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04/27/2015

Funeral service for Mr. Roy Samuel Crawford, 92, of Timpson, TX, 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. Mr. Crawford passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Garrison, TX.

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.

Mr. Crawford is survived by:
Son
Roy Crawford Jr. of Whitney, Texas
Daughters
Betty Eldredge of Timpson, Texas
Louise Koiner and husband Richard of Clarksville, Texas
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
9 great great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Roy Crawford was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Audrey Crawford; parents; 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


03/31/2015

Memorial services will be announced at a later date for Mr. Robert Earl Hill (69) of Carthage, Texas. Mr. Hill died at his residence.

Mr. Hill’s survivors are

Sons:
Jason Ratcliff of Houston, Texas
Chris Robinson of Center, Texas
Aaron Ratcliff of Carthage, Texas

Daughters:
Tamikia Ratcliff of Center, Texas
Latoska Ratcliff of Center, Texas

Brothers:
James Hill of Center, Texas
Charles Lee Hill of Dallas, Texas
Benjamin Hill of Longstreet, Louisiana
George David Hill of San Augustine, Texas

Sister:
Patsy Ruth Hill of Houston, Texas
Horce Lee Goodwin

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


03/30/2015

Barbara Jean Ellis, 77, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at her residence.

Ms. Ellis was cremated and no services are planned.

Ms. Ellis was born August 20, 1937 in Illinois to Orville Hine and Helen Spencer Hine.

She is survived by
Children:
Patti Hall and Eddie Miller of Center
Michael and Rose Hall of Kalispell, Montana

Grandchildren:
Ryan Hein of San Antonio
Shannon and Greg Tomlinson of Jacksonville
Allie Hall of Montana

Great-Grandchildren:
Macy Rehbein
Jesselynn Rehbein
Chance Tomlinson
Levi Tomlinson
Preston Henry
Keaton Henry
Sunny Hall

Mother: Helen Spencer Hansen of Roswell, New Mexico

Brothers:
Maurie Hines of Missouri
Steve Hines

Sisters:
Joann Andrews of Arkansas
Debbie Carrol

Preceded in death by
Father: Orville Hines
Don Oller

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


03/29/2015

Penny Diane Hughes, 51, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Hughes was born January 17, 1964 in Center to Gerel G. Goings and Judy Cassel Goings. She was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Larry Jack Hughes of Shelbyville

Sons:
Justin Hughes and wife, Elizabeth, of Shelbyville
Derek Hughes of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Jeanne Hughes of Shelbyville
Madison Diane Hughes of Shelbyville
Flint Hughes of Shelbyville
Summer Hughes of Shelbyville
Shelby Hughes of Shelbyville
Stormy Hughes of Shelbyville

Parents: Gerel G. and Judy Goings of Shelbyville

Sister: Ginger White of Kentucky

Grandmother: Johnnie Cassel

Mother of Jeanne, Madison Diane, and Flint Hughes: Jennifer Hughes

Preceded in death by
Brother: Flint Goings
Grandfather: Howell Cassel

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


03/28/2015

R.C. “Pete” “Buddy” Peterson, 76, of Summit, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in McComb, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015 at McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Peterson was born October 26, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois to Rudolph Ernest Peterson and Emily Hilda Vincik Peterson. He served in the United States Army Reserve.

He is survived by
Wife: Margaret Ann Peterson of Summit, Mississippi

Daughters:
Deborah Jones of Beeville, Texas
Donna Bynum and husband, Bill, of Troutville, Virginia
Deanna Collins and husband, Chris, of Center, Texas
Dorla Ann Armstreet and husband, Richard, of Summit, Mississippi

Grandchildren:
Codi Jones and wife, Jeannine
William Brandon Leeds and wife, Kelley
Celeste Renee Boggs and husband, Brian
Benjamin Ballard and wife, Jennifer
Daniel Bynum
Jon Collins and wife, Magan
Cory Collins and wife, Hannah
Josh Armstreet
Jordan René Long and husband, Justin
Melody Henderson and husband, Austin
Jason Bynum
Joshua Bynum

Great-Grandchildren:
Lyndi Leeds
Valerie Boggs


03/27/2015

Mary Rosine Parmley Parker, 91, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 in Carthage.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Carla Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Parker was born July 21, 1923 in Central Heights to Joe Parmley and Gertrude Grigsby Parmley. She was a fabulous cook, an excellent gardener and a St. Louis Cardinal fan. Ms. Parker was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.

She is survived by
Husband of 69 years: Dick Parker of Tenaha

Sons:
Mike Parker and wife, Pam, of The Woodlands
Bob Parker of Tenaha
Clay Parker and wife, Linda, of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Katie Novian
Stephen Parker
Richard Parker
Brandi Abernathy
Connie David
Brittany Parker

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Steve Parmley of Nacogdoches

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joe Parmley and Gertrude Grigsby Parmley

Pallbearers will be Mitch Menefee, Joe Lynn Williams, Brack Harrison, Richard Parker, Dustin Abernathy and Wade David. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Browning, Roland Cross, Charles Hooker, John Griffin, Guy Griffin and Dalton Parker.

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


Velta Broadus Bordner, 76, of Joaquin, Texas died March 25, 2015 in Longview, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Granberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Sholar Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday night at the funeral home.

Mrs. Velta Faye Broadus Goodson Bordner was born August 8, 1938 in Overton, Texas. Velta was one of nine children born to the marriage of Emmett and Flossie Wiggins Broadus. She completed schools in East Mountain High School in Gladewater, Texas. Velta devoted her life to home health care. She was a loving person to all, and especially those in need of her care. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband of 23 years Durwood Goodson, sons, Jerry Paul Davis and Walter “Buddy” Davis, siblings, Gayle Broadus, Bobby Broadus, James Broadus, Margarette Alford and granddaughter, Ivy Ieppert.

Mrs. Bordner is survived by her daughter, Pamela Reingold of Houston; grandchildren, Chase Davis of Joaquin, Bubba Davis of Kilgore, Stephanie Davis of Kilgore, Clinton Davis of Carthage; great grandchildren, Zoey Ieppert, Branson Davis, Kolton Davis, Rylie Davis, Mason Davis and Hunter Whipkey; brothers, Roy Broadus and wife Linda of Joaquin, Jerry Broadus and wife Olean of Carthage, Elton Broadus of Carthage, sister, Barbara Woodcox and husband Randy of Joaquin, sister, Barbara Woodcox of Joaquin, many other relatives and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Broadus, Toby Broadus, Jason Broadus, Luke Murray Josh Walker and Jacob Duncan. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


03/26/2015

Tammy Sue Dutton of Kingston, Oklahoma passed from this life February 27, 2015 at the age of 52. Tammy was born on July 8, 1962 in Center, Texas to Hubbard Lynn and Mary (Compton) Hartt.

Tammy attended school in Timpson, Texas and later married Ronnie Dutton on October 16, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked for Foxworth Galbraith and was a loyal contributor to the Shriner’s for Children organization. Tammy was of the Methodist faith and she enjoyed cooking, the Dallas Cowboys and took great care in caring for her family.

Tammy was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Nancy Williams.

Tammy is survived by her husband, Ronnie Dutton of the home; sons, Jason Marr and wife Katti of Belton, Missouri, Jermy Marr and wife Christy of Gainesville, Texas, Billy Dutton and wife Natalie of Kingston and Danny Dutton of Kingston; brothers, Robert Hartt and wife Theresa of Garrison, TX, Lynn Harrt and wife Jeannie of Center, TX and Glynn Harrt and wife Iwana of Nacogdoches, TX; grandchildren, Skylar Marr, Angel Marr, Natalie Marr, Zachary Mason, Austion Dutton, Sidney Dutton, Doss Dutton and Dax Dutton and other extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Willis Baptist Church with Jerry Scott officiating. Interment followed in Willis Cemetery with Dax Dutton, Richard Wood, Donnie Foster, John Byrom, Lincoln Erwin and John Erwin serving as pallbearers. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Madill


Donald "Glenn" Yates, age 57, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 peacefully at his home in Channelview, Texas. He was born on December 18, 1957 in Harris County to Bernard and Mae Rose Yates.

Glenn was a man of God and believed whole heartly and accepted Jesus in his life. He was best known as Gramps. He loved his grandchildren dearly. He was married to his beloved wife Nell for 19 years. He was an avid hunter and also enjoyed fishing. He just loved being in the outdoors. He had 2 dogs, Floppy and TootleButt who he loved spending his afternoons outside with. He was an impacable carpentor, he could make you anything from almost nothing. Glenn also had an amazing greenthumb. He always had a smile on his face and would make sure he left you with a smile. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Glenn is proceeded in death by parents, Benard and Mae Rose Yates; sister, Bonnie Garrison; brothers, (twins) James and John Yates and Darryl "Tooter" Yates.

Besides his beloved wife, Nell Yates, he is survived by daughters, Amy Yates Garcia, Brenee' Wilsher and husband Daniel, Crystal Strickland and husband James, Terri Davis and husband Russell; and sons, Jamie Yates, Richard Arvello and wife Ginia, Danny Arvello and wife Wanda, and Randy Arvello.

He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.


Fred L. Johnson, 82, of Center, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born October 3, 1932 in Shelby County to Rev. Lewis Johnson and Trudy (Gilchrist) Johnson. He served in the US Army. He retired from the Texas Highway Department where he worked for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Rev. Lewis and Trudy Johnson and Wife, Loyce Johnson.

He is survived by:

Daughters & Sons-in-law:
Pam & Darrell Sanford of Center
Karen & Darrell Albert of Center

Grandchildren:
Scott Sanford & wife, Allison of Center, Kirk Sanford & wife, Kelli of Center, Todd Albert of Center, Jill Albert & fiancé, Cody Matlock of Center

Great-Grandchildren:
Jaxon & Maddox Sanford, Madelyn Sanford

Sisters & Brother-in-law:
Ura Lovell of Center, Vivian & Earl Campbell of Center

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Scott Sanford, Kirk Sanford, Todd Albert,
Cody Matlock, David Gilchrist & Shane Fenley
Honorary Pallbearers:
Don Lovell & Rickey Campbell

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


03/25/2015

A graveside service with military honors for Mr. John Tom “Bo” Woods, 84, of Pasadena, Texas, formerly of Tenaha, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Waldrop Cemetery near Fair Play, Texas, with Dr. Dale Reed officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home prior to the graveside service. Mr. Woods passed away on Saturday morning, March 21, 2015, in Houston.

John Tom “Bo” Woods was born on June 20, 1930, in Beckville, Texas, to the late Thomas Monnie and Bessie Edna Brown Woods. Mr. Woods served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1954 as a chief parachute rigger during the Korean War and in the Navy reserves for another ten years, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer before his honorable discharge. He married Mary Katherine Johnson on Sept. 1, 1953, in Sunnyvale, California and she preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2014. During his younger years, Mr. Woods worked at the former Woods Feed and Supply in Tenaha. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1958. The next year, Mr. and Mrs. Woods moved from Tenaha to the Pasadena and Deer Park area, where they became members of the Deer Park First Baptist Church and raised a family of three sons and a daughter. He retired from Shell Oil Co. in 1990, after a 30 year career.

Mr. Woods was also preceded in death by his brothers, J. Lloyd, James Riley, and Phillip Ray Woods and sisters, Margaret Cathryn Roberts, Monnie Bess Jones, and Joy Nell Hancock.

Mr. Woods is survived by:

Sister: Patsy Woods Byerly of BeaumontSons:
Clifford Woods of Pasadena, Phillip Woods and wife Kelly of Baytown, and Kevin Woods and wife Becky of Deer Park; daughter, Teresa Skelton of Deer Park

Grandchildren:
James Helms and wife Naomi, Amy Woods, Amanda Richard and husband Justin, Megan Woods, Kayla Steward, Brittney Voltz and husband Matt, John Helms, Jessica Skelton, and Ryan Steward

Great-grandchildren:
Hannalee Helms, Avery Lynn Richard, Aleksandr, Isabel, and Addison Voltz, Karmynn Skelton, and Julien Simonds-Steward.

Memorials may be made to Waldrop Cemetery Association, Post Office Box 251, Carthage, Texas 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


03/24/2015

James Benton “Ben” Coyle, 64, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Center. He was born November 5, 1950 in Pampa to Walker Rush “Dub” Coyle and Eva Dean Veach Coyle.

Mr. Coyle was cremated and a private family memorial will be held at a later time.

He is survived by:

Father: Walker Rush “Dub” Coyle

Sister: Matilda Calzada of McKinney

Brother: Keith Gale Coyle and wife, Renee, of Gillette, Wyoming

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by:
Mother: Eva Dean Veach Coyle
Brother: Kelly Lynn Coyle

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


Donald Ray Barton, 55, of Carthage, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Michael Tibbs officiating.

Mr. Barton was born August 2, 1959 in Longview to Lee Roy Barton and Glaydis Ramey Barton. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Cassie Lovell and husband, Chip, of Tenaha
Jodi Barton of Carthage

Stepsons:
Michael Tibbs of Carthage
Chris Graham and wife, Jamie, of Longview

Grandchildren:
Camryn Lovell of Tenaha
Caden Lovell of Tenaha
Daegan Williams of Carthage

Step Grandchildren:
Alex Graham of Longview
Noah Graham of Longview

Sister: Joann Smith and husband, Ronnie, of Center

Brother: Robert Barton and wife, Janice, of Tenaha

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lee Roy Barton and Glaydis Ramey Barton
Brother: Douglas Barton
Sister-in-law: Janet Barton
Nephew: Brady Barton

Pallbearers will be Kalen Smith, Michael Tibbs, Brent Barton, John Ramsey, Jackie Rickman and Tommy McMahon. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Foster and William Carroll.

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


Roy Alton McLean, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Mr. McLean was born December 14, 1934 in Guadalupe County to Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean. He served in the United States Army. Mr. McLean, along with his brother, Donald McLean, owned McLean Tax and Bookkeeping Service in Center for many years. He was a lifelong musician and was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by
Nephews:
Terry Allen and wife, Jan, of Joaquin
Michael Allen of Center

Great-Nieces and Nephews:
J.B. Raymond and wife, Jennifer, of Center
Alyse Allen of Houston
Christina Allen Fulsom of Carthage

Great Great-Nieces and Nephews:
McKynzie Bush of Center
Justin Raymond of Center
Jaxon Raymond of Center
Avery Prudhomme of Houston
Landon Lagrone of Carthage
Kali Fulsom of Carthage

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Roy Vance McLean and Rachael Lakey McLean
Brother: Donald V. McLean
Sister: Iris M. Allen
Special Aunt: Eva Lakey

Pallbearers will be Terry Yates, Bennie Baugh, Billy Yates, Don Wheeler, Alan Ray, Bill Hairgrove, Roy Peace and Michael Warren. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Yates and Bill Hughes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Methodist Children’s Home
1111 Herring Ave.
Waco, Texas 76708

American Heart Association
PO Box 841125
Dallas, Texas 75284-1125

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


Larry M. Sparks, 67, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, due to a cerebral hemorrhagic stroke. He was born on April 23, 1947 to M.A. “Doc” and Dorothy Sparks in Santa Rita, New Mexico. There will be no funeral.

Larry wanted to be a preacher from an early age, accomplishing this goal of preaching for many years. Beginning at Appleby, TX for 3 years; he then moved to Oklahoma preaching at Warren - 4 years, Gotebo - 15 years, Olustee - 2 years, Burns Flat - 8 years, and recently at Sentinel. He filled in for various congregations as well.

Larry & Becky worked at the Tipton Home as house parents for 15 years. Then they moved to the farm in the Warren community where he raised goats, cattle, and horses. The last few years he enjoyed playing music at Warren, Lone Wolf, Mangum, Tipton, English Village Nursing Home, and Plantation Village.

His family never heard Larry utter a curse word nor a slang word. Larry never took the first drink of alcohol nor smoked throughout his life.

Larry was an “idea-generator”. He wanted his weaknesses to be his sons’ strengths. He was an education promoter. He encouraged his sons as well as others to study hard and to get a good education. His family was so fortunate to have him as long as they did.

Larry was a 1965 graduate of Tillamook High School, Tillamook, Oregon. He continued his education at Columbia Christian, Portland, Oregon; Ft. Worth Christian College, Ft. Worth, Texas; Brown Trail School of Preaching, Bedford, Texas. He completed his B.A. in Bible at Oklahoma Christian College, Edmond, OK in 1970.

Larry is survived by:

Wife of 42 years, Becky (Sample) Sparks

Sons:
Lance Sparks
Timothy Sparks and wife Janice
Paul Sparks and wife Kimberly

Two granddaughters

Two sisters: Sharon Bruce and Shirley Adley

Other relatives and a host of friends.

His teachings taught his family that spiritual matters are most important, and they endeavor to live for the Lord every day.


03/23/2015

Kimberly Rene McNeil Richards, 51, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Doug Fincher and Bro. Richard Fleetwood officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Richards was born November 26, 1963 in Mobile, Alabama to George Henry McNeil and Necia Marie Fleetwood McNeil. She loved working at the law firm of Don Wheeler, fishing, shopping, crocheting and raising money for cystic fibrosis. Mrs. Richards was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: David Richards of Center

Son: Bradley Richards and wife, Rose, of Center

Mother: Necia Armstrong and husband, Buddy, of Carthage

Grandchildren:
Kiersten Richards
Natalie Peace
Connor Richards

Sisters:
Karla Rochelle Henley and husband, David, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Kristy McNeal of Nacogdoches

Brother: Kevin Richard McNeil and wife, Pam, of Beckville

Mother-in-law: Brenda McDaniel and husband, Gene, of Carthage

Father-in-law: Rex Richards and wife, Suzanne, of Center

Special Niece: Kellie Henley of Shreveport, Louisiana

Sister-in-law: Donna Randolph of Carthage

Special Friends:
Joyce Bush of Center
Cindy Eubank of Center
Friends from the office

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

Preceded in death by
Grandson: Bradley Kent Richards
Father: George Henry McNeil
Nephew: Patrick McNeil

Pallbearers will be Chase Henley, Cody Rawls, Anthony Fleetwood, Don Wheeler, David Eubank and David Henley.


03/20/2015

Ara Belle English Anthony, 75, of Center, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Anthony was born May 26, 1939 in Shelby County to Lynn English and Bernice Payne English. She loved to cook, quilt and spend time with her grandchildren. Ms. Anthony was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by
Sons:
Frankie Anthony and wife, Valerie, of Center
Mark Anthony of Denton
Mitchell Anthony and wife, Sonya, of Center

Daughter: Laresa Livingston of Center

Ten Grandchildren

Eleven Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Bobbie Campbell and husband, O.C., of Center
Judy English of Center
Vernell English of Center

Sister-in-law: Brooksie McGee of Center

Brothers-in-law:
Elmer Ray Wilburn of Center
E.A. Tomlin of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Grover F. Anthony
One infant child: James Kirk Anthony
Parents: Lynn English and Bernice Payne English
Sister: Johnny Wilburn

Pallbearers will be Grover Lynn Anthony, Brandon Anthony, Doug Eaves, Cody Anthony, Wil Blackshear, Cameron Anthony, Russell Sowell and Ryan Hall.

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


03/19/2015

Mrs. Joann Lockett, 58, of Center went to her Lord on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

There will be a wake held Friday, March 20th from 6-8pm at Community Funeral Home in Center, Texas. The services will Saturday, March 21th at 1pm at Abundant Love Ministeries Church of Center, Texas with interment to follow at West View Cementry in Center, Texas. Pastor Marlin Cloudy will be officiating the services.

Mrs. Lockett is survived by:

Husband: James Earl Lockett, Dallas, Texas

Daughter: Jessica Patton and husband Trumaine, Center, Texas

Sons:Travis Patton Jr. and wife Destini, Center, Texas; Jeremiah Lockett and wife Latesia, Dallas, Texas

7 Grandchildern

Brothers: Joe Suell Jr., Lufkin, Texas; Henry Suell and wife Linda, Center, Texas; Blandell Suell, Center, Texas; Bobby Dell Suell, Nacogdoches, Texas; Willie Lee Suell, Tyler, Texas; Alex Suell and wife Jasmine, Marshall, Texas; Lonnie Ray Patton, Center Texas; RL Nickerson, Beaumont, Texas.

Sisters:Lesie Mae Suell, Center, Texas; Barbarie Buckley and husband Johnny Ray, Center, Texas; Elizebeth Ann Suell, Center, Texas; Cynitha Hightower and husband Lonnie, Center, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


Timms Funeral Home (222 Leach St., Lufkin, Texas) and Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas are announcing funeral services for Mrs. Maxine Waterhouse Greer (82) of Lufkin, Texas. Mrs. Greer died March 13, 2015 at a local nursing center in Lufkin, Texas. Funeral services for Mrs. Greer will be Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12 noon, at Long Chapel CME Church (516 Lining St., Lufkin, Texas). Rev. Robert Gipson will be officiating.

Mrs. Greer’s survivors are:

Daughter: Connie Greer of Lufkin, Texas

Grandson that she raised: Michael (Premiaula) of Lufkin, Texas

Brothers: Sam Waterhouse of Dayton, Ohio and Joe Willie Waterhouse of Center, Texas

Sisters: Ann Turner of Dayton Ohio, Onie Alexander of Carthage, Texas & Gwendolyn (C.W.) Garrett of Center, Texas

Visitation will be at Timms Funeral Home from the hours of 8am-5pm, Friday, March 20, 2015
Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lufkin, Texas
Repass: Long Chapel CME Church


03/18/2015

Floyd Elmer Boatman was born November 29, 1923 in Nacogdoches to Floyd and Lela (Bell) Boatman. He entered into rest on March 17, 2015 in Garrison, Texas having reached the age of 91 years.

Services will be 11:00 am Friday, March 20, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation 6:00-8:00 pm Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home

Survivors:
Son:
Michael E. Boatman of Garrison, Texas

Daughters:
Dianne Becker & husband Clint of Lufkin, Texas, Susan Provine & husband Robert of Garrison, Texas, Rhonda Schoppe & husband Dwain of Cushing, Texas

Grandchildren:
Britta Bailey & husband Kirby, Stephen Provine & wife Debbie, Chad Becker & wife Becky, Jim Chatman

Great-Grandchildren:
Jennah Williams, Haley Becker, Addyson Gray, Stephen Burnnett, Tyler Luce, Sydney Lindsey, Ashley Bailey

Great Great-Grandchildren:
Aden & Riley

Brother: Billy Ray Boatman
Sisters: Dorlene Weatherly & Dena Faye Corley

Preceded in death by wife: Mary Lou (Williams) Boatman
Grandson: Aaron Todd Becker
Brothers: J.M. Boatman & Lessie Boatman
Parents: Floyd & Lela Boatman


03/17/2015

​​​Andre Dwain Hall, 76, of Gary, Texas, was called away peacefully to be with the Lord after a long illness on Monday, March 16, 2015. Born in Emory, Texas, on March 21, 1938, to the late James Roszell Hall, Jr. and Golda Vo Anderson.

​Called home before him was the great love of his life, his loving wife, Wanda Latham Hall. His sister, Mozelle Hall Kunkel and brother in-law, Dale Gosnell. Our hopes are that they are together now in eternal peace.

​Andre was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, bird watching, fishing, and growing flowers. He especially enjoyed the company of his dog Lady, for she was a faithful loyal companion to him.

​After graduating from Gary High School, Andre enlisted in the Army National Guard, where he served before being called up to active duty in the Army. There he served almost another year before being given his discharge papers.

​Making Houston their home after marriage, Andre began working as a field engineer. After retiring from Océ he returned to Gary to live on Lake Murvaul.

​Andre was a loving father and was extremely proud of his children. His daughter, Tonya Aruffo and husband Cris of Houston; and his son, Shawn Hall and Pam Belrose of Center. He adored his grandchildren. They brought him great joy. Madeline Aruffo, Cadey Belrose, Jake Aruffo, and Bill Belrose. Andre leaves loving memories to be cherished by his siblings. Sister, Elna Gosnell of Royce City, Texas; brother, James Roszell Hall III and wife Molly of Port Allen, Louisiana, brother in-law, Pete Kunkel of Gary. As well as many loving nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors that he was so blessed to have shared so many good times with.

​The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 11 am to 1 pm at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home with the celebration of life to immediately follow at 1 pm with Pastor Brad Howard and Rev. Spencer Nordyke officiating. Mr. Hall will be laid to rest at the Mount Bethel Cemetery in Gary.

​​The Family would like to express sincere gratitude to Garrison Nursing Home, Nacogdoches Memorial, and Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home, and all the friends that lifted up prayers during his illness. We thank each of you for the loving care and support.

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


Michael Wayne Wood, newborn son of Matthew and Kelli McCroskey Wood, went to be with the Angels Sunday morning in the Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Michael was survived by:

Parents, Matthew and Kelli McCroskey Wood of Center, Texas

Sisters: Kelsi Wood and Madalynn Wood of Center, Texas

Grandparents:
Mike and Laura McCroskey of Hemphill, Texas
Wayne and Jean Wood of Center, Texas

Great-grandparents:
Richard and Patricia Quick of Lufkin
Paul and Bobbie Ross of Center.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Mallori Wood.

Graveside services will be at 2:00pm, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the Rosevine Cemetery, Rosevine, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Starr Funeral Home.


