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Dian Moore


 

Mrs. Dian Moore, age 58, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Moore passed away on October 19, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in San Augustine, Texas. 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Pending at this time
 

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Danny Jackson Foster


 

Danny Jackson Foster, born February 25, 1957 in Columbiana, Alabama, knocked on the Pearly Gates of Heaven October 17, 2017.  St. Peter opened the door and asked why he was here so soon, to which Danny likely replied, “If you wanted to hear one of my jokes about you in person, a phone call would have worked just fine.”  
 
A fine Auburn man who lived his life by the Auburn Creed, Danny earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Auburn University in 1980.  During his time at Auburn University, Danny played the tenor sax in the Auburn University Marching Band from 1975-1979.  Danny co-wrote the Shelby County High School fight song still played today.
 
Prior to working in the wood industry for 34 years, Danny held many unique jobs, including working as a meat cutter, vacuum salesman, Bible salesman, boll weevil counter, butter factory worker, tomato plant deliverer, grass cutter and longshoreman forklift driver as needed. Danny served as Vice President of Ihlo Sales and Import for 25 years.  Danny was a member of the Center Noon Lions Club and the First United Methodist Church of Center.
 
Danny was an excellent cook and loved to serve anyone his favorite dishes – BBQ Shrimp New Orleans style was a favorite specialty.  A jack of all trades and an avid historian, Danny had a story about any subject and loved to share his passion for living life to the fullest.
 
Danny leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Andi (Johnston), two children, Dr. Alison Slade (David) of Spanish Fort, Alabama, Matt Foster (Brittany) of Center, Texas, sister Melissa Denney (Tom) of Auburn, Alabama and brother Jeff Foster of Columbiana, Alabama, and two nephews, Trey Denney (Sara) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Foster Denney of Auburn, Alabama. Big Daddy also leaves behind seven grand-children, whom he adored and cherished.  Big Daddy had special names for all his babies: Austin Miller (Otis), Andrew Miller (Rufus), Lola Slade (Caledonia), Cora Slade (Sadie), Colton Slade (Slick), Roman Foster (RoRo) and Ivy Foster (Gertrude).  Danny was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Eugene Bozeman, Ada Moore Bozeman, Charles Oliver Foster and Sadie Farr Foster, his parents, Lewis Mack Foster and Flora Mae Foster, and his grandson, Gabriel John Slade.
  
Danny had a heart of gold and his giving and loving nature did not end with his death.  Danny was an organ donor and was able to save and change the lives of many, which he would not brag about to anyone but we sure think it is an amazing, selfless act that he lives on in others.  
Danny was one of the most giving and amazing people to grace this world.  Anyone who met him loved him and his ability to share his humor, wit and wisdom with all he encountered.  
 
Services for Danny Foster will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Noon, followed by a visitation at First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas.  Visitation will also be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Good Hope Methodist Church in Columbiana, Alabama from Noon until 2 p.m. with a graveside service immediately following at Williams Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to any of the following:  Williams Cemetery Fund c/o of Good Hope Methodist Church, 2735 CR 61, Columbiana, Alabama, 35051; Alan R. Dimick Burn Care Fund, UAB Gift Records, Admin. Building 1230, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35294-0112; Center Noon Lions Club, c/o Jim Sawyer, Shelby Savings Bank, 111 Selma St., Center, Texas, 75935; or First United Methodist Church of Center, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas, 75935.  
 
 

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Glen Hudson


 

Howell Glen Hudson, “Rabbit”, 78, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on October 18, 2017 in Garrison, Texas. He was born in Timpson on May 15, 1939 to Norman Howell Hudson and Minnie Lee Courtney Hudson. Funeral service for Glen will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church.
 
At a young age, Glen left home and worked pipeline jobs for several years. In 1960, he and his wife moved to Longview. He worked for R.G. LeTourneau for over 10 years before starting to work for U.S. Industries. He remained there until he retired in 1989. He was very involved in sports and even coached a little league football and baseball team. He served as president of the booster club and was active in the Lions Club. After retirement, he moved back to Timpson in 1989 where he spent the rest of his years enjoying being a grandpa. He also liked to fish, hunt, riding four-wheelers, attending football games, and going to the Country Music Hayride with friends. Glen served on the Timpson Rural Water Board for 18 years and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. 
 
Glen is survived by daughters, Tammy “Hambone” Hudson, Morgan Brooke Hudson; sons, Marty Hudson, Jeff Hudson and Steven Nelson; grandchildren, Chris, Doug, David, Caitlin, Paige, Blake; great grandchildren, Avery, Raelynn, Cody Cash, Trip, Harley Lane, Coy Lane, Cason; sister, Cindy Summers and husband, Jerry; aunt, Vaudine Taylor; a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gwendolyn Billingsley; brother-in-law, Byron Billingsley; maternal grandparents, Momma and Poppa Courtney; aunts, Alta Hudson and Verlene Roberts.
 
Pallbearers will be Roy Wayne Courtney, Pete Andrews, Justin Oliver, Nathan Ramsey, Ken Ramsey, Orval Miller.
 
Honorary pallbearers are Bob Crump, Darrell Rhodes, Jack Harris, Mike Hudson, Billy Askins.
The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.
 
 

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Howell Glen Hudson


 

Howell Glen Hudson, 78, of Timpson, Texas passed away on October 18, 2017 in Garrison, Texas.  Born May 15, 1939, Howell Glen is the son of the late Norman Howell Hudson and Minnie Lee Courtney Hudson.  Visitation will be held Friday October, 20, 2017 starting at 11AM at Corinth Baptist Church, FM 1970N, Timpson, Texas.  Funeral service will be held Friday October 20, 2017 at 2PM at Corinth Baptist Church, FM 1970N, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net
 

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Franklin Tom Hughes


 

Franklin Tom Hughes, 66, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Sardis Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
Mr. Hughes was born January 8, 1951, in Center, to Tom Hughes and Priscilla Jean Sullivan Hughes.  He retired as a custodian at SFA.  
 
He is survived by
Brother: James Hughes of Center
 
Sister: Margaret Gordy of Nacogdoches
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Tom Hughes and Priscilla Jean Sullivan Hughes
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Clara Faye Quinn


 

NAME:     MRS. CLARA  FAYE QUINN                                          AGE:  95         
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    10/16/2017,  LANEVILLE, TEXAS  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     05/26/1922,   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS     
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;   THURSDAY, 10/19/2017,  2:00 P.M.    
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE 
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  THURSDAY, 10/19/2017, 1:00 P.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE      
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. BOBBY WADSWORTH  
 
BURIAL:    UPPER CHIRENO CEMETERY, CHIRENO, TEXAS 
 
FATHER:  JIM STEPTOE                    MOTHER:   ELLEN WOOD STEPTOE           
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  HOMEMAKER 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     ASSEMBLY OF GOD FAITH 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 DAUGHTERS:  BETTY & JERRY ALLEN; AND SALLY CROCKER
GRANDDAUGHTER:  CONNIE & THOMAS BRIDGES
GREAT-GRANDSON:  WESLEY & BRANDY BRIDGES
GREAT-GREATGRANDDAUGHTER:  ZOIE BRIDGES
NEPHEWS:  JIMMY & CARLTON STEPTOE
NIECES:  OPAL & ELAINE STEPTOE
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, JIM & ELLEN WOOD; GRANDPARENTS, DAVID &  BETTY WISE; SIBLING, FRED STEPTOE; AND GRANDDAUGHTER, RENEA CROCKER
 

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Charles Darwin Dennis


 

Mr. Charles Darwin Dennis, age 48, of Richmond, Texas.  Mr. Dennis passed away on October 12, 2017 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00 Noon
China Chapel Baptist Church
Interment: Redland Cemetery
Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating
Rev. Jacques Denkine, Eulogist
 
VISITATION
Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
3 Sons Julien Dennis of Stafford, Texas
Caleb Dennis of Stafford, Texas
Nickolas Dennis of Pearland, Texas
 
Step Daughter Brittany Jones of Stafford, Texas
 
Parents Claudette Baul of Richmond, Texas
Charles E. Dennis (Pamala) of Houston, Texas 
 
2 Sisters Dorinda Dennis of Mansfield, Texas
Sonya Baul of Houston, Texas
 
5 Brothers Dameon Dennis of Houston, Texas
Colwin Dennis (Latonia) of Grand Prairie, Texas
Dietrich Dennis of Houston, Texas
Barry Baul (Gwen) of Houston, Texas
Alfred Montgomery of Humble, Texas 
 
Special Friend Paula Teagle of Desoto, Texas
 
As well as a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
 

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Austin Underbrink


 

Austin Underbrink, 23, of Timpson, passed away on October 15, 2017. He was born on April 9, 1994 in Center, Texas to Barrett Underbrink and Tammy Redmon. Funeral services for Austin will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery.
 
A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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Judy Ann Peltier


 

Mrs. Judy Ann Peltier, age 76, of Houston, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, in Sugarland. 
 
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, in the Macune Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Burl McBride officiating.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church, located at  FM 705 South at CR 315, San Augustine County, Texas. 75972.  Burial will follow in the Macune Cemetery adjacent to the Church.
 
Judy was born January 29, 1941, in Angleton, Texas, to the late Erlene (Henry) Clegg and Gordon Riley Clegg. She graduated from Angleton High School in 1958.  She met and later married Charles Patrick Peltier at the Iowa Colony Dance Hall in 1961, and had 40 years of matrimony until his death in January of 2000.  She worked for a few different financial firms in downtown Houston including Drexal and Smith Barney eventually ending up at the gallery tower until she retired at the age of 50.  She was very active in gardening, and had a wonderful green thumb, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
 
She is survived by, Sons, Tommy Wayne Peltier and his wife, Kelley of Houston and Patrick Duane Peltier and his wife, Karen of Houston; Her beloved grandchildren, Alexis, Victoria, and Lauren, Alycia, Randy and April; loved her girls, "poodle dogs"; Step-sisters, Jeanette Clegg Brown; Cindy Clegg Gilliam and Shelly Clegg Pelton; Step-brothers, Lloyd Clegg and Jimmy Clegg; Sister-in-law, Katie Clegg; along with numerous other nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Patrick Peltier; Her parents, Gordon and Erlene Clegg; Son, David Scott Peltier; Sister, Lynda Cox, and Brother, Billy Wayne Clegg.
 
Pallbearers will include, Tommy Peltier, Pat Peltier, Connor Clegg, Jason Blaylock, Kyler Kirkpatrick and Lloyd Clegg.  Serving as Honorary will be Jimmy Clegg.
Online obituary and condolences may be posted at Home | Welcome to Wyman Roberts Funeral Home serving San Augustine
 

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Hildred Dempsey


 

Hildred was born and raised in Timpson, Texas.  She graduated from Timpson High School and attended Stephen F Austin University.  She worked for Southwestern Bell in Houston. She met the love of her life, Joseph John Dempsey, Sr. in Houston, Texas. They married three short months later on October 11, 1945. The two spent over 32 years together before his passing in 1977. After Joe’s passing, Hildred worked for 16 years at the Center Post Office.
 
Hildred is preceded in death by her beloved husband Joe; her parents, Arthur and Jewell Thornton; son, Joseph John Dempsey, Jr.; and sister, Audrey King. 
 
