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07/30/2014

Jaunita Grace, age 62, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday morning, July 26, 2014, at her residence in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday, August 1, 2014 at Todd Springs Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Texas. Interment will be a McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas with Rev. Simmons Officiating.

She is survived by:

Husband, Alton Grace of Shelbyville

Sister, Lamerle Yarbrough of Timpson, Texas

Brother, Bluford Tailfire of Shelbyville, Texas

Sister-in-law, Terry Johnson of Houston, Texas

Aunts:
Annie Ruth Walker of Center, Texas
Pauline Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas
Bettey Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas

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


07/29/2014

Amanda Kay Haney, 22, of Timpson, TX passed away on July 27, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Mrs. Charlotte Metcalf officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Taylor Funeral Home from 5-8 PM.

Amanda was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on April 8, 1992, to Mr. Stanley Haney and Mrs. Lisa Watson Green. Amanda grew up in Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School in 2010. Amanda enjoyed hanging out with her friends, playing softball, and she had a talent for taking pictures. She was very outgoing, never met a stranger. Amanda was a rebel with a very big heart. In her mother’s words “Amanda loved with everything she had”. She worked as a nurse aid at Pinegrove Nursing Center.

Amanda is survived by her father Stanley Haney; mother, Lisa Watson Green of Tenaha, Tx; step father, Robert Green of Tenaha, Tx; brother, Bobby Bray of Tenaha, Tx; sister, Michelle Haney of Tenaha, Tx; step brother, Jeremy Green of Tenaha, Tx; step sisters, Tiffany Green and Cassi Green both of San Augustine, Tx.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jimmy and Patsy Watson and Betty Burgay.

Pallbearers will be Allen Ramsey, Jeremy Green, Shelby Green, Anthony Potter, Domingo Almaraz, Lee Caryl, Jonathan Salas, and Chase Lee.

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


07/28/2014

Anita Worsham, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Cross and Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Ms. Worsham was born July 6, 1935 in Hardy, Arkansas. She was employed for over twenty years at Fair Store in Nederland. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star for over fifty years and also a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. Ms. Worsham loved reading and gardening.

She is survived by
Sons:
W. Dale Worsham and wife, Sherry of Houston
David L. Worsham and wife, Veronica of La Grange
Richard L. Worsham and wife, Gena of Nederland

10 Grandchildren

5 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Carolyn Maxwell and husband, Carl of Shreveport, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Billy Jack Worsham
Mother: Mary Anderson

Pallbearers will be Wade Worsham, David Worsham, Christian Worsham, Jordan Worsham, Camron Worsham, Ken Kay, Phil Worsham, Keith Lee and Steve Strauss.

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


07/27/2014

Bobbie Jean Foster, 70, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home in the Tennessee Community, Timpson, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Thad Mills, B. A. Morris, P. A. Dubose, and Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 -8:00 PM, Monday, July 28, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born January 18, 1944, in Silsbee, Texas, Bobbie Jean Foster was the daughter of the late Harold Lamar and Alma (Jarvis) Bussey. Bobbie graduated from San Augustine High School and attended Massey Business College. She and Guy Foster were married May 2, 1969. Bobbie retired after 33 years as a dietician with Timspon ISD. She was also a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church for 44 years where she taught Sunday School and BTC.

Survivors include her husband Guy Foster of Timpson; daughter Connie Richard and husband Bobby of Joaquin, TX; sons, Kevin Foster and wife Evelyn of Tenaha, TX, and Rodney Foster and wife Sharla of Timpson; brother David Bussey of Center, TX; sisters-in-law, Jimmie Bowlin of Carthage, TX, Anita Singleton and husband Herbert of Conroe, TX, and Eva Joy Meaux and husband Jerry of Carthage; brother-in-law William Ray Foster and wife Bell of Tenaha; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

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


Dolores Evelyn Russell, 76, of Center, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. D.J. Dickerson and Bro. L.D. Eddins officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Russell was born September 24, 1937 to Freddie Edward Hargraves and Roxie Eudora Hargraves. She was employed at the Center auction barn for several years. During her free time, Ms. Russell loved to play 42. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by
Children:
Terry Windham and husband, Dale of Center
Evelyn Eddins and husband, William of Center
Doyle Gerald Russell Jr. of Center

