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09/30/2010

Infant Nathaniel Eric Hoelscher, 13 days, was born on Monday, September 13, 2010, in Shreveport, Louisiana, and entered into rest on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Nathaniel was born to Tiffany Danielle Hoelshcer of San Augustine, and David Christopher Driver of San Augustine; Other survivors include: Grandparents, Raymond (Redman) and Stephanie Hoelcher of San Augustine; Cynthia Kilburn of Nacogdoches and Joe Walker of Nacogdoches; Great-Grandparents: Ruth and Marlin Wiederhold of Dimebox, Texas and Evelyn and Don Komar of Deanville, Texas; Aunts: Crystal Hoelscher, Cortiny Straub, and Ashley Straub; Uncles: Hunter Holeshcer, Tre Straub, Daniel and Jodi Morgan, William and Crystal Knowles and Josh and Dayna Driver, along with numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County, with Bro. Bobby Wadsworth officiating.

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

Mary Katherine Dry, 79, of Tyler, previously of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 in Tyler. She was born August 31, 1922 in Shelbyville to Ara Cannon Harris and Ollie Askew Harris. Ms. Dry was a member of the First Assembly of God in Center and also The Tyler Metro Church in Tyler. She was a prayer warrior and prayed for everyone. She was a Godly, precious woman, and loved everyone with all her heart.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Mitchell, Clayton Boyd, Cameron Boyd, Dustin Jerrett, Heath Jerrett and Kenneth Dry, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Dry, Jr., David Dry, Jr., Robbie Jeter, Todd Jeter and J.M.Boyd.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Kenneth Dry & wife Betty of Apple Springs
Mike Dry & wife Linda of Palestine

Grandsons:
Charlie Mitchell of Carthage
Rodney Boyd & wife Kimberly of Chandler
James Teslar & wife Michelle of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Daughter-in-Law, Jane Dry of Center

Sister, Jacqueline Crawford of Lufkin

Also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Ara Cannon Harris and Ollie Askew Harris
Daughters, Betty Dry Mitchell and Sandra Lynn Stringer
Son, David Donald Dry

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

Linda Johnson Lout, 60 of Center, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 at her home. She was born April 20, 1950 in Duluth, Minnesota to Melvin Johnson and Betty Brisk Johnson. Mrs. Lout was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard and Bro. James Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

She is survived by:

Husband, Al Lout of Center

Son, Darrin Lout & wife Annie of Center

Daughter, Tanya Lout of Center

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

Brother, Rodney Johnson & wife Melissa of Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Special Friends:
Bobby Jenkins and Carol Peterson

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Melvin Johnson & Betty Brisk Johnson
Grandson, Dalton Lout

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

09/28/2010

Larry W. Folsom, 53, of Hockley, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010. He was born April 26, 1957 in Cleburne to Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by:

Son, Jeremy Daniel Folsom & wife Kecia of Houston

Grandson, Landon Folsom of Houston

Granddaughter, Avery Folsom of Houston

Mother, Vastine L. Folsom of Center

Brothers:
James D. Folsom of Center
Daniel H. Folsom, Jr. of Center
Randy Folsom of Center

Sister, Carolyn Shaw of Plano
Mary Spindor of Forth Worth

Also numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by:
Father, Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr.

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

Billy Bob Stone,  76, of Nederland, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010.  He was born June 5, 1934 in Joaquin to R. A. and Mildred Stone. Mr. Stone was a member of First Baptist Church in Nederland.  He served in the US Army.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Wayne McEwen officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Phil Worsham, Richard Bevins, David Worsham, Stevie Smith, Glen Harrison and Jimmy Glen Coulter.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Bolton, Levis Worsham, Larry Smith, Charlie Mullins, Ray Perez and Ronnie Stone.

He is survived by:
Wife, Faye Stone of Nederland

Sons:
Mark Stone & wife Cindy of Joaquin
Bruce Stone & wife Deziree of Port Arthur

Grandchildren:
Nathan Stone of Joaquin
Erin Stone of Joaquin
Amanda Stone of Port Arthur
Bradley Stone of Port Arthur
Colton Stone of Port Arthur

Preceded in death by:
Parents, R. A. and Mildred Stone

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Odyssey Hospice of Beaumont. 
Memorials may be made to the Jackson Cemetery Fund at 6976 US 84 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.

Waymon Earl Gardner, 55 of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010.

Funeral service for Mr. Waymon Earl Gardner will be at 11am Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Carroll Chapel C.M.E. Church, Shelbyville, Tx. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8pm on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Hicks Chapel, Center, Texas.

Survivors:
Daughter, Lisa Whaley (Roderick)

Brother, Dewey Gardner

Sisters: Dorothy Cartwright, Dorothy McCollister, Darlene Gardner, & Annie Gardner

Special friend and Caregiver: Mildred Faye Byndom

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, 804 M.L.K. Drive, Center, Texas.

Edward F. Wagner Jr. better known as “Buzz” was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on October 21, 1944 and passed away September 28, 2010. He lived all of his life in East Texas; first in Appleby, then Nacogdoches, Timpson, and later retired from Nibco of Texas after forty-one and half years of service and moved to Garrison. He was a proud member of the First Baptist Church in Timpson and loved his church family with all his heart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward F. Wagner and his mother, Kathryn Holmes Wagner.
His surviving relatives: his beloved wife of thirty-two years, Doris; three step-sons, Douglas Wayne Milford, Terry Leon Milford, Randy Carroll Milford and wife Lisa; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Four Sisters and brothers-in-law: Jo Beth and Arlen Pietsch; Marianne and Joe Ladd; Nellave and Charles Dominey; and Dorothy and Ray Patterson.

Sister-in-law: Jo Fleming and special friend, Kearsten Clark.

Nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Buzz was a lifetime member of Milam Masonic Lodge # 2, where he was a Past Master. He was a member of Garrison Lodge # 670. He was also a member of Timpson Lodge # 437 and was a past Master; four times. He was District Deputy Grand Master, Masonic District 15, of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas A.M. & F. M. in 1994. He was the Charter Worthy Patron of Timpson Eastern Star Chapter # 1144, a Past Patron of Timpson Eastern Star Chapter #396, and Garrison Eastern Star Chapter # 192. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, gardening, and cooking for his family.
Buzz loved life, he loved God, he loved his family, he loved his friends and community, and he will be greatly missed by many. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Visitation: First Baptist Church-Timpson, Thursday 6- 8 p.m.
Church Service: First Baptist Church- Timpson, Friday 10:00 a.m.
Burial at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, TX.

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

Ruth P. McKinney, age 90, was born August 12, 1920, in Noble, Louisiana, to the late John G. and Maggie (Barber) Pugh. She entered into rest at the residence of her son in Friendswood, Texas, on September 25. 2010.
Mrs. Mckinney was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of South Houston and was a member of the Eastern Star Post #315, serving as Past Worthy Matron from 1974 - 1975. Her daily life exemplified her love for the Lord.

She worked as a civil servant as an Administrative Secretary at the VA Hospital in Houston from 1947 until 1982. She loved traveling and doing many things with the ladies in the Eastern Star post. She was able to go to the Holy Land on one of her trips and to Hawaii on another. Her jokes and antidotes will be remembered as much as her smile.

She is survived by her son Thomas M. McKinney and wife Trisha G. of Friendswood; granddaughters Candace Ra McKinney of Friendswood and Angela Jo Lynch of Clear Lake; great-grandchildren Victoria Jade McKinney, Tyler Nathaniel Lynch and Adam Ryland Lynch, all of Clear Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Mack McKinney and 2 brothers Williard Pugh and W.J. Pugh.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 1:00 P.M. graveside at Liberty Hill Cemetery with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday morning beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time. She will then be laid to rest beside her husband in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Mildred Gray Pou Wisenbaker was born December 17, 1922, the 4th and youngest child of Allen & Fannie Coussons Pou. She Was born at home in the Ramah Community near Tenaha in Shelby County TX. She left this earth on September 27, 2010, at her home in the East Beauregard Community. She was 87 years old. Mildred married Gordon Wisenbaker in 1940. She moved to Beauregard Parish in 1950 and spent the rest of her life here. She lived for many years in Ragley and in 1983 moved to the East Beauregard area.

Mildred was a loyal and active member of Gillis Baptist Church before moving to the East Beauregard area. After moving, she became and active member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she had many loving friends. She was a loyal wife, a devoted mother and a generous and loving friend. She loved working crossword puzzles, reading and cooking. She was a fabulous cook, could memorize a recipe after seeing or hearing it once and enjoyed above all, sharing food with her family and friends.

She was married for 56 years before the death of her husband in 1996. She is survived by her 4 children: Pat Lilly & husband Steve of Sugar Land, TX, Ken Wisenbaker & wife Maude of Dry Creek, LA, Virginia Hebert of Moss Bluff, LA and Chris Wisenbaker & wife Lynn of DeRidder, LA; 3 granddaughters Kathleen Randall & Ellen Mitchell of Sugar Land, TX and Shawn Allen of Lake Charles, LA; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother Charles Pou of Orange, TX, a sister and her best friend, Grace McLaughlin of The Woodlands, TX, she is also survivbed by one brother-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Pou, a sister-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist CHurch in DeRidder, Louisiana

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rod Martin will officiate. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Cemetery in Elizabeth, Louisiana

09/27/2010

Mr. Elton Porter, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Goodwin and Bro. M.D. Lamon officiating. Burial will be at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born November 16, 1921 in Shelby County to Cliff and Suegene (Hughes) Porter. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

He is preceded in death by Parents, Cliff and Suegene Porter, 2 Sisters, Wylma Whiteside and Bertie Jeans and Grandson, Shane Porter.

He is survived by Wife: Doris Porter of Center

Daughter: Janice Porter of Center

3 Sons:
Michael Porter & wife, Sharon of Center
Randy Porter of Austin
Mark Porter of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Stacia Hammers & husband, Jerry of Gary
James Greggory Barbe & wife Cristina of Dallas
Monica Zimmerman & husband, Scott of Houston
Justin Porter & wife, Carissa of Center
Matt Porter of Center
Jon Porter & wife, Lindsay of Center
Samuel Porter of Center

Great Grandchildren:
T.J. Magness
Henry Porter Barbe
Kalyn Gilchrist & Jacob Zimmerman
Zoie & Gage Porter

Pallbearers: James Greggory Barbe, Justin Porter, Matt Porter,
Jon Porter, Samuel Porter, T.J. Magness and Jacob Zimmerman

In Lieu of flowers, family request that donations can be made to the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, Building Fund, 524 FM 2026, 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

James H. "Jack" Whitton, age 85, of Pineland, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.

He was well known throughout Texas as a basketball coach and educator in the state's public school systems.

Coach Whitton was born Jan. 22, 1925, in San Augustine County, a son of the late Kirt Patrick Whitton and Eliza Hickman Whitton. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches. He and the former Ruth Jacks were married Aug. 20, 1955.

His early career was with small rural schools of Sabine County and in the 1950s he moved to Huntington where he took the reins of Huntington High School's Red Devils, making several trips to the state tournament in Austin and bringing home the championship. Upon leaving Huntington he moved to Seminole, Texas, for another succesful tenure coaching.

In 1961 when the Pineland and Bronson schools consolidated to form West Sabine High School, he returned to East Texas to serve as the first coach of the West Sabine Tigers. Success for the Tigers was immediate with an outstanding season and a trip to the state tournament. Though the Tigers didn't capture the championship the first year, they returned the next year and won the state champhionship. Years to come found the Tigers to be a team to be reckoned with by teams from much larger schools, including Houston area teams. Coach Whitton and the Tigers continued making trips to the state tourney and brought home champhionships throughout the 1960s.

After several years leading the West Sabine athletics, Whitton stepped up in 1969 to serve as principal of West Sabine High School. He continued to serve in this position and earning the respect of students, parents, colleagues, and the community until his retirement in 1985.

Following retirement, he had a brief stint as interim coach for Shelbyville High School.

