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March 2006

3/2/06

Velma Lee
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 86 year old, Velma Lee, of Center. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from five until eight o’clock. Among Ms. Lee’s Survivors are one son, Lawrence Edward Gandy, of Arizona, and two daughters, Barbara Tabaka, and Sandi Sample, both of Center.

Alton L. Lee
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 71 year old, Alton L. Lee, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, in the Appleby Community. Visitation will be this (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock. Among Mr. Lee’s survivors are his wife, Loretta Lee, of Garrison, one son, Kenneth Lee, of Garrison, one daughter, Kathy Kortz, of Seguin, and three sisters, Mildred Watson, of Nacogdoches, and Johnnie Ruth Jopling, and LaMerle Bashinski, both of Garrison.

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3/3/06

Mildred Wigley Dean Langford
Funeral services for Mildred Wigley Dean Langford, 92. of Lufkin will be held Monday, March 6, 2006 at 1 pm in the First Assembly of God Family Church with Reverend Elbert Smart and Reverend Charles Wigley officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 pm in the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Mrs. Langford was born October 18, 1913 in Louisiana, to the late Winifred (Robinette) and Ed Carney , and died Thursday, March 2, 2006 in a local hospital. Mrs. Langford had resided in Lufkin since 2002. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Family Church. Survivors include her sons and daughter in law. Rev. Charles and Faye Wigley and Michael and Ginger Wigley, all of Conroe, daughter and son in law, Ann and Pastor Bob Lewis of Lufkin, stepdaughter, Joyce Dean of Nacogdoches, stepdaughter and son in law Carolyn and Ellis "Buddy" Patterson of Nacogdoches, stepson and daughter in law, Robert Earl and Janie Dean of Nacogdoches, 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jasper Wigley, L.D. Dean and Larry Langford, and daughter Verna Putman. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Langford's grandsons: Mark Lewis, Dennis Lewis, Charlie Wigley, Dr. Larry Putman, David Putman and Daron Wigley. The family extends special thanks to the wonderful nursing staff at Pinecrest Methodist Retirement Community, Dr. Kyle Krohn and the nursing staff of Woodland Heights Step Down. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Carroway Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

Lela Parker
Graveside services for 97 year old, Lela Parker, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Center. Among Ms. Parker’s survivors are a daughter, Marjorie Culver, of Oklahoma, a son, Billy Rae Parker, of Georgia, and a brother, Hoy McMahon, of Center.

Freddy V. Cook
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 69 year old, Freddy V. Cook, of Garrison. Military graveside services will be Monday Morning at 10 o’clock, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Garrison. Visitation will be tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon from two until four o’clock, at Garrison funeral Home. Among Mr. Cook’s survivors are two son, Rodger Cook, of Buffalo, and Robert Cook, of Nacogdoches, two daughters, Margaret “Missy” Williams, of Garrison, and Bonnie Risinger, of Mount Enterprise, two brothers, Johnny Cook, of Garrison, and Jack Cook, of Henderson, and three sisters, Lily Lou Adams, of Center, Jane Jordan, of California, and Frances Cook, of Dallas.

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3/4/06

Mirther "Pat" Picolla Patrick
Mithe Picolla Patrick, know to many as Pat Patrick, passed away March 4, 2006 at her home in Savoy, Texas at the age of 81. Ms. Patrick was born July 13, 1924 in Hall Summit, Louisiana to parents Dewey and Susie Smith who preceded her in death. She married Thomas Alton Patrick on September 17, 1940 in Coushatta, Louisiana and moved to West Carroll Parish Louisiana soon afterward, living there for many years while farming and raising a family. She later moved to Kilgore, Texas before finally moving to Savoy, Texas in her job as a USDA inspector, where she resided for over 20 years. She loved gardening and being outdoors. She also spent many hours playing dominos and cards with her friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, March 6, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

Survived by : Children, Tom Patrick and wife Sachiko, Joyce Kane and husband Jack, Jinx Preble, Barbara Kelly and husband Paul, Ron Patrick and wife Linda. Grandchildren, Chuck Kane, Lisa Patrick, Michelle Preble, Stephen Cole, Pam Rachal, Erin Patrick, Donnie Preble and Megan Patrick. Sister, Myrtis Holloway. Also a number of nieces, nephews, a host of extended family and long time friends who will all remember her with love. She is preceded by an infant son, Dewey Lynn Patrick. Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 7 pm Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Dessie Jones
Graveside services for Bessie Jones, 92, of Center, formerly of Joinersville, will be held at 2 pm, Sunday March 5, 2006 at Mount Hope Cemetery with Rev. John Cheney officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Crawford Crim Bryan Funeral Home in Henderson.

Mrs. Jones died March 3, in Center. She was born on Feb. 5, 1914, in Point, Texas. She was a member of West Main Baptist Church in Henderson and was employed as a cook with Gaston Schools.

