County. As an adult she worked as a nurse for Dr. Hurst, Dr. Walter Warren, Dr. Henry Warren & Dr. Spencer Warren in Center. Ms Harris was also a nurse during WWII where she cared for German POW's. She lived a while in Virginia with her niece, Hilda Samford Pina, while caring for her sister. She then moved to Louisiana near her son and his family, but returned to Shelby County where she lived on her own for 12 years. At the age of 92, she started residing at Pine Grove Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Jim Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow at Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be VFW Post 8904.

She is survived by: Son, Larner "Buddy" Davis & wife Lela of Timpson.

Grandchildren: Kathy Brunch of Louisiana, Steve Davis of Louisiana, Debbie Claudio of Shelby County, Donnie Davis of Duson, Louisiana, Rhonda Babineax of Duson, Louisiana, Tonya Romero of Duson, Louisiana, Monica Richards of Duson, Louisiana.

22 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her granson, Ronnie Davis

Visitation will be held from 3:30 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


09/12/06

Mrs. Edna E. McClelland Garrett - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 87 year old, Mrs. Edna E. McClelland Garrett, of Shelbyville. Services will be this Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Todd Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday afternoon from three until five o’clock at Hicks Chapel and on Saturday from noon to one o’clock at Todd Springs Church.

Among Mrs. Garrett’s survivors are two daughters, Stephania Garrett Preston and Agnes Jean Garrett Johnson, both of Center, two sisters, Billie Provost, of Milam, and Eula Metcalf, of Nacogdoches.


09/08/06

Desmond Eugene Williams - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 35 year old, Desmond Eugene Williams, of Center. Memorial services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock at Kingdom Hall in Center.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors is his mother, Vera Baxley, his father, John Baxley, one brother, Anthony Williams, and two sisters, Shaunda Nobles and Tameka Landon, all of Center.

Charlie Polk Smith, age 80 of Pearland formerly of Center passed away Thursday, September 7, 2006 at Baywind Village in League City, Texas.

Services will be 2 pm Saturday, September 9, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Friday evening after 4 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 26, 1925 in Center to Parents, Charles Polk Smith and Margaret (Price) Smith. She attended Baylor College of Medicine, she was a Medical Technician. She was of the Methodist faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Gwendoly Corene Carlton.

She is survived by:
Sister: Martha Frances "Fannie" Hagler of Center.
Nephew: Nik Hagler of Pearland.
Nephew: Lon Carlton of San Leon.
Great Niece: Kim Lovelace of Sugarland.
Nephew: Keith Hagler of Center.
Nephew: Curt Carlton of North Richland Hills.
Nephew: Cwen Parker of Arlington.

Special Friend: Vivienne McCoullough of Pearland.


09/07/06

Eloise McMeans, age 92, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 10 am, Friday, September 8, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center with Bro. John Bender officiating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 3 pm until 5 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born on March 20, 1914 to Eddie E. Keasler and Bessie Mae Crawford Keasler. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Center were she attends the Conway Bible Class. She was a hairdresser for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband J.G. McMeans and son Michael McMeans.

Her survivors include: One Brother, Earl Keasler and wife Maxine of Atlanta, Texas. Sister in law, Erna Gurley of New Orleans, La. Nieces and Nephews, Numerous Friends and Family.

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


09/05/06

Bernice Fults Bradshaw, 88, of Center passed away Monday, September 4, 2006 in Nacogdoches. She was born October 17, 1917 in Center, Texas to John Wesley Fults and Minnie Pearl Webb Fults. Ms. Bradshaw was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include: Sons, Pat Morrison Bradshaw and wife Sharon of Center and Donny Ray Bradshaw and wife Connie of Center.
Grandchildren: Todd Bradshaw and wife Theresa of Houston, Kerry Bradshaw of Houston, Shonda Clifton and husband Michael of Center, Chad Bradshaw of Center, Shane Wesley Bradshaw and wife Rachel of Center, Misty McCracken of Timpson and Heath Woodrome of Arkansas. Twelve Great Grandchildren.

Brother: Billy Ray Fults and wife Nora Bell of Center. Sister: Juanita Harkness of Nacogdoches. Preceded in death by Husband, Morris Grover Bradshaw, Parents, John Wesley Fults and Minnie Pearl Webb Fults, Brothers, Raymond Fults and Buster Fults. Grandson, Kurt Woodrome.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Sadie Greer - Hicks Mortuary and Golden Gate Funeral Home of Dallas announces services for Sadie Greer, formerly of Center. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock in Dallas. Interment will be this (Tuesday) afternoon at four o’clock, at Saint John Cemetery in Center.


Ben Barnes - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 91 year old, Ben Barnes, of Nacogdoches and formerly of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Timpson Missionary Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will begin this (Tuesday) evening at five o’clock.

Among Mr. Barnes’ survivors is a sister, Vance Garrard, of Nacogdoches.


Curtis Tarver - Mangum Funeral Home and Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson, announce the passing of 60 year old, Curtis Tarver. Services were held yesterday in Burleson.

Among Mr. Tarver’s survivors is his mother, Mary Lou Ramsey Tarver, who is a 1945 graduate of Center High School and lived here for many years before moving to Burleson.


09/04/06

Betty L. Warren, age 80 of Center, Texas passed away Monday, September 4, 2006 at her home in Center.
Her Body was cremated and a memorial will be held at a later date. She was born August 15, 1926 in Illnois to Parents, Henry & Lueilla Sargent. Amoung her survivors include: Sons, Donald R. Warren Sr. of San Augustine, David R. Warren Jr. of LaProyor, Texas. Brothers, Jim Sargent of Spear, Ill. and Bill Sargent of Clinton, Ill.
Grandchildren, Rebecca Warren, Donald Warren Jr., Michael Warren, Suzanne Warren, Ava Pelc, Monia Pelc, Stephanie Warren, Charlie Warren, and David Warren III.

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


09/03/06

M.A. Whittlesey, Jr., age 49, of Ponder, Texas passed away Friday, September 1, 2006 at Denton Regional Medical Center.

Services will be: 11am Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Kirkley officiating. No burial, Cremation after service. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 5, 1956 in Center, Texas to Parents, M.A. and Dorothy (Tidwell) Whittlesey. He was a construction worker.

He is preceded in death by his parents, M. A. and Dorothy Whittlesey, Brother, Ricky Whittlesey, and Sister, Marjorie Cunningham.

Amoung his survivors include: Wife, Dianne Couturier of Keller, Son, Skyler Whittlesey of Seguine, 3 Grandchildren, Brothers & Sisters, Grady Whittlesey and wife Ginger of Humble, Barbara Norton of Warren, Judy Whittlesey of Houston, Julia Mae Bienek and husband Lloyd of Spring and Robert Whittlesey and wife, Beatrix of Winnie. Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

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


09/02/06

Homer E. "Jack" Smith - age 88 years, of Center passed away Saturday, September 2, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born January 27, 1918 in Angelina County, Texas to Rand Smith and Henrietta Phillips Smith. Mr. Smith was a member and deacon of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 10 am, Monday, September 4, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Donald Moore and Rev. Mervin Scott to officiate. Burial will follow in Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Smith's grandsons.

Survivors: Wife, Velma Smith of Center. Daughter, Betty Sue Graves of Deadwood. Daughter, Jeanene Porter and husband Danny of Deadwood. Daughter, Linda Scottt and Mervin of Deadwood. Son, Gene Edward Smith and Mila of Center. Son, Douglas W. Smith of Springfield, Va. 12 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Fannie Choate of Center adn Addie Mae.
Preceded in death by daughter, Kathy Smith. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8pm on Sunday, September 3, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

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08/31/06

Marjorie Beck Campbell, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2006. She was born June 10, 1911 in Shelbyville to Walter B. Beck and Carrie Helpinstill Campbell. Ms. Campbell was a retired teacher from the Shelbyville ISD and was a member of Shelbyville First United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Shelbyville Cemetery with Rev. Carla Reed officiating.

Pallbearers will be James I. Powell, Jack Bradberry, Frank Crawford, John Howard, Greg Powell, Tim Powell, S.W. Carter & Tom Sterling.

Survivors include:

Brother, William Walter Beck of Shelbyville

Aunt, Sarah Helpinstill of Freeport

Special Friends:

James Iri Powell, Greg Powell, Tim Powell, Dr. Franklin & Elizabeth Crawford.

Preceded in death by sister, Francis Beck Jacobs.

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 1, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


James C. Bridges, 81, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2006 at his home. He was born December 19, 1924 in Center to Charlie Bridges and Liddy Loving Bridges. Mr. Bridges was the owner of Bridges Truck Parts for 50 years. He served in the US Navy during WWII from 1940-1944.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Strong, Kenneth Hardy, Zach Warr, James Shofner, John Holloway, Curtis Eaves & Travis Wilburn.

Survivors include:

Wife, Joyce Bridges of Center

Grandsons:

Charles Bridges & wife Jeanie of Center

James Bridges & wife Angie of Center

Willie Bridges & wife Becky of Tenaha

Stepdaughter:

Dovianne Boyd & husband David of Lufkin

Daughter-in-Law:

Linda Bridges Hataway of Tenaha

Great Grandchildren:

Jessica Bridges

Bethany Bridges

Dustin Bridges

Heather Bridges

Rebecca Potter

Preceded in death by son, David Bridges.

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 1, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


08/30/06

Frankie May Coppedge - 85, of Center passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2006 in Center. She was born July 30, 1921 in Swink, Oklahoma to John Adams and Frankie Maye Holt Adams. Ms Coppedge was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Women of Worth and the Center Pentecostal Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, September 1, 2006 at the Center United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Ore City Cemetery in Ore City, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Paul Luman, A.J. Marcell, Wallace Wilkins, Raymond Caldas, Charles Baldwin, Jason Zeditz, Mark Zeditz and Mike Zeditz.

Survivors Include: Daughters: Marily Zeditz and husband James of Houston, Linda Baldwin and husband Charles of Henderson and Rose Addison and husband Bobby of Center.

Eight Grandchildren, Twenty - Two Great Grandchildren, One Great-Great Grandchild.

Brother: Robert Bailey of Jefferson.

Numerous Other Relatives and A Host of Friends.

Preceded in death by: Husband, R.C. Coppedge, Parents, John Adams and Frankie Maye Adams and Brother, Gene Adams.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, August 31, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Billy Joe Price - Rose-Neath Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Billy Joe Price, of Center and formerly of Converse, Louisiana. Graveside services will be today (Wednesday) in the Converse Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) morning from nine until noon at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield.

Among Mr. Price’s survivors are his wife, Nancy Price, of Center, two sisters, Trudy Runnels, of Joaquin, and Jean Ellis, of Holly Springs, Louisiana, and two step-daughters, Dianna Amasene, of Colorado, and Elizabeth Thomas, of Joaquin.


Billy Ray Waller - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 67 year old, Billy Ray Waller, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Neuville Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Rock Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Neuville Community Cemetery Fund.

Among Mr. Waller's survivors are one son, Billy Vaughn Waller, of San Augustine, one daughter, Wanda Dennis, of Lufkin, brothers, Jerry Joe Waller, Jessie K. Waller, Alton Waller, and Calvin Waller, all of Center, and sisters, Susie Fountain and Jeannie Amburn, both of Center, and Carolyn Denby, of Deridder, Louisiana.


Cleveland Casey - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 46 year old, Cleveland Casey, of Center


08/29/06

Billie Lovell, age 79, passed away August 28, 2006 at Park Plaza Specialty Hospital in Houston, Tx. Graveside services are 2 pm Friday, September 1, 2006 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. No visitation is planned. She was born on August 29, 1926 in Electra, Tx. to Uless and Ollie (Nichols) Fisher. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Lovell and daughter Terry Lynn McWilliams.

She is survived by Brothers: Doyle Fisher and Kenneth Fisher of California, Daughter: Wanda Cleaver and husband Thomas in Houston, Tx. Sons: Rick McWilliams and wife Iris of Ohio and Mike McWilliams and wife Vikka of Ohio. Granddaughters: Billie Dickinson and husband Jamie of Humble, Michelle Bracey of Ohio, and Laura McWilliams of Ohio. Grandsons: David Cleaver and wife Keili of Dallas, Tx. Scott Cleaver of Houston, Tx. Steven Cleaver of Ohio, Douglas McWilliams and wife Liz of Ohio, Eric McWilliams of Ohio. GreatGrandchildren: Ian Cleaver, Trent Cleaver, Melina Stanton, and Emily McWilliams.

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


08/28/06

Arlinda Polley Matthews, Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for Mrs. Arlinda Polley Matthews, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Matthew’s survivors is Roeana Polley.


Doctor James Hoffpauir - Funeral services for 58 year old, Doctor James Hoffpauir, of Cotter, Arkansas, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, at Mountain Home Baptist Church. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Mountain Home Baptist Church. Doctor Hoffpauir was pastor of Mountain Home Baptist Church since 1995, and before that he had pastured at several churches including First Baptist Church in Timpson.


08/25/06

Jack Fountain, 80, passed away Friday, August 25, 2006 at his home in Center. Services will be held Monday, August 28, 2006 at 11 am at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Jason Hebert officiating, burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, August 27, 2006 starting at 10 am and continue until service time.

He was born on January 17, 1926 to Robert Elvin and Lela Ann Langford Fountain. For many years he was a building contractor and he was a operator for Sand Hill Water Supply for the last 20 years. He was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elvin & Lela Fountain, on son Homer Fountain Jr., one sister Doris Roberts, one brother Floyd E. "Buster" Fountain and one daughter in law Jana Fountain.

He is survived by:
Wife of 63 years and 9 months: Rachel Fountain of Center

Son: Jackie Lee Fountain & wife Teena of Joaquin

Sister: Kathryn Bennett of Nacogdoches

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

12 Great Grandchildren: Ashley Cosby, Wesley Cosby, Jr., John Kevin Cosby, Jr., Kristen Cosby, Megan McShane, Jordin Fountain, Kyle Chambliss, Charlie Fountain, Casey Chambliss, Schree Parker, Kaylee Parker and Chase Shields

2 Great Great Grandchildren: Steven Mahaffey and Nevaeh Cosby

Step Grandchildren: Titus Chambliss & wife Wendi of Joaqin, Taylor Chambliss of Bossier City, LA, Thatcher Chambliss of Joaquin

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

Very Special People in his life are: Sister-in-law: Era Fountain of Center, Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: Warren & Lillian McSwain of Center, Howard Lee Brown & wife Judy of Phoenix, AZ, Ruth Armand of Houston, Daughter-in-law Wanda Coats & husband Jeff of Center

Pallbearers: Gene McSwain, Jackie Lee Fountain, Tory Chambliss, Steve Parker, Jeff Coats, Lynn Mena.

Honorary Pallbearers: Rex Davis, Rex Rains, Ronnie Davis, Jess Walker, Terry Adkison.

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


Bill Reed, 72 of Arcadia Community, passed away Friday, August 25, 2006 in Nacogdoches. He was born October 6, 1933 in Nashville, Tennessee to William A. Reed I and Mary Gibson. Mr Reed served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a rancher.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center, with Rev. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Craig Welch, Brian Welch, Danny Lovell, John Sork, Mike Sork, Rick Sork, Erik Perry and Darrell Yates.

Survivors include:

Sons: Allen Reed and wife Bonnie of Center and Brian Schoelppie and wife Adrienne of Austin.

Daughter: Denise Knight of Houston.

Grandchildren: Whitlee Reed of Center, Craig Welch of New York, New York, Brian Welch of Carthage, Kelly Knight of Houston, Jamie Knight of Houston and Jameson Reed Schoelpple of Austin.

Brothers: Hugh Reed of Tennessee and Jerry Reed and wife Amanda of Tennessee

Special Friend: Bobbie Carlton of Stockman.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday, August 28, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


08/24/06

Bonnie Lawson Moore - 74, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2006. She was born August 27, 1931 in Center to Dewey Lawson & Avis Bush Lawson. Mrs. Moore was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center and was retired from Shelbyville ISD.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Paulbearers will be Alan Minter, Larry Ballard, John Howard, Dewey Howard, Dana Howard, Bob Howard, Steve Howard, Thomas Howard and Howell Howard.

Survivors include:

Husband: McNeil Moore of Center

Daughters: Karen Anderson & husband Bob of Longview and Kathy Sawyer & husband Jim of Center

Grandchildren: Ashley Wier & husband Byron of Austin, Austin Anderson of Colombus, Ohio; Bonnie Catherine Anderson & fiance' Matt Wilson of Dallas and Anne Sawyer of Center

Sisters: Ruth Peelor & husband Harry of California and Marie McGuire of California

Sister-in-Law: Bettye Minter & husband Pete

Also: Numerous nieces and nephews

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935

Visitation will be held from 5pm-8pm on Friday, August 25, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


08/20/06

Iris McSwain - 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2006. She was born October 16, 1919 in Center to John B. Lowery and Willie Jones Lowery. Ms McSwain was a homemaker and Christian mother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Monday, August 21, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Mike Cross officiating.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Ford, Michael Ford, Chet Driver, John Paul McSwain, Tyler McSwain, Tim McSwain, Jeffery McSwain and Jimmy Dale McSwain.

Survivors include: Son, Billy McSwain and wife Helen of Joaquin, Daughter, Jackie Adams and husband Joe of Nacogdoches and Daughter in law, Bill Ann McSwain of Center.

Grandchildren, Tim McSwain, John Paul McSwain, Cynthia Driver, Michael Ford, Stephen Ford, Jeffery McSwain, Jimmy McSwain and Ronda Patterson.

14 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild.

Preceded in death by : Husband, J.W. "Bill" McSwain, Son, Kenneth McSwain, 1 Sister and 3 Brothers.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


08/18/06

Debra Christian - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 53 year old, Debra Gunter Christian, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at First Baptist Church of Tenaha. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from five until nine o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mrs. Christian’s survivors are her husband, Calvin Christian, of Tenaha, one son, Chad Christian, of Tenaha, one daughter, Brooke Cassell, of Shelbyville, and her sister, Vickie Brewster, of Rosenburg.


08/16/06

Brad Hagler - 28, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, August 14,2006. He was born March 21, 1978 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, August 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ray Eastridge & Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment to follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Paul Thompson, Teral Jones, Bart Lynch, Gibs Chapman, Paul Hagler, Bob French, Jamie Hagler & Larry Hurst.

Survivors include:
Son, Zackery Wayne Hagler of Killeen, Daughter, Madison Grace Hagler of Killeen, Mother & Step Father, Cathy & Randy Hughes of Nacogdoches, Father & Step Mother, Ronald & Renee Hagler of Center, Sister, Bridgett Birdwell of Nacogdoches.

Half Sisters: Angela, Candace, Ronya & Skylar Hagler of Center.

Step Sisters: Mandy Tyre of Huxley and Misty Kay of Huxley.

Nieces, Kalli Perkins & Briley Birdwell of Nacogdoches

Nephew, Kason Livingston of Nacogdoches.

Grandfather, James E. Hagler of Center

Grandmother, Jean Mills of Center

Special Friends, Gibs Chapman and Bob French

Preceded in death by grandparents, George & Catherine Lynch

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Michael Edward Linebarger - Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 64 year old, Michael Edward Linebarger, of Timpson. A memorial service will be held at a later date, and the body will be cremated.

Among Mr. Linebarger’s survivors are his wife, Colleen Linebarger, of Timpson, two sons, Matthew Linebarger, of Tenaha, and Chris Linebarger, of Timpson, and two daughters, Tami Linebarger, of Center, and Toni Schaffer, of Saginaw.


08/15/06

Winnie Mae Risinger , 83 of Orange passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at Baptist Senior Center in Beaumont.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Friday, August 18, 2006 at St. Francis of Assissi Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Tom Phelan.

A graveside service will be at 4:30 pm, Friday at East Hamilton Cemetery in Patroon.

Visitation will be from 5-9 pm Wednesday and Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A wake will be at 7 pm, Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Risinger was born June 8, 1923, in Gueydan, Louisiana, to Edwin and Telesia (Breaux) Richard. She was a caring and loving 2nd grade teacher at Little Cypress Elementary School for about 20 years and made a difference in her student's lives. She loved to sew, crochet, quilt and teach. She also loved to cook and garden.

She was a member of TSTA, St. Frances Eucharistic Ministry as well as a Lector, member of the Alter Society and the Sacred Heart Society.

Mrs. Risinger was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Gabriel Mott, second husband, Nath Risinger, sons, Wayne and Eugene Mott and daughter, Winifred Ann Mott.

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Mary Theresa and Mark Couvillion of Kingwood, step son and wife, James Ray and Mary Kay Risinger of Patroon, grandchildren, Andra and Melissa Couvillion of Kingwood. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Ashton and Sean Couvillion.

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


08/09/06

Geraldine Fields Maguire, 83, of Port Arthur, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at a Port Arthur hospital. She was born August 14, 1923 in the Patroon Community of Shelby County, Texas to John Samuel Fields and Myrtle Crow Fields.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 11, 2006 at Patroon Cemetery with Tim Perkins officiating.

Survivors include:

Sisters:
Myra Aucoin & husband Burney of Groves
Johnnie Waggoner of Lake Charles, Louisiana
Nelwyn Ivey of Port Neches

Sisters-in-Law:
Nell Fields of Center
Laverne Fields of Center

Several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death:
Parents, John Samuel Fields & Myrtle Crow Fields
Brothers, Louis Fields & Winston Fields
Sisters, Mary Fields, Dorothy Buckley, Pearl “Tiny” Strickland, Ruth Beck, Lillie Mae Brown, Hazel Loyd & Lucy Shepard

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


Betty M. Greenwood, 63, of Brandon, Mississippi passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at a Jackson, Mississippi hospital. Ms. Greenwood was born in Center to Charles Greenwood of Mississippi and Doris L. Greenwood of Center. Mr. Greenwood was serving with the US Navy during WWII when his daughter was born. After the war, the family returned to Mississippi where they made their home.

Ms. Greenwood attended Mississippi public schools, where she graduated in 1961. Upon high school graduation, she attended the University of Southern Mississippi for several years. After college, she moved to the Jackson, Mississippi area where she has resided for the past forty-three years. She worked for Kirkland Homes as a bookkeeper.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 10, 2006 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Pearl, Mississippi. Interment will follow Friday, August 11, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Her survivors include her dear friend and companion of many years, Jerry Bowles, her aunts Gladys L. Stavroplos of Center and Lennie Greenwood of Port Neches, several first cousins, many second and third cousins and numerous beloved friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, eight aunts, three uncles and several cousins on both sides of her family.

Memorials may be made to Briarwood United Methodist Church, 320 Briarwood Dr., Jackson, Mississippi, 39206 or Baptist Health Systems Oncology Dept. 1225 N. State St., Jackson, Mississippi 39202.

The funeral will be under the direction of Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl, Mississippi.


Wilbert "Buckie" Roach - Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 93 year old, Wilbert “Buckie” Roach, of the Saint Luke Community in San Augustine.


08/08/06

Claude James Hudman - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Claude James Hudman, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Among Mr. Hudman’s survivors are his wife, Janice Beckham-Hudman, of Timpson, one son, Claude Wayne Hudman, of Ohio, one daughter, Julie Amos, of Roanoke, and one brother, Gene Hudman, of Timpson.


Mattie Lewis - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 81 year old, Miss Mattie Lewis, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery


Janelle Fields - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 45 year old, Miss Janelle Fields, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at Greer Street Church of Christ. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Among Miss Fields’ survivors are two sons, Curtis and Kelvin Hooper, both of Center, and three sisters, Gertrude Buckley, Pauline Fields, and Ruby Gaddis, all three of Center.


08/07/06

Erma Paige, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2006. She was born December 2, 1916 in Center, Texas to Thomas Buford Askew and Lola Hagler Askew. Ms. Paige was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Joe Wrape officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include: Daughter, Joy Campbell of Center.

Grandchildren: Sonya ANthony & husband Mitchell, Steve Campbell and wife Alisia, and Stacy Spruiell & husband Greg.

Great Grandchildren: Lindsey Anthony, Carrie Anthony, Justin Campbell, Shane Campbell, Blake Campbell, Chase Campbell, Alexandria Spruiell and Jesse Spruiell.

Sisters: Edna Hardy and husband Charles of Henderson and Myrilne Bradshaw of Center.

Brothers: B.B. Askew of Vidor and Vernon Askew and wife Marcelia of Nederland.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


William R.E. Stevens

Mangum Funeral Home along with Mount Olivet Funeral Home announces services for 74 year old, William R. E. Stevens, of Rhome. Services will be Wednesday morning at 11:30 at Mount Olivet Chapel. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2:30 at D-F-W National Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening form six until eight o’clock at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Stevens’ survivors are his wife, Judy Whiteside-Stevens, of Rhome, daughter Monica Sanderson, Sons, Roy Stevens and Randell Stevens, sisters, Mary Christopher and Margie Talant, brother, Johnny Stevens, and local survivors, sister-in-law, Wanda Whiteside Hopkins, and husband, Wayne, and brother-in-law, Michael Whiteside and wife Teresa.


08/04/06

Billy Casper - Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 49 year old, Billy Casper, of Nacogdoches.


08/01/06

Shirley Rae Davidson - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Shirley Rae Davidson, of Seabrook, and formerly of San Augustine. Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel.

Among Ms. Davidson’s survivors are two daughters, Maria Bush, of Joaquin, and Laura Dixon, of Lufkin, one son, Jeffery Dixon, of Lufkin, her mother, Novis Sowell, of Joaquin, five brothers, Randy Sowell, of Huntington, Kenny Sowell, of Center, Chris Sowell, of Crockett, Joe Sowell, of Austin, and Brian Mahan, of Lufkin, and her sister, Gayle Clark, of Michigan.

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07/30/06

Ina Mae Andrusick, age 68, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.
Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 4 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 17, 1938, she was a homemaker.

Her survivors include: 6 Children.
Vickie Andrusick of Huxley, Hank Andrusick of Lewisville, Richard Andrusick and wife, Cathy of Houston. David Andrusick and wife, Feather of Center, James Andrusick of Lewisville and Steven Andrusick of Beaumont.

Grandchildren.

Mother, Verna Lunsford of Huxley.

2 Brothers:
Jerry Whitman and wife, Phyllis of Liverpool
Bob Merill and wife, Jeanette of Houston.

She is preceded in death by Her husband, Henry Andrusick, her Step Father, Langston Lunsford, 2 Sisters, Virginia Merill and Mary Dean.


07/29/06

Jimmy Edward King, 72, of Tenaha passed away Friday, July 28, 2006 after the results of a car accident.
Services for Mr. King will be Monday, July 31, 2006 at 2 pm at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R.B. Elumbaugh officiating, Military Graveside Services will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 4, 1933 in Shelby County to Parents, Spivey & Ella (Wood)King.

He was a machinest, a barber in Tenaha for many years as well as a farmer. He served in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean Conflict.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Spivey & Ella King

He is survived by :

Son, Winn King & wife, Laina of Gladewater, Daughter, Emily King Williams of Nacogdoches. Grandchildren, Christopher, James Carl, Jared, Kyle & Kathryn Ann King, Kayli & Wendy Williams. 1 Sister, Mary Beth Melton & husband Hiram of Tenaha, Niece, Brenda Farmer & husband, Steve of Tenaha, Nephew, Randy Melton & wife, Tamara of Haltom City.

Pallbearers: Wayne Oliver, Eldridge Hickman, Andy Williams, Kirk Hamilton, Alan Farmer, John Watson, Joe Umbrell & Jason Farmer.

Honorary Pallbearers: Grandsons, Christopher King, James Carl King, Jared King and Kyle King.

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


Jim Henry Barnett, 93, of Longview, passed away Friday, July 28, 2006 in Longview. He was born May 20, 1913 in Center, Texas to Laborn Augusta Barnett and Ora Ida Greer Barnett. He retired from Mobil Pipeline Company in 1975 with 39 years of service. Mr. Barnett accepted the Lord as his Savior as a young man and was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle in Longview, Texas. He was also a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 for 63 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Jay McCasland, of North Longview Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be members of the Sam Samford Lodge #149 in Center.

Survivors Include: Son, Jerry Barnett and wife Ruth of Longview, Daughter in law, Nelwyn Barnett of Avin, Granddaughters, Lisa Hall and husband Bobby of Liano and Laurie DeClaire and husband Chris of Friendswood. Six Great Grandchildren, Christopher Sloan, Heather Sloan, Connor Hall, Cameron Hall, Lauryn Emmitte and Andrew Emmitte. Two Step Grandchildren, Griffin DeClaire and Alexander DeClaire. Sister, Margie Beckham and husband Aubrey of Joaquin. Nephews, Robert Barnett and wife Zettie and Donald Barnett. A number of great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by, Wife, Willie Lee Sanford Barnett, Son, James Henry Barnett Jr., An infant son, Parents, Laborn Augusta Barnett and Ora Ida Greer Barnett, Brothers, Herman Barnett and Bernard Barnett.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


07/28/06

Allice Fuller, 72, passed away Friday, July 28, 2006 at her home here in Center. Services will be held Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 2 pm at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tracy Wright and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, July 29, 2006 starting at 4 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 29, 1933 in Lufkin, Texas to Dudley and Mattie Graham. She is a member of the First Assembly of God Church here in Center.

She is preced in death by her parents Dudley and Mattie Graham. 1 Sister and several Brothers.

Her surviving Relatives included: Husband, Raymond Jack Fuller of Center, Texas. Sons, Johnny Fuller and wife Rose of Center, Texas and Jimmy "Ray" Nash and wife Donna of Timpson. Daughters, Darlene Porter and husband Joe of Center, Texas and Charlene Channel and husband Steve of Center, Texas. Grandchildren, Johnny Jr., Josh, Christina and Justin Fuller. Joseph, Kevin, Stephanie, Crystal and Marissa Nash. Clifton Porter and wife Kristie and Shane and Stevie Channel. Jody Porter. 9 Great Grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Johnny Fuller Jr. Josh Fuller, Justin Fuller, Jody Porter, Clifton Porter, Shane Channel, Joseph Nash, Kevin Nash and Stevie Channel.

Honorary Pallbearers: Steve Channel, Joe Porter.

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


07/28/06

EVANSTON -- Memorial services for Joe Errol Loftin Sr., 72, will be held Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas.

He died July 16, 2006 at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born Dec. 27, 1933 in Kilgore, Texas to Grady and Ruby (Isabel) Loftin.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Baptist Church and he enjoyed working and spending time with his friends.

He is survived by his children, Cathy Sharp and her husband; Darlene Loftin, Cindy Joe Quebedeaux, all of Abbeville, La.; Joe Loftin Jr. and his wife of Spanish Fork, Utah; Teddie Loftin of White Oaks, Texas; John Paul Loftin of Abbeville, La.; Mary Loftin of Abbeville, La.; sister, Mary Burns and her husband of Tyler, Texas; a brother, Ricky Loftin and his wife of Stanley, La.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Griffin, Curtis, and Jerry Loftin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
Published in the Shreveport Times on 7/27/2006.


07/27/06

Steve H. Tompson, 75, of Center, passed away July 27, 2006 in Center. He was born April 21, 1931 in Shelby County to Johnny Ragen Thompson and Dorenda Priester Thompson. Mr. Thompson was retired from Bruce Hardwood. He was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 3 pm on Friday, July 28, 2006 at Sholar Cemetery with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Taylor Bryce, Nicholas Hayden, Jacob Gingles, Zachary Gingles and Bobby Penny.

Survivors include: Children, Marcus Steve Thompson of Center, Martin Thompson of Center, Mary Ann Thompson of Timpson, Louis Hamilton and husband Ronnie of Garland, Gail Null and Husband Jackie of Garland and Rodney Thompson and wife April of Forney.

Sixteen Grandchildren, Nine Great Grandchildren

Sister, Willard Roland Thompson of Center, Sister in law, Etoile Thompson of Carthage.

Preceded in death by Parents, Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Regen Thompson, Brothers, Adron Thompson, Hoye Thompson, and John Thompson. Brother in law Orran Lilly, Daughter, Iva Irene Kleser, and Grandson, Dakota Ray Thompson.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


07/26/06

J.D. Williams, 78 of Lufkin, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006 in Lufkin. He was born January 31, 1928 in Martinsville, Texas to Jim Williams and Cordia Hodges Williams. Mr. Williams was retired from the poultry industry where he worked as a farm manager. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the Northside Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday, July 28, 2006 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Williams' grandchildren.

Survivors include: Wife, Mergie Williams of Lufkin. Sons, Jimmy Williams and wife Rosalie of Palestine and Keith Williams and wife Ema of Lufkin. Daughter, Pam Williams and husband Gary of Lufkin. Five Grandchildren, Chris, Jeremy, Tim, Brandon and Tanner. Two Granddaughters, Michelle and Lauren. Six Great Grandchildren. Sister, Ruby Fulson of Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, July 27, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


07/25/06

Peggy June Linton - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for Peggy June Linton, age 62, of Center. Mrs. Linton died at her home in Center. Survivors include, husband Robbin Linton of Center.


07/24/06

Jayson Leon Anderson, 35, of Center, passed away July 24, 2006 in Center. He was born October 6, 1970 in Center to William Leon Anderson and Regina Windham Anderson. Mr. Anderson worked in retail sales. He attended Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include: Mother and Step Father, Regina and Kerry McSwain of Center. Step Brother, Thomas McSwain of Center. Step Sisters, Amanda McSwain of Center and Crystal Gail Koltonski of Center. Maternal Grandparents, Tom and Jean Windham of Center. Paternal Grandmother, Sally Anderson of Center. Aunt and Uncle, Pat and Tom Wedgeworth of Timpson. A number of cousins. Visitation will begin at 5 ppm on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


07/23/06

Ruby Thompson, 84, of Center passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006 in Center. She was born September 5, 1921 in Center to Allen Joplin and Ethel Butler Joplin. Ms Thompson was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith. Graveside services will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, July 25, 2006 in Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. . Visitation will be 6pm untill 8pm, Monday, July 24, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Survivors include: Sister, Lois Thompson of Center, a number of nieces, nephews, sisters in law, brothers in law and other relatives. Preceded in death by: Husband, Hoy Thompson


Henrie Fae Elliott - age 68, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006 in Nacogdoches. She was born September 22, 1937 in Center to Elbert Johnson and Julia Oates Johnson. Mrs. Elliott was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Henry officiating. Interment will follow in Old Home Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Hooks, Scott Emanis, Tiquan Dixon, Stacey Mikesh, Johnny Courmier, Spencer Fenton.

Survivors Include: Son, Billy Hooks and wife Debbie of Center. Daughters, Shelia Dixon of Center, Julie Preston and husband Ronald of Lufkin and Iva Mikesh and Bubba of Center. 10 Grandchildren: Michael Hooks, Caitlin Hooks, Emmie Bailey, Scotty Emanis, Leslie Courmier, Tiquin Dixon, Stacey Mikesh and Chadd Mikesh all of Center. Dustin Preston of California and Mikeela Preston of Lufkin. and 10 Great Grandchildren.

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

Preceded in death by: Parents, Elbert Johnson and Julia Oates Johnson, Granddaughter: Tawsha Mikesh, Great Grandson, Coby Emanis and Son in law, Sanders Dixon.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday, July 24, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


07/21/06

Virgie Sherrouse - 87, of Shepherd, Texas, passed away on July 20, 2006 at Shepherd Nursing Home in Shepherd, Texas.

Funeral services for Virgie Sherrouse are Monday, July 24, 2006 at 11 am at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Johnson Cemetery at Joaquin, Texas. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 23, 2006 from 4pm until 8pm.

She was born on April 7, 1919 to Ike Emmons and Ella Bussey Emmons. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ike and Ella Emmons, husband Roy Sherrouse and one son Ike Sherrouse.

Surviving Relatives: 2 Daughters, Virginia Matthews & husband Robert of Cleveland, Texas and Loretta Sherrouse of Norwood, La., 3 Sons, Bob Sherrouse & wife Maxie of Porter, Texas, Clifford Sherrouse & wife Patsy of Cleveland, Texas and Carl Sherrouse & wife Judith of Cancon, Texas. 32 Grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Steve Sherrouse, Mark Sherrouse, William Matthews, Sean Sherrouse and Michael Carnline.


Arthur Cooper - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 87 year old, Arthur Cooper, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Blount Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Among Mr. Cooper’s survivors are two sons, Robert and Roger Cooper, both of Center.


Troy Bell - Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 57 year old, Troy Bell, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at True Vine Baptist Church. Interment will be in New Jerusalem Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Friday) from one until 6:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

Among Mr. Bell’s survivors are his parent, Masseline Bell, of San Augustine, two sons, Jimmy Bell, of Houston, and Thomas Singleton, of Jasper, one daughter, Vernell Holman, of Hemphill, one brother, Navis Bell, of Center, and one sister, Cora Howard, of Nacogdoches.


07/19/06

Essie R. Watson, age 96, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2006 in Moulton, Al. at Lawrence Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan George officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday from 12pm until 2pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 21, 1909 in Ballinger, Texas to William Felix Rhame an Nancy Carline Buckner. She owned and operated her own hairdressing salon in Pasadena, Texas for many years. She was a member of Six Mile Baptist Church in Hemphill, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Nancy Rhame and her husband Eugene Thomas Watson and 6 siblings, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Her surviving relatives include: One son, Bill Watson and wife Juanita of Moulton, Al. 4 Grandchildren, Paul Watson of Houston, Burke Watson of Houston, Alan Watson of Decatur, Texas, Martha Hamilton of Decatur, Texas. 8 Great Grandchildren, 2 Brothers, Joe Rhame and wife Polly of Highland Village, Texas and Ray Rhame and wife JoDane of Maysville, OK. One sister, Myrtle Slade of Hemphill, Texas.

Pallbearers are: Paul Watson, Burke Watson, Alan Watson, Mark Watson, Larry Hyden, and Ken Beamesderfer.

Family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts be made to In Alabama, Hospice of the Valley and in Texas to the Six Mile Baptist Church building fund in Hemphill, Texas.


07/17/06

Virginia Joy Matlock - 79, of Baytown, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2006. She was born August 27, 1936 in Crowley, Louisiana to Vic Navarre & Mildred Faulk Navarre.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Survivors include, Sons, Keith Matlock of Baytown, John Matlock of Baytown, and Stanley Matlock & wife Beth of Pryor, Oklahoma. Granddaughters, Liz Carmen & husband robert of Pryor, Oklahoma, Becky Gipson & husband Don of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Suzie Stimson & husband Paul of Pryor, Oklahoma. Grandson, Mike Matlock & wife Casey of Pryor, Oklahoma. 9 Great Grandchildren. Brother, Otis Navarre of Baytown. Preceded in death by Husband, Jewel Matlock and Son, Dewight Matlock.


