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June 2006

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6/1/06

Escule Eugene Danley, 73, of Center passed away Thursday, June 1, 2006. He was born January 20, 1933 in Grigsby, Texas to Aris Danley & Eyvone Spurlock Danley. Mr. Danley served in the US Army from 1953-1957. He was of the Baptist faith. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Survivors include: Wife, Marye Danley of Center. Daughter, Tresa Konderia & husband Ed of Center. Sons, Shawn Rowdy Danley & wife Regina of Center and David Danley of Center. Grandchildren, Brandi Adkison & Colby, Shawn Danley and Kyle Logan Danley. Great Grandson, Chase Adison. Sisters, Janet Watson & husband Carlton of Center and Cathy Adams & husband Mike of Center. Brothers, Rayford E. Danley & wife Lou of Center, Tarde W. Danley & wife Myrtle of Porter, Carl W. Danley & wife Claudell of Ackworth, Ga. Allan L. Danley of Houston, Leroy Danley of Porter and Clyde L. Danley & wife Loretta of Porter. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins & a host of friends.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Aris Danley & Eyvone Spurlock Danley. Sister, Myrtle Jean Danley Davis and Brothers, Verlon Danley, Edward Danley & Aris D. Danley Jr.

Visitation will begin at 11 am on Friday, June 2, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Wylma Maurine Franks-Lilly -Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 94 year old, Wylma Maurine Franks-Lilly, of the Stockman Community. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Stockman United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock.

Among Mrs. Lilly’s survivors are her daughter, Glenda Beth Lester, of Scottsville, and her daughter-in-law, Wanda Lilly, of Alabama

6/5/06

Mrs. Derrell Lenora Parker - Hawthorn Funeral Home announces services for 101 year old, Mrs. Derrell Lenora Parker Johnson, of Carthage. Services will be this (Monday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Restland Cemetery, in Tenaha. The family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Carthage.

Among Mrs. Johnson’s survivors are her daughter, Judi Keiss, of Carthage, one brother, Dick Parker, of Tenaha, and one sister, Charlcye Menefee, of Tenaha.

Mrs. Lucille Corley - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 84 year old, Mrs. Lucille Corley, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Queen City, and Shelby County. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson.

Among Mrs. Corley’s survivors are two sons, Gary F. Corley, of Nacogdoches, and Dickey Corley, of Crockett, and one sister, Addie B. Hughes, of Center.

Barbara Ruth Throckmorton - Garrison Funeral Home announces pending memorial services for 81 year old, Barbara Ruth Throckmorton, of Timpson, who was critically injured in an auto accident in Caledonia, this past Saturday. Memorial services will be planned for a later date.

Among Ms. Throckmorton’s survivors are one brother, Tommy France, of Oregon, two sons, Stephen L. Throckmorton, of Rayville, Louisiana, and Jerry R. Throckmorton, of Garrison, two daughters, Patricia Ann Boswell, of Iowa, and Jill Fay Ramey, of Timpson, and a close friend, Irvin L. Throckmorton, of Timpson.

6/6/06

Mitchell Williams - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 48 year old, Mitchell Williams, of Joaquin. Mr. Williams passed away Monday morning in Little Rock, Arkansas after a brief illness. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Michael Hale officiating, burial will follow at Strong Cemetery, in Huxley. Visitation will be this (Tuesday) evening beginning at six o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 1, 1958 in Center, Texas to parents, Harmon R.F. Williams Jr. & Lillie Faye Rutledge WIlliams. He was preceded in death by: Father, R.F. Williams.

Among Mr. Williams’ survivors are his wife, Sue Williams, of Joaquin, daughter, Jennifer Williams, & Fiance, Kevin Flinn of Little Rock, Arkansas, mother, Faye Williams, of Center, three sisters, Sharon & Gary Crawford of Center. Vicky & Glenn Jackson of Center and Debra Williams of Center, and one brother, Robbie and Kelie Williams of Center.

Brother in law, Dennis Harvey & wife Jan of Shreveport. Sister in law, Terri Green & husband, Ted of Austin. Sister in law, Glenda Green & husband Lester of Longview. Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Pallbearers: Mark Ivey, Craig Moss, Jimmy Daw, Kevin Sims, Frank Baker,& George Hayward.

