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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


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

Ms. Whitley’s wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

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


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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