Sharon Ann Weeks - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for Sharon Ann Weeks. Sharon Ann Weeks, age 59, of Joaquin passed away, Saturday, July 15, 2006 in Orange, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be 10 am Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday from 6 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 27, 1946 in Orange, Texas (Orange County) the daughter of the late Alfred J. Truitt Jr. and Joy Dale Baker Truitt of Joaquin.

She worked at Wal-Mart as the manager in the garden department for a number of years.

She is survived by: Son, Daniel C. Weeks of Orange, Texas. Son, Mark R. Weeks & wife, Janet of Mauriceville, Texas. Daughter, Shannon A. Scott & husband, John or Orange, Texas. 6 Grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, jade, Justin, Jewell & Julian.

Mother, Jay Truitt of Joaquin. Brother, Don Truitt & wife, Gwen of Logansport, Louisiana. 2 Nephews, Allen & Andrew Truitt. 1 Niece, Kelly Boyett.

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


Forrest Lawson - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Forrest Lawson, of Center. Mr. Lawson, passed away Monday, July 17, 2006. He was born December 23, 1932 in Center, Texas to Hobson Lawson & Lela Jones Lawson. He was the retired owner of East Texas Truck & Tractor. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and served in the US Army from 1953-1955.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Buddy Gray & Bro. Gene KIrkley officiating. Interment to follow at Antioch Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Brown, Michael Sizemore, Jeffrey Lawson, Chad Brown, Eric Brown, William Lawson, Aaron Lawson & Brody Sizemore.

Survivors include: Wife, Nadine Lawson of Center. Sons, Royce Lawson & wife Angela of Center, Garry Lawson & wife Kay of Center. Daughters, Tina Brown & husband Richard of Center, Ann Sizemore & husband Mike of Palestine. Grandchildren, Stefanie Wagstaff, Jeffery Lawson, Chad Brown, Eric Brown, William Lawson, Loren Brown, Aaron Lawson, Brody Sizemore, Brice Sizemore and Adam Lawson. 7 Great Grandchildren.

Brothers, Billy Lawson & wife Jean of Center, Tommy Lawson & wife Clydie of Joaquin. Sisters, Oleta Cockrell of Joaquin, Ruby Hughes & husband Charles Paul of Center, Judy Carrington of Center. Sister in law, Wyneil Lawson, Leona Lawson.

Brother in law, Darrell Partlow. Preceded in death by, Parents, Hobson Lawson and Lela Jones Lawson. Brothers, Joel, Happy & Glenn. Sister, Mildred Partlow. Brother in law, Bud Cockrell & Ernest Carrington.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Hospice of Deep East Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Booker T. Lister - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 92 year old, Booker T. Lister, of Houston and formerly of Center. Graveside services will be this (Monday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church Cemetery.

Among Mr. Lister’s survivors are two sons, Booker T. Lister, Junior and David Lee Lister, three daughters, Priscilla Lavergne, Shirley Evans, and Lola Wesley, all five of Houston, one sister Alorene Jones, of Timpson, and Center survivors are Margie Bennett and Maxine Bennett.

Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 84 year old, T. J. Douglass, of Nacogdoches.


07/15/06

Hubert Eugene Sowell, 74, of Center, passed away Friday, July 14, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born March 23, 1932 in Arcadia, Texas to Kelly & Ruby Sowell. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include: Wife, Martha Sowell of Center. Son, Van Sowell of Center. Grandsons: Jason Sowell of San Augustine. Casey Sowell of San Augustine. Joey Sowell of Hemphill. Granddaughter: Vanessa Sowell of Many, LA. Stepson, Steve Stewart of Center. Brother, Jerry Sowell of Joaquin. Brother-in-Law, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Arnold of Dallas

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****


07/14/06

David Wayne Whitton - Watson & Sons Funeral home announces services for David Wayne Whitton, 26, of Center who passed away Thursday, July 13, 2006 in Many, Louisiana. He was born April, 21, 1980 in McAllen, Texas to Grady Whitton & Catherine Foley Whitton. Mr. Whitton was a farmer and roughneck.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment to follow at Sardis Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Adam Hamstra, Jimmy Smith, Bub Bloodgood, Evan Luiz, James David Whitton, Chad Metcalf, Shane Metcalf, Chris Eaves.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Sicko and Ray Smith.

He is survived by Parents: Grady & Catherine Whitton of Center. Also a number of aunts, uncles, cousins & a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


James Henry Trent - Watson & Sons Funeral home announces services for James Henry Trent, 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2006. He was born October 18, 1928 in Hammon, Oklahoma to James Harrison Trent & Annie Green Trent.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Spann's Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Neilson Davis, Ronnie Gragg, Spencer Fenton & Mike Gee.

He is survived by : Son, James Ray Trent of Center, Daughters, Mary Jane Trent of Center, and Judy Fenton & husband Bill of Center.

Grandchildren, Kasi Trent, Brian Fenton, Kevin Fenton, Amanda Trent & Stefani Trent.

Daughter in Law, Amy Trent of Center.

Preceded in death by Wife, LaMerle Trent, Son, Johnny Trent, and daughter, Angela Trent.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, July 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Charles Nikitta Suell - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 44 year old, Charles Nikitta Suell, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10:30 at Triumph Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. Suell’s survivors are his mother, Catherine Edmond, of Tenaha, his father William Edmond, of Tenaha, Joe Jones, of Houston, and Gladys Jones, of Houston, two sons, Tony Reed, of California, and C. J. Suell, Junior, of San Augustine, and three daughters, AnQuitha Reed and Samantha Reed, both of Center, and Chazpyn Suell, of San Augustine.


Leonetta Nicole "Netta" Adams Suell- Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 32 year old, Mrs. Leonetta Nicole “Netta” Adams Suell, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Suell’s survivors are her parents, Mary Delois Adams Watts and husband Maurice, of San Augustine, and Fredrick Scott, Senior and wife Linda, of Beaumont, grandparents, Mary Jane Payne, of San Augustine, Betty Marie Bobb, of Beaumont, Lula Lacy, of San Augustine, and Doris Bobb, of Beaumont, one son, Charles N. Suell, Junior, of San Augustine, one daughter, Chaztyn A. Suell, of San Augustine, three brothers, Tren Stidam, of Houston, Maurice Watts, Junior, of San Augustine, and Fredrick Scott, Junior, of Beaumont, and three sisters, Schronda Hawkins, of Beaumont, LaShandra Barnes, of San Augustine, and Miranda Johnson, of San Augustine.


James Wendell Hutto - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 79 year old, James Wendell Hutto, of Center. Graveside services will be this (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock at Mount Olive Cemetery in Timpson. The Joaquin Masonic Lodge will officiate and Military Funeral Honors will be done by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Among Mr. Hutto’s survivors are three brothers, Morris Hutto, of Garrison, Royce Hutto, of Longview, and Floyd Hutto, Junior, of Nacogdoches.


07/13/06

Harvey Lee Cook - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 59 year old, Harvey Lee Cook, of Tenaha. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church in Tenaha. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery.

Among Mr. Cook’s survivors are four daughters, Ann Bell, of Houston, and Latrice Tarver, Mischa Cook, and Mita Thompson, all three of Tenaha, one sister, Pearlie B. Boykin, of Logansport, and three brothers, C. L. Cook, of Houston, W. T. Cook, of Logansport, and John R. Cook, of Tenaha.


07/11/06

Elizabeth M. Wright - Mangum Funeral Home announces the passing of Elizabeth M. Wright of Center, and for the past year of Austin, died peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2006. She was 96. She was the wife of Frederick H. Wright of Center who died in 2003. Previously she was the wife of Hershal C. McDaniel of Center and Timpson, who died in 1957. She is survived by her son, Samuel D. McDaniel of Austin, Texas and by four granddaughters, Katherine Abbott and Constance Wyman both of Austin, Texas, Mary Goff of Caldwell, Texas and Susan Bravenec of Seattle, Washington and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by her aunt, Mrs. Vivian Menefee of Center, Texas.

Elizabeth M. Wright, was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence D. McElfatrick and Eula Pearl McElfatrick, by her sister, Doris Harbuck of Monroe, Louisiana and her brother, Clarence D. McElfatrick, Jr. of Tyler, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas, 420 San Augustine Street. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas.


07/10/06

Billy Clyde Adams - 59, of Center, passed away, Monday, July 10, 2006. He was born August 21, 1946 in Center, Texas. Mr. Adams was the retired owner of A-H Wrecker and Auto Repair. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam and was a member of the VFW.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Charles Boster & Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Danny Long, James Grant, Robbie WIlliams, Taylor Bush, Gene Vail & Ross Ochoa.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Gerald Stamps, Verlon Hooper, Joe Jolley, Billy Williams, Georger Burns, Blake Nail, John Holt, Jack Adams, & Denny Adams.

Survivors Include:Wife, Sharon Adams of Center. Sons, Jason Adams of Galena Park and Justin Adams and wife Michelle of San Antonio. Mother, Billie Moore of Center. Stepdaughters, Kristina Long & husband Danny of Center, Krystal Easley of Center, and Keilie Puckett of Center. Also a number of step grandchildren. Sister, Eleanor Adams of Center. Brother, Franky Adams and wife Jerilyn of Center. Niece, Jennifer Adams of Center. and Nephew Jeffery Adams of Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


O'Bryan Nail - Kingsville Memorial Funeral Home announced the passing of O'Bryan Nail, of Riviera, Texas. Mr. Nail passed away July 7, 2006. He was 80. He was born June 18, 1926 in Timpson, Texas to Bryant A. Nail and Hattie Dena Wedgeworth Nail.

He was a member of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church and was affiliated with the Community Baptist Church in Riviera, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his son, David Nail.

Survivors include: His loving wife, Zelda F. Nail of Riviera, Texas, son Mark S. Nail of Riviera, Texas, daughters, Brenda S. Culpepper (Ron) of Dickinson, Texas, Sandra M. Strubbart (Bud) of Alvin, Texas and Deborah L. Simburger of Riviera, Texas. Sister-in-law, Martha Nail of Mt. Enterprise, Texas and Alice nail-DeLoney of Garrison, Texas. Other survivors include five grandsons, 2 granddaughters and ten great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 10, 2006 from 1 pm to 7 pm at Kingsville Memorial Funeral Home with family present from 6 pm to 7 pm.

Graveside service will be at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson, Texas, Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 2 pm.

In Lieu of flowers family wishes to have donations made to the Community Baptist Church in Riviera, Texas.


07/08/06

Esserine P. “Mimp” Jackson -Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 70 year old, Esserine P. “Mimp” Jackson. Services will be Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, at Westview Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Jackson’s survivors are her husband Y. D. Jackson, of Center, two daughters, Pearlie Ann Polley, of Nacogdoches, and Glenda Faye Nash, of Center, four sisters and one brother.


07/07/06

Pearlie B. Smith - Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 67 year old, Pearlie B. Smith, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Reed Chapel Baptist Church. Visitation will be this (Friday) afternoon from one o’clock until 6:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Mortuary Chapel.

Among Ms. Smith’s survivors are three sons, Johnny Smith, of San Augustine, Terry Smith, of Center, and Marty Smith, of Houston, and three daughters, Rachel Smith, of Center, and Linda Polley and Chris Garrett, both of San Augustine.


07/05/06

Larry K. Hagler - Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces services for Larry K. Hagler, 57, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2006. He was born August 16, 1948 in Center, Texas to Nevis Hagler & Martha F. Smith Hagler. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, July 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center. Pallbearers will be Pete Cordray, Robert Cousins, James Clark, Nolan Cooper, John Paul Lawson & Floyd A. "Dock" Watson.

He is survived by: Wife, Susan Hagler of Center. Son, David Keith Hagler of Center. Mother, Martha "Fanny" Hagler of Center. Brother, Mr.& Mrs. Nik Hagler of Pearland. Niece, Kim Lovelace of Sugarland. Aunt, Polk Smith of Pearland. Also survived by nieces, nephews, & a host of friends. Preceded in death by: Father, Nevis Hagler and Niece, Lisa McGee.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 7 pm Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Pauline Howard - 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2006. She was born August 30, 1916 in Center, Texas to Lon McSwain and Della Anthony McSwain. She was a member Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 7, 2006 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Bro. Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gaylon Howard, Braydon Howard, Randall Bohannon, Steven Howard, Nathan Jones & Wayne Jones.

She is survived by: Son: Rex Howard & wife Linda of Deer Park. Daughters: LaVerne Jeans & husband Billy of Center and Betty Sue Howard of Lufkin.

Daughter-in-Law: Patricia Howard of Texas City. Grandchildren: Peggy Watlington, Gaylon Howard, Penny Jones, Stephanie Whittington, Steven Howard, Stacy David, Randall Bohannon, Paula Thrift & Misti Bohannon.

20 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren

Sisters: Avis Lee of Houston. Lois Kauffman of Montgomery

Brothers: Oren McSwain & wife Betty of North Little Rock and James Ray McSwain of West Monroe, Louisiana

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

Preceded in death by: Husband, Lewis Howard. Son, Bobby Howard. Great Granddaughter, Dayna Howard. Brother, Lester McSwain. Sister, Lorene Kirkley

***Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


07/01/06

Shelda Lynn Greer - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 45 year old, Shelda Lynn Greer. Services will be this (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at East Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be in East Liberty Cemetery.

Among Ms. Greer’s survivors are her father, Weldon Greer, Senior, her mother, Ruby Nell Greer, one son, Michael Greer, of Center, one daughter, LaTonya Greer, of New Orleans, and two brothers, Gustarvus Neatherly, of Center, and Weldon Greer, Junior, of Houston

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06/01/06

Escule Eugene Danley, 73, of Center passed away Thursday, June 1, 2006. He was born January 20, 1933 in Grigsby, Texas to Aris Danley & Eyvone Spurlock Danley. Mr. Danley served in the US Army from 1953-1957. He was of the Baptist faith. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Survivors include: Wife, Marye Danley of Center. Daughter, Tresa Konderia & husband Ed of Center. Sons, Shawn Rowdy Danley & wife Regina of Center and David Danley of Center. Grandchildren, Brandi Adkison & Colby, Shawn Danley and Kyle Logan Danley. Great Grandson, Chase Adison. Sisters, Janet Watson & husband Carlton of Center and Cathy Adams & husband Mike of Center. Brothers, Rayford E. Danley & wife Lou of Center, Tarde W. Danley & wife Myrtle of Porter, Carl W. Danley & wife Claudell of Ackworth, Ga. Allan L. Danley of Houston, Leroy Danley of Porter and Clyde L. Danley & wife Loretta of Porter. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Aris Danley & Eyvone Spurlock Danley. Sister, Myrtle Jean Danley Davis and Brothers, Verlon Danley, Edward Danley & Aris D. Danley Jr.

Visitation will begin at 11 am on Friday, June 2, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Wylma Maurine Franks-Lilly -Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Wylma Maurine Franks-Lilly, of the Stockman Community. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Stockman United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Mrs. Lilly’s survivors are her daughter, Glenda Beth Lester, of Scottsville, and her daughter-in-law, Wanda Lilly, of Alabama


06/05/06

Mrs. Derrell Lenora Parker - Hawthorn Funeral Home announces services for 101 year old, Mrs. Derrell Lenora Parker Johnson, of Carthage. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Restland Cemetery, in Tenaha. The family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Carthage.

Among Mrs. Johnson’s survivors are her daughter, Judi Keiss, of Carthage, one brother, Dick Parker, of Tenaha, and one sister, Charlcye Menefee, of Tenaha.


Mrs. Lucille Corley - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 84 year old, Mrs. Lucille Corley, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Queen City, and Shelby County. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson.

Among Mrs. Corley’s survivors are two sons, Gary F. Corley, of Nacogdoches, and Dickey Corley, of Crockett, and one sister, Addie B. Hughes, of Center.


Barbara Ruth Throckmorton - Garrison Funeral Home announces pending memorial services for 81 year old, Barbara Ruth Throckmorton, of Timpson, who was critically injured in an auto accident in Caledonia, this past Saturday. Memorial services will be planned for a later date.

Among Ms. Throckmorton’s survivors are one brother, Tommy France, of Oregon, two sons, Stephen L. Throckmorton, of Rayville, Louisiana, and Jerry R. Throckmorton, of Garrison, two daughters, Patricia Ann Boswell, of Iowa, and Jill Fay Ramey, of Timpson, and a close friend, Irvin L. Throckmorton, of Timpson.


06/06/06

Mitchell Williams - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 48 year old, Mitchell Williams, of Joaquin. Mr. Williams passed away Monday morning in Little Rock, Arkansas after a brief illness. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Michael Hale officiating, burial will follow at Strong Cemetery, in Huxley. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening beginning at six o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 1, 1958 in Center, Texas to parents, Harmon R.F. Williams Jr. & Lillie Faye Rutledge WIlliams. He was preceded in death by: Father, R.F. Williams.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his wife, Sue Williams, of Joaquin, daughter, Jennifer Williams, & Fiance, Kevin Flinn of Little Rock, Arkansas, mother, Faye Williams, of Center, three sisters, Sharon & Gary Crawford of Center. Vicky & Glenn Jackson of Center and Debra Williams of Center, and one brother, Robbie and Kelie Williams of Center.

Brother in law, Dennis Harvey & wife Jan of Shreveport. Sister in law, Terri Green & husband, Ted of Austin. Sister in law, Glenda Green & husband Lester of Longview. Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Pallbearers: Mark Ivey, Craig Moss, Jimmy Daw, Kevin Sims, Frank Baker,& George Hayward.


Yanca Ginn - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending services for 82 year old, Yanca Ginn, of Shelby County. Arrangements will be announced later.

Among Ms. Ginn’s survivors are four daughters, Carol Carrier and Marie Rizzitano, both of Center, Bonnie Wagner, of Houston, and Martha Smith, of South Carolina, two sons, Anthony Knoppa, of Houston, and James Cleaver, of Kanasas, one sister, Julie, of Colorado, and one brother, Robert McVay, of Center


06/07/06

Lela Mitchell - Lela Mitchell, 92, of Center passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2006. She was born September 15, 1913 in Center, Texas to George Hughes and Nancy Biggers Hughes. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, June 9, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbears will be her grandson.

She is survived by Daughters, Helen Southerland of Joaquin, Louie Don Speedy & husband Richard of Houston, Georgia Bloodgood & husband Harold of Center and Dixie Whiteside & husband Wayland Bacie of Center. 11 Grandchildren. Numerous Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Husband, George W. Mitchell, 2 Grandchildren, 2 Sisters, and 3 Brothers. Visitation will begin at 11 am on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


06/09/06

Vivian Elenor Hancock, 71, of Center passed away Friday, June 9, 2006. She was born March 19, 1934 in DeQuincy, Louisiana to Marcus hanks Wimberly & Dora Settle Wimberly. At Ms. Hancock's request she will be cremated.

She is survived by: Daughter, Deloris Vaughn of Nacogdoches. 5 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren. Sister, Doris Hunter of California and Tommie Hennigan of Idaho. Brother, Bill Wimberly of Idaho. Special friends: Alton Wilkinson & wife Karen of Center. Sister in laws, Eila Manshack of Center, Hazel Brittain of Center and Joyce Noble of Center. Brother in laws Buddy Baggett of Center and Pete Baggett of Nacogdoches.


06/12/06

Wesley “Eddie” Murphree, 47, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006. He was born August 5, 1958 in Center to John David Murphree and Elora Mae Oswalt.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at Newburn Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bob Merriman officiating.

He is survived by: Daughter: Ashley Murphree of Center. Son: Justin Murphree & Sally Simmons of Center. Mother: Elora “Loe” Gafford & husband Burt of Center. Brother: Joel Murphree & wife Dorothy of Shelbyville. Sister: Linda Adams & husband J.T. of Lufkin. Special Nieces: Shelly Grissom & husband Richard. Loris Droll & husband John. Nephew: Nathan Adams & wife Nicole. Great Niece: Nicole Grissom.

Preceded in death by father, J.D. Murphree.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center


Bro. William "Bill" Wiebold - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for Bro. William "Bill" Wiebold. Bro. Wiebold, 80, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006. He was born November 30, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri to William H. Wiebold & Thelma Lucille Thomas Wiebold. Bro. Wiebold preached for 56 years & had a radio ministry for 30 years in Shelby County. He also owned a service station in Center for 22 years & was on the Tenaha School Board for 12 years. He married Betty Jane Ransonette on April 7, 1946. Bro. Wiebold served in the US Navy from 1942-1946.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Walsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Andrew King, Aaron King, Jason Andrus, Darren Andrus, Johnnie Wiebold, Travis Wiebold, Jake Wiebold & William Weeks.

He is survived by: Wife, Betty Wiebold of Tenaha, Daughters, Lynda Andrus of Houston, Cheryl King & husband Aubrey of Tenaha, Tonya Montoya & husband Edward of Wiley. Sons, William "Bill" Wiebold Jr. & wife Sarah of Bellville. Gary "Beaux" Wiebold of Tenaha. Kirk Wiebold & wife Melinda of Nacogdoches and Bryon Wiebold & wife Misty of McKinney.

Grandchildren, April McMath & husband Jeff, Darren Andrus, Jason Andrus, Michelle Andrus, Andrew King, Aaron King, Jessica Wiebold, Johnny Wiebold, Travis Wiebold, Jake Wiebold & Jace Montoya.

Great Grandchildren, Kathleen McMath, Emma Andrus, Riley Andrus & Kendell Andrus.

Preceded in death by parents, William H. Wiebold & Thelma Lucille Thomas Wiebold, Sister, dorothey Cooper.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Monday, June 12, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Jack Hanclee Thomason - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 80 year old, Jack Hancle Thomason, a native of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock at Waltrip Funeral Directors. Interment will be in Woodlawn Garden of Memories. Visitation will be this evening from six until eight o’clock at Waltrip Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossbridge Christian Church or to the Spring Branch Lions Club.

Among Mr. Thomason’s survivors are his wife, Wilma, children, Connie Montgomery, of Katy, Danny Thomason, of Houston, Kirk Thomason, of Montgomery, and Cheryl Fojt, of Houston, and his brother, Richard Thomason.


Melton Jordon - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 87 year old, Melton Jordan, of Carthage.


06/13/06

Loyce Sims - Loyce Baggett Sims, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, June 13, She was born July 23, 1920 in Shelby County, Texas to Robert E. & Eave Akin. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Stephen Harris & Willard Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Baggett, Michael Baggett, Jesse Tarver, Christopher Fletcher, Danny Baggett & Robert Dale Baggett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Parker, Apolinas Arteaga, Miguel Martinez.

Shel is survived by Sons: Charles Baggett of Center, Glenn Baggett & wife Joy of Nacogdoches, Robert Baggett & wife Linda of Nacogdoches. 11 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Preceded in death by; Husband, Curtis Baggett, Husband, Jesse Sims, Daughter, Patricia Fletcher, Grandson, Mitchell Baggett, Great Grandson, Mathew Baggett, and Sisters, Delia Brooks, Oneta Parrish & Bonnie Hale.


06/14/06

Louisa Moore - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 93 year old, Louisa Moore, of East Hamilton. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at four o’clock, at East Hamilton Baptist Church. Interment will be in Burton Field Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Moore’s survivors are two daughters, Queen Garrett and Lou Byndom, both of Center, and seven sons, Carl and Billy Moore, both of Houston, and Mervin, Willie, R. L., Robert, and Zepdee Moore, all of Center.


06/15/06

J. M. Jim Livingston - J. M. “Jim” Livingston, 82, of Center, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 15, 2006. He was born March 23, 1924 in Chireno, Texas to Louis Montgomery Livingston & Della Carven Abbott Livingston. Mr. Livingston was a member of the VFW, having served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, was a farmer & rancher and has lived in Shelby County all of his life.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Don Moore II & Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Livingston, Ronnie Livingston, Craig Livingston, Dewayne Lovell, Bryan Livingston, Jeremy Lynch, Eric Livingston & Ryan Lynch. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jack Smith.

He is survived by: Wife, Dorthy Adell Livingston of Center

Children: James Lynn Livingston & wife Catherine of Center, Richard Livingston & wife Dianne of Center, Debbie Samford, Donna Lynch & husband Jerry of Shelbyville, Chuck Livingston of Lufkin

Grandchildren: Wesley Livingston, Ronnie Livingston & wife Marla, Craig Livingston & wife Sharon, Deanne Sample & husband Jason, Dewayne Lovell, Bryan Livingston, Amy Harris & husband Tommy, Delana Lovell, Jeremy Lynch, Stephanie Livingston, Eric Livingston, Ryan Lynch & Hannah Livingston

Great Grandchildren: Emily Reynolds, Whitney Livingston, Madison Livingston, Amber Emerson, Kaylee Emerson, Ally Livingston, Cash Livingston, Darin Livingston, Taryn Livingston, Gauge Sample, Hunter Sample, Briar Sample, Connor Lovell & Jax Haislip.

Sisters:Olga Adams of Center. Gloria Fay “Sis” Fleming of Conroe. Linda Clifton & husband Sammy of Garrison. Pauline Brittain & husband J.I. of New Mexico. Joy Jones & husband Sammy of Shelbyville. Dianne Jones & husband Mike of Center.

Brothers: Bill Livingston & wife Dora Jean of Center. Sam Livingston & wife Ruth of Appleby.

Brother-in-Law, Coy Bush of Center

Preceded by:
Parents, Louis Montgomery Livingston & Della Carven Livingston
Brothers, Audra Livingston, Aubra Livingston
Sisters, Ima Jean Bush & Pat Schroyer
Grandson, Gregory Scott Livingston
Great Grandson, Tony Dustin Lovell

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, June 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Linda Gay Williams - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 53 year old, Linda Gay Williams, of the East Liberty Community. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at East Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery.

Among Ms. Williams’ survivors are two sons, DeWayne Williams, of Center, and Gary Williams, of Tyler, her mother, Mrs. Etta Mae White, of Center, three sisters, Mae Ella Moore and Mae Alice Walker, both of Center, and Rose McDaniel, of Mansfield, Louisiana, and two brothers, Joe L. White, of Shelbyville, and Charles White, of Center.


Lela Mae Blake - Garner and Sons Mortuary announces services for 87 year old, Lela Mae Blake, of Hemphill. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Macedonia Baptist Church, in Hemphill. Interment will be in the Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) afternoon from two until seven o’clock at Garner and Son Chapel. A Viewing in Hemphill will take place tomorrow from one o’clock until service time at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Among Mrs. Blake’s survivors is one sister, Wiletha Owens of Hemphill.


06/19/06

Bowden V. "Ben""Bo" Nix - 75, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2006 at a Bossier City hospital. He was born September 10, 1930 in Atoka, Oklahoma to Carl Arron Nix and Estella Prator Nix. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Whitton, Willie Holiey, Ike Cummings, Phil Worsham, Todd Clark and Donnie Moody. Honorary Pallbearer will be Orval Barrick.

He is survived by Wife, Lillian Nix of Joaquin. Daughters, Patricia Perrin of Joaquin, Stella Beatriz of Joaquin, and Dorothy Beatriz of Joaquin. Son, Kenneht Nix of Louisiana. 7 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and 5 Stepchildren. Sisters: Bunella Whitmire of Oklahoma, Ruby Stroop of Oklahoma, Royce Geiger of Oklahoma, and Betty Nix of Oklahoma. Brothers, Ray Nix of Oklahoma and Roger Nix of Oklahoma.

Preceded by loving wife, Jessie Nix, mother of his children. Brothers, Arron Nix & Carl Nix.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 20, 2006 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Paul Newman - Memorial services for Paul Newman, of Iowa, and a former Center resident, will be held this Friday, June 23rd at Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa. His body will be cremated, and memorials may be made to Cedar valley Hospice in Waterloo, Iowa.


Lurline LaFitte - Lurline LaFitte, 85, born December 18, 1920 in Shelbyville, Texas to Sam and Ola Davis LaFitte, Sr. passed away Sunday, June 18, 2006 at a local Nursing Home. Lurline is survived by two brothers: Foch LaFitte & wife Dorothy of El Paso, Texas and Harold LaFitte & wife Melba of Austin, Texas. One sister Marjorie LaFitte Fisher of Houston, Texas. One sister in law Gwen LaFitte of Huxley, Texas., 3 nieces, 6 nephews, Cousins and Friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam & Ola LaFitte Sr., two brothers, Rexta LaFitte and Sam LaFitte Jr., one sister Erdell LaFitte Duncan and one niece Ronda Cox.

Lurline was lifelong resident of the Huxley Community. She was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 4 pm until 8 pm Monday at Mangum Funeral Home and Tuesday morning from 9 am until 12 pm . Graveside Service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Wimberly Cemetery with Bro. Jack Forbis and Bro. Grodon Vaughn officiating.


06/20/06

Floyd Jay King - 77, of Center, passed away Monday, June 19, 2006 at a Lufkin Hospital. He was born October 13, 1928 in Palestine, Texas. Mr. King serviced in the United States Air Force.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating.

He is survived by: Nephew, Bill Windham of Center. Great Nieces: Larenda Murphy & family of Nacogdoches and Brenda Smith of Center. Also numerous great nieces & nephews.


06/22/06

Lessie Hughes Eaves, 93, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born June 22, 1913.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Saturday, June 24, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Joe Adkison, Mike Hailo, Carl W. Adkison, Bobby Welch, Paul Deaton & Tommy Hughes. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence Hughes & husband Sam Eaves.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9pm on Friday, June 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. More information to follow.


C.T. Custer - Funeral for C.T. Custer, 79, of Moss Bluff, La., and formerly of Joaquin, will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Lake Charles, with the Rev. Chris Fuselier officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Custer died June 19, 2006, in Lake Charles. Born in Shamrock, Okla., he was the son of Cecil and Bonnie Anderson Custer. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Mobil Oil. He was U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II, and was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, Haslam. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Withers Custer; son, Russell Wade Custer; daughters, Yvette Precht and Missy Guillory; and seven grandchildren. Johnson Funeral Home, Lake Charles, La.


06/23/06

Benjamin Thomas Dixon McClellan - Services celebrating the life of Benjamin Thomas Dixon McClellan, 75, were held on June 20, 2006 at the Rose Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, La. Interment was at the Central Baptist Church Cemetery in Robeline, Louisiana. Officiating was Rev. Al Turner , pastor of First Baptist Church Logansport and Rev. Jack “Bubba” Mills Jr., Asst. Pastor and Minister of Youth of First Baptist. Beginning the services the song “Daddy’s Hands” was performed by granddaughter, Mary McClellan. Before the very moving and heartwarming message, a song that Mr. McClellan heard his mother sing almost endlessly during his childhood and youth, “The Gray Speckled Bird” was sung by Bro. John Neilson. The message closed with the song, “The Dad He Didn't Have To Be".

Preceded in death by his brother, Major McClellan and wives Earlene Kea McClellan and Sandra Baggett McClellan, he left many loved ones behind including wife of 23 years, Barbara Neal McClellan; brother, John L. and wife, Sue McClellan; sister, Rachel and husband, Henry Jones; sons Ricky and wife, Janice McClellan; Tim and wife Cathy McClellan; Bruce and wife Rhonda McClellan; Carey McClellan; Dixon McClellan Jr; James McClain and wife Adonna; Michael McClain and wife Mikie. Daughters are Joyce Ann (McClellan) and husband Lonnie Glaze; Angie (McClain) and husband Tony Parrish ; Selena (McClellan) and husband Mike Weaver; and Claudann (McClellan) and husband Bruce Jones. He was also blessed with 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Born in New Edenburg, Arkansas on September 21, 1930 to the late Jewel McClellan and Arah Gray McClellan, Dick spent his younger working years doing various jobs and on the weekends to travel to rodeo arenas taking a chance on riding or roping anything he could. Being well known as a cutting horse trainer, he and his young family spent several years on a ranch in Arkansas as a trainer.

In the 60’s his profession changed to construction and once more his dare devil attitude took him to places he had only dreamed of. His traveling days ended in Logansport, Louisiana when Georgia Pacific was being built. Falling in love with the beautiful countryside and the Sabine he retired from Louisiana Pacific. After a couple of months he realized that he had worked too long to quit now so found employment at Kirkland Enterprises in Joaquin, TX. There he was know by all the “girls” as
“Mr. D.” and was loved by all of them.

From there he went to the Logansport Dump Site and spent the last five years of his life enjoying the company of others. Dick, or “Mr. Dick” as known by many, never met a person that he didn’t talk to and he loved to talk. Having many years of very interesting stories about his travels while working, family and life in general, he could talk for
hours.

Always wanting to do a job right he sometimes made people mad because he would tell them where to put their trash. But, that was the way he was and rarely backed down. He was a hard worker, doing nothing half way, and taught his own children this very important trait.

He was a man that loved his family with all of his heart. And accepted each of them as the unique individuals they were. His heart was as big as he was, always willing to help a friend, family member or even a stranger. His pockets were deep when a grandchild was around and they knew how to play him for a sucker. Having a very large blended family he treated each child equally, scolding when necessary and praising more
often than necessary.

This man was a very independent person and rarely asked for help because he didn’t want to impose himself on anyone. He was that way even to the very end. His loved ones know that he is know enjoying life everlasting, saying “Hi there” to everyone that comes through those pearly white gates.

Pallbearers were Michael Deutsch, Robbie Gurley, Todd Kreamer, Major (Boo) McClellan, Dwayne Mitchell and Jay Smallwood

Honorary Pall bearers were: John Walton & Odell Jackson

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Heart Association or The First Baptist Church Logansport “84” Youth Building Fund.


Max Menefee - 84, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born October 30, 1921 in Tenaha, Texas to Ralph Menefee & Fannie Mettaeur Menefee. He served in the US Navy during World War II and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha, Texas with Rev. James Knight & Rev. Jim Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Greg Covington, John Lewis, Kip Menefee, Jesse Christian, Chad Menefee & Bob Parker.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Bill Ginn, John Mettauer & Randall Parker.

He is survived by: Wife: Charlcye Menefee of Tenaha. Sons: Leland Menefee & wife Peggy of Mt. Pleasant. Joe Menefee & fiancé Donna McBride of Mt. Pleasant and Mitch Menefee & wife Shannon of Tenaha.

Daughter: Melissa Covington & husband James Paul of Nacogdoches.
11 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-Law: Vivian Menefee

Visitation will be Friday, June 23, 2006 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


Ola Mae Hendricks - Ola Mae Hendricks, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006. She was born January 5, 1921 in Shelby County, Texas to William N. Crawford and Lola Thornton Crawford.

Graveside services will be held at 4:30 pm on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at White Rock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Dane Samford, Chris Walker, Cody Beckham, Nick Walker, Kenny Walker, Jeremy Samford & Jacob Lamb.

She is survived by: Son: Jerry L. Hendricks & wife Eula of Magnolia.
Daughter: LaNell Beckham & husband Butch of Timpson
Sister: Verlene King of Houston
Grandchildren: Jerry Dane Samford, Shawna Walker, Cody Beckham, Toska Vaughn & Walter Lee Hendricks. 15 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by husband, Travis & Son, Walter Glenn

Visitation will be Saturday, June 24, 2006 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


06/24/06

Lois Lenore McCollum - 85, of Center passed away Friday, June 23, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. Funeral Mass will be 8 am Monday, June 26, 2006 at St. Therese Catholic Church Center, Texas with Father Jones Jayaraj officiating. Burial will be Tuesday at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Albuquerque. NM.

Visitation will be Sunday June 25, 2006 starting at 10 am at Mangum Funeral Home with the Rosary to begin at 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born August 5, 1920 in Kansas City to parents Sterling A. & Mary E. (Ryan) McCollum, Sr. She was an Executive Secretary for the Secretary for the Department of Defnse.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Sterling A. McCollum Jr. and Dale E. McCollum, one sister Shirley R. McCollum Smith.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Louise McCollum of Huxley and Pat Snider & husband M.C. "Joe" of Huxley and 16 Nieces and Nephews.

Services are under the directions of Mangum Funeral Home


06/26/06

Luriene Gunter Oates - 77, of LaPorte, passed away Monday, June 26, 2006. She was born November 10, 1928 in Joaquin, Texas to R.L. Gunter and Lula Blanche Priester Gunter. She was a homemaker, mother & grandmother.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 2, 2006 at Willow Grove Church in Joaquin with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Q. Oates, Jeffrey Whitney, Ray Castro, Stephen Mills, Mark Mills & John Mills.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Albert Gunter & Mike Gunter

She is survived by:
Daughters: Cynthia Peters & husband David of LaPorte and Nelda Mills & husband Robert of Pasadena. Son: John Fischer Oates & wife Melinda of LaPorte.
Grandchildren: Shana Velez & husband Frank, Amanda Lambert & husband Norman,
John Mills & wife Brenda, Stephen Mills & Steve Brownlow, Jeffrey Whitney, Jessica Castro & husband Ray and John Q. Oates & wife Hyeki. Great Grandchildren: Alex Velez, Jacob Velez, Jonathan Mills, Bradley Mills, Brendon Mills, Dylan Mills, Emily Castro, Matthew Castro, Tyler Whitney, Elias Whitney, Isiah Whitney, Meagan Lambert, Megan Finck, Jordan Finck & Jonah Lambert.

Preceded by husband, John Calvin Oates

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05/01/06

Tommy Ray Byrd - Tommy Ray Byrd, 47, of Joaquin passed away Monday, May 01, 2006 at his home. Services will be 11 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Sam Glover officiating, burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 23, 1958 in Dallas, Texas to birth parents Ernest & Maudine (Moore) Byrd, Adoptive parents, William Henry & Jessie Lorene (Settles)Byrd.

He was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by: Wife, Patricia Byrd of Joaquin, Daughter, Crystal Alexander & husband, Jonathan of Stephenville and Daughter, Jessica Byrd of Joaquin. Mother in law, Frances Byrd of Joaquin, Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Friends.

Pallbearers: Brandon Byrd, Dustin Byrd, Chester Byrd, Roy Byrd Jr, Cory Byrd & Ray Wright.


