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Dicie Louise McGown


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

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Tiffany Luman


 

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

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Vicki Lynn Thomas


 

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

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Dennis Ray Gardner (Revised)


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

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Meliton Lira


 

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

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Kenneth Sanders


 

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

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William "Mark" Birdwell


 

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

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James Randall "Randy" Windham


 

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

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Donald T Burrows


 

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

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Mildred "Millie" Warr


 

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

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Chuck Greear


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

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Robbie Jane Hairston


 

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

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Alton John Holt


 

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

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Dorothy Hughes Shofner


 

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

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Pamela M. Phelps


 

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

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Josephine Martin Spratley


 

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

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Robbie Jane Hairston


 

Robbie Jane Hairston, 89, of Timpson, Texas passed away on June 9, 2017 at her residence in Timpson, Texas.  Born September 12, 1927. Robbie Jane is the daughter of the late Robert Jefferson  and Clara Mae (Drewery) Wood.  Private family service was held on June 9, 2017 at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 
 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Dovie Lee Sholar


 

Dovie Lee Sholar, 90, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 9, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mrs. Sholar was born February 16, 1927, to William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Cockrell.  She was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.  
 
 
 
 
She is survived by:
 
Children:
Rosa M. Horn and husband, Alton, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Julia Ann Taylor of Livingston
David Sholar and wife, Janet, of Houston
Betty Lou Richardson of Longview
 
Grandchildren:
Michael David Horn
Cindy MaLea Bishop
Gina Michele Meyer
Tiffany LeAnne Stockton
Brannon David “Bubba” Sholar
Cheryl Suggs
Angelia Dawn McKnight
 
Great Grandchildren:
Joshua Rogers
Kristen Page Meyer
Patrick Meyer
Lilly Faith Bishop
Emily Grace Bishop
Jaycee Suggs
Matthew Meyer
Kennidy Stockton
Preston McKnight
Destiny McKnight
 
Sister: Sally Furlow of Huxley
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Elvin John Sholar
Parents: William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Cockrell
2 Sisters
2 Brothers
 
Pallbearers will be Randall Eaves, Bubba Suggs, Adam Stockton, Tony Sechler, Michael Horn and Wesley Lewis.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Ouida Faye Brock


 

Mrs. Ouida Faye Brock 66 of Tenaha passed away Saturday morning at the Focused Care Nursing Home of Center, TX.  Services will be held on Saturday June 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. John Cemetery in Tenaha.  Wake will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home Chapel of Center.  Rev. Harold Patton will be officiating.  
 
She is survived by:  
 
2 sons: Reginal Brock of Tenaha, Radley Brock of Center
 
2 sisters: Joy Goodwin of Tenaha, Rose Llyod & husband Michael of Houston
 
1 brother: Michael Watts & wife Laquita of Center
 
13 Grandchildren, 18 Great grandchildren
 

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Laura Braxton Griffin


 

 

Laura Braxton Griffin, 58, of Center, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at her residence.  
 
Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Mrs. Griffin was born October 28, 1958, in Center, to Jim Braxton and Bertha Ann Meyers Braxton.  She was a bus driver for Center ISD.  In her free time, Mrs. Griffin loved fishing.  She attended Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She is survived by:
 
Children:
Cindy Langford and husband, Shannon, of Center
James Griffin and wife, Samantha, of Center
Nicole Anderson and husband, Jesse, of Pineland
Michael Powdrill of Joaquin
Jessica Griffin of Center
 
Significant Other: Kenneth Mays of Center
 
19 Grandchildren
 
7 Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Deborah Dennis of Joaquin
Willis Brittain of Center
Roland Brittain of Joaquin
Johnny Brittain of Center
Ricky Brittain of Center
 
Half Brothers and Half Sister:
Mike Braxton of Logansport
Keith Braxton of Longview
Terry Fox of Ohio
 
Special Friend: Janie Ward of Center
 
Preceded in death by
Mother: Bertha Brittain
Father: Jim Braxton
Stepfather: Tye Brittain
Aunt: Linda Meyers
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Willie L. Reed


 

Funeral service for Mr. Willie L. Reed, (61) of Longview, Texas will be Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00am at St John Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas Mr.  Reed died Friday, June 2, 2017.   Pastor Chandler Pettis will be officiating. 
 
Mr. Reed is survived by:
 
Brothers:  James Edward Reed (Jeanette) of Tenaha, Texas; Willie James Reed (Oweda) of Longview, Texas; Theo Reed of Longview, Texas, Arthur Neal Reed (Wanda) of Houston, Texas; David Reed of Tenaha, Texas; Tony Reed (Stephanie) of Marshall, Texas and Charles Anthony Reed of Longview, Texas
 
Sisters:  Margie Nell Edens of Tenaha, Texas; Shirley Ann Harris of Longview, Texas; Jennie Ruth Wilson (Lee) of Longview, Texas; Sherrly Joyce Reed of Tenaha, Texas; Pamela Reed of Center, Texas; and Felicia Reed (Lonenzo) of Tenaha, Texas. 
 
Visitation:  St John Baptist Church from the hours of 5:00pm-8:00pm in Tenaha, Texas.
             
Committal:  St John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jo Evelyn Barton


 

Jo Evelyn Barton, 83 of Shelbyville passed away Sunday June 4, 2017 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. 
 
Services will be 1pm Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Welton Blackmon officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will begin at 11am on Tuesday prior to the service. 
She was born January 9, 1934 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to parents Joseph Elmer Franklin and Deecee Faye (Lane) Franklin. She was a member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved the Lord and her grandchildren more than anything. She worked at Howards Department Store and was a secretary for Longview Christian Fellowship for a number of years. 
She is preceded in death by husband, Calvin Travis Barton, son, Stephen James Barton, son-in-law, Spencer Battles, grandson-in-law, Donald Bryce.
 
She is survived by:
 
Two daughters:
Joyce and Lamar Norton of Patroon
Sue Battles of San Antonio
 
Son:
Larry Barton of Alabaster, Alabama
 
Grandchildren:
Clint and Jennifer Norton of Patroon
Chad and Angie Norton of Patroon
Shonda Bryce of San Antonio
John Thompson of San Antonio
Brian Barton of Denver, Colorado
Jeff Barton of Denver, Colorado
 
Twelve great-grandchildren
 
Special niece, Vicki Frederick of East Hamilton
 
Pallbearers:
Clint Norton, Chad Norton, John Thompson, Chet Norton, Colton Norton, Caleb Norton and Dawson Windham
 
Honorary Pallbearers:
Tyler Windham and Taylor Bryce
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
 
 

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Kathleen Pate


 

 
 
NAME:   KATHLEEN PATE                                            AGE:    74       
 
ADDRESS:   JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    06/02/2017, TYLER, TEXAS 
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     06/20/1942, MILWAUKEE, WI.     
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;     TUESDAY, 06/06/2017, 11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    ATTOYAC BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  MONDAY, 06/05/2017, 5 TIL 8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE      
 
OFFICIATING:     ROY LOVE
 
BURIAL:     ATTOYAC CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
FATHER:   HERBERT COOK                   MOTHER:    SALLIE NORTH          
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   AT&T, CITY OF HOUSTON  -  ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      NON-DENOMINATIONAL
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
SONS:  BARNETT WAYNE PATE JR. & WIFE KIMBERLY OF HOUSTON
            DAVID TROY PATE & WIFE SANDY OF NEW SUMMERFIELD, TEXAS
 
GRANDCHIDLREN:  CHRISTOPHER PATE & WIFE CRYSTAL OF HOCKLEY, TEXAS; BRITTNEY PATE MUSKIET & HUSBAND MATTHEW OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS; DALTON PATE & WIFE AUTUMN OF
NEW SUMMERFIELD
 
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN:  DALTON TRACE PATE; MAVERICK ADAM MUSKIET; TROY ALLEN PATE
 
SISTER:  JEANNIE SWIFT & HUSBAND DANIEL OF JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS
              PATSY CLARK & HUSBAND ROGER OF SEABROOK, TEXAS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, HERBERT & SALLIE COOK; HUSBAND, BARNETT WAYNE PATE SR.; GRANDCHILD,ISSAC JACOB MUSKIET 
 
 
 
Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of 
WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311
FAX # 936-275-0034
 
 

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Wayne "Hub " Elliott


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne “Hub” Elliott, age 72 of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, June 02, 2017 in Shreveport, LA.  Graveside service will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Elliott Family Cemetery on the family farm in the Dreka Community in Shelbyville with Lynn Raymond to speak.
 
