A celebration of life for Elizabeth Grimes Biggers, 90, of Nacogdoches, Texas was held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Pastor Emeritus Dr. Allen Reed officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery. The family welcomed friends and loved ones from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Elizabeth was born on April 18, 1928, at the family home on Upper Melrose Road in Nacogdoches, Texas to McNeil Grimes Sr. and Lillie Mae Sisco Grimes. She lived in Nacogdoches most of her life. She passed away March 10, 2019, in Nacogdoches surrounded by family.

Elizabeth was Valedictorian of her graduating class from Nacogdoches High School and Salutatorian from Stephen F. Austin State University. She later earned a Master’s in Education from SFASU. Early on she worked as a secretary, teacher and librarian at various schools. However, most of her career was spent at SFA, retiring in 1991 after twenty-five years as a librarian.

She married Ben M. Wallace in 1950, and he is the father of her three children. She was a single mother from 1968 until she married Earl Biggers in 1986. She has been a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, for many years where she was especially active in the SOS Sunday School class and the Sunshine Flower Ministry. She was a longtime volunteer in the emergency room at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She loved her family and friends dearly and always cherished time spent with them.

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Susan Castille and husband Sonny of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Sharon Touchette and husband Henry and son, Stephen Wallace and wife Kathy, all of Nacogdoches; and stepdaughter, Mickey Wulf and husband Fred of Center, Texas. She is also survived by her four granddaughters: Jade Harrell and husband Wade, Paige Wallace, Whitney Cleveland, and Caitlin Lawrence; and two step-grandsons, Deuce and Ben Wulf; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, McNeil Grimes Jr.; both husbands; and step-son, Ken Biggers.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Gary Rogerson, Bill Fisk, Cason Adams, David Stabinsky, Wade Harrell, and Nicholas Fisk. Honorary pallbearers will be Odell Garner and Waymon Garner.

The family would also like to thank her special care givers Ruthie, Rylie, Tina, Beverly, Tonie and all of the staff at Willowbrook Rehab.

The family requests memorials be given to the First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, 411 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

Please visit www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com to leave your online condolences and memories.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.


Funeral services for Bro. M. D. Lamon, 87, of Center will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in the new building. Bro. Richard Goodwin, Sr., Richard Goodwin and Garfield D. Lamon will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Bro. Lamon died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, after a short illness.

He was born August 5, 1931 in Linden, TX to John Lamon and Betty Richardson Lamon.

Seventy-three years ago, Bro. Lamon gave his life to the Lord. He was filled with God’s Holy Spirit and baptized in the name of Jesus. Since that day, Bro. Lamon lived his life to spread the love of Jesus throughout East Texas. On July 3, 1948, Bro. Lamon married the love of his life, Hester Arlene Pinkston.

At the age of 18, Bro. Lamon was ordained to preach the gospel in the state of Texas. After his ordination, Bro. and Sister Lamon evangelized for one year and felt God’s call to pastor. He pastored churches in Lufkin, TX, Huntington, TX, San Augustine County, TX, Aiken, TX and Center, TX.

At 87 years of age, Bro. Lamon was very active in ministry. He taught Wednesday evening Bible study each week and spoke words of wisdom and encouragement in every service. He pastored the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ for 52 years and 9 months.

During the past two years, Bro. Lamon supervised the construction project for a new church campus. His dream was to have the new building completed debt-free.

For two years, Bro. Lamon served as President of the Shelby County Outreach Senior Citizens Center. He also volunteered there about 20 hours per week. He enjoyed having lunch with his friends; but most of all, he enjoyed praying for their needs. Bro. Lamon was well-known in Shelby County for his gentle spirit and wisdom.

Bro. Lamon was preceded in death by his wife, Hester Pinkston Lamon, son, Aubrey Lamon, Sr., Daughter-in-heart, Rilda Lamon, his parents, brothers, Edward Lamon and Ed Lamon, sisters Lorene King, Mae Standley, Alene Hobbs and Mary Lou Snodgrass.