05/02/06

Jack Benny Jackson - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 68 year old, Jack Benny Jackson, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Mount Zion C-M-E. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Mr. Jackson’s survivors are his mother, Elsie Jackson, of Galveston, one son, Craig Garrett, of Center, three sisters, Gail Senegal, of Houston, and Cynthia Hughes and Ann Jackson, both of Galveston, and two brothers, Weston Jackson, Junior, of Galveston, and Johnny Jackson, of Humble


05/03/06

Ima Jean Parks - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 68 year old, Ima Jean Parks, of Center. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at four o’clock, at Spann’s Chapel. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Ms. Parks’ survivors are her husband, Jimmie Parks, of Center, five children, Charles Parks, Shelby Tyre, Susan Windham, Rose Ramirez, and Lance Parks, all of Center, and one brother, Joe Spann, of Cleveland.

Burnard Watson - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending services for 92 year old, Burnard Watson, of San Augustine.

Among Mr. Watson’s survivors are two sons, Elwin Watson, of Jasper, and Johnny Watson, of San Augustine.


05/05/06

Gladys Schillings - 86, of Center, passed away Friday, May 5, 2006. Ms. Schillings was born March 24, 1920 in Hemphill, Texas to Vestal Metcalf and Mertie Burgess Metcalf. She was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. James Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Scarborough, Danny Scarborough, Michael Warren, Larry Warren, Larry Chandler, Mark Kenderdine, Tommy Alford and M.C. Metcalf.

She is survived by: Son: Roy Weeks & wife Faye of Center. Daughter: Carolyn Jackson & husband O’Neal of Shelbyville. Stepdaughter: Frances Fountain of Lufkin.

Grandchildren: Joseph Schillings of Center, Anthony Schillings of Shelbyville, Raul Schillings of Center, Dena Weeks of Lufkin, Jason Weeks of Clear Lake, Tammy Weeks of Lufkin, Lisa Weeks of Lufkin, William Weeks of Center, Emral Weeks of Center.

Seven Great Grandchildren

Sister: Ruth Scarborough and husband Jeff of Huxley

Preceded in death by Parents & Brother, Clarence Metcalf

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center


05/08/06

Dean New - Mangum Funeral Home announces graveside services for Dean New, of Crosby. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Border’s Cemetery. Among Mr. New’s survivors is his wife, Sherell Sanford New.


George Lee "Nick" Ratcliff - McCoy Funeral Home in Houston announces services for 67 year old, George Lee “Nick” Ratcliff, formerly of Center. Services will be this Saturday in Houston, and interment will be in Houston. Among Mr. Ratcliff’s local survivors are Mary Lister and Frances Netherly


05/09/06

Shirley Ann Nethery - Services for Shirley Ann Nethery, age 61, of Center will be held 11 am Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Kenneth West & Bob McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She died Monday, May 8, 2006. She was born August 7, 1944 in Shelby County, Texas to Ernest Warr and Liddle Luman Warr.

Survivors include: Husband, Dr. J.N. Nethery of Center, Sons, Michael Neal Nethery of Center & Patrick Neal Nethery of Center. Sister, Ruby Smith & husband Ray of Center. Special Nephew, Rodger McLane & wife Brenda of Carthage. Special Great Nieces, Brandi, Kelly & husband Shane of Carthage & Laci Fenson & husband Brent of Carthage. Special Great Nephew, Rodger Glen McLane of Carthage. Special Great Great Niece, Alyssa Fenson of Carthage. Special Cousin, Kendra Warr Hilton. Also a host of loving friends.

Preceded in death by: Partents, Ernest Warr & Liddie Luman Warr & 5 brothers, Velt Warr, E.C. Warr, L.C. Warr, Bobby Ray Warr & Freddie Warr.

She was a Charter Member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bobby McCauley, Delton Pate, Matt Nethery, Bill Hughes, Gary McDonald, Bobby Watson, Royce Warr & Jerryl Adams.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Malcom Weaver, Billy McClelland, Rudy Robancho, Eddie Toole, Oran Warr, Dale Warr, Doyle Luman, Earl McSwain, Paul Ross, Kenneth Hughes, Billy Don Hughes, Maxie Eaves, Curtis Eaves, Tom Kimbro, Charlie Perry, Ric Lee, Bill Fenton, Billy Rodgers, K.P. Bradshaw & Noah Gene Warr.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/10/06

Temple Williams - Radar Funeral Home in Longview announces services for 78 year old, Temple Williams, of Longview and formerly of Center. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Radar Funeral Home in Longview.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his wife, Betty, of Longview, two sons, Greg and Bob-Walter Williams, both of Longview, three brothers, Buck Williams, of Center, Banks Williams, of the Woodlands, and Lowell Williams, of Longview, and two sisters, Bobbie, of Missouri, and Navesti, of Logansport.


Lou Ellen Allen
Lou Ella "Lulu" Allen - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 48 year old, Lou Ellen Allen, of Center. Services will be this Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.

Among Ms. Allen’s survivors are four brothers, Raymond Allen, Junior, of Missouri City, Carlos and Kenneth Allen, of Center, and Johnny Allen, of Minnesota, and three sisters, Gwendolyn Allen and Delores Johnson, of Center, and Brenda Allen, of Grand Prairie.


05/11/06

Evelia McSwain - 78, passed away May 11, 2006 at her home in Center. She was born July 4, 1927 in Center, Texas to Willie Johnson & Mary Brown Johnson. Mrs. McSwain loved nature and the outdoors, with a special fondness for birds, animals and plants. She and her husband operated Earl's Nursery for 18 years. She loved to travel and spent many hours on the road. Mrs. McSwain cared deeply for her family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Eddie Mahan officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Sam Mahan, K.P. William, Royce Lynn Johnson, Robert McSwain, Glynn McSwain and Bryan McSwain.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Bradshaw, Wayne Bittick, Bobby Holloway & Mike Walker.

She is survived by her loving husband, Earl McSwain. They would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on October 27th. Other survivors are her devoted granddaughters Betty Jo Inman of Arizona and Dawna Jo Inman of Dallas, Brother Leroy Johnson and wife Betty of Kansas, sister Odell Strahan of Center and special niece Bonnie Nash of Center.

She also leaves behind numerous extended family members and acquaintances with fond memories of her hospitality and generosity.

She was preceded in death by her parents Willie Johnson & Mary Brown Johnson, her son Bobby Joe Inman and brothers Weizie, Eldridge and James Ray Johnson.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday, May 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Bruce Earl Edwards - Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 43 year old, Bruce Earl Edwards, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at three o’clock, at Greer Street Church of Christ. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Friday) evening from 7:30 until 8:30 at Hick’s Chapel.

Among Mr. Edwards’ survivors are his parents, Ester Earl “Q.T.” and Pauline Edwards, one son, Anthony Edwards, of Center, one daughter, Tasha Edwards, of Mansfield Louisiana, and three sisters, Pamalyine Young, of Houston, Brenda Woodard, of Dallas, and Nicole Akil, of Houston


05/12/06

Mr. E. Robert Whitt, Jr.
Mr. E. Robert Whitt, Jr., 63, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at his residence in Joaquin, TX. He was born November 16, 1942 in Shreveport, LA to the late Ellis Robert Whitt, Sr. and Florence Ellen (Osborne) Whitt.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Southside Chapel, Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Masonic Rites. Officiating will be E. Ky Faciane of First Baptist Church of Bossier. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery, Meriwether Road.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Friday, May 12, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Whitt proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #362.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Chuck Williams and his niece, Kari Powell.

Mr. Whitt is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Williams Whitt; his son, Jeffrey Robert Whitt; his daughter, Kimberly Elaine Sherwood and husband, John; his sisters, Eleanor Jean Miguez, and Janet Carol Timmons; his grandchildren, Michelle and Haley Whitt, and Jennifer Sherwood; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Southside Chapel, 687-1256


Teresa Louise Scott Perry - Jenkins Funeral Home, in Mansfield, Louisiana, announces services for 28 year old, Teresa Louise Scott Perry, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Old Mary Magdalene Baptist Church, in Harmon, Louisiana. Interment will be in Old Mary Magdalene Cemetery.

Ms. Perry is the sister of Amanda Benton.


05/17/06

Joyce Ann Cunningham - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, Joyce Ann Cunningham, of Huxley. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Brookside Cemetery, in Houston. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Mangum’s. The family requests that donations be made to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Research Foundation get further details on making a donation by calling 1-888-888-3317.

Among Mrs. Cunningham’s survivors are her husband, Jim Cunningham, of Huxley, one daughter, Brenda Alford, of Center, her mother, Inez Scott, of Humble, one sister, Louise Gage, of Humble, and one brother, James Scott, of Humble.


Shawna Pierce - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 33 year old, Shawna Pierce, of Palestine and formerly of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lowe Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Pierce’s survivors are her husband, Russell Pierce, of Jewett, one daughter, Candy Lowe, of Broaddus, one son, Conner Pierce, of Jewett, her father, Vernon Ray Hightower, of Broaddus, her mother and step-father, Becky Hightower Whaley and husband Dan, of Tyler, one sister, Sherry Terry, of Marque, and one brother, James Ray Hightower, of Tyler.


05/18/06

Skylar Shea Williams - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for Skylar Shea Williams, infant daughter of Stephen & Tanya Williams of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas with Tim Perkins officiating.

She is survived by Parents: Stephen & Tanya Williams of Center, Maternal Grandmother, Jane Cooper of Center, Paternal Grandparents, Jay & Daree Williams of San Benitia, Paternal Great Grandmother Norvell Holt of Center. Also numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Preceded in death by: Maternal Grandfather, Bill Cooper. Paternal Great Grandfather, Ira Holt, Paternal Great Grandfather, A.J. Williams.


Vance Alvin “Brother Boy” Curtis - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Vance Alvin “Brother Boy” Curtis, of Center. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at West Hamilton Cemetery, in Shelbyville. Visitation is ongoing at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Curtis’ survivors are his wife, Roxie Ann Curtis, of Center, three daughters, Freda Gandy and Rose Blackmond, both of Houston, and Tenia Stanford, of Center, and two step-sons, Edward Moorman and Jimmy Smith, both of Center.


05/20/06

Charles Eric Jones - Charles Eric Jones, age 29, of Center, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006. He was born June 27, 1976 in Carthage to C.W. Jones and Kathryn Louise Clark Jones. Mr. Jones worked as a security guard for the Sand Hill Foundation.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, May 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Alfredo Villarreal, Gary Sparrow, Alton Clark, Chad Adams, Douglas Bragg and Bruce Windham. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Clark.

Survivors Include: Wife, Dianna Jones of Center. Daughter, Adreana Jones of Center. Mother, Louise Clark of Carthage. Father, C.W. Jones and wife Wanda of Beckville. Sister, Kelly Jones of Carthage. Preceded in death by Grandmother, Grace Biggers.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, May 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Lewis Bowden Hughes - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 80 year old, Lewis Bowden Hughes, of Timpson. Graveside services will be this (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson.

Among Mr. Hughes’ survivors are one son, Edgar Ell Hughes, of Carthage, one daughter, Ann Akers, of Houston, one brother, Charles Hughes, of Center, and one sister, Margie Baker, of Houston.


Anita Kay Riddle Garrison - Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 59 year old, Anita Kay Riddle Garrison, of Timpson. Funeral services will be held a later date in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Among Mrs. Garrison’s survivors are her husband, Roy Garrison, Junior, of Timpson, her parents, Harold and Dorothy Riddle, and two stepsons, David Garrison, of Timpson, and Wayne Garrison, of Houston.


Bill G. Ramsey - Billy G. Ramsey, age 79, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center.

Funeral services will be 10 am Monday, May 22, 2006, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lawrence Thompson & Bro. Sam Glover officiating and burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 2 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. He was born September 13, 1926 in Joaquin to parents, Edward Lewis Ramsey & Euna Finklea Ramsey. He is preceded in death by his, Parents: Edward & Euna Ramsey, Brothers: Edward Lewis Ramsey II & William Alan Ramsey, Sisters: Pauline Gibbs, Jeanette Carriker & Mary Martin.

He is survived by Wife: Mildred Ramsey of Joaquin. Children: Almagene Sheffield of Porter, Rodney Ramsey of Old River, Billy Ramsey of Alvin. Grandchildren: Janie Lanham, John Salter, Mindy Salter, Alesia Ramsey, Dustin Ramsey, Colton Ramsey, Justin Ramsey, Amber Goodwin & Kelly Ramsey. Great Grandchild: Olivia Ramsey.


05/22/06

Irene Dearing - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for Irene Dearing, of Webster. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, New Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Monday) evening at Mangum Funeral Home.


Iva Dell Eddins - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 87 year old, Iva Dell Eddins, of Center. Iva Dell Eddins passed away Sunday, May 21, 2006 in Nacogdoches. She was born March 8, 1919 in Center to Ross Graves and Lou Emanis Graves. Ms. Eddins was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Services will be Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Dr. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the New Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Heath Harbison, Glenn Johnson, Danny Lawerence, Mike Nichols, Glen Cordray, Johnny Covington, Jason Covington and Jason Smith.

Visitation will be today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Among Ms. Eddins’ survivors are her son, Mike Hughes and wife Amanda, of Center. Grandson: Nick Hughes, of Center. Grandson: Kenneth Eddins & wife Amy of Carthage, Missouri. Granddaughter: Ally Hughes of Center. Great Grandchildren: Livi Eddins & Amanda Eddins of Carthage, Missouri. Brother, Fairy Graves and wife Geneva of Center. Sister, Lucy Hutton, of Center. Sister in law: Faye Graves of Center & Frances Graves of Timpson. Special Friend: Robert Creech of Center.

Preceded in death by: Husband Reggie Eddins, Children: Ronald Wayne Eddins, R.L. Eddins and Irene Nichols. Brothers: Ross Graves Jr., Larry Graves and Mahon Graves. Sisters: Ann Sherman, Willie Mae Fancher and Katie Bell Bridges.


Vernon Jacobs - Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 66 year old, Vernon Jacobs, of Odessa

Among Mr. Jacobs’ survivors are his wife, Mary Jacobs, eight children, and his brother, Roy Jacobs, of Center.


Antonio Woodrow Homan - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announce pending services for 31 year old, Antonio Woodrow Holman, of Houston


05/25/06

Erica Pearl Roberts - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 89 year old, Erica Pearl Roberts, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, in Timpson. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery. The body will lie in state Saturday morning from 10 until 11 o’clock. Among Ms. Roberts survivors are one brother, Henry Lee Roberts, of Houston.


05/26/06

Charles Yarbrough - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Charles Yarbrough, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at First Baptist Church in Timpson. Military graveside services will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from six until nine o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Yarbrough’s survivors are his wife, Peggy Yarbrough, of Timpson, one daughter, Teresa Brown, of Rowlett, one sister, Retha Mize, of Tenaha, and three brothers, Drennon Yarbrough, of Hemphill, and Rogers and Joe Yarbrough, both of Center.


Charles Richard "Bub" McLeroy - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 80 year old, Charles Richard “Bub” McLeroy, of Center and formerly of Gary. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning from nine until 11 o’clock.

Among Mr. McLeroy’s survivors are two brothers-in-law, W. C. Brister, of Deer Park, and J. L. Crain, of Gary.


05/31/06

Wylma Maurine Franks-Lilly - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Wylma Maurine Franks-Lilly, of the Stockman Community. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Stockman United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Mrs. Lilly’s survivors are her daughter, Glenda Beth Lester, of Scottsville, and her daughter-in-law, Wanda Lilly, of Alabama.

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04/02/06

Constance Mary (Connie) Weaver - 87, of Center, passed away Friday, March 31, 2006. She was born January 24, 1919 in Liverpool England to Algemon Stanley and Constance Mary Cavenoish. Ms. Weaver was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, April 3, 2006 at the First Christain Church in Center with Rev. Steve Scott and Rev. Carolyn Davis officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Bob Havran, Blake Havran, Barrett Havran, Trey Crain, Luke Motley, Mike Bird, Neilson Davis & Jim Donnon.

Honorary Pallbearers will be W.I. Davis, Patrick Nethery, Joe West, Pam Phelps, & Pat Tucker.

Survivors Include: Husband: Malcolm Weaver of Center, Daughter: Mary Weaver Crain and husband Tom of Corpus Christi. Son: Mark Weaver and wife Mary Jean of Wooland Park, Co. 6 Grandchildren: Allison Crain, Shannon Crain, Trey Crain, Travis Weaver, Meagan Weaver, & John Mark Weaver. Sister in law: Joy Weaver of Center. Many other kinsman in England and Northern Ireland.


04/03/06

Russell Charles "R.C." Scott - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 82 year old, Russell Charles “R. C.” Scott, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Antioch Cemetery, in San Augustine.

Among Mr. Scott’s survivors are his wife, Thelma Scott, of San Augustine County, and four daughters, Linda Lane, of Missouri, Angela Neff, of Indiana, Mary Rushing, of Deridder, Louisiana, and Rhonda Barlow, of Center.

George W. Ihlo - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, George W. Ihlo, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Military Graveside services will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation is this (Monday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Ihlo’s survivors are his wife, Margaret Ihlo, of Center, two daughters, Jen Ihlo, of Virginia, and Meg Heffernan, of Houston, and one son, Billy Ihlo, of Center.


Ima Duncan Furlow - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for Ima Furlow, 87, of Joaquin. Ima Furlow passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport. Services will be Tuesday, April 4th, at 2:30 p.m., at Mangum Chapel with Bro. Mike Fodge & Bro. R. B. Elumbaugh officating, Interment will be in Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday.
She was born October 13, 1918 in Shelbyville to J.J. & Lona Youngblood Duncan.
She is preceded in death by Parents: J.J. Duncan & Lona Youngblood Duncan, and 5 Brothers.

Among Mrs. Furlow’s survivors are her husband of 59 years, Ed Furlow, of Joaquin, one son, Morris Brown and wife Sally, of Joaquin, and two daughters, Beth Brown Lee & husband Harold of Lake Conroe, and Carla Adkison & husband David , of Shreveport. Special Nephew: Dan L. Duncan & wife, Jan of Houston, Grandchildren: Cheryl Clemons, Billy Watson, Tim Brown, Shannon Wheless, Douglas King Jr., Casey Adkison and Shane Adkison. 11 Great Great Grandchildren, Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends.

Pallbearers: Larry Furlow, Harry Furlow, Lennis Holt, Tom Permenter, Wendell Coker, Doug King Jr. Honorary Pallbearers: James Dickerson, Randy Garrett, Glen Settles, Tommy Lilly, Clifford Hamilton.


04/04/06

Billie Ruth - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 65 year old, Billie Ruth, of Center.


04/12/06

Curtis Darwin "Dick" Taylor - Curtis Darwin "Dick" Taylor, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2006 in a Longview hospital. He was born November 29, 1946 in Cleveland, Texas to J.C. Taylor & Doris Oakley Taylor. He was a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 14, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Charles Ray Parker, Pete Parker, Johnny Ray Briggs, Earl McGee & Danny Goodwin.

He is survived by: Wife, Paulette Taylor of Joaquin, Daughter, Angela Bryce of Joaquin, Son in law, Sam Bryce of Timpson, Grandson, Colton Bryce of Joaquin, Sister, Sue McKnight of Joaquin, Nephew Jarrett McKnight of Joaquin and Niece, Kim Hutto of Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Johnny Carlton Cole - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 68 year old, Johnny Carlton Cole, of Timpson, and formerly of Mount Enterprise. Graveside services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 10:30, at County Line Cemetery, in Rusk County.

Among Mr. Cole’s survivors are his wife, Betty Ann Cole, of Timpson, one son, Carlton Cole, of Shelbyville, two daughters, Denise Selman, of LaPorte, and Jeana Gaston, of Henderson, two brothers, Wache Cole, of Houston, and W. C. Cole, of Clarksville, and two sisters, Lou Nell Thompson, of Magnolia, and Nita Johnson, of Conroe.

C.D. Cartwright - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 88 year old, C. D. Cartwright, of the New Harmony Community. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Triumph First Pentecostal Church in New Harmony. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.

Among Mr. Cartwright’s survivors are one son, Billy Earl Cartwright, of Center, and four daughters, Lola B. Phillips, Jessie Bolton, and Gwendolyn Singh, all three of Center, and Vera Nell Brown, of Nacogdoches.


04/14/06

Fred Sawyer - Memorial services for 75 year old, Fred Sawyer, of Farmers Branch, will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Ridgeview Presbyterian Church, in Farmers Branch. Memorial donations may be made to Senior Adult Services, 1111 West Beltline Road, Suite 110, Carrollton, Texas 75006 or to North Dallas Shared Ministries, 2875 Merrell, Dallas, Texas 75229.

Among Mr. Sawyer’s survivors are his wife, Jeanne, of Farmers Branch, two sons Jim Sawyer, of Center, and Bob sawyer, of Utah, and one daughter, Nancy Fox, of Shelbyville.


Terry Wilson - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 49 year old, Terry Wilson, of Center.


Titus Mclendon - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 86 year old, Titus Mclendon, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at First Assembly of God Church in Timpson. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Among Mr. Mclendon’s survivors are four daughters, Dinah Haffert, of Garrison, Tersa Lane, of Nacogdoches, Claudia Robertson, of Garrison, and Debra Harris, of Garland, and two sisters, Inez Yarbrough, of Tyler, and Beatrice Collins, of Corzonta.


04/15/06

Brian Daniel McDonough - Graveside service for Brian Daniel McDonough, 22, of Carthage will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, with the Rev. Ferrell Russell officiating. McDonough died April 13, 2006, in Carthage. Born June 30, 1983, in Fort Worth, he was the son of Dr. Fred C. and Terrilynn James McDonough. He was a student at Panola Junior College, Carthage. In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Megan Brooke McDonough of Lubbock; and grandparents, Reba James of Center and Joe and Blossom McDonough of Brady. Mangum Funeral Home, Center.


04/18/06

Bevie Kent Bowlin - 59, of Timpson, passed away April 17, 2006 in Timpson, Texas. He was born August 30, 1946 in Center, Texas to Bevie Lee and Mabel Lee (Horton) Bowlin. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from 5 till 7 pm. Services will be at 2 pm, Thursday April 20, 2006 at Tennessee Presbyterian Church in Timpson with Rev. Sammy Edlredge, Pastor of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Music by Sherri Strahan. Interment will be at Tennessee Cemetery in Timpson. Mr. Bowlin was a machinist and mechanic. Also a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Marines, Member of International Machinist Local, Texas Carpenters & Millwright Local & NRA.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include: Wife, Linda Thomas Bowlin of Timpson, Texas, Daughter, Katie Standfield and husband Donny of Katy, Texas, Sister, Danna Hasley and husband Mike of Nacogdoches, Texas, Stepsons, Darrell Sadler and wife Stephanie of Groves, Texas, Carl Sadler of Mauriceville, Texas and Grandchildren, Kayleigh Sadler and Brian Sadler. Services under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson,Texas.

Oneita Stilley - formerly of Timpson, passed away Tuesday April 18, 2006 in Garrison, Texas. Oneita Stilley, 93, was born June 01, 1912 in Brockfield Texas. Her parents were Arthur Eugena and Pallie Frances (McLeroy) Hunt.Graveside Services will be 3 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson with Rev. Hollie Bass, Pastor of Old Home Missionary baptist Church in Joaquin, officiating. Music will be by Mary Katherine Stilley Bass. Interment in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Oneita Stilley's was a store clerk for Amos Foods and Mack's 5 & 10 in Timpson. Also was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. A devoted wife, loving mother, devout Christian who was quick to aid others. She is preceded in death by parents, husband William Hoyt Stilley, daughter Sue Stilley Amos, sister Bess McIntyre, and brother Billy Eugene Hunt.

Survivors include: Son-in-law, paul Wendell Amos of Tomball, Texas, Grandchildren, Phillip Micheal Amos and wife Lisa of Tomball, Texas and paula Ann Amos of Pasadena, Texas. Great Granddaughters, Lindsey and Leslie Amos.

Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


04/19/06

Donna "Donnie" Warr - Mangum Funeral Home announced services for Donna "Donnie" Warr, 87, of Center, Texas (Mt. Herman Community) passed away, Monday, April 17, 2006 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday, April 30, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R.B. Ellumbaugh, Bro. Bobby Warr & Bro. Steve Harris officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 22, 1918 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Phillip & Tempie (Stephens) Koonce. She was a member of the Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church, she was a 50 year and Lifetime member of the Center Chapter #348 Order of the Eastern Star, she was a homemaker as well as an avid antique dealer.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Phillip & Tempie (Stephens) Koonce, Husband: Lofton Warr, Son: James "Jamie" Warr, infant Daughter, and sister Christine Barbee.

She is survived by Son: Delano Warr and wife Sandra of Center, Sister: Eldora Holt of Center, Granddaughter: Kerri Wiggins and husband Darren of Center, Grandson:Matt Warr and wife Elizabeth of Flagstaff, Arizonia, Great Grandsons: Jesse & Jared Wiggins of Center, Step Grandchildren: Wesley, Nathan & John Thompson & Charla Turner. Step Great Grandchildren: Rachel, Anthony & Danny Thompson, Jeremy & Jax Turner. Number of Special Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends.

Pallbearers: Jerryl Adams, Claud Lucas, Richard Epps, Tim Badders, Brent Warr & Jeff Warr.
Honorary Pallbearers: R.E. Barbee, Steve Stephens, Wesley Warr, Phillip Holt, Marcus Wilson and Dan Cook.

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


Ora Lee White - East Gate Funeral Home of Garland announced services for Ora Lee White. She is survived by sister Ella Ware and husband Tommy of Center.

Mary Henry - Jones Funeral Home of Commerce, Texas announced Mary Henry, 56, of Commerce services will be Saturday morning at 11:30 in Commerce. Mrs. Henry is the sister of Gretchen McNealy of Center.


Elzie R. Bogue - Mangum Funeral Home announced services pending for Elzie R. Bogue of Tenaha who died on Wednesday, April 19, at Shelby Regional.


04/20/06

Hester Mae Blackwell - Watson & Sons Funeral Home announced Hester Mae Blackwell, 73, of Stockman, went to be with her Lord on April 20, 2006. She was born May 20, 1932 in Stockman to Jim Haywood & Stella Adkinson Haywood. Mrs. Blackwell was a homemaker and loving mother that loved to sew and fish. She was a member of Assembley of God Church. As a young woman she moved to Houston, then back to Stockman to raise her children. Her loving smile and bright eyes will be sorely missed and she will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Tracy Wright and Bro. David Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Backwell, Sr., Mark Blackwell, Sr., Will Blackwell, Lucas Blackwell, Keith Blackwell Jr., Justin Blackwell, Sr.,and Jeffrey Blackwell.

She is survived by Husband: Earl Blackwell. Children: Mark Blackwell & Robin Short. Kenneth Blackwell & wife Renee, Keith Blackwell & wife Angela and Louise Teets & husband Billy. 14 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, Also a number of nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by Parents: Jim & Stelia Haywood, Sisters Ardell Bardwell and Lorene Haywood.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Friday, April 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


04/24/06

Glenda Killen - Glenda Killen, 59, of the McClelland Community, passed away Monday, April 24, 2006. She was born July 11, 1946 in Shelby County, Texas to George F. Killen, Jr. and Mary Lee Lovell Killen. She was a member of the Dreka Pentecostal Church.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at McClelland Cemetery with Bro. Larry Dean & Rev. Kerry Green officiating.

She is survived by: Mother: Mary Lee Killen of Shelbyville, Sisters: Selma Bush & husband Joe of Shelbyville and Jerrie Killen of Shelbyville. Brother: Charles Killen of Shelbyville. Nephew: Steve Bush & wife Tanya of Shelbyville and Cheryl Kaul & husband Ralf of San Marcos.

Preceded in death by Father: George F. Killen, Jr. and Sister: Linda Killen.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Connon Doyle Warr - Doyle Warr, 92, of Center, passed away Monday, April 24, 2006. He was born September 9, 1913 in Shelby County, Texas to William R. Warr & Minnie Fitts Warr. Mr. Warr served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Center for 50 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith & Rev. Eddie Mahan officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Randy Warr, Matthew Warr, Rodney Warr, Tyson Johnson, Roger Sowell, Brett Wagnon and Don Still.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by: Sons: Zack Warr & wife Gayle or Center, Gregg Warr & Mary of Pottsboro

8 Grandchildren:Rodney Warr & wife Eileen, Rhonda Wagnon & husband Brett Matthew Warr, Randy Warr, Nicole Warr, Joe Leggett & wife Jeanette, Tim Leggett & wife Jennifer, Kimberly Housely & husband Theran.

9 Great Grandchildren,Sister-in-Law: Mary McSwain of Center, Brother-in-Law: Rayford Green of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by wife, Lynne Warr

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center.


Edwin Brown Booth - Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 94 year old, Edwin Brown Booth, of Timpson. His body has been cremated. No definite services have been planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Fannie Brown Booth Library, which is named for Mr. Booth’s mother, or to the Hospice of Deep East Texas.

Among Mr. Booth’s survivors are two sons, Thomas Brown Booth, of New York, and Edwin Fulton Booth, of Crosby, and two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Bouchard, of Illinois, and Margarett Ann Booth, of Horseshoe Bay.


Henry Maurice "Paul" Nettles - Services were held yesterday (Sunday) for 97 year old, Henry Maurice “Paul” Nettles, of Timpson.

Among Mr. Nettles’ survivors is his son, Harvey Albert Tipton, of Timpson.


Frances Nelson Fox - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Frances Nelson Fox, of San Antonio. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson.

Among Ms. Fox’s survivors is a brother, Joe Bill Nelson, of Timpson.


04/25/06

Ms. Dean Chapman - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 82 year old, Ms. Dean Chapman, of Eastland. Services will be this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:30, at Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Shady Grove Cemetery, in Center. Visitation is tomorrow (Wednesday) morning beginning at 9:30 at Mangum Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Eastland First Baptist Church Building Fund or to Eastland Memorial Library.

Among Ms. Chapman’s survivors are one son, Paul Chapman, of Longview, one daughter, Evelyn Grace, of Rhome, Texas, and one brother, Denard Ramsey, of Timpson.


Artie B. Furlow Alford - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 82 year old, Artie B. Furlow Alford, of Huxley. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery, in Huxley. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Ms. Alford’s survivors are one daughter, Shirley Fincher, of Huxley, and one brother, Larkin Miller, of Austin.


04/26/06

Rena Cassell Duncan - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Rena Cassell Duncan, of Bridgeport. Graveside services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Wimberly Cemetery, in Huxley. Among Ms. Duncan’s local survivors is her sister-in-law, Johnnie Cassell, of Huxley.


Elmer C. Randle - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 90 year old, Elmer C. Randle, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Mount Zion Baptist Church in San Augustine. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until six p.m. at Garner Chapel. There will be a final viewing beginning at noon on Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Among Mr. Randle’s survivors are his wife, Lennie L. Randle, of San Augustine, and one sister, Mandie T. Randle Blount, of Center.


Mary Dean -Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 67 year old, Mary Dean, of Center. Arrangements will be announced later.

Among Ms. Dean’s survivors is a sister, Ina Mae Andrusick.


04/27/06

Nelma Gardner - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 65 year old, Nelma Gardner, formerly of Center. Services will be this (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at the True Vine Holiness Deliverance Temple Church in Houston. Interment will be this (Thursday) afternoon about four o’clock at the Westview Cemetery in Center.

Among Ms. Gardner’s survivors are three sons, Elmer Buard, of Virginia, and Cleve Brooks and Kenneth Gardner, both of Houston, one daughter, Alice Johnson, of Colorado, and two sisters, Mary Ruth Davis, of Washington D. C., and DeDe Collins, of Houston. Local survivors include her sister-in-law, Betty Sanders, of Center, and two brother-in-laws, Tom and James Gardner.


Mary Elizabeth Dean - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 67 year old, Mary Elizabeth Dean, of Huxley. Services will be this (Thursday) afternoon at three o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Blair Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation is this (Thursday) morning beginning at 11 o’clock and continuing until service time.

Among Ms. Dean’s survivors are her mother, Verna Lunsford, of Huxley, one sister, Ina Mae Andrusick, two brothers, Jerry Whitman, of Liverpool, and Bob Merrill, of Houston, and two daughters, Kathy Emmert, of Richards, and Gayla Morgan, of Hot Springs.


Dean Raygain Lilly - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 42 year old, Dean Raygain Lilly, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Mr. Lilly’s survivors are his mother, Ailene Lilly of Timpson, three sons, Lance, Koye, and Tyler Lilly, all three of San Antonio, three brothers, David Lilly, of Humble, Danny Lilly, of Timpson, and Dennis Lilly, of Garrison, and one sister, Lulu Warren, of Nacogdoches.


Sue Boles - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Sue Boles, formerly of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will begin Friday morning at 11 o’clock and will continue through Friday night at Mangum’s. She and her husband, Alvis, operated Boles Jewelry on the Center Square for many years.

Among Ms. Boles’ survivors are her daughter, Wyann Parish, of Mauriceville, two brothers, Glyn “Cindy” O’Rear and Mack O’Rear, both of Huxley, and one sister, Alice McCann, of Orange.


04/28/06

Maxie Parker - Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for Maxie Parker, of Center. Local survivors include her daughter, Linda Brown.


Jack Jackson - Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 68 year old, Jack Jackson, of Center.

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03/02/06

Velma Lee
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 86 year old, Velma Lee, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from five until eight o’clock. Among Ms. Lee’s Survivors are one son, Lawrence Edward Gandy, of Arizona, and two daughters, Barbara Tabaka, and Sandi Sample, both of Center.


Alton L. Lee
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 71 year old, Alton L. Lee, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, in the Appleby Community. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Lee’s survivors are his wife, Loretta Lee, of Garrison, one son, Kenneth Lee, of Garrison, one daughter, Kathy Kortz, of Seguin, and three sisters, Mildred Watson, of Nacogdoches, and Johnnie Ruth Jopling, and LaMerle Bashinski, both of Garrison.


03/03/06

Mildred Wigley Dean Langford
Funeral services for Mildred Wigley Dean Langford, 92. of Lufkin will be held Monday, March 6, 2006 at 1 pm in the First Assembly of God Family Church with Reverend Elbert Smart and Reverend Charles Wigley officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 pm in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Mrs. Langford was born October 18, 1913 in Louisiana, to the late Winifred (Robinette) and Ed Carney , and died Thursday, March 2, 2006 in a local hospital. Mrs. Langford had resided in Lufkin since 2002. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Family Church. Survivors include her sons and daughter in law. Rev. Charles and Faye Wigley and Michael and Ginger Wigley, all of Conroe, daughter and son in law, Ann and Pastor Bob Lewis of Lufkin, stepdaughter, Joyce Dean of Nacogdoches, stepdaughter and son in law Carolyn and Ellis "Buddy" Patterson of Nacogdoches, stepson and daughter in law, Robert Earl and Janie Dean of Nacogdoches, 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jasper Wigley, L.D. Dean and Larry Langford, and daughter Verna Putman. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Langford's grandsons: Mark Lewis, Dennis Lewis, Charlie Wigley, Dr. Larry Putman, David Putman and Daron Wigley. The family extends special thanks to the wonderful nursing staff at Pinecrest Methodist Retirement Community, Dr. Kyle Krohn and the nursing staff of Woodland Heights Step Down. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Carroway Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Lela Parker
Graveside services for 97 year old, Lela Parker, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Center. Among Ms. Parker’s survivors are a daughter, Marjorie Culver, of Oklahoma, a son, Billy Rae Parker, of Georgia, and a brother, Hoy McMahon, of Center.


Freddy V. Cook
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 69 year old, Freddy V. Cook, of Garrison. Military graveside services will be Monday Morning at 10 o’clock, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Garrison. Visitation will be tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon from two until four o’clock, at Garrison funeral Home. Among Mr. Cook’s survivors are two son, Rodger Cook, of Buffalo, and Robert Cook, of Nacogdoches, two daughters, Margaret “Missy” Williams, of Garrison, and Bonnie Risinger, of Mount Enterprise, two brothers, Johnny Cook, of Garrison, and Jack Cook, of Henderson, and three sisters, Lily Lou Adams, of Center, Jane Jordan, of California, and Frances Cook, of Dallas.


03/04/06

Mirther "Pat" Picolla Patrick
Mithe Picolla Patrick, know to many as Pat Patrick, passed away March 4, 2006 at her home in Savoy, Texas at the age of 81. Ms. Patrick was born July 13, 1924 in Hall Summit, Louisiana to parents Dewey and Susie Smith who preceded her in death. She married Thomas Alton Patrick on September 17, 1940 in Coushatta, Louisiana and moved to West Carroll Parish Louisiana soon afterward, living there for many years while farming and raising a family. She later moved to Kilgore, Texas before finally moving to Savoy, Texas in her job as a USDA inspector, where she resided for over 20 years. She loved gardening and being outdoors. She also spent many hours playing dominos and cards with her friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, March 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Survived by : Children, Tom Patrick and wife Sachiko, Joyce Kane and husband Jack, Jinx Preble, Barbara Kelly and husband Paul, Ron Patrick and wife Linda. Grandchildren, Chuck Kane, Lisa Patrick, Michelle Preble, Stephen Cole, Pam Rachal, Erin Patrick, Donnie Preble and Megan Patrick. Sister, Myrtis Holloway. Also a number of nieces, nephews, a host of extended family and long time friends who will all remember her with love. She is preceded by an infant son, Dewey Lynn Patrick. Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 7 pm Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Dessie Jones
Graveside services for Bessie Jones, 92, of Center, formerly of Joinersville, will be held at 2 pm, Sunday March 5, 2006 at Mount Hope Cemetery with Rev. John Cheney officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Crawford Crim Bryan Funeral Home in Henderson.

Mrs. Jones died March 3, in Center. She was born on Feb. 5, 1914, in Point, Texas. She was a member of West Main Baptist Church in Henderson and was employed as a cook with Gaston Schools.

Family will recieve friends from 5-7 pm Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Jones and on granddaughter. Survivors include: Three sons and daughters in law, Jimmy and Pat Jones of Carrollton, George W. and Ruth Jones of Center and Billy Joe and Linda Jones of Longview. Five grandchildren and Seven great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mount Hope Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 68, Joinerville, Tx. 75658. Online tributes and condolences may be made to www.mem.com


JoAnn O'Rear Lanigan
JoAnn Lanigan, 74, of Shreveport, passed away Friday, March 3, 2006. She was born November 24, 1931 in Shelby County, Texas to Joe O'Rear and Hilda Wych O'Rear. Mrs. Lanigan was a 1949 graduate of Shelbyville High School and was Catholic faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating

Survivors include: Husband, Kenneth Lanigan of Shreveport, La. and Daughter, Pat Lanigan and Roger Clark of Shreveport, La.


