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04/28/2012

Shirley Jean Parrish Cox, 74, of Nacogdoches passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at a local hospital.

Shirley was born March 31, 1938, in Nacogdoches County to James Bernice Parrish and Verna Dine Cordova Parrish. She was a lifelong area resident and faithful wife and mother to her family.

She was married to Edward Paul Cox on July 7, 1955.

Survivors include her husband of almost 57 years, Edward Paul Cox of Nacogdoches; daughters, Paula Jean Cox, Sandra “Sondra” Lynn Cox Rogers and husband Travis, and Carolyn Sue Cox Martin, all of Nacogdoches; granddaughters, Stephanie Ann Fonville Griffith of Nacogdoches and Jennifer Lynn Egle of Austin; a grandson, Joshua Chad Martin of Tennessee; great-grandsons, Christopher Grant Morrow of Nacogdoches and Blake Adam Morrow of Mesquite; sister, Gwen Stephens of Nacogdoches; and brothers, Joe Parrish of Nacogdoches, Aaron Parrish and wife Pat of Houston, and Eddie Parrish and wife Erma Sue of Magnolia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Paul Cox; and a brother, Stephen Allen Parrish.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Chaplain Richard Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences accepted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Martha Beatriz Acevedo-Chan, age 38 of Joaquin, Texas passed away, Friday, April 27, 2012 in Joaquin, Texas.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Jose Garcia officiating. Burial will follow at Logansport City Cemetery in Logansport, LA. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 4, 1974 in Mexico, she worked in housekeeping for the Joaquin Country Inn.

She is survived by her six children:
Efrain Cruz of Joaquin
Gloria Cruz Martin & husband, Cristian Martin of Joaquin
Micaela Cruz Hernandez & husband, Francisco Hernandez of Joaquin
Carmen Cruz of Joaquin
Dulce Cruz of Joaquin
Carlos Cruz of Joaquin

Mother:
Dulce Maria Chan Gomez of Mexico

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


04/27/2012

Jerry W. Permenter, 64 of Hamilton, AL, formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Marion Regional Medical Center-Hamilton, AL. He was born in Shreveport, LA on Monday, January 26, 1948 to William Lee and Betty Carolyn Perkins Permenter. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Bro. Todd Clippard will officiate. He was preceded in death by his father, William Lee Permenter.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

Wife, Jane Carolyn Courington Permenter;

Children:
Amy Osborne and husband, Nathan
Jarrod Permenter
Shelley Sanborn
Heather Chambers and husband, Chad;

4 grandchildren;

1 great grandchild;

Mother, Betty Permenter;

Brothers:
Michael Permenter
James Permenter and wife, Jan;

Sister, Suzanne Richards and husband, Rex

and a host of nieces and nephews.

Marion County Funeral Home assisted the family.


04/26/2012

Shirley Ann Bradshaw, 68, passed away on April 24, 2012, born in Burton, TX but called Houston home and was a 1962 graduate of Lutheran High South. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Jon Bradshaw, her father and mother, two brothers, one nephew and two grandchildren.

She was survived by son Michael, daughters Jonna Prodoehl and Dena Jones, brother Glenn Williford, sister Delores Langston, brother Wesley Baylor, brother-in-law Joe Bradshaw, four grandchildren, and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 26th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, April 27th at 2 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home.


04/25/2012

Bill F. Griffin, Jr., 81, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Marian Place in Carthage, Texas. He was born January 2, 1931, in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, to Bill F. Griffin, Sr. and Rena Belle Rice Griffin. Mr. Griffin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas, where he served as a deacon and taught the Men’s Bible Class for over 18 years. He graduated from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, and practiced law in Shelby County, Texas, for 50 years. He was a Fellow of the State Bar Foundation and a sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2012, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas, with Pastor Russ Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Don Wheeler, Bobby Parker, Roland Cross, Don Dial, John Scull and Drue Scull. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Roberson, George Bowers, Dick Parker, Charles Hooker, James Mize, Men’s Bible Class of First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Deacons of First Baptist Church in Tenaha and Shelby County Bar Association.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lyndell Hairgrove Griffin, of Tenaha, Texas; sons, Guy W. Griffin and wife, Cindy Davis Griffin, of Center, Texas, John D. Griffin of Center, Texas; daughter, Cindy A. Griffin, of Center, Texas; grandchildren, Patrick Davis Griffin and wife, Kasey Griffin, of Dallas, Texas, and Kelly Michelle Griffin of Nacogdoches, Texas; great grandchildren, Justin Bobbitt and Jason Bobbitt; sister, Lonnie Ruth Stone and husband, Travis Eugene Stone, of Lufkin, Texas; and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill F. Griffin, Sr. and Rena Belle Rice Griffin; and his sister, Jeannine Griffin Campbell Goodpaster.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 159, Tenaha, Texas 75974; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, D. C. 20090-6011 or online at www.alz.org.

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


Yancy Curbow, 42 of Nacogdoches passed away April 23, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born August 18, 1969 in Carthage, Texas to Doyce Curbow and Betty Ware Curbow. He was a member of the Mt. Union Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10am at Garrison Funeral Home with interment to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison.

He is survived by wife: Diane Curbow of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sons:
Jarrod Curbow of Nacogdoches, Texas
Jeremey Curbow of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Nancy Finchum and husband, Tom of Nacogdoches, Texas
Wendy Pinkston of Nacogdoches, Texas
Darla Boatwright and husband, Donnie of Hobbs, New Mexico

Brother: Casey Curbow and wife Amanda of Nacogdoches, Texas

Host of other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by parents, Doyce and Betty Ware Curbow.

Pallbearers: Brandon Curbow, Kolten Rhoudes, Ragan Krust, Justin Tindall, Casey Curbow, Donnie Boatwright, Todd Finchum and Brett Williams.

Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Dickerson, Elliott Halton, Aaron Broadway, Bo Curbow, Keatan Curbow

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Mae Deanne Blake, wife of retired Senator Roy Blake, was born Sept.14, 1931, in Daingerfield, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2012, in her home.

Mae Deanne was the daughter of Bill Goodwin and Edna Mae Harwood. She moved to San Augustine when she was 5-years-old. She attended San Augustine High School and moved to Nacogdoches where she completed her senior year, and graduated from Demonstration School, which was part of Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College. She attended Stephen F. Austin where she met and later married Roy Blake on June 28, 1949.

Mae Deanne “Tootie” Blake was a member of the First Methodist Church, Nacogdoches, and a member of the Open Door Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Mae Goodwin and her twin sister Billie Jean Tucker.

Survivors include her husband Roy Blake, sisters in law, Catherine Golemon, Faye Blake and Nell Blake. Her children are Martha Muckleroy and husband Steve, Roy Blake, Jr. and wife Jocelyn, Kaki Nelson and husband Ricky, Ben Blake, Mary Ann Beckendorf and husband Michael. Her grandchildren are Ann Sheppard and husband Zac, Blake Chamness, Scott Muckleroy and wife Kathryn, Matt Muckleroy and wife Loulia, Franci Blake, R.M. Blake, Catherine Blake, and Austin Beckendorf. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mae Deanne will always be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.

Memorial contributions can be made to Love In The Name Of Christ (Love Inc) at P.O. Box 630423, Nacogdoches, TX 75963 or at www.LoveInc.com.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her beloved grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


04/24/2012

Funeral service for John Edward “Johnney” Sifford, 72, of Center, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 27, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Friday, before the service at Taylor Funeral Home. A family interment will follow on Johnney’s property. Mr. Sifford passed away April 23, 2012, in Shelby County, Texas.

Born March 5, 1940, in Pollok, Texas, John Edward Sifford was the son of the late John Wesley and Vivian (Veil) Sifford. He was a graduate of Hudson High School and retired after over 30 years with the Texas Department of Transportation. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and playing his bass guitar.

Survivors include his daughters Chaunte’ Sifford and Misti Sifford, both of Center; and 3 grandchildren: Mason Peterson of Elysian Fields, TX, Maci Sifford of Center, and Mavian Sifford of Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Sudie Bell Oates.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements


Dan H. Beard, 63, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at his residence.  He was born June 22, 1948 in Timpson to Wilburn Beard and Ester Kirk Beard.  Mr. Beard served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of Moose Lodge. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, April 27, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. John B. Richardson officiating.  A Military Honors Graveside will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison under the direction of VFW Post #8904. 

Pallbearers will be Cody Dawson, Casey Robison, Jimmy Anderson II, Wesley Flournoy, Darrell Robison and Bret Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Bridges, David Beard, Roger Beard and Smokey Beard.

He is survived by
Wife: Karin Beard of Center

Daughters:
Leandra Beard of Arizona
Amy Byrd of Center
Jeanie (KoKo) Bridges and husband, Charles of Center
Skeeter Flournoy and husband, Wesley of Center

Son: Darrell Robison of Center

Grandchildren:
Casey Robison, RaNae Byrd, Jimmy Anderson II, Jessica Bridges, Karissa Flournoy, Hannah Flournoy, Reagan Flournoy and Kaitland Anderson

Great Grandchildren:
Heather Byrd, Evan Robison, Zoey Robison

Mother: Ester Beard of Timpson

Brothers:
David Beard and wife, Linda of Garrison
Roger Beard and wife, Nadine of Minden

Sisters:
LaVerne Barnhart and special friend, Steve of Nacogdoches
Connie Beard of Timpson

Preceded in death by
Father: Wilburn Beard
Brothers: Paul Beard & Jimmy Beard

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


Juana Luna Ruiz, 79 of Center, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father, Jose Luis Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery. Visitation & Rosary will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born June 18, 1932 in Celaya, GTO Mexico to Jesus Luna and Maria (Castaneda) Luna. She was a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church.

She is survived by:
Children:
Rafael Ruiz
Santiago Ruiz & wife, Maria of Center
Antonio Ruiz & wife, Sylvia of Center
Hilario Ruiz & wife, Viviana of Mexico
Cristina Hernandez & husband, Manuel of Mexico
Veronica Diaz & husband, Jorge of Mexico
Josefina Gonzalez & husband, Mere of Center
Carmen Gonzalez & husband, Emilio of Center
Juana Sanchez & husband, Juan of Center
Grandchildren:
Jesse Ruiz, Richard Ruiz, Santiago Ruiz, Jr., Norma Ruiz,
Cristina Gonzalez, Aida Gonzalez, Lucy Gonzalez, Lara Gonzalez,
Carolina Ruiz, Antonio Ruiz, Jr., Carlos Ruiz, Emilio Gonzalez, Jr.,
Viviana Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, Lorena Gonzales, Jesus Gonzales,
Lizabeth Sanchez, Oscar Sanchez, Genesis Ruiz,
Hugo Ruiz, Joanna Ruiz & Guillermo Ruiz
Great Grandchildren:
Cash Ruiz, Kyrie Ruiz , Christian Ruiz,
Allison Juarez, Reece B., Ricardo Gonzalez & Victoria Ruiz

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


04/23/2012

Funeral services for Audrey I. Crawford, 88, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Crawford passed away April 23, 2012, in Tyler, TX.

