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05/31/09

Elda Dunning, 91, of the Paxton Community, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.

She was born June 10, 1917 in Long Pond, PA to Stanley R. and Carrie Mae (Everett) Dunning. She was a Biology & Science Teacher in various places for 38 years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Stanley and Carrie Dunning and Brother, Everett Dunning.

She is survived by:
2 Brothers:
Stanley Dunning of the Paxton Community 
Gary D. Dunning of Ocala, FL
Niece:
Sherry Rawlings of Pennsylvania

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


05/30/09

Mary Ann “Judy” Hand, 77, of Huxley formerly of Amarillo, passed away May 30, 2009 at Dubuis Health System in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday, June 1, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 30, 1931 in Missouri to Al and Sadie Longacre. She was a hostess on a Five Star Luxury Trailways Bus for many years and she also worked in maintenance for Trailways. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley. Each year she and her husband traveled south to Weslaco to spend the winter.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Al and Sadie Longacre, Granddaughter, Christina Hand, 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters, Wilma Wilson and Kitty O’Daniel.

She is survived by:
Husband of 60 years:
Clifford Wayne Hand of Huxley
3 Children:
Rocky Wayne Hand & wife Patricia of Huxley
Stanley Chris Hand & Laneva of Quinlan
Richard Allen Hand & Paula of Roanoke
Grandson:
Richard Wayne Hand & Shanna
Great Grandchildren:
Logan, Ethan, Garrett and Nathan
Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers:
Rocky Hand, Stanley Hand, Richard Hand, Wayne Goldsberry and Dan Phillips

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


Jimmy Carter, 93, of Center, passed Friday, May 29, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

A Masonic Service will 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Sam Samford Lodge #149 and the services officiated by Bro. Jim Bradley. Military Graveside Service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 3, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 14, 1915 in Palestine, Texas to Nick and Alma Carter. He moved with his family to Ft. Worth, Texas when he was 3 years old. He was educated in Ft. Worth, Texas, finishing his education at Texas Christian University. He served in the infantry during World War II in France, starting at Omaha Beach, then in Paris where his company paraded down the Champ DeChelis, then Northern France and into Belgium, Luxembourg and into Germany. He earned a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star medals. His injuries were not life threatening, but he had to serve for 119 continuous days in combat. When he returned from the war, he moved to Baytown where he went into the automobile business. When he retired from this business, he and his wife, Treva moved to Center, Texas and opened Center County Club Nursery, which they operated for 25 years. He was a lifetime member of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149, VFW and the Optimist Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alma and Nick Carter, Wife, Treva Carter, Daughter, Adrian Carter, 
Son, J.D. Carter, II, Grandson, Gary Ragle, Brothers, Nick Carter Jr. and Earl Carter.

He is survived by:
Son:
Vann Hooper & wife Charlene of Highlands
Daughter:
Willie Gendke & husband Leroy of Center
Grandchildren:
Scott Carter & wife January of Houston
Vincent Hooper of Highlands
Carter Hooper & wife Karen of Anahuac 
Issac Gendke of Houston
Allison Ragle of Ft. Worth 
Greg Ragle of Ft. Worth
Yana Gendke of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Madison Carter
Kate Carter
J.D. Carter, III
Kaitlin Hooper
Cara Hooper
Ashley Leigh & husband Jeff
Alese Ragle
Aaron Ragle
Dalton Gendke
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Special Friends:
Olga Edwards of Center
Joe Edwards of Center
Ollie & Buzz McDonald of Tenaha
Pallbearers will be members of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149

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


05/29/09

Chizuko Clark, 80, of Center, passed away Friday, May 29, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born July 5, 1928 in Yokohama, Japan. Ms. Clark was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Saturday, May 30th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm, Sunday, May 31st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by:
Children:
Carolyn Cooley of Dequincy, Louisiana
Michael Clark of Mesquite
Connie Smith and husband Larry of Huxley
Lisa Stephens and husband Henry of Umbia, India
John Clark and wife Charlsie of Shelbyville
Luke Clark and wife Marsha of Shelbyville
Charlotte Griffith and husband Rick of Lufkin
Maxine Clark of Orange
Jammie Bragg and husband Rodney of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Marlin Cooley, Christopher Cooley, Chad Cooley, Heather Clark, Stephanie Stephens, Brandi Clark, Page Clark, Chasity Clark, Kimberly Clark, Lindsey Griffith, Josh Griffith, Andrew Griffith, Jessica Griffith, Colton Bragg and David Bragg.

Nine Great Grandchildren

Brother, Tachiro Yamada of Tokyo, Japan

Also numerous other relatives, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Maxie Clark
An Infant Son

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


Nora Finklea Johnson, 79, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009 at her residence. She was born August 3, 1929 in Shelby County to Ernest Finklea and Gina Oates Finklea.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, May 30th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 31st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Vance Etheridge, Joe Chisenhall, John Chisenhall, Seth Mora, Dustin Moore, and Tony Olivas. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Olivas, Jason Johnson, Jarrod Johnson, Charlie Moore, John Smith, Eric Partlow, Anthony Barton and Timothy Windham.

She is survived by:

Husband, J. T. Johnson

Sons;
Jerry Johnson and wife Linda of Logansport, Louisiana
Johnny Johnson and wife NaDonna of Huxley
Ricky Johnson and wife Laurie of Joaquin

Daughters;
Peggy Moore of Center
Kathy Mora and husband Jerry of Joaquin
Sue Chisenhall and husband Eddie of Center

Sister, Johnnie Taylor of Orange

Also a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest and Gina Finklea
Son, Jackie Lee Johnson
Sisters, Peggy Johnson and Vertie Nations
Grandsons, Michael Etheridge and Ruben Olivas
Granddaughters, Christy Olivas and Misty Olivas

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


Darrell Michael Hodney, 46, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born December 3, 1962 in Galveston, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30th at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Sherry Hodney of Center

Daughters:
Leslie Hodney Perez of Walnut Grove, Mississippi
Cara Michelle Hodney of Center

Sons:
Darren Michael Louis Hodney of Center
Dustin Robert Hodney of Center

Three Grandchildren:
Julian, Jaydon and Aliyah

Preceded in death by:
Father, Albert Hodney and Dorothy Smith Hodney
Mother, Dorothy Hodney Littleton

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


Viriginia Lee Palmer Brittain, 80, of Center, passed away Thursday May 28, 2009 at her residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, May 30, 2009 starting at 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 24, 1929 to Albert Palmer and Rosie Williams Palmer Potts. She was a member of Folsom Chapel Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Albert Palmer and Rosie Potts, Husband, Marty Ray Brittain, Sr., Son, Marty Ray Brittain, Jr., 2 Brothers, Eugene Palmer and Charles Palmer, 2 Sisters, Ernestine Godet and Emma Lois Barlow, Sister-in-law, Floreed Brittain.

She is survived:
Daughter:
Sharon Stewart of Lufkin
Daughter-in-law: 
Kathy Wheeler Brittain of Center
4 Grandchildren:
Johnathan & Ashley Brittain of Center
Danie`l& Kacie Stewart of Lufkin
2 Great Grandchildren:
Marti Jean Allen & Briley Jones of Lufkin
Special Nieces:
Lois Ann Tinnell of Premont, TX
Donna Fisher of Colorado

Numerous Other Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Family Requests that Donations can be made to Folsom Chapel Cemetery Fund
6411 FM 2026 Tenaha, Texas 75974 or 
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation http://www.pdf.org/ 
1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 923-4700

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


Thomas Emanuel Vandygriff, 86, of Jasper, Texas, passed away at his home on May 6, 2009. He was born 1-16-1923 in East Mayfield, Sabine County, Texas, to David Henry Vandygriff and Mary Jane Woodard Vandygriff. Visitation for Mr. Vandygriff, better known to his family and friends as Emanuel, Son, Uncle Son or Uncle Vandy, was held at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper and military graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center, Shelby County, Texas.

A longtime resident of Jasper County, Texas, Emanuel enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a WWII U. S. Army Veteran. He was formerly married to Florine “Crickett” Warr

Vandygriff who preceded him in death. She was the daughter of Ernest G. & Liddie Warr of Center.

Also preceding him in death were four sisters:
Mrs. Mae L. Taylor, Mt. Herman Community, Center, Tx.
Mrs. Vissie Pearl Moore, San Augustine, Tx.
Mrs. Margaret Carroll, Bronte, Tx.
Mrs. Pauline Derrick, Brookeland, Tx.;

And a son and grandson
Douglas Gene Vandygriff, Jasper, Tx
James Lynn Perrett

Emanuel is survived by a son, Thomas Lynn Vandygriff of Oakwood and daughter, Mary Linda Perrett of Jasper; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


05/28/09

Nina Campbell Smith, 91, of the McClelland Community passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at her residence. She was born December 29, 1917 in Huxley to Jim Fred Campbell and Callie T. Furlow. Ms. Smith was retired from the Shelbyville School District where she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of the McClelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, May 29th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Garrel Faulkner and Rev. Jerry Powell officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in the McClelland community.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Smith’s grandsons, Billie Smith Jr., Steve Smith, Kenneth Smith, Thomas Landry Jr., Jason Landry, Keith Smith, Justin Smith, Max Windham Jr., Chris Smith, Jonathan Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandsons.

She is survived by:

Children;
Billie G. Smith Sr. and wife Bettye of McClelland
Carolyn B. Landry and husband Tommy of Garland
Gordon E. Smith and wife Jeannette of Sardis
Janette Windham and husband Max of Bridge City
Carl D. Smith and wife Jan of McClelland
Robert E. Smith and wife LaDonna of McClelland
Lisa G. Smith of McClelland

Grandchildren;
Jule Joffrion
Billie Smith, Jr.
Margo Griffith
Steve Smith
Kenneth Smith
Carley Ferguson
Thomas Landry, Jr.
Jason Landry
Tara Horton
Keith Smith
Elizabeth Linebarger
Justin Smith
Max Windham, Jr.
Kande Powell
Chris Smith
Aimee Smith
Amber Smith
Jonathan Smith
Rhiana Smith
Lacey Smith

Thirty-four Great Grandchildren
Numerous Great-Great Grandchildren

Brothers and Sisters;
LaMerle Davis of Center
Earl Campbell of Center
Carl Campbell of Port Arthur
Louise Greer of Dreka
Ann Scarber of Huxley
James Campbell of Port Arthur
Chester Campbell of Logansport, Louisiana
Crit Campbell of Dreka
Kay Ballard of Mont Belvieu
a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jim Fred and Callie T. Furlow Campbell
Husband, Carl L. Smith
Son, Fred S. “Scooter” Smith
Brothers, Marshall Campbell and Bob Campbell

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


05/27/09

Bradley Kent Richards, 1 month, 10 days, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born April 16, 2009 in Nacogdoches to David Bradley Richards and Lauren Gaddy Richards.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 28th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 29th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Cade Eberenze, John Chisenhall, Blake Barr, Juston Barbee, John Yarborough, Richard Scholar and Bryan Chase.

He is survived by:

Parents, Bradley and Lauren Richards of Center

Sister, Kiersten Layne Richards of Center

Grandparents;
David and Kim Richards of Center
Sandy Sanford of Center
Robert and Terri Nugent of Joaquin
Joseph Gaddy of Paris

Great Grandparents;
Rex and Suzanne Richards of Center
Gene and Brenda McDaniel of Carthage
Mary Tyre of Huxley
Paul and Carolyn Jackson of Joaquin

Great-Great Grandmother, Mozelle Richards of Center

Aunts and Uncles;
Dustin Sanford of Center
Ryan Hanks of Joaquin
Robert and Stephanie Gaddy of Center
Chris Gaddy and girlfriend April Whittington of Center
Scott Gaddy of Paris
Douglas and Suzie Gaddy of Gary
Danny and Callie Gaddy of Paris
Roxanne Gaddy of Paris

Great Aunts and Uncles;
Chucky and Mandy Tyre
Chris and Tammy Tyre
Donna Randolph
David Jackson
Vicki Goings
Patti Soto

Cousins;
Blaine Gaddy 
Brooke Gaddy 
Bryce Gaddy
Jaycee Gaddy 
Faith Gaddy 
Alec Gaddy
Kristy Horton and husband Josh
Jennifer Gillespi and husband Josh
Jessica Ross and husband Jeff 
Colton Tyre
Christina Barbee
Scotty Tyre
Michelle Essex
Kerri Soto
Jayme Soto
Kagen Smith

Numerous other relatives and friends


Preceded in death by:
Great Grandfather, Charles Tyre
Cousins; Patrick Tyre, Raymond Soto, Raymond Soto Jr., Shane Goings, Jeremy Goings, Daryl Goings and Randy Goings

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


05/26/09

Judge J.L. Smith, age 86, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009, at a local hospital.

Judge Smith was born Nov. 19, 1922, in Hemphill, Texas, as a son of the late Lucille (Hoell) and Russell Allen Smith. He had lived in San Augustine several years.

Judge Smith had a long life of service. He was a graduate of Baylor University's law school and practiced law in the East Texas area several years. He served a number of years as District Judge for the 273rd District Court, serving San Augustine, Sabine, and Shelby Counties, and had also served as a district attorney and prosecutor, along with service on the board of regents for Lamar University and as president of the San Augustine School Board of Trustees. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He and Joy Babcock were married in 1943. She preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2007. Judge Smith was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephanie Dawn Stanley, in 2005.

Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dr. Richard Stanley of Abilene, Texas; grandsons, Russell Stanley and wife Lauren of Rule, Texas, and Richie Stanley and wife Gabby of Abilene, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Alexis Stanley and Katie Stanley.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Calvary Baptist Church on East Columbia Street in San Augustine with Bro. Russell Stanley officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


05/25/09

Frances R. Glaze, 90, of Joaquin, went to be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 24, 2009. She was born February 2, 1919 in Center, Texas

She married Melvin Lee “Bud” Glaze in 1935 and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage until his death in 1994.

Frances loved life, her husband, her son, two granddaughters, four great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Haslam, which she referred to as her church family. She was a blessing and inspiration to all who knew her.

*Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. –James 1:12

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 26th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 27th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Leon Horton, James Bass, J. D. Moore, Carroll Jernigan, David Shaw and Chrisco Bragg.

She is preceded in death by:
Parents, Ellis and Nannie Seago Windham
Husband, Melvin Lee “Bud” Glaze
Nephew, Glynn Windham

She is survived by:

Son, E.D. Glaze and wife Edith of Joaquin

Grandchildren;
Debbie Rascoe and husband Rodney of Converse, Louisiana
Lisa Jones and husband Roderick of Center

Great Grandchildren;
Clint Rascoe and wife Hope of Converse, Louisiana
Daniel Rascoe of Converse, Louisiana
Madalyn Jones of Center
Colbey Jones of Center

Great-Great Grandchildren;
Lindsey Rascoe of Converse, Louisiana
Bailey Rascoe of Converse, Louisiana

Brother, Julious Windham and wife Thelma of Bossier City, Louisiana

Niece, Linda Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee

Great Nephews;
Matthew Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee
Nicholas Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee

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


05/24/09

Rickey Armstreet, 56, of Gary, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009 at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

He was born September 23, 1952 in Center to Hurshel and Syble (Parker) Armstreet.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Syble Armtreet, Brother, Danny Armstreet, Sister, Marty Armstreet Walker and Grandmother, Odelle Armstreet.

He is survived by:
Father:
Hurshel Armstreet of Gary
Sister:
Brenda Armstreet of Gary
Brother:
David Armstreet of Gary
Children:
Amanda Hollingsworth of Boguechitto, Mississippi
Josh Rawlings of Boguechitto, Mississippi

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


05/23/09

Jo Ann Garrett, age 72, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009, in Carthage, Texas. A memorial service for Ms. Garrett will be held at a later date.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas


05/22/09

Mrs. Allene Hargrove, age 88 of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday May 24, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Carla Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday May 23, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 1, 1920 to Roland C. and Carolyn Pearl (Gary) Elliott. She was a member of Shelbyville Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Roland and Pearl Elliott, Husband, Hollis Hargrove, Sister, Rhonda Pullen and Daughter-in-law, Frances Hargrove.

She is survived by:
Son, Johnny Hargrove & wife, Connie of Shelbyville
Daughter, Mary Ann Hargrove of Center
Daughter, Carolyn Lawson & husband, Joe of Shelbyville
Grandchildren:
Cindy Sharp & husband, Richard of Joaquin
Kim Bridges of Center
Kelly Vaughn & wife, Shirley of Center
Ken Vaughn of Center
Joey Lawson & wife, Veronica of Shelbyville
Matt Lawson & wife, Stephanie of Carthage
Jessica Hargrove of Shelbyville
John Hargrove & wife Julie of Shelbyville
Jared Hargrove of Shelbyville
Great Grandchildren:
Amanda Bridges of Center
Kasey Lewis & husband Steve of Logansport
Richard Sharp, Jr. 
Ryleigh, Kate & Cori Lawson of Shelbyville
Great Great Grandchildren:
Klayton and Christian Lewis 
Brothers-in-law:
Vance Hargrove 
Noble Hargrove
Niece:
Mary John Justus and Theo Collins 
Pallbearers:
Richard Sharp, Kelly Vaughn, Ken Vaughn, Joey Lawson, Matt Lawson, John Hargrove, Jared Hargrove, Richard Sharp, Jr. and Steve Lewis

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


05/20/09

Michael L. "Mickey" Wigley, 69, of North Richland Hills, went to be with our Lord on May 20, 2009 in Fort Worth surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Houston on September 2, 1939 to Jasper E. and Mildred Wigley. A 1962 graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Mickey pastored congregations in Texas and Louisiana, making many exceptional friends and establishing lifelong relationships along the way.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 23rd at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 23rd at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. John Hagee, Rev. Austin Wilkerson and Rev. Elbert Smart officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Brother, Rev. Charles W. Wigley and wife Faye of Conroe

Sister, Ann Lewis and husband Rev. Bob Lewis of Lufkin

Son, Daron Wigley and wife Laura of San Antonio

Daughters:
Peri Ikels of San Antonio
Shari Dunn of San Antonio 
Candice Peterson and husband Jason of Fort Worth

Grandchildren:
Clayton Dunn, Dustin, Brandon, Kaylin and Cameron Ikels, Megan Dorminy, Haley Peterson and one more on the way

Great grandchild, Owen Dunn

Also numerous nieces and nephews

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


Glendon Marie Burnaman Warr, 62, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at a Lufkin nursing home. She was born July 16, 1946 to Rufus Burnaman and Cloie Belle Denman Burnaman. Glendon was a faithful pastor’s wife, mother and grandmother. She had had a leadership role in the Jackson Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Auxiliary, and had even been a reporter for the Mt. Olive District W.M.A. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 20th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 21st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Paul Silvey officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Husband, Rev. Robert D. Warr, Jr. of Joaquin

Daughter, Karen Kay Evans & husband John L. of Joaquin

Grandson, Steven Evans of Joaquin

Sister, Shirley McKinney of Etoile

Brother, Doyle Burnaman & wife Emmlene of Etoile

Half Sister, Netha O’Merea of Carrollton

Aunt, Ola Mae Gordon of Lufkin

Uncle, A.L. “Sonny” Denman & wife Judy of Lufkin

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

She was preceded in death by:
Parents, Rufus M. & Cloie Belle Burnaman

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


05/19/09

Tiquan “Ti” Emanis Dixon, 24, of Center, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1985 to David Emanis and Sheila Hooks Emanis. Ti was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 20th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor David Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Kaley Machele Dixon of Nacogdoches

Fiancé, Heather McBride of Nacogdoches

Mother, Shelia Goodwin & husband Billy of Center

Father, David Emanis of Center

Sisters:
Emmie Bailey & husband Curtis of Shelbyville
Leslie Courmier of Center

Brother, Scotty Emanis of Center

Grandparents, Rose & Barkley Bowlin of Timpson

Nieces:
Brittany Bailey of Shelbyville
Haley Courmier of Center

Nephews:
Joshua Courmier of Center
Ryan Bailey of Shelbyville
Randall Bailey of Shelbyville

Uncles:
Robert Dixon & wife Nora of Houston
Ray Dixon & wife Ervie of Mansfield
L.B. Brown & wife Georgia of Nacogdoches
Billy Hooks & wife Debbie of Center
Charlie Emanis & wife Rebecca of Center

Aunts:
Iva Mikesh & husband Bubba of Center
Julie Preston & husband Ron of Hudson
Peggy Hughes & husband Rev. Henry Hughes of Center
Kathy Hughes & husband David of Center

Special Friends:
The John Henry Holloway Family
Billy & Audrey Williams

Special Cousins:
Stacy Mikesh & fiance Holly 
Greg Hughes

Preceded in death by:
Father, Sanders Dixon
Grandmother, Fay Elliott
Grandmother, Sue Willie Dixon
Brother-in-Law, Johnny Courmier
Aunt, Velma Brown

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


 

Mildred Louise Jones, 79, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2009. She was born on August 20, 1929 in Center, Texas to Terrell and Neoma Holt. Mildred had been a resident of Pearland for 28 years, formerly of Center, Texas. She was a member of First Church of Pearland and the Nifty Fifties.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Edward Jones. She is survived by her sons; Glen Ray Jones and wife Patricia of Pearland, Ronnie Joe Jones and wife Melissa of Alvin, sister Helen Yates and husband Jack of Center, Texas. Mildred is also survived by her grandchildren; Conlen Ray Jones, Monica Louise Speed, Dennis Edward Jones, Joel Scott Jones, Rhonda Alissa Rawls, great-grandchildren; Moriah Rae Young, Sarah Rose Young, Linsie Elise Jones, Ethan Kendall Jones, Noah Riley Jones, Kensli Nicole Jones, Kaci Lane Jones, Kloi Janell Jones, Andie Mason Jones and Jacob Edward Jones.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland, Texas Services will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland with Brother Ken Gurley officiating. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Memorials may be made to First Church of Pearland, 1850 Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.


05/18/09

Jacques Henri Marcel Castelain
July 18, 1926 – April 19, 2009

A great man has been lost, and like many of his generation, the world will never see another like him.

Jacques Castelain is survived by a family that spans three continents, if not more. He is the grandson-in-law of Will and Sallie Duncan of Shelby County, Texas and will be buried near them at Duncan Cemetery for a graveside service on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

Jacques Castelain is survived by his wife, Pamela Duncan-Nowell Castelain, the granddaughter of Will and Sallie Duncan. He is also survived by numerous Duncan family members and well as two children, two grandchildren, two brothers and many cousins.

Jacques was known as a good fisherman and loved going offshore. He had been a charter boat Captain in Galveston, Texas in the 1970’s-1980’s. He also was a pilot, historian, and geographer, spoke several languages, was a connoisseur of fine food & wine and helped many people during his lifetime.

He has family in France and Morocco, having been born in the Dunkirk, France region and raised in Morocco after World War II. As a 12-year old child, he survived the bombing of Dunkirk by Adolf Hitler in May 1940, was imprisoned by the Germans in summer 1940 and escaped. He was aided by the French Resistance in his escape to the Free Zone near Spain where his father, Henri Paul Castelain and his uncle, Numa Castelain were serving in the French air force outside occupied France. His uncle and father were famous war pilots in France during WWII.

Jacques served in the French army in North Africa as a Lieutenant, having campaigns in the French Foreign Legion and the Moroccan Tiraeurs. He was an expert in weaponry.
Jacques graduated from St. Cyr, a prestigious French military school and then graduated from the Ecole des Mines to become a Mining Engineer. He was the official in charge of the Mines of Zellidja in Bou-Beker, Morocco. He then joined Leroy Equipment in the U.S. in 1953 where he worked as a Mining Engineer near the Canadian border. 
Shortly thereafter, with Count D’Ornano, he helped to launch Orlane cosmetics in the U.S. and later worked as a District Sales Manager for Orlane, Halston, Missoni, and Albert Nipon among others. After more than 40 years in the cosmetics and perfume industry, he retired to Naples, Florida. Jacques was also an artist and musician, having attended the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in France before military service, and he especially loved Dixieland Jazz and Big Band music.

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.
Email for the family is pcastelain@att.net.


05/16/09

Hank Wideman, age 81, of Timpson, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at his home in Timpson. He was born on February 14, 1928 in Austin, Texas, the son of Henry Leonard Wideman, Sr. and Edna Thiele Wideman. Memorial services are planned for Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:00 am at Tennessee Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Hank's passion was fishing and went every chance he could. His lifetime carrier was in delivering the newspaper, he started carrying the news when he was 12 and did not retire until he was 78.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Wideman of Timpson;

his children, Linda Schmidt and her husband James of Shelbyville,
Wayne Wideman and his wife Pam of Africa, 
Steve Wideman and his wife Jan of Kansas, 
Barbara Luthy and her husband Pete of Wyoming, 
Debra Glase of Sour Lake, Texas,
Joe Freydenfeldt and his wife Jodi of Austin, Texas;

10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents. The family of Hank Wideman is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson


Jeanette Kaluza, was born on October 4, 1955 in Galveston, Texas the daughter of Arnold F. Kaluza Sr. and his wife Helen. She passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Woodlawn Heights Medical Center in Lufkin due to a massive heart attack. 

Jeanette was a resident of Lufkin State School for many years and considered all the caregivers and her co-residents her extended family. She came into our lives to teach us "Faith". Job well done!

Jeanette was preceded in death by her father, Arnold F. Kaluza, Sr. 
She is survived by her mother, Helen Kaluza; brother Arnold F.,Kaluza Jr. and his wife Angela; sister, Joanne K. Cooper and her husband Richard; and by 4 nieces, 3 nephews, 4 aunts, 2 uncles, 8 great nieces, 4 great nephews and by a host of cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009 from 5 PM until 7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM at the Tennessee Presbyterian Church, interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery.


05/15/09

Roxanne Brinson, 32, of Timpson, passed away Friday, May 15, 2009 at the Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born on October 8, 1976 the daughter of John Frank Brinson and Zina Mae Wolf Brinson.

She is survived by her father, John Frank Brinson of Timpson; mother, Zina Thompson of Vacaville, CA; sister, L'erin Brinson of Vacaville, CA; two sons, Colton Miles Carr of Zuni, VA and John Tristan Brinson of Vacaville, CA; grandmothers, Bobbie Brinson and Betty Wolf; aunts, Pam Franklin and her husband Larry, Cindy Brinson, Carol Brinson and Velma Wolf; and by her uncle William Wolf, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, John T. Brinson and William E. Wolf, Sr.

A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7:00 PM also in the chapel with Rev. Elmer Mathews and Rev. George Grace officiating. The family of Roxanne Brinson is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson.


Maude Elizabeth "Billie" Fowler Melton 83, was born February 22, 1926 and passed away Wednesday May 13, 2009.

Although officially born Maude Elizabeth Fowler in Center, Texas, Shelby County, she was affectionately known by all as "Billie".She married Price Melton April 11, 1942, and they enjoyed 45 years of marriage until his death in 1993. She will now join Price in eternity at Camp Ruby Cemetery.Billie loved life, her husband, her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. And she was a true friend to all of those lucky enough to have known her.

Maude is survived by her two sisters Lillie Marie Farrington of Richardson, and Evelyn Lorraine Carter of Galena Park, two daughters Elizabeth Ann Shelly of Coldsprings, and Patsy Elaine Keene and husband Jimmy of Buna, and one son John Richard Melton of Houston. She is also survived by her 4 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Phillip Keene, Craig Dolson, Mark Mathena, Drew Dolson, Travis Mathena, and Bill Dolson.

Services will be held at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston on Monday May 18, 2009 at 10:30AM,with Bro. Frank Hood officiating. Followed by interment at Camp Ruby Cemetery. The family and friends are invited to a gathering at Soda Baptist Church for a remembrance. Visitation will be Sunday May 17, 2009 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM also in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel.

Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangemetns. Please sign the online guest book at www.cochranfh.com


05/14/09

Mrs. Myrtis D. Holloway, 86, of Center, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. 
She was born December 5, 1922 in Hall Summit, Louisiana to Dewey Smith & Susie Garrett Smith. Mrs. Holloway was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, May 16th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, May 17th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Linda Coleman of Center

Sons: 
John Holloway Jr. of Center
James Holloway & wife Scheli of Bullard
Lon Holloway & wife Linda of Plano
David Holloway & wife Barbara of Longview

Grandchildren:
Carletta Watson
Lowell Coleman
Lawrence Coleman & wife Holly
Brent Coleman & wife Tanja
John Henry Holloway III & wife Chelsea
Krista Strong & husband Michael
James Holloway Jr. & wife Erin
Holly Fannin
Chad Holloway & wife Jennifer
Amanda Holloway
Scott Holloway

Numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

Sister-in-law, Dee Sims

Brother-in-law, Roy Lewis

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

The family would like to give special thanks to caregiver Doris Hutchison and Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

She was preceded in death by:
Husband, John Holloway Sr.
Parents, Dewey Smith & Susie Garrett Smith 
Daughter, Sue Walker
Sister, Pat Patrick

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


05/13/09

Christopher Brian Hale, 36, of Center, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born January 5, 1973 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Christopher was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 15th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Son, Christopher Allan Hale of Center

Daughters:
Jessica Lauren Hale of Center
Allison Elizabeth Hale of Center

Parents, Troy & Betty Massey of Center

Brother, Troy Jason Massey & wife Abby of Nacogdoches

Sister, Emilie O’Rear & husband Daniel of Huxley

Grandparents, J.B. & Emma Massey of Jefferson

Grandfather, Ebben Hale, Jr. of Montgomery, Louisiana

Nieces:
Caitlin Massey of Jacksonville
Carlie Massey of Jacksonville

Nephews:
Cade Massey of Nacogdoches
Evan O’Rear of Huxley

Special Friend, Crystal Garcia of Center

Also numerous other relatives, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, James & Icie Bryant
Grandmother, Hazel Hale
Uncles, Jack Massey & Michael Massey

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


05/12/09

Larry Norman Sigler, age 61 of Manvel, Texas, died tragically in an auto accident on May 6, 2009. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman & Ola (Howard) Sigler, four brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Doris Sigler; children Russell Peveto & his wife Kim, Brent Peveto & his wife Jennifer, Melissa Garner & her husband Bryan, and Paul Peveto & his wife Dawn; brothers, James Sigler & his wife Faye, Billy Sigler & his wife Geri, and Jeff Sigler; sisters, Edna Kennon, Johnnie Whitton & her husband E.J., Wanda Rychlic, Frances Nettles & her husband Tommy, and Joann Andrews; twelve grandchildren; and a host of many other family & friends.

Larry was born on July 13, 1947 in Center, Texas. He resided in the Houston area since 1970 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was self-employed as a bucket truck service operator and was very innovative in this line of work around the Houston and surrounding areas. For more than thirty years, he worked in this profession and was a walking map of Houston and an expert at setting service routes for his business. Larry loved hunting, especially deer, and spending time with his family and friends. He was known affectionately to all his grandchildren as “Paw Paw”. When Larry & Doris met, he went from a single man to a family of six overnight and it was unconditional love for thirty-four years. Larry’s wonderful memory will always live on in the hearts of the family and friends who knew and loved him.

Larry’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 beginning at 10:00 am. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am in the Clayton Funeral Home Chapel.


05/11/09

Gene Hogan better known as “Boss Hog”, 70, of Center, passed away Monday May 11, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday May 14, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday May 13, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 14, 1938 to Aubrey and Clara May (Foresyth) Hogan. He worked for Allen’s Auto Repair as an Auto Inspector.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Aubrey and Clara Hogan.

He survived by:
2 Sons:
Allen Hogan & wife Debra of Center
Jeffery Hogan & wife Kassie of Centerville
Grandchildren:
Jennifer Youngblood & husband Phillip of Center
Megan Hogan of Nacogdoches
Brittney Hogan of Center
Kelly Weiler & husband Justin of College Station
Samantha Bailey & husband Brad of Centerville
Great Grandchildren:
Ryleigh Youngblood
Whitley Youngblood
Trenton Hogan Weiler
Brother:
David Hogan of Center
Sister: 
Cherry Davis & husband Billy of Center
Pallbearers:
Weldon Bailey, Anthony Bailey, Marty Gregg, 
KC Campbell, Brandon Mince and Phillip Youngblood

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


Bobby “Doc” L. Hinton, 73, of Groves, Texas passed away at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont on Friday May 8, 2009. He was born April 17, 1936 to Elizabeth Sojourner Hinton and Ernest Hinton in Joaquin, Texas. He graduated from Joaquin High School. Bobby has been a resident of Groves for over 53 years. He retired from Ameripol-Synpol as a pipefitter after 37 years of service. He was affiliated with Pipefitters Local # 195 for over 30 years. Bobby was a member of Val Verde Baptist Church in Groves, where he has served as a deacon since 1959. He has served on the Board of Directors for Pine Ridge Community Cemetery since its inception. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be on Monday May 11, 2009 from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday May 12, 2009 at Val Verde Baptist Church in Groves. Dr. Brent Stancil will officiate the service. Graveside service will be at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday May 12, 2009 at Pine Ridge Community Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas under the direction of Clayton Thompson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Eric Hinton, Aaron Hinton, David Lawrence, Robert Maddox, Timothy Choate and Paul Choate.

He is survived by his loving wife Esther G. Hinton of Groves, his daughters Pam Choate of Port Neches, Texas, Becky Alderman and her husband Bill of St. Louis, Missouri, his sons Gary Hinton and his wife Laura of Bridge City, Texas, Steve Hinton and his wife Denise of Groves, Texas, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Christine Arndt and Jean Collum both of Trinity, Texas, and Joyce Barton of Nacogdoches, Texas along with several nieces and nephews.

In Lieu of Flowers, Family request donations to Pine Ridge Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Texas State Bank, P. O. Box 1069, Joaquin, Texas 75954 in memory of Bobby.


05/08/09

Jason Eli Redmon, 24, of Center, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009.

Services will be 2 pm Monday, May 11, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Jim Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5 pm until 8 pm and Sunday from 1 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Jason was born May 7, 1985 in Center, Texas to Father Verl Redmon and Joy Lynn (Cassell) Redmon.

He is preceded in death by his Grandfather, Howell Cassell, Uncle, Bobby Joe Cassell and Cousins, Flint Goings, Ricky Goings, Michael Powdrill and Kenneth Leon Carroll.

He is survived by:
Mother:
Joy Lynn Redmon of Center
Father:
Verl Redmon of Henderson
Step-Father:
Harry Cooper of Center
Children:
Javian, Colby, and Cameron 
Brother and Sister-in-law:
Bobby Glenn Redmon & wife Patti of Center
Sister:
Tammy Redmon of Huxley
Grandmother:
Johnnie Cassell of Huxley
Mother of His children:
Cashaylla Lister Machado of Lufkin
Special Friends, Jimmy Odessa Smith & Kristen “Biscuit” Jones
Aunts & Uncles: Judy & Jerrel Goings of Huxley, Glenis Carroll of Carthage, Johnnie Hal Cook of Huxley & Bobby Howell Cassell of Huxley
Nephews & Nieces: Austin Underbrink, Dakota Redmon, Cody Denby, Brent Denby, Haley Denby & Victoria Masters
Numerous Cousins and other relatives and friends
Pallbearers: Chris Askew, Richard Sholar, Mark Lister, Jack Tyre, Jr., Jeremy Holloway, Bradley Richards, Jim Jacobs, Josh Parker, Matthew Miller and Deion Johnson
Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Odessa Smith, Cody Denby, Brent Denby, Austin Underbrink ,
Dakota Redmon & Bobby Redmon

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


Maurice Hendricks Pate
Funeral for Maurice Hendricks Pate, 81, of Center will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. Mrs. Pate died May 7, 2009, at her residence. Born Nov. 16, 1927, in Center, she was the daughter of George and Samanita Renfro Hendricks. She was married to William Aden Pate, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include daughters, Maureen Broadway and Linda Pate, both of Center, and Sharon Simms of Pollok; sister, Nina Mae Crawford of Warren; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Taylor Funeral Chapel. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


05/07/09

Wera E. Henry, 93, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born November 18, 1915 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Wayne B. Christian and Era E. Wells Christian. Ms. Henry was a past member of the Center Music Club and the Alpha Phi Sorority of Norman, Oklahoma. She was a member of First Christian Church of Center. Ms. Henry and her husband owned and operated Western Auto in Center for 25 years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 8th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held, 2 PM, Saturday, May 9th at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Aubrey McSwain officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Henry’s grandsons and great grandsons.

She is survived by:

Daughter-in-Law, Margaret Henry of Center

Grandchildren:
Tammie Baugh & husband Benny of Center
Tom Henry & wife Kris of Van
Terry Henry & wife Kristin of Bowie
Dr. Chris Ballard & wife Marion of Kingwood
Mark Ballard & wife Stella of Ft. Worth
Melissa Scroggins & husband Tommy of Corinth

Sixteen Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Howard Henry
Son, Freddy Henry
Daughter, Era Joe Ballard
Great Grandchild, Christian Baugh

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


Lonnie Collins, 66, of Center passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009 in San Augustine County. He was born August 14, 1942 in Center to Frank Collins and Stella Graves Collins.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturday, May 9th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, May 10th at McClelland Community Church. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery.

He is survived by: 
Wife, Linda Collins of Center
Daughter, Lori Alvis & husband James of Center
Sons: Chris Collins & wife DeAnna of Center and Brian Collins & wife Crystal of Center.
Grandson: John Collins, Cory Collins & Michael "Mac" Collins all of Center
Granddaughters: Brittany Payne & Whittany Payne and Brianna Alvis, all of Center
Sisters: Dorothy Hess and Marcia Wood of Center

Preceded in death by: Parents, Frank & Stella Collins

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


Funeral services for Dr. Alfred Roy Wallace, 71, of Waskom, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Waskom with Dr. Neil Weaver officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Tyler. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2009 at Sullivan-Heaster Funeral Home.

Dr. Wallace passed away on Tuesday, May 05, 2009, in Waskom. He was born May 28, 1937 in Tyler to Manzy Arnold and Maggie Aurora Wallace.

Dr. Wallace pastored five different churches in Texas and Missouri and had served on the staff of Louisiana Baptist University since 1993, first as Dean of the Department of Biblical Studies and then as Academic Dean. An avid scholar that continued to study all of his life, he was an excellent teacher of the Bible and the Greek and Hebrew languages. He had authored nearly forty books and pamphlets including a Hebrew textbook. He continued to teach at LBU and to pastor Baptist Temple in Waskom at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Lorain Wallace of Waskom; sisters, Alice Joyce Beggs of Tyler, Mary Frances McArthur of Tyler, and Anna Catherine Little of Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Manzy and Maggie Wallace; and a brother, John Wallace.

Pallbearers will be Chris Keeny, Joshua Keeny, Mark, Crook, Steve Petty, Jason Lopez, and Roger Morton.

On-line condolences may be made to: www.sullivanheasterfuneralhome.com.


Funeral services for Reverend H. Elvin Crocker, 80, of Houston, will be held Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 10:00 am in the Carraway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel. Committal services will follow at 12:30 pm Saturday in the Lone Cedar Cemetery in Shelby County.

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Reverend Crocker's name may be made to the Lone Cedar Cemetery Association, 1553 CR 3177, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

Carraway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors


Rayford Homer Russell, 73, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born November 1, 1935 in Center to Clayton Russell and Helen Chisum Russell. He was a member of Timpson Masonic Lodge and the Timpson Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Russell served in the National Guard.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 8th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 9th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jason Hebert officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Wife, Betty Russell of Center

Daughter, Pamela Bond & husband John of Humble

Sons:
Clayton Russell, Sr. of Timpson
Jerry Russell of Center
Michael Russell & wife Donna of Humble

Granddaughters:
Christan Russell of Garrison
Natalie Russell of Humble

Grandson, Clayton Russell, Jr. of Timpson

Great Granddaughter, Kaylie Norris of Garrison

Sister-in-Law, Dolores Russell of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Clayton Russell and Helen Chisum Russell
Brother, Doyle Russell, Sr.

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


05/06/09

William David “W.D.” George, Sr., , 77, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Stallings Court Nursing Home in Nacogdoches.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday May 8, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bryan Tyre officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday May 7, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 19, 1932 to Joseph H. and Mae (Owens) George in Nacogdoches, but grew up in the Beaumont Area. After graduating high school, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry. After working for several timber companies after college, David founded “W.D. George Wood Company,” which was a successful timber company in East Texas for over 25 years. He was a member of New Hope Congregational Methodist Church in Nacogdoches where he served as a deacon. David should be remembered as an avid hunter and fisher, a patriot, a Christian, and a friend to many.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joseph and Mae George and Sister, Mary Jo Lista.

He is survived by:
Daughter:
Debbie Warren & husband David of Norman, Oklahoma
2 Sons:
David George, Jr. of Nacogdoches
Ash George of San Antonio
Step-Daughter:
Stephanie Hankins & husband Todd of San Antonio
6 Grandchildren: 
Trae George of Shreveport
Maegan George of San Augustine
Maggie, Erin, Gracie & Peyton Warren of Norman, Oklahoma

Pallbearers:
Don Ross, Don Hetrick, Raymond Smith, 
Steve Cordova, Todd Hankins and Bob Sturock

Donations can be made to New Hope Congregational Methodist Church in Nacogdoches. (936) 564-7693 5301 E Main St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961

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


05/02/09

Mattie Betty (Nettles) Matlock, 93, of Mt. Enterprise passed away Saturday May 2, 2009 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born on May 24, 1915 to Tom and Monnie (Long) Nettles in upper Nacogdoches County.

Services for Mrs. Matlock will be held at Cason-Monk-Metcalf funeral home in Nacogdoches on Monday, May 4, 2009, at 11:00am in Sunset Chapel. Interment will be at the Old Prospect Cemetery in Mt. Enterprise. Visitation will be Sunday evening, May 3 from 5 - 7pm.

She is survived by daughter, Rita Hughes and husband, Richard, of Center and three sons: Jerry Matlock and wife, Charlcye; Troy Matlock and Gary Matlock, all of Mt. Enterprise.

Also by 22 grandchildren, including Terrie Elliott and husband, James of Center; Jerrald Moore and wife, Karen, of Nacogdoches; Mary Linda Moore of Dallas and Christy Moore of Empire, Michigan.

By several great grandchildren, including Zac and Liza Hutchins, Emilee Elliott, Kristin Moore, Kailie Moore, Kamryn Moore, Christopher Wiggs, Hannah and Skye Hillier, as well as several great-great grandchildren.

By sister: Mrs. Thomas (Pauline) Hall of Willis, Texas.

Preceded in death by husband: Ralph Matlock.

By sons: Ralph Thomas Matlock, James Harrison Matlock, Billy Wayne Matlock, and Griff Terry Matlock and infant Gordon Eugene.

By daughter: Betty Ann Sallee.

By grandchildren: Albert Raymon Sallee and Infant Keith Dale Matlock.

By son-in-law: Sonny Sallee and daughter-in-law, Eileen Matlock.

Also by her parents, 8 brothers and 1 sister.

Pallbearers will be her Grandchildren.


Grace Pearl Davis Hutto, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 1, 2009, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born November 21, 1921 in Shelby County to Herman Davis and Annie Campbell Davis. Ms. Hutto was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, May 4, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Wes Hall and Bro. Leonard Milford officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters; 
Sheila McDonald and husband Clem of Shelbyville
Judy Wilkins of Shelbyville

Grandchildren;
Lannie McDonald of Shelbyville
Chastity Wilkins of Shelbyville

Great Grandchildren;
Matthew Jagger Hudman, Chesney Foster Hudman, Cutter Lee Bradshaw, Hayden-Chylar Grace Bradshaw

Brother, Buck Davis and wife Mae of Shelbyville

Sisters;
Nathalee Duncan of Logansport, Louisiana
Bonnie Belrose of Center

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Annie and Herman Davis
Husband, Foster Hutto
Sisters, Joy Oswalt and Barbara Graves
Brother, Billy Davis

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


05/01/09

Barbara Lawson, 83, of Lake Charles, LA formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2009 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday May 6, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Pastor Fred Seay officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday May 6, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 18, 1926. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Thomas B. Lawson and Daughter, Karen Sue Gresko

She survived by:
Son:
David Foster of Lake Charles, LA
Daughter:
Terry Anne McGee of Lake Charles, LA
Grandchildren:
Wanda McGee Bushnell & husband Norman of Lake Charles, LA
Susan Renee Fruge & husband Joseph of Lake Charles, LA
Mark Gresko of California
Gary Roush of California
Jennifer Watts & husband Johnny of Sacramento, CA 
Great Grandchildren:
Rafeal, Jason, Jordan & Jauden
Danya Kate Fruge of Lake Charles, LA
Nicholas Alan Bushnell
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers:
David Foster, Mark Gresko, Gary Roush, 
Robert Jones, Hayden Phillip Jones and Wayne Mays

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


Ruby Bush81, of Center, passed away Friday May 1, 2009 at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Texas.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday May 5, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday May 5, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 11, 1927 to Tom and Josie Anthony.

She preceded in death by her Parents, Tom and Josie Anthony and Husband, Norval Bush.

She is survived by:
2 Sons:
Johnny Arnold of Splendora
Walter Gail Bush and wife Linda of Spring
Daughter:
Debbie Brashear and husband Doug of Tyler
Grandchildren: 
Emily Schwarzbach & husband Steve of Houston
Brett Marchbanks of Tyler
Erin Marchbanks of Tyler
Great Grandchildren: 
Sarah Schwarzbach

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

Billy Joe Essery, 79, of Timpson passed away May 01, 2009, in Timpson after a long courageous battle with cancer. His loving and strong character will always be admired. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, as well as a dear friend of many.

Billy J. Essery was born in Timpson on October 25, 1929. He served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War and retired from Shell Chemical Company after 38 years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by his parents T.F. "Bud" and Adelle (Eakin) Essery and brother Edd W. Essery.

Billy J. Essery leaves behind his wife of 55 years Ada Louise Essery; his children Donna McAdams and husband Mark of LaPorte, Texas, David Essery and wife Sherry of Garland, Texas and Diana Essery of Rowlett, Texas. He was adored by his grandchildren and will be deeply missed by them all- J.C Creel, Josh Essery and wife Lindsay and Kristin McAdams.

Graveside services will be held at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson at 10:30 AM, Monday May 4, 2009, with Bro Mike Fodge officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church or Corinth Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 507, Timpson, Texas 75975. Special thanks to the Hospice of Deep East Texas.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas is in charge of arrangements.

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04/30/09

Morris Holland Parrish was born 1-28-27 near Tenaha, Texas to Fred and Lena McCann Parrish. Died Thursday April 30, 2009 after a long bout with leukemia. 

Served in WWII and the Korean War as a hospital corpsman in the Navy. Graduated from Tenaha High School in 1943. Received a BBA from Stephen F. Austin State College and a Masters in Hospital Administration from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Served as Hospital Administrator of Memorial Hospital - Houston; Memorial Hospital Nacogdoches and Irving Community Hospital - Irving where he retired in 1987. Appointed by Governor Clements to the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.

He was appointed by the Irving City Council to serve as Executive Director of the Irving Arts Center where he became interested in art and this interest was carried forth to his eight years as a member of the Irving City Council with four of those being Mayor. This interest was shown through his dedication to public art across the city.

He was dedicated to the concept of regional mass transit and worked tirelessly for the expansion of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit service and fought for Irving remaining a part of the system. He also served as a member of the Dallas Mobility Coalition, Member of the Tollway Committee for the Dallas Region, Member of Dallas Area Rapid Transit Arts Committee, Executive Committee of the North Texas Council of Governments, Executive Committee of North Texas Commission, Chairman, Metroplex Mayors Association. Deacon, Plymouth Park Baptist Church.

Throughout his varied career he served on many boards, commissions and committees in the three cities where he lived and also on the State and National level.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie of 56 years, two children, Richard Parrish of Terrell, Texas and Judith Bolch of Monument, Colorado. Also survived by five grandchildren, Sam Parrish, Danny Parrish, Alex Parrish, Beau Bolch and Ali Bolch. He is also survived by his twin brother, Mitchell of Waco, Texas who eight years ago donated his stem cells giving Morris a much longer life than was ever expected and creating medical history. Also surviving him are Mitchell's wife LeFern and late brother Bill's wife Jean, of Richardson, Texas. And a number of nieces and nephews. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Joseph Fay who did so much to preserve the life of their husband and father for so many extra years.

Funeral services will be held at the Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, Friday May 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Ken Branam officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Ramah Cemetery near Tenaha, Texas.

It was the desire of Morris that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Irving Healthcare Foundation in Irving, Texas. Morris felt the foundation was one of his great accomplishments while serving as administrator of the hospital from 1973 to 1987.

Honorary pallbearers: Those who called him friend.


04/29/09

Era Fountain, 88, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. James Martin Cobb officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches, Texas. Visitation will be Friday May 1, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 10, 1921 to Nella and Gracie (Patterson) Martin. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a bookkeeper in California for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Nella and Gracie Martin, Husband, Floyd E. “Buster” Fountain, Sisters, Doris Alford, Mildred Cobb, Opal Miller and Vera Sullivan, Sister by Choice, Etta Rose, Father-in-law, Elvin Fountain, Mother-in-law, Lela Fountain, Brothers-in-law, Jack Fountain, Elmer Bennett, Ray Cobb, Clyde Roberts, Paul Miller and Temp Alford, Sister-in-law, Doris Roberts and Daughter-in-law, Linda Fountain.

She is survived by:
Sons and Daughters-in-law:
Floyd and Jackie Fountain of Center
Mike and Dorothy Fountain of Center
Granddaughters: 
Angie Stanley and husband Johnny of Center
Gueinn Clark and husband Mike of Center
Michael Fountain of Center
Grandson:
Curtis Fountain of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Machael McSwain of Center
Crystal White of Center
Lisa White of Center
Jonathan Clark & wife, Kida of Longview
Justin Clark of Center
Jacy Clark of Center
Brandon Fountain of Nacogdoches
Ryan Fountain of Nacogdoches
Bailey Fountain of Nacogdoches
Zack Carlton of Center
Tristan Carlton of Center
Bradley White of Center
Great Great Grandchildren:
Hailey Clark of Longview
Dayton White of Center
Makayla Mayo of Center
Sisters-in-law:
Rachel Fountain of Center
Kathryn Bennett of Nacogdoches 
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Special Friend:
James White of Center
Pallbearers:
Jonathan Clark, Justin Clark, Jacy Clark, James White, 
Bradley White and Johnnie Hodge

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


John E. Jarvis, Sr., 65, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 2, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Willie Thornhill officiating. Burial will follow Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday May 1, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 18, 1943 in Wilkesville, Ohio to Fred and Alene (Bishop) Jarvis. He was a member of Old Home Missionary Baptist Church.

.He is preceded in death by his Father, Fred Jarvis, Wife, Beth Ann Jarvis, 2 Sons, Freddy Jarvis and Edward Wayne Jarvis, and Brother, Fred Jarvis

He is survived by:
Mother: 
Alene Jarvis of Pasadena 
2 Sons:
Matthew Jarvis of Center
John Jarvis, Jr. & wife Dawn of Nacogdoches
2 Grandchildren:
John Jarvis, III of Nacogdoches
Elizabeth Raeanne Jarvis of Pasadena
3 Great Grandchildren:
Tiffany, Michael John, and Jonathan Sutton Jarvis
Twin Sister:
Ethel “Sissy” Reed of Pasadena
4 Sisters:
Norma Duvall & husband Ricky of Pasadena
Becky Blakeney & husband Randal of Pasadena
Mary Shelton & husband Donald of Pasadena
Lori Simms of Pasadena
5 Brothers:
David Jarvis & wife Kathy of Centerville
Carl Jarvis & wife Renee of Pasadena
Gerald Jarvis & wife Rita of Cleveland
Paul Jarvis & wife Brenda of Centerville
Richard Jarvis & wife Realie of Cleveland

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


04/28/09

Robert Jewell Williford, 67, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009 in Shreveport. He was born March 21, 1942 in Brownwood, Texas to Levi Williford and Dorothy Burns Williford. Robert was a member of the Church of Christ in Joaquin. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, April 29th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm, Thursday, April 30th at Watson & Sons Chapel with D.J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be William Cox, Nathan Cox, Brandon Eaves, Rocky Curry, and Chris Dockens. Honorary pallbearer will be Bo Posey.

He is survived by 
Wife, Diann Ross Williford of Joaquin
Daughter, Tammy Woodfin & husband Robbie of Joaquin
Granddaughter, Harley Smith Eaves & husband Brandon of Joaquin
Grandson, Allen Woodfin of Joaquin
Great Grandson, Trenton Eaves of Joaquin
Brother, Lewis Williford & wife Parfi of Center

Half Brother:
George Williford & wife Sue of Center
Charles Williford of Las Vegas

Half Sisters:
Vicki Thomas of Center
Diane Nutt of Houston
Debbie Hanson & husband Bryan of Houston
Jeannette Bright & husband Robert Dale of Center
Annette Danford & husband Kenneth of Dallas

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

Preceded in death by:
Father, Levi Williford 
Mother, Dorothy Burns Williford Paxton
Sons, Dwain Williford, Robert Williford, Jr. and Dewayne Williford
Stepfather, Troy Paxton

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


04/27/09

Kathryn Abernathy, 65, of San Augustine formerly of Midlothian, Texas, passed away Monday April 27, 2009 at Memorial Health System of East Texas in San Augustine. 

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday April 29, 2009 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday April 28, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 28, 1943 to Charles and Mary Frances (Holland) Moore.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Charles and Mary Frances Moore.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Edie Miller & husband Larry of Center
Jackie Hill Elliott & husband Troy of Red Oak
Grandchildren:
Jennafer Farnham & husband Chris of Mansfield, LA
Ryan Miller of Center
Joe Kliment of Midlothian
Parrish Miller of Center
Elisabeth Hill of Red Oak

Pallbearers:
Parrish Miller, Joe Kliment, Ryan Miller, Larry Miller, 
Chris Farnham and Troy Elliott

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


04/24/09

Charles R. Williams, 77, of San Augustine, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009 at Colonial Pines Nursing Center. He was of the Church of Christ faith and a laborer at The Shelby County Workshop in Center.

Mr. Williams was born June 5, 1931, in Center, Texas to Elijah Dee Williams and Arleva McSwain Williams.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the Mt. Herman Cemetery with interment to follow.

Charles Ray Williams is survived by:
A number of Nieces, Nephews also Great Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and a host of friends.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by: 
Brothers: Burnice "Slick" Williams, Norman Williams, and Oran Williams.
Sisters: Lena Youngblood and Wilma Eddins.

Services are pending at this time.


Nathan Cooks, age 5, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at LSU Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. Services will be Saturday, 2 PM at First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas. Interment to follow at St. Johns Cemetery in Tenaha, with Rev. Rusk Atwood to officiate.

Nathan is survived by:
Mother, Yolanda Boykin of Tenaha
Father, Earl Prince of Tenaha
Sister, Dallas Boykin of Tenaha
Grandmother, Betty Boykin of Tenaha


Jalyric Boykin, age 6, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Shelby Regional Hospital in Center. Services will be Saturday, 2 PM at First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas. Interment to follow at St. Johns Cemetery in Tenaha, with Rev. Rusk Atwood to officiate.

Jalyric Boykin is survived by: 
Mother, Yolanda Boykin
Father, Earl Prince of Tenaha
Sister, Dallas Boykin of Tenaha
Grandmother, Betty Boykin of Tenaha


04/22/09

William S. Lucas, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born July 16, 1928 in Houston County to Hosey Lucas and Adelle Johnson Lucas.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, at 2:00 PM, April 23, 2009 at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by:
Wife, Geneva Creath Lucas of Shelbyville
Daughter, Sherry Lynn Humphrey of Buffalo, New York

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


04/21/09

Richard Howard “Dick” Busby, Sr., 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born July 8, 1924 to Alex Richard Busby and Allie Belle Hickey Busby. Richard was born in Garrison and was raised in Hallsville. He was a seventh generation Texan, member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149, and the First Baptist Church of Center. He moved to Center in 1959 and worked for United Gas Company before starting his own business, Busby Heating & Air Conditioning, which he owned and operated with his son for over forty years.

Richard joined the U.S. Army in 1942, at the beginning of World War II. He was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Special Forces division, which was an elite fighting group that later became known as the Rangers. Richard was involved in several major battles of World War II, including D-day and The Battle of the Bulge. He was also awarded several medals including; Bronze Star, Expert Marksman, American Campaign, EAME Campaign, World War II Victory and a Purple Heart.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 23rd at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, April 24th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Graveside services will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of the VFW Post #8904.

Richard is survived by:
Wife of 65 years, Relda Jeanette “Jane” Busby of Center

Children:
Mary Kathleen Busby Smith & husband H.G. Jr. of Dallas
Jacqueline Ann Busby Cochran & husband Gregg of Austin
Richard Howard Busby, Jr. & wife Jolene Ruth of Center
Joyce Yancy Cawthorn & husband Roy E. III of Corsicana

Grandchildren:
H.G. Smith, III, Michael Ryan McClain, Jennifer Windham, Mary Elaine Brackin, Richard Howard Busby, III, Byron E. McDonald, Timothy P. Yancy, Thomas O. Cawthorn and Austin S. Yancy.

Great Grandchildren:
Nicholas Windham, Rhiannon Windham and Christopher McDonald

Sisters:
Alyne Harrell of Holly Lake Ranch
Faylene Mackey & husband Tom of Hallsville

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

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


04/20/09

Jim Clark, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, April 20, 2009 in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday April 23, 2009 at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Frankie Mathis officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday April 22, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 11, 1941 in Centrailia, IL to Alvie L. and Gaynell (Burgess) Clark. He graduated from Hallettsville High School. He worked for Georgia –Louisiana Pacific as a maintenance supervisor for 35 years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Alvie and Gaynell Clark and Brother, Alvie Clark.

He is survived by:
Daughter:
Kimberly Payne of Ft. Worth
Son:
Christopher Clark & wife Tammy of Logansport
Grandchildren:
Amanda, Alicia, Sergio, Teri Lynn, Kristina and Andrew
Great Grandchildren:
Emelio and Kailee
2 Brothers:
Harold Clark & wife Cathy of Hallettsville
Bob Clark & wife Evelyn of Yoakum
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Many Friends at Woodland Shores

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


04/19/09

Seldon Marie Tribble, 95, of Center, passed away Sunday April 19, 2009 in Shreveport.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday April 22, 2009 at First Baptist Church Center with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will Tuesday April 21, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 25, 1912 in Center, Texas to James G. Rogers and
Minnie Jewel (Thomas) Rogers. She graduated from Center High School in 1930 and she worked for John C. Rogers Drug Store in Center for a number of years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James G. and Minnie Jewel (Thomas) Rogers, 
Husband, Allen F. Tribble, Sr., 2 Brothers, James G. Rogers, Jr. and John Oscar Rogers, Uncles, Neal Rogers and Y.W. “Hap” Rogers, Aunt, Hazel Rogers Muldrow, First Cousins, Robert Neal Rogers and Bill Rogers.

She is survived by:
Son:
Allen F. Tribble, Jr. of Shreveport
First Cousins: 
John C. Rogers of Center
Louis Muldrow of Waco
James G. Rogers, III of New Orleans, LA
First Cousins:
Alice Sue Muldrow Rhodes of Tyler
Elizabeth Rogers Holloway of Nachitoches, LA
Catherine Rogers Simmons of Tyler
Nancy Rogers Crawford of Eugene, Oregon
Patsy Parmer of Center
Sister-in-law:
Virginia Rogers of Tyler
Numerous Great Nieces and Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Family Request that donations can be made to the First Baptist Church, Center 117 Cora St Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5605
Pallbearers: 
Donald Monroe, Sam Lane, Ben Thomas, 
Burton Brown, Miller Thomas and Richard Prince 
Honorary Pallbearers: 
Malcom Weaver, James Campbell and John Dean Windham
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Elizabeth Nell Scherzer, age 57 of Tomball, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Fairview Cemetery, Center, Texas.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 21, 2009 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 29, 1952 in Center to Gene and Mary Margaret (Slayden) Scherzer.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Gene and Mary Margaret Scherzer and Grandparents, Max and Floy Slayden.

She is survived by:
Brother:
Charles Scherzer & wife Jennifer of Tomball
Sister:
Sarah Ann Scherzer of Houston
Sister:
Mary Margaret Rebresh & husband Emery of Plainfield , IL
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews, Cousins and Friends

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


Lucille Woolen Munnerlyn, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully April 18, 2009, at 98 years of age.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday April 21, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday April 21, 2009 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Lucille was born January 3rd, 1911 in Fairfield, IL to Carrie Mae and Charles Marion Woolen. She was a long time resident of Center, TX, as well as other small towns in East Texas. Lucille’s sweet nature and infections smile will be remembered always by those who knew and loved her. Lucille spent her life nourishing her family with love, faith and pound cake. She was very proud to have raised two fine and distinguished sons, despite once being told by a doctor that she could never have children. Lucille was active in the Methodist Church, where she was a choir soloist, and was a life member of the Eastern Star. Lucille will be fondly remembered for her home cooked meals, lovingly prepared from home-grown ingredients, which were served for large gatherings of family and friends. 

Lucille was preceded in death by her devoted Husband of 63 years, James O’Ree Munnerlyn, Brothers Orville Woolen and Ernest Woolen, and Sisters Irene Woolen Prudomme, Corene Woolen Elliot, and Geraldine Woolen.

She is survived by:
2 Sons:
James H. Munnerlyn and wife Nancy H. Munnerlyn of Rowlett, TX, 
Charles R. Munnerlyn and wife Judith G. Munnerlyn, of San Jose, CA. 
Grandson: W. John Munnerlyn and wife Julie Munnerlyn, and their daughters Ivy and Rosemary of Santa Cruz, CA
Grandson: James David Munnerlyn of Bryan, TX
Granddaughter: Audrey L. Munnerlyn of Los Gatos, CA
Grandson: Mark S. Munnerlyn and wife Heidi Munnerlyn, and their children Mackenzie and Hunter of Rowlett, TX
Grandson: Stewart A. Munnerlyn and wife Stacey Munnerlyn of Pine Grove, CA
Grandson: C. Patrick Munnerlyn and wife Rhonda Munnerlyn and their children Brady and Kate of Los Gatos, CA
Grandson: Thomas O. Munnerlyn and wife Neely Munnerlyn, and their children Lauren, Miranda and Allison of Rowlett, TX

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under direction of Mangum Funeral Home√04/17/09

Genevieve “Genny” Wright,67, of the Woods Community, passed away Friday April 17, 2009 at her residence.

Her body will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

She was born January 19, 1942 in Brookhaven, MS to Willard and Christeen (Carlisle) Nevels. She was a realtor for Town and Country Real Estate in Center for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Willard Nevels and Christeen (Carlisle) Nevels.

She is survived by:
Husband,
Billy Joe Wright of the Woods Community
Son:
Billy J. Wright and wife Muriel of the Woods Community
Daughter:
Kimberley Marshall and husband Michael of Bryan, Texas
Daughter:
Jodi Wright of Shelbyville
Grandchildren:
Christopher Marshall and fiancé Candi Edwards
Laura Jan Marshall and fiancé Jerry Newman
Jayson Wright
Bryan Zulko 
Amy Zulko
Great Grandchildren:
Emma Marshall
Robert Newman
Kira Marshall
Makayla Marshall

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


 

Mary Lou Tarver, 81, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2009.
Funeral: 10 am Monday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 2 to 4 pm Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Mary was born Jan. 26, 1928 in Louisiana to Berta Smith Ramsey and Elvah Ramsey. She was a retired operator for Southwestern Bell. Mary was a life time member of Marystown Baptist Church where she played the piano and sang in the choir for 35 years. She rode in the rodeo as a flag bearer. She enjoyed crocheting and playing dominoes. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Ernest Lester Tarver; and her son, Curtis Ramsey Tarver.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Diane Tarver; grandchildren, Jena Tarver, Mikel Tarver and Cody Tarver; great-grandchildren, Christopher Clausen and wife, Robyne, Tiffany Junge, Steven Clausen, Brian Tarver and wife, Ashley, Brittany Tarver, Anthony McNabb, Lona Tarver and Jacob Tarver; great-great-grandchildren, Xander and Ryan Clausen, Celeste and Haylee Ogle, Macy McElyea, Bailey and Blair Tarver.

Services are under the direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home , 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76134, 817-293-1350


04/16/09

James Smith, 53, of Garrison, passed away April 15, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

His body was cremated and no services are planned.


Richard Vernon "Ricky" Higginbotham, Jr. 50, passed away April 15, 2009, at his home in Lake Dallas, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, April 18, 2009, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating.

Born July 20, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Richard Vernon "Ricky" Higginbotham, Jr. was the son of Richard and Geneva (Jones) Higginbotham. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. On October 02, 1976, Ricky married Katrina Fletcher, his high school sweetheart.

Survivors include his wife, Katrina Fletcher Higginbotham of Lake Dallas; parents, Vernon and Geneva Higginbotham of Timpson; son Kamren Higginbotham and wife Kristi of Longview; daughter Carmen Higginbotham of Houston; sister, Lisa Higginbotham of Shereveport, LA; granddaughters Kelsey and Kilynn Higginbotham of Longview; mother-in-law, Mary Fletcher Gatliff and husband Don of Timpson; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Ricky was preceded in death by father-in-law, Joe Fletcher.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Friday, April 17, Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


Betty White, age 83 of San Antonio,Tx. passed away on Monday, April 13,2009 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Tx. She was born August 7,1925 in Gridley, Kansas. 

Betty was formerly of Tyler, Tx. where she was a homemaker. She attended the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma majoring in medical technology and was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She was also a member of Boston Avenue Methodist church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 16th and Friday, April 17th at Burk's Walker Tippit Funeral home in Tyler, Tx. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 18th at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Burk's Walker Tippit Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cathedral in the Pines in Tyler, Tx.

She is preceeded in death by husband, Barney White, sister, Mary Lou Detjen, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Binford.

She is survived by:
Daughter: Susan Yeaman and husband Jim of San Antonio, Tx.
Daughter: Debby White of Tyler, Tx.
Daughter: Christy Mahan and husband Ken of Center, Tx.
Grandchildren:
Sonny White of Tyler, Tx.
Lindsay Yeaman and husband James of Arlington, Tx.
Whitney Mahan of Center, Tx.
Ross Mahan of Center, Tx.
Great grandchild:
MaKayla Patin of Arlington, Tx.


04/15/09

Kathey Lout, age 55, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born September 5, 1953 in Center to Raymond Fults and Dovie Tindol Fults. Kathey was a counselor for Joaquin I.S.D. and had previously worked for the Texas Department of Human Services as a social worker. She was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church, and worked many years with the Empty Stocking Fund.

Kathey's purpose in life was to be an advocate for others. Her gentle guidance as a counselor and strong- yet caring determination as a social worker positively impacted numerous lives in and around the community. Although she worked hard so that we never wanted for anything, family always came first. As a wife, she was faithfully devoted to standing by and caring for our father in sickness sometimes more than health. As a mother she believed in and encouraged us while instilling precious values of church, family, and education. We have been so blessed to have her as our mother and best friend. Life will never be the same since Heaven gained our special Angel. We pray to find comfort in this storm …to see “her rainbow” that always gave her heart peace during the trials of life.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 16th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 17th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Kerry Green and Rev. Eric Bartley officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:
Husband: Shelley Lout of Shelbyville
Daughter: Jenni Mooney and husband Bryan of Center
Son: Sawyer Lout and wife Amber of Shelbyville
Sister, Joan Johnson of Nacogdoches
Brothers: Jerry Fults & wife Betty of Nacogdoches and Kenneth Fults & wife Patricia of Round Rock
Mother-in-Law, Norma Lout of Shelbyville
Sister-in-Law, Kim Adams & husband Kennie of Shelbyville
Grandchildren: Tyler Mooney, Cole Mooney, Austin Mooney, Dylan Mooney, Alexis Lout, and Katelyn Lout
Nieces and Nephews: Kourtney Adams, Kendra Adams, Ramona Lee, Kevin Johnson, Wedney Meades, Miranda Fults, Jeremy Fults, Renee Fults, and Aubrey Don Fults.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Raymond Fults & Dovie Tindol Fults
Daughter, Melody Ann Lout
Father-in-Law, Bernard Lout
Brother-in-Law, Leo Johnson
Niece, Candice Johnson

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


Elwanda Ogden, 84, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at The Clairmont Nursing Center in Longview. She was born March 29, 1925 in Nacogdoches to Claude Greer and Nina Golden Greer. She was beloved, admired and adored daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She loved her family to the fullest. Nothing brought her more joy than being surronded by those she loved most in this world. She loved her sweet Lord and savior Jesus Christ, who carried her through many trails; most of all the loss of her beloved husband, Jack. Those who never met him felt they knew him through her eyes and her heart. We, her loving family, take comfort in the knowledge that they are no longer separated, but are both celebrating at the feet of Jesus, along with the many family members and friends who have met her in heaven. Her frail and ailing earthly body holds her no more! She will be greatly missed and loved forever.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 17th at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 18th at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Greer, Joe Alan Greer, David Barron, Scott Savage, Brandon Barr and Drew Sitgreaves. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Survivors include:
Daughters:
Kathryn Lewis & husband John of Nacogdoches
Margaret Holt & husband Danny of Longview

Son, Mike Ogden & wife Crystal of Tenaha

Grandchildren: 
Michele Savage & husband Scott of White Oak
Jason Holt & wife Krystal of Longview
Kimberly Sitgreaves & husband Drew of Houston
Stacie Ogden of Tenaha
Brandon Barr of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Taylore savage, Hannah Savage, Alli Holt, Jack Walker Holt, Griffith Holt

Brother, Billy Joe Greer & wife Josie

Sister-in-law:
Eardis Greer, Abby Lee Watson, Judy Ogden, Lois Ogden, Ruth Clanton

Brother-in-law:
Billy Ray Ogden, T.R. Ogden

Dear Friend, Berta Babek

Also many nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Claude Greer & Nina Golden Greer
Husband, Jack Ogden
Brother, Paul Greer, John T. Greer and O'Neal Greer
Sister, Helen Lunsford, Holland Barron, Claudie Lee Wiggins and Brooksie Ogden

Her family would like to thank all of the caring staff and nurses at the Clairmont Nursing Home, Texas Home Health Hospice, Dr. Keiser, and the wonderful nurses at Good Shepherd Medical Center and the many friends who visited her during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: 
Texas Home Health Hospice, 3220 N 4th Street, Longview, Texas 75605
Tenaha First Baptist Church, 200 S George Bowers Dr. Tenaha, Texas 75974


04/14/09

Weldon Brown age 81 of Vinton, Virginia passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009.
Graveside Services will be 10:00 am, Saturday April 18, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Visitation will be Friday April 17, 2009 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Brown was a proud Marine , having served in World War II and he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Brown and an infant Daughter. 