Grandchildren:
Shelby Duncan and husband, Troy
Son Windham and wife, Chelsey
Christy McDonald
Justin Windham and wife, Wendy
Robin McDonald
Gerald Russell
Jessie Clark and husband, Colby
Wayne Russell and wife, Kimberly
Trent Russell and wife, Shannon
Nathan Russell

A host of well-loved great grandchildren

Brother: Harvey Hargraves

Sister: Judy Davis

Sister-in-law: Betty Russell

A number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Doyle Gerald Russell Sr.
Parents: Freddie Edward Hargraves and Roxie Eudora Hargraves
Sister-in-law: Shirley Hargraves
Brother-in-law: Rayford Russell

Pallbearers will be Son Windham, Trent Russell, Justin Windham, Nathan Russell, Gerald Russell and Wayne Russell.

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


07/25/2014

Willie Earl "Tuffy" Tarver, age 68, passed away July 18, 2014. He was born August 13, 1945 to Reverend Willie and Lucy Tarver.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm Friday, July 25, 2014 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Booker T. Washington Dr., Tenaha, with interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Alfred Berry.

"Tuffy" moved to Tenaha, Texas from Timpson, Texas were he continued his education at Booker T. Washington High School in Tenaha, Texas. He later married Ms. Johnnie Ray Washington and to this union one child was born. He was employed by Anderson Saw Mill for several years. He worked many other jobs in his life time until his health got bad.

He leaves to cherish his memories

Wife, Johnnie Tarver of Tenaha

Sister, Lou Willie Cooks of Tenaha

Daughters:
Doyle Joe Tarver of Center
Mita Washington of Tenaha

Step-daughters:
Mische and Latrice Tarver of Tenaha

Two Grandchildren:
Vatera Tarver of Center and Sha'Korey Thomas of Carthage

Six Great Granchildren and three Step-Grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Willie and Lucy Tarver; a brother, Willie J. Tarver; a grand-daughter, Shunda Collins; and one brother-in-law.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


07/21/2014

Virginia Belle Lee, 88, of Garrison, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Garrison.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison. After the service, lunch will be served in the fellowship hall of Garrison United Methodist Church.

She was born January 26, 1926 in the Cedar Bluff Community, south of Garrison to D.L. Hancock and Rosa Belle Peterson Hancock. She was a retired school teacher, a member of Garrison United Methodist Church, and a lifelong resident of the Garrison area.

She is survived by
Son, Michael Roby “Mitch” Lee and wife Vionette Delgado Lee of McKinney

Grandsons:
Michael Tanner Lee of Allen
Hughston Hancock Lee of Allen

Sisters:
Elizabeth Hancock of the Kingtown community southeast of Nacogdoches
Betty Aiken and husband John of the Cedar Bluff community

Niece, Angela Weems and husband Scott of the Cedar Bluff community

Nephews:
Darrell Hancock and wife Diana of Kingwood
Danny Hancock and wife Glennette of Lonoke, Arkansas

Great Nephews and Great Nieces:
Adam Martin Hancock of Houston
Andrew Martin Hancock and wife Michelle of Kettle Falls, Washington
Bonnie Renee Sedgebeer and husband Jay of Little Rock, Arkansas
Jonathon Tyler “J.T.” Weems of Garrison
Abby Danielle Weems of Garrison

Six great-great nieces and nephews

And a host of cousins and friends

Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by:
Parents, D.L. Hancock and Rosa Belle Peterson Hancock
Husband of almost 52 years, James Roby Lee
Brother, John D. Hancock

Memorial donations may be made to the Garrison United Methodist Church



07/19/2014

Mary Jane Carter (Nee Lister), 77, a resident of Chowchilla for over 60 years, was born on September 22, 1936 in Shelbyville, Texas. She was the second of three daughters born to Sidney Lister and Bernice Lister (nee Roberson). During Mary’s early childhood years the family lived in Center, Texas. The family moved to California when Mary was six years old. Mary and her sisters went to school in Firebaugh and Red Top.

