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04/16/2014

John William Elliott was born January 14, 1933 in Lumberton, North Carolina to Earl Carlton Elliott and Susan Rankin Elliott, and passed away April 10, 2014. He served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War, and later became a welder.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his son, David Elliott and wife, Jennifer; daughters, Marcie Smith and husband, Dudley; Jo Anne Molitor and husband, Rodney.

A memorial service was held at 12:30 pm, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Grapeland Country Club in Grapeland, Texas.

Please visit Mr. Elliott’s memorial webpage at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com, where you can share memories and leave condolences for his family.


04/15/2014

Dalton Wayne Williams, 19, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 in Joaquin. He was born January 4, 1995 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Vernon Williams and Stephanie Fletcher Pridgen. Dalton attended Cool Springs Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers will be James Carroll, Caleb Harville, Shelby Runnels, Dru Smith, Phillip Smith, Will Smith, Michael Cash and Eli Kinman.

He is survived by
Father: Vernon Williams of Joaquin

Mother: Stephanie Fletcher Pridgen of Joaquin

Brothers:
Sterling Clinton Williams of Joaquin
Dustin James Pridgen of Joaquin
Stefan Lane Pridgen of Joaquin

Grandparents:
Huey & Becky Fletcher of Joaquin
Debra Waller of Joaquin
Virginia Kay of Joaquin

Great Grandparents:
Edith Swan
Lucille Fletcher

Niece:
Bentley Williams of Joaquin

Cousins:
Gage Alan Cash of Joaquin
Haley Kole Cash of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Grandfathers: Lee Waller, John Clinton Williams, Vernon Swan
Great Grandparents: Henry P. Fletcher, Lela Parker, Emmitt Elige Parker

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


Marie Cannon Manning of Center, Texas passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Waco, Texas after a short illness. Born in Shelbyville, Texas on July 26, 1921 to Henry Edwin Cannon and wife, Allene Morrison Cannon, Marie's maternal grandparents, Willie and Susan Anthony Morrison helped her mother raise Marie and her younger brother, Hershel Cannon, after the death of her father.

Marie married C.A. Manning in 1939 and moved from Shelbyville to the James Community, moving into a home her husband constructed for his bride with lumber cut at his family's sawmill. They lived in their home until C.A.'s death in 1997, raising their daughter, Renee Manning Johnson of Marlin, Texas.

Marie loved to design clothing, sew, read and cook. She spent many happy years with C.A. maintaining an immaculate yard and gardens. She was a Bible School and Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church in Center, where her future son-in-law was one of her 4-year old students. Marie was a Girl Scout leader, a charter board member of the Fannie Booth Brown Library, a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and an active member of the Center Roughrider Band Boosters.

In her later years, Marie moved to Waco, Texas to be near to her daughter, Renee. She was an active member of the Stilwell Retirement Residence community.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and both of her brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Manning Johnson and husband, Steve; by two grandsons, William Manning Johnson and wife, Erika, of San Antonio, Texas, and Spencer James Johnson of Washington, D.C.; by her nephew, Barry Cannon and wife, Diana, of Kerrville, Texas; and niece, Sue Cannon, of Pensacola, Florida. She was also survived by her husband's nieces and nephews: Walter Manning and wife, Ellen; Johnnie Sue Schaper; Joyce Anson and husband, George; Mary Jane Grant; and John Walker and wife, Diane.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M on Thursday, April 17 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, also at Watson and Sons, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

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


Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014, at a 2:00 p.m. service in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel for Florence Jeansonne, age 59, the former Florence Wedgeworth, who passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Evangeline Oaks Guest House in Carencro.

The Rev. Brandon Trott, pastor of New Beginnings Fellowship Church, will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Jeansonne was a native of Baskin and a resident of Breaux Bridge. She enjoyed fishing and shopping, but her love and passion was taking care of her family.

Survivors include her husband, John Jeansonne of Breaux Bridge; one son, John Keith Jeansonne and his wife, Ashley, of Breaux Bridge; three daughters, Michelle Champagne and her husband, Thomas, of Breaux Bridge, Tabitha Sumstine and her husband, Bryan, of Center, TX and Jody Amy and her husband, Brett, of Magnolia, TX; her mother the former Margie Watkins; seven grandchildren, Alec Champagne, Cyndi Sumstine, Caty Sumstine, Joe Sumstine, Mason Sumstine, Kaylie Jeansonne and Braxton Amy; two brothers, Alton "Bubba" Wedgeworth of Gilbert and Keaven Wedgeworth of Baskin; and two sisters, Trudie Boudreaux of Baskin and Veretta Wedgeworth of Winnsboro.

