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10/30/2011

Morgan Harris, age 76, lifelong resident of Center, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 29, 2011 at his residence under the care of Hearts Way Hospice of North East Texas.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch and Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, October 31, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 3, 1934 to Levi Morgan Harris, Sr and Iva Dell (Samford) Harris. He was a member of the St. Marks Methodist Church where he led the music for many years. He graduated from the University of Texas and he served in the US Army for 2 years in Germany. He loved his lord, family and his church family, traveling, reading and tending to his cattle. He served on the Center ISD School Board, he was a member of the Sam Samford Lodge #149 where he was the worshipful master and received his 32nd Degree and he was a Shriner. He was also a member of the Texas Cattleman’s Association.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Levi Morgan Harris, Sr and Iva Dell (Samford) Harris,
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Jack and Beulah Carroll and Brother-in-law, William Carroll.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Mary Harris of Center
Daughter:
Mary Renfro & husband, Joe of Lufkin
Daughter:
Alyson Porter & husband, Chance of Center
3 Grandchildren:
Britlee Sullivan & husband, Casson of Midland
Levi Willoughby & wife, Chasity of Center
Laney Porter of Center
2 Sisters-in-law:
Jean Lout & husband, Bertis of Buna
Jackie Rathbun & husband, Marshall of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Pallbearers:
Dr. Steve Oates, Luke Motley, Marshall Rathbun, Warren Rush,
Fred Hughes, John Marquart, Jim Brown and Kevin Rash

In Lieu of Flowers Family Request donation be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
811 West Evergreen Avenue, Suite 204, Chicago, Illinois 60642-2642

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


Dowell D. Youngblood, 81, of Center, passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 in Center. He was born in Shelby County on February 9, 1930 to Arthur Dee Youngblood and Cora McKenzie Youngblood. Mr. Youngblood served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where he received his teaching degree. Mr. Youngblood was retired from the public school system. He most recently served as docent and genealogical researcher at the Shelby County Museum and Genealogical Library. Mr. Youngblood was a member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ in Center. He was a member of the Captain Jesse Amason Camp #282 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8904 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, October 31, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Graveside services will be held at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of Center VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be members of the Captain Jesse Amason Camp #282, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

He is survived by:
Sister-in-law; Mary Katherine Youngblood, widow of Everett David Youngblood, of Huntsville

Sister-in-law; Merle Youngblood, widow of John Dee Youngblood, of Kingwood

Brother; Steve Youngblood and wife Sandra of San Marcos

Brother; C. D. Youngblood and wife Jean of Stephenville

Sister-in-law; Sherrie Youngblood, widow of Roy Donald Youngblood, of Belin, New Mexico

Sister; Eula Hendricks and husband Jerry of Tomball

Brother; Douglas Arthur Youngblood and wife Bess of Aiken

Aunt; Elsie T. Rudd of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews
And a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Arthur Dee and Cora McKenzie Youngblood

Memorial donations may be made to Medina Children’s Home, 21300 State Highway 16 North, Medina, Texas 78055-3820.

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


10/27/2011

Pauline Tyer McFadden Hayes, of Houston, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at First Christian Church, Timpson, with Rev. Winston Goens and Rev. Preston Vickrey officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Monday, October 31, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


10/26/2011

O.L. Prothro, 69, of Joaquin, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on November 16, 1941 to Otha Prothro Sr. and Olline Conn Prothro. Mr. Prothro served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Keithville, Louisiana and a member of the Carpenter’s Union.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Friday, October 28, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:
Love of his life, June Stevens of Joaquin

Daughter, Tonya Harville and husband, Rod of Joaquin

Sons:
Dean Prothro and wife, Kathy of Keithville
Bubba Prothro and wife, Rhonda of Shreveport

Sixteen Grandchildren

Three Great Grandchildren

Sister, Carolyn Broughton of Shreveport

Brother, Ricky Prothro and wife, Carol of Shreveport

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Otha and Olline Prothro
Grandchildren, Brandon Shook and Kayla Shook

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


James H. “Butch” Bridwell, 70, of Georgetown, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011. He was born on January 10, 1941 to L.H. and Ruth Haley Bridwell in Joaquin. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Butch was an MP in the US Army in the early 1960’s. He was Administrator for Holiday Nursing Home in the 70’s and a nursing home owner and consultant until the mid 1990’s.

Mr. Bridwell is survived by:

Son, David Bridwell and wife, Tina of Round Rock

Daughters:
Tina Reckaway and husband, Mike of Leander
Marcia Edson and husband, Jeff of Kentucky
Angela Ford and husband, Gary of Nacogdoches

Brother, L.E. “Buddy” Bridwell and wife, Tina of Center

A number of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, L.H. and Ruth Bridwell
Sisters, Daisy Bridwell and Bobbie Jane White and husband, Royce White

A memorial service will be held at a later time.


10/25/2011

Christopher Reagan Smith, Jr., 20, of Shelbyville formerly of High Island, died October 19, 2011, at his residence.

He was born February 26, 1991, in Beaumont.  Reagan was the son of Christopher Reagan Smith, Sr., and Vicky Miller Dean. He was a construction worker.

Reagan is survived by his son, Maxxen Smith of Winnie; father, Chris Smith and his wife, Terra of High Island; brothers, Christian Andres of High Island, Raven Dean of Shelbyville and Shelby Wallace of Corsicana; sister, Alexia Smith of High Island; grandparents, Donald Smith and Patricia Smith of Vidor, and Cecelia Raffield of Sulphur, Louisiana; cousin, Ethan; uncles, Rick and Robert; and numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Broussard’s, 134 W. Buccaneer Drive, in Winnie with burial to follow in High Island Cemetery. A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, October 25, 2011, at Broussard’s.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


Vicky Lynn Dean, 37, of Shelbyville, died October 19, 2011, at her residence.

Born December 31, 1973, in Jennings, Louisiana, and resident of Shelbyville for fourteen years, Vicky was the daughter of Willia Mae Johnson and Wilbert Miller.