Family will recieve friends from 5-7 pm Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Jones and on granddaughter. Survivors include: Three sons and daughters in law, Jimmy and Pat Jones of Carrollton, George W. and Ruth Jones of Center and Billy Joe and Linda Jones of Longview. Five grandchildren and Seven great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mount Hope Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 68, Joinerville, Tx. 75658. Online tributes and condolences may be made to www.mem.com

JoAnn O'Rear Lanigan
JoAnn Lanigan, 74, of Shreveport, passed away Friday, March 3, 2006. She was born November 24, 1931 in Shelby County, Texas to Joe O'Rear and Hilda Wych O'Rear. Mrs. Lanigan was a 1949 graduate of Shelbyville High School and was Catholic faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating

Survivors include: Husband, Kenneth Lanigan of Shreveport, La. and Daughter, Pat Lanigan and Roger Clark of Shreveport, La.

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3/5/06

Samuel R. (Sammy) Daw
Sammy Daw, age, 68 of Willis, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2006. He was born November 30, 1937 in Vivian La. to M. D. (Sarks) Daw and Pardita Miller Daw. Mr. Daw was a 1956 graduate of Joaquin High School and a 1961 graduate of Texas A&M. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas with Rev. John Davis and Rev. Charles Freeman officiating. Interment will be in the Joaquin Cemetery. Survivors Include: Wife, Carolyn Cockrell Daw of Willis, Daughters, Mary Angela Daw of Virginia Beach Va., Suzannne Huntand husband Eric of Coppell, Grandson, Thomas Austin Carriker of Coppell, Sister, Marlanne Gordon of Portland, Oregon, Mother in law, Oleta Cockrell of Joaquin. Visitation will begin at 11 am Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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3/6/06

William "Bill" Smith
William "Bill" Smith, 71, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at his home in Livingston, Tx. He was born September 23, 1934 in Houston, Tx. Bill was Police Chief in Livingston from 1976 to 1983. He also worked as Chief Deputy in Walker County and for the Houston Metro Police. He retired from the Navy having attained the rank of SMC. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 10 am at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Herb Graf officiating. Burial will be held in Strong Cemetery in Center, Texas at 3 pm. He is survived by Wife Sally Joneil Smith of Livingston, Son, Tim Smith & wife Debbie of Livingston, Daughter, Mary Beth Terry of San Saba, 6 Grandchildren, Brother, Jerry Smith & wife Angle of Austin, Brother, Jack Smith of Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his father Carl Smith and his mother Syble Harrison Smith.

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3/7/06

Jakendrick Maurice Roland
Community Funeral Home, of Center announces memorial services for infant, Jakendrick Maurice Roland, of New Harmony. Memorial services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Bennet Chapel Cemetery. Infant Jakendrick Roland is the son of Angela Cartwright and Lakendrick Roland.

Richard Stanley Ballard
Stephenville Funeral Home announces services for 70 year old, Richard Stanley Ballard, of Dublin. Services will be Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, at Stephenville Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park, in Center. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society. On-line condolences may be made to www.funeralhmtx.com. Among Mr. Ballard’s survivors are his wife, Rebekah, three daughters, Egypt Morgan, of Granbury, Deanna Quirl, of Little Elm, and Rachel Bretthorst, of Mississippi, Mother, Peggy Dee Ballard, of Carthage, and one sister, Nancy Mills, of Carthage.

Zelma Brewer
Sid Roberts Funeral Home announces services for Zelma Brewer, of Nacogdoches. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Zion Hill First Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock, and will continue until five p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home; a pre-celebration of her life will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock at Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ, in Nacogdoches.

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3/8/06

Shirley Tippit
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 76 year old, Shirley Tippit, of Center. Services will be this (Wednesday) afternoon at one o’clock, at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Wednesday) morning from eight until noon at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Ms. Tippit’s survivors are one son, Louis Ciccone, of Colorado, one daughter, Virginia Self, of Oklahoma, and two brothers, Jimmy Corder, of California, and Bobby Corder, of Crosby.

Sanders Dixon
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 67 year old, Sanders Dixon, of the Mount Gillion Community. Servcies will be Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Among Mr. Dixon’s survivors are his wife, Sheila Dixon, of Center, two sons, Tiquan Dixon and Scotty Emanis, both of Center, two daughters, Leslie Courmier, of Center, and Emmie Bailey, of Shelbyville, three brothers, Robert Dixon, of Houston, L. B. Brown, of Nacogdoches, and Ray Dixon, of Louisiana, and two sisters, Velma Brown, of center, and Chanie Grubbs, of Silsbee.

