01/07/2021

Margie “Red” Bennett, 93, of Center was born January 10, 1927 to Elize Smith and Ethel Lister, Smith in Center. Mrs. Bennett died on January 6, 2021 at the local emergency room. 

Graveside service will be Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas at 1:00 PM. Rev. Anthony Jackson will be officiation. 

Mrs. Bennett is survived by:

Sons: 
Hardice Lee (Shirley) Bennett of Timpson
Lee Willis (Marilyn) Bennett of Ft. Wayne Indiana
Eddie Lee Bennett of Houston
Bobby Wayne Bennett of Center
Jackie Quinn Bennett of Center 

Daughter, Gloria Faye Fountain of Center, Texas

Special Daughter, Dollie (Tommy) Davis of Center, Texas

Brother-in-law: Jim Yarbrough of Center, Texas 

Sister-in-laws: Mozell Smith and Naomi Goodwin of Center, Texas 

Visitation will be Friday, January 8, 2021 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services.  All safety procedures are strictly enforced. 

Service entrust to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935
Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 

01/07/2021

Mrs. Orstella Netherly, 82, of Shelbyville, Texas. Mrs. Netherly was born July 16, 1938 to Ira Jennings and Beatrice Gardner, Jennings in Shelbyville, Texas. Mrs. Netherly died on January 5, 2021 at the local emergency room.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Gates Chapel Cemetery at 12:30 PM. 

Mrs. Netherly is survived by:
Son: Cedric Netherly 

Sister: Reba Faye Spartling 

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services. All safety procedures are strictly enforced. 

Service entrust to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935

Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 

12/30/2020

Bobby Jones, 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Doug Moore officiating.

Born September 27, 1936, in Center, Bobby is the son of the late Jody Jones and Etura Fultz Jones. He served in the US Air Force and later retired as a truck driver. Bobby attended Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.

He is survived by:

Wife, Shirlene Jones of Center

Grandson, Josh White of Center

11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren

Preceded in death by his children, Beverly Campbell, Kenneth Price, Pamela White, Terri Jones, and Wendy Hicks; parents, Jody Jones and Etura Fultz Jones; and brother, Neal Jones.

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

01/06/2021

Josie Marie Singleton, 79 of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at her residence in Shelbyville.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Saturday, January 9th at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville. Interment is at Bennett Chapel Cemetery with Elder Faye Dell Allen officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Angel Singleton of Center

Son, Leroy Singleton of Louisiana

2 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren

A special friend, Jimmy Earl Hewitt of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Margueite Dorsey of Louisiana
Olivia Washing of Louisiana
Brenda L. Cooks of Louisiana
Mary Ann Cooks of Louisiana

Brothers:
Ulusses Cooks of Louisiana
Sterling Cooks of Louisiana

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center.

01/06/2021

James Arthur Hewitt, 70 of Nacogdoches, passed away January 1, 2021 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches.

A graveside service will be held Saturday with interment at Westview Cemetery. Bishop W.C. Martin officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Patsy Patton of Nacogdoches
LaTrece Hewitt of Center

Son, Patrick McCollister (Bridgette) of Nacogdoches

13 Grandchildren and 21 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, Jimmy Earl Hewitt of Shelbyville

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Center.

01/06/2021

Mr. David (Preacher) Greer was born February 24, 1941 in San Augustine, Texas to the late Ed and Janice Greer. He passed away January 3, 2021.

Services will be held Saturday, January 9 at 2pm.

In 1968, David made the most important decision of his life. He became a dedicated baptized Witness of Jehovah God. He allowed God to guide his life, and because of his love for Jehovah God and his son Christ Jesus. He chose to follow the principles and commands of the Bible.

He lived his life helping others to learn the truth about the Bible.

David was a loving husband. He leaves to mourn a wife of 15 years Mary Louise Greer, and they resided in Center.