She was preceded in death by her father Ray Wedgeworth and one brother, Keith Wedgeworth.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 11:00 a.m. Wednesday until 10:00 p.m. and will continue Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the family for services to 104 North Pine St. Lafayette, La 70501.

Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, 4117 North University Avenue, (337) 896-6366, is in charge of arrangements.


Marleta Todd Chadwick, 94, died peacefully, on April 14, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 14, 1920, in Celeste, Texas to Marvin and Leta Henslee Todd. She attended public schools in Celeste, college in Commerce, Texas and was an active member of the First Methodist Church of Celeste.

She met J. Carroll Chadwick while he was pastoring the First Baptist Church of Leonard at a church social. The two married February 22, 1942, in Greenville. Shortly after, she moved to Center where Carroll had already begun his ministry at the First Baptist Church. Together, they served the citizens of East Texas until his death on October 8, 1973. She will be best remembered for her service for more than 70 years in the children’s area of Sunday School, teaching in the Beginners’ Department and welcoming infants into the Cradle Roll. Whether in her home or in Fellowship Hall, Mrs. Chadwick was known for her hospitality. Much of her ministry was connected to her kitchen, where she could prepare chicken spaghetti for 500 just as quickly as she could make strawberry shortcake for a gathering of four. Many in Shelby County have had the opportunity to sample her creations that included countless sandwiches for Sunday night activities at the church, dozens of cookies for wedding receptions and anniversaries, special meals for the deacons and their families, snow cones for Vacation Bible School, and refreshments for her beloved WMU.

In addition to her numerous church activities, Mrs. Chadwick was an active member of the Center Garden Club, the Women’s Reading Club, and the Center Music Study Club. Her contributions frequently included service as an officer, judge at flower shows and Home Demonstration contests, and presenter at various organizational programs. She did all with a cheerful heart, creative talent, and willingness to share.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, David Henslee Todd; her foster parents, Felton and Lucille Sparks; and Carroll, her husband of 31 years.

She is survived by their three children, David Chadwick and wife, Deborah, of Center; Martha Lou Scott and husband, Larry, of Waco; and Carleta Sandeen and husband, Michael, of Houston. She is also survived by grandchildren, Cullen Chadwick Sandeen of Washington, D.C.; Jackson Montgomery Sandeen of Houston; Caroline Boss Chadwick of Center; Blake Duvall Sandeen of Houston; and Elizabeth Blair Chadwick of Center; nephews and nieces; and cousins. She also leaves her attentive caregivers, Stella Carroll, Gloria Peterson, and Martha Daw.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Center, the Chadwick Endowed Scholarship of East Texas Baptist University, the Chadwick Family Endowed Scholarship at Baylor University, or Fannie Brown Booth Library in Center.

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


Leavis Thompson was born to the parentage of Kizzella Netherly Collins and Oliver Thompson on April 9, 1935 in Center, Texas. He passed away at the age of 78 on April 6, 2014. Mr. Thompson was a resident of Garland, Texas at the time of his passing.

He accepted Christ at an early age at East Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Center, Texas.

He attended school at East Liberty. His mother, two brothers, Ira Polley and Tommy McWilliams, one sister Murline Collins, two sisters-in-law Louise Polley and Jackie Polley preceded him in death.

Upon moving to Dallas, Leavis worked various jobs. He retired from All Tex Plumbing Company as a truck driver.

He met and married Betty Joyce Wright in the late sixties. To this union four children were born: Stephanie (Bobby) Dunlap, Jacqueline, Deborah, Christopher (Mallori) Thompson. Also to cherish his memory are three grandchildren, Matthew, Ashton, and Maia. Siblings: Clarence Polley, Willie (Mary) Thompson, Claudie (Annie) Hooper, McArthur (Sarah) Burns, Janie Harp, Purline Mitchell, and special aunt Francis Netherly. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral serivces were held Friday, April 11, 2014 at Singing Hills Funeral Home with Dr. Gahlen Warren, Eulogist. Interment followed at Singing Hills Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Singing Hills Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas.


