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Curtis Lee Johnson


 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

 

 

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Dale William Otto


 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

He is survived by


Wife: Marilyn S. Otto of Center

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

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

Great Grandchildren:
Finley
Blake 
Sofia

 

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

 

 

 

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Jo Ellen Dismukes


 

 

 

 


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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Shirley Jean Milstead


 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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Avalon M. O'Neal-Norris


 

 

 

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

 

Mrs. Norris is survived by: 

 

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

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

 

Brother:  Michelle McClelland of Houston, Texas

 

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

             

Committal:  Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas  

 

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

 

 

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Virgil Wayne Duke


 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Virgil is survived by


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

Brother: James “Jim” Duke and wife, Betty

Sister-in-law: Lynn Locke

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

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

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

Numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends

 

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

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

 

 

 

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Barbara Nell Chavers-Copeland


 

 

 

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

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

 

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


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


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

 

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Natividad Cazango-Ramirez


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

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Larry Kay


 

 

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

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Dennis Melvin Permenter


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graveside service for Dennis Melvin Permenter, 83, of Tenaha, Texas will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 with Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.   
 
Mr. Permenter passed away on September 12, 2018 in Garrison, Texas.  Born February 11, 1935, in Tenaha, Texas. 
 
 
 

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Robert E. Clotiaux Sr.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Clotiaux Sr., 75, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Adams Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mr. Clotiaux was born July 6, 1943, in Houston, to Noe Clotiaux and Stella Lee Weatherford Clotiaux.
 
He is survived by
Children: 
Robert Clotiaux, Jr. of Center
Ronda Secrest of Deer Park
Winter McCawley of Joaquin
Meaghan Clotiaux of Carthage
 
A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren
 
Brother: David Clotiaux of Channelview
 
Cousin: Ruth Ann Duke of Center
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Marsha Singletary Clotiaux
Parents: Noe Clotiaux and Stella Lee Weatherford Clotiaux
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Floyd Lynn Turner


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A graveside funeral service for Floyd Lynn Turner has been set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Sand Hill Cemetery - Center, Texas where he will be laid to rest between his parents and grandparents. Lynn fought a good battle, now rests peacefully in the arms of his Lord. He departed this earth for his heavenly home on September 10, 2018. 
 
Lynn was born at the Turner Family farm home, in Center, Texas on July 27, 1943. Lynn was sixth of six children, he is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd & Virgie Turner; his brothers & sister, Dennis Turner, Flo Wilburn, Henry Turner, Tallis Turner; Niece & Nephew, Linda Wilburn McKenzie and David Turner; Ex-wife Margaret Ann Nix.
 
Lynn graduated from Center High School in 1962 and served in the United States Air Force as Sergeant where he was a Jet Engine Mechanic Instructor at Randolph Air Force Base located at Universal City, Texas, he received an honorable discharge. Upon discharge from the USAF, Lynn returned to Center where he worked for several years as a Service Manager at the Chevrolet Dealership in Center. Later he was Owner of Shelby County Construction Company and Continental Construction Company. Lynn expanded his entrepreneurship into the trucking business where he was the Owner & Operator of Lynn Turner Trucking where he had a fleet of tractor/trailer rigs for many years of which he recently retired. 
 
Lynn is survived by his daughter, Ginger Lynette Turner of Sulphur, Louisiana; grandson, Bryce Fowler and wife Ryon, Dallas, Texas; sister, Nelda Belle Turner, Gainesville, Florida; sisters-in-law, Della Turner, Angleton, Texas and Lois Turner, Clute, Texas; Ex-wife Jeanette Blair Shropshire, Fischer, Texas; great grandchildren, Jaxon Fowler and Bryn Fowler; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. 
 
Lynn will be fondly missed by many friends and family. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 

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Lela Beth Adams Harris


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Lela Beth Adams Harris (89) of Tenaha, Texas will be Saturday, September 15, 2018 at First Baptist Church at 11:00am in Tenaha, Texas.   Mrs. Harris died Thursday, September 6, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Harris was born August 6, 1929.  Pastor, Turner Bruce Yarbrough will be officiating.      
 
Mrs. Harris is survived by: 
 
Son: Franklin Harris Sr. (Sonya) of Pascagoula, Mississippi 
 
Daughter:  Natalie Harris of Tenaha, Texas 
 
Grandchildren: 
Natasha Garrett-Miles
Bria Nicole Nelson
Natalia Yasmyne Nelson
Alexis Alexandria Harris 
Franklin Alexander Harris, Jr. 
 
Great-Grandchildren: 
Zo`e Elise Miles 
Allyson Paige Miles
Isabelle Skylar Miles
 
Visitation:   Friday, September 14, 2018, from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm at First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas.
             
Committal:  Faltine Cemetery in Gloster, Louisiana 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 
 

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Adolfo Bahena


 

 

Funeral Services for Adolfo Bahena, age 69, of San Augustine, will be held on 11 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, in the St. Augustine Catholic Church located at 102 West Market Street in San Augustine, Texas.  Visitation and Rosary will be held Wednesday evening, September 12, 2018,  from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street in San Augustine.  
 
Adolfo was born to Salustia Martinez Bahena and Elijio Bahena on September 28, 1949, in San Louis, Mexico, and passed from this life in the early moring hours of Monday, September 10, 2018, in San Augustine, Texas.  He was employed in Construction Industry, and was of the Catholic faith.
 
He is survived by:  daughter, Ilene Medina of Joaquin; his beloved grandchildren, Jose Yanes and Maraya Yanes;  brothers, Alberto Bahena of San Augustine and Abertano Bahena of San Augustine; sisters, Audelia Bahena and Maria Bahena both of Mexico, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elijio and Salustia Bahena; brother, Nabor Bahena and sister, Antonia Bahena.
Serving as pallbearers will be, Clemento Moreno, Enrique Juarez, Raul Bahena, Adrian Montalvo, Pedro Bahena and Antonio Palacios.
 
Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.
 
Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Gennie Hubbard


 

 

Mrs. Gennie Hubbard 62 of Timpson passed way on Thursday evening at the Pine Grove Nursing Center.  A wake will be held on Tuesday 6 - 7 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX.  Services will take place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Center, TX.  Interment will follow at the Blount Chapel Cemetery in Center, TX.  Pastor Byron Coutee Jr. will be officiating for her services.
 
She is survived by:
 
Husband - J.L. Hubbard of Timpson, TX
 
1 Sister - Florence Wright of Dallas, TX
 
1 Brother - David Wright of Center, TX
 
 
 

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Mr. R. E. Harris


 

 

Mr. R. E. Harris, age 84, of Fort Worth, Texas.  Mr. Harris passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, September 15, 2018
1:00 p.m.
True Vine Baptist Church
Interment: Mosaic Cemetery
Rev. Danny Holman, officiating
 
Visitation 
Friday, September 14, 2018
12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary
 
Survivors
 
2 sons: Clifford Malone (Carolyn) of San Augustine, Texas
Dewey Harris of San Augustine, Texas
 
Special Son-in-law Royce Walker of San Augustine, Texas
 
1 Daughter Joyce Hunt of Fort Worth, Texas
 
Grand Children:  46    Great Grandchildren: 60    Great-Great-Grandchildren: 74   
Great-Great-Great-Grandchildren: 41
 
3 Brothers: Foster Harris Jr. (Ophelia) of Nacogdoches, Texas
Richard Harris of Lufkin, Texas
Charlie Harris (Gloria) of Tyler, Texas
 
2 Sisters Eula Lee Bratchett of San Augustine, Texas
Ethel Hadnot of San Augustine, Texas
 
As well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
 
 

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Joe Parrish Bush


 

 

 
 
 
Joe Parrish Bush, 91, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on September 7, 2018 in Nacogdoches surrounded by his wife Selma, daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter when he went peacefully into the arms of our loving Lord Jesus. He was born on May 12, 1927, in Tenaha, Texas to Euell Bush and Willie “Lout” Bush. Funeral services will be at 2 PM on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Trekell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. 
 
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Joe was born in Tenaha, Texas, May 12, 1927 and was raised in Hurstown until his death September 7, 2018.  
  
The Lord had blessed Joe abundantly. He was able to work his entire 91 years of life.  He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for over 30 years and after retirement he just could not bear the thought of being idle.  He then went to work for the City of Center and then the County doing road maintenance.
After retiring from those 2 jobs, he then decided to drive his son's gravel truck until he was in his early 80's.
  
Joe was a wonderful provider for his family.  He worried so much about their well-being and never thought about himself.  He worried himself sick at times about his wife which always called "Mother."  One of his last words to his daughter was to take good care of "Mother."  That's just how he was about his family.
 
On the side, Joe loved to work in his shop and help his neighbors and friends with their lawn mowers or tractors.  He loved people and every chance he got he wanted to reminisce old times.  He cherished all his friends and he never met a stranger.  He was always "striking up" a conversation with someone everywhere he went, even though he was hard of hearing. 
 
After his son, Stevie, passed away in 2014 his health began to decline.  He grieved over his loss until the day he passed away himself. Family and friends tried so hard to comfort him but he never was able to overcome the grief he felt.  
 
Joe's passion was being outside, mowing grass.  He loved to keep his place and his son's place looking immaculate.  Although, his health had declined so much, he still pushed himself to do the impossible and keep both places mowed.  His wonderful neighbors and friends had offered so many times to mow for him but he just wouldn't give it up.  A couple days before he went to be with Jesus he was wanting to
get on his old tractor and mow that grass! 
 
Joe had a tender heart when it came to animals.  He made his family promise to take care of his cat, Miracle, that he rescued from a tree when she was just a kitten.  He bottle fed her for weeks just to save her life.  Stray dogs and cats would always appear at his house and he would faithfully take care of them.  That's the kind of heart he had.  Animals never went hungry or mistreated around Joe. 
 
Now he doesn't have to worry about his family, the grass, animals or anything else on this earth.  He is with the Lord and surrounded by Angels.  For the family it’s a very sad time but not a goodbye....I'll see you later!
 
Joe is survived by his loving wife, Selma; daughter, Cheryl Kaul and husband Ralf of San Marcus, Texas; brother in law, Charles Killen of McClelland, Texas; grandchildren, Brandi Smith of Xenia, Ohio, Brittany Smith of Jasper. Texas; great grandchildren, Alexxis Allender of Xenia, Ohio, Halle Adams of Jasper, Texas; nephew, Freeman Hancock and Emily of Jasper, Texas; special friends, Larry Trekell and Johnnie of San Augustine, Texas, Michael Neal of Neuville, Texas, Paul Taylor and wife Cathy of Hurstown, Texas, and Doug Curtis of Patroon, Texas.
 
He is preceded in death by his son, Stevie Bush; parents, Euell and Willie “Lout” Bush; brother, J. C. Bush; sisters, Bernice Baker, Eloise Andrus, and Audrey McGee.
 
Memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s name to Denning Animal Rescue, 490 CR 255, San Augustine, Texas 75972, https://www.denninganimalrescue.org/ , or Love Like Victor Day, Cemetery Project.
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 
 

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James "Fredy" Franke


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James “Fredy” Franke, 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in Port Arthur with his daughters by his side.
 
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Clever Creek Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
Mr. Franke was born March 23, 1939, in Shelby County, to Alfred Franke Jr. and Ruth Bounds Franke. He served in the United States Army and worked as an operator at Texaco Refinery in Port Neches. His hobbies included being outdoors, spending time with his grandkids and playing dominos with friends. Fredy was a loving Christian husband and father and raised his children to have strong Christian faith.
 
