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02/26/2010

Scott Owens, 48, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010. He was born December 19, 1961 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Richard Owens and Lucille Lawson Owens. Scott had been a coach and teacher at Joaquin ISD since 2003. He had also previously coached and taught at Rockdale, Garrison and Grapeland. Scott was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Joaquin ISD Gymnasium with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Price Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Baker, Stevie Smith, Mark Lawrence, Ryan Harper, James “Bump” Phelps, Jason Gray. Jay Bennett and Jimmy Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Baker, Trevor Baker, Kolt Adkison and Klay Adkison.

Scott is survived by:

Father, Richard “Red” Owens of Joaquin

Brothers:
Mark Owens of Joaquin
Ricky Owens & wife Renee of Tenaha

Nieces:
Christine Owens, Amber Owens, Buffey Vestal and Jamie Walker

Nephew, Gabe Owens

Great Niece, Addison Coleman

Great Nephew, Jon Lawson Coleman

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Lucille Lawson Owens

Memorials can be made to the Joaquin Girls' Basketball Scholarship Fund in Scott's name.


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

Laura Burton, 84, of Center formerly of Clinton, IL passed away Thursday February 25, 2010 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, February 27, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 24, 1925 in Clinton, IL to Clyde Walter and Ura Eva (Duff) Leevey. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton, IL.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Clyde Walter and Ura Eva (Duff) Leevey; Husband, Joy Owen Burton; Granddaughter, Jade Lynn Mlynarek; Brothers and Sisters, Charles Walter Leevey, Mary Helen Harvey, John Bennett Leevey, Paul Thomas Leevey, Robert Dean Leevey,
Evelyn Moore, Norma June Vinson, Catherine Louise Burton and Barbara Jean Welch.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Carolyn Bounds & husband, Buster of Center
Linda Avrett & husband, Robert of Cordele, GA
2 Granddaughters:
Alison Scull & husband, Terry of Center
Laura Leske & husband, Mike of Whitefish Bay, WI
4 Great Granddaughters:
Caroline, Sarah, & Laura Anne Scull
Katherine Elizabeth Leske
4 Brothers and Sisters:
Mrs. Annabelle Marks of Lincoln, IL
Mrs. Clara Taylor of Clinton, IL
Mr. James R. Leevey of Tyler
Mr. Kenneth W. Leevey of Decatur, IL


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

Roger Dale Whitton, 57, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 at his home. He was born September 27, 1952 in Shelby County to T. J. Whitton and Lexa Willoughby Whitton. Mr. Whitton attended Willow Grove Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Melba Rodgers and Willie Holley officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Holley, Wayne Stokes, Carlos Cuellar, John Stiles, Tommy McMahon and John Gray.

He is survived by:

Wife, Zaundra K. Whitton of Joaquin

Daughter, Pamela Whitton of Joaquin

Sons:
Kevin Whitton & wife Tammy of Center
Gary Whitton & wife Brittany of Joaquin
Kenneth Redmon & wife Michele of Center
Kenneth Whitton & wife Lauren of Conroe

Grandchildren:
Destiny Whitton, Shone Whitton, Brant Redmon, Brianna REdmon, Camryn Runnels, Kolton Whitton, Landen Whitton

Mother, Lexa Whitton of Timpson

Brothers:
David Whitton & wife Peggy of Joaquin
Cecil Whitton & wife Kay of Timpson

Sisters:
Annette Bradshaw & husband Dale of Timpson
Joyce Wolfe & husband Ronnie of Timpson
Frances Miller & husband Rick of Palestine

Special Cousin, Wayne Willoughby

Also a host of other friends and relatives.

Preceded in death by:
Father, T. J. Whitton
Brother, John Whitton
Sister-in-Laws, Edith Whitton

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

02/25/2010

Ola Faye Lynch Daw , 83, passed away on February 24, 2010. She was born on September 14, 1926 in Shelby County, Texas. She was a devoted volunteer at the Pine Grove Nursing Home in her home town for many years and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Ms. Daw worked for Russell Stover Candies and Gordon Jewelers in Houston.

She is preceded in death by her parents Elmus and Stella Lynch; her husband Chester Ray Daw, sister Laura, and brothers Rufus, S.J., Robert, and George.

She is survived by son Bobby Daw and wife Debbie of Tenaha, daughter Donna Morris and husband Henry of Houston, grandchildren Jordan, Kirsten, Marla, Angie, and Devin, great grandchildren Madison, James, Cheyenne, Channa, Chalee, Chelsey, Pablo, Kirkland, Madison, Reagan, and Olivia, step-grandchildren Darlene Clark and husband Todd, step-great grandchildren Taylor, Trace and Tucker along with many other nieces and nephews.

Faye will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 26 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 AM at Watson & Sons Chapel, 1554 State Hwy 7 East, Center.

Pallbearers will be Phill Lynch, Chuck Raymond, Dale Fleming, Jerry Lynch, Rusty Hall and Danny Scarbrough.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Wimberly and Travis Long.

Donations may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, 5345 FM 3172, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 in the name of Faye Daw.

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

02/24/2010

Thelma Matthews, 99, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at a Center nursing home. She was born February 15, 1911 to Floyd P. Swanzy and Willie Alford Swanzy. Ms. Matthews taught school in Shelbyville for many many years, and started the first band at Shelbyville ISD. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she played piano and organ at for over 70 years.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Carla Reed officiating.

She is survived by:

Son, Dan Matthews & wife Kathleen of Center

Grandchildren:
Linda Phillips of Port Neches
Glenn Matthews & wife Becky of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Michelle Phillips of Nederland
Luke Matthews of Center
Daniel Matthews of Center

Great Grandchildren, Eli Matthews of Center

Sister, Bennie Mae Vittetoe of Dallas

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Wayland Matthews
Six Brothers & Sisters

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

Mary Louise McCollum, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Rosary & Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2010 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Jose Luis Vidante officiating. Graveside Service & Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 24, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 13, 1924 to Sterling and Mary (Ryan) McCollum in Kansas City, Kansas. She dedicated her life to teaching, traveling, taking care of her sister Lois McCollum and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a dedicated teacher for many years in the states as well as Holland. While living in Holland she acquired many dear friendships and enjoyed traveling Europe with Lois. She also taught in Henderson, TX for several years where her science programs excelled. She was successful in creating a science kit that replicates a model of an atom and had many accolades. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death her Parents, Sterling and Mary (Ryan) McCollum, 2 Brothers, Sterling McCollum, Jr. and Dale McCollum, and 3 Sisters, Shirley Smith, Lois McCollum, and Pat Snider.

