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Myrle Laverne Thrasher Childers


 

 

Myrle Laverne Thrasher Childers age 97 of Dallas, Texas, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.
 
Graveside services will be held in Center, Texas at the Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery at 2 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018.
 
Myrle, daughter of Tom and Maggie Thrasher, was born March 26, 1920, in De Queen, Arkansas. She was a member of the 1st Marching Band in Huntsville, Texas. She retired from Magic Gas Company in Center, Texas after a 30 year career as owner/manager. Additionally, she pursued a personal lifetime career in finance, investments, real estate, and ranching. She was a member of the Park Cities First Baptist Church and the Cochran Sunday School Class in Dallas, Texas, and was 50+ year member of the Center Chapter # 348 District 4 Section 1 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
 
Myrle’s survivors include her son Glynn Childers of Dallas, Texas, her cousin Mary Thrasher Griffin, numerous nieces, nephews, and many longtime friends.
 
Myrle was preceded in death by her husband Harice Childers and her parents Tom and Maggie Thrasher.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

 

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Margarita Mendoza Jimenez


 

 

Margarita Mendoza Jimenez, 39, of Center, Texas, passed away on February 16, 2018 in Center. She was born on January 7, 1979 in Mexico to J. Merced Jimenez and Carmen Martinez. Funeral mass will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center with celebrant, Father Nelson. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rosary at 7:00 PM. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 
 
Margarita Mendoza Jimenez, 39, de Center, Texas, falleció el 16 de Febrero, 2018 en Center. Ella nació el 7 de Enero del 1979 en Mexico, hija del señor J. Merced Jimenez y la señora Carmen Martinez. Misa fúnebre será a las 2:00 PM el Lunes, 19 de Febrero, 2018 en la Iglesia Católica de San Tere en Center con Padre Nelson oficiando. Entierro seguirá en Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitación será 5:00 PM a 7:00 PM en Domingo, 18 de Febrero 2018 en la capilla de Mangum Funeral Home con Rosario a las 7:00 PM.
 
Enviar condolencias o firmar un registro en línea, por favor visite www.mangumfh.net. 
 

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Robert Alan Thompson - PENDING


 

 

Robert Alan Thompson, 59, of Carthage, Texas, passed away on February 16, 2018 in Carthage. Services are pending at this time. 
 
 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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Willie Mae "Polly" Snider


 

 

 

Willie Mae “Polly” Snider, 93, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in Houston.
 
A private family graveside service will be held.
 
Mrs. Snider was born October 8, 1924, in Shelby County, to Frank Chambliss and Eva Bonner Chambliss.  She loved quilting, crossword puzzles and working in her yard.
 
She is survived by
Son: Jonathan Snider and wife, Jana, of Houston, Texas
 
Daughter: Deborah Bechman and husband, William, of Wallkill, New York
 
Grandchildren:
Jalena Snider
Jaylyn Snider
 
Brothers:
Frank Chambliss and wife, Jeanette
James Chambliss and wife, Faye
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Fred Snider
Parents: Frank Chambliss and Eva Bonner Chambliss
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Thomas Earl Williams


 

Thomas passed away Sunday February 11, 2018.
 
Funeral:  Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 at Newbirth Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas Texas
 
Burial:  Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:00 in Lane Town Cemetery
 
 

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Alice Faye Grace - PENDING


 

 

Mrs. Alice Faye Grace, age 73, of Hemphill, Texas.  Mrs. Grace passed away on February 15, 2018 at North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Pending at this time.
 
 

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Ruby Lee Wiley Hammers


 

 

Ruby Lee Wiley Hammers, 103, of Shreveport, Louisiana and formerly of Timpson, Texas, passed away on February 14, 2018 in Shreveport. She was born on September 1, 1914 in Slocum, Alabama to R.M. Wiley and Annie Wingate Riley. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 
 

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Tommie Jean Jancock Hudson Bass


 
 
Funeral Services for Tommie Jean Hancock Hudson Bass, age 88 of Garrison will be held Friday, February 16th, 2018, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson. Visitation with family is set for 1:00 with service to begin at 2:00. Tommie transitioned to her heavenly home on February 14th, 2018
 
Tommie is survived by daughters Sharon Samford and husband Mac of Timpson, and Ginger W. Voorheese of Bullard, and son, Joseph Hudson and wife Becky of Monroe, Louisiana, Additional survivors include grandsons, Jason Samford and wife Christine of Porter, and Andrew Worsham and wife Tiffany of Nacogdoches, along with five great-grandchildren Turner Edwards, Caroline Edwards, Camron Samford, Wesley Samford, and Quint Middlebrook. 
 
Tommie was one of eight children born to Carlos Hancock and Lucille Dorsey Hancock of the Rose Hill Community on November 27, 1929. Surviving brothers include Charles (Chuck) Hancock of Nacogdoches, Jim Hancock and wife Sophia of Lufkin, Al (Bud) Hancock and wife Betty of Garrison and George Hancock and wife Laura of Lufkin. Surviving sisters are Frances Williams and husband Charles of Center, Patricia Pratt and husband Buddy of San Augustine, and one sister in law, JoAnn Hancock of Gary.
 
Tommie spoke often and most fondly of the life and the love she shared with her siblings and parents while growing up on the farm. 
 
Tommie is preceded in death by husband Lem H. Hudson, brother, Calvin Hancock, sister in law Mavis Hancock, and two grand daughters, Brandi Edwards and Amy Middlebrook.
 
Serving as pallbearers are Chris Hancock, Kirk Yarbrough, Kraig Yarbrough, Andrew Worsham, Jason Samford, Turner Edwards, Nathan Hunnicutt, and Brian Nolan.
 
Much appreciation is expressed to the Garrison Nursing Home, Tommie’s home for ten years, with much love extended to their residents, whom Tommie loved dearly. 
 
Internment will be in the Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to do so, may make a donation in her name at Austin Bank 352 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas 75975.
 
 
 

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Delmar Wilburn


 

 

NAME    MR. DELMAR WILBURN                                       AGE:   82    
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:       02/08/2018, SAN AUGUSTINE
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :         04/06/1935, CARTER COUNTY, KY.
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      SERVICE NOT SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           
 
OFFICIATING:    
 
BURIAL:        
 
FATHER:    TAYLOR WILBURN                     MOTHER:     ALLIE ALMEDA HUTCHINSON 
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   DISABLED  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
NEPHEWS:  RICKY WILBURN OF MAN, WEST VIRGINIA & TEDDY WILBURN OF NASHVILLE, TN.
NIECES: SANDRA MOTT & GLORIA MCDANIEL - BOTH OF SAN AUGUSTINE
GREAT-NIECES: CRSTAL ALLRED & HUSBAND RYAN OF HUNTING; KIM MOTT OF NACOGDOCHES;ASHLEY WHITESIDE & HUSBAND JONATHAN OF CENTER; KELSEY MOSLEY OF NACOGDOCHES; KLOEE PEREZ OF SAN AUGUSTINE; TINA SMITH & FIANCE' TYDELL MIMS, JR. OF FLORIDA
 
GREAT-NEPHEWS: TAYLOR PEREZ & WIFE ALLIE OF SAN AUGUSTINE; MICHAEL PEREZ OF SAN AUGUSTINE; DARRELL SMITH & WIFE CHRISTEEN OF FLORIDA
 
HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS, ALLIE & TAYLOR WILURN; SISTER, IRENE MCDANIEL;
ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER BROTHERS & SISTERS; AND SPECIAL PERSON, MARVIN MARK
MOTT.
 
THE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE "SPECIAL THANKS" TO HEART TO HEART 
HOSPICE AND COLONIAL PINES  HEALTHCARE .
 
 
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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Wilfred H. Harris


 

 

Wilfred H. Harris, 87, of Timpson, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Timpson.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas with Bishop Neal Cox and Dennis Cox, officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm at Taylor Funeral Home.
 
Wilfred H. Harris was born on June 19, 1930 to William and Meriam Beckham Harris in Garrison, Texas.  He graduated Garrison High School and went into the Air Force in 1951, where he served 8 years.  He then attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where he attained an Ag Degree. He then worked as a loan officer for Production Credit for 9 years.  He then returned home to raise cattle and kids.  He spent many years working hard at custom bailing square hay bales with his wife, Mary Lynn.  When the rolled hay balers came out, he was one of the first to offer rolled hay to his customers.  Wilfred was also a master welder and could build anything with pipe & steel and helped others learn the welding trade.  He was also a carpenter and he and his uncle Junie Harris worked together to build the house that he and his wife, Mary, lived in at the time of his passing, for the past 43 years.  Wilfred was always a fun-loving prankster, who would bring a turtle into the house and hide It under a pillow in the bed, knowing that Mary Lynn would find it when she made the beds.  He would take all his kids and nieces and nephews frog gigging and shut the light off and take off running in the dark, hollering “Watch out for that snake!”  It was all in fun.  Wilfred joined the LDS Church in 1971.  He held several callings in his church.  Demple tells us that at about 15 years old, Wilfred would bring home baby animals like a rabbit, that grew up and would stand on it’s hind legs to be fed from the table.  He also brought home a baby coon that we gave to his coon hound to raise with her pups.  He said she would let it nurse right beside her pups and after it was a grown coon, when they would hunt, that coon hound would not hurt the coon she raised!  Wilfred caught all kinds of baby animals and brought them home to his kids, a skunk, a coon, an opossum, and even a baby armadillo at one point.
 
Wilfred is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Lynn; daughters: Trena Harris Greer, Gina Harris Barrett and husband, Gordon, Teresa Harris Beard and husband, Sandy; grandchildren: Amber Askins, Wesley Tallant, Brian Beard and Blake Beard; great-grandchildren, Claylee Beard, Brooks Beard, Araina Beard, River Beard, Garrett Askins, Blair Askins, Ryan Tallant, and Cadance Tallant; brother, Charles Harris; sisters: Demple Lunsford, Dot Little, and Mary Ann Swartz; as well as  several very loved nieces and nephews.  
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, William C. and Meriam Beckham Harris; grandson, Jesse Tallant, and son-in-law, Mike Greer.
 
Pallbearers will be Wesley Tallant, Blake Beard, Bryan Beard, Randy Askins, Lee Richards, Bobby Harris.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Harris and Ralph Roberts.
 
The Harris family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home.  To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net
 
 
   
 
 
 

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Julian Rock Lemoine


 

 

Julian Rock “J.R.” Lemoine, 83, of Sardis, TX died on February 12th due to complications following a car accident. J.R. was a tinkerer, cigar-smoker, Dallas Cowboys fan, John Wayne devotee, and proud patriarch of the Lemoine brood. His family gathered around him in love and preparation, but as a true Christian, his spirit never flagged, bolstered in the knowledge that death is not final in Christ. 
 
J.R. will be remembered as the father who led songs as Music Director at Sardis Missionary Baptist when his children were little, and a Papaw who always made sure to start holiday meals with a prayer, and the man who ended Christmas Eve with a celebratory boom of fireworks. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lemoine and his children, Lisa Christian, Marty Lemoine, Tammy Lemoine, and Joey Lemoine. Twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren carry on J.R.’s legacy. 
 
J.R.’s life was storied and full. Born on October 15, 1934 in Cloutierville, LA to Joseph and Isabel Lemoine, J.R. was the fourth of six siblings. At the age of seven, his mother died and through a series of events, J.R. was taken in as the foster child of Tom and Ruby Hollis. The Hollises loved and cared for J.R. as their very own and he was their “Baby” as long as they lived. Under their care, J.R. graduated from Shelbyville High School as an all-around athlete—the quarterback that helped the Dragons make it to the Texas State Semi-Finals. From there, J.R. stepped into a role at Bruce Hardwood Floors where he would work and rise in authority over a 43-year career. In all that time, J.R. always made time to tinker, smoke a cigar, and show up to every event at which his children performed. 
 
J.R. was a man of quiet strength and steady faith. He was capable with a tool, loyal in his devotion, and generous with his possessions. 
 