Born March 14, 1924, in Ulan, OK, Audrey Imodine Crawford was the daughter of the late Claude and Belle (Brown) Harrelson. She and Roy Samuel Crawford were married April 6, 1940, in Indianola, OK. Mrs. Crawford was a loving homemaker caring for her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her great and great great grandchildren brought much joy to her life. She was also a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Surivors include her husband Roy Crawford, Sr. of Timpson; son Roy Crawford, Jr. of Whitney, TX; daughters Betty Eldredge and husband Bro. Sammy Eldredge of Timpson and Audrey Louise Koiner and husband Richard of Clarksville, TX; 7 grandchildren: Lisa Thompson, Stephanie Harris, Jeffrey Crawford, Cindy Rhodes, Sandy Jones, Mike Koiner, and Nancy Lawson; 11 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Audrey Crawford was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Lorine Williamson and Tempest Edwards.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


John Wesley Holt Sr., age 64, passed away early Monday, April 23, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Center after a short battle with cancer. He was born June 8, 1947, in Center to Buren Wesley Holt and Idell Ross Holt and was a lifelong resident of Center. In August of 1968, he married the love of his life, Cathy Scott Holt and the two have been together ever since. He was a licensed barber since 1969 and owned and operated Holt’s Barber Shop on Hurst Street in Center. Prior to that, he worked at Hallmark Center Fixture Operations (previously Center Plywood) for over twenty years and cut hair part time. He was a member of Center Church of the Nazarene.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Higginbotham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Parker, Alpha Fields, Keith Byndom, Michael Parrish, K.L. (Kasey) Metcalf, Franky Adams and Tommy Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Darnese Parrish, Tom Stack and Charles Paul Hughes.

He is survived by
Wife of 43 years: Cathy Scott Holt of Center

Two Sons:
John Wesley Holt Jr., and wife, Kristi of Center
Michael Sean Holt of Center

Two Grandchildren:
James Wesley Holt of Center
Kamryn Lynn Holt of Center

Four Sisters-in-law:
Grace Wilburn of Center
Murlene McMahon of Center
Edith Hughes of Center
Theo Holt of Dora, Missouri

Brother-in-law:
Bobby Scott and wife, Barbara of Joaquin

Numerous other relatives, friends and long time customers

He was preceded in death by:
His mother and father: Buren & Idell Holt
Brother: Jack Holt
Sister: Rosene Holt Palmer

Memorial donations may be sent to:
HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast Texas
437 W. Panola
Carthage, Texas 75633.

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


Bro. Gene Kirkley, 85, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.  He was born December 25, 1926 in Shelby County to A. Rex Kirkley and Anna Hearne Kirkley.  He graduated from LSU with a degree in Forestry and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.  Bro. Kirkley was an ordained Baptist minister, a retired rural mail carrier, and a newspaper columnist and radio host for “East Texas Outdoors.”  Bro. Kirkley served in leadership of many civic organizations in Center & Shelby County.  He was a avid hunter, fisherman, rancher and cowboy.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith, Rev. Michael Hale and Dan Kirkley officiating.  Interment will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Rex Kirkley, Rick Kirkley, Tom Watkins, Clint Porterfield, Steve Engle and Tem Morrison.  Honorary pallbearers will be George Bowers, Charles Bryant and Dr. Joe B. Hooker.

He is survived by
Wife of 65 years: Joyce Kirkley of Center

Son: Richard Kirkley and wife, Louanne of Center

Daughter: Jena “Candy” Engle and husband, Steve of Jefferson

Grandchildren:
Rex Kirkley of Center
Rick Kirkley of Center
Renee Swain of Colorado
Shelby Stennett of Colorado

Great Grandchildren:
Rex Austen Kirkley
Shyanne Swain
Kala Kirkley
Faith & Grace Kirkley

Sister: Mrs. Velma Bell of Lubbock

Nephews:
Rex Luis Hyer of Ft. Worth
Freddie Jane Goff of Dallas
Marge Choate of Center
Anne Utley of Dallas
Dan Kirkley of Belton
Steven Bell of Dallas

Preceded in death by:
Daughter: Colleen Kirkley
Parents: A. Rex Kirkley & Anna Hearne Kirkley
One Sister: Vivian Hyer
Brother: Dr. A. Rex Kirkley

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity or organization of your choice.

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


Mr. Johnny Lee Greer, 62, of Timpson died, Friday April 22, 2012. Funeral services will be at Antioch Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 2:00pm. Rev. Harold Patton will be officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

Survivors by wife, Doris Greer

Sons:
Antonio Greer (DeShall) of Ft. Worth, Texas
Avery Chambers of Houston, Texas

Daughters:
Johnetta Chambers of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Quincy Greer of San Antonio, Texas
Angela Fuller (Rodney) of Houston, Texas

Brother: Willie Glyn Greer (Beulah) of Houston, Texas

Sisters:
Carol Sue Greer of Houston, Texas
Peggy Greer of Nacogdoches, Texas

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 6-8pm at Hicks Chapel.


04/20/2012

O.J. Magness, 91, of the West Hamilton Community, passed away, Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012 at West Hamilton with Rev. Ashley Cook officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 28, 1921 in Shelby County to John A. Magness and Bertha (Elliott) Magness. He served in US Navy during WWII.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, John A. & Bertha (Elliott) Magness, Sister, Lucille Magness Bell, Brother, Maurice Magness, Sister, Arvinuia Fowler and Niece, Vicky Magness Samuel.

He is survived by:
Nephews:
Gary Fowler of Huntsville
Larry Fowler of Dodge
John Magness of Montgomery
Danny Bell of Midland/ Odessa
Randy Bell of Midland/ Odessa

A Host of Great Nieces & Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Gary Fowler, Larry Fowler, Daniel Kerwin,
John Magness, Justin Fowler & Jordan Fowler

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


Mildred Green, 86, a resident of Morgan City went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, April 20, 2012.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Sunday, April 22, 2012 until 8:00 p.m.

