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10/30/2014

Marcelle Stone Smith, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. A visitation will be held at Carroll Cemetery prior to the graveside service, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Ms. Smith was born November 26, 1936 in Joaquin to Gladys Stone Mayfield. She was a member of Toledo Bend Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is survived by

Sons:
Sammie Stephen Smith and wife, Edie of Huxley
Larry Reed Smith and wife, Connie of Huxley

Daughter: Rhonda Lynn Smith of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Shawna Melvin and husband, Jeremy of Vidor
Brian Smith and wife, Danielle of Vidor
Emily Buckley and husband, Michael of Huxley
Brandi Floyd and husband, Robert of Joaquin

Step Grandchildren:
Sarah Johnson
Ryan Perrin

Great Grandchildren:
Allie Melvin of Lumberton
BrieAnna Thomas of Huxley
Jackson Thomas of Huxley
Josh Thomas of Huxley
Tye Buckley of Huxley
Urijah Floyd of Joaquin
Grayson Floyd of Joaquin
Hunter Smith of Center
MacKenzie Smith of Vidor

Step Great Grandchild: Riley Perrin

Special Sister: Gwen Roquet of Houston

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Sammie G. Smith
Mother: Gladys Stone Mayfield
Grandparents: Robert Stone and Emmaline Stone

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


Bro. Charles Hannah, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014.

Funeral services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Elnora Lacy “Buck” Mackey, age 83, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Colonial Pines Health Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at New Union Grove Baptist Church with interment at Union Grove Cemetery, Rev. Orvin Garrett, officiating.

Visitation and wake will be held Friday, October 31, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Robert Mackey (Jacqueline) of Dallas, Texas
James Robert Mackey of San Augustine, Texas
Tommy Lacy of San Augustine, Texas
Michael Anthony Lacy of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters:
Azzie Elnora Brown (Rev. Henry) of Troup, Texas
Azzie Lee Porter (Wayne) of San Augustine, Texas

16 Grandchildren 5 Great-Grandchildren

Brothers:
Willie Lacy (Mary) of Houston, Texas
O. V. Lacy (Carolyn) of San Augustine, Texas
T. C. Lacy of San Augustine, Texas

Sister, Tillie B. Lee of Fort Worth, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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


Mauddie Ann “Doodle” Gilchrist, 78, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Edward McRae officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.

Ms. Gilchrist was born February 5, 1936 in Center to Stokley Andrews and Adele Tomlin Andrews. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by
Sons:
Rickey Gilchrist and wife, Teresa of Center
David Gilchrist and wife, Angie of Center

Grandchildren:
Randall Gilchrist and wife, Cheli of Center
Wesley Gilchrist and wife, Brittney of Center
Brandi Gilchrist and Jayson Guzman of Center
Brittany Gilchrist of Center
Heather Mahan and fiancé, Billy Partlow of Center
Torie Gilchrist and Jeremy Nettles of Center
Kristin Peace and husband, Tanner of Center

A number of Great-Grandchildren

Brother-in-law: Fred Johnson of Center

Sister-in-law: Dorothy Faucet of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: C.B. “Buddy” Gilchrist
Parents: Stokley Andrews and Adele Tomlin Andrews
Brothers and Sisters: Doug Andrews, Loyce Johnson, Dorothy “Dot” Fenley and husband, Gene

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


10/29/2014

Elizabeth Ann Ross passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the age of 63 after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. Ms. Ross was born in Center, Texas and was a longtime resident of the New Orleans area.

She was the Daughter of the late Edwin and Marie Scruggs Ross; Sister of Dr. Edwin Ross, Jr. and sister-in-law of Nancy Ross; Aunt of Colin Ross and Kimberly Ross.

Her strength, loyalty, and ever-present smile were an inspiration to all those who shared in her life. She was loved by her many friends, and will be greatly missed by her family.

A graveside burial service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, November 3 at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

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


John W. Ashby, 66, of Georgetown, TX, formerly of Center, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Georgetown.

John was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center, TX since 1954. John graduated from Center High School, attended Georgetown University, and The University of North Texas.

John worked for Beall Brothers as a store manager prior to beginning his career with Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor and retired in 2009.

John was preceded in death by

Father, A.H. Ashby of Center

Daughter, April McGill of San Marcos

He is survived by

Wife, Sue Ashby

Son, J.W. Ashby

Mother, Mildred Ashby

Sister, Diana A. Davis of Center

Grandchildren: Shelby Gentry and Austin Gentry

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Lung Association, www.lung.org

Cremation services are under the direction of All Faiths Funeral Home, Round Rock, Texas.


10/28/2014

Marcus T. Goodwin, (38) of Center, died October 26, 2014. Mr. Goodwin’s services will be Saturday November 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The funeral services will be at Abundant Love Ministries located at 1218 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas 75935. Rev. Robert Gipson will be Officiating.

Marcus Goodwin is survived by:

Wifey, Rachelle Goodwin of Center, Texas

Sons:
LaMarcus Goodwin of Center, Texas
Avanta’ Fredieu of Tenaha, Texas

Daughter, Marchelle Goodwin of Center, Texas

Step-Son, SaDarion Walker of Center, Texas

Father, Archie Clayton Singleton of Longview, Texas

Mother, Shirley Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas

Grandmother, Eddie Ruth Goodwin of Center, Texas

Brothers:
Christopher Singleton of Canada
Louis Singleton of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sisters:
Jessica Singleton of Longview
Ashley Singleton of Beaumont, Texas
Ariel Singleton of Beaumont, Texas
Kylie Singleton of Longview, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel on Friday October 31, 2014 (all day). Burial will be at St John Cemetery in the (Africa Community). Repass will be at Mt. Zion CME Church & Eddie Ruth Goodwin’s residence.

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


Pearline Andrews Windham, 94, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Mrs. Windham was born January 1, 1920 in Enterprise, Alabama to William Henry Andrews and Lillia Mae Johnson Andrews. She was employed at Center ISD for many years, where she enjoyed working in the cafeteria. Mrs. Windham loved sewing, cooking, gardening and spending time with family.

She is survived by
Son: David Windham and wife, Bonnie of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Janet Hughes and husband, Edward of Carthage
Darla Smith and husband, Carey of Nashville
Cathryn Windham of Terlingua
William Windham of Nacogdoches
Allison Gallegos and husband, Ed of Jonesboro

Great Grandchildren:
Brittany Breaux of Nashville
Harrison Windham of Strawn
Madolyn Windham of Jonesboro
Vicente Gallegos of Jonesboro

Sister: Sally Anderson of Garrison

Brother-in-law: Preston Windham of Center

Special Friend: Paul Breaux of Center

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Albert W. Windham
Son: William Henry Windham
Parents: William Henry Andrews and Lillia Mae Johnson Andrews

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


10/27/2014

Dale Harding, 54, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine.

Mr. Harding was born July 7, 1960 in Brenham to Jim Harding and Helen Stegmann Harding.

He is survived by
Parents: Jim and Helen Harding of San Augustine

Brothers:
Dennis Harding and wife, Shelia of Nacogdoches
James Harding and wife, Judy of Center
Jeffery Harding and wife, Sherry of Shelbyville
Dean Harding of Shelbyville
Joe Harding of San Augustine
Levi Harding of San Augustine

Sisters:
Lori McSwain and husband, Steve of Center
Hope Harrison and husband, Jessi of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Walter and Norma Stegmann, L.T. and Jennie Harding

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


Wilson “Larkin” Miller, 93, a resident of Austin since 1967, passed away on October 25, 2014.

A full Military Honors Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Reverend Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

He was born in Shelby County, Texas, on January 14, 1921, the son of Jacob and Jennie McKenzie Miller. He enlisted in the Army-Air Corps in 1941 and later joined the US Air Force, serving in the European Theatre of World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant after serving 30 years. His next career was teaching automotive mechanics at a technical school, and his last career was owning and running a car lot. Everyone who met him soon realized they could bring him almost any broken machine - from lawnmowers to cars- and he would figure out a way to fix it.

We cherish and honor his courage and dignity: his devoted wife of nine years, Vera Youngbloom, daughter Vivian Miller and husband James Boylan; son Gary Miller and wife Gayle; daughter Deborah Bates and husband Bill; granddaughter Valerie Windle and husband Brody; granddaughter Madeleine Bates; great-grandson Levi Miller Windle; the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Vera Youngbloom, brothers- and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Vivian Lurlean Oswalt Miller, brother Leo Miller and sisters Artie B Alford and Altonia Brawley.

Pallbearers will be Norman Oswalt, Gary Miller, Keith Fincher, Ronnie Youngblood, Johnny Matthews and Sammy O'Rear.

The family is grateful for the love, prayers and generous spirit of the Kinney Avenue Christian Fellowship, the domino players of the Oak Hill Senior Activities Center, very special niece Shirley Furlow Fincher, our neighbors in Circle C, and friends Micah White, Danny Campos, Cheryl Archer, and Laurel Briscoe.

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


10/24/2014

Mary LaVerne Smith, 84, of Port Arthur, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

LaVerne was born October 16, 1930 in Center, Texas to Lee Lout and Leona Fleming Lout. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 42 years and a member of First Pentecostal Church of Port Arthur. LaVerne was a retired licensed vocational nurse, having worked at Park Place Hospital for 14 years and for Dr. O. L. Echols for 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Lee Moore; and six siblings.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandy McPayne of Vidor, TX, Linda Stephens and husband Steven; two sons, Kenneth Edward Moore and wife Pat of Beaumont, TX, Andrew Smith of Vidor, TX; three sisters, Dorothy Jean Jackson of Shreveport, LA, Johnnie Hutto and husband Jake of Waskom, TX, Tommie Rohrer and husband Jim of Sacramento, CA; one brother, James Lout and wife Ann of Conroe, TX; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 27, 2014 at First Pentecostal Church of Port Arthur with Reverend Darrell McCoy and Reverend Barry Scruggs officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the church.


10/23/2014

Jimmie Boland, 85, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Tyler. She was born April 24, 1929.

Graveside service is under the direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


10/22/2014

Cole Hooper, 50, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Hooper was born January 8, 1964 in Center to Billy Wayne Hooper and Ann Crain Hooper. He was an avid outdoorsman and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by
Children:
Dameon Dewayne Hooper
Michael Shane Fenley and wife, Heather of Center
Dillon De’Cole Hooper of Snook
Shyanna Marie Hooper of Snook

Mother: Ann Hooper of Center

Sisters:
Pam Adkinson and husband, Howell of Center
Ginia Arvella and husband, Richard of Timpson

Brother: Jimmy Dwain Hooper of Huntsville

Four Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Billy Wayne Hooper

Pallbearers will be David Gilchrist, Brian Harkness, Wesley Gilchrist, Clint Adkinson, Kat McSwain, Heath Adkinson, Steve Tomlin, Alan Hooper and Weldon Bailey. Honorary pallbearer will be Ronnie Davis.

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

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


Jesse J. Jones, 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Jesse J. Jones was born in the Antioch Community of Shelby County to William Jesse Jones and Willie Ruth Golden Jones on December 1, 1934. He married Lucille Mena on February 13, 1960 and they celebrated fifty-four years together.

Jesse served two terms in the United States Army from 1958 to 1964, during which time he was in the Third Armored Division and also served as a Medic. He retired from Brown & Root Marine Operators after 30+ years. He began a new career as a log truck driver with the Barr Brothers and later with Roscoe McSwain.