Bro. Lamon is survived by daughter and son-in-heart, Richard and Shirley Goodwin, sons Lester Donald Lamon of Magnolia, OH and Garfield Dee Lamon of Woodville, TX. He is also survived by grandchildren, Richard and Lisa Goodwin of Louisville, KY, Lori Goodwin of Dallas, TX, Alesha and Jeff Hamm of Edwards, MS, Donna and Paris Stokes of Vicksburg, MS, Aubrey and Kayla Lamon, II of Center, TX, Dee Ann and Cody Armstrong of Woodville, TX, Garfield Lamon of Kirbyville, TX, and Patrick Lamon of Bixby, OK. He is also survived by 11 great grandchildren. He is survived by one brother, Harvey Lamon of Lufkin, TX.

Pallbearers are men of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial offerings to the building fund of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, 524 FM 2026, Center, TX 75935. His church family would like to see his dream fulfilled.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 16, 2019, 5 PM - 8 PM and Sunday, March 17, 2019, 1 PM before the funeral service.  

Donations to the church building fund can be sent to 524 FM 2026, Center, Texas 75935.

Pallbearers are men of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

Arrangements are under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Clifford Wayne Hand, 91, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on March 14, 2019 in Center, Texas. He was born on September 25, 1927 in Amarillo, Texas to W.B. Hand and Montalee Longacre Hand. 

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. 

A visitation will be held prior to service time on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

Clifford grew up in Amarillo, and after high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force. While in the armed forces, Clifford served in World War II. After returning home, he married the love of his life, Judy in 1949, and the two spent a wonderful 60 years together before her passing. Clifford went to work for the United State Postal Service where he remained for 36 years before retiring. During his tenure with the USPS, he also worked with Continental Trailways for 25 years. 

Clifford thoroughly enjoyed the company of others. He was a genuine “people person” who found great pleasure in conversation and laughter. He also liked to spend time fishing, playing dominoes and playing bingo. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Huxley and was an integral part of adding on the new addition to the church. 

Clifford is survived by his sons, Rocky Hand and wife, Patricia, Stanley Hand and wife, Laneva and Richard Hand; and special friend, Marguerite Kuykendall.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Judy and his parents, W.B. and Montalee Hand.

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.


Minnie LaPearl Dean Jefferson was born March 20, 1945 and passed from this life on March 12, 2019, one week shy of her 74th birthday. Pearl was born at the family home in Shelby County, Texas to Emmitt Ambrose and Ima Estell (Cummings) Dean. As the baby of the family she was loved and spoiled by her older siblings, Lois, JE and Clint. 

Pearl attended Strong School and graduated from Joaquin High School. 1963 was a big year for Pearl as she turned 18, married, graduated from high school and flew to Spain to join her new husband, Garry Jefferson. Pearl had never been out of the state of Texas, but happily took on the challenge of flying across the ocean to a new country all by herself! Garry and Pearl spent 2 years in Seville, Spain before returning to Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas. In 1965 their daughter Lori Lynn was born. She was followed by brothers Michael Jason in 1973 and Garry Keith in 1974. 

As an Air Force wife, Pearl lived in Spain, Texas, Louisiana, Germany and Montana. Moving every few years was not a chore for Pearl. One of her first tasks in a new house was the hanging of curtains in the windows. Pearl could not bear the sight of windows covered with a sheet or blanket and always believed a house became a home when the new curtains went up. In fact, as an accomplished seamstress, each house quickly had tailor-made brand new curtains for the windows. 

Air Force retirement brought the family back to Bossier City, Louisiana in 1980 and Pearl would remain in her adopted hometown until her passing. During this time Pearl worked as an administrative assistant in the Housing Office at Barksdale Air Force Base. She was a civilian employee for the Department of Defense for 28 years. Pearl very much enjoyed her job at the Housing Office as it allowed her meet and greet most of the incoming personnel to the base. From brand new Airmen to seasoned Colonels, everyone enjoyed and appreciated Miss Pearl’s welcoming smile and helpful attitude. Near and dear to Pearl’s heart were the young families arriving at Barksdale. Miss Pearl was known to frequent garage sales and flea markets to keep a stock of high chairs, bassinets and cribs for those young families just starting out. She wanted to make sure each family had all they needed for their little ones. After many years of dedicated service, Pearl retired from Civil Service in 2008. 

Pearl’s greatest joy and accomplishment in life was her children and grandchildren. She loved them deeply and they knew she would do anything for them. Pearl often remarked that she loved her children, but being a grandmother was the best! She adored her grandchildren, Steven and Jonathan Miklos, and Logan and Morgan Jefferson. 

