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09/30/2013

Verna Bell Bledsoe, 87 of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. A wake will be held from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, October 2 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Joaquin, Texas. Interment will be a Haslam Cemetery, Haslam, Texas with Pastor Sherman Graham officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Shirley Bledsoe of Joaquin
Betty Bledsoe of Joaquin
Glenda Bledsoe of Joaquin

Sons:
Douglas Bledsoe of Joaquin
Johnny Bledsoe of Mansfield, LA
Kurt Bledsoe of Joaquin

Sister: Dora House of Joaquin

A host of Grand, Great Grand, and Great Great Grand Children.

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


Charlotte Pierce, 95 of Garrison, passed away Monday, September 30, 2013 in Hemphill, Texas. She was born March 24, 1918 to Ottis Caldwell and Della Culberson Caldwell of Garrison. Visitation will be held prior to funeral services from 12:30pm until 2:00pm Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Services will start at 2pm and interment will be a Weaver Cemetery.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Joyce Moon of Anahuac, TX
Catherine Parker and husband, Bob, of Hardin, TX

Sons:
Buddy Pierce and wife, Earline, of Pineland, TX
Ivan Pierce and wife, Linda, of Martinsville, TX

13 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren

Daughter-In-Law: Mary Pierce of Lufkin, TX

Host of other relatives and friends

She is preceded in death by husband, Winfrod "Wimp" Pierce; son, Kenneth Pierce; 2 brothers; and 7 sisters.

Pallbearers are Brad Moon, Scott Moon, Cassey Pierce, Kevin Pierce, Bryan Pierce, Raymond Sanders, and Val Rich.

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


John G. Askew, 57, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born November 4, 1955 in Houston to Thomas Sims Askew and Doris Lillian Goodman Askew. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be James McVeigh, Joseph McVeigh, Gary Lee, Norberto Musico, Brian Askew and Chester Flowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Leggett, Bill White, Bernard Metcalf, James Tyre, Johnny Haessly, Shane Fenley and Brethren of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Rosa Cockrell Askew of Center

Daughters:
Amy Askew McVeigh and husband, James of Pearland
Deanna Askew Musico of Center

Sons:
John Thomas Askew and wife, Ashton of Center
Norberto Musico of Center

Special Daughters:
Tiffany Worsham Schillings of Center
Brandi Killen of Center

Special Sons:
Shane Fenley of Center
Austin Haddox of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Logan McVeigh, Joseph McVeigh, Clair McVeigh, Chloe Musico and Adrian Musico

Brother: Gary W. Lee and wife, JoAnn of Rosharon

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Sims Askew and Doris Lillian Goodman Askew
Brother: Robert Hamilton
Sister: Anna Askew Wall

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


Graveside service for Mr. Joe Bill Nelson, 89, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 30, 2013, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson with Orval Miller officiating. Mr. Nelson passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born February 29, 1924, in Timpson, TX, Joe Bill Nelson was the son of the late U. S. Nelson and Fannie Williamson Nelson. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and served in the U. S. Army. Mr. Nelson had worked as a salesman and was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson.

Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents U. S. and Fannie Nelson and sisters Ben Jean Nelson and Frances Fox.

To register online please visit www.taylor.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


09/28/2013

Thomas “Tom” Marshall Helms, Jr., age 64 of Center, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Services will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd & Bro. Marion Huckaby officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 3, 1948 in Skagway, Alaska to Thomas Marshall Helms, Sr. &Pauline Bynum Helms. He worked for Center Fixture Operations for many years and he was also a school teacher. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church where he was a deacon.

He is preceded in death by infant Sister, Sally Helms.

He is survived by:
Wife of 43 years:
Jeannene Askew Helms of Center
2 Children:
Thomas Mark Helms & wife, Jennifer of Rockwall
Lori Helms Krull of Rowlett

Grandchildren:
Jenna, Tyler & Conner Helms
Ethan Krull

Parents: Tom, Sr. & Pauline Helms of Carthage

Sisters:
Sue Shabo & husband, Rick of Cameno Island, Washington
Dawn Jacobs & husband, Ronnie of Searcy, Arkansas
Lori Walters & husband, Ed of Aubrey

Brother: George Patrick Helms of Carthage
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers will be Deacons & Trustees of Neuville Baptist Church:
Billy Dickinson, Lonnie Traxler, Marshall Windham, Ronnie Perry, Charles Conway, Sherl Sanders, Ronnie Hagler, James “Hopper” Waller & Benny Joe Smith
Honorary Pallbearers: Charles Hall & Charlie Smith

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


Travis O'Daniel Hooper, age 82, of Huntington passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Shelby County. Mr. Hooper was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked as a laborer.

Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Walter Terrell of Trinity, Shirley Slaughter and Ken Hicks of Huntington, and Mary and Bill Bardwell of Lufkin; son Richard Hooper of Pollok; step-children, Carol Branton of Nacogdoches, Danny Bridges of Lufkin, and Arthur Bridges of Huntington; brother, Verlon Hooper of Center; sisters, Essie Soape and Vivian Luman, both of Aiken; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carter and Vernice Hooper; and a sister, Dessie Knight.

Graveside services are set for 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at White Rock Cemetery on Hwy. 7 in Shelby County with Bro. Garrel Faulkner officiating.

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


09/27/2013

Norma Lydia Lout, at 90, went to be with the Lord on September 26, 2013 in Baytown, TX. The cause of death was cancer.

Norma was born on December 17, 1922 in Fort Morgan, Colorado to Carl and Lydia Wessel. Norma served in the Army from November 17, 1944 through March 13, 1946. Norma had basic training Iowa. She departed the US May 20, 1945 then served in France and Belgium. Norma was honorable discharged from (TEC-5) 490 Reinforcement Co. on March 13, 1946 at Camp Philip Morrin in France. Then she remained in Antwerp, Belgium as War Department Civilian Postal Clerk. Norma met and then married Sam Lout in Antwerp, Belgium on July 16, 1946. Then they returned to the US in December 1946.

Norma resided in Center (Campti), Lufkin, and Baytown, TX. While living in Center, she attended Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. She served as the pianist, organist, and church clerk. While living in Lufkin, she became a member Harmony Hill Baptist Church.

Norma is survived by:
Daughter and son in law, Frances and Charles Carenza
Son and daughter in law, Tommy and Patti Lout
Daughter and son in law, Carolyn and Billy Eneks
Daughter and son in law, Nelda and Edwin Parker
Daughter and son in law, Tammie and John Luttrell

Grandchildren: Sandy Farr, Brad Faulk, Ashely Holcombe, Tim Lout, David Lout, Rebekah Lout, Mandy Strickland, Andy Norton, Junior Parker, Mickey Parker, and Karie Luttrell, and 22 great grand children.

Sister: Leona McClure of Palos Park, Illinois.

Preceded in death:
Parents: Carl and Lydia Wessel
Husband: Sam Laurie Lout
Sisters: Helen Wessell and Edith Seimers
Son in law - Larry Norton

A memorial service will be held for Norma Lout on October 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church in Lufkin, TX.

Norma was a very sweet Mama, grandmother "Mema", sister, and mother in law. She had many talents which are oil painting, sewing, playing piano and organ, baking, and she loved her cross word puzzles. She was a very Godly woman who prayed and read her Bible daily. She will be greatly missed.


Bob Brooks Ballard III, age 58 formerly of Center, passed away at his home in Bellaire, Texas on Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Services will be held Monday, September 30th, at 11am at New Beginning’s Room located at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.

Interment will be Tuesday October 1, 2013 at 11:30 am at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville Texas.