 
Visitation will be Saturday evening beginning at 6:00 pm at Mangum Funeral Home.
Hub was born March 15, 1945 in Shelby County to parents, Herbert A. Elliott and Willie B. (Anderson) Elliott. He was self-employed and operated Elliott Water Wells from 1972 until 1997.  He also had a chicken farm and raised cattle.  
 
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his 2 granddaughters Konner and Emilee.
He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Elliott.
 
He is survived by:
Wife, Carolyn Elliott of Shelbyville
Children:
James Elliott & wife, Terrie of Center
Jan Windham & husband, Kyle of Shelbyville
Granddaughters:
Konner Windham of Shelbyville
Emilee Elliott of Center
Mother, Willie B. Elliott of Shelbyville
Sister, Patricia Jackson & husband, Jimmy of Shelbyville
Brother, Aubrey Gene “A.G” Elliott of Shelbyville
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and friends
 
Pallbearers:
Chad Bass, Brad Bass, Charlie Raymond, Michael Haley, Jared Richards, Ron Hendricks & Craig Hendricks
 
Honorary Pallbearers:
Billy Jack Corbell, Douglas Jackson, Verbon Hendricks & Lynn Raymond
 
 
 
 

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Roy Curtis Jacobs Sr.


 

Roy Curtis Jacobs, Sr., age 85, passed away Sunday June 4, 2017 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. 
 
Services will be 2p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5p.m. until 7p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 
He was born April 20, 1932 in Shelby County to parents, Johnny and Stella (Wilburn) Jacobs. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked for Bruce Hardwood Floors for 42 years. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.
He is preceded in death by his parents Johnny and Stella Jacobs, his wife Beatrice Denby Jacobs, brothers; James Jacobs and Vernon Jacobs, sisters; Lucille Jacobs Miller and Mary Jean Jacobs Warr & a step great granddaughter, Elizabeth Blaire Pless.
 
He is survived by: 
 
Son:
Roy C Jacobs Jr. and wife Lisa of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Lindsey Porter of Center
Brent Jacobs and wife Leslie of Center
 
Step Granddaughter:
Leslie Pless of Center
 
Great Grandchildren:
Zoie and Gage Porter
Christian Zane Dutton
Tatum Brooke Jacobs
 
Step Great Grandchildren:
Mollie, Ryleigh and Samuel Pless
 
Brother:
Harold Jacobs and wife Dorothy of Henderson
 
Mother of his son:
Irene Jacobs of Center
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Pallbearers:
Brent Jacobs, Eddie Miller, Johnny Miller, Harold Ray Jacobs, David Hemphill and David Jacobs
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
 
 

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Ruby Warr Smith


 

Ruby Warr Smith, 83, of the Sardis Community, passed away  in Center on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 after a lengthy illness. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel; funeral services will begin at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County, her family’s burial ground. Her cousin Bobby Warr will officiate and her grandson Rodger Glen McLane will read the obituary.
 
Ruby Essie Warr was born in rural Shelby County on April 29, 1934, the fifth of twelve children born to Ernest Green Warr and Lid Luman. Her siblings were Noah Velt, Florine ‘Crickett’, Homer, E.C., Bobby, L.C, Freddie, Billy, Shirley, Betty, and Mary Warr. Ruby spent much of her youth in West Texas, where her family moved to work during the Great Depression. With her own family, Ruby moved her children back to Shelby County where she made her lifelong home. A well-known citizen of Shelby County, Ruby owned her own restaurant in Tenaha in the late ‘50s and worked for years as a waitress in local diners. Ruby married Ray Smith and lived on their farm in Sardis before her health declined and she became a resident of Holiday Nursing Home. Ruby was raised in the Baptist Faith, but at the time of her death she was a member of the Sardis Pentecostal Church. Ruby’s family will remember her as a loving and elegant lady.  Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, and sisters, Crickett Vandergriff and Shirley Nethery.
 
Survivors include her husband, Ray Smith, of the Sardis Community; her son and his family, Rodger Dale McLane (Brenda), of Deadwood; her grandchildren, Brandi Kelley  (Shane), of Carthage, Lacie Fensom, of Deadwood, and Rodger Glen McLane, of Jackson, Miss.; her great-grandchildren Alyssa, Brenton, and Courtlyn Fensom, all of Deadwood. Also surviving Ruby is her daughter and her family, Pat Miller, of Reno, Nev., her grandchildren, Roger Miller, Jamal Miller, and Lawanna Miller, all of Reno, Nev., her great-grandchildren, Stacia Miller, Staceyana Miller, Rajania Miller, Roger Miller Jr., Janea Miller, Jamal Miller, John Raymond Miller, and Dijonte Huey, and one great-great-grandchild, Yanni Green, all of Reno, Nev. Other survivors include her sisters, Mary Scates and her husband Bubba, of Center, and Betty Prior and her husband Travis, of Longview. Ruby is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and countless cousins throughout Shelby County, whom she loved dearly. 
 
Services are in the direction of Mangum Funeral Home

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Nelda Weatherly Mitchell


 

Nelda Weatherly Mitchell, 78, of Lufkin, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Lufkin.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.
 
Mrs. Mitchell was born August 22, 1938, in Nacogdoches, to Vernon Weatherly and Reba Cook Weatherly.  She was a member of Timber Creek Church in Lufkin. She retired from Atkinson Candy Company.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Robby Lee Mitchell of Lufkin
 
Son: Bradley Lee Mitchell and wife, Lanette, of Lufkin
 
Granddaughter: Zoe Mitchell of Lufkin
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Lavene Watkins of Seven Points
Gwen Wilkerson of Lufkin
Oneta Mire of Ragley, Louisiana
Ronald Weatherly of Lufkin
Donald Weatherly of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
 

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Micahel Cranford


 
57 Year old Mr. Micahel Cranford Sr. of Center passed away on Wednesday 24th at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.  Services are pending.
 
 

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Billy Westbrook


 

Billy was born July 14, 1968 to Raymond “T Mo” Westbrook and Martha Lynn “Ware” Westbrook in Carthage, Texas. He entered into rest on May 24, 2017 in Garrison, Texas.
 
Services will be 12 Noon, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Texas. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Garrison Funeral Home.
 
Billy was very active in his church and enjoyed working with the youth. He was also a member of the Garrison Fire Department for many years.
Survivors:
Wife: Iris April Westbrook of Garrison, Texas
 
Daughter:  Tabitha Loretta Smelley of Garrison, Texas         
 
Sons: Seth Wade Westbrook of OK.    
 
Brother:  Raymond “Bubba” Westbrook of Garrison, Texas
Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and a host of friends
 
Preceded in death by parents; Raymond “T MO” and Martha Lynn Westbrook
Daughter: Janice Lynn Smelley
Brother: Bo Jo Westbrook
Mother-In-Law: Hazel McBride Winfrey
 
 
 

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Carl Cornelius Johnson


 

 
Mr. Carl Cornelius Johnson 70 of Center passed away on Wednesday at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Funeral Home Chapel of Center, TX.  Interment will follow at the West View Cemetery of Center.  Rev. Wilbert Simmons will be officiating.
 
He is Survived by:
 
Wife - Mary Louise Johnson of Center
 
2 Daughters - Terdena (Ricky) Daniels, Cheryl Johnson both of Center
 
1 Son Charles (Shalley) Standley of Center
 
5 Brothers - Tommy Johnson, Bobby (Della) Johnson, Glenn (Debra) Johnson, Robert Lynn (Emma) Johnson all of Center, Charles Johnson of Dallas
 
6 Grandchildren
 
10 Great Grandchildren
 
1 Uncle - Kent Jones of Center 

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Cynthia Ann Tate


 

 

 

 

Cynthia Ann Tate, 57, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on May 19, 2017 at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas surrounded by her loving husband and close family.  She peacefully left this world to enter the gates of Heaven to be with Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior.  She was born on November 8, 1959 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Robert Norbert and Mary (Misiak) Korzeniewski. Visitation will be on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, FM 1970N, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Mike Fodge and Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will be at 2PM at Rosewood Park Cemetery, 1884 FM 1844, Longview, Texas 75605. 
 
Cynthia Ann was a very loyal and dedicated wife.  Cynthia dearly loved her husband, Timothy, and her family.  She was a very proud employee of the United States Postal Service.  She thoroughly enjoyed serving her customers throughout the many years she delivered mail as a Rural Carrier.  Cynthia was a devout Christian woman and an active member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas.  She always showed the upmost genuine love for all her family, community, neighbors, and friends.    She continued to wear a smile throughout her journeys in life.
 
Cynthia is preceded in death by her father, Robert Korzeniewski and brother, Norbert Korzeniewski.  
 