He is survived by :
Daughter, Judy Carter of Virginia
Son, Raymond Brown & wife, Diane of Irving, Texas
Niece, Tonya Waugh, of San Antonio, Texas
Grandson, Michael Carter & wife, Ruth of Roanoke
Granddaughter, Suzan Hutchinson & husband, Scott of Knoxville, Tennessee
4 Great Grandchildren; Channing, Kayla & Elisha Carter and Carter Hutchinson. Special Friend and Nurse, Louise Zimmerman of Roanoke, VA.


Ruth Lou Lawrence age, 92 of Center passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow Antioch Cemetery in Center. Visitation is Tuesday, April 14, 2009 evening from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

She was born August 23, 1916 in Shelby County to Parents, Alford Bell Watson & Eula Mae Yancey. She was an Insurance Salesman for Globe Life for many years.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Freddy & Patricia Lawrence of Center
Grandchildren: 
Freddy Charles Lawrence of Texarkana, Arkansas
James Alan Lawrence of Odessa, Texas
Gregory Wayne Lawrence & wife, Suellen of Ace, Texas
David Lawrence & wife, Nikki of Center
Melissa Lawrence of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Jeremy, Tara & John Lawrence
Jonathan & Jeffrey Lawrence
Desiree & Victoria Lawrence
Justin & Elizabeth
Alexis & Avery Lawrence

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


04/09/09

Vineta “Neet” Neel, 94, of the Tennessee Community, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born October 19, 1914 in Timpson to Arthur M. Ramsey and Anna Woodfin Ramsey. Ms. Neel was a member of Tennessee Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, April 10th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 11th at Tennessee Presbyterian Church with Rev. Don Gregory officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Neel Farris, Charles Neel, Anson Neel, Monty Neel, Phillip Crump and Tom Green.

She is survived by:
Son, Ben A. Neel & wife Barbara of Denton
Daughter, Peggy Hancock & husband Gail of Stockman

Grandchildren:
Neel Farris, Charles Neel, Monty Neel, Anson Neel, Andrea Gilbert and Jan Neel
Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Dolphus Neel
Sons, Charles Neel & Joe Neel
Grandsons, Nicky Farris & Joe Allen Neel

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


04/07/09

Doug Carlton, 51, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at his home. He was born May 31, 1957 in Houston to Vernon Willis Carlton, Jr. and Carole Norton Carlton. Mr. Carlton was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin.

At the families’ request, Mr. Carlton has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 8th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Carl Smith officiating.

Doug is survived by:

Daughter, Alyx Carlton & Charles Kinder of Center

Son, David Carlton of Center

Granddaughter, Evy Kinder of Center

Mother & Step Father, Carole & Dr. John Rogers of Center

Brothers:
Steve Carlton of Trinity County
Vernon Carlton & wife Kellye of Center

Sister, Rebecca Carlton of Nacogdoches

Step Sisters:
Leigh Porterfield & husband Clint of Center
Rena Stephan of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Step Brother, John Rogers & wife Julie of The Colony

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

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


R. D. Strong, 84, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, April 6, 2009 at Overton Brooks VA Hospital in Shreveport. He was born August 7, 1924 in the Fellowship Community of Shelby County to Robert “Poss” Strong and Mary Jessie Lowe Strong. Mr. Strong was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Logansport. He served in the US Navy, and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 7th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 8th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bennie Bynog & Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Graveside services will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

He is survived by:

Sisters:
Mildred Fairey of Palo Alto, California
Jean Sorsby & husband Al of Huxley

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Robert “Poss” Strong & Mary Jessie Lowe Strong
Wife, Fern Strong
Sisters, Merle Jones & Shirley Webb
Brothers, Alva Tom Strong, Talmadge Strong, Earl Strong and Bobby Glen Strong

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


04/03/09

Ray Jackson, 79, of Center, passed away Friday April 3, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

He requested that his body be cremated and no services are planned.

He was born March 24, 1930 in Bragg, Hardin County, Texas to Thomas Allen and Omino ( Newman) Jackson. He graduated from Center High School in 1947 and he retired from Houston Lighting Company after retirement he moved back to Shelby County and he spent countless hours researching history for the Shelby County Museum which he was very proud of.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Thomas and Omino Jackson, Brother, Melvin Jackson, Sister, Ruth Jackson McSwain and Special Friends, Carla and Bernadette.

He is survived by:
Bunch of Friends especially Beatrice
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


04/01/09

Glynn E. Windham, 47, of Bossier City, Louisiana, passed away March 31, 2009 at his home. He was born October 13, 1961 in Germany. Glynn served in the US Navy. He was a member of Bellaire Baptist Church in Bossier City, where he was also a member of the choir.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, April 3rd at Antioch Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.

Glynn is survived by:

Parents, Julious & Thelma Bailey Windham of Bossier City, Louisiana

Daughter, Erika Farris & husband Kenneth of Bossier City, Louisiana

Granddaughter, Ayame Farris of Bossier City, Louisiana

Sister, Linda Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee

Nephews:
Matthew Nein & Nicholas Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee

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


 

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03/31/09

Reece V. Casey, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 30, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born May 14, 1935 in Oklahoma. Mr. Casey was of the Baptist faith.

At the family's request, Mr. Casey has been cremated, and a private memorial will be held at a later date.

He is survived by:
Sons: 
Ricky Casey & wife Cindy of Shelbyville
James R. Casey of Shelbyville
Jerry Casey & wife Joann of South Carolina

Daughters:
Shirley Casey of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Penny Bonnerville of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Georgia Alderman & husband Daniel of Mountain Pine, Arkansas

Nineteen Grandchildren and Twelve Great Grandchildren.


Funeral for Steve Eric Scott, 51, of Nacogdoches will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Grace Bible Church with the Rev. Justin Beadles and the Rev. Jorge Dinguis officiating. Burial will be at Simpson Campground Cemetery.

Mr. Scott died Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Nacogdoches. Born August 5, 1957, in Port Arthur, he was the son of Jimmie Sue Collier and Wallace E. Scott. He was employed with Center ISD as a behavior management specialist. He was affiliated with Grace Bible Church in Nacogdoches, but had served as pastor of Simpson Campground and Melrose Methodist Churches and First Christian Churches of Nacogdoches and Center.

Survivors include his father, Wallace E. Scott of Port Neches; wife, Peggy Dow Scott of Nacogdoches; daughter, Jennifer N. Scott of Nacogdoches; son, Nathaniel E. Scott of Nacogdoches; brothers, John E. Scott of Nederland and Lee K. Scott of Frisco.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2009, at Laird Funeral Home. At 6:30 p.m. the Tejas Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America, will conduct the ceremony of the Broken Arrow. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the East Texas Area Council, or Tejas Lodge, 1331 E. 5th St., Tyler, Texas 75701, or Troop or Pack 100, c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2508 Appleby Sand Road, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75965, or Hospice of Deep East Texas, 907 Mound St., Nacogdoches, Texas 75961. Laird Funeral Home.


Vivian D. Roberts, 74, of Shelbyville passed away Monday March 30, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday April 3, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sonny Scarborough and Bro. James Lindley officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. 
Visitation will be Thursday April 2, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 23, 1935 to Coy and Ella (Finch) Blondell. She was a member of the White Rock Baptist Church in San Augustine. She worked as a nurses assistant for many years.

She is preceded in death her Parents, Coy and Ella Blondell, Husband, Curtis Roberts, and infant Son, Curtis Roberts.

 

She is survived by:
Daughters and Sons-in-law:
Sandra & James Lindley of Shelbyville
Ramona and Rusty Mason of Indiana
Rhonda and Rick Wagner of Indiana

Grandchildren:
Jamie and Amy Lindley of Huxley
Robert and Jennifer Lindley of Shelbyville
Eric Wagner of San Diego, CA
Ariel Wagner of Indiana

Great Granddaughter:
Madalyn Lindley

3 Brothers:
Don Blondell & wife Kay of Indiana
Darrell Blondell & wife Betty of Tennessee
David Blondell & wife Donna of Indiana

Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers:
Jennifer Lindley, Amy Lindley, Robert Lindley, Jamie Lindley,
James Lindley, Sean Martin, Sheldon Hardy and Toby Reeves

In lieu of flowers family requests that donations be made to the White Rock Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas (3280 FM 2785, San Augustine, Texas 75972,Phone:(936)275-3887

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


03/26/09

John Charles "Johnny" Stockman, 49, of Timpson, passed away March 25, 2009 in Timpson. Funeral services for Mr. Stockman will be at 2 PM, Monday, March 30, 2009, at First United Methodist Church Timpson, with Bro. John Richerson, Pastor Jean Ferraro and Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

Born in Houston, Texas, on November 21, 1959, Johnny was the son of the late Emmitt Marvin and Sophia Jean (Kurowski) Stockman. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and had worked as an electrician. Johnny was a member of First United Methodist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include a son, Kristopher Stockman of Sugar Grove, West Virginia; a daughter, Cassie Stockman of Garrison, Texas and a brother, James "Jimmy" Stockman of Lake Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


Mary June “Pat” Lunsford, age 73 of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Al Hancock officiating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 29, 1935 in Gladewater, Texas to parents Blackie Capps and Lola Redding Amsden. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 54 years, Porter Lunsford and Brother, Bob Capps. She was of the Baptist faith and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law: Lisa & Randy Hughes of Center
Son & Daughter-in-law: Mike & Debby Lunsford of Center
2 Grandsons:
Danny Bailey, Jr. of Center
Luke Lunsford of Oklahoma
Step-Grandchildren: Kelly & Steven Berry of Shelbyville
Wendy & Lucas Robbins of Center
Brother, Earl Capps of Henderson
Mother-in-law, Jewel Reid of Longview
3 Sisters-in-law: Helen Capps of Henderson
Jewelene Hendrix & husband, Billy of Heath, Texas
Judy Russell of Longview
Best Friend, Nancy Swanger of Seguin, Texas
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers: J.R. Redding, Billy Capps, Tim Capps, Richard Hughes, Robbie Williams & Lucas Robbins
Honorary Pallbearers: Jody Jernigan & Steven Berry

You may sign the online guestbook at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Betty Delores Ross Posey, 75, of Logansport, formerly of Joaquin, passed away March 26, 2009 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 27 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 28 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sam Glover officiating. Interment to follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Lewis, Robbie Woodfin, Bobby Walker, Joe Walker, Gene Dickerson, Joey Burns, Rushing Lambert and Jim Allison. Honorary pallbearers will be Bo Posey, Gordon Martin & Dewey Bradley.

She was born February 15, 1934 in Houston to Oran O’Neil and Willie Mae Mosley Ross. Moma married Daddy, Nathan F. Posey, on September 11, 1948, when she was only 14 years old. To this marriage, four children were born. They shared 61 years together. She was a great help to N.F. during the time they owned and operated Joaquin Construction Company. Moma was the one always running to pick up building supplies, as well as keeping the books. She drove a school bus for Joaquin ISD for a short time. Among her favorite pastimes, were dominos, camping, being on the houseboat fishing and her flowers. But her greatest joy was being with her family. Moma was a very strong person, going through and surviving cancer. She always put her illness second, so that she could be there when we needed her. Moma instilled this in all of us.

Left to cherish her memories & values:

Husband, N.F. Posey of Logansport

Children:
Betty Ann Posey of Galloway
Bo Posey & wife Sheila of Joaquin
Debra Kay Reeves of Galloway

Grandchildren:
Becky, Jaime, Jason, Thomas, Jessie, Kevin, Michael, Karen & their spouses

Great Grandchildren:
Allen, Mathew, Dean, Haley, Taylor, Zach & Gabriel

Sisters:
Diann Williford & husband Robert of Stonewall
Tina Bridwell & husband Buddy of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Oran O’Neil & Willie Mae Mosley Ross
Son, Frank Posey

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


Ruben Goatcher, 63, of Center, passed away March 25, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born August 3, 1945 in Denton Island, east of Tuckerman, Arkansas, to Luther Goatcher and Velvie Reed Brown Goatcher. As a music minister, Ruben was involved in all aspects of Southern Baptist services. During his time as a nursing home administrator, he gave special attention to the residents with personal care. He was a member of the Lion’s Club, and will be fondly remembered for his smile.

Mr. Goatcher has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 31 at the First Baptist Church in Haslam with Bro. Jody Hooper, Bro. Jerry Jones & Bob Argent officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Heverin A. Goatcher of Center

Son, Reuben Grant Goatcher of Carthage

Sister, Geneva Argent & husband Bob of DeSoto, Missouri

Nephews:
Nathan Argent & wife Teresa of Salisbury, Missouri
Andrew Kelly Argent of Amarillo

Great nieces & nephews:
Christopher, Patrick & his wife Christina, and Alisa Argent

Brother, Jerry Eugene Jernigan of Jacksonville

Aunt, Dorthy Wells

Cousins:
Bernice Guffey of Cash, Arkansas
Ruby Richardson & husband Albert of Jonesboro, Arkansas

Brother-in-Law:
Paul William Kipp & wife Karen of St. Louis, Missouri

Nephew, Jason Kipp of St. Louis, Missouri

Niece, Erin Kipp of Illinois

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


03/23/09

Kristi Menefee, 47, passed away March 21, 2009. She was born December 16, 1961 in Port Arthur, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 25th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 pm at White Rock Cemetery.

She is survived by:
Her husband, Mark Menefee

Sons, Chris and Patrick Menefee

Daughter, Kalee Menefee

Parents, Luke and Pat Papania

Sisters:
Vicki Greenslade and husband, Mike
Karen Hall and husband, Steve

Brothers:
Ray Papania and wife, Debbie
Paul Papania
Mark Papania

Mother and Father-in-Law, Curtis and Pat Menefee

Brother-in-law, Mitch Menefee and wife, Letty

Also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends


03/22/09

Gilbert Wheeler, 75 of Center, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 at his home with his family by his side.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bruce James officiating. Visitation will be all day Monday, March 23, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Gilbert Wheeler was born in Center at 203 Pearl St. on February 6, 1934 to Don Wheeler and Barksdale Tyre Wheeler. Gilbert graduated from Center High School and received a master’s degree from SFA.

Gilbert married Kathryn Monk Wheeler, his beloved wife of 53 years. They have been long time members of the Center Christian Church, where Gilbert served as an elder.

The Wheelers moved to Lufkin where Gilbert taught Agriculture in Redland, Texas. After a year of teaching, the Wheelers returned to Center where Gilbert worked for Ralston Purina as a Productive Manager.

Gilbert bought Lewis Brown’s feed store in East Center when Lewis bought Tuck Griffin’s Furniture store. He also bought Drury McCauley’s feed inventory to supplement his store. The business was called Farmer’s Feed Supply. Later, Gilbert moved his business across the street to the old Magnolia Building. He and Kathryn stayed in the feed business for 18 years. They also raised chickens for 50 years and continue to raise cattle. For over 40 years, Gilbert owned and operated Farmer Fertilizer Company in Center and continued working even with his illness. With his courageous wife Kathryn, by his side, Gilbert fought a brave 12 year battle with Prostate Cancer. He was a great Storyteller! One of his favorite sayings about everything was “It builds Character”.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Don Wheeler, Mother, Barksdale Crenshaw, Step-Father, Bryan Crenshaw, Son-in-law, Marty Ray Brittain, Jr. and Sister-in-law, Barbara Wheeler.

He is survived by:
Wife of 53 years, Kathryn Wheeler of Center
Daughter and Son-in-law, Pam & Wallace Hibbard of Tyler
Daughter, Kathy Brittain of Center
Son and Daughter-in-law, Don and Cheri Wheeler of Center
Grandchildren: Christie Gray and husband Chad, Craig Hibbard, Johnathan Brittain and Ashley Brittain, Brett Wheeler, Luc Allen, Ben Wheeler, Whitnee Allen, Sydnee Allen and Zane Allen
Great Grandchildren: Collin, Callie & Camdyn Gray 
Sister: & Brother-in-law: Juanice Powell & husband James of Shelbyville
Brother, Richard Wheeler of Ojai, CA

Pallbearers: Dock Watson, Chuck Lunsford, Dr. Steve Oates, Michael Smith, 
Gilbert Link, Bo Barbe, G.W. Strong, P.O. Sample, Billy Bowen, Kenneth Hardy, O.D. Hughes, Sam Wheeler, W.I. Davis and Michael Partin.

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


03/19/09

Bro. Henry Ralph Wells, age 78, of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009.

Bro. Wells was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Broaddus as a son of the late Lucius "Bunch" Wells and Viola (Ponder) Wells. He was a longtime Baptist minister and also retired from Combined America Insurance Company as a sales agent. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Greenwood Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Mae Etta Wells, to whom he was married June 8, 1955; children, Shirley Ward and husband Buddy of Highlands, Texas, Wanda Fann and husband Bryan of Corrigan, Texas, Ray Wells and wife Cynthia of Timpson, Texas, Fay Hudson and husband Bill of Alto, Texas, Cathy Wells of Zavalla, Texas, and Amy Land and husband Ted of Bronson, Texas; brothers, Odell Wells of Baytown, Texas, and Dewey Wells and James Wells, both of Broaddus, Texas; a sister, Alene Lofton of Broaddus, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Leroy Wells.

Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Trinity Baptist Church on Hwy. 83 in Broaddus, Texas, with Bro. Glenn Middleton and Bro. J.R. "Bob" Gwin officiating. Interment will follow at Broaddus Cemetery with veterans honors.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Pallbearers: B.J. Fann, Josh Hudson, Trey Crosby, Desmond Smith, Buddy Ward, Bryan Fann, and Bill Hudson.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


03/18/09

OB Hughes, 78, of Center, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born October 12, 1930 in the Short Community of Shelby County to Druie Hughes and Myrtie Monroe Hughes. OB served in the US Army, followed by a 37 year career with Mobil Pipeline. After retiring to his family place in Center, he worked for Martin Resources until the time of his death.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 19th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 20th at the First Baptist Church in Center, with Rev. Robert Morris and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife of 57 years, Janice Smith Hughes of Center

Sons:
Billy Hughes & wife, Terri of Winnsboro
Danny Hughes & wife, Kim of Houston

Daughter:
Penny Vincent & husband, Jody of Groves

Grandchildren:
Erika Cowser & husband, Craig of Longview
Grady Hughes of Abilene
Reece Vincent & Wesli Vincent of Groves
Mason Hughes of Houston

Great Grandchildren:
C.J. Cowser, Caden Cowser, Lexi Cowser, Skyler Cowser, and Kennedi Cowser of Longview

Twin brother, OD Hughes & wife, LaRea of Longview

Sisters-in-Law:
June Hughes of Longview
Edna Hughes of Keller

Father-in-Law, Reece Smith of Milam

OB also leaves a host of extended family and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Druie Hughes & Myrtie Monroe Hughes

Brothers:
Weldon Hughes
Grady Hughes
Billy Ray Hughes & his wife, Melba
Donald Hughes & his wife, Paulette
Mother-in-Law, Ida Smith

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following:
Hospice in the Pines, The Joe Elliott House, 116 Raguet, Lufkin, TX 75902
The First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 117 Cora Street, Center, TX 75935
Short Cemetery Fund, c/o John Monk, 531 Walker Street, Center, TX 75935

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


Baby Wesley Gage Stanley - Graveside services for Baby Wesley Gage Stanley will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009 at Six Mile Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Peek officiating. Baby Stanley was born and passed away on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2009 in Henderson.
Baby Wesley is survived by his parents, Mark and Brittany Stanley of Gary; maternal grandparents, Lori and Steve Brown of Gary; paternal grandparents, Vonda and Bill Black of Carthage and Norman Stanley of Jonesboro, Arkansas; maternal great-grandparents, Kathy Brown of Carthage, Carol Brewer and Santos Hernandez of Gary, and W.C. and Frances Jones of Carthage; paternal great-grandparents, Sue and Marshall Dover of Center; uncles and aunts, Danielle Stanley, G.R. Stanley, Marty and Cindy Black, Lori and Donnie Shaddix, Tony and Sandra Black, Melissa and Jason Jones, Matthew Stanley, Tiffany Brewer and fiancé Josh Godwin, Justin Brown and Lora Smith, and Rheamie Brown. Numerous other relatives also survive Baby Stanley.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


03/17/09

Deborah Jean Tuscana, age 58, of Brazoria, Texas funeral services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Tuscana passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 in Nassau Bay, Texas.

Born February 18, 1951, in Freeport, Texas, Deborah Jean Tuscana was the daughter of the late James Bradberry and Norma Jean Epps. She was employed in the Data Entry Department of Shell Oil Company.

Survivors include her husband Jodie Tuscana of Brazoria; son Troy Tuscana and wife Brooke of Dickinson; daughter Angelina Shaddock and husband Joe of Brazoria; 2 brothers: James Paul Bradberry of Pasadena and Jimmy Bradberry of Reno, Nevada; 3 sisters: Anna Lou Carson of Lake Jackson, Annette Williams of McAllen, and Shanna Schoening of Pearland, Texas; 5 grandchildren: Joseph Tuscana and Elisha, Alanna, Emma, and Journey Shaddock; special friends Bill and JoAnn Cowley. In addition to her parents, Debroah was preceded in death by her brother Don Bradberry.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


03/16/09

Funeral services for Annie Elizabeth DeEtte (Briery) Harvey, age 84, of Gary, Texas wil be at 10 AM, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Thad Mills officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Harvey passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Born July 2, 1924, in Gary, Texas, Annie Harvey was the daughter of the late William Bryan and Lottie Mae (Wiltcher) Briery. She was a graduate of Gary High School. On May 5, 1946, she and Burtis Owen Harvey were married, and they celebrated 51 plus years of marriage befoe his death in 1998.

Survivors include two sons Charles Wayne Harvey and wife Yvonne of Herber Springs, AR, and William Owen Harvey of Buna, Texas; daughter Martha Boren and husband Wesley of Carthage, Texas; grandchildren: Jackie Harvey and Missie Harvey, Lesley Boren and Christopher Harvey; two great grandchildren; Tyler and Kylee Harvey; two sisters: Norma Jean Watson of CA and Gay Carrell and husband T.A. of Pottsboro, Texas; two brother-in-laws: Veston "Teeny" Harvey and wife Ester and Elton "Shorty" Harvey and wife SueAnn; special friends: Glen and Bobbie Williams and their children, Dinna Haltom and friend and caregiver, Emelia Lewis. In addition to her parents and husband Burtis, she was preceded in death by brother Ervin "Mike" Briery and sister Geneva Barnhart.

Visitation will be 5-8 PM, Tuesday, March 17, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


03/15/09

Eddie W. Mahan went to join his Lord and Savior, March 13, 2009 in a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born March 17, 1922 in Nacogdoches County to Samuel T. Mahan and Eliza Jane Oliver Mahan. Mr. Mahan was a minister, insurance adjuster, carpenter and had worked in mobile home sales. He served his country in the U.S. Army where he was an Army Ranger with the Second Indian Head Division. Eddie was a survivor of the Omaha Beach Campaign at the Normandy Invasion. He was awarded the EAME Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart with one Bronze Cluster, and a Bronze Star Medal. Mr. Mahan was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Second Infantry (Indian Head) Division. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and had taught Sunday School at Pine Grove Nursing Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, March 16, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Eddie Lee Mahan and Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Zack Mahan, Willie Mahan, Jason Stringer, Jesse Mahan, Robert Stanfield and Jason Evans.

Survivors include:

Wife, Christine McSwain Mahan of Center

Sons;
Eddie Lee Mahan and wife Letetia of Burleson
Sammy J. Mahan of Baytown
Jerry D. Mahan of Center

Grandchildren;
Mandy L. Evans Matthew J. Mahan Jesse D. Mahan
Zack N. Mahan Will H. Mahan Christy L. Mahan

Eight Great Grandchildren

Daughters-in-law;
Sandy Mahan of Center
Pam Mahan of Center

Sisters-in-law;
Janie Johnson of Cleveland
Maxine Jernigan of Center

Brothers-in-law;
Earl McSwain of Center
Bobbie McSwain and wife Connie of Irving

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Samuel T. and Eliza Jane Oliver Mahan
Three Brothers; Clarence Mahan, Ernest Mahan and Nathan Mahan

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


Addie Johnson, 94, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009 in a local nursing center. She was born December 2, 1914 in Center to Mack Gillis and Anzania Strahan Gillis. Ms. Johnson was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Leonard Milford officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Johnson’s grandsons; Ronnie Youngblood, Puncho Elliott, Carlton Harkness, Steven Harkness, Brian Harkness, Koby Youngblood, Justin Harkness and Michael Elliott.

She is survived by:

Daughters;
Barbara Youngblood and husband Jimmy of Center
Sandra Harkness and husband Billy of Center

Grandchildren;
Ronnie Youngblood and wife Margaret of Center
Becky Elliott and husband Puncho of Huxley
Chronda Williams of Center
Carlton Harkness of Center
Steven Harkness and wife Maria of Huxley
Brian Harkness and wife Becky of Center

Ten Great Grandchildren 
Three Great Great Grandchildren

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

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Alvin D. Johnson
Two Brothers
Seven Sisters

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


Boyce “Sonny” Campbell, 76, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009 in a Shreveport hospital. She was born December 27, 1932 in Joaquin to Joel Pugh and Adell Campbell. Mr. Campbell worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas and then retired from the U. S. Postal Service.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 4:00 pm, Monday, March 16, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ike Cummins, Rocky Curry, Kenneth Campbell, Brian Lancaster, Kyle Flournoy and James Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be LaDean Campbell and Shane Curry.

He is survived by:

Sisters;
Carolyn Foshee and husband Robert of Logansport, Louisiana
Mary Saunders and husband Tom of Wimberley

Nieces;
Rebecca Flournoy and husband Kyle of Austin
Carey Sonnier of Logansport, Louisiana
Heather Lancaster and husband Brian of San Antonio

Great niece, Bella Lancaster

Great nephews;
Hunter Sonnier
Raiden Sonnier
Thomas Lancaster

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


Alliwese Oliver, 87, of Center, passed away March 15, 2009 at her residence.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday March 17, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Doyce Whitton officiating. Eulogy by Chris Chisum. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday March 16, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 21, 1921 to Eugene Emerson and Lela Euelena (Baker) Pugh. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. She worked as an LVN at Shelby General Hospital.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Eugene and Lela Pugh, Husband, Euell Fields Oliver, 2 Brothers, Lawrence “Buck” Pugh and Rudolph Pugh and Sister, Doris Fulgham.

She is survived by:
5 Daughters:
Linda Roe and husband, George of Center
Lois Oliver of Springdale, Ark
Sharan Soltau and husband, Ron of Houston
Frances Cole and husband, Tom of Village Mills
Marcie Chisum and husband, James of Houston
8 Grandchildren
20 Great Grandchildren
Sisters:
Jimmye Peterson of El Paso
Clara Bell Johnson & husband, Willie of Gatesville
Angie Tims & husband, Vertie of Mansfield, LA


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


Laura Peddy Bowers, 78, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009 at her residence in Tenaha. She was born February 13, 1931 in Tenaha to J. B. Peddy and Pearl Agnew Peddy. Mrs. Bowers was a homemaker, mother and grandmother and had owned and operated “The Mercantile” in Tenaha for a number of years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 16, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 17, 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Jim Brady and Rev. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Dr. William Ginn, David Christensen, John Scull, Charles Weeks, Julian Peddy, Jerry Agnew, Bob Parker and Brack Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Burns, Walter Peddy, Dick Parker, Bob Davis, Chris Christensen and Gene Casto.

Survivors include:

Husband, George Bowers of Tenaha

Son, Naylor Bowers of Tenaha

Daughter, Theresa Latham and husband Troy of Tenaha

Grandchildren;
Michael Bowers of Huntsville
Timothy Bowers of Dallas
Tiffanie Andrews and husband Shane of Carthage
Tracie Cain of Tenaha
Adam Cain and wife Heather of Plano

Great Grandchildren;
Ashley Andrews, Grace Andrews,, Emma Samford and Blaine Tomlin

Preceded in death by;
Three Sisters & Two Bothers
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.


Wilma Laverne Parker, 82, of Shelbyville, died Monday, March 9, 2009.

Graveside services were held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

She is preceded in death by her parents Mr. Burnard Zelbern Parker and Mattie Borders Parker; a brother, Neelan Parker; and a sister, Mary Parker Van Pelt.

Wilma was born April 6, 1926 in Shelby County. She graduated from Shelbyville High School, was a homemaker, and owned a beauty salon for many years. Wilma was well-known as an excellent cook, a hardworker, and famous for ability to take care of other people. She possessed the beauty, strength and endurance reminiscent of the women who settled this land many years ago.

Survivors are one daughter, Gay Maria Carter Ali of Shelbyville; three sons, Kit Carter, Bob Carter and Mac Carter all of Shelbyville; four sisters, Jean Permenter of Jacksonville, Zelma Dearing and Alene Carriker of Center, and Judy Brown of Shelbyville; one brother Lewis Parker of Center; and six grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were Kris Carter Ali, Kevin Carter Ali, Vic Carter and Mikel Carter.


03/14/09

Donell Parker, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday March 14, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Evenson and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday March 15, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

He was born March 2, 1931 in Shelby County to parents, Clint and Bertha (Corbell) Parker. He served in US Marines during the Korean War. He was a member of the Shreveport First Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a faithful member of the Shelby County Singing Convention. He worked for Woody’s Welding Works in Center for 20 years and he retired from Center Plywood where he worked for over 20 years. He was currently employed at Mangum Funeral Home.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clint and Bertha Parker and Brother, Orell Parker and infant Brother, Glenn Parker.

He is survived: 
Wife: 
Betty Parker of Center
2 Sons:
Donald Parker & wife Kelly of Shelbyville
Michael Parker & wife Monica of Sulphur, LA
5 Grandchildren: 
Timothy Parker & wife Emily of Minden, LA
Cole Parker of Shelbyville
Alex Parker of Springfield, LA
Laeken Parker and Mackenzie Parker of Sour Lake
Great Grandson, Carson Parker of Minden, LA
2 Sisters:
Noveline Parker Sanford of Houston
Shirley Parker Chambers of Houston
Brother:
Van Parker & wife Cherry of Hallsville
Sister-in-law:
Dorothy Parker of Center

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


Mike O'Donnell, 64 and Beth O'Donnell, 56 of Center passed away Friday, March 13, 2009 as a result of an automobile accident. Mike was born October 19, 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Guy O'Donnell and Nellie O'Donnell. Beth was born November 27, 1952 in Center to Arthur P. Waller and Jimmie Louise Yarborough. Mike served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. They were the owners and operators of B & M Landscaping in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday, March 16 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, March 17 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Charles Hall and Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be David Brittain, Heath Hagler, Glynn Hagler, Warrant Officer Josh Waller, Joel Waller, Ricky Marr, and Jordan Downs.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimmy McCauley and David Swanzy.

Survivors include: 
Beth's mother, Louise Waller of Center
Children: 
Debbie Lucas of Nacogdoches
Michael O'Donnell and wife Piper of Louisville, Kentucky
Brian Adams and Maegan of Logansport, Louisiana
Christopher Adams and wife Nikki of Logansport, Louisiana
Eight grandchildren; Alaina, Haleigh, Alexis, Kaitlynne, Jennifer, Alicia, Dallas and Ariel
Great Grandchild, Hunter

Beth is also survived by
Sisters
Anne Fisher and husband Dean of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Kathy Hagler and husband Jimmy of Center
Brothers
Melvin Waller of Center
Thomas Waller and wife Brenda of Center

Both are survived by a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by 
Beth's father, Arthur P. Waller
Mike's parents, Guy and Nellie O'Donnell

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


Benny Bradshaw, 67, of Center passed away Friday, March 13, 2009 at his residence in Center. He was born July 14, 1941 in Center to John Bradshaw and Essie Gunnel Bradshaw. Mr. Bradshaw was a member of the Neuville Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, March 16, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Nobles officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Justin Cawthorn, Jordan Mora, Kelly Bradshaw, Ronnie Mora, Mark Cawthorn and Terry Hutchinson.

Survivors include:
Son:
Kelly Bradshaw of Clute
Daughters;
Melanie Gamble and husband Arian of Converse, Louisiana 
Mona Mora and husband Ronnie of Nacogdoches
Shree Cawthorn and husband Mark of Stanley, Louisiana
Katha Hutchinson and husband Terry of Timpson
Eleven Grandchildren and Four Great Grandchildren
Brother, Jimmy Bradshaw and wife Betty of Center
Sisters:
Johnnie Sue Frame of Shelbyville
IIa Ray Williams of Lake Jackson
Billie Jean Henry and husband D.E. of Longview
Special friend, Julienne Hughes of Center

Preceded in death by;
Parents, John Bradshaw and Essie Gunnel Bradshaw
Son, Jeff Daughtery 
Grandson, Jarrod Wayne Mora
Brother, Doyle Bradshaw

Online condolences can be sent at www. watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


03/13/09

Mrs. Rubye Mae Lister Biggers, 84, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Services will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, MLK Drive, Center, Texas. Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.

Mrs. Rubye Mae Lister Biggers was the first of six children born to the late Mr. Willie E. Lister, Sr. and Mrs. Dolena Chumley Lister on February 11, 1925, in the Todd Spring Community of Shelby County. She attended and graduated from C. H. Daniels High School in Center. She furthered her education at Butler College in Tyler, Texas and later at Prairie View A&M University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1951 and a Master of Education in 1957.

She united with the Todd Spring Baptist Church at an early age. Upon moving to Center in the late 1940s, she united with Bright Morning Star Baptist Church. She was a loyal an active member, serving as church secretary, chairperson of the program committee, Sunday school teacher and president of the deaconess board.

Upon completing her sophomore year in college, she began her teaching career with Center Independent School District as second grade teacher. She was only 20 years old. She taught for Center Schools for forty years, retiring in 1985. During her tenure, she taught throughout the grades, including twenty years at the high school level as an English teacher. At the time of her retirement, she had returned to the campus from which she graduated and at which she began her career, teaching language arts in the intermediate grades. In her forty years of service she taught her brothers, nieces, nephews, the children of those she'd taught in years before and even her own son. Upon retirement, she continued as a substitute teacher for another ten years until 1995, giving fifty years of uninterrupted service to Center ISD.

She was also actively engaged in her community. In 1991, she was elected to the Center City Council, serving until her death. Additionally, she was a member of the Shelby County Historical Society and Toledo Bend Retired Teachers.

She received numerous honors and awards. Most notably, in 1996, the State of Texas recognized her for 50 years of service to education. Additionally in 1999 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Shelby County Heritage Foundation, becoming the first recipient of this award.

She was married to Mr. Cator Biggers on March 29, 1952. They had one son, Karl. They remained married for over twenty-nine years until his death on May 3, 1981. She was also predeceased by her parents and her brothers, James O. Lister and Willie E. Lister, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one son: Karl, a sister: Mrs. Odelle L. Coleman, two brothers: Mr. Vinnie S. Lister and Mr. Clyde H. Lister, Sr., three sisters-in-law: Mrs. Norma L. Lister, Mrs. Limmie N. Lister and Mrs. Joy L. Lister; one brother-in-law: Mr. Booker G. Coleman and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and former students.

03/12/09

Helen Ruth Morciglio, 64, of Port Arthur, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Graveside Service will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2009 at White Rock Cemetery with Bro. John Bender officiating. Visitation will be Friday, March 13, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 4, 1944 in Shelby County to Jack Fulsom and Nora (Carpenter) Jordan.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Jack Fulsom and Nora Jordan, Daughter, Nora Ann Morciglio, 2 Sisters, Louise Hanks Meschelle and Bernice

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Anita Garcia and husband Oscar of Port Arthur
2 Sons:
Robert Morciglio of Port Arthur
Juan Morciglio & Melanie of Port Arthur
Grandchildren:
Marisol Watler and husband Navael 
Victoria Carcamo & husband Carlos 
Jerald Childress
John Morciglio
Juan Morciglio
Dominick Morciglio
Nora Ann Morciglio
6 Great Grandchildren
2 Sisters:
Margie Norden of Center
Barbara Jones of Orange
You may sign the online guestbook at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

03/11/09

Jimmy Carlton Hutto, 76, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009 in Shreveport. He was born June 21, 1932 in Paxton to George Solomon Hutto and Rosa Bates Hutto. Jim was the Joaquin Fire Marshall, and a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, March 12th, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 13th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Silvey and Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Jim is survived by:

Wife, Mary Hutto of Joaquin

Daughters:
Ann Boyett & husband Tommy of Joaquin
Kay Cunningham & husband David of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Jeremy Boyett & wife Sue Sue of Logansport
Justin Boyett of Joaquin
Alicia Cunningham of Joaquin
Savanna Paige Cunningham of Logansport

Great Grandchildren:
Lisa Garret of Logansport
Levi Manalli of Logansport

Sister, Mary Helen Carter of Paxton

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

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


03/08/09

Sandra Yvonne Ross, 60, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, March 7 in Center. She was born February 16, 1949 in Center to Author Lee Ross and Mary Graves Ross. Sandra was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 9th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. 
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 10th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Colby Landers, Chris Adams, Rick Kirby, Bo Posey, Chad Warner and Randy Woodcox. Honorary pallbearers will be Chip Lovell and Ricky Raimond.

Survivors include:

Daughters;
Candy Cox and husband Roy D. of Joaquin
Sherri R. Lewis of Joaquin

Sons:
Harold E. Lewis and wife Celeste J. of Joaquin
Jerry L. Lewis of Joaquin

Grandchildren;
Jamie Baskin, Bradley (BJ) Lewis, Brandi Harris and husband Brian, Amanda Lewis, Benjamin Baskin, Justin Lewis and Jamie Raimond

Four Great Grandchildren and Three on the way

Brother, Eugene Ross of Houston

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins

Special friends;
Chad Christian, Candy Walker and Nikki Adams
Best friends;

Jackie Cheatwood, Janet Dyess and Donna Dean

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


03/05/09

David Franklin Bates, 29, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009. He was born January 8, 1980 in Carthage to Robert Milton Bates and Mary Kay Glaze Bates. David loved to hunt, ride his four-wheeler, and spend time with his family and friends. He was a loving father and husband. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 6th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 7th at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Toby Broadus, David Cheatwood, Stevie Holloway, Gary Shahan, Richard Sharp, Zach Cheatwood, Jaime Carroll and Stoney Foshee.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christy Bates of Joaquin

Sons:
David Lane Bates of Joaquin
Robert Kane Bates of Joaquin
Matthew Dylan Bates of Joaquin

Parents, Milton & Kay Bates of Joaquin

Sister, Amanda Kay Hall & husband Daniel of Joaquin

Grandmother, Eula Merle Bates of Joaquin

Grandfather, James Franklin Glaze & wife Betty of Joaquin

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandmother, Louise Paxton

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com. David's memorial video can be viewed athttp://videos.lifetributes.com/57002

The United Pentecostal Church of Center, and the Bates Family and their friends have set up a fund to help Christy and her boys. Donations can be left with Linda Jacobs at The Balcony.


03/04/09

Chester Harper, 61, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 21, 1947 in Dewitt, Arkansas to Willard L. Harper, Sr. and Catherine Denise Connor Harper. Chester loved his family. He also loved to hunt and fish.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 6th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 7th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Harper Hill Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Chris Giddens, Johnny Henley, Chris Henley, Michael Paul Kay, Chad Smith, Anthony Whittaker, Quinton Thompson, Tracy Henley and Dennis Henley.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

Wife, Shirley Henley Harper

Daughter, Lisa Harper Thompson & husband Lance of Simpson, Louisiana

Sons:
Heith Harper & wife Crystal of Joaquin
Rodney Harper & wife Dawn of Joaquin

Adopted Daughter, Carmen Hearon of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Hunter Harper, Logan Harper, Colton Harper, Ryan Harper, Alli Beth Harper, and Clay Fleming, all of Joaquin

Alexis Thompson & Alyssa Thompson of Simpson, Louisiana

Sisters:
Kathy Basnett of Charleston, South Carolina
Deanna Lamb & husband Dennis of Scottsdale, Arizona

Brothers:
Jimmy Harper of Charleston, South Carolina
Gene Harper & wife Judy of Conway, Arkansas

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


Bobby Sheldon Fowler, 53, of Skidmore, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009 in Skidmore. He was born December 2, 1954 in Red Bay, Alabama to Jewel Nolan Fowler and James De Moble Fowler. He served in the US Marine Corps and was a member of First Baptist Church in Skidmore.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 25th at the First Baptist Church in Skidmore. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Jennifer Rose Lara & husband Victor of Skidmore

Son, Sheldon Richard Fowler of North Carolina

Sister, Vickie Andrews of Memphis, Tennessee

Brothers:
Mike Fowler & wife Pat of Floresville
Ricky Fowler & wife Loyce of Center
David Fowler & wife Lisa of Orange Grove, Alabama
Aaron Fowler of Olive Branch, Mississippi

Granddaughter, Alexandria Lara

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Christina Marie Fowler
Nephew, Joshua Grant Fowler


Edith Shepherd, 99, of Shelbyville, formerly of Woodville, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at her home. She was born September 23, 1909 in Woodville to mark & Cora Weeks Fortenberry. She was a longtime resident of Woodville, but had lived in Shelbyville for the past eight years. She had worked years ago for Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator and many years as a volunteer "Pink Lady" for the Tyler County Hospital Auxiliary.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Friday, February 27th at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville.

She is survived by: 
Son, Dr. James Shepherd & wife Judy of Georgetown

Daughter, Margaret McBride & husband Ronald of Shelbyville

Brother, Ernest Fortenberry & wife Barbara of Woodville

Sister, Creasy Hamilton of Orange

Seven Grandchildren

Nineteen Great Grandchildren

Ten Great Great Grandchildren

Special Caregivers, Kaye Coker, Donna Hayden, and Janice Vazquez, all of Logansport


Stella Faye Williams, age 58 passed away Monday, March 2, 2009. Stella was born September 16, 1950 to the late R.T. and Mae Bell Jones Williams.

Viewing will begin at 11AM and Services will be held at 1PM, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, Center, Texas. Prince Howard Cloudy Sr. officiating, interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas.
Her family and friends will miss her, but rejoice that she is now in the presence of our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ

Survivors include:
Sons: Michael (LaWanda) Williams of Beaumont, Texas; and Marcus (Priscilla) Williams of Center, Texas
3 Grandchildren: Kiounis, NyColby, and NyCochia Williams all of Center, Texas
Brothers: Sammy Lee (Imogean) Williams of Tenaha, Texas; and John L (Anca Jean) of Beaumont, Texas.
Sisters: Della Mae (Jerry) Gardner, Shirley Faye Williams Hewitt (faithful brother-in-law: L.H. Hewitt), and Sharon Dian Williams all of Center, Texas; special brother-in-law: Jackie Williams; sister-in-law: LaSandra Williams of Sour Lake, Texas; special god sister: Joyce Lynn Johnson of Center, Texas; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Stella is preceded in death by 3 brothers: R.T. Williams Jr., Tommy Lee (Barbara Jean) Williams and James L Williams.


Bernice Brittain, 79, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at her home. She was born July 14, 1929 in the East Hamilton Community of Shelby County to Sam Coleman Nichols and Della Gotchie Nichols. Ms. Brittain was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, March 4 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 5 at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Ron Luman officiating.

Pallbearers will be Gene Gray, John Drennon Yarborough, Scott Yarborough, Andy Castleberry, Shad Lout, Nicky Wiggins, Joe Yarborough and David Spratley. Honorary pallbearer will be Jack Lout.

Survivors include:

Husband, Gerald S. Brittain of Center

Son:
Johnny Davenport of Palestine

Daughters:
Jackie Yarborough & husband Joe of Center
Vickie Hagler of Longview
Juanice Smith & husband Darren of Colorado

Grandchildren:
Wendy Castleberry & husband Andy
Tara Williams
Scott Yarborough & wife Kelly
Marissa Wiggins & husband Nicky
John Drennon Yarborough & wife Kela
Nikki Gossage

Eleven Great Grandchildren

Beloved Sister, Vera Wilson of Center

Best Friend, Martha Nell Lout of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Sam Coleman Nichols & Della Gotchie Nichols
Three Brothers and Three Sisters
Son, L.A. Davenport

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, or Fellowship Baptist Church, in Mrs. Brittain’s name.

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


03/02/09

Wynell Peacock, age 83, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009 in Houston. Wynell was born March 20, 1925 to Autsin Wheeler and Vera Kimbro Wheeler.

Services will be held at 1 PM, Monday, March 2, 2009 at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ with Rev. Ronnie Wheeler officiating, interment will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include:
Sons: John Peacock and wife Karen of Spring and Terry Dry and wife Kelli of League City.
Daughter: Connie Peacock of Houston
4 Grandchildren: Chase Peacock, Hanna Peacock, Darla Faith Stewart and Courtland Peacock.
Sister: Betty Easom and husband John of Shreveport, La
Brother: Joe Wheeler of Va.

Mrs. Peacock was preceded in death by, Husband, Donese Peacock, Daughter, Donnell Peacock Dry and 2 Sons; Robbie Peacock and Jerry Peacock.

Visitation will be 4 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


 

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2/21/09

David Edward Wharton was born Feb. 10, 1950 in Timpson, Texas died Feb. 16, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Tx. David is preceded in death by his parents Cecil Wharton and Merrian Wharton of Timpson, TX. And brother J.C. Wharton.

David is survived by his wife Carla Wharton and son Blake Morrison of Sam Rayburn, TX. Sisters; Cecilia Erland of Moody, TX., and Merrie Norris of Longview, TX. And one brother Fred Wharton of Timpson, TX.

David graduated from high school in Timpson and went on to further his education at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he earned his degree in education. In 1974 David started his career as a professional bass fisherman and successfully earned his place in the fishing world. David was a loving husband, father and great friend to all. He will be greatly missed. WE LOVE YOU.

Memorial services will be held at Lake Rayburn United Methodist Church, Feb. 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

Editor's Note: Taken from the Timpson & Tenaha News dated 2/19/09


2/20/09

John Wayne Schulz, age 63, of Timpson passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at his home in the Silas Community, Timpson. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Born October 30, 1945, in New Braunfels, Texas, John was the son of the laste Raymond Henry and Ester (Seekatz) Schulz. During his childhood his family lived in Seguin, Texas and he graduated from LaMarque High School in LaMarque, Texas. He and Sue Lynn Brittain were married March 16, 1966 and moved to Timpson in 1970. John was an installer for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 32 yers until his retirement. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson where he served as church clerk, sunday school teacher and leader of the Children's Bible Storytime.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Schulz of Timpson, son Travis Schulz adn wife Leslie of Center, Texas, daughters Terri Alford and husband David of Timpson, Janice Hughes and husband Rodney of Carthage and Rebecca Oliver and husband Justin of Timpson, sister Diana Davenport and husband Paul of Greenville, NC, 7 grandchildren, Wayne Alford and wife Mary, Kellie Walker and husband Noah, Megan Anthony and husbnd James, Ashley Schulz, Michaela Schulz, Granger Hugehes, and Gretta Oliver and 2 great grandchildren, Blake Walker and Bella ALford. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by brother Raymond Schutz.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Sunday, February 21, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


02/19/09

Birdie Cocker: On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, Birdie Crocker age 86 left this life and walked into the arms of Jesus.

Birdie Crocker was born in Center, TX, March10, 1922 to Lee and Leona Lout. Birdie was a devoted Christian and lived her life according to her beliefs in the Word of God.

Family visitation will be 6PM to 8PM Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Services will be in the Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, Friday, Feb. 20 at 2PM conducted by pastors Dathan Triplett and Kerry Green and Special tribute by Eric Bartley. Burial to follow at New Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Luther Conway, Robert Parker, Bobby Lout, Alton Lout, Roger Reneau, and James Reneau.

Birdie leaves behind one daughter, Betty Chilton of Waco, TX and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Birdie is also survived by four sisters Johnnie Hutto, Waskom, TX, La Verne Smith, Port Arthur, TX, Jean Jackson, Benton, LA, Tommie Rohrer, Sacramento, CA, and one brother James Paul Lout, Conroe, TX.

Birdie was preceded in death by her Parents, Lee and Leona Lout, Husband Leo Crocker, Son, Wayne Crocker, and Daughter Joy Crocker, 3 Brothers, Maurice Lout, P.L. Lout, Walter Earl Wilburn and 2 Sisters Lucille Wilburn and Willie Ruth Rouvaldt.

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


Roy Lee Hall Sr., services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Joey Cranford officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Hall passed away February 17, 2009, at his home in Gary, Texas.

Born September 24, 1931, in Oswego, Kansas, Roy Lee Hall, Sr. was the son of the late J.B. Estler and Myrtle (White) Estler Blane. He entered the U.S. Army in 1949 and retired after twenty years of service. He was happily married for 40 years to Katherine Ann (Ingalls) Hall until her death in 1998.

Survivors include 
5 sons: Ricky L. Hall of Kansas City, MO, Kenneth W. Shaffer, Jr. of Sealy, Texas, Randy L. Hall of Springfield, MO., Roy L. Hall Jr. of Pearland, Texas and Rocky L. Hall of Sealy, Texas.
4 daughters: Betty Lathrom of Missouri, Denise Moon of Angleton, Kimberly Evans of Spring and Terri Jo Miller of Angleton.
35 Grandchildren and 26 Great grandchildren. Mr. Hall was pereced in death by his parents, wife Katherine Hall, son, Rex Hall, daughter Aline Branham and brother Joseph Hall

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Barbara Lout, 70, of Center, passed away Wednesday February 18, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday February 21, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Wigley and Rev. Darryl Harless officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday February 20, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 20, 1938 in Rusk County to Jessie and Lily May (Warren) McCune. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She was in the insurance business for over 30 years. 

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Jessie and May McCune.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Randolph "Pud" Lout of Center
2 Sons:
Larry Windham of Lufkin
Randall Lout of Center
Grandchildren:
Lori Windham of Austin
Joey & Jenna Windham of Lufkin
Savannah Lout of Hemphill
Great Grandson:
Nick Windham

Pallbearers:
Wade Anderson, Fred Johnson, Dickie Gilchrist, Truman Hyden
Benny Baugh and Gerald Corbell

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


Linda Mathews, 60, of Carthage passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage.

Graveside Service will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Kirby Hill officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:30 at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 20, 1948 to Jim and Allowee (Graydon) Manstine. She was member of Southside Baptist Church in Carthage.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Jim Manstine and Allowee Kelley and Grandson, Gabriel Fountain.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Larry Matthews of Carthage
2 Sons:
Clint Matthews of Houston
Matt Matthews of Carthage
Daughter:
Joy Matthews of Tyler
4 Grandchildren:
Abbigail Fountain 
Aundriea Matthews
Memphis Arbuckle
Madison Breedlove
Sister:
Marcia Pruett of Carthage
Brother: 
Lloyd Kelley of Houston
Sister: 
Marie Danza of Idaho

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


02/18/09

William “Bill” Fowler, Jr., 78, of Center, formerly of Shreveport, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Green Acres Nursing Center. He was born April 23, 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana to William James Fowler, Sr. and Ann Fletcher Fowler. Mr. Fowler was a devout Christian. He had worked as a furniture salesman his entire life and had won many, many awards. Mr. Fowler was a Korean Veteran, having served in both the Army and Air Force.

At Mr. Fowler’s request, his body has been donated to science, and there will be no services.

He is survived by:

Twin Daughters:
Charlotte Fowler of Center, formerly of Shreveport
Elizabeth Fowler of Shreveport

He was preceded in death in 2000 by his beloved wife of 48 years, Erin Kathleen Fowler.

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


02/16/09

L.C. “Huff” Hufferd, 95, of Center, passed away Monday, February 16, 2009 at Green Acres Nursing Center.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 17th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 18th at the First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He was born February 19, 1913, in Iola, Kansas, the third child of Frank Elmer Hufferd and Lillie Mae Vancil Hufferd. When Lillie Mae died in 1916, Frank left Lowell, Francis and Farrell with Lillie’s sister, Coca, and her husband Jesse Howard. Lowell grew up in Iola in the Howards’ home.

When he was 17 he moved to Dallas to join his brother and began working as an apprentice butcher. He met his future bride, Ople, in the fall of 1931 on a double date at the Texas State Fair. They enjoyed a roller coaster ride together that lasted 70-plus years. Huff and Cordious Ople Verner married September 17, 1933.

Huff worked as a butcher, a grocery wholesale deliverer, a restaurant owner and operator and a grocery store manager, among other occupations. He joined the army in 1943 and attained the rank of Master Sergeant. He returned home from England in 1945 on the Queen Elizabeth with 14,000 other troops, and was honorably discharged. He enlisted in the Army Ready Reserve in 1952 and was discharged in 1955.

Huff and Ople lived in various places besides Dallas and several army camp towns, including Brownsville, where their son Lowell Clifton Hufferd, Jr. “Top” was born, and Greenville, where their daughter, Nancy, was born.

In 1954, the Hufferds moved to Center where Huff managed the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and was involved with the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, DECA, the Lake Country Inn development, and the First United Methodist Church as a board member, trustee, and Sally Burns Sunday School Class president. He and Ople also enjoyed golf, fishing, boating, traveling with friends, and Huff was a member of the Center Hunt Club.

His family and friends will miss him, but rejoice that he is now in the presence of his Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He is survived by:

Wife, Ople Hufferd of Center

Son, Lowell “Top” Hufferd, Jr. & wife Evelyn of Center

Daughter, Nancy Hufferd Holmes & husband Stephen of Bailey, Colorado

Grandchildren:
Lowell “Ted” Hufferd & wife Holly of Keller
Rebekah Durham & husband Mark of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sarah Roslund & husband Gavin of Littleton, Colorado

Great Grandchildren:
Kennedy Logan Hufferd
Kenneth Reuben Durham, III
Joel Holmes Durham
Luke Paxton Durham
Sarah Naomi Durham

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or First United Methodist Church, 211 N. Porter, Center, TX 75935.


Carl W. Kirkpatrick, (Kirk), 75, a former longtime employee of the Nacogdoches Police Department, passed away Saturday afternoon at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Mr. Kirkpatrick was born May 4, 1933 in Madsonville, TX. He was the second of eight children born to Steve and Ida Gustavus Kirkpatrick. Mr. Kirkpatrick served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955, serving in the Korean Conflict and stationed in Alaska before being honorably discharged. On Feb. 4, 1956 Mr. Kirkpatrick married Martha Lavenia King. After taking up residence in Nacogdoches in 1957, Mr. Kirkpatrick attended Stephen F. Austin State University and Kilgore Jr. College, studying Criminal Justice, receiving over 4000 credit hours in his ongoing studies in law enforcement. Mr. Kirkpatrick also attended Texas A & M where he studied to become a polygraph examiner, with 2 years of internship in Houston, after which he became a polygraph examiner. In 1962 he was hired by Nacogdoches Police Department as a police officer. During his time with the department he served under 5 different police chiefs including M.C. Robuck. Mr Kirkpatrick is also remembered as being one of the "Robuck¹s Raiders." Over the years he advanced from patrolman to Lieutenant. He retired from the police force in 1995 but continued doing polygraph examinations for several more years. Carl loved God, his country and family. He taught his children these same values. He and his family were members of the Nacogdoches Missionary Baptist Church for several years. He loved to go fishing, which he did every chance he got over the years. When he wasn¹t working or fishing you could find him working on or riding his vintage Indian Motorcycle. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martha Kirkpatrick of Nacogdoches; daughters, Donna Kirkpatrick of Nacogdoches, Danita Miles and her fiance Randy Sherrer of Nacogdoches, granddaughter Kathrine (Katie) Boles and husband Nolan of Nacogdoches; and one great-granddaughter, Gracie Boles of Nacogdoches. He has three sisters, Mozelle Anderson and husband Charlie of Dodge, Texas, Edith Henry of Brazoria, Texas, and Tommie Case and husband Gene of Brazoria, Texas. He also has two brothers, Clyde Kirkpatrick and wife Lewanna of Lufkin, Texas, and Herbert Kirkpatrick and wife Pat of Jasper, Texas, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Ida Kirkpatrick; one brother, Robert Kirkpatrick; and one sister, Vivian Frankum.. Visitation for Lt. Kirkpatrick will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb.. 16, 2009 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home with services also to be held at Cason Monk-Metcalf at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. Graveside will be at Sunset Memorial Park following the services. Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Wade Alexander, director


02/15/09

Ms. Lerlene Spells, 91, of Center, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Dave Wood and Bro. Danny Buckley. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday February 16, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 28, 1917 to Dick and Jennie (Dalby) Fausett. She was a member of The Messiah Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. She worked for Red Ball Motor Freight for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dick and Jeannie Fausett, Husband, James Spells, Son, Joe Lynn Spells and Sister-in-law, Cora McSwain.

She is survived by:
Son: Bobby Spells & wife Sharon of Diboll
Daughter: Patsy Johnson & husband Joe of Lufkin
Son: James Paul Spells of Baton Rouge, LA
Son: Michael Spells & wife Tami of Center
Daughter-in-lawr: Mimsy Spells of Shreveport
8 Grandchildren:
Joanna Mancini & husband Jimmy of Buda, TX
Paula Cantwell & husband Jim of Houston
Kevin Spells of Houston
Cathy Fertitta & husband Tony of Shreveport
Kimberly Ward & husband Shannon of Dallas
Andrea Zuelsdorf & husband Jeff of Belton
LaJeana Hardig & husband Chris of Houston
Jaimi Spells King & husband Anthony of Nacogdoches 
6 Great Grandchildren:
Mary Catherine & Evan Feritta, Luke James Mancini,
Anna Hardig, Zachary Zuelsdorf and Devon Ward
Sisters:
Zettie Barnett of Center
Lee Ola Eaves of Center
Norvell Holt of Center
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers:
Steve Webb, Barry Webb, Darren Webb,
Raymond Jamison, Larry Russell and Dr. Dixon Golden
You may sign the online guestbook at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Charles W. Parker, 86, died February 12, 2009 and is now at peace with the Lord. He was born December 26, 1922 in Ft. Worth and grew up in Tenaha, TX. Charlie joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 and earned his wings January 7, 1944. He flew his beloved P-51 Mustang during World War II and went on to serve as an Air Force officer for 28 years flying B-52 bombers out of Westover, AFB, MA and also was stationed in Hawaii, Viet Nam and SAC HQS in Nebraska. His last assignment was Chief of the Emergency Ops Center, Ft. Ritchie, Maryland, where he retired from active duty in 1976. His love of flying airplanes continued throughout his life. Several years ago at the Randolph Air Show he 'held court' as dozens of young men gathered around a P-51 on display while he painstakingly explained every detail of the plane, drawing rousing applause at the end of his impromptu presentation. Charlie loved to tell jokes and laugh, believing worrying wouldn't 'change a thing.' He had a great smile and sense of humor and lived to play golf. His two passions-golf and the military will live on in his grandsons-Michael, now a golf pro, and Steven who plans to serve in the United States Air Force. During his last years as his health declined, Charlie was warmly embraced by his caretakers at Stone Oak Care Center, especially John in therapy and the wonderful nursing staff in the 400 hall. His family thanks all of you. Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Charlie B. O'Brien Parker and is survived by three children: Bill Parker of Franklin, TN and wife Linda; Susan Parker Rodriguez of San Antonio; and Donna Parker Bannwolf and husband, Kevin; grandsons, Michael Rodriguez and wife Abbie of WI, and Steven Bannwolf, who misses his Pop-Pop. We remember his dear friend Homero Rodriguez, as well as Leloise Ponce. Charlie's kids thank him for the opportunity to see the world and for taking us to Mountain Park to ride the coaster. Perhaps the best was peacefully watching TV westerns and old movies with few words, but great comfort. We wish our dad eternal peace with our Lord and Savior. SERVICE Graveside Service will begin at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. You may sign the online guestbook at www.missionparks.com, under the obituary section.


02/14/09

Harold Edward Peek, age 53, of Carthage passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009 in Carthage. Harold was born October 22, 1955 in Joliet, Illinois to Hobart Harold Peek and Dorothy Dale Estes Peek. Mr. Peek was a logger and foundry worker.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the Strong Cemetery in Huxley with family members officiating, interment will follow.

Survivors include: 
Mother: Dorthy Dale Estes Barnett and husband Hugh of Carthage
Daughters: Loretta Wagner and husband Jason of Weatherford and Melissa Peek of Shreveport
Son: Thomas Peek and wife Cassondra of Shreveport
Stepson: Charles Sandlin of Gilmer
Sister: Teresa Powell and husband Marvin of Zwolle, La.
Brothers: John Thomas Peek of Haslam, James Davis of Ft. Worth and Jimmy Davis of Farmerville

12 Grandchildren

Pallbearers:
John Peek, Jeremy Peek, Rafe Eubanks, Bobby Gene Peek, Timothy Freeman, Tommy Freeman and Clinton Holmes.

Mr. Peek was preceded in death by his father: Hobart Harold Peek and Daughter: Peggy Sue Peek.

Visitation will start at noon on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


02/13/09

Charles Henry age 76 of Tenaha, passed away Friday, February 13, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Graveside Services will be 2pm ~ Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at Sardis Cemetery with Bro. M.D. Lamon officiating.

Visitation is Saturday, February 14, 2009 from 5pm until 9pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 13, 1932 in Timpson to parents, James Wylie & Doris Esther (Whinsenhunt) Henry. He was of the Baptist Faith. He retired from Center Plywood after 31 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wylie & Esther Henry, Sister, Jean Barton and 2 Brothers, Howard Henry & Richard Henry and Niece, Edith Whitton.

He is survived by His wife, Yvonne Henry of Tenaha

4 Nieces: Barbara Yates of Center, Elaine Bradshaw of Center, Mary Sue Layton of Center and Linda Daniels of Timpson

1 Nephew: James “Butch” Henry of Center

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Melvin & Pat Broadway of Huxley

3 Special Girl Friends: Megan Broadway, Autumn Lawhorn & Lexi Dupree

Special Nieces: Nancy Lawhorn, Teresa Ford, Lisa Dupree & Tammy Howard

Special Nephews: Melvin “Bubba” Broadway & Michael Broadway

Pallbearers: Bradley Ford, Jordan Ford, Melvin “Bubba” Broadway, Michael Broadway, Monte Dale Griffith & Daniel Lawhorn

Honorary Pallbearers: Waylon Griffith, Jr., Waylon Griffith & Rex Bradshaw

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


02/12/09

Charles Edward Hughes, 80, of Timpson, Texas, services will be at 2 PM, Sunday, February 15, 2009, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Officiating will be Rev. Josh Walters, pastor of First Baptist Church, Timpson. Mr. Hughes passed away February 11, 2009, in Green Acres Nursing Center, Center, Texas.

Born April 5, 1928, in Timpson, Charles Hughes was the son of the late Edgar Lewis and Peggy (Sapp) Hughes. He was a graduate of Timpson High School, U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and member of First Baptist Church, Timpson. He owned Hughes Boot and Saddle Shop in Timpson for 50+ years. Charles was married to Thelma (Oates) Hughes, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include step son Roger Martin of Pine Grove, LA, step daughter Jo Ann Cameron of Port Lavacca, Tx. sister Margie Baker of Conroe, Tx. 2 step grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to his parents and wife Thema, Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by his brother Bowden Hughes.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Saturday, February 14, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Willa D. Coe, 80, of Kountze, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 in Beaumont, Tx. She was born July 27, 1928 in Martinsville, Tx. A graduate of Martinsville High School and Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, she was a teacher and principal for forty years.

Mrs. Coe is survived by her husband of fifty three years, H. A. Coe Jr.; daughters Bebe Coe Bertino of Nome and Laura Lea Coe of Pinehurst; son Henry A. Coe III of Kountze; grandchildren Kelli K. Daniel of Huntsville, Kitty D. Coe and Cooper A. Coe of Kountze; brother Charles Brown of Center and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friend Ethyl Warren.

She was preceded in death by her father Dee Brown and mother Elma Hudson, both of Martinsville.

Willa was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-aunt, teacher, coach, counselor, mentor and great friend. She will be missed by many whose lives she touched and helped out.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 13, 2009 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 PM at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 12:00 noon at the First United Methodist Church in Kountze, TX, with Rev. Bill Jobe officiating. Burial will follow at Hooks Cemetery in Kountze.

Pallbearers are Richard Brown, Randy Brown, Keith Brown, Bradley Brown, Phil Worsham and Robbie Teel.


02/11/09

Jesse Waymon Brown, 86, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2009 in Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born February 16, 1922 in Shelby County, Texas to Allen Headrick Brown and Alice Pearl Wilburn Brown. Mr. Brown was a lifetime resident of Shelby County. He served in the United States Naval Service, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and was retired from Holly Farms. He was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 13th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 14th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Reverend Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hamilton Cemetery.

Mr. Brown is survived by:

Sons:
Danny Joe Brown & wife Darlene of Center
John Waymon Brown & wife Mary Elizabeth of The Woodlands
Billy Rayford Williams of Center
Rev. Charles Ronny Williams & wife Betty of Whitehouse
Larry Steve Williams & wife Janice of Tenaha
Jimmy Dale Williams & wife Connie of Van Alstyne

Daughter, Judy Williams Winger of Lufkin

Brothers:
Joe Brown & wife Billie of Tenaha
Bill Brown & wife Ada of Waco

Sister:
Neva Fields & husband Joe of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Robbie Jean Waldon of Overton
Allie Rea Hughes of Center

He is also survived 
by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by:
His first wife, Louise Haley Brown, in 1959, as well as their infant sons, Jerry Wayne & James Allen
His second wife, Opal W. Brown, in 2007
Brother, Alvin Brown
Sisters, Margie Vaughn, Catherine Lynch and Bernice Brown


Mr. Joyce Warren, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, February 9, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 13, 2009 at Ephesus Baptist Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler and Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. A Masonic Graveside will be held at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 21, 1919 to Clyde and Inez (Lout) Warren. He was member of Ephesus Baptist Church where he taught the Men’s Sunday School Class for many years. He was a mechanic and retired from Shelbyville ISD where he worked as a supervisor over transportation for 20 years. He was a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clyde Warren and Inez Warren Story, Wife, Margaret Elizabeth Warren, Daughter-in-law, Vonda Warren and Great Grandson, Derek Hebert

Pallbearers: Shad Lout, Duane Lout, Jimmy Lout, James Goodwyn, Mike Lout, Rickey Lout, Al Lout and Michael Warren 
Honorary Pallbearers: The Men’s Sunday School Class of Ephesus Baptist Church

He is survived by:
4 Sons and Daughter-in-laws:
George & Vicky Warren of Shelbyville
J.C. Jr. & Kathy Warren of Welsh, LA
Mac & Valerie Warren of Center
Larry & Tamie Warren of Center

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Gregston of Conroe
Ron Warren of Welsh, LA
Rachelle Warren of Welsh, LA
Renee Warren of Welsh, LA
Melissa & Jesse Casey of Hallsvile
Denise & Rob Merriman of Shelbyville
Michael Warren of Center 
Dena & Brad Hinton of Shelbyville

Great Grandchildren:
Jace Warren, 
Kai Lognion, Jillian Richard and Ian Richard
Chloe Warren 
Luke, Carly & Jacob Casey 
Ty & Hallie Merriman
Harley & Clayton Hinton

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

In Lieu of flowers Donations can be made to Ephesus Baptist Church Building Fund, Shelbyville, Texas

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


02/10/09

Funeral service for Angie Loraine Jones were held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 6, 2009, at Laird Funeral Home with Dr. Allen Reed officiating. Burial followed in Berry Cemetery in Lufkin, Texas. Mrs. Angie Loraine Jones, age 77, of Nacogdoches passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2009, in Nacogdoches.

She was born November 2, 1931, in Center, Texas, the daughter of the late Sam and Lossie Fowler Davis. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches and a homemaker.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law, Eddie Williford of Nacogdoches, Curtis and Sue Kirkland)Williford of Bastrop, Texas; and one daughter and son-in-law, Sue Williford and Calvin Evans of Temple, formerly from Nacogdoches; and a sister, Colemae Schoubroek of Joaquin, Texas.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Nicholas Shoalmire, Wade Williford, Aaron Williford and LeeAnna Farmer; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Angela Robin Shoalmire.

She was married to Billy F. Jones who also preceded her in death.

Active pallbearers were Art Wheeless, Doyle Alexander, Paul Cook, Bennat Mullen, Gene Graves and Mike Liebrum. Family received friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Laird Funeral Home.

The family requested donations to be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2425 Fountainview Suite 280, Houston, Texas 77057. Laird Funeral Home.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on 2/5/2009


02/09/09

John T. Baggett, 77, of Center passed away February 8, 2009 at nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born July 29, 1931 in Carthage to Rufus Baggett and Zelma Spratley Baggett. Mr. Baggett served in the Army and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 10th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 11th at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bob Baggett officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Spratley, Larry Spratley, Ronald Pugh, Perry Pugh, Tommy McMellon, Tony Pugh, Mickey Pugh and Max Pugh.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Anderson, Barry Irish, James Irish and George Wilkerson.

He is survived by:
Wife, Bonnie Belsha Baggett of Center

Sons:
Curtis Ray Baggett & wife Sherry of Center
Kenneth Earl Baggett of Center

Grandchildren:
Delainey Baggett, Desirae Perry, Brandon Childs and Cody Baggett.

Great Grandchildren:
Kalie, Alexis, Kelra, Skyler and Bronson

Brothers:
Arvil Baggett of El Cajon, California
Glenn Baggett of Elk Washington
Benny Baggett of Phoenix, Arizona

Sisters:
Laverne Bell of ElCajon, California
Myrle King of Tyler
Jane Rohde of Benson, Arizona

Preceded by:
Parents, Rufus Baggett and Zelma Spratley Baggett.


02/08/09

Billy Lynn Wilson, 45, of Panola County, formerly of Joaquin passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday February 12, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Olan Rivers and Bro. Paul Silvey officiating. Burial to follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Wednesday February11, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 2, 1963 in Carthage to Billy Mack and Janice (Conway) Wilson. He graduated from Joaquin High School in 1981.He loved the Lord and he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Old Center. He was a member of the Joaquin and Logansport Fire Department. He was active in the Search and Rescue in Desoto Parish and he worked for the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Department as a Narcotic Agent. He loved his dog Cuddles. He was an outdoorsman and he loved to hunt, fish, rope and golf. He was a member of the Old Spanish Trial Ride.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Reba and Tom Conway of Tenaha and Lillian “Dutch” and Gene Wilson of Joaquin and 
Uncle, James Conway.

