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01/31/10

M.C. “Joe” Snider, 81, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center with Father Jose Luis officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. A Rosary Service will immediately follow in the Chapel.

He was born August 6, 1928 to M.T. and Ophelia (Vaughn) Snider in Huxley. He served our country as a Sergeant First Class in the army from 1948 to 1959 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked for RCA Corporation along with NASA for many years, traveling and living in various places such as Alaska, Italy, Germany and Virginia. He and his family returned to Texas in 1977 where he worked at Olds Supermart. After “retiring”, he began working at Wal-Mart in Center where he enjoyed seeing and visiting many friends and acquaintances. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Patricia “Pat” Snider, Parents, M.T. and Ophelia Snider, Sister, Bernice Snider, Brother, Eugene Snider and Son-in-law, Richard Freeman of Raleigh, NC.

He is survived by:
Children:
Therese Snider Freeman of Raleigh, NC
Beth Stroope & husband, Ray of Shelbyville
Cassie Jernigan & husband, John of Huxley
Cindy Bridwell & husband, Jeff of Center
Melissa Jernigan & husband, James of Shelbyville
Sisters:
Lousie Mitchell and Novie Williamson of Orange
Sister-in-law:
Mary McCollum of Center
Grandchildren:
Colby Freeman & wife, Amy of Raleigh, NC
Nicole Finley & husband, Scott of Raleigh, NC
Adam, Trey & Jacob Freeman of Raleigh, NC
Callie Jamison & husband, Lance of Shelbyville
Russell Stroope & wife, Chaney of Carthage
Taylor & Morgan Jernigan of Huxley
Michelle & Justin Bridwell of Center
Jessica Hopkins & husband, Tim of Center
Hannah Jernigan and fiancé Cory Collins, and Michael Jernigan of Shelbyville
Great Grandchildren:
Jackson, William & Charlotte Freeman, Blake Finley, Bradley Jamison, Isabell Stroope, Jayda & Riley Hopkins
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
Ray Stroope, John Jernigan, Jeff Bridwell, James Jernigan, Russell Stroope, Michael Jernigan, Justin Bridwell, Tim Hopkins and Lance Jamison
Honorary Pallbearers:
Cory Collins, Colton Bragg and Luc Allen

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

Gertie Amburn Leach, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble and Bro. Marion Huckaby officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 21, 1934 to Rube and Lena (Crawford) Amburn. She worked as a USDA Poultry Inspector for 40 years and she was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Rube and Lena Amburn, Husband, Ferrell Leach, 5 Brothers, Bonell Amburn, Charles Amburn, Kenneth Amburn, Doug Amburn and David Amburn, 4 Brothers-in-law, Dick Leach, Sid Leach, Bear Leach and Shot Leach, and Sister-in-law, Ann Warren.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters:
Rita Tate & husband, Travis of Timpson
Ginger Borders & husband, Brian of Center
Grandchildren:
Amanda Kirby & husband, Kris of Center
Benjamin Odom & wife, Happy of Timpson
Luke Odom of Houston
Bria & Nolan Borders of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Madison Grace Kirby, Slade Kirby
Corben Odom and Hannah Odom
Brothers & Sisters:
Pat Hardy & husband Ray of San Augustine
Dixie Cucco of San Augustine
Tommy Amburn & wife, Shirley of Center
Maxie Chumley & husband, Keith of San Augustine
Billy Amburn & wife, Barbara of Center
Jane Robbins & husband, Kelly of Center
Brother-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Kenneth & Lavelle Watlington of Center
Thelma Leach of San Augustine
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Special Family Member:
Crystal Nash
Pallbearers:
Keith Amburn, Les Amburn, Tommy Lee Amburn, Michael Ferrell Amburn,
Andy Amburn, Jack Amburn, Billy Vonne Waller, Rodney Waller and Sheldon Hardy
Honorary Pallbearers:
Kenneth Leach, Dennis Amburn, Wayne Amburn, Rick Amburn, Jerry Amburn, Robert Amburn, Kelly Amburn, Raymond Amburn, Tim Hardy and Lucas Robbins

In Lieu Family Requests donations be made to Neuville Baptist Church

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

Hugh Smith, 79 of Center, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raymond A. Boulter, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday February 3, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 11, 1930 to Bernice and Inez (Newsom) Smith. He graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, Texas. He was a chemist for Armco in Houston for 30 years. He served in the US Navy for 4 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Centerville.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Bernice and Inez (Newsom) Smith.