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15 at Sardis Cemetery with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 -1:30 p.m. at Magnum Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be sent to Sardis Cemetery: 6034 FM 414; Center, TX 75935.
 
Survived by:
 
Wife: Virginia Lemoine
 
Sisters: Sally Wilson, Elizabeth Harris, and Donnie Moore
 
Children: Lisa Christian, Marty Lemoine, Tammy Lemoine, and Joey Lemoine
 
Grandchildren: Leslie Panaro, Crystal Kennon, Liza Firmin, Joseph Lemoine, Lindsey Thompson, Brooke Lane, Jade Cain, Jessica Phillips, Lauren Christian, Jeremiah Lemoine, Ashton Campbell, and Whitney Lemoine
 
14 Great-grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by:
 
Parents: Joseph and Isabel Lemoine; Tom and Ruby Hollis
 
Brothers and Sister: Joe Lemoine, Lee Lemoine, and Genevia Evans
 
Pallbearers: Joseph Lemoine, Jeremiah Lemoine, Wayne Christian, Rick Campbell, Mark Firmin, Brad Lane, and Lincoln Thompson
 
Honorary Pallbearer: Ashton Campbell, Mike Holcomb, Jimmy Smith, Dale Weaver
 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net
 
 
 

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Dorothy Eyvone Ellington Parker


 

 

Dorothy Eyvone Ellington Parker, 83, of Center, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Center, Texas.  She was born on October 14, 1934 in Center, the daughter of Maurice and Maxine Vail Harbison Ellington.  Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
Dorothy spent her lifetime being a homemaker and raising her family. She was very proud of her children and was the epitome of what a mother should be.  Dorothy loved to cook and was a talented seamstress. She was also very independent and liked doing things on her own.  She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness and a passion for hard work that her family will carry on. 
 
She is survived by her sons: Orell Parker, Jr. And wife, Juanita of Center and Tony Parker and wife, Donna of Center; daughter, Becky Jefferson of Center; brother-in-law, Van Parker and wife, Cherry of Longview; sisters-in-law, Betty Parker of Center, Shirley Chambers of Houston and Noveline Samford of Houston; Grandchildren, Scott Parker and wife, Shelly of Conroe, Jennifer Sheppard and husband, Jeremy of Cleveland, Justin Jefferson and wife, Christina of Center, Brad Parker and wife, Erica of Center, Josh Parker of Center, Kim Causey and husband, Corey of Center, Ashley Whiteside and husband Shawn of Shelbyville, and Leslie Jacobs and husband, Brent of Center; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Orell Parker, Sr.; son-in-law, Tommy Jefferson; brothers, Charles Ray Vail and Carl A. Clark; brother-in-law, Donell Parker; sisters, Jerri Sue Richards and Carolyn Williams; grandson, Quintin Lane Jefferson; and great-grandson, Blake Smith. 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 
 

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Ben Bryan


 

 

Funeral Services for Mr. Ben Bryan, age 80, of Broaddus, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus.  Officiating will be Bro. Hugh Mixon with burial following in the Coleman Cemetery in Broaddus.  Visitation will begin Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus from the hours of 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. where he will lie-in-state until Funeral Wednesday.
 
Benny Gene Bryan was born on August 9, 1937 in San Augustine County to the late C.B. and Beatrice (Marshall) Bryan.  He passed away in Lufkin on February 11, 2018 at the age of 80 years, 6 months, and 2 days.
 
Benny grew up in the countryside outside of Broaddus, Texas and graduated from Broaddus High School in 1955.  Through mutual hunting friends, he met Barbara Bradshaw, who he married on November 15, 1958 and spent the next 59 years with.  Benny served his country as a member of the United States Air Force at Laredo Air Force Base.  He retired from Pennwalt Chemical Company, and afterward was an Agriculture teacher until he retired in 1999.  He was a member of the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon.  Benny loved to hunt, fish, garden, raise cows, and spend time with family.
 
He is survived by Wife: Barbara Bryan; Sons: Benny Bryan, Jr., Brad Bryan; Grandchildren:  Charlotte Nicknish, Danielle Bryan, Charles Bryan, and Christine Bryan; Brothers: Burnice Bryan, Kenneth Bryan, and Al Bryan and Sisters: Sally Turner and Helen Charlotte
 
He is preceded by: His parents C.B. and Beatrice Bryan, brothers Doug, Leon, and sisters Pauline, Wilma, and Betty.
 
 

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David Schaeffer


 

David Schaeffer, age 65 of San Augustine County, passed from this life late Friday evening, February 9, 2018, in Lufkin, after a sudden illness.

 
David was born to Thelma (Reagan) Schaeffer and Marcelle Schaeffer on July 6, 1952, in Corrigan, Texas.  He was employed as a carpenter for General Shelters, he loved building things with his hands out of wood, and building stuff for his daughters and grandchildren.  David was considered outgoing and very loveable.  He loved God and his family, and was a wonderful husband, Daddy, and "Poppy" always having a smile or a joke to lift your spirits, and he enjoyed playing his drums.
 
Those who are left to cherish his memory include, his beloved wife, Janice Schaeffer of San Augustine; beloved daughters, Tammy Fountain and her husband, Jessie of San Augustine; Ashley Burks and her husband, Robert of Nacogdoches and Lesley Knight and her husband, Joe of Lockhart; His loving parents, Marcel and Thelma Schaeffer of Groveton; His loving sisters, Wanda Leon; Laura Ridde and her husband, Morris; Patricia Smith and her husband, Archie and Darlene King and her husband, Tony; his loving brother, Mark Schaeffer and his wife, Cindi; his beloved 8 grandchildren, Travis; Jeremy;  Amber; Johnathon; Hunter; Courtney;  Chloe and Addison, along with his beloved 7 great-grandchildren. 
 
A private Memorial Service is being planned at a later date by the family.
 
In leiu of usual remembrances, the family has requested memorials and donations be made to: Spring Ridge Cemetery, c/o of Jerry D. Fountain, 8313 CR 229, Center, Texas  75935.
 
 

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Charles Evans Sr.


 

 

NAME    MR. CHARLES EVANS, SR.                                       AGE:   72    
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:       02/09/2018, CENTER, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :       07/09/1945, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS    
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      SUNDAY, 02/11/2018, 2:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  SATURDAY, 02/10/2018, 5-8 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE       
 
OFFICIATING:    REV. THOMAS BEDDINGFIELD, REV. WADE BRYAN
 
BURIAL:   DICKERSON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY     
 
FATHER:   JAMES MADISON EVANS                      MOTHER:    BIRTIE NOREAN HIGHTOWER EVANS  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   TRUCK DRIVER (TIMBER)  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:   BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH   
 
MILITARY: U.S. ARMY - SERVING IN VIET NAM
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
WIFE:  BARBARA EVANS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
SONS:  CHARLES EVANS, JR. OF SAN AUGUSTINE
            CURTIS EVANS & WIFE JENNIFER OF ZAVALLA
 
DAUGHTER:  LISA RILEY & HUSBAND MORRIS OF CADDO MILLS
 
SISTERS:  MAXINE ROGERS & HUSBAND BILLY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
                PAT ADKINS & HUSBAND CARROL OF SAN AUGUSTINE  
 
BROTHER-IN-LAW:  CALVIN EVANS OF WHITEHOUSE
 
10 GRANDCHILDREN; 2 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, JAMES & NOREAN EVANS; BROTHERS, DAVID EARL EVANS AND JAMES ELTON EVANS; GRANDSON, SETH EVANS; FATHER & MOTHER-IN-LAW,
REV. EARL & GLADYS HENLEY.
 
 
 
 
 

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Alan Thomas "Tommy" Elledge


 
 
Alan Thomas “Tommy” Elledge, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at St. Therese Catholic Church.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.  
 
Mr. Elledge was born April 13, 1945, in Mt. Berg, Arkansas, to Harold Beckett and Flora Allen Beckett.  His hobbies included gardening and cooking.  Mr. Elledge spent much time traveling and always enjoyed seeing new things.  He was a member of a Masonic Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas, and St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Clarissa Elledge of Shelbyville
 
Children:
Derrick Elledge and wife, Lynette, of Rockwall, Texas
Stacey Pope and husband, Gary, of Barling, Arkansas
Kent Yoshidome of Philippines
 
Brother: Marion Allen of North Carolina
 
Sister: Francis Provence of Mt. Berg, Arkansas
 
Grandchildren:
Hallie and Benjamin Graham
Zoe Elledge
Andrew Elledge
 
Special Cousin: Stacie Van Lenten of Oklahoma
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Douglas Elledge 
Parents: Harold Beckett and Flora Allen Beckett
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

 

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Martha Jane Green Eubanks


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Eubanks, 99, of Logansport, Louisiana passed away on February 10, 2018 in Shreveport. She was born on November 25, 1918 in Shelbyville, Texas to James Munroe Green and Sarah Josephine Johnson Green. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Logansport with Bro. Charles Hall and Dr. William T. Crosby officiating. Interment will follow at O.E. Price Memorial Cemetery in Logansport. A visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, February 12, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Logansport. 
 
Martha attended Stephen F. Austin State University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics. While on a double date one evening, Martha happened to meet Claude Eubanks. Something caught her eye, and later the two decided to see where this interest took them. It was the start of something wonderful and on June 20, 1942, Martha and Claude were married. A beautiful life was born that day filled with family, friends, and great memories. 
 
Nana, as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren called her, was an avid reader. She loved the adventures that she could go on in the pages she read. She also liked to try her hand at a game of 42. Lots of laughs were shared around the table when a game would strike up with family. A homemaker at heart, Martha also was a talented seamstress. She could sew and crochet some intricate and gorgeous creations. One of the most memorable things about her was that every year, she made cases of jelly. She was great at canning and her jelly was worth sharing. Martha was a faithful member of Logansport Baptist Church for almost 50 years. 
 
Martha is survived by her sons, James Eubanks of Athens, Louisiana and Clifford Eubanks and wife, Vonda of Logansport, Louisiana; grandchildren, Vanessa Byrd and husband, Brian, Rafe Eubanks and wife, Carrie Ann, Stephen Eubanks and wife, Michelle, and Leigh Ann Winderweedle and husband, Phillip; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends. 
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Claude Sims Eubanks; parents, J.M. and Sarah Green; brothers, Bura Allen Green and Haskell Green; and sisters, Ruby Harris, LaMerle Young, Alma Green, Alibell Campbell, and Elizabeth Harris.
 
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Gym Kitchen at Logansport First Baptist Church. 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 
 

 

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Garvis Childress Jones


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garvis Childress Jones, 78, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on February 10, 2018 in Huxley. She was born on January 21, 1940 in Center to Thomas Russell Childress and Lera Nina Scruggs. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. David Long and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery. A visitation will be from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Garvis grew up in Joaquin and graduated with the class of 1959 from Joaquin High School. She went on to become an administrative assistant over the years for Joaquin ISD, Texas State Bank, Farmers State Bank in Center, and Fairchild Price Law Firm. 
 
Garvis was a woman that radiated life, love and joy to her family, friends, and anyone who had the pleasure to meet her. She loved to bake and you could always smell the sweet savors flowing from her kitchen. More than anything, she treasured the moments spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the light of her life. Her heart was full when she was surrounded by family enjoying the laughter and making memories together.
 
She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin and was very active in the Ladies Sunday School Class. 
 
Garvis is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Darrell Jones of Joaquin; sons, Craig Jones and wife, Teresa of Huxley and Dean Jones and wife, Gina of Sulphur, Louisiana; brothers, Doug Childress and wife, Jan of Orange, and Lynn Childress and wife, Emily of Bridge City; sister-in-law, Kay Childress of Tenaha; brother-in-law, Jim Lassiter of Colorado; grandchildren, Ashley Balkcom and husband, Jason of Huxley, Jon Jones and wife, Kinsey of Huxley, Jared Jones and wife, Madison of Joaquin, Samantha Jones of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Sarah Lavergne and husband, Jacob of Lake Charles, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Landry and Bowen Balkcom, Judson Jones, and Lakyn Jones; special family friend, Linda Jansen; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Lera Childress; two brothers, Harold Childress and Buddy Childress; and one sister, Diane Lassiter.
 