Yanca Ginn - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending services for 82 year old, Yanca Ginn, of Shelby County. Arrangements will be announced later.

Among Ms. Ginn’s survivors are four daughters, Carol Carrier and Marie Rizzitano, both of Center, Bonnie Wagner, of Houston, and Martha Smith, of South Carolina, two sons, Anthony Knoppa, of Houston, and James Cleaver, of Kanasas, one sister, Julie, of Colorado, and one brother, Robert McVay, of Center

6/7/06

Lela Mitchell - Lela Mitchell, 92, of Center passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2006. She was born September 15, 1913 in Center, Texas to George Hughes and Nancy Biggers Hughes. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, June 9, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Pallbears will be her grandson.
She is survived by Daughters, Helen Southerland of Joaquin, Louie Don Speedy & husband Richard of Houston, Georgia Bloodgood & husband Harold of Center and Dixie Whiteside & husband Wayland Bacie of Center. 11 Grandchildren. Numerous Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Husband, George W. Mitchell, 2 Grandchildren, 2 Sisters, and 3 Brothers. Visitation will begin at 11 am on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

6/9/06

Vivian Elenor Hancock, 71, of Center passed away Friday, June 9, 2006. She was born March 19, 1934 in DeQuincy, Louisiana to Marcus hanks Wimberly & Dora Settle Wimberly. At Ms. Hancock's request she will be cremated.

She is survived by: Daughter, Deloris Vaughn of Nacogdoches. 5 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren. Sister, Doris Hunter of California and Tommie Hennigan of Idaho. Brother, Bill Wimberly of Idaho. Special friends: Alton Wilkinson & wife Karen of Center. Sister in laws, Eila Manshack of Center, Hazel Brittain of Center and Joyce Noble of Center. Brother in laws Buddy Baggett of Center and Pete Baggett of Nacogdoches.

Melton Jordon - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 87 year old, Melton Jordan, of Carthage.

6/12/06

Wesley “Eddie” Murphree, 47, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006. He was born August 5, 1958 in Center to John David Murphree and Elora Mae Oswalt.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at Newburn Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bob Merriman officiating.

He is survived by: Daughter: Ashley Murphree of Center. Son: Justin Murphree & Sally Simmons of Center. Mother: Elora “Loe” Gafford & husband Burt of Center. Brother: Joel Murphree & wife Dorothy of Shelbyville. Sister: Linda Adams & husband J.T. of Lufkin. Special Nieces: Shelly Grissom & husband Richard. Loris Droll & husband John. Nephew: Nathan Adams & wife Nicole. Great Niece: Nicole Grissom.

Preceded in death by father, J.D. Murphree.

****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****

Bro. William "Bill" Wiebold - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for Bro. William "Bill" Wiebold. Bro. Wiebold, 80, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006. He was born November 30, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri to William H. Wiebold & Thelma Lucille Thomas Wiebold. Bro. Wiebold preached for 56 years & had a radio ministry for 30 years in Shelby County. He also owned a service station in Center for 22 years & was on the Tenaha School Board for 12 years. He married Betty Jane Ransonette on April 7, 1946. Bro. Wiebold served in the US Navy from 1942-1946.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Walsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Andrew King, Aaron King, Jason Andrus, Darren Andrus, Johnnie Wiebold, Travis Wiebold, Jake Wiebold & William Weeks.

He is survived by: Wife, Betty Wiebold of Tenaha, 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 and Bryon Wiebold & wife Misty of McKinney.

Grandchildren, April McMath & husband Jeff, Darren Andrus, Jason Andrus, Michelle Andrus, Andrew King, Aaron King, Jessica Wiebold, Johnny Wiebold, Travis Wiebold, Jake Wiebold & Jace Montoya.

Great Grandchildren, Kathleen McMath, Emma Andrus, Riley Andrus & Kendell Andrus.