He survived by:
Wife:
Jane Smith of Center
Son:
Gerald Smith & wife, Veronica of Katy
Daughter:
Sandy Flinn & husband, Jeff of Houston
2 StepSons:
Allen Hogan & wife Debra of Center
Jeff Hogan & wife Kassie of Centerville
Grandchildren:
Brandon Smith of San Marcus
Breanna Smith of Katy
Jason Machos of Houston
Stefanie Berry of San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Youngblood & husband Phillip of Center
Megan Mince & husband, Brandon of Center
Brittney Hogan of Center
Kelly Weiler & husband Justin of Centerville
Samantha Bailey & husband Brad of Centerville
Great Grandchildren:
Ryleigh Berry, Claire Berry
Ryleigh Youngblood and Whitley Youngblood
Trenton Hogan Weiler
Brother:
John Smith & wife Kim of Marquez
Sister:
Yvonne Raegan & husband, Erwin of Marquez

Pallbearers:
Phillip Youngblood, Brandon Smith, KC Campbell, Brandon Mince, Jason Machos and Charles Hadley

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

Raymond Baylor, 81 of Center formerly of La Grange, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be under the direction of Koenig-Strickland of La Grange, Texas.

Local survivors include:
Wife:
Loretta Baylor of Center

01/30/10

Funeral services for Bobbie Lynn (Neill) Carlton, 57, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM,
Monday, February 1, 2010, at Stockman Community Church, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Cliff
Hughes and Rev. James Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson.
Ms. Carlton passed away January 27, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born January 20, 1953, in Center, TX, Bobbie Lynn Carlton was the daughter of the late James Ray “Goat” Neill and Leoma (Powers) Neill. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and was the
owner of Lil Goat’s One Stop store in the Stockman Community of Shelby County. She was also a
member of ABBA.

Survivors include son Richard Hattaway of Timpson; mother Leoma Neill of Timpson; brother
Jimmy Hopkins and wife Pam of Timpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Bobbie was
preceded in death by her father James Ray “Goat” Neill.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 31, 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 75957.

Joy Hribal, 79, of Center, passed away Friday, January 29, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. L.D. Eddins officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 21, 1930 to James Roscoe and Evie Lee (Dean) McSwain. She worked as real estate broker and worked for American Can Co. in Houston & Kansas City, Missouri and she was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Evie McSwain, Husband, Chester “Chet” Hribal, Daughter, Sherry Luman Schump, Brother, James Lee McSwain, Sister, Marye Helon Danley and Brother-in-law, Eugene Danely.

She is survived by:
2 Sons:
Jamey Dean Hribal & wife, Sonya of Tyler
Chet Hribal, Jr. & wife, Sheri of Center
Step-Daughter:
Kay Wilkinson of Dallas
Grandchildren:
Shana LeeAnn Bay, Cristian Leslie Green
Jamie Leach, Christopher, Dylan & Joy Hribal
Sarah & Darian Hribal
Edward Wilkinson & Beverly Dow
Great Grandchildren:
Braylon Hribal
Numerous other Step Great Grandchildren
Brother:
J.C. McSwain & wife, Venorah of Center
Sister-in-law:
Mildred McSwain of Center

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

01/29/10

Mrs. Jessie Logan, 58, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, January 29, 2010 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harless officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. from 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 2, 1951 to Jacob and Frances (Hurst) Lavigne.

She is preceded in death by her Mother, Frances Lavigne and Son, Damon Tucker.

She is survived by:
Father & Stepmother:
Jake & Sarah Lavigne of the James Community
Husband:
Mike Logan of Joaquin
Daughter:
Kimberly Tucker of Hallettsville
Son:
Dean Tucker of Joaquin
3 Grandchildren:
Jacobs Cruse
Jessica Tucker
Tiara Williams
Sister:
Rose Mary Davis of Center
Brother:
Jay Lavigne of Shreveport
Sister:
Connie Lavigne of the James Community
Brother:
Jason Scott Lavigne of Belguim
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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

Lewis Henry Bussey, Jr, 54 of Timpson, departed this life on January 21, 2010 at the East Texas Medical center in Tyler, Texas. Lewis was born September 15, 1955 in Center, Texas to the parentage of Lewis and Mavet Bussey. He joined the Wallace Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas at an early age. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and was employed in the Paint and Body business for many years.

Services were held Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas with Minister Cassandra Bering officiating, Minister James Mosley as Master of Ceremony, and Rev. Vertis Norman, Pastor. Interment was a Antioch Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He was preceeded in death by his mother and father and childre, Ranada, Lanetria, Alexander, Lakeitha, and Jasmine.