She survived by:
Numerous Nieces and Nephews throughout
the Country
Including her Nieces here in Shelby County:
Beth Stroope of Shelbyville
Cassie Jernigan of Huxley
Cindy Bridwell of Center
Melissa Jernigan of Shelbyville

Honorary Pallbearers:
Ray Stroope, John Jernigan, Jeff Bridwell and James Jernigan

In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Therese Catholic Church or Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center.

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

Funeral Services for Justin L. Slaughter will be held on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1 PM at First Baptist Church, Center, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to Shelby Savings Bank in Center, Texas to the Justin L. Slaughter Scholarship Memorial Fund.

Selina Guadalupe Smith Jaimes, 7, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born November 7, 2002 in Nacogdoches to Adan Jaimes and Mercedes Garcia. She was a member of the Prinzepe de Paz church.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. At 5 p.m. , Friday, February 26, 2010, there will be a special service officiated by Pastor Silvestre Chavez, in memory of Selina at Watson and Sons Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2010 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:

Mother & Step Father, Mercedes and Jimmy Lee Smith of Center

Father, Adan Jaimes of Center

Brothers:
Jose Angel Vazquez of Laredo
Jimmy Garcia Smith, Jr. of Center

Sister, Yolanda Jaimes of Joaquin

Grandmother, Guadalupe Jaramillo of Mexico

Grandmother, Julia Martinez Garcia of Mexico

Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Grandfather, Juan Garcia
Grandfather, Andez Jaimes
Sister, Brandy Jaimes

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

02/23/10

Ruth Davis Featherston, 84, went to heaven early Sunday morning, February 21, 2010.

Funeral: Come celebrate her life at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole, followed by a graveside service at Laurel Land Cemetery. Visitation and viewing 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ruth Davis Featherston was born June 29, 1925 in Stephenville to Joseph and Verly Davis. She married Aleck Booker Featherston Sr. on April 3, 1947 to whom she was happily married for 51 years.

Ruth worked for many years as a Registered Pediatric Nurse in Fort Worth. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cross-stitching and watching birds at their farm in Joaquin, Texas. Throughout her life, Ruth filled many roles with joy and compassion as a daughter, sister, friend, caretaker, aunt and wife, but her most important role was that of mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Bill Davis, and cousin, Bill Featherston.

Survivors: Son, Aleck B. Featherston Jr., grandson, Elijah and wife Sarah Featherston; granddaughter, Alissa and husband Adam Bell; step grandchildren, Atalie and husband Adolfo Rivera, Katy and husband Sean Dyer, Nicole Ramputi, and Taylor Ramputi; great-grandchildren, Lodidyn Featherston, Madyson Rupprecht, Isaiah and Eva Rivera; cousin, Geraldine Cobzy; nieces, Nancy Green and Susan Franklin.

2/22/2010

Charles “Charlie” Holcomb, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at a Tyler hospital. He was born February 16, 1933 in Center to Ernest Holcomb and Ercel Bradshaw Holcomb. Mr. Holcomb was a member of Short United Methodist.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Wife, Louise Holcomb of Center

Son, Mike Holcomb & wife Norma of Tyler

Daughter, Gaynell Evans & husband Burl of Nacogdoches
Son, Billy Richards of Conroe
Daughter-in-law, Regina Holcomb

Grandchildren:
Chad Holcomb of Tyler
Whitney Holcomb of Tyler
Christen Haldeman & husband Jonas of Bronsboro
Ashton Trammell & husband Waylon of Brownsboro
Kelly Hicks & husband Waylon of Conroe
Toby Brittain & wife Sarenda of Nacogdoches
Kevin Brittain of Nacogdoches

Ten Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest Holcomb & Ercel Bradshaw Holcomb
Wife, Georgia Holcomb
Son, Charles Randall Holcomb


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

Henry McFadden, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born August 18, 1927 in Deadwood to Doss McFadden and Maude Rae McFadden. Mr. McFadden served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Patricia Woodfin of Joaquin
Jackie McFadden Cheatwood & husband Roy of Joaquin

Son, Neal McFadden & wife Vickie of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Robert A. “Robbie” Woodfin of Joaquin
Roy Gene Cheatwood, Jr. of Joaquin
David Cheatwood of Joaquin
Dawson Neal McFadden of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Harley Smith Eaves, Allen Michael Woodfin, Tanner McDonald, Maddisyn Cheatwood and Ryleigh Cheatwood.

Great Great Grandson, Trenton Cole Eaves

Brother, James McFadden of Nacogdoches

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Wife, Mary Lavon McFadden
Sisters, Myrtle Sartor & Pauline James
Brother, Delmer McFadden
Granddaughter, Melissa Ann Cheatwood
Son-in-Law, Robert O. Woodfin
Granddaughter-in-Law, Tammy Williford Woodfin

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

Mr. Jesse Weldon Soape, 81, of Center formerly of Carthage, Texas died February 21, 2010 in Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Linebarger and Rev. Dale Reed officiating with interment at Antioch Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mr. Jesse Weldon Soape was born January 16, 1929 in Carthage, Texas. He was the youngest of seven children born to the marriage of Jesse James and Emma Lou Thompson Soape. Weldon was a graduate of Carthage High School with the class of 1946. He was a retired steel worker with Armco Steel. Mr. Soape was active politically with the AFL-CIO as a union organizer, Steelworkers Local as an official, arbitrator and negotiator, Chairman of the East Harris County Democrats for many years and served as Panola County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 from 1978 – 1982. Weldon was active in the Panola County Historical Society for many years. Daddy loved all of his family and never met a stranger. Because of the depth of his love for his entire family, there were times he felt he had to put off plans with his children to go to the aide of his siblings, nieces and nephews. Daddy instilled the same love, respect, and integrity for humanity in his girls that he himself possessed. He taught his girls that one was only as good as their name, to say what they mean and do what they say, to stand for what they believed and not to waiver, and that it was ok to agree to disagree. He fought for the good of the common man believing that it would benefit his kids an
d grandkids in the future. The one for all; all for one philosophy. He is preceded in death by his life-long love and mother of his children; Patsy, beloved daughter; Dawn, brothers; Herman, William “Bill”, Allen Perry “Perk”, Janes Calvin “J.C.”, sisters; Lucille Blair and Ada Jane “Kit” Hicks, twin great granddaughters; Hope and Faith; special nephew; Billy Wayne Blair.