Preceded in death by parents, William H. Wiebold & Thelma Lucille Thomas Wiebold, Sister, dorothey Cooper.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Monday, June 12, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Jack Hanclee Thomason - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 80 year old, Jack Hancle Thomason, a native of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock at Waltrip Funeral Directors. Interment will be in Woodlawn Garden of Memories. Visitation will be this evening from six until eight o’clock at Waltrip Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossbridge Christian Church or to the Spring Branch Lions Club.

Among Mr. Thomason’s survivors are his wife, Wilma, children, Connie Montgomery, of Katy, Danny Thomason, of Houston, Kirk Thomason, of Montgomery, and Cheryl Fojt, of Houston, and his brother, Richard Thomason.

Melton Jordon - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 87 year old, Melton Jordan, of Carthage.

Linda Williams - Hicks Mortuary announces pending services for 53 year old, Linda
Williams, of the East Liberty Community.

6/13/06

Loyce Sims - Loyce Baggett Sims, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, June 13, She was born July 23, 1920 in Shelby County, Texas to Robert E. & Eave Akin. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Stephen Harris & Willard Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Baggett, Michael Baggett, Jesse Tarver, Christopher Fletcher, Danny Baggett & Robert Dale Baggett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Parker, Apolinas Arteaga, Miguel Martinez.

Shel is survived by Sons: Charles Baggett of Center, Glenn Baggett & wife Joy of Nacogdoches, Robert Baggett & wife Linda of Nacogdoches. 11 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Preceded in death by; Husband, Curtis Baggett, Husband, Jesse Sims, Daughter, Patricia Fletcher, Grandson, Mitchell Baggett, Great Grandson, Mathew Baggett, and Sisters, Delia Brooks, Oneta Parrish & Bonnie Hale.

6/14/06

Louisa Moore - Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 93 year old, Louisa Moore, of East Hamilton. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at four o’clock, at East Hamilton Baptist Church. Interment will be in Burton Field Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Moore’s survivors are two daughters, Queen Garrett and Lou Byndom, both of Center, and seven sons, Carl and Billy Moore, both of Houston, and Mervin, Willie, R. L., Robert, and Zepdee Moore, all of Center.

6/15/06

J. M. Jim Livingston - J. M. “Jim” Livingston, 82, of Center, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 15, 2006. He was born March 23, 1924 in Chireno, Texas to Louis Montgomery Livingston & Della Carven Abbott Livingston. Mr. Livingston was a member of the VFW, having served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, was a farmer & rancher and has lived in Shelby County all of his life.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Don Moore II & Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Livingston, Ronnie Livingston, Craig Livingston, Dewayne Lovell, Bryan Livingston, Jeremy Lynch, Eric Livingston & Ryan Lynch. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jack Smith.

He is survived by: Wife, Dorthy Adell Livingston of Center

Children: James Lynn Livingston & wife Catherine of Center, Richard Livingston & wife Dianne of Center, Debbie Samford, Donna Lynch & husband Jerry of Shelbyville, Chuck Livingston of Lufkin

Grandchildren: Wesley Livingston, Ronnie Livingston & wife Marla, Craig Livingston & wife Sharon, Deanne Sample & husband Jason, Dewayne Lovell, Bryan Livingston, Amy Harris & husband Tommy, Delana Lovell, Jeremy Lynch, Stephanie Livingston, Eric Livingston, Ryan Lynch & Hannah Livingston

Great Grandchildren: Emily Reynolds, Whitney Livingston, Madison Livingston, Amber Emerson, Kaylee Emerson, Ally Livingston, Cash Livingston, Darin Livingston, Taryn Livingston, Gauge Sample, Hunter Sample, Briar Sample, Connor Lovell & Jax Haislip.

Sisters:Olga Adams of Center. Gloria Fay “Sis” Fleming of Conroe. Linda Clifton & husband Sammy of Garrison. Pauline Brittain & husband J.I. of New Mexico. Joy Jones & husband Sammy of Shelbyville. Dianne Jones & husband Mike of Center.

Brothers: Bill Livingston & wife Dora Jean of Center. Sam Livingston & wife Ruth of Appleby.