He was a wonderful father and he leaves to mourn,
Sons:
Matthew Greer
Emanuel (Sussana) Greer
Timothy Greer 

Daughters:
Tamara Greer
Rebecca Greer
Abigail Greer

Step-children:
Carl Moore
Demetris (Patrick) Mack
Christopher Lovell

David was a loving and caring grandparent to:
Bianca
Michaela
Tiffany
Hannah

Step-grandchildren:
Brandon
Gabriella
Ashley (Jermain)
Ariel (Te'Shaun)
Tynesha
Tiara
Ja'Carrion
Ja'Christian
Ja.Davion

He was a loving great-grandfather of nine. Hr was also a loving brother. He leaves to mourn eight siblings:
Roene (James) Cole of Dallas
James (Stella) Greer of Dallas
Etheria Wilder of Dallas
Elva (Kay) of Dallas
Ira Jewel King of Dallas
Margaret Anthony of Nacogdoches
Margie (Michael) Borders of Humble
Eddie (Debra) Greer of San Augustine

A host of friends and relatives.

David was a friend to all and loved by all.

Special thanks to Harbor Hospice and Community Funeral Homes.

01/05/2021

Kenneth E. Yarbrough, a 50 plus year resident of Livingston, died peacefully on December 28, 2020. He was born on August 4, 1938 at home in East Texas along the Attoyac River near the Nacogdoches and Shelby county line to Eugene Yarbrough and Lucille Christopher.

Yarbrough worked hard along side his parents and siblings on the family dairy farm. He grew up in Shelby county and attended Center schools. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and began his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, then as an outside salesman for the Ralston Purina Company serving the many poultry farmers throughout East Texas. Married in 1961 to Norma Jean Hogan, they moved together to Livingston in 1969 and purchased an established farm and ranch retail business that eventually became Feeder’s Supply which they operated together for 25 years. He made many life long friendships during his time in the farm and ranch business. He even hosted a popular local radio show offering gardening tips and advice. A consummate salesperson, he reinvented himself as an independent insurance agent in 1993 and enjoyed many more years in his new career. He was an active supporter of his community becoming a member of the Rotary Club and volunteering with his children’s activities especially with the local chapters of the FFA, 4-H and the Polk County Youth Rodeo Association. Mr. Yarbrough was a Christian and was a long time member of the Livingston Church of Christ serving as a deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher. He especially loved worshipping the Lord in song. He was a good man, a hard worker and beloved by many.

Yarbrough is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Troy and an infant son, Clint.

He will be missed by:

Wife, Jean Yarbrough

Daughter, Deanna Rickabaugh and her husband Marvin of San Antonio

Son, Jason and wife Sandra of Magnolia

Beloved nephew, Danny Stephens and partner Jennifer of Austin

He loved the grandchildren he leaves behind:
Kathryn Walker and husband, Clint
Natalie Yarbrough
Clint Rickabaugh
Amy Rickabaugh

Brothers:
Joe Yarbrough (Elaine) of Center TX
Spencer Yarbrough of Wills Point, TX
Bruce Yarbrough of Center, TX

Sister, Lagene Smoak and husband Jerry of Jefferson

Sisters-in-law:
Frances Hancock Williams
Debra Lawson Yarbrough

Many, many other relatives and treasured friends. 

Due to Covid 19 safety concerns, no formal service is scheduled at this time. A donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ.org) or to the charity of your choice is suggested as an alternative to flowers.

Funeral services are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, Texas. Online condolences can be made at https://www.cochranfh.com/obituary/kenneth-yarbrough.

01/04/2021

Celebration of Life services for Ms. Mickie Wright, 70, of Overton, will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at Crawford - A. Crim Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Bo Stevens and Terry Lowry officiating. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the funeral home. 

Mickie was born May 22, 1950 in Arlington, TX to the late John Jackson and Johnnie (Prater) Krueger. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, who loved being with her family, including her sister, and was a loyal friend. She also enjoyed doing various crafts and gardening, and just lived and loved with passion. She was baptized in 2017 and was a member of the Arp Church of Christ. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Krueger. 