Mildred was born in Dallas, Texas in 1926 and remained in Texas until moving to Louisiana in 1994. Mildred was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. In her younger days she loved working in her yard, antique shopping, and cooking. All that knew Mildred will miss her storytelling of her four children, of whom she was so very proud. Mildred will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children and by all the people whose lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis Ray “Pete” Wilburn; her parents, Willie and May Sample, and her son-in-law, David Stock.

Mildred is survived by:

2 Sons:
Gaylon Wilburn of Ferris, Texas
Terry Wilburn and his wife, Carita, of Berwick, Louisiana

2 Daughters:
Glenda Stock of Alexandria, Louisiana
Ronda Bonenfant and her husband, Guy, of Patterson, Louisiana

4 Brothers:
Prentice “P.O.” Sample and his wife, Odell, of Dreka, Texas
Doug Sample and his wife, Myrtle, of Pittsburg, Texas
Donald Sample and his wife, Delores, of Quitman, Texas
Ronald Sample and his wife, Debra, of Jasper, Texas

Sister:
Lorelei Sample of Center, Texas

5 Grandchildren:
Deanna Sampey of Gibson, Louisiana, Kevin Wilburn of Ferris, Texas, Brandon Brown and his wife, Patricia, of Berwick, Monica Brown of Morgan City, Samuel Wilburn of Berwick

7 Great Grandchildren:
Trey Allen of Arlington, Texas, Blayne Brown of Berwick, Cade Brown of Berwick, Gabrielle Brown of Berwick, Connor Ho of Morgan City, Ava Ho of Morgan City, and Bella Ho of Morgan City.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of Mildred Wilburn Green to: Bethel Pentecostal Fellowship, New Children’s Home1, 101 Tiffany Drive, Patterson, Louisiana 70392

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


Audie L. Cravey, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born June 21, 1919 in West Hamilton to Nathan Alexander Cravey and Alice Jean Blum Cravey. Mr. Cravey served as a Corporal in the United States Army during WWII and was a member of Disabled American Veterans. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Monday, April 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 23, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. A Military Honors Graveside service will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be Steve Barr, Charles Barr, Johnny Barr, Charles Cook, Tommy Moody, Don Moody, Henry Hudspeth, Matt Haddox and Loy Sonmor. Honorary pallbearer will be Donny Moody.

He is survived by:

Son: Billy Gene Cravey and wife, Gwen of Center

Daughter: Lynda White and husband, John of Center

Grandson: Nathan Boyd Cravey and wife, Allison of Ft. Worth

Granddaughter: Johanna Vickers and husband, Vance of Corrigan

Great Grandchildren: Kate Bella Cravey, Logan, Laney and Lawson Vickers.

Brother: Alexander Cravey of San Diego

Sister: Lawanda Bell of Rancho Cucamonga, California

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Nathan Alexander Cravey & Alice Jean Blum Cravey
Wife: Sybil Cravey
A number of brothers and sisters

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


Jack Alton Sherman, 73, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Tyler. He was born January 15, 1939 in Centerville to Joe Sherman and Dorothy Oliver Sherman. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 20, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Windham, Brandon Sowell, Earl Windham, Richard Windham, Bobby Raymond Jackson and James Sherman Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Al Johnson, Doug Windham, Kingston Hurst Jackson and Trenten Kelly Sowell.

He is survived by
Wife of 49 years: Patricia Sherman of Center

Daughters:
Briget Sherman of Center
Giget Sowell and husband, Brandon of Center

Grandchildren:
Kingston Jack Hurst
Trenten Kelly Sowell
Breanna Maylynn Sowell

Sisters:
Linda Jackson of Athens
Joann Liverman of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Richard Windham and wife, Lynn of Center
Doug Windham and wife, Shelia of Center
Lonnie Windham and wife, Jan of Lufkin
Earl Windham and wife, Bonnie of Center
Gearld Windham and wife, Erma of El Paso
Robert Windham and wife, Connie of Abilene
Jimmy Socia and wife, Faye of Nacogdoches
Kay Johnson and husband, Al of Carthage
Ruth Sanford of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Toni Lynn Johnson
James Sherman Jackson
Bobby Raymond Jackson Jr.
Donald L. Liverman, Jr.
Linda Ann Warren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joe Sherman and Dorothy Oliver Sherman

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


04/16/2012

Ellen Jeanene Vines Maxwell, age 71, of Spring, Texas, passed away on April 3, 2012 in Spring.

Memorial services for her were held on April 6, 2012 at Spring Baptist Church, her church home for a number of years. The service was officiated by Rev. Lucian Stohler.

Ellen was born on August 28, 1940, in Sexton, Texas to Kit Vines and Lola Williamson Vines. Her childhood years were spent in Center, Texas. While here, she was a member of First Baptist Church, attended Center schools, and was a CHS graduate from the Class of 1958.

Survivors of Ellen are her husband of 45 years, Wayne Maxwell of Spring, her sons, John Alan Maxwell and James Byron Maxwell and his wife, Michelle. Grandchildren are Lindsey Kay Maxwell, Bryce Alan Maxwell, Heath David Maxwell, and Colin Douglas Maxwell. Other survivors are a sister, Shirley Askew of Center; a nephew, Robert McDonald of Center; a niece, Donna Strickland of Palestine; and other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were under direction of Addison Funeral Home of Spring, Texas.


Louise Lorene Holcomb, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012 in Center. She was born August 16, 1934 in Kilgore to James A Bradberry and Grace Whitlow Bradberry. Mrs. Holcomb attended Short United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Ray Smith, Tommy Jefferson, John Monk, Vernon Bailey, Trevor Bailey and James Shillings. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Earl Bailey and Bill Washington.