Pearl was a long time member of Bellaire Baptist Church and was active in the Encouragers Sunday School Class. Pearl loved Jesus and knew when she left her Earthly home she was joining her Lord in heaven. 

Left to cherish her memory are:
Her sister: Lois Weeks of Houston, Texas

Daughter and son-in-law: Lori and Quint Miklos and sons Steven and Jonathan of Rapid City, South Dakota

Michael Jason Jefferson of Bossier City, Louisiana 
Keith and Jill Jefferson and their children Logan and Morgan of Center, Texas

She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who loved her very much.

Services for Pearl will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Bellaire Baptist Church, Bossier City, Louisiana with Dr. Randy Harper officiating. Graveside services will be at 11am on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Strong Cemetery, Shelbyville, TX. Presiding over the graveside will be Bro. Billy Windham. Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

In the leu of flowers donations can be made to Strong Cemetery in her name - Strong Cemetery P.O. Box 1383 Center, TX 75935. 


Lena Mae (Rudd) Cormier, 89, of Lumberton, Texas, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at a Beaumont hospital.

A native and former resident of Shelby County, Lena was born June 4, 1929, in Center to parents Elmer and Nora Rudd. She was a faithful Christian and had been active in churches in the communities she had resided. Her most recent membership was with Woodrow Baptist Church of Silsbee.

Her survivors include a son, Ronnie Cormier and wife Patricia of Baytown; a daughter, Theresa Bridges and husband Tommy of Lumberton; a brother, Elmer Ray Rudd of Gillis, Louisiana; a sister, Geraldine Durso of Silsbee; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Rene Joseph Cormier; her parents, Elmer and Nora Rudd; as well as three sisters, Faye, Merle, and Pearl.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Home, located at 415 N. Fourth Street in Silsbee.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Farmer Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Scott officiating. Interment will follow at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery, located in Silsbee.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee.

Visit www.farmerfhsilsbee.com to offer memories and condolences.


Eddie (Edgar) Leroy Langford, Jr., passed away suddenly on March 12, 2019. Eddie was born on March 15, 1961, in Houston, Texas to Ed (Edgar) and Oleta Langford. He was a member of the 1979 graduating class of Conroe High School.

In 1980 he married Lori Holt and they had one son, Beau (Roland) Langford. In 2003 he married Mitzi McClure. Eddie is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Oleta and by his sister, Anita. 

He is survived by:
His wife: Mitzi Langford

His son: Beau and wife Amie Langford

Hailey Langford 
Lexi Langford

Mary and husband Vernon Embry
Dianne and husband Joe Fuller
Janice Langford
Edith Langford and husband Chris

Brother: Ernie and wife Paula Langford

Many nieces and nephews.

After graduating high school, Eddie continued to work with his dad in construction work.  He later started his own business, Langford Construction, where he continued to work until his illness prevented him from doing so. That did not stop him from teaching others. He was always willing to explain to you how “to do” the work. He was always helping someone start or complete a project.  He was his family “go to person” for all their needs. If he did not know how to do it, he would go to you tube to see how to repair it.  

Eddie loved to hunt, fish, to spend time with his son and granddaughters, and explore his surroundings. With the growth of Montgomery County he would say there was always a new road to explore.

Eddie will be greatly missed by his family. He will be laid to rest on March 19, 2019, at the family cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.


Glenda Rae Brittain, 79, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on March 11, 2019 in Timpson. She was born on December 25, 1939 in Timpson to Alvin Cecil Watson and Etoula Eugene Moore Watson. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Blair Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Orval Miller officiating. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 10:00am to 11:30am on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Taylor Funeral Home. 

Glenda was born and raised in Timpson and graduated from Timpson High School in 1957. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Brittain on October 31, 1958, and the two built a wonderful life together until Kenneth’s passing. Glenda was an extremely crafty woman and enjoyed making some of the neatest things. She also had a great interest in genealogy and had done a lot of research about her family’s lineage.

Family was of the utmost importance to Glenda, and it showed in the countless hours she spent supporting her grandkids at all of their sporting events and school functions. She treasured every moment surrounded by her children and grandchildren. When together, Glenda’s family shared love and laughter that will be wonderful memories for years to come. 