Pallbearers are Josh Childress, Darren Childress, David Childress, Michael Childress, Kyle Ivey, Luke Garrett and Lamar Kovar.
 
Honorary pallbearers are Louie Bushiey, Delwin Johnson, Darren Lassiter, Drake Jansen, and Joel Childress. 
 
The family requests memorial donations to be made in memory of Garvis to Jackson Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 15, Joaquin, Texas, 75954. 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 
 

 

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Barbara Jean Domis Wagstaff


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Jean Domis Wagstaff, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018, at her residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mrs. Wagstaff was born October 28, 1937, in Englewood, California, to Ronald Earl Domis and Ruth Mae Hines Domis.  Her hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening.  She was Grand Marshall of Rainbow Girls and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Mrs. Wagstaff was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
 
She is survived by
 
Children:
Mary Jane Bolton and husband, Bruce, of Joaquin
Lisa Jean Harris and husband, Kenneth, of Center
Jimmy Lee Wagstaff of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Gina Seymour
Tina Amburn and husband, Micheal
Sandi Shahan
Amy Windham and husband, Kyle
Kimberly Shelton and husband, Matthew
Keith Harris
 
11 Great Grandchildren
 
Sister: Geraldine Adams and husband, Richard, of Carthage
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Leon “Bo” Wagstaff
Parents: Ronald Earl Domis and Ruth Mae Hines Domis
 
Pallbearers will be Kyle Windham, Sonny Lowe, Micheal Amburn, Richard Grubbs, Matthew Shelton and Dakota Wagstaff.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Harris, Bruce Bolton, James Eddings and Nash Eddings.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Johnny Mack Brown - Pending


 

 

Johnny Mack Brown, 65, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 in Tenaha. He was born on February 24, 1952 in Spiro, Oklahoma to Lee Roy Brown and Viola Flaherty Brown. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 
 

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Patricia "Trish" Ann Denby Wade


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patricia “Trish” Ann Denby Wade, 57, of Savoy, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2018 in Savoy. She was born on May 14, 1960 in Center, Texas to Henry Lamar Denby and Frances Jean White Denby. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at West Hamilton Cemetery with Bro. Lamar Denby, Jr. officiating. 
 
Trish grew up in the Goober Hill Community and graduated from Shelbyville High School. She continued her education at Grayson County College where she became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Trish was a quiet, but caring person who enjoyed having fun with family and friends. She also loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing or horseback riding. If you were feeling lucky, you might challenge her to a game of pool, but there were no guarantees you would win because she really enjoyed the game. Chi-Ann, Pinball Wizard, Vidor and Mia were just a few of the names that her friends and family would call her. Each one defined something special about Trish that they all loved.  Of all the moments of her life, the birth of her grandchildren ranked at the top of the list for Trish. The genuine love she had for her grandbabies was immeasurable. 
 
Trish is survived by her son, Joshua Gallier and wife, Ashley of Savoy; mother, Frances Jean White Denby; brothers, Bro. Lamar Denby, Jr. and wife, Roxanne of Huntington, Clarence Denby and wife, Brenda of Etoile, Jamie Denby and wife, Debbie of Huntington, and Michael Ray Denby and wife, Florence of Goober Hill Community; sister, Sheila Horrocks and husband, Steve of Etoile; grandchildren, Braylee, Jasper, and Alice Gallier; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. 
 
She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Lamar Denby.
 
Pallbearers will be Robert Denby, Caleb Denby, Daniel Denby, James Denby,  Michael Ryan Denby, and Dustin Kile. 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 
 

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Beasty Wendel Cupit


 

 

NAME:  MR. BEATSY WENDEL CUPIT                 AGE:   75   
 
ADDRESS:    HOUSTON, TEXAS    
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   02/07/2018, HOUSTON, TEXAS    
 
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   08/29/1942, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS 
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:  SATURDAY, 02/10/2018, 11:00 A.M.  
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:      GRAVESIDE, BLACK JACK CEMETERY, NACOGDOCHES COUNTY
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  FRIDAY, 02/09/2018, 6-8 P.M.     
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:     WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE 
  
OFFICIATING:   BRO. GLENN MORTON
 
BURIAL:   BLACK JACK CEMETERY, NACOGDOCHES COUNTY
 
FATHER:   BEATSY CUPIT                 MOTHER:   JUANITA HUSBAND 
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   TRUCK DRIVER, LOGGER 
 
MILITARY:    U.S. ARMY
 
SURVIVED BY:     
 
DAUGHTER:  WANDA NICHOLS & HUSBAND CRAIG OF LUFKIN
 
SON:  LARRY CUPIT & WIFE CHRISTIE OF ETOILE
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  VALERY FUTCH; KERRI THOMPSON & HUSBAND KADE; JORDAN CUPIT;  MORGAN CUPIT
 
GREAT-GRANDCHILD:  KADEE JO THOMPSON
 
BROTHERS:  DALE CUPIT OF HOUSTON, DANNY CUPIT OF JEWITT
 
 

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Mike Byrn Green


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Byrn Green, 73, of Alamosa, Colorado, passed away at his home on January 30, 2018. Mike was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 21, 1944, to John Willard and Peggy Byrn Green. Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2PM at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. William Dee Daniel officiating.
 
Growing up, Mike was a champion skeet shooter and spent his childhood summers hunting and fishing in Spar City, Colorado. He served in the United States Coast Guard and took great delight in telling about packing parachutes and then being required to “test” them every month by jumping out of a plane. He attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he majored in hotel and restaurant management. His love of food and cooking led him to become chef at the Creede Hotel, and later, to create a restaurant at the Old Miner’s Inn. He enjoyed being a chef for several years before purchasing land in the San Luis Valley on the Rio Grande. There he raised alfalfa and hay for the last 20 years.
 
Mike is survived by his sister, Joan Green Jeffrey of Liberty, Texas; his niece, Julia Jeffrey Rathgeber and her husband, Ross, of Austin, Texas; and his two “great-grandnieces,” Byrn Anne Rathgeber of Austin, Texas, and Georgia Ann Jeffrey of Liberty, Texas. He will be missed by numerous friends and colleagues, especially Jimmy Brennan, Veronica Casias, Maria Martinez, and the Green Farm Crew. Greenie was kind-hearted, good humored and always had a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
 
There will be a Memorial Service held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa, Colorado. After services, Mike will be heading home to Timpson, Texas, where he will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery near his parents. Burial arrangements are being handled by Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa, Colorado, and Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas.
 
 
 

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Sharron Parrozzo


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharron Parrozzo, 68, of Zavalla, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2018 in Zavalla. She was born on September 2, 1949 in Jacksonville, Texas to Maurice Forbis and Wanda Hughes Forbis.  Her Funeral service will be on Friday 9th at 2 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Chapel with Bro. David Boyd officiating.  Interment will follow in the Short Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday 8th from 5-7 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.  

 

She is survived by:

 

Her Son David Parrozzo of Zavalla
 
Her Daughter Nova & Husband James Casterlin of Minnesota
 
Son-in-law  Larry Townsend of Zavalla
 
 
 

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Brother James Robert Polley


 

 

Brother James Robert Polley 79 of the East Liberty Community passed away on Thursday Morning at Trinity Rehab in  San Augustine.
 
Wake Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the East Liberty Baptist Church in Shelbyville.
 
Interment will follow at the Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Rev. Larry Thorn officiating.
 
He is Survived by:
 
Wife: Dorthy Jordan Polley of Center
 
Son: Robert C. Polley and wife Shelia of Arkansas
 
3 Daughters:  Regina Polley, Cynthia Kennedy, Angelia Polley all of Dallas
 
13 Grandchildren
 
1 Sister: Girtha White of Center
 
 
 
 

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Darrell Dean Matthews


 

 

Darrell Dean Matthews, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wayne Jones and Bro. David Long officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mr. Matthews was born October 29, 1936, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Charlie Matthews and Mary Horn Matthews.  Shortly after graduating from Logansport High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy.  He served his country for six years.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening.  He grew the most delicious watermelons and tomatoes.  Mr. Matthews was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Debbie Mahaffey and husband, Darren, of Diamondhead, Mississippi
 
Son: Jimmy Matthews and wife, Mitzi, of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Granddaughter: Angie Feezor and husband, Allen, of Slidell, Louisiana
 
3 Great Grandchildren
 
Brother: Bobby Matthews
 
Sisters:
Virginia Young
Exa Doss
Jan Miller
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Donnie Matthews
Parents: Charlie Matthews and Mary Horn Matthews
8 Brothers and Sisters
 
Pallbearers will be James Carroll, Steven Bounds, Jim Strong, Darrell Alford, Randy Bonner and Glenn Oates.  Honorary pallbearers will be Newton Johnson & John Richards
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Alford Samford


 

 

Alford “A.L.” Samford, 85, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on February 1, 2018 in Center. He was born on February 16, 1932 in Center to J.E. and Molly Samford. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
A.L. grew up in Joaquin and attended Joaquin ISD. At a young age, he went to work with his father at the local sawmill. In his early twenties, A.L. served in the National Guard for a few years before returning home to work. Hard work was never a stranger to A.L., and he did whatever was necessary in order to help provide for his family. He would find a career in the Oil Field working two week shifts with one week at home. Even though the job was strenuous and required time away, he knew it would take care of his family. For over forty years, A.L. remained in the field before retiring and settling back into East Texas. 
 
A.L. had a blessed life outside of the oil and gas industry. A young lady down the road, Melvie Lambert, happened to catch his eye. She raised chickens, as did he, but A.L. would still go down the road to buy them from Melvie just so he could see her. Very persistent, he finally told her that he wanted to marry her. Melvie told A.L. that she wasn’t sure her son would be okay with it, but after some persuasion, the two were married on September 24th, 1960. Their two families joined as one and through the years, they created a new and beautiful life together.
A.L. was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to squirrel hunt and most especially, enjoyed fishing. There was no place like the Sabine River bottom, and A.L. wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Family was extremely important to him and the time he was able to spend with them were moments treasured. They would come together for domino nights and a fish fry in the back yard enjoying all of the stories and laughter shared. A.L. was a kind-hearted, down-to-earth gentleman who will dearly missed by his loved ones. He was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.
 
A.L. is survived by his daughter, Sandra Riley and husband, Lee of Oklahoma; son, Jerry Patton of Lampasas; three grandsons, Troy Lee, Kenneth Lee, and Jesse Lee; and niece, Portia Cox. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Melvie Lambert Samford; parents, J.E. and Molly Samford; and brother, E.C. Samford.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 
 

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Leah "Sandy" Partin Newman


 

 

NAME       LEAH "SANDY" PARTIN NEWMAN                                    AGE:   71   
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:       01/31/2018, TYLER, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :        12/07/1946, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS   
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      SATURDAY, 02/03/2018, 2:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:    FRIDAY, 02/02/ 2018, 5 TIL 8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
 
OFFICIATING:    REV. MARTIN DORAN, KAREN JONES
 
BURIAL:      MCMAHAN CEMETERY, SABINE COUNTY
 
FATHER:   DUNCAN EUGENE PARTIN                      MOTHER:   BOBBIE LOU NOBLE   
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   RN, BSN, 40 YEARS IN THE NURSING AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSION, SECRETARY FOR THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.   SERVED ALSO AT THE MCMAHAN CHAPEL IN SABINE COUNTY.   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE; AND MCMAHAN CHAPEL, SABINE COUNTY
 
ORGANIZATIONS:    
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
DAUGHTER:  LISA NEWMAN & JEN CLARK OF CHANDLER, TEXAS
 
SONS:  CHAD NEWMAN & WIFE BETHANY OF SAN ANTONIO
            TODD NEWMAN OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  ERIN NEWMAN MITCHELL; LUCAS NOBLE ALEX; ABIGAIL JORDAN NEWMAN;  ELLIOTT DELANEY NEWMAN; SKYLER CADEN NEWMAN; DEVYN LEANN NEWMAN; KINGSTON 
JAMES NEWMAN 
 
 
SISTER:  SUSAN YARBROUGH OF WHITEHOUSE, TEXAS
 
BROTHER:  ROBBY PARTIN OF HUNTSVILLE
 
NUMEROUS OTHER FAMILY MEMBERTS AND MANY FRIENDS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS.
 