Jesse enjoyed rodeos in his younger years and participated in the rough stock events. He was a member of Rodeo Cowboy Association and was a lifetime member of AQHA. He loved the outdoors, especially farming and raising race horses. He was a faithful longtime member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

He is survived by
Wife: Lucille Mena Jones of Center

Daughter: Deidra Annette Jones of Spring

Sons:
Kenneth Duane Jones and wife, Amanda of Center
Gary Alan Jones and wife, Susan of Lindale
William Casey Jones and wife, Gina of Spring

Grandchildren:
Zackary Jones of Nacogdoches
J.T. Jones of Center
Jackson Jones of Spring
Kelsi Jones of Lindale
Kendal Wise of Tyler
Derek Wise and wife, Kelly of Lindale

Three Great Grandchildren

Brother: Charles Ray Jones and wife, Pat of Patroon

Niece: Charla Jones of Lufkin

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Jesse and Willie Ruth Jones

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Jones, Alan Jones, Casey Jones, Zackary Jones, J.T. Jones, Charles Ray Jones, Roscoe McSwain and Derek Grant. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Jones, Lynn Mena, Ray Mena, Ronnie Mena, Vernon Santos, Jerry Walker, Tommy Hughes, Tim Wulf, Mickey Wilson and Tom Watkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Therese Remodeling Fund.

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


10/19/2014

Nolen Cogswell, 90, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. D.J. Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Nolen Cogswell was born November 10, 1923, to the late Aquila Levi Cogswell and Mary Elizabeth Day. He graduated from Center High School in 1942. Nolen did not qualify for military service, but served his country during World War II by working in the shipyards in Seattle, Washington, building destroyers. This is where he met his wife of 69 years, Margaret Ellen Hagenlock, of Seneca, South Dakota. They were married in October 1945 and moved to Texas where they lived and reared their family. Nolen and Ellen operated a grocery store in Joaquin for many years until Nolen was appointed Post Master in the Joaquin Post Office. After retirement, he continued raising cattle and began his love of gardening. He was a member of the Joaquin Church of Christ. He will always be remembered for his friendly and outgoing personality.

Nolen is survived by
Wife: Ellen Cogswell of Joaquin, Texas

Children:
Doug Cogswell of Joaquin, Texas
Phyllis Franks of Conroe, Texas
Mary Ellen Lowe and husband, Buren, of Joaquin, Texas
Lori Willey and husband, Pat, of Magnolia, Texas

Grandchildren:
Amber Terrell and husband, Troy, of Mansfield, Louisiana
Morgan Beasley and husband, Josh of Shreveport, Louisiana
Dane Cogswell of Mansfield, Louisiana
Cortney Kays and husband, Josh of Bedford, Texas
Colby Franks and wife, Kelsey, of Katy, Texas
Jeanine Jones and husband, Matt, of Murphy, Texas
Brannon Lowe of Joaquin, Texas
Rachel Willey of Austin, Texas
Kathleen Willey of Houston, Texas

Great-Grandchildren:
Lexie, Kingston, and Lelex Terrell
Brady and Levi Kays
Nolen and Sawyer Franks
Caleb, Joshua, and Johnathan Jones

Step Great-Grandchildren:
Alley and Abby Beasley

Brothers and Sisters-in-law:
James Henry Cogswell and wife, Judy, of Reserve, Louisiana
Pat Cogswell and wife, Mary, of Dickinson, Texas

Brothers-in-law and Sister-in-law:
Carl, Del, Les, and Glen Hagenlock
Roger Hagenlock and wife, Bonnie

Numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends

Nolen is preceded in death by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Stevie Leigh Franks.

Pallbearers will be Josh Beasley, Dane Cogswell, Josh Kays, Colby Franks, Matt Jones and Brannon Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Dean and Joe Hughes.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of East Texas, 1012 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

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


10/17/2014

W.I. Davis, Jr., 92, of Center, Texas passed away on October 17, 2014 at his home in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center, Texas. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

W.I. Davis, Jr., a lifelong resident, was born in Center, Texas to the late W.I. Davis, Sr. and Eula Redditt Davis on September 29, 1922. He graduated from Center High School in 1939 and attended both Schreiner University and the University of Texas. During World War II, he was a pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps, obtaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. On April 5, 1947, he married Inez Neilson Davis. They enjoyed 67 wonderful years together and raised 2 children, Neilson Davis and Cynthia Davis Griffin of Center, Texas.

For over 30 years, he was the Mobil Oil Company consignee along with managing a cattle operation and several large tree farms. W.I. served as a member of Farmers State Bank’s Board of Directors for 57 years. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Farmers State Bank from 2004 to 2008. Additionally, W.I. received the 50 Year Banker Award from the Texas Bankers Association in 2007.

His life was filled with service to his community, church, and family legacy. W.I. used his service and leadership abilities when he was appointed as a director of the Shelby County Farm Bureau, the Texas Forestry Association, the Forest Landowners Association, the Shelby County Soil and Conservation District, and head of the District Selective Service Board. He served as a board member of the Federal Land Bank Association of Tyler. He was also a lifetime member of the Texas Forestry Association, as well as a member of the Heritage Foundation, the Shelby County Appraisal District Committee, and the American Farm Bureau Federation Forestry Advisory Committee, where he also served as Chairman. W.I. also received the Texas Department of Transportation Road Hand Award for his contributions, the Tree Farmer of the Year Award from the Tree Farmers Association, the Target 2000 Texas A&M University System Distinguished Service Award, and the 1995 Fort Worth Star Telegram Farm and Ranch Award for Texas Best in Timber Farming. In addition, he served Shelby County as a president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce in the 1950’s.

W.I. had a passion for helping high school students particularly those from Shelbyville I.S.D. He and Inez established scholarships in memory of their parents, W.I. and Eula Davis and H.H. and Mavet Neilson. These scholarships are awarded annually to every graduating senior who desires to continue their education.

He was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas, where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Chairman of the Fellowship Hall Building Committee. W.I. also gave much of his free time to the Methodist Children’s Home Boys Ranch where he served as a Wrangler and as a commissioner of the Methodist Church Children’s Home.

W.I. was an avid aviator since joining the Air Corps in 1942, serving as a founding member of the Center Airport Committee. He was also a drag racing enthusiast.

W.I.’s life of service to his community, church, and family was evident in his work ethic and shown in his many volunteer roles. He was a man of integrity and incredible humor to those who knew him and to those whom his work in the community affected. He will be greatly missed by many, but he has left a great footprint in the land and hearts of East Texans.

W.I. is survived by his loving wife, Inez Neilson Davis; son and daughter-in-law, Neilson and Diana Ashby Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Davis Griffin and Guy Griffin; grandson, Patrick Griffin and wife, Kasey Griffin; granddaughter, Kelly Griffin Wahl and husband, Wesley Wahn; great-grandsons, Justin and Jason Bobbitt; Shannon Grammer, and Larry and Brandi Shoults and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by sister, Christine Kenny Hankins; sister, Catherine Davis Pinkston; niece, Jeannine Foster Walker; and nephew, Joe Davis Foster.

A heartfelt thanks to Marie Small, the caregivers of Always There Home Care and Accolade Hospice for their loving care of our father.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 5010, Waco, Texas 76708 or First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Thelma Hooter, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

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

She was born February 27, 1941 in Idabelle, OK to Jarvis and Lehi (Arck) Level. She worked as a nurse for many years.

She is preceded in death by a brother & a sister.

She is survived by:

Husband, Marvin Hooter of Shelbyville

Step Son, Kevin Hooter & wife, Juliene of Gilbert, AZ

Grandchildren:
Evan Hooper of Gilbert, AZ
Gracie Thompson of San Diego, CA

Sisters-in-law:
Mary Cooper of Dayton
Anita Hunter of Dayton

Brothers-in-law:
Howard Hooter & wife, Teresa of Dickinson
Buddy Hooter & wife, Linda of Troy

Sisters:
Donna, Shirley, Sally & Gloria Jean
Several Other Loving Family Members

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


10/15/2014

Edward Henry Vaughn, 67, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on October 14, 2014, in Houston Texas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10:00 AM at Laird Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin, Texas.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Laird Funeral Home from 5:00 -7:00 PM.

Edward was born on June 20, 1947, in Center, Texas to the late Thomas Henry Vaughn and Ella Alice Snider. He grew up in Huxley, Texas. He attended Joaquin High School and graduated in 1965. After high school he went on to attend Allreds Business College in Lufkin, Texas. In January 1966, Edward met, what he knew from the very beginning, would be his future wife, Joan Patricia Stansel. Edward and Joan dated for six months and on July 8, 1966, they became one. They moved to Euless, Texas where they lived about 20 years. While living in Euless, Edward was a Master Mason and a member of Estelle Lodge # 582 of Euless, Texas. Edward later moved his family back home to East Texas.

Edward was an avid golfer; you would find him, just about every day, enjoying golfing at Woodland Hills with his friends. Edward and Joan enjoyed each others company, they would travel, and go on cruises together when ever they had a chance. He was very protective and devoted to his wife. Always side by side with his love, Joan. Edward was very well known by many. He was self employed; the owner of Ed’s Muffler Shop and Brake Service in Nacogdoches, Texas from 1987-2005. He was a very kind man; always helping others when ever they needed his help, very devoted to his family and friends. Edward was very proud of his family. He loved his darling daughter, Susan, and he adored his granddaughter, Alyssa. He was a member of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Edward is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan Patricia Stansel Vaughn; daughter,Susan Cavanaugh and husband, Jeff; granddaughter, Alyssa Cavanaugh; sisters, Bertha Lee Raymond and husband, Dean, Mildred Dillard, and Joan O’Rear.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Henry Vaughn and Ella Alice Snider; and his sister, Agnes Bryan.

Pallbearers will be James Raymond, Chuck Raymond, Larry O’Rear, Keith O’Rear, Randy Dillard, Ronnie Dillard, Donald Dillard, Waylon Bryan, and David Bryan.

Services are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Jeanne Marcelle Henry died October 9, 2014.

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Marcelle was born June 28th, 1919 in d’Ecommoy, France to John Hendrick Roberts, an American soldier stationed in France, who married a lovely young French maiden, Marcelle Naomi Desmouliere. Hendrick brought his new family back to Center, TX, then to New York City, then back to TX during Marcelle’s formative years. While A Texan at heart, she often reminisced of her New York days. Marcelle met her spouse for life, Fred Henry, at a dance at UT while she was attending college. They were married in 5 months and she devoted most of her life to being a wife and mother of three. Her style and social graces, her famous cooking and lovely needle work will never be forgotten. Most importantly, her faith in Jesus Christ allows us, her family, to be confident and comforted in her eternal heavenly destiny and of our future reunion.

We thank all of her gifted, loving individual care givers and the loving staffs at ComForCare, Sheltering Arms Day Care Center, and Compassionate Care Hospice, all in Houston. We are grateful for each and every one of the caregivers who gave of themselves so generously.

Marcelle is survived by her son, William Hendrick Henry and his wife Ginny and John Robert Henry and his wife Debbie.

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


Roy Gene Walker, 75, of Monroe, LA formerly of Joaquin, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin with Mrs. Melba Rodgers officiating with military honors given by VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Thursday prior to the service starting at noon until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born February 10, 1939 in Joaquin to Wayne and Lottie Mae (Wilson) Walker. He served in the US Army. He retired from the International Paper Co after many years.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Wayne & Lottie Mae Walker, Mother of son Glen Walker, Melba Taylor, 2 Brothers; David Walker & Jerrell Walker & Step-daughter, Angel Michelle Kelly.