03/13/2015

Paul E. Flournoy, 79, of Timpson, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2015 at Folsom Baptist Church, FM 2026 in the Folsom Chapel Community of Shelby County with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Flournoy was born March 18, 1935 in San Augustine County to Arbie Alec Flournoy and Zelma Wilkinson Flournoy. He was a member of Folsom Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Sons:
Paul Edward Flournoy and wife, Ruth, of Singleton
Jeff Flournoy and wife, Marie, of Lavon

Daughter: Kay Polk and husband, Hans, of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Stephen Flournoy
Kevin Flournoy
Daniel Flournoy
Zachary Flournoy
Matthew Flournoy
David Flournoy
Caleb Flournoy
Catelynn Flournoy

Great-Grandchildren:
Carson Flournoy
Carter Flournoy
Cooper Flournoy
Greyson Flournoy
Paige Flournoy
Zoe Flournoy

Extended Family:
Martha Garcia and family
Roxanne Miller and family
Michelle Helder and family
Sara Flournoy

Sisters:
Katie Purdy and husband, Jimmy, of Houston
Weeda Lowry and husband, Ray, of Longview
Sarah Lewis and husband, John, of Huntington
Betty Duke and husband, George, of Timpson
Rachel Brannon and husband, Ronnie, of Hallsville

Brothers:
Guy Flournoy and wife, Joyce, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Pete Flournoy and wife, Carolyn, of Tenaha

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Jean Flournoy
Parents: Arbie Alec Flournoy and Zelma Wilkinson Flournoy
Brothers: Dalton Flournoy, Clifford Flournoy

Pallbearers will be Stephen Flournoy, Matthew Flournoy, Kevin Flournoy, David Flournoy, Daniel Flournoy and Keith McKnight.

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


Brenda “Bo” Wright Curry, 56, of Logansport, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Josh Tolvert officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Curry was born June 16, 1958 in Shelby County to Roy Wright and Allie Mae Nichols Wright.

She is survived by
Husband: Quinton Curry of Logansport

Step Daughter: Shelley McDaniel and husband, Jerry D., of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Jaiden Deas of Logansport
Sawyer McDaniel of Joaquin
Addison McDaniel of Joaquin
Jace McDaniel of Joaquin

Brother: Earl Wright and wife, Linda, of Goober Hill

Sisters:
Evelina Morrison and husband, Larry, of Nacogdoches
Sonya Golden and husband, Rodney, of Center
Mary Jane McSwain of Center
Fay Henry of Center
Thelma Wright of Center
Tammy Ledford and husband, Jackie, of Stonewall, Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Jeannett Lightfoot
Bobbie Gannon

Brothers-in-law:
Steve Curry
Ted Curry

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Roy Wright and Allie Mae Nichols Wright
Son: Jamie Deas
Grandson: Christian Deas
Brother: David Wright
Sister-in-law: Onntt Bozeman
Brothers-in-law: J.W. Curry, Glenn Curry

Pallbearers will be Waylon Griffith, Monte Griffith, Micah Griffith, David Spratley, Colbin McSwain and Luke Hatcher.

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


Sara Samford Jackson, 87, of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of Shelby County, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the graveside service on Thursday at Mangum Funeral Home.
Sara was born on April 23, 1927 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Joseph Walker Samford & Irada Levona Hooper Samford who precede her in death. She graduated from Shelbyville High School. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Darwin Jackson.

Among her survivors include:
Son:
Gary Jackson of Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Grandchildren:
Walker Jackson & Elliott Jackson of Raleigh, North Carolina


Joe Bruton, 58, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in San Augustine.

(Updated 4/14/2015) A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 .

Mr. Bruton was born September 17, 1956 in Houston to Melva Jean Hickson Whitley.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Jessica Diane Bruton of Timpson
Jamie Leigh Hulsey and husband, Frank of Timpson

Mother: Melva Jean Whitley of Timpson

Aunts:
Gail Arnold of Timpson
Hedy Shafranski and husband, Richard of Katy

Sisters:
Karen Sue Martin and husband, Benny of Tenaha
Pamela Lowery and husband, Joe Don of Crockett
Darlene Cave and husband, John of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sister-in-law: Kay Hall of Houston

Grandchildren:
Madison Lynn Parry of Timpson
Violet Leona Hulsey of Timpson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: James Allen Whitley
Brother: Michael Ray Hall

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


Jean Whitley, 76, of Timpson, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

(Updated 4/14/2015) A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 18.

Ms. Whitley was born November 13, 1938 in Kaufman to Luther Hickson and Dorothy Fay Thomas Hickson. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Julius Nethery for over 27 years. Ms. Whitley loved to fish. She was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith.

She is survived by

Daughters:
Pamela Jean Lowery and husband, Joe Don, of Crockett
Karen Sue Martin and husband, Benny Leo, of Tenaha
Darlene Cave and husband, John, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sister:
Gail Arnold of Center
Hedy Shafranski of Houston

7 Grandchildren

4 Great Grandchildren

Daughter-in-law: Kay Hall of Humble

Preceded in death by
Parents: Luther Hickson and Dorothy Fay Thomas Hickson
Husband: James Alan Whitley
Sons: Joe Lynn Bruton, Michael Ray Hall
Sister: Glinda Stewart
Brothers: Lee Hickson, Perry Hickson

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


03/12/2015

Vince Walker, 48, of Center, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Mr. Walker was born July 21, 1966 in Shelby County to Oliver Curtis Walker and Nina Hudspeth Walker. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by
Wife: Mary Walker

Daughters:
Carolyn Nash Walker
Lori Jo Walker McGinty
Jaclyn Eaves and husband, Doug Jr.

Sons:
Robert Vincent Walker
Eric Williams
Justin Williams

Grandchildren:
Kayla Furra
Justin Furra
Katie Furra
Tara Jordan
Brelynn Walker
Hayleigh Elizabeth Walker
Ayden Eaves
Haylle Eaves
Khloe Williams

Mother: Nina Jo Hudspeth Walker

Stepfather: John Lee Miles

Sister: Brendah Jo Burns and husband, Charles

Brothers:
Duval Walker and wife, Katrina
Donald Walker

Mother-in-law: Ursula Soto

Nieces & Nephews:
Emily Walker
Ellie Walker
Dean Walker
Dane Walker
Melanda Walker
Keggin Walker

Numerous aunts and uncles

Preceded in death by
Father: Oliver Curtis Walker
Grandparents: Herman Walker and Cora May Walker, Ed Hudspeth and Mavy Hudspeth.

Pallbearers will be Randall Gilchrist, Frankie Bright, Kelly Amburn, Greg Stanford, Alan Hooper and Robert Hooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Dean and Dane Walker.

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


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 was the first of two children. Guy got his angel wings on March 11, 2015 at home with his girls at his bedside.

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.

Guy is also survived by two nephews Jonathan and Timothy Hopkins and their wives and children, two uncles David and Henry Hughes along with their wives and children. Guy was very close to his sister in law Elizabeth Thompson Jones, her husband Randy and their children, Julie Jones Harper, Laura Newlin Orona, Danielle Jones and Sean Jones and his mother in law Gail Grubbs Thompson. He leaves behind many precious cousins and friends all over the world. He will be greatly missed by all.

Guy graduated Center High School in 1965. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1972 with a BS in Art. Although he loved to draw and paint they became hobbies instead of his career. Guy worked at the Champion Newspaper for many years in various job functions. He worked at plywood plants and for a brief stint with the Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator.

Guy and his family moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area in 1994 and Guy worked at J. C. Penney Outlet for several years as a fixture man (he was responsible for taking apart and putting together the floor fixtures that held the items for sale.) Guy was very well known to the employees and regular customers at the outlet and was much loved. He retired due to his illness of Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia in 2007.

Guy's family was of primary importance in his life after his dedication to Christ. He tried to attend any and all meetings regarding his children's schooling as well as their band concerts and plays. He was always so very proud of all their talents and accomplishments. He was even more proud of his three fine grandchildren to whom he was known as G'diddy.

Guy's favorite hobby throughout his life was dancing. He loved to be noticed in a crowd and always showed off his fancy footwork whether on a cruise ship, at a reunion or just on the kitchen floor at home. He danced every chance he got until his illness robbed him of his independence to stand and move freely. As slowly as his illness gathered steam for his journey here on earth, we are all sure he danced out like a rocket when he went.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Southern Grace Hospice 364 Racetrack Road, McDonough, GA or The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (http://www.theaftd.org/)

Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Ted Strickland Community Center (130 North Berry Street, Stockbridge, GA 30281) at 3pm. His ashes will be buried with his parents at a graveside service in July at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas.


Johnny Eugene Hodges, age 71 of the Mt. Herman Community, Center, Tx. passed away, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside service will be 10:00 am Friday, March 13, 2015 at Mt. Herman Cemetery, Center, Texas, with Bro. Keith Rose and Bro. Dee Daniel officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 21, 1944 in Shelbyville to Willie and Mamie Marie (Cooper) Hodges. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 and was stationed in Germany. He retired from NIBCO where he was a supervisor for many years. He was a member of the White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Willie and Mamie Marie Hodges, Brother, Willie Waymon Hodges, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Monroe & Mae Taylor, Niece, Ava Hodges Hensarling, & Brothers-in-law, DL Battles & E.J. “Jack” Orgeron, Jr.

He is survived by:

Wife:
Joye Taylor Hodges of the Mt. Herman Community

Daughter:
Tamara Hodges Tanner of the Mt. Herman Community

Son:
Mark Hodges & wife, Kristi of the Mt. Herman Community

Grandchildren:
Beth Tanner, Brayden, Jarren & Makayla Hodges

Brothers:
Charles Hodges & wife, Judy of Buna
David Hodges & wife, Joanne of Shreveport

Sisters-in-law:
Laverne Battles of San Augustine
Loyce Orgeron of Houston

Special Nieces:
Donna Hodges of Chireno
Brandi Hodges of Shelbyville

Numerous Other Nieces, Nephews, Family & Friends

Pallbearers: Paul Whitton, Lavon Curl, Rex Davis, Gilbert Rains, Larry Choate & Keith Davis.

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


03/12/2015

Gussie “Sally” Bird, 84 of Center, Texas passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery in Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be Saturday before service 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

She was born August 19, 1930 to John and Ethel (Stone) Connell in Caledonia, Texas.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Kenneth Richard Bird and wife Jan of Hull, Texas
John Edward Bird and wife Linda of Shreveport, LA

Daughter, Pamela Jane Reese and husband Robert of Anchorage, AK

6 Grandchildren

6 Great-Grandchildren

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


Freeda Carlile Allen, 74, of Timpson, TX, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2015, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Mike Fodge officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson.

Born January 23, 1941, in Smackover, Arkansas, Freeda Carlile Allen was the daughter of the late Freeman and Hazel (Wilson) Eberlan. Her family moved from Arkansas to Texas, and Freeda graduated from Timpson High School with the Class of 1959.

Her family was always the most important thing in her life. She was definitely the backbone of her family. Spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren gave her much joy. Trust us when we say our family totally revolved around her. Mrs. Freeda loved reading and travelling, especially to historical places. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Second only to her family was her love of collecting antique Early American Pattern glass butter dishes. Everyone that knew Freeda realized what a precious woman she truly was.

Survivors include:

Husband: Shirley Ray Allen of Timpson, TX

Son: Chris Carlile, and wife, Angela of Houston, TX

Daughter: Robin Carlile Parks and Robert of Timpson, TX

Son: Kent Carlile of Timpson, TX

Daughter: April Carlile Harris of Timpson, TX

Brother: John Ricks Eberlan of Timpson, TX

Special sister/cousin: Iris Bailey, and husband, Bobby of Timpson, TX

Sister: Celeste Jones of Pasadena, TX

Grandchildren:
Season Williams, and husband, Jerrid of Kingwood, TX
Jennifer Eveland, and husband, Ryan of Houston, TX
Josh Keller, and wife, Jessica of Spring, TX
Chance Milford, and wife, Kathy of Rosharon, TX
Laci Harris and Rocky Starr of Timpson, TX
Jarett Harris, and wife, Sydney of Timpson, TX
Laine Jackson, and husband, Jared of Gilmer, TX
Autumn Carlile of Houston, TX
Faith Parks of Timpson, TX
Michael Lee Caryl, and wife, Kristin of Mt. Enterprise, TX
Meagan Birdwell of Houston, TX, and Robert Christmas of Houston, TX

Great-grandchildren:
Serenity Bliss Williams
Christian Cole Carlile
Sienna Raine Williams
Brylie Laine Harris
Jacob Drew Harris,
Ellieana Joy Milford
Kendyl Skye Jackson
Carsyn Paige Eveland
Grayson Dean Fuller
Izzy Caryl
Gaige Caryl
Caiden Corman
Presley Eveland
Leah Jackson

Stepchildren:
Pam Thomas, and husband, Donnell of Molino, FL
Charlie Allen, and wife, Kelli of Arnold, MO
Bryan Allen, and wife, Michelle of Conway, AR
Stephen Allen of Arnold, MO

Stepgrandchildren:
Hunter Thomas
Brooklyn Thomas
Ashley Allen
Chase Allen
Karli Allen
Luke Allen
Bryson Allen
Braden Allen;

Daughter at heart Janice Garrett, and husband, Patrick of Timpson, TX

Grandchildren at heart:
Nashawn Crawford of Timpson, TX
Terrance Garrett of Timpson, TX

A host of family and friends who will miss her greatly

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


Memorial services for Don L. Pinkston, 64, of Waskom, TX, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, in the Chapel of Downs Funeral Home, Marshall, Texas with Rev. Eric Peyton officiating. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015, at Downs Funeral Home. Mr. Pinkston passed away March 11, 2015 at his home.

Don Pinkston was born March 22, 1950, in Center, TX, to Bob Farmer Pinkston and Mildred Cariker Pinkston. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Waskom. Don married Nancy Karen Peak, and they were blessed with three sons. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was manager at Moore Plumbing Supply.

Surviving Don are:

Wife, Karen Pinkston of Waskom

Sons: Brad Pinkston and wife Amber of Dallas, TX, Ben Pinkston and wife Rikilee of Stephenville, TX, and Blake Pinkston of Marshall

Brother: Jerry Pinkston and wife Barbara of Center, TX

Sister: Sharon Pinkston Roberts of Nacogdoches, TX

Grandchild: Brooks Pinkston

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert Neel “Bobby” Pinkston.

Services are under the direction of Downs Funeral Home, 4608 Elysian Fields Road, Marshall, Texas 75672.


Mr. Donald Roy “Duck” Cook, age 65, of Geneva, Texas. Mr. Cook passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Parkwood Place in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral Services for Mr. Cook will be held Monday, March 16, 2015 at 1pm at County Line Baptist Church
Interment will be at Gasby New Zion Cemetery with Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating.

Visitation and viewing will be held the day of the service Monday, March 16, 2015 from 11am until service time at County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors
Daughters:
Sabrina Jones of Nacogdoches, Texas
Donita Cook of Chicago, ILL.

3 Grandchildren

Brother: Edward Cook of Geneva, Texas

Sisters Cora Pearl White, and husband, Linson of East Liberty, Texas
Lue Willie Rolle, and husband, Richard of Lufkin, Texas
Mary Reed, and husband, Leroy of Bellwood, ILL.
Everteen Dade, and husband, Fred of San Augustine, Texas
Rachel Cook Roquemore, and husband, Richard of Houston, Texas

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Stephanie Lane Miller, age 48, of Lufkin, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin, Texas. She was a native of San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Services
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1pm at True Vine Baptist Church
Interment: Lane Town Cemetery
Rev. Anthony Jackson, Officiating

Visitation
Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:30 p.m. until 6:30pm, Garner & Son Chapel

Survivors
Husband:
Glenn Miller of Lufkin, Texas

Grandmother
Carrie Johnson of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters
Chiquita Simpson (Quincy) of Center, Texas, Tamika Burrell of Lufkin, Texas

2 Grandchildren

Brothers: Jerry L. Lane, Jr. of Beaumont, Texas, Roy Johnson (Cassandra) of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters:
Sheila Lane of Lufkin, Texas, Kandie Holmes (Cedrick) of Lufkin, Texas

God Sisters:
Elsa Noble of Longview, Texas, Sonja Gulley of Kaleen, Texas

God Brother:
Elbert Noble of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


03/10/2015

Mr. Donny Ray Lathan, 57, of Tenaha, Texas, died Friday, March 6, 2015, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Lathan’s services will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, at St. Paul Baptist Church, 11:00am, 617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas. Bro Freddie Wilson will be officiating.

Mr. Lathan’s survivors are:
Mother Baby Lou Gardner of Center, Texas
Brothers: Roderick Gardner of Center, Texas
Gregory Gardner (Carmen) of Nacogdoches, Texas
Darryl Gardner of Huntsville, Texas
Ricky (Dorothy) Cartwright of Center, Texas
Charles R. Lathan of Center, Texas
Jell (Tessa) Cartwright of Lufkin, Texas
Sisters: Zebbra Riggins of Center, Texas
Vanessa Lathan of Shelbyville, Texas

Visitation will be at St Paul Baptist Church, Friday March 13 from the hours of 7pm-9pm.

Burial will be at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas Repass will be at St Paul Baptist Church, 617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas


Mrs. Shirley Wooten Crawford, 77, of Henderson, passed from this life on March 8, 2015. She was born September 10, 1937 in Panola County to the late Roscoe Zed and Shirley Raye (Bridges) Wooten. Shirley was a proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where she received a Bachelors and Masters degree and currently served on the SFA Alumni Foundation Board. She then went on to a career with the Texas A&M University System-Texas Cooperative Service and retired as a District Extension Director.

Shirley was well known for her local civic participation having served as Executive Director for United Way of Rusk County for nearly five years, 1st Vice President of Henderson Lion's Club, and Secretary for Keep Henderson Beautiful. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Charles C. Davenport Chapter of Tyler and the United Daughters of the Confederacy Texas Division Mary Tyler Moore #217 of Tyler. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church of Henderson and currently served as pianist for St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, Kenneth Milford, Joe A. Neel, and David Crawford.

Survivors include:
Sister Johnnie McWilliams and husband L.D. of Whitehouse,
Nephews Lorenzo McWilliams and wife Charlotte of Austin and Aaron McWilliams and wife Karen of Allen

Great-nieces Olivia McWilliams, Ella McWilliams, Harper McWilliams, and Lucy McWilliams

Great-nephews Declan and Calvin McWilliams.

A time of visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Crawford will be held at 10 am on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the chapel of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Rev. Don Edmiston officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery, near Timpson, under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Lorenzo McWilliams, Aaron McWilliams, Bob McKnight, Bob Sitton, Rick Hanning, and Clay Keith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Keith, Mike Smith, and members of the Henderson Lion's Club.

If desired, memorials may be made to the SFA Alumni Foundation Math and Science Department Scholarship at Box 6096 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75692.

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


03/09/2015

Gordon Eddins, 54, passed away Monday March 2, 2015 after a long fight with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father James Eddins and Grandparents Jimmy and Margaret Eddins and William and MaryAnn Edison.

He is survived by:

Loving wife, Shannon

Mother, Ida Fay Eddins

Sons:
Michael Eddins (Brandi)
Benjamin Huffman (Candice)

Daughters:
Angela Eddins (Dustin)
Ashley Marler (Brandon)
Chrissie McDermott (Dan)

Grandchildren: Jaymee, Kayla, Keezie, Vivie, Jaidon, Presley, Connor and Lennox.

Brothers:
William Eddins(Evelyn)
John Eddins.

And numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday March 7, 2015 at 4pm at the Waller United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the family home.


Ms. Deandrea Michelle Harper, 43, of Jacksonville, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015, in Jacksonville.

Services for Ms. Harper will be held at Abundant Love Ministries in Center, Texas on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 11am with interment to follow at Westview Cemetery in Center. Rev. Raymond Ingram to officiate the services.

Ms. Harper is survived by:

Mother: Linda Sue Harper - Center, Texas

Father: B.J. Hunt - Lufkin, Texas

Son: Danell Harper - Rusk, Texas

Daughter: Deandrea Harper - Akron, Ohio

Sisters: Tyshanna Harper - Center, Texas, Christy Harper - Center, Texas, Cininderlla Harper Boykins of Carthage, Texas

Brother: Jessie Harper - Houston, Texas

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


Ms. Johnnie Rae Nash, 63, of Center, Tx. passed away Tuesday, March 3rd at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Service for Ms. Nash will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at St. Paul Baptist Church. There will be a wake held from 6-8pm Tuesday night at Community Funeral Home and viewing will be held from 12-1pm at St. Paul Baptist Church with services to start at 1pm and interment to follow at Thompson Cemetery in Center. Pastor Freddie Wilson will be officiating serivces.

Ms. Nash is survived by:

Husband: Gerald Bolden - Center, Texas

Sons: Charles Nash Jr. - Center, Texas, Van Nash - Nacogdoches, Texas, Chris Nash - Dallas, Texas,

Sister:Sheretta Patton - Center, Texas

Brothers: Ken Patton - Center, Texas, David Patton - Nacogdoches

Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas will be handling services.


03/05/2015

Lola Jordan Harris, 79, of Garrison, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015.

Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Mount Union Freewill Baptist Church in Garrison. Interment will follow at Helpenstell Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Ms. Harris was born July 10, 1935 in the Swift Community of Nacogdoches County to Johnnie M. Jordan and Allie Mora Jordan. She retired from the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier and desk clerk after seventeen years of service. Ms. Harris was of the Baptist faith and a member of Mount Union Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Children:
Mona Hair of Houston, Texas
Callie Crawford of Statesville, North Carolina
Chester Harris of Atlanta, Texas
Sharon Harris of Idaho Falls, Idaho
Susan Harris of Texarkana, Texas
Thomas Harris of Garrison, Texas
Albert “Karl” Harris of Frierson, Louisiana

Eleven Grandchildren

Nineteen Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Martha Vann of Leesville, Louisiana

Brothers:
Paul Jordan of Nacogdoches, Texas
Phillip Jordan of Nacogdoches, Texas

Preceded in death by
Husband: Charles Harris
Brother: Elmer Harris
Parents: Johnnie M. Jordan and Allie Mora Jordan

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


03/04/2015

Deborah Colburn Gann, age 62, of Henderson, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center in Henderson, Texas.

She is survived by:

Son, Aaron Gann of Tampa, Florida

Daughter, Amanda Gann of Henderson

Grandchildren:
Kalen Gann of Tampa, Florida
Morgan and Blake Gann of Henderson

Brothers and Sisters: Eugene Colburn, Rodney Colburn, Eddie Colburn, Betty Smith and Catherine Duke.

Sisters-in-law: Karla Gann Vaughn and Mary Beth Gann Bearden

Mother-in-law, Virginia Byrd Walden of Nacogdoches

She is preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Jetty Colburn; husband, Robert Gann; infant daughter, Marlena D. Gann; and in-laws, Doug and Melba Gann.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Services under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard, Texas.


03/02/2015

Curtis Wayne Robinson, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. Robinson was born February 11, 1963 in Houston to David Oral Robinson Sr. and Yvonne Plant. He attended First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by
Wife: Julie Ann Robinson of Shelbyville

Children:
Kellie Robinson and fiancé, Enriquez Mejia, of Montgomery
Brandi Mize of Mansfield, Louisiana
Michael Mize of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Avianna Mejia
Charley Mejia
Kiana Bennett
Ciara Colbert
Caden Mize

Father: Billy Ray Doggett of Shelbyville

Brothers:
Kenneth Robinson of Leesville, Louisiana
Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville
Billy Doggett and wife, Christine, of Center

Sisters-in-law:
Toni Robinson
Marsha Doggett

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: David Oral Robinson
Mother: Yvonne Plant Doggett
Brother: David Robinson Jr.
Nephew: Scotty Doggett

An account has been set up at Farmers State Bank to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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


Winston Eugene “Gene” Fields, 66, of Kilgore, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 in Brazil.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Calvin Hancock officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Fields was born February 27, 1949 in Center to Winston Fields and Lavern Clark Fields.

He is survived by
Children:
Alpha Fields of Kilgore
Whitney Koltonski and husband, Chris, of Shelbyville
Hannah Lee and husband, Mark, of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Stephen James Lee
Lila Ann Koltonski

Sister: Jan Permenter and husband, Jim, of Center

Preceded in death by
Wife: Cathy Risinger Fields
Parents: Winston Fields and Lavern Clark Fields

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cathy Fields Memorial Scholarship Fund at Farmers State Bank in Center.

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


03/01/2014

Flo Coneath Wilburn, age 84, of Center went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, March 7, 2015, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service from 11am until 1pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.

She was born October 14, 1930 in Center, Texas to Floyd & Virgie (Davis) Turner. She and her husband, Silas W. Wilburn, Sr. , a career U.S. Army soldier, and their children lived in many places, including Germany. No matter where they went, Center, Texas was still their home. Flo was a hard working lovely lady with a generous, loving spirit. Those who visited in her home knew that when you left, she always wanted to give you some cake, pie, fresh tomatoes or a jar of her delicious home canned-pickles. Mrs. Turner was known for riding her horse and carrying the flag each year for the opening of the rodeo, which she did with such beauty & graceful horsemanship. She was so giving and shared everything she had such as knowledge, love & food. She will truly be missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Felding Turner & Virgie Turner, Husband, Silas W. Wilburn, Sr. , three brothers, Henry Turner, Talis Turner & Dennis Turner & Nephew, David Turner.