 

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Gloria McBride


 

 

NAME:     MRS. GLORIA MCBRIDE              AGE:      86
 
ADDRESS:     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    01/30/2018, SAN AUGUSTINE   
 
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     03/14/1931, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:    SATURDAY, 02/03/2018, 11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:      WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:    FRIDAY, 02/02/2018, 5-8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:      WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
  
OFFICIATING:   BRO. FRANK HOLRATH
 
BURIAL:   MCRAE CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
FATHER:   RICHARD RAYMOND YOUNG                 MOTHER:   SARAH BAGGETT 
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   HOMEMAKER  (LOVED TAKING CARE OF CHILDREN)
 
SURVIVED BY:     
 
SISTER:  MYRTLE FERGUSON OF SILSBEE
 
BROTHER-IN-LAW:  DEXTER MCBRIDE & WIFE JOANN  
 
SISTERS-IN-LAW:  PEARL PRICE; MILDRED TANNERY; OPAL PIKE; MAREE MCBRIDE; LAVELL MCBRIDE
 
NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS, OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS; HUSBAND, MELVIN ARTHUR MCBRIDE; AND BROTHER, RAYMOND MARVIN YOUNG.
 
 
 

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Elmer Ray Wilburn


 

 

Elmer Ray Wilburn, 74, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at his residence.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mr. Wilburn was born June 28, 1943, in Center, to Walter Wilburn and Cynthia Payne Wilburn.  He was a member of Dreka Pentecostal Church.  
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Loretta Daniels and husband, Chad, of Center
 
Son: Jeff Wilburn of Center
 
Lights of his life, his Grandchildren:
Dylan Daniels of Center
Skylar Daniels of Center
Aaron Wilburn of Shelbyville
Daron Wilburn and wife, Michelle, of Center
 
Great Granddaughter: Kylie Wilburn of Beckville
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Bobby Wilburn and wife, Cora, of Joaquin
Price Wilburn of Center
Judy Scarbrough and husband, Danny of Huxley
Louise Wagstaff of Dreka
 
Brother-in-law: Crit Campbell of Dreka
 
Sister-in-law: Barbara Jeff Wilburn of Orange
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Very special friend and caregiver: Brenda Hebert
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Johnnie English Wilburn
Parents: Walter Wilburn and Cynthia Payne Wilburn
Brother: Gary Wilburn, Gerald Wilburn
 
Pallbearers will be Pete Campbell, Lloyd Campbell, Jimmy Campbell, Lynn Davis, Bo Henley and Frankie Anthony.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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James Elton Evans


 
NAME     JAMES ELTON EVANS                                     AGE:      76
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   01/30/2018, TYLER, TEXAS    
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    01/04/1942, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS       
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      FRIDAY, 02/02/2018,  11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   THURSDAY, 02/01/2018, 5 - 8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. WADE BRYAN, BRO. WELTON BLACKMON
 
BURIAL:        DICKERSON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
FATHER:   JAMES  MADISON EVANS                       MOTHER:    BIRDIE NOREAN HIGHTOWER  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    OTR TRUCK DRIVER AND LOGGING TRUCKS 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     GRAPEVINE MISSIONARY BAPIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
DAUGHTERS: JEANETTE BRYAN & HUSBAND WADE OF SAN AUGUSTINE BRENDA EVANS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
SONS:  JAMES MICHAEL EVANS & WIFE CINDY OF CUSHING, TEXAS KENNY EVANS OF HOUSTON, SHANNON EVANS OF HOUSTON
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  COURTNEY EVANS; CASEY DESINGER & HUSBAND HUNTER
 
BROTHERS: CHARLES EVANS & WIFE BARBARA OF SAN AUGUSTINE; CALVIN EVANS OF WHITEHOUSE
 
SISTERS:  MAXINE ROGERS & HUSBAND BILLY OF SAN AUGUSTINE; PAT ADKINS & HUSBAND CARROLL OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS & FRIENDS
 
HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS; WIFE, LEE EVANS; BROTHER, DAVID EARL EVANS
 
 

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Barbara Leen Garrett Sparks


 

Barbara Leen Garrett Sparks of Shelbyville passed away on Wednesday 24th at a Longview hospital.  Services will be held on Saturday 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Triumph 1st Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville with Bishop Zep Swindle officating.  Burial will follow in the Bennett Chapel Cemetery.  No wake is planned.  
 
She is survived by:
 
Husband - Ray Charles Sparks of Shelbyville
 
Son - Carlos Deon & LaRhonda Garrett of Shelbyville
 
5 Grandchildren
 
4 Sisters - Willie Jewel Garrett, Patricia Ann & Elton Chumbley, Brenda Sue & I.J. Hill, and Katherleen & Joe Bolton all of Shelbyville
 
2 Brothers - Johnny Ray Garrett of Shelbyville and Lee Author & LaQuita Garrett of Nacogdoches
 
 
 

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Curtis Archie Jr.


 

 

 
68 year old Pastor Curtis Archie, Jr., of Hemphill, passed away on Monday 29th at his home.  Services will be Friday 2nd at 11 a.m. at the East Liberty Baptist Church with Pastor Freddie Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Hemphill.  Visitation will be Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at the East Liberty Baptist Church.  He is survived by his:
 
Wife - Lovie Archie of Hemphill
 
Mother - Suporia Archie Richardson of Mansfield, LA
 
3 Daughters - Mary Archie Lopez and LaShaunda & Howard Pitts all of New Llano, LA, LaGatha Archie Davis of Deridder, LA.
 
2 Sons - Phillip & Lillie Archie of Hemphill and Rev. Curtis Archie III and wife, Devona, of New Llano, LA.
 
 
 

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Cora Pearl White


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Cora Pearl White (79) of the East Liberty Community will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00am at East Liberty Baptist Church.  Mrs. White was born January 11, 1939.  Mrs. White died at Twin Lakes Nursing Center in San Augustine, Texas on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Rev. Fred Dade will be officiating.   
 
Mrs. White is survived by:
 
Husband:  Linson White of the East Liberty Community 
 
1 Son:  Joe Nathan (Antoinette) White of Lancaster, Texas 
 
3 Granddaughters:  Anitra White of Dallas, Texas
       Alicia White of Greely, Colorado 
       Arnesia White of Dallas, Texas
 
4 Sisters:         Lou Willie (Richard) Rolle of Lufkin, Texas 
       Everten (Fred) Dade of San Augustine, Texas 
       Rachel (Richard) Rocquemore of Houston, Texas 
       Mary (Leroy) Reed of Maywood, Illinois 
           
Visitation:   Friday, February 2, 2018 from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
             
Committal:  Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 
 

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Rev. Charles Edward Pier Sr.


 

 

Rev. Charles Edward Pier Sr., age 67, of San Augustine, Texas.  Rev. Pier passed away on January 28, 2018 at his residence in San Augustine, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, February 3, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment: St. Luke Cemetery
Rev. Amos Horton, Officiating
 
VISITATION 
 
Friday, February 2, 2018
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
 
SURVIVORS
Wife Betty Ruth Pier of San Augustine, Texas
 
Sons James Keith Jackson (Delisa) of San Augustine, Texas
Rev. Anthony Jackson (Renee) of San Augustine, Texas
Jamison Jackson of Houston, Texas
LaMarcus Pier of Dallas, Texas
Charles Pier, Jr. of San Augustine, Texas
Zachary Lane of San Augustine, Texas
Damian Lane of San Augustine, Texas
 
Daughters Zephanie McKelvey (Randy) of Lufkin, Texas
Vanessa Houston (Cedric) of Houston, Texas
 
21 Grandchildren 3 Great-Grandchildren
 
3 Sisters Doris Jean Barnes Malone (Lewis) of San Augustine, Texas
Barbra Ann Barnes of Dallas, Texas
Patricia Ann Barnes of San Augustine, Texas
 
Special Uncle Verdell Holman (Earlene) of San Augustine, Texas
 
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Norma Gibson


 

 

Norma Gibson, 71, of Carthage, passed from this earth on Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Hemphill.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Joe Walker officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in the Silas Community.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.  
 
Mrs. Gibson was born November 15, 1946, in Houston, to Buck Lacy Sims and Margaret Pearl Williams Sims.  Norma enjoyed raising dogs, camping and fishing the river for big catfish.  She was a member of Logan Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Loving husband: Jimmy Vincent Gibson Sr. of Carthage, Texas
 
Son: Keith Smith and wife, Angela, of Pineland, Texas
 
Daughter: Tara Horton and husband, Paul, of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
T.J. Horton and wife, JoAnn, of Garrison, Texas
Josh Horton and wife, Kristy, of Center, Texas
Bradley Horton and wife, Amber, of New Waverly, Texas
Marc Fleming and wife, Halei, of Pineland, Texas
Adam Smith of Pineland, Texas
Bryan Smith and wife, Tami, of Pineland, Texas
Megan Hartt and husband, Chris, of Anna, Texas
Dalton Horton of Center, Texas
 
Great Grandchildren:
Gracie Horton
Felecity Fleming
Marlei Fleming
Logan Smith
Peyton Smith
Lacey Smith
Sarver Smith
Alyssa Horton
Tyeler Horton
Chandler Horton
D.J. Libby
Zoey Libby
Quinn Horton
Taylor Horton
Logan Horton
Gracie Horton
Scarlett Hartt
 
Sisters:
Sylvia Clifton of Center, Texas
Margaret Bush and husband, Randy, of Center
Cynthia (Tammy) Bailey of Banner Elk, North Carolina
Thea Tanner of Banner Elk, North Carolina
 
Special Nephew: Chad Clifton of Center, Texas
 
Numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Special Friend and Fishing Buddy: Gary Fleming of Pineland, Texas
 
Pallbearers will be Bradley Horton, Marc Fleming, Adam Smith, Bryan Smith, Gary Fleming and Gordon Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Clifton and Randy Bush.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Brenda Lynn Burkhalter Buckner


 
 
 
Brenda Lynn Burkhalter Buckner, 76, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 27, 2018 in Nacogdoches. She was born on February 19, 1941 in Center to Travis Franklin Burkhalter and Dora Mae Halsted Burkhalter. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Frederick officiating. Interment will follow at Buckner Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Brenda graduated from Center High School in 1959. She went on to college and later began working at Bruce’s Flooring where she remained for over forty years before retiring in 2007. Brenda met Lonnie Buckner early in life and the two were joined in marriage. For 51 years, they remained faithfully by one another’s side until Lonnie’s passing in 2008. “Red” as her family and friends would call Brenda, loved to spend time in the great outdoors. She and Lonnie always took advantage of days off and enjoyed fishing and camping on Lake Sam Rayburn. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.
 
Brenda is survived by her brothers, Charles Burkhalter of Baytown, James Burkhalter and wife, Laura of Kingwood, Ronnie Burkhalter and wife, Joan of Madisonville, LA, Dennis Burkhalter and wife, Ann of Magnolia, Darrell Burkhalter of the Woodlands, Donnie Burkhalter and wife, Teresa of the Woodlands, Danny Burkhalter and wife, Linda of Magnolia, and Corey Burkhalter and wife, Tina of Center; sister, Judy Reynolds of Center; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends. 
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Travis and Dora Mae Burkhalter and her husband, Lonnie Buckner.
 
Pallbearers will be Jeff Haley, Kevin Haley, David Haley, Richard Mayo, Scott Burkhalter and Michael Burkhalter.
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 

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Maggie Lee Anderson Samford Sanders


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie Lee Anderson Samford Sanders, 98, of Lufkin, formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Lufkin.  
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. John Bingham and Rev. Ozay Ford officiating.  Interment will follow at Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Sanders was born July 8, 1919, in Stanley, Louisiana, to Sam Anderson and Zella Bell Stephens Anderson.  Loving the outdoors, she spent much time working in her garden and flower beds.  She was a member of Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church.
 