Kaleigh JaNae Jenkins, age 4 months, was born on November 18, 2013 at Good Shepherd Medical Center to the proud parents of James and LaMetra "MeMe" Jenkins.

Kaleigh went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Her survivors were:

Parents, James and LaMetra Jenkins

Siblings: ZaMarkus Moton, Ellis Ray Hoyt, Jamie Jenkins, Justin Jenkins, Kenneth Jenkins, James Jenkins, Tommy Lee Jenkins, Leslie Holman, Elizabeth Jenkins, and LaShanzdoil Harris.

Grandparents: Billy and Kathryn Cartwright, and the late Ennis and Lurlean Jenkins

Visitation will be Friday, April 18, 2014 from 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home. Services for Kaleigh will be at 1pm Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Loop 500 Church of Christ, in Center, Texas and Larry Howard will be officiating.

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


Blake M. Schoenfelt, age 64, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mr. Schoenfelt was born May 20, 1947, in Ohio. He had worked as a truck driver in the Houston, Texas, area several years before moving to Shelby County, Texas.

Private arrangements were conducted under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


Sally Elwanda "Wanda" Deason Dewey passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Willowbrook at the age of 65.

She was born November 27, 1948, in Carthage, Texas, to parents Cecil Deason and Laura Richards Deason. Wanda was reared on a farm and attended school in Garrison.

She had worked at Nacogdoches Medical Center in the medical records as well as unit clerk. She enjoyed rearing her three children and grandchildren. Wanda loved her children to a fault and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed a variety of hobbies which were craft related.

Wanda was married to Larry Bailey and he preceded her in death.

Her survivors include her son, Michael W. Bailey and wife Monica of Nacogdoches; son, Larry Wayne Bailey and wife Jolene of Gaston, South Carolina; daughter, Paula Bailey Hicks of Nacogdoches; brother, Robert B. Deason of Nacogdoches; sister, Annie R. Linder of Nacogdoches; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services are set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches with Chaplain Fred Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Pallbearers: Bobby Deason, Billy Deason, James Sanchez, William Linder, Colton Jernigan, and Brent McMillan.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf.
Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


04/14/2014

Kimberlie Flournoy Weaver, 49, of Waco, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Waco. She was born November 7, 1964 to Daniel Flournoy and Ozelle Causey Flournoy. Ms. Weaver was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be John Chisenhall, Wesley Flournoy, Kris Dockens, Tim Jackson, Jason Weaver, Chris Weaver and Bryan Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Flournoy and Floyd Parsons.

She is survived by
Children:
Jason Weaver of Dallas
Nicole Menchaca and husband, Bud of Mason
Christina Pruitt and husband, Chris of Hewitt
Chris Weaver of Timpson
Crystal Chisenhall and husband, John of Center
Yalonda Weaver of Waco

Grandchildren:
Dylan Weaver, Bryan Weaver, Dakota Elliott, Morgan Menchaca, Maci Menchaca, Ace Menchaca, Tyler Williams, Bryahna Pruitt, Payton Pruitt, Lilly Chisenhall, Gavin Chisenhall, A’niya Jackson

Father: Danny Flournoy of Center

Brothers:
Andy Flournoy of Center
Wesley Flournoy and wife, Janet of Center

Preceded in death by
Granddaughter: Kaley Jean Lee
Mother: Ozelle Causey Flournoy
Sisters: Kristi Flournoy, Tanna Flournoy
Brothers: Bobby Flournoy, Danny Ray Flournoy

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


Graveside services for Royce B. Haight, 78, of Zavalla will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Old Home Cemetery in Joaquin with Brother Joel Hitchcock officiating.

Mr. Haight was born May 28, 1935 in Shelby County, Texas to Ellis and Juanita (Pickard) Haight, and died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his residence. Formerly of Vidor, he had resided in Zavalla for 15 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a pipefitter with the Pipefitters Local Union 195.