She is survived by:

Son, Silas W. Wilburn, Jr. of Center

Daughter, Linda Wilburn McKenzie of Florida

3 Grandchildren:
Michelle McKenzie of Florida
Tara Wilburn Permenter of Joaquin
Sally Wilburn of Center

Great-Grandchildren names:
Collin Vickers
Carsen Vickers
Hadley Permenter

Brother, Lynn Turner & wife, Dianne of Center

Sister, Belle Turner & husband, Thomas Walker of Florida

Sisters-in-law:
Della Turner of Angleton
Lois Turner of Clute
Nancy Turner

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


02/26/2015

Katherine Adele Lockart Michna, 77, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Michna was born October 28, 1937 in Garrison to Francis Allan Lockart and Velma Hill Lockart. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Garrison.

She is survived by

Husband
Robert J. Michna of Garrison

Son
Steven Lee Slater and wife, Lucy, of Western Grove, Arkansas

Daughter
Pattie Slater Lockart and husband, John, of Garrison

Step Daughter
Melanie Thompson and husband, David, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Step Son
Mark Michna and wife, Debbie, of Akron, Ohio

Grandchildren
Robert Slater
Amber Lockart
Stephanie Slater
Christopher Lockart
Jade Graves
Destiny Slater Gardner
Steven Frank Slater
Erica Slater Reynolds
Rhea Slater Freeman
Graham Thompson
Amanda Wolfe
Katherine Michna

18 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Francis Allan Lockart and Velma Hill Lockart
Brother: Allan Lockart

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


Funeral services will be held for Mildred Lee Eaves Pierce, 84, of Nacogdoches on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Laird Funeral Home at 12:00 PM with Rev. Larry Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Center, Texas. She passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Laird Funeral Home.

Mildred was born in Center, Texas to William Carl Eaves and Jeneva Harlow Satterwhite on March 29, 1930. She grew up in Center. She moved to Nacogdoches after she married her future husband, Edwin Leon Pierce, on November 28, 1967 in Shreveport, LA. They met each other while she worked as a waitress in a family restaurant in San Augustine.

Mildred loved her family dearly. She enjoyed spending time with them and especially her beautiful grandchildren. She also enjoy going fishing, and working out in her garden.

She was a member of Spann Chapel Baptist church. Her favorite scripture was 23 Psalm.

Mildred is survived by:

Son
Earl Keith Tindall

Daughter
Brenda Ann Young and husband, Kenneth

Grandchildren
Sheila Sharp and husband, Anthony
Candace Kent and husband, Brian

Great-grandchildren
Ashton Sharp
Matthew Sharp
Ryan Sharp
Mason Sharp
Hudson Kent.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Sharp, Matthew Sharp, Adam Barbee, Brian Kent, Lyndal Pierce, Cal Baker and Dolores Talamantes.


2/25/2015

Atlee Jane Adams, 91, of Stafford, passed Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Hamptons Assisted Living in Stafford, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 9, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri to Eli Turk and Annie Mae (Jones) Lacy. She graduated from Center High School.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Eli & Annie Lacy, Husband, Allie Monroe Adams, Infant Son, Allie Adams, Jr., Infant Sister, Nancy Florene Lacy, Sister, Edith Mary Lacy Mayfield & Brother, John Neal Lacy.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Alda Dede & husband, Chris of Dedham, MA

Sons
John Adams & wife, Malou of Danville, CA
David Adams of Houston

Grandchildren
Adrian Dede, Alexander & Arielle Dede
Aaron & Andrea’ Adams
Nieces & Nephews:
Mary Elizabeth “Meg” & Larry Albertelli
John Thomas & Judy Gault
Nancy & Bob Warr
Linda & David Reinhart
Janis & Jeep Compton
Dr. Joe Neal & Jane Lacy

Numerous Other Family & Friends

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


2/24/2015

Frank M. Jousan Sr., 89, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.


Lewis Fain Ramsey, 90, of Longview, TX, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in Texas City, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, TX.

Born March 31, 1924, in Joaquin, Texas, Fain Ramsey was the son of the late John Jackson and Sarah Jane (Ferguson) Ramsey. He was one of seven children. Mr. Ramsey graduated from Joaquin High School.

After serving in the United States Army during WWII, Mr. Fain returned to Joaquin to work with his brothers building homes in the Houston area. Mr. Ramsey met his soul mate and was married to Sybil Lee Culberson Ramsey until the Lord called her home in 2002. They moved to Longview, Texas where Fain was self-employed as a cabinet maker and owned his own cabinet shop before retiring finally at the age of 79. He enjoyed fishing any opportunity he had to do so. He spent much time on the Sabine River catching big ones. Fain also loved travelling to Alaska and the scenery that was in Alaska. Mr. Ramsey made many trips to and from Alaska by himself and with his brother before his health failed. Mr. Fain was a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church of Longview, Texas and loved his church dearly.

Survivors include daughter, Susan Carr and husband Raymond of Kenai, Alaska, 7 nephews, and two neices.

In addition to his parents, Fain was preceded in death by his loving wife of 29 years,
Sybil Lee; two brothers and four sisters.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to First Presbyterian Church, 301 North Center St, Longview, Texas, 75601 or the American Cancer Society.


2/23/2015

Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez, 23, of Center passed away Saturday, February 23, 2015 at Center Emergency Department as a result of car accident.

Services will Sunday, March 1, 2015 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Templo Principe de Paz, 398 Hwy 7 W, Center, Texas 75935.

Among his survivors include:

Father
Federico Chel Wicab of Mexico

Mother
Carmita Sanchez Ambros of Mexico

Brothers
Miguel Chel Sanchez of Center
Carlos Chel Sanchez of Center


William Herbert Hearnsberger, 92, of Garrison, TX, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, in Shreveport, LA. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 27, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Garrison, with Bro. Jeremy Pruitt and Bro. Tracy Herbert Hearnsberger officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison.

Born October 6, 1922, in Chambersville, Arkansas, William Herbert Hearnsberger was the son of the late George Walter and Elizabeth (Briley) Hearnsberger. He was the ninth of ten children. His family moved from Arkansas to Texas, and Herbert graduated from Garrison High School in 1941.

After serving as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Herbert returned to Garrison to work with his brother Walter at H & H Hardware and Building Supply. He also was a building superintendent for many housing developments in the Houston area. At the age of 79, Herbert finally retired as owner of Trinity Lumber Company.

Survivors include

Sons
Kenneth Wayne Hearnsberger of Maple Falls, WA
Tracy Herbert Hearnsberger, and wife, Rhonda of Pflugerville, TX

Daughters
Susan Marie Miller, and husband, Orval of Timpson, TX, and
Nancy Carol Windham of Nacogdoches, TX

Brother: Billy Frank Hearnsberger, and wife, Thelma of Splendora, TX

Grandchildren
David Wayne Hearnsberger, and wife, Christiana
Mark Daniel Miller, and wife, Beatrice
Dusti Leah Standridge, and husband, Scott
Wendy Carol Polk, and husband, Aaron
John David Windham, and wife, Tanya
Lacy Elizabeth Bartlett, and husband, Aaron
Kaley Hearnsberger

11 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by brothers, Clarence, George, Walter, and Hosea; sisters Mabel Jones, Lois Gray, Willa Rean Stratton, and Mary Kate Woods; and grandchildren William Dwayne Hearnsberger and Jamie Carol Windham.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Garrison, designated for mission funds.

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


02/20/2015

Mr. Andrew Earl "Andy" Williams, age 52, of Geneva, Texas. Mr. Williams passed away on Tuesday Morning at Colonial Pines Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 at1pm at the County Line Baptist Church with internment to follow at County Line Cemetery. Rev. Gaylon Taylor will be officiating

Visitation are be held Friday, February 20, 2015 from 1pm until 6:30pm atGarner & Son Chapel

Survivors
Wife:
Verna Tanner of San Augustine, Texas

Son
K. C. Price of San Augustine, Texas

Daughter
Vera Tanner of Center, Texas

1 Grandchild

Step Mother
Deloris Williams of San Augustine, Texas

Brothers
Leo Williams, Jr. of Geneva, Texas, Willie Williams of Geneva, Texas, Danny Williams (Eartha) of Geneva, Texas, Christopher Barnes (Shereeta) of Nacogdoches, Texas, James Barnes (Olivia) of San Augustine, Texas

Sisters
Victoria Barnes of San Augustine, Texas, Verdale Barnes of Pineland, Texas, Nefretiri Williams (Steve) of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends


02/19/2015

Marjorie Lucille Dunn Hague, 73, of Archer City, Texas (formerly of Shelby County) passed away on Wednesday evening, February 18, 2015, in Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 15 with services to follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Aulds Funeral Home with Jon Curry, Pastor of Grace Community Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home.

Marjorie was born on May 3, 1941 to the late Thomas Syke Dunn and Catherine Lucille Caudell Dunn in Winnsboro, Texas. She spent most of her youth in McKinney, Texas. Marjorie married Claude Emanuel Hague, Jr. in January 1961. Together in East Texas and southern Missouri they owned dairy farms and restaurants, but more importantly they built a large family with seven children, nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They moved to Archer City in 2002 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Marjorie enjoyed working with animals, gardening, and quilting. Throughout her extended illness, she demonstrated incredible faith, kindness, and courage.

Survivors include:

Children:
Cindy Hutchins Carswell, and her husband, Gary, of Huntington, TX
Cathy Ostermann, and her husband, James, of Windthorst, TX
Cara Mund, and her husband, Ronnie, of Decatur, TX
Holly Duncan, and her husband, Mark, of Diana, TX
Steven Hague, and his wife, LeAnn, of College Station, TX
Kris Hague, and his wife, Pansy, of Crowell, TX
Brian Hague, and his wife, Erin, of Utah

Grandchildren:
Katie Hutchins Martin
Jacob Hutchins
Caroline Hutchins
Emma Ostermann
Blake Ostermann
Megan Mund
Lily Mund Cormack
Heather Mund
Tanya Duncan
Lane Duncan
Chase Duncan
Tara Duncan
Ellie Hague
Carter Hague
Tex Hague
Wyatt Hague
Faith Hague
Heidi Hague

Great-grandchildren:
Harlow Hutchins
Heist Martin

Brothers:
Rodney Dunn, and wife, Paula
Boyd Dunn, and wife, Shirley
Leo Dunn, and wife, Donna
Jackie Dunn, and wife, Carol

Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband, Claude Hague and grandson, Seth Duncan.

Online condolences may be made to auldsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Archer City Cemetery Association, P.O.Box 198, Archer City, TX 76351 or the Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.


Shirley Anne Clarke Hutson, 80, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Katy.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Hutson was born September 13, 1934 in Richmond, Virginia to Miles Clarke and Edna Earl Farley Clarke. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Hutson was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by
Husband of 61 years: Edward Hutson of Timpson

Children:
Sue Hutson Redmond and husband, Patrick, of Cypress
E. Lee Hutson Jr. of Houston
Sharon Hutson Johnson and husband, Delbert, of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Angie Kleb Knaute and husband, Alex, of Cypress
Kristin Kleb and fiancé, Chris, of Spring
Sarah Kleb Barrow and husband, Charles, of Cypress
Lee Hutson Grumbles and wife, Lauren, of Houston
Jennifer Johnson Norton and husband, Clint, of Shelbyville
Jamie Johnson and fiancé, Brandon Ryan, of Garrison

10 Great-Grandchildren:

Special Friend & Companion: Millie

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Miles Clarke and Edna Earl Farley Clarke
Sibling: Robert Clarke

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


02/18/2015

Graveside services for Mable Green Campbell, age 61, of Tyler, formally of Center, are scheduled for 4 pm, Friday, February 20, 2015 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home Chapel and Chuck Horton will officiate.

Mrs. Campbell passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Tyler.
She was born January 15, 1954 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Charles and Martha Green.

Mable enjoyed being with her family, she was best friends with her daughter Amanda and loved being GiGi to her grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 25 years, Larry B. Campbell.

Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Franklin and husband Andrew Maricle of Tyler; 3 grandchildren, Jaycee Franklin, and Sydnie and Syerra Maricle; sister, Neoma Clephas; brother, Eddie green and wife Donna all of Tenaha; brother in-law Tom Campbell and wife Nancy of Whitehouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at the cemetery at 3:00pm on Friday, February 20, 2015.


02/17/2015

A graveside service for Robert Lee Sholar, 59, of Beckville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Jackson Cemetery near Joaquin with Rev. Greg Edwards and John Sholar, Jr. officiating. Mr. Sholar passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 14, 2015, at his home near Beckville.

Robert Lee Sholar was born on March 13, 1955, in Center, TX, to the late Andrew Ollis Sholar, Sr. and Ethel Lee Lewis Sholar. He married Almeda Mae Willard on Jan. 28, 1980, in Center. Mr. Sholar worked as a truck driver and enjoyed riding horses. He moved to Beckville 12 years ago and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:

His wife, Almeda Sholar of Beckville;

Son: Shannon Cox, and wife, Margaret of Beckville

Brothers:
Andrew Sholar, Jr., and wife, Jenny of Joaquin
John Sholar, Sr. of Joaquin
Richard Sholar, Sr., and wife, Scottie of Joaquin

Sisters:
Martha Manasco of Logansport
Laura Rushing, and husband, Bill of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Cheyenne Griffin, and husband, Austin
Gabby Cox
Shannon Cox

Great-grandchildren:
Sabrina Cox
La’Riyah Griffin
Beau Griffin

Step-grandsons:
Nathan Henshaw and
Zac Mathews

Pallbearers are John Sholar, Jr., Joey Sholar, Richard Sholar, Jr., Heath Sholar, Jackie Willard, and Nathan Henshaw.

Memorials may be made to Texas Oncology-Longview Cancer Center, 1300 N. 4th St., Longview, TX 75601. A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.


02/16/2015

Mrs. Jerry Margarett Nix, 76, of Timpson, TX, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Bro. Russell Hathcock and Bro. Leroy Bowley officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born October 18, 1938, in Dallas, TX, Jerry Margarett Nix was the daughter of the late Frank and Francis (Sawyer) Rains. Jerry and her husband Jimmy Nix were blessed with 58 years together until her Lord called her home. Jerry enjoyed cooking for her family, feeding the birds, helping Pop with the cows and touring the area on their motorcycles. Mrs. Nix was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, that was truly dedicated to raising her family. She loved serving her Lord at Highway Tabernacle.

Survivors include her:

Loving husband, Jimmy Nix Sr.

Sons
Jimmy Nix Jr., and wife Lucy of Terrell, TX
Jonathan Nix, and wife Donna of Scurry, TX

Daughter, Sharon Bridges of Longbranch, TX

Sisters
Frankie Rawson, Dallas, TX
Laura Hargrove, Dallas, TX

6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren

To send condolences and to sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

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


Ariana Alexis Marie Moore, age 6 months, of Center passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Center Emergency Department.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Buddy Moore officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 15, 2014 in Nacogdoches to William Bryce and Angela Marie (Mejia) Moore.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Moore, Warren McDaniel, Desmond Moore & Weston Cuttill.

She is survived by:
Parents:
Billy & Angela Moore of Center

2 Brothers:
Emmanuel Mejia
Zayden Moore

Grandparents:
Warren & Cindy McDaniel of San Augustine
Buddy & Stacey Moore of Nacogdoches
Domingo & Patti Mejia of Florida

Great-Grandmother:
Gloria Moore of San Augustine

Uncles & Aunts:
Buddy & Yamboree Moore of San Augustine
Christy Moore of San Augustine
Lisa & Wayne Kennebrew of Irving
Brandy Mejia of Tennessee
Anthony Cuttill of El Paso
Weston Cuttill of San Antonio

Cousins:
Ehlygah, Aahlyah & IZAah Moore
Desmond Moore, D’Andrick Smith
Shakur, Arial, Herbert, Ethan & Alissa Kennebrew

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


02/13/2015

Marie Louise Hairston Story (Gran)

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. A graveside service is pending at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston under the direction of Howard Glendale Funeral Home in Houston.

Born March 14, 1933 in Harris County, Tx, to Orbie John Hairston and Marie Floyd Hairston. Married T. F. Story on September 11, 1953, they made their home and raised their children in Houston, Tx. where she lived for over 45 years.

She Retired from Star Enterprise, a subsidiary or Texaco/Shell after working in the Accounting Dept.

After retiring she moved to Garrison, Tx in 2001 to be near her daughter and her family. She especially enjoyed being able to go and watch her Grandson's participate in their many FFA and Sporting activities. She was one of their biggest fans. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, watching movies, listening to music, putting together jigsaw puzzles and playing games. She had a very competitive spirit and liked to win at whatever game she was playing and the rules to the games usually changed to fit her winning!!! She could smack talk with the best of them!!! She had been struggling with many health issues and was homebound for the past several years. She loved the Lord and when she was able to attend church she attended the Garrison Church of Christ. We had many conversations about her relationship with the Lord and she said "she was ready when he was"!! We take great comfort in knowing that she left this world peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 and is now in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and son. She is survived by Daughter, Kim Story Dees and Husband Tommy, Daughter-in-law Susan Story, Grandsons, Chris Dees and wife Sydni, Mark Dees and wife Alexandria, Jeremy Story and wife Emily, Granddaughter Marimonnie Pierce and husband Kevin and Great Granddaughter Heidi Pierce. Also, her loving fur baby "Max".

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


02/12/2015

Robert Douglas Campbell, 72, of Nacogdoches, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Robert Douglas Campbell was born July 20, 1942 in Houston, Texas to Ruth Morris Campbell and James Edward Campbell. He worked in the aircraft industry for many years. He was a pilot, enjoyed metal detecting and was an avid bass fisherman. In the words of his wife, “He was a devoted loving husband, with whom I was blessed to share my life. His strength, humor and courage, even in his suffering, fortified me, and his love remains in my heart.”

He is survived by
Wife: Lou Ann Campbell

Sister: Beverly Herrod

Brother-in-law: Douglas Herrod

Uncle: William Campbell and wife, Louise

Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Mother: Ruth Morris Campbell
Father: James Campbell
Stepfather: Lynn Morris

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


Services for Vernon Edwards will be 1pm Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Garrison, Texas. Visitations will be 12-1pm at the church.
Vernon was born September 23, 1915 to James Andrew Edwards and Mary Ida Hancock Edwards. He entered into rest on February 10, 2015 in Garrison, Texas having reached the age of 99 years

Survivors:

Son:
Dr. Gerald Edwards & wife Jane of Garrison, TX

Daughters:
Verna Faye Hodge of Orange, Texas
Sandra Waits & husband Gus of Orange, TX

Grandchildren:
Wayne Hodge & wife Kathy
Rhonda Shores & husband Tim
LT. Lance Tiner & wife Andrea
Angie Hesler & husband John
Dr. Todd Edwards
Joannah Hill & husband Jim

Great-Grandchildren:
Melanie Singletary & husband Andrew
Christopher Hodge
Reid, Riley, Brenna Hill
Zachery Tiner, Hayley Tiner, Blake Tiner
Macey Davidson
Taylor Mazoch
Hunter Hesler


02/11/2015

Funeral services for Mr. Lane (LB) Bernard Horton, Sr., 93, the late twin brother of Mr. Hatcher Bernard Horton, died Thursday, February 9, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Center. Mr. Horton’s services will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at St. Paul Baptist Church, 617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas at 1:30pm. Brother Freddie Wilson will be officiating.

Mr. Horton’s survivors are:
Daughter: Earlene Malone of San Augustine

Daughter-in-law: Joyce Horton of Center, Texas

Brother: Milton, and wife, Carrie Horton of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Thelma Henderson of Center, Texas

Visitation: Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Burial will be at Mt. Gillion Cemetery.

Repass: John D. Windham Civic Center, 146 Express Blvd., Center, Texas
Services under Direction of Hicks Mortuary


Services for Brandon Joseph Curry, 39, will be Friday, 2pm, February 13, 2015 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Logansport, LA with Reverend Jeff Springs, Reverend Jack Forbis, and Reverend Amador Santos officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in the Bethel Community, LA. The family will receive friends from 5pm until 9pm at the Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Brandon was born in Shreveport, LA to Ted and Tonie Curry and passed away in Bloomfield, NM. He was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church.

Preceding Brandon in death were his sisters Nicole Harville and Angela Carol Curry.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Phyllis Curry; parents Ted and Tonie Curry; sisters Sharol Kay Johnson and husband Jarrod and Michelle Ford; step-daughters Cassie Creech and Fiona Cordova and husband Joe; grandchildren Will Payne, Clay Creech, Clark Cordova, and Olivia Johnson; nieces Angela Fults and husband Billy, Amber Kelley and husband Tony, Ashley Miller, and Peighton Ford; and nephews Eric Ford, Jr., Nicholas Ford and wife Jordan, Dalton Miller and wife Alexis, Stefan Pridgen, Dustin Pridgen and Kelley Levi Harville.

Those honoring the life of Brandon as pallbearers will be Eric Ford, Jr., Nicholas Ford, Dalton Miller, Joe Cordova, David Jordan, and Darren Furrlow. Honorary pallbearer will be Jason Cordova.


Mrs. Helen Mozell Wilburn Ross, age 82, a resident of Morton, MS passed away on Monday February 9, 2015 in Jackson, MS. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, Ms. Burial will be held on Thursday February 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olivet Baptist Cemetery in Stanley, LA.

Mrs. Ross was born and raised in Shelbyville, TX.

Mrs. Ross is preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Henry Ross, Jr.; parents, Joseph and Evie Lou Wilburn; grandson, Craig Redd; two brothers, Hugh Wilburn, Melvin “Bud” Wilburn; three sisters, Audrey Permenter, Verna Denby, Marjorie Buckley.

Mrs. Ross is survived by:

Daughters
Helen Lewis ( Marshall) of Morton, MS, Karen Ross ( Robert Marcus) of Bushnell, FL, Polly Athey ( Lloyd) of Morton, MS;

Sons:
Christopher Ross ( Debra) of Morton, MS, Patrick Ross III of Walker, LA, Randy Ross ( Brandy) of Denham Springs, TX, John Ross ( Wendy) of Centreville, MS

Sister:
Dorothy “Faye” Spears of Joaquin, TX

Fifteen grandchildren
Thirty four great grandchildren.


02/10/2015

Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Singleton (63) of Nacogdoches, Texas will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at East Liberty Baptist Church in the East Liberty Community, at 12 noon. Mr. Singleton passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at his residence in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rev. Gus Patton will be officiating & Rev. Curtis Archie, Eulogist.

Mr. Singleton’s survivors are:

Niece
Tannie Hill of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brothers
Earle Singleton (Glenda Kay) of San Augustine, Texas
R.L. Singleton of Florida

Sister
Josphine Zeon of Houston, Texas

Cremation will follow after services
Repass: East Liberty Baptist Church

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary & C J Davis Memorial Chapel


Mr. L. D Miller, age 87, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Miller passed away Monday, February 09, 2015 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

Funeral Service
Saturday, February 14, 2015 11am True Vine Baptist Church, Interment: Rocky Mount Cemetery, Officiating: Rev. S. J. Clark,

Visitation
Friday, February 13, 2015 1pm Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel

Survivors
Sons
Curtis Miller of Dallas, Texas
Johnny Miller (Delores) of Nacogdoches, Texas
Richard Miller (Thelma) of Lufkin, Texas
L. D. Miller, Jr. of Dallas, Texas
Allen Miller of Dallas, Texas
Jeffery Miller of San Augustine, Texas
Patrick Miller (ClemmieTina) of Lufkin, Texas
Alton Miller of San Augustine, Texas

Daughter
Lucy jones (James) of Nacogdoches, Texas
L. Lean Miller of Lufkin, Texas
Nancy Bryant (Wes) of Garrison, Texas
Elizabeth Moffitt (Stephen) Dallas, Texas
Lisa Miller of Nacogdoches, Texas
Patricia McCloud, Dewayne of Lufkin, Texas

A Host of Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, and Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sister
Freddie B. McCoy of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and Friends


Mrs. Annie Murl Hall Jenkins, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Jenkins passed away Monday, February 09, 2015 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral Service
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1pm
Roberts Baptist Church
Interment: Mt. Dena Cemetery
Rev. Orvin Garrett, officiating

Visitation
Friday, February 13, 2015 1pm until 6:30pm Garner & Son Chapel

Survivors

Sons
Anthony Lewis (Jamie) of Lufkin, Texas
David Eugene Hall (Louise) of Keller, Texas

Daughter
Debra Mosby of San Augustine, Texas
Brenda Jean Hall of San Augustine, Texas

19 Grandchildren
17 Great-Grandchildren

Special friends
Kathy Lefedge White
Stephanie Matlock Bell
Elizabeth Dupree

As well as a host of other relatives and friends


Bobby B. Jones, 77, of Center, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Dale Gannon officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Jones was born May 19, 1937, in Center, to Marvin Jones and I.Z. “Hughes” Jones. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed riding horses. Mr. Jones loved working with and spending time with his family. He was a member of Church of Christ.