Education, students, and youth were an important part of Coach Whitton's life. Also in retirement he served several years on the board of trustees for West Sabine Independent School District, including a tenure as president of the board. Community service was also important to Mr. Whitton, he served five years as a board member for Sabine County Hospital District, 1983-1988. He was an active member of Pineland Service Club which suports many community and school projects.

Returning to Sabine County when joining the W.S. faculty, Jack and Ruth made their home in the Centerview community near Pineland and reared their family there. Ruth helped guide many students as well, as a first grade teacher at West Sabine several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Whitton Jacks, on July 21, 2001, as well as his daughter, Rena RaNell "Ra" Whitton Rogers, and granddaughter, Jacy Ra, on May 30, 1991.

Jack was the last surviving child of the K.P. Whitton family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, Benton, Charlie, and K.P. Jr.; and sisters, Yvonne Kingsley, Duetta Ogden, Zera Gary, Lena Smith, and Armatha Lane.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jim D. and Sheila Whitton and Jon A. and Natalie Whitton, all of the Centerview community; five grandchildren, Rachel, Josh, Rebecca, Robyn, and Ragan; six great-grandchldren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Starr Funeral Home chapel in Hemphill. Interment will follow at the Whitton Family Cemetery in the Centerview community, Pineland.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Starr Funeral Home, 511 Starr Street in Hemphill, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Starr Funeral Home, Hemphill. Online obituary and guestbook posted at www.starrfuneralhome.co
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Bennie Hooper,  79, of Center, passed Sunday,September 26, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. He was born October 24, 1930 in Panola County, Texas to Burton Hooper and Pearl Smart Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a member of the Ephesus Bapist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Monday, September 27, 2010 and 7:00am to 8:00pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Watson& Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Wheeler and Re. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mr.Hooper's grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Ephesus Baptist Church.

He is survived by:
Wife, Billie Hooper of Center
Sons:
Ray Hooper & wife Rachel of Universal City
Michael Hooper & wife Teresa of Longview
Steve McQueen & wife Becky of Mt. Enterprise
Daughters:
Beth Golder & husband Douglas of Elysian Fields
Treva Jo Humphries & husband Mike of Golden
Cindy Alfred & husband Steve of Shreveport
Shelia Bozeman & husband Ricky of Carthage
Brenda McQueen Perez of Center
Sister, Vesta Bozeman of Center
Special Aunt, Dorothy Denton of Center
Twenty One Grandchildren and Twenty Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by:
Parents, Burton Hooper and Pearl Smart Hooper
Son, Jody Hooper
Sisters, Ruby Johnson & her husband John and Carrie "T-bo" Cameron & her husband T.J.
Brother-in-Law, George LAVone Bozeman
Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Mr. & Mrs. A.E. "Buddy" Wagstaff

Memorials can be made to Ephesus Baptist Church, 10752 Hwy 87 South, Center, Texas 75935.

Shone Thomas Whitton, age 18, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 as the result of an automobile accident.  He was born July 10, 1992 in Center, Texas to Kevin and Tammy Whitton.  Shone was a college student at TSTE in Marshall majoring as diesel engine mechanic.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Center, with Rev. Don Windham officiating, interment will be in the White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Survivors include:

Parents: Kevin and Tammy Whitton of Center

Sister: Destiny Whitton of Center

Grandmothers:  Zaundra Whitton of Joaquin, Sylvia Owens of Cushing, Teresa Hailey of Lufkin

Great Grandmothers:  Lexa Whitton of Timpson, Essie Soape of Aiken

Aunt:  Pam Whitton of Joaquin

Uncles:  Gary Whitton and wife Brittany of Joaquin, Kenneth Whitton and wife Lauren of Conroe, Kenneth Redmon and wife Michellle of Center, Ricky Davis and wife Dana of Sedan, KS, Ronnie Davis and wife Tammy of Aiken, Mike McSwain of Center

Special Cousins:  Brant Redmon of Center

Special Friend:  Justin Williams of Shelbyville

Girlfriend:  Stefanie Bell of Martinsville

Proceded in death by:  Grandfathers:  Roger Dale Whitton and Jerry Davis, Great Grandfather: T.J. Whitton, Aunt:  Carla McSwain.

Visitation will be held from 12 Noon - 8:00 pm on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

09/24/2010

Welton Eugene Yarbrough, Sr. 72, of Shelbyville, passed Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Center. He was born May 5, 1938 in San Augustine to Adolph Yarbrough and Annie Mae Eddings Yarbrough. Mr. Yarbrough was a member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, September 27, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Calvin Hancock and Rev. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Wife, Louise Yarbrough of Shelbyville

Daughter, Sara Kincel of Bronson

Son, Welton Yarbrough, Jr. & wife Tina of Apple Springs

Four Grandchildren:
Kristi Patina & husband Jimmy
Trey McElahney
Lee Kincel
Brook Kincel

One Great Grandchild:
Moses Patina

Also a number of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, a host of friends and Suzy his dog.

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

09/23/2010

Mayme Alice Bogard Watson, of Timpson, Texas, died on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Nacogdoches at the age of 95 years. She was born October 30, 1914 in Timpson, Texas. Mayme’s parents were John Cornelius Bogard and Alice Neuville Bogard, both of whom descend from early Shelby County families. After her graduation from Timpson High School, she attended college in Commerce before transferring to Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in 1935. There she met her future husband, Orlan L. Watson. Mayme and Orlan married in 1938 and eventually settled in Baytown, Texas, where she taught first grade for 30 years and Orlan worked as a chemist. Upon retirement they moved to Timpson.

Mayme was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers: James Thompson Bogard, John C. Bogard, Jr. and Neuville Bogard, and sisters: Elizabeth Bogard Davis, Frances Bogard Garrett and Addie Belle Bogard May. She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family is particularly grateful for the steadfast and loving care provided to Mayme by her caregivers including Donna Woolf, Janis Ridgway, Pat Bowden, Frankie Newcomer, and Brooksie Bearden and a special friend and neighbor, Wilma Wheaton. They would like to thank Dr. B. H. Henderson and Dr. Richard Baker for their faithful and skillful services through the years.

