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11/30/2012

J C "Coach" Warren, 67, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, in a Lousiana hospital.

He was born on June 17, 1945, in Orange, TX. He grew up in Shelbyville, TX, and attended Shelbyville High where he was an All-State basketball and football player.

He attended McNeese State University and played for the legendary Ralph Ward. He earned several awards there for his outstanding athletic ability.

He was a coach, teacher and assistant principal at Welsh High School. He was "Coach of the Year" numerous times, and his girls' basketball team was State Runner-Up.
He became the youngest principal in the state of Louisiana at Bell City High.

He became a State Farm agent and was named the #1 agent in the company for two consecutive years. He became a State Farm field executive manager, managing agents in Lake Charles, Lafayette and New Orleans. He was a lifetime member of the coveted President's Club and Million Dollar Round Table. He was chosen by his peers to receive the "Bill Sanders Award" for outstanding management skills.

He served as a Jeff Davis Parish School Board member, was a graduate of Leadership of Lafayette, a Hospice of Acadiana volunteer, charter member of Louisiana Open Golf Tournament Board of Directors, member of Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, Cystic Fibrosis Board, Rotary Club, Greyhound Backers and the Jeff Davis Business Alliance. He was a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer and conducted basketball workshops for them. He was a Top 28 Basketball Tournament host, "The Blue Coats." He was inducted into the LHSAA Hall of Fame; one of his proudest accomplishments was being the founder of the Louisiana Little Dribblers program in 1971.

His vision of providing young people with activities to keep them "off the streets" and to provide them with the fundamentals of basketball proved to help many earn college educations by attending universities on basketball scholarships. Many of these players became coaches themselves.

At the time of his death he was owner of Go Minis SWLA and Cowboy Towing of Lake Charles.

J C was "bigger than life." He loved his friends and family more than life itself and always lived by the "Golden Rule." He battled Parkinson's disease so gracefully for 20 years. It ravished his body, but never took away his spirit. There is a writing called "The Dash" which says that all we leave behind is the dash between our birthdate and death date. His "Dash" will leave an impact on all that knew him and will be his "Footprints" on their hearts.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathy Gordon Warren, his children, Ron Warren, Rachelle Richard and Renee Warren, and his grandchildren, Kai Lognion, Chloe Warren, Jillian Richard, Jace Warren and Ian Richard. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joyce and Margaret Warren, and his grandson, Derek Hebert.

Pallbearers will be his son, Ron Warren; grandson, Kai Lognion, brothers, George, Mac and Larry Warren; nephew, Michael Warren. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Meyer, Steve Grantham, Joe Comeaux, Ed Green, Kelvin George and Michael Prudhomme.

His service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Welsh. Rev. Pat Deshotel will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and resume Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh and from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the church. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com


Jim Fountain, 69, of Center, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at his residence.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glenn Morton officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery with military honors under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 31, 1943 in Shelby County to Bill and Lessie Mae (Mancil) Fountain. He served in US Army. He worked as a logger for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Bill & Lessie Fountain, Brother, Billy Wayne Fountain and Brother Waylon Rex Fountain.

He is survived by:

Brothers:
Eddie Fountain & wife, Anna of Etoile
Larry Fountain & wife, Susan of Center
Gary Fountain of Center

Sister:
Carol Fountain Cook & husband, Jerry of Conroe

Sister-in-law:
Carmel Fountain of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Great Nieces & Nephews

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


11/29/2012

Mr. Rickey Jackson (58) formally of Center, now of Denver Colorado died in Colorado on Monday, November 26, 2012. Memorial service will be Saturday, December 1, 2012, for Mr. Jackson, at Triumph Kingdom God In Christ in Center, Texas at 1:00pm.

Survivors:
Mother: Nancy Jenkins of Center, Texas

Wife: DeLight Jackson of Denver Colorado

4 Sons:
Tremaine DeQuan Jackson of Huntsville, Texas
Reggie McGee of Colorado
Mathew Jackson of Colorado
Massaud Williams of Center, Texas

3 Daughters:
Stephine Cramer of Houston, Texas
Kinika Jackson of Colorado
Mercedes Jackson of Colorado

3 Sisters:
Gayle Mitchell of Center, Texas
Darlene Jenkins of Houston, Texas
Debra Daniels of Center, Texas


Mr. Michael Antone Fox, age 55, of Etoile, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his residence.

"Mike" Fox was born Aug. 21, 1957, in Center, Texas, to parents Cleveland Lewis Fox and Ruth Spurgeon Fox.

Mr. Fox was preceded in death by his father, Cleveland Lewis Fox.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Spurgeon Fox; wife, Susan Smith Fox; sons, Jeff Fox, Anthony Fox, Adrien Clyde Ardoin and wife Ashley Roy, Brenton Chase Ardoin and wife Lana Guidry, Corde Jordan Smith and fiance Dana Nicholas; daughter, Gabrielle Grace Ardoin; grandson, Oran "Cho" Thomas Ardoin; sister, Brenda Wilson; special friend, August "JR" Horton; and a number of other relatives.

