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05/21/2015

Percy Garner and Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of Ms. Demetra Teel, age 43, of Houston, Texas. Ms Teel passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Houston Nortwest Hospital in Houston, Texas. Services are pending at this time. Additional information to follow.


05/20/2015

Ruth Reeve, 86, of Alvin formerly of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Alvin, Texas.

Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson.

She was born September 6, 1928 in Tenaha to Joseph Artist and Mattie (Cochran) Deaton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Mattie Deaton and her Husband, Robert Charlie Reeve, Jr.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Joseph Reeve & wife, Susan of Amarillo
Kenneth Reeve & wife, Jeanette of Alvin
Van Reeve & wife, Anita of Houston

5 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren

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


05/19/2015

Billy Joe “B.J.” Wright, age 80 of the Woods community, passed away, Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

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

He was born November 14, 1934 in Wills Point, Texas to parents, Maxie & Alice Cristine (Carpenter) Wright. He owned and operated B.J Wright Plumbing Services since 1978. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maxie & Alice Wright, his wife, Genevieve Nevels Wright and 2 sisters, Betty Jane Whisenhunt and Barbara June Brichetto.

He is survived by:

Son: Billy Jay Wright & wife, Muriel of the Woods community

Daughters:
Kimberley Jan Marshall & husband, Mike of College Station
Jodi Alyson Fountain& husband, Raymond of Center
Shelley Munsterman & husband, Gary of Highlands Ranch, CO

Grandchildren:
Christopher Marshall, Laura Newman, Jayson Wright, Josh Munsterman, Erin Lahey, Matthew Munsterman, Bryan Zulko & Amy Borja, Daylon Fountain, Tyler Fountain & Bryce Fountain

6 Great-Grandchildren and one on the way.

Brothers:
Bobby Jack Wright and wife Carolyn
Buck Jim Wright and wife Pat
Donald Gene Wright and wife Tommie

As well as several nieces and nephews

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


05/18/2015

Ricky Earnest Johnson, 52, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Johnson was born November 27, 1962 in Center to J.T. Johnson and Nora Evelyn Finklea Johnson. He worked construction – building houses, sheet rocking, chicken houses and took pride in refinishing furniture at home. His best piece was redoing his Grandmother Tennie’s old dresser.

Ricky leaves behind his extended family, Laurie Lynn Partlow – who he said “I wouldn’t be anyone without you.” Laurie’s children who called him “Pops” – John Smith and wife Tammy of Center, Stacey Smith of Dreka, Eric Partlow of Center, and Amy Lindley and husband, Jamie, of Huxley; the “boys” – six grandsons who he was “Paw Paw” to – Justin Smith and wife, Krystal, Matthew and Logan Smith of Center, Zachery Hass and Cody Holt of Lufkin, and Dakota Hass of Dreka and “Baby Girl” Evelynn Elizabeth Lindley; brother Johnny Johnson and Nadoona; sisters, Sue Ann Chisenhall and husband, Eddie Joe, Kathy Mora and Peggy Moore.

He is preceded in death by parents, J.T. & Nora Johnson; brothers, Jerry Thomas Johnson, Jackie Lee Johnson; nephews, Michael Etheridge, Rueben Olivas; nieces, Christy and Misty Olivas.

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


Lloyd Wayne Dodson, age 90, of Bonham, Texas passed away peacefully at home on May 17, 2015.

Lloyd was born to Albert and Christine (Graves) Dodson in the Elwood community (Route 1, Ivanhoe) on September 1, 1924. He went to school through the 8th grade in the Tulip School and grew up with a love of hunting and fishing. He then attended Bonham High School, graduating in 1942. After graduation, he worked for the railroad for a short time. In June 1943, Lloyd enlisted in the Army and served in the Pacific Theater for the remainder of World War II. In August 1945, Lloyd was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with “V” (for Valor) for heroic action against the enemy vicinity San Jose, Luzon, Philippines Islands.

After the war, he settled in the Bonham area and married Doris Grey Stimpson on March 29, 1947. They raised four children in the White Shed community before moving to Bonham in 1959. Lloyd was actively involved in his community and never found a sport he didn’t like. He was a farmer and builder of custom homes while simultaneously serving in the National Guard and the U. S. Army Reserves. He eventually became a full time recruiter for the Texas Army National Guard and continued to serve until he retired in 1984 with 36 years of service.

Lloyd was an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and helped build the current church building. He was a leader in Boy Scout Troop 260 and coached the Southwest Pump Cardinals in Little League. Lloyd was very proud of his children and grandchildren and all of their accomplishments. He loved fishing, hunting and sharing those passions with family and friends. He was justifiably famous for his fish fry dinners.

Service to veterans was Lloyd’s life. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Since 1967 when VFW Post 4852 re-organized, Lloyd was a strong and active supporter. When the old VFW building on Main Street in Bonham no longer met their needs, Lloyd was instrumental in getting a lot at Lake Bonham and helping build the new home for the Post. That building burned in November 1994, and Lloyd couldn’t wait to get started on a new one. In June 1995, the new building was opened. He was committed to the Post for 47 years, serving as Post Commander for 33 of those years.

As a father and a community leader, he always set the example. He didn’t tell you the right thing to do, he just did it. He saw things that needed to be done, and did them.

Lloyd was preceded in death by wife Doris Grey (Stimpson) Dodson; son Jerry Wayne Dodson; his parents Albert and Christine; brothers Dennis, Vertis, Tobe, Ward, and Stanley; and sister, Nadine. He is survived by his brother Clifford (Kathryn) of Mineola; son Danny (Debra) of Center; Son Ricky (Rumiko) of Lansing, KS; daughter Judy of Denison; eight grandchildren (Clint, Scott, Brandy, Tara, Raymond, Misty, Michael, Christopher); and six great grandchildren (Dexter Yi; Nicholas and Brandon Dodson; and Wade, Wyatt, and Charlotte Robinson).

Funeral services for Lloyd will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Cooper Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham. Brother Ricky Robbins will officiate with Brother Danny Dodson assisting. Interment will follow at Willow Wild Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be Wade Robinson, Steve Hopkins, Alan Dodson, Larry Dodson, Joe Dodson, and Margo Stimpson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dexter Yi, Wyatt Robinson, and Tom Ceglia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Wesley United Methodist Church 1580 CR 273 Bonham, TX 75418 or VFW Post 4852, 1610 Mitchell Dr. Bonham, TX 75418

The Dodson family would like to thank the wonderful staffs at Bonham VA Center, the Cosper Veterans Home, and Always Better Care Hospice. The family knows that Lloyd would want to acknowledge the years of friendship and support from Tom, Paul, Kathy, and the rest of his VFW comrades and families.

Family visitation will be on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home.

To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.coopersorrells.com


Services for Martha Price of Nacogdoches, Texas and a native of San Augustine Texas are scheduled for Saturday May 23, 2015 at 2pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in San Augustine Texas with burial to follow in the Mt. Zion cemetery. A private family visitation will be held on Friday May 22, 2015 at 3pm at the CJ Davis Memorial Funeral Chapel located at 453 McLaughlin Street in Timpson Texas.

Mrs. Price is survived by
Son:
Orlando Cepado Price (Sharon) of Big Sandy Texas and Michael Bland (Christina) of Houston Texas.

Daughter: Vivian Price of Nacogdoches Texas.

Sisters:
Vickie Lane (Joe) of Nacogdoches Texas and Debra Goodwin of Ft. Worth Texas.

Brothers:
Albert Goodwin, Jr. (Elma) of Desoto Texas and Alfred Goodwin (Lishea) of Nacogdoches, Texas.

7 Grandchildren
13 Great-grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Rev. K. Brian Davis, officiating and Rev. Scotty D. Bland, Eulogist.

Arrangements entrusted to the professionals of CJ Davis Memorial Funeral Services of Timpson Texas and Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas


Brenda “BB” Cook Hennigan, 70, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Robert Ortigo officiating. Interment will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont.

Mrs. Hennigan was born April 5, 1945 in Beaumont to John Earnest Cook and Nelwyn Earle Bowers Cook. She loved cooking, rodeoing, coffee time and spending time with family. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Joaquin.

She is survived by
Husband: Larry Hennigan of Joaquin

Children:
Shanna Verret and husband, Hoss, of Hamshire
Shawn Morgan and wife, Kelli, of Fannett
Larry “Bosco” Hennigan of Stillwater, Oklahoma
Anthony Hennigan and wife, Candace, of Joaquin

Sister: Carolyn Wilson of Sulphur, Louisiana

Mother: Nelwyn Earle Cook of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Morgan of Hamshire
Caleb Verret of Hamshire
Keli Morgan of Fannett
Kassi Morgan of Fannett
Kailea Hennigan of Timpson
Austin Hennigan of Stillwater
Steadman, Haley and Layla of Joaquin

Preceded in death by
Father: John Earnest Cook

Pallbearers will be Mark Ward, Caleb Verret, Justin Morgan, Newton Johnson, Jack Canton and James "Top" Sholar.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department, Desoto Fire District 1 and Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.

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



05/15/2015

Paul Pleasant Burgess, 91, of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 24, 1923 in Joaquin, Texas to the late Edmond and Anne Burgess. In 1945 he permanently moved to Ohio where he met his late wife of 47 years, Harriet Beard.

He served his country at Oak Ridge, Tennessee working in the construction of facilities for the Manhattan Project . Paul became a boilermaker in 1943 in Houston, TX and in 1945 joined the Boilermakers' Local 744 in Cleveland, Ohio. Paul retired in 1985. He passed his strong work ethic down to his children, grand and great-grandchildren.