Brother-in-Law, Coy Bush of Center

Preceded by:
Parents, Louis Montgomery Livingston & Della Carven Livingston
Brothers, Audra Livingston, Aubra Livingston
Sisters, Ima Jean Bush & Pat Schroyer
Grandson, Gregory Scott Livingston
Great Grandson, Tony Dustin Lovell

****Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, June 16, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****

Linda Gay Williams - Hicks Mortuary announces services for 53 year old, Linda Gay Williams, of the East Liberty Community. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at East Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery.

Among Ms. Williams’ survivors are two sons, DeWayne Williams, of Center, and Gary Williams, of Tyler, her mother, Mrs. Etta Mae White, of Center, three sisters, Mae Ella Moore and Mae Alice Walker, both of Center, and Rose McDaniel, of Mansfield, Louisiana, and two brothers, Joe L. White, of Shelbyville, and Charles White, of Center.

Lela Mae Blake - Garner and Sons Mortuary announces services for 87 year old, Lela Mae Blake, of Hemphill. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at three o’clock, at Macedonia Baptist Church, in Hemphill. Interment will be in the Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) afternoon from two until seven o’clock at Garner and Son Chapel. A Viewing in Hemphill will take place tomorrow from one o’clock until service time at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Among Mrs. Blake’s survivors is one sister, Wiletha Owens of Hemphill.

6/19/06

Bowden V. "Ben""Bo" Nix - 75, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2006 at a Bossier City hospital. He was born September 10, 1930 in Atoka, Oklahoma to Carl Arron Nix and Estella Prator Nix. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Whitton, Willie Holiey, Ike Cummings, Phil Worsham, Todd Clark and Donnie Moody. Honorary Pallbearer will be Orval Barrick.

He is survived by Wife, Lillian Nix of Joaquin. Daughters, Patricia Perrin of Joaquin, Stella Beatriz of Joaquin, and Dorothy Beatriz of Joaquin. Son, Kenneht Nix of Louisiana. 7 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and 5 Stepchildren. Sisters: Bunella Whitmire of Oklahoma, Ruby Stroop of Oklahoma, Royce Geiger of Oklahoma, and Betty Nix of Oklahoma. Brothers, Ray Nix of Oklahoma and Roger Nix of Oklahoma.

Preceded by loving wife, Jessie Nix, mother of his children. Brothers, Arron Nix & Carl Nix.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 20, 2006 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Paul Newman - Memorial services for Paul Newman, of Iowa, and a former Center resident, will be held this Friday, June 23rd at Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa. His body will be cremated, and memorials may be made to Cedar valley Hospice in Waterloo, Iowa.

Lurline LaFitte - Lurline LaFitte, 85, born December 18, 1920 in Shelbyville, Texas to Sam and Ola Davis LaFitte, Sr. passed away Sunday, June 18, 2006 at a local Nursing Home. Lurline is survived by two brothers: Foch LaFitte & wife Dorothy of El Paso, Texas and Harold LaFitte & wife Melba of Austin, Texas. One sister Marjorie LaFitte Fisher of Houston, Texas. One sister in law Gwen LaFitte of Huxley, Texas., 3 nieces, 6 nephews, Cousins and Friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam & Ola LaFitte Sr., two brothers, Rexta LaFitte and Sam LaFitte Jr., one sister Erdell LaFitte Duncan and one niece Ronda Cox.

Lurline was lifelong resident of the Huxley Community. She was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 4 pm until 8 pm Monday at Mangum Funeral Home and Tuesday morning from 9 am until 12 pm . Graveside Service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Wimberly Cemetery with Bro. Jack Forbis and Bro. Grodon Vaughn officiating.

6/20/06

Floyd Jay King - 77, of Center, passed away Monday, June 19, 2006 at a Lufkin Hospital. He was born October 13, 1928 in Palestine, Texas. Mr. King serviced in the United States Air Force.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating.

He is survived by: Nephew, Bill Windham of Center. Great Nieces: Larenda Murphy & family of Nacogdoches and Brenda Smith of Center. Also numerous great nieces & nephews.

6/22/06

Lessie Hughes Eaves, 93, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. She was born June 22, 1913.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Saturday, June 24, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Joe Adkison, Mike Hailo, Carl W. Adkison, Bobby Welch, Paul Deaton & Tommy Hughes. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence Hughes & husband Sam Eaves.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9pm on Friday, June 23, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. More information to follow.