Survivors include his mom, Juanita Day of Zavalla; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Lyndia Haight of the Wildwood Community and Michael and Donna Haight of Simsboro, Louisiana; and grandchildren, Ryan Haight, Garrett Haight and John Curtis Haight.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Haight; wife, Martha Haight; and brother, Billy Haight.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


Patricia Polley 73, of Center died April 10, 2014, in Nacogdoches, Texas at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, April 18, 2014, at 1:00pm at Mt. Zion CME Church, Jeremy Moore will be officiating. Burial will be at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Survivors are:

Daughters, Fonda Polley & Brandii Polley all of Center, Texas

Step-Daughter: Vivian Polley, Cartwright (Clifton) of Tenaha, Texas

Brothers, Douglas Himes (Barbara) of Dallas, Texas & Standley Himes of Center, Texas

Sisters, Feleshia Cochran of Ft. Worth, Texas & Dr. Shannon Suber of Dallas, Texas

6 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren

Visitation will be Thursday, April 17, 2014, from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Hicks Chapel.

Services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


James Del Butler, born July 10, 1965 passed away on April 11, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He will be greatly missed by:

Wife, Kelly Butler

Children: Samuel Butler, Jacob Butler, Jordan Butler and Madison Butler

Parents, James H. and Darlene Butler

Grandparent, Auda Boles

Siblings: Casey Butler, Jeff Butler and Tracy Butler

Father-in-law and mother-in-law, T.W. and Diane Sample

and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday, April 14, 2014 at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be conducted at 9:00 am Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Brookside Funeral Home Grand Chapel. Graveside service will be at 3:00 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Sample Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas under direction of Mangum Funeral Home. Military honors will be given under the direction of VFW post 8904.


04/13/2014

Doris Faye (Windham) Scott, 77, of Timpson, TX, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Timpson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. B. A. Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Weaver Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, April 15, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born August 14, 1936, in Center, TX, Doris Faye Scott was the daughter of the late Larrie Ellington Windham and Bertha Lucille (Solomon) Windham. Doris Faye graduated from Timpson High School in 1954 and married Bennie Mack Scott of Timpson. She was a member of New Columbia Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, where she was church pianist for many years. Doris Faye retired as a secretary for Timpson ISD after many years of faithful service.

Survivors include son Rex Scott and wife Mechael of Waskom, TX; daughters, Susie Crelia of Nacogdoches and Renee’ Faulkner of Appleby; brother David Windham and wife Anita of Marshall, TX; brother-in-law Jimmy Scott and wife Sharon of Lake Jackson, TX; sister-in-law Estelle Burgay of Timpson; 4 grandchildren: Jeremy Crelia and wife Juliah, Ashley Bueton and husband Adam, Erika Scott and husband Bradlee, and Emily Scott; 5 great grandchildren: Brannon Brooks and Laurie Ellington Bueton, Alexandra and Noah Crelia, and Rex Bradlee Scott.

Doris Faye Scott was preceded in death by parents Larrie and Lucille Windham and husband Bennie Mack Scott.

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


04/12/2014

Imogene Green, 90, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born June 3, 1923 in Shelby County, Texas to Robert Gilbert and Ethel (Reynolds) Shull. She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert Gilbert Shull & Ethel Shull Lovell, Husband, Delbert Green, 3 Brothers, Lavonne Shull, Douglas Lovell & Jessie Lovell.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Neva Jean Foshee & husband, Jerry of Joaquin

Son: R.D. Green & wife, Cindy of Carthage

Grandchildren & Great Grandchilden:
Milissa Foshee & fiancé, Sherif Gowelly of Dallas
Suzanne Selby & husband, Dale of Coppell & their children, Charlotte & Colin
Stephanie Farr & husband, Jeff of Saginaw & their children, Libby & Audrey Farr
Kim Casey & husband, Kent of Dallas & their children, Peyton, Lila & Ben

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Special Friend of the Family: Patsy Lowe of Joaquin

Pallbearers: Billy Green, Dan Furlow, Robert Shull, Larry Miller, Don Shull, Thurman Vaughn, Truman Wimberly & Rodney Dean

Family request donations can be made to Jackson Cemetery Fund or Heart to Heart Hospice.

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


04/11/2014

Joyce Williams, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

She was born March 31, 1930 in Shelby County to W.O. and Velma (Davis) Smith who precede her in death and she is also preceded in death by Son, Terry Williams.

She is survived by:

Brother: William Douglas Smith of Denton

2 Grandchildren of California

Among her local survivors is cousin, James “J.O.” Davis

Numerous other Cousins

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


Thomas Ray Buckley, 72, of Center, passed away Thrusday morning, April 10, 2014 in Dallas. Wake will be 6pm until 8pm Friday, April 18, 2014 at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11am Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Bethleham Baptist Church, Mansfield, Louisiana with Pastor John Murphy Jones officiating.