Survivors Include:
Daughters: Lynda Lewis of Channelview
Angie Hulsey of Carthage
Christy Curry and Husband Ronnie of Carthage
Brother-in-law: Raymond Earl Massey and wife Kimberly of Pearland
Grandchildren: Cheyenne Lampley and Husband Larry of Tenaha
Tisha Galloway, James W. Schuchardt, Robert C. Schuchardt, Joshua Hulsey, Travis Curry and wife Belinda, all of Carthage, Michael P. Murphy and wife Melissa of Shepherds
Sixteen Great Grandchildren
Very Special Thanks- Karen Clifton & Hollie Adams along with past and present staff at Green Acres of Center; Dr. Jane Todd; special friend/Ombudsman, Jana Tieffenworth of Henderson.

Pallbearers: Lawrence Schubert, Garrett Soape, Grant Soape, Paul Ritter, Frank Willis, Dan Collins
Honorary Pallbearers: Raymond Earl Massey, Jonathon Cody Massey and Jimmy Lee Soape

The body will lie in state: 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends: 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
Family request donations be made to: The Panola County Historical & Genealogical Association / Old Jail Museum or the American Cancer Society

2/21/2010

Brandon Travis Windham, 21, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 22, 1988 in Center to Edward Williams and Donna Windham.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, February 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
MaKenna Leeann Windham of Center
Timberly Faith Windham of Center

Father, Edward Williams of Center

Mother, Donna Whittington of Center

Brother, Jeremy Whittington and wife Dena of Center

Sister, Christy Rodriguez and husband Jessie of Center

Nieces;
Emily Rodriguez of Center
Kimberly Rodriguez of Center

Grandmother, Louise Meyers of Center

Special Friend, Kara Brooke Spann of Center

Special Aunt, Anita Kelly

Special Cousins;
Joshua Kelly
Dustin Williams

Special Close Friends;
Cory Young of Center
Bryan Sigler of Center

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandmother, Corine Windham
Cousin, Jody Nichols

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

2/20/2010

Denny L. Adams passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

Military Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of VFW Post #8904 with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23, 2010 to 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was the son of the late Robert Braxton (Bob) and Vannie Mae Samford Adams and brother of the late Oswald Vernon (Bill) Adams. He was born September 24, 1922, in Center, Texas where he lived a full and joyful life.

Denny graduated from Center High School in 1940. Like many brave Americans, he answered his nations call, enlisting and serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1948 where he was a AD 1st Class. Upon returning from military service, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1953 and a Master of Education degree in 1954. During his 35 years of service as a math teacher and principal in Center ISD, Denny inspired many of his students to pursue careers in math and education. He was an active member of the Center VFW Post 8904, the Center Rotary Club and the Shelby County Democratic Party. Denny was an avid RC model airplane enthusiast, and loved to work on his property and fix just about everything on it. He is known for his tireless generosity and kindness to his many friends and family. He was a member of First Christian Church.

Denny is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Lou Watlington Adams, his daughter, Lisa and her husband, Larry Myers, and his son Randall Adams and his wife, Arcie.
Denny is adored by his grandchildren, Wesley and his wife, Kathy Myers, Matt and his wife, Kristina Myers, Kathryn Adams and Josh Adams; and his great grandchildren, Madeline, Tanner, Taylor, Skyler, Aiden, and Dylan Myers.

Pallbearers will be Kathryn Adams, Matt Myers, Wesley Myers, Joshua Adams, Blake Adams, Jasen Watlington and Chris Watlington.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Louise Dalby, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010 at her residence. She was born January 30, 1922 in Joaquin to Wesley Bolton and Nancy Jordan Bolton. Mrs. Dalby was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Rob Merriman officiating.

Honorary pallbears will be George Matthews, Larry Warren, Jimmy Mathews, Johnny Mathews and Duane Lout.

She is survived by:
Husband, Bruce Dalby of Center
Daughters: Vicky Warren and husband George of Shelbyville and Brenda Carroll and husband Gary of Center.
Granddaughter, Jennifer Gregston of Livingston
Grandson, Danny Carroll of Thibodaux, Louisiana

And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Great Grandson, Beau Carroll
Nine Brothers and Sisters

The family would like to extend a special loving thanks to Mrs. Dalby's caregivers; Charlotte, Cindy and Marsha.

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

02/19/2010

Kenneth Ray Swint, 77, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2010 at his home. He was born February 11, 1933 in Texarkana, Arkansas to Llewlyn Swint and Zella Lee Hutchison Swint. Mr. Swint was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. He served in the Army and was a member of the VFW.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Russ Atwood and Bro. Raymond Guthrie officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Steve Ware, Bo Morris, Sid Leathers, John Harrington, Randy Watley, Cole Fleming, Troy Parrish and Robert Agnew. Honorary pallbearers will be Ferrell Williams, Coach Jackson, John Gibbs, James McNatt, Jerry Boone and Joe Lynn Williams.