Survivors include:
Children: 
Buddy Wright and wife Patricia of Center
Misty Hughes and husband Curtis of Overton

Ten grandchildren:
Ashley Wright
Breanna Fuller and husband Josh
Kyle Wright
Lacy Clifton
Kristi Barton
Owen Clifton
Levi Hughes, and girlfriend Samantha Fuller
Baylee Hughes
Anabelle Hughes
Kailynn Hughes

Seven great-grandchildren

Her beloved sister, Rani Craft and husband Rick of Midlothian

Condolences may be made at www.crawfordacrim.com.

01/03/2020

James Alan Johnson, was born in Center, Texas on July 15, 1948 to John “Johnie” Thomas Johnson and wife Maxine Williams Johnson. Alan attended Center High School where according to the stories, he really enjoyed life. After graduation, Alan began his career as a brick mason. He married Bettye Walker Johnson on July 3, 1975, and together started their family and business, Johnson Masonry. Alan was a member of Sam Samford No. 149.

Bettye and Alan lived in Center, Texas where they reared four children, Leigh, Lauri, Clint, and Callie. As the kids grew up, Alan made sure that each of them knew how to use a gun and introduced them to horses. Although shooting and riding were not in Leigh and Callie’s repertoires, Alan and Bettye worked together so that each child excelled in their own interests. If one asked about Alan’s parenting style, “We rode horses and shot guns; we did it always!”

As the kids grew older, Alan picked up roping. He traveled across the southern United States with his son Clint and friends roping and conversing. It is hard to find a person in the cowboy world who has not heard a story told by Alan Johnson. His love for tales carried out into the deer hunting world. The son-in-laws, grandsons, Clint, and hunting friends would all agree that “What is told at the deer lease, stays at the deer lease!” Interestingly, when customers remember Mr. Alan, they too remark on his company’s skill with bricks, but always remember his stories. I am sure it is the stories that helped him connect to God and be saved.

On January 2, 2021, James Alan Johnson ended his story but not his legacy in Nacogdoches, Texas surrounded by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: John “Johnie” Thomas Johnson and Maxine Williams Johnson; brother: John Keith Johnson. 

He is survived by:

Wife, Bettye Walker Johnson

Daughters:
Leigh Johnson Clopton and husband Kevin Clopton of Gunter, Texas
Lauri Johnson Sisk and husband Aaron Sisk of Center, Texas
Callie Alane Morton and husband Jeremy Morton of Whitehouse, Texas

Son, Clint Johnson and wife Donna Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brother, Stephen “Steve” Gary Johnson and wife Renee Manning Johnson of Marlin, Texas

Sister-in-laws:
Cecile LeBlanc Johnson of Denton, Texas
Mary Jones Walker of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Bryce and wife Abby Clopton of Sanger, Texas
Braiden Clopton of Gunter, Texas
Camryn and husband Aaron Blankenship of Yukon, Oklahoma
Mackenley Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas
Khloe’ Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas
Allison Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas
Grayson Mortan and Cade Mortan of Whitehouse, Texas

Numerous nieces and nephews across the United States.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. James Goodwyn officiating.

Pallbearers will be James Colton Hairgrove, Dillion Ward, Trey Byrnes, Zach Moore, Leonardo Escelante, Jason Griffin, Bryce Clopton, Braiden Clopton, and Donnie Moody. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles “Billy” Cook, Claude Lucas, and Don Moody.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Panola College Rodeo, 1109 W. Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633.

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

01/03/2021

Carole Norton Rogers, 84, of Center, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on December 31, 2020 in her home in Center, Texas. She was born on November 19, 1936 in New York City, New York to the late Lee and Mavis Norton. A graveside service was held at 2:00 pm on January 02, 2021 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Carole graduated high school in Houston, Texas. She later attended Stephen F. Austin State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Education to become a teacher. She went on to teach English and theatre in Diboll, Center and Shelbyville, Texas. She later obtained a master’s degree in education and became a diagnostician with Nacogdoches County Schools Co-op, serving kids in all the Nacogdoches County schools.  