He is survived by:

Wife, Ethel Mae Walker of Monroe, LA

Children:
Glen Walker & wife, Ann of Rayville, LA
Ricky Walker & wife, Tina of Oak Grove, LA
Tonya Walker Frost & husband, Chad of West Monroe, LA
Todd Walker & wife, Amanda of West Monroe, LA

Grandchildren
Jonathan Walker, Justin Tucker, Schyler Frost, Kaiden Frost, Leah Tucker, Ashton Walker & Ty Walker

Great-Grandchild, Bella Walker

Mother of Ricky, Todd and Tonya: Jane Phillips

Step Children:
Sandra Kay Frith & husband, Glenn of Columbia, LA
Tammy Busby & husband, Jimmy of Bossier City, LA
Steve Kelly & wife, Recce of Monroe, LA

Step Grandchildren: James Frith, Allen Frith, Randy Joe Frith, Brandon Busby, Jonathan Busby, Morgan Crenshaw, Hunter Wyrick & Stormy Wyrick

Sisters:
Lillian Wallace of Center
Mary Anderson & husband, Tim of Center

Brother, Paul Walker & wife, Brenda of Stanley, LA

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers: David Walker, Jack Moran, Bill Sellers, Jimmy Busby, Jr. & Glenn Frith

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


Pearl Mae Taylor Coon Burgay, 86, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Noble and Bro. Larry Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Burgay was born February 12, 1928 in Utopia, Bandera County to Robert R. Taylor and Edith Swearington Taylor. She loved to travel, cook and always enjoyed a good game of dominos. Ms. Burgay was a member of the Red Hat Society and Neuville Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by:

Sons:
Roger Coon and wife, Janice of of Joplin, Missouri
William Coon of Gilmer
Barney Coon of League City

Stepson: Johnny Burgay of Center

Eleven Grandchildren

Twenty-eight Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Claud Elmo Coon
Husband: Leon Burgay
Parents: Robert R. Taylor and Edith Swearington Taylor
Brothers: Frank Taylor, Henry Taylor
One Infant Sister
Stepdaughters: Betty Jean, Dorothy Louise
Stepson: Ronnie Burgay

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


Robert E. Watts, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away at his residence in San Augustine on Monday, October 13, 2014. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at Red Land Cemetery with Rev. S. J. Clark officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Wife, Christine Holman Watts of San Augustine, Texas

Daughters
Latonya Brooks of San Augustine, Texas
Lycinda Watts of San Augustine, Texas

Sons
Robert Sirell Watts (Cheryl) of San Augustine, Texas
Christopher Watts (Casandra) of Dallas, Texas

9 Grandchildren

3 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters
Edwina Clifton (Verlon) of San Augustine, Texas
Dorothy Thomas (Ernest) of Kountze, Texas
Elizabeth Robinson of Oceanside, CA

Brother, Charles E. Watts of Houston, Texas

Host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

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


Cleona Bonner Crump Laviolette, 95, of Timpson, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her home in Silas. She was born on August 21, 1919 in Huntington, Texas the daughter of Samuel Bonner and Effie White Bonner. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Cliff Hughes and Bro. Edward Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church beginning at 1:00 PM and going until service time.

Cleona was very active throughout her life. She helped run the family farm, and she participated in the Home Demonstration Club. She was very involved as a leader in the 4-H. She was a great journalsist, writing for the Tenaha and Timpson News, submiting the Silas Community News. She loved to travel and took many trips abroad. During these trips she would chronicle the events and happenings to share with others when she returned home. Being a great cook, many great times were spent with family and friends in the kitchen and around the table. She had the heart of a true servant. She was a longtime faithful member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, and served in many capacities, including Worthy Matron, in the Timpson Order of the Eastern Star, Newbern Chapter #1135.

She is survived by her two sons: Bruce Crump and his wife Bonnie of Kilgore and Bernard Crump of Lufkin; by her 4 daughters: Nelda Robison and her husband, Tommy of Center, Betty Hairgrove of Timpson, Vicki Huckaby of Liberty, Texas and Valeta Hudman and her husband Billy of Timpson; by 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Allen “Bud” Crump on July 30, 1974, whom she married on January 1, 1938; by her parents: Samuel and Effie Bonner, by two brothers: Johnny Bonner and Hubert Bonner; and by two sisters: Rosalee Walters and Janie Gilbert.

To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net. The family of Mrs. Laviolette is being served by Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson.


10/14/2014

Odessa J. Powdrill, Odessa J. Powdrill, 93, of Garrison, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Ms. Powdrill was born August 21, 1921 in Garrison to William T. Strong and Era Pullen Strong. She was a member of Libby Church of Christ in Garrison.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Kathryn Howard of Garrison

Granddaughter: Lara Smith

Great Grandson: Emerson Smith

Brother, Joe Buck Strong of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband, Howell B. Powdrill

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Ray Strong, Justin Shull, Roger Clifton, Robert Powers, Clell Sparks, Leon Manning, Willie Cranford and Steve Cranford.

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


Willie Mae Fenley, 87, of Center, passed away Tuesday October 14, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

She was born August 9,1927 in Shelby County to Willie T. Bullock and Kizze Mae (Richardson) Bullock.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Willie T. and Kizze Mae Bullock, Husband, Elva Fenley, Son, Robert Glen Phillips, Son, Charles Ray Bittick, Granddaughter, Regina Simonson, Grandson, Roger Phillips, Brother, Roy Bullock, Step-sons; Elton Fenley & wife, Ruth, Lamar Fenley & wife, Frances, Billy Jo Fenley & Zeno Fenley & Step-daughter, Thelma Fenley.

She is survived by:

Sister, Ruby Bullock of Center

Brother, Robert Bullock

Daughter-in-law, Delores Phillips of Carthage

Great Granddaughter, Ciji Simonson of Carthage

Great Grandson, Shawn Simonson of Carthage

Great Great Grandsons:
Kaden Ridgeway of Beckville
Jaxon Bagley of Carthage

Numerous Step Granddaughters, Step Grandsons, Step Great Grandsons & Step Great Granddauhgters

Niece, Cathy Casey & husband, Rick

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


10/13/2014

Lee Elma Jenkins, 65 of Center, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at LSU Hospital in Shreveport.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center with Bro. Kevin Dones officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery in Center. The wake will be Thursday October 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born February 8, 1949 in Shelby County to Hudson Jenkins and Blue Bell Coleman Jenkins. She worked at Bruce Hardwood Floors and the Light & Champion. She was a member of the Lilly of the Valley Church of God in Christ.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Hudson Jenkins and Sister, Helen Jenkins Haynes.

She is survived by:
Mother:
Blue Bell Jenkins of Center

Husband:
Jackie Pitts of Center

Children:
Lavetha Jenkins Scott & husband, Bobby of Huntsville
Lisa Jenkins McNealy & husband, Joe of Dallas
LaDonna Jenkins Bailey & husband, Chadwick of Houston
LaDerrica Pitts Williams & husband, Gary of Tyler

Grandchildren:
Raven Gardner, Joshua McNealy, Chadwick Bailey,
Des’mone Williams, Kiara Williams, Deonte Williams & Devin Williams

Great-Grandchildren:
Zion Bailey, Deondre Williams, Des’more Williams & Alasia Beauford

Half Sister:
Joyce Ann Cartwright of Shelbyville

Special Lifelong Friend:
James Newton of Center

Special to her heart:
Darryl Gardner of Huntsville

Nephew & Nieces:
Chris Jenkins of Huntsville
Veleka Haynes of Houston
Krashaun Haynes of Houston

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


Artis “Shedro” Jackson, age 80, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away during the early hours of Sunday, October 12, 2014 at San Augustine Memorial Hospital in San Augustine. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with interment at Thompson Cemetery with Rev. George Cartwright, Officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

He is survived by:

Son, Johnny Ervin Jackson of Center, Texas

3 Daughters:
Reta Ann Hale (Donald) of Center, Texas
Shirley Jackson of San Augustine, Texas
Shonda Greer (Michael) of Center, Texas

7 Grand Children and 11 Great Grand children

3 Sisters
Dora Jones of the Bland Lake Community
Margureite King of Shelbyville, Texas
Lena Jones of Houston, Texas

As well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


10/12/2014

Mrs. Bobbie Anderson Brinson, 83, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 16, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Elmer Mathews and Rev. George Grace officiating. Visitation will begin at 6:30 PM preceding the service.

Born September 3, 1931, in Rusk County, Texas, Bobbie Lou Anderson Brinson was the daughter of the late Jewell Bernice and Maud (Childs) Anderson. After graduating from Mt. Enterprise High School, Bobbie attended Lon Morris Junior College. In 1954 in Gary, TX, she married the late John Thomas Brinson. Bobbie spent the remainder of her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, and poultry farm operator.

Surviving Bobbie are her son Frank Brinson of Timpson; daughters, Pam Franklin and husband Larry of Timpson and Cynthia Brinson and partner Carol Brinson of Timpson; brother C. E. “Sonny” Anderson and wife Janice of Longview; sisters, Nell Seelbach of Nacogdoches, Glenda Golemon and husband Stan of Dallas; Marjory Gregory of Arlington, TX, and Ann Davis and husband Bob of Long Branch, TX; granddaughter L’erin Brinson and great grandchildren, Colton Miles Carr and John Tristan Franklin.

Bobbie Anderson Brinson was preceded in death by her parents Jewell and Maud Anderson, husband John Thomas Brinson, and granddaughter Roxanne Brinson.

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


10/11/2014

Graveside services for Aubrey Lloyd Beckham, 65, of Monroe, will be at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Center, Texas under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Reverend Bill Beckham will officiate.

Mr. Beckham was born November 18, 1948 in Nacogdoches, Texas and passed away October 10, 2014 peacefully in his sleep at home in Monroe, LA. He loved football and played halfback at Logansport High School. He was also a U. S. Navy Vietnam Veteran, 1970–1973 aboard the ammo ship USS Pyro.

He enjoyed hunting, yard work, oldies music and muscle cars. He was preceded in death by his parents Aubrey M. and Alice Lindsey Beckham.

He is survived by his wife, Dana Luse Beckham; daughter, Lindsey M. Beckham; siblings, Ann Beckham Hurst, Janet Beckham Stewart, and Edward Lynn Beckham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, LA - See more at http://kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com/obituary/aubrey-lloyd-beckham/#sthash.m7TiIBkS.dpuf


10/08/2014

Lt. Col. (Retired) Thomas Crawford departed this life to enter his heavenly home on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Tyler, Texas. Tom was born in Timpson, Texas on March 15, 1927. He grew up in Joaquin, Texas.

He was drafted during WWII after he graduated from Joaquin High School. His first tour of duty took him to Korea. For a time after he got out of the U.S. Army but was in the Army Reserves. He worked in the East Texas oilfield and met the love of his life, Laura Gossett. They were married in 1947. Tom was called back into active duty. He decided to make the Army a career and served for 25 years, earning a Purple Heart. A second combat tour in Korea followed. Later he was deployed to Vietnam as an advisor during JFK’s presidency (1960-1961). His last overseas duty was spent in Okinawa as part of the logistical support for Vietnam (1966-1968). Tom retired at Fort Sill, Ok in 1970.

He and his family moved to Henderson in 1971 so they could be close to their families. Tom completed his education at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1974 and earned his BBA. Many friends were made at SFA. Later he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus at SFA. Because of his love for education, Tom and Laura established several scholarships to provide students with educational opportunities. They also provided scholarships to students at East Texas Baptist University. His generous spirit blessed many during his life and left a lasting legacy.