Cynthia is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Timothy Tate of Timpson, Texas; mother, Mary Korzeniewski  of Longview, Texas; mother-in law, Annie Ruth Tate of Timpson, Texas;  siblings, Valerie Kroiss and husband Doug of Dallas, Texas, Robin Knowles of Longview, Texas, Kim Butterfield and husband Bruce of Sherman, Texas, Kevin Korzeniewski of Gilmer, Texas, Rene Korzeniewski and fiancė Conrad Lux of Dallas, Texas, Maevine Pugh and husband Charles of McKinney, Texas; sister-in-law, Becky Knepp; 6 nieces and 8 nephews; 5 great-nephews and 4 great-nieces; aunts, Grace Rabine and Aurelia Sexton of Michigan; and a host of family and friends.  
  
Pallbearers are Emmitt Harvey, Justin Timmons, Larry Ramsey, Conner Timmons, James Ramsey, and Cody Ramsey.  
 
The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.
 

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Robert Glen Fountain


 
Funeral service for Mr. Robert Glen Fountain, (67) formally of Center, now of Baytown, Texas, will be Saturday, May 20 at 11:00am at Mt Zion CME Church (921 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas) Mr. Fountain died Sunday, May 14, 2017.   Pastor Marlin Cloudy will be officiating. 
 
Mr. Fountain is survived by:
 
Children:  Naenya Fountain, Garrett (Kendrick “Mann”), Yatasca London (Arnold), Robert Fountain II, NaShawn Fountain, Ena Fountain, Jones (Thomas-deceased), Robert Cartwright, Jacovian Fountain and Dekeith Johnson. 
 
Grandchildren:  Jordan Anderson, Alicia Jones and Trenton Jones
 
Great-Grandchildren:  Alijah Boney
 
Sister:  Wilma Mock (John)
 
Special Cousin: Vicki Barnes
 
Special Friend:  Margaret Goodwin
             
 
Visitation:  Friday, May 19, 2017, Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Committal:  Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas 
 
Repass:  Jessie’s Depot near Perry Sampson Park in Center, Texas 
 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 
 

 

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Thomas Cortez Trussel


 

Thomas Cortez Trussell, age 75 of Huxley passed away Monday May 15, 2017 in Huxley as a result of an accident.
 
Services are pending at this time.
 
He was born April 7, 1942 in Washington, D.C. to parents Leon Trussell & Adele Kathleen (Steed) Trussell.
 
He served in the U.S. Army where he was a Lt. Col. After retiring and moving to Shelby County, he worked at Wulf Outdoor Sports for several years in the fishing department. He was attending Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.
 
Additional information will be announced at a later time.
 
 

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Mary Lou Paddie Deville


 

Mary Lou Paddie Deville, 88, of Center, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
Mrs. Deville was born April 24, 1929, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to Lew Ebarb and Rosa Line Ebarb.  She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Children: 
Betty Williams of White House
Billy Paddie of Center
Bobby Paddie of Center
Benny Paddie of Tatum
Bonny Paddie Reed of Center
 
Brother: T.J. Ebarb of Beaumont
 
Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Eli Paddie
Husband: Emar Deville
Parents: Lew Ebarb and Rosa Line Paddie Ebarb
Daughter-in-law: Kimber Paddie
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Julious Ellis Windham


 

 

 

 

 

 

Julious Ellis Windham, 89, of Bossier City, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee after a brief illness.
 
Funeral services with full Military and Masonic honors will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00am.
 
Mr. Windham was born March 17, 1928 in Center, Texas to Nancy (Nannie) Seago Windham and Ellis Windham. He served in our country’s military, both in the US Navy and the US Air Force, where he retired after 26 years of service. After retiring from the military, he was employed by Fitzgerald’s Mechanical Contractors in Shreveport, Louisiana for 25 years.  Mr. Windham has volunteered at Barksdale Air Force Base refill pharmacy for the past 12 years. He was a 60 year member of the Joaquin Masonic Lodge. 
 
He is survived by:
 
Daughter: Linda Windham Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee
Dr. Alexander G. Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee
 
Grandchildren:
Erika Windham Farris and husband, Kennie, of Bossier City, Louisiana
Matthew Alexander Nein of Huntsville, Alabama
Nicholas Alexander Nein of Brentwood, Tennessee
 
Great Grandchildren:
Ayame Michelle Farris of Bossier City, Louisiana
Kylie Rei Farris of Bossier City, Louisiana
 
Numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by:
His Wife of 67 years, Thelma Laverne Bailey Windham
Parents: Nancy Seago Windham and Ellis Windham
Son: Glynn Edward Windham
Sister: Frances Windham Glaze
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mr. Windham’s favorite charity
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Victor James Lee


 
Victor James Lee, 13, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Andy Wilson officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Victor was born January 5, 2004, in Calhoun, Georgia.  He was a student at Shelbyville ISD and was a member of Center First United Pentecostal Church, where he was involved in W.I.R.E.D.  
 
He is survived by
Parents: James and Janice Lee of Shelbyville
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Dennis Lee of Shelbyville
Skyler Lee of Shelbyville
Cheyanne Lee of Shelbyville
Jacob Lee of Shelbyville
Elizabeth Lee of Shelbyville
James Robert Lee of Colorado
Joshua Lee of Pearland
Jonathon Lee of Colorado
Kim Withem of Dallas
Larry Withem of Washington
Heaven Sampson of Magnolia
Alexis Sampson of Magnolia
 
Numerous aunts and uncles, other relatives and friends
 
Special Friends: Chris and Amanda Belrose of Campti
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Shasta Yvette Edwards Kirk


 

Shasta Yvette Edwards Kirk, age 39 of Huntington formerly of Woodville, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at her home.
 
Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Dogwood Hills Baptist Church in Woodville, Texas.
She was born May 24, 1977 in Pasadena, Texas to parents, John Earl Edwards and Deidre Haley. 
 
She is survived by:
 
Fiancé, Bubba Freeman of Woodville
 
Son, Tryston Barber of Austin
 
Son, Brandon Sojka of Huntington
 
Mother, Deidre Haley of Huntington
 
Father, John Edward of Jewett
 
Sister, Rhonda Kachilla of Austin
 
Step children:
Haley Freeman and Juston Freeman of Spurger
 
 
 

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Tommie Gene (Hump) Land


 
Mr. Tommie Gene (Hump) Land 78 of the East Liberty Community passed way last Friday at his residence.  
 
Memorial Service will take place Wednesday at the Gates Chapel Baptist Church from 6 - 8 p.m.
 
Services will take place on Thursday at noon at the East Liberty Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at the Gate Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, TX.  Pastor Curtis Archie will be officiating:
 
Mr. Tommie Gene (Hump) Land is surveyed by:
 
2 Daughters - Mary (Elzie) Suell, and Annett (Marcus) Land both of Center
 
1 Son - Tommy Glenn (Roslyn) Land of Center
 
7 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren
 
6 Sisters - OraLee Swindle , Patricia Kay Williams, Millie(James) Johnson, Patsy Land, Gloria Ann Land,
Goria Lynn Land
 
2 Brothers - Roosevelt (Girtha) Swindle, Johnny F. (Linda) Ratcliff

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Patrick Dewayne Park


 

 
Mr. Patrick Dewayne Park age 52 of Joaquin passed away on Tuesday in Joaquin. 
 
Visitation will take place this Friday from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home. 
 
Lay-in-state will be held from 12 - 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Joaquin, with the service to follow afterwards.  
 
Interment will follow at the Haslem Cemetery in Joaquin, TX. 
 
He is Survived by:
 
Mother - Jeannie Watts of Joaquin,TX
 
Father - Sam Watts of Joaquin, TX
 
1 Sister - Sylvia Parks of Shreveport, LA
 
4 Brothers - Lloyd Parks, Antony Watts, Darrell Watts, Jason Watts all of Joaquin  

 

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Russell Carl Landes


 

NAME:   RUSSELL CARL LANDES               AGE:    71 
 
ADDRESS:     BROADDUS, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    05/13/2017,  RESIDENCE, BROADDUS, TEXAS
 
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     02/20/1946, FLINT, MICHIGAN
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;     MEMORIAL SERVICE TO BE PLANNED AT A LATER DATE.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:     
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    
  
OFFICIATING:     
 
BURIAL:       
 
FATHER:   GERALD LANDES               MOTHER:   BETTY JENSEN       
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   OTR TRUCK DRIVER
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     BAPTIST
 
MILITARY:    U.S. AIR FORCE
 
SURVIVED BY:     
WIFE:  JANET LANDES OF BROADDUS
DAUGHTERS:  JAMIE CAMP OF BROADDUS
       NICHOLE LANDES OF CONROE 
SON:  RUSSELL C. LANDES II & WIFE SARAH OF LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN
7 GRANDCHILDREN
SISTERS:  NORVA BLUMENFELD OF GRAND BLANK, MI.
          LINDA WALTERS OF CLIO, MI.
BROTHER:  JERRY LANDES OF CLIO, MI.
 
HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, GERALD & BETTY LANDES.
 

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Mr. Paul Anthony Handy


 
Mr. Paul Anthony Handy, age 53, of San Augustine, Texas. He passed away on May 12, 2017 at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.  
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
11 a.m.
Graveside service at
St. Luke Cemetery
Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating
Final Viewing on Tuesday morning from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
 at Garner & Son Mortuary
 
VISITATION
 
Monday, May 15, 2017
1:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
3 Brother James T. Garrett of Ft. Worth, Texas
Jerry Handy of Center, Texas
Winfred Dupree (Lori) of Port Arthur, Texas
 
1 sister Paula Handy of Atlanta Georgia
 
4 nephews, 3 nieces, 4 aunts, and a host of cousins and friends
 

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Opal Green


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Opal was born December 12, 1925 to Thomas J. Strong and Lera “Watson” Strong in Rusk County. She entered into rest on May 10, 2017 in Garrison, Texas.
 
Services will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:00 o’clock at Old Prospect Church, Mt. Enterprise, Texas, Visitation will be before service time 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the church. Burial will be at Old Prospect Cemetery, Mt. Enterprise, Texas.
 
Survivors:
Son:   James Loyd Green, Nacogdoches, TX
 
Daughters:  Peggy Green of Marshall, TX
        Carolyn Gray of Nacogdoches, TX
 
Granddaughters: Cathy Swadley of Nacogdoches,TX
                                Donna Cutrer & husband Dudley of Elisyan Fields, TX
                                Rhonda Lowe of Nacogdoches, TX
                                Angie Grant & J.D. Halbert of Tatum TX
                                 Candy Copeland & husband Ken of Vivian, LA
                                  Penny Gillis & husband Jessie of Garrison,TX
                                  Ashley Gray of Nacogdoches, TX
 
Grandsons: Michael Green & wife Crystal of LA
                     Jason Williamson & wife Pam of Bivins, TX
 
Sister-In-Laws: Betty Lou Russell, Lou Willie Lewis, Maxine Strong and Lovanna Green
 
19 Great Grandchildren and 10 Great Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces and nephews and host of friends
 
Preceded in death by parents, husband Virgial Green, brothers; Edward , Roy ,Cleo and Clifford Strong Strong and sister, Wilma Strong
 

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Debbie Parker


 

Debbie Parker, 61, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
 
Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.
 
Ms. Parker was born September 19, 1955, in Vidor, to James Kenneth Clevenger and Opaline Smith Clevenger.  She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and cat.
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Teena Harris of Joaquin
 
Granddaughter: Taylor Harris of Joaquin
 
Nieces and Nephews:
Tonya Wagstaff and husband, John, of Tenaha
J.R. Wagstaff of Tenaha
Hunter Wagstaff of Tenaha
Robert Floyd and wife, Brandie, of Joaquin
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Great Nephews:
Urijah Floyd of Joaquin
Perry Floyd of Joaquin
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: James Kenneth Clevenger and Opaline Smith Clevenger
Sisters: Johan Estes, Bobbie Floyd, Patricia Green
Brothers: Kenneth Clevenger, Rex Clevenger
Nephew: Grayson Floyd
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
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Mr. Henry Richard Cotton


 

The Henry cotton service has been postponed.

 
Mr. Henry Richard Cotton, age 68, of San Augustine, Texas died on May 5, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.  
 
FUNERAL SERVICE:
 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
1 p.m.
County Line Baptist Church, Geneva, Texas
Interment: County Line Cemetery     Geneva, Texas
Rev. Gaylon Taylor, Officiating
 
Visitation Will be held the day of the service
 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:30 am until Service Time
County Line Baptist Church
Geneva, Texas
 
SURVIVORS:
 
Brother James C. Cotton (Gloria) of Orange, Texas
 
A Host of Nephews and Nieces
 
As well as a host of friends.

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L.J. Courtney


 

 
NAME:    MR. L.J. COURTNEY                                          AGE:   93        
 
ADDRESS:    ZAVALLA, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:      05/08/2017,  SEALY, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      06/25/1923, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;     THURSDAY, 05/11/2017, 11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  WEDNESDAY, 05/10/2017, 5-9 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:         WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
OFFICIATING:     KEITH WILLIAMS, REV. VIRGINIA HARRISON
 
BURIAL:     BROADDUS CEMETERY, BROADDUS, TEXAS
 
FATHER:   FRANK COURTNEY                    MOTHER:     IRENE ATKINS         
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    CHAINSAW REPAIRMAN
 
SURVIVED BY:  
DAUGHTERS:  THRESEA COURTNEY & HUSBAND CHRIS THOMPSON OF HUDSON, TEXAS
     SHIRLEY LACY & HUSBAND W.D. OF BROADDUS, TEXAS
      BERNA DEANE TIJERINA & HUSBAND NATHAN OF SEALY, TEXAS
GRANDCHILDREN:  MYRON LACY & WIFE HOPE; ROSIE BONDS & HUSBAND JAKE; MELODIA
      MURDOCK & HUSBAND PAUL; CARL CHISENHALL & WIFE AMY; CASSIE REDDIN & 
       HUSBAND DENNIS; GLENN WLECZYK; JAMES MANGRUM; DENA MANGRUM; TINA SHAWN;
       JOEL MANGRUM; & TIMOTHY TIJERINA
NUMEROUS GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY  HIS PARENTS FRANK & IRENE COURTNEY; WIFE RACHEL
FLOWERS COURTNEY; DAUGHTER CARLENE MANGRUM; SISTERS MAE MILES, OMIE BOYLES;
& BROTHERS PRENTICE, BILL & ODIS COURTNEY.  
 

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Ed Roberts


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Roberts, 74, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.  
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Stewart Lowe officiating.  Military honors graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center under the direction of VFW Post 8904.
 
Mr. Roberts was born May 29, 1942, in Glendale, California.  He served in the United States Army.  Mr. Roberts retired from Center Police Department after 38 years of service.  He was a member of the Center Volunteer Fire Department, Christian Motorcycle Association, and for the last 30+ years, he was “Santa Rides A Motorcycle”.  Mr. Roberts was known for helping with numerous community projects.  As a hobby, he enjoyed woodworking.
 
He is survived by
Children:
Eddie Roberts, Jr. of Nacogdoches
David Roberts of Sugar Land
Cindy Roberts of San Antonio
 
Grandchildren:
Madeline Roberts of Sugar Land
Katherine Roberts of Sugar Land
 
Brothers and Sisters:
David Roberts of Center
Mike Roberts of Kentucky
Lorelei Roberts of Shelbyville
Teenah Darrow of Massachusetts
Delbert Roberts of Shelbyville
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Patricia Roberts
Father: Earl Ellis Roberts
Mother: Dovie Roberts
Sister: Virginia Copeland
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that everyone bring a toy for the “Santa Rides A Motorcycle” toy drive in honor of Mr. Roberts.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

 

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Jessy Sigler


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jessy Sigler, 20, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
Jessy was born May 9, 1996, in Nacogdoches, to Steve Sigler and Robyn Broomfield Sigler.  She loved spending time with her little girl.
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Maliyah Chanel Brown of Center
 
Father: Steve Sigler and wife, Rose, of Center
 
Mother: Robyn Broomfield Sigler of Center
 
Brothers and Sisters: 
James Sigler of Center
Corey Sigler and wife, Angie, of Center
Kylie Sigler of Tyler
Kaitlyn Sigler of Center
Emily McDonald of Shelbyville
 
Grandparents: 
Cecil and Mary Broomfield of Center
James and Faye Sigler of Center
 
Great Grandparents:
Marie Bolton of Lufkin
Olene Bradshaw of Timpson
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Great Grandfather: Lawrence McDaniel
 
Pallbearers will be Corey Sigler, Cody McDonald, James Sigler, Douglas Broomfield, Trae Polley and Zedric Lister.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Mr. L. C. Johnson, Sr. "Socky Joe"


 

Funeral Services are scheduled for Mr. L. C. Johnson, Sr., better known as “Socky Joe, for Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the County Line Baptist Church, Geneva, TX with the Rev. Gaylon Taylor, Officiating.
 
Burial will be in County Line Cemetery, Geneva, TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home,
Nacogdoches, TX.
 
Visitations will began on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX. 
 
Mr. L. C. Johnson Sr, passed away on May 3, 2017 in Geneva, TX. He was born April 1, 1930 in Geneva, TX to Jessie Johnson and Lucille Williams.  
 