Ethridge Ford "Sam" Cobb
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 64 year old, Ethridge Ford “Sam” Cobb, formerly of San Augustine County. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at McMahon Chapel. Burial will be in Tebo Ranch Cemetery. Among Mr. Cobb’s survivors are his wife, Judith, one daughter, Heidi Cobb, of Fort Worth, and two sons, Tyler Cobb, of Fort Worth, and Trey Cobb, of Weatherford.

Johnny Ray Cartwright
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 49 year old, Johnny Ray Cartwright, of the New Harmony Community. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Triumph First Pentecostal Church. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery. Among Mr. Cartwright’s survivors are his mother, Velma Cartwright, of Shelbyville, his wife, Linda Sue Cartwright, of San Augustine, one son, Vincent Cartwright, of Shelbyville, three brothers, T. C. Cartwright, Junior, of Shelbyville, Clifton Earl Cartwright, of Tenaha, and Tommy Charles Cartwright, of Orange, and three sisters, Margie Faye Garrett, Emma Jean Cartwright, and Mary Thompson, all three of Shelbyville.

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3/9/06

Sanders Dixon
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 67 year old, Sanders Dixon, of the Mount Gillion Community. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Among Mr. Dixon’s survivors are his wife, Sheila Dixon, of Center, two sons, Tiquan Dixon and Scotty Emanis, both of Center, two daughters, Leslie Courmier, of Center, and Emmie Bailey, of Shelbyville, three brothers, Robert Dixon, of Houston, L. B. Brown, of Nacogdoches, and Ray Dixon, of Louisiana, and two sisters, Velma Brown, of Center, and Chanie Grubbs, of Silsbee.

James Carroll Oliver
Taylor Funeral Home announces the passing of 80 year old, James Carroll Oliver, of Timpson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. His body has been cremated. Among Mr. Oliver’s survivors are his wife, Georgette Pauwles Oliver, of Timpson, one son, Jimmy Carroll Oliver, of Mineola, three brothers, Gordon Oliver, of Houston, Dr. Byron Oliver, of the Virgin Islands, and Cecil Oliver, of Timpson, and two sisters, Bess Reeves, of Center, and Caroline Elliott, of Houston

Mark Tracy Allen
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending services for 35 year old, Mark Tracy Allen, of San Augustine. Among Mr. Allen’s survivors are his wife, Starla Allen, of San Augustine, three daughters, Sierra Allen and Cheyenne Allen, both of San Augustine, and Krystine Allen, of Hudson, one son, John Allen, of Hudson, his parents, Roy Roscoe Allen, Senior, and Rachel, of Chireno, three brothers, Michael and Roy Roscoe Allen, Junior, both of Chireno, and Wayne, and one sister, Jeannie.

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3/12/06

Ruth Haley Bridwell
Ruth Haley Bridwell, age 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006. She was born May 21, 1917 in Mineola to Benjamin Denton Haley and Daisy Mae Haley. Mrs Bridwell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center. She taught the third and fourth grade Sunday school class at First Baptist for over 38 years. Mrs. Bridwell was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She had been a resident of Shelby County for most of her life. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, March 13, 2006 at Waston & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. In lieu of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Lottie Moon Mission Fund at the First Baptist Church in Center. Pallbearers will be Randy McLeroy, Wade Anderson, Charlie Barr, Johnny Barr, Danny West and Delbert Beckham. Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Anderson. Survivors Include: Sons, James H. Bridwell of Austin, L.E. "Buddy" Bridwell and wife Tina of Center. Son in law, R.W. White of Santa Fe, Brother, James W. Haley and wife Frances of Mineola, Sister in laws, Blanche Haley of Center and Mary E. Haley of Center. Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. Also a number of nieces, nephews & a host of friend. Preceded in Death by Parents, Benjamin Denton Haley and Daisy Mae Holmes Haley, Husband, L.H. Bridwell, Daughters, Bobbie Jane White and Daisy Mae Bridwell, Brothers, Eugene "Pete" Haley, Edwin Haley and Denton Haley. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez, age 51, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin. Services will be 2 pm Monday, March 13, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Visitation will be Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Noon until 9 pm and Monday starting at 8 am and untill service time. She was born July 18, 1954 in Tamazunchale S.L.P, Mexico to Reyes Martinez & Marelane Hernandez. Surviving Relatives: Husband, Erasto Hernandez Sr. of Center. Children: Valdemar & Marua Hernandez of Center, Edith & Abraham Chavira of Center, Gustaro Hernandez of Center, Erasto Jr. & Guadalupe Hernandez of Center and Mayte & Jose Rios of Martinville. 9 Grandchildren: Almerleyder, Gabriel, Yarasella, Ivan, Rosio, Veronica, David, Cinthia Itzel, & Yareli. Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

 