She is survived by
Stepson: Mike Holcomb and wife, Norma of Tyler

Step Daughter-in-law: Regina Holcomb

Step Grandchildren:
Whitney Bauman and husband, Seth
Kristen Holdeman and husband, Jonas
Ashton Tremell and husband, Waylon
Chad Holcomb

Aunts:
Myrline Bradshaw and husband, Jimmy of Center
Opal Hughes of Center

Niece: Ellen Kurio of Houston

Cousin: Opal Bingham of Diane

8 Step Great Grandchildren

God Son: Angelo Molina

God Grandchildren:
Vanessa, Ashley & Andrew Molina

Very Special Friends: James & Veronica Shillings

Preceded in death by
Parents: James A. Bradberry and Grace Whitlow Bradberry
Husband: Roy Lee Turner
Husband: Charles W. Holcomb
Son: James Lee Turner
Daughter: Debra Louise Turner

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


04/15/2012

Hugh L. “Sonny” Swanzy, 79, of the Appleby Community, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 10, 1932 in Pineland to William Roger Swanzy and Mary Addie Garrett Swanzy. Mr. Swanzy served in the U. S. Air Force where he was stationed in Japan and worked as an airplane mechanic. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Shannon Arrington and Bro. Bob Harbuck officiating. Interment will follow at the Truitt Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers for Mr. Swanzy will be his grandsons, Lee Allen, Justin Allen, William Brandenburg, Brett Swanzy, Krystopher Davenport and Jessy Davenport.

He is survived by
Wife, Doris Swanzy of Appleby

Sons;
Hugh Swanzy, Jr. and wife Karla of Nacogdoches
Bubba Swanzy and wife Jennifer of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren;
Wendy Brandenburg and husband William
Crystal Johnson
Brooke Ward and husband Chad
Krystopher Davenport and wife Nicole
Jessy Davenport and wife Samantha
Brett Swanzy and wife Sarah
Lee Allen and wife Kendra
Justin Allen and wife Amber

Great Granchildren;
Tanner, Joshua, Christian, Will, Carter, Elizabeth, Chason, Maddie, Lexi, Jayden, Jhayce, Kenleigh, Hayden, Kynleigh, Tyler, Karly, Rebekah and Gracie.

Nieces;
Laurie Conder and husband Mike of Colorado
Theresa Morales of Mesa, Arizona
Karen Peel of Savannah, Georgia

Nephew, Martin Lubojacky of Denver, Colorado

Preceded in death by;
Parents, William Roger and Mary Addie Garrett Swanzy
Sister, Christine Lubojacky
Brother, William Garrett Swanzy

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


04/14/2012

Mary Lee Witcher, 98, of Timpson, TX, passed away April 13, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX. She was born September 24, 1913, in Timpson, TX, to the late E.W. Witcher and Eula (Rhodes) Witcher. Miss Witcher was a Graduate of Timpson High School. She retired as a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

Survivors include nephews:
Billy Witcher of Port Arthur, TX
James Howard Foster and wife Cherry of Corpus
Christi, TX; and N.L. Witcher and wife Betty of Nacogdoches, TX.

Funeral services for Mary Lee Witcher will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Orval Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, TX. Visitation will be held at Taylor Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until service time on Sunday.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


04/13/2012

Pablo Cruz, age 48, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in Center, Texas.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center, TX under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Cruz was born March 22, 1964 in Posarica, Vera Cruz, Mexico to parents, Galdino Cruz & Lucrecia Tellez.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Lucrecia Tellez.

He is survived by:
Father, Galdino Cruz of Mexico
Wife, Rosa Aurora Gomez of Mexico
Daughter, Yamili Joselin Cruz Gomez of Mexico
Son, Pablo Alberto Cruz Gomez of Mexico
Daughter, Karla Itzel Gomez of Mexico
Daughter, Ginny Cruz Gomez of Center
Son, Darling Wilbeth Cruz Gomez of Center
Son, Josmar Cruz Jaramillo of Center
Son, Brian Cruz Jaramillo of Center

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


04/12/2012

Funeral service for Gilbert Gates, Jr., 71 of DeRidder, LA, will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012, at 2 PM., Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in DeRidder, LA., with Rev. Stacy Bradford and Rev. Hilton Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in DeRidder, LA, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Mr. Gates passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012, at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, TX.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M., and Friday, April 13, 2012, from 9 A.M. until time of the service at Labby Memorial Funeral Home.

He was born in Abilene, TX, and was retired from the U. S. Army with 20 years of service and a Viet Nam veteran. He also retired from the U. S. Civil Service after 21 years of service. Mr. Gates is survived by his wife, Alice Crutchfield Gates of DeRidder, LA; 4 sons, Ricky Lee Poteet and wife Lisa of DeRidder, LA, Gilbert Gates, III and wife Susanne of South Carolina, Gerald Poteet and wife Kathy of DeRidder, LA and Gregory Poteet and wife Stacey of DeRidder, LA; 2 daughters, Deborah Daw and husband Bobby of Center, TX and Angela Johansen and J.R. Herbert of DeRidder, LA; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Gates, Sr. and Rosalie Woodard Gates and sister, Erma J. Blanchard.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210-4486, or call 713-792-3450 or 1-800-525-5841.

Services are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.


04/11/2012

Jo Ann Tippett, age 81, of Nacogdoches passed away Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, at an area hospital.

Mrs. Tippett was born Aug. 24, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan.

Jo Ann was a member of First Christian Church. She graduated from Texas Woman's University in Denton and had lived in Nacogdoches since 1985. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, reading and travel. She enjoyed participating in several social and church related groups.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Tippett, on Easter Sunday in 1995.

Survivors: a son, Tim Tippett; and a daughter, Diana Davis.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, with Rev. Terry Hodges officiating. Interment will follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Cemetery in Timpson, Texas (Shelby County).