He is survived by

Wife, Eliza Buckley of Mansfield, Louisiana

Host of Children and Grandchildren

Brothers
Joe Siah Robertson of Pheonix, Arizona
Clifford Capiti of Nacogdoches
Tommy Capiti of Nacogdoches

Sisters
Margie Gaines of Houston
Sharon Williams of Nacogdoches

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


Billy Burke Osby, age 69 of Center, passed away Saturday night, April 5, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. A wake will be Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6pm until 8pm at Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Services will be held at 1pm Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Center Triumph Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Bishop W.C. Martin officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Debra Osby of Houston, Texas

Brothers:
Floyd Osby, Jr. of Center
Irvin Osby of Center
Rubel (Evelyn) Osby of Center

Sister, Dorothy Bonaparte of Center

Significant other, Lucille Bazile of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Debra Joones of Houston
Reba Porodin of Nacogdoches
Lora Bonaparte of Houston
Lisa Jackson of Center

Son, Charlie Earl Jackson of Shelbyville

Host of grand children and great grand children.

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


04/09/2014

Hugh H. Fleming, 94, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in San Augustine. He was born January 4, 1920 in Huxley to William Penn Fleming and Estelle Estes Fleming. Mr. Fleming served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired as a refinery operator for Union Oil in Nederland. Mr. Fleming was a board member at First United Pentecostal Church in Center, where he was a faithful church member for over thirty years. He loved his church. Mr. Fleming also enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing dominos and singing.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at First United Pentecostal Church in Center with Bro. Bruce Kunkle and Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Pallbearers will be Richard Tomlin, Brandon Penick, Mike Lengl, Jeff McDonald, Donnie Belrose and Wayne Hendricks.

He is survived by
Son: Jerry Fleming and wife, Tonhia of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Alanna Fleming of Dallas
Derrick Lightfoot and wife, Jacy of Center
Lance Lightfoot of Joaquin

4 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Wife: Sally LaMerle Shofner Fleming
Sisters: Rena R. Fleming Oswalt, Fleta V. Fleming Strong, Ada Fleming Permenter, Laura L. Fleming Harvey
Brothers: Asa M. Fleming, Elzie Fleming, Gerald W. Fleming, Everette J. Fleming, J.T. Fleming, Burton C. Fleming

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


Jimmie Devo Parks, Sr., 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Friday, April 11, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 5, 1935 in Missouri to William Bryant and Ethel (Cooper) Parks. He served in the US Air Force. He was a member of Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He worked as a truck driver for many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, William and Ethel Parks, Wife, Ima Jean Parks, Son, Jimmie Devo Parks, Jr., Brothers & Sisters, Captola Fodge, J.D. Parks, J.B. Parks, Bunch DeRoush and Lois Mills.

He is survived by:

5 Children:
Charles Parks & wife, Sherry of Center
Shelby Tyre Pope of Center
Susan Windham & husband, Jamie of Center
Rose Ramirez & husband, Herman of Center
Lance Parks & wife, Tonya of Center

Grandchildren:
Kevin Rushing & wife, Samantha, Gabriel Parks & Darlene,
Rachel Chase & husband, Josh, Sarah Parks,
Joshua Parks & Kandace, Shannon Denby & husband, Brad,
James Tyre & wife, Nina, Tina Pardo & husband, Jaime, Jody Windham,
John Parks & wife, Briget, Angie & Corey Sigler,
Adam Ramirez, Tori Ramirez and Devin Waller

Great-Grandchildren:
Dylan, Zachary & Brannon Denby, Conner & Brently Tyre, Kasen Sigler,
Kingston Hurst, Cody Arrington & wife, Sidney, Isaac Cain Rushing,
Jacob, Caleigh & Annaleah Chase, Harmony & Melody Sommers,
Layla Parks, Prince Gabriel Parks, Michael Price, Desera Myron,
Summer Windham & Alexis Hargitt, Whittney Pierce & Starr Pardo