She is survived by
Nephews:
Jack Harris and wife, Susan, of Rochelle, Texas
Joe Harris of Crosby, Texas
Mark Anderson and wife, Sadah, of Crosby, Texas
Dennis Permenter and wife, Judy, of Tenaha, Texas
 
Stepchildren:
Cissy Latiolais and husband, Mike, of Anahuac, Texas
Elaine Ellis and husband, Mike, of Richardson, Texas
Sam Sanders and wife, DeAnn, of Friendswood, Texas
Otis Sanders and wife, Susan, of Woodland, Texas
 
A number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
 
Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were special to her
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Paul Harris
Husband: Dugan Samford
Husband: Otis Sanders
Parents: Sam Anderson and Zella Bell Stephens Anderson
Sisters: Eva Permenter, Ola Harris
Brothers: Curtis Anderson, S.J. Anderson, Allan Anderson, Bob Anderson
 
Pallbearers will be James Coleman, Lane Coleman, Colton Coleman, Otis Sanders Jr., Carter Samford and Travis Samford.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Anderson, Joe Harris Sr., William Hughes, Frankie Fitzgerald and Dennis Permenter.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Kenneth Earl Fields


 

 

 
Mr. Kenneth Earl Fields 58 of Center passed away on Monday in Shreveport, LA.  Wake will be held this Friday Evening from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center.  Services will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m.  at the Abundant Love Ministeries in Center.  Bishop Roosevelt Swindle will be officiating.  Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.  
 
He is survived by:
 
2 Stepsons:
 
Jason McCollister, Brandon McCollister both of Center
 
 
5 Sisters:
 
Edna Fields of Dallas
 
Tina Fields of Center
 
Cherry Lee of Corrigan
 
Demetris Hall of Lufkin
 
 
4 Brothers:
 
Jesse Fields of Dallas
 
Milton Fields of Center
 
Cory Fields of Austin
 
Darryl Lynn Fields of Austin
 
 
 

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Lonnie B. Crockett


 

 

Lonnie B. Crockett 64 of San Augustine passed away Janurary 15th in Houston.  His wake will be held from 5-7 p.m. this Friday 1-26-18 at the Truevine Baptist Church in San Augustine. Rev. A.J. Collins will be officiating.  Interment will follow at the Corinth Cemetery in San Augustine.
 
He is survived by:
 
1 Son Shelton Crockett of San Augustine
 
1 Daughter Linda Bell of Nacogdoches
 
7 Grand Children
 
4 Sisters 
 
Luevenia Barnes of San Augustine
 
Velma Cartwright of San Augustine
 
Iva Nell Simmons of Geneva
 
Lovie C. Boyd of Gloster, LA
 
 
2 Brothers
 
Leroy Crockett of Center 
 
James Crockett of Sexton
 
 

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William Travis Risinger


 
William Travis Risinger, 87, of East Hamilton, passed away on January 22, 2018 in East Hamilton. He was born on May 7, 1930 in Dunnigan to Grover Cleveland Risinger and Roxy Cox Risinger. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on January 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Ballard officiating.  A military graveside will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery.
 
A visitation will be held prior to service time from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on January 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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John Milton Triana


 

 

NAME     MR. JOHN MILTON TRIANA                                      AGE:  59     
 
ADDRESS:   SHELBYVILLE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    01/18/2018, NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS   
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     10/19/1958, NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      SATURDAY, 01/27/2017, 2:00 P.M.  
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   SATURDAY, 01/27/2017, 12-2 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. WAYNE BARTH
 
BURIAL:        
 
FATHER:   JOHNNY TRIANA                      MOTHER:      PIRLEAN BRUCE
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  MECHANIC - AUTO REPAIR   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:   BAPTIST   
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
BROTHERS:  WAYNE TRIANA & WIFE SUSAN OF NACOGDOCHES
    KENNETH TRIANA & SPECIAL FRIEND SHANNON MCKINNEY OF SPARTANBURG, SC
    GARY TRIANA OF NACOGDOCHES
    JERRY RANKIN OF NACOGDOCHES 
 
SISTERS:  MARGARET MARTIN & HUSBAND JAMES OF CENTER
     MARY LYLES OF NACOGDOCHES
 
SPECIAL DAUGHTER-THRU-LOVE:  MICHELLE JACKSON
AND HER CHILDREN HE CONSIDERED HIS GRANDCHIDLRN:  TREANNA MASON, SHAUN MASON,
            & ALISSA MASON
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE LORI TRIANA; PARENTS, JOHNNY & PIRLENE TRIANA; GRANDPARENTS, PIERSON & LENA BRUCE; A.B. & DORA TRIANA SR. 
 

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Linda Barbee Bell Cougler


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Barbee Bell Cougler, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Ronnie Luman and Bro. Son Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Cougler was born March 13, 1954, in Center, to Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee.  She was a member of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  Mrs. Cougler was of the Baptist faith.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Everett Cougler of Center, Texas
 
Children:
Brandon Barbee and wife, Lisa, of Center, Texas
Amber Barbee and fiancé, Angela Redfern, of Lufkin, Texas
 
Step Children:
Kurtis Cougler and fiancé, Hannah Fountain, of Center, Texas
Lucas Cougler and wife, Sherry, of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Connor Lovell Barbee
Phoenix Cougler
 
Brothers and Sisters:
John T. Barbee and wife, Geenie, of Center, Texas
Denel Ray Barbee and wife, Rosie, of Center, Texas
Donald Bryant Barbee and wife, Julie, of Logansport, Louisiana
Ricky Lynn “Chicken” Barbee of Center, Texas
Barbara Fay McDonald of Garrison, Texas
JoAnn Rushing and husband, Bill, of Center, Texas
Ronda Sue Holloway and husband, Robert, of Center, Texas
Vicky Lynn Snider of Center, Texas
Carolyn Inez Harkness and husband, Ricky, of Center, Texas
 
Special Friend: Hazel McKenzie
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee
Brothers: William Marshall Barbee, Bobby Patrick Barbee, Archie T. “Bo” Barbee Jr.
Sister: Beverly Ann Walker
 
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Snider, Anthony Harkness, Derek Barbee, Coby Barbee, Adam Barbee, Josh Barbee, Colton Davis and Corbyn Olivas.  Honorary pallbearers will be Antonio Olivas, Justin Barbee, Clay Barbee and Corey Holloway.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Bobbie Rhea Clark Mayes


 

 

 
88 year old Bobbie Rhea Clark Mayes of Garrison passed away on Thursday in Garrison.  Her service will be on Wednesday 24th at 1 p.m. at the Garrison Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday 24th from 12 - 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  She is survived by:
 
2 daughters: Diane Lawrence of Garrison and Louise & Alan Whitesell of Arrizonia
 
7 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchildren
 
Sister-In-Law: Sissy Clark of Lumberton
 
 
 

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Ella Mae Polley


 

 

Mrs. Ella Mae Polley 83 of Center passed away on Wednesday at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  Services will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX.  Interment will follow at the carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville, TX.
 
Bishop Roosevelt Swindle will be officiating.
 
She is survived by:
 
1 son
 
5 grandchildren
 
4 great grandchildren
 
 
 

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William "W M" Lane


 

 

Mr. William “W M” Lane, age 98, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Lane passed away on January 20, 2018 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment in Lane Town Cemetery
Rev. Amos Horton, Officiating
 
VISITATION 
 Tuesday, January 23, 2018
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Wife Gertrude Lane of San Augustine, Texas
 
Son Alfred Ray Lane of Houston, Texas
 
5 Grand Children 8 Great-Grandchildren
 
Sister-in-law Myrtle Harris of Houston, Texas
 
Two cousins Lela Mae Teel of San Augustine, Texas
Ozell Garrett of Shelbyville, Texas
 
As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Linda Barbee Bell Cougler


 

 

Linda Barbee Bell Cougler, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Ronnie Luman and Bro. Son Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Cougler was born March 13, 1954, in Center, to Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee.  She was a member of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  Mrs. Cougler was of the Baptist faith.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Everett Cougler of Center, Texas
 
Children:
Brandon Barbee and wife, Lisa, of Center, Texas
Amber Barbee and fiancé, Angela Redfern, of Lufkin, Texas
 
Step Children:
Kurtis Cougler and fiancé, Hannah Fountain, of Center, Texas
Lucas Cougler and wife, Sherry, of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Connor Lovell Barbee
Phoenix Cougler
 
Brothers and Sisters:
John T. Barbee and wife, Geenie, of Center, Texas
Denel Ray Barbee and wife, Rosie, of Center, Texas
Donald Bryant Barbee and wife, Julie, of Logansport, Louisiana
Ricky Lynn “Chicken” Barbee of Center, Texas
Barbara Fay McDonald of Garrison, Texas
JoAnn Rushing and husband, Bill, of Center, Texas
Ronda Sue Holloway and husband, Robert, of Center, Texas
Vicky Lynn Snider of Center, Texas
Carolyn Inez Harkness and husband, Ricky, of Center, Texas
 
Special Friend: Hazel McKenzie
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee
Brothers: William Marshall Barbee, Bobby Patrick Barbee, Archie T. “Bo” Barbee Jr.
Sister: Beverly Ann Walker
 
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Snider, Anthony Harkness, Derek Barbee, Coby Barbee, Adam Barbee, Josh Barbee, Colton Davis and Corbyn Olivas.  Honorary pallbearers will be Antonio Olivas, Justin Barbee, Clay Barbee and Corey Holloway.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Eddie Don Duke


Eddie Don Duke, 81, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Benny Anglin officiating.  A military honors service will also be held under the direction of VFW Post 8904.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Duke was born December 29, 1936, in Franklin, to Tommie Edward Duke and Imo Aline Reeves Duke.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was a member of Word of Life Church in Carthage.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Ruth Duke of Carthage, Texas
 
Children:
Gwendolyn Stewart of Laytonville, California
Patricia Whittington of Greenwood, Louisiana
Gail Patterson of Fort Worth, Texas
Crystal Duke of Tenaha, Texas
Allen Duke of Tenaha, Texas
Arty Schultz of Tomball, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Angela Patterson
Delmar Aguilar
Kynadee Duke
Dallas Duke
Emily Stewart
Konner Barber
Kamran Barber
Christopher Schultz
 
10 Great Grandchildren
 
Sister: Sonya Suggs of Jewett, Texas
 
Brothers:
Jerry Duke of Jewett, Texas
Tommie Duke of Nacogdoches, Texas
Larry Duke of Groesbeck, Texas 
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Tommie Edward Duke and Imo Aline Reeves Duke
Sister: Jackie King
 
Pallbearers will be Lee Hoell, Jonathan Martin, Ray Brown, Michael Patterson, Terry Scull and Drew Scull.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org) or Mission Carthage (PO Box 1208, Carthage, Texas 75633).
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

 

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Don Hooper


 

 

Don Hooper, 80, of Center, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mardy Guidry officiating.  Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.
 