03/05/06

Samuel R. (Sammy) Daw
Sammy Daw, age, 68 of Willis, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2006. He was born November 30, 1937 in Vivian La. to M. D. (Sarks) Daw and Pardita Miller Daw. Mr. Daw was a 1956 graduate of Joaquin High School and a 1961 graduate of Texas A&M. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas with Rev. John Davis and Rev. Charles Freeman officiating. Interment will be in the Joaquin Cemetery. Survivors Include: Wife, Carolyn Cockrell Daw of Willis, Daughters, Mary Angela Daw of Virginia Beach Va., Suzannne Huntand husband Eric of Coppell, Grandson, Thomas Austin Carriker of Coppell, Sister, Marlanne Gordon of Portland, Oregon, Mother in law, Oleta Cockrell of Joaquin. Visitation will begin at 11 am Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/06/06

William "Bill" Smith
William "Bill" Smith, 71, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at his home in Livingston, Tx. He was born September 23, 1934 in Houston, Tx. Bill was Police Chief in Livingston from 1976 to 1983. He also worked as Chief Deputy in Walker County and for the Houston Metro Police. He retired from the Navy having attained the rank of SMC. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 10 am at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Herb Graf officiating. Burial will be held in Strong Cemetery in Center, Texas at 3 pm. He is survived by Wife Sally Joneil Smith of Livingston, Son, Tim Smith & wife Debbie of Livingston, Daughter, Mary Beth Terry of San Saba, 6 Grandchildren, Brother, Jerry Smith & wife Angle of Austin, Brother, Jack Smith of Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his father Carl Smith and his mother Syble Harrison Smith.


03/07/06

Jakendrick Maurice Roland
Community Funeral Home, of Center announces memorial services for infant, Jakendrick Maurice Roland, of New Harmony. Memorial services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Bennet Chapel Cemetery. Infant Jakendrick Roland is the son of Angela Cartwright and Lakendrick Roland.


Richard Stanley Ballard
Stephenville Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Richard Stanley Ballard, of Dublin. Services will be Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, at Stephenville Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park, in Center. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society. On-line condolences may be made to www.funeralhmtx.com. Among Mr. Ballard’s survivors are his wife, Rebekah, three daughters, Egypt Morgan, of Granbury, Deanna Quirl, of Little Elm, and Rachel Bretthorst, of Mississippi, Mother, Peggy Dee Ballard, of Carthage, and one sister, Nancy Mills, of Carthage.


Zelma Brewer
Sid Roberts Funeral Home announces services for Zelma Brewer, of Nacogdoches. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Zion Hill First Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, and will continue until five p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home; a pre-celebration of her life will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ, in Nacogdoches.


03/08/06

Shirley Tippit
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 76 year old, Shirley Tippit, of Center. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) morning from eight until noon at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Ms. Tippit’s survivors are one son, Louis Ciccone, of Colorado, one daughter, Virginia Self, of Oklahoma, and two brothers, Jimmy Corder, of California, and Bobby Corder, of Crosby.


Sanders Dixon
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 67 year old, Sanders Dixon, of the Mount Gillion Community. Servcies will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Among Mr. Dixon’s survivors are his wife, Sheila Dixon, of Center, two sons, Tiquan Dixon and Scotty Emanis, both of Center, two daughters, Leslie Courmier, of Center, and Emmie Bailey, of Shelbyville, three brothers, Robert Dixon, of Houston, L. B. Brown, of Nacogdoches, and Ray Dixon, of Louisiana, and two sisters, Velma Brown, of center, and Chanie Grubbs, of Silsbee.


Ethridge Ford "Sam" Cobb
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 64 year old, Ethridge Ford “Sam” Cobb, formerly of San Augustine County. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at McMahon Chapel. Burial will be in Tebo Ranch Cemetery. Among Mr. Cobb’s survivors are his wife, Judith, one daughter, Heidi Cobb, of Fort Worth, and two sons, Tyler Cobb, of Fort Worth, and Trey Cobb, of Weatherford.


Johnny Ray Cartwright
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 49 year old, Johnny Ray Cartwright, of the New Harmony Community. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph First Pentecostal Church. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery. Among Mr. Cartwright’s survivors are his mother, Velma Cartwright, of Shelbyville, his wife, Linda Sue Cartwright, of San Augustine, one son, Vincent Cartwright, of Shelbyville, three brothers, T. C. Cartwright, Junior, of Shelbyville, Clifton Earl Cartwright, of Tenaha, and Tommy Charles Cartwright, of Orange, and three sisters, Margie Faye Garrett, Emma Jean Cartwright, and Mary Thompson, all three of Shelbyville.


03/09/06

Sanders Dixon
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 67 year old, Sanders Dixon, of the Mount Gillion Community. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Among Mr. Dixon’s survivors are his wife, Sheila Dixon, of Center, two sons, Tiquan Dixon and Scotty Emanis, both of Center, two daughters, Leslie Courmier, of Center, and Emmie Bailey, of Shelbyville, three brothers, Robert Dixon, of Houston, L. B. Brown, of Nacogdoches, and Ray Dixon, of Louisiana, and two sisters, Velma Brown, of Center, and Chanie Grubbs, of Silsbee.


James Carroll Oliver
Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 80 year old, James Carroll Oliver, of Timpson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. His body has been cremated. Among Mr. Oliver’s survivors are his wife, Georgette Pauwles Oliver, of Timpson, one son, Jimmy Carroll Oliver, of Mineola, three brothers, Gordon Oliver, of Houston, Dr. Byron Oliver, of the Virgin Islands, and Cecil Oliver, of Timpson, and two sisters, Bess Reeves, of Center, and Caroline Elliott, of Houston


Mark Tracy Allen
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending services for 35 year old, Mark Tracy Allen, of San Augustine. Among Mr. Allen’s survivors are his wife, Starla Allen, of San Augustine, three daughters, Sierra Allen and Cheyenne Allen, both of San Augustine, and Krystine Allen, of Hudson, one son, John Allen, of Hudson, his parents, Roy Roscoe Allen, Senior, and Rachel, of Chireno, three brothers, Michael and Roy Roscoe Allen, Junior, both of Chireno, and Wayne, and one sister, Jeannie.


03/12/06

Ruth Haley Bridwell
Ruth Haley Bridwell, age 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006. She was born May 21, 1917 in Mineola to Benjamin Denton Haley and Daisy Mae Haley. Mrs Bridwell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. She taught the third and fourth grade Sunday school class at First Baptist for over 38 years. Mrs. Bridwell was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She had been a resident of Shelby County for most of her life. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, March 13, 2006 at Waston & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. In lieu of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Lottie Moon Mission Fund at the First Baptist Church in Center. Pallbearers will be Randy McLeroy, Wade Anderson, Charlie Barr, Johnny Barr, Danny West and Delbert Beckham. Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Anderson. Survivors Include: Sons, James H. Bridwell of Austin, L.E. "Buddy" Bridwell and wife Tina of Center. Son in law, R.W. White of Santa Fe, Brother, James W. Haley and wife Frances of Mineola, Sister in laws, Blanche Haley of Center and Mary E. Haley of Center. Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. Also a number of nieces, nephews & a host of friend. Preceded in Death by Parents, Benjamin Denton Haley and Daisy Mae Holmes Haley, Husband, L.H. Bridwell, Daughters, Bobbie Jane White and Daisy Mae Bridwell, Brothers, Eugene "Pete" Haley, Edwin Haley and Denton Haley. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez, age 51, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin. Services will be 2 pm Monday, March 13, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Visitation will be Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Noon until 9 pm and Monday starting at 8 am and untill service time. She was born July 18, 1954 in Tamazunchale S.L.P, Mexico to Reyes Martinez & Marelane Hernandez. Surviving Relatives: Husband, Erasto Hernandez Sr. of Center. Children: Valdemar & Marua Hernandez of Center, Edith & Abraham Chavira of Center, Gustaro Hernandez of Center, Erasto Jr. & Guadalupe Hernandez of Center and Mayte & Jose Rios of Martinville. 9 Grandchildren: Almerleyder, Gabriel, Yarasella, Ivan, Rosio, Veronica, David, Cinthia Itzel, & Yareli. Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


03/13/06

Lutishia B. Hatton
Lutishia B. Hatton, 79, of Center, passed away March 12, 2006 in Nacogdoches. Ms. Hatton was born August 4, 1926 in the Patroon Community of Shelby County to Ebb W. and Mary Dwire Campbell. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, with Kyle Campbell & Jeremy Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Dan Eddins, Mark Price, Ted Eddins, Cliff Sedtal, Mike Eddins & Brett Hatton. She is survived by: Son: Lynn Hatton & wife Linda of Rye, Daughters: Sue Eddins & husband Ted of Lufkin, Diann Price & husband Teague of Logansport. 6 Grandchildren & 1 Step Grandchild, 5 Great Grandchildren. Sister,Patsy Jones & Charlie of Patroon. Brownie Jo Minton & husband Marlon, Jr. of Mauriceville. Sister-in-Law: Wilma Campbell of Center. Preceded by: husband, Lem Hatton. Grandson, David Price. Brother, Elmo Campbell.

* Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center.


J.C. Spruiell
J.C. “Jake” Spruiell, of Shelbyville, devoted husband, father, and grandfather peacefully departed this life on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in Tyler at the age of 68. J.C. was born March 9, 1938 in Tahoka to Fred and Noveta Pauline Spruiell. He moved to Shelbyville from Marble Falls, Texas in 1996. J.C. attended South Plains College in Levelland. He married Carol Ann McCrary on March 3, 1967 in Brownwood. J.C. was employed as a supervisor by Amoco Production for 45 years and retired in 1998. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a Worshipful Master for Shelbyville Masonic Lodge, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Pauline Spruiell and a sister, Linda Hoyt. Those left to mourn his passing include his wife, Carol; one daughter, Jan and husband Ted Currington of Levelland; two sons: Jesse and wife Shelli Spruiell of Marble Falls, and Tim Spruiell of Nacogdoches; six grandchildren: Christi and husband Matt Reed, Chad and wife Ann Currington, and Justin, Corky, Randy, and Landon Spruiell; three great grandchildren: Layton and Kyler Reed, and Brylee Currington; Five brothers; Bill Spruiell of Joaquin, Howard Spruiell of Center, Bobby Spruiell of Austin, Freddy Spruiell and Ronnie Spruiell of Levelland; four sisters; Juanita Leonard of Denison, Trudy McArthur of Spur, Jan Blankenship of Granite Shoals, and Shelly Kelsay of Ariel Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. Celebration of life services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at the Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Wilton Blackmon officiating. Graveside services officiated by Robert Risinger and fellow lodge brothers will follow at Strong Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 6 – 8 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/14/06

Thelma Bush Langley
Thelma Bush Langley, age, 94, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Services will be 10 am Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Tim Perkins officating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 am until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born May 21, 1911 in Shelby County to Jess & I.T. Bush. She was member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ. Preceded in death by Parents: Jess & I.T. Bush, Husband: Ray Langley, Brother: Ray Bush, Nephew: David McSwain, & Great Nephew: Mitchell McSwain. Surviving Relatives: Brother & Sister in law: Ozroe & Juanita Bush of Center. Sister & Brother in law: Fay McSwain Allen & husband Bill of Bradley, Ark. Nieces: Carolyn Golden of Center, Connie Stewart & Husband, Ronnie of Mt. Pleasant. Nephews: Larry McSwain & wife Rose of Center, Kelly Ray Bush of Pasadena. Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


Wayne Boyett
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 51 year old, Wayne Boyett, of Joaquin. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Brookland Cemetery, in Joaquin. Brother Wayne Jones and Brother Ron McClelland will officiate. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from four until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Mr. Boyett’s survivors are his mother, Bernice Boyett, of Joaquin, two brothers, Johnnie Joe Boyette, of Newton, and Jackie Boyett, of Joaquin, and one sister, Mary Stanley and husband Gary, of Joaquin.


03/15/06

Laura Lynn Tremaine
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 41 year old, Laura Lynn Tremaine, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10 o’clock, at First Baptist Church in Garrison. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. Among Ms. Tremaine’s survivors are her mother, Judy Crump, of Timpson, maternal grandmother, Gordon Freund, of Shreveport, paternal grandmother, Margaret Gayeski, of Florida, husband, Scott Tremaine, of Highlands, son, Scotty Tremaine, of Timpson, daughter, Tabitha Rawlinson, of Timpson, one brother, Avery Wedding, of Timpson, and one sister, Terri Strahan, of Timpson.


Robert Wilson
Percy Garner and son Mortuary announces services for 81 year old, Robert Wilson, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at China Chapel Baptist Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Redland Cemetery. Visitation is today (Wednesday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel. Among Mr. Wilson’s survivors are his wife, Bessie Wilson, of San Augustine, one daughter, Ellen Joy Mosby, of San Augustine, five sons, Benny J., Thomas and James Lynn Wilson, all three of San Augustine, and Robert Junior and Allen Wilson, both of Houston, and one brother, Eddie Wilson, of San Augustine.


Jean Williams Bird Turpin
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Jean Williams Bird Turpin, of Garrison. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Garrison First Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Among Ms. Turpin’s survivors are two daughters, Kathryn Gardner, of Ore City, and Sue Grimes, of Cedar Park, three sons, John Bird, of Trinity, James Turpin, of Tomball, and Dan Turpin, of Houston, one brother, Bill Williams, of Holly Springs, and one sister, Mrs. Novis Moore, of Dallas.


Mark "Tuck" Singleton
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 98 year old, Mark “Tuck” Singleton, of Geneva. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Countyline Baptist Church in Geneva. Interment will be in Countyline Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel. Among Mr. Singleton’s survivors are three sons, Calvin Singleton, of Fort Worth, Jerry Wayne Singleton, of Center, and Lester Earl Singleton, of Newton, and five daughters, Florine Barnes, of Mesquite, Eartha Wynell Singleton, of Geneva, Jeanette Singleton, of Geneva, Caroly Jean Young, of Newton, and Jannie Latham, of Hemphill.


Eddie Arthur Cross Junior
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 28 year old, Eddie Arthur Cross Junior, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at First Assembly of God in Timpson. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery.

Among Mr. Cross’s survivors are his mother, Rubsy Ann Furch, of Fort Worth, and his father, Eddie Arthur Cross Senior, of Timpson.


03/16/06

Johnny "Jack" Vaught
Services for Johnny “Jack” Vaught, of Orange and formerly of Stockman, will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at four o’clock, at Mount Olive Cemetery, in the Silas Community. Among Mr. Vaught’s survivors are his wife, Arlene, four sisters, Shirley Fancher, Vernell Malone, Fay Bolton, and Mae Minton, and two brothers, Laurel Vaught, and Max Vaught.


Oren Booth
Hick’s Mortuary announces pending services for Oren Booth, of Center.


03/17/06

Mozelle Bright
Mozelle Bright, 82, of Center, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006. Ms. Bright was born January 14, 1924 in Shelby County, Texas to George L. Williams & Vena Bailey Williams. She was of Pentecostal faith. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. M.D. Lamon officiating. Interment will follow at White Roch Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Mac Windham, Buck Green, Joey Spinks, Edward Williams, Brian Bright and Robert Bright Jr.

She is survived by: Son, Robert Bright & wife Kathy of Nacogdoches. 10 Grandchildren & a number of Great Grandchildren. Sisters: Mary Swagger & husband Joe of Vidor, Jean Windham & husband Tom of Center, Pauline Garrison of Dallas. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Fernella Eddins
Fernella Russell Eddins, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006. Ms.Eddins was born January 21, 1912 in Shelby County, Texas to David A. Russell & Elizabeth A. Jarry Russell. She was a retired teacher and member of Mt. Herman Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Kyle Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. She is survived by: Sons, Ted Eddins & wife Sue of Lufkin, L.D. Eddins of Center. Grandchildren, Dan Eddins & wife Karen of Lufkin, Ted Eddins Jr. & wife Loretta of Lufkin, Mike Eddins of Lufkin. Great Grandchildren: Daniel Eddins, Ashley Eddins, John David Eddins, Abby Eddins, & Justin Steptoe. Preceded in death by husband, Lomer D. Eddins. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


03/20/06

Mable Edith Fuller Allbritton
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 99 year old, Mable Edith Fuller Allbritton, of Broaddus. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Broaddus Cemetery.


Roy H. Ramsey
Taylor Funeral Home announces pending services for 92 year old, Roy H. Ramsey, of Lufkin, and formerly of Timpson.


Annie Mae O'Neal
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 69 year old, Annie Mae O’Neal, of Center.


03/22/06

Frances V. Keener
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 61 year old, Frances V. Keener, of Keithville, Louisiana. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery, in Joaquin.

Among Mrs. Keener’s survivors are her husband, Terry Keener, of Keithville, two daughters, Donna Holmes, of Shangaloo, Louisiana, and Dolly Procell, of Keithville, one son, Tommy Green, of Bossier City, Louisiana, one sister, Mary Smith, of Shreveport, one brother, Sonny Voight, of Longview, and two stepdaughters, Terry Mayberry, of Blanchard, Louisiana, and Jennifer Bassco, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


03/23/06

Charlcie Faye Keaster
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Charlcie Faye Keaster, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Sowell Cemetery. Mrs. Keaster will lie in state at Bethel Missionary Church beginning at noon today (Thursday) and continuing until service time. Among Mrs. Keaster’s survivors are her husband, Lawson Keaster, of San Augustine, four sons, Paul, Roy, Darron and Arron Proctor, one daughter, Linda Eddings, and two stepsons, Jerry and Boyce Keaster.


Annie Mae O'Neal
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 69 year old, Annie Mae O’Neal, of Center. Services will be Saturday at noon at Saint Paul Baptist Church, in Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Among Ms. O’Neal’s survivors are one sister, Bobbie O’Neal, of Dallas, and two brothers, Willie O’Neal, of Houston, and Charles O’Neal, of Center.


Norean Evans
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Norean Evans, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Dickerson Cemetery. Among Mrs. Evans’ survivors are her husband, James M. Evans, of San Augustine, two daughters, Pat Adkins, and Maxine Rogers, both of San Augustine, three sons, Elton and Charles Evans, both of San Augustine, and Calvin Evans, of Nacogdoches, one brother, Vernon Hightower, of San Augustine, and three sisters, /Frankie Davis, of Clyde, Katie Willey, of Nederland, and Lola Runnels, of Nacogdoches.


03/24/06

Geraldine "Sissy" Sanford - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, Geraldine “Sissy” Sanford, of Mexia. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Border’s Cemetery. Among Ms. Sanford’s survivors are her sister, Joyce Mayo, of Lufkin, and her stepfather, Aaron Mayo and wife, Velma, of Lufkin.


Shirley Simon Ford - Memorial services have been announced for 92 year old, Shirley Simon Ford, of San Augustine. Services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park.


03/27/06

Bernice Pate - Bernice Tamplin Pate, 80, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006. She was born March 23, 1926 in Shelbyville to Levi Tamplin & Veriel Bailey Tamplin. Ms. Pate was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas. Pallbearers will be Donald Wayne Pate, Gary Boese, Ben Pate, Chuck Tamplin, Brodie Tamplin & Phillip Pedigo. She is survived by: Son: Donald Wayne Pate & wife Carolyn of Orange Daughter: Julie Boese & husband Gary of Magnolia Granddaughter:Lauren Pate of Orange Grandsons: Ben Pate of Houston Phillip Pedigo of Rio Rancho, New Mexico Great Granddaughter: Taylor Andrew of Orange Preceded in death by husband, J.E. Pate. ****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Eva Coyle - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 82 year old, Eva Coyle, of Center..


Burce D. Martin - Services were held yesterday at Wyman Roberts Chapel for 77 year old, Bruce D. Martin, of Larue, and formerly of San Augustine County. Interment was in Lowes Chapel Cemetery.


Lisa Rushing - Services were held yesterday at Wyman Roberts Chapel for 36 year old, Lisa Rushing, of Broaddus. Interment was in Broaddus Cemetery.


Hooker Warr - Laird Funeral Home announces services for 95 year old, Hooker Warr, formerly of the Old Salem Community. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches. Interment will be in Mount Herman Cemetery.


Debra Roberts Taylor - Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 49 year old, Debra Roberts Taylor, of San Augustine.


Mrs. Dilcy Borders - Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 99 year old, Mrs. Dilcy Borders, of San Augustine.


03/28/06

Modena Parker Manshack - 87, of Center, passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 in a Houston hospital. She was born September 22, 1918 in Shelby County to Chester Parker & Winnie Faulk Parker. She was a member of Campti Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Steele & Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Philip Jones, Bradley Odom, Ed Garcia, Kevin Denby, W.J. Goings, Brian Borders & Bill Collum.
She is survived by: Son: James Manshack & wife Ella of Center. Daughters: Helen Wilson & husband Maurice Huxley. Cherry Jones & husband Mike. Grandchildren: Carolyn Odom of Huxley, Catherine Garcia & husband Ed of Ft. Worth, Philip Jones & wife Amanda of Center, Susan Denby & husband Ken of Hallsville, Randy Hughes & wife Kathy of Nacogdoches. Great Grandchildren: Bradley Odom & wife Aleena of Tenaha, Ethan Garcia of Ft. Worth, Will Garcia of Ft. Worth, Ally Jones of Center, Chandler Jones of Center. Great Great Grandchild: Allison Odom of Tenaha Sister-in-Law: Gladys Hardy Preceded in death by: Husband, Melvin Manshack Parents, Chester & Winnie Faulk Parker Brother, Ellsworth Parker Sisters, Gladys Parker & Odell Whitley
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Eva Coyle - 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006 in a Shreveport hospital. She was born November 20, 1923 in Haskell, Texas to Henry Melvin Veach & Cora Ann Roman Veach. Ms. Pate was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Herbert officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Shires, Cody Coyle, Steven Choat, Chris Spruiell, Allen Spruiell & Daniel Jacobs. She is survived by: Husband: W.R. (Dub) Coyle of Center. Daughter: Ann Calzada of Poplarville, Mississippi. Sons: J.B. (Ben) Coyle of Center. Keith Coyle & wife Renee of Gillette, Wyoming. Sister:Ruby Pate of Center. 12 Grandchildren: Wanda, Steve, Valorie, Cindy, Luisa, Felipe, Misty Skip, Cody, Cassie, Angela & Stephanie. 20 Great Grandchildren: Sasha, Michael, Nathan, Vance, Trenton, Kyle, Brooklyn, Rachael, Jaret, Ronnie, Scott, Jr., Tr?, TJ, Tamara, Tristen, Alexis, Kylie, Courtney, Javon & Trevon. 1 Great Great Grandchild: Mary Jane
Preceded in death by:Parents. Son, Kelly L. Coyle. Brothers, John Veach, Troy Veach, Osker Veach, Gene Veach. Sister, Pauline Spruiell .
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Eugene Kelly Jefferson - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Eugene Kelly Jefferson, of Chireno. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Shiloh Baptist Church. Interment in Shiloh Cemetery.

Among Mr. Jefferson’s survivors are his wife, Lela Jefferson, of Chireno, two daughters, Betty Collins, of Center, and Mary Ann Lock, of Center, two sons, Gary Jefferson, of Bossier City, and Tommy Jefferson, of Center, and one stepson, Neal John Shelton, of San Augustine.


Angelia Diane Ballard - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 41 year old, Angelia Diane Ballard, of Nacogdoches. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at Crossroads Christian Center, in San Augustine. Interment in Corinth Cemetery.

Among Ms. Ballard’s survivors are her husband, Timothy Ballard, of Bronson, two daughters, Klancie Bailey, of McKinney, and Laura Ashley, of Nacogdoches, two stepdaughters, Laurelyn Ward, of Weatherford, and Elizabeth Ballard, of Weatherford, a stepson, Timothy Ballard II, of Weatherford, her parents, Gene and Becky Barlow, of San Augustine, and one sister, Ondrea Fournier, of Canada


William Burt - Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches announces services for 80 year old, William Burt, of Nacogdoches. Graveside services will be tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock, at Sunset Cemetery, in Nacogdoches. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from five until seven o’clock, at Laird Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Burt’s survivors are his wife, Syble, one daughter, Tona, both of Nacogdoches, and three brothers, Brother Vernon Burt, of Brookland, Don Burt, of Center, and Billy Burt, of Jasper.


Olivia Cartwright - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 84 year old, Olivia Cartwright-Wade, of Houston, and formerly of the East Liberty Community.


Modena Parker Manchack - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for Modena Parker Manchack, of Center. She passed away in Houston and services are pending.


03/29/06

James Walter Verner - James Walter Verner, 95, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Bryan. He was born March 8, 1911, 1.5 miles South East of Peacock, Texas in Stonewall County. He was the tenth child out of twelve born to John Wesley Verner and Myrtie Beatrice Moore Verner.
He was married to Velma Vallie Davis on April 29, 1939 in Commerce by Clyde McCurdy. From that union came three sons and four daughters. He was a retired Congregational Methodist Church pastor. Rev. Verner was a bi-vocational pastor and was active in much of North and East Texas. For five years he pastored in West Texas. His other profession was carpentry and he was proud to receive the 65 year carpenter’s pin.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2006 at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Raymond Robbins & Rev. Ned Chipley officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery. He is survived by: Son:James Kenneth Verner & wife Evelyn Lawson Verner of Center. Daughters: Mary Frances Verner Mitchell & husband Roy of Nacogdoches. Naomi Verner Brimhall & husband Ron of Bryan. Martha Jane Verner Anderton & husband Merrell of Sheffield, Alabama. Carolyn Verner Wines & husband Darren of Lake Jackson, Texas. Daughter-in-Law: Betty Verner of Lufkin. Grandchildren: Craig Verner & wife Shannon of Quinlan. Timothy Verner of Center. Wanda Edwards & husband Paul of Lufkin. Sharon Maddox & husband Vance of Lufkin. June Merritt & husband Glen of Maryland. David Verner & wife Suzie of Virginia. Jason Verner & wife Ashley of Lufkin. Matthew Verner & wife Sarah of Bossier City, Louisiana. Cindy Pounds & husband Will of Lufkin. Stephen Mitchell & wife Jennifer of Dallas. 16 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild. 3 Step Daughters. Preceded in death by:Wife, Velma whom died in March 1976. Wife of 22 years, Millie McDonald. Sons, Johnathan Verner & Gerald Verner. Daughter-in-Law, Laura B. Lee Verner.
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****


Margie Jane Gipson-Deason - Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Margie Jane Gipson-Deason, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Cold Springs Cemetery, with interment to follow. Visitation is today (Wednesday) evening from five until seven o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home.

Among Mrs. Deason’s survivors are her husband, James Deason, of Garrison, five sons, James Deason, of garrison, Jerry Deason, of Nacogdoches, Mark Deason, of Dallas, John Deason, of Arizona, and Billy Deason, of Appleby, three daughters, Liz Cox, of Nacogdoches, Felicia Long, of Houston, and Lisa Mings, of Austin, and two sisters, Betty Paenitz, of Nacogdoches, and Dorothy Farmacka, of Lufkin.


Danielle Gipson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 32 year old, Danielle Gipson, of Garrison. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Mount Olive C-M-E Church. Interment in Mount Mariah Cemetery.

Among Miss Gipson’s survivors are her mother, Linda Gipson, her father, Roberts Gipson, six sisters, Darlene, Pamela, Katherine KaRentha, Sultana, and Donna Gipson, and three brothers, Bobby, Demarcus, and Timothy Gipson, all of Garrison.


03/31/06

Mrs. Dilcy Borders - Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 99 year old, Mrs. Dilcy Borders, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint Luke Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery. A final viewing will be held one hour prior to the services today (Friday).

Among Mrs. Borders’ survivors are two sons, Edward Borders, of Houston, and Jesse Borders, of San Augustine, four daughters, Gracie Edwards, of San Augustine, Betty Holman, Pearline Tate and Joy Jean Borders, all of Houston, one brother, Clyde Matthews, of San Francisco, California, and one sister, Bertha Jordan, of Houston.


Nancy Phillip Rhodes - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 67 year old, Nancy Phillip Rhodes, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from five until eight o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Among Mrs. Rhodes’ survivors are her husband, Jerry Rhodes, of Tenaha, one daughter, Betty Cook, of Center, two brothers, Hollis and Delbert Phillips, of Louisiana, and one sister, Flora Rudd, of Joaquin.


Olivia Cartwright-Wade - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 84 year old, Olivia Cartwright-Wade, of Houston, and formerly of the East Liberty Community. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Horeb Baptist Church. Interment will be in Haley Bush Cemetery. Visitation is today (Friday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. There will be a final viewing tomorrow (Saturday) one hour prior to service time.

Among Mrs. Wade’s survivors are three brothers, Reverend George Cartwright, Wesley Cartwright, and Robert Cartwright, all three of Houston, and four sisters, Dorothy Cartwright and Ovada Wade, both of Houston, and Mary F. Allen and Maggie Lawton, both of Waco.


Johnnie Thompson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 53 year old, Mrs. Johnnie Thompson, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Greesly C-M-E Church, in the Concord Community. Interment will be in Greesly Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Thompson’s survivors are three daughters, Johnnie Elaine Thompson, of Center, Nicole Thompson, of Mount Enterprise, and Sonia R. Bruton, of Garrison, one son, Johnny Ray Thompson, of Garrison, and one sister, Ann Johnson, of Garrison.


Debra Roberts Taylor - Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 49 year old, Debra Roberts Taylor, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at True Vine Baptist Church. Interment will be in Haley Bush Cemetery. A wake will be held this (Friday) evening from seven until nine o’clock, at Garner Mortuary Chapel

Among Mrs. Taylor’s survivors are her husband, Aaron Louis Taylor, of San Augustine, her parents, Vera Joyce and Maurice Jones, of San Augustine, and Lonnie B. and Mary Roberts, of Houston, two sons, Remond Priestell Roberts, of Tyler, and Jewell Priestell Roberts, of San Augustine, one daughter, Taricka Shavon Taylor, of Fort Polk, Louisiana, one brother, Maverick Charles Roberts, of San Augustine, and one sister, Vera Lee McKenzie, of Georgia.


Danielle Gipson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 32 year old, Danielle Gipson, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mount Olive C-M-E Church. Interment will be in Mount Mariah Cemetery.

Among Miss Gipson’s survivors are her mother, Linda Gipson, her father, Roberts Gipson, six sisters, Darlene, Pamela, Katherine KaRentha, Sultana, and Donna Gipson, and three brothers, Bobby, Demarcus, and Timothy Gipson, all of Garrison.


Herman Alexander "Hap" McCall Junior - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 72 year old, Herman Alexander “Hap” McCall, Junior, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. McCall’s survivors are his wife, Lorraine McCall, of Tenaha, three sons, Howard McCall, of Lockhart, Walter McCall, of Big Spring, and Herman McCall, the Third, of Hallsville, and one daughter, Lorraine Roark, of Midland.

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02/28/06

Iris Rawson Matthews
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Iris Rawson Matthews, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at San Augustine Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery. Among Ms. Matthews’ survivors are one daughter, Martha Matthews Butts, of San Augustine, three sons, John Richard Matthews, of San Augustine, William Mark Matthews, of Dallas, and Robert Bradley Matthews, of San Augustine, and one sister, Billie McBride Krause, of Nacogdoches.


Lillie Mae Roberts Davis
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 87 year old, Lillie Mae Roberts Davis, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday at noon, at Saint Luke Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mrs. Davis’ survivors are one son, Roy C. Davis, of San Augustine, one brother, A. J. Roberts, of San Augustine, and two sisters, Melissa Harthorn, of Houston, and Lurline Jones, of Galveston.


Lela Parker
Graveside services for 97 year old, Lela Parker, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, at Oakland Memorial Park Cemetery. Among Ms. Parker’s survivors are a daughter, Marjorie Culver, of Oklahoma, a son, Billy Rae Parker, of Georgia, and a brother, Hoy McMahon, of Center.


Manuel J. "Cap" Captain
Rose-Neath Funeral Home announces services for 87 year old, Manuel J. “Cap” Captain, of Logansport, Louisiana. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Rose-Neath Chapel. Interment will be in Cool Spring Cemetery. Among Mr. Captain’s survivors are his wife, Hazel Captain, two sons, George Captain, and Frank “Corkey” Stratton, three daughters, Pamela Captain, Mary Lou Bernard, and Elizabeth Speights, one sister, Mary Rosada, and one brother, Frank Captain.


02/27/06

La'Briece N. Howard
Sid Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 25 year old, La’Briece N. Howard, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at First Baptist Church, in Garrison. Interment will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Monday) from 10:30 a.m. until eight p.m. Among Ms. Howard’s survivors are her daughter, Maya Janae Howard, her father, Johnny Howard, and her mother, Gwendolyn Howard, all three of Garrison, two sisters, Dana Shaw, of Grand Prairie, and Ja Menses Bryant, of Center, one brother, Deadrian Roland, of Garrison, and grandparents, Archie Bryant, and Carrie Riley, both of Garrison.


02/24/06

Dorine Burton
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 100 year old, Dorine Burton, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Pleasant Hill C-M-E, in the Woods Community. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Mable Bryant
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 89 year old, Mable Bryant, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock. Interment will be in the Bobo Cemetery.


02/23/06

Anita Watson Nichols
Anita Watson Nichols, age, 59, of Center passed away Thursday, February 23, 2006 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Gordon Vaughn & Bro. Marion Huckaby to officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2006., 4 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born December 2, 1946 in Shelby County to the late Robert Earl Watson & Mittie Buren Cassell Watson. She is preceded in death by parents, Robert Earl & Mittie B. Watson, Husband, W.H. "Hookey" Nichols, Infant Daughter, Carla Nichols & Sister in law, Katha Watson. She is survived by Daughters, Barbara & Terry Walton of Center, Rose & Johnny Fuller of Center, Carol Fram of Center, Mary & Mark Kenderdine of Center. 13 Grandchildren. Carla Stanley & husband Simon of Washington, Sherry, Daniel & Beth Walton of Center, Johnny Jr., Josh, Christina & Justin Fuller of Center, Kara Spann, John & Matt Frame of Center, Scott Nash & Adam Kenderdine of Center. Brothers, Bobby & Kay Watson of Center, Bill Watson of Center. Uncle, Doc & Fannie Watson of Center. Pallbearers: Grandsons, Johnny Fuller Jr, Josh Fuller, Justin Fuller, Daniel Walton, John Frame, Matt Frame, Scott Nash & Adam Kenderdine.

Alton Dickerson
Funeral services for 68 year old, Alton Dickerson, of Joaquin, were held Tuesday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport. Interment was in Brookland Cemetery.

Among Mr. Dickerson’s survivors are two sisters, Lucy McGee and Annie Ruth Stephens, and two brothers, Jack and Wayne Dickerson.


02/22/06

Gene Warren
Gene Warren, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2006. He was born July 5, 1929 to Shorty Warren and Winnie Lee Warren. Mr. Warren was a lifelong resident of Center and a member of the Neuville Baptist Church. He was retired from the City of Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, February 24, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Marion Huckaby and Bro. Roy Wallace officiating. Interment to follow at Zion Hill Cemetery in Henderson. Survivors Include: Wife of 50 years, Ruby Warren of Center, Son, Randy Warren of Center, Daughter, Jan Rowold & husband Mark of Tenaha, Grandson, Shane Cooper & wife Chasity of Center, Granddaughter, Shannon Cooper of Center, Great Granddaughters, Laney Cooper of Center & Lexi Cooper of Center, Sister, Clara Neil Bradshaw and husband Hunter of Center, Mother in law, Granny Ross of Center, Brother in law: Kenneth Ross & wife Madge of Dayton, Donny Ross & Debbie of Hawkins, Bobby Ross & wife Sandra of Conroe. Also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & a host of friends. Preceded in death by Parents, Shorty & Winnie Lee Warren, Brothers, Windell & wife Adele, R.V. & wife Ann, Billie & wife June. Visitation will begin from 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home


Mary Wanda Hunt
Wyman Roberts announces services for 65 year old, Mary Wanda Hunt, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Attoyac Baptist Church. Interment will be in Attoyac Cemetery.


Estella Huerta Flores
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 61 year old, Estella Huerta Flores, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Broaddus Cemetery. Among Ms. Flores’ survivors are three sons, Prudencio Flores, Junior, and Jesus Porfirio Flores, both of San Augustine, and Jose Flores, of Dallas, two daughters, Anna Marie Lopez, of Lufkin, and Ester Margie Hernandez, of San Augustine, seven brothers, Rodolfo, Arturo, Johnny, Raymond, Marcos, and Alex Huerta, and one sister, Celia Perez.


Mary Campbell Keeter
Radar Funeral Home, in Longview, announces services for 63 year old, Mary Campbell Keeter, of Longview, and formerly of Center also a 1960 graduate of Center High School. Services will be Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the First United Methodist Church in Longview. Visitation will be Thursday evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Ms. Keeter’s survivors are her husband, Phil Keeter, two children, Joe-Ben, and Cary, and one sister, Carolyn Brown, all of Longview.


Dorine Burton
Community Funeral Home announces pending services for 100 year old, Dorine Burton, of Tenaha.


Clotile Jansen
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for Clotile Jansen, of San Augustine. Among Ms. Jansen’s survivors are one son, David Jansen, of Huxley, two daughters, Marie Ward, of Diboll, and Helen Holloway, of Broaddus.


02/20/06

Irene Largent
Irene Largent, 90, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2006. She was born January 27, 1916 in Center, Texas to George Hughes and Nancy Biggers Hughes. Ms. Largent was of Methodist faith. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Pallbearers will be Ricky Eddins, Victor Eddins, Johnny Barr, Alex Eddins, Brandon Barr, Justin Barr, Cody Eddins and Jacob Eddins. Survivors Include: Daughter, Mary Eddins & husband Ottis of Center., Son, David Largent & wife Jeanne of Brownsboro. Grandchildren, Debbie Barr, Ricky Eddins, Victor Eddins, Minette Luetkenhaus & Veronica Largent. 6 Great Grandsons, Sister, Lela Mitchell of Center, Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends. Preceded in death by husband Arvin Largent. Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm Monday February 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/19/06

Alton Dickerson
Watson & Sons announced services pending for 68 year old Alton Dickerson of Joaquin. Mr. Dickerson died Sunday in a Center health care facility. Arrangements to be announced.