3/13/06

Lutishia B. Hatton
Lutishia B. Hatton, 79, of Center, passed away March 12, 2006 in Nacogdoches. Ms. Hatton was born August 4, 1926 in the Patroon Community of Shelby County to Ebb W. and Mary Dwire Campbell. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, with Kyle Campbell & Jeremy Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. Pallbearers will be Dan Eddins, Mark Price, Ted Eddins, Cliff Sedtal, Mike Eddins & Brett Hatton. She is survived by: Son: Lynn Hatton & wife Linda of Rye, Daughters: Sue Eddins & husband Ted of Lufkin, Diann Price & husband Teague of Logansport. 6 Grandchildren & 1 Step Grandchild, 5 Great Grandchildren. Sister,Patsy Jones & Charlie of Patroon. Brownie Jo Minton & husband Marlon, Jr. of Mauriceville. Sister-in-Law: Wilma Campbell of Center. Preceded by: husband, Lem Hatton. Grandson, David Price. Brother, Elmo Campbell.

* Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center.

J.C. Spruiell
J.C. “Jake” Spruiell, of Shelbyville, devoted husband, father, and grandfather peacefully departed this life on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in Tyler at the age of 68. J.C. was born March 9, 1938 in Tahoka to Fred and Noveta Pauline Spruiell. He moved to Shelbyville from Marble Falls, Texas in 1996. J.C. attended South Plains College in Levelland. He married Carol Ann McCrary on March 3, 1967 in Brownwood. J.C. was employed as a supervisor by Amoco Production for 45 years and retired in 1998. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a Worshipful Master for Shelbyville Masonic Lodge, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Pauline Spruiell and a sister, Linda Hoyt. Those left to mourn his passing include his wife, Carol; one daughter, Jan and husband Ted Currington of Levelland; two sons: Jesse and wife Shelli Spruiell of Marble Falls, and Tim Spruiell of Nacogdoches; six grandchildren: Christi and husband Matt Reed, Chad and wife Ann Currington, and Justin, Corky, Randy, and Landon Spruiell; three great grandchildren: Layton and Kyler Reed, and Brylee Currington; Five brothers; Bill Spruiell of Joaquin, Howard Spruiell of Center, Bobby Spruiell of Austin, Freddy Spruiell and Ronnie Spruiell of Levelland; four sisters; Juanita Leonard of Denison, Trudy McArthur of Spur, Jan Blankenship of Granite Shoals, and Shelly Kelsay of Ariel Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. Celebration of life services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at the Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Wilton Blackmon officiating. Graveside services officiated by Robert Risinger and fellow lodge brothers will follow at Strong Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 6 – 8 pm at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

3/14/06

Thelma Bush Langley
Thelma Bush Langley, age, 94, of Center, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Services will be 10 am Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Tim Perkins officating, burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 am until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. She was born May 21, 1911 in Shelby County to Jess & I.T. Bush. She was member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ. Preceded in death by Parents: Jess & I.T. Bush, Husband: Ray Langley, Brother: Ray Bush, Nephew: David McSwain, & Great Nephew: Mitchell McSwain. Surviving Relatives: Brother & Sister in law: Ozroe & Juanita Bush of Center. Sister & Brother in law: Fay McSwain Allen & husband Bill of Bradley, Ark. Nieces: Carolyn Golden of Center, Connie Stewart & Husband, Ronnie of Mt. Pleasant. Nephews: Larry McSwain & wife Rose of Center, Kelly Ray Bush of Pasadena. Services under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

Wayne Boyett
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 51 year old, Wayne Boyett, of Joaquin. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Brookland Cemetery, in Joaquin. Brother Wayne Jones and Brother Ron McClelland will officiate. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from four until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Mr. Boyett’s survivors are his mother, Bernice Boyett, of Joaquin, two brothers, Johnnie Joe Boyette, of Newton, and Jackie Boyett, of Joaquin, and one sister, Mary Stanley and husband Gary, of Joaquin.

3/15/06

Laura Lynn Tremaine
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 41 year old, Laura Lynn Tremaine, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10 o’clock, at First Baptist Church in Garrison. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. Among Ms. Tremaine’s survivors are her mother, Judy Crump, of Timpson, maternal grandmother, Gordon Freund, of Shreveport, paternal grandmother, Margaret Gayeski, of Florida, husband, Scott Tremaine, of Highlands, son, Scotty Tremaine, of Timpson, daughter, Tabitha Rawlinson, of Timpson, one brother, Avery Wedding, of Timpson, and one sister, Terri Strahan, of Timpson.

Robert Wilson
Percy Garner and son Mortuary announces services for 81 year old, Robert Wilson, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at China Chapel Baptist Church, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Redland Cemetery. Visitation is today (Wednesday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel. Among Mr. Wilson’s survivors are his wife, Bessie Wilson, of San Augustine, one daughter, Ellen Joy Mosby, of San Augustine, five sons, Benny J., Thomas and James Lynn Wilson, all three of San Augustine, and Robert Junior and Allen Wilson, both of Houston, and one brother, Eddie Wilson, of San Augustine.

