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Jewel Lee Turner


Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Lee Turner (98) of Timpson, Texas will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 1:00pm.  Services will be held at the Antioch Baptist Church.  Rev George Grace will be officiating. Mrs. Turner died Monday 28, 2015 at Oak Manor Nursing Center in Nacogdoches, Texas following a brief illness.

 

Mrs. Turner is survived by friends & family.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church from 12 Noon to 1:00pm.

 

Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery. 

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Elmer Mathews


DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Elmer Mathews

 

Elmer Mathews, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 25, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

 

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2015 at Center Christian Fellowship with Bro. David Long and Bro. Don Murphree officiating.  Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.

 

Mr. Mathews was born September 19, 1934, in Joaquin to Andrew R. Mathews and Florence MaeDell Taylor. Mr. Mathews spent his life as a pastor, teacher, principal, and Juvenile Probation Officer. Mr. Mathews retired after 37 years of teaching with 32 years of that serving as principle at Fellowship Elementary School. He also was a teacher at Texas A&M fire school for 18 years. After a brief retirement of 2 hours, he quickly took the job as Shelby County Juvenile Probation Officer. He was a founding member of the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department in 1973. He served the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department as Chief from 1977-1987 and then again 1993-2000 while also serving as a training officer and chaplain. Mr. Mathews was a pastor for 55 years with 43 of those years pastoring at Good Hope Baptist Church and also was a pastor at Old Center Baptist Church. Mr. Mathews was a long time Joaquin football fan and rarely missed a game. Mr. Mathews loved to fish and camp and most of all spending time with his family.     

 

He is survived by

 

Wife of 58 years:

Dorothy Mathews of Joaquin

 

Sons:

Rodney Mathews and wife Denise of Center

Spencer Mathews and wife Teresa of Kountze

 

Daughter:

Nancy Smith and husband Frank of North Richland Hills

 

Grandchildren:

Matt Scales

Trey Scales

Lindsay Clark

Amber Mathews

Allen Mathews

Kennedi Mathews

Reagan Mathews

 

10 Great-Grandchildren

 

Brothers:

Johnny Mathews and wife Lorelei of Huxley

Don Mathews of Sour Lake

 

Sister-in-law: Maurice Clark

 

2 Nieces and 1 Nephew

 

A host of Family and Friends

 

Preceded in death by

Parents: Andrew R. Mathews and Florence MaeDell Mathews

Son: William “Bill” Mathews

Brother: Jerry Banks Mathews

 

Pallbearers will be Matt Scales, Trey Scales, Allen Mathews, David Clark Sr., Cody Barton, Steve Cockrell, Billy Mac Wilson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Joaquin Fire Department and Center Fire Department

 

In lieu of flowers or donations can be made to the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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

 

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Elton Vernon Broadus


Elton Vernon Broadus, 74, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch officiating.  Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mr. Broadus was born September 24, 1941, in Overton, to Emmitte Ramsey Broadus and Flossie Wiggins Broadus.  He was a member of Word of Faith Church in Joaquin.
 
He is survived by
Daughter:
Wanda Matthews of Joaquin
Tawana Snow and husband, Phillip, of Carthage
Dana Robinson and husband, Tim, of Carthage
 
Grandchildren:
Dillon Duncan
Jacob Duncan
Morgan Matthews
Nick Matthews
Taylor Mills
 
Brothers:
Roy Broadus of Joaquin
Jerry Broadus of Carthage
 
Sister: Barbara Woodcox of Joaquin
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Emmitte Ramsey Broadus and Flossie Wiggins Broadus
Sisters: Velta Bordner, Gail Broadus
Brothers: James Broadus, Bobby Broadus
 
Pallbearers will be Shawn Murray, Luke Murray, Jason Broadus, Toby Broadus, Josh Walker and R.J. Sanders.
 
Honorary pallbearer will be Doug Smith, Rodney Prinka, Raymond Carroll and Marvin Cambell.

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Update: 'Coach' Raymond Jackson


“Coach” Raymond Jackson, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Natalie Nelson and Bro. Andrew King officiating.  
 
Mr. Jackson was born February 24, 1939, in Gary, to Paul Allen Jackson and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson.  He was lifetime member of Texas High School Coaches Association. Mr. Jackson coached basketball and football for 40 years.  He coached the Tenaha Tigers 1998 State Championship Football Team.  Mr. Jackson was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Sylvia Jackson of Tenaha
 
Sons: 
Ray Jackson and wife, Vera, of Joaquin
Randy Jackson and wife, Shannon, of Grapevine
 
Grandchildren:
Anna Wilson
Brianna Jackson
Russell Jackson
Katie Jackson
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Paul Jackson and wife, Carolyn, of Joaquin
Dan Jackson of Mt. Ida, Arkansas
James Jackson of New Orleans, Louisiana
Judith Adams and husband, Holly, of Tenaha
Sheila Wiggins and husband, Chuck, of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by 
Parents: Paul Allen Jackson and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson
 
Pallbearers will be Joe Adams, Jonathan Eubank, Kevin Blackmon, Randy Jackson, Jeremy Adams, Aaron Adams, Russell Jackson and Justin Wilson.  Honorary pallbearers will be all former football and basketball players.

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Update: Lisa Gayle Smith


Lisa Gayle Smith, 55, of Center, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at her residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, at McClelland Church in Shelbyville with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Billy Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.
 
Lisa was born August 5, 1960, in Center, to Carl Laborn Smith and Nina Bell Campbell Smith.  She was a beloved earthly angel, who loved listening to music and rocking in her rocking chair.  
 
She is survived by
Brothers and Sisters:
Billie Smith of Shelbyville
Carolyn Landry and husband, Tommy, of Garland
Gordon “Buddy” Smith and wife, Jeanette, of Center
Janette Windham and husband, Max “Honey” of Shelbyville
Carl Davis Smith and wife, Jan, of Shelbyville
Robert Smith and wife, LaDonna, of Shelbyville
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Carl Laborn Smith and Nina Bell Campbell Smith
Brother: Fred “Scooter” Smith
Grandparents: Steve and Lizzy Smith; Jim Fred and Callie Campbell
 
Pallbearers will be Kelby Windham, Reid Windham, Nicklaus Powell, Clayton Powell, Keith Smith and Jonathan Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven “Bug” Smith and James Powell.
 
A special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.
 

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Walter R. Ramsey


Community Funeral Home of Center announces 88 year old Mr. Walter R. Ramsey, of Tenaha, passed away on the evening of Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Holiday Nursing Home. Services are pending.

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Thelma Gates


Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces 49 year old Ms. Thelma Gates, of Garrison, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015 in Dallas. Services are pending.

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