Marjorie Evelyn Johnson
Funeral services for Marjorie Evelyn Johnson, 76, of Jasper will be 11 am Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper. Burial will be 2 pm, Tuesday, February 21, at Mt. Herman Cemetery near Center. Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, February 20, 2006 at the funeral home. Mrs. Johnson died February 17, 2006 at her home in Jasper. A native of Iota, Louisiana she was a former resident of Groves and had lived in Jasper since 1980. She was a member of the Jasper Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of The Republic of Texas and also a member of the Texas Historical Commission. Survivors include her husband J. Howard Johnson of Jasper, one daughter, Daphine Sandoz & husband Sturart of Port Arthur, one step son James Johnson of Bridge City & three step daughters Sandy Steele & husband Robert of Houston, Yvonne Krumnow of Bridge City & Fran Johnson of Jasper, one grandchild Stacy Garcia & husband Raymond of Beaumont, one great grandchild, Lauren Garcia of Beaumont, eight step grandchildren & thirteen step great grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper (409)384-5781. Submitted by Watson & Sons Funeral Home Center, Texas.


02/18/06

Marie Robinson
Marie Robinson age 73, passed away Friday, February 17, 2006. She was born September 6, 1932 in Center, Texas to K.E. Walker and Maurine Humphries Walker. Ms. Robinson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. Services will be at 11 am Monday, February 21, 2006, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Survivors Include: Husband, Billie Robinson of Center, Daughters, Linda Mason and Wayne of Woden, Terri Bryan of Jasper, Grandchildren, Wes Mason and Courtney, Wendi Stanaland and Brady, Tylor Bryan. Great Grandchildren, Parker Mason, Will Stanaland. Brother, Gene Walker and Dolores of Center. Son in law, Bobby Black of Joaquin. Pallbearers, Wes Mason, Tyler Bryan, Brady Stanaland, Steve Walker, Dennis Tapp, Damon Durham. Preceded in death by Daughter, Theresa Black. Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, February 20, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


02/17/06

James Ellis Pate
James Ellis Pate, 82, of Huxley passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006 in Center. Mr. Pate was born February 10, 1924 in Dry Creek, Louisiana to J.E. Pate Sr. and Euginia Cole Pate. He served in the US Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Pate retired from Texaco after 36 years as a production supervisor. He was a member of Lydia Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Donald Wayne Pate, Gary Boese, Ben Pate & Phillip Pedigo. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brodie Tamplin & Chuck Tamplin. Survivors include: Wife, Bernice Tamplin Pate of Huxley, Son Donald Wayne Pate & wife Carolyn of Orange, Daughter, Julie Boese & husband Gary of Magnolia, Granddaughter, Lauren Pate, Grandsons, Ben Pate & Phillip Pedige, Great Granddaughter, Taylor Andrews, Sisters, Letha Langford of Vidor & Louise Powers of Moss Bluff, La. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Zelma Palmer Lacy Pate
Services for Zelma Lacy Pate, age 88 will be 2 pm Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Zelma was born July 17, 1917 in Center, Texas and she entered into rest Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Center.

She is preceded in death by husband, John Neal Lacy, Parents, William James and Camilla Ida Tyler Palmer and Brother, Johnny Lee Palmer.

Survivors include: Husband, James Henry Pate, Jr. of Center. Son, Dr. Joe Neal Lacy & wife Jane Ann of Galveston. Daughters, Nancy Warr & husband Bobby of Center. Linda Reinhart & husband David of Columbus, Ohio. Janis Compton & husband Jeep of Lufkin.

Stepdaughter, Sheron Outlaw & husband, Dan of Bulverde, Texas. 9 Grandchildren: Tracy Doggett & husband Reese, Wesley Allen Warr, Angie Shoemaker & husband Scott, Alan St.Clair, Brad Hughes & wife Melanie, Brent Hughes, Wilke Lacy, Grey Lacy, Anna Lacy. 7 Step Grandchildren: Blake Outlaw & wife Audra, Carter Outlaw, Joey Outlaw, Mollie Outlaw, Whit Outlaw, Jeremy Pate & wife Phyllis, Lee Fischer & husband Bill. 10 Great Grandchildren: Justin & Erin Doggett, Jacob, Joshua & Jordan Shoemaker, Haley & Amber Warr, Brock & Mason Hughes and Grant Hughes. 3 Step Great Grandchildren: Gage Outlaw, Megan & Trey Fischer 1 Brother & Sister in law, Delbert & Dorothy Palmer of Center.

Pallbearers: Wesley Allen Warr, Justin Robert Doggett, M. Reese Doggett, Alan Charles St. Clair, Brad Alan Hughes, Brent Ashton Hughes. Honorary Pallbearers: Wilke Palmer Lacy and Grey Joseph Lacy.


Thomas Whitton
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 82 year old, Thomas Whitton, of Shelbyville. Among Mr. Whitton’s survivors are his wife, Margaret Whitton, and one daughter, Holly Hagler, both of Shelbyville.


A.J. Johnson
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 69 year old, A. J. Johnson, of the Caledonia Community. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Grizzly C-M-E, in the Caledonia Community. Interment will be in Grizzly Cemetery. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are five sons, Charles Johnson and Johnny Ray Thompson, both of Carthage, A. G. Johnson, of Houston, Reg Johnson, of Timpson, and David Horton, of Center, six daughters, Janice Anthony, Rosezenia Perkins, Saundra Johnson, and Vickie Brinson, all four of Timpson, Johnnie Elaine Thompson, of Center, and Keshia Johnson, of Jacksonville, one brother, Leo Johnson, of Garrison, and one sister, Gloria Grisby, of Houston.


Frances Lawson
Frances Lawson, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006. She was born January 27, 1927 to John Taylor and Odell Childress Taylor. Ms. Lawson was a life long resident of Joaquin and a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Lone Cedar Cemetery with Rev. Charles Williams & Rev. Leonard Milford officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Griffin, Larry Kay, Jason Griffin, Bill Stone & Ray McMullen. Survivors include Daughters: Phyllis Griffin & husband Jerry of Jaoquin, Billie Jean Kay & husband Larry of Joaquin. Grandchildren, Jennifer Griffin of Joaquin, Jason Griffin & wife Holly of Center, LeAnn Kay of Houston and Amanda Kay of Dallas. Sisters, Wincie Worley of Shreveport, Edith Stone & husband Bill of Shreveport, and Blanche McMullen of Bethany, Louisiana. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends. Preceded in death by husband, Billy Lawson. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, February 17, 2006 at Waston & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Arvin Wilson
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Arvin Wilson, of Eastland. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Willow Grove Cemetery, around 4:15 Friday afternoon


Darlene Johnson Bell
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 49 year old, Darlene Johnson Bell, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph Church. Interment will be in Blount Chapel Cemetery.

Among Ms. Bell’s survivors are two daughters, Lashakeitha Johnson, and Felisha Gardner, and two sons, Tristan Gardner, and Lamillican Johnson, all four of Center, seven sisters, Patricia Williams, Vivian Buckley, Delois Johnson, and Victoria Gipson, all four of Center, Alice Gilder, of Lufkin, Doris Hunt, of Fort Worth, and Katina Hewitt, of Mansfield, Louisiana, and three brothers, Robert Johnson, of Lufkin, Kenneth Jones, of Nacogdoches, and Lawrence Johnson, of Corrigan.


Audrey Tibbs
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 80 year old, Audrey Tibbs, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Blount Chapel Cemetery.


Caroline Brown
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 82 year old, Caroline Brown, of Keatchie, Louisiana. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery. Among Mrs. Brown’s survivors are three daughters, Gloria Mae Fields, of Chireno, Dorothy Thomas, of Center, and Ladell White, of California, and two sons, Willie and Nathaniel Brown, both of Nacogdoches.


Joe Verne Bower
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 84 year old, Joe Verne Bower, of Waco. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will be in Caledonia Cemetery, in Rusk County. Visitation will be tomorrow (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made the Alzheimer Association. Among Mr. Bower’s survivors are one son, Joe Allen Bower, of Gladewater, two daughters, Sue Abbott, of Waco, and Debbie Johns, of Gladewater, two brothers, George and Johnny Melton Bower, both of Oklahoma, and two sisters, Ruth Ethel Montoya, and Mary Agnes (Putsy) Ward, both of Oklahoma.


02/15/06

Jacqueline "Jackie" Michelle Gibbs
Jacqueline "Jackie" Michelle Gibbs, 31, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday February 15, 2006. She was born March 19, 1974 in Center, Texas to Jack Michael Murphy and Deborah Brown Murphy. Graveside services will be at 2 pm Sunday, February 19,2006 at Short Cemetery in Center, Texas with Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Survivors include: Husband, Israel Gibbs of Carthage. Son, Mitchell Lane Gibbs of Carthage. Mother, Deborah Jones of Center. Mother in law, Patricia Wells Sister, Tammie Smith & husband David of Center. Brother, Tim Murphy of Center. Grandmother, Johnnie Merle Harvey of Center. Uncles & Aunts, Tommy Murphy, Pat Murphy, JoAnn Morrow & Donna Sisto, Caleb Harvey. Mark Harvey & Laura Knox. Nieces & Nephews, Laurel Smith, Tristan Smith & Nickolas Smith. Visitation will be held from 9am until service time on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Allen Moore
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Allen Moore, of Center. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in Huxley. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from five until nine p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Mr. Moore’s survivors are his wife, Gloria Molleda Moore, of center, six children, Patsy Hollowat, Brenda Mattingly, and Linda Parker, all three of San Augustine, Buddy Moore, of Timpson, Cathy Koonce, of Huntington, and Michael Ray Moore, of Nacogdoches, two brothers, John and Waymon Moore, of Shelbyville, and two sisters, Verna Lou Snider, of Center, and Syble Jernigan, of Shelbyville.


A.J. Johnson
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 69 year old, A. J. Johnson, of the Caledonia Community. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at Grizzly C-M-E, in the Caledonia Community. Interment will be in Grizzly Cemetery. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are five sons, Charles Johnson and Johnny Ray Thompson, both of Carthage, A. G. Johnson, of Houston, Reg Johnson, of Timpson, and David Horton, of Center, six daughters, Janice Anthony, Rosezenia Perkins, Saundra Johnson, and Vickie Brinson, all fur of Timpson, Johnnie Elaine Thompson, of Center, and Keshia Johnson, of Jacksonville, one brother, Leo Johnson, of Garrison, and one sister, Gloria Grisby, of Houston.


02/14/06

Edith Flower Williams
Edith Flower Williams, 83, passed away Monday, February 13, 2006. She was born February 19, 1922 in Shelby County, Texas to Odie Fowler and Maxie Harris Fowler. Mrs. Williams retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1984, where she had been a repair clerk for 35 years. She was a member of Sardis Methodist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with David Fallen officiating. Interment to follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Casey Metcalf, Luke Metcalf, Lana Metcalf, J.E. Belrose, Keith Belrose and Justin Belrose. Survivors include: Husband, Harry Williams of Center, Daughter, Colette Metcalf & husband Casey of Center. Grandchildren, Keith Belrose & wife Annette, Luke Metcalf, Lane Metcalf, Kal Metcalf. Great Grandchildren, Kristi Stringerr, Hanna Belrose, Justin Belrose. Great Great Grandchild, Michael Dwayne Stringer. Sister: Frances Fallin of Tenaha. Son in law: J.E. Belrose of Center. Preceded in death by Husband, Charles O. Cain, Daughter, Janet Leehin Belrose, Grandson Carlton Lee Belrose. Visitation will begin at 12 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Joe Lellon Snelson
Brookside Funeral Home, in Houston, announces services for 77 year old, Joe Lellon Snelson, a native of Gary, who lived in the Houston area. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery, in Timpson. Among Mr. Snelson’s survivors are one son and three daughters.


Nian Lee Bishop Tyer
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 79 year old, Nina Lee Bishop Tyer, of Nacogdoches, and formerly of Timpson. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in New Prospect Cemetery, in Timpson. Memorials may be made to the International Mission Board care of Renee Rengifo, through the First Baptist Church, in Timpson, and Calvary Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches. Among Ms. Tyer’s survivors are one daughter, Carol Sue Tyer Smith, of Nacogdoches, and her sister, Alice Ann Bishop Beasley, of Garrison.


Bessie Lou Coussons Neal
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 75 year old, Bessie Lou Coussons Neal, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday), morning at 10 o’clock, at First Baptist Church, San Augustine. Interment will be in Chumley Cemetery. In lieu of usual remembrances, donations can be made to the White Rock First Baptist Church or the Bessie Neal Scholarship Fund at Texas State Bank and Trust, in San Augustine. Among Ms. Neal’s survivors are three daughters, Josette Neal Newberry, of Austin, Sue Neal Benton, of Nacogdoches, and Carol Neal Cartwright, of San Augustine, a son, Pete Garrett, one brother, Sammy Coussons, of Nacogdoches, and one sister, Peggy Duke, of Hemphill.


Mary Clea Belz Watkins
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 59 year old, Mary Clea Belz-Watkins, of Garrison, who passed away due to complications from heart disease and diabetes. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from five until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Al-Anon Family Group, in Nacogdoches, Corinth Primitive Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches, or to Cold Springs Cemetery, in garrison. Among Mrs. Watkins’ survivors are her husband, Mike Watkins, of Garrison, four daughters, Micki Whitesides, Brande Watkins, and Christee Bendinelli, all three of Utah, and Danielle Burns, of Garrison, and two brothers, Gene Belz, of Weatherford, and Mike Belz, of California.


Rosie Nell Britt
Warren Meadows Funeral Home, in Many, Louisiana, announces services for 90 year old, Rosie Nell Britt, of Many. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Beulah Baptist Church, in Many. Interment will be in Beulah Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening beginning at five o’clock, at Beulah Baptist Church. Among Ms. Britt’s survivors are two daughters, May Belle Wedgeworth, of Center, and Mollie Lampkin, of Nacogdoches, two sons, W. H. Britt, of Center, and Warren Marlin Britt, of Many, and one brother, Sidney Turnley, of Many.


02/13/06

Caroline Brown
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 82 year old, Caroline Brown, of Center.


Darlene Johnson Bell
Community Funeral Home, of center, announces pending services for 49 year old, Darlene Johnson Bell, of Center.


Audra Tibbs
Community Funeral Home announces pending services for 80 year old, Audra Tibbs.


02/10/06

Thois Gammage
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 78 year old, Thois Gammage, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Among Mr. Gammage’s survivors are his wife, Viola Higgenbotham Gammage, of San Augustine, one daughter, Deborah Frawley, of San Augustine, two brothers, John Gammage, of Chireno, and Coy Gammage, of New Jersey, and three sisters, Ollie Gammage, of DeKalb. Teresa Loden, of Longview, and Linda Gammage, of Dallas.


Dorothy Duke
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Dorothy Duke, of Tenaha. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock at Mangum’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery, in Tenaha. Among Mrs. Duke’s survivors are one son, Chris Goggans, of Tenaha, and one stepdaughter, Mary Beth Hunold, of New Caney.


02/08/06

Hollis Jefferson
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 87 year old, Hollis Jefferson Warr, of Diamondhead. Memorial services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 9:30 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Among Mr. Warr’s survivors are one daughter, Pam McAllister, of Arkansas, and one son, Hollis Jefferson Warr, Junior, of Abilene.


Iris Leflet
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 93 year old, Iris Leflet, of Center. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Ms. Leflet’s survivors are one daughter, Wanda Prothro, of Mansfield, Louisiana, two sons, Bobby Leflet, of Bossier city, Louisiana, and Charles Leflet, of Joaquin, and one sister, Dorothy McDaniel, of Arizona.


Bessie L. Jones
Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 88 year old, Bessie L. Jones, of Pineland. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Goodwill Baptist Church, in Pineland. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery Number Two. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Goodwill Baptist Church. Among Mrs. Jones’ survivors are six nieces and two nephews.


George Thomas Green
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, George Thomas Green, of the Bobo Community in Tenaha. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church. Interment will be the Tennessee Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from five until seven o’clock. Among Mr. Green’s survivors are his wife, Billie Lou Green, of Tenaha, and one son, George Thomas “Tom” Green, of Tenaha.


Dorothy Duke
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 89 year old, Dorothy Duke.


02/06/06

Leonard Eugene "Buddy" Bishop
Garrison Funeral home announces services for 82 year old, Leonard Eugene “Buddy” Bishop, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Corinth Baptist Church, in Shelby County. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Timpson Fire Department, or Hospice of East Texas, in Tyler. Among Mr. Bishop’s survivors are one son, Thomas Martin Bishop, of Timpson, two daughters, Glenda Carol Alfred, of Montalba, and Gloria Jean Catino, of Conroe, one brother, Ed Bishop, of Mount Pleasant, and one sister, Viva “Bob” Setters, of Judson.


Emmett Earl "Meat" Eaden
Jenkins Funeral Home announces services for 75 year old, Emmett Earl “Meat” Eaden, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Mount Gillion Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Gillion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from five until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Eaden’s survivors are his wife, Zenora Fields Eaden, of Logansport, one daughter, Shonda Deramus, of Houston, five sons, Calvin and Keneth Eaden, of Center, Harold Eaden, of Houston, Keith Caraway, of Tyler, and Garland Deramus, of Georgia, two sisters, Irene Morris and Doris “Joy Baby” Washington, both of Center, and four brothers, Winford, Kenon and Charles Eaden, all three of Houston, and Robert Louis, of Center.


Germane J. Barnes
Sid Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 19 year old, Germane J. Barnes, of Nacogdoches. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Zion Hill First Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery, in San Augustine. Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 5:55 p.m. and a wake will be held Friday evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Barnes’ survivors are his mother, Jaqueline Sterns, of Nacogdoches, his father, Kenneth Davis, of Nacogdoches, two brothers, Lester Lewis and Desmond Mathis, and one sister, Samone Barnes, all three of Nacogdoches.


Bessie L. Jones
Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 88 year old, Bessie L. Jones, of Pineland.


02/05/06

Doyle Bradshaw
Funeral for Doyle Bradshaw, 70, of Center will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, Center. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. Bradshaw died Feb. 3, 2006, in Shreveport, La. Born July 5, 1935, in Shelby County, he was the son of John and Essie Gunnels Bradshaw. He owned and operated a trucking company with his daughter, Deanna. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pat Bradshaw of Center; a daughter, Deanna Porter of Center; son, Marty Bradshaw of Channelview; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. today. Mangum Funeral Home, Center. Published in The Daily Sentinel on 2/5/2006.


02/04/06

Elzie Andrew Harbison
Elzie Andrew Harbison, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, February 3, 2006 in San Augustine, Texas. He was born March 16, 1921 to Auss Harbison & Willie Smith Harbison in Shelby County, Texas. Mr. Harbison was a Farmer & a Rancher. Funeral service will be 2 pm Monday, Friday, February 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment to follow at Cannon Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers: John Harbison, Heath Harbison, Britt Harbison, Stephen Watson, Evertt Harbison, Ricky Harbison, Sean Watson, Lucas Harbison & Justin Harbison. Survivors Include: Son: Lewis Harbison & wife Sammie of Shelbyville. Daughter: Martha Matlock & husband Russell of Shelbyville. Daughter in law: Helen Harbison of Friendswood. 7 Grandchildren: John Harbison & wife Allison of Shelbyville, Selena Watson & husband Scott of Center, Heath Harbison & wife Julie of Center, Delores Miguez & husband Robert of Beaumont, Susie Martin & husband Eddie of Alvin, Kathy Edwards & husband Gary of Bulverde, Diana Webber & husband Joe of Alvin. 16 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Sister, Billie Matlock of Nacogdoches. Preceded in death by Wife: Cecil Harbison, Son: Jerry Harbison, 4 Brothers: Walter, Leon, Johnny & Bob Harbison, 2 Sisters: Vada Miller & Maxine Carter.


Nancy Gail (Will) Youngblood
Nancy Gail (Will) Youngblood, 47, of Timpson passed away Friday, February 3, 2006 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Born July 31, 1958 in Marshall, Texas to Rev. Bruce and Bobbie Jean (French) Will. Services will be Monday, Jan.6, 2006 with Rev. Roy Platt, Pastor of Woodlawn Christian Church in Timpson, officiating. Service will be at Woodlawn Christian Church in Timpson, Texas at 1 pm. Interment will be in Harris Chapel Cemetery, Beckville, Texas. Nancy Youngblood was a homemaker and member of the Woodlawn Christian Church in Timpson. Preceded in death by Husband, Phillip Lee Youngblood Sr. and Brother, Bruce Will III. Survivors include: Parents, Rev. Bruce and Bobbie Jean Will of Carthage, Son, Nathan Will Youngblood of Timpson, Daughters, Stephanie Gail Milford and husband Bo Jack of Timpson and Courtney Leigh Youngblood of Timpson. Brother, Bobby Lee Will and wife Gail of Beckville, Texas. Sisters, Ina Kathleen Adams of Whitehouse, Texas, and Peggy Sue Harris and husband Ronnie of Beckville, Texas. Services under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


02/03/06

John Elvin Moore
John Elvin Moore, 56, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, February 3, 2006. He was born March 18, 1949 in Center, Texas to Elvin Moore and Ethel Webster Moore. He was a member of the Word of Faith Outreach Center in Haslam, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Pastors Chris & Stephanie Welch & Chaplain Dee Black officiating. Interment to follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Glen Heintschel, Jr. Jimmy Lout, Jessie Basham, Mike Scarber, Mike Estes, Duane Lout, Randy Bounds & Tim Maloy. Survivors Include: Wife, Ann Moore of Shelbyville, Daughters, Ramona Murry & husband Mick of Shelbyville, Susan Miller of Center and Tami Miller of Center. Son, Kevin Moore and wife Jennifer Dillard of Austin. Granddaughters, Mikenzie Murry & Kendell Murry of Shelbyville. Brother: Bill Moore & wife Virginia of Bossier City. Sister Thelma Smith and husband Bennie Joe of Center. Mother in law, Mary Conway of San Augustine. Sister in law, Jan Smith & husband Carl Davis of Shelbyville, Carol Burks & husband Charles of San Augustine. Sherry Bryan & husband Victor of Center. Brother in law, Wayne Bailey and wife Linda of New Sumerfield. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Preceded in death by parents, one brother, David Moore, and grandson Derek Murry. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be sent to Hospice In The Pines, 115 S. Raquet, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Visitation will be held from 5 p to 8 pm Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Freda Loftin Cummings
Freda Loftin Cummings, 47, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2006 in a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born June 18, 1958 in Augsburg, Germany to Curtis Bridges Loftin and Mary Frances Porter Loftin. Ms. Cummings worked for the North DeSoto Elementary School as a para-professional, working with special needs children. She was a member of the Old Center Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be at 4 pm Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Manis and Rev. Elmer Mathis Officiating. Interment to follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. Pallbearers will be Shane Cummings, Bradley Cummings, Lance Cummings, Jeff Cummings, Stephen Burch, Eric Raybon, Trey Adams and Allen Loftin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department. Ddaniel Loftin, Brendon Loftin, Toby Broadus, Randy Broadus, Jason Broadus, David Ramsey & Scotty Cummings. Survivors Include: Daughter, Jeannie Henton & husband Ty of Joaquin, Sons, Mike Cummings Jr. & wife Jessica of Joaquin and Curt Cummings of Joaquin. Grandchildren, Katelyne, Joshua, Seth & Tres. Sisters, Connie Walker & husband Steve of Carthage, Deb Burch & husband Ricky of Stanley, La., Brothers, Curtis M. Loftin & wife Rita of Shreveport La, Ronald "Doedoe" Loftin & wife Debbie of Joaquin. Brother in law and Sister in law, Tyler Adams III, Patricia & Richard Gray, Kenneth & Mary Cummings, Lina & Roy Broadus, Junior & Lucy Cummings, Sue & Ronny Raybon, Ike & Lisa Cummings. Preceded in death by parents, husband, Mike Cummings, Sr. and sister Bert Adams. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, February 3, 2006 & also from 7 am to 8 pm Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Glenn Jackson
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 24 year old, Glenn Jackson, of Lufkin. He was a native of San Augustine.


02/02/06

Omer Ray Cochran Jr.
Omer Ray Cocharan, Jr. 59, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2006 in Tenaha. He was born September 25, 1946 in Natchitoches, Louisiana to Omer Ray Cochran Sr. and Audia Mae Cobb. Mr. Cochran was a truck driver. He had been a resident of Tenaha for the past 6 years. Per his request, Mr. Cochran was cremated. Survivors Include: Brothers and Sisters: Audria Vaughn and Kelly Robertson of Tenaha, Ronald Cochran and wife Dianne of Longview, Roxanne Kent and husband David of Commerce and Raymond Cochran and wife Stacy of Pasadena. Numerous nieces and nephews. A host of friends. Preceded in death by Wife, Beth Cochran and Parents, Omer Ray Cochran, Sr. and Audia Mae Cobb Cochran.


Richard Lee Wasser
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 62 year old, Richard Lee Wasser, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Thursday) morning at 11:15, at Houston National Cemetery, in Houston. Among Mr. Wasser’s survivors are two daughters, Kathryn Wasser, of Michigan, and Frances Ruth Johnston, of Huntsville, one son, Aaron Michael Wasser, of Houston, and one sister, Betty Ruth Thomas, of Houston.


R.L. Ainsworth
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, R. L. Ainsworth, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Chinquapin Baptist Church. Interment will be in Chinquapin Cemetery. Among Mr. Ainsworth’s survivors are his wife, June Ainsworth, of San Augustine, one daughter, Julie Ainsworth, of Fort Worth, three sons, Rodney, Lloyd, and Troy Ainsworth, all three of San Augustine, one brother, Nolan Ainsworth, of Zavalla, and one sister, Ann Fonesca, of Houston.


Ione Elizabeth Patterson-McCauley
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 97 year old, Ione Elizabeth Patterson-McCauley, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from five to seven o’clock. Among Mrs. McCauley’s survivors are two sons, Robert Wayne “Bob” McCauley, of Garrison, and Wiley Hayden “Buzz” McCauley, of Canton, and one sister, Jewell Fay Patterson-Moore, of Garrison.


Glenn Jackson
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 24 year old, Glenn Jackson, of Lufkin. He was a native of San Augustine.


02/021/06

Clyde Allen
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 93 year old, Clyde Allen, of Broaddus. Graveside services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock at Broaddus Cemetery. Among Mr. Allen’s survivors are his wife, Alma Lorraine Allen, of Broaddus, two sons, Thomas Wayne Allen, of Houston, and Michael Earl Allen, of Oklahoma, one stepdaughter, Kitty Lorraine Washam-Miller, of Smithville, and one stepson, Thomas Lee Washam, of Pitkin, Louisiana.


Sandra Davis
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 55 year old, Sandra Davis, of Tenaha. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery, in Tenaha. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) evening from five until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Ms. Davis’s survivors are her husband, George Davis, of Tenaha, her daughter, Barbara Fulbright, of Center, one sister, Sharon Cockrell, of Center, and three brothers, Donald Hicks, of Tenaha, Gary Hicks, of Arkansas, and Leonard Leslie Hicks Junior, of California.


Robert Smith
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 96 year old, Robert Smith, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, in Timpson. Interment will follow in Smyrna Cemetery. Among Mr. Smith’s survivors are his wife, Lucille Smith, of Timpson, three daughters, Virginia Dews, of Tyler, Rita Davis, of Mount Enterprise, and Ivenell Hart, of Henderson, four sons, Robert Earl Smith Junior, Ed Perry Smith, Ed Wayne Smith, and Jimmy Smith, all four of Garrison, and one brother, R. E. Smith, of Pineland.

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01/31/06

J.L. "Jim" Battles
Funeral services for J.L. "Jim" Battles of Nacogdoches will be 2 pm Thursday, February 2, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Tracy Wright and Bro. Steve Noble to officiate. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Jim Battles went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 31, 2006 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 11, 1927 in San Augustine County to the late Marvin & Della Dillard Battles. He retired from Tipton Ford after 32 years in sales. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Center. Mr. Battles was a dedicated, hardworking, honest man who instilled those values in the many lives he touched. He was ddicated to his Lord and this was evident in his life to the very end. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister, Inis Chandler. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Melba Hughes Battles of Nacogdoches. Children: Dennis & Debbie Battles of Wichita, Kansas, Ricky & Beverly Battles of Nacogdoches, Joy & Dean Scarborough of Nacogdoches, Linda & Douglas Raymond of Lindale, Gay & Chuck McDonald of Jefferson, Sonda & B.J. Gross of Martinsville, Shane & Sheri Battles of Longview, Sean & Amanda Battles of Nacogdoches, 19 Grandchildren, Bryan & Susan Battles, Tammy & Cody Martin, Amanda & Zach Williford & Matthew Battles, Jason, Brandon & Hunter Scarborough, Kennon & Austin Raymond, Misty, Alena & Grace McDonald, Conor & Magen Gross, Lauren & Kylie Battles, Tori & Cole Battles, 3 Great Grandchildren: Carter, Logan & Maverick Martin, Brooke Scarborough & Ashelby Battles, 3 Brothers, D.L. & Laveren Battles of Center, Clayton & Georgia Battles of Henderson, Frank & Louise Battles of Tyler, 1 Sister: Thelma Bracken of Cordova, Nebraska,
He was a loving husband, father, papaw, and friend and will be greatly missed until we meet again. Pallbearers: Grandsons: Matthew Battles, Jason Brandon & Hunter Scarborough, Sons-in-law B.J. Gross & Dean Scarborough, Honorary Pallbearers will be the First Assembly of God, Center, Tx. Board Members.


Doris Miller
Services for 88 Year old, Doris Miller, of Natchitoches, will be held this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at the First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches, with burial to follow. Mrs. Miller is the wife of the late T. L. Miller, formerly of Center, and the sister of the late, T. G. Carroll, of Center.


01/30/06

Betty Lou McBride
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 73 year old, Betty Lou McBride, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at one o’clock at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in McRae Cemetery. Among Ms. McBride’s survivors are her husband, Elmer McBride, of San Augustine, one son, Larry McBride, of San Augustine, one daughter, Linda Hill, of San Augustine, and two sisters, Sue Sirmons, of Silsbee, and Joy Massey, of Houston.


Dale O'Brien Birdwell
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 46 year old, Dale O’Brien Birdwell, of Lufkin. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Chinquapin Baptist Church. Burial will be in Chinquapin Cemetery. Among Mr. Birdwell’s survivors are his parents, Carl O. and Helen Birdwell, of San Augustine, one sister, Carla Ladner, of Lufkin, and two brothers, Mark Birdwell, of San Augustine, and Glen Birdwell, of McKinney.


Eugene Ray Downs
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 74 year old, Eugene Ray Downs, of Broaddus. Memorial services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 6:30 at Long Pines Baptist Church. Mr. Downs’ body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Poweltown Volunteer Fire Department, care of Danny Wilson, Route One Box 480, Broaddus, Texas 75929.Among Mr. Downs survivors are his wife, Sue Downs, of Broaddus, one daughter, Debbie Rose, of Oklahoma, three stepdaughters, Debbie Roberts, of Colorado, Tammy Lawson, of Oklahoma, and Marilyn Callaway, of Broaddus, and three sisters, Alverda Crain, Maxine Buck, and Dorothy Nelson, all three of Oklahoma.


01/29/06

Shirley D. Webb
Shirley D. Webb, 70, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2006 in Mansfield, Louisiana. She was born December 29, 1935 in Joaquin, Texas. Mrs. Webb was employed as a waitress. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Stonewall, Louisiana. Mrs. Webb had been a resident of Stonewall since 1998. Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Head officiating. Interment to follow at the Allen Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. Survivors Include: Husband: Jimmy Webb of Stonewall, Louisiana. Daughters: Sue Redwine and husband John of Bossier, Louisiana and Becky Brooks and husband Paul of Logansport, Louisiana. Son: Ricky Smith and wife Monica of Joaquin. Grandchildren: Blake Bedsole, Kit Kitchens, Mathew Smith and Keisi Smith. Sisters: Jean Sorsby of Huxley, Mildred Farey of California and Merle Jones of California. Brother: R.D. Strong of Center. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Preceded in death by her parents and brothers,, Bobby Strong ,Alveton Strong, Robert "Tibo" Talmadge Strong.. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday, January 30, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center.


Iris Gregg
Iris Gregg, 54, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2006 in Center. She was born June 2, 1951 in Waco, Texas to Travis Cantrell and Dorthy Juanita Smith Cantrell. Mrs. Gregg was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Center. Graveside services will be at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Roland "Buddy" Gray and Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Effinger, Gary Effinger, Dough Effinger, James, Effinger, James Degaugh, Jeffery Lawson, Tyler Gregg and Austin Gray. Survivors include: Husband, Robert Gregg of Center. Son: Marty W. Gregg and wife Jackie of Center. Daughters: Tina Kim Grammer and husband Jamie of Center. Martha Juanita Rose and husband Keith of Huntington. Grandchildren: Toby Fleming, Jada Gregg, Jeremiah Gregg and Austin Gray. Sisters: Ann Peters and husband Bill of Flowerine Louisiana and Sherlene Cantrell of Conroe. Brothers: Robert Effinger and wife Laurie of Houston, Gary Effinger and wife Cindy of Conroe, Dough Effinger of Marble Falls, James Effinger and wife Debra of Plano. Stepmother: Peggy Cantrell of Center. Father in law and mother in law: Charles and Alma Gregg of Center. Brother in law: Wesley Gregg of Conroe. Special Friends: Jeanie Degaugh of Center and Joyce Hamm of Conroe. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Mother: Dorthy Cantrell, Father: Travis Cantrell and Three Brothers: Riley Cantrell, Dicky Cantrell and William Travis Cantrell. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday, January 30, 2006 at Watson and Son Funeral Home in Center.


01/27/06

Gazella White Boothe
Hicks Mortuary and Singleton Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Gazella White Boothe, a native of Shelby County. Memorial services will be this afternoon at three o’clock, at All Faiths Chapel at Prairie View University. Funeral Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Saint Francis Episcopal Church at Prairie View A & M University. Among Mrs. Boothe’s survivors are three sisters, Eulalia Bonner and Odie Mae Garrett, both of Alabama, and Ovetta Pettie, of Brenham, and one brother, Cohron White, of Marshall.


Mary Ann Richards-Newman
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Mary Ann Richards-Newman, of Cushing. Services will be Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Saturday) evening from five until seven o’clock at Garrison funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LifeCare Hospice, in Nacogdoches. Among Mrs. Newman’s survivors are her husband, D. H. Newman, of Cushing, one son, Earl Lee Newman, of Trinity, and two daughters, Kathy Lunsford, of Garrison, and Ludie Dees, of Cushing.


01/26/06

Leon Bittick
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 86 year old, Leon Bittick, of Lufkin. Services will be this (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock at Mangum Chapel. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery. Among Mr. Bittick’s survivors are his wife, Marie Coe Bittick, of Lufkin, his son, Tommy Bittick, of New Iberia, and one sister, Syble Bradshaw, of Kilgore.


01/25/06

Ethel F. Piersall Prather
Ethel F. Piersall Prather, 90, of Mamou, Louisiana passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2006 in Center. Funeral Services, under the direction of Ardoin Funeral Home, will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2006 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou, Louisiana with Father Bob Courville officiating. Interment to follow at New St. Ann’s Cemetery, also in Mamou, Louisiana. Survivors Include: Daughters: Judy Piersall Dupre & husband Gordon on Tenaha Janice Piersall Fontenot of Mamou, Louisiana Step-Daughters: Anna Lee Prather of Houma, Louisiana Linda Doucet of Mamou, Louisiana Step-Daughter-in-Law: Brenda Prather of Iota, Louisiana Brothers: Delton Fontenot of Houston, Texas Sisters: Ena Sliman of Eunice, Louisiana Loza Fontenot of Moss Bluff, Louisiana 4 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren 6 Step-Grandchildren 8 Step-Great-Grandchildren Preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert Piersall; her second husband, Clyde Prather; and one daughter, Jane Piersall - Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at Ardoin Funeral Home of Mamou, Louisiana


Mrs. Josie B. Jones
Percy Garner and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Mrs. Josie B. Jones, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Mount Horeb Baptist Church. Interment will be in Haley Bush Cemetery. A wake will be held Friday evening from seven until nine o’clock at Garner Chapel. Among Mrs. Jones’ survivors are two daughters, Vonzella Garner, of San Augustine, and Marva J. Roach, of Tyler, two sons, James A. Jones, of San Augustine, and Johnny D. Jones, of Tyler, and one brother, Otis Wade, of Tyler.


Alvin Lajayden Tayshawn Smith
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for four-month-old Alvin Lajayden Tayshawn Smith, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel. Among Alvin Lajaden Tayshawn Smith’s survivors are his father and mother, Alvin Smith, Junior, of San Augustine and Maria Ratcliff, of Center, one sister, LaJade Ratcliff, of Center, his grandparents, Alvin Smith, Senior, of Center, and Shenet Edwards Smith, of San Augustine, and his great grandparents, Rubert Edwards, Junior, of San Augustine, Calvin Edwards, Macel Brock and Mozelle Smith, all of Center.


01/24/06

Steven James
Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 40 year old, Steven James, of Baton Rouge, and a native of Hemphill. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon at Macedonia Cemetery. Among Mr. James’ survivors are his mother, Arma James, of Hemphill, two brothers, Timothy James, of Hemphill, and Donald James, of Nacogdoches, and three sisters, Mary Brown, of Arizona, and Linda and Ida James, both of Nacogdoches.


01/23/06

Jerry Lynn Thompson
Jerry Lynn Thompson, 52, of Center, passed away Monday, January 23, 2006 in Nacogdoches. Jerry was born August 25, 1953 in Center, Texas to John Elvin and Lois Joplin Thompson. He was a residential contractor. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Pallbearers will be Marcus Thompson, Ron Graves, Gregg Brown, John Yarbrough, David Lilly and Robert Ellis. Survivors include: Sons: Sean Thompson of Huntsville and Patrick Thompson of Longview. Mother Lois Thompson of Center. Brother, John W. Thompson and wife Kay of Carthage. A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and host of friends. Preceded in death by father, John Elvin Thompson. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm. Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Rowndie Ebert Holeman
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 58 year old, Rowndie Ebert Holeman, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at First Baptist Church of Garrison. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Monday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to LifeCare Hospice, in Nacogdoches. Among Mr. Holeman’s survivors are his wife, Terrie Holeman, of Garrison, three sons, Shane, Troy and Travis Holeman, all three of Garrison, and his mother, Mary Ellen Holeman, of Nacogdoches.

Mrs. Josie B. Jones
Percy Garner and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 89 year old, Mrs. Josie B. Jones, of San Augustine.