Vicky is survived by her father, Wilbert Miller and step-mother, Debra of Sulphur, Louisiana; sons, Shelby Wallace of Corsicana and Raven Dean of Shelbyville; daughter, Lexi Smith of High Island; brother, Gary Miller of Beaumont; sister, Peggy Krummel and her husband, Robert of Orange; step-brother, Terry Swier and his wife, Christi; and step-sister, Traci Bergeron and her husband, Dave all of Sulphur.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Broussard’s, 134 W. Buccaneer Drive in Winnie, with graveside services at 3:00 p.m. at Mauriceville Cemetery, Hwy. 62 and FM 1130, near Mauriceville. A gathering of her family and friends will be from 5:00 p. m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, October 25, 2011, at Broussard’s.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


Funeral services for Norma Harris, age 89, of Jacksonville, formerly of Sanford, IN, are scheduled for 10:00 am Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Autry Funeral Home chapel, Jacksonville with Rev. Vernon Lee and Rev. James Blaylock officiating.

Burial will be held at Weaver Cemetery, Timpson, TX. at 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Mrs. Harris passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Tyler.

She was born October 7, 1922 in Paris, Illinois.

Mrs. Harris was a member of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her husband Rev. A. L. Harris, parents John and Lena Mae Denham, brother and sister-in-law Richard and Norma Denham and sister Margaret Dyer.

Survivors include sons Ed Harris and wife Deanna of Rockford, IA and Robert Harris and wife Linda of Lufkin, TX; daughter Teresa Pollard and husband Farrel of Jacksonville; brothers Clyde Denham and wife Georgeann of Florida, Bill Denham of Evansville, IN and Charles Denham of Clinton, IN; sister Mary Jane Barton and husband Bob of West Terre Haute, IN; brother-in-law Eddy Dyer of New Goshen, IN; four grandchildren Christie Brewer and husband Carl of Baton Rouge, LA, Mark Harris and wife Meredeth of Dallas, Jonathan Pollard and wife Julie of Flint and Jared Pollard of The Woodlands; and four great-grandchildren Dylan Brewer and Jake Brewer of Baton Rouge, LA and Brady Pollard and Barrett Pollard of Flint.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Memorials may be made to Heart To Heart Hospice.


10/24/2011

Mangum Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wanita Lawrence, age 87, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

A Memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 29, 2011 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She was born January 1, 1924 in Marshall, Texas. She was a telephone operator for many years and she and her husband Milton Lawrence owned and operated the Rug Doctor and cleaned many businesses around Shelby County. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall.

She is survived by:
Sister:
Winnie Davis of Marshall

Numerous Friends & Family

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


Mildred P. Harris, 92 was born December 23, 1918 in Henderson, TX to Daniel and Kizzie Pollard and passed away to October 22, 2011 in Beaumont. She lived in Logansport, LA prior to relocating in Beaumont about 18 years ago.

Funeral services will take place Thursday, October 27 at 10am at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home with Pastor Lloy Betar of Forest Park United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30pm at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Center, TX. A gathering of friends and family will be on Wednesday at the funeral home from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her sons; Cleon B. Harris and wife, Carolyn of Broussard, LA, Eddie W. Harris and wife, Cynthia of Beaumont, TX; daughter, Linda K. Loudon of Austin, TX; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 brother and numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Harris, 4 brothers, 4 sisters and 1 grandson.


Dorothy Ellen Dykes Wilson, 58, of South Houston, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011 in Joaquin. She was born in Porterville, California on September 21, 1953 to Neil Dykes and Maxine McCutcheon Dykes. Dorothy was her happiest when she was in the wind on her motorcycle. She leaves behind many brothers and sisters in the biker world that she loved dearly. Her family and friends meant the world to her. She was a very unique person and a friend to many. Dorothy was one of the original ten members of the Annual USMC Toys for Tots Toy Run held in Pasadena. This year will be the eighteenth anniversary of this event.

There will be a memorial service held in the Houston area at a later date.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Bridgett Wilson

Son, Clay Wilson

Grandchildren:
Destiny Wilson
Lil Groe Wilson
Tyler Wilson
Stephen Frank Wilson

Sister, Nancy Stevens and husband, George Lee Stevens

Brother, Kenny Dykes and wife, Jackie

Nephews:
Kenny Dykes Jr.
Justin Dykes
William Neil Higginbotham
Danny Mack Higginbotham Jr.

Great Nieces:
Whitney Higginbotham
Taylor Higginbotham

Great Nephews:
Danny Mack Higginbotham III
Darin Lee Higginbotham
Zack Higginbotham

The family would like to thank HeartsWay Hospice in Carthage for their help and support. A special thanks to Cricket and Bubbles, for being here through it all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to Toys for Tots Toy Run, P.O. Box 1069, Pasadena, Texas 77501.

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


Helen Sweeney, 96, of Timpson passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2011. She was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on July 28, 1915 to Frances M. Clawson and Winnie Guillory Clawson. Ms. Sweeney was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the John D. Windham Civic Center.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Wanda Scruggs and husband, Bruce of Timpson
Jan Swearingen and husband, Ed of San Antonio
Gaye Stephenson and husband, Caddell of Timpson
Jeanne Michalak and husband, Mike of Timpson

Son, Scott Sweeney and wife, Terry of Corpus Christi

Grandchildren:
Brian Stephenson of Nacogdoches
Wanda Lynn Rice of Timpson
Lois Wilson of Houston
Bruce Scruggs Jr. of Houston
Paige Green of Alvin
Shellie Patton of Houston
Karlee Thompson of Alvin
Joel Michalak of Spring
Tyler Sweeney of Corpus Christi
Heather Young of Lake Charles

15 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Granddaughter

Brother, Raymond Clawson and wife, Marge of Lake Charles

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Frances and Winnie Clawson
Husband, Windelt Sweeney
Daughter, Wendy Sweeney Keener

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


10/23/2011

Cesario Florencio Silva, age 48 of Center, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 as a result of a car accident.

(Updated) Services will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father, Jose Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Friday, October 28, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Cesario was born September 10, 1963 in Comonfort, GTO Mexico to parents, Juan Florencio Apolonio and Antonia Silva Rodriguez.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Juan Florencio Apolonio and one Brother, Antonio Apolonio.

