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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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September 4, 2005

Lela Ethel Christian Eaves
Funeral for Lela Ethel Christian Eaves, 95, of Silsbee will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Carter and the Rev. Gene Kirkley officiating. Burial will be in Clever Creek Cemetery, Center. Eaves died Sept. 2, 2005 at Silsbee Convalescent Center. Born July 3, 1910, she was the daughter of Charlie W. and Ethel Whittlesey Christian. She graduated from Center High School in 1929 and received her bachelor and masters degrees from SFA, where she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Eaves was a retired school teacher for schools in Shelby County, Buna and Warren. She was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Silsbee. Survivors include her son, David Eaves of Silsbee; and sister, Bonnie Modiz of Wildwood. Memorial donations may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church, Silsbee, or Clever Creek Baptist Church, Center. Mangum Funeral Home, Center.

Mrs. Jewel Fay (Jones) Ramsey
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Jewel Fay Jones Ramsey passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2005. Fay was the 7th of 8 children born to Robert and Hannah Elizabeth (Carmichael) Jones in Clayton, Texas, on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917. She attended public school in Clayton and graduated from high school in Carthage, Texas. Fay was active in the Baptist church in Clayton, where she led singing and taught Sunday school. She left the family farm and attended Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Fay's first teaching position was at Silas Elementary School, a two-room school near Timpson. There she met and fell in love with the most handsome man she said she had ever seen, Hershell Ramsey. Fay and Hershell were married on December 20, 1941, at the Methodist Parsonage in Timpson by Reverend Tunnell. Fay taught in Silas from 1939 to 1942 and Hershell taught there from 1940 until his induction into the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. Being newlyweds, Fay followed Hershell to several U.S. military bases before he was sent to Hennings Air Force Base near London, England. While Hershell was in England, Danny Jean, their only daughter was born. Fay resumed her teaching career as a first grade teacher in Apple Springs following WWII. The Ramsey's moved to Garrison in 1949 where Hershell served as Superintendent and High School Principal and Fay taught first grade in the Timpson and Garrison school systems until their retirement in 1984. Fay taught many, many young people; she was an excellent teacher, loved by her students and respected by other teachers. She worked in many school events and activities. Fay loved the Garrison Methodist Church where she served in many capacities. She taught Sunday school, directed vacation Bible school, and served on many church committees. Fay was a supportive and hard-working companion to Hershell's ministry in the Methodist Church. His pastorate at Joaquin United Methodist Church was celebrated by the construction of the Hershell and Fay Ramsey Fellowship Hall, which continues to serve the people of that congregation. Each year, Joaquin Methodist Church celebrates Hershell and Fay Ramsey Day. Kind and loving, Fay lived her life exemplifying her Christian beliefs. She was thoughtful of others, always wanting to help and support family, friends, and neighbors. She adored her husband, daughter, and grandson. There was nothing too difficult for her to do for them and for other family members. She enjoyed growing flowers, playing 42 with friends, and visiting with her family members. She loved the people in Garrison and especially the members of her Sunday school class. Fay was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, a proud great-grandmother, a caring daughter and sister, and delightful aunt. Fay was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Hershell Ramsey. She is survived by her loving daughter, Danny, her husband, Jim Robinson, and her beloved grandson, Brad Ballard, wife Kristy and great grandchildren, Braden Alan and Brynn Ramsey Ballard. Fay is also survived by her sister, Ebbie Saunders, her sister-in-law, Marcelle Cobb and many, many loving nieces and nephews. Her brothers Roy, Erus, Bennie, and Buford and sisters Lila Mae and Vera preceded her in death. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held on at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 4th at the First United Methodist Church of Garrison with interment following at the Shady Grove Cemetery located in Shelby County. Reverend Danhurst will officiate with music rendered by the First United Methodist Church Choir. The family will received friends on Saturday evening at the Garrison Funeral Home for a time of visitation. Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas is in charge of arrangements.


