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Prentice "Bubba' Shofner, Jr.


 

 

Prentice “Bubba” Shofner, Jr., 56, of Center, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018, at his residence.

 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Latham Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Bubba was born March 22, 1962, in Center, to Prentice Shofner Sr. and Bobbie Ann Harrison Shofner.  He was a member of Newbern Masonic Lodge #97 and Dreka Pentecostal Church.

 

He is survived by
Wife: Cindy Shofner of Center

Children:
Brittany Shofner and fiancé, Chris Matis, of Center
Mallory Shofner of Nacogdoches
Kristen Shofner and fiancé, James Tutt Jr., of Center

Grandchildren:
Raylee Askew
Sh’Tredik “JJ” Reed
Ryker Matis
James “J3” Tutt III
Raya Matis

Sisters and Brother:
Penny Todd and husband, Ricky, of Center
Mary Sims and husband, Rickie, of Dreka
John Shofner and wife, Wanita, of Center
Jenny Holt and husband, Benny, of Center

Sister-in-law: Rhonda Benavides and husband, Richard

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Prentice Shofner Sr. and Bobbie Ann Harrison Shofner
Sister: Toni Shofner Alford
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Robert D. and Judy Rushing
Nephews: Cody Wayne Alford, Chase Christian Todd
Stepbrother: Jeff Burris
Stepmother: Jenell Shofner

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

 

 

 

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Ms. JoAnna Handy - Pending


 

 

Ms. JoAnna Handy, age 83, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Handy passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas.
  

FUNERAL SERVICE

Pending at this time. 

 

 

 

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Clemencia Perez


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clemencia Perez, 61, of Center, Texas passed away on November 7, 2018 in Nacogdoches. She was born on March 2, 1957 in Epitacio Huerta Michoacan, Mexico to Benjamin Perez and Nabora Arcos. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery.


A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


Clemencia moved to Texas in 1997 and developed a love and pride for this country. Above all things, her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was priority. Clemencia was a true prayer warrior and faced every battle in life on her knees. She found much joy and peace studying her Bible and strengthening her relationship with God every day. Her inner light shone so bright that when she was around others, life was breathed into a room. A homemaker by trade, Clemencia cared for and nurtured her family making sure they had everything they needed. Her children were one of her greatest joys and the time they spent together was filled with happiness and the warmest memories. She loved being in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. You also could find her outdoors working in her garden and with her animals. Being in fellowship with her church family at Center First United Pentecostal Church was the highlight of her week. Clemencia was a genuine, Christian woman whose presence will be deeply missed. 


Clemencia is survived by her sons, Homero Castro of Center and Juan Edgar Castro of Center; mother, Nabora Perez; sisters, Juana Perez, Aurora Perez, Graciela Perez and Esperanza Perez; brothers, Benjamin Perez, David Perez, Jose Perez, Merejildo Perez, Fidencio Perez and Faustino Perez.


She is preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Perez and brother, Alberto Perez.
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 

 

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Jodine Rodgers


 

 


Funeral Services for Jodine Rodgers, age 55, of San Augustine County, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cliff Durham officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in San Augustine County.  Visitation will be Saturday evening, November 10, 2018, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts.

 

Jodine was born November 20, 1962, in Ottowa, Illinois to the late Alice Joyce (Worley) Bryan and L.J. Bryan.  She was a homemaker, and one of her loving attributes was that she adored and loved cats, and she was a beloved wife and mother, and sister.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

 

 

Those she is survived by include, her loving husband, Charles Rodgers of San Augustine; her sons, Walter Langley of San Augustine and Justin Langley of San Augustine; brother, Mike Bryan of San Augustine and Sisters, Nancy McCarty of Uvalde, Lori Courtney of San Augustine and Linda McCoy of Zavalla, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

 

 

She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Alice and L.J. Byran, and a brother, Frank Bryan.

Pallbearers will include, Justin Langley, Walter Langley, Brian McCoy, Scott McCardy, Brad Fowler and Ben McCoy.

 

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com/
Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas

 

 

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Larry Hopkins


 

 

Hicks Mortuary and Colonial Funeral Home of Orange, Texas are announcing funeral service for Mr. Larry Hopkins of Orange, Texas.  Mr. Hopkins died Friday, November 2, 2018, at local hospital.    Funeral service is Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 11:00am, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church located at 612 3rd Street, Orange, Texas 77630.  

Local Cousins:


Norma Lister of Shelbyville, Texas
Myrtis McClelland of Center, Texas
Fredrick (Stella) Gardner of Center, Texas
Adrian (Faye) Allen of Shelbyville, Texas 
Debra Eaden of Center, Texas 
Danny Ray (Joyce) Allen of Center, Texas 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Hattie Ree McClelland


 

 

Hicks Mortuary and McCoy and Harris Funeral Home are announcing funeral service for Mrs. Hattie Ree McClelland (88) of Center, Texas. Funeral service will be Monday, November 12, 2018 at Triumph Church, 908 Daniels Street, Center, Texas 75935.  Mrs. McClelland was born January 11, 1930.    Mrs. McClelland died Monday, November 5, 2018, at her Seven Acres Jewish Community Care Center in Houston, Texas.   Pastor, Wilbert Simmons will be officiating. 

 

Mrs.  McClelland is survived by:
Sons:  Charles McClelland, Jr. of Houston, Texas and Daryl Wayne McClelland of Center, Texas
Daughter:  Cassandra Miller of Missouri City, Texas 
Brothers:  Willie (Clematine) Lathan and J.C. (Betty) Lathan all of Center, Texas; and Jackie (Ruth Thelma) Lathan and James (Ethel) Lathan all of Houston, Texas
A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces 

 

Visitations:  Sunday, November 11, 2018, at McCoy and Harris Funeral Home 4918 MLK Blvd., Houston, Texas 77021, from the hours of 3:00pm -5:00pm and Monday, November 12, 2018 at Triumph Church from the hours 10:00am – 12:00 noon. 

Committal:  Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas

 

 

 

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Clara Denby


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clara Denby, 85, of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away on November 6, 2018 in Mt. Enterprise. She was born on November 27, 1932 in Zwolle, Louisiana to Lemmuel Gus West and Mary Molly Ezernack West. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Latham Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Trey Thompson officiating. 
A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 


Clara married Albert Denby, Sr. on March 16, 1950 in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. Together they raised a beautiful family together creating a life filled with love and laughter. She was a kind and caring woman that always found a way to meet the needs of others. She was a woman of few words, but her humility and generosity spoke volumes. If Clara went anywhere, you could guarantee that she would have a pocketful of butterscotch candy. Those welcomed into her home would also find a candy dish full when they entered. Clara was a talented seamstress and you would very often find her quilting and sewing. She also enjoyed her time in the kitchen whipping up something for family and friends when they would visit. If she wasn’t inside cooking or sewing, you could find Clara outdoors tinkering with flowers or her garden. More than anything, Clara treasured the moments surrounded by her family. Warmth and compassion filled the walls of her home when her family gathered there. 


Clara is survived by:
Sons: 
Jerry Wayne Denby and wife, Janice of Ludington, Michigan
Johnnie Ray Denby and wife, Hester of Good Springs
Albert Prentice Denby, Jr. and wife, Debbie of Lufkin 
Billy Jack Denby and wife, Johnnie Kaye of Mt. Enterprise

Daughter:
Thelma Jean Pederzani of Huntington

Grandchildren:
J.W. Denby and wife, Carrie
Bobby, Michael & Thomas Pederzani
Debbie & Joshua Denby
Stephen Denby 
LeAnna, Samantha, Jacob and Alana Denby

Great-grandchildren:
Amanda Denby
Sashia & Katarina Janisch

She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Denby Sr.; parents, Lemmuel and Mary West; all of her siblings; son-in-law, Robert Pederzani; and granddaughters, Elizabeth Janisch and Johnnie Renee Denby, 
Pallbearers will be Stephen Denby, Bobby Pederzani, Michael Pederzani, Jerry Denby, Albert Denby, Jr., Johnnie R. Denby and Billy Denby.


To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

 

 

 

 

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Alva Lee "Dutch" (Sowell) Bennefield Todd


 

 

Alva Lee "Dutch" (Sowell) Bennefield Todd was born March 13, 1935, in San Augustine County, Texas, Norwood Community to the late Alvin N. Sowell and Vivian Lee (Goodman) Sowell.  She passed from this life in the late hours of Sunday evening, November 4, 2018, in San Augustine.

She retired from Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative  after 42 years of service.  She was a long time member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Norwood.  She was known as a wonderful cook, and loved to shop with friends.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother. 

 

She is survived by her daughter, Gwenda Hanzel and her husband Jessie Oliver; Grandson, Andy Ray Hanzel, Step-granddaughter, Stacy Oliver Smith; great-grandchildren, Kolby, Haylee Jo, Kaylee Ray, and Haygen, along with great-great grandchild, Chloe, Brothers, Leonard Sowell and his wife, Lutherine and Raymond "Buck" Sowell and his wife, Gayle, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Bennefield and later husband, T.V. Todd; Brothers,  Freddie Sowell, Coleman Sowell, Jiles Sowell, Winfred Sowell, Jack Sowell, Sisters, Dorothy Sowell and Ola Murray, and her loving dashound "Hannah".

 

Serving as Pallbearers, Rusty Sowell, Raymond Trent Sowell, Jason Lane Sowell, Roger Sowell, Paul Sowell, Mike Murray and Kolby Hanzel,  

 

Special thanks to Colonial Pine Nursing Home Staff, Brandi, Heather, Leah, Rachel, Chasity and Angie. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials and donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.    

 

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Octavian Burrell


 

Mr. Octavian Burrell, age 20, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Burrell passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 due to an automobile accident.

FUNERAL SERVICE

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

1:00 P.M.

Reed Chapel Baptist Church

Interment Lane Town Cemetery

Rev. Timothy Teel, Officiating

 

The family of Octavian Burrell has asked us to announce a change in venue for the Repast. will now be held at the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church Cafeteria.  Food for the Octavian Burrell service should be taken to The Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church Cafeteria at 613 E. Colombia St. San Augustine, TX . If you have any questions please call Percy Garner & Son Mortuary at  936-275-2511.

 

SURVIVORS

 

Parents Shelly Ann Haskins (Linnie) of San Augustine, Texas

J. R. Burrell of Lufkin, Texas

 

2 Brothers Steve Burrell of San Augustine, Texas

Tyrone Burrell of San Augustine, Texas

 

3 Sisters Paula Sandle (John) of Houston, Texas

Melissa Burrell of Lufkin, Texas

Ashlye Taylor (JaDarian) of San Augustine, Texas

 

A host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wardlow Woodrow Oliver


 

 

 

Wardlow Woodrow Oliver, known to his family and friends as “Joe” was born to Austin Willis “A.W.” and Hazel Buckner Oliver on Friday, September 6, 1946 in Center, Shelby County, Texas. Joe passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his home after a brief illness at the age of 72.
Joe grew up in Center on a rural farm with his parents and five siblings where he learned the value of family and hard work. He met and married his wife of 53 years Linda Thomas on October 14, 1965. They lived in various cities and states until settling in Center to raise their own family.
Joe loved the outdoors, working on his farm, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. 


He is survived by his wife, Linda Frances Thomas Oliver, his three children, daughter, Stephanie LeAnne, wife of Blake Eaton; daughter, Kristian Deon, wife of Jonathan Stone; son, Thomas Austin Oliver; five grandchildren Bailey Hamblin and Logan Reese Eaton; Oliver Wyatt, Kenneth Holden and Karis Lindley Stone. Joe is also survived by an older brother, Marvin Willis Oliver, younger sister Linda Elizabeth, wife of William “Bill” Noble, sister-in-law, Patricia Gill Thomas, sister-in-law, Carla Anne, wife of Gregory Lee Walker; nieces, nephews, family friend Michael Neal and many other friends and family.