Mary was a seasonal employee at Tri-Valley Growers in Merced, California for 20 years and was employed with Madera Glass Company in Madera, California for 15 years before retiring in August 2003.

Her leisure activities included fishing, gardening, barbequing, listening to music (country, blues, R&B and gospel), the occasional trip to Table Mountain Casino to try her luck at the slot machines, and relaxing with her family and friends. Mary also enjoyed reading and watching educational programs on television as well as the local and national news to stay up to date on current events.

Mary will be greatly missed by her family and close friends. She leaves behind to continue their life journey without her her younger sister Lula Mae Evans, and her five children: Jackie Smith, Michael Smith, Mark Carter, Carolyn Carter Nixon and Michelle Carter; seven grandchildren: Michael Jr., Monique, Divina, Cortney, Eva, Delaney and Zachary, and several great-grandchildren; her stepchildren: Grace Carter Douglas, Lula Carter Terry, Anita Carter, Harold Carter and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as a host of nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Sidney and Bernice, older sister Mona Brown, her husband Kermit Carter and step-sons Johnnie Carter and Leroy Carter.

Visitation

Thursday July 24, 2014, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors, Inc. - Fresno

Graveside Service

Friday July 25, 2014, 10:00 AM at Chowchilla District Cemetery


07/18/2014

Alfred L. Hudgins, 92, of Longview, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Cold Springs Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. Bill Jones officiating. A military honors graveside service will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison under the direction of VFW Post 8904.

Mr. Hudgins was born November 18, 1921 in Nacogdoches County to Walter O. Hudgins and Allie Anderson. He served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by
Daughter: Carolyn Pondant and husband, Dom of Marshall

Sons:
Carl Hudgins and wife, Carol of Grandbury
Stephen R. Hudgins and wife, Connie of San Antonio
John D. Hudgins and wife, Janelle of Longview

Eleven Grandchildren

Nineteen Great Grandchildren

Three Great Great Grandchildren

Brothers:
Elmer “Bubba” Hudgins and wife, Bessie of Botaw
Frank Hudgins and wife, Elaine of Palestine

Sisters:
Clara Mittleman of San Antonio
Louise Hall and Bob Freeman of San Angelo
Margie Starr of Round Rock
Barbara Coggin of San Antonio

Preceded in death by
Wife: Evelyn Elizabeth Hudgins
Parents: Walter O. Hudgins and Allie Anderson
Two Brothers
Eight Sisters

Pallbearers will be Dominick Pondant III, Jason Pondant, Brandon Hudgins, Stephen Hudgins, Todd Hudgins and Brandon Hood. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Despault, Nick Pondant and Dana Andrews.


07/17/2014

Susan JoAnn Sanford, 64, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor, Steve Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Borders Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Friday, July 18, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born October 27, 1949 in Houston to Brealon and Betty (Moore) Sanford. She was a member of the New Life Church in Center. She worked for Moccasin Manufacturing & Import Company for many years.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Brealon and Betty Sanford & Great Nephew, Jordan LeBlanc.

She is survived by:

Children:
Louis Underbrink, IV of Center
Barrett Underbrink & wife, Jeneva of Center
Wimberley Underbrink of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Underbrink & wife, Emily of Center
Alecia Roberts & husband, Frank of Center
Austin Underbrink of Center
Chelsey Windham & husband, Son of Huxley
Mikaela Stone & fiancé Patrick of Center
Laela York & husband, Corey of Center
Kaylee Underbrink of Center
Kurstan Underbrink of Center
Kannon Woodhatch of Center

Great Grandchildren:
Mason Louis Roberts & his brother, Logan Neal Roberts, to arrive in September 2014
Emilyn Jayne Underbrink of Center
Kenleigh & Kamille Windham of Huxley
Alyssa York of Huxley
Shannon & Ashely Roberts

Sister, Edith LeBlanc & husband, Maison of Center

Brother, Brealon Allen “Buddy” Sanford of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Mary Stites & fiancé, Rooster Besserman of Center
John LeBlanc & wife, Sherry of Center
B.A. “Sandy” Sanford & wife, Kasie Jo of El Dorado, Ark
Joey Sanford of Lufkin
Brandie Benedetti & husband, Michael