He is survived by:

Wife, June Swint of Tenaha

Daughter, Lisa Milam of Tenaha

Son, Sam Swint & wife Shelly of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Deanne Evans & husband Ricky, Diane Swint, Brandy Eubanks & husband Jonathon, Kenny Joe Milam, Chris Pilgreen & wife Tara, Christy Berry & husband Lekebera, Billy Bob Kirby and Elizabeth Swint

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Mavis Ware & husband Leo of Dallas
Retha Ann Hammonds & husband Eddie of Tyler

Brother, Joe Swint & wife Laverne of Sunnyville

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Llewlyn & Zella Lee Swint
Son, Danny Ray Swint
Daughter-in-Law, Georgia Swint
Granddaughter, Shelly Cox
Son-in-Law, Joe Milam
Brother, Virgil Swint
Sister-in-Law, Kathryn Swint
Sister, Avinell Brown
Brother-in-Law, A.G. Brown
Father-in-Law, Bryan Leathers
Mother-in-Law, Lois Leathers

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

Freda Bowlin, 93, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2010. Funeral services for Freda (Roberts) Bowlin, 93, of Center, TX, formerly of the Buena Vista Community, Shelby County, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 21, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Justin Coburn, Bro. Henry Hughes, and Tim Birdwell officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Bowlin passed away February 18, 2010, in Center, TX.

Born April 24, 1916, in Tenaha, TX, Freda M. Bowlin was the daughter of the late Jim and Myrtle (Bowlin) Roberts. She was a loving homemaker who was also employed at various other jobs. She was married to Ben “Jodie” Bowlin who preceded her in death on March 08, 1989.

Survivors include her son Barkley Bowlin and wife Rose of Tenaha, TX; daughters Gloria Fiedler and husband Joe of Timpson and Kathy Birdwell and husband Jimmy of Lufkin; sisters Helen Corbitt of Refugio, TX, and Eva Paramore of Conroe, TX; 6 grandchildren: Michael Ray Bowlin and wife Mona, Dawn Ritter and husband Emmit, Tim Birdwell and wife Jaya, Shelly Carroll and husband Chris, Ben Fiedler and wife Robin, and Lesa Henning; 9 great grandchilden: Amber Barbee, Brooke Morrow and husband Dennis, Jameson Ritter and wife Brin, Carson Carroll, Neela Birdwell, Claire Fiedler, Candace Fiedler, Logan Henning, and Jarod Henning; 3 great great grandchildren: Devon and Caleb Morrow and Brylee Barbee

Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, February 20, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

02/18/2010

Harold Beckett, 83, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born September 23, 1926 in Nashua, Missouri to John Beckett and Fay Cruise Beckett. Mr. Beckett served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the VFW in Liberty, Missouri, the Do-Si-Do Square Dancers and the Dutch Oven Cookers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Shelby County. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Danny Russo officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Flora Beckett of Huxley

Son, Alan Elledge of Huxley

Granddaughter, Stacy Pope of Ft. Smith Arkansas

Grandson, Derrick Elledge of Rockwall

Three great grandchildren

Also a host of friends.

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

Evie Miller, 89, of the East Hamilton Community, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 19, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 18, 1920 in Shelby County to Grover C. and Roxie L. (Cox) Risinger. She was a member of the Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Grover and Roxie Risinger, Husband, Belton Miller, Brother, Nath C. Risinger, Infant Brotherm Earl Risinger and Sister-in-law, Winnie Risinger.

She is survived:
Son:
Doyle Miller & Fiancé, Annie Peevy of East Hamilton
Brother & Sister-in-law:
Travis & Clara Risinger of East Hamilton
Nephews:
James Ray Risinger & wife, Mary Kay of East Hamilton
Paul Risinger & wife, Sandy of Shelbyville
J.B. Wilburn & wife, Yvonne of Mauriceville
Nieces:
Sarah Cruse & husband, Dan
Theresa Couvillion & husband, Mark of Houston
Louise Greer of Shelbyville
Pallbearers:
Dudley Cox, Tommy Cox, James Cox,
James Ray Risinger, Robert Risinger and Paul Risinger

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

Clifford Netherly, 70 of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in Houston, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11am at East Liberty Baptist Church. Burial to follow at East Liberty Cemetery. The Wake will be held 7pm to 8pm on Friday, February 19, 2010 at Hicks Mortuary.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.

02/17/2010

Sammy Cook, 63, of Center, passed away Wednesday February 17, 2010 at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday February 21, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kerry Green and Bro. Frankens officiating.

He was born November 8, 1946 to George Euwell and Clara Belle (Davis) Cook. He was a member and a deacon at Dreka Pentecostal Church.

He is preceded in death by his Father, George Euwell Cook and Mother and Step-Father, Clara Belle and Jewel Askew and grandparents and 2 Brothers, Junior Askew and Kenneth Askew.

He is survived by:
Lifelong Friend as a Brother:
Jimmy Jacobs of Center
2 Sisters:
Stella Baker & husband, Barry of Tenaha
Brenda Lucas & husband, Kerry of Center
Step-Son:
Charles Hightower & wife, Molly of Waco
Nieces and Nephews:
Samuel Jonathan Swann
William “Max” Swann
Steely Lucas
Chad Sherrod
Shellie Henry
Ashley Brooks
Jonathan Brooks
Clara Askew
Kevin Askew
Step- Granddaughter:
Cheyenne Hightower
Special Friend:
Cindi Byrd
Great Nieces and Nephews:
Drew Henry, Macee Henry, Dawson Williams, Riley Sherrod, Kace Sherrod,
Lexie Jo Sherrod, Kaleb Swann and Brooklynn Swann

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

Funeral services for Osborn "O.J." Watson, 91, of Huntington will be held Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway funeral Home Chapel in Huntington with Reverend Kevin Otto and Reverend Martin Doran officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Mr. Watson was born September 26, 1918 in Tenaha, Texas to the late Lizzie Mae (Patterson) and Jasper Ward Watson, and died Monday, February 15, 2010 in a local nursing home.

