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07/31/2013

Carolyn Sue Walker, 72, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Nacogdoches. She was born June 10, 1941 in Center to Neal Gillis and Joyce Holt Scott. Mrs. Walker was a retired teacher’s aide at FL Moffett in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Verner officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Pat Paxton, Clint Crocker, Craig Crocker, Mark Jones, Dustin Bird and Joe McSwain.

She is survived by
Husband: Hershal Walker of Center

Son: Kevin Walker and wife, Angela of Nacogdoches

Step Son: Donny Walker and wife, Bonnie of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Walker of Nacogdoches
Hannah Walker of Nacogdoches
Hunter Walker of Nacogdoches

Step Grandson: Devin Walker of Houston

Step Granddaughter: Katrina Bird and husband, Dustin of Frankston

Step Great Grandchildren:
Grant Bird of Frankston
Grace Bird of Frankston

Sister: Mary Paxton of Center

Sister-in-law: Ann Crocker of Center

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Neal Gillis and Joyce Holt Scott
Brother: Bob Crocker
Brother-in-law: Charles Paxton

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Myelodysplasia Research Fund at Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Clinic, c/o Christina Gutierrez, 6620 Main Street Suite 11A-07.3, Houston, Texas 77030.

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


Agatha Gray Vaughn, 65 formerly from Center, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Clovis, New Mexico. She was born on July 1, 1947 in Center to Marvin R.J. Gray and Winfrey Dell Gray. She was a 1965 graduate of Center High School.

She is survived by

Sons: Jason Everett Vaughn and wife Stacy of Illinois
Williams Shannon Vaughn of New Mexico

Sisters
Dellie Witt and husband Larry of Tampa, Florida
Leta Hutto and husband Chester of Center, Texas
Nancy Taylor and husband Robert of Tampa, Florida

Brother
Jim Bob Gray and wife Debbie of Huxley, Texas

2 Nieces
Wendy Wallace of Missouri
Laura Yanez of Center

A burial of cremains will be held at a later time in Oaklawn Cemetery.


Randy B. Sims, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at his residence. He was born September 7, 1958 in Center to Ward Sims and Lue Roderick Sims. Mr. Sims was a member of Dreka United Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville. He loved fishing with his grandbabies.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kerry Green and Bro. Barry Rankin officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Marty Pierce, Dexter Vaughn, Dwayne Kade Dockens, James Estes, Don Jackson and Chris Vaughn. Honorary pallbearer will be Mark Jackson.

He is survived by
Son: Scott Sims and wife, Kaitlyn of Center

Daughter: Elizabeth Harvey and husband, Steven of Shelbyville

Grandchildren: Nicole Harvey, Hunter Harvey, Kaylee Harvey

Mother: Lue Sims of Shelbyville

Brothers:
Allen Sims and wife, Debbie of Shelbyville
Rickie Sims and wife, Mary of Shelbyville
Benny Sims and wife, Barbara of Shelbyville

Sister: Margie Estes and husband, James of Tenaha

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Mary Sims
Father: Ward Sims
Brother: Howard Sims

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


07/30/2013

Raymond Crouch, Jr., 81, of Beaumont, passed away July 30, 2013 at Village Creek Nursing Home in Lumberton. He was born February 20, 1932 in Center to Raymond Crouch Sr. and Ethel Davis Crouch. Mr. Crouch served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Darrel Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Young, Sean Crouch, Billy Wayne Weathersby, Robert Crouch, Melvin Crouch, Rodger Berton, Don Smith and Michael Crouch.

He is survived by
Son: Steven Ray Crouch of California

Daughter: Terri Lynn Crouch of California

Special Friend: Jeanette Willett of Beaumont

Sisters:
Imogene Parigi of Beaumont
Geraldine Budwine and husband, Olden of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond Crouch Sr. and Ethel Davis Crouch
Brothers: Maurice Crouch and Jake Crouch
Sister-in-law: Melba Crouch

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


Richard Wood Dupre’, 85, of Center, passed way Saturday, July 27, 2013 at his residence.

A Memorial Graveside will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson.

He was born February 29, 1928 in Brownsville, Texas to Maurice John and Esther Modina (Wood) Dupre’. He attended Texas A&M University. He served in the US Navy for several years. Mr. Dupre’ was a commercial artist.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Maurice and Esther Dupre’, Sister, Jackie King and Brother, Ralph Dupre’.

He is survived by:

Brother: Jerry Dupre’ & wife, Marilyn of Montclair, NJ

4 Nieces, 1 Nephew

Numerous Relatives & Friends

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


Pauline L. Williams, 83, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Cecil Jones and Bro. Hubert Franks officiating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born March 11, 1930 in Beaumont, Texas to William Millard and Georgia Mae (Wright) Leavell. She was a member of the North Street Church of Christ in Center.

She is preceded in death her Parents, William and Georgia Leavell, Son, Andy Eppler and Son, Bruce Eppler.

She is survived by:

Husband of over 50 years: Virgil Williams of Tenaha

Children:
Roger Eppler of Jasper
Anna Koonce & husband, Paul of Florien, LA
Debbie Riedy of New Caney
Pauline Herrington of Tenaha
Sandy White & husband, Roy of Haughton, LA
Brenda Campbell & husband, Marlin of Macon, Mississippi
Jayne Webb & husband, Clifton of Tenaha

28 Grandchildren

63 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild to be born in September

2 Sisters:
Clara Mae Crumpacker of Houston
Maxine Stanley of Pasadena

Step-Sister: Norma Larimer of Splendora

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Robert Lott, Michael Webb, Randy White, Kenneth Jordan, Gary Campbell, David Eppler, Chris White & Zachary White

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


07/29/2013

William Walter Adams, Jr., 83 of Center, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler.