He is survived by:
Mother, Antonia Silva Rodriguez of Center

Wife, Maricruz Florencio of Center

4 Children:
Albina, Lizbeth, Jocelyn & Cristian Florencio all of Center

8 Brothers and Sisters:
Josefina Barcenas & husband, Pablo
Marcelina Albarado & husband, Mario
Isabel Harrison & the late Ron Harrison
Miguel Florencio & wife, Josefina
Martha Vega & husband, Inez
Gustavo Florencio & wife, Maria Elena
Yolanda Bustos & husband, Samuel
Sandra Gomez & husband, Rigoberto

Sister-in-law: Teresa Apolonio
Brother-in-law: Emilio Gomez

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends

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


10/20/2011

Mary Fulgham, 79 of Garrison, Texas passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born March 13, 1932 in sulphur Springs, Texas to William Lewis Moody and Stella Margaret Wilson. She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11am at Cold Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Fulgham is survived by:

Daughter: Lisa Kelley and husband Arnie of Garrison, Texas

Son: Larry Fulgham and wife Linda of Katy, Texas

Grandchildren: Jennifer Honea and husband Brad of Garrison; Melissa wood and husband Rob of Pattison, TX; Brent Kelley and wife Abbie of Jacksonville, TX; Megan Kelley of Nacogdoches, TX; Cassie Fulgham of Katy, TX; Elizabeth Hopkins of Katy, TX; Brandon Hopkins of Katy, TX

Great Grandchildren: Gracie Honea, Lanie Honea, Kiah Wood, Kristen Wood, Aniston Kelley

Sister: Debbie Vandagriff of Tyler, TX

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by husband, Bishop Fulgham; parents and 1 sister

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


Velma Lorene Adkinson, 80, of Center, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bennington, Oklahoma on December 20, 1930 to George McIntyre and Martha Covurn McIntyre. Mrs. Adkinson was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at White Rock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Willis Ferguson, Jr., Marcus Adkinson, Michael Adkinson, Justin Adkinson, Jack Brittain and Brandon Lawson.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Kent Adkinson and wife, Cissy of Center
Willie Adkinson and wife, Brenda of Milam

Daughters:
Joyce Ferguson and husband, Willis of Garrison
Etta Ferguson and husband, Billy of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Willis Ferguson and wife, Jennifer
Tammy Brittain and husband, Johnny
Tonia Peel and husband, Billy
Marcus Adkinson and wife, Stacy
Heather Adkinson
Michael Adkinson
Justin Adkinson
Robert Guider

Fourteen Great Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Brothers:
Clifton McIntyre and wife, Simone of Chillicothe
Junior McIntyre of Chillicothe
Donnie McIntyre and wife, Ellen of Quanah
David McIntyre and wife, Cindy of Quanah

Sisters:
Dorothy McIntyre of Vernon
Alice Smith of Ft. Worth

Sister-in-law, Lexia Whitton of Timpson

Preceded in death by:
Parents, George and Martha McIntyre
Husband, Willie K. Adkinson
Daughter, Velma Jean Adkinson
Two Grandchildren
Brothers, Leonard, Roy, Calvin, James and Clarence McIntyre
Sister, Lois Rue

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


10/19/2011

Max Bush, 53 of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away October 19, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born August 1, 1958 in Houston, Texas to Joe Ed Bush and Dorothy McDuffie Yarbrough. He was a self-employed logger and a member of the First Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas.

Graveside services will be held Sunday October 23, 2011 at 2pm at Cold Springs Cemetery.

He is survived by: son, Jason Bush and wife Chelsie of Broken Bow, OK

Mother: Dorothy Yarbrough of Nacogdoches, Texas

Step-Father: Judge Jack Yarbrough of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brother: Ronnie Bush and wife Karen of Nacogdoches, Texas

3 Grandchildren

Step-Brother: Carl yarbrough and wife Amy of Nacogdoches, Texas

Step-Sister: Karen Yarbrough of Nacogdoches, Texas

Preceeded in death by father, Joe Ed Bush and grandparents

Memorial made to Hospice of East Texas.

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


Jack Bell, 89, of Center, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Holiday Nursing Center. He was born in Dallas on January 5, 1922 to Daniel Bell and Lilliam Elsie William Bell. Mr. Bell served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Center Noon Lions Club and VFW Post 8904. He was a past President and Board Director of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Mr. Bell was a recipient of the Pioneer Broadcasters Awards.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Military Honors under the direction of the VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be Dewey Howard, Steve Tinkle, John Howard, John R. Smith, Gene Fields and Johnny Porter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Fussell, Hutch Hutcherson, Felix McDaniel, Cecil Watlington, James Campbell, James Paul Wilson, Tim Wulf and Fred Hughes.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Jackie Hancock and husband, Buddy of Center
Yolanda Hofmeister and husband, Carl of Jacksonville

Granddaughters:
Amber Sims and husband, Ken of Avery
Casey Stringer and husband, D.J. of Austin

Great Granddaughter, Blair Mosley of Avery

Great Grandsons:
Rhett Sims of Avery
Keaton Good of Austin

Niece, Janet Shoemaker of Terrell

Nephew, Bobby Dan Hodges of Flint

Mother of his children, Jerri Bell of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Daniel and Lilliam Elsie Bell
Brothers and Sister

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


10/18/2011

Andy Roy Melancon, 68, of Longview, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at Good Shepherd Medical Center.  He was born in Rayne, Louisiana on August 6, 1943 to Mayonce Williams Melancon and Evelyn Meche Melancon. 

No services are planned at this time.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Sheila Melancon of China
Schelli McCauley and husband, Kevin of Center
Misty Gibbs and husband, Lee of Tenaha
Monica Melancon of Carthage

Fifteen Grandchildren

Two Great Grandchildren

Sister, Lillian Melancon of Lumberton

Numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Mayonce and Evelyn Melancon
Two Sisters
One Brother

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


Mangum Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wanita Lawrence, age 87, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

A Memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at a later date.

She was born January 1, 1924 in Marshall, Texas. She was a telephone operator for many years and she and her husband Milton Lawrence owned and operated the Rug Doctor and cleaned many businesses around Shelby County. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall.

She is survived by: Sister, Winnie Davis of Marshall

Numerous Friends & Family

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


Allen Francis Tribble, Jr was born January 14, 1948 to Marie Rogers Tribble and Allen Francis Tribble. Allen graduated from Center High School and Stephen F. Austin State university. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Marie and Allen Tribble. After a courageous battle with cancer beginning in 2003, Allen died peacefully on October 15, 2011 at Grace Home in Shreveport, LA. "Al" is survived by his aunt, Virginia Rogers of Tyler, Texas and a host of cousin and friends.