Special Family Friend:
Dorothy Murphy of Center

Brother:
John Parks of Morehouse, Missouri

Sister:
Hilda McClung of Sikeston, Missouri

Brother-in-law:
Joe Spann of Cleveland

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Charles Parks, James Tyre, Adam Ramirez, Kevin Rushing,
Jody Windham, Corey Sigler, Brad Denby & Josh Parks

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


04/06/2014

Patricia Gayle Gandy Permenter, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 28, 1940 in Many, Louisiana to John Windol Gandy and Ruby Lee Davenport Gandy. She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Buck Eugene Furlow and Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be David Haddox, Anthony V. Gugliuzza, Cory Haddox, Richard Pinkston, Anthony J. Gugliuzza and Clay Gandy. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Griffin, Hugh Daw, Larry Kay, Buren Lowe, Bill Irish and Grady Haddox.

She is survived by
Husband: Dennis G. “Gus” Permenter of Joaquin

Son: Dennis L. Permenter of Joaquin

Granddaughter: Mallory Permenter of Joaquin

Grandson: Richard Pinkston and wife, Elizabeth of Center

Numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Daughter: Johnnie Gayle Permenter
Father: John Windol Gandy
Mother: Ruby Lee Davenport Gandy
Sisters: Lucille Gugliuzza, Wanza Nell O’Brien
Brother: Jerome Gandy

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Pines, 1504 West Frank Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

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


04/03/2014

Brian Williams, 73, of Center, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 16, 1941 in Beckenham, England to Maurice Ronald Williams and Dorthea Jane Finch Williams.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Billy Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center.

He is survived by
Son: Adam Brian Williams of England

Daughters:
Louise Claudette Burton of England
Natasha Louise Williams of Houston

Grandchildren:
Ashley
Emma
Connor

Special Friend: Connie Lengl

Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law: Oren and Millie Warr of Center

Sister-in-law: Myra Wright of Bridge City

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: Maurice Ronald Williams and Dorthea Jane Finch Williams
Wife: Nell Williams

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


Thurman Ross “T.R.” Golding, age 94, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2014. He had a peaceful passage at his home in Center, surrounded by his family. T.R. was born in the Huxley, Golding Shores Community on September 24, 1919 to Joel Eddie and Maude Harvey Golding. He was a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, where he served from 1941 until 1945. T.R. was later employed as an operator of a sulfur recovery unit with Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur, where he retired after thirty years and seven months of service. He was a past secretary of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center, a life endowed member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Knight Commander Court of Honor. T.R. was a past patron of Order of the Eastern Star, Newburn Chapter #1135 and a member of the Center Chapter #348. He was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, past president of Noon Optimus Club and past member of Breakfast Lions Club. His hobbies included fishing, traveling and family gatherings. T.R. enjoyed helping children with special needs through the Optimus Club and Shrine Hospital in Shreveport. He was a member of Dr. Hooker’s Bible Class at First Baptist Church in Center. Not only was T.R. a father to his four daughters, he was also a loving daddy to his three stepchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Center with Grandson, Chad Lawson, officiating, followed by Masonic Rites under the direction of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. A military honors graveside service will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Pallbearers will be members of the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Lawson Jr., Tyler Lawson, Mark Lawson Sr., Steven Frioux, Austin Glaze, Calvin Christian, Johnny Palmer.

He is survived by
Wife of 35 years: Doretha “Dot” Golding of Center

Daughters:
Sandra Golding Palmer and husband, Johnny of Nacogdoches
Patricia Golding Elizondo and husband, Joe of San Antonio
Susan Golding and Glen Schweitzer of Asheville, North Carolina
Debbie Golding Lawson and husband, Mark, Sr. of Groves

Step Daughters:
Carole Sonmor of Houston
Judy Addison Glaze and husband, A.J., of Stanley, Louisiana

Step Son: Robert Addison of Winnie

Grandchildren:
Kim Nix Knox of Nacogdoches
Angela Nix Sturm and husband, Chris of Austin
Kristen Frioux of Enid, Oklahoma
Steven Frioux and wife, Saundra of Irving
Mark Lawson Jr. and wife, Rachel of Port Neches
Chad Lawson and wife, Angela of Austin
Tyler Lawson of Austin

Step Grandchildren:
Lee Sonmor of Houston
Kyle Sonmor of Houston
Angelia Glaze of Logansport, Louisiana
Austin Glaze of Logansport, Louisiana
Jennifer Palmer LaGrone of Austin
Christie Council of Three Rivers