Glenda is survived by:
Her son: Eric Brittain and wife, Bethany

Daughter: Shona Hale

Heather Ritter and husband, Stephen
Amanda Brittain
Megan Pavlock and husband, Thomas
Dayna Hale

Sydney Eileen Ritter
Shaun Brent Ritter
Mason James Hicks
Aiva Leigh Pavlock
Thomas Wayne Pavlock, Jr.
Ashton Kane Hale
Camden Kase Hale 

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth Brittain and her parents, Cecil and Etoula Watson. 

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net


Connie Jean Walker Straus, 74, passed away March 9, 2019. Connie was born April 28, 1944.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Rose-Neath Chapel, Logansport, LA.  Officiating will be Rev. Joe Walker and Rev. Ron Johnson. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Stanley, LA. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the funeral home.

She was proceeded in death by husband, David William “Butch” Straus; daughter, Rena’ Straus; parents, Kinley Walker and Vernice Dawson Walker; sister, Geneva Walker Horn; and brothers, Kenneth Edgar (Sonny) Walker, Ray Kenneth Walker, and Marvin Glenn Walker.

She is survived by:

Son, David L. Straus and wife, Janie

Sister, Mary Hutto

Seven grandchildren:
Sarah Bechtel and husband, John
Patrick McKim and wife, Michelle
Jessica Houston and husband, Dave
Elizabeth Walker and husband, Josh
Thomas Straus and wife, Sommer
Charlie Evans
Jimmy Evans and wife, Tisa

30 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren

Special nieces:
Michelle Harville and husband, Greg
Stormy Harrison and husband, Wayne

Nieces and nephews

Extended family: Nikki Sholar, Sarah Norwood, Linda Taylor and William Clark. 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons. 

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


Funeral services for Frances Pearl Armstrong Hanson, 95, of Lufkin will be held Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mardy Guidry officiating. Graveside services will be held at 5:00 p.m. at Jackson Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Hanson was born January 25, 1924 in Douglass, Texas to the late Della (Smith) and Henry V. Armstrong, and died Friday, March 8, 2019 in a local nursing home.

Formerly of Center, Mrs. Hanson had resided in Lufkin for 43 years. She worked in the cafeteria at Hudson ISD for 15 years and had served as a Cub Scout Leader and Den Mother. Mrs. Hanson was fondly referred to as a dinosaur; they don’t make them like her anymore. She was very energetic, dressed elegantly, was very aware of her appearance, and met her goal of living to 95. She was a hard worker with a strong work ethic. Mrs. Hanson was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Survivors include: 
Her daughter and son-in-law: LaDeva and Richard McGee of Hudson

Sons and daughters-in-law: 
George Elton, Jr. and Judy Hanson of Angleton
Lowell and Sarah Hanson of the Woods Community in Panola County

Grandchildren and their spouses: 
Alan and Robin Burnett
Dacia and Sid Ballow
Carla and Dale Hite
Ricky and Glenda McGee
Chrissie and Steve Leshikar
Keith and Pam Malzman
Brenda and Travis Sakellaridis
Kevin Hanson
Dustin and Nikki Hanson

Eight great-grandchildren

Nine great-great-grandchildren

Sister: Nelda Lawson of Alto 

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Elton Hanson, Sr. in 2001; grandson, Pat Burnett; and six brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Alan Burnett, Justin Jordan, Stephen Burnett, Kevin Hanson, and Dustin Hanson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 151125, Lufkin, Texas 75915.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon prior to the services.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Mary Elizabeth Little, 74, of Timpson, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, in Timpson.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison with Steven Jackson officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Little was born September 15, 1944, in Timpson, to Robert Little and Ruby Ford Little. She loved arts and crafts and spending time with her children. She was of the Christian faith.
She is survived by:
Her sons: 
James Ray Deason
Jerry Deason and wife Michelle
Mark Deason
John Deason
Billy Deason

Elizabeth Cox and husband Frank
Felicia Long

11 grandchildren

16 great-grandchildren

10 great-great-grandchildren

Stepsister: Mary Alice Brown.

Preceded in death by brothers, Billy Little, Robert Little; parents, Robert Little and Ruby Ford Little.
Special thanks to HeartsWay Hospice Staff - Tiffany, Angela and Bobby.

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



Linda Gail Holley, 63, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers and Bro. Edlon Hamilton officiating.