Joe is preceded in death by his parents Austin Willis and Hazel Buckner Oliver, two younger brothers Thomas Harold and Johnny Wayne Oliver, and a brother-in-law, Walter Edward Thomas.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00pm at the chapel of Watson and Sons Funeral Home, 1554 US Hwy 7 East, Center, Texas 75935; Pastor, Mike Oliver officiating.


Fellowship will be held at Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, US Hwy 96 S, CR 1015, Center, Texas 75935 immediately following the service.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buckner Cemetery, PO Box 544, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

 

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

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"Gene" Thomas Arbuckle


 

 

 

 

 

Gene  Arbuckle of the Geneva Community transitioned from this life on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at his beloved East Texas home in care of his family.  Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018, in the McMahan Chapel in Sabine County, with Rev. Martin Doran officiaiting.  Burial will follow in the Sweet Cemetery in Sabine County. 

Gene was born to Martha (Sweet) Arbuckle and Thomas Brady Arbuckle on February 6, 1958. Gene spent his formative years exploring the piney woods of East Texas until he moved with his family to Austin where he discovered the adventures that could be had on the lakes of Central Texas and the beaches of the Gulf Coast. As a Reagan Raider Gene met his greatest love and passion his wife of 32 years Linda Arbuckle.
 
Professionally, Gene went to Texas State Technical College to study construction and was a superintendent for the industry for 33 years. He was instrumental in the building of numerous facilities in Central and South Texas. His final construction project was his retirement home built in the heart of his treasured Geneva pine forest.
 
Gene will always be remembered for his great love of the outdoors and his willingness to share this passion with others.  He was an avid boater, fisherman, hunter, camper, woodsman, and Bigfoot seeker. He joyfully welcomed all who wanted to come with him on his adventures and took a few others along who were unaware of what a “short walk” or a “quick drive” with Gene could turn in to.
 
Gene is survived by his loving wife Linda Arbuckle, his son David Arbuckle and his fiancée Sarah Whatley, daughter Lindy Arbuckle, step-mother Clarlynn and all survivors of his legendary 4th of July festivities.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents Martha and Brady Arbuckle.
 
Although Gene has passed on he will never be forgotten…how could we forget? We all have countless “Gene Stories.”
 
“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others”

 

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Lindbergh Teel


 

 

Mr. Lindbergh Teel, age 85, of Lufkin, Texas.  Mr. Teel passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Kennedy Health and Rehabilitation Care Center in Lufkin, Texas.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Reed Chapel Baptist Church

Interment: St. Luke Cemetery

Rev. A. L. Horton, Officiating & Rev. Timothy Teel, Eulogist

 

Visitation 

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel 

 

SURVIVORS

 

3 Sons Rev. Timothy Teel (Earnestine) of San Augustine, Texas

Curtis Teel of Lufkin, Texas 

  Fredrick Johnson (Sallie) of Brighton, CO

 

 A host of Grand Children and Great-Grand Children

 

3 Sister Louis Edwards (Charles) of Compton, CA

Loisel Tyson of Riverside, CA

Betty Morehead of California

 

A host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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Willie B. Allen


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Willie B. Allen (92) of Center, Texas will be Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St John Baptist Church in the Africa Community at 11:00am.   Mrs. Allen died Saturday November 3, 2018 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center, Texas.  Mrs. Allen was born on December 29, 1925.  Rev. C. R. Williams Sr. will be the Eulogist.      

 

Mrs. Allen is survived by: 

 

Son:  Elvin Allen Jr (Edwina) of Duncanville, Texas  

Daughter:  Emelda Allen, Thomas (Michael) of Houston, Texas 

 

Grandchildren:  Christopher D. Roberts of Nacogdoches, Texas; Maraino F. Polley (Triquina) of Center, Texas; Amanda N. Lindsey of Carthage, Texas; and Andrew L. Lindsey II of Waco, Texas 

 

Great-Grandchildren:  Ce’Kyia Montgomery, Kadence Polley, and Madilyn Polley

 

Special Niece:  Gaynell Holman of Pineland, Texas

 

Visitation:   Friday, November 9, 2018, from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Hicks Chapel (804 Martin Luther King Drive)

             

Committal:  St. John Cemetery in Center, Texas  

 

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

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Billy Archer


 

 

 

NAME:          Billy Archer       AGE:     75

 

ADDRESS:      San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Saturday, November 3, 2018, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      October 6, 1943, Houston, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:     Monday, November 5, 2018,  11:00 am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:      San Augustine County Cowboy Church, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:     Sunday, November 4th, 2018, 5pm to 8pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION:      Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

  

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Chris Burris

 

BURIAL:   Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER: Willie R. Archer Sr.  MOTHER:  Violet Louise (Frost)

                                                                                                                     

OCCUPATION:    County Extension Agent; Archer Feed Store; Pipeline welder

 

SURVIVED BY:  Daughters: Stacy Harris and husband Robert of San Augustine; Teri Boyd and husband Brent of San Augustine; Special Loved One June Fuller of San Augustine; Grandchildren

Holli Harris, Hannah Johnson, Maegan Boyd, Trey Harris, Macey Boyd; Great-Grandchild

Jhett Johnson; Sister Leonora "Pap" Goodson 

 

**Preceded in death by Wife Dannie Jean (Vail) Archer; Parents Willie R. Archer Sr. and Violet Archer; Sister Norman Jean Harris; Leonard Archer 

 

 

 

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Charles Morris Perkins


Charles Morris Perkins, 91, of Timpson, Texas passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born December 7, 1926, in Redland, Texas to the late John Lester and Irene Elizabeth (Burnett) Perkins.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Timpson, Texas, with Rev. Matt Cecil and Jean Ferrero officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, Timpson,Texas.  

Morris was born and raised in Redland, Texas.  After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marines and served his country for several years.  When he returned from service, Morris attended Stephen F. Austin State University, achieving a Masters Degree in History and Geography.  He met the love of his life, Peggy Julian, and the two were married on February 23, 1951, spending more than 67  wonderful years together.  

He spent over 37 years in the teaching and administrative role in the Port Neches Independent school system. Morris enjoyed spending time on the farm while his health would allow, geneology, church choir, poetry, and traveling whenever possible.  He was a member of the PTA, NEA, Toastmaster, Fun Travelers, and Rotary Club.  Morris was an active member of First United Methodist Church Timpson.  

Morris is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Julian Perkins; sons, David Burnett Perkins and wife Michelle, James Calvin Perkins, William Hardin Perkins; grandchildren, Sarah Perkins, Johnathon Perkins, Hannah Perkins, Phillip Perkins; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Lester and Irene Elizabeth (Burnett) Perkins; son, Phillip Julian Perkins; and seven siblings.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org, Methodist Children’s Home, www.mch.org/donate/, or the Salvation Army,  www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/.


To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Patricia Phillips Pate


 

 

Patricia Phillips Pate, formerly of San Augustine, passed away on October 27, 2018 at the age of 82 years. She was born in San Augustine on November 1, 1935 to James Andrew and Margaret Young Phillips. She married her high school sweetheart, Albert Nelson Pate, February 10, 1951. She graduated from San Augustine High School in 1953 where she was Valedictorian of her class.

Pat was a member of First Baptist Church in Gilmer where she had lived since 2010. She enjoyed her church and Sunday school as long as she was able to attend.  Pat worked for 21 years in First National Bank of San Augustine and for 10 years in Commercial State Bank of San Augustine. She was a member of First Baptist Church of San Augustine for many years. She loved all animals, especially her dogs.

 

Pat is survived by her daughter, Barbara Winfield and husband Joe of Nacogdoches, her son Kent Pate & wife Belinda of Sulphur Springs, and her son Phil Pate and wife Kathy of Gilmer; six grandchildren, Kathryn Winfield Mueller & husband Frank, Kevin Pate & wife Leah, Adam Pate and wife Heather, Aaron Pate & wife Randi, Ryan Pate & wife Shanna, Jessica Allen & husband Billy, thriteen great grandchildren, Andrew, Christian, Eden, Daniel, Evelyn, Asher, Quinn, Kyleigh, Brayden, Karsyn, Moriah, Jaidyn, & Sunday; niece Melinda Jasko of Austin and nephews Marc Metteauer of Waxahachie & Michael Metteauer of Austin. She loved her family & was very proud of all of them.

 

Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Albert Nelson Pate, her parents James Andrew & Margaret Young Phillips, her brothers, James Robert Phillips and Joe Clegg Phillips, and her sister, Margaret Annette Metteauer.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home with burial to follow in Liberty Hill Memorial Garden cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation will be at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to be made to First Baptist Church in San Augustine or First Baptist Church in Gilmer.  

 

 

 

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James Saul Cunningham


 

 

James Saul Cunningham, 71, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  

 

Mr. Cunningham was born May 14, 1947, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to James Joseph Cunningham and Nidia Wiscovich Cunningham.  He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1968.  Mr. Cunningham was a member of VFW Post #8904, Texas A&M Century Club, and St. John Episcopal Church.

 

He is survived by
Wife: Pam Cunningham of Joaquin

Children:
Richard Shafer of Center
Christopher Shafer of Joaquin
Jon Cunningham of St. Paul, Minnesota
Joe Cunningham of St. Paul, Minnesota

Grandchildren:
Cameron Shafer
Cyler Shafer

Brother: Bruce Cunningham and wife, Peggy, of Friendswood

Sisters:
Sigrid Stubner and husband, David, of Houston
Dee Dee Cunningham of Baytown

 

Preceded in death by
Parents: James Joseph Cunningham and Nidia Wiscovich Cunningham

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org, by phone 855.448.3997, or by mail PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

 

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

 

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John H. Elms


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John H. Elms, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018, in Nacogdoches.


Private family graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2018. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 1:00 p.m.


Mr. Elms was born April 17, 1933, in Haynes, Arkansas, to Randol E. Elms and Virl M. Hulsey Elms. He was a member of San Augustine Church of Christ.


He is survived by


Wife: Anna Ruth Elms of Joaquin
Children:
Judith Kull and husband, Roger, of Cave Creek, Arizona 
Rick Elms and wife, Brenda, of Joaquin

6Grandchildren
7Great Grandchildren


Preceded in death by Son: Johnny Elms
Parents: Randol E. Elms and Virl M. Hulsey Elms Brother: Thomas Elms
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org/


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

 

 

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Dave Edward DuBose Sr.


 

 

 

In loving memory of Dave Edward DuBose Sr.

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Dave Edward DuBose Sr. announces his passing after a brief illness, on October 28th, 2018 at the age of 85 years. 

 

Dave was born March 6, 1933, in Panola County, to Jennings Osward DuBose and Reba Rae Ware DuBose. He served in the United States Army and was a member of Tacoma, Washington Masonic Lodge #350 and First Baptist Church, Jacinto City. 

 

Dave will be lovingly remembered by his surviving family: wife of 65 years, Dorothy Jean Crow DuBose; 3 children, Dave Edward “Crockett” DuBose Jr., Darla DuBose Janik, Carla DuBose LeBlanc and their spouses, Tammy DuBose and John Janik; 7 Grandchildren, Carly, Drew, Beau, Connor, Shae, Dalton and Carson; 5 Great grandchildren, Mary Milum and Rush DuBose, Layne and Abygail, and Kaydence Dugan.

 

He will also be fondly remembered by his remaining 2 brothers, Ben and Ray DuBose; 1 sister, Martha Anthony Byrd (Sissy); Sisters-in-law, Helen and Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews; relatives and friends.  

 

He was pre-deceased by his beloved Father, Jennings Osward DuBose; and Mother, Reba Rae Ware DuBose; brothers: Jennings, Bryan, Bill, and Baby J.O.; sisters: Claudia Harper, Jean Ballard, and Mary Sue Chereene; as well as their respective spouses and many other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. Nov. 2, 2018 at Woods United Methodist Church, 383 CR 425, Tenaha, TX 75974 in Woods Community, Panola County.

