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Sandra Kaye Willoughby Ford


 
Sandra Kaye Willoughby Ford, 60, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Mrs. Ford’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.
 
Mrs. Ford was born November 9, 1956, in Vivian, Louisiana, to Alvis Willoughby and Helen Shires Willoughby.  She enjoyed the outdoors, especially water skiing and fishing.  Mrs. Ford loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She was of the Baptist faith.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Tim Ford
 
Daughters:
Holly Groves and husband, Brad
Jennifer Yates and husband, Wesley
 
Granddaughters:
Trinity Ford
Haleigh Ford
 
Brothers:
Larry Cosby
Kenneth Willoughby and wife, Mary
Jerry Willoughby and wife, Peggy
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Special Friend: Sheri Shofner
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Alvis Willoughby and Helen Shires Willoughby
Niece: Scheri Willoughby
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Sherra Jean Reed - UPDATED


 
Sherra Jean Reed, 56, of Center, TX, passed away on August 7, 2017 in Nacogdoches, TX. She was born in Houston, TX on July 4, 1961 to James L. Reed and Barbara J. Fielder. A memorial service for Sherra will be on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Campti Methodist Church with Bro. Ford officiating the service. 
 
Sherra and her family made up a 5th generation which is uncommon today. Sherra enjoyed spending time with her family and was a homemaker. She was a believer in Christ. She will leave her footprints on so many hearts and was loved by her family and numerous friends. 
 
She is survived by her father, James L. Reed, her mother Barbara J. Fielder. Her sisters Paula Reed, and Dana Fleming, and her brother James R. Reed. Sherra had four children, Rachel J. Brown, James A. Brown, Justin O. Smith, and Tara L. Dionne. She had 11 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. 

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Alysie Mae Porterfield


 

Alysie Mae Porterfield, 84, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 14, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  She was born on September 14, 1932, the daughter of the late Mormon and Vada (Walker) Pledger.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home from 6-8 PM.  Funeral services will be Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 2PM at First Baptist Church, Timpson with Bro. William Dee Daniel and Orval Miller officiating.  
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
Alysie Mae Porterfield was born in Amity, Arkansas, and moved to Timpson, Texas, during her elementary school years.  At the Eat-A-Bite in Timpson she met her beloved Daniel Porterfield, and they were married on September 14, 1957.  Alysie Mae was a true homemaker, lovingly caring for Daniel and  daughter, Sherri.  Another joy in her life was her love of Christ and serving Him at First Baptist Church, Timpson.  On each Sunday she enjoyed the fellowship with her Sunday School class and being involved with the activities of the church.  
 
Alysie Mae’s employment with Timpson Independent School District was a happy time for her and a blessing for all who worked with her. She worked for Timpson ISD for 41 years. Whether she was working as an aide with her “kids” in P.E. class, working in the cafeteria or snack bar, Alysie Mae loved all of the students and staff.  She was a true Bear supporter, proudly wearing the black and gold.  A fun time for Alysie Mae was the THS Class of 1950 reunions and multi-year class reunions.  She always loved to “work the room” and visit with all her treasured school friends.  She kept in touch with her former classmates and made sure that flowers were sent to the funerals of those deceased.  
 
Her love of people was also evident as she cared for relatives and friends at Garrison Nursing Home for over 30 years.  She not only took care of her loved one’s needs, she was a happy visitor to all of the residents.  Her delicious cooking was shared with many of her neighbors and friends. She always loved it when someone having a fund raiser would call and ask her to make a cake or pie.   She even continued to return to Bomar Rehab Center from time to time to take a pie since she made friends with the staff while being in rehab for her knee replacements. She was an independent, caring and giving lady. All who were able to assist Alysie Mae enjoyed their visit, whether they were repairing an appliance, trimming a tree, or taking care of her lawn.   
 
Not only did Alysie Mae take care of the humans in her life, but she gave special care to her little four-legged constant companion, Pebbles.  
 
 
 
Survivors include daughter Sherri Strahan and husband Don of Timpson and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  In addition to her parents, Alysie Mae Porterfield was preceded in death by her loving husband Daniel Porterfield in 1992, sister Geneva Pledger, and brother Milton Pledger.
 
Sherri and Don would like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for their great care and concern during Alysie Mae’s stay in the hospital, especially neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Randle.
 
Serving as pallbearers are Larry Porterfield, Andrew Renteria, Bert Coan, Roy Pledger, Mike Pledger, Joe Pledger, and Don Pledger.
 
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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Suzanne Polk Brooks


 

Mrs. Suzanne Polk Brooks, age 52, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Brooks passed away on August 09, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital Memorial Specialty Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.  
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment Rockey Mount Cemetery
Rev. Tim Teal, Officiating
 
Visitation 
 
Friday, August 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Husband: Sanford Brooks of San Augustine, Texas
 
3 Step children: Sanford Trotty of Houston, Texas
             Erica Cotton (Calvin) of San Augustine, Texas
Eric Clack of San Augustine, Texas
 
2 God Children Oliver Randle (Katherine) of Center, Texas
Destinee Rodgers of San Augustine, Texas
 
 
0 Grandchildren 0 Great Grandchild
 
3 Sisters Kimberly Polk of San Augustine, Texas
Patricia Polk of San Augustine, Texas
Cherica Raussaw (Steven) of Houston, Texas
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Michael Wayne Harris


 

Mr. Michael Wayne Harris 57 of Gary Community passed away Wednesday Morning at the Nursing Home in Longview, TX.  Visitation will be Wednesday 16th from 6-8 at the Community Funeral Home in Center.  Services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Gary, TX.  Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Tenaha, TX with Rev. Michael Wayne Harris officiating.
 
He is survived by: 
 
Mother: Ada Jean Duncan Harris Smith
 
3 Sisters: Mattie Weatherton, Gloria Watley, Sandra Harris
 
2 Brothers: James Harris, Charles Harris 
 
 

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Betty "Mammy" Risinger


 

Betty “Mammy” Risinger, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Lufkin.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mrs. Risinger was born August 24, 1937, in Marshall, Arkansas, to Claude Hale and Letha Foshee Hale.  She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Center Chapter and Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.  
 
She is survived by
Husband: Robert Risinger of Shelbyville
 
Daughter: Shelley Risinger Trump and husband, Rick, of Orange
 
Grandchildren:
Juanita Henry of Shelbyville
Rachel McCuller and husband, Chris, of Orange
Angie Norton and husband, Chad, of Shelbyville
April Holloway and husband, Corey, of Center
John Risinger Trump and wife, Chelsea, of Mauriceville
 
Great Grandchildren:
James Jones
Rebecca Jones
Shelby Jones
Denise Jones
Alexis Holloway
Chet Norton
Celeste Holloway
Audrey Norton
Alyssia McCuller
Ezra McCuller
 
Brother: James R. Hale and wife, Barbara, of Shelbyville
 
Sister: Donna Riley and husband, Jerry, of Splendora
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Son: James Royce Risinger
Parents: Claude Hale and Letha Foshee Hale
Sister: Sue Hale
Brother: Bobby Hale
Pallbearers will be Rick Trump, Chad Norton, Corey Holloway, John Risinger Trump, James Jones and Chet Norton.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dunnigan Cemetery Association, 1936 FM 2261, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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James Darren "Henry" Tyre Sr.


 

James Darren “Henry” Tyre, Sr., 57, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 12, 2017 in Center. He was born in Dallas, Texas on June 21, 1960 to James Edward Tyre and Linda Downing Tyre. Funeral services for James will be at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to8:00 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
James worked for 30 years in the Oil and Gas Industry. After retiring, he worked in the area doing sheetrock and painting. Above all, he was a loving father and grandfather who very much treasured every second spent with family. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his grandsons. He always enjoyed the open road on his motorcycle with the wind in his hair.
He is survived by his mother, Linda Tyre of Center; daughter, Shannon Denby and husband, Bradley of Center; son, James Tyre, Jr. and wife, Nina of Center; grandsons, Dylan, Zac and Brannon Denby, Conner, Brently and Deikon Tyre all of Center; brother, Jack Tyre of Center; sister, Kathy Miller of Center.
 
He is preceded in death by his father, James Edward Tyre, Jr.
 
Pallbearers for James’ service will be Ray Stroope, Chucky Tyre, Chris Tyre, Bill White, Dirk Palmer, Lance Parks and Jack Tyre, Sr.
 
Honorary pallbearer will be Kevin Smith.
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net
 
 

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Lloyd William Smith


 

Lloyd William Smith, 77, of Center, formerly of Woodville, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, in Center.  
 
Mr. Smith’s wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.
 
Mr. Smith was born March 20, 1940, in Eureka, California, to Lloyd T. Smith and Helen Sampson Smith.  He loved woodworking, collecting knives and Indian artifacts and was a Civil War buff.  Mr. Smith was a former firefighter in Center. He was of the Assembly of God faith.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Peggy Smith of Center
 
Daughter: Mary Smith and husband, Michael, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Ashlyn Wall of Center
Riley Wall of Center
 
Step-Sister: Jody Moore and husband, Gary, of Alvin
 
Special Friend: Sue Hill of Robertsdale, Alabama
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Lloyd T. Smith and Helen Sampson Smith
Step Mother: Marcela Smith
Step Sister: Lorraine Reed and husband, Dennis “Dinny” Reed
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Johnnie Price


 

Johnnie Price, 93, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Price was born June 17, 1924, in Shelbyville, to Vessie Green and Mary Lee Carter Green.  Johnnie and Jarandal were united in marriage on August 13, 1942.  They would have celebrated 75 years of marriage this year.  She was employed with Farmers State Bank for fifteen years.  Mrs. Price enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, hunting, fishing, quilting and sewing.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center and later was a member of First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.
 
She is survived by
Daughter-in-law: Sammye Price
 
Grandchildren:
Kelly Price Pepper and husband, Jeff
Katy Price Crawford and husband, Doug
 
Great Grandchildren:
Jack Pepper
Claire Crawford
Chloe Crawford
 
Brother: Vance Green and wife, Betty
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Jarandal Price
Son: Randy Price
Parents: Vessie Green and Mary Lee Carter Green
Sisters: Mary Ellen Sapp, Faye Green, Vernell Williams
Brother: Fred Green
 
Pallbearers will be Jeff Pepper, Jack Pepper, Doug Crawford, Terry Williams, Danny Green and David Chadwick.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.
 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Jimmy Matthews


 
Jimmy Matthews, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. George Ray Matthews Jr. officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
Mr. Matthews was born May 9, 1940, in Shelby County, to Turner Griffin Matthews and Lois Florine Bolton Matthews.  He retired from the City of Center after serving 44 ½ years. Twenty eight of those years, he served as Police Chief. 
 
He is survived by
Children:
Jody Matthews of Center
Jim Ed Matthews and wife, Jennifer, of Center
Judson Matthews of Center
Jamye Boyd and husband, Michael, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Gracie Boyd
Addison Boyd
Ella Matthews
Porter Matthews
Wesley Matthews
Annigail Matthews
Cameron Matthews
 
Brother: Johnny Matthews and wife, Mandy, of Kingwood
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Barbara Gail Matthews
Daughter-in-law: Amanda Matthews
Mother: Lois Florine Bolton Matthews
Brother: George Matthews
 
Pallbearers will be Center Police Department.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Robert Blake Jones


 

Robert Blake Jones, 28, of Center, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Center. He was born on June 29, 1989 in Conroe, Texas to Robert Leonard Jones and Debbie Renee Adams Jones. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Rather Cemetery.

 
 
Blake grew up in Magnolia, Texas before moving to Shelby County with his family. He met K’Teria Clifton in Center and the two were married on August 5, 2016. Blake was a loving husband, father, and son who brought life to his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman. You could always find him dove hunting or on the water casting a line. What he treasured most of all were the moments with his children. 
 