Mr. Hooper was born December 15, 1937, in Shelby County, to Willie Hooper and Perline Parrish Hooper.  Some of the many things he enjoyed doing with his family were fishing, gardening and raising all types of animals with the grandchildren where they learned so many valuable lessons about life they will pass on, as his grandchildren were his greatest blessings.  Mr. Hooper was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
Children:
Anjanette Dunn and husband, David, of Center, Texas
Darrell Fanguy and wife, Toshana, of Pensacola, Florida
Connie Lengl of Gary, Texas
Mike Lengl and wife, Mitzi, of Center, Texas
Jeff Lengl of Nacogdoches, Texas
J. J. Fanguy and wife, Michelle, of Timpson, Texas
Joe Hooper of Longview, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Crystal Lengl Landon
Fallon Lengl
Nic Lengl
Luke Lengl
Lauren Lengl Young
Faith Lengl
Christopher Lengl
Lee Austin Fitzgerald
Zach Fitzgerald
Tori Fanguy
Taylor Fanguy
Dustin Fanguy
Shyanna Fanguy
Alyssa Fanguy
Darrell Jon Fanguy
Hayleigh Caston
Daylon Dunn
Delaney Dunn
 
Great Grandchildren:
Alexis Lengl
Kenna Landon
Bentley Fanguy
Ethan Fitzgerald
Weston Fanguy
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Paul Hooper and wife, Henry Faye, of Martinsville, Texas
Fred Hooper and wife, Kay, of Nacogdoches, Texas
Pat Newman of Nacogdoches, Texas
Phyllis Powdrill of Nacogdoches, Texas
Kathryn Davis and husband, Dexter, of Center, Texas
Bency Hooper and wife, Connie, of Center, Texas
Becky Goodwin of Moody, Texas
 
Sisters-in-law:
Ann Hooper of Center, Texas
Kay Hooper of Cushing, Texas
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Reba Hooper
Parents: Willie Hooper and Perline Parrish Hooper
Brothers: Billy Hooper, Jerry Hooper, Larry Hooper
 
Pallbearers will be Buddy Jones, Javey Jamison, Nathan Shofner, Junior Dean, Todd Clark, Charles Bloodgood.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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James Richard Hale


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Richard Hale, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, in Shelbyville. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Jeff Headrick and Bro. Dennis Owens officiating.  Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mr. Hale was born February 16, 1943, in Marshall, Arkansas, to Claude Milton Hale and Letha Mae Foshee Hale.  He served in the United States Army National Guard, reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.  Mr. Hale later became a teacher, where he taught 8th grade English at Hemphill Middle School.  During his free time, Mr. Hale enjoyed golfing and watching Dallas Cowboy football.  He was member of Faith Alive Church in San Augustine, where he enjoyed sharing his Bible knowledge through various Bible study classes.
 
He is survived by wife, Barbara Coons Hale of Patroon, Texas; daughters, Pamela Hale and husband Dan Sabath of Seattle, Washington, Beverly Carter of Katy, Texas, Melody Bierwirth and husband Rich of Brighton, Tennessee; grandchildren, Britney Van Antwerp of Holland, Michigan, Muriel Albright of Brighton, Tennessee, Michael Carter of Houston, Texas, Taylor Eilers of Sydney, Australia, Zachary Carter of Katy, Texas, Ryan Bierwirth of Brighton, Tennessee, Callie Sabath of Seattle, Washington; great grandson, John Thomas Albright of Brighton, Tennessee; sister, Donna Riley of Cleveland, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; a host of golfing buddies and friends.
 
Preceded in death by granddaughter, Sarah Emmaline Adame; parents, Claude Milton Hale and Letha Mae Foshee Hale; sisters, Betty Risinger, Sue Hale; brother, Bobby Hale; mother-in-law, Virgie Coons.
 
Pallbearers will be Jerry Price, Larry Ferguson, John Underwood, Michael Carter, Zachary Carter and Mike Carter. Honorary pallbearer will be Jonathan Van Antwerp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Faith Alive Church Building Fund, 1013 FM 1277, San Augustine, Texas 75972.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Agnes Peddy Parker


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agnes Peddy Parker, 100, of Lufkin, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, in Lufkin.
 
Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, immediately prior to the funeral.  Burial will follow the service at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.
 
Mrs. Parker was born on July 24, 1917 to Walter C. and Ollie Pou Peddy, near Tenaha, Texas.  She was the middle child of five children.  A few short days after her high school graduation, Agnes married the love of her life, John Benford (Ben) Parker.  Together, they raised two daughters, Carolyn and Sandra (“Sissy”).
Although she spent most of her life as a homemaker, she also served as a bookkeeper for Ben’s service station.  Agnes was an excellent seamstress, and a fabulous cook.  Each Sunday during football season, you could find Agnes watching and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.  She had been a fan since the team’s inception.  For her 100th birthday, the Dallas Cowboys organization gifted her with autographed photos of both the team and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
 
Mrs. Parker is survived by five generations of family.  Her daughter, Sandra Gardner and husband, Frank Gardner of Katy, Texas; and her son-in-law, Bob Almand of Lufkin, Texas, survive her.  Four grandchildren also survive her: Scott Almand of Lufkin, Texas; Tim Almand and wife, Tammy, of Lufkin, Texas; Angela Gardner Mills and husband, Mark, of Katy, Texas; and Ted Gardner and wife, Marianne, of Houston, Texas.  She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Casi Almand Burchinal and husband, Skyler, of Paris, Texas; Cody Almand and wife, Mary, of Lufkin, Texas; Micah Mills and Emily Mills, of Katy, Texas; Ben Gardner, Luke Gardner and Kate Gardner, of Houston, Texas.  Agnes was also blessed with three great-great-grandchildren, Addisyn Burchinal, Alyvia Burchinal, and Avery Burchinal, all of Paris, Texas. She is also survived by two brothers, Walter Peddy and wife, Jean, of Tenaha, Texas, and Julian Peddy, and wife Elaine, of Tenaha, Texas, as well as a multitude of beloved nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Parker, daughter, Carolyn Almand, a brother, Jennings Peddy, sister, Inez Peddy Pool, and sisters-in-law, Faye Peddy and Helen Peddy, and brother-in-law, Lewis Pool.
 
Pallbearers are Bob Peddy, George Peddy, Cody Almand, Skyler Burchinal, Terry Scull, and Frank Kilpatrick.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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A D Whittington


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A D Whittington, 64, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 18, 2018 in Timpson, Texas.  Born March 20, 1953, A D is the son of the late Robert and Hazel (Miller) Whittington.  Visitation will be held 10AM – 12PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.  Graveside service will be held at 2PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Mt. Olive Cemetery, 4417 CR 4054, Timpson, Texas.
 
A D was a friend of many in Timpson.  You could always find him socializing at Timpson Quick Stop.  He enjoyed life and spending time with family and friends.  
 
Mr. Whittington is survived by his daughters, Gena Littlejohn, Christy Whittington; brother, Tony Whittington and wife Pat; sisters, Martha Gilbert and husband Richard, Maxine Whittington, Robbie Whittington, Delmar Wallace; 7 grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
 
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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Annie Ruth Cox


 

 

NAME   MRS. ANNIE RUTH COX                                        AGE:     89  
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:     01/19/2018, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :           08/13/1922, GENEVA, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      SUNDAY, 01/21/2018, 3 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    GRAVESIDE,  MACUNE CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   SUNDAY, 01/21/2018, 2-3 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           GRAVESIDE, MACUNE CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
OFFICIATING:    
 
BURIAL:        MACUNE CEMETERY
 
FATHER:  LOUIS HANZEL                        MOTHER:    ANNIE LOU AMEY HANZEL  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    PREVIOUS OWNER/OPERATOR OF COX TV REPAIR SERVICE 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     BAPTIST
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
 SON:  GEORGE COX & WIFE BETSY OF MILAM, TEXAS
 
DAUGHTER:  CARLYN LAND & HUSBAND EDWARD OF SAN AUGUSITNE
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  HEATHER & DEAN WATTS; BRIAN & DEYSY COX; LESLEY LAND; & CHRISTY  ALLMAN
 
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN:  MATTHEW WATTS; HADLEY WATTS; SAMANTHA ALLMAN; DYLAN COX; & GAMERON ALLMAN
 
SISTERS:  HELEN WARNER OF COLORADO, MARY LOU MORSE OF ORANGE
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, LOUIS & ANNNIE LOU HANZEL; HUSBAND, CARL COX; SISTERS, DOROTHY CRAIG & SUE THIBODEAUX 
 
 
 

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Robert Olen Hensarling


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Olen Hensarling, 81, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2018 in San Augustine. He was born on October 11, 1936 in San Augustine to Joseph Ralph Hensarling and Versie Ellen Hook Hensarling.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Attoyac Baptist Church in San Augustine. 
 
Robert was raised in the Goodwin Community. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served two years before returning home. Robert treasured his precious moments spent with his grandsons. He also loved playing dominoes or just sitting around and talking with friends and family. 
 
Robert is survived by his sons, Kevin Hensarling and wife, Debra Ann of Palestine and Craig Hensarling of Houston; brothers, Kenneth Bryan Hensarling and wife, Janice of Blackjack and Vernon Ralph Hensarling and wife, Joyce of Sugarland; and grandchildren, Charles Joseph Hensarling, James Robert Hensarling, Joshua Hensarling, and Greg Hall. 
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Versie Hensarling; daughter, Susan Renee Hensarling; and four sisters. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 
 

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Billie Jean Wall


 

 

Billie Jean Wall, 87, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 
 
Mrs. Wall was born September 22, 1930, in Shelby County, to Marvin Jones and Iz Hughes Jones.  For several years, she was the owner and operator of a little café.  She enjoyed meeting and getting to know the different people she was able to serve.  Her hobbies included photography, gardening, working with flowers and listening to country music.  Mrs. Wall was a member of James Church of Christ.  
 
She is survived by
Son: Tony Wall and wife, Louise, of Center
 
Granddaughter: Leslie Wall of Center
 
Brothers:
David Jones of Center
Sammy Jones and wife, Joy, of McClelland
 
Sisters:
Helen Sanford and husband, Ozwalt, of Center
Pat Peace and husband, Monk, of Center
Jo Norris of Center
Linda Foreman and husband, Bobby, of Houston
Rose Jones of Center  
Mary Walker of Center
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Renita Jones of Huxley
Karen Jones of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Honorary Grandchildren:
Carlee Linebarger
Colin Linebarger
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Lester B. Wall
Parents: Marvin Jones and Iz Hughes Jones
Sister: Barbara Waller
Brothers: Donald Jones, Bob Jones
 
A special thanks to Affinity Hospice and her caretaker, Reba Daniels, for their compassionate care.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Mavis Elliott


 

 

Mavis Elliott, 88, of Huxley, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born on January 30, 1929 in Shelby County to L.D. “Huey” Risinger and Ruth Armstreet Risinger. Funeral services for Mavis will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kevin Windham, Bro. Bobby Warr, and Lynn Raymond officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 19, 2018 in the Mangum Funeral Home Stateroom. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 

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Clarence Oliver Austin


 

 

Percy Garner & Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of:
 
DOB: 01/10/1940 DoD: 01/14/ 2018
 
Mr. Clarence Oliver Austin, age 78, of Lufkin, Texas.  Mr. Austin passed away on January 14, 2018 at CHI Memorial Specialty Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, January 20, 2018
11:00 a.m.
New Union Grove Baptist Church
Interment in Pisgha Cemetery
Rev. Napoleon Shaw, Officiating
 
VISITATION 
 Friday, January 19, 2018
12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Wife Margie Brooks Austin of Lufkin, Texas
 
Son Anthony Austin of Corpus Christy
 
Step-sons Samual Brooks (Willma) of San Augustine, Texas
Sanford Brooks of San Augustine, Texas
Terry Teagle (Debra) of Houston, Texas
Keith Teagle Sr. of La Marque, Texas
 
Daughter Angela Wallace of Corpus Christy
 
Step-Daughter Gale Briscoe of Houston, Texas
Debra Wade of Houston, Texas
Jackie Greene (Ricky) of Houston, Texas
 
32 Grand Children 48 Great-Grand Children 11 Great-Great Grand Children
 
Step-Sister Raphael L. White of League City, Texas
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends
 
 

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Clarence Weaver


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clarence Weaver, 87, of Timpson, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Mike Oliver and Bro. Son Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mr. Weaver was born July 19, 1930, in Broaddus, to James Weaver and Mattie Hines Weaver.  He enjoyed working as a mechanic, farming and spending time with his family.  He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Weaver was a past member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Margie Windham Weaver of Timpson
 
Daughter: Tammy Shofner and husband, Johnny, of Center
 
Step Children:
Jimmy Williams and wife, Rosalie, of Palestine
Keith Williams and wife, Erna, of Lufkin
Pam Williams and husband, Gary, of Lufkin
 
Grandchildren:
Clarence Randy Weaver, Jr. and wife, Amanda, of Shelbyville
Derek Barbee and wife, Megan, of Center
Juston Barbee and wife, Jolie, of Center
Clayton Barbee and wife, Sarah, of Center
 
7 Step Grandchildren
 
8 Great Grandchildren
 
14 Step Great Grandchildren
 
Nieces: 
Cathey Monk and husband, Sam, of Center
Nelda Cook of Etoile
 
Host of other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Julie Rushing Weaver
Son: Clarence Randy Weaver, Sr.
Parents: James and Mattie Weaver
 
Numerous brothers and sisters
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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J. Frank "Jaybird" Edge


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. Frank “Jaybird” Edge, 93, of Lufkin, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, at his residence.  
 