Father of her children, Urban Louis Underbrink, III of Victoria

Pallbearers: Justin Underbrink, John LeBlanc, Joseph LeBlanc, Hugh Halstead, Jax Sanford & Camden Sanford

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


07/16/2014

Julius Ray Cogswell, age 83, formerly of Center, passed away on July 6, 2014 in Mountain City, Tennessee. He was born in Center, Texas on September 3, 1930 to Ed Cogswell and Lena Mae Shillings Cogswell. He worked for many years as a sheet rocker in the Beaumont, Orange area.

Mr. Cogswell was cremated and no services are planned.

He is survived by

Wife, Bobbi Cogswell of Mountain City, Tennessee

Daughters
Mitzi Hays of Crystal Beach
Tonya Guillotte of Orange

3 Grandsons

Brothers
Billy Cogswell of Center
Harold Cogswell and wife Joyce of Shreveport, LA
Lynn Bueke Cogswell of Garrison

Sisters
Hazel Metz of Orange
Linda Lawler of Longview

Sister-in-law, Nelda Shillings Brown of Center

Several nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by brothers, Barney Cogswell, Alton Cogswell, Benton Cogswell, Leon Shillings; sisters, Elna Lout and Claudia Mae Martin and parents.

Crematory services were handled by Heritage Cremation, Mountain City, Tennessee.


07/15/2014

Patricia Ann Crawford, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Powdrill Cemetery with Mike Worsham officiating.

Mrs. Crawford was born July 23, 1938 in Houston to Robert L. Kirkwood Sr. and Ruthe Gore. She was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Husband: Don Crawford of Center

Children:
Thomas Ashley Kinsel, Jr. and girlfriend, Rebecca of Ft. Stockton
Ruthe Ann Porter and husband, Jeff of Waco
Patricia Allison Merchant and husband, Kenny of Panama City, Florida

Grandchildren:
Amber Mcgehee and husband, Wesley of Pleasanton
Arin Kinsel of Leander
Jeffrey Porter of Dallas
Lindsey Porter of Dallas
Thomas Ashley “Tres” Kinsel III of San Antonio
Brandi Brown and husband, Chad of Nacogdoches
Lisa Eddins and husband, Daniel of Lufkin
Joel Crawford of Timpson
Cody Crawford of Timpson

Great Grandchildren:
Jonathon Mcgehee
Brendon Mcgehee
Jewels Kinsel
Diamond Brock
Kerin Brock
Logan Brown
Cayman Brown

Brothers:
Robert L. Kirkwood, Jr. of Hondo
William Kirkwood and wife, Mary of San Antonio

Sister: Royce Woodard of Houston

Stepfather: Benjamin Holleman of Houston

Mother-in-law: Earleene Crawford of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Mother: Ruthe G. Holleman
Father: R. L. Kirkwood Sr.
Brother: David Kirkwood

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


J. Tom Steele of California died July 8, 2014, in his home on his 78th birthday. A military service will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Rose Hills Mortuary in Whittier, CA.

Tom was born in Center to J.T. and Docia Bishop Steele on July 8, 1936. He grew up in Timpson and Center and joined the Marines at a young age. He was a heavy equipment operator in California for many years.

He is survived by his children, Jim, Debbie, and Tracy of California, six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Local survivors include nephew, Charlie Mac Bussey and nieces, Mary Lou Lout of Center and Barbara Windham of Bossier City, LA and their families.

Condolences and memorials may be sent to www.rosehills.com


07/14/2014

Frances Lee Ingram, 92, of Jasper formerly Shelby County, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Rayborn Healtcare & Rehab in Jasper.