He is survived by
Daughters:
Cindy Hauver and husband, Dowd, of Vidor
Amanda Eaves and husband, David, of Seabrook
Grandchildren:
Brandon Hauver and wife, Lauren, of Aurora, Colorado
Pierce Hauver of College Station
Erik Hauver of Vidor
Sara Eaves of Seabrook
Thomas Eaves of Seabrook
Great Granddaughter: Emerson Elaine Hauver
Brother: Donald Franke and wife, Barbara, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sister: Doretta Watson of Beaumont
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Mary Elaine Sigler Franke
Parents: Alfred Franke Jr. and Ruth Bounds Franke
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Eddie Bailey


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eddie Bailey, 83, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha.  A military honors graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Tennessee Cemetery with Bro. John Whitworth officiating.  
 
Mr. Bailey was born August 22, 1935, in Haskell, Oklahoma, to Norman Bailey and Mae Criner Bailey.  He served in the United States Air Force, where he retired as Senior Master Sargent after 28 years of service.  He was devoted to serving his family and community.  Mr. Bailey was proud to help wherever he was needed and was well known as “the voice of Tenaha Tiger football”.  His favorite moments were those spent with his family, all of whom he dearly loved.  Mr. Bailey was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Tenaha Business Men’s Club, and the Child Welfare Board in Center.  
 
He is survived by
Wife of 61 years: Doyce Bailey of Tenaha
 
Daughter: LaRaye Bailey of Tenaha
 
Like a Daughter: Erin Johnson of Carthage
 
Grand dog: Hercules Bailey
 
Special Friends:
Justin Simons and Sarah Wilson of Splendora
 
Sister-in-law: Karen Cruse and husband, Glen, of St. Louis, Missouri
 
Brother-in-law: William “Bo” Morris of Tenaha
 
Special Family: Charles and Sharon Pollard of Livingston
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Norman Bailey and Mae Criner Bailey
Sisters: Norma Wilbourn, Peggy Langford
 
The family would like to recognize and say a heartfelt thank you to the administration, nurses and aides of Focused Care in Center, Texas, for their outstanding care, love and support.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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J.C. Choate


 

 

J.C. Choate, 83, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in the Mt.
 
Herman Community with Bro. L. D. Eddins officiating.
Mr. Choate was born January 9, 1935, in Center, to Pierson Choate and Mae Wilson Choate.
 
He is survived by
Son: Jason Choate and wife, Lorei, of Center
Grandchildren:
Hannah Choate of Center
Carmen Choate of Center
Megan Choate of Center
 
Brothers:
Jimmy Gene Choate of Lumberton
C.C. Choate of Douglas, Arizona
Lonnie Choate of Center
Larry Choate of Baytown
Sisters:
Mildred Isabell of New Caney
Ele Ray Pratt of Wilmer
Shirley Nichols of Center
Leretta Choate of Bryan
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
 
Parents: Pierson Choate and Mae Wilson Choate
Brothers: Andrew Choate, Donnie Choate, Jimmy Ray Choate
A special thanks to the staff at Pine Grove Nursing center for their loving care.
Pallbearers will be James Ray Harrison, Jason Williford, Stephen Fults, Michael Scates, Dewayne Lovell and Kerry
West.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist the family with final
expenses.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Emily Hernandez-Garcia


 

 

Emily Hernandez-Garcia, 17, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Born June 5, 2001, in Nacogdoches, Emily was the first child of Luis Humberto Hernandez and Cristina Garcia.  She was currently a senior at Center High School, where she was an excellent student and even more amazing friend.  Emily loved playing soccer and her favorite color was yellow.  Her lovely smile will be dearly missed by her family and friends forever.  
 
She is survived by
Parents: Luis Humberto Hernandez and Cristina Garcia of Center
 
Sisters:
Julissa Hernandez-Garcia of Center
Joseline Hernandez-Garcia of Center
Janet Hernandez-Garcia of Center
Estefany Hernandez-Garcia of Center
 
Brothers: 
Luis H. Hernandez-Garcia of Center
Luis Fernando Jr. of Center
 
Grandmother: Janny Martinez of Center
 
Uncles and Aunts:
Isidro Hernandez and wife, Yuliana, of Center
Yuridia Hernandez of Center
Janny Florez of Center
Patty Garcia of Nacogdoches
Armando Gonzalez of Center
Jesus Martinez of Center
Benon Martinez of Center
 
Cousin: Angela Cruze of Center
 
Godfather: Juan Vazquez of Mansfield, Louisiana
 
Preceded in death by
Godfather: Martin Muñoz
 
Pallbearers will be Luis Hernandez, Isidro Hernandez, Armando Gonzalez, Jesus Martinez, Juan Vazquez, Luis Fernando Jr. and Ulises Santos.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Robert B. Flores


 

 

 

 

Robert B. Flores, 62, of Grand Cane, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018, at his residence.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ronnie McClellan and Bro. Pat Cobb officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
 
Mr. Flores was born September 9, 1955, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to Joseph “Joe” B. Flores and Joyce Wilson Flores.  He graduated from Mansfield High School and went on to work in the oilfield, acquiring various certifications in the industry.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, refurbishing “junk”, and watching LSU Football.  Mr. Flores was a Lifetime NRA Member and was also a member of Gloster Baptist Church in Gloster, Louisiana.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 31 wonderful years: Cherrie Cook-Flores of Grand Cane, Louisiana
 
Daughters:
Jessica Horwitch and husband, David, of Los Angeles, California
Michelle Flores of Denver, Colorado
 
Very close stepson: Derek Deas of Stonewall, Louisiana
 
Granddaughter: Annabelle Horwitch of Los Angeles, California
 
Brother and Sisters:
Randy Flores
Debbie Banks
Sharron Cook
Darla Turner and husband, Ray
 
Mother-in-law: Carol Iris Cook of Grand Cane, Louisiana
 
Brother-in-law: Christian Cook of Keatchie, Louisiana
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Faithful Companions: 
Mr. Tux
Rocky 
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Joseph “Joe” B. Flores and Joyce Wilson Flores.  
Father-in-law: Charles M. Cook
Nephew: Christopher Banks
 
Pallbearers will be Christian Cook, Ray Turner, Scott Kelley, Glenn Wayne Kelley, Colton Cobbs and Dwayne Restivo.  Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Sebren, Mel Cox, Bennie Cox, Albert Stoma, Blake McCullough and Bobby “Hootie” Henderson.
 
A special thanks to Kathy Thomas for her love and generosity and St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Warren McSwain


 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral Service s for Warren McSwain will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Warren G. McSwain was born April 27, 1921 in San Augustine County, Texas; a sixth generation of Angus MacSween who sailed to America in 1802 from Island of Skye in Scotland. Warren died September 2, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas.
 
He survived by one son, Travis L. McSwain and wife, Donna of Cypress, Texas; two daughters, Jeanette Mena & husband, Lynn of Broaddus, Texas, and Edna Rae Carroll and husband, Robert (Bob) of Tomball, Texas; twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, thirteen great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Brown Armand of Spring, Texas and Judy Brown of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
 
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Lillian Brown McSwain; his son, Warren Gene McSwain, an infant son, Ronnie Clark McSwain, also three brothers; Leon McSwain, Elton McSwain, and Clarence McSwain, and one sister, Agnes Barber Tyler.
 
Warren attended school in the Salem Community, and in old Camp Worth, Texas. He married his wife on January 13, 1940. He worked in logging and farming; then during WWII he worked in the shipyards in Orange, Texas. He returned to Shelby County after the end of the war and worked driving a truck. Later, he worked for Mr. L.C. Smith on the One Gallus Ranch as foreman; then as a Diesel Engine Mechanic. He operated a bulldozer for Mr. Robie Koonce, doing construction work. He also worked for Mr. P.O. Sample for many years. He helped maintain and care for the Community Water System near his home.
 
After retiring, he enjoyed gardening; especially growing tomatoes and other vegetables. He gave tomatoes and other vegetables to neighbors and relatives.
 
He and his wife were lifelong members of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church. He was an ordained Deacon of the church, a song leader and Sunday School Teacher. For many years, he helped care for the Cemetery. He rarely missed the Homecomings. He participated in raising funds for the upkeep of the cemetery.
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 

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Osburn Franklin "Butch" Adams


 

 

Osburn Franklin “Butch” Adams, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by his most cherished loved ones.  He was born March 13, 1928, to Henry Franklin Adams and Maudie Soape Adams in the McClelland Community of Shelbyville.  
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Kevin Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
O.F. Adams was born and raised in Shelbyville, on land that he was proud to eventually own and keep in his family.  Butch was one of the youngest of fourteen children. He met the love of his life, Laverne Goings Adams, and they were united in holy matrimony on December 9, 1945.  He earned his nickname of “Butch” by butchering for Herbert Sanders in 1946.  In 1951, he became a salesman for Wilson Meat Company.  From 1953 until 1973, he owned and operated O.F. Adams Grocery at the intersection of Highway 147 and 87.  Butch served as Constable for Precinct 2 from 1966 until 1989.  He was also a substitute mail carrier for the United States Postal Service from 1969 until 1974, when he became a full-time mail carrier.  He served in that capacity until he retired in 1988.  Butch was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, recently receiving his 65th year pin.  He was distinguished in that he chose both paths of the Scottish Rite and the York Rite.  Under the Masonic Lodge, he also became a member of the Sharon Shriners for over 55 years.
 
Known as Osburn to few, Butch to many, and Granddaddy to those who loved him most.  Butch and Laverne raised three children, O.F. Adams Jr., Melba, and Marsha. Butch was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved to hunt, fish, and tend to his garden and his cattle.  If you knew Butch, you knew that he loved to play a good, light hearted prank and tell jokes and stories.  Those left to cherish his memory are so thankful that they have so many wonderful memories with him.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 72 years: Laverne Adams
 
Daughter: Melba Lee
 
Grandchildren:
Jamie Hagler and wife, Holly
Conda Adams
Stacy Warr
 
Great Grandchildren:
Tristyn Crelia and husband, Philip
Casey Adams
Denver Kalenevitch
Ashlynn Moore
Alyssa Moore
Caden Warr
 
Great Great Grandchildren:
Saylor Crelia
Sutton Crelia
Caiden Adams
 
Special Friends:
James and Regina Raymond
Lenny Dupuis and Sandra Wheless
 
Preceded in death by
Children: O.F. Adams Jr., Marsha Singletary
Great Grandson: James Chance Hagler
Parents: Henry Franklin Adams and Maudie Soape Adams
Siblings
 
Pallbearers will be James Raymond, J.B. Raymond, Philip Crelia, Lenny Dupuis, Britt Harbison and Shannon Metcalf.  Honorary pallbearers will be his coffee drinking buddies, James Hagler, Maxie Eaves, Curtis Eaves, Jack Lout, Jimmy Lout, Duane Lout, John Harbison, Kenneth Hardy, Monk Peace, Bernerd Metcalf, George Warren, and Larry Warren.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Adams Cemetery Fund, c/o Jamie Hagler, 258 CR 2001, Center, Texas 75935.
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Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
 

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Ellis "Pee Wee" Jones


 
 
 
Mr. Ellis “Pee Wee” Jones, age 94, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Jones passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, September 8, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Roberts Baptist Church
Interment Roberts Cemetery
Rev. Barry Polk, Officiating
 
Visitation or Wake
Friday, September 7, 2018
12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
Survivors
 
1 Daughter Sally McLaughlin (Mathel) of Richardson, Texas
 
6 Grandchildren 6 Great-Grandchildren 6 Great-Great-Grandchildren
 
3 Brothers Vonnie Ray Jones (Odeal) of San Augustine, Texas
Vonnie Roy Jones (Lovvenin) of San Augustine, Texas
Dr. Carlense Jones of Seaside, California
 
1 Sister Farris Jones Bolton of Houston, Texas
 
As well as a host of nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
 

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George Travis Clay Jr.