Aaron "Son" Pitts
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 74 year old, Aaron “Son” Pitts, of Center. Services will be Thursday afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery. Among Mr. Pitts’ survivors are his wife, Annie Mae Pitts, three sons, Lester, Jackie L. and James Pitts, five daughter, Sheila Wilson, Cassandra Pitts, LaTonya Pitts, Sophie Warren, and Kelly Watts, three brothers, James Robert Pitts, of Center, Travis Pitts, of California, and Tony Kindle, of Orange, and two sisters, Elma Christene, of Houston, and Corene Davis, of Center.


01/21/06

Jacky Covington
Jacky Covington, 70, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, January 20, 2006 in Shreveport. He was born September 14, 1935 in Shelby County, Texas to Alton E. Covington, Sr. and Ima Hairgrove Covington. Mr. Covington served in the US Army and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Funeral Services will be at 2 pm on Monday, January 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Pallbearers will be John Gray Sr. , John Gray Jr, Mike Baldwin, Sam Baldwin, Johnny Paxton, Dude Jones and Justin Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Griffin and James Gordon. Survivors Include: Sons, Jay Covington of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jody Covington & wife Summer of Joaquin. Daughter: Inee Cowdin and husband Son of Grand Cane, Louisiana. Grandchildren, Heidi Cowdin, Codi Cowdin, Harli Cowdin, Katie Covington, Madolyn Covington and Jacy Covington. Brother: James Covington of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mother of his children: Barbara Covington Dean of Bismark, Arkansas. Preceded in death by his parents & one son, Gregory Lynn Covington. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


01/20/06

Estell Ramey
Estell Ramey, 69, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 2006. Mrs. Ramey was born July 18, 1936 in Gilmer Texas to Joseph Marcus Eugene Smith and Vannie Estell Bennett Smith. She was a homemaker and loving wife to her husband, Billy for 55 years. Funeral Services will be Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Survivors Include: Husband, Billy Ramey of Center, Son, Jessie Ramey of Longview, Granddaughter, Stephanie Ramey and Zachary Peters of Longview, Grandsons, David Ramey & wife Emily of Longview, Michael Ramey of Longview, Sisters, Martha Etta Beavers & husband Clyde of Georgetown, Louisiana and Debra Smith of Longview. Brothers, Paul Eugene Smith & wife Sue of Houston, Joseph "J.W." Smith & wife Susan of Ontario, Canada.. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Ernest Cary Askew
Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, in Groves, announces services for 92 year old, Ernest Cary Askew, of Port Arthur, who was born in Center. Burial will take place today (Friday) at one o’clock, at Clever Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.


Doretha Yarbrough
Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 74 year old, Doretha Yarbrough, of Garrison. Her body has been cremated. Among Ms. Yarbrough’s survivors are her son Roger Jordan, of Houston, three brothers, R. L. Keels, Kenneth Keels, and Gene Keels, all three of Terrell, one sister, Jo Ann Hargett, of Hockley, and a special friend, Tommie Methvin, of Timpson


01/19/06

Reuben Jones
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 61 year old, Reuben Jones, of Dallas, originally from San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, in Dallas. Interment will be in the D-F-W National Cemetery. Visitation will be held today at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home in Dallas. Among Mr. Jones’ survivors are his wife, Mildred Jones, one son, Anthony Jones, one daughter, Sonya Jones, all three of Dallas, his mother and step-father, Birdie Mae Netherly-Moore, and D. L., of San Augustine, one brother, Frederick Moore, of Nacogdoches, and four sisters, Jennifer Empy and Mary Green, both of Dallas, Pamela Garret, of Mesquite, and Barbara Burrell, of The Colony.


Gladys Woods
Mangum Funeral Home announces the passing of 82 year old, Gladys Woods, of Center. There will be no services; her body has been cremated. Among Ms. Woods’ survivors is her daughter, Sheri Aitken, of Florida.


01/18/06

Benny Grant
Benny Grant, Age 73, of Huxley, Tx. passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at his residence in Huxley. Memorial Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley. He was born July 15, 1932 to the late Forrest Grant & Sarah Neill Grant. He served in the military for 5 years and worked in civil service for the Federal Government for 38 years. He is survived by : Wife, Rita Grant of Huxley. Numerous Nieces and Friends. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Mary Creech Boozer
Mary Creech Boozer, Age 96, formerly of Tyler, Passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2006 in Ft. Worth, Tx. She is a retired homemaker. Graveside services will be Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at 11 am at Shelbyville Cemetery. She is survived by Daughter: Mary Frizzell of Ft. Worth. Grandchildren: Lea Tipps, Sherry Hopson, Don Frizzell & Clyde Frizzell. 9 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Lila Mae Jimmerson Schwartz
Lila Mae Jimmerson Schwartz, 80, of Dayton died Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, January 19, 2006 at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church in Kenefick and graveside services to be held at 2 pm Friday, January 20, 2006, at the Old Center Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton and another visitation will be held Friday from nine a.m. until noon at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Services are under the direction of Pace Stancil Funeral Home of Dayton. Lila Mae was born January 31, 1925, in Joaquin to parents Dewey Ellen Ward Jimmerson and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 12 years. She was a homemaker, member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, and enjoyed embroidery, quilting, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Schwartz was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Bobby G. Schwartz, son: Timothy Hooper, father in law, Richard Oiler, sister Nina Lee Lindsey, and brother, Dewey I. Jimmerson, . Among Mrs. Schwartz’s survivors are her daughter, Martha E. Burch, and husband Charles of Dayton, four sons, Bobby D. Schwartz, and wife Betty of Pearland, Ernie D. Schwartz, and wife Cathy of Texas City, Duane Hooper, and wife Renne of Houston, and Gerald G. Hooper, and wife Linda of Deer Park. Mother in law, Maxine Schwartz Oiler of Peoria, and two sisters, Irene Davis, of Joaquin, and Esther Burt, of San Angelo. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


John Henry "Heavey" Biggers
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 84 year old, John Henry “Heavy” Biggers, of Galveston, originally from San Augustine. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, in Galveston. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) from four until eight p.m. at E. R. Johnson Mortuary, in Galveston. The Body will lie in state at Taylor Tabernacle in San Augustine on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. and interment will be in Thompson Cemetery, in Shelbyville. Among Mr. Biggers’ Survivors are one son, George Oliphant, of Houston, two daughters, Yvonne Montgomery, of Waco, and Johnnie Marie Pogue, of Philadelphia, one sister, Elizabeth Young, of Angleton, and one brother, Jerry Biggers, of Galveston.


Richard Maxey
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 94 year old, Richard Maxey, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Roberts Baptist Church. Interment will be in Roberts cemetery. A Wake will be held Friday night from seven until nine o’clock, at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mr. Maxey’s survivors are his wife, Bertha J. Maxey, of San Augustine, one son, Richard Christopher Maxey, of Kountze, three daughters, Sallie Sigler, of Nacogdoches, Bertha Duffy, of San Augustine, and Annie Peters, of San Antonio, and one sister, Mary Ann Johnson, of San Augustine.


Mary Hewett
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 65 year old, Mary Hewett, of Houston. Services will be Saturday, at noon, at True Vine Baptist Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Rocky Mount Cemetery. Among Mrs. Hewett’s survivors are one son, Dexter Earl Hewett, of Houston, and her mother, Caroline Williams, of Houston.


Reuben Jones
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 61 year old, Reuben Jones, of Dallas, originally from San Augustine. Mr. Jones is the son of Mrs. Birdie Mae Moore. Arrangements will be announced alter.


01/17/06

Ernest Drue Mills
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Ernest Drue Mills, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Memorial Garden. Among Mr. Mills’ survivors is a sister, Ruth Ann, of Wisconsin.


01/16/06

Charles L. Tindol
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 95 year old, Charles L. Tindol, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 10:30, at Mangum Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Herman Cemetery. Among Mr. Tindol’s survivors are three daughters, Joyce Winfree, of San Antonio, Jeanie Opincar, of Oregon, and Carolyn Evans, of Center, two brothers, Chuck Tindol, and James “Jim” Tindol, of Center, and one sister, Mary Ann Tindol.


Clifford, Jenkins
Community Funeral Home of center, announces services for 83 year old, Clifford, Jenkins, of Tenaha. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Friendship Bobo Church. Interment will be in Jenkins Memorial Cemetery. Among Mr. Jenkins’ survivors are his wife, Louisa Jenkins, of Tenaha, three sons, Rochester Jenkins, of Tenaha, Calvin Jenkins, California, and Willis Grace, of Oklahoma, and four daughters, Legatha Demings, of Joaquin, Rosie A. Drake, California, Vivian Patrick-LeBlanc, of California, and Barbara Sanchez, of Tenaha.


Gladys Bridges
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 99 year old, Gladys Bridges, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at First Christian Church. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be this (Monday) evening from six until nine o’clock. Among Ms. Bridges’ survivors is her daughter, Judy Rushing, of Center.


Thomas Glenn Eddins
Wyman Roberts announces pending services for 51 year old, Thomas Glenn Eddins, of Nacogdoches.


Richard Maxey
Garners and Sons Mortuary announces services for 94 year old, Richard Maxey, of San Augustine


01/15/06

Essie Warr Stanfield
Essie Warr Stanfield, 90, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006 in Center. She was born September 20, 1915 in the Aiken Community to Robert "Bob" Warr and Mattie Fountain Warr. Mrs. Stanfield was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She had been a member of the Order of The Eastern Star for over fifty years. Mrs. Stanfield was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, January 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Eddie Mahan, Bro. Lee Mahan and Bro. Gordon Vaugn officiating. Interment to follow at Salem Cemetery in Shelby County. Pallbearers will be Steve Stanfield, Adam Stanfield, Rodger Dale McClain, Kenneth Ray Stanfield, Sammy Mahan and Jerry Mahan. Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Faubion, Bill Stanfield, Richard Stanfield, Keith Walker and Douglas Lamm. Survivors Include: Son: Robert Edwin Stanfield & wife Melissa of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Grandchildren: Carla Jena Meshell and husband Ernest of Center. Richard McGee of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Stever Stanfield and wife Molly of Concord, North Carolina, Adam Stanfield of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Leigh Anne Stanfield of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Great Grandchildren: Sasha Stefenko of Concord, North Carolina, Emma Stanfield of Concord, North Carolina, Wesley Faubion and wife Shana of Center, Jessica McKinney of Hull. Great Grandchildren: Kayden Michael Faubion of Center. Brother: Hooker Warr of Nacogdoches. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by : Husband, Ernest Perry Stanfield, Daughter, Ernestine Stanfield, and Grandson, Vince Davila. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Michael James Massey
Michael James Massey, 47, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006 in Center. He was born September 27, 1958 in Nurnberg, Germany to J.B. Massey Jr. and Emma E. Becker Massey. Mr. Massey was a self employed truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith and loved outdoor sports, especially fishing and camping. Memorial services will be at 2 pm on Monday, January 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Benny Serrano, Efrein Serrano, Jason Massey, Jack Massey, Keith Webb and Daniel O'Rear. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Serrano family at 386 CR 1548 Center, Texas 75935. Survivors Include: Wife Jeannie Serrano Massey, Daughter, Monica Massey of Lufkin, Sons, Jessie B. Massey of Nacogdoches, Stephen Serrano of Nacogdoches, Parents, Emma E. and J.B. Massey Jr. Brothers: Troy Massey and wife Betty of Center, Charles Massey and wife Vicki of Texarkana, Sisters: C.Sue Lamonte and husband Mark of Nacogdoches, Hazel Massey Molandes of Jefferson. Numerous nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Special Companion, his pet dog, Mava, Preceded in death by brother, Jack L. Massey of Center.


Etta Armstreet Risinger
Etta Armstreet Risinger, 97, of Patroon, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2006 in San Augustine. She was born July 26, 1908 in Shelby County, Texas to Jim Armstreet and Emma Denby Armstreet. Mrs Risinger was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a long time member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment to follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelby County. Pallbearers will be Glynn Hughes, Mark Hughes, Kyle Hughes, Mickey Smith, Stevie Smith, and Paul Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mrs. Risinger's great grandsons. Survivors include: Children: LaRea Hughes and husband O.D. Hughes of Longview, Robert Risinger and wife Betty of Patroon, Ruth Smith and husband Larmar of Patroon, Juanita Smith and husband Tommy of Pinland. Grandchildren: Glynn Hughes of Longview, Mark Hughes of Longview, Kyle Hughes of Longview, Cheryl Green of Dallas, Shelley Trump of Orange, Mickey Smith of Patroon, Stevie Smith of Joaquin, Terri Tompkins of Patroon, Paul Smith of Conroe and Aimee Johnson of Pineland. 32 Great Grandchildren and 10 Great Great Grandchildren. Brother in law: Benny Buckley of Orange, Sister in laws Ruth Armstreet of Orange, and Dorothy Armstreet of Texas City. Numerous nieces and nephews. A Host of Friends. Preceded in death by; husband Johnny Risinger, Two Grandchildren, James Royce Risinger and Thomas Richard Risinger. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Monday, January 16, 2006 at Waston & Son Funeral Home in Center.


01/13/06

Glen "J. P." Parks
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 50 year old, Jerry Glen “J.P.” Parks, of Nacogdoches. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at True Vine Baptist Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Redland Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) afternoon and evening from two until seven o’clock at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mr. Parks’ survivors are one son, Jerry glen Parks, Junior, of Burkeville, three daughters, Keisha Davis, of San Augustine, and Nicole Parks and Aaliyaa Daniels, both of Nacogdoches, his father, Laurice Parks, of San Augustine, one sister, Barbara Ann Edwards, of San Augustine, and five brothers, Maurice Parks, of San Augustine, Vernon Parks and Billy Curl, both of Nacogdoches, and Steve and Darrett Parks, both of Shelbyville.


Dixie Rector
Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 64 year old, Dixie Rector, of Center.


Thomas E. "Ted" Taylor Jr.
Taylor Funeral Home announces pending services for 80 year old, Thomas E. “Ted” Taylor, Junior, of Timpson.


01/12/06

Berlin Dennis
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 64 year old, Berlin Dennis, of Center. Services will be Sunday afternoon at Saint John Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint John Cemetery. Among Mr. Dennis’ survivors are two brothers, Billy Thomas, of Center, and Maxie Richard, of Lufkin, and two sisters, Nancy Robinson, of Houston, and Perillia White, of Shelbyville.


Clifford Jenkins
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 83 year old, Clifford Jenkins, of Tenaha. Services will be Monday afternoon at one o’clock, at Friendship Bobo Church. Interment will be in Jenkins Memorial Cemetery, in Tenaha. Among Mr. Jenkins’ survivors are his wife, Louisa Jenkins, of Tenaha, three sons, Rochester Jenkins, of Tenaha, Calvin Jenkins, California, and Willis Grace, of Oklahoma, and four daughters, Legatha Demings, of Joaquin, Rosie A. Drake, California, Vivian Patrick-LeBlanc, of California, and Barbara Sanchez, of Tenaha.


01/09/06

Auvis Maudell Fleer
Taylor Funeral Home announces services were held yesterday (Sunday) for 83 year old, Auvis Maudell Fleer, of Timpson. Services and interment were at Corinth Cemetery. Among Ms. Fleer’s survivors are her son, William S. Fleer, of Washington, and her daughter, Alice Vaughn, of Timpson.

Bobby G. "Grandpa" Schwartz
Bobby G. "Grandpa" Schwartz, 75, of Dayton, died Sunday, January 8, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church in Kenefick. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm. Monday at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Graveside services to be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the Old Center Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held from 9 am to 12 pm, Wednesday, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Bobby was born March 28, 1930 in Harrisburg, Illinois to parents: Richard and Maxine Schwartz Oiler, a former resident of Center, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 12 years. He was a retired electrician foreman for Armco Steel of Greens Bayou, member and Deacon of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, and enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Schwartz was preceded in death by his father: Richard Oiler. Survivors:. Wife of 44 years: Lila M. Jimmerson Schwartz of Dayton. Daughter: Martha E. Burch and husband Charles of Dayton. Sons: Bobby D. Schwartz and wife Betty of Pearland. Ernie D. Schwartz and wife Cathy of Texas City, Duane Hooper and wife Rene of Houston, Gerald G. Hooper and wife Linda of Deer Park. Mother: Maxine Schwartz Oiler of Peoria, Illinois, Brother: Dean Hohimer of Pekin, Illinois, Sister: Barbara Clarkston of Pekin, Illinois, Kay Cataldo of Newport, Florida, Wanda Gray of Brandon, Illinois, Becky Moore of Pekin, Illinois. Also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Fleta Kaufman Lincoln
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 83 year old, Fleta Kaufman Lincoln, of Shelbyville. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at Carroll Chapel C-M-E. Interment will be in Carroll Chapel Cemetery. Among Ms. Lincoln’s survivors is one brother, C. D. Kaufman, of Shelbyville.

Tracy Lynn Ochoa
Tracy Lynn Ochoa, 37, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday January 6, 2006. She was born January 17, 1968 in Vivian, Louisiana to Rosalio Ochoa and Charlotte Iles Ochoa. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Toledo Bend Baptist Mission in Huxley with Bro. Jack Forbes officiating. Among Ms. Ochoa’s survivors are one son, Zane Ochoa, her parents, Rosalio and Charlotte Ochoa, all three of Huxley, and one brother, Tony Ochoa, of Shreveport. Grandparents: Raymond and Mary Ellen Iles of Vivian, Louisiana. Also a number of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Discoveries Class at Smyrna Baptist Church, Huxley.


01/06/06

Forrest Hailey
Forrest Hailey, 69, of Magee, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2006 in Center. He was born January 13, 1936 in Shelby County, Texas to James Hailey and I.O. Crawford Hailey. He served his country in the United States Military while enlisted in the Air Force. He was a Baptist by faith and member of Goshen Baptist Church. He worked many years and retired as a supervisor from Magna Tech Manufacturing Co. in Magee. Mr. Hailey also served as Sports Editor for the Magee Courier for many years, in following his love for sports he had served as umpire for MS Baseball for 50 years.
Funeral services will be held at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee Mississippi, 10am on Saturday, January 7, 2006. Interment to follow at Magee City Cemetery. Survivors Include: Wife, Geraldine Hailey of Magee, Mississippi, Son, Lance Haynes & wife Jessica of Magee, Mississippi, Grandson, Landon Hayes of Magee, Mississippi, Granddaughter, Addyson Hayes of Magee, Mississippi. Sisters, Lucille Davis of Timpson and Hester Hardy of Carthage. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Daughter, Lynn Hailey Brown, Brothers, Buck Hailey and Bill Hailey. Sister, Wanda Hailey, his mother and father in law Lester and Bessie Walker and one brother in law, Allen Herchenhan.


James Bruce Scarber
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, James Bruce Scarber, of Mesquite, and formerly of Huxley. Graveside services will be today (Friday) at noon, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Among Mr. Scarber’s survivors are one son, James Scarber, of Mesquite, and one brother, Prentice Scarber, of Orange


Vera Louise Glaze Paxton
Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport announces services for 73 year old, Vera Louise Glaze Paxton, of Joaquin. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wimberly Cemetery, in Huxley. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from five until eight o’clock, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Among Ms. Paxton’s survivors are two sons, Harold Glenn Glaze, of Joaquin, and Johnny Wayne Glaze, of Center, two daughters, Kay Bates, of Joaquin, and Diane Wilkerson, of Atlanta, Texas, one sister, Avis Hanson, of Galloway, and two brothers, Tommy Parker, of Lufkin, and Johnny Parker, of Joaquin.


01/05/06

Sebastian Carrier
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 79 year old, Sebastian Carrier, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. A Rosary will be held tomorrow (Friday) evening beginning at seven o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens. Among Mr. Carrier’s survivors are his wife, Carol Carrier, of Center, two sons, Ronald Carrier, of Marksville, Louisiana, and Donald Clark, of Houston, one daughter, Mary Hagler, of San Augustine, three brothers, Patrick, Rayland, and Norbert Carrier, and one sister, Mary Ann Hanks, all four of Louisiana.


01/04/06

Gary Wilburn
Gary Wilburn, 59, of Joaquin, passed away January 3, 2006 in Houston. He was born September 14, 1946 in Shelby County, Texas to Walter Wilburn and Cynthia Payne Wilburn. Mr. Wilburn served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a helicopter crewman. He was a maintenance foreman at Fluor in Tatum and was of Baptist faith. Graveside services will be at 2 pm Friday, January 6, 2006 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Pallbearers will be Larry Hennigan, Jimmy Snider, Aubrey Wilson, Jeffery Wilburn, Ronald Wilburn and Tommy Spurlock. Survivors: Wife, Betty Hennigan Wilburn of Joaquin, Sons, Brad Wilburn & wife Kasi of Humble, Jon Wilburn & wife Mary of Channelview and Kerry Hinton of Baytown. Daughters, Angela Ridenour & husband J.W. of Humble, Melissa Wilburn of Splendora and Courtney Turner & husband Brett of Baytown. 7 Grandchildren. Sisters, Louise Wagstaff & husband Earl of Shelbyville, Judy Scarborough & husband Danny of Shelbyville. Brothers, Bobby Wilburn & wife Cora of Joaquin, Gerald Wilburn & wife Barbara of Orange, Price Wilburn & wife Donna of Center, and Elmer Ray Wilburn & wife Johnnie of Orange. Preceded in death by parents and an infant son. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, January 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Mary Lucille Reed
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 62 year old, Mary Lucille Reed, of Center. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at East Hamilton Baptist Church. Interment will be in Brittain Creek Cemetery. Among Ms. Reed’s survivors are three sons, Melvin Jackson, of Lufkin, Tony Garrett, of Tenaha, and Eric Garrett, of Center, and three daughters, Gloria Garrett, of Center, Marvies Riggins, of Carthage, and Machell Hubbard, of Center.


C.J. Johnson
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 62 year old, C. J. Johnson, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Bennett Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Brittain Creek Cemetery. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are his mother, Ellawee Doll-Johnson, his wife, Gloria Nell Johnson, four daughters, Gloria Johnson and Kim Nobles, both of Center, and Brenda Johnson and Linda Cartwright, both of Shelbyville, and four sons, Jeffery Chumley, of Nacogdoches, Johnny Johnson, of San Augustine, and Lathan and Marcus Johnson, both of Center.


Harvey Leroy Hensley
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending memorial services for 86 year old, Harvey Leroy Hensley, Senior, of Broaddus. Among Mr. Hensley’s survivors are his wife, Helen Hensley, of Broaddus, one daughter, Rita Gregg, of Houston, and three sons, Harvey Hensley Junior, of Houston, Danny Hensley, of LaPorte, and Lonnie Hensley, of Huntingto


01/03/06

Robert Dale Heatherly
Robert Dale Heatherly, 72, of Huxley passed away January 3, 2006. Funeral Services pending - Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Gary Wilburn
Gary Wilburn, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Jan. 3, 2006 in Houston. Mr. Wilburn is survived by his wife, Betty Wilburn. Funeral Services are pending - Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Maria Ramirez
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 19 year old, Maria Ramirez, of Center. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Iglesia Bautista Missonera Getsemani. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery. Among Ms. Ramirez’s survivors are her parents, Adan and Victoria Ramirez, of Center, four brothers, Fernando, Silvestre, Hermenejildo, and Adan Ramirez, Junior, all of Center, and her grandparents, Sivestre Ramirez and Amalia Cruz, both of Mexico.


Ronny Snelson
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 55 year old, Ronny Snelson, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from five until seven o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice of Deep East Texas or to Cold Springs Cemetery. Among Mr. Snelson’s survivors are his wife, Janice Snelson, of Garrison, two sons, Jerry and Chad Snelson, both of Garrison, and four sisters, Patsy Hilton, of Ruston, Louisiana, Gale Young, of Avinger, Patricia Edgar, of Tennessee, and LeAnn Shull, of Nacogdoches.


Anzie "Nanny" Hough Baker
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Anzie “Nanny” Hough Baker, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at three o’clock at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Caledonia Cemetery, in Rusk County. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Ms. Baker’s survivors are one son, R. K. Hough, of Lake Murvaul, and two daughters, Geneva Hutto, and Linda Weaver, both of Timpson.


Helen Elaine Perley
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 64 year old, Helen Elaine Perley, of Garrison. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Caledonia Cemetery, in Rusk County. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) from four until nine p.m. Among Ms. Perley’s survivors are two sons, Ronnie Perley, of California, and Andrew Perley, of Nacogdoches, and a special friend, Marvin Hardin, of Garrison.


Lakendrick Tyrell Yarbrough
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 15 year old, Lakendrick Tyrell Yarbrough, of Timpson. Services will be Thursday afternoon at one o’clock, at First Assembly of God Church in Timpson. Interment will be in Mount Mariah Cemetery, in Timpson. Among Lakendrick Yarbrough’s survivors are his father, Kenneth Yarbrough, of Nacogdoches, his mother and stepfather, Vickie and Everick Brinson, of Timpson, four brothers, DeEverick Brinson, of Timpson, JaKeithin Yarbrough, of Longview, and Camron and DeAndre Yarbrough, both of Nacogdoches, and one sister, TaKina Yarbrough, of Timpson.


Mary Lucille Reed
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 62 year old, Mary Lucille Reed, of Center.


C. J. Johnson
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 62 year old, C. J. Johnson, of Center.


01/01/06

Gaye Leggett Neel
Gaye Leggett Neel, Age, 84, of College Station, formerly of Joaquin passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2005 in Bryan, Texas. Services will be 3 pm Monday, January 2, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Dr. Phillip Mclarty officiating. Visitation will be Sunday January 1, 2006 at 2 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born December 4, 1921, in Ashton, Texas to Stewart & Cannie Leggett. She is preceded in death by : Father, Stewart Leggett, Mother, Cannie Leggett, Brother, Ray Leggett, Brother, J.C. Leggett, Husband, Marion Everett Neel Sr. and Daughter, Dolorus Beddoe. She is survived by Sister: Joan (Leggett) Dickerson. Sons: Marion Everett Neel Jr. & Wife Sammie of College Station, William Stewart Neel & Wife Debbie of Austin. Son in law: Bob Beddoe of College Station. Grandchildren: Jennifer Neel, JoAnna Knickerbocker, Leslie Neel, and Joe Beddoe. Great Grandchildren: Marcus Knickerbocker & Mason Neel. Pallbearers: Dennis Leggett, Joe Leggett, Bob Dickerson, Bob Plummber, John Garmany & Waynn Bentley.

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12/01/05

Willis Henry Barton
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 68 year old, Willis Henry Barton, of Carthage. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Caledonia Cemetery, in Rusk County. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Barton’s survivors are his wife, Delores Barton, of Pine Hill Community, six sons, Willis Barton, of Brazoria, Richard Barton, of Grandbury, Brian Barton, of Nederland, Anthony Barton, of Freeport, Kevin Barton, of Pine Hill Community, and Dennis Barton, of Woods Community, and three sisters, Juanita Cast, of Freeport, Frances Barr, of Gary, and Katy Elizabeth, of Carthage.


12/02/05

Earline Hanks
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending services for 64 year old, Earline Hanks, of San Augustine. Services will be held at Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church, in San Augustine, but the time and date are still pending. Among Ms. Hanks’ survivors are two sons, Duley Hanks, of Alaska, and Joe David Hanks, of San Augustine, one daughter, Kathy Kilcrease, of Lufkin, and two sisters, Glenda Hathaway, of Austin, and Bonnie Warr, of Pineland.


Glenda Tillman
Glenda "Kay" Tillman, 54, of Center passed away Thursday, December 1, 2005 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. Graveside services will be 2 pm Sunday December 4, 2005 at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday, December 4, 2005 from 11 am until time of service. She was born July 24, 1951 in Lubbock, Texas to the late Richard & Irene Porter Tillman. She is survived by: Daughter & Son in law, Angela & John Raney of New Orleans, 2 Grandchildren: Andy Anderson of New Orleans and Torie Anderson of Burkeville. Sister & Brother in law: Donald & Donna Sanders of Lufkin. Great Nephew: Brandon Weeks of Center. - Mangum Funeral Home.


12/04/05

Eleanor E. Windham
Eleanor E. Windham, 81, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, December 3, 2005 at her residence in Shelbyville. Mrs. Windham was born April 24, 1924 in Galveston to Panlie George Lagoudis and Sadie Croth Calhoun Lagoudis. She worked as a bookkeeper for a bicycle parts distributor. Mrs. Windham was a member of the Glen Rose Baptist Church in Houston. She had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past twenty-four years. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, December 8, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel, Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Survivors include: Husband, Robert B. Windham of Shelbyville, Daughter, June Arlene Cox and husband Ronnie of Moses Lake, Washington. Son Harold Coats and wife Linda of Nacogdoches. Step Daughters, Mary Jo Windham of Iraq and Teresa Kay Guinn of Livingstone. 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. Numerous other relatives. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/05/05

Miss Alicia Nichelle "Big Mama" Crawford
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 29 year old, Miss Alicia Nichelle “Big Mama” Crawford, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove cemetery. Among Miss Crawford’s survivors are one daughter, Sheatouris Crawford, three brothers, Chris Crawford, Arthis Nickerson, and Stacey Crawford, and one sister, Felicia Michelle Crawford, all of Center.


Barbara J. Pointer
Magnum Funeral Home announces services for 72 year old, Barbara J. Pointer, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery. Among Ms. Pointer’s survivors are two sons, Larry Pointer, of Belton, and Ronald Pointer, of Allen.


12/06/05

Mrs. Lucille Garrett
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 80 year old, Mrs. Lucille Garrett, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Blount Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery, in Shelbyville. Among Mrs. Garrett’s survivors are one daughter, Beverly Cartwright, of Center, two brothers, Oscar Casey, of Tenaha, and Preston Casey, of Bay City, and three sisters, Margaret Jackson, and Hazel Johnson, both of Bay City, and Nettie M. Gardner, of Center.


Clifton Alvin “Fatboy” Travis
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 72 year old, Clifton Alvin “Fatboy” Travis, of San Augustine. Graveside services will be this (Tuesday) afternoon at four o’clock, at Pineland Cemetery. Among Mr. Travis’ survivors is his brother Paul Bragg, of Rye.


Martha Loretta Coffee Scott
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 69 year old, Martha Loretta Coffee Scott, of Broaddus. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at Trinity Baptist Church, in Broaddus. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, in San Augustine. Among Ms. Scott’s survivors are her husband, Homer Scott, of Broaddus, three sons, Danny Wade Scott, of Georgia, David Lee Scott, of Broaddus, and Barry Neal Scott, of Georgia, and three daughters, Dena Loretta Williford, of Tyler, Rebecca Lynn Walker, of Brookeland, and Linda Marie Parker, of Broaddus.


W.H."Dub" Emanis
Dickie Allen Funeral Home, in Cushing, announces services for 59 year old, W. H. “Dub” Emanis, of Cushing… but he was born in Center. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at New Faith Church, in Sacul. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at the funeral home in Cushing. Among Mr. Emanis’ survivors are his wife, Annie Fleming Emanis, of Cushing, two daughters, Lacey Dawson and Danelle Emanis, both of Cushing, one son, Dane Emanis, of Cushing, one brother, Charles Emanis, of Arkansas, and two sisters, Judy Ellis, of Houston, and Karol West, of Baytown.


12/07/05

Brenda Sue Fountain Williams
Rosewood Funeral Home, in Porter, announces services for 44 year old, Brenda Sue Fountain Williams, of New Caney. Services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at noon, at Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Rosewood Funeral Home. Among Ms. Williams’ survivors are her parents, Rayford and Frances Fountain, and her sister, Rose Marie Fountain.


12/08/05

Payton Elisabeth Bloom
Kingwood Funeral Home announces graveside services for Payton Elisabeth Bloom, infant daughter of Robert and Amanda Davis Bloom, of Kingwood. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Rosewood Park Cemetery, in Humble. Among Payton Elisabeth Bloom’s survivors are her parents, Robert and Amanda Davis Bloom, of Kingwood, maternal grandparents, Roy and Sandra Davis, of Center, paternal grandparents, Chuck and Jodi Bloom, of Plano, and Carla Bloom, of Conroe, and her aunts, Marlena (Mar-lay-na) Davis, of Center, and Lisa and Kelsey Bloom, of Conroe.


Jacklyn Denise Gipson
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 39 year old, Miss Jacklyn Denise Gipson, of Teague. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Mount Mariah Baptist Church, in Garrison. Interment will be in Mount Mariah Cemetery. Among Miss Gipson’s survivors are her mother, Vernice Gipson, of Centerville, two sons, Artavis Williams and Cordero Bizor, of Teague, five sisters, Carrie Lathan, of Nacogdoches, Lelia Griffith, Dorothy Pettigrew, and Barbara Blackmon, all three of Tyler, and Cynthia Gipson, of Teague, and three brothers, Anthony and Tracy Chimney, both of Tyler, and Willie Gipson, of Dallas.


Mrs. Earsie King Gipson
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending services for 74 year old, Mrs. Earsie King Gipson, of Garrison.


12/09/05

Wendell Lamar Bailey
Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 69 year old, Wendell Lamar Bailey, of Timpson. Full military services will be held on Tuesday, December 20th, at Baton Rouge National Cemetery, at two p.m. Among Mr. Bailey’s survivors are his wife, Claudia Bailey, of Timpson, one sons, Ted Mack, of Tenaha, and one sister and two brothers.


Rosalea Bonner Gray
Rosalea Bonner Gray 86, of Joaquin passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2005. She was born March 21, 1919 in Joaquin, Texas to Rufus Bonner and Alma Cox Bonner. Mrs. Gray was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and owned Gray's Jot'em Down Store for 25 years. Services for Mrs. Gray will be held at 2 pm Sunday, December 11, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rex Gray, Bro. Sam Glover & Bro. Lawrence Thompson officiating. Interment to follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Center, Texas. Survivors Include: Husband, J. Auburn Gray of Joaquin, Son: Johnie Gray & wife Terry Jo of Joaquin, Grandson: Rex Gray & wife Peggy of Irving, Granddaughter: Shannon Rydell & husband David of Midland. 9 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Brothers: James F. Bonner of Shreveport, La. and Haward Bonner & wife Dorothy of Joaquin. Sisters: Mertiemae Westerfled & husband James of Joaquin. and Mildred Ramsey & husband Bill of Joaquin. Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/12/05

Lucille Massey
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 100 year old, Lucille Massey, of Crockett, and formerly of Shelbyville. Graveside services will be this (Monday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be this (Monday) morning from nine until 10 o’clock. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Shelbyville Methodist Church. Among Ms. Massey’s survivors is her daughter, Laverne Tatum, of Crockett.


Rev. Michael J. Edge and wife Marilyn Edge
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Reverend Michael J. Edge, and his wife, 52 year old, Marilyn J. Edge, both of Pearland. The Edges passed away in an auto accident last week in Honduras. Services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock First U-P-C Church, in Pearland. Burial will be Thursday at the Folsom Chapel Cemetery.


Bud Louis McAdams
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 74 year old, Bud Louis McAdams, of Center. Services will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, at Saint Paul Baptist Church. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Among Mr. McAdams’ survivors is one daughter, Minnie Berry, of San Augustine


Terry Stephen Killen
Terry Stephen Killen, 49, of Center passed away Wednesday December 7, 2005 in Lexington Oklahoma. Mr. Killen was born February 18, 1956 in Center, Texas to James A. Killen and Lillie McCauley Killen. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday December 12, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Leonard King officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland in Shelbyville. Pallbearers will be Sonny Harkness, Irvin Jackson, Ricky Harkness, Toby Runnels, Tom White & Carl D. Smith. Survivors Include: Sons: Jamie Killen & wife Miranda of Center, Erik Killen of Center, Terry Killen Jr. of Mooringsport, La. and Robert Short of Mooringsport, La. Daughters: Brandy Killen of Center, and Gina Killen of Mooringsport. Grandchildren: Hunter Killen of Shelbyville, Brooklyn Killen of Shelbyville. Brother: David Killen & wife Ann of Arlington. Special Aunts: Ivaneal King & husband Leonard of Euless and Eilen Burk & husband Sonny of Dectuar. Uncles: Jesse Vail & wife Pat of Dallas, Gene Vail & wife Mary of Shelbyville and Harlon Vail & wife Janet of Dallas. Also many family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, James A. Killen and Lillie Killen. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Sunday, December 11, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/14/05

Britt Annie Freeman
Roseneath Funeral Home of Logansport announces services for 96 year old, Britt Annie Freeman, that’s “Mama Shug,” of Joaquin. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin. Among Ms. Freeman’s survivors are four sons, Billy Freemen, of Tenaha, Charles Freeman, of Frisco, Dale Freeman, of Rockport, and Dennis Freeman, of Logansport.


12/15/05

Kathryn Nickerson
Community Funeral Home of Center, announces services for 60 year old, Kathryn Nickerson, of Tenaha. Services will be Saturday afternoon at three o’clock, at the Center Triumph Church. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Ms. Nickerson’s survivors are two daughters, Rachelle Machelle Lee Nickerson, of Tenaha, and Jennifer Devon Hicks, of Carthage, two sons, Kethral Roberts, of Dallas, and Mac Author Roberts, of Tenaha, and four sisters, Karolyn Carraway, Lorine Hubbard, and Betty Rhodes, all three of Dallas, and Mae Lee Adams, of Tenaha.


12/16/05

Karen Dale Epps
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 59 year old, Karen Dale Epps, of Lafayette, Louisiana. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Hemphill City Cemetery. Among Ms. Epps’ survivors are her husband, Joe Epps, of Lafayette, and one daughter, Daffianne Gil, of Lafayette.


Julia Mae Rogers
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 93 year old, Julia Mae Rogers, of Center, and formerly of Joaquin. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Pine Ridge Cemetery, in Joaquin. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Among Ms. Rogers’ survivors are one daughter, Mildred Sanchez, of Overton, one son, Wayne Prather of California, and two stepdaughters, Clydie Lawson, of Joaquin, and Diane Smith, of Joaquin.


Miss Ebony Nelson
Percy Garner and son Mortuary announces services for 13 year old, Miss Ebony Nelson, of Frankston. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Zion Cemetery, in San Augustine. Among Miss Nelson’s survivors are her parents, Henry Holman and Gloria Holman, both of Frankston, two sisters and three brothers.


Alice Winn
Percy Garner and son Mortuary announces services for 97 year old, Alice Winn, of Hemphill. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Thomas Johnson Church of Christ, in Hemphill. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery, in Hemphill. Among Mrs. Winn’s survivors is one son, Clarence Winn, of Bossier City.