September 5, 2005

Lamerle Fleming Anderson
Lamerle Fleming Anderson, 85, of Center, passed away September 3, 2005. Ms Anderson was born May 5, 1919 in Shelby County, Texas to W.C. Lovell, II and Effie Iola Baggett Lovell. She was a member of the Called Out Church in Center. Funeral services will be a t 2 pm, Monday, September 5, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Earl Chesser & Bro. Dennis Casper officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbearers will be Steve Adams, Cecil Chessher, Matthew Jamison, Bobby Waller, Roger Windham, Wendell Johnson & Brad Jerigan. Honorary pallbearer will be Bro. Dennis Casper. Survivors Include: Daughters, Rani Jamison & husband Ramon of Center. Johnnie Beth Hogg & husband Gene of Lufkin. Son: Sam Williams of Grand Prairie, 8 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Husbands Alfred S. Fleming & Norman Anderson, 2 brothers, W.C. Lovell Jr. & Beamon Lovell, and 1 daughter in law Hilda Williams. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, September 4, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


September 6, 2005

Ms. Toby Wayne Steyer
Ms. Toby Wayne Steyer, 70, of Joaquin, passed away September 6, 2005. Ms. Steyer was born December 15, 1934. She was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Friday, September 6, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Sonny Scarborouh officiating. Interment to follow at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport. Pallbearers will be Donald Wilson, Jeff Swiff, Phillip Steyer, Marvin Steyer, Clayton Smith, Eric Whitlock, Brandan Wallace, and Ronnie Smith. . Survivors include: Daughters, Barbara Smith & husband Clayton of Houston, Selena Wilson & husband Donald of Defuniak, Flordia, Monty Swift & husband Jeff of Joaquin. Sons: Carlos Whitlock of Waco, Marvin Steyer of Joaquin, Philip Steyer & wife Brenda of Pasadena, 14 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, Numerous nieces and nephews. Best Friends Bradie & James Ballard of Conroe. Preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Marvin George Steyer, Parents, Luflus & Selena Hicks, 6 Brothers & 1 Sister. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Red Cross for hurricane relief or the Hospice of Deep East Texas. Visitation will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm Thursday September 8, 2005 at Waston & Sons Funeral Home of Center, Texas.

Clemente "Clem" Medina Gutierrez
Clemente "Clem" Medina Gutierrez, 51, of Huxley died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, as a result of a car accident in Panola County. There are no services scheduled. A cremation is scheduled. Gutierrez was born Jan. 14, 1954 in Lytle. He was an oil field driller for Patterson UTI. Survivors include Debbie Gray of Huxley; Ellie Gutierrez of Tyler; children, Felicia Ramos of Palestine, Angie Henry of Tennessee Colony, Clemente Gutierrez Jr. of Lubbock and John Gutierrez of Tyler; two grandchildren; and step-children and step-grandchildren.


September 7, 2005

Jimmy Neal Bolton
Graveside service for Jimmy Neal Bolton, 57, of Timpson will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Blair Cemetery, Timpson, with the Rev. Elmer Mathews, pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Blair Cemetery, Timpson. Bolton died Sept. 7, 2005, in Timpson. Born Aug. 8, 1948, in Panola County, he was the son of Neal and Anna Lou Langley Bolton. He was a heavy equipment operator, a member of Good Hope Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Scott Bolton of Timpson; parents, Neal and Anna Lou Langley Bolton of Carthage; sons, Brian Bolton and Brett Bolton of Beckville; sister, Judy Spicer of Oldfield, Mo.; and one grandchild. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


September 8, 2005

Juanita Jo Kreisel
Juanita Jo Kreisel, 66, of Center died Sept. 7, 2005, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Born June 23, 1939, in Towanka, Okla., she was the daughter of Charles J. and Ruby Guynn. She was homemaker and a member of Narfe.
Survivors include her husband, Charles H. Kreisel of Center; daughters, Kristine White of Kansas City, Mo., and Kimberly Billings of Oak Grove, Mo.; mother, Ruth Guynn of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Charles Guynn of Lathrop, Mo.; and three grandchildren. No services are planned, as she will be cremated.


September 9, 2005

Jimmy Neal Bolton
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 57 year old, Jimmy Neal Bolton, of Timpson. Graveside services will be this (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Blair Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, at the Taylor Funeral Home. Among Mr. Bolton’s survivors are his wife, Shirley Scott Bolton, of Timpson, his parents, Neal and Anna Lou Bolton, of Carthage, two sons, Brian and Brett Bolton, both of Beckville, and his sister, Judy Spicer, of Missouri.