Mike enjoyed working in the commercial trucking industry. He enjoyed hard work and traveling all over the United States and Canada. In high school be was a football player and continued the love of the sport cheering for his favorite team, "Auburn Tigers." He was a member of Etoile UPC and enjoyed spending his free time fishing with his sons. Mike was known as a loving husband, dad, and grandfather. He loved playing games and being funny with his friends and family and most definately did not like to lose! He had a dry sense of humor and you could never guess if he was serious or not. He spoke his mind and a good mentor to his family and knew the Bible like the back of his hand.He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services have been set for 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Etoile United Pentecostal Church, located at 168 State Highway 103 in Etoile, with Pastor Glenn D. Morton officiating and Bro Wille Wade assisting. Interment will follow at Blue Springs Cemetery, located on FM 226 South near Etoile.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Etoile United Pentecostal Church, Michael Fox Memorial Fund, 168 State Highway 103, Etoile, TX 75944.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences accepted at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


11/28/2012

A celebration of life for Opal Bernice "Gan" Shillings, 98, of Longview, will be held 1 PM Friday at Antioch Cemetery, near Center, Texas, with Reverend Scott Schulik officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at Rader Funeral Home, Longview.

Mrs. Shillings was born December 25, 1913 in Center, Texas, to Jim and Oma Carroll Smith. "Gan" was a homemaker and a member of Mobberly Baptist Church. She grew up in the rural community of Carrolltown near Shelbyville, TX. Following graduation from Center High School, she married Oscar Shillings of Center. They moved to Longview in 1952 with their 5 children. Following the sudden death of her husband in 1957, Mrs. Shillings accepted her responsibility as a single parent, caring for her children with resolve and strength of character that was often referred to by others as amazing. The purity of her soul and mind and her strong religious beliefs were the guiding forces of her life. She will be dearly missed by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to whom she leaves a legacy of gentleness and devotion to God and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar and daughters Betty Ezell of Balch Springs and Elizabeth Childress of Longview, daughter-in-law Peggy Shillings of Longview, son-in-law Gene Childress of Longview, and son-in-law Leonard Breckenridge of Jefferson, TX.

Those left to cherish her memory are a sons, Jimmy Shillings of Longview and Danny Shillings and wife Carla of Longview, a daughter, Nelda Breckenridge of Jefferson, son-in-law, Bob Ezell of Balch Springs, TX, 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com


Mrs. Anne T. Davis, age 90, longtime Educator of San Augustine County, passed from this life on Monday, November 26, 2012, in San Augustine.

Anne was born to Carrie (Becker) Doyle and James Doyle on February 3, 1922, in Saginaw, Michigan. She worked as a Registered Nurse and was a longtime Educator having taught school for many years. She was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in San Augustine.

Catholic Mass Rites will be recited at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012 in the St. Augustine Catholic Church in San Augustine with Father Rowland officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will follow in the St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, with a Rosary being held at 7 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Her husband, James Oran Davis of San Augustine; Sons, Danny Davis and his wife, Becky of Richmond; Douglas Davis and his wife, Catrina of Troy, Ohio; Grandchildren: Rachel Davis, Joshua Davis, Jacob Davis, Jace Englehardt, Katie Englehardt, Jordan Davis, Megan Davis and Shane; Sisters, Trudy Boetcher of Traverse City, Michigan and Lynn Rogineck of Bay City, Michigan

She was precede in death by her parents, Carrie and James Doyle; Sister, Carolyn Scott and Brother, Leo Doyle

Pallbearers will include, George Russell, Durwood Hooper, Joe Davis, Danny Davis, Doug Davis, and Oliver Bodine.

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


11/27/2012

Jimmy Eugene Fenley, 43, of Center, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 in Galveston. He was born November 8, 1969 in Houston to Ira W. Fenley and Carolyn Sue Luman Fenley. Mr. Fenley was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Steve Noble officiating.

He is survived by
Daughter: Krystal Joyce Fenley of Center

Son: Kevin Ira Fenley of Center

Parents: Dub & Carolyn Fenley of Center

Brothers:
Mike Fenley of Center
Marty Fenley of Center

Sister: Brenda Darlene Hyde of Houston

A number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Sister: Krystal Joyce Fenley

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


Hazel Ann Click Foley, 79, of Geneva, Texas went to be with her Lord on November 25, 2012. She was born June 26, 1933 to Thelma Horn Click and J.C. Click Sr. in Sabine County where She lived the majority of her life. Hazel was a lady of many talents and professions including: beauty salon owner/operator, large apartment property management, hair color regional representative for Roux Color Company, and area supervisor for S.T.E.P which was a state employment program for needy seniors and training to move them into public job placements. She loved everyone and prayed diligently for her family, friends and nation. She was a true prayer warrior and Bible scholar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Corlis Q. Foley, her parents, two sister; Maurine Click Jones and Lois Click Gandy Jewel , brother; John Robert Click and adopted daughter, Martha Freeman.

Those left to honor her memory are: daughter; Sylvia Foley Toole and husband Ron of Conroe, Texas, Son; Corlis Gale Foley of Godfrey, Illinois, brother; J.C. Click and wife Ann of Geneva , Texas, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous caring friends.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all the employees of Lexington Place Care Facility in Nacogdoches, Texas. She loved them so much and they treated her like family. Also, Heart to Heart Hospice. They were so helpful in the transition from this life to her eternal life in heaven. These two organizations were truly angels on earth for us.

Services will be held at Starr Funeral Home Chapel, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas, at 2:00PM, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Visitation at Starr Funeral Home will be from 7:00PM until 8:30PM, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in the Starr Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at McMahon Chapel where she will rest with other family members who have gone home.


Mrs. Rosie Daniels 91 of Center, died at Pine Grove Nursing Center on Thursday, November 22, 2012. Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Daniel will be Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 1:00pm at St. Paul Baptist Church, Bro. Freddie Wilson, officiating.