Graveside service in honor of Dave will follow at 12:00 noon at Woods Cemetery with Bro. Mac Anthony officiating the service. 

 

Post rece ption, with lunch provided, to be held at the Woods United Methodist Church fellowship hall. 

 

Pallbearers will be Mr. DuBose’s grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Ballard, Raymond Harper, Chuck DuBose, Dwayne Land and John Janik. 

While flowers/plants are appreciated, those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Dave to Woods Cemetery Fund or to Woods United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Tenaha, Texas 75974-0258.

 

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

 

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Maurice Jackson


 

 

Mr. Maurice Jackson, age 80, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Jackson passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Mt. Horeb Baptist Church

Interment: Haley Bush Cemetery

Rev. Bradley Hale, Officiating

 

Visitation 

 

Will be held the day of the service at 

Garner and Son Chapel from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m. until Service time. 

 

SURVIVORS

 

Wife Lois Ray Jones of San Augustine, Texas

 

3 Sons Lenard Jackson (Pamela) of San Augustine, Texas

Robert Jackson (Alice Holmes) of San Augustine, Texas

Mark Jackson (KK Bates Jones) of Lufkin, Texas

 

2 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren

 

1 Brother Dennis “Nick” Jackson of San Augustine, Texas

 

1 Sister Mozell Smith of Center, Texas

 

A host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

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David Larry Hodges


 

 

 

David Larry Hodges, 63, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Cannon Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m.

 

Mr. Hodges was born July 1, 1955, in Shelbyville, to Willie Hodges and Marie Cooper Hodges.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing and archaeology.  Mr. Hodges loved spending time with his family.

 

He is survived by
Wife: Joanne Hodges 

Children:
Brandi Hodges

Stepchildren:
Jessica Choat and husband, Kerry
Michael Collins and wife, Jenny
Tiffany Thompson and husband, Brandon

Grandchildren:
Tre Sims
Trent Sims
Trace Sims
Trinity Sims
Taylor Balliett 
Kaitlyn Balliett
Jesse McPherson
Hunter Collins
Aidan Thompson

Great Granddaughter: Magnolia Balliett

Brothers: 
Charles Hodges and wife, Judy
Robert “Sheep Dog” Smith

Preceded in death by
Parents: Willie Hodges and Marie Cooper Hodges
Brothers: Johnny Hodges, Waymon Hodges

 

Pallbearers will be Sheep Dog, Mark Hodges, Tre Sims, Michael Collins, Kerry Choat and Kerry Lucas.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hodges, Paul Wright, Jesse McPherson and Jessie Ramey.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Brandi Hodges for Project Cemetery, 1433 Holly Drive, Center, Texas 75935.

 

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Jordan C'Shawn Steadman


 


Infant Jordan C'Shawn Steadman, of Nacogdoches, passed away Sunday 20th at a Longview hospital.  Graveside services will be Friday 26th at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Evangelist Taylor officiating.  Infant Jordan C' Shwan Steadman was 13 days old and he is survived by:

 

Mother - Shandaia Hardeman of Nacogdoches

 

Father - Karim Steadman of Nacogdoches

 

Grandmothers - Adrina Steadman and Lula Hardeman both of Nacogdoches

 

Grandfathers - Reginald Brock and Gates Hardeman both of Nacogdoches

 

 

 

 

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Gene Hudman


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Hudman, 89, of Timpson, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, surrounded by loved ones.  Born March 25, 1929, in Caledonia, Texas to the late Ernest and Ethel (Taylor) Hudman.


Funeral service will be held at  11AM on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell and Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating.  Visitation will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 9AM – 11AM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson,Texas.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  

 

Gene was born and raised in Rusk County near Caledonia.  After graduating from Mt. Enterprise High School, he entered the United States Armed Forces serving his great country.  Gene met the love of his life, Eloise Mills, and the two were married in 1950, together spending more than 68 wonderful years together.  Gene was a very kind, loving man. He devoted lots of his time to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Whether it was watching them under the Friday night lights march or play football he was always present.  He enjoyed spending time with his family. 

 

He was a very kind, loving man, helping lots of folks throughout the years.  If Gene told you something, it was going to be just that.  His word was worth everything.  He enjoyed the outdoors, whether he was fishing, or tending to his cows. One of his favorites was giving out Georges, $1 bills, to the children whom he thought so much of and loved dearly.  

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Eloise Mills Hudman; daughters, Marianne Hancock and husband Huey, Melanie Rader and husband Jim; grandchildren, Philip Hudman, Stephen Hancock and wife Ginny, Justin Hancock and wife Laura, Jennifer Hudman, Adam Hudman, Kaylie Rader, Kaela Hudman, Kristyn Rader; great granchildren, Samuel Hancock, Dallas Messer, Madalyn Hancock, Abigail Hancock, Bryce Hancock; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ethel Taylor Hudman; son, Donald Gene Hudman; grandson, Andrew Hancock; brothers, Harvey Hudman, Barna Hudman, Troy Hudman, Noble Hudman, Claude Hudman, Adrian Hudman, Billy Joe Hudman; sisters, Madge Acrey, and Marie Nix.

 

Memorial donations may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, Building Fund, P. O. Box 839, Timpson, Texas, 75975.


To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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Maryiln Lynn Ross Dickinson


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryiln Lynn Ross Dickinson, 46, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Longview.

 

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Larry Byrd and Bro. Rob Horn officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Mrs. Dickinson was born October 29, 1971, in Carthage, to M.L. Ross and Orlene Selph Ross.  She loved shopping and spending time with her nieces and nephews.  She was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

 

She is survived by
Husband: Billy Dickinson

Mother: Orlene Ross

Brothers:
Bobby Sides and wife, Kimberly
Mark Sides and wife, Jeri

Nieces and Nephews:
Leanna Sides
Ethan Sides 
Kelly Sides

Uncles and Aunts:
Sonny and Carol Selph
Philip and Denise Ross
Sandra and Tommy Raska
Myrle and Tammy McCullough

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Glen and Linda Hutto

Numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: M.L. Ross
Grandparents: Orda and Christine Selph, Minden and Laura Ross
Uncles: Chuck, Troy, Jimmy, and Joe Ross

Pallbearers will be David Head, Andrew Williams, John Sanchez, Adrian Allen, Jimmy Welch and Charles Adamcyrk.  

 

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

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Kenneth Risinger


 

 

Kenneth Risinger, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in Benton, Arkansas.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Billy Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Mr. Risinger was born May 5, 1947, in Center, to Ross Risinger and Laverne Wilburn Risinger.  

 

He is survived by


Children:
Dejuana Risinger and partner, Tiffany Zachary
Clinton Risinger and wife, Brenda

Stepchildren:
Brent Risinger and wife, Valerie
Chasity Beam and husband, Shawn

Grandchildren:
Colton Risinger
Heaven-Lei Herrera
Rachel Miller
Andrew Risinger
Trey Addison
Nicky Pugh
Jessica Vaughn
Matthew Risinger

8 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Evonne Smith and husband, Roy

Brother-in-law: Kester Bass

Sister-in-law: Hazel Risinger

Preceded in death by
Wife: Julie Risinger
Wife: June Dobos
Parents: Ross Risinger and Laverne Wilburn Risinger
Brother: Butch Risinger
Sister: Merle Bass

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

 

 

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Randy Ted Hatfield


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Ted Hatfield, 62, of Center, Texas, passed away on October 20, 2018 in Center TX. He was born on November 5, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas to William Douglas Lawson and Hazel Marie Hatfield Lawson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.


Randy is survived by his children, Mhandi Marie Hatfield, Rhandi Jo Hatfield, Matthew Ted Hatfield, Shannon Michael,  Brent Allen. Grand children Isabella JoLynn Hatfield, Amerie Jayce Hatfield, Julian Michael Hatfield. Brothers and sisters, Jack Lawson, Doug Lawson, William Lawson, Rebecca Williams and Tracy Lawson. Randy was a very simple man who loved spending time at the beach camping out, riding motorcycles and living life. His true love was Sofi Hatfield, his beloved Labrador retriever, she could always bring a smile to his face. He will be greatly missed..
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Hazel Lawson and brothers, Leonard Lawson and Marty Lawson.  


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 

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Maurice Jackson


 

 

Mr. Maurice Jackson, age 80, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Jackson passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

FUNERAL SERVICE

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Mt. Horeb Baptist Church

Interment: Haley Bush Cemetery

Rev. Bradley Hale, Officiating

 

Visitation 

 

Will be held the day of the service at 

Garner and Son Chapel from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m. until Service time. 

 

SURVIVORS

 

Wife Lois Ray Jones of San Augustine, Texas

 

3 Sons Lenard Jackson (Pamela) of San Augustine, Texas

Robert Jackson (Alice Holmes) of San Augustine, Texas

? **Mark Anthony Jones (KK Bates Jones) of Lufkin, Texas** 

 

2 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren

 

1 Brother Dennis “Nick” Jackson of San Augustine, Texas

 

1 Sister Mozell Smith of Center, Texas

 

A host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

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JoAnn Cotton Wright


 

 

Mrs. JoAnn Cotton Wright, age 74, of Bronson, Texas.  Mrs. Wright passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

Saturday, October 26, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Countyline Baptist Church in Geneva, Texas

Interment in Countyline Cemetery in Geneva, Texas

 

Visitation 

Friday, October 26, 2018

1:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS

1 son Ray Wright (Jackie) of Clute, Texas

 

1 Daughter Larvita Wilson of Bronson Texas

 

3 Grand Children 1 Great-Grandchildren

 

10 Sister Dian Davis of Sacramento, CA

Letha Chambers (James) of Houston, Texas

Joyce Davis of Houston, Texas

Sherrie Garner (Terry) of Cherino, Texas

Mary Burrell (IO) of San Augustine, Texas

Haley Sublet (William) of Houston, Texas

Verna Cotton of San Augustine, Texas

Arnett Cotton of San Augustine, Texas

Diane Cotton of San Augustine, Texas

Sarah Cotton of San Augustine, Texas

 

3 Brothers Fred Cotton of Nacogdoches, Texas

Fredrick Cotton of San Augustine, Texas

Robert Cotton of San Augustine, Texas 

 

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

 

 

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Oneil Stewart


 

 

 

Oneil Stewart, 84, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Nacogdoches with Bro. Paul Heuermann officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

 

Mr. Stewart was born November 4, 1933, in Corrigan, to General Stewart and Hazel Cook Stewart.  He served in the United States Navy.  Mr. Stewart was a member of Gideon’s International and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.  

 

He is survived by
Wife: Jo Ann Kirkley Stewart of Nacogdoches

Daughters:
Carol Ann Stanaland and husband, Porter, of Nacogdoches
Nell Edds and husband, Eddie, of Nacogdoches

Son:
Douglas Lonnie Stewart and wife, Jessica, of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Michael Stanaland and wife, Dayna
Mandi Whitworth and husband, Billy
Matthew Stanaland
Kymberly Tubbe and husband, Casey
Travis Edds and wife, Nikki
Colton Stewart 
Savannah Stewart
Birgle “Buddy” Eason
Kylie Rodgers

Great Grandchildren:
Hayli, Madison, Lilly Stanaland
Amy, Callie, Emma Whitworth
Aubrey, Kason, Haylen, Andi Stanaland
Kaden Beavers
Harlyn Edds
Logan Tubbe

Brothers:
Harold Stewart and wife, Cheryl
Gary Stewart and wife, Sharon

Sisters:
Naomi Steinmentz
Geneva Jones
Beckie Quinn and husband, Lloyd
Diane Hughes and husband, Ronnie
Deb Moore and husband, Weldon

Preceded in death by
Parents: General Stewart and Hazel Cook Stewart
Brother: Donald Stewart
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Lonnie & Lida Kirkley
Brothers-in-law: Monroe Jones, Roy Mosbey, Jerry Steinmentz
Sister-in-law and husband: Jean and Charles Wright

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund, 903 CR 141, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965.