The Rev. Rick Anderson will conduct Mayme’s funeral service at First Methodist Church in Timpson, Texas on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11 o’clock. The family will receive friends Monday morning at the church from 10 o’clock until the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

In lieu of flowers a memorial to the First Methodist Church or your favorite charity may be made.

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

Nira Ivada Hite, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. She was born October 17, 1920 in Shelbyville to John Allen Sample and Sally Latham Sample. Ms Hite was a member of McCelland Community Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Mark Host, Jeff Host, Maurice Tipton, Bobby Host, Kurt Minnick and Ted Nordin.

She is survived by:

Granddaughters:
Belinda Kay Host and husband Jeff of Houston
Michelle Minnick & husband Kurt of Houston

Grandson, Maurice Tipton & wife Joyce of Monroe, Louisiana

Twelve Great Grandchildren and Nineteen Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Allie R. Hughes of Center

Sisters-in-Law:
Nellie Mae Sample of Tomball
Evie Adams of Houston

Brothers-in-Law:
Harlan F Adams of Center
O.F. "Butch" Adams of Shelbyville
James Wilburn Adams of Houston

Preceded in death by:
Husband of 74 years, Dewitt Hite
Daughter, Yvonne Tipton
Son-in-Law, Bobby Tipton
Grandaughter, Lisa Marie Houchens
Grandson, Richard Tipton
Two sisters and four Brothers

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

 

Helen Rixie Campbell Goodwin, 97, of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in Lufkin, Texas.

Helen was born to Emma (Sones) Campbell and John Henry Campbell on August 11, 1913, in McNeil, Mississipi. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine. Graveside Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010, at Sones Chapel Cemetery in McNeil, Mississippi.

Her survivors include: Son and Daughter-in-law: Dr. W.H. Goodwin and Frankie of San Augustine; Sister: Ruth Campbell of San Augustine; Grandchildren: John Mark Goodwin, Eric Goodwin, Charles Goodwin, Jodie Goodwin Evans, Jackie Goodwin, and Kristen Goodwin and 3 Great-Grandchildren; Daughters-in-Law: Johnnie Faye Goodwin of Baton Rouge, La. and Virgina Goodwin of Houston.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harley Goodwin; Sons: Dr. John W. Goodwin and Charles B. Goodwin.

There will visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, up until time of funeral service at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.

Bobbie Jean Blount Boykins, 68, of Center died September 19, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2010 11:00 am at the East Liberty Baptist Church in the East Liberty Community, Shelbyville, TX. Services will be held by Rev. Curtis Archie of the East Liberty Baptist Church and assisted by Reverend Kenneth James of Austin, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Victor LaBouve, Booker LaBouve, Jerome Moore, Bernon Blount, Marcus Williams, Derrick Williams, Marcus Allen, Dedrick Brooks.

Bobbie, affectionately known as “Weedie”, was born November 14, 1941, in Center, Texas to John and Amanda Randle Blount. She was educated and reared in the East Liberty Community. She was a 1961 graduate of the East Liberty High School. She remained close with her classmates. She accepted Christ at an early age and continued as a member of the East Liberty Baptist Church. Son,Ronald, believed that Romans 5:3 “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,” detailed mom’s life.

Bobbie met and married Jim C. “Pudden” Boykins on October 23, 1969. To this union, two children were born, Ronald and Rashaka. She embraced marriage and motherhood to the fullest. She was no doubt one remarkable woman. “Mom taught us early in childhood that things were done her way. She wanted us to be respectful and educated. She gave my brother and me everything that she had to give,” son, Rashaka. She spent a lifetime preparing daily for her family. She embraced life in her own way and own her own terms. “She was in control until the very end,” Sister Alice Blount.

Bobbie is survived by her husband, J. C. Boykins of Center and her sons, Ronald Boykins & wife Veronica of Lavergne, TN and Rashaka Boykins of Austin, TX, and stepson, Joe Boykins & wife Edna of Shelbyville, granddaughter, Audashalon Boykins, grandson, Ronald Boykins II, her sisters Mary Suell & husband L.B. of Center, Wilda Gardner & husband Lucky of Center, Verna Williams of Houston, and Alice Blount of Houston along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She encountered several “special friends” in her life Melba Gann of Center and La Verne Bolton Daniel of Los Angeles, CA.

Special thanks from the Boykins family to the Taylor, Hughes, Miller, Powell, Warren, Harbison, Jones, Smith, and McSwain families.

Visitation will be held from 1:00pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonand sonsfuneralhome.com

09/21/2010

Marie Johnson, 88, of Kilgore, formerly of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at The Willows Nursing Home in Kilgore. She was born December 26, 1921 in Panola County, Texas to Evert Dyson and Mable Ritter Dyson. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.

She is survived by:
Husband, Herman Johnson of Kilgore
Daughters:
Donnith Helton & husband David of Bossier City, Louisiana
Brenda Haley & husband Bobby of Haughton, Louisiana
Sons:
Larry Cochran & wife Carolyn of Pearland
Herman Johnson, Jr. & wife Linda of Kilgore
Nine Grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Sister, Novis Hitt of Houston
Brother, Bertie Koonce of Timpson
Preceded in death by:
Mother, Mable Hardin
Father, Evert Dyson
Daughter, Joan Collins
Son-in-Law, David Collins
Grandson, Ashley Collins
Sister, Peggy Funderburke

Walter M. Warren, Jr. 84, of Center, passed away Monday, September 20, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Joel McMahon officiaitng. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 6, 1925 in Shelby County to Walter Marvin Warren Sr. and Marguerite Jane (Crawford) Warren. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin & he was a member of the Center Noons Lions club. He was also an electrician in Center for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Walter Marvin Warren, Sr. and Marquerite Jane (Crawford) Warren, Sister, Martha (Warren) O’Rear, Niece, Marsha Watson and
Nephew, S.B. McSwain.