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


04/10/2012

Jackie Michael Hughes, 69, of Joaquin, passed away March 30, 2012 in Val Verde County. He was born January 12, 1943 in Center to Jeffrey Milton Hughes and Lillie Mae Peace Hughes. He was a member of Deer Park Masonic Lodge #1362. Mr. Hughes was a machinist at Baker/Hughes Tool, where he retired after many years of service. He founded INSTREK, a company that developed and designed many medical instruments that are still being used today, as well as many products for the hunting industry. Mr. Hughes loved the outdoors and made a number of hunting trips to Africa, Alaska, and many other places in the United States. He enjoyed spending time fishing and hunting with his grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. A Masonic graveside service will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Deer Park Masonic Lodge #1362 and Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.

Pallbearers will be Deer Park Masonic Lodge #1362 and Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.

He is survived by wife: Glenda Hughes of Joaquin

Daughters:
Keli LeJuene and husband, Steven of Joaquin
Teri Poole and husband, Tim of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Brenna Bowen, Nathan Bowen, Jace LeJeune, Ariel LeJeune, Steven LeJeune Jr., Lakein LeJeune, Tori LeJeune, Ryan Hughes, Heather Smith, James Poole, and Alexander Poole.

Great Grandchildren: Cheyenne Smith, Ashton Hughes

Sister: Brenda Graham of Huxley

Mother-in-law: Thelma Brown of Galena Park

Brother-in-law: Dr. Michael Brown of Houston

Sister-in-law: Jeanne Jeffcoat of Galena Park

A number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Jeffrey Milton Hughes and Lillie Mae Peace Hughes
Brother-in-law: Kenneth Graham

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


04/09/2012

Freddy W. Barnett, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born January 29, 1946 in DeBerry, Texas to John Calvin Barnett and Winnie Theo Barnett. Mr. Barnett served in the United States Army.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Adams Cemetery in Logan. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Adams Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Plunkett, Kenneth Nix, Durwood Russell, Louis DuPree and Rick Beasley. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Davis and Doyle Carroll.

He is survived by:

Special Friend: Molly Abbitt

Brothers and Sisters:
Johnny Barnett
Frances Tinkle
Carolyn Fults
Lois Reid

Son: Billy Don Barnett

Granddaughter: Kayla Barnett

Special Niece: Hillary Syring

Adopted Daughters:
Sheri Lewis
Kim Kendrick

Preceded in death by:
Parents: John Calvin Barnett and Winnie Theo Barnett

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


Peggy Whitton, 56, of Joaquin, passed away April 8, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born August 21, 1955 in Nacogdoches to J.P. Dawson and Mable Stanley Dawson. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be James Leggett, Billy Moore, David Leggett, Justin Griffin, Wesley Griffin, Tyler Griffin and Kenneth Redmon. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Tindol, Austin Griffin and Kevin Whitton.

She is survived by hHusband: David Whitton of Joaquin

Daughters:
Rhonda Villarreal and husband, Luis of Deberry
Kimberly Griffin and husband, Billy Ray of San Augustine
Angela Whitton and husband, Goldman of Joaquin
Crystal Berg and husband, Lydell of Joaquin

Son: Michael Whitton of Joaquin

15 Grandchildren

3 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Deborah Leggett and husband, John Hugh of Joaquin
Jean Moore and husband, Frankie of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, J.P. Dawson & Mable Stanley Dawson

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


Edward “Eddie” Spurlock, 48, of Carthage, passed away April 8, 2012 in Shelbyville. He was born February 7, 1964 in Carthage to J.D. Spurlock and Sue Gibbs Spurlock.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Willow Grove Cemetery in Shelby County with Pastor Guidry officiating.

Pallbearers will be Garry Burt, Tony Ard, Kenneth Hayes, Dameon Hooper, Keith Shield and Jack Wright.

He is survived by wife: Coreen Spurlock of Shelbyville

Children:
Kodie Redler of Huntsville
Starlla Spurlock of Lufkin
Ty Spurlock of Shelbyville
Colton Spurlock of Shelbyville

Grandchildren: Darion, Kylah and Madilynn

Sister: Sudi Jordan of Texas

Brothers:
Jerry Spurlock of Tennessee
David Spurlock of Houston
Kenny Spurlock of Texas

Special Family:
Kenneth Hayes of Carthage
Rose Adams of Carthage
Tony and Tonja Ard of Shelbyville

A host of other friends and relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents: J.D. Spurlock and Sue Gibbs Spurlock

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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


04/05/2012

Sue (Ramsey) Hooper, 92, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Garden Park Nursing Home in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012 at First Baptist Church Haslam with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 16, 1919 in Logansport, LA to John Norman and Ida (Laird) Ramsey. She graduated from Logansport High School. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Joaquin and a member of the Joaquin Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her, Parents, John and Ida Ramsey, Husband, Arnold Hooper,
Brothers & Sisters, Edythe Cardin, Ruth Loper Diamont, Oneida (Chink) Gordon, Leora (Ball) Meador, Rhoda L. David, Billy Jordan & John Ramsey.

She is survived by:

2 Sons:
Jim Hooper & wife, June of Logansport
Joe Hooper of Joaquin

Grandsons:
Wade Hooper of Logansport
Jody & Whitney Hooper of Joaquin
Josh & Lara Hooper of Arp

Great Grandchildren:
Justin Hooper of Joaquin
Cole Hooper of Shreveport, LA
Abi Hooper of Joaquin
Jacob Hooper of Arp
Lily Hooper of Arp

Sister:
Norma Faye Ramsey of Mesquite

2 Brothers-in-law:
Edward Bud Hooper of Plantersville
Aaron Bud Hooper of Plantersville

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

In Lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made to Joaquin Christian Services c/o Texas State Bank, Joaquin, Texas

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


04/05/2012

W.J. Chevalier, 60, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Joaquin.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R.B. Elumbaugh and Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 30, 1951 in Logansport, LA to William Jessie Chevalier, Sr. and Lillie Mae (McDaniel) Chevalier. He was a member of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Father, William Jessie Chevalier, Sr.