 

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

 

 

 

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William 'Wolf" Magness


 

 

William “Wolf” Magness, 70, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018, in Shreveport.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Rose to officiate.  Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery in the Weaver Community of Shelby County.  

 

William “Wolf” Magness was born in Center, Texas, on January 26, 1948, to Fred and Inez Magness. He was raised in Timpson, Texas, where he graduated from high school in 1966. In 1979, he married Ann Crawford Magness. He worked as a drywall finish contractor. His hobbies included reading and gardening.  Always planting a very large garden, he generously shared his produce with his family and friends.  If you really knew him, you knew the nuances of his personality that really made him who he was. He could tell a joke in such a way you knew he wouldn’t mess up the punchline. He’d start telling you something and have you going for a while before you realized he was just pulling your leg. Even in his sickest final days in the hospital, he still picked with the nurses and staff and his sense of humor shone through his pain. Whatever name you knew him by, and he seemed to go by many—Wolf, Freddy or Bill—you knew he was a good man with a great sense of humor. He could carry on a conversation with just about anybody, and he was a good storyteller. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Jacob (who he called Bullet), who he loved to take on rides in the pasture to set and check hog traps.

 

He is survived by
Wife: Ann Magness of Center

Daughter: Karen Moss and husband, Eric, of Center

Grandson: Jacob “Bullet” Moss

Sisters:
Janelle Barrett and husband, Jim, of Timpson
Kay Brunt and husband, Joe, of College Station
Kathy Grigsby and husband, Charles, of Timpson
Kristi DeNardo and husband, Patrick, of Richmond

Aunt: Virginia Frazier and husband, Bobby, of Longview

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: Fred H. Magness and Inez Bates Magness
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Cecil and Annis Crawford

 

Pallbearers will be Rocky Brunt, Greg Brunt, John Grigsby, Trey Little, Truit Whittley and Austin Lucas.  Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Brunt, Claude Lucas and Herbert Daw.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

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Randy Ted Hatfield


 

 

Randy Ted Hatfield, 62, of Center, Texas, passed away on October 20, 2018 in Center. He was born on November 5, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas to William Douglas Lawson and Hazel Marie Hatfield Lawson.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. 


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 

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Linda Milford Askins


 

 

Mrs. Linda Milford Askins, 74, of Timpson, Texas passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018, surrounded by loved ones.  Funeral service will be held at 3 PM on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Corinth Baptist Church, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  Born November 22, 1943, in Houston, Texas to the late Arthur and Emma (Ramsey) Milford.

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 2PM until service time at Corinth Church, Timpson, Texas.

 

Linda was born in Houston, Texas, on November 22, 1943, moved to Timpson in the Shady Grove Community and attended Timpson ISD until 1960.  She later earned her GED at Kilgore College.  During many adult years spent in Longview, she used her nurturing nature to be a caregiver for numerous people.  She and her clients traveled extensively throughout the United States.

 

Linda lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting and visiting with friends, spending time with family, cooking, and indulging in her passion for collecting many things, including jewelry, angels, glassware, and attending her church, Good Hope Baptist Church.

Linda is survived by her husband, Charles Askins; children, Marty Hudson, Tammy Hudson Marlowe, Jeff Hudson; grandchildren, Morgan Hudson, Paige Hudson, Gunnar Hudson, Gavin Hudson, Chris Herrin, David Williams Jr., Douglas Williams, Ciara Brannon and husband Jackson, Blake Hudson and wife Handa; great grandchildren, Harley Herrin, Coy Hudson, Cason Johnson, Trip Herrin, Cody Cash Herrin, Raelynn Nutter; brother in law, Ken Ramsey;  and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Emma Milford; sister, Judy Ramsey; brother, James Harold Milford and wife Jean; and grandson, Cody Herrin.

Special thanks to Karla Stanfield and Rhonda Morgan for their caring for Mrs. Askins during this time.  

 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Betty Sue Duke


 

 

Funeral service for Betty Sue Duke, 72, of Timpson, Texas will be held at  2PM on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Levi Cohorst and Bro. Justin Coburn officiating.  Interment will follow at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  Visitation will be on Saturday October, 20, 2018 from 5PM – 7PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.

 

Mrs. Duke passed away on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  Born, December 10, 1945, in Center, Texas to the late Arbie Alec and Zelma Viola (Wilkinson) Flournoy.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to Taylor Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Bryan Wade Bowlin


 

 

Bryan Wade Bowlin, 60, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

 

Mr. Bowlin was born December 8, 1957, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Benjamin Morris Bowlin Jr. and Frances Ware Bowlin.  He served in the United States Air Force.  Mr. Bowlin was a member of the United States Parachutist Association and Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737.

 

He is survived by


Wife: Terry Lynn Bowlin of Tenaha

Children:
Emily Anne Lemoine and husband, Joseph Rock, of Tenaha
Benjamin Wade Bowlin and wife, Tamra Ashlee, of Porter

Grandson: Jaxson Rock Lemoine

Grandson to be: Benjamin Bryson Bowlin

Mother: Frances Bowlin of Gary

Sister: Beverly Martin and husband, Keith, of Tenaha

Nieces:
Krystal Martin of Chandler
Kaylan Martin of McPherson, Kansas
Kelly Cooper and husband, Jacob, of Sardis

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Benjamin Morris Bowlin Jr.
Brother: Benjamin Lamar Bowlin

 

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

 

 

 

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Joy Aline Wagstaff


 

 

Joy Aline Wagstaff, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

 

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Dreka Pentecostal Church in the Dreka Community of Shelby County with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Reynolds Cemetery.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church.

 

Mrs. Wagstaff was born April 6, 1930, in San Augustine County, to Marion Henley and Ethel Mae Loggins Henley.  She enjoyed singing gospel songs, fishing, camping with her husband, and spending time with her family.  She was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church. 

 

She is survived by
Children:
Garvis Nell Powell of Center
James “Troupie” Wagstaff and wife, Glenda, of Center
Jeanette Farris of Center
Charlene Sanders and husband, Richard, of Melrose
Gloria Jean Wagstaff of Shelbyville

15 Grandchildren

25 Great Grandchildren

19 Great Great Grandchildren

6 Great Great Great Grandchildren

1 Sister

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

 

Preceded in death by
Husband: Clarence Monroe Wagstaff
Children: Leon “Bo” Monroe Wagstaff, Daniel Wagstaff, Timothy Lee Wagstaff
Great Grandson: Christopher Warren
Parents: Marion Henley and Ethel Mae Loggins Henley
5 Siblings

 

Pallbearers will be Sonny Lowe, James A. Wagstaff, Randall Keith Wagstaff, Russell Hibbard, Denny Hibbard, James Sanders Jr., Jason Sanders, and Joshua Sanders.  Honorary pallbearer will be Jimmy Lee Wagstaff.

 

A special thanks to the personnel of Pine Grove Nursing Home and the doctors and staff at Nacogdoches Medical Center for their compassionate care.

 

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

 

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Kimberly Ann Parma Harville


 

 

Kimberly Ann Parma Harville, 52, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at her residence.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Kimberly was born June 3, 1966, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Johnnie Parma and Mary Rogers Parma.  She graduated from Joaquin High School in 1984 and went on to further her education at Panola College.  Kimberly was a chicken and cattle farmer.  Her hobbies included restoring furniture, shopping for antiques, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends.  She was of the Baptist faith.

 

She is survived by
Sons:
Blake Harville of Joaquin, Texas
Caleb Harville of Joaquin, Texas

Mother: Mary Parma of Joaquin, Texas

Sisters: 
Jan Wallis of Shreveport, Louisiana
Patty Bays of Shelbyville, Texas

Nieces:
Holly Nichols and husband, Reid, of Joaquin, Texas
Haley Hutchins of Dallas, Texas
Abbey Bays of Shelbyville, Texas

Nephew: Chase Baker of Shreveport, Louisiana

Great Niece: Ella Nichols of Joaquin, Texas

Great Nephew: Barrett Nichols of Joaquin, Texas

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

 

Preceded in death by
Father: Johnnie Parma

Pallbearers will be Chase Baker, Matt Smith, Joey Sonnier, Michael Buckley, Gustavo Bravo, Justin Lewis, Zac Wilson, and Jamie Carroll.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rocky Curry, Brent Andres, Jerry D. McDaniel, and Stevie English.

 

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

 

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Martha Gates - PENDING


 

 

57-year-old Mrs. Martha Gates, of Center, passed away on Tuesday 16th at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.  Services are pending at this time.

 

 

 

 

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Glenda Faye Bowlin Kaura


 

 

 

Glenda Faye Bowlin Kaura, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018, at her residence.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

 

Mrs. Kaura was born January 20, 1940, in Tenaha, to Jesse Dean Bowlin and Reba Irene Philips Bowlin.  She retired from Joaquin ISD after 32 years of teaching.  Her hobbies included playing the piano and helping others in any way she saw necessary. She was involved in and supported numerous fundraisers throughout her community.  Mrs. Kaura loved her Lord and served Him as a faithful member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and played the piano for many years.  

 

She is survived by
Children: 
Cassondra Jordan and husband, Kenneth, of Huxley
Kevin Davis and wife, Eva, of Florida

Grandchildren:
Mackenzie Shelton and husband, Kyle
Mitchell Davis
Meredyth Davis
Nathaniel Sukal

Great Grandchildren:
Noah Shelton
Tucker Shelton
Layla Shelton

Sister: Carla Brumley and husband, Lonny

Brothers:
Stacy Bowlin and wife, Terry
Terrence Bowlin and wife, Laura

Special Friend: Bobbie McDaniel

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

Her special “Bonus” Family

A host of friends

Pallbearers will be Phillip Scarborough, Howard Davis, Danny “Big Daddy” Scarborough, Lonny Brumley, Keith Devers and Craig Hendricks.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Shelton, Mitchell Davis, Mackenzie Shelton, Meredyth Davis, Nathaniel Sukal, Noah Shelton, Tucker Shelton, and Layla Shelton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, 5345 FM 3172, Huxley, Texas 75973 or Strong Cemetery, c/o Prentice Hendricks, PO Box 1383, Center, Texas 75935.

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

 

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Joe Cruz Pena


 

 

 

 

Joe Cruz Pena, 82, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away on October 11, 2018, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  He was born on May 3, 1936, in Texas City, Texas, to parents Roque V. Pena and Maria Velasquez Pena.


Upon losing his mother in 1941, he went to live with his Uncle Santiago Velasquez and Aunt Felipa with their 5 children.  He was considered one of their children from then on.  
He graduated from Texas City High School in 1957.  Many of his classmates wrote that he was a ‘swell guy and cutup’.  He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves from 1954 to 1962.
On August 31, 1965, Joe married the love of his life, Hilda Samford Pena, whom he met at Maddings Drug Store in Texas City, Texas.  They were married for 53 years and went everywhere together.   In 1969, they had their only child, Anthony D. Pena.   He graduated from Gulf Coast College with a diploma in General Drafting and Design in May 1967.  Joe worked from 1966 to 1978 for Harris County Flood Control.  Then in 1978, Joe went to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Washington, DC; Waco, TX, and then back in Washington, DC.  Joe retired from VA in 1994 and the family moved to Timpson, TX.  They sold their farm in 2012 and moved to Nacogdoches, TX.


Joe was an avid philatelist and numismatic (stamp and coin collector).  While his son was in Boy Scouts, Joe served as an Assistant BS leader.  Upon retirement he became active in the Timpson Lions Club where he served as Secretary Treasurer and then President.  He also loved to play quarter slots at the casino for his birthday and anniversary celebrations.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Hilda Pena of Nacogdoches; son, Anthony D. Pena and wife Eunice Appelt Pena of Katy; brothers, Joe Velasquez of Texas City and Roque Pena, Jr., and wife Regina of Beaumont; numerous cousins, and nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by parents: Roque Pena, Sr., and Maria Velasquez Pena; and Santiago Velasquez and Felipa Zapata Velasquez; sister Andrea Pena; brothers, Santiago Pena and Jimmy Velasquez; sisters Mary Melchor, Geneva Hernandez and Isabel Ortiz; father-in-law, Duke Perkins Samford; mother-in-law, Annie Mae Samford DeJohn; brother-in-law, Billy Samford and wife, Shirley Wilson Samford.