He is survived by
Wife: Karen Jones of Center

Children:
Donna Jones of Center
Terry Beard and husband, Kerry, of Garrison
Monica Chandler and husband, Randy, of Center
Bruce Jones and wife, Claudann, of Center

Grandchildren:
Randi Kay Faulkenbery and husband, Josiah, of Center
C.J. Beard of Garrison
Madison Jones of Shelbyville
Mac Gurley of Center
Ethan Gurley of Center
Brody Chandler of Center

Brothers and Sisters:
Helen Samford and husband, Oswalt, of Center
Billie Wall of Center
Pat Peace and husband, Monk, of Center
Joe Norris of Houston
Linda Foreman and husband, Bobby, of Houston
Sam Jones and wife, Joy, of Center
David Jones of Center
Mary Walker of Center
Rose Jones of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Marvin Jones and I.Z. “Hughes” Jones
Daughter: Sandy Jones
Sister: Barbara Waller
Brother: Donald Jones

Pallbearers will be Phil Jones, Adam Ray, Mac Gurley, Randy Gillespie, Ethan Gurley and Roy Peace. Honorary pallbearers will be Tanner Peace, Shane Ray, Joe Z. Jones, Chris Ellington, Jeffrey Ellington and Josh Gillespie.

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


02/09/2015

Oren C. “Chuck” Sechler, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall, Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Gerrel Faulkner officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Sechler was born April 23, 1935 in West Monroe, Louisiana to O.C. Sechler and Hellen Maxine McGill Sechler. In 1952, at the age of 17, Chuck joined the United States Navy out of Jackson, Mississippi. After completing basic training, he went into Hard Hat Divers Training and Underwater Welding, becoming one of the first ten to weld on nuclear submarines underwater. He served in the Pacific on Guam Island with the Naval Fire Department, played Football for the Navy as well as being on the USS Perry and the USS JASON AR-8. Chuck finished out his Military career as a petty officer third class in San Diego, California at the Naval Base. Serving his country for eleven years from 1952 to 1963. He later moved to Beaumont, Texas, where he fell in love and married Mildred Cockrell Ricks. Chuck went to work for Bethlehem Steel Company as a welder and ship builder. Later, he was a welding instructor for Lamar University. He worked as a welder and shop foreman for Ellerbe Brothers in Baytown, Texas building oil storage tanks. While working offshore for many years, he worked his way up from a welder and pipe fitter to a supervisor. He moved to Shelbyville, Texas in 1979, where he continued working offshore for many years. Chuck finished his career as a supervisor for Willamette Industries remodeling and building Paper Mills in Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. After retiring, he was able to do what he loved with the love of his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting and spending time with his five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Chuck enjoyed life.

He is survived by
Children:
Linda Darnell Shy and husband, Perry, of South Lake
Shirley Evon Lewis of Port Arthur
Charles Anthony “Tony” Sechler and wife, Marilyn, of Douglass

Grandchildren:
Wesley Lewis
April Lewis
Adam Wiley
Jonathan Wiley
Felicia Davis

Twelve Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Jerry Glenn Sechler and wife, Elizabeth, of Pearland

Preceded in death by
Wife: Mildred Sechler of Shelbyville
Parents: O.C. Sechler and Ella Maxine McGill Sechler

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


02/08/2015

Burnice Lareed Griffin, 79, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2015 at his residence.

His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Doyle English and Bro. A.G. Odom officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Griffin was born November 20, 1935 in Center to George Wesley Griffin and Eloise Campbell Griffin. He served in the National Guard and was a member of Lighthouse Church. Mr. Griffin was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by
Wife: Debra Griffin of Center

Children:
Stephen A. Griffin of Center
Jennifer Windham and husband, Dean, of Center

Sisters:
Bobbie Roberts and husband, Troy, of San Augustine
Barbara Cruse of Center
Brooksie Tindle and husband, Roy, of San Augustine
Betty Schull and husband, George, of Huxley
Beverly Hendrick and husband, Larry of Center
Brenda Renfro of Lufkin

Brothers:
Ray Griffin and wife, Ilean of San Augustine
Ben Griffin of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Damien Andrew Griffin
Charisma Lacey Griffin
Charlotte Faith Griffin

Preceded in death by
Parents: George Wesley Griffin and Eloise Campbell Griffin
Sister: Billie Watson
Brother: Johnny Griffin

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


02/07/2015

Funeral services for Glen R. Davis will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, February 9, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Logansport, LA with Reverend Charles Hall, Reverend David Permenter, and Reverend Bob Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery in Hunter Community, LA. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church in Logansport, LA on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Glen was born in Coushatta, LA to Elmer and Clara Smith Davis and passed away in Longview, TX. Glen was a member of Judson Road Community Baptist Church in Longview, TX.

Preceding Glen in death were his parents Elmer and Clara Smith Davis; sister Ravenell Davis; and grandson Ron Davis.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years Sandra Davis; son Ronnie Davis and wife Lori; daughter Robin Lawhorn and husband Kris; brother Wayne Davis and wife Carolyn; grandchildren Karsten Davis and wife Lauren, Hannah Callaway and husband Steven, Caitlyn Raybon and husband Lonny, Jr, Kristopher Lawhorn and wife Amy, Raygan Lawhorn, and Ryen Lawhorn; 8 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Those honoring the life of Glen as pallbearers will be Karsten Davis, Kristopher Lawhorn, Ryen Lawhorn, Randy Moore, Mark Gribbon, Shannon Salter, Jason McMillian, and Dr. Greg Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Burr, Brent McMillian, and Rev. Jarrin Peeples.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Florida 33131; or Heart to Heart Hospice, 100 West Hawkins Parkway, Longview, TX 75605


Harold Donece Oates, 79, longtime resident of Shelby County now residing in Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham, Bro. Don Noble, Bro. Jason Lott & Bro. Doc Lazarine officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with the last call given by the Texas State Game Wardens. Visitation will be Tuesday, starting at 12 noon until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 17, 1936 in Shelby County to Steve W. Oates and Amanda Lavada (Gann) Oates. He worked for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department as a Game Warden from 1965 to 1995. He was the instructor for the Game Warden Academy at Texas A&M University and he retired as a Lieutenant Commander and Director of Inland Waterways and Fisheries. He was a member of the University Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Steve W. & Amanda Lavada Oates.

He is survived by:

Wife of 60 years:
Pauline “Polly” Oates of Nacogdoches

Son & Daughter-in-law:
Steve & Susie Oates of Nacogdoches

Daughter:
Terrie Oates McAden of Rockwall

Grandchildren:
Rachel Oates Clark & husband, Cliff of San Augustine
Josh McAden & wife, Kayla of Dallas

Great-Granddaughter:
Callyn Clark of San Augustine

Brother:
Daryl Oates & wife, Ann of Humble

Pallbearers will be the Texas State Game Wardens
Honorary Pallbearers:
John Doggett, Trever Doggett, James Harold Enmon, Walt Baty, Lamar Norton, Chad Norton, Clint Norton, Larry Hinton & Larry Enmon

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


02/06/2015

Marcelle Ramsey Cobb of Nacogdoches and Stockman passed away on February 5, 2015.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Stockman Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

She was the youngest of Dan and Neppi Ramsey of Stockman. Born in 1923 she graduated from the College of Marshal, now known as East Texas Baptist University. Marcelle began her working career as a bookkeeper at the shipyards in Orange, Texas and then later worked in the accounting department of the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Yancie Cobb. Yancie and Marcelle eventually began their own family business which led them to move across Texas living in Houston, Brownsville and Seadrift before settling in Timpson, Texas. Marcelle served as the bookkeeper during their various endeavors. One such business interest led them to live for a number of months in Honduras working with that government to create a new industry in wood products. After Yancie’s passing, Marcelle moved to Nacogdoches to retire.

Her love of singing began as a youth and she sang in numerous school and church choirs. She served her home church, Stockman United Methodist as a treasurer for many years. As a devoted believer in Christ, she lived a life that honored God in work, service to the church and to the community. Her laughter and smile will be a happy memory in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by:
Daughter
Connie Beard and husband David Beard

Sons
Tim and his wife Stephanie Childs Cobb
Brant and his wife, Pamela Kerr Cobb

Grandchildren
Jacob Beard and wife Sienna
Meredith Beard
Stephanie Barr and husband, Chris
Hailey Rimsky and husband Jacob
Katherine Beard and Landon Cobb

5 great-grandchildren

Marcelle also took great joy in her nieces and nephews whose love and support carried her so well over the years.

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


J.R. “Red” Owens, 91, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Price Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Owens was born January 26, 1924 in Logansport, Louisiana to Ernest Owens and Alice Stephens Owens. He served in the United States Navy. Mr. Owens was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and a deacon at Fellowship Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by
Sons:
Richard Todd Owens and wife, Renee, of Missouri
John Mark Owens of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Christine Owens
Amber Owens
Buffey Vestal
Garbriel Owens

Great Grandchildren:
John Coleman
Addison Coleman

Sister: Edith Swan of Joaquin

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Lucille Owens
Son: Scott Owens
Two Brothers
Three Sisters

Pallbearers will be Stevie Smith, Bo Taylor, Perry Kirkland, Jerry Griffin, Larry Kay, Jimmy Coulter, Daryl Jones, Doyle Carter and Tommy Gray. Honorary pallbearer will be W.A. Parker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or by phone at 800.272.3900.

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


R. Scott Watson, 50, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 in Kansas, while on a hunting trip.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 9, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson and Bro. Kerry Green officiating.

Scott was born January 31, 1965 in Center to Robert Sydney “Bobby” Watson and Kathleen Kay Pate Watson. He graduated from Center High School in 1983. Scott later continued in the steps of his father, Bobby Watson, and grandfather, Robert Earl Watson, by earning his funeral director/embalmer license from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in Houston. Soon after graduation, Scott became employed with Gibson Funeral Home in Lufkin, where he worked for eight years. In 1998, he founded Watson & Sons Funeral Home, where he and his family have compassionately served Shelby County for sixteen years. In 2004, he extended his service to the community by purchasing Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Scott was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and motorcycle riding. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by
Wife: Selena Harbison Watson of Center

Children:
Stephen Watson and wife, Lynsie, of Shelbyville
Stephanie Copelin and husband, Cameron, of Center
Sean Watson of Center

Grandchildren:
Carson Slade Copelin
Reece Mickenzie Watson
Camille Le Copelin
Robert Mason Watson

Parents: Bobby & Kay Watson of Center

Sister: Angela McDonald and husband, Gary, of Center

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Robert Earl and Mittie B. Watson, Shade and Faye Pate

Pallbearers will be John Harbison, Heath Harbison, Gary McDonald, Joe White, Billy Rex Fountain, Don Hale, Allen Stringer and Weldon Boles. Honorary pallbearers will be his hunting buddies and beach friends.

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


02/05/2015

Gloria Faye Garrett, a beautiful black haired baby girl was born September 3, 1964 to loving parents. Minnon Garrett, Jr. and Mary L. Reed of Center, Texas. Ms. Gloria Garrett accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age and was baptized at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Rev. L.A. Thomas.

She passed away Friday, January 30, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Texas. Wake will be from 6pm until 8pm on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center.

Ms. Gloria graduated from Center High School in 1983. She was employed by Tyson Foods for five plus years and East Texas Medical Transportation until her health began to fail.

Gloria was preceded in death by her mother, Mary L. Reed; her father, Minnon Garrett; one brother, Eric Garrett; and one nephew, Antonio Garrett.

She is survived by:
Daughter: Melanie Garrett

Sisters:
Nette Garrett
Machell Hubbard, and husband, Michael
Roslyn Moore
Mary Garrett

Brothers:
Melvin Jackson, and wife, Felicia
Tony Garrett, and wife, Pam
Demetris Mosley.

Uncles:
Howard Ray Garrett
Dennis Jackson

Aunts:
Ozell Garrett
Mary Catherine Thompson
Lola Chumley
Alma Brewer
Clem Lathan, and husband, Willie Ira
Edna Foster
Wanda Fay Miller, and husband, Charles

She also leaves to morn her passing nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.


Services for Ruby Skelton Henderson will be 3:00pm, Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County Visitation will be 1:30 until service time.

Ruby was born April 6, 1930 in Garrison, Texas to Walter Travis Curry and Eva Lee (Conway) Curry went home to her Lord Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in Garrison, Texas.

Survivors:

Son:
Troy Wayne Skelton and wife Cathy of Garrison, Texas

Daughters:
Sue Strelsky and husband Bob of Garrison, Texas
Judy Master and husband Matt of Lindale, Texas

Step-Daughter:
Marcia Hovet and husband Myron of North Dakota

Grandchildren:
Christie Stokes & husband Jerry of Garrison,TX
Marc Cranford of Garrison, TX
Leigh Cranford of Garrison, TX
Melinda Lee & husband Jimmy Wayne of Garrison,Tx
Kristal Baith & husband Matt of Chapel Hill, Tx Gregory Ortiz & wife Casey of Lindale,TX

Step-Grandchildren:
Elizabeth
Craig
Michael

Great-Grandchildren 19
Great-Great-Grandchildren 3

Sisters:
Georgia Beard of Garrison, TX
Joyce Tidwell & husband Max of Henderson, TX

Sister-In-Laws:
Ruby Curry of Garrison, TX
Ludie Curry of Timpson, TX

Preceded in death by Husbands:
Troy J. Skelton and W.R. “Tar” Henderson

Infant daughter:
Linda Gail

Grandchildren:
Troy Jason (TJ) Skelton
Lesha Skelton Johnson


02/04/2015

Elmar Davis, age 76, of Hemphill, Texas. Ms. Davis passed away Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at Hemphill Care Center in Hemphill, Texas.

A funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating.

She is survived by:

Sisters
Earnestine Lister of Shelbyville, Texas
Zelma Odell Davis of Milam, Texas

A host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

Percy Garner and Son Mortuary will be handling the services.


02/03/2015

Robert Boyett, 57, of Vidor, passed away Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015 at McClelland Cemetery with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. No visitation is planned.

He was born June 7, 1957 in Beaumont to Hoye E. and Margie (Nell) Boyett who precede him in death. He lived in San Antonio for many years where he was a Pharmacy Tech. He has lived in Vidor for the past year. He loved helping others and he loved God and his church with all of his heart.

He is survived by:
Sister:
Linda Boyett of Vidor
Brother:
Kenneth Boyett of Vidor
Nephew:
Cody Boyett & wife, Tiffany of Vidor
1 Great-Nephew & 3 Great-Nieces

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


Graveside services for Annie A. McPherson, 87, of Center, Texas will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 6, 2015 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Mrs.McPherson was born February 17, 1927, in Joaquin, Texas and passed away February 3, 2015, in Center, Texas. The family will receive friends and relatives from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Friday before the service at Lakeview Funeral Home.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Phyllis Jacobs of Center

Son, Charles McPherson of Laird Hill, Texas.


Sandra Gail Dupre, 68, of Center, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Dupre was born January 24, 1947 in the Neuville Community of Shelby County to Thomas Lymn and Margaret Holt Lymn. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Ben “Cajun Kid” Dupre of Center

Children:
Michelle Waller and husband, Lamech, of Center
Louis Dupre of Logansport

Grandchildren:
Bradley Waller and wife, Amber
Bryan Waller and Haley Gehrls
Briana Waller and Matthew Michon
Bryce Waller
Derek and Halee Dupre Miller
Jared Dupre Miller
Josh and Nita Dupre Miller

Five Great-Grandchildren

Mother: Margaret Lymn of Center

Sister Moggy Weathers of Huffman

Preceded in death by
Father Thomas Lymn

Pallbearers will be Bradley Waller, Bryan Waller, Derek Dupre Miller, Matthew Michon, Tracy Lummus and Tim Bradshaw. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryce Waller, Weldon Fruge and Anatole Dupre.

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


2/2/2015

Funeral services for Cecil Arlene Hairgrove, 86, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn and Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February, 3, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home. Ms. Hairgrove passed away Monday, February 2, 2015, in Timpson, Texas.

Born February 8, 1928, in Carthage, TX, Cecil Arlene Hairgrove was the daughter of the late Aubrey and Effie Mae (Barton) Swann. She and Charles Otto Hairgrove were married in January, 1946, and were blessed with 38 years together until his death on November 11, 1984. She was a graduate of Timpson High School. Ms. Cecil spent her early childhhood in the Caledonia Community then to Timpson for the remainder of her life. Her hobbies included cooking, working in the yard, raising cattle and working on her farm. She truly loved the outdoors, being with her family, and spending time with her grandchildren. Ms. Cecil was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother that was truly dedicated to raising her family. Cecil was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Charley Mack Hairgrove, and wife Vicky of Splendora, TX
Mike Hairgrove, and wife Mary Jane of New Caney, TX
Pat Hairgrove, and wife Letitia of Timpson, TX

10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Cecil Hairgrove was preceded in death by husband Charles Hairgrove and one great grandson.

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


Mrs. Myrtle Lee “Mama Teat” Waltz, 88, of Center, died at her residence on Friday, January 30, 2015. Funeral services for Mrs. Waltz will be Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Triumph the Kingdom Church of God in Christ, 908 Daniels St in Center, Texas at 1:00pm. Rev. Robert McBride will be officiating.
Mrs. Waltz’s survivals are:
Sons
Ray Dean McCollister of Lufkin, Texas
Johnny Glenn (Cathy) Mosby of The Colony, Texas

Daughters
Joyce Lynn Johnson of Center, Texas
Charlotte (Rev. Sherman) Kossie of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brother
Sam Waterhouse of Dayton, Ohio

Sisters
Annie Pearl Turner of Dayton, Ohio
Maxine Greer of Lufkin, Texas
Onnie Bell Alexander of Carthage, Texas
Gwendolyn (C.W.) Garrett of Center, Texas

Visitation will be Friday, February 6, 2015 at Triumph the Kingdom Church of God in Christ at 5:00pm

Burial will be at Westview Cemetery

Repass will be at Piney Woods Family Outreach 255 Haley Dr. Center, Texas 75935

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive


Loyd D. Jacks, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dathan Triplett and Rev. Pat Jacks officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born May 14, 1939 in Sabine County, Hemphill, Texas to Marion George and Bessie (Wood) Jacks. He was a 1957 graduate of Bronson High School. He worked for the Texas Highway Department from 1960 to 1995, he worked in North Dallas from 1960-1970, then he was transferred to Shelby County in 1970 and he worked there until retirement in 1995 as the maintenance supervisor. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy, Maverick and Texas Ranger Fan. He knew every statistic, college & professional. He spent his retirement running his cattle farm and enjoying his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. He was a loving husband of 58 years. He was a member of the Revival Tabernacle Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Marion George Jacks & Bessie Wood Jacks, Great Granddaughter, Alexis Nicole Brittain, Sister, Gwendolyn Jacks, Brothers, L.E. Jacks, Clenton “Hawk” Jacks, Marion George Jacks, Volley Marvin “Biddy” Jacks & Hollis E. “Buddy” Jacks.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years:
Shirley Ferguson Jacks of Center

2 Daughters:
Melinda Brittain of Arlington & Jack Brittain of Center
Monica Smith & husband, Ricky of Joaquin

Son:
Joel Blake Palmer of Center

Special Daughter & Niece:
Sonya Lynn Strickland & husband, Mike of Hemphill

Grandchildren:
Benjamin Joel Palmer of Arlington
Bethany Lael Brittain of Arlington
Matthew Cody Smith of Joaquin
Kelsi Lynn Smith of Shreveport, LA

Great-Grandson:
Jaxon Ryan Brittain

Sisters:
Ethel Droptini Lewis of Pineland
Florence McClelland of Hemphill

Brother:
Marion C. “Dick” Jacks & wife, Sara of Carthage

Host of Many Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Larry Jacks, Ricky Jacks, Matthew Smith, Forrest McClelland,
Benny Jacks, Jack Brittain, Tommy Jacks & Benny Ferguson

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Texas Highway Department Retirees & George Jacks

The Family would like to extend a special thanks to Accolade Hospice, Rita, Emma, Brandi & Rhonda.

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


Roy Monroe Dent, of Gary, Texas passed away at the age of 85 on Friday January 30, 2015 after a long illness.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Robert Ortego officiating. Burial will follow at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be Wednesday February 4, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Roy was born in Tenaha to Roy B and Odell Johnson Dent and lived in the Timpson/Tenaha area until he attended college. As a boy growing up in the depression era he worked typical jobs of a young man of the era including the dreaded paper route with a biting dog. While in high school he continued with scouting activities and became an Eagle Scout. He also worked at a tomato sorting establishment and invented an automatic sorter. The owner of the company was kind enough to offer him a patent on it however it was decided that it belonged to the owner since he was "on the clock" when he invented it. Roy attended Southwestern University becoming a member of the Glee Club and sang alto in a Quartet that traveled locally and produced several recordings. Roy recently received digital copies of the records produced while he was in the group and was moved by the memories. While attending SWU he met Maxine Hassell whom he married on January 29, 1950 and together they raised five children. Roy's career with the telephone company began at the age of 18 as a lineman and continued until his retirement as an account manager at the age of 57. Roy was always active in aid to the community most notable of which was the Sertoma Club providing aid to local families. Although most of his professional carrier was spent in Wichita Kansas, he never lost his affection for his childhood home in East Texas. As an avid fisherman he looked forward to his retirement and did so at the age of 57 when he retired and moved to a home on Lake Murvaul. Roy loved to play penny ante poker and would quite proudly announce when he won 43 cents. His answering the phone with "Casey's Pool Hall" or "Murphy's Mule Barn, head jackass speaking" will certainly be missed. He was a good man and a great father and will be missed by his family and those who knew him well. Roy was a man of faith and provided support for his church, First United Methodist Church of Joaquin, one of which his family has attended for generations. He always helped with Christian services donating, delivering and packing boxes for those in need. He was a lay leader and helped at the church as much as his health allowed.

Roy was preceded in death by his wife of almost 61 years Maxine Dent, Parents, Roy B and Odell Dent and his siblings Ouida Mae Whiteside, Troy J Dent, Rodell Spencer, and Jack Dent & Aunt, Grace Crawford/Childs.

He is survived by:
His brother: Ted Lee Dent & wife, Pat of Nacogdoches

Children:
Roy M Dent, & wife, Hazlina of Malaysia
DeAnn Clark, & husband, Mike of the Atlantic
Tom A Dent, & wife, Dee of Clearwater, Kansas
Joe Dent & Deb of Gary
Kenny Dent, & wife, Teresa of Gary

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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


1/29/2015

Mr. Larry Gene “Peabody” Loyd, 63, of Lufkin, Texas died Friday, January 22, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Funeral services for Mr. Loyd will be Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00am at Hicks Chapel. Jonwesley Gatlin will be officiating.
Mr. Loyd is survived by:

Father
Mosley Loyd

Brothers
James Woods
Lindsey Loyd

Sisters
Patricia Holloway
Jeanette McKenzie
Shirley Hyde
Doris Rice

Cremation will be immediately after services.

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


1/28/2015

Bettye Graves Smith, 76, of Center, formerly of Port Arthur, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Ms. Smith was born July 10, 1938 in San Augustine to Marshal Graves and Cecile Alvis Graves. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Nederland Chapter, Daughters of the Nile and Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Billie George Smith, Sr. of Center

Daughter: Jule Smith Joffrion and husband, Oscar, of Port Arthur

Son: Billie George Smith, Jr. and wife, Suzette, of Center

Grandchildren:
Shelby Joffrion Presnell and husband, Parke, of Fort Worth
Amanda Joffrion Moors and husband, Dan, of Charleston, South Carolina
Benjamin Joffrion and Raven of Beaumont
Jessica Smith of Humble
Zachary Smith and wife, Nicole, of Nederland
Savannah Smith of Bridge City

Great-Grandchildren:
Caroline Moors of Charleston, South Carolina
Coy Broussard of Nederland
Carter Smith of Nederland
Carson Smith of Nederland

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be Parke Presnell, Dan Moors, Mike Scarber, Carl Davis Smith, Tommy Landry and Dean Mize.

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


Mary Faye Daniel Graves, 82, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Graves was born November 16, 1932 in Marion County to Artie Daniel and Beatrice Purdy Daniel. She was a member of the Shrine Auxiliary and First Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Children:
Ron Graves and wife, Velinda, of Brazoria
Tony Graves and wife, Kim, of Angleton
Ginger Graves of Sugarland

Grandchildren:
Lacey Powell and husband, Jimbo
Logan Graves
Jeff and Jessica Samford
Josh Worsham

Great-Grandchildren:
Payten Powell
Preslea Powell
Maggie Samford
Everett Samford

Brother: Ike Daniel and wife, Norma, of Rusk

Sisters-in-law:
Geneva Graves of Center
Agnes Lamaire of Jennings
Betty Daniels of Houma, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Lairy Graves
Daughter-in-law: Linda Graves
Brothers: Arlie Daniel, Charles Daniel, Doyle Daniel
Sister: Sue Bailey, Evelyn Whatley

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


Mrs. Catherine Jenkins, 73, of Center passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Holiday Nursing home.