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

He was born October 20, 1929 to William Walter Adams, Sr. and Linda Louise (Humphries) Adams.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William Walter Adams, Sr. and Linda Adams.

Among his survivors include:
Brother & Sister-in-law:
James & Betty Adams of Greenville

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


Lillie Lou Adams, 86, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary York and Bro. Ron Luman officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born April 26, 1927 in Tularosa, New Mexico to Robert E. and Lillie (Daugherty) Cook. She was a charter member of Center Bible Fellowship.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert E. and Lillie Cook, Husband, Rev. T.O. Adams, Son, Tony Adams, Brother, Freddy Cook, Sister, Maxine Blair, Sister, Anise Hollingsworth, Sister, Bonnie Cook, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Stonewall Jackson Adams and Eva Adams

She is survived by:
Children:
Helen Dillon & husband, Buddy of Center
Nita Sims & husband, Richard of Center
Jerry Adams & wife, Janet of Center
David Adams of Center
6 Grandchildren:
John Wayne Dillon, Amy Sims, Jason Adams,
Amber Sims Childers & husband, Jason,
Lillian Sims Raminez & husband, Moses & Jeremy Adams
5 Great Grandchildren:
Natalie Lusk & husband, Billy
Adam Campbell, Jase Childers,
Annabelle & Erik Ramirez
2 Great Great Grandchildren:
Rorrie & Kynedie Lusk
Brothers & Sisters:
Johnny Cook & wife, Linda of Garrison
Jack Cook & wife, Suzette of Henderson
Frances Cook of Houston
Jane Jordan & husband, Cliff of Manteca, CA
Brother-in-law:
Earl Hollingsworth of Pearly
Sisters-in-law:
Peggy Adams of Garrison
Jerri Cook of Mt. Enterprise
Pallbearers:
Gene Folsom, Jason Adams, Mark Blair,
Billy Lusk, Adam Campbell & David Emanis

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


07/26/2013

Betty Tidwell, 87, of Center, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale, Bro. Carl Smith & Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born May 20, 1926 in Shelby County, Texas to Carroll and Ruth (Whittlesey) Ross. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Carroll & Ruth W. Ross, Husband of 66 years, Odis Tidwell, Daughter & Son-in-law, Kathy & Lee “Bubba” Diamond, Brother, Carroll Ross, Jr. and Sister, Jean Mills.

She is survived by:

Son: Mark Tidwell & wife, Zana of Center

Daughters:
Suzanne Taylor & husband, Leslie of Colleyville
Kelly Carlton & Vernon Carlton of Center

8 Grandchildren:
Randall Diamond, David Diamond & wife, Alaine, Andrea Joy Massey & husband, Chad, Lindsey Hibbard, Mark Alex Tidwell & wife, Nicole,Hayley Hibbard Rubio & husband, Isaiah, Leslie Taylor, Jr., & Will Carlton, IV

Great Grandchildren:
Oliver Haley, Isaiah Rubio, Justin Diamond & Hannah Diamond McCauley

Great Great Grandchild:
Morgan McCauley

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Special Friends: Susie Wright, Jordan Home Health, Accolade Hospice Nurses, First Baptist Church, Hillcrest Church, Jere Hicks Foster, Tom & JoBeth Kimbro & Vonda Tackett

In memory of special friend, David Lee

Pallbearers:
Jamie Hagler, Paul Hagler, Jeffrey Ross, Jason Williford, Michael Ross, Tim Bradshaw & Wesley Bradshaw

Honorary Pallbearers:
James Hagler, Donnie Hagler, Ronnie Hagler, Jody Ross, Jeff Ross, Mike Ross & Aubrey Wilson

If you choose to make a donation in memory of Mrs. Tidwell, you may do so to the charity of your choice.

If God did stoop to touch the rose bush whose withered blossoms float upon the autumn breeze and give it the sweet assurance of another spring time, He will not deny words of hope to the children of men when the frost of winter comes.

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


07/25/2013

Benjamin Doyle “Bud” Wallace, 86, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born January 8, 1927 in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County to Frank Wallace and Flossie Mae Pate Wallace. Mr. Wallace retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-one years of service. He was a member of ENON Church Builders and Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson. “Bud” loved his family and was the best husband, a great father and a true friend.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife of 67 years: Billie Jo Wicker Wallace of Center

Children:
Terry Dale “Doc” Wallace and wife, Peggy of White Oak
Cynthia Ann Hill and husband, Ernest of Conroe
David Clint Wallace and wife, Carol of Buda

Grandchildren:
Jimmy Johnson and wife, Michelle of Montgomery
Karen Diane Mendez and husband, Doug of Tomball

Great Grandchildren:
Heather Hall, Braden Johnson, Annika Johnson, Julia Mendez and Carter Mendez

Siblings:
Margurette “Reatie” Adams
Jo Niel Wallace
Mary Sue Hagler
Marsha Lou Askew

Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank Wallace and Flossie Mae Pate Wallace
Brother: Jesse Franklin Wallace
Sisters: LaVada Mae Tees and Marquette Oliver

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Wallace’s name to ENON Church Builders Association.