 

 

 

 

 

George Travis Clay Jr., 85, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 30, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born May 10, 1933, in Timpson, Texas, Travis is the son of the late George Travis Clay Sr. and Gladys (Frederick) Clay.  Travis attended Timpson High School. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 13.  After high school, he joined the Army where he served two years and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.  In 1956 he married Bobbie Linthicum, and together they had two children, Dean and Sandy.  Travis came from a long line of brickmasons dating back to the 1700’s.  He followed in his dad’s footsteps and worked as a brickmason up until the age of 75 years.  Travis received his 50 year life membership award to the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.  His work can be seen thoughout East Texas.  
 
Travis was a unique soul who enjoyed joking around with family and friends. He loved being with his granddaughter’s Mandy and Lucy his buccaroo’s.  It was always a competition of who was loved the most Gran Gran or Pa Pa.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, laying brick, gardening, riding on his tractor, and visiting with friends and family.  
 
He will be greatly missed.  Travis is survived by his wife, Bobbie; their children, Dean Clay of Garrison, Texas, Sandy Walters and husband Bobby of Yoakum, Texas; grandchildren, Mandy Marshall and husband Nathan of Timpson, Texas, Lucy Walters of Yoakum, Texas; and a great granddaughter, Abigail Marshall of Timpson, Texas.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Travis and Gladys Clay; brothers and sister in laws, Harold and Wanda Clay, Richard and Judy Clay; and daughter in law, Ricann Clay.
 
Those of you that have been following him this past year, know that he’s had many ups and downs, some might say adventures.  But over the past months he’s managed to pull it all together.  He left us knowing how loved we were.  I think we can all say Travis has had a full life.  In fact some might say – 9 lives.  He has fought cancer, other illnesses, and repeatedly managed to recover and live another day to boss his family around.  They wouldn’t have it any other way.  But there comes a time that only God knows – a time to die and go home.  A place where there is no more pain or sorrow, a place to be with old friends and family and possibly a place to lay a few brick.
 
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us during this time of loss.
 
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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Treasa Renee Hall


 

 

NAME:     TREASA RENEE HALL             AGE:   42   
 
ADDRESS:    BROADDUS, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   08/28/2018, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
  
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      10/19/1975, BAYTOWN, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:     SATURDAY, 09/01/2018, 10:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE   
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:     
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:      
  
OFFICIATING:   AL PITTMAN
 
BURIAL:   
 
FATHER:  RICHARD BOWEN                MOTHER:     BECKY DAVIS
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    HOMEMAKER 
 
SURVIVED BY:     
HUSBAND:  ROBERT HALL OF BROADDUS
SONS:  DALTON HALL; JADEN HALL; & TRIPP HALL  - ALL OF BROADDUS
FATHER:  RICHARD BOWEN OF BUNA
BROTHER:  CHAD BOWEN (WENDY) OF BUNA
SISTERS:  MICHELLE CUNNINGHAM (ALLEN); & REBECCA DAVIS
FATHER & MOTHER-IN-LAW:  ALLEN & BOBBIE HALL OF KIRBYVILLE, TX.
BROTHER-IN-LAW:  JAMIE HALL OF BUNA
SISTER-IN-LAW:  CONNIE MERKA (TRAVIS) OF KIRBYVILLE
NUMEROUS OTHER FAMILY & FRIENDS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER MOTHER, BECKY BOWEN
 
 

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Mrs. Ruth Bussey


 

 

 
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Bussey of Timpson, Texas will be on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 at the New Hope C.M.E. Church in Timpson, Texas View will be from 9 A.M. - 10 A.M.  Services will begin at 10 A.M. 
 
 

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Mrs. Earnestine Johnson


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Earnestine Johnson (70) of Center, Texas will be Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at St. Paul  Missionary Baptist Church, Center, Texas at 11:00am  Mrs.  Johnson died August 23, 2018 at a local nursing facility.  Mrs. Johnson was born April 22, 1948.  Bro. James Wall officiating and Bro. Freddie Wilson, Eulogist.     
 
Mrs. Johnson is survived by:
 
Husband:  Johnnie Johnson of Center, Texas 
 
Son:  Nakia (Tammy) Johnson of Center, Texas 
 
Daughters:  Dorothy Davis of Houston, Texas and Sacajawea “Tiny” Johnson of Center, Texas 
 
Grandchildren:  Jakiel Johnson, Jamarh Johnson, Negaise Johnson, Niles Davis, Sylvia Davis, Asten Davis, and JaKivian Calhoun 
 
Great-Grandchildren:  Genesis King, Timothy Johnson, Germani Johnson, Ja’Kyah Johnson
 
Brothers:  Lilton Daniels and George (Elma) Daniels of Center, Texas 
 
Sisters:  Thelma Nobles of Tyler, Texas; Imogene Williams, Joyce Horton and Debra Goodwin all of Center, Texas 
 
Sister and Brother-in-laws:  Mamie (Vernon) Lister of Harker Heights, Texas and Willie Louis (Pearl) Johnson of San Augustine, Texas and a host of relatives 
 
           
Visitation:   Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Hicks Chapel.
             
Committal:  Westview Cemetery of Center, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 
 

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Gertrude Lane


 

Mrs. Gertrude Lane, age 92, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Lane, who was a former Mayor for the City of San Augustine, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Twin Lakes Rehab and Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, September 1, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment at Mosaic Cemetery
Pastor Amos Horton, Officiating
 
Visitation
 
Friday, August 31, 2018
12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Daughter-in-law Brenda Tillis of Los Angeles, CA
 
2 Step-Grandsons Keorric Holiday and Jon Christopher Tate of Fort Worth, Texas
 
2 Nieces Johnnie Fay Preston of Las Vegas, NV
Peggy Johnson of Tyler, Texas
 
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John Barney Richerson Jr.


 

 

Bro. John Barney Richerson Jr., 76, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 24, 2018 surrounded by his family in Timpson, Texas.  Born November 23, 1941, in Houston, Texas, John Barney is the son of the late John Barney Richerson Sr. and Selma Marie (Hilligiest) Richerson.  Visitation will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr.,  Timpson, Texas.  Funeral service will be held Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10AM at First Assembly of God Church, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Leroy Bowley and Bro. E.J. Adams officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, John Richerson met the love of his life, Arnette Hicks, and the two were married on October 14, 1961.  The two enjoyed over 57 years together before his passing.  They had four wonderful children and were blessed over the years.  In 1979 John brought his family to Timpson, Texas.  Bro. John began pastoring at First Assembly of God Church and was their dedicated pastor for over 20 years before retiring due to his health. Bro. John loved his family but most of all loved the Lord. 
 
John enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting.  He liked to go fishing in his spare time.  
 
He is survived by his loving wife, Arnette Hicks Richerson; daughters, Sheryl Pyle and husband Ronald of Cypress, Texas, Darla Andries and husband Martin of Carthage, Texas; daughter in law, Karina Richerson Willhoite and husband Robin of Timpson, Texas; grandchildren, Tiffany Newman and husband Jimmy Harris, John “Justin” Richerson IV and wife Chelsea Pate, Harley Richerson and husband Ty Cheshire, Amberly Sparks and husband Matthew, Corey Green and Rachel Roberts, Happy Willhoite; great grandchildren, Hunter Newman, Fisher Newman, Remington Newman, Brooklyn Nettle, Johnny Richerson, Alivia Deason, Tylie Cheshire, Ira Land, Hannah Odom, Matthew Sparks Jr., Bryer Parks, Lane Green, Wade Roberts, Logan Roberts, Ava Roberts; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
 
John is preceded in death by his parents; sons, John B. Richerson III, Douglas Wayne Richerson; granddaughter, Ashley Green; brothers, Ernest Warneke, Clarence Warneke; and sister, Margaret Teague.    
 
Pallbearers serving will be John “Justin” Richerson IV, Jeremy Bowley, Hunter Newman, Fisher Newman, Corey Green, Ty Cheshire, Robin Willhoite, and Jimmy Harris.
 
Honorary pallbearer will be Matthew Sparks.
 
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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Darrell Gray


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Darrell Gray, 88, of Etoile, Texas, passed away on August 21, 2018 in Etoile. He was born on February 6, 1930 in Shelbyville, Texas to Byron Gray and Reba Claybrook Gray. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery. 
 
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Darrell grew up in the Shelbyville, Joaquin and Logansport areas. He was an extremely hard worker who made a career in the automotive industry as a paint and body specialist. Darrell even owned his own shop in Corrigan for more than twenty years. He married Olee Henson in 1974, and they were married for over twenty years before her passing. Darrell was an avid outdoorsman who thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. One of his favorite activities that brought him such peace was watching deer and doves feed. He was a member of Etoile Pentecostal Church.
 
Darrell is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Daniel and husband, Morris of Etoile and Margaret White of Angleton; sons, Darrell Gray, Jr. and wife, Teresa of Chester and Lewis Gray of Etoile; sisters, Dean Glaze of Houston, Brenda Barber of Logansport and Doris Glover and husband, Dale of Logansport; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Olee Gray; parents, Byron and Reba Gray; brother and sisters, Addie Henderson, Vernon Gray, Jim Gray, Troyce Gray and Billie Janet Ramsey; son-in-law, Belton White.
 
Pallbearers will be Slinky Daniel, Bryan Daniel, Tim Daniel, Michael Gray, Terrence Murphy and Steven Barton.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Daniel, Ceverick Daniel, Sean Murphy, Jacob Daniel and Corbyn Daniel.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jim Fisher


 
Jim Fisher, 72, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at his residence.
 