He is survived by:
Great Niece:
Tisha Watson of Center
Great Nephew:
Sean McSwain of Hong Knog

In Lieu of flowers, Donation can be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 269 Alexandria, VA 22313 or https://secure20.salvationarmy.org/.

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

09/20/2010

Johnny Alexander Sims, 39, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2010 at a Nacogdoches hospital. He was born March 5, 1971 in Center to Danny Lynn Sims and Celina Danley Sims.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Donnie Weatherly officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be Devlon Tarver, Cody Mabus, Robert Bailey, Glenn McVay, Trae Rushing, Richard Stinson, Randy Jordan and Earon Bailey.

He is survived by:
Mother, Celina Danley Sims of Center
Father, Danny Sims & wife Christine of Nacogdoches
Brother, Clay Sims of Center
Sister, Kim Sims Barbee of Center
Aunts:
Virginia Danley of Center
Joyce Danley of Center
Uncle, Earnest Danley & wife Mary of Channelview
Nieces:
Laci Sims and Lauren Sims
Nephew:
Colton Sims and Cole Barbee
Also numerous cousins and other relatives
Special to Johnny’s heart, Penny Franklin of Nacogdoches and the girls, Amber, Jennifer, Madison and Hayley
Preceded in death by:
Grandparents, E.V. & Helen Danley, and Travis & Odell Sims

09/17/2010

Billie Faye Wiggins, 76 of Gallow Community of Panola County, Texas, passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Billie Faye Wiggins was born June 21, 1934 in Shelby County, Texas to the marriage of Ellis and Viola Coyle Sholar. She attended Shelby County schools and Paxton schools. Mrs. Wiggins married Sidney Roger Wiggins on March 22, 1949 and celebrated 61 years together. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. Billie was a proud life long member of the Galloway United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ollis Sholar, sister, Lois Powdrill and grandson, Bradley Hall Wiggins.

The family will receive friends from 6pm until 8pm Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, Carthage, Texas with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Merrel McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include:
Husband: Sidney Roger Wiggins of Galloway
Sons: Randall Wiggins and wife Zada of Gary
Rickey Wiggins and wife Sheila of Joaquin
Daughter: Teresa Stephens and husband Rodney of Logansport, LA
Brother: James E. “Top” Sholar and wife Wanda of Peddle, MS
Sister: Jean Reeves and husband Alzie of Galloway
Sister-in-law: Ethel Munn of Tenaha
Grandchildren: Miranda Wiggins of Logansport, Phillip Wiggins of Nacogdoches, Amy Durham and husband Harold of Logansport, Ali Fields and husband Paden of Logansport, Cierra Stephens of Logansport, Katlyn Stephens of Logansport
One Great Grandson: Eli Fields
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

The family request memorials be made to the Shriners or the American Cancer Society.

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com

Barbara J. Yates, 64, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Center. She was born April 26, 1946 in Center to Dave Barton and Jean Henry Barton. Mrs. Yates was a 29 year associate for Wal-Mart and had most recently been a Customer Service Manager. She was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm t 8:00 pm, Friday, September 17, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by:
Husband: Carroll Yates of Center
Sons: Michael Yates and wife Lupe of Nacogdoches; Jason Yates and wife Tina of Tyler
Grandchildren: John Laird and wife Sarah of Austin, Joni Laird of Nacogdoches, Kris Delarosa of Tyler, Benjamin Carroll Yates of Tyler
Sisters: Elaine Bradshaw of Center, Mary Layton and husband Richard of Joaquin
Special Aunt: Yvonne Henry of Huxley
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
Special Friend, Linda Collins of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by: parents, Dave Barton and Jean Henry Barton

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonand sonsfuneralhome.com

09/15/2010

Frances Clark, 80, of the Neuville Community, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at her residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Hopkins and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 26, 1929 to Luther and Evie Lena (Askew) Wright. She was a member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Luther & Evie Lena Wright, Husband, Bro. Henry J. Clark, Son, Rodney Ray Clark, Brothers and Sisters, Clark Wright, Norma Bass, Scotty Wright, Bruce Wright, Verline Barlow and Nell Williams.

She is survived by:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Ronald J. and Norma J. Clark of Center

4 Grandchildren:
Ronald B. Clark & wife Kelli of Pasadena
Tiffany Gatlin & husband, William of Conroe
Catherine Renee Clark of Center
Sharon McIntosh & husband, Brian of Kansas City, Missouri

Great Grandchildren: Jacob Henry Ingersoll, Sarah Lena Ingersoll, Ashley Clark, Bobbie Roe, Erick Roe , Emily Grace Clark, Caleb McIntosh,Sean Gatlin.

Sister & Brother-in-law: Millie & Oren Warr of Center

Sister-in-law: Myra Wright of Orange

Brother-in-law: Brian Williams of Center

Uncle: Fred Askew of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers: Don Wright, David Wright, David Clark, Jimmy Clark, Al Barlow and John Ballard

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

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Hammett Graves, age 81, of the Old Center Community in Panola County, Texas, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Old Center Cemetery with Rev. James Bradley officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha prior to the graveside service. Mrs. Graves passed away on Tuesday afternoon, September 14, 2010, in Nacogdoches.

Mary Frances Hammett Graves was born on February 3, 1929, in Shreveport to Eldred and Mary Frances Gill Hammett. She graduated from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Louisiana and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Mrs. Graves married June Iris Graves on January 18, 1947, in Marshall, Texas and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1997. She and Mr. Graves moved to the Old Center Community in 1962, from Deer Park, Texas. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha where she served as the pianist for many years, was a member of the adult Sunday school class, and served on the administrative board. Mrs. Graves also played the piano at Old Center Baptist Church for many years. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eldred Lynn Smith and Virginia Reichhardt; and one granddaughter, Amanda Fleming.