She is survived by her son, Thomas Dempsey and fiancé, Deanna Banks of Lafayette, Louisiana; daughters, Mary Gordon and husband, Jeff of Friendswood, Texas, Cathy Peters of Missouri City, Texas, Susan Roderick and husband, Homer of Joshua, Texas, Colleen Dickerson and husband, Mason of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Maureen Hunt and husband, Dannie of Timpson, Texas; brother, Ross Thornton and wife, Betty of Timpson, Texas; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Hildred adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Hildred was a peacemaker, never spoke an unkind word, and always found something special in everyone.  She was a shining example of Christ-like attributes.  She found great joy spending time in her flower gardens, working in the yard, wading on the beach, and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren, whom she lived for each day. 
 
Pallbearers for Mrs. Dempsey’s service will be Andrew Gordon, Michael Gordon, Adam Roderick, Tom Roderick, David Roderick and Joseph Hunt.
 
Honorary pallbearers are John Angenend and James Allen Sapp.
 

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Melvin Beard


 
Melvin Beard, 84, of Garrison, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, in Garrison.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Rick Anderson officiating.
 
Melvin was born October 22, 1932, to Carl Beard and Georgia Stokes Beard.  He was born and raised in Garrison, where he lived most of his life.  Melvin served in the United States Air Force and later served as the local pharmacist in Garrison and Timpson for over forty years.  He loved “taking care” of everyone.  Melvin loved his family, grandchildren and his wife, Joan, whom he remained close to until his death.  He also loved hunting, fishing reading and spending time with his lifelong friends.  Melvin was loved and will be greatly missed.  He was a member of First Methodist Church in Garrison.
 
He is survived by
Ex-Wife: Joan Beard
 
Sons:
Mitch Beard
Kerry Beard and wife, Terry
Clay Beard and wife, Tammy
 
Grandchildren:
Mallory Beard
Maggie Beard
Micah Beard
Macen Beard
CJ Beard
Shelby Richey and husband, Grant
Sarah Beard
 
Nephew: Gerald Humphreys
 
Nieces:
Rhenda Addison
Stephani Curbow
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Carl Beard and Georgia Stokes Beard
Sister: Louise Beard Humphreys McCollister
Brothers: Devant Beard, James Beard
Granddaughter: Kristian Beard
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made payable to Cold Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Cold Springs Baptist Church, PO Box 726, Garrison, Texas 75946.  
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.
 

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Charles Henry Haley


 

 
Mr. Charles Henry Haley 71 of Nacogdoches passed away Wednesday at his Residence in Nacogdoches.  Visitation will be on Friday night 6-8 pm. at the Community Funeral Home in Center.  Services will take place on Saturday at 11 am. at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center.  Reverend Stephen Pinkney will be officiating and his burial will take place at the Carron Cemetery in Shelbyville.  
 
He is survived by:  
 
His Wife Jackie Haley of Nacogdoches   
 
4 Sons:  Kevin Haley, David Haley, Jeffery Haley, Joey Haley all of Nacogdoches
 
1 Stepdaughter: LaShondra McCollister of Nacogdoches
 
1 Stepson: Tarance Swindle of Nacogdoches
 
1 Sister: Diann Haley Kolb of Nacogdoches
 
1 Brother: Glen Haley of Nacogdoches
 
Mother-in-law: Polley Garrett of Nacogdoches
 
14 Grandchildren
 
4 Great grandchildren 
 

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Buford Burt Weaver


 
Buford Bert Weaver, 77, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center
 
Mr. Weaver was born January 17, 1940, to Jay Elmer Weaver and Mary Maurine Koonce Weaver.  He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.  Mr. Weaver was very active in Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.
 
 
 
 
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife: Sue Weaver
 
Children:
Larry Weaver and wife, Pam
Denise Owens and husband, Pete
 
Grandchildren:
Lindsey Morris
Kolby Owens
Kelsey Owens
Karson Owens
Kamden Owens
 
Great Grandchildren:
Chesney Davis
Clint Davis
Tennyson Morris
Gentry Owens
 
Preceded in death by
Grandson: Clint Weaver
Parents: B.D. Koonce and Mary Maurine Koonce Weaver
 
Pallbearers will be Kolby Owens, Karson Owens, Kamden Owens, Wayne Hendricks, Chad Hughes and Terry Walton.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Robert "Robbie" Alford


 

Robert “Robbie” Alford, 52, of Center, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017, in Center.
 
Mr. Alford’s wishes were to be cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Mr. Alford was born September 25, 1965, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Robert L. Alford and Freda Place Alford.  He enjoyed video games and watching television.  Mr. Alford was a member of Addai Caddo Indian Tribe.
 
He is survived by
Ex-Wife: Gail Christmas Lucas
 
Sons:
Kevin Lucas
Cameron Lucas
Michael Alford
 
Mother: Freda Alford
 
Sister: Tonya Hernandez
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Robert L. Alford
Brothers: Joseph Alford, David Alford
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Marie Byrd Fleming


 

 
Marie Byrd Fleming, 87, a lifelong resident of Byrd Town, Texas, departed this life and passed on to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  
 
Graveside service will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas, on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Jim Moss officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
She was born on February 13, 1930, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Warren Byrd. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.
 
She is survived by
Brother: James Byrd of Nederland
 
Sister-in-law: Francis Byrd
 
Children:
Johnny Fleming Sr. and wife, Judy, of Shelbyville
Jerrell Fleming and wife, Sharon, of Center
James Melvin Fleming of Shelbyville
 
Grandchildren:
Johnny Fleming Jr. and wife, Alana, of Shelbyville
Jerremy Fleming and wife, Joy, of Center
Jeret Fleming and wife, Jennifer, of Shelbyville
Cody Fleming of Shelbyville
 
A host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends
 
She is preceded in death by
Husband: Melvin Fleming
Brother: Earl Ray Byrd
Brother: J.W. “Buddy” Byrd
Grandson: Chad Fleming
 
Pallbearers will be Johnny Fleming Jr., Jerremy Fleming, Jeret Fleming, Cody Fleming, Mike Byrd and Christopher Fleming.  Honorary pallbearers will be Emma Jean Dock Johnson and Robert Johnson.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Patty Mitchell Harvey


 

Patty Mitchell Harvey, age 62, passed from this life Friday morning, October 6, 2017, in San Augustine County, Texas.  She was born to Monia Wynell (Bateman) and James Buchannan Mitchell on May 14, 1955, in Dallas, Texas.
 
Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, in the Haven of Memories Memorial Park, 27532 State Highway 64, Canton, Texas  75103.Patty worked in the insurance industry in medical billing, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memories include, Her husband, Bob Ozee of San Augustine; Daughters, Tracy Peevey and her husband, Ronnie of Justin and Rebekkah Lee Southerland of Sherman; Sons, Travis Austin Harvey of Addison; James William Fory and his wife, Brandy of Weatherford; Brothers, Rich Mitchell and his wife, Rhonda of Dallas and Buddy Mitchell and his wife, Lori of Dallas; 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Monia and James B. Mitchell.
 
Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

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Christine Watts


 

Mrs. Christine Watts, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Watts passed away on October 08, 2017 CHI St Luke Hospital in San Augustine, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:00 a.m.
True Vine Baptist Church
Interment: Redland Cemetery
Rev. S. J. Clark, Officiating
 
VISITATION
Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
2 Sons Robert Sirell Watts (Cheryl Lynn) of San Augustine, Texas
Christopher Watts (Carshundra) of Dallas, Texas
 
2 Daughter LaTonya Brooks of San Augustine, Texas
Lycinda Watts of San Augustine, Texas
 
10 Grandchildren             5 Great Grandchildren
 
2 Brothers Tommy Holman of Diboll, Texas
Walter Holman (Donna) of Houston, Texas
 
6 Sisters Thelma Taylor of Huntsville
Ira Nell Holman of Houston, Texas
Rose Mary Haynes (Nathan) of Houston, Texas
Polley Sue Benson (Rev. C. B.) of Conrow, Texas
Bennie Marie Fountain of San Augustine, Texas
Alisha Polk of San Augustine, Texas
 
Special Sister-in-law Edwina Clifton (Verlon) of San Augustine, Texas
 
As well as a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Albert Richardson Jr.


 

Mr. Albert Richardson Jr. of San Augustine passed away September 29th in Nacogdoches.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday 10th at 10:30 a.m. at Wyman Roberts Chapel with Artis Mosby officiating. 

 

83 Mr. Albert Richardson Jr. is survived by:  All of the staff and residents of the Greens House of Care in San Augustine and his special friend, Kay Barnes.  

 

 

 

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Barbara Gene Surette


 

Barbara Gene Surette, 67, of Houston, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017, in Houston.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Surette was born November 1, 1949, in Houston, to Jesse Leon Dockens and Juanita Mills Dockens.  She enjoyed trail riding and taking care of her horses.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Clayton Adams of Houston
 
Sisters:
Dixie Dockens
Debbie Dockens
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Jesse Leon Dockens and Juanita Mills Dockens
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Arnold Jay Frazier


 

Arnold Jay Frazier, 73, of Center, passed away August 26, 2017, in Center.
 
Jay’s wishes were to be cremated and the family will have a military honors graveside service on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Center.
 
Arnold was born July 23, 1944, in Houston, to Julius Pete Frazier and Thelma Louise Branch.  Jay was a contractor in Shelby County for over 25 years.  He was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam Conflict.
 
He is survived by:
 
Son: A.J. Frazier, Jr. of New Caney
 
Daughter: Tina Frazier of Houston
 
Step Children: 
Robert Ellis of Center
Sondra Ellis of Houston
Brandi Garza of Center
 
Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Step Grandchildren
 
Sister: Judy Thompson of Palestine
 
Brothers:
Billy Parker of Buffalo
David Parker of Houston
 
Ex-Wife: Pamela Frazier of Center
 
Numerous other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Julius Pete Frazier and Thelma Louise Branch Frazier
Brother: Robert Frazier
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Richard Earl Jones


 
Richard Earl Jones, Sr., 82, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in Garrison.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery in Rusk County.
 