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  
 
Mr. Fisher was born February 17, 1946, in Temple, to James Allen Fisher and Reba Whittington Fisher.  He served in the United States Army.  His hobbies included riding motorcycles, hunting, trail riding and spending time with his family.  He was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 44 years: Deb Fisher of Center
 
Children: 
Jeff Fisher and wife, Traci, of Gulf Shores, Alabama
Amber Fisher Vidrine and husband, Landon, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Christopher Fisher
Benjamin Fisher
Jaxx Fisher
Ali Vidrine
Gage Vidrine
 
A host of other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: James Allen Fisher and Reba Whittington Fisher
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Maciekowicz, Landon Vadrin, Alan Ricketson, Brad Parker and Jessie Hughes.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Neal Jones


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neal Jones, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at his residence.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Jones was born August 14, 1940, in Shelby County, to Jody Jones and Tura Fults Jones. Neal Jones was truly a self-made man. He worked hard all his life to provide for his wife, Joan, and his three boys: Mike, Matt, and Marc. With an entrepreneurial spirit and do-it-yourself attitude, he succeeded at many endeavors including: J&B Trucking, Neal Jones Portable Building Moving, Farming, a greenhouse nursery, and many more. He had a passion for the Old West, enjoying any film or show with John Wayne. Known affectionately as Papaw to his 6 grandchildren, his family enjoyed his sense of humor and grit. He truly loved his wife and family up until the last. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by
Wife: Joan Jones
 
Sons:
Mike Jones and wife, Diane
Matt Jones and wife, Jeannine
Marc Jones
 
Grandchildren:
Carsen Jones McFarland and husband, Wil
Caleb Jones
Katherine Jones
Joshua Jones
Sara Jones
Jonathan Jones
 
Brother: Bobby Jones and wife, Shirlene
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Special Friends: 
Greg Gay
Ramiro and Anna Montero
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Jody Jones and Tura Fults Jones
 
Pallbearers will be Mike Jones, Matt Jones, Marc Jones, Caleb Jones, Jonathan Jones, Ramiro Montero, Buren Lowe and Stephen Fults.  Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Harkness, Mark “Twain” Livingston, Hunter “Bubba” Mallory, Jason Burch and Greg “Shorty” Gay.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Linda Bennefield


 

 

NAME    LINDA BENNEFIELD                                       AGE:    70   
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  08/19/2018, LUFKIN, TEXAS     
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   08/07/1948, NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS        
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;   TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018, 2:00 P.M.   
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS 
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018, 5-8 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. SONNY SCARBOROUGH & BRO. GERALD SOWELL
 
BURIAL:        CORINTH CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
FATHER:   JOHN BULLOCK SOWELL                      MOTHER:      IDA MARTIN
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  BEAUTICIAN   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    BAPTIST  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
HUSBAND:  JAMES BENNEFIELD OF SAN AUGUSTINE
DAUGHTERS:  LACRESIA MCCAULEY & HUSBAND ROBERT OF SAN AUGUSTINE CARLA BLACKWELL OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
7 GRANDCHILDREN & 5 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
NUMEROUS COUSINS AND FRIENDS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS JOHN & IDA SOWELL; DAUGHTER, BELINDA BENNEFIELD; GRANDDAUGHER, STAR OLSON, 7 SIBLINGS.  
 
 
 
 

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Helen P. Southerland


 

 

Helen P. Southerland, 79, of Georgetown, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018, in Pflugerville.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 17, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Ms. Southerland was born October 20, 1938, in Center, to George Mitchell and Lela Hughes Mitchell.  She grew up in the Sardis Community of Shelby County and graduated from Center High School.  After high school, she lived in Houston, Dallas, Joaquin and later Georgetown.  Helen was a vibrant and independent woman who never realized how beautiful she was both inside and out. Although she had careers in the telecommunications, finance, tech, and grocery industries, Helen’s primary occupation was as a loving mother and sister. Blessed with a sharp mind and a quick wit, Helen was the life of the party and loved nothing more than playing games of Scrabble and 42 with her sisters Louie Don and Georgia and her nephew Mitchell. In her later years, Helen relocated to Central Texas and, together with her daughter Candy, she spent many weekends exploring the Hill Country and restaurants in and around Austin. 
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Candy Southerland of Pflugerville
 
Sisters:
Dixie Whiteside of Sardis
Louie Don Speedy and husband, Richard, of Houston
Georgia Bloodgood of Campti
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: John Southerland
Parents: George Mitchell and Lela Hughes Mitchell
 
 

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Drue Harris


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drue Harris, 88, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 13, 2018 in Center. He was born on September 23, 1929 in Fairplay, Texas to Turner Edward Harris and Madaline Ruby Wyatt Harris. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Harris Cemetery in Fairplay with Bro. Robert Ortigo officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.  
 
Drue grew up in Starville and worked on the custodial staff at Henderson ISD until retirement. Drue met Mary Ellen Anderson at church in 1989 and immediately was smitten. On July 3, 1990, the two were married and built a beautiful life together with their families for 28 years. Drue was so good to Mary Ellen and was devoted to doing whatever he could for her and their children. Drue loved to talk. Some of his favorite topics were sharing stories about his parents and his job at the pecan orchard. He was also very devoted to his faith in the Lord. He treasured the moments spent listening to his wife read the Bible to him as well as listening to the Gaither’s gospel group. Drue could sit for hours just watching them on VHS tapes. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors farming, gardening and taking care of the lawn. Drue was a member of Church of God in White Oak. 
 
Drue is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Anderson Harris; sons, James Allen Dunahoe of Gladewater, Billy Joe Dunahoe and wife, Rhonda of Gladewater, Jack Edwin Dunahoe of Gladewater and Samuel Elton Smalley of Houston; daughters, Kathy Thigpen and husband, Jerry of Woodville, Barbara Jean Sorrells and husband, Jesse of Gladewater and Theresa Jones and husband, Buck of Joaquin; sisters, Barbara Ann Harris Brown of San Antonio and Linda Gay Harris of Winona; niece, Sherry Reed and husband, Wayne of Starville; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Turner and Madaline Harris and his sister, Evelyn Deloris Roberts.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 

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Janice Carol Snider


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janice Carol Snider, 75, of Garrison, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Houston.
 
Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Central Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating. 
 
Mrs. Jan was born July 21, 1942, in Many, Louisiana, to Alva Louis Tarver and Carro Boydstun Tarver.  
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Kristi Parfait and husband, Clyde
 
Grandchildren: 
Maylee 
Cayden
Kynlee
Shon and wife, Brigitte
 
Son: Kevin Weldon
 
Grandchildren:
Sarah 
Ashley 
 
Daughter: Ava Sumners and husband, Terry
Grandchildren:
Christopher 
Lauren
 
Son: Kerry Weldon and wife, Sharyn
 
A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Brother: Richard Tarver and wife, Mary Beth
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Jerrel Snider
Son: Kendall Weldon
Parents: Alva Louis Tarver and Carro Boydstun Tarver
 
 
 
 

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Lisa Jo Stephenson


 

 

Lisa Jo Stephenson, 57, of Gary, Texas passed away on August 12, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born August 30, 1960, in Carthage, Texas, Lisa Jo is the daughter of the late Marlin Joe Stephenson and Barbara Jeff Stephenson.  Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Mt. Bethel Cemetery, FM 999, Gary, Texas.  
 
 
 
Lisa Jo was raised in Gary, Texas and graduated from Gary High School.  After graduation she went to work for Acme Brick in Garrison before retiring after 30 years of service. She was also employed with Nuverra Environmental Solutions. She enjoyed farming, ranching, and sorting.  Lisa Jo was an extremly hard worker always having a positive outlook on life and circumstances.  She showed cattle, competed in sorting and ranch rodeo events, bringing home buckles for her extreme effort.  Lisa Jo was an avid Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo fan, entering and competing in the annual BBQ cookoff each year.  She had a phenominal dutch oven cobbler.  She loved cooking outdoors in her dutch oven cookware.  Lisa Jo had two special companions, “Cowgirl” her dog, and “Jasper” her horse whom she loved to ride.  
 
 
 
She is survived by her aunt, Dixie Watkins of Carthage, Texas; cousins, Barbara Cook, Caddell Stephenson and wife Gaye, Danny Stephenson and wife Linda, Michael Stephenson and wife Patsy, Sammy Stephenson and wife Charlotte, Jerry Stephenson and wife Patricia, Dewayne Shinn and wife Sharon, Carry Shinn and wife Karen, Darrell Shinn and wife Leeann, Sandy Hendricks and husband Craig, Larry Crump and wife Liliana;  Larry Don Vines and wife Sheena; and numerous other cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.
 
 
 
Lisa Jo is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and sister, Teresa Stephenson, and the love of her life Bruce Johnson.
 
 
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.
 
 

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Juanita Bush


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juanita Bush, 96, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 9, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. She was born on November 14, 1921 in Shelby County to Fred Franks and Tommie Strawn Franks. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins and Bro. Kris Groda officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
 
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 
 
Juanita grew up in Shelby County. She graduated from Cooper High School in Arcadia and later continued her education to receive her Associate’s Degree as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Juanita worked for Shelby Regional Medical Center and at Holiday Nursing Home. She was a kind and loving woman dedicated to helping care for her family. 
 
Juanita is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Golden of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Connie Stewart and husband, Ronnie of Cookville; grandchildren, Rodney Golden and wife, Sonya of Center, Rhonda Deininger of Tulsa, Oklahoma, DeAnn Jonte’ and husband, Jay of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Derek Golden of San Antonio and Ty Abston and wife, Anne of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Grace Ann Deininger of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Taylor Anne and husband, Kort Breaux of Boerne, Tanner Abston of Dallas and Garrett Jonte’ of Lexington, Kentucky; and numerous other nieces, nephews, family and friends. 
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ozroe Bush; parents, Fred and Tommie Franks; brothers, Henry D. Franks, Howard Franks and Harold Franks; and sisters, Bobbie Badger and Freda Mae LaBeth.
 
Pallbearers will be Rodney Golden, Derek Golden, Kerry Franks, J.D. Franks, Jay Jonte, Ty Abston and Mike LaBeth.
 
Honorary pallbearers are Pat Franks and Darren Wiggins. 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 

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Fredrick Clyde Bryan


 
 
Memorial service for Fredrick Clyde Bryan, age 87, of Center, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Center United Pentecostal Church Fellowship Hall (old church) officiated by Charles Geuin.
 
Clyde was born January 9, 1931, in San Augustine County at White City to Jefferson Bryan and Loda Lee (Gregory) Bryan.
 
At the age of 18, Clyde joined the Army Air Corp.  Shortly before discharge, he married Anna Laura Hixanbaugh and remained married for 60 years.  They had four children: Fred, Judi, Don and John Bryan.
 
After discharge, he worked as a pipe liner, lumberjack in Oregon, explosive expert, and for 26 years was a boiler maker.  He retired to Center, Texas, close to his home town of Broaddus.  After retirement, he enjoyed gardening and studying the Bible.
 
He is survived by his daughter, Judi and husband John Michael Carpenter of Broadalbin, N.Y.; son, John Bryan and wife Teresa of Kelso, Washington; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brothers, Hedrick Bryan, Gerald Dwain Bryan and wife Bonney Marie, Lloyd Bryan and wife Lois; sister, Dessie Christian Cowan and husband Howell.
 
He is preceded in death by wife, Anna Laura; sons, Fred and Don; parents, Jefferson and Loda Bryan; brothers, Jefferson Ray Bryan, William Marion Bryan and Arthur; sisters, Mary Ann Bryan and Armatha Sue Amore.
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Leukemia Foundation.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

 

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Joyce Dorris


Funeral Service for Joyce Dorris age 85, of Garrison, Texas will be at 1:00pm, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Arlam Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas with Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison, Texas/ Mrs. Dorris died Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in Garrison, Texas. She was born December 26, 1932 in Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Arlam Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas before service.

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Lola Mae Davis


 

 

Lola Mae Davis, 85, of Center, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at her residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
 
Mrs. Davis was born December 12, 1932, in Shelbyville, to Frank Denby and Iva Scarborough Denby.  She enjoyed reading, gardening and cooking.  Her favorite times were those spent with family and friends.  Mrs. Davis was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.
 