Joy Evelyn Fugate
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Joy Evelyn Fugate, of San Antonio. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Garrison. Mrs. Fugate requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice. Among Mrs. Fugate’s survivors are her sons, George Wright, of Spring Branch, Harold Wright, of Michigan, and Charley Wright, of Arizona, her brother, Robert Lowrance, of Hawkins, and sisters, Iva Lowrance, formerly of Timpson, Grace Pickens, of Pleasanton, and Sophia Hancock, of Lufkin.

Curtis Ray "Unk" Frost
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, along with Burt Funeral Home, in Fort Payne, Alabama, announces pending services for 67 year old, Curtis Ray “Unk” Frost, Senior, of Timpson. Arrangements will be announced later.


September 12, 2005

Eddie Logan
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 76 year old, Eddie Logan, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. Burial will be at Saint John Cemetery. Among Mr. Logan’s survivors are his wife, Lula Mae Logan, and five daughters, Stephanie Hicks, of San Augustine, Linda Edwards, of Center, Janice Swindle, of Center, Jeannette Logan-Washington, of Nacogdoches, and Pamela Garrett, of Nacogdoches.


September 13, 2005

Loyd Buel Johnson
Loyd Buel Johnson, of Spanaway, Washington, passed away Friday, September 9, 2005. Mr. Johnson was born May 16, 1921 to Ellis Johnson & Siddie Rebecca Wilson Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a former resident of Center and served in the U.S. Army. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Thursday, September 15, 2005 at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. James Johnson officiating. Survivors include: Ex Wife, Mary Geaiva Johnson of Spanaway, Washington. Daughters: Ouita Jones & husband C.J. of Pasadena, Betty Johnson of Spanaway, Washington. Son, Loyd Buel Johnson Jr. & wife Lisa of San Augustine.. Brother, David Eugene Johnsosn & wife Katherine of Tacoma, Washington. Sisters in law: Odessa Oden & husband Frank of Jacksonville, Tresa Carpenter & husband Bill of Galena Park and Merel Blaha of Hardin. Brother in law, Frank Peterson of Dallas. 13 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by Parents, Ellis Johnson & Siddie Rebecca Wilson Johnson, Brothers, Robert Doyle Johnson & Ellis Ray Johnson. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Opal Murline McBride
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 78 year old, Opal Murline McBride, of Fredericksburg, and formerly of San Augustine. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, in San Augustine County. Among Ms. McBride’s survivors are two sons, Michael E. McBride, of Fredericksburg, and W. Stephen McBride, of Baytown, one daughter, Mary Alice Schlesinger, of Hutto, and four brothers, Lester Smith, of San Augustine, Donald Smith, of Baytown, Charles Smith, of San Augustine, and Kenneth Smith, of Vidor. Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 84 year old, Loyd Buel Johnson, of Washington State. Arrangements will be announced later.


September 14. 2005

Janie Reynold
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Janie Reynolds, 92, of Nederland. She passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2005. She was born July 20, 1913 to Claude Bert Wagstaff and Lula Ogden Wasgstaff. She lived in the Dreka Community most of her life and was a member of the Dreka Pentecostal Church. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday), at 2 pm, at Dreka Pentecostal church with Rev. Kerry Green and Rev. Eric Bartley officiating. Pallbearers will be Ray Byrd, Daniel Horrington, Roger Wagstaff & Marty Byrd. Honorary pallbearers will be Carolyn Elliott, Johnny Fleming, Vashti Oates, Joyce Flournory, and Jimmy Earl Oates. Survivors Include: Daughters: Shirley Harrington of Port Neches, Frances Byrd of Nederland. Son, Garland Reynolds of Buna, Granddaughter, Penny Kutner of Houston. Grandsons, Marty Byrd of Nederland, Jim Marshall Reynolds of Buna and Darrell Reynolds of Buna. 5 Great Grandchildren. Sister, June Siegler Killelea of California. Brother, Earl Wagstaff of Shelbyville. Numerous other relatives & a host of friends. . Visitation is this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mildred Inez Chaviers
Funeral service for Mrs. Mildred Inez Chaviers, age 82, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday September 14, 2005, at Laird Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Orr and the Rev. James Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Mrs. Chaviers passed away Monday, September 12, 2005, in Nacogdoches. Born March 31, 1923, in Carthage, she was the daughter of Flora Mae Lloyd Connell and Mike Connell. She was a homemaker, and together with her husband, owned and operated Chaviers Dairy Farm. Inez was an excellent cook and loved to work in her flower garden. She also enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader of the Bible. She was a member of Mt. Enterprise First Baptist Church. Mrs. Chaviers belonged to the DAV Ladies Auxiliary and the Republican Presidential Task Force. Survivors include daughters Frances Ballenger of Nacogdoches, Delores Bailey and husband Gary of Nacogdoches; granddaughter Rene Ballenger of Henderson; grandson Britt Ballenger and wife Amy of Jasper; step-granddaughter Linda Campbell and husband Doug of Carthage and nephew Jimmy Ward and wife Sherry of Center. She is also survived by great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chaviers was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of forty-seven years, Virgil Chaviers; brother Clifford Connell; sisters Lucille Connell, Ruth Ward and Willie Ritchey; and son-in-law Jack Ballenger. Active pallbearers will be Jason Russell, Mark Horner, Mike Porter, Michael Stanaland, Britt Ballenger, Doug Stewart and Garrell Faulkner. Memorials may be made to Life Care Hospice, 320 North Street, Ste. 311, Nacogdoches, TX 75961. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Tuesday September 13, 2005. Laird Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