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


07/24/2013

Mr. Lon Carrel Mathews, age 69, of Kemah and originally from San Augustine area, and Nacogdoches, passed from this life on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in League City, Texas.

Lon C. was born on February 16, 1944, in San Augustine, Texas, to Tommy (Griffin) Mathews and Miller Mathews. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 1966. In 1972, he began Mathew's Furniture in San Augustine. Lon's devotion to his faith, his family, and his business was unforgettable to all who knew him. Lon also knew how to have a good time and enjoyed hunting, racquetball, and spending time with those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Lon could always be counted to be there for his loved ones anytime they needed him. Even in the midst of pain, he couldn't help but smile when he saw the people he loved. We can't wait to see that smile again.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, in the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine, with Pastor Dennis Land, Becky Hawkins, and Kimberly Sayles officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine. Visitation will be Thursday, July 25, 2013, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

Those who are left to cherish his memory include his three daughters, and their families, Christen Sparks and her husband, Laird of Southlake, Texas, along with their daughters, Brooklyn and Stella; Katie Fanning and her husband, Trevor of Kemah, along with sons, Miller and Finn; Kim Sayles and her husband, Rob of Dallas, along with their son, Graham; Sister, Janet Mathews of Galveston.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Miller and Tommy (Griffin) Mathews.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family has requested Memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Serving as Pallbearers will include, Robert Bickley, John Henly, Sammy Dance, Dan Fussell, Kim Crisp, and Greg Gulley. Honorary Pallbearers will include, Jack Mathews, Curtis Haley, Jerry Nichols, Lewis Mathews, Tommy Mathews, Mike Mangum, Richard Epps, Morris Muckleroy and Murray Mathews.


Roy Bullock Sr., 78, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born December 21, 1934 in Rusk County to Willie T. Bullock and Kissie Mae Dick Bullock. Mr. Bullock attended First Assembly of God Church in Center.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by: Wife: Dorothy Bullock of Center

Daughter: Kathy Casey and husband, Rickey of Center

Son: Roy Bullock Jr. of Center

Stepsons:
John Wayne Vinent of Lincoln, Arkansas
Billy Ray Vinent of Lincoln, Arkansas

Sisters:
Willie Mae Fenley of Center
Ruby Bullock of Center

Brother: Robert Bullock of Center

A number of other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Willie T. Bullock and Kissie Mae Dick Bullock
Nephew: Robert Glen Phillips

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


07/23/2013

James David Whitton, 75, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born April 25, 1938 in Shelby County, Texas to James Elton Whitton and Irene Cooper Whitton. Mr. Whitton served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Don Moore officiating.

He is survived by
Son: David Whitton of Center

Grandson: Jesse Whitton of Paris, Arkansas

Great Granddaughter: Evie Whitton of Diane, Texas

Ex-wife: Ina Bass of Center

Step Daughter: Cherie Rudd of Center

Step Sons:
Kenneth Shahan of Center
Justin Shahan of Boston, Massachusetts

Brother: E. J. Whitton and wife, Johnnie Ruth of Longview

Step Mother: Jewel Whitton of Center

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Elton Whitton and Irene Cooper Whitton
Sister: Elsie Lee Willoughby

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


07/22/2013

Dortha Haley Burnett, went to be with her Lord and members of her precious family on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

She was preceded in death by: her husband Leslie G. Burnett; parents, Mary Yeates Haley & Ben Haley; brothers, Mark E Haley & wife Louise, Wray Haley & wife Fern, Carl Haley & wife Helen; sisters, Ruth Haley Beck & husband Woodrow, Opal Haley Byerly & husband Jasper; nephews, Paul Byerly, Jack Byerly, Marvin Byerly & wife Doris, John Byerly & wife Dorothy; great niece Tracy.

Dortha was born in Beaumont on June 12, 1922 where she lived most of her life. She lived 6 years in Austin, 8 years in Dallas and the last 12 years were spent in Shelby County, Texas. Dortha was active in Eastern Star work until she became ill in June of 2011. She served as Grand Esther in 1979 to 1980, Grand Warden, Grand Representatives 1963-1965 Penn. to Texas, 1980- 1982 District of Columbia to Texas, 1984 to 1986 Louisiana to Texas, Grand Chapter Committees- Credentials, Registration, By-Laws, Grievances & Appeals, many-many-many Worthy Grand Matrons appointments, 2001-2002 was the Chapter Mom and she loved each appointment, especially this one for Jimmie McMahon. She belonged to the Christian Church since 1937.

She is survived by:

Sons: Leslie Burnett, Jr. and Richard Burnett & wife Carol;

Grandchildren: Jody Burnett and his wife Suzzanne, Haley Burnett Sullivan and her husband Thomas, Dr. Brett Burnett and his wife Rachel, Austin Burnett;

Great Grandchildren: Brent Burnett, Brandon Burnett, Olivia Burnett, Bradley Burnett, Kennedy Smith, Bryan Burnett, Celab Burnett;

Special friends: Karen Burnett Snipes, Jimmie & Harold McMahon, Brooks & Beulah Speer.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Interment following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Forest Lawn Funeral Home from 4:00 ?? 8:00 p.m. on Monday.

Services are under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Houston, Texas


07/21/2013

Joseph Leon Berel, 71, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He was born February 22, 1942 in Many, Louisiana to Elmer Bo Berel and Hazel Fern McComic Berel.  Mr. Berel enjoyed hunting, fishing and helping others.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Price officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Carter Garner, Thomas McComic, Ray McComic Jr., Greg Rose, Eric Rose and Derrick Hughes.  Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Campbell and George Jones.