He is survived by wife, Annette Chevalier of Joaquin

Daughter, Mandy Scott & husband, Bryan of Joaquin

2 Grandchildren:
Brylea & Braylon Scott of Joaquin

Mother, Lillie Mae Spruiell of Joaquin

Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law:
Wayne Barber & wife, Ann of Jasper
E.J. Barber & wife, Brenda of Logansport, LA
Gary Barber & wife, Elisa of Jackson, GA
Dobber & Frank Davis of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins& Friends

Pallbearers: Wayne Barber, Gary Barber, Brandon Davis, Cade Green, Michael Bates, Mike “Hoopy” Kilpatrick,
Chance David & Joe Taylor.

Honorary Pallbearers: E.J. Barber, Wayne Fletcher, Webb Bates, Ronnie B. Stone, Wallace Stephens & Frank Davis

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


Silas Walter (S. W.) Carter, age 86, of Shelbyville, Texas went home to be with the Lord on April 5, 2012 following a battle with cancer.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Watson and Son’s Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Burial will follow at Carrolltown Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Rob Merriman and Rev. Gordon Vaughn.

Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 2012 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Watson and Son’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers are John Butts, Buddy Hodge, J. P. Dobbs, George Warren, Larry Warren, and Mac Warren. Honorary Pallbearers are James Powell and the Board of Directors of Deep East Texas Electric Coop: Paul Alexander, John Childs, Ronnie Greer, Mike Lee, George Martin, Jimmie Poplin, Tommy Smith, William A. Speights, and Joe B. Wooten.

S. W. was born on July 10, 1925 at Camp Brittain, Texas that was a part of Pickering Lumber Company. His parents were Smith L. and Della Ballard Carter. He graduated valedictorian from Shelbyville High School, and he attended the University of Houston and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business from the University of Texas. He attended Stephen F. Austin where he received his Master’s Degree in Education.

During World War II, S. W. served in the Merchant Marines. After the war, he served as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army and was a part of the Allied Occupation Forces in Japan.

S. W. is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Dorthy L. Roberts Carter, his daughters: Alisa Carter Hibbs, and husband Mike, and Serica Carter Wilkins, and husband Ronnie. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Dan’l Lewis, Chris Wilkins, and wife Holly, Michael Lewis and Julie Wilkins. S. W. was uncle to Missy Martin, and husband Tommy, Keith Tamplin, Mark Campbell, Gay Carter, Kit Carter, Mac Carter, and wife Mavis, and Bob Carter. S. W. is survived by one brother-in-law, Carl T. Campbell. S. W. was preceded in death by his parents, Smith L. and Della Ballard Carter, his sisters, Lamerle Carter, Louise Carter Tamplin, and Joyce Carter Campbell, his brother, Dugie Carter and his brother-in-law, Henry Tamplin.

S. W. loved Shelbyville and Shelby County and was very proud of the place he chose to call home. He was an active member of the Shelbyville First Baptist Church and was a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville for over 60 years. S.W.’s teaching career began in Brooklyn, Texas and he also taught in Tenaha, Texas. When he had an opportunity to come back to teach in his beloved Shelbyville, he took it. He taught high school history and was the high school principal for a short time before becoming the school’s superintendent. He retired from education in 1980 after serving 23 years as the superintendent at Shelbyville and 28 years as an educator. Mr. Carter was also a cattle farmer, timber grower and owned his own real estate business.

S. W. was serving on the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District Board and the Shelby County Farm Bureau Board of Directors at the time of his death. He was instrumental in establishing the Shelbyville Water System and served on the board. He helped form the Shelbyville Fire Department and was one of the founding members of the Shelby County Historical Society. He served on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank in Center and on the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He served on many other boards over the years including the Shelby County Tax Appraisal District Board, the Shelby County Hospital Board, and the Memorial Hospital Board.

In 1961, S. W. became a member of the Board of Directors for Deep East Electric Coop. He served as Secretary beginning in 1969, Vice President in 1989, and President in 1993. He stepped down as President in 2010. At the time of his death, he had served for over 50 years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Electric Cooperatives of TEX-LA, ETEC and NTEC. He served as President of TEX-LA for over 11 years.

Please direct memorials to: Shelbyville First Baptist Church or the Carrolltown Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Louise Meyers, 70, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born February 16, 1942 in Shelby County to Julius Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham.

Visitation will be held from 10:00am to 1:30pm, Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, April 7, 2012 at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Angela Waller officiating.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Killey, Dustin Williams, Jeremy Whittington, B.J. Williams, Gene Richards, Bryan Sigler and Brandon Windham (deceased). Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Richards, Johnny Ray Richards and Cordel Richards.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Anita Killey and husband, Robert of Center
Tammy Davis and husband, Ronnie of Center
Lucinda Richards and husband, Wayne of Center

Sons:
Edward Williams of Center
Franklin Williams and wife, Lynn of Center
Randolph Williams of Center

14 Grandchildren

8 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Jerelyn Richards of Center
Donna Whittington of Center
Charlotte Hughes of Center
Deloris Windham of Nacogdoches

Brother: Rodger Windham of Center

Best Friend: Maureen Windham of Center

Special Uncle: Preston Windham of Center

Special Niece: Lisa Kettler of Shelbyville

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Julius Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham
Brother: Randy Windham
Grandson: Brandon Windham

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


04/03/2012

Patricia Babek Brown, 65, of Waco, passed away April 4, 2012, resting comfortably at her residence. Graveside service will be Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11:00am at Ramah Cemetery with Bro. Russ Atwood officiating. Patricia was a caring, compassionate, hard-working woman who enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling.

