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Mrs. Jessie Nell Buckley


 

Mrs. Jessie Nell Buckley 66 of Center passed away Tuesday at Nacogdoches in the memorial Hospital wake will be held on Friday from 7-9 at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, Texas.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Center, TX.  Interment will follow at the Westview Cemetery in Center, TX with Pastor Freddie D. Wilson.

 

She is survived by: 

 

Husband -  Leonard Buckley

 

1 Daughter -  lATONYA bUCKLEY

 

2 Sons - Terry Buckley, Vincent Buckley

 

19 Grand Children, 6 Great Grand Children

 

2 Sisters - Velma Lee Calhoun

 

5 Brothers - Louis Earl Jackson, Willie Jackson,Y.D Jackson, David Henderson, Melvin Calhoun,

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Mr. Earnest Lee Perry


 

Mr. Earnest Lee Perry 46 of Tenaha passed away Jul 15 in Galveston service will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Community Funereal Home Chapel in Center, TX. Bishop Roosevelt Swindle will be officiating.  

 

He is survived by:

 

4 Sisters - Victoria Perry, Mary Ann Culpepper, Reba Gipson, Minnie Pearl Taylor

 

5 Brothers - Danile Lee Gipson, Walter Joe Gipson, Larry Shannon, Freddy Perry 

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Cassie Daynell (Faussett) Bates


 

 

 
 
Cassie Daynell (Faussett) Bates, 31, of Frisco formerly of Timpson, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 in Frisco.
 
Memorial Service will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
 
She was born to October 16, 1984 to Jimmy and Pam Faussett.
 
She is survived by:
Husband:
Elton Bates of Frisco
Parents:
Jimbo & Pam Faussett of Timpson
Brother:
Jeremy Hammers of Timpson
Niece:
Hailey Hammers of Timpson
Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends
 

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Chris Furlow


 

Chris Furlow, 54, of Huxley, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.
 
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with military honors to be given by the US Navy. Visitation will be Monday, July 25, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
He was born October 28, 1961 in Harris County, Texas to L.C. Furlow and Wanda (Rivers) Furlow. He served in the US Navy for 4 years. He worked for Tyson for many years as an electrician.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, L.C. & Wanda Furlow.
 
He is survived by:
Brother & Sister-in-law:
Kenneth & Cindy Furlow of Huxley
Sister & Brother-in-law:
Vicki & Curtis Cooper of Huxley
Nephew:
Lance Furlow of Huxley
Numerous family & friends
Pallbearers will be Chris’s dear friends
 

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MRS. SYBLE SUZETTE


 

NAME:   MRS. SYBLE SUZETTE "SUSIE" DICKERSON               AGE:    64     

 
ADDRESS:   BRONSON, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    07/23/2016, BRONSON, TEXAS  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    11/07/1951, HOUSTON, TEXAS        
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    WEDNESDAY, 07/17/2016, 2:00 P.M. .   
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   SANDY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, SABINE  COUNTY, TEXAS 
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   07/25/2016 & 07/26/2016 - 6 TIL 8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    SANDY CREEK BAPTST CHURCH, SABINE COUNTY, TEXAS     
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. JEFF COOPER & BRO. ROBERT BYLEY   
 
BURIAL:  MCBRIDE CEMETERY, SABINE COUNTY, TEXAS    
 
FATHER:    DONALD M. FERRELL                    MOTHER:    JERLENE MCBRIDE
        
OCCUPATION:   CHECKER @ GROCERY STORE
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    SANDY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 MOTHER:  JERLENE EDGE OF BRONSON, TEXAS
DAUGHTER:  PAULA SOLOMON & HUSBAND PHILLIP OF AKINS, TEXAS
GRANDCHILDREN:  CHARLENE & CHRISTIAN FOUNTAIN
GREAT-GRANDSON:  ANGEL
SISTERS:  BETH, TAMMY & KIM - ALL OF HOUSTON
BROTEHR:  JOHNNY EDGE & WIFE JETON OF LADE MORGAN, COLORADO
BROTHER-IN-LAW:  DUANE SYKES OF LAS CRUSES, NM
NUMEROUS  AUNTS, UNCLES, NIECES & NEPHEWS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, CULLEN DICKERSON; FATHERS, DONALD FERRELL & CHARLES F. EDGE JR.; DAUGHTER, DONNA C. WHITE; SISTER, CHERYL SYKES; AND BROTHER, DONALD FERRELL JR.
 