Mr. Jones was born November 16, 1934, in Covington, Kentucky, to James Earl Jones and Inda Sue Whitley Jones.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Emma Jones of Garrison
 
Children:
Sheralen Pollard and husband, Dickie of LaPorte
Richard Earl Jones, Jr. and wife, Christine, of Nacogdoches
James Jones (late wife, Sherry) and Cindy of Lufkin
Timothy Jones and wife, Tonya, of LaPorte
Christopher Jones and wife, Carol, of Mt. Enterprise
 
Grandchildren:
Kandi Zacker
David Pollard
Joshua Jones
Crystal Jones
Shawn Jones
Stacy Jones
Collin Jones
Hunter Jones
Cameron Jones
Jennifer Pirtle
Christopher Jones II
Stephanie Whitlow
 
18 Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Johnny Jones of Cleveland
Carolyn Bell of Magnolia
Eileen Fisher of Houston
Russell Jones of Houston
Allison Jones of Houston
Laura Jones of Houston
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: James Earl Jones and Inda Sue Whitley Jones
Brother: Charles Jones
Nephew: Charlie Jones
 
Pallbearers will be David Pollard, Joshua Jones, Shawn Jones, Collin Jones, Hunter Jones, Cameron Jones, Chris Jones II and Chase Julian.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
 
 
 

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Sharon Kay Hunt


 

 
NAME:       MISS SHARON KAY HUNT                                        AGE:      56     
 
ADDRESS:     LUFKIN, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    10/05/2017, LUFKIN, TEXAS  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     12/25/1960, MT. PLEASANT, TEXAS       
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    SATURDAY, 10/07/2017, 1:00 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   FRIDAY, 10/06/2017, 5-8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL      
 
OFFICIATING:     
 
BURIAL:     ATTOYAC CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
FATHER:     DEWEY HUNT                 MOTHER:  MARY ROGERS HUNT            
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  LIFETIME DISABILITY  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    BAPTIST  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
FATHER:  DEWEY HUNT OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SISTER:  TRACEY SOUTH & HUSBAND BARRY OF TERRELL
AUNT:  LEE WALPOLE OF DALLAS
NIECE:  BRITTANY WALTON & HUSBAND CODY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
NEPHEW:  SHEA SOUTH OF TERRELL
GREAT-NIECES:  COLEY WALTON, BRILEY WALTON
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER MOTHER, MARY HUNT  
 
 

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G.W. Strong


George Washington “G.W.” Strong, 81, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
 
G.W. was born February 22, 1936, in Huxley, to Virgil Calhoun Strong and Fleta Fleming Strong.  He worked in the poultry industry for over 52 years, being involved in egg production, poultry farming, laying hens/broilers and working catching crews. He also owned a gas station.  G.W. raised hogs and enjoyed working with a variety of horse breeds.  He sold race horses in Germany, Venezuela, Canada, Old Mexico, as well as all over the United States.  He did everything!  Above all, his most enjoyable moments were those spent with his family and friends.  G.W. was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Center.
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife of 62 years: Bettie Strong of Center
 
Children:
Mark Strong and wife, Tracey, of Joaquin
Elizabeth Edge of Austin
Susan Logsdon and husband, Norman, of Bryan
 
Grandchildren:
Jennifer McCall and husband, Dwight
Anthony Strong and wife, Karis
Jodi Sigler and husband, Michael
Nathan Edge
Natalie Aguilar and husband, Tony
Landon Logsdon
Ashton Logsdon and wife, Ami
 
Great Grandchildren:
Malachi Aguilar
Elijah Aguilar
Brady Sigler
Maddox Strong
Ingrid McCall
Jameson McCall
 
Sister: Lottie Hammett
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Virgil Calhoun Strong and Fleta Fleming Strong
Brothers and Sisters: Irene Mayfield, Mildred Wooten, Elzine Strong, Estelene Hill, Billy Strong, Louise Pickering, and Mozelle Requardt.
 
Pallbearers will be Terry Allen, Tony Willoughby, Larry Mayfield, Keith Fincher, Mike Pickering, Arthur Hill, Lewis Ross and Danny Oswalt.  Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Stone, Keith Link, Mike Ward, Jim Ward, John Fincher, Waylon Hughes and Jack Forbes.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Mike Middleton


 
Martin Michael “Mike” Middleton was a 5th generation Shelby Countian born at the Sanitorium in Center, Texas on February 13, 1947.  He passed away on October 3, 2017 in Boerne, Texas following a 10-month battle with melanoma.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mike grew up in Shelby County and graduated from Center High School in 1965.  He started working at an early age, including driving the Center band bus. Mike took over his family’s feed mill and poultry business at the age of 16 after his own father passed away.  He remained active in the chicken farming and cattle ranching business for much of his life, but Mike’s primary career was devoted to trucking.  He grew the family business which shipped 3 daily loads of chickens from Center to Seguin into a dedicated trucking company based out of Center.  By the time he semi-retired, Mike was president of Middleton Transportation Company / Lisa Motor Lines, a company that operated several hundred trucks out of Fort Worth and focused on delivering fresh produce and many other food products between producers and grocers across the US, Canada, and Mexico.  Even after retirement, Mike helped his sons run several other trucking companies until 2011.
 
Mike will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, proud father of 4 boys, and a grandfather that adored his 5 granddaughters and grandson.  He was a loyal friend to many, and a respected businessman and employer.  Mike was a generous philanthropist and went above and beyond to assist family, employees, and complete strangers in need.  In his personal life and his business, Mike was a man of integrity, and his word was his bond.  On the outside, he embodied the tough, rugged Texan ideal, but on the inside he had a large and generous heart and earned the love and respect of many people during his 70 years.  
 
He is survived by
Wife: Brenda Williams Middleton
 
Sons: Martin, Michael, Mark, and Matt
 
Sister: Alice Joy Canales
 
Brother: Verner Wayne Middleton
 
Grandchildren: Michaela, Courtney, Breanna, Hannah, Maci, and Micah 
 
Dog: Benji
 
Preceded by: Parents Martin McCoy Middleton and Shirley Booth Middleton
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Healthwell Foundation – an organization dedicated to assisting those unable to afford lifesaving medications for chronic illnesses.
http://www.healthwellfoundation.org/ 
Phone: (800) 675-8416
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Charles Wayne Boozier


 

Charles Wayne Boozier, 69, of Houston, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017, at his residence.
 
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Boozier was born April 23, 1948, in Shelbyville, to Ella Borders.  He served in the United States Army.  Mr. Boozier loved riding his motorcycle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife: Theresa Anne Boozier of Houston
 
Daughters:
Lisa Renee Cantu and husband, Edbert, of Houston
Amanda Michelle Boozier of Nederland
 
Grandchildren:
Edbert Cantu, Jr.
Halie Leyann Bear
Marcos Alejandro Cantu
Christina Papp
Christian Wayne Cantu
Trinity Papp
Elisabeth Cantu
 
Sister: Barbara Whitten of Houston
 
Preceded in death by
Mother: Ella Allen
Sisters: Mary Graves, Joyce Gatton, Marie Hopson, Jean Kendrick
Brothers: Ivis Lee Graves, Mahon Graves
 
Pallbearers will be Edbert Cantu Jr., Marcos Cantu, Christian Cantu, Jason Molina, Billy Wayne Umfrid and Howard Dye.  Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Gatton.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Roy Lee Hearne Jr.


 

Roy Lee Hearne, Jr., 72, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017, in Center.
 
Mr. Hearne’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Mr. Hearne was born November 19, 1944, in Marshall, to Roy Lee Hearne Sr. and Ion Vine Hearne.  
 
Among his survivors is his wife, Ellen Hearne, of Center.
 
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Aillene Roberson


 

Aillene Roberson, more commonly known as Mrs. Jack Roberson, passed from this life into the waiting arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, in Longview, TX.
 
Born Gladys Aillene Samford on February 10, 1927, in Paxton, Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of Rogers Ben and Eula Cammack Samford. She graduated from Tenaha High School in 1944, and then finished her freshman year of college at SFA in May of 1945.  Aillene married Jack Norris Roberson on July 8, 1945, in Tenaha and they began a 57 year journey that would produce 4 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. 
 
Preceding her in death was her husband, Coach Jack Roberson, her parents, one brother, Rogers Burke Samford, one daughter-in-law, Patti Roberson,  her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. HG Roberson,  brother-in –law, Chuck Roberson, and sister-in-law Mildred Roberson.  
 
Surviving Aillene are brother, Thomas Fred Samford and wife JoAnn of Longview; brother-in-law, Charles and wife Van of Clear Lake City; sons, Steve Roberson and wife Jerrilyne of Longview,  Ken Roberson of Stamford, Ric Roberson and wife Sue Ann of Coppell, and Ron Roberson and wife Susie of Spring; grandchildren, Mark Roberson and wife Stephanie J. of Carthage, Ben Roberson and wife Kristi of Longview, Stephanie Cabra and husband Juan of Kingwood, Sydney White and husband of Jason of Abilene, Amanda Powell and husband Ben of Austin, Caroline Roberson of Denton, Rhett Roberson of Houston, and Abby Roberson of Houston; and great grandchildren, Emily Roberson of Nacogdoches, Hannah Roberson of Carthage, Caleb Roberson of Longview, Wesley and Morgan Cabra of Kingwood, and Connor White of Abilene. Aillene is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
 
Jack and Aillene moved from Tenaha to Carthage in 1951, as Jack took a coaching and teaching position at Carthage High School. Aillene learned to love sports as she was the only female in a house full of boys. She was an excellent homemaker, wife, and mother. She was a selfless person always wanting to help someone else.
 
After taking an 18 year time out to raise 4 boys, Aillene returned to college in 1963, completed her sophomore year at Panola College, and then graduated with a BA from SFA in 1965, 20 years after she had begun college.  She majored in Homemaking with a minor in Art, and said that with her experience raising 4 boys, she could have taught some of the college courses she took. She was skilled as a seamstress, and as a chef deluxe, at least in the eyes of those she was dressing and feeding on a daily basis. 
 
Aillene taught Home Economics at Carthage High School for 20 years and enjoyed every minute of it. She loved her students and said she couldn’t believe she was getting paid to do something she loved so much. Jack and Aillene were excellent money managers to provide for their family and put 4 boys through college without even one student loan. Of course, the boys were taught to work, were expected to work, and were led by example. Jack taught his boys that work was honorable and that laziness was a sin.
 
Aillene was a very positive person and always exhibited a positive attitude. When cancer came into her life in 1971, she faced it head on and by God’s grace, she fought and defeated it, being declared cancer free in 1976. She was a survivor, but she had to live with the scars left from the battle for the rest of her life. She never complained and was an inspiration to all who knew her.
She loved her family and was especially proud of her “daughters”. Since she had no girls of her own, she really embraced her sons’ wives as her own daughters. She loved them so! And when the grandchildren came along, they were the cutest and smartest ever, at least according to “Grandmother”. The only kids that could compare with her grandchildren were her great grandchildren.
 
She was a strong Christian lady who introduced all her children and many of her students and friends to Jesus Christ. She was a member of Central Baptist Church from 1951, until her death in 2017.  She taught several ladies Sunday school classes and was a proud member of the Silver Tones Choir and the Silver Strummers. 
 
Aillene Roberson loved people and they loved her back. She was always there lending a helping hand or providing a meal for someone in need. When Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, she took not 1, but 2 families into her home for over a month. She had a big heart.
Special thanks to the staff at Hawkins Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care in Longview for their special care these past 10 years. Also, we thank Heart’s Way Hospice for their special care these last 8 months.
 
Heaven must be just a little sweeter place now that Aillene is there, celebrating her homecoming reunion with all her loved ones that have gone home before her. We love you, Mother, and will look forward to seeing you whole again in heaven! 
 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Ramah Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be made in Aillene’s memory to Heart’s Way Hospice, 4351 McCann Rd., Longview, TX 75605 or Central Baptist Church, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.