He leaves to cherish his memories his children:
 
L. C. Johnson Jr., of San Augustine, TX; Ida(Curtis) Giles of Geneva, TX; James Bell (Frankie) Ft. Worth, TX; Leola Dupree White(Tony) of Houston, TX; Willie Lee Dupree, Ft. Worth, TX; Johnny Wade of Ft. Worth, TX; Jannie Dupree of Ft. Worth, TX; Mary Weathered(James) of Ft. Worth, TX; brothers Leo Johnson of Marion, TX and N. H. Johnson of Center, TX; and a host of nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  

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Shelton Martin


 
Shelton Martin, 56, of Martinsville, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Hemphill. Mr. Martin was born July 29, 1960, in Nacogdoches, to Quenton Martin and Frances Brittain Martin.
 
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
 

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Mrs. Melba Verlene Evett


 

NAME:   MRS. MELBA VERLENE EVETT                                            AGE:  70         
 
ADDRESS:   BAYTOWN, TEXAS    
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    04/29/2017,  CONROE, TEXAS 
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      07/15/1946, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS    
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;     TUESDAY, 05/02/2017, 11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  MONDAY, 05/01/2017, 5-8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:         WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
 
OFFICIATING:     BRO. HUGH MIXON
 
BURIAL:     ATTOYAC CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
FATHER:  WILLIAM HENRY WOMACK                    MOTHER:    TASSIE ALICE WALTON           
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    HOMEMAKER
 
MILITARY:   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      BAPTIST
 
ORGANIZATIONS:  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
DAUGHTERS:  DARLENE COOLING & HUSBAND TIM OF BAYTOWN
      KIMBERLY EVETT & JAMIE MADLEY OF SPRING
SON:  DALE EVETT & WIFE JENNIFER OF ROANOKE, TEXAS
5 GRANDCHILDREN
SISTER:  JOY HAYGOOD OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
SHE IS  PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS; HUSBAND, ROGER DALE EVETT; BROTHERS, CARL, CHOCK, & JOHNNY WOMACK; SISTERS DOROTHY PARSONS & BONNIE BOLTON.
 
 
 

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Mr. Johnnie Ralph Sykes


 

NAME:     MR. JOHNNIE RALPH SYKES                                          AGE:    73       
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    04/30/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     06/02/1943, CALIFORNIA
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017, 11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017, 4 TIL 7 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO.  MARTIN DORAN 
 
BURIAL:   MYRTLE SPRINGS CEMETERY, GENEVA, TEXAS
 
FATHER:  JOHNNIE SYKES                           MOTHER:    PAWNEE OLIVER 
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  DISABLED 
 
MILITARY:   NO
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     MCMAHON CHAPEL 
 
ORGANIZATIONS:  NONE
 
SURVIVED BY:  
NUMEROUS COUSINS & FRIENDS  
 
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY  HIS PARENTS.
 

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Bob Bass


 

Bob Bass, 75, of Gary, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Tyler, Texas.  He was born on April 13, 1942, in Timpson, Texas, the son of Ervin Bass and Irene Ivy Bass.  Funeral services for Mr. Bass will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson with Bro. Orval Miller officiating.  Interment will follow at Dixon Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.
 
Mr. Bass is survived by his wife: Linda Whitlock Bass of Gary; by sons: Gordon Bass of Timpson and Rodney Bass and his wife Stacey of Timpson; by 4 Step-sons;  Collin, Jason, John and Jeremy Blunt; 2 step-daughter in laws, Becky Blunt and Laura Blunt; by brother: Glyn Bass and his wife Janis of Timpson; 7 grandchildren: Jerry Wayne Bass, Terra Yates, Shelby Sonnier, Kelsey Patton, Briget Robertson, Rodney Gene Bass, II and Charles Wayne Bass; 9 step-grandchildren;  and 7 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends.  Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his children: Patricia Bell Bass; and by his sister: Janette Foshee.
 
He was raised in the Blair Community of Shelby County and attended Timpson High School.  After high school he proudly served our nation in the United States Army.  His career was made working for the railroad and he retired after many years of service with Union Pacific Railroad.  During his time off and after his retirement Bob enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his family.  Bob loved the outdoors and spent many countless hours tending to his cows, farming, fishing and gardening.
 
Pallbearers will include: John Brandon, Kenny James, Darrell Morrow, Randy Mora, John Grider, and Doye Cantrell.
 
Honorary Pallbearers will include: Charles Joe Hughes and Leonard Hughes.
The family of Mr. Bass is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.  To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit www.taylorfh.net.
 

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Earl Cedell Chessher, Jr.


 

 

 
Earl Cedell Chessher Jr., 68, of Huntington Beach, California, passed away April 25, 2017, in California.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Bobby Waller and Bro. Cecil Chessher officiating.  Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery in Timpson.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
 
Earl was born the 8th of January, 1949 to Earl and Margaret Chessher. The oldest of 5 children, he spent his youth doing what every young man of that time did, but even then you could see his ambition and drive. 
After graduating from McArthur High School in Houston, Texas, he soon married and entered into the business world, where he became the manager of the Fedmart stores. But, business was not to be Earl's calling. He soon turned back to his first love... Journalism and Photography... where he spent the rest of his life passionately chasing his dream. 
 
And... what a life it was! As a photo-journalist in Sweetwater, Texas... he covered the Rattlesnake roundup. He was published in national magazines as a contributing writer. He worked in East Texas as an editor and journalist at various newspapers where he would show up to cover a story in a red Corvette. At times, he was bigger than life. But, never one to rest on his laurels, he soon chased his dream to California where once again, he worked as a photo-journalist for Leisure World Newspaper. Then, as an author and videographer and finally as an entrepreneur. He was what society calls a career journalist, author, and business man but at heart he was always a storyteller. All throughout history there have been those individuals who have told the stories of life. First, it was by the fire. Then, by the written word, and now digitally thru video. Many times these storytellers have been overlooked by the world but their lives and stories are the fabric that hold us together as a people. They inspire us. They inform us. And sometimes, they convict us. They are the consciousness of society.
 
Earl was the consummate storyteller. He was at home whether telling a story beside a campfire in East Texas at deer camp. Or, behind a keyboard finishing a book. Or, telling the story of someone's life event with video. His stories were sometimes tall tales, sometimes inspirational, but always entertaining. I will miss his humor and wit but I know every time I sit beside a windswept fire, or finish a good book, or realize a dream.. I will remember the greatest storyteller I have ever known....
 
He is survived by
Son: Travis Earl Chessher of Rogers, Arkansas
 
Grandchildren:
Malachi Dakota Chessher of Waco, Texas
Jason Lee Chessher of Rogers, Arkansas
Sherry Lynne Nicole Chessher of Rogers, Arkansas
Christian Wyatt James Chessher of Rogers, Arkansas
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Clarence Thomas Chessher of Timpson, Texas
Philda Adams and husband, Steve, of Timpson, Texas
Jacquelyn Fountain and husband, Donny, of Center, Texas
Cecil Chessher and wife, Gina, of Center
 
Very Special Friend and Business Partner: Mary Ann Osness and husband, Bill
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Earl Cedell Chessher, Sr. and Margaret Nell Mitchamore Chessher
 
Pallbearers will be Clarence Chessher, Garrett Adams, Luis Lopez, Darren Fountain, Caden Chessher and Tom Guynes.  Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Cockrell and Blaine Tappley.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 
 

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Alice Mozell Moore "Mo"


 

Alice Mozell Moore “Mo” 86
 
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
 
Where: Jerusalem CME, better known as on the branch, located at
 202 N. Golden Way on the corner of Livingston and North Golden Way, San Augustine, TX 
 
Time: 1:00 p.m.
With Pastor Larry Jackson, Officiating, and Pastor, Rev. Richard E. Edwards as the
Eulogist.
 
Burial will be in Mosiac Cemetery, San Augustine, TX; under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, TX.
 
Visitations will begin on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX
 
Visitations will begin on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00am until 1:00p.m. at
Jerusalem CME, San Augustine, TX.
 
Alice was born June 26, 1930 to the parents of Charlie and Nellie Mae Hollis Moore in San Augustine, TX; Her parents preceded her in death.
 
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Alice passed away at Chi Memorial Medical Center in San Augustine, TX;
 
Left to cherish her memories:
 
Daughter Mary Alice Moore-Wade and Son-in-law Joe Wade of San Augustine, TX;
 
one sister Shirley Moore of San Augustine, TX;
 
a special devoted cousin Sherryl Miller-Teagle of Houston, TX
 
and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
 
 
 

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Diann Harper


 

 
Mrs. Diann Harper 72 of Center passed away Wednesday Morning in Lufkin.  Her wake will be held from 6 pm - 8pm Friday evening at the Community Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Center.  Interment will follow at the West View Cemetery in Center with Pastor Freddie D. Wilson officiating.  
 