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. David Hunt, Rev. Ronald Evans, Rev. Jeffery Smith and Rev. Conlen Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
 
Mr. Edge was born December 6, 1924, in Center to Henry Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge.  He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.  He mentored all of his brothers and made sure they always had employment.  Mr. Edge retired from Pipefitter Local Union #211.  As a hobby, he enjoyed metal detecting and fishing.  Mr. Edge was a member of Eastview United Pentecostal Church in Lufkin.
 
 
 
 
 
He is survived by
Wife: Velma Edge of Lufkin
 
Daughter: Patricia Jones and husband, Glen, of Lufkin
 
Grandchildren:
Conlen Jones and wife, Jennifer
Monica Speed and husband, Rodger
Christy Riddick and husband, Danny
Naomi Evans and husband, Brandon
 
Great Grandchildren:
Linsie Jones
Ethan Jones
Noah Jones
Moriah Marks and husband, Kenneth
Sarah Whatley and husband, Cody
Nick Speed and wife, Cristina
Justin Speed
Matthew Edge
Parker Evans
Owen Evans
Nathan Riddick
Nichole Riddick
Mikele Riddick
Avery Riddick
 
Great Great Grandchildren:
Braygen Marks
Kaislee Marks
Jayden Whatley
Ryleigh Whatley
Christian Speed
Nichole Speed
 
Brothers:
James Edge and wife, LaNell, of Lake Jackson
Lyndon Edge and wife, Vicki, of Rogers, Arkansas
Paul Edge of Desert Hot Springs, California
Dale Edge of Crockett
 
Sister-in-law: Mary Edge Stacy of Angleton
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Rev. Michael J. Edge 
Daughter-in-law: Marilyn Edge
Sisters: Maxine Miller, Joyce Adams, Jackie Miller
Brother: Henry Wesley Edge
 
Pallbearers will be Travis Quinn, John Miller, Danny Edge, Keith Edge, Larry Edge and Steve Miller.  Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Bright, Roy Bright, Ted Bright, Randy Bright and Jack Quinn.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Folsom Chapel Cemetery Fund.
 
A special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice, Veterans Association, Salvation Army Daycare and Texas Home Health for their compassionate care.  Also, a very special thanks to his special nephew, Benny Bright, for his care and assistance through the years.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Rodney Paul Brittain


 

 

Rodney Paul Brittain, 47, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on January 13, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born in Shreveport on October 14, 1970 to Travis Leroy Brittain and Cathy Ann Sample Brittain. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM prior to service time at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Rodney grew up in Center and graduated from Center High School in 1988. He was a people person and very much enjoyed spending time with friends. Rodney was a lot of fun to be around and could always make people smile. He also liked to visit the elderly and help lift their spirits. Rodney had a passion for history and loved to read and study about the past. He could tell you anything you wanted to know about World War II. If you really wanted to get into an interesting conversation with him, just bring up the Star Wars saga. He also loved riding four wheelers and shooting guns. 
 
Rodney is survived by his mother, Cathy Sample Brittain of Center; father, Travis Brittain and wife, Sharon of Center; sons, Trace Garrett Brittain of Shelbyville and Tristan Samford of Huxley; sisters, Nikki Brittain of Richmond and Jill Jefferson and husband, Keith of Center; brothers, Jamey Brittain and wife, Courtney of Tenaha, Charley Brittain of Tenaha, and Josh Cooper and wife, Chelsea of Timpson; grandmother, Hazel Brittain of Garrison; nephew, Logan Jefferson of Center; niece, Morgan Jefferson of Center; aunts and uncles, Barbara Richards and husband, Charles of Garrison, Debbie Snider and husband, Billy of Center, and Larry Sample and wife, Debbie of Center; special pet and best friend, Tessie; and numerous cousins and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Pete Brittain; maternal grandfather, P.O. Sample; and maternal grandmother, Odell Sample. 
 
Pallbearers will be Mark Livingston, Dirk Palmer, Charley Brittain, Mark Jones, Will Lucas, Spence Dance, Sean Wright, Wes Brittain, Steve Cox, and Bubba Mallory.
Honorary pallbearer is Steven Harkness.
 
The family would like to extend special thanks to Vivian and CJ Hammaker of Shreveport and the critical care unit staff of Willis Knighton North in Shreveport. 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 
 

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Gordon Nelson


 
 
98-year-old Gordon William Nelson died Sunday, January 14th, 2018.  He was born in the Silas Community on September 23rd, 1919 to Charlie and Hettie Nelson. He graduated from SFA and taught high school for several years in Newton and Port Neches.  He lived in the Beaumont area for many years, married Dorothy Dougharty, and raised a family.  Mr. Nelson worked in the lab at a refinery that became Union 76 and eventually Chevron. After retirement from the oil industry, he moved back to the Silas Community. Gordon liked to raise animals, drink coffee, eat pie, and visit with people.  The folks at the Quick Stop were like family to him.
 
He was preceded in death by:
 
parents, Charlie and Hettie Nelson
brothers, Elzie Nelson and wife June
               Joe Emmitt Nelson
 
daughter, Karen Smith
 
mother of his children, Dorothy LaHaye
 
Gordon is survived by:
 
son, Don and Sharon Nelson of Center
 
daughter, Nancy Stockman of Temple
 
grandchildren, Jeremy and Brandis Stockman of Salt Lake City, Utah
  Amy Smith of Belton
  Ben and Casey Nelson of Waco
 
son-in-law, O.K. Smith of Belton
 
sister-in-law, Christene Nelson of Spring
 
Mr. Nelson is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
 
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27th, 2018, at the Mt. Olive Baptist church in Silas, where he has been a member since a young age.  There will be visitation time immediately after the service, then a private interment in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.
 

 

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Kathleen Hawk


 

 

Kathleen Hawk, 69, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on January 14, 2018 in Tenaha. She was born on March 17, 1948 in St. Clair, Michigan to Harold Lloyd Shaver and Doris May Sanborn Shaver. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 
 
 
 

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Peggy Sue Allison


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy Sue Allison, 76, of Center, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Jerry Green officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
Mrs. Allison was born September 9, 1941, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Johnny Morgan and Ida Green Morgan. She worked as an administrative assistant in Atlanta, Georgia, for several years.  Later in life, she enjoyed working as a cashier at HEB and Walmart.  She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Center Chapter.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Bill Allison and Amy Jones of Massillon, Ohio
David Allison of Center, Texas
Michelle Durbin and husband, Thomas, of Nacogdoches, Texas
Michael Allison of Center, Texas
 
Grandson: Derek Hughes
 
A number of other grandchildren and great grandchildren
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Jerry Green and wife, Evonne, of Center, Texas
Ruby Bradshaw of Timpson, Texas
Mary Stephenson of Timpson, Texas
Barbara Guch of Quitman, Texas
 
Numerous other relatives
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: W.F. Allison
Parents: Johnny Morgan and Ida Green Morgan
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Randolph Williams


 

 

Randolph Williams, 48, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, at his residence.  
 
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 15, 2018, at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Sister Angela Waller officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Williams was born April 28, 1969, in Center, to Bazelle “Ed” Williams and Anita Louise Windham Williams.  His hobbies included fishing and riding four wheelers.  
 
He is survived by
Children:
Rachel Nicole Williams of Waco
Christopher Scott Williams of Waco
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Anita Killey and husband, Robert, of Center
Tammy Davis and husband, Ronnie, of Center
Edward Williams and wife, Donna, of Center
Franklin Williams and wife, Lynn, of Center
Lucinda Richards and husband, Wayne, of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Bazelle “Ed” Williams and Anita Louise Windham Williams
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 

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Queen Esther Standley


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Funeral service for Mrs. Queen Esther Standley (77) of Center, Texas will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:00pm at St Paul Baptist Church (617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas 75935).  Mrs. Standley was born December 9, 1940.  Mrs. Standley died at Willow Brook Nursing Center, Nacogdoches, Texas on Thursday, January 11, 2018.   Brother Freddie Wilson will be officiation.   
 
Mrs. Standley is survived by:
 
2 Sons:  Rev. Steve (Lillie) Standley of San Augustine, Texas
Craig Standley of Augusta, Georgia 
 
3 Daughters:  Sharon Standley of Nacogdoches, Texas 
           Janice Land of Center, Texas 
Sheaqua Standley of Center, Texas 
 
3 Brothers:  Vance Ratcliff (Marie) of Nacogdoches, Texas
        Willie Ray Ratcliff of Minden, La
         Roderick Ratcliff 
 
6 Sisters:  Merlan Ratcliff of Houston, Texas
    Betty Ratcliff of Tenaha, Texas 
    Joyce (Jackie) Garrett of Beaumont, Texas
    Edith (Walter) Thomas of Center, Texas 
    Elaine Moore of Tenaha, Texas 
    Patsy Casey of Nacogdoches, Texas 
           
 
Visitation:   Tuesday, January 16, 2018 after 1:00pm from the hours of 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
              
Committal:  McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas 
 
Repass:  St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 

 

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Ronny "Shot" Lynch


 

 

 

Ronny “Shot” Lynch, 64, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 11, 2018 in Center. He was born on October 19, 1953 in Center to Arthur Lynch and Marcelline Parker. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. 
 
A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
Shot grew up in the Goober Hill community in south Shelby County. One day on the Center square, he happened to meet Penny Hutcherson and his life changed forever. That brief moment turned into 36 years full of memories and love. Shot treasured the time he spent with his family, friends, and neighbors. His grandkids were the lights of his life. He could spend countless hours just watching them rip, run, and play in the yard. He followed them wherever they went, and he especially liked watching Haleigh play softball. Those babies had his heart, and every second he was with them, priceless memories were made. 
 
Shot was an avid outdoorsman. No one around loved to hog hunt and coon hunt as much as him. His passion for hunting earned his dogs the title of “best around.” People that knew him could tell stories for days about Shot and his dogs. The interesting part about his hunting adventures was that he did it riding the back of a mule instead of on a four-wheeler. Shot’s theory was that his mule could go places those four-wheelers couldn’t.  If you couldn’t find him at work or at home, you knew he was in the woods. This was his sanctuary, his place of peace. Some people travel the world and many of their friends and family would even invite Shot and Penny to go on those fun and exciting trips. Shot would encourage Penny to seize that opportunity, but as for him, he was content in nature. Shot saw the world in the woods. There was no need for bright lights and big city. He was surrounded by magnificence and beauty in the great outdoors right here in East Texas. 
 
Shot was also known for his “junkin.’” He made a hobby of collecting and hauling junk. He could find a use for just about anything. Everyone who travels back and forth through the southern part of Shelby County will pass by Shot’s place. It was his little piece of paradise where he would keep all of his junkin’ findings. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t know Shot Lynch. He never met a stranger and would be happy to have a conversation with any who wanted to stop by just to talk.
 
Shot spent fifteen years working for Shelby County Precinct 2 and the last few years working for Precinct 3. His co-workers became more like family and he valued them all. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Shot loved his church and his church family very much. He was a kind, light-hearted, and genuine man who will be dearly missed by all.
 
Shot is survived by his beloved wife, Penny Lynch of Center; son, Nathan Lynch and wife, Beth of Joaquin; brother, Donny Lynch and wife, Lucille of Marshall; sisters, Diane Jackson and husband, Jerry of Nacogdoches and Sharon Johnson and husband, Tyson of Center; sisters-in-law, Jayne Crain of Center and Lizann Burke and Roy Blackshear of Center; grandchildren, Haleigh, Bryleigh, and Cutter Lynch all of Joaquin; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends. 
 