His next career began at Henderson Clay Products where he was Personnel and Safety Director. When Boral Products acquired the brick business he served as a vice president until his retirement in l989. Tom served on various boards and was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce in Henderson. He was a long time active member of the Henderson Lions Club. Tom was also a 32nd degree mason and a shriner.

In the years following his retirement, Tom and Laura traveled to many places. Their special memories were made as they worked with the Volunteer Christian Builders from First Baptist Church, Henderson. As a member of FBC, Tom taught the Radio Bible Class for a time. He enjoyed the fellowship of this class and listened to it by radio when he was unable to attend services.

Thomas, along with his family, would want to thank the caregivers of Emeritus-Henderson. For the past year he was a resident of Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler, Texas. The care and attention he received was such a blessing as they ministered to his needs in many ways. The final salute given by those at Watkins-Logan touched the family since the men he lived with were like his brothers and the staff were like our family. A special heartfelt appreciation goes to these special men and women. Heart to Heart Hospice also gave excellent care to Tom. We appreciate each person who dedicated themselves to his service.

Loving God, his country, family and friends was evident by all who knew Tom. He found great pleasure in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Stella Kathryn Hall (Kathy) and Roy. Grandchildren-Trenton and Rachael Hall, Corby Hall, and Jen Hall. Great-children-Sam, Lilly, Levi, Luke, Reed, and Benjamin. They were the delight of his life. Nephews and nieces-Doug Crawford, Jr. , Joe Crawford, and Judy Zick. A special niece, Helen Holland, gave her time and love to her Uncle Tom.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Gossett Crawford, his parents, Tommy and Bessie Scott Crawford, sister, Bennie Alice Hutto, and brothers, Bud, Doug, Sr. and Charles.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service time on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson, Texas. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 2:00 pm with Dr. David Higgs officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Rusk County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Henderson Lions Club.

Anyone wishing to make memorial contributions can make them to SFASU Alumni Assn. at PO Box 6096, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-9918, East Texas Baptist University Scholarship Fund, c/o University Advancement, East Texas Baptist University, One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75670, or the Volunteer Christian Builders of FBC at 207 W. Main St., Henderson, TX 75652. Any gifts or contributions would be appreciated.

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


10/06/2014

Milton Ray Barber, 62, of Corrigan, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Barber was born August 17, 1952 in Porter to G. L. Barber and Marjorie Porter Barber.

He is survived by
Wife: Phyllis Barber of Corrigan

Children:
Lynnon Ray Lewis and wife, Chrissy of Hudson
Samantha Jane Byrd and husband, Dillon of Central
Rachel Michelle Barber of Corrigan

Grandchildren:
Levi Neal Barber
Miles Raynes Barber
Payden Ray Barber
Ava Elizabeth Byrd

Step Grandchildren:
Jason Pina
Alice Pina

Brothers:
Jr. Barber of Houston
Bobby Barber and wife, Vickie of Latexo
Jerry Barber and wife, Kathy of Porter
Edward O’Neil Barber and wife, Terri of Central

Sisters:
Barbara Gail Scroggins and husband, Wyman of Zavalla
Doris Marie Francois and husband, Bobby of Corrigan

Special Cousins:
Donald Murray and wife, Sandy
Susie Hicks and husband, Donny
Marie Hicks
Sheila Jean Jurney
Charlie & Janie Wallin

Nephews:
Bryan Keith Barber
Josh Barber
Brent Barber
Zack Conway
Charles Lynn Conway

Nieces:
Marsha Francois
Tracy Francois
Christy Scroggins
Marlena Scroggins
Jessica Barber
Tonya Conway

Numerous other relatives and loved ones

Preceded in death by
Parents: G. L. Barber and Marjorie Porter Barber
Brothers: Garland Lee Barber, Charles Otis Conway

Pallbearers will be Donald Otis Murray, Jerry Barber, Edward Barber, Bryan Barber, Josh Barber and Bobby Francois.

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


10/05/2014

Jeane Burns, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

Ms. Burns was born April 7, 1938 in Pineland to Ivy Lord and Estelle Eliza Weathersby Lord. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by

Children:
Joe Burns and wife, Tammy of Roswell, New Mexico
Florance Adams and husband, Steve of Tenaha
Billy Burns and wife, Rayla of Silsbee
Charles Burns and wife, Brendah of Center
Bridget Kay Burns Collins of Harrisburg, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Mandie Caldwell and husband, Jerry
Loren Wade and husband, Corey
Rana Thornhill and husband, Brent
Whitney Minix and husband, Zack
Michael Adams
Janci Kay Burns
Mary JoLeigh Collins
Lance Aydan Collins
Angela Meredith
Aaron Burns

Eight Great Grandchildren

Life-long Friends:
Jean Alford
Lois Cox
Tammy Kyles

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Joe D. Burns
Parents: Ivy Lord and Estelle Eliza Weathersby Lord
Beloved Mother-in-law: Lenora Burns

Pallbearers will be Craig Burns, Chester Burns, Paul Burns, James Cox, William Cox and Vince Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Scott and J.B. Scott.

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


10/03/2014

Benny "Gargoon" McCoy, age 50, of Center, passed away Wednesday night, October 1, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler.

Wake will be held 6pm until 8pm, Saturday night, October 4, 2014 at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Center, Texas with interment at Westview Cemetery with Pastor Brandon Owens to officiate.

He is survived by:

Mother, Willie Mae Ingram of Center

Step-father, Ulyssie Ingram of Center

Brother, Billy Ray McCoy of Center

Sisters:
Willie Jean Ragster of Bossier City, LA
Sarah Jane Mosby of Center

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


Maw Dee, 40, of Center passed away Friday, October 03, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

Memorial Service will be held 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church Chapel.

He was born January 1, 1974 in Burma to Pha Bu and Moe Lwai.

He is survived by:

Wife, Pree Gay of Center

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


10/02/2014

Manuel Jesus “Meno” Acopa-Heredia, 24, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.

Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2014 at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Mario Orellana officiating. Visitation will begin Sunday, October 5, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Igelsia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha. Services will be Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Igelsia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha.

He was born June 9, 1990 in Chetumal, Q. Roo, Mexico. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2008. He worked for Red River Pump Specialist in Shreveport, LA. He is member of the Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Father:
Alfredo Acopa Ferral of Joaquin

Mother:
Mireya Alicia Acopa of Joaquin

Brother:
Alfredo Acopa of Joaquin

Sister:
Genesis Mireya Acopa of Joaquin

Maternal Grandmother:
Mireya Alicia Sanchez de Heredia

Paternal Grandmother:
Elia Ferral Montiel

Girlfriend:
Erika Arcibar of Center


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


Ronny Lynn Raybon, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Mamou, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center and from 12:00 noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at San Patricio Baptist Church in Converse, Louisiana. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at San Patricio Baptist Church in Converse, Louisiana with Bro. Jimmy Price, Bro. Ben Brittain and Bro. Mike Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Cassel Cemetery in Converse, Louisiana.

Mr. Raybon was born June 5, 1949 in Converse, Louisiana to Thomas Jefferson Raybon and Margie Mae McDonald Raybon. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by
Wife of 46 years: Sue Raybon of Joaquin

Children:
Eric Raybon and wife, Meschelle of Logansport, Louisiana
Rhonda Raybon Sandifer and husband, Michael of Joaquin
Brenda Raybon of Joaquin
Linda Raybon of Joaquin
Christine Raybon of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Erica Gamble and husband, Johnie
Dillon Sandifer
Jessica Raybon
Vincent Raybon
Ronny Godinez
Lanie Godinez
Bobbie Sue Childress
Conner Raybon
Aidan Campbell
Nadia Campbell

Great Grandchild: Maddy Gamble

Mother: Margie Mae Anderson and husband, Alfred of Converse, Louisiana

Brothers:
Lonny Raybon and wife, Sherrie of Joaquin
Rickey Raybon and wife, Nita of Converse, Louisiana

Sister: Nancy Rigsby and husband, Delmer of Converse, Louisiana

Step Brothers:
Dow Anderson and wife, Mary
Dinky Anderson
Rod Anderson

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Thomas Jefferson Raybon

Pallbearers will be Joey Raybon, Dylan Raybon, Eli Raybon, Scotty Cummings, Mike Cummings Jr. and Bradley Cummings. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Darrell Alford, Bro. Dale Hicks, Mr. James Avant, Mr. Louie Bushiey, Bo Posey, “Tall Boy” and Jim Bilbrey.

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


09/30/2014

Gloria Jean King, age 66, of the East Liberty Community passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at her residence.

A wake will be Friday night, October 3, 2014 from 6pm until 9pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Center, Texas. She will lay-in-state from 10am until 11am, Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Todd Springs Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 11am. Interment will be at Bush Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas with Pastor Simmons officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother, Margureite King of Shelbyville

Daughter, Crystal Young of Shelbyville

Son, Roland (wife, Niki) Young of Shelbyville

3 Grandchildren

Sisters
Margie Blount of Katy, TX
Jacqueline King Pierre of Jacksonville, FL

Brother, Roosevelt King, Jr. of Shelbyville

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


Ms. Muriel (Bailey) McGee, 71, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX.  She was born April 17, 1943, in Ashtabula, Ohio.  A cremation was selected and no services are planned at this time.

Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.


09/29/2014

Charles Ray Davis, 78, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Neuville Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Byrd and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 29, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born January 13, 1936 in Van Zandt County, Texas to John Henry and Lillie Mae Davis. He served in the National Guards, he was a welder for Tyler Pipe for many years and he retired from Tyson after many years. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, John Henry and Lillie Mae Davis, Son, Charles Ray Davis, Jr., Brother, John Henry Davis, Jr. & Sister, Wanza Lee Burks.

He is survived by:

Wife, Billie Eaves Davis of Center

3 Daughters:
Linda Masoud & husband, Maher of Humble
Ginger Little of Conroe
Tonya Walker & husband, Richard of Conroe

Step Children:
Kathy Ford & husband, William of Bronson
Debbie Loftin & husband, Ronald of Joaquin
Marty McDaniel & wife, Ann of Joaquin

Numerous Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

5 Sisters:
Elizabeth Chaney of Ben Wheeler
Ruth Mullins & husband, Max of Ben Wheeler
Pearlene Purkey & husband, Delbert of Minneola
Martha Ann Liebel of Fruitvale
Ann Aldridge & husband, Robert of Lubbock

Half Sister, Opal Kemp of OK

Half Brother, Fred Davis of OK

Pallbearers will be Deacons of Neuville Baptist Church

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


09/28/2014

Billy Van Hairgrove, 56, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Buena Vista Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. Hairgrove was born December 13, 1957 to Van Newton Hairgrove and Patsy Marie Lilly Hairgrove.  Mr. Hairgrove was a member of AMA, Shelby County Cruisers and First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Janet Hairgrove of Center

Son: Joel Ethan Hairgrove of Center

Sisters:
Becky Jordan of Center
Beth Cassell and husband, David of Center

Brother: Bobby Hairgrove and wife, Carol of Henderson

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Van Newton Hairgrove and Patsy Marie Lilly Hairgrove

Pallbearers will be Donnie Adams, Johny Covington, Kenneth Hardy, John Halstead, Matt Boren, Terry Stanaland, Bill Arnold and Waylon Griffith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sylvester Riley, Zach Verhalen, Caiden Rainbolt, Jack Ford, Taylor Tomlin, Adam Reeves, Dustin Hearne, Josh Burns, Jared Wiggins, Chris Dunn, Dalton Horton and Kamden Owens.