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY IS REQUESTING DONATIONS BE MADE TO SANDY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH.
 

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Lois (Starr) Duncan (UPDATED)


 

 
 
Lois (Starr) Duncan, 86, of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at New Horizons Nursing Home in Columbus, MS
 
Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Duncan Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Danny Lewis officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the graveside service at the cemetery.
 
She was born April 24, 1930 in Willis, VA to Orin and Etta (Sutphin) Starr.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Orin and Etta Starr and husband, James Duncan.
 
She is survived by:
Daughter:
Joanne Beall & husband, Alan of Columbus, MS
Granddaughter:
Lauren Beall
Sister:
Bobbie Hall
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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Raith Lynwood Smelser (Updated)


 

 

 
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RAITH LYNWOOD SMELSER, JR
 
Raith Lynwood Smelser, Jr of Center, Texas, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 23 surrounded by his loving family, friends, and dog, Peaches. Lynwood was born January, 24, 1936 in Ringgold, Louisiana. After graduating from Minden High School (class of 1959) he entered Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service.   In 1976 he became manager of a cooperative project between the Forest Service and NASA. He worked closely with NASA and the Apollo astronauts on this project. Then in 1976 he was selected to manage a 170,000 acre area called Land Between the Lakes for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Lynwood retired from Federal service in 1992 and moved to Center. Retirement never lasted long as he became engineer for Brown Builders in Shreveport, Louisiana on contracts for Barksdale Airforce Base. Lastly he became a consultant for Wheeler Law Office where his work with riding lawnmower cases involving small children became a job that he was most proud of. Helping families cope with the loss of children in these cases became his passion. Lynwood was also a recognized hunter, fisherman, and craftsman of hunting knives. He was the owner of Delta S Engineering and served on many National Boards during his career.
Preceded in death by his mother Catherine Smelser and father Raith Smelser, Sr and stepmother Sara Smelser. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty O’Donnell Smelser; son John Ryland Smelser of Center; son Mark Raith Smelser and wife Mandy Vickery Smelser of Troup, Tx; Grandson Jake Raith Smelser of Troup, Tx; and step-sister Susan LaFitte of Shawnee, Ok. Also sister-in-Laws Gene Albright of Longview and Kathryn Axen  and her husband and Lynwoods best friend Albert Axen of Center. Numerous nephews and a very special niece Ava Axen who lovingly became one of his caregivers. His life was also filled with memories of many special friends where ever he lived. 
Lynwood was a very intelligent individual who always could answer the most complex question with ease. Whether speaking to a convention of thousands or a group of few, he was always using his experiences in life to relay a special message. His greatest life accomplishments were his family and making sure they were happy. He was most happy when he was with his grandson Jake, watching him grow and learn how to fish, hunt, and play golf. If he could talk to us today he would say, “John it is ok, I am at peace.” 
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Jane Todd, Sara Lloyd, and devoted friend Don Weaver.
A memorial celebration will be held later as Lynwood requested cremation. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Logansport, Nursery Fund – P.O. Box 177,  Logansport, Louisiana 71049. Funeral arrangement are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
 
 
 
 

 

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Rodney Lynn Emmons


 

Rodney Lynn Emmons, 58, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016, at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
 
Mr. Emmons was born April 15, 1958, in Center, to J. L. Emmons and Carolyn Sue Patterson Emmons. He never met a stranger and loved everyone.  His love for God was unconditional.
 
He is survived by
Father: J. L. Emmons
 
Sister: Pam Bolton and husband, Billy
 
A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Mother: Carolyn Sue Emmons
Grandparents: Beulah B. Patterson, Leland and Johnny Lou Emmons
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to assist with final expenses.
 

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William Denton Haley Jr.


 
 
 
William Denton “Denny” Haley, Jr., 61, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
 
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at First Baptist Church Center with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Bobby Bressman officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be Friday, July 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
He was born November 14, 1954 in Center to William Denton Haley, Sr. and Blanche (Stephenson) Haley. Denny worked in construction for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center. 
 
He is preceded in death by his father, William Denton Haley, Sr and his sister, Betty Ruth (Haley) Slatten.
 