Elijah Williams
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 58 year old, Elijah Williams, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Taylor Tabernacle. Interment will be in Buckley Cemetery. Visitation is today (Friday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his wife, Mary Lee Garrett Williams, of San Augustine, one son, Elijah Williams, of Shreveport, one step-son, Aldrick Garrett, of Killeen, two daughters, Stephanie Williams and Deborah Robertson, both of Shreveport, on brother, David Williams, of Houston, and three sisters, Earline Minor, of Tyler, Elanor Thompson, of Mansfield, and Wanda Thompson, of Georgia.


Joe Fleming
Levingston’s Funeral Home, in Groves, announces services for 70 year old, Joe Fleming, of groves, and formerly of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock at Levingston’s Funeral Home.


12/19/05

Gregory Neal Frame
Gregory Neal Frame, 49, of Center passed away Sunday, December 18, 2005 in Longview. Mr. Frame was born May 15, 1956 in Jacinto City to John Bill Frame and Johnnie Sue Bradshaw Frame. He was a lifelong resident of Center and a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Watson and Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Survivors include: Wife: Gail Frame of Center. Mother: Johnnie Sue Frame of Shelbyville. Sister: Gayla Bright of Gravette, Ark. Brother: Gray Frame & wife Carol of Center. Stepdaughter: Christy Jackson & husband David of Shelbyville. Stepson: Kevin Keys & wife Christy of Center. Step Grandchildren: Dawson Jackson of Shelbyville and Krystal Keys of Center. Special Niece: Shannon of Gravette, Ark. Nieces and Nephews: Shawn , Shane & Brent of Gravette, Ark. and Carol, John and Matt of Center. Numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Preceded in death by father, John Bill Frame. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, December 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Georgia W. Luman
Services were held for 80 year old, Georgia W. Luman, of Timpson, yesterday (Sunday) afternoon at Timpson United Pentecostal Church. Among Ms. Luman’s survivors are her husband, Charlie Luman, of Timpson, and her sister Mary Susan Woods, of Cullen, Louisiana.


Wendell Lamar Bailey
Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 69 year old, Wendell Lamar Bailey, of Timpson. Full military services will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Baton Rouge National Cemetery. Among Mr. Bailey’s survivors are his wife, Claudia Bailey, of Timpson, one son, Ted Mack, of Tenaha, and one sister and two brothers.


12/21/05

Mildred Van Gallera
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 84 year old, Mildred Van Gallera, of Tyler, and formerly of Garrison. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Garrison First Baptist Church or another worthy cause. Among Ms. Van Gallera’s survivors are one son, Robert Van Gallera, of Georgia, and one daughter, Lois Ulsh, of Arp.


Desmond Treymayne "Des" Hamilton
Garner and Son Mortuary and Eternal Rest Funeral Home, in Houston, announces services for 17 year old, Desmond Treymayne “Des” Hamilton, of Houston. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Pisgah Baptist Church, in Broaddus. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery. There will be a wake tomorrow (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Crest Mont Church of Christ, in Houston. Among Mr. Hamilton’s survivors are his mother, Wanda Kaye Williams, of Houston, his father and step-mother, Maury and Vanessa Hamilton, of Michigan, one sister, Riquel Hamilton, of Michigan, and one brother, Miles Hamilton, of Michigan, and his grandparents, Billy and Jolena Williams, of Broaddus, and Rosa A. Hamilton, of Hemphill.


12/23/05

Mrs. Mack Garrison Moore
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 99 year old, Mrs. Mack Garrison Moore, of Garrison. Mrs. Moore was the granddaughter of the founder of the City of Garrison, Captain Jim Garrison. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Garrison First United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Garrison First United Methodist Church or the Garrison School Library, as a memorial to Miss Mack in memory of Dana Stoddard. Among Mrs. Moore’s survivors is one daughter, Rand James, of Dallas.


Christine Watts McClelland
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 77 year old, Christine Watts McClelland, of Todd Springs. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) at noon at Mount Gillion Baptist Church. Interment will be in Rather Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Friday) from nine a.m. to six p.m. at Hicks Mortuary. Among Ms. McClelland’s survivors are one daughter, Linda Blount, of Shelbyville, one son, Aaron McClelland, one sister, Johnnie Fay Gibson, and one brother, Willie T. Watts, all of Houston.


12/27/05

Margie Faulk
Margie Faulk, 63, of Center passed away Monday, December 26, 2005. She was born April 28, 1942 in Newton County, Texas to Roland Wilburn and Veola Martin Wilburn. Mrs. Faulk was a member of the First Baptist Church and Men's Bible Class in Center. She was a retired LVN with over 42 years of service and a lifelong resident of Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at Waston & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith and Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Men's Bible Class, Dustin Wilburn, Michael Stanaland, Kenneth Allen Wilburn. Survivors Include: Husband: Bruce "Lefty" Faulk of Center. Sons: Dennis Hutto & wife Teresa of Baytown, Chester Hutto of Center, Kevin Hutto of Center. Stepdaughter: Dana Faulk of Baton Rouge, La. 8 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Johnnie Snider of Center, Brothers Jesse Wilburn of Nacogdoches, Kenneth Wilburn of Houston. Also numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and a host of friends. Preceded by Mother, Veola Wilburn Furlow, Father, Roland Wilburn, and step father Euell Furlow. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Howard Glenn Hudgins
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 75 year old, Howard Glenn Hudgins, of Timpson. Memorial services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon from one until two o’clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart and Lung Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761. Among Mr. Hudgins survivors are his wife, Barbara Hudgins, of Timpson, and three daughters, Nancy Hudgins, of Pettus, Martha Kleine, of San Antonio, and Carolyn Walker, of Pasadena.


Alvin Watts
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending services for 73 year old, Alvin Watts, of Garrison.


Roger "Ted" Schillings
Roger "Ted" Schillings, 79, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania passed away December 24, 2005. He was the son of A.E. "Eck" and Mary Schillings. Graveside services will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park for friends and family on Friday December 30, 2005 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Luke and Rachel Batten Foundation, PO Box 1526, Cypress, Texas 77410. Visitation will be held from 11 am to 1:30 pm, Friday, December 30, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Dale Robert Price
Delta Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Dale Robert Price, of Redwood City, California. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, at Ramah Cemetery, in Tenaha. Among Mr. Price’s survivors are one son, Robert Dale Price, of Redwood City, California, one daughter, Karen Price-Dunn, of Oklahoma, five brothers, Elbert, Harold, Virgil, Eddie and Franklin Price, all of Arkansas, and one sister, Ruth Minor, of Arkansas.


Kathleen "Kathy" Diamond
Funeral Services for Kathleen "Kathy" Diamond, 61, of Center will be at 11 am today at Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Center. Visitation will be from 8 am to 10:30am today at Mangum Funeral Home, Center. Diamon died Dec. 24, 2005 at Colonial Pines Nursing Home in San Augustine, Born April 12, 1944 in Center she was the daughter of Odis and Betty Tidwell of Center. She was a homemaker. Her husband , Bro Lee Diamond, preceded her in death. Survivors include her parents, sons, Lee Randall Diamond of Lufkin, and David Diamond of Center, a daughter, Erika Diamond of Center, tow sisters, Suzanne Taylor of Dallas and Kelli Carlton of Center. a brother, Mark Tidwell of Center, two grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, Mangum Funeral Home Center.


Tim McKnight
Tim McKnight age 57, of Joaquin passed away Friday, December 23 2005 in Joaquin. He was born, August 5, 1948 in Logansport, La. to Travis McKnight and Winifred McDaniel McKnight. He was a truck driver and worked in the oilfield for 30 years. He was a member of the Willow Grove Community Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Monday, December 26, 2005 at the Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Rev. Mike Rodgers officiating. Survivors include: Wife: Sue McKnight of Joaquin, Son: Jarrett McKnight & wife Nakia of Joaquin, Daughter: Kim Hutto and husband Ronnie of Center. 3 Grandchildren: T.J. McKnight, Jaycee Sueann McKnight and Wade Hutto. Special Cousin: Lonnie Blount and Brother in law: Dick Taylor.


12/28/05

Cyrina Underwood Wilson
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 89 year old, Cyrina Underwood Wilson, of Buffalo and formerly of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Among Ms. Wilson’s survivors are two sisters, Gail Simons and Ollie Janway, both of Louisiana.


Alvin Watts
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 73 year old, Alvin Watts, of Garrison. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Sweet Union Baptist Church, in Garrison. Interment will be in New Liberty Cemetery, in Garrison. Among Mr. Watts’ survivors are two brother-in-laws, Lonnie Yarbrough, of Garrison, and Melvin Thomas, of Nacogdoches


12/29/05

Roger "Ted" Schillings
Roger "Ted" Schillings, 79, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania passed away December 24, 2005. He was born August 26, 1926 in Shelby County, Texas to A.E. "Eck" and Mary Hughes Schilling. Mr. Schillings was a 1943 graduate of Shelbyville High School. He served one year in the Merchant Marines and a year and a half in the Army. He received a B.S. Degree at Texas A&M University in 1950. He then received his Masters Degree in 1953. Mr. Schillings received his P.H.D. from Rutgers University in 1962. He was a biochemist for Wyeth Labs and spent 43 years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Graveside services will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park for friends and family on Friday December 30, 2005 at 2 pm with Bro. Gene Kirkley officiating. Survivors include: Sister: Sybil Shillings Thomas of Center, 2 Nieces and 2 Nephews and Numerous Cousins. Preceded by Sisters, Opal Schillings Askew and Mae Schillings Bridges. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Luke and Rachel Batten Foundation, P.O. Box 1526, Cypress, Texas 77410. Visitation will be held from 11 am to 1:30 pm, Friday December 30, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Leora Watson
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Leora Watson, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Sowell Cemetery.

Among Ms. Watson’s survivors are two daughters, Joyce Mott and Ora Lee Chance, both of San Augustine.


12/30/05

Rachel Oswalt Wimberly
Psalm 116:15, Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Rachel Oswalt Wimberly departed this life on December 30, 2005. Rachel was born on January 24, 1923 in Huxley, Texas, the oldest child of Wesley Samuel and Rena Rebecca Oswalt. She grew up and attended school in Huxley and Shelbyville, Texas. Rachel endeavored to live her life as a good example of the light she had been given in Christ. She loved her family and friends and was a good influence in many people’s lives.

Rachel was united in marriage with Alva George Wimberly in Orange, Texas on January 19, 1942. They made their home in Orange and Huxley Community before moving to Houston in 1952 and returning to Logansport, Louisiana in 1966. Her participation in the Golden Tones Singing Senior Group of First Baptist Church Logansport was always a delight to her. Alva George preceded Rachel in death on May 29, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents Wesley and Rena Oswalt; sister, Mittie Faith O’Rear and Brother, Harold E. Oswalt.

Rachel is survived by her two daughters, Becky and Jean: Georgia Rebecca Kelley and husband A.F. (Sandy) Kelley of Houston, Texas and their children: Kimberly Karyl Strong and her husband Alan Christopher Strong of Houston and their children, Alana Kelley and Trevor Alan; Wesley Michael Kelley and his wife Kimberly Ann Kelley of San Angelo and their daughters, Grace Ann and Vivian Lee. Carol Regena Outlaw of Sugar Land, Texas and her two daughters: Staci Rebecca Martinez and her husband Michael Martinez of Sugar Land, Texas and their daughters, Gabrielle Elizabeth and Ella Christine; Amanda Faith Baker and her husband Billie G. Baker, Jr. of Springs, Texas and their daughters, Kara Jordan and Taren Lee.

Rachel is also survived by her younger sister, Elora Mae (Loe) Gafford and her husband Bert Gafford of Center, Texas; and two sisters-in-law: Alma Wimberly of Shreveport, Louisiana and Judy Oswalt of Carthage, Texas and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rachel will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Pallbearers will be Wes Kelley, Chris Strong, Michael Martinez, Billie Baker, Nathan Purvis, Truman Wimberly, Mack Warren and Jerry Harrell. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, January 2, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with David Permenter, Pastor of Grand Cane Baptist Church, Al Turner, Pastor of First Baptist Church Logansport, Charles Hall, Former Pastor of First Baptist Church Logansport and Ken Wimer, Pastor of Shreveport Grace Church officiating. Interment to follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas. The family wishes to thank the staff of Grace Home in Shreveport for their support to Rachel during her brief stay.


JoAnn Daniels
JoAnn Daniels, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 30, 2005. She was born December 17, 1931 in the Lone Cedar Community to John R. McDaniel and Grace Oleta Samford McDaniel. Ms. Daniels was a member of the Lone Cedar Baptist Church. She was a mother, grandmother, and very devoted to her family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 1, 2006 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Leonard Milford officiating. Interment to follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Jeff Dean, Jerry D. McDaniel, Todd McDaniel, John E. Willis, Brian McDaniel, Mike Goodsell, Cotton Whiddon, Abner Whiddon. Survivors Include: Daughter: Rexanne Weeks & husband Kenny of Joaquin Granddaughter: Ashley Dean & husband Jeff of Joaquin Lauren Weeks of Joaquin Great Grandson: Dylan Dean of Joaquin Brothers: Rex Eugene McDaniel & wife Jeanette of Kerrville Jerry E. McDaniel & wife Betty of Joaquin Special Aunt: Mary Boles of Center Special Friend: Louise Green of Houston Also a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by: Parents, John R. & Grace Oleta McDaniel Husband, Robert P. “Bob” Daniels Brother, Dennis L. McDaniel Daughter, Karen D. Daniels.


Idabell Stotts Land
Wiley Wadell Funeral Home in Houston and Community Funeral Home of Center announce services for 60 year old, Idabell Stotts Land, formerly of New Harmony. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Triumph Church, in Strong. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.


Sialas R. "Buck" Moore
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 76 year old, Silas R. “Buck” Moore, of Logansport. Services will be Monday morning at 11 o’clock, at First Baptist Church Haslam. Interment will follow in Joaquin Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from one until eight p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Mr. Moore’s survivors are three sons, James R. Moore, of Joaquin, Paul R. Moore, of Logansport, and J. D. Moore, of Joaquin, two daughters, Kathy Bayles, of Georgia, and Sherron Anthony, of Dayton, and two brothers, Bobby and Alvin Moore.


Margie Ann Brown
Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 71 year old, Margie Ann Brown, of Center.

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November 1, 2005

Billy Jones
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Billy Jones, of Carthage. Services will be this (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery, in Tenaha.
Among Mr. Jones’ survivors are his wife, Mary Jones, of Carthage, his children, Billy Jones, of Virginia, Charlene Rigdon, of Fairfield, Lori Hartley, of Carthage, Malisa Laffitte, of Mansfield, Tim Jones, of Beckville, Nathan Jones, of Virginia, and Kahlan Gilliam, of Howe, and one sister, Myrtlene Kirk, of Henderson.

Rachel Vaught Samford
Services for 88 year old, Rachel Vaught Samford, of Stockman, were held yesterday, but there was a mistake concerning where memorials should be sent. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Christian Life Center, of Mount Olive Baptist Church, care of Rusty Sanford, Timpson, Texas 75975.


November 2, 2005

Lori Nichols Russell Mudd
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 46 year old, Lori Nichols Russell Mudd, of Gonzales. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Chireno United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lower Chireno Cemetery. Among Ms. Mudd’s survivors are her daughter, Natalie Russell, of Houston, her son, Matthew Russell, of San Augustine, her parents, Joe and Laurine Nichols, of Chireno, and her brother, Mike Nichols, of Lockhart.

R.D. Woodard
Community Funeral Home of Timpson, announces services for R. D. Woodard, of Garrison. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Sweet Union Baptist Church, in Garrison. Interment will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Among Mr. Woodard’s survivors are his wife, Nettie Mary Woodard, of Garrison, three sons, Troy Woodard, of Nacogdoches, Willie Woodard, of Garrison, and Jimmy Woodard, of Lufkin, four daughters, Mary Williams, of Nacogdoches, and Paulette Thomas, Annie Scourton, and Christine McDaniel, all of Garrison, one brother, Henry Woodard Junior, of Tatum, and one sister, Sadie Mae Woodard, of Tatum.

Fredrick Glenn Johnson Jr.
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending memorial services for 20 year old, Fredrick Glenn Johnson, Junior, of Fresno. Memorial services will be held in Missouri City at a later date. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors are his parents, Fred and Ida Johnson, five brothers and sisters, Myron, Annika, Selwyn, Rafeal, and Ieshia Johnson, and his grandmother, Myra Ann Evans.


November 3, 2005

Oline Mahan Franks
Oline Mahan Franks, age 89, of Tyler, Texas "formerly of Clute & Baytown" passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2005 in Tyler, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 2 pm at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Dan Kessner officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born January 22, 1916 in Shelby County to the late Thomas Jefferson & Sarah Ellen Childs Mahan. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Harold Garner Franks & Son, Kyle Wayne Franks. She is survived by: Daughter & Son-in-Law, Keitha & Ray Jackson of Arp. Son & Daughter-in-Law, Kerry & Patricia Franks of Vidor. 3 Sisters, Donnie Foster of Beaumont, Burey Bailey & Husband Buck of Madisonville, Barnie Edison & Husband Dorman of Nacogdoches. 2 Sister-in-Laws, Juanita Bush & Husband Ozroe of Center. Lavern Franks of Angleton. Brother-in-Law, Henry Franks of Jacinto City. Numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews. Pallbearers: Larry Franks, Steve Edison, Paul Bailey, Paul Twowey, Tim Ehmke & Colin Franks. If desired memorials may be made to the Charity of Choice.


November 4, 2005

Gunnery Sergeant Travis Leon Harper
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, Gunnery Sergeant Travis Leon Harper, of Concord. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Concord Cemetery.
Among Mr. Harper’s survivors are three sons, Royce, Danny and Troy Harper, all of California, one daughter, Beverly Harper, of California, two brothers, William Harper, of Concord, and Ernest Harper, of Jacinto City, and three sisters, Lou Corbin, Lucille Faubus, and Lilly Bixby, all of Whitney.

Tony Lee Cook
Community Funeral of Center announces services for 36 year old, Tony Lee Cook, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph Church in Center. Interment will be in Blount Chapel Cemetery.
Among Mr. Cook’s survivors are his mother, Betty Joe Cook, of Center, his daughter, Princess Keirsten Trena Bell, of Center, six sisters, Towanda Lathan, of Bossier City, Doyla Tarver, Leslie Polk, and Kay Horton, all of Center, Katina Brock, of Tenaha, and Jametrice Swindle, of Shelbyville, and two brothers, Aubrey Cook, of Center, and James Cook, of Virginia Beach.


November 7, 2005

Roy Gerald English
Roy Gerald English, 68, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2005. He was born January 1, 1939 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Coy English & Bennie Lewis English. Mr. English belonged to the Cutting Horse Association in Houston for many years. He attended Toledo Bend Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Jack Forbis and Rev. Doyle English officiating. Interment to follow at Pollard Cemetery in the Lula Community of DeSoto Parish. Pallbearers will be Arvel Huneycutt, C.P. English, Scott English, Wayne Elliott, Scotty Liles & Alan Murphy. Honorary Pallbearer will be Austin Smith. Mr. English is survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and a host of friends. Preceded in death by parents, Coy & Bennie Lewis English. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday November 7, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Oma Naomi Dwire
Funeral services for 94 year old, Oma Naomi Dwire, were held yesterday, at Corinth Cemetery, in San Augustine. Among Ms. Dwire’s survivors is her son, John Dwire, of San Augustine

Carolyn R. Thomas
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 69 year old, Carolyn R. Thomas, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Thomas cemetery. Among Ms. Thomas’ survivors are her husband, Merle Thomas, of San Augustine, one daughter, Kary Lynn Kram, of Sugarland, one son, Wesley Thomas, of Red Oak, and one brother, Gene Falls, of Missouri.

Daniel "D.E." McDaniel
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 67 year old, Daniel “D. E.” McDaniel, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Chinquapin Cemetery. Among Mr. McDaniel’s survivors are one daughter, Tina Rodriguez, of San Augustine, two sons, Carl McDaniel, of Wills Point, and Michael McDaniel, of Terrell, and his mother, Thelma McDaniel, of San Augustine.


November 8, 2005

Ronald "Ron" Keys
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 54 year old, Ronald “Ron” Ray Keys, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Military graveside services will follow at Truitt Cemetery, in Joaquin. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening from four until nine o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.
Among Mr. Keys survivors are his daughter, Christy Jackson, of Shelbyville, one son, Kevin Keys, of Center, and five brothers and sisters, Darl Keys, of Fort Worth, Mary Jones, of Henderson, Sharon Fennel, of Colorado, Tommy Keys, and Judy Sutton.


November 9, 2005

Rose Marie Mixon
Mangum Funeral Home and Bill Clair Family Mortuary in Houston, announce services for 81 year old, Rose Marie Mixon, of Houston. Local graveside services are scheduled for this (Wednesday) morning at 10:30, at Strong Cemetery.
Among Ms. Mixon’s survivors are five sons, Raymond Mixon, of Center, Patrick Mixon, of Huntsville, Michael Mixon, of Minnesota, Gerald Mixon, of Stafford, and William Mixon, of Oklahoma, two daughters, Elizabeth Kelly, of Missouri City, and Jeanette Smith, of Center, and one sister, Minerva Lawrence, of Conroe.

Gilbert Randle
Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 74 year old, Gilbert Randle, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint Luke Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery.
Among Mr. Randle’s survivors are his wife, Hazel Randle, of san Augustine, two sons, Tommy and Michael Lacy, both of San Augustine, his mother and step-father, Diley and James Borders, of San Augustine, two brothers, Reverend Jessie Borders of San Augustine, and Edward ray Borders, of Houston, and four sisters, Gracie Edwards, of San Augustine, and Pearline Tate, Betty Holman, and Jay Jean Borders, all of Houston.


November 10, 2005

Billy Joe Jackson
Billy Joe Jackson, 70, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2005. He was born March 9, 1935 in Shelby County to William Henry Jackson and Viola Deason Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a barber in Center for many years. He was a lifelong resident of Center and a member of the Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, November 12, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Henry officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbearers will be Wade Anderson, Charlie Jones, Tommy McMahon, Wilbur Lout, Randolph Lout, John Holt, Wayne Samford and Tom Swearingen. Survivors include: Wife, Imojean Jackson of Center. Son, Joe Jackson of Center, Daughter, Tina Clifton & husband Terry of Nacogdoches. Brothers, Douglas Jackson & wife Marceil of Center. Gene Jackson and wife Bobbie Marie of Trinty. Don Jackson and wife Barbara of Shelbyville, and Jimmy Jackson and wife Pat of Shelbyville. Brother in law, Aubrey Wilson of Center. Preceded in death by six brothers and one sister. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm Friday, November 11, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 69 year old, Mrs. Classie M. King, of East Hamilton.
Arrangements for pending services will be announced at a later date.


November 11, 2005

Laura (Lois) Hughes
Laura (Lois) Hughes, Age 79, of Center passed away November 10, 2005 at her residence in Center. Mrs. Hughes was born December 5, 1925 in Magnolia, Texas to Arnett Carroll and Osie Neidigk. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Center, Mrs. Hughes was also a member of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, she was the Curator at the Shelby County Historical Courthouse in Center, Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Marion Huckaby and Rev. Eddie Mahan officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Center. Survivors include: Son, Kelly Robbins and wife Jane of Center, Daughter, Kim Graves and husband Tony of Angleton and Brother, F.W. Carroll and wife Jean of Conroe. Grandchildren: Laura Lacy Powell and husband James, John Logan Graves, Mandy Tyre and husband Chuck, Beth Glenn and husband Josh, Misty Kay and husband Mark, Lucas Robbins and wife Wendy, Great Grandchildren, Payten Powell, Deanne Hughes, Ryleigh Hughes, Alexander Glenn, Gaitlyn Glenn, Allison Robbins, Dylan Robbins, Jennifer Tyre, Jessica Tyre, Colton Tyre, and Josh & Kristy Horton. Great Great Grandchild, Taylor Horton. Numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene Robbins and Dr. Dillon Hughes, and her brother, Harrell Carroll. Active Pallbearers, Jerry Mahan, David Richardsson, Larry Myers, David Clark, Lewis Jones, Phil Bullock, and Mark Stewart. Honorary Pallbearers, Tommy Dale Amburn, James Powell, Lucas Robbins, Josh Glenn, Mark Kay, Chuck Tyre, and John Logan Graves.

Stanley Joe Crump
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 71 year old, Stanley Joe Crump, of Nacogdoches, and formerly of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, in Timpson Among Mr. Crump’s survivors are his wife, Renae Holcombe Crump, of Nacogdoches, five daughters, Karen Morgan, of Lake Jackson, Beverly Murphy, Mary Hart, and Peggy Sterkel, all three of Deer Park, and Catherine Crump, of Nacogdoches, and two brothers, Curtis Paul Crump, of Pasadena, and Jimmy Frank Crump, of Deer Park.

Dorothy Roundtree
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Dorothy Roundtree, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Saint Augustine Catholic Church. Interment will be in Saint Augustine Cemetery. A rosary will be held this (Friday) evening at 6:30 at Wyman Roberts Chapel.

Mrs. Classie M. King
Hicks Mortuary announces services for 69 year old, Mrs. Classie M. King, of East Hamilton. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) at noon, at the Triumph Church.


November 13, 2005

Troy Lee Perry
Troy Lee Perry, 85, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 12, in Center. He was born August 12, 1928 in Percilla, Texas to E.E. and Ima Grace Foster Perry. He was a retired auto mechanic and a longtime salvage yard owner. Mr. Perry was also reserve deputy for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for over 50 years. He was a member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and the Sharon Temple Shrine. He was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII and a member of the First Baptist Church of Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dr. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbearers will be members of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. Survivors include: Wife, Jane Perry of Center. Son, Wayne Perry and wife Barbara of Center. Daughters, Sue Dumatrait and husband Billy of Lake Charles and Janis Askew and husband Leon of Longview. Brothers, Charles Perry of Palestine, Blue Perry of Corsicana, James "Pop" Perry and wife Flo of Lenoa and Jimmy Ray Perry and wife Linda of Ackerly. Sisters, Flouise Roberts and husband Wilburn of Poyner, Ann Perry of Palestine and Dorothy Henderson and husband A.D. of Palestine. 6 Grandchildren & 8 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by Brothers, Thomas Perry, Fred "Dick" Perry and J.L. Perry. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday, November 14, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Novemeber 14, 2005

Doctor T. G. Carroll
Dr. T.G. Carroll, 85, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2005 in Center. He was born September 28, 1920 in Shelbyville, Texas to Robert Henderson Carroll and Maggie Morrison Carroll. Mr. Carroll served in the US Army Air Corp. in WWII. Mr Carroll was a member of the Center Noon Lions Club, the Sons of Republic of Texas, the Texas Veterinarian Medical Association and the American Veterinarian Medical Association. He owned Carroll Animal Hospital from 1952 to 1986. He was a retired veterinarian. Mr. Carroll was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at the Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.
Survivors include: Wife: Mary Kathryn Carroll of Center, Sons: Bill Carroll and wife Patti of Jacksonville and Bob Carroll and wife Dianna of Conroe. Daughter: Courtney Davis and husband Keith of San Augustine. 4 Grandchildren: Bob Brown, Wendee Brown & husband Steve Sellers, Jonathan Carroll and Kate Davis. Sister: Doris Miller of Natchitoches, La., Sister-in-law: Jo Carroll of Natchitoches, La., Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by 1 sister Marcelle Bartle and 3 brothers Kenneth Carroll, Ed Carroll & Finley Carroll. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6:30 pm, Tuesday November 15, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Maxine Permenter Scarbrough
Cason-Monk Metcalf Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Maxine Permenter Scarbrough, a native of Shelby County. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Cason-Monk Metcalf Sunset Chapel, on Nacogdoches. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Among Ms Scarbrough’s survivors are a brother, W. S. Permenter, of Lindale, two daughters, Patsy Ann McDowell and Janet Scarbrough, and one son, Leonell “Sonny” Scarbrough, Junior, all of Nacogdoches.

Mozelle Miears
Mozelle Miears, age 88, of Center, Texas passed away Monday, November 14, 2005 at Holiday Nursing Home. Graveside Services will be held, Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 11 am at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bill Taylor officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 4-7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born January 12, 1917 in Shelby County to Eugene & Emma Dallas Stanley Patterson. She was a Hairdresser for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene & Emma Patterson, husband, H.L. Miears, infant daughter, Barbara Kay Johnson, brother, Kenneth Patterson, sister, Doris Linscomb. She is survived by: Children, Howard Johnson of Center, Quincy Borders & husband Murray of Center, Haskell Miears & wife Shirley of Tuscola and Horace Miears & wife Bobbie of White Oak. Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren Niece, & 2 Nephews & Cousins. Brother Keith Patterson of Nederland. Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.

Doug Amburn
Doug Amburn, age 62, of Center passed away Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. Services will be 10 am Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas with burial to follow at Neuville Cemetery in Center, Texas with Bro. Marion Huckaby & Bro. Don Noble officating. Visitation is Tuesday, November 15, 2005 from 4 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. He was born June 25, 1943 in Sabine County to parents, Rube Amburn & Lena Crawford Amburn. He was preceded in Death by his parents: Rube & Lena Amburn. Son, mark Amburn, 4 Brothers, Bonell Amburn, Charles Amburn, Kenneth Amburn and David Amburn. He is survived by; Wife of 40 years, Jeanie Amburn of Center, Son, Micheal Amburn of Center. 3 Grandchildren, Dillon Rash, Taylor Amburn and Camden Amburn. Brothers & Sisters, Tommy Amburn & wife Shirley of Center, Billy Amburn & wife Barbara of Center, Gertie Leach of Center, Pat Hardy & husband Ray of San Augustine, Dixie Cucco of San Augustine, Maxie Chumley & husband Keith of San Augustine and Jane Robbins & husband Kelly of Center. Pallbearers: Charles Conway, Ronnie Perry, Lonnie Teaxler, Tom Helms, Mark Kenderdine, Randy Robertson. Honorary Pallbearers: Charlie Smith, John Paul Sanford, Ronnie Hagler, Marshall Windham, Billy Isbell & Chris Jernigan.

Reba Holman
Percy Garners and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 86 year old, Reba Holman, of San Augustine. Arrangements for pending services will be announced later.


November 15, 2005

Susan Francis Cornett
Susan Francis Cornett, 81, of Center passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2005. She was born January 26, 1924 in New York, New York to Phillip Freeman & Susan Collins Freeman. Mrs. Cornett was the owner and operator of Dairy Circle Inn. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Per the family's request Mrs. Cornett was cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Survivors Include: Husband, William T. Cornett of Center, Sons, Thomas N. Cornett of Port Neches, James M. Cornett & wife Karen of Chireno, John K. Cornett & wife Denise of Norfolk, Va. Daughters: Susan Collin of Center, Mary Crow & husband Stephen of Fort Campbell, Ky. Sheila Shepard & husband Henry of Nacogdoches, Kathy Metcalf & husband Donnie of Center, Judy Moore & husband Jeff of Timpson and Jeanne Adams & husband Randy of Center. 15 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, Numerous other relatives and A Host of Friends, Preceded in death by parents, Phillip Freeman & Susan Collins Freeman, Son, Will (Bill) Cornett and Daughter, Elizabeth Chamberlain.

Claude M. Hale
Claude M. Hale, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away November 14, 2005 in San Augustine. Mr. Hale was born July 25, 1913 in Searcy County, Arkansas to Charlie H. Hale & Janie Winds Hale. He served in US Army in WWII. He was a member of the Plum Grove Assembly of God Church in Cleveland. Mr. Hale worked as a railroad switchman. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock, Bro Richard Lum & Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Dunningan Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. Pallbearers: Corey Holloway, John Trump, Christopher Oxner, Michael Powell, Richard Oxner & Terry Powell. Survivors include, Wife of 69 years, Letha Mae Hale of Shelbyville, Daughters, Betty Risinger & husband Robert of Shelbyville, Charlene Sue Hale of Splendora, Donna Hale of Cleveland. Sons, James Richard Hale & wife Barbara of Shelbyville and Bobby Hale of Splendora. 16 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by grandson, James Royce Risinger. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

George W. Renfrow
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, George W. Renfrow, of Broaddus. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9:30, at First Baptist Church, in Broaddus. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) at three p.m. at Southpark Cemetery, in Pearland.
The body will lie in state at First Baptist Church of Broaddus, starting this (Tuesday) afternoon and continuing until service time tomorrow.
Among Mr. Renfrow’s survivors are his wife, Dorothy Roberts Renfrow, of Broaddus, one daughter, Betty Pittman, of Beaumont, and one son, Gilbert Renfrow, of Alvin.

Reba Holman
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 86 year old, Reba Holman, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Dena Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mrs. Holman’s survivors is one daughter, Marsha Ruth Holman, of San Augustine.


November 16, 2005

Olga Jeannette Diddens-Drake
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Olga Jeannette Diddens-Drake, of Timpson. Services will be Friday afternoon at two o’clock, at First Assembly of God Church, in Timpson. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation is tomorrow (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. Among Mrs. Drake’s survivors are three sons, Clyde Earl Dodgen, of California, Kerry Drake, of Timpson, and Anny William Drake, of Houston, one daughter, Vlon Kooi, of Hunstville, and her sister, Elfrieda Thompson, of Colorado.

George W. Renfrow
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, George W. Renfrow, of Broaddus. Services will be this (Wednesday) morning at 9:30, at First Baptist Church, in Broaddus. Graveside services will be today (Wednesday) at three p.m. at Southpark Cemetery, in Pearland. The body will lie in state at First Baptist Church of Broaddus until service time today. Among Mr. Renfrow’s survivors are his wife, Dorothy Roberts Renfrow, of Broaddus, one daughter, Betty Pittman, of Beaumont, and one son, Gilbert Renfrow, of Alvin.


November 17, 2005

Evelyn Pollard
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 84 year old, Evelyn Pollard, of the Tennessee Community. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from four until nine o’clock.
Among Ms. Pollard’s survivors are three children, Don Pollard, of Wimberley, Carole Sears, of Tennessee Community, and Diane Brault, of Round Rock, and one sister, Margie Deming, of Houston.


November 22, 2005

J.B. Shofner
Funeral for J.B. Shofner, 69, of Center will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watson and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Mike Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery, Shelby County. Shofner died Nov. 21, 2005, in Center. Born July 28, 1936, in Shelbyville, he was the son of Oscar and Ella Ervin Shofner. He was a construction welder and a Baptist. He was married to Dorothy Hughes Shofner of Center, and she survives him. Other survivors include a daughter, Sherri Molitor of Houston; a son, Hunter Shofner of Center, a sister, Mardell Worthey of Houston; and two grandchildren. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center

Mary Allene Cooper
Funeral for Mary Allene Cooper, 85, of Center will be at 2 p.m. today at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, Center, with the Rev. W.T. Permenter officiating. Burial will be in Campti Cemetery, Center. Cooper died Nov. 20, 2005, in Center. Born June 15, 1920, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Noah and Kathryn Ballard Truitt. She was affiliated with Lone Cedar Baptist Church and Campti Methodist Church. She was married to Leon Cooper, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Worthen of Tyler; sons, Nolan Cooper and Jackie Cooper, both of Joaquin; a sister, Beulah Gregston of Center; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mangum Funeral Home, Center.

Dollie Mae Luman
Dollie Luman, age 97, of Evadale passed away Sunday, November 29, 2005 at her residence in Evadale. Services will be 2 pm Friday, November 25, 2005 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas with burial to follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas with Bro. Weldon Blackmon & Bro Cory Buckley officiating. Visitation is Wednesday November 23, 2005 from 4 pm til 9 pm & Thursday, November 24, 2005 from 3 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born December 12, 1907 in Shelby County to the late Elisha & Ruthie Jane Cummings Henry. She was a member of the Patroon Baptist Church for over 75 years. She was preceded in death by Husband: Lum Luman, Son: Maurice Luman, Daughter Martha Jane McCary, Granddaughter: Linda Faye Malloy. She is survived by: Son: Fred Luman & Special Friend Ann Brown of Evadale. Daughters: Madge Metcalf of Houston & Bernice Ford of Houston. Grandchildren: Brenda Buckley & Chris of Buna, Kenneth Luman of Evadale, Tommy Luman & Ginger of Silsbee, Freda Gandy , Rose Schaffer, Liz Ballard, Nathan Renfro & Wife Trish, Kathy Metcalf all of Houston, Marice Metcalf & wife Ruby of Huxley

June Siegler
Watson and Sons announces services for 89 year old, June Siegler, of San Diego California. Services will be Friday morning at 10 o’clock, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday evening from six until eight o’clock at Watson and Sons. Among Mrs. Siegler’s survivors is her brother, Earl Wagstaff, of Shelbyville.

Sterlin James Gray
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 49 year old, Sterlin James Gray, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, in Timpson. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery. Among Mr. Gray’s survivors are his father, James L. Gray, of Timpson, seven brothers, Alvin, Arthur and Jennings Earl, all three of Houston, John Earl, of Center, Artis Earl, of Fort Worth, Royce Earl, of New Mexico, and Ernest Mims, of Dallas, and two sisters, Alma Nary, of Midland, and Delores Earl, of Houston. .

Kerry Drake
Garrison Funeral Home announces pending services for 48 year old, Kerry Drake, of Timpson.

Addie B. Bell
Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 82 year old, Ms. Addie B. Bell, of Hemphill. Services will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Macedonia Baptist Church, in Hemphill. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Wednesday) from noon until six o’clock, at Garner Mortuary Chapel.
Among Ms. Bell’s survivors are a nephew, whom she reared as a son, Armour Parks Junior, of Hemphill.