Mrs. Graves is survived by three daughters, Gail Fleming and husband David of the Woods Community, Susan Colman and husband David of Magnolia, and Patti Ballard and husband Bob of Old Center; two sisters-in-law, Jimmie Boland of Old Center and Lynda Schrank of Lufkin; four grandchildren, Regina Reese and husband Mike of Conroe, Brad Koonce and wife Michelle of Garrison, Trey Fleming and wife Amanda of the Woods Community, and J.D. Colman of Magnolia; nine great-grandchildren, Kelby, Keve, Kloe, Chance, and Morgan Koonce, Emily, Brandon, and Christopher Reese, and Rylee Fleming.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are the Men of the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha and Ray Foster.

If desired, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha, POB 258, Tenaha, TX 75974.

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

 

09/14/2010

Hazel Jones, 78, of Center, passed away Monday, September 13, 2010 at her home. She was born November 12, 1931 in Shelby County to Hessie “Monk” Jeans and Lillie Mae English Jeans. Ms. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Sheila Jones of Center
Brenda Acuna and husband Larry of Center
Sherry Nettles and husband David of Center

Brother, Billy Jeans and wife Laverne of Center

Grandchildren:
Tabitha Cooper and husband Vic of Huxley
Robert Tomlin of Henderson
Kevin Acuna of Center
Nichole Nettles and fiancé Mike Madison of Dallas
Jessica Nettles of Chireno
Jeremy Nettles of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Whitnee and Marissa Tomlin of Center
Britni, Cole and Cade Cooper of Huxley
Trinity Crocker of Chireno

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Nolan Jones
Parents, Hessie “Monk” Jeans and Lillie Mae English Jeans
Brother, Hollis Jeans
Sister-in-Law, Jo Jeans

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

09/13/2010

Rev. Luster Melton, 99, of Center formerly of the Lone Cedar Community, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Lenard Milford officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 13, 1911 to Hiram B. and Mary Virginia (May) Melton. He was a member of the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church. Previously, he was a minister at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Hiram and Mary Melton, Wife, Tommie Melton, Brother, J.H. Melton and 2 Sisters, Lottie Swan & Lillie O’ Rear.

He is survived by:
2 Sons and Daughters-in-law:
Hiram & Beth Melton of Tenaha
Donald & Louise Melton of Center

Grandchildren:
Brenda Farmer & husband, Steve of Tenaha
Randy Melton of Haltom City
Donna Rushing of Hardin
Jonathan D. Melton & Shelli of Minden, LA

Great Grandchildren:
Jason Farmer & wife, Melanie
Alan Farmer
Ryan Melton & wife Joyce
Kyle Melton
Andrew Rushing

Great Great Grandson:
John Paul Farmer

Sister-in-law:
Esther Ruth Thomas of Livingston

Pallbearers:
Weldon English, Wayne Swan, Clifford Hamilton,
John Paul Lawson, Tommy Gray and Phil Worsham

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

09/09/2010

Tommye J. Grubbs, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 15, 1929 to Paul and Nina Mae (King) Duke. She graduated from Center High School in 1947. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center where she was a member of the Martha Sunday School Class.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Paul and Nina Duke and Husband, Richard Grubbs, Sr.

She is survived:
Husband: Charles “Chuck” Kreisel of Center

7 Children: Gary Grubbs of Center, Kelly Grubbs of Center, Paul Grubbs of Center, Richard Grubbs, Jr. & wife, Bobbie Ann of Center, Joy Austin & husband, James of Pasadena, Fred Grubbs of Center, Tammy Malek & husband, Cliff of Pasadena.

16 Grandchildren:
Michael Grubbs, Lou Chance, Allison Price, Amy Grubbs, Valerie Grubbs, Gina Seymour, Tina Amburn, Sandi Shahan, Tiffany Radney, Joshua Thigpen, Angela Austin, Amanda Dailey, Danielle Malek, Kent Seiver, Elizabeth “Lizze” Malek and Isaiah Grubbs

15 Great Grandchildren

Special Relatives & Friends:
Pat Grubbs of Chandler, Arizona
Gi Gi Rodriguez of Euless
Fay Smith of Bronson
Mary Lou Adams of Center
Clara Bell Duke
Dorothy Swor of Huntington
Wilma Battle of Nacogdoches
Virgil & Ruth Ann Duke
Cindy McKantz

Numerous Other Relatives and Friends

Pallbearers:
Gary Grubbs, Kelly Grubbs, Paul Grubbs,
Richard Grubbs, Jr., Fred Grubbs and Cliff Malek

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

09/08/2010

Elwood Kay, 88 of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center. He was born January 10, 1922 in Shelby County to Dewitt Kay and Annie Brown Kay. Mr. Kay was a member of Toledo Bend Missionary Baptist Church and worked for the US Forest Service from 1951-1978. He also served in the Navy from 1942-1946 on the USS Minneapolis.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am, Friday, September 10, 2010 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby County.

He is survived by:

Wife, Margaret Kay of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Sherrie Bowers & husband Bill of Rodessa, Louisiana
Deborah Morgan of Shawnee, Oklahoma
Kim Kay of Longview

Grandchildren:
Brandon Fort of Shreveport, Louisiana
Michelle Greer & husband James of Keithville, Louisiana
Kilie Mason & husband Ryan of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Codie Buchheit & husband Matt of Longview

Great Grandchildren:
Jesse, Aaron, Nikki, Keegan, Danielle, Caleb, and Rex

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Dewitt Kay and Annie Brown Kay
Brothers, Fred Kay, Russell Kay and Atwood Kay
Sister, Katherine Bailey

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


Katie Marie Dean, 22, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010. She was born October 20, 1987 in Nacogdoches to Sheldon Gene Folsom and Penny DeFrates Folsom. Katie was a mother and homemaker.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, September 10, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Chant Clark, Chad Taylor, Nathan Hathorn, Wayne Folsom, Wayne Taylor, Jr., Cody Folsom, and Colin Clark.