He leaves to mourn;
his children, Lewis Bussey of Oklahoma, Stephan Yarbrough, JaCory Bussey, Carmen Bussey, Antonio Yarbrough, Brittany Bussey, Jacob Bussey, Christopher Bussey, Allen Bussey all of Nacogdoches, Texas, Lashonna Caraway, Derrick Rhodes, Johnathan Bussey, Marquise Bussey, JaKelvin Bussey all of Timpson, Texas and Monica Bell of Garrison, Texas;
one sister, Melba Tomacen of Malakoff, Texas;

one niece, Ticara Buckner of Tyler, Texas;
twenty-six grandchildren;
a special friend, Stephanie Adams;
and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

Mattie Zelma Bearden, daughter of the late Virgil and Ida (Crawford) Ramsey, was born on November 11, 1916 in Panola County, Texas and passed away on January 26, 2010 at her residence in Springfield, Missouri following a short illness. She was 93 years of age.

Zelma grew up in the Timpson, Texas area and attended school in Carlisle, Texas. She was united in marriage to Marvin James Bearden on March 10, 1932 in Bethany, Louisiana. One son was born to this union. They made their home in Texas for many years and moved to the Mtn. Grove, Missouri area late in the year 2000 to be near their son, Ramsey and his family. Mr. Bearden passed away on April 29, 2001.

Zelma moved to Springfield, Missouri following the passing of her son, Ramsey, who passed away on May 1, 2004.

In her spare time, Zelma enjoyed bird watching, painting, doing genealogy, and collecting knick- knacks. She liked all kinds of animals and she also loved to travel. She was a friend to all and enjoyed living life to its fullest.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend and neighbor. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them and visiting with those around her.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending as long as her health permitted.

Besides her parents, husband and son, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Lamar Ramsey and Allen Ramsey; and by a sister-in-law: Lilla Frances Ramsey.

She is survived by two grandchildren: Brad Bearden and his wife, Brittany, of Neosho, Missouri, and Ms. Amy M. Bearden of Springfield, Missouri; two great-grandchildren: Spencer Bearden and Ainsley Bearden; one brother: Clifford A. Ramsey of Abilene, Texas; a sister-in-law: Mabel Ramsey of Tyler, Texas; and other relatives and friends who will miss her very much.

Online Condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com

Funeral services for Mattie Zelma Bearden were held on Friday, January 29, 2:00 PM in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Doug Kraus officiating. Ray Bradley, accompanied by Rhonda Hurtt, sang “In The Garden,” and “Rock Of Ages.” Pallbearers were Terry Ramsey, Steve Ramsey, Jerry Conner, Andy Kjellberg, Brad Bearden and Paul Ramsey. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove, Missouri.

The family requests that donations/contributions be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or Hospice Compassus c/o the funeral home.

Bessie Mae Wiggins, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010 in Victoria. She was born October 16, 1926 in Shelby County to George W. Wilburn and Lena Eddins Wilburn. Ms. Wiggins was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Jody Wiggins, Bennie Cunningham, Darren Wiggins, Clint Wiggins, Paul Wiggins, Jessie Wiggins, and Brandon Cunningham.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Dorthy Mae Cunningham & husband Bill of Victoria

Son, James E. Wiggins & wife Jeannine of Center

Five Grandchildren

Twelve Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Minnie Myers of Tenaha

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George W. Wilburn and Lena Eddins Wilburn
Husband, Everett Wiggins
Daughter, Billie Sue Wiggins
Five Brothers, One Sister

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

David Carl, 65 of Center, passed away on Wednesday January 27, 2010 in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral Services for Mr. David Carl will be Saturday January 30, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Lone Star Baptist Church Center, TX. Mr. Carl was born June 23, 1944 to Mr. Wallace Albert (Deceased) and Mrs. Ethel Carl.

He is Survived by his Mother, Ethel Carl of Center, TX, One Son, Michael Carl of Lenexa, KS, One Daughter Jean Carl of Shawnee, KS, Brothers: Philip Carl (Patty) Lenexa, KS, Daniel Carl (Patsy) of Center, TX. Sister Carla Noble (Larry) of Freeport, TX, Caryn Fenton (Johnny) Freeport, TX, Nancy Harcrow of Center, TX.

Final and Sacred Services are Entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX.

George Raymond “Jake” Bowden, age 81, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010. He was born in Tenaha, Texas on October 25, 1928 to Willie Eugene and Mabel Cornella Bowden who preceded him in death along with his wife, Dub Hair-Bowden; and brothers, King Bowden and Jimmy Bowden. He served our country from 1945 to 1949 in the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his daughters, Lea Goodrum, Gayle Lee, Deborah Connors; son, Terry Bowden; brother, James Bowden; grandchildren, Heather, Brandy, Wendy, Katy, Amanda, Jake, Coty; great-grandchildren, Maison, Tate, Hailey, Parks, Cason, River, Kember, Graham, Justice, and Scout; his special friends, Vonda, Josh and Ada and the ladies at Ada’s house; numerous nieces, nephews and other cherished family members and treasured friends beyond measure.