He is surveyed by:
 
2 Daughters: Venissa and husband Darron Robinson of Grand Cane, LA
                     
                     Stacie and husband Micheal Terrell of Center
 
3 Sons: Mervin and wife Sandra Harper of Joaquin
               
             Roderick Harper of Dallas
 
 
8 Grandchildren
 
14 Great Grandchildren
 
 
3 Sisters:  Linda and husband Charlie Oliver of Marshall
                   
                 Brenda Williams
                   
                 Brenelsa Williams both of Center
 
 
2 Brothers:  Jerry and wife Annie Williams
                       
                   Jesse Williams  
 
 
1 Uncle: Kent Jones all of Center
 
 

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Mr. Travis Lee Cartwright Sr.


 

Mr. Travis Lee Cartwright Sr. 72 of Shelbyville, TX passed away on Monday evening at his residence in Shelbyville.  Services will be held on Thursday 11:00 a.m. at the Bennett Chapel Baptist Church in Shelbyville.  Interment will follow at the Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bishop W.C Martin officiating.
 
He is survived by:
 
1 Son Travis Lee Cartwright of Houston, TX
 
1 Daughter Tawana Cartwright of Nacogdoches, TX
 
8 Grandchildren 
 
3 Great grandchildren
 
2 Sisters Queen Brinson and Shirley Ratcliff & Husband Willie both of Shelbyville
 

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Jack E. Latimer


 

Jack E. Latimer, 81 of Joaquin passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 in Center.
 
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Long officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. 
Visitation will be Wednesday prior to the service beginning at 10 am at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
 
He was born February 24, 1936 in Joaquin to John Robert “Bob” Latimer and Bertha Ellis Latimer. He was a graduate of Joaquin High School.  He Served in the U.S. Air Force. During his lifetime, he worked in real estate, income tax preparations, served both Shelby County and Anderson County Appraisal Districts and for a few years owned a store in Haslam.  In 2000 he retired from the Texas Department of Corrections. He was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church. He  enjoyed Texas local history as well as woodworking.
 
He is survived by:
Daughter:
 Debbie Murray & husband, Bob of Texarkana, TX
2 Sons: 
Tim Latimer of Joaquin 
John Latimer of Palestine
 
4 Grandchildren
3 Great Grandchildren
2 Nephews and 1 Niece
Cousins and Friends
Special Friends, Mark & Emma Jean Cain of Palestine
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; Bob & Bertha Latimer, Wife; Barbara Howell Latimer, Brother; Leon Latimer and Sister; Lanell “Bobbye” Emken
 

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Waydean Williams


 

Waydean Williams, age 80 of Silsbee, formerly of Shelby County and Sabine County, Texas passed away, Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Silsbee. His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.He was born September 10, 1936 in Anson, Texas in Jones County to parents, James Prentice Williams and Willie Opal McCoy Williams.He served in the US Army.His cremains will be interred at Mason Cemetery near his parents in Milam at a later date.  He is survived by nephew, John Williams of Kountze and many friends.
 
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.

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Rachel (Van) Evangeline Dees


 

Rachel (Van) Evangeline Dees, born in Humble, Texas, on October 28, 1930, went to be with her Lord on April 16, 2017.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. 
 
Rachel had three sisters and three brothers.  Soon after she was born, her family moved to Conroe, Texas, where Rachel grew up and attended school.  She graduated from Conroe High School in 1950.  After graduation, she moved to Houston and lived with one of her sisters.  It was then that she met the love of her life, Thomas L. Dees.  They said it was love at first sight!!! They were married on October 7, 1950.  They made their home in the Houston area.  Rachel was a homemaker and worked at Jacinto City Church of Christ cleaning, locking and unlocking the building for all services.
 
She attended ladies Bible class, taught children’s Bible classes and she loved to go listen to Blue Grass music.  She was an excellent cook.  Some of the family favorites were her chicken and dumplings, any flavor cream pies, apricot tarts, Christmas cut out cookies and banana pudding.  Every Christmas, she would start about a month ahead of time baking and freezing cookies and fudge so we would all have plenty to take home!!!
 
After the love of her life for fifty-seven years passed in June 2008, she relocated to the Nacogdoches area in 2010.  There she attended North Street Church of Christ.  During these past seven years, she enjoyed taking family vacations with her sons and their families.  In August 2016, she became a resident of the Garrison Nursing Home and was an avid bingo player and loved it when groups came to sing or preach!!!
 
She is survived by sons, Eddie and wife, Donna, of Crosby, Texas, Johnny and wife, Carol, of New Braunfels, Texas, and Tommy and wife, Kim, of Garrison, Texas; granddaughters, Rachel English and husband, Craig, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Stacie Davila and husband, Oscar, of Humble, Texas, Katrina Bonilla and husband, Daniel, of Houston, Texas; grandsons, Chris Dees and wife, Sydni of Garrison, Texas and Mark Dees and wife, Alexandria, of Center, Texas; great granddaughters, Juliana and Lilian Davila and great grandsons, Carter and Luke Dees, Austin, Norris and Max English; brother, Charles Outlaw and wife, Jane, of Cleveland, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. 
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.

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John Wesley Cockrell


 
NAME:   MR. JOHN WESLEY COCKRELL                                            AGE:   73       
 
ADDRESS:  BROADDUS, TEXAS    
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    04/15/2017, RESIDENCE, BROADDUS, TEXAS  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    07/06/1943, FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS       
 
 DATE / TIME OF MEMORIAL SERVICE;    FRIDAY, 04/21/2017,  10:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, BROADDUS
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:         
 
OFFICIATING:    DR. WAYNE BARTH
 
BURIAL:     
 
FATHER:  ERLINE "MACK" COCKRELL                    MOTHER:   NORMA  J. BROWN           
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   OIL FIELD EMPLOYEE,  
 
MILITARY:   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, BROADDUS, TEXAS  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
WIFE:  GENNY COCKRELL OF BROADDUS, TEXAS
 
CHILDREN:  BETHANY HARDCASTLE & HUSBAND ROB OF HOUSTON, TEXAS
      JONNA MCDONALD & HUSBAND MARK OF MARSHALL, TEXAS
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  TRENT MCDONALD, JOSH MCDONALD, BYRNN HARDCASTLE,  & DALTON      
      HARDCASTLE
 
SISTER:  SALLY CARTER OF KATY, TEXAS
 
STEP-BROTHER:  PAUL NIELSON OF NEW BRAUNSFEL 
 
STEP-SISTER:  SYSIE BURDICK OF DOUGLASS
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS MOTHER, NORMA J. BROWN; FATHER,  ERLINE "MACK" COCKRELL; STEPMOTHER, BETTY COCKRELL; & SISTER,  JUDY THOMAS     
 
 
 

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Edgel Charlene May Permenter


 

Edgel Charlene May Permenter, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother left this earthly world on April 15, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  She was born in Paxton, Texas, to Justine Hooper May and Asa Davis May on July 22, 1927.  She resided the majority of her life in Joaquin, Texas. She was 89 years of age.  
 
Her services will be held at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, in Center, Texas, on April 18, 2017 at 11 am with Rev. Jody Hooper and Rev. Austin Moore officiating.  Burial will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.  Visitation will take place Monday evening from 6-8pm.
 
Edgel spent most of her life educating childrenand caring for her family.  One of her greatest joys was teaching children to read.  She married the love of her life Smith J. Permenter on June 2, 1946.  She was a member of the Joaquin Church of Christ.
 
Edgel is survived by:
 
Sons:
Sean Permenter and wife Joyce
Steve Permenter and wife Sandy
 
Daughter:
Deborah Brown and husband Jack
 
Grandchildren:
Ami Modglin
Eric Permenter and wife Josie
Shannon Permenter and wife Jennifer
Cody Permenter and wife Tara
Cari McNally and husband Chris
Angela Moore and husband Austin
 
Numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
 
Sister-in-Law:
Sandra Moody and husband Jeff
 
Preceded in death by:
Mother and Father: Justine and A.D. May
Husband: S. J. Permenter
Infant Daughter: Nina Sue Permenter
Granddaughter: Roxanne
Sister: Lazelle Rose
Brother: Donald May
 
Pallbearers will be grandsons; Eric Permenter, Shannon Permenter, Cody Permenter, Austin Moore, nephew, Steve Mood, special friend, Rodney Dean.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org/
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to:
 

 

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Mr. Robert Lee Cotton Sr.


 

Mr. Robert Lee Cotton Sr.,
Services are scheduled for:
 
When: Thursday, April 20, 2017
 
Where: Zion Hill First Baptist Church, 1122 N.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
 
Time: 1:00 p.m.
 