There will be a memorial service at 4pm Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at JOI Ranch with a memorial reception to follow.


10/17/2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrna Smith Hook, age 87, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. William Everett officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hook passed away on Saturday night, Oct. 15, 2011, in Carthage. Mrs. Smith passed away October 15, 2011.

Myrna Irene Smith Hook was born on Jan. 5, 1924, in Moorhead, Mississippi to Robert Edward Smith, Sr. and Vera Irene Lee Smith. She graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1940. Mrs. Hook attended Dodd College in Shreveport and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music from Baylor University. She married William Edward “Bill” Hook on Oct. 26, 1945, in Carthage and he preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1999. Mrs. Hook taught music in Kilgore, Sweeney, and Round Rock before moving to Carthage where she taught in the Music Department at Panola College for 30 years until her retirement. She taught piano lessons at her home to countless students throughout the years. She was an accomplished pianist and organist and her love for music allowed her many opportunities to play at different venues around the county including the Silvertones, Panola College plays, musicals, and choir performances, Sunday school, weddings, funerals, and the Miss Panola County Pageant, just to name a few. She was a member of the Carthage Book Forum, the Carthage Music Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority. She moved to Carthage in 1952, from Round Rock and was a member of the Central Baptist Church where she played the organ for many years, was a member of the Faith Sunday School Class, and served as interim music director for a short period of time. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert Edward Smith, Jr.

Mrs. Hook is survived by two sons, Scott Hook and wife Linda of Carthage and Brian Hook and wife Sandy of Center; one daughter, Kristi Koonce and husband Keith of White Oak; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hook Showers and husband James, Justin Hook, Matt Hook, Clayton Koonce, Travis Koonce and wife Kasie, and Kristin Koonce.

Serving as pallbearers are Justin Hook, Matt Hook, Clayton Koonce, Travis Koonce, and James Showers. Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Ted Anderson.

If desired, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


Rickey Lynn Dutton, 45, of Shelbyville, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born in Center on December 5, 1965 to Howard Lawrence Dutton and Beatrice Denby Dutton. Rickey attended Dreka Pentecostal Church. He loved to ride dirt roads, swim in the lake and was an avid hunter.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Pleasant Hill Church with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Daughter, Destani Dutton

Sons:
Robbey Dutton of Shelbyville
Riki Dutton of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Blaize McSwain
Kelan Dutton
Lezli Burrell

Sister, Suzan Sanford of Center

Brother-in-law, Richard Fausett of Center

Special Friends:
Gloria Wagstaff of Shelbyville
Joy Wagstaff of Shelbyville

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Howard and Beatrice Dutton
Brothers, James Dutton, William Dutton and Bobby Dutton

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


Floyd Fountain, 71, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Grace Home in Shreveport, LA.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Burial will follow at Waterman Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 23, 1940 in San Augustine County, Texas to Floyd E. “Buster” and Era (Martin) Fountain. He graduated from Center High School in 1959. He was a Lifetime Logger and he loved fishing with his grandboys and he enjoyed everyday. He was a member of the Dreka Pentecostal Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Floyd E. & Era Fountain, Son, Anthony Guinn Fountain and Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Johnie & Gladys Edwards.

He is survived by:
Wife: Jackie Fountain of Center

Daughter and Son: Gueinn & Mike Clark of Center

Grandsons:
Jonathan Clark & wife, Kida of Longview
Justin Clark of Center
Jacy “Moose” Clark of Center

Great Granddaughter: Hailey Clark of Longview

Brother: Mike Fountain & wife, Dorothy of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Rosia & George Burt of Nacogdoches
Elsie & James Carrigan of Pasadena
Dianne Crawford of Center
Benda Edwards of Center

Host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Wayne Hendricks, Joe Horton, Larry Horton, David Horton, Bruce Windham, David Chandler, David Gilchrist & Keith Brown

Honorary Pallbearers: Wayne Griffin, Wayne Powdrill, Don Hooper, Eldon Thorndyke, Darren Wiggins, James White, Robert Lee, Curtis Fountain, Kirk Butler, Johnny Brinson, Ricky Gilchrist and Danny Lilly

In Lieu of flowers family request that donations be made to Waterman Cemetery, 654 CR 1548, Center, Texas 75935.

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


10/14/2011

Waymon Moore, 88 of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 8, 1923 in Noble, LA to William B. Moore and Pearl (Anderson) Moore. He served in the US Army during WWII.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Bill & Pearl Moore; Wife, Helen Moore; Mother of his Children, Janette Byrd; Brothers, John Moore & Allen Moore and Sisters, Claudia Miller, Dorothy Stroud, Maxine Dauzat & Janette Raimond.

He is survived by:
Children:
Charles Moore of Shelbyville
David Moore & wife, Deborah of Oakwood, Texas
Martha Smith & husband, Bob of Many, LA
Carl Moore of Center
Debra Sowell & husband, Glenn of Shelbyville
Donna McSwain & husband, Ronnie of Center
Donald “Doc” Moore & wife, Sheila of Shelbyville
Barbara Harding of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Charlie Moore, Rhonda Hendricks, Jeannie Sue Tyler, April Moore, Austin Moore, Jeremy Smith, Shawn Smith,
Josh Sowell, Sarah Lloyd, Justin McSwain, Jacob McSwain, Jennifer McSwain, Julie McSwain, Jessica McSwain, Emily Harding, Ryan Harding & Samantha Harding

16 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson

2 Sisters:
Verna Lou Snider of Center
Sybil Jernigan of Huntsville

Sister-in-law:
Gloria Moore of Shelbyville, Texas

Pallbearers will be Grandsons: Austin Moore, Jeremy Smith, Shawn Smith, Josh Sowell, Justin McSwain, Jacob McSwain & Ryan Harding

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com


10/13/2011

Gene Dickinson, age 64 of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating, burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Gene was born March 16, 1947 in Rusk County to parents, George L. & Bertha (Warren) Dickinson. He attended Center School. He worked many years for Herider Farms where he was a truck driver.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, George & Bertha Dickinson, Grandparents, Will & Betty Warren and Dutton & Elizabeth Dickinson.