Private Family Graveside will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

She was born June 16, 1922 in Lavon, Texas to Robert P. and Ada K. (Trout) Duke.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert & Ada Duke, Husband, Carl Ingram & Daughter, Glonda Sharp.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Larry Squires of Jasper
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Douglas & Davina Koger of Mesquite
Son-in-law:
Ken Sharp of Little Rock, Ark
2 Grandsons:
West Humphries of Santa Monica, CA
Jason Koger of Mesquite
2 Granddaughters:
Tonja Crosby of Austin
Mandy Hartstein & husband, Spencer of Hickory Creek, Texas
Great Grandchildren:
Jake Humphries, J.C. Crosby & Michelle Crosby
Ariana & Ivy Hartstein

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


07/11/2014

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Wayne Bruton, 55, will be Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1pm. Services will be held at First United Smyrna Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. Rev. Derek Rholes will be officiating. Mr. Bruton died Friday, July 4, 2014.

He is survived by
Wife: Denise Bruton

Mother: Christopher Fay Williams of Admore, Oklahoma

Sons: Jerald Bruton of Oklahoma & Derail Taulton of Oklahoma

Daughters: Antonette Christopher of Texas & Shinika Fagan of Oklahoma

Due to road construction on Martin Luther King:
Traveling in from the South: detour from Martin Luther King to Nobles Street, then to Garrett Street.
Traveling in from the North: detour from Martin Luther King to Hopkins Street, to Garrett Street, to Jennings Street, and then back to Garrett Street.

Burial will be at Timpson City Cemetery, Timpson, Texas

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas


07/10/2014

Fred Carter Green, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Center.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the home of Danny & Cheryl Green. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date.

Mr. Green was born August 31, 1934 in Shelbyville to Vessie Caraway Green and Mary Leigh Carter Green. He served in the United States National Guard and was a member of IBEW Local 569, San Diego, California. Mr. Green loved working in his garden. He always had a big vegetable garden, fruit trees and beautiful rose bushes. He was also an avid fisherman for many years.

He is survived by
Wife of 61 years: Bessie Lou Green of Shelbyville

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

10 Grandchildren

15 Great Grandchildren

Brother: Vance Green and wife, Betty of Shelbyville

Sister: Johnnie Price of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Susan Green
Parents: Vessie Caraway Green and Mary Leigh Carter Green
Sisters: Mary Ellen Sapp, Fay Green, Vernell Williams

*Directions to Danny and Cherly's house from Center:
Hwy 87 South to Shelbyville, then FM 417 East towards Huxley, then stay on 417 to the LEFT at the intersection of FM 417 and FM 2694, then 10 or 12 miles to RIGHT on FM 139, then about a mile or so, stay RIGHT at the Y, then LEFT on CR 2008 (first dirt road to the left past the Y, less than a mile), then the road will make a right curve onto CR 2029, as soon as you make the curve, you'll see our place on the left at the end of the road.
Google maps will get you close using "Creek2 2029" our home number is 936-368-2832 if you get turned around. See y'all Sunday.

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


Johnny Maurice Gee, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in the Neuville Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Gee was born June 22, 1928 in Center to Sidney Gee and Bonnie Lucille Bailey Gee. He was the owner and operator of Gee Lumber Company from 1950 until 1992 and was also instrumental in supplying lumber during the early stages of the poultry industry in Shelby County. Mr. Gee was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Ethel Gee of center

Children:
Linda Miller and husband, Dr. Keith of Center
Mike Gee and wife, Stacy of Center
David Gee of Center
Richard Gee of Center

Grandchildren:
Reid Miller and wife, Courtney of Little Rock, Arkansas
Ryan Miller of Los Angeles, California

Sister: Helen Hall and husband, James of Angels Camp, California

Special Friend: Pauline Counts of Hemphill

A number of nieces, nephews and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Sidney Gee and Bonnie Lucille Bailey Gee

Pallbearers will be Ricky Andrews, Josh Snider, Archie Lee Swindle, Bobby Waller, Don Jackson and Randy Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Glen Conway, Verlon Hooper, Roosevelt Swindle and Elbert Bailey.

Memorial donations may be made to the Neuville Cemetery Fund and Fannie Brown Booth Library.

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


Perry Honea, 72, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Garrison with Bro. Bill Jones, Larry Williams and Bro. Curtis Herrington officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.