Carole met the love of her life, Dr. John C. Rogers, while she was living in Diboll, Texas. They married and enjoyed 48 years of life and adventures together. They made their home in Center and raised seven children together. She was active in The First Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and a choir member. She loved to learn and always tried to be the best at anything she did. She loved sewing and stitching and made beautiful clothes, including her daughter’s wedding dress. She stitched many beautiful felted and sequined Christmas ornaments, beautiful needlepoints, and countless cross stitch pieces that she gave as gifts to friends and family. She loved playing bridge with her many close friends and they were always searching, “for a fourth”. Her favorite place to be when away from home was the beach. And wherever she was, she loved great food, laughing, having her beloved dachshunds by her side, and correcting the grammar of her devoted husband, kids and anyone else who knew her. She loved diamonds and all things that sparkled. We know she is now enjoying the brilliant sights before her eyes as she basks in the glory of Heaven.

She is survived by:

The love of her life, Dr. John C. Rogers

Daughters:
Rebecca Carlton
Rena Rogers
Leigh Porterfield

Sons: 
Steve Carlton
Vernon Carlton
John Roger, Jr. 

Grandchildren: 
Shanna Carlton
Chad Carlton
Shara Langford
Will Carlton
Alyx Carlton
David Carlton
Peyton Porterfield
Phillip Porterfield
Chandler Stephan
Rachel Rogers
Mark Rogers

And plentiful great, and great-great grandchildren. 

She was loved and adored by many family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Carole is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Mavis Norton and her son, Douglas Carlton.  

In lieu of flowers family requests memorial donations be made to CASA of Deep East Texas at 131 Tenaha St. Center, TX 75935

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

12/31/2020

Carmen Zagal, 27, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on December 30, 2020 in Tyler, Texas. Born June 10th, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois. Carmen is the daughter Antonio and Victoria Uribe. Visitation will be held at 8:30am, Friday January 1st, 2021, at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Service will be held at 12:00pm, Friday January 1st, 2021 at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

Carmen Zagal is survived by: 
Her husband Bertin Zagal 

Children: 
Jade Naomi Zagal
Evelyn Alessandra Zagal
Carmen Sofia Zagal

Brothers: 
Ruben Uribe
Javier Uribe
Antonio Uribe

Sisters:
Patricia Uribe
Lucia Uribe
Teresa Uribe
Rocio Uribe
Rosa Uribe
Mariana Uribe

Numerous nieces and nephews and Family and Friends

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

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

12/29/2020

L.B. Suell, 88 of Center, died on December 25, 2020 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Suell was born August 28, 1932 in Center, Texas to M.C. Suell and Annie Burth Ratcliff Suell.

Graveside service will be Saturday, January 2, 2021 at East Liberty Cemetery CR 2569 in Center, Texas at 12:00 noon. 

He is survived by:

Wife, Mary Blount Suell of Center, Texas

Visitation will be Friday, January 1, 2021 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services. All safety procedures are strictly enforced.

Service entrust to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Center, Texas 75935. Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net.

12/28/2020

Duane Earl Doble, 79, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on December 25, 2020 in his home in Timpson, Texas. He was born on September 21, 1941 in Grandforks, North Dakota, to the late Oscar Doble and Ann Marie (Werre) Doble. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Duane was born and raised in Grandforks, North Dakota. He graduated high school and entered the workforce as a pipefitter. He continued this lifelong career and was a proud member of Pipefitters Local 300 Union. Duane met the love of his life, Mary Berglund, and the two spent over 30 years together.  Together they moved to Colorado, and later made their home in Timpson, Texas. Duane was a member of American Legion Post 157. He enjoyed fishing, watching football, especially the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos. Duane was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved watching NASCAR racing.  