She is survived by:

Husband, Michael Dean of Center
Daughter, Georgie Grace Dean of Center
Mother, Penny Folsom of Center
Father, Gene Folsom of Center

Brother, David Rohrenback & wife Kenna of Kansas

Sisters: Jenifer Williams & husband Sterlin of Center
Misty Johnston of Baytown

Grandmother, Laverne Folsom of Center

Father-in-Law, Randy Dean of Huxley

Grandfather-in-Law, Bib Dean & wife Loretta of Shelbyville

Special Fathers-in-Law:
Blain Clark of Center
Wayne Taylor of Joaquin

Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law:
Wayne Taylor, Jr. & wife Chasity of Joaquin
Chant Clark & wife Nicole of Joaquin
Chad Taylor & wife April of Joaquin

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends

Special Friend, Tena Moragas of Center

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

09/07/2010

Rickie David Wigington, 55, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at his home. He was born January 18, 1955 in Texas City to Lester and Oleta Wigington.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Lonnie Belrose officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Pam Wigington of Center

Sons:
Johni Wigington & wife Stacy of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Jim Wigington of California
Jason Wigington & wife Gina “Bean” of California

Grandchildren:
Jacob, Cami, Darbi, Hailey, jess, Kate & Hunter

Sisters:
Shelby Walters
Regina Tipps
Ava Milby & husband Gary
Brenda Caldera & husband Donnie

Also many nieces, nephews who loved him deeply

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Lester & Oleta Wigington
Brothers, Larry Wigington & Jerry Wigington
Sisters, Kay Powers, Carolyn Cook and Judy Little

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

Mr. Artis Codell Britton died Monday, September 6, 2010. Mr. Britton was born December 27, 1921 in Texas to the marriage of John Offie and Vinnie Falwell Britton. Mr. Britton married Quida Faye Davis February 21, 1942 and celebrated 58 years together before she preceded him in death April 1, 2000. Cordell later served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star medal for gallantry in action in Germany on February 28, 1945 by destroying the enemy gun crew with a hand grenade. Sgt. Britton’s devotion and duty enabled his squad to resume its advance and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service. After the war, Cordell worked for Trail-Mo-Bill for 27 years and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He always had a smile on his face for everyone. Mr. Britton was a long time member of the County Line Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, Realous Britton, Leander Cleveland Britton, Elvin Turner Britton and Leonard Britton; sisters, Zeravell Keith, Beatrice Atkerson and Eloise Nix.

Survivors: Son: Lindy Cordell Britton and wife Linda of Longbranch
Daughter: Betty Lou Britton Atkerson and husband Roger of Longbranch
Grandchildren: Brandi Lynne Britton Reed
Kimberly Ann Atkerson Brady
Timothy Lynn Atkerson
Mark Allen Atkerson
Great Grandchildren:
Baylor Joe Reed, Baylee Kay Reed, Scott Thomas Brady, Amber Christine Atkerson, Madeline Ann Atkerson
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Pat Jones, Jerry Davis, Dean Jones, Troy Davis, Bobby Reed and Joe Dean Britton
Honorary Pallbearers: O.J. Britton
The body will lie in state: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends: 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family request memorials be made to: Clayton Fire Department

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com

09/06/2010

Mary Jane Harvey Coody, 55, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born October 23, 1954 in Beckville to Jim Bob Harvey and Tommie Lee Thedford Harvey. Ms. Coody was a loving mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow in the Strong Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Williams, Ronnie Bright, Danny Harvey, John Weir, Chris Hunsley and Steven Harvey. Honorary pallbearers will be Day’rien Williams, Randy Simmons, Bobby Joe Harvey and Kenny Bright.

She is survived by:

Son, Michael Wayne Harvey of Center

Daughters;
Jamie Lynn Tarver of Center
Melissa Ann Chevalier of Jacksonville, Florida
Angela Lynn Hughes of Center
Susan Rene’ Hughes of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren;
Okemia Harvey, Michael “MJ” Harvey, Brianna Chevalier, William Skinner, David Skinner, Elizabeth Jordan,
Jason Jordan Jr., Kathleen “Taylor” Hughes, David Hughes Jr., Diana Valencia, Cristian Valencia, Adrianna Taylor,
Darian Hughes, Daleya Hughes, Odonteis “Quary” Green Jr.

Brothers;
Jay Carl Harvey of Center
Everett Earl Harvey of Amarillo
Bob “Bobby” Harvey of Center

Sisters;
Joann Jordan of Nacogdoches
Dorothy Way Weir of Wells
Linda Ruth Harvey of Center
Sherry Martin of Carthage

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Jim Bob and Tommie Lee Thedford Harvey
Husband, Ben Edward Coody
Son, Baby Boy Livingston
Sisters; Billie Ruth Forrest, Jo Dale Harvey and Alice Faye Wingate
Nephews; Jonathon Forrest, Michael “Scooter” Wingate and Derrick Pina
Nieces; Wendy Nicole Harvey and Hope Harvey

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

Wayland E. Taylor, Jr., 63, of Center passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service for Mr. Wayland Taylor will be held on Sunday, September 12th at 3:00pm at Holiday Nursing Center.

He was born March 14, 1947 in Monroe, LA to Wayland E. Taylor, Sr. and Erma Williams Taylor.

He is survived by:
Wife: Mary E. Taylor of Center
Sisters:
Erma Scarborough of Springdale, Ark
Elaine Morris of Porter
Brother: Orville Taylor of Porter
Lester Taylor of Houston
Brother-in-law:
W.A. Cockrell of Copperas Cove, Texas

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

Lena Maurine Gibbs, 96 of DeBerry, Texas passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 at her home in DeBerry. Services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, Carthage with Rev. Mervin Scott and Rev. Arnold Shrewsbury officiating. Interment will follow at DeBerry Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Monday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home. The family request memorials be made to DeBerry Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Hardee, P.O. Box 251, DeBerry, Texas 75639 or Heartsway Hospice, 437 W. Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633.

Mrs. Lena Maurine Gibbs was born October 16, 1913 in Center, Shelby County, Texas to Ernest and Pearl Mull Wicker. Mrs. Gibbs attended Shelby County schools. She met and later married Pete Gibbs on June 6, 1931 in Logansport, LA and together they celebrated 49 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 1980. A homemaker, Mrs. Gibbs enjoyed quilting and playing 42 with her church family. She was a devoted longtime member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother, Eugene Wicker; son, Arthur Gibbs, grandson, Johnny Ray Hardee and son-in-law; Ray Hardee.