September 16, 2005

Mrs. Sarah Falcone
Rose-Neath Funeral Home and Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Mrs. Sarah Falcone. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, in Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today (Friday) from noon until service time. She is the sister of the late Mrs. Geraldine Jones, that’s Mrs. H. H. Jones. Among Mrs. Falcone’s survivors her nieces, Mona Campbell and Bette Davidson.

Money Arnold
Hicks Mortuary and Black and Clark Funeral Home in Dallas, announce services for 80 year old, Money Arnold, formerly of Todd Springs. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Gillion Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mount Gillion Cemetery. Among Mr. Arnold’s survivors are one daughter, Beth Joyce Jackson, of Dallas, one son, Avis Arnold, of Washington D.C., three sisters, Irma Bolton, Mildred McClelland, and Margaret Fuller, and one brother, Jimmie Arnold, all of Center.

Arland Eugene Wheeler
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Arland Eugene Wheeler, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation is this (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice in the Pines, in Lufkin. Among Mr. Wheeler’s survivors are two sons, Tony Wheeler, of Nacogdoches, and Tim Wheeler, of Austin, and two daughters, Arlou Downing, of Gary, and Jeannie Thompson, of Hempstead.


September 17, 2005

Scotty Lloyd "Scott" Fleming, II
Services for Scotty Lloyd "Scott" Fleming, II will be held at 1 pm Monday, September 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Carl Smith, retired Pastor First Baptist Church of Center. In honor of Scott's wishes, after the services he will be cremated with half of his cremains to be entombed in the Mausoleum at Oaklawn Memorial Park with his beloved Brother Shannon and the other half of his cremains to be scattered on Toledo Bend where he loved & fished as a young boy & man. Scott passed away on Friday, September 16, 2005 at his residence after a sudden illness. For the past year he has endeared nine operations on his leg after he shattered it in an accident in August 2004. this has been a tragic & trying year for Scott & his Mother & Grandmother who loved him & helped him through his hard times. Scott grew up in Shreveport, La. having attended Greenwood Christian where he graduated in 1984. He was well known & loved by his fellow students. He was a star basketball player & during his Senior year he received the Basketball Player of the Year Award. Also during his Senior Year he was nominated & received the coveted Patriotism Award form the Knights of Columbus for his outstanding leadership throughout his high school years. He not only played sports at Greenwood but also played in the South Shreveport Dixie League Baseball Team. As a youngster, Scott along with his Brother & Sister were well know in the Shreveport-Bossier area for their Judo skills, having completed many local, regional, state & national tournaments. Scott attended Northeast Louisiana University & was only a few hours from receiving a degree in business. After college Scott worked for many years for Cox Communication & later become a millwright. He was a Methodist. Scott was preceded in death by his beloved Brother, James Shannon Fleming in 2001. Maternal Grandfather, J.D. Bailey, Paternal Grandparents, Shine & Pat Fleming, Uncles, Glenn Bailey & Jerry Bob Bailey, and cousin, Steven Glenn Bailey. He is survived by his beloved & devoted Mother & Friend, Wanda Bailey Fleming of Shreveport, La., Father Scotty Fleming of Center, Sister Shearmon Fleming Swindler & husband Clay, loyal & loving Grandmother, Betty Spann Newton, Step Grandmother, Irene Bailey, nieces & Nephew, Alexis Fleming & Nicholas Fleming of Ruston, La., two aunts, Sue Bailey Monsour & husband Billy of Logansport, La., & Bobbie Sue Smith & husband Miles of Mineola, Special Cousins, LaTonya Bailey Clark & husband Cody, Mark Smith & Myla Smith, Bailey Jansen of Logansport, Bubba Jansen, of Logansport, Clayton Jansen of Logansport. Special friends who have looked out for him in past years, Beverly & Brianna Stripling & Vicki Andrusick at English Bay Marina where Scott lived. Scott was a loving & fun person who loved to fish & hunt. he will be missed by all who knew & loved hi. Two Brothers, side by side, That's where Scott & Shannon are now. "If a wind should blow across your brow you'll know from where it came and how!" In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 380, Logansport La.,71049


