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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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