He is survived by:
2 Children:
Will Dickinson of St. Leon, Tx
Jeanie Dickinson Boatright

2 Sisters:
Betty Dickinson Travis of Bossier City, La
Lamerle Dickinson Ayres of Center

Brother:
Billy Gorge Dickinson of Center

4 Grandchildren
3 Great Grandchildren

5 Nieces and Nephews

Pallbearers:
Kelly Vaughn, Billy Dickinson, Bubba Daniels,
Kenneth Thomas, James Daniels and David Smith

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


Broussard Funeral Home of Nederland and Mangum Funeral Home of Center announce services for MJ Duke, 73, of Nederland, who died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at his home. He was born September 22, 1938, in Bivins, Texas to Jessie Syble Hinton Duke and Chester Calvin Duke. MJ graduated from French High School in Beaumont and following that, served four years in the United States Air Force. He was employed as service manager for Kinsel Ford in Beaumont, and after leaving he opened his own auto repair shop in Nederland.

MJ leaves behind his wife of fifty-one years, June Duke; children, Mike Duke and his wife, Lori, Andrew Duke, Carolyn Duke Martin, and Robert Duke and Dee; grandchildren, April, Justin, Brittany, Eric, Amy, Blake and Jesse; great grandchildren, Dylan, Kiley, Ashlyn and Baylen; brothers, Donald Hooper and his wife, Linda of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Charles Hooper and his wife, Ann of Merryville, Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Johnathan Duke; and daughter-in-law, Dianne Duke.

A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011, at Broussard’s, 505 N. 12th Street, Nederland.

A family committal will be held at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas, on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas


Bib Dean, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away on October 12, 2011 at Huntington Healthcare Center in Lufkin. He was born in Shelby County on January 15, 1933 to Sambo Dean and Essie Tindol Dean. Mr. Dean was a member of the Sam Houston Lodge #32 in Shelbyville and the Smyrna Baptist Church in Huxley.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. A Masonic graveside service will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Furlow, Mike Furlow, Jeffery Sims, Dewayne Lout, Paul Taylor and George Warren. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Vaughn, Dexter Vaughn, Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32, Sharon Shrine Temple and W.J. Goings.

He is survived by: Wife, LaRetta Dean of Shelbyville

Son, Randy Jo Dean of Shelbyville

Step-sons:
Robert Vaughn and wife, Barbara of Shelbyville
Chris Vaughn and wife, Melody of Shelbyville

Step-daughters:
Betty Jo Rynolds of Center
Marlene Crowley of Center
Tinka Saintignan and husband, Mark of Garrison

Daughter-in-law, Tammie Warren and husband, Larry of Center

Grandchildren:
Michell Dean of Austin; Dena Hinton and husband, Brad of Center; Ashley Whiteside and husband, Shawn of Shelbyville; Michael Dean of Colorado; Teressa Jones and husband, Scott of Carthage; Al Rynolds and wife, Kim of Center; Tony Warner and wife, Crystal of Queen City; Daymon Warner of Maud; Tonya Ellis and husband, Frank of Jasper; Angelique Norman and husband, Brian of Houston; Kasey Sean Caspro and husband, Jo of Westerly, Rhode Island; Randy Vaughn, Corey Vaughn, Austin Vaughn, Ryon Vaughn, and Dexter Vaughn of Shelbyville; Jessie Saintignan and wife Lillie of Garrison.

Brother, Bob Dean and wife, Barbara of Mont Belvieu

Sisters:
Mary Jo Phillips and husband, Dan of Shelbyville
Barbara Ross of Center

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Sam Bo and Essie Tindol Dean
Son, Sammy Dean
Wife, Hessie Dean

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


10/11/2011

James W. Richards, 73, of Converse, Louisiana, passed away on October 11, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. He was born on March 19, 1938 in Center to Elmer Ross Richards and Lula Elliott Richards.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Breville, Brandon Miller, Roger Windham, Max Windham, Jeremy Whittington, Martin A. Faktor, Wynona Richards and Casadie Richards. Honorary pallbearer will be Cordel Richards.

He is survived by:

Wife, Jerelyn Richards of Center

Sons:
Jonny Richards and wife, Paula of Arkansas
Wayne Richards and wife, Lucinda of Center
Gene Richards and wife, JoAnn of Center
Mathew Bird of Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Casadie L. Richards, Wynona R. Richards, Robin D. Richards, Waylon W. Richards, Cordel L. Richards and Shalyn Grace

Brother, J.B. Richards and wife, Lula of Louisiana

Sisters:
Doris Mott of Louisiana
JoAnn Powers and husband, Glifton of Corrigan
Betty Luien and husband, Kenny of Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Wanda Self
Virginia Richards

Brother-in-law, Welmer Richards

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Special friend, Connie Bird of Louisiana

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Elmer Ross and Lula Richards
Step-Mother, Leonie Richards
Brothers, Allen Ross Richards, Howard Ray Richards and A.G. Self
Sisters, Dorthy Fay Miller and Lavine Duncans

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


10/10/2011

Joanne Roddy, 66, of Center, passed away on October 10, 2011 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 25, 1945 to Lillian Cowell. Ms. Roddy attended St. Therese Catholic Church.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Richard Roddy Jr. and wife, Tina of Center
Robert A. Roddy and wife, Jeannie of Lumberton

Daughter, Margie Bolton and husband, James of Center

Grandchildren:
Chelsea Bolton, Hayden Bolton, Jessica Lee and Amber Bailey

Great Grandchildren:
Abigail Cooper, Hunter Cooper and Caitlyn Brussard

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given toward funeral expenses.

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


Funeral Service for Tabatha Joy Risinger, 25, of Nacogdoches, TX, will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Laird Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Simpson Campground Cemetery.

Ms. Risinger passed away Saturday, October 8th, 2011 in Appleby. She was born on December 15, 1985 in Nacogdoches.

Tabatha is survived by her parents; Alice Fulmer and stepdad, Shannon Clifton of Nacogdoches and Troy Lee Risinger of Shelbyville; grandparents: Thomas and Joy Nichols Bradshaw of Nacogdoches; great-grandmother, Westerfield Nichols of Center, TX; two daughters, Natalea Smith, of Nacogdoches, TX; Aleasha Broadway, of Nacogdoches, TX; a son,Kyle Smith, of Nacogdoches, TX; She is also survived by two sisters, Kimberly Risinger, of Center, TX and Rebecca Risinger, of Center, TX. numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Tabatha was preceded in death by her uncles, John Southerland and David Whiteside Sr.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 10, 2011 from 6 until 8 PM at Laird Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Woman's Job Corp. PO Box 2492 Silsbee, TX 77656.