September 19, 2005

Lottie Estelle Tyer
Funeral for Lottie Estelle Tyer, 90, of Groves and formerly of Timpson will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson with the Rev. Clark Stricklin officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Tyer died September 16, 2005 at her residence. Born July 25, 1915, in the Rehobeth community, she was the daughter of George and Myrtis Wright Rhodes. She was married to Eugene Tyer and he preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Edward Tyer of Spring; daughters, Paula Philen of Kingwood and Janis Epperson of Groves; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Taylor Funeral Home.


September 20, 2005

Hansen C. “Hoss” Andrews
Hansen C. “Hoss” Andrews, 81, of Center, passed away Monday, September 19, 2005. He was born December 16, 1923 in Enterprise, Alabama to Ewell Andrews and Florence Adams Andrews. He was a life-long resident of Center and a member of Neuville Baptist Churuch. Mr. Andrews was retired from Santa Fe Railroad and served in the US Navy during World War II.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Marion Huckaby officiating. Interment to follow at Neuville Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Andrews, Andy McClain, Josh Snider, Chris Snider, Justin Harkness & Brian Harkness.
Honorary pallbearers will be Friends of Brookshire Bros Coffee Drinking Gang
Survivors include:
Daughters: Debby Snider & husband Jimmy of Tenaha, Connie Spann of Center
Sons: Rickey Andrews & wife Gladys of Center, Charles Ray Andrews & wife Charlotte of Cleveland
Sisters: Clara Wiggins of Longview & Grace McKinney of Longview
Grandchildren: Josh Snider & wife Khristina of Tenaha, Chris Snider of Carthage, Shanna Andrews of Center, Jessica Andrews of Center, Vicki Johnson & husband Don of Center, Frances Spann of Center, Charlie Andrews & wife Laquesha of Jasper, Melissa Guy & husband Greg of Jasper, Andy McClain & wife Kristin of Jasper, Allison McClain of Austin, Nancy McClain of Austin, Jay McClain of Cleveland
Special Granddaughter & Caregiver: Becky Harkness & husband Brian of Center
Great Grandchildren: Jessie Snider, Justin Harkness, Sara Harkness, Maggie Harkness, Forest Andrews & wife Bailey Michelle, Taylor Guy, Adam Guy, Bryce Guy & Victoria McClain
Preceded in death by his wife Rosene “Rosie” Andrews, his parents, son-in-law Pete Spann, two brothers and two sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Neuville Community Cemetery, 854 FM 2140, Center, Texas.

William Ray Lonett
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 19 year old, William Ray Lonett, of Center.


September 22, 2005

Ms. Debra Mikel
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 49 year old, Ms. Debra Mikel, of Houston. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.Among Ms. Mikel’s survivors are a daughter, Chree Parker, of Houston, and two sons, Cedric Thomas and Tremayne Curtis Gardner, both of Houston.

Ms. LaKita Page
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 38 year old, Ms. LaKita Page. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at First United Smyrna, of Timpson. Interment will be in Antonic Cemetery.Among Ms. Page’s survivors is her son, Eric Page, of Timpson.