Please join us for visitation being held Saturday, January 30, 2010, 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Temporary Bldg., 103 E. Crockett, Cleveland, Texas. Bro. Preston Bostwick will preside over funeral services being held Sunday, January 31, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas, with interment immediately following at Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Rigo Pina, 29, of Center, passed away Monday, January 25, 2010 in Rusk County. He was born January 6, 1981 in Nacogdoches to Raul Pina and Pamela Simms.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby.

Pallbearers will be Keith D. Simms, Pepe Pina, Derrick Pina, Michael Harvey, Ricky Pina and Keith P. Simms.

He is survived by:

Brothers:
Keith D. Simms of Nacogdoches
Raul “Toby” Simms, Jr.
Pepe Pina of Tyler
Derrick Pina of Center

Sisters:
Rosa Pina of Nacogdoches
Chrissy Pina of Corrigan
Jennie Pina of Lufkin
Jennifer Simms of Jacksonville

Father, Raul Pina of Louisiana

Special Nephew, Keith P. Simms of Jacksonsville

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Aunts:
Martha Simms of Center
Amelia Short of Tampa, Florida

Cousins:
Michael Harvey of Center
Christopher Harvey of Amarillo
Jennifer Harvey of Nacogdoches
Misty Harvey of Nacogdoches
Maria Folsom of Jasper
Jose Pina, Jr. of Tampa, FL
Ramon Pina of Tampa, FL
Sara Pina of Tampa, FL

Preceded in death by:
Mother, Pamela Simms
Grandmothers, Esther Lee Simms and Maria Pina
Niece, Kiyah Roland

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

Albert Earl Rushing, 65, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at a Tyler hospital. He was born October 21, 1944 in San Augustine to Albert Rushing and Dura Mae Wheeler. Mr. Rushing served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam war were he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He later served in the national guard for a number of years. Mr. Rushing was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Sandy Little officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Parents, Albert & Dura Mae Wheeler Rushing of Center

Wife, Maria Abbitt of Center

Daughters:
Tammy Hagler & husband Randy of Center
Michelle Whinery & husband Coy of Lufkin

Sons:
Curtis Albert Rushing & wife Tia of Arkansas
Michael Dale Schulz & wife April of Houston
Jonathon Albert Ray Rushing of Cleveland

Grandchildren:
Ashley Parker, Alysse Hagler, Keith Michael, Albert Schulz, Christian Rushing, Tanner Rushing, Westin Gibson Rushing, Matesha McDaniel, Melinda Farmer, William Jacob Campbell, Mary Whinery, Shyla Whinery

Great Grandchildren:
Dylan Parker, Lane Parker, Shon Parker

Brothers:
Bill Hugh William Rushing & wife JoAnn of Center
Nicky Leon Rushing & wife Donna of Hardin

Sisters:
Sue Francine Gardner & husband Don of Center
Norma Jean Runnels of Center
Anita Jackson & husband Larry of Center
Sherry Lynn Parks & husband Charles of Center

Also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, E.E. & Frances Valley Wheeler

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

01/27/10

Leslie Lorenzo Driver 43, of Center, TX, passed away January 23, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Services will be held Saturday January 30, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Sid Roberts Funeral Home.

Mr. Driver was born October 17, 1966 to The late Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Irene Driver. He was the sixth of eight children. He received his formal education in the Nacogdoches Independent School District, where he was an active member of the football and baseball team. He was employed by Tyson Foods Inc. where he worked as a truck driver.

Mr. Driver is survived by his mother, Irene Driver of Nacogdoches, TX, 4 Children, 2 Grandchildren, 7 siblings, 8 nephews and 9 nieces.

Final and Sacred Services are Entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr., Nacogdoches, TX

01/26/10

Deloris Hughes, 76, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born May 18, 1933 in Shelby County to Willis Livingston and Lois Ford Livingston. Mrs. Hughes was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bush, Ryan Chandler, Zach Warr, Bo Chandler, Maxie Eaves and Tom Kimbro.

She is survived by:

Husband, Kenneth Hughes of Center

Grandsons:
Terry Gene Burch & wife Kim of Center
Jason Troy Burch & wife Tammy of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Macey, Brittanay, Brittney, Austin, Tyler, Taylor & Gracie

Sister, Anna Rose Cox of Orange

Brothers:
DeLoyd Livingston & wife Joy of Center
Michael Livingston of Port Neches

Also a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:
Daughter, Tonja Hughes Folsom

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

Mrs. Tommie G. Melton, age 92 of Center (formerly of the Lone Cedar Community) passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams & Bro. Leonard Milford officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery.