Perry was born May 13, 1942 in Nacogdoches County to Calvin Honea and Bonnie Barnhart Honea. He graduated from Garrison ISD in 1961 and went on to further his education at Stephen F. Austin University, where he graduated in 1965. Over the years, Perry was employed with SIC Finance Company in Lufkin, Perry Honea Grocery in Garrison, Stone Fort Bank in Nacogdoches, Chireno Bank in Chireno and Mangum Funeral Home in Center. For the past fifteen years, he has been a loyal and valuable employee of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center and Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Perry was a member of the Garrison School Board for 10 years, a charter member of Garrison Fire Department and EMT, a member of Garrison Lions Club and the Shelby County Cruisers.

He is survived by
Wife: Linda Honea of Garrison

Son: Brad Honea and wife, Jennifer of Garrison

Daughters:
Traci Stokes and husband, Pete of Garrison
Jenni Bernard and husband, Lance of Garrison

Grandchildren:
Laci Hairgrove and husband, Trent
Trent Stokes
Ally and Abby Bernard
Gracie and Lanie Honea
Kloe and Karli Stokes
Tiffany Shaw and husband, Jerry
Lindsay Kopycinski and husband, Larry
Will Solomon and wife, Rikki

Great Grandchildren:
Jasper, Jaxon, Jagger, Luke, Cole, Collyn

Brother: Bobby Honea and wife, Dee of Nacogdoches

Sister: Nelda Honea of Spring

Father-in-law: Bud Williams of Garrison

Brother-in-law: Larry Williams and wife, Tara of Garrison

Sisters-in-law:
Phyllis Melton and husband, Mike of Garrison
Penny Holloway of Garrison

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

His family at Watson & Sons Funeral Home

Preceded in death by

Parents: Rev. C.L. and Bonnie Honea
Brother: Billy Honea
Sister: Margaret Ann Honea
Mother-in-law: Addie Mae Williams

Pallbearers will be Trent Stokes, Trent Hairgrove, Jerry Shaw, Larry Kopycinski, Wade Collins, Matt Holloway, Rory Honea, Roger Honea, Jimmy Matlock, Colby Machaud, Andy Newell and Jeremy Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Strong, Lamar Jones, Bubba Stokes, Roger Cranford, Rusty Cook, Tutts Stoddard, Kenny Poindexter, Watson & Sons Funeral Home Staff and Shelby County Cruisers.


7/09/2014

Mrs. LaVerne Thruston was born in Pt. Arthur, Texas, on October 11, 1921. She entered into rest on July 8, 2014 at Green Acres of Center. She was a retired homemaker. She lived with her husband, who precedes her in death, most of their lives in the Spring Hill community of Nacogdoches county.

She is survived by her children,

Daughter: Laura Sue Butler Rowe & husband Charles Rowe, of Center.

Son: Martin Wallace Thruston & wife Isabel, of Santa Barbara, California.

Grandchildren: Jason Butler & wife Helen: and Jennifer Butler Jones & husband Kevin.

5 great-grandchildren: Brooke Butler, Tiffany Butler, Collin Jones, Ryan Jones, and Camille Jones.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Brittian Allen Thruston. Up until her move to the nursing home, they were both active church members and supported many projects, especially concerning the youth. She will be missed by many who called her Mother, Mema, and Great-Gran. She showed love to all every day.

Services will be held at Cason Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches at 3 pm with visitation at 2 pm on Monday, July 14 with interment at Pilgrim Rest cemetery in Martinsville. Pallbearers will be Barham Rhodes, Larry Poe, Joe Bill Mettauer, Burton Brown, Kevin Jones and Charles Rowe. Honorary pallbearers will include Rayford Green, and Claydron Balch.

Online condolences may be offered at www.casonMonk-Metcalf.com Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965


Robert Lee Creech, 58, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Newburn Cemetery in Center with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born June 8, 1956 in Center to J E and Ima Jean (Coleman) Creech.

He is preceded in death by his Father, J E Creech, Mother, Ima Jean Creech, Grandparents, Burrette & Iva Mae Creech.

He is survived by:

Daughter:
Melissa Jones & husband, Jason of Carthage

2 Grandchildren:
Brandon & Olivia Jones

Brother:
Johnnie Creech of Center

Sister:
Martha Martin

Aunt:
Rozelle Creech Smith of Houston
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


07/08/2014

Patsy Ruth Thomas, age 61, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Reed Chapel Baptist Church with interment at Greer Cemetery with Rev. David Mosby, officiating.