September 23, 2005

William Ray "Bubba" Lovett
Funeral services for William Ray "Bubba" Lovett, 19, of Lufkin will be held Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10AM in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Harvey officiating. Interment will follow in the Melrose Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Mr. Lovett was born May 23, 1986 in Lufkin, and died Tuesday, September 20, 2005 in Center Texas. Mr. Lovett resided in Lufkin and Hudson for most of his life. He loved hunting, fishing, bull riding and riding horses, and especially loved his family and the Lord. Mr. Lovett was a member of the Lighthouse of Prayer Church. Survivors include his parents, Teresa and Doug Erbey of Lufkin, brothers, Christopher Battles of Center and Casey Erbey of Lufkin, maternal grandfather, Gerald Lovett of Huntington, maternal grandmother, Dianne Lovett of Huntington, paternal grandparents, James and Mary Erbey of Lufkin, maternal great grandmother, Elizabeth Blanton of Diboll, step grandmother, Sally Denby of Lufkin, very special uncle, Charles Ray Lovett, special person in William's life Kirk Battles, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, E.L. "Dick" Blanton. Pallbearers will be Joseph Caldwell, Damon Malnar, Andy Ackerman, Doc Caldwell, Ray Clary and James Bryan. The family will recieve friends from 6 to 8 PM. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Lufkin, directors


September 26, 2005

Robert Marcus "Mark" McDonald
Robert Marcus “Mark” McDonald, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2005. His death was the result of electrocution while working in a broiler house. He was born July 26, 1951 in Forth Worth to Harold McDonald and Alice Moss McDonald. Mr. McDonald was a poultry farmer and member of Ephesus Baptist Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. B.A. Morris officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Pallbearers will be Billy Jack Corbell, Shane Corbell, Gene Borders, Jimmy Wilkinson, Terry Allen & Darrel Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be L.H. Hewitt, Juan Caballero, Brad Bass, Ronnie Borders, Bro. Don Murphree.
Survivors include:
Wife: Lisa McDonald of Shelbyville
Sons: Marcus Clinton McDonald & wife Blanca of Center
Robert Marcus McDonald, Jr. & wife Christy of Center
Daughter: Meghan Melissa McDonald Wilkinson & husband Jeffrey of Center
Grandchildren: Abby McDonald, Caleb McDonald and Joshua McDonald
Father: Harold L. McDonald & Tommye of Center
Brothers: Mike McDonald of Willis, Dan McDonald of Tyler and Jonathan McDonald of Nassau Bay
Father-in-Law & Mother-in-law: Gordon & Nell Corbell of Shelbyville
Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Preceded in death by: Mother, Alice McDonald


September 27, 2005

Robert Allen Mueller
Robert Allen Mueller, 57, passed away September 24, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle Mueller, son: Robert Mueller Jr. and daughter Laura Mueller, mother: Mary Mueller, brothers: Billy Mueller and wife Kathy, Gordon Mueller, Tommy Mueller, Charles Mueller, Kenneth Mueller and Johnny Mueller. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM Wednesday September 28, 2005 at Klein Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 4 PM Thursday at New Prospect Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Belton “Beck” Jackson
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Belton “Beck” Jackson, of Center. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Patroon Cemetery. Among Mr. Jackson’s survivors are five sons, Kenneth Jackson, Glenn Jackson, William Jackson, Richard Jackson, all of center, and Ronnie Jackson, of Orange, one daughter, Marlina Hannah, of Brazoria, his wife, Clarice Jackson, of Timpson, and five brothers, Douglas Jackson, Jimmy Jackson, and Billy Joe Jackson, all of Center, Eugene Jackson, of Trinity, and Don Jackson, of Shelbyville.

Ernestine “Teeny” Hooper
Cason Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches announces services for 97 year old, Ernestine “Teeny” Hooper, formerly of Timpson. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Cason Monk Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson. She is survived by nieces and nephews, and one of her nieces is Gwendolyn Crawford, of Timpson. Community Funeral Home of Timpson, announces pending services 87 year old, Mrs. Ella Reed, of Garrison. Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 94 year old, Ruby Richardson, of Tenaha.