Jean Williams Bird Turpin
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 83 year old, Jean Williams Bird Turpin, of Garrison. Services will be Friday afternoon at one o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) evening from six until eight o’clock. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Garrison First Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Among Ms. Turpin’s survivors are two daughters, Kathryn Gardner, of Ore City, and Sue Grimes, of Cedar Park, three sons, John Bird, of Trinity, James Turpin, of Tomball, and Dan Turpin, of Houston, one brother, Bill Williams, of Holly Springs, and one sister, Mrs. Novis Moore, of Dallas.

Mark "Tuck" Singleton
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 98 year old, Mark “Tuck” Singleton, of Geneva. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Countyline Baptist Church in Geneva. Interment will be in Countyline Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Chapel. Among Mr. Singleton’s survivors are three sons, Calvin Singleton, of Fort Worth, Jerry Wayne Singleton, of Center, and Lester Earl Singleton, of Newton, and five daughters, Florine Barnes, of Mesquite, Eartha Wynell Singleton, of Geneva, Jeanette Singleton, of Geneva, Caroly Jean Young, of Newton, and Jannie Latham, of Hemphill.

Eddie Arthur Cross Junior
Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 28 year old, Eddie Arthur Cross Junior, of Timpson. Services will be Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, at First Assembly of God in Timpson. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery.

Among Mr. Cross’s survivors are his mother, Rubsy Ann Furch, of Fort Worth, and his father, Eddie Arthur Cross Senior, of Timpson.

3/16/06

Johnny "Jack" Vaught
Services for Johnny “Jack” Vaught, of Orange and formerly of Stockman, will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at four o’clock, at Mount Olive Cemetery, in the Silas Community. Among Mr. Vaught’s survivors are his wife, Arlene, four sisters, Shirley Fancher, Vernell Malone, Fay Bolton, and Mae Minton, and two brothers, Laurel Vaught, and Max Vaught.

Oren Booth
Hick’s Mortuary announces pending services for Oren Booth, of Center.

3/17/06

Mozelle Bright
Mozelle Bright, 82, of Center, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006. Ms. Bright was born January 14, 1924 in Shelby County, Texas to George L. Williams & Vena Bailey Williams. She was of Pentecostal faith. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. M.D. Lamon officiating. Interment will follow at White Roch Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Mac Windham, Buck Green, Joey Spinks, Edward Williams, Brian Bright and Robert Bright Jr.

She is survived by: Son, Robert Bright & wife Kathy of Nacogdoches. 10 Grandchildren & a number of Great Grandchildren. Sisters: Mary Swagger & husband Joe of Vidor, Jean Windham & husband Tom of Center, Pauline Garrison of Dallas. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Fernella Eddins
Fernella Russell Eddins, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006. Ms.Eddins was born January 21, 1912 in Shelby County, Texas to David A. Russell & Elizabeth A. Jarry Russell. She was a retired teacher and member of Mt. Herman Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Kyle Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas. She is survived by: Sons, Ted Eddins & wife Sue of Lufkin, L.D. Eddins of Center. Grandchildren, Dan Eddins & wife Karen of Lufkin, Ted Eddins Jr. & wife Loretta of Lufkin, Mike Eddins of Lufkin. Great Grandchildren: Daniel Eddins, Ashley Eddins, John David Eddins, Abby Eddins, & Justin Steptoe. Preceded in death by husband, Lomer D. Eddins. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

3/20/06

Mable Edith Fuller Allbritton
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 99 year old, Mable Edith Fuller Allbritton, of Broaddus. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Interment will be in Broaddus Cemetery.

Roy H. Ramsey
Taylor Funeral Home announces pending services for 92 year old, Roy H. Ramsey, of Lufkin, and formerly of Timpson.

Annie Mae O'Neal
Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending services for 69 year old, Annie Mae O’Neal, of Center.

3/22/06

Frances V. Keener
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 61 year old, Frances V. Keener, of Keithville, Louisiana. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery, in Joaquin.

Among Mrs. Keener’s survivors are her husband, Terry Keener, of Keithville, two daughters, Donna Holmes, of Shangaloo, Louisiana, and Dolly Procell, of Keithville, one son, Tommy Green, of Bossier City, Louisiana, one sister, Mary Smith, of Shreveport, one brother, Sonny Voight, of Longview, and two stepdaughters, Terry Mayberry, of Blanchard, Louisiana, and Jennifer Bassco, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

3/23/06

Charlcie Faye Keaster
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Charlcie Faye Keaster, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Sowell Cemetery. Mrs. Keaster will lie in state at Bethel Missionary Church beginning at noon today (Thursday) and continuing until service time. Among Mrs. Keaster’s survivors are her husband, Lawson Keaster, of San Augustine, four sons, Paul, Roy, Darron and Arron Proctor, one daughter, Linda Eddings, and two stepsons, Jerry and Boyce Keaster.