Great Grandchildren:
Camden Knox
Colby Knox
Chloe Grace Knox
Whitney Lingelbach
Saressa Frioux
Daylin Lawson
Reagan Joy Lawson
Berit Lawson
Emma Lawson

Step Great Grandchildren:
Matthew LaGrone
Megan LaGrone
Madison LaGrone
Mackenzie LaGrone
Brodie Darilek
Sadie Eichler

Great Great Grandchild: Lucia Knox

Sister: Maxine Golding Christian of Tenaha

Sister-in-law: Beth Golding of Winnie

Precious Red Poodle: Sandy

Preceded in death by
Parents: Joel Eddie Golding and Maude Harvey Golding
Brother: G.L. Golding
Sister: Lona Belle Golding Wheeler
Brother: Eddie Eugene Golding
Mother of his children: Hazel Fields Golding Loyd

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607 or a charity of choice.

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


Funeral services for Colleen Frances Linebarger, 70, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, April 4, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Linebarger passed away Thursday, April 03, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born September 21, 1943, in San Francisco, CA, Colleen Frances Linebarger was the daughter of the late Francis Edward O’Brien and June Ellen (Gilman) O’Brien. She worked for many years as a certified nurse’s aide. Colleen O’Brien married the love of her life, Michael Linebarger, on December 9, 1967, and moved to Texas in 1984. She loved her family and especially enjoyed attending her grandkid’s many activities.

Survivors include her sons, Matthew Linebarger and wife Elizabeth of Tenaha and Christopher Linebarger and wife Crystal of Timpson; daughters, Tamara Linebarger and James Edison of Timpson and Tonie Schaffer and husband Bryan of Center Point, Alabama; brothers, Thomas O’Brien and wife Gloria of Pacheco, CA, and Gerald O’Brien and wife Lorraine of McArthur, CA; sister Theresa O’Brien and wife Pam McFarland of Portland, OR; and 9 grandchildren: Ryan Palmer, Holly Linebarger, Luke Linebarger, Colin Linebarger, Carlee Linebarger, Megan Linebarger, Jedidiah Edison, James Schaffer, and Jordan Schaffer.

In addition to her parents, Colleen Linebarger was preceded in death by husband Michael Linebarger and sister Cynthia Cantrell.

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


Hannah K. Williams, 83, passed away March 30, 2014. She was born August 21, 1930 in Dayton, Texas.

Hannah is survived by her sons, Ralph Williams, and wife Kim, and Barry Dean Williams; grandchildren, Charles “Charlie” Williams, Joshua Nathaniel Thiel, Christopher Matthew Thiel, Caleb Williams, Benjamin Williams, Nathaniel Edward Williams, Carrie Warren, and Brooke Warren; as well as numerous other family and friends.

Hannah is preceded in death by her husband, Dean Williams; sons, Charles Williams and Frank Williams; and Lois Yvonne Warren.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble, from 12 noon to service time at 2pm, interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.


04/01/2014

Ruth Ima Burkett was born September 28, 1918 in Broaddus, Texas and passed away on April 1, 2014 at her home in Lufkin. She was the last living sibling of the family of Charles and Allie Burkett. Ruth had one sister, Dellie, and eight brothers, I.V., R.D., Charles (“Cutter”), Elmer, Adonis, Ollie, Foster and Herman.

Ruth met and married R. Frazar Estes (deceased 1980) of Merryville, LA in 1938. Their union produced three sons, Robert F. (and wife Eleanor) of Lufkin , John H. of Lufkin and G. David (and wife Gina) of Center. She is also survived by five grandchildren and was preceded in death by one granddaughter. She is also survived by five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was a member of Loop 287 Church of Christ, Lufkin, and resided at 2204 Palmore Rd. with her son John. Until her advancing age intervened, she was a marvelous homemaker, good neighbor and friend to all whose lives crossed paths with her life.

A family graveside service for Ruth was held at Broaddus Cemetery on April 2, 2014, where she was interred beside the love of her life, Frazar.