James Eugene "Midget" Brittain, 54, of Douglass, Texas, passed away October 8, 2011, at a Nacogdoches hospital with his loving family by his side.

He was born August 19, 1957 in Center, Texas, to parents Mary Murphy and JC Brittain.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Murphy; father, JC Brittain; and sister, Phyllis (P.J.) Cortines.

James is survived by loving wife of 33 years, Carol Brittain of Douglass; son, Corey Brittain and wife Shellie of Douglass; daughter, Summer Brittain of Douglass; son, James (J.C.) Brittain and wife Jamie of Nacogdoches; grandsons, Brogan Brittain of Nacogdoches and Caden Brittain of Douglass; brothers, Lewis Brittain of Lumberton, Bobby Brittain of Center, Keith Brittain of Huntington, and Robert Brittain of Woodville; sisters, Linda Gail Jacobs of Center and Melissa Evans of Joaquin; and second mother, Linda Brittain of Center.

Funeral services for will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, with Bro. Bobby King officiating. Interment will follow at Douglass Cemetery, located on FM 225 North in Douglass.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North St., Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Corey Brittain, J.C. Brittain, Keith Brittain, Bobby Brittain, Robert Brittain, and Lewis Brittain. Honorary pallbearers will be Kris Ball and Jesse Hickman.

The Brittain family would like to thank all of the friends and family for the love and support they have shown through this sad endeavor.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches. Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.


Frances Ann Bush, 79 of Garrison, Texas passed away Saturday, October 8, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born June 17, 1932 in Harris county to Edmund Porter and Alta Morrison Porter. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Garrison, Texas. She was retired from Pasadena ISD.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 1pm - 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 2pm at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Cornith Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Pallbrears: Olan Woodard, Jr., Jimmy Payne, J.P. Dobbs, Joe Chandler, Rusty Cook, and Gus Irwin

She is survived by:
Husband, Billy Ray Bush of Garrison, Texas

Sons:
James Dennis Houston and wife Judy of CO.
David Edmund Houston and wife Linda of Bend Brook, Texas
Mark Bennet Bush and wife Karen of Crosby, Texas

Daughters:
Mary Denise Jurgens and husband Frank of Pearland, Texas
Patty Diane Cotton of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Zachary, Ethan, Aaron, Richard, Jennifer, Leslie, Chet, Kristie, Mark, Trenton and Brandi
Great grandchildren: Sabrina, Lauren and Austin

Sister: Mary Jane Humphrey of Houston, Texas

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


10/09/2011

L.B. Green, 81, of Garrison, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison. He was born in Joaquin on May 14, 1930 to Judd Green and Lillie Mae Eaves Green. Mr. Green was a member of the First Assembly of God in Timpson and Holly Springs Baptist Church in Appleby.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00am Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. John Richardson and Bro. Homer Murray officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Pallbearers will be Joe Paul LaGrand, Dewey LaGrand, Tim LaGrand, Jordan LaGrand, Joworski Chimney and Michael Buckwich.

He is survived by:

Wife, Janet Green of Garrison

Sons:
Johnnie Green and wife, Tina of Garrison
Judd “Tuffy” Green and wife, Lisa of Carthage

Daughter, Skeeter Flournoy and husband, Wesley of Center

Grandchildren:
Ashley Green, Dustin Harrison, Amberly Sparks, Dutch Harrison, Jimmy Anderson II, Corey Green, Kaitland Anderson, Justin Green and Haley Green

Great Grandson, Matthew Sparks, Jr.

A number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Judd and Lillie Mae Eaves Green
Brothers, Williard Robison, Luther Green and Richard Green
Sister, Nancy Bockwich
Sons, Jerry Randall Green and L.B. Green, Jr.

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


10/06/2011

Christene Parker Parrott, 77, of Tenaha, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2011 at the Shelby Regional Medical Center ER.  She was born in Center on December 2, 1933 to Dewie Parker and Gladys Folsom Parker. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, October 10, 2011 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Wyck Stuckey officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. 

Pallbearers will be Michael Parker, Greg Parker, Mark Ivey, Kenneth Wilson, Scott Ivey and Marcel Montferrand.

She is survived by:

Husband, George Allen Parrott of Tenaha

Son, Allen Ray Parrott and wife, Michele of Cypress

Daughter, Pamela Gail Montferrand and husband, Marcel of Sugarland

Three grandchildren:
Mark Harden, Travis Parrott and Lauren Parrott

Sister, Sara Parker Meredith and husband, Mac of Lindale

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dewie and Gladys Parker
Brother, J.L. Parker

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


Arthur G. Taylor, age 71 of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine, Texas.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 3pm-7pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1pm, Sunday, October 9, 2011, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley.

He was born April 6, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Parents, Chester Arthur Taylor and Ema Rebecca (Hatton) Taylor. He worked for Local 450 where he was a heavy equipment operator for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ches and Ema Taylor and one sister, Delores Flatt.

He is survived by
Wife, Martha (Bohannon) Taylor of San Augustine
2-Sons: Chester Howard Taylor of San Augustine
Arthur R. Taylor of San Augustine

Grandchildren: Brandy Taylor and Cory Taylor of Orange

Great Grandson, Trenton Taylor

Brother-in-law, Kenneth Bohannon & wife, Barbara of Joaquin

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


10/05/2011

Albert Redler Jr., 76, of Joaquin, TX went to watch over his family in heaven on October 4, 2011. He was born in New Orleans, LA on June 24th to Albert and Marion Redler.He fought a courageous battle against cancer.

He was a proud Veteran of the United State's Air Force and spent his career life working in Houston as an engineer. He retired to Joaquin where he enjoyed spending time on his farm and with his family.

Services will be held on October 12, 2011 at the Veterans Cemetary in Keithville Louisiana at 11:00 am.