Blake is survived by his wife, K’Teria Jones; father, Buddy Jones and wife, Lisa; mother, Debbie Jones; children, Brookelynn Gregg and A’lxces Jones; grandparents, Bob and Linda Jones, Dianne Bragg, and David and Debbie Adams; brothers, Dylan Jones and Cody Carleton; uncles, Richard Jones and Russell Jones; father-in-law, James Clifton; mother-in-law, Betty Anderson; and special friend, Eric Jones. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit: www.mangumfuneralhome.com
 
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home in Center.
 

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Jackie Edge Miller


 

Jackie Edge Miller, 85, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at her residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017, at First United Pentecostal Church in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating.  Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Ms. Miller was born April 7, 1932, in Shelby County, to Henry Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge.  She loved cooking and taking care of her family.  She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Children: 
Carolyn Cochran and husband, Larry, of Center, Texas
John Miller and wife, Kay, of San Antonio, Texas
Steve Miller and wife, Susan, of Round Rock, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Gregg Miller and wife, Tabitha
Paul Miller and wife, Amber
Andrew Cochran and fiancé, Caitlyn
Erik Miller
Taylor Williams and husband, George
Morgan Miller
 
7 Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers:
J. Frank Edge of Lufkin, Texas
James Edge of Clute, Texas
Lyndon Edge of Rogers, Arkansas
Paul Edge of San Diego, California
Dale Edge of Crockett, Texas
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Henry Miller
Parents: Henry W. Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge
Sisters: Maxine Miller, Joyce Adams
Brother: H. W. Edge, Jr.
 
Pallbearers will be Gregg Miller, Paul Miller, Erik Miller, Andrew Cochran, Larry Edge and Danny Edge.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Edge, Jack Quinn, Travis Quinn and Parker Miller.
 
A special thanks to her caregivers – Vickie Sneed, Missy Cooper, Cassidy Chessher and Cindy Webb. Also, special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First United Pentecostal Church, PO Box 358, Center, Texas 75935.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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William Bill Cullum


 

 
NAME:    MR. WILLIAM "BILL" CULLUM                                           AGE:    61       
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS    
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   08/07/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY   
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    09/16/1955, KOUNTZE, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;   THURSDAY, 08/10/2017, 3:00 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   PARKWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  THURSDAY, 08/10/2017, 1-3 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    PARKWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY     
 
OFFICIATING:  BRO. BOBBY LOGSTON   
 
BURIAL:   HEBRON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY  
 
FATHER:  JAMES VAUGHAN CULLUM                    MOTHER:   WILMA LEE GOOLSHY           
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    OTR TRUCK DRIVER 
 
MILITARY:   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      BAPTIST
 
ORGANIZATIONS:  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
DAUGHTER: CASSIE CULLUM OF BRONSON
BROTHER:   DARRELL CULLUM & WIFE CAROLYN OF LUFKIN
                  MICHAEL CULLUM & WIFE DEBBIE OF LUFKIN
                  JACK CULLUM OF SHEPHERD, TEXAS
 
SISTERS:  JUANITA WILSON OF SHEPHERD, TEXAS
                CATHY BUTCHEE & HUSBAND LEWIS OF HOUSTON
 
2 GRANDCHILDREN
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, JAMES & WILMA CULLUM; & SISTER, SHERYL GOOLSBY
 
 

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Maude Evelyn Parker


 
Maude Evelyn Parker, 85, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on August 6, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born in Timpson on January 2, 1932 to John Brinson Hooper and Geraldine (Howell) Hooper. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at First Christian Church, Timpson, Texas with Pastor Larry Stegall officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
 
Ms. Maude was born and raised in Timpson and graduated from THS Class of 1949. She married the love of her life, William Howard Parker Sr. on July 7, 1951. She travelled around the United States for many years while he served in the United States Navy.  They were parents to four wonderful children whom she loved dearly.  She and Mr. William Parker Sr. spent over 50 years together before he went to be with the Lord in 2001.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Maude enjoyed gardening and reading.  She was very active in the Timpson Area Genealogical Historical Society, and helped start the Timpson Public Library.  Maude was a lifelong active member of First Christian Church and loved her church family very much.   
 
Maude is survived by her sons, William Howard Parker Jr., John Thomas Parker, David Parker; daughter, Catherine Diane Kay; sister, Mariane Bodiford; grandchildren, Cristi Hebert and husband Louie, Clarence William Patten, Dustin Patrick Kay, Hilary Denise Kay, William Andrew Parker, William Ezekiel Parker; great-grandchildren, Kole William Fischer, Parker Moses Hebert, Ernest Allen Jones; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Parker Sr.; brothers, Gene William Hooper and Jon Ben Hooper.
 
The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.
 

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Freddy Charles Lawrence


 
Freddy Charles Lawrence, Sr., 74, of Center, Texas passed away on August 7, 2017 in Center. He was born on September 26, 1942 in Center to Rev. Fred Colquitte Lawrence and Ruth Watson Lawrence. Funeral Services for Freddy will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Jerrod Nutt officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Freddy was born and raised in Center and he attended school at both Center and Joaquin. He was no stranger to hard work as he spent an extended period of time working as a millwright at Brown and Root. He also worked at HB Zachry and McGill Maintenance for a number of years. He worked shut-downs later in life before retirement. Freddy met Patricia Stanley in the 70’s through a mutual acquaintance and the two were joined in marriage on April 7, 1979 at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church. Together they raised a beautiful family in Center. When Freddy was not at work, he could be found working as a cattle rancher. This was a true passion of his that he dedicated most of his free time to. He grew very interested in politics, investments, and other social and economic issues later in his life. Papa, as his grandchildren referred to him, would be described as a quiet and reserved man, but was witty and lighthearted when his family was around. 
 
Freddy is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; sons, Charles Lawrence of Texarkana, Arkansas and David Lawrence of Center; daughter, Melissa Munoz and husband, Alex of Center; sister-in-law, Jeanette Tinkle and husband Pat, of Tyler; grandchildren, Jeremy, Tara, John, Alexis, Avery, Mia, Elizabeth, Desiree, Victoria, Justin, Jonathan, Jeffery and Aaron; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Alan Lawrence and Greg Lawrence; great-granddaughters, Kendra and Melanie Barker; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bruce and Audrie Stanley; sister-in-law, Sarah Helms and husband, Charles. 
Serving as pallbearers are Jerrod Nutt, Sean Crouch, Darrell Johnson, David Lawrence, Charles Lawrence and Alex Munoz. Honorary pallbearer will be Arthur Thornton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas, 75904 or visit https://donate3.cancer.org.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com
 

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Christene Hoosier


 
Mrs. Christene Hoosier, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Hoosier passed away on August 05, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.  
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, August 12, 2017
11:00 a.m.
China Chapel Baptist Church
Interment Redland Cemetery
Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating
 
Visitation 
 
Friday, August 8, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
2 Son: Carl Edward Hoosier (Cynthia) of Houston, Texas
Billy Rex Hoosier (Jacqueline) of Brookshire, Texas
 
 
4 Grandchildren 4 Great Grandchild
 
2 Brothers Elray Johnson (Clara) of Missouri City
Jonathan Tanner (Yzonne) of Union City, CA
 
2 Sisters Betty Simons of Center, Texas
Opal Pipkins of Dallas, Texas
 
As wall as a host of other relatives and friends.
 

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George Lacy Jr.


 

NAME:   GEORGE LACY,JR.                   AGE:  87  
 
 
 
ADDRESS:  SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
 
 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   08/05/2017  SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
 
      
 
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   11/15/1929   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS     
 
 
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;  MON., 8/07/2017 AT 10 A.M.  
 
 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:  FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BROADDUS  
 
 
 
DATE / TIME OFVISITATION:   SUN.,  8/06/2017, 4 P.M. TO 7 P.M. 
 
 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BROADDUS  
 
 
 
OFFICIATING:   DR. WAYNEBARTH  
 
 
 
BURIAL:   BROADDUS CEMETERY,BROADDUS, TEXAS
 
 
 
FATHER:   GEORGE LACY,SR.                  MOTHER:     ROBBIE LEE SANDERS   
 
                                                                                                                    
 
OCCUPATION:  LACY'SFISHING SUPPLY
 
 

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J.W. Smith


 

NAME:  J.W.SMITH                 AGE:  93
ADDRESS:  SANAUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  8/4/2017  SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :  12/28/1923 SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY 
 DATE / TIME OFSERVICE: MON., 8/07/17 AT 2 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:    SUN., 8/06/17 5 P.M. TO 8 P.M.
PLACE OF VISITATION:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL  
OFFICIATING: CLIFF DURHAM  & DAVID BOYD   
BURIAL:  PICKARD CEMETERY   
FATHER: HENRY LEE SMITH                 MOTHER:  HAUTIE JOHNSON                                                                                                            
OCCUPATION:  FARMER / CARPENTER
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  MT. HOREH   
SURVIVED BY:   BROTHER: CHARLES HENRY SMITH; SONS:JOHN SMITH, NOLAN SMITH;  DAUGHTERS: BETTYBOLTON, ANN EDDINGS, MARY EBERLAN; 13GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN 
Online Obituary and Condolences Posted atwww.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
316 W.COLUMBIA    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS     PHONE #936-275-2311FAX # 936-275-0034

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Delores Windham


 

Delores Windham, 65, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, July 28, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Antioch Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.
 
Ms. Windham was born December 23, 1951, in Shelby County, to Elzie Windham and Corinne Meyers Windham.  
 
She is survived by
Sons:
Rodney Green of Center
Bobby Joe Green of Nacogdoches
 
Grandchildren:
Bryan Keith Green
Rodney Scott Shaw
Marissa Lenoy and husband, Caleb
Dalton Keith Green
 
6 Great Grandchildren
 
Brother: Roger Windham
 
Sisters:
Charlotte Hughes
Donna Whittington
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and other family
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Keith Allen Green
Parents: Elzie Windham and Corinne Meyers Windham
Brother: Randy Windham
Sisters: Louise Meyers, Jerelyn Richards
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Rostina Annette Watts Menefee


 

Rostina Annette Watts Menefee 49, of San Augustine, TX passed away July 31, 2017 in San Augustine with her loved ones  by her side. 
 
Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church,  301 Ironoa Rd, San Augustine, TX with Rev. John Mosley Jr, Officiating, and Rev. Scotty Bland, as Eulogist.
 
Visitations will begin on Friday, August 4, 2017  at 2:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive,
Nacogdoches, TX. 
 
Burial will be in Redland Cemetery, San Augustine, TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home.
 
 

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Jerelyn W. Richards


 
Jerelyn W. Richards, 73, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in Houston.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Ms. Richards was born February 19, 1944, in Shelby County, to Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham.  She loved spending time with her family.  Her hobbies included fishing and canning.  
 
She is survived by
Children:
Johnny Richards and wife, Paula, of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Wayne Richards and wife, Lucinda, of Center
Gene Richards and wife, Jo Ann, of Center
Mathew Byrd of Louisiana
 
Grandchildren:
Casadie L. Richards
Wynona R. Richards
Robin D. Richards
Waylon W. Richards
Cordel L. Richards
Shalyn Grapes
 
Great Grandchildren:
Braelyn Cosby
William Richards
 
Brother:
Roger Windham of Center
 
Sisters:
Donna Whitington of Center
Charlott Hughes of Center
 
Special Uncle:
Preston Windham of Center
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
A host of family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: James W. Richards
Parents: Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham
Sisters: Louis Windham, Deloris Windham
Brother: Randy Windham
 
Pallbearers will be Rufus Byrd Jr., Harald Self, Waylon Richards, Cory Hagler, Dwayne Band and Larry James Moss.  Honorary pallbearer will be Preston Windham.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Fay B. McSwain Allen


 
Fay B. McSwain Allen, 89, of Center, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Ms. Allen was born October 31, 1927, in Center, to Jess O. Bush and I. T. Williams Bush.  She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.
 