She was born May 14, 1917 in Panola County to parents, Thomas J. & Georgia B. (Gunter) Huff. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Thomas & Georgia Huff, 4 Sisters, Gertie Hancock, Julia Hancock, Katie Mae Huff and Janie Wagstaff.

She is survived by:
Husband of 75 years:
Rev. Luster Melton of Center
2 Sons & Daughters-in-law:
Hiram & Beth Melton of Tenaha
Donald & Louise Melton of Center
Grandchildren:
Brenda Farmer & husband, Steven of Tenaha
Randy Melton of Haltom City
Donna Rushing & husband, Nicky of Hardin
Jonathan D. Melton & Fiancé, Shelli Thompson of Minden, LA and Carthage
Great Grandchildren:
Jason Farmer & wife Melanie
Alan Farmer
Ryan Melton & Fiancé, Joyce Preston
Kyle Melton
Andrew Rushing
Great Great Grandson:
John Paul Farmer
Sister:
Esther Ruth Thomas of Livingston

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

01/25/10

David Ray Thompson, 57, of Tenaha passed away Monday, January 25, 2010, at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin with Ms. Melba Rogers officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 6, 1953 in Shelby County to Fermon Robert and Maggie Lucille (Grogan) Thompson. He worked for the City of Center at the Pinkston Water Plant and he also worked for the City of Tenaha.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Fermon & Lucille Thompson and Sister, Marjorie Sanders.

He is survived by:
Sister:
Robbie Lou Owens & husband, Laney of Nacogdoches
Sister:
Carolyn Sue Britt & husband, Dennis Killy of Arlington
Brother:
Robert Alvie Thompson of Arlington
Nieces & Nephews:
Cynthia Mathis & husband, James of Tenaha
Tim Sanders & wife, Angie of Tenaha
Lana Matthews & husband, Jason of Nacogdoches
Lisa Schroeder & husband, Greg of Nacogdoches
Step- Children:
Amanda Treat & husband, David
Candice Hennigan & husband, Anthony
Pallbearers:
George Stevens, Olan Stevens, Elbert Ray Thompson, Jr.,
Jason Matthews, Greg Schroeder, Tim Sanders,
James Mathis and Rod McClure

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

Mrs. Pat Sims, 76, of Beckville, Texas, services will be at 10 AM, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Northside Christian Center with Rev. Aaron Bequette and Rev. Billy Shoffner officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sims died Sunday, January 24, 2010 in Longview, Texas.

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Sims was born October 7, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas to the marriage of Harry and Helen Ross Sanders. Pat graduated from Leverette’s Chapel High School with the class of 1950. She met M.R. “Doc” Sims and was married December 22, 1950 celebrating 59 years of marriage. Mrs. Sims was a homemaker who loved playing the piano, shopping and enjoyed helping others. She was a longtime member of the Northside Christian Center. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Helen.

Survivors Include:
Loving Husband: M.R. “Doc” Sims of Beckville
Son: Larry Sims and wife Connie of Union Grove
Daughter: Karen Norman and husband David of Garrison
Special Niece: Helen Rodgers and husband Billy of Center
Grandchildren: Elizabeth Sims, Kailee Densman, Kristen Densman
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

The Body will lie in state at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Northside Christian Center
The family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Northside Christian Center
Family request donation be made to Northside Christian Center.

Billy Gene Ramey, 78, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2010 in Longview. He was born June 28, 1931 in Tenaha to Jessie Anderson Ramey and Minnie Ola Hert Ramey. Mr. Ramey was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and the Old Center Hunting Club.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

He is survived by:

Son, Jessie Ramey of Longview

Granddaughter, Stephanie Ramey Peters & husband Zachary of Longview

Grandsons:
David Ramey & wife Emily of Longview
Michael Ramey of Florida
Mark Borawski of Longview
Cody Smith of Longview

Three Great Granddaughters, One Great Grandson

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 55 years, Estell Ramey

Memorials can be made in Mr. Ramey’s name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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

Gilbert Dale Richardson, age 72 of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at his home in Carthage.

A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Gilbert Dale Richardson will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Groves, TX with Father Don Golasinski officiating. Entombment will follow with military honors in Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches.The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. The family will also receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur.