Paul loved traveling to various states and countries participating in his family's celebrations from sporting events to Morgan County Fair 4-H shows, graduations and weddings. He loved genealogy and spent countless hours in various states tracing his family tree. He was an avid fisherman and taught all his descendants how to bait a hook, skin a catfish and passed on his love of Lake Erie walleye and perch. Many summers were spent in Northern Ohio with his family picking and preserving fruits with his children, grand and great-grandchildren. He had a great respect for nature and God's creatures. Every November he looked forward to driving to Texas for a family reunion at the "Farm" where his family farm is still maintained and kept alive by family members.

Paul was a man admired for his hard work, love of family, and overall goodness, a legacy he passed on to his family. He always had great stories to tell about growing up on an East Texas farm, working at construction sites, and living in old Avon Lake. Stories always included a colorful cast of characters that seemed to cross his path. His compassion, patience, love of God, and long life perspective endeared him to his family and friends.

In addition to his parents and loving wife, Paul was preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters.

He is survived by sons, Terry (Angela) Burgess of Plantation, FL and David (Christine) Burgess of Chandler, AZ and daughter Cindy (Jack) McGuire of Avon Lake, OH; Grandchildren Jason (Leigh) Burgess and daughter Mayah of Carrboro, NC, Ryan (Veronica) Burgess and sons Liam and Luke of Brasilia, Brasil, Michelle (Jay) Greer and sons Jordan and Justin of McConnelsville, OH, Kraig (Jamie) Burgess and children Navi and Lex of Peoria, AZ, Laura (David) Bares and children Charlie, Evan and Sarah of Northville, MI, Susie (Saro) Sabunciyan and daughter Pippa of Seattle, WA, Thomas (Maggie) Fanslow of Farmington Hills, MI. And many other loved family members and friends.

Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake from 6-9 pm Friday, May 15, and 10:30-Noon Saturday May 16. The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home at Noon on Saturday. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

Memorial donations may be made to "Neighbors in Need" at United Church of Christ in Avon Lake. To send a note of condolence to the family, go to www.buschcares.com.


Louann Hurst Leach, aged 59, of Pineland, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Center with Rev. Carl Smith, Rev. Rob Merriman, and Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Leach was born November 2, 1955 in Center, Texas to Jerry Waters and Marie Hurst Waters. Mrs. Leach enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities. She looked forward to their annual summer vacations where the entire family could be together, as family was so important to her. She particularly loved Christmas and watching her grandchildren’s faces as they opened their gifts. Whenever she was close to her grandchildren, she would devote time reading to them, playing with them, and holding them. Mrs. Leach also enjoyed spending time at Hawkeye, the family’s hunting club, shopping with her friends, and going out to dinner with her husband, Mick Leach. Whenever the family was happy, she was happy. She truly dedicated her entire life to make sure everyone had what they needed.

Mrs. Leach was an active member of Gideons International. She was involved in several women’s groups. Mrs. Leach was strong in her faith in God and blessed in her life. She believed in God and wanted all her children and grandchildren to have God in their lives. We know she is now watching over all of us and will always be with us wherever we go and in all that we do in life.

Mrs. Leach is survived by:

Husband, Mick Leach of Pineland

Two sons:
Mark Leach and wife, Jennifer, of Shelbyville, Texas
Tim Leach and wife, Courtney, of Penn Laird, Virginia

Five grandchildren: Colt, Gracie, Chloe, Reese, and Sydney Leach

Sisters:
Mary Lynn Tinkle and husband, Steve, of Center, Texas
Amy Philips and husband, Mark, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Brother, Nick Waters and wife, Misti, of Magnolia, Texas

Special Niece, Wendi Summers; and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jerry Waters and Marie Hurst Waters; and grandparents, Dr. T.L. and Lilly Hurst.

Pallbearers will be Todd Clark, Nathan Phelps, Donnie Moody, Jon Schillings, Tim Hopkins and Ray Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Wulf, Deuce Wulf, Vic Cooper, J.B. Raymond, Joez Jones, Justin Wagstaff, Heath Hagler, Randy Tomlin and Brady Scarber.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gideons International, PO Box 756, Hemphill, Texas 75948.

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


05/14/2015

Rozelle Edna Dowden Murray, 99, of Woden, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Garrison.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Bellwood Baptist Church in Bellwood, Louisiana with Bro. Billy Shugart officiating.  Interment will follow at Bellwood Baptist Cemetery in Bellwood, Louisiana.

Ms. Murray was born March 29, 1916 in Kisatchie, Louisiana to Stephen Willis Dowden and Ada Belle Rhodes Carter Dowden.  She loved quilting, crocheting, reading and making jewelry.

She is survived by
Sons:
James Melvin Murray and wife, Lori, of California
Hubert Whitman and wife, Euna, of Nacogdoches
Sheryl Elmer Murray and wife, Deborah, of Timpson
Michael Elmo Murray and wife, Carolyn, of Woden

Daughter: Charlotte Edna Murray Hamilton and husband, Tommy, of Nacogdoches

20 Grandchildren

33 Great-Grandchildren

10 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: Melvin Elmore Murray
Daughter: Madeline Carrol
Sons: Reginald Earl Murray, Ronald Stephen Murray
Granddaughter: Sabrina Fahey
Great-Grandchildren: Coby Murray, Aarron Michael Murray, Sidney Rene Murray, Cameron Elizabeth Murray, Baby Murray
Parents: Stephen Willis Dowden and Ada Belle Rhodes Carter Dowden
Brothers: Martin Carter, Newton Carter, Nathan Amos Dowden, Dave Dowden, Stephen Grant “SG” Dowden
Sisters: Maude Rector, Agnes Chance, Amanda Betts

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


Mrs. Doris Mae Bussey, 94, formerly of Timpson passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Washington State.

Service will be held Sturday, May 16, 2015 at Smyrna Church in Timpson, Texas starting at 1pm. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Rev. James Mosley will be officating the services.

Mr. Bussey is survived by:
Sons:
Andrew Bussey Jr. of Washinton
Terry Bussey of Washington

Daughter:
Jennifer Bussey of Houston , Texas

4 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren

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


Richard Lee Sharp, Sr., 59, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, May 12, 2015 in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Sharp was born November 2, 1955 in Center to Charlie Sharp and Georgia Evans Sharp. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by
Daughter: Kasey Hargrove and Robbie Chambliss of Tenaha

Sons:
Richard “Little Man” Sharp of Joaquin
Jamie Carroll of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Klayton Lewis
Christian “EZ” Lewis
Paislee Sharp
Wesley Chambliss

Brothers:
Charlie Sharp and wife, Charlotte, of Michigan
Donald Harris of Denver, Colorado

Sister: Annie Sharp of Orange

Nephews:
Bimbo Sharp and wife, Debra, of Joaquin
Jeff Sharp and wife, Cindy, of Joaquin
Charlie Sharp and wife, Ashley, of Stonewall, Louisiana

Nieces:
Danyel Sledge and husband, J.P., of Joaquin
Deena Lum and husband, Casey, of Converse
Crissy Downing and husband, Rodney, of Deadwood

A host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Cindy Hargrove Sharp
Parents: Charlie Sharp and Georgia Evans Sharp
Brother: Jimmy Sharp

Pallbearers will be Jeff Sharp, Bimbo Sharp, Lil Charlie Sharp, Wade Alvis, Robbie Chambliss and Brad Stanley. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Head and Elzie Ray Estes.

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


05/12/2015

Leonard Sanford, 71, of Pearland, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Tusany Village Nursing Home in Pearland.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Borders Cemetery with Bro. John Bender officiating.

He was born October 23, 1943 in Casa Grande, New Mexico to Loniel Clayton and Juanita (Weir) Sanford. He worked as an environmental cleanup for Garner Environmental.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Diana Sanford of Pearland

Children:
Catherine
Leonard Sanford, Jr.
Loniel Sanford
Joann Sanford

Sister:
Lisa Martinez

Brothers:
Russell Sanford
Douglas Sanford
Daniel Sanford

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


05/11/2015

Vircle McSwain, 93, of Zwolle, La formerly of Center, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 in Lufkin.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Manning and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 15, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 26, 1921 in Shelby County to Samuel and Leta (Johnson) Lucas.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Tuck and Leta Lucas, Husband, Clarence McSwain, 3 Brothers, Floyd Lucas, Ennis Lucas & Dennis Lucas.

She is survived by:

Son:
CV McSwain & wife, Cathy and Corpus Christi

Daughter:
Sulane Mayer & husband, Gene of Zwolle, LA

Grandchildren:
Marc McSwain of San Jose, CA
Larissa McSwain of Corpus Christi

Great-Granddaughters:
Elysia & Estia

Sister:
Lillie Mae Williamson of Livingston formerly of Shelby County

Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Travis “Tappy” Wilburn, Bradley Wilburn, William Lucas,
Kerry Lucas, Royce Lynn Johnson & Joe Dykes

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


Velma Wheeler McLeroy, 93, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Plano.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.