Services will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Abundant Love Ministeries in Center, Texas. Interment will at Pleasant Grove Cemetry in Center, Texas. Rev. Alvin Davis will be officiating

Mrs. Jenkins is survived by:

Daughters
Kathleen Fields of Center
Jeannette Nash and husband Robert of Center
Lela Jenkins of Tenaha

Son
Billy Ray Jenkins of Center

Sisters
Estralene Smith of Center
Mary Brown of Texas City

4 grandchildren and 10great-grandchildren


Douglas Davis Stiernberg M.D. of Texas City, TX, dedicated physician, public servant, and American patriot, passed away on January 20, 2015, at the age of 87. Dr. Stiernberg had a servant’s heart as he served God, his country, his family and his patients.

Dr. Stiernberg was born in Houston, Texas on October 14, 1927, grew up in Huntsville, Texas and graduated from high school at the age of 16 in 1944. He received his undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University at the age of 18, where he was later named an Outstanding Alumni. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he graduated at the age of 21 in 1949, interned at Jeff Davis Hospital, and briefly practiced at the Texas prison system.

He entered the Army Medical Corp and proudly served 26 months of active duty as a battalion aid surgeon in the 40th Infantry Division during the Korean War. He loved his country and was grateful for the opportunity to serve.

Dr. Stiernberg began private practice in 1955 in Texas City and Galveston, specializing in eye, ear, nose and throat. He served as Chief of Staff at Galveston County Memorial Hospital. Over the years he additionally served on the medical staffs of several other area hospitals, including John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston, and Danforth Memorial Hospital in Texas City. He also taught as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UTMB for several years.

He served as President of the Galveston County Medical Society in 1979 and was a member of numerous other medical societies, including the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas and American Societies of Opthamology and Otolaryngology. He retired in 1999, 50 years after graduating from medical school. Dr. Doug truly enjoyed the practice of medicine and had an unswerving dedication to the welfare of his patients.

He served on the Board of Trustees of the Texas City Independent School District from 1978 to 1990 and twice served as its president. He was also a member of the Texas City chapter of Rotary Club International for 59 years. Dr. Doug also served as a bank director at Texas First Bank for many years.

He was a member of St John’s United Methodist Church. In addition to God, family and medicine, he loved history, reading, his high school reunions, airplanes, and photography.

He is preceded in death by his father, Royal Campbell Stiernberg; his mother, Nell Davis Stiernberg; one brother, Cam Stiernberg; and his sister, Mary Stiernberg Copeland. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sally Menefee Stiernberg; daughter Amy Stiernberg Jordan and husband Greg of Austin, Texas; son Michael Douglas Stiernberg and wife Paula of Austin, Texas; and granddaughters Emily Ann Jordan, Ellen Elizabeth Jordan, Erin Catherine Jordan, and grandsons Stanton Dean Stiernberg and John Davis Stiernberg.

The family would like to thank Dr. Alfredo Nodarse and Dr. David Nickeson for their care during his illness.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 23rd at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 8200 24th Avenue North, Texas City. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM with the service immediately following. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Potter, Frank Simpson, Dr. Charles Broman, H.D. Fletcher, Bill Nelson, James Harvey, Dr. B.W. Hink and Ed Mabry. Interment will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Arrangements are made with Emken Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Memorial donations may be made to The Physicians Benevolent Fund, Texas Medical Association, 401 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX, 78701-1680 or a charity of your choice.


1/26/2015

Sam Alfred “Al” Chance, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Chance was born February 15, 1939 in the Rosevine Community of Sabine County to Sam Houston Chance and Vera Phillips Chance. He retired from Education after forty-five years of service. Mr. Chance was Superintendent at Center ISD for twenty-five years and previously served as a Teacher and Assistant Principal at Orange ISD, Superintendent at Brady ISD, Principal at Drippings Springs ISD and Principal and Superintendent at Premont ISD. He was a member of Rotary Club and First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Carole Ann Chance of Center

Sons:
Brent Chance of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chris Chance and wife, Jennifer, of Woodway, Texas

Granddaughters:
Madeline Chance
Josephine Chance

Brothers:
Cecil Chance and wife, Ora Lee, of Broadus
Clifton Chance of Nederland

Sister: Brenda Posten and husband, Ken, of Vidor

Uncle: Thomas Phillips of Garland

Numerous niece, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Andrew Alfred “Andy” Chance
Parents: Sam Houston Chance and Vera Phillips Chance

Pallbearers will be Rayford Copelin, Bob Reeves, James Bible, Buster Bounds, David Chadwick and Dr. Florencio Singson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Keith Miller, Dr. Danny Paul Windham, Joe West, Dr. Hughes, Kenneth Wilson, Dr. Dixon Golden and Robert McCarson.


Gracie Foresyth, 88, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Doug Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Ms. Foresyth was born May 26, 1926 in Garrison to James Floyd Hogan and Rose Annie Bates Hogan. She was an excellent seamstress and loved being a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Sisters-in-law:
Yvonne Hogan of Conroe
Ruth Hogan of Conroe

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: William “Josh” Foresyth
Parents: James Floyd Hogan and Rose Annie Bates Hogan
Brothers: Floyd Hogan, James Hogan
Sister: Billie Jean Nielsen

Pallbearers will be Harold Hogan, James “Buddy” Hogan, Jr., Reid Hogan, Alan Hogan, Otis Pleasant and Jeff Hogan.

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


1/25/2015

Effie J. Edwards, 89, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Garrison, Texas. She was born on December 30, 1925 in the Stockman Community of Shelby County, the daughter of Taylor Smith and Sally Samford Smith. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 3:00 Pm until 5:00 Pm at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00 Pm in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Edwards is survived by her daughters: Delores Jennine McFadden of Garrison, Janis Kay Gregston of Nacogdoches and Mary Kathy Myers of Nacogdoches; grandchildren: Jeffrey Lynn Burleson, Shannon Eugene Clifton, Steven Shane Clifton, Stacey Lynn Coats and Stephanie Lynn Shipp; great-grandchildren: Airiel Jasmine Burleson Heth, Heather Sue Burleson Arvello, Joshua Allen Eddins, Jonathan Wayne Shipp, Jacob Ryan Eddins, Shelby Clifton, Donna Clifton, Ashley Clifton, Kile Clifton, Lacey Clifton and Lillie Rose Clifton; and by great-great-granddaughter: Courtney Eddins. She is also survived by other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Taylor and Sally Smith, her husband, Jake Edwards, her son, Kenneth Edwards, by her brothers, Troy Smith, Clarence Smith, and Dalton Smith, and her sister, Maude McDonald.

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.


1/22/2015

Funeral services for Ms. Verna Pauline White, 85, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Bobby Waller officiating. Interment to follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Ms. White was born April 27, 1929, in Snohomish, Washington. Verna Pauline White was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice P. Cottrell. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Verna enjoyed bowling, quilting, and watching Western shows on television. Ms. White was a member of The Called Out Church in Center, Texas and loved her church greatly.

She is survived by her daughter, Becky Mefford of Timpson, Texas; two brothers; one sister and a host of family and friends who will miss her greatly.

Ms. White was preceded in death by her husband, James F. White; parents; daughters, Deborah Pierce and Linda Smith.

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.


Bettie Sue Florey White Hadac, 85, of Nacogdoches, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 in Nacogdoches. She was born on May 3, 1929 in Durant, Oklahoma, the daughter of Frank H. Florey and Louise Taylor Florey. Visitation will be held Friday, January 23, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Laird Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, with Bro. Paul Sevar officiating. Interment will follow at Dixon Cemetery in Shelby County.

Bettie Sue (or “Boo” as she was called by her sisters) grew up in the Tyler and Kilgore areas, where she studied violin, piano, and saxophone (playing in the marching and swing bands in high school and college), and performed dramatists and musical programs.  After graduating from Kilgore High School, Bettie Sue attended and graduated from Kilgore Jr. College.  While she was raising her four children, being a stay at home mom, and an avid volunteer for the community, she took classes at Tyler Jr. College. She was also President of the Pharmacists Wives Association for several years. She taught Sunday School from nursery to adult in Tyler, Kilgore, and Nacogdoches. She helped establish and taught at the Spanish-speaking church through Friendly Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. She then decided to continue her education at Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling. She also earned a Doctorate in Philosophy from Texas A & M University. Bettie Sue’s main hobbies were reading and studying.  She was very proficient in scripture, and theological study challenged her.

Bettie Sue was an educator specializing in working with special needs students and received numerous awards and recognitions for her work. She had also been an instructor for the deaf, a teacher of adult education, and taught general studies to the Nacogdoches firefighters. She was passionate about learning and took continuing education classes until her retirement.  When Gov. Mark White established the initiative to reform education, she was appointed by the governor to the committee to develop the deaf education curriculum.  She was a member of the American Association of University Women, Nacogdoches County Retired Teachers, SFA Alumni Association, Phi Delta Kappa International, Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, Texas A & M Century Club Association of Former Students, Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf, and Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Specialist in School Psychology. She also was a member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs and AARP. Bettie Sue was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she belonged to the Dorothy Hardy Sunday School class and the Golden Agers.  She felt that it was a blessing to sing with the senior choir, The Joyful Sound.

Bettie Sue is survived by:

Son: Robert C. Brown of Shelbyville

Daughters: Suzanne Baldon, and husband, Paul of Waco
Marilou Smith of Nacogdoches, and
Lori Brown, and husband, Bobby Stevens of Suwanee, Georgia

Sister: Nell Florey Williams of Beaumont

Grandchildren:
Amber Smith
John-Phillip Mahfood
Sebastian Mahfood
Vincent Mahfood
Valerie Mahfood
Jennifer Holm
Jessica Fenton
Robby Brown, and
T.J. Brown

Fifteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank H. and Louise Taylor Florey; spouses: Warren C. Brown, Floyd White, and George Hadac; and sister, Shirley Green.

Pallbearers for Bettie Sue will be Paul Baldon, Wally Williams, Vincent Mahfood, Jerry Camp, T.J. Brown, and Robin Griffith.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Stallings Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to American Cancer Society 3623 Buckingham, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964, Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 3723 NE Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75965, or the American Diabetes Association
P. O. Box 96911, Washington DC 20090-6911.

The family of Bettie Sue White Hadac is being served by Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches. To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.lairdfh.net.


Joyce Ann Livingston Putnam was born April 27, 1946 in Center, Texas and passed away January 19, 2015 in Plano/Dallas area of Texas. Joyce was a follower of Jesus Christ, a Girl Scout, a Rainbow Girl and a member of the Eastern Star Order. For 10 years she worked as a dental hygienist. She spent the remainder of her life as a homemaker.

Joyce was a very caring and compassionate person who put the needs and concerns of others before her own. Her family and friends knew she would be there to listen, council and give advice. She enjoyed reading, classic movies, cooking, and traveling. She loved telling stories and jokes that made everyone laugh and feel good. Joyce was the earthly love, support and strength of her husband Larry for 48 1/2 years. Together, they enjoyed many adventures, which included all God's creatures great and small. Joyce was the proud mother of only daughter, Celeste, for 39 years. She and Larry raised Celeste in a Christian home for Celeste was a gift from God.

Tinison DeLoyd Livingston and Marjorie Ray Livingston precede their daughter Joyce in death.

She is survived by:

Husband: Dr. Larry M. Putnam

Daughter: Celeste

Sister: Dana June Fuller

Sister-in-laws:
Marie Annette Whitlock
Karen Crowe
Charlotte Putnam

Brother-in-law: David Putnam

Nieces:
Crystal Fuller,
Amanda Rakofsky, and husband, Matthew

Nephews:
Christopher Crowe
Andrew Crowe, and wife, Rebecca
David Whitlock, and wife, Sara
William Whitlock

Aunts:
Ann Cox
Jean Livingston
Lexis McCarter

Uncle:
Michael Livingston, and wife, Sharon

First Cousins:
Gary McCarter, and wife, Laura
Dennis McCarter
Susie McCarter
Jimmy Livingston, and wife, Patty

Second cousins:
Brandon McCarter
Michael McCarter and
Amy Scott and husband

Several extended family and close friends.

Pallbearers will be Dr. John Wayman, Christopher Crowe, Jesse Yancy, Dr. Harry Yankuner, James "Crozier" Brown, and Gunter Huffstickler

Services will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., at Restland Cemetery at Wildwood Chapel in Dallas, Texas. Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.


1/21/2015

Virginia Mims, age 66, of Nacogdoches passed away Monday morning, January 19, 2015 at her residence. She was born June 27, 1948 in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas with interment at West View Cemetery, Center with Rev. Steve Gardner officiating.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Vanessia Lewis of Nacogdoches

Son, Ronnie Greer of Milwaukee

6 Grandchildren, 12 Great-grandchildren

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


Minnie Pearl “Mickey” Teel, age 71, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, January 24, 2015 at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at Haley Bush Cemetery with Rev. Maurice Berry, Officiating Minister. Visitation is Friday, January 21, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner and Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

2 Granddaughters
Ebony Polk (Lee) of San Augustine, Texas
Erica Teel of San Augustine, Texas

7 Great-Grandchildren

2 Sisters
Rosie Lee Matlock of Cypress, Texas
Vera Joyce Jones of San Augustine, Texas
Mary Dennis of Illinois

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Earl Hall, age 66, of Hemphill, Texas passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Mount Maria Health and rehabilitation Center in Hemphill, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Drayton Garner, Officiating Minister. Visitation will be at 12:30pm until 6:30pm Friday, January 23, 2015 at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Wife, Patsy Suell Hall of Shelbyville, Texas

Daughter, Ronda Hall of Lake Charles, LA

Son, Scotty Suell Nobles of Beaumont, Texas

3 Grandchildren

6 Brothers
Chester Bell (Patricia) of San Augustine, Texas
Willie Ray Hall of Hemphill, Texas
Lon L. Hall (Sheila) of Hemphill, Texas
Joe Hall (Dyann) of Hempstead, Texas
Grover Hall (Vonnie) of Tyler, Texas
Emmitt Lee Hall (De’Andre) of Hemphill, Texas

2 sisters
Marilyn Taylor (Dennis) of Houston, Texas
Felicia Johnson (Roger) of Tyler, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Jody Michael “Poe” Vaughn, 26, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Jasper.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. W.T. Permenter and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Vaughn was born June 29, 1988 in Nacogdoches to Gerald Lynn Vaughn and Patti Ann Matlock Vaughn. He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.

He is survived by
Parents: Gerald and Patti Vaughn of Huxley

Brother: Josh Vaughn of Lufkin

Grandmother: Tommie Matlock of Garrison

Uncles and Aunts:
Kathy Shaw of Center
Karen Brasher of Nacogdoches
Jimmy and Michelle Matlock of Garrison
Imer Nell Vaughn of Huxley
W.T. and Marie Permenter of Belton
Larry and Dian Vaughn of Huxley
Jack Vaughn of Huxley
Robert Jerry and Nikki Vaughn of Houston
Waylon and Regina Vaughn of Center
Janice and Don Moody of Center

Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: James Matlock, Jack and Hazel Vaughn
Uncles and Aunts: Marlie Vaughn, Prentice and Olga Vaughn, Darrell and Kathryn Vaughn, Pat Vaughn

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


Christine Ward, 98, of Center, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center.

A private graveside service was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana.

Ms. Ward was born October 4, 1916 in Logansport, Louisiana to Robert Taylor and Nettie Langford Taylor. She grew up in Logansport, Louisiana and later moved to Houston, Texas, where she was employed at Foley’s Department Store. She soon moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and later returned home to Logansport, Louisiana to serve as a caregiver to her father. Ms. Ward most recently resided in Center, Texas. She loved the Lord and was a member of First Assembly of God in Center. Her hobbies included sewing and flower gardening.

She is survived by
Son: Ken Threet and wife, Shawn, of Eucha, Oklahoma

Daughter: Myrna Lloyd of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Grandchildren:
Jeffery Threet and wife, Crystal, of Arlington, Virginia
R.J. McClain and wife, Kimber, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Meghan Threet of Eucha, Oklahoma
Robert Lloyd and wife, Tracy, of Reno, Nevada
Gary Lloyd and wife, Nong, of Chiang Mai, Thailand
Gregg Lloyd and wife, Linda, of Wetmore, Colorado

Nine Great-Grandchildren

Four Great-Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Robert Taylor and Nettie Langford Taylor
Sister: Letha Henderson
Brother: Lenard Taylor

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


James Thomas “Tom” Windham, 81, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 23, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Windham was born September 13, 1933 in Shelby County to Thomas Windham and Ardie Risinger Windham. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved fishing.

He is survived by
Wife: Charlsie Jean Windham of Center

Children:
Johnny Max Windham and wife, Gayla, of Center
Regina Gail McSwain and husband, Kerry, of Center
Penny Barnes and husband, Stanley, of Center
Jamie Windham and wife, Susan, of Center
Beth Clark and husband, Alton, of Center
Bruce Windham of Center

Sisters:
Bobbie Sue Nichols and husband, John Henry, of Center
Margie Weaver and husband, Clarence, of Center

Brothers:
Leon Windham and wife, Kathy, of Timpson
Max Windham and wife, Janet, of Shelbyville
Evert Snuffy Windham of Center

Fourteen Grandchildren

Numerous great-grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Infant Daughter: Janet Sue Windham
Grandson: Jason Anderson
Parents: Thomas Windham and Ardie Risinger Windham
Brothers: Dan Windham, Elvin Windham, Jack Windham

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Windham, Douglas Bragg, David Windham, Thomas McSwain, Jessie Tarver, Buck Green, Jody Windham and Brent Windham.

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


01/20/2015

Viola Drennan, 85, a resident of Shelbyville since 1993, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Murphree Cemetery in Evant with Bro. Steve Kirkham officiating.

Ms. Drennan was born June 9, 1929 in Pearl to Taylor Williams and Annie Box Williams. Her hobbies included hunting, fishing and square dancing. Ms. Drennan was a member of Red Hat Society. She was involved in missionary work in Brazil and was also a member of Hewitt Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Son: Jim Drennan and wife, Earlene, of Shelbyville

Daughter: Lora Wilson and husband, Mike, of Placitas, New Mexico

Grandchildren:
Michelle Wilson of Placitas, New Mexico
Jennifer Miles and husband, James, of the Aiken Community of Shelby County

10 Great-Grandchildren

Her loving cat: Lacy Darling

Preceded in death by
Husband: Loran Voil Drennan
Parents: Taylor Williams and Annie Box Williams
Five Brothers and Sisters

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


Thomas Wayne Hutchings, 61, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County. A visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Mr. Hutchings was born April 5, 1953 in Longview to Samuel Hutchings and Allie Mae Hutchings. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Susan Hutchings of Center

Daughter: Tanya Hutchings of Houston

Preceded in death by
Parents: Samuel Hutchings and Allie Mae Hutchings

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandira, VA 22312.

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


01/18/2015

Funeral Services for James Acrey Sr., 75, of Gary, Texas will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson, Texas with Bro. Jimmy Nix and Bro. Marty Grounds officiating. Interment to follow in the County Line Cemetery in Timpson, TX with Military Honors provided by VFW Post 8904. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, January 19, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. James Acrey was born July 7, 1939 in Jumbo Community, Texas to his parents, Arlin Acrey and Madge Hudman Acrey and passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Carthage, Texas.

James loved working out in the yard and going to garage sales on the weekends.

James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Ann; sons, James (Jimmy) Acrey Jr. of Carthage, Texas, Lee Acrey of Gary, Texas; Rocky Acrey of Center, Texas; daughters, Doris Matlock and husband Ricky of Carthage, Texas, Virginia Matlock and husband Mike of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, Patricia Nelson and husband Danny of Odessa, Washington; 14 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; Brother, Joe Acrey and wife Rhonda of Spring, Texas; Sisters, Virginia Churchman of Carthage, Texas, Billy Davis of Cypress, Texas, Lorene Nix of Mt. Enterprise, Texas; and a host of family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Mr. Acrey is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob Tinkle; sister; Dorothy Reese; and Grandchild, Sydney Nelson of Odessa, Washington.

Pallbearers: Travis Matlock, Michael Matlock, Jamie Acrey, Jared Veazey, Bobby Tinkle, Max Churchman.

To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook you may go to www.taylorfh.net.

Funeral Services entrusted to Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.


01/16/2015

Bobbie Phillips, age 71, passed away January 16, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born August 29, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas to George Lee and Willie Phillips.

Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00pm Monday, January 19, 2015, at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. A private graveside will be help Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Old Prospect Cemetery.

Surviving Family:

Daughters:
Kim Moore and husband Freddie of Garrison,TX
Melynda Barrett and husband Leroy of Garrison, Tx

Brother: Emory Williams and wife Martha of Marshall, Texas

Sister: Patsy Fountain of Tyler, Texas

Grandchildren:
Courtney Rideout and husband Daniel of Bossier City, LA
Jami Moore of Garrison, TX
Josh Barrett & wife Jessica of Nacogdoches, TX
Matt Barrett of Garrison, TX
Phillip Barrett of Garrison, TX

Great Grandchildren: Makaleigh, Jaylon, Aiden and Bryce

Pallbearers: Carl Russell, Alvis Barrett, Daniel Rideout, Freddie Moore, Eric Odom, Zack Mills

Honorary Pallbearers: Jaylon, Aiden and Bryce

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


01/15/2015

Helen Jean Leonard, age 70, of Louisiana, formerly of Nacogdoches passed away Monday night, January 12, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas. Wake will be held 6pm until 8pm Friday, January 16, 2015 at Benford Chapel Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, January 17 at Benford Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor L.T. Morris officiating. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas.

She is survived by:

Daughters:
Joan Drakeford and husband, Norman of Camden, S.C.
Thresa Dove of Camden, S.C.
Calandra Watts and husband, Kenny of Lancaster, S.C.
Ramonia Abdullah and husband, Morris of Charlotte, N.C.

Sons:
David Leonard of Nacogdoches
Frederick Leonard and wife, Angelika of Cassatt, S.C.
Torance Leonard and wife, Angie of York, S.C.
Vincent Bell and wife, Jessica of Nacogdoches

23 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters:
Cherry Earl and husband, Weldon of Timpson
Dorothy Byrd and husband, Willie of Nacogdoches

Brothers:
Robert Lee Callaway and wife, Shirley of Tenaha
S.L. Callaway of Tenaha
Roosevelt Bell and wife, Claudia of Erie, P.A.

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


Coretha Taylor, age 67, of Timpson, Texas passed away Monday morning, January 12, 2015 at her home in Antioch Community. Funeral services will be at 11am Saturday, January 17 at Smyrna United, Timpson, Texas with Elder Marvin Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

She is survived by:

Husband, George Taylor of Timpson

Son, Derrick Wilson and wife, Yolanda of Houston

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


George Willis Chaney, 87, of Timpson, TX, passed away. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 16, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Clyde Hess officiating. Interment to follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison, TX with Military Honors provided by VFW Post 8904. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mr. Chaney was born June 6, 1927, in Nacogdoches, TX, George Willis Chaney was the son of the late Charles Henry and Lula Elizabeth Jacobs Chaney. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. George enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on his farm baling hay. George had a loving spirit and would give the shirt off his back if needed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Carrie; sons, Edgar Chaney and girl friend Denise of Timpson, TX, Larry Chaney and wife Tresia of Huffman, TX; daughters, Gina Diane Broussard and husband Billy of Center, TX, Rachael Mabe and husband Mike of Manassas, VA; grandchildren, Jason, Sarah, Dennis; great grandchildren, Richard, Kason, Makinlie; one sister and a host of family and friends who will miss him greatly.

Mr. Chaney was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Donald Wayne Chaney and George W. Chaney, JR.

Pallbearers are Ray Morrison, Charles Barr, Jason Button, Dennis Broussard, Billy Coppock and Michael Mabe.

Honorary pallbear is Billy Broussard.

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.


Gloria Ann Dyer, 68, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andrew King officiating. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Dyer was born May 15, 1946 in McAllister, Oklahoma to Thomas T. Wright and Gene Lee Scroggins Wright. She attended Holly Springs Baptist Church in Garrison.

She is survived by
Son: Robert Goff of West Palm Beach, Florida

Daughter: Sherre Johnson and husband, Gary, of Ketchum, Oklahoma

Grandchildren:
Justin Nair
Jake Nair
Lydia Kramer

Great Grandchild: Penelope Kramer

Sisters:
Carolyn Masters and husband, Buster, of Gary
Sarah Shahan and husband, Kenneth, of Center

Brothers:
Tommy G. Wright and fiancé, Jackie Brown, of Center
Pete Wright and wife, Sissy, of Longview

Dear Aunt and Uncle: Sally and Delbert McKinney of Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loved ones

Preceded in death by
Husband: Louie Dyer
Parents: Thomas T. Wright and Gene Lee Scroggins Wright

Pallbearers will be Jake Nair, Justin Nair, Brad Masters, Matthew Shahan, Dawson Masters and Curtis Hughes.

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


Dr. Bonita Ann Lowrie passed away January 13, 2015 in Garrison, Texas. She was born July 24, 1936 in Garrison, Texas. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 am, Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

Survivors:
Daughter:Bonita Glenette Fitzmyer of Southern Maryland
Sons: Mike Lowrie of Garrison, Texas and Norman Lowrie
Grandchildren: Stephen Thomas Fitzmyer Jr., Alexy Kathryn Fitzmyer, Wade Michael Lowrie
Sisters: Billy Jo Shuey of Woodland Park, CO.
Allene Bacon of Covington, LA
Brother: Bob Patterson of Garrison, Texas

Bonita was a graduate of Garrison High School, attended SFA and a graduate of East Texas State University with a masters and doctorate degree. She was always involved in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and was an Explorer Scout Leader. She was an International Council of Relations in San Antonio, Texas. Bonita taught music for a number of years K-8th and taught high school and college. When she retired she was Dean at St. Mary’s University.