 

 

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Mr. C.R. Red Sharpton


 

NAME:    MR. C.R. 'RED' SHARPTON                 AGE:     91 
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS    
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:     09/28/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      07/19/1926, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:    MONDAY, 10/02/2017, 2:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:     WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:      SUNDAY, 10/01/2017, 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:     WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
  
OFFICIATING:   BRO. CLIFF DURHAM, BRO. SKIPPER EBERLAN
 
BURIAL:   OLD SALEM CEMETERY, SHELBY COUNTY
 
FATHER:   SEABE SHARPTON                 MOTHER:   ARPIE STEWART SHARPTON  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    ELECTRICAL LINE CONSTRUCTION; BAPTIST MINISTER, PASTORING
                                 MT. HOREB MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH FOR 20 YEARS
 
ORGANIZATIONS:    IBEW (70 YEARS)
 
SURVIVED BY:     
WIFE OF 71 YEARS:  VELMA JANE SHARPTON OF SAN AUGUSTINE
DAUGHTERS:  SHERRIE JACKS OF GLADEWATER; SHARON CASSADY & GARY OF LITIZ,     
      PA.; LORIE MENDENHALL & DENNIS OF WOOSTER, OHIO
 SONS:  CHARLES "CHUCK" SHARPTON JR. & CONNIE OF RITTMAN, OHIO; BILL    
      SHARPTON & HOLLY OF POWDER SPRINGS, GA.
18 GRANDCHILDREN; 25 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; 2 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, SEABE & ARPIE SHARPTON; BROTHERS, BILLIE AND TOMMIE SHARPTON; SON-IN-LAW, KENNETH JACKS; GREAT-GRANDSON, KANAAN SHARPTON; NIECE, PRICILLA SHARPTON
 

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Linda Reather Smalley


 

Linda Reather Smalley, 78, of Coldwater, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, in Southaven, Mississippi.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Jena Harrison officiating.  Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mrs. Smalley was born May 17, 1939, in Tenaha, to Leonard Elton Anderson and Katherine Rachel Oliver Anderson.  She was one of seven siblings, having four brothers and two sisters.  She was a member of Colonial Hills Church of God in Southaven, Mississippi.
 
She is survived by
 
Children:
John and Chrisandra Bruton
Ed and Mary Bruton
Dennis Bruton
 
Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Mary Harris and husband, Drew
Wilbert Bruton and wife, Arlene
Hubert Anderson
Charles Anderson and wife, Margaret
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and friends who are like family
 
Preceded in death by
Daughter: Kerin Lynette Jordan
Parents: Leonard Elton Anderson and Katherine Rachel Oliver Anderson
Brothers: Leonard Anderson, Lamar Anderson
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Christian Pfohl, James Lunsford, Austin Ricker, Carl Bruton, Randy Mathews, Donald Bruton, Spencer Bruton, Bill Dunahoe, Jim Dunahoe and Jack Dunahoe.
 

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Indya Lea Evans


 
NAME:    MRS. INDYA LEA EVANS                                           AGE:    45       
 
ADDRESS:    NORWOOD COMMUNITY, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:      09/27/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :           12/26/1971, JASPER, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;     SATURDAY, 09/30/2017, 2:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    GRAPEVINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  SATURDAY, 09/30/2017, 10:00 A.M. TIL SERVICE TIME
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   GRAPEVINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. GERALD SOWELL, BRO.  CALVIN EVANS, BRO. WELTON BLACKMON  
 
BURIAL:   DICKERSON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY  
 
FATHER:  ROBERT COBB                     MOTHER:   IRALENE RICHARDSON           
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION: HOMEMAKER  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     GRAPEVINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
HUSBAND:  CHARLES EVANS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
MOTHER:  IRALENE RICHARDSON & HUSBAND ROBERT OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SONS:  JASON COLE, HUNTER EVANS & CALEB WALL - ALL OF SAN AUGUSTINE
DAUGHTER:  KAILEA EVANS OF SAN AUGUSUSTINE
FATHER & MOTHER-IN-LAW:  CHARLES & BARBARA EVANS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SISTERS:  TERRY ALLEN OF LONGVIEW; FARAH COUCH & HUSBAND MARTY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
BROTHERS:  LANCE ALLEN OF LONGVIEW; GENE COBB & WIFE, REBA OF SAN AUGUSTINE; & RICHARD HERRINGTON & WIFE TAMMY OF HUNTINGTON
GRANDMOTHER:  HELEN FULLER OF LONGVIEW
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER FATHER, ROBERT EARL COBB; STEPMOM & STEPDAD,
HUEY & ANN LONG; GRANDMOTHER, GLADYS HENLEY; GRANDMOTHER, NOTIE COBB

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Ann Boatman


 
Ann Boatman, 73, of Jacksonville, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Tyler.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. Dillon and Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating.  Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery in Rusk County.
 
Mrs. Boatman was born November 22, 1943, in Minden, to Marvin Kelly and Berta Lee Moon Kelly. 
 
She is survived by:
 
Sons:
Glenn Boatman and wife, Wendy
Keith Boatman and wife, Jennifer
 
Grandchildren:
Joshua Boatman
Paige Boatman
Bradley Boatman
Jacie Boatman
 
Great Grandchild: Kelleigh Johnson
 
Sister: Jean Sanders
 
Special Aunt: Avis Moon
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Edward Boatman
Parents: Marvin Kelly and Berta Lee Moon Kelly
Sisters: Vonice Patton, Shirley Patton
Brother: Glenn Kelly
 
Pallbearers will be Wayland Sanders, Louis Sanders, Donald Sanders, Chris Jones, Lil’ Wayland Sanders and Steven Sanders.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.

 

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Mary Peggy Smith


 

NAME:      MRS. MARY PEGGY  SMITH                                         AGE:    84       
 
ADDRESS:    NACOGDOCHES (FORMERLY OF THE DENNING COMMUNITY)  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    09/25/2017, NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS   
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :           07/10/1933, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
 
DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;     A PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD BY THE FAMILY
                                                          AT A LATER DATE
PLACE OF SERVICE:    
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:         
 
OFFICIATING:     
 
BURIAL:     
 
FATHER:   OTIS LEE SANDERS                    MOTHER:      ANNIE (JAMISON) SANDERS        
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    CASHIER
 
SURVIVED BY:
  
CHILDREN: 
 
ANNETTE CROCKER & HUSBAND BILL OF SAN AUGUSTINE
OSWELL (BUBBA) SMITH, JR. & WIFE DAWN OF CHIRENO
KAY MONTE OF SAN AUGUSTINE
MARY PATE & HUSBAND WESLEY OF CHIRENO
 
GRANDCHILDREN: 
 
BILL CROCKER & WIFE RUBY OF BRONSON; CHERYL EBERLAN & HUSBAND 
ALLEN OF SAN AUGUSTINE; JAMES MONTE &  WIFE RACHEL OF SAN AUGUSTINE; MATTHEW SMITH & WIFE RACHEL OF CHIRENO; JOEY SMITH & WIFE TASHA OF CHIRENO; RONNIE PERRY, JR. OF NACOGDOCHES; CHRISTINA PERRY-SEAGO & HUSBAND LAMAR OF MIDLOTHIAN
 
NUMEROUS GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN 
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, OSWELL MARVIN (PAT) SMITH; SON, JAMES WESLEY SMITH; & GRANDSON, BEN CROCKER
 

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Bobbie Long Woodfin


 

Bobbie Long Woodfin, 83, of Gary, Texas, passed away on September 26, 2017 in Garrison, Texas. She was born in Gary on April 21, 1934 to J.C. Long and Sybil LaRue Terry Long. Funeral services for Bobbie will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
AnchorBobbie grew up in East Texas, a resident of Gary her entire life. She graduated from Gary High School in 1951. She married the love of her life, Jerry Woodfin, Sr. on October 28, 1952 and the two raised a beautifully family together. Bobbie enjoyed life and family very much. She was very involved with Gary Schools while her boys were young. She also enjoyed every second spent with her grandchildren. She loved to quilt, crochet and needle point. When the weather was right, Bobbie also liked to garden and work in her flower beds. A simple pleasure, but one she very much enjoyed was sweets and ice cream. She was an active member of Tennessee Presbyterian Church. She was also a Past Worth Matron of the Eastern Star.
 
Bobbie is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Woodfin, Sr.; sons, Jerry Woodfin, Jr. and wife, Pam of Gary, James Woodfin of Gary, and John Woodfin and wife, Sherry, of Gary; grandchildren, Jason Woodfin and wife, Amanda of Gary, Samantha Kennedy and husband, Brad of Clayton, Shane Woodfin and wife, Liza of Gary, Derek Woodfin and wife, Minday of Big Springs, Ryan Woodfin and wife, Quimbly of Big Springs, and Krista Foster and husband, J.W. of New Diana; great grandchildren, Landon, Makayla, Kohl, Aubry, Cheyenne, Cierra, Jace, Kyleigh, Reese, Korbin, Talon, Tripp, and Tucker.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Sybil Long, son, Jimmy Woodfin, and an infant brother who passed at birth.
 
Pallbearers for Bobbie’s service are Jason Woodfin, Derek Woodfin, Ryan Woodfin, Brad Kennedy, Shane Woodfin and J.W. Foster.  Honorary pallbearers are all of her great-grandsons. 

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Shelton "Ronnie" Dickerson


 

“Ronnie” Dickerson, 66, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.
 
Mr. Dickerson was born March 26, 1951, in Jasper, to Jesse James Dickerson and Ruby Kathryn Bailey Dickerson. He served in the United States Army and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center. Mr. Dickerson was employed as a concrete contractor and builder for many years.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Nancy Dickerson of Center
 
Children:
William Dickerson and wife, Linda, of Charleston, South Carolina
Bob Dickerson of Center
Daryn Speed and husband, Michael, of Beckville
 
Grandchildren:
Kylie Wilburn
John Michael Speed 
 
Brothers and Sister:
Jesse Dickerson and wife, Joyce, of Jasper
Fern Baggett of Hockley
Jim Dickerson and wife, Glenda Sue, of Jasper
 
Brother-in-law: Guy Harrison of Jasper
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Jesse James Dickerson and Ruby Kathryn Bailey Dickerson
Sister: Ruby Harrison

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Lynda Sue Curtis


 

Lynda Sue Curtis, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away from this life peacefully with Doug by her side on Sunday morning, September 24, 2017.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Lynn Hitt officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.
 
Lynda S. Curtis was born March 27, 1949, to Tom and Thelma Swanzy of Shelbyville.  She and her husband of 40 years were faithful members of Mission Bend Baptist Church for 39 years, where Lynda served as pianist.  She was a CPA for almost 40 years at Melton and Melton CPA’s of Houston.  One of Lynda’s favorite things to do in the fall was to travel to Colorado every year with Doug and their dear friends, Bro. and Mrs. Francis Crocker.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Doug Curtis
 
Mother-in-law: Bronice Curtis
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Glenda Durdin and husband, Dennis
Ann Gordon and husband, Kenneth
 
Numerous other family members
 
A host of friends
 
Lolly Lynda was a special grandmother to:
Evalyn Grace “Evy” Davis
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Swanzy and Thelma Doggett Swanzy
 
Pallbearers will be Ron Crocker, Chris Koltonski, Sidney Burns, Ricky Davis, Cody Davis and Dana Weldon. Honorary pallbearers will be Clifford Hamilton, Tommy Gray, John Smith, Keith Risinger, Gary McDonald and Larry McDonald.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rather Cemetery by mail (11883 Highway 87 South, Shelbyville, Texas 75973) or Alzheimer’s Association by mail (PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011), phone (800.272.3900) or online (www.alz.org).
 