With Rev. A. D. Mills, Officiating & Rev. Kenneth L. Cotton, as Eulogist
Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, San Augustine, TX under the leadership of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, TX
 
Visitations will begin on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Family hour 5:00p.m. until 6:00p.m. At Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr,
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
 
Robert Lee Cotton Sr was born November 14, 1952 in San Augustine, Texas to Rev. R. L. Cotton,
and the late Frances Louise Garner Cotton.
 
Robert passed away peacefully at his home  on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Nacogdoches, TX;
 
He leaves to cherish his memories; his wife Almetrice Cotton of Nacogdoches, TX; his two sons
Robert Lee Cotton Jr. (April) of Dallas, TX; Russell Cotton of Houston, TX; Father Rev. R. L. Cotton of  Nacogdoches, TX; his brothers Bennie Oliphant of Detroit, Michigan, Reggie Cotton (Deborah) of Nacogdoches, TX;  Claude Cotton(Tonya) of Houston, TX; Rev. Kenneth L. Cotton(Marlene) of Houston,TX; Noel D. Cotton of Nacogdoches, TX; John Cotton (Willie Mae) of Houston,TX; sisters -Joyce Taylor(John)of Jasper, TX; Lois Davis(James) of Houston, TX; and Marilyn Cotton of Nacogdoches, TX; A loving mother-in-law Almeda Burrell of Nacogdoches, TX; three grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
 

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Gary Belrose


 

 
Gary Belrose, age 69 of Center, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home.  Services will be 11am, Monday, April 17, 2017 Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Dodson & Bro. Eddie Grimes officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service starting at 10 am in Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.
 
He was born October 30, 1947 in Galveston, Texas to parents, Travis Woodrow Belrose and Jessie (Whisenhunt) Belrose.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Travis & Jessie Belrose and one brother, Travis “June Bug” Belrose.  He was a member of Central Baptist Church.
 
He is survived by:
Sisters:
Billie Taylor of League City
Barbara Noto of Center
Bekki Belrose of Center
 
Brother:
Charles “Charlie” Belrose of Lufkin
 
Numerous Nieces, Nephews and loved ones
 
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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Hazel Shillings Metz


 

Hazel Shillings Metz, 92, of Orange, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Beaumont.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Fairview Cemetery in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.
 
Mrs. Metz was born November 15, 1924, in Shelby County, to Walter Shillings and Lena Mae Bridges Shillings.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Son: Bubba Metz and wife, Beth, of Beaumont
 
Daughter: Kathy Shults and husband, Tolly, of Orange
 
4 Grandchildren
 
8 Great Grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Frank Metz
Parents: Walter Shillings and Lena Mae Bridges Shillings
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Bernice Wilson Cooper


 

Bernice Wilson Cooper, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017, at Sardis Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Cooper was born December 12, 1924, in Shelbyville, to Ross Wilson and Irene Permenter Wilson.  She loved hunting, fishing and bowling.
 
She is survived by
Nephew: Carroll Wilson and wife, Barbara, of Huxley
 
Niece: Helen Wilson of Huxley
 
Great Niece: Carolyn Odom of Huxley
 
Great Nephew: Vic Cooper of Huxley
 
Great Great Nephew: Bradley Odom and wife, Alleena, of Huxley
 
Great Great Great Niece: Allison Odom of Huxley
 
Cousin: Jean Reeves of Center
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Dale Cooper
Daughters: Diane Cooper, Glenda Cooper
Parents: Ross Wilson and Irene Permenter Wilson
Nephew: Maurice Wilson
Great Nephew: Ronnie Wilson
Great Niece: Donna Wilson
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Mr. Fredrick Bryant


 

Services are pending for Mr. Frederick Bryant of Timpson who passed away on Wednesday, April 12th at his home.

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Jettie Louise Dent


 

 

 

 

Jettie Louise Dent, 93, of Center, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Dent was born February 8, 1924, in Louisiana, to Albert Dent and Rosie Brandon Dent.
 
She is survived by
Daughters:
Lois Chandler
Shirley Kiddy
 
Son-in-law: Ted Clark
 
Daughter-in-law: Annette Williams
 
Grandchildren:
Allen Snider and wife, Frances
Felicia Hawkins and husband, Jeff
Jimmy Snider and wife, Debby
Rhonda Wimberly
Wayne Clark and wife, Kathy
Lynn Holloway
Sammy Clark
Scottie Clark and wife, Terrie
Tommy Clark and wife, Lisa
Penny Clark
Jimmy Williams
Keith Williams and wife, Lyndy
Kristy Keys and husband, Kevin
 
19 Great Grandchildren
 
17 Great Great Grandchildren
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Albert Dent and Rosie Brandon Dent
Father of her children: R. B. Williams
Sons: R.W., Tommy and Kenneth Williams
Daughters: Infant Daughter, Faye Clark
Brothers: James, George and Edward Dent
Sisters: Lee Stevens, Janice Kelly, Jean Alston
Son-in-law: Royce Chandler
One Great Grandchild
Two Great Great Grandchildren
 
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Williams, Chris Snider, Josh Snider, Jason Williford, Kevin Keys, Jeremy Smith, Jacob Bonham and Tyler Smith.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Josephine "Jo" Lawrence Doxtater


 

Josephine “Jo” Lawrence Doxtater, 88, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Paul Silvey and Bro. Ed Williams officiating. Interment will be held at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.
 
Mrs. Doxtater was born October 11, 1928, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Arthur Joseph Lawrence and Lillie B. Hawthorne Lawrence.  She was a member of Helping Hands and First Baptist Church in Joaquin, where she served as a senior adult Sunday school class teacher for many years.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Harold Lawrence Doxtater and wife, Karen, of Lebanon, Tennessee
William Eugene Doxtater and wife, Cathy, of Houston
Stanley Doxtater and wife, Joyce, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania
 
Grandchildren:
Leanne Hyde
Brent Doxtater
Nancy Kapp
Karen Bender
Sandi Lowry
Sue Stechman
Brad Doxtater
 
15 Great Grandchildren
 
4 Great Great Grandchildren
 
Sister-in-law: Louise Lawrence of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Harold Leroy Doxtater
Parents: Arthur Joseph Lawrence and Lillie B. Hawthorne Lawrence
Sister: Annette Permenter
Brothers: A.J. Lawrence, Murray Lawrence
Sister-in-law: Janice Lawrence
Brother-in-law: Mickey Permenter
 
Pallbearers will be Ricky Lawrence, Mark Lawrence, Chad Lawrence, Brad Lawrence, Brian Register, Matthew Mettauer, Jeremy Morvan and Nathan Phelps.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Joaquin, 100 Connell Ferry Road, Joaquin, Texas 75935 or DeSoto Parish Community Library, Logansport Branch, 203 Hwy 5, Logansport, Louisiana 71047.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Cora Bell Williams


 

 
Mrs. Cora Bell Williams age 78 of the New Harmony Community, formerly of Shelbyville.  Passed away last Friday morning at her residence.  Lay-in-state will be held the Saturday from 10-11 am at the Bennett Chapel Baptist Church, services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at the Bennett Chapel Baptist Church, interment will follow at the Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Center, TX.  Bishop W.C. Martin will be officiating for her services.  Interment will follow at the Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Center, TX.
 
She is surived by: 1 Son Mackreal J. Grisby of Shelbyville, 1 Daughter Cathy Williams Adams of Houston, 1 Granddaughter Charmenia Adams of Shelbyville. 

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Robert A. Kidd


 

Robert “Bob” Kidd, 68, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his home.
 
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 
 
He was born January 24, 1949 in New York to Dr. John G. and Maudine (Adams) Kidd. He was a professional musician and business man. 
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. John G. and Maudine Kidd, Sister, Maudann Barriskill, Sister, Elizabeth Marks & Nephew, John Barriskill.
 
He is survived by:
Brother:
Dr. John G. Kidd, Jr. & wife, Maureen of Topsfield, MA
Nephew:
Michael Barriskill of Durham, NC
Niece:
Marianne Moore & husband, Scott of Topsfield, MA
Nephew:
Jason Marks of Richmond, VA
Nephew:
Adam Marks & wife, Crystalle of Richmond, VA
Several Great Nieces & Nephews
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
 

 

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Eula Mae "Bootsie" Campbell Worsham


 

Eula Mae “Bootsie” Campbell Worsham, 89, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at her residence surrounded by family.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Aubie McSwain, Dr. Bobbye Worsham and Bro. Jerry Campbell officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mrs. Worsham was born November 20, 1927, in Shelby County, to Frank Campbell and Lizzie Mae Huckabay Campbell.  She retired from Southwestern Bell, where she was the long distance operator.  Mrs. Worsham was a member of Order of the Eastern Star.
 