Ms. McLeroy was born September 25, 1921 in Garrison to Weldon S. Wheeler and Della Nelson Wheeler. She was a homemaker and later worked alongside her husband, Chester, at the Center and Iola School Systems. Ms. McLeroy was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by:

Son: Dan McLeroy of Plano

Daughter: Janet Townsend and husband, Don, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Grandchildren:
Lori Gilbert of Lufkin
Joel McLeroy and wife, Trisha, of Lufkin
Rustin McLeroy of Houston
Ben Townsend of Bowling Green, Kentucky
Jeffrey Townsend and wife, Ali, of Bowling Green, Kentucky
Luke Townsend and wife, Crystal of Bowling Green, Kentucky
Shaina Townsend of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Great-Grandchildren:
Miranda Smith and husband, Ryan, of Honolulu, Hawaii
Hannah Gilbert of New York
Abby Gilbert of New York
Luke Gilbert of New York
Amelia Townsend of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Great Great-Grandchild: Maddi Smith of Honolulu, Hawaii

Sisters-in-law:
Gladys Davis of Austin
Charlsie Wheeler of Center

Preceded in death by
Husband: Chester McLeroy
Son: John Allen McLeroy
Parents: Weldon S. Wheeler and Della Nelson Wheeler
Brother: Hubert Wheeler, Oran Wheeler, Eula Wheeler, James Wheeler

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


05/10/2015

Jerry Donald Rudd, 66, of Center passed away Saturday May 9, 2015 in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Center Church of Christ minister Tim Perkins officiating and Rodney Golden leading congregational singing. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Jerry was born in the sand hills of South Jericho, Texas in 1948 to Pershing and Alene Cook Rudd. He lived in Center, Texas most of his life and was a loyal employee of Tyson Foods for more than 30 years in their hatchery and food processing facilities. Jerry was a diligent and hard worker, earning him the nickname “Speedy." He was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of Center Church of Christ. He loved his church family and the Holy Scriptures, studying the bible weekly. He was a familiar face in the Center, Texas community serving as Chaplain of the Capt. Jesse Amason Camp #282 Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Jerry, a devoted father and doting grandfather, especially loved spending time with his family and friends, where he was known for his big bear hugs. He married Flora Coyle and was the proud father of two daughters and grandfather to three grandchildren. Jerry possessed boundless energy, an indomitable spirit and an ever optimistic outlook on life. He will be dearly missed.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and brother Frank Davis Rudd. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Donna Rudd Anderson and husband David and Dana Rudd Richardson and husband Paul and three grandchildren Christina Patterson, Emily Richardson and Kathryn Anderson.

William Rudd, Barry Rudd, Matthew Rudd, Carl Rudd, Ray Smiley, David Anderson, Gene Bradshaw and Rodney Golden will serve as pall bearers.

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


05/08/2015

Bell Nash, age 90, of Center, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was a native of Broaddus, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at True Vine Baptist Church with interment at St. Peter Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas, Rev. Orvin Garrett Officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 10, 2015
1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Garner & Son Chapel.

Survivors include:

Grandson, Scotty Nash

Niece, Margie Johnson

Nephew, Lincoln Nash

Special Cousins: Tommy Garrett and Peggy Garrett Bray

And a host of other relatives and friends including the staff and residents of Green Acres Nursing Facility

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


05/06/2015

Jerry Dwight Willey, 67, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Dunnigan Church in the Patroon Community of Shelby County with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. B.A. Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in the Patroon Community of Shelby County.

Mr. Willey was born August 1, 1947 in Silsbee to David Crockett Willey and Anna Mahaffey Willey. He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 and Order of the Eastern Star #903. Mr. Willey was a longtime employee of L&R Timber in San Augustine and later was owner and operator of Patroon Store.

He is survived by
Wife: Debbie Willey of Shelbyville

Children:
Amanda Willey of Shelbyville
Gary Willey of Plantation, Florida
Arthur Willey and wife, Samantha, of Buckatunna, Mississippi

Special Children:
Ellen Lout of Center
Barry Lout of Patroon

Grandson: Austin Craig Willey of Buckatunna, Mississippi

Special Granddaughter: Samantha Bridges of Center

Brother: Nat Willey and wife, Charlene, of Pineland

Sisters:
Viola McKinney of Colmesneil
Grace Simmons of Milam
Mary Sullivan of Broaddus
Carolina Elliott and husband, Latrent, of Milam

Mother-in-law: Ruby Risinger of Goober Hill

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: David Crockett Willey and Anna Mahaffey Willey
Brother: Emory D. “Bill” Willey
Sisters: Cynthia A. West, Johnnie Faye Willey

Pallbearers will be Mike Lout, Ricky Lout, Jay Wilson, Chad Norton, Greg McDonald and Jeffery Ross. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.


Mr. Joe Bell, 60, of Tenaha, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center, Texas.

Services for Mr. Bell will be Saturday, May 9, 2015 starting at 11am at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas with interment to follow at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha.

Reverand Cedric Grace will be officating the services.

Mr. Bell is survived by:
Sons
Kendricks McClure of Tenaha, Texas
Korey McClure of Tenaha, Texas

Daughter
Greta Robertson of Houston, Texas

Sisters
Shirley Joffrion of Alexander, Louisiana
Linda Bell of Houston, Texas
Dorothy Smith of Houston, Texas

8 grandchildren

Community Funeral Home is in care of the funeral and arrangements


.05/05/2015

Jimmy Michael Cosby Sr., 75, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Cosby was born January 26, 1940 in Center to Thomas Cosby and Helen Passmor Cosby. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Cosby loved to cook and play music. He was the owner and operator of the Country Kitchen for 20 years.

He is survived by
Children:
David Day of Silsbee
Scarlett Schweim of Douglass
Wesley Cosby of Douglass
Kevin Cosby of Douglass
Patricia Cox of Nacogdoches
Thomas Cosby of Midland
Austin Cosby of Connecticut
Linda Weatherly of Garrison

Sisters:
Mary Walker of Center
Linda Hightower of Longview
Kathy Reed of Shreveport, Louisiana

Brother: Larry Cosby of Nacogdoches

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Son: Mike Cosby
Parents: Thomas Cosby and Helen Passmor Cosby
Brothers: Guy Cosby, Thomas Cosby Jr.

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


05/04/2015

Mr. Lucious Lee Rector , 51, of Center passed away Wednesday morning, April 29, 2015 at his residence in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services for Mr. Rector will be Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Abundant Love Ministries in Center at 2pm, interment will follow at WestView Cemetery in Center with Reverand Steve Standley to officate the service.

Mr Rector is survived by:
Wife
Winnie Rector of Nacogdoches, Texas

Sister
Teresia (Tim) Rector of Nacogdoches, Texas

Brothers
Johnny (Barbara) Rector of Center, Texas
Jimmy (Ella) Rector of Nacogdoches, Texas

Special Uncle
Grant Rector of Center, Texas

Special Aunt
Queen Standley of Center, Texas

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


05/03/2015

Charlie Helms, 74, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Tyler.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at New Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Ozay Ford and Bro. Ed McRae officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Helms was born December 21, 1940 in Oak Grove, Louisiana to Marvin H. Helms and Virginia Lovett Helms. He loved gardening, riding horses, fishing, woodworking and going to church. He was a member of Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church.

He is survived by
Daughter: Patricia Helms of Center

Brother: Kenny Helms and wife, Laurie, of Shreveport

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Sarah Helms
Parents: Marvin H. Helms and Virginia Lovett Helms

Pallbearers will be Todd Thompson, David Lawrence, Alex Munoz, Robert Ellis, Pat Tinkle and Patrick Lupton. Honorary pallbearers will be Duke Ellis and Shane Corbell, Billy Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church, 208 CR 2622, Center, Texas 75935, Hospice of East Texas Homeplace, 4111 University Boulevard, Tyler, Texas 75701 and New Hope Cemetery, 1721 FM 138, Center, Texas 75935.

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


Danny Ray Allison was born February 20, 1950 in Center, Texas to William Allison, Jr. and Wanda (Sanders) Allison. He entered into rest on May 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Graveside service will be at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Bro. Brent Crosswhite will be the minister.

He is survived by:

Wife: Donna Allison of Garrison, Texas

Son: Kelvin T. (KT) and wife Tracy Allison of Timpson, Texas

Grandson: Kelvin T. Allison II of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Sandra Allen of Garrison, Texas

Niece: Deborah Edwards of Garrison, Texas
Pamela Pollard of Garrison, Texas

Host of other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by parents: William Allison Jr. and Wanda (Sanders) Allison and a great niece: Abby Gayle Edwards.


05/01/2015

Mark Thomas “Monkey” Moore, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Mr. Moore was born April 19, 1956 in Center to Austin R. Moore and Maxine Thomason. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by
Daughter: Kristy Dunn of Charleston, Arkansas

Grandchildren:
Morgan Prescott of Charleston, Arkansas
Destiny Dunn of Charleston, Arkansas

Mother: Maxine Thomason Keiling of Mineola, Texas

Sisters:
Tresa Ross Pearce of Joaquin, Texas
Debbie Childs of Mineola, Texas

Brothers:
Lynn Moore of Port Arthur, Texas
Johnnie Moore of Mount Ida, Arkansas

Nieces:
Stephanie Whittington of Hays, Kansas
Stacy David of Santa Fe, Texas
Jamie Lindsey of Bronson, Texas
Courtney Moore of Joaquin, Texas

Nephew: Steven Howard of Wichita, Kansas

Uncles:
Dale Moore of McAlester, Oklahoma
Don Moore of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Special friend: Jackie Boyette of Joaquin, Texas

Preceded in death by
Father: Austin Moore
Grandparents: Marshall C. Thomason, Zora Thomason, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moore

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


Francis Louise Todd, 80, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on August 10, 1934 in Caledonia, Texas, the daughter of Walter P. Stone and Frankie Crump Stone. The family will have a Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas at 2 PM on May 1, 2015.

Louise and her husband Sam K. Todd were married for 62 years. She enjoyed crocheting and making dolls. She loved having family gatherings.

No matter what you had done in your life Gan-Gan loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all of her heart. She found joy in “spoiling” every child she met and also made sure to tell their parents to do the same.