Mrs. Daniels’ survivors are:

Sons: Lilton Daniles of Center, Texas
George Daniels (Elmagene) of Center, Texas

Daughters:Imogean Williams of Center, Texas
Earnestine (Rev. Johnny) Johnson of Center, Texas
Thelma Nobles of Tyler, Texas
Joyce Horton of Center, Texas
Deborah Goodwin (Kenneth) of Center, Texas

Sisters: Hazel Brown of Longview, Texas
Gertha Goodwin of Orange, Texas
22 Grandchildren, 48 Great-Grandchildren, and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren
Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6-8pm

Burial will be at West View Cemetery.


11/26/2012

Chief Warrant Officer, Don Cooper Williams, age 83, left his family on November 23, 2012 to join his Lord and Savior. Don was born March 29, 1929 in Garrison, TX to William and Bonnie Williams.

Don enlisted into the US Marine Corp at the age of 17. He then enlisted in the US Army one year later. He retired after 23 years of faithful military service as a Chief Warrant Officer II.

After retiring from the US Army he and his family moved to Longview, TX. Don then worked for Eastman Kodak Company for 20 years before retiring, again. Don enjoyed gardening, ranching and his annual “Pig Roast”. Since 1981 he has hosted this event for all his friends and family. This annual tradition began for Don because, while stationed in Ethiopia he enjoyed the festivities of the locals when they put on a Pig Roast. "When he returned home he started his own tradition. You could always count on over 200 friends and family coming to enjoy this day with Don. Don never knew a stranger. He came from both a hard working and military family lineage and he made sure those traditions and standards continued. He was a member of the VFW Post 4002, Longview and also the American Legion. Don was also a Chaplain for the Marine Corp League.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Brenda Williams of Longview, TX.

Children:
Brenda Middleton and her husband Mike of Ft. Worth
Don H. Williams and his wife Brenda of Omaha, TX
Joe Williams and his wife Donna of Harleton, TX
Richard Smith and his wife Shelli of Gilmer, TX
and Misti Smith of Longview, TX.

Grandchildren:
Michael, Martin, Mark and Matthew Middleton
Holly Posey
Jason, Joey and Aaron Williams
Elizabeth Borens
Emily Blair

Numerous great grandchildren

Brother: Truman (Bud) Williams of Garrison, TX

Many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in passing by his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

There will be a time of visitation at Racler Funeral Home, Longview, TX on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6pm-8pm. Funeral services will be at the funeral home, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10am. Interment will take place at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison at 2pm the day of the service.

A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com.


11/23/2012

Prentice Vaughn, 73, of Huxley, passed away November 23, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born December 19, 1938 in Huxley to Jack Vaughn and Hazel English Vaughn. He was a retired poultry grower, farmer, rancher and fishing guide on Toledo Bend Lake. Mr. Vaughn was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall presiding.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Lynch, Darren Vaughn, Doug Vaughn, Dale Vaughn, Joel Vaughn, Josh Vaughn, Robbie Vaughn and Gilbert Vaughn.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Etola Vaughn Jones and husband, Micky of Huxley
Leta Vaughn of Center

Grandchildren:
Amber Martin and husband, Jeremy
Suzanne Ford and husband, Tyler
Aaron Jones and wife, Gina
Maggie Vaughn

Great Grandchildren:
Eli Martin, Eliza Martin, Isaac Martin, Trent Ford and Gracie Stanley

Sisters:
Marie Permenter and husband, W.T. of Belton
Janice Moody and husband, Don of Center

Brothers:
Robert Vaughn and wife, Nikki of Houston
Larry Vaughn and wife, Dian of Huxley
Jackie Vaughn of Huxley
Waylon Vaughn and wife, Regina of Center
Gerald Vaughn and wife, Patti of Huxley

Sister-in-law:
Imer Nell Vaughn of Huxley

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jack Vaughn and Hazel English Vaughn
Wife: Olga Bailey Vaughn
Father-in-law & Mother-in-law: Eddie and Vera Wych Bailey
Brothers: Marlie Vaughn and Darrell Vaughn
Sisters-in-law: Kathryn Vaughn and Pat Vaughn

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Vaughn’s name to:

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl.
New York, NY 10001.

Lydia Missionary Baptist Church
14998 FM 139
Shelbyville, Texas 75973

Wimberly Cemetery Fund

A special thanks for the loving care that was provided by Liz Fults, the employees of Terrace of Shreveport and Green Acres Nursing Center.

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


Gerald D. Dickinson Jr., 58, of Stafford, passed away November 23, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born January 30, 1954 in San Augustine to Gerald Dickinson Sr. and Barbara Doggett Dickinson. He was a retired Teacher & Regional Driving Instructor and a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Nathan Hodge officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Charles Barr, David Richards, Johnny Barr, Larry Sample, Steve Barr, Tim Cradic, Larry Horn and Jordan Horn.

He is survived by
Son: Jamie Dickinson and wife, Billie of Porter

Daughter: Angie Medrano and husband, Juan of Pittsburg

Mother: Barbara Dickinson of Shelbyville

Grandson: Corey Bedford of Pittsburg

Sister: Susan Milford and husband David of Waskom

Granddaughter: Hollie Bedford of Pittsburg

Nieces:
Leslie Kubiak and husband, Jeremy of Marshall
Shannon Milford of Dallas

Great Nephew: Kolby Kubiak of Marshall

Aunts and Uncles:
Billie Barr
Trever & Marjorie Doggett
Maxie & Sammie Doggett
Pat & Gordon McDonald
Brenda & Gene McDaniel

Numerous cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Gerald “Jerry” Dickinson Sr.
Grandparents: Gladys & Roy Doggett and Anna Mae & Don Dickinson

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


11/21/2012

Joe Don Vincent, age 75, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

Mr. Vincent was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Emory, Texas, and had lived at Toledo Bend Lake for a number of years.