He is survived by:
2 Sons:
Trey Wilson of Branson, Missouri
Ty Wilson of Logansport
Parents:
Billy Mack & Janice Wilson of Converse, La. formerly of Joaquin
Brother:
Rusty Wilson & wife, Marleena of Joaquin
Uncles and Aunts:
Edgar & Rachel Wilson of Grand Cane, LA
Mary & Bob Kyle of Tenaha
Adell & Jackie Eaves of Tenaha 
Nellie Smith of Longview
Numerous Other Relatives and Friends
Pallbearers:
Doug Shook, Ricky Wiggins, Roy Cheatwood, Mac McPhearson, 
Kenneth Conway, George Jacobs, Chris Adams and Johnny Paxton
Honorary Pallbearers:
Morris Wayne Brown, Rodney Arbuckle, Glen McGee 
and Josh McPhearson
You may sign the online register at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Mike Rodgers, 58, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009 at his residence. He was born September 22, 1950 in the Pine Ridge Community of Shelby County to Jesse James Rodgers and Modra Lucas Rodgers. Mike was the pastor of Willow Grove Community Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Monday, February 9, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sis. Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at the Expecting to Fly Cemetery in Joaquin.

Survivors include:

Wife, Melba Rodgers of Joaquin

Sons:
Doug Rodgers of Bossier City, Louisiana
David Rodgers and wife Leslie of Monroe, Louisiana
Todd Clark and wife Darlene of Center

Daughter, Heather Moody and husband Donnie of Center

Grandchildren:
Jacob Rodgers, Taylor Clark, Dylan Rodgers, Lexi Moody, Trace Clark, Christian Rodgers, Ryker Rodgers, Tucker Clark and Ashlyn Rodgers

Brothers:
Travis Rodgers and wife Joan of Joaquin
Billy Rodgers and wife Helen of Center

Sister, Betty Evans and husband John of Shreveport, Louisiana

Numerous other relatives
A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jesse James Rodgers and Modra Lucas Rodgers
Grandson, Jesse Don Moody

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


02/06/09

Mr. Earl Hardy, age 81 of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.

Mr. Hardy was born Dec. 22, 1927, as a son of Edna Cox Hardy and Curtis Johnson Hardy and was a longtime area resident. He was a retired pipeliner, having worked with Local #450, and U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of San Augustine Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Eveline Hardy of San Augustine; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Mary Kay Hardy of San Augustine; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris Loggins of San Augustine, Elaine Patterson of Center, Texas, Opal and Truman Hyden of Center, Texas, Josephine "Jo" and Johnny Trahan of Lafayette, Louisiana, Diane and Clivey Sullivan of Center, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marlin and Lanell Hardy of Center, Jimmy and Peggy Hardy of San Augustine, Marvin and Mary Hardy of henderson, Texas, and Paul "Coonie" and Linda Hardy of Bunkie, Louisiana; grandsons, Landon Hardy of San Augustine and Dustin Hardy of Garland, Texas; and a great-granddaughter, Kyla Presley Hardy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Edna Hardy; a son, Gary Hardy; and a sister, Bobbie Jean Engelman.

Funeral services have been set for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the First Baptist Church of San Augustine with Bro. C.G. "Chet" Hensley and Bro. Hiram Helton officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine.

Pallbearers: Landon Hardy, Dustin Hardy, Marlin Hardy, Jimmy Hardy, Marvin Hardy, and Paul "Coonie" Hardy.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Melvin Clinton Sears, Jr., 82, of Dayton died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at the Hearn Health Care Center in Bryan.

Memorial Service for Mr. Sears will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Dayton, Texas.

He is survived by his daughters: Vickey Dudley and husband Steve of Center, Linda Remedies and husband Robert of Pasadena; his sons: Ronnie W. Sears of Houston and John L. Sears of Tenaha; his 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.


Miriam Ann Capps was born at home in the Pleasant Hill Community June 25, 1933. She passed from this life to her eternal home on February 4, 2009. She was a lifelong, faithful member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Capps was a former member of the Henderson Art League winning several awards for her landscape paintings. She also loved to sing and began her music career in the church choir. Later, she was offered a contract with Capitol Records, which she turned down due to family devotion. During this time, she released several records that were well received. Throughout her life, she touched many people through music whether in the church choir or performing in benefits for various causes. Although she loved performing, the greatest loves of her life were her Heavenly Father and her family. She taught by example illustrating the importance of having faith in God and nurturing a loving family.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Overton, Texas with Reverend Dean Grigsby officiating assisted by Reverend Pete Thompson. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Henderson. Visitation will be held Friday, February 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rader Funeral Home in Henderson, Texas. Pallbearers include Tim Capps, Mike Lunsford, Gary Redding, Newborn Redding, Jr., Gay Taylor, and Douglas York,

She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Douglas and Florine McClelland Richardson. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 58 years, Earl Capps; her son Billy Capps and wife Sharon of Henderson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patti and Mike Bryan of Henderson, and Jeri and Jon Marc Coke of Bullard; three grandchildren, Seth Capps and wife Joanne of Carthage, Grey Bryan of Henderson, and Kellen Coke of Bullard;sister, Betty McCoy of Beaumont; step-grandchildren, Bret Mitchell of Fairfield and Joshua Smithers of Fair Play; half-sister, Connie Sue Richardson.

Local survivors include: sister-in-law, Pat Lunsford; nephew, Mike Lunsford and wife Debby; niece, Lisa Hughes and husband Randy; great nephew, Danny Bailey all of Center.


02/04/09

Joy Truitt, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, February 04, 2009.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 6, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating. Burial will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Thursday February 5, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 16, 1923 to Carl Henry and Mimma (Pence) Baker. Mrs. Truitt was employed as the head bookkeeper of Gateway Lincoln Mercury in Orange for many years. She was a housewife and loving mother. After retirement she and her husband, A.J. relocated to his homeplace of Joaquin, there they enjoyed many years of travel, site seeing, fishing and many church and community activities. She was a member of Eastern Star and a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin. She was a devoted Dallas Cowboy Fan for many many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Carl and Mimma Baker, Husband, Alfred Joshua “A.J.” Truitt, Jr., Daughter, Sharon Weeks and 2 Sisters, Rayoma Presley and Leona Gramer.

Pallbearers: Dan Weeks, Mark Weeks, Allen Truitt, Andy Truitt, Josh Weeks and John Stott

She is survived by:
Son:
Don Truitt and wife Gwen of Logansport, LA 
6 Grandchildren:
Dan Weeks of Mauriceville
Mark Weeks and wife Janet of Mauriceville
Allen Truitt of Center
Andy Truitt of Dallas
Shannon Weeks Stott and husband John of Orange 
Kelly Truitt Boyett and Buddy of Logansport, LA
8 Great Grandchildren:
Jessica, Joshua, Jade and Jewell Weeks
Justin and Julian Whitton
Lexie and Lanie Truitt
2 Great Great Grandchildren:
A.J. and Gracie Hayes
2 Brothers:
Paul Baker and Bruce Baker of Ft. Worth
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


02/02/09

Felton Wilkins, 89, lifelong resident of Center, passed away Monday February 2, 2009.
Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday February 3, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Michael Hale and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Military Rights under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Monday February 2, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born on June 3, 1919 in Center to George Hardy and Eula Francis (Sanford) Wilkins. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He owned and operated Wilkins Cleaners in Center for many years also he was a member of the Center Noon Lions Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church were he served as a deacon for 50 years. 

He is preceded in death by his Parents, George and Eula Wilkins, 2 Sisters, Grace Morgan and Miram Eubanks and Brother, Weldon Wilkins.

He is survived by:
Wife of 63 years, Johnnie Wilkins of Center
3 Sons and Daughters-in-law:
Ronnie & Serica Wilkins of Center
Dan & Noel Wilkins of Center
Bob & Denise Wilkins of Center
Grandchildren:
Chris and Julie Wilkins of Center
Farrah Wilkins of Austin
Hannah, Teal and Raleigh Wilkins of Center
Karen & Jim Nix of Nacogdoches 
Amanda Wilkins of San Marcus
Chontae Bardwell of Austin
Will Bardwell of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Harrison Massey of Austin
David Hawthorn of San Marcus
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law:
Doyle and Sue Carter of Shelbyville

Pallbearers: 
Clint Porterfield, Rayford Copelin, Jason Locke, James Greer, Joe Anderson and Delbert Beckhem

In lieu of flower, donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Center or Grace Manor
You may sign the online register at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


 

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1/30/09

Julia Elizabeth Woods “Betty” Pigg, 82, passed away January 30, 2009 in McKinney. She was born March 8, 1926 in Corsicana, Texas to LeGrand and Julia Woods.

Her early years were spent in San Angelo and Corpus Christi, Texas, where her lifelong love affair with the beach took root. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio and then went on to attend Ward Belmont Girls School in Nashville, Tennessee. Betty then attended the University of Texas and pledged Zeta Tau Alpha and also served on the Panhellenic Board. There she also met a handsome young man named Franklin Pigg. She worked as a stewardess for American Airlines and shortly thereafter married Franklin and moved to Center as a new bride. She LOVED Center, Texas, and her precious friends; she would forever call Center “home”.

She got her B.S. and Masters Degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin University. Betty was an active member of the First Methodist Church, the Reading Club, Garden Club, Beta Sigma Phi and was instrumental in the building of the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, where she helped start story hour. She impacted many young lives in her years of service teaching in the Center Public Schools, Sunday School classes at the First United Methodist Church, and also as a Lay Speaker for the Methodist Church. Betty was a Godly woman, who lived out her Christian faith daily, and left a lasting legacy of love, kindness, and grace that will be felt for many generations to come.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 1st at Watson & Sons Funeral in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, February 2nd at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev, Greg Megill and Rev. Carol Clifford Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by three children: 
John and Donna Pigg of Austin
Bobby and Mary Pigg of Center
Susan and Pat Searight of Melissa

One Brother, Lee and Marilyn Woods of Lawton, Oklahoma

Seven Grandchildren:
Ashley Pigg
Blair Pigg
Leah Pigg
Analeise Pigg
Neil Pigg 
Whitney and Rusty Cox
Kyle Searight

Great Grandchildren:
Paxton Durant Cox
Mackey Elizabeth Cox

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Franklin Durant Pigg

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First Methodist Church or Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library.


01/29/09

Jackie Lynn Lovejoy, 54, of Rio Vista, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Mrs. Lovejoy was born October 6, 1954 in Shelby County to Mahon Graves, Jr. and John Ruth Meyers Graves. She loved sewing, baking, camping, and riding motorcycles.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 30th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 31st at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Roye officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Windham, Terry Windham, Michael Strong, Brandon Neal, Tommy Spector, John Smith and William Weeks.

Survivors include:

Husband, Mike Lovejoy of Rio Vista

Sons:
Roy Spinks & Wife Cari of Hewitt
John Spinks & wife Teresa of Riesel

A very special niece (like a daughter), Crystal Koltonski & husband Matt of Center

Step Son, Michael Lovejoy of Huntsville

Step Daughters:
Lisa Cherry & husband Josh of Jefferson
Krystal Lovejoy of Marshall

Granddaughter, Molly Spinks of Riesel

Step Granddaughters:
Brittany Lovejoy of Hunting
Emmalee Ann Cherry of Jefferson

Step Grandson, Tyler MacDuff of Jefferson

Sister, Brenda Whittlesley & husband Mike of Center

Brothers:
Bob Graves & wife Teresa of Joaquin
Joe Graves of Tenaha

Mother-in-Law, Minnie Lovejoy

Brothers-in-Law, 
Alan Lovejoy & wife Sue of Austin
Paul Lovejoy of Center

Sister-in-Law, Sherry Hutto of Beckville

Nephew, Tony Hutto of Beckville

Nieces, Tanneja Hutto & Michele Hutto of Beckville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Mahon Graves, Jr. and John Ruth Meyers Graves
Brother, Larry Eugene Hutto
Father-in-Law, Maurice Lovejoy

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Her memorial video can be viewed at http://videos.lifetributes.com/51406


Mr. W.E. “Ed” Dykes, 88, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Mr. Dykes was born October 18, 1920 in Houston County and had been living the past 3 years in Center, previously living in Crockett. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines having served during World War II. Mr. Dykes was a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 A.F. & A.M. He was retired having worked as a Professional Engineer and was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 31, 2009 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jerry House officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Survivors include:

Children:
Tess Sutton of Tacoma, Washington
Leslie Ann Bradley & husband Jim of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Wes Bradley & wife Victoria of Azore Islands
Ron Bradley of Tenaha
Katie Bradley of Tenaha

Great Grandson:
Jonathan Bradley of Azore Islands

Brother, George Dale Dykes, Jr. & wife Betsey of Austin

Nephews & Nieces:
Mike Snow & wife Clara of Houston
Becky of San Antonio
William Dale Dykes & wife Lesa of Grapeland
Connie Pace & husband Rusty of San Antonio
George Taylor & wife Candy of San Antonio
Terry Robinsons of Elgin
Patricia Robinson of Jarrell
Judy Tschoerner of Jarrell

Numerous great nieces, great nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Faye Ellen Dykes
Parents, George Dale Dykes, Sr. & Rossie (Butler) Dykes

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha, PO Box 258, Tenaha, TX 75974.

Callaway-Allee Funeral Home, Crockett, Texas.


Mary Elizabeth Haley age 89 of Center, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be 10 am Saturday, January 31, 2009 at First Baptist Church Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 to 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 21, 1919 to parents Thomas Lawrence & Amee (Allen) Miller. She was a member of First Baptist Church and she was a member of the local Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband; E.W. “Pete” Haley and Son; Gene Haley, Jr.

She is survived by:
Son, James W. “Bill” Haley & wife, Mary of Buda, TX
Son, Tommy Haley & Michelle of Henderson, TX
2 Granddaughters: 
Sharon Peace & husband, Roy of Center, TX
Julie Harbison & husband, Heath of Center, TX
5 Grandsons:
Michael Haley of Broaddus, TX
Eugene Haley & wife, Paula of Center, TX
David Haley & wife, Shelli of Center, TX
Jeff Haley & wife, Michelle of Austin, TX
Robert Haley & wife, Lisa of Austin, TX

Daughter-in-law: Peggy Haley of Center

11 Great Grandchildren:
Tanner & Suzanne Peace
Lucas & Justin Harbison
William & Jonathan Haley
Andrew & Ava Haley
Gema & Noah Haley
Sydnee Haley

Pallbearers: Michael Haley, Eugene Haley, David Haley, Jeff Haley, Robert Haley, Tanner Peace, 
Lucas Harbison & Justin Harbison
You may sign the online guestbook at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


01/27/09

Margaret Nell “Margie” (Mitchamore) Chessher, 79, entered Heaven at 6:20 am Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at her home in Timpson, Texas. She was born November 14, 1929.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 28 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 29 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Chandler Pettis and Bro. Donnie Casper officiating. Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery in Timpson.

She is the wife of Pastor and long-time Shelby County businessman Earl C. Chessher, Sr. Margie and Earl were married 62 years, having celebrated their anniversary December 25, 2008.

She was a full-time wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to being a homemaker she had worked for Shelby County General Hospital, Tyson, and was a top Avon representative for more than 20 years having received numerous awards for outstanding sales.

Margie was in the company of her husband and children, and many family members and friends in her final hours. She was assured of their love for her, and assured they of hers. It was a time of great importance to her family, and to the woman who often said, “all I ever wanted was to love and be loved.” She did, and was.

Margie excelled at many things but especially in working kitchen magic and in keeping alive the memories of her many hospital patients in her garden of love. Many a pastor and visiting evangelist, during Margie’s church life, has announced from the pulpit experiencing “heavenly delight” while eating her cherry pie. Her garden’s humble beginnings were from plants, sprouts, cuttings and seedlings given in appreciation by hospital patients and family, that grew to “more than 534 plants” she said. Margie’s garden eventually required four major greenhouse expansions, and each plant had its story. Margie would unfailingly share them with anyone who would listen.

As a pastor’s wife at The Called Out Church, Center, Texas, Margie served as attendance secretary, and often assisted Pastor Chessher in his regular services and special ministries. Margie was as fully dedicated to her Lord’s service as she was to family.

Margie, longtime Alzheimer’s victim, was often known to be outspoken of rules, scriptures and opinions. Before declining health prevented her regular attendance, she would share many relevant and unencumbered, often unexpected, expressions of her insights to the congregation.

Margie is survived by husband, Pastor Earl C. Chessher, Sr. of Timpson. Also five children: Earl C. Chessher, Jr. of Huntington Beach, California, Clarence Thomas Chessher of Timpson, Philda Nell Adams and husband Steve of Timpson, Jacquelyn Ellen Fountain and husband Donny of Center and Cecil Duane Chessher and wife Gina of Tenaha; 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by four sisters: Deloris Gilbert and husband Ken of Arkansas, Doris Hambrick and husband Robert, Nancy Brown, Dixie Jacob and husband James, and one brother, David Mitchamore and wife Bea, all of Texas. Also, a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, church family and friends.

Margie has always loved, and she will always be loved.

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Scott, age 59 of the Deadwood Community of Panola County, Texas, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Carthage with Rev. Paul Thomasson and Tonia Crittendon officiating. Interment will follow in Deadwood Cemetery under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Scott passed away on Monday afternoon, January 26, 2009 at her home in Deadwood.

Linda Joy Smith Scott was born on July 9, 1949 in Shelby County, Texas to Homer Edward and Velma Odell Luman Smith. She graduated from Center High School with the class of 1967. Linda graduated from Panola College and then went to Stephen F. Austin State University, where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Education on December 18, 1971. On that same day, she married Mervin Scott at the Wesley Foundation in Nacogdoches. Linda moved from Center in 1980 and began teaching at Baker-Koonce School in Carthage in 1982, retiring in 2006 after 24 years. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed framing. Linda also enjoyed reading, traveling, photography, and playing the organ. She was a special preacher’s wife and was a mother and grandmother figure to many. Linda was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Douglas Wayne Smith; one sister, Kathy Ann Smith; and two brothers-in-law, Rev. Don Scott and Arthur Williams.

Linda is survived by her mother, Velma Luman Smith of Center; her husband of 37 years, Mervin Scott of Deadwood; a God son, David Stanley and wife Candie Lynn of Carthage; one brother, Gene Edward Smith and wife Mila of Center; two sisters, Betty Sue McSwain and husband Gene of Deadwood and Jeanene Porter and husband Danny of Deadwood; two brothers-in-law, Orville Scott and wife Emma Jean of Grand Saline and Lane Scott and wife Ann of Los Angeles; four sisters-in-law, Joyce Scott of Dripping Springs, Shirley Williams of Longview, Wanda Gray and husband Charles of Longview, and Mary Powell and husband Earle C. of Carthage; and foster grandchildren, Katherine Stanley of Diana, Johnathan and Melissa Stanley of Carthage. Numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, many friends, and her church family at Deadwood and Galloway United Methodist Churches also survive Linda. 
Serving as pallbearers are Stevie Scott, Mark Scott, David Stanley, Reese Smith, James Scott, and John Scott.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Deadwood U.M.C. Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Reba Coxen, 1678 F.M. 31 South, Carthage, TX 75633, Elim Orphanage, Children’s Hospital, (AMCER) All Nations Children’s Emergency Relief, P.O. Box 484, Leola, PA, 17540, or the Carthage Education Foundation, #1 Bulldog Dr., Carthage, TX 75633.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com


Warren Dale Billingsley, age 45, of League City, Texas, Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 31, 2009, in the First Christian Church, Timpson, with Rev. Daniel Anderson officiating.

Mr. Billingsley passed away in San Antonio, Texas, January 20, 2009.

Born in Ft. Worth, Texas on June 30, 1963, Warren was the son of David Billingsley and June (Henry) Billingsley Richmond. he was a logistics technician for a life sciences contractor.

Warren is survived by father David Billingsley and wife Helen of Timpson; mother June Richmond and husband Al of Denison, Texas, son Warren Dale Billingsley Jr. of Spring, Texas, step-son Jay French of Rosenberg, Texas, brothers, Larry Billingsley of Corpus christi and Evan Billingsley of League City, Texas, step brother Rodney Ferguson of St. Thomas, USVI, and step sistre Suzanne Layman of Austin, aunt Linda Amos and husband Paul of Tomball and several nephews and cousins.

Donations may be made to the Education Fund for Warren Billingsley Jr.(David G. Billingsley, custodian) at Austin Bank, Timpson or to the Timpson Misisterial Alliance (Food Pantry), P.O. Box 488, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


1/26/09

Glenda Jane Belrose passed over to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Dubuis Hospital in St. Mary's Hospital. She fought a long, hard battle and her victory was in death. She left behind a legacy of prayer and soul winning that will never be tarnished. She was an active member of Landmark United Pentecostal Church of Port Neches where she served in many capacities including Sunday School teacher, prayer warrior and ladies auxiliary president.

Glenda is survived by 
her husband; A.B. Belrose of Port Neches, 
daughter; Dana Lynn Belrose-Godair and husband, Joseph of Port Neches, 
son; Steven Douglas Belrose and wife, Tammi of Lufkin, 
grandson; Stephen Cameron Belrose of Lufkin,

sister; Carolyn Stenhouse and husband, Larry of Longview, 
brother; Coleman Gibson of Longview, 
sister; Betty Aaron and husband, Roy of Lufkin, 
sister; Barbara Starr and husband, Floyd of Hallsville
,

Brother-In-Law Jimmy Belrose and wife Linda, 
Brother-in-Law Robert Belrose and wife Martha, 
Sister-in-Law Bonnie Belrose all of Center 

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

She is preceded in death by her parents; Clyde Engs and Imo Jean Gibson, twin sister; Linda Jean Gibson and sister-in-law; Ursula Gibson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Landmark United Pentecostal Church in Port Neches under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home. Reverend James Lee will be officiating and interment will immediately follow the service at Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches. A visitation for family and friends will be Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church.

Glenda requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Landmark United Pentecostal Church.


1/24/09

Vivian Weaver Menefee, 100, of Center, passed away Friday, January 23, 2009 at her home. She was born May 10, 1908 in Aldridge to Matthew Weaver and Annie Short Weaver. Ms. Menefee was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center for over 70 years, where she also taught Sunday school for over 30 years. She was Preceptor Upsilon of Beta Sigma Phi for over 60 years. Ms. Menefee also served on the board of M.H.M.R.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, January25 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, January 26 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Mary Anna Menefee of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Charlyce Menefee of Tenaha
Inez Menefee Schluens of Garden Ridge

Great Nephew, Sam D. McDaniel of Austin

Great Nieces:
Pat Sanders Jones of Monroe, Louisiana
Melanie McElfatrick of Tyler

Nieces:
Sally Jo Stiernberg of Texas City
Lou Ellen Langston of Lufkin
Mollie Holland of Garden Ridge
Melissa Covington of Tenaha

Nephews:
Mitch Menefee of Tenaha
Joe Ralph Menefee of Tenaha
Leland Menefee of Mt. Pleasant

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Matt and Annie Short Weaver
Husband, Richard Menefee
Brother, Gordon Weaver
Sister, Eula McElfatrick
Nephew, Tim Menefee
Nieces, Elizabeth McDaniel Wright and Doris Harbuck

Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Center or The Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library

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


Daniel Gilbert Ellington, age 78 of the East Hamilton Community in Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 23, 2009 at Trinity Rehab in San Augustine, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Woolf officiating, burial will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 1:00 pm until 5:00 p.m at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born January 26, 1930 in Shelby County to Parents, Earl & Willie Mae (Scott) Ellington. He was of the Baptist faith. He served in the US Army.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl & Willie Mae Ellington, 1 Brother, J.E. Ellington, and Sister Edna Mae Ellington.

He is survived by:
3 Children:
Cindy Nichols of Sulphur Springs
Randy Ellington & wife, Donna of the East Hamilton Community
Lisa Williams & husband, James of Waco
7 Grandchildren
7 Great Grandchildren
4 Brothers:
E.W. Ellington & wife, Naomi of Lufkin, Texas
L.C. Ellington & wife, Lois of Lufkin, Texas
Earl Ellington, Jr. & wife, Ruby of Lufkin, Texas
Glenn Ellington & wife, Olivia of Lufkin, Texas
1 Sister: Pearly Mae Rambo & husband, Todd of Houston
1 Sister-in-law: Lena Mae Ellington of Alto
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Pallbearers: E.W. Ellington, L.C. Ellington, Earl Ellington, Glenn Ellington, Travis Risinger, James Williams and Dudley Cox

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


1/23/09

LaVerne Patterson Franks, 86, of Angleton passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 in Houston.

LaVerne was born September 7, 1922, in Shelby County near Center, Texas, to parents Floyd Patterson and Lou Vena Halliburton Patterson. She was a devoted member of the Angleton Church of Christ and was retired from the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department where she served for 17 years as the head bookkeeper for the department. She enjoyed working in her yard along with trimming trees and clearing brush at her property in Center, Texas. LaVerne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a feisty, tough and independent lady who will be missed by her family and friends.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard Lennard (H.L.) Franks; daughters, Brenda gayle Franks and Gloria Jean Franks Hensley; sister, Eleanor Patterson Rogers; bother, Hoyt Patterson; nephew, Earl Henry Crawford; and grand nephew, Dax Crawford.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Tina Hensley Dean and husband, Walter Evan, of Angleton, Doyle Wayne Hensley and wife Sharon, of Alvin and Glen Allen Hensley and wife, Barbara, of Angleton; son in law, Everett Doyle (Pete) Hensley of Angleton; great grandchildren, Jamie Renee Tidwell, Alyssa Michelle Hensley and Jacob Alllen Hensley of Angleton; sister Earlene Patterson Crawford of Center, Texas; brother in law, Henry Dorvel Franks of Jacinto City, Texas; sister in law, Juanita Franks Bush and husband, Ozroe of Center, Texas and Elaine Hardy Patterson of Jackson, Tennessee, along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 10 AM, Monday, January 26, 2009 at the Angleton Church of Christ. A graveside service and interment will be held at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas, at 10 AM, Tuesday, January 272009.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 25, 2009, from 4 to 6 PM, at Palms Funeral Home in Angleton. A second visitation will be held Monday, January 26 2009, from 6 to 8 PM at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


Cheryl Darlene Palmer, age 47, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. Her body will be donated to science and no services are planned.


1/22/09

Lois Stone, 88, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, January22, 2009 in a local nursing center. She was born July 22, 1920 in Joaquin to Nathan McGee and Leola English McGee. Ms. Stone was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin, where she had also taught Sunday School.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 24 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 25 at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Shirley Irish and husband Bill of Joaquin
Sue Pridgen and husband Richard of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Gary Irish and wife Mary of Scottsdale, Arizona
Jamie Junkin and husband Tom of Hunt
Lane Pridgen and wife Stephanie of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Samantha Junkin
Stefan Pridgen
Dustin Pridgen
Sterling Williams
Dalton Williams

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

Preceded in death by:
Husband, James Elton Stone
Three Brothers and Two Sisters

Memorials can be made to the Jackson Cemetery Fund, 6976 U.S. 84 East, Joaquin, TX 75954.

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


Elese K. “Happy” Clark, 91, of Vidor, passed away Tuesday Januray 13, 2009 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor. A native of Shelby County, Texas, she was a retired retail clerk with the White House Department Store. Elese was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church in Vidor. Cremation arrangements were entrusted with Memoiral Funeral Home of Vidor. Memorial Services were 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Januray 15, 2009 at Memorial Funeral Home. Elese was preceded by her parents Homer and Ruby Kay, Husband, Lemmie Clark, Son, Homer Frank Kaiser, and Great Granddaughter, Jessica Williams. She is survived by her Daughter, Louise Harper of Whitehouse, brother, Charles D. “Bill” Kay of Shelbyville, Texas, sisters, Elaine Glenn of Silsbee, Lois E. Fernandez of Raleigh, NC, Johnnie M. Cassell of Shelbyville, Evenlyn D. Miley of Huffman, and Bertha L. Davidson of Conroe, Five Grandchildren, Dana Durochez of Longview , Michael Harper of Troup, Wendy McGaha of Phoenix, AZ, Todd Kaiser and Chris Kaiser both of Vidor, Five Great Grandchildren and Five Great Great Grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of your choice.


Joyce Crocker Scott , age: 86 lifelong resident of Center, passed away, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating, burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 1, 1922 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Jim & Della (Ramsey) Holt. She was a member of theNewHope Methodist Church. She worked in housekeeping at Shelby General Hospital for over 20 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Jim & Della Holt, 3 Husbands; Neal Gillis, Willie D. Crocker & Tracy Scott, Son; Bob Crocker and Son-in-law; Charles Paxton.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Mary Paxton of Center
Carolyn Sue Walker & husband, Hershal of Center
Daughter-in-law:
Ann Crocker of Center
Step-Son:
Maurice Scott & wife, Daphine of Center
Grandchildren:
Shana Jones & husband, Mark of Longview
Kim Marshall & husband, Russell of Longview
Charles Patrick Paxton of Center
Kevin Walker & wife, Angela of Nacogdoches
Clint Crocker of Center
Craig Crocker of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Caitlyn & Tucker Jones, Morgan & Justin Marshall, Tristan & Dawson Paxton,
Jennifer, Hannah & Hunter Walker

Sister, Marie Tolar of Prospect
Pallbearers: Maurice Scott, Mark Jones, Kevin Walker, Pat Paxton, Clint Crocker & Craig Crocker
Honorary Pallbearers: Hershal Walker & Russell Marshall

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


1/20/09

Mrs T9C (Thornton) McWilliams, age 92, of Timpsn, Texas, funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 24, 2009, at First Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Wooodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. McWilliams passed away January 17, 2009 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Born June 30, 1916, in Timpson, T9C McWilliams was the daughter of the late Bert and Mae (Hughes) Thornton.

She and Beaurie McWilliams were married on June 30, 1932, he preceded her in death on October 10, 1986. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and Director of Baptist Women. She was also a member of Blair Garden Club and Blair Quilting Club. The life of T9C McWilliams was a testimony of her faith in God and love for her family and friends.

Survivors include grandson, Joe McWilliams, Jr. and wife Andrea of New Providence, NJ, granddaughter Jennifer Burrus and husband Andy of Eastland, Texas; daughter-in-law Verna McWilliams of Humble, Texas, 7 great grandchildren; Austin, David Shelby and Trevor Burrus and John, Hannah, and Madison McWilliams.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son Joe McWilliams, brother Zolan Thornton, and 2 sisters Cleo Locke and Jewel Thornton.

Visitation will be 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Friday, January 23, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


1/18/09

Blake Nail, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009 in a local nursing center. He was born September 18, 1919 in Center to Frank Nail and Ima Holt Nail. Mr. Nail was the owner and operator of Blake Nail Wrecker Service for many years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center with Tim Perkins officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ron Lout, Gene Bradshaw, Pat Bradshaw, Franky Adams and John Holt.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Jerri Nail Lout of Center

Grandsons:
Ron Lout and wife Martha of The Woodlands
Jonathan Lout of Center

Three Great Grandchildren; Holly, Brandon and Breia

Sister, Marie Haltom of Crosby

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Syble Bradshaw Nail

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


Willard Thompson, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009 in San Augustine. He was born March 6, 1926 in Tenaha to John R. Thompson and Dorinda Priester Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a farmer, father and grandfather.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 20 at Sholar Cemetery with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Susanna Thompson of Center

Three Grandchildren

Two Great Grandchildren

Sister: Aileen Lilly of Garrison

Also numerous nieces and nephews
And a host of friends

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


J.C. Oliver, 71, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2009. He was born March 18, 1937 in Center to Eliza Oliver and Ruby Eaves Oliver. J.C. was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, January 19 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 20 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Johnny Lewis and Rev. Ricky Vestal officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Rhodes, Brian Hooper, Jeremy Oliver, Dab Brittain, Ben Brittain, Danny Lovell, Chuck Suire, and Thomas Oliver.

Survivors include:

Children:
Barbara Diane Oliver Eaves Shurtleff & husband Jereomy of Abbeville, Louisiana
Patsy Ruth Oliver Parry & husband David of Center
James Michael Oliver & wife Sherry of Center

Grandchildren:
Heather Marie Eaves Aikins & husband Quentin
AbiGail Reené Eaves Suire husband & Chuck Anthony
Michelle LeeAnn Eaves Flourney & husband Andy
Brian Glenn Hooper & Tara Evans
April Denise Oliver
Jeremy DeWayne Oliver

Great Grandchildren:
Megan Nicole Shultice
Reagan Dakota Lee Shurtleff
Rebeka Cheynne Evans
Gabrille La’Shae Brown
Brooklynne Leigh Aikins
Chase Hayzen Lee Eaves
Kiyia Marie Elizabeth Suire
Brian Glenn Hooper, Jr.

Sisters:
Carolyn Elliott & husband Wayne of Shelbyville
Mary Kennon of Center

Special Nephew, Kenny Rowles

Also numerous other nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Verna Marie Ross Oliver
Parents, Eliza & Ruby Eaves Oliver
Brother, Larry Howard Oliver
Son-in-Law, Reagan Lee Eaves
Great Granddaughter, Monica Rochelle Shultice
Brother-in-Law, Jerry Kennon

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


Mrs. Elora “Loe” Murphree Gafford, age 78, of Center, passed Sunday, January 18, 2009 in Lufkin.

Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Center & Dr. Anthony Holder, pastor of the New Life Church of the Rock in Lufkin officiating.

Visitation is Monday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 27, 1930 in Huxley to Parents, Wesley & Rena (Fleming) Oswalt. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center and she worked as a sales clerk at the Medicine Shoppe in Center for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Wesley & Rena Oswalt, Husband, J.D. Murphree, Husband, Bert Gafford, Son, Wesley Edward “Eddie” Murphree, Sister, Mittie O’Rear, Sister, Rachel Wimberly and Brother, Harold Oswalt.

Her survivors include:
Son and Daughter-in-law:
Joel and Dorothy Murphree of Shelbyville
Daughter and Son-in-law:
Linda and J.T. Adams of Lufkin
Grandchildren:
Shelly Grissom of Shelbyville
Lori Droll & husband, John of Lufkin
Nathan Adams of Lufkin
Justin Murphree and wife Sally of Center
Ashley Murphree of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Nicole Grissom of Shelbyville
Alisa Adams of Houston
Wesley Murphree of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends


1/16/09

Porter Lunsford, age 72 of Center, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 in Tyler.

Services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Boster officiating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 16, 1936 to parents, Grady & Jewel (Barrett) Lunsford. He was of the Baptist faith and he was an insurance agent for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Grady Lunsford.

He is survived by:
Wife, Pat Lunsford of Center
Daughter & Son-in-law: Lisa & Randy Hughes of Center
Son & Daughter-in-law: Mike & Debby Lunsford of Center
2 Grandsons: 
Danny Bailey, Jr. of Center
Luke Lunsford of Oklahoma
Mother, Jewel Reid of Longview
Step Grandchildren:
Kelly & Steven Berry of Shelbyville
Wendy & Lucas Robbins of Center
2 Sisters:
Jewelene Hendrix & husband, Billy of Heath, Texas
Judy Fitzgerald of Longview
2 Nephews
Pallbearers: J.R. Redding, Billy Capps, Tim Capps, Seth Capps, Graysen Bryan & Danny Bailey, Jr.


1/14/09

Jennie Marie Reynolds Windham, 77, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born April 3, 1931 in Center to Bill Reynolds and Minnie Currie Reynolds. Mrs. Windham was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 15 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, January 16 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Lawson, William Lawson, David Windham, Jimmy Wagstaff, Josh Wendeburg and John McMahan

Survivors include:

Husband, Willie Windham of Center

Daughter, Kay Lawson & husband Gary of Center

Sons:
Donald Everett Windham & wife Sherree of Dayton
Randy Windham of Center

Grandchildren:
Stefanie Wagstaff, Jeffrey Lawson, William Lawson, Stacey McMahan, Jennifer Wendeburg, , David Windham and Katie Watson

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Brother, Otis Reynolds & wife Barbara of Woodville

Sister, Jane Bishop of Madisonville

Also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bill Reynolds and Minnie Currie Reynolds
Son, Michael Roy Windham
Brother, Billy Reynolds
Brother-in-Law, Walter Bishop

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


Lola Bell Wallace (1919 - 2009)
Born Lola Bell Williams, September 14, 1919 to Mose and Gracie Bennett Williams in Shelbyville, Texas; she parted this earthly life January 10, 2009 holding the hand of her loving daughter Mary Ann with her other daughters and grandchildren nearby.

Lola joined church and attended Gates Chapel Church in Shelbyville at an early age. She later moved her membership to Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center, Texas before moving to Longview and joining Parkview Baptist Church. She remained a faithful member and received monthly communion from the Parkview Baptist Church outreach ministries.

Featured in “Texas Monthly” magazine and the Longview News Journal in July 1979 as one of the top ten Soul Food Restaurants, Lola was known and loved by all for her outstanding cooking. Known later in life as “Granny” and “Mish Lola Wallace”; her life’s love was her family, both immediate and extended. She loved cooking and visiting with them. Her most noted response was “I love you more.”

Her parents, one son, Jerry McClelland, one daughter, Leatrice June McClelland-Daniels, four sisters, Martha Ann, Cassie, Luvenia and Nola, four brothers, Jasper, Mose Jr., L. T. and Jessie and one son-in- law, Ulysses M. Daniels all preceded her in death.

Lola/Granny/ “Mish Lola Wallace” remains in the hearts of three daughters, Lola Moore and Mary Ann Thompson both of Longview; and Earlene W. Simmons of DeSoto, TX; three sons-in-law, Bob Moore, Jr, Ronald Glenn Thompson and Stephen Simmons; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Byndom of Shelbyville, TX; one brother, Mr. Money Williams of Longview; two special friends, Iola Beasley and Mary Louise Jones; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives, extended family and friends.

Order of Service
Processional
Clergy and Family
Song
Deon Robinson
Scripture Readings
Rev. J. A. Gholston
Old Testament — Psalm 23
New Testament — Luke 7:50
Prayer
Rev. J. A. Gholston
Resolution
Parkview Baptist Church
Acknowledgement
Jackie Burnett
Song
Deon Robinson
Eulogy
Rev. J. C. Watkins
Presentation
Victory Funeral Services Staff
Recessional

Active Pallbearers: Broderick Wayne, Jody White, Richard McClelland, Don White, Ricky Wlaker and Keith Byndom
Honorary Pallbearers: Money Williams, Jia N. Thompson, Jerry A. Gholston, Marcus Daniels, Toby M. Thompson and Dane P. Lilly

Our Beloved
Mrs. Lola Williams Wallace
Sunrise: September 14, 1919
Sunset: January 10, 2009

Services:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
11:00 AM.
Parkview Baptist Church
2014 S. Green Street
Longview, TX 75602
Reverend J. C. Watkins, Pastor


1/13/09

Sybil Cravey, 86, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Green Acres Nursing Center. She was born January 16, 1922 in Center to George Burkhalter and Callie Mayes Burkhalter. Ms. Cravey was a member of First Baptist Church in Center. She was a mother, homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 18 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Survivors include:

Husband, Audie Cravey of Center

Son, Bill Cravey & wife Gwen of Center

Daughter, Linda White & husband John of Center

Grandson, Nathan Cravey & wife Allison of Ft. Worth

Granddaughter, Johanna Vickers & husband Vance of Corrigan

Great Grandchildren, Logan, Laney & Lawson Vickers of Corrigan

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

Preceded in death by:
Five Sisters
One Brother

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


Melvin Walfred Johnson, 84, of Duluth died Sunday, January 11, 2009 in Evergreen Terrace Health Care Facility in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He was born in Duluth to Victor and Edith (Eckstrom) Johnson.

Melving was a WWII veteran serving with the US Navy. He married Betty Brisk in 1947 and worked for Century Motor Freight for 38 years. Melvin was a member of the Teamsters, Herbert Kennedy VFW Post # 3979 of Cloquet and was a founding member of the Arrowhead Saddle Club Association. Survivors include a son Rodney (Melissa) Johnson of Grand Rapids, MN; a daughter, Linda (Alvin) Lout of Center, Texas; a brother, Oscar (Betty) Johnson of Pike Lake; a sister, Anna (Jerry) Roettger of Duluth, grandchildren, Ryan (Tara) Johnson of Talmoon, MN, Bryan (LaLnea) Johnson of Bovey, MN, Darrin (Annie) Lout and Tanya Lout of Center, Texas and 10 great grandchildren.

Visitation: 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 Mass of Christian Burial in St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 5779 Seville Road, Pike Lake. Burial will take place at a later date. If so desired, memorials are preferred to St. Mary's Hospice. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 727-3555.


1/12/09

Calvin “Bud” Waller, 53, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born February 22, 1955 in Center to Granvil Columbus Waller and Luna Elizabeth Parker Waller. Bud was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, January 13 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 14 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Marion Huckabyand Bro. R.L. Coudrain officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Amburn, Stephen Fountain, Toby Roberson, Jamie Waller, Timothy Waller, Billy Waller and Chris Waller.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Amy Waller of Center

Granddaughter, Emily Pleasant of Center

Grandson, Dustin Pleasant of Center

Sisters:
Carolyn Denby of DeRidder, Louisiana
Jeanie Amburn of Center
Susan Fountain & husband Larry of Center

Brothers:
Jesse Waller of Center
Jerry Waller of Center
Alton Waller & wife Glenda of Center
Aaron Waller of Center

Sister-in-Law, Deborah Waller of Center

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Granvil Columbus Waller & Leann Elizabeth Parker Waller
Brothers, Harvey, Earl and Billy Ray Waller

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


1/10/09

Mamie “Maw” Elizabeth (Coyle) Foley passed from this life at the age of 91, Saturday January 10, 2009 to meet her Heavenly Father. 
Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Carey Ponder officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 
She was born October 27, 1917 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Daniel and Enda (Blount) Coyle. She was married August 22, 1936 to Alton Foley, they were long time residents of the Midyett Springs Community in Panola County. Mr. Foley passed away in 1982. She was a homemaker, seamstress, quilter, gardener, and enjoyed cooking and canning. “Maw”, as she was known to everyone, always had time to play games with the children who came to see her, and she always had a dessert to serve. Even in her last months in the nursing home, her sassy personality was evident. She was a member of Midyett Baptist Church for over 50 years. 
She had many loving caregivers in the recent years, especially Erika, Merlene, Vickie, Demedric, and the staff at Autumn Leaves Nursing Facility and the Odyssey Hospice of Tyler staff.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daniel and Enda Coyle and Husband, Alton Foley, Son Danny Foley, 3 Brothers, Tom McGee, Van Coyle and Roland Coyle, 5 Sisters, Minnie Thrasher, Leona Hughes, Beatrice Long, Viola Sholar and 
Willie Crawford.
She is survived by:
Sister, Flora Rudd of Joaquin
Daughter, Cathy Gossett of Henderson
Daughter-in-law, Wynette Foley of Carthage
Sister-in-law, Ginger Coyle of Beaumont
Grandchildren:
Roger Greer, Jr. and wife Amy
Jay Greer and wife Rebecca
Kip Foley and wife Stephanie 
Kie Foley and wife Marian
Teresa Cannon and husband Matt 
Tammy Payne and husband Kyle
Sarah Mays and Dwight
14 Great Grandchildren
Many Much-loved Nieces and Nephews
Next Door Neighbor and “Giddy-up go” buddy, Oleta McMillan
A Host of Friends
Pallbearers: Roger Greer, Jr., Jay Greer, Kip Foley, Kie Foley, Gage Greer and Caleb Greer
You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Joann Hyatt, 68, of Huxley, passed away Friday, January 9, 2009 at her residence. She was born November 9, 1940 in Edinburg, Mississippi to Johnny Jackson and Lois Tucker Jackson. Mrs. Hyatt was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was also a member of North Desoto Church of God and a former member of the Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, January 12 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 13 at Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley with Bro. David Radford and Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Survivors include:

Husband, Thomas “Tommy” Hyatt of Huxley

Daughters;
Marla Morgan and husband Joe of Nashville, Tennessee
Jo Stone of Center

Sons;
Tommy Hyatt and wife Candy of Coventry, Connecticut
David Hyatt and wife Pam of De Berry
Rodney Hyatt and wife Tammie of Galena, Missouri

Fourteen Grandchildren Ten Great Grandchildren

Stepmother, Laverne Jackson of Shreveport, Louisiana

Half Sister, Linda of Shreveport, Louisiana

Preceded in death by parents, Johnny and Lois Jackson

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


1/9/09

Dorothy A. Johnson, 72, of Joaquin passed away Friday, January 9, 2009 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Ms. Johnson was born October 23, 1936 in Cloutierville, Louisiana to Joe Basco and Phyllis Cannon Basco. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Ms. Johnson was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, January 12, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers for Ms. Johnson will be Lloyd Johnson, Billy Johnson, Branden Curry, Bruce Cox, Donny Gay and Jeremiah Sprotsy. Honorary pallbearers will be Estevan Garcia and Brian Garcia.

Survivors include:

Children;
Anya Johnson of Joaquin
Kenneth Johnson and wife Audrey of Bloomfield, New Mexico
Denise Johnson of Joaquin
Phyllis Curry and husband Branden of Joaquin
Mona Cox and husband Bruce of Keithville, Louisiana
Amanda Johnson of Logansport, Louisiana
David Johnson of Dallas
Betty West of Sylacauga, Alabama

Fourteen Grandchildren Thirteen Great Grandchildren
Brothers and Sisters;
Jean Rachal and husband Clyde of Natchitoches, Louisiana
Faye Ostrander and husband Clarence of Shreveport, Louisiana
Jerry Basco and wife Brenda of Farmington, New Mexico
Sandra Williams of Grand Cane, Louisiana
Michael Basco of Farmington, New Mexico
Kenneth Lavesphere of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Brother-in-law, Howard Lewis of Arcadia, Louisiana

Sister-in-law, Velma McGrew of Quitman, Mississippi

Loving Aunts; Madonna Rachal and Margie Fitzgerald

Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded in death by
Husband, Lloyd Johnson
Parents, Joe and Phyllis Basco
Grandson, Jerry White 
Loving "Mom" and aunt, Dell Cannon

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

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


1/8/09

Roxie Curtis, 60, of Center passed away Thursday, January 8th at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born June 24, 1948 in Joaquin to Ed & Ina Cheshire.

Visitation will be held from 11 am to 1 pm, Friday, January 9, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, January 9 at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Tenia Stanford of Center

Sons: 
Jimmy Smith of Center
Edward Moorman & wife Rachael of Center

Sister, Jaunita Phillips of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Haley Stanford, Cody Stanford, Jake Smith, Keyton Smith, Jerrett Smith, Justin Lovett, Tracy Lovett, Megan Lovett, all of Center.

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


Daniel Guinn, 72, of Huxley, passed away Thursday January 8, 2009.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

He was born April 15, 1936 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Odis and Susie (Janes) Guinn. He served in the United States Air Force. He was a Professor at the Community College of Southern Nevada.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Odis and Susie Guinn, 3 Brothers, Lawrence Guinn, Earl Guinn, and Harvey Guinn and Sister, Christine Guinn.

She is survived by:
Wife:
Redia Guinn of Huxley
Son:
Garrion Manriquez of Las Vegas
4 Daughters:
Kimberly Link of Billings, Montana
Gilberta Piovesan of Columbia, SC
Wilma Harris of Columbia, SC
Christina Allen & husband Ronnie of Las Vegas
7 Grandchildren
Crystal, Michelle, Danielle, Billy Joe, Joshua, Daniel, and Christopher
7 Great Grandchildren
1 Brother and Sister-in-law:
Otis and Rosmarie Guinn of Huxley
Sister:
Peggy Bowen of Tustin, CA

Service are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


1/5/09

Susan Lee Emanis, 54, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009. She was born May 17, 1954 to William McCary and Margarette Tiner McCary.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Thursday, January 8 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 8 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Carroll officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Jolene Pearce of Center
Candy Myers & husband Chuck of Mobile, Alabama
Amanda Emanis Battles & husband Sean of Martinsville

Grandchildren:
Brittney Smith & Josh Fuller, Gavin Kyle Myers, Austin Lane Pearce, Sydney Leigh Myers

Great Grandchildren
Mason William Fuller

Mother-in-Law, Lurline Emanis of Center

Brother, Lewis Williams & wife Irene of Sebring, Florida

Special Friends, Mona Bowlin, Shirley Gilliland & Tina Williams

Preceded in death by:
Parents, William McCary & Margarette Tiner McCary
Husband, Gary Bruce Emanis
Granddaughter, Destiny Paige Holloway

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


1/4/09

Gene Scruggs, 72, of Whitesboro, passed away January 4, 2009 at Medical Center in McKinney, Texas.

Memorial Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday January 10, 2009 at Union Church of Christ Church on Union St. in Whitesboro, TX.

He was born April 25, 1936 in Shelby County to Jesse Ernest and Tassie Dell (Stephens) Scruggs.

He is preceded in death by Parents, Jesse and Tassie Dell Scruggs, Sister, Ernestine Colvins and Brother, Hamp Stephens Scruggs.

He is survived by:
3 Sisters:
Linda Bowles of Melissa, TX
Betty Foster of Melissa, TX
Patricia Cameron and husband Pat of Melissa, TX

Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Thomas M. Radcliff, 77, of Center, passed away January 4, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Radcliff wishes were to be cremated.

Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday January 7, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. John Bender officiating.

He was born January 31, 1931 to Joseph and Louise (Lindley) Radcliff.

He is survived:
Wife: 
Flossie Radcliff of Center
3 Sons:
Thomas C. Radcliff and wife Beth of Logansport
Michael W. Radcliff of Memphis, TN
Don Radcliff of San Antonio
4 Grandchildren:
Shelby Radcliff, Kelly Radcliff, 
Stephen Eubanks and LeeAnn Eubanks
2 Sisters:
Pauline Von Seutter of Magee, Mississippi
Jessie Whitfield of Slidell, LA
Half Brother:
Sammy and Patricia Burns of Monroe, LA

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


1/3/09

Russell Burson, age 49, of Huxley passed away Saturday, January 03, 2009 at his home. He was born November 11, 1959 in Oak Harbor, Washington to Jack David burson adn Annabell Russell Burson. Mr. Burson graduated from Sam Houston High School in Moss Bluff, Louisiana, then went on to get his Bachelor's Degree from McNease State University in Lake Charles. From 1986 to 1989, he served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Burson then worked as an engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Sunnyvale, California.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 6 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 7 at hurst Street Church of Christ with Tim Perkins officating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Survivors include: 
Parents, Jack & Annabell burson of Shelbyville
Uncles: 
Byron Burson & wife Sharon of College Station
Oliver Earl Russell & wife Angela of Everett, Washington
Aunts:
Betty Miller & husband LaWayne of Amarillo
Rosalee Cartwright & husband Maloy of Morris, Illinois

Also a number of cousins and a host of friends.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761.

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


Merle Davis, 83 of Center, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

No services are planned at this time. 

Ms. Davis wishes were to be cremated.

She is survived by: 
Sister: Frances Willis of Joaquin

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


1/2/09

Violet Lolette Blevins, 59, of Timpson, Texas funeral services will be at 11 AM, Saturday, January 03, 2009, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. Ms. Blevins passed away Thursday, January 01, 2009 in Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Born March 2, 1949, in Baytown, Texas, Violet Blevins was the daughter of the late James and Dorothy (RIggs) Miller. She attended cosmetology school and had worked as a cosmetologist since 1965. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson.

Violet is survived by daughters, Latricia Burgin and husband Wayne of Timpson, Tammy Crema and husband Shane of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and "other daughter" LaRona Mitchell of Germany.

She is also survived by 5 Grandchildren; Jessica, Dustin and Matthew Burgin and Kimberly and Jacob Crema and 2 nieces; Sherry Ray and husband Jerry of Baytown and Dawn Lilly and husband Gene of Houston.

In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by granddaughter Caitlin Burgin, brother Larry Miller and sister Lillie Warren.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Friday, January 2, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Roger Noble age 65, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2008.

Private Family Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 3, 2009 at New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Lawrence Thompson and Bro. Melvin Smith officiating . Visitation will be Friday January 2, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 16, 1943 to Roy Leon and Fleta (Lucas) Noble. He Graduated from Center High School in 1960. He served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Newton Masonic Lodge. He worked as an engineer for Grace Membrane in Houston for many years and also worked at the Local 195 Pipefitters Union in Houston. He was currently employed at E-Z Money Pawn Shop in Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon & Fleta Noble, Bro, ther; Jerry Noble and Sister; Vivian Rozell.

He is survived by:

1 Daughter: Terri Kay of Woodland Park, CO

2 Sons:
Brad Noble & wife, Tracy of Burkeville
Brent Noble & wife, Pepper of Newton

3 Grandchildren:
Cory Kay & wife, Lindsey of Burkeville
Alaina Noble & Lane Noble

2 Sisters:
Geraldine “Jean” Tomlin of Buna 
Syble Adkison of Houston

Brother: Roy Noble & wife Joyce of Joaquin

Uncles and Aunts:
Rev. I.D. Noble and wife Ella Mae of Evans, LA
Ola Noble of Pt. Neches, TX
Buford and Elouise Lucas of New Caney
J.C. and Joyce Lucas of New Caney
Ruth and Elton Fenley of Center

Special Friends:
Everett and Shirlynn Harbison of Center
Stephanie and Kristin Cox of Center
Johnny Porter of Garrison 
Cheryl Vincent of Leesville, LA

You may sign the online guest book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Verna Lunsford, 88, of Center passed away Friday January 2, 2009.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday January 4, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Travis Lunsford and Billy Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be Saturday January 3, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 10, 1920 to George and Jessie Mae (Enmons) Walker.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, George and Jessie Walker, 3 Husbands, Glen Whitman, Woody Williams and Langston Lunsford, 3 Daughters, Ina Mae Andrusick, Mary Dean and Virginia Merrill, 12 Brothers and Sisters.

She is survived by:
Son: 
Jerry Whitman of Liverpool 
Son-in-law: 
Bob Merrill & wife Jeanette of Houston 
Grandchildren:
Vickie Andrusick of Center
Hank Andrusick of Dallas
Richard Andrusick and wife Cathy of Houston
David Andrusick & wife Feather of Center
James Andrusick of Dallas
Steven Andrusick of Pt. Neches 
Kathy Emmert and husband Vernon of Richards
Gayla Morgan and husband John of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Ramona Reddell and husband Terry of Montgomery 
Robert Merrill and wife Danita of Pearland
Ron Merrill and wife Darci of Spring
Robin McCauley and husband Scott of Colleyville
Melissa Merrill of Houston
Special Friend and Caregiver, Beverly Stripling of Center
17 Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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


1/1/09

Jimmy Wayne Norris, 74, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born March 23, 1934 in Joaquin to Troy Norris and Anna Smitherman Norris. Mr. Norris was retired from military service. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 2, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating.

Survivors include:

Sister, Frankie Mae Choate of Port Arthur

Brother, Jerry Lee Norris of Port Arthur

Cousins:
Charlotte Hughes and husband J.W. of Center
John Smitherman of Longstreet
Merlin Norris of Whitehouse
Margie Bass of Diboll
Johnnie THomas of Illinois
Judy Hicks of Haughton
Geraldine Parker of Bossier City

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


Ruby Adams Fountain, 87, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2008 in a local nursing center. She was born August 10, 1921 in Center to Dolphus Adams and Florence Smith Adams. Ms. Adams was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 1, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, January 2, 2009 at Whiterock Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. Edward McRae officiating.

Pallbearers will be Scott Watson, Bobby Watson, Ike Davis, Ronney Fountain and Rocky Fountain.

Survivors include:

Son, Billy Rex Fountain of Center

Grandsons:
Rocky Fountain of Center
Ronney Fountain of Dallas

Sister, Inez Davis of West Lake, Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Louis Fountain
Two Brothers, Fane Adams and Fate Adams
Two Sisters, Norma Adams and Hazel Doggett

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


 

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12/30/08

Funeral services for Stacy Allen Clepper, 46, of Timpson, TX, were held Saturday, December 26, 2008, at 2:00 PM in Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Bro Leroy Bowley officiating. Graveside service will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, December 29, in Field Store Cemetery, Waller, TX. Mr. Clepper passed away December 23, 2008, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Stacy was born in Pasadena, Texas on October 30, 1962, the son of Delbert Gene Clepper and Dena Clepper Bradshaw. He was a heavy equipment operator for Courtney Construction.

Stacy is survived by his wife, Angela Clepper; father, Delbert Gene Clepper and wife Pat of Timpson; mother, Dena Bradshaw and husband W.L. of Canton, Texas; a daughter, Emily Brooke McCrary of Nacogdoches, Texas; two sons Jason Blake Clepper of Laredo, Texas, Luke Elliott Clepper of Nacogdoches, Texas; a stepson, Jacob Aaron Tarpley of Centerville, Texas; two sisters, Shelley Richey of Round Top, Texas, Susan Wassermann of Brenham, Texas; two brothers, Edward Gene Clepper of Timpson, Texas, Cody Ellison of Dallas, Texas; a step sister, Toni Jackson of Center, Texas; a step brother, Doye Wayne Cantrell of Timpson, Texas; his grandmother, Marie Izard f Waller, Texas.

He is preceded by a son, Derrick Allen Clepper and stepsister Lisa Cantrell.


Verlene Sumstine, 87, of Center, passed away Monday December 29, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday December 31, 2008 at White Rock Cemetery with Bro. Ed McRae officiating.
No visitation is planned at this time.

She was born October 20, 1921 to George Walter and Samantha (Renfro) Hendricks.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Walter and Samantha Hendricks, Daughter, Cynthia Gwen Sumstine, 3 Brothers, Elzie Hendricks, Arvel Hendricks, Travis Hendricks, 5 Sisters, Velma Dean, Delma Mora, Dollie Adkinson, Pauline Livingston, Laurice “Jack” Smith.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Peter B. Sumstine of Center
Grandson:
Bryan Anthony Sumstine & wife Tabitha of Huxley
Great Grandchildren:
Cyndi, Caty, Joe and Mason Sumstine of Huxley
2 Sisters:
Nina Mae Crawford of Warren
Maurice “Guy” Pate of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under directions of Mangum Funeral Home


12/29/08

Margie Crawford, 86, of Center, passed away Monday, December 29, 2008 at Green Acres Nursing Center. She was born July 4, 1922 in Panola County to Bertis Stoker and Zeffie Springer Stoker. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. Ms. Crawford loved to garden, knit and fish.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 30 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 31 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Greg Megill.

Survivors include:

Son, Steve Tinkle & wife Mary Lynn of Center

Daughter, Vickie Higginbotham of Ft. Worth

Grandsons:
Mitchell Partin of Nacogdoches
Stephen M. Tinkle of College Station

Granddaughters:
Darla Partin of Detroit, Michigan
Wendi Tinkle of Houston
April Duffey of Boulder, Colorado
Condra Ables of Alvarado

Six Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bertis and Zeffie Stoker
Husband, Burrell Crawford
Daughter, Linda Whitlock
Grandson, Shane Tinkle

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, Texas 76708.

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


Edna V. Andrews, age 89 of Keatchie, LA, formerly of Huxley, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron McClellan officiating. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 noon until service time.

She was born March 7, 1919 in Eldorado, Arkansas in Union County to Parents, Charles & Hattie (Prim) Porter. She was a homemaker and she was an active member of Gloster Baptist Church in Gloster, LA until she entered Bradford Nursing Home in Shreveport, LA.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Charles & Hattie Porter, Husband; Joseph Calvin Andrews, Great Grandchild; Joseph Charles Andrews, 4 Sisters; Mary King, Nettie Rodin, Thalia Deason & Ruth Hightower and 3 Brothers; B.L. Porter,
Pye Purifoi Porter and Fred Porter.

She is survived by:
Children:
Melvin Joe Andrews & wife, Pam of Keatchie, LA
Carol Murphy & husband, Joe Frank of Orangeburg, SC
Paul Andrews & wife, Tammie of Denham Springs, LA
6 Grandchildren:
Bill Andrews, Julie Betts, Dallas Williams, Phala Burleson, Michael Andrews & Crystal Andrews
9 Great Grandchildren:
Brandi Betts, Tyler Betts, Joey Williams, Selena Williams, Traci Williams,
Tori Williams, Joshua Burleson, John Burleson & Olivia Burleson
2 Great Great Grandchildren:
Murphy Burleson & Abby Gail Burleson

Brother-in-law: Tony Rodin of Longview

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Dan McBride, Hall Burford, Terry Taraba, David Long,
Charles Burford & Chad Burford.

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


Lamerle Hagler Collins, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 29, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born July 18, 1917 in Center to B.W. Hagler and Maggie Askew Hagler. Ms. Collins was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, December 30 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, December 31 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins and Gary Hagler officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Collins, Cary Collins, Kenton Collins, Ken Collins, Lance Hughes, Tracy Collins and Scott Jones.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Bobby Collins of Shelbyville
Tommy Collins & wife Bonnie of Shreveport
Mark Collins & wife Toni of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Sandra Hughes & husband Bob of Center
Martha Rambin & husband David of Timpson
Annette Tamplin of Shelbyville

Sixteen Grandchildren, Twenty Two Great Grandchildren and Three Great Great Grandchildren

Brother, Hurst Hagler & wife Marcelle of Stonewall

Sister, Edna George of Center

Special Cousin, Bunchie Ross of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, B.W. Hagler & Maggie Askew Hagler
Husband, Pete Collins
Sons, Doug Collins & David Collins
Grandson, Ashley Collins
Brother, Leon Hagler

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


J.D. Windham, 66, of Glendale, AZ., passed away December 4, 2008 at his home following a 19 month struggle with cancer.

Born December 30, 1941 in Center, Texas to P.R. and Ruby (Jordon) Windham, who preceded him as well as 2 sisters.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. J.D. spent the majority of his working years driving trucks out of the Houston area. Moving to Arizona in the early 1980's and ending with his retirement from the U.S. Postal Service in 2004. J.D. had a passion for the excitement of a wager of any nature, either from raising and racing thoroughbreds, to a sports pool or a casino excursion, all of the above were shared and enjoyed by many friends and co workers.

J.D. is survived by his wife Betty; 5 children: Jason (Micaela) Special Granddaughter Alyssa, Phoenix;

Lewis and family, Omaha, NE,
Rick and family, Houston, Tx.
Kim Delaney and family, Las Vegas, NV.
Stepdaughter, Sharene Farr and family, Phoenix,

14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren,

2 brothers Pete and family, Center, Texas and Thomas and family, Lufkin, Texas; also many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial services for J.D. were held at 11: am Saturday, December 13 at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, December 30 at 11:00 AM, at North Jericho cemetery in Center.

The family request no flowers, but memorials can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ. 85014 or the American Cancer Society.


12/26/08

Thomas Lymn, age 83 of Center passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at his home in the Neuville Community.

Services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville with Military Graveside Service under the direction of the Local VFW Post 8904.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday, December 26, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 24, 1925 in New York City to Parents, Thomas Lymn, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann Moffett Lymn.

He was a Submarine Sailor and served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Croaker. He was an Electrical Engineer and worked for Sheffield Steel in Houston for 15 years. He also worked for Holly Farms – Tyson for 18 years. He was a member of McClelland Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Thomas & Ann Lymn, infant Daughter, and Brother, John Lymn.

He is survived by:
His Wife, Margaret “Margie” Lymn of Center
2 Daughters & Son-in-law:
Sandra & Ben Dupre of Center
Margaret Ann Weathers of Huffman
Grandchildren:
Louis Dupre of Logansport, LA
Michelle & Lamech Waller of Center
Darrin & Candy Weathers of Houston
Brian & Jamie Weathers of Channelview
Beth & Danny De-Simone of Lake Houston
Great Grandchildren:
Derek Dupre, Jared Dupre & Joshua Dupre
Bradley Waller, Bryan Waller, Brianna Waller & Bryce Waller
Andrew, Amber, Brooklyn Nick, Chris,
Maddie, Brooke Ann and Eathen Rex
1 Great Great Granddaughter: Kaylyn Dupre
1 Sister, Margaret Wienert of New York
1 Brother, Gordon Lymn of New York
Pallbearers: Bradley Waller, Bryan Waller, Joshua Dupre, Jared Dupre, Lamech Waller, Darrin Weathers, Brian Weathers & Norman Ponder


You may sign the online guest book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


Robert Harlon Wagstaff, 88, of Bronson died December 23, 2008, in Newton, Texas. He was born October 9, 1920, in Shelby County to Richard and Pearl Permenter Wagstaff, the seventy of nine children. He had been a resident of Sabine County for forty-one years.

Robert attended various schools in Shelby County and graduated from Tenaha High School in 1939. He immediately enrolled at Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College. On November 4, 1942, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. He trained in Las Vegas at AAF Gunnery School (Spec Sperry Turrets). He was assigned as a tail gunner on a B26 Martin Marauder and flew 56 missions over Europe from bases in England, France and Belgium. He attained the rank of Staff Sgt. and was discharged on July 7, 1945. IN the fall of 1945, he returned to Stephen F. Austin and earned his degree.

He worked 39 years as a teacher, coach and administrator in the public schools of Texas. He was employed by Brazosport ISD in Freeport for 11 years, Lufkin ISD for 10 years and West Sabine ISD for 18 years. During his tenure at Brazosport, he earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Houston. He retired as superintendent at West Sabine ISD in 1985.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bettye Bragg Wagstaff of Bronson, daughter Lou Ann Wagstaff of Whitehouse, a granddaughter Cory and her husband Rob Blackmon, great grandchildren Caylor Brynn Balckmon, Brock Wagstaff Blackmon and Tyler Robert Blackmon all of Brownsboro, TX, a sister Neta Hanna of Jacksonville, brothers-in-law Winfred Wright of Port Neches and Hollis McMullen of Quitman, TX and many nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his son, Jon Robert Wagstaff.

Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 8:00PM in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St, Hemphill, TX.

Funeral services will be at 11:00AM, Saturday, December 27, 2008, in the Starr funeral Home chapel with Bro. Gene Samford officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, TX.

Contributions to the Jon Robert Wagstaff Memorial Scholarship Fund, RT 3 Box 3037, Bronson, TX 75930 will be greatly appreciated by the family.


12/24/08

Harold Loyd McDonald, age 84 of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2008 in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2 pm, Sunday, December 28, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Military graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center under the direction of the VFW post 8904. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 4 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born October 2, 1924 in Burleson, Texas to Father, J. D. McDonald & Mother, Bessie Garrettt McDonald.

He graduated from Burleson High School and Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth. He served in the United States Navy during WW II in the Asia, Pacific Theatre as a Lieutenant JG. He was officer in charge LCT 816.

After his military service and graduation, he went to work for Universal Mills in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1954 he and his family moved to Center, Texas for Universal Mills and set up Red Chain Feed. In 1956 he purchased Red Chain Feed which later became Southern Broilers. He was proud to be part of the group of entrepreneurs and friends who pioneered and developed the poultry business in East Texas. He loved fishing, hunting, and picking the guitar and singing with his friends. He was active working with Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts in Center with his sons and many other boys. He taught Sunday School and lead MYF at the First Methodist Church in Center for many years. Also he was a Lay speaker & leader at the church. He was past President of the Center Chamber of Commerce, member of the Center Lions Club and a Mason. He also was a member of the original Center Hunting Club. In raising his boys he instilled in them responsibility and hard work ethics. He was a firm believer in education and assured that his boys were educated. He always told his family that he loved them.

He is preceded in death by wife of 57 years, Alice Marie Moss McDonald and Son, Mark McDonald.

He is survived by Wife, Tommye Marie Hall McDonald of Center
3 Sons and Daughters-in-law:
Mike & Mary McDonald of Lake Conroe
Dan & Betsy McDonald of Houston
Jonathan & Laurie McDonald of Center
9 Grandchildren: Laura, Clint, Brandi, Paula, Ashli, Robert, Meghan, Morgan & Casey
10 Great Grandchildren: Hunter, Jordan, Shelby, Caleb, Joshua, Aidan, Brisa, Abby, Sophie & Sagan
Pallbearers: James Permenter, Sammy Dance, Mark Ramsey, C.A. Samford, Bill Holt, Jack Jones, Bob Howard & David Koonce
Honorary Pallbearers: Hunter Mallory, Elvin Permenter, James Campbell,
Paul Eidelbach, Jim Braden, Roy Masterson, Daniel Yarbrough, Harold Robertson, Charles Hughes and L.C. Hufferd.


Shikimi "Kim" Stone, age 77, of Huxley passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at her residence. She was born March 26, 1931 in Nagasaki Province of Japan. She was the second daughter of seven children. Mrs. Stone was a homemaker.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, December 28, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, December 29, 2008 at Wimberly Chapel with Rev. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Charles Patton, Mike Huebel, Bobby Leonard, Bill Watson, Denny Hodson and Rick Magee.

Survivors include:

Husband, Russell Stone of Huxley.

Brothers-in-law;
Leslie Stone of Hayes, Virginai
Norman Stone of Fort Worth

Aunt, Helen Nokes of Pampa

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives including many family members in Japan.

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


12/22/08

Michael Jones, age 61 of Center, passed away Monday, December 22, 2008 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born September 29, 1947 in Freeport to William Bryan Jones and Martha Cleo Hortman Jones. Mike was a branch manager for Dealer's Electrical in Lufkin. He served in the Army during Vietnam and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM, Monday, December 22 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, December 23, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include:
Wife, Dianne Livingston Jones of Center
Son, Lance Jones & wife Carrie of Center
Daughters, Sunny Mawson and husband Brian of Kingsland, Georgia and Missy Noble and husband Kit of Center
Grandchildren: Bradley Jones, Cody Jones, Hannah Bison, Cheyenne Mawson, Ethan Mawson, Cassidy Rainbolt, Caiden Rainbolt, and Shara Smith.
Great Grandchild, Joe Kidd Carpenter
Brother, Fred Jones and wife Maggie of Houston
Step Father, Harry Dunnam of Palestine

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

Preceded in death by
Parents, William Bryan Jones and Martha Cleo Hortman Jones
Brother, Randy Bob Jones

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


Mrs. Frankie Lee (Braley) Beard, 80, of Livingston, Texas services will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, December 22, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson.
Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison. Mrs. Beard passed away December 19, 2008, in Livingston, Texas.