She is survived by
Husband of 61 years: Buck Davis of Center
 
Children:
Lynn Davis and wife, Yolanda, of Center
Joyce Dean and husband, Junior, of Shelbyville
Howard Davis and wife, Patty, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Tim Parker and wife, Emily, of Minden, Louisiana
Brittany Foster and husband, Matt, of Center
Josh Davis and wife, Lindsay, of Center
Clayton Dean of Shelbyville
 
Great Grandchildren:
Carson Parker
Case Parker
Roman Foster
Ivy Foster
Raylee Davis
Hayes Davis
 
Sisters:
Merle Farmer and husband, John, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Ola Bell Arney of Adrian, Missouri
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank Denby and Iva Scarborough Denby
Sisters: Annie Ruth Coots, Fronie Moore
 
Pallbearers will be Tim Parker, Josh Davis, Danny Scarborough, Matt Foster, Billy Davis and Sonny Davis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Carson Parker, Clay Dean, John Koltonski and Roman Foster.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, 177 CR 2450, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.
 
A special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of our wife and mother.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Lynnette Ann Bosman


 
 
 
 
Lynnette Ann Bosman, 57, of Houston, Texas, passed away on August 2, 2018 in Humble, TX. She was born on August 26, 1960 in Houston, Texas to Jake Stoll and Margaret Blackburn Stoll. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. 
 
A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Mangum Funeral Home in Center. 
 
Lynnette (Lenny) grew up in Houston where she met Walter Bosman, Jr. The two were married on July 25, 1980 and spent over 34 beautiful years together before his passing in 2015. Jr. truly was the great love of her life.  Outside of her career as a property manager, Lenny enjoyed crocheting and various other crafts, playing online games and poker, tending to her plants and working through numerous puzzle books. She was candid and outspoken, generous to others in times of need and loved her children and grandchildren.  She was extremely proud of the family she had created with Jr. 
 
Lynnette is survived by her son, Walter Bosman III and wife, Alyssa of Katy; daughter, Christie Bosman and significant other, Oscar Rodriguez of Cypress; brothers, Paul Lonneberg and wife, Ernestine of Anniston, Alabama and Kirk Lonneberg and wife, Janet of Baytown; sisters, Sandra Mauro of Katy, Diana Graham and husband, Don of Baytown and Karen Wright and Stacy Childress of San Saba; grandchildren, Jett Bosman and Meagan Behrens.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bosman, Jr.; parents, Jake and Margaret Stoll; grandparents Meta and Jake Stoll Sr. and brother-in-law, Nick Mauro.
Pallbearers will be Walter Bosman III, Oscar Rodriguez, Don Graham, Don Graham III, Allen O’Quain and Clint Collins.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 

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Martin "Marty" Mikesh


 

 

Martin “Marty” Mikesh, 54, of Timpson, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jerry Green officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Mikesh was born December 31, 1963, in Kountze, to Raymond Mikesh and Betty Rhodes Mikesh.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.  Mr. Mikesh was a member of Timpson Fire Department and Emergency Ambulance Service.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Tammy Mikesh of Timpson
 
Children:
Ashley Mikesh Durrett and husband, Jason, of Timpson
Brian Mikesh and wife, Ashley, of Silsbee
Phillip Mikesh and wife, Ciera, of Timpson
David Lawhorn and wife, Nora, of Timpson
MeLisa Moore and husband, Danny, of Beaumont
 
Grandchildren:
Christopher Booker
Angel Booker
Cody Booker
James Durrett
Dusty Durrett
Braxton Mikesh
James Mikesh
Briley Mikesh
Shane Mikesh
Jacob Mikesh
Autumn Lawhorn
David Lawhorn Jr.
Victoria Lawhorn
Allison Lawhorn
Danny Moore Jr. and wife, Jessica
Kristin Powell
Joshua Moore
 
Great Grandchildren:
Faith
Jeremiah
Colton
Taylor
Kali
Khloe
 
Siblings:
Betsy Byrd and husband, Jimmy, of Carthage
Bubba Mikesh and wife, Iva, of Center
Karen Wilkinson and husband, Tommy, of Tenaha
Angel Rodgers and husband, Rodney, of Joaquin
 
Mother-in-law: Mary Stephenson of Timpson
 
Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: 
Debra Vick and husband, Frank, of Silsbee
Thomas King of Timpson
Angelia Palmer and husband, Tim, of Silsbee
Lila Reynold and husband, Rusty, of Silsbee
Billy Dickerson and wife, Lisa, of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Aunt: Evelyn Sterns
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond Mikesh and Betty Rhodes Mikesh
Sister: Janice Elizabeth Mikesh
Niece: Tawsha Fayette Mikesh
Nephews: Buddy Boyett, Joey “Fat Boy” Windham
 
Pallbearers will be Tommy King, Billy Dickerson, Dustin King, Chad Mikesh, Wade Angelo and Zach Graham.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Josef Fitzgerald Whittaker


 

 

 
 
52-year-old Mr. Josef Fitzgerald Whittaker, of Houston, formerly of Timpson, passed away on Friday 3rd in Galveston.  Services will be Tuesday 7th at 11 a.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Rayford Caraway officiating.  Interment will follow in the Friendship Cemetery.
 
He is survived by:
 
1 Son Joey & Jakra Mardis of Houston
 
2 Grandchildren
 
Mother Melva Colbert of Houston
 
Father Joe D. Whittaker of Houston
 
1 Brother Mario Bussey of South Carolina
 
2 Sisters Tamara & Alber Parker and Vermella & Cedric Thomas all of Houston
 
 
 

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Kathryn Johnson Griffin


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Johnson Griffin, 91, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2018, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.  Private graveside service will be held at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating. 
 
Mrs. Griffin was born April 3, 1927, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to John R. “Bud” Johnson and Helen Hesser Johnson. Her hobbies included gardening, working puzzles, and caring for her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Griffin was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Robert Griffin of Garrison, Texas
John Griffin and wife, Glenna, of Garrison, Texas
Max Griffin Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana
Kathy Petersen and husband, Reid, of Elysian Fields, Texas
Ginger Gwinn of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
12 Grandchildren
 
14 Great Grandchildren
 
Siblings:
Phillip Johnson of Arizona
William Johnson of Canadian, Oklahoma
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Max R. Griffin, Sr.
Great Grandson: Jackson Glen Griffin
Parents: John R. “Bud” Johnson and Helen Hesser Johnson
Siblings: Roy Johnson, Gertrude Westbrook, Imogene Gaiennie, Dorothy Morgan
 
Pallbearers will be Jason Griffin, John Griffin Jr., Taylor Griffin, Christian McCoy, Drew Hermes, Colton Barrett
Honorary pallbearer will be Jason Barrett.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mrs. Griffin to a charity of your choice.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.
 
 

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Gus Terrell Childs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral services for Gus Terrell Childs will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr.,  Timpson, Texas with Rev. W.T. Permenter and Rev. Matt Cecil officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
Visitation will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5PM to 7PM at Taylor Funeral Home. 
 
Gus Terrell Childs, 97, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 1, 2018 in Garrison, Texas.  Born September 20, 1920, in Stockman, Texas, Gus Terrell Childs is the son of the late Gus Trammel Childs and Ola Antha (Hughes) Childs.  He married Margie Sue Ramsey on June 28, 1946, and they spent over 69 years together.
 
He entered the United States Air Force in 1939 after graduating from Timpson High School.  He was crew and flight chief during World War II, serving mostly in North Africa.  Then he served in several other places, including Sculthorpe, England and Lockbourne, Ohio, retiring as Chief Master Sergeant in 1962.  He became a custom home builder and started a poultry growing operation with his wife.  
 
Through the years, Terrell served as Sunday School teacher and deacon of the Baptist Church.  He was a Boy Scout leader in Timpson.  He and Margie enjoyed traveling with their camper.  His interests included beekeeping, operating a small sawmill, and woodworking.  Many are the cedar chests and bookshelves he made with lumber he cut himself.
 
His last years were spent in a small house located where he lived as a boy.
 
Survivors include daughter, Sue Childs Pinkston; sons, Philip Childs and wife Kathy, Jim Childs and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Rob Pinkston and wife Denise, Stephanie Pinkston and husband Tim Cobb, Elaine Childs and husband Kristian Magda, Brock Childs; and great grandchildren, Jessica Pinkston, Nathan Pinkston, and Ashley Pinkston.
 
Pallbearers serving will be Boy Scouts Troop #113.
 
If you wish, in lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.
 
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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Bobby Gene Spruiell


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Gene Spruiell passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 75.  Bob was born January 8, 1943 in Levelland, Texas to Fred and Pauline Noveta Spruiell. Bob grew up and attended school in Levelland. He served in the US Air Force. He married Raquel Torres on August 2, 1969 in Levelland. Though he worked in several professions, his passion was serving underprivileged children.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Raquel; his daughter, Novita; parents Fred and Pauline Spruiell; two brothers, Bill Spruiell and JC Spruiell; and three sisters, Trudy McArthur, Shelly Kelsay, and Linda Hoyt.
 
Those left to mourn his passing include son Chris Spruiell and wife Cari of Georgetown; daughter Rebekah Spruiell and partner Nicole Ordoyne of Gretna, Louisiana; two grandchildren, Maya and Riley Spruiell of Georgetown; three brothers, Howard Spruiell of Center, and Freddie and Ronnie Spruiell of Levelland; two sisters, Juanita Leonard of Denison and Jan Blankenship of Granite Shoals; and several nieces and nephews.  
 
The family will hold a private memorial at a later date.
 
 
 
 

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Shirley Swindle


 
 
Ms. Shirley Swindle, age 78, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Swindle passed away on July 30, 2018 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
 
Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Interment: Buckley Cemetery
Pastor Herman Johnson, officiating
 
VISITATION 
 
Friday, August 3, 2018
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Daughter Patricia Ann Swindle 
 
Step-Mother Mary Giles Thomas
 
4 Sisters Shirlean Anthony (John)
Mae Swindle
Lori Dupree (Winfred)
Vernell Hicks
 
A hot of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Kenneth Carl Grace


 

 

Mr. Kenneth Carl Grace, age 50, of Hemphill, Texas.  Mr. Grace passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, August 4, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Macedonia Baptist Church, Hemphill, Texas 
Internment: Macedonia Cemetery 
Pastor Joe Gilbert, Officiating Minister
 
Memorial Ceremony by the Members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will be help prior to the Funeral Services on:
Saturday, August 4, 2018
12 noon to 12:45 p.m.
Macedonia Baptist Church, Hemphill, Texas
The family requests that if you wish to attend the Memorial Ceremony, please arrive before 12 noon to get a seat before the start of the Memorial Ceremony; no one will be allowed to enter the sanctuary during the ceremony.
 
VISITATION
 
Friday, August 3, 2018
3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel in San Augustine, Texas
 
Viewing on Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00 a.m. until 12 noon or start of Memorial Ceremony
Macedonia Baptist Church, Hemphill, Texas
 
SUVIVORS
 
1 Brother Jarl Grace (Tykisha) of San Antonio, Texas
 
2 Sisters Carla Grace Roberson of Pflugerville, Texas
Vashti Grace of Arlington, Texas
 
A host of aunties, uncles, other relatives, and friends.
 
 

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Bobby Glen Johnson


 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Bobby Glen Johnson (54) of Center, Texas.  Mr. Johnson was born September 28, 1963.    Mr. Johnson died, Friday, July 27, 2018.  Funeral services are Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church (Highway 87 West), Center, Texas at 1:00pm.  Rev. Gary Suell will be officiating and Bishop William E. Nash Eulogist. 
 