Final viewing for friends of the family will be held before the service from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Visitation will be held at 12:30pm until 6:30pm on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Garner and Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

Son, Brandon Thomas (and wife, Sheresa) of Lufkin, Texas

3 Grandchildren

5 Brothers
Vernon Thomas, Sr. (and wife, Maxine) of Silsbee, Texas
Grady Thomas (and wife, Florene)
Earnest Thomas, Sr. (and wife, Dorothy)
Jerry Thomas Sr.
Kenny Thomas, Jr. of San Augustine, Texas

3 sisters
JoAnn Watts (and husband, Addie Lee) of San Augustine, Texas
Theresa Wright (and husband, Lynwood) of Los Angeles, CA
Velma Barnes (and husband, Jo) of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Patricia L. Parker, 81, of Bexar County, Texas, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 in Haughton, Louisiana.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Mrs. Parker was born December 26, 1932 in Bexar County, Texas to Floyd Alsie Salmon and Bertha Helen Ramsey Salmon. She was a longtime resident of Lytton Springs, Texas and Osan, South Korea.

She is survived by
Husband: Donald L. Parker of Center, Texas

Children:
Georgia McCotter of Shreveport, Louisiana
James Berridge of Haughton, Louisiana
Lisa Pearson of Haughton, Louisiana
Michael Berridge of Bossier City, Louisiana

5 Grandchildren

7 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Floyd Alsie Salmon and Bertha Helen Ramsey Salmon
Brother: C.E. Salmon

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


07/07/2014

Mary Ann Dailey, 78, of High Island, formerly of Huxley, died Friday, July 4, 2014 at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on November 21, 1935, in Huxley, to Nona Gladys Green and George Washington Vaughn. She was a retired dietician supervisor with High Island Independent School District.

Mary Ann enjoyed cooking, family, friends, holidays, and family gatherings. She especially enjoyed watching golf, game shows, and the New Orleans Saints.

Mrs. Dailey is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, George W. Dailey; sons, Bobby Dailey and Linda Hadley of Kerrville; Darrell Dailey and his wife, Belinda, of Alvin; and Lonnie Dailey and his wife, Annette, of High Island; daughter, Donna Bertolino and her husband, Jackie, of High Island; grandchildren, Sean, Dean, Wayne, Michelle, Heather, Crystal, Jackie Jr., and Clint; seventeen great-grandchildren; brothers, Thurman and Gordon; sisters, Madge, Barbara Jeff, and Rhonda; and numerous nieces; nephews; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, James Arnold and Dexter.

The family would like to thank two special ladies who assisted in providing care, Juanita and Brenda; and Texas Home Health Hospice.

A gathering of Mrs. Dailey’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at High Island Cemetery, High Island.

Services are under the direction of Broussard's Mortuary.


07/04/2014

Lisa Marie Whittley, age 43 of Center, passed away Thursday, July 03, 2014 in Shreveport, LA after a brief illness.

Services will be at 1pm Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Sardis Pentecostal Church with Bro. Todd Jenkins, Bro. Lamar Rash & Bro. Shane Clifton officiating. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5pm until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Brandon Shofner Memorial Cemetery in Center (located next to the Sardis Pentecostal Church).

Lisa was born January 20, 1971 in Center, Texas to parents, Edwin & Madie Whittley. She graduated from Hudson High School, and then attended Texas District Bible College for 3 years. She was a member of the Sardis Pentecostal Church where she taught a children’s Sunday school class. She has worked for Center Wal-Mart for the past 15 years and was currently a training coordinator.