He is survived by:

his loving wife, Helen Redler

his brother, Ken and wife Marion Redler of Sunnyvale, CA

Two Sons:
Albert and wife, Kathy Redler of Haughton, LA
Eric Redler of Huttig, AR

Two Daughters:
Valerie and husband Frankie Anthony of Center, TX
Kellie Redler of The Woodlands, TX

Grandchildren:
Melanie and husband Russell Shepard of Haughton, LA
Doug and wife Jacklyn Eaves of Tenaha, TX
Kodie Redler of Denton, TX
Albert Redler of Haughton, TX
Erica and Bradly Estes of Tenaha, TX
Jesika Anthony of Center, TX
Lane Redler of Huttig, AR

Great Grandchildren:
Ayden and Haylee Eaves of Tenaha, TX
Leah Estes of Tenaha, TX

In lieu of flowers the family would like for donations to be made to the Veteran's Hospital in Shreveport, LA


James F. Ramsey, 68, of Joaquin passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Promise Hospital in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was born on February 19, 1943 in Timpson, Texas to J.P. Ramsey and Era Richards Ramsey. James enlisted in the United States Army in 1966. He completed basic training in Leesville, Louisiana and San Antonio, Texas. He was later deployed to Thailand and was honorably discharged in 1968. James was retired from Tyson Poultry, where he worked as a diesel mechanic for several years. James enjoyed picking and singing at different events, but most of all at his church. He also enjoyed being out in the woods hunting. He was a Christian and a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 12:00pm to 1:30pm on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Larry Andrews officiating.

He is survived by:

Sons:
Vince Ramsey and wife, Crickett of Logansport, Louisiana
Jason Ramsey and wife, Barbara of League City

Daughter, Jamie Griffin of Tenaha

Fifteen Grandchildren

Sisters:
Melba Fults of Center
Faye Socia of Nacogdoches

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Wives, Janet and Era Lou Ramsey
Parents, J.P. and Era Ramsey
Niece, Tammy Socia

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


Funeral services for Garland Sanders Burrows, 89, of Center, will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, Center, with Rev. Michael Hale officiating, assisted by Rev. John Bender and Rev. Carl Smith. She will be buried at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Burrows was born on December 10, 1921 in Geneva, Texas to the late Dan Sanders, and Berta Sanders Gillis; and died on October 5, 2011 at HomePlace Hospice Hospital, a division of Hospice of East Texas.

Mrs. Burrows is a Retired Homemaker, who had a Catering Business for many years. Customers well remember the delicious Wedding and Birthday Cakes throughout the years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center, having taught 4th grade girls Sunday School for numerous years, and was active in the Baptist Womens Missionary Union. Mrs. Burrows served in the Center High School Band Boosters Club when her daughter was in high school and worked as an Assistant Den Mother when her sons were in Cub Scouts. In retirement Mrs. Burrows and her husband Barfield were active members of the Shelby County Historic Society. For many years she and Barfield sold tickets to the carnival for the Shelby County Poultry Festival. Their spot at the ticket booth has been missed.

Mrs. Burrows’ first goal in life was that her children became believers in The Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. Her second goal was that her children all graduate from college.

Mrs. Burrows enjoyed gardening and sharing vegetables with all her friends. She was an avid seamstress all her life.

For the past 27 months she has been living at Reunion Plaza, Tyler, Texas, where she was loved by all the residents there. Her favorite activity was playing dominoes, which she enjoyed all of her life.

Mrs. Burrows is survived by a Daughter, Anita Burrows Rawls and husband Prince of Sherman, TX; sons, Danny Burrows and wife Carletta of Kilgore, TX, and Thomas Burrows and wife Terri of Coppell, TX; Grandchildren, Tammie Rawls Wolff of Tyler, TX, Jason Burrows of Seattle WA, Carmen Burrows Bierschwale of Junction, TX, Jeremiah Burrows of Tucson, AZ, Ryan Barton of Coppell, TX; Great-Grandchildren, Dillon Wolff of Tyler, TX; Jade, Brock & Koda Bierschwale of Junction, TX.

Pallbearers will be David Chadwick, Jeff Caid, Teddy Hopkins, Zack Warr, Joe Anderson, Bennie Owens

Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Ballard, Joe Fields, Dr. Golden, James Greer, Dr. Joe Hooker, Harold Warr, Lawrence Koonze and Billie Clyde Duncan

Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University, Tyler, TX 75701.

Services will be under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, TX.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to HomePlace Hospital, a part of The Hospice of East Texas, to Dr. Lazel Augustus and Dr. Craig Gunter, and to the Nursing Staff on the 6th floor of East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, TX.

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


Graveside services for Franklin Don "Donny" May, Jr., 32, will be held Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2:30pm in Dallas, Texas at Laurel Land Cemetery with Darrel Lee Cobb officiating.

Mr. May passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Mesquite, Texas. He was born April 12, 1979 in Dallas, Texas. He attended school in Joaquin and graduated in Dallas, TX.

He is survived by father, Don May and stepmother Mary May of Joaquin, Texas; mother Shirley Howard and stepfather, Larry Howard of Mesquite, TX; brother David May of Redwood, MN; sister Lee Ann May of Dallas and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


John Dean Windham, 74, of Bossier City, Louisiana, formerly of Center, passed away on October 5, 2011 at his residence. He was born on December 25, 1936 in Center, Texas to John Desmond Windham and Maude Mahan Windham. Mr. Windham served his country as a Captain in the United States Army and later served his community as Mayor of the City of Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Center with Rev. Aubie McSwain and Rev. Howard Cloudy officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Gary Johnson, Johnny Sloan, Luke Motley, David Chadwick, Tom Bartle, John Sancton, Chuck Lunsford and Reggie Graves.

He is survived by:
Wife, Barbara Windham of Bossier City, LA

Three Sons:
Brad Windham of Center
John Phillip Windham and wife, Chana of Shreveport, LA
Michael Windham and wife, Michelle of Bossier City, LA

Four Granddaughters:
Colleen, Sarah, Jessica and Rebecca

Brother-in-law, Charlie Bussey and wife, Lucretia

Sister-in-law, Mary Lou Lout and husband, Howard

A number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents, John and Maude Windham
Sisters, Fay Nell Reeves and Joyce Spivey
Brother, Quinn Munnerlyn

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
You may pay your respects to John Dean at Watson & Sons Funeral Home throughout the day Saturday.