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


Ms. Willow Dean Teal, age 74, of San Augustine, Texas. Ms. Teel passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at True Vine Baptist Church. Interment will be in Greer Cemetery. Visitation and wake will be from 12:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors include:
Son: Darren G. Teal (Mi Kun) of Universal City, Texas

1 Granddaughter: Jasmine N. Teal of Hawaii

1 Grandson: Kim Jaehwan of Hawaii

1 sister: Annie Faye Berry (John Henry) of Center, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


Dorothy Jean Lawson, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her residence. She was born February 2, 1934 in Shelby County to Raymond Smith and Bertha Swan Smith. MeMee enjoyed cooking and fishing, but above all, she loved watching her grandchildren participate in their activities. She was a member of Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Hiram Melton and Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Wade Lawson, Matt Lawson, Lance Lawson, Brock Lawson, Blake Gamble and Bill Mason.

She is survived by
Sons:
John Paul Lawson and wife, Dixie
Mike Lawson and wife, Melissa

Grandchildren:
Casey Gamble and husband, Blake
Wade Lawson
Matt Lawson and wife, Monica
Ryan Lawson
Lance Lawson
Brock Lawson

Great-Grandchildren:
Tucker Gamble
Allison Gamble
Grayson Gamble

Best Friend: Irada Oates

Preceded in death by
Husband: John R. “June” Lawson
Parents: Raymond Smith and Bertha Swan Smith
Sisters: Dessie Burkett Kale, Deva Smith Mason
Brothers: Rance Smith, Spencer Smith

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lone Cedar Cemetery Fund.

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


Funeral services for Caitlyn Brianne Jones, 22, of White Oak, will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in the Welch Chapel with Dr. Richard Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery in Teneha, Texas. Caitlyn passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Children’s Hospital in Dallas.

Caitlyn was an amazing young lady with the spirit of an angel. She lit up every room with her smile. It was impossible for anyone to be in a bad mood when Caitlyn was around. Caitlyn was full of life and enjoyed many hobbies and interests. She was an avid reader, loved animals, especially horses, and thrived at water sports. Caitlyn’s love of God took the number one place in her life. She was a member of Alpine Presbyterian Church and was active in its youth program.

As a graduate of White Oak High School, she was a member of the Roughneck Band and was a percussionist. She was also a member of East Texas Angel Network and was Neal McCoy’s #1 fan.

Caitlyn is survived by her loving family:

Her parents, Mark and Shana Jones

Brother, Tucker Jones of White Oak

Grandmother, Mary Paxton of Center, Texas

Grandparents, Paul and Anne Jones of Center, Texas

Aunts and uncles: Kim Marshall, Patrick Paxton, Terry and Leon Aldridge

Cousins: Morgan Marshall, Tristin Paxton and Dawson Paxton;

And several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Caitlyn was preceded in death by her beloved grandfather, Charles "Pepaw" Paxton; great-grandmother, Joyce "Memaw" Scott; aunt, Sue Walker; and best friend, Ryan Johns.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 31, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Road.
Memorials may be made to the East Texas Angel Network, P. O. Box 9544, Longview TX 75608.


Funeral service for Mrs. Ailene Lilly, 85, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Dennis Lilly officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, April 4, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Lilly passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Garrison, TX.

Born September 2, 1928, in Panola County, TX, Ailene Lilly was the daughter of the late Johnny R. and Dorinda (Priester) Thompson. She and Orren Leon Lilly were married May 2, 1953. Ailene’s life was her family and she loved taking care of them. At a young age, she helped care for her brothers and sister. Later she lovingly cared for her husband and her own children. She was a great wife, a great mom and grandmother, and always a “rock” for her family. Her vegetable and flower gardens brought enjoyment and beauty to her family. She loved to cook and enjoyed sharing her great meals not only with family, but with whomever might stop by for a visit. One of her greatest joys was attending sporting events or any activities in which her children or grandchildren were involved, and she was always their biggest fan. Ailene was also a member of Stockman Methodist Church.

Survivors include sons, David O. Lilly of Timpson, Danny Lilly and wife Sharon of Timpson, and Dennis Lilly and wife Patty of Garrison; daughter Dorinda “Lulu” Warren of Nacogdoches, TX; 10 grandchildren: Greg Lanier, Samantha Nix, Clint Lilly, Lindsay Lilly, Cory Lilly, Curtis Watson, Casey Warren, Lance Lilly, Koye Lilly, and Tyler Lilly; and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ailene Lilly was preceded in death by husband Orren Leon Lilly, son Dean Lilly, 6 brothers, and 1 sister.

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

 
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