C.T. Custer - Funeral for C.T. Custer, 79, of Moss Bluff, La., and formerly of Joaquin, will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Lake Charles, with the Rev. Chris Fuselier officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Custer died June 19, 2006, in Lake Charles. Born in Shamrock, Okla., he was the son of Cecil and Bonnie Anderson Custer. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Mobil Oil. He was U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II, and was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, Haslam. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Withers Custer; son, Russell Wade Custer; daughters, Yvette Precht and Missy Guillory; and seven grandchildren. Johnson Funeral Home, Lake Charles, La.

6/23/06

Benjamin Thomas Dixon McClellan - Services celebrating the life of Benjamin Thomas Dixon McClellan, 75, were held on June 20, 2006 at the Rose Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, La. Interment was at the Central Baptist Church Cemetery in Robeline, Louisiana. Officiating was Rev. Al Turner , pastor of First
Baptist Church Logansport and Rev. Jack “Bubba” Mills Jr., Asst. Pastor and Minister of Youth of First Baptist. Beginning the services the song “Daddy’s Hands” was performed by granddaughter, Mary McClellan. Before the very moving and heartwarming message, a song that Mr. McClellan heard his mother sing almost endlessly during his childhood and youth, “The Gray Speckled Bird” was sung by Bro. John Neilson. The message closed with the song, “The Dad He Didn't Have To Be".

Preceded in death by his brother, Major McClellan and wives Earlene Kea McClellan and Sandra Baggett McClellan, he left many loved ones behind including wife of 23 years, Barbara Neal McClellan; brother, John L. and wife, Sue McClellan; sister, Rachel and husband, Henry Jones; sons Ricky and wife, Janice McClellan; Tim and wife Cathy McClellan; Bruce and wife Rhonda McClellan; Carey McClellan; Dixon McClellan Jr; James McClain and wife Adonna; Michael McClain and wife Mikie. Daughters are Joyce Ann (McClellan) and husband Lonnie Glaze; Angie (McClain) and
husband Tony Parrish ; Selena (McClellan) and husband Mike Weaver; and
Claudann (McClellan) and husband Bruce Jones. He was also blessed with 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Born in New Edenburg, Arkansas on September 21, 1930 to the late Jewel McClellan and Arah Gray McClellan, Dick spent his younger working years doing various jobs and on the weekends to travel to rodeo arenas taking a chance on riding or roping anything he could. Being well known as a cutting horse trainer, he and his young family spent several years on a ranch in Arkansas as a trainer.

In the 60’s his profession changed to construction and once more his dare devil attitude took him to places he had only dreamed of. His traveling days ended in Logansport, Louisiana when Georgia Pacific was being built. Falling in love with the beautiful countryside and the Sabine he retired from Louisiana Pacific. After a couple of months he realized that he had worked too long to quit now so found employment at Kirkland Enterprises in Joaquin, TX. There he was know by all the “girls” as
“Mr. D.” and was loved by all of them.

From there he went to the Logansport Dump Site and spent the last five years of his life enjoying the company of others. Dick, or “Mr. Dick” as known by many, never met a person that he didn’t talk to and he loved to talk. Having many years of very interesting stories about his travels while working, family and life in general, he could talk for
hours.

Always wanting to do a job right he sometimes made people mad because he would tell them where to put their trash. But, that was the way he was and rarely backed down. He was a hard worker, doing nothing half way, and taught his own children this very important trait.

He was a man that loved his family with all of his heart. And accepted each of them as the unique individuals they were. His heart was as big as he was, always willing to help a friend, family member or even a stranger. His pockets were deep when a grandchild was around and they knew how to play him for a sucker. Having a very large blended family he treated each child equally, scolding when necessary and praising more
often than necessary.

This man was a very independent person and rarely asked for help because he didn’t want to impose himself on anyone. He was that way even to the very end. His loved ones know that he is know enjoying life everlasting, saying “Hi there” to everyone that comes through those pearly white gates.