September 30, 2005

Tye B. Brittain
Tye B. Brittain, 75, of Center, passed away Friday, September 30, 2005. He was born January 25, 1930 in Shelby County, Texas to John Willis Brittain and Tennie C. Buckley. Mr. Brittain was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm Saturday, October, 1, 2005 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment to follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Pallbearers will be Shannon Langford, Charles Barr, Bruce Koonce, Craig Moss, Davis A. Brittain & Michael David Brittain. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Braxton, John Dillon, Mike Braxton, Stevie Cox, David Adkinson, Keith Braxton & Buddy Moss. Survivors include: Wife, Bertha Ann Brittain of Center. Daughters, Laura Griffin of Center, Deborah Dennis and husband Randy of Joaquin, Cindy Langford & husband Shannon of Center. Sons, Willis Eugene Brittain of Navasota, Roland Brittain of Tenaha, Johnny Brittain & wife Tammy of Center and Ricky Brittain of Palestine. 12 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. Sisters Mary Miller of Huxley, Avis Moss & husband Barney of Joaquin. Brother, J.I. Brittain and wife Pauline of Axtec, N.M. Also a number of nieces, nephews cousins & a host of friends. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, September 30, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Harold Faulk, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 in Shreveport.

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

Joy Weaver, 95, of Center, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Weaver was born May 6, 1919 in the Patroon Community of Shelby County to Dr. John Henry Ellington and Verna Laura Bell Ellington. She was a member of First Christian Church in Center.

She is survived by
Daughter: Joy Ann Havran and husband, Bob, of Ft. Worth

Grandson: Blake Weaver Havran of Ft. Worth

Preceded in death by
Husband: Martin Weaver
Grandson: Barrett Martin Havran
Parents: Dr. John Henry Ellington and Verna Laura Bell Ellington

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

Sylvia M. Fuller, 77, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch and Bro. Haagon Lister officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Fuller was born February 25, 1937 in Hooks to Foy Edward Stilwell and Maddie Mae Beckham Stilwell. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandbabies and great grandbabies, and was known as the peace keeper of the family.

She is survived by
Children:
Katherine Smith and husband, Charlie, of Center
Karen Ann Evans and husband, Jeremy, of Center
Benjamin Provost and loving companion, Doree Bradbury, of Georgia

Grandchildren:
Lamanda Glaesmann and husband, Kevin, of Magnolia
Charlie Smith Jr. and wife, Jessica, of Center
Benny Ray Smith of Center
Sarah Fenley and husband, Jeremy, of Center
Mackenzie Provost of Georgia
Michael A. Napier of Michigan

Great-Grandchildren:
Malanda and Breyden Glaesmann
Madison and Morgan Fenley
Brent, Bryce and Braylee Smith
Skyler and Kadence Smith

Aunt and Uncle: Sis and Virgil House

Cousins:
Virgil Lee and Linda House

Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Benjamin E. Provost
Husband: Derwin L. Fuller
Daughter: Peggy Sue Provost
Grandson: Benjamin A. Rose
Parents: Foy Edward Stilwell and Maddie Mae Beckham Stilwell

Pallbearers will be Charlie Smith Jr., Benny Ray Smith, Jeremy Fenley, Kevin Glaesmann, Keith Webb and Bobby Smith.

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

Larry Fred Matthews “Frog”, 68, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 at his residence.

Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Kevin Cook officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 18, 1946 in Center, Texas to Clyde and Georgia Bell (Bivens) Matthews. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Carthage. He served in the US Air Force during Vietnam. A truly merciful, loving, forgiving and generous man, who believed the best about others and was willing to give them another chance.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clyde and Georgia Bell Matthews, Wife, Linda Matthews & Grandson, Gabriel Fountain.

He is survived by:
2 Sons:
Clint Matthews of Houston
Matt Matthews of Carthage

Daughter:
Joy Matthews of Houston

4 Grandchildren:
Abbigail Fountain
Aundriea Matthews
Memphis Arbuckle
Madison Breedlove

Sister-in-law:
Marcia Pruett of Houston

Brother-in-law:
Lloyd Kelley of Houston

Sister-in-law:
Marie Danza of Idaho

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

A.C. “Jake” Jacobs

A.C. “Jake” Jacobs, 93, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Military honors will be given by VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Sunday evening, September 7, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Graveside service and burial will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

He was born May 5, 1921 in Kaufman Co, Texas to Tom and Minnie (Cantrell) Jacobs. He served in the US Army for 4 years during WWII. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Tom and Minnie Jacobs, Wife, Kate Jacobs, Granddaughter, Dana Elizabeth Bryant & Brothers & Sister, Marvin Jacobs, Tommy Lee Jacobs, Lloyd Jean Jacobs, Lewis “Slim” Jacobs & Della Lee Edwards.