Gilbert Dale Richardson was born on Sept. 6, 1937, in Port Arthur to Carroll Able and Isabelle Picou Richardson. Gilbert graduated from Port Neches High School with the class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961. Gilbert married Patricia Roberts on Oct. 11, 1958, in Groves. He enjoyed traveling with dulcimer friends, hunting, photography, and cooking. Gilbert worked as a machinist for the Fina Refinery in Port Arthur, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Groves. He moved to Carthage in 2003, and was a member of the St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marion Andrews.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pat Richardson of Carthage; three children, Dean Richardson of Mont Belvieu, Cindy Stone and husband Mark of Joaquin, and Jeff Richardson of Richardson; four grandchildren, Natalie Eagleson, Valerie Cormier, Nathan Stone, and Erin Stone; one great-grandson, Tyler Cormier; three brothers, Roland Richardson and wife Genny, Bill Richardson and wife Barbara, Carlos Richardson and wife Linda; one sister, Llewellyn McBride and husband Lindy; sisters-in-law, Sue Russell and Becky Gaspard; and brother-in-law, Tommy Roberts.

Serving as pallbearers are Carey Richardson, Michael McBride, James Andrews, III, Tommy Roberts, Craig Provost, Nathan Stone, Chris Eagleson, and Al Parsons. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Gerald Hampton, Tom Buchanan, Calvin Williams, and Clay Pinnick.

If desired, memorials may be made to St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church, Building Fund, 4088 NW Loop, Carthage, TX 75633.

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

01/21/10

J. T. Johnson, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born May 20, 1924 in Shelby County to E.C. Johnson and Tennie Windham Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a member of North Jericho Baptist Church and he served in the US Army from 1945 – 1946.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery.

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

He is survived by:

Sons:
Jerry Johnson & wife Linda of Logansport
Johnny Johnson & wife NaDonna of Huxley
Ricky Johnson & wife Laurie of Timpson

Daughters:
Peggy Moore of Center
Kathy Mora & husband Jerry of Center
Sue Chisenhall & husband Eddie of Center

Brothers:
Travis Johnson & wife Geraldine of Center
Edward Johnson of San Augustine

A number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren

Numerous nieces , nephews, cousins and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, E.C. & Tennis Johnson
Wife, Nora Finklea Johnson
Son, Jackie Lee Johnson
Grandsons, Michael Ethridge & Ruben Olivas
Granddaughters, Christy Olivas & Misty Olivas
Sister-in-Law, Betty Sue Johnson

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

Betty Jane Wiebold, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at her home. She was born July 4, 1927 in Beaumont to Claude Ransonette and Margaret McCarver Ransonette. Ms. Wiebold attended Ramah Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Bill Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Wiebold’s grandsons; Andrew King, Aaron King, Johnny Wiebold, Jason Andrus, Travis Wiebold, Darrin Andrus, Jak Wiebold, Jeff McMath and William Weeks.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Lynda Andrus of Houston
Cheryl King & husband Aubrey of Tenaha
Tonya Montoya & husband Edward of Wiley

Sons:
William “Bill” Wiebold, Jr. & wife Sarah of Bellville
Gary “Beaux” Wiebold of Tenaha
Kirk Wiebold & wife Melinda of Nacogdoches
Bryon Wiebold & wife Misty of McKinney

Twelve Grandchildren

Six Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Bonnie Finley of Hemphill
Rhona Rogas of Burkeville

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Margaret & Claude Ransonette
Husband, Bro. William “Bill” Wiebold
Brother, Bobby Ransonette
Sister, Jo Williams

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

01/16/10

Funeral services for Donald Gene Hudman, 58, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 18, 2010, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Elmer
Mathews and Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.
Mr. Hudman passed away January 15, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born November 6, 1951, in Nacogdoches, TX, Donald Gene Hudman was the son of Gene and
Eloise (Mills) Hudman. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1970 and was a self-employed
truck driver.

Survivors include 2 sons: Philip Hudman and Adam Hudman of Nacogdoches, TX; 4 daughters:
Jennifer Hudman of Nacogdoches, Heather Hudman of Nacogdoches, Brittany Hudman of Center,
and Kaela Hudman of Center; parents Gene and Eloise Hudman of Timpson; 2 sisters: Marianne
Hancock and husband Huey of Garrison and Melanie Rader and husband Jim of Timpson; and
numerous other relatives and friends. Donald Hudman was preceded in death by grandparents
Wilson and Effie Mills and Ernest and Ethel Hudman.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, January 17, at Taylor Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 1937 CR 4653, Timpson, TX 75975.
To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Tx 75975.

01/15/10

William Morton, 67, of Huxley formerly of Baytown, passed away Friday, January 15, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

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

He was born May 11, 1941 in Kennewick, Washington to Earl and Lucille (Jensen) Morton. He worked as a chemical operator for Lubrizol Corp. for 30 years and he served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Earl and Lucille Morton, Grandson, Joshua Roberts and Son, Charles “Chuck” Roberts.