The family wants to send a very special thank you to Affinity Hospice and their wonderful staff for the special and loving care during this time.  Words cannot express the appreciation to all the private caregivers.  Your love and kindness and exceptional care will always be remembered.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Billy Lee Brasfield, Jr.


Billy Lee Brasfield Jr, 56, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on September 21, 2017 surrounded by loved ones in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on April 30, 1961 in Columbus, Mississippi to Billy Lee Brasfield Sr. and wife Judy, and the late Patricia Hudson Hamby. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Billy grew up in Millport, Alabama where he attended Millport High School. He met the love of his life, Charlotte, later in life and they were married on February 4, 1995. They cherished over 22 years together. Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Billy was an avid NASCAR racing fan, and spent lots of time watching NHRA drag racing. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing. Billy loved to get in the vehicle and just ride. He loved sightseeing. Billy was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas.

 

Billy is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; daughters, Amanda Brownlee and husband Robert Dale, Charolotte Wilbanks and husband Toby Gooch, Tabitha Hammond, Danielle Dailie; sister, Christine Estes; brother, William “Huggie” Brasfield; 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Hudson Hamby; and brother, Joe Bob Brasfield.

To send condolences or sign the online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home

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Marshall "Dale" Bradshaw


Marshall “Dale” Bradshaw, 69, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Kim Squiers officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.
 
Mr. Bradshaw was born February 19, 1948, in Atlanta, to Drewie Marshall Bradshaw and Olean Cross Bradshaw.  He served in the United States Air Force.  Mr. Bradshaw was a member of Appleby Church of Christ.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Annette Bradshaw of Timpson
 
Children:
Jennie Alvis and husband, John, of Timpson
Marsha Bradshaw of Center
Joseph Bradshaw and wife, Michelle, of Plano
 
Grandchildren:
Cody Lampley and wife, Lacey, of Panama City, Florida
Ryan Alvis of Timpson
 
Great Grandchildren:
Kinley Lampley 
 
Sister: Faye Sigler and husband, James, of Center
 
Mother: Olean Cross Bradshaw of Timpson
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Drewie Marshall Bradshaw
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Annie Laura Jones


Annie Laura Jones, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at her residence.
 
Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
Mrs. Jones was born May 8, 1937, in Shelby County, to James Otis Christopher and Mary Golden Christopher.  She loved quilting, sewing, gardening and cooking.  Mrs. Jones was of the Baptist faith.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Paul Jones of Center
 
Children:
Mark Jones and wife, Shana, of White Oak
Terry Jones Aldridge and husband, Leon, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Tucker Jones
Karen Nix
Shawn Hagler
 
Great Grandchildren:
Harper Nix
Ellery Nix
Tatum Nix
 
Sister: Mary Boyd of Livingston
 
Preceded in death by
Granddaughter: Caitlyn Jones
 
Pallbearers will be Jim Nix, Shawn Hagler, Mark Jones, Tucker Jones, Leon Aldridge and Ralph Boyd.  
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Kimberly Rickett Burkhalter


 

Kimberly Rickett Burkhalter, 44, of Garrison, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in Nacogdoches.

 

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

 

Mrs. Burkhalter was born March 3, 1973, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Henry and Amanda Rickett. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, gardening, cooking, crocheting and taking care of animals.

 

She is survived by

Husband: Chris Burkhalter of Garrison

 

Daughter: Abigail Burkhalter of Garrison

 

Brother-in-law: Jason Burkhalter of Plano

 

Mother-in-law: Jane Burkhalter of Houston

 

Father-in-law: Darrell Burkhalter of The Woodlands

 

Sisters:

Melissa Lambordo of Seattle, Washington

Brandi Perdue of Portsmouth, Ohio

Sara Cooley of Kentucky

 

Brother: Christopher Rickett of Ohio

 

Nieces and Nephews:

Mikayla Poole of Portsmouth, Ohio

Stephanie Cooley of Kentucky

Christina Clark of Ohio

Timothy Hartley of Portsmouth, Ohio

Benjamin Adkins of Portsmouth, Ohio

Waylon Cooley of Kentucky

Jarrod Cooley of New York

 

Preceded in death by

Sons: Charles Michael Rickett and Christopher Wade Rickett

Parents: Henry and Amanda Rickett

Grandparents: Mitchell and Viola Lykins, Shelby and Hatie Rickett

Nephew: Nathan Adkins

 

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

 

 

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Mr. David Earl Dixon


Community Funeral Home announces services for 64 year old Mr. David Earl Dixon of Tenaha. Mr. Dixon passed away Saturday morning at Green Acres Nursing Home. His wake will be held Friday 6p-8p at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, TX. Services will be held Saturday at 2pm at Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha. Interment to follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center, TX with Pastor Joseph Hall Sr. officiating. 
 
Mr. David Earl Dixon is Survived by:
 
1 Daughter: Sinda Landon of Houston, TX
 
3 Sons: Darrion (Tameka) Landon of Center, TX
Ron (Tracy) Landon of Tenaha, TX
David Dewayne (Tameka) Landon of Henderson, TX
 
6 Grandchildren
 

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Minister Prentice Sanders


Community Funeral Home announces services for 58 year old Minister Prentice Sanders of Center. Mr. Sanders passed away Saturday in Houston. His wake will be held Friday 6p-8p at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Services will be held Saturday at 11am at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Timpson, TX with Bishop Zep Swindle officiating. 
 
Minister Prentice Sanders is Survived by:
 
Wife: Alice Faye Garrett Sanders of Center, TX
 
Father: Bluford Telfire of Shelbyville, TX
 
1 Son: Samual Sanders of Center, TX
 
1 Brother: Sam Sanders of Center, TX
 
2 Sisters: Dorothy Mae Horton of Center, TX
   Marie (Otis) Rabenell of Dallas, TX
 
1 Aunt: Pauline Cartwright of Shelbyville, TX
 

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Julie Marie Craig


 
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for Julie Marie Craig, age 53, of Lufkin, TX.
 
Date / place of death: 09/17/2017, Lufkin, TX  
      
Date / place of birth:  10/21/1963, San Augustine, TX      
 
Date / time of service: Saturday, 09/23/2017, 1:00 p.m. 
 
Place of service: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine
 
Date / time of visitation: Friday, 09/22/2017, 5-8 p.m.
 
Place of visitation: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine   
 
Officiating: Randall Craig
 
Burial: Macune Cemetery, San Augustine county, TX
 
Father: Marvin Craig           Mother: Dorothy Hanzel            
                                                                                                                     
Occupation: Homemaker  
 
Church affiliation: Macune Baptist church, San Augustine County
 
Survived by:
Fiance': Ron Reynolds of Lufkin
Daughter: Chesnee Raymond of Shelbyville
Brothers: Steven Curtis Craig & wife Patricia of Houston
          Dalton Lee Craig of San Augustine
4 nieces & 4 nephews
19 great nieces & nephews: 4 great-great-nieces & nephews
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin & Dorothy Craig; son, Colton Chase Raymond; sister, Kathy Capes; brother, Alan Craig; nephew, James Capes
 

 

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Mrs. Lula Belle Bailey


 

NAME:   MRS. LULA BELLE BAILEY                                            AGE:    84       
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:      09/18/2017, RESIDENCE, SAN AUGUSTINE
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :           10/19/1932, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;     THURSDAY, 09/21/2017, 11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  WEDNESDAY, 09/20/2017, 5-8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:         WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
OFFICIATING:     ROBERT EASTERLING
 
BURIAL:     MT. PLEASANT CEMETERY, SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS
 
FATHER:  FRANK WHITE                    MOTHER:   ALMA HOLT           
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE (32 YEARS)
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      BAPTIST
 
SURVIVED BY:  
SONS:  ROBERT "BOB" MARSHALL & WIFE KAT OF CLEVELAND, TEXAS
          STANLEY BAILEY & WIFE KAYLA OF NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS
GRANDCHILDREN:  BRYCE & BRET BAILEY; CHRISTIAN MARSHALL
SISTER:  LAVERNE BARFIELD OFLAROSE, LA.
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS; HUSBAND, ALBERT BAILEY; SISTER,
MARIE THORNTON; AND BROTHERS, T.H. AND JAMES ALBERT WHITE.
 

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Cecil Murray


 

NAME:       MR. CECIL MURRAY                                       AGE:    92      
 
ADDRESS:     PRINCETON, TEXAS (FORMERLY OF SAN AUGUSTINE) 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   09/16/2017, MCKINNEY, TEXAS    
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    01/13/1925, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    TUESDAY, 09/19/2017, 1:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  MONDAY, 09/18/2017, 5 TIL 8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE     
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. STEVEN WARREN  
 
BURIAL:   MACUNE CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY  
 
FATHER:  THOMAS ALBERT MURRAY                    MOTHER:     EMMA BELLE QUINN         
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    RETTIRED - PARTS MANAGER AT SAN AUGUSTINE FORD MOTOR COMPANY/
    PART TIME (ALONG WITH HIS WIFE) MOTEL BUSINESS MANAGER; & PART TIME CHURCH CUSTODIAN.
 
MILITARY:  U.S. ARMY 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE  
 
ORGANIZATIONS:    VFW POST #9313, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
SURVIVED BY:  
DAUGHTER:  LAQUINTA DIERCKS & HUSBAND JACK OF BRANCH, TEXAS
GRANDSON:  TONY DIERCKS & WIFE MANDY OF LUCAS, TEXAS
GRANDDAUGHTER:  NIKKI DUNCAN & HUSBAND JASON OF BRANCH, TEXAS
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN:  LANDRY, MEGAN, CLAY, JACK & NORA
SISTER:  GRACE PRICE & HUSBAND DONALD OF RICHARDSON, TEXAS
BROTHERS:  HERBERT MURRAY & WIFE DARLENE OF IRVING, TEXAS
     DONESE MURRAY & WIFE DOLORES OF MESQUITE, TEXAS
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH  BY HIS WIFE, BETTY MURRAY; AND SISTER, MARTHA MURRAY.  
 

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Larry D. "Bubba" Byrnes


 
 
Larry D. “Bubba” Byrnes, 64, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Chuck Horton and Tim Roberts officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
His survivors include
Wife of 43 years: Mary Byrnes of Center
 
Sons:
Jonathan Byrnes of Center
Larry Joseph Byrnes of Center
 
Brother: Chris Byrnes and wife, Tina, of Center
 
Sister: 
Pam Porter and husband, Russell, of Gary
 
Mother-in-law: Evelyn Sanford of Center
 
Brothers-in-law:
Dennis Crowley and wife, Stacie, of Huntsville
Charles Crowley of Center
 
Sisters-in-law:
JoBeth Kimbro and husband, Tom, of Center
JoAnn Dodson and husband, J.D., of Center
 
Aunts: 
Loyce Watson of Center
Allorah Jo Byrnes of Denver, Colorado
 
Numerous cousins, friends and relatives
 
Special Friend: Amy Allen of Harbor Hospice
 
Sister: Scheli Holloway
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: C. M. “Larry” and Billye J. Watson Byrnes
Grandparents: Thomas D. and Minnie Watson, Clarence and Annie Faye Byrnes
Brother-in-law: Larry Danny Crowley
Sister-in-law: Lisa Scott Byrnes
Nephew: Clint Fenton
 
On November 4, 1952, Larry Douglas “Bubba” Byrnes started his life’s journey in Center, Texas.  At 18 months of age, he contracted polio and was paralyzed from the waist down.  His parents never allowed him to think of himself as disabled.  With hard work and perseverance, he accomplished his goals of swimming, horseback riding, motorcycling, snow skiing, baseball and whatever he set his mind to do.  
 