He is survived by
Children:
Weena Rose and husband, Greg of Nederland
Inez Hughes and husband, Derrick of Center
Jerry Berel and wife, Cindy of Tatum

Grandchildren:
Eric Rose
Amber Rose
Autumn Hughes
Chance Law
Nicholas Precella
Gabriel Precella
Evelynn Precella

Sisters:
Patricia Berel of Shreveport, Louisiana
Sallie Williams and husband, Harold of Zwolle, Louisiana

Mother of his children: Sandra Berel of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews and other family

Preceded in death by
Infant Son: Joseph Leon Berel Jr.
Parents: Elmer Bo Berel and Hazel Fern Lewis Berel
Brother: Billy Berel

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


07/19/2013

A family graveside service for Layton Clay Keeling, infant son of Justin and Dachiele (Pierce) Keeling of Mt. Enterprise, TX, was held on Friday, July 19, 2013, in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas, with Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Layton was born and passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Survivors in addition to his parents are sisters Landry and Lawson Keeling of Mt. Enterprise; grandparents Danny and Dinah Pierce of Mt. Enterprise and Clay and Frances Newcomb of Henderson; great grandmothers Imogene Pierce of Timpson and Hazel Keeling of Mt. Enterprise; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Layton was preceded in death by grandfather Austin Leonard Keeling, III.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX, was in charge of arrangements.


07/18/2013

Margie (Hanks) Snider, age 80, resident of San Augustine County, passed from this life on July 17, 2013, in San Augustine.

Margie was born on November 24, 1932, to Effie (Harvey) Hanks and J.P. Hanks. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mr. Travis Snider, in 1998.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972. Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine. Visitation will be Friday evening, July 19, 2013, from the hours of 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Linda Snider Lewis and her husband, Johnny of Center; Patricia Snider Anderson of Houston; and Vicki Snider Horton of Center; Her Mother, Effie Harvey Hanks of San Augustine; Brother, J.W. Hanks and his wife, Cynthia of Jasper; Sisters, Wilma Hanks McMillien of Geneva; Betty Hanks Collum and her husband, Charles of Vidor; Rita Hanks Doyen of Silsbee; and Novis Hanks Stringer and her husband, Wayne of DeKalb,Texas; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mr. Travis Snider; father, Mr. J.P. Hanks; Son, Randall Lee Snider; granddaughter, Gina Snider, and a Brother, John Hanks.

Pallbearers will include, T.J. Horton, Josh Horton, Cory Anderson, Jason Snider, Brandon Lewis, and Chad Hamilton.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


07/16/2013

Carl Lee, age 70 of Huxley, passed away, Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

A Memorial service will be held at a later time in Polo, Missouri.

He was born November 30, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri to James Henry and Helen (Wilson) Lee. He worked in construction as a sheet metal worker for many years. After retiring , he had two homes and traveled back and forth from Polo, MO to Shelby County for many years, making Huxley his home for the last 8 years. He loved to hunt and fish and mostly loved his family and always had a big hug and a smile for everyone he met.

He is preceded in death in by his Father, James Henry Lee, Sister, Donna Rule and Brother, Tom Lee.

He is survived by:
Mother:
Helen Lee of Kansas City, MO
Wife:
Sharon Lee of Huxley
4 Children:
Sherri Johnston & husband, Rick of Kearney, MO
Scott Lee & wife, Trudy of Grain Valley, MO
Shannon Lee of Kansas City, MO
Donnie McGinley of Polo, MO
12 Grandchildren
2 Great Granddaughters
Sister:
Carole Aubrey & husband, Elmer of Claycomo, MO
Brother:
Jerry Lee & wife, Judith of Idaho
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Relatives and Friends

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


07/15/2013

Joel Allen McKissick, 67, of Center, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 29, 1946 in West Monroe, Louisiana to Joel Allen McKissick and Ethel Earline Bryan McKissick. Mr. McKissick served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of The Gideons, West Monroe Masonic Lodge #419 in West Monroe, Louisiana and First United Methodist Church in Center.

Joel was the life of the party who never met a stranger. He could sell ice to an Eskimo and you never wanted to bet against him--you would lose. Joel loved his projects – landscaping the yard, setting up a small pool for the grandkids, removing the pool to replace with a fire pit, buying gadgets and “very useful” items from Amazon, and the list goes on… Joel would claim he didn’t like kids, but he would be the first person playing with them and chasing them around the yard. He absolutely adored his children and grandchildren: and they dearly loved their “Dad” and “Pop.” A promise was truly special to Joel. He taught us that we should never make a promise we don’t intend to keep. He was genuine, generous, and gracious. Joel loved to dance! He would glide across the floor with his Polly, smiling from ear to ear. He will be missed.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Bro. Joel McMahon officiating.

Pallbearers will be Michael Glass, Michael Lee, Steve Hawkins, Jim Payne, Rob Payne and Tim Verner.

He is survived by
Wife: Polly McKissick of Center

Son: James Allen “J” McKissick and wife, Lin of Manchaca

Daughters:
Amy Kay McKissick Lebrun and husband, Ronald of Bastrop, Louisiana
Rachel Lee Conway Hawkins and husband, Steve of Marshall

Grandchildren:
Addison Steed, Kaylee Hilburn, Clint & Molly Lebrun, Hannah Lebrun Ruffenach and husband Justin, William James Hawkins and Elizabeth Kate Hawkins.