Born in Hugo, Oklahoma, on May 21, 1928, Frankie was the daughter of the late Ernest and Grace (Carriger) Stevens. She was a graduate of Joaquin High School and was married to E.F. "Red" Beard Jr. on December 7, 1950.

Survivors include one son Ernest F. Beard III, of Splendora, Texas and 5 daughters, Kay Hall of Houston, Jean Salazar and husband John of Livingston, Mary Colvin and husband Ted of Livingston, Martha Beard and husband Randy of Dayton, Texas and Donna Robbins and husband Rick of Livingston. She is also survived by 9 Grandchildren: Miles Hall, Brian Blevens, Jennifer Salazar, John Salazar, Amanda Colvin, Jason Butts, Valerie Faulkner and Kobe Faulkner.

In addition to her parents, Frankie was preceded in death by husband E.F. "Red" Beard Jr. on September 03, 2004.

Visitation will begin at 9 AM on Monday, December 22, and continue until service time at 1 PM.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas is in charge of arrangements.


Grace (Hutto) Rushing of Pasadena formerly of Joaquin, passed away Sunday December 21, 2008.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday December 23, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Fite officiating. Burial will follow at Joaquin Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday December 23, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 30, 1926 to William Henry and Ruby Verona (Oxner) Hutto. She was a member of Parkview Church of Christ in Pasadena.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Ruby Hutto, Husband, Edgar Rushing, Jr., 2 Sisters, Eva Thompson and Oleta Newton, 3 Brothers, Calvin Hutto, Dennis Hutto and Walter B. Hutto

She is survived:
3 Daughters:
Susan Krueger of Grand Prairie
Mary McManis of Clearwater, FL
Pattie Sepulvado of Colfax, LA
Son:
Bill Rushing of South Houston
8 Grandchildren
8 Great Grandchildren
Sister:
Azalee Connell & husband Dave of Holden, LA
Brother:
Clint Burke Hutto & wife Charlotte of Carriere, Mississippi
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends
Sisters-in-law:
Mary Jane Grant of Nacogdoches
Joyce Anson & husband George of Dallas

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


12/21/08

E.C. “Dock” Luman, 85, of Center, passed away December 20, 2008 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Service 1:00 p.m. Sunday December 21, 2008 at Mt. Herman Cemetery. No Visitation is planned.

He was born January 16, 1923 to Joseph and Emma (Dixon) Luman. He served in the US Army Air Corps in England during WWII. He was awarded the GC, ETO, ATO, Victory and the Presidential Citation Ribbons. He previously resided at Bill’s Landing in Huxley where he made perch traps and sold them and continued doing this when he entered the nursing home. He had a passion for fishing and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joseph and Emma Luman, Daughter, Sherry Luman Schump, Sister, Dollie Mae Roberts, 5 Brothers, J.W. Luman, Wilburn Luman, Winfred Luman, Elmer Luman, and Jesse Luman

He is survived by:
Sister:
Jewel Whitton of Center
Children:
Jamey Hribal of Tyler
Elizabeth Sanchez & husband Rick of Center
Becky Bittick & husband Larry of Center
William Lucas & wife Janet of Center
Grandchildren:
Adam Sanchez, Alex Sanchez, Jarod Bentley,
Jonathan Bentley, Jessica McSwain and Wesley Lucas
5 Great Grandchildren
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


12/20/08

Polly Ragsdale Little, age 96 of Woodland Hills, Utah passed away Friday, December 19, 2008.

Graveside Services will be 4:00 PM Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Elder Jake Munn.

No Visitation is planned.

She was born September 26, 1912 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Parents, Clarence Virgil & Donna Agnes (Nelson) Ragsdale.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Clarence & Donna Ragsdale, her Husband, James (Jimmy) Little and her Daughter, LaNelle Notias.

She is survived by 4 Granddaughters:
Stephani Smith of Utah
Janna Kleinman & husband, Randy of Austin, Texas
Venise Stuart & husband, Larry of Dallas, Texas
Nikki Hanegan & Husband, Mike

6 Great Grandchildren

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


12/19/08

Jimmy Wesley Metcalf, 68, of Center, passed away Friday, December 19, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 22, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Masonic Services following at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Sunday, December 21, 2008 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 17, 1940 in Longview to Albert W. and Mable Lengthy (Gary) Metcalf. He served in the US Marines. He graduated from Center High School in 1959. He worked for Brault Auto Paint and Supply. He was a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be members of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Albert and Mabel Metcalf.

He is survived by:
Wife, Bebee Metcalf of Center
2 Sons, John Wesley Metcalf and Justin Wesley Metcalf both of Center
Uncle, Paul Gary and wife Lucille Gary of Port Lavaca
Cousins, Bernard and Gwenell Metcalf of Shelbyville, Phyllis, Kath
y, Shannon, Mike, Donnie and Jerry Metcalf
Numerous Other Relatives and Friends

You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


12/18/08

James E. “Flip” Hagler, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday December 17, 2008 at his home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 20, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Marion Huckaby and Bro. Pat Windham officiating. A Masonic Service will follow in the chapel. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be Friday December 19, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 8, 1925 in Center to Oliver and Emma Mae (Askew) Hagler. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a carpenter in Shelby County for many years and he was a member of Palastine Church of Christ. Also he was a Life Endowed Member of the Shelbyville Sam Houston Lodge #32.

Pallbearers will be members of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Hagler, Jeff Ross, Mike Ross, James Eubanks, Leon Eubanks, Jimmy Eubanks and Jody Ross.

He is preceded in death by His Parents, Oliver and Emma Hagler, Grandson, Brad Hagler, Brother, O.K. “Buddy” Hagler and Sister, Bernice Eubanks

He is survived by:
Son, James Carroll Hagler and wife Sharron of Center
Son, Donny Hagler of Center
Son,Ronny Hagler & wife Renee of Center
Grandchildren:
Conda Adams of Center
Jaime Hagler & wife Holly of Center
Paul Hagler of Center
Bridget Hagler of Nacogdoches
Angela Hagler Thornton and husband Daniel of Joaquin
Ronna Hagler of Center
Candace Hagler of Center
Skyler Hagler of Center

Numerous Great Grandchildren

Brother: Jack Henry Hagler & wife Ann of Center
Sister: Emma Jean “Bunchie” Ross of Center
Mother of his Children: Jean Mills of Center
Sister-in-law: Sue Hagler of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

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


Dalton Jay "DJ" Cartwright Lathan passed away on December 16, 2008. He was born to the late Mae Gladys Cartwright and Elray "Joe" Lathan on December 29, 1970. He is a 1989 graduate of Shelbyville High School.

Preceded in death by;
Brothers George Gardner and Ira Joe Cartwright
Sister: Jacqueline Lathan
Survived by;
Children: Makala Cartwright, Jelissa Williams, JaRobert Green, and Daveion Williams
Sisters: Vanessa Lathan and Zebbra Riggans
Brothers: Minister Rickey (Dorothy Cartwright), Don Lathan, Charles Ray Lathan, Jell (Tessa) Cartwright, and Jamal Berry
Aunts: Hattie Ree McClelland, Charlsey Fay Hall, Ella (Roy) Byndom, Lucille Bazile, Annie M Garrett, Donna (W.C.) Martin, Diann Sparks, Brenda (Jesus) Carillo, Jewel (Calvin) Williams, and Gladys (L.W.) Garrett
Uncles: J.C. (Betty) Lathan, Willie Ira (Clem) Lathan, Jackie (Ruthie) Lathan, Sr., James (Ursala) Lathan, Truman (Queen) Cartwright, Howard Cartwright, Lawrence Cartwright, and Kerry Cartwright.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 20, 2008 at the Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Texas at 1:00 PM.


12/15/08

Mrs. Vashti Oates, 91, of the Dreka Community passed away Monday, December 15, 2008 in Shreveport, LA. Vashti was born June 25, 1917 in Dreka to William Booker Ross and Mollie Lout Ross. Ms. Oates was a member of the Dreka United Pentecostal Church.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kerry Green and Rev. Eric Bartley officiating. Interment will be in the Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday December 16, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Vashti is preceded in death by her Parents, William Booker Ross and Mollie Lout Ross, Husband, Jessie Earl Oates, Brother, Coy W. Bookout and Lifelong Friend, Janie Reyonlds

She is survived by:
Daughter and Son-in-law:
Joyce and Guy Flournoy of Shreveport, LA
Sons and Daughters-in-law:
Jimmy and Judy Oates of Keatchi, LA
Larry and Kathryn Oates of the Dreka Community
7 Granddaughters:
Tammy F. Rawls and husband Jeff
Kelly F. Allen and husband Clifton
Jacy F. Lightfoot and husband Derek
Denise O. Chamberlain and husband Jimmy
Tracy O. Scudder and husband Bill
Jennifer O. Berry and husband Mitch
Amanda O. Weaver and husband Randy
12 Great Grandchildren
Sister-in-law:
Ever Lea Bookout of Davenport, FL
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins and a host of friends including special friend Connie Bradshaw.
Ms. Oates’ Grandsons-in-law will serve as Pallbearers.

You may sign the online guestbook at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


12/13/08

Helen Cockrell Powdrill, 85, of Joaquin passed away Friday, December 12, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Helen was born September 22, 1923 in Joaquin to Walter Eugene Jeans and Ella Belle O'Rear Jeans. Ms. Powdrill was a member of the Jackson Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, December 14, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Wayne Bickley and Rev. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will be in the Lone Cedar Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors includee:
Daughters: Judie Irish and husband Harold of Joaquin and Sue Morris and husband Joe of Huxley
Sons: David Cockrell and wife Betty Ann of White Oak, Dean Powdrill of Joaquin and Ray Powdrill and wife Cindy of Tatum.
11 Grandchildren
19 Great Grandchildren
Brothers: Louis Jeans and wife Wilma of Elton, La., Johnny Jeans and wife Judy of Balsile, La.

Helen was preceded in death by:
Husbands: A.D. Cockrell and Lacy Powdrill
Brothers: E.B. Jeans and J.W. "Boe" Jeans

Ms. Powdrill's Grandsons will serve as pallbearers:
Lance Cockrell, Casey Cockrell, Michael Powdrill, David Powdrill, Brandon Powdrill, Jeremy McDaniel, Holden Cummings and Zac McDaniel.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/12/08

Mary Lou Powdrill, age 78 of Dallas passed away Friday, December 12, 2008.
Services will be 1:00 p.m, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeanne Brosius officiating, burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

She was born September 29, 1930 in Washington, Iowa to Parents, Raymond J. & Lois (Brown) Lambert.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Raymond & Lois Lambert, Husband, Bobby Joe Powdrill and one Son, Ron Powdrill.

Among her survivors include:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Robert & Nora Powdrill of Dallas, Texas

Grandchildren:
Rachel Bowie & husband, Jay
Ryan Powdrill
Dalaina Devine
Dawn Powdrill & Nate Steinburger

Great Grandchildren:
Devon Bowie, Molly Devine & Juniper Steinburger

Brother & Sister-in-law: Marvin & Marilyn Lambert of Winfield, Iowa

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


Hersel Anthony, 86, of Vinton, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 13, 2008 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Hank Perkins, chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign War Post #2775 in Orange. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Orange with Military Honors to be provided by the United States Army Honor Guard of Fort Polk, Louisiana. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Born on June 29, 1922 in Center, Texas to Simion and Eva Anthony, he moved to Orange after being honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1945 while serving during World War II, he then moved to Vinton, Louisiana in 1968 and remained there until his passing. The last of seven children, he enjoyed playing basketball as a young man and enjoyed watching baseball. Mr. Anthony worked for and retired from the Levingston Shipbuilding Company in Orange as an attendant in the tool room.

Preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Eula Bell Willis and his brothers, Louis Anthony, J. M. Anthony, Buck Anthony and John Anthony, those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife of 65 years, Lillian (Hughes) Anthony of Vinton; his daughters, Dianne McKinney and her husband Richard of Orange and Sharron Ann Hickman and her husband Hollis of Orange; her grandsons, Jason Dean Ramsey and his wife Sharon of Apple Valley, Minnesota and Jeremy David Ramsey and wife Stephanie of Vinton; three great-grandchildren, Stormi Ramsey, Hannah Esponge and Sydney Ramsey.

The family is being served by Dorman Funeral Home of Orange.


Steve Crocker, age 50 passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at his home in Center.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dathan Triplett officiating and burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Steve was born December 22, 1957 in Center, Texas to Parents, Orvis & Aline (Stewart) Crocker. He was a truck driver for Pilgrim’s Pride for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Orvis & Aline Crocker and 2 Children, Terry Lynn Crocker & Kerrie Wayne Crocker and
1 Grandson, Noah Alexander Ramirez.

He is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law: Bridgette & Alfredo Ramirez of Center
Son: Steve Clinton Crocker of Center
3 Grandchildren:
Katelynn & Dalton Ramirez of Center
Amber Crocker of Kilgore

2 Sisters:
Louise Crocker of Shreveport, La.
Peggy Luna of Ft. Worth

1 Brother:
Thomas Crocker of Center
Pallbearers: Michael Whiteside, Shane Whiteside, Shawn Whiteside, Darren Vaughn, Ronnie Whatley and Larry Hughes
You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


12/11/08

Temple Olenick, age 90 of Joaquin passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008.

Services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, December 14, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating and burial will follow at Joaquin Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
She was born July 14, 1918 in Joaquin, Texas to Parents, Rev. Richard & Primrose (Cockrell) Bazer and she passed away peacefully at her home after a lengthy illness. She will be remembered for her wit, humor and love.

She was a Registered Nurse for many years and worked for Jasper Home Health, Mansfield Hospital, and St. Patricks Hospital in Lake Charles, La. After retirement she worked summers for Crystal Lake in Joaquin. She was a member of First Baptist Church Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Richard & Primrose Bazer, Sister & Brother-in-law, Robbie & John L. Hughes, Brother, O.P. Bazer, Brother & Sister-in-law, Printon & Genie Bazer and Infant Brother, Arnold Boyce Bazer.

She is survived by:
Daughter and Son-in-law: Mitzie & Dan Duffy of Arlington,TX
Daughter, Rosie Deskin of Joaquin
Son, Joseph Olenik of Joaquin
Daughter, Lessie Olenik of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Deborah & Allan Hayes, Brenda & Tony Brutsche, Patrick Duffy, Rachel Singleton, Robert & Debbie Deskin, and Billie Wayne & Jessica Deskin

Great Grandchildren:
Caitlin, Carson, Ellie, Maggie & Abby
Britny, Jodey, Kevin, Jesse, Lawson, Savannah, Dean ,Michael & Joey

Great Great Grandson: Skylar Chase

Brothers & Sisters-in-law: Raymond & Agnes Bazer and
Bryan & Adrienne Bazer
Jed & Camille Bazer
Sister: Violet George
2 Sisters-in-law: Faye Bazer & Mary Metil


12/09/08

Richard Abner Whiddon, age 71, of Hideaway services are scheduled for 10 AM, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Hadeaway Lake Community Church. Graveside services will be held at 3 PM, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 in Joaquin Cemetery, Joaquin, Texas. Services are under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors of Lindale.

Richard Abner Whiddon, died on December 6 at his home in Hidaway surrounded by family and friends. He was born on December 31, 1936 and raised in Joaquin, Texas. He attended Stephen F. Austin College before entering the Army and serving three years. Because of his unique love of people, he was very successful in his life's career of insurance sales, training and management. He retired to Hideawy in 2000. He was active in the community with extra focus on the goals of the Hideaway Kiwanis Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cynthia Cockrell and Orren Cox Whiddon and son Allen Whiddon. He is survived by his wife of 47 eyars, Jean Tyler Whiddon, one son, Rodney Whiddon and wife Catherine, Arlington, one daughter, Cynthis Sharon Stacey and husband Charlie, Farmington, New Mexico, 7 grandchildren, Marc Green, Farmington, NM, James Green, Baytown, Texas, Rebekah Green, Lake Charles, LA, Sharon Green, Farmington, NM, Sarah Whiddon, Arlington, VA., Forrest Whiddon and Liam Whiddon, Arlington, Texas, 1 great grandchild Christopher Green, Kingwood, brother LTG(Ret) Orren Ray (Cotton) Whiddon and wife Harriott, Lufkin, Texas, sister Susan K Whiddon, Joaquin, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry heard, Tony Boderek, Ramon Murphy, Bob Jones, Tom Upshaw, Dwayne Petty, Donald Jones and Jack Davis.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Kiwanis of Hideawy or the Salvation Army.


12/08/08

Robert Woodfin, age 58, of Joaquin passed away Sunday, December 7, 2008 in a Nacogdoches Hospital. He was born October 31, 1950 in Center to Oran Felix Woodfin, Jr. and Bobbie Jean Hughes. Mr. Woodfin was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Edward McRae and Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow in Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers for Mr. Woodfin will be Bill Luster, Paul Isom, Neal McFadden, Kevin Stevens, Chris Dockens, Rocky Curry, Dennis Leggett and James Allen Cockrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Harville, Bro. Mike Rodgers and John Decker.

Robert is survived by:
Wife: Patricia Woodfin of Joaquin
Son: Robbie Woodfin and wife Tammy of Joaquin
Granddaughter: Harley Smith and Brandon Eaves of Joaquin
Grandson: Allen Woodfin of Joaquin
Great Grandson: Trenton Cole Eaves of Joaquin
Brothers: Dennis Ray Woodfin and wife Jackie of Roswell Ga. and Obie Neal Woodfin and wife Peggy of Center.
Sister: Mattie Jean Borders of Joaquin
Also a number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and a host of friends.

Robert is preceded in death by:
Parents: Oran Felix Woodfin, Jr. and Bobie Jean Hughes Woodfin.

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


12/06/08

Mae Walling Barron, age 94, of Center passed away early Saturday morning at her residence in Center, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center, she also taught school for over 40 years in the Center ISD.

Graveside services will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Carl Smith officiating, interment will follow.

Mae Walling Barron is survived by:
Husband: Jack Barron of Center
Daughter & Son-in-law: Polly Smith and husband Larry of Center
2 Grandchildren
1 Great Grandchild

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


12/05/08

ILA Mae Windham, age 69, of Ft. Worth formerly of Center, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008 in Ft. Worth, she was of the Lutheran Faith.

Services will be held 11:00 am, Monday, December 8, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Pastor Mark Seger officiating, interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Ila Mae Windham is survived by
Sister: Frances Ann Moore of Houston
Nieces: Shannon Davis of Sweeny, Leslie Windham and Michelle Windham of Pearland
Nephews: Patrick Moore of Jacksonville, Fl. and Cory Windham of New York
Aunts: Minnie Lovejoy and Blanche Haley of Center, Dolly Harris of Carthage and Faye Elder of Shreveport La.
Uncle: Carl Stephenson and wife Rosalee of Houston

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 6 pm, Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Adele Jackson Anthony, age 94, of Center passed away Thursday night at Colonial Pines Nursing Home in San Augustine. Ms. Anthony was a member of The Campti Methodist Church.

Services will be held 2 PM, Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, with Bro. Pat Windham and Ozay Ford officiating, interment will follow in the Campti Cemetery in the Campti Community.

Adele Jackson is survived by:
Sister, Lucille Hughes of Center and Sister-in-law, Mattie Jackson of Center.
Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Ms. Anthony was preceded in death by:
Husband of 60 years Allen Jackson in 1995
3 Brothers: James E. Jackson, Robert E. Jackson and Edward (Slick) Jackson
1 Sister: Frances Jones

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM, Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Mrs. Alisa Gale Baskin Bryan, age 31, of Arizona, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008. Alisa was born January 9, 1977 in Houston, Texas and had been living in Arizona. She was a homemaker and a member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ in Palestine, Texas.

Survivors include:
Parents: Larry & Glenda Baskin of Elkhart, Texas

Sisters and Brothers: Lena Douglas and husband, Jeff of St. Charles, Iowa
John Hail, Jr. and wife, Wendy of Clovis, New Mexico
Lori Carter and husband, Bruce of Houston, Texas
Terry Hail and wife, Michelle of Huntsville, Texas

Uncles and Aunts: Walter Baskin and wife, Helen of Lufkin, Texas
Gala Canada of Lufkin, Texas
Mike Baskin and wife, Linda of Bedias, Texas
Sherry Warrem of Houston, Texas

Nieces and Nephews: Rae Hail, Lindsey Hail, Steven Hail, Jessica Carslie and husband, Joshua; Kimber and Dustin, Brett and Brandon, Brenna, Shane and Sean Rachelle, Tamara, Jack (John Hail III serving in Iraq at this time.) This nephew is the inspiration for her Train Holiday card at M.D. Anderson as he inspired her. He loved trains as a small child.

Great Nieces: Alyssa, Leah and Hailee of New Mexico

Cousins:
Andrea Olley and husband, Chuck of New Jersey and their children Wesley, Zack, Luke and Clay; Jennifer Tipton and husband, Batsil of Lufkin, Texas and their children, Austin, Breana and Stephanie; Stephanie and Kurt, Chad and Cody Baskin, Waltter, Roger, Michelle, Milana and so many more

Preceded in death by grandparents, Walker and Neta Baskin and Bill and Alyne Grau

Funeral services for Mrs. Alisa Gale Baskin Bryan will be held Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Crockett Road Church of Christ Church in Palestine, Texas with Mr. Dan Manuel officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett, Texas.

Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Callaway - Allee Funeral Home, 700 East Houston Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835 (936) 544-2244

Alisa was a graduate of Joaquin High School and she and her family once lived in Shelby County.


Cecil L. Chambliss, 81, of Vidor died Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Harbor Hospital in Orange, TX. A native of Shelbyville, TX., he has lived in Vidor since 1961, and was a retired machinist after 33 years with Ideco. Cecil served his country in the United States Army. Graveside services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Del-Rose Cemetery in Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2008 at Memorial Funeral Home. Cecil is survived by his son Cecil W. Chambliss of Mauriceville, and James M. Chambliss of Vidor, daughters Brenda Culbreth, and Carolyn Jagneaux both of Vidor, brothers William Chambliss of Kirbyville, and Joe McCary of Shelbyville, eleven grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren.


12/02/08

Ruby Fontenot, 63, of Huxley, passed away Monday December 1, 2008.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

She was born August 17, 1945 to Herbert George and Edna Mae (Mitchell) Pittman. She was a retired teacher from St. Tammany Parrish School Board.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Herbert and Edna Pittman and Brother, Hulon Pittman.

She is survived by:
Husband, Glenn Fontenot of Huxley

Son, Lee Gaines of Huxley

Daughter, Gwen Jackson of Slidell, LA

Daughter & Son-in-law, Becky and Chris Cureau of Covington, LA

2 Step Children:
Christy Wobberking & husband John of South Lake, TX
Michael Fontenot of Euless, TX

Grandchildren:
Julie Gaines, Kailey Gaines, Jacobs Gaines,
Travis Knott, Krystal Knott, and Kyle Knott

Step Grandchildren:
Joshua Jackson, Alec Cureau, Sarah Wobberking, Jayden Fontenot

2 Brothers:
Herbert Pittman of Pearl River, LA
Herman & JoAnn Pittman of Picayune, Mississippi

You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


12/01/08

Mrs. Judith Carol Fitzgerald, age 66, of Huntington, Texas, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Texarkana, Texas, as a daughter of the late Carmen Fussell and Maxine (Mettauer) Fussell. She had worked as a bookkeeper in the grocery business for 30 years and was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors:

Her husband: Ronnie Fitzgerald of Huntington, Texas

Daughter and son-in-law: Brenda and Jimmy Caldwell of Huntington, Texas

Son and daughter-in-law: Todd and Lesleigh Fitzgerald of Center, Texas

Son and daughter-in-law: Brad and Monica Fitzgerald of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Penny Daughtery of Hemphill, Texas
Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Gene Hazell officiating. Intement will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Marvye “Lucy” Goodson Leggett, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008 at her home. She was born August 26, 1934 in Shelby County to Robert Cliff Goodson and Wilma Jane Yates Goodson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, December 5 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Husband, A.L. Leggett, Jr. of Shelbyville

Sons:
Paul David Leggett of Houston
Matthew Wayne Leggett of Houston
Timothy Jon Leggett of Houston

Foster Daughter:
Melinda Kay Buebe of Bowie, Maryland

Granddaughters:
Julia Alyson Leggett of Houston
Victoria Rose McClendon Leggett of New Caney
Casey Celeste Buebe of Bowie, Maryland

Cousins:
Billy Hutto & wife Mae of Huxley
Charles Ray Yates of Carrollton
Billie M. Foyt of Garland
Jack Yates & Helen of Center

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


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11/24/08

Ruby Warren, of Center passed away Sunday afternoon, November 23rd at her residence.

Services are pending at this time.


11/22/08

Edward Glenn Boles, age 65 of Center passed away early Saturday morning at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. Mr. Boles was of the Assembley of God Faith.

Graveside services will be held 11 AM, Monday, November 24, 2008 at the Spanns Chapel Cemetery in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating, Interment will follow.

Edward Glenn Boles is survived by
Niece: Yvonne Roberson of Center
Nephew: Jimmie Roberson of Center

Visitation will be held from 9 AM to 10:30 AM Monday, November 24, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


11/20/08

Floyd Hutto, 52, Center, passed away Wednesday November 19, 2008 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

His body will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born May 5, 1956 to Floyd Hutto, Sr. and Willie Mae Graves. He worked for Texas Farm Products for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Floyd Hutto, Sr. and Willie Mae Graves, Sister, Kathy Cooper and Sister, Lillie Faye Beard.

He is survived by:

Son, William Hutto, who is stationed in Japan

2 Grandchildren

Sister, Elva Windham & husband Doug of Martinsville

Number Step-Bothers and Step-Sisters

Best Friends: Jimmy & Belinda Pipe

Nephew, Jess Murphy & wife Kim

Aunt, Terry Pool & husband Cory

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


11/19/08

Joe Umbrell, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday November 18, 2008 at his residence.

Memorial Service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday November 23, 2008 at Paxton United Methodist Church in Tenaha.

He was born January 3, 1932 to Guy and Crea (Emory) Umbrell. He was a member of Paxton United Methodist Church in Tenaha. He worked as a draftman for Gannett & Fleming in Pennsylvania. He was a Sgt. in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and he received the Purple Heart Award. He was a Scout Master of Troup #74 in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Guy and Crea Umbrell, 2 Sisters, Dorothy Gordon and Janet Heisey, and 2 Brothers, Robert Unbrell and William Umbrell

He is survived by:

Wife of 55 years, Carolyn Umbrell of Tenaha

Son, Joe Umbrell, Jr. and wife Sharon of York Haven, Pennsylvania

Daughter, Lisa Barton & husband Elton of Joaquin

Son, Dale Umbrell and Norma Ward of Timpson

Daughter, Crystal Ogden & husband Mike of Tenaha

Daughters-in-law:
Cindy Umbrell of Allentown, PA
Kim Umbrell of Elizabethtown, PA

Grandchildren:
Joe Umbrell, III and Heather Jones of Pennsylvania
Emily Barton, Sarah Barton, Guy Ross Barton, Kyle Barton, Carrie Barton
Wesley Umbrell and Ethan Umbrell
Kimberly Sitgreaves and Stacie Ogden

12 Great-Grandchildren

Sister, Betty Fisher and husband Leroy of Hummelston, PA

Brother, John Umbrell of Middletown, PA

In lieu of flower donation can be made to Paxton United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or Hospice in the Pines

You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com.  Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


Etta “Peggy” Montez (Gibbs) Adams, 82, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin. She was born January 23, 1926 in Gary, Texas to George K. Gibbs and Lillie Esther Taylor Gibbs.

Visitation will be held 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 20 at Garrison Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 20 at Union Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Lenard Milford and Bro. James “Buddy” Hall officiating.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Gibbs, Duane Gibbs, Kenny Rector, Wade Rector, George Gibbs, Jr., Johns Gibbs and George Gibbs.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Ivy Pattillo & husband Lynn of Lumberton
Kerry Brumley of Beaumont
Bethann Prichard of LaPorte
Cindi Hudson & husband Delton of Buda

Son, Norman Ursprung of Lumberton

Brothers & Sisters-in-Law:
George E. Gibbs & wife Patricia of Timpson
John Gibbs & wife Ruby of Gary
Billy Joe Gibbs & wife Pat of Carthage

Sister, Sally Coleman of McKinny

Also a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George & Lillie Gibbs
Brothers, Larry Gibbs, Gene O. Gibbs & Kenneth Gibbs
Son, Michael Epperson


11/18/08

Mrs. Missouri Ann Wilson, age 96 of Tenaha, Texas, funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Tenaha with Rev. Rusty Atwood and Rev. Billy McDaniel officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church on Wednesday. Mrs. Wilson passed away on Monday night, November 17, 2008 in Carthage.

Missouri Ann Spurlock Wilson was born on July 29, 1912 in Shelby County, Texas to Thomas and Daisey Dee Preister Spurlock. She married William Albert Wilson and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Wilson lived her lifetime in Tenaha and was the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Peggy Perry and Jemima Hildebrand; one son, Glenn Wilson; seven siblings; and daughter-in-law, Toni Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by one son, Jimmy Harland Wilson of Greenwood, LA; one daughter, Margie Ann Hopkins and husband Dean of Gary, TX; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers are Mrs. Wilson’s great-grandsons. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Mrs. Wilson’s grandsons.

If desired, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Grace Baldwin Sunday School Class, 200 S. George Bowers Dr., Tenaha, TX 75974. A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


11/17/08

Jennie Gillis Johnson, 93, of Center, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born Decmeber 4, 1914 in Center to Walter Jackson Gillis and Mollie Walker Gillis. Ms. Johnson was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 18 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 19 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Ferrell Russell and L.D. Eddins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Jackie Barnes & husband Eddie of Center

Granddaughters:
Lisa Barnes of Center
Sonya Barnes Hughes of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Joyce Scott of Center
Opal Black of Mt. Enterprise
Addie Johnson of Center

Preceded in death by:
Husband, E.N. Johnson
Parents, Jack & Mollie Gillis
Brother, Neal Gillis
Grandson-in-law, Gene Hughes

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


11/14/08

Ara Parrish, 95, of Tenaha, passed away Friday November 14, 2008.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday November 16, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday November 15, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

She was born November 30, 1912 to Joel and Elizabeth (Vail) Koonce. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Joel and Lizzie Koonce, Husband, Early Parrish, Son-in-law, Glenn Stevens, Grandchild, James Jackson, and 8 Brothers and Sisters

She is survived by:

Son, Troy Parrish & wife Linda of Tenaha

Daughter, Virginia Stevens of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Susan Jones & husband Larry “Dude” of Tenaha
Rhett Parrish and wife Patti of Tenaha
Joe Early Parrish & wife Marilee of Tenaha
Mitzi Anderson & husband Ricky of San Macros
Vickie Walker & husband John

Great-Grandchildren: Crystal Barbee, Brandy Parrish, Justin Jones, Bailey Jones, Brandon Parrish, Austin Parrish, Aaron Terry, Joshua Walker, April Walker Lambert, Robin Walker, Aaron Walker, Kendal Anderson, Ricki Anderson, and Mckensie Anderson

Great-Great-Grandchildren: Camden Joe Barbee, Jake Barbee & Adler Lambert

Special Friends and Caregivers: Regina Vaughn, Mary McCollister, Don Giels, Linda Nix, Lynn Marshall, Pat Bowden, Sylia Hodge, and Pat Perrin

Pallbearers: Rhett Parrish, Joe Early Parrish, Roland Cross, John Walker, Justin Jones and Bailey Jones

Honorary Pallbearers: Bruce Koonce, Buford Weaver, Larry Jones, Chuck Robinson, Bill Griffin, Dick Parker and Rick Anderson

You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


11/13/08

Opal Lightfoot (the "Paint Lady"), preceded in death by her husband William (Buddy) Pearce; brothers, Nelson and Jeff Lightfoot; sister, Ditzer Walker; & grandson, George Everett Tutt, Opal is survived by daughters & sons-in-law, Bengie & Mike Barrington, Sheridan & George Shakour; grandchildren, Tandra Lynn Tutt, Shawna M. & Jared Kalisz, Zachary Pearce & Shellie Cherry: & great-grandchildren, Justin Rowe, jared Rowe, Macie Kalisz, Courtnle Cherry, & Collin Cherry.

Services will be 11 AM Saturday, November 15, 2008, David Clayton Funeral Home, 200W. Center Street, Duncanville, Texas 75116 (972-298-7222). Graveside services & interment will be at 4:30 PM Saturday in the McClelland Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. Opal managed the paint department for Deford Lumber company for many years. This is where she became affectionately known as the "Paint Lady"


11/12/08

Lydia Renee Emitt, 49, Fayetteville, Arkansas, died Friday, November 7, 2008 at Washington Regional medical Center.

She was born April 12, 1959 in Conroe, Texas, the daughter of Ramona Walker. She was a homemaker.

Survived by:

Son: Jeff Massey of Fayetteville, AR.

Brothers: Clayton Bardwell of Huntsville, AR, Jason Bardwell of Yakima, Washington and Louis Meschewitz of Etoile, Texas.

Sisters: Ann Jiminez of Fayetteville, AR and Samantha Anderson of Beaumont, Texas.

Friend: Vanessa Massey of Center, Texas

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday at Old Alabam Cemetery, under the direction of Moore's Chapel. Chaplain Marsha Cooley officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday at Moore's Chapel.
To sign the online guest book visit mooresfuneralchapel.com


11/10/08

Heather Waller Neuwirth, 21, of Center, passed away Monday, November 10, 2008 in an automobile accident. She was born April 15, 1987 in Carthage. Heather was a member of Center Christian Fellowship in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, November 12 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 13 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Murphree officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Cody Porter, Thomas Green, Dillon Porter, Ray Ray Neuwirth, Bradley Waller, William Kelley, Bryan Waller, Jeremy Turner and Benny Smith.

Survivors include:

Husband, Michael Neuwirth of Center

Daughter, Sydney Laine Neuwirth of Center

Son, Michael Chase Neuwirth, II of Center

Parents:
Bobby & Angela Waller of Center
Yancy & Christina Hudspeth of Center

Sisters:
Erica Smith & husband Benny of Center
JoAnna Waller of Center

Brothers:
Clayton Waller of Center
Quincy Hudspeth of Center
Brent Hudspeth of Center
Cole Hudspeth of Center

Brother-in-Law, Ray Ray Neuwirth of Timpson

Sister-in-Law, Tailore Neuwirth of Timpson

Father-in-Law & Mother-in-Law, Brandi & Ray Garza Jr.

Grandparents:
Roger & Maurine Windham of Center
MawMaw Pamela Frazier of Timpson

Aunts & Uncles:
Max & Tracy Windham
Lona & Jerry Risinger
Lamech & Michelle Waller
Jesse & Sandy Hudspeth
Claudia & Tommy McClelland
Eddie Earl Hudspeth
Frank & Debbie Hudspeth
Paul & Shannon Hudspeth
Harry & Shelly Hudspeth
Nina Joe & John

Nephew, Braden Garza

Preceded in death by:
Aunt, Shelia Windham Jones
Uncle, Joseph Windham
Grandparents, Sid & Christine Waller
Grandparents, Edd & Mavy Hudspeth

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


Betty Sue Mikesh, age 67, of Joaquin passed away early Sunday morning at Medical Center Hospital in Nacogdoches. Betty was of the Baptist faith.

Services will be held 2 PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Jody Hooper officiating, interment will be in the Old Home Cemetery in Center.

Betty Sue Mikesh is survived by:
Daughters:
Betsy Byrd and husband Jimmy of Carthage
Karen Herndon of Tenaha
Angel Baker of Joaquin
Sons:
Bubba Mikesh and wife Iva of Center
Marty Mikesh and wife Tammy R. of Timpson
15 Grandchildren
17 Great-Grandchildren

Ms. Mikesh's Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Betty was Preceded in death by:
Husband: Raymond Mikesh Sr.
Daughter: Janice Elizabeth Mikesh

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM, Monday, November 10, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Susan B. Page, 60, of Center, passed away November 10, 2008.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday November 13, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Father Jorge officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday evening at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 6, 1948 in Alton, Illinois to James Dale and Emma Iola (Cooper) Hendrickson. She was a travel agent for many years.

She is preceded in death by Her Husband, Whitfield “Whit” Page and Her Father, James Dale Hendrickson.

She is survived by:
Mother, Emma Hendrickson of Godfrey, Illinois
Sister, Margie Farley of Edwardsville, Illinois
2 Nieces:
Kelly and Megan

Number of Shelby County Friends

****You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com****
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Johnny “Old Grandpa” Fenley, age 74, of Megargel, Texas died Friday, November 7, 2008, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2008 in the chapel of Lunn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phillip Centers of Maplewood, Missouri, the Rev. Randy Lawson of Weatherford, Texas and the Rev. Lyndell Garrett of Eastland, Texas, officiating. Interment will follow in the Megargel Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.

Johnny was born February 15, 1934 in San Augustine, Texas to the late Elva Norris and Vollie Viola (Goodman) Fenley. He married Nelva Kellar on March 19, 1956 in Plainview, Texas. Johnny, Nelva and children would then make their home at various ports in California, Washington and Oregon. Johnny’ s military career in the Navy began as a Seaman Recruit on February 20, 1952. He began a 20year career of service to his country. His special duties would be a Mine Sweeping Boatswain’s Mate serving the following vessels and stations, NTC San Diego, California; USS Sumner County; SDiego Grupacresflt, San Diego, California; USS Cabildo; USS Esteem; USS Ruff; Headquarters 13th Naval District, Seattle, Washington; Fletragrp, San Diego, California; Nismf, Bremerton, Washington; Naval Facility Coos Head, Coos Bay, Oregon; and Naval Support Activity, Seattle, Washington. Johnny retired from the Navy in 1971 but continued to serve in the Fleet Reserves for the next 10 years. He and Nelva returned to Texas. They moved to Megargel, Texas in 1974 from Carthage. He worked as a driller and roughneck in the oilfield and as a carpenter. He was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Zeno and Billy J. Fenley and one sister, Thelma Hasty.

Survivors include his wife, Nelva Fenley of Megargel, Texas; one son, Johnny L. Fenley and very best friend Debbie Tegart of Megargel; one daughter, Donna Routon and husband Russell of Megargel; two brothers, Lamar Fenley and wife Frances of Gorman, Texas and Elton Fenley and wife Ruth of Center, Texas; one sister, Donna Gail Fenley of Amarillo, Texas; two grandchildren, Johnny B. “Rowdy” Routon and best friend, Ramona Prestridge of Olney, Texas and Katrina Routon and fiancé Matthew Dixon of Lubbock, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Johnny-Joe, Cissa, Blake, Graycen, Michael and Devin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2008 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 or to the American Cancer Society, 900 W. Edwards, Olney, Texas 76374.


11/08/08

Odell Armstreet, age 100, of Gary formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday November 8, 2008.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday November 11, 2008 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with Rodney Puryear officiating. Visitation will be Monday November 10, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 12, 1908 to Willie and Lura Wilburn. She was of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Willie and Lura Wilburn, Husband, Leonard Armstreet, Grandson, Danny Armstreet, Granddaughter, Marty Armstreet Walker, and Daughter-in-law, Syble Armstreet.

She is survived by:

Son, Hurshell Armstreet of Gary

Granddaughter, Brenda Armstreet of Gary

Grandson, Rickey Armstreet of Gary

Grandson, David Armstreet of Gary

10 Great-Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Online Guestbook may be sign at www.mangumfuneralhome.com. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


11/07/08

Maxie Ziesemer, 88, of Houston formerly of Center, passed away Friday
November 7, 2008.

Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday November 9, 2008 at Short Cemetery with Bro. John Bender officiating.

She was born March 21, 1920 to Amos and Lettie (Mills) Hughes. She was of the Methodist Faith. She graduated from Center High School in 1938 and attended Blinn Junior College. She worked in a shipyard in Long Island and Houston for over 35 years, she also worked as a receptionist for CWA and she was a worthy advisor for the Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Amos and Lettie Hughes, Husband, Herbert Ziesemer, and Son, Tony Lee Ziesemer.

She is survived by:
Brother, R.O. Hughes & wife Pat of Livingston
Granddaughter, Yvette Ziesemer-Girouard of League City
Daughter-in-law, Monica Ziesemer of Dayton
Nephew, Michael Hughes & wife Linda of Houston
2
Great-Nephews, Reece & Hunter Hughes of Houston

**Guestbook may be sign at www.mangumfuneralhome.com**
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


11/06/08

O.K. “Buddy” Hagler, 76, of Center, passed away Thursday November 6, 2008 at his home. He was born May 17, 1932 in Shelby County to Joe Oliver Hagler and Emma Mae Askew Hagler. Buddy was a retired USDA inspector, and had once served as Justice of the Peace of Precinct 2 in Shelby County, and also Commissioner for Precinct 2. Buddy was a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32, and the Sharon Temple Shrine

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, November 8 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 9 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine.

Survivors include:

Wife, Sue Hagler of Center

Son, Larry Hagler of Longview

Daughters:
Ginger Isch & husband Norman of Rosharon
Tina Vaughn of Center

Grandchildren:
Clint Cassell & wife Savannah
Ken Cassell & wife Cristy
Shane Hagler
Jesse Vaughn
Nickie Hagler
Star Hagler
Breann Hagler

Nine Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
James “Flip” Hagler of Shelbyville
Jack Hagler & wife Ann of Center

Sister, Bunchie Ross of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Joe Oliver Hagler and Emma Mae Askew Hagler
Son, Kenneth Alan Hagler
Grandson, Richard Neal Jordan
Sister, Berniece Eubanks

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


Ruthie Vaughn, 97, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday November 5, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday November 8, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with her Niece, Kaye Sims officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday November 7, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

She was born September 28, 1911 to Joseph Littleton “Lit” and Martha (Metcalf) Oswalt. She was a member of Huxley Pentecostal Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Lit and Martha Oswalt, 2 Husbands, Buford Permenter and T.C. “Tom” Vaughn, Sisters, Nannie Windham and Selma Owens, Brother, Aaron Oswalt, Infant Twins, Infant Sister and Infant Brother.

She is survived by:
Son:
James Paul Permenter & Fiance Jean Stidham of Orange
3 Granddaughters:
Paula Denise Williams & husband Damian of Negril, Jamica
Dana Schree Perales & husband Robert of Orange
Shelley Anne Manning & husband Douglas of Orange
Great-Grandchildren:
Nicole Gayle Ray & husband Adam of New Braunfels
Paige Nicole Perales of Orange
Shelby Renee Perals of Orange
Robert Paul Manning of Orange
Mason Cooper Manning of Orange
Brother and Sisters:
Bernice McGee of Minden
Genny Wiedermann of Dallas
Grace Moore & husband Jack of Montanna

Ann Permenter of West Virginia
Johnnie Dean & husband Victor of Huxley
Billy Windham of Cotton Valley, LA

Pallbearers:
Douglas Manning, Robert Perales, Keith Oswalt,
Steve Oswalt, Randy Oswalt, and Jamsie Owens
Honorary Pallbearer, Billy Windham

**Guestbook may be sign at www.mangumfuneralhome.com**
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


11/04/08

Addie Renfro, 97, of Center, passed away November 3, 2008 in Mineola. She was born August 15, 1911, in Center to Perry Eddins and Nancy McKenzie Eddins. Ms. Renfro was a charter memeber of Center United Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM, Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services wil be held at 10 AM, Friday, November 7, 2008 at Center United Pentecostal Church with Rev. M. H. Shubert, Rev. James Renfro, Rev. James Renfro Jr. and L.D. Eddins officiating. Graveside services will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Rev. Dan Castleberry and Rev. Brandon Looney officiating.

Survivors include:
Son, Rev. James Renfro of Mineola
Granddaughters: Pamela & husband Pete of Humble adn Jamie Barbaria of Mineola.
Grandson, Rev. James Renfro Jr. & wife Shelly of Longview
Eight Great-Grandchildren
Three Great-Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Allen Lewis Renfro
Sister, Ettat Elliott
Brothers, Lomar Eddins, Homer Eddins and Jimmy Eddins
Daughter in law, Peggy Renfro

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


James “Dennis” Miller, 49, of Center, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born July 25, 1959 in Houston of John D. Miller and Diane Morgan Miller.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 7 at Enterprise Cemetery in Shelby County with Harvie Lee Brown III officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Trentton Blake, Cody Lyons, Kevin Gore, Kevin Miller, Christopher Miller, A.J. Watkins and Albert Burrell.

Survivors include:

Spouse, Carole J. Hanlin of Houston

Son, Zachary Miller of Oklahoma

Nieces:
Kristy M. Day of Center
Amanda Williams of Center

Nephews:
Kevin Miller of Houston
Kevin R. Gore of Center

Step Daughters:
Donna Blake of Channelview
Abby Lyons & husband Charles of Channelview
Becky Langley & husband Lynn of Liberty


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


11/03/04

J. W. Ross, 88, of the Silas Community, Timpson, Texas, graveside service will be at 11 AM, Wednesday, November 05, 2008, at MT. Olive Cemetery with Orval Miller officiating. Mr. Ross passed away Monday, November 03, 2008, in Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Born August 14, 1920, in Vinita, Ok., he was the son of the late Wasker R. and Willie Lee (Rutherford) Ross. He and Laura Fisher were married on December 14, 1939, in Stilwell, Ok. Mr. Ross retired as a truck driver, having worked for Texaco. He was a member of Newbern and Timpson Masonic Lodges.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Laura Fisher Ross of Timpson; son, Jim Ross and wife Linda of Hallsville, Texas; 2 daughters Doris Griffith and husband Bob of Houston and Roberta Parker of Humble; 3 brothers, Sheridan Ross of Linden, Texas, Darrell Ross and Dale Ross, both of Westville, OK.5 sisters, Zella Shipley and Willodene Cooper, both of Westville, OK. Madeline Sylvester of Tahlequah, Ok. Joann Luper and Carolene Barlow, both of Watts, Ok. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren: La Donna Lacy, Terry Griffith, Tracie Parker, Jason Parker, Stuart Ross and Kevin Ross; 5 great-grandchildren: Jonathan Lacy, Samantha Lacy, Nikalas Brasher, Ross Reddick, and Payton Grace Parker; and special grandson, Ryan Golden.

In addition to his parents, J.W. was preceded in death by granddaughter, Sherri Ann Parker; son-in-law, John Parker; and 2 brother, Jerry L. Ross and Eugene Ross.

Visitation will be from 10 AM until service time on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Mt. Olive Cemetery Fund, 1644 CR 4210, Timpson, Texas 75975.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


11/01/08

Mildred Jane Wagstaff, 84, of Orange, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008 in Orange. She was born September 30, 1924 in San Augustine County, Texas to Marion Watson Henley and Ethal Mae Loggins Henley.
Mrs. Wagstaff retired from Orange Memorial Hospital where she was employed as a nurse. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday, November 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, November 3, 2008 at Dreka United Pentecostal Church in Dreka with Bro. Kerry Green, Bro. Edward McRae and Bro. W. W. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Reynolds Cemetery in Dreka.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Wayne Garsee and wife Yoya of Orange
Donny Garsee and wife Linda of Orange

Grandchildren:
Donna Rawlinson of Beaumont Melissa Clayton of Burleson
Keith Garsee of Los Angeles, CA Veronica Garsee of Plano
Colleen Posey of Mauriceville Malanie Hernandez of Nederland

Great-Grandchildren:
Daylan Garsee of Beaumont Olivia Rawlinson of Beaumont
Cameron Hernandez of Nederland Lexie Hernandez of Nederland
Kayleigh Hernandez of Nederland Brandi Posey of Mauriceville
Dakota Posey of Mauriceville

Sisters:
Elaine Antoon and husband Louis of Pascagula, Mississippi
Lois Braden of Goliad
Aline Wagstaff of Dreka

Brothers-in-law:
Earl Wagstaff and wife Louise of Dreka
Claude Martinez of Beaumont

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Marion and Ethel Henley
Husband, Homer “Bud” Wagstaff

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


Janice Wilde Cantrell, age 71, of Bay City, Tx. services will be held at 1 PM, Sunday, November 2, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Weaver Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Cantrell passed away in Bay CIty, Tx. on October 30, 2008

Born in Long Point, Tx. June 7, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Earnest Paul and Hattie (Foerster) Wilde. She received a Bachelor's Degree from Sam Houston State University and spent 30 years teaching math. Most of her teaching years were at C.E. King Jr. High School in Sheldon, Tx. She was married to Daniel Allen Cantrell on November 23, 1961.

Survivors include husband Daniel Allen "Buddy" Cantrell of Bay City; 2 daughters, Cindy Lewing and husband Ronnie of Galveston, Tx. and Paula Harness and husband Matt of Mesquite, Tx. 4 grandchildren; Jake Lewing, Sarah Lewing, Megan Harness and Brittany Harness. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son Samuel Allen Cantrell and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 2, from 11 AM until service time at 1 PM.

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


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10/31/08

Eula Frazier Haden: Graveside service for Eula Haden, age 98, of Timpson, Texas, will be at 10 AM, Saturday, November 1, 2008, in Weaver Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating. Mrs. Haden passed away October 30, 2008 in Center, Texas.

Born in Timpson, Texas, on October 22, 1910, Eula Frazier Haden was the daughter of the late Ike and Pearl(Culbertson) Frazier. She married C.D. "Moxie" Haden, and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of Highway Tabernacle.

Survivors include daughter Anne Haden Conway of Timpson, granddaughter Cheyanne Davis and husband Matt of Nacogdoches and great grandson Kainehn Davis. In addition to her parents and husband Moxie, she was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Ira Joe "Bert" Cartwright Lathan was born to the late Mae Cartwright and Elray "Joe" Lathan on May 13, 1966. He departed on October 26, 2008. He was a 1983 graduate of Shelbyville High School and a life long "shade tree" mechanic.

Services will be Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11 AM at Bennett Chapel.

He was preceeded in death by:
Sister, Jacqueline Lathan
Brother, George Gardner

He leaves to cherish his memory:
Children; Ashley Cartwright and Aaron Harris Cartwright

Sisters; Vanessa Lathan and Zebbra Riggans

Brothers; Rickey R Cartwright (Dorothy), Dalton "D J" Cartwright, Don Lathan, Charles Ray Lathan, and Jell Cartwright (Tessa).

God-Brother, Jamal Berry

Special Children; Chris Martin, Al Martin, and Sheena Norris

Grandchild, Ja'Kaden Hubbard

Aunts; Hattie Ree McClelland, Charlsey Fay Hall, Ella (Roy) Byndom, Lucille Bazille, Annie M Garrett, Donna (WC) Martin, Diann Sparks, Brenda (Jesus) Carrillo, Jewel (Calvin) Williams, Gladys (LW) Garrett

Uncles; J C (Betty) Lathan, Willie Ira (Clem) Lathan, Jackie (Ruthie) Lathan Sr, James (Ursala) Lathan, Truman (Queen) Cartwright, Howard Cartwright, Lawrence Cartwright, and Kerry Cartwright

Special Lady, Aneisha McClure

Special Friends; Jarvis Johnson, Andy Johnson, and Bruce Neworelan

A host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services are under the directions of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


10/30/08

Carlos Byron Billingsley: Funeral services for Carlos Byron Billingsley, age 72, of Timpson, Texas will be at 2 PM, Friday, October 31, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Dwayne Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Billingsley passed away October 30, 2008, surrounded by his family at his home in Timpson.

Born March 1, 1936, in Timpson, Carlos Byron Billingsley was the son of the late James Robert and Zella (Ramsey) Billingsley. He and Gwen hudson were married in the Wedgeworth Community of Shelby County on May 14, 1956. Byron worked as a mechanic for Brown & Root, Southern Pacific Railroad and CAPCO. He was a member of Timpson Church of Christ and trustee for Shady Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife Gwen Hudson Billingsley of Timpson; daughter Beth Andrews and husband Pete of Timpson; sister Nina Ruth Hughes of Center, Texas; 2 grandchildren: Dana and Kylie Andrews of Timpson. In addition to his parents, Byron was preceded in death by his brother, Kenny Billinglsey.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 30, 6-8 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


Vernon Wayne Johnson:
Services for Vernon Wayne Johnson, age 56, of Bullard, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 1, 2008 in the chapel of Stewart Family Funeral Home with Neil McClendon and James Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at Bullard Cemetery in Bullard under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at his home in Bullard. He was born on December 10, 1951 in Lufkin to Vernon and Georgia Johnson.
He attended Bethany College in Bethany, Oklahoma and graduated in 1972 from Nazarene Church Seminary in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Johnson was a certified Insurance Agent and worked for Sterling/AON Insurance Company as a salesman and then manager for five years. For four years, he was named Top Market Manager of Sterling Insurance and was a Round Table member for three consecutive years.

Mr. Johnson was a member of First Baptist Church in Neches and served as director of music.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Ray Johnson.

He is survived by a loving family including his wife, Toni Johnson of Bullard; his parents, Vernon and Georgia Johnson of Stuart, Virginia; a son, Jeffrey Wayne Johnson and wife Wendy of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; two daughters, Nicole Clark and husband Chant, Natalie Jones and husband Brad, both of Center; a step-daughter, Tina Hardaway of Houston; two sisters, Branita (Pug) Beeson and husband Leon of Temple and Donna Kay Zabodyn and husband Jeff of Elon, North Carolina; a brother, Rodney Glen Johnson and wife Sherry of Burlington, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Robbie Johnson of Houston; grandchildren Cayden Johnson, Cole Clark, Christian Clark, Brook Sadler, Britney Sadler, Whitney Harrod, Kennedie Smith, and Breanna Jones; and nephews Lloyd Baldridge of Austin and Jeffery Zabodyn of Elon, North Carolina.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Oliver, Jimmy Batchelor, Jerry Smitherton, Todd Thoene, John Lageman, J.D. Hart, and Dan Bridges. Honorary pallbearers will be the male employees of Sterling Insurance.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:30-8:00 PM on Friday, October 31, 2008 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.

Memorials in honor of Wayne Johnson may be made to Charlie Pack Tadpole Foundation, 7111 Bosque Blvd., Suite 207, Waco, Texas 76710.


10/29/08

Sharon Cockrell, 64, of Center, passed away Wednesday October 29, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday October 31, 2008 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Chaplain Kathy Norrid officiating. Visitation will be Friday October 31, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until service.

She was born March 25, 1944 to Leonard Leslie Hicks Sr. and Uzetta May Culbert. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Leonard and Uzetta Hicks, Husband, Charlie Moon and Sister, Sandra Davis

She is survived by:

2 Daughters:
Regina Curry of Center
Penny Reeves & husband Kenny of Gilmer

3 Grandsons:
Steven Turner & wife Nicole of Center
Lynn Johnson of Center
Mitchell Johnson of Center

2 Great-Grandchildren: River and Jordan Turner of Center

3 Brothers:
Donald Hicks & wife Elaine of Tenaha
Gary Hicks of Little Rock, Arkansas
Leonard Hicks Jr. of Ramana, CA

Pallbearers: Donald Hicks Sr., Gary Hicks, Leonard Hicks Jr., Jason Fulbright, Lynn Johnson, Leslie Hicks and Donald Hicks Jr.

You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Robbie (Jean) Mason, age 74, of Denton, Texas funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, November 1, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Sammy Eldredge officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Mason passed away on October 29, 2008, in Denton, Texas.

Born August 10, 1934, in Timpson, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Lena (Bogue) Williams. She attended Denton Lab School and on January 5, 1953, she married Bob Mason in Decatur, Texas. She was co-owner of Bob Mason Service Station and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Mason of Denton, daughter, Delia Mason Weiss and husband Richard of Plano, sister-in-law, Molena Carson and husband Charles, nieces, Linda Schertz and husband Terrry, Cecile Carson, Betty Sue Cowsert and husband Gulley, Belinda Castillo and husband Robert, nephew, Tom Carson and wife Shelley, and a large number of great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Mike Mason, 2 sisters, Julene Smith and Vicky Lynn Williams and brother, Gilbert Ray Williams.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 01, from 12:00 noon until service time at 2 PM.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


10/26/08

Johnnie Everett Courmier, age 37 of Center, passed away early Sunday morning at Shelby Regional Hospital. Johnnie was a member of the Center Bible Fellowship.

Services will be held 2 PM, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Ron Luman officiating. Interment will be in the Lone Cedar Cemetery in Center.

Johnnie Everett is survived by:

Wife: Leslie Courmier of Center

Daughters: Haley Courmier and Brittany Bailey both of Center.

Son: Josh Courmier of Center

Mother: Syble Courmier of Center

Johnnie was preceded in death by:
Father: Everett Courmier
Son: Michael Colby Emanis
Sister: Sherry Courmier


Allen Joe Hicks, Funeral services for Mr. Allen Joe Hicks, age 51 of Carthage Texas, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steven Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Old Prospect Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Hicks passed away on Sunday morning, October 26, 2008, in Tyler.

Allen Joe Hicks was born on April 27, 1957, in Dallas, Texas, the second son born to the marriage of A. J. and Jo Ann Johnson Hicks. He attended Carthage schools. He married Belinda Sheffer on July 3, 1982, in Marshall. In the late seventies and early eighties, Allen Joe worked for Carthage Muffler and Tire. In 1985, he established Allen Joe’s Muffler and Wrecker Service. For the past twelve years, he and his wife have owned the Corner Café in Deadwood and also Allen Joe and Sons Portable Buildings. Mr. Hicks was a member and past president of the Sons of the American Legion. He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, and fishing. He lived most of his life in the Carthage area, was of the Baptist faith, and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Allen Joe was a hard worker who loved his family dearly. He fought a hard battle with cancer for nearly two years. He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, David Ray Hicks and Robert Lee Hicks; and one uncle, Bobby Wayne Johnson.

Mr. Hicks is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Belinda Sue Hicks of Carthage; mother, Jo Ann Hicks of Carthage; two sons, Aaron Hicks and wife Bobbie of Carthage and Allen Joe Hicks, Jr. and wife Shannon of Chapel Hill; one daughter, Lisa Kay Brinkman and husband Chris of Carthage; two brothers, Thomas Dale Hicks and wife Rebecca Kaye and Mark Hicks and wife Jamie all of Carthage; four grandchildren, Shelby Chevelle Meshelle, Maranda Katelynn Meshelle, Emilee Grace Hicks, and Bailee Madison Hicks; and three step-grandchildren, Trevor Yaste, and Hunter and Austin Burney; one uncle Vernon Johnson of Dallas; mother-in-law, Vida Decker of Greenwood; four sisters-in-law, Sharon Gunstream of Shreveport, Vickie Carter of Marshall, Lisa Spraberry and husband Terry of Marshall, and Johnette Decker of Greenwood; and two special life long friends, Larry Joe Davis and Charles Whitley. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends also survive Mr. Hicks.

Serving as pallbearers are Richard Anderson, Sherman Spradley, James Boykin, Bobby Malone, Jimmy Cameron, Mike Morris, and Michael Harrison. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Larry Joe Davis, Charles Whitley, Bobby Taylor, and John Wayne Thompson.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701 or Old Prospect Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Marie Ivy, 138 CR 4662, Carthage, TX 75633. A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


10/23/08

Fronie Moore, 79 of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday October 23, 2008 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday October 26, 2008 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Ray Eastridge & Bro. Bobby Warr officiating, burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday October 25, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home starting at 4:00 p.m.

She was born March 20, 1929 to Frank and Iva (Scarborough) Denby. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Frank and Iva Denby and Husband, John Moore.

She is survived by:
Daughter and Son-in-law:
Shirley and Ski Koltonski of Shelbyville

Grandsons:
John Koltonski and wife Summer of Shelbyville
Matt Koltonski and wife Crystal of Center
Chris Koltonski of Shelbyville
Cade Koltonski of Shelbyville

4 Sisters:
Mae Davis and husband Buck of Center
Merle Farmer and husband Jack of Shreveport, Louisiana
Ola Belle Arney of Adrian, Missouri
Annie Ruth Coots of Cleveland

Brother-in-law:
Waymon Moore of Shelbyville

Sisters-in-law:
Syble Jernigan of Shelbyville
Verna Snider of Center
Gloria Moore of Shelbyville

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

Pallbearers: Lynn Davis, Howard Davis, Lynn Raymond, Jerry Raymond, Prentice Hendricks & George Warren

Online Guestbook may be signed at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Alice Clark Johnson, age 95, of Center, Texas, services will be at 10:30 AM, Saturday, October 25, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. Mrs. Johnson passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008 in Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Born November 29, 1912 in the Huber Community of Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Cossie Lee and Cynthia Della (Ramsey) Clark. She was married to Hoyle Johnson who preceded her in death in 1968. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Marie Humphries and husband Jamses of Center, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Alice Johnson was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

Visitation will be 5-8 PM, Friday, October 24, 2008, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 2039 CR 1470, Timpson, Texas 75975

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


10/21/08

Mrs. Alva Harris Ingram, age 95 of the Woods Community in Panola County, Texas, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jessie Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Woods Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Ingram passed away on Monday night, October 20, 2008, at her home in the Woods Community.

Alva Harris Ingram was born on January 18, 1913, in Beckville, Texas, the last of nine children born to Alford and Elizabeth Shaw Harris. Mrs. Ingram graduated from Beckville High School with the class of 1931. She married Wallace Vincent Ingram on January 2, 1933, in Beckville, Texas and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage before his death on March 27, 1985. Mrs. Ingram lived all of her life in Panola County and was a member of Woods United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Reverend Edward James Harris, Matthew Harris, Reverend Chester Eugene Harris, Dallas D. Harris, Willie Gay Harris, and Odus Joseph Harris; and two sisters, Tommie Pearl Harris and Ettie Bell Harris.

Mrs. Ingram is survived by two sons, Don V. Ingram and wife Julie of Dallas, Texas and Steve B. Ingram and wife Alice of Longview, Texas; five grandchildren, Alice Ingram Mattox and husband Michael of Little Rock, Arkansas, Tiffany J. Ingram of Austin, Texas, Brandyce Ann Ingram of Los Angeles, California, Stephen B. Ingram, Jr. of Brea, California, and Suzanne Ingram Lizza and husband Allen of Longview, Texas; and two great-granddaughters, Ali Ingram Mattox of Little Rock, Arkansas and Ashley Nicole Lizza of Longview, Texas. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends also survive Mrs. Ingram.

Serving as pallbearers are Ralph Funk, Jim Nisbett, Jerry Harris, Michael W. Mattox, Allen Lizza, and Stephen B. Ingram, Jr. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Dallas Harris, Reverend Bill Harris, Robert Nisbett, and Claris B. Haden.

Mrs. Ingram was quite active in the Woods United Methodist Church and other community services related to the church. If desired, memorials may be made to the Woods United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 511, Carthage, Texas 75633 or the Woods Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Kittie Pitts, 342 County Road 410, Gary, Texas 75643.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


10/20/08

Dorothy Palmer, age 88 of Center, passed away Monday Oct. 20, 2008 at her home in Center. Services will be 10:00 am ~ Friday Oct. 24, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Rosary will be Thursday following visitation at 7:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home with Father Jose Luis officiating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She was born August 22, 1920 in Port Arthur to parents, Paul & Ada (Talbot) Abshire. She was a member of the St. Therese Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her Step Mother Bertha Abshire, Brother, Abbie Paul Abshire and Sister, Agnes Arnold.

She is survived by:

Husband, Delbert Palmer of Center

2 Sons:
Jack Palmer of Center
Kenneth Palmer & wife, Ella of Houston

Grandchildren:
Jack Palmer & wife, Kim of San Antonio
Sarah Shires & husband, Stephen of Center
Jason Palmer of Austin
Sam Palmer of Austin

Great-Grandchildren:
Ryan Palmer of Tenaha
Scarlett & Savannah Shires of Center

4 Brothers:
A.J. Abshire & wife, Margo of Village Mills
Charles W. Abshire & wife, Betty of Pasadena
Linwood James Abshire & wife, Joan of Lumberton
Louis Edward Abshire & wife, Jeanette of Pt. Neches

Pallbearers:
Sam Palmer, Stephen Shires, Matthew Mettauer, Joe Bill Mettauer, Scotty Fleming & Jackie Fountain
Honorary Pallbearer, Bob Warr
You may sign the online guestbook at www.mangumfuneralhome.com. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


10/17/08

Spc. Cory Joseph Bertrand, 18 of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2008 while serving in the U.S. Army in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan during his tour of duty.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday October 23, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Boster officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville with full military honors.
Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 15, 1989 in Opelousas, LA. He joined the military in January 2007. He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division; assigned to Fort Hood. Spc. Bertrand was awarded numerous medals and ribbons, among them are the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart

He is survived by:

Mother and Step Father:
Charlotte and Matt Allen of Center
Father:
Ernie Nelams of Scott, LA

Special Friend:
Valerie Tarver of Huntington

Brother, Austin Nelams of Center
Step Brothers:
Luc and Zane Allen of Center
Step Sisters:
Whitnee and Sydnee Allen of Center

Grandparents:
Mable and the late Ezra Bertrand of Palmetto, LA
Rose and the late Bill Nelams
Johnny and Lillian Allen of Center

Aunts:
Melissa Bertrand
Kim Nelams

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Relatives, Friends and his fellow Brothers in Arms

**Guestbook may be sign at www.mangumfuneralhome.com**
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Glaython Esther Bussey, age 89, of Elkhart, Texas, graveside service will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, October 19, 2008, in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Mrs. Bussey passed away October 16, 2008, in Palestine, Texas.

Born in Lufkin, Texas on July 2, 1919, Glaython Bussey was the daughter of the late Thomas Elmer and Eula(Bussey) Galbreath. She was married to Zannie Lee Bussey, and he preceded her in death on February 25, 1976. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson.

Glaython is survived by two daughters, Loretta Tolar and Janet Wagstaff, both of Elkhart, Texas.

She is survived by 5 Grandchildren: Darren Bush, Kevin Bush, Jodi Wages and husband Jeremy, Cheryle Nitsch adn Jay Wagstaff.
3 Great Grandchildren: Lauren Darden, Colton Darden and Austin Wagstaff.
Several Nieces adn 1 Nephew

In addition to her parents and husband, Glaython was preceded in death by an infant son, 2 sisters Gladys Wedgeworth and Ardath Bailey and 1 brother Thomas Galbreath.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 19, 12 Noon until 1:30 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


10/15/08

Douglas Wayne Smith, 66, of Center, passed away October 15, 2008 at his home. He was born December 7, 1941 in Shelby County to Homer E. Smith and Velma O. Luman Smith. Douglas was a 1965 graduate of Texas A&M, and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 16 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, October 17 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mervin Scott and Bro. Don Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Valerie O. Smith of Clifton, Virginia

Mother, Velma O. Smith of Center

Sisters:
Betty Sue McSwain & husband Gene of Deadwood
Jeanene Porter & husband Danny of Deadwood
Linda Scott & husband Mervin of Deadwood

Brother, Gene Edward Smith & wife Mila of Center

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

Preceded in death by:
Father, Homer “Jack” Smith
Sister, Kathy Smith

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


Logan Andrew Cole, 11 days old, of Huxley, passed away Monday, October 13, 2008 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He was born October 2, 2008 in Nacogdoches to Bryce Elliott Cole and Laura Elizabeth Hendricks Cole.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 18 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating.

Survivors include:

Parents, Bryce Elliott and Laura Hendricks-Cole of Huxley

Brother, Zachary Riley

Grandparents, Shannon Hendricks of Muenster
Joan Allen of Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Garold & Patricia Cole of Dudley, Massachusetts

Step Grandmother, Pam Hendricks of Muenster

Great Grandparents:
O.L. & Bonnie Hendricks of Huxley
Ronnie Bush of Porter
Bradford Cole of Delmar, New York

Great Great Grandmother, Betty DuBose of Cleveland

Aunts & Uncles:
Jennifer & Robert Oury of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Christy Hendricks of Huxley
Andrew Cole of Boston, Massachusetts
Brandon Hendricks of DeKalb
Mitchell Hendricks of Muenster

Also a large extended family and many family friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandmother, Yvette Hendricks
Great Grandmother, Janice Bush
Great Grandmother, Harriet Saunders-Cole
Great Grandmother, Louise Corbett
Great Grandfather, Hal Corbett

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


Bruce Martin, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday October 13, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday October 16, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham, Bro. Jamie Lindley, Bro. Robert Lindley and Bro. B.J. Windham officiating. Masonic Graveside will follow at Sample Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Wednesday October 15, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home from
5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

He was born August 25, 1947 to Quillon Oswell Martin and Lessie (Bridges) Martin. He was a member of the New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church of Shelbyville, he was a member of the Shelbyville Volunteer Fire Department and he was also a member of the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge. He was employed at Shelbyville ISD. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Ouillon and Lessie (Bridges) Martin and his Brother-in-law, Tommy Hardy.

He is survived by:
Wife: Vickie Sample Martin of Shelbyville
Sons:
Allen Sean Martin of San Marcos
Kevin Heath Martin and wife Renee of North Carolina
Daughter: Jennifer J. Ford of Shelbyville
Sister: Margaret Hardy of Martinsville

Brother: Lamar Martin and wife Kay of Martinsville
Brother-in-law:
David Lindley and wife Barbara of Shelbyville,
David Sample and wife Sandi of Center
Grandchildren: Cheyenne Ford, Jesse Martin, Dylan Martin, Victoria Ford and John Austin Ford
3 Nieces and 6 Nephews
Host of great nieces and nephews

Pallbearers will be the Shelbyville Vol. Fire Dept. and Jamie Hagler
Honorary Pallbearer, Gene Vail

In Leiu of Flowers Family Requests that Donations be made to the Shelbyville Vol. Fire Dept. P.O. Box 226, Shelbyville, Texas 75973


***Guestbook can be sign at www.mangumfuneralhome.com****
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


10/11/08

Mary Eloise Lahti, age 64 of Center passed away early Saturday morning at her home.

Services will be held 10 AM, Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. D.J. Dickerson officiating interment will be at the Antioch Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Lahti, is survived by:
Daughter: Deborah Odum of Magnolia
3 Grandchildren: Johna Recane, Crystal Odum, and Raymond JoNathon Odum
2 Great Grandchildren: Skylar Tinkle and Mackenzie
Sisters: Sue Pilgrim and hsuband Richard of Blanco and Evelyn Green and husband Huey of Center.
Brothers: Larry Dale Jones and wife Velma of Center, Larry Eugene Jones and wife Patsy of Center and Donald Jones of Center.
Aunts: Francis Reynolds of Center and Kozette Oates of Center.