She was born December 22, 1946, in Shelby County, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Babek, and her husband, Gerald Brown. She is survived by her two sons, Stephen Brown and wife, Sherry, of San Antonio, and Spencer Brown and wife, Rebecca, of Dallas; two grandchildren, David and Sarah; two great grandchildren, Jayden and Payton; her mother, Berta Babek; and her sister, Terri Woodruff, and brother-in-law, Rick.

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


Shirley Horton, 75, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born July 25, 1936 in Harding County, New Mexico to Albert Johnston and Mina Woods Johnston. Mrs. Horton was a member of Folsom Chapel Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, April 6, 2012 at Roy Cemetery in Roy, New Mexico with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Paul Horton and wife, Tara of Center
David Horton and wife, Venita of Tenaha
Bro. Chuck Horton and wife, Joyce of Center

Grandchildren:
T.J. Horton and wife, Amber of Garrison
Josh Horton and wife, Kristy of Center
Bradley Horton and wife, Jessica of Center
Megan Horton of Center
Dalton Horton of Center
Justin Horton of Center
Cameron Horton of Center
Crystal Zienco and husband, Travis of Chireno
Candy Hendricks and husband, Patrick of Tenaha
Josh Blue and wife, Maranda of Silsbee
Bryan Blue of San Augustine

12 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Albert Johnston and Mina Woods Johnston
Husband: Frank Horton
Son: Lynn Horton

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


Donald Ray Milam, 68, of Van Alstne, Texas, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at his residdence. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel in Van Alstyne, Texas. Family night visitation will be Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00P.M. at the funeral home.

Don is survived by his wife Shelia Milam of Van Alstyne, daughters; Holly Anne Newton of Argyle Tx., Allison Leigh McChristial of Counce, Tn., Angela Kay Thomas of Georgetown Tx.; son Don-Eric Milam of Crossroads, Tx.; eight grandchildren; dad Lonnie Chance; brothers; Gary Chance and Wendell Chance

Visitation:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Scoggins Funeral Home 637 West Van Alstyne Parkway Van Alstyne Texas 75495 (map/driving directions)

Service:
2:00 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel (map/driving directions)


04/02/2012
Virginia Bell Boyd Rogers, 98, of Tyler, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Tyler.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Center with the Very Reverend Stephen Secaur officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rogers was born July 20, 1913, in Gradyville, Georgia, to Horace Huntington Boyd and Kathleen Virginia Shrivers Boyd. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Wenatchee, Washington where she grew up. She attended Washington State University before moving to San Francisco, California, where she met her husband, James Graves Rogers, Jr., DDS, who was from Center, Texas. They married in San Diego, California on August 1, 1942. After the end of World War II, Dr. Rogers continued his military service in the U.S. Navy and Virginia was an active and patriotic Navy wife. After Dr. Rogers’ retirement from the Navy, they lived in Shreveport, LA for many years and then in Center, TX. Virginia was a member of many organizations over the years including Delta Delta Delta Sorority, the Charles G. Davenport Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Shreveport Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution for which she served as Regent.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Horace Huntington Boyd and Kathleen Virginia Shrivers Boyd, Husband, James Graves Rogers, Jr., Brother, Horace Huntington Boyd, Jr., and Sister, Kathleen Tayloe Boyd Broussal.

She is survived by:

4 Children:
Catherine Carlton Rogers Simmons & husband, Roy Simmons, Jr. of Tyler
James Graves Rogers, III & wife, Joann McFaull Rogers of New Orleans, LA
Nancy Boyd Rogers Crawford & husband, Phillip Crawford of Eugene, OR
Elizabeth Tayloe Rogers Holloway & husband, Ted Holloway of Natchitoches, LA

Grandchildren:
Amy Rebecca Bickers, Timothy Rogers Bickers, David Rogers Grimes, Richard Carlton Grimes, James Graves Rogers IV, Anne Carlton Rogers Barrett, and Adele Tayloe Rogers Miller

6 Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-law:
Mary Lou Boyd of Leavenworth, WA

Brother-in-law:
Roger Broussal of San Mateo, CA
Numerous Nieces & Nephew

Pallbearers:
James Rogers, David Grimes, Richard Grimes, Timothy Bickers and Jacob Mercer

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


Cozette Myrl Stephano, 97, of Timpson, TX, passed away April 1, 2012, in Garrison, TX. She was born March 11, 1915, in Clayton, TX, to Blanche E. (Heath) and Henry T. Bailey. Cozette was a graduate of Timpson High School. She was a housewife and devoted wife of 55 years. She loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Good Hope Baptist Church as long as she was able to attend.

Cozette Stephano was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Stephano; brother, LaClair Bailey; sister-in-law, Evelyn Bailey; and sister Lillian Bock and her husband Frank Bock. She is survived by many nephews and nieces.

Graveside service for Cozette Stephano will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Blair Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Elmer Mathews officiating. Visitation will be at Taylor Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until service time on Wednesday.

The family extends its appreciation and thanks to the entire staff and employees of Garrison Nursing Home for the wonderful care and love given to Cozette for the past 14 years.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Phyllis Melinda Berkhert Jakab, 75, of Tenaha, passed away, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

She was born February 11, 1937 in Tulsa, OK to John and Edna Berkhert. She attended First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

She is preceded in by her Parents, John and Edna Berkhert and Sisters, Peggy Heart and Margie Conrad.

She is survived by hHusband: William David Jakab of Tenaha

Son: David William Jakab of Kentucky

Daughter: Anna Lee Clinton of Florence, SC

2 Grandchildren: Cameron & Joshua Clinton of Florence, SC

2 Sisters: Laura Bell & Pearl of Okmulgee, OK

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

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