Graveside Inurnment will be held at Galveston County Memorial Park Cemetery, Hitchcock, TX, at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 18, 2018 with Jean Ferraro, a family friend, presiding.
The Pena Family is being served by Laird Funeral Home.  To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.lairdfh.net.

 

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Nadine Powell


 

 

 

Nadine Powell, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018, in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Mrs. Powell was born December 15, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Cecil Henry Hippler and Levella Leoda Cryer Hippler.  She enjoyed cooking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.  She attended Ephesus Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

 

She is survived by
Husband of 53 years: Jerry Powell of Shelbyville

Children:
James Powell and wife, Kande, of Center
Brian Powell and wife, Jennifer, of Lufkin

Grandchildren:
Nicklaus Powell of Center
Davis Powell of Lufkin
Clayton Powell of Center
Jackson Powell of Lufkin

Brothers:
Greylon Hippler of Hemphill
Steve Hippler and wife, Deborah, of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives

A host of friends

 

Preceded in death by
Parents: Cecil Henry Hippler and Levella Leoda Cryer Hippler
Sister: Edith Nelson

 

Pallbearers will be James Powell, Brian Powell, Nicklaus Powell, Davis Powell, Clayton Powell, and Jackson Powell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Nelson, Junior Hippler, Traci Baldi, Kevin Hippler, and Ryan Hippler.

 

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

 

 

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Douglas "Doug" O'Brien Coleman


 

 

 

 

 

Funeral Services for Douglas "Doug" O'Brien Coleman, age 63, of San Augustine,  will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with burial following in the Chinquapin Cemetery in San Augustine County.  He passed from this life in the early morning hours of Friday,  October 12, 2018, in Lufkin.  Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018,  between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.
 
Doug was born September 1, 1955, in San Augustine, to Margie Nell (Birdwell) Coleman and John D. Coleman.  He was a 1973 graduate of Port Neches Groves High School.  He retired from Peterbilt, and was a wonderful mechanic, and carpenter, and equipment operator.  He enjoyed the fruits of his garden and raising fresh veggies. Above all else,  he adored and loved his boys, and his grandchildren were the apples of his eyes and he was of the Baptist faith.

Those who are left to cherish his memory include, his loving sons, Brad Coleman of Vidor, Brien Coleman of Vidor, and Brandon Coleman of Jasper, his beloved 5 grandchildren of which he adored, Hunter, Tyler, Trenton, Eranah and Anthony; his loving sisters, Debbie Welch and her husband, Billy of Vidor;  Dewisa Coleman of Orange, and Tracey Dowdle and her husband, Chad of Orange;  his beloved brother, David Coleman of Pineland, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins, uncles, aunts, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Margie Nell Coleman-Hildabrant and John D. Coleman.

 

online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com/

 

 

 

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Dale P. Horne


 

 

 

 

 

 

Dale P. Horne, 73, of Center, Texas, passed away on October 11, 2018 in Center. He was born on April 29, 1945 in the Neuville Community to Emmett Kenneth Horne and Gertrude Horne Buck. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Rash and Bro. James Goodwyn officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery

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A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


Dale grew up in Neuville, Texas and graduated from Center High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably for three years. When Dale returned home from the military, he enrolled in Panola College and received his Associates degree. He accepted a position at Holly Farms and was Tyson Plant Superintendent until retirement. Sitting still just wasn’t for Dale so he decided to stay busy as a truck driver which he thoroughly enjoyed. Dale attended a Christmas party in the early 70’s where his friends had set him up to meet Anne Goodwyn. That night would be the first of a lifetime of dates. The two were smitten and on November 25, 1972 they were married. The next 41 years would be a story filled with laughter, tears, joy and some heartache but most of all, overflowing with beautiful memories. 


Pa Dale, as his grandbabies would call him, loved spending time with his family and friends more than anything. He also liked fishing in Shreveport, keeping up with the weather, reading western novels, watching western movies and keeping up with the latest on Fox News. His deep voice was a calm and comforting sound to all who knew and loved him. Pa Dale was a kind and caring man who knew what it was like to fight tough battles in life but to fight them with strength and humility. He took pride in being a devoted father, a loving husband, a loyal brother and a doting Pa Dale. 


Dale is survived by his son, Howard Ray Griffin and wife, Kerri of Center; sisters, Carolyn Lamb and husband, Burley of Center and Joan Andrews of Center; grandchildren, Keni Bradshaw and husband, Jake of Shelbyville, Kelsi Wilburn and husband, Sawyer of Shelbyville and Kaci Griffin of Shelbyville; great-grandchildren, Jason Tate Bradshaw and Kooper Lane Bradshaw of Shelbyville and Raegan Blaire Wilburn of Shelbyville; niece, Piper Andrews of Shreveport, Louisiana.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anne Goodwyn Horne; parents, Emmett Kenneth Horne and Gertrude Horne Buck and son, Jason Dale Horne. 


Pallbearers are Paul Hagler, Randy Robertson, Michael Neal, Steve Oswald, Joey Jernigan, Mark Leach, Charles Conway and Taylor Bush.


Honorary pallbearers are Donny Hagler, Jerry Conway, Ronald Morse, Ron Cook, Burley Lamb and Joe Oliver. 


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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Berniece Cunningham


 

 

 


Funeral Services for Berniece Cunningham, age 80, of the Magnolia Springs Community in San Augustine County, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with Bro. Floyd Wright officiating.  Burial will be in the Magnolia Springs Cemetery in San Augustine County.   She passed from this life on Thursday evening, October 11, 2018, in Lufkin.

 

Bernice was born to the late Hattie E. (Williams) Robinson and Ben W. Robinson on April 21, 1938, in San Augustine County.  She married the love of her life, James Cunningham on December 6, 1961 celebrating almost 57 years together.  She was a wonderful homemaker, and beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.  She dearly loved and enjoyed her family.  She was a member of the Rosevine Church of God.

 

Those to whom she is survived by include, her loving husband, James Cunningham of Bronson; her loving daughter, Ann Perry and her husband, David of Nacogdoches; her beloved sons, Tim Cunningham and his wife, Karen of Bronson and Jimmy Cunningham and his wife, Melinda of Warren; Brother, David Ray Robinson of Lufkin and Sister, Barbara Ann Powell of Bronson; her loving grandchildren, Josh Perry, Lance Perry, Mark Cunningham, Kourtney Tidwell, and Wesley Cunningham, along with numerous, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hattie and Ben Robinson and brother, Lavelle Robinson.

Serving as pallbearers will include, Mark Cunningham, Josh Perry, Lance Perry, Brent Murray, Chucky "Bennie" Robinson and Barry Robinson.  Honorary pallbearers will include, Wesley Cunningham and David Perry.

 

Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com/

 

 

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Johnny Wayne Johnson


 

 

 

 

Johnny Wayne Johnson, 63, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018, in Lufkin.  

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center.

 

Mr. Johnson was born July 14, 1955, in Center, to J.T. Johnson and Nora Finklea Johnson.  He worked as a carpenter most of his life.  Mr. Johnson was a good man with a soft heart.  He loved his family and was a great Father, PawPaw and friend to many.  His dogs also had a special place in his heart.  In his younger years, Mr. Johnson was a member of North Jericho Baptist Church in Center.

 

He is survived by
Wife: NaDonna Green of Shelbyville

Children:
Anthony Barton and wife, Vonda, of Joaquin
Stacey Cooper and husband, Jody, of Shelbyville
Timothy Windham of Huxley

Grandchildren:
Jacob Jackson
Jordan Jackson
Cale Cooper
Logan Barton
Caitlyn Cooper
Haleigh Hall

8 Great Grandchildren and 1 on the way

Sisters:
Peggy Moore of Center
Sue Chisenhall and husband, Eddie, of Center
Kathy Mora of Center

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

Preceded in death by
Parents: J.T. Johnson and Nora Finklea Johnson
Brothers: Jerry Johnson, Ricky Johnson
Nephews: Vance Ethridge, Mikey Ethridge
Paternal Grandparents: E.C. and Tennie Johnson
Maternal Grandparents: Earnest and Gina Finklea

Pallbearers will be Jacob Jackson, Cale Cooper, Jordan Jackson, Robert Bolton, Billy Doggett and Matthew Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Royce Bolton, Jerry Elswick and Jody Cooper.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

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David (DJ) Garner


 

 

David (DJ) Garner, age 52, of Millsap, Texas entered into heaven on October 2, 2018. 

 

Funeral Service 

Thursday, October 11, 2018 beginning at 10 am 

North Side Baptist Church, 910 N Main St. Weatherford, TX. 

 

Visitation

 Wednesday night from 6 to 8 pm 

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford, TX

 

Survivors:

 

His wife, Trish Garner of Millsap, Texas 

His two sons, Curtis David Garner of Lubbock, 

Cody Daniel Garner of Fort Worth. 

A daughter Brandi (Watson) Hernandez (Daniel) of Fort Worth. 

 

Grandchildren: Diego, Nevaeh and Leyla Hernandez. 

 

Parents David Garner of San Augustine 

Kathy Garner of Jacksboro. 

 

Grandmother Vonzella Garner of San Augustine. 

 

Two brothers Lon L Garner II of Mckinney (Roslyn)

 Michael Garner of Allen (Jenny) 

 

Sister Amber (Garner) Parks of Lingleville, Texas (Craig).

 

He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews other relatives, and friends; as well as his FI and Moritz Chevrolet Families.

 

 

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Emelda May


 

Emelda May, 89, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

 

Mrs. May was born August 2, 1929, in Houma, Louisiana.  She was a loving wife and mother.  Mrs. May was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

 

She is survived by
Children:
Charles May
Deborah Clifton
Carla May
Christopher May

7 Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Husband: Donald C. May

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

 

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Sandra Carol Patmor


 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Carol Patmor, 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018, in Center.

At this time there will be no funeral service.  There will be a seaside memorial at a later date and time.

 

She was born March 14, 1946, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to William Swanzy and Sarah Lanham Swanzy.  Mrs. Patmor loved beading, jewelry making and being near the ocean.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Patmor lived at Paradise Villa Apartments and loved her community and friends that became a part of her family.

 

She is survived by
Children:
James W. Patmor and wife, Deena P., of Evensville, Tennessee
Tracy L. Sherrod and husband, Mark S., of Bulverde, Texas

Stepson: John C. Patmor and wife, Tracy L., of San Antonio, Texas

Grandchildren:
James W. Patmor II of Dayton, Tennessee
Jared S. Patmor of Evensville, Tennessee
Cassandra M. Patmor of San Antonio, Texas
Clayton L. Sherrod of San Antonio, Texas
Brittany E. Patmor of San Antonio, Texas

Brother: Steven Swanzy and wife, Christine D., of Longview, Texas

Niece: Sara E. Swanzy of Longview, Texas

Nephew: Justin D. Swanzy of Longview, Texas

Preceded in death by
Husband: David Lewis Patmor
Parents: William Swanzy and Sarah Lanham Swanzy

 

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

 

 

 

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Lue Willie Cook Rolle


 

 

Mrs. Lue Willie Cook Rolle, age 75, of Lufkin, Texas.  Mrs. Rolle passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2018 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Countyline Baptist Church in Geneva, Texas

Interment in Gatsby New Zion Cemetery in Geneva, Texas

Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating

 

Visitation 

 

Will be held on the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time.