He is survived by:
The love of his life, Mary Berglund

Daughters: 
Loretta Goolsby and husband Charles of Timpson
Lisa Berglund of Centennial, Colorado
Linda Long of Centennial, Colorado

Brothers: 
Lloyd Doble of Grand Forks, North Dakota
Robert Doble and wife Carol of Surprise, Arizona
William Doble and wife Meredith of Seattle, Washington

Sisters: 
Darlene Dufault and husband Rodney of Aberdeen, South Dakota

Grandchildren: 
Chad Olson and wife Elizabeth of Two Harbors, Minnesota
Ryan Apodaca of Loveland, Colorado
Brandon Long of Centennial, Colorado
Justin Long of Centennial, Colorado

Great-grandchildren: 
Isaac Olson of Two Harbors, Minnesota
Hannah Olson of Two Harbors, Minnesota
Leah Olson of Two Harbors, Minnesota

Nieces:
Sue
Anne
Lynne
Faye
Sherry
Lorie
Joellen

Nephews: 
Tom
Tim
Scott

A host of family and friends that will miss him dearly

Duane is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Ann Marie Doble; brother, Roy Doble; and sister in law, Esther Doble.  

In lieu of flowers family requests memorial donations be made to Mary Berglund, 1982 US Hwy 84W, Timpson, Texas, 75975, to assist with final expenses.

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

12/28/2020

Tommy Wilkinson, 66, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at 9:00 a.m.

Born January 29, 1954, Tommy is the son of the late Tommy Mitchell Wilkinson and Mozelle Wagstaff Wilkinson. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. 

He is survived by:

Wife, Karen Wilkinson

Son, Tommy Joe Wilkinson

Granddaughter, Kristy Wilkinson

Sisters:
Manuela Shuemaker
Cindy Sanders
Imogene Diamond
Shirley Amburn

Brother, Kenneth Wilkinson

Preceded in death by his granddaughter, Madalynn Wilkinson; parents, Tommy Mitchell Wilkinson and Mozelle Wagstaff Wilkinson; and brother, Alton Wilkinson.

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

12/27/2020

Jimmy Vincent “Hoot” Gibson, Sr., 83, was born December 4, 1937, to Swanee Dow and Annie Ruth Toon Gibson in Uvalde, Texas, and passed away on December 27, 2020, in Hemphill, Texas.

During his life, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was an electrician by trade. Hoot was an avid cat hunter and over the years raised many hunting dogs. He was well known all over the country for his dogs. Hoot also loved to fish and caught many huge catfish out of the Sabine River.

Hoot married the love of his life, Norma Ann Sims Smith Gibson, on May 9, 1989. They shared a love of raising dogs and fishing until her death in 2018.

Hoot is survived by his children:
Jimmy Vincent Gibson, Jr. (Vince) and Sharon of Bryan
Keith and Angela Smith of Pineland
Tara and Paul Horton of Center

Grandchildren: Amberlin Gibson
Jimmy Vincent Gibson III (Trace)
Marc Fleming
Adam Smith
Bryan Smith
T.J. Horton
Josh Horton
Bradley Horton
Megan Hartt
Dalton Horton

Great-grandchildren:
Elizabeth Barnett
Tyson Gibson
Oliver Gibson
Rylee Gibson
Hadley Ruth Gibson
Felecity Fleming
Marlei Fleming
Logan Smith
Peyton Smith
Lacey Smith
Sarver Smith
Jaslynn Smith
Alyssa Horton
Tyeler Horton
Chandler Horton
Quinn Horton
Taylor Horton
Logan Horton
Gracie Horton
Brock Horton
Scarlett Hartt

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by his parents, Swanee Dow and Annie Ruth Toon Gibson; his brothers, Sonny Gibson and Little Hoot Gibson; his beloved sister, Eddie Ree Upshaw, Rena Brooks, Charlene Carter, Norma McGuinis, and Faye Vogel; and his beloved wife, Norma Ann Sims Smith Gibson.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson, with visitation one hour prior. Bro. Floyd Wright will officiate.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Clifton, Gary Fleming, Lee Henry “Hoot” Gibson, and David Carter.