She is survived by
Daughters-in-law:
Mary Jane McSwain of Timpson
Rose Jenkins and husband, John, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Sam McSwain of Center
Sandra McSwain of Timpson
 
Honorary Grandson: Michael McSwain
 
Great Grandchildren:
Brittany McSwain
Shon Lout
Cobin McSwain
Torin McSwain
 
Step Children: 
Randy Allen and wife, Lisa, of Bossier City, Louisiana
Sheila Mills and husband, Robert, of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Step Grandchildren:
Josh Leonard of Shreveport, Louisiana
Shelby Leonard of Shreveport, Louisiana
Devin Cartwright and husband, Brady, of Benton, Louisiana
Cory Allen and wife, Mindy, of Benton, Louisiana
 
4 Step Great Grandchildren
 
Special Sisters-in-law:
Mary McSwain of Center
Juanita Bush of Mt. Pleasant
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Gene McSwain
Husband: Bill Allen
Sons: Larry McSwain, David McSwain
Grandson: Mitchell McSwain
Brothers: Ozroe Bush, Ray Bush
Sister: Thelma Langley
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

 

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Ronald Jay Clark


 

Ronald Jay Clark, 68, of Center, Texas, passed away on July 27, 2017 in Tyler, Texas. He was born on November 28, 1948 in Center to Henry Jay Clark and Frances Wright Clark. Funeral services for Ronald will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Ronnie grew up in Center and in Pasadena, Texas. He attended Pasadena High School where he was very active in the football program. Ronnie met Norma Jean McCarty and the two were married at a Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas on June 22, 1967. Together, they raised a beautiful family. For Ronnie, the birth of his son and daughter were the most monumental moments in their relationship. Ronnie worked diligently as a longshoreman for almost forty years before retiring from ILA24. He very much liked gardening in his spare time. 
 
He also would do his best to catch a game of golf and loved to take his Harley out on the open road. Sitting down for a game of 42 or heading to the bowling alley were also pastimes that Ronnie enjoyed. He attended Providence Missionary Baptist Church and filled in as a Sunday School teacher there. Ronnie often could be found studying God’s Word in those quiet moments. More than anything, he was a loving father and took such pride in being a good provider for his family. He adored his wife of 50 years and loved his children and grand-children unconditionally. Ronnie never met a stranger and touched many hearts during his lifetime. 
 
Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Norma; son, Ronald Brent Clark; daughter, Tiffany Farmacka and husband, Brett; grandchildren, Jacob Henry Ingersoll, Sarah Lena Olson and husband, Dalton, Emily Grace Clark, Brynna Leann Farmacka, and Cassidy Layne Farmacka; great-grandchildren, Samuel Dalton Ronald Olson and Braydon Cole Oatis; and niece, Catherine Renee Clark.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Jay Clark and Fran Wright Clark, and one brother, Rodney Ray Clark.
 
Pallbearers for the service will be David Clark, Robert Hodges, Cade Clark, Cooper Warr, Cody Warr, Brian Bailes, Jeff Eaves, Danny Gazaway, Jason Lusk and Oren Warr. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Clever Creek Baptist Church, 199 CR 1042, Center, Texas 75935. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com. 

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Mr. Floyd O. Osby


 

Funeral service for Mr. Floyd O. Osby (65) of Center, Texas will be Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11:00am at Triumph The Church and Kingdom of God in Christ(908 Daniels Street, Center, Texas).  Mr. Floyd Osby died at local emergency room on Friday, July 28, 2017.   Pastor, Rayford Caraway will be officiating.   
 
Floyd is survived by:
 
Sister:  Dorothy Bonaparte of Center, Texas 
 
Nephews:  Christopher Bonaparte, Mervin (Loraine) Osby, Tracey (Jessica) Osby, Kenyatta (Brittany) Osby, and Patrick Osby 
 
Nieces:  Sonya (Valton) Harris and Tomeka (Ken) Moody  
 
Visitation:   Thursday, August 3, 2017, from the hours of 10:00am to 11:00am just before the services. 
             
Committal:  Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas
 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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Pam Pettigrew


Funeral service for Pam Pettigrew (40) of Center, Texas will be Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 2:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935).  Mrs. Pettigrew died at local emergency room on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.    Rev. L. Tatum will be officiating.  
 
Pam is survived by:
 
Grandmother:  Gloria Lee Pettigrew of Center, Texas 
 
Son: DeShon Pettigrew of Center, Texas 
Godson:  Reggie Daniels II of Center, Texas 
 
Brothers:  Jasper Pettigrew of Center, Texas; Ala Cartwright of Center, Texas; James Cartwright of Nacogdoches; and Willie Earl (Nenita) Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas 
 
Sisters:  Alice Cartwright; Loretta (Charlvin) Doty; Linda Cartwright, and Peggy Cartwright all of Jacksonville, Texas 
 
Special Friend:  Deborah Daniels 
 
Visitation:   Monday, July 31, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Hicks Chapel
             
Committal:  Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas
 
Repass:  Bright Morning Star Baptist Church 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 

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John Thomas Gault


 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church, 1100 Lee Avenue, in Lafayette for John Thomas Gault, 77, who passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Lafayette.
 
Visitation will be observed Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 am until the time of service.
 
Reverend Dr. Steve Horn, Pastor and Brother Luther Burney, Assistant to the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Lafayette, will officiate.
 
John was born February 24, 1940 in Center, Texas and was a long-time resident of Acadiana. He graduated from Center High School in 1958 in Center, Texas. A proud veteran, John served in the United States Coast Guard.  He worked as a welding engineer serving the oilfield. John was a member of the American Welding Society for 50 plus years and served as Chairman in the Lafayette, Beaumont and Houston, Texas chapters.  He had two patents on welding procedures and authored the book, Major Welding Processes and Gases.
 
John was a member of Park Place Masonic Lodge #106 and the Arabia Shrine Club, both in Houston. He played in the Shrine band unit. He was an avid golfer and square dancer. He loved all kinds of music and dancing.  Most of all, John loved spending time with his family and friends.
 
John is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Judy Gault of Lafayette; his children, Kathy Miguez, Kimberly Blackburn, Tommy Ginn, Amy Abbott, Darin Fountain, and John Robert Gault; one sister, Meg Albertelli; eight grandchildren, Krystal, Zachary, Karsyn, Georgia, Katom, Kelsilynn, Aubrey and Beckett and numerous dear nieces, nephews and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Payne and Edith Mary Lacy Gault.
 
The family wishes to thank the staffs at Lafayette General Medical Centers, main campus and southwest location, Magnolia Nursing Home and the Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital, all in Lafayette. The family also wishes to extend special thanks to members of First Baptist Church in Lafayette, family and friends.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in John's name to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202, 1-800-342-2383, www.donations.diabetes.org.
 
Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.
 
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora Street, 337-981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Jimmie Joyce Winn Brock


 

 
Sadler Funeral Home of Nacogdoches would like to announce services for 94 year old Mrs. Jimmie Joyce Winn Brock of Center.  She passed away on Thursday Night in Nacogdcohes funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 am on loop 500 at the Church of Christ in Center.  Bro. Lavel Tukes will be officiating.  The Lay-In-State will be from 9 am - 10 am Saturday Morning at the church.  Interment will follow at the West view Cemetery in Center, TX.
 
 
 
 

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Ms. Lena Mae Jones


 

Ms. Lena Mae Jones 65 of Center Passed away Saturday evening at CHI St. Luke in Lufkin.  Services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. on Loop 500 Church of Christ in Center, TX.  Interment will follow at the Westview Cemetery in Center,TX.  Minister Lavel Tuke Sr. will be officiating.  She is survived by:
 
Husband Larry Jones
 
2 Sons Anthony (Ashely) Jones, Marcus Smith
 
7 Grandchildren
 
1 Sister Eula (James) Harris
 
3 Brothers Charles (Eunice) Williams, Fate (Nita) Williams, James Williams
 

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Barbara Adams Miller


 

Barbara Adams Miller, 75, of Center, Texas, passed away on July 25, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born in Center on January 7, 1942 to John Marlin Adams and Johnnie Frances Crocker Adams. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas, 75284-1125 or visit https://donatenow.heart.org/
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com.
 
 

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Doris Nation


 

Doris Nation, 88, of Greenwood, Louisiana, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Darrell Dean officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Ms. Nation was born June 22, 1929, in Joaquin, to Willie B. Mitchell and Bertha Greene Blankenship Mitchell.  She enjoyed reading and quilting.  Ms. Nation was a member of Providence Road Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Enid Nation of Springfield, Missouri
Ed Nation of Shreveport, Louisiana
Rebbie Burnitt and husband, George, of Indian Trail, North Carolina
Reta Keeny and husband, David, of Greenwood, Louisiana
 
Grandchildren:
Michael Nation and wife, Tasha, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Patricia Nation and Cain Hughes of Shreveport, Louisiana
Cynthia Daugherty and husband, Wes, of Charlotte, North Carolina
Amy Hardwick and husband, Derrick, of Alexandria, Louisiana
Josh Keeny and wife, Brittany, of Buffalo, Missouri
Chris Keeny and wife, Vallie, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Amber Keeny of Greenwood, Louisiana
 
8 Great Grandchildren
 
Sister: Marian Riley of Center, Texas
 
Brother: Curtis Mitchell and wife, Marie, of Orange, Texas
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Ernest Nation
Parents: Willie B. Mitchell and Bertha Greene Blankenship Mitchell
Brother: Billy Mitchell
Brother-in-law: Harlon Riley
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Elzie "Ray" Barlow


 

Elzie “Ray” Barlow, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Central Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Barlow was born September 6, 1931, in Shelby County, to Guy Barlow and Minnie Lovell Barlow.  He was an avid sportsman who loved gardening and spending time with his family.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 60 years: Marvlet Barlow of Center
 
Daughters:
Cheryl Denney and husband, Jerry, of Citronelle, Alabama
Jo Anne Russell and husband, Larry, of Huntington, Texas
Connie Mora and late husband, Gregg, of Lufkin, Texas
Kathleen Grayson and husband, Johnny, of Center, Texas
 
Granddaughters:
Jill Rushing and husband, Dennis, of Glendale, Arizona
Jenny Covington and husband, Richard, of Chunchula, Alabama
Kimberly Lambeth and husband, Bartley, of Citronelle, Alabama
Heather Russell of Lufkin, Texas
Katherine Grayson and Gregg Baker of Center, Texas
 
Grandson: Chris Mora and Lori Lavano of Lufkin, Texas
 
Great Granddaughter: Megan Rushing of Glendale, Arizona
 
Great Grandsons:
Ryan Rushing of Glendale, Arizona
Ray Lambeth of Citronelle, Alabama
Jacob Lambeth of Citronelle, Alabama
Joshua Lambeth of Citronelle, Alabama
Brylan Chase of Lufkin, Texas
Mason Baker of Center, Texas
 
Sisters:
Neita Brockman of Texas
Gloria Watlington of South Carolina
 
Brother: Joe Barlow and wife, Jerrie, of Center, Texas
 
Brother-in-law: Ben Galloway and wife, Jodi, of San Augustine
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Guy Barlow and Minnie Lovell Barlow
Sisters: Sarah Hite, Alice Langford
Brothers: Tony Lovell, Franklin Barlow, Allen Barlow
 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Gwendolyn Billingsley


 

Gwendolyn Billingsley, 79, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on July 19, 2017 in Timpson. She was born in Timpson on August 9, 1937 to Norman Howell Hudson and Minnie Lee Courtney Hudson. Funeral service for Gwen will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, Texas. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel.
 