Great Grandchildren:
Porter Lebrun and Knox Ruffenach

Sister: Gloria Darnell of Monroe, Louisiana

Father and Mother-in-law: Charles & Patricia Brittain of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joel Allen McKissick and Ethel Earline Bryan McKissick
Sister: Jean Smith

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mr. McKissick’s name to First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935 or www.lafuenteriviera.com.

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


Kenneth "Red Bird" Harris, 62 of Garrison, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. He was born April 7, 1951 in Houston, Texas to Howard Stevenson Harris and Dorothy Jean (Little) Staine. Visitation will be 12:30 pm until 2:00pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Garrison Funeral Home. Services will be following visitation at 2:00 pm at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. John Voss officiating. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Son, Kyle Harris & wife, Carie of Timpson, Texas

Granddaughter, McKayla Harris of Timpson, Texas

Grandson, Ross Chandler of Carthage, Texas

Mother, Dorothy Jean Staine of Garrison, Texas

Brother, Roy Harris & wife, Sheila of Center, Texas

Grandmother, Clara Little of Garrison, Texas

Sister, Charlene Ann Peoples of Austin, Texas

Uncle, Robert "Bo" Little of Garrison, Texas

Special friend, Maurine Broadway

Host of other relatives and friends

He was proceeded in death by his father and one sister.

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


07/13/2013

Reverend Robert Charles Paige, 64 of Timpson, passed away July 4, 2013. He was born May 11, 1949 in Timpson to Travis Paige and Ruth Elma Polley Page and attended the Timpson Colored Independent School District. He united with Wallace Chapel Baptist Church at an early age. Reverend Paige married Leda Ann Tutt Paige, they were married 28 years on April 21.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 2pm Wallace Chapel Baptist Church 109 Marcus St., Timpson, Texas with Pastor Derrick Rhodes, officiating and Pastor George Grace, Eulogist. Internment to follow in Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He was the pastor of New Liberty Baptist Church for 7 years. He worked for the City of Timpson for 25 years until his health failed him.

Preceding him in death is his father, the late Travis Paige; mother, Ruth Elma Polley Page; one son, Potaski Montaz Page; six brothers; five sisters, and father-in-law, John F. Tutt, Sr.

Reverend Paige leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Leda Ann Paige of Timpson, Texas; six children, Charles Collins (Tiffany), Attrevious Page, Rolando Collins (the late Rachanda Collins); Tash Watts Thomas (Eric Thomas); Billy Tutt (ShaToya Adams Tutt); and Marco Watts. 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters: Ruth Osby and Virginia Page both of Timpson, TX; Loretta Berry (Pastor Alford Berry) of Tenaha, TX; Brothers: Travis Page Jr., (Debra); Willie Secton both of Houston, Texas, and Charles E. Page, Jr. (Beverly Page) of Timpson, TX; Mother-in-law, Bobbie Lou Tutt of Timpson, TX. A very good friend, Reverend George Willie Grace; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Active Pallbearers:
Larry Burns, Jarral page, Roberto Bussey, Reginald Page, Anthony Curtis, and Tommy Sparks

Honorary Pallbearers:
Charles Page, James Tutt, Travis Page, Jr., John Tuff, Bobby Tutt, and Willie Section

Services under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


07/11/2013

Marshall Garland “Foss” Reynolds, 69, of Buna, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Beaumont. He was born September 22, 1943 in Shelby County to Jim Bob Reynolds and Janie Marie Wagstaff Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was retired from Ibew Local 479 in Beaumont, where he employed as an electrician for over 34 years. He was a member of Madison Masonic Lodge #126 in Orange and a member of Old Laurel Baptist Church in Buna.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Reynolds Cemetery in the Dreka Community of Shelby County with Bro. Lee Everheart officiating.

Pallbearers will be Crockett Drake, Lawrence Hughes, James Drake, Dudley Cox, Douglas Jackson and Don Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronny Lynch and Jimmie Earl Oates.

He is survived by
Wife: Wanda Reynolds of Buna

Sons:
Jim Marshall Reynolds of Buna
James Darrell Reynolds of Buna

Granddaughter: Whitney Cheree Marshall and husband, Robert of Port Neches

Sisters:
Shirley Harington and husband, Daniel of Shelbyville
Frances Bird and husband, Ray of Nederland

Brother-in-law: Spencer Parker of Shelbyville

Sister-in-law: Bernadine Creech of Center

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jim Bob Reynolds and Janie Marie Wagstaff Reynolds

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


07/10/2013

Jayce Addison Cradeur, 17, of Center, TX died at 2:58 AM on Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Jayce was born August 30, 1995 in Lake Charles, LA and was a 2013 graduate of Center High School, where he was an Honor Roll / Banner Roll student. He was enrolled in Austin’s Paul Mitchell School. His aspiration in life was to be the next great hair stylist and open his own salon. He will always be remembered for the example he set as a son, brother, and friend. Jayce had a huge heart and was always there for others. He loved to help children and had dreams of adopting a child one day. He was a wonderful artist and enjoyed helping people to feel good about themselves. He will be missed by all as he goes on to await our next great reunion, when we shall never be separated.