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

12/26/2020

Marguerite Kuykendall, 102, was born November 4, 1918 to Newt and Nova McKinley and passed away on December 24, 2020. Marguerite was born on a farm near Lake of the Ozarks in MO and passed away in Center, TX.

A private family graveside will be held Monday, December 28, 2020 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, TX.

Mrs. Kuykendall graduated high school in Barnett, MO. It was there in Barnett where she met her future husband, Robert Houston. Marguerite and Robert lived on a farm near Barnett with their two sons, Bill and Dick. During this time Marguerite cooked for 30- 40 threshers during harvest season for several years. Marguerite always excelled in the kitchen and at the sewing table, and was well known for her colorful and well-coordinated fashions. Robert passed away, and Marguerite married Arnold Kuykendall, now deceased, and became stepmother to Arnold’s children, Alan, Annette, and Arlene. Marguerite assisted Arnold as he served as a manager and developer for subdivisions with waterfront properties in rural areas, leaving Missouri for Colorado, Mississippi, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and finally Texas. Their last subdivision was Woodland Acres near San Augustine, and around the year 1970 they settled in Center, Texas. They joined the First Baptist Church and quickly became very active members, with Marguerite attending and teaching Sunday School and Arnold working with the Gideons and jail ministry.  

A few years after Arnold’s passing, Marguerite, and close companion Wayne Hand of Huxley (who passed about 2 years ago) traveled around the country quite bit, enjoying time with friends and relatives. Marguerite celebrated her 102nd birthday on November 4, 2020, at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center, TX, where she was nursed through Covid-19.  Although she had recovered most of her mobility and strength after Covid-19, she died from a massive stroke on Christmas Eve, 2020.

Mrs. Kuykendall is survived by her son, William (Bill) Houston and wife, Sandra, of Port Isabel, TX 

6 grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Mrs. Kuykendall is preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Kuykendall of Center, TX; her first husband Robert Houston; and her son, Robert R. (Dick) Houston.

12/23/2020

Judy English, 73, of Mauriceville, Texas went to be with her Lord Sunday, December 21, 2020. She passed peacefully at her home with family at her side. 

Judy was born November 16, 1947 in Center, Texas to Lynn and Bernice English. She lived most of her adult life in East Texas and moved to Mauriceville in 1994.  

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Michael Orange officiating.

She started her career at Elloitt and Waldren Abstract plant in the '70's and eventually became a one of the first women landmen working in East Texas. She later established a large field brokerage company in Center, Texas. She was known as having a tireless work ethic, a quick wit and being a fair but tough-as-nails boss. She always enjoyed the challenge and satisfaction of unraveling a particularly difficult chain of title or finding that one heir, seemingly lost in history, that no one else could find. 

Judy was a long-time member of the Deweyville United Pentecostal Church and a devout Pentecostal. She had many interests but was particularly fond of gardening, taking special care of her roses and nurturing her small, potted plants. She was also an extraordinary cook, most of her recipes began with butter and included several sprinkles of love. If you were around her you never left on an empty stomach or an empty heart because she always made sure both left filled. Heaven received angel from on earth.

Judy will be remembered as a very generous and loving soul who adored and occasionally spoiled her grandbabies when she had the chance. 

She is survived by:
Her daughters:
Ramona Ryan and husband, Rick
Jenice Welsh

Grandchildren: 
Julie McMahon
Devon McMahon, and wife Jenny
Sabrina Welsh Amaya
Kevin Amaya
Justin Welsh
Corey Ryan and wife Christina

Great-grandchildren:
Layliana McMahon
Lucas Allen Welsh
Jenise Kristina Amaya
Asha Joe Ryan

Brother-in-law, O. C. Campbell

Several nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews, as well as, close friends Maston Allen and wife Sarah, Wyatt T. Allen and Toby Fuss. 