 

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Dorthy Lee Mullins


 

Dorthy Lee Mullins, 92, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on July 18, 2017 in Garrison, Texas. She was born on May 4, 1925 to William Horace and Ludie Bass Magness in the Weaver Community. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. 
 
Dorothy moved to Clute, Texas as a teen and later met V.E. “Short” Mullins. In July of 1940, the two were married and then became the proud parents to three children. They lived in Clute until 1970 when they moved back to Timpson, Texas. Dorothy was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She also spent much of her quiet time studying God’s word. She was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church from 1970 until her passing. 
 
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Vernon Mullins and wife, Jane, and Paul Mullins and wife, Paula; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren; and brother, Billy Magness and wife, Mary.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, V.E. Mullins; parents, W.H. and Ludie Magness; daughter, Joyce Shrum; and sisters, Betty Jo Hardin and Doris Gibbs.

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James "Jim" Jackson


 

James “Jim” Jackson, 71, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Tyler.
 
Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Jackson was born July 8, 1946, in Nacogdoches, to Johny Jackson and Macie Irene Jackson.  He loved going to flea markets and walking over his property with his dog, Buddy.  His hobbies included collecting antiques and cooking for his family. He was a member of Center Christian Fellowship.
 
He is survived by:
Wife: Sue Jackson
 
Daughter: Pam Alford and husband, Noble
 
Son: Jeff Bridwell and wife, Cindy
 
Grandchildren:
Cherry Bennett and husband, Brandon
Michelle Wilburn and husband, Daron
Justin Bridwell and special friend, Brianna Ward
 
Great Grandchildren:
Dustin Bennett
Autumn Bennett
 
Mother: Macie Irene Jackson
 
Sister: Polly Mintor and husband, Melburn
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Johny Jackson
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Alice Louise Vaughn


 

Alice Louise Vaughn, 70, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Charles Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
 
Mrs. Vaughn was born June 15, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, to William Fleer and Auvis Maudelle McCleroy Fleer.  She loved to get together with her family to shell peas.  Mrs. Vaughn especially loved her grandchildren.  She was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. 
 
She is survived by
Husband: Thurman Vaughn of Timpson
 
Father of her children: Doug Dolan of Huxley
 
Sons:
Andrew Dolan and wife, Lindy, of Whitehouse
Brandon Dolan of Huxley
 
Grandchildren:
Seth Dolan
Kinsey Dolan
Rhett Dolan
Kailey Dolan
Allison Dolan
Cole Dolan
 
Brother: Steve Fleer of Olympia, Washington
 
Step Sons:
Mark Vaughn and wife, Christine, of Milam
Chad Vaughn and wife, Angela, of Shelbyville
 
Step Grandchildren:
Samantha Vaughn
Travis Vaughn
Jacob Lamb
Lindsey Vaughn
Hannah Vaughn
Megan Vaughn
 
Step Great Grandchild: Oakley
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: William Fleer and Auvis Maudelle McCleroy Fleer
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: George and Nola Vaughn
Sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Dailey, Georgie Dailey
Brothers-in-law: Dexter Vaughn, Gerald Wilbert, Frank Lombardino
 
Pallbearers will be Jason Harvey, Matt Matthews, Seth Dolan, Charles Anderson, Chris Vaughn, Chad Vaughn, Lonnie Dailey and Greg Wilburn.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Green, Rhett Dolan, Jackie Vaughn, Tem Morrison, Billy Paddie, Thomas Harvey and Cole Dolan.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Verna Lou Moore Snider


 
Verna Lou Moore Snider was born on October 10, 1925 to William “Bill” Moore and Pearl Anderson Moore.  She was called home peacefully on July 15, 2017 after many years of failing health.
 
The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home to celebrate her life.  A graveside service will be held immediately following at New Hope Cemetery, where Mrs. Snider will be laid to rest.  Services will be led by Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Son Windham.
 
Pallbearers will be Matt Snider, Josh Snider, Aaron Liker, Jesse Liker, Jake Liker and Rusty Layton.
 
A loving Mother, homemaker, and Mammaw, but most importantly she was a child of God.  Verna Lou enjoyed preparing meals for her family in years past.  Her chicken and dressing during the holidays, Sunday roast, and sugar toast were the best.  Over the years when her health was kinder to her, she loved to work outdoors push mowing her yard and caring for her roses.  She also enjoyed watching “The Young and the Restless” and westerns on television.  Back in the day, she would stay up half the night doing word finds, reading books, or sewing quilt blocks together.  She thoroughly enjoyed listening to music of all genres, but she had a deep love for gospel music and ice cream.  Her favorite flower was a rose, and her favorite color was red.  Devoted mother, forgiving, head strong, and a caregiver were just a few of her attributes.  Anyone that knew her could admire her strength.
 
Mrs. Snider had an unwavering faith in God and she loved the Lord.  She had been a member of a local Baptist church for close to forty years.  She had rarely ever missed a service until her health forced her into being home bound.  Those close to her have fond memories of her marking each sermon in her Bible with a red pen, and singing alto in the choir.
 
Verna Lou was predeceased by many loved ones, including her husband of 50 years, Jessie J. Snider; sons, Jerry W. Snider and his wife Bobbie Baker Snider, James E. (Butch) Snider; son-in-law, Elmer Moore; great grandsons, Jarrod Paul Snider and Augustus Cade Belrose (whom she named “Little Buck”); sisters, Claudia Miller and husband Marshall, Maxine Douzat and husband, Eddie, Syble Jernigan and husband Earl, Jeanette Raimond, Dorothy Stuart; brothers, Waymon Moore and wife Helen, John “Son” Moore and wife Fronie, Allen Moore; several nieces and nephews.
 
Verna Lou is survived by her daughters, Norma Moore of Segno, Sandra Harvey and husband Mark of Montana.  Surviving sons include Billy Snider and wife, Debbie of Center, Travis Snider of Center, Gary Snider of Center.  She leaves behind one daughter-in-law, Vicky Snider; one sister-in-law, Gloria Moore of San Augustine.  She had seven children, seventeen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.  She was a very blessed woman and her entire family will never truly know how much they were loved.  Her idea of family included all those that loved and cared about her.
 
Verna made a decision in 1975 to take an early retirement from E.L. Bruce when her daughter-in-law, Bobbie, was diagnosed with cancer.  She chose to stay home and help care for her grandchildren, Chris and Pam.  Bobbie was called home later that year.  In 1979, tragedy struck again when her son Jerry lost his life in a horrific automobile accident.  Verna raised Chris and Pam fully as her own from that moment forward and would not have it any other way.  She was proud of them both and loved them dearly.  She fulfilled a promise made to their Mother to always take them to church.  Every time the doors were open, they were in the house of the Lord, later resulting in them surrendering their hearts to God and they were saved.  Mrs. Snider leaves behind her two cherished and loved children that she called her own; son, Chris Snider of Center; daughter, Pam Hall and Shawn of Timpson.  The foundation of hard work, determination, perseverance and love for the Lord are just a few of the characteristics she passed on to them.
 
Many nurses and care givers have graced her home through the years, most of which she truly adored.  They family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Affinity Hospice, Holiday Nursing Home, A Pineywoods Home Health, Dr. Pokala, and all of the local physicians for their care.  The family thanks you for your loving support and prayers through this journey.  Mrs. Snider made a lot of good friends.  Let us not forget to mention her great niece, Sarah Lloyd, and Brenda Hebert who provided loving assistance with their care through Affinity Hospice.  The family gives her their greatest gratitude.  The H.B. Bounds family was her neighbors for over 50 years, and that friendship will forever be cherished as well.
 
The family especially wants to thank all those that made the effort to come and pray with Mrs. Snider throughout the years; especially Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Son Windham.  It was a tremendous blessing that can never be repaid.
 
Watson & Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements; the family thanks them for the kindness they have shown.
 
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Geraldine "Gerry" Powdrill


 

Geraldine (Gerry) Powdrill, 78, of Timpson, Texas passed away on July 12, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born October  8, 1938, Gerry is the daugher of the late Stephen Elliot Lovelady and Lessie (Hughes) Lovelady Shepherd.  Visitation will be held Monday July 17, 2017 starting at 12:30PM at Corinth Missionary Baptist  Church, FM 1970N, Timpson, Texas with the Funeral Service to begin at 2PM with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in Powdrill Cemetery, Center, Texas.
 
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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Pearline Clay


 

Pearlie Clay, 80, of Center, Texas passed away on July 12, 2017 in Center. She was born on September 9. 1936 in the Waterman Community to Grover Clay and Monnie Mae Helton Clay. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Waterman Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Louisa Ingram Jenkins


 

Louisa Ingram Jenkins, 91, of Tenaha, TX, passed away on Friday afternoon, July 7, 2017, at her home in Tenaha. She was born on Aug. 21, 1925, in San Augustine County to the late James Ingram and Rosia Dupree. Mrs. Jenkins attended San Augustine Schools growing up and later attended college. She married Clifford F. Jenkins on July 8, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2006. Mrs. Jenkins worked in the San Francisco Bay area as an occupational and private nurse for many years. She moved back to Tenaha over 40 years ago from Pacifica, CA. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson. She was preceded in death by daughters, Legatha Demings and Mary Moore; sons, Clifford, Alvin, and Danny Jenkins; and sister, Rosie Jane Blount.
 
Survivors include sons, Rochester Jenkins and wife Gladys Jo of Tenaha, Calvin Jenkins and wife Dorenia of Freemont, CA, and Willis Grace; daughters, Rosie Drake and husband Roy of Tenaha, Vivian LaBlanc and husband Wayne of Murrieta, CA, and Barbara Sanchez of Tenaha; sister Mary Carter of Princeton, TX; numerous, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. 
 
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Smith Chapel Baptist Church, 919 CR 4707, Timpson, TX with Rev. Mario Osby officiating. Interment will follow in the Jenkins Memorial Cemetery (Bulison Ranch) 152 CR 4644, Tenaha, TX. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home in Carthage.
Serving as pallbearers are Mrs. Jenkins’ grandsons and flower girls will be her granddaughters.  
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.
 
 

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Oma Lee Kyles


 

Sister Oma Lee Kyles 100 of Center passed away last Monday eveing at the Pine Grove Nursing Home.  Services will be held this Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Elder Robert C. Gipson's.  Interment will follow at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, TX.  Elder Robert Gipson will be officiating. 
 
She is Survived by: 
 
2 Daughters Joyce Ann Bolton of Center, Billie Ruth Kyles of Silsbee 
 
1 Son Charles Henry Kyles of Silsbee
 
3 Grandchildren 
 
3 Great-Grandchildren
 
 

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Winifred "Windy" Whitlock


 

Winifred “Windy” Whitlock, 88, of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Little Rock, Arkansas.  
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.
 
Mr. Whitlock was born January 26, 1929, in the Neuville Community of Shelby County, to Richard Calvin Whitlock and Mary Dee Bailey Whitlock.  He was a member of both the Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star for over sixty-five years.  He was of the Christian faith.
 