Bubba was a 1972 graduate of Center High School.  He started Byrnes Dental Lab in Center after completing dental school.  In 1974, he was accepted into the MD Anderson Maxillofacial Prosthetics.  After completing, he went into the field of orthotics at Medical Center Brace in Houston.  Bubba moved back to Center in 1981, where he became partners with his family in ventures such as owning and operating assisted living facilities and the JOI Ranch until his retirement.
 
For the past five years, Bubba, “Cowboy” as he was known, was a dedicated volunteer with the East Texas Motorcycles Enthusiasts Inc. in Chireno to contribute to Make A Wish Foundation.  Cowboy loved this foundation because he always said, “It’s all about the kids.”  He dearly loved his extended family and friends of ETME.
 
Pallbearers will be Trey Byrnes, Beau Buster Byrnes, Morgan Bailey, Stephen Kimbro, Adam Kimbro, Russ Porter, Patrick Porter, Keith Askew and Brian Smith.
 
A special thank you to Dr. Joseph Scarmado and his staff.  Also, a very special thank you to Harbor Hospice.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Aline Gage


 

NAME:   MRS. ALINE GAGE                                             AGE:   78        
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:      09/13/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS 
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :        04/03/1939, ZWOLLE, LOUISIANA
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    SATURDAY, 09/16/2017, 1:00 P.M.  (ROSARY 10 AM TIL 11 AM)
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   SATURDAY, 09/16/2017, 11 AM TIL 1 PM
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE     
 
OFFICIATING:    FATHER SAISA AVULA 
 
BURIAL:    SAN AUGUSTINE CITY CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
FATHER:   HENRY EBARB                   MOTHER:    FRANCES SEPULVADO          
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   HEADSTART TEACHER; HOMEMAKER 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH   
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
DAUGHTER:  JANE ELLA WILLIAMS & HUSBAND BILL OF BRONSON
 
SONS:  ROGER LEE GAGE & WIFE ANN OF CONROE, TX
            DENNIS GAGE & WIFE BLAIRE OF BUFFALO, TX.
 
SISTERS:  NELL "TOOTSIE" LEONE OF ZWOLLE, LA.
                FRANCES SHIRLEY RICHARDS OF HOUSTON, TX.
 
8 GRANDCHILDREN; 9 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN;
 
1 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILD
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS; HUSBANDM BILL GAGE; DAUGHTER, 
LORETTA FRANCES GAGE; BROTHERS, JOHNNY, J.W., TONY, & JESSIE EBARD; SISTER,
MINNIE KNIGHT; AND GRANDCHILD, GINA FRANCINE SNIDER
 
 

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Johnny Ray Shumway


 
Johnny Ray Shumway, 65, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on September 13, 2017 in Joaquin. He was born on March 16, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Emmitt Johnny Shumway and Francis Louise Pate Shumway. A private memorial will be held at a later date.
 
Johnny grew up in Conroe, Texas where he graduated from Conroe High School. After graduation, he moved to Florida where he remained for over twenty years working as a truck driver. Later, he moved back to Joaquin to be closer to family and friends in the area. Johnny's favorite thing of all was spending time with his son. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. He also treasured the moments spent with his family.
 
Johnny is survived by his son, Johnny Ray Shumway, Jr. of Joaquin and his brother, Guy Shumway and wife, Debbie of Joaquin.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt Johnny Shumway and Francis Pate Shumway; brother, Lionel Shumway; and sisters LaQuida Shumway and Belinda Day.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home.  To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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Tucker David Dawson


 

Tucker David Dawson, infant son of Cody and Jessica Dawson, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in Dallas.  
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Ron Luman officiating.
 
Tucker was born September 11, 2017, in Nacogdoches. 
 
He is survived by
Parents: Cody and Jessica Dawson of Center
 
Sister: Taegan Dawson of Center
 
Grandparents:
Charles and Jeanie “KoKo” Bridges of Center
Chester and Linda Dawson of Center
 
Great Grandparents: 
Linda Bridges of Tenaha
Donald Hataway of Tenaha
Karen Beard of Center
Tim and Mary Anderson of Center
 
Aunt: Lindsay Smith and husband, Eric, of Conroe
 
Preceded in death by
Great Grandparents: Leon and Billie Livingston, J.W. Dawson, David Bridges
Great Great Grandparents: Billie and Rudy Youngblood, Willard Robison, James Bridges
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tucker Dawson’s Medical Expenses Account at Shelby Savings Bank in Center.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Bertis Wells


 

NAME:   MR. BERTIS WELLS                                            AGE:   77       
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:      09/13/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :       03/07/1940, NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS    
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;     FRIDAY, 09/15/2017, 11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  THURSDAY, 09/14/2017, 4 TIL 7 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:         SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. JIM MOSS 
 
BURIAL:     LIBERTY HILL CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
FATHER:  OPAL L. WELLS                    MOTHER:    LOTIS E. MARSHALL          
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   BANKER/BUSINESS MANAGER, INVESTMENT PROPERTIES 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
WIFE:  JOANN WELLS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SON:  JASON WELLS OF CENTER
DAUGHTERS:  JENNA WELLS PENICK & HUSBAND MARTIN OF NACOGDOCHES PAULA WELLS OF NACOGDOCHES
 
SISTER:  BONNIE WELLS CRUZE OF NACOGDOCHES
 
STEPDAUGHTER:  JOY FOX OF LONGVIEW, TEXAS
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  BRADY WELLS, BRANDT WELLS, CASEY MCDONALD, LAURA BELL, LESLIE VAN DYKE NUMEROUS OTHER COUSINS, FRIENDS AND RELATIVES  
 
 
 

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Alice Hancock


 

Mrs. Alice Hancock, age 59, of Hemphill, Texas.  Mrs. Hancock passed away on September 10, 2017 at her home in Hemphill, Texas.  
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, September 16, 2017
11 a.m.
Macedonia Baptist Church
Interment in Macedonia Cemetery
Rev. Darrlye Holmes, officiating minister
 
 Visitation 
 
Friday, September 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Husband Rev. George Hancock of Hemphill, Texas
Son Desmond Hancock of Baumhulder, Germany
Kenneth Hancock of Quitman, Texas
 
5 Grandchildren 2 great grandchildren
Brother James Singletary of Houston, Texas
Sister Ginger Grace (Sherman) of Floriene, LA
Special Niece Vernessa Grace
As well as a host of other relatives and friends
 

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Robert Williams


 

Mr. Robert Williams, age 57, of Houston, Texas.  Mr. Williams passed away on September 09, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  he is a native of the Pisgha Community of San Augustine, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
11 a.m.
Pisgha Baptist Church
Interment in Pisgha Cemetery
Rev. Anthony Quin Brooks
 
 Visitation 
 
Friday, September 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
7 sisters Sandra Williams of Houston, Texas
Bobbie Williams of Houston, Texas
Sharon Williams of Houston, Texas
Christian Williams of Houston, Texas
Carolyn Jones of Houston, Texas
  Laura Johnson of Houston, Texas
Arzella Freeman of Broaddus, Texas
 
And a host of other relatives and friends
 

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Anita Darcell Reed


 

Ms. Anita Darcell Reed, age 53, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Reed passed away on September 09, 2017 due to injuries received in a two vehicle accident on Highway 96 North of San Augustine, Texas. 
 
Graveside  SERVICE
 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Roberts Cemetery
Rev. Ardis Mosby officiating
 
 
SURVIVORS
 
Husband Alvin Potak of San Augustine, TX
Mother Evelyn Jones of Center, Texas
Brother Bryant Jones of Center, Texas
 
Host of Aunts, Uncles, other relatives and friends.
 

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Myra Jean Smith


 

Myra Jean Smith, 68, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on September 5, 2017 in Center, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1949 in Kansas to George W. Brooks and Mildred Juanita Shawn Brooks. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
 
Myra is survived by her husband, James Smith; son, Michael Bryan; daughter, Michelle Schumtz and husband, Rodney; brother, George Brooks and wife, Wanda; grandchildren, Patrick Schmutz and wife, Faith, Sarah Schmutz, Kayden Wilder, and Kamden Wilder.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Mildred Brooks and her brother, Larry Brooks.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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Mozelle Lee Belsha Akins


 

Mozelle Lee Belsha Akins, 62, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Nacogdoches.  
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Akins was born November 12, 1954, in Center, to Earl Erwin Belsha and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Children: 
Michelle Lee and Anthony Parish of Center
Jerry Wayne Akins II of Center
Jeffery Michael Akins of Center
Jennifer Marie Akins and fiancé, John Willoughby, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Enedina Akins
Maria Tavera
Jose Tavera
Haley Parish
Hannah Parish
Jerry Wayne Akins III
Bentley Stephen Akins
Timberly Faith Akins
Isabella Grace Akins
Chasity Cheshire
Colton Cheshire
Gracelyn Cheshire
Medilynn Cheshire
Brantlee Akins
Grayson Wayne Akins
Kylie Williams
 
Sisters and Brother:
Carolyn Moore of Waco
Vera Mae Nimitz and husband, Joe, of Hillister
Dianne Freeman of Mansfield, Louisiana
Nelda McCawley of Center
Charles Belsha of Center
 
Special Nieces:
Melinda Hughes
Angela Cuello
 
Special Nephew: Kenneth Wayne Hayes
 
Special Cousin: Ann Walker
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Jerry Wayne Akins Sr.
Parents: Earl Erwin Belsha and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha
Brothers: Tommy Ray Belsha, Johnny Earl Belsha, Robert Adams
 
Pallbearers will be Jack Hughes Jr., Joseph Bartlett, Charles Belsha, Anthony Parish, William Jacobs, Kenneth Hayes and Billy Adams.
 