Mom said everyday “We Are So Blessed”

In lieu of flowers donate to Eastern Star, Lions Club (Garrison, Texas) and Garrison High School Class of 1954 (contact Francis Payne)


01/14/2015

Ray Byrd, 73, of Nederland, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. He was born on February 10, 1941 n Shelbyville, Texas to the late Joseph Warren Byrd, Sr. and Ada Brittain Byrd. Ray worked as Assistant Chief Appraiser for the Jefferson County Appraisal District.

Ray is survived by:

Wife: Frances Byrd of Nederland

Son: Marty Byrd, and wife, Sheila of Nederland

Grandchildren: Joshua Byrd of Nederland and Justin Byrd of Nederland

Brother: James Byrd, and wife, JoAnn of Nederland

Sister: Marie Fleming of Shelbyville

He is proceeded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph Warren Byrd, Jr. and wife, Mary E. Byrd.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Melancon's Funeral Home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm. with Masonic Services at 6pm. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2pm at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Attention: Development Office Unit 705, P.O. Box 301439 Houston, TX. 77230, or you can donate by going online at gifts.mdanderson.org

Details and registry available at Melancons.org


01/13/2015

Frederick Earl Hewitt passed away January 9, 2015. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11am at Triumph the Church Kingdom of God in Christ in Center. Bishop Elect Howard Cloudy, Pastor, will be officiating and Reverend David P. Mitchell, Eulogist.

Fred was born on August 11, 1958 in Center, Texas. He received his education in Center Public School System. Fred was a born mechanic, he had a God given talent. He didn't meet a stranger , his smile was contagious. Fred was hard working and self-employed for many years until recently when he joined his father working for the family business at L.H. Hewitt Inc.

Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center, Texas following service.

Fred will be truly missed by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his memory:
Sons: Deondric, and wife Candice; Jonathan and Josh.

Grandsons: Jaden and Theron.

Mother: Fannie.

Father: L.H.

Stepmother: Shirley

Sister: Teresa

Brothers: Darryl; Eddie, and wife, Brenda; Eric, and wife, Lana; and Lawrence.

Nephews: Tremayne, and wife, Trice; and Keaton.

Nieces: Candice, Jewel, Chardae, and Lisa.

Great-Nephews: Javen, Kylon, Jacarlos, Shadarian and Brendan.

Great-Nieces: Jon Tyric and Jalyn.

A host of loving aunts, devoted uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers: Terry Bryant, Marcus Horton, Ken Ceasar, Ray Malone, Ortega Cartwright, Clayton Singleton, Aubrey Cook and Paul Tuller.

Honorary Pallbearers: Keaton Daniels, Tremayne Hewitt, Eddie Hewitt, Lawrence Holman, Eric Hewitt, and Darryl McClellan.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


Marc Glynn Askew, 63, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Kevin Windham officiating.

Mr. Askew was born December 12, 1951 in Center to Homa Askew and Lillian Campbell Askew. He previously owned and operated Glynn’s Lawn and Garden in Longview. In 1994, Mr. Askew moved back home to Shelby County where he enjoyed farming and ranching.

He is survived by
Wife: Debbie Bivens Askew of Center

Son: Roger Askew and wife, Kendra, of Union Grove

Daughter: Nicole Faulkner and husband, Jimmy, of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
J.R. Faulkner
Colton Askew
Colby Askew
Avery Faulkner

Brothers-in-law:
Coleman Bivens and wife, Dalene, of Shelbyville
Jerry Bivens and wife, Polly, of Marshall

Sister-in-law: Teresa Johnson and husband, Glen, of Shelbyville

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be Keith Byndom, Mike Hanson, Tim Runnels, Lynn Davis, Tim Amos and Walter Shofner. Honorary pallbearers will be Edsel Warr, Terry Harris, Eltroy McCowin and Mark Stone.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Longview Cancer Center Foundation
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, Texas 75601

Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center
220 Fields Street
Center, Texas 75935

Hospice of East Texas
411 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701

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


01/12/2015

Gail Cuculic, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith, Rev. Karen Jones, and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Gail was born February 15, 1926, in Huntington to Johnny Cuculic and Burney Lee Ivey Cuculic. After graduating from Huntington High School, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University in 1943, served in the Navy from 1944-1946, and graduated with a BBA in 1949 from the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his CPA certification in 1952. Gail worked at many reputable companies, mostly related to the poultry industry before settling in Center with Shelby Savings Bank, where he was president for seven years and vice chairman of the Board of Directors for twenty years. Gail has been affiliated with numerous organizations including the Lions Club, Roughrider Scholarship Foundation (Secretary), member of the Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International, Center Flying Club (Secretary Treasurer), Center Country Club (Director), Center City Council and a member of the First Methodist Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Janie Cuculic of Center

Children:
Mark Cuculic and wife, Betty, of Spring
Jan Crow and husband, Steve, of Houston
Sue Cuculic and Sue Long of Houston
John Cuculic and wife, Ayme, of Montgomery
Gayla Fidje and husband, Glenn, of Weston, Florida

Grandchildren:
Poppy Jones
Cara Cuculic
Leah Peterson
Bryan Crow
Austin Crow
Jenni Waldon
Christi Waldon
Bailey Cuculic
Bianca Cuculic
Cole Fidje
Carson Fidje

Nine Great-Grandchildren

Step Children:
Linda Warren and husband, Doug, of Tyler
Steven Sharp of Dallas

Brother-in-law: Jim Jenkins and wife, Jonnie Sue, of Houston

Nieces and Nephews:
Jill Golf and husband, Joe
Jeff Jenkins and wife, Chris

Special Friends:
Moises and Anjelica Valtierra
Maria and Sebastian

Preceded in death by
Wife: Theresa Cuculic
Parents: Johnny Cuculic and Burney Lee Ivey Cuculic
Beloved dog of 15 years: Belle

Pallbearers will be Doug Warren, Glenn Fidje, Bryan Crow, Austin Crow, Jason Peterson and Brent Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bob McAdams, James Campbell, Burton Brown, Dr. Cengiz Satir, Steve Waters, Weldon Boles, Shelby Savings Bank Officers and Directors and Rotary Club Members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following:
Roughrider Scholarship Foundation
PO Box 152
Center, Texas 75935

First United Methodist Church
211 Porter Street
Center, Texas 75935

The family wants to express their appreciation to East Texas Home Health and Dr. Cengiz Satir (Nacogdoches) for their loving care and kindness.

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


Wesley Livingston, 47, of Center, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at his residence.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams, Bro. Don Moore & Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 4, 1967 in Center to Richard and Dianne (Lynch) Livingston. He was a 1986 graduate of Center High School. He attended the United Pentecostal Church in Center. Wesley worked for Livingston Farms.

He is preceded in death by his Grandfathers, Jim Livingston & John Henry Lynch, Brother, Gregory Livingston & Niece, Brooklyn Livingston.

He is survived by:
Wife:
LaResa Anthony Livingston of Center

Son:
Cash Livingston of Tenaha

Son:
Ryan Hall of Denton

Parents:
Ricky & Dianne Livingston of Center
Brother:Bryan Livingston & wife, Amanda of Garrison

Nephew:
Darin Livingston of Center

Niece:
Bailey Heflin of Garrison

Grandmother:
Dolly Molina of Center

Grandmother:
Adell Livingston of Center

Pallbearers:
Richard Tomlin, Lynn Turner, Paul Wiggins, Ronnie Livingston, Rolando “Guatemala” Castro & J.P. Fenton

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

In Lieu of Flowers, family request that donations can be made In memory of Wesley Livingston to Teen Challenge 3850 S Loop 1604 W San Antonio, Texas 78264 or http://teenchallengetx.org/donate/


On January 9, 2015, Michael T Doyle, Sr. lost his battle with cancer. Michael was born on Friday, October, 01, 1937 in Syracuse, New York.

He accomplished many things in his lifetime; he served in the Air Force for 7-1/2 years and owned his own Insurance Agency, was an accomplished electrical contractor, rancher and was dedicated to his faith as an Ordained Minister (Deacon in the Catholic Church).

His greatest pride and legacy was his loving spouse of 56 years, Carol E. Doyle.

Michael is also survived by his beloved children, Michael T. Doyle Jr. (Ritchel), Mark E. Doyle and Brian S. Doyle.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Doyle; stepfather, Charles Edward Hooker; mother, Julia Doyle Hooker; daughters, Dana Lynn Doyle and Denise Mary Doyle.

Michael’s favorite quote and words he lived by “Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori Time Flies, Remember Death).

Visitation for Michael will be held at the Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Rosary will commence at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nacogdoches, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches. Monsignor, Young, officiating.

Services under the direction of Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


01/11/2015

Glaydis Ramey Barton, 81, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Carthage, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Steve Lewis and Bro. Michael Tibbs officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Ms. Barton was born June 7, 1933 in Tenaha to Alton and Ida Ross Ramey. She was a member, along with Pastor Cecil Chessher and his wife, Gina, and many special friends, of the Called Out Church in Center.

She is survived by
Sons:
Robert Lee Barton and wife, Janice, of Tenaha
Donald Ray Barton of Carthage

Daughter: Joann Smith and husband, Ronnie, of Center

Grandchildren:
Cassie Lovell and husband, Chip, of Tenaha
Brent Barton of Fort Worth
Cody Barton of Tenaha
Kalen Smith and wife, Jessica, of Conroe
Kristine Harvey and husband, Johnathan, of Joaquin
Jessica Smith of Center
Jodi Williams and husband, Justin, of Carthage
Kelsey Barton of College Station
Blaze Melancon of Timpson
Shelton Melancon of Timpson
Chris Graham and wife, Jamie, of Longview
Michael Tibbs of Carthage
Brandon Whatley of Tenaha
Brandi Whatley of Tenaha
Brittany Whatley of Dallas

Great-Grandchildren:
Camryn Lovell of Tenaha
Caden Lovell of Tenaha
Daegan Williams of Carthage
Alex Graham of Longview
Noah Graham of Longview

Siblings:
Pearly Webster and husband, Russell, of Pasadena
Earl Ramey and wife, Joyce, of Garrison
Juanita Watson of San Augustine

Brother-in-law: Tommy Barton and wife, Jeanne, of Kingwood

Sister-in-law: Judy Rodriguez and husband, James, of Porter

Special friend: Retha Mize

Lifelong friend for over 50 years: Ruth Kirk

Special Caretaker: Tammy Kyle

Preceded in death by
Husband of 46 years: Leroy Barton
Son: Douglas Wayne Barton
Grandson: Brady Barton
Daughter-in-law: Janet Barton
Parents: Alton and Ida Ross Ramey
Brothers: Alton, Alvin, Travis, Jimmy Lee, Leo, Clarence
Sisters: Earline, Eloise
Twin Sister: Gladis Rickman

Pallbearers will be Brent Barton, Cody Barton, Kalen Smith, Carl Barrett, Terry Ramey, James Rickman, Justin Williams and Johnathan Harvey.

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


01/09/2015

Alton Wilkinson, 55, of Center, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Interment will follow at Buckner Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Wilkinson was born March 12, 1959 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Tommy Mitchell and Mozelle Wagstaff Wilkinson. He loved going to church, crocheting and making soundless wind chimes. Mr. Wilkinson was a member of Center Christian Fellowship in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Karen Wilkinson of Center

Daughters:
Maranda Wilkinson of Center
Jessica Wilkinson of Center

Grandson: Conner Smith of Center

Sisters:
Ima Jean Grantom of Nacogdoches
Shirley Amburn of Center
Manuela Shuemaker and husband, Bobby, of Tenaha
Cindy Sanders and husband, Mike, of Center

Brothers:
Tommy Frank Wilkinson and wife, Karen, of Tenaha
Kenneth Wilkinson and wife, Sheila, of Pineville, Louisiana

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Mother-in-law: Betty Figueroa and husband, Carlos, of Logansport, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Parents: Tommy Mitchell and Mozelle Wagstaff Wilkinson

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


01/08/2015

Billie Joyce Wagstaff Hooper, 81, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Ms. Hooper was born February 21, 1933 in Shelby County to A.E. “Buddy” Wagstaff and Evie Lou Anthony Wagstaff. She loved cooking, taking care of family and friends, and sending out “Get Well” cards.

She is survived by
Children:
Steve McQueen and wife, Becky, of Mt. Enterprise
Shelia Bozeman and husband, Ricky, of Carthage
Brenda Perez of Center

Stepchildren:
Ray Hooper and wife, Rachael, of Austin
Mike Hooper and wife, Teresa, of Longview
Beth Golden and husband, Doug, of Elysian Fields
Treva Humphries and husband, Mike, of Golden
Cindy Alfred and husband, Steve, of Shreveport

Sister:
Linda Rachal and husband, Alton, of Natchitoches

Grandchildren:
Stephenie Jo Gerhardt and husband, Matt of Richardson
Jeri Burgess and husband, Brandon, of Carthage
Jeremy Bozeman and wife, Bonnie of Brachfield
Matthew Bozeman of Carthage
Bradley White and wife, Haley, of Center

Great-Grandchildren:
Alexis White
Alyssa White
Sutton Link
Jaxson Burgess

Numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Someone very close to her heart that also referred to her as “Grandma”: Dawn Murphy

Preceded in death by
Husband: Bennie Hooper
Stepson: Jody Hooper
Parents: A.E. “Buddy” Wagstaff and Evie Lou Anthony Wagstaff
Brother: Jerry Wagstaff
Sisters: Mary Guidroz, Ima Hendricks, Doris Thompson
Father of her children: H.C. Mac McQueen

Pallbearers will be family members.

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


Loretta Lee was born July 10, 1936 in Washington Co., Texas to Walter and Norma Stegmann. She passed away January 7, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas, burial will be at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby, Texas. Visitation is Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Garrison Funeral Home 6:00 to 8:00pm

Survivors:

Daughter: Kathy Kortz and husband Alvin of Sequin, Texas

Grandchildren: Kenneth Lee, Jr.
Rebecca Soto and husband Jacob
Brian Lee
Kristi Kortz
Kelli Kortz

Great-Grandchildren:
Shawn Soto
Gage Lee
Karlie Faulkner
Emilie Faulkner

Sister:
Helen Marie Harding and husband Jim of San Augustine,Texas

Brother:
Walter Stegmann of Summerville, Texas

Sister-In-Laws:
LaMerle Biashinski Chauncey
Johnnie Ruth Jopling

Preceded in death by:
Husband: Alton Lee
Son: Kenneth Lee
Daughter-In-Law: Debra Lee and both parents


McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home of Houston, Texas & Hicks Mortuary are announcing funeral services for Mrs. Oressie Polley, 94, formerly of Center, Texas. Mrs. Polley died December 27, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Her services will be Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 12 noon at Church At The Cross, 3835 S. Dairy Ashford Rd. Rev. Dr. Johnny Teague will be officiating.

Mrs. Polley is survived by her son Van Polley and his wife, Sharron of Houston, Texas
Interment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


01/06/2015

Richard Hibbard, 69, of Center, Texas, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Hibbard’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Mr. Hibbard was born November 22, 1945 in Houston, Texas to Joseph Cecil Hibbard and Dorothy Tyrone Hibbard. He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Hibbard was a sheet metal worker for 42 years which he excelled at earning many awards and certificates throughout his career. He began his apprenticeship in 1967 and graduated in 1971. He became a member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union in 1971 and worked until he retired in 2009.

In 1989, Mr. Hibbard purchased property in Whitt, Texas to begin his dream of having a peach farm. He had approximately 900 peach trees along with plums, grapes, blackberries, tomatoes, and much more that was sold at market. Mr. Hibbard was a successful farmer for 18 years and was very proud of his farm.

He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Angie Wright and husband, Jody of Center, Texas
Christine Howe of Spring, Texas

Son:
Tommy Hibbard and wife, Yamina of Conroe, Texas

Grandchildren:
Wesley Wright and wife, Tabitha of Willis, Texas
Nathan Jones and wife, Kelsey of Webster, Texas
Austin Wright of Center, Texas
Cooper and Connor Howe of Spring, Texas
Julie Kipp and husband, Kristopher of Alvin, Texas
Melanie Hibbard of Spring, Texas
Ryan and Kenzi Hibbard of Conroe, Texas

Great-Grandchildren:
Kaelan and Klara Kipp of Alvin, Texas

Siblings:
L.D. Hibbard, Sr. of Chireno, Texas
Geneva Goff of Blanco, Texas
Ross Hibbard of Buffalo, Texas
Johnny Mac Hibbard of Midlothian, Texas

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joseph Cecil Hibbard and Dorothy Tyrone Hibbard
Sisters: Mable Means, Elaine Fisk
Brother: Joe Gilbert Hibbard

After the service, all family and friends are welcome to a celebration of his life at his home at 588 County Road 3505 in Center, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mr. Hibbard’s name to the American Cancer Society (PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or 1.800.227.2345).

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


Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne Noble, 70, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Memorial City Medical Center in Houston, Texas

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 18, 1944 in Beaumont to Charles Dale and Wynnelle (Wilson) Noble. He graduated from Center High School in 1962 and from the University of Arkansas in 1967 and he attended South Texas College of Law in Houston.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, C.D. “Charles” Noble & Wynnelle Wilson Noble & Brother, Charles Monroe Noble.

He is survived by:

Son:
Barrett Noble of Houston

Sister-in-law:
Kathy Noble of Lumberton

Nieces:
Noelle Noble of Center
Christie Noble Pickens of Lumberton

Mother of his son:
Carol Noble of Houston

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


Wanda Kachel Cox, 74, was born February 10, 1937 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Guy Albert and Corine Eunice Palmer Kachel. She died on January 2, 2015 at her home in Anahuac, Texas. Wanda married Irvin Cox on January 19, 1985. They had a wonderful life together.

Services will be Saturday, January 10th at 10:00 AM at the Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 South Main, in Anahuac. She will be laid to rest at the Anahuac
Cemetery.

Wanda enjoyed fishing, quilting, reading, gardening, and ceramics. There wasn’t anything she could not do when she put her mind to it. Wanda was a great mother, wife, and friend. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by:
Husband Irvin Cox

Children:
Patty Clark and husband Daniel of Anahuac
Steve Cox and wife Ladona of Beaumont
Melissa and husband Lee Poskey of Katy

Siblings
Laverne Bondor
Cecil Kachel and wife Beth
Jerry Kachel and wife Heather.

She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; two sons Richard
Neil Bean and James Paul Bean; and two brothers Pete Kachel and Clifford
Kachel.


Darith “Andy” Khourn, 34, of Center, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Andy was born November 15, 1980 in Olympia, Washington to Thay Khourn and Siem Quach Khourn. He loved to travel and was currently employed as a sales clerk. Andy will be remembered as a loving son, brother, father and friend to everyone.

He is survived by
Wife: Visal Ly of Austin

Son: Aaron Khourn of Austin

Parents: Siem and Thay Khourn of Center

Sister: Chhavy Khourn Scrimsher and husband, Donny, of Center

Brother: Dara Khourn of Center

Nieces and Nephews:
DJ Scrimsher of Center
Ethan Jacob Xieu of Center
Nathan James Xieu of Center
Benjamin Scrimsher of Center
Sydney Scrimsher of Center
Zyrome Khourn of Center
Zykevious Khourn of Center

Cousins:
Michael Truong of Center
Nick Chheang of Nacogdoches

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

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


Zoyla Estrella Vazquez, infant daughter of Jorge F. Vazquez and Maria L. Rojas Vazquez, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Fausto officiating.

She is survived by
Parents: Jorge F. Vazquez and Maria L. Rojas Vazquez

Brothers:
Jorge Vazquez of Center
Andres Vazquez of Center
Carlos Vazquez of Center
Christian Vazquez of Center
Isaac Vazquez of Center

Grandparents:
Consuelo Rojas of Mexico
Tranquilino Rojas of Mexico
Graciela Vazquez of Center
Marcelino Vazquez of Center

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be Jorge Vazquez, Andres Vazquez, Carlos Vazquez, Christian Vazquez and Isaac Vazquez.

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


01/05/2015

Merline Metcalf, 89, of Panama City, FL formerly of Center, Texas passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 in Panama City, FL.

No services are planned at this time.

She born April 17, 1924 to Bud Luman and Nonie McSwain Luman, Mrs. Metcalf was born and raised in Center, Texas, and attended church at Mt Pleasant Church of Christ. Until in 1993, her health forced her to move closer to her younger daughter, to Panama City, Fl. She remained there at Lisenby Retirement Center until her death. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, her brother Elvis Ray Luman, and grandson Dewayne Hudspeth.

She is survived by two daughters ; Helen Garner Olivier of Houma, La, and Delores Harris Brown (Bill) of Baconton, Georgia, Sister Opal Bradshaw of Waskom, Tx,She has three nieces surviving Linda Lundy, of Waskom, Debbie Bowden of Katy, Tx, & Donna Yancy of Houston. One nephew Leslie Bradshaw, Waskom Texas. She has surviving 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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


Hazel Ritter Strickland, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Paul Silvey officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Strickland was born November 15, 1932 in Joaquin to Snap Ritter and Minnie Myrtle Scott Ritter. She loved baking bread and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Strickland was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is survived by
Sons:
Kenny Strickland of Crosby
Larry Strickland and wife, Mary Beth, of Vidor

Sister: Ann Barber and husband, Wayne of Jasper

Grandchildren:
Ricky Strickland of Nederland
Michelle Smith of Humble
Kristi Strickland of Joaquin
Amber Odom and husband, Ben of Vidor
Wesley Strickland of Vidor
Theresa Boucher and husband, Malcolm, of Lumberton

Great-Grandchildren:
Alexis
Aimee
Jaden
Chauncey
Gabrielle
Adryanne
Sammie

Nieces:
Carolyn Bunte
Donna Berger
Alicia Barber

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: A.D. Strickland
Parents: Snap Ritter and Minnie Myrtle Scott Ritter
Daughter-in-law: Linda Strickland
Brother: Hansel Ritter

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


Rebecca McCord Schriewer, 68, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

She will be cremated and no services are planned.

Mrs. Schriewer was born December 22, 1946 in Center to Ferris McCord and Nell Webster McCord. She attended St. Marks United Methodist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Woodrow Schriewer of Center

Daughters:
Chris Holladay and husband, Jeff, of Pasadena
Laurie M. Schriewer of Center

Grandchildren:
Sydney Schriewer
Dustin Schriewer
Bailee Holladay

Aunts:
Peggy Kennedy and husband, Keith, of Center
Faye Webster of Center

Uncle: Russell Webster and wife, Pearlie, of Pasadena

Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law: Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Baum of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Ferris McCord and Nell Webster McCord

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


01/03/2015

Katherine Ann Permenter, 79, of Center, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.

Mrs. Permenter was born June 10, 1935 in Port Arthur to Bill Gennusa and Angie Gengo Gennusa.

She is survived by
Husband: Dallon Permenter of Center

Children:
Mark Permenter of Center
Debbie Sanford and husband, Tommy, of Beaumont
Duke Permenter and wife, Marie, of Beaumont

Grandchildren:
Ryan Permenter
Robert Becks
Dallon Becks
Katy King
Allison Valcone
Josh Permenter

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Louise Harmon of Beaumont

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Bill Gennusa and Angie Gengo Gennusa
Brother: Frank Gennusa
Sister: Pauline Gennusa
Uncle: Joe Gennusa
Aunt: Eunice Gennusa

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


Jimmy Nix was born November 6, 1948 in Garrison, Texas he passed away January 1, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas he was 66 years old.

Funeral service will be Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will be at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation is 5:00 to 7:00 Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Surviving Family:

Wife: Sherry Spears Nix

Son: Rusty Nix and wife Morgan of Garrison, TX

Daughters:
Sabrina Richards & husband Josh of Pollok, TX
Tracy Conway & husband Ken of Longview, TX
Courtney Joyce & husband J.B. of Longview, TX

Grandchildren: Hunter, Brycen, Hudson, Drayen, Jaxon, Peyton, Don, Kameron, Kennedy, Makenna, Collyn

Brother: Scott Nix of Corinth, TX

Best fiend: Bobby Bartlett of Caladonia, TX

Pallbearers: Jason Nix, Toby Ramsey. Nathan Ramsey, Steve Ramsey, Greg Haley, Bryan King, Justin King, Josh Richards

Honorary Pallbearers: Bobby Bartlett, J.D. King, Ken”Red” Ramsey and Glenn Ramsey

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


01/02/2015

Lamerle Davis, 94, of Center, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Davis was born January 24, 1920 in Shelbyville to Jim Fred Campbell and Callie Furlow Campbell. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Center Chapter and First Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Son: Bryan LaFitte and wife, Judy of Houston

Granddaughter: Phoebe Gilchrist and husband, Scott of Houston

Great-Grandsons:
Tyler Gilchrist of Houston
Jordan Gilchrist of Houston

Brothers:
Earl Campbell of Center
Crit Campbell of Huxley

Sisters:
Louise Greer of Huxley
Ann Scarber of Huxley
Kay Ballard of Mont Belvieu

Preceded in death by
Husband: Fred Davis
Sister: Nina Smith
Brothers: Marshall Campbell, Carl Campbell, James Campbell, Robert Campbell, Chester Campbell

Pallbearers will be Mike Scarber, Marty Scarber, Billie George Smith, Carl Davis Smith, Robert Smith and Landon Windham. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Gilchrist and Jordan Gilchrist.