Annie Mae O'Neal
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for 69 year old, Annie Mae O’Neal, of Center. Services will be Saturday at noon at Saint Paul Baptist Church, in Center. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Among Ms. O’Neal’s survivors are one sister, Bobbie O’Neal, of Dallas, and two brothers, Willie O’Neal, of Houston, and Charles O’Neal, of Center.

Norean Evans
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Norean Evans, of San Augustine. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Dickerson Cemetery. Among Mrs. Evans’ survivors are her husband, James M. Evans, of San Augustine, two daughters, Pat Adkins, and Maxine Rogers, both of San Augustine, three sons, Elton and Charles Evans, both of San Augustine, and Calvin Evans, of Nacogdoches, one brother, Vernon Hightower, of San Augustine, and three sisters, /Frankie Davis, of Clyde, Katie Willey, of Nederland, and Lola Runnels, of Nacogdoches.

3/24/06

Geraldine "Sissy" Sanford - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 63 year old, Geraldine “Sissy” Sanford, of Mexia. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Border’s Cemetery. Among Ms. Sanford’s survivors are her sister, Joyce Mayo, of Lufkin, and her stepfather, Aaron Mayo and wife, Velma, of Lufkin.

Shirley Simon Ford - Memorial services have been announced for 92 year old, Shirley Simon Ford, of San Augustine. Services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

3/27/06

Bernice Pate- Bernice Tamplin Pate, 80, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006. She was born March 23, 1926 in Shelbyville to Levi Tamplin & Veriel Bailey Tamplin. Ms. Pate was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas. Pallbearers will be Donald Wayne Pate, Gary Boese, Ben Pate, Chuck Tamplin, Brodie Tamplin & Phillip Pedigo. She is survived by: Son: Donald Wayne Pate & wife Carolyn of Orange Daughter: Julie Boese & husband Gary of Magnolia Granddaughter:Lauren Pate of Orange Grandsons: Ben Pate of Houston Phillip Pedigo of Rio Rancho, New Mexico Great Granddaughter: Taylor Andrew of Orange Preceded in death by husband, J.E. Pate. ****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****

Eva Coyle- Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 82 year old, Eva Coyle, of Center..

Burce D. Martin-Services were held yesterday at Wyman Roberts Chapel for 77 year old, Bruce D. Martin, of Larue, and formerly of San Augustine County. Interment was in Lowes Chapel Cemetery.

Lisa Rushing -Services were held yesterday at Wyman Roberts Chapel for 36 year old, Lisa Rushing, of Broaddus. Interment was in Broaddus Cemetery.

Hooker Warr - Laird Funeral Home announces services for 95 year old, Hooker Warr, formerly of the Old Salem Community. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches. Interment will be in Mount Herman Cemetery.

Debra Roberts Taylor - Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 49 year old, Debra Roberts Taylor, of San Augustine.

Mrs. Dilcy Borders - Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 99 year old, Mrs. Dilcy Borders, of San Augustine.

3/28/06

Modena Parker Manshack - 87, of Center, passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 in a Houston hospital. She was born September 22, 1918 in Shelby County to Chester Parker & Winnie Faulk Parker. She was a member of Campti Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Steele & Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Philip Jones, Bradley Odom, Ed Garcia, Kevin Denby, W.J. Goings, Brian Borders & Bill Collum.
She is survived by: Son: James Manshack & wife Ella of Center. Daughters: Helen Wilson & husband Maurice Huxley. Cherry Jones & husband Mike. Grandchildren: Carolyn Odom of Huxley, Catherine Garcia & husband Ed of Ft. Worth, Philip Jones & wife Amanda of Center, Susan Denby & husband Ken of Hallsville, Randy Hughes & wife Kathy of Nacogdoches. Great Grandchildren: Bradley Odom & wife Aleena of Tenaha, Ethan Garcia of Ft. Worth, Will Garcia of Ft. Worth, Ally Jones of Center, Chandler Jones of Center. Great Great Grandchild: Allison Odom of Tenaha Sister-in-Law: Gladys Hardy Preceded in death by: Husband, Melvin Manshack Parents, Chester & Winnie Faulk Parker Brother, Ellsworth Parker Sisters, Gladys Parker & Odell Whitley
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****