Lillie Jeanette Harris
Lillie Jeanette Harris, 68, of Center passed away Saturday, November 19, 2005 in a local nursing home. She was born September 4, 1937 in Cushing, Texas to Watson Hartless and Maggie Baker Hartless. Mrs. Harris was a homemaker, mother & grandmother. She attended First Baptist Church in Tenaha. At her request Mrs. Harris was cremated. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be may to LifeCare Hospice, 320 North Street, Suite 311, Nacogdoches, Texas 759361. Survivors Include: Sons: Craig Haltom and wife Cindy of Tenaha, Douglas Haltom and wife Patsy of Tenaha, David Haltom and wife Suzanne of Katy, and Gary Ochlers and wife Brenda of Katy. Grandchildren: Mark Haltom, Joseph Haltom, Michelle Haltom, Jackson Haltom, David Haltom, Jr. and Jacob Haltom. Sisters: Paula Glover of Lufkin, Tommie Ann Todd of Baytown, Maudine Ochler of Cypress and Billie G. Crisp of Aguadulee. Brother: Allen Hartless of Rockport. Preceded in death by her husband Carl Harris. - Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Robert Blain Crump
Robert Blain Crump, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, November 18, 2005 at his home in Joaquin. He was born September 3, 1926 in Joaquin, Texas to Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump. Mr. Crump retired from the United States Air Force. He later worked as a dental lab technician . Mr. Crump was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the VFW. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children. At his request, Mr. Crump's body was donated to the LSU medical center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Memorial services to be announced at a later date. Survivors Include: Wife: Corinne Crump of Livingston. Daughter: Angela Hancock and husband Rob of Houston. Son: John D. Crump and wife Sherrie of Oklahoma. Grandchildren: Kelly Hancock, Shea Hancock, Ryan Crump and Austin Crump. Brother Robert Crump and wife Pat of Joaquin. Preceded in death by Parents: Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump. Sisters: Ruth Wilkins, Melba Plagens, Betty Rippy and Linda Crump. Brother Roy Crump - Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


November 23, 2005

Girtruce Blount
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Girtruce Blount, of Joaquin. Services will be Friday morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum’s Chapel. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from five until nine o’clock, at Mangum’s.
Among Ms. Blount’s survivors are four daughters, Mickie Shull, of Center, Ann Touchstone, of Shreveport, Sandra Stevens, of Logansport, and Jean Bates, of Joaquin, and one son, Aaron Blount, Junior, of Joaquin.

Cornelia Lawson, of Aiken
Cornelia Joyce Hopkins Lawson passed away at her home in the Aiken Community on November 22, 2005 after a lengthy illness. She was born 81 years ago in Shelby County to Euel Loel Hopkins and Viola Cornelia Burn Hopkins. She lived in the Aiken Community all her life.
Mrs. Lawson was one of a long line of family educators including her uncle, aunt, mother, both sisters, two of her nieces and two of her nieces. She attended Excelsior Elementary School and graduated from Center High School in 1942. After attending Stephen F. Austin Teachers College in 1943, Mrs. Lawson taught at Camp Worth in San Augustine County from 1944 to 1946. In the school year of 1946-1947, she taught at Pine Hill School. This was the last year that "One Teacher- All Grades" schools were commonly in existence. In 1947-1948 she taught in the Fellowship School which is now in the Joaquin School District. In 1948, Mrs. Lawson began teaching elementary school at Excelsior.
Mrs. Lawson returned to SFA in 1950 where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, with a major in Business Administration. In 1952, she earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She continued teaching at Excelsior until she was appointed Superintendent in September 1977 reportedly the only female school superintendent in Texas at the time. She continued in the position until her retirement in 1985. After retiring, she returned to serve as part time counselor at Excelsior until her final retirement in June, 1992. At her death, she continued to serve the Excelsior School as a member of the School Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Newborn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Association, and Secretary of the Sardis Cemetery Fund. She was a lifetime member of the Mr. Herman Church of Christ, first attending with her grandparents, Jim and Ella Hopkins.
Mrs. Lawson was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Thomas Lawson, father Euel Loel Hopkins, mother, Viola Cornelia Burns Hopkins, sister, Wenoa Burns, and nephew Richard Loel Burns.
Mrs. Lawson is survived by her sister and brother in law, Charlsie and James Wheeler, niece Jamie and husband Don Parmer, nephew Charles and wife Darlie Wheeler, niece Laura and husband Tommy Harris, niece Susan and husband Don Bush and her aunt, Vivian Jerigan. Also surviving her are 10 great nieces and nephews and 16 great great nieces and nephews. Since she had none of her own. Mrs. Lawson loved her nieces and nephews as her children and grandchildren. She was dearly loved by all.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Hospice for all their care and concern.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dean Bullock officiating. Pallbearers will be Steve Adams, Bo Barbee, Gilbert Rains, Rex Rains, Benny Russell, and Jimmy Scates. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will begin at 2 pm Friday, November 25, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. In lieu of flowers, the family request that you make donations to the Cornelia Lawson Scholarship Fund at Excelsior School, 11270 Hwy 7 West, Center, Texas 75935

Robert Anthony
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Robert Anthony “Bobby” Wood, of Moscow, Texas. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, at Corinth Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from six until eight o’clock.
Among Mr. Wood’s survivors are his son, Mark Anthony Wood, of Spicewood, and his sister R. Jane Hairston, of Tim


November 25, 2005

Betty June Collins
Betty June Collins, age 66, of Shelbyville was born February 24, 1939 in Shelby County, Texas to Hugh J. Adams and Olga Livingston Adams. Mrs. Collins passed away November 23, 2005 at Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles La. Mrs. Collins was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Services for Mrs. Collins will be held at 3 pm Saturday November 26, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Steve Scott and Rev. Mike Belgard officiating interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Survivors include: Husband Bobby Collins of Shelbyville. Son Michael Collins and wife Peggy of Shelbyville. Daughters: Angela Cox and husband Jeff of Center. Lisa Corbell and Kirk of Carthage. Mother Olga Adams of Center. Brother: Jimmy Adams and wife Jean of Center 7 Grandchildren: Tory Rogers and husband Charles, Jessica Cox, Courtney Corbell, Leslie Corbell, Luke Winfield, Chris Winfield. Preceded in death by Father Hugh Adams. One brother, Joe Adams.


November 27, 2005

Dale Cooper
Dale Cooper age 80, of Port Neches passed away Saturday, November 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born January 26, 1925 in Shelby County and had been a Mid County resident since 1944. He retired as a supervisor for Texaco after some 36 years of service. He served many years as a machinist when Texaco was know as Neches Butane. Mr. Cooper was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Neches and was also a member of the Shelby County Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bernice Cooper of Port Neches, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives, and a host of wonderful friends and neighbors. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5-8 pm Monday, November 28, 2005 at Broussard's Mortuary 505 12th Street in Nederland. Graveside services will be at 1 pm Tuesday November 29, 2005 at Sardis Cemetery in Center, Texas with Reverend Sam Wheeler officiating. For those desiring memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Beaumont Chapter 3195 Calder, Suite 200 Beaumont, Texas 77702-1400.


November 29, 2005

Donna Marie Jaye-Henning
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 46 year old, Donna Marie Jaye-Henning, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, in Timpson. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Monday) evening from five until eight o’clock. Among Ms. Henning’s survivors are her husband, James Henning, of Timpson, two daughters, April Kristine Ramsey, of Timpson, and Krystal Marie Henning, of Timpson, her mother, Mafelda Jaye, of Alabama, one brother, Wendell Jaye, of Florida, and one sister, Vicki Dodd, of Houston.

Robert Anthony “Bobby” Wood
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Robert Anthony “Bobby” Wood, of Moscow, Texas. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, at Corinth Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Wood’s survivors are his son, Mark Anthony Wood, of Spicewood, and his sister R. Jane Hairston, of Timpson.

Ostell "Tobe" Moore
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 73 year old, Mr. Ostell “Tobe” Moore, of Center. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Zion C-M-E Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Among Mr. Moore’s survivors are his wife, Mattie Moore, of Center, two sons, Lloyd Steven Moore, of Center, and James Moore, of San Augustine, and three sisters, Lorine Garrett, of Timpson, Annie Mae Pitts, of Center, and Jane Arnold, of Shelbyville.

Little Miss Naomi Brown
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for five year old, Little Miss Naomi Brown, of San Augustine. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at China Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Redland Cemetery. Visitation will be at the service. Among Little Miss Naomi Brown’s survivors are her parents, Reverend Corey and Deganda Brown, of San Augustine, two brothers, MarChristopher Barnes and Darius Peoples, both of San Augustine, four sisters, Chacara Barnes and Elizabeth brown, both of san Augustine, and Charmenia Price and Marche’ Bailey, both of Mansfield, Louisiana, and her grandparents, Doris Malone, of San Augustine, and Roy Watts, of Dallas.

Lonnie Ray Stewart
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 45 year old, Lonnie Ray Stewart, of Center. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Triumph Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Among Mr. Stewart’s survivors are his mother, Jessie Garrett, of center, two sons, Chadrick Jones and Little Michael Polley, and three daughters, Earlette, O’neita, and Tamie Jones, all of Center, two brothers, Joe Garrett, of Center, and Choice Garrett, of Washington, and one sister, Jerlene Johnson, of Center.

Edna Lane
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 91 year old, Edna Lane, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at Ball Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Lanetown Cemetery. A wake will be held on Friday from seven until nine p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mrs. Lane’s survivors are two sons, Travis and Lonnie Lane, both of San Augustine, two daughters, Lera Price, of Austin, and Elma Dupree, of Houston, and one brother, Lorenzo Singleton, of New Mexico.


November 30, 2005

Bart T. Stanley
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, in Dayton, announces services for 54 year old, Bart T. Stanley, of Dayton. Graveside services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Thomas Cemetery, in San Augustine. Among Mr. Stanley’s survivors are his father, Henry Stanley, of Northshore, three sons, Adam and Cody Stanley, both of Dayton, and Chance Stanley, of Germany, one brother, James Stanley, of Dayton, and two sisters, Kay McGinty, of Dayton, and Patricia Stanley, of Palestine.

Syble Whiddon
Funeral for Syble Whiddon, 91, of Gary, were yesterday at Hawthorn Funeral Chapel with Dr. P.A. DuBose, the Rev. Dale Walker and the Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will follow Sholar Cemetery. Whiddon died Nov. 26, 2005 in Nacogdoches. Born March 5, 1914, in the Logan Community of Panola County, she was the daughter of John Quincy and Monte Lou "Sayno" Lawrence Adams. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Gray. She married Ellie Monroe Whiddon March 10, 1929, who preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, D.R. "Mann" Whiddon of Old Center; daughters, Helen Ruth Craft of Gary, Doris Swanzy of Garrison, Linda Vickery of Tenaha and Brenda Sears of Mt. Enterprise; sister, Gertude Thomas of Logansport; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage.

Della Mae Mowdy
Della Mae Mowdy, 85, of Tyler, Passed away Sunday, November 27, 2005 in Tyler. She was born Feburary 12, 1920 in Joaquin, Texas to James & Nina Bridges. She was a homemaker and also worked for Trinity Universal Insurance Company in Dallas for 20 years as an underwriter. Ms. Dowdy was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of Martinsville Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbearers will be Michael Hersley Mark Hersley, Brandon Hersley, Bob Place & Chad Brown. Survivors include: Daughters, Virginia Hawkins & husband Russell of Nacogdoches. Brenda Hersley & husband James of Tyler. Grandchildren,, Steve Crawford of Timpson, Michael Hersley of Tyler, Mark Hersley of Tyler and Brandon Hersley of Tyler. Great-grandchildren, Brandi Crawford, Lisa Crawford and Joel Crawford. Sister, Bertie Wood of Denver, Colorado. Preceded in death by her husband, M.W."Jack" Mowdy. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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October 4, 2005

Price Lewis Johnson
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Price Lewis Johnson, Senior, of Nacogdoches County. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, at New Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors is his son, Price Lewis Johnson, Jr., of Southlake.

Avie Ruth Rhodes-Williams
Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 73 year old, Avie Ruth Rhodes-Williams, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday, October 15th, at five o’clock in the evening at Epiphany Catholic Mission. Among Mrs. Williams’ survivors are her husband, Joe T. Williams, of Timpson, her son, Joe T. Williams, Jr., of Houston, three daughters, Annette Parker, of Pasadena, Jolene Williams, of Houston, and Arianna Williams, of Timpson, and two sisters, Shelba Wallace, of Timpson, and Dorothy Spivey, of Cushing.

Louise Morrison
Louise Morrison, 91, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2005. She was born June 25, 1914 in Big Sandy, Texas to John Frank Snow & Mary Murphy Snow. Ms. Morrison was a member of Stallings Drive Church of Christ in Nacogdoches. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Southpark Cemetery in Roswell, New Mexico with Rev. Greg Browning officiating. Survivors Include: Daughters: Sue Tomlinson & husband James of Center, Cynthia Barlow of Las Vegas, Nevada Evelyn Abers & husband Don of Tucson, Arizona. 15 Grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren. Sister: Jane Shirkey of Houston. Brothers: Charles Snow & wife Margaret of Canyon Lake, Morris Snow & wife Audrey of West Minister, California. Preceded in death by: Husband, Charles Morrison Son, Billy Wayne Morrison Grandson, James Tomlinson Great Grandson, Jacob Ruggles


October 4, 2005

Betty Ann Matlock Sallee
Betty Ann Matlock Sallee, passed away at her home in Mt. Enterprise, after a short battle with cancer, October 3, 2005. She was born November 10, 1935 to Ralph Matlock and Mattie Nettles Matlock. Services will be, Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Laird Chapel in Nacogdoches, Texas. Burial will follow the service at Old Prospect Cemetery in Rusk County.
Survivors Include:
Daughter, Karen Jackson and husband Mack of Buffalo, Texas.
Sons, Albert Sallee, Dalton Sallee and wife Paulette and Bobby Sallee and wife Tammy, all of Mt. Enterprise.
Grandchildren, Courtney Jackson, John and Jared Sallee and Stephen, Trevor and Channing Sallee all of Mt. Enterprise.
Mother, Mattie Matlock, of Mt Enterprise.
Sister, Rita Hughes and husband Richard of Center.
Brothers, Harrison Matlock, Terry Matlock, Troy Matlock, Gary Matlock and Jerry Matlock and wife Charlcye. All of Mt. Enterprise.
Sister-in-Law, Mary Anne Matlock of Mt. Enterprise. And a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Mrs. Sallee was preceded in death by husband, Albert "Sonny" Sallee; father Ralph Matlock; and brothers Billy Matlock and Thomas Matlock.

Maxie Campbell
Funeral Services for 65 year old, Maxie Campbell will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at one o’clock, in Denton. Among Mr. Campbell’s survivors are his wife, Jo Campbell, two sons, Tim and Tony, two daughters, DeeDee and Shay, five brothers, John, Coy, Glenn, Jerry, and Ken Campbell, and three sisters, Eula Worsham, Billye Cather, and Sue Davis.


October 6, 2005

John T. Morris
John T. Morris, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2005. He was born January 3, 1916 in San Augustine County, Texas to John V. Morris and Ava Teel Morris. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Jim Moss & Rev. Barbara Gilbert officiating. Interment to follow at McRae Cemetery in San Augustine County. Pallbearers will be Oran Davis, George Russell, Terry Jessup, Ben Morris, Austin Davis, Phillip Hassell, David Worley and Charles Kilcrease. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Townsend and BillyPonder. Survivors include: Wife: Lucine Morris of Center Son: Charles Glenn Morris & wife Beverly of Houma, Louisiana Bob Benefield & wife Lilla of Logansport, Louisiana Fred Benefield of Longview Daughter: Rev. Barbara Gilbert of Texarkana, Arkansas Grandchildren: Shannon Davis, David Worley, Rosalyn Hassell, Robby Morris & Tim Morris 6 Great Grandchildren Preceded in death by: First Wife of 58 Years, Lillian Morris Daughter, Sandra Morris Daughter, Wanda Jean Elseya & her husband Ron Grandson, John Morris


October 7, 2005

Winnie Arch Nicholson
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 95 year old, Winnie Arch Nicholson, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Memorial Presbyterian Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in McRae Cemetery. Among Ms. Nicholson’s survivors is her sister, Thelma Nicholson, of San Augustine.

Mrs. Peggy Renfro
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 71 year old, Mrs. Peggy Renfro, of Mineola. Services will be this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at New Life United Pentecostal Church. Interment will be at four o’clock, tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, at Short Cemetery, in Center. Among Mrs. Renfro’s survivors are her husband, Reverend James Renfro, Senior, of Mineola, one son, Reverend James Renfro, Junior, of Longview, two daughters, Pamela Carter, of Humble, and Jamie Barbaria, of Mineola, and one brother, Weldon Glenn Mock.

William “Bill” Weatherford
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 57 year old, William “Bill” Weatherford, of Nederland. Services will be Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at North Jericho Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday evening from four until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Among Mr. Weatherford’s survivors are his wife, Wanda Weatherford, of Nederland, his daughter, Amber Weatherford, of Nederland, his son, Lane Weatherford, of Tennessee, and his sister, Ruth Duke, of Center.

Roger Mayo
Funeral Services for 54 year old, Roger Mayo, of Houston, will be this Sunday, in Vidor, and burial will follow. Among Mr. Mayo’s local survivors are one son, Richard Mayo, two daughters, Karen and Rachel Mayo, and his ex-wife, Deborah Mayo, all of Center.


October 8, 2005

Robert "Bob" Powdrill
Robert "Bob" Powdrill, 67 , of Joaquin, passed away Friday, October 7, 2005. He was born December 22, 1937 in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, Texas to Robert Jefferson Powdrill and Laura Bell Ballard Powdrill. He was retired from the U.S. Army. Mr. Powdrill was a member of VFW post #8904 in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Monday October 10, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Brent Hill, Darrell Martinez, Bruce Simpson, John Scholar, Jeff Ocn, Robert Glaze and Joey Burns. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rabbitt Bledsoe, Rex Bradshaw, Levis Worsham, Walter Rainbolt, Ronnie Mills and Arnold Hooper. In Lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Red Cross for hurricane relief. Survivors include: Sons: Tony Powdrill of Joaquin, Robert Powdrill and wife Teresea of Longview, Mike Powdrill & wife Tonya of Longview. Daughters: Carolyn Blair & husband Mark of Longview, Tonya Thompson & husband Randy of Copperas Cove, Tina Burks & husband Gerald of Longview, Jamie Josethson and husband Keri of Houston. Grandchildren: Jordon Powdrill of Joaquin, Chelsea Powdrill of Gary, Brent Powdrill of Longview, Tara Powdrill of Longview, Hunter Powdrill of Longview, Adam Thompson of Copperas Cove, Amy Burks of Longview, Chandler Josethson of Houston, Cole Powdrill of Joaquin, Jeff Powdrill of Longview, Hillary Powdrill of Longview, Heather Powdrill of Longview, Lindsey Blair of Longview, Cassie Thompson of Copperas Cove and Madison Josehtson of Houston. Sisters: Robbie Hartt of Ft. Worth, Martha Crippen of Center, and Jane Cooper of Center. Mother of Tony & Tonya: Lisa Powdrill of Germany, Mother of Carolyn, Robert, Mike, Tina and Jamie: Eva Brown of Longview. Also numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives and a host of friends. Preceded in death by: Parents: Bob & Laura Powdrill, Brother: Howell Powdrill and Sisters: Billie Tiliotson, Marie Smith, Frances LeGrone and Jonnie Fay Weeks. Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 8:40 pm, Sunday, October 9, 2005 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


October 9, 2005

Mrs. Mildred Young Blinka
Mildred Young Blinka, age 85, of Shulenburg,. Texas passed away on Friday, October 7, 2005. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, October 10, 2005 at the Sandhill Cemetery in Shelby County. She was preceded in death by three sisters: Dorothy Jean in 1961, Beatrice and Bonita in 1984. Mrs. Blinka is survived by her daughter, Kay Philage of Holland, Michigan, one grandson, Bryan, two granddaughters, Jennifer and Kelly, one brother George Edward, one half-brother, Kenneth and two sisters, Malde Marie and Mary Grace. Mangum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


October 10, 2005

Celia Reed
Hick’s Mortuary announces memorial services for Celia Reed, formerly of San Augustine. Services are this (Monday) morning from 11 to 12 at Hick’s Chapel. Interment will be in Roberts Cemetery, in San Augustine.

Mrs. Marie Katherine Kissick
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Mrs. Marie Katherine Kissick, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at six o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, at El Reno City Cemetery, in Oklahoma. Visitation will be held immediately before the services tomorrow, beginning at five o’clock and will continue immediately after the services at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Samaritan’s Purse or to the First Baptist Church of Garrison. Among Mrs. Kissick’s survivors are one son, David Kissick, of Nevada, one daughter, Susan McGuire, of Garrison, and one brother, Gerald Sutton, of Florida.

Mrs. Katherine Stickle
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 86 year old, Mrs. Katherine Stickle, of Tenaha.


October 11, 2005

Effie Strahan
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Effie Strahan, of Houston, and formerly of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Old Salem Cemetery. Among Ms. Strahan’s survivors are three sons, Howard and Nelson Strahan, both of Houston, and Gene Strahan, of Beaumont.

Avie Ruth Rhodes-Williams
Taylor Funeral Home announces memorial services for 73 year old, Avie Ruth Rhodes-Williams, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday evening at five o’clock, at Epiphany catholic Mission, in Timpson. Among Ms. Williams’ survivors are her husband, Joe T. Williams, of Timpson, one son, Joe T. Williams, Junior, of Houston, three daughters, Annette Parker, of Pasadena, Jolene Williams, of Houston, and Arianna Williams, of Timpson, and two sisters, Shelba Wallace, of Timpson, and Dorothy Spivey, of Cushing.


October 16, 2005

Charles Ray Bell
Charles Ray Bell, Age 7 2, of Lufkin passed away Saturday October 15, 2005 at Woodlawn Heights Medical Center in Lufkin. Graveside services will be held at 4 pm Monday, October 17, 2005 at the Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas with Bro. Leonard Milford officiating. Interment will be at the Strong Cemetery. Survivors Include: Sisters: Lois O'Rear and husband Donald of Shelbyville, Margaret Kay and husband Elwood of Shelbyville. Sister-in-law: Sue Bell of Center. 4 Nieces: Debra Kay, Kim Kay, Cris Cansler & Shelia O'Rear. 1 Nephew: Bubba Bell. Preceded in death by Parents: Authur and Ruby Cain Bell. 1 Brother: James Bell. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Sunday, October 16, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


October 17, 2005

Eldon “Mac” McAda
Eldon “Mac” McAda, 62, of Center, passed away Monday, October 17, 2005. He was born October 30, 1942 in Potett, Texas to Robert Newton McAda and Elizabeth Elmina Cross McAda. He was saved and baptized as a young boy and was active in church all his life. He grew up in Campbellton in South Texas. He moved to Nacogdoches to attend SFA. He graduated from SFA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and a minor in Science with a teaching degree. He met and married the love of his life, Margie Nell Graves. He worked for Purena and Rite Care for a while. He then worked for Cactus International Co. Offshore Rigs where he was a driller and toolpusher. Later, he went to work for the Sheriff’s Department in Center, where he worked for several years. His last job was as owner/operator of a BBQ and steak house restaurant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and an honorary member of Dr. Hooker’s Sunday School Class. His hobbies were cooking, fishing, listening to music, reading, hunting and watching old movies and westerns. He liked to watch football, and he loved Astros baseball.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. John Bender and Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville. Survivors Include: Daughters: Rene’ Mize & husband Gary of Center, Kim Carter & husband Don of Carthage. Grandchildren: Dean & Marnie Mize, Ashley & Lauren Carter. Brother: Roy McAda & wife Linda of Porland, TX, Sisters: Dora Rutherford of Pleasanton, TX, Ruth Tymrak & husband Jerome of Bishop, TX. Nephews: James & Amy McAda, Brett & Wendy McAda, Guy & Meredith Rutherford, Billie G. Jr. & Suzette Smith. Nieces: Laura & Jess Kemp, Beth & Jimmy Sartwell, Jule & Bud Joffrion .Sister-in-Law Bettye & Billie G. Smith, Sr. Also a host of cousins & friends. Preceded in death by his wife Margie McAda and his parents, Robert & Elizabeth McAda.

Edwin Thomason
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Edwin Thomason, of Lufkin, and previously of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Watson and Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Mr. Thomason’s survivors are his wife, Dorothy Thomason, of Lufkin, two sons, Windell Thomason, of Lufkin, and Milton Thomason, of Humble.

Essie Mae McBride
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Essie Mae McBride, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Tennessee Cemetery, in Timpson. Among Ms. McBride’s survivors are her husband, Elmer McBride, of Timpson, three sons, Jack and Jessie Liles, of Gary, and Joe Liles, of Pinehurst, one daughter, Marvin Godwin, of Gilmer, and two sisters, Ethel Owens, of Center, and Maggie Shaffer, of Corsicana.

William Henry "Bill" Sigler
Hawthorne Funeral Home announces services for 65 year old, William Henry “Bill” Sigler, of Carthage. Services will be Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, at Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Short Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Among Mr. Sigler’s survivors are his wife, Dora Ann Sigler, of Carthage, son, William “Billy” Sigler, Junior, of Big Sandy, daughter, Teresa Youngblood, of Commerce, two stepsons, Paul Cochran, of Illinois, and Carl Cochran, of Washington, one step daughter, Tany Steckenrider, of Illinois, one brother, Norfleet Sigler, of Bossier city, and three sisters, Thelma of Center, Velma Woodle, of Bagoda, and Mary Helen, of Oklahoma.


October 18, 2005

Rev. Walien L. Mott
Rev. Walien L. Mott, 75, of Center, passed away Monday, 17, 2005 in Nacogdoches. He was born September 9, 1930 in Zavalla, Texas to Kerry Wesley Mott & Lillian Simpson Mott. Mr. Mott was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church. He retired after 27 years as a counselor for the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Thursday, October 20, 2005 at Center United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Steve Harris and Rev. Don Grigsby officating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Survivors include: Son, Waline Mott of Center, Daughter, Kayla Wynea of Houston, Grandsons, Justin Adrin Mott and Kris Wade Mott, Sister, Wanda Cook of Vidor, Brother, Hubert Mott & wife Evelyn of Bossier City, La., Sister-in-law, Norma Lout of Shelbyville and Ann Hitt of Center. Brother-in-law, Bud Hitt of Houston, Special Niece, Sammie Harbison of Shelbyville, Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Preceded in death by wife, Honey Mott & daughter Drema Mott. Visitation will begin at 5 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


October 19, 2005

Hersey Belrose Porter
Hersey Belrose Porter, 84, of Center, passed away Monday, October 17, 2005. She was born October 25, 1920 in Shelby County, Texas to Loyd Belrose and Cecil Willoughby Belrose. Ms. Porter enjoyed sewing and gardening and attended Sardis Pentecostal Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, October 20, 2005 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Chuck Horton and Rev. Lamar Rash officating. Interment to follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Belrose, Kenneth Rash, Lewis Harbison and Danny Belrose. Survivors include: Sons, Donny Porter & wife Jeanana of Deadwood, Joe Porter & wife Darlene of Sardis. Daughters, Pennie Cassell & husband Perry of Shreveport, La., Patricia Adams & husband Clyde of Center. Grandchildren, Jody Porter, Patti Redmon, James Cassell, Chad Adams, Clifton Porter, Malanie Holloway and Laci Porter. Great Grandchildren, Joe Cody Porter, Cody Denby, Brent Denby, Dillion Porter, Haley Denby, Brooklyn Porter, Caren Adams, Noah Holloway, Callie Adams, Jacob Cassell and Levi Porter. Brother, J.E. Belrose of Sardis, Roe Belrose of Joaquin, Sister, Lorene Belrose of Sardis, Special Friend, Walter Walker of Center, Daughter in law, Evelyn Green of Center, Numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives. Preceded in death by , Husband, Aaron Porter, Son, Larry Porter, and Brother Ray Belrose.

Dorothy Mae "Booda" Crockett
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 66 year old, Dorothy Mae “Booda” Crockett, of the East Hamilton Community. Services will be Saturday Morning at 11 o’clock, at East Hamilton Baptist Church. Interment will be in Burton Field Cemetery. Among Mrs. Crockett’s survivors are her husband, William Earl Crockett, of Shelbyville, one daughter, Loretta Crockett, of Lufkin, four sons, Tommy Crockett, of Colorado Springs, Johnny Crockett, of Guam, Lonnie Crockett, of Lufkin, and Ricky Crockett, of Georgia, two step daughters, Billie Ruth Crockett and Andrea Crockett, both of Fort Worth, two sisters, Margie Nell Kibble, of Lufkin, and Nancy Lee Lane, of San Augustine, and four brothers, James Williams, Calvin Williams, and Bennie Williams, all of Shelbyville, and Bobby Williams, of Lufkin.

Vincente Tovar
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, Vincente Tovar, of Tenaha. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery, in Tenaha. Among Mr. Tovar’s survivors are his wife, Delfina Guzman de Tovar, of Tenaha, and 13 children, Jose Luis Tovar, Jose Joel Tovar, Maria Evangelina Tovar, Jose Refugio Tovar, Ramino Tovar, Gustavo Tovar, Maria Angelica Tovar de Sandoval, Vicente Tovar Junior, Jose Guadalupe Tovar, Israel Tovar, Delfino Tovar de Rico, and Maria Luisa Tovar de Perales, all of Tenaha, and Maria Margarita Tovar de Rico, of Joaquin.


October 21, 2005

George M. Smith, III
George M. Smith, III, of Austin, passed away. He was born Feburary 17, 1957 in Shelby County, Texas to George M. Smith Jr. and Sarah Jones Smith. Mr. Smith was a geologist for Kerr McGee, but was later an assistant manager for Luby's in Houston and Austin. He was of the Baptist faith. A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 3 pm at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Carla Redd officiating. Survivors include: Daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Smith of Crowley, Louisiana, Lauren Ashley Smith of Houston, Texas. Granddaughter, Taylor Avery Ryan of Crowley, Louisiana. Parents, George M. Smith Jr. & Sarah M. Smith of Shelbyville. Sisters, Deborah Gumienny of Fort Worth, Sandy Smith Tweeboom of Houston. Brother, Robert Christopher Smith of Euless. Aunts & Uncles, Shirley & Bill Reynolds of Center, Midge &Eddie Piccirelli of Miami, Florida, Lillian Strickland of Houston. Also a host of friends and relatives.

Mayzell Samford White
Mayzell Samford White, 83, of Gary, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2005. She was born May 25, 1922 in Shelby County, Texas to Nugent & Cleo Samford. Ms. White was a member of the Highway Tabernacle Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2005 at the Ramah Church in Tenaha with Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Pallbearers will be Jack White, Chris Pena, Gary Creech, George Rector, Larry Moreland and Clayton Thomas. Survivors include: Husband of 66 years, John A. White, Jr. of Gary, Sons: Joseph White & wife Joy of Tenaha, Michael White of Columbia, Missouri. Daughter, Martha White of Tenaha, Grandson, Jack White of New Jersey. Granddaughter Jodi Lyn Pena & husband Chris of Magnolia, Great Grandson, Joseph Pena, Great Granddaughters, Chrislyn Pena, Sage Walker & Sloan Walker. Nephews, Bruce Samford & wife Patrica of Timpson, Russell Samford & wife Jan of Bedford, Iowa. Niece, Renee Creech & husband Gary of Tomball, Texas. Also numerous cousins, and a host of friends. Preceded in death by Parents, Nugent & Cleo Samford and Brothers, Raymond, Hoyal & James Samford. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Camille Alysse Williford
Camille Alysse Williford of Center, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2005 in Dallas. She was born October 18, 2005 in Nacogdoches, Texas to George Williford, II and Christina Williford. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Cedar Yard Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas with Rev. Don Murphree officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Christopher Hartt, Travis Munsinger, Christopher Campbell, Johnathon McDonald and Lupe Garza. Survivors include: Parents, George Williford II, & Christina Williford of Center. Sister, Bella Clay of Center, Grandparents, George & Sue Williford of Center, Lynn & Jeanie Hartt of Center, Aunts, Laurie McDonald of Houston, Misty Campbell of Center, Uncles, Travis Musinger of Georgia, Christopher Hartt of Center. Also numerous other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Charlotte T. Wasser
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Charlotte T. Wasser, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Little Flock Cemetery. Among Ms. Wasser’s survivors are two daughters, Charlotte Spikes, of Kerrville, and Deborah Mancill, of San Augustine.

Alonzo Burrell
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 73 year old, Alonzo Burrell, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Mount Dena Baptist Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Mount Dena Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Friday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. Among Mr. Burrell’s survivors are his companion, Velma Jean Garrett, of San Augustine, one daughter, Stephanie Jenkins, of San Augustine, four brothers, I. O. Burrell, Leo Burrell, and Albert Burrell, all of San Augustine, and Leonard Burrell, of Oklahoma, and two sisters, Mary Lou Holma, of San Augustine, and Cora L. Burrell, of California.


October 24, 2005

John Edward Bush
John Edward Bush, age, 82, of Vidor passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Woodlawn Height Hospital in Lufkin. Services will be 2 pm Friday, October 28, 2005 at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Tx. with burial to follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center, Tx. Visitation is Thursday, October 27, 2005 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. He was born November 12, 1922 in Shelby County to parents, James Byron Bush & Willie Etta Day Bush. He was preceded in death by his father James Byron Bush, Mother, Willie Etta Day Bush & Grandson, David Bush. He is survived by Wife, Letha Mae Bush of Vidor, 1 Daughter Linda Castilaw & Husband, Charles of Vidor, 2 Sons, Eddie Bush & Wife, Diane of Lufkin and Mike Bush & Wife, Sheila of Boise, Idaho. 7 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren. Pallbearers : Kenny Bush, Chris Castilaw, Benny Russell, Steve Adams, Morris McLane, & Taylor Bush. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

Genie V. Griffith
Genie V. Griffith, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2005. She was born June 25, 1925 in Seattle, Washington to Gabriel C. Verbaan and Elizabeth Overton. Ms. Griffith was an artist and homemaker. She was a member of the PTA and LaSertoma Club of Sparks, Nevada. A Graveside Service will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Keife, Phil Hennigan, Dennis Keife, Steven Hennigan, Ryan Dailimore and Christopher Martini. Survivors include: Daughters, Toni Lebeck & husband Gary of Reno, Nevada, Carolyn Hennigan of Center. Son, Mike Martini & wife Denise of Alamo, California. 10 Grandchildren,15 Great Grandchildren, Sister, Loretta Baker of Newport Beach, California, Cousin, Iris Verbaan of Canacia. Numerous other nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Monday, October 24, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral home in Center.

Catherine Kaufman
Community Funeral Home of center, announces pending services for 77 year old, Catherine Kaufman, of Shelbyville.

Alberta Cartwright
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 96 year old, Alberta Cartwright, of Center. Arrangements for pending services will be announced at a later date.


October 22, 2005

Billy Frank Jones
Billy Frank Jones, 75, of the Neuville Community passed away October 21, 2005 in Nacogdoches. Mr. Jones was born May 8, 1930 in Choice, Texas to Ira Lee Jones and Isabelle Walker Jones. He retired from the United States Air Force and later worked as a truck driver for Lout Logging. Mr. Jones lived in Shelby County for most of his life. Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Monday, October 24, 2005 at Short Cemetery with Rev. Don Nobles and Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mr. Jones' grandsons. Survivors include: Daughters, Judy Jones of Neuville, Jorja Jacobs and husband Thurman of Nacogdoches, Joyce Dorsett of Melrose and Jeri Blair and husband Rod of Groveton. 15 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Gay Nell Gunnels of Neuville and Viva Lee Eaves of Choice. Proceded in Death by Parents, Ira and Isabelle Jones, Two Brothers, Daughter, Jana Fountain. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


October 26, 2005

Mrs. Larncie Daniels
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 96 year old, Mrs. Larncie Daniels, of Hemphill. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Macedonia Baptist Church, in Hemphill. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 11 am until service time, at the church. Among Mrs. Daniels’ survivors is a daughter, Essie J. Daniels, of Hemphill.

Mrs. Katherine Kaufman
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for Mrs. Katherine Kaufman, of Shelbyville. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Carroll Chapel C-M-E, in Shelbyville. Interment will be in Carroll Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Kaufman’s survivors are one son, Leonard Earl Kaufman, of Shelbyville, one sister, Pauline Cartwright, of Shelbyville, and one brother, A. V. Matthews, of Center.

Mrs. Alberta Cartwright
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 96 year old, Mrs. Alberta Cartwright, of Center. Services will be Saturday Afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint Paul Baptist Church, in Center. Interment in McWilliams Cemetery. Among Mrs. Cartwright’s survivors is a sister, Oma Lee Kyle, of Center..


October 27, 2005

Julius "Hustler" Jenkins
Community Funeral Home of Center Announces services for 82 year old, Julius “Hustler” Jenkins, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Bright Morning Star Church, in Center. Interment will be in West View Cemetery. Among Mr. Jenkins’ survivors are one son, Thomas Jenkins, of Lufkin, and two daughters, Billie Daniels and Joyce Edwards, both of Center.


October 28, 2005

Alice Pearl Steadman
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 64 year old, Miss Alice Pearl Steadman, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Pleasant Hill C-M-E Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Among Miss Steadman’s survivors are one daughter, Letcia Choice, of Tenaha, two sons, Terry Steadman, and Desmond Steadman, both of Tenaha, three brothers, Charles Moore, William Hooper, and Freddie Steadman, all of New York, and three sisters, Bennie Mitchell, of Tenaha, Helen Toogood, of New York, and Frankie Ann Johnson, of Houston.

Edward Howard Wagner
Mangum Funeral Home announces the passing of 55 year old, Edward Howard Wagner, of San Augustine. There will be no services; his body was cremated. Among Mr. Wagner’s survivors are one daughter, Carrie Wagner, of Zavalla, two sisters, Lydia Scheffer, of Houston, and Susan Grinder, of Colmesneil, and one brother, James Wagner, of Laredo.

Mr. George Lee Hart Junior
Community Funeral Home of Center announces that Mr. George Lee Hart Junior, of Center, has been transferred to Heavenly Gates Funeral Home, in Shreveport.


October 31, 2005

Mrs. Rachel Vaught Samford
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 88 year old, Mrs. Rachel Vaught Samford, of Stockman. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mount Olive Baptist church Family Life Center, care of Sue Schulz, 2014 County Road 4098, Timpson, Texas 75975.

Among Mrs. Samford’s survivors are three sons, Jimmy Dane Samford, and Mac Samford, both of Stockman, and J. W. Samford, of Timpson, one daughter, Kay sanders, of Stockman, three brothers, Loral Vaught, of Silsbee, Maxwell Vaught, of Humble, and Johnny “Jack” Vaught, of Orange, and four sisters, Vernell Malone, and Mae Minton, both of Center, Shirley Fancher, of Stockman, and Faye Bolton, of Timpson.

R. D. Woodard
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending services for 79 year old, R. D. Woodard, of Garrison.

Billy Jones
Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 70 year old, Billy Jones, of Carthage. Arrangements will be announced later.

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