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


09/25/2014

James Harold Milford, 73, of Longview, TX, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, in Longview. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born September 26, 1940, in Timpson, TX, James Harold Milford was the son of the late William Arthur and Emma (Ramsey) Milford. He graduated from Timpson High School, and on July 9, 1960, he and Flora Jean Smith were married in Houston. James Harold was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone and AT&T for thirty years and retired as an office manager. He was a member of Calvary Christian Tabernacle in Longview.

Survivors include his wife Jean Milford of Longview; 3 sons, Ricky, Tracy, and Darren Milford, all of Longview; sister, Linda Askins and husband Charles of Timpson; brothers-in-law Ken Ramsey and Howell Glen Hudson, both of Timpson; and 3 grandchildren, Amanda Milford and husband Val, Dustin Rivers, and Conor Milford.

In addition to his parents, James Harold Milford was preceded in death by sister Judy Ramsey and an infant sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the James H. Milford Memorial Fund, Chase Bank, (account #3045130985) .

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


John W. Perritt was born January 14, 1951 in Wisner, LA. and passed from this life September 22, 2014 at his residence in Monterey, LA.

Funeral services will be 11am Saturday September 27, 2014 at Lismore Baptist Church in Monterey, LA. with Rev. C. D. Beard and Rev. Paul Stevens officiating. Interment will follow at Coates-Perritt Cemetery in Monterey, LA. Visitation will be 5pm till 8pm Friday September 26, 2014 at Lismore Baptist Church Monterey, LA.

John is preceded in death by his parents Tom and Lillie Perritt, two brothers Boyd Perritt and Clarence Rogers, a sister Betty Humble, sister in-law June Rogers, nephew David Perritt and two nieces Glenda Sue Rabb and Trela Rogers.

Survivors include:

Sons:
Jason Perritt and wife Andrya of Weatherford, Texas,
Mario Perritt and wife Dannette of Weatherford, Texas,

Grandchildren: Melanie Perritt, Colten Perritt, Natalie Perritt, Nathan Perritt, and Rebecca Perritt, Daisy Perritt, Dakota Perritt, and Kayla Hollis,

Sisters:
Minnie Sue Crouch and husband Jackie of Monterey, LA.,
Adalene Duncan and husband Walter of Monterey, LA.,
Audrey Barbe and husband RE of Center, Texas,

Brothers:
Earl Perritt and wife Dot of Monterey, LA.
Jimmy Rogers of Weatherford, Texas

And many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be James Rodney Crouch, Michael Crouch, David Hedrick, Eddie Meache, Albert Crouch and Charlie Perritt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Duncan, Jackie Crouch and Jimmy Rogers.

Friends may call for visitation 5pm till 8pm Friday September 26, 2014 at Lismore Baptist Church in Monterey, LA.

Online guestbook at www.comerfh.com

Services under the direction of Comer Funeral Home Ferriday, LA.


James Authur Polk, Jr., age 44, of San Augustine, Texas. Mr. Polk passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at his Residents in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, September 27, 2014 at True Vine Baptist Church with Officiating Minister, Charlotte Nelson. Visitation will be held Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:30pm until 6:30pm at Garner & Sons Chapel.

Survivors include: 

Wife, Brenda Perez of San Augustine, Texas

Children:
Javon Johnson of San Augustine, Texas
Robert Johnson of San Antonio, Texas
Oceania Johnson of Houston, Texas

Mother, Mrs. Nettie Polk of San Augustine, Texas

2 Sisters
Sarah A. Polk of San Augustine, Texas
Sonja Polk of San Augustine, Texas

1 Brother, Antonio Henson (Gloria) of Dallas, Texas 

As Well as a Host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends.

Services under the direction of Garner and Son Mortuary


09/24/2014

John William Jarrell, 86, of Longview, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 in Longview.

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

Mr. Jarrell was born January 15, 1928 in Eldorado, Illinois to Sam T. Jarrell and Flossie Vessell Jarrell. He served in the United States Air Force in 1946. Mr. Jarrell was most recently employed as a brick mason.

He is survived by
Daughters:
April J. Isham and husband, James of Longview
Candice J. Riedel and husband, Bill of Longview

Sons:
Michael Dean Jarrell and wife, Darlene of Horn Lake, Mississippi
Johnny Lee Jarrell of Longview

Eight Grandchildren

Seven Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Sam T. Jarrell and Flossie Vessell Jarrell
Son: Allen Dion Jarrell
Sister: Mrs. Jeanna M Luster

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


09/22/2014

Rex E. Bradshaw, 68, of Center, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.

Mr. Bradshaw was born February 25, 1946 in Center to Elvie Franklin Bradshaw and Doris Hewitt Welch Bradshaw. He was an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Bradshaw was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by
Children:
Donna & Kelly McSwain of Center
Branden & Cindy Bradshaw of Center
Melissa & Mike McGhen of Center
Buddy Lee & Chastity Bradshaw of Center
Derek & Debra DiVerdi of Center
Denny & Gus Minkler of Logansport, Louisiana
Stacey & Phillip Scarborough of Huxley
Kristin & Michael Whisenant of Center

Grandchildren:
A.J. & Amy McSwain
Rick, Payton and Brady McSwain
Dustin & Ashley Chandler
Jake & Keni Bradshaw
Chelsea Bradshaw
Ashton, Rebekah, Ethan and Presley McGhen
Cutter and Chylar Bradshaw
Jager and Chesney Hudman
Carley and Drew DiVerdi
Jordan and Cole Powdrill
Juli Ann and Carmella King
Brayden, Brylee, Brysen and Bryant Scarborough
Kobe, Kade, Cathy and Gabrielle Whisenant

Great Grandchidlren:
Collin and Blakeley Chandler
Jason Bradshaw
James Lee McSwain

Special Friends: Kristi & Clifton Porter

Preceded in death by
Parents: Elvie & Doris Bradshaw
Wife: Cathy Bradshaw
Brothers: Charles Bradshaw, Benny Wayne Bradshaw
Sisters: Latain Whittlesey, Betty Lou Daugherty

Pallbearers will be A.J. McSwain, Rick McSwain, Payton McSwain, Jake Bradshaw, Dustin Chandler, Drew DiVerdi, Jordan Powdrill, Cole Powdrill, Clifton Porter, James Radney, Kevin Link and Cecil Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Porter, Royce Lynn Johnson, Jim Belrose and Bubba Scates.

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


09/20/2014

Grover Cook Hicks, age 104 of Center passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

Services will be 4pm Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5pm until 7pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Grover was born October 18, 1909 in Shelby County to parents, Grover Cook & Annie Lou (Jetton) Cook McWilliams. Grover’s father, Grover Cook, passed away before Grover was born and she was named after her father. She was a member of First Baptist Church in La Marque, Texas for 47 years and a member of First Baptist Church in Center since 1997. Grover was the last living member of the Conway Bible Sunday School Class and was now a member of the Rachel Sunday School Class. She retired from South Western Bell Telephone Company where she was a telephone operator for 30 years. Grover was a member of the First Baptist Church Golden Harvest Club, Red Hat Club, Pioneer Club for South Western Bell retirees, she was also a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, Mother advisor for the Rainbow Girls for 20 years. She loved playing dominoes and 42 and she hated to lose.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cook & Annie Lou Cook McWilliams, her husband, Alvin Hicks, her sister, Eva Cook Stegall and Cousins, Katha & Bill Watson.

She is survived by:
First Cousin:
Murel Bush Thomason of Center and her family
Betsy & Dan McDonald of Houston
Yondi Watson & family of Center
Yanci & Ron Hendricks & family of Huxley
Brandi & Steven Sikes & family of Houston
Ashli McDonald of Austin

Numerous other family, cousins and many friends

Pallbearers:
Bob Bush, Kenneth Earl Bush, Bruce Bush,
Dan McDonald, Jerrod Nutt & Ron Hendricks

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


09/20/2014

Jeanette Lorraine Rhodes, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 in Tyler, Texas.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Carroll’s Chapel Church in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Jeanette was born December 1, 1928 in Center, Texas, to the union of Unit & Golice Booth.
She is survived by her
Stepdaughter:
Betty L. Rhodes-Shapiro of Palmdale, California

Sons:
Earl, Mitchell, & Miguel Rhodes of Dallas, Texas

Daughters:
Michael B. Rhodes, & Michelle J. Berry of Dallas, Texas
Marcialynne “Lyndi” Rhodesfields of Tyler, Texas
Myra L. Fields of Boise, Idaho

Brothers:
Willie G. Booth
Jimmy R. Booth

Sister:
Margaret J. White

Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Husband: E. Clifton Rhodes Jr.
Parents: Unit Booth and Golice Wright
Daughter: Mitcheon Gibson, Sacremento, California
Son: Marcus L. Rhodes, Dallas, Texas
Brother: James “Jim” Milford Booth, Center, Texas
The family would like to thank the staff & nurses of Pine Grove Nursing Center for all of their help & care for our mother, along with her health care providers.

Memorial services conducted by Watson & Sons Funeral Home, 1554 State Highway 7 East, 936-598-4331.

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


09/19/2014

Jimmy Glynn McMahon, 70, of Dallas, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home in Mesquite and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mr. McMahon was born October 24, 1943 in Shelby County to Hoy E. McMahon and Avis Holt McMahon. He was an avid outdoorsman and spent much time hunting and fishing. Mr. McMahon loved his family and was always laughing, telling jokes and entertaining them with his great sense of humor.

He is survived by
Wife: Judy McMahon of Dallas

Son: Scotty McMahon of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Aaron McMahon of Dallas
Summer McMahon of Joaquin

A number of step children and step grandchildren

Brother: Tommy McMahon and wife, Frances of Center

Sister: Linda Moody and husband, Tommy of Center

Nephews:
Michael McMahon and wife, Linda of Center
Brad Moody and wife, Kaylyn of Nacogdoches

Niece: Jan Storrs of Houston

Preceded in death by
Parents: Hoy E. McMahon and Avis Holt McMahon
Grandparents: Hamp V. McMahon and Ellie McMahon; Lee Holt and Maude Holt

Pallbearers will be Tommy McMahon, Tommy Moody, Brad Moody, Michael McMahon, Scotty McMahon and Aaron McMahon.

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


09/18/2014

Archie Thompson Buddin, Jr. died at the age of 85 on September 13, 2014 in Lufkin, Texas.

A private memorial service was held on September 15, 2014 in Center, Texas.