Eva Coyle - 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006 in a Shreveport hospital. She was born November 20, 1923 in Haskell, Texas to Henry Melvin Veach & Cora Ann Roman Veach. Ms. Pate was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Herbert officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Shires, Cody Coyle, Steven Choat, Chris Spruiell, Allen Spruiell & Daniel Jacobs. She is survived by: Husband: W.R. (Dub) Coyle of Center. Daughter: Ann Calzada of Poplarville, Mississippi. Sons: J.B. (Ben) Coyle of Center. Keith Coyle & wife Renee of Gillette, Wyoming. Sister:Ruby Pate of Center. 12 Grandchildren: Wanda, Steve, Valorie, Cindy, Luisa, Felipe, Misty Skip, Cody, Cassie, Angela & Stephanie. 20 Great Grandchildren: Sasha, Michael, Nathan, Vance, Trenton, Kyle, Brooklyn, Rachael, Jaret, Ronnie, Scott, Jr., Tr?, TJ, Tamara, Tristen, Alexis, Kylie, Courtney, Javon & Trevon. 1 Great Great Grandchild: Mary Jane
Preceded in death by:Parents. Son, Kelly L. Coyle. Brothers, John Veach, Troy Veach, Osker Veach, Gene Veach. Sister, Pauline Spruiell .
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****

Eugene Kelly Jefferson - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 85 year old, Eugene Kelly Jefferson, of Chireno. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Shiloh Baptist Church. Interment in Shiloh Cemetery.

Among Mr. Jefferson’s survivors are his wife, Lela Jefferson, of Chireno, two daughters, Betty Collins, of Center, and Mary Ann Lock, of Center, two sons, Gary Jefferson, of Bossier City, and Tommy Jefferson, of Center, and one stepson, Neal John Shelton, of San Augustine.

Angelia Diane Ballard - Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for 41 year old, Angelia Diane Ballard, of Nacogdoches. Services will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at Crossroads Christian Center, in San Augustine. Interment in Corinth Cemetery.

Among Ms. Ballard’s survivors are her husband, Timothy Ballard, of Bronson, two daughters, Klancie Bailey, of McKinney, and Laura Ashley, of Nacogdoches, two stepdaughters, Laurelyn Ward, of Weatherford, and Elizabeth Ballard, of Weatherford, a stepson, Timothy Ballard II, of Weatherford, her parents, Gene and Becky Barlow, of San Augustine, and one sister, Ondrea Fournier, of Canada

William Burt - Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches announces services for 80 year old, William Burt, of Nacogdoches. Graveside services will be tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock, at Sunset Cemetery, in Nacogdoches. Visitation is this (Tuesday) evening from five until seven o’clock, at Laird Funeral Home.

Among Mr. Burt’s survivors are his wife, Syble, one daughter, Tona, both of Nacogdoches, and three brothers, Brother Vernon Burt, of Brookland, Don Burt, of Center, and Billy Burt, of Jasper.

Olivia Cartwright - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces pending services for 84 year old, Olivia Cartwright-Wade, of Houston, and formerly of the East Liberty Community.

Modena Parker Manchack - Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for Modena Parker Manchack, of Center. She passed away in Houston and services are pending.

3/29/06

James Walter Verner - James Walter Verner, 95, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Bryan. He was born March 8, 1911, 1.5 miles South East of Peacock, Texas in Stonewall County. He was the tenth child out of twelve born to John Wesley Verner and Myrtie Beatrice Moore Verner.
He was married to Velma Vallie Davis on April 29, 1939 in Commerce by Clyde McCurdy. From that union came three sons and four daughters. He was a retired Congregational Methodist Church pastor. Rev. Verner was a bi-vocational pastor and was active in much of North and East Texas. For five years he pastored in West Texas. His other profession was carpentry and he was proud to receive the 65 year carpenter’s pin.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2006 at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Raymond Robbins & Rev. Ned Chipley officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery. He is survived by: Son:James Kenneth Verner & wife Evelyn Lawson Verner of Center. Daughters: Mary Frances Verner Mitchell & husband Roy of Nacogdoches. Naomi Verner Brimhall & husband Ron of Bryan. Martha Jane Verner Anderton & husband Merrell of Sheffield, Alabama. Carolyn Verner Wines & husband Darren of Lake Jackson, Texas. Daughter-in-Law: Betty Verner of Lufkin. Grandchildren: Craig Verner & wife Shannon of Quinlan. Timothy Verner of Center. Wanda Edwards & husband Paul of Lufkin. Sharon Maddox & husband Vance of Lufkin. June Merritt & husband Glen of Maryland. David Verner & wife Suzie of Virginia. Jason Verner & wife Ashley of Lufkin. Matthew Verner & wife Sarah of Bossier City, Louisiana. Cindy Pounds & husband Will of Lufkin. Stephen Mitchell & wife Jennifer of Dallas. 16 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild. 3 Step Daughters. Preceded in death by:Wife, Velma whom died in March 1976. Wife of 22 years, Millie McDonald. Sons, Johnathan Verner & Gerald Verner. Daughter-in-Law, Laura B. Lee Verner.
****Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center****

Margie Jane Gipson-Deason - Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 66 year old, Margie Jane Gipson-Deason, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Cold Springs Cemetery, with interment to follow. Visitation is today (Wednesday) evening from five until seven o’clock, at Garrison Funeral Home.