10/04/2011

Lee Ballard, 25, of Missouri City, passed away on October 3, 2011. He was born on November 1, 1985 in Houston, Texas to Michael Lee Ballard and Melinda Sue Brooks White.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Tom Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow at Woods Cemetery in Panola County.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Hawkins, Kenneth Hawkins, John Brooks, Frank Lenz, Brian Christianson and Elliot Christianson.

He is survived by:

Father, Mike Ballard and wife, Kim of Houston

Mother, Melinda White and husband, Dale of Missouri City

Sister, Melanie Ballard of Tenaha

Grandmothers:
Jean Ballard and husband, Stacy of Tenaha
Joyce Brooks of Tenaha

Step Grandparents, Ray and Fern White of Deer Park

Nephews, Caleb and Michael Ballard of Tenaha

Girlfriend, Jeannette Morales of Sugarland

A number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Grandfathers, Jerry Don Ballard and Marlin Reed Brooks
Uncles, Bryan Ballard and Billy Brooks

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


John Brinton Hargrove, 24, of Shelbyville, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 4, 1987 to Johnny Hargrove and Connie Taylor Hargrove. John was a member of the Oakland Missionary Baptist Church and also attended Sunday School at Hawthorne Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Raines, Bro. Larry Chandler and Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Preston Parker, Jessie Vaughn, Justin Hughes, Russell Stroope, Richard Sharp Jr., Devon McMahon, Allen Weeks and Mike Welsh. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Jackson, Jerrick Hargrove, Joey Lawson, Carlos Taylor and Justin Welsh.

He is survived by:
Parents, Johnny and Connie Hargrove of Shelbyville

Wife, Julie Hargrove of Shelbyville

Brother, Jared Hargrove of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Jessica Hargrove and fiancé, Robert Jackson of Shelbyville
Kim Bridges of Center
Cindy Sharp and husband, Richard of Joaquin

Nephews:
Jerrick Hargrove of Shelbyville
Richard Sharp Jr. of Joaquin

Nieces:
Amanda Miller and husband, Cody of Center
Kasey Hargrove of Joaquin

Mother-in-law, Ramona McMahon of Shelbyville

Grandmother, Judy English of Shelbyville

Great Nephews:
Klayton Lewis of Joaquin
Christian E.Z. Lewis of Joaquin

Special Family, Ben and Shirley Brittain of Shelbyville

Special Friends, Maggie and Gracie Vaughn

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Hollis and Allene Hargrove
Bill and Verna Taylor

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


10/03/2011

James Paul Dockens, 81, of Joaquin, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011 in Center. He was born in the Aiken community of Shelby County on April 20, 1930 to Arlie Dockens and Ressie Grant Dockens. Mr. Dockens was an avid trail rider and a member of the Sam Houston Mounted Quadrille. He was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Sam Glover and Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Alford, Gregg Eddins, Earl Danley, Ray Martin, Billy Martin and Cody Swan. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Martin and Jody Dockens.

He is survived by:

Wife, Dorothy Ann Dockens of Joaquin

Daughters:
Julie Ashby and husband Craig of Odem
Audrey Richard Nixon and husband, Haskell of Gary

Sons:
James Ray Dockens of Waxahachie
Kenneth Paul Dockens and wife, Karen of Waxahachie
Derral Martin of Milano

Twenty Grandchildren
Twenty-eight Great Grandchildren
One Great-Great Grand

Sister, Joy Eddins of De Kalb

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Arlie and Ressie Dockens
Son, Robert Earl Dockens
Brother, Leon Dockens

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


10/01/2011

Linda Lee Stark Smith, 79, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on August 20, 2011 at 4:49 p.m. at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Linda was born on November 24, 1931 in Huntington, West Virginia to Stanley and Ann Stark. She grew up in Russell, Kentucky with her parents and two siblings, Stan and Chloe Ann. Linda attended grade school and high school in her home town and later business school. She married George H. Stephenson and they had two sons Gregory and Jeffrey Stephenson. Linda worked many jobs, including switchboard operator and Welcome Wagon hostess. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the church choir. Linda moved to Indiana and was re-married to James T. Smith. She and Jim moved from Indianapolis to Shelbyville, Texas where they built, and for many years ran Smith's Acres, a general store with a small fish camp.

They enjoyed visits from their children and their families, Jeff and Greg as well as Jim's three children, Jenny, Sandy, and James. Linda also enjoyed working for the Sheriff's Office as a receptionist and they loved their small country church. After Jim died, Linda stayed a bit longer in Texas, and then moved back to Indiana. She lived with her son Jeff for awhile before moving into AHEPA apartments where she lived for a few years, before moving to Autumn Glen. Linda is survived by two step daughters, Jennie Troxell (Kermitt) of Markleville, Indiana and Sandy Crail (Roger) of Pendleton, Indiana. One step-son, James T. Smith, Jr. (Patsy) of Ava, Mo. Two sons, Greg Stephenson of Indianapolis, Indiana and Jeff Stephenson (Debbie) of Indianapolis, Indiana. She simply loved the fact that she had fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her brother Stan Stark (Clare) of Ironton, Ohio and her little dog Dollie.

Linda is predeceased by husband James Smith, sister Chloe Ann Stark Hollinger and parents Stanley and Ann Stark.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Autumn Glen Assisted Living Facility/Community Room 2250 Harvest Moon Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46229. The service will be officiated by Senior Pastor of North Eastwood Christian Church, Michael Percifield and Joe Hammond with Oakley-Hammond Funeral Home, both of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Following the service will be visitation with family to complete the "Celebration of Life" cake and punch will be served. Memorial donation suggestion: Autumn Glen Activity Fund. Linda would be thrilled to know that you donated your love to the Activity Fund. Linda loved their partys, outings and fun times together and would be happy to know her friends have been brought joy, through your donation.

Our family would like to thank Autumn Glen Assisted Living Community for all of their love and support while Linda made her home there. Quotation from Linda: "If it is your will, I will" Noted from her 1949 senior high school yearbook; "A jolly girl who keeps conversation lively". Linda's cremains will be interred at her final resting place next to her love, James Smith at Wimberley Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

Memorial Service for Linda S. Smith will be held Friday, October 7, 2011. The funeral procession will begin at 1:00 pm in the parking lot of the Shelby County Sheriff Office in Center, with graveside memorial service at Wimberly Cemetery, Huxley, with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

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