Born August 26, 1929, he was the son of the late Archie Thompson Buddin and Gladys Gibbons Buddin Taylor. He was a graduate of Salem High School and The Military College of South Carolina, the Citadel. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and was awarded the Purple Heart in Korea. Archie retired after a successful career in the automotive industry as a sales executive with Ford Motor Company, Subaru and Toyota.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Melanie Lyons of Delray Beach, Florida
Michelle Buddin of Florence, South Carolina
Tiffany Buddin and husband, Chad of Rosenberg, Texas

Brother: Pat Buddin and wife, Peggy of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Lois Ann Coker and husband, Donald of Turbeville, South Carolina
Mary Gayle Paul and husband, Jerry of Westerville, Ohio

Grandchildren:
Cassie and Hillary Lewis
Julie and Jonathan Tomaiko

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


Patrick O’Neal Buddin, 80, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pat was born August 21, 1934 in Clarendon County, South Carolina to Archie Thompson Buddin and Gladys Gibbons Buddin Taylor. He served in the United States Army. Pat met Peggy on a blind date and on that date, he asked for her hand in marriage. She said, “Yes” and they were married three months later. October 1st would have been their 48th wedding anniversary. In August of 1967, Pat and Peggy moved to Center. In December of the same year, he became one of the founders of Toledo Finance Corporation. Pat later became the sole owner and today there are over sixty locations in Texas. He loved Toledo Finance Corporation and he most recently served as chairman of the board. Pat was still involved, along with his two children, Jason and Adrienne, in day to day business operations. Pat valued each of his employees and loyal customers. He loved his family and especially enjoyed the time they spent traveling. Pat had a love for cars and over the years he owned a variety of automobiles. He enjoyed attending “Board Meetings” at Center Tire Company with his close friends. He had a huge heart and loved helping others. Pat was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by
Wife: Peggy Buddin of Center

Son: Jason Patrick Buddin and wife, Angela of Austin

Daughter: Adrienne Buddin Schoelpple and husband, Brian of Austin

Grandchildren:
Ashley Bigbie
Jameson Schoelpple
Zoe Buddin
London Buddin

Sisters:
Lois Ann Coker and husband, Donald of Tuberville, South Carolina
Mary Gayle Paul and husband, Jerry of Westerville, Ohio

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Archie Thompson Buddin and Gladys Gibbons Buddin Taylor
Brothers: Jerry Blake Buddin and Archie Thompson Buddin, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Steve Tinkle, Brad Davis, Dewey Howard, Kirk Dillon, David Chadwick and Murray Mathews. Honorary pallbearers will be W. I. Davis, Gail Cuculic, James Campbell, L.H. Hewitte, Kenneth Hardy, Buddy Hancock, Fred Wulf, Rick Campbell, Luke Motley, Mike Middleton, Jason Covington, Jerry Bob Nix, Bob Reeves, Sammy Dance and Will Lucas.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pat and Peggy Buddin Scholarship Fund at Stephen F. Austin University, PO Box 6092 – SFA Station, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092 or https://forms.sfasu.edu/giving/onlinegift.asp

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


09/17/2014

Betty Pickard, 84, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 in San Augustine. She was born to Carl E. Olson and Aurilla Hooper on October 2, 1929 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosevine Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation is from 5pm until 8pm Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:00pm at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine. Burial will be at Chumley Cemetery, San Augustine County with Bro. Cliff Durham officiating.

She is survived by
Daughter: Margie Brown, and husband, Bill of Texas City, Texas

Sons:
Tommy Pickard, and wife, Colleen of San Augustine
Jerry Pickard, and wife, Cyndi of San Augustine

Grandchildren:
Cliff Eberland, and fiancé, Alaina Mathewson
Derron Cook, and wife, Jocelyn
Caleb Pickard, and wife, Randi
Collette Hanzel, and husband, Tracy
Casey Pickard, and wife, Melissa
Audrey Craig, and husband, Robert
Hollie Craig, and husband, Daniel
Jerry Pickard Jr., and wife, Jessica
Calan Pickard, and fiancé, Jennifer Lout

Great-Grandchildren:
Kyle; Lauren; Andrew; Timothy; Charlotte; Sawyer; Ethan; Samuel; Judah; Caden; Peyton; Noah; Elijah; and McKenna

Brother-in-law: Horace Pickard, and wife, Peggy of Nederland

Sister-in-law:
Eleanor Mills, and husband, Ernest "Punk" of San Augustine

8 siblings

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burton Pickard; and 2 siblings

Online condolences can be posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.


Nolan Edward McDonald, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ben Gibbs and Bro. B.A. Morris officiating. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Mr. McDonald was born May 13, 1928 in Shelby County to Luther James McDonald and Coren Snider McDonald. He served in the United States Navy and later became a self-employed farmer and rancher. Mr. McDonald enjoyed being a fishing guide on Toledo Bend for many years. He was a member of West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville, where he served as a deacon.

He is survived by
Sons:
Larry McDonald and wife, Larenda of Center
Gary McDonald and wife, Angela of Center

Daughter: Tammy Steptoe and husband, Bruce of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Casey Lovell and husband, Bradley
Lindsey Snell and husband, Stephen
Jason McDonald and wife, Lyndy
Greg McDonald and wife, Stefanie
Grant McDonald and wife, Heather
Bryan Sanders and wife, Kassie
Brodie Steptoe and wife, Tiffany
Kyle Steptoe and wife, Samantha

Great-Grandchildren:
Dillan Snell, Delane Lovell, Kobe Sanders, Kylie Snell, Carsey Lovell, Kingston Sanders, Sydney Vee McDonald, Dallas McDonald, Denver McDonald, Gavin McDonald, Shade McDonald, Easton Steptoe, Levi McDonald, Gace McDonald, Tenley Snell, Landry McDonald

Sisters:
Bronice Curtis of Shelbyville
Garvis Raborn and husband, Henry of Splendora
Jean Risinger and husband, Edward of Shelbyville
Belva Hofmann and husband, Don of Magnolia

Brothers:
Howard McDonald and wife, Betty of Houston
Gordon McDonald and wife, Pat of Carthage

Brother-in-law: Spencer Parker of Shelbyville

Sisters-in-law:
LaWanda Reynolds of Buna
Martha McDonald of Houston

Preceded in death by
Wife of 58 years: Virginia Parker McDonald
Parents: Luther James McDonald and Coren Snider McDonald
Brother: Marlon McDonald

Pallbearers will be Jason McDonald, Greg McDonald, Grant McDonald, Brodie Steptoe, Kyle Steptoe, Stephen Snell, Bradley Lovell and Bryan Sanders.

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


09/16/2014

Paul Thomas Hudspeth, age 56 of Center passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in San Augustine after a sudden illness.

Graveside service will be 4 pm, Friday, September 19, 2014 at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County with Bro. Lee Saenz officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 am until 3:15pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Family will go in procession from the funeral home to Old Sardis Cemetery, leaving the funeral home at 3:15pm.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ed & Mavy Hudspeth and Brother, Eddie Earl Hudspeth.

He is survived by:

Wife, Shannon Gibbs of Center

Children:
Jerry Paul Hudspeth & wife, Misty of Timpson
April Gilchrist & husband, Lark of Center
Chrystal Crabtree & husband, Will of North Carolina
Justin Gibbs of Center
Kelsey Gibbs of Center
Mary Hancock of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Adria & Brylie Hudspeth & Faith Noel
Dakota Hudspeth & Sierra Harvey, Victoria Gilchrist & Austin Gilchrist
Destiny Hobson, Hannah & Madison Crabtree

Brothers & Sisters:
Jesse & Sandy Hudspeth
Henry & Shelly Hudspeth
Yancy & Christina Hudspeth
Claudia Faye & Tommy McClelland
Nina Jo Walker & John Miles
Frank & Debbie Hudspeth

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Mangum Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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


Our precious angel on Earth, Charlotte Jeanette Lunsford, 71, born March 5, 1943 in Houston, Texas and a resident of La Porte, Texas entered into the presence of Jesus in the early morning hours on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Dumas, Texas.

Family will receive friends on September 18, 2014 for a visitation from 12 PM until 2 PM with a service at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church--275 West Magnolia, Garrison, Texas.

Over the past 45 years of her life, she had traveled throughout the United States singing about Jesus and winning souls for the kingdom of Heaven. Her kind, loving, and sweet spirit touched so many lives throughout her time here on Earth. She was such a special lady to everyone who she came in contact with. Known by Momma, Nanny, and Aunt Net, she was truly one-of-a-kind. We know she is rejoicing on the streets of gold with the love of her life, Wendell and her son, Craig, who she longed to be with.

Jeanette is preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Jesse Wendell Lunsford; her precious son, Wendell Craig Lunsford; her sweet sister Judy Barrackman; and Mother Melba Hollan & Father, E.E. Hollan.

She is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law; Tammy & Ben Hannan; Denise & John Denton. Grandchildren; Chad Warden & wife Nikki, Cassie Stafford & husband Jeremy, Brandon Lunsford, Caleb Warden, and Brittney Rost & husband Rickey; Great-grandchildren; Kelsi Warden, Addison Warden, Hannah Stafford, Hailey Stafford, Cade Warden and Hensley Stafford. Sisters; Darlene Phillips & husband Bill, Brenda Khalili & husband Ray, brother-in-law, Charles Barrackman and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

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


Woodrow Wilson Foster, 101, of the Short Community of Shelby County, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 in Henderson.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ed McRae and Bro. W. T. Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Woodrow was born November 5, 1912 in Stephenville to William Thomas Foster and Annie Lou Blanton Foster. He worked as a display artist for Leonard Brother’s department store before WWII. During the war, Woodrow worked as a draftsman for Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth. In 1946, he moved to the Short Community of Shelby County, where he ran a dairy farm. When the poultry industry hit Shelby County, Woodrow raised chickens. He retired from the poultry industry in the late 1960’s and devoted all of his time to his artwork. One of his greatest achievements was being named the winner of the annual Texas State Artist competition in 1991. Woodrow retired from art in 2004, but continued to draw his caricatures. He lived at his home in the Short Community until 2012, when at 100 years of age, he moved to Henderson to live with his daughter.

He is survived by
Daughter: Sara Beth Hancock and husband, Joe of Henderson

Grandchildren:
Amber Joanna Hancock of Tyler
Seth Foster Hancock of Henderson

Great Granddaughter: Stella Bethmarie Speck of Tyler

Nieces and Nephews:
Marlin Glynn and Jayne Hughes of Nacogdoches
Carol Ann and Bill McCarty of Burkeville
Terry and Judy Foster of Center
Wamon Foster of Hart
David and Jeanne Foster of California
Keith and Diana Foster of Missouri
Royce Ray Foster Case of Abernathy
Nell Dene Foster and Parker Kelly of California
Jerry and Nancy Foster of Oregon
Danny Foster of Oregon
Leroy Foster and Loridene of Hereford

Preceded in death by
Wife of 70 ½ years: Lorene Hughes Foster
Parents: William Thomas Foster and Annie Lou Blanton Foster
Brothers: James Clyde Foster, Jesse Olin Foster, Charles Alonza and Emma Della Foster, Benjamin Bryan and Joy Irene Foster, Silas Roy and Hulda Foster, Emmett Edgar and Maggie Lena Foster, Thomas Otis and Lettie Louella Foster, Robert Lee and Ellen Virginia Foster
Sister: Annie Opal and Ernest Robertson
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law: Herbert Marlin and Uletha Glaze Hughes
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law: Herbert Trammel and Lillie Mae Turner Hughes
Nieces and Nephews: Charles Ray Foster, Gerre Bryan Foster, Benjamin Dwight Foster, Charles Alonza Foster Jr., Annie Marie Foster Koster, Aileene Elizabeth Foster Tucker, William S.D. Foster, Russell Duane Foster, Joyce Laverne Foster, Everett Robertson

Pallbearers will be Seth Hancock, Terry Foster, Scott Foster, Lynn Turner, John Monk, Sammy Monk, Jon Hughes and Dylan Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Short Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Short Methodist Church
PO Box 854
Center, Texas 75935

Short Cemetery
c/o Sue Bell
1243 Sunset Circle
Center, Texas 75935

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


09/15/2014

Ima “Biggie” Hendricks, 77, of Huxley, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Larry Chandler & Chad Murphy officiating and eulogy given by grandsons, Jon Jones & Jared Jones. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 19, 1936 in Shelby County, Texas to A.E. “Buddy” and Evie (Anthony) Wagstaff. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley. She was a resident of Green Acres Nursing Home.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, A.E. “Buddy” & Evie Wagstaff, Husband, L.E. “Sambo” Hendricks, Brother, Jerry Wagstaff and Sister, Doris Thompson.