Ms. Lahti was preceded in death by:
Parents: Eiland and Estell Jones
Husband: John Lahti
Brother: James Jones


10/08/08

Dorothy Mae Forbis age 79 of Milam passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at her residence.

Services will be 10:00 am Friday, October 10, 2008 at New Hope Baptist Church in Milam with Bro. Ric Martinez and Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Milam. Visitation will be Thursday October 9, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

She was born December 25, 1928 in Arkansas to parents, Brown & Sally Chandler.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Brown & Sally Chandler, Brothers, A.R. Chandler, J.W. Chandler & J.B. Chandler, Sisters, Helen Marie Chandler, Ruth Brown & Dorothy Faye Chandler, Daughter-in-law, Becky Forbis and Grandson, James Ray Forbis.

She was a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church in Milam where she was a nursery worker for many years. She was also a member of the VFW Auxillary in Hemphill for many years.

She is survived by:
Husband, Raymond Forbis of Milam
3 Sons:
James Forbis of Milam
Kenneth Forbis & wife, Ann of Jacinto City, Texas
Michael Forbis & wife, Sharon of Jacinto City, Texas
Adopted-Son, Norris Bell Forbis of Slidell, LA.
Sister, Betty Forsyth & husband, Buck of Trinity, Texas
Brother-in-law, Bro. Jack Forbis & wife, Dorothy of Timpson
Grandchildren:
Jason Forbis of Milam
Rusty Forbis & wife, Amy of Swansboro, North Carolina
Jean-Anne Forbis of Houston
Roxanna Lebron-Riccitelli & husband, Rick of New Braunfels, Texas
Kevin Forbis of Ft. Worth
Patsy Stanfield & husband, Jimmy of Houston

Pallbearers: Bob Lyle, Shannon Wilburn, Bill Turner, George Cox, John Dickson & Joe Osborne

You may sign the online guestbook at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


James Felton Bowman, 74, of Center, passed away Tuesday October 7, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday October 10, 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Hamlin, Texas with Bro. James Brigham officiating. Burial will follow at Hamlin Memorial Cemetery in Hamlin, Texas.

He was born February 19, 1934 to James Peyton and Flora (Irick) Bowman.

He is preceded in death by Parents, James P. & Flora Bowman,
Wife, Mary Ellen “Dolly” Bowman, Brother, Bill Bowman, Sisters, Doris Jones & Viva Ann Bowman Brother-in-law, Al Cleveland and Granddaughter, Lauren Selby.

He is survived by:
4 Daughters:
Lynda & Bobby Younts of George West, Texas
Darla & Billy Matthews of Boerne, Texas
Dana & Royce Selby of Pleasanton, Texas
Chelsea & John Henry Holloway of Center, Texas
Grandchildren:
Jeff, Jason, Jennifer, Jon & Jessica Younts
Jade Fojtik & Holly Meyer
Candace Selby
Logan & Lance Holloway
Great Grandchildren:
Garrett & Landon Younts
Georgia & Cole Younts
Austin Meyer
2 Sisters:
Imogene Cleveland of Hamlin
Jessydean & Monroe Tabb of McCauley
Brother-in-law, Bill G. Jones
Sister-in-law, Jean Bowman
Pallbearers:
Bob Tabb, Eric Tabb, Jim R. Bowman, Bill L. Jones,
Jeff Younts, Jason Younts, Jon Younts and Brent Meyer

**In Lieu of Flowers the family requests that donations may be made to the Charity of your choice**
****Guestbook can be sign at www.mangumfuneralhome.com****
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


10/07/08

Georgia Rebecca "Becky" Wimberly Kelly, of Houston, Texas passed away October 6, 2008. Becky was born August 30, 1944, to Alva and Rachel Wimberly. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all she met; she was a beloved educator for over 30 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by:
H er loving husband of 45 years, Authur "Sandy" Kelley
Daughter: Kimberly Karyl Kelley Stong and husband Christopher
Son: Wesley Michael Kelley and wife Kimberly
Grandchildren: Alana Kelley Strong, Trevor Alan Strong, Grace Ann Kelley, and Vivian Lee Kelley
Sister: Carol Regina "Jean" Wimberley Outlaw
And numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at Klein Funeral Home, Champion Forest.
The funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday at Klein Funeral Home, Champion Forest.
The burial will be 4:00 PM Friday at WImberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Cy Fair Cancer Center, 10650 Steeple Top Dr. Houston, Texas 77065.

Additonal information: Visitation at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Friday October 10, 2008 from 2 pm- 3pm


Otis O. Sanders, Sr., 85, of Center, passed away Monday, October 6, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born September 26, 1923 in Longville, Louisiana to Sam Sanders and Ruby Earl Miller Sanders. Otis proudly served his country during WWII, the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam. He retired as a master Chief Petty Officer and was a lifetime member of the VFW.

As per his request, Mr. Sanders has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 9 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife, Maggie Sanders of Center

Children:
Donna Sanders of Bedford
Ronnie Sanders & wife Karen of Euless
Elaine Ellis & husband Mike of Richardson
Sam Sanders & wife Deann of Friendswood
Otis Sanders, Jr. & wife Susan of Round Rock

Grandchildren:
Lisa Sanders, Stephen Sanders, Sarah Sanders, Rebecca Ellis, Vanessa Ellis, Jeff Ellis, Kami Sanders, Austin Sanders, Kaitlyn Sanders and Emily Sanders

Great Grandchildren:
Tony Martinez, Destiny Martinez, Carmen Martinez, Lauren Sanders, Austin Sanders and Abigail Ellis

Special nephew & niece, Jack & Susan Harris

Also numerous expanded family and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Wives, Betty, Dorothy and Ruth
Parents, Sam Sanders & Ruby Earl Miller Sanders
Son, Johnnie Sanders
Daughter, Linda Sanders
Sister, Lorene Wilson
Brother, Preston Ray

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and the American Cancer Society.

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


10/05/08

Lee Elvin “Roundman” Hickson, 72 of Timpson passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008 in a Nacogdoches hospital. Mr. Hickson was born August 5, 1936 in Kaufman to Luther Edwin Hickson and Dorothy Fay Thomas Hickson. He was retired from the steel fabricating industry where he was employed as a supervisor.

Visitation will held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 7 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 8 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Chad Arnold, Benny Martin, Jimmy Wren, Jody Wren, Joe Lynn Bruton, Darrin Rushing and Jay Thompson.

Survivors include:

Daughters;
Janet Lea Trevathan and husband Kevin of Lufkin
Teresa Fay Johnson and husband David of Montgomery

Grandchildren;
Tiffany Lee Clifton and husband Bobby
Jimmy Harvey III
Shawn Allen Pulley
Donnie Lee Johnson
Ashley Renee Jackson and husband Brad Rachel Johnson

Great Grandchildren;
Cassidy Lee Ann Clifton
Brittany Nicole Pulley
Kaylee Brooke Jackson
Sierra Marie Pulley

Brother, Perry Wayne Hickson

Sisters;
Jean Whitley
Gail Arnold
Glenda Stewart

Sister-in-law, Kathleen Wren

Brother-in-law, Manuel Blos Dixon, Jr.

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Luther Edwin Hickson and Dorothy Fay
Thomas Hickson
Wife, Rachel Hickson

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


Leo W. Clark, 69, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008 in Beaumont. He was born September 24, 1939 in Center to Charles Edward Clark and Ida Vera Samford Clark. Mr. Clark was employed in the construction business. He was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, October 5 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, October 6 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Wife, Debbie Clark of Center

Son, Anthony Clark and wife Angela of Center

Daughter, Stephanie Clark of Longview

Grandchildren; Leigh Anne Cartwright and husband Kenyata of Shelbyville
Jessica Clark of Center
Ryan Youngblood of Nacogdoches

Great Grandchildren: X’Zavier, Kayden & Yozman Cartwright

Sister, Elsie Lee McDaniel of Center

Brother, Brady Clark of Center

Brothers-in-law: Ricky Keyes and wife Ginger
Terry Keyes and wife Pattie

Sisters-in-law, Iva Houp and husband Kent

Special Aunt, Glenda Smith and husband Joe B.

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Charlie and Ida Clark
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, O.D. and Hazel Keyes
Brother and Sister-in-law, Elton and Mozelle Clark
Sister, Cleo Clark
Brother, Delton Clark
Sister-in-law, Dorothy Clark
Brother-in-law, Sam McDaniel
Two very special nephews, Vance Bradley McDaniel and Larry Brent Clark

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


Regina Kay Haessly, 52, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008. She was born January 30, 1956 in Nacogdoches to Bobby George Parrish, Sr. and Frances Marie McBroom Parrish. Kay was currently employed in the construction business but had previously been employed at Center Country Club for a number of years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am, Monday October 6 to 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 7 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 7 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Ferrell Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Angela Marie Haessly and fiance’ Shawn of Center

Sons: Justin Carl Haessly of Center

Father of children, Johnny Carl Haessly of Center

Grandchildren; Jayden Burse, Jordan Burse and Tre Burns

Sister, Karen Whitaker and husband Brad of Nacogdoches

Special Family, Cristy & Louie Cooper, and their children Lainee Cooper &
Mikayla Williford

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bobby George Parrish, Sr. and Frances Marie McBroom Parrish
Brother, Bobby George Parrish, Jr.
Mother-in-law, Jackie Sanford

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


10/03/08

LaVada Wallace Teas, 80, of Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008. She was born September 14, 1928 in Shelby County to Frank Wallace and Flossie Mae Pate Wallace. Mrs. Teas worked for many years as a certified nurse's aide. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, October 4 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 5 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sammy Eldridge officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Carolyn Ferro & husband William of Nacogdoches

Sons:
Jeffrey Doster & Jimmy Doster

Grandson, Steven Joseph Kelley and wife Tiannna, of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

Granddaughter, Dawn Marie Kelley Keith and husband Doug of Rockwall

Five Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Margaret Adams of Lufkin
Marquette Oliver & husband Olin of Center
Sue Hagler & husband Buddy of Center

Marsha Askew of Nederland

Brothers:
Bud Wallace & wife Billie of Center
Joe Wallace & wife Elaine of Joaquin

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Herschel Doster
Husband, Johnny Teas
Brother, Jesse Franklin Wallace

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


10/01/08

Marrio Cloudy - Funeral services for Mr. Marrio Gene Cloudy will be held, Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Triumph The Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center, Texas.

Survived by Parents: Arthur and LaVarie Cloudy
Sister: Courtney Cloudy- Joaquin, Texas
Brothers: Curtis (Babe) Stewart Cloudy (Akeisha)- Lacey Washington
Rashad Cloudy - Joaquin, Texas
Pante' Standley- Colorado Springs, Colorado
Kervin Goodwin- Orange, Texas
3 nephews and 2 nieces
Host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Jenkins Funeral Home in Mansfield La. is in charge of the services.


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9/30/08

Beverly Jones Campbell, 52, of Livingston, formerly of Center, passed away Monday, September 29, 2008 in an automobile accident. She was born March 14, 1956 in Abilene to J.B. Price and Shirlene Moore Price. Beverly was of the Assembly of God Faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 2 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, October 3 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Joey White, Donald Hicks, David Yates, Jason Jackson, Allen Hicks and Chris Moore.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Stephanie Moore of Lufkin
Brandy Moore of Lufkin

Son, Ryan Moore & wife Cigi of Huffman

Grandchildren:
Britani Moore, Cassidi Moore, Destini Moore, Savannah Martin, Chase Moore and Ayden Moore.

Parents, Bobby & Shirlene Jones

Sisters:
Pam White of Center
Wendy Hicks & husband Donald of Joaquin

Special Friend, Phillip Podzielny of Florida

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Brother, Kenneth Price
Sister, Terry Jones

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


James Lee Gardner, passed away September 25, 2008. Mr. Gardner was born, December 25, 1930.

Left to cherish his memories, wife, Bonnie Hubbard, 5 siblings, 3 sisters Corrine Lacey of Houston, Texas; Gladys Faye Key, of Tucson, Arizona; Betty Joyce Gardner, of Center, Texas and 2 Brothers, Tom Gardner, of Shelbyville, Texas and Lucky Boy Gardner, of Center. 17 Childrens the late Shawn Gardner of Center, Texas. Jesse, EShawn, JoAnn Gardner of Houston, Texas; Samuel Gardner of Nacogdoches, Texas; Sabrina Bellard of Port Arthur, Texas; Sunny James; Annie Gardner; Sharon(Roy) Daniels; Cynthia (Randy) Calhoun; Deon; Machelle; Tristin Gardner; Brenda; LaBonnie Gardner; Renord Gardner; Mark Hubbard; all of Center, Texas.
8 Stepsons and daughters; James (Chenetta) Lowe; Varonica (Pluck); Charles (Bubba); Murray Johnson(Shoo-Boo); LyShyKeitha (Nutt); Michael, Terry Jackie Hubbard of Center, Texas.

Visitation Friday 03 October 2008 at Hicks Funeral Home, beginning at 7:00pm concluding at 9pm.
Services Saturday 04 October 2008 at Triumph Church 804 Daniels Street, beginning at 11:00am.


Norma Cannon Jordon, age 83, of Beaumont,(formerly of Center)

Visitation will be 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Friday, October 3rd at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services are 2:00 pm, Friday at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
More to follow.


Verna Joy Ratcliff was born on September 13, 1922, to Viola and Charlie Moore. She confessed her love for Christ at an early age and was baptized. Her walk with Christ started at East Liberty Baptist Church where she was a member all of her life. She served as the Women's Sunday School teacher and a member of the Mission Ministry.

She was married to Wilson Ratcliff in 1945 and to this union four children were born. Her husband and son, Willie George, preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory:
Two Sons:
Willie Glenn Ratcliff (Shirley), and Percy Howard Ratcliff all of Center, Texas.
One Daughter, Carolyn Kay Mosley (Jackie) of Houston, Texas
A Daughter in law, Josephine Ratcliff,
One Special Cousin, Billie Ray White, whom she considered a brother and
Ten Grandchildren,
Sixteen Great-Grandchildren and
A Host of Nieces and Other Relatives and Friends.


9/29/08

Jerry Wayne Kennon age 69 of Center passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.

Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carrol Jones officiating, burial will follow at Spanns Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 27, 1939 to Charles “Slim” Kennon & Mary Eaves Kennon. He was a car salesman for Parker Bros. Motor Co. for 19 years, then Sales Manager for Piney Forest Wood Products for more than 20 years. Mr. Kennon was a member of East Side Baptist Church and a Lifetime member of Amvets Post #2 serving in the United States Army. He was an Endowed Master Mason of Walter M. Pierson # 1339. Jerry loved the outdoors and was an Endowed member of the Attoyac Hunting Club.

Mr. Kennon is survived by his wife Mary Kennon of Center, 3 Daughters: Rochelle Wilson & husband David of Martinsville, Mary Bronwyn of Dallas, and Katha Thomas & husband, Billy of San Antonio, 5 Grandchildren: Chalon Melton, Treston Wilson, Kirby Wilson, Preston Thomas & Mary Peyton Thomas, 1 Brother, Tom Fitzgerald of Joaquin and 1 Sister, Ann Baker of Kokomo, Indiana.

Pallbearers: Joe Oliver, Thomas Oliver, Randy Scates, Curtis Eaves, John Jernigan and Fred Borders.

Honorary Pallbearers: Attoyac Hunting Club Committee Members: Chris Battles, Kirk Battles, Spencer Battles, Johnny Box, Dean Brown, Thomas Christian, Freddie Courtney, Paul Cox, Bill Crocker, Toni Davis, Gary Farrell, Larry Hayes, Jack Hearne, Jeffery King, Buddy King, Jay Lackey, Kevin McSwain, Dennis Rice, Randy Scates & David Wilson.

In lieu of flowers and donations may be made to MD Anderson Center, Houston, Texas and LifeCare Hospice Memorial Fund, Nacogdoches, Texas.

A Guestbook may be signed online at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


Elizabeth Adkins, 63, of Center, Texas formerly of Dingess, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2008 at a Nacogdoches, Texas hospital after an extended illness.

She was born April 26, 1945 in Dingess, West Virginia, to Emery Bryant and Ida Wyley Bryant.

Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, September 30 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jonathon Munoz, Jesse Loera, Daniel Godwin, Jaimie Bryant, Scott Bryant and Seth Thatcher.

Survivors include:
Children:
Charlena Gail Rodriguez of North Carolina
Moses Jay Adkins of Texas
Richard Ernest Adkins of Iowa
Melissa Lea Laguna of Texas
Lisa Michele Martinez of North Carolina

Sisters:
Gladys Kozree of Ohio
Jackie Thatcher of West Virginia
Doris June Bryant of West Virginia
Nellie Jane Hensley of West Virginia

Brothers:
David Bryant of Ohio
Frank Bryant of West Virginia
Kenneth Bryant of North Carolina

Eleven Grandchildren, Nine Great Grandchildren

Also a host of relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Emery and Ida Bryant
Brothers, Bryant, Walter Bryant and Charles Bryant
Sisters, Emily Ann Meeks, Rosella Newsome and Carol Sue Marcum
Grandson, Armondo David Rodriguez

Special thanks and love to her sisters, and to Doris, Jackie, family, friends, doctors and nurses who helped in her care. You will be missed and loved, forever in our hearts. We love you, Mom (Liz) (Lib). Take your place in heaven and sing on.

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


Mr. Edward Cason Newton, 34 of Lumberton passed away Friday, September 26, 2008.

Mr. Newton's father-in-law is James Neil Cannon and wife Donna Kay of Shelbyville, Texas.

Edward will be buried at Connon Cemetery in Shelbyville, 2:00 pm, September 30, 2008

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.


9/26/08

Pamela Sue Wood - Service for Mrs. Pamela Sue Box Wood, 50, of Nacogdoches will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Laird Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Sevar of Calvary Baptist Church and the Rev. Glenn Morton of Pine Park United Pentecostal Church officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Pamela was born March 5, 1958, in Nacogdoches, the daughter of the late W.O. Box and Sue J. Bobo Box-Redfield.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a homemaker. Pamela was a loving mother and was greatly admired in the community, and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Pamela is survived by her husband, John C. Wood of Nacogdoches; her mother, Sue J. Bobo Box-Redfield of Nacogdoches; two sons, John Christopher Wood and wife, Christy Lyn, of Nacogdoches and Chad Clayton Wood and wife, Jamie Alyssa, of Nacogdoches; one brother, David Glenn Box and wife, Cindy, of Huntington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Wood is preceded by her father, W.O. Box; and a brother, Ronald Box. Pallbearers will be John C. Wood, Chad Wood, Brandon Wood, Matt Wood, Tony Wood, Mitch Kemp, Jerry Lewis and Chris Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Wood, David Box and David Rousse. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2008, at Laird Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Commercial Bank for Breast Cancer Research in honor of Pam and her courageous battle. Laird Funeral Home.


Mary Lou Miller, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, September 26, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born April 8, 1928 in Huxley to Willis Brittain and Tennie Buckley Brittain. Ms. Miller was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, September 27 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 28 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Luke Garrett, Bro. Wayne Bickley and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Yvonne O’Rear & husband Sammy of Huxley

Son, Tommy Miller of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Craig O’Rear & wife Suzanne of Huxley
Daniel O’Rear & wife Emilie of Huxley
Wade O’Rear of Huxley
Susan Miller of Center
Tami Cole & husband Carlton of Huxley

Great Grandchildren:
Olivia O’Rear of Huxley
Evan O’Rear of Huxley

Sister, Avis Moss & husband Barney of Joaquin

Brother, J.I. Brittain & wife Pauline of New Mexico

Brother-in-Law, Larkin Miller & wife Vera of Austin

Special Friend, Ima Nell Vaughn of Huxley

Also numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Leo Miller
Son, Lonnie Miller
Sisters, Cora Mae Cruse & Marie Goings
Brothers, Davis Brittain & Tye Brittain
Sister-in-Law, Artie B. Alford

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


9/25/08

Melvin George Clark, 59, known by a lot of his friends as Cowboy, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2008. He was born November 20, 1949 to Annie Mae & Marlin Clark.

He worked in sheetrock from the age of 15 and worked in that profession until the year 2000. To be closer to his children and grandchildren, he became a ranch foreman in the Texas Hill Country of Blanco. He had a great love for the outdoors and animals, especially horses. He was a wonderful father and grandfather. It was a privilege to have him in our lives and he will be deeply missed.

At the family’s request, Mr. Clark has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 27 at Sardis Pentecostal Church in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Children:
Geneva Kay Clark Kennedy and husband Steve of Blanco
Brandy Greenbaum and husband John of Houston
Jimmy Clark and wife Mary

Step Children:
Janie Stephenson
Billy Fain and wife Jennifer

Grandchildren:
Geneva's & Steve Kennedy's children: Kyle Ross Sowell, Megan Michelle Sowell, Brittney Ann Sowell, Blake Kennedy, Jarrod Kennedy

Brother, Ted Clark of Nacogdoches

Sister, Lanora Cowart and husband James

Aunts:
Zannie Gay Belrose Center
Margie Hinton of Joaquin Texas

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Doreen Clark
Parents, Annie Mae & Marlin Clark

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


Mrs. Eunice Nelson
October 31, 1911 – September 25, 2008

Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Nelson, age 96 of Center, Texas formerly of Carthage will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy D. Pyles officiating. Interment will follow at Waldrop Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Nelson passed away on Thursday morning, September 25, 2008 in Center, Texas.

Eunice Black Nelson was born on October 31, 1911 in Center, Texas to Sidney J. Black and Sarah P. “Sallie” Forbis Black. She attended Center schools and graduated from Joaquin High School with the class of 1931. She married Travis Jay in October of 1931 and he preceded her in death in February of 1948. In 1952, she married Leonard Nelson and he preceded her in death in December of 1994. Eunice worked for many years at Hawthorn Dry Goods, where she was well known for her specialty alterations. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Carthage, where she was active in the Gleaners Sunday School class, the UMW, and numerous other church activities for many years. Mrs. Nelson was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son by her first marriage; one brother, Sidney Black; and one sister, Lucille Edison.

Mrs. Nelson is survived by two nieces, Wilsie Taylor and Betty Fausett both of Center and one nephew, Dorman Edison and wife Barnie of Nacogdoches. Mrs. Nelson is also survived by numerous great nieces and great-nephews from the Black and Nelson families, who brought great joy to her, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers are Carroll Thomas Brooks, Lynwood Williams, Jim Gaunt, Steve Edison, Randy Fausett, and David Taylor.
If desired, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Shelby, Carthage, TX 75633 or Waldrop Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Steve Williams, 1109 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Freida Marie Harrup, 61, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born February 6, 1947 in Three Rivers, Texas to John Samford and Geraldine Fennimore Samford. Freida was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, September 27 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 28 at First Assembly of God in Timpson with Rev. Jack Forbis and Rev. John Richardson officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson.

Survivors include:

Husband, Gardner Harrup of Center

Daughters:
Laura McGhen & husband Charles of Center
Jana Fleming of Houston

Sons:
Daniel Zorn of Center
Joseph Zorn of Center
Timothy Zorn of Center
Kenneth Harrup & wife Kim of Wisconsin
John Harrup of Orange

Grandchildren:
Keith Harrup, Christopher Harrup, Logan Harrup, Zara Sloan, Cassandra Sloan, Dalton Sloan and Zackkry Bolton..

Brothers:
George Samford of Kerrville
David Samford of Buffalo
James Samford of Kerrville
John Samford of Ingram
Mark Samford of Indiana
Dale Robinson of Ingram

Sister, Lois White of Center

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


Brandon Anthony Shook, 18, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in a motorcycle accident. He was born December 29, 1989 to Douglas Shook, Jr. and Lisa Marie Chapman. Brandon loved to hunt.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 26 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 27 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Jody Hooper. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center

Pallbearers will be:

Chris Rutherford, Donald Mikler, Russell Daughtery, Dakota Sanders, Brandon Martin and Ricky Joe Anding. Honorary pallbearers will be Bradley Estes, Seth Stewart, Kolt Stewart, Klay Stewart, Daniel Register, Ben Eastman and Justin Wheeless.

Survivors include:

Father, Doug Shook & wife Eva of Joaquin

Mother, Lisa Cummings & husband Lance of Joaquin

Brother, Doug Shook, III of Joaquin

Sister, Hunner Cummings of Joaquin

Brother, Dustin Belrose of Joaquin

Grandparents:
June Stevens & O.L. Prothro of Joaquin
Doug & Ceil Shook of Pine Plains, New York
Joan & Lou Whitaker of Saugertis, New York

Grandmother, Nancy Serwe of Logansport

Someone close to his heart, Amanda Fowler of Joaquin

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

Preceded in death by:
Sister, Kayla Morgan Shook

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


Clint Burditt, 20, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in a motorcycle accident. He was born April 12, 1988 in Snyder, Texas to Jim Burditt and Pam Montgomery Burditt.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, September 27 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, September 28 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Survivors include:

Mother, Pam Montgomery of Stanley, Louisiana

Father, Jim Burditt of Cross Plains, Texas

Sisters:
Tiffany Burr & Willie of Joaquin
Samantha Ratliff of Snyder
Tracy Patterson of San Antonio

Grandmother, Jackie Prior of Cisco

Grandmother, Doris Tanner of Snyder

Niece & Newphew:
Samantha Burr & Hunter Burr

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


9/23/08

Services for Violia Carter Holloway will be held Saturday, September 27, at 1:00 PM in Mansfield, Louisiana at Shady Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday, September 26, 2008 at Purvis Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Holloway is survived by three daughters, Emma Jean Johnson of Timpson, and Cora Goodman and Dorothy Holloway of Fort Worth; one sister, Rosella Young of Timpson, and 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Graveside services for Mr. James Cleveland Crawford, age 77 of the Tennessee Community in Shelby County, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 26, 2008 at Old Tennessee Cemetery with Brother Buddy Hall officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Crawford passed away on Monday morning, September 22, 2008 in San Augustine, Texas.
James Cleveland Crawford was born on August 7, 1931 in the Tennessee Community of Shelby County, Texas to Thomas Temon and Annie Mae Hodges Crawford. Mr. Crawford graduated from Tenaha High School with the class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952-1953 and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was transferred to the Reserves in Alaska, serving with the 811th Signal Corp before being honorably discharged 1954. Having learned the trade of communications, Mr. Crawford started working in the civilian sector with Henkel & McCoy and then with GTE where he progressed through field communications to end up in engineering & facilities before retiring after 29 years of employment. He married Evangeline Ketterling Eaves in 1990. Mr. Crawford was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Temon and Annie Mae Hodges Crawford; five brothers: Forest Elmo, Thomas Katlis, Marvin Joe, John Anderson, and Vester Lee; and four sisters, Nora Robinson, Ruby White, Mary Marie, and Jeannie Fay Crawford.

Mr. Crawford is survived by his wife of 18 years, Evangeline Crawford of Center; two sons, Arnold Crawford and wife Darlene of Baytown and Andrew Crawford and wife Joyce of Friendswood; two daughters, Annie Herndon and husband Ed of Ft Worth and Alice Rogers and husband William of Wichita Falls; eleven grandchildren, Christopher, Kyle, and Elizabeth Rogers, Travis and Marshall Herndon, Jennifer, James, Jessica, and Jolene Crawford, and Cameron and Clarke Crawford.

Serving as pallbearers are Mr. Crawford’s grandsons, Christopher, Kyle, James, Cameron, Travis, and Marshall.

Guest book can be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


9/22/08

Billie H. Moore, 79, of Center, passed away Monday, September 22, 2008, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born September 13, 1929 in Shelbyville to Bill Adams and Adell Carpenter Adams.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 23 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 24 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include:

Son, Franky Adams & wife Jerilyn of Center

Daughter, Eleanor Adams of Center

Grandchildren:
Jeff Adams of Center
Jennifer Adams of Center
Jason Adams of Galena Park
Justin Adams & wife Michelle of San Antonio

Great Grandchild:
Joshua Stephenson of Center

Daughter-in-Law, Sharon Adams & family of Center

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Charlie M. Moore
Son, B.C. Adams

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


9/20/08

Mrs. Dorthy Ewrin
passed away at Shelby Regional Medical Center, Saturday, September 20, 2008

Services are pending at this time.


9/16/08

Steven Jay Arnold, Sr., 52, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 15, 2008, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1956 in Shreveport to Grady H. Arnold and Rossie Smith Arnold. Mr. Arnold was a member of Asbury Methodist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana. He served in the US Army from 1987 – 1989.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 17 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, September 18 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Wesley McLelland, Matthew Burcham, Verne Glay, Steven Canady, Michael Winham and Mark Candy.

Survivors include:

Son, Steven Jay Arnold, Jr. & wife DeAnn of Bossier City, Louisiana

Daughter, Stefani McCabe & husband Lance of Golden, Colorado

Grandchildren:
Megan McCabe, Anden Arnold, Cole Arnold, Brian McCabe

Mother, Rossie Ransom & husband Randy of Shelbyville

Sister, Cindy Poellnitz of Shelbyville

Brothers:
Mark Canady & wife Sandra of Shreveport, Louisiana
Steve Canady & wife Tammy of Bossier City, Louisiana
Mike Winham & wife Terri of Shreveport, Louisiana

Sister, Donna Brown & husband Dale of Georgia

Mother of his children, Lolette O’Brien of Sarasota, Florida

Also a number of aunts & uncles.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Grady Arnold

Memorials can be made to Toledo Bend Missionary Baptist Church, 2543 FM 3172, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

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


9/15/08

Billy Robinson, 78, of Jasper, formerly of Center, passed away Monday, September 15, 2008. He was born October 7, 1929 in Carthage to William Pinkney Robinson, Sr. and Etta Mae Allums Robinson. Mr. Robinson was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 16 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 17 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. J.C. Durham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Linda Mason & husband Wayne of Woden
Terri Bryan of Jasper

Grandchildren:
Wes Mason, Wendi Stanaland and Tyler Bryan

Great Grandchildren:
Parker Mason, Will Stanaland, Logan Mason and Wade Stanaland

Sisters:
Ruby Moreland of Granbury
Mary Lou Haddock & husband Joe of Clarksville

Brother-in-Law, Gene Walker & wife Dolores of Center

Son-in-Law, Bobby Black of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Marie Robinson
Daughter, Theresa Black
Sisters, Morene Robinson, Rachel Tapp & Virginia Tucker

Memorials can be made in Mr. Robinson’s name to Lake Area Hospice, PO Box 2086, Jasper, Texas 75951.

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


9/14/08

R.W. “Mutt” Campbell, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008, at a Center nursing home. He was born October 24, 1912 in the McClelland Community of Shelby County to David George Campbell and Mary Ellie Adams Campbell.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 16 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 16 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with John Doggett officiating.

Pallbearers will be Alan Colyer, Campbell Colyer, Mick Doggett, Jordan Doggett, Guy Harrison, Paul Hagler, Chuck Cline and Chuck Raymond. Honorary pallbearers will be Darin Livingston and Tanor Doggett.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Marjorie Doggett & husband Trever of Shelbyville

Daughter-in-Law, Mary Helen Campbell of Orange

Granddaughter, Renee Colyer & husband Alan of Houston

Grandson, John Doggett & wife Pam of Shelbyville

Great Granddaughters:
Kristyn Livingston of Center
Alex Colyer of Waco

Great Grandsons:
Mick Doggett & wife Stefanie of Center
Jordan Doggett of Nacogdoches
Campbell Colyer of Houston

Great Great Grandsons:
Darin Livingston & Tanor Doggett

Step Great Grandchildren:
Forrest, Hunter & Summer Williams

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 58 years, Allie Bell Green Campbell
Parents, David George & Mary Ellie Adams Campbell
Son, James H. “Jim” Neil Campbell
Sisters, Ora Lee Richards, Willie Greer & Era Cline

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


9/10/08

Donald Allen Mullins, 60, of New Ulm, Texas, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He was born March 17, 1948 in Freeport to Billy Edward Mullins and Billie Maxie Lee Mullins.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 am to service time, Friday, September 12, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, September 12 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. David Pate officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include:

Wife, Marilyn Mullins of New Ulm

Daughter, McKenzie Elizabeth Mullins of Ft. Worth

Son, Cody Edward Mullins of New Ulm

Mother, Billie Mullins of Center

Sister, Lanette York & husband Gary of Center

Brother, Wayne Mullins & Karen of Baytown

Nieces:
Tammie Mezulic of Denver, Colorado
Angie Mullins of Houston
Trina Turgeon of Katy

Nephew, Darren Mullins of Baytown

Great Niece, Jada Cole of Denver, Colorado

Brother-in-law, Alfredo Villanueava, Jr. of Thailand

Sister-in-law:
Tia Traazil adn husband Green of Singapore
Angel Guerrerro and husband David of the Phillippines
Sahara Villanueva of the Phillipines

Numerous other nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Billy Edward Mullins
Sisters, Clara Kiechler and Anita Mullins

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


9/9/08

Hollis G. Coe, 84, formerly of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away Monday, September 8, 2008 at his home in Carrollton. He was born April 2, 1924 in Center to Ira Coe and Bertha Boozer Coe.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 10 at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Gary Boswell officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Cleo Hooper Coe of Carrollton, formerly of Shreveport, Louisiana

Daughter:
Kathy Carico of Carrollton

Granddaughter, Patti Przybylski of McKinney

Grandsons:
Jeff Cobbs & wife Angela of Carrollton
Brian Goss & wife Amanda of Carrollton

Sister, Helen Carter of Ft. Worth

Five Great Grandchildren: Kevin, Kyle, Kody Przybylski, Amanda Cobbs, and Jayme Goss.

Also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ira Coe and Bertha Boozer Coe
Brother, Doug Coe

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


Edna McCormick, 77, of Carthage formerly of Shelby County, passed away Monday September 8, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday September 11, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. E.J. Adams and Rev. David Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Wednesday September 10, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 23, 1931 to Ben and Alice (Richardson) Evans in San Augustine County.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ben & Alice Evans, Husband, Marvin McCormick, Brother, J.B. Evans, 3 Sisters, Georgia Mae Harris, Gladys Martin, and Bennie Faye Wier

She is survived by:
Daughter: Carolyn LaGrone & husband, Mike of Deadwood
Son: Marvin McCormick of Deadwood
Grandchildren:
Michael LaGrone of Denham Springs, LA
Angela LaGrone of Deadwood
Kerri Phelps & husband, Brian of Henderson
Jeff McCormick & wife, Erin of Rolla, Missouri
Kelli McCormick & Dana of Broussard, LA
Chad McCormick & wife, Christi of Joaquin
April McCormick of Tenaha
Great Grandchildren:
Devin, Aidan, Gavin & Makaila LaGrone
David, Austin, Kourtney, Dalton and Kayla Phelps
Xander, Riley, Ryder, Adam, & Abby McCormick
Sisters, Bernice Boyette and Verline Stanley of Joaquin
Brothers, L.B. Evans of Joaquin and Roy Evans of Clayton
Numerous Nieces and Nephews


****You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com****
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


9/8/08

Gene Miller, 63, of Center, passed away Monday, September 8, 2008, at a Tyler hospital. He was born January 17, 1945 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Byron S. Miller and Helen Mae Williams Miller. Gene was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Williams and Rev. Chuck Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Cody Miller, Mark Austin Miller, Derek Miller, Jared Miller, Josh Miller & Bobby D. Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ty Miller and Lil Matt Miller.

Survivors include:

Wife, Iva Nell Miller of Center

Sons:
Michael Miller & wife Gayla of Center
Mark Miller & wife Rhonda of Center
Matthew Miller & wife Sheri of Center
Mickey Miller & Chalee of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Cody Miller, Alyssa Miller, Mark A. Miller, Morgan Miller, Derek Miller, Jared Miller, Josh Miller, Matthew Miller, Lauren Miller, Ty Miller and Gracie Miller.

Great Grandchild, Kaylin Miller

Brothers:
Carl Miller of Center
Eddie Sherrill of Center

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

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Byron S. Miller & Helen Mae Williams Miller
Granddaughter, Kara Miller

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


Annice Monroe, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 8, 2008, at a San Augustine nursing home. She was born July 4, 1917 in Daingerfield to Griff Cason & Lona Williams Cason. Ms. Monroe was a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association. She was also a member of Patroon Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, September 8 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, September 9 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by:

Son, Lee Monroe of Shelbyville

Daughter, Donna Monroe of Shelbyville

Grandsons:
Jody Cooper of Shelbyville
Adam Murehead of Shelbyville

Great Grandchildren:
Caitlyn Cooper, Haleigh Cooper, Cale Cooper, McKenzie Murehead

Sisters:
Maryann Buchanan of Houston
Sara Tregaskis of Palestine

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

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Griff & Lona Cason
Husband, Don Monroe
Two Brothers and One Sister

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


Hazel Holman, 94, of Statesville, North Carolina formerly of Tenaha, passed away Monday September 8, 2008 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, North Caroline.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday September 12, 2008 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

She was born November 15, 1913 in Pollock, LA to William R. “Bill” and Cordelia “Cordy” (Tangle) Hinton.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Bill & Cordy Hinton, Husband, John Delta Holman, Son, Billy John Holman, Sr., 4 Brothers: Franics Hinton, Gibb Hinton, Hollis Hinton and Euthel Hinton, Infant Sister, Cordy Hinton and Sister, Gertie Tate.
She is survived by:
Daughter, Betty Cope of Statesville, NC
Daughter-in-law, Helen Holman of Tomball
7 Grandchildren:
Billy John Holman, Jr. & wife Glenda
Donna Bridger & husband John of Kingwood
Susan Corrigan & husband Wayne of Richardson
Laura Holman & husband Jason of Tomball
Stuart Cope & wife Pat of Fremont, Nebraska
Crystal Cope of Jacksonville, NC
Matt Cope & wife Lee of Statesville, NC
Great Grandchildren:
Josh Holman & wife, Jessica of Lorena, TX
Blake Holman of Austin
Brandon Ramos & wife, Marilyn of Waco, TX
Kyle & Austin Potter
Katie, Zach & Austin Bridger of Kingwood
Samuel & Amanda Corrigan of Richardson
Olivia & Vash of Tomball
Jeremiah Cope & wife, Karen of Omaha, Nebraska
Tera Kucera & husband, Bill of Norfolk, Nebraska
Isaiah Cope & Austin Cope of Statesville, N.C.
Great Great Grandchildren:
Taylor & Tyler Kucera of Norfolk, Nebraska
Brandi Ramos of Dallas
Jacob & Brianna Ramos of Waco
James Everett Cope of Omaha, Nebraska
You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Johnnie Parma, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2008, at a Mansfield hospital. He was born December 6, 1927 in Wallis, Texas to Frank Parma and Sophia Rankin Parma. Johnnie served in the Merchant Marines during WWII, and attended the Catholic Church in Wallis. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 9th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 10th at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Jody Hooper and Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mark Furlow, Shannon Permenter, Cody Permenter, Kade Rogers, Chad Pridgen, Gary Hubenak and Doug Shook. Honorary Pallbearers Bill Bain, Bill Tomlinson, Randall Moton, Tommy Spurlock, Jim Colter, Joe Scruggs, Hugh Daw, Rodney Dean, Dan Kifer,Larry Hennigan and Lennis Holt.

Johnny is survived by:

Wife, Mary Rogers Parma of Joaquin

Daughters:
Jan Wallis of Joaquin
Patty Bays & husband Joe of Shelbyville
Kim Obergon & husband Robert of Joaquin

Grandsons:
Chase Baker, Blake Harville, Caleb Harville

Granddaughters:
Holly Hutchins, Haley Hutchins, Abbey Bays

Sisters:
Mary Ann Zoytka of Wallis
Annie Mae Hubenak of Rosenberg
Patsy Broussard of Spring
Betty Brewer of Spring
Evelyn Schima of Woodville
Alice McClain of Pasadena

Sisters-in-Law:
Betsy Parma of Wallis
Patsy Parma of Richmond

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frank Parma & Sophia Rankin Parma
Brothers, Joe Parma, Eugene Parma, Frankie Parma
Sister, Margaret Rohan

Donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105

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


9/4/08

Novis Gillis, 89, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at a Nacogdoches nursing center. She was born February 15, 1919 in Rusk County to Porter Lunsford and Elizabeth Phillips Lunsford. Ms. Gillis was a member of Arlam Baptist Church in Garrison.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 5 at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 6 at Arlam Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. Darrell Pollard and Bro. James Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery in Rusk County.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Gillis, Brady Cobb, Daniel Gillis, Clay Cooper, Blake Chambless and David Bailey.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Jimmy Gillis & wife Mary of Garrison
Charles Gillis & wife Ginny of Kilgore

Daughter, Linda Cobb & husband Doyle of Kilgore

Grandchildren:
Jesse Gillis of Garrison
Terri Cooper of Garrison
Kim Amos of Timpson
Mary Ann Thompson of Garrison
Lori Mitchell of Garrison
Gina Ward of Kilgore
Carol Chambless of Henderson
Brady Cobb of Kilgore
Shannon Bailey of Nacogdoches

Sister, Glen Alexander of Garrison

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Lester Gillis
Daughter, Sherry Nell Pledger
Three Brothers


Novis Moore, 96, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008 in Carrollton, Texas. She was born March 31, 1912 in Garrison to Benjamin S. Williams and Alma Watkins Williams. Ms. Moore was a member of the Frist Baptist Church in Garrison.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 6 at the First Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. John McGuire and Bro. Travis Lunsford, Bro. Gerald Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison.

Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Jeannie Crump of Dallas

Granddaughter, Rotha Crump of Addison

Great Grandchildren:
Reade Dawson & wife Terri of Garrison
Patrick Porter of San Antonio
Kristian Brisbon of Farmers Branch
Sophia Renee Brisbon of Farmers Branch

Great Great Granddaughter, Madison Reade Dawson of Garrison

Preceded in death by:
Husband, John Allen Moore
Parents, Benjamin & Alma Williams
Brother, Woodrow Williams
Sisters, Jean Turpin, Bernice Marshall and Ann Barton


9/3/08

Mary Gay, 62, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at a Tyler hospital. She was born January 25, 1946 in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada to Harry and Alice Ashcroft.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday, September 6 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 pm, Saturday, September 6 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Garrel Faulkner officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Ruben Gay of Shelbyville

Sons:
Douglas Gay of Flower Mound
Michael Gay of Shelbyville
Bobby Gay of Staten Island, New York

Granddaughter, Ashley Gay of Carthage

Grandsons:
Grant Gay of Staten Island, New York
Mason Gay of Staten Island, New York

Sister, Anne Ashcroft of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Brother, Doug Ashcroft of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

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


Ruth Mena, age 93, passed away on September 2, 2008 at the Holiday Lodge Nursing home in Center, Texas. She was born November 28, 1914 in the Arcadia Community to parents Jacob Ebben Smith and Dee Ann Jones Smith. Her family settled in Shelby County before Texas was a state.

Mrs. Mena loved animals and nature and was an avid gardener. She was a graduate of the Benz School of Floral Design, a founding member of St. Therese Catholic Church, and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas . She was a lifelong nurse.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Hoya Doice Grant and Andrew Mena, parents Jacob and Dee Smith, brother Jakie Smith, sisters Effie Nobles and Ruby Dee Smith, and grandson Shawn Grant.

She is survived by:

Sons: Neil Grant and wife Jackie and Noel Grant all of the Arcadia Community.

Grandchildren: Doice Grant and wife Beth of Longview, Dr. Derek Grant and wife Ann of Center, Greg Grant of the Arcadia Community, Kerry Grant Greer and husband Reed of Melissa, Noelette Rodriguez and husband Gabe of Corpus Christi, Meg Grant of the Arcadia Community, and Hootie Grant and wife Velma of Corpus Christi.

Sixteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, five nephews and nieces, and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 4, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Friday, September 5, 2008, Powdrill Cemetery , 2:00 p.m.

Pallbearers: Doice Grant, Dr. Derek Grant, Greg Grant, Reed Greer, Reed Grant, and Seth Grant.

Officiating Priest: Father Jorge Dinguis

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Therese Catholic Church Building Fund, 717 FM 2974, Center , Texas 75935.


Jimmy Ray Sharp, Sr. 54, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born December 9, 1953 in San Augustine, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, September 4 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, September 5 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Evans, Lil Richard Sharp, Brad Stanley, Jessie Griffith, Cody Elliott, Jerry D. Maddox and Buddy Boyett. Honorary pallbearers will be David Carroll and Doug Wilburn.

He is survived by:

Wife, Deborah Sharp of Joaquin

Sons:
Bimbo Sharp & wife Tracey of Logansport
Jeff Sharp & wife Cindy of Joaquin

Daughters:
Danyel Sharp of Joaquin
Deena Sharp of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Wade Alvis, Zachary Sharp, Jacob Sharp, Joshua Sharp, Jordan Sharp, Paige Sharp & Ty Sharp

Brothers:
Richard Sharp & wife Cindy of Joaquin
Charlie Sharp of Michigan
Donald Wayne Harris of Colorado

Sister, Annie Marie Sharp of Crockett

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Georgia Mae Evans
Daughter, Melinda Kay Sharp

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


Services are pending for Mary Lynn Gay, 62, of Shelbyville. Ms. Gay passed away early this morning at a Tyler Hospital. Survivors and service times will be announced later today.

Some survivors include:
Husband, Ruben Gay of Shelbyville
Sons: Douglas Gay of Flower Mound, Michael Gay of Shelbyville, and Bobby Gay of Staten Island, NY.

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


9/2/08

Joyce Smith, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2008, at her home. She was born February 4, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Robert Edgar Pell and Francis Jeanette Quarls Pell. Ms. Smith was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center and was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, September 5 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 6 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Terry Deville officiating. Interment will follow at Newbern Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bob Mooney, Jr., Jason Smith, Bryan Mooney, Frank Smith, Phillip Smith and Chris Smith..

She is survived by:

Daughter, Betty Mooney & husband Bob of Center

Sons:
Jerry Smith & wife Brenda of Woodstock, Georgia
Kenneth Smith & wife Sandra of Cypress

Five Grandsons

Six Great Grandsons

One Great Granddaughter

Preceded in death by :
Husband, Winston S. Smith

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


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8/31/08

Mark Wilburn, age 53 of Zwolle, LA. passed away August 30, 2008 at his home. He was born August 30, 1955 in Lufkin to Ellis Lamar WIlburn and Jo Beth Hardy WIlburn.

Mark was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outside and being with nature. Mark was of the Baptist faith and was baptized in Toledo Bend Lake in 1996. He had his own fishing business in Zwolle, known as "Today's Catch". which he built after movng to Louisiana in 1996.

Visitation will be held from 1 PM to service time, Wednesday, September 3 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held 2 PM, Wednesday, September 3, at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Judge Bennie Boles to officiate.

Mr. WIlburn is survived by:
Son: Josh Ellis Wilburn of Longview, Texas
Wife: Nancy WIlburn of Cleburne, Texas
Mother: Jo Beth Wilburn of Shelbyville, Texas
Also a host of friends who loved him.

Mre. Wilburn was preceded in death by: Father: Ellis L. Wilburn

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


8/28/08

Nolan Alexander Zuckero was born at Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands on Wednesday, August 27, 1008 at 12:41 PM and passed on to be with God at 1:57 PM. Survivors include his parents, Troy and Karen (Alexander) Zuckero, two sisters, Brittany and Brianna; paternal grandparents, Carlos and Peggy Zuckero, aunt & uncle, Nikki and Drew Grant and two nephews, Nick and Noah all of Spring, TX. Local survivors are maternal grandparents, Paul and Joann Alexander, aunt and uncle, Dale and Cheryl Alexander, cousins Jessica and Dalton Alexander. Nolan was preceeded in death by his uncle Shane Zuckero.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Nolan Alexander Zuckero at
Fellowship of The Woodlands-Chapel One Fellowship Drive The Woodlands, TX 77384 on Tuesday, September 2 at 4:00pm

In lieu of flowers we would like to suggest that contributions be made to either: Fellowship of The Woodlands Children's Ministries or Teach for America.

Donate online to Teach for America at TeachForAmerica.org
Checks payable to FOTW (indicate Children's Ministry in memory of Nolan Zuckero on memo line) may be mailed to: FOTW, One Fellowship Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77384


8/26/08

Dr. Joe McKee, Sr., 91, of Farmersville formerly of Center, passed away Monday August 25, 2008 at Hinton Nursing Home in Farmersville, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday August 29, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis & Bro. Roland Gray officiating, burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday August 28, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

He was born October 25, 1916 to Vessie Henry and Lula (Bailey) McKee. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
In 1943 he graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. On February 27, 1943 he married Mary Evelyn Stanley who precedes him in death.

He is also preceded in death by his Parents, Vessie and Lula McKee and Brother, Harry McKee.

He is survived by:
3 Children:
Jerry W. McKee of McKinney
JoAnn Rubeck & husband James of Hedgesville, West Virginia
Joe Bailey McKee, Jr. & wife Melissa of Farmersville

5 Grandchildren:
Joe B. McKee, III (Jay), Jonathan McKee, Caitlin McKee, Patrick McKee & James Rubeck

1 Great Grandchild:
Fox Bradley

Pallbearers will be Jay Hayes, Jonathan McKee, Jay McKee, Royce Lawson, Ronald Miller, Don Moody and Darrell Alford

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


8/25/08

Don Barkley Fletcher, 64, of Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born March 6, 1944 in Center to Andrew B. Fletcher and Leta Leggett Fletcher.

At the family’s request, Mr. Fletcher has been cremated.

He is survived by:

Son, Chris Tarver & wife Jamie of Nacogdoches

Four Grandchildren

Sisters:
Linda Baggett & husband Robert of Nacogdoches
Judy Fletcher of Louisiana

Half Brother, J.B. Fletcher or Alto

Nieces:
Melinda Beth Baggett of Nacogdoches
Amanda Louise Baggett of Crockett

Nephews:
Robert Dale Baggett of Nacogdoches
Danny Baggett of Nacogdoches

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


Geneva M. Pledger, age 89, of Garrison, Texas, formerly of Shreveport, La., services will be at 11:00am, Wednesday, August 27, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, in Timpson with Rev. Sammy Eldredge officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Miss Pledger passed away in the Garrison Nursing Home, Garrison, Texas, on Monday, August 25, 2008.

Born June 12, 1919, in Amity, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Marmon and Vada Lou (Walker) Pledger. Miss Pledger retired after 40 years of employment with Walgreen Drug Stores in Little Rock, AR, and Shreveport, La. She was a member of Western Hills Baptist Church of Shreveport.

Survivors include one sister, Alysie Mae Porterfield of Timpson; nieces Sherri Shahan and husband, Don, of Timpson, Cathy Windham and husband, Leon, of Timpson; Jean Gibbs and husband, Dwayne, of Timpson; nephews Roy Pledger and wife, Betty, of Garrison, Mike Pledger and wife, Wanda, of Timpson, Joe Pledger and wife, Sherry, of Timpsn, and Don Pledger and wife, Vicki, of Timpson; numerous cousins and a host of friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Milton Pledger, and his wife Grace.

Visitation will be 5 - 7pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson in charge of arrangements.


Lionel Shumway, 51, of Center, passed away August 20, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

No services are planned at this time.

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


Opal Everage, 90, of Conroe formerly of Center, passed away August 22, 2008.

No services are planned at this time.

She is survived by :
Granddaughter, Sandra Hayes of The Woodlands.

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


Grady Whitton, 86, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2008 in Center. He was born December 31, 1921 in Alto, Texas to James Eli Whitton and Mary Gertrude Patterson Whitton. Mr. Whitton served in the U.S. Cavalry during World War II as part of the Burma China Defensive. He continued to serve his country as a federal livestock inspector. As inspector he patrolled the Rio Grande River for illegal cattle contaminated with fever ticks. He retired to Center in 1981, where he farmed and raised his family.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Sardis Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:

Wife, Catherine Whitton of Center

Brother, Paul Whitton of Conroe

Stepson, Paul L. Whitton

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

Preceded in death by:
Son, David Wayne Whitton

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


Marlie Ray Vaughn, 74, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2008 in Center. He was born November 7, 1933 in Huxley to Austin Henry Vaughn and Hazel Margaret English Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, August 25, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Luke Garrett and Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in the Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Dale Fancher, Phil Fancher, David Bagwell, Joel Vaughn, Darren Vaughn, Doug Vaughn, Donnie Moody and Josh Vaughn.

Survivors include:
Wife, Imer Nell Vaughn of Huxley

Daughters,
Kay Balkcom and husband Roger of Joaquin
Gearline Dean and husband Rodney of Joaquin

Grandsons;
Jason Balkcom and wife Ashley of Huxley
Luke Balkcom of Alto
Jeff Dean and wife Ashley of Joaquin
Brian Dean of Joaquin

A very special great-grandson, Dylan Dean of Joaquin

Brothers,
Prentice Vaughn of Huxley
Robert Jerry Vaughn and wife Niki of Houston
Larry Vaughn and wife Dian of Huxley
Jack Vaughn and wife Pat of Huxley
Waylon Vaughn and wife Regina of Center
Gerald Vaughn and wife Patti of Huxley

Sisters,
Marie Permenter and husband W. T. of Huxley
Janice Moody and husband Don of Center

Brother-in-law, Rodger Fancher and wife Karen of Mariceville

Aunts:
Betty Smotherman of Huxley
Bobbie Condon of Beaumont
Callie Lynch of Huxley
Alma Wimberly of Shreveport, Louisiana

Uncle, Robert D. English and wife Barbara of Houma, Louisiana

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

Preceded in death by:
Father, A.H. “Jack” Vaughn
Mother, Hazel Margaret English Vaughn
Brother, Darrell Vaughn
Sisters-in-law; Katherine Vaughn, Olga Vaughn
Father-in-law, George Fancher
Mother-in-law, Lee Ella Fancher
Brother-in-law, L. G. Fancher

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


Elden Earl Appelt, 62, of Center formerly of Victoria, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008 in Kermit, Texas. He was born March 10, 1946 in Tiboli, Texas to Fred John Appelt and Elsie Eunice Woytek. Mr. Appelt was a rig supervisor with Chesapeake Energy. He was a member of Farm Bureau Cattlemen’s Association.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, August 25 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 26 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Jean Ferraro officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Cotton, Gunner Gruner, Mark Huckaby, Brock King, Darvin Knapp, Jackson O. Miller IV, Buck Pakebusch and Ronald B. Samford. Honorary pallbearers will be Erwin Kiesewetter, Arvin Pakebusch, Dewayne Warner, Mark Kennedy, Roger Appelt, Michael Kiesewetter and John Appelt.

Survivors include:

Wife, Barbara J. Appelt of Center

Daughter, Eunice Pena and husband Anthony of Katy

Sister, Carolyn Kiesewetter and husband Erwin of Hallettsville

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Fred John Appelt and Elsie Eunice Woytek Appelt
Daughter, Shara Appelt
Brother, Everett Appelt

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


8/23/08

Orlena Victoria Tate Tatum, 70 of Center, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 5, 1938 in Oak Grove, Louisiana to Woodrow Tate and Carrie Levon Chain Tate. Mrs. Tatum was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She loved to quilt and was a member of a local quilting club. She attended Campti Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 9 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Monday August 25, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Campti Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Jack Daniels III, Daniel Tatum, Edgar Daniels, Patrick Daniels, Richard Tatum Jr., Mark Tate and John Roy Glass. Honorary Pallbearer will be Chris Warren.

Survivors include:
Husband, Sidney Tatum of Center
Son, John Tatum and wife April of Bridge City
Daughters, Pamela Oswald and husband Gary of Livingston and Bobbie Warren of Center
Grandchildren, Daniel Tatum and wife Candace of Bridge City, Garrett Tatum of Bridge City, Callie Tatum of Bridge City, Michelle Warren of Center and Chris Warren and wife Ashley of Center.
Great Grandchildren, Victoria Warren of Center and Blake Warren of Center
Brothers, Jerry Tate of New Caney, Dalton Tate of Livingston and Jack Tate of Donie
Sisters, Carolyn Tatum of Waller, Mary Daniels of Humble, Elaine Burns of Bolivar and Judy Tate of Athens.

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

Preceded in death by: Son, Stephen Tatum and Parents, Woodrow and Carrie Tate.

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


8/22/08

Gary Bruce Emanis, 52, of Center passed away Friday, August 22, 2008 at his home. He was born October 22, 1955 in Center to Adron Emanis and Lurline Samford Emanis. Mr. Emanis was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 1 PM to 3 PM, Sunday, August 24 at Watson & Sons Funneral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 4 PM, Sunday, August 24 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Jimmy Carroll and Clark Paul Williams officiating.

He is survived by:
Wife, Sue Emanis of Center
Daughters: Jolene Pearce of Center and Candy Meyers of Mobile, Alabama
Grandsons: Austin Pearce of Center and Gavin Meyers of Mobile, Alabama
Granddaughters: Brittney Smith of Center and Sydney Lee Meyers of Mobile, Alabama
Mother, Lurlene Emanis of Center
Also numerous cousins and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Adron Emanis
Brother, Tommy Gene Emanis

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


Opal Everage, 90 of Conroe formerly of Center, passed away August 22, 2008.
Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home.

She is survived by: Granddaughter, Sandra Hayes of The Woodlands.


Lionel Shumway, 51, of Center, passed away August 20, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Services are pending at this time at Mangum Funeral Home.


Carroll Ray Herndon, 62, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born March 20, 1946 in Timpson to Edward Herndon and Evelyn Taylor Herndon.

At Mr. Herndon’s request, he has been cremated.

He is survived by:

Wife, Karen Herndon of Tenaha

Daughters:
Carol Ann Cockerham & husband Cody of Carthage
Melinda Ray Herndon of Tenaha

Sons:
Joe L. Herndon of Austin
Michael Edward Herndon of Tenaha
Randy Wise of Marshall

Stepdaughters:
Cassaundra Fowler of Dallas
Cristy Cassell & husband Ken of Huxley

Stepson:
Joseph Windham & wife Stacey of Oklahoma

Brother: Morgan Charles Herndon of Timpson

Eight Grandchildren

Numerous nieces & nephews.

Brothers-in-law:
Bubba Mikesh & wife Iva of Center
Marty Mikesh & wife Tammy of Timpson

Sisters-in-law:
Betsy Byrd & husband Jimmy of Carthage
Angel Baker of Joaquin

Mother-in-Law, Betty Mikesh of Joaquin

Close Friends, Harold Reeves, Tony Potter, Bill Dennis, Jimmy Chambers and Jimmy Welch

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Edward Herndon & Evelyn Taylor Herndon

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


8/20/08

Gene Borders, 66, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at a Shreveport hospital. He was born February 17, 1942 in Port Arthur to A.E. Borders and Susie Dearing Borders. Gene was self-employed as a logging contractor and A Borders Enterprise, LLC. He was a political activist, Activist of the Year in 2006, past president of the Texas Logging Council and on the Board of Directors of the Texas Forestry Association. Gene was a very faithful member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Center and was a trustee/board member.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 21 and all day Friday, August 22 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 23 at First United Pentecostal Church in Center with Rev. Steve Harris, Rev. Edward McRae and Rev. B.H. McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christene Borders of Center

Daughters:
Gena Porterfield & husband Danny of Center
Delicia Eaves & husband Larry Joe of Center
Christy Mills & husband Ronnie of Center

Grandchildren:
Rece Porterfield
Rena Horton & husband Brian
Blake Smith
Jasa Rodgers
Caleb McDonald
Joshua McDonald

Great Grandchild, Keithan Brice Horton, will arrive in October

Brothers:
Ronnie Borders of Center
Donnie Borders of Center

Son-in-Law, Charles Smith & wife Holly of Center

Special Friends:
Joe Fountain & Harry Scates

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Cheree Borders Smith

Memorials can be made to the Center Christian Academy Building Fund at Farmers State Bank.

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


8/19/08

Mrs. LouVenia Bell (Woolf) Vance, age 71, of Lindale, Texas, died Monday, August 18, 2008, at Hospice Homeplace in Tyler. Mrs. Vance was a housewife and baptist.

Visitation will be from 9 am to 10 am with services to follow at 10 am, Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at Beaty Funeral Home, Mineola, Texas. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola.

She was the daughter of the late Claud Woolf and the late Angelina (Hudson) Woolf and was also preceded in death by one brother, Perry W. Woolf.

She is survived by her husband Mr. Billy Vance of Mineola; two daughters, Jeanine Autrey of Monroe, La. and Misty White of Lindale, Texas; three sisters, Myrtle West of Princeton, Texas, Bessie Taylor of Mineola, Texas and Betty McIntosh of Lacombe, La.

Local survivors include her brother and sister-in-law Mark and Lela Woolf, niece Marsha Barnett, nephew Richard Woolf, cousin Thenia Tindol, great nephews Matthew and Joshua Beasley.


8/18/08

Yvonne Carol Beard, 62, of Timpson, service will be at 2 P.M., Wednesday, August 20, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with interment in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison. Officiating will be Rev. T.D. Lunsford. Ms Beard passed away Monday, August 18, 2008, in Nacogdoches.

Born January 17, 1946, in Timpson, she was the daughter of the late Carl H. and Ludie (Burgay) Beard. Yvonne was a ranch owner and LVN. She was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church, Garrison.

Survivors include son BoJack Milford and wife Stephanie of Timpson; daughter Tracy Christopher of Timpson; 2 brothers Billy W. Beard and Carl L. Beard of Houston; 6 grandchildren; Heather and James Howland, Joe and Cassie Christopher, and Payton and Elizabeth Milford; 3 great grandchildren; Hayden Howland, Kammie and Logan Hart and their mother Jennifer Sepulvado.

In addition to her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by Carroll Wayne Milford, father of sons Charles "BoJack" Milford and the late Jason Milford, and brother Charles "Bo" Beard.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at Taylor Funeral Home. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Dannie Bearden, age 69, of Timpson, graveside service will be at 10 A.M., Tuesday, August 19, 2008, in Blair Cemetery with Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Mr. Bearden passed away Sunday, August 17, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital .

Born September 28, 1938, in the Huber Community of Shelby County, Texas, he was the son of the late John Henry and Nellie Lee (Grant) Bearden. Mr. Bearden had worked as a service man for several propane businesses and was member of Fulsom Chapel Missionary Baptist Church .

Survivors include a son, Bobby Bearden and wife Shana of Timpson; daughter Donna Green and husband Eddie of Tenaha; 4 brother: Red Bearden of Center, Texas, Tommy Bearden of Willis Point, Texas, Robert Bearden of De Ridder, LA., and Johnny Ray Bearden of Wills Point; 4 sisters: weta Fay Gullett of Willis Point, Emma Jean Moore of Center, Sarah Nell Combs of Overton, Texas, and Patsy Ann Bearden of Will Point; 5 grandchildren: Chuck, Chris, Courtney, Brittney, and Little Man.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bearden was preceded in death by several siblings.

Visitation will be 6-8 P.M., Monday, August 18, 2008, at Taylor Funeral Home.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson , Texas is in charge of arrangements.


8/17/08

Emmitt Shumway, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday August 17, 2008.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday August 19, 2008 at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Mark Woolf officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday August 18, 2008 at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church starting at 5:00 p.m.

He was born to Ben and Mable (Crawford) Shumway in Houston. He was a member of Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. He served in US Army during WWII.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Ben and Mable Shumway,
2 Daughters, LaQuida Shumway and Belinda Day, Brother, Bud Shumway

He is survived by:
Wife, Gloria Shumway of Joaquin

Son, Johnny Shumway of Florida
Son, Lionel Shumway of Joaquin
Son, Guy Shumway & wife Debbie of Springfield, MO

Sister, Lillie Shumway of Sequin
Sister, Marie Fish of Austin

Brother, Gene Autry Shumway of Granby, CO

God Child, Coti Gallier of Shreveport
6 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren

Special Grandchildren:
Carlton Green, J.L. Lopez, Lauren Green,
Antonio Lopez, Jesse Lopez, Dayton Hyde,
Caleb Gallier and Jax Gallier


2 Step Daughters:
Janet Lopez & husband Joel of Okla
Jill Green & husband Mark of Shreveport

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers:
Eddie Gallier, James Windham, J.C. Windham, Carlton Green, J.L. Lopez, and Mark Green


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


Gerald Buckmeyer, 59, of Mansfield, passed away Sunday August 17, 2008.

A Memorial Service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday August 23, 2008 at
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Stanley, LA with Bro. Dennis LaFleur and
Bro. Huie Permenter officiating.

He was born March 2, 1949 to Hubert and Imogene (Thomas) Buckmeyer.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Terri Parker Buckmeyer of Mansfield
4 Children
3 Step-Children:
Meredith Sparks & husband Adam of Mansfield
Cody Whitlock & wife Kristie of Mansfield
Chase Whitlock of Mansfield
4 Grandchildren
5 Step-Grandchildren:
Ava & Cohen Sparks
Conway, Madelyn & Macyn Whitlock
3 Sisters:
Aloma McKnight of Sachse
Becky King of Garland
Jodie Perrin of Cokeville
1 Step-Brother:
Bill Odell of Seagoville

The family would to thank Agape Hospice, Dr. Robert Massigill and Staff, Dr. Wen Liu and Staff, and Desoto Dialysis for their love and care they have shown their family.

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


8/14/08

Anna Belle Green, age 90, of Lake Jackson, Texas, formerly of Timpson, graveside service will be at 2 PM, Saturday, August 16, 2008, in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Sammy Eldredge officiating. Mrs. Green passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008 in Lake Jackson.

Born in Shelby County, Texas on August 25, 1917, Anna Belle Green was the daughter of the late Homer Hamilton and Bertha (Elrod) Screws. She and Flowler Tot Green were married October 17, 1936, and enjoyed 70 years together until his death on March 29, 2007. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all. She was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a daughter, Trina Green Taylor of Lake Jackson, Texas; grandson Alex Taylor and wife Barbra of Irmo, SC; granddaughter d'Arceyanne Taylor Scott and husband Mike of Lake Jackson; 4 great grandchildren; Wesley Taylor, Makenize Scott, Zachary Taylor and Dawson Scott. Also surviving are sisters Pauline Nix and Dovie Lee Casey, brother Leon Screws, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Joseph Paul Screws, Homer Benjamin Screws, and Homer Henry Screws, and sister Adelle Berdie Screws Stone.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 1 PM until service time, Saturday, August 16, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Carl Johnson, age 86, of Timpson, service will be at 1 PM, Saturday, August 16, 2008 in Wallace Chapel Baptist Church, Timpson, with interment in Smyrna Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Vertis Norman. Mr. Johnson passed away August 11, 2008, in Nacogdoches.

Born in Timpson on September 15, 1921, Carl Johnson was the son of the late Anthony and Hattie (Todd) Johnson. He was married to the late Gerldine (William) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a Deacon of Wallace Chapel Baptist Church and worked as a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include sons; Charles Ray Johnson of Houston and Larry Johnson of Timpson; daughters Hattie Love of Houston, Etois McLendon and husband Lavance of Irving, Texas, Gladys Faye Johnson and husband Larry of Timpson, and Jeanette Johnson of Houston. Mr. Johnson also helped rear grandson Mario Johnson and granddaughter Shauntee Simmons. Other survivors include brother Glenn Johnson of Los Angeles, CA. 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his wife Gerldine(Williem) Johnson, daughter Carolyn Hudson, granddaughter Marcia Osby and 2 great grandsons.

Visitation will be from 10 AM, Saturday, August 16, until service time at 1 PM at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


8/13/08

Mable Dawson, 83, of Center, passed away Wednesday August 13, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 16, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sam Roe officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday August 15, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 19, 1925 to Ruffian and Ethel (McDaniel) Stanley. She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ruffian and Ethel Stanley, Husband, J.P. Dawson, Sister, Maurice Chandler, Brother, Wayburn Stanley, Infant Brother, Sister, Bobbie Ruth Stanley, and Special Aunt, Lola McDaniel

She is survived by:
3 Daughters:
Deborah Leggett & husband John of Joaquin
Jean Moore & husband Frankie of Center
Peggy Whitton & husband David of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
James Leggett, David Leggett, Susan Bradshaw & husband Bo, Billy Moore & wife Jamie, Christine Cameron & husband Marcus, Kim Griffin & husband Billy, Michael Whitton, Angela Whitton & Goldman Whitman and Crystal Whitton

Special Family: Mike & Brenda Middleton & Family
Special Family Friends: Roger & Zaunda Whitton
Special Granddaughter, Pam Whitton

22 Great Grandchildren
2 Great Great Grandchildren

Brother, Murray Stanley & wife Marion of Minden, LA
2 Sisters:
Myrtle Windham of Joaquin
Billie Louise Lahman of Lufkin

Pallbearers: James Leggett, Billy Moore, Chester Dawson, Gary Chandler, Phil Jones, Donald Raymond and Kevin Whitton
Honorary Pallbearers: David Leggett and Bill Griffin

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


8/12/08

Jackie Yates, 67, of Center, passed away Tuesday August 12, 2008 at his residence.

Military Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 16, 2008 at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas with Bro. Charles Boster officiating. Graveside will be under the direction of VFW Post 8904. Visitation will be Friday August 15, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 31, 1940 to William Myrl and Myrtle (Jackson) Yates. He graduated in 1959 from Center High School. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Myrl & Myrtle Yates, and Son, John Nathan Yates.

He is survived by:
Wife, Becky Yates of Center
Son, Don Yates of Schulenburg
Daughter, Robbin Yates of Schulenburg
Son, Mace Yates of Beaumont
Grandchildren:
Cory & Joey Yates
Jeried Maxey
Jade & Madi Yates
2 Great Grandchildren:
Alissa Maxey and Leah Foley
Aunt, Kathryn Vitala of Center
Numerous Other Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and a host of Friends

You may sign the online obituary at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Ken R. Headrick, 53, of Longstreet, Louisiana, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. He was born September 10, 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana to H.C. Headrick and Blanche Moncrief Headrick. Ken was a member of Keithville First Baptist Church, and served on numerous church committees and also served as a deacon. He was a member of the NRA.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, August 13 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, August 14 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Michael Stowell and Mike Green officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Hamilton Headrick of Longstreet

Daughter, Tara Leigh Headrick of Longstreet

Son, Kyle Hamilton Headrick of Longstreet

Mother, Blanche Herring & husband Richard of Mansfield

Brother, Rodney Headrick & wife Lori of Grand Cane

Sisters:
Carolyn Stevens & husband Rod of Grand Cane
Kathy Boyd & husband Don of Spring

Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, J.C. & Wanda Hamilton of Joaquin

Brother-in-Law, Jimmy Hamilton & wife Tammy of Joaquin

Honorary Daughter, Chelsey Boyett of Longstreet

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A host of friends, Keithville Baptist Church family, Excel Ford family and extended family as well.