Mr. Bobby Glenn Johnson is survived by:
Special Friend:  Valerie Marshall of Center, Texas 
Sons:  Bobby Harris of Louisiana and LaCory Buckley of Center, Texas
Daughters:  Patricia Harris of Timpson, Texas and Brittany Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas 
Brother:  Joe Mack Johnson (Lender) of Timpson, Texas
Sisters:  Linda Fay Johnson, Weatherd (James) of Center, Texas; Sue Jenkins of Garrison, Texas; and Barbara Thomas (Eddie) of Italy, Texas 
 
Visitation:  Friday, August 3, 2018, at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm-8:00pm
Committal:  Mt Gillion Cemetery 
Repass:  Mt. Gillion Church 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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Willie Swindle (Syrup Man)


 

 

 
Mr. Willie Swindle (Syrup Man) 103 of the New Harmony Community passed away on Thursday evening at Pine Grove Nursing Center.  Visitation Monday from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Community Funeral Home in Center, TX.  Services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX.
 
Interment will follow at the Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, TX.
 
He is survived by:
 
4 Sons: Travis Swindle, James Swindle, Bishop Zephaniah Swindle, Willie Pearl Swindle
 
4 Daughters: Rosa Lee Roberson, Mary Ann Swindle, LuSean Swindle Garrett, Zera Joyce Swindle Harris
 
 
 

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Douglas William Stone


 

 

Douglas William Stone, 76, of Logansport, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Garrison.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Charles Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Stone was born May 25, 1942, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Raymond Oliver Stone and Beatron Wiggins Stone.  Douglas devoted his life to his family.  He married his “Honey” Ina Hennigan on July 9, 1960.  They were married for 57 years and you could almost always find them alongside each other.  Douglas was ordained as a deacon on February 16, 1996 at Center Missionary Baptist Church.  On August 1, 1999, he surrendered to preach and was elected associate pastor May 5, 2004.  Then on Sunday, August 22, 2004, he was ordained as a minister.  He pastored Old Salem MBC and Mims Springs Baptist Mission.
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Teresa Watson and husband, Fess, of Joaquin
 
Son: Ronald Stone and wife, Susan, of Joaquin
 
Grandchildren:
Heidi Pritchett and husband, Randall, of Joaquin
Piper Moton and husband, Chance, of Stanley, Louisiana
Ciara O’Rear of Joaquin
Shiloh Stone of Joaquin
Nacona Stone of Joaquin
 
Great Grandchildren:
Chandler Pritchett
Aspen Pritchett
Palin Moton
 
Sisters:
Margaret Sermons of Shreveport, Louisiana
Bettie Ann Strong of Center, Texas
 
Sister-in-law: Edith Stone of Springridge, Louisiana
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
A host of other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife of 57 years: Ina Hennigan Stone
Parents: Raymond Oliver Stone and Beatron Wiggins Stone
Brothers: Billy Ray Stone, Oliver Stone
Sister: Nelda Faye Heyen
Brother-in-law: G.W. Strong
 
A special thanks to Garrison Nursing Home and staff for their compassionate care.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Marie Joyce Bittick


 

 

Marie Joyce Bittick, 92, of Lufkin, Texas, passed from this world on July 22, 2018. She was born on July 22, 1926 in Shelby County to Iva Nell Coe Shelton and Pluma Reedy. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Old Salem Cemetery in Center.  A memorial will follow on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall located at 2212 E. Lufkin Avenue in Lufkin. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to her congregation in memorial for projects dear to her heart.
 
Marie was very involved in the ministry of the Lufkin East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where she enjoyed volunteering, sharing the Bible and helping those in need. In her spare time, Marie loved working with her flowers, honing her skills as a master gardener. Even though everyone said she had a green thumb, her most notable trade was in the kitchen where her sweet tea and hot water cornbread accompanied almost every delicious meal. She was a skilled seamstress, sewing all of her own clothes and fashioning quilts for each of her great-grandchildren, whom she treasured more than life.
 
Marie is survived by her son, Tommy Bittick of Burke; grandchildren, Tanya Guajardo and husband, Michael of Huntington, Chad Bittick and wife, Kim of Lufkin, and Brandi Turner and husband, Rodney of Huntington; great-grandchildren, Rachael Guajardo, Bradley Turner, Joshua Bittick, Lance Turner, Marissa Guajardo and Gabriel Guajardo.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jessie Leon Bittick; sisters, Hazel Weeks, Bobbie Jean Allmon and Iva Nell Coe Shelton; and her first great grandchild, Michael Stephen Guajardo, Jr.
 
Pallbearers are Bradley Turner, Lance Turner, Joshua Bittick, Gabriel Guajardo, Aaron Young, Gilbert Jacinto and Patrick Sloan.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.  
 
 

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J. W. Adams


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. W. Adams, 90, of Center, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Dr. Jack Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Adams was born March 30, 1928, in Center, to Johnny B Adams and E.V. Barber Adams.  He served in the United States Army where he received the rank of Sergeant First Class. Mr. Adams worked for AT&T for 39 years.  His hobbies included woodworking, farming, ranching, fishing and spending time with family and friends.  Mr. Adams was a member of North Jericho Missionary Baptist Church and the Pioneers of AT&T.
 
He is survived by
Children: 
Wayne Adams and wife, Rusty, of Dallas, Texas
Sheilah Reeves and husband, Bob, of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Daniel Adams and wife, Marie-Claude, of Kihei, Hawaii
Cassie Adams of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aaron Adams and wife, Sapphire, of Los Angeles, California
Chelsea Reeves of Newport Beach, California
Abby Boyd and husband, Weston, of Georgetown, Texas
Adam Reeves of Austin, Texas
 
Great Grandson: Luke William Adams of Kihei, Hawaii
 
Great Grandson to be: William Blaine Boyd of Georgetown, Texas
 
Aunt: Geraldine Johnson
 
Longtime friend: Norma Rudd of Center, Texas
 
Her dear family:
Kemi Faulkenberry and husband, Jerry, of Center, Texas
Keli Chandler and husband, David, of Center, Texas
Hannah Faulkenberry of Center, Texas
Josiah Faulkenberry and wife, Randi Kay, of Center, Texas
Brooke Fletcher of Houston, Texas
Dawson Chandler of Center, Texas
Rylan Chandler of Center, Texas
Wyatt Faulkenberry of Center, Texas
Brylie Ross of Center, Texas
Camille Crowe of Center, Texas
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Wilma Jean Adams 
Parents: Johnny B Adams and E.V. Hughes (Barber) Adams
 
Pallbearers will be Daniel Adams, Aaron Adams, Adam Reeves, Weston Boyd, Vernon Pajarito and Josiah Faulkenberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Rylan Chandler and Dawson Chandler.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

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Randy Lewis Bush


 

 

Randy Lewis Bush, 63, of Timpson, passed away July 25, 2018, at his residence.
 
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at First United Pentecostal Church in Center. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson and Charles Bush officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
 
Mr. Bush was born March 22, 1955, to Coye D. and Ima Jean Bush.  He was the fifth child of eight children.  Randy attended Center High School.  He was a member of Center First UPC Church.  He was a heavy equipment operator most of his life and took pride in his work. 
 
Randy married the love of his life Margaret in 1974.  Together, they had their only child, Mandy.  He loved her more than anything.  He had a son-in-law that he thought of his own and three grandchildren, Macayla, Macade and Mason that he cherished more than anything. 
 
Randy enjoyed hunting, fishing and working cattle.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Margaret Sims Bush
 
Daughter and Son-in-law: Mandy and Eric Perry
 
Grandchildren:
Macayla Leigh Perry
Samuel Macade Perry
Mason Lewis Perry
 
Brothers and Sisters-in-law:
Bubba Bush and wife, Nancy
Dewayne Bush
 
Sisters and Brothers-in-law:
Beverly Slatter and husband, Basel
Sandra Walsh and husband, Bubba
Tammy Ramirez and husband, Amando
Kim Jarjoura and husband, Jeff
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Sylvia Clifton
Cynthia (Tammy) Bailey
Thea Tanner
 
Special caretakers and friends:
Richard Hill
Victoria Duvon
Affinity Hospice and staff
Mrs. Rita
Mrs. Tammy
Miss Mallory
Mrs. Evelyn
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Coye D. and Ima Jean Bush
Grandparents: Lewis and Della Livingston, Elton and Cordell Bush
Sister: Brenda Bush Wright
Nephew: Nathan Davis
 
Pallbearers will be Charles Bush, Colt Bush, Kyle Bush, Dewayne Bailey, Kevin Bush and Brent Slatter.  Honorary pallbearers will be State Representative Chris Paddie, Brandon Slatter, Trae George, Clay Bush and Andy Ramirez.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Jane Cooper


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jane Cooper, 77, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Nathan Cox and Bro. Gene Walker officiating.  Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mrs. Cooper was born November 18, 1940, in Center, to Bob Powdrill and Laura Ballard Powdrill.  She enjoyed her work at Center ISD and also enjoyed spending time with family.  Mrs. Cooper was a member of Northside Church of Christ.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Robert Cooper of Center
Tanya Williams and husband, Stephen, of Center
Brenda Acuna
 
Grandchildren:
Shane Cooper and wife, Chasity, of Center
Shannon Cooper and wife, Christee, of Joaquin
Ryley Cooper of Junction
Hannah Cooper of Junction
Sawyer Williams of Center
Sydney Williams of Center
Kevin Acuna and wife, Sarah, of Garrison
Tabitha Cooper and husband, Vic, of Shelbyville
 
Great Grandchildren:
Laney Cooper
Kaden Nance
Lexi Cooper
Mason Acuna
 
A host of other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Billy Cooper
Parents: Bob Powdrill and Laura Ballard Powdrill
Sisters: Billie Tillotson, Marie Smith, Robbie Hart, Francis LeGrone, Johnnie Weeks, Martha Crippen
Brothers: Howell Powdrill, Robert Powdrill
Grandchild: Skylar Williams
Daughter-in-law: Linda Brittan
 
Pallbearers will be Kevin Acuna, Jack Nichols, Mike Baldwin, Chester Dawson, Cecil Chessher and Laura Walker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Baldwin, Gene Walker, Alan Penick, Tedd Holt and Rick Foehner.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catherine Pinkston Scholarship Fund in Mrs. Cooper’s honor.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Juanita Norris


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juanita Norris, 91, of Joaquin, entered into rest Tuesday, July 24, 2018.  
 
Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Timothy Roberson officiating.  Interment will follow at Tetter Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., in Humble.
 
Mrs. Norris was born October 7, 1926, in the Tennessee Community of Shelby County, to Walter B. Thompson and Audrey Spurlock Thompson.  She enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her family.  She was a member of Grace Baldwin Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Tenaha, the ladies sewing ministry and also involved with meals of love.  She always looked forward to spending time with her girls packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child and making memories with her family at the Party Barn.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Dolores Walker and husband, Lynn
Debbie Spurlock and husband, David
Kelley Roberson and husband, Chip
Judy Bardwell and husband, L.W.
 