He is survived by:
4 Children:
Jeanie Bryant & husband, Scott of Cleveland
Susan Valentine & husband, Jack of Horseshoe Bay
Ronny Jacobs & wife, Sandra of Houston
Penny Jacobs Lightfoot & husband, Larry of Columbus
Grandchildren:
Kyle Bryant of Cleveland
Craig Bryant of Cleveland 
Ryan Bryant of Rusk
Michael Marshall & wife, Christine of Florida 
Kimberly Etheridge & husband, Scott of League City
Andrea Dominguez & husband, Randy of Bacliff
Deanna King & husband, Skipper of Katy
Aaron Jacobs of Houston
Great Grandchildren:
William & Christine Bryant
Angela Bryant
Sophie & Zoe Marshall 
Ella Kate & Ava Etheridge 
Trevor, Tristan, Tate & Taylor Dominguez
Sarah & Allen King
Brother:
Billy Dean Jacobs of Terrell
Sister:
Murlene Griggs of Canton
Sisters-in-law:
Vaydene Hamm of Paris
Frances Via of Beaumont
Reception for family & friends to follow the services on Monday at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

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

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside of Austin, Texas passed away August 27, 2014. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on February 27, 1928 to Roy B. Dent and Mary Odell (Johnson) Dent of Timpson, Texas. She grew up in Tenaha and Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School. On November 27, 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Stanley Whiteside and spent more than 52 years teaching, raising children and enjoying life together.

Ouida received her bachelor's degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University and later earned her master's degree in educational administration. As a high school English teacher, she spent more than fifty years in the classroom touching the lives of many students, mentoring many young teachers and building countless lifelong relationships. In Austin, Ouida taught at Travis High School, McCallum High School and retired from Anderson High School in 2005.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was occasionally called upon to share her insights on the scriptures of the week. She truly loved teaching, literature and her family.

Ouida was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Jack Dent and her sister Rodell (Dent) Spencer. She is survived by three brothers: Roy Dent of Lake Murvaul, Texas, Troy (Kay) Dent of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and Ted (Pat) Dent of Nacogdoches, Texas; four children: W. Robin (Pat) Whiteside of Austin, Vikki Whiteside of Midpines, CA, Marti (Ron) Willens of Pacific Palisades, CA and Stan (Tay Tanya) Whiteside of Fajardo, Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren: Gage Brown of Austin, William R. Whiteside of Austin, Brandy Whiteside (Justin Little) of Austin, Shane Ingraham of Austin, Zack (Yesika) Ingraham of Austin, Stephanie Ingraham of Los Angeles, CA and Troy Whiteside of Austin; and seven great-grandchildren: Easton Brown, Noah Ingraham, Kobe Ingraham, Kaylee Whiteside, David Whiteside, Cris Whiteside and Jaylee Whiteside.

Sid Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate at the memorial service at 11:00 am on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ouida's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 3520 Executive Center Dr., Suite #140, Austin, Texas 78731.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff at The Summit Northwest for their contributions to Ouida's care and comfort.

09/02/2014

Taylor Keith Keele, 21, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Memorial Medical Hospital in San Augustine.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 1, 1993 in Nacogdoches to Troy and Tirrie (Dobos) Keele. He graduated from Timpson High School in 2011 where he graduated with honors and was ranked 14th in his class and he was active in powerlifting and track. Taylor was full of life, he loved skiing, fishing & rope swings. He was a dare devil and lived life to the fullest, always with a smile, full of love and energy. He will be truly missed by his family & friends.

He is preceded in death by his Grandmothers, Opal Dobos & Sue Keele, Grandfather, Dan Keele, Uncle, Tony Keele, Uncle, Cowboy Santos and Uncle, Danny Keele.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Troy & Tirrie Keele of Center

Brother:
Randall Gilchrist & wife, Cheli of Martinsville

Sister:
Terrin Strahan & husband, Brenton of Gary

Brother:
Therrin Keele & fiancé, Tiffany of Center

Twin Brother:
Tyler Keele & girlfriend, Kelsey of Center

Brother:
Camden Hughes of Center

Grandfathers:
Doug Dobos of Tenaha
Marshall Dover of Center

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

Pallbearers:
Ryan Keele, Matthew Stanley, Mark Stanley, Lonnie Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Sr. & Michael Hurst

Honorary Pallbearers:
Marshall Dover, Doug Dobos & Justin McGuire
In lieu of flowers, family request that donations can be made to Mangum Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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

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