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


01/01/2015

Ima Christine Eaves Honeycutt, 100, of Crockett, formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 in Crockett.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bud McGee officiating. Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Honeycutt was born September 27, 1914 in Shelby County to Walter D. Eaves and Decie Estes Eaves. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and went on to be a school teacher. Christine “Granny Honey” was such a caring and loving person to her husband, boys, and grandchildren. She cared for her parents and siblings and was a friend to all. Christine was a devout Christian, a charter member of Spann’s Chapel Baptist Church and a member of Order of Eastern Star. She was known for her fried chicken and coconut pie. Christine was a gardener and always had a beautiful yard. She will be missed.

She is survived by
Sons:
Otis D. Honeycutt and companion, Amber Honeycutt James, of Crockett
James Honeycutt and wife, Donna, of Henderson

Grandchildren:
Casey D. Honeycutt
Felecia G. May
Jason M. Honeycutt
Belinda J. Freeman
Guy Allen Honeycutt
Otis W. Honeycutt
Nora Lynne Scagliano

Great-Grandchildren:
Austin D. May
Tucker C. May
Samuel C. Honeycutt
Chelsea Honeycutt
Chani Honeycutt
Randy Freeman
Cari Freeman
Nathan Freeman
Garrett Honeycutt
Connor Honeycutt
Meagan Honeycutt
Austin Honeycutt
Kara Honeycutt
Clay W. Honeycutt
Peter Scagliano IV
Reagan Scagliano

Nieces and Nephews:
Willie Bunting
Maxie Eaves
Curtis Doyle
David Eaves
Jerry Lynn Buckner
Lola Wilson

Preceded in death by
Husband: Guy W. Honeycutt
Parents: Walter D. Eaves and Decie Estes Eaves
All of her siblings

Pallbearers will be Otis Honeycutt, Casey Honeycutt, Austin May, James Honeycutt, Jason Honeycutt, Guy Honeycutt and Otis Honeycutt.

Family wishes to extend special thanks to staff at Houston County Nursing Home for their excellent care.

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


Retired Texas Ranger Captain Newton W. Clark passed peacefully from this life on December 31, 2014, in Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, at the age of 88.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Terry Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

‘Dub’, as he was known to all who knew him, was born January 3, 1926 in Center, Texas. Dub Clark was raised in the Antioch and James communities of Shelby County during the Great Depression. At age 16, he enrolled in what is now Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas where he had received a scholarship to play football. In 1944, when Sam Houston State University suspended their athletic programs, he joined the U.S. Navy and served honorably in Europe and the Far East until after war’s end.

Dub Clark answered his life’s calling when he began his career in law enforcement in 1950. He graduated from Texas Highway Patrol Class #16 that year and was assigned to work in Crockett, Texas. He remained there until he was transferred to his home town of Center, Texas, where he and his partner, Russell Vineyard, served the citizens of Shelby, San Augustine, and Sabine Counties for twelve years.

In 1962, he was promoted and assigned to Texas Rangers, ‘Co. A’ and stationed in San Augustine, Texas. In his capacity as Texas Ranger, he proudly served the citizens of San Augustine, Shelby, and Sabine Counties, and other localities as needed. He was promoted to Texas Ranger, Sergeant, and transferred to DPS Headquarters in 1974, where he served as Assistant Chief of Criminal Law Enforcement. He was later promoted to Captain, Texas Rangers, and assigned as the first Commander of the DPS Office of Internal Affairs.

Throughout his law enforcement career, Dub Clark was known for his integrity, forthrightness, and compassion. He took great pride in mentoring young men who followed his example in entering the field of law enforcement. He always strove to instill in them the realization that their profession was a high calling which carried a sacred trust never to be violated.

As a criminal investigator, he was unsurpassed. As a peace officer serving his State and his community, he always exhibited the highest degree of moral character, integrity, and friendliness to those whom he met.

Dub Clark was a member of the Church of Christ and served as an elder and song leader for many years. Over the years, Dub Clark taught many young men how to lead singing.

Dub Clark is predeceased by his parents, Wright Eugene ‘Jack’ and Gertrude Dean Clark, sister Lavern Fields, and wife of 31 years, Billie Marie Clark.

Dub Clark is survived by his wife, Mary Kay Clark, of Austin, Texas, sons Steve Clark and wife Helen, of Whitehouse, Texas, Bill Clark and wife Melinda, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, and Jimmy Clark and wife Sue, of Milam, Texas. He is also survived by stepchildren Paul ‘Gil’ Gowing and wife Karen, of Clermont, Florida, John ‘Tiger’ Gowing and wife Jennifer, of Sachse, Texas, and Meredith Gowing Kimbrough and husband Scott, of Round Rock, Texas. He cherished and was immensely proud of all fourteen of his grandchildren: Jason Clark of Alpharetta, Georgia, Amy Cohen, and husband Mark, of Keller, Texas, Daniel and Judith Clark of Whitehouse, Texas, Katy Newbold and husband, Craig, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, Connie Barron and husband Brandon, of Hawkins, Texas, Brady Clark and wife Abra, of Huntsville, Texas, Matt Clark of Kyle, Texas, Stacy Clark of San Augustine, Texas, Tanner, Tyler, and Trey Gowing of Sachse, Texas, and Cassidy and Cooper Kimbrough of Round Rock, Texas. He also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Danny Young, Travis Brasil, David Noble, Tom Maddox, Maxie Eaves and Larry Williford. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Clark, Matt Clark, Brady Clark and Daniel Clark.

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


12/31/2014

A funeral service for Mrs. Jimmie F. Foster Bowlin, 73, of Carthage, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Hancock and Bro. Scott Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bowlin passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2014, in Carthage.

Jimmie F. Foster Bowlin was born on Apr. 5, 1941, in Joaquin, to the late William Emmitt “W.E.” Foster and Essie Lee Lilly Foster. She graduated from Joaquin High School with the class of 1959. Mrs. Bowlin worked at the First State Bank in Carthage for over 37 years. She was a poet, artist, seamstress, loved music, and was the best cook in the world. She enjoyed doing things for others and especially sending cards to people during times of loss, sickness, and celebration. She was a long-time member of the Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. She moved to Carthage from Timpson in 1971, and more recently joined the Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Bobbie Foster and a dear friend, Wanda Stewart Davidson.

Mrs. Bowlin is survived by three children:
Sherry Cockerham and husband Mike of Carthage
Todd Casterline and wife Mindy of Beckville,
Dawn Ritter and husband Emmit of Carthage

Four siblings:
William Ray Foster and wife Bell of Old Center
Guy Willard Foster of Timpson
Anita Singleton and husband Herb of Conroe
Joy Meaux and husband Jerry of Carthage

Nine grandchildren:
Meagan Baldobino and husband Chris
Dustin Cockerham and wife Shelly
Shane Cockerham and wife Alysha
Candace Miller and husband Derek
Morgan Casterline
Kayla Casterline
Jameson Ritter and wife Brin
Amber Mangrum and husband Michael
Brooke Morrow

17 great-grandchildren and one on the way
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survive Mrs. Bowlin.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Judy Stallone and the staff of Marian Place, Bethany Home Health, and Heart’s Way Hospice for the loving care shown to their loved one.

Serving as pallbearers are Dustin Cockerham, Shane Cockerham, Jameson Ritter, Chris Baldobino, Mike Meaux, Kevin Foster, and Rodney Foster. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Charlie Foster and Ronald Dewayne Foster.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Marian Place Education Fund, 1690 NE Loop, Carthage, TX 75633.

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


12/29/2014

Harold Faulk, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 in Shreveport.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper and Bro. Jack Forbis officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Faulk was born October 21, 1937 in Center to Raymond K. “Pat” Faulk and Lucille Mayes Faulk. He was retired from USDA and was a member of First Baptist Church in Haslam.

He is survived by
Wife: Ruby Faulk of Joaquin

Daughters:
Paula Alford and husband, Dub, of Joaquin
Tammy Smith and husband, Phillip, of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Chad Alford and wife, Lynnette, of Joaquin
Bryan Risinger of Joaquin
Jake Risinger of Joaquin
Kaylee Risinger of Joaquin

Great Grandchildren:
Autumn Alford of Joaquin
Adeline Alford of Joaquin

Sister: Pattie Eaves and husband, David, of Huxley

Brother-in-law: Buddy Hodge and wife, Betty, of Joaquin

Sisters-in-law:
Linda Hutto and husband, Glen, of Shelbyville
Marilyn Welch and husband, Jimmy of Center

Nieces:
Debbie Clark of Houston
Diane Hart of Houston
Pat Cureton of Houston

Nephew: William Hart Jr. of Houston

Special Nephew: Lee McHugh of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond K. “Pat” Faulk and Lucille Mayes Faulk
Sisters: Raye Hart, Helen McHugh
Brother-in-law: William Hart, Toby McHugh

Pallbearers will be Bryan Risinger, Jake Risinger, Terry Faulk, Phillip Smith, Dub Alford, Billy Dickinson, BoBo Cummings and Chad Alford. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee McHugh, Jack Lout, Bo Risinger, Dale Fancher and David Eaves.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Mr. Faulk to the FBC Haslam Meals on Wheels Program (PO Box 310, Joaquin, Texas 75954) to benefit the elderly and disabled of Joaquin.

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


Alice Joy Ellington Weaver passed away at her home in Center, Texas on December 29, 2014, at the age of 95, surrounded by her daughter, grandson and longtime employee.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Joy Weaver was born on May 6, 1919, in Patroon, Texas to loving parents, Dr. John Henry Ellington and Verna Laura Bell Ellington. She was raised in San Augustine, Texas where her father was a respected physician in private practice. Dr. Ellington was also the doctor for the Santa Fe Railroad which gave Joy the opportunity for great travels during her youth with her parents across the country by rail.

She attended school in San Augustine and attended Texas Women's University in Denton and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches before transferring to the University of Texas in Austin as a sophomore. At Texas she pledged Chi Omega sorority and was elected a “Bluebonnet Bell Beauty”. It was at UT that she met the person who quickly became her best friend and then the love of her life, Martin Weaver, from Center, Texas--a mere 20 miles from her hometown.

Joy married Martin on Wednesday, October 29, 1941, as Wednesday was her lucky day. Seven years later they were blessed by the birth of their only child, Joy Ann Weaver Havran, who was their pride and joy.

Joy Weaver was a pillar of the East Texas community enhancing the lives of those with whom she came in contact. She was the epitome of a charming and genteel Southern lady with a will of iron, impeccable manners, incredible wisdom and a gentle spirit. She was the “rock” of her family, handling every situation with amazing grace and utmost dignity and integrity. A woman of unwavering faith, even under extreme adversity, a woman who never complained and was always unselfish, putting others before her, Joy Weaver was a role model to all who knew her.

She was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi and was involved in every aspect of the Center schools while her daughter was a student, including being a room mother for almost every grade level and a chaperone on the weekends at the Center Youth Center. An active member of First Christian Church, she taught Vacation Bible School and made funnel cakes at their booth at the Poultry Festival until a few years before her death. Joy also enjoyed golf, horseback riding and fishing with her beloved husband.

Her family was truly her life. She was a devoted wife to Martin, helping him establish his business, Weaver Brothers Lumber Company, and even holding a light as a newlywed while he loaded lumber to ship to market. She was truly the wind beneath his wings and always supported his business. When Martin was drafted into World War II, she followed him to Fort Benning in Georgia and to Camp Roberts in Paso Robles, California, taking an apartment nearby to be with him. When he was sent to Japan, she lived in Dallas, Texas, with another “army wife” and worked at Neiman Marcus-Downtown. Here she was employed in the toy department and sold the featured Christmas catalogue item -- a life-size playhouse.

After the war, Joy and Martin returned to Center and Weaver Brothers and were instrumental in establishing the poultry industry and promoting tourism for Toledo Bend. Always the consummate hostess, Joy entertained scores of sportswriters and potential investors to introduce them to Shelby County.

Throughout her life, she never missed a function in which her daughter, Joy Ann, or the lights of her life, her grandsons Barrett and Blake, participated. From baton twirling contests across Texas and Fort Worth events for Joy Ann to plays and junior high and high school sports for her two grandsons, Barrett and Blake, to Barrett's University of Texas and Blake's Baylor University Track and Field Meets, respectively, throughout the Big 12 Conference, Joy was always there.

She was their biggest cheerleader, best friend, wise confidant and “go to person.” Leaving a great legacy of love, Alice Joy Ellington Weaver will be missed by her family and scores of friends who thank her for wonderful memories and unconditional love.

She is survived by her daughter, Joy Ann Weaver Havran, son-in-law Bob Havran, grandson Blake Weaver Havran, brother-in-law Malcolm Weaver, nieces and nephews Mark Weaver and wife Mary Jean, Mary Weaver Crain and husband Tom, great nieces and nephews Allison Brickley and husband Brandon, Shannon and Trey Crain, Travis, Meagan, and John Mark Weaver, special great great niece, her namesake, baby “Joy” Brickley, longtime employee Dollie Richards Davis, family and friends. Her husband Martin, who passed away in June of 1982, her parents Verna and Dr. John Henry Ellington and her grandson Barrett Martin Havran, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers will be Mike Bird Sr., George Bradford, Sammy Dance, Neilson Davis, Randy McLeroy, Murray Mathews, Mike Middleton, Luke Motley III, and Frank Parker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ricky Andrews, Burton Brown, James Campbell, Rick Campbell, David Chadwick, Billy Jack Corbell, Gail Cuculic, Deck Jones, Ray Jones, Billy Bob McAdams, Don Walker and Mike Walker.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Barrett Havran Memorial Fund at Fort Worth Country Day School, 4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76109 or to the charity of your choice.

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


Sylvia M. Fuller, 77, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch and Bro. Haagon Lister officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Fuller was born February 25, 1937 in Hooks to Foy Edward Stilwell and Maddie Mae Beckham Stilwell. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandbabies and great grandbabies, and was known as the peace keeper of the family.

She is survived by
Children:
Katherine Smith and husband, Charlie, of Center
Karen Ann Evans and husband, Jeremy, of Center
Benjamin Provost and loving companion, Doree Bradbury, of Georgia

Grandchildren:
Lamanda Glaesmann and husband, Kevin, of Magnolia
Charlie Smith Jr. and wife, Jessica, of Center
Benny Ray Smith of Center
Sarah Fenley and husband, Jeremy, of Center
Mackenzie Provost of Georgia
Michael A. Napier of Michigan

Great-Grandchildren:
Malanda and Breyden Glaesmann
Madison and Morgan Fenley
Brent, Bryce and Braylee Smith
Skyler and Kadence Smith

Aunt and Uncle: Sis and Virgil House

Cousins:
Virgil Lee and Linda House

Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Benjamin E. Provost
Husband: Derwin L. Fuller
Daughter: Peggy Sue Provost
Grandson: Benjamin A. Rose
Parents: Foy Edward Stilwell and Maddie Mae Beckham Stilwell

Pallbearers will be Charlie Smith Jr., Benny Ray Smith, Jeremy Fenley, Kevin Glaesmann, Keith Webb and Bobby Smith.

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


Larry Fred Matthews “Frog”, 68, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 at his residence.

Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Kevin Cook officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 18, 1946 in Center, Texas to Clyde and Georgia Bell (Bivens) Matthews. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Carthage. He served in the US Air Force during Vietnam. A truly merciful, loving, forgiving and generous man, who believed the best about others and was willing to give them another chance.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clyde and Georgia Bell Matthews, Wife, Linda Matthews & Grandson, Gabriel Fountain.

He is survived by:
2 Sons:
Clint Matthews of Houston
Matt Matthews of Carthage

Daughter:
Joy Matthews of Houston

4 Grandchildren:
Abbigail Fountain
Aundriea Matthews
Memphis Arbuckle
Madison Breedlove

Sister-in-law:
Marcia Pruett of Houston

Brother-in-law:
Lloyd Kelley of Houston

Sister-in-law:
Marie Danza of Idaho

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


12/27/2014

Jean Hughes, 81, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Ms. Hughes was born September 17, 1933 in Henderson to Marion T. Sullivan and Clara Hunt Sullivan. Her hobbies included camping, traveling to new places, working puzzles, fishing and cooking. Ms. Hughes loved animals and especially enjoyed time spent with her family. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Children:
Margaret Gordy of Gilmer
Franklin “Tom” Hughes of Nacogdoches
James Hughes of Center

Five Grandchildren

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Five Great-Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Mary Ellen E. Long and husband, Troy of Henderson

Sister-in-law: Linda Hughes of Orange

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Special Friends:
Dorothy Sexton
Beneba Madkins

Preceded in death by
Husband: Thomas Earl Hughes
Parents: Marion T. Sullivan and Clara Hunt Sullivan
Eight Brothers and Sisters

Pallbearers will be Beau Jernigan, Brandon Fanescid, Kevin Dockens, Jimmy Luman, Jim Rader and Austin Luman. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Dockens and Doug Fanescid.

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


12/26/2014

Josephine Mitchell Bomar, 80, of Center, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, December 25, 2014 in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dr. John Nill and Pastor Steve Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Bomar was born October 1, 1934 in Ilford, England to Henry John Mitchell and Esther Jupp Mitchell. For many years, she worked at The Lily Farm in Center. Ms. Bomar’s hobbies included sewing and knitting. She enjoyed visiting nursing homes and spreading God’s Word. Ms. Bomar loved time spent with family.

She is survived by
Children:
Dena Nill and husband, John, of Springfield, Missouri
Dinett Yarbrough and husband, Kirk, of Center
Derral Bomar and wife, Rose, of Livingston
Dwayn Bomar and wife, Laticia, of Center

Grandchildren:
Jason Nill and wife, Lauren
Jennifer Nill Kozak and husband, Aaron
Brent Yarbrough and wife, Summer
Tiffany Yarbrough Hunnicutt and husband, Nathan
Corey Yarbrough and wife, Sarah
Landon Yarbrough
Brittany Bomar
Briana Bomar Thompson and husband, Colton
Bethany Bomar
Sarah Bomar
Joanna Bomar

Nine Great-Grandchildren

Brother: Robert Mitchell of Watford, England

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Special Friend: Jack Carpenter of Center

Preceded in death by
Parents: Henry John Mitchell and Esther Jupp Mitchell
Brother: Eric Mitchell

Pallbearers will be Jason Nill, Brent Yarbrough, Corey Yarbrough, Landon Yarbrough, Nathan Hunnicutt and Aaron Kozak.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been set up in Ms. Bomar’s name at Shelby Savings Bank in Center.

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


Joe Loyd Powdrill, 71, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014, at his home in the Silas Community, Timpson, TX, with family around him. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 27, 2014, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating.

Joe Loyd Powdrill was born May 30, 1943, in the Stockman Community, Shelby County, Texas. Joe spent delightful years in spite of challenges and difficulties. After the passing of his parents, Joe was taken into the Schulz family. Mama Sue took special care of Joe. Thanks to LifeCare Hospice for loving care with Joe’s terrible bout with brain cancer. Words cannot express thanks to the Schulz family.

Joe was preceeded in death by parents Vernon and Era Powdrill, who lived in the Stockman Community, and sister Jennabeth Smyth of Lake Charles, LA.

Left to cherish his memory are sister Joy Bonner and husband Robert of Many, LA (Toledo Bend); niece Becky Day and husband Bill of Houston, TX; nephew Reggie Bonner and wife Barbara of Scotsboro, Alabama, and their adult children and grandchildren; the Schulz family; and many friends that helped to make Joe’s life delightful.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sue Schulz, Joe’s loving caregiver.

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


12/23/2014

Mr. Jimmie Noble, age 79, of Milam, Texas. Mr. Noble passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his home in Milam, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church with interment to follow at Buckley Cemetery with Rev. Drayton Garner, officiating.

Visitation will be held the day of the service from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.
Final Viewing will be at the Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church from 12:00 noon until the start of Service; there will not be a parting view after the eulogy.

Survivors

Wife:
Creola Noble of Milam, Texas

2 Sons
Jimmie Noble, Jr. of Milam, Texas
Jerry Noble of Dallas, Texas

3 Daughters
Edna Noble of Milam, Texas
Shirley Williams of Milam, Texas
Dorothy Williams of Nacogdoches, Texas

5 Grandchildren 3 Great-Grand children

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Eldora Koonce Holt, 93, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 26, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. R. B. Elumbaugh officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Holt was born December 11, 1921 in Center to James Phillip Koonce and Tempie Stephens Koonce. She was a member of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Children:
Sandra Wilson and husband, Marcus of Center
Phyllis Adams and husband, Jerryl of Center
Phillip Holt and wife, Charlotte of Haslet
Jerry Holt and wife, Cathy of Winter Haven, Florida

Grandchildren:
Shannon Sherrod
Jennifer Cecil
Tara Nachman
Melinda Adams
Cindy Vera
Jerryl Adams Jr.
Jerry Robert Holt
Jessica Holt

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: J.T. Holt
Parents: James Phillip Koonce and Tempie Stephens Koonce
Grandson: Timothy Fane Adams
Sisters: Donna Warr, Christine Barbee
Son-in-law: Johnny Sherrod

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Rains, Rex Rains, Claude Lucas, Steve Stephens, Bo Barbee, David Wheeler, Matt Warr and David Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be R.E. Barbee, Harry White, Joe Barlow and James Harding.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church and Mt. Herman Cemetery.

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


12/20/2014

Graveside services for Mr. Johnnie J. Goodwin (77), of Center, will be at Westview Cemetery on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12 noon. Mr. Goodwin died at Green Acres Nursing Center on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Rev. Robert Gipson will be officiating.

Mr. Goodwin is survived by:

Wife, Helen Joyce Goodwin of Center, Texas

Son, Lester Paul Mann of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Evette (Michael) Netherly & LaTiqua Mann of Center, Texas
LaTorrance (Shae) Patton of Houston, Texas

Brother, Mac Arthur Goodwin of Marshall, Texas

Sisters:
Eddie Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas
Bredag Mae Cartwright of Dallas, Texas
Ella Rene (Glenn) Suell of Portland, Oregon
Ola Mae Gardner of Center, Texas

Visitation at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 12 noon to 6PM on December 22, 2014.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary


Tommy Jay Lilly, 83, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 22, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Monroe Mercer, Bro. David Long and Bro. Harold Hanson officiating. Interment will follow in the Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Mr. Lilly was born May 25, 1931 in Tenaha to Jake Lilly and Lottie Hooper Lilly. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin where he served as teacher of the Open Door Sunday School Class. Mr. Lilly had served as Minister of Music for over 20 years at Liberty Baptist Church and Rose Park Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.

He is survived by

Wife of 62 years: Tillie Hamilton Lilly of Joaquin

Daughter: Lisa Hedges and husband Doug of Shreveport, Louisiana

Son: Stephen Jay Lilly and wife Misty of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Austin Lee Hedges
Jared Thomas Hedges
Katelyn MaeAnna Hedges
Jacie Renea Lilly
Jake William Lilly
Jackson Cade Lilly

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jake Lilly and Lottie Hooper Lilly
Sister: Jimmie Lou Holsey

Pallbearers will be Austin Hedges, Jared Hedges, Jeb Barney, Jonathan Baker, Jeff Hamilton, Jimmy Hamilton, Jake Lilly and Jackson Lilly. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Kay, Larry Miller, Eddie Pierce, Jimmy Boyd, Frenchie Kyle and James Levee.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jackson Cemetery Association or to the charity of your choice.

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


12/19/2014

Rev. Bobby Strange, 79, of Nacogdoches and born and raised in Timpson passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Center.

A wake is scheduled for Friday night, December 19, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm at Community Funeral Home in Timpson. Services will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11am at Antioch Baptist Church in Timpson. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Timpson with Rev. Carlius Johnson officiating.

Rev. Bobby Strange is survived by

2 sons: Fredric, and wife, Rhonda Strange of Nacogdoches; and Walter, and wife, Aretha Strange of Seattle, Washington.

1 stepson: Rodney Ingram, of Dallas.


Fred Brown, 64, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. He was born on April 2, 1950 in Panola County to the late John L. and Alice Brown. He attended Westside Elementary and Turner High School in Carthage, Texas.

Funeral services will be held 1pm Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas with Reverend Cedric Grace, Sr., Pastor. Interment at Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memories:

Daughter, Vickie Brown Yarbrough (Tony)

Grand Children: Latoyia Jeter (Kawan), Destiny and Ryleigh Yarbrough

Great-Grand Children: Javera Brown and Kawan Jeter, Jr.