Grandchildren:
Chris Norris and wife, Heather
Rocky Norris
Phil Walker and wife, Jamie
Pam Walker
Patrick Walker
Jaime Krametbauer and husband, Joseph
Erin Torres and husband, Luis
Adrean Seaborn and husband, Miles, IV
Timothy Roberson and wife, Nicole
Will Bardwell and wife, Chelsea
Anna Bardwell
 
Great Grandchildren:
Brittany Bourn and husband, Jacoby
Alyssa Norris
Samantha Trammell
Nicholas Norris
Sadie Walker
Tripp Walker
Jaxon Krametbauer
Madix Krametbauer
Dax Krametbauer
Rhett Torres
Audrey Seaborn
Miles Seaborn, V
Ava Seaborn
Julia Roberson
Cline Roberson
Ella Rose Roberson
 
Great Granddaughter: Preslee Bourn
Sister: JoNell Barnes
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Faye Thompson
Lillie Thompson Townsend
 
Nieces, nephews and other relatives.
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: William Raymond Norris, Sr.
Sons: William Raymond Norris, Jr., Wayne Robert Norris
Great Grandson: William Zachary Norris
Parents: Walter B. Thompson and Audrey Spurlock Thompson
Brothers: Cline Thompson, Harold Thompson
 
Pallbearers will be Chris Norris, Rocky Norris, Phil Walker, Patrick Walker, Timothy Roberson and Will Bardwell.  Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandsons.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child, PO Box 159, Tenaha, Texas 75974.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Jordan Chase Shisler


 
 
 
 
 
Jordan Chase Shisler, 8, of Greenwood, Texas, passed away on July 23, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on June 9, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Jordan Dean Shisler and Courtney Carol Cylene Swanson. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Son Windham officiating. 
 
Chase grew up in Center. He attended Greenwood ISD where he made lots of friends and impacted the fellow students and staff while there. He was a very personable child and wanted to be friends with everyone he met. Chase would be very concerned when someone did not want to share a friendship with him. It was often hard for him to understand why other people did not have a heart like his. Chase was an active young man. He played baseball and was in the Boy Scouts. He also enjoyed attending AWANAS at Greenwood Baptist Church. Chase’s faith was an integral part of his life even at such a young age. He had a deep, strong faith in the Lord and loved Him. He was faithful to pray every day and each night before bed, he would make sure to remind his whole family if they happened to forget. Chase always talked about heaven and was curious what the angels would look like. It’s as if God knew that he was too good for this earth, and it was time to take him to meet those angels he so often dreamed about. 
 
While Chase exemplified characteristics well beyond his years, he was still a kid at heart. He wrestled and played all the time. He enjoyed activities and fun just like any other eight-year-old. He loved video games, watching You-Tube, riding go-karts and playing with his cousins. He also liked to swim as long as he could touch the bottom, and even then he would sometimes question its stability. Chase had also taken a great interest in science and magic. Like most kids, he liked superheroes, the Hulk was his favorite; however, he actually was more fond of the villains. There was something about the mystery and challenge that intrigued Chase. The Joker was his favorite villain.
 
Chase was an exceptional boy who breathed life into the world around him. He was a happy child, full of light and laughter. You rarely saw him without a smile on his face and that smile was so contagious. His silly dances and singing would brighten any situation. His love for his family was indescribable. He was a true Momma’s boy, but he had a deep admiration for his Daddy…both of them. The amount of passion, heart, spunk and joy that was packed into such a small person is rarely found in adults, but Chase had it all. He made the world a better place. 
 
Chase is survived by:
Parents:
Jordan Shisler of Center, Texas
Courtney and A.J. Green of Greenwood, Texas
 
Grandparents: 
Chad Earl Swanson and Rebecca Sinclair Swanson of Odessa, Texas
Jerry Elswick of Shelbyville, Texas
Paula San Augustine of Center, Texas
Jamie Nelson of Bryan, Texas
 
Great-Grandparents:
Dean and Pauletta Shisler of Center, Texas
 
Great-Great Grandmother:
Helen Landers of Magnolia, Texas
 
Aunts and Uncles:
Dakota and Ashley Poindexter of Center
Amber and Josh Marrs of San Antonio, Texas
Ronnie Wade Myers of Alvin, Texas
Jose and Angelica Paredes of Center, Texas
Caleb Shisler of Center, Texas
Amanda and Kwi Gary of Plano, Texas
Josh and Dori Elswick of Waxahachie, Texas
Cheyenne and Kylee Moore of Center, Texas
Regina and Allen Ramsey of Trinity, Texas
 
A host of other family and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by grandparents, Betty Ruth Elswick, George Shisler, Robert and Johnnie Bolton and Carol Dawn Cain; great-great grandparents, John Paul and Gladys Sanford; and uncle, Chase Swanson. 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 

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Dorothy Jane Lee


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dorothy Lee was born on March 2, 1930 in Wells, Texas, the daughter of Authur and Ruthie McKinnon Wesley.  She was raised in East Texas where she learned valuable lessons and life skills from hardworking family members.  Dorothy lost her parents at an early age, therefore, had extended family that raised her and loved her throughout her life.  She learned to be an independent and loving lady who always put family first.  Her time as a child was spent in the cotton field and surrounded by those whom she loved.  She learned to sew, quilt, and cook.  Her skills at all of these only advanced with time.  She loved to cook and was best known for her chocolate pie (of which she never shared her secrets) and her old fashioned tea cakes and syrup cookies.  She married a fine gentleman, F.G. Lee and the two made wonderful memories together until his passing in 1982.  They raised their children with the same great values that she was taught.  Dorothy honed in on her sewing skills when she became a mother, as she made beautiful clothes for all her children and grandchildren.  The kids’ favorite memories of their Mamma include playing “Red Rover Ball” and watching their mamma jump rope, along with playing other childhood games.  She had a great passion for dancing and country music.  She was dancing up until her last days here, as she two-stepped with her grandsons as often as she was able. She was a very devoted, kind, and loving lady and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.    
 
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Ellis W. Lee of Lufkin and Royce Lee of Shelbyville; daughters, Barbara Hill of Huntington and Virginia Davis & husband, Richard of Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and loving friends.  
She is preceded in death by her husband, F.G. Lee; parents, Authur and Ruthie McKinnon; son, Joe Lee; brothers, Shirley Wesley, James Wesley, and Charles Wesley; grandchildren, Jonathan Luce, Damon Scott Luce, and Jonathan James Morales.
 
Pallbearers will be Ellis Lee, Royce Lee, Michael “Mike” Reese, Steven Winski, Jim Sumrall, and Nunley “Bubba” Russell.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 

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Roger Lee Hale


 

 

Mr. Roger Lee Hale, age 67, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Hale passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at CHI St. Luke Memorial Hospital in San Augustine, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday July 28, 2018
1 P. M.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment in Mosaic Cemetery
Rev. Ardis Mosby, Officiating
 
Visitation
Friday, July 27, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary
 
SURVIVORS
 
3 Sons Keithran Hale Sr. of Mansfield, Louisiana
Tywain Myles (Taura) of Spring, Texas
Bradley Hale (Caprice) of Nacogdoches, Texas
 
5 Daughters Antonia Thomas of Ft. Worth, Texas
Makeshia Jones of Nacogdoches, Texas
Shaketha Knox (Robert Knox Jr.) of Marshall, Texas
Flesha Hale of Nacogdoches, Texas
Taniecia Hale of Tyler, Texas
 
A loving host of 17 Grandchildren
 
Special Friend: Shenet Smith of San Augustine, Texas
 
Her children: Alvin Smith of Lufkin, Texas
 
Her Grandchildren: Nyesha Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas
 
3 sisters: Brinda Parks of Houston, Texas
Betty Gordon of Kirbyville, Texas
Ella Louise Brown of Hemphill, Texas
 
1 Aunt Mary Lou Wright of Jasper, Alabama
 
As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends.
 
 

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Carrie Mae Barr Chaney


 

 

 
 
Funeral services for Carrie Mae Barr Chaney. 87, of Timpson, Texas, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Ozay Ford and Bro. Clyde Hess officiating.  Interment to follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.  Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
 
 
 
Ms. Chaney was born July 15, 1931, in Timpson, Texas to the late Ernest Rastus and Mary Etta (Stone) Barr.  Carrie married the love of her life, George Willis Chaney, on November 14, 1950 where the two spent over 64 years together before his passing in 2015.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She took pride in raising her six children and  loving them unconditionally.  Carrie enjoyed reading Guidepost, watching western shows, and cooking for her family.  She also enjoyed working on the farm with her late husband, George.  
 
 
 
She is survived by sons, Edgar Chaney and Denise of Timpson, Texas, Larry Chaney and wife Tresia of Huffman, Texas; daughters, Gina Diane Broussard and husband Billy of Center, Texas, Rachael Mabe and husband Mike of Manassas, Virginia; grandchildren, Jason Button, Sarah Coppock and husband Billy,  Dennis Broussard; great grandchildren, Richard, Kason, and Makinlie Broussard; sisters, Louise Nolan of Talco, Texas, Bertie Hess of Poteau, Oklahoma; brother, Carlos Mack Barr and Louella of Woodville, Texas; brother in law, Charles Birdwell; and a host of family and friends who will miss her greatly.
 
 
 
Ms. Chaney was preceded in death by her husband, George Willis Chaney; parents, Ernest and Mary Etta Barr; sons, Donald Wayne Chaney and George W. Chaney, JR; brothers, James Daniel Barr, Ollie Ray Barr; sisters, Billie Birdwell, Linda Morrison; and brother in law, Wilson Morrison.
 
 
 
Pallbearers are Charles Barr, Ray Morrison, Orville Hess, Ricky Nolan, Randy Nolan and Greg Haymon.
 
 
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net.  
 
 
 
Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

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Jack David Burson


 

 

Jack David Burson, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away July 17, 2018, in The Woodlands.  
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Center Church of Christ.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.  
Mr. Burson was born June 20, 1936, in Sentinel, Oklahoma, to Isaac Burson and Annice Hill Burson.  He served in the United State Navy.  Prior to retirement, Mr. Burson was a professor at McNeese State University and Oklahoma State University, where he taught Electronic Technology for 40 years.  Mr. Burson was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed watching movies and airplanes and collecting things and visiting.  He was a member of Center Church of Christ.  
 
He is survived by
 
Wife: Annabell Burson of Shelbyville, Texas
 
Brother: Byron Burson and wife, Sharon, of College Station, Texas
 
Sisters-in-law:
Betty Miller of Amarillo, Texas
Rosalee Cartwright of Morris, Illinois
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Brother-in-law: Oliver Earl Russell of Washington State
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Isaac Burson and Annice Hill Burson
Son: David Burson
Brother-in-law: Leonard Russell
 
Pallbearers will be Evan Burson, Chuck Raymond, Cade Burson, Andrea Cuzzupe, J.D. Weldon and Byron Burson II.
 
 

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Randall Jack Crump


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randall Jack Crump, 74, of Joaquin, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2018, while surrounded by loved ones.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch and Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.  Doug Smith will be speaking up for Randall.  Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mr. Crump was born August 10, 1943, in Joaquin, Texas, to Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump.  He worked in steel fabricating all of his life.  He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed being with his grandchildren.  Mr. Crump was a kind and gentle man who was loved by all who knew him.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 55 years: Patsy Myers Crump
 
Daughter: Lori May and husband, Marvin, of Joaquin
 
Grandchildren:
Morgan Blair May
Trevor Blain May and special friend, Kenslee Maines
 
Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law: Barbara and Mike Dickerson of Joaquin
 
A host of nieces and nephews
 
He was preceded in death by
Parents: Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump
Son: Randy Crump
Brothers: Robert B. Crump, Roy M. Crump
Sisters: Ruth Wilkins, Melba Plagens, Betty Rippy, Linda Sue Crump
 
Pallbearers will be Gary Henderson, Dwanye Pinkston, Roy Manning Crump, Jinx Hutchins, Ricky Cockrell and Brad Cockrell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Smith and Bill Pridgen.
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sholar Cemetery, c/o Jerry Cockrell, 190 CR 3798, Joaquin, Texas 75954.
 