He is survived by:
Wife: Bell Morton of Huxley
3 Daughters:
Donnis Morton of Baytown
Laura Morton of Baytown
Paige Morton of San Antonio
Grandchildren:
Cristin and J.W. Lightbody
Brother:
Carl Bullock of Pierce, Idaho

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

01/13/10

Shorty Webster, 82, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Christus Schumpert in Shreveport. He was born November 25, 1927 in Joaquin to Ernest Benton Webster and Ruby Louise Green Webster. Mr. Webster was a member of the James Church of Christ. He served in the US Army during WWII.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mickey Chandler officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Josh Webster, Joel Webster, Justin Webster, Evan Jones, Davis Kline and Craig Andrews.

He is survived by:

Wife, Beaula Fay Webster of Center

Daughter, Susan Webster Jones of Mauriceville

Sons:
J. Ben Webster & wife Cynthia of Joaquin
Jeff Webster & wife Leisa of Center

Grandchildren:
Crystal Wadyal, M.D.
Evan Jones
Rachel LeJeune
Josh Webster
Holly Groeling
Joel Webster
Audrey Andrews
Davis Kline
Julia Kline

Ten Great Grandchildren

Sister, Peggy Kennedy & husband Keith of Center

Brother, Russell Webster & wife Pearlie of Pasadena

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

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ernest Benton Webster and Ruby Louise Green Webster
Sister, Nell Logan

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

01/12/10

Hazel Childs, 90, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born April 17, 1919 in Nacogdoches to Henry Ellis and Vida Buckner Ellis.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 14, 2009 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 15, 2010 at Powdrill Cemetery with Rev. Fred Childs officiating.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Bill Childs of Center
Bob Childs of Jefferson City, Tennessee

Daughter, Jean Bailey of Center

Grandchildren:
Jim Childs, John Childs, Joe Hughes, David Hughes, Jack Bailey, Starla Childs, Kevin Childs, and Russell Akred

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

Also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by:
Husband, L.L. Childs
Grandsons, Jeff Childs and Morgan Bailey

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

John Edwin Scogin, 86, of Katy, TX, passed away January 06, 2010, in Katy, TX. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating.

Born October 12, 1923, in Shreveport, LA, John Edwin Scogin was the son of the late M. K. Scogin and Venie (Webb) Scogin. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and had owned his own company which had shoe stores in Florida. He was also a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include daughters Lisa McCarty and husband Daniel E., Jr., of Katy, TX, and Linda McCall and husband Jim of Edmond, OK; 4 grandhchildren: Daniel E. McCarty, III, Hannah McCarty, Preston McCall, and Wesley McCall.

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.

01/07/10

Peggy Hayes, 72, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 30, 1937 to James and Mary (Byers) Cole.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Mary Cole and Husband, Fairish J. Hayes, Jr.

She is survived by:
Son:
J. Howard Hayes & wife Joan of Center
Daughter:
Deborah J. Brittain & husband Charlie of Center
Son:
Jimmy Hayes & wife Dawn of Copperas Cove
Grandchildren:
Michele Askew & husband Keith of Center
Zane Hayes & wife Shellie of League City
Cassie Hayes of Houston
Patrick Brittain of Center
Nathan Brittain of Center
Necole Blair & husband Phillip of Center
Joshua Hayes of Paducah, Kentucky
Rebecca Hayes of San Antonio
Cody Hayes of Copperas Cove
Cory Hayes & wife Kelli of Ft. Hood
Brittanny Hayes of San Antonio
4 Great Grandchildren:
Bryce Hayes, Peyton Askew
Christian Bailey Hayes and Kylie Renee Hayes
Brother:
Ronnie Cole of DeQueen, Arkansas
Sister:
Donna Childress & husband Glenn of Bleavins, Arkansas
Pallbearers:
Keith Askew, Zane Hayes, Patrick Brittain, Nathan Brittain
Phillip Blair, Cody Hayes, Cory Hayes and Josh Hayes

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

01/06/10

Bobby Williams, 49, of East Hamilton Community and Lufkin, Texas passed away Thursday night at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.

Services will be Saturday 2 PM at Good Will Missionary Baptist Church, Lufkin, Texas with interment at Brutonfield Cemetery in Shelbyville with Rev. M.E. Lyons I

Mr. Williams is survived by wife, Loralee Williams of Lufkin, Son, Bryan Williams of Lufkin, Daughter, Tiffany Williams of Lufkin, 5 Grandchildren, Sisters, Nancy (Lonnie) Lane of San Augustine and Margie Kibble of Lufkin. Brothers, James Williams and Calvin (Jewel) Williams both of Shelbyville.