A former resident of Pasadena, Mr. Watson had resided in Huntington for 25 years. He attended Texas A&M University for two years, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mr. Watson served during the World War II and was stationed in Archer Field, Brisbane, Australia, where he met his wife of 67 years, then in Lae, New Guinea. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for Braniff Airlines at Love Field in Dallas and Bayport Aviation in La Porte, which he eventually became the owner of. Mr. Watson retired to Huntington to be near Lake Sam Rayburn. He was a member of the Huntington United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Watson of Huntington; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Janie Watson of Fort Worth and Doyle and Rhonda Watson of Kingwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Otto of Manvel, Ruth Anne and Walter Shugart of Waxahachie and Tracey and Ronnie Martens of Deer Park; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;brother, Clifton Wayne "Jake" Watson of Tenaha; sisters and brothers-in-law Claudie Rae and Billy Wayne Hairgrove of Tyler and Bobbie Ruth and Dean Veatch of Shreveport, Louisiana; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his infant son, David Osburn Watson; son-in-law, Gary Todd Otto; daughter-in-law, Jeri Watson; great-grandaughter, Kelsey Emblem; brothers, Dewey Watson, Winton Watson, and Billy Joe Watson; sister, Burnett Boyer.

Pallbearers will be Derek Martens, Steven Shugart, Charles Shugart, Jason Watson, Ryan Watson, Adam Watson, Casey Otto, and Jeffry Otto.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Texas Chapter, P.O. Box 630636, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home in Huntington.

02/16/2010

Callye Vaughn Lynch, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Holiday Nursing Home. She was born June 8, 1916 in Shelby County to George William Vaughn and Mary Ann Buckley Vaughn. Ms. Lynch was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn & Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Lynch, Jeremy Lynch, Ryan Lynch, Truman Wimberly, Bobby Daw and Jack A. Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Hebert Elliott, A.C. “Jake” Jacobs, Weldon Tamplin, John Garner and Lynn Raymond.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Ottis Lynch & wife Kathy of Pearland
Jerry Lynch & wife Donna of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Doris Lynch Broussard & husband Darrell of Houston
Carolyn Lynch Nunez of Houston

Grandchildren:
Richard Lynch & wife Claire
Stephanie Broussard
Jeremy Lynch
Ryan Lynch

Great Grandchildren:
Jacob Lynch
Emilie Lynch

Sister, Alma Wimberly of Shreveport

Sister-in-Law, Faye Daw of Shelbyville

Special Friend, Willie B. Elliott of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by:
Husband, S.J. Lynch
Daughter, Diann Lynch

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

 

02/15/2010

James Douglas Smith, 52 of Center, passed away February 12, 2010 in Center, Texas. James Douglas Smith was born June 7, 1957 in Shreveport, LA to Melvin and Janie Lou (Morrell) Smith.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:00pm in the Chapel at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA with Reverend Jackie Meeks officiating. Interment to follow at Longstreet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 15, 2010 from 5pm until 9pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Smith. Left to cherish his memory are his son - Ricky Smith, son - David Smith, daughter - Angela Jordan, son - William Smith, mother - Janie Ward, brother - Charles Smith, sisters - Mary Smith, Melba Rasmussen and Elizabeth Smith, brother - Robert Smith and eight grandchildren. Close family members are pallbearers.

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

Robert Earl “Pete” Oates, 86, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Melba Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 16, 2010 starting at 10:00 a.m. until service time.

He was born July 13, 1923 to Robert Henry and Beulah (Broadway) Oates. He was a member of Willow Grove Church in Joaquin.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Robert and Beulah Oates, Wife, Francis Christian Oates, 5 Brothers, Cisero, John, Getha, Stuart, and Steve Oates, and 4 Sisters, Janie Agnew, Julia Johnson, Ethel Jowell & Beulah Watson.

He is survived:
3 Sisters:
Iva Hurst of Tyler
Betty Williams of Longview
Bobbie Coffman & husband, Robert of New Caney
Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

Pallbearers:
John Elms, Gene Hutto, Steve Garrett,
Steve Watson, Bob Williams and Kelly Coffman

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

Marcell Hagler, 87, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. She was born October 21, 1922 in Shelby County to Elmer Jones and Winnie Lowe Jones. Mrs. Hagler was a member of Viking Drive Church of Christ in Bossier City.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Himmel officiating.

Pallbearers will be Colton Hagler, Travis Hagler, Randy Hagler, Gary Hagler, Kevin Hagler and Rick Hagler.

She is survived by:

Husband, Hurst Hagler of Stonewall, Louisiana

Sons:
Gary Hagler & wife Holly of Keithville, Louisiana
Rick Hagler & wife Julie of Karnack
Kevin Hagler & wife Cindy of Elysian Fields

Six Grandchildren

Three Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Elmer Jones and Winnie Lowe Jones
Sons, Eugene Edward Hagler
Brother, Arlon Jones

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

02/12/2010

Janice Raye Hairgrove, 57, of Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010 at her home. She was born January 13, 1952 in Center to Billy Wayne "B.W." Hairgrove and Claudia Raye Watson Hairgrove. Janice was a graduate of SFA, with multiple degrees in computer science and health and physical science. At the time of her illness, she was employed by the US Department of Agriculture as a network engineer in national telecommunication services.

Visitation will be held from 12 pm to 1 pm, Monday, February 15, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Monday, February 15, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Russell Atwood officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Ben Hairgrove, Mark Hairgrove, Stan Watson, John Watson, Tom Hairgrove, Joe Parker and Jackie Mayfield.

She is survived by:
Parents, Billy Wayne "B.W." and Claudia Ray Watson

Brothers:
Wayne Hairgrove and wife Lou Ann of Gordon
Larry Hairgrove and wife, Geraldine of Fulshear

Nieces and Nephews:
Katie Peterson and husband Jeff of Magnolia
Ben Hairgrove and wife Dana of Arlington
Laura Hairgrove of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mark Hairgrove of San Jose, California

Great Niece and Nephew:
Logan Peterson of Magnolia
Anna Peterson of Magnolia

Dear Friend, Sarah Hall of Ft. Collins, Colorado

Memorial donations can be made to the Scholarship Fund at SFA, Women's Athletic Department, PO Box 6096-SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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

02/11/2010

Clara L. Griffin, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1917 in Center. Ms. Griffin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 12, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Robert Griffin, David Griffin, Jason Griffin, Rusty Griffin, Ray Griffin, and Hardy Meredith.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Richard Griffin & wife Mary Ann of Center
Bobby Griffin & wife Sandy of Lufkin
Jerry Griffin & wife Phyllis of Joaquin
Dannie Griffin of Houston

Grandchildren:
Robert Griffin & wife Melody
David Griffin
Jeri Danese Meredith & husband Hardy
Ray Griffin & wife Keri
Jana Poole & husband David
Jennifer Griffin
Jason Griffin & wife Holly
Rusty Griffin

Eight Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Dick Griffin

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

Daniel Wayne Oliver, 75, of Timpson, TX, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 13, 2010, at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Leighton Lloyd officiating.