Survivors include:
Sons: Jimmy Robert Gibbs, Sr of DeBerry
Basel Gibbs and wife Doris of Deadwood
Daughter: Dorothy Hardee of DeBerry
Daughter-in-law: Margie Gibbs of DeBerry
11 Grandchildren
Numerous great Grandchildren
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Steve LeGrand, Doug Lawhorne, David Futrell, Paul Gibbs, Jr., Winston Horton, Troy Davis and Jimmy Gibbs, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers: Cliff Yount and Floyd Jeffress

An online Guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.

09/05/2010

Ozroe Bush, 92, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Pleasant Springs Health Care Center in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 2, 1918 to Jess O. and IT (Williams) Bush. He graduated from Center High School in 1934. He served in the US Army during WWII. He served as the Shelby County Judge from 1951-1954 and was the Shelby County Treasurer from 1947-1951. Ozroe was also a poultry farmer in Shelby County for many years. He was a member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Jess and IT Bush, Sister, Thelma Langley and Brother, Ray Bush.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Juanita Bush of Center
2 Daughters:
Carolyn Golden of Center
Connie Stewart & husband, Ronnie of Mt. Pleasant
Grandchildren:
Rodney Golden & wife, Sonya of Center
Rhonda Deininger & husband, Chris of Tulsa, OK
DeAnn Jonte’ & husband, Jay of Oklahoma City, OK
Derek Golden of San Antonio
Ty Abston & wife, Anne of Mt. Pleasant
Great Grandchildren:
Grace Ann Deininger of Tulsa, OK
Taylor Anne & Tanner Abston of Mt. Pleasant
Garrett Jonte’ of Lexington, KY
Sister:
Fay McSwain Allen of Center
Brother-in-law:
Henry D. Franks of Jacinto City, Texas
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers:
J.D. Franks, Kerry Franks, Clay Thompson, Chris Deininger, Jay Jonte’
Pat Franks, Ray Jackson and Matt Perkins

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

09/03/2010

Ronald Ballard, 64 of Tenaha, passed away Friday, September 3, 2010 in Longview, Texas. Services were held at 2:00pm Sunday, September 5, 2010 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Tilley officiating. Interment followed at Old Center Cemetery.

Mr. Ronald Dwayne Ballard was born February 2, 1946 in the Old Center Community to the marriage of Lecester and Billie Ruth Graves Ballard. One of three boys, Ronald attended Carthage schools and graduated with the class of 1964. He married Sandra Kay Crawford July 25, 1970 and they celebrated 40 years together. Mr. Ballard devoted 15 years to Carthage High School where he was the Agriculture and DECA teacher. Ronald enjoyed hunting, fishing and was also interested in forestry and timber. Mr. Ballard was a proud member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Survivors include:
Loving wife: Sandra Ballard of Tenaha
Son: Gregory Ballard of Boston, MA
Daughter: Heather Chiniara and husband A.J. of Frisco
Brothers: Lanny Ware and wife Sherry of Old Center
Larry Ware of Flint
Grandchildren: Savannah and Chloe Chiniara of Frisco
Other relatives and a host of friends

Pallbearers: Deacons of First Baptist Church

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.

09/02/2010

Funeral services for Sandra Jean (Anderson) Goodrum will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 04, 2010, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Goodrum passed away Thursday, September 02, 2010, in Garrison, TX.

Born November 24, 1943, in Houston, TX, Sandra Goodrum was the daughter of the late Calvin and Lillian (York) Anderson. Sandra married Luther Goodrum, and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2003. She was a homemaker and member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include son Rick Goodrum and wife Tera of Highlands, TX, and 4 grandchildren: Amanda Goodrum of Crosby, TX, and Travis, Tyler, and Ryan Goodrum, all of Highlands, TX. In addition to her parents and husband Luther Goodrum, Sandra was preceded in death by her brother Bobby Anderson.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, September 03, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. To offer condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

A Homegoing Celebration in Honor of the Life of Sister Georgia B. Brown will take place on Saturday September 4, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Iron Whell Baptist Church with Rev. James A. Ervin Serving at the Eulogist. Burial will take place in the Westview Cemetery in Center, TX. Mrs. Brown was born on August 23, 1938. On September 1, 2010 Mrs. Brown passed away. She was employed for numerous years with the Nacogdoches ISD. Sister Brown is survived by her husband L.B. Brown of Nacogdoches, TX; 7 Children, Mable A. (Ricky) Lane, Roy Denard (Jackie) Casey, David Renard Casey (Lona) Smith, Winnie Renell Casey Small, Marilyn DeAnne Brown Roberts, Karson Cheris Brown, Essie Marie Brown (Byron) Daniels. 30 Grandchildren and 50 Great-Grandchildren. Siblings Prince Robert E. Dixon (Leonora) of Houston, TX; Rev. Ray Dixon (Everlee) of Mansfield, Louisiana and Oneal and Lucille Jones of Garrison, TX.

Visitation will begin on Friday September 3, 2010 at 12:00 Noon until 8:00 P.M. Final and Sacred Services are entrusted to the Professionals of Sid Roberts Funeral Home Nacogdoches, Texas "Where The Family Comes First"

Funeral Services for Mr. Boyd Foster Lewis, 91, will be Saturday, September 4, 2010 @ Union Springs Baptist Church, Mt. Enterprise, Tx. @ 1:00p.m. Burial at Union Springs Cemetery. Mr Boyd Foster Lewis died at Rock Haven Nursing Center, Nacogdoches, Tx.

Survivors: (3) Daughters:
Carolyn Douglas, Lizzie B. Lewis, & Ellen Lewis Tucson, AZ
(5) Sons) William (Big Boy) Lewis, H.B. (Luann) Lewis, Eltroy Lewis, Jefferson Lewis ,& Warren Lewis
Sister: Annabelle Starling, Mt Enterprise, Tx.
Brothers (2): John L. Lewis, Nacogdoches, & Percy Lewis, Galveston, Tx.

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