Ms. Holley was born December 4, 1955, in Channelview, to Exie D. Nettles and Dorothy Ella Ubnosky Nettles. She coached girl’s golf teams, during which time she lead several teams to State tournaments. Ms. Holley held the title “Ladies Club Champion” at Center Country Club. 

She is survived by her husband, William T. “Willie” Holley Jr. of Tenaha; children, James Anthony “Tony” Wurz and wife Kathleen of Wylie, Roger Eldon Holley and wife Sharla of Tenaha, Amanda Marie Holley Cranford and husband Shane of Sunnyvale; grandchildren, Aidan Wurz, Dalton Holley, Delaney Holley, Jason Turner, Jax Turner, Kylie Cranford, Kolin Cranford; parents, Exie D. Nettles and Dorothy Ella Ubnosky Nettles; sisters, Ella Jean DePalma of Huntsville, Carole Keller of Houston, Mary Rasberry of Denton; nieces and nephews, David DePalma, Ruth Murphy, Debbi DePalma, Kelli Beckwith, Kasey Pazdernik, Bo Taylor Charles.

Pallbearers will be Jose Beatriz, Katona Beatriz, Shanan Shofner, Donny Moody, Scott Cammack and Todd Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Holley Services Inc. Employees.

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


Susan Leah Golding, 61 of Asheville, North Carolina entered heaven on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  

II Corinthians 5:8: “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Luke 23:43: “Jesus answered him, I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Ms. Golding was born September 5, 1957 in Port Arthur to Thurman Ross “TR” Golding and Hazel Fields Golding.

She is survived by:
Carole Sonmor of Houston
Sandra Palmer and husband Johnny of Nacogdoches
Patricia Elizondo and husband Joe of San Antonio
Debbie Lawson and husband Mark Sr. of Groves. 

She is also survived by:
Maxine Christian of Tenaha
Beth Golding of Winnie

Lee Sonmor
Kyle Sonmor
Steven Frioux
Mark Lawson Jr.
Chad Lawson
Tyler Lawson

Kim Knox
Angela Sturm
Kristen Frioux
Jennifer Hobson
Christie Council.

She is preceded in death by parents Thurman Ross Golding and Hazel Fields Golding Lloyd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Dream Center of SETX. This outreach seeks to restore and transform lives “by a supernatural understanding of God’s love.”

Information may be obtained at www.beaumontdreamcenter.org


Infant Ana'stasia Williams of San Augustine passed away Monday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Funeral service is at 1pm Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Corinth Baptist Church, Sexton, Texas. Interment at Corinth Cemetery, Sexton with Pastor Collins officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Kiana Watts of San Augustine

Father, Monterrio Williams of Center

Grandmother, Lutishia Barnes of San Augustine

Grandfather, Maurice Watts, Jr. of San Augustine

Grandmother, Farah Williams of Center

Obituary submitted by Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Elmer Ray Roberts, 82 of Timpson, passed away Monday morning, March 4, 2019 at Garrison Nursing Home, Garrison, Texas.

Wake is Friday night, 6:30to 8pm, March 8, 2019 at First Smyrna Baptist Church, Timpson. Funeral service is at 1pm Saturday, March 9, 2019 at First Smyrna Baptist Church, Timpson. Interment is at Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson with Pastor J.T. Harris officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Annie Neal Crockett of Timpson

Daughter, Shareka Roquemore of Shreveport, LA

Son, Ricardo Crockett of Houston

4 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren

Lena Williams of Timpson
Corine Hooper of Austin

Brother, George Roberts, Jr. of Freeport

Obituary submitted by Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Larry Ray McDonald, 56, of Garrison, passed away on March 3, 2019 in Garrison, Texas. He was born on June 9, 1962 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Garrison Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at First Assembly of God Church in Timpson, Texas with Bro. E.J. Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

Larry was raised in Garrison, Texas. He worked many years in the trucking industry, and as a logger. Before his health failed Larry would enjoy the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family. Drinking coffee every morning with his brother, Gayle and his mother, Barbara was a favorite for him. His pride and joy were his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Larry was an active member and trustee of First Assembly of God Church in Timpson. He loved the Lord and enjoyed serving him. 