Services are pending and will be announced later.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


Jouwana Quanella Standley, 33 of Center, passed away Tuesday morning, November 20, 2012 in an automobile accident.

Visitation will be held Friday night, November 23, 2012 from 6 to 9pm at Community Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2pm at Center Triumph Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas with Pastor Alvin Davis officiating.

She is survived by

Sons:
Trevius Moore of Center
Ju Juan Johnson of Center
Jeremiah Standley of Center

Daughter: Caliz Jah Johnson of Center

Mother: Mary Neal Standley of Center

Stepfather: Leroy Isaac of Center

Brother: Dante Standley

Sister: Jo Ketha Horton of Lufkin

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


Martin Baxter Patton, 42 of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Shelby Regional Hospital as the results of an automobile accident. He was born October 21, 1970.

Visitation will be held Friday night, November 23, 2012 from 6 to 9pm at Triumph Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 11am at Triumph Church, Center, Texas with Rev. Howard Dean Patton to officiate. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Taylor Patton of Manuel, Texas
Kaila Patton of Manuel, Texas

Sons:
Martin Patton, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas
Jeremiah Standley of Center, Texas

Sister: Christine Patton of Center, Texas

Brother: Rev. Howard (Janell) Patton of the Colony, Texas

12 nephews and 9 nieces

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


11/20/2012

Mr. James Edward "Ed" Pike, age 54, of Galena, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital.

Mr. Pike was born Nov. 8, 1958, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to his parents, James and Helen Pike. He was a former longtime resident of East Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Pike; along with other family members.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at First Baptist Church Chapel, located at 411 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas, with the pastor, Dr. Allen Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street, Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches.

Further details and survivors will be announced later.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Streeet, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


11/19/2012

Lillie Mae Spruiell, 83, of Joaquin passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 9, 1928 to Andrew and Eunice (Chambliss) McDaniel. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Andrew and Eunice McDaniel, Husband, William Jessie Chevalier,Jr., Son, W.J. Chevalier, Brothers & Sisters, Freddie McDaniel, Lela Parker, Vera Youngblood, Verna Isham & Gloria McDonald.

She is survived by:
Daughter-in-law: Annette Chevalier of Joaquin

Granddaughter: Mandy Scott & husband, Bryan of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren: Brylea & Braylon Scott of Joaquin

Brothers:
David McDaniel
Bill McDaniel

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


Phillip Cooper, 49, of Center, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 2, 1963 in Center, Texas to E.T. & Edith (Rhame) Cooper.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, E.T. & Edith Cooper.

He is survived by:

Wife: Anita Cooper of Center

Daughter: Brandi Dewyire of San Augustine

Son: Dustin Michael Cooper of Center

3 Grandchildren:
Leann Dewyire of San Augustine
John Phillip Dewyire of San Augustine
Bradley Dewyire of San Augustine

Brothers & Sisters:
Earl Cooper & wife, Ruth
Doris Jones & husband, Harry
Helen Steward
Prentice Cooper &wife, Kim
Linda Burkhalter & husband, Danny

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
LaTonya Risinger
Wesley Diamond
Suzi Solis

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


A funeral service for Mrs. Amanda Marie Nail, age 45, of Carthage, TX, was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Arnold Shrewsbury officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery, Panola County.

Amanda Marie Lawrence Nail was born on Feb. 23, 1967, in Houston, TX to David and Gail Biggs Lawrence. She graduated from Shelbyville High School with the class of 1985. She later attended Panola College where she earned an associates degree as an LVN in 2002. She married James Edwin Nail, Jr. on Nov. 10, 1990, in Carthage. Mrs. Nail lived most of her life in Carthage and was a member of the River of Life Church. She was preceded in death by her father.

Mrs. Nail is survived by husband, James Edwin Nail, Jr. of Carthage; two sons, James Edwin Nail, III and Bradley Scott Nail both of Carthage; her mother, Gail James and husband Jesse of Antioch, TN; one brother, Kurtes Lawrence of Joaquin; two sisters, Michelle Lawrence of Greer, SC and Joelle Vaughn of Mt. Juliet, TN.

Serving as pallbearers are Cody Reynolds, David Nail, David Lawless, Kurtes Lawrence, Sam Matheson, and Matt Davenport.

Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Cleve Thomas.

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


11/15/2012

Charles D. Brown, 80, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born February 19, 1932 to William Dee Brown and Elma Ellison Hudson. Mr. Brown was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Chad Brown, Eric Brown, Travis Worsham, Luke Brown, Chas Brown, Colton Goeke and Bugs Coe.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Dr. Debrah Worsham and husband, Phil of Joaquin
Karen Fallin and husband, David of Tenaha

Sons:
Richard Brown and wife, Tina of Center
Randy Brown and wife, Holley of Tyler
Keith Brown and wife, Beth of Center
Bradley Brown of Center

Grandchildren:
Chad Brown and wife Brandi, Eric Brown, Kristen Goeke, Sarah Worsham, Kaitlyn Goeke, Travis Worsham, Loren Brown, Luke Brown, Chelsey Brown, Olivia Worsham, Chloe Brown, Chas Brown, Colton Goeke

Great Grandchildren:
Logan Brown
Cayman Brown

Brothers-in-law:
H.A. Coe, Jr. of Kountze
Billy Head of Port Neches

Preceded in death by
Wife: Shirley Head Brown
Father: William Dee Brown
Mother: Elma Ellison Brown Hudson
Step-Father: Ellis Lamar Hudson
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Henry Alva and Beulah Dean Head
Sister: Willa D. Coe
Sisters-in-law: Helen Head, Georgia Head, Lorean Head Kendrick
Brothers-in-law: Lloyd Head, Sam Kendrick

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


11/14/2012

Emma Rae Beasley, infant daughter of Joshua R. Beasley and Emily Nichole Hearne, passed away November 14, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Mark Woolf presiding.