 

 

SURVIVORS

 

4 sons Darryl Rolle of Lufkin, Texas

Richard Rolle, Jr. (Charlene) of California

Sedric Rolle of California

Tyrannus Rolle of Washington

 

1 Daughter Conchita Calvin (Gregory) of Richmond, Texas

 

9 Grand Children 2 Great-Grandchildren

 

3 Sisters Everteen Dade (Rev. Fred) of San Augustine, Texas

Rachel Roquemore (Richard) of Houston, Texas 

Mary Reed (LeRoy) of Bell Wood, Illinois

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Richard Ira Bernard Rolle


 

 

Mr. Richard Ira Bernard Rolle, age 80, of Lufkin, Texas.  Mr. Rolle passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2018 at UT Health Center in Tyler, Texas.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Countyline Baptist Church in Geneva, Texas

Interment in Gatsby New Zion Cemetery in Geneva, Texas

Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating

 

Visitation 

 

Will be held on the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time.

 

 

SURVIVORS

 

4 sons Darryl Rolle of Lufkin, Texas

Richard Rolle, Jr. (Charlene) of California

Sedric Rolle of California

Tyrannus Rolle of Washington

 

1 Daughter Conchita Calvin (Gregory) of Richmond, Texas

 

9 Grand Children 2 Great-Grandchildren

 

1 Sister Ruth Smith of Florida

 

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

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Charletta Anne Haden Conway


 

 

 

 

 

Charletta Anne Haden Conway, 72, of Timpson, TX passed away October 4, 2018 at Community Hospice of Texas.

 

Anne’s Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00, Thursday, October 11, 2018, First Baptist of Timpson in partnership with Watson & Sons with Pastor William Daniel officiating. A meal will follow the service in the gym at First Baptist. 

 

Anne was born January 15, 1946, in Liberty, TX, to Eula & Moxie Haden. Her biggest joys were her daughter, her grandchildren, and spending time with the friends she claims as family. She has been in industries such as health and retail where she thrived in taking care of others. Anne was a world traveler that has had many adventures. She is on her best adventure yet. Please join us in celebrating the memory of, Anne Haden Conway.

 

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

 

 

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Terressa Gail Shields


 

 

 

 

 

Terressa Gail Shields, 56, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

 

Mrs. Shields was born June 6, 1962, in Center, to Johnny Shelton and Patsy Smith Shelton.  She enjoyed crocheting and spending time on the river with her family. Mrs. Shields was a member of Old Home Church.

 

She is survived by
Husband: Keith Shields of Joaquin

Children:
Chase Shields of Joaquin
Justin Shields and wife, Lauren, of Shelbyville
Keith Shields and wife, Cassie, of Center
Britney Gilchrist and husband, Wesley, of Center
Cody Matlock and wife, Jill, of Center
Heather Eshliman and husband, Jonathan, of Tenaha

Grandchildren:
Blain Gilcreast
Britlee Gilcreast
Kloe Shields
Kayden Shields
Dalton Shields
Demi Shields
Harley Eshliman
Brittany Levalley
Johnny Eshliman
Ethan Matlock

Sisters: 
Becky Pope of Joaquin 
Lou Hodges of Nacogdoches

Brothers-in-law: 
David Shields and wife, Vicki, of Center
Leroy Shields and wife, Gloria, of Seguin 

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Stepson: Brian Shields
Parents: Johnny Shelton and Patsy Smith Shelton
Brother: Mike Shelton

 

Pallbearers will be Cody Matlock, Chase Shields, Justin Shields, Josh Long, Jonathan Eshliman, and Matthew Shelton.  Honorary pallbearer will be Keith Wayne Shields.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Raymond Glenn Campbell


 

 

 

Raymond Glenn Campbell, 76, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Aubie McSwain and Jerry Campbell officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Mr. Campbell was born July 21, 1942, in Center, to Frank Campbell and Lizzie Huckabay Campbell.  He served in the United States Army and later was an over the road truck driver for Tyson.  As a hobby, he loved watching football.  Mr. Campbell was a member of Blood Bought Church in Center, where he served as a deacon.

 

He is survived by
Wife: Inez Campbell

Brothers:
John Campbell and wife, Jenny
Jerry Campbell and wife, Melody
Ken Campbell and wife, Molly

Sons:
Joel Campbell and wife, Mindi
Ronnie Campbell and wife, Teresa
Chris Campbell
Phillip Campbell and wife, Melissa

Daughter: Stacy Mansfield and husband, Robert

13 Grandchildren

7 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank Campbell and Lizzie Huckabay Campbell
Siblings: Curtis Campbell, E.C. Campbell, James Campbell, Otto Campbell, Margie Campbell, Bootsie Worsham, Billye Ruth Cather, Buster Campbell, Tommy Campbell, Coy Campbell, Maxie Campbell and Sue Davis.

Pallbearers will be Austin Rowland, Justin Campbell, Adam Campbell, Andrew Campbell, Dustin Campbell and Robert Mansfield.  Honorary pallbearer will be Dylan Rowland.

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

 

 

 

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James Saul Cunningham


 

 

James Saul Cunningham, 71, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in Center.


Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Bill Holmes officiating.  

 

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Jquadron Marquise Thomas


 

 

 

Mr. Jquadron Marquise Thomas, age 25, of Nacogdoches, Texas.  Mr. Thomas passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 due to automobile accident in San Augustine, Texas.

FUNERAL SERVICE Visitation & Wake

Saturday, October 6, 2018 Friday, October 5, 2018

11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

San Augustine High School Gymnasium Garner & Son Chapel

Internment: Mt. Dena Cemetery

Rev. Herman Scott, Officiating

 

 

SURVIVORS

 

Daughter: Arianna Adams Thomas of Lufkin, Texas

 

Father: Robert Tanner of San Augustine, Texas

 

Paternal Grandparents Leo and Betty Randle of San Augustine, Texas

 

6 Brothers: Jacourtney Thomas of Nacogdoches, Texas

Dredarius Jones of Lufkin, Texas

Cedric Bell of Lufkin, Texas

Jaqualin Tanner of Nacogdoches, Texas

Magarey Randle of Houston, Texas

Tarence Randle of Houston, Texas

 

9 Sisters: Roneeka Bell of Lufkin, Texas

Bianaca jones of Nacogdoches, Texas

LaToya Jones of San Augustine, Texas

Laquisha Ross (Mister) of Arlington, Texas

Cynitha Hall of Dallas, Texas

Faith Williams of Shreveport, LA

Kammalesia Duncan of Tenaha, Texas

Ty Burrell (Kerrick) of San Augustine, Texas

Ateisha Duncan of Logansport, LA

 

 As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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James Joseph Hebert


 

 

 

Graveside service for James Joseph Hebert, 77, of Timpson, Texas will be held at 10 AM on Friday, October 5, 2018 with Bro. Dwayne Thornton officiating at H & H Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Mr. Hebert passed away on October 1, 2018 in Timpson, Texas.  Born February 7, 1941, in Lafayette, Louisiana to the late Howard Hebert and Ella Mae (Duhon) Hebert.

 

James was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.  After graduating he served his country in the United States Air Force for over two years.  He met the love of his life, Shelley, when she went to work for him.  They were married on January 19, 1978 in Houston, Texas and remained faithfully by one another’s side until her passing in May 2016.  James loved spending time outdoors, riding his tractor, fishing, or hunting.  He enjoyed sitting on his porch drinking a cup of coffee admiring the deer out front.  He also enjoyed reading in his spare time.  James treasured time spent with the ones he loved, working on his farm, and providing for his family.

 

James is survived by his son, James Edward Hebert; daughters, Carolyn Hebert and husband Mike, Jeannette Miller and husband John, Sandra Rodriguez and husband Raphael; brothers, Michael Hebert, George Prejean; sisters, Sandra Morgan and husband Richard, Linda Ellis, Eula Hoffpauier and husband Larry, Maudry Halsell;  numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.  

 

He is preceded in death by his loving wife for over 38 years, Michele “Shelley” Hebert; parents, Howard and Ella Mae (Duhon) Hebert; brothers, Robert Hebert, Howard Hebert, Thomas Hebert, Steve Prejean; sisters, Ramona Cooper; brother in laws, Berney Halsell and Robert Cooper; and sister in law, Bambi Hebert.
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

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Jack Bradberry


 

 

 

 

 

Jack Bradberry, 87, of Center, passed away October 2, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Pastor Sherry Harding officiating.  Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Bradberry was born July 13, 1931, in Shelby County, to Ray Bradberry and Margarete Cannon Bradberry.  He retired from Bayer Corporation after 28 years of service.  An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Bradberry enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising cattle.  Traveling was also among his favorite things to do.  He was a Past Worthy Patron of Order of Eastern Star #342.  Mr. Bradberry was also a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville for 65 years, where he served as Past Worshipful Master. He was also a longtime member El Mina Shrine in Galveston.

 

He is survived by
Wife of 67 years: Billye Bradberry

Son: Billy Frank Bradberry and wife, Reatha

Grandchildren:
Jessica Bradberry
Jacklyn Bradberry
Jace Bradberry and Reece Beard

Great Granddaughter: Brooklyn Faith Adams

Brothers:
Charles Bradberry and wife, Sharon
Marcy Bradberry and wife, Robin

Niece: Amanda Bradberry Firth

Preceded in death by
Son: Jack E. Bradberry
Great Granddaughter: Emily Hope Adams
Parents: Ray Bradberry and Margarete Cannon Bradberry

Pallbearers will be members of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shelbyville Cemetery, PO Box 335, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

 

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

 

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Cleon Conred Johnson


 

 

Graveside service for Cleon Conred Johnson, 78, of Tatum, Texas will be held at  2PM on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Joseph Driskell officiating. Mr. Johnson passed away on September 26, 2018 in Longview, Texas.  Born May 2, 1940, in Center, Texas.  Cleon is the son of the late Burtis Johnson and Vergie Mae Johnson.  

 

Mr. Johnson graduated Timpson High School, Class of 1959.  He later joined the United States Army and proudly served his country alongside his brother for their term.  He returned home working as a welder.  He enjoyed the outdoors.  He fished occasionally, and loved working in the garden.  

He is survived his son, Keith Johnson of Carthage, Texas; brothers, Leland Johnson of Longview, Texas, Alan Johnson and wife Peggy of Carthage, Texas, Lester Johnson and wife Virginia of Henderson, Texas, Larry Johnson of Timpson, Texas; sister, Nelda Stevens of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law, Joann Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandson, Micah Johnson of Carthage, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Cleon is preceded in death by his parents, Burtis and Vergie Mae Johnson; brothers, Marshall Ray Johnson, Richard Johnson, Matthew Johnson and Laverl Johnson.

 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Judge Charles Clay "Brick" Dickerson


 

 

Graveside funeral services for Judge Charles Clay “Brick” Dickerson, 76, of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Deadwood Cemetery with Rev. Rick Linebarger officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Judge Charles Clay “Brick” Dickerson was born July 7, 1942 in Deadwood, Texas to Lawrence Clifton and Mellie Briggs Dickerson, Sr. and passed away September 29, 2018 in Tyler, Texas. He attended Carthage High School, graduating with the class of 1960, and continued his education at Panola College, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Stephen F. Austin State University and the Southwestern College of Law.

 

Brick married Varonica Sue Payne on July 8, 1968 and together they celebrated 48 years of marriage until her death on September 5, 2016. Judge Dickerson served his country through the National Guard and worked as a lawyer for many years. He was elected Judge of the 123rd Federal District for Panola and Shelby counties later in his career. 

Judge Dickerson enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing, and was a member of the NRA as well as a Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, June Yarbrough; brothers, Lawrence Clifton Dickerson, II and Arthur Weldon “Tuffy” Dickerson.

 

Judge Dickerson is survived by: 
His daughter: Amanda Dickerson Martin and husband Ryan of Carthage

Brother: Larry Nathaniel Dickerson and wife Allie Fidelia of Lafayette

Sister: Wanda Nell Belcher of Houston

Grandchildren: 
Hannah “Kat” Dickerson Buckner of Carthage
Sofia Elise Wallace of Carthage
Helena Lenore Wallace of Carthage
Kiaran M. Wallace of Carthage

Great-grandchild: Camden Dean Williams

Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

 

Funeral services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage.