Bob is survived by his wife Gigie of Bellaire

Daughters:
Jessica Benison and husband Brooks of Logansport, La.
Celeste Boggs and husband Brian of Buchanan, Virginia.

Son: Benjamin Ballard and wife Jennifer of San Antonio, Texas.

5 grandchildren: Carlton McCoy, Dawson Benison, Ethan Benison, Valarie Ballard, and Moriah Ballard

Services will be provided by Claire Brothers Funeral Home


09/26/2013

Funeral services for Mr. Howard Ray Parks will be Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 3pm at Macedonia Baptist Church, 150 Macedonia Lane, Hemphill, Texas with Rev. H.F. Johnson, Eulogist. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Hemphill under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas. Visitation will begin on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2pm until 8pm at Sid Roberts Funeral Home. He was of the baptist faith and was employed with Walmart in Nacogdoches for 20 years.

He leaves to cherish his memories:

Brothers and Sisters:
Richard and Cynthia Parks of Beaumont, TX
Ricky and Lisa Parks of Pineland, TX
David and Mary Parks of San Augustine, TX
Wilton and Wanda Parks of San Augustine, TX
Jeff Parks of Pineland, TX
Gerald and Janet Thomas of Hemphill, TX
Gary and Debra Parks of Hemphill, TX
Reggie Parks of Hemphill, TX
Angie Simmons of Hemphill, TX
Felisha Parks of Hemphill, TX
Donald Richards of San Diego, CA
Howard O'Brian and Anna Garcia of San Diego, CA
Paul and Sissy Parks of Orange, TX

Special God brother: Charles Swindle of Lufkin

A host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends


Randall Eugene Miller, 52, of Haughton, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013. He was born September 22, 1961 at Barksdale Air Force Base to Carl Henry Miller and Barbara S. Adams Miller. Mr. Miller retired from the United States Air Force after 23 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked 9 years in the Civil Service of the Air Force. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. Mr. Miller was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A military honors graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Honorary pallbearer will be Darren Vaughn.

He is survived by
Mother: Barbara S. Miller of Haughton, Louisiana

Brother: Carl Henry Miller Jr. of Austin

Sister: Sonja K. Buckman and husband, Jay of Melbourne, Florida

Nephew: David Allen Harrell of Melbourne, Florida

Special Aunt: Jan Akridge and husband, Billy of Center

Aunt: Iva Nell Miller of Center

Uncle: John Adams and wife, Mary Kay of Port Arthur

Special Cousin: Darren Vaughn of Center

Numerous cousins and other relatives

Special Pets: Lucy & Sparky

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: John & Johnnie Adams, Byron & Mae Miller
Father: Carl Henry Miller Sr.
Uncles: Darrell Vaughn, Eugene Miller, Eddie Sherrell
Aunt: Kathryn Vaughn

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


Deborah Ann Cartwright, 52 of Tenaha passed away Monday evening at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be held Saturday, September 28th, at 11am at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, TX. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, TX. Rev. Chandler Pettis will officiate.

Deborah is survived by her husband Bobby Cartwright of Tenaha.

Son: Shoneta Thomas St. and wife Christie of Tenaha

Daughter: Sherretta Thomas of Tenaha

Stepsons: Deshia and wife Veronica Jackson of Willis, TX
Darren Medlock of Shelbyville

Stepdaughter: ShiQuita and husband Dennis Arthur of Silsbee, TX

11 grandchildren

Sisters: Joy and husband Asie Goodwin of Tenaha, TX
Oudia Brock of Tenaha, TX
Rose and husband Micheal Lloyd of Houston, TX

1 Brother: Micheal and wife Laquita Watts of Tenaha, TX


09/25/2013

Funeral services for Mr. William “Bill” Wells, 81, of the Woods Community of Panola County, Texas will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Green and Rev. Rodney Puryear officiating. Family visitation will be two hours prior to the service from 2-4:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Woods Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mr. Wells died September 24, 2013 in Carthage, Texas.

Mr. William Donald “Bill” Wells was born March 15, 1932 in Cleveland, Texas. He was one of five children born to the marriage of Sherman Dudley and Faye Irene Dovall Wells. He was raised and schooled in Cleveland, graduating from Tarkington Prairie Schools and received his Bachelors from Sam Houston State University. Bill was owner and operator of Lufkin Supply retiring in 1995. He married Patricia Rue Pitts February 2, 1995 and they celebrated 18 years of marriage. Mr. Wells was a longtime member of the Harmony Hill Baptist Church in Lufkin and later the Woods New Hope Baptist Church. Bill was an equestrian enthusiast and cutting horses were his love. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Assoc., American Cutting Horse Assoc., and National Cutting Horse Assoc. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Gayle “Jim” , Sherman Kenneth and Roy Donald Wells, son, William Donald “Clint” Wells, Jr., Joe Ben Ritter and son-in-law, Donald Squier.

Mr. Wells is survived by his loving wife, Pat Wells of Woods Community, children, Amber Carole Squier of Cleveland, Harriet Ann Modisette of Granbury, Cleve Donald Wells and wife Jana of Burleson, Delinda Lee Wells of Joshua, Blake Ritter and wife Janet of Paxton, sister, Dolly Wells Dill of Cleveland, sisters-in-law, Doris Wells of Eunice, LA, Nicki Wells of Pensacola, FL, grandchildren, Eric, Shelley, Kyle, Kaci, Tyler, Jennifer, Rylee, Presley, Josh and Zack, six great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Serving as pallbearers will be, Blake Ritter, Matthew Wells, Karl Keller, Karl Keller, Jr., Kyle Modisette, and Eric Squier.
The family requests memorials to the Marian Place Education Fund or the Woods Cemetery Assoc. An online guestbook can be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


09/24/2013

Delton Bowers Pate, 77, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born February 19, 1936 in Linn to Delton Pate and Irene Pate. He was a graduate of Life Bible College in Los Angeles, California.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Juana Pate of Center

Son: Donald Fredrick and wife, Debra of Thornton, Colorado

Grandchildren:
Noah Pate
Nathan Pate

Step Grandchild: Desiree Kelley

Cousin: Truman Hyden and wife, Opal

Preceded in death by
Parents: Delton Pate and Irene Pate
Son: David Johnathan Kelley

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children of the Night, 14530 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA 91411 or Jews For Jesus, 60 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-5895.

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


Funeral Services for Mrs. Hattie Mae Bennett Taylor, (60) formally of Center, now of Jacksonville, Texas, will be Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church at 1:00pm. Mrs. Taylor died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center in Jacksonville, Texas. Rev. Luke Hamilton will be officiating.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by:
1 Son: Fredrick Dewayne Bennett of California
1 Daughter: Jacquelyn Roberts of Jacksonville, Texas
1 Brother: Ervin Lee Bennett of Center, Texas
4 Sisters: Lyla Ann Pennington of Grand Cane, Louisiana
Cheanette Rena (James) Lowe of Center, Texas
Francis Mae Eaden of Center, Texas
Ella Doneer Bennett of Center, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Friday, September 27, 2013 from the hours of 5pm-8pm.
Burial will be at West View Cemetery in Center, Texas.
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary.


09/23/2013

George E. Gibbs, 83, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 7, 1930 in Gary to George K. Gibbs and Lillie Esther (Taylor) Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs was of the Presbyterian faith.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Timpson. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Craig Gibbs, Matthew Gibbs, Bradley Brice, Bryan Guice, Cody Bowman and Dewayne Gibbs. Honorary pallbearers will be David Need, David Milford, Burk Moreland and Saad B. Qamar.

He is survived by
Wife: Patricia Ritter Gibbs of Timpson

Sons:
Eddie Gibbs and wife, Vickie of La Porte
Earl Ray Gibbs and wife, Paulette of Houston

Daughters:
Patricia Nickolson and husband, Larry of Porter
Berry Louise Looney and partner, Carla Holt of San Antonio

Step-Daughter: Sharon Hall and husband, Jimmy of Porter

Brother: John Gibbs of Timpson

Sister: Sally Coleman of McKinney

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Very special friend: Sally

Preceded in death by
Parents: George K. Gibbs and Lillie Esther (Taylor) Gibbs


Lois Annette (King) Burleson, 82 of Pineland, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013. She was born February 9, 1931. Lois graduated from Pineland High School in 1949 where she excelled in all subject but was most recognized for her skills as the point guard for the basketball team. After graduation, Lois moved to Beaumont, Texas where she met her husband and father to her children, Donald Chenier Sanders, Sr. They were married on August 3, 1949. The Sanders lived primarily in the Golden triangle area while the children grew up. They moved to Austin, Texas in the summer of 1970 where Lois took an administrative assistant potion with the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR) and eventually rose to be the Manager of the department of Design and Construction. It was at TDMHMR where Lois met Donald Ray Burleson a retired Airforce Major. After seven years of dating she finally agreed to married him on February 8, 1980. Lois and Ray retired from the State of Texas, taking about 15 years to travel around the United States and at least one trip abroad. They settled in the El Paso area until Spring of 2008 when they moved to Temple, Texas. Both were placed in an Alzheimer's facility in May 2012. Lois loved to cook, sew and be with family. She was an amazing mother and friend to whom her smile, laugh and sense of sassy humor will live on forever.

She is survived by:

Husband: Major Donald Ray Burleson, retired USAF

Siblings: Bobbie Jean (King) Rugg, Sister married to Richard Rugg, and James Allen King, Brother married to Billie Jean Taylor King, and Sister, Mildred Marilyn King

Children: Donald Chenier Sanders married to Gail Copps Sanders and Linda Ann (Sanders) Newsom

Grandchildren: Nathan (Nate) Allen Sanders, Dalin Aubrey Newsom, Ariel Elise Newsom, Michael Turner married to Jackie Turner, Sabrina Hosford married to Tim Hosford, Tiffany LeCombe married to Ben LeCombe, and Kenny Stepuchin

Great Grandchildren: Layla Rose LeCombe, George Hosford, Cameron Turner, Devin Turner, Dallas Turner, and Taylor Turner

Preceded in death by: James Elijah King, Father; Armanda Lee (Trower) King, Mother; Joyce King, Sister; Donald Chenier Sanders, Sr., Husband

At the request of Lois, a wake honoring her life will be held at a later time.


Don Herman Hataway,51, born and raised in Tenaha, currently of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage after a brief illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Larry Lampley officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 4, 1962 to Donald Gene Hataway and Bobbie Ann Lampley. At the age of 17, Don started out working for his Uncle Bob Hataway driving 18 wheelers. He drove 18 wheelers for 34 years and he owned and operated Hataway Trucking with seven 18 wheelers. He was married to the love of his life Brenda for 28 ½ wonderful years. Don was a loving husband, father, papaw and an outstanding friend, he would give you the shirt off of his back for anybody in need and he never met a stranger.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Bobbie Ann Murrell, Step-Father, Joe Murrell, Sister, Donna Jean Peace, Brother-in-law, Randall Peace, Grandmother & Grandfather, A.M. “Tobe” & Odessa Hataway, Granny Bea & Papaw Herbert Lampley, Mother-in-law, Mary Frances Bass, Father-in-law, Ray Addison and Niece, Silver Addison.

He is survived by:
Wife: Brenda Hataway of Joaquin

Son: Matt Herman Hataway & wife, Amanda of Joaquin

Daughter: April Nicole Hataway & fiancé, Ben Emerson of Joaquin

Grandson: Matthew Hataway, Jr. "Lil man" of Joaquin and one on the way.

Daddy: Donald Gene Hataway of Tenaha

Brother: Ronnie Hataway of Fort Worth

Brother-in-law: Sammy Ray Addison & wife, Bonnita of Wichita Falls

Sister-in-law & Best Friend: Sherri Ann Addison of Center

Aunts & Uncles:
Pam & John Gray of Tenaha
Larry & Ann Lampley of Center
Bob & Carol Hataway of Fort Worth
Janice & Will Kimble of Dallas

Nieces & Nephews:
Tarah Rudisill & husband, Jason of Nacogdoches
Reagan Link & husband, Kevin of Center
Hilary Peace of Center
Christy & William Allen of San Augustine
Nathan Peace of Center
Sammy Ray Addison Jr. & wife, Carrie of San Augustine

Great Nieces & Great Nephews:
Haven Nicole Allen of San Augustine
Kimberly Addison & Jessica Addison of San Augustine
Braxton Rudisill of Nacogdoches
Carson Gilbert Link of Center
Zachery Addison of San Augustine
Payton Ray Allen of San Augustine

Special Cousin:
Fannie Watson of Tenaha

Numerous Cousins & Friends

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


Oleta Lawson Cockrell, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center. She was born August 8, 1920 in the Antioch Community of Shelby County to Hobson Lawson and Lela Jones Lawson. Oleta graduated from Center High School in 1937 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin University. She was married for 52 years to Bud Truitt Cockrell, who preceded her in death. Oleta was a retired teacher, having taught in Aldine ISD and Joaquin ISD. She was a member of Joaquin First Baptist Church for over 60 years, where she served faithfully as a Sunday school teacher, church clerk and WMA leader. Oleta was known for her quilting and cooking skills, most especially her delicious cream corn.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Joaquin. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Oleta’s grandson, grandsons-in-law and great grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters and great granddaughters.

She is survived by
Daughter: Carolyn Daw of Center

Sons:
Truitt Cockrell and wife, Barbara of Cleburne
Steve Cockrell and wife, Joyce of Joaquin

5 Grandchildren:
Stephanie Doyen of Porter
Suzanne Hunt and husband, Eric of Coppell
Teresa Mathews and husband, Spencer of Kountze
Truitt Cockrell Jr. and wife, Lori of Erin, Tennessee
Katrina Yerger of Oak Island, North Carolina

8 Great Grandchildren:
Austin Cariker, Justin Cockrell, Nicholas Cockrell, Kennedi Mathews, Reagan Mathews, Kelsie Yerger, Shelbye Doyen, Jackson Hunt

Brothers:
Billy Lawson of Center
Tommy Lawson and wife, Clydie of Joaquin

Sisters:
Ruby Hughes and husband, Charles of Center
Judy Carrington of Center

Brother-in-law: Darrell Partlow

Sisters-in-law: Sally Lawson, Wynnell Lawson, Leona Lawson, Nadine Lawson, Odene Cockrell

A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Husband: Bud Truitt Cockrell
Parents: Hobson Lawson and Lela Jones Lawson
Granddaughter: Angela Daw
Son-in-law: Sam Daw
Sister: Mildred Partlow
Brothers: Joel Lawson, Glenn Lawson, Hap Lawson and Forriest Lawson
Sister-in-law: Jean Lawson

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


Marie Adkison, 86 of Trinity formerly of Center, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center in Trinity.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born July 23, 1927 in Shelby County to Thomas Elmer Taylor and Nellie Mae (Haley) Taylor.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Thomas Elmer Taylor, Mother, Nellie Mae (Haley) Taylor Boydston, Husband, Auvie Edward Adkison, Son, Tommy “TomTom” Adkison, Son, Ronnie Lynn Adkison, Step-Father, James Edward Boydston, Son-in-law, Jimmy H. Jacobs, Brother, Cecil Maurice Taylor & Sister, Learline Young.

She is survived by:
Daughters:
Jimmie Nell Lee & husband, Thomas of Trinity
Kathy Jean Jacobs of Center
Donna Marie Adkison of Willis

Sons:
Edward Devon Adkison & wife, Yan Jun of Sugarland
David Maurice Adkison of Center

Grandchildren:
Robin Amanda Brock & husband Tommy & their children; Alex Taylor Brock, Drew Jameson Brock & Jack Christopher Brock
Ashley Allison McDonald & husband, Mace & their children; Devin Isabelle McDonald & Knox Everett McDonald
Jim Jacobs & children; Bryon Jacobs & Mhegan Jacobs & her son, Jase Payne
Tim Jacobs & daughter; Cecily McMahon & husband, Matthew & son, Ruger McMahon
Dewayne Jacobs & wife, Ashlie & their children; Tristan, Karista, Peyton & Presli
Jon Adkison
Jody Adkison & children
Ronald Adksion

Step Grandchildren:
Barbara Hand & husband, John & their children; Alek Hand, Samantha Hand, Charlie Hand, Nicholas Hand, Joe & Zach Hand & Luke Hand
Michael Lee & wife, Kathrine & their children; Logan Newlan, Corryn Newlan & Hannah Lee

Sister:
Norma Jean Smith & husband, Robert of Spring

Niece:
Robin Smith

Nieces & Nephew:
Joyce, Judy, Ricky & Herbert of New Mexico

Pallbearers:
Jim Jacobs, Tim Jacobs, Dewayne Jacobs & Jon Adkison

Honorary Pallbearer:
Bryon Jacobs

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

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


09/18/2013

Mr. Louis William Boykin, age 64 of Center, Texas passed Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

A wake for Mr. Boykin will be Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm at Community Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 22, 2013 2pm at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas with Rev. Joseph Hall, Sr. to officiate. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Lindrel Boykin (Eric) of Carthage, Texas
Casandra Boykin (Bruce) of Houston, Texas
Artisha Roland of Center, Texas

Sons:
Gabriel Lynn Boykin of Carthage, Texas
Louis Boykin (Karmeisha) of Carthage
Kendrick Boykin (Dane) of Jennings, LA
Othis Roland (Sherri) of Logansport, LA

17 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

Sisters:
Ruthie L. Johnson of Carthage
Annie Simon of Carthage
Della Boykin Winn of Shreveport, LA
Earnestine Boykin of Carthage
Glennie Holland (RL) of Beckville, TX
Mardell Turner of Carthage
Betty Sue Boykin of Carthage

Brothers:
Tommy Boykin of Carthage
Henry Boykin of Tenaha, TX

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


Robert Wayne Belrose, Jr. aka “Bobby”, was a resident of Lumberton, Texas for thirty-one years. Born to Robert and Martha Belrose, in Center, Texas, he was raised in Port Neches and was a Port Neches graduate. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served four years.

He married his best friend Charlotte on December 12, 1982 and they had three children.

Bobby was a cabinet maker who worked side by side with his wife and they had a wonderful life together. Bobby enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids rather they were watching his favorite TV shows, “Pawn Stars” or “Storage Wars”. He was a man of few words who loved his family. Even though he didn’t have much, he always gave to his wife, children and grandkids, who always came first. Bobby also had a bit of a wild side and loved his motorcycles. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend. He will be greatly missed by many. Another angel that earned his wings.

Bobby is preceded in death by his mother, Martha Greene Belrose; and brother, Donald Ray Belrose.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Charlotte; their three children, Stoney, Shonneeke and David, and Jamie and her husband Chris, all of Lumberton, Texas; seven grandkids, Cassie, Jolie, Elijah, Hannah, Breeah, Brennen and Taylor; his father, Robert Belrose, of Center, Texas and Bonnie Belrose, of Center, Texas; uncles, Jimmy Belrose and his wife Linda of Center, Texas and AB Belrose of Port Neches; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Under the directions Of Lumberton Family Funeral Home, Lumberton, Texas.


Robert W. Byrd, 53, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at his residence. He was born December 21, 1959 in Nacogdoches to Houston Simpson Byrd and Frances Bridwell Byrd. Mr. Byrd was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Mark Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Dane Childress, Brandon Childress, Cody Childress, Preston Byrd, Brandon Byrd, Dustin Byrd and Chester Byrd. Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Cummings, Lance Cummings, Lynn Stephens, Bobo Cummings, Holden Cummings and Bill Gattis.

He is survived by
Wife: Tina Byrd of Joaquin

Mother: Frances Byrd of Joaquin

Daughter: McKenzie Chapman and husband, Bryant of Joaquin

Sons:
Dane Childress and Monica Forville of Joaquin
Brandon Childress and wife, April of Joaquin
Cody Childress of Joaquin
Preston Byrd of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Charles, Hunter, Emerald, Lane, Levi, Chloe, Hayven, Paisley, Carleigh

Brothers:
William Byrd and wife, Peggy of California
Glenn Byrd of Joaquin
Steve Byrd and wife, GeGe of Joaquin
Michael Joe Byrd and wife, Teri of Joaquin

Sisters:
Mary Russell of Nacogdoches
Patricia Byrd of Joaquin

Mother-in-law: Rosie Myers of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins

Preceded in death by
Infant Son: Robert Houston Byrd
Dad: Houston Simpson Byrd
Brother: James Byrd

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Linda  McCollister (52) of Center will be Saturday, September 21, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas at 2:00pm. Mrs. McCollister died at Pine Grove Nursing Center on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  Rev. Joseph Hall Jr. will be officiating.

Mrs. McCollister’s survivors are:

2 Sons:
 Christopher (LaKesia) Evans of Center, Texas
Chavis McCollister of Dallas, Texas

5 Daughters:
Tashira McCollister of Center, Texas
Katina Evans of Center, Texas
Roshayla McCollister of Center, Texas
Lillian McCollister of Center, Texas
Sara Lynn Isaac of Center, Texas

2 Brothers:
Kenneth McCollister of Oklahoma
Frank McCollister of Timpson, Texas

3 Sisters:
Eva Thompson  of Tenaha, Texas
Rose Robertson of Tenaha, Texas
Mary McCollister of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
ShaDerica Gregory, Chavis Gregory, Christopher Caraway, Jaliah Evans, Tamia Evans, Makiah McCollister, Jamarion Evans, DeAdrick Foote, Jabralyn Evans, Christyc’e Barnes, and Brintley McCollister

Great-Grandchildren:
Ariana Jones

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel on Friday, September 20, 2013, from the hours of 5-7p

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary


Delton Bowers Pate, 77, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born February 19, 1936 in Donna to Delton Pate and Irene Pate. He was a graduate of Life Bible College in Los Angeles, California.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

He is survived by
Wife: Juana Pate of Center

Son: Donald Fredrick and wife, Debra of Thornton, Colorado

Grandchildren:
Noah Pate
Nathan Pate

Step Grandchildren: Desiree Pate

Cousin: Truman Hyden and wife, Opal

Preceded in death by
Parents: Delton Pate and Irene Pate

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


Betty Reynolds, 63, of Carthage passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Landtroop officiating. Burial will follow at Adams Cemetery in Panola County. Visitation will be Friday, September 20, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 22, 1950 in Shelby County to Smith and Willie B. (Bounds) Pinkston. She was a member of the Carthage United Pentecostal Church in Carthage.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Smith & Willie Pinkston, Husband, Virgle Reynolds, Brother, Douglas Pinkston and Niece, Brenda Adkinson

She is survived by:
Son:
Terry Reynolds of Carthage
Sister:
Dorothy Foley & friend, Nolan Gray of Carthage
Niece:
Debra & Ricky Cole of West Point, Mississippi
Nephew:
David Adkinson of Shreveport
Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Albert & Judy Reynolds of Center
Great Nieces & Great Nephews:
Amanda Adkinson and Crystal Adkinson of Shreveport, LA
Kevin & Allison Cole of Natchitoches, LA
Numerous Other 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


Lt. Col. V.E. Wilson, USAF retired, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013. He was born August 1, 1917. He was raised in Center and attended Stephen F. Austin State University. Following graduation in 1940, he joined the Army Air Corp Flying Cadet program. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in March 1942. He met his beloved Ann in 1945 when he was stationed at Boca Raton Army Air Field. They married less than a year later and their romance lasted 63 years. Col. Wilson served in the USAF for 24 years, retiring to Biloxi, MS in 1965. He and Ann had two daughters, Jayne and Sue.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; and wife, Ann Myers Wilson.

Col. Wilson is survived by daughters, Jayne Stewart and husband SMSgt Robert G. Stewart, USAF retired, Sue McCullough and husband, Russell; and grandchildren, Sara Pitey, Will McCullough and Ben McCullough.

You are invited to sign the guest book at www.porterloring.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Loring Mortuary North.


09/17/2013

Roy Gene “Bubba” Loosmore of Santa Fe, TX, age 66, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 14, 2013 with family at his side. He was born in Pasadena, TX on November 10, 1946 to Roy Loosmore and Rose Mary Windham.

Bubba worked as a heavy equipment operator for most of his life, and thoroughly enjoyed running a tractor or crane; it didn’t matter which. He was an avid hunter and gardener and enjoyed raising animals and taught anyone who wanted to gain his knowledge. He was an amazing, giving and fearless man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew (Timothy Wade Galloway). He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Leann Yancy Loosmore; 4 children, his daughter Tonya Ray, his son Beaujames Loosmore (wife Julie) and their daughter his only grandchild Evie, his daughter Lacy Jean Petermann (husband Joseph) and daughter Kelly Ann Loosmore; and 2 sisters, Sue Bailey (husband George) and their sons, Ray Black and Matt Bailey and sister Annette Vining (husband Steve) their daughter, Rose Mary Galloway (her three sons, Alex, Jose and Eli). Extended family members, Johnny and Mary Rouse, Joyce Ann Painter, Joe Dees, Tonya Longenbaugh, John Michael Rouse and Patricia Hill and Russell Walker and numerous others, he called friend or loved one.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net. Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue, Katy, Texas 77493.


09/16/2013

Dorothy Pullen, 93, of Houston, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 in Humble. She was born July 27, 1920 in Ackerman, Mississippi to James Thomas Power and Ethel Brewer Power. She was a charter member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. She had most recently attended First Baptist Church in Humble.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by
Son: Dan Pullen and wife, Vickie of Houston

Daughter: Kathy Imfeld and husband, David of Choctaw, Oklahoma

Grandchildren:
Jonathan Pullen
Daniel Pullen and wife, Dorothy

Preceded in death by
Husband: B.G. Pullen

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Kathy Ann Sparks, 60, of Henderson, will be held at 2 pm Monday September 16, 2013 in the chapel of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Simpson and Rev. Johnny Newton officiating. Interment will follow at County Line Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm Sunday, September 15 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Sparks passed from this life on September 12, 2013 at Hospice Homeplace in Tyler. She was born February 6, 1953 in Panola County to the late John V. and Corene Soape Hooker. Kathy had been a homemaker until she went to work for the city of Henderson as the Administrative Assistant to Tourism and Main Street, a post she held for seven years. Kathy and Maxie have been married for 41 years, and she loved the Lord and her family. Kathy was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Corene Hooker.

Survivors include: husband, Frank Maxie Sparks of Henderson; son, Justin Sparks and wife Mary of Jacksonville; daughters, Stephanie Sparks Riddle and husband David of Henderson, and Lee Ann Willis of Mt. Enterprise; brothers, Van Hooker and wife Jenny of LaRue, and Pike Hooker and wife Nancy of Longview; sister, June Roberts and husband Cole of Carthage; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Brenda and Ronnie Bradbery; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Walter and Vicky Sparks; and grandchildren, Myndi, Joshua, Maxie Pearl, and Mason Riddle.

Pallbearers will be Adam Ward, Jeffery Hooker, Jonathan Hooker, Grady Hambrick, Tripp Griffin, Tony Bradbery, and Terry Bradbery. Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Sparks, Michael Sparks, and Tyler Sparks.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.


09/15/2013

Funeral services for Mr. Walter Perry Davis, 52, of Joaquin will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Granbury officiating. Burial will follow in the Sholar Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Monday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mr. Davis died September 13, 2013 at his home in Joaquin.

Mr. Walter Perry Davis was born May 5, 1961 in Upshur County, Texas to Lawrence Paul and Velta Faye Broadus Davis.

Walter was schooled in Pine Tree schools and worked as a roofer and carpenter. He loved baseball, the outdoors and fishing. He is preceded in death by his father, brother, Jerry Davis, and daughter, Ivy Davis.

Mr. Davis is survived by his mother, Velta Bordner of Joaquin, son, Buddy Paul Davis of Kilgore, daughter, Stephanie Davis of Kilgore, half sisters, Pamela Ringold of Bel Aire, Samantha Davis of Carthage and Buffy Davis, three grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. An online guestbook can be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com


09/12/2013

David Eugene (Salty) Brothers, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, fun-filled friend, and Christ follower was called home on September 9, 2013 after a fourteen year battle with Alzheimers. Those who knew David remember him for his infectious sense of humor and his ability to make every day an occasion to laugh and be happy. He had a quick wit, a real love of people and a deep-seated integrity.

David was born in Stranger, Texas, on August 18, 1927, to Robert T. and Sadie Brothers. David's family moved to Marlin, Texas when he was young and he graduated from Marlin High School. After graduation, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during and after W.W. II. David obtained his bachelor's degree in 1952 from his beloved alma mater, Baylor University. Upon graduation, he was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and spent the next 38 years there holding various management positions in the business office and marketing division.

On February 9, 1957, David married the love of his life, Martha Peters, from Timpson, Texas, and they began their journey of 56 years together. From this union was born two sons, David Jr. in 1959, and Scot in 1960. David was the boys' Little League manager or coach for many years. He also served as a PTA president while they were in elementary, junior high and high school.

David and Martha's years of marriage were filled with love and adoration for each other. David was dedicated to his family and serving the Lord as a Sunday School teacher/director and in many other capacities.

David was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sisters, Edna Fay Lindsey and Ethel Martyr, and two brothers, Robert Brothers and Taylor Brothers. He is survived by his wife, Martha, of Sugar Land, Texas, sons, David Brothers, Jr., and wife Ann of Sugar Land, Texas, and Scot Brothers and wife Kim, of Germantown, Tennessee, and four wonderful grandchildren, Sara Beth, Rebecca (and her husband Jeff Laschober), Kristina and Ben. He is also survived by one brother, Billy Brothers of Dayton, Texas.

A memorial service will be held for David on September 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sugar Land Baptist Church, 16755 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas. Burial will be in Timpson, Texas, at the Buena Vista Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buena Vista Cemetery Association, 3442 CR 4916, Timpson, Texas 75975.


09/11/2013

William Sean Cole, 45, of Tyler, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Tyler after a long battle with cancer. He was born January 11, 1968 in Tyler to William Franklin Cole and Bobbie Carol Carter Cole. He attended Dixie Elementary and John Tyler High School. After graduation, he attended Tyler Junior College. Sean worked for many years as a long haul truck driver for Packerland. He retired from truck driving after a disabling back injury and was continuing his education at Stephen F. Austin University. Sean loved spending time with his son, Nathan. He was a member of Spanns Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Spanns Chapel Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Brent Gimble, Lee Roy Loughmiller, Todd Cooper, Yancy Rounsavall, Jim Leach and Rick Tuell.

He is survived by
Son: William Nathan Cole of Center

Father: William Franklin Cole of Tyler

Sister: Melanie Parker of Holly Lake

Nieces:
Blaire Parker
Megan Parker

Mother of his child: Elizabeth Noble of Center

Special Friends: Ken & Billie Dutke

Preceded in death by
Mother: Bobbie Carol Carter Cole

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75701.

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


09/10/2013

Patsy Jean Smith, 69, of Logansport, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in San Augustine. She was born November 6, 1943 in Tenaha to Albert John Smith and Era Ethel Haley Smith. She attended Beulah Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. David Permenter officiating.

Pallbearers will be Cody Matlock, Steven Hodges, Josh Long, John Pope, Steve Burns and Mike Strong.

She is survived by
Daughters:
Lou Hodges of Nacogdoches
Becky Pope of Joaquin
Terry Shields and husband, Keith of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Steve Hodges
Jessica Hodges
Josh Long
John Pope and wife, Angela
Jeremy Pope and wife, Tiffany
Heather Eshliman and husband, Jonathon
Cody Matlock
Matthew Shelton
Justin Shields and wife, Lauren
Keith Shields and wife, Kathy
Brittany Gilchrist and husband, Wesley

14 Great Grandchildren

Special Friend: Kenneth Harvey of Logansport, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Son: John Michael Shelton
Parents: Albert John Smith and Era Ethel Haley Smith
Sisters: Edna Baker and Laverne Ballard
Brother: John Paul Smith

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


Charlie “Billy” Byndom, Jr., age 68 of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at his home. Wake for family and friends will be held from 7pm until 9pm on Friday, September 13 at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. The body will lay in state from 10am until 11am prior to funeral services being held on Saturday, September 14 at 11am at Gates Chapel Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Texas. Interment to follow at Gates Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Frankie Cooper officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Lou Ester Moore Byndom of Center

Son, Felix L. Byndom of Center

Daughter, Leslie Byndom-Bell and husband, Anthony, of Center

Granddaughter, Beyonce Bell

Grandsons, Antavian Bell and A’Braylon Bell of Center

Sisters:
Cassie Mae Cartwright of Shelbyville
Minnie Stansberry of Shelbyville
Girtha Swindle and husband, Roosevelt, of Shelbyville
Mildred Faye Gardner of Shelbyville
Ira Dean Lister of Shelbyville

Brother, V.K. Byndom and Estherlene of Center

Sister-in-law, Ella Mae Byndom of Shelbyville

Brother-in-law, Tommie Gene Land of Shelbyville

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


Funeral service for Mellie June (Dickerson) Yarbrough, 75, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, September 13, 2013, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Orval Miller officiating. Graveside service will follow at 12 Noon in Deadwood Cemetery, Panola County, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home.
Ms. Yarbrough passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Center, TX.

Born June 18, 1938, in Carthage, TX, Mellie June Yarbrough was the daughter of the late Lawrence Clifton Dickerson, Sr., and Mellie Briggs Dickerson. She graduated from Carthage High School and attended Stephen F. Austin State University. June enjoyed various occupations throughout her life. She taught school while living in Alaska and was a poultry farmer for 40 years in the Stockman Community of Shelby County. During this time she also owned and operated a business and drove a school bus for the Timpson Independent School District. Even though she was always busy, she found time to enjoy family get togethers and take Sunday afternoon drives to visit family and friends.

Survivors include her sons Edward Yarbrough and wife Deborah of Belcher, LA, and Mark E. Yarbrough of Timpson; daughter Pam L. Yarbrough of Timpson; brothers Larry N. Dickerson and wife Allie of Lafayette, LA, and Charles C. “Brick” Dickerson and wife Vickie of Carthage, TX; sister Wanda Nell Belcher of Vermont; grandchildren Daniel E. Yarbrough and wife Ryan of Haughton, LA, and Joseph A. Yarbrough and wife Callie of Baton Rouge, LA; soon to arrive in November, great grandson Knox Yarbrough; and numerous other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, June Yarbrough was preceded in death by brothers Lawrence C. Dickerson, Jr., and Arthur “Tuffy” Dickerson.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Holiday Nursing Center, Center, TX, especially Alexis Young for her loving support.

Condolences may be conveyed online at www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Evangelist Missionary Dorothy M. Garrett, 72 of Beaumont passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 in Beaumont, TX.

Services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1:00pm at Center Triumph Church. Visitation will be held from 11:00-1:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Center Triumph Church. Bishop Howard Cloudy Sr. to officiate.

She is survived by

Three daughters Juanita (Rodgers) Segura of Beaumont, TX.
Yolanda Holman of Beaumont, TX.
Chinta (Danny) Spikes of Lufkin, TX

Two sons

L. Louis (Andrea) Garrett, Jr. of Flint, MI
Arthur Lee Holman of Center, TX

Eight Grand Children and Ten great-grand children.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


09/09/2013

Jimmie Lou Holsey, 79, of Cushing, formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. She was born June 2, 1934 in Tenaha to J. G. “Jake” Lilly and Lottie B. Hooper Lilly. Ms. Holsey graduated from Joaquin High School and went on to further her education at Elliott’s Business School in Shreveport, Louisiana. She later became a secretary at McLeroy & McLeroy Law Firm, where she retired after several years of service. Ms. Holsey was a member of Center Bible Fellowship.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

She is survived by
Daughter: Janise Permenter of Cushing

Granddaughter: Brandi Haltom and husband, Elliott of Central Heights

Grandson: James Edwards Scooter of Cushing

Great Grandchildren:
Taylor Denney
Skylar Denney
Dylan Denney
Ethan Haltom

Brother: Tommy J. Lilly and wife, Tillie of Joaquin

Misty Wise and children:
Jorydan Wise
C. J. Wise
Kenzie Wise
Xander Wise

Special Friend: Carol Ramey and family of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: J. G. “Jake” Lilly and Lottie B. Hooper Lilly
Husband: James Holsey

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Joaquin Cemetery Association, PO Box 236, Joaquin, Texas 75954 or a charity of your choice.

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


09/08/2013

Lonnie B. Cox, 88, of Center, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born October 29, 1924 in Mineral, Texas to Earnest Weston Cox and Susan Margaret Baugh Cox. Mr. Cox joined the United States Marine Corps, were he served during World War II. He later joined the United States Air Force in 1945 and retired in 1966. During his enlistment in the Air Force, he served in both Korea and Vietnam. Mr. Cox was a member of VFW Post #8904 in Center. He was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Mike Belgard officiating. A Military Honors Graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Adam Cox, Richard Pinkston, Charles Rogers, Jeremy Pits, Josh Price, Chris Marchbanks, Toby Sharp, Ryan Sharp, Kyle Sharp, Allen Kimbro and Ryan Pinkston.

He is survived by
Wife: Wanda Trudy Cox of Center

Daughters:
Connie Belgard and husband, Mike of Center
Karen Sharp and husband, Bill of Garland

Sons:
Jim Cox of Center
Jeff Cox and wife, Angela of Center

Grandchildren:
Tory Rogers and husband, Charles
Jessica Price and husband, Josh of Granbury
Adam Cox and wife, Brooke of Center
Brittany Kimbro and husband, Allen of Timpson
Kristen Pinkston and husband, Ryan of Center
Loren Davidson of Center
Dana Sharp and husband, Toby of Scurry
Heather Sharp of Houston
Ryan Sharp of Dallas
Kyle Sharp of Denton
Rebecca Marchbanks and husband, Chris of Krum
Erin Pitts and husband, Jeremy of Houston
Jillian Belgard of Center
Elizabeth Pinkston and husband, Richard of Center
Darcie Hays Belgard of Center

Numerous great grandchildren

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Earnest Weston Cox and Susan Margaret Baugh Cox
Sister: Mamie Ozella Cox

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


09/06/2013

Anna Beth Butler, age 78, of Lubbock died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Odyssey Hospice.

Miss Butler was born June 25, 1935, in Goodrich and had been a former longtime resident of Deep East Texas, where she taught at various schools. She held a master's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Her survivors include nephews, Dana Butler, Brian Butler, and Gregory Butler; and a niece, Laurie Butler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Henry Butler and Daisy Griffin Butler; and a brother, Vernon Butler.

Graveside rites are set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches with Rev. John Bingham officiating.

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


09/05/2013

Milton Jones lived to be 86 years young. He was born to Walter and Opal Jones of San Augustine, Texas on December 17, 1926, in a tent at a logging camp where his father worked. After high school he joined the Merchant Marines aboard a supply ship between the US, Korea and Japan. On December 14, 1947, he married Norma Jean Tyre from Center, Texas. He had a candy route with Tom’s, and then sold cars in Center for many years before moving to Galena Park. He bought T & J Superette grocery store from his cousin Tommy Arnold. He enjoyed working the store and visiting with his customers. After selling that store, he went to work with Tommy at his store on Bandera in North Shore. Later he went to work with Tommy’s brother, Jack Arnold, at Galena Park Motors. The last three years of his life he lived in a nursing home in Friendswood where he was well known and loved. He was a talker and loved visiting with the ladies. He enjoyed playing jokes and always had a story to tell. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Milton Jones is survived by daughters Milta Whitman and husband Jack, Leezan Grun and husband Eddie, stepdaughter Nancy Haight and husband Bob, and stepson David Jones. He was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Milton was an only child and loved his cousins, which were more like brothers: Jack Arnold, deceased; Jim Arnold; and Tommy Arnold. Milton was a good and generous man who enjoyed life; he will be missed by many.

Graveside services were held Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas.

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


Services celebrating the life of William “Bill” Moore will be held at 9:30 a.m. on September 6, 2013 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Bossier City, LA. Interment, with full military honors, will immediately follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery on Swan Lake Road also located in Bossier City. Visitation will be at Rose-Neath Chapel Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Bill peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 and will be greatly missed by family, friends, and students. The son of Elvin and Ethel Moore, he grew up in Shelbyville, TX. After graduation, Bill joined the Air Force and served his country in the Vietnam War. Upon retiring from the military, he began his second career as a math teacher. Bill thoroughly enjoyed all of his students, whom he affectionately referred to as ”turkeys” and “squirrels” and remained close to them throughout the years.

Bill was an avid golfer and was fortunate enough to play on many of his favorite golf courses. He loved his country, the Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys, but most of all his family. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Ofc. Mike Moore BCPD, of whom he was very proud and wife Carrie; his granddaughter, Sara whom he loved dearly; his loving wife, Virginia along with her son Stephen Hammett, his wife Nikki and two daughters, Ireland and Finleigh; daughter Sharron Brooks and her sons Brandon and Nicholas. He also leaves behind his sister Thelma and brother-in-law Benny Smith and a host of other relatives and friends.

Bill dedicated his life to serving others, therefore, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of choice.

Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Bossier City, Louisiana.


Alicia I Worsham entered her eternal home on September 2, 2013, at the age of 89.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 13, 2013 under the direction of her son, Rev. Jerry Worsham, with burial at New Hope Cemetery. There will be a visitation at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 13, 2013.

Alicia was born on August 28, 1924 in Panama, where she met and married the love of her life, Virgil R. “Bill” Worsham, who preceded her in death in 1993. They retired to Shelby County in 1971, where she lived until her health took her to North Carolina in 2007. She was a loving mother who was a full time homemaker and avid supporter of her children’s activities growing up, and continued with grandchildren’s activities whenever possible with a road trip. She never met a stranger and loved to visit. She was a faithful member of New Hope Missionary Church and attended daily devotions at Wedding Park after her move.

She is survived by
Daughter: Lorain & Terry Evans of Matthews, North Carolina

Sons:
Rev. Jerry & Jane Worsham of Racine, Wisconsin
Ralph Easy & Sue Worsham of Elizabeth, Colorado
Arvin & Tammy Worsham of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Janna & Tim Augustyn of Illinois
Jennifer & John Binkley of North Carolina
Stephanie & Brandon Thorne of Washington
Nathan & Summer Worsham of Colorado
Jessica & Ryan Doolittle of North Carolina
Joshua Worsham of Mt. Pleasant, Texas

10 Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews and friends

Pallbearers will be Terry Evans, Jerry Worsham, Ralph Worsham and Arvin Worsham.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Charlotte, North Carolina, Weddington Park Assisted Living and her Texas friends for their prayer and friendship.

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


09/04/2013

Memorial services for Mr. Franklin Poskey, 76, of Nacogdoches will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013, at 10:00 AM at Laird Funeral Home with The Rev. Monsignor James E. Young officiating. Mr. Poskey passed away on August 31, 2013. He was born on December 3, 1926 to the late Abel Triana and Dora Triana.

Frank was born and raised in Nacogdoches. He married his loving wife, Ilse Wanderer Poskey, in Germany in 1961 while serving in the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing, camping and was always tinkering. Frank loved his wife more than life itself. His most special times were spending quality time with his loving kids and grandkids. Frank was known by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ilse Poskey; daughters, Connie Poskey of Huntsville, Lydia Spratley and husband, David of Timpson; brothers, Billy Triana and wife, Patricia; sister-in-law, Shirley Poskey; grandchildren, Tony Acosta and wife, Whitney, Chase Armstrong, Michelle Hancock and husband, Tramaine, Kirstie Adams and husband, Ruben, Tyler Carlisle and husband, Preston, Leanna Dygert, Cassidy Spratley; great grandchildren, Aleesa Adams, Kenzi Adams, Eron Scott, Isaiah Hancock, PJ Carlisle, James Maysen Carlisle, Gracelyn Acosta , Brylie Harris and (soon to be) Aiden Acosta.

He is preceded in death by his parents Abel Triana and Dora Triana; brothers, Joe Poskey and Chap Triana.

Condolences can be shared on line at www.lairdfh.net


Hicks Mortuary announces, funeral Services for Mr. Milton James Poullard (58) of Mansfield, La will be Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 12 Noon. Mr. Milton died Saturday, August 31, 2013 in the VA in Shreveport La. Services will be at Keatchie Church Of God In Christ in Keatchie Louisiana. Supt. Booker McMillion will be officiating.

Mr. Milton’s Survivors are:

Wife: Cheryl Poullard of Mansfield, Louisiana

2 Sons: Michael J. Poullard of Mansfield, Louisiana
Anthony J. Poullard

1 Daughter: Ashlee Nicole Poullard of Mansfield, Louisiana

Visitation will be Saturday, September 7, 2013, 10am-12 noon at Keatchie COGIC in Keatchie, Louisiana.

Burial will be Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10am at Northwest Louisiana Cemetery in Keithville, La.


Shirley Delores Wilburn, 81, of Brookeland, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at her residence. She was born April 30, 1932 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Claude Heydt and Bessie Osborn Heydt. She was a member of Little Flock Baptist Church in San Augustine. Ms. Wilburn was a kind and loving mother and will be sadly missed by many. She pursued a career in nursing earlier in life and spread love and hope to many. A lover of animals, Mrs. Wilburn saved many a needy creature.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. M. L. Walters officiating.

She is survived by
Husband: Jessie P. Wilburn of Brookeland

Sons:
John Wilburn of Kansas
Jessie Glen of San Antonio
Phil McNabb of Houston
Vince Bayer of Virginia Beach

Daughter: Claudia Overcast of Biloxi, Mississippi

6 Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Loving Mother: Bessie D. Heydt

In lieu of flowers, small pot plants may be sent or memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Wilburn’s name to your favorite charity.

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


Billy Clayton Warr was born September 12, 1943, to Earnest and Liddie Warr, in Shelby County, Texas. He passed from this life at 7 A.M. August 31, 2013, at his home in Tupman, California, surrounded by his family. He was 69.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Melva; his daughter, Julie Casteel, and son-in-law James Casteel. He has one grandson, Jess Casteel, and his family: Jamie, Zoey, Gage, Jake, and an unborn great grandchild that he was looking forward to being with very much.

He will be missed by his three surviving sisters and their husbands: Ruby and Ray Smith; Betty and Travis Prior; Mary and Harry Scates; and numerous nephews and nieces, and he loved every one of them.

He is a born again Christian as of 1988. That does not mean he was perfected in the flesh, but he was in the Spirit, and he loved the Lord.

There will be a viewing on Thursday, September 5, 2013 9:00 a.m at Kern River Family Mortuary 1900 N. Chester Ave, Bakersfield , CA 93308 with a burial to follow at 10:30 at Shafter Memorial Park.


09/03/2013

Posey Lee Smith, 89 of Tenaha, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013 at her residence in Tenaha, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday evening, September 6, 2013 from 6pm until 8pm at Benford Chapel Baptist Church, Tenaha. Services will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11am at Benford Chapel Baptist Church, Tenaha. Interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Rev. Joseph Hall, Sr to officiate.

Mrs. Smith is survived by:

Son, Fred Walker of Tenaha

1 Grandson, 1 Granddaughter

Sisters:
Melinde Alexander of Tenaha
Bennie Smith of Tenaha

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


Memorial service for Horace Wayne Bell, Sr., 62, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Orval Miller officiating. Mr. Bell passed away August 24, 2013, in Timpson.

Born December 28, 1950, in Shelby County, TX, Horace Wayne Bell, Sr., was the son of Willard D. Bell and the late Bethel (Hough) Bell. Horace Wayne was a self-employed mechanic with numerous abilities. He was a true “jack of all trades”. His talents also included playing the guitar. During the past few years, Horace Wayne loving cared for his Aunt Geneva until her death January 29, 2013.

Survivors include his son Horace Wayne Bell, Jr., of Amarillo, TX; father Willard D. Bell and his wife Josephine of Cleveland, TX; sisters Barbara Sykes of Dallas and Wendy Bell of Cleveland; stepbrother Jody of Cleveland; 6 grandchildren, all of Cleveland; cousins Janis Bass and Billie Jean Williamson of Timpson; and numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Horace Wayne Bell, Sr., was preceded in death by mother Bethel (Hough) Bell, daughter Bethel Renee’ Bell, son Willard D. Bell, II, and aunt Geneva Hutto.

To convey condolences online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.


H. B. “Bub” Harris, Jr., of Center, passed away quietly Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Houston after a lingering illness. He was better known to his family and friends as “Bub.” He is survived by his sisters, Marge Harris Bentsen and husband Calvin of McAllen and Ann Harris Ralph of Beaumont; three nieces, Pam Bentsen Havens and husband Tim, Margo Bentsen Falb and Susie Bentsen Corrigan and husband Leo; nephew, Tommy Ralph, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie and Bridges Harris of Center.

Bub was born on November 3, 1934 in Center, where he attended Center High School. He excelled in sports, particularly football and tennis and then furthered his education by graduating from Baylor University and receiving his MBA from the University of Texas in Austin. His passion for learning and striving to improve one’s self filtered down, especially to his great-nieces and nephews. Most of his life was spent in Houston, where he was involved in real estate and other investments. Besides his love for business, he enjoyed spending time with his family on the tennis court, at the Houston rodeo or sampling great restaurants. Bub was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Center. He knew the greatest legacy he could leave was his faith in God and relied upon Him to get him through the trials of his life. Bub’s desire would be his passing would be believed as a promotion and all would celebrate life and the time left on this side of heaven would be filled with love, life, kindness, generosity, and doing the right thing in all circumstances.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks to Renee McGuire and Salvador Cruz for their compassionate care and friendship. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the American Cancer Society, the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas or the charity of your choice.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Highway 7 East, Center, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

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


09/02/2013

Frances Roberts, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Memorial Visitation will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 22, 1925 in Crossett, Arkansas to Edward and Mary (Harris) Walsh.

She is preceded in death by Parents, Edward and Mary Walsh, Husband, Harold E. Roberts and Son, William Harold “Bill” Roberts.

She is survived by:
Daughter: BJ Laird & husband, Rodolph “Spook” of Lawrence, GA

Grandchildren:
Corey Laird of Georgia
Kit Laird of Georgia
Austin Roberts of Austin
Lexie Roberts of Nacogdoches
Great Grandchildren:
Hudson Laird of Georgia
Harrison Laird of Georgia
Hanna Laird of Georgia
Lacy Laird of Georgia
Hayley Laird of Georgia

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


Johnny Lamar Ricks, 85, of Center formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Briarcliff Health Center in Carthage.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

He was born August 21, 1928 in Titus County to H.R. and Verna (Copeland) Ricks.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, H.R. and Verna Ricks and Brother, Jim Ricks

He is survived by:
Son: John Lee Ricks of Bayou Vista

Daughter: Debbie Moughon & husband, Joe of Bayou Vista

Sister & Brother-in-law: Margaret & Willard Parkman of Tenaha

Brother: Carol Ricks of Erie, CO

Sister: Julia Knobloch of Mt. Pleasant

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


Bonnie Duncan, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Select Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 25, 1927 to Perry and Esther Mae (Dockens) Corbell.

Preceded she is death by Father and Mother, Joe and Ima Dockens, Biological Mother, Ester Mae Danley, Brother, Tommy Lynn Holt, Brother and Sister in law, Murvel and Ira Lee Holt, Sister, Billie Hinton, Brother and Sister in law, Clarence and Dee Dockens, Son, Donnie Wheeler, Son, Ronnie Wheeler, Husband, Donald Duncan, Aunt, Eara B. Enmon, Nephew, Charles Dockens, Nephew, Dennis Holt, Friend, Geraldine (Jerrie) McClain

She is survived by:

Sister and Brother in law: Pauline and Harold Oates

Nephew, Dwayne and Amanda Dockens
Nephew, Curtis and Beth Holt
Nephew, Harold and Janet Dockens
Niece, Margie and Randy Garrett

Grand Nieces and Nephews:
Kaitlyn Simms, Kurstin, and Kade Dockens
Bryce Harris, Britain and Braiden Tyler
Stevie and Rachel Oates
Terrie and Josh McAden
Kris Kevin and DeAnn Dockens
Richard Jones, Jimmy May, Summer Covington and Miranda Knox
Larry Hinton
Yolanda Tullos

Friends:
George McClain
Ronnie and Darlene Causey
Linda Brown
Center Missionary Baptist Church

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


 

 

 
 
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