Jayce is survived by his mother, Crystal Rochelle Cradeur; step-father, Earl Buckley; sisters, Lexie Marie and Kylie Nicole Vidrine; grandparents, Dallas Cradeur and Karla Racca; great-grandparents, J.D. Racca and Gayle Racca; Godfather, Roland “Chip” Pesson; Godmother, Beverly Pesson; aunts, Aimee Cradeur, Desiree LeBlanc, Dana Cradeur, Dina Cuccio, and Kathy Racca; uncles, Joseph, Jeremy, and Stephen Racca, Mike LeBlanc, and Nick Cuccio; cousins, Darian Shively, Austin, Blake, and Chad LeBlanc and Caterina Cuccio; and many more relatives and friends unlisted.

His funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Charles, LA. Reverend Chris Fuselier will officiate. Burial will follow in Grand Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and continue on Friday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

Donations can be made to the family to help with expenses.

Words of comfort to the family may be left at http://www.johnsonfuneralhome.net/


07/09/2013

Thomas Perry Owens, 75, of Timpson, TX, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX. He was born June 19, 1938, in Manila, AR. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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


07/08/2013

Graveside service for Leigh Erica Harris, 41, of Nacogdoches, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Blair Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 12 Noon – 1:30 PM, Wednesday, at Taylor Funeral Home. Ms. Harris passed away July 6, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born January 17, 1972, in Carthage, TX, Leigh Erica Harris was the daughter of the late Mickey Fleming and Cindy Hudson Summers. She was a graduate of Mt. Enterprise High School and Panola College School of Nursing. Erica had been a LVN and was also a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include her son Jack Harris of Timpson; daughters Holly Deason of Timpson and Heather Deason of Garrison, TX; parents Jerry and Cindy Summers of Timpson; grandmother Helen Summers of Garrison; sisters: Casie Spivey and husband Robby of Longview, TX, Regina Pace and husband Dewayne of Henderson, and Amy Dorman and husband Rusty of Henderson; brothers: Jason Fleming and wife Nikki of Timpson, Stacy Fleming of Tyler, Levi Fleming of Nacogdoches, and Jeremy Summers and wife Tina of Kingwood, TX; Aunt Gwen and Uncle Bubba, both of Timpson, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Erica was preceded in death by parents Mickey and Sheila Fleming and grandparents: Jack and Minnie Lee Hudson, Hap and Mattie Fleming, and Bro. Frank Summers.

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


Charles Wayne Griffin was born July 27, 1943, in Garrison, and grew up on the family farm. He died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Memorial Hospital due to heart and lung complications.

As a young man, he liked farm life, riding horses, eating homemade ice cream, and watermelons. He enjoyed a long career in the trucking industry and retired from Norfolk Contract Carriers, the company owned by him and his wife in Norfolk, Nebraska. After retiring, he and his wife Sandra returned to the family farm in Garrison.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Griffin, step children, Chuck Waite and wife Amy, Jodie Palmer and husband Kevin Palmer, and Cody Waite, grandchildren, Chelsea and Scott James, Cole Palmer, Kerstin Palmer, Austin Elkins, Bailey Waite, Charlston Waite and Mikayla Waite. Great Grandchildren, Kashton James, Madison Palmer, his brother James Keith Griffin, sisiter, Lajuan Herron, neice, Lisa Herron, and nephew, Lance Melton Herron.

He was preceded in death by his parents James Taylore, and Ruby Lois Griffin.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.


07/06/2013

James Nolan Hawkins (Jim), 68, of Center, Texas, beloved husband and best friend of Nelwyn Whitley Hawkins for 39 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he loved, laughed with, and lived for, on Friday, July 05, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Sue Childers, and his parents, Nolan Hawkins and Dorothy and Al Burnside.

Jim was born in Arkadelphia, AR, on January 19, 1945. He attended Louisiana Tech and received a BA in Business. He faithfully served his country in the Air Force.

Jim loved to travel, buying t-shirts and hats wherever he went and wearing them so he could strike up conversations about his travels. He loved animals and people and talking one on one with others. He constantly made physical contact with many pats or a light backhand to make sure the other person was listening. He valued truth and honesty, and always stressed to Steve and Judy, “Just tell me the truth, and you won’t get in trouble with me.”

Jim had nicknames for almost everyone, rarely using given names, and loved to joke and laugh and frequently used “banshee hollered” as an excuse for not listening or missing something important (Meaning a child screamed, and it wasn’t his fault he wasn’t listening). Jim had the purest, helpful and compassionate heart, and his loving spirit and sense of humor made the Hawkins’ house a welcoming place for friends and family.

Jim enjoyed landscaping, particularly trees and shrubs, and working outside, clearing brush, cutting down trees, and burning really large fires. He was known to leave his chainsaw on the dining room table from time to time. He loved history, ghost stories, the colors of the fall leaves, and riding in the car with the windows rolled down and his arm hanging out.

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Jim’s granddaughter Elizabeth explained it simply. She said, “Papa Jim might die. But he will go to Heaven and get a new body.”

Besides his wife Nelwyn, Jim is survived by his daughter Judy Dill and her husband Brian of Dallas, Texas and his son Steve Hawkins and his wife Rachel of Marshall, Texas; his grandchildren, Alex and Rebecca Dill and William and Elizabeth Hawkins; his brother-in-law Bill Childers of Tyler; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the members of The Hospice of East Texas facility. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care during a difficult time were a heartwarming blessing to the entire family. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.

A memorial service will be held honoring Jim on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Downs Funeral Home, 4608 Elysian Fields Road, Marshall, TX. Pastor Carlton Burris will officiate. Burial will be at Liberty Hill’s Taylor Cemetery in Bienville, LA at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of East Texas, c/o James Hawkins, or Liberty Hill Memorial Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 44, Bienville, LA. The Downs Funeral Home in Marshall, TX is caring for the arrangements.