Preceded in death by:
Father, H.C. Headrick
Sister, Barbara Dean Headrick

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


8/11/08

Laura Mae (Lilly) Hairgrove, age 92, of Timpson, Texas funeral services will be at 10 A.M., Tuesday, August 12, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with interment in Buena Vista Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Dock Lazarine and Rev. James Blaylock.

Mrs. Hairgrove passed away at her home on Sunday, August 10, 2008. Born in Nacogdoches County, Texas on December 17, 1915 she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Dolly (Campbell) Lilly. She and Leon Hairgrove were married February 25, 1940 adn were blessed with 61 years together before his death August 24, 2001. Laura Hairgrove was a faithful member of Buena Vista Baptist Church for 68 years.

Survivors include: Son, David Hairgrove and wife Rebecca of Timpson; Daughter, Bettie Christian and husband Jack of Tenaha; Granddaughter, Angela Whitton and husband Josh; Great Grandson, Wyatt David Whitton and 2 Sisters, Lois Powers and Naomi Hendrick of Timpson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Leon Hairgrove, brothers Lacy Lilly, Adlee Lilly and E.H. Lilly; stepbrother Lester Hairston; sister, Patsy Hairgrove; and step sister Louis Towns.

Visitation will be 5-8 P.M., Monday, August 11, 2008 at Taylor Funeral Home
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


8/8/08

Gean Sholar Byrd, 83, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, August 6, 2008. A native of Jones County, Mississippi and resident of the Beaumont area for thirty-five years, Mrs. Byrd was a nurse and later a bookkeeper for J&J Motel. Even though Gean had a many careers, her first concerns were her family and friends when they needed her. She was the first to arrive and the last to leave.

Her husband, Lynn C. Byrd preceded her in death.

Survivors include her five step-grandchildren; step-great grandchildren; step-great great grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews; and a host of great nieces and nephews; great great nieces and nephews; and great great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches with John Clubb, Mike Ioannaglou, Michael Simoneaux, Jr., Mark Byrd Norman Manuel, and Eric Dickman serving as honorary pallbearers. A gathering of family and friends will be from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2008 at the Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 5144, Beaumont, Texas 77726 or a charity of your choice.

Graveside services under the direction of Mangum Funernal Home.


8/7/08

Betty Jean Byars, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born January 2, 1928 in Brownsville to Royal Allen Linn and Alda Hazel Cornelious Linn. Ms. Byars was a memeber of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mabank Chapter. She was member of Phalba Church of Christ in Phalba, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM, Friday, August 8 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, August 9 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:
Daughters: Brenda Richard & husband Robert of Joaquin and Nancy Henderson & husbnd E. W. of Eustace
Granddaughters: Tracy Nowlin of Ft. Worth, Karrie Downs of Joaquin and Jordan Byars of Eustace
Grandsons: Tyson Penning of Joaquin, J.W. Byars of Petersburg, Virginia, Jake Byars of Petersburg, Virginia and John Wilbanks of Longview.
Fifteen Great Grandchildre.

Preceded in death by: Husband, Jimmie Byars, Brother, Royal Allen "Buddy" Linn and Son, Jimmie Byars, Jr.


Virginia Bogard Forsyth, 100, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2008, at a Center nursing home.

She was born November 4, 1907 in Timpson to Thomas and Victoria Jefferson. Ms. Forsyth was a retired teacher. She was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, August 8 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 9 at 10 AM, Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Hall and Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Enterprise Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Colton Hairgrove, Colton Bush, Jerry Nutt, Rodney Brittain, Bobby Addison and Johnny Gibbs.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Carolyn Flournoy of Tenaha
Kathryn Chadwick of Carthage

Grandson, Kenneth Flournoy & wife Cheryl of Tenaha

Granddaughters:
Susan Hairgrove & husband Ron of Center
Andrea Brittain & husband Rodney of Carthage

Grandson, Michael Bryan Chadwick & wife Mindy of Forney

Great Grandchildren:
Jessica Flournoy of Tenaha
Taylor Flournoy of Tenaha
Matthew Flournoy of Tenaha
Colton Hairgrove of Center
Tristan Samford of Carthage
Trace Brittain of Carthage
Kade Chadwick of Forney
Kody Chadwick of Forney
Katilyn Chadwick of Forney

Preceded in death by:
First Husband, Cornelius Bogard
Second Husband, Melvin Forsyth
Son, Thomas Neil Bogard

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


8/5/08

Funeral services for Mr. Doug Reeh, age 86 of Carthage, Texas, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at the Carthage Church of Christ with Brother Mark Sloan officiating. A graveside service will follow at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger, Texas. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Reeh passed away on Friday afternoon, August 1, 2008 in Carthage.
Douglas Charles Reeh was born on March 22, 1922 in Longview, Texas to Carl Augustus and Mamie Polk Reeh. Mr. Reeh married Florence Stone on April 7, 1962 in Silsbee, Texas. He was involved as a radio and television personality in the area for many years, working at KGAS radio much of the time. He was the co-owner, publisher, and sales manager at the Timpson Tenaha Newspaper. Mr. Reeh was member of the Timpson Chamber of Commerce, the Timpson Lions Club, the Carthage Rotary Club and the Center Rotary Club. Mr. Reeh lived in Carthage for the past 30 years and was an active member of the Carthage Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Dorothy Balles, Frances Davenport, and Kathlyn Reeh; and one brother, Thomas Reeh.

Mr. Reeh is survived by his wife of 46 years, Florence Reeh of Carthage; two sons, Daryl Reeh of Port Lavaca and Galen Reeh and wife Derylene of Round Rock; one daughter, Vera Kathlyn Dodson and husband Bobby of Port Lavaca; one step-son, Ben Tucker and wife Cindy of Paradise, TX; one step-daughter, Nancy L. Alexander and husband Lynn of Carthage; one brother, Tony Reeh of California; one sister-in-law, Becky Reeh of Shreveport; seven grandchildren, Lee Anne Sharpe and husband Patrick of Carthage, Ben Tucker, Jr. and wife Amber of Haslet, TX, Amanda Tucker of Paradise, Charlie Taylor and wife Jenna of Spring, Craig Reeh of Round Rock, Justin Reeh of Round Rock, and Kyle Russell of Port Lavaca; and five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Kelsey, and Kolbey Sharpe, Kylee Ruth Tucker, and Canon Taylor. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive Mr. Reeh.

Serving as pallbearers are Ronnie Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Ben Tucker, Jr., Patrick Sharpe, and Jacob Sloan.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Carthage Church of Christ, 1309 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633, Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service, or Timpson Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 492, Timpson, TX 75975.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


8/4/08

Lillian Dorothy Stokes, 77, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, August 4, 2008 at her home.

She was born December 12, 1930. Ms Stokes was of the Catholic faith and had lived in Tenaha forty one years.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, August 6 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 7 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Bennie Bynog officiating. Interment will follow at San Augustine Catholic Cemetery in San Augustine.

She is survived by:
Son, Thomas Lee Stokes of Tenaha
Grandchildren: Kathy Ann Allison, Tony Lee Stokes, David Michael Stokes, Holly Rebecca Stokes and Heather Lee Stokes.
Five Great Grandchildren
Sister, Mary Louise Lada of St. Louis, Missouri

Preceded in death by: Husband, Marion Francis Stokes and Granddaughter, Franshaire J. Stokes.

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


Nell Wright Williams, 62, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2008, at her home. She was born July 12, 1946 in Center to Luther W. Wright and Euia Lena Askew Wright. Ms. Williams was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 5 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, August 6 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by:

Husband, Brian Williams of Center

Daughter, Roma Morgan & husband Stacy of McKinney

Son, Luke Bailey of Hurlingham, Argentina

Granddaughters, Marlaina & Miranda Morgan

Sisters:
Fran Clark of Center
Millie Warr & husband Oren of Center

Uncle, Fred Askew of San Augustine

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

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be given to the Senior Nutrition Site, 124 Haley Street, Center, Texas 75935 or Hearts Way Hospice, 334 South Shelby, Carthage, Texas 75633

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


Mrs Carolyn Doughtie passed away Friday, August 1st at 2 pm.

Carolyn was a faithful member and loved all her class mates in the Mary Lynn Tinkle Sunday School class at 1st United Methodist Church in Center.

She is survived by her loving husband Bill.

Memorial services will be at 10 am Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at the 1st United Methodist Church, Hillsboro, Texas.

Mangum Funeral Home.


8/3/08

Beverly Ann (Wright) Stokes Sepulvado, age 70, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 while in the company of family members at her home in Timpson. Funeral services will be at 10 AM, Tuesday, August 05, 2008 in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Officiating will be Rev. Elmeer Mathews with interment in Blair Cemetery, Timpson.

Born in Garrison, Txexas, on November 19, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Alton and Othella (Rogers) Wright, also reared by the late Buford Diamond. She and Charles H. Sepulvado were married on February 22, 2001. Beverly Ann was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson, and was employed at Sunterrace in Nacogdoches before her retirement.

Survivors include husband Charles H. Sepulvado of Timpson, son Felix Wayne Stokes and wife Belinda of Timpson; daughter Sharon Ann Parks and husband Colin of Frisco, Texas, 3 step sons Michael C. Sepulvado of Nacogdoches, Keith Edwin Sepulvado of Timpson and Donald G. Sepulvado of Pleasantville, Texas; 4 step daughters Debbie of Georgia, Melinda Grimes of Conroe, Texas, Virginia Sue Delacruz of Nacogdoches, and Jennifer Sepulvado of Timpson, brother James Reynolds of Houston, 3 sisters Dorothy Kerr of Houston;. Daisy Sprayberry and husband James of Joinerville, Texas and Juanita Blackwell and husband Skipper of Hemphill, Texas. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by first husband Felix A. Stokes, and 2 brothers Billy and Oria Diamond.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Monday, August 04, 2008 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


8/2/08

W.L. "Chuck" Scruggs, of Shreveport passed away, Friday, August 1, 2008.
Services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin with Nephew,
Rev. Glen Scruggs to officiate.
He is survived by:
Wife, Sylvia Mulholland Scruggs of Shreveport, LA.
Son, Bud Scruggs & wife, Michele
Daughter, Gwen Ballew & husband, Ken
Daughter, Linda Scruggs
Son, John Norris Scruggs
Daughter, Catherine Perotta & husband, Ron
Daughter, Kimberly Justin
Number of Loving Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and other Family Members
Sister, Avis Lout
Brother, Hilburn Scruggs & wife, Glenda
Sister, Eva Melton & husband, Zig
Brother, Joe Scruggs & wife, Frankie
Mother-in-law, Sylvia Mulholland
Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law:
Joyce & Howard Olsen
Priscilla & Dean Cook
Ruth & Dennis Meyer
Susan & John McDonald
Lydia & Dennis Hall
Abigail Schrieber
Special Caregiver, Our Precious Patty Lender
Preceded in Death By
Parents, John & Annis Scruggs, Infant Sister, May Dell Scruggs, Sister, Lera Childress, Sister, Errollene Brimberry, Sister Audrey Dyer and Brother, Hervey Scruggs

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


Louis Emil Bellon, III, 65, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2008, at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born July 11, 1943 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Louis Emil Bellon II and Marjorie Lenore Flynn Bellon.

At the family's request, Mr. Bellon has been cremated. A private memorial will be held at a later date.

He is survived by: Daughters: Elaine Lawson & husband Jeff of Shelbyville, Brigette Enriquez of Oregon and Cheri Davis of Oregon.
Grandchildren: Rachel, Mitchel & Hannah Lawson of Shelbyville
Brother, Rick Reeder of Kansas and Sister, Heidi Reeder of Kansas.


8/1/03

Richard Thornton, age 53, of Center, passed away Friday, August 1, 2008 at his residence. Among his survivors include his wife, Lisa Thornton of Center and Son, Richard Thornton, Jr.

Other survivors and services will be announced at a later time.

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

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7/31/08

Mildred Camfield, 83, resident of Texas City for 61 years, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, August 2, at Emken-Liton Funeral Home in Texas City. Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, at the Smith Cemetery in Center, Texas. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, August 1, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Camfield was born October 13, 1924 in Mansfield, Louisiana. As a mother and homemaker she was very active in her husband's and children's lives- attending plays and ballgames,, collecting antiques, and she participated and excelled in a variety of bowling leagues for more than fifty years. Over the years, she traveled to her childhood home that she inherited from her parents in Center, Texas. Because of her very good and generous heart, she loved people and animals and shared everything with them. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Texas City.

She is preceded in death by her husband, C.W. Camfield and a sister, Jimmie Joyce Bouillion.

Survivors include her daughters Carolyn Meine and husband Ronnie and Sherry Ross and husband Jeffery; sons C.W. Camfield Jr., Wayne Franklin Camfield and wife Linda and J.K. Camfield and wife Vicki, 10 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

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


7/30/08

Orban T. "O.T." Samford, 83, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born January 27, 1925 in Lufkin to Simual Samford and Lula Edwards Samford. O.T. was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Center Bible Fellowship. O.T. was also a self-employed businessman and was one of the pioneers and head of the Sunday Afternoon Singing Convention.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Friday, August 1 at Waston & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 2, at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Ron Luman and Bro. Joe Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Waterman Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:
Sons: Greg Samford of Center and Max Samford & wife Sheila of Bonham
Daughter: Jana Wright & husband Jeff of Center
Eleven Grandchildren
Thirteen Great Grandchildren
Also a number of nieces, n
ephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Sister: Eula Gibson of Humble

Preceded in death by: Wife, Christine Peace Samford

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


Tommie N. Fenley, 61, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at his home. He was born December 24, 1946 in Center to Tommie Clifton “Sarge” Fenley and Mary Ellen Dillon Fenley. Tommie served in the US Army from 1968 – 1971 and attended Center Christian Fellowship. He retired from the Center Fire Department, where he had been a fireman, Fire Chief and Fire Marshal.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, July 31, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 1 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Don Murphree officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife, Leann Fenley of Center

Sons:
Jeremy Fenley & wife Sarah of Center
Justin Fenley & Erin McCormick of Tyler

Granddaughter:
Madison Fenley of Center
Morgan Fenley of Center

Brother, Benny Fenley of Center

Aunts:
Pauline Bradshaw & husband K.P. of Center
Betty Mitchell of San Augustine

Special Friends:
Jim Forbes of Center
Keith Byndom of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Tommie Clifton “Sarge” & Mary Ellen Dillon Fenley

Memorials can be made in Tommie’s name to the Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 152, Center, Texas 75935. Or http://roughriderscholarship.org/donations.

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


7/29/08

Wallace Coleman, 74, of Center, passed away Tuesday July 29, 2008 after a lengthy illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday August 1, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and Pat Shur. Burial will follow at Joaquin Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday July 30, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

He was born October 20, 1933 to Levere and Louise (White) Coleman in Good Pine, LA. He retired from Hughes Tool Company as a supervisor after 38 years. He was a faithful follow of the First Baptist Church in Center Television and Radio ministry. He received many diplomas from the industrial school on metal lurgy. He enjoyed family vacations, traveling in their motor home, fishing and camping. He had a real love for plant life, spending time in his garden and his dogs were a great interest to him.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Levere and Louise Coleman.

He is survived by:
Wife of 56 years, Melba Walker Coleman of Center
Son and Daughter-in-law, Ronald & Teresa Coleman of Houston
Son, Marvin Coleman of Channelview
4 Grandchildren
2 Great Grandchildren
2 Aunts of Alexandria, La
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Sister-in-law, Clara Broyles & husband Bill if Kerrville
Pallbearers will be Sons of the Republic of Texas
Mike Wood, Nolan Sholar, Tim Morrison, Leonard Irish, Bob Casto,
and Don Casto
Honorary Pallbearers, J.R. Hudson, Royce Perry, Bill Wilkinson, Brian Rawlings, J.D. Lovell, Allen Coleman, W. Lee Lovell
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


James A. Blackman, 89, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, July 28, 2008 at the VA Hospital in Shreveport. He was born January 23, 1919 in Joaquin to John & Jenna Blackman. James was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 1, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 2 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Loyce Maudell Blackman of Joaquin

Son, James Blackman & wife Donna of Spring

Daughters:
Charlene Rogers of Joaquin
Maudell Bracewell & husband Charles of Spring
Galenda Lee of Joaquin

Eight Grandchildren

Eighteen Great Grandchildren

Sister, Ruth Jackson of Vidor


7/24/08

Joy L. Barton, 90, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at a Garrison nursing home. She was born May 21, 1918 in Garrison to Horace Matt Weatherly and Nettie A. Beard Weatherly. Ms. Barton was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, July 25 at Garrison Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 26 at Cold Springs Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. John McGuire and Bro. Thomas Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Adam Barton, Tracy Rucker, Kerry Barton, Jeff Cranford, Steve Barton, Eric Barton, Cory Rucker, Tim Barton, Michael Barton, David Barton and Stanley Barton.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Bobbie Jo Cranford & husband Jimmy Ray of Garrison

Sons:
Ed W. Barton & wife Judy of Vidor
Don A. Barton & wife Loretta of Garrison
Johnny M Barton of Woodville
Roger D. Barton & wife Iretia of Lufkin
Ronnie L. Barton of Garrison
Gary L. Barton & Betty of Lufkin

Son-in-Law, Jimmy Don Rucker of Garrison

Daughter-in-Law, Joyce Barton of Nacogdoches

Twenty Four Grandchildren

Forty Four Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

Brother, Ronald Weatherly & wife Dorothy of Pasadena

Sisters:
Rhoda Jean Brown & husband Thomas of Jasper
Mary Lou Dies of Laneville

Also a host of other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Wiley Barton
Daughter, Glenda Rucker
Son, Benny Barton
Parents, Horace Matt Weatherly
Brother, Troy Weatherly
Grandson, Robbie Rucker


Robert “Bob” Ross, 55, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at his home. He was born February 25, 1953 in Galveston to Robert Leo Ross and Lorene Brawley Ross.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, July 24, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 25 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Chaplain Wayne McKay officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife, Geraldine Bridges of Joaquin

Daughters:
Becky Adams & fiancé John Crooks of Galloway
Jaime Dawson & fiancé Len Ray of Deadwood

Son, Jason Ross & wife Layla of Deadwood

Mother, Lorene Ross of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Allen Hicks
Matthew Hicks
Dean Adams
Haley Ross

Sister, Cimmarron Parks & husband Joe of Huntsville

Brother, John Russell Ross of Joaquin

Mother of his Children, Betty Ann Posey of Galloway

Special Friends,
Dick Busby & Family of Center

Preceded by:
Father, Robert Leo Ross

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


L B Horton: Mr. Horton was born on the sixteenth day of November in the year nineteen hundred and forty-five. He was born to the parentage of Mr. Lane B Horton and Mrs. Mattie Horton.

He grew up in San Augustine, Texas and attended San Augustine public schools.

The Almighty God, in His infinite wisdom, saw fit to remove L.B. from This Earth to Glory. This transition took place on Monday, July 21, 2008. He has been reunited with his loving mother Mattie Horton, son Johnny Horton, and Daughter Armourey Sue Berry.

As we now reflect on the life of Brother L.B. Horton, our prayers are with His loving wife, Joyce Daniels Horton whom he united in holy matrimony with on the third day of November nineteen eighty. To this union one daughter was born and two step sons.

Precious memories are shared by wife, Joyce Daniels Horton;

Sons: Johnny Horton of Ft. Worth, Texas; Samuel Horton and Phillip Horton both of Nacogdoches, Texas; Marcus Daniels of San Augustine, Texas and Brandon Thomas of Longview, Texas; Daughters: Patricia Horton Davis of San Augustine, Texas; Toshiba Horton of Nacogdoches, Texas; Shirley Jackson, Mary Garrett and Sonja (Randal) Roland all of San Augustine, Texas; Brothers: Johnny Horton and Joe Horton both of San Augustine, Texas; Sisters: Lela Price and Earnestine Malone (Clifford) both of San Augustine, Texas; Uncles: J C Williams Sr. of San Augustine, Texas and Allis Johnson of Galveston, Texas; Seventeen (17) grandchildren, ten (10) great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

He joined St Paul Missionary Baptist Church in 1999 and was a dedicated member and usher until he was called home.

Visitation will be Friday, July 25, 2008 beginning at 7 pm. The funeral service will be Sauturday, July 26, 2008 at 11 am at St Pau Missionary Baptist Church.


Royal Lee "Joey" Reynolds Jr., 58, of Livingston, passed away Wednesday July 23, 2008. His body will be cremated and a memorial services will be announced at a later date


7/23/08

Inez Wiley Wieser Cockrell: Graveside Service will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday July 24, 2008 at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin, TX.

She was born in Montgomery, Alabama on March 21, 1929 to John and Annie Mildred Wiley. She was the mother of five children.

Inez moved to Mobile as a child and lived there until she married Bill Cockrell and they moved to Shreveport, Louisiana in 1965.

When Inez was young she loved music and dancing. She was a beautiful girl, always impeccably dressed. She adored wearing large circular skirts with her favorite red sling back heels.

There was also a motorcycle in her early days that took Inez and her young family many exciting places; Edie rode on the front and Doris rode on the back!!

Inez worked many years for Hostess Bakery Store, but the love of her life was, the years she worked for the Goodwill Industries. Not only was she a wonderful employee, she was also their best customer.

Inez could not have been happier when she knew that there was a new grandchild or even better, a great-grandchild on the way. Whether they lived far or near, she loved hearing about the new babies, their accomplishments as they grew older, and ached with them during their hardest times. She was their biggest fan. All long distance calls with Grandma always ended with “Grandma loves you”.

You could always count on her to say, “God love you” or “Bless your heart”. She loved coconut cake, divinity, peanut butter sandwiches, and morning coffee and black jelly beans!

There were numerous pets in Inez’s life; many dogs, several ducks, birds, and a pot belly pig that did not stay long. The last pet she had was possibly her favorite, a dog named “Foots”. Inez had two dogs in Kentucky, Tess and BeBe that were wonderful companions. They loved the company of their “Grandma”.

Inez lived the last two years of her life in London, Kentucky. She enjoyed watching “The Gaithers” every Saturday night on TV; she had seen them in concert in Shreveport.

Inez passed away at home in London, Kentucky on April 23, 2008 after a brave 3 year battle with cancer. She will be missed dearly by friends and family she knew and loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Cockrell; her parents John and Annie Mildred Wiley; her grandmother Rebecca Inez Marin; a sister Sophie Beaver; a brother Marion Franklin Wiley; and her only son, Baby Patrick.

She is survived by:
*her mother-in-law, Iva Cockrell of Port Niches, Texas
*her daughters and sons-in-law,
Doris and Billy Weninegar of London, Kentucky
Edie and Cliff Wheeler of Grand Cane, Louisiana
Carllene and Don Villareal of Saginaw, Michigan
Connie Owers of Shreveport, Louisiana

Inez is survived by one special and chosen daughter, Kathy Lafitte, also of Shreveport, Louisiana.

She is survived by her grandchildren; Veanessa, Kimberly, Joey, Cheryl, Trey, Laura, Todd, Adam, and William and her great-grandchildren; Christopher, Brian, Haley, Andrew, Hannah, William, Courtney, Megan, Makinah, Matthew, Ian, Hayley, Cole, Melanie, Jaylen, Tanner. And a dear friend, Barbara Collins.

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


John William Aspinwall Jr. 35, of Center, passed away Tuesday July 22, 2008 as a result of automobile accident. His body will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.


7/22/08

Michael Allen “E.T.” Childress, 44, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008 at a Tyler hospital. He was born June 22, 1964 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Charles Allen Childress and Loretta Watson Childress. Michael loved to fish.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Robert Warr and Bro. Michael Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Todd Childress, Joshua Dane Childress, Michael Brandon Childress, Charles Dakota Childress, Todd Wilburn and Rodger Wilburn.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Joshua Dane Childress of Joaquin
Michael Brandon Childress of Joaquin
Charles Dakota Childress of Joaquin

Daughters:
Amanda McCoy Shadix of Timpson
McKenzie Nicole Childress of Joaquin
Diamond Michael Childress of Campti

Parents, Charles & Loretta W. Childress of Joaquin

Brother, Todd Keith Childress of Logansport

Girlfriend, Kenna Lee Fults of Center

Nephew, Lucas Keith Childress of Logansport

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, R.B. & Thelma Childress
Grandparents, J.H. & Virgie Watson

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

Billy B. “Lefty” Faulk, 77, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 at a Center nursing home. He was suffering from cancer. He was born March 12, 1931 in Center to John Henry Faulk & Wylma Lawrence Faulk. Faulk, a left-handed fireballer, was a graduate of Center High School, where he excelled in football and baseball from 1945-1948. He attended Sam Houston State Teachers College, where he compiled a 17-10 record as a pitcher, including a no-hitter and one-hitter against the University of Houston and shutouts over such Southwest conference teams as Baylor, TCU and SMU. His no-hitter was in the next-to-last game he played in 1952, as a Bearkat, and was broadcast on Huntsville radio with Dan Rather doing the play-by-play. He was inducted into Sam Houston State University’s Athletic Hall of Honor during their 2000 Homecoming activities. Lefty served in the US Navy and played on teams that won two all service championships. He also played with the Shreveport Sports in the Texas League before an arm injury ended his career. He then worked as an insulator in Houston until 1977, when he retired and returned to Center. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center, where he was part of Dr. Hooker’s Bible class.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 23 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Dana Cockerham & husband Raymond of Oscar, Louisiana

Brother, Robert Faulk & wife Rebecca of Lufkin

Stepsons:
Dennis Hutto, Chester Hutto & Kevin Hutto

Special Friends
Dr. Joe B. Hooker
McNeil Moore

Special caretaker, Robbin Goodwin

Preceded by:
Wife, Margie Faulk
Parents, John Henry Faulk & Wylma Lawrence Faulk

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


7/21/08

William Harold Latimer, born March 3, 1920 in Littlefield, Texas died Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the age of 88. A resident of Beaumont area since 1941, he had recently moved to the Houston area to near his only son, Kenneth and daughter-in-law, Jo.

After retiring from Bethlehem Steel in the early 80"S, he spent many hours fishing, hunting and enjoying the outdoors.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and IIa Mae Latimer, two sisters, a brother and his wife of sixty three years, Oneita. He is survived by his son, Kenneth and his wife Jo of Houston, and a brother, Buford Ray of Citrus Heights, California.

Graveside services will be 12 PM, Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Complete and updated information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com


Frances E. Schulkins, age 87, of Henderson, graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 with Rev. Mike Blake of Westminster Bible Church and Rev. Jim Reynolds of Grace Way Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Henderson.

Mrs. Schulkins went to meet her Heavenly Father and her loving family that are rejoicing in heaven on Sunday, July 20, 2008.

She was born August 20, 1920 in Logansport, LA to Vernon and Nettie Haley Frazier and been a reident of Henderson since 1947. She was a housewife and a member of Westminster Bible Church.

Mrs. Schulkins was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank Schulkins, sister Vernie Hilton, Myrtle Lee David, and Nettie Lou Seago and a niece Linda Lou Seago English.

Surviving are sisters; Jessie Frazier Beebe of Shreveport, LA, and Elsie Frazier Coleman of Meadville, MS; and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her tremendously.

She will be missed by all that knew her and by her adopted sister and best friend Jean Howard and by her loving church, Westminister Bible Church. She will be greatly missed by her niece Letha Armstrong who looked on her as a Mother.

Special thanks to Judy Rivers for fixing her hair all these years and to Wes Virdon and Jerry Wade for her new ramp.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Earl Seago, Jerry Wade, Wes Virdon, Delbert Gray, Scott Woods, Art Johnston, Mark Howard, Raymond Howard, Donald English.

The family wishes to thank At Home Health, Hospice of East Texas, Dr. Jeffery Cahill, Lesley Cox, Shirley Risinger, Lynn Van Carr, Tina English, Kathy Acord and Annie Lacy. These were her Angel Sitters and all the At Home Health Care Staff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminister Bible Church, Gideons International, Campus Crusade for Christ (Attn: Scott Woods,) or charity of Choice.

A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com


7/18/08

Mrs. Lena Lee McGee, age 84, a longtime resident of San Augustine County, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008, in Lufkin, Texas.

Mrs. McGee was born Dec. 18, 1923, in San Augustine County as a daughter of George W. and Delia (Johnson) Davis and had been a longtime resident of the Grapevine community of San Augustine County. She was a member of Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church

Survivors: her sons, George McGee and wife Cecilia Stark McGee of Huntington, Texas, and Robert W. McGee and wife Frances Bingham McGee of Spring, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer G. McGee; a son, Nolan McGee; and a daughter, Lee Evans.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas, with Bro. Wade Bryan officiating. Interment will follow at Dickerson Cemetery in the Grapevine Community.

Pallbearers: Steve McGee, Elton McGee, Scotty McGee, Kevin McGee, Mike Evans, Kenneth Evans, and Shannon Evans.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Mr. Richard Clare Wilson, age 79, of Lufkin, Texas, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008.

Mr. Wilson was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Iola, Kansas, as a son of the late Harry Clare Wilson and Lula Blanche Snyder Wilson. He was a former resident of Broaddus and Pasadena and retired as an electrician with Shell Oil. A member of First Baptist Church in Broaddus, he was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors: wife, Betty Wilson of Lufkin, Texas; daughters, Paige Moulden and husband Bob of Lufkin, Texas, and Stephanie Wilborn and husband Andy of LaPorte, Texas; son, Jay Wilson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; sisters, Carolyn Herman of Gerard, Kansas, and Ardona Ward of Sho Low, Arizona; grandchildren, Wes Moulden, S/Sgt. Christen Mouldn, Ashley Swan, Dana Swan, Sam Wilborn, Amber Wilborn, Jennifer Wilborn, and Harley Wilborn; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at First Baptist Church of Broaddus with Dr. Wayne Barth officiating.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


7/17/08

James H. “Buddy” Green, 69, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born August 3, 1938 in Center to Clarence Hollis Green and Dovie Mae Dearman Green. Buddy was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Landmark #214 in Keithville. He loved to hunt, fish & garden, and was a member of Summer Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, July 18 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 19 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

He is survived by:

Wife, Polly Green of Keithville

Sons:
James “Bubba” Green & wife Debby of Shreveport
Dewayne Green & wife Toni of Stonewall

Daughter, Belinda Sherman & husband Terry of Ringgold

Grandchildren:
Courtney Malone & husband Josh
Clay Green
Brant Green

Sisters:
Bobbie Clifton
Eva Remmers
Brenda Parker & husband Kenneth
Mary Grenier & husband Steve
Annette Green & husband Rusty

Brothers:
Ted Green & wife Terry
Lester Green & wife Glenda
Jerry Green & wife Gail
J.C. Green & wife Donna
Danny Green & wife Dottie

Also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Clarence Hollis Green & Dovie Mae Dearman Green
Two Infant Brothers

A Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Willis Knighton Pierrmont for all their wonderful care.

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


 

Martin Lazarine, 74, of Angleton passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 in Methodist Hospital in Houston. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 pm with a Christian Wake at 7:00 at Palms Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Thursday in Moral Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas
Martin Lazarine was born October 16, 1933 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Lawrence T & Lucy Montes Lazarine
He had lived in Angleton since 1962 and was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He had worked for the Angleton Post Office for 43 years.
Martin Lazarine never met a stranger.
Survivors include his wife Eva Lazarine of Angleton, Son; Martin Lazarine, Jr. of Houston
Daughter; Lana James & husband Tom of Lake Jackson
Brother; Paul Lazarine of Corpus Christi.
Sisters; Marie VanEssen of Bridgeport & Mary Becker of Houston
Honorary Brother & Friend; Ed Cantu, PA of Nacogdoches.


7/15/08

Evelyn Louise Ramsey, age 81, of Wichita Fall, Texas, services will be at 11 AM, Thursday, July 17, 2008 at New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, with Rev. Josh Walters officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 AM, Thursday, July 17, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Ramsey passed away Monday, July 14, 2008 in Wichita Falls.

Born in the Corinth Community of Shelby County, Texas on December 31, 1926, Louise was the daughter of the late Lem and Susie (Mosley) Eakin. She and Jack Shepherd Ramsey were married on September 17, 1945 and he preceded her in death on December 11, 2007.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Twining and husband Ward of Wichita Falls, Texas and Barbara Coker and husband Bob of Springlake, Texas, sister Wanda Fitts of Lufkin, Texas, 4 grandchildren: Brent Coker and wife Breck of Lubbock, Texas, Blake Coker of Oklahoma City, OK., Travis Twining and Tanner Twining of Wichita Falls, Texas, 2 great grandchildren, Klein Coker and Brinkley Coker, nieces, Gay Rod, Judy Adkinson and Suzanne Barrett. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and borther Lovis Eakin.

Memorials may be made to New Prospect Cemetery, P.O. Box 947, Timpson, Texas 75975 or House of Hope, 5100 Stone Lake Dr., Wichita Falls, Texas 76302.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Jerry W. “Boe” Jeans, 67, of Basile, Louisiana, passed away July 14, 2008 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday July 17, 2008 at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Center.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Walter E. and Ella Bella Jeans and Brother, E.B. Jeans

He is survived by:
Wife, Elizabeth Hall Jeans
2 Daughters,
Winona Jeans Boudreaux and Fiancee Kevin Cossc
Mary Jeans Couty and Husband Christopher, Sr.
Son, James W. “Dubby” Jeans and wife Angela
Sister, Helen Powdrill
2 Brothers,
Louis E Jeans and wife Wylma
Johnny L. Jeans and wife Judy
Mother-in-law, Lizzie Mae Hall
11 Grandchildren
Many Nieces, Nephews, Friends, and Neighbors

In lieu of flowers donation, can be made to St. Jude Children’ s Network, Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, or Gideon International.

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Dr. Charles W. Smith, age 71, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away early Monday, July 14, 2008.

Born Feb. 21, 1937, in Carmonia, Dr. Smith had lived in the area for 23 years and attended the Toledo Bend Church of Christ. He was a retired professor and department chair of construction technology at San Antonio College in San Antonio. He was also a licensed professional counselor and president of the NEW Water Supply Corporation

Survivors: his wife, Helen L. Smith of San Augustine County, Texas; daughter, Karen Laneece Goins and husband David of Huntington, Texas; sons, Sean Matthew Smith and wife Darla of Kingsbury, Texas, Whitt Charles Smith and wife Monica of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Robert Andrew Wells of Grangerland, Texas; sisters, Betty Jean Cox and husband Walter of Porter, Texas, Patsy Ruth Rice and husband Wayne of Cleveland, Texas, and Claudine Sloan of Cleveland, Texas; a brother, Herman Burnell Smith and wife Marie of Troup, Texas; 11 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and his church family at Toledo Bend Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas, with Bro. James Tidwell officiating. Interment will follow at Toledo Bend Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.


Pallbearers: Lee Whitmire, Bobby Whitmire, Paul Whitmire, Johnny McAdams, Tommy Cox, and Keith Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Ralph McBride, Herman Rhodes, Mark Seelbach, J.R. Wright, and Ricky Wright.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Mrs. Freddie Jean Falcon Gill, age 68, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away early Tuesday, July 15, 2008.

Mrs. Gill was born Jan. 13, 1940, in Nacogdoches County, Texas. She was a longtime area resident and a homemaker.

Survivors: her husband, Alvis Gill of San Augustine County; children, Ricky Gill and wife Annette, Sherry Bennefield and husband Jimmy, and Jimmy Dean Falcon, all of San Augustine County, Texas; sisters, Betty Poindexter of Broaddus, Texas, and Lizzie Poindexter of San Augustine County, Texas; grandchildren, James Falcon, Charlie Falcon, Marilyn Gill, Heather Gill, Doris Gill, and Kimberly Gill; and great-grandchildren, James Falcon Jr., Joseph Falcon, Autumn Meador, Kellie Meador, and Harley Falcon.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky Falcon, and her mother, Viola Falcon.

Funeral services have been set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas, with Bro. Freeman Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


7/14/08

Bobbie Jo Starr, 82, of Blue Springs, MO. passed away July 8, 2008, the daughter of Walter M. and Willie A. (Muckleroy) Williams.

Bobbie Jo was a member of The First Christian Church of Blue Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Starr in 1994.

Survivors include:
2 sons, John W. Starr and wife Dona of Napoleon, MO. Larry F. Starr and wife Jo of Grain Valley, MO.
1 daughter, Wanda J. Swichtenberg and husband Fred of Carrollton, Texas,
5 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren,
3 brothers, Buck Williams, Banks Williams, Lowell Williams,1 sister, Neg Wheatley.

The famly suggest contributions to Cancer Action, 4010 S. Lynn Court, Independence, MO. 64055

Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon, Friday, July 11, 2008 at New Salem Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11 to 12:00 Noon, prior to the service at New Salem Chapel. Burial in New Salem Cemetery.


7/10/08

Antonio Vega, who passed away July 10, 2008, services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


7/9/08

Mary Samford, 83, of College Station, formerly of Center and long-time resident of Groves, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 2:45 p.m. Mary was a kind, gentle and fun-loving woman who dedicated her life to her husband of 62 years, as well as her family. She lived an extraordinary life of courage, strength, faith, and most of all, she lived a life of love. As a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, her joy was found in giving to those around her. Mary, or MeMe as she was known to most, was the heart and soul of her large extended family. She has impacted the lives of many, many people, and she will be sorely missed.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, July 11, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Tim Perkins officiating.

She is survived by:
Her loving husband, Joe W. Samford
Son, Donald W. Samford & wife Sandy
Granddaughter, Amanda Samford
Sister, Glenda Sue Conner & husband Jerry Conner

Also a number of nieces & nephews, as well as a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by:
Brothers, Sammy E. Quisenberry and Charles A. Quisenberry
Sister, Margaret O. Shaw
Nephew, Larry L. Quisenberry.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.

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


7/8/08

Mrs. Imogene McDaniel Oglesbee, age 97, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008.

Mrs. Oglesbee was born June 22, 1911, in Sabine County's Fairdale community. A resident of San Augustine since 1940, she was a member of First Baptist Church and a charter member of San Augustine Garden Club.

She is survived by a son, John Henry Oglesbee Jr. and wife Betty of San Augustine, Texas; daughter, Janell Oglesbee Wats
on and husband Charles of San Augustine; six grandchildren, Dr. John Oglesbee III and wife Sharon, Vance Oglesbee and wife Angela, Valerie Watson Stringer and husband Mike, Chris Oglesbee and wife Gina, Van Watson and wife Karen, and Forrest Oglesbee and wife Sabrina; ten great-grandchildren, John Oglesbee IV and wife Ellen, Joshua Oglesbee, Sara Oglesbee, Kristen Oglesbee, Zachary Watson, Anna Marie Oglesbee, Bailey Watson, Jim Oglesbee, Brittani Oglesbee, and Jackson Oglesbee; a sister, Lyndell McDaniel Jensen and husband Soren; and a number of nices and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Oglesbee, on Jan. 16, 1983.

Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of San Augustine with Bro. Rick Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery near San Augustine.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 9, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Robert D. Gann, 60, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2008 at his home. He was born August 14, 1947 in the McClelland Community of Shelby County to Douglas Bradford Gann and Virginia Ruth Byrd Gann.

At the family’s request, Mr. Gann has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:

Wife, Deborah Gann of Shelbyville

Daughter, Amanda Gann of Shelbyville

Son, Staff Sergeant Aaron Gann & wife Jessica of Bamberg, Germany

Mother, Virginia Walden of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Blake, Morgan, Darius, Antwoine, Faith, Kalen

Sisters:
Mary Beth Gann of Shelbyville
Karla Gann Vaughn of Shelbyville

Step Mother, Melba Gann of Shelbyville

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Douglas Bradford Gann
Sister, Tonya Baggett
Daughter, Marlena D. Gann
Grandfather, Henry Grady Byrd
Grandmother, Eutha Mae Green
Grandparents, Bradford & Lillie Gann

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


Blanche Moody, 94, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born April 19, 1914 in Center to Jeff Jackson and Addie Walker Jackson. Ms. Moody was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Wednesday, July 9 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, July 9 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Survivors include:

Son, Jeff Moody & wife Sandra of Keithville, Louisiana

Grandsons:
Scott Roberts of Logansport, Louisiana
Steve Moody & wife Kathy of Shreveport, Louisiana

Granddaughter, Melanie Getsinger & husband Larry of Shreveport

Sister, Mary Beth Diamond of Carthage

Four Great Grandchildren

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Arvin Moody
Daughter, Jean Crymes

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


7/7/08

Robert Gann, 60, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2008 at his home. Services are pending at this time.

Sumter, South Carolina - Services for William Earl Watlington, 75, are 11 a.m. Monday at Aldersgate UMC; burial in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 tonight at Bullock F.H. Born in Horace, Kan., to Ferrell and Elizabeth Huddelston Watlington, he died July 4, 2008.

Surviving: wife, Gloria Barlow Watlington;
sons, Greg, William, Russell;
brothers, Kenneth, Cecil, Jay;
sister, Mary Lou;
5 grandchildren.


7/6/08

Thomas Edward Sparks, III, age 55, of Timpson, Texas (formerly of Texas City, Texas) funeral services willl be at 3 PM, Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson with interment in County Line Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas.

Mr. Sparks passsed away Friday, July 4th, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Texas City, Texas on September 21, 1952, the son of Thomas Edward Sparks Jr. of Timpson and the late Elma (Brown) Sparks. After graduating from Texas City High School in 1971, he attended SMU University for 3 1/2 years and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City and was employed as a salesman for Rod and Tubing Services of Bryan, Texas.

In addition to his father, survivors include three sisters, Drucilla Dickey and husband Gary of Nacogdoches, Texas, Sandra Simmons and husband Billy of Texas City, Texas and Sara Cornett and husband Charlie of Missouri City, Texas, nieces and nephews, Brian and Cheryl Simmons of Katy, Kevin and Heather Simmons of Texas City, Courtney and Justin Cornett of Missouri City and great nephew-to-be Ethan.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 5, 2008, 5-7 PM and Sunday July 6, 1 PM until service time.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


James Arthur Bailey, Sr., 67, of Lufkin, was born December 5, 1940, in Center, Texas, to Francis Barto and Betty Cathleen (Hilton) Bailey. He passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at home surrounded by family. He had resided in Lufkin most of his life and was of the Pentecostal Faith. James worked as a welder at the Champion/St. Regis Paper Mill for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping and instilled the love of those in his children and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed getting together with family and friends, watching NASCAR, grilling, and frying fish and deer meat.

Services for Mr. Bailey will be held 1 PM, Sunday, July 6, 2008, in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin, with Reverend Carlos Martinez of Thomas Crossing UPC officiating, assisted by Reverend Willie Wade. His longtime friend, L.C. Whitehead will be giving the eulogy. Burial will follow at 3:30 PM at the Sardis Cemetery on FM 414 in Center, Texas.

James was preced in death by his parents, his in-laws, John and Mozelle Anthony, sisters, Shelba Jean McDonald and Wanda Burt, brother, Thomas Bailey, Sr., brother-in-law, Willie Holt, Kenneth Merritt, Brown Addison, Clayton G. Burkett and Willie Owens, and sister-in-law, Burey Bailey.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years. Patsy Bailey, son James A. Bailey,Jr., daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Ron Massey, grandchildren, Josh Ford, Amanda Bailey, Jacob Bailey, Taylor Massey and Dalton Massey, brothers, Buck Bailey of Madisonville, and Troy Bailey and wife, Dorothy, of Spring, sisters, Vern Merritt of New Caney, Helen Bowden and husband, Bobby, of Houston, Rachel Addison of Center, Ruth Gillis and husband, James of Alma, Arkansas, Lynn Burkett of Lufkin and Vaudine Owens fo Hawthorne, Claifornia, brother-in-laws, Acie Burt of Houston, and D.A. McDonald fo Huntington, sisters-in-law, Betty Bailey of Tyler, Carolyn Jernigan fo Center, and Anita Milam and husband Gary "Bubba" of St. Amant, Louisiana, and nmerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

Palbearers will be Josh Ford, Jacob Bailey, Dalton Massey, Michael Milam, Matthew Milam, Harvey "Skee" Sloan, Bryan Pool, Mark Reeves and Laurin "Kip" Lindsey.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Thomas Crossing UPC, P.O. Box 372,Lufkin, Texas 75902 or to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6-8 PM, Saturday evening at Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home. Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


7/2/08

Kim Lawson, 46, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born January 18, 1962 in Carthage to Tommy Lynn Lawson and Clydie Mae Rogers Lawson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, July 2 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, July 3 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin with Rev. Randy Smith officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Amanda Treat of Tenaha
Candice Hennigan & husband Anthony of Joaquin

Parents, Tommy & Clydie Lawson of Joaquin

Sisters:
Tammy Cammack & husband Wayne of Haughton, Louisiana
Karen Joy & husband Mike of Pineland

Grandchildren:
Charles Reed of Tenaha
Kimberleigh Reed of Tenaha
Stedman Penuell of Joaquin
Haley Taylor of Joaquin
Layla Hennigan of Joaquin

Nieces & Nephew:
Leak, Katie & Colton Cammack of Haughton, Louisiana
Mikayla & Mileah Joy of Pineland

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


7/1/08

Harvey Hughes, 71, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1937 in Center to RC Hughes & Willie Eva Bolton Hughes. Harvey was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, July 2 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 3 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson.

Survivors include:

Wife, Martha Hughes of Center

Sons:
James Allen Hughes & wife Sheila of Shreveport
Charlie Smith & wife Kathy of Center
Donnie Ray Hughes of Carthage

Special Niece, Brandy Daniell Whittington of Center

Sister, Dorothy Shofner of Center

Brothers:
Jack Hughes & wife Edith of Center
Wayne Hughes of North Carolina

Ten Grandchildren

Nine Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, R.C. and Willie Eva Hughes
Brothers, Robert Hughes & R.C. Hughes
Sister, Johnnie Adams

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


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6/30/08

Larry Oliver, 55, of Center, passed away Sunday June 22, 2008 at his residence.
He was born February 4, 1953 to Elize and Ruby (Eaves) Oliver in Shelby County.
He graduated from Center High School. He owned and operated a chicken farm for many years.

He is survived by:
Mother of his Children: Janet Oliver Yates of Center

3 Children:
Amanda Oliver of Center
Charla Mayo & husband Richard of Center
Landon Oliver & wife Rita of Center

Grandchildren:
Madison, Macy, Makayla, Mason, Kaylee Jo and Brooklyn

Brother, J.C. Oliver of Center

2 Sisters, Carolyn Elliott & husband, Wayne of Shelbyville
Mary Kennon & husband, Jerry of Center.

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


Elnora Black, 86, of Joaquin, passed away Monday June 30, 2008.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday July 2, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Brown and Elmer Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.
Visitation will be Tuesday July 1, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 25, 1922 to Horace and Nora (Bowlin) Neel. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Joaquin where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She graduated from SFA & she taught school in Joaquin for several years. She along with her husband, John Henry Black owned and operated Black’s Feed Mill in Joaquin where they also raised cattle and poultry.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Horace and Nora Neel, her Husband, John Henry Black, and Brother, Chester Neel, Brother, Everett Neel & wife, Gaye and 1Sister, Marie Bowers & husband, Giles.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Nancy Garmany & husband John of Mansfield, LA
Lynda Plummer & husband Bob of Mansfield, La
3 Grandchildren:
Kelley Garmany Perales & husband Aaron of Arlington, TX
Betsy Garmany of Grand Prairie, TX
Zachary Richey of San Diego, CA
Great Granddaughter:
Emma Katherine Perales
Host of Step Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and Friends.
Sister, Loice Fulmer of Logansport, LA
Sister-in-law, Elizabeth Neel of Lufkin
Pallbearers:
Marion Neel, Bill Neel, Chester Allen Neel,
Jimmy Winfree, Gary Winfree, Michael Wardell
Buren Lowe and Mike Wood.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, 13897 Hwy 171, Mansfield, LA 71052.

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


Danny Flournoy, 40, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 in Center. He was born October 22, 1967 in Mesquite to Danny Flournoy and Ozelle Causey Flournoy. Mr. Flournoy was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

Survivors include:
Wife, Mistie Flournoy of Shelbyville

Son, Douglas Flournoy of Shelbyville

Daughter, Nikki Flournoy of Shelbyville

Father, Danny Flournoy of Shelbyville

Brothers: Wesley Flournoy and wife Janet of Center
Andy Flournoy and wife Michelle of Center

Sister, Kim Flournoy of San Antonio

Father-in-law, Clark Williams and wife Tina of Center

Mother-in-law, Jackie Holt of Shelbyville

Sisters-in-law; Shawna Martinez and husband Isidoro of Shelbyville
Christie Fleming of Shelbyville

Brother-in-law, Clark Williams, III of Center

Nephews; Justin Williams, John T. Peek, John Michael Flournoy and Andrew Flournoy

Nieces; Skye Martinez, Celaya Martinez, Kristen Peek, Regan Flournoy, Hannah Flournoy, Crisa Flournoy, Crystal Chisenhall & John, Lillian Chisenhall, Yolanda Flournoy, Shonda Flournoy, Megan Flournoy and Erin Flournoy

Preceded in death by: Mother, Ozelle Causey Flournoy
Sisters, Kristy Flournoy and Tanna Flournoy
Brother, Daniel "Bobby" Flournoy

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


6/28/08

Mr. Robert McGee, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday June 28, 2008.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday July 2, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Runnels officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Tuesday July 1, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 7, 1927 to Allen and Pauline (Moore) McGee. He was a member of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Allen and Pauline McGee, and
Daughter, Debra Cockrell.

He is survived by:
Wife, Katharine McGee of Joaquin
Daughter & Son-in-law, Gail & Dennis Jacobs of Lufkin
Daughter & Son-in-law, Sheila & James Parker of Joaquin
Son & Daughter-in-law, Jerry & Rose Mary McGee of Joaquin
Son & Daughter-in-law, Kevin & Susie McGee of Martinsville
Grandchildren:
Selena & Royce Fritz, Jr.
Carla Paxton, Jason Paxton, Josh Paxton
Chris Cockrell, Angel Pomykal,
Meschelle & Sandy Sanford
Clint & Amanda Parker
April & Daniel Booker
Stephen & Jennifer McGee
Brittany & David Ray
Tiffany McGee, Savannah McGee, and Colby McGee
15 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson
Pallbearers:
Clint Parker, Jason Parker, Josh Parker, Stephen McGee
Chris Cockrell, and Royce Fritz, III
Honorary Pallbearers:
Rex Hass, Tim Hass, Sandy Sanford, Phillip Chambliss, and Clovis Chambliss

You may sign the online register book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Merline Sherrod, 86, of Center, passed away Friday, June 27, 2008 at her residence. She was born October 25, 1921 in Center to Burton Brittain and Lizzie Reynolds Brittain. Ms. Sherrod was a member of the Center First Assembly of God Church. She was a homemaker and mother.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm, Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Jim Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in the Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:
Son, Wayne Sherrod of Center
Daughter, Jean Forrest of Center
Grandson< Shannon Sherrod and wife Melissa of Chireno
Great Granddaughters; Hayley Sherrod and Christina Sherrod both of Chireno
Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Pershing J. Sherrod
Son, Johnny Ray Sherrod

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

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


6/26/08

Mrs. Wanda Roper, age 77, of San Augustine passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Mrs. Roper was born May 14, 1931, in Dallas as a daughter of the late Ozzie Lee (Wilson) and Malcolm Carl Harrison and had been a longtime resident of San Augustine. She was a business manager with the family owned Roper Motor Company in San Augustine for 30 years. Mrs. Roper was also a member of San Augustine's First United Methodist Church and actively served with several civic organizations in San Augustine.

Survivors: her husband, Bob Roper of San Augustine; daughters, Terri Roper Wubbena and husband Jan of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Sandi Roper Russell and husband Rick of San Augustine, and Patti Roper McLerran and husband Rod of San Augustine; brothers, Wendel C. Harrison and wife Beverly of Plano and Robert Harrison and wife Frances of Carrollton; and grandchildren, Rob Wubbena, Mary Wubbena, Ryan Russell, Bobby McLerran, and Roy McLerran.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roland Harrison.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Rev. Tony McCollum, Rev Rick Russell, and Rev. Sara Barbaree officiating. Interment will follow at McGown Cemetery in Sabine County.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 27, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.


Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


6/25/08

Mrs. Trula C. Feaster, 75, of Timpson, TX, passed away Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 at her residence. Born in Kingsport, Tennesse on June 28, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Harlan and Grace (Brown) Starnes. She was employed in the delicatessen of Brookshire Bros. in Center, Texas, and was a member of Rock Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Nacogdoches County.

Survivors include husband Larry K. Feaster of Timpson; sons Lance Feaster and wife Tina of Timpson and Donald Bays and wife Toni of Biloxi, MS; daughters Martha Ferguson and husband Randy of Bellaire, KS and Nancy Coronado and husband Steve of Fullerton, CA; brother John Starnes of Oakland, OR; sister Kate Evans of Corona, CA; 5 grandchildren: Ty Feaster, Ben Ferguson, Christopher Feaster, Michael Feaster, and Caitlyn Feaster. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son Ronald Bays, grandson Jason Bays, and 7 brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be 2:00 - 5:00 PM, Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


6/24/08

Douglas Fielder,63, of Center previously of Houston, passed away Monday June 23, 2008.

Graveside Service will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday June 24, 2008 at Campti Cemetery with Bro. Ozay Ford.

He was born May 19, 1945 to Douglas Fielder and Gladys (Manshack) Hardy. He served in the US Armed Forces.

He is survived by:
Mother:
Gladys Hardy of Houston
2 Sisters:
Brenda Bell & husband Eddie of Nacogdoches
Barbara Prather & husband Jim of Albuquerque, NM
Son:
Douglas Lawrence Fielder Jr. of Dallas
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


6/23/08

Vera May Moore, 74, of Joaquin, passed away Monday June 23, 2008.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday June 26, 2008 at Brookland Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.

She was born April 20, 1934 to John and Ola Dorothy (Lowe) May. She was of the Baptist faith.

She preceded in death by her Parents, John May and Ola Dorothy Jensen, Son, James R. Moore, Brother, Orval May, and Sister, Sue

She is survived by:
Sons:
Paul Moore & wife Sharon of Logansport, LA
J.D. Moore & wife Rhonda of Joaquin

Daughter:
Kathy Bayles & husband Frannon of Dublin, GA

Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Sister:
Era “Pud” Sanders of Joaquin

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and a host of Friends

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


H.W. "John" Mixon, age 85, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008.

Mr. Mixon was born Nov. 14, 1922, in San Augustine County as a son of the late Millie (Rushing) and Henry Jackson Mixon. He was the retired owner of the local Arco Gas & Oil company and a cattle rancher. A longtime deacon of Calvary Baptist Church, he was a member of Broaddus Masonic Lodge #1112 and El Camino Shrine Club for over 50 years.

Survivors: his wife, Ida Bell Mixon, to whom he was married in 1945; daughter and son-in-law, Jo Karen and Elzie Smith of Broaddus; and granddaughters, Jodie Goff and husband, Joe, and Jamie Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Doug Fincher officiating. Interment will follow at Runnels Cemetery near Broaddus.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Keith Mixon, Dale Mixon, Joe Goff, Bobby Thompson, Robert Birdwell, and W.D. Lacy. Honorary pallbearers: men of Calvary Baptist Church, Ronnie Butler, and Louis Runnels.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


6/22/08

Reba Gloria LeFevre Hooper, 69, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008 at her home. She was born August 24, 1938 in Humble to Elza Chester LeFevre and Olivia Arlene Ross LeFevre. Ms. Hooper was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, June 23 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 24 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Goodwin and Bro. Chuck Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be K.L. Metcalf, Junior Dean, Darrell McDaniel, Mickey Miller, James Bloodgood and Charles Bloodgood. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Miller and Bobby D. Watson.

Survivors include:
Husband, Don Hooper of Center

Sons:
Jeff Lengl of Carrollton

Mike Lengl & wife Mitzi of Center
J.J. Fanguy and wife Michaelle of Timpson
Darrell Fanguy & wife Toshana of Pensacola, Florida

Daughters:
Connie Lengl of Center
Anjanette Dunn & husband David of Center

Mother, Arlene LeFevre of Center

Seventeen Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Sisters:
Nelda Whitton & husband James David Whitton of Center
Barbara Ann Knight & husband Courtland of Lockport, Louisiana

Brother, Ira LeFevre & wife Mary of New Iberia, Louisiana

Preceded in death by: Father, Elza Chester LeFevre

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


Charles Dockens, age 62, of Center passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008 at a Shreveport hospital. Mr. Dockens was born September 23, 1945 in Center to Clarence Dockens and Willie Dee Elliott Dockens. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Center.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Good Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Ed McRae officiating

Survivors include:
Sons: Chris Dockens and wife Glenda of Center, Kevin Dockens and wife Anita of Center and Stephen Dockens of Center.
Daughter: DeeAnn Dockens of Center
Mother: Willie Dee Dockens of Center
7 Grandchildren
3 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Margie Garret and husband Randy of Joaquin
Brother: Harold Dockens and wife Janet of Joaquin
Robert Clotiaux Lifetime friend of Center

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to charity or church of your choice.


Dennis Turnipseed, 68, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008 at his home. He was born February 24, 1940 in Potts Camp, Mississippi to Walter Richard Turnipseed and Ruth Elizabeth Watson Turnipseed.

At his family’s request, Mr. Turnipseed has been cremated. A private memorial service will follow in Memphis, Tennessee at a later date.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Dena Harlow & husband Robert of Kingwood
Denise Gray & husband Gregg of Kingwood

Brother, Sidney Turnipseed & wife Peggy of Collierville, Tennessee

Sister, Ruth Ann Turnipseed of Memphis

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Dana Elizabeth Turnipseed

Brother, Larry Turnipseed

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


6/18/08

Debera Barbee, age 47, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at her home. She was born November 13, 1960 in Center to Robert Benjamin Bolton and Johnnie Ruth Moor Bolton. Debera was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, June 19th and Friday, June 20th until 8 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm, Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Husband, Michael Barbee of Huxley
Daughter, Stacey Cooper of Huxley
Son, Timothy WIndham of Center
Grandson: Jacob Jackson of Huxley, Jordan Jackson of Huxley, Cale Cooper of Patroon, Kaleb James of Shelbyville and Kelsey James of Shelbyville.
Granddaughters: Caitlyn Cooper of Shelbyville and Haleigh Cooper of Shelbyville.
Sisters: Betty Bolton Elswick & husband Jerry of Center and Bobbie Johnson & Richard Grubbs of Center.
Brothers: Travis Bolton & wife Betty of San Augustin and Royce Bolton of Center.

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

Special Friends & Caregivers, NaDonna Green, Johnny Johnson & Myra Durham.

Father of Her Children, Roger Windham.

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


6/17/08

Donald E. “Trey” Cohenour, III, 36, of Austin, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at his home. He was born March 6, 1971 in Orange to Donald E. Cohenour Jr. and Jennifer Miller Cohenour. Trey loved life and never met a stranger.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 20, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 21 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Doug Fincher officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Keith Mosley, Craig Cropper, Nate Ferguson, Mark Soldier, Mark Kreigle, Larry Johnson, Doug Gypins, Ferdy Cropper, Randall Reese.

Survivors include:

Parents, Donald Cohenour, Jr. and Jennifer Miller Cohenour

Brother, Douglas Cohenour

Grandmother, Joy Miller

Aunts & Uncles:
Sally Miller Windham & Dr. Danny Paul Windham
Mary Miller Pigg & Bobby
Becky Miller Grant & Jimmy
Rachel Miller Paddie & Billy
Jimmy Cohenour & Kemie

Cousins:
Anna Joy Windham
Clayton Paul Windham
James & Megan McCaffrey
Bryanna Grant
Braelyn McCaffrey
Jennifer Paddie
James Robert Cohenour
David Cohenour
Analise Pigg
Neil Pigg

The love of his life & closest companion, Carlye Alderete

Pit Bull, Diesel

And a host of friends from all walks of life.

Preceded in death by:
Grandfathers, Melvin M. Miller & Donald E. "Bo" Cohenour
Grandmother, Helen Cohenour
Uncle, Robert Cohenour
Beloved Dog, Rowdy

Donations can be made to the following:
Folsom Chapel Cemetery Fund
C/o Dr. Danny Paul Windham
406 Cora Street
Center, Texas 75935

Sims Foundation
PO Box 2152
Austin, Texas 78768 (512) 472-1008

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


Donna Raimond, 52, of Center, passed away Tuesday June 17, 2008 at her home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday June 20, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Burial will follow at Cassell Cemetery in Converse, LA.

Visitation will be Thursday June 19, 2008 starting at noon at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 22, 1956 to Stanley and Wanda Lennox. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by:

Husband of 28 years:
Oliver Raimond of Center

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Lana & Shonn Gatewood of Timpson

Brother:
Stanley Lennox Jr. of Denison, Tx

2 Sisters:
Shelia Goldsmith of Big Lake, Tx
Kelly Christopher of Brownwood, Tx

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Ricky & Lettie Raimond and Nephew Ricky Jr. “Tater Bug” of Joaquin

Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law:
Carolyn & Bobby Nichols of Shreveport, LA

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends

Pallbearers: Weldon Bailey, Joe Graves, Brandon Courtney, and Randy Soape

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Dewey Eugene “Gene” Fenley, 66, of Center, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at his home. He was born March 26, 1942 in Center to Ira Fenley and Effie Mae Ware Fenley. Gene was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church and served in the US Army from 1960-1963.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Charles Hannah and Rev. Franklin D. Battles officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.


Survivors include:
Wife, Dorothy Andrews Fenley of Center

Daughters:
Kathleen Fenley of Center
Sharon Fenley Hooper of Snook
Tammy Fenley of Center

Four Grandchildren, One Great Grandchild
Brother, Ira “Dub” Fenley & wife Carolyn of Center

Sisters:
Mae Fenley Stotts & husband Donice of Center
Joyce Fenley Lucas & husband JC of New Caney
Jo Ellen Fenley Bush & husband Charles of Marshall, Arkansas

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

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


David Whiteside, 45, of Woden, passed away Monday, June 16, 2008 at his home. He was born December 28, 1962 in Center to Bacle Whiteside and Dixie Mitchell Whiteside. David was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include:

Wife, Lavinia Whiteside of Woden

Daughters:
Jennifer Hughes & husband Derrek of Tenaha
Chavaletta Whiteside of Center
Tiffany Whiteside of Tenaha

Sons:
Wayland Whiteside of Center
David Whiteside, II of Woden
Colt Whiteside of Woden

Grandchildren, Mahalia & Jeanne

Parents, Bacle & Dixie Whiteside

Brother, Darrell Whiteside & wife Mary of Center

Sister, Dannie Helton of Center

Preceded in death by:
Son, Casey Whiteside
Brother, Donese Whiteside
Grandparents, George & Lela Mitchell

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


6/16/08

Thomas Earl “Tom” Scruggs, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 at his home. He was born October 24, 1944 in Shelbyville to Lawrence Thomas Scruggs and Edith Marie Clark Scruggs. Mr. Scruggs retired from the Air Force, where he attained the rank of Master Sergeant, and was a member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association. He was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Cross and Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.
Survivors include:

Wife, of 32 years, Charlotte Scruggs of Joaquin

Daughters:
Kim Scruggs of Joaquin
Marie Scruggs Parks & husband Shannon of Joaquin

Sons:
Mike Scruggs of Center
L.T. Scruggs & wife Oriana of South Carolina

Granddaughters:
Kaitlyn Scruggs of Joaquin
Shirley Scruggs of Joaquin
Rebekah Parks of Joaquin
Alyssa Parks of Joaquin
Lana Parks of Joaquin

Grandsons:
Peyton Scruggs of Joaquin
Devan Scruggs of Joaquin

Special Little Loved Ones, Stephanie & D.J. Bragg

Also many in-laws, nieces, nephews & loved ones.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lawrence Thomas Scruggs & Edith Marie Clark Scruggs
Brother, Eugene Scruggs

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


Minnie Weipert, 60, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born October 21, 1947 in DeRidder, Louisiana to William B. Taylor and Bobbie Lucille Whiddon Taylor.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, June 16, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bobby Lambright officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Parents, William & Lucille Taylor of Center

Sisters:
Betty Dayton & husband Hugh of Clute
Mary Clifton & husband Kenneth of McClelland
Brother, William Weipert of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

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


Dalila Aguillon Zuniga, age 27, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in San Augustine County.

Mrs. Zuniga was born Jan. 13, 1981, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Survivors: husband, Leonel Zuniga-Pineda of San Augustine; daughters, Nancy Elizette Zuniga and Diana Elizabeth Zuniga, both of San Augustine; parents, Dalila Castro and Arturo Aguillon of Mexico; sisters, Aracely Aguillon of New York, and Graciela Aguillon and Martha Aguillon, both of Mexico; and brothers, Arturo Aguillon and Manuel Aguillon, both of Mexico.

Funeral mass will be held at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in San Augustine with Father Jorge Dinguis officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Mexico.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augusitne.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Bess Smith passed away Saturday, June 14, 2008 in Houston, Texas at the age of 95. She was the daughter of James Homer Smith and Pearl Nix Smith of Timpson, and was born and raised there. A longtime resident of Houston, she was a retired teacher of Poe Elementary School, Houston Independent School District.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, James Dale Smith; a sister, Marcelle Smith Cowart, her husband Edmund and their daughter Mary; and her brother-in-law, John Benton Davis. She is survived by her brother, Robert Ray Smith and his wife Anita; her sister, Joy Smith Davis; her sister-in-law Marceil Smith; nine nieces and nephews and a host of "great" and "great-great" nieces and nephews. She loved and was devoted to her family throughout her life.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 16 at 1:00 pm at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, with burial to follow at the Caledonia Cemetery. Her nephews and nieces are honored to serve as the pallbearers.


Funeral services for Louis Rhodney Stinson, 78, of Shelbyville, Texas will be held at Lydia Missionary Baptist Church at 1 PM Saturday, June 21, 2008. His remains will be interned at The National Cemetery in Arlington, Texas.

Mr. Stinson passed away peacefully on June 13, 2008 in Dallas. His children were at his side. He was born in Foreman, AR on November 29, 1929 to Merrill Louis Stinson and Georgia Irene Johnson Stinson. During his early years, they moved to Ashdown where his father ran a general store. He was a graduate of Ashdown High School where he was in the band and the drama club. He attended Ouachita Baptist College and Texarkana Jr. College. He married Betty Jo Hale in 1950. They were married for 21 years. He served in the Army after college and returned to civilian life as a salesman and he never met a stranger. He served in the Marine reserve during his civilian years. He moved to Shreveport in 1952. He served as a volunteer for the Caddo Parish Sherriff’s Reserve. He was a master at fixing anything electronic and ran a part time electronic repair shop in the evenings. He was also a semi-professional photographer. In 1971 he brought his family to Dallas for a job with Miller and Assoc. He moved to Houston in 1977. In 1981 he joined the TDC and moved to Angleton, TX. When he retired in 1991, he settled in the piney woods near Shelbyville, TX and lived the rest of his life in what he called God’s country. He was a patriot member of the American Legion and the NRA. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son Richard Louis Stinson and wife Angelika of The Woodlands, TX, daughter, Sheri Lynn Beach and husband Brock of Dallas, TX, and son Scott Allen Stinson and wife Julie of Pilot Point, TX. His grandchildren include Julia Stinson of Denton, TX, Hunter Beach and Taylor Beach, of Dallas, TX, Ryan Stinson of Pilot Point, TX and Taryn Stinson of Bryan, TX. cousins Aaron Fisher and family, Terry Fisher and family and Jan Bosque and family.


6/13/08

Vertie (Holt) Collum, 93, of Center, passed away Friday June 13, 2008 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday June 15, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Campti Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday June 14, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 24, 1914 to Ed and Ida (Richards) Holt. She was a member of Campti Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ed and Ida Holt, Husband, P.A. Collum, Granddaughter, Sherry Boshart, and Grandson, Robert Collum

She is survived by:

4 Children:
Jack Collum & wife Frances of Shreveport, LA

Vernell Goings & husband W.J. of Center
Billy Collum & wife Deanna of Jaoquin
Jerry Collum of Tenaha

4 Grandchildren:
Michael Collum
Glenda Lutz
Donnie Collum and Donna Jamison

Great Grandcildren:
Jack & William Collum
Evan & Travis Lutz
Connie Quintero, Jamie, & Kimberly Boshart
Krista & Danbert Collum
Lee Martin

3 Great Great Grandchildren
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


5/12/08

Mozell Wilkinson, 81, of Tenaha, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at her residence. Ms. Wilkinson was born on April 26, 1927 in San Augustine to Hezzie Wagstaff and Dora Weatherford Wagstaff. She loved to quilt and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating. Interment will follow in the Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers for Ms. Wilkinson will be Tommy Lee Amburn, Wesley Diamond, Tommy Joe Wilkinson, Dusty Cooper, Matthew Risinger, and Tommy Price. Honorary Pallbearers will be Allen Paul Shuemaker, Phillip Cooper and Roy D. Lane.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Cindy Sanders & husband Mike of Center

Manuela Shuemaker & husband Bobby of Tenaha
Shirley Amburn & husband Tommy of Center
Imogene Granton of Tenaha

Sons:
Tommy Wilkinson & wife Maryland of Tenaha
Kenneth Wilkinson & wife Sheila of Pineville, Louisiana
Alton Wilkinson & wife Karen of Center

Twelve Grandchildren

Twenty-three Great Grandchildren

Six Great Great Grandchildren

Special Nephew, Roy D. Lane of Tenaha

Special Friends, “Dock” & Fannie Watson of Tenaha

Also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Tommy Mitchell Wilkinson
Parents, Hezzie Wagstaff & Dora Weatherford Wagstaff
Sisters: Arena Williams, Vera Hightower, Lucy Lane, Jessielee McGee & Laverne Byley
Brothers: Johnny Wagstaff, Cecil Wagstaff

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


6/11/08

Memorial services for Georgia Ann Norvell, 70, of San Augustine, Texas, will be held at the San Augustine Church of Christ in San Augustine on June 13, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Georgia departed this life peacefully in her loving husband's arms Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
She was born April 8, 1938, in El Paso, Texas, to Claude and Florence Cockrell. She was preceded in death by her father, Claude, and her brother, Patrick Cockrell, but predeceases her mother, Florence, who now resides in a nursing home in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 99.