She is survived by:

Daughter & Son-in-law:
Teresa & Craig Jones of Huxley

Daughter:
Linda Jansen of Huxley & friend, David Griffin

Grandchildren:
Ashley Balkcom & husband, Jason of Huxley
Jon Jones & Kinsey Carrington
Jared Jones & wife, Madison of Huxley
Drake Jansen of Huxley

Great Granddaughter:
Landry Balkcom of Huxley

Sisters:
Billie Hooper of Shelbyville
Mary Guidroz of Vidor
Linda Rachal & husband, Alton of Natchitoches, LA

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Prentice & Thelma Hendricks of Huxley
Verbon & Joyce Hendricks of Huxley

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:
Craig Hendricks, Ron Hendricks, Bryan Hendricks,
Luke Hendricks, Jeff Cater, Puncho Elliott, Steve McQueen,
Bubba Metcalf, Johnny Metcalf, Billy Thompson, Lance Murphy & Chad Murphy

A special thank you to the staff of Green Acres Nursing Home for all of the love and care they have shown our Biggie for the past 4 years.

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


Osis E. “Bub” Mitchell, 89, of Garrison, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 at Mitchell Cemetery in Walker County with Bro. Tommy Largent officiating.

Mr. Mitchell was born May 16, 1925 in Willis to Osis Mitchell and Hycie Key Mitchell. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved spending time with family.

He is survived by
Brothers:
H.M. Mitchell and wife, Thelma of Garrison
L.C. Mitchell and wife, Sandra of Timpson

Sister: Nancy Taylor of Port Arthur

Preceded in death by
Parents: Osis Mitchell and Hycie Key Mitchell
Wife: Audria Mitchell
Sister: Earline Boyd

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


Larner B. “Buddy” Davis, 78, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. James Granberry and Larry Hume officiating. A military honors graveside service will follow at Ashbury Chapel Cemetery in Center under the direction of VFW Post #8904.

Mr. Davis was born August 25, 1936 in Logansport, Louisiana to Larner B. Davis Sr. and Mary Florence Pratt Davis. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1957 and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #8904. Mr. Davis was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Lela Davis of Timpson

Children:
Steve Dewayne Davis of Lake Charles, Louisiana
Kathy Lynn Bunch and husband, Clayton of Louisiana
Rhonda Anne Babineaux of Duson, Louisiana
Tonya Jean Romero of Duson, Louisiana
Donnie Aaron Davis of Duson, Louisiana
Monica Ann Lantier of Scott, Louisiana

Stepson: Jody Ray Grubbs and Micah of Timpson

20 Grandchildren

A number of Great-Grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Larner B. Davis Sr. and Mary Florence Pratt Davis
Son: Ronnie B. Davis
Daughter: Deborah Dianne McCauley
Stepson: Michael Weldon Grubbs

Pallbearers will be VFW Post #8904, Jody Ray Grubbs III, Steve Dewayne Davis and Trace Davis.

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


09/12/2014

Roberta Jane Summers, 67, of Humble, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 in Humble.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center; beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Ms. Summers was born October 8, 1946 in Illinois to James Martin Summers and Dolores Imogene McClure Summers.

She is survived by
Husband: Donald Langley of Lawton, Oklahoma

Daughters:
Dianne Truitt and husband, Allen Truitt of Center
Dody Mahoney and husband, Matt of Norman, Oklahoma

Brother: Earl D. Thurmond II of Humble

Sisters:
Glenda F. Tarpley of Texas
Sandra Hambrick and husband, Cary of Charlottesville, Virginia

Grandchildren:
Ashley Alexander of Center
Patrick Mills and fiancé, Mikaela Stone of Center
Averie Truitt of Center
Lauren O’Connor of Norman, Oklahoma
Logan Mahoney of Norman, Oklahoma
Madison Mahoney of Norman, Oklahoma

Great-Grandchildren:
Payton Brown of Center
Braden Alexander of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Lisa Hambrick Daidone of Crozet, Virginia
Anna Tarpley of Spring
Billy Tarpley of Spring
Donnie Kettler of Spring
Skipper Thurmond and wife, Teresa and daughter, Arel of Humble
Troy Britney of Kingwood
James Britney of Kingwood
Ashley of Texas

Great Nieces & Nephews
Elizabeth Daidone of Crozet, Virginia
Jason of Texas

Preceded in death by
Father: James Martin Summers
Step Father: Earl D. Thurmond
Mother: Dolores Thurmond
Infant Son
Sister & Brother-in-law: Judy and Bill Kossbom

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


09/11/2014

Willie Mae “MawMaw” Bush, 92, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Todd Jenkins and Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Ms. Bush was born February 5, 1922 in Shelby County to Archie Kimbro and Alma Bailey Kimbro. She was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church in Center, where she was involved in the 50+ Club.

She is survived by
Son: Don Bush and wife, Susan of Timpson

Grandchildren:
Peggy Watlington and husband, Jasen
Gaylon Howard
Robert Bush
Penny Jones and husband, Wayne
Melody Griffin and husband, Robert
Steven Bush and wife, Renee
Jimmy Bush
Kathryn Shofner and husband, Vic
Lesley Cockrell

Great-Grandchildren:
Roni Goodwin
Brandi Shiflett and husband, Tommy
Lacy White
Elizabeth Pinkston and husband, Richard
Linsey Watlington
Gage Watlington
Braydon Howard
Macie Bush
Cassie Bush
Nathan Jones
Kylee Moore and husband, Cheyenne
Blake Griffin
Colton Bush and wife, Jessica
Ruston Bush
Taylor Amburn
Cam Amburn
Bryce Cockrell
Reese Cockrell

Great-Great-Grandchildren: Alanea, Kase, Logan, Camden, Dylan, Kinzley, Andrew, Landry “Roadrunner”, Greysen, Jaxon, Brooklyn, Destin, Kaden, Emma, Eli, Addie

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Sister-in-law: Bonnie Berwick

Special Niece: Sarah Lee

Preceded in death
Husband: Special Bush
Daughter: Jeanette Brothers
Son: Ronnie Bush
Parents: Archie Kimbro and Alma Bailey Kimbro
Great-Granddaughter: Dayna Howard

Pallbearers will be Ricky Hollingsworth, Michael Bush, Dwayne Bush, Darren Wiggins, Justin Lee and Bubba Bush. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Wheeler, Danny Bush, Eric Lee, Randy Bush, Paul Wiggins, Jody Wiggins and Nathan Jones.

The family wishes to give special thanks to her caregivers, Peggy, Penny, Melody, Roni, Alanea, Kylee, Lacy, Bonnie, Sarah, Alice, Brandi, Paula, Jennifer and Lisa.

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


09/11/2014

Fred Glynn Cruse, age 77 of Center, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at his residence in the James Community.

Services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.

Fred was born January 2, 1937 in Joaquin to parents, Dan & Sibbie (Eaves) Cruse who precedes him in death. He was a carpenter and worked for Whittaker Construction Company in Shreveport for many years. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where he was the song leader for many years. He was known as “Pop” to his step-children and step-grandchildren that loved him and will miss him dearly.

He is survived by
Wife:
Barbara Griffin Cruse of Center

Step-Children:
Leisha Sowell & Jerry Meldrum of Joaquin
Donald Sigler & wife, Melissa of Center
Amy Trent of Timpson
Elizabeth Mitchell & husband, John of Temple

10 Step-Grandchildren
12 Step-Great-Grandchildren

Pallbearers:
Sammy Arnold, Brandon Sowell, Glenn Sowell, William Cox, Steve Cox & Ronald Miller

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


Clarise Henry, 90, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at County Line Cemetery in Rusk County with Bro. Gayle Odom officiating.

Ms. Henry was born August 27, 1924 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Calvin Lindsey and Fannie Dollar Lindsey. She was a member of Lighthouse Church in Tenaha.

She is survived by

Daughters:
Shirley Gilmore and husband, Everett of Hebert, Louisiana
Judy Green of Tenaha
Kathy Bryce of Caledonia

Sons:
James Owens and wife, Sandra of Mt. Pleasant
Junior Owens and wife, Stacy of Tenaha
Tony Henry of Tenaha

Twenty-seven grandchildren

A number of great and great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Calvin Lindsey and Fannie Dollar Lindsey
Sons: Michael Henry, Kenneth Owens

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


09/10/2014

Timothy Blaine Foehner, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Tyler.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ron Luman officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Foehner was born January 23, 1943 in Washington County, Texas to Adoue Blaine Foehner and Dorothy Odell Wheeler Foehner. He retired from Griffin Oil Company after 20+ years of service and also worked at Davis Timber Company for a number of years. Tim was an avid fox hunter and loved to hear his hounds running. He never missed an opportunity to be at any activities involving his grandkids. Mr. Foehner was a member of Center Bible Fellowship in Center.

He is survived by
Son: Rick Foehner and wife, Kelly of Shelbyville

Granddaughters:
Blaine Foehner and fiancé, T.J. Goodwin of Shelbyville
Krystina Henry and husband, Brad of Frisco, Louisiana

Grandson: Cade Foehner of Shelbyville

Great-Grandsons:
Grayson Henry of Frisco, Louisiana
Gavin Henry of Frisco

Preceded in death by
Parents: Adoue Blaine Foehner and Dorothy Odell Wheeler Foehner

Pallbearers will be Robbie Williams, David Griffin, James “Porky” Landua, Albert Welch, Jeff Boyd and Eric Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Lawson, Douglas Jackson, Tommy Moody, Don Moody, Robert Griffin, and Tommy McMahon.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Foehner’s name to The McDade House of Shreveport, 1825 Warrington Place, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.

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


Ronnie N. Britton, 71, of Timpson, Texas, died September 8, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carroll W. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mr. Ronnie Nathenial Britton was born January 7, 1943 in Shelby County, Texas. He was the only child born to the marriage of Garland and Bertie Mae Harris Britton. Ronnie was raised and schooled in Timpson graduating with the high school class of 1962.

He worked as a farmer and carpenter. Mr. Britton married Debbra Ann Fields December 12, 1987 and they celebrated 26 years together. Ronnie loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing and hunting. He is preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Britton is survived by his loving wife Debbra Britton of Timpson, mother Bertie Mae Britton of Timpson, mother-in-law and father-in-law, C.W. and Lucille Fields of Antioch, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Sarah Fields of Carthage, numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.


09/09/2014

Arnie Patterson, age 55, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014, in Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas. He was born November 2, 1958, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to H. Allen Patterson and Wanzie Brewer Patterson. He served 5 years in the U.S. Navy and later started Patterson Tree Service until the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his father, H. Allen Patterson; and stepsisters, Mitzi Blackerby and Sheila Pounds.

Mr. Patterson is survived by:

Wife, Robin Patterson

Son, Casey Patterson and wife, Niekkole, of Houston, Texas
Son, Michael Barnett and wife, Jeannie, of Flint, Texas
Stepson, Jay Lawrence and wife, Samantha, of Houston, Texas
Stepdaughter, Amanda Nelson Rice of Michigan
Stepdaughter, Leslie Luna of Virginia

Grandsons, Shane Barnett, Achilles Patterson and O'Rylan Davis

Six other grandsons and one granddaughter.

Mother, Wanzie Wheeler and stepfather, Sam Wheeler of Tenaha, Texas

Brother, Doug Patterson and wife, Terrie, of Henderson, Texas
Brother, David Patterson of Houston, Texas
Sister, Ruth Patterson Winters and husband, Joel, of Jefferson City, MO

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4pm Friday, September 12, 2014, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 501 E. US Hwy 80, White Oak, Texas 75693. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Texas Funeral Home, Longview, Texas.