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Fay McDonald; brother, Norman Gayle McDonald Jr.; sister, June Ann Barclay and husband Floyd; nieces, Cassie Puckett and husband Michael, Brittany Lee and husband Chris, Brooklynn McDonald and fiancé Marty; Kaitlyn Broadway; nephews, Kristopher Stockman, Austin McDonald and wife Kelcie, Trevor Broadway, Tristian McDonald; numerous great nieces and great nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Larry is preceded in death by his father, Norman Gayle McDonald Sr.; grandparents, Maude and Ollie Dee McDonald, Faylene Barbee, and Chester Chandler.

Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison is in charge of arrangements.


Royce G. Buckley Sr., 81, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Buckley was born in a log cabin November 17, 1937, in Huxley, to B.C. Buckley and Mattie Lee Armstreet Buckley.  He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #132, where he was a Master Mason.  He was also a member of Boilermakers #374 and Martinsville Church of Christ.

Mr. Buckley is survived by:

Deborah Edwards and husband James of Waxahachie
Royce Buckley Jr. and wife Diana of Waxahachie

A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Johnny A Buckley of Huxley
Larry Buckley of Bridge City

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceded in death by wife, Marie; wife, Dorthy; parents, B.C. Buckley and Mattie Lee Armstreet Buckley; stepmother, Marjorie Wilburn Buckley.

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


Paulette Taylor, 76, of Midlothian, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Midlothian.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Pastor Jeff Hensley officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Mrs. Taylor was born March 21, 1942, in Dayton, to Marvin Lester Hall and Nina Mae Abernathy Hall.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Bryce and fiancé Gary Shreve of Midlothian; grandson, Colton Bryce of Midlothian; brother, Marvin Hall Jr. and wife Marie of Splendora; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by husband, Curtis Taylor; parents, Marvin Lester Hall and Nina Mae Abernathy Hall; numerous siblings.

Pallbearers will be Doug Hall, Justin Childers, Ray George, David Bryce Jr, Jacob Johnson, and Mike Blue.

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


Oscar Dominguez-Perez, 82, of Tenaha passed away on March 3, 2019. He was born on February 5, 1937 in San Vicente, Guerrero, Mexico to Antonio and Rosa Dominguez-Perez. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Magnum Funeral home in Center, Texas. Funeral services will occur on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. 

In his younger days, Oscar served as a police officer for 30 years and served as a judicial officer for seven. When his health started to decline, he made the decision to move to Tenaha and be close to his loved ones. Oscar lived a simple life, where he could be found most of his days outside or playing cards and dominoes. He enjoyed watching old black and white movies, but what he loved the most was spending time with his family. His charm and incredible sense of humor will remain alive in everyone. Oscar was a fighter and leaves a legacy that will never be forgotten. 

Oscar is Survived by:

Leticia Dominguez 
Reyna Dominguez

Oscar Dominguez, Jr
Rodrigo Dominguez 
Darby Dominguez 
Diego Dominguez 

27 Grandchildren 

20 Great-Grandchildren 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Rosa Dominguez-Perez, two brothers, and two sisters. 

Pallbearers will be Rodrigo Dominguez, Darby Dominguez, Hector Pineda, Sr., Miguel Pineda, Hector Pineda, Jr., Edgar Pineda, Antonio Chavez and Patricio Mosqueda.

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

Oscar Dominguez Perez, 82, de Tenaha, TX fallecio el 3 de Marzo, 2019 en Tenaha.

Nacio el 5 de Febrero de 1937 en San Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, a Antonio Dominguez y Rosa Perez Dominguez.

Servicio funebre sera a las 2:00 PM, el Miercoles, 6 de Marzo del 2019 en la Funeraria Mangum en Center.

Visitacion sera de 5:00 a 7:00 PM el Martes, 5 de Marzo en la Funeraria Mangum.

En su juventud Oscar sirvio como judicial por 7 años y como oficial de policia por 30 años en Mexico. Cuando su salud empezo a deteriorarse se mudo para Tenaha a estar cerca de sus seres queridos.

Oscar vivio una vida simple y la mayoria del tiempo lo podrias encontrar afuera jugando baraja o dominos. Disfrutaba ver peliculas antiguas en blanco y negro, pero lo que mas le gustaba era pasar tiempo en familia.

Oscar deja atras un fuerte legado en cuanto a nunca darse por vencido a pesar de su salud, y siempre luchar hasta el final.