She is survived by:

Children:
Daughter, Betty Caldwell and husband Dan of Timpson, Texas
Son, John Todd and wife Patricia of Timpson, Texas
Daughter, Nell Yates of Channelview, Texas
Son, Sammy “Bo” Todd of Timpson, Texas
Daughter, Frankie Parkman and husband Kim of Marshall, Texas
Son, Buster Todd and fiancé Mandy Mayes of Nacogdoches, Texas
Son, Joe Todd and wife Linda of Timpson, Texas

18 grandchildren

28 great-grandchildren

2 great-great grandkids

And a host of family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Ms. Todd was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Sam K. Todd; two brothers, Boug Stone and Howard Stone; two sisters, Jeanette Burger and Katie Herndon; one grandson, John E. Todd Jr., and son-in-law, Glen Yates.

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


04/29/2015

James Milton Purdy, 88, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Pasadena.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Timpson.

Mr. Purdy was born May 19, 1926 in Lafayette, Indiana to Darby C. Purdy and Margaret A. Mather Purdy. He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Mr. Purdy was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by
Wife: Katy Purdy of Houston

Nephews:
James D. Purdy of Lafayette, Indiana
Michael R. Purdy of New Delhi, Indiana
William Farrell of Fisher, Indiana
George Farrell of Indianapolis, Indiana

Niece: Jackie McDowell

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

Sisters-in-law:
Weeda Lowry of Center
Sarah Lewis and husband, John, of Huntington
Betty Duke and husband, George, of Timpson
Rachael Brannon and husband, Ronnie, of Longview
Madora Purdy of Lafayette, Indiana
Norma Flournoy of Nacogdoches
Dorothy Flournoy of Longview

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Cousin: Sandi Williams

Preceded in death by
Parents: Darby C. Purdy and Margaret A. Mather Purdy
Mother-in-law & Father-in-law: Zelma V. Flournoy and Arbie A. Flournoy
Brothers: Jack W. Farrell, Richard D. Purdy
Brothers-in-law: Henry D. Flournoy, Clifford E. Flournoy, Paul E. Flournoy, Ray Lowry

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


Paradise Funeral Home & Hicks Mortuary are announcing funeral services for Mr. Charles M Elliott "Big Red" (57) of Center,Texas, formally of Houston, Texas. Mr Elliott died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Bernice, Louisiana.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 2, at 1:00pm at Curry AME Church, Strong, Arkansas. Rev Keith Grandberry officiating.

Mr Elliott is survived by long time friend, Gloria Fountain


04/28/2015

Services for Jennifer Leighann Sherwood will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Lakeside Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Moore and Shirley Mewbourn Brown. Visitation will be held at Hilliard Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m on Wednesday evening.

Jennifer Leighann Sherwood was born August 17, 1999 in Center, Texas and passed away at the age of 15 on April 26, 2015. She had been a resident of Canton all of her life, and was a member of Grace Family Church. She loved archery, photography and 4-wheelin'.

She was preceded in death by her Papaw, Robert Whitt.

Jenni is survived by
Father
John Sherwood of Canton
Mother
Kim Sherwood of Joaquin
Sister
Wendi Warren-Hollins and T'Mur Hollins of Mineola
Brother
Matthew Sherwood and Leah Sherwood of Mineola
Grandparents
Judy Whitt of Joaquin
Grady Sherwood of Canton
Rosie Webb of Broken Arrow
Nieces and nephews
D'Antheny Warren, DeAndrea Warren, Jasmine Hollins, Kendra Hollins, Ely Sherwood, and one on the way
Aunts
Sheila Pearce and family of Broken Arrow, OK
Sherry Frost and family of Coweta, OK.

If desired, memorials may be made to Children’s Health, 1935 Medical District Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75235.


04/27/2015

Angie Michelle Harrison-Garrett died April 24, 2015 at Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral services for Angie Michelle Harrison-Garrett will be Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Abundant Love Ministries (1218 Shelbyville St., Center, Texas) Funeral services will be at 11:00am. Bro. Larry Howard will be officiating.

Her survivors are:
Husband:
Calvin Gaddis Jr of Center, Texas

Sons:
Jamorian Harrison & Jamarius Harrison of Center, Texas

Daughters:
Jamya Gaddis & Cajaevia Gaddis of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Sonya Green & Luvinci Harrison of Nacogdoches, Texas

Visitation will be Friday, May 1, 2015 from the hours of 7-9 at Hicks Chapel (804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas).

The burial will be at Westview Cemetery.

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


Gregory Dewayne McClure, age 59, of Tenaha passed away Sunday night, April 26, 2015 at his residence in Tenaha. Funeral service will be at 11am Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Benford Chapel Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas with a lay-in-state prior to service from 10am until 11am. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Pastor Joseph Hall, Sr. to officiate.

He is survived by:

Mother, Faye McClure of Tenaha

Daughters:
LaKendra Thompson of Tenaha
Anitra Williams of Messiquita, Texas

Son, Chregg Henderson of Longview

6 Grandchildren

Brothers:
James McClure, Jr. of Houston
Elvis McClure of Tenaha
Kenneth McClure of Tenaha
Aubrey McClure of Timpson

Sisters:
Mattie Fields of Killeen
Deborah McClure of Tenaha
Maxcine Berry of Tenaha

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


Roy Samuel Crawford, 92, of Timpson, TX, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Garrison, TX. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday, April 27, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Born December 25, 1922 in Jefferson, Arkansas, Roy Samuel Crawford was the son of the late Samuel Lewis and Mattie Williams Crawford. He and his late wife were married on April 6, 1940, in Indianola, Oklahoma. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great great grandfather. Mr. Roy loved spending time outdoors. There was always grass to be mowed, pine straw to be picked up and garden to grow.

Survivors include:

Son, Roy Crawford Jr. of Whitney, Texas

Daughters:
Betty Eldredge of Timpson, Texas
Louise Koiner and husband Richard of Clarksville, Texas

7 grandchildren
Cindy Rhodes and husband Bobby
Sandy Jones and husband Carroll
Lisa Thompson and husband Charles
Stephanie Harris and husband Chris
Jeffery Crawford
Mike Koiner
Nancy Lawson and husband Roland

11 great-grandchildren and 9 great great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Roy Crawford was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Audrey Crawford; and son-in-law, Bro. Sammy Eldredge.

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


04/24/2015

Matthew (Matt) Alan Hibbard, age 35, passed away peacefully April 22, 2015, in his home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Matt was born July 6, 1979, in Nacogdoches, Texas and leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Kaye Yoder of Nacogdoches; father, Joe Hibbard of Chireno; sisters, Kim Williams of Nacogdoches and Nicole Lyon of San Jose, California; grandmother, Charlene Kraemer of Center; grandmother, Molly Barton of Center; grandfather, LD Hibbard of Chireno; and a loving group of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

He grew up in Nacogdoches and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. From an early age he was fascinated with the sound and rumble of engines which led to his remarkable ability to break down any complex machine and build it back to perfection. This fascination went from Tonka trucks to lawn mowers and led to his love of motorcycles and flying through the air in motocross competitions as a teenager. He attended Nacogdoches High School, shortly thereafter worked as a Product Supervisor on offshore oil and gas production platforms and attended Angelina College.

Matt coped with mental health issues overcoming many obstacles in his life. While he was inspired by his family to be strong, he made just as big of an impact to those around him with his kind heart and perseverance. The love he had for his family, his hopes and dreams along for his compassion for the world around him is best expressed through the many poems that he wrote and we can now treasure in his memory.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Andrew Kraemer of Center.

Many thanks to family, friends and neighbors for your love, support and prayers.

Visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Cason Monk-Metcalf's Sunset Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to: The Menninger Clinic, Love Inc Nacogdoches, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.


Weldon “Chuck” Tamplin, 87, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 in New Braunfels.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mr. Tamplin was born July 7, 1927 in Huxley to Kage Tamplin and Rosa Vaughn Tamplin. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Tamplin was a member of the Masonic Lodge Lake Shore Drive in Port Arthur and Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Susan Angelle and husband, Glen, of Beaumont
Vicki Smith and husband, Jerry, of New Braunfels

Grandchildren:
Hayley Turgeon and husband, Travis
Tanner Jorgensen
Jared Porter

Great Grandson: Nathan Turgeon

Brother: Brodie Tamplin and wife, Bobbie, of Houston

Numerous other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Dell Tamplin
Parents: Kage Tamplin and Rosa Vaughn Tamplin
Brothers: Dwight Tamplin, Zach Tamplin

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


04/23/2015

James Wesley Kellum, 72, of Timpson, Texas passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, surrounded by his family. James was born on February 25, 1943 to his parents, Wesley Wayne Kellum and Donnie Delia Broseh Kellum. Funeral services for James will take place Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Timpson. Brother Eric Pledger will officiate. Interment will follow immediately at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Visitation for James will be on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.

James was born in the community of Silas, Texas. He lived in Silas his whole life. He attended Timpson High School. He owned Kellum Logging and cut timber for the area for many, many years before retiring. During his life he enjoyed anything having to do with the outdoors. Fishing and hunting were among his favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. James was a faithful member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

James is survived by his loving wife, Judy. They met on a blind date arranged by one of his cousins. On May 21, 1994, they were married. He is also survived by his son Joshua Kellum and his wife, Candace; daughter, Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Terry; step-sons Ritchie Arnold and James Arnold and his wife, Donna; step-daughters Michele Cheavens and January Turner and her husband Steven; grandchildren Jessica, Jaycee, Travis, Jeramie, Janna, Bradlee, T.J., David, Chasity, Ashley, Nadina, River, Jordan, Michael, Jace, Piper, Zachary, Jacob and Addison, as well as four great grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Donna Stone and one grandson Jonathan Kellum.