Daughter, Zerita Robertson (Damien)

Grand Children: Rorey and Sarah Robertson

Daughters, Tiayana and Keiosha Brown

Daughter, Kendra Yarbrough

Grand Children: Isha, Kaden and Kylie

Son, Fredarian Yarbrough (DeShonda)

Grand Children: Avery, Austin, JaDarian, Jaleeca, and Nikki

Great-Grand Children: Kegan

Son, Fredoneus Yarbrough (Beverly)

Grand Children: Jay, Orkezz

Son, Fredrick Yarbrough (Scottie)

Grand Children: Isaac, Kevie, and Tyrell

Son, Tevin and Terrance Brown

Aunt, Markie Gates

Sisters: Johnnie Roberts, Effie Owens, Betty Smith (Will), Linda Lister

Brothers: Clarence Brown (Joyce), John R. Brown (Doris), Dale R. Brown (Peggie)

Very Special Sister-in-law, Lucy Gossett (Allen)

Sister-in-laws: Angie Alexander, Linda Randel (Earl), Connie Yarbrough

Ex-daughter-in-law, Jackie Yarbrough

Brother-in-laws: Emmett Yarbrough, Kenneth Yarbrough

God-son, Reverend Cedrick Grace

God-daughters: Sheraka Johnson and Kay Francis Rhodes.

A host of nieces, nephews, counsins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, John L. Brown; mother, Alice Brown; brothers, Joe E. Brown, Bobbie Woods and Bessie Bowers; brother-in law, Ozzie Owen; his first wife, Katie Brown, and second wife, Johnnie Brown.

Pallbearers: Roberta Bussey, Clyde Holt, Anthony Caraway, Charles Hodge, Billy Wayne Thomas, and Billy Joe Yarbrough

Honorary Pallbearers: Clarence Brown, Dale Brown, John Brown, Allen Gossett, Fredrick Yarbrough, Fredarian Yarbrough, Fredoneus Yarbrough, Tony Yarbrough

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


12/18/2014

Melva Darland “Mickie” Boyett Gibbs, 69, of the Deadwood Community of Panola County, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Royce Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Reeves-McMillan Cemetery in Panola County.

Ms. Gibbs was born October 17, 1945 in Carthage to Lonnie Boyett and Edith Williams Boyett. She attended Logan Full Gospel Church in Panola County.

She is survived by
Children:
Edith “Edie” Taylor of Deadwood
Bobby Windham of Diana
Terry Windham and wife, Teresa of Harleton
Andy Gibbs Jr. and wife, Tina of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Crissy Downing and husband, Rodney of Deadwood
Charlie Sharp and wife, Ashley of Stonewall, Louisiana
Kaitlyn Windham and fiancé, Terry Smith of Diana
Kristin Windham of Diana
Brooke Windham of Diana
Bailey Windham of Diana
Bryan Griffith of Oil City
Sha Windham of Jefferson
Shelbie Windham of Harleton
Sammie Jo Windham of Harleton
Shelby Gibbs of Tenaha
Jesse Smith of Joaquin
Christopher Smith of Joaquin
Summer Smith of Springhill, Louisiana
Trent Nickerson and wife, Jamie of Deadwood
Joe Palmer of Stonewall, Louisiana

Great Grandchildren:
Madison Downing
Kirsten Downing
Peyton Downing
Tray Sharp
Tyler Sharp
Hunter Sharp
Claire Smith
Sophia Jackson
Masson Nickerson
Matthew Nickerson

Sisters:
Judy Dailey and husband, Tommy of DeBerry
Helen Graves and husband, J.C. of Bossier City, Louisiana
Maxine Barnhill of Irving

Brother: Lonnie Lee Boyett of Carthage

Lifelong Best Friends:
Andy Gibbs Sr. of Tenaha
Edward Laird of Deadwood

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Bob Windham
Parents: Lonnie Boyett and Edith Williams Boyett
Brother: Thomas Boyett
Sister-in-law: Vernie Boyett
Brother-in-law: Jerry Barnhill, Roy Evans

Pallbearers will be Joe Palmer, Michele Harrison, Arthur Roberts, Charles Parker, Troy Mathis and Patrick Gage. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Owens, Bailey Windham and Rodney Taylor.

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


12/16/2014

Mrs. Elmarine Lyvon Anders Hoyt, age 96, of Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Hoyt passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at her daughter’s residence in Dallas, Texas. She was a native of the Greer town Community in San Augustine, Texas.


Funeral Service Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 p.m. St. Mathews Baptist Church
Interment: Greer Town Cemetery
Rev. David Mosby, Officiating Minister

Visitation the day of the service from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Garner and Son Chapel 11:30 a.m. until service time at St. Mathews Baptist Church

Survivors
2 Daughters Cherie Jones (Tony) of Dallas, Texas
Calla M. Hoyt of Dallas, Texas

6 grandchildren
8 Great-Grandchildren

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Marjorie Neal Hooks, known as “Margie”, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2014, at the age of 94.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Margie was born to Norman and Cassie Oliver Neal on January 10, 1920, in Patroon, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Jean Owens, and her husband, Bernard Hooks.

Margie focused her early adult years on rearing her two daughters; June Lynn Askew Steiner and Montie Askew Jones. Her world revolved around her daughters; they were the joy of her life. Later, when her children were grown, she began her dream career in the jewelry and fashion world. Her first job in the 50’s was working for Travis Price, a well-known Center jeweler, as his store manager and purchasing agent. Mr. Price depended heavily on Margie’s gift to recognize fine jewelry and her ability to make the appropriate purchases for Price Jewelry Store on the East side of the Center Square. In the early 1960’s, Margie and her husband, Bernard Hooks, purchased the business from Mr. Price and renamed the store Bernard’s Jewelry. The business thrived under Margie’s experience, good taste in fine jewelry, gifts, and exemplary customer service and Bernard’s expertise in watch and jewelry repairs.

In the 1970’s, June and Montie opened an apparel shop in Center, and they persuaded their Mother to join them in the business. She dearly loved working in the fashion industry, as she had always been a fashion maven, and was always dressed in great style. Margie became store manager when the second location of Just For Her was opened in Nacogdoches, Texas. She drove from her home in Center to Nacogdoches, daily. Margie enjoyed seeing her friends and loved meeting new ones as they dropped in to shop. She has now joined her dear friend, Helen Bell, in heaven, who faithfully worked by her side for many years.

Margie always wanted everyone to know how blessed she was to have two wonderful sons-in-law, Al Steiner and Deck Jones. She went out of her way to cater to her handsome sons-in-law, as she frequently referred to them. She was very proud of their business success and of their devotion to their families. She also loved being a grandmother. Although she always felt she was too young to be called Granny, she loved being their “Margie Honey”, as she was lovingly called by them. “Margie Honey” showered her granddaughters, Monette Wagnon Stockton, GiGi Jordan Steiner, Alison Neal McIntosh, and Ashley Elizabeth Steiner with love, books, gifts and her treasured possessions. When Charlie Jones came into her life as her only grandson, they instantly bonded and enjoyed many special times and warm conversations.

“Granny-Great” as she was known by her great-grandchildren; Sarah Klein, Robert McIntosh, Elton McIntosh, and Cassie Anna McIntosh, were a late in life pleasure to her. She was always interested in their accomplishments and interests, as they grew through the years. She was quick to brag on them to others and always waited eagerly for their visits to embrace them with open arms and special treats.

Nieces, Barbara Palmer and Sandra Tye of Mineral Wells, Texas, are also left behind with many fond memories of family holidays and gatherings spend with their Aunt Margie.

Without a doubt, anyone who knew Margie was aware of her special love for animals. Margie’s dearest companions were her loving puppy, Brandi, and her sweet kitty, Baby. She was never at peace leaving her animals for any length of time. She always rushed back to take care of their needs. If her Dallas family convinced her to come for a visit, they could be sure the pets would be visiting, too.

Margie was blessed to have two wonderful, caring and skilled caregivers in her later years, Mary Netherly and Ashley McCollister. Mary and Ashley followed Margie to Holiday Nursing Home where they continued their support and devotion to her needs until the end.

She will be dearly missed by her family, her kind friends in Center, and her church, Hillcrest Baptist.

Pallbearers will be Robert McIntosh, Scott Meyer, Elton McIntosh, Brian Chestnut and Charlie Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be David Chadwick, Charles Rushing, Bill Holt, Sammy Dance, Mr. Jim Forbes and Jimmy Forbes.

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


Hoyt Kimbro “Pop-a-top”, 79, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Carthage.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Hoyt was born May 4, 1935 in Waterman to Sebern Kimbro and Avis Renfro Kimbro. He served in the United States Army. Hoyt enjoyed fox hunting and dancing. He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He loved to entertain others and see a smile when he was done. Hoyt was also known as “Pop-a-top” and made many friends up and down the road over the C.B. Radio. He was always willing to help anyone he could help. Hoyt was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Wanda Perkins and husband, Les of Shelbyville
Jennifer Davis and husband, Brad of Carthage

Brother: Kenneth Kimbro of Dayton

Grandchildren:
Coleman Smith
Savannah Smith
Ashley Gay
Brody Davis
Micah Perkins
Luke Perkins

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Sebern Kimbro and Avis Renfro Kimbro
Brothers: Alton Kimbro, Allen Kimbro
Sisters: Shirley Kimbro, Wilma Kimbro

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


12/15/2014

Earnie Mae Goodwin, 65, a former resident of Center, TX, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014. She was born to Mazana Sanders Goodwin and L.Z. “Red” Goodwin on June 16, 1949.

Earnie received her high school diploma from C.H. Daniels School in 1967. She later went on to receive a degree in business and a degree in theology. Earnie became a licensed missionary and continued to spread God’s Word throughout her life.

Memorial services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Church, Center, Texas. A wake will be held all day Friday, December 19, 2014 at Community Funeral Home in Center. Visitation will be held from 9am until 11am Saturday, December 20, 2014 prior to the memorial service at Pleasant Grove Church, Center. Following visitation Saturday Ms. Goodwin will be cremated.

Missionary Goodwin leaves to cherish her memory:

Daughter; Gretta L. Goodwin of Washington, D.C.

Son, Christopher Goodwin (Sharon) of Humble,TX

Two grandchildren: Joseph Goodwin and Jaidyn Goodwin of Humble,TX.

Brother, Leonard Goodwin (Wilda) of Houston, TX

Sisters as follows:
Alma Grace of Timpson, TX
Clara Johnson (Elray) of Houston, TX
Rose Stephenson of Nacogdoches, TX
Katherine Reed of Center, TX
Horacey Hawkins of Morton, TX

A host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by both parents, four sisters: Elmira Williams, Ora Giddings, Bennie Tatum, and Blanchey Goodwin and two brothers: Willie Glen Goodwin and Rev. Billy Ray Goodwin.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Community Funeral Home of Center, TX.


Graveside service for Marguerite Shahan Griffin will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Cool Springs Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Butler officiating. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM.

Marguerite was born February 19, 1922 to Henry and Beatrice Williams Shahan in Logansport and passed away December 15, 2014 in Carthage, TX.

She is preceded in death by her husbands Claude E. Griffin, Sr. and Marvin Burns; son George Raymond Hogg; parents, and brothers Benton Shahan, Cleveland Shahan, Buster Shahan, Don Shahan, Harold Shahan, and Wendell Shahan.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her sons Robert Hogg and wife Lisa, Donald Hogg and wife Lavenda, Steve Hogg, Cleve Hogg and wife Patti, Claude Griffin, Jr, and Danny Griffin and wife Kim; 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services are under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home.


Marilyn Odell Lawson, 94, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Center.

Graveside service was held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Ms. Lawson was born May 10, 1920 in Polk County, Arkansas to John D. Miller and Ona Heath Miller.

She is survived by

Daughters:
Susan Hagler Huddleston
Martha Greer Lawson

Grandchildren:
David Keith Hagler
Robbin E. Cooper

Great-Granddaughter: Abigail Meyers

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Syble Cylesta Newton, age 87, will be held Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, in San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Newton was born July 12, 1927, in Ozark, Alabama to the late Harvey I. and Georgia Melissa (Weeks) Andrews. She passed away December 11, 2014, in San Augustine.

Mrs. Newton was a very active member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Aux and spent many years volunteering at a local nursing home.

Mrs. Newton is survived by her husband of 68 years, Alvin V. Newton of San Augustine; sons, Alvin K. and wife Ruth Newton of Beaumont, and Gregory C. & wife Angela of Martinsville; daughters, Betty Chambers and husband Lane of San Augustine, and Brenda McCurry of Hot Springs, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Rachael Mitchell and husband Howard of San Augustine.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Loy Kohatha Andrews; and sister. Voncile Newton.

Funeral services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.


12/13/2014

Charles Monroe “Chuck” Armstrong, age 67 passed away at Willis Knighton Medical Center North in Shreveport, LA on December 12, 2014. He was born on July 3, 1947 in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana to parents Charles Monroe Armstrong, Sr and Helen Louise Rutherford Armstrong.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9:30 am Calvary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches with Rev. Paul Sevar officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Kirk, Dewayne Prestwood, Raymond Wiggins, Marty Morris, Randy McClain, Ruben Carmona, and Vernis Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 pm at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Brenda Harrison; son, Charles Michael Armstrong. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Alice Armstrong; daughters Shannon Menefee and husband Mitch, Christy Boothe and husband Jason; grandchildren, Clarissa Menefee, Hannah Menefee, Josiah Menefee, Jackson Boothe, Sarah Jane Boothe, Audrey Boothe; brothers, Lloyd Armstrong and wife Pat, Alan Armstrong and wife Janie, Kevin Armstrong and wife Janet, Keith Armstrong; sister, Joyce Bailey and husband Bob; numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles was known to his friends and family as “Chuck”, a name that stuck with him after his military days. Chuck had that entrepreneurial spirit that always kept him busy. It is that same spirit that propelled him to start his own three businesses and hold six distinctly different patents. His recognized expertise in utility industry technologies led Chuck to not only travel extensively across the United States but around the world.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War and a member of the Dallas Chapter of Greet the Troops. He was a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church and a member of the Renewal Sunday School Class. Chuck never met a stranger and people enjoyed spending time with him. He was always eager to share his faith and to mentor others. He loved his wife, his daughters and grandchildren and lead a devoted life to honor God. He was an admirable man and will be greatly missed.

Memorial Contributions may be offered to Calvary Baptist Church, Building Fund Activity Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

Online condolences may be offered to www.casonmonk-metcalf.com


12/12/2014

Mr. Robert Joe Marshall, 49, of Timpson, TX, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX, following an automobile accident. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, December 18, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2:00 PM until service time at 4:00 PM on Thursday.

Born September 13, 1965, in La Plata, Maryland, Robert Joe Marshall was the son of the late Jackson George Marshall and Glenda Jean Lobaugh Polk. Robert was a truck driver, carpenter, and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed reading, deer hunting, and most of all, spending time with his grandkids. He loved to be needed and took much pleasure in helping others. This was evident even after his death because of his wishes to be an organ and tissue donor.

Survivors include his wife Robin Beavers Marshall of Timpson; mother Glenda “Granny” Polk of Timpson; son James Travis Marshall of Timpson; daughters, Jessica Lynn Marshall of Center and Eileen Marie Marshall and husband Kevin of Carthage; stepchildren: Amanda Muska and husband Zach of Barbers Hill, TX, Travis Goodrum of Timpson, Danielle Brown and fiance’ Reginald Davis III of Lubbock, and Shelby Brown of Martinsville; and 5 grandchildren: Jayden, Brooklynn, Brielle, Jazzmine, and Rylan.

Also surviving are brothers, George Marshall, Jerry Marshall, and George James “Jimmy” Curtin, Jr. and sisters, Phyllis Defibaugh, Sue Peck, Rebecca Queen, Margaret Jean Hardman, Thrisa “Sue” Wolfe, and Vi Ellen Arlene Bowers and husband Frank.

Robert Joe Marshall was preceded in death by stepfather Jesse “Pops” Polk, father Jackson G. Marshall, and brothers Jackson George “Jack” Marshall and Harry “Buck” Benson.

Serving as pallbearers are Harris Weaver, Melvin Waller, John Nelson, Gene Muckleroy, and Jeremy Bowley. Honorary pallbearers are Frank E. Baker and Larry Joe Eaves.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made at Austin Bank, Timpson, to assist with funeral expenses.

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


12/10/2014

Joe Bruton, 58, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in San Augustine.

Mr. Bruton will be cremated and a memorial service will be planned at a later time.

Mr. Bruton was born September 17, 1956 in Houston to Melva Jean Hickson Whitley.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Jessica Diane Bruton of Timpson
Jamie Leigh Hulsey and husband, Frank of Timpson

Mother: Melva Jean Whitley of Timpson

Aunts:
Gail Arnold of Timpson
Hedy Shafranski and husband, Richard of Katy

Sisters:
Karen Sue Martin and husband, Benny of Tenaha
Pamela Lowery and husband, Joe Don of Crockett
Darlene Cave and husband, John of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sister-in-law: Kay Hall of Houston

Grandchildren:
Madison Lynn Parry of Timpson
Violet Leona Hulsey of Timpson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: James Allen Whitley
Brother: Michael Ray Hall

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


Matthew Trevino, 27, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.

Matthew was born January 21, 1987 in Wharton to Danny Trevino and Carrie Moore. He was a member of McClelland Community Church.

He is survived by
Grandmothers:
Jerrie Ann Chandler of Center
Eva Trevino of Palacios

Father: Danny Trevino of Palacios

Mother: Carrie Lynn Moore of Center

Sister: Savana Trevino of Paris

Cousins:
Timothy Yance Flores of Center
Gabriel and Misty Moore of Center

Special Nieces & Nephews:
Haeli Gregory
Lane Gregory
Samantha Zoe Gregory

Girlfriend: Ceceal Dean

Special Friends:
Jeffery, Yvette, Nicholas and Nichole Sims

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Grandfather: Gilbert Trevino
Aunts: Evelyn Frazier, Samantha Moore
Uncle: Gilbert “BB” Trevino, Jr.

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


12/08/2014

Dr. Steve Oates passed away at his home on December 8, 2014. He was born in Center, Texas on January 23, 1933, to Dr. L.S. Oates and Lucille Weaver Oates. Steve graduated from Center High School in 1950, attended the University of Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas. It was there that he met the love of his life, Frances Shepherd, who became his wife and the mother of his sons, and a partner in every aspect of his life and work. Their impact on the lives and activities of the people in Center and Shelby County is legend. Dr. Steve’s greatest sorrow was the death of Frances in May of 2010.

Both Dr. Steve and Frances, a registered nurse, joined his dad’s medical practice, Shelby Clinic, in 1958, and Dr. Steve continued to treat his patients until the day of his death. He will be sorely missed by all of those who depended upon him to see to their health needs for so many years as well as by the many friends who relied on him to make their lives brighter and make them laugh at the “punny” jokes that he loved.

Dr. Steve was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church and continued to worship there until the time of his death. He is survived by two sons, Laried Oates, of Center, Shepherd Oates and wife Denise, grandson Stephen D. Oates and wife Leslie, and great granddaughter, Ryiot Kloe Oates, the joy of his life, all of Mesquite, Texas and Sister, Portia Gaines of Center.

It is so hard, indeed, impossible, to say goodbye to a man who has meant so much to so many, but we are deeply grateful to have had him in our lives for so many years as our trusted physician and beloved friend, and our memories of Dr.Steve will continue to live in our minds and hearts. He was a man of honor: kind, modest, smart, funny, one who devoted his life and time to improving the lives of others. Oh, yes, his was a life well spent.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fannie Brown Booth Library, the First Christian Church in Center, or any charity of choice.

Graveside Services will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery in Center with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. No visitation is planned.

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


12/07/2014

Edith Smith, 82, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Memorial Health Systems in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday prior to the service starting at noon at the Ramah Baptist Church.

She was born October 14, 1932 in Seabrook, Texas to Ralph Adolph and Murl Beatrice (Pate) Hammer.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ralph & Bea Hammer, Husband & Father of her children, Eddie Dalton Smith, Sr., Children, Billie Ruth Smith, Ralph Dwayne Smith, Richard Lee Smith & Infant Son, Dwight Smith, Daughter-in-law, Patricia Rae Smith & Brothers, Ralph Adolph Hammer, Jr. & Lawrence Nicholas Hammer.

She is survived by:

Children:
Dalton Smith & wife, Diann of Center
J.K. Smith of Hugo, OK
Linda Murl Parr of Center
Brenda York & husband, Robert of Center
Marie Perry & husband, Harry of Joaquin
Donnie Rowan & husband, Charlie of Ingram
Denice Dement & husband, Ray of Crosby
Rocky Smith of Lovelady
Penny Smith of Center

Daughter-in-law: Christine Smith of Santa Fe

34 Grandchildren

50 Great-Grandchildren

2 Sisters:
Ruth Tully of Canyon Lake
Gay Smith

Pallbearers: Derek Dement, Joey Rowan, Jonathan Rowan, Gregory Perry, Kelly Brooks & Corey York

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


12/06/2014

James E. “Bud” Parker (Honey), 64, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 in San Augustine.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 5, 1950 in Center to E.E. and Lela (McDaniel) Parker. He graduated from Joaquin High School. He served in the US Army Reserves for 6 years. He worked as a mechanic at Holly Farms.

He is survived by:

Wife: Sheila Parker of Joaquin

Daughter: Meschelle Parker Raybon & husband, Eric of Joaquin

Son: Clint Parker & wife, Amanda of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Micah, Jax & Cam Sanford of El Dorado, Ark
Shelby Diven of Joaquin
Jesse & Emma Parker of Joaquin
Vincent Raybon of Joaquin

Mother-in-law: Katherine McGee of Joaquin

Sisters:
Lerea Foster & husband, Melvin of Canton
Mae McGown & husband, Jimmy of Center
Katherine Jernigan of Center
Debra Waller of Joaquin

Brother: David Paul Parker & wife, Micha of Colorado

Sister-in-law: Laquannah Parker of Joaquin

Brothers-in-law:
Buddy McGee & wife, Rosemary of Joaquin
Kevin McGee & wife, Susie of Martinsville
Olan Ray Cockrell of Martinsville

Honorary Daughter: Angel Smith & husband, Roy of Overton

Honorary Son: Chris Cockrell & wife, Nikki of Martinsville

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews & Friends that he loved dearly.

Pallbearers: Stephen McGee, David Ray, Chris Cockrell, Terry Parker, Dustin Parker, Preston Parker, Jason Fletcher, Torin McSwain & Cobin McSwain

Honorary Pallbearer: Ronnie Hampton

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


12/05/2014

Russell Stone, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Wimberly Chapel in Shelby County. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Wimberly Chapel in Shelby County with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery.

Russell was born July 15, 1942 in Wheeler, Texas to Christine and Lewis Stone. Russell had a large family including father, mother, 5 brothers and 2 sisters, all except a brother of which have preceded him in death.

While spending time in Japan, Russell met the love of his life Kim and they later married. Kim preceded him in death in 2009.

Russell was a retired navy man as well as a retired worker from the nuclear plant in Bay City, Texas.

He is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews and his joy, best friend and dog, Cowboy.

He will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Pike, Jason Pike, Gary Braley, Aaron Broaddus, Dakota Bridge, Charlie Patton, Mike Huebel and Danny Hodson.

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


12/03/2014

Irene Wilson, 98, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating.

She was born October 29, 1916 in Shelby County to Luther and Maggie (Smith) Parker. She was a member of Heritage Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death her Parents, Luther & Maggie Parker, Husband of 68 years, E.W. Wilson, Sisters, Annie Mae Kelly & Florence Polk & Brothers, Zelburn Parker & Dewie Parker.

She is survived by:

Son, Kenneth Wilson & wife, Helen of Center

Daughter, Pat Fry & husband, Lee of Kerrville

Grandchildren:
Allen Wilson & wife, Chris of Abilene
Jennifer Wilson of College Station
Dennis Austin & wife, Rhonda of Stuttgart, Germany

Great-Grandchildren:
Elyse Austin
Emma & Madlyn Wilson

Sister-in-law, Doris Wilson of Center

Several Nieces, Nephews & Other Relatives

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


12/01/2014

Larry Lorenzo Johnson was born to the late Carl and Geraldine Johnson in Shelby County on May 3, 1957 and passed away peacefully at his residence on November 20, 2014 after a brief illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Wallace Chapel Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Derrick Rhodes.

Mr. Johnson loved life. He was an avid golfer and delighted in family gatherings. He loved spending time with his youngest son, Tyreese, and teaching him how to fish, hunt and play football. He was also very proud of his son D.J. (Lorenzo) and daughter, Kimberly. He especially loved his brothers, sisters, other family members and his friends who will all miss him dearly.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Tucker and husband, Torry Sr., of Tyler; sons, Lorenzo Johnson of Tyler and Tyreese Johnson of Garrison; two grandchildren, Jourdin Johnson and Torry Tucker Jr., both of Tyler; his brother Mario Johnson (Haruka), sisters Hattie Love, Etoise Mclendon (LaVance), Jeanette Johnson, Faye Johnson (Larry), his very special friend Lutricia Patton-Garrett, and a host of other relatives and friends who were so special to him.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Carl and Geraldine Johnson, sister, Carylon Hudson, and brother, Charles Ray Johnson.

The family would like to thank the health care workers and staff members at East Texas Hospice for their professional, tender care.

The family also wishes to express their sincere thanks for the expressions of love from family and friends.

Memorial floral contributions can be sent to Wallace Chapel Baptist Church on Friday, December 5, 2014.

 

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