Se va extrañar su gran sentido del humor y su recuerdo vivira por siempre.

A Oscar le sobreviven sus hijas: Leticia Dominguez, y Reyna Dominguez; hijos: Oscar Dominguez, Jr., Rodrigo Dominguez, Darby Dominguez, y Diego Dominguez; 27 nietos, y 20 bisnietos.

Portadores de feretro seran, Rodrigo Dominguez, Darby Dominguez, Hector Pineda Sr., Miguel Pineda, Hector Pineda Jr., Edgar Pineda, Arturo Chavez, y Patricio Mosqueda.


Earl Smith, 87, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away on March 1, 2019 in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was born on July 26, 1931 in Shreveport to Thomas Smith and Patsy Nabors.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Malone officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

Earl grew up in Shreveport and attended Fairpark High School. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and honorably served his country for 21 years. During his career he served in both the Vietnam War and Korean War. He met Leona Wardella Green in Shreveport and the two were married on October 24, 1957. They spent a wonderful life together until Wardella’s passing. Earl enjoyed a plethora of activities and hobbies over his lifetime. He would devote himself 100% to something that sparked interest and then after mastering it, he would move on to the next activity. Some of adventures and pastimes were skydiving, fishing, building and flying model planes, treasure hunting and most recently, working with and on computers. Earl had a brilliant mechanic mind that aided him throughout life. After retiring from the military, he used his talent and expertise working for UPS. 

Earl is survived by his son, David Smith; daughters, Susan Giddens and Stayce Malone; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Wardella Smith; parents, Thomas and Patsy Smith; and brother Joel Smith.

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.


Audrianna Alexis “Lexi” Jones, 12, died February 22, 2019. Lexi was a 7th grade middle school student at Center Middle School in Center, Texas. Lexi was born on May 31, 2006.

Funeral service is Saturday, March 2, 2019 at First Baptist Church (117 Cora Street Center, Texas) at 1:00pm. Bishop Howard Cloudy will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2019 at Hicks Chapel, from the hours of 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Committal is at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Lexi leaves to cherish her memories:

Father, O’Neal Jones Jr.
Mother, Audrey Marie Jones

Grandfather, O’Neal Jones Sr.

Earlene Jones-McDaniel
Lucille Bell-Jones
Teresa Vinton-Martinez
Mary Ellis

O’Neal Jones III (Judy) of Tyler, TX
J’von Jones (Itzel) of Center, TX
Ronnie Williams (Amanda) of Center, TX
Dedrick Williams (Chaz) of Center, TX

Michele Hutchinson (Cedric) of Nacogdoches, TX
Chelby Ellis of Pearsall, TX

O’Neal Jones IV of Tyler, TX
Liam Jones of Center, TX
Rush Rodriquez, Pearsall, TX

Imani Jones of Tyler, TX
Aniya Jones of Tyler, TX
Na’Zyiah Jones of Tyler, TX
Xaira Jones of Center, TX
Sophia Rodriquez of Pearsall, TX
Journey Rodriquez of Pearsall, TX
Christlin Rodriquez of Pearsall, TX

Father's Siblings: Elizabeth Valentine (Robert) of Shreveport, LA, Roy Andrews (Cynthia) of San Antonio, TX Earnestine Patton (Elton) of The Colony, TX, Onetta Nuahui (Abraham) of Lewisville, TX, Twyiana Jones, Essie Brown, of Nacogdoches, TX Earnest Bailey (Dorothy), Calvin Jones (Rachel) Danny Brown (Bernice), Sandra De Richards (Robert Sr.), Sandra Dean Chumbly (Anthony), Anthony Jones (Ladetria), Mary Barnes, Deloris Johnson, Jerry Bell, Jimmy Bell, Dameon Jones, Chadrick Jones all of Center, TX, Robert Richards (Kathryn) of Odessa, TX

Mother Siblings: Carlos Vinton, Pearsall, TX, Richard Vinton, Pearsall, TX, Frank Ellis (Sylvia) Devine, TX, Chris Ellis (Debbie) Waskom, TX, Vida Valenzuela (Benito) Dilley, TX, Mary Ann Elizondo, Giddness, TX, Bianca Marshall (Casey) San Marcos, TX

God Parents: Elton and Earnestine Patton

God Uncle: Brent Dance

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary at 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935 www.hicksmortuary.net