She is survived by
Parents: Josh Beasley and Emily Hearne of Center

Grandmothers:
Amy Windham and husband, Frankie of Center
Marsha Barnett and husband, Billy of Center

Grandfathers:
Chris Pleasant of Center
Jimmy Beasley and wife, Regina of Gary

Great Grandmothers:
Tammy Lewis and husband, Wayne of Center
Ellen Hearne and husband, Roy of Center
Maudie Beasley of Gary

Great Grandfather: Otis Pleasant and wife, Marie of Center

Great Grandparents: Bro. Mark and Lela Woolf of Joaquin

Great Great Grandfather: L.E. Rhame of Center

Great Great Grandmother: Clara Williams of Center

A number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other family

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


11/13/2012

Thomas Earl Hyatt, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at his residence. He was born November 22, 1933 in El Campo. Mr. Hyatt enjoyed fishing and golf. He was a devout Christian man, who loved to talk about the Bible and was a member of North DeSoto Church of God in Stonewall, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at North DeSoto Church of God in Stonewall, Louisiana with Bro. David Badford officiating.

He is survived by
Son:
Tommy Hyatt and wife, Candy of Coventry, Connecticut
David Hyatt and wife, Pam of DeBerry
Rodney Hyatt of Reed Springs, Missouri

Daughters:
Jo Stone of Center
Marla Morgan of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

17 Grandchildren

13 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Pat Eaton of Longview
Frankie Losey of Shreveport, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Wife: Jo Ann Hyatt
Brother: Dennis Herbert Hyatt

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


Mrs. Nella Faye Hubbard, 78 of Center, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born September 11, 1934 to Buddy Robertson and May Lou Johnson Robertson

Visitation will be held Friday, November 16, 2012 at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Services for Mrs. Hubbard will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2pm Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Blount Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Deloise (Curtis) Lister of Garrison, Texas
Bonnie Hubbard of Center

Sons:
J.L. (Jennie) Hubbard of Timpson
Allen Wayne (Tonda) Suell of Center

30 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren

Brothers:
Lee (Patricia) Williams of Center
O'Neal (Lucille) Jones of Center

Sister: Ora Lee Robertson of San Augustine, Texas

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


Bennie P. Goodwin-Tatum, age 72, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012. She was born March 26, 1940 in Center to L.Z. "Red" and Mazana Goodwin. She joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at an early age.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at Community Home Chapel. Home going celebration services will be held Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12 noon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center with Pastor David P. Mitchell to officiate. Interment will follow at McGilliam Cemetery in Shelby County.

She leaves to cherish her memory:
Sons:

Rev. Larry Tatum of Port Arthur, Texas
Elton "Troy" Tatum, Jr., (Yolanda) of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Alma Grace of Timpson
Blanchie Goodwin of Fort Worth, Texas
Catherine Reed of Center
Clara Johnson (Elray) of Missouri City, Texas
Rose Stephenson of Nacogdoches
Missionary Evangelist Earnie Goodwin of Humble, Texas
Horcey Lue Hawkins of Maron, Texas

Brother: Leonard Goodwin (Wilda) of Houston, Texas

One God Son: Michael Smith of Nacogdoches, TX

5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Active pallbearers: Chris Goodwin, Keith Riggins, Roy Riggins, Elroy Casey, Cliff Casey, Patrick Goodwin

Honorary Pallbearers: Rev. Autrey Lee Tatum, Alonzo Moore, John David Sanders, Edgar Sanders

Preceded in death by: Mother, Mazana Sanders-Goodwin, father, L.Z. (Red) Goodwin and 2 brothers, Willie Glen Goodwin and Rev. Billy Ray Goodwin and 1 sister Elmirie Williams.

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


11/11/2012

Evelyn Frances Mosher, age 79, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Kindred Bay Area Hospital in Pasadena.

She was born Oct. 17, 1933, as a daughter of the late Hamlin S. Rogers and Frances Clevenger Rogers and had been a longtime resident of East Texas communities.

A homemaker, Mrs. Mosher always enjoyed family gatherings and barbecue events. She also enjoyed watching the Houston Texans play football.

Survivors include her spouse, Gary Ansel; her children, Harold Gordon Mosher Jr. and wife Martha, Roger Dale Mosher and wife Debie, and Ima Mosher-Freshour, all of Nacogdoches, and John Mosher and wife Mary and Tamble Sandoval, all of Pasadena; sisters, Ellen Muckleroy and Novis Strickland, both of Nacogdoches; a brother, James C. Rogers and wife Jean of Houston; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Gordon "Bob" Mosher Sr.; daughter, Lillie Marie Lucas; brother, Thomas J. "Buck" Rogers; and sisters, Estelle Finklea, LaNell Clifton, and Thelma Louise "Susie" Rogers.

Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Private interment will be at Gravel Ridge Cemetery, located off FM 225 in Nacogdoches County.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


Memorial services for Carleton “Chris” Dyer, 53, of Murchison are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the First united Methodist Church, Athens, with Rev. Brooks Taylor, officiating.