Pallbearers for James will be Jessie Pipes, Joe Pledger, Mike Pledger, Chris Pate, Larry Malloy and Phillip Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bubba Arnold, Ritchie Arnold and Steven Turner.

In order to convey your condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.


Richard Harding Hallett “Rick Magee”, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Charlie Bush officiating.

He was born February 26, 1949 in Rhode Island to Richard Hallett and Katharine Jones Hallett. He was an ordained minister and was active in the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

He is survived by
Children:
Morgan Magee of Center
Collin Bush and husband, Colt, of Center
Isaac Magee of Alpharetta, Georgia

Grandchildren:
Jacelyn Rhone
Carson Bush
Cambree Bush

Sister: Ellen Dominique of Columbia, Missouri

Preceded in death by
Father: Richard Hallett
Mother: Katharine Jones Magee
Step-father: Wayne Magee

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

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


Laura Ellon Bounds Phelps Rainbolt, 81, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating, eulogy and remarks given by Martha Lou Carroll. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, April 24, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born January 27, 1934 in Many, LA to Walter Morris and Johnyne (Phillips) Bounds. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center and Beta Sigma Phi.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Walter and Johnyne Bounds, Husband, Walter C. “Bo” Rainbolt, Son, Randy Phelps and Son, Walter Rainbolt.

She is survived by:
Children:
Mark & Jane Phelps of Center
Jon Rholes of Kyle
Laura Jo & Kirk Richardson of Jasper

Grandchildren:
Dianne Phelps
Kelly Bara & husband, Troy
Ryan Rholes & wife, Irina Burcott-Rholes
Cassidy & Caiden Rainbolt
Avery, Alex & Alivia Richardson

Great-Grandchildren:
Finley Bara
Sofia Rholes

Sister:
Margaret Ihlo of Center

Brother:
Walter “Buster” Bounds & wife, Carolyn of Center
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

In Lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the Pinkston/Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 152, Center, Texas 75935 (Memo: In memory of Walter Rainbolt) or the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter St, Center, Texas 75935



Mrs Cristine Lane, 93, of Lufkin, Texas passed away on Tuesday evening, April 21, 2015 at Southland Nursing Center.

Services for Mrs. Lane will be Friday, April 24, 2015 starting at 1pm at the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center, Texas with interment to follow at the Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Pastor Lucien Tatum will be officiating the services.

Mrs. Lane is survived by:
Nieces:
Pam Martin (Joe) of Nacogdoches, Texas, Tammie Caraway (Keith) of Tyler, Texas, Patsy Stephenson of Carson, California
Nephew
Billy Harris (Beverly) of Beaumont, Texas
Godson
Jimmy Ervin of North Carolina

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


Allen Paul Shuemaker, 33, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Randall Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Buckner Cemetery in Center.

Allen was born October 9, 1981 in Shelby County to Bobby Shuemaker and Manuela Wilkinson Shuemaker.

He is survived by
Sons:
Matthew Colby Shuemaker of Kirbyville
Chance Allen Shuemaker of Joaquin

Parents: Bobby and Manuela Shuemaker of Tenaha

Sister: Lee Ann Shuemaker of Dallas

Numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Mozelle Wilkinson, Mitchell Wilkinson, Gladys Boykin, Woodrow Shuemaker

Pallbearers will be Tommy Joe Wilkinson, Michael Stringer, Jason Stringer, Matthew Turner, Tommy Lee Amburn and Bobby Cumberland. Honorary pallbearer will be Billy Cook.

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


04/21/2015

Margie Dockens Garrett, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at her residence.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Luke Garrett officiating.

Mrs. Garrett was born September 18, 1951 in Center to Clarence Dockens and Willie Dee Elliott Dockens.

She is survived by
Husband: George Randall “Randy” Garrett of Joaquin, Texas

Children:
Richard Jones of Joaquin
Maranda Knox and husband, Mike, of Eddy, Texas
Summer Covington and husband, Jody, of Joaquin, Texas
Chip May and wife, Kendra, of Joaquin, Texas
Luke Garrett and wife, Ginger, of Joaquin, Texas
Cristal Vasquez and husband, Salvador, of Opelousas, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Melissa Jones
Rachael Jones
Mariah Glover
Seth Knox
Maddie Covington
Jacey Covington
Lane Covington
Kensleah Loftin
Sage Davis
Khloe May
Sadie May
Jacob Vasquez
Molly Vasquez
Betsy Vasquez
Ally Garrett
Lauren Garrett
Whitney Garrett

Brother: Harold Dockens of Joaquin, Texas

Preceded in death by
Grandson: Kane May
Parents: Clarence Dockens and Willie Dee Elliott Dockens
Brother: Charles Dockens

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


04/20/2015

Charlie Mack Bussey, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Mr. Bussey was born November 9, 1937 in Center to Malcom Lee Bussey and Mattie Lou Steele Bussey. He served in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Beth Bussey Jones of Nacogdoches, Texas
Glyn Bussey Sloan and husband, Larry, of Groesbeck, Texas

Son: Chuck Bussey of Center, Texas

Sisters:
Barbara Windham of Bossier City, Louisiana
Mary Lou Lout and husband, Howard of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Reese Monroe
Luke Sloan
Savannah Sloan Maxey and husband, Ben
Sarah Sloan and Josh Willis
Weston Jones
Jacob Bussey
Julia Bussey
Samantha Sloan

Great-Grandchildren:
Charlie Maxey
Eli Maxey

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Wife: Lucretia Liem Bussey
Parents: Malcom Lee Bussey and Mattie Lou Steele Bussey
Brother-in-law: John D. Windham

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



Bo Barbe, 79, of the Aiken Community of Shelby County, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with L.D. Eddins officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Mr. Barbe was born November 12, 1935 in Shelby County to Charles N. Barbe and Lois McKinzie Barbe. He graduated from Center High School in 1953. Mr. Barbe went on to further his education at SFA, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1957 and his Masters Degree in 1963. He was a teacher at Excelsior Common School District, Timpson ISD and Center ISD. Mr. Barbe also worked at Shelby County Co-op. He was a member of Shelby County Farm Bureau, SFA Alumni Association and Excelsior ISD School Board. Mr. Barbe loved sports of all kinds, especially enjoying basketball and hunting. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by
Wife of 57 years: Linda Jones Barbe

Children:
Deborah Poquette and husband, Lee
John Barbe and wife, Keely

Grandchildren:
Chase Barbe
Connor Barbe
Carson Barbe

Sisters-in-law:
Patricia Webb and husband, Dr. James Webb
Jerry Sowell and husband, Robert

Brother-in-law:
Richard Thomason
O.A. Bailey

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Charles N. Barbe and Lois McKinzie Barbe
Sister: Jo Thomason

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Barbe’s name to Pinkston Roughrider Scholarship Fund, PO Box 152, Center, Texas 75935.

Pallbearers will be James Miles, Don Wheeler, Lee Sowell, Benny Ray Russell, Doyle Carter and Lane Dunn. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Stevens, Bobby Collins, Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Excelsior School Board.

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



Titus Nathaniel Brandon, 78, of Timpson, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Nacogdoches. He was born on August 1, 1936 in Troup, Texas, the son of Effie and Curtis Brandon. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, April 20, at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM at First Assembly of God Church with Brother E.J. Adams and Brother Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Being a pastor’s son, Titus moved around the area a lot growing up. He went to high school in Sour Lake, Texas. He was a person who loved deeply. His family was a very important part of his life. Titus loved spending time with family, especially his grandkids. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as gardening. Titus was very involved in the music ministry at First Assembly, and he’s a legend in the community with his country music. His passion was playing his guitar and singing, he blessed so many people through the years. He served on the board of First Assembly for over 35 years. Titus owned Brandon Heating and Air. He faithfully served his community’s air conditioning and heating needs for 47 years. Titus was an endowed member of the Timpson Masonic Lodge #437. He served their HVAC needs as well.

Titus is survived by his wife, Barbara. They were happily married for 57 years. Titus always said that the greatest event of his life was the day he met Barbara Hayes. They were married on December 21, 1957.

He is also survived by:
Daughters:
Kathy Brandon and Lois Brandon
Brothers:
Joseph Brandon, Sidney Brandon and his wife, Linda and Johnny Brandon and his wife, Joyce
Sisters Lois Brackin and her husband, Forrest and Eunice Humphrey and her husband, Rusty
Sisters-in-law:
Bea McDonald and Era Bell Inglis
Grandchildren:
Jonathan Williams and his wife, Jeania, Elijah Williams, Aaron Brandon, Joshua Cooper and his wife, Chelsea, Jesse Spruiell, Adam Cooper and Amber Cooper
Great-grandchildren:
Mallory Williams, Brayden LaGrone, Kayden Cooper and Avery Cooper
A host of nieces and nephews
Special friends
Robert Watts and Smokey Barclay.

Titus was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Janet Brandon and sister Dorothy Nutt.

Pallbearers for Titus will be Jonathan Williams, Elijah Williams, Aaron Brandon, Joshua Cooper, Adam Cooper and Jesse Spruiell.

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



Mary Ruth Green McKibben was born on March 31st 1923 in Timpson Texas. She was the youngest child of Joe John Green and Ruth Blankenship Green. Mary grew up in Timpson, where she attended the local public schools. She went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1943, and then attended medical school at the University of Texas at Galveston, graduating with her M.D. in June of 1946. Mary served her internship at the St. Louis, Missouri City Hospital where she met her future husband, J.W. “Mac” McKibben. They married in 1947.

Mac and Mary moved to San Francisco and then to Texas as they continued their medical training and started a family. In 1954 Mac and Mary and their two children moved to Modesto, California. Here Mary practiced anesthesiology for the next 34 years at Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1988.