Georgia is survived by her husband, Warren J. "Crow" Norvell; her three sons and daughters-in-law and a daughter and son-in-law. They are Lane and Carol Norvell of Tyler, J.D. and Shelly Norvell of Nacogdoches, Nickie and Steve Phillips of Huntington, and Lance and Denise Norvell of Nacogdoches. Grandchildren include Clay Phillips, Carlee Phillips, Brandon Norvell, Cassidy Phillips, Zachary Norvell, Madelyn Norvell, Weston Norvell, Andrea McNall, and Ty Tatum.

Additional survivors include sister, Claudette NcNew and husband Dan McNew of Quinlan, brother, Mike Cockrell and wife BK of Tyler, and four nieces and two nephews.

Georgia attended schools in Dallas and later graduated from Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas. She then attended Tyler Jr. College where she was a member of the Apache Belles and was named 1957 Homecoming Queen. It was at TJC that she met her husband, Warren "Crow" Norvell, who was a member of the TJC Apache football team.

She was a devoted wife, a very loving mother to her four children, and a fatithful member of the San Augustine Church of Christ. She worked for many years as a Legal Secretary for the prestigious Ramsey, Ramsey & Mitchell Law Firm owend by the late Ben Ramsey, a former Lt. Governor of Texas, as well as the Honorable Charles Smith Ramsey, and the late Honorable John Mitchell, both local patrons and respected civic leaders. Additionally, she worked for a number of years in the front office of the renowned Fairway Farm Hunt & Golf Club owned by Claxton Benedum. She also contributed much time in earlier years to the local Women's Heritage Club, Cub Scouts, Garden Club, nursing home visitation groups, and local San Augustine school related activities.

Visitation with the family will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


6/10/08

Mrs. Maria Guardiol, age 85 of Center passed away Monday, June 9, 2008.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 11, 2008 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Wednesday June 11, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. until service time.

She was born November 7, 1922 to Simon and Concecion (Serrano) Adame in Paredon Coah, Mexico.

She is survived by:

Daughter and Son-in-law:
Maria & Manuel Escobedo of Center

Granchildren:
Manuel & Irma Escobedo of Center
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Victor Escobedo of Center

Juan & Isabel Escobedo of Center
Arnolfo Escobedo of Center
Armando & Blanca Escobedo of Center
Jose & Lurdes of Center

15 Great Grandchildren

2 Great Great Grandchildren

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


6/6/02

Services for Kenneth Benoy Benefield, 66, of Diana, Texas, will be at 10:00am, June 9, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Ore City, with Reverend Ken Mills officiating, interment will be at Sardis Cemetery in Center, Texas at 2:00pm on June 9. Mr. Benefield passed away June 5, 2008, in Longview.

He was born May 23, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Jeff & Lula Faye Benefield. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ore City. He served his country in the Army National Guard.

Survivors Include:

Wife: Jeannie Kay Benefield

Sons: Kevin Benefield of Ore City; Kerry Benefield and wife, Charlotte, of Longview.

Daughter: Anita Benefield of Reno, Nevada.

Stepsons: Casey Loyd Cobb and wife, Amanda, of Whitehouse, Chad Edward Cobb of Longview and Cody Lane Cobb of Diana.

Brother: Richard Benefield and wife, Brenda, of Tyler.

Sisters: Arvella Sue Blount and, husband, E.B., of Pittsburg; Linda Ryan and husband, Perry Lee, of Chapel Hill and Wanda Anderson of Mt. Pleasant.

Grandson: Buddy Loyd Rich of Fredricksburg, Virginia.

Granddaughters: Desiree Mary Benefield and Ashley Jane Benefield of Tyler; Jacqueline Paige Benefield and Lauren Nicole Benefield of Fredricksburg, Virginia; Kathleen Elizabeth Cobb and Carlie Kay Cobb of Whitehouse; Micah Leann Cobb and Macy Cheyenne Cobb of Longview.

Numerous other relatives and special friends.

Visitation will be from 4-6pm, Sunday June 8, 2008 at Grubbs-Loyd Chapel in Diana, Texas.

Services arrangements under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana and Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


John Glaze, Jr.

SHREVEPORT, LA- Funeral services for John Glaze, Jr. will be Friday, June 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Logansport Chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Tommy Ford. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, TX.

John was born March 8, 1927 in Carthage, TX to John and Clare Glaze. John passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in Texas.

Preceding John in death was his son, John Glaze, III.

Left to cherish John's memory are his three sons, Jimmy Glaze and wife, Sandra, Robert Glaze and Joe Glaze and wife, Lisa; two daughters, Betty Cunningham and Wanda Cockrell and husband, Bill; sister, Dora Jean; four brothers, James, Jessie, Olan and Nolan and a host of granchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Serving John as pallbearers will be L.J. Netterville, Shane Cortinez, Jeffery Glaze, Josh Glaze, John Sholar, "Little Bill" Cockrell, John Denz and Johnny Cunningham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Cunningham, Marion Cunningham and Rick Kirby. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Logansport, La 318-697-4441
Published in the Shreveport Times on 6/6/2008.


6/5/08

Jessie Myles Upchurch, age 56 of Center passed away at his home, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at his home.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born January 17, 1952 in Brazoria County to Parents, Jesse Myles and Mary (Ross) Upchurch. He worked for Pilgrim Pride as the live hall manager and truck driver for many years.

He is survived by:
His wife of 28 years, Linda (Bowlin) Upchurch of Center

Daughter, Kandy Upchurch Jenkins and husband, Charles of Center

Son, Jesse M. Upchurch IV and wife, Michelle of Central

Mother, Mary Upchurch of Center

1 Granddaughter, Chandler Upchurch of Central

Soon to be Grandson, Jesse James Jenkins

1 Sister and Brother-in-law, Sue and Phillip Brod of Houston

1 Sister, Glenda Potis of LaPorte

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Leroy and Margie Bowlin of Center

Numerous other family, friends, nieces and nephews.

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


6/4/08

Olga Singletary Atwood, 94, passed away Monday, June 2, 2008 in her Shreveport home. After visitation Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Marshall Street in Shreveport from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm a graveside service will be held in Center, Texas at the Oaklawn Cemetery, Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 11:00 am. Officiating will be Rev. Carl Smith of the 1st Baptist Church of Center.

She is survived by her son Terry D. Atwood and wife Ruth, granddaughter Shani Marie Atwood, grandsons Todd D. Atwood and Christopher D. Atwood and great grandson Michael David Atwood, all of Little Rock, Ar.

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


Jimmy McDaniel, 73, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born May 14, 1935 in Tenaha to Herbert McDaniel and Lois Settle McDaniel. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Mr. McDaniel was a member of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge and also the Tenaha Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, June 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 7, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Gibbs, Dennis Permenter, Ron Barker, Royce Perry, Billy Claybaugh, and J.R. Stephens. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include:

Wife, Vaudrine McDaniel of Tenaha

Daughters:
Linda Hodge of Plano
Sharon Risch of Martinsville

Granddaughter, Brittany Risch of Martinsville

Brothers:
Linnon McDaniel of Longview
Michael McDaniel & Dianne of Longview

Sister-in-Law, Verna Douthitt & husband Bill of Midlothian
Margie Ruddell of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews & friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Herbert McDaniel & Lois Settle McDaniel
Brother, Byron McDaniel

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


6/2/08

Mr. W.A. "Buddy Hann. Memorial Services for Mr. W. A. "Buddy" Hann, 83, of Sulphur, will be at a later date in Center, Texas. Cremation is entrusted to Robison Funeral Home, 107 West Napoleon St., Sulphur, La.

Mr. Hann passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2008, @ 12:15 P.M. in a Sulphur hospital after a short illness. He was a native of Drumright, Oklahoma and a longtime resident of Sulphur, La. He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving in World War II as a bombardier on a B-29, stationed in Guam. Mr. Hann graduated from Stephen F. Austin College, Nacogdoches, Texas with a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in music. He served as a Band Director in Troup, Texas for 3 years before going to work in Lake Charles for PPG. He was a member of Maplewood United Methodist Church where he formerly served as Choir Director for 6 years, served as a Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hann retired from PPG as a Chemist after 34 years of service. After retirement, Buddy devoted his time to being a great Chef at home and enjoying reading a large collection of novels.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maplewood United Methodist Church, 11 Center Circle, Sulphur, La. 70663

He is preceded in death by his PARENTS: Warren & Ruth Hann
SISTER: Mrs. Blossom Ward

SURVIVORS:

WIFE of 63 YEARS: Mrs. Nelwyn Carriker Hann Sulphur, La.
SON: Mr. Kim Hann Lubbock, Texas
DAUGHTER: Ms. Kathy Phillips Lubbock, Texas
3 NEPHEWS: Mr. Warren Ward San Antonio, Texas
Mr. Ronnie Ward Iraan, Texas
Mr. Kirby Williams Flower Mound, Texas
NIECE: Ms. Lori Tipton Denton, Texas


Lillie Mae Richards Pate, 92, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at a Center nursing home. She was born January 1, 1916 in Shelby County to Robert “Bob” Henry Richards and Sally Louanna Bishop Richards. Ms. Pate was a member of the Timpson missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sammy Eldridge officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Verbon V. Pate, Jr. & wife Elizabeth of Center
Jerry P. Pate & wife Debra of Center

Daughter, Virginia A. Goodrum of Center

Grandchildren:
Robert Clinton Pate & wife Lori of Luling
Jeaniece Pate Mukherjee & husband Dave of Ft. Worth
Brandy Goodrum Cook & husband John of Jacksonville
Sherry Goodrum Sorensen of Lexington, Kentucky

Great Grandchildren:
Woods, Charles & Vivian
Sister, Bobbie Lemerle Gary of Center

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Verbon V. Pate, Sr.
Sisters, Laura Richards Deason and Era Richards Ramsey Adams
Parents, Robert “Bob” Henry Richards and Sally Louanna Bishop Richards

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

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


Ronald Brantley Strickland, 56, of Houston passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at his residence in Houston. He was born December 30, 1951 in Center, Texas to Charles Doyce Strickland and Javel Legay Goings Strickland. Mr. Strickland worked in law enforcement for over 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the National Safari Association. Mr. Strickland was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation for Mr. Strickland will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, June 2, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers for Mr. Strickland will be Shane Strickland, Slade Strickland, Larry Hinton, George Meisenheimer, Chuck Jones and Larry Inman. Honorary pallbearers will be Walt Baty and Charles Brady Hinton.

Survivors include:

Sister; Lou Ann Strickland Campbell and husband Robert of Willis

Nephews
Charles Shane Strickland and wife Leilani of Deweyville
Joel Slade Strickland and wife Tonya of Deweyville

Nieces
Gay Shannon Garcia and husband Roy of Port Arthur
Leslie Sherr Dunham and husband Joe of Buna

Grandnephews and Grandnieces
Shayne Slone, Shaymus Strickland, Jeremiah Spell, Josh Spell, Josie Dunham, Dakota Dunham, Bella Dunham, Whitney Marshall, Atalia Garcia, Tilman Brantley Strickland.

Aunt, Daisy Mae Snyder of San Augustine

Numerous Cousins and Other Relatives, A Host of Very Close Friends.

Preceded in death by
Parents, Charles Doyce Strickland and Javel Legay Goings Strickland
Brother, Charles Vernon Strickland

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

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


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5/31/08

Ralph Thrift , age 75, of Timpson, Texas, services will be at 10 AM, Monday, June 02, 2008 in Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Thrift passed away May 30, 2008 in Timpson.

Born in Herberville, Georgia on March 15, 1933, Ralph Thrift was the son of the late Hollie Dean and Claudia (Mercer) Thrift. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a Methodist. Ralph was a licensed real estate broker in Houston and the East Texas area for 40 years. He was currently owner of Double TT Realty in Timpson. During his years in Timpson he had been a member of the Timpson Lion's Club, Chamber of Commerce and Pineywoods Board of Realtors.

Survivors include son Michael Thrift, of Timpson, daughter, Claudia ANn Thrift of Humble, Texas, granddaughter, Ashley Dawn Thrift of Timpson, special friend, Millie Thrift of Baton Rouge, La., two brothers, John and Jimmy Thrift of Hoboken, Ga. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his brother, Millard Thrift.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 01, 2008 From 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.
Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson
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David W. Green, 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at a Center nursing home. He was born July 31, 1935 in Houston to Eddie W. Green and Anita Faye Pulley Green. Mr. Green served in the US Navy during the Korean conflict of was of the Assembly of God Faith.

Per Mr. Green’s wishes, his body was donated to LSU Health Sciences Center.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Rhonda Baird of Lockhart

Granddaughter, Isabelle Baird of Lockhart

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


Richard Chadwick “Chad” Jordan, 34, of Center, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born January 31, 1974 in Center to Donald Cannon Jordan and Rebecca Ann Hairgrove Jordan. Chad attended First Baptist Church in Center

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, June 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Mother, Becky Jordan & Ron Cook of Center

Father, Don Jordan & wife Sudie of Reno, Nevada

Brother, Brandon Jordan & wife Tara of Center
Brother, Kenneth Jordan & wife Cassondra of Huxley

Grandfather, Van Hairgrove of Center

Grandmother, Norma Jordan of Beaumont

Nephews: Jake, Kolby, Kason & Bo Jordan of Center

Niece, Mackenzie Geryk of Huxley

Aunts & Uncles:
Beth Cassell & husband David of Center
Billy Van Hairgrove & wife Janet of Center
Bobby Lynn Hairgrove & wife Carol of Henderson
Price L. Jordan & wife Teresa of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, Patsy Hairgrove & Price Jordan, Sr.

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

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


5/30/08

Andy Chance, 43, of Dallas, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at his home. He was born October 5, 1964 in Orange to Sam Alfred and Carole Ann Parker Chance. He was the 1983 Valedictorian of his graduating class at Brady High School, where he was also a National Merit Scholar. Andy received his Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor, and his Law Degree from Baylor Law School. He was an attorney for Center ISD and Shelbyville ISD.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center, with Rev. Carl Smith & Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:
Parents, Al & Carole Ann Chance of Center
Brothers: Brent Chance of Midland, Chris Chance & wife Leslie of Woodway
Maternal Grandmother, Carroll Guevara & husband Al of Austin
Uncles: Cecil & Ora Lee Chance of Broaddus and Clifton & Brenda Chance of Nederland
Aunts: Ruby & Charles Force of Pineland, Brenda & Ken Posten of Vidor
Also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by: Paternal Grandparents, Houston & Vera Chance, Great Grandparents, Ercy & Ora Beasley

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

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


5/29/08

Tommy Morrison, 79, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at a local nursing home. He was born August 17, 1928 in Center to Tommy Eugene Morrison and Amanda Haley Morrison. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1947. In 1953 he started the Little League in Center, along with friends Bob Fairchild and Bob Clifford. Tommy was an avid cattle raiser and timber grower, and owner of Morrison Insurance Agency for over 50 years. He was a Charter Member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Gateway to Texas Chapter. Tommy was on the Board of Directors at Farmers State Bank and was a pass president of the Center Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Center Noon Lions Club, with over 55 years of perfect attendance. Tommy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Friday, May 30, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:
Wife of 61 years, Jane Ingram Morrison of Center
Son, Tem Morrison of Shelbyville
Daughter, Sharon Morrison Crelia & husband James of Center
Grandchildren, Thomas Morrison, Taylor Morrison, Jennifer Fausett & husband Randy, Stephanie Crelia and Philip Crelia.
Great Grandchildren, Zachary Fausett, Mallory Fausett and Luke Fausett
Brother in law, Dr. Woody Ingram and wife Mary Ingram of Diboll
Cousins, John Morrison of Spring, Burke Morrison of San Antonio and Yvonne Lovelady of Center.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, T.E. Morrison & Amanda Haley Morrison

Memorials can be made to:
Center Noon Lions Club, P.O. Box 387, Center, Texas 75935
Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library
Center Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 91 Center, Texas 75935
LifeCare Hospice

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


Ruby Lee Mears, 93, of Gilmer, graveside services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at North Jericho Cemetery in Center, Texas with David Reeder officiating. Services are under the direction of Croley funeral Home of Gilmer. Mrs. Mears passed away May 28, 2008 in Gilmer, Texas.

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

Mrs. Mears was born on May 16, 1915, in Center, Texas to Charles Wesley and Lottie Arzilla Adams Johnson. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley L. "Bo" Coffman of Leesville, La., and James E. Mears of Huntsville, Texas; daughters, Lottie Collins of Groveton, Texas, Panzy Bush of Lanesville, Texas, and Tiny Lange of Wilmer, Texas. 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.


Karen Lee (Green) Hight, age 39, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

She was born Nov. 28, 1968, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, and had been a longtime resident of the San Augustine area.

Survivors: daughter, Regina Martinez and husband Lupe of Tenaha, Texas; sons, John Michael Green and Brandon Green, both of Broaddus, Texas; parents, John Earl and Addie (Walton) Green of San Augustine, Texas; a brother, Robert Earl Green of Tenaha, Texas; a sister, Sheila Gay Williams of San Augustine, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


5/28/08

Ruth Lowe Lee, 94, of Humble, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008. She was born February 4, 1914 in Laneville, Texas to James Oscar Lowe and Beulah Mae Arrant Lowe. Prior to living in Humble the last 20 years, Ms. Lee was a resident of Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center, where she was a longtime member of the Adult & Senior Choir and Amoma Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, immediately following visitation, also at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Lynn Gill & husband Chan of Humble

Sons:
Don M. Lee & wife Barbara of Humble

Ron M. Lee of Kingwood

Grandchildren:
Terrie Faulk Wagstaff of Crosby
Jan Faulk of Humble
John Evans Faulk & wife Eileen of Houston
Cody Lee & wife Heather of McKinney
Bronwyn Lee Hart of League City
Ryliann Lee Davis & husband Brandon of Spring
Colton Evans Lee of Spring

Great Grandchildren:
Randa Smith of Crosby & husband Brian
Sarah Hart & Colby Hart of League City
Hudson Lee & Shepherd Lee of McKinney
Emory Faulk & Evan Faulk of Houston
Kylie Davis & Luke Davis of Spring

Great Great Grandchild, Tanner Smith of Crosby

Preceded in death by :
Husband of thirty three years, Ira Evans Lee
Parents, James OScar Lowe and Beulah Mae Arrant Lowe
Brother, Joe B. Lowe
Infant son, Bobby Joe Lee

Donation can be made to the Mission Fund at the First Baptist Church.

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

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


5/27/08

Kathy Anders, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008. Ms. Anders was born Jan. 9, 1944, in San Augustine County, Texas, as a daughter of the late Earl and Mary Alice (Harper) Anders. She was a beautician and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Lance Norvell of Nacogdoches, Texas, Krissy and Jim Dill of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Selena Dancer of Princeton, Texas; sister, Paula McGlothin and husband Bruce of Bridge City, Texas; a grandchild, Morgan Dill; and step-grandchildren, Josh Dill, Keith Dill, and Cameron Dill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Anders, and two brothers, Jerry Anders and Larry Anders.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bill Sherrill officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 28, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Wyman Roberts.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


5/23/08

Funeral service for Adelle (Powdrill) Franks will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Tom Barthel officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Franks passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Born May 29, 1914, in Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of James Richardson and Mallie Ruth (Hughes) Powdrill. She was a member of Arcadia Church of Christ and spent her life caring for her family and enjoying her friends.

Survivors include son, Steve Earl Franks and wife Betty of Timpson; daughters Evangeline Williams of Baytown and Mary Magness and husband Billy of Timpson; daughter-in-law Joyce Franks of Houston; brother Verlon Powdrill of Porter, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Adelle Franks was preceded in death by husband Hoy Franks, son Richard Franks, grandson Steven Franks, granddaughter Annette Franks, daughter-in-law Waidean Franks, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

Visitation will be Friday, May 23, 6:00 to 7:00 PM, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


5/22/08

Y.W. “Bill” Rogers, Jr., 76, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in a Shreveport hospital. He was born February 28, 1932 in Center to Dr. Y.W. “Hap” Rogers, Sr. and Ercyle Crawford Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. He was also a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Center. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. Mr. Rogers received a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor in 1953, and a Master’s Degree in 1958.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Louis Muldrow officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Survivors include:

Wife, Joyce Buro Rogers of Center

Sons:
Carl Rogers & wife Becky of Center

Edward Rogers of Ft. Worth

Daughter, Shelly Rogers of Carrollton

Grandchildren:
Matthew Rogers of Center
Chloe Rogers of Center
Joe Rogers of Center
Lane Rogers of Ft. Worth
Lauren Rogers of Ft. Worth

Brother, Dr. John C. Rogers & wife Carole of Crystal Beach / Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Peggy Rogers of Nacogdoches
Janelle Drews & husband Fred, Jr. of Marlin

Also numerous nieces, nephews, beloved cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dr. “Hap” Rogers and Ercyle Rogers
Brother, Robert Neal Rogers

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to M.D. Anderson Children’s Clinic, or the Ronald McDonald House.

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

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


George Edward Cox, age 81, of Timpson, Texas passed away May 21, 2008 in East Texas Medical Center, Carthage, Texas. Graveside service will be Friday, May 23, 2008, at 11:00 AM, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Officiating will be Bishop LaRell Nielson.

Mr. Cox was born in Timpson on December 5, 1926, he was the son of the late Jesse Morgan and Daisy Jerusha (Smith) Cox. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. George Edward Cox was a self employed dairy farmer and a member of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include sisters, Beverly Cranford and husband Dick of Carthage, Texas and Mary Lynn Harris and husband Wilfred of Timpson and brother, Thomas Joe Cox and wife Gaynell of Houston, Texas. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 22, 2008, 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


5/21/08

Betty Ruth Ashley, 77, of Roseville, CA formerly of Center, passed away Friday May 16, 2008 at her home in Roseville, CA

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday May 23, 2008 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Rev. Aubie McSwain. Visitation will be Thursday May 22, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 6, 1931 to James Earl and Ruby (Powdrill) Fults. She was a member of Gilroy Presbyterian Church in Gilroy, CA.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Earl and Ruby Fults, Infant Brother, and Sister, Maxine McSwain

She is survived by:
Husband of 50 years:
William T. “Bill” Ashley of Roseville, CA

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Dianna Elaine & Michael Garcia of Roseville, CA

2 Grandsons:
Brayden & Greyson Garcia of Roseville, CA
Brother & Sister-in-law:

Thomas & Melba Fults of Center

Sister & Brother-in-law:
Dorothy & Horace Black of Waxahachie, TX

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousin and Friends

Pallbearers : Thomas Earl Fults, Dick Black, Michael Garcia, Greyson Garcia,
Bob Nordel, Stephen Fults, and James Fults

Honorary Pallbearer Horace Black

You may register the guest book online at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


5/20/08

Raul Cortes 51, of Tenaha, passed away, Tuesday at his home in Tenaha. Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home in Center. Survivors include: Sister, Maria Cortes.


5/19/08

Jean Blackmon, 75, of Carthage, formerly of Joaquin, passed away Sunday May 18, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center, Carthage, Texas.

Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 24, 2008 at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Saturday May 24, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 13, 1932 to Will and Myrtle Mae (Hitt) Collum.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Will and Myrtle Collum, Brother, John Collum, Sister, Willie Mae McMahon

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Ann Johnston of Bottneau, Washington

Son:
Raymond Blackmon of Tenaha

Daughter:
Carolyn Dorris of Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Daughter:
Linda Coker of Doyline, LA

9 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


5/17/08

Jannie M. Jones, 54, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008 at her home. She was born October 4, 1953 in Brinkley, Arkansas to Lindsey "Pen" Kindrex and Mildred Gay Watson Kindrex.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gayle Odom officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Tenaha.

Survivors include:
Husband, Arthur D. Jones of Tenaha

Daughters:
Angelia Kaye Smith of Arkansas, Darlena Gaye Mask of Arkansas and Sheri Lynn Watts of Arkansas.

Son, James Edward Watts Jr. of Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Cheristen Smith, Whitney Lawson, Stacie Armstrong, Kenzie Watts, Hayden Smith, Jacob Mask, Rodney Armstrong, Cody Watts and Kevin Watts.

Step grandchildren:
Brandon Mask, Misty Ball and Kimberly Vanhoozer

Step Great Grandchld: Kaleb Mask

Sisters: Barbara Davis of Texas, Clare Hood of Arkansas, Lorine Mason of Alabama, Joneth Hilton of Kentucky and Linda Gilmore of Oklahoma.

Preceded in death by
Parents, Lindsey and Mildred Kindrex

Grandson, Michael Devon Mask
Step Grandchild, Bobby Lynn Mask Jr.
Sister, Ruby Puckett
Brothers, Henry Kindrex and
Tillman Kindrex
Half Brothers, Elijah Kindrex and Delbert Kindrex
Half Sister, Gladys Gilsdorf

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


5/15/08

Mr. William “Bill” Fischer, Jr. passed from this life on May 9, 2008, at his home in Santa Fe.

Born April 3, 1925 in San Antonio, Mr. Fischer had been a resident of Galveston County since 1927. He left high school without graduating to serve in the Navy during WWII on the troop carrier Mt. Vernon from 1942 – 1946, but was awarded an honorary High School diploma in 2002 when Senator Kyle Janick recognized area high school veterans for their similar service to the nation. He had been employed as a pilot and mechanic by John Mecom Oil for 20 years and as an aircraft mechanic by Martin Aircraft Aviation for another 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mae Fischer, Sr. of Galveston; his sister, Louise Thorne of Ridgecrest, CA; his brother, Colonel Frank O. Fischer of Redmond, WA; and a son, William Craig Fischer of Santa Fe. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; brothers Carl Fischer, Sr. of Houston and Major Chester A. Fischer of Ormond, FL; daughter, Janet Hoye Fischer of Anchorage, AK; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Ginger Fischer of Cleburne, TX; son, Jason Fischer, of Cordova, AK; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Bain and husband David of Center, Connie Lucas of Center and Bonnie Bagwell of Burleson, brother-in-law, Fred "Botchy" Baugh of Center, aunt, Mattie Frank Wyatt of Center and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 12, 2008, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Overton of Houston officiating. Mr. Fischer will be interred at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock with a private service.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Fischer, Jason Fischer, James Fischer, Carl Fischer, Jr., Pete Pytrysson, Rogers Yarborough, Jay Coffman, and Stan Ballard. Honorary bearers will be Kerry Lucas, David Bain, and Ron Phillips.


5/14/08

Mr. Harold Kenneth Bogue Sr., 82, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Harold was born in Timpson, Texas on April 1, 1926, the son of the late Joseph Buell and Jimmie Vera (Corley) Bogue. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, was a member of First Baptist Church, Garrison and was a 30 year Mason. Harold previously served as Constable and Justice of the Peace for Nacogdoches County.

Survivors include son Ken Bogue and wife Mary of Grapeland, Texas, stepson Kenneth Sims and wife Lou of Greenwood, La., stepdaughter Gale Smith and special friend Lynn Brown of Nacogdoches, 2 grandchildren, Erik Bogue and wife Ericka and Heather Bogue, 4 stepgrandchildren, Chase and Jared Sims, Tyler Smithe and Slade Skyes, 2 great grandchildren, Jordan and Ashtyn Bogue and 3 step greatgrandchildren, Cameron, Sebastian and Benny. Harold is also survived by sisters Shirley Buechner and husband Ray of Rio Rancho, NM., and Janice Ballard of San Augustine, Texas, first wife Doris Bogue of Garrison, second wife, Emogene Bogue of Garrison and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Vivian White and Hilda Andrade

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


5/12/08

Ray Stroope, Sr., 67, of Huxley, passed away Monday May 12, 2008, at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 15, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday May 14, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 27, 1940 to Roy L. and Myrtle Ruth (Lockmiller) Stroope. He worked as a union electrician and he was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local #20 for 35 years. He was of the Catholic Faith.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Mytle Stroope, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, James and Bessie Tyre, 2 Brothers-in-law, James Tyre and Charles Tyre

He is survived by:

Wife, Linda Stroope of Huxley

Son & Daughter-in-law, Ray & Beth Stroope of Shelbyville

Granddaughter, Callie Jamison & husband Lance of Shelbyville
Grandson, Russell Stroope of Shelbyville

Great Grandson, Bradley Jamison of Shelbyville

Father, Roy L Stroope of Dallas

Brother, Tommy Roy Stroope of Dallas

Sister-in-law, Peggy Chote & husband Richard of Quitman
Sister-in-law, Mary Tyre of Huxley
Sister-in-law, Linda Jack Tyre of Center

Pallbearers: Chuck Trye, Chris Trye, Lance Jamison, Russell Stroope, Cory Littles, Maurey Miller, Darren Trye, and Jack Trye

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


Staff Sergeant Kevin Casey Roberts, age 25 of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky was killed in the Sabari district of Afghanistan on May 7, 2008. His mission was to serve his country which he did proudly for six and a half years as a soldier with the 101st Airborne Division. He was assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. The events of September 11, 2001 influenced SSG Roberts' determination to defend the United States. His love of duty and love of country were undeniable. Staff Sergeant Roberts was all military, he earned the respect of officers, fellow NCOs and soldiers alike. During his service, Staff Sergeant Roberts was awarded numerous medals and ribbons. Among them are the CIB, EIB and the Army Achievement Medal, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Casey was born on May 27, 1982 in Farmington, New Mexico. He graduated from Farmington High School in 2000. Casey joined the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department and served until enlisting in the United States Army in 2001.

SSG Roberts strove to complete numerous goals during his military career. Recently he applied for the Warrant Office program. As Casey put it, "Flying has been a dream of mine since I was a little boy. My father took me along in his ultra light aircraft and told me stories about flying and even let me pilot. I grew to love flying and was fascinated by it."

The brightest lights in SSG Roberts life were his wife Donnice, daughter Caehlen and son Keeghan.

He was preceded in death by Grandparents Thurman and Emma Roberts and Jerry and Amanda Sisson. He is survived by his parents Milton C. and Gerri Sue Roberts of Farmington NM, a brother SPC Curby R. Roberts of FT Hood, TX and his children, a brother Jerry E. Roberts of Farmington, NM. Father and mother in-law Pat and Brenda Yates of Lebanon, Ohio. Grandparents Bob and Delsia Powell of Shelbyville, TX and Don and Becca Yates of New Braunfels, TX. Brother in-law Petty Officer 3rd Class Codey P. Yates, his wife and child, and numerous family members, friends and his Brothers in Arms.

Staff Sergeant Roberts will be buried with full military honors. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 15th from 4-8PM at Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine Street, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 16th at 2PM at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine Street Center, Texas, 1-936-598-3341.

A memorial for SSG Roberts will be held on Friday, May 23rd at 11 AM. The full military honors memorial will be held at First Baptist Church, 121 North Auburn Street in Farmington, New Mexico.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Mangumfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book for Staff Sergeant Roberts.

In lieu of floral tributes, a scholarship fund has been established for Caehlen and Keeghan as it was SSG Roberts hope that his children would attend college and continue to grow and contribute to their communities. Donations may be written to The Roberts Children Fund and sent to P.O. Box 420, Ft. Campbell, KY 42223.

The love and prayers of family and friends help to fill the emptiness. The void that we experience is less lonely with the good, happy and bright thoughts we share of Casey. We are the better for having known him. We are certain that Casey is safely home. We will miss him always. Our faith will sustain us! God bless you Casey. We love you!

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Mildred Parrish Lindsey- Funeral services for Mildred Parrish Lindsey will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 1:30 P.M. at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel in Shreveport, LA. Burial will be at Brookland Cemetery in Haslam, TX.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lindsey, 92, died May 10,2008, in Shreveport. She was born July 06, 1915, in Neame, LA, the daughter of Maude Grisham Parrish and Thomas Parrish. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1932 and was a member of Haslam Baptist Church. Mrs. Lindsey was Postmistress in Haslam and worked at the Joaquin Post Office for many years. She was a devoted mother and wonderful grandmother, who will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Lindsey was preceded in death by Garvis P. Dean, sister, Thomas E. Parrish, Jr., brother, James D. Spann, son, and her parents. She is survived by a son, Thomas E. Spann, and wife Ilyene of Marietta, GA, daughter-in-law Eva Spann of Shreveport, sister-in-law, Mary Parrish of Bossier City, grandchildren Angela Arnold, Gina Jones, Maria Spann, Nick Spann, Andrew Spann, Brent Spann, and eight great-grandchildren and five nieces and nephews. Rose-Neath Funeral Homes


Lewis Weaver, 89, of Timpson, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born September 16, 1918 in Nacogdoches to Aaron Weaver and Mattie Hines Weaver. He was a member of Timpson First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Rocky Hill Cemetery in Etoile with Rev. Josh Walters officiating.

Survivors include:

Brother, Clarence Weaver & wife Jimmie of Timpson

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Special Friends & Caretaker, Linda & Leonard Brown of Timpson

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Dorothy Weaver

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


5/8/08

Marye McSwain Danley, 70, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1937 in Shelby County to James Roscoe McSwain and Evie Lee Dean McSwain. Marye attended the Red Hat Society and was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Historical Society. She loved genealogy and travel and attended Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 9, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Danley’s nephews.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Tresa Konderla & husband Ed of Center

Sons:
Shawn Rowdy Danley & wife Regina of Center
David Danley of Center

Grandchildren:
Brandi Adkison & husband Colby
Shawn Danley
Kyle Logan Danley

Great Grandchildren:
Chase Adkison
Paige Adkison

Sister, Ima Joy Hribal of Center
Brother, J.C. McSwain & wife Venorah of Center

Sister-in-Law, Mildred McSwain of Center

Also numerous other relatives & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Escule Eugene Danley
Brother, James Lee McSwain

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

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


Graveside service for Michael Edward "Mike" Cantrell, age 67, of Timpson, Texas will be at 12 noon, Thursday, May 8, 2008, at New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson. Officiating will be Dr. Clark Stricklin and Bro. John Richerson. Mr. Cantrell passed away Wednesday, May 7, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Michael was born in Houston, Texas on August 19, 1940 the son of the late Samuel Tanksley and Cleva Aileen (Tyer) Cantrell. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was an auto mechanic.

Survivors include sons Doye W. Cantrell and wife Robin of Timpson and Duane Smith and wife Mindy of Marshall; daughter Theresa Brown of Longview; brother Daniel A. Cantrell and wife Janice of Matagorda, TX; 7 grandchildren: Tiffany Newman and husband Cody, Layne Cantrell, Whitley Cantrell, Jessica Brown, Kole Smith, Blake Smith, and Kory Smith; 3 great grandchildren: Hunter, Fisher, and Remington Newman.

Mike was preceded in death by parents Samuel T. and Cleva A. (Tyer) Cantrell, sister Sammie Jean Rushing, and daughter Leisa L. Cantrell.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


5/7/08

Billy Hyde, age 42, of Huxley, Texas. died in a truck accident early Wednesday morning on State Hwy 139.
Mr. Hyde was tranferred to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. No local service is planned at this time.


Stephen Lee Towns, age 58, of Timpson, Texas passed away May 5, 2008 in Timpson. Graveside services will be 11 A.M., Thursday, May 8, 2008 at New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Douglas McDonald officiating.

Stephen Lee Towns was born in the Buena Vista Community near Timpson, Texas on May 30, 1949, to parents Robert Lee "Bob" and Lois Alcine (Hairston) Towns. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


5/6/08

Funeral service for Danyelle Smith,18, will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Rev. Gary Giese of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be at Swift Cemetery. Danyelle passed away May 4, 2008.

Danyelle was born December 10, 1989, in Nacogdoches, Texas to Ronald and Jody Smith. She moved with her family to Wylie, Texas and later to Caddo Mills, Texas, where she attended Bland ISD, excelling in music and winning many vocal awards. She was a member of the Girl Scouts where she aspired to be a good role model for younger girls. She had many friends that she left behind when she moved back to Nacogdoches last year. She recently attended Martinsville ISD and was employed with Subway in Center, Texas. Danyelle was the type of person everyone loved and made many new friends in the short time in Nacogdoches. She was the one person that everyone could count on for whatever reason. Danyelle was loved by all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her parents, Ronald and Jody Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas; sisters, Jennifer Myers of Estherwood, LA; Maranda Smith of Estherwood, LA, and Sarah Smith of Nacogdoches, TX; grandmother, Linda Smith of Nacogdoches, TX; grandparents, Jay and Judy Lindell of Van Alstyne, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Zach Saunders, Brandon Saunders, Archie Fuller, Clayton Stewart, Mike Smith and Chip Lindell. Honorary pallbearers are James Lindell, Larry Quillen and Earl Quillen.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M.

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors


5/5/08

Edwina Matlock, 69, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2008 at her home. She was born August 13, 1938 in Leggett, Texas to Roy Grimes and Eula Kay Grimes.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Helpenstell Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Pallbearers will be Cody Matlock, Clint West, Jimmy Matlock, Kyle Brasher, Tim Allsbrooks and B.B. Cox.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Russell Matlock & wife Martha of Shelbyville
Bud Matlock of Center

Daughter, Susan West & husband Danny of Center

Grandchildren:
Rebekah West
Heather Shields & husband Gene
Clint West & wife Ashley
Bethany West
Cody Matlock

Great Grandchildren:
Alyssa Lock
Hunter West

Sisters:
Juanita Tolar of Livingston
Peggy Allsbrooks of Reclaw
Geraldine King & husband Gilbert of Denver, Colorado
 

Brother, Gerald Grimes & wife Pat of Doucette

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Charles Matlock
Brothers, Bobby Jones & Everett Jones

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


Douglas I. Schillings, 80 of Deer Park, TX died May 1, 2008. Mr. Schillings was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Sue Schillings. He is survived by his Three Sons Steve Douglas Schillings, Earnest Daniel Schillings and Jimmy Dale Schillings and wife Denise: Six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am on Monday, May 5, 2008 in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors with Rev Jon Redmond officiating. Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Antioch Cemetery, Center, TX. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday. Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E. San Augustine, Deer Park.

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4/29/08

Marcelene Roddy - Graveside funeral services for Marcelene Roddy, 79, of Cushing will be Wednesday, at 2 pm, at the McKnight Cemetery in Cushing with Rev. Chester Hayness officiating.

Mrs. Roddy died Sunday in Center, Texas. She was born November 18, 1928 in Cushing, Texas to marshall A. & Metta Lene Owens Benison. She lived in Cushing for the last 26 years and was a homemaker and was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church. She had also lived in Houston for many years. She was preceded in death by sister, Novilee Gathright and brother, Kenneth Benison Sr.

Survivors:

Husband: James H. Roddy of Cushing, Texas
Daughter & Son-in-laws: Twyla Jane Roddy & Sonny Bounds of Cushing, Texas, Catherine DuVon of Center, Texas, Patricia Roddy & Robert Creasy of Magnolia, Texas.
Son & Daughter-in-law: Jim Howard and Laurie Roddy of Houston, Texas.
Sister & Brother-in-law: Neil Marie & Eldon Baker of Cushing, Texas.
Sister-in-law: Norene Woodard of Amarillo, Texas and Rita Benison of Channelview, Texas.
5 Grandchildren: Robert matthew & Jennifer DuVon, Laura Catherine & Matt Northcutt, James Mitchell Roddy, Shari & Kyle Morsch and Jason & Kerri Crensy.
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Pallbearers: Sonny Bounds, Robert Creasy, Jim Roddy, Matt Northcutt, Matthew DuVon,and Mitch Roddy.
Honorary Pallbearers: James Dawson, Louie Ayers and Eldon Baker.

Visitation, Tuesday, 4-7 pm, at Dickie Allen Funeral Home in Cushing..


4/27/08

Baby Ruth Crump, age 94, of Deer Park, services will be at 11 am, Monday, April 28, 2008 in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Crump passed away Friday, April 25, 2008 in Deer Park, Texas.

Born February 16, 1914 in Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Scoggins) Cogbur. She retired as a cafeteria manager with Shell Chemical Company and was a Baptist.

Baby Ruth Crump is survived by sons Curtis Crump and wife Sharon of Pasadena, Texas and Jimmy Frank Crump and wife Ann of Deer Park, Texas. 9 grandchildren, David Crump and wife Maria, Barbara Hebert and husband Don, Leslie Fitzhenry and husband Mark, Steven Crump and wife Lesie Ann, Keith Crump, Beverly Murphy and husband Jerry, Mary Hart, Peggy Sterkel and husband Gary and Karen Morgan and husband George. 11 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Clyde Crump and son Stanley Joe Crump.

Visitation will be Sunday, April,27, 5-7 pm, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Hazel Margaret English Vaughn, 91, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born September 1, 1916 in Shelbyville to Robert Fulton English and Sophia Della Raymond English. Ms. Vaughn was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held at from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, April 28 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Dean, Darren Vaughn, Jacob McCullen, Robert Vaughn, Jr., Kelly Vaughn, Joshua Vaughn, Donnie Moody, Aaron Jones, Doug Vaughn and Joel Vaughn.

Survivors include:
Sons:
Marlie Vaughn & wife Imer Nell of Huxley
Prentice Vaughn of Huxley
Robert Jerry Vaughn & wife Niki of Houston
Larry Vaughn & wife Dian of Huxley
Jack Vaughn & wife Pat of Huxley
Waylon Vaughn & wife Regina of Center
Gerald Vaughn & wife Patti of Huxley

Daughters:
Marie Permenter & husband W.T. of Huxley
Janice Moody & husband Don of Center

Sisters:
Betty Smotherman of Huxley
Bobbie Condon of Beaumont

Brother:
Robert D. English & wife Barbara of Houma, Louisiana

23 Grandchildren
40 Great Grandchildren
5 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, A.H. “Jack” Vaughn
Son, Darrell Vaughn
Daughter-in-Laws:
Katherine Vaughn & Olga Vaughn
Granddaughters:
Kathy McCullen & Katie Vaughn

Great Grandson, Jesse Moody
Sisters:
Johnnie Lynch, Margie Martin, Allie Ruth Parrish
Parents, Robert F. & Della English

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

Funeral services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


4/26/08

Era Lou Gray Ramsey, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at her residence. She was born January 5, 1935 in Joaquin to James Edison Gray and Bennye Oates Gray. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held at from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 28 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sam Glover and Dr. H. Elvin Crocker officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Ron Crocker, Tommy Gray, Jr., Jason Gray, Jimmy Hamilton, Keith Socia and Rodney Socia. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Socia and Bro. Larry Andrews.

Survivors include:
Husband, James F. Ramsey of Joaquin

Step Children:
James Ramsey and wife Cricket of Logansport
Loyd Jason Ramsey of New Orleans
Danny Griffin and wife Jamie of Beckville

Brother, Tommy Gray & wife Juanell of Joaquin

Sisters:
Wanda Hamilton & husband Clifford of Joaquin
Frances Crocker & husband Dr. H. Elvin of Houston

Sisters-in-Law:
Faye Socia & husband Jimmy of Lufkin
Melba Fults & husband Thomas of Center

Nephews:
Ron Crocker & wife Robin of Lufkin
Tommy Gray, Jr. & wife Sandra of Joaquin
Jimmy Hamilton & wife Tammy of Joaquin
Jason Gray & wife Terri of Joaquin
Ricky Socia & wife Denise of Nacogdoches
Keith Socia & wife Vicki of Lufkin
Rodney Socia & wife Brandy of Nacogdoches

Nieces:
Linda Headrick & husband Ken of Logansport
Penny Cain & husband Paul of Carthage
Donna Weber & husband Gary Irving

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

Funeral services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


Eddie Golding, 80 of Winnie, died April 25, 2008 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital. He had lived in Winnie for forty-seven years and was a retired boilermaker with the Gulf Oil Corporation.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at First Baptist Church of Winnie with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s in Winnie. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


Eddie is survived by his wife, Beth Golding; daughters, Lynda Hoffpauir and her husband, Gary, Gena Campbell and her husband, Scott, Brenda East and her husband, Todd all of Winnie; brother, T. R. Golding and his wife, Dot of Center; sister, Maxine Christian of Tenaha; grandchildren, Royce Spencer and his wife, Kacie, Cole Hoffpauir, Keaton East, Mattie East, Carson Campbell.


4/25/08

Odis Tidwell age 87 of Center passed away Friday, April 25, 2008 at his home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. A Masonic service will follow and burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 13, 1920 in Guntersville, Alabama to parents, William Franklin Tidwell & Charlotte Roden Tidwell. He was a WWII Veteran and he served in North Africa, Italy & Austria. He and his son owned & operated Tidwell Construction Company here in Center for many years. He was a local scout leader, little league coach & commissioner. Also he was a member of Sam Samford Lodge # 149, Newbern Lodge #97, Center Chapter # 125, Center Council # 73 and Frank Sexton Commandery # 46. He also enjoyed fishing and he was a member of First Baptist Church, Center.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William Franklin Tidwell & Charlotte Roden Tidwell, Daughter & Son-in-law: Kathy & Bubba Diamond,

3 Brothers; Gene Tidwell, Ira Tidwell & Johnny Tidwell, 2 Sisters; Lola Davis, Dorothy Whittlesey, and Brother-in-law: Carroll Ross, Jr.

He is survived by:

Wife of 65 years, Betty J. Tidwell of Center

Son & Daughter-in-law, Mark & Zana Tidwell of Center

2 Daughters & Son-in-law, Suzanne Taylor & husband, Leslie of Colleyville, Texas
Kelli Carlton & husband, Vernon of Center

8 Grandchildren:
Randall Diamond, David Diamond, Leslie Taylor, Jr., Lindsey Haley,

Hayley Hibbard, Will Carlton, IV, Andrea Joy Massey & Mark Alex Tidwell.

2 Great Grandchildren: Hannah Diamond and Justin Diamond

Sister-in-law: Jean Mills of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews
You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


Bill Burkett, age 95, of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 24, 2008.

Born Dec. 19, 1912, as a son of the late Simon Peter and Ellen Jane (Roberts) Burkett, Bill was a lifelong resident of the Hebron Community between Pineland and Broaddus. He was a farmer and retired from the U.S. Forest Service as a forester. Bro. Burkett was also an active member of Hebron Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Audrey Howard Patrick Burkett of Broaddus; daughter, Eunice McLain and husband Ray of Crockett, Texas; son, Homer Burkett and wife Betty of Nacogdoches, Texas; step-daughters, Susie Burkett and husband Dale of Huntington, Texas, and Billie Ruth Price and husband Kenneth and Brenda Louise Wade, all of Center, Texas; step-sons, Shurl Patrick of Center, Texas, and Roy and Linda Patrick of Huntington, Texas; a sister, Lily Eninger of Luling, Texas; grandsons, Brian Burkett of Atlanta, Georgia, and Clint McLain and wife Gretchen of Palestine, Texas; granddaughters, Diane Burkett of Sugar Land, Texas, and Jana McLain of Iola,Texas; three great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nora Jane King Burkett, and his wife of three years, Beulah Rushing King Burkett.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2008, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. T.A. Lane officiating. Interment will follow at the Hebron Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 26, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron Cemetery Inc. (c/o B.C. Tucker; 3602 Kings Row; Nacogdoches, TX 75965.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences available at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


4/23/08

Shirley Ann Barton Husband, 61, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at her home. She was born February 23, 1947 in Center to James Arlie Barton and Maurine Shelton Barton. Shirley was of the Pentecostal Faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 25, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Kathryn Woodward and Sister Lynn Bergenson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Chris Barton, Stephen Watson, Anthony Barton, Bobby Watson, Edward Mormon, Scott Watson & Roy Cheatwood.

Survivors include:

Husband, Dan Husband of Joaquin

Mother, Maurine Barton Prince & husband Glenn of Joaquin

Brother, James Wayne Barton & wife Lena of Joaquin

Special Friend, Jamie Jamison of Center

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

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


4/21/08

Robbie C. Riley age 96 passed away Sunday, April 20, 2008 in Fulshear, Texas.

A Family Graveside service for Robbie C. Riley will be 11:00 am Thursday at Woods Cemetery in Tenaha and a Memorial Service for family and friends will follow at 1:00 pm on Thursday at First United Methodist in Tenaha with Bro. Jim Bradley officiating. No visitation is planned.

Robbie was born May 1, 1911 to Sam and Rosa (Crow) Crawford in Joaquin, Texas. Graduating from Joaquin High School, she attended nurses training at Lubbock Sanitarium (later the Methodist Hospital) in Lubbock, Texas obtaining her Registered Nurse degree. Returning to Shelby County in 1933, she did private nursing throughout the county.

December 28, 1936, she married Knox Riley of Tenaha. Together, they operated the K & K Café in Joaquin, spent three years in Pasadena during the war, returning to Tenaha in 1943 as owner and operator of the Queen Theatre. She raised two boys, Dan and Calvin, graduating from Tenaha High School in 1955 and 1959 respectively.

Beginning in 1958, she held various nursing positions at Panola General Hospital in Carthage for over 20 years. Following retirement, she served as school nurse at Tenaha schools and nursing supervisor at Center Nursing Home.

Her favored past times were fishing on Lake Murval, knitting, crochet and needlepoint.

She has been a member of the Tenaha First United Methodist Church since 1943. She served as pianist and organist for many years and was an active member of the United Methodist Women organization.

She is survived by her son, Dan and daughter-in-law Gloria, of Fulshear, Texas and son, Calvin of Denver, Colorado; Granddaughter, Angela Gasser and Great Grandchildren, Kaitlin and Christopher, of Katy, Texas; and Grandson, Christopher Riley of Fulshear, Texas and Doha, Qatar. She is also survived by one niece and five nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Knox Riley, and her sister, Ercyle Rogers of Center, Texas, and nephew, Robert Neal Rogers.

She has resided in the Houston area for the past 10 years.

Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the First United Methodist Church, Tenaha, Texas.

You may sign the online registry at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


4/20/08

Nicole Lynn Harville, 35, of Joaquin passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008 at her residence. She was born September 28, 1972 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Ted Curry and Toni Pierce Curry. Nicole was a homemaker and loving mother. She loved movies and music and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday, April 21, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.

Survivors Include:
Husband; Jimmy Ray Harville Jr. of Joaquin

Sons: Stefan Lane Pridgen of Joaquin, Dustin James Pridgen of Joaquin and Christian Kelley Levi Harville of Joaquin

Parents: Ted and Toni Curry of Logansport, Louisiana

Sisters: Sharol Jackson of Joaquin and Michelle Ford of Joaquin

Brother: Brandon Curry of Joaquin

Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by Sister, Angela Curry

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

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


4/19/08

William Walter "Bunk" Beck, 90 of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, April 18, 2008 in Center. He was born October 10, 1917 in Shelbyville to Walter B. Beck and Carrie Helpinstill Beck. Mr. Beck was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was retired from the Shelbyville Independent School District. Mr. Beck was a member of Shelbyville United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4 pmto 6 pm, Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, April 21, 2008 at Shelbyville Cemetery with Rev. Carle Reed officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Powell, Tim Powell, James I. Powell, John Howard, Franklin Crawford, S.W. Carter and Jack Bradberry.

Survivors include:
Aunts: Sarah Helpinstill of San Antonio and Virginia Helpinstill of Houston

Numerous other cousins and relatives.

Special friends: James I. Powell of Shelbyville and Dr. Franklin Crawford of Cedar Hill

Special Caretakers: Charlotte Channel, Marsha Doggett, Linda Jones and Cynthia Waters

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

Preceded in death by : Parents: Walter B. Beck and Carrie Helpinstill Beck, and Sisters: Marjone Campbell and Francis Beck Jacobs.


4/17/08

Era Jo Ballard, 70, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Holiday Nursing Center. She was born January 29, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Howard Henry and Wera Christian Henry. Ms. Ballard was a member of the First Christian Church in Center. She was a 1956 Graduate of Center High School.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 19, 2008 at First Christian Church in Center with Rev. Steve Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Henry, Terry Henry, Benny Baugh, Chuck Lunsford, Charlie Bussey, Joe Fomby and Luke Motley.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Chris Ballard & wife Marian of Kingwood
Mark Ballard & wife Stella of Ft. Worth

Daughter, Melissa Scroggins & husband Tommy of Lake Dallas

Grandchildren: Elizabeth, Alison, Emily, Holly, Katie, Christopher and Luke.

Step Grandchildren: Carter & Hayden

Mother, Wera Henry of Center

Sister-in-Law, Margaret Henry of Center

Also numerous other relatives & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Father, Howard Henry

Husband, Buster Ballard
Brother, Freddy Henry

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

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


4/16/08

Hazel “Sallie” McDaniel, 95, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at her home. She was born September 22, 1912 in Shelby County to John Wilburn McDaniel and Lonie Etta Foster McDaniel. Ms. McDaniel was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha, where she was very involved with First Baptist sewing ministry. She also taught children’s Sunday School class there for over 20 years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, April 18 at the First Baptist Church of Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Bill Holmes officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Don Dial, Ben Dial, Billy McDaniel, Chuck Roberson, Albert Burns and Bob Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

She is survived by:

Nieces and Nephews:
Patricia Burns Smith & husband Larry of Tenaha
Karen Burns Meriwether & husband Tom Snow of Hammondsport, NY
Gene McDaniel & wife Brenda of Carthage
Charlotte McDaniel LaGrone & husband Mack of Hallsville
Jimmy McDaniel & wife Vaudrine of Tenaha
Linnon McDaniel of Hallsville
Michael McDaniel & wife Diane of Longview

Also a host of other relatives & friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John Wilburn McDaniel and Lonie Etta Foster McDaniel
Siblings: Annie McDaniel, Vernon McDaniel, Herbert McDaniel, Elva Burns McDaniel, and S.A. “Snook” McDaniel.

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


4/15/08

Gwenieth Louise Wedgeworth Tyer, 88, of Timpson, passed away Monday, April 14, 2008, in Nacogdoches. Her services will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in First Baptist Church of Timpson, interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Officiating will be Rev. Billy Gene Walker, Rev. Josh Walters and Rev. Clark Stricklin.

Born on July 8, 1919, in Dotson, Panola County; she was the daughter of Lonnie F. and Monnie (Griffin) Wedgeworth. She was a graduate of Timpso High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Timpson. Gwenieth and Leonard Dean Tyer were married August 16, 1937, and he preceded her in death on September 12, 1981.

Gwenieth Tyer loved her God, family and friends. Holidays brought Gwenieth much pleasure as she prepared the traditional feasts for her family. Many families in Timpson were also blessed with her delicious food as she ministered to others. Her love of flowers was evident with her beautifully landscaped yard.

Survivors include daughter, Linda Kay Tyer Nix, of Timpson; grandsons Leonard Milton Nix and wife Terrie of Timpson and Jim Leslie Nix and wife Karen of Nacogdoches; great grandson Marcus Leonard Nix of Austin; great granddaughter Macy Kaye Nix of Timpson; brother L. F. Wedgeworth, Jr. and wife Barbara of Carthage; sister Syble Keeling of Timpson; nephew Michael R. Champagne of Shreveport, LA; nieces Martha Nell Keeling Newman of Shreveport and Vicki Keeling Bush of Livingston; former son-in-law Jerry Bob Nix of Center. In additon to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 infant children and sister Christine Wedgeworth Champagne.

Memorials may be made to Timpson First Baptist Church, Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service and Timpson Volunteer Fire Department.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


4/13/08

Lance Ray Larsen, 38, of Broaddus died Friday, April 11, 2008, at his residence.

He was born July 23, 1969, in Houston. Larsen had worked as a carpenter in the construction industry.
Survivors: his daughter, Brittany Kathleen Larsen of Splendora; his daughter's mother, Jenny Marie Buuck of Splendora; mother, Johnnie Kathleen (Small) Larsen of Splendora; father, Otis Ray Larsen of Broaddus; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Graveside rites will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Broaddus Cemetery in Broaddus with Bro. Mark Green and Bro. Harold Small officiating.
Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences available at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


4/9/08

Mr. James R (Bob) Malone, 83, of Center, passed away Tuesday April 8, 2008 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center, TX

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday , April 10, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Military Graveside Services will follow at Coldsprings Cemetery in Garrison,Tx under the direction of VFW Post # 8904. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 9, 2008 starting at 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 1, 1924 to William and Pauline (Wooten) Malone.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William & Pauline Malone,

Wife, Helen Malone & Wife, Joyce Malone.

He is survived by:

Wife: Vernell Malone of Center

4 Children:
Steve Malone of Louisana
Cindy Mitchell & Husband, Jason of Center
Stephanie Williams & Husband, Andy of Center
Stepson: Michael Sizemore & Wife, Ann of Palestine

Grandchildren:
Jacob & Logan Mitchell of Center
Kaitlin & Austin Williams of Center
Brody & Brice Sizemore of Palestine

5 Stepdaughters:
Diane Ragsdale, Dorothy Ashton, Karan Bledsoe, Sheila Blocker & Glenna Harpin

15 Step Grandchildren

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Jeral D. Bryce, 79, of Henderson, passed away Wednesday April 9, 2008 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Marshall, TX

Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday April 12, 2008 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.Visitation will be Saturday April 12, 2008 starting at 10:00 am until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 11, 1928 to James Amos and Winnie B. (Johnson) Bryce.

He served in the US Navy.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Amos & Winnie Bryce, Sister, Vida Mae Bryce Chaney, & Brother, James Adlee Bryce

He is survived by:

Son: Brandon Bryce of Marshall, Tx

Nephew: Bobby Bryce of Houston, Tx

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Edward H. Carriker, 82, a retired dentist, vice president of BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, local civic leader and decorated veteran of two wars, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008, from complications he suffered from a fall while picking up pine needles from his beloved pine trees.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials: Donations in Dr. Carriker's honor may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
As chairman of the Fluoridation Committee of the Fort Worth Dental Society in 1964 and 1965, Dr. Carriker successfully led the effort to have fluoride added to Fort Worth's water supply to help prevent tooth decay.
Edward Henry Carriker was born June 7, 1925, to Lofton and Elva Baker Carriker in the piney woods of Center. In 1943 at the age of 17 he volunteered for the Marines to fight in World War II and entered the Navy's V-12 college program, graduating as a second lieutenant in July 1945.
His unit was preparing for a costly and bloody invasion of Japan when the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war.
After losing a tooth in a boxing match, Ed decided to become a dentist and received his D.D.S. from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in 1950 and joined the Army Dental Corps.
He served during the Korean War as a first lieutenant and then captain, assistant medical surgeon in the first MASH unit assigned to General Douglas MacArthur's vaunted X Corps.
He participated in the invasion of Inchon, the subsequent invasion of Wonsan, the march to the Yalu River and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, which saw some of the most devastating combat of the war.
After completing his military service, Dr. Carriker moved to Fort Worth in 1953 to establish a successful dental practice. He was active in local, state and national dental associations, serving on the board of the Fort Worth District Dental Society for seven years, including a term as president of the society. He was a Fort Worth delegate several times to the Texas and American Dental Association and was chairman of the state meeting in 1975.
He was made a fellow in the American College of Dentists in 1968, a fellow in the International College of Dentists in 1969, and a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1970.
Dr. Carriker was active in community service for a quarter century in the Fort Worth area, including donating dental services to the Lena Pope Home and the Indigent Dental Clinic.
He was a past president of the Northwest Fort Worth Kiwanis Club, former member of Key Clubs International, a former director of Security State Bank, former member of Ridglea Country Club and former deacon of Ridglea Presbyterian Church.
In 1974 he left private practice to become vice president of dental programs for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas in Dallas.
For the next 15 years Dr. Carriker developed and managed the company's dental health insurance program for the state of Texas.
Upon his retirement he and his wife, Darlene, relocated to Arlington, where he remained until his death.
Although retired he continued to be a highly-respected member of his profession. He received the 50-Year Award from the Texas Dental Association in 2001 and the Fort Worth Dental Society's Veteran's Honor Award in 2003.
Ed excelled at sports in high school and college, where he ran track and was a lifelong sports enthusiast.
For many years after his retirement, he participated as a swimmer in the Senior Olympics, winning scores of medals. He continued to swim almost every day until his most recent illness.
Survivors: Wife, Darlene Power Carriker of Arlington; daughters, Dee Gulledge and Kay Carriker and her husband, Bryan Kelley of Fort Worth; stepchildren, Gary Wright of Saginaw, Ron Wright of Arlington and Becky Wright of Arlington.


Moore Funeral Home-N. Davis Drive
Arlington, 817-275-2711
View and sign guestbook at
www.star-telegram.com/obituaries


4/8/08

Larry Gibbs, Sr. age 57 passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Green Acres Nursing Home, Center, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James “Buddy” Hall officiating, burial will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 28, 1951 in Shelby County to the late George K. & Lillie E. (Taylor) Gibbs.

He is also preceded in death by 2 Brothers, Gene Gibbs and Kenneth Gibbs.

He is survived by:

Son, Larry “Lee” Gibbs, Jr. & wife, Misty of Tenaha

Daughters: Jenny Hicks & husband, Leslie of Tenaha
Jamie Williford & Fiance’ Clint Brookshire of Timpson

10 Grandchildren:
Amber, Brittany, Meagan, Raven & Kaylee Gibbs
Madison & Hannah Hicks
Austin Williford, Tyler Fountain & Paxton Graves

Brothers & Sisters:
George Gibbs & wife, Patricia of Timpson
Peggy Montez Adams of New Braunfels, Texas
John Gibbs & wife, Ruby of Gary
Billy Joe Gibbs & wife, Pat of Carthage
Sally Coleman of Dallas

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

Pallbearers: Johnny Gibbs, Dewayne Gibbs, Wayne Estes, Lamar Hall, Matthew Hall & Josh Jernigan

You may register the guest book online at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


Rose Lee Hines, age 81, of Timpson, Texas, will be Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Springs of Living Water Church, FM 1971, Timpson. Officiating will be Bro. Leroy Bowley. Mrs. Hines passed away Sunday, April 6, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Rose Lee Hines was born in Arkansas on January 22, 1927. Her father was the late Sloan Monroe. On December 26, 1967, she married Dwight O. Hines and he survives her. She was a member of Spring of Living Waters Church, Timpson.

In addition to her husband Dwight Hines, of Timpson, she is also survived by three children. Troy W. Cook and wife Martha of Keithville, La., Judy Carol Gonzalez and husband Adrian of Longview, Texas, Terry Benjamin Cook of Arkansas, three stepchildren, Kenneth W. Hines, and wife Patty of Haughton, La.,Kathryn Maria Hines of Vivian, La, Brenda Ann LaFitte and husbnd Joe of Blanchard, La. 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


4/7/08

Jean Flournoy, 75, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008 in a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born May 28, 1932 in the Folsom Chapel community to Ernest T. Bourghs and Thelka Owens Bourghs. Mrs. Flournoy was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a longtime member of the Folsom Chapel Baptist Church, where she also was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2008, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Folsom Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Henry Hughes and Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow in the Folsom Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Flournoy’s grandsons: Stephen Flournoy, Kevin Flournoy, Daniel Flournoy, Zachary Flournoy, Matthew Flournoy, and David Flournoy. Honorary Pallbearers will be Keith McKnight and Jeremy Morris.

Survivors include:

Husband: Paul Lee Flournoy of Timpson

Sons:
Paul Edward Flournoy and wife Ruth of Singleton
Jeff Flournoy and wife Marie of McKinney

Daughter: Kay Polk and husband Hans of Fairview

Grandsons: Stephen Flournoy, Kevin Flournoy, Daniel Flournoy, Zachary Flournoy, Matthew Flournoy and David Flournoy

Great Grandchildren: Paige Flournoy, Zoe Flournoy and Cooper Flournoy

Extended Family:
Sara Flournoy
Martha Garcia, Roxanne Miller, Michelle Helder and families

Brothers:
Zane “Brother” Bourghs, Charles Bourghs, Bob Bourghs and K. B. Bourghs

Sisters:
Verlie Schwartz and Lynn Villerman

Beloved Cousin: Katherine Wheeler

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest T. and Thelka Owens Bourghs
Sister, Ernestine “Sister” Bourghs


4/3/08

Rachel Hickson, 69, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2008 at her home. She was born May 10, 1938 in Houston to Manuel Blos Dixon and Era Selanybelle Brazail Dixon. Mrs. Hickson was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 4, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wren, Jody Wren, Joe Lynn Bruton, Darrin Rushing, Chad Arnold, Jay Thompson and Benny Martin.

Survivors include:
Husband, Lee Hickson of Timpson

Daughters:
Janet Lea Travathian & husband Kevin of Trinity
Teresa Fay Johnson & husband David of Corrigan

Grandchildren:
Tiffany Lea Clifton & husband Bobby
Jimmy Harvey III
Shawn Allen Pulley
Donnie Lee Johnson
Ashley Renee Jackson & husband Brad
Rachel Johnson

Great Grandchildren:
Cassidy LeeAnn Clifton
Brittany Nicole Pulley
Kaylee Brooke Jackson
Sierra Marie Pulley

Sister, Kathleen Wren

Brother, Manuel Blos Dixon, Jr.

Sisters-in-Law:
Jean Whitley
Gail Arnold
Glenda Stewart

Brother-in-Law, Perry Wayne Hickson

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


Forest Brown Broadway, 78, of Timpson, Texas, services will be at 2 PM, Friday, April 04, 2008, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Officiating will be Rev. Jean Ferraro, Bro. Douglas McDonald, and Rev. Ted Broadway with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

Mr. Broadway passed away Wednesday, April 2, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Born February 8, 1930, in Brownfield, Texas, he was the son of the late Sam J. and Della J. (Allen) Broadway. On August 14, 1951, he and Charlotte Boles were married and were blessed with 56 years together. Forrest was a graduate of Nacogdoches Business College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of Timpson American Legion Post #90. During his life, he attended Pentecostal and Methodist churches.

Forest Broadway was owner of the first coin operated laundry Quick Clean in Timpson and Cushing, owner of Tracy's Malt Shop and Tracy's Coffee Shop, was a salesman with Ace and Quality Fence Companies for 30 years, and operated Broadway's Fireworks for 30 years.

Survivors include wife, Charlotte Boles Broadwayof Timpson, son, Tracy Broadway of Conroe, Texas, daughter Christi Smith and husband Calvin of Timpson, brother Rev. Ted Broadway and wife Louise of Channelview, Texas, sister Maggie Jo Foulch of Houston, sister-in-law, Ruth Broadway of Allentown, PA., sister-in-law Rachel Broadway of Willis, Texas, 7 grandchildren, Brandon Broadway, Allyson Broadway, Amy Broadway, Ashlyn Broadway, Caitlyn Smith, Hayden Forest Smith, and Hunter Calvin Smith.

Forest was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Dell(Allen) Broadway and brothers, Cole Broadway, Hugh Broadway and Guy Broadway who passed away on April 03, 2008.

Visitation will be 6 - 8 PM Thursday, April 03, 2008 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


Lonnie Buckner, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday April 3, 2008 at Nacogdoches Memorial Center.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday April 5, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Buckner Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday April 4, 2008 starting at 3:00p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 4, 1936 to Joseph and Lillie Buckner. He graduated from Shelbyville High School. He was a member of the Center Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from Bruce Hardwood Floors where he worked for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joseph and Lillie Buckner

He is survived by:

Wife of 51 years:

Brenda Burkhalter Buckner of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends

Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law:
Judy Reynolds & husband Albert of Joaquin
Donnie Burkhalter & wife Teresa of Conroe
Dennis Burkhalter & wife Virginia Ann of Magonlia
Darrel Burkhalter & wife Amy of Houston
Corey Burkhalter & wife Tina of Conroe
James Burkhalter & wife Laura of Kingwood
Charles Burkhalter of Baytown
Ronnie Buckhalter & wife Joan of New Orleans
Danny Burkhalter & wife Linda of Magonlia

Pallbearers: Joey Haley, Jeffrey Haley, Scott Burkhalter, David Haley, and Michael Burkhalter

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


4/2/08

Era Bennefield, 91, of Texas City, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Clear Lake, Texas. She was born January 28, 1917 in San Augustine to Will Greer and Inez Vaughn Greer. Ms. Bennefield was a member of the First Assembly of God in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 4, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Danny Bentson officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in San Augustine.

Pallbearers will be Joey Ford, Jamie King, Matthew Boyd, Daniel Holloway and Jerrod Holloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Fallon Mitchell, Kevin Burns, Nicholas Burns, Danny Burns, Andrew Burns, Christian Burns and Avery Wheelock.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Betty Stephens & husband Truitt of Gary
Gay Nell Ruiz & husband Julian of Spurger
Patricia Burns & husband Daniel of Texas City
Son, Jimmy Bennefield & wife Sherry of San Augustine

Fourteen Grandchildren
Thirty Five Great Grandchildren
Six Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Maurine Rash of Texas City
Clara Lily (Jean) Crow of Texas City

Half Sisters:
Bonnie Newton of San Augustine
Ellie Mae Arnold of San Augustine
Velma Joe of San Augustine
Gwendolyn of San Augustine

Services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home


Clara Holmes, 70, of Center, passed away April 1, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 5, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro.Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday April 4, 2008 starting at 11:00 a.m. and the family will be here to take friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 22, 1937 to John T. and Era (Cox) Holmes. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded n death by her Parents, John T. and Era Holmes, Sister, Vivian Owens and Brother-in-law, Herbert Owens

She is survived by:
3 Sisters:
Irene Yancey of Houston
Louise Worsham & husband Levis of Joaquin
Ever Andresen & husband Alan of Parkston, S.D.
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, & Friends

Special Friend & Caregiver:
Liz Carroll
And All of Her Friends & Nurses at Pine Grove Nursing Home

Pallbearers:
John Owens, Terry Faulk, Danny Faulk, Phil Worsham, Ken Kay,
James Barton, John Owens Jr., Charlie Lefleft, Mark Farr
Honorary Pallbearers:
Dock Watson, Donnell Parker, Alan Andersen, James Curry, Bradley Faulk, Damon Faulk, Steve Cockrell, Jim Hofer, John Thomas Hofer, J.B. Hofer, Joey Hofer, David Boorah, Chad Boorah, and Kennith Lock

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

"You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com"


William Foy Edwards, 94, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at his residence at 2007 East Henning Road, Garrison. He was born April 7, 1913 in Shelby County, Texas to James Andrew Edwards and Mary Ida Hancock Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a member of Church of Christ of Garrison.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 4, 2008 at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, April 5, 2008 at Church of Christ in Garrison with Bro. Tom Barthel and Bro. Jackie Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison.