Peggy Jean (Carithers) Enmon, age 72, of Center, formerly of Louisiana, passed away Saturday, July 06, 2013 at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating. A memorial visitation for friends and family will begin prior to the service at 1:00p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

Peggy was born in Carroll County, Mississippi, May 25, 1941 to Hugh Henry Carithers and Minnie Lou (Welch) Carithers. She was of the Baptist Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, 3 sisters – Louise Mulvihill, Elsie Russell, and Shelby Jean Carithers;
4 brothers- Thomas Carithers, Louis Miller, William and Charles Daves.

She is survived by:
Husband, Clyde Enmon, Jr. of Center

Children:
Wendy LeBlanc & husband, Michael of Chalmette, LA
Susan Poincot & husband, Lloyd of Houma, LA
Mel Enmon of Metairie, LA
Lisa Enmon of Center

Grandchildren:
Cory LeBlanc & wife, Kathleen, Gabbie Poincot, Trey Poincot, Halie Enmon, Chelsie Enmon, Hannah Nicosia, Emily Nicosia & Jake Nicosia

Great Grandchild:
Violet LeBlanc

Brother & Sisters:
Richard Carithers of WA
Mary Ann Hirras of FL
Martha Andrews of OH
Patricia Fleischer of MO

Numerous nieces and nephews
Special family, Johnny & Carolyn Sumerville

Brother-in-law:
Richard Enmon & wife, Judy of LA

In Lieu of flowers family request that donations may be made to Clever Creek Cemetery Fund-4030 FM 417 W., Center, Texas 75935, or the Charity of your choice.

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


07/03/2013

Macel Lee Brock
, 80 of Center, passed away Tuesday morning at Holiday Nursing Home. Wake will be from 7pm until 9pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 1pm at Carroll Chapel C.M.E., Shelbyville, Texas with Rev. Delphine Scott to officiate. Interment to follow at Carroll Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Harry Stansberry of Center
Lennon Edwards of Center
Charles Edwards, Sr. of Timpson

Daughters:
Faye Edwards of Center
Renell Reed of Center
Renna Hubbard of Houston

19 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grandchildren

Brother, Jimmy Louis Brock of Center

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Ellen Spears, 90, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Tyler.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center with Father, Jose Virdarte and Deacon, John Weber officiating. Burial will follow at Old Palestine Cemetery in Alto, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with rosary to follow at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 9, 1922 in Jefferson County, Texas to Clovis and Ella (Boullion) Weber. She attended the Saint James Catholic School in Port Arthur, Texas. She worked as a nurse’s aide for 30 years. She was a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Clovis & Ella Weber, Husband, Roy Spears, Son-in-law, Wayne Smith and Sister, Georgia Hoistma.

She is survived by:

4 Children:
James “Skip” Spears & wife, Tonja of Tyler
Trudy Hay & husband, Don of Nacogdoches
Molly Smith of Nebraska
Chris Dewey & husband, Dave of Utah

5 Grandchildren:
Scott Rowe & wife, Holly
Taffi Erwin & husband, Thane
Jonathan Spears & wife, Beth
Colby Smith & wife, Keleigh
Jennifer Sawyer & husband, Charlie

11 Great Grandchildren

2 Great Great Grandchildren

Brother: John Weber & wife, Jaynell of Slidell, LA

Sister: Marain Parr & husband, Kenny of Deer Park

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: Scott Rowe, Jonathan Spears, Colby Smith, Charlie Sawyer, Thane Erwin & James Ragan

In lieu of flowers, Family requested donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Associations, 6055 South Loop E, Houston, TX 77087

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


Melissa Ann Lewis Wilburn, 50, of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Services will be 2pm, Saturday, July 6, 2013, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. James Risinger & Bro. Wayne officiating, burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

Melissa was born August 24, 1962 in Beaumont. Melissa lived in Vidor, Texas where she attended school, later she moved to Starks, La where she lived for many years. She currently lived in Huxley with her husband, Ralph. She was a member of East Hamilton Baptist Church. Melissa is preceded in death by her father, Johnny H. Lewis, step-father, Buddy Montgomery, brother, James “Sluggo” Montgomery, father-in-law & mother-in-law, Kenneth & Katherine Wilburn and brother-in-law, Randy Wilburn.

Among her survivors include:

Husband: Ralph Wilburn of Huxley

Daughter & son-in-law: Summer & Tino Ramos of Lena, Mississippi

4 Grandchildren:
Myah Lewis, Ysabella Ramos, Aydun Ramos & Sofia Ramos

Mother, Evelyn Montgomery of Deweyville

Step-mother, Patsy Jones & husband, Bobby of Vidor

Brother, David Lewis of Houston
Brother, Johnny E. “Bo” Lewis & wife, Lorie of Vidor
Sister, Virginia Taylor & husband, Sammy of Vidor
Sister, Stephanie Smith of Grants, New Mexico
Sister, Patrina Rich & husband, Marvin of Vidor
Sister, Barbara Lowery & husband, Keith of Vidor
Brother, Eldon Montgomery of Deweyville
Sister, Josephine Montgomery of Deweyville
Special Brother, Riley Jones of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and friends
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Joyce Ray (Lee) Hilliard, 86 of Houston, died July 1, 2013 in Lake Jackson, TX. She was born July 25, 1926 in Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas to George Lee and Bessie Poplin Lee. Joyce worked as a secretary and accountant and was a lifelong member of the American Business Women’s Association where she served in various capacities including National President, 1974-75.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, George and Bessie Lee; Husband, Curtis J. Hilliard; three Brothers, Raymond Lee, Maurice Lee, George Washington Lee, Jr.; and Sister, Agnes Stone.