He is survived by:
 
Sons:
George A. Whitlock and wife, Joan, of Little Rock, Arkansas
David W. Whitlock of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Celeste Montoya of Silsbee
Jon Whitlock of Beaumont
Samantha Whitlock of Beaumont
Rusty Short and wife, Amanda, of Little Rock, Arkansas
 
Great Grandchildren:
Jayden Montoya
Lillian Montoya
Dominic Montoya
Caleb Short
Lauren Short
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Daphine Slatter Whitlock
Parents: Richard Calvin Whitlock and Mary Dee Bailey Whitlock
Sister: Ann Panhow
 
Pallbearers will be brother masons.  Honorary pallbearers will be Basil Slatter, Rondal Slatter, Buddy Slatter, James Welch, Kim Welch and Charles Ray Conway.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center, 1501 W. Division Street, Arlington, Texas 76012.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Bernice Evans Maxey


 

Mrs. Bernice Evans Maxey, age 95, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Maxey passed away on July 11, 2017 at Sabine County Hospital in Hemphill, Texas.  
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Monday July 17, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
Interment Roberts Cemetery
Rev. Clifford Davis, Officiating
 
Visitation 
 
Monday, July 17, 2017
8:30 a.m. until Service time
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Son: Weldon Maxey of San Augustine, Texas
 
Daughter: Sherry Maxey of San Augustine, Texas
 
2 Grandchildren 1 Great Grandchild
 
As wall as a host of other relatives and friends.
 

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George E. LaBoyteaux


 

George E. LaBoyteaux went home to be with The Lord on July 9, 2017. He passed away at his home in Sulphur Springs, Texas, surrounded by family who loved him. 
 
He was born on June 19, 1939, in New Castle, Indiana, to Mr. William and Myrtle LaBoyteaux. He was an ordained Minister and a well-loved member of The Lighthouse Church in Sulphur Springs.
 
Services to be held on July 13 with visitation from 12 noon until 1:30 and services following in the Chapel at Watson and Sons Funeral Home 1554 Hwy 7 East. Services officiated by Bro. Neal Cochran and Bro. Rudy Rodriguez. 
 
He is survived by: his wife, Joyce Ray LaBoyteaux, daughters Deborah and husband Wayne Posey, Charlotte and husband Kevin Parent, son, William LaBoyteaux and wife Carrie, step children, Wanda and husband James, Terrie and husband Ronnie, Eddie and wife Olga, Michael and wife Carrie, his brother Bill and wife Wanda LaBoyteaux, sisters Terrie, Dixie, Linda and Marie, numerous grand and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. 
 
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children Mrs. Thelma LaBoyteaux, parents William and Myrtle, sister, Pat LaBoyteaux and two great-grandsons, Luke and Logan Morris. 
 
Pallbearers are Wayne Posey, Daemeon Gerald, Jonathon Morris, Michael Kolbe, Sam Kolbe, Brack Davidson and Clint Sanchez. 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Patricia Ann Lampley


 

Patricia Ann Lampley, 66, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Tenaha.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery.
 
Mrs. Lampley was born August 13, 1950, in Noble, Louisiana, to Joe McDonald and Ruby Woolsey McDonald.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir.  
 
 
 
 
She is survived by:
Husband: Larry Herbert Lampley of Tenaha
 
Children:
Sandra Lynn Runnels and husband, Toby, of Shelbyville
Larry Paul Lampley and wife, Cheyenne, of Tenaha
Mandy Marie Fox and husband, Stacey, of Tenaha
 
Grandchildren:
Cody Lampley and wife, Lacey
Sarah Hodge and husband, Johnnie
Destinee Harrison and husband, Mikey
Haven Wall and wife, Marissa
Alexx Bynum and husband, Dalton
Molly Runnels
Daphne Runnels
Zack Runnels
Lucas Fox
Bailey Lampley
Trevor Lampley
Devon Lampley
Wesley Fox
Kristin Lampley
Malarry Lampley
 
Great Grandchildren:
Kinley Jane Lampley
Brooklyn Cheyenne Bynum
 
Mother: Ruby McDonald of Noble, Louisiana
 
Brothers:
Calvin McDonald and wife, Tammy, of Marshall
Doug McDonald and wife, Sandra, of Tenaha
David McDonald and wife, Pat, of Tenaha
Jimmy McDonald and wife, Felicia, of Zwolle, Louisiana
 
Sister-in-law: Pam Gray and husband, John
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Joe McDonald
Brothers: Joseph McDonald, Alvin McDonald
Sisters-in-law: Mary McDonald, Bobbie Ann Murrill
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Herbert and Beatrice Lampley
Nieces: Wendy McDonald, Donna Peace
Nephew: Don Hataway
Infant Nephew: Nathan McDonald
 
Pallbearers will be Jason McDonald, Wade McDonald, Matt Hataway, Clint Merchant, Jeffrey Ebarb, Damian McDonald and Danny McDonald.  Honorary pallbearers will be C.J. McDonald, Jed McDonald, Toby Runnels, Stacey Fox and Dylan Barbee.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mrs. Lampley’s name to Ramah Missionary Baptist Church, 131 CR 4475, Tenaha, Texas 75974 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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James Ray Trent


 

James Ray Trent, 65, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at Spanns Chapel Cemetery in Center with Maxie Eaves officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 
 
Mr. Trent was born December 12, 1951, in Altus, Oklahoma, to James Henry Trent and LaMerle Spann Trent.  He was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
Sisters:
Jane Trent of Center
Judy Fenton and husband, Bill, of Center
 
Nieces and Nephews:
Kasi Trent of Center
Brian Fenton of Center
Kevin Fenton of Center
Amanda Trent of Center
Stefani Trent of Center
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: James Henry Trent and LaMerle Spann Trent
Brother: Johnny Trent
Sister: Angela Trent
 
Pallbearers will be Ricky Sims, Jimmy Deal, Ronnie Gragg, Mark Tidwell, James Luman and Jacob Kay.
 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Evelyn Green


 

Evelyn Green, 68, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at her residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Green was born August 21, 1948, in Joaquin, to Eiland Jones and Bennie Estella Reynolds Jones.  She loved making flower arrangements, baking cakes and spending time with her family.
 
She is survived by
Husband of 48 years: Huey Green of Center
 
Children:
Herman Snider and wife, Melissa, of Tyler
Dewayne Green and wife, Lynda, of Meridian, Mississippi
 
Grandchildren:
Chris Snider
Christina Snider
Casey Snider
David Young
Krystal Pruitt
Jennifer Bennett
 
14 Great Grandchildren and one on the way
 
Brothers:
Larry Dale Jones
Larry Eugene Jones
Donald Wayne Jones
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Eiland Jones and Bennie Estella Reynolds Jones
Sisters: Sue Pilgrim, Mary Lathi
Brother: James Jones
 
Pallbearers will be Larry Jones, Richard Pilgrim, Raymond Odom, James Seekford, Danny Riddell and Billy Riddell.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Charles A Hightower


 

Mr. Charles A Hightower 77 of Center passed away las Wednesday at Hospice in the Pine in Lukfin. Visitation will be held on Saturday Morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Triumph Church in Center. Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church and interment will follow at the Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville.
 
Elder Norris Cloudy will be officiating.
 
He is survived by:
 
2 Sons: Clifford Brown and Charles Ray Hightower
 
3 Daughters: Zora Mae Hightower, Debra Ann Hightower, Mary D. Hightower
 
15 Grandchildren
 
20 Great Grandchildren
 

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Victoria Ann Parker


 
NAME:    MISS VICTORIA ANN PARKER              AGE:    18 
 
ADDRESS:    BROADDUS, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    07/05/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   11/18/1998, HUMBLE, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;  MONDAY, 07/10/2017, 1:00 P.M.   
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, BROADDUS, TEXAS 
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  SUNDAY, 07/09/2017, 5-8 P.M.   
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, BROADDUS, TEXAS 
  
OFFICIATING:   BRO. DON LOFTON,  BRO. JEFF LITTLE  
 
BURIAL:   DICKERSON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS    
 
FATHER:  RODNEY PARKER                MOTHER:    CRYSTAL NICHOLS     
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:   BAPTIST    
 
SURVIVED BY:     
MOTHER:  CRYSTAL DIANE NICHOLS OF BROADDUS
FATHER:  RODNEY PARKER OF HUMBLE, TEXAS
SIBLINGS:  RODNEY DELL PARKER JR.; OLIVIA PARKER; JOSEPH PARKER; BEAU PARKER
ADOPTED SISTER:  CARRIE OGDEN
GRANDMOTHER:  VICKY NICHOLS OF BROADDUS
GRANDPARENTS:  ROGER & SHERYL PARKER OF HUMBLE
AUNTS & UNCLES:  JAYSON & SHELBY ELDER; ROGER PARKER JR.; BRANDON REYNOLDS;
      TRACI & DOUG STRUCKMEYER; LANETTE & JASON GONZALES
NUMEROUS OTHER RELATIVES AND MANY FRIENDS
 
 
Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of 
WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311
FAX # 936-275-0034
 

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Johnnie Mildred Lout Hutto


 

 
Johnnie Mildred Lout Hutto, 88, of Waskom, Texas passed away on July 3, 2017 in Carthage, Texas. She was born on May 24, 1929 in Center, Texas to Lee Lout and Leona Fleming Lout. Funeral services for Mrs. Hutto will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Blakely officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
What is a “Legacy”? We all will leave a legacy when we leave this earth, but Johnnie Hutto will leave many legacies because she was a servant of God and a strong pastor’s wife in a supporting role, never wavering from the task or path that God had ordained her to follow. She will leave her footprints on so many hearts, but her most prominent legacy will be her love for Southern Gospel Music, which she shared to the masses.
 
Johnnie learned to play the piano as a little girl sitting on her daddy’s lap while he worked the pedals for her and showed her the keys. She became self-taught as she rose to the top of the peak of pianists in Southern Gospel music. Quite simply, she was one of the best to sit at the ivories. There are many singers out there today because Johnnie practiced with them for hours to help them blend their voices and music.
 
Johnnie Hutto answered the call of God to be a servant. She served to God’s approval and always put others before herself. She has left that frail human body in exchange for a Heavenly Body. She has no pain. She is already gathering all the gospel singers who have gone on to Heaven, and she is assembling a Heavenly Choir that will soon be standing at the Portals of Glory singing the most beautiful songs ever heard as God calls His Children to come Home. We will see Johnnie Hutto at the piano directing the choir as we enter into the Pearly Gates. 
 
Johnnie is survived by her beloved husband, Jake Hutto of Carthage, Texas; children, Larry Hutto of Georgetown, Texas, and Randy and Lynn Stone of DeBerry, Texas; grandchildren, Brent Hutto and wife, Julie of Mineola, Texas, Troy Hutto and wife, Alice of Columbus, Ohio, Cynthia McCarroll and husband, Brian of Tipp City, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Justin McCarroll, Bradley McCarroll, Zachary McCarroll, and Corey Hutto; sisters, Jean Lout Jackson of Benton, Louisiana and Tommie Lout Rohrer and husband, Jim of Sacramento, California. 
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Leona Lout, brothers and sisters, Maurice Lout, P.L. Lout, James Lout, Laverne Lout Smith, Willie Ruth “Bill” Rouvaldt, Birdie Crocker, and Walter Lout Wilburn and Lucille Lout.
 
Pallbearers for Mrs. Hutto’s service will be Lee O. Savage, Randy Stone, Luther Conway, Ed Tweedie, Roger Reneau, and Carlin Caldwell.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com
 

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James Greer


 

 

James K. Greer, 66, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Houston.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman and Bro. Josh Sanford officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
 
Mr. Greer was born November 16, 1950, in Nacogdoches, to Thomas Bill Greer and Bettye Smith Greer. Mr. Greer was a 1969 graduate of Diboll High School.  He received both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Texas A&M University. After 26 years of serving as a County Extension Agent for Agriculture & 4-H, he retired from the Texas Cooperative Extension Service in 2003.  He continued his passion for serving youth and the agriculture community in Shelby County after retirement.  He became a popular local radio personality with his daily program on KDET in Center called Agriculture This Morning.    He served as deacon at First Baptist Church in Center, taught the 7th and 8th grade boys Sunday School class and was a devoted supporter of the youth programs at the church for over 20 years, leading many youth to Christ through those years.  An avid Aggie, he and his family attended Texas A&M Football games every season for 40 years.  He officiated high school football for 20 years with the East Texas Chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials.  In recent years, he served as Life Coach for the Center ISD athletic program.  He was elected to serve on the Center ISD School Board in 2014 and served as President since elected.  He served as a board member for both the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the Shelby County Farm Bureau for many years.  He often judged poultry shows across East Texas and was very involved with the East Texas Poultry Festival show and sale.  As a 3rd generation cattleman, he operated Greer Charolais with his family, marketing Charolais bulls to commercial cattlemen and traveling throughout Texas and the nation showing Charolais cattle.  In all of his endeavors, he demonstrated his love of God, family, youth and cattle.
 