Chris died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at his residence.

He was born January 18, 1959 in San Augustine, Texas to Rev. Carleton Stanford Dyer and Audrey Tedford Dyer.

Chris was a resident of Murchison since 1997, and formerly of Houston. He was a lifetime Methodist with First United Methodist Church(his home church). Chris was a Radio Personality “Chris Allen” in Lufkin, Houston and Tyler. For the past 15 years Chris served as a Production/Director from Townsquare Media, in Tyler (KNUE 101.5, MIX 93.1, 96.1, and 107.3)
Preceding him in death by his grandparents, Homer and Earlie Mae Tedford, great aunt and uncle, Big A and Bebe Hardin, uncle, Tim Tedford, numerous aunts and uncles from the Murchison, Texas area.

Survived by sons, Brandon Dyer, Murchison, Paul Gonzales, Hempstead, daughters, Rhiannon Dyer, Murchison, Kristin Kay Stone, Hughes Springs, grandchildren, Samuel, Janie, Justice, Christian and Gavin, parents, Rev. Carleton and wife Audrey Dyer, Murchison, brother, Alex Dyer, Orange, sister, Angela Lin Williams, Athens, numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and a host of wonderful friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Bob King, Randy Bridges, Tom Entwistle, Michael Gibson, Mark Henson, Jeff Reed and Jeff Evans.

In lieu of flowers, family request that memorials be made to assist the children of Chris with expenses.
Please mail check to Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, P.O. Box 2396, Athens, Texas 75751 (903) 675-2211, or to assist with funeral expenses, Please make check to Citizens National Bank, 739 East Tyler Street, Athens, Texas 75751 (903) 675-0011


Ruby Fae Gibbs, 74 of Gary, Texas, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born March 16, 1938 in Gary, Texas to Esker Wells and Viniie Rogers Wells. She was a homemaker and a member of Tennessee Presbyterian.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 12, 2012 from 12:30 to 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 12,2012 at 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home with interment to follow at Old Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County.

She is survived by:
Husband: John L. Gibbs of Gary, Texas

Daughters:
Teny "Leta" Rector and husband Kenneth of Garrison, Texas
Debra Hall and husband James of Gary, Texas
Peggy Eddins and husband of Jeff of Garrison

Sons:
Johnnie Gibbs and wife Mary of Gary, Texas
Duane Gibbs and wife Jean of Timpson, Texas

7 Grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren

Sister: Ada Essery of Tenaha, Texas

Pallbearers:
Lamar Hall, Mathew Hall, Kenneth Traylor, David Eddins, Johnny Kornegay, Paul Joe Kornegay, Dusty Eddins and Wade Rector

Preceded in death by parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother

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


Nay O. Smith, Sr, age 88, long-time resident of the Hawthorne Community, passed from this life, Friday, November 9, 2012, in San Augustine.

Nay was born to Ethel (Mathews) Smith and Nay W. Smith on September 1, 1924, in San Augustine County, Texas.

He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was employed as a Carpenter and was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with interment in the Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Officiating will be Bro. Kenny Smith. Visitation will be Sunday evening, November 11, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 W. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972

Those who are left to cherish his memory include: Wife, Avery Smith of San Augustine; Daughter, Cindy and her husband, Ron Watts of Tyler; Sons, Nay Smith, Jr. and his wife, Cathleen of San Augustine, Matt A. Smith and Carol Cartwright of San Augustine; Grandchildren, Nay Smith III and Randa, Cammie and Luke Clements, Kasey and Jason Radican, Max Channel and Sunnie, Shena Smith, Chelsi & Dustin Ellerbe, Annaka Watts, and Clint Cartwright; Great-Grandchildren, Braylan Radican, Makena Radican, Skylar Smith, and Cannon Smith, Isabella Channel, Brodie Channel, Crew Channel, Wylie Clements, and Presleigh Ellerbe. Sisters, Dovie Renfroe of San Augustine; Mildred Scarborough of Lumberton, Loretta Richards of San Augustine and Lizzie Mae Braniff of San Antonio; Brothers, Walter Smith of Pineland, Herman Smith of Sequin, and Charles Smith of Center.

He was preceded in death by a Sister, Verna Taylor and a Son, Glenn Edward Smith.

Pallbearers will be Mike Bridges, Rocky Smith, Monte Taylor, Jerry Richards, and Gary Smith and Charles Scarborough

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


11/10/2012

Shelba Jean Wallace, 74, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012, in Center, TX.
Born February 13, 1938, in Timpson, TX, Shelba Wallace was the daughter of the late Elmer Rhodes and Erel Baker Laake. After graduating from high school, Shelba began a long career with the Texas Employment Commission.

In addition to her parents, Shelba was preceded in death by her sister Avie Ruth Williams. Survivors include her brother-in-law Joe Williams of Timpson and his 3 daughters and 1 son and several cousins, including Arie Ann Baker and Dawn Bowers.

No services for Shelba Wallace are scheduled at this time.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX.


Mary Inez Coleman, age 80, passed from this life early Friday morning, November 9, 2012, in San Augustine.

Mary Inez was born on January 12, 1932, in San Augustine County, Texas, to Alice Corine (Davis) Pitts and Albert C. Pitts. She worked as a Teller for Commercial State Bank in San Augustine for many years, also working as a Secretary for Home Life Insurance Company in San Augustine. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Corinth Cemetery in San Augustine. Officiating will be Bro. Chet Hensley and Bro. Quincy Martindale. Visitation will be Saturday, November 10, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

Survivors include: Sister-in-law, Ruth Coleman of Huntington, along with numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Alice Corine Pitts; Husband, Walter Ralph Coleman, and a Sister, Velma Mitchell.