She was predeceased by her parents Lynn and Bernice English and siblings; Arabell Anthony; Vernell English; Bobbie Campbell and Johnnie Wilburn; by son-in-law, Michael Welsh.

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

12/22/2020

Teresa Ann Harper Rasmussen, 52, of Brier, WA transitioned peacefully to heaven on December 13th, after an 8-month battle with soft-tissue sarcoma, with loved ones by her side. 

Born in 1968 and raised in Center, TX (Mt Gillion), and a graduate of Center High School Class of 1986, Teresa made her way to Alaska after high school where she met her husband of 29 years, Henrik. They would relocate in a few years to Brier, WA, where they would reside and raise a family for next 25+ years. Teresa was a successful businesswoman and maintained a clothing store in Alaska and eventually became a Polish pottery seller in Bothell, WA (Ada’s Polish Pottery), for over 13 years. She loved jazz, going to sporting events, and live concerts. She also loved spending time with her sweet bully pit, Nova and growing vegetables in her amazing garden.  

To know Teresa was to know her extremely big and kind heart, and that she loved and adored her family fiercely. She was the most outgoing and lively person with a larger-than-life personality. She always gave out the best non-judgmental, straight-forward, sound advice and was loved and cherished by so many people. She made an impact and lasting impression on every person she met. Her one-of-a-kind spirit will live in and with us forever.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arvest Harper and brothers, Terry and Oscar Harper. 

She is survived by: 
Husband, Henrik Rasmussen

Daughter, Kesha Fountain

Son, Mikael Rasmussen (Brier, WA)

Daughter, Takia Harper (Tyler, TX)

Mother and step-father, Archie and Simmie Moffett (Garrison, TX)

Sister, Sharon Harper Mayfield (Dallas, TX)

Brother, Shaka Moffett (Garrison, TX)

Nieces: 
Cierra Ramey
Imani Mayfield
Leah Mayfield
Keyona Harper (Dallas, TX)
LaShannon Jones
Ternisha Yarbrough (Lufkin, TX)

Nephew, Jared Ramey (Dallas, TX) 

A host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Teresa was always dancing, and she loved to have a great time. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in New Orleans, LA, her favorite place.

Online tributes, messages and condolences can be sent at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/seattle-wa/teresa-rasmussen-9947830

12/21/2020

Mae Lorise Mosley, 83 of Timpson, passed away Friday night, December 18, 2020 at her residence in Timpson.

Visitation is noon to 6pm Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Community Funeral Home in Timpson. Funeral service is 11am Wednesday, December 23 at New Prospect Baptist Church off Folsom Chapel Road with interment at Friendship Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas with Rev. Rayford Caraway officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Debra Bryant (Tyrone) of Garrison

Sons:
Douglas Fields (Nita) of Timpson
Timothy Mosley of Timpson
James Mosley (Vicki) of Tyler
Demetris Mosley (Rhonda) of Alto

Brothers:
Larry Hooper (Yvonne) of Dallas
Jerry Hooper (San) of Timpson

A host of Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, and Great-Great-Grandchildren

Services are entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas.

12/21/2020

Quintin Leon Smith, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020, in Longview.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Smith Cemetery in Joaquin with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Bro. Michael Hodge will officiate.

Born June 3, 1955, Quintin is the son of the late T.J. Smith and Lona “DeeDee” Patillo Smith. He retired from the United States Army. His hobbies included fishing, playing video games, and cooking.

He is survived by:

Children:
Christopher Smith of Everett, Washington
Jessica Smith of Hallettsville, Texas
Quintin Smith Jr. of Center
Marla Lee of Washington D.C.
Brandon Smith of Washington D.C.
Stefanie Scalish of Wisconsin
Shaun Smith of Kansas

Sister, Vonda Anderson of Joaquin

Brothers:
Jay Smith of Center
Charles Smith of Colorado
Aaron Smith of Joaquin

Preceded in death by his parents, J.T. Smith and Lona “DeeDee” Patillo Smith.

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

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