 
He is survived by
Wife: Becky Greer of Center
 
Children:
Collin Greer and wife, Courtney, of Shelbyville
Kristen Clark and husband, Greg, of Rio Vista
 
Grandchildren: 
Carter Greer of Shelbyville
Camille Greer of Shelbyville
 
Mother: Bettye Greer of Diboll
 
Sister: Jean McCollum and husband, Michael, of Naples, Florida
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Thomas Bill Greer
 
Pallbearers will be John Henry Holloway, Jason Locke, John Michael Burns, Terry Scull, Bryan Wages and David Koonce.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to James Greer Youth Ministry Memorial, First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935 or James and Becky Greer Scholarship, Center Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 152, Center, Texas 75935.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Hubbard Sam "Bo" Porter


 

Hubbard Sam “Bo” Porter, 77, of Broaddus, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Broaddus.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Military honors graveside service will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center under the direction of VFW Post 8904.
 
Mr. Porter was born May 1, 1940, in Center, to Hubbard Sam Porter Sr. and Roxie Jackson Porter.  He proudly and honorably served in the United States Marine Corps for twenty years, doing two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired as head maintenance from Texas A & M and also worked for Southern Pacific Railroad.  Above all, his proudest accomplishment was being a husband, dad, pawpaw and olpaw.  He loved everyone and was dearly loved.
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Bambi Bailey of Broaddus
 
Grandchildren:
Scott Bailey and wife, Tina
Derik Lanicek and wife, Brittany
Rusty Lanicek and wife, Laila
James Bailey and wife, Charnea
Josh Bailey and wife, Megan
Samantha Cardenas and husband, Estefano
 
21 Great Grandchildren
 
Sister: Cossette Martin
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Edna Porter
Trish Jowell and husband, Kent
Nancy Hill
Deanie Johnson and husband, Gary
 
Brother-in-law: 
Robert Woodall and wife, Barbara
Ken Buchanan
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Sandra Porter
Son: Darryl Porter
Son-in-law: Tommy Bailey
Great Granddaughter: Hailey Kitsmiller
Parents: Hubbard Sam Porter Sr. and Roxie Jackson Porter
Brother: Bobby Porter
Sisters: Gwen Murray, Margie Barber, Opal Adkinson, Jackie Sanford
 
Pallbearers will be Scott Bailey, Derik Lanicek, James Bailey, Josh Bailey, Estefano Cardenas and Kent Jowell.  Honorary pallbearer will be Rusty Lanicek.
 
Thanks and God Bless for all of the prayers and blessings.  We love y’all.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Eric Q. Thomas


 

Funeral service for Mr. Eric Q. Thomas, (54) of Amarillo, Texas will be Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00pm at Triumph The Church & Kingdom of God in Christ (921 Daniels St. Center, Texas 75935).  Mr. Eric Q. Thomas is a 1981 Center High School graduate.  Mr.  Thomas departed his life in Amarillo, Texas on June 22, 2017.  Elder, Joe B. Mitchell will be officiating. 
 
Mr. Thomas is survived by:
 
Siblings:  Evelyn Cooper of Tyler, Texas; Dr. Clyde Thomas of Tyler, Texas via Omaha, NE; Geraldine Steel of Center, Texas; Deloris Stripling (Verlon) of San Augustine, Texas; Shirley Johnson of Carthage, Texas; William Thomas, Sr. (Maria) of Tyler, Texas; Sarah Coats of Tyler, Texas; Joyce Michelle (Joe) of Garland, Texas; David Thomas (Andrea) of Dallas, Texas; and Emma Byrd of LaPlace, Louisiana. 
 
Visitation:  Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, July 7, 2017. 
 
             
Committal:  West View Cemetery, Center, Texas
 
Repass:  Triumph The Church & Kingdom of God in Christ in Center, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 

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Bettie Jean Cogswell


 

 
Bettie Jean Cogswell, 82, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Mike Stowell officiating.
 
Ms. Cogswell was born December 18, 1934, in Conroe, to H.O. Busby and Ruby Lera Lowe Busby.  She loved reading, gardening, shopping, sewing and playing solitaire.  She was of the Catholic faith.
 
She is survived by
Sons:
Michael Cogswell of Keithville, Louisiana
Ricky Cogswell of the Sardis Community of Shelby County
 
Grandchildren:
Nicole Hamner and husband, Matthew, of Chireno
Misti Lynn Hogue of Center
Andrew Michael Cogswell of California
 
Great Grandchildren:
Tassie Hamner
Tatum Smith
Troy Hamner
Talleen Hamner
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Joyce Cogswell
Linda Lawler
 
Nephew: Robby Hill and wife, Wanda
 
Niece: Keela Cogswell Johnson and husband, Mike
 
Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Randy Cogswell
Parents: H.O. Busby and Ruby Lera Lowe Busby
Sister: Millie Hill
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Charles Ronald Townes


 

Charles Ronald Townes, 67, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on June 29, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on October 9, 1949 in Center, Texas to Emitt Dies Townes and Mary Lou Ivy Townes. A graveside service for Mr. Townes will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating.

 
 

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Dorothy Annette Mathews


 

Dorothy Annette Mathews, 77, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Murphree and Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mrs. Mathews was born September 7, 1939, in Avinger, to Boyd Starrett and Ruth Wilson Starrett.  She retired as a manager from Bealls after 20 years of service. Mrs. Mathews enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her dachshund, Shotzie.  She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Rodney Mathews and wife, Denise, of Center
Spencer Mathews and wife, Teresa, of Kountze
Nancy Smith and husband, Frank, of North Richland Hills
 
Grandchildren:
Matt Scales and wife, Sarah, of El Paso
Trey Scales and wife, Chelsey, of Amarillo
Lindsay Clark and husband, David, of Abilene
Amber Mathews of Center
Allen Mathews and wife, Anna, of Center
Kennedi Mathews of Kountze
Reagan Mathews of Kountze
 
Great Grandchildren:
Abbye
Hannah
Eva
Neil
Mckinley
Karsten
Zeah
Rylee
Brynlee
Kayden
Kamren
 
Sister: Maurice Clark and husband, Chester, of Terrell
 
Special Aunts:
Bobbie Simmons of Athens
Kathryn Taylor of Beaumont
 
Brothers-in-law:
Johnny Mathews and wife, Lorelei, of Huxley
Don Mathews of Sour Lake
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Elmer Mathews
Son: William “Bill” Mathews
Parents: Boyd Starrett and Ruth Wilson Jones
 
Pallbearers will be Matt Scales, Trey Scales, Allen Mathews, David Clark Jr., Stephen Ewing, Billy Mac Wilson and Steve Cockrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Joaquin Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary.
 
A special thanks to the staff and friends of Lakeside Assisted Living for their special love and care.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Jackson Missionary Baptist Church, Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Lakeside Assisted Living.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Paul W. Harvey


 

Paul W. Harvey, 77, of The Grapevine Community of San Augustine, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Hemphill.
 
Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Little Flock Cemetery in San Augustine County with Bro. Don Moore officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Harvey was born June 27, 1940, in Hemphill, to Columbia Harvey and Lennie Morris Harvey.  He was a member of Bronson Masonic Lodge #893, Sharon Shrine in Tyler and Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church.
 
 
 
 
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Sandy Sparks and husband, Shad, of Shelbyville
 
Grandchildren:
Caleigh Sparks of Shelbyville
Cayden Sparks of Shelbyville
 
Aunt: Verlene Cartwright of San Augustine
 
Special Cousin: Billie Sue Ziegler Bass of Hemphill
 
Numerous cousins and other relatives
 

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James Lowell Bogue


 

 
James Lowell Bogue, 84, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Timpson, Texas. He was born on June 14, 1933 in Timpson, Texas to Joseph Alexander and Ollie (Stilley) Bogue. Funeral services for Mr. Bogue will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas with Bro. William Dee Daniel and Bro. Richard Jones officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. 
 
James was born and raised in Timpson, Texas.  He graduated from Timpson High School in 1950 at the age of 16.  Mr. Bogue pursued his love for football and attended Panola College on a football scholarship before transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University to pursue his football career along with obtaining a Master’s in Education.  James married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Ann Young, in 1951.   He and Barbara had three wonderful children.  James spent over 40 years in Education serving as a Coach, Principal, and Superintendent at multiple school districts, including, Woodsboro, Central Heights, Garrison, and Timpson before retiring.  After retirement, he continued to serve many Districts around the surrounding areas.  Mr. Bogue enjoyed all outdoor activities.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing dominoes, and spending time with his family.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  James loved the Lord and loved people, especially his family.  He was a member of the Lions Club, served on the Timpson Genealogical Library, and served as the City of Timpson Judge for many years.  James continued to serve the Lord, his church, and his community until his final days.  James was a member of First Baptist Church Timpson, a deacon, and held numerous positions throughout the years in his church.
 
James was surrounded by a family filled with love. He is survived by his faithful wife of 66 years, Barbara; daughters, Becky Talk and husband Bill, Diane Marshall and husband Ray; son, Dr. Donald Bogue and wife Lauralee; sisters, Bette Bunger and Brenda Beasley and husband Felton; grandchildren, Lauren Talk, Melissa Harrington and husband Mike, Evan Talk and wife Joanna, Matt Marshall, Nathan Marshall, Jessica Leavins and husband Chis, Angela Bogue, James Bogue; great grandchildren, Aubrey and Natalie Harrington, Abilene, Boaz, Sabine, and Fisher Marshall, Ryland, Wyatt, and Haven Leavins, and Presley Aguilar; and numerous friends and family members that will miss him dearly.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents.  The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas.

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Brandi Mills


 

Brandi Mills, 30, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Galveston.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Brandi was born September 10, 1986, in Nacogdoches, to Bubba Lewis and Celeste Mills Lewis.  She was a dedicated mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.  Brandi was a CNA at Holiday Nursing Home.  She loved her patients and coworkers.  Brandi loved spending time with her kids, family and friends.  She loved to read, play softball, play cards and shop.  Brandi made a profession of faith, accepting God as her Savior, when she was twelve years old at First Baptist Church of Haslam.  She believed in the power of prayer to give her strength during her fight.  Her favorite verse was Isaiah 41:10, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of righteousness.”
 
She is survived by
Children:
Hunter Harris of Joaquin
Henley Harris of Joaquin
 
Parents: Bubba and Celeste Lewis of Joaquin
 
Sister: Amanda Kirby and husband, Rick, of Joaquin
 
Brother: Justin Lewis and wife, Jennifer, of Joaquin
 
Grandparents: Thad and Lenora Mills of Gary
 
Aunts:
Sheri Lewis of Joaquin
Deidra Swift of Evadale
 
Uncle: Timothy Mills and wife, Stephanie, of DeBerry
 
Niece: Paisley Kirby of Joaquin
 
Soon to be Nephew: Elliot Lewis of Joaquin
 
Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Grandfather: Harold Lewis Sr.
Grandmother: Sandra Ross
Aunt: Candy Cox
Uncle: Jerry Lewis
 
Pallbearers will be Phil Jones, Bo Posey, T.J. Swift, Jody Warren, Taylor Mills, Shawn Murray, Robert Floyd and Josh Swift.  Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Adair, Randy Woodcox and Gary Simpson.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Dick Ezra Parker


 

Dick Ezra Parker, 99, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at his residence
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Matt Cecil officiating.  Military honors graveside service will follow at Old Union Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of VFW Post 8904.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Parker was born April 30, 1918, in Tenaha, to J. T. Ford Parker and Bessie Bogard Parker.  He served in the United States Army.  Mr. Parker enjoyed quail hunting and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was an excellent story teller.  Mr. Parker was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.  He was a lifetime cattleman and enjoyed spending time on his farm.
 