09/07/2014

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside of Austin, Texas passed away August 27, 2014. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on February 27, 1928 to Roy B. Dent and Mary Odell (Johnson) Dent of Timpson, Texas. She grew up in Tenaha and Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School. On November 27, 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Stanley Whiteside and spent more than 52 years teaching, raising children and enjoying life together.

Ouida received her bachelor's degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University and later earned her master's degree in educational administration. As a high school English teacher, she spent more than fifty years in the classroom touching the lives of many students, mentoring many young teachers and building countless lifelong relationships. In Austin, Ouida taught at Travis High School, McCallum High School and retired from Anderson High School in 2005.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was occasionally called upon to share her insights on the scriptures of the week. She truly loved teaching, literature and her family.

Ouida was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Jack Dent and her sister Rodell (Dent) Spencer. She is survived by three brothers: Roy Dent of Lake Murvaul, Texas, Troy (Kay) Dent of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and Ted (Pat) Dent of Nacogdoches, Texas; four children: W. Robin (Pat) Whiteside of Austin, Vikki Whiteside of Midpines, CA, Marti (Ron) Willens of Pacific Palisades, CA and Stan (Tay Tanya) Whiteside of Fajardo, Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren: Gage Brown of Austin, William R. Whiteside of Austin, Brandy Whiteside (Justin Little) of Austin, Shane Ingraham of Austin, Zack (Yesika) Ingraham of Austin, Stephanie Ingraham of Los Angeles, CA and Troy Whiteside of Austin; and seven great-grandchildren: Easton Brown, Noah Ingraham, Kobe Ingraham, Kaylee Whiteside, David Whiteside, Cris Whiteside and Jaylee Whiteside.

Sid Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate at the memorial service at 11:00 am on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ouida's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 3520 Executive Center Dr., Suite #140, Austin, Texas 78731.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff at The Summit Northwest for their contributions to Ouida's care and comfort.


09/06/2014

Rev. Douglas Keifer McDonald, 81, of Timpson, Texas, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014, at his home in Timpson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 8, 2014, at Hi Way Tabernacle, Timpson, with Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born August 1, 1933, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, Rev. Douglas McDonald was the son of the late Ollie D. and Maud (Smith) McDonald. On June 29, 1956, he and Sarah Crump were married in Terrell, TX. Douglas McDonald was a truck driver for Wanda Petroleum and a mechanic for Eakin Motor Company until he opened Doug McDonald & Sons Auto Repair in 1982. In 1988 he opened McDonald & Sons Auto Parts and in 1993 acquired Ace Hardware.

After attending Hi Way Tabernacle one Sunday in 1968, he began pastoring the church as long as his health allowed. Even though occupied with his business endeavors and pastoring Hi Way Tabernacle, Rev. Douglas McDonald served as the mayor of Timpson from 1998 until 2010. And he still found time to lovingly fulfill his roles as husband, father, and Papa.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah McDonald of Timpson; 3 sons, Douglas Roy McDonald and wife Aretta of Overton, TX, Jim McDonald and wife Tammy of Timpson, and Tim McDonald and wife Misty of Timpson; aunt Effie Edwards of Timpson; and 5 grandchildren: Melissa Rodriguez, Ryan McDonald, Reid McDonald, Keelie McDonald, and Bailen McDonald.

In addition to his parents, Rev. Douglas McDonald was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Doy, Eloy, and Norman McDonald.

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


09/04/2014

A.C. “Jake” Jacobs, 93, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Memorial Health Systems of East Texas in San Augustine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Military honors will be given by VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be Sunday evening, September 7, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Graveside service and burial will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

He was born May 5, 1921 in Kaufman Co, Texas to Tom and Minnie (Cantrell) Jacobs. He served in the US Army for 4 years during WWII. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Tom and Minnie Jacobs, Wife, Kate Jacobs, Granddaughter, Dana Elizabeth Bryant & Brothers & Sister, Marvin Jacobs, Tommy Lee Jacobs, Lloyd Jean Jacobs, Lewis “Slim” Jacobs & Della Lee Edwards.

He is survived by:
4 Children:
Jeanie Bryant & husband, Scott of Cleveland
Susan Valentine & husband, Jack of Horseshoe Bay
Ronny Jacobs & wife, Sandra of Houston
Penny Jacobs Lightfoot & husband, Larry of Columbus

Grandchildren:
Kyle Bryant of Cleveland
Craig Bryant of Cleveland
Ryan Bryant of Rusk
Michael Marshall & wife, Christine of Florida
Kimberly Etheridge & husband, Scott of League City
Andrea Dominguez & husband, Randy of Bacliff
Deanna King & husband, Skipper of Katy
Aaron Jacobs of Houston

Great-Grandchildren:
William & Christine Bryant
Angela Bryant
Sophie & Zoe Marshall
Ella Kate & Ava Etheridge
Trevor, Tristan, Tate & Taylor Dominguez
Sarah & Allen King

Brother:
Billy Dean Jacobs of Terrell

Sister:
Murlene Griggs of Canton

Sisters-in-law:
Vaydene Hamm of Paris
Frances Via of Beaumont
Reception for family & friends to follow the services on Monday at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

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


09/03/2014

Henry Leroy Wilburn, 64, of Patroon, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 after fighting the good fight against cancer.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2014 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham, Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Lamar Denby, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Leroy was born Sept. 29, 1949 in Orange, TX to Henry L. and Grace Wilburn. He retired as a truck driver for Tyson Foods after 26 years of employment. He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at the age of 26 and was baptized by Bro. Fred Stewart. Leroy was liked by all who knew him and will be remembered for his sense of humor and joyful personality. He was well-known for his ability to do any mechanical work that needed to be done and for being a Ford fanatic. In his spare time, he rebuilt and remodeled a 1966 Ford F-100 twice and a 1966 Ford Mustang, painting them both his favorite color, blue. He enjoyed trot-line fishing and was known to bring in 70 and 80 pound catfish on his week-long camping trips with the family. A camping trip for him meant no running water, electricity or civilization for miles around. In his earlier years, he also enjoyed raccoon hunting and won several trophies with his hunting dogs.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry L. Wilburn.

He is survived by his mother, Grace Wilburn of Patroon; children, Brandi Emanis and husband, Scott, of Patroon, Shannon Wilburn and wife, Tera, of Sexton, Katie Smith and husband, Jonathan, of Patroon; grandchildren, Jessie Rose, Ashton Battles, Delaney Emanis, Jaiden Wilburn, Max Emanis, Raylee Wilburn, Kaylin Miller, Keelan Wilburn; siblings, Bernice Graham and husband, Hugh, of Lufkin, Donice Wilburn and wife, Alice, of Nacogdoches; and many friends and extended family members.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Rose, Ashton Battles, Max Emanis, Shannon Metcalf, Ray Buckley, Joe Flowers and Thomas Ray Bryan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Burnice Ray Bryan, Bruce Denby and James Blue.

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


Funeral services for Mr. Willie “Uncle Bob” Cartwright (76) of Nacogdoches, Texas, formally of the East Hamilton Community died September 3, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center, Texas. Services will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, 623 MLK Drive, Center, Texas. Mr. Cartwright’s service is set for 10:00am. Rev. Charlvin Doty will be officiating.
Mr. Cartwright is survived by:

Wife, Flora Mae Cartwright of Nacogdoches, Texas

(3) Sons: Willie Earl (Nenita) Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas
James Cartwright of Nacogdoches, Texas
Ala Cartwright of Center, Texas

(1) Stepson: Jasper Pettigrew

(4) Daughters: Alice Cartwright Henderson of Jacksonville, Texas
Peggie Cartwright Scott of Jacksonville, Texas
Loretta Cartwright (Charlvin) Doty of Phugerville, Texas
Linda K. Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas

(1) Stepdaughter: Pam Pettigrew

(2) Brothers: Walter Allen Cartwright of Ft. Worth, Texas & Jack Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas
(1) Sister: Iva Nell Johnson of Shelbyville, Texas

Visitation will be at Hicks Chapel Friday, September 5, 2014, from the hours of 6pm to 8pm
Burial will be at Brittain Creek in the East Hamilton Community (Shelbyville, Texas)


09/02/2014

Taylor Keith Keele, 21, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Memorial Medical Hospital in San Augustine.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 1, 1993 in Nacogdoches to Troy and Tirrie (Dobos) Keele. He graduated from Timpson High School in 2011 where he graduated with honors and was ranked 14th in his class and he was active in powerlifting and track. Taylor was full of life, he loved skiing, fishing & rope swings. He was a dare devil and lived life to the fullest, always with a smile, full of love and energy. He will be truly missed by his family & friends.

He is preceded in death by his Grandmothers, Opal Dobos & Sue Keele, Grandfather, Dan Keele, Uncle, Tony Keele, Uncle, Cowboy Santos and Uncle, Danny Keele.

He is survived by:
Parents:
Troy & Tirrie Keele of Center

Brother:
Randall Gilchrist & wife, Cheli of Martinsville

Sister:
Terrin Strahan & husband, Brenton of Gary

Brother:
Therrin Keele & fiancé, Tiffany of Center

Twin Brother:
Tyler Keele & girlfriend, Kelsey of Center

Brother:
Camden Hughes of Center

Grandfathers:
Doug Dobos of Tenaha
Marshall Dover of Center

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Friends & Relatives

Pallbearers:
Ryan Keele, Matthew Stanley, Mark Stanley, Lonnie Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Sr. & Michael Hurst

Honorary Pallbearers:
Marshall Dover, Doug Dobos & Justin McGuire
In lieu of flowers, family request that donations can be made to Mangum Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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


Jim Burr III, 57, of Center, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

A memorial service will be planned at a later time.

Mr. Burr was born June 25, 1957 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Jim William Burr Jr. and Mary Ellen Estes Burr. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church in the Neuville Community of Shelby County.

He is survived by
Wife of 35 years: Vickie Burr of Center

Children:
Danny Hayden Burr of New Mexico
Jessica Michelle Ingerton and husband, William of Shelbyville
Jim William Burr IV and wife, Tiffany of Center
Steven Huskey and wife, Lindsay of Neuville

Grandchildren:
Devlyn Ingerton, Sheridan Ingerton, Brionna Ingerton, Autumn Ingerton, Samantha Burr, Hunter Burr, Caitlyn Burr, Quinton Burr, Braxton Montgomery, Easton Burr, Ashton Moore, Dillon Moore

Mother: Mary Ellen Estes of Joaquin

Six Sisters

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Jim William Burr Jr.
Sisters: Sonya Burr

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


09/01/2014

Hatcher B. "Paw Paw" Horton, age 92, of the Mt. Gillion Community, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. Funeral services will be at 1pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church, 5545 Hwy 87N Center, Texas. Rev R.L. Cotton will be officiating.

Mr. Hatcher was a WWII Veteran.

Survivors are:
(2) Brothers: His twin Lane B. Horton & Milton Horton, Jr. of Center
(1) Sister: Thelma Henderson of Center

(7) Children that he reared:
Bessie Mangum of Tacoma, Washington
Margie Nell Thomas of Portland, Oregon
Joseph Horton of Center, Texas
Eric (Shelia) Horton of Austin, Texas
Edward Horton of Center, Texas
Josie Harper of Spring, Texas
Sharon Hamilton of Timpson, Texas

Visitation will be at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church on Friday, September 5, 2014 from the hours of 5pm to 8pm. Burial will be at Mt. Gillion Cemetery. The repass will be at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church following the committal.

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary, 804 MLK Drive, Center, Texas 75935.

 

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