Among Mrs. Deason’s survivors are her husband, James Deason, of Garrison, five sons, James Deason, of garrison, Jerry Deason, of Nacogdoches, Mark Deason, of Dallas, John Deason, of Arizona, and Billy Deason, of Appleby, three daughters, Liz Cox, of Nacogdoches, Felicia Long, of Houston, and Lisa Mings, of Austin, and two sisters, Betty Paenitz, of Nacogdoches, and Dorothy Farmacka, of Lufkin.

Danielle Gipson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 32 year old, Danielle Gipson, of Garrison. Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at Mount Olive C-M-E Church. Interment in Mount Mariah Cemetery.

Among Miss Gipson’s survivors are her mother, Linda Gipson, her father, Roberts Gipson, six sisters, Darlene, Pamela, Katherine KaRentha, Sultana, and Donna Gipson, and three brothers, Bobby, Demarcus, and Timothy Gipson, all of Garrison.

3/31/06

Mrs. Dilcy Borders - Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 99 year old, Mrs. Dilcy Borders, of San Augustine. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint Luke Baptist Church. Interment will be in Saint Luke Cemetery. A final viewing will be held one hour prior to the services today (Friday).

Among Mrs. Borders’ survivors are two sons, Edward Borders, of Houston, and Jesse Borders, of San Augustine, four daughters, Gracie Edwards, of San Augustine, Betty Holman, Pearline Tate and Joy Jean Borders, all of Houston, one brother, Clyde Matthews, of San Francisco, California, and one sister, Bertha Jordan, of Houston.

Nancy Phillip Rhodes - Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 67 year old, Nancy Phillip Rhodes, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Old Home Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from five until eight o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Among Mrs. Rhodes’ survivors are her husband, Jerry Rhodes, of Tenaha, one daughter, Betty Cook, of Center, two brothers, Hollis and Delbert Phillips, of Louisiana, and one sister, Flora Rudd, of Joaquin.

Olivia Cartwright-Wade - Percy Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 84 year old, Olivia Cartwright-Wade, of Houston, and formerly of the East Liberty Community. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mount Horeb Baptist Church. Interment will be in Haley Bush Cemetery. Visitation is today (Friday) from noon until seven p.m. at Garner Mortuary Chapel. There will be a final viewing tomorrow (Saturday) one hour prior to service time.

Among Mrs. Wade’s survivors are three brothers, Reverend George Cartwright, Wesley Cartwright, and Robert Cartwright, all three of Houston, and four sisters, Dorothy Cartwright and Ovada Wade, both of Houston, and Mary F. Allen and Maggie Lawton, both of Waco.

Johnnie Thompson -Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 53 year old, Mrs. Johnnie Thompson, of Timpson. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Greesly C-M-E Church, in the Concord Community. Interment will be in Greesly Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Thompson’s survivors are three daughters, Johnnie Elaine Thompson, of Center, Nicole Thompson, of Mount Enterprise, and Sonia R. Bruton, of Garrison, one son, Johnny Ray Thompson, of Garrison, and one sister, Ann Johnson, of Garrison.

Debra Roberts Taylor - Garner and Son Mortuary announces services for 49 year old, Debra Roberts Taylor, of San Augustine. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at one o’clock, at True Vine Baptist Church. Interment will be in Haley Bush Cemetery. A wake will be held this (Friday) evening from seven until nine o’clock, at Garner Mortuary Chapel

Among Mrs. Taylor’s survivors are her husband, Aaron Louis Taylor, of San Augustine, her parents, Vera Joyce and Maurice Jones, of San Augustine, and Lonnie B. and Mary Roberts, of Houston, two sons, Remond Priestell Roberts, of Tyler, and Jewell Priestell Roberts, of San Augustine, one daughter, Taricka Shavon Taylor, of Fort Polk, Louisiana, one brother, Maverick Charles Roberts, of San Augustine, and one sister, Vera Lee McKenzie, of Georgia.

Danielle Gipson - Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces services for 32 year old, Danielle Gipson, of Garrison. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at Mount Olive C-M-E Church. Interment will be in Mount Mariah Cemetery.

Among Miss Gipson’s survivors are her mother, Linda Gipson, her father, Roberts Gipson, six sisters, Darlene, Pamela, Katherine KaRentha, Sultana, and Donna Gipson, and three brothers, Bobby, Demarcus, and Timothy Gipson, all of Garrison.

Herman Alexander "Hap" McCall Junior - Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 72 year old, Herman Alexander “Hap” McCall, Junior, of Tenaha. Services will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery. Visitation will be this (Friday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Among Mr. McCall’s survivors are his wife, Lorraine McCall, of Tenaha, three sons, Howard McCall, of Lockhart, Walter McCall, of Big Spring, and Herman McCall, the Third, of Hallsville, and one daughter, Lorraine Roark, of Midland.

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