Among her survivors include:
Parents, Edwin & Madie Whittley of Center

Brother & Sister-in-law:
Bill & Misti Whittley of Center

3 Nephews:
Truit Whittley, Christopher Whittley & Taylor Whittley all of Center

2 Aunts:
Patsy Austin of Stonewall, LA
Diane Porter & husband, Jack of Shelbyville

Members of her Sunday school class

Numerous Cousins, Relatives & Friends

Pallbearers:
Jonathan Jenkins, Garrett Jenkins, Truit Whittley, Christopher Whittley, Michael Sowell,
Lynn Burns, Bradley Ford, Bryan Sonmor, Michael Ray Sowell & Bill Whittley

If you would like to make a contribution to the family for expenses you may contact Shelby Savings Bank, 111 Selma St, Center, TX (phone: 936-598-5688)

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


Juanice Wheeler Powell, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 in San Augustine. She was born May 28, 1929 to Don and Barksdale Tyer Wheeler. She was born at home on Pearl Street in Center. Juanice’s birth was followed by the birth of two brothers, Richard Don and Gilbert Gene Wheeler.

Juanice graduated from Center High School in 1946, attended Stephen F. Austin State College earning Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education, with Supervisor and Administrator Certificates. She taught third grade for Center ISD for seven years. She was employed by Shelbyville ISD for 23 years teaching second grade that learning is fun. She retired in 1990.

Juanice transferred her church membership from the First Christian Church to the First Methodist Church in Shelbyville in 1960. She served as a Sunday School teacher, chairman of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, Memorial Committee, Historical Committee Trustee and others. She was a member of the Second Mile Club and a life member of the Stephen F. Austin Alumni Association. Juanice enjoyed the San Augustine Duplicate Bridge Club and any foursome-the players as much as the bridge. She enjoyed exercise classes, tap dancing, sharing recipes and most kinds of music. Most of all she loved and cared for her family and tried to make their lives better.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 Pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Nathan Hodge officiating. Interment will follow in the Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Powell will be Don Wheeler, Doug Wheeler, Brett Wheeler, Josh Powell, Marcy Bradberry and Bob Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be the congregation of Shelbyville First Methodist Church.

She is survived by:
Husband, James Irl Powell of Shelbyville

Sons:
Greg 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

Brother, Richard Don Wheeler and wife of Ojai, California

Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by;
Parents, Don and Barksdale Tyer Wheeler
Brother, Gilbert Gene Wheeler
Daughter, Sheila Powell

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 5010 Waco, Texas 76708-9989.

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


07/03/2014

Mr. Clarence Earl (Jim Bo) Jordan, 78, of Center passed away Wednesday evening, July 3 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center.

Visitation will be held Saturday July 5, from 11am - 12-noon at Todd Springs Baptist Church in Shelbyville with Rev. Marlin Cloudy officiating.

Mr. Jordan is survived by:

Sister: Baby Lou Gardner

Daughters:
Debbra Johnson, and husband, Glen of Center
Janice McKnight of Conroe, TX.
Lisa Michelle Pitts of Longview, TX.

3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren


07/02/2014

Christine Green Paxton, 84, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Family requested a cremation and no Services are planned. Her cremains will be buried next to her husband at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

She was born March 23, 1930 in Shelby County to Major and Mary Green.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Major and Mary Green, Husband, Alfred Paxton, Son, Allen Paxton & Brother, Maurice Green.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Cynthia Paxton Byrd & husband, Van Champion of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

In Lieu of flowers family request donations for funeral expenses can be made to Shelby Savings Bank, Center, Texas in the name of her daughter, Cynthia Byrd

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


07/01/2014

Joe Stephen “Stevie” Bush, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Kerry Green and Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Stevie was born September 19, 1961 in Center to Joe P. Bush and Selma Faye Killen Bush. He was a longtime, loyal and valued employee of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

He is survived by
Parents: Joe and Selma Bush of Shelbyville

Sister: Cheryl Kaul and husband, Ralf of San Marcos

Grandmother: Mary Killen of Shelbyville

Nieces:
Brittany Smith of Center
Brandi Smith of Xenia, Ohio

Great Nieces:
Halle Adams of Center
Alexxis Allender of Xenia, Ohio

Aunt: Jerrie Killen of Shelbyville

Uncle: Charles Killen of Shelbyville

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Euell and Willie Bush, George Killen
Aunt: Glenda Killen

Pallbearers will be Bobby Watson, Scott Watson, Cameron Copelin, Paul Taylor, Darrel McDaniel, Ralf Kaul, Howard Davis and Mike Furlow. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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

 

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