Born November 05, 1934, in Tenaha, TX, Daniel Wayne Oliver was the son of the late John Wesley and Elva (Forsyth) Oliver. He graduated from Tenaha High School in 1952 and was a molder for Midcontinent Steel for 20 years and retired from Southwest Canners in Nacogdoches, TX. He and Margaret Witherspoon were married on June 26, 1966, and she survives him.

Also surviving are daughter Andrea Oliver of Timpson; son Mark Oliver and wife Randee of Mt. Enterprise; son Justin Oliver and wife Rebecca of Timpson; grandchildren: Rebekah Kimzey, Kirsten Kimzey, Aislynn Kimzey, Devin Kimzey, Paul Oliver, Ryan Oliver, Alyssa Oliver, and Gretta Oliver; brother John Oliver and wife Jeanette of Tenaha; sisters Nelda Shillings Brown and husband Eugene of Center, Doris Grace and husband Robert of Onalaska, Ruth Gandy of Conroe, and Winniebeth Oliver of San Augustine; mother-in-law Mary Neill of Timpson; and sister-in-law Elizabeth Goff of Longview.

Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, February 12, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.

02/10/2010

Leland Max Menefee, 66, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at a Dallas hospital. He was born May 9, 1943 in Nacogdoches to Max Menefee & Charlcye Parker Menefee. Mr. Menefee was a former bank director at Gladewater National Bank. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pittsburg.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 12, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg with Rev. Steve Packer officiating. Interment will follow at Gladewater Memorial Park in Gladewater.

Pallbearers will be Edd Long, Christopher Long, Dallas Long, Jason King, Jimmy Woods and Shane Pennington. Honorary pallbearers will be Bo Pilgrim, Larry Lyons, Mickey Browning, Bob Browning, Bernard Metcalf and Joe Fitts.

He is survived by:

Wife, Peggy Dees Menefee of Mt. Pleasant

Daughters:
Kris Rash & husband Rev. Lamar of Center
Kelly Foehner & husband Rick of Shelbyville

Son, Chad Menefee & wife Claudia of Mt. Pleasant

Mother, Charlcye Menefee of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Daniel Lamar Rash
Katie Rash
Alayna Rash
Krystina Foehner Lout & husband Juston of Center
Blaine Foehner
Cade Foehner
Nashae Menefee Toumey

Brothers:
Joe Menefee & wife Donna of Mt. Pleasant
Mitch Menefee & wife Shannon of Tenaha

Sister, Melissa Covington & husband James Paul of Nacogdoches

Six Nephews, Six Nieces

Also a number of cousins and friends

Preceded in death by:
Father, Max Menefee

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

Clara Ruth Nixon, age 69 of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on February 8, 2010. She is preceded in death by her mother, Oma Seber; and brothers, J.E. Seber and Albert Lee Seber; and is survived by her father, Archie C. Seber; sons, Michael and Raymond Nixon; daughter, Annette Bigger; brother, Archie C. Seber Jr. and wife Caroline; sister, Lucille Lewis and husband E.R. Lewis Jr.; and 5 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 5 to 8pm at Canon Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery.

Video Tribute & Guest Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com

02/09/2010

Samantha Jo Frazier, 19, of Center, TX, passed away February 07, 2010, in Center, TX. Funeral services for Ms. Frazier will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 11, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. John Richerson and Bro. Travis Lunsford officiating. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, TX.

Born August 13, 1990, in Henderson, TX, Samantha was the daughter of Ben and Tammy (Beard) Frazier.

Preceded in death by brother Dustin Hollnagel.

Survivors include her son Kayden Carl Haessly; Justin Haessly, fiance and father of Kayden; parents Ben and Tammy Frazier of Timpson; brothers Chris Hollnagel and wife Holly of Douglass and Thomas Frazier of Douglass; sisters Kelly Frazier of Douglass and Kelsey Frazier of Timpson; grandparents: Sherry Castleberry and husband Lee of Timpson, Carl Lavon and Jean Beard of Houston; great grandmother Pauline Sunday of Carlisle, TX; nieces Chrissy and Hannah Hollnagel and BryLee and Bree Anna Green; nephews Ricky Carrol, Noah Hollnagel, Keith Frazier, C.J. Hollnagel, Colten Frazier, Collan Frazier, and Guy Franzier; special friend Angela Haessy and her children Tre Burns, and Jayden and Jordan Burse.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 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.

Fred McLeod, 78, of Center, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas.

Services will 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Barksdale Air force Honor Guard Team. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 2, 1931 to Lindsey and Verna (Baldree) McLeod. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1950. He is retired from the US Air force as a Senior Master Sgt. He owned and operated Big M Trading Post and he served on the Shelbyville School Board for many years and he loved to Bird Hunt.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Lindsey and Verna McLeod and Wife, Reba McLeod.

He is survived by:
Special Friend:
Bettie Rozell of Tyler
Brother:
Glenn McLeod & wife, Betty of Longview
Sisters:
Dorothy Hull of Carthage
Ruth Spradley of Kilgore
Niece “Child”-
Jean Stevens & husband, Bob of Nacogdoches
Great Niece and Nephew “Grandchildren”:
Bryan Byrd & Shelly Watson of Nacogdoches
Special Great Great Niece:
Sydney
Special Nephew:
Randy Hughes & Son, Aaron of Center
Nieces and Nephews:
Ronnie Hughes of California
Gary Hughes
Mitch McLeod & Daughters, Maggie & Molly of Beaumont
Mike McLeod & wife, Kim & Children, Shon & Katy of Hallsville
Judy Brown of Spring
Joe Hull of Carthage
Kay Thompson of Carthage
Buddy Spradley of Houston
Robbie Spradley of Victoria
Numerous Other Family Members and Friends

Pallbearers:
Mike McLeod, Randy Hughes, Gary Hughes,
Bryan Byrd, Bobbie Collins and Tommy Collins

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

Perry Allen “Papa” Cassell, 59, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010 at a Shreveport hospital. He was born August 20, 1950 in Center to Leon Cassell and Bernice Hitt Cassell. Mr. Cassell was a member of the King's Temple United Pentecostal Church in Shreveport.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hudspeth and Bro. John Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Harbison, Mike Cassell, Clifton Porter, Gene Marshall, David Lout, Chad Adams, Solomon Cassell, Sammy O’Rear and Gabriel Cassell.