Pallbearers will include, Edwin Henley, Gerald Stewart, Walter Hernsberger, Darrell Bennett, Hal Land, and Richard Murphy. Honorary Pallbearers will include Jack Townsend, Nelsyn Wade, and Kenneth Skillern.

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


11/09/2012

Al Lout, 64, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born November 26, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Clayton Lout and Sarah Goodwyn Brown. Mr. Lout was retired from L&R Timber and Bruce Hardwood Flooring.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard & Bro. James Goodwyn officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Lout, Mike Lout, Barry Lout, Cecil Jackson, Matthew Michonski, Ray Griffin and Will Lovett. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bradshaw, Joe Biggar and Wayne (Hub) Elliott.

He is survived by
Daughter: Tanya Lout of Lufkin

Son: Darrin Lout and wife, Annie of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Shawna Nicole Lout
Kylie Marie Zapp
Britteny Michonski
Shelby Michonski
Matthew Michonski

Brother: Duane Lout and wife, Delois of Shelbyville

Special Friends:
Shirley Lout of Patroon
Mike & Trish Lout
Ricky Lout
Barry Lout
Wayne “Hub” Elliott

Preceded in death by
Father: Clayton Lout
Mother: Sara Goodwyn Brown and husband, Homer
Wife: Linda Lout
Grandson: Dalton Lout

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


11/08/2012

Jack R. Weatherly, 88 of Midland, Texas formerly of Garrison, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in MIdland, Texas. He was born May 29, 1923 in Tyler, Texas to Sam J. Weatherly and Clemmie Tarver Weatherly. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 from 5pm - 8pm at Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Weatherly will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Garrison Funeral Home with interment to follow at Earthman-Rest Haven Cemetery located on I-45 Houston, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife: Lerline Weatherly of Midland, Texas

Daughter: Marcelle Moore of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Kris, Brandi, Kristi

Sisters:
Betty Young
Margaret Spivey
Billie Jean Barnhart
Jewel Pirtle

Brother: Bobby Weatherly

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by son, Jack Weatherly, Jr., parents, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers

Pallbearers:
Jerry Weatherly, Gary Michael Weatherly, John Calvin Spivey, Pat Foley, Michael Hammer, Mark Hammer, Bryon Hancock, and Alex Hancock

Honorary Pallbearers:
Stephen Hancock, Justin Hancock, Bill Hancock, Clay Hancock, Hunter Hancock, Walter Dean, Marcus Black.

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


11/06/2012

Funeral services for Glenda Jane Conway, 72, of Timpson were held Thursday, November 1, 2012 in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jim Maddox officiating. Graveside services were held in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Silas, Shelby County.

Ms. Conway was born March 13, 1940 in Timpson, Texas to Edgar Ellis and Ruby Jane (Fleming) Beasley, and died Monday, October 29, 2012 in Wells. She resided in Timpson most of her life and was a paralegal. Ms. Conway was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Timpson Chapter. She was involved with various art clubs, and was a talented artist and seamstress, and a great cook. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Sherry D. Conway of Wells and Roy and Sherry A. Conway of Lufkin; grandchildren, Jana Forrest and husband Justin of Apple Springs, Winston Conway and wife Hannah of Lufkin, and Hilliary Doss of Wells; and great-grandchildren, Keagan French, Jaymie French, Tristin Doss, Trace Doss, all of Wells, BayLiegh Forrest, Kinlee Conway, Robert Conway and Barrett Finney, all of Lufkin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family extends special thanks to the staffs of Hillside Plaza and Heart to Heart Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Red River Radio Network, P.O. Box 5250, Shreveport, Louisiana 71135 or the Humane Society of Angelina County, P.O. Box 472, Lufkin, Texas 75902.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Patsy Ann Wilder Watson, 70 of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Center, Texas. She was born July 22,1942 in Cawood, Kentucky to Wylie B. Wilder and Doris Fleming Wilder. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 12noon to 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas with funeral services to follow at 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. Jackie Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Lisa Green and husband Robert of Tenaha, Texas

Son: Jimmy Ray Watson of Edgewood, Texas

Grandchildren: Amanda Haney, Michelle Haney, Bobby Bray

Sisters:
Kay Bowers of Nacogdoches, Texas
Wilma Wilder of Houston, Texas

Brother: Jack Wilder of Hallsville, Texas

Host of other relatives and friends

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.


Mrs. Essie Mae (Brown) Clark, age 85, of Bronson, passed from this life on Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Bronson.

Essie Mae was born to Armatha Brown and R. T. Brown on July 9, 1927, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was a homemaker, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #337, and a member of the Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church in San Augustine County, TX.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in the Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church in San Augustine County, Texas, with Bro. T.A. Lane and Bro. Cliff Durham officiating. Interment will be in the Little Flock Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening, November 5, 2012, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: Son, Jim Wayne Clark of Bronson; Brother, Jack Brown of San Augustine; Sister-in-law, Joyce Brown of Bronson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Armatha and R.T. Brown, Brothers, Clyde, Jimmie, Roy, and Sister, Lorene Brown

Pallbearers will include: Nick Key, Marcus Key, Casey Sowell, John Wayne Daniels, Maurice Daniels, Jr., and Reagan Neal Daniels (Reggie)

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


Charles E. Ramsey, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012 in Center. He was born December 17, 1938 in Fouke, Arkansas to Charles Edward Ramsey Sr. and Irene Dale Leatherwood Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Chapel.