Mary was an avid traveler and hiker. She and Mac travelled to many exotic places, including Antarctica and the Far East. They hiked the base camps of the Himalayas, and climbed Kilimanjaro. They especially enjoyed hiking in the high Sierras, and Yosemite was always a special place for both of them.

Mary’s husband Mac died in 2004. By that time, Mary was already suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. In 2006, Mary was moved to Pasadena, California to be closer to family to facilitate care for her continuously progressing disease. She died peacefully on April 17, 2015 at the age of 92.

Mary is survived by Two Children and Four Grandchildren. Her son Frederick McKibben and daughter in law Diane Danis of Pasadena, California, and their children Jeffrey McKibben and Elizabeth McKibben; her daughter Helen McKibben of Bethesda, Maryland and her children John Rasmussen and Jacob Caffrey.

Graveside Service will be on April 25, 2015 at 1pm at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.
The McKibben family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.


04/19/2015

Kathleen Elizabeth Kane, 63 of Nacogdoches, passed away Thursday morning, April 16, 2015 in Oak Manor Nursing Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by:

Daughter, Bobie (James) Grimes of Nacogdoches, Texas

4 Grandchildren

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


Clifford Ray Sparks, Jr., age 56 of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday morning, April 16, 2015 at Center Nacogdoches Medical Center Emergency Room, Center, Texas. Services will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11am at St. Paul Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10am until 11am prior to services at St. Paul Baptist Church. Interment to follow at McWilliams Cemetery Shelbyville, Texas with Pastor Freddie D. Wilson officiating.

He is survived by:

Wife, Evelyn Sparks of Shelbyville

Daughter, Bonishaia (Judge) Davis of Houston, Texas

Sons:
SirRoderick Sparks of Houston, Texas
Fredrick Sparks of Houston, Texas

6 Grandchildren

Mother, Cecil Lee Sparks of Shelbyville, Texas

Sisters:
Gloria Harris of Center, Texas
Linda Robertson of Center, Texas
Theresa (Glenn) Lathan of Shelbyville, Texas

Brothers:
Melvin Robertson of Center, Texas
Ray Charles (Barbra) Sparks of Shelbyville, Texas

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


Ben Johnson, 82 of Timpson, Texas, passed away Friday night, April 17, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Service will be held Saturday, April 25th at 1pm at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church of Timpson, Texas with interment to follow at Antioch Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. Pastor Cedric Grace will officiate the services.

Mr. Johnson is survived by:

Son
Ben Johnson III of Abilene, Texas

Special Niece and Nephew
Lucy and Allen Gossett of Timpson

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


Flora Bell Kirkpatrick Wedgeworth, age 86, passed away April 18, 2015. Graveside Service and laid to rest will be at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas on April 21, 2015 at 2pm.

Ms Flo, a longtime resident of Timpson, is a native of Jacksonville. She also lived in Beaumont and Houston for a number of years.

Proceeded in death:
Husband: Melvin Wedgeworth Sr
Parents: Mollie Frances Erwin and James Isaac Kirkpatrick
Sister: Christine Kirkpatrick Dove
Brothers: Prentice, Ragsdale, and Forrest Kirkpatrick
Son in Law: Butch Jacobs
Grandchild: Baby Welsh

Survivors:

Sisters: Edris Kirkpatrick Adams and Pauline Kirkpatrick Wagner of Jacksonville

Children:
Diane Welsh (David) of Houston, Donna Nash (Jimmy) of Timpson, Dale Jacobs and Melvin Wedgeworth Jr of Beaumont

Grands:
Dena Jacobs Hadnot, Jeffrey Welsh, Luke Maddox, Lindsey Welsh Worchesik, Randi Maddox Herod, Melvin Wedgeworth III (Trey)

Great Grands: Gabe Herod, Brooke Welsh-Jebbia, Nic Hadnot, Clayton Worchesik, Isabella Wedgeworth, Kyle Wedgeworth

Mom loved Jesus with her whole heart, and she was ready to go with him when He called her. She waited for Jesus for a very long time. He came to take her home with Him when He had her heavenly mansion prepared. She is rejoicing and singing praises to Jesus in heaven today, and she is walking on streets of gold. She entered the pearly gates in awe, greeted by all the ones she dearly loved and missed so much when they were gone from this earthly life. She is expecting us to join her there, when each of us make our own personal journey across the Jordan into Paradise.

Faithful daughter of her Lord and Savior, she was a servant of His. She sang in the choir at her church for many years. She prayed for her family every night as she called each one by name. She baked yummy buttermilk pies for everybody when food was requested. She was an Eastern Star. She was Mom and Nannie to her grands and great grands. She never smoked or drank or cussed. She never worked outside her home. She was a prayer warrior. She was a good wife, a good mom and grandmother, a good cook, a good housekeeper, and a good friend.

Honorary Pallbearers: Melvin Wedgeworth Jr, Jeffrey Welsh, Luke Maddox, Trey Wedgeworth, Gabe Herod, Nic Hadnot, Clayton Worchesik, Kyle Wedgeworth, Mike Herod, Tim Worchesik, David Welsh, Jimmy Nash

Special thanks to Rita McGowan, Emma Boles, Chaplain Dee Daniel, and all of the other wonderful compassionate Alzheimer’s caregivers at Accolade Hospice.

Thank you for an inspiring send off message Brother Gene Maddox.

Extra special thanks, all our love, and a special heavenly crown should be given to Donna Gail- special middle daughter- for her dedication in caring for Mom for several years, when she needed her the most.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.

"Mom we love you bunches, we will miss you, and in anxious anticipation, we wait to join you and Daddy one day soon. Tell Daddy we all say hey! That’s our Momma!"

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


John “JB” Madison Hughes Jr., 45, of Oak Leaf, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 9th, 2015. He was born on December 5th, 1969, in Hempstead, Texas, to John “Johnny” Madison Hughes Sr. and Barbara “Babs” Preston. JB was raised in the towns of Huntsville, Center, and Dallas, Texas, and was a surveyor all over the US for 24 years. He was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Baylor Bears, the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks, and the St. Louis Blues. JB was a devoted husband and a loving and supportive father and grandfather.

JB was preceded in death by his mother, Babs Preston; his sister, Roni Riggs; his uncle, Robert “Bobby” Burns; his grandfather, Robert “Bob” Burns; his grandparents, Velton Bee and Bonnie Ruth Franks Hughes; his brother-in-law, Vinny Diaz; and his granddaughter, Alayah Dawn Goodman.

He is survived by his soul mate, Leanna Hughes; his daughters and their families, Courtney and DJ Divers, Roni, Tyler and baby Waylon John Boidy, and Lauren Hughes; his father, John Hughes; his grandmother, Faye Burns; his step-father, Doug Preston; his aunts and uncles, Terri Cox, Bonnie B Hughes Lane, Annette Burns, and Veda, Sherry, Deryl and Eddie Preston; his in-laws, Bill and Deana Lovsey and Brenda and Irv Albrecht; his siblings, Jon Robert and Marilyn Hughes Pfeiffer, Niki, Jeb and baby Kinlee Chesson, Shelly and Jason Wells, Austin and April Preston, Jesse and Heather Hughes, Dennis and Melanie Preston, Billy Joe and Randi Brown, Ashley Nelson, Kasey Preston, Steven Preston; and his in-laws, Billie, Mike, Zina, Kerri, Melinda, Toni, Billy, and Todd; and many, many more family and friends that JB loved dearly.

In short, JB was an all-around amazing man who will be loved and missed by many. His memorial service will be Thursday, April 16 at 4p.m. at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County in Waxahachie, Texas.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute (in honor of his granddaughter Alayah) or the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (in honor of his mother Babs).
fetalcare@ssmhc.com

Services under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie, Texas.


04/17/2015

Ruby Bullock, 82, of Center, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Home.

She will be cremated and No services are planned at this time.

She was born May 15, 1932 in Rusk, Texas to Willie T. Bullock and Kizze Mae (Richardson) Bullock.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Willie and Kizze Mae Bullock, Sister, Willie Fenley & Brother, Roy Bullock.

She is survived by:
Brother:
Robert Bullock of Rosharon
Niece:
Kathy Casey of Shelbyville
Numerous other Family & Friends


Walter Cullen Chadwick, 30, of Horseshoe Beach, Florida passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Horseshoe Beach, Florida. He was born on April 25, 1984 in Bryan, Texas, the son of Walter Jonathan Chadwick and Susan Jo Callaway. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home on Monday, April 20, 2015. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at County Line Cemetery. Brother Josh Walters will officiate.

Cullen is survived by:

Parents, Jonathan Chadwick and Jo Brown

Brother, Nicholas Chadwick

Maternal grandparents, Joe and Ann Callaway of College Station.

Cullen was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter C. Chadwick and Nadine Chadwick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

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


04/15/2015

Merline (Luman) Metcalf, 89, of Panama City, FL formerly of Shelby County, passed away on January 3, 2015.

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ in Center with Bro. Shak Arlington officiating.

She was born April 17, 1924 in Shelby County to Bud and Nonie (McSwain) Luman.

She is survived by:
Daughter:
Delores Brown of Baconton, GA

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


The memorial sevice for Jean Whitley and Joe Bruton will be held at Jean Whitley's home in Timpson from 2-5pm on Saturday, April 18th.