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Lula Belle Nutter


 

Lula Belle Nutter, 87, of Shelbyville, Texas passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Center, Texas.  She was born on June 20, 1930 in Hico, West Virginia to Walter Lee Norman and Minnie Belle Carte Norman.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Lula was born and raised in Hico, West Virginia where she graduated from Hico High School. After graduation, Lula married Lyle Clifford “Buck” Nutter on February 24, 1950 and she made a life as a homemaker. Lula enjoyed leading a simple life, but one full of laughter and love. She knew her way around the kitchen and loved cooking. She also had a great time on trips to the casino. Most of all, Lula treasured the moments spent with her children and grandchildren. 
Lula is survived by sons, Clifford Nutter and wife, Denise and Rick Nutter and wife, Jan; daughters, Cindy Tate and husband, Don, and Bonnie Hawver and husband, Ken; grandchildren, David Ford and wife, Lien, Jeremy Ford and wife, Myra, Chane Stanley and wife, Janet, Janan Kent and husband, Eric, John Nutter and wife, Shareal, Brad Nutter and wife, Lori, Josh Hawver and wife, Katie, and Brittany Bland and husband, Matt; fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Clifford “Buck” Nutter; her parents, Walter and Minnie Belle Norman; one son, Teddy Nutter; brothers, JC Norman, Lee “Shorty” Norman, Leonard Norman, Odie Norman, and Clinton “CC” Norman; and sisters Blaine Norman and Rachel Norman. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

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Dalton "Mo" Butler


 

NAME:   Dalton "Mo" Butler                AGE:  63  
 
ADDRESS:  San Augustine
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   09/09/2017  San Augustine, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   10/20/1953 Nacogdoches, TEXAS     
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;  Monday, 09/11/2017 AT 10 A.M.  
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:  Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Denning, San Augustine County, Texas  
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   Sunday, 09/10/2017, 5 P.M. TO 8 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church    
 
OFFICIATING:   Bro. Randy Mills  
 
BURIAL:   SHILOH CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
FATHER:   Brice Butler                   MOTHER:     Freddie Merle (Knous) Butler        
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  Carpenter, Construction, Handyman
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    CHURCH OF CHRIST
 
SURVIVED BY:  
Wife Sena Butler of Huntington; Mother Freddie Butler; 2 Brothers Kyle Butler and wife Mary & Harold Butler and Anita White both of San Augustine; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Preceded in death by Father Brice Butler
 
 
Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of 
WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311
FAX # 936-275-0034
 
 

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Mozelle Lee Belsha Akins


 

Mozelle Lee Belsha Akins, 62, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Nacogdoches.  
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Akins was born November 12, 1954, in Center, to Earl Erwin Belsha and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She is survived by:
 
Children: 
Michelle Lee and Anthony Parish of Center
Jerry Wayne Akins II of Center
Jeffery Michael Akins of Center
Jennifer Marie Akins and fiancé, John Willoughby, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Enedina Akins
Maria Tavera
Jose Tavera
Haley Parish
Hannah Parish
Jerry Wayne Akins III
Bentley Stephen Akins
Timberly Faith Akins
Isabella Grace Akins
Chasity Cheshire
Colton Cheshire
Gracelyn Cheshire
Medilynn Cheshire
Brantlee Akins
 
Sisters and Brother:
Carolyn Moore of Waco
Vera Mae Nimitz and husband, Joe, of Hillister
Dianne Freeman of Mansfield, Louisiana
Nelda McCawley of Center
Charles Belsha of Center
 
Special Nieces:
Melinda Hughes
Angela Cuello
 
Special Nephew: Kenneth Wayne Hayes
 
Special Cousin: Ann Walker
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Jerry Wayne Akins Sr.
Parents: Earl Erwin Belsha and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha
Brothers: Tommy Ray Belsha, Johnny Earl Belsha, Robert Adams
 
Pallbearers will be Jack Hughes Jr., Joseph Bartlett, Charles Belsha, Anthony Parish, William Jacobs, Kenneth Hayes and Billy Adams.
 
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Juanita Faye Smith


 
Juanita Faye Smith, 76, of Lone Oak, Texas, formerly a long time resident of Huxley Bay, passed away on September 7, 2017 in McKinney.
 
She was born on April 16, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii to James Alexander Burgess and Francis Maria Decoster Burgess. Funeral Services for Mrs. Smith will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Toledo Bend Cowboy Church in Huxley, Texas with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.
 
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wimberly Cemetery, 11466 FM 2694, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.
 
 

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Hannah Abel


 

NAME:   HANNAH ABEL                   AGE:  18
 
ADDRESS:  CHIRENO, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   09/05/2017 CHIRENO, TEXAS 
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   01/30/1999 LUFKIN, TEXAS   
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;  SAT., 9/09/2017 AT 11 A.M. 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:  WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL  
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   FRI, 09/08/2017,  5 P.M. TO 8 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL    
 
BURIAL:   BROADDUS CEMETERY 
 
FATHER:   BUCK ABEL                   MOTHER:     CAROL BARNETT  
                                                                                                                 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    CHURCH OF CHRIST 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
MOTHER AND STEP-DAD, CAROL AND TERRY BARNETT OF CHIRENO,
SISTERS, SHELBY TREADAWAY AND HER HUSBAND, DUSTIN OF BROADDUS,
                   NIKKIE MORRISON AND HER HUSBAND, KIRK OF LIVINGSTON;
GRANDFATHER,  SIM ABEL OF BROADDUS,
NIECE, ALLYSON MORRISON OF LIVINGSTON, ALONG WITH NUMEROUS AUNTS,
COUSINS, AND FRIENDS. 
 
SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY FATHER, BUCK ABEL; HER MEMAW, MARY ABEL;
GRANDPA, RONALD ROSSON; GRANDMAS, JOHNIE FAYE ROSSON AND JEANNINE BARNETT. 
 
 

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Jean Smith - Pending


 

Jean "Myra" Smith, 68, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Center, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1949. Services are pending at this time with Mangum Funeral Home.
 

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Danny Patterson Tomlin


 

Danny Patterson Tomlin, 70, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at his residence.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Charles Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at Forbis Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Tomlin was born February 24, 1947, in Center, to E. A. “Nig” Tomlin and Maxine Anthony Tomlin.  He graduated from Center High School.  Mr. Tomlin served in the United States Marine Corps and later became a self-employed carpenter.  One of his proudest accomplishments was being involved in the construction of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center, which he was a member for many years. Mr. Tomlin enjoyed hunting and making trips to Colorado.  Above all, he cherished the moments he spent being “Poppa” to his grandchildren.  
 
He is survived by
Wife of 51 years: Barbara Graves Tomlin of Center
 
Sons:
Anthony Lee Tomlin and wife, Cindy, of Center
David Joshua Tomlin of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Alex Tomlin 
Blaine Tomlin
Wil Tomlin
Taylor Tomlin
 
Sisters:
Dianne Tomlin of Nacogdoches
Kathy Tomlin Hagen of Nacogdoches
Jeannette Tomlin Bonner and husband, Randy, of Joaquin
Paula Tomlin Spann and husband, Chuck, of Center
 
Brother: Jim Tomlin and wife, Cathy, of Center
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: E. A. “Nig” Tomlin and Maxine Anthony Tomlin
 
Pallbearers will be James Lynn Livingston, Ronny Rudd, Pete Andrews, Ricky Cockrell, Brad Cockrell and David Wheeler.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project by mail (PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517), phone (877.832.6997), or online (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).  Also, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by mail (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105), phone (800.805.5856) or online (www.stjude.org).
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Jessie "Muriel" Nicholson


 

NAME:   MRS. JESSIE "MURIEL" NICHOLSON               AGE:  85
 
ADDRESS:  BEAUMONT, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   09/03/2017  BAYTOWN, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   05/26/1932,  ZAVALLA, TEXAS     
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;  FRI.,  9/08/2017 AT 2 P.M.  
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:  WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL  
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   FRI, 09/08/2017, 1 P.M. TO 2 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL    
 
OFFICIATING:   RALPH THOMPSON  
 
BURIAL:   LIBERTY HILL MEMORIAL  GARDEN
 
FATHER:   MAXIE H. NICHOLSON                  MOTHER:    FANNIE LOU SMITHART
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  BOOKKEEPER (FUELING INDUSTRY) 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    AMELIA BAPTIST CHURCH 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
HER CHILDREN, DON NICHOLSON AND HIS WIFE, KATE OF WILLIS,
                                 MAXINE NICHOLSON OF CYPRESS,
                                 PAUL NICHOLSON AND HIS WIFE, DENISE OF BAYTOWN,
                                 MARK NICHOLSON AND HIS WIFE, ANN OF CABOT, ARKANSAS 
 
10 GRANDCHILDREN AND 12 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. 
 
 

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Mary Barton Carter


 

Mary Barton Carter, 87, of the Paxton Community of Shelby County, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Old Home Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating.  
 
Mrs. Carter was born March 18, 1930, in the Paxton Community of Shelby County, to George Hutto and Rosie Head Hutto.  She was a member of Old Home Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby County.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Polley Eddins and husband, Benny, of Center
George Elton Barton and wife, Lisa, of Joaquin
Danny Wayne Barton of the Paxton Community of Shelby County
Jimmy Barton of the Paxton Community of Shelby County
 
Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Dewey E. Barton
Husband: Charlie Carter
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Rolland Glen Hall


 

Mr. Rolland Glen Hall, age 61, of Houston, Texas.  Mr. Hall passed away on August 30, 2017 at Memorial Herman Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.  
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00 p.m.
County Line Baptist Church
Interment Gasby New Zion Cemetery
Rev. Gaylon Taylor, Officiating
 
Wake and Visitation 
 
Friday, September 8, 2017
6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Ross Mortuary Chapel, Houston, Texas
 
SURVIVORS
 
Wife: Mary Hawkins Hall of Houston, Texas
 
Children Jaron Bowens of Houston Texas 
Curtis Hawkins of Houston, Texas
Delvin Hawkins and Natasha Hawkins of Mississippi
 
15 grandchildren          6 great grandchildren 
 
 Brothers: James H. Moore(Karen) of Simi Valley, California
 Johnny Moore (Myrtle) of Houston Texas
 James Lane Jr, of Geneva, Texas
 
Sisters: Mary Dodd of Nacogdoches, Texas
Jeanette Stevens of Houston Texas
 
A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 

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Zelna Hughes Belsha


 

Zelna Hughes Belsha, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at her residence. 
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bill Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Shelby County. 
 
Mrs. Belsha was born April 29, 1935, in Joaquin, to Leon G. Hughes and Nellie Lucille Jackson Hughes. She enjoyed gardening and was known for her beautiful flower beds. Mrs. Belsha loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. 
 
She is survived by 
Daughter: Reené Hooper and husband, Duane, of Houston, Texas 
 
Grandchildren: 
Timothy D. Hooper of Los Angeles, California 
Robert Brian Hooper and wife, Rachael, of Shreveport, Louisiana 
Alicia Diane Hamilton and husband, Jeff, of Joaquin, Texas 
William Preston Hooper of Austin, Texas 
Callie Reené Briggs and husband, Jackie, of Logansport, Louisiana 
Amy Diane Fonseca and husband, Rafael, of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Burlington County, New Jersey 
Alex Hooper and wife, Evette, of Houston, Texas 
 
14 Great Grandchildren 
 
7 Great Great Grandchildren 
 
Sister: Sue Weaver and husband, Buford, of Center, Texas 
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Bonnie Baggett 
Nelwyn Ables
 
Brother-in-law: Howard Belsha 
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends 
 
Preceded in death by 
Husband: Lamar Belsha 
Parents: Leon G. Hughes and Nellie Lucille Jackson Hughes 
Brother: Bo Hughes 
 
Pallbearers will be Alex Hooper, Jackie Briggs, Will Hooper, Chad Hughes, Rob Hooper and Pete Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Chapman, Tye Chapman and Rafael Fonseca.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Jeff Parker


 

Jeff Parker, 54, of Center, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 3, 2017, at Sardis Church in Shelby County with Bro. Carlos Martinez officiating.  Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mr. Parker was born June 1, 1963, in Shelby County, to Tommy Wayne Parker and Louise Chambliss Parker.  He was a devoted Christian, a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.  Mr. Parker loved spending time with his family.  He was of the Pentecostal faith.
 