He is survived by
Son: David Ramsey and wife, Darlene of Joaquin

Daughters:
Debra Caldwell of Logansport, Louisiana
Donna Dugger and husband, T.R. of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Michael & Angel Ramsey
Hope Ramsey
Taylor & Tyler Caldwell
Stephanie Samford
Justin Samford
Melissa Hayes
Takoda Dugger

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Doris Calhoun and husband, David of Canton
Enola Bridges and husband, Harold of Hallville

Brother: Dean Ramsey and wife, Kathy of Stonewall

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charles Edward Ramsey Sr. and Irene Dale Leatherwood Ramsey

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


Mr. Sammy Lee Williams, age 71, of Center, Texas. Mr. Williams passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 at his home in Center, Texas.

Visitation and Wake Services will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2012 with Viewing from 12:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel in San Augustine, Texas. Wake will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Triumph in Center, Texas. Funeral service will be Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Triumph the Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, Center with Prince Howard Cloudy, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at West View Cemetery, Center, Texas

Mr. Williams is survived by:

Wife, Imogean Daniels Williams of Center, Texas

Sons,
Brian Williams (LaQuita) of San Augustine, Texas
Byron Daniels of Tyler, Texas
Norris Glenn Hern (Valery) of Center, Texas

Daughter, Tabitha Williams (Tommy) of Center, Texas

14 Grandchildren
8 Great-Grandchildren

Brother, John L. Williams (Anca Jean) of Beaumont, Texas

Sisters,
Della Mae Williams Gardner (Jerry) of Center, Texas
Shirley Faye Williams Hewitt of Center, Texas
Sharon Dian Williams of Center, Texas

Special Brother-in-Law, L. H. Hewitt of Center, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and Friends

Funeral services under the direction of Percy Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine, Texas.


11/05/2012

Shelia Denby Windham, 58, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born March 15, 1954 in Center to Earl Denby and Mary Lucille Miller Denby. She was an inspector for Center Plywood for many years and attended Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Parker, Danny Parker, Kevin Windham, Josh Windham, Kyle Windham and Nick Sims.

She is survived by
Husband: Keith Windham of Shelbyville

Son: Michael Hughes and wife, Denise of Blanchard, Louisiana

Daughters:
Traci Samford of Mansfield, Louisiana
Kristy Gillaspie and husband, Walter of Shelbyville
Kandace Windham of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Jon Samford of Mansfield, Louisiana
Jacob Samford of Mansfield, Louisiana
Justin Hughes of Blanchard, Louisiana
Meshell Hughes of Blanchard, Louisiana
Keisha Gillaspie of Shelbyville
Precious Gillaspie of Shelbyville
McKenzie Gillaspie of Shelbyville
Christina Hughes of Blanchard, Louisiana

Great Grandchild: Cameron Hughes of Blanchard, Louisiana

Brother: Leon Denby and wife, Nita of Waskom

Sister: Sue Parker and husband, Jerry of Center

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Earl Denby and Mary Lucille Miller Denby
One Infant Son

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Windham’s name to:
American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006

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


11/04/2012

Charles “Sunny” Gregg, 82, of Center, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Nacogdoches. He was born May 6, 1930 in Conroe, Texas to William T. Gregg and Pearl Annie Gray Gregg.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012 at Pool Cemetery in Richard, Texas with Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to service.

He is survived by
Wife: Peggy McDonald Gregg of Center

Sons:
Robert Gregg of Center
Charles Wessley Gregg of Conroe

5 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

A number of nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: William T. Gregg and Pearl Annie Gray Gregg
2 Brothers
4 Sisters

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


11/02/2012

Jimmie Elizabeth Smith Ariola, 97, went to be with the Lord October 25, 2012, at Legend Oaks Nursing Home in Houston, Texas.

She was born June 13, 1915, in Center, Texas, the daughter of James Faucett Smith and Mary Etta Rountree. She graduated from Center High School in 1932. She married Warren Cornelius “Jack” Ariola on April 14, 1934 in Center, Texas. They were married for 46 years before Jack passed away. They moved to Houston from Center in 1954. Jimmie worked for many years as an apartment manager, but mostly, she was a stay-at-home mom who helped raise many of her grandchildren.

Jimmie is survived by daughters Janice Ariola Darden (Houston, TX) and Marilynn Johnson (Spring, TX) and her sons Carl Ramon Ariola and wife Janice (Phoenix, AZ) and Kenneth Warren Ariola and wife Dell (Willis, TX). She is preceded by husband Warren Cornelius Ariola, daughter Barbara Jean Rodriquez, and twin sons James Michael and Charles Francis Ariola.

She is survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Mrs. Ariola will be interred at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.


Verl (Pete) Windham, 83, of Center, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 at ETMC Tyler. He was born May 22, 1928 in Panola County to P.R. Windham and Ruby McCauley Windham. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and was also a partner in Quick Change Oil & Lube in Center. Mr. Windham was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Don Noble presiding.

Pallbearers will be James Daniels, Cory Weldon, Ray Tindol, Dale Hite, James Davis and Patrick Mills.

He is survived by
Sons:
Greg Windham and wife, Pam of Gary
Steve Windham and wife, Selena of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Windham and wife, Carol
Kelly Duszik and husband, Will

Great Grandchildren:
Kourtney Duszik
Kaylee Windham
Aiden Windham

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: P.R. Windham and Ruby McCauley Windham
Wife: Joyce Eaves Windham

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

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