Arrange by Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

01/06/10

Mrs. Mozelle Fletcher, 89, of Timpson passed away Monday morning at a Houston hospital.

Visitation will be 11 AM - 1 PM Saturday. Services will be Saturday at 1PM at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson with interment at Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson with Pastor Norman officiating.

Mrs. Fletcher is survived by Sons, Harvey Watts of Oaklawn, Cal. and Dan Fletcher Jr. of Bronx, New York and Daughters Bobbie Driver of Taff, Texas and Earnice Fletcher of Houston, 12 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren.

Arrangements by Community Funeral Home, Timpson Texas.

01/05/09

Fred Wilburn Spurlock, 90, of Paxton, passed away Monday, January 4, 2010, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born October 19, 1919 in the Paxton Community of Shelby County, Texas to William M. Spurlock and Mary Jane May Spurlock. He served in the US Army from 1942 – 1946. Mr. Spurlock was on the Tenaha ISD School Board for 13 years, and on the Paxton Water Supply Board from 1966 – 2005. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Aubrey King officiating. interment will be in The Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Eric Spurlock, Bradley Wilburn, Steven Eaves, Tom Watkins, Robert Barton, and Ron Barker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Grein and Don Watkins.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Carolyn Grein & husband Eddie of Pasadena
Jennifer Johnson & husband Don of Center

Sons:
Michael Spurlock & wife Shirley of Tenaha
Jeffery Spurlock of Cypress

Brother-in-Law
Harold Wiggins and wife Marcelle of Carthage

7 Grandchildren:
Kathy Holderfield, Mark Grein, Vicky Latham, Eric Spurlock, Sonya WIlburn, Candice Eaves, Chelsea Spurlock, Donnie Johnson and Randy Johnson.

Six Great Grandchildren

Four Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Wife of 49 years, Imogene Spurlock in 1996

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

01/04/10

Deborah Ann (Lewis) Marshall, 50, of Timpson passed away January 02, 2010, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 09, 2010 in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Wilcox officiating.

Born February 11, 1959 in Baltimore City, MD, Deborah Marshall was the daughter of the late Georger Edward Lewis, Jr. and Tresa Kay (Hall) Lewis. She attended business college and had been employed as a hospital director of purchasing.

Survivors include son James Travis Marshall and daughter Jessica Lyn Marshall, both of Timpson, father of the children Robert Marshall of Timpson; mother-in-law Glenda "Granny" Polk of Timpson; stepdaughter Eileen Marie Marshall of Phonenix, Arizonia; special friend Leslie Young of Timpson; 2 sisters; and 1 brother.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 09, from 10 AM until service time at Taylor Funeral Home. 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas 75975. Please call Taylor Funeral Home, 936/254-2424 to make memorial contributions. To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net

01/03/10

J. R. Hudson, 67, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010, at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1942 in Carthage to James Odes Hudson and Rachel Pitts Hudson. Mr. Hudson was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, January 4, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Mr. Wayne Wimberly officiating.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Lisa K. Castilleja and husband Charlie of Austin

Brother, Joe Hudson of Carthage

Sister, Peggy Avery of Overton

Brother-in-law, Kendall McDonald and wife Jan of Tenaha

Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Other Relatives
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, James Odes Hudson and Rachel Pitts Hudson
Wife, Kay Hudson
Brother, Chris Hudson
Sisters, Jimmy Abernathy and Bonnie Langford


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

01/01/10

Lillian Brown McSwain, 87, of Center passed away Friday, January 01, 2010 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 4, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 2, 1922 to James Dewey and Eva Mae (Thacker) Brown. She was a lifelong member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, James and Eva Brown, Infant Son, Ronnie Clark McSwain and Brother, J.D. Brown.

She is survived by:
Husband of 70 years:
Warren G. McSwain of Center
2 Sons:
Gene McSwain & wife Betty of Deadwood
Travis McSwain & wife Donna of Cypress
2 Daughters:
Jeanette Mena & husband Lynn of Broadus
Edna Carroll & husband Robert of Magnolia
21 Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren
2 Sisters:
Rachel Fountain of Center
Ruth Armand of Spring
Brother:
Howard Brown & wife Judy of Paradise Valley, AZ

Pallbearers:
David Mena, Jonathan Mena, Joseph Mena, Michael Porterfield,
Jackie Fountain, Roscoe “Lil Rock” McSwain and Cecil McSwain.

Honorary Pallbearers:
Deacons of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church and William Paul Squyres.

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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