 

 

 

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Jennifer Joy Miller Cohenour


 

 

Jennifer Joy Miller Cohenour, 67, of Beaumont, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Brad Morgan and Bro. Jeff Stull officiating.  Interment will follow at Folsom Cemetery in Center.

 

Mrs. Cohenour was born August 10, 1951, in Nacogdoches, to Melvin Mauriece Miller and Joy Holt Miller.  She enjoyed spending time with and cooking for her family and friends and also enjoyed being around her cats.  Mrs. Cohenour was a retired escrow officer, which provided her many connections with Realtors in Beaumont. She was a member of Forest Park Methodist Church in Beaumont. 

 

She is survived by


Husband: Don Cohenour Jr. of Beaumont

Son: Douglas Cohenour and fiancé, Megan Jones, of Austin

Mother: Joy Miller of Center

Sisters:
Sally Windham and husband, Danny Paul, of Center
Mary Pigg and husband, Bobby, of Center
Becky Grant and husband, Jimmy, of Center
Rachel Paddie and husband, Billy, of Center

Brother-in-law: James Cohenour and wife, Kimi, of Palacios

Nieces and Nephews:
Anna Joy Shirley and husband, Brett
Clayton Windham and wife, Jackie
Analeise Pigg
Neil Pigg and wife, Kaley
Megan Grant
Jennifer Paddie
James Cohenour
David Cohenour

Aunt: Letitia Holt

 

A host of other family and friends

 

Preceded in death by
Son: Trey Cohenour
Father: Melvin Mauriece Miller
Brother-in-law: Robert Cohenour
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Donald E. and Helen Britt Cohenour

Pallbearers will be Clayton Paul Windham, Danny Windham, Jimmy Grant, Bobby Pigg, James Cohenour and Billy Paddie.
   
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Alma Lovett Ellington


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alma Lovett Ellington, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Good Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Doug Fincher and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

 

Mrs. Ellington was born December 10, 1924, in Shelbyville, to R. T. Lovett and Ethel Davis Lovett.  She owned and operated Alma’s Beauty Shoppe from 1969 until 1993. Her hobbies included mowing the lawn, picking up pecans and baking cakes for the elderly.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

 

She is survived by
Children:
Thomas Ellington Jr. and wife, Karen, of Houston
Jeff Ellington of Center
Connie Ellington Morrison and husband, Tem, of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Thomas Ellington III of Houston
Victoria Lynn Ellington of Washington, D.C.
Jeff Ellington II and Bobbi of Center
Chris Ellington and Emily of Center
Dawn Ellington of Center
Joseph “Joey” Ellington Williams and Shea of Center

11 Great Grandchildren

Special Niece: Mary Jo Lampley of Center

Numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: T. O. Ellington
Parents: R. T. Lovett and Ethel Davis Lovett
5 Siblings

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Good Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o John Doggett, 1251 Busby Street, Center, Texas 75935.

 

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

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Amy Springer


 

 

Amy Springer, 43, of Houston, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018, in Houston.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. John McGuire officiating.  Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be before service at 1:30. 

 

Miss Springer was born September 10, 1975, in Houston, to George Springer and Juanita Jones Springer.  She loved volunteering and playing volleyball.

 

She is survived by


Mother: Juanita Springer of Garrison

Brother: Edward Springer of Houston

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives

Preceded in death by


Father: George Springer

 

Pallbearers will be Casey Cranford, Keith Cranford, Marc Cranford, Jared Kimbrough, Chris Box and Corey Lunsford.  Honorary pallbearers will be Weyman Jones, Brian Jones and Jeff Jones.

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

 

 

 

 

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James Linton Crouch


 

 

James Linton Crouch, 68, of San Augustine, Texas passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 27, 2018. James was born March 22, 1950 in Dallas, Texas to James Nelson Crouch and Bonita Faye Williams Crouch.

 

James graduated from Silsbee High School and East Texas Baptist College and graduated from seminary at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent his life loving others and teaching them about Christ.

 

James married Lisa Wade on February 14, 1983 in Houston, Texas. They had three children, Anjuli Belle Crouch, Charles Nelson Crouch and William James Crouch. He is also survived by his two sisters, Jean Smith and Bonita Mackey and niece Rhonda Martin and nephews Kenneth Smith and Bryan Venerable.

 

He loved being part of the San Augustine community and loved making people laugh. He taught the lessons of God to his children and loved them beyond measure. His wife was the love of his life.

 

To say James was a character was an understatement. He was kind and generous. He had a quick wit and was slow to anger. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018 at First Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas. Interment following at the San Augustine City Cemetery. Visitation will be between the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas  75972.

 

Pallbearers included Kenneth Smith, Sam Waltemeyer, Charles Wade, Scott Budno, Earl Hamm, Mike Jackson, and Rodney Tompkins.

 

Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas  

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

 

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Janet Windham Hughes


 

 

Janet Windham Hughes, 53, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at her residence.

 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating.  Interment will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.

 

Janet was born April 3, 1965, in Shelby County, to William Henry Windham and Alda Johnson Yarbrough.  She was always learning about the newest technology, enabling her to train others through various information technology classes and consultations.  Janet founded Piney Woods Photographic Society, where she was able to connect with many people who shared her passion for photography.  She was of the Christian faith.

 

She is survived by 
Husband: Edward Marshall Hughes of Carthage

Mother: Alda Johnson Yarbrough of Center

Mother-in-law and Father-in-law: Charles and Joyce Hughes of Carthage

Sister: Darla Smith and husband, Carey, of Lebanon, Tennessee

Sister-in-law: Claire Windham and husband, Micah, of Patroon

 

Niece and Nephews: 
Brittany Breaux of Tyler
Tori Windham of Shelbyville
Wyatt Windham of Shelbyville
Sam Windham of Shelbyville
Molly Windham of Shelbyville

 

Uncles:
Newton Johnson and wife, Tanya, of Joaquin
David Windham and wife, Bonnie, of Nacogdoches

Special Friends: Karen and Mark Hampton of Marshall

A host of other family and friends

Preceded in death by
Father: William Henry Windham
Bonus Dad: Daniel Yarbrough

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Piney Woods Photographic Society, c/o Bobbie Jean Wood, 2671 FM 414, Center, Texas 75935.

 

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

 

 

 

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James "Buddy" Pratt


 

 

James “Buddy” Pratt, 71, of Center, Texas, passed away on September 26, 2018 in Nacogdoches. He was born on March 12, 1947 in Center to Jimmy Pratt and Zelma Samford Pratt. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at White Rock Cemetery with Bro. Larry Byrd officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 to 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


Buddy, as everyone knew him, grew up in Center. His father passed away when Buddy was very young. His mother knew that Buddy would need a father figure in his life and later married Hollis Smith who would raise him as his own. Buddy graduated from Center High School and then entered the United States Army. He served his country honorably before returning home. Buddy took a job with Southwester Bell Telephone Company where he worked as a customer service technician for his entire career until retirement. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He spent a beautiful 42 years with the love of his life, Vicky Harris and they built an amazing life together. More than anything, Buddy treasured his time spent surrounded by family. 

 

Buddy leaves behind his beloved wife, Vicky Pratt of Center; sons, Eric Pratt and wife, Allison of Center, Ryan Pratt of Baytown, Dion Pratt of Houston and Shane Pratt and wife, Dena of Mesa, Colorado; daughter, Dache Pratt Sneath and husband, Michael of Sachse, Texas; sister, Elizabeth Kay Langley of Kilgore; grandchildren, Kaleigh and Keaton “Bam” Pratt, Ian and Lyla Sneath, Destiney and Britney Pratt, Cagan and Louis Pratt, Addison and Tatum Pratt, Lauren Townley and Tyler Newcomb; and special family friend, Dr. Mark Cline.


He is preceded in death by his fathers, Jimmy Pratt and Hollis Smith and mother, Zelma Pratt Smith. 


Pallbearers will be Ken Ramsey, Joe White, Villis Dowden, Chase Hooper, Brandon Tyler and Doug Tyler. 


Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Harris, Cecil Tyler and Brian Tyler.
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 

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Ovias Michael Bailey


 

 

Ovias Michael Bailey, 66, of Center, Texas, passed away on September 23, 2018 in Nacogdoches. He was born on December 30, 1951 in Pasadena, Texas to Ovias Asburry Bailey and Ray Nell Jones Bailey. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. 


To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Broas, Sr.


 

 

 

 

Funeral Services for Robert Broas, Sr., age 88, of San Augustine County, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Dr. W. Wayne Barth, Bro. Cliff Durham, and Bro. David Boyd officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday evening, September 25, 2018, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts.  Burial will follow in the Townsend Cemetery in Broaddus.

 

Robert was born November 16, 1929, in New York, and passed from this life on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Winnfield Fire Department for 10 years, and worked as a EMS for the Astrodome for 15 years.  He retired from the Continental Can Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Broaddus.

 

Those to whom he is survived by include, sons, Robert Broas, Jr, and his wife, Alene of Miami, Florida; Richard Thomas Broas and his wife, Elizabeth of Davenport, Florida and daughter, Rita Gilcrease and her husband, Tom Gilcrease of San Augustine. His beloved grandchildren, Craig Broas and his wife Mary of Ft. Worth; Keith Broas and his wife, Aki of Miami, Florida; Megan Robinson and her husband, Jason of Alaska; Miranda Gilcrease and David Gilcrease both of San Augustine; 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, his brother-in-law, Junior Ward of Oklahoma; Sisters-in-law, Faye Haley of Beaumont; Willie Fay Ward of Nacogdoches; and Mickie McElwee of Lufkin.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife, Roetta (Ward) Broas; brother, Tom Broas and mother-in-law. Lucille Runnels.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be the First Baptist Church of Broaddus.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com/


Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas  

 

 

 

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Curtis Lee Johnson


 

 

 

Funeral Services for Curtis Lee Johnson, age 57, of San Augustine, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018, in the White Rock Baptist Church in San Augustine County, with burial following in the San Augustine City Cemetery.  Officiating will be Bro. Tim Swanson.  Visitation will be from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church where he will lie-in-state at the church until the funeral.

 

Curtis Lee was born August 4, 1961, in San Augustine, Texas, to the late Eloyse (Moon) Johnson and Lyndall E. Johnson.  He attended San Augustine High School, and worked as a mechanic, and also tree trim business and was of the Assembly of God faith.

 

Those who are left to cherish his memory include, his son, Lydall Curtis Johnson and his wife, April of San Augustine; daughter, Christian LeAnn Johnson of San Augustine; brother, Charles Johnson of San Augustine, and sisters, Gay Neal of Mauriceville, and sister, Kathy Ann Hussey of Colmesniel;  his loving grandchildren, April Lynn Johnson, Jacob Johnson, and Jada Bryan, also several nieces and nephews including, Clayton Peace; Billy Bobbitt; Charles Johnson, Jr.; Catherine Ann Luma; Gaylynn Bobbitt; Tabitha Allen and Jennifer Iles. 

 

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Eloyse and Lyndall E. Johnson and son, Kenneth Kody Johnson.

 

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com/


Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.

 

 

 

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Dale William Otto


 

 

 

Dale William Otto, 88, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018, in Center.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Center.

 

Mr. Otto was born August 19, 1930, in Joice, Iowa, to Wilhelm Otto and Tressa Ulstead Otto.  He enjoyed camping, gardening and traveling.  

 

He is survived by


Wife: Marilyn S. Otto of Center

Daughters:
Susan Stephens and husband, Harry, of Hallsville
Julie Rholes and husband, Gary, of Center

Grandchildren:
Justin Peterson and Alisha Fritz
Alyssa Ray and husband, Nathan
Katie Bowen and husband, Eric
Karla North
Kelly Bara and husband, Troy
Ryan Rholes and wife, Irina

Great Grandchildren:
Finley
Blake 
Sofia

 

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

 

 

 

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Jo Ellen Dismukes


 

 

 

 


Memorial Services for Jo Ellen Dismukes will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 in the Church of Christ in Broaddus. She passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, in Broaddus.