He is survived by
Sons:
Mike Parker and wife, Pam, of The Woodlands
Bob Parker of Tenaha
Clay Parker and wife, Linda, of Carthage
 
Grandchildren:
Kate Novian 
Stephen Parker
Richard Parker
Brandy Abernathy
Connie David
Brittany Parker
 
8 Great Grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Mary Parker
Parents: J. T. Ford Parker and Bessie Bogard Parker
Brothers: Forrest Parker, J.T. Parker, Ben Parker, Ford Parker Jr., Harry Parker
Sisters: Edith, Ethel, Derrell, Mary Lee, Ruth, Frances, Charlyce
 
Pallbearers will be Mitch Menefee, Joe Lynn Williams, Brack Harrison, Richard Parker, Dustin Abernathy and Dalton Parker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Browning, Roland Cross, Charles Hooker, John Griffin, Guy Griffin and Wade David.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Dicie Louise McGown


Dicie Louise McGown, 83, of Center, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson, Bro. Barry Rankin and Bro. Todd Jenkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. McGown was born March 13, 1934, in San Augustine, to William Lawrence McNeil and Gladys Poindexter McNeil.  She was a member of Woden Pentecostal Church.  
 
She is survived by:
 
Son: Buddy McGown and wife, Sherryl
 
Daughters:
Connie Belrose and husband, Lonnie
Anita Mauldin and husband, J.W.
Kay Hass and husband, Tim
 
11 Grandchildren
 
24 Great Grandchildren
 
5 Great Great Grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Drew McGown
Parents: William Lawrence McNeil and Gladys Poindexter McNeil
Sister: Carmel Daisy Murray, Grace Greer, Jimmie Lawrence
Brothers: Marcus McNeil, Arnold McNeil
 
Pallbearers will be Steve Lawrence, Brent Greer, Seborn Greer, Clinton Layton, Ronnie Belrose, Donnie Belrose, Randy Wise and Billy Wise.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Tiffany Luman


 

Tiffany Luman, 48, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her residence.
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Miss Luman was born February 12, 1969, in Center, to Royce Lavon Luman and Dorothy Nell Graves Luman.
 
She is survived by loving friends and family.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Vicki Lynn Thomas


 

 
Vicki Lynn Thomas, 70, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Cedar Yard Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Ms. Thomas was born November 14, 1946, in Center, to Levi Arvin Williford and Lois Marcelle Folsom. She enjoyed her farm, her garden and her grandchildren.  Ms. Thomas was of the Baptist faith.
 
She is survived by
Children: 
Julie Corder
Robert Michael Corder Jr. and wife, Lynette
 
Grandchildren: 
Macie Belrose
Lucas Jardon
Amanda Nicole Corder
April Renee Frick
Justin Tyler Corder
 
Mother: Lois Marcelle Folsom Chambliss and husband, Leo
 
Step Mother: Delcie Williford
 
Brothers and Sister:
Dianne Nutt
George Williford
Charles Williford
 
Numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Levi Arvin Williford
Half Brothers: Lewis Williford, Robert Williford
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Dennis Ray Gardner (Revised)


Mr Dennis Ray Gardner (56) of Houston, Texas, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at a local hospital in Houston, Texas.  A memorial service will be Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12 o'clock noon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  A funeral service will be Saturday, June 24, 2017 at All Peoples' Funeral Home at 12 o'clock noon in Houston, Texas.  Visitation will be at 11:00 am on Saturday at All Peoples' Funeral Home. 
 
Mr Gardner is survived by: 
 
Wife:  Erma Betts, Gardner of Houston, Texas 
 
Children:  Shametray Betts, Shilisa Betts, Elizabeth Gardner, & James Hurley III all of Houston 
 
Mother:  Betty Sanders (John) of Center, Texas 
 
Stepmother:  Emma Shirlene Brittian of Crockett, Texas 
 
Siblings:  Valerie Hudson (David) of Henderson, Texas; Sugarman Gardner (Debra) of Center, Texas; Atoshia "Shanek" Ayers of Center, Texas; David Brittian of Baltimore; Murray Brittian of Baltimore; and Elmira Pickrom (Carlos) of  Crockett, Texas 
 
Uncles:  Tom Gardner (Katy) of Shelbyville, Texas and Lucky Gardner (Wilda) of Center, Texas 
 
Internment:  Houston Memorial Gardens 2426 Cullen Blvd., Houston, Texas 77581
 
Repass:  6039 Sunrise Light Lane, Houston, Texas 77048
 

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Meliton Lira


 

Meliton Lira, age 51 of Center, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Jacksonville.
 
Services are pending at this time.
 
He was a member of Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai
 
Among his survivors include:
Wife, Maria Lira of Mexico
 
9 children:
Juan Lira & wife, Cristine
Alex Lira & wife, Anasilva
Ceasar Lira 
Yesenia Lira Gutierres & husband, Alejandro
Gerardo Lira
Maria Lira
Blanca Lira
Belinda Lira
Poloma Lira
 
14 Grandchidren
 
Brother, Antonio Lira
Numerous other relatives and friends
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
 

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Kenneth Sanders


 

Kenneth Sanders, age 82, lifelong resident of Center passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his residence in Center.
Services will be 3p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bennie Boles officiating. Private family graveside and burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center following the service. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service starting at 2 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
 
He was born December 2, 1934 in Center, Texas to parents, Herbert Loraine Sanders and Tennie “Dutch” ( Brookshire) Sanders. Kenneth graduated from Center High School and was a 1955 graduate of The University of Texas.  After graduating he worked at his father’s stamp store in Center for several years. He owned and operated Sander’s Food Store located on the South side of the  Center square for twenty years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert & Dutch Sanders and  his son, Kenneth Sanders, Jr.
 
He is survived by:
Wife of 61 years, Tharon (Nelson) Sanders of Center
 
Children:
Lisa Sanders Massey & husband, John H. Massey of Kerrville
Shari Sanders Smith of Colorado Springs, CO
Angela Sanders Howard & husband, Thomas of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Eric Massey & wife, Nancy
Kristen Massey
Ashlynn Smith & Anslee Smith
Wesley Howard & Emily Howard 
 
Sister:
Frances Lee Jones of Houston
 
 Nieces:
Cathy Murray, Elizabeth Broyles and Deanna Jackson
 
Special Cousins:
David Smelley & wife, Dorothy
Dr. Jim Smelley & wife, Carol
Abbye Lynn Branch & husband, Tom
Charles Neal Evinger
Buddy Nelson
 
In lieu of flowers family request donations be made in memory of Kenneth Sanders to the charity of your choice.
 

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William "Mark" Birdwell


 

NAME:   WILLIAM "MARK"  BIRDWELL                   AGE:  52
 
ADDRESS:  SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   SAT. JUNE 17, 2017, SAN AUGUSTINE, TX
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   MAY 10, 1965, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX   
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;  10 AM. WED., JUNE 21, 2017 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:  CHINQUAPIIN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
                                           SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   TUES., JUNE 20, 2017 FROM 
                                                              5 P.M., TO 8 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL    
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. WES LITTLE 
 
BURIAL:   CHINQUAPIN CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
FATHER:   CARL O. BIRDWELL                MOTHER:     HELEN MURRAY      
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  LICENSED SURVEYOR, MEMBER OF THE TEXAS BOARD OF 
                               PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYING,  OWNER OF BIRDWELL SURVEYING IN
                               HEMPHILL, TEXAS ; ASSOCIATES DEGREE FROM LAMAR UNIVERSITY.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN PINELAND, TX 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
DAUGHTER:  KELLI HARLEY AND HER HUSBAND, JUSTIN OF JASPER
SON:  WILLIAM BRIEN BIRDWELL OF HEMPHILL; HIS PARENTS, CARL O. AND HELEN 
BIRDWELL OF SAN AUGUSTINE; 2 GRANDCHILDREN, EMMA AND EVAN HARLEY; 
SISTER:  CARLA (BIRDWELL) LADNER AND HER HUSBAND, RODNEY OF LUFKIN;
BROTHER:  ANTHONY GLEN BIRDWELL AND HIS WIFE, CINDY OF DAMASCUS, MARYLAND;
HIS NIECES:  LAUREN LADNER; LEAH BIRDWELL; KRISTEN LADNER; AND ABBY BIRDWELL
ALONG WITH NUMEROUS COUSIN, OTHER FAMILY, AND FRIENDS. 
 
**PALLBEARERS WILL INCLUDE:  RODNEY LADNER, ANDY BIRDWELL; JUSTIN HARLEY;
KEVIN POTTS; JOUSH MORRIS AND BRYAN FERGUSON. ***
 

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James Randall "Randy" Windham


 

James Randall “Randy” Windham, 56, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Windham was born June 30, 1960, in Center, to Willie Everett Windham and Jenny Marie Reynolds Windham.  He was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
Son: David Hendricks and wife, Shelby, of DeBerry
 
Grandchildren:
Brylee Hendricks of DeBerry
Brynley Hendricks of DeBerry
 
Father: Willie Everett Windham of Center
 
Sister: Kay Lawson and husband, Garry, of Center
 
Brother: Donald Everett Windham and wife, Sherree, of Dayton
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Mother: Jenny Marie Reynolds Windham
Brother: Michael Windham
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Donald T Burrows


 

Donald T Burrows passed away Thursday June 15, 2017. Don was a father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, banker, community leader, mentor and friend to many. He was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on May 29, 1937. He was proud to be a 5th generation Texan.
 
 
He attended Nacogdoches schools, Kilgore College and is a graduate of the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.
 
Don spent most of his professional career as a banker on Galveston Island. He began his career as a collector for GMAC then became a loan officer at Moody National Bank before moving to First Hutchings Sealy National Bank as a Vice President and loan officer. He finished his Galveston career as Chairman of the Board and CEO of American Bank. While in Galveston he was a member of the Optimist Club, Lions Club, Galveston Planning Commission, Galveston Historical Commission, board of trustees at O'Connell High School and he and Jo Ann served as Captains of the Treasure Ball. He also was proud of the fact that he gave many of the young people of Galveston their first job and also taught them the values of good credit, making many of them their very first loans. For many years he came in to O'Connell Junior High School and gave students a brief lesson on "Money & Banking".
 
After his children completed their high school educations he moved back to East Texas to the family farm. He became President and CEO of First State Bank in Timpson where he completed his banking career. He served as a member of the Timpson City Council, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, volunteered at the annual Frontiers Day Festival and loved his community and the people in it. He was also personally active in restoring many of the old buildings on the Timpson Town Square.
 
Donald T Burrows is survived by his loving wife Beverly Jean Burrows; son, Don Burrows, Jr and wife Kim; daughters, Cindy Burrows Cappa and husband Mike, Terri Burrows Martin and husband John; grandchildren, Amber Janak Black and husband David, Dustin Janak and wife Amber, Ryan Janak, Hannah Janak, Nathan Janak, Heather Gray, Brittany Dupree and husband Jason, Kaela Hudman, Donald T Burrows,  lll and wife Sarah and Payton Rae Burrows;  two nieces, Jana Burrows and Kay Burrows;   12 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. Don loved his family above all else and was thrilled when they would all come together for celebrations. He was the provider, protector  and patriarch of his growing family.
 