He is survived by:

Wife, Penny Porter Cassell of Keithville

Son, James Cassell & wife Bridget of Keithville

Daughter, Melanie Holloway & husband Keith of Keithville

Grandchildren:
Noah Cassell Holloway, Jacob Cassell and Melina Holloway

Brother, David Cassell & wife Beth of Center

Sister-in-Law, Mary Beth Cassell of Center

Also numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Leon & Bernice Hitt Cassell
Brother, Walter Cassell
Brother-in-Law, Larry Porter

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

Archie Fedrick Spurlock, 83, of Westminster, CA, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital. He was born October 20, 1926 at home near Paxton, Texas to John Thomas Spurlock and Myrtle Robertson Spurlock. He was raised in Shelby County, TX. He served in the US Navy February, 1945 to July, 1969) for 24 years and was on active duty during WWII, Korea, and the Viet Nam conflicts.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Advantage Memorial Home at 627 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 for his family and friends in California. Final interment and a graveside service will be held at Ramah Cemetery in Shelby County, TX on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm.

He is survived by:

His wife of 44 years,
Alyce Jean (Dittmer) Spurlock of Westminster, CA

His children:
Son, Kevin Spurlock
Daughter, Tamara Aden & husband Todd
Son, Kirk Spurlock & wife, Sonya
Son, Patrick Spurlock & wife, Debbie

His grandchildren
Jason Aden, Lauren Aden, Allison Spurlock, Emily Spurlock, Jarrett Spurlock, Mason Spurlock

His brother, Burk Spurlock & wife, Rachel

Archie was preceded in death:
Siblings: Brother, Doyle Spurlock and Sister, Marilyn Kimbrell

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

02/08/2010

Lla Faye Hawks, 90, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2010 in Spring, Texas.
Her family was by her side as she made her peaceful entry into Heaven.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 8, 2010, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson, with Rev. Scott Jones and Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

She is survived by her son Michael Allen McDonald and wife of Patsy of Spring, Texas; four step-daughters, Amy Burgess and Haskell of Shreveport,LA; Sharon Engelhard and husband Earl of Davidsonville, MD; Charlene Laxton and husband Jim of Lake Jackson, Texas; Susan Lindaood and husband Steve of Clear Lake, Texas; grandchildren, Brent McDonald and wife Paige, Misti Jones, Cheryl Laxton, Lauren Laxton, Darren Lindamood, Shannon Lindamood, Amy Ann Brassieur and husband Ray, Alison Burgess, John Burgess and wife Barbara; great grandchildren, Larndon McDonald, Lane McDonald, Madison Jones, Stephanie Brassieur, and CeCe Burgess; sister, Jennie Sarver of Orange, Texas; brothers, Bob Crump of Timpson, Texas and Bill Crump of Hallsville, Texas.

Faye is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Minnie Crump; husband, Allen Burton McDonald and CharleHawk; son, Patrick McDonald; brother, Bud Crump; sisters, Winnie Mae Perkins, Maudell Brittain and Tenney Green; grandson, Justin Jones.

Faye was born on July 8, 1919 to Joseph and Minnie Crump. She was born at home on the family farm in the small Silas community. Faye worked in the shipyards during WWII and learned to become a welder to earn an income. She married a fellow welder, Allen Burton McDonald, and they had two sons together. There was no better example of a wife and mother Faye. Later in life, she married Charles Hawks. She embraced his children as if they were hers and loved them with a mother's love.

Cooking and sewing were two of her favorite hobbies, and she did them both exceptionally well, and she loved to do them for family and friends alike. Faye was also a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Orange, Texas. The Braille ministry was one of the ministries that she was involved in for many years.

Lla Faye Hawks was a compassionate woman who had a gentle and graceful spirit about her. She leaves a wonderful legacy of family behind her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but Heaven has just received a wonderful new addition.

Donations in honor of Faye Hawks may be made to Lighthouse Hospice. Lighthouse Hospice, 14011 Park Dr., Step. 201 Tomball, Texas 77377.

02/06/2010

Funeral services for Mr. Taylor Ross, age 68, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Central Baptist Church in Carthage with Dr. William Everett and Rev. Stephen Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Fenton Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, TX. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. After a courageous battle with leukemia, Taylor passed away on Friday night, Feb. 5, 2010, at the University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

Taylor Ross was born on Oct. 20, 1941, in Center, TX to Fisher O’Brien and Clyda Mae Taylor Ross. He graduated from Center High School with the class of 1960, and attended Panola College. Taylor served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. He married Janette Twink Sitton on Nov. 28, 1974, in Center. Taylor worked for AT&T as a systems technician for over 40 years, retiring in 2009. He loved music, travel, photography, his church, and his family, especially his grandchildren. In 1984, he moved to Carthage from Longview and was an active and faithful member of Central Baptist Church in Carthage where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Co-Ed Sunday School Class. Taylor was a loving and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Fisher Ross.

Taylor is survived by his wife, Twink Sitton Ross of Carthage; his mother, Ned Ross of Jacksonville; one daughter, Susannah Caroline Ross Romero and husband Joseph Waymon of Carthage; two grandchildren, Joseph Taylor Romero and Madison Caroline Romero both of Carthage; one brother, James Thomas Ross of Dallas; one sister, Cynthia Ross Vermie and husband John of Dallas; four nieces; and one great-niece. Numerous other relatives and many friends also survive Taylor.