Pallbearers will be Bill Edwards, Jesse Gillis, Joe Edwards, Mitch Bradshaw, James Edwards and Michael Bradshaw.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Lavern Bradshaw & husband Dewey Wayne of Garrison
Mary Gillis & husband Jimmy of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Bill Edwards & wife Melody of Bangs
Jan McBride & husband Vernon of Gary
Joe Edwards & wife Andrea of Garrison
James Edwards & wife Angie of Garrison
Jesse Gillis Garrison
Terri Cooper & husband Billy of Garrison
Kim Amos & husband Terry of Timpson
Mary Ann Thompson & husband Steven of Garrison
Lori Mitchell & husband Lee of Garrison
Mitch Bradshaw & wife Gina of Garrison
Michelle Lilley of Garrison

Thirty Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Brother, Vernon Edwards & wife Bessie of Orange

Also a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.

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


Sonya Holloway Fincher, 40, of Shelbyville, passed away April 1, 2008 as a result of a car accident.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday April 4, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doug Fincher officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday April 3, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 17, 1968 to Bobby Holloway and Barbara Davis

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Barbara Davis Graves, Grandparents, Roy & Virgie Holloway and Herman & Annie Davis, Grandmother-in-law, Artie B. Alford, Brother-in-law, Kerry Fincher

She is survived by:
Husband:
Keith Fincher of Shelbyville
Daughter:
Shanai Fincher of Shelbyville
Father:
Bobby “Jack” Holloway & wife Janet of Center
Brother:
Steven Holloway & wife Brandy of Logansport
2 Sisters:
Angie Clark & husband Anthony of Center
Brandi Sanders & husband Dusty of Tenaha
Brother:
Mitchell Holloway & wife Cathy of Tenaha
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law:
John & Shirley Fincher of Shelbyville
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Sister-in-law:
Margaret Yongblood & husband Ronnie of Center
Brother-in-law:
Kent Fincher & wife B.J. of Deridder
2 Step Sisters:
Schelli McCauley & husband Kevin of Center
Misty Gibbs & husband Lee of Tenaha

Pallbearers:
Jamie Carroll, Danny Belrose, Ronnie Youngblood, Koby Youngblood, Blake Fincher, Quinton Fincher

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

"You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com"


Ramon Soto III, 2, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 due to an automobile accident. He was born May 9, 2005 in Center to Ramon Soto and Elizabeth Mendoza Soto.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 5,2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, with a Rosary to follow starting at 7:00. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Manuel Mendoza, Sr., Manuel Mendoza, Jr. Paul Jackson and Ralph Soto.

Survivors include:

Mother, Elizabeth Soto of Tenaha

Sister, Isabel Soto of Tenaha

Grandfather & Step Grandmother, Ramon & Yvonne Soto of San Antonio

Grandmother; Pattie Soto

Aunts:
Kerri Ann Perez of Birmingham, Alabama
Jayme Leah Soto of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Ashley Alvidrez of San Antonio
Bonnie Rae Soto of San Antonio
Carina Walker of Nacogdoches
Maria Mendoza of Tenaha
Selena Mendoza of Tenaha
Uncle, Manuel Mendoza, Jr. of Tenaha

Great Aunts:
Vickie Goin of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Torri Nugent of Joaquin

Great Uncle:
David Jackson of Oklahoma City

Great Grandmothers:
Ursula Soto of Timpson
Daria Mendoza of Center

Great Grandfather, Manuel Mendoza of Tenaha

Great Grandparents, Paul & June Jackson of Joaquin

Cousins:
Michelle Essex of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Lauren Richards of Center

Ryan Hanks of Joaquin
Joe Adams of Tenaha

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


Ramon Lay Soto, 22, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 due to an automobile accident. He was born March 26, 1986 in Center to Ramon Soto and Patti Jackson Soto.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 5,2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, with a Rosary to follow starting at 7:00. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment willo follow at Powdrill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Damion Fraklin, Michael Marshall, Ramon Soto, Trevor Walker, Jesus Mendoza and Moses Soto.

Survivors include:

Wife, Elizabeth Soto of Tenaha

Daughter, Isabel Soto of Tenaha

Father & Step Mother, Ramon & Yvonne Soto of San Antonio

Mother, Patti Soto

Sisters:
Kerri Ann Perez of Birmingham, Alabama
Jayme Leah Soto of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Ashley Alvidrez of San Antonio
Bonnie Rae Soto of San Antonio

Grandparents,
Paul & June Jackson of Joaquin

Grandmothers:
Ursula Soto of Timpson
Daria Mendoza of Center

Grandfather, Manuel Mendoza of Tenaha

Aunts;
Vickie Goings of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Terri Nugent of Joaquin

Uncle:
David Jackson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sisters-in-Law:
Carina Walker of Nacogdoches
Maria Mendoza of Tenaha
Selena Mendoza of Tenaha

Brother-in-Law, Manuel Mendoza, Jr. of Tenaha

Cousins:
Michelle Essex of Tonka City, Oklahoma
Lauren Richards of Center
Ryan Hanks of Joaquin
Jo Adams of Tenaha

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


Adam Heady, 20, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 due to an automobile accident. He was born April 11, 1987 in Center to Denny Lee Heady Rose Mary Soto. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 5,2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, with a Rosary to follow starting at 7:00. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Powdrill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eric Williams, Justin Williams, Michael Mangrum, Ramiro Soto, Ruben Soto and Vince Walker.

Survivors include:

Mother & Step-Father, Rose Soto & Mike Mangrum

Brother, Harold Heady of Center

Sister, Danielle Heady of Center

Step Brother, Michael Mangrum of Center

Grandmother, Ursula Soto of Timpson

Nephew, Antonio Heady of Center

Also a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by:

Father, Denny Lee Heady

Grandfather, Rafael Soto

Grandfather, Harold Bennett

Grandmother, Fern Heady

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


Cameron Roland Hutson, 24, of Center, passed away April 1, 2008.
Services are pending at this time at Community Funeral Home.


4/1/08

Mrs. Willie Rushing Tindall, age 90, of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, in San Augustine County.

Mrs. Tindall was born Aug. 11, 1917, in Trinity County, Texas, as a daughter of the late Charles and Beulah (Christie) Rushing and was a retired school teacher. She was a longtime resident of San Augustine County and a member of Macune Baptist Church.

Survivors: her husband, Howard Tindall of San Augustine County; daughter and son-in-law, Huweda and Richard Collins of New Caney, Texas; son, Kenneth Waggonner of Lufkin, Texas; step-children, Keith Tindall of Florida and Brenda Young and husband Kenneth of Black Jack community, Texas; a sister, Alice Golson of Lindale, Texas; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Trinity Baptist Church on Hwy. 83 in Broaddus, Texas, with Pastor Don Lofton officiating. Interment will follow at Broaddus Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine. Online obituary and online condolences available at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Jimmie Louise Boles, 69, of Center, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born September 14, 1938 in Center to James E. Nail and Hazel Doris Sowell Nail. Ms. Boles was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Center. She was the credit manager at Windham’s Ivan Smith Furniture for thirty years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mark Ivey, John Sancton, Darren Wiggins, Dr. Keith Miller, Don Stewart, John Dean Windham and Jack Lout.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Lisa McAdams & husband Billy Bob of Center
Sheila Harris & husband Roy of Center

Grandson, Josh McAdams of Houston

Granddaughter, Amanda Tyler of Center

Great Grandchildren: Bryce Harris, Britain Tyler and Braiden Tyler

Sister, Diane Nail of Center

Also, Kerri, Darren, Jared & Jesse Wiggins, whom she considered special and part of her family.

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

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3/31/08

George Martin McLendon, 92, of Kerrville, formerly of Center, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008 at a Kerrville hospital. He was born October 18, 1915 to Martin Bartow and Carrie Smithson McLendon. George enjoyed spending quality time with his great grandchild, hunting, fishing and his pets. He had many friends and a love of visiting with people. George loved to cut up with people, and help those in need. He was a Christian of Baptist Faith and member of First Baptist Church in Center. Until recently, he was very active with his Masonic Order and recently celebrated his 57nd year with the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge in Center. He had accomplished the Thirty-Third Degree of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. George was one of the last survivors of CCC Co. 880.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dr. Joe B. Hooker officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Jefrey Smith, James Honeycutt, Otis Honeycutt, Matthew Porter, Stanley McLendon and Curtis Eaves. Honorary pallbearer will be Maxie Eaves.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Lou Nell Jones and husband, Bobby Jones
Willie Lowery Bunting

Sister, Mattie McLendon Dellinger

Cousin, Florence Phillips

Grandchildren:
Jana Smith and husband, Jefrey Smith
Bobby Jones, Jr.
Lou Ann Rice

Great Grandchildren:
Megan Kennedie Smith
Kristina Lewis
Charles Kinzvach
Kyle Keagle

Sister-in-Laws:
Christine Honeycutt
Velma Sharpton

Special Friends:
Juanita & Riley Bewley
Becky Maidic

Best Pal, German Shepherd, "Stryker"

Also a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends in the Center community. And although he was a resident of Kerrville for a very short time, George quickly gained many friends there also.

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Susie Eaves McLendon
Daughter, Evelyn Ann Morris
Brother, Maurice McLendon
Sister, Lucy McLendon Lee

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


J. Hugh Bailey, 93, of Center, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008 at a local nursing home. He was born August 14, 1914 in Center to James Ed Bailey and Lellar Byford Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a member of Neuville Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge #32.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dr. Joe B. Hooker officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be J.C. Cagle, Paul Taylor, Randy Dean, Benny Eddins, Pete Cordray, and Claude Lucas. Honorary pallbearers will be Everett Harbison and Clyde Glenn Samford.

Survivors include:

Wife, Johnnie B. Bailey of Center

Sons:
Jerry Barlow & wife Rhonda of Center
Bobby Barlow & wife Betty of Center

Daughters:
Lillian Williams of Dallas
Clara Clary of Dallas

Grandsons:
Jimmy Dale Bailey of Houston
Marc Leach of Center
Ronnie Mills of Joaquin
Mik Williams of Dallas
Kenny Williams Dallas
Jimmy Barlow of Arizona

Granddaughters:
Kim Mills of Shreveport, Louisiana
Becky yen of Dallas
Denisia Barlow of Chicago, Illinois

Preceded in death by son, Hugh Gene Bailey.

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


3/27/08

Felix “Bear Kat” Partin, 75, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born July 22, 1932 in San Augustine to Felix Smith Partin, Sr. and Virgie Caroline Berry Partin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, March 30, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Robert Griffin, David Griffin, Harry Murdock, Sammy Andrews, Billy Mac Walton and Mike Middleton.

Survivors include:

Wife, Sue Partin of Center

Daughters:
Lynnelle McElroy & companion Barry Hughes of Center
Annette Peters & companion Jon Busch of Center

Grandchildren:
Carmen Roland & Husband Brint of Center
Kimberly McElroy of Center
Colby Miller of Nacogdoches
Caleb Homer of Nacogdoches

Great Grandchild, Devon Roland of Center

Sister, Margie Kilpatrick & husband Charles of San Antonio

Sister-in-Law, Fran Partin of Tenaha

Also a host of nieces, nephews & special friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Felix & Virgie Partin
Brother, Clark Partin
Sister, Johnnie Spies

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center, 220 Field Street, Center, Texas 75935 in Bear Kat's name.

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


3/26/08

Joe Jackson, 45, of Center passed away at his residence in Center. He was born March 31, 1962 in Center to Billy Joe Jackson and Imo Jean Wheeler Jackson. Joe was a lifelong resident of Center. He was a member of Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 28, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home beginning at 1:00 pm Friday, March 28, 2008, and will continue until service time.

Survivors include:

Mother, Imo Jean Jackson of Nacogdoches

Sister, Tina Clifton and husband Terry of Nacogdoches

Niece, Allyson Clifton

Nephew, Ben Clifton

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

Preceded in death by:

Father, Billy Joe Jackson


Deborah Ann Wilde, 40, of Whitney, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008 at a Burleson Hospice. She was born July 2, 1967 in Houston to Clarence Prinz, Sr. and Gladys Miller Prinz. Deborah was a homemaker, and loving wife and mother.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Mt. Olive Cemetery in the Silas Community of Shelby County with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating.

Deborah’s survivors include:

Husband, Eddie Wilde, Sr. of Whitney

Children:
Eddie Wilde, Jr. of Whitney
Timothy Wilde of Whitney
Cody Wilde of Whitney

Brothers:
Clarence Prinz, Jr. & wife Judy of Ashdown, Arkansas
William Prinz & wife Patsy of Huxley
Terry Prinz & wife Peggy of Huntington
Charles Michael Prinz of Whitney

Sister, Ivery Kennedy & husband Sean of Hillsboro

Also a number of nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Clarence & Gladys Prinz
Sister, Rebecca Lynn Prinz

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


3/25/08

Mable Bernice Kimbro Jennings

On March 24, 2008, in Austin, Texas, Mable Bernice Kimbro Jennings moved on to be with the Lord, after an illness that led to the end of her full life of 92 years.

“Bernie” is survived by:
Daughter , Retha Jennings Turner
Grandson, Jeff Rose
Granddaughter, Amanda Turner
Sister, Willie Mae Bush
Great Grandchildren, Will, Abby and Ben Rose
Also numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Born in Shelby County, Texas in July 1916, Mable grew up with four sisters and one brother on a farm outside Center and attended Waterman Pentecostal Church and School. She moved to Houston during World War II to aid in the war effort working as a welder at Hughes Tool Company. It was there she met and married Exter Jennings and attended Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Houston. Until her late 60’s, Mable practiced nursing in the Great Houston Area.

Memorial services will be conducted by Brother Steve Harris at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center at 11:00 am on March 27, 2008. Graveside services will follow at 4:00 pm at South Park Cemetery in Houston, where Exter was previously laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, it was Mable’s desire that contributions be made to the perpetual care fund of Mt. Herman Cemetery. Checks made out to Mt. Herman Cemetery can be mailed to the attention of Ronnie Peace, PO Box 366, Timpson, Texas 75974.

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


3/23/08

Jackie Porter Sanford, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008 in Center. She was born June 17, 1932 in Sardis to Hubbard Sam Porter, Sr. and Robbie Jackson Porter. Ms. Sanford was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a lifelong resident of Shelby County.

Funeral services will be held at 3 pm, Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center, with Farrell Russell and L.D. Adkinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will begin at 5 pm on Monday, March 24, 2008 and continue until service time on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Sanford's grandsons, Kenny Cole, Seth Robins, Ronnie Cole, Justin Haessly, Keith Cole, Aston Haessly, Will Robinson and Anthony Haessly. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Weaver, Christopher Weaver, Thomas Paylock, Michael Haessly and Louie Cooper.

Survivors Include:
Daughters:
Dianne Cole and husband Jerrof Kennard
Shiela Jurney and husband Ronnie of Center
Hazel Cooper of Timpson
Janeile Robinson and Fiance' Ronnie Smith of Huxley

Sons:
Johnny Haessly and fiance" Dana Renfroe of Center
Charles Richard "Ricky" Haessly of Center
Robert Haessly and wife Felicia of Baytown
Jerry Sanford and wife Cindy of Center
Dewayne Sanford and wife Samantha of Center

Brother: Hubbard Sam "Bo" Porter and wife Sandra of Orange

Sister: Cossette Martin of Joaquin

Daughter-in-law Kay Haessly of Center

Special Friend: Farrel Russell of Center

41 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews
A Host of Many Loving Friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Horace E. Sanford
Father of her children, Elmere Carl "Tubby" Haessly
Two Daughters, Carlene Haessly and Georgie Haessly
Brother, Bobby Porter
Three Sisters, Owen White, Margie Barber and Opal Adkinson.


Doris Laverne Cobb Masterson of Center passed away Saturday March 22, 2008 at the age of 79 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

A Memorial Service was held Monday March 24, 2008 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church Center, Texas.

Doris was born December 27, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama to parents, Riley L. & Jewell L. (Estes) Cobb. She was a homemaker and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the Runnels Sunday School Class for 39 years and had hosted many of their Sunday school parties in her home. She was also active in the Altar Guild of the church in arranging flowers for worship, changing the paraments, and preparing the communion elements. Doris deeply loved her husband, their four sons, their son’s wives and their grandchildren. Doris was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend and Christian.

Doris is Survived by her Husband of over 62 years, Roy Masterson

4 Sons:
Ron Masterson & wife, Linda of Center, Texas
Rev. Garry Masterson & wife, Cindy of Texarkana, Texas
Riley Masterson of Austin, Texas
David Masterson & wife, Mary of Center, Texas

9 Grandchildren: Shannon Campbell of Overland Park, Kansas, Brett Masterson of Indianapolis, Indiana, R.J. Masterson & wife, Lee Ann of Center, Josh Masterson & wife, Jaimie of Dallas, Sam Masterson & wife, Sarah of College Station, Chris Masterson of Austin, Melody and husband Carlos Masterson-Benavides of Austin, Michelle and Michael Masterson of Center.

4 1/2 Great Grandchildren

Brother, Billy Cobb & wife, Judy of Louisville, Kentucky

The family has requested that memorials be directed to the Altar Ghild Flower Fund at First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas.

Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home


Patricia Snider, 77, of Huxley, passed away Saturday March 22, 2008.

Services will 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 25, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center, Texas with Father George officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Visitation will be Monday March 24, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home and a Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Monday March 24, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born September 25, 1930 to Sterling Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Ryan) McCollum in Manhattan, Kansas. She worked for Sandia Corp. in Albuquerque, NM and she was a librarian for the public library in San Augustine and in Center. She was member of St. Therese Catholic Church

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Sterling and Mary McCollum,

2 Brothers, Sterling McCollum, Jr. and Dale McCollum, 2 Sisters, Lois McCollum and Shirley Smith.

She is survived by:
Husband: M.C. “Joe” Snider of Huxley

Children:
Therese Snider Freeman of Raleigh, NC
Beth Stroope & husband Ray of Shelbyville
Cassie Jernigan & husband John of Huxley
Cindy Bridwell & husband Jeff of Center
Melissa Jernigan & husband James of Shelbyville

Sister: Mary McCollum of Huxley

Grandchildren: Adam, Nicole Freeman & Fiance’ Scott Finley, Trey & Jacob Freeman
Callie Jamison & husband Lance
Russell Stroope
Taylor & Morgan Jernigan
Michelle & Justin Bridwell
Jessica Hopkins & husband Tim
Hannah & Michael Jernigan

Great Grandchildren:
Jayda & Riley Hopkins
Bradley Jamison

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Ray Stroope, John Jernigan , Jeff Bridwell, James Jernigan, Russell Stroope, Michael Jernigan, Justin Bridwell, Tim Hopkins, Lance Jamison

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

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


3/20/08

Tony Allen "Bubba" Whittington, 23, of Mooringsport, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in Mooringsport. He was born February 22, 1985 in Bossier City, Louisiana to Tony Whittington and Patricia Ayers Whittington. "Bubba" was employed by General Motors.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. John Withem officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 21, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Pallbearers will be Steven Giddings, Michael Duncan, Ruben Valasquez, Tim Mike Janzen, Mike Miller and Lee Whittington. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Miller and Joey Christopher.

Survivors Include:
Daughters, Skylar Rayne Whittington of Mooringsport, La., Mikayla Whittington of Mooringsport, La. and Alexis Cheyenne Humphries of Blanchard, La.

Parents, Tony and Patricia Whittington of Mooringsport, La.

Sister, Deimer Ayers of Stonewall, La.

Nephew, Alexander Ayers of Stonewall, La.

Niece, Stoney Lara ofStonewall, La.

Grandparents, Ruth and Eddie Duke of Carthage

A Number of Cousins and a Host of Friends.


3/18/08

Kory Vance Owens, 23, of Shepherd, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born November 25, 1984 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 pm, Monday March 24, 2008 at WIllow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jededian Weaver, Justin Weaver, Jeremy Bigger, Troy Medley, Trevor May, Daniel Anding and Jeremy Tyler.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Jordan Owens of Shepherd
Grandmother, Nancy Barnett Evans of Killeen
Mother, Janeene Aarons of Shepherd
Brothers, Troy Medley of Shepherd, Jeremy Bigger of Joaquin and Justin Bigger of Joaquin
Sisters, Amber Brock Bigger of Joaquin and Victoria Bigger of Joaquin
Father, David Bigger of Joaquin
Aunt, Vavette Blevins of Killeen
Uncle, Donnie Owens of Jacksonville, Florida

Numerous Cousins

Preceded in death by: Great Grandparents, Myrtie and Alvin Barnett and Hollis and Bernice Owens.
Grandparents, Thomas Franklin and Louise Bigger.


Marjorie Hill, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday March 18, 2008 at her residence.

Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday March 22, 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin with Rev. Randy Smith officiating.

She was born January 29, 1923 to Charles and Edith (Meacham) Meads. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Joaquin. She was a local artist and

special ed teacher for many years.

She preceded in death by her Parents, Charles and Edith Meads, Husband, Vernon G. Hill, Sister, Edna Mae Meads, 2 Brothers, George Meads and Bob Meads, Half-Sister, Sybl Meads

She is survived by:
4 Children:
Pat Hames & Husband Ben Rolunson of Little Rock, AR
Dr. Larry Hill & wife Carolyn of West Monroe, LA
Cathy Emmons of Shreveport, LA
Robert Hill & wife Jana Hollon of Wichita, KS

Grandchildren and Great Gramd Children:
Holly Hames , Roleyn Grider
Lindsey Fuson, Tyler Fuson
Jay & Heather Emmons
Jonathan Emmons, Luke Hill
Jason & Elizabeth Hill
Kimberly & Vaughn Meiners, Allison Hill
Laura Hill , John Hill, Micheal Hill
David Hill, Carl & Ray Wonenberg

Brother:
Richard Meads of Greeley, CO

Sister:
Vesta Schneider of Ft. Collins, CO

Sister-in-law:
Joy Bortmes of Tulsa, OK

Niece:
Connie Wonenberg of Tyler, TX

Nephew:
Chuck Schneider of Ft. Collins, CO

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


Funeral services for C.R. Nunley, age 78, of Pineland, TX, will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at First Assembly of God Church, Timpson, TX. Officiating will be Bro. John Richerson, Bro. Pat Jacks, and Lee Nunley with interment in Adams Cemetery, Panola County, TX. Mr. Nunley passed away in Pineland, TX, March 16, 2008.

Born June 11, 1929, in Logansport, LA, he was the son of W.H. and Myrie (Lee) Nunley. Mr. Nunley retired after 20 years with the Shreveport Police Department and then served with the Logansport, LA, and Center, TX, police departments. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was an ordained minister.

Survivors include wife Geda L. Nunley of Pineland, TX; son Rodney Nunley and wife Lorrie of Shreveport, LA; daughter Veronica Hope McCrary and husband Larry of Nashville, TN; step-daughter Esther O'Harra and husband Daniel of Shelbyville, TX; brothers L.G. Nunley of Doyline, LA, and Darrell Nunley of Houston, TX; sisters Mavis Reel of Deer Park, TX; Almeda Holmes of Shreveport, LA, and Etoile Langford of Lufkin, TX; 6 grandchildren: Brandon Nunley, Tonya Williams, Shane Turnage, Dustin Nunley, Tabitha Nunley, and Victoria Nunley; 11 step grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and 6 step great grandchildren.

Mr. Nunley was preceded in death by his parents, son C. Royal Nunley, Jr., 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


3/17/08

Thomas Watkins 72, of Tenaha passed away Sunday March 16, 2008 at his resident.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, 03-20-08 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born February 22, 1936 to Robert Edward and Era (Spurlock) Watkins.

He is preceded in death by parents Robert “Buck” and Era Watkins

He is survived by:
3 Children:
Thomas Watkins & wife Mena of Tenaha
Josh Watkins of Lake Charles, LA
Molly Robbins of Sulphur, LA

4 Grandchildren:
Adam Braun
Savannah Cassell
Kelsey Braun
Coper Watkins

Brother:
Don Watkins & wife Darla of Joaquin

Sister:
Sherry Welch & husband Phillip of Frankston

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, & Friends

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


3/16/08

Clausell S. Owens, 92, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 16 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born March 15, 1916 in Shelby County to Joseph Frank Sims and Beatrice Hunington Sims.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Dewayne Sims officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Karen Belrose and husband J.E. of Huxley

Son, Pete Owens and wife Denise of Center

Step Daughter, Dorothy Griffin of Houston

Step Son, James Owens of Houston

Grandson, Robert Samford of Center
Granddaughter, Kristy Consford of Huxley
Granddaughter, Jennifer Raymond of Center
Granddaughter, Stacy Samford of Center

13 Great Grandchildren

Brother, Ward Sims & wife Sue of Shelbyville

Step Sister, Shirley Sutton of Jacksboro

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Robert Owens
Six Sisters and Two Brothers


3/13/08

Oneita Latimer, 83, of Beaumont died March 11, 2008 at Pine Forest Nursing Home, Beaumont. A Center native, Oneita had been a resident of Beaumont since 1941.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Latimer, of Beaumont, and son, Kenneth Latimer, and his wife Jo of Houston.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a m Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont. A gathering of family and friends will be from 2 pm until 4 pm Friday afternoon March 14, 2008 at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 440 N. 18th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77707 or charity of choice.

Complete and updated information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com


3/11/08

James Harrison Matlock
Funeral services for Mr. James Harrison Matlock, 74, of Mount Enterprise, Texas, will be held at noon Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Laird Funeral Home. Interment will be at Old Prospect Cemetery in Mount Enterprise, Texas. James was born January 11, 1934, in Mount Enterprise, Texas, the son of Ralph Talley and Mattie B Nettles Matlock. Mr. Matlock was a graduate of Mount Enterprise High School. He worked as a Metro bus driver for the city of Houston for 36 years. He loved the outdoors and all sports. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Delores Matlock; son, Keith Dale Matlock; and his father. He is survived by his mother, Mattie B. Nettles Matlock of Mount Enterprise; sons, Ronnie W. Matlock and wife, Trina, of Baytown, Texas, John W. Ferguson and wife, Nita, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Greg D. Matlock and wife, Martha, of Irving, Texas; sister, Rita Hughes of Center, Texas; brothers, Jerry Matlock, Troy Matlock and Gary Matlock, all of Mount Enterprise; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to visitation from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Laird Funeral Home. Laird Funeral Home.


03/07/08

Edell C. Odom, 86, of Center, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born August 17, 1921 in Geneva, Texas to John Calvin Sanders and Mattie Oliver Sanders. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in Sabine County with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Shannon Day Terrill of Kansas City, Missouri

Granddaughter, Kristine Day of Kansas City, Missouri

Sister-in-law, Maurine Sanders of Center

Also numerous nieces & nephews.

Cousins:
Margie Hooks of Center
Virgie Knight of Geneva

Special Friends:
Gena Porterfield of Center
Mildred Lister of Center
Patricia Samuels of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, John Calvin Sanders & Mattie Oliver Sanders
Husband, Jimmy Odom
Parents, Brothers, I.V. Sanders, E.V. Sanders, & Jack Sanders


Anna Mary Schott Motley, died early Friday morning, March 7, 2008. She was born
April 14, 1914, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Howard Smith Motley, Sr., her parents, Anna Amelia and Frank Sebastian Schott, and
by brothers, Francis J. Schott, D. V. M., and Eugene E. “Brother” Schott.

She was kind. She was genuinely concerned for the well-being of others. She was loyal to her Church, but more than that, she was devoted to God. As a teacher, she was respected by both her students and colleagues, imparting her wisdom with a calm and clear perspective.

She is survived by six children: Anna Lou Motley Nix, Arlington; Howard S. (Buddy) Motley, Jr., Victoria; Schott Motley, Inez; Jack Motley, Edna; Polly Motley, Stowe, Vermont; Mary Martha Motley, Port Lavaca.

Grandchildren include Carol Nix Pope, Kimberly Motley Ballard, Schott Edward Motley, Marianna Nix Peeler, William “Sandy” Motley, Robert Nix, Pauline Motley Traugott, Alan Raby, Clark Felts Motley, Matthew Motley Clouser, Amanda Raby Smith, Emily Francis Motley, Morgan Motley and Mary Claire Scallon. Additionally there are seventeen great-grandchildren.

Each of our relationships with her was different and special We hope we brought her as much happiness as she brought us. Rest, dear Anna. Your work here is done and we will carry on.

Family visitation will be 4:00 - 5:00 p. m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels with a Vigil Service to follow at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p. m. at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral.

Graveside services will be Sunday, March 9, 2008, at 4:00 p. m. at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Should friends desire contributions may be made to Hospice of South Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 361/573-4546.

Rosewood Funeral Chapels 3304 Mockingbird Lane Victoria, Texas 77904 361/573-4546 Fax 361/573-4587


03/06/08

Thomas McDavid Hooper Sr., 73, of Gary, Texas, will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 08, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, Timpson. Officiating will be Rev. Lynn Lee and Rev. Lou Thomas with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

Mr. Hooper passed away March 5, 2008, in Gary, Texas. Born on October 9, 1934, in Timpson, Texas, he was the son of the late Robin L. and Emma L. (Trammell) Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a graduate of Timpson High School and received his bachelor and master's degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. He started teaching in Timpson after only 2 years of college and spent 50 years of service in public education as a high school science teacher, coach, high school principal and superintendent. After retirement he continued to teach high school science on a parttime basis.

Mr. Hooper was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church, Timpson, where he served as Chairman of Church Council, Chairman of Trustees and Chior Director. He thought of himself as a simple man who loved simple pleasures especially time spent with family and friends.

Thomas M. Hooper Sr, and Patricia Bailey were married June 12, 1996 and she survives him. Also surviving are four sons; Thomas M. Hooper Jr.and wife Terri of Gary, Texas, Timothy W. Hooper and wife Gail of Gary; Tracy L. Hooper and wife Robin of Timpson and T.Z. Hooper of Gary; step sonMatthew B.Bowlin of Waxahachie, Texas; step daughter Brittany E. Bowlin of Austin, Texas; sister Mary A. Largent of Nacogdoches, Texas. 4 grandchildren; Thomas H Hooper III, Tyler Ann Hooper, Marge Lee Hooper and Alexis Hooper; step grandson Grant Williams.

Mr. Hooper was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Barbara Hooper, brother Robin L. Hooper Jr. and step grandson Garrett Williams.

Visitation will be Friday, March 7, 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


03/04/08

Steve Richards, 65, of Friendswood, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He was born on March 12, 1942 in Joaquin. Steve served in the US Army. He was a Graduate of Texas A & M University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers. He was employed by Taylor & Hill Engineering in Houston. Mr. Richards was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 5 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Cross officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lorena and T.J. Williams.

Survivors include:

Wife, Joyce Richards of Friendswood

Daughter, Candice Schotz and husband Mark of Friendswood

Grandsons:
Aleister & Riordan Schotz of Friendswood

Sisters:
Tommie Williams of Kilgore
Judy Easley & husband Tommie of Mt. Pleasant

Mother-in-law, Mary C. Lewis of Joaquin

Sisters-in-law:
Jo Ann Walla & husband Walter of Tyler
Mary Koonce & husband Bruce of Center

He is also survived by a host of nieces & nephews who meant the world to him.

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


03/03/08

Judy McSwain Sammons, 58, of Center, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born June 19, 1949 in Center to D.C. McSwain and Lucille Allen McSwain. Ms. Sammons was a member of First Methodist Church in Center.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Rev. Elmer Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until service time, Thursday, March 6 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include:

Father, D.C. McSwain of Center

Daughters:
Joyce Moore & husband James of Timpson
Samantha Sammons Vidrine & husband Landon of Center
Janan Ross of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Shelby Ross, Jamie Moore and Ali Vidrine

Sister, Joan Baldwin & husband Mike of Center

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Lucille McSwain
Husband, George Sammons
Sisters, JoGail McSwain, Joyce Carol McSwain
Brother, Lonnie Carl McSwain


Shirley Ann Green Williams Clotiaux, age 49, passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, in San Augustine County, Texas.

Mrs. Clotiaux was born Jan. 5, 1959, in San Augustine as a daughter of John Earl and Addie Walton Green. She worked as a waitress.

Survivors: husband, Robert Eugene Clotiaux; daughters, Brandy Michelle Juergens of Grand Cane, Louisiana, and Nickie Lynn Fanestiel of Joaquin, Texas; parents, John Earl and Addie Green of San Augustine; a brother, Robert Green of Tenaha; sisters, Regina Martinez of Tenaha, Sheila Williams of San Augustine, and Karen Hight of San Augustine; grandchildren, Johnny Ray Green Jr., Holley Chavelle Juergens, Camden Dewayne Hughes, and Madison Ruth Fanestiel; and father of her children, James Earl Hughes.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Bo Juergens, Lupe Martinez, Lloyd Hargrove, Robert Clotiaux, James Hughes, and Brandon Fanestiel.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine. Online obituary and condolences accepted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


03/02/08

Jimmy Wayne Nichols, 71, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008 at his home. He was born March 20, 1936 in Shelbyville to Sam C. Nichols and Della Goochie Nichols. Mr. Nichols was a member of First Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 3 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 4 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Billy Windham. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Sharon Nichols of Tyler
Connie Branch & husband Steve of Port Lavaca
Brandy Michele Kennon Jones & husband Marlin of Center

Son, Jeffrey Coleman Nichols of Tyler

Two Grandchildren

Sisters:
Vera Wilson of Center
Bernice Brittain & husband Gerald of Center

Special Friend, Nancy Nichols LaRue of San Augustine

Sister-in-Law, Westerfield Nichols of Center

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

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Sam C. Nichols and Della Goochie Nichols
Brothers, Alton Buddy Nichols & Sam C. Nichols Jr.
Sisters, Allie Mae Wright, Velma Gray & Myrtle Stephens


03/01/08

Norma LaVerne Bass, 83, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday March 1, 2008 at Christa Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday March 3, 2008 at Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Douglas Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will be Sunday March 2, 2008 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 10, 1924 to Luther and Evie (Askew) Wright. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center. She was a Beautician.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Luther and Evie Wright, 2 Sons, Lloyd Ballard and Tommy Ballard, Sister Verline Barlow, and 3 Brothers, Bruce Wright, Scotty Wright, and Clark Wright

She is survived by:
3 Children:
Jane Foster of Pasadena
John Ballard of New Braunfels
Norma Jean Rossi of New Braunfels

Grandchildren: Angela Polite, Bruce Ballard, Cherie Ballard, Melissa Ballard, Amanda Ballard, Christopher Ballard, Carissa Brown, and Cole Metcalf

3 Sisters:
Fran Clark of Center
Millie Warr of Center
Nell Williams of New Braunfels

Friends of Center Missionary Baptist Church

Pallbearers: Bruce Ballard, Cole Metcalf, Ronnie Clark, Don Wright, David Wright, Brad Cockrell, Ricky Cockrell, and Jerry Cockrell

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

***Friends may sign the Register Book online at www.mangumfuneralhome.com***

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2/28/08

Addie B. Hughes, 92, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. She was born August 31, 1915 in Center to William Newton Ford and Amanda Humphries Ford. Ms. Hughes was a long-time member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 29, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Don Moore and Rev. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Mitchell Hughes, Paul Hughes, Les Hughes, Jonathan Stewart, Aron Hughes and Joe Stewart.

Survivors include:

Son, Charles Paul Hughes & wife Ruby of Center

Daughter, Sally Ann Stewart & husband David of Grants, New Mexico

Grandchildren:
Mitchell Hughes and wife Deidra
Les Hughes and wife Susan
Paul Hughes
Jonathan Stewart and wife Cindy
Joel Stewart and wife Loree
Rebecca Horn and husband Wes

Great Grandchildren: Angela Hughes, Ginny Bailey and husband Dustin, Aron Hughes, Dustin Hughes, Austin Hughes, Thomas Hughes, Kaylee Stewart, Ashlyn Stewart, Grace Hughes, Keegan Stewart, Amber Stewart, Caleb Horn, Kami Stewart, Noah Horn, Gideon Horn

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

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Paul Hughes
Two Brothers & Three Sisters

Memorials can be made in Addie B. Hughes’ name to the college fund for her great grandchildren, Thomas and Grace Hughes, Checks can be made to “American Funds College America”, In the memo line add “FBO Thomas and Grace Hughes”. Mail checks to Wayne Christain, Wayne Christain Financial Services, 204 Houston Street, Center, TX 75935.

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


Alice Joy Jolley, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. She was born July 23, 1936 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma to Jackie Strawbridge and Linnie Kelly Strawbridge. Ms. Jolley was a member of Truitt Chapel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 29, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jerry Gary and Rev. Jason wood officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center

Pallbearers will be Rev. Jason Wood, Bobby Joe Tiner, Richard Owens, K.D. Jolley, Jeff Jacks and Greg Jacks. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joseph Jolley, Orlan Owens, Steve Jacks, Bubba Wood and Ethan Wilburn.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Tex Jolley & wife Kay of Deer Park, Texas
Joe Jolley & wife Mary of Center

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Jolley of Center
Joy Jolley Wilburn & Husband Jason of Center
Joseph Jolley of Center
Rachal Jolley of Deer Park
Megan Jolley of Deer Park
Steve Zacks
Jeff Jacks
Greg Jacks

Great Grandson, Ethan Wilburn of Center

Sister, Ann Weatherford of Tenaha

Sisters-in-Law:
Roma Jolley of Longview
Lena Jolley Wood of Henderson

Special Friend, Wendy Jakab

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Tennie Tex Jolley

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


2/26/08

Mary Whiteside Frizzell Berry, 77, of Deweyville, passed away Monday, February 25, 2008 in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2 PM, Thursday, February 28, 2008 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Brother John Fortenberry, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville. Interment will follow in Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville. Visitation will be from 5 PM until 9 PM. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Born on February 7, 1931 in Shelby County, Texas to Joseph Smith and Lona (McKenzie) Whiteside, she was a longtime resident of the Deweyville area, she owned and operated Mary's Beauty Shop in Deweyville for over 50 years. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville where she enjoyed her Sunday school class. Mrs. Berry became resident at the Optimist Village in Orange where she grew attached to many fellow residents and was also involved with the resident's council there. Mrs. Berry loved people, never met a stranger and she enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Berry is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Grady Berry, her sisters, Melinda Waller and Virginia Samford, her brothers, James Whiteside and Tommy Chambless and her very special nephews. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Cheryl Graham and husband Kenneth of Orange and Denice Dupuis of Deweyville, sisters, Elle Noble and husband Reverend Dee Noble of Anacuco, brother Bacie Whiteside and wife Dixie of Center, Texas, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.


Irene Sherrod, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at a Bossier City nursing home. She was born July 17, 1922 in Joaquin to August Coyle and Edith Corine Roe Coyle.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, February 29, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Survivors include:

Daughter:
Beverly Heard & husband Patrick of Durango, Colorado

Grandsons:
Duane Connell & wife Bree of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jason Connell & wife Amy of Arnold, Missouri

Great Grandchildren::
Ricky Connell of Arnold, Missouri
Austin Connell of Arnold, Missouri
Aurora Connell of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Winsel Sherrod
Sister, Jewel Sherrod

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


2/25/08

Bill England of Huxley,Tx. passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008 in Shreveport,La. His memorial service will be at 2:00 this Wednesday at Toledo Bend Baptist Church.


Billy Tom Strong, age 79 of Center, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2008 at Pine Grove Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
Services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with his Grandson, Rev. Travis Lee and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 14, 1928 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Virgil & Fleta (Fleming) Strong. He was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Center Plywood where he worked for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, and 2 Sisters, Mildred Wooten and Mozelle Requardt, 1Grandson, Billy Steven Strong and 1 Great Grandson, Michael Ryan Strong.

He is survived by:
Wife of 57 years, Margie (Holder) Strong of Center
2 Daughters: Billie Bright of Center
Irene Vaughn & husband, Glynn of Center
1 Son: Bobby Strong & wife, Rebecca of Carthage
Grandchildren:
B.J. Bright & Ashley, Frankie Bright & wife, Karla, Travis Lee & wife, Brandi,
Michelle Clark & husband, Keith, Thomas Lee & wife, Michelle,
Buddy Strong & wife, Candice & Robert Strong
13 Great Grandchildren

2 Brothers: G.W. & Bettie Strong of Center
Elzine & Doris Strong of Diboll

4 Sisters: Irene Mayfield of Center, Lottie Hammett of Orange, Esteline Hill of Beaumont and Frances Pickering & husband, Ronnie of Orange

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends

Pallbearers: Bobby Strong, Glynn Vaughn, B.J. Bright, Frankie Bright, Thomas Lee, Buddy Strong & Robert Strong

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


2/22/08

Zelda Mae Patterson, 91, of Tyler formerly of Center, passed away Thursday February 21, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, TX.
Memorial Service are pending at this time.

She was born November 26, 1916 to Walter E. and Elna Ima (Pruitt) Bush.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Walter and Elna Bush, Husband, Drue Patterson, Son, Jimmy Webb and 2 Brothers Ershel Bush and Norvol Bush

She is survived by:

Grandson:
Colin Webb & wife Melinda of Bossier City, LA

Great Grandchildren:
Madeline Webb of Bossier City, LA
Madison Webb of Bossier City, LA

Niece:
Deborah Brashear of Tyler, TX

Nephew:
Gail Bush of Spring, TX

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


2/21/08

Bobby Lee Hurst, 76, graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, February 22 at Fairview Cemetery in Center. Services under the directions of Watson and Sons Funeral Home.


Milton Lawrence, age 80 of Center passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 at Shelby Regional Medical Center Hospital.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Center.

He was born April 29, 1927 in Harrison County, Texas to parents, J.R. & Erma (Riley) Lawrence. He worked as a lineman for an electric company for many years. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witness in Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents, J.R. & Erma Lawrence, and 2 Brothers, Wynn Lawrence and Norman Lawrence.

He is survived by:

Wife of almost 60 years, Wanita Lawrence of Center

Sister, Katie Thompson & husband, J.C. of Marshall

2 Brothers: Son Lawrence of Carthage and Ted Lawrence of Arkansas

Nephew, Carl Miller & wife, Hazel of Joaquin

Sister-in-law, Winnie Davis of Marshall

Dearest Friends, Bro. Eldon Doster & wife, Brenda of Center & Velma Parks of Timpson

Many other family and friends

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


2/18/08

Margaret Ann Scott. Funeral services for Margaret Ann Scott, age 70, of Timpson, Texas will be 2 PM, Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Officiating will be Bro. Elmer Mathews with interment in Blair Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Scott passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008, in Timpson.

Born October 29, 1937 in Timpson, she was the daughter of Buford and Louise (Herndon) Frederick and married to Robert Joe Scott on May 20, 1953. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Timpson, and loved being a homemaker as she cared for her husband, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law Robert Wayne and Kathy Scott of Jennings, La., and James Alan "Bubba" Scott of Timpson, daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Alan Hairgrove of Timpson, Rita and Danny Strahan of Timpson and Shirley Bolton and friend wayne McCullough of Timpson, 7 grandchildren; Jennifer Hairgrove, Robert Hairgrove and fiancee' Angel Clark, Christina Williams and husband Wes, Vicki Scott, Amber David, Ashley David and Alex David; 6 great grandchildren; Summer Bolton, Austin and Kylie Williams, Ayden Fontenot, Stephanie and Conner Posie; brothers, JoeDan Frederick of Chandler, Arizona, Ronnie Frederick and wife Kathy of Nacogdoches, Texas; sister, Betty Sweeney and husband Tommy of Blacksburg, Va. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret Scott was preceded in death by husband, Robert Joe Scott, parents William B. "Buford" and Louise Frederick, brother Buford Ray "Sonny" Frederick, son-in-law Jimmy Neal Bolton and special sister Mary Scott.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, in charge of arrangements.


2/17/08

J. Lloyd Woods. Funeral services for Mr. J. Lloyd Woods, age 91 of Tenaha, Texas, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Tenaha with Brother Jay Orr, Brother Russ Atwood, and Brother James R. Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Cemetery near Tenaha under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Woods passed away on Sunday morning, February 17, 2008 in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Java Lloyd Woods was born on October 2, 1916 in the Brooks Community of Panola County, Texas to Thomas Monnie and Edna Bessie Brown Woods. Mr. Woods graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1934 and later earned his bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He married Anna Mildred Baldwin on February 27, 1942 in Tenaha. In his early years, Mr. Woods worked as a teacher, coach, and principal. He also worked as a superintendent in the Elysian Fields and Hemphill School Districts. He owned operated a feed store in Tenaha for many years. Mr. Woods worked the majority of his career as a real estate broker in the East Texas area for over 50 years. He had lived most of his life in Tenaha. Mr. Woods was a faithful member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha where he also taught Sunday school. Mr. Woods was presented with a humanitarian honorary doctorate degree from East Texas Baptist University where he served as a lifetime trustee. He also served on the Administrative Board of the Texas Baptist Foundation. Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son in 1942; an infant daughter in 1945; and his wife, Mildred Baldwin Woods who passed away on May 7, 2007.
Mr. Woods is survived by a special great-great nephew, Michael B. Vana of Carthage; one brother, John Tom Woods and wife Mary of Pasadena; three sisters, Monnie Bess Woods Jones of Tyler, Nell Woods Hancock of Longview, and Patsy Ruth Woods Byerley and husband Paul of Beaumont; two sisters-in-law, Rita Woods of Carthage and Dorothy Woods of Belton; and special friends, John and Erma Scull of Tenaha. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends also survive Mr. Woods.
Serving as pallbearers are Drue Scull, Terry Scull, Greg Starr, Jim Edwards, David Edwards, and Bill Edwards. Serving as honorary pallbearers are the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Tenaha, the Trustees and Administrators of East Texas Baptist University, W.A. Parker, and Tom Crawford.
If desired, memorials may be made to Special Missions at First Baptist Church of Tenaha, 200 South George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas 75974 or East Texas Baptist University, 1209 North Grove Street, Marshall, Texas 75670.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Nola Jean Rhodes. Funeral services for Nola Jean Rhodes, age 67, of Timpson, Texas, will be at 2 PM, Monday, February 18, 2008, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson. Officiating will be Bro. Cliff Hughes with interment in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mrs. Rhodes passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008 in Timpson.

Born on July 02, 1940 in Patroon, Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of Alfred E. and Virginia Othella (Goodson) Stephens. She and Darrell D. Rhodes were married June 30, 1956 and were blessed with 51 years 7 months and 16 days of life together. She was a gradate of Panola College of Nursing.

Jean Rhodes was a virtuous woman who loved her God, family and church. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and served in many areas, including teaching Sunday School, loving the babies in the nursery, helping with Vacation Bible School and purchasing supplies for the church. She believed her primary calling was as a deacon's wife and that God expected her to serve as an example for younger deacon's wives.

Jean was serving as Associate Conductress of Timpson Chapter 1144 Order of the Easter Star. She and Darrell were influential in reactivating the Timpson Chapter.

Survivors include husband Darrell D. Rhodes of Timpson, sons Steven Rhodes and wife Rhonda of Palmer, Alaska, and Rickey Rhodes and wife Jewel of Center, Texas, daughter De'Andrea Mucka of Channelview, Texas, brothers Vatton Lavone Stephens of Rusk, Texas and Luther Ray Stephens of Odessa, Texas, sisters Dorthy Bailey of Timpson, Frances Hoover of Timpson and Murlin Poskey of Nacogdoches, Texas, 6 grandchildren: Ashley and Kyle Rhodes, Joseph and Aaron Mucka, Thomas Darrell and Rickey Lynn Rhodes. 1 great granddaughter; Michelle Rhodes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Billy Stephens, Leon Stephens, A.E. Stephens Jr; Curtis Stephens and Joe Stephens; and sister Sis Crawford.

Family request memorials may be to Shelby COunty Children's Advocacy Center, 220 Field St. Center, Texas.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 17, 5 PM till 7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.


Kittie Lois Leathers, 98, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008 at a local nursing home. She was born July 28, 1909 in Monday, Texas to Sidney James Milam and Ethel Corzine Milam. Ms. Leathers was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, February 18 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, February 19 at the First Baptist Church of Tenaha with Rev. Russ Atwood officiating. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 20 at Restland Cemetery in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Shafer, Steve Miller, Gary Shafer, Rick Leathers, Mike Nalls and George Nalls.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
June Swint & husband Ray of Tenaha
Sue Miller of Dallas
Jodie Guimonds & Husband Edward of Tenaha

Son, Sid Leathers and wife Kay of Tenaha

Son-in-Law, Bill Nalls of Frisco

Twenty Grandchildren

Forty One Great Grandchildren

Thirty Four Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Husband, William Bryan Leathers
Daughter, Kathryn Nalls
Son-in-Law, James Miller
Grandson, Danny Swint
Granddaughter, Teresa Guimonds
Great Granddaughter, Shelly Cox

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


2/14/08

Ray A. Dickerson, Jr., 70, of the Fellowship Community, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2008 at his home. He was born December 24, 1937 in Shelby County to Ray Armon Dickerson, Sr. and Era Dell Glaze Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson had been a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church for many years, and had served as a deacon since 1967. He served in the US Army from 1961 to 1963.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday, February 17, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, February 18, 2008 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Fodge and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Bob Dickerson, Stephen Ewing, Michael Bates, David Bates, Ronnie Belrose and Gordon Vaughn

Survivors include:

Wife, Rita Dickerson of the Fellowship Community

Son, Richard Dickerson & wife Lena of Garland

Son, Randy Dickerson & wife Rebecca of the Fellowship Community

Grandchildren:
Micah Dickerson, currently serving in the US Army
Lindsey Dickerson of Garland
Kevin Dickerson, serving in the US Navy
Gregg Dickerson of Hannibal, Missouri
Scott Dickerson of the Fellowship Community
Coleman Dickerson of the Fellowship Community
Ryan Dickerson of the Fellowship Community

Brothers:
James Dickerson & wife Joan of Joaquin
Ronald Eugene Dickerson & wife Cathy of Joaquin
Kenneth Dickerson & wife Loyce of Joaquin
Mike Dickerson & wife Barbara of Joaquin

Sisters:
Virginia Biehle of Lexington
Carolyn Ewing of Joaquin\
Nelwyn Owens & husband Sam of Dallas
Kay Brewton & husband Brady of Joaquin

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ray and Era Dell Dickerson
Stillborn Sister, Mary Katherine Dickerson
Brother, Jacky Dickerson

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of Deep East Texas.


2/13/08

Charles Ray Haley, 56, of Center passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at his residence. He was born February 22, 1951, in Beaumont, Texas, to Charles Haley II and Thelma Williams.

Mr. Haley was a rancher and affiliated with Folsom Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Sons, Chad Haley and wife Nicky of Center, Joe Nelson Haley of Weatherford
Granddaughter: Alaina Grace Haley of Center
Sisters: Gay Kinard and husband Billy of Beaumont and Becki Halbert and husband Joel of San Augustine.
Nieces: Dr. Rob & Lorian Gobert of West Columbia and Katie Gobert of Beaumont
Nephews: Matt and LIz Mullis of Grapevine
Great-Niece: Julieana Gobert of West Columbia.

Services will be at 11 AM, Friday, February 15, 2008 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in San Augustine with the Rev. Henry Hughes and the Rev. Bobby Russell officiating. . Interment will be a Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, February 14, 2008 from 5 pm till 8 pm.

Memorial contributions can be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital in memory of Charles Ray Haley III, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-4095.


Janet Griese Hughes. Funeral for Janet Griese Hughes, 41, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Kobler officiating. Mrs. Hughes died Feb. 11, 2008, in Nacogdoches. Born Nov. 11, 1966, in Shreveport, La., she was the daughter of Herman R. Griese and Margaret Pretzer Griese. She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Paul D. Hughes of Nacogdoches; son, Thomas Dane Hughes of Nacogdoches; daughter, Grace Claire Hughes of Nacogdoches; mother, Margaret Griese of West Monroe, La.; brothers, Herman J. Griese of Wasilla, Alaska, Fred R. Griese of Fairfax, Va., and Carl E. Griese of Manhattan, Kan.; and sisters, Linda G. Anderson of Shreveport, La., Margaret G. Parker of Wasilla, Alaska, and Ann G. Brandl of West Monroe.

Local survivors include: Father and Mother-in-law, Charles Paul and Ruby Hughes of Center; Brother and Sister-in-laws, Mitchell and Deidra Hughes of Center; and Les and Susan Hughes of DeRidder, La; Niece, Angela Hughes of Austin, Jennie Hughes Bailey and husband, Dustin, of Center; Nephews, Dustin Hughes of Center; Aaron and Austin Hughes of DeRidder, La. and Grandmother-in-law, Addie B. Hughes of Center.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008.

Memorial donations may be made at Wayne Christian Financial Services, 204 Houston Street, Center, Texas 75935 "College America" memo: Thomas and Grace Hughes. Services under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors


2/10/08

Hoyt Patterson, 80,of Center, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2008 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Patterson was born October 24, 1918 in the Arcadia Community to Floyd Patterson and Venia Haliburton Patterson. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Patterson was employed with the Postal Service and was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Shelby County Sheriff's Posse and loved Rodeos and riding horses.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, February 11, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Patterson's Gransons: George Rodney Holder, Jason Patterson, Sean Patterson, Tyler Patterson, Adam Rudd, Jason Rudd, Seth Rudd, Honorary pallbearer will be Monk Peace.

Survivors include:
Wife, Elaine Patterson of Center
Daughter, Florine Rudd of Jackson, Tennessee
Son, Ronald Hoyt Patterson of Center
Daughter, Deborah Beckers of Port Neches

Grandsons, George Rodney Holder of Magnolia, Jason Patterson of La Porte, Sean Patterson of La Porte, Tyler Patterson of Center, Adam Rudd of Tampa, Flordia, Jason Rudd of Jackson, Tennessee, Joshua Rudd of Maryville, Tennessee, and Seth Rudd of Jackson, Tennessee.

Nine Great Grandchildren

Sisters, Earlene Crawford of Center and Laverne Franks of Angleton.

Numerous Other Relatives and a Host of Friends.

Preceded in death by parents Floyd Patterson and Venie Haliburton Patterson and Sister, Eleanor Rogers.


Neil Edge, 85, of Old Center Community, passed away Friday, February 8, 2008 in Shreveport, La., Ms. Edge was born June `15, 1922 in the Old Center Community to Elzie Graves and Ruby McCullough Graves. She chose nursing as her vocation and retired from Panola General Hospital in 1982. Ms Edge was a member of the Old Center Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of the Old Center Community.

Visitation will be held from 4 PM to 6 PM, Sunday February 10, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, February 11, 2008 at Old Center Baptist Church in Panola County with Bro. Rodney Puryear officiating. Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.

Pallbearers will be Ashiey Glass, Bo Ritter, Lanny Ware, Whitney Glass, Bobby Ritter, Taylor Ritter.

Survivors include: Daughters, Donna Taylor of Old Center, Betty Edge of Dallas, Ginger Glass and husband Jimmy of Old Center and Debbie Jo Sheffield and husband Jimmy of Old Center. Son, Terry Sam Edge of Old Center

Grandsons, Bobby Ritter and wife Elise of Carthage, Whitney Glass of Houston.
Granddaughter, Blanca George and husband Stephen of Houston.

Three Great Grandchildren, Bo RItter of Carthage, Taylor Ritter of Carthage and Keely Ritter of Carthage.

Two Great Great Grandchildren, Skylar George of Houston and Sierra George of Houston.

Preceded in death by Husband Jesse Edge.


Michael Reeves, age 37, of Gloster, La., passed away Thursday, February 7, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Reeves was born January 9, 1971 in Shreveport, La.

Visitation will be held from 12 Pm to 2 PM, Sunday February 10, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Ron McLellan officiating. INterment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Chip Rogers, Mark Reeves, Steven O'Brien, Tommy Jones, Joe York, and Robert Rendion.

Survivors Include:
Wife, Shana Reeves of Gloster, La.
Sons, Kody, Lucas, Dylan and Shayne.
Father, Fred Guyver of Shreveport, La.
Brothers, Mark Reeves and wife, Christy of Houston, Robert "Bo" Guyver and wife Christy of Shreveport, La., Thomas "Butter" Guyver of Shreveport, La. and Steven "Vet" O'Brien and wife Heather of Shreveport, La.
Sister, Sally Guyver of Shreveport, La.
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Jackie and Tammy Ledford of Stonewall, La.
Special Friend, Robert Rendion.

Preceded in death by, Mother, Judy Guyver.


Funeral services for Imri Dale Matthews, 74, will be Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, Logansport, LA. Officiating will be Bro. Wayne Jones of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Chris Welch of Word of Faith in Joaquin, TX. Burial will follow in Cool Springs Cemetery in Longstreet, LA. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5:00 until 9:00 PM Saturday, February 9, 2008.

Imri was born in Logansport, LA on August 25, 1933 to Charlie and Mary Matthews. He passed away suddenly on February 6, 2008 in Logansport, LA. Imri was retired from the DeSoto Parish Police Jury as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Freedom Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceding Imri in death is his wife Barbara Matthews and grandson Adam Matthews and Noah Matthews.

Left behind to cherish his memories are his sons Mark Matthews and wife Kathy, Dennis Matthews and wife Karen and Jody Matthews and wife Wanda; daughter Christy Atwood and husband Eddie; sisters Hazel, Virginia, Exa Mae and Jan; brothers Bobby, Darrel and Pat; brother-in-law Bill Creighton; grandchildren Stephanie Snell, Colton Pearson, Hannah, Nickolas and Morgan Matthews, Emily Ann Atwood, Taylor and Parker Atwood; and great grandchildren Bailey, Avery, and Cain Snell.

Honoring Imri as pallbearers are Trey Speight, Jimmy Matthews, Ronnie Mills, Don Cogswell, Charlie Stewart, Colton Pearson and Roy Stewart.

Honorary pallbearer is Wally Register. Rose-Neath Funeral Home


Betty Sue Johnson, age 71, of San Augustine, passed away February 8, 2008 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 10, 1936 in Center, Texas to D.C. Carrell and Jessie Brittain. Services will be held at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine on February 11, 2008 at 10 AM with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Visitation will be Sunday 5-8 PM. Interment will be at Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens in San Augustine.

She was a homemaker and was a memeber of the Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

Survivors Include:
Husband: James Johnson of San Augustine
Children: Billy Johnson and wife Becky of San Augustine, Sheila Miller and husband Marlon of San Augustine, Virginia Noble of Nacogdoches, Delores Montgomery of Nacogdoches, Brad Johnson of College Station.

Grandchildren: Brent Johnson, Brittney Johnson, Duane Lister, Brianna Sterns, Demetrik Montgomery, Cameron Noble.

Siblings: Eloise Anthony of Houston.Edith McBride of Shreveport, Kenneth Carrel of New Diana, Barbara Stroud of Longview, David Carrell of Joaquin, Sharon Miller of White Oak. James Carrell of Joaquin.

She was preceded in death by her parents D.C. and Jessie Carrell, Brother Dudley Carrell and Sister Louise Russell.

In Lieu of usual remembrances, contributions can be made to the Toledo Bend Baptist Church, 2543 FM 3172, Shelbyville, Texas.75973.


2/8/08

Betty Lou Bridges Hughes, 76, of Nederland passed away at her residence on Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Betty was born January 3, 1932 in Campti, Texas in Shelby County to Elza and Jimmie Potts Bridges. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and has been a resident of the Mid County area for 47 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Alton Hughes, son, Marvin Scott Hughes, daughter, Rebecca Lou Hughes, granddaughter, Jennifer Nichole Hughes, and also her mother, father and three brothers.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Alton Hughes and wife Peggy of Plano, David Lee Hughes and wife Karen, Mark Stephen Hughes, Christopher Alan Hughes and wife Josette all of Nederland, grandchildren, Michael Scott Hughes and wife, Tonja, David Lynn Hughes, and wife, Carrie, Matthew Wade Hughes, Jaime E. Hughes-McDonald, Stephanie A. Hughes-Ceja, Christopher Jordan Hughes, Christian Connor Hughes, Chandler Hughes and Stevie Linn Hughes, eleven great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008 from 2:30 pm-5:00 pm at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 10 am at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Dr. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will be at 4:00 pm, Monday at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Friends wishing may send memorial contributions to Fellowship Baptist Church, 1315 S. 27th Street, Nederland, Texas 77627.


2/6/08

Glenn W. Ansley, 66, of Gary, previously of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 in Tyler. He was born November 12, 1941 in Choice, Texas, Shelby County to Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley. He was a former member of Doverside Baptist Church in Houston, and served in the US Army from 1959 until 1965. Glenn enjoyed coaching Little League baseball and football for many years. For eighteen years, he was a pipefitter for Brown and Root of Houston. After leaving the city, Glenn came to Shelbyville and started Ansley’s Disposal Service, which he owned and operated for twenty years. Upon his retirement in 2002, he sold his business to a good friend, Johnny Fleming. While Glenn’s wife, Alice, continued working at Ansley’s Disposal, he had more time to do the things he loved, which included spending precious time with his grandchildren and cooking candy and desserts for family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 8, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville with the Rev. Charles R. Dooley and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom Ansley, Tim Hartz, Sonny Harkness, Johnny Fleming, Bernard “Vernon” Metcalf, Lonnie Collins, Allen Nestle, Homer Jones and Alex Hartz.


Survivors include:

Wife, Alice Chandler Ansley of Gary

Son, Tom Ansley & wife, Denise of Willis

Daughter, Candy Ansley Nestle of Center
Daughter, Allison Ansley Hartz & husband, Tim of Waco

Grandchildren:
Alice Ann “Goldfish” Nestle Nettle of Timpson
Ashley Ansley of Willis
Allen Nestle of Center
Lauren Hartz of Waco
Amber Ansley of Willis
Alex “Waldo” Hartz of Waco

Brother, Gene Ansley & wife, Billie of Brookland
Brother, Ray Ansley & wife, Pat of Cleveland

Sister, Agnes Peavy of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley


Jesse Thomas "Top" Boles Jr., 77, of Orange passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at Harbor Hospital in Orange.

Funeral service will be 2 pm, Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange.

Graveside service and interment will be 11 am, Friday, at Strong Cemetery in Center, Texas. Officiating will be Rev. Mary Howland.

Visitation will begin at 12 pm, Thursday, at the funeral home.

Top was born September 9, 1930, in Shelbyville, Texas, to Jesse T. Sr, and Maggie Baker Boles.

He retired from Firestone as an operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse T., Sr. and Maggie Boles, his companion of 29 years, Natalie Smith, brothers, Alvis Doyle and Thomas Lee Boles, sister, Zelda Peveto and infant sister, Caroline.

He is survived by his children, Greg Boles, Gary Boles, and Gwen Stark all of Linden, Texas, eight grandchildren and sister Melba Kelley of Orange.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Strong Cemetery, Perpetual Fund, P.O. Box 1383, Center, Texas 75935

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


2/1/08

Florene Fleming Garrett, 89, of Amarillo, previously of Shelby County, passed away Friday, February 1, 2008 at an Amarillo hospital. She was born February 5, 1918 in San Augustine to Elmer Samford and Carrie Ola Martin Samford. Ms Garrett cared so deeply for her family, her friends, and her community. She was a member of th First Methodist Church of Center for years, where she was an active member in the Chancei Choir, president of her Sunday school class and held many other offices with the church through the years. She was also a proud member of the Beta Sigma Phi.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 3, 2008 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, February 4, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Center with the Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rory Johnson, Burton Brown, Fred Davis, John Griffin, Gray Fleming, Scotty Fleming and John Peirsol. Honorary pallbearers will be Brock Poston and Tom Amerman.

Suvivors include:

Devoted husband and caretaker, Randall Garrett of Amarillo

Daughter, Sheila Fleming Amerman & husband Jack of Houston

Son, Michael G. Fleming & wife Lisa of Flower Mound

Grandchildren:
Courtney McCarley of San Antonio
Brandy Lahiere of Houston
Heather Johnson of Katy
Phoebe Moore of Dallas
Gray Fleming of Waco

Great Grandchildren:
Bailey, Lorelei, Graydon, Jack, Beckett, Addyson & Delaney, Graydon Elizabeth, Watson & Davis

Dearest of all friends, Suzanne Whitney of Center

Favorite Niece, Judy Len Hilton of Nacogdoches

Step-Daughter that went beyond caring, Susan Wenger, of Amarillo

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


Auvy Nell Samford Chandler, 90, of Etoile, passed away Friday, February 1, 2008 at a San Augustine nursing home. She was born March 31, 1917 in Shelby County to Cary Samford and Mary Estelle Walker Samford. Ms. Chandler was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, February 4, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am on Monday and continue until service time at 11:00 am.

Pallbearers will be Stuart Samford, CW Loftin, Steven Samford, James Enmon and Stacy Samford.

Survivors include:

Son, Tony Samford & wife Catherine of Etoile

Grandsons:
Stacy Samford and wife Kim of Bedford
Stuart Samford and wife Cathy of Lufkin
Steven Samford and wife Karen of Etoile

Six Great Grandchildren

Sister, Polly Chaney of Houston
Brother, Charles Samford & wife Evelyn of San Augustine

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


LaNell Melton at the age of 49, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 in Union Valley, Oklahoma . She was born Tuesday, April 1, 1958 in Center, Texas, to J.B. Brown and Ruth (Chandler) Brown. LaNell was preceded in death by her loving mother Ruth Brown. LaNell is survived by her loving family, father, J.B. Brown, husband, Timothy Joe Melton and sons, Adam Melton and wife Brittany and Timothy Jake Melton; brother, Bo Brown and girlfriend Tammy; sisters, Maylia Babb and husband Keith; Cathy Duncan and husband Mike; Grandchildren, Olievea Maree and Sydney Alexsis; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Visitation for LaNell was held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at the Neal Funeral Home. A Chapel Service for LaNell was held at Neal Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 10:00 am. Internment followed at the Montaque

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1/31/08

Becky Denise Tomlinson McLendon died at her home in Spring, Harris County, Texas Wednesday 30 January 2008.

Denise – the firstborn daughter of William Harvey Tomlinson and Geraldine Spillers Tomlinson- was born 15 March 1954 at Beaumont, Jefferson County Texas. Her childhood home was in Sour Lake, Hardin County, Texas, where she was a member of the Class of 1972 at Hardin-Jefferson High School. She took her Bachelor of Arts in Teaching and Speech Therapy from Sam Houston State University in 1975, and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology from the University of Houston in 1981. She retired from the Klein Independent School District as a speech pathologist in May 2005. At the time of her death, she was a speech pathologist on the staff of Triumph Hospital Northwest in Houston.

On 5 June 2003, she married Clifton Palmer McLendon at Center, Shelby, Texas.

Denise is survived by her husband, Clifton Palmer McLendon of Spring; son Jeffrey Scott Blankinship of Spring; daughter Callie Annette Blankinship of Humble, stepdaughter Sylvia Rose McLendon of Spring, sisters Karen Kay Tomlinson Ousley of Sour Lake and Phyllis Sue Tomlinson Bird of Houston, Aunt Martha Fay Spillers Samora of Liberty, and a host of other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Harvey Tomlinson and Geraldine Spillers Tomlinson and brother Emmett Randall Tomlinson.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 Friday 1 February at the Houston National Cemetery; 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive; Houston 77038.

A memorial service will be held later.


1/29/08

Aleene Dean, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, January 28, 2008 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born November 11, 1925 in Longview to Mac Dinwiddie and Ruth Estes Dinwiddie. Ms. Dean was a member and elder of Tennessee Presbyterian Church and a member of the Tenaha Businessman’s Club. She was also a past member of the Tenaha City Council.

Visitation will be from ¬5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Tennessee Presbyterian Church in the Tennessee Community of Shelby County with Dr. Don Gregory and Dr. Dave Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Langley, Moe Gray, John Scull, Tommy Knight, Russell “Rusty” Marshall, George Dewinne, David Fallin and Steve Langley.

Survivors include:

Son, Victor Crawford & wife Marie of Tenaha

Daughter, Sandra Ballard and husband Ronald of Tenaha

Grandson, Gregory Ballard

Granddaughters:
Lisa Crawford, Heather Chiniara and Susie Crawford

Great Grandchildren:
Christopher Crawford, Jasmine Dodd, Alisa Dodd, Savannah Chiniara and Chloe Chiniara

Also a host of other loved relatives and friends.

Preceded by:
Husband, Harlan Crawford
Husband, Ned Dean
Two Sister & One Brother

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


1/28/08

Buren E. Chandler, 90, of Lufkin will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bryan Lipscomb and Brother David Culp officiating. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Oakland Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Chandler was born December 16, 1917 in Shelby County, Texas to the late Cora M. (Head) and David Wesley Chandler, and died Saturday, January 26, 2008 in a local hospital.

A former resident of Center, Mr. Chandler had resided in Lufkin for the past 30 years. He loved fishing and playing dominoes, and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spoiling his grandchildren. Mr. Chandler was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Olean Chandler of Lufkin; daughter and son in law, Ethelda "Scooter" and Chester Davis of Lufkin; grandchildren and spouses, Wanda and Randy Baggett, Jo and Dale Manthey, Christi Chandler, Randy Davis, and David and Lesa Chandler; seven great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Delton Chandler, brothers, Avery and Chester Chandler; and sister, Melba Miceli.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Providence Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4423 Ted Trout Drive, Lufkin, Texas. 75904.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6 pm to 8 pm. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Teresa Ann Hutto of Lufkin was born November 14, 1952 in Freeport, Texas, the daughter of Betty (Walker) Hogue and Drue Hogue. She passed away after a very brave battle with cancer on Saturday, January 26, 2008. She was only 55 years old.

Teresa worked for several local area newspapers. She truly enjoyed all aspects of the newspaper business, from writing the articles to building ads. She also worked for TDCJ, where she met life-long friends Sue Briley and Linda Hogue. Teresa was a homemaker, beloved wife, a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and
niece. She was a member of Crosstimbers Cowboy Church of Lufkin.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Dennis Hutto; her three children--son, Robert Thomas, Jr., and wife Yarissa of Hanahan, South Carolina, daughter, Shana Derouen and husband Gerald of Point Blank, Texas, and daughter, Ashley Hearrell and husband Cory of Tennessee Colony, Texas; her mother, Betty Hogue Anderson and her brother Tony Coleman, both of Lufkin; as well as numerous cousins, aunts, uncles,
friends, and a niece and nephew. She has twelve granchildren: Dana Thomas, Caryn Thomas, Claudia Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Kaylee Miley, Adam Reed, Jr., Ayanna Derouen, Courtney Hearrell, Colten Hearrell, Cody Hearrell, and