He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur C. Lynch; mother, Marcelline Parker Lynch Green; stepfather, James T. Greer; mother-in-law, Peggy Hutcherson; father-in-law, Hutch Hutcherson; brothers-in-law, Roy Crain and Mike Burke; and nephew, Cody Johnson. 
 
Pallbearers will be Spud Faussett, Chuck Raymond, Jimbo Faussett, Lewis Ross, Roy Blackshear, Tony Denby, Mike Powdrill, Keith O’Rear, Vic Cooper, Todd Clark, Craig Hendricks and Ron Hendricks.
 
Honorary pallbearers are Gaylon Howard, Terry Walton, Johnny Magby and the employees of Shelby County Precinct 3: Charles Barr, Roy Cheatwood, David Cheatwood, Jimmy Daw, Rex Haas, Bob Jones, Bob Cheatwood, Kevin Meyers and Michael Stahl.
 
Memorial donations can be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 1645 FM 2608, Center, Texas, 75935.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 
 
 
 
 

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Jeffrey Wade Jones


 

 

Jeffrey Wade Jones, 38, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 9, 2018 in Carthage, Texas.  Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 20, 1979, Jeffrey is the son of Charles Wesley Jones and Patricia Carrington.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until service time on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.  Funeral service will be held Saturday January 13, 2018 at 2PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas with Bro. Dee Daniel officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 
 
Jeffrey graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1997. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University and University of Las Vegas Nevada. He received his degree from UNLV in 2006 in Marketing. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
 
Jeffrey lived for many years in Las Vegas where he worked in Retail Sales before returning to the East Texas area. At the time of his death Jeffrey resided in Timpson, Texas.
Jeffrey was not only a loving son and brother, but a loyal, committed friend to all the many friends he made throughout his short years. He had a charming, witty way about him that often lifted spirits of those around him. He was never at a loss for words and never met a stranger. We are all better for having had him in our lives and he will be missed every day by all who had the pleasure of calling him their friend and brother.
 
He is the son of the late Charles Wesley Jones and Patricia Robinson Carrington and Joe Carrington. He is also preceded in death by his older brother, Wesley Blake Jones.
He leaves behind maternal uncles, aunts, and cousins; Glen and Dancy Robinson, Markham Robinson, and Dan and Shea Hale, David and Angela Robinson, Brian and Allie Stringer, and Andrew and Anna Harris all of whom reside in Mississippi.
 
Paternal aunts and uncles include Tim and Freida Johnson and Gail Wagley, Steve and Becky Benson, Rodney Benson and family, Doug and Lisa Tankersley, Kevin and Dee McNew all of whom live in West Texas.
 
He was blessed with his Timpson family, Billy and Janeice Carrington, Bubba and Katherine Carrington, Jared and Madison Jones, John and Kinsey Jones, and Chris and Christian Carrington.
 
 
 
 

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Kenneth Earl Baggett


 

 

Kenneth Earl Baggett, 59, of Center, passed away January 10, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Robert Baggett officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.
 
Mr. Baggett was born December 29, 1958, in La Mesa, California, to John T. Baggett and Bonnie Belsha Baggett.  His hobbies included motorcycles, martial arts and music.  He was of the Christian faith.
 
He is survived by
Mother: Bonnie Belsha Baggett of Center
 
Sons:
Cody Baggett of Wichita, Kansas
Brandon Childs of Huntington
 
Brother: Curtis Baggett and wife, Sherry, of Center
 
Niece: 
Delainey Baggett of Center
Desirae Perry of Houston
 
Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Father: John T. Baggett
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Laura W. McDonald


 

 

Laura W. McDonald, 80, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on January 9, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on March 21, 1937 in Odessa, Texas to James McGuire and Opal (Harrison) McGuire. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church, Hwy 417E off of Hwy 87S in Shelbyville, Texas with Bro. Don Windham officiating.
 
Laura enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers play baseball. She found great joy in spending time with her family.  Laura was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She enjoyed spending time outdoors working in her beautiful flower gardens.  Laura was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville and loved her church dearly.  
 
She is survived daughters, Rita McNally and husband, Gary of New Summerfield, Texas, Jeanie Tagg and husband, Howard of Lindale, Texas; son, James McDonald and wife, Melinda of Shelbyville, Texas; sisters, Iola Hicks, Margaret McGuire, Pat Richard, Eulene Hughes, Jo Segura; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.  
 
Laura is preceded in death by her loving husband, J G McDonald, and her parents.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 
 
 

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JoAnn Tucker Jameson


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JoAnn Tucker Jameson, 66, of Center, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Goodwyn officiating.  Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mrs. Jameson was born November 14, 1951, in Houston, to George Leon Tucker and Pearl Earnestine Atkinson Tucker.  She was a member of Campti Pentecostal Church.
 
She is survived by 
 
Daughter: Christina Powell and husband, Thomas, of Center
Their Children: 
Rachel Powell of Center
Rebekah Powell of Center
Rileigh Powell of Center
Thomas Powell of Center
 
Son:
Steve W. Jameson II and wife, Deyonna, of Center
Their Children:
Will of Mineral Wells
Monty of Nevada
Steve Ryan Jameson of Center
Matthew Jameson of Center
 
Daughter:
Doris Snodgrass and husband, Douglas, of Center
Their Children:
John Anthony of Center
Rickie Snodgrass of Center
Katelynn Pearl of Center
Kimberlynn Faye of Center
 
Mother: Pearl Earnestine Stoddard of Houston
 
Brothers and Sisters:
William Lee Tucker and wife, Jackie, of Houston
Robert Dale Stoddard and wife, Darla, of Houston
Patricia Glover and husband, Ronald, of Houston
Gary George Tucker of Tyler
Lora Schumann and husband, Craig, of Friendswood
 
Sister-in-law: Kathy Tucker of Houston
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Steve W. Jameson
Father: George Tucker
Brother: Sonny Tucker
Stepfather: Robert Stoddard
 
Pallbearers will be Tommy Powell, Steve Ryan Jameson, Matthew Jameson, John Quintero, Eddie Palmer, Thomas Powell, Douglas Snodgrass and Steve Jameson II.  Honorary pallbearer will be William Lee Tucker.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Madalynne Stockton


 

 

NAME       MRS. MADALYNNE STOCKTON                                    AGE:   95    
 
ADDRESS:     BROADUSS, TEXAS
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    12/05/2017,  HUNTINGTON, TEXAS   
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     09/05/1922, DERIDDER, LOUISIANA      
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    SATURDAY, 01/13/2017, 2:00 P.M.   
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:  GRAVESIDE - CAMP RUBY CEMETERY, POLK COUNTY, TEXAS  
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   N/A
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    N/A       
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. DON LOFTON 
 
BURIAL:   CAMP RUBY CEMETERY, POLK COUNTY, TEXAS     
 
FATHER:   DEWEY WILLIAMS                      MOTHER:     RUBY DONALDSON 
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   INSPECTOR, MANAGEMENT FOR TEXAS BOLT FOR 30 YEARS   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:   BAPTIST   
 
SURVIVED BY:  
DAUGHTER:  SANDRA MCDANIEL OF BROADDUS, TEXAS
SON:  WILLARD HARRY STOCKTON OF CLIBIT, OKLAHOMA
12 GRANDCHILDREN; 27 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; 28 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, WILLARD LEROY STOCKTON; SON, WILLIAM LARRY STOCKTON; MOM, RUBY SUTTON; SISTERS, VERTA, BONNIE, & ELSIE.  
 

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Allen Scott Terry


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen Scott Terry, 57, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on January 8, 2018 in Dallas. He was born on September 20, 1960 in Kingsville, Texas to Wilbert Scott Terry, Jr. and Pauline Norton Terry. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.
 
Allen moved to Shelbyville, Texas with his family at the young age of nine years old.  He attended Shelbyville High School.  He attended TSTI in Waco, Texas and obtained a Waste Water Treatment Certification.  Allen made his home in Dallas, Texas with his wife Denise Karpuk working daily for Multi Packaging Solutions as maintenance personnel.  He was an avid runner, enjoyed yoga, and spent much time reading.  
 
Allen is survived by his wife, Denise Karpuk of Dallas, Texas; mother, Pauline Norton Terry of Shelbyville, Texas; brother, Cooper Terry and wife Debbie of Longview, Texas; sister, Allyson Jamison and husband Mark of Henderson, Nevada; nieces and nephews, Riley Jamison of Sherman Oaks, California, Ethan Jamison of Denver, Colorado, Connor Terry of College Station, Texas, Caleb Terry of Longview, Texas, Carter Terry of Longview, Texas; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
 
He is preceded in death by his father, Wilbert Scott Terry, Jr.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 

 

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Bobby Warr


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Gene Warr, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Houston.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Bobby O. Warr and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Bobby was born August 21, 1939, in Center, to Dillon Warr and Eula Mae Hammers Warr.  He graduated Center High School in 1957 and went on to further his education at Panola Community College, Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Houston.  He majored in Business Administration.  Bobby opened his first hair salon in Center, where he served men and women for fifteen years.  He changed professions midlife by attending Lamar University to improve professional and technical skills in construction.  There, he made the Dean’s Honor list at age forty-one.  Later, he worked for Brown and Root in the electrical and technical division until he retired in 2000.  Bobby was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville, a Lifetime 33º Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner at Tyler Shrine.  He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 58 years: Nancy Lacy Warr of Center, Texas
 
Children:
Tracy Warr Doggett and husband, Reese, of Houston, Texas
Wesley Allen Warr of Houston, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Justin Robert Doggett and wife, Maria, of Austin, Texas
Erin Elise Hernandez and husband, Erick, of Houston, Texas
Amber Nicole Warr of Sontag, Mississippi
 
Great Grandchildren:
Tyler Erick Hernandez
Austin Reese Hernandez
Caden Lee Case
Paxton Trent Hodges
 
Sisters-in-law and Brother-in-law:
Janis Lacy Compton and husband, Jeep, of Lufkin, Texas
Dr. Joe Neal Lacy and wife, Jane Ann, of Fort Worth, Texas
Linda Lacy Reinhart of Columbus, Ohio
Norma Jo Warr of Kingwood, Texas
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Dillon Warr and Eula Mae Hammers Warr
Brother: Sherrill D. Warr
Father-in-law: John Neal Lacy
Mother-in-law: Zelma Lacy Pate
 
Pallbearers will be Brad Alan Hughes, Brent Ashton Hughes, Justin Robert Doggett, Barry Webb, Darren Webb, Matt Matthews, Al Jamison and Gregory J. Warr. Honorary pallbearers will be George M. Smith Jr., Michael Meeks, Harold Warr, Luke Motley III, Joe Anderson, Buddy Hancock, Loman Russell, Jimmy McCauley, Charles St.Clair, Ronny Hughes and Dr. Robert Hughes.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

 

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Norma Jean Chance


 

 

Norma Jean Chance, 90, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at noon.
 
Mrs. Chance was born September 12, 1927, in Spirit Lake, Idaho, to Willard Roy Marty and Mary Mareta Ditton Marty.  She was employed with the US Census Bureau, where she retired as a District Supervisor after twenty five years of service.  Her hobbies include crocheting and reading.  Mrs. Chance attended Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and formerly attended Union Baptist Church in Harrison, Arkansas.
 
She is survived by
Sons:
Gerald Chance of Clarksville, Virginia
Jimmie Chance of Houston, Texas
Ralph Chance and wife, Kristi, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Randy Chance of Broomfield, Colorado
 
Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Larry Chance
Parents: Willard Roy Marty and Mary Mareta Ditton Marty
Grandchildren: Keith Chance, Jason Chance
Great Grandson: Michael Chance
Sister: Donna Marty
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Bobby G. Warr


 

 

Bobby G. Warr, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Houston.
 
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel.
 
 
Among his survivors is his wife, Nancy Lacy Warr of Center; son, Wesley Allen Warr of Houston and daughter, Tracy Warr Doggett and husband, Reese, of Houston.
 
 
Additional information and survivors to be announced at a later time.
 
 

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