She is survived by
Son: Ricky Worsham and wife, Angela, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Tiffany Schillings and husband, Anthony, of Center
Sterling Crelia of Center
 
Great Grandchildren:
Daylon Fountain of Center
Jaden Yanez of Center
Alexi Schillings of Center
Calista Schillings of Center
Preston Schillings
 
Brothers:
John Campbell and wife, Ginny, of Atlanta, Georgia
Coy Campbell of Bridgeport
Glenn Campbell and wife, Inez, of Center
Jerry Campbell and wife, Melody, of Lewisville
Kenneth Campbell and wife, Molly, of Timpson
 
Sisters-in-law:
Earline Austin of Shreveport, Louisiana
Rosemary Campbell of Rodessa, Louisiana
Joy Campbell of Center
Jo Campbell of Austin
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Daughter: Sherry Worsham
Husband: Ezra “Kicks” Worsham
Parents: Frank Campbell and Lizzie Mae Huckabay Campbell
Sisters: Margie Campbell, Billye Cather, Sue Davis
Brothers: Curtis, E.C., Jim, Otto, “Buster”, Maxie, Tommy Campbell
Sisters-in-law: Irene Campbell, Faye Campbell
 
Pallbearers will be Daylon Fountain, Sterling Crelia, John Thomas Davis, Jaden Yanez, Ray Fountain and Joseph Schillings.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Campbell, Coy Campbell, Glenn Campbell, Jerry Campbell and Kenneth Campbell.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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June Belrose Dobos


 

June Belrose Dobos, 63, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:0 0p.m., Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.  Interment will follow at New Prospect Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
June was born June 22, 1953, in Center, to Troy Belrose and Claudia Martin Belrose.  She enjoyed fishing, singing and visiting with her family.
 
She is survived by
Best Friend: Doug Dobos of Tenaha, Texas
 
Father of her children: Bobby Risinger of Shelbyville, Texas
 
Children:
Brent Risinger and fiancé, Valerie Oliver, of Shelbyville, Texas
Jeannie Amburn and husband, Kelly, of Center, Texas
Tirrie Dobos McDonald and fiancé, John Maxwell, of Paris, Texas
Binky Hodges and husband, James, of Sulphur Springs, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Amie Elliott
Aron Elliott
Rachel Miller
Andrew Risinger
Tyler Keele
Landon Windham
Katie Amburn
Kelsey Amburn
Cierra Amburn
Terrin Strahan
Therrin Keele
 
Numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Eva Fuller and husband, Hollie, of Logansport, Louisiana
Laverne Sanders of Mt. Enterprise, Texas
Austin Belrose and wife, Janet, of Logansport, Louisiana
C.D. Belrose of Dayton
Red Belrose and wife, Barbara, of Lufkin
Buddy Martin of Joaquin
Billie Davis and husband Brent, of Olathe, Colorado 
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Daughter: Sandra Anderson
Son: Cowboy Santos
Grandson: Taylor Keith Keele
Parents: Troy Belrose and Claudia Martin Belrose
Step Father: John Martin
Brothers: Roy Belrose, Bill Belrose, Truman Belrose
Sons-in-law: Vince Walker, Brad Bush
Nephew: Tommy Hallmark
 
Pallbearers will be Therrin Keele, Casey Amburn, Aron Elliott, Brian White, Clinton Risinger and Landon Windham.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Amburn and Andrew Risinger.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Laverne Battles


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Laverne Battles, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Huntington Health & Rehab in Huntington.
 
Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at White Rock Cemetery with Bro. Bill Hunter officiating and eulogy by Franklin D. Battles. Visitation will be Monday, April 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
She was born November 2, 1928 in the Camp Worth Community in San Augustine County to Luther and Mae Lee Goodman. She was homemaker and worked at Lillie Mae’s Grocery Store for many years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.
 
She is preceded in death by her father, Luther Goodman, Mother & Step-father, Mae Lee Goodman Taylor and James Monroe Taylor, husband, DL Battles, 3 Sons, Eddie Battles, Lynn Battles & Spencer Battles.
 
She is survived by:
Children:
Patricia Massey of Huntington
Helen Gangluff & husband, Richard of Houston
Kirk Battles & wife, Madeline of Center
Grandchildren:
Angie Lovett & husband, Charles of Huntington
Christi Vanvoast husband, Billy of Brownsboro
Greg Arp of Huntington
Keely Battles of Huntsville
Jeff Smith & wife, Lori of Center
Randy Battles & wife, Amber of Center
Brad Battles & wife, Courtney of Nacogdoches
Shamarie Battles of Lufkin
Shonda Bryce of San Antonio
John Thompson of San Antonio
Christopher Battles & wife, Nicole of Kilgore
Christopher Matte & wife, Jordan of LA
Dylan Matte of LA
Rylie James of LA
27 Great Grandchildren
6 Great Great Grandchildren
2 Sisters:
Loyce Orgeron of Houston
Joye Hodges of Center
Brother-in-law:
Franklin D. Battles of Tyler
Pallbearers:
Chris Battles, Randy Battles, Ryan Battles,
Greg Arp, Johnny New & Jason Nichols 
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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William Ray Foster


 

Funeral services for Mr. William Ray Foster, 84, of Old Center will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Granberry officiating. Masonic rites and burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Friday night at Hawthorn’s. Mr. Foster died April 6, 2017 in Carthage, Texas.
 
Mr. William Ray Foster was born May 9, 1932 in Joaquin, Texas. He was the oldest of five children born to the marriage of William E. and Essie M. Lilly Foster. He was raised and schooled in Joaquin later completing his education at Panola Junior College. Ray married Vonabel Kyle December 3, 1956 and they celebrated 61 years together. 
 
Mr. Foster spent his career in gas and oil production through Texas Eastern Gas Pipeline Co. retiring after 35 years of service. He was a longtime member of the Old Center Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a mason and Past Master of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge. Ray loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with family.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Guy Williard Foster, and a sister, Jimmie Frances Bowlin.
 
Mr. Foster is survived by his loving wife, Vonabel Foster of Old Center Community, children, Charles Ray Foster and wife Tonya of Clayton, Ronald Dwain Foster and wife Judy of Antioch, Donna Lynn Higginbotham of Longview, sisters, Anita Singleton and husband Herbert of Conroe, Eva Joy Meaux and husband Jerry of Carthage, grandchildren, William Darcy Foster and wife Mindy of San Marcos, Kristin Gardner and husband Andy of Garrison, Yvonne Foster of Pflugerville, Jeannie Whatley and husband Ryan of Austin, Kerry Ann Vana and husband Paul of Dallas, James William Foster and wife Krista of Waco, Jon Eric Higginboham and Crystal Pruitt of Longview, thirteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
 
Pallbearers will be; Jeff Kyle, Mike Whiddon, Craig Gibbs, Wayne Wimberly, Herbert Singleton and Steve Allen, honorary pallbearers will be the Tenaha Masonic Lodge. The family suggests memorials to the Tenaha Masonic Lodge or Old Center Cemetery Assoc. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.
 
 
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Samuel Downing McDaniel


 

Samuel Downing McDaniel, 83, of Austin formerly of Timpson, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Seton Medical Center in Austin.
 
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Timpson with Rev. Wayne Calder officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Sam was born September 25, 1933 in Timpson to Hershal C. McDaniel and Elizabeth (McElfatrick) McDaniel. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1950, served in the US Army, and earned a degree in English from Southern Methodist University.  He earned a law degree from the University of Texas in 1961, and remained in Austin where he was a trial attorney for many years. When he wasn’t working, Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, growing vegetables, and spending time in his workshop.
 
He is preceded in death by his Father, Hershal C. McDaniel, Mother, Elizabeth (McElfatrick) McDaniel Wright, Step Father, Fred Wright, Uncles& Aunts, Doris (McElfatrick) Wedgeworth, Clarence Downing McElfatrick, Richard & Vivian (Weaver) Menefee and Cousin, Jimmy Sanders.
 
He is survived by:
Wife of 33 years:
Elizabeth “Liz” McDaniel
4 Children:
Katherine McDaniel 
Susan McDaniel Bravenec & husband, John
Mary McDaniel Goff & husband, Arthur
Constance McDaniel Wyman 
9 Grandchildren
Cousins:
Pat Sanders 
Mary Anna Menefee 
Melanie McElfatrick 
6 Step Children:
Mark Robson 
Caitlin Robson Hooker 
Ian Robson 
James Robson 
Ari David Kocen 
Tal Daniel Kocen 
16 Step Grandchildren
 
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
 

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