Serving as pallbearers are Wade Arnold Fox, Vance E. Hancock, Jerry Tilton Hanszen, Dr. J. David Holcomb, C.G. Javellana, Robert Dawson Sitton, and John Randall Taylor.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are Jason Ashford Holcomb, Trace David Holcomb, Keri Lane McKinney, Joseph Taylor Romero, Joseph Waymon Romero, Madison Caroline Romero, James Thomas Ross, Kelly Taylor Simmons, Joseph Henry Sitton, John Brandon Taylor, John Justin Taylor, and the Deacons of Central Baptist Church.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Missions, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.

02/05/2010

Patricia Cantrell, 67, of Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, February 05, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

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

She was born March 7, 1942 to Charles Leonard and Wanda Louise (Walker) Hackler. She was a Prison Guard for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Wanda Hackler.

She is survived by:
Son:
Derrick Cantrell & wife, Cyndie of Nacogdoches
Son:
Robert Babic & wife, Dee Dee of Temple
Daughter:
Lisa Fisher & husband, Lee of Temple
5 Grandchildren:

Kourtney & Jamyz Cantrell
Ashley, Brandon & Chloe

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

Funeral services for Dora Lynn Boyd, 45, of Mount Enterprise, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Enterprise with Rev Darrel Owens and Jordan Rogers officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Heights Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A.Crim Funeral Home in Henderson.

Miss Boyd died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at ETMC Henderson. She was born Dec. 15, 1964, in Pasadena, Texas and was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a sheriff's assistant secretary with the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department. She was a Sunday School teacher.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Enterprise.

She was preceded in death by: her grandparents, Clayton and Dora Baker and Alvin and Julia Boyd; uncles, Lynn Baker and Charlie Baker.

Survivors include: parents, James "Buzzy" Boyd and wife Mary of Mount Enterprise; brothers, James Alvin Boyd of Danville, KY. and Randy Boyd and wife Amber of Mount Enterprise; sister, Tammy Sallee and husband Bobby of Mount Enterprise; nephews and nieces, Steven Sallee, Channing Rogers, Trevor Sallee, Macie Boyd, Jesse Boyd, Brooklyn Boyd, Cody Boyd and Jacob Boyd; great-nephew, Josiah Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Ricki Keeling, Kyle Keeling, R.D. Whitner, Johnny Penney, Marty Grounds and Johnny Fryman.

If desired, memorials may be made to Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 202 West 1st and Gregg St., Mount Enterprise, TX 75681.

Guadalupe Saenz Rodriguez, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday February 4, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor, Lee Saenz officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, February 7, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 28, 1940 to Eduardo and Guadalupe (Herrera) Saenz. She was a member of Centro De Vida Cristiana.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Eduardo and Guadalupe Saenz, Sister, Delia Saenz Martinez and Sister, Dora Mejorado.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Arnulfo Rodriguez of Joaquin
Brothers:
Edward Saenz & wife, Rosa of Raymondville
Enrique Saenz & wife, Janie of Raymondville
Barney Saenz & wife, Ruby of Tyler
Art Saenz & wife, Diane of Sebastian
Ernesto Saenz & wife, Becky of Raymondville
Sisters:
Janie Saenz of Florida
Mercedes Tristan & husband, Fernando Jr. of Nacogdoches
Local Nephews & Nieces:
Lee Saenz & wife, Tracy of Center
Christina Hudspeth & husband, Yancy of Center
Annette Saenz Montemayor & husband, Aaron of Martinsville
Priscilla Saenz Smith & husband, Mike of Lufkin
Frank Ortega of Florida
Marlinda Saenz Lowes of Colorado

Pallbearers:
Vicente Saenz, Fernando Tristan, Frank Ortega, Ricky Saenz, Jr.,
Austin Saenz and Quincy Hudspeth

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

02/03/2010

Graveside service for Jack A. Clark, 63, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday,
February 06, 2010, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Nacogdoches, TX. Mr. Clark passed away
February 02, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born June 30, 1946, in Shreveport, LA, Jack A. Clark was the son of the late Oris and Lois
(Agnew) Clark. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1964 and attended Panola College
and Stephen F. Austin State University. While attending SFASU, he met and married Betty Clifton
on June 6, 1968. He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters’ Union.

Survivors include his daughter Wendy Cook and husband Neil of Austin, TX; grandson Collin Cook
of Austin; sister Patsy Ruth Clark of Center, TX; aunt Lois Ross of Timpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Clifton Clark, brother Jerry Clark, and sister Gwyneth Clark.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, February 05, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family is being served
by Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975.

Funeral for Lamerle Whitehead, 85, of Timpson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with the Rev. Mike Fodge and the Rev. Leonard Milford officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Mrs. Whitehead died Jan. 30, 2010, in Corbin, Ky. She was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Shelby County. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison

02/01/2010

Noon on Friday, January 30, 2010, James Henry Taylor, passed away from life on Earth at age 102. James Henry Taylor was born September 12, 1907, in Pelican, Louisiana to John Henry and Amanda Martin Taylor. He attended school in Oak Grove, Louisiana and after graduation was an instructor in the Air Force. He was a barber for over 30 years and was interested in all sports. He was an avid fisherman of fish as well as men as a Christian witness serving as a Gideon in jail ministry, church deacon, and men’s Sunday School class teacher for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Clarice Helen Bowden Taylor, in May of 1998, an infant daughter Wanda Faye, and a son Jimmy Demar Taylor.

He is survived by son and wife Calvin and Barbara Taylor of Shelbyville, Texas, granddaughter Carrie Amanda Taylor of Milo, Iowa, and grandson and wife Brian and Angel Taylor and great-granddaughter Avery Grace Taylor of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

For the past three years, James was a resident of Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center, Texas where he has been known by many as he rode around in a red wheel chair. Even before he was a resident; he visited frequently because he said “those old people needed someone to talk to.” He had a great sense of humor and a vitality for life. As a friend at Pine Grove expressed “he will not soon be forgotten.”

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 2, 2010, from 4 to 8pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana. Funeral Services for James Henry Taylor will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 10:00am at the Mt.Olivet Baptist Church in Stanley, Louisiana with Rev. Dennis LaFleur and Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be deacons and members of the Mt. Olivet men’s Sunday School class.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Association, care of Dwena Henry, 644 Hwy 763, Mansfield, Louisiana 71052

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