He is survived by:
Mother:
Blanche (Stephenson) Haley of Center
Niece:
Haley Beth Williams & husband, Caleb of College Station
Great Nieces:
Casey & Ava Grace Williams
Aunts & Uncles:
Minnie Lovejoy of Center
Faye Elder of Shreveport, LA
Carl Stephenson & wife, Patty of Houston
James Haley & wife, Frances of Mineola
Numerous Cousins & Other Relatives
Pallbearers:
Burton Brown, Terry Stephenson, Randy Elder,
Danny West and Eddie Bridwell 
 

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Mr. Earnest Perry


 

Mr. Earnest Perry of Tenaha passed away Friday 15th in a Galbeston hospital.  Services are still pending. 

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Mr. David Allen Russell


 

Mr. David Allen Russell, age 53, of San Augustine, Texas, passed from this life July 17, 2016 in Lufkin, Texas.He was born June 3, 1963 to Francis O. and Pauline (Cox) Russell in Conroe, Texas.
 
He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. Also, active as a Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed watching his boys play baseball, fishing, hunting and spending time outdoors. He worked as a Papermill Employee.
 
Those left to cherish his memory include: Mother Pauline Cox Russell of San Augustine; Sons Joshua Russell and Bryan Hoff of San Augustine; Brother Curtis Russell and wife Jerrie of Palestine, Texas; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.
 
He was preceded in death by Father Francis O. Russell; Brother Robert Henry Russell; Sisters Kay Frances Cuenco & Karen Hamm
 
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 19, 2016, between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Service will be Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 1:00 pm, at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, Bro. Roberts officiating. Burial to follow at Macune Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.
 
Pallbearers include David L. Russell, Rickey Russell, Roger Wall, Ray Bryant, Billy Masters, Zachary Farmer

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Myrtle Virginia Smith


 

 
 
Myrtle Virginia Smith, 72, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at her residence.
 
Memorial Service will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
 
She was born January 16, 1944 in Winsboro, Texas to Homer Hill Gallagher and Arlee (Henry) Gallagher.
 
She is preceded in death her parents, Homer and Arlee Gallagher and sister, Zelda Sparks.
 
She is survived by:
2 Sons:
Johnny Edward Burgess of Waxahachie
James Lee Burgess of Center
Grandchildren:
Kayla Burgess 
Corey Burgess
Brittney Burgess
Kayler Burgess
Joshua Burgess
Sister:
Betty Miller & husband, Sam of Carthage
 

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Wanda Raymond Samford


 

Wanda Raymond Samford, 84, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her residence.
 
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.
 
Mrs. Samford was born November 16, 1931, in Iola, to Lois Kelton Raymond and Mattie Crouch Raymond.  She was an accomplished artist and also enjoyed flower gardening.  She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Samford was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Jerry Samford of Center
 
Children:
Jeff Samford and wife, Joanna, of Center
Sharon Wilson and husband, Rick, of Longview
Terry Samford and wife, Penny, of Austin
Sandy Wheeler of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Jeffery Samford
Dawn White
Jeremy Lansford
Angie Tyler
Elizabeth Houston
Ashley Samford
Chris Wheeler
Nic Wheeler
Whitney Wheeler
 
Great Grandchildren:
Devon Tucker
Natalie Woodell
Maggie Samford
Everett Samford
Jayden Lansford
Owen Tyler
Brody Tyler
Lively Wheeler
 
Brother: Jack Raymond of Lake Jackson
 
Sister: Lena Junek of Snook
 
Preceded in death by
Grandson: Matthew Lansford
Parents: Lois Kelton Raymond and Mattie Crouch Raymond
Brother: Dub Raymond
 

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Billy Wayne “Wild Bill” Gattis


 

Billy Wayne “Wild Bill” Gattis, 65, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his residence.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin with Bro. Jeff Spring and Bro. Mark Woolf officiating.  Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mr. Gattis was born February 24, 1951, in Jacksonville, to George Stokes Gattis and Fannie Flora Atkerson Gattis.  He loved fishing, camping and spending time with his family.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Dorothy Gattis of Joaquin
 
Children:
Chasity Dean and husband, Troy
Ricky Nunley and wife, Holly
Keisha Byrd
Shaunda Byrd and husband, Dusten
Shelby Emerson and wife, Faith
Jamie Gattis and wife, Betty
Teresa Gattis
 
19 Grandchildren
 
2 Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Earl Wayne Gattis
Lee Gattis and wife, Marie
Hazel Croft
Mary Snow
Sