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07/29/2015

Edith Bell Wright, 92, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jim McDonald officiating. Burial will follow at North Jericho Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 14, 1922 in Shelby County to Marion Duncan and Mollie (Broadway) Byrd.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Duncan and Mollie Byrd, Husband, Louis Wright, Infant Son, Louis Wright, Brothers, Henry Byrd, Thomas Byrd, Rayford Byrd and Earnest Byrd and Sisters, Nora Wiggins, Sudie Mae Haley and Ima Jean Burson.

She is survived by:
Children:
Shurl Fox of San Augustine
Nancy Newell of Dallas
Brenda Vann & husband, Donnie of Tenaha
Louis Ray Wright & wife, Patti of Tenaha

11 Grandchildren

14 Great-Grandchildren

3 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Margaret Frazier of Freeport
Josephine Daniels of Dallas
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

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


07/29/2015

George Allen Daily, 61, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on July 28, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 2:00p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Jack Comer of Circle Drive Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be preceding the service from 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on August 30, 1953, he was the son of W.T. Daily and Francis (Carr) Daily. Paw Paw loved fishing, watching T.V., and playing with his grandkids. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Edward Daily.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Laurel Daily; daughter Brandy Lang and husband Chris, of Tennessee; son, Shane Daily and wife Rebekah, of Bridge City; grandchildren, Graham and Eli Daily; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Hardy and wife Kathy, of Center, and Richard Hardy and wife, Cheryl, of Harleton; sister-in-law, Wylma Beckham and husband Delbert, of Center; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Hardy, Delbert Beckham, Richard Hardy, Charlie Wells, David Poole, and Paul Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Torbett, Graham Daily, and Eli Daily.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to J.C. Walters, Jr. Transplant Center at Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation P.O. Box 4384 Houston, Texas 77210-4384.


07/27/2015

Branda Nell Milford, 67, of Timpson, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2015 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Center, Texas on June 22, 1948, the daughter of Albert Ritter and Eathel Langford Ritter. Funeral services for Branda will take place on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Branda grew up in the Buncombe community in Panola County. She attended Gary High School where she was very active in basketball and track. Branda married Carroll Milford on July 23, 1968. She had many varied interests. Her family had raised horses for nearly 50 years. She also enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to “the boats”.

Branda is survived by her daughter, Tamie Yates; step-sons, Doug Milford and his wife, Shelby, Randy Milford and his wife, Lisa, Charles “Bojack” Milford and his wife, Stephanie and Terry Milford; grandchildren, Amanda Yates and Logan Yates; step grandchildren Cole, Casey, Dea, Doug, Kane, Kale, Mylee, Carolina, Randa, Brandy and Dana Jo; great-grandchildren Tanner, Layci Jo, Hope, Connor, Karson, Kutter and Kase; sisters Doris Ritter, Rene Davis and her husband, Billy Wayne; brothers Jimmy Ritter and his wife, Linda and Guy Ritter and his wife, Melba; sister-in-law Jan Ritter; nephews Joe Ritter, Jimmy Griffin and Brad Griffin; nieces Angela Bush, Annete Sharma, Anita Whitfill and Amelia Schoolcraft.

Branda was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Eathel Ritter; her husband Carroll Wayne Milford; mother and father-in-law Barnie and Monthielde Milford; nephew Thomas Carroll Griffin; brothers Landy Ritter, Berdette Ritter and Langford Ritter; sister-in-law Mary Lois Griffin and brother-in-law Lee Griffin.

Serving as pallbearers for Branda will be Joe Ritter, Tanner Murdock, Shawn Milford, Doug “Goob” Milford, Jimmy Griffin and Brad Griffin.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Sam Grabowski, Jack Coe, Steve Blayke , Odell Wiggins and Harmie Smith


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07/26/2015

Kay Williams Stewart, 54, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center Texas.

Ms. Stewart was born September 5, 1960 in Center to Charles L. Williams and Jackie A. Williams. She was of the Baptist faith and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Kevin L. Jones, Greg Frazier, Paul Frazier, Dewayne Crocker, Jon Davis, and Matt Williams.

She is survived by

Father:
Charles L Williams and wife Francis of Center

Children:
Gregory P. Frazier and Jackie, of Center
Britney Stewart of San Antonio

Special Cousin:
Sheila B. Jones & Husband Kevin of Center

Sisters:
Jan Brown
Kim Williams

Brothers:
Andy Williams of Center
Matt Williams of Center

Grandchildren:
Kimberleigh Frazier Calloway & husband Jeremy of Blair, TX
Caitlyn Basham of Center
Devon Wiley of Center
Dylan Calloway Center
Raylynn Kay Bounds of San Antonio
Danie’l Stewart
Marti Allen
Briley Jones
Abigail Jones
Carmen Brooks
Kacie Stewart

Great Grand Son Sawyer Calloway of Blair, OK

Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Mother: Jackie Adams Williams
Son: Zackary Stewart
Grandparents: Fannie Jetton Adams and Clayter Adams

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to help with final expenses.

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

07/25/2015

Suzanne Everett McAdams, 71, of Center, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be Sunday July 26, from 12:00pm to 2:00 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Dr. Robert de Wolfe officiating.

Rohte Suzanne Everett McAdams was born July 22nd, 1944, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Creed Edward Everett and Rohte Gene Yarbrough Everett. She spent her childhood years in Garrison, and was drum major at Garrison High School. She earned her Master’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin and spent the majority of her career teaching in San Augustine. She was a loyal member of Beta Sigma Phi (Preceptor Upsilon), and made many dear friends through this organization. She once worked at the green houses at Texas A&M University, and carried on her hobby of gardening throughout her life. She valued her role as a mother, always being kind-hearted, and generous, above all else. She dearly loved her grandchildren, Frank, Jodi and Benji.

She is survived by

Children:
Laura Lucinda Blount
Benjamin and wife Laura Luna Blount
Jane Blount and Husband Rob Gasca

Grandchildren:
Frank Sebastion Schott
Jodi Neftali Blount
Benjamin Antonio Blount
Grayson Taylor Gasca
Carson Leigh Gasca

Brothers-in-law:
Billy Bob McAdams and wife, Lisa

Sister-in-law:
Claudine McAdams

Nephews:
Josh and wife Sharisse McAdams
Cole and wife Dana McAdams

Cousins:
Jania Ashby
Louis Bryan
Becky Kinzer
April Schatte

Lifelong friend:
Danny Jean Ballard

Preceded in death by
Husband: Kenneth R. McAdams
Brother: Kenneth Everett
Parents: Creed Edward Everett and Rohte Gene Yarbrough

Donations in Honor of Suzanne McAdams can be made to the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Center
P.O. Box 1026
Center, Tx 75935
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


Milton H. Cooper passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Tyler.Graveside services for Mr. Cooper, Sr., 83, of Tyler, will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park, 1554 State Highway 7 East, Center, TX.

He was born in rural Harris County, Texas on April 16, 1932. He was preceded in death by his father,Horace W. Cooper, and mother, Allene Cooper.

Milton proudly served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a member of the Sharon Shrine Temple in Tyler, Texas and was a mason for over 50 years.

Upon completion of a degree in education from the University of Houston in 1955, Milton began teaching sixth grade in Houston Independent School District. After sixteen years in the Houston Independent School District, he began his twenty-year career in the Spring Independent School District where he was the first principal of Bammel Middle School. He was a director, principal, and assistant superintendent in Spring ISD. Spring ISD’s 18th elementary school was named after Mr. Cooper.

Milton is survived by his wife of over 62 years, Anne Rodgers Cooper, and a legacy of his sister MaryJo Cooper of Houston, two sons and three granddaughters including son, Milton, Jr. and wife Carla, and granddaughter Katy of Houston; and son, Paul and wife Vickie, and granddaughters, Ashley andRachel of Tyler. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Milton H. Cooper, may be made to the memorial of your choice.

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


07/24/2015

James Lee Choron, 62, of Moscow, Russia, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Memorial services are unknown at this time.

Jimmy Choron was born 4 December 1953 in Dallas, Texas and was lovingly reared and cared for by his parents, J. Wilton and Grace Choron. He graduated from Center in 1973. In 1995 he moved to Russia after accepting a job offer from Kodak where he continued to live and participate in a variety of opportunities.

He is survived by:
Mother: Grace Choron of Center.

Wife of 17 years: Violetta Berezina of Moscow, Russia.

Son : Erik Choron and wife, Valerie, of Copperas Cove

Daughters:
Megan Henderson, of Diboll
Heather Munding and husband Steven, of Killeen

7 Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Father, J. Wilton Choron of Center

In lieu of flowers, make donations to your local church and be encouraged to find peace within yourself.


07/23/2015

Billy Gene “Bill” Ramsey, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Billy Gene was born June 20, 1928, in Shelby County, Texas, to Frank Ramsey and Mary Lee Hughes Ramsey. He later moved to Houston, where he lived for 50 years, raised his family, worked as both a lineman and foreman at Houston Light and Power and served in various church and community roles. He retired after 36 years of service. In 2000, following his retirement, Billy Gene and Ouida moved back home to Shelby County, where they are active members of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife of 68 years: Ouida “Bunkin” Crawford Ramsey of Center

Sons:
Larry Ramsey and wife, Evelyn, of Hockley
Tommy Ramsey and wife, Terri, of Humble
Craig Ramsey and wife, Tracey, of Humble

Daughters:
Carol Ramsey Lowther and husband, Rick, of Mesa, Arizona
Kay Ramsey of Center

14 Grandchildren

14 Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank Ramsey and Mary Lee Hughes Ramsey
Brothers: Byron Glen Ramsey, Doyle Ramsey, Buster Lee “Pete” Ramsey

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association
c/o Jackie Grant
269 CR 1505
Center, Texas 75935

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


Dawn Bradley Lang, 72, of Garrison, was called to be with our Lord on July 16, 2015.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Garrison with Bro. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Dawn was born August 21, 1942 in Battle Creek, MI. She lived a life of service to her church, her family and to others in need. A faithful Christian, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and active member of the community, Dawn committed her life to showing kindness to those around her. She worked as a nurse at Garrison Nursing Home, served as choir director at First Methodist Church in Garrison, was a member of the Timpson chapter of Eastern Star and served as Grand Matron of the Garrison chapter. Dawn had a lovely smile and uplifting personality that would always light up the room. All those who knew and loved Dawn know that the world is a lesser place as a result of her passing.

Preceded in death by her loving husband Charles Fred Lang. Her parents Rex Bradley and Jeanne Bradley

She is survived by her Brother Brent Bradley and his wife Tammy Bradley from Kelso Washington, Brother Bryce Bradley and his wife Leanna Bradley from Kelso Washington, Niece Jennifer Bradley and Nephews Jeff Bradley, Aaryn Bradley, Brent Bradley, Corey Bradley and Owen Bradley.

She is survived by her sons Tracey Lang and his wife Denise from Richmond Tx, David Lang, his wife Gina, Son Troy Lang and his wife, Jill, Granddaughter Brittany Lang, Grandson Myles Lang, Grandson Rian Lang, his wife Ashley, Granddaughters Cheyenne and Brooklynn from Alvin Tx, Christopher Lang, his wife Jacqueline and son Xander from Woodlands Tx, son Charles Lang Jr. from College Station Tx, Grandchildren Cameron and Susanne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Order of the Eastern Star – Garrison Chapter No. 192
231 N. “B” Avenue
Garrison, Texas 75946

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Queen Esther Moore Garrett (81) of Center, Texas will be Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St Paul Baptist Church, (617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas), 11:00am. Rev. Alvin Brinson will be officiating.

Mrs. Queen Esther Moore, Garrett was born on November 3, 1933 to the late Zebedee and Louisa Moore in Shelbyville, Texas

She united with the East Hamilton Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful member until she left to be with the Lord on July 22, 2015. She believed in working for the Lord. She sang in the choir, was the director of the food committee, and diligently worked on the building fund committee.

She attended and graduated from the East Liberty School where she was a member of the basketball team.

She was retired from Bruce Hardwood Floors where she worked for over 19 years and made many friends.

She united in marriage to the late William Garrett on December 10, 1955 to the union two daughters were born. Pearl McLendon (A.L.) and Robbie Garrett both of Center. She leaves to cherish her memory five grandchildren: Rochelle (Aaron) Robinson, O’Bryan Land, Marlon (Jessica) Cartwright, Denise Garrett, and Asia Garrett. Two great-grandchildren Aiden Robinson and Allen Hutto. Six brothers: Mervin Gene, R.L, Robert, and Zebedee Jr. (Lula) Moore all of Center. Carl (Dazella) and Billy Earl (Peggy) Moore of Houston, Texas. One sister: Lou Byndom of Center, Texas. Three brother-in-laws: Sam (Judy), Lee Garrett of Tyler, Texas and AJ Garett of Beaumont. Sister-in-laws Mae Ella Moore of Shelbyville, Texas. Raised as special brothers: Tom Cartwright (Sandra) of Silsbee, Texas; James (Elizabeth) of Sacramento, Ca; Lem Cartwright of Center, and Sammy Garrett of Shelbyville. Special cousins including Minnie Brinson, Lola Chumbley, and Eloise “Doll” Johnson. She was preceding in death by brothers Lee Arvis, Ellis P., and Willie Earl Moore.

She leaves also to cherish her memory her pet cat “Bad Boy” and her dog “Boxer” along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, July 24, 2015 at Hicks Chapel, (804 MLK Drive, Center, Texas), from the hours of 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Burial will be at Burton Field Cemetery in the East Hamilton Community

Repass will be at Park Pit (Mrs. Jessie Fountain’s) following the services.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935


07/22/2015

Era Gilchrist, 97, Center, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jack Manley and Rev. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Gilchrist was born May 18, 1918, in Shelby County, to Robert L. Anding and Versie Collins Anding. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Center Chapter No. 348, the Den Mother of the Cub Scouts and also a member of First Assembly of Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son: Dickie Gilchrist and wife, Eldora, of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: B.T. “Dick” Gilchrist
Parents: Robert L. Anding and Versie Collins Anding
Sisters: Apple Anding, Oveda Anding
Brother: Leroy Anding

Pallbearers will be Mark Ivey, Randolph Lout, John Monk and Floyd Wright.

A special thanks to East Texas Home Health and HeartsWay Hospice for their love and care.

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


Bessie Lou Green, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday May 31, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday August 1, 2015 at the home of Danny & Cheryl Green. Her request was that family and friends gather and have a big Italian dinner in honor of her family. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date.

Bess was born March 15, 1933, in Port Arthur Texas to Anthony Campise and Opal Miller Campise. She later met Fred Green to whom she was married to for 61 years. She was an exceptional cook and homemaker.

She is survived by her children:

Danny Green and wife Cheryl of Shelbyville
Ron Green and wife Donna of Lafayette, Louisiana
Theresa Stem and husband, Bill of Nampa, Idaho

Sister:
Frances Strong of Orange, Texas

Brother:
Anthony Campise and wife Lyndell of Groves, Texas

10 Grandchildren:
16 Great-Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins

Preceded in death by:
Husband - Fred C. Green
Parents Anthony & Opal Campise
Daughter – Susan Green

Our home number is 936-368-2832 if you need directions.



Graveside services for Fannie Mae Caid, 93, of Tyler, will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Pat Alvey and Rev. Carl Smith officiating, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Caid passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 in Tyler.
She was born July 3, 1922 in Woods, Texas, to Aaron Frank Baldwin and Bernice Gibson Baldwin.

Fannie Mae was a member of Friendly Baptist Church of Tyler, Texas and a former member of First Baptist Church of Center, Texas. She graduated from Center High School in Center, Texas. She held the position of admittance clerk with East Jefferson General Hospital until she retired.

Fannie Mae was preceded in death by her father Aaron Frank Baldwin, her mother Bernice Gibson Baldwin, and her sister Helon Marie Harwell.

She is survived by her loving family including daughter, Lanelle Picarella and her husband Joe; son, Jeff C. Caid and his wife Cindy; grandsons, Aaron Picarella and Kip Picarella and his wife Alyssa; granddaughters, Jessica Carroll and her husband Jeffrey, Lisa Taylor and her husband Joe and Marissa Caid; four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeff C. Caid, Joe Picarella, Aaron Picarella, Kip Picarella, Jeffrey Carroll, and Joe Taylor.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County, 211 Winchester Dr., Tyler, Texas 75701


07/20/2015

Karen Sue Haynes Reynolds, 59, of Center, passed away July 20, 2015 in Cushing.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Reynolds was born December 7, 1955, in Dennison, to Billy Ray Reynolds and Helen Jean Askew Reynolds. She loved watching cooking shows and caring for others, especially her family and her dogs. She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by
Son: Christopher Reynolds and wife, Julia, of Nacogdoches

Grandson: Zander Reynolds of Nacogdoches

Sister: Brenda Yoachum of Garrison

Mother: Helen Jean Reynolds of Center

Brothers:
John Reynolds of Center
Michael Reynolds of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Billy Ray Reynolds
Brother: Billy M. Reynolds

Pallbearers will be William Reynolds, Tristian Reynolds, Cameron Reynolds, Matthew Reynolds, Billy Yoachum and Larry Askew.

Memorial donations may be made to:American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)

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


A funeral service for Mr. Alex Joe “Jay” Travis, 89, of Beckville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage. Officiating the service will be Bro. Jerry Phillips, Pastor Ray Holland, and Bro. Danny Dodson. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Travis passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2015, at his home in Beckville with his family by his side.

Alex Joe “Jay” Travis was born on June 26, 1926, in Ada, OK to the late Alvis and Martha Taylor Travis. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1947. During this time he met and married the love of his life, Zettie Mae Smith, on Sept. 1, 1945, in Center. He happily and lovingly provided for his family as a Fabricater Welder for Zachary and Brown & Root for many years until his retirement. They moved to Beckville in 1977, from Savoy, TX and were a member of the First Baptist Church of Beckville. Their pastor and pastor’s wife for many years, Bro. Jerry and Mrs. Banita, held a very special place in their hearts. Mr. Travis was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years and son, Tommie Joe “Jody” Travis.

Mr. Travis is survived by daughters, Brenda Wright and husband Robert of Beckville and Debbie Dodson and husband Danny of Center; sisters, Alyene Moyer, Ophelia Wheeler, and Floreta Oxley; brother, Floyd Travis; grandchildren, Kevin Johns and wife Cherrie of Beckville, Ricky Johns and wife Shona of Beckville, Randy Johns and wife Angel of Harleton, Angie Stone and husband Scott of Beckville, Craig Travis and wife Robin of Carthage, Jason Travis and wife Casey of Beckville, Raymond Dodson and wife Kim of Dallas, and Misty Dodson of Arlington; special adopted granddaughter, Mary Moore of Center; great-grandchildren, Brittany Mojica and husband Fidel of Beckville, Samantha, Sydney, Parker, and Savanah Johns of Beckville, Gunner Smith of Harleton, Sawyer Johns of Harleton, Alyssa Garcia and husband Adrian of Beckville, Dustin Travis of The Colony, Kaleb Travis of Carthage, Leah and Sienna Stone of Denton, Chelsea Taylor and husband Josh of Carthage, Ben, AJ, and Tucker Travis of Beckville, and Nicholas and Brandon Dodson of Center; special adopted great-grandchildren, Brylie and Grayson of Center; great-great-grandchildren, Jordan and Jayden Mojica of Beckville, Addison Marie and Alivia Mae Garcia of Henderson, and Raylie Taylor of Carthage; daughter-in-law, Janis Travis Morris; and son-in-law, Glenn Johns.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Anita Lindley with the V.A. Hospital in Shreveport for the loving care shown to Mr. Travis.

Pallbearers are Kevin Johns, Ricky Johns, Randy Johns, Craig Travis, Jason Travis, and Raymond Dodson. Honorary pallbearers are Glenn Johns, Scott Stone, Woody Keating, and Dago Yarborough.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Beckville, P.O. Box 329, Beckville, TX 75631.

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



Ira Clifton (Cliff) Burgay was born January 12, 1934 to Ira and Cleo Burgay in Shelby County. He died July 16, 2015 in Garrison, Texas.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be one hour before service 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Funeral Home.

Survivors:

Daughters:
Phyllis Burgay Griffin and Sharon Burgay

Granddaughter: Suzanne Lang

Grandsons:
Brandon Griffin and Cameron Lang

Nephews:
Steven Haney and Stanley Haney

Numerous nieces, nephews and extended family

Preceded in death by: Parents: Ira Clifton Burgay, Sr. and Cleo “Pat” (Patsford) Burgay
Brothers; Bobby Gene Burgay and Jim Burgay
Sister; Betty Bernice Haney

The service are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.



07/18/2015

Aubrey Dean Lamon, 63, of Center, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Lamon was born September 29, 1951, in Lufkin, to Marion Dean Lamon and Hester Arlene Pinkston Lamon. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Dianne Lamon of Center

Son: Aubrey Lamon II and wife, Kayla, of Center

Father: Rev. M.D. Lamon of Center

Sister: Shirley Goodwin and husband, Richard, of Center

Brothers:
Garfield D. Lamon Sr. of Woodville
Don Lamon and wife, Rilda, of Mississippi

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Hester Arlene Pinkston Lamon

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


J.C. “Buck” Turner, 60, of Center, passed away July 17, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Turner was born February 9, 1955, in Center, to Jesse Cleveland Turner Sr. and Dimple Cunningham Turner. He was a member of the Barnstorm Survivors Band, with whom he performed several benefits and also participated in the Toys for Tots Drive.

He is survived by
Son: Steven Turner and wife, January Nicole, of Center

Grandchildren:
River LeAnn Turner of Center
Jordan Turner of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Brother: Billy Wayne Turner
Sisters: Linda Turner Thatcher, Rose Turner Pytlewizz, Pat Turner
Parents: Jesse Cleveland Turner Sr. and Dimple Cunningham Turner

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on...” -- Irving Berlin

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


07/17/2015

Gene Lung, 80, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 20, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Military honors graveside will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

Mr. Lung was born June 27, 1935, in Rushville, Illinois, to Elmer Lawrence Lung and Dorothy Irene Walker Lung. He served in the United States Air Force and later worked for AT&T, where he retired after several years of service. Mr. Lung was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Daughter: Sandra Abla of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandson: Michael Bush and wife, Dawn, of Haughton, Louisiana

Great-Granddaughter: Chelsea Lewis Bush of Haughton, Louisiana

Cousin: Lois Rittenhouse of Colchester, Illinois

Friend: Mary Lee Hart of Huxley, Texas

Preceded in death by
Parents: Elmer Lawrence Lung and Dorothy Irene Walker Lung
Mother of Sandra: Elsie Lung
Brother: Gary Lung

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


Shirley Barton, 75, of Winnsboro, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Winnsboro.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Sam Roe officiating.

Ms. Barton was born February 2, 1940 in Logansport, Louisiana, to Jessie W. Smith and Valera Christine Alexander Smith. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Sons:
Mike Barton and wife, Misty, of Winnsboro
Gregg Barton of Winnsboro

Grandchildren:
Bart Barton
Joshua Barton
Maria Barton
Kendell Hill
Keaton Hargett

Great Grandchildren:
Angel Michelle Barton
Trenten Hill
Brayden Hill
Dawson Hill

Brother: Carl Smith and wife, Mary, of Logansport, Louisiana

Sister: Linda Goforth of Paris

Preceded in death by
Husband: Huey P. Barton
Son: Ricky Barton
Parents: Jessie W. Smith and Valera Christine Alexander Smith

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


Robert Purcell (Bob) Goodman, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2015, at Forest Park West Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana, under the direction of Rose-Neath Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Mr. Goodman was born April 21, 1932, in Navasota, to Charles Alexander Goodman and Wyatt Brown Goodman.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Virginia Goodman Anderson and husband, Steve, of Columbus, Texas
Vickie Goodman Brown and husband, Thomas, of Katy, Texas
Kimberly Jane Goodman of Shelbyville

Sons:
Robert P. Goodman and wife, Reba, of Corpus Christi, Texas
Kyle Jeffers Goodman of Taylor, Arkansas
Kelly Jay Goodman of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Tamara Rose Rameriz and husband, Christopher
Thomas Wayne Brown
Eric Jay Brown and wife, Chandra
Carmen Lugo and husband, Jason
Carlos Llora and wife, Jessany
Jeremy Anderson and wife, Amanda
Sarah Nugent and husband, Brant
Zachary Anderson and wife, Adrienne
Royce Goodman and wife, Laura
Robbin Goodman and wife, Rosa Bell
Reed Goodman
Rebecka Marie Barton
Elizabeth Ann Barton
Sarah Caroline Barton
William Ryan Goodman
Kasi Goodman

18 Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Lawrence Philip Goodman and wife, Elaine, of Houston, Texas

Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law: Jewell Shipp Gillette and husband, Bill, of Bossier City, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Wife: Glenis Beck Goodman
Wife: Patti V. Shipp Goodman
Parents: Charles Alexander Goodman and Wyatt Brown Goodman
Son: William Jack Goodman
Daughter: Lynda Sue Goodman
Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Mary Wyatt Goodman Szenasi and Mickey, Mildred Elizabeth Goodman Easley and Robert (Bubba)
Brothers and Sisters-in-law: James Richard Goodman and Ruth (Hensley), Charles Doyle Goodman and Dorothy (Phillips)

Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Donald Ray (Doc) Moore.

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


Clara Fern Harrison Christensen, 89, a resident of Mesa, AZ, passed away on July 1, 2015 in Mesa.

She was born on July 15, 1925, to Wiley Braxton and Maude (Corley) Harrison in Tenaha, Texas. Fern graduated from Tenaha High School and business college in Alexandria, Louisiana, where in 1944 she met Warren Christensen, while he was stationed at Alexandria Army Air Base. Upon his return from the War, they married and settled in Tillamook, Oregon to raise their family. They moved to Mesa, Arizona, then later retired to Texas to the family home. She and Warren moved back to Mesa in 2010.

Fern was on the residents board at the Citadel. She enjoyed flower arranging and cooking. Her specialty was country fried chicken, which was hard to beat. She cherished spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter Donna Jarzyna and her husband Mark; daughter Cheri Bradshaw (husband, Allen); grandchildren John Warren Dickinson and his wife Robbin, Mark Richard Dickinson and his wife Amiee, Kristen Lee Bradshaw MacKenzie and her husband Scot, Lee Allen Bradshaw and his wife Lisa; great-grandchildren John Griffin “Finn” Dickinson, Evelyn Clara Dickinson, Grant Dickinson, Alex Simpson, Brodrick Christen Bradshaw, Bromley Dallen Bradshaw, Kaitlin Anne MacKenzie, Isobel Grace MacKenzie and numerous nieces and nephews in Texas and Oregon.

Fern is preceded in death by her parents, husband Warren, son in law Allen Bradshaw and her 6 brothers and sisters.

Services will be held at Corley Harrison Family Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Tenaha, Texas.

Online remembrances may be left at: www.mariposagardens.com



07/15/2015

Bertha Olene Henderson, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at her residence.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Michael Joe Byrd officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Henderson was born September 12, 1929, in Center, to Dandy Horton Byford and Nora Ruth Anderson Byford. She retired from Pasadena ISD in May of 1986. Mrs. Henderson and her husband travelled extensively throughout the United States and Canada.

She is survived by
Children:
Shirley Russom and husband, Charlie, of Arlington
Douglas Henderson and wife, Wanda, of League City
Kathryn Trejo of Pasadena

10 Grandchildren

15 Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: James Walter Henderson
Son: James David Henderson
Great Granddaughter: Carly Bolton
Parents: Dandy Horton Byford and Nora Ruth Anderson Byford
Two Brothers
Two Sisters

Pallbearers will be Bryan Mazac, Kevin Garpne, Jason Henderson, Joel Henderson, Billy Mazac and Jeffrey Kwas. Honorary pallbearer will be Brian Whiteside.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

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


07/14/2015

Brooksie Lee Miller Lipscomb, age 85 of Tenaha, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be 1p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 2, 1929 in Shelby County to parents, C.F. & Willie Elizabeth (Brittain) Miller. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in the accounting and scheduling departments for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, C.F. & Willie Miller, husband, R.H. Lipscomb, Jr., infant brother, Little Ora Miller, brother, Calvin Miller, brother, Henry Miller and sister, Vera Miller.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Elizabeth Ann Marett & husband, Jimmy of Tenaha
Son:
Ed Lipscomb & wife, Pam of Houston

Grandchildren:
Jamie Norris & husband, Jonothon of Crosby
Susan Roberts & husband, Andrew of Houston

Numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren

Sister-in-law:
Jackie Miller of Tenaha

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


Bobby D. Bell, 67, of Garrison, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 in Garrison.

A military honors graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, under the direction of VFW Post 8904. Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Mr. Bell was born January 23, 1948, in Nacogdoches, to Clifford Bell and Rachel Bailey Bell. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Bell was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by
Children:
Amy Sarkies and husband, David, of Garrison
Emily Mitchell and husband, Aaron, of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Britany Sarkies
Tiffany Fox
Troy Sarkies
Madeline Mitchell
Ace Mitchell

Great Grandchildren:
Channing Fox
Rhett Sarkies

Brother: Darrell Bell

Sisters:
Pam McFadden and husband, Clayton
Debra Ward

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Jennifer Jo Bell
Parents: Clifford Bell and Rachel Bailey Bell
One Sister
One Brother

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


07/13/2015

Bacil Risinger, Sr., 81, of Mauriceville, Texas passed away Monday, July 13, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Buna with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Born March 10, 1934 in Patroon, Texas to Huey and Ruth Armstreet Risinger, he had lived most of his life in Mauriceville and was a ship fitter, having worked at Levingston Shipyard and Texas Dry dock where he retired.

He was preceded in death by his mother & father; daughter, Elouise ”Punkin” Risinger; a grandson, Bacil Risinger III; and sisters, Macie Perry and Wanda Bando.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Louise Risinger of Mauriceville; sons, Bacil & Julie Risinger, Jr. of Orange, and Mathew & Monica Risinger of Mauriceville; 2 sisters, Mavis Elliott of Shelbyville and Mary Magali of Dallas; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home, Buna, Texas.


Roger Guyton Hopkins, age 67, of Morrow, Georgia, passed away March 11, 2015, at his residence. Graveside interment memorial service will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park, 1554 Hwy. 7, Center, Texas at 10AM on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Roger Guyton "Guy" Hopkins was born on Father's Day, June 15, 1947 in Center, Texas to James Granvel Hopkins and his wife Maudine Hughes Hopkins. He is survived by his brother Teddy Hopkins of Center, Texas and his wife Becky. He married the love of his life, Linda Thompson, on July 21, 1973 in Tenaha, Texas. He and Linda have three children; Rachael Gabrielle Hopkins, Rebekah Michelle Hopkins Frederick (spouse Michael Frederick) and Benjamin Raphael Hopkins (spouse Paige Burleigh Hopkins). Rebekah and Michael have two children Genevieve Abigail and Jacob Christopher Frederick. Ben and Paige have one son Sebastian Connor Hopkins. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

The family thanks you for all the condolences they have received. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made, in memory of Guy, to one of the following organizations that were dear to his heart:

Southern Grace Hospice l
364 Racetrack Road
McDonough, GA 30252
http://www.southerngracehospice.com/

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
http://www.theaftd.org/


07/12/2015

Huey Dan Phillips, age 84, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 11am Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with military honors given by our local VFW Post 8904. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 22, 1930 in Gary, Texas to J.C. and Maggie Belle (Ritter) Phillips. He served in the US Army. He was a long time school teacher. He was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and also played the organ.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, J.C. & Maggie Phillips, Brothers, James Phillips, Alton Ross Phillips and Lovis Clifton Phillips and Sisters, Reba Irene Phillips Bowlin and Jessie Belle Campbell.

He is survived by:

Wife of 48 years:
Mary Jo Dean Phillips of Huxley

Son:
Keith Devers & wife, Kristie of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Nathaniel Ray Devers
Mary Elizabeth Devers

Sister-in-law:
Charlsie Phillips of Carthage
Barbara Ross of Center
Laretta Dean of Huxley

Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law:
Bob & Barbara Ann Dean of Mont Belvieu

Family request that donations can be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, PO Box 1383, 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


Ernest “Buddy” Baggett, 87, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Forbis and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, July 13, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born August 22, 1927 in Converse, LA to James Averett and Virginia Delores ( Myers) Baggett. He served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Averett and Virginia Baggett, Daughter, Debra Jan Johnson, Brother, Clifford Baggett and an infant sister.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Wayne Baggett of Center
Grandchildren:
Brandi Johnson of Center
Brad Johnson & wife Chavaletta of Center
4 Great Grandchildren:
Kaitlyn, Khloe & Bryce Johnson & Mahalia Raymond
Sisters:
Hazel Brittain of Garrison
Ella Manshack of Center
Joyce Noble & husband, Roy Edward of Joaquin
Brother:
Pete Baggett & wife, Sharon of Nacogdoches
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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


Patsy Joyce Lunsford, 75, of Suffolk, VA, passed away July 11, 2015. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday,
July 17, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, TX. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Friday July 17, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Tx. Ms. Lunsford was born March 10, 1940

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


07/10/2015

Brooksie Elizabeth Bradberry, 96, of Center went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 9, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born in the Sardis Community in 1919, she spent her lifetime residence in Shelby County and made temporary housing arrangements alongside her husband Joe at every in-state US Army base camp he was assigned. After Joe returned home, she spent many years working at Center Drug Store in the Gift Department. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church in Center. Outings with her Sunday School Class were days she truly treasured.

She was a seasoned canasta and 42 player, a fishing buddy, the best fried chicken and oatmeal raisin cookie baker, a loyal Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers supporter, a daily bird watcher, the loving hug just at the right time, the stern "shake" when needed, a friend, an inspiration, a teacher, a loving mother and our biggest fan and grandmother.

Meeting her at the gates of Heaven are her parents Lum & Isabel Schillings, six siblings and the love of her life; her husband Joe Bradberry. Her spirit is carried on by her beloved daughter Becky Johnson, favorite son-in-law Billy Johnson, her precious grandson Brent & wife Teresa Johnson, granddaughter Brittney Johnson and fiancé Marlon Ford, soon to be great-grandchildren Kirbie, Kaytlin and Andrew Ford, her brother Furman Schillings, sister Ruth Oliver and many special nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Center.

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


07/09/2015

Johnny Ray Paxton, 60, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at his residence.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Paxton was born June 23, 1955, in Center, to Charlie Paxton and Rena Spurlock Paxton. He was a member of Old Home Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Daughter: Jami Paxton of Abilene

Grandchildren:
Kylee Green of Abilene
August Casselberry of Abilene

Sisters:
Sheila Wiggins of Joaquin
Betty Carroll of Joaquin

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Mary Paxton
Son: Robert Sean Paxton
Parents: Charlie Paxton and Rena Spurlock Paxton
Brother: Charles Paxton
Brothers-in-law: Ricky Wiggins, Danny Carroll

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


Visitation, Mass and funeral services for Alice Fern Bates Smith Prudhomme, 73, have been announced, with the visitation being held on Friday, July 10 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Roseneath Funeral Home in Mansfield, with a Memorial Mass being held at 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a member, in Mansfield on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 AM, followed by interment at Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Carmel. Msgr. J. Carson LaCaze will officiate at all services. A favorite nephew, Preston Bates, will deliver the Eulogy.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Hilton, Doug “Slo” Smith, James Foshee, Jim Edwards, Quint Gillespie and Gerald Laffitte. Honorary Pallbearers include Richard Z. Johnson and Doug Young.

Alice fought a hard fight with health issues these past few years but just kept going with her zest for life and love for her family. She left for her spiritual home on June 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Prudhomme, parents David Elmer and Blanche White Bates (of the Haslam Community); brother Robert E. Bates, Sr.; sister Mae Ella Bates Beckham and grandson, Derek E. Langford.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Jana Smith and fiancé Quint Gillespie of Shreveport; Tanya Smith and fiancé John Moyer of Orlando, Florida and Amber Prudhomme of the Carmel Community. She is also survived by grandson Stephen Langford and wife, Casse, of Chasaka, Minnesota; great-granddaughters Margot Langford, Alice Langford and Jordan Langford; brother, Herman G. Bates and wife, Faye, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins that were dear to her heart.

Alice was born October 24, 1942 and was a 1960 graduate of Joaquin High School in Joaquin, Texas, where she excelled in academics. She graduated with many scholarships and attended Panola Jr. College, until she married Kenneth Smith of Logansport. The Smiths soon became three when their daughter Jana was born. Kenneth later became the owner of the Piggly Wiggly store in Haslam, Texas and both were involved in many community projects. In 1967, their daughter Tanya was born. She later was re-married to Frank Prudhomme in the 1980’s, and had another daughter, Amber.

Alice discovered her love for travel as well as photography and captured many subjects that were published in the local newspapers, including her column the “Carmel Capers”. She also loved the Sabine River, where she was raised, and gathering with family and friends to enjoy fun times in the water and sun.

She started out in the CB craze in the 1970’s as “River Streaker”, which later evolved into amateur radio, and re-located to the Carmel Community with her youngest daughter. She worked hard and achieved the “Advanced” extra licensing, and enjoyed talking to people all over the world, also exchanging QSL cards. She had been a member of the Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA) and Sky Warn. Her articles were published in QSL, the amateur radio magazine.

Alice started her genealogy quest while living in Logansport, with her first husband’s DeSoto linage, which ignited a fire within her that later would become a passion. She researched in depth her grandmother’s Lafitte family, with her tireless research living on for generations of Lafittes and DeSotos in countless volumes and photographs. She enjoyed being a part of the Lafitte reunions in Natchitoches Parish, and was proud to be a descendant of that family as well as the Bates family in Haslam.

She was a member of the DeSoto Historical Society, and was a contributing columnist on several occasions to “The DeSoto Plume”. She will always be remembered to have loved the history of this part of the country and wanted to help preserve it.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Carmel Catholic Cemetery in care of St. Josephs Catholic Church; PO Box 760; Mansfield, LA 71052.


07/08/2015

Joseph Daniel Crawford Jr., 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his residence.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later time.

Mr. Crawford was born January 24, 1956 in Mississippi to Joseph Crawford Sr. and Bonnie Strawbridge Crawford.

He is survived by
Sons:
Joseph Hickman of Lufkin
Justin Hickman of Lufkin
Kevin Strawbridge of Mississippi

10 Grandchildren

Sisters:
Sharon Jackson and husband, Barry, of Mississippi
Donna Crawford and husband, Caesar, of Baytown
Sheila Stafford and husband, Mike, of Warren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joseph Crawford Sr. and Bonnie Strawbridge Crawford

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


Lewis E. Williford Sr., 72, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Mr. Williford was born June 5, 1943 in Center to Levi Arvin Williford and Dorothy J. Burns Williford. He served in the United States Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard. He was a member of Longview Masonic Lodge in Longview and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by:

Wife, Porfi Guzman Williford of Center

Children:
Lewis Williford Jr. of Quinlan
Theresa Williford Cobb and husband, Billy Ray Cobb, of Quinlan
Darrell Williford of Porter
Wendy C. Williford and husband, Robert Warren, of Spring
Jayson Guzman and Brandi Gilchrist of Center

Grandchildren: Justin Williford, Joshua Williford, Jason Williford, William Story, Chase Story

Great-Grandchildren: Anthony Lewis Williford, Justin Williford Jr., Atreyu Story, Jaiden Alexander Williford

Sisters and Brother:
Vicki Lynn Thomas of Center
George Williford and wife, Sue, of Center
Dianne Nutt and husband, Jerry, of LaPorte
Diann Walker of Center

Stepmother, Delcie Williford of Center

Aunt, Gladys Moore of Oklahoma

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Clint Williford
Daughter-in-law: Marsha Williford
Parents: Levi Arvin Williford and Dorothy J. Burns Paxton
Brother: Robert Williford

Pallbearers will be Chester Burns Jr., Gregg Burns, Paul Burns, Travis Munsinger, Alejo Rodriguez and Leonardo Guzman.

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


07/06/2015

Dorothy Diane Nail, 73, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Center.

A private interment was held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Miss Nail was born November 7, 1941 in Center to James E. Nail and Hazel Sowell Nail. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Nieces:
Shelia Harris and husband, Roy, of Center
Lisa McAdams and husband, Billy Bob, of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: James E. Nail and Hazel Sowell Nail
Sister: Jimmie Louise Nail Boles

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


07/05/2015

Mr. Garland (Mac) McLeroy, 86, of Timpson, TX passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating. Interment to follow in the County Line Cemetery in Timpson, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. McLeroy was born February 26, 1929, in Dotson, TX. Garland (Mac) was the son of the late Doyle Henry McLeroy and Vesta Sparks McLeroy. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mac enjoyed fishing, gardening and was an avid sports fan. He worked many years for Tipton Ford in Nacogdoches, Texas as a car salesman. Mac also served as a policeman for the City of Nacogdoches for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Opal McLeroy of Timpson, Texas; daughter, Tawnya Dornak and husband Robert of Sugarland, Texas; stepson, Gary Trentelman and wife Neisha of Wylie, Texas; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends who will miss him greatly.

Mr. McLeroy was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Martha Johnson; and step-daughter, Marcia Shaklee.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements..


Marvin Mitchell, 74, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center prior to the funeral service, beginning at 10 a.m.

Mr. Mitchell was born May 20, 1941 in San Augustine County to Lee Mitchell and Ellen Ferguson Mitchell. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Sisters:
Bobbie Scott and husband, J.B., of Center
Patsy Madison of Mississippi

Brother: Robert Mitchell and wife, Nelda, of Lufkin

Special Niece: Kay Green

Former wife and friend: Lynette Vaughn

Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lee Mitchell and Ellen Ferguson Mitchell
Sisters: Doris Bailey, Ruth Shirrell
Brother-in-law: Edward Shirrell

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


Pharon A. Newton, 90, of Center, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015, at Colonial Pines Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin with Rev. Randy Smith officiating.

Pharon was born to Melvin and Alice Newton on March 9, 1925. He went to school at Joaquin High School and then worked at Haslam Sawmill. After his marriage to Oleta and the birth of their daughter, the family moved to High Island, Texas, where he worked for Southwestern Bell. Pharon was also employed by Trinity Valley, Magocobar, and Halliburton for 28 ½ years before he retired in 1986. Pharon was one of six founding families of the First Presbyterian Church of Nederland. After moving to Center, in 1988, Pharon became active in the First United Methodist Church of Joaquin, Texas. He served as a Trustee of the Church Council, was President of the Administrative Board, and was the Honorary Grandpa of the Methodist Youth Group.

He is survived by daughter, Dianna Patterson and her husband, Keith, of Los Angeles, California; grandson, CMDR Douglas Patterson and wife, Chris, of Coronado, California; great-granddaughters, Emily and Amanda of Coronado, California; and brother, Van O. Newton and family of North Carolina.

Pharon was preceded in death by his wife, Oleata; grandson, Randy; his parents; and brother, Woodson.

Pharon’s wisdom, loving nature, smile, and dry sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.

Pallbearers will be CMDR Douglas Patterson, Glenn Gill, Jason Gill, Gene Allen, Barney Moss, Larry Hennigan and Newton Johnson.

Special thanks to Colonial Pines Care Center and Accolade Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to:
American Cancer Society
PO Box 22718
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718

Colonial Pines Care Center in San Augustine
1203 FM 1277
San Augustine, Texas 75972

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


07/04/2015

Mike Bockwich, age 57, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015, at home. He was born February 26, 1958, and raised by his parents, Mike and Nancy Bockwich.

Mike worked as a feed truck driver for Tyson Foods, for over twenty years, and then went to nursing school. Mike worked as a licensed vocational nurse for East Texas Medical Center in Carthage for over 10 years, and touched many lives. He was always fascinated with computers, and held many certifications. He also loved animals, and shared his fondness for dogs with his grandchildren.

Mike is survived by his wife of 32 years, Marion, his son Adam, and his daughter Lucy. He is also survived by his two grandsons and his seventeen year old chihuahua, Yogi.

There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be performed at a later date.

Mike will be greatly missed. The family thanks you for all the condolences they have received, and in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (ASPCA)


Grayson Bryce Floyd, 17 months, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Lone Cedar Church in Joaquin with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Grayson was born February 3, 2014 in Nacogdoches to Robert Floyd and Brandi Gray Floyd. He loved to shadow his big brother and do everything he did.

He is survived by
Parents: Robert Floyd and Brandi Gray Floyd of Joaquin

Big Brother: Urijah Floyd of Joaquin

Grandparents:
Tommy “Scooter” and Sandra Gray of Joaquin
Rhonda Smith of Tenaha
Bobbie Floyd of Joaquin

Great-Grandparents:
Tommy and Jaunell Gray of Joaquin

Aunts:
Tonya Wagstaff and husband, John, of Tenaha
Emily Buckley and husband, Michael, of Huxley

Numerous other relatives

Pallbearers will be J.R. Wagstaff, Hunter Wagstaff, John Wagstaff and Brian Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Thomas and Josh Thomas.

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


07/03/2015

Mr. Donald Lee Fagan of Tenaha, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the age of 79.

Mr. Fagan was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Anson, Texas, to parents Solon Guy Fagan and Mary O. Black Fagan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and also served in the U.S. Navy reserves.

Donald retired from a 35 year career with Lockheed Martin which carried him to many different states as well as countries abroad.

He and his wife Ramona have lived in Shelby County, Texas, for the past several years where he enjoyed being a “gentleman farmer.” Donald also had a great love for hunting and fishing as well as tending his cats. He had a natural music talent and could play almost any instrument he picked up.

His survivors include his wife, Ramona Hudman Fagan of Tenaha, Texas; his brother, Arthur Wayne Fagan and his wife Caroleanne Taggart-Fagan of Dallas, Texas; nieces and nephews, including Keith Hopson of Austin, Texas, Eric Hopson and Kathy Hopson, both of Dallas, Texas; and his mother-in-law, Shirley Hudman of Mineola, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sister, Mildred Hopson, and a brother, Billy Guy Fagan.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Cason Monk-Metcalf’s Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Rev. John McGuire officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Mona suggests memorials be made to the Women’s Shelter of East Texas or similar charities.
Your online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches.


Leo Ronald McBride, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana with Bro. Dean Register officiating, assisted by Rev. Gloria Youngblood and Rev. Bob Rowland. Interment will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. McBride was born January 31, 1938 in Logansport, Louisiana to W.R. McBride and Doris Bell McBride. He was a charter member of the Lions Club in Logansport, Louisiana, a member of Kiwanis Club, the Town Council, Band Boosters, Athletic Boosters, McRamblers and First United Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana, where he served for twenty-five years as Sunday School Superintendent for twenty-five years. Mc loved the outdoors. He was passionate about his farm, known as 6-Mc Farm, where he raised chickens, cows and horses. He had cats and dogs and was always ready for company to come “sit a spell” on his front porch with a cup of coffee. He had a love for his family and was always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors in need. Christmas and Easter family traditions were very important to him and the entire McBride family has kept those tradition alive for seventy-six years.

He is survived by
Wife of 59 years: Margaret McBride of Shelbyville, Texas

Daughters:
Lisa Deutsch of Logansport, Louisiana
Terri Hamon and husband, Johnny, of Logansport, Louisiana
Melanie Woods and husband, Mark, of Logansport, Louisiana
Ronda Guillotte and husband, Kenny, of Logansport, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Monica Cason and husband, Rodger
Colby Deutsch and wife, Erin
Leah Neal and husband, Jonathan
Megan Hanks and husband, Brandon
Cortney Dowden and husband, Michael
Josh Deutsch and wife, Hallie
Paula Rabon and husband, Mat
Betsy Register and husband, Doug
Abbie Woods
Mallory Guillotte
Macy Guillotte

Great-Grandchildren:
Oakley Deutsch, Kyle Deas, Brayden Tyler, Kaylea Neal, Landry Tyler, Ty Paul Neal, Drake Deutsch, Maddy Deutsch, Keaton Cason, Ace Deutsch, Gavin Deutsch, John Case Rabon, King Shepherd Jones, Preslea Rabon, Greyson Deutsch, Rowan Hanks

Twin Brother: Donald McBride and wife, Judy, of Burleson, Texas

Sister: Betsy Garrett and husband, John, of Bastrop, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: W.R. McBride and Doris Bell McBride

Pallbearers will be Colby Deutsch, Josh Deutsch, Trent McBride, Byron McBride, Greg Garrett and Cade McBride. Honorary pallbearers will be Porter Dowling, Ken Hendrickson, Bobby McWilliams, Allen Riley, Bryant Kolb and Dwight Hill.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to HeartsWay Hospice of Carthage for their loving, tender care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana or to a charity of your choice.

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


Dorothy Mae Biggers Moore, age 67, of San Augustine, Texas. Ms. Moore passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service
Monday, July 6, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Rev. George Cartwright, Eulogist
Final Viewing Prior to Service from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Church
Interment Haley Bush Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas

Visitation
Sunday, July 5, 2015
12:00 noon until 7:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel

Survivors
Daughters
Doranesia Shelvin and Husband, Rev. Donald R. Shelvin Sr. of Humble, Texas
Chemetri Johnson of San Augustine, Texas
Sharon Johnson of San Augustine, Texas

Sons
Erick Johnson and wife, Billie Johnson of San Augustine, Texas
Rev. Christopher Moore of Houston, Texas

Granddaughter - Tiffany Nelson of Kingwood, Texas

Grandson - Rev. Bradley Hale and wife, Caprice Hale of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister - Willie Faye Garrett of San Augustine, Texas

Brothers
Alton Biggers of San Augustine, Texas
Lon L. Biggers and wife, Mae Pearl Biggers of Missouri City, Texas
Leroy Biggers and wife, Gwen Biggers of Tyler, Texas

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

Funeral services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary


06/30/2015

Margaret Dehart, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Ashdown, Arkansas.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 22, 1932 in Louisiana to Alton and Ida Bruce.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Alton and Ida Bruce, Husband, Gerald Ray Dehart, Daughter, Donna Robison Patski and Sister-in-law, Jean Minor

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Cynthia Robison of Rocksprings
Sons:
Victor Robinson of Conroe
David Robison
5 Grandchildren
5 Great Grandchildren

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


Willie Earl Moore, age 78, of the East Liberty Community passed away Sunday evening, June 28, 2015 at his residence. Visitation will be held all day Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 12noon on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at East Liberty Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Rather Cemetery Shelbyville, Texas with Pastor Curtis Archie officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Mae Ella Moore of Center

Sons:
Willie Charles (Gloria) McCowin of Detroit, Michigan
Jimmy Wayne Williams of Lufkin

Daughters:
Debra Deason of Lufkin
Sheron (John) Anthony of Center
Lynn (Desmond) Tolbert of Lufkin
Tammy (Christopher) Galbway of Lufkin

16 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Zebedee (Lula) Moore, Jr. of Center
Mervin G. Moore of Center
R.L. Moore of Center
Robert Moore of Center
Carl (Dazella) Moore of Houston

Sisters:
Lou Byndom of Center
Queen Garrett of Center

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


Glen Earl Morris, 77, of Hemphill, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 3, 1937 in Hemphill to George Edward and Pearl Ruth ( McDaniel) Morris. He attended Lamar College. He worked for a Ford Dealership for many years in management and ownership.

He is survived by:
Brother:
James Edward Morris of Nevada
Cousin:
Dorothy “Sunny” Dent of Milam


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


06/29/2015

Travis Warren Chandler, 79, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. Jeremy Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.

Mr. Chandler was born January 24, 1936 in Garrison to W.C. Dock Chandler and Opal Rousseau Chandler. He loved to work on his antique cars, but most especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by
Wife of 58 years: Laverne Chandler

Children:
Terry Chandler and wife, Susan
Sherry Cranford and husband, Joey
Jerry Chandler and wife, Pam

Grandchildren:
Chelsey Brewer and husband, Heath
John Cranford and wife, Britney
Wes Chandler and wife, Tiffani
Allison O’Connor and husband, Corey
Nash Chandler and wife, Melissa
Jared Chandler
Teryn Chandler
Eli Chandler

Great-Grandchildren:
Luccasey Brewer
Jace Chandler
Maveryk Cranford
Conley Brewer
Payton O’Connor
Cabela Brewer

Mother: Opal Chandler

Brother: Joe Chandler and wife, Myke

Sisters:
Juanita Mahan
Martha Harvey and husband, Malcolm
Mary Spratt and husband, Ron

Pallbearers will be Wes Chandler, John Cranford, Nash Chandler, Jared Chandler, Heath Brewer, Corey O’Connor and Eli Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be Luccasey Brewer, Jace Chander, Ron Freeland, George Muckleroy, Ronnie Stanaland, Roy May, Jerome Hale, Angel Castro, Matthew Stultz and Howard Stokes.

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


Olga Mae Adams, 97, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Ms. Adams was born April 3, 1918 in Center to Louis M. Livingston and Della C. Abbott Livingston. She was a member of First Christian Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son: Jimmy W. Adams of Center

Grandchildren:
Greg Adams of Colmesneil
Susan Adams of Fort Worth
Michael Collins of Shelbyville
Lisa Collins Corbell of Longview
Angela Cox of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Great-Grandchildren:
Matthew Adams of Colmesneil
Shauna Sanford of Center
Nicole Bush of Center
Natalia Prescott of Fort Worth
Courtney Corbell Casey of Ingleside
Leslie Corbell Sonnier of Diana
Tory Rogers of New Braunfels
Jessica Cox Price of New Braunfels
Adam Cox of Center

A number of Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Linda Clifton of Nacogdoches
Joy Jones of Shelbyville
Diane Jones of Center
Pauline Brittain of Aster, Colorado
Gloria Fleming of Conroe

Brothers:
Sam Livingston of Nacogdoches
Bill Livingston of Center

Preceded in death by
Husband: Hugh Adams
Daughter: Betty June Collins
Son: Joe Adams
Sisters: Ima Jean Bush, Pat Schorer
Brothers: Audra Livingston, Aubra Livingston, Jim Livingston

Pallbearers will be Greg Adams, Matthew Adams, Adam Cox, Michael Collins, Josh Price and David Sanford.

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


Cynthia (Sue,Cindy) Jeanette Weaver Traxler, 76, of the Neuville Community, Center, Texas, went to be with her heavenly Father Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Bryd officiating. Burial will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born September 14, 1938 in Logansport, LA to Delmar Jay Weaver and Hazel (Lewis) Weaver. Mrs. Traxler retired from Ferrell’s Veterinary Clinic in Silsbee, Texas after 25 years of service. There she learned to give large and small animals shots, draw blood and do lab tests. She was Past Matron of Silsbee Order of the Eastern Star for 2 years. She was active in Neuville Baptist Church, serving as teacher, W.M.U. treasurer, church treasurer and editor of the church bulletin.

When she and Lonnie moved to East Texas in 2001, all 3 of their children followed and live within a 3 mile radius of them. She was a very outgoing person and loved life, as her choice of songs will show. She never met a stranger and loved to travel.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Delmar J. Weaver, Hazel Weaver Thompson and Step-father, Marshall Thompson.

She is survived by:
Husband of 60 years:
Lonnie Traxler, Sr. of Center

Children:
Lonnie Traxler, Jr. & wife, Robin of Center
Lyndia (Lindy) & husband, Marvin Oliver of Center
Cathy & Husband, Bobby Halbert of Center

Grandchildren:
Stefanie Little & husband, Mike, Eric Traxler & wife, Amber, Philip Traxler, Jessica Smith & James Pounders, Hannah Johnson, Ian Moore, Isaac Traxler, Jesse Traxler,
Sarah Traxler, Katie Traxler & Ila Traxler

Great-Grandchildren:
Shannon Little, Erienne Pounders & Erika Pounders

Numerous Step Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Virginia (Jud) Campbell, Delma (Dee) Strickland

Brother: Delmar (Bubba) J. Weaver & wife, Jane

Uncle: Eddie (Nub) Weaver

Numerous Nieces & Nephews from both the Traxler and Weaver sides of the family and many friends

She also leaves behind a very loving and supportive church family.
Sisters-in-law: Audrey Hall & husband, Dearl, Lillie McClusky & husband, Billy, Ila B. Traxler

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

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


06/28/2015

Brooksie A. McGee, 93, of Montgomery, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Ms. McGee was born July 5, 1921 in Shelby County to Ezekiel Patterson Anthony and Vada Lee Bradshaw Anthony. She worked at South Main Bank in Houston. Ms. McGee was of the Church of Christ faith.

She is survived by
Brother-in-law: E.A. Tomlin of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
Becky Sparks of Oklahoma
Peggy Johnson and husband, Johnny, of Montgomery
Mickey Sample of Center
Tina Williams and husband, Clark, of Center
Janie Graves and husband, Delbert, of Center
Pete Andrews and wife, Beth, of Center
Russell Andrews of Center
Danny Tomlin and wife, Barbara, of Center
Diane Tomlin of Nacogdoches
Kathy Hagan of Nacogdoches
Jim Tomlin and wife, Cathy, of Center
Jannett Bonner and husband, Randy, of Joaquin
Paula Spann and husband, Chuck, of Center
Frankie Anthony and wife, Valerie, of Center
Mark Anthony of Denton
Mitchell Anthony and wife, Sonya, of Center
LaResa Livingston of Denton

Special-Great Niece: Julie Clements and husband, Matt, of Spring

Great-Nephew: Micah Oberg and wife, Sadie, of Montgomery

Special Great-Great-Nieces and Nephews:
Addison, Brooklynn, Jansen

Preceded in death by
Husband: James McGee

Parents: Ezekiel Patterson Anthony and Vada Lee Bradshaw Anthony
Sisters: Ardell Sample, Bernice Andrews, Maxine Tomlin
Brother: Grover Anthony
Sister-in-law: Arabelle Anthony
Brothers-in-law: W.W. Sample, Talvis Andrews
Nieces and Nephews: Joyce Malone, Shorty Andrews, Larry Sparks

Pallbearers will be Frankie Anthony, Mark Anthony, Mitchell Anthony, Micah Oberg, Pete Andrews and Russell Andrews.

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


06/26/2015

Gwyn Hale Cockrell “Ms. Gwyn”, 75, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Larry Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

Ms. Gwyn was born December 25, 1939 in Lubbock to Jessie D. Hale and Ruby Fay Fritz Hale. She enjoyed Country & Western singing and antiquing. Ms. Gwyn dearly loved her family.

She is survived by
Children:
David Rutherford and wife, Penny, of Deville, Louisiana
Jeff Rutherford and wife, Lisa, of Louisville
Jessie Rutherford and wife, Jennifer, of Frankston
Lori Riggs and Jerry Roth of Tenaha
Gina Marshall and Robert Bush of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Soto and husband, Ruben; Crystal Hass; Dean Halford; Casey Adair and wife, Mianna; Colby Adair; Jessica Marshall; Michael Marshall and wife, Terri; Andrew; Heidi; Travis; Johnny; Leann; Brandi; Lacy; Tina; Jesse; Penny; Jeffrey; Macie; Cody; Cassie; Jaxon Paul.

Great-Grandchildren:
Dylan, Cody, Trenton, Brandon, Dixie, Haley, Chesney, Kylie, Jordan, Joshua, Jace, Cooper, Ethan, Jalyn, Dillon, Zack, Kaden, Brooke.

Preceded in death by
Husband: LB Cockrell
Grandson: James Ruston Hass
Parents: Jessie D. Hale and Ruby Fay Fritz Hale

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


Helen Blanche Summers, 95, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2015, in Garrison, Texas. Helen was born on October 10, 1919 to her parents, Thomas Eugene Moore and Sally Sawyer.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00-12:00 AM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. Funeral services will be immediately following at 12:00 PM. with Brother Nolan Ritchie and Brother Cliff Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Heights Cemetery, Mt. Enterprise, Texas.

Helen grew up in Fountain Hill, Arkansas where she attended high school. She met Frank Summers in Hamburg, Arkansas and they married on December 24, 1938, enjoying 70 years of marriage. Helen will be remembered by her children and grandchildren as loving to play games. Every time there was a gathering, Helen wanted to play games; Phase 10 being her favorite. She was also an accomplished singer, singing specials at church on many occasions. Until her health prevented her attendance, Helen was active in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Timpson.

Helen is survived by her sons, Jerry Summers and his wife, Cindy and Dale Summers and his wife, Cass; her daughter-in-law Joyce Summers; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank; her parents; son, Earl Eugene Summers; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Pallbearers for Helen will be Brad Roy, Jeremy Summers, DeWayne Pace, Colton Casey, and Sid Harris.
The Summers family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas. To offer your condolences or sign an online register, please visit taylorfh.net.


06/25/2015

Louise Waller, 84, a lifetime resident of Center, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Arkansas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Waller was born April 7, 1931 in San Augustine to Adolph Yarbrough and Annie Mae Eddings Yarbrough. She was blessed with five children, whom she loved dearly. Ms. Waller was not only a devoted mother to her children, she was also a friend, a confidante, a fan, an advisor and so much more. She was also known as “MaMaw”, “Ammaw”, “Aunt Ease”, “Ease”, “Edith”, “Jimmie Lou”, “Sweet MaMah”, “Mama”, “Maw” and “Sweet Little Mama.” In her spare time, Ms. Waller enjoyed quilting. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Children:
Annie Fisher and husband, Dean, of Bonnerdale, Arkansas
Melvin Waller of Center
Thomas Waller and wife, Brenda, of Center
Kathy Hagler and husband, Jimmy, of Center
Omie Hagler and husband, Travis, of Vidor

Grandchildren: Nicole Styles, David Brittain, Brian Adams, Heath Hagler, Chris Adams, Josh Waller, Joel Waller, Stephanie Waller, Lisa Teel, Glynn Hagler, Kim Hagler

Great-Grandchildren: Justin Brittain, Lauren Styles, Kaitlyn Adams, Aidan Hagler, Anna Hagler, Katie Waller, Pierson Waller, Sarah Waller, Savannah Waller, Haleigh Smith, Alexis Adams, Cody Brittain, Elaina Adams, Tyler Hagler, Clarissa Hagler, Shanice Hagler, Kinleigh Downs, Jordan Downs

Siblings: Leonard, Mary, Eunice, Sue, James, Linda Ann, Porter, Margaret, Annette, Carl, Roy, Troy

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:
Husband, Arthur Waller
Daughter, Beth O’Donnell
Son-in-law, Mike O’Donnell
Siblings: Elton, Frank, Maurine, Welton, Lucy, Donald, Ray

Pallbearers will be David Brittain, Brian Adams, Glynn Hagler, Heath Hagler, Aidan Hagler, Justin Brittain, Chris Adams, Josh Waller and Joel Waller. Honorary pallbearers will be Ms. Waller’s granddaughters and great granddaughters.

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


06/24/2015

Mary Jane Goings, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Mike Mahalack officiating. Private interment will held at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Ms. Goings was born April 7, 1923 in Jasper County to Frank Chambliss and Eva Bonner Chambliss. She loved crafts and especially enjoyed sewing. She was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
LaRetta Dean of Shelbyville
Brenda Doster of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Robert Vaughn and wife, Barbara, of Shelbyville
Chris Vaughn and wife, Melody, of Shelbyville
Tinka Saintignan and husband, Mark, of Nacogdoches

Great-Grandchildren:
Kasey Giancaspro and husband, Joe, of Connecticut
Randy Vaughn and wife, Alicia, of Shelbyville
Corey Vaughn of Connecticut
Ryon Vaughn and wife, Rachel of Nacogdoches
Dexter Vaughn of Shelbyville
Jessie Saintignan of Nacogdoches
Austin Vaughn of Shelbyville
Lillie Saintignan of Nacogdoches

Step Great-Grandchildren:
Corey Ivey and wife, Megan, of San Augustine
Carrie Speed and husband, John, of Pollok

Great-Great-Grandchild:
Tori Lynn Giancaspro of Connecticut

Sister:
Willie Mae Snider of Houston

Brothers:
Frank Chambliss and wife, Janette, of Houston
Jim Chambliss and wife, Faye, of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:

Husband: Denver Goings
Parents: Frank Chambliss and Eva Bonner Chambliss
Brothers: Steve Chambliss, “Popeye” Chambliss, Hobert Chambliss

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


Graveside services for Wanda Conway, 89, of Kilgore will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at Ramah Cemetery in Teneha, Texas with Rev. Scott Brown officiating. Mrs. Conway passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Kilgore.

Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.

Wanda was born on November 8, 1925 in Lambertville, Michigan to the late Carl and Edith Shoup. Mrs. Conway has resided in Kilgore since 1986 and is a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was life member of the VFW Auxiliary and past president of the VFW Post 6524 in Kilgore. Wanda worked as a automatic operator for Western Union from 1943 until 1945. She enjoyed reading, playing the piano and spending time with her family. Mrs. Conway was loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will truly be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Conway; son, Jimmy Lee Teel; four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by:

Son, Danny Teel of Nacogdoches, Texas

Daughters
Peni Andrews of Venus, Texas
Sandy Smith of Glen Rose, Texas

Grandchildren: Dan Howard, Marie Hobson, Carlyle “C.J.” Teel, Monty Smith and Cody Smith

Great-Grandchildren: Mark Howard, Luke Howard, Christian Hobson, Lily Sartain, Saylor Smith and Stryder Smith

Step-daughter, Connie Conway of Topeka, Kansas

Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Ramah Cemetery P.O. Box 204, Tenaha, Texas 75794

Please leave online condolences at www.raderfuneralhome.com


06/23/2015

Tommy Lloyd Bailey, 51, of Broaddus, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Glenn Middleton officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Bailey was born October 15, 1963 in California to Billy Bailey and Margaret Busby Bailey. He was a member of Madison Masonic Lodge #126 in Orange, Powelltown Volunteer Fire Department in Broaddus, where he served as Fire Chief and Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus, where he served as a Deacon. Mr. Bailey was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a very generous man, a leader in his community, a hero to many and a friend to all.

He is survived by
Wife: Bambi Bailey of Broaddus

Sons:
Scott Bailey and wife, Tina, of Broaddus
Derik Lanicek of Anderson
Rusty Lanicek and wife, Laila, of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
James Bailey and wife, Charnea, of Batson
Josh Bailey and wife, Megan, of Silsbee

Daughter: Samantha Cardenas and husband, Estefano, of Orange

Grandchildren:
Cheyanne
Cailey
Skylar
Christopher
Jacey
Scarlett
Jayden
Elaina
Damion
Tommy
Kirstyn
Joshua
Ayden
Avaleigh

Mother: Margaret Balli and husband, Amado, of Alabama

Brothers & Sisters:
Dusty Fenner
Danny Bailey
Tina Sample
Tony Bailey and wife, Debbie
Sarah Bergeven and husband, Noel
Nora Gore and husband, Bubba
Ken Brand and wife, Terisa
Trish Jowell and husband, Kent
JR Balli
Bell Mach
Albert Balli
Anthony Balli
Adam Balli

Father-in-law, whom he referred to as “Dad”: Sam Porter

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandchild: Hailey May Bailey
Father: Billy Bailey
Sister: B J Bailey
Sister-in-law: Teresa Brand
Brothers-in-law: Butch Fenner, Darryl Porter
Mother-in-law: Sandra Porter
Niece: Heather Wilson

Pallbearers will be Scott Bailey, Derik Lanicek, Rusty Lanicek, James Bailey, Josh Bailey and Estefano Cardenas.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who has shown such amazing care and compassion to them during this difficult time.

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


06/22/2015

Vianey Valdez, 34, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Pastor Valencia officiating. Visitation will begin Monday evening at 5:00 p.m. at the Templo Principe de Paz.

She was born January 28, 1981 in Mexico to Tomas F. Aguilar and Luz Carmen Aguilar. She was a member of the Templo Principe de Paz.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Luis Valdez of Center

Sons:
Kylan and Korey Dustin Valdez

Father & Mother:
Tomas F. Aguilar & Luz Carmen Aguilar

Sisters & Brothers:
Jorge Armando Aguilar
Leidy Aguilar
Yuliana Aguilar
Sabdiel Aguilar
Britliana Aguilar

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


Louise Hall, 86, died June 18, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Corinth Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way.

She is survived by:

Husband, Robert Freeman of San Angelo

Daughters:
Virginia Willis of Silsbee, TX
Nita Tucker of Conway, AR
Brenda Henley of Fairbanks, AK
Betty Fullerton of Conway, AR

Brothers
E.F. Hudgins of Votaw, TX
Frank Hudgins of Palastine, TX

Sisters: Clara Middleton and Margie Star and Barbara Coggin of San Antonio.


06/21/2015

Mr. Johnny Lee Morris, 86, of Center passed away Thursday morning, June 18, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center. Services for Mr. Morris will be Monday morning, June 22, 2015 at Triumph Church in Center, TX.. A wake will be held Sunday evening, June 21, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be at Westview Cemetery in Center, TX with Bishop Howard Cloudy officiating.

Survivors include:

Daughters:
Doris (Charles) Netherly of Center, TX
Vivian (Jessie) Watts of Center, TX
Jena Williams of Humble, TX
Tammy (Ben) Small of Center, TX

Son: Robert (Alise) Moore

27 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren

Sister: LaTina Morris Foster of California

Brother: Don Morris of Oregon


06/19/2015

Jack Evert Bush, 81, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 in Carthage.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, June 22, 2015 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Mr. Bush was born November 17, 1933 in Tenaha to Evert William Bush and Bertie Lee Davis Bush. He retired from the Texas Department of Transportation, where he worked as an engineer. Mr. Bush was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Emma Loyce Harrison Bush of Tenaha

Granddaughters:
Andrea Prichard and husband, Johnny, of Huffman
Marsha Bowden of Houston
Tammy Bowden of Crosby

Great-Grandchildren:
Ashlyn Prichard of Huffman
Emily Prichard of Huffman

Son-in-law: Jerry Bowden of Crosby

Numerous cousins, other relatives and a host of friends

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Susan Bowden
Parents: Evert William Bush and Bertie Lee Davis Bush
Brother: Roy Bush
In-laws: Doyle and Era Harrison
Sisters-in-law: Sarah Smith, Louise Melton

“And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” –John 16:22

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


06/18/2015

Gladys O. Hardy, 90, of Nacogdoches passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, in Nacogdoches. Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 4:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Park with Ozay Ford officiating. She was born on April 15, 1925.

Services under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.


MSGT Dwynne Dale Gray, 60, of Center, Texas died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God In Christ, 908 Daniels Street, Center, Texas 75935, at 2:00pm. Elder Datron Dock will be officiating.

Dwynne Dale Gray was proceeded in death by his parents Irene Dock and Jessie Gray, Jr and his brother Michael Dock.

Mr. Gray’s survivors are:
Wife: Jennifer Gray of the Philippines
Son: Steven Gray of Ft. Worth, Texas
Daughter: Ashley Gray of San Francisco, California
Brothers: Johnny (Nancy) Gray of Center, Texas & Daryl Gray of Tyler
Sisters: Romona (Arnet) Boyd & Felicia (Marlon) Cloudy of Center, Texas
Grandchildren: Kevin and Chad Gray
Visitation will Friday, June 19, 2015 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6pm-8pm
Military Burial Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935


06/17/2015

Wesley Ryder Griffin, 13 days old was placed in the gentle arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday morning June15,2015. Wesley was born in the Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. He has lived his life with his Mama and Daddy in the Gravel Hill community near Hemphill.

He is survived by his parents Wesley and Shelby Impson Griffin

Grandparents:
Angela Whitton of Joaquin
Donald Griffin and his wife Kellie of Pineland
Veronica White and her husband Kevin of the Gravelhill community
Kevin Impson and his wife Debbie of Hemphill,

Great-Grandparents:
Jenny and Donny Impson of Hemphill
Wanda Sowell of Jasper
James " Bat" Sowell of San Augustine
Carrie Jane Griffin of San Augustine
Ray and Eileen Griffin of San Augustine
David Whitton of Joaquin,
Kathleen White of Gravelhill

Great-Great-Grandmother Melba Rich of Hemphill

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Family Friends

He was preceded in death by His Great Grandmother Peggy Dawson Whitton

Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 8:00PM, Thursday, June 18, 2015, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas. Funeral service will be at 11:00AM, Friday, June 19, 2015, in the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in the Gravelhill community. Burial will follow in the Gravelhill Cemetery.


06/16/2015

Mrs. Etta Mae White, 96, of East Liberty Community passed away Friday Evening, June 12th at the Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Tx.

Services for Mrs. White will be held Friday, June 19th at Center Triumph Church in Center, Texas starting at 1pm with interment to follow at Rahter Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. Bishop Roosevelt Swindle will be officiating the services. There will be a wake Thursday night at Community Funeral Home from 7-9pm.

Mrs White is survived by:

Daughters:
Mae Ella (Willie Earl) Moore of Center, Texas, Rose (Jessie) McDaniel of Mansfield, Louisiana, Mae Alice (Charles Ray) Walker of Center, Texas

Son:
Charles Ester (Nita) White of Center, Texas

15 Grandchildren, 37 Great-Grandchildren, and 10 Great-Great-Grandchildren

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


06/15/2015

John Carroll Elliott was born July 19, 1944 in Timpson, Texas to John Sebern and Tommie (King) Elliott. He entered into rest on June 15, 2015 in Pearland, Texas

Service will be Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 9:00 am at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at the Caledonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:00 to 8:00 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.

Survivors:

Wife, Annie Elizabeth Elliott of Pearland, Texas

Sons:
Michael Douglas Elliott and wife Michele of Alvin, Texas
Marty Elliott and wife Dee of Garrison, Texas
Richie Reading of Pearland, Texas

Daughter, Karen Davis and husband Keith of Weatherford, Texas

Grandchildren: Pamela Townsley, Jenniffer Elliott, Courtney Elliott, Candice Elliott, John Michael Elliott, Ashley Cif, Christy Blaylock Cheyanne Davis

Sister, Lee Ruth Weldon and husband Doyle

Brother, Joe Elliott and wife Liz

Several Great-Grandchildren

Host of other relatives and friends

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


Dana Elizabeth (Cole) Lightsey, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until service time at First Baptist Church. Graveside Service will be 10am Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Madisonville City Cemetery in Madisonville, Texas.

She was born August 12, 1925 in Mecca, Texas to Daniel Webster Cole and Annie Elizabeth (Lang) Cole. She and her family moved to Center in February 1957. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center since 1957 where she was active in the choir. She worked for Dad & Lads in Center for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dan & Annie Cole, Husband, John W. Lightsey, Sister, Blanche Fannin, Brothers, A.D. “Buck” Cole and Boyce Gene Cole, Son-in-law, Royce Alford and Daughter-in-law, Linda Lightsey.

She is survived by:

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Mike & Mary Ann Lightsey of Crockett

Daughter:
Patricia Alford of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Shane Lightsey & wife, Cindy of Pennington
Jason Lightsey of Huntsville
Amanda Murphy & husband, Matt of Wylie
Lori Smith of Trinity
Allison Cunningham & husband, Jason of Coral Springs, FL

Great-Grandchildren:
Megan Lightsey, Ashley Lightsey, Haley Beth Lightsey,
Cole & Sadie Murphy, Hunter Smith,
Adiah & Ava Cunningham

Great-Great-Grandchildren:
Paisley & Alex
Sister-in-laws:
Ann Cole of Plano
Ann Lightsey of Lufkin

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


06/12/2015

Edythe Leigh Ratcliff Davidson (Edie Wee) age 59, of Logansport, LA, passed away May 3, 2015 in Bossier City, LA following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on June 20, 2015 at Mims Springs Baptist Church, 1227 HWY 764, Logansport LA.

Edie Wee was born in Mansfield LA, on October 24, 1955, to Thomas W. and Aileen Pyle Ratcliff. She was a member of Mims Springs Baptist Church. She recently moved home to Logansport after residing in Missouri several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronnie Ratcliff. Left to cherish her memory is her son Chad Ratcliff and wife Tina of El Paso, AR, sisters Gwen Ratcliff Truitt and husband Don of Logansport, Tempie Ratcliff Bush and husband Keith of Bossier City, special grandson Tanner and his Mom, Chris Marshall of Missouri, granddaughter Brooke Davis and great granddaughter Lilly, by several nieces and nephews, many loving cousins, and friends. We will all miss her smile and big personality!

The family would like to thank the Drs. and nurses at DeSoto Regional in Mansfield, and Cornerstone Hospital in Bossier City for their care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Cool Springs Cemetery upkeep fund at 4534 State Line Rd, Logansport La 71049, or charity of choice.


06/08/2015

Ruth Lister, (82) of Shelbyville, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Stallings Court Nursing Facility in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services for Mrs. Lister will be Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00pm.

Mrs. Lister's funeral will be at Todd Spring Baptist Church with burial to follow at McWilliams Cemetery in the Todd Springs community on Sunday. The visitation will be Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 12 noon at Hicks Chapel. Rev. Wilbert Simmons will be officiating.

Her survivors are:

Daughter: Rachel and husband (Elder Willie Johnson) of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister: LaMerle Yarbrough of Timpson, Texas

Grandchildren: Justin (Vinci) Barnes, Johnathan Barnes, Jeanene Barnes, and Equella Malone

(35) Great-grandchildren

(11) Great-great grandchildren

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King, Center, Texas.


Berline McCoy “Annie” Malone, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Service will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 12:00 noon at China Chapel Baptist Church with interment at Redland Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating. View will be held Friday, June 12, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors:

Sons:
Lewis Malone (Doris) of San Augustine, Texas
Charles Darrin Malone of San Augustine, Texas
Clifford Tyrone Malone (Tasha) of Shreveport, LA
Winfred Watts (Betty) of Lufkin, Texas

Daughters:
Fannie Jean Holman (Daniel) of San Augustine, Texas
Darlene Jones (Earl) of Tyler, Texas

8 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Jerry McCoy (Patricia) of Dallas, Texas
James McCoy of Lufkin, Texas

Sister, Doris Jean Swindle of San Augustine, Texas

AS well as a host of niece, nephews other relatives and friends.

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary.


Burlene Moore Cardwell Anderson, 99, of Timpson passed away Friday, May 30, 2015 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison, Nacogdoches county, Texas. It was her wishes to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Born September 7, 1915 in the Henning community, near Garrison, Nacogdoches county, Texas to Eugene Graham Moore and Leola Davis Moore. Burlene was the sixth of eight children born to these parents.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Timpson, Blair Garden Club, and Blair Community Quilters. She enjoyed raising beautiful flowers in her yard, reading, and being with family and friends.

Survivors include grandsons: Gordon Thomas Garrett and wife Donna, John Cardwell Garrett and wife Lea. Six great-grandchildren: Sean, Sharon, J.C., Kaylon, Jan Leigh, and Joseph, and several great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Carl A. Anderson, daughter, Jo Ann Cardwell Garrett, grandson, Joseph Wayne Garrett, two brothers, Buddy and Gaston Moore and five sisters, Clara Stone, Maude Brooks, Ruby Cleveland, Juanita Wallace, and Etoula Watson.

Taylor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


Jeremy Thomas Peek Jr., infant son of Jeremy Peek and Jessica Selph, passed away June 7, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

He is survived by
Parents: Jeremy Peek and Jessica Selph of Shelbyville

Grandparents: John and Georgia Peek of Huxley

Uncles:
John Peek Jr. and Deborah Brown of Joaquin
Bobby Peek and wife, Kim, of Arkansas

Numerous other relatives

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


06/07/2015

Odelle Lister Coleman, 88, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at her home. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11th at Union Baptist Church, 1601 SW Charles W. Whitlow Avenue in Lawton, Oklahoma. Dr. C. W. Whitlow, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Post Cemetery at Fort Sill.

A wake will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 10th in the Chapel of Howard-Harris Funeral Services, 1005 SW C Avenue. Viewing will be from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Coleman was born July 25, 1926, in the Todd Spring Community of Shelby County, Texas, to Willie Elzie Lister, Sr. and Dolena Chumley Lister. She was the second of six children. She attended the public schools of Center, Texas, and graduated from C.H. Daniels High School with further studies at the College of Cosmetology in Tyler, Texas. She worked for several years at Toombs Beauty Shop in Center. She retired as a licensed beautician in the early 1970s.

She married her husband of 61 years, Booker G. Coleman, on September. 6, 1953. This union was blessed with two children, Anita and Steven. A military wife, Odelle traveled extensively with her husband.

Early in life, she was united with and was baptized at Todd Spring Baptist Church in Shelby County, Texas. Having moved to Lawton in the early 1960s, Odelle united with Union Baptist Church where she served as chair of the Decorations Committee and a member of the Culinary Committee. She enjoyed serving meals and decorating the church for special events and holidays. She also was a member of the Women's Missionary Union (WMU), and remained faithful until her health no longer permitted her to serve in these ministries which she so loved.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Booker G. Coleman, of the home; three children: Anita R. Scott and son-in-law Col. Will Scott Jr. of Lawton; Steven R. Coleman and wife Debra of Rowlett, Texas and Gilford B. Coleman and wife Ida of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren: Cicretia N. Lusk, Katrina R. Scott, William D. Scott, III, Elise Coleman and Scott Coleman; a great-grandson, Harrison Coleman; two sisters-in-law: Norma Lister and Joy Etta Lister of Center, Texas; and many nephews, nieces and supportive friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Rubye L. Biggers and four brothers: James O. Lister, Willie E. Lister, Jr., Vinnie S. Lister and Clyde H. Lister, Sr.

Services under the direction of Hicks Mortuary and Howard-Harris Funeral Services.


Kathleen Taylor, 85, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday,June 8, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX with Pastor Carla Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 9:30-11:00, AM, Monday, June, 8, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born March 12, 1930, in Nacogdoches, TX, to the parents, Herman Angus Byrd Moore and Odessa Winder Moore. She grew up in the community of Garrison, TX where she graduated from Garrison High School. Kathleen furthered her education by attending Stephen F. Austin State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Homemaking and launching her career as a teacher. She enjoyed traveling and most of all being around her grandchildren. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Tom Taylor and wife Nancy G. of Prattville, Ala.; grandchildren, Elaine T. Beach and husband Matt of Columbia, MO and Allison G. Taylor of Denver, CO.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen Taylor was preceded in death by husband Thomas E. “Ted” Taylor and son, Clayton Moore Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 312 Austin Street,Timpson, TX 75975.

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


Jose Benedicto Beatriz, age 58, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at his home in Tenaha.

Services will be 11 am Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Francisco Araujo officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.

Jose Benedicto Beatriz was born April 27, 1957 in San Miguel, El Salvador to parents,
Cayetano Flores & Julia Beatriz. He worked for Tyson Foods in Carthage.

He is survived by:
Wife, Martha Beatriz of Tenaha
Son, Gary Beatriz & wife, Crystal of Tenaha
Daughter: Ava Beatriz & husband, Alexander Caporali of Chireno
Son: William Mendoza & wife, Sylvia Gonzalez
Daughter: Flor Mendoza & husband, Jubert Segovia

Grandchildren:
Jayden & Julia Beatriz of Tenaha
Benedicto Beatriz
Elsi, Andrea & Matthew Caporali
Isela Segovia, Mark Segovia, Dalinda Segovia, Rodrigo Lezcano, Bryan Mendoza & Cristian Mendoza

Brothers & Sisters:
Delia Beatriz, Edith Beatriz, Alcides Beatriz, Sigfredo Beatriz & Cayetano Beatriz

Pallbearers:
Norberto Musico, Chad McCormick, Evanan Beatriz, Jose Manuel Beatriz, Beto Portillo & Manfredy Jose Beatriz
Honorary Pallbearers:
Gary Beatriz, Jayden Beatriz, William Mendoza, Rodrigo Lezcano, Bryan Mendoza, Cristian Mendoza,
Alexander Caporali, Benedicto Beatriz, Matthew Caporali, Mark Segovia & Hubert Segovia

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


06/06/2015

Bradie C. Bewton, Jr., 64, of Joaquin, passed away June 5, 2015 in Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. J.C. Lewis and Bro. David Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Brewton was born July 15, 1950 in Foley, Alabama to Bradie C. Brewton, Sr. and Dora Peacock Brewton. He loved fishing, gardening, working in his yard and spending time with his wife of forty-five years and his precious grandchildren. He was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by
Wife: Kay Brewton of Joaquin

Children:
Katherine Matlock and husband, Shane, of Marshall
Nick Brewton and wife, Melissa, of Kopperl
Amanda Kay Rohrbaugh and husband, Doug, of Marshall
Melinda Hatcher and husband, Marshall, of Stanley, Louisiana
Maranda Brewton of Marshall

Brothers:
John Brewton and wife, Bernice, of Bon Secour, Alabama
Woody Brewton and wife, Rena, of Foley, Alabama

Grandchildren: Chase, Aspen, Kaitlyn, Monty, Max, Sterling, Brayden, Reagan, Triston, Braydon, Katie, Dillon, Levi, Emma, Lovena, and Taylor

Five Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Bradie C. Brewton, Sr. and Dora Peacock Brewton
Great Granddaughter: Drew Melody Young
Sister: Betty Hinson
Brother: James Brewton (BoJo)

Pallbearers will be Randy Bonner, Chance David, Tommy Spurlock, Randy Dickerson, Stephen Ewing and Gordon Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Dickerson, Kenneth Dickerson, Mike Dickerson, Chase Brewton, Sterling Waldon, Brayden Waldon and Dillon Young.

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


06/04/2015

Bernice “Buncy” McDonald, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Ms. McDonald was born September 14, 1923 in Jasper to Larkin C. Eddins and Hattie Tatum Eddins. She attended East Hamilton Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

She is survived by
Daughter: Ann Foster of Fort Worth

Son-in-law: Richard Tobey of Fort Worth

Six Grandchildren

Eight Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

Brother-in-law: Raymond McDonald of Boyd

Sister-in-law:
Dorothy Pippin of Houston
Laura McDonald of Shelbyville

Numerous other close relatives

Preceded in death by
Husband: Alvie “Red” McDonald
Daughter: Shirley Tobey
Granddaughter: Carey Deann Tobey
Son-in-law: Don Foster

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


Delores J. McFadden, 68, , of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Garrison, Texas. She was born on February 26, 1947 in Timpson, Texas, the daughter of Clovis McFadden and Effie J. Smith. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

Mrs. McFadden is survived by her son: Jeff Burleson; grandchildren, Airiel J. Burleson, and Heather S. Burleson; sisters, Janis Gregston of Nacogdoches and Mary Myers of Nacogdoches; She is also survived by other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clovis McFadden and Effie J. Smith Edwards.

Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.


A memorial service for Mr. Don L. Watkins, 69, of Henderson, TX, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Tenaha Church of Christ with Bro. Dale Walker officiating. Mr. Watkins passed away on Wednesday afternoon, June 3, 2015, in Longview. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

Don Lewis Watkins was born on Jan. 18, 1946, in Center, TX to the late Robert “Buck” and Era Spurlock Watkins. He graduated from Tenaha High School with the class of 1965. He married Darla Lake on Jan. 3, 1987 in Timpson. Don was a member of the Tenaha Church of Christ. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Watkins.

Don is survived by:
Loving wife, Darla Lake Watkins of Henderson

Sister
Sherry Welch and husband Philip of Frankston

Nieces and nephews
Phil Welch and wife Cindy of Henderson, Amy Porter and husband Ron of Frankston, Scott Welch of Frankston, Molly Agnew of Sulpher, LA, Tom Watkins of Carthage, Josh Watkins of Lake Charles, LA, Jennifer Lake Butler and husband Todd of Louisville, KY, Nicole Lake Fitzgerald and fiancé Brad of Waller, Stephen Lake and wife Jenifer of Houston, and Scott Lake and wife Amanda of Hallsville

Brothers-in-law
Ferrell Lake and wife DeAnna of Montgomery and Ronnie Lake and wife Janice of Henderson.

Numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, a host of cousins, and many friends also survive Don.

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


Bobbie Jean Mardis, 80 , of Center, Texas passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches Medical Center. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Mardis on Saturday, June 6th starting at 1pm at the Jehovah's Witnesses' Kingdom House.

Bobbie Jean Mardis was born Bobbie Jean Sanders on Octrober 10, 1034 to the late Booker T and Edith Sanders.

Mrs. Mardis is survived by;
Husband
Robert Mardis

Children
LaMerle Sims, John Wayne Bell

Sisters
Cleopatra and Alice Marie

Brother
David Sanders

Grandchildren
Veronica (James) Jackson, Barbara Renee (Keith) Jones, Jessie (Katrina) Jones, Robert (Melinda) Jones, Robert (Charlene) Cooper, Roger (Vickie) Cooper, Latasha Cooper.

She also leaves to cherish her, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Mardis was preceded in death by:
Daughter
Dorothy Cooper

Son
Ervin Bell

Grandson
Robert Dewanye Jones

Service are under the care of Community Funeral Home.


06/02/2015

Shirley Ann Askew, 77, of Center, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Shirley was born December 17, 1937 in the Sexton Community of Sabine County, Texas to Kit Carson Vines and Lola Williamson Vines. She grew up and attended school in Center, graduating with the Center High School Class of 1956. Shirley worked for a number of years with a Home Health visiting nurse program. First Baptist Church in Center was her church home and she worked for some time with the Preschool Sunday School Department.

She is survived by
Children:
Donna McDonald Strickland of Palestine
Robert McDonald of Center

Grandchildren:
John McDaniel and wife, Erica
Michaela McDaniel
Jasmine McDaniel
Sky Strickland
Storm Strickland
Shiloh Strickland
Christy McDonald
Robin McDonald
Fernando McDonald
Carson McDonald

Great Grandchildren:
Camden McDaniel
Ember McDaniel
Ellie McDaniel
Joanie McDonald
Brian McDonald
Moses McDonald

Brothers-in-law:
Wayne Maxwell and wife, Sue
Kendall McDonald

Numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Norris Askew
Son: Randy McDonald
Parents: Kit Carson Vines and Lola Williamson Vines
Sister: Ellen Maxwell
Father of her children: Robert “Bob” McDonald

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


06/01/2015

Olan Ray Cockrell, 70, of Martinsville, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be Wednesday starting at 12 Noon until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born March 24, 1945 in Beaumont to Robert Earl and Gladys (Whiddon) Cockrell. He retired from Southern Utilities in Tyler.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Robert Earl & Gladys Cockrell, Wife, June McGee Cockrell, Brothers, Jimmy Earl Cockrell, Darryl Cockrell, Donald Cockrell & Jacky Cockrell and Sister, Earlene Heidingsfelder.

He is survived by:
Children:
Chris Cockrell & wife, Nikki of Martinsville
Angel Smith & husband, Roy of Kilgore

Grandchildren:
Miranda Edwards & husband, Austin of Kilgore
Justin Pomykal of Kilgore
Bethanie Plummer & husband, Bradey of Hardin
Kelley Fountain & husband, Jordin of Center
Laney Newman of Martinsville
Josey Rae Cockrell of Martinsville

Honorary Granddaughter:
Savannah McGee of Martinsville

Great-Grandchildren:
Lexi & Chloe Main
Wyatt Plummer
Jaxon Lee Fountain

Special Niece:
Vickie Cockrell of Orange

Special Nephew:
Brian Cockrell & wife, Michelle of Ft. Worth
Numerous other Nieces & Nephews, Family & Friends

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


Legatha “Lee” Jenkins Demings, 70, of Joaquin, TX, passed away on Friday morning, May 29, 2015, in Nacogdoches, TX. She was born on April 28, 1945, in San Augustine, TX to Clifford and Louisa Ingram Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her father and four siblings, Clifford, Alivn, and Danny Jenkins and Mary Moore.

Mrs. Demings is survived by
Mother
Louisa Ingram Jenkins of Tenaha

Sons
Whyman Hightower of California, Preston Demings, III and wife Murlene of Tenaha, and special son and caregiver, Clifford Demings and Yolanda Holman of Joaquin

Daughters
Sharon Jones of San Francisco and Louisa Reddic and husband Edward of Carthage

Brothers
Rochester Jenkins and wife Gladys of Tenaha and Calvin Jenkins, Sr. and wife Dorina of California

Sisters
Rosie Drake and husband Roy of Tenaha, Vivian LeBlanc and husband Wayne of California, and Barbara Sanchez of Tenaha

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage. Cremation and service arrangements are under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

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


Virginia Lewis Jones, 90, of Center, went home to be with the Lord, May 31, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 4, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She was born December 11, 1924 to Irene and H.W. “Harry” Lewis in Beaumont, Texas, where her father was with Gulf Oil. They later were transferred to Chester, Texas. After graduating from Chester High school, she met and married Jimmy E. Jones. In the early 50’s, they moved to Center, where they opened clothing stores and worked most of their married lives. She used her talents in buying and merchandizing for the ladies stores. She found great joy in her home, her family and her church. She especially loved her friends in The Martha Class and looked forward to seeing them on Sunday mornings.

She is survived by her
Husband of 73 years: Jimmy E. Jones

Daughters:
Suzanne and husband, Dr. John Jucas, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Carolyn and husband, William Bill Lovette of Denver, Colorado

Daughter-in-law: Alice Joy of Alice, Texas

Grandchildren:
Rebecca Jones of Austin
Don Lovette and wife, Keitha
Ron Jones and wife, Annette, of Austin
Allyson Jones of New York, New York
Jennifer Lovette of Denver, Colorado

Great-Grandchildren
Taylor Salinas
Madison Lovette
Jackson Lovette
Kate Jones
Tory Jones
Hudson Lovette

Cousins: Bob and Patsy Fairchild of Center

Our caregivers and angels who helped make this journey easier:
Linda Rushing
Cursandra Wade
Don Giles
Dorothy Brooks
Nicole Simpson
Charlotte Garrett
Betty Ratcliff
Tyrone Garrett
Our sweet nurses

Preceded in death by
Parents: H. W. and Irene Lewis
Son: Ronnie Jones

Pallbearers will be Ron Jones, Don Lovette, Jackson Lovette, Buddy Hancock, David Chadwick and Bobby Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Motley, Grover Russell, Bob Warr, Gene Walker and Tyrone Garrett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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


05/31/15

Loyce Marie Fowler, 62, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Fowler was born March 1, 1953 in Center to Leroy Bowlin and Margie McCauley Bowlin. She enjoyed reading and was a great 42 player. Mrs. Fowler dearly loved her church family at Assembly of God New Life Church in Center.

She is survived by
Husband: Ricky Fowler of Center

Daughter: Misti Kaceen Phillips of Center

Grandchildren:
Destini Kaceen Phillips
Raimi Marie Philips
Lera Abigail Watson
Makenzi Grace Alford

Mother: Margie McCauley Bowlin

Brothers & Sisters:
Preston McCauley and wife, Annette, of Decatur
Joyce Elliott and husband, Tommy, of Bedford
Linda UpChurch and the late, Jesse UpChurch, of Center
James Bowlin and wife, Marty, of Louisville
Brenda Shofner and fiancé, James Miller, of Center
Doug Bowlin and wife, Misty, of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by
Son: Joshua Fowler
Brother-in-law: Jesse UpChurch
Father: Leroy Bowlin

Pallbearers will be Ricky Fowler, Justin Jefferson, Jeremy Frederick, James Tyre Jr., Jason Birch, Scott Adair, Phil Hennigan and Deyan Bomar. Honorary pallbearer will be Brannon Denby.

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


05/28/2015

Walter Ralph Bosman, Jr. 59, of Humble, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday starting at 12 noon until 1:30 p.m.at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 3, 1956 in Houston, Texas to Walter Ralph Bosman, Sr. and Maycel ImoJean (Taylor) Bosman. He worked for Briggs Equipment in Houston for many years.

He is preceded in death by Mother, Maycel ImoJean Bosman, Father, Walter R. Bosman, Sr. & Brother, Gary Bosman.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Lynnette Stoll Bosman of Houston

Children:
Christie Behrens of Cypress, Walter R. Bosman, III & wife, Alyssa of Katy

Granddaughter:
Meagan Behrens

05/27/2015

John Patrick Dominy, 64, of Center, formerly of Houston, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at his residence.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Dominy was born November 8, 1950 in Houston to Marvin Dominy and Margaret Powers Dominy. He served in the United States National Guard and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Houston. Mr. Dominy was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.

He is survived by
Wife: Ivy Ray Dominy of Center

Daughters:
Jennifer Beattie and husband, Matt, of LaPorte
Jill Willey and husband, Chris, of Pearland

Grandchildren:
Nathan
Brianna
Noah

Brother: Marvin Dominy of Pearland

Sisters:
Cora Sue Mach of Houston
Cheri Chevalier of Hallettsville

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


Thomas Carroll Stack, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Mr. Stack was born October 1, 1934 in Center to Thomas Carroll Stack Sr. and Thelma Pearl Reaves Stack. He retired from the United States Army.

He is survived by
Sister: Judy Hughes and husband, Fred, of Lufkin

Favorite Companion: Bandit

Lots of wonderful friends, especially: Mike & Julie Wulf, Doyle & Billie Luman, Yogi

Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Carroll Stack Sr. and Thelma Pearl Reaves Stack

Funeral services are under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


05/26/2015

Vera Lee Jones Bluford, age 96, of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Bluford passed away Tuesday Morning, May 19, 2015 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church with interment in Thompson Cemetery

Visitation
Will be held the day of the service from:
8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Garner & Son Chapel
11:50 a.m. until Service Time at Reed Chapel

Survivors

Sons
RC Bluford (Gloria) of Beaumont, Texas, Acey Bluford Jr. (Margorie) of Houston, Texas, Dennis Bluford of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters
Exie Suvlett of Beaumont, Texas, Shirley Balloon (Walter) of Forney, Texas, Betty Bluford of San Augustine, Texas, Ernestine Hicks of Sacramento, California, Eunice Sigler of Center, Texas, Jewel Rashall (Marion) of Davenport, Iowa, Joyce Windson (Denny) of Litoria, Georgia

50 Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Percy Garner and Son Mortuary will be handling services



05/22/2015

James Irl Powell, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. A military honors graveside service will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

James was born December 4, 1920 to Irl H. and Oma Tillman Powell, the second of four children. He grew up on a farm near Shelbyville, where he learned his work ethic and values at an early age.rn Powell,

James was christened in the Shelbyville Methodist Church, reaffirming his faith in 1936. As an adult, he served this church in many capacities - Sunday school teacher, Chairman of the Administrative Board of Trustees, delegate to annual conference and history finance, and records committees. He was a fifth generation member of this church.

James attended Shelbyville Schools, graduating in 1938. He participated in basketball, baseball and track. He enrolled in Stephen F. Austin State Teacher College, leaving after three years to work in the building of Fort Polk, Louisiana and to build airplanes for Rohr aircraft in San Diego, California, before joining the Army Air Corps. James trained as a radio operator/gunner in Chicago, Illinois and Fort Meyers, Florida, before being assigned to a B-17 crew which trained 300 crews for combat, before being stationed in Nuthampstead, England. He participated in 29 air combat missions that included the Rhineland, Central Europe and France. His military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross. He enjoyed his 398th Bomb Group Reunions and staying in contact with the 2 remaining members of his crew. He often referred to a list of his missions as he grew older.

James returned to earn his degree, as well as play basketball, at Stephen F. Austin and taught for seven years in the Shelby County Vocational Agriculture Program for veterans. He was then employed by Shelbyville ISD as a coach and teacher. He was the basketball coach, assistant football and baseball coach and taught Science, Biology, Math and Chemistry. He then served as High School principal for 16 years. He retired in 1980, having spent 37 years as a coach, teacher and administrator.

James was a life member of the 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association and VFW Post 8904. He was also a member of the SFA Alumni Association, founding member of the Nuthampstead Airfield Museum and the Shelbyville Cemetery Committee. He felt that one of his highest honors was being presented the Community Builder award by Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.

James loved God, America, the Methodist Church, his family, sports and ice cream – not necessarily in that order!

He is survived by:

Sons:
James Gregory Powell of Shelbyville
Timothy Irl Powell and wife, Donna of Odessa

Grandson: Joshua Irl Powell and wife, Ashlee of Odessa

Great-Granddaughter: Charlotte Avery Powell of Odessa

Sister: Shirley Powell Head of Tyler

Brother-in-law: Richard Wheeler of Ojai, California

Numerous nephews, former students and camp friends

Special Caretakers:
Sonya McBride and Travis
Ricky Cartwright
Sue Hagler
Helen Reynolds

Preceded in death by
Wife: Juanice Wheeler Powell
Daughter: Sheila Powell
Parents: Irl H. and Oma Tillman Powell
Brothers: Joe Frank Powell, Jack T. Powell
Brothers-in-law: Gilbert Wheeler, John Head

Pallbearers will be Joshua Powell, Don Wheeler, Brett Wheeler, Doug Wheeler, Marcy Bradberry and Ricky Cartwright. Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Runnels, Jack Bradberry, Bobby Collins, Doyle Carter, Henry Whittlesey, Lamar Smith, and Lewis Harbison.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shelbyville Cemetery, c/o Jack Bradberry, PO Box 453, Shelbyville, Texas 75973, c/o Greg Powell, PO Box 335, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

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


05/21/2015

Ms. Demetra Teel, age 43, of Houston, Texas. Ms. Teel passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Houston Northwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 30, 2015 starting at 12 noon at County Line Baptist Church with interment County Line Cemetery.

Visitation
Will be held the day of the service from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.at Garner & Son and 11:00 a.m. until Service time at County Line Baptist Church

Survivors:

Daughter
Lottie D. Teel of Houston, Texas

Brothers
Larry Teel of Houston, Texas, Stephen Teel (Emily) of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters
Shelia Teel of Houston, Texas, Demetria Teel of Houston, Texas, Brenda Crain of San Augustine, Texas

Foster Brother
Milargo E. of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Percy Garner and Son Mortuary is directiong the services and arrangements.

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05/20/2015

Ruth Reeve, 86, of Alvin formerly of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Alvin, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson.

She was born September 6, 1928 in Tenaha to Joseph Artist and Mattie (Cochran) Deaton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Mattie Deaton and her Husband, Robert Charlie Reeve, Jr.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Joseph Reeve & wife, Susan of Amarillo
Kenneth Reeve & wife, Jeanette of Alvin
Van Reeve & wife, Anita of Houston

5 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren

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


05/19/2015

Billy Joe “B.J.” Wright, age 80 of the Woods community, passed away, Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

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

He was born November 14, 1934 in Wills Point, Texas to parents, Maxie & Alice Cristine (Carpenter) Wright. He owned and operated B.J Wright Plumbing Services since 1978. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maxie & Alice Wright, his wife, Genevieve Nevels Wright and 2 sisters, Betty Jane Whisenhunt and Barbara June Brichetto.

He is survived by:

Son: Billy Jay Wright & wife, Muriel of the Woods community

Daughters:
Kimberley Jan Marshall & husband, Mike of College Station
Jodi Alyson Fountain& husband, Raymond of Center
Shelley Munsterman & husband, Gary of Highlands Ranch, CO

Grandchildren:
Christopher Marshall, Laura Newman, Jayson Wright, Josh Munsterman, Erin Lahey, Matthew Munsterman, Bryan Zulko & Amy Borja, Daylon Fountain, Tyler Fountain & Bryce Fountain

6 Great-Grandchildren and one on the way.

Brothers:
Bobby Jack Wright and wife Carolyn
Buck Jim Wright and wife Pat
Donald Gene Wright and wife Tommie

As well as several nieces and nephews

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


05/18/2015

Ricky Earnest Johnson, 52, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Johnson was born November 27, 1962 in Center to J.T. Johnson and Nora Evelyn Finklea Johnson. He worked construction – building houses, sheet rocking, chicken houses and took pride in refinishing furniture at home. His best piece was redoing his Grandmother Tennie’s old dresser.

Ricky leaves behind his extended family, Laurie Lynn Partlow – who he said “I wouldn’t be anyone without you.” Laurie’s children who called him “Pops” – John Smith and wife Tammy of Center, Stacey Smith of Dreka, Eric Partlow of Center, and Amy Lindley and husband, Jamie, of Huxley; the “boys” – six grandsons who he was “Paw Paw” to – Justin Smith and wife, Krystal, Matthew and Logan Smith of Center, Zachery Hass and Cody Holt of Lufkin, and Dakota Hass of Dreka and “Baby Girl” Evelynn Elizabeth Lindley; brother Johnny Johnson and Nadoona; sisters, Sue Ann Chisenhall and husband, Eddie Joe, Kathy Mora and Peggy Moore.

He is preceded in death by parents, J.T. & Nora Johnson; brothers, Jerry Thomas Johnson, Jackie Lee Johnson; nephews, Michael Etheridge, Rueben Olivas; nieces, Christy and Misty Olivas.

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


Lloyd Wayne Dodson, age 90, of Bonham, Texas passed away peacefully at home on May 17, 2015.

Lloyd was born to Albert and Christine (Graves) Dodson in the Elwood community (Route 1, Ivanhoe) on September 1, 1924. He went to school through the 8th grade in the Tulip School and grew up with a love of hunting and fishing. He then attended Bonham High School, graduating in 1942. After graduation, he worked for the railroad for a short time. In June 1943, Lloyd enlisted in the Army and served in the Pacific Theater for the remainder of World War II. In August 1945, Lloyd was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with “V” (for Valor) for heroic action against the enemy vicinity San Jose, Luzon, Philippines Islands.

After the war, he settled in the Bonham area and married Doris Grey Stimpson on March 29, 1947. They raised four children in the White Shed community before moving to Bonham in 1959. Lloyd was actively involved in his community and never found a sport he didn’t like. He was a farmer and builder of custom homes while simultaneously serving in the National Guard and the U. S. Army Reserves. He eventually became a full time recruiter for the Texas Army National Guard and continued to serve until he retired in 1984 with 36 years of service.

Lloyd was an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and helped build the current church building. He was a leader in Boy Scout Troop 260 and coached the Southwest Pump Cardinals in Little League. Lloyd was very proud of his children and grandchildren and all of their accomplishments. He loved fishing, hunting and sharing those passions with family and friends. He was justifiably famous for his fish fry dinners.

Service to veterans was Lloyd’s life. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Since 1967 when VFW Post 4852 re-organized, Lloyd was a strong and active supporter. When the old VFW building on Main Street in Bonham no longer met their needs, Lloyd was instrumental in getting a lot at Lake Bonham and helping build the new home for the Post. That building burned in November 1994, and Lloyd couldn’t wait to get started on a new one. In June 1995, the new building was opened. He was committed to the Post for 47 years, serving as Post Commander for 33 of those years.

As a father and a community leader, he always set the example. He didn’t tell you the right thing to do, he just did it. He saw things that needed to be done, and did them.

Lloyd was preceded in death by wife Doris Grey (Stimpson) Dodson; son Jerry Wayne Dodson; his parents Albert and Christine; brothers Dennis, Vertis, Tobe, Ward, and Stanley; and sister, Nadine. He is survived by his brother Clifford (Kathryn) of Mineola; son Danny (Debra) of Center; Son Ricky (Rumiko) of Lansing, KS; daughter Judy of Denison; eight grandchildren (Clint, Scott, Brandy, Tara, Raymond, Misty, Michael, Christopher); and six great grandchildren (Dexter Yi; Nicholas and Brandon Dodson; and Wade, Wyatt, and Charlotte Robinson).

Funeral services for Lloyd will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Cooper Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham. Brother Ricky Robbins will officiate with Brother Danny Dodson assisting. Interment will follow at Willow Wild Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be Wade Robinson, Steve Hopkins, Alan Dodson, Larry Dodson, Joe Dodson, and Margo Stimpson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dexter Yi, Wyatt Robinson, and Tom Ceglia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Wesley United Methodist Church 1580 CR 273 Bonham, TX 75418 or VFW Post 4852, 1610 Mitchell Dr. Bonham, TX 75418

The Dodson family would like to thank the wonderful staffs at Bonham VA Center, the Cosper Veterans Home, and Always Better Care Hospice. The family knows that Lloyd would want to acknowledge the years of friendship and support from Tom, Paul, Kathy, and the rest of his VFW comrades and families.

Family visitation will be on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home.

To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.coopersorrells.com


Services for Martha Price of Nacogdoches, Texas and a native of San Augustine Texas are scheduled for Saturday May 23, 2015 at 2pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in San Augustine Texas with burial to follow in the Mt. Zion cemetery. A private family visitation will be held on Friday May 22, 2015 at 3pm at the CJ Davis Memorial Funeral Chapel located at 453 McLaughlin Street in Timpson Texas.

Mrs. Price is survived by
Son:
Orlando Cepado Price (Sharon) of Big Sandy Texas and Michael Bland (Christina) of Houston Texas.

Daughter: Vivian Price of Nacogdoches Texas.

Sisters:
Vickie Lane (Joe) of Nacogdoches Texas and Debra Goodwin of Ft. Worth Texas.

Brothers:
Albert Goodwin, Jr. (Elma) of Desoto Texas and Alfred Goodwin (Lishea) of Nacogdoches, Texas.

7 Grandchildren
13 Great-grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Rev. K. Brian Davis, officiating and Rev. Scotty D. Bland, Eulogist.

Arrangements entrusted to the professionals of CJ Davis Memorial Funeral Services of Timpson Texas and Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas


Brenda “BB” Cook Hennigan, 70, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Robert Ortigo officiating. Interment will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont.

Mrs. Hennigan was born April 5, 1945 in Beaumont to John Earnest Cook and Nelwyn Earle Bowers Cook. She loved cooking, rodeoing, coffee time and spending time with family. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Joaquin.

She is survived by
Husband: Larry Hennigan of Joaquin

Children:
Shanna Verret and husband, Hoss, of Hamshire
Shawn Morgan and wife, Kelli, of Fannett
Larry “Bosco” Hennigan of Stillwater, Oklahoma
Anthony Hennigan and wife, Candace, of Joaquin

Sister: Carolyn Wilson of Sulphur, Louisiana

Mother: Nelwyn Earle Cook of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Morgan of Hamshire
Caleb Verret of Hamshire
Keli Morgan of Fannett
Kassi Morgan of Fannett
Kailea Hennigan of Timpson
Austin Hennigan of Stillwater
Steadman, Haley and Layla of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Father: John Earnest Cook

Pallbearers will be Mark Ward, Caleb Verret, Justin Morgan, Newton Johnson, Jack Canton and James "Top" Sholar.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department, Desoto Fire District 1 and Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.

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



05/15/2015

Paul Pleasant Burgess, 91, of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 24, 1923 in Joaquin, Texas to the late Edmond and Anne Burgess. In 1945 he permanently moved to Ohio where he met his late wife of 47 years, Harriet Beard.

He served his country at Oak Ridge, Tennessee working in the construction of facilities for the Manhattan Project . Paul became a boilermaker in 1943 in Houston, TX and in 1945 joined the Boilermakers' Local 744 in Cleveland, Ohio. Paul retired in 1985. He passed his strong work ethic down to his children, grand and great-grandchildren.

Paul loved traveling to various states and countries participating in his family's celebrations from sporting events to Morgan County Fair 4-H shows, graduations and weddings. He loved genealogy and spent countless hours in various states tracing his family tree. He was an avid fisherman and taught all his descendants how to bait a hook, skin a catfish and passed on his love of Lake Erie walleye and perch. Many summers were spent in Northern Ohio with his family picking and preserving fruits with his children, grand and great-grandchildren. He had a great respect for nature and God's creatures. Every November he looked forward to driving to Texas for a family reunion at the "Farm" where his family farm is still maintained and kept alive by family members.

Paul was a man admired for his hard work, love of family, and overall goodness, a legacy he passed on to his family. He always had great stories to tell about growing up on an East Texas farm, working at construction sites, and living in old Avon Lake. Stories always included a colorful cast of characters that seemed to cross his path. His compassion, patience, love of God, and long life perspective endeared him to his family and friends.

In addition to his parents and loving wife, Paul was preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters.

He is survived by sons, Terry (Angela) Burgess of Plantation, FL and David (Christine) Burgess of Chandler, AZ and daughter Cindy (Jack) McGuire of Avon Lake, OH; Grandchildren Jason (Leigh) Burgess and daughter Mayah of Carrboro, NC, Ryan (Veronica) Burgess and sons Liam and Luke of Brasilia, Brasil, Michelle (Jay) Greer and sons Jordan and Justin of McConnelsville, OH, Kraig (Jamie) Burgess and children Navi and Lex of Peoria, AZ, Laura (David) Bares and children Charlie, Evan and Sarah of Northville, MI, Susie (Saro) Sabunciyan and daughter Pippa of Seattle, WA, Thomas (Maggie) Fanslow of Farmington Hills, MI. And many other loved family members and friends.

Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake from 6-9 pm Friday, May 15, and 10:30-Noon Saturday May 16. The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home at Noon on Saturday. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

Memorial donations may be made to "Neighbors in Need" at United Church of Christ in Avon Lake. To send a note of condolence to the family, go to www.buschcares.com.


Louann Hurst Leach, aged 59, of Pineland, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith, Rev. Rob Merriman, and Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Leach was born November 2, 1955 in Center, Texas to Jerry Waters and Marie Hurst Waters. Mrs. Leach enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities. She looked forward to their annual summer vacations where the entire family could be together, as family was so important to her. She particularly loved Christmas and watching her grandchildren’s faces as they opened their gifts. Whenever she was close to her grandchildren, she would devote time reading to them, playing with them, and holding them. Mrs. Leach also enjoyed spending time at Hawkeye, the family’s hunting club, shopping with her friends, and going out to dinner with her husband, Mick Leach. Whenever the family was happy, she was happy. She truly dedicated her entire life to make sure everyone had what they needed.

Mrs. Leach was an active member of Gideons International. She was involved in several women’s groups. Mrs. Leach was strong in her faith in God and blessed in her life. She believed in God and wanted all her children and grandchildren to have God in their lives. We know she is now watching over all of us and will always be with us wherever we go and in all that we do in life.

Mrs. Leach is survived by:

Husband, Mick Leach of Pineland

Two sons:
Mark Leach and wife, Jennifer, of Shelbyville, Texas
Tim Leach and wife, Courtney, of Penn Laird, Virginia

Five grandchildren: Colt, Gracie, Chloe, Reese, and Sydney Leach

Sisters:
Mary Lynn Tinkle and husband, Steve, of Center, Texas
Amy Philips and husband, Mark, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Brother, Nick Waters and wife, Misti, of Magnolia, Texas

Special Niece, Wendi Summers; and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jerry Waters and Marie Hurst Waters; and grandparents, Dr. T.L. and Lilly Hurst.

Pallbearers will be Todd Clark, Nathan Phelps, Donnie Moody, Jon Schillings, Tim Hopkins and Ray Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Wulf, Deuce Wulf, Vic Cooper, J.B. Raymond, Joez Jones, Justin Wagstaff, Heath Hagler, Randy Tomlin and Brady Scarber.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gideons International, PO Box 756, Hemphill, Texas 75948.

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


05/14/2015

Rozelle Edna Dowden Murray, 99, of Woden, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Garrison.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Bellwood Baptist Church in Bellwood, Louisiana with Bro. Billy Shugart officiating.  Interment will follow at Bellwood Baptist Cemetery in Bellwood, Louisiana.

Ms. Murray was born March 29, 1916 in Kisatchie, Louisiana to Stephen Willis Dowden and Ada Belle Rhodes Carter Dowden.  She loved quilting, crocheting, reading and making jewelry.

She is survived by
Sons:
James Melvin Murray and wife, Lori, of California
Hubert Whitman and wife, Euna, of Nacogdoches
Sheryl Elmer Murray and wife, Deborah, of Timpson
Michael Elmo Murray and wife, Carolyn, of Woden

Daughter: Charlotte Edna Murray Hamilton and husband, Tommy, of Nacogdoches

20 Grandchildren

33 Great-Grandchildren

10 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Melvin Elmore Murray
Daughter: Madeline Carrol
Sons: Reginald Earl Murray, Ronald Stephen Murray
Granddaughter: Sabrina Fahey
Great-Grandchildren: Coby Murray, Aarron Michael Murray, Sidney Rene Murray, Cameron Elizabeth Murray, Baby Murray
Parents: Stephen Willis Dowden and Ada Belle Rhodes Carter Dowden
Brothers: Martin Carter, Newton Carter, Nathan Amos Dowden, Dave Dowden, Stephen Grant “SG” Dowden
Sisters: Maude Rector, Agnes Chance, Amanda Betts

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


Mrs. Doris Mae Bussey, 94, formerly of Timpson passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Washington State.

Service will be held Sturday, May 16, 2015 at Smyrna Church in Timpson, Texas starting at 1pm. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Rev. James Mosley will be officating the services.

Mr. Bussey is survived by:
Sons:
Andrew Bussey Jr. of Washinton
Terry Bussey of Washington

Daughter:
Jennifer Bussey of Houston , Texas

4 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren

Services under the care and direction of Community Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas.


Richard Lee Sharp, Sr., 59, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, May 12, 2015 in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Sharp was born November 2, 1955 in Center to Charlie Sharp and Georgia Evans Sharp. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by
Daughter: Kasey Hargrove and Robbie Chambliss of Tenaha

Sons:
Richard “Little Man” Sharp of Joaquin
Jamie Carroll of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Klayton Lewis
Christian “EZ” Lewis
Paislee Sharp
Wesley Chambliss

Brothers:
Charlie Sharp and wife, Charlotte, of Michigan
Donald Harris of Denver, Colorado

Sister: Annie Sharp of Orange

Nephews:
Bimbo Sharp and wife, Debra, of Joaquin
Jeff Sharp and wife, Cindy, of Joaquin
Charlie Sharp and wife, Ashley, of Stonewall, Louisiana

Nieces:
Danyel Sledge and husband, J.P., of Joaquin
Deena Lum and husband, Casey, of Converse
Crissy Downing and husband, Rodney, of Deadwood

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Cindy Hargrove Sharp
Parents: Charlie Sharp and Georgia Evans Sharp
Brother: Jimmy Sharp

Pallbearers will be Jeff Sharp, Bimbo Sharp, Lil Charlie Sharp, Wade Alvis, Robbie Chambliss and Brad Stanley. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Head and Elzie Ray Estes.

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


05/12/2015

Leonard Sanford, 71, of Pearland, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Tusany Village Nursing Home in Pearland.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Borders Cemetery with Bro. John Bender officiating.

He was born October 23, 1943 in Casa Grande, New Mexico to Loniel Clayton and Juanita (Weir) Sanford. He worked as an environmental cleanup for Garner Environmental.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Diana Sanford of Pearland

Children:
Catherine
Leonard Sanford, Jr.
Loniel Sanford
Joann Sanford

Sister:
Lisa Martinez

Brothers:
Russell Sanford
Douglas Sanford
Daniel Sanford

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


05/11/2015

Vircle McSwain, 93, of Zwolle, La formerly of Center, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 in Lufkin.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Manning and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 15, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 26, 1921 in Shelby County to Samuel and Leta (Johnson) Lucas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Tuck and Leta Lucas, Husband, Clarence McSwain, 3 Brothers, Floyd Lucas, Ennis Lucas & Dennis Lucas.

She is survived by:

Son:
CV McSwain & wife, Cathy and Corpus Christi

Daughter:
Sulane Mayer & husband, Gene of Zwolle, LA

Grandchildren:
Marc McSwain of San Jose, CA
Larissa McSwain of Corpus Christi

Great-Granddaughters:
Elysia & Estia

Sister:
Lillie Mae Williamson of Livingston formerly of Shelby County

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Travis “Tappy” Wilburn, Bradley Wilburn, William Lucas,
Kerry Lucas, Royce Lynn Johnson & Joe Dykes

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


Velma Wheeler McLeroy, 93, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Plano.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.

Ms. McLeroy was born September 25, 1921 in Garrison to Weldon S. Wheeler and Della Nelson Wheeler. She was a homemaker and later worked alongside her husband, Chester, at the Center and Iola School Systems. Ms. McLeroy was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by:

Son: Dan McLeroy of Plano

Daughter: Janet Townsend and husband, Don, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Grandchildren:
Lori Gilbert of Lufkin
Joel McLeroy and wife, Trisha, of Lufkin
Rustin McLeroy of Houston
Ben Townsend of Bowling Green, Kentucky
Jeffrey Townsend and wife, Ali, of Bowling Green, Kentucky
Luke Townsend and wife, Crystal of Bowling Green, Kentucky
Shaina Townsend of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Great-Grandchildren:
Miranda Smith and husband, Ryan, of Honolulu, Hawaii
Hannah Gilbert of New York
Abby Gilbert of New York
Luke Gilbert of New York
Amelia Townsend of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Great Great-Grandchild: Maddi Smith of Honolulu, Hawaii

Sisters-in-law:
Gladys Davis of Austin
Charlsie Wheeler of Center

Preceded in death by
Husband: Chester McLeroy
Son: John Allen McLeroy
Parents: Weldon S. Wheeler and Della Nelson Wheeler
Brother: Hubert Wheeler, Oran Wheeler, Eula Wheeler, James Wheeler

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


05/10/2015

Jerry Donald Rudd, 66, of Center passed away Saturday May 9, 2015 in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Center Church of Christ minister Tim Perkins officiating and Rodney Golden leading congregational singing. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Jerry was born in the sand hills of South Jericho, Texas in 1948 to Pershing and Alene Cook Rudd. He lived in Center, Texas most of his life and was a loyal employee of Tyson Foods for more than 30 years in their hatchery and food processing facilities. Jerry was a diligent and hard worker, earning him the nickname “Speedy." He was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of Center Church of Christ. He loved his church family and the Holy Scriptures, studying the bible weekly. He was a familiar face in the Center, Texas community serving as Chaplain of the Capt. Jesse Amason Camp #282 Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Jerry, a devoted father and doting grandfather, especially loved spending time with his family and friends, where he was known for his big bear hugs. He married Flora Coyle and was the proud father of two daughters and grandfather to three grandchildren. Jerry possessed boundless energy, an indomitable spirit and an ever optimistic outlook on life. He will be dearly missed.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and brother Frank Davis Rudd. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Donna Rudd Anderson and husband David and Dana Rudd Richardson and husband Paul and three grandchildren Christina Patterson, Emily Richardson and Kathryn Anderson.

William Rudd, Barry Rudd, Matthew Rudd, Carl Rudd, Ray Smiley, David Anderson, Gene Bradshaw and Rodney Golden will serve as pall bearers.

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


05/08/2015

Bell Nash, age 90, of Center, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was a native of Broaddus, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at St. Peter Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas, Rev. Orvin Garrett Officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 10, 2015
1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors include:

Grandson, Scotty Nash

Niece, Margie Johnson

Nephew, Lincoln Nash

Special Cousins: Tommy Garrett and Peggy Garrett Bray

And a host of other relatives and friends including the staff and residents of Green Acres Nursing Facility

Services are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas.


05/06/2015

Jerry Dwight Willey, 67, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Dunnigan Church in the Patroon Community of Shelby County with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. B.A. Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in the Patroon Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Willey was born August 1, 1947 in Silsbee to David Crockett Willey and Anna Mahaffey Willey. He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 and Order of the Eastern Star #903. Mr. Willey was a longtime employee of L&R Timber in San Augustine and later was owner and operator of Patroon Store.

He is survived by
Wife: Debbie Willey of Shelbyville

Children:
Amanda Willey of Shelbyville
Gary Willey of Plantation, Florida
Arthur Willey and wife, Samantha, of Buckatunna, Mississippi

Special Children:
Ellen Lout of Center
Barry Lout of Patroon

Grandson: Austin Craig Willey of Buckatunna, Mississippi

Special Granddaughter: Samantha Bridges of Center

Brother: Nat Willey and wife, Charlene, of Pineland

Sisters:
Viola McKinney of Colmesneil
Grace Simmons of Milam
Mary Sullivan of Broaddus
Carolina Elliott and husband, Latrent, of Milam

Mother-in-law: Ruby Risinger of Goober Hill

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: David Crockett Willey and Anna Mahaffey Willey
Brother: Emory D. “Bill” Willey
Sisters: Cynthia A. West, Johnnie Faye Willey

Pallbearers will be Mike Lout, Ricky Lout, Jay Wilson, Chad Norton, Greg McDonald and Jeffery Ross. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.


Mr. Joe Bell, 60, of Tenaha, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center, Texas.

Services for Mr. Bell will be Saturday, May 9, 2015 starting at 11am at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas with interment to follow at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha.

Reverand Cedric Grace will be officating the services.

Mr. Bell is survived by:
Sons
Kendricks McClure of Tenaha, Texas
Korey McClure of Tenaha, Texas

Daughter
Greta Robertson of Houston, Texas

Sisters
Shirley Joffrion of Alexander, Louisiana
Linda Bell of Houston, Texas
Dorothy Smith of Houston, Texas

8 grandchildren

Community Funeral Home is in care of the funeral and arrangements


.05/05/2015

Jimmy Michael Cosby Sr., 75, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Cosby was born January 26, 1940 in Center to Thomas Cosby and Helen Passmor Cosby. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Cosby loved to cook and play music. He was the owner and operator of the Country Kitchen for 20 years.

He is survived by
Children:
David Day of Silsbee
Scarlett Schweim of Douglass
Wesley Cosby of Douglass
Kevin Cosby of Douglass
Patricia Cox of Nacogdoches
Thomas Cosby of Midland
Austin Cosby of Connecticut
Linda Weatherly of Garrison

Sisters:
Mary Walker of Center
Linda Hightower of Longview
Kathy Reed of Shreveport, Louisiana

Brother: Larry Cosby of Nacogdoches

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Mike Cosby
Parents: Thomas Cosby and Helen Passmor Cosby
Brothers: Guy Cosby, Thomas Cosby Jr.

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


05/04/2015

Mr. Lucious Lee Rector , 51, of Center passed away Wednesday morning, April 29, 2015 at his residence in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services for Mr. Rector will be Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Abundant Love Ministries in Center at 2pm, interment will follow at WestView Cemetery in Center with Reverand Steve Standley to officate the service.

Mr Rector is survived by:
Wife
Winnie Rector of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister
Teresia (Tim) Rector of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brothers
Johnny (Barbara) Rector of Center, Texas
Jimmy (Ella) Rector of Nacogdoches, Texas

Special Uncle
Grant Rector of Center, Texas

Special Aunt
Queen Standley of Center, Texas

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


05/03/2015

Charlie Helms, 74, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Tyler.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at New Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Ozay Ford and Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Helms was born December 21, 1940 in Oak Grove, Louisiana to Marvin H. Helms and Virginia Lovett Helms. He loved gardening, riding horses, fishing, woodworking and going to church. He was a member of Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church.

He is survived by
Daughter: Patricia Helms of Center

Brother: Kenny Helms and wife, Laurie, of Shreveport

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Sarah Helms
Parents: Marvin H. Helms and Virginia Lovett Helms

Pallbearers will be Todd Thompson, David Lawrence, Alex Munoz, Robert Ellis, Pat Tinkle and Patrick Lupton. Honorary pallbearers will be Duke Ellis and Shane Corbell, Billy Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church, 208 CR 2622, Center, Texas 75935, Hospice of East Texas Homeplace, 4111 University Boulevard, Tyler, Texas 75701 and New Hope Cemetery, 1721 FM 138, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Danny Ray Allison was born February 20, 1950 in Center, Texas to William Allison, Jr. and Wanda (Sanders) Allison. He entered into rest on May 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside service will be at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Bro. Brent Crosswhite will be the minister.

He is survived by:

Wife: Donna Allison of Garrison, Texas

Son: Kelvin T. (KT) and wife Tracy Allison of Timpson, Texas

Grandson: Kelvin T. Allison II of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Sandra Allen of Garrison, Texas

Niece: Deborah Edwards of Garrison, Texas
Pamela Pollard of Garrison, Texas

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by parents: William Allison Jr. and Wanda (Sanders) Allison and a great niece: Abby Gayle Edwards.


05/01/2015

Mark Thomas “Monkey” Moore, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Moore was born April 19, 1956 in Center to Austin R. Moore and Maxine Thomason. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by
Daughter: Kristy Dunn of Charleston, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Morgan Prescott of Charleston, Arkansas
Destiny Dunn of Charleston, Arkansas

Mother: Maxine Thomason Keiling of Mineola, Texas

Sisters:
Tresa Ross Pearce of Joaquin, Texas
Debbie Childs of Mineola, Texas

Brothers:
Lynn Moore of Port Arthur, Texas
Johnnie Moore of Mount Ida, Arkansas

Nieces:
Stephanie Whittington of Hays, Kansas
Stacy David of Santa Fe, Texas
Jamie Lindsey of Bronson, Texas
Courtney Moore of Joaquin, Texas

Nephew: Steven Howard of Wichita, Kansas

Uncles:
Dale Moore of McAlester, Oklahoma
Don Moore of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Special friend: Jackie Boyette of Joaquin, Texas

Preceded in death by
Father: Austin Moore
Grandparents: Marshall C. Thomason, Zora Thomason, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moore

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


Francis Louise Todd, 80, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on August 10, 1934 in Caledonia, Texas, the daughter of Walter P. Stone and Frankie Crump Stone. The family will have a Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas at 2 PM on May 1, 2015.

Louise and her husband Sam K. Todd were married for 62 years. She enjoyed crocheting and making dolls. She loved having family gatherings.

No matter what you had done in your life Gan-Gan loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all of her heart. She found joy in “spoiling” every child she met and also made sure to tell their parents to do the same.

She is survived by:

Children:
Daughter, Betty Caldwell and husband Dan of Timpson, Texas
Son, John Todd and wife Patricia of Timpson, Texas
Daughter, Nell Yates of Channelview, Texas
Son, Sammy “Bo” Todd of Timpson, Texas
Daughter, Frankie Parkman and husband Kim of Marshall, Texas
Son, Buster Todd and fiancé Mandy Mayes of Nacogdoches, Texas
Son, Joe Todd and wife Linda of Timpson, Texas

18 grandchildren

28 great-grandchildren

2 great-great grandkids

And a host of family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Ms. Todd was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Sam K. Todd; two brothers, Boug Stone and Howard Stone; two sisters, Jeanette Burger and Katie Herndon; one grandson, John E. Todd Jr., and son-in-law, Glen Yates.

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


04/29/2015

James Milton Purdy, 88, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Pasadena.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Timpson.

Mr. Purdy was born May 19, 1926 in Lafayette, Indiana to Darby C. Purdy and Margaret A. Mather Purdy. He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Mr. Purdy was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Katy Purdy of Houston

Nephews:
James D. Purdy of Lafayette, Indiana
Michael R. Purdy of New Delhi, Indiana
William Farrell of Fisher, Indiana
George Farrell of Indianapolis, Indiana

Niece: Jackie McDowell

Brothers-in-law:
Guy Flournoy and wife, Joyce, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Pete Flournoy and wife, Carolyn, of Tenaha

Sisters-in-law:
Weeda Lowry of Center
Sarah Lewis and husband, John, of Huntington
Betty Duke and husband, George, of Timpson
Rachael Brannon and husband, Ronnie, of Longview
Madora Purdy of Lafayette, Indiana
Norma Flournoy of Nacogdoches
Dorothy Flournoy of Longview

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Cousin: Sandi Williams

Preceded in death by
Parents: Darby C. Purdy and Margaret A. Mather Purdy
Mother-in-law & Father-in-law: Zelma V. Flournoy and Arbie A. Flournoy
Brothers: Jack W. Farrell, Richard D. Purdy
Brothers-in-law: Henry D. Flournoy, Clifford E. Flournoy, Paul E. Flournoy, Ray Lowry

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


Paradise Funeral Home & Hicks Mortuary are announcing funeral services for Mr. Charles M Elliott "Big Red" (57) of Center,Texas, formally of Houston, Texas. Mr Elliott died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Bernice, Louisiana.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 2, at 1:00pm at Curry AME Church, Strong, Arkansas. Rev Keith Grandberry officiating.

Mr Elliott is survived by long time friend, Gloria Fountain


04/28/2015

Services for Jennifer Leighann Sherwood will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Lakeside Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Moore and Shirley Mewbourn Brown. Visitation will be held at Hilliard Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m on Wednesday evening.

Jennifer Leighann Sherwood was born August 17, 1999 in Center, Texas and passed away at the age of 15 on April 26, 2015. She had been a resident of Canton all of her life, and was a member of Grace Family Church. She loved archery, photography and 4-wheelin'.

She was preceded in death by her Papaw, Robert Whitt.

Jenni is survived by
Father
John Sherwood of Canton
Mother
Kim Sherwood of Joaquin
Sister
Wendi Warren-Hollins and T'Mur Hollins of Mineola
Brother
Matthew Sherwood and Leah Sherwood of Mineola
Grandparents
Judy Whitt of Joaquin
Grady Sherwood of Canton
Rosie Webb of Broken Arrow
Nieces and nephews
D'Antheny Warren, DeAndrea Warren, Jasmine Hollins, Kendra Hollins, Ely Sherwood, and one on the way
Aunts
Sheila Pearce and family of Broken Arrow, OK
Sherry Frost and family of Coweta, OK.

If desired, memorials may be made to Children’s Health, 1935 Medical District Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75235.


04/27/2015

Angie Michelle Harrison-Garrett died April 24, 2015 at Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral services for Angie Michelle Harrison-Garrett will be Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Abundant Love Ministries (1218 Shelbyville St., Center, Texas) Funeral services will be at 11:00am. Bro. Larry Howard will be officiating.

Her survivors are:
Husband:
Calvin Gaddis Jr of Center, Texas

Sons:
Jamorian Harrison & Jamarius Harrison of Center, Texas

Daughters:
Jamya Gaddis & Cajaevia Gaddis of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Sonya Green & Luvinci Harrison of Nacogdoches, Texas

Visitation will be Friday, May 1, 2015 from the hours of 7-9 at Hicks Chapel (804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas).

The burial will be at Westview Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King, Center, Texas.


Gregory Dewayne McClure, age 59, of Tenaha passed away Sunday night, April 26, 2015 at his residence in Tenaha. Funeral service will be at 11am Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Benford Chapel Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas with a lay-in-state prior to service from 10am until 11am. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Pastor Joseph Hall, Sr. to officiate.

He is survived by:

Mother, Faye McClure of Tenaha

Daughters:
LaKendra Thompson of Tenaha
Anitra Williams of Messiquita, Texas

Son, Chregg Henderson of Longview

6 Grandchildren

Brothers:
James McClure, Jr. of Houston
Elvis McClure of Tenaha
Kenneth McClure of Tenaha
Aubrey McClure of Timpson

Sisters:
Mattie Fields of Killeen
Deborah McClure of Tenaha
Maxcine Berry of Tenaha

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


Roy Samuel Crawford, 92, of Timpson, TX, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Garrison, TX. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday, April 27, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born December 25, 1922 in Jefferson, Arkansas, Roy Samuel Crawford was the son of the late Samuel Lewis and Mattie Williams Crawford. He and his late wife were married on April 6, 1940, in Indianola, Oklahoma. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great great grandfather. Mr. Roy loved spending time outdoors. There was always grass to be mowed, pine straw to be picked up and garden to grow.

Survivors include:

Son, Roy Crawford Jr. of Whitney, Texas

Daughters:
Betty Eldredge of Timpson, Texas
Louise Koiner and husband Richard of Clarksville, Texas

7 grandchildren
Cindy Rhodes and husband Bobby
Sandy Jones and husband Carroll
Lisa Thompson and husband Charles
Stephanie Harris and husband Chris
Jeffery Crawford
Mike Koiner
Nancy Lawson and husband Roland

11 great-grandchildren and 9 great great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Roy Crawford was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Audrey Crawford; and son-in-law, Bro. Sammy Eldredge.

The family of Roy Crawford is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.


04/24/2015

Matthew (Matt) Alan Hibbard, age 35, passed away peacefully April 22, 2015, in his home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Matt was born July 6, 1979, in Nacogdoches, Texas and leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Kaye Yoder of Nacogdoches; father, Joe Hibbard of Chireno; sisters, Kim Williams of Nacogdoches and Nicole Lyon of San Jose, California; grandmother, Charlene Kraemer of Center; grandmother, Molly Barton of Center; grandfather, LD Hibbard of Chireno; and a loving group of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

He grew up in Nacogdoches and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. From an early age he was fascinated with the sound and rumble of engines which led to his remarkable ability to break down any complex machine and build it back to perfection. This fascination went from Tonka trucks to lawn mowers and led to his love of motorcycles and flying through the air in motocross competitions as a teenager. He attended Nacogdoches High School, shortly thereafter worked as a Product Supervisor on offshore oil and gas production platforms and attended Angelina College.

Matt coped with mental health issues overcoming many obstacles in his life. While he was inspired by his family to be strong, he made just as big of an impact to those around him with his kind heart and perseverance. The love he had for his family, his hopes and dreams along for his compassion for the world around him is best expressed through the many poems that he wrote and we can now treasure in his memory.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Andrew Kraemer of Center.

Many thanks to family, friends and neighbors for your love, support and prayers.

Visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Cason Monk-Metcalf's Sunset Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to: The Menninger Clinic, Love Inc Nacogdoches, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.


Weldon “Chuck” Tamplin, 87, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 in New Braunfels.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Tamplin was born July 7, 1927 in Huxley to Kage Tamplin and Rosa Vaughn Tamplin. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Tamplin was a member of the Masonic Lodge Lake Shore Drive in Port Arthur and Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Susan Angelle and husband, Glen, of Beaumont
Vicki Smith and husband, Jerry, of New Braunfels

Grandchildren:
Hayley Turgeon and husband, Travis
Tanner Jorgensen
Jared Porter

Great Grandson: Nathan Turgeon

Brother: Brodie Tamplin and wife, Bobbie, of Houston

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Dell Tamplin
Parents: Kage Tamplin and Rosa Vaughn Tamplin
Brothers: Dwight Tamplin, Zach Tamplin

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


04/23/2015

James Wesley Kellum, 72, of Timpson, Texas passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, surrounded by his family. James was born on February 25, 1943 to his parents, Wesley Wayne Kellum and Donnie Delia Broseh Kellum. Funeral services for James will take place Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Timpson. Brother Eric Pledger will officiate. Interment will follow immediately at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Visitation for James will be on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.

James was born in the community of Silas, Texas. He lived in Silas his whole life. He attended Timpson High School. He owned Kellum Logging and cut timber for the area for many, many years before retiring. During his life he enjoyed anything having to do with the outdoors. Fishing and hunting were among his favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. James was a faithful member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

James is survived by his loving wife, Judy. They met on a blind date arranged by one of his cousins. On May 21, 1994, they were married. He is also survived by his son Joshua Kellum and his wife, Candace; daughter, Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Terry; step-sons Ritchie Arnold and James Arnold and his wife, Donna; step-daughters Michele Cheavens and January Turner and her husband Steven; grandchildren Jessica, Jaycee, Travis, Jeramie, Janna, Bradlee, T.J., David, Chasity, Ashley, Nadina, River, Jordan, Michael, Jace, Piper, Zachary, Jacob and Addison, as well as four great grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Donna Stone and one grandson Jonathan Kellum.

Pallbearers for James will be Jessie Pipes, Joe Pledger, Mike Pledger, Chris Pate, Larry Malloy and Phillip Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bubba Arnold, Ritchie Arnold and Steven Turner.

In order to convey your condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.


Richard Harding Hallett “Rick Magee”, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Charlie Bush officiating.

He was born February 26, 1949 in Rhode Island to Richard Hallett and Katharine Jones Hallett. He was an ordained minister and was active in the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

He is survived by
Children:
Morgan Magee of Center
Collin Bush and husband, Colt, of Center
Isaac Magee of Alpharetta, Georgia

Grandchildren:
Jacelyn Rhone
Carson Bush
Cambree Bush

Sister: Ellen Dominique of Columbia, Missouri

Preceded in death by
Father: Richard Hallett
Mother: Katharine Jones Magee
Step-father: Wayne Magee

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

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


Laura Ellon Bounds Phelps Rainbolt, 81, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating, eulogy and remarks given by Martha Lou Carroll. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, April 24, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 27, 1934 in Many, LA to Walter Morris and Johnyne (Phillips) Bounds. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center and Beta Sigma Phi.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Walter and Johnyne Bounds, Husband, Walter C. “Bo” Rainbolt, Son, Randy Phelps and Son, Walter Rainbolt.

She is survived by:
Children:
Mark & Jane Phelps of Center
Jon Rholes of Kyle
Laura Jo & Kirk Richardson of Jasper

Grandchildren:
Dianne Phelps
Kelly Bara & husband, Troy
Ryan Rholes & wife, Irina Burcott-Rholes
Cassidy & Caiden Rainbolt
Avery, Alex & Alivia Richardson

Great-Grandchildren:
Finley Bara
Sofia Rholes

Sister:
Margaret Ihlo of Center

Brother:
Walter “Buster” Bounds & wife, Carolyn of Center
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

In Lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the Pinkston/Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 152, Center, Texas 75935 (Memo: In memory of Walter Rainbolt) or the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter St, Center, Texas 75935



Mrs Cristine Lane, 93, of Lufkin, Texas passed away on Tuesday evening, April 21, 2015 at Southland Nursing Center.

Services for Mrs. Lane will be Friday, April 24, 2015 starting at 1pm at the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center, Texas with interment to follow at the Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Pastor Lucien Tatum will be officiating the services.

Mrs. Lane is survived by:
Nieces:
Pam Martin (Joe) of Nacogdoches, Texas, Tammie Caraway (Keith) of Tyler, Texas, Patsy Stephenson of Carson, California
Nephew
Billy Harris (Beverly) of Beaumont, Texas
Godson
Jimmy Ervin of North Carolina

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


Allen Paul Shuemaker, 33, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Randall Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Buckner Cemetery in Center.

Allen was born October 9, 1981 in Shelby County to Bobby Shuemaker and Manuela Wilkinson Shuemaker.

He is survived by
Sons:
Matthew Colby Shuemaker of Kirbyville
Chance Allen Shuemaker of Joaquin

Parents: Bobby and Manuela Shuemaker of Tenaha

Sister: Lee Ann Shuemaker of Dallas

Numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Mozelle Wilkinson, Mitchell Wilkinson, Gladys Boykin, Woodrow Shuemaker

Pallbearers will be Tommy Joe Wilkinson, Michael Stringer, Jason Stringer, Matthew Turner, Tommy Lee Amburn and Bobby Cumberland. Honorary pallbearer will be Billy Cook.

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


04/21/2015

Margie Dockens Garrett, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at her residence.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating.

Mrs. Garrett was born September 18, 1951 in Center to Clarence Dockens and Willie Dee Elliott Dockens.

She is survived by
Husband: George Randall “Randy” Garrett of Joaquin, Texas

Children:
Richard Jones of Joaquin
Maranda Knox and husband, Mike, of Eddy, Texas
Summer Covington and husband, Jody, of Joaquin, Texas
Chip May and wife, Kendra, of Joaquin, Texas
Luke Garrett and wife, Ginger, of Joaquin, Texas
Cristal Vasquez and husband, Salvador, of Opelousas, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Melissa Jones
Rachael Jones
Mariah Glover
Seth Knox
Maddie Covington
Jacey Covington
Lane Covington
Kensleah Loftin
Sage Davis
Khloe May
Sadie May
Jacob Vasquez
Molly Vasquez
Betsy Vasquez
Ally Garrett
Lauren Garrett
Whitney Garrett

Brother: Harold Dockens of Joaquin, Texas

Preceded in death by
Grandson: Kane May
Parents: Clarence Dockens and Willie Dee Elliott Dockens
Brother: Charles Dockens

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


04/20/2015

Charlie Mack Bussey, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Mr. Bussey was born November 9, 1937 in Center to Malcom Lee Bussey and Mattie Lou Steele Bussey. He served in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Beth Bussey Jones of Nacogdoches, Texas
Glyn Bussey Sloan and husband, Larry, of Groesbeck, Texas

Son: Chuck Bussey of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Barbara Windham of Bossier City, Louisiana
Mary Lou Lout and husband, Howard of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Reese Monroe
Luke Sloan
Savannah Sloan Maxey and husband, Ben
Sarah Sloan and Josh Willis
Weston Jones
Jacob Bussey
Julia Bussey
Samantha Sloan

Great-Grandchildren:
Charlie Maxey
Eli Maxey

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Lucretia Liem Bussey
Parents: Malcom Lee Bussey and Mattie Lou Steele Bussey
Brother-in-law: John D. Windham

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



Bo Barbe, 79, of the Aiken Community of Shelby County, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with L.D. Eddins officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Barbe was born November 12, 1935 in Shelby County to Charles N. Barbe and Lois McKinzie Barbe. He graduated from Center High School in 1953. Mr. Barbe went on to further his education at SFA, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1957 and his Masters Degree in 1963. He was a teacher at Excelsior Common School District, Timpson ISD and Center ISD. Mr. Barbe also worked at Shelby County Co-op. He was a member of Shelby County Farm Bureau, SFA Alumni Association and Excelsior ISD School Board. Mr. Barbe loved sports of all kinds, especially enjoying basketball and hunting. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by
Wife of 57 years: Linda Jones Barbe

Children:
Deborah Poquette and husband, Lee
John Barbe and wife, Keely

Grandchildren:
Chase Barbe
Connor Barbe
Carson Barbe

Sisters-in-law:
Patricia Webb and husband, Dr. James Webb
Jerry Sowell and husband, Robert

Brother-in-law:
Richard Thomason
O.A. Bailey

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charles N. Barbe and Lois McKinzie Barbe
Sister: Jo Thomason

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Barbe’s name to Pinkston Roughrider Scholarship Fund, PO Box 152, Center, Texas 75935.

Pallbearers will be James Miles, Don Wheeler, Lee Sowell, Benny Ray Russell, Doyle Carter and Lane Dunn. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Stevens, Bobby Collins, Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Excelsior School Board.

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



Titus Nathaniel Brandon, 78, of Timpson, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Nacogdoches. He was born on August 1, 1936 in Troup, Texas, the son of Effie and Curtis Brandon. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, April 20, at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM at First Assembly of God Church with Brother E.J. Adams and Brother Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Being a pastor’s son, Titus moved around the area a lot growing up. He went to high school in Sour Lake, Texas. He was a person who loved deeply. His family was a very important part of his life. Titus loved spending time with family, especially his grandkids. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as gardening. Titus was very involved in the music ministry at First Assembly, and he’s a legend in the community with his country music. His passion was playing his guitar and singing, he blessed so many people through the years. He served on the board of First Assembly for over 35 years. Titus owned Brandon Heating and Air. He faithfully served his community’s air conditioning and heating needs for 47 years. Titus was an endowed member of the Timpson Masonic Lodge #437. He served their HVAC needs as well.

Titus is survived by his wife, Barbara. They were happily married for 57 years. Titus always said that the greatest event of his life was the day he met Barbara Hayes. They were married on December 21, 1957.

He is also survived by:
Daughters:
Kathy Brandon and Lois Brandon
Brothers:
Joseph Brandon, Sidney Brandon and his wife, Linda and Johnny Brandon and his wife, Joyce
Sisters Lois Brackin and her husband, Forrest and Eunice Humphrey and her husband, Rusty
Sisters-in-law:
Bea McDonald and Era Bell Inglis
Grandchildren:
Jonathan Williams and his wife, Jeania, Elijah Williams, Aaron Brandon, Joshua Cooper and his wife, Chelsea, Jesse Spruiell, Adam Cooper and Amber Cooper
Great-grandchildren:
Mallory Williams, Brayden LaGrone, Kayden Cooper and Avery Cooper
A host of nieces and nephews
Special friends
Robert Watts and Smokey Barclay.

Titus was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Janet Brandon and sister Dorothy Nutt.

Pallbearers for Titus will be Jonathan Williams, Elijah Williams, Aaron Brandon, Joshua Cooper, Adam Cooper and Jesse Spruiell.

The family of Titus Brandon is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.



Mary Ruth Green McKibben was born on March 31st 1923 in Timpson Texas. She was the youngest child of Joe John Green and Ruth Blankenship Green. Mary grew up in Timpson, where she attended the local public schools. She went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1943, and then attended medical school at the University of Texas at Galveston, graduating with her M.D. in June of 1946. Mary served her internship at the St. Louis, Missouri City Hospital where she met her future husband, J.W. “Mac” McKibben. They married in 1947.

Mac and Mary moved to San Francisco and then to Texas as they continued their medical training and started a family. In 1954 Mac and Mary and their two children moved to Modesto, California. Here Mary practiced anesthesiology for the next 34 years at Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1988.

Mary was an avid traveler and hiker. She and Mac travelled to many exotic places, including Antarctica and the Far East. They hiked the base camps of the Himalayas, and climbed Kilimanjaro. They especially enjoyed hiking in the high Sierras, and Yosemite was always a special place for both of them.

Mary’s husband Mac died in 2004. By that time, Mary was already suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. In 2006, Mary was moved to Pasadena, California to be closer to family to facilitate care for her continuously progressing disease. She died peacefully on April 17, 2015 at the age of 92.

Mary is survived by Two Children and Four Grandchildren. Her son Frederick McKibben and daughter in law Diane Danis of Pasadena, California, and their children Jeffrey McKibben and Elizabeth McKibben; her daughter Helen McKibben of Bethesda, Maryland and her children John Rasmussen and Jacob Caffrey.

Graveside Service will be on April 25, 2015 at 1pm at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.
The McKibben family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.


04/19/2015

Kathleen Elizabeth Kane, 63 of Nacogdoches, passed away Thursday morning, April 16, 2015 in Oak Manor Nursing Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Bobie (James) Grimes of Nacogdoches, Texas

4 Grandchildren

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


Clifford Ray Sparks, Jr., age 56 of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday morning, April 16, 2015 at Center Nacogdoches Medical Center Emergency Room, Center, Texas. Services will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11am at St. Paul Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10am until 11am prior to services at St. Paul Baptist Church. Interment to follow at McWilliams Cemetery Shelbyville, Texas with Pastor Freddie D. Wilson officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Evelyn Sparks of Shelbyville

Daughter, Bonishaia (Judge) Davis of Houston, Texas

Sons:
SirRoderick Sparks of Houston, Texas
Fredrick Sparks of Houston, Texas

6 Grandchildren

Mother, Cecil Lee Sparks of Shelbyville, Texas

Sisters:
Gloria Harris of Center, Texas
Linda Robertson of Center, Texas
Theresa (Glenn) Lathan of Shelbyville, Texas

Brothers:
Melvin Robertson of Center, Texas
Ray Charles (Barbra) Sparks of Shelbyville, Texas

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


Ben Johnson, 82 of Timpson, Texas, passed away Friday night, April 17, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Service will be held Saturday, April 25th at 1pm at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church of Timpson, Texas with interment to follow at Antioch Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. Pastor Cedric Grace will officiate the services.

Mr. Johnson is survived by:

Son
Ben Johnson III of Abilene, Texas

Special Niece and Nephew
Lucy and Allen Gossett of Timpson

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


Flora Bell Kirkpatrick Wedgeworth, age 86, passed away April 18, 2015. Graveside Service and laid to rest will be at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas on April 21, 2015 at 2pm.

Ms Flo, a longtime resident of Timpson, is a native of Jacksonville. She also lived in Beaumont and Houston for a number of years.

Proceeded in death:
Husband: Melvin Wedgeworth Sr
Parents: Mollie Frances Erwin and James Isaac Kirkpatrick
Sister: Christine Kirkpatrick Dove
Brothers: Prentice, Ragsdale, and Forrest Kirkpatrick
Son in Law: Butch Jacobs
Grandchild: Baby Welsh

Survivors:

Sisters: Edris Kirkpatrick Adams and Pauline Kirkpatrick Wagner of Jacksonville

Children:
Diane Welsh (David) of Houston, Donna Nash (Jimmy) of Timpson, Dale Jacobs and Melvin Wedgeworth Jr of Beaumont

Grands:
Dena Jacobs Hadnot, Jeffrey Welsh, Luke Maddox, Lindsey Welsh Worchesik, Randi Maddox Herod, Melvin Wedgeworth III (Trey)

Great Grands: Gabe Herod, Brooke Welsh-Jebbia, Nic Hadnot, Clayton Worchesik, Isabella Wedgeworth, Kyle Wedgeworth

Mom loved Jesus with her whole heart, and she was ready to go with him when He called her. She waited for Jesus for a very long time. He came to take her home with Him when He had her heavenly mansion prepared. She is rejoicing and singing praises to Jesus in heaven today, and she is walking on streets of gold. She entered the pearly gates in awe, greeted by all the ones she dearly loved and missed so much when they were gone from this earthly life. She is expecting us to join her there, when each of us make our own personal journey across the Jordan into Paradise.

Faithful daughter of her Lord and Savior, she was a servant of His. She sang in the choir at her church for many years. She prayed for her family every night as she called each one by name. She baked yummy buttermilk pies for everybody when food was requested. She was an Eastern Star. She was Mom and Nannie to her grands and great grands. She never smoked or drank or cussed. She never worked outside her home. She was a prayer warrior. She was a good wife, a good mom and grandmother, a good cook, a good housekeeper, and a good friend.

Honorary Pallbearers: Melvin Wedgeworth Jr, Jeffrey Welsh, Luke Maddox, Trey Wedgeworth, Gabe Herod, Nic Hadnot, Clayton Worchesik, Kyle Wedgeworth, Mike Herod, Tim Worchesik, David Welsh, Jimmy Nash

Special thanks to Rita McGowan, Emma Boles, Chaplain Dee Daniel, and all of the other wonderful compassionate Alzheimer’s caregivers at Accolade Hospice.

Thank you for an inspiring send off message Brother Gene Maddox.

Extra special thanks, all our love, and a special heavenly crown should be given to Donna Gail- special middle daughter- for her dedication in caring for Mom for several years, when she needed her the most.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.

"Mom we love you bunches, we will miss you, and in anxious anticipation, we wait to join you and Daddy one day soon. Tell Daddy we all say hey! That’s our Momma!"

Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


John “JB” Madison Hughes Jr., 45, of Oak Leaf, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 9th, 2015. He was born on December 5th, 1969, in Hempstead, Texas, to John “Johnny” Madison Hughes Sr. and Barbara “Babs” Preston. JB was raised in the towns of Huntsville, Center, and Dallas, Texas, and was a surveyor all over the US for 24 years. He was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Baylor Bears, the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks, and the St. Louis Blues. JB was a devoted husband and a loving and supportive father and grandfather.

JB was preceded in death by his mother, Babs Preston; his sister, Roni Riggs; his uncle, Robert “Bobby” Burns; his grandfather, Robert “Bob” Burns; his grandparents, Velton Bee and Bonnie Ruth Franks Hughes; his brother-in-law, Vinny Diaz; and his granddaughter, Alayah Dawn Goodman.

He is survived by his soul mate, Leanna Hughes; his daughters and their families, Courtney and DJ Divers, Roni, Tyler and baby Waylon John Boidy, and Lauren Hughes; his father, John Hughes; his grandmother, Faye Burns; his step-father, Doug Preston; his aunts and uncles, Terri Cox, Bonnie B Hughes Lane, Annette Burns, and Veda, Sherry, Deryl and Eddie Preston; his in-laws, Bill and Deana Lovsey and Brenda and Irv Albrecht; his siblings, Jon Robert and Marilyn Hughes Pfeiffer, Niki, Jeb and baby Kinlee Chesson, Shelly and Jason Wells, Austin and April Preston, Jesse and Heather Hughes, Dennis and Melanie Preston, Billy Joe and Randi Brown, Ashley Nelson, Kasey Preston, Steven Preston; and his in-laws, Billie, Mike, Zina, Kerri, Melinda, Toni, Billy, and Todd; and many, many more family and friends that JB loved dearly.

In short, JB was an all-around amazing man who will be loved and missed by many. His memorial service will be Thursday, April 16 at 4p.m. at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County in Waxahachie, Texas.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute (in honor of his granddaughter Alayah) or the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (in honor of his mother Babs).
fetalcare@ssmhc.com

Services under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie, Texas.


04/17/2015

Ruby Bullock, 82, of Center, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Home.

She will be cremated and No services are planned at this time.

She was born May 15, 1932 in Rusk, Texas to Willie T. Bullock and Kizze Mae (Richardson) Bullock.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Willie and Kizze Mae Bullock, Sister, Willie Fenley & Brother, Roy Bullock.

She is survived by:
Brother:
Robert Bullock of Rosharon
Niece:
Kathy Casey of Shelbyville
Numerous other Family & Friends


Walter Cullen Chadwick, 30, of Horseshoe Beach, Florida passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Horseshoe Beach, Florida. He was born on April 25, 1984 in Bryan, Texas, the son of Walter Jonathan Chadwick and Susan Jo Callaway. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home on Monday, April 20, 2015. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at County Line Cemetery. Brother Josh Walters will officiate.

Cullen is survived by:

Parents, Jonathan Chadwick and Jo Brown

Brother, Nicholas Chadwick

Maternal grandparents, Joe and Ann Callaway of College Station.

Cullen was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter C. Chadwick and Nadine Chadwick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

The Chadwick family is being served by the Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.


04/15/2015

Merline (Luman) Metcalf, 89, of Panama City, FL formerly of Shelby County, passed away on January 3, 2015.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ in Center with Bro. Shak Arlington officiating.

She was born April 17, 1924 in Shelby County to Bud and Nonie (McSwain) Luman.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Delores Brown of Baconton, GA

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


The memorial sevice for Jean Whitley and Joe Bruton will be held at Jean Whitley's home in Timpson from 2-5pm on Saturday, April 18th.


04/14/2015

Larry Clinton Roberts, 72, of Baytown, TX was born August 29, 1942, in Houston and passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in his home surrounded by family. Larry graduated from Milby High School in 1960 and attended the University of Houston prior to enlisting in the U. S. Army. He served in the 2nd Armored Division as a Sharpshooter and Paratrooper. He was a very proud Vietnam Veteran. Larry (PaPaw) was a devoted son and brother and anybody who ever met him quickly learned to love him and his infectious smile. He was a charmer with a big heart and loved spending time with his family, epically his grandchildren. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed being at the deer lease, sitting around the campfire with friends and telling stories. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Ray Roberts and his mother and stepfather, Marie Lebo Stuart and J. E. Stuart.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sharla and Richard Bigler; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Roberts; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanie and Dale Costilow; grandchildren, Brett and Bailey Bigler and Nicole, Lindsay, and Lauren Roberts; and great grandchild, McKenzie Frederick.

His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Friday, April 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Graveside services with military honors will follow at 10:45 a.m. at the Houston National Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kurt Costilow, Wade Costilow, Donnie Jones, Russell Graham, Keith Bigler, and Ronnie Callaway.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.


04/13/2015

Funeral services for Infant, DeMarcus Bennett Jr. will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Drive). Rev. Wilbert Simmons will be officiating.

Infant, DeMarcus Bennett Jr. survivals are:

Parents: DeMarcus Bennett Sr. & Shaunice Smith

Brothers:
JuMareus McCollister
Wyatt McCollister

Sisters:
Kristen Johnson
Imani Smith
Ella Bennett

Grandmothers: Ella D Bennett & Maxine Moore

Great-Grandmother: Verlene Moore

Visitation will be Friday, April 17, 2015 from 4-6 at Hicks Chapel

Burial will be at Westview Cemetery

Services under direction of Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas.


***Updated service information

Services for Infant, Jaecyon Matthew Short will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:00am, at St Paul Baptist Church, due to the weather. Bro Freddie Willison will be officiating. Interment at Westview Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Parents: Jaelyn Short & Cidnee Williams

Grandparents: Tommy & Tabitha Williams
Craig & Lisa Garrett

Great-Grandmothers: Imojean Williams, Polley Garrett of Nacogdoches, & Laurice Robinson

Services under direction of Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Drive


Blue Bell Jenkins, 85, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center with Shepherd Howard Cloudy officiating. Burial will follow at West View Cemetery. The wake will be Friday, April 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 12, 1929 in Shelby County to Dillon and Myra Coleman. She was member of the Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ church. She worked for Holly Farms and the Shelby County Sheriff’s office.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dillon and Myra Coleman, Husband, Hudson Jenkins, Daughter, Helen Jenkins Haynes, Daughter, Lee Elma Jenkins and Brothers, Jim Coleman & Edmond Coleman.

She is survived by:
Grandchildren:
Lavetha Jenkins Scott & husband, Bobby of Huntsville
Lisa Jenkins McNealy & husband, Joe of Dallas
LaDonna Jenkins Bailey & husband, Chadwick of Houston
LaDerrica Pitts Williams & husband, Gary of Tyler
Chris Jenkins & wife, Stephanie of Huntsville
Veleka Haynes of Houston
Krashaun Haynes of Houston
Denise Hewitt of Shelbyville

18 Great-Grandchildren

5 Great-great-Grandchildren
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


04/12/2015

Jose Gustavo Tovar, 42, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father, Jose Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Monday, April 13, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 11, 1972 in Mexico to Vicente Tovar and Delfina Guzman Tovar. He worked for LATX Operation in Waskom.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Vicente Tovar, Brother, Jose Luis Tovar and Sister, Maria Francisca Tovar.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Maria Francisca Tovar of Tenaha

Sons:
Brady A. Tovar
Gustavo Tovar, Jr.

Daughters:
Francisca Tovar
Estefani Tovar

Mother:
Delfina Tovar

Brothers:
Jose R. Tovar
Israel Tovar
Ramiro Tovar
Jose Joel Tovar & wife, Maria L.
Jose G. Tovar & wife, Erika
Vicente Tovar & wife, Yesenia
Isidro Martinez

Sisters:
Maria E. Tovar & husband, Jose
Maria M. Rico & husband, Jose
Maria A. Sandoval & husband, Ciro
Delfina Rico & husband, Arturo
Maria L. Perales & husband, Orlando

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, 2 Great-Nephews, 1 Great-Niece &
Numerous Uncles & Aunts

Pallbearers:
Gustavo Tovar, Jr., Brady A. Tovar, Jeffry Rico,
Reyes Rico, Jose Guadalupe Tovar, Jose Elorza,
Orlando Perales, Isidro Martinez & Jonathan Rico

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


04/11/2015

Dolores Ann Walker, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Walker was born May 14, 1936 in Center to Tilmon Warr and Gladys Hughes Warr. She was a teacher in the Children’s Department of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Gene Walker of Center

Children:
Laura Walker of Center
Steve Walker and wife, Catherine, of Buna

Grandchildren:
Caitlin Stevens and husband, Bart, of College Station
Lane Walker of College Station

Brothers:
Kenneth Warr of Caren Crow, Louisiana
Gaylon Warr of Ft. Walton, Florida

Pallbearers will be Barton Brown, John Black, Jack Nichols, James Greer, Phil Worsham and Bryan Wages. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Giddens, McNeil Moore, John Bender and Jason Locke.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Children’s Department, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935 or Short Cemetery Fund, PO Box 854, Center, Texas 75935.

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


04/10/2015

Sarah Caldwell Lancelin, departed from her earthly home, entering into her eternal home, the Celestial City, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the age of 85.

A native of Center, Texas, Sarah had a compassionate, giving, and dedicated spirit. During her life, she touched the lives of numerous people. Sarah served 20 years as a dutiful nurse at the University of Texas Medical Branch (M.D. Anderson.) She later transitioned to positively impact the lives of our youth, serving as an educator in the Houston Independent School District for over 20 years. She held membership in many organizations and received a host of acclamations, awards, and certifications. Sarah was a dynamic mother, an amazing grandmother, an affectionate sister, a remarkable neighbor, and an incredible friend. Her worldly knowledge coupled with her immediate experience yielded positive results. She was a committed community activist, a profound public speaker, and an avid gardener who enjoyed landscaping.

She was the mother of four children: Brenda Taylor, Lynda Mosley, Joel Moore and Yvonne Winston. Sarah was a grandmother of six children and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, twelve siblings, and one great grandchild.

She leaves to cherish her beautiful memory a sister, Leanna Martin Goree, her children, grandchildren, family members, loved ones and dear friends.

Homegoing services will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015, 9:00AM-11:00AM (Viewing), 11:00AM (Service), Palm Center Church of Christ, 6103 Beekman Road, Houston, Texas 77021.

Services are under the direction of McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. Online condolences can be signed at www.mccoyandharrison.com.


04/09/2015

Delores Jo Nichols was born July 13, 1947 in Garrison, Texas to Emmitt and Annie (Barton) Moore. She entered into rest on April 2, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas.

Memorial Service will be, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:30 am at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Garrison, Texas

Surviving Family:
Husband:
John D. Nichols of Garrison, Texas

Sister:
Barbara Frederick of Garrison, Texas

Daughters:
Deana Ward and husband Brady of Bagosa, Colorado, Penny Harris and husband Brian of Garrison, Texas

14 Grandchildren
9 Great-Grandchildren

Sister-In-Law: Shirley Palmer of Lake of Pines, Texas

Numerous nephews, nieces and a host of friends

Preceded in death by: Daughter Susan Ann Berry son-in-law Joe Berry and both parents

Service under the directions of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


04/08/2015

Brooksie Griffin Tindol, 67, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery.

Mrs. Tindol was born March 13, 1948 in Center to George Wesley Griffin and Lois Campbell Griffin.

She is survived by
Husband: Roy Tindol of Center

Children:
Sylvia McDonald of Timpson
Johnny Tindol and wife, Jolene, of Joaquin
Ricky Tindol and wife, Diane, of Shelbyville

Son-in-law: Tamer Hannah of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Ryan McDonald
Shelby Tindol
Steven Tindol
Jessica Tindol
Mitchell Tindol
Mena Hannah
Eric Hannah

Great Grandchildren:
Madelyn Choice
Cherish Choice

Sisters:
Bobbie Roberts and husband, Troy
Barbara Cruse
Betty Shull and husband, George
Beverly Hendricks and husband, Larry
Brenda Farmer

Brother: Ray Griffin and wife, Ilene

Preceded in death by
Daughters: Susan Tindol, Amanda Hannah
Parents: George Wesley Griffin and Lois Campbell Griffin
Sister: Billie Watson
Brothers: Burnice Griffin, Johnny Griffin

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


Wayne Gundermann, 60, of Center, Texas, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015, at St. Luke Health Memorial of Lufkin.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Emken Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 13th at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Rosary to follow Visitation at 7:00 p.m.

Wayne Gundermann was born June 23, 1954, In Texas City, to Walter Gundermann, Jr. and Dorothy LaCombe Gundermann. He graduated from Texas City high school and was employed with Tyson foods as a Truck Driver. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center, Texas. Wayne will always be remembered for his wittiness.

He is preceded in death by mother, Dorothy Lacombe Gundermann; grandmother, Kathryn Gundermann Carlin; grandfather’s, Walton Gundermann, Flournoy Carlin; cousins, Danny and Ronnie Gundermann;

Survivors include:

His wife of 33 years: Karen Zwahr Gundermann

Daughters:
Kayla Gundermann
Kelly Trevino

Son: Wayne Gundermann, Jr.

Father: Walter Gundermann, Jr.

Sister: Dianne Incalcaterra, and husband, Artie

Brother: Walter Gundermann III, and wife, Joan

Grandchildren:
Michael
Sydney
Jonathon Trevino
Brooke May
Kaylie Gundermann
John and Hayley Hardage

Great-grandchildren:
Joshua James
Kaden Jacee
Kyle Trevino

Numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and many friends.


04/07/2015

Mr. Royce (Red) Raymond Earl, 71, of Timpson passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Funeral services will be held on April 11, 2015 starting at 11am at First Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson, Pastor Harold Patton, officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Timpson.

Royce was born in Timpson to the late Mr. Benny Early and Mrs. Juanita Earl and his grandparents were the late Mr. Oliver Earl and Mrs. Fannie Earl. He received his education at Timpson ISD and he was a member of the class of 1963.

His livelihood included cattle, which he enjoyed raising, and logging. He attended Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson.

Royce leaves to cherish memories:
Wife: Alice Sue Earl of Timpson
Daughters:
Sandee Davis of Houston
Jerlina Morrision (Dwight) of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky

Granddaughter: Nadirah Perkins of Houston
Brother: Willie Earl (Joe) of Timpson
God-daughter: Aliyah Glacier (LeLe) of Timpson and a host of cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother Benny Louis Earl.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


Jane Lillian Allen, 68, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 at Saints Rest Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Ms. Allen was born September 9, 1946 in Lufkin to James Sidney Allen and Mary Frances Edwards Allen.

She is survived by
Children:
James Colwell Sr. and wife, Brandy, of Nacogdoches
Mary Colwell of Martinsville
Misty Golden and husband, Robert, of Buna

Grandchildren:
Kayla Colwell
Hollie Colwell
James Colwell Jr.
Lydell Berg Jr. and wife, Crystal
Katie Byrd and husband, Chester
Christopher Golden
Luke Doles and wife, Cara
Samantha Knight
Heather Jernigan
Lillian Jernigan

Great Grandchildren:
Breia
Cody
Aubrey
Ataley
Mikyla
Christian
Presliee
Sarah

Sisters:
Cindy Lynch and husband, Jack, of Martinsville
Mary Ann Allen of Cushing

Uncle: Guy Long and wife, Loma of Nacogdoches

Special Friend: Clarence Stockton of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Sidney Allen and Mary Frances Edwards Allen
Brothers: Harry Allen, Sam Allen

Pallbearers will be Chester Byrd, Christopher Golden, Luke Doles, Dustin Windham, James Colwell and Jack Lynch. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Golden, Lydell Berg Jr.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to help with final expenses.

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


04/06/2015

Janet Elaine Cunning Clark, 64, of Center, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd and Bro. Don Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Clark was born March 10, 1951 in Amarillo to George T. Cunning and Penny Lorene Wunneberger Cunning. She loved to garden and paint. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church in the Neuville Community of Shelby County.

She is survived by
Husband: George R. Clark of Center, Texas

Sons:
Scooter Clark and wife, Stacie, of Center, Texas
Chris Clark and wife, Sena, of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Colby Clark and wife, Jessi
Zac Clark
Christopher P. Clark
Brett Clark
Shealyn Clark

Great-Grandchildren:
Lexi Clark
C.J. Clark
Elijah Clark

Brother: George T. Cunning Jr. and wife, Laura, of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sister: Janice Denniston and husband, Lloyd, of Highland Village, Texas

Best Friend: Renea Sanders of Center, Texas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: George T. Cunning and Penny Lorene Wunneberger Cunning
Daughter: Penny Lynn Clark
Brother: Sammy Cunning

Pallbearers will be Colby Clark, Brett Clark, Zac Clark, Gaije Ranes, Christopher P. Clark and Garrett Stanley.

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


04/06/2015

Mr. C.D. Kauffman, 94, of Shelbyville, Texas died Thursday, April 2, 2015.  Funeral services for Mr. Kauffman will by Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Carroll Chapel CME Church (302 FM 2694) at 1:00pm.  Rev. Aromond Cauley will be officiating.

Mr. Kauffman is survived by a host of nieces and nephew.

Visitation will be Friday, April 10, 2015 from the hours of 7pm-9pm. Burial will be at Carrol Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King, Center, Texas. 


Billie Eaves McDaniel Davis , 77, of the Neuville Community, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble & Bro. Gerald Sowell officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 24, 1937 in Shelby County to Allen and Odell (Spann) Eaves. She worked for AT&T for many years. She also worked for Holiday Nursing Home & Green Acres Nursing Home as a nurses aid.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Allen & Odell Eaves, Husband, L.C. McDaniel, Husband, Charles Ray Davis & Sister, Joyce Windham.

She is survived by:
3 Children:
Kathy Ford & husband, William of Bronson, Debbie Loftin & husband, Ronald of Joaquin, Marty McDaniel & wife, Ann of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Jamie Lindsey & husband, Thomas, Brandon Loftin, Allen Loftin & wife, Ashley, Daniel Loftin & wife, Katy, Jeremy McDaniel, Zac McDaniel, Maci McDaniel

Great-Grandchildren:
Caleb Lindsey, Kensleah Loftin, Layla & Allayna Loftin, Aidan Loftin

Special Niece:
Selena Windham & husband, Steve of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Flint Calloway, James Calloway, Delana Stoker, Wynoka Crawford & Greg Windham & wife, Pam

Pallbearers:
James Daniels, Patrick Mills, Travis Cook, Ronnie Hagler, Allen Loftin & Daniel Loftin

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


04/05/2015

Cole Howard DePriest, 8, of Tenaha, was welcomed into the arms of Heaven on Friday, April 3, 2015 from injuries sustained in a horse-riding accident.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Michael Hale, Bro. Tracy Williams and Bro. John Whitworth officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Cole was born April 2, 2007 in Nacogdoches. He was a first grader at Carthage Primary School and a member of First Baptist Church in Center. Cole loved life and lived it to the fullest. He played baseball with the Carthage Dixie League and enjoyed swimming, hunting and working on the ranch. He especially enjoyed rodeoing and was a member of PYRA, East Texas Equestrian Drill Team and SCSP Association. He earned 2014 SCSP (6 and under) All-Around Champion.

Cole was a special little cowboy who never met a stranger. He had that special spark that made everyone love him. He always wore a smile as wide as the Sabine River and a grin that could melt an ice burg. At only eight, he could do more than many adults. With his infectious personality, it only took a few minutes to fall in love with him. Every person who knew Cole is better for it.

Cole seemed to live life in the fast lane as if he couldn’t get it done quickly enough – as if he knew his time here was limited. He was called home too soon, yet far too special to stay long on earth. God granted his family and friends by sending an angel to earth, even if it were for just a short space of time.

Cole is survived by
Parents: David Howard and Colette Cross DePriest of Tenaha

Sister: Abigail DePriest of Tenaha

Grandparents:
Roland & Dianne Cross of Tenaha
Joe & Edna DePriest of Clarksville

Aunt: Cicily Cross Blair and husband, Jason, of Tenaha

Uncle: Brian DePriest and wife, Tori, of Paris

Cousins:
Cason Blair
Kinley Blair
Cooper Blair
Lorelei DePriest

Great Grandmother: Buple Childress of Blue Springs, Mississippi

Numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hooker, Jim Cumbie, Garrett Hooker, Trey Cumbie, Brad Vickery, Thomas Mize and Jarrod McCuller. Honorary pallbearers will be PYRA Youth Rodeo Association Members, CBR Family, Larry Joe Eaves, Shelby County Drill Team, Tenaha Tiger Athletic Teams, Carthage Dixie Baseball League and Carthage Primary School Staff.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cole DePriest Scholarship at http://de.gofund.me/qxqbf7g

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


04/03/2015

David Wayne “Pork Bone” Taylor, 55, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Nacogodches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

David was born May 27, 1959 in Center to Darrell Lloyd Taylor and Wilsie Dee Edison Taylor. He loved to fish and work in the garden. David was a member of New Hope Methodist Church.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Ashlee O’Dell Steel and husband, Marcus, of Center
Jade LaNae Taylor and boyfriend, Clayton Peace, of Center

Mother of his children: Francine Taylor of Center

Mother: Wilsie Taylor of Center

Father: Darrell Taylor of Timpson

Sisters:
Nancy Fancher and husband, Scott, of Terrell
Rita Cohen and husband, Don, of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grandchildren:
Marcus Hunner-Dean Steel
David Allen Cole Steel

Special Friend: Joy Tarver of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Sam Taylor, Mr. & Mrs. JH Edison, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Robert Killey, Dale Warr Sr., Chris Dockens, Ronnie Davis, Kevin “Kat” McSwain, Tommy McMahon. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Soape, Mark Adams, Marcus Steel, Clayton Peace, Dallas Fancher, Shan Fancher, Lyndall Johnson, Lewis Runnels and Lloyd Scates.

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


04/01/2015

Sarah Swanzy Carlisle, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 in Center.

Ms. Carlisle was cremated and no services are planned.

Ms. Carlisle was born February 11, 1927 in Lebanon, Kentucky to Leroy Lanham and Lillie L. England Lanham.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sandra Patmor of Center

Son: William Steven Swanzy and wife, Christine, of Longview

Grandchildren:
Sara Swanzy of Longview
Tracy Sherrod and husband, Mark, of San Antonio
James Patmor and wife, Deena, of Tennessee
Justin Swanzy of Longview

Great-Grandchildren:
Clayton Sherrod
James Patmor II
Jared Patmor
Devin Brown

Sister: Mary K. Wayne of Kentucky

Preceded in death by
Husband: William “Bill” Swanzy
Husband: Paul Carlisle
Sister: Nelda Mullins
Brother: Norvelle Lanham

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

 

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