 

Jo Ellen was born to Mildred (Beard) Chapman and Robert C. Chapman on October 28, 1952, on Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.  She dearly loved her family, and had worked in the oil industry.

 

Those to whom will cherish her memory include, her beloved mother, Mildred Chapman; her brother, Andrew Chapman and his wife, Jean; Sister-in-law, Tammie Chapman; Brother-in-law, Sim Abel and beloved aunt, Cora Humble.

 

She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Robert Chapman; her brothers, Ben Chapman, and Cecil Chapman; sister, Mary Abel, along with nephews, Buck Abel and Drew Chapman.

Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas 

online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com/

 

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Shirley Jean Milstead


 

 

Graveside Services for Shirley Jean Milstead, age 77, of San Augustine, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2018,  in the Blue Springs Cemetery, located off FM 226 in Etoile.  She passed from this life on Tuesday morning, September 18, 2018, in San Augustine.

 

Shirley Jean was born August 30, 1941, in San Augustine County, Texas to the late Louethel (Gipson) Milstead and James Leon Mistead.  She attended Massey Business College and had worked as a switchboard operator, and was a member of the Northwood Baptist Church.

She is survived by her cousins, Veva and Terry Jessup of San Augustine; Lovene Price of San Augustine and Debbie Graham and family of San Augustine.

 

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Louethel (Gipson) Milstead and James Leon Milstead.

 

Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas 

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com/

 

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Avalon M. O'Neal-Norris


 

 

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Avalon M. O’Neal-Norris (83) of Joaquin, Texas will be Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Abundant Love Ministries at 1:00pm.   Mrs. Norris died Monday, September 17, 2018 at Willis Knighton South in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Mrs. Norris was born on May 12, 1935.  Bro. Marlin Cloudy will be officiating.      

 

Mrs. Norris is survived by: 

 

Sons: Ricky Howard of Center, Texas; Darren O’Neal of Nacogdoches, Texas; and Dennis O’Neal, wife Sherrelle of Logansport, Louisiana 

Daughters:  Tracee (Yvette), husband Milford and Tammy Nelson, husband Alonzo all of Mansfield, Louisiana 

 

Brother:  Michelle McClelland of Houston, Texas

 

Visitation:   Friday, September 21, 2018, from the hours of 12 noon to 6:00pm at Hicks Chapel 

             

Committal:  Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas  

 

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

 

 

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Virgil Wayne Duke


 

 

Virgil Wayne Duke, 82, of Center, Texas, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday morning, September 14, 2018. 

 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Mt. Calvary on 417 East in Shelbyville, Texas.

 

He was a strong, tall, man’s man, who was blessed to not outlive his ability to care for himself and his family.  He was proud and grateful for the time he had on earth and the quality of life he was able to experience right up to the moment the Lord called him home.

Virgil served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Skagit (105) from 1954-1956.

For many years, Virgil worked and managed several well-known Houston establishments.  He shot a pretty good game of pool, but never learned to play the piano.  Later, he was a successful REPO man, even more successful after his wife, Ruth Ann, became his partner.  She could hook the chains as fast as any man and they almost always got away before shots were fired.  They knew Houston like the back of their hands and Virgil gave better directions and travel advice than MapQuest, especially on where NOT to go.

 

After retiring and returning home, Virgil was an active member and usher at Mt. Calvary and was loved and respected greatly by his church family and Pastor Don Windham and wife, Linda.  He attended and supported all church functions with the exception of a very few that coincided with Astros games.

 

Virgil could be seen most any day under the pecan tree and was always ready for a game of dominos or 42. (He especially enjoyed beating James Earl, but would take on anyone willing to play.)  Before losing his best friend, Michael Lee, they could be seen cruising 699 with radio on and windows down, both wearing their cool shades…They were both smooth talkers and impeccable dressers, always starched and pressed.  And that’s only a couple of the many traits they shared.  Michael would tell anyone that Virgil was the coolest sidekick he ever had…Losing his friend was hard on Virgil.

 

Friends and family enjoyed teasing Virgil about a variety of things including but not limited to the Astros, his age, his exes, and his pointed toed cowboy boots, but he could dish it out as well as take it with a smile.  He was always knowledgeable of current events and seemed to know where everyone was and who was doing what…We finally figured out that he had become quite the proficient at “ghosting” on Ruth Ann’s Facebook!  We love him and we always knew he loved us.  The “Hill on 699” won’t be the same without him.

 

Virgil is survived by


Wife, friend, and soulmate for almost 24 years: Ruth Ann Weatherford Duke

Brother: James “Jim” Duke and wife, Betty

Sister-in-law: Lynn Locke

Children:
Megan Waite
Dee Ann Dockens
Kris and Glenda Dockens
Kevin and Anita Dockens

Grandchildren:
Cory Causey and wife, Kim
(Kylee, Skylar, Lauren)
Kevin Askew
Kristopher Dockens
Raylee Askew
Brodie Sibley and wife, Kristi
(Bo, Tripp, Emmarie)
Mackenzie Dockens
Witt Dockens

Nieces and nephews:
Lester and Teresa Belrose
(Austin, Tyler, Jordan, Grant)
Bruce and Judy Snider
(Alex, Blaine, Caleb)
Mark and Rusty Gorby
(Jacob, Katie, Justin)
Terry and Tari Dammel
(Carl, Chris)
Ted and Karen Duke
(Kelly, Kevin)
Mark and Tina Myrick
(Stephen, Shawn, Kristin)
Tom and Linda Duke
(James, Brian)

Numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends

 

He was preceded in death by
Son: Billy Duke
Brother: Smitty Duke
Parents: Virgil and Clara Belle Duke

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

 

 

 

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Barbara Nell Chavers-Copeland


 

 

 

Barbara Nell Chavers-Copeland, 74, of Shelbyville, Texas, went into Jesus’ arms on September 17, 2018 in Shelbyville. She was born on June 21, 1944 in Alpine, Texas to William Cuyler Chavers and Doris Marie Magee Chavers. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

 
Barbara was a bit of a traveler during her youth and teenage years. Her family spent time in Yoakum, Texas, Pensacola, Florida and El Paso, Texas where she completed high school. The desire for travel and exploration carried into her life beyond school. Barbara had a passion for the outdoors. She collected rocks from all of the United States. She also loved to hike and explore in the mountains. She enjoyed camping and visiting state and national parks during her travels. Barbara was a involved with Toledo Bend Cowboy Church in Huxley and Word of Hope in Pecos. 

 

Barbara is survived by her husband, Wesley Copeland of Shelbyville; sons, Cliffton D. Pert and wife, Geri of Dundee, Michigan and Cleveland G. Pert and wife, Bonnie of Arlington, Texas; daughters, Cellina F. Stokes and husband, David of Humble, Texas and Casondra L. Trevino and husband, Lee of Conover, Wisconsin; brothers, Raymond Chavers of Lawrenceville, Minnesota, Floyd Chavers and wife, Esther of Eden, Texas, Herbert Chavers and wife, Suzette of Riverside, California, W.J. Chavers and Laura Atkinson of Milton, Florida, Charles Chavers and wife, Darlene of Graysville, Florida and Clyde Chavers of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister, Carolyn Beach of Harlingen, Texas and Marie C. Callahan of Florida; grandchildren, Jacqelyn Dunn, Brandon Trevino, Justin Trevino, Chelsea Stokes, Jerry Hollingshead, Krysten Pert, Carl Pert, Destiny Pert, Crystal Trevino and Matthew Trevino; five step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren with one on the way; and 5 step-great-grandchildren. 


She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Doris Chavers, sisters, Marjorie Chavers, Nancy Zachy and Jackie Gammel; and brothers, Earnest Chavers, James Chavers and Donald Chavers.


To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 

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Natividad Cazango-Ramirez


 
 
 
 
Natividad Cazango-Ramirez, 43, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
 
A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Templo Principe De Paz.  Interment will be held in Mexico.
 
Mrs. Cazango-Ramirez was born June 30, 1975, in Tarasco, Mexico, to Eustargio Cazango and Policarpia Ramirez.  
 
She is survived by
Husband: Magdiel Rivera-Cruz of Tenaha
 
Daughters: 
Yajayra Rivera
Ana Cazango
Diana Cazango
 
Sons: 
Daniel Rivera of Tenaha
Madian Cazango
 
Son-in-law: Agenor Rivera
 
Grandchildren:
Jonathan Rivera
David Rivera
Kelvin Rivera
 
Mother: Policarpia Ramirez
 
Brother-in-law: Heder Rivera and wife, Heder
 
Nieces:
Keila De la Cruz
Camila Rivera
 
Cousins:
William Rivera and wife, Gertrudis
Carlos Rivera and wife, Carlos
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Eustargio Cazango 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Larry Kay


 

 

Larry Kay, 72, of Joaquin Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Houston, Texas, with his devoted daughter Amanda by his side.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. A memorial service honoring and celebrating Larry’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons. Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas.
 
Larry Kay was born April 14, 1946 in Center, Texas, to Fred Kay and Ruth Fleming Kay, of Huxley, Texas. Larry grew up in Huxley surrounded by the large Kay family. Larry graduated from Joaquin High School, in Joaquin, Texas where he excelled on the football field. After graduating Larry began a career in construction that took him all over the world, including the Middle East and Asia.  A lifelong resident of Joaquin, Larry operated a farm in the Lone Cedar Community with Billie Jean, his beloved wife of forty-nine years. Larry and Billie Jean enjoyed raising horses and cattle and supporting their daughters in their rodeo careers. Larry had an incredible eye for selecting great horses.
 
Larry was an avid hunter. He enjoyed deer hunting, elk hunting, and dove hunting. Some of his most treasured hunting trips include those to Merkel, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Kentucky, with his family and friends.
 
After he retired, you could find him on his Ranger, riding through his property alongside his black labs. He loved working on his tractor, clearing and cleaning his property, and planting feed plots for his deer and grasses for the horses. Larry proudly showed off his granddaughters, Lila and Ava, to those he greeted. He frequently took Lila and Ava to feed his cows and to visit neighbors and friends.  To know Larry was to know an honest, hard-working husband, father, and grandfather. Larry will be remembered for his strength, loyalty, and love of family.
 
Survivors include the following:
 
Wife:
Billie Jean Kay, of Joaquin, Texas
 
Children:
LeAnn Kay Rafferty and husband Matthew of Joaquin, Texas
Amanda Kay of Fort Worth, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Lila Lawson Rafferty of Joaquin, Texas
Ava Frances Rafferty of Joaquin, Texas
 
Nieces:
Nanette Hendricks, of Douglassville, Texas
Cassie Thompson, of Atlanta, Texas
Selisha Cockrell, of Joaquin, Texas
DeAnn Niles, of Sumpter, South Carolina
Jennifer Griffin Groves, of Joaquin, Texas
 
Nephews:
Harold Kay, Jr., of Tenaha, Texas
Jason Griffin, of Joaquin, Texas
Numerous cousins and great nieces and nephews.
 
Preceded in death by:
Parents: Fred Kay and Ruth Fleming Kay
Brothers: Howard Thomas Kay and Harold Dewitt Kay Sr.
Jason Griffin, Buddy Kay, Ken Kay, John Paul Lawson, Ryan Sanders, and Kenny Weeks will serve as pallbearers.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Cooper, Nolan Cooper, Billy Jack Corbell, Jerry Griffin, Donald O’Rear, Joseph E. Parker, Gus Permenter, and Hugh Daw. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lone Cedar Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund- 2748 CR 3373, Joaquin, TX 75954 and the Strong Cemetery Fund- PO Box 1383, Center, TX 75935.
 
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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