04/14/2015

Larry Clinton Roberts, 72, of Baytown, TX was born August 29, 1942, in Houston and passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in his home surrounded by family. Larry graduated from Milby High School in 1960 and attended the University of Houston prior to enlisting in the U. S. Army. He served in the 2nd Armored Division as a Sharpshooter and Paratrooper. He was a very proud Vietnam Veteran. Larry (PaPaw) was a devoted son and brother and anybody who ever met him quickly learned to love him and his infectious smile. He was a charmer with a big heart and loved spending time with his family, epically his grandchildren. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed being at the deer lease, sitting around the campfire with friends and telling stories. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Ray Roberts and his mother and stepfather, Marie Lebo Stuart and J. E. Stuart.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sharla and Richard Bigler; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Roberts; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanie and Dale Costilow; grandchildren, Brett and Bailey Bigler and Nicole, Lindsay, and Lauren Roberts; and great grandchild, McKenzie Frederick.

His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Friday, April 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Graveside services with military honors will follow at 10:45 a.m. at the Houston National Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kurt Costilow, Wade Costilow, Donnie Jones, Russell Graham, Keith Bigler, and Ronnie Callaway.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.


04/13/2015

Funeral services for Infant, DeMarcus Bennett Jr. will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Drive). Rev. Wilbert Simmons will be officiating.

Infant, DeMarcus Bennett Jr. survivals are:

Parents: DeMarcus Bennett Sr. & Shaunice Smith

Brothers:
JuMareus McCollister
Wyatt McCollister

Sisters:
Kristen Johnson
Imani Smith
Ella Bennett

Grandmothers: Ella D Bennett & Maxine Moore

Great-Grandmother: Verlene Moore

Visitation will be Friday, April 17, 2015 from 4-6 at Hicks Chapel

Burial will be at Westview Cemetery

Services under direction of Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas.


***Updated service information

Services for Infant, Jaecyon Matthew Short will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:00am, at St Paul Baptist Church, due to the weather. Bro Freddie Willison will be officiating. Interment at Westview Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Parents: Jaelyn Short & Cidnee Williams

Grandparents: Tommy & Tabitha Williams
Craig & Lisa Garrett

Great-Grandmothers: Imojean Williams, Polley Garrett of Nacogdoches, & Laurice Robinson

Services under direction of Hicks Mortuary, 804 Martin Luther King Drive


Blue Bell Jenkins, 85, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center with Shepherd Howard Cloudy officiating. Burial will follow at West View Cemetery. The wake will be Friday, April 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 12, 1929 in Shelby County to Dillon and Myra Coleman. She was member of the Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ church. She worked for Holly Farms and the Shelby County Sheriff’s office.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Dillon and Myra Coleman, Husband, Hudson Jenkins, Daughter, Helen Jenkins Haynes, Daughter, Lee Elma Jenkins and Brothers, Jim Coleman & Edmond Coleman.

She is survived by:
Grandchildren:
Lavetha Jenkins Scott & husband, Bobby of Huntsville
Lisa Jenkins McNealy & husband, Joe of Dallas
LaDonna Jenkins Bailey & husband, Chadwick of Houston
LaDerrica Pitts Williams & husband, Gary of Tyler
Chris Jenkins & wife, Stephanie of Huntsville
Veleka Haynes of Houston
Krashaun Haynes of Houston
Denise Hewitt of Shelbyville

18 Great-Grandchildren

5 Great-great-Grandchildren
Numerous Other Family and Friends

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


04/12/2015

Jose Gustavo Tovar, 42, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father, Jose Vidarte officiating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Monday, April 13, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born July 11, 1972 in Mexico to Vicente Tovar and Delfina Guzman Tovar. He worked for LATX Operation in Waskom.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Vicente Tovar, Brother, Jose Luis Tovar and Sister, Maria Francisca Tovar.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Maria Francisca Tovar of Tenaha

Sons:
Brady A. Tovar
Gustavo Tovar, Jr.

Daughters:
Francisca Tovar
Estefani Tovar

Mother:
Delfina Tovar

Brothers:
Jose R. Tovar
Israel Tovar
Ramiro Tovar
Jose Joel Tovar & wife, Maria L.
Jose G. Tovar & wife, Erika
Vicente Tovar & wife, Yesenia
Isidro Martinez

Sisters:
Maria E. Tovar & husband, Jose
Maria M. Rico & husband, Jose
Maria A. Sandoval & husband, Ciro
Delfina Rico & husband, Arturo
Maria L. Perales & husband, Orlando

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, 2 Great-Nephews, 1 Great-Niece &
Numerous Uncles & Aunts

Pallbearers:
Gustavo Tovar, Jr., Brady A. Tovar, Jeffry Rico,
Reyes Rico, Jose Guadalupe Tovar, Jose Elorza,
Orlando Perales, Isidro Martinez & Jonathan Rico

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


04/11/2015

Dolores Ann Walker, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Walker was born May 14, 1936 in Center to Tilmon Warr and Gladys Hughes Warr. She was a teacher in the Children’s Department of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by
Husband: Gene Walker of Center

Children:
Laura Walker of Center
Steve Walker and wife, Catherine, of Buna

Grandchildren:
Caitlin Stevens and husband, Bart, of College Station
Lane Walker of College Station

Brothers:
Kenneth Warr of Caren Crow, Louisiana
Gaylon Warr of Ft. Walton, Florida

Pallbearers will be Barton Brown, John Black, Jack Nichols, James Greer, Phil Worsham and Bryan Wages. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Giddens, McNeil Moore, John Bender and Jason Locke.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Children’s Department, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935 or Short Cemetery Fund, PO Box 854, Center, Texas 75935.

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


04/10/2015

Sarah Caldwell Lancelin, departed from her earthly home, entering into her eternal home, the Celestial City, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the age of 85.

A native of Center, Texas, Sarah had a compassionate, giving, and dedicated spirit. During her life, she touched the lives of numerous people. Sarah served 20 years as a dutiful nurse at the University of Texas Medical Branch (M.D. Anderson.) She later transitioned to positively impact the lives of our youth, serving as an educator in the Houston Independent School District for over 20 years. She held membership in many organizations and received a host of acclamations, awards, and certifications. Sarah was a dynamic mother, an amazing grandmother, an affectionate sister, a remarkable neighbor, and an incredible friend. Her worldly knowledge coupled with her immediate experience yielded positive results. She was a committed community activist, a profound public speaker, and an avid gardener who enjoyed landscaping.

She was the mother of four children: Brenda Taylor, Lynda Mosley, Joel Moore and Yvonne Winston. Sarah was a grandmother of six children and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, twelve siblings, and one great grandchild.

She leaves to cherish her beautiful memory a sister, Leanna Martin Goree, her children, grandchildren, family members, loved ones and dear friends.

Homegoing services will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015, 9:00AM-11:00AM (Viewing), 11:00AM (Service), Palm Center Church of Christ, 6103 Beekman Road, Houston, Texas 77021.

Services are under the direction of McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. Online condolences can be signed at www.mccoyandharrison.com.


04/09/2015

Delores Jo Nichols was born July 13, 1947 in Garrison, Texas to Emmitt and Annie (Barton) Moore. She entered into rest on April 2, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas.

Memorial Service will be, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:30 am at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Garrison, Texas

Surviving Family:
Husband:
John D. Nichols of Garrison, Texas

Sister:
Barbara Frederick of Garrison, Texas

Daughters:
Deana Ward and husband Brady of Bagosa, Colorado, Penny Harris and husband Brian of Garrison, Texas

14 Grandchildren
9 Great-Grandchildren

Sister-In-Law: Shirley Palmer of Lake of Pines, Texas

Numerous nephews, nieces and a host of friends

Preceded in death by: Daughter Susan Ann Berry son-in-law Joe Berry and both parents

Service under the directions of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas


04/08/2015

Brooksie Griffin Tindol, 67, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery.

Mrs. Tindol was born March 13, 1948 in Center to George Wesley Griffin and Lois Campbell Griffin.

She is survived by
Husband: Roy Tindol of Center

Children:
Sylvia McDonald of Timpson
Johnny Tindol and wife, Jolene, of Joaquin
Ricky Tindol and wife, Diane, of Shelbyville

Son-in-law: Tamer Hannah of Dallas

Grandchildren:
Ryan McDonald
Shelby Tindol
Steven Tindol
Jessica Tindol
Mitchell Tindol
Mena Hannah
Eric Hannah

Great Grandchildren:
Madelyn Choice
Cherish Choice

Sisters:
Bobbie Roberts and husband, Troy
Barbara Cruse
Betty Shull and husband, George
Beverly Hendricks and husband, Larry
Brenda Farmer

Brother: Ray Griffin and wife, Ilene

Preceded in death by
Daughters: Susan Tindol, Amanda Hannah
Parents: George Wesley Griffin and Lois Campbell Griffin
Sister: Billie Watson
Brothers: Burnice Griffin, Johnny Griffin

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


Wayne Gundermann, 60, of Center, Texas, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015, at St. Luke Health Memorial of Lufkin.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Emken Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 13th at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Rosary to follow Visitation at 7:00 p.m.

Wayne Gundermann was born June 23, 1954, In Texas City, to Walter Gundermann, Jr. and Dorothy LaCombe Gundermann. He graduated from Texas City high school and was employed with Tyson foods as a Truck Driver. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Center, Texas. Wayne will always be remembered for his wittiness.

He is preceded in death by mother, Dorothy Lacombe Gundermann; grandmother, Kathryn Gundermann Carlin; grandfather’s, Walton Gundermann, Flournoy Carlin; cousins, Danny and Ronnie Gundermann;

Survivors include:

His wife of 33 years: Karen Zwahr Gundermann

Daughters:
Kayla Gundermann
Kelly Trevino

Son: Wayne Gundermann, Jr.

Father: Walter Gundermann, Jr.