Online condolences and tributes can be made to www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
 

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Joseph "J.B." Dorsey


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph “J.B.” Dorsey,83, of Shelbyville, passed away July 18, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at Wimberly Chapel in Huxley.  Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
 
Mr. Dorsey was born May 13, 1935, in Rusk County, to Ruben Dorsey and Denver Thorton Dorsey.  He enjoyed working, fishing, and spending time with his family.  He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley. Mr. Dorsey worked as a door greeter at Wal-Mart for thirteen years, a job which he loved.  He also loved his customers.
 
He is survived by
Daughters:
Jeanie Matheny of Huxley
Renee Dorsey of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Bridgett Gooch of Henderson
Gina Jones and husband, Aaron, of Huxley
Brooke Dorsey of Huxley
Skyler Gilpatrick of Longview
Conner Gilpatrick of Center
 
Great Grandchildren:
Lee Howell of Henderson
Cheyenne Wyatt of New London
B.J. Wyatt of Jacksonville
Amelia Jones of Huxley
 
3 Great Great Grandchildren
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Ruben Dorsey and Denver Thorton Dorsey
Brothers: Buck Dorsey, Jerry Dorsey, Glenn Dorsey
Sisters: Viola Moore, Mary Opal Goodwin, Ruby Stewart, Libby Blalock, Betty Still
Mother of his children and special friend: Mary Mixon
 
Pallbearers will be Richard Dorsey, Bubba Dorsey, Fred Goodgin, Dale LaGrone, Randy LaGrone, George Matheny, Aaron Jones and Lee Howell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Dorsey and Adrian Allen.
 
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
 
 

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John Weatherly


 

 

John Weatherly, 93, of Mesquite, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, at his home.  
 
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison with Chaplain Bill Wright officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison.
 
Mr. Weatherly was born March 1, 1925, in Garrison, to Cecil Weatherly and Sue Little Weatherly.
 
He is survived by
Son: John Weatherly Jr. and wife, Cindy
 
Daughter: Hope Goree
 
Granddaughter: Amanda Goree
 
Sister:
Bobby Simmons
 
A host of nieces, nephews and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Dorleene Weatherly
Granddaughter: Sarah Goree
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
 
 

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Traci Michelle Smith


 
 
 
 
 
Traci Michelle Smith, 44, of Rosenberg, Texas, passed away on July 13, 2018 in Rosenberg. She was born on August 27, 1973 in Houston, Texas to Lenard (Jonni) Wood II and Avis Smith. A private burial will be held at McClelland Cemetery.
 
Traci is survived by her children, Maximus and Greenli Lavesphere of Rosenberg, Texas, their father, Michael Lavesphere of Rosenberg, Texas; brothers, Bryan Aaron Wood and wife Melissa of Deerpark, Texas, Jerami Wood and Deedee Thompson of Conroe, Texas; sister, Lisa Bloodgood and husband Steve of Center, Texas; uncle, Robert Smith of Cummings, Georgia; cousin, Leslie Smith of Spring, Texas; Maximus and Greenli’s aunt, Sherry Ledbetter and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.  
 
She is preceded in death by her mother, Avis Smith; grandparents, Clarence and Frances Smith, Lenard and Adele Wood; sister, Rachael Nycole Wood; uncle, Charles Smith and aunt, Trudi Polk.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

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Fern Hooper Davis


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fern Hooper Davis, 89, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2018, in Mt. Pleasant.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Pastor James Hensley officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mrs. Davis was born September 9, 1928, in Joaquin, to William Forrest Hooper and Vergie Odell English Hooper.  She lived in Longview until she retired and relocated to Linden and then to Mt. Pleasant for the last five years.  
 
She is survived by
Sons:
James David Davis
Robert Wayne Davis
 
Daughter: Vicki Jeanene Davis
 
Grandchildren:
David L. Davis
Shay Davis
Scott Davis
Clint Davis
Shawn Montalvo
Ami Hinds 
Allison Weddle
 
A number of great grandchildren
 
Daughters-in-law:
Deborah Davis
Patricia Davis
 
Sister: Dessie Hooper Meadows
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: John R. Davis
Son: William “Rick” Davis
Parents: William Forrest Hooper and Vergie Odell English Hooper
Step Mother: Ila May Hussey Hooper
Brother: Gerald Don Hooper
Sister: Virginia Ann Hooper Reeves
 
Pallbearers will be David L. Davis, Shay Davis, Scott Davis, Clint Davis, Shawn Montalvo, Anthony Alicea and Justin Davis.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Larry D. Morrison


 

Larry D. Morrison, 75, of Nacogdoches, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Paul Sevar officiating.  Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mr. Morrison was born November 22, 1942, in Pasadena, Texas, to Forest Bloomer Morrison and Edith Jetton Morrison.  After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University, he made Nacogdoches, Texas, his home for more than fifty years.  Larry was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed RVing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, walking the Lanana Creek Trail, and his beloved cats.  He was a past member of the Lions Club and Volunteer Fire Department, a member of Nacogdoches Senior Center, the Grief Support System of the First United Methodist Church, the Rice Belt RV Club and Calvary Baptist Church.
 
He is preceded in death by
Loving wife of 37 years: Evelina Wright Morrison
Parents: Forest Bloomer Morrison and Edith Jetton Morrison
 
He is survived by
Children:
Cindy Christie and husband, Mark, of Lufkin
Cathy Richards and husband, Kerry, of Sealy
Suzy Childers and husband, Jeff, of Lufkin
Karen Mata and husband, Manolo, of Houston
 
Step Children:
Carie Watts and husband, Joey, of Henderson
Waylon “Bubba” Griffith Jr. and wife, Margo, of Center
Monte Dale Griffith of Center
Micah Z. Griffith and wife, Tammy, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Alexandra Burch
Dalton Burch
Nolan Childers
Graham Childers
Emily Martinez
Abbie Richards
Louisa Mata
Chris Albury
Brittney Griffith
Lauren Griffith
Amber Griffith
Zane Griffith
Jared Richards
 
Great Grandchild: Alaina Hill
 
Sister: Judy Krohn
 
Niece: Lena Russell
 
Numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Pallbearers will be Dalton Burch, Graham Childers, Chris Albury, Mark Christie, Kerry Richards, Jeff Childers, Manolo Mata and Steve Albury.  Honorary pallbearer will be Nolan Childers.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nacogdoches Senior Center, 621 Harris Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Jereldine Pitts


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jereldine Pitts, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Abundant Love Ministries, 1426 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas 75935, with Pastor Karl Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at Carroll Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville.
 
Ms. Pitts was born April 16, 1934, in Shelby County, to Aaron Pitts and Rossie Roberts Pitts.  She retired from Tyson after twenty-three years of service.  Ms. Pitts was faithful and devoted to her church and family.  She was a member of Carroll Chapel CME in Shelbyville, where she served as usher, choir member and Sunday school secretary.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Loraine Osby and husband, Mervin, of Center, Texas
Linda Lewis Patt of Center, Texas
Lolita Hall and husband, Pastor Everette, of Keatchie, Louisiana
Charles Lathan of Center, Texas
James Pitts of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Marcus Roberts and wife, Jackie, of Center, Texas
Candel Cloudy and husband, Michael, of Center, Texas
Jacqueline Johnson and husband, Everette, of Houston, Texas
Petrina Andrews and husband, Herschell, of Houston, Texas
Kiff Jones and wife, Bridgette, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Jade Cloudy and husband, Marlin, of Conroe, Texas
Chris Pitts of Tenaha, Texas
Elisha Richardson and husband, D’Unte, of Diboll, Texas
Keverett Hall of Keatchie, Louisiana
Jata Hall of Keatchie, Louisiana
Takeisha Lathan of Center, Texas
 
A number of great grandchildren
 
Sisters:
Linda C. Edwards and husband, Larry, of Killeen, Texas
Mary Hornback and late husband, Jimmy, of Center, Texas
Emma Jean Johnson and husband, Robert, of Center, Texas
 
Aunts: 
Joyce Kindle of Dallas, Texas
Vernell Sebron of Longview, Texas
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Loyal companion: Her dog, Lexie
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Aaron Pitts and Rossie Roberts Pitts
Sisters: Billie Ann Gardner, Billie Louise Hill
Brother: James Edwards
Sister-in-law: Mary Jane Edwards
 
Pallbearers will be Kiff Jones, Michael Cloudy Jr., Chris Pitts, Keverett Hall, Marlin Cloudy Jr. and Everett Johnson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Roberts, Brandon Roberts, James Pitts, Larry Edwards, Michael Cloudy Sr. and Charles Lathan.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

 

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Joyce Elaine Felder


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joyce Elaine Felder, 70, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Felder was born January 12, 1948, in Houston, to Bill Reynolds and Fairris Adams Reynolds.  On January 18, 1962, she married the love of her life, Edgar Edward Felder.  In 1979, the two moved to Center, where Mrs. Felder was a homemaker and loyal assistant at Felder’s Repair Shop.  She attended Antioch Baptist Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Edgar Edward Felder of Center
 
Sons: 
Keith Felder and wife, Loretta
Mark Felder and wife, Sherri
 
Grandchildren:
April Alexander and husband, Jeff
Lindsey Felder and fiancé, Cole Anderson
Lacey Felder 
Ryan Felder and wife, Kara
 
Great Grandchildren:
Caleb Alexander
Matthew Alexander
 
Brothers:
Billy Reynolds and wife, Donna
Jim Reynolds and wife, Sue
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Patricia Reynolds
Kathy Witt
Margaret Smith
Mary Watkins
Bertha Vincent and husband, Chuck
 
Brother-in-law: Harry Felder and wife, Betty
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Bill Reynolds and Fairris Adams Reynolds
Great Grandchild: Danica Felder
Brothers: Steve Reynolds, Jerry Reynolds
Sister: Annie Manning
Brother-in-law: Paul Felder
 
Pallbearers will be Bill Eberenz, Tommy Morris, Billy Reynolds, Dewayne Reynolds, Matt Hill and Bill Stegall.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

 

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Fraser Maurice Langford


 

 

Fraser Maurice Langford 85 of Hurst, Texas passed away on July 7th, 2018.  Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 12th, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hurst.
 
He is survived by:
 
His Wife: Pat Langford, 
 
His children: Steve and Katherine Langford, James and Teresa Zachry, Karen Langford
 
6 Grandchildren
 
11 Great Grandchildren
 
1 Sister: Yvonne Johnston and brother-in-law Dalton Allen
 
 
 

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Brakia Rashad Roland


 

 

Services for Brakia Rashad Roland have been set for Wednesday the 11th at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church at 12p.m.(623 MLK Drive) in Center. Community Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

 

 
 

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Blanche Eloise Jackson


 

 

Blanche Eloise Jackson, 97, of Center, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Jackson was born January 12, 1921, in Trinity County, to Jack and Sally Adams.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading and playing 42.  Mrs. Jackson was an active member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Dana Jackson of Center
 
Special Friends:
Tanya Williams of Center
LaDonna Bradley of Nacogdoches
Kellie Baty of Shelbyville
 
Family Friends:
Mae Furlow of Shelbyville
Gordon Vaughn of Shelbyville
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Dave Jackson
Daughter: Norma Herrod
Parents: Jack and Sally Adams
 
Pallbearers will be Brad Hinton, Shane Cooper, Stephen Williams, Keith Hampton, Vic Cooper, Matt Hill and Robert Cooper.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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