He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Burrows; parents, the late Judge Carl S. Burrows and Agnes Lowery Burrows; brothers Carl S. Burrows, Jr. and Erwin Earl "Bubba" Burrows.
 
Pallbearers are Donald T. Burrows, III, Dustin Janak, Ryan Janak, Nathan Janak, David Black and  Bayley Black. 
 
Honorary Pallbearers are Jerry Wood, Kenneth Prince, Doug Connelly, Mike Cappa, and John Martin.
 
The Burrows family would like to thank all of his caregivers. Especially his beloved wife Beverly Burrows who was always by his side during these last few months, Brittany Dupree, Heather Gray, Shauna Windham Sanford, the medical team at UTMB's Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston and the caring and compassionate nurses Peggy, Rebel and Maureen At Methodist St John's in Clear Lake.
 
Services will be held Friday June 23rd at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas with family visitation beginning at 1pm and a funeral service At 2pm officiated by the Rev. Doc Lazarine. Burial will follow at the Weaver Cemetery.
 
To convey your condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.

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Mildred "Millie" Warr


 

 
Mildred “Millie” Warr, age 81, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.
 
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with her son, Bro. Bobby Warr officiating and her grandson, Billy Warr assisting. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
She was born December 24, 1935 in Shelby County in the Choice Community to parents Luther Wilbur and Evie Lena (Askew) Wright. She worked at Sears for many years and she was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. 
She is preceded in death by her parents Luther and Evie Wright, three brothers; E.C Wright, Scotty Wright and Bruce Wright, four sisters; Norma Bass, Fran Clark, Verlene Barlow and Nell Williams.
 
She is survived by; 
Husband of 65 years, Robert Oren Warr of Center
Two sons;
Bobby Warr and wife, Karen of Center
Wesley Warr and wife, Rhonda of Center
Grandchildren;
Billy Bob Warr and wife, Sarah of Henderson
Micha Warr and wife, Katya of Henderson
Sharayah Warr of Center
Cooper Warr and wife, Crystal of Center
Cody Warr and fiancée, Lauren of Center
Great Grandchildren; 
Braydon, Kaiden, Ileigha, Lex, Eden and Elissa
Carolina, Cannon, Christian, Lilly, Caidi and Aiden
Brother-in-law and sister-in-law;
Gene and Kay Warr of Gulfport, Mississippi
Sister-in-law;
June Jones of Nacogdoches
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
 
Pallbearers;
Jeff Warr, Brent Warr, Micha Warr, Cooper Warr, Cody Warr and Brent Clark
Honorary Pallbearers;
Dan Cook, Larry Williams and Robert Bruce Windham
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
 
 

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Chuck Greear


 
Chuck Greear, age 47 of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Center after a sudden illness.
 
Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with his friend, Jerrod Nutt to speak. No visitation is planned.
 
Chuck was born November 30, 1969 in Harris County, Texas   to parents, Matthew Charles Greear, Sr. and Sandra Hood Greear who precede him in death.
 
He is survived by :
Wife, Julia Warr Greear of Tenaha
Son, Hayden Greear & wife, Stacie of Tenaha
Daughter, Haley Greear of Tenaha
2 Grandchildren, Gunner Greear & Layne Green
Sister, Cynthia Young of TN
Numerous other relatives and friends
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
 
 
 
 

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Robbie Jane Hairston


 

Robbie Jane Hairston, 89, of Timpson, Texas passed away on June 9, 2017 in Timpson, Texas.  Born September 12, 1927, Robbie Jane is the daughter of the late Robert Jefferson and Clara Mae (Drewery) Wood.  
 
Robbie Jane was born and raised in the Wilder Community in Timpson, Texas.  She spent many years working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company before retiring and returning back to her hometown of Timpson.  Robbie Jane was a very loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.  She enjoyed crocheting, canning, and cooking.  She was an Ordained Minister and helped in many churches around Timpson and surrounding areas.  Robbie Jane was also willing to lend a hand to those in need.  She loved her Lord and Savior.    
 
Robbie Jane is survived by her son, Morris Allen Hairston, and wife Kristie Carroll Branch-Hairston of Timpson, Texas; daughter, Teresa McCauley and husband, Jimmy of Center, Texas; five grandchildren, John Jacob Miller and wife Amanda, Lauren Hairston, Logan Hairston, Jennifer Faul, and Julia Hairston; two great-grandchildren; Zane and Brayden Miller; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.  
 
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Anthony Wood, John Oscar Wood; sister, Bonnie Fay Haaksma; and brother in law, Henry Haaksma.
 
The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, visit www.taylorfh.net. 
 
 

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Alton John Holt


 

NAME:     MR. ALTON JOHN HOLT                                        AGE:  92        
 
ADDRESS:   CHIRENO, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    06/08/2017, KILGORE, TEXAS  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     04/02/1925, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS      
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;     MONDAY, 06/12/2017,  11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    CHIRENO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, CHIRENO, TEXAS
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   MONDAY, 06/12/2017, 9:30 TIL SERVICE TIME
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   CHIRENO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, CHIRENO, TEXAS      
 
OFFICIATING: REV. BRAD MORGAN, REV. MICHAEL LOUDERMILK, REV. FARRAR BENTLEY
 
BURIAL:   LOWER CHIRENO CEMETERY, CHIRENO, TEXAS  
 
FATHER:   JOHN CALVIN HOLT                   MOTHER:   MALLIE TILLERY           
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    BANKING BUSINESS ( 45 YEARS)
 
MILITARY:   MERCHANT MARINES  WORLD WAR II
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    CHIRENO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  
 
ORGANIZATIONS:  MASON, SCOTTISH RITE, ROTARIAN
 
SURVIVED BY:  WIFE OF NEARLY 69 YEARS LETITIA PRINCE HOLT; 4 CHILDREN AND THEIR SPOUSES, JOHN & GLORIA HOLT, VIRGINIA & TERRY BOOKER, ANNA & ROGER WESTBROOK, DAVID & LORI HOLT.  GRANDCHILDREN; MELISSA CRAIN, LAURA MORGAN, SARAH BOOKER, JASON BOOKER, DANIEL LOUDERMILK, MICHAEL LOUDERMILK, RACHEL THOMAS, LINDSEY WILBUR. GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: JESSICA, ISABELLA & CONNOR CRAIN; JOHN & KATHERINE MORGAN; HOLT & TATE BOOKER; ELIJAH, LUKE & CALEB LOUDERMILK; AND JOSHUA THOMAS
SISTER: JOY MILLER; SISTER-IN-LAW ELISE SMITH; BROTHER-IN-LAW AND WIFE MORGAN & PHYLLIS PRINCE; NUMEROUS NIECES , NEPHEWS AND FRIENDS.
 
(MEMORIAL DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO CHIRENO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, P. O. BOX 14, CHIRENO, TEXAS 75937)
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of 
WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311FAX # 936-275-0034
 
 
 

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Dorothy Hughes Shofner


 

 
Dorothy Hughes Shofner, 74, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.  Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County.  
 
Mrs. Shofner was born September 6, 1942, in Center, to R.C. Hughes and Willie Eva Bowlin Hughes.  She was a housekeeper at Holiday Nursing Home for many years.  She attended Willow Grove Community Church.
 
She is survived by
Children: 
Sherri Shofner Molitor of Center
Jason Hunter Shofner and wife, Denise, of Houston
 
Grandchildren:
Shianne Shofner of Center
Angel Shofner of Houston
 
Honorary Granddaughter: Braycee Berry of Houston
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: J.B. Shofner
Mother: Willie Eva Hughes Burns
Father: R. C. Hughes
Sister: Johnnie Ruth Adams
Brothers: Robert Hughes, Wayne Hughes, Jack Hughes, Harvey Hughes, R.C. Hughes Jr.
 
Pallbearers will be Bill Whitley, Truitt Whitley, Christopher Whitley, Shannon Shofner, Mickey Shofner and Kenneth Hubble.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rob Quigley, Charlie Smith, Charlie Smith Jr. and Virgil “Red” Worthey.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Pamela M. Phelps


 

Pamela M. Phelps, 61, of Center, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 8, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. 
 
Pam was born and raised in Galveston County, to father Harvey Gene Sutton and mother Mary Jane Richards Sutton. As the eldest sibling and only daughter, Pam embraced being a leader and caretaker; traits that she exuded throughout her life. 
 
In 1975, Pam wed Jerry R. Phelps with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Shortly after they wed, Pam and Jerry moved to Center, Texas where they raised their two children, Valerie Ogle and Nathan Phelps, and created a circle of close friends that quickly became their extended family. Her Texas pride and love of people directed her to obtain her license with Town & Country Real Estate. During her 38 years in Center, Pam was an active community member and a dedicated steward of service. 
 
She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she acted as MYF leader for many years. She also joined Beta Sigma Phi sorority and served in multiple leadership positions. Her proudest appointment was serving as the Executive Director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. A position she held for 19 years. 
 
Pam maintained a love for the Texas Coast and Galveston. Her family’s annual summer trip to Bolivar was also an open invitation to anyone who happened to be down on the coast. And Pam, an effortless hostess, was always at the ready to greet you with something delicious. 
 
She is lovingly remembered as a woman who treasured friendships, remembered all the details of a shared conversation, and believed you should rejoice in all of life’s moments, big and small.
 
The funeral service for Pamela M. Phelps will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Center.  The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall immediately proceeding the service. Then Tuesday, June 13, 2017, a visitation will be held at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas at 2:00 p.m. Graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Valerie Ogle and husband, Tommy, of Longview
Nathan Phelps and wife, Amber, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Maggie and Mollie Kate Ogle
Kiptyn and Baylin Phelps
 
Brothers:
Richard Sutton and wife, Karen, of League City
Russell Sutton and wife, Donna, of Pearland
 
Nieces:
Emily Sutton Arbuckle of League City
Kate Sutton Shimek and husband, Chris, of Friendswood
Erika Lacey and husband, David, of Dickinson
Brooke Sutton of Pearland
Brittany Decoteau and husband, Kameron, of Pearland 
 
Uncle: Richard T. Richards, of Longview 
 
Cousins:
Carter Richards of Michigan
Margaret Banta and husband, Jon, of Longview
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Jerry Phelps
Parents: Harvey Gene Sutton and Mary Jane Richards Sutton
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935 or Affinity Hospice, 1400 Tenaha Street, Suite C., Center, Texas 75935.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Josephine Martin Spratley


 

Josephine Martin Spratley, 88, of Center, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
 
Mrs. Spratley was born October 2, 1928, in Columbia, Louisiana, to Calb Thompson and Zula Gibson Thompson.  She loved flowers and working in her garden.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Angelee Randolph of Houma, Louisiana
Bobby Martin and wife, Pattie, of the Woodlands
JoAnn Price of Center
Charlene Battles of Dickerson
Jewel Rhodes and husband, Rickey, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Jimmy Randolph
Lisa Perez
Karen Fincher
Bobby Randolph
Michael Rowland
Pam Howell
Bill Rowland
Tiffany Taylor
James Martin
Jeremy Martin
Brian Battles
Susan O’Rourke
Terry Atkison Jr.
Taja Harvey
Colby Adkison
Rickey Rhodes
Danielle Backenbury
Rhoda Kitts
Jennifer Mazon
 
36 Great Grandchildren
 
1 Great Great Grandchild
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
1 Brother
 
1 Sister
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Uel Martin
Husband: John Spratley
Daughter: Lois Jean Sims
Granddaughter: Tammy Rowland
Parents: Calb Thompson and Zula Gibson Thompson
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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