Sister: Dianne Incalcaterra, and husband, Artie

Brother: Walter Gundermann III, and wife, Joan

Grandchildren:
Michael
Sydney
Jonathon Trevino
Brooke May
Kaylie Gundermann
John and Hayley Hardage

Great-grandchildren:
Joshua James
Kaden Jacee
Kyle Trevino

Numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and many friends.


04/07/2015

Mr. Royce (Red) Raymond Earl, 71, of Timpson passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Funeral services will be held on April 11, 2015 starting at 11am at First Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson, Pastor Harold Patton, officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Timpson.

Royce was born in Timpson to the late Mr. Benny Early and Mrs. Juanita Earl and his grandparents were the late Mr. Oliver Earl and Mrs. Fannie Earl. He received his education at Timpson ISD and he was a member of the class of 1963.

His livelihood included cattle, which he enjoyed raising, and logging. He attended Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson.

Royce leaves to cherish memories:
Wife: Alice Sue Earl of Timpson
Daughters:
Sandee Davis of Houston
Jerlina Morrision (Dwight) of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky

Granddaughter: Nadirah Perkins of Houston
Brother: Willie Earl (Joe) of Timpson
God-daughter: Aliyah Glacier (LeLe) of Timpson and a host of cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother Benny Louis Earl.

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.


Jane Lillian Allen, 68, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 at Saints Rest Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Ms. Allen was born September 9, 1946 in Lufkin to James Sidney Allen and Mary Frances Edwards Allen.

She is survived by
Children:
James Colwell Sr. and wife, Brandy, of Nacogdoches
Mary Colwell of Martinsville
Misty Golden and husband, Robert, of Buna

Grandchildren:
Kayla Colwell
Hollie Colwell
James Colwell Jr.
Lydell Berg Jr. and wife, Crystal
Katie Byrd and husband, Chester
Christopher Golden
Luke Doles and wife, Cara
Samantha Knight
Heather Jernigan
Lillian Jernigan

Great Grandchildren:
Breia
Cody
Aubrey
Ataley
Mikyla
Christian
Presliee
Sarah

Sisters:
Cindy Lynch and husband, Jack, of Martinsville
Mary Ann Allen of Cushing

Uncle: Guy Long and wife, Loma of Nacogdoches

Special Friend: Clarence Stockton of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Sidney Allen and Mary Frances Edwards Allen
Brothers: Harry Allen, Sam Allen

Pallbearers will be Chester Byrd, Christopher Golden, Luke Doles, Dustin Windham, James Colwell and Jack Lynch. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Golden, Lydell Berg Jr.

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

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


04/06/2015

Janet Elaine Cunning Clark, 64, of Center, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd and Bro. Don Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Clark was born March 10, 1951 in Amarillo to George T. Cunning and Penny Lorene Wunneberger Cunning. She loved to garden and paint. She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church in the Neuville Community of Shelby County.

She is survived by
Husband: George R. Clark of Center, Texas

Sons:
Scooter Clark and wife, Stacie, of Center, Texas
Chris Clark and wife, Sena, of Center, Texas

Grandchildren:
Colby Clark and wife, Jessi
Zac Clark
Christopher P. Clark
Brett Clark
Shealyn Clark

Great-Grandchildren:
Lexi Clark
C.J. Clark
Elijah Clark

Brother: George T. Cunning Jr. and wife, Laura, of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sister: Janice Denniston and husband, Lloyd, of Highland Village, Texas

Best Friend: Renea Sanders of Center, Texas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: George T. Cunning and Penny Lorene Wunneberger Cunning
Daughter: Penny Lynn Clark
Brother: Sammy Cunning

Pallbearers will be Colby Clark, Brett Clark, Zac Clark, Gaije Ranes, Christopher P. Clark and Garrett Stanley.

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


04/06/2015

Mr. C.D. Kauffman, 94, of Shelbyville, Texas died Thursday, April 2, 2015.  Funeral services for Mr. Kauffman will by Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Carroll Chapel CME Church (302 FM 2694) at 1:00pm.  Rev. Aromond Cauley will be officiating.

Mr. Kauffman is survived by a host of nieces and nephew.

Visitation will be Friday, April 10, 2015 from the hours of 7pm-9pm. Burial will be at Carrol Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas

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


Billie Eaves McDaniel Davis , 77, of the Neuville Community, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Noble & Bro. Gerald Sowell officiating. Burial will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born November 24, 1937 in Shelby County to Allen and Odell (Spann) Eaves. She worked for AT&T for many years. She also worked for Holiday Nursing Home & Green Acres Nursing Home as a nurses aid.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Allen & Odell Eaves, Husband, L.C. McDaniel, Husband, Charles Ray Davis & Sister, Joyce Windham.

She is survived by:
3 Children:
Kathy Ford & husband, William of Bronson, Debbie Loftin & husband, Ronald of Joaquin, Marty McDaniel & wife, Ann of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Jamie Lindsey & husband, Thomas, Brandon Loftin, Allen Loftin & wife, Ashley, Daniel Loftin & wife, Katy, Jeremy McDaniel, Zac McDaniel, Maci McDaniel

Great-Grandchildren:
Caleb Lindsey, Kensleah Loftin, Layla & Allayna Loftin, Aidan Loftin

Special Niece:
Selena Windham & husband, Steve of Center

Nieces & Nephews:
Flint Calloway, James Calloway, Delana Stoker, Wynoka Crawford & Greg Windham & wife, Pam

Pallbearers:
James Daniels, Patrick Mills, Travis Cook, Ronnie Hagler, Allen Loftin & Daniel Loftin

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


04/05/2015

Cole Howard DePriest, 8, of Tenaha, was welcomed into the arms of Heaven on Friday, April 3, 2015 from injuries sustained in a horse-riding accident.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Michael Hale, Bro. Tracy Williams and Bro. John Whitworth officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Cole was born April 2, 2007 in Nacogdoches. He was a first grader at Carthage Primary School and a member of First Baptist Church in Center. Cole loved life and lived it to the fullest. He played baseball with the Carthage Dixie League and enjoyed swimming, hunting and working on the ranch. He especially enjoyed rodeoing and was a member of PYRA, East Texas Equestrian Drill Team and SCSP Association. He earned 2014 SCSP (6 and under) All-Around Champion.

Cole was a special little cowboy who never met a stranger. He had that special spark that made everyone love him. He always wore a smile as wide as the Sabine River and a grin that could melt an ice burg. At only eight, he could do more than many adults. With his infectious personality, it only took a few minutes to fall in love with him. Every person who knew Cole is better for it.

Cole seemed to live life in the fast lane as if he couldn’t get it done quickly enough – as if he knew his time here was limited. He was called home too soon, yet far too special to stay long on earth. God granted his family and friends by sending an angel to earth, even if it were for just a short space of time.

Cole is survived by
Parents: David Howard and Colette Cross DePriest of Tenaha

Sister: Abigail DePriest of Tenaha

Grandparents:
Roland & Dianne Cross of Tenaha
Joe & Edna DePriest of Clarksville

Aunt: Cicily Cross Blair and husband, Jason, of Tenaha

Uncle: Brian DePriest and wife, Tori, of Paris

Cousins:
Cason Blair
Kinley Blair
Cooper Blair
Lorelei DePriest

Great Grandmother: Buple Childress of Blue Springs, Mississippi

Numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hooker, Jim Cumbie, Garrett Hooker, Trey Cumbie, Brad Vickery, Thomas Mize and Jarrod McCuller. Honorary pallbearers will be PYRA Youth Rodeo Association Members, CBR Family, Larry Joe Eaves, Shelby County Drill Team, Tenaha Tiger Athletic Teams, Carthage Dixie Baseball League and Carthage Primary School Staff.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cole DePriest Scholarship at http://de.gofund.me/qxqbf7g

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


04/03/2015

David Wayne “Pork Bone” Taylor, 55, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Nacogodches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

David was born May 27, 1959 in Center to Darrell Lloyd Taylor and Wilsie Dee Edison Taylor. He loved to fish and work in the garden. David was a member of New Hope Methodist Church.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Ashlee O’Dell Steel and husband, Marcus, of Center
Jade LaNae Taylor and boyfriend, Clayton Peace, of Center

Mother of his children: Francine Taylor of Center

Mother: Wilsie Taylor of Center

Father: Darrell Taylor of Timpson

Sisters:
Nancy Fancher and husband, Scott, of Terrell
Rita Cohen and husband, Don, of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grandchildren:
Marcus Hunner-Dean Steel
David Allen Cole Steel

Special Friend: Joy Tarver of Nacogdoches

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Sam Taylor, Mr. & Mrs. JH Edison, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Robert Killey, Dale Warr Sr., Chris Dockens, Ronnie Davis, Kevin “Kat” McSwain, Tommy McMahon. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Soape, Mark Adams, Marcus Steel, Clayton Peace, Dallas Fancher, Shan Fancher, Lyndall Johnson, Lewis Runnels and Lloyd Scates.

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


04/01/2015

Sarah Swanzy Carlisle, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 in Center.

Ms. Carlisle was cremated and no services are planned.

Ms. Carlisle was born February 11, 1927 in Lebanon, Kentucky to Leroy Lanham and Lillie L. England Lanham.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sandra Patmor of Center

Son: William Steven Swanzy and wife, Christine, of Longview

Grandchildren:
Sara Swanzy of Longview
Tracy Sherrod and husband, Mark, of San Antonio
James Patmor and wife, Deena, of Tennessee
Justin Swanzy of Longview

Great-Grandchildren:
Clayton Sherrod
James Patmor II
Jared Patmor
Devin Brown

Sister: Mary K. Wayne of Kentucky

Preceded in death by
Husband: William “Bill” Swanzy
Husband: Paul Carlisle
Sister: Nelda Mullins
Brother: Norvelle Lanham

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

 

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