 
 
 
 
He is survived by
Wife of 32 years: Betty Parker
 
Children:
Laurie Perez and husband, Antonio
Chris Scott and Preslie Nichols
Jason Parker and wife, Jody
 
Grandchildren:
Courtney Bass
Brittany Bass
Logan Scott
Jalynn Durbin
Lynsie Durbin
Jaycee Parker
Colton Parker
Joshua Parker
 
Father: Tommy Parker
 
Sisters:
Rebecca Jean Parker Stokes
Mary Evelyn Glaze
 
Brothers: 
Kenneth “Bo” Parker and wife, Tina
Edwin Parker and Brandy McCulloch
Steve Parker and wife, Jill
 
Aunts:
Charlsie Packwood and Ora Bell Sullivan
Barbie Chambliss and husband, Robert
Sharon Chambliss
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Mother: Louise Glaze
Niece: Franshaire
Grandparents: Thomas A. and Mandy L. Chambliss, Clarence A. and Viola E. Parker
 
Pallbearers will be Jay Robertson, Buddy McGown, Chad Martinez, Richard Dyson Sr., Joel Olivarez, Richard Dyson Jr.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Alvin Willoughby


 

Alvin Willoughby, 78, passed away on September 1, 2017 in Humble, Texas. He was born in Center, Texas on April 28, 1939 to John Elvin Willoughby and Gertrude Broadway Willoughby. Funeral services for Mr. Willoughby will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 4, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas with Rev. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Alvin was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who thoroughly enjoyed every second spent with his family and friends. “Dood,” as he was often called, could be found on the open road riding his motorcycle whenever he had the chance. 
 
Alvin is survived by his sons, Tony Willoughby and wife, Traci of Center, Texas and Shane Willoughby and wife, Maria of Cleveland, Texas; step-daughters, Carol Morgan of Cleveland, Texas and Leigh Crouch of Cleveland, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, Angel Minter, Carlos Lecksma, Waylon Willoughby, Wyatt Willoughby, Heavenlee Willoughby, Britlee Sullivan, Levi Willoughby, Lincoln Willoughby, Austin Craig, Hagan Craig, Dusti Willoughby, Terri Marshal, and John Willoughby; and eight great-grandchildren.
 
He is preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Elsie Willoughby; parents, John Elvin and Gertrude Willoughby; one son, Rodney Willoughby; Janice Willoughby and Jean Willoughby.
 
Pallbearers for Mr. Willoughby’s service will be Billy Bob McAdams, Lonnie Dodd, Dick Gee, Josh McAdams, Raymond Singltary and Roe Belrose. 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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Carla Wynette Johnson


 

NAME:   CARLA WYNETTE JOHNSON              
 
AGE:  34
 
ADDRESS:  BROADDUS
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   08/31/2017,  BROADDUS, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   05/02/1983,  TYLER, TEXAS   
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;  MONDAY, SEPT. 4, 2017,  AT 2 P.M.  
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:  SAN AUGUSTINE COWBOY CHURCH SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS 
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   SUN., 9/3/2017 5 P.M. TO 8 P.M.   
                                        
PLACE OF VISITATION: SAN AUGUSTINE COWBOY CHURCH    
 
OFFICIATING: CHRIS BURRIS 
 
BURIAL: DICKERSON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:  HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR, AND AVID OUTSDOORLADY.  HUNTING AND FISHING WERE VERY DEAR TO HER. 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION: SAN AUGUSTINE COWBOY CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
HER PARENTS,  WAYNE AND BRENDA HIGHTOWER OF SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, 
 
SONS, CODY AND CALEB JOHNSON OF HUNTINGTON,
 
BROTHERS, STACY HIGHTOWER AND HIS WIFE, LAILLE OF LUFKIN AND SCOTT HIGHTOWER
AND HIS WIFE, CHRIS OF LUFKIN,
 
SISTERS, TRACY SCHUTTS AND HER HUSBAND,  LANCE OF SAN ANTONIO AND PAULA PORTER
 
AND HER HUSBAND ROGER OF CENTER, ALONG WITH A HOST OF NUMEROUS 
 
NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS AND DEAR FREINDS. 
 
SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER SISTER, JESSCIA HIGHTOWER.
 
 

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Billie R. "Reggie" Warren


 

Billie R. “Reggie” Warren, 67, of Queen City, Texas, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in Queen City, Texas.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Old Home Church in Shelby County with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Home Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mr. Warren was born December 25, 1949, in Mexia, Texas, to Billie L. Warren and June M. Little Warren.  He was a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Queen City, Texas.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Debora A. Warren of Queen City, Texas
 
Children:
Marty Warren and wife, Lori, of Brazoria, Texas
Ginna Stivers and husband, William, of Queen City, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Whittney Johnson
Katylynn “Bug” Letterman
Gage Stivers
Alyssa “Pumpkin” Warren
Isabella “Bellaboo” Warren
Gracelyn “Little Bit” Stivers
 
Great Grandson: Brynden Johnson
 
Nephew: Jody Warren and family
 
Sister-in-law: Lona Lee and husband, Kevin
 
Numerous “adopted” kids
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Billie L. Warren and June M. Little Warren
Brother: Ricky Warren
 
Pallbearers will be Josh Fletcher, Bobby Hunter Dean, Marty Warren, Jody Warren, George Fletcher and Kevin Lee.  Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin “Bubba” Lum, Norris Taylor, Webb Bates, Tad Camathan, Bobby Dean and Bryan Fairchild.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an organization of your choice to assist with flood victims.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Isaiah Hill


 

 
Funeral service for Mr. Isaiah Hill, Jr. (85) of Center, Texas will be Saturday, September 2, 2017, 2:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas).  Mr. Hill died Monday, August 28, 2017.   Rev. James A. Ervin will be officiating.   
 
Patricia is survived by:
 
Wife:  Dorthy Hill of Center, Texas
 
Sons:  Bobby Hill of Center, Texas; I.J. (Brenda) Hill of Shelbyville, Texas; Michael Hill and Marcus Hill of Shelbyville, Texas
 
Daughters:  Helen Hill of Houston, Texas; Charlotte Hill of Houston, Texas; Debra (Sugarman) of Center, Texas; and Angela Hill of Houston, Texas  
 
Sister:  Mirla Garrett of Shelbyville, Texas; Eva Wells of Houston, Texas; and Vernon Jewel of Houston, Texas. 
 
Visitation:   On Saturday, September 2, 2017 from the hours of 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church 
             
Committal:  Burton Fields Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas 
 
Repass:  Bright Morning Star Baptist Church
 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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Melanise Alexander


 

Mrs. Melanise Alexander 91 of Tenaha passed away Thursday Morning at Nacogdoches Memorial. Wake will be held Friday evening 6-8 at Benfor Chapel Baptist Church Tenaha, TX.  Saturday Sept. 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, TX.  Interment will follow at the St. John Cemetery in Tenaha with Pastor Joseph Hall Sr. Officiating for her services.
 
She is survived by: 
 
1 Sister Bennie L.Smith of Tenaha
 
A host of Nieces and Nephews
 
  

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J. L. Emmons


 

J. L. Emmons, 86, of Center, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
J. L. Emmons was born on February 6, 1931, in Shelby County, to Leland Emmons and Johnie Choate Emmons.  He served in the United States army and was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.
 
He is survived by
Daughter and Son-in-law: Pamela and Billy Bolton
 
Grandchildren:
Chris Bolton and wife, Misty
Misty Wright and husband, Chance
 
Great Grandchildren:
Ashton Emmons
Kellie Morgan and husband, Brandon
Zachary Bolton
Rosalyn Wright
Jacob Zavada
Carson Emmons
Bethany Emmons
Delylah Wright
Mason Morgan
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Carolyn Patterson Emmons
Son: Rodney Emmons
Granddaughter: Katina Emmons
Parents: Leland Emmons and Johnie Choate Emmons
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Patricia A. Ingram


 

Funeral service for Mrs. Patricia A. Ingram (56) of Center, Texas will be Saturday, September 2, 2017, 11:00am at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church(415 County Road 4356, Center, Texas).  Mrs. Ingram died at local emergency room on Monday, August 22, 2017.   Rev. Brandon Owens Sr. will be officiating.   
 
Patricia is survived by:
 
Husband:  Johnny Sanders of Center, Texas
 
Mother:  Elmiria Ingram of Carthage, Texas 
 
Brothers:  James (Yvonne) of Longview, Texas; Frank (Rachel) of Logansport, Louisiana; and Larry (Jennifer) of Center, Texas 
 
Sister:  Louella (Edgar) of Center, Texas; Alica (Howard) Lewis of Carthage, Texas; Linda Ingram, Johnson of Carthage, Texas; and Youlandia Ingram of Dallas, Texas
 
God Children:  Briana Mitchell and Nikki Ross
 
Visitation:   Hicks Chapel on Friday, September 1, 2017 from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm
             
Committal:  Shady Grove Cemetery in Gary, Texas 
 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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Dora Lee Coan


 

Dora Lee Coan, 78, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on August 25, 2017 in Timpson. She was born in Palo Pinto County, Texas on May 6, 1939 to Alton Emmitt and Nannie Mae Hale Stephens. Funeral service for Dora will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 28, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Bro. William Dee Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel.
Dora spent her early childhood years in Grayford, Texas before moving to South Houston in Fourties.  Later she attended Pasadena High School graduating class of 1957.  She attended Lon Morris College on a vocal scholarship.  She married Elroy Bert Coan in 1960 in Durant, Oklahoma and traveled with him while he played college and professional football.  They later moved to the Conroe area where they raised their children.  Several years after retirement they decided to move back to Timpson, Texas.  Dora enjoyed spending time with those she loved, including her husband, children, brothers, sisters, and especially her two beautiful granddaughters, LeeAnn and Kelsi.  Dora loved the Lord and was a devoted Christian lady. 
 
 

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Charles Cook


 

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ron McClellon and Bro. Reginald DeLeon officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Cook was born August 30, 1933, in Joaquin, to Aubrey “Buster” Cook and Mildred Etoille Parker Cook. He served in the Signal Corps of the United States Army during the Korean War.  Mr. Cook was a member of Toledo Bend District 8 Ministries and Gloster Baptist Church. 
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife: Carol Cook of Grand Cane, Louisiana
 
Daughter: Cherrie Cook-Flores and husband, Robert, of Grand Cane, Louisiana
 
Son: Christian Cook of Keatchie, Louisiana
 
Grandchildren:
Derek Deas of Stonewall, Louisiana
Brittany Miller of Keatchie, Louisiana
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by 
Parents: Aubrey “Buster” Cook and Mildred Etoille Parker Cook
Daughter-in-law: Deborah Miller
 
Pallbearers will be Dan McBride, Dean Graner, David Long, Dwayne Restivo, Dave Means and Jim Roper.  Honorary pallbearers will be Winter Case, Mack Vance, Taylor Burford and Hall Burford.
 
A special thanks to Delores “DeeDee” Cox for her love and attention, Stat Home Health and Dr. Jonathan Davis.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Toledo Bend District 8 Ministries, 3840 Carter’s Ferry Road, Zwolle, Louisiana 71486.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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