She is survived by her three daughters, Olivia Hilliard Scheible and Husband Glen, Glenna Lee Hamilton and Husband Bill, Melinda Jo Hammond and Husband Glenn; two Granddaughters, Jennifer Gilligan and Ashley Barclay; one Grandson, William B. Hamilton; and one Great-granddaughter, Sarah Gilligan.

Services for Joyce will be held at Pat H. Foley & Co., 1200 W. 34th St., Houston, TX 77018. Visitation will be Friday, July 5, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:00pm, with service starting at 1:00pm. Private Burial to follow in Tenaha, TX under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Online condolences can be sent to www.PatHFoleyFuneralDirectors.com

Please make donations in memory of Joyce to your favorite charity or to the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund, ABWA, 11050 Roe Ave., Suite 200, Overland Park, KS 66211. Online donations are accepted at www.sbmef.org.


07/02/2013

Ted McMahon, 59, of Carthage, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Lifecare Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

He was born August 31, 1953 to Vance and Billie Jean (Stoker) McMahon.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Van and Billie Jean McMahon, Aunts & Uncles, Nelda Jackson, Jack Stoker, Oran Stoker and Waylon Stoker.

He is survived by:

Uncle: Gaylon Stoker

Cousin: Robin Stewart of North Dakota

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


07/01/2013

Kenneth Warren Watlington, 91, of Center, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born June 6, 1922 in Horace, Kansas to Ferral Watlington and Elizabeth Watlington. Mr. Watlington served as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall officiating.

He is survived by
Wife: LaVelle Watlington of Center

Daughters:
Zonia Corbell and husband, Shane of Shelbyville
Tonja Bordelon and husband, Ray of Frierson, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Shanell Ruiz and husband, Jesse of Center
Jasper Corbell and Caroline of Center
Payton Bordelon of Frierson, Louisiana

Brothers:
Cecil Watlington and wife, Virginia of Center
Jay Watlington and wife, Jo of Lufkin

Sister: Mary Lou Adams of Center

Great Grandchild: Cash Ruiz

Sister-in-law: Gloria Watlington

Special Nieces and Nephews:
Rodney & Debbie Warren and children, Michael Vincent Warren, Sarah Scott and Adam Scott
Shelia Hudson and son, Warren Hudson

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Ferral Watlington
Mother: Elizabeth Watlington Clark
Brother: Jackie Watlington
Sister-in-law: Reba Watlington
Brother: Billy Earl Watlington
Brother-in-law: Denny Adams

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Watlington’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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


Sammy Joe Eldredge was born in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 13, 1939 to Joseph Orville and Leona Gertrude Jones Eldredge. He entered into his final reward on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Sammy attended school in Denison, Texas and graduated from high school with the DHS class of 1957. He accepted the Lord as his Savior in 1956, and married the love of his life, Betty Ruth Crawford on his twentieth birthday, June 13, 1959. (Everyone always teased him, because his mother had to sign to OK the marriage license.)

Sammy and Betty joined Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist in Denison, on Mothers’ Day, May 10, 1964, and he was baptized a few days later. On July 2, 1967, they answered God’s call to the ministry and moved to Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson on June 2, 1968. He accepted the pastorate of Gum Springs Missionary Baptist Church in August of 1968 and began seminary that same month. Sammy graduated from TBI in May 1972.

That same summer, he accepted pastorate of Lee-Hi Missionary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and remained there until May 1974. Mothers’ Day 1974, Sammy accepted the pastorate of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas, and he remained pastor of that church for 34 years until his resignation on July 5, 2008.

Anyone who knew Sammy Joe Eldredge knew how much he loved his Lord and Savior. Sammy served God faithfully as a husband, father and head of his family, and as a shepherd and pastor of each church he led. He spent thousands of hours on the road visiting hospitals, nursing homes, shut-ins, witnessing to the lost, carrying out the Great Commission of our Lord. He never complained although many times he felt as bad as the people he visited. He had a compassionate heart and a willing spirit.

Sammy is survived by his wife Betty, who stood faithfully by his side for 54 years, and daughters Cindy Rhodes and husband Bobby, and Sandy Jones and husband Carroll,. He also leaves behind five grandchildren who were the stars in his sky, Kimber Rhodes Jones and husband Joey and Jenny Rhodes Cassell and husband Solomon , and Scott Jones and wife Katie, Joseph Jones and wife Kathryn, and Samuel Jones. He also leaves seven great-grandchildren, Savannah and Madeline Cassell, Klaira and Kayleigh Jones, and Makayla, Sophie and Jaxxon Jones. Sammy is also survived by his brother Don Eldredge and wife Debbie, and sister-in-law Wanda Eldredge, all of Sherman, father-in-law Roy Crawford of Timpson, brother-in-law Roy Crawford, Jr., of Whitney, TX, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Louise and Richard Koiner of Clarksville, TX.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jim Eldredge, and his beloved mother-in-law Audrey Crawford.

Funeral service for Bro. Sammy Eldredge will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Stringer, Bro. Darrell Owens, and Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 -8:00 PM, Monday, July 1, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Pine Springs Missionary Baptist Youth Encampment, 3386 FM 1798 W, Laneville, TX 75667

 
 
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