Pallbearers were Michael Deutsch, Robbie Gurley, Todd Kreamer, Major (Boo) McClellan, Dwayne Mitchell and Jay Smallwood

Honorary Pall bearers were: John Walton & Odell Jackson

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Heart Association or The First Baptist Church Logansport “84” Youth Building Fund.

Max Menefee, - 84, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born October 30, 1921 in Tenaha, Texas to Ralph Menefee & Fannie Mettaeur Menefee. He served in the US Navy during World War II and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha, Texas with Rev. James Knight & Rev. Jim Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Greg Covington, John Lewis, Kip Menefee, Jesse Christian, Chad Menefee & Bob Parker.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Bill Ginn, John Mettauer & Randall Parker.

He is survived by: Wife: Charlcye Menefee of Tenaha. Sons: Leland Menefee & wife Peggy of Mt. Pleasant. Joe Menefee & fiancé Donna McBride of Mt. Pleasant and Mitch Menefee & wife Shannon of Tenaha.

Daughter: Melissa Covington & husband James Paul of Nacogdoches.
11 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-Law: Vivian Menefee

****Visitation will be Friday, June 23, 2006 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****

Ola Mae Hendricks - Ola Mae Hendricks, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006. She was born January 5, 1921 in Shelby County, Texas to William N. Crawford and Lola Thornton Crawford.

Graveside services will be held at 4:30 pm on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at White Rock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Dane Samford, Chris Walker, Cody Beckham, Nick Walker, Kenny Walker, Jeremy Samford & Jacob Lamb.

She is survived by: Son: Jerry L. Hendricks & wife Eula of Magnolia.
Daughter: LaNell Beckham & husband Butch of Timpson
Sister: Verlene King of Houston
Grandchildren: Jerry Dane Samford, Shawna Walker, Cody Beckham, Toska Vaughn & Walter Lee Hendricks.
15 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by husband, Travis & Son, Walter Glenn

****Visitation will be Saturday, June 24, 2006 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center****

6/24/06

Lois Lenore McCollum - 85, of Center passed away Friday, June 23, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. Funeral Mass will be 8 am Monday, June 26, 2006 at St. Therese Catholic Church Center, Texas with Father Jones Jayaraj officiating. Burial will be Tuesday at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Albuquerque. NM.

Visitation will be Sunday June 25, 2006 starting at 10 am at Mangum Funeral Home with the Rosary to begin at 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born August 5, 1920 in Kansas City to parents Sterling A. & Mary E. (Ryan) McCollum, Sr. She was an Executive Secretary for the Secretary for the Department of Defnse.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Sterling A. McCollum Jr. and Dale E. McCollum, one sister Shirley R. McCollum Smith.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Louise McCollum of Huxley and Pat Snider & husband M.C. "Joe" of Huxley and 16 Nieces and Nephews.

Services are under the directions of Mangum Funeral Home

6/26/06

Luriene Gunter Oates - 77, of LaPorte, passed away Monday, June 26, 2006. She was born November 10, 1928 in Joaquin, Texas to R.L. Gunter and Lula Blanche Priester Gunter. She was a homemaker, mother & grandmother.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 2, 2006 at Willow Grove Church in Joaquin with Bro. Mike Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Q. Oates, Jeffrey Whitney, Ray Castro, Stephen Mills, Mark Mills & John Mills.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Albert Gunter & Mike Gunter

She is survived by:
Daughters: Cynthia Peters & husband David of LaPorte and Nelda Mills & husband Robert of Pasadena. Son: John Fischer Oates & wife Melinda of LaPorte.
Grandchildren: Shana Velez & husband Frank, Amanda Lambert & husband Norman,
John Mills & wife Brenda, Stephen Mills & Steve Brownlow, Jeffrey Whitney, Jessica Castro & husband Ray and John Q. Oates & wife Hyeki. Great Grandchildren: Alex Velez, Jacob Velez, Jonathan Mills, Bradley Mills, Brendon Mills, Dylan Mills, Emily Castro, Matthew Castro, Tyler Whitney, Elias Whitney, Isiah Whitney, Meagan Lambert, Megan Finck, Jordan Finck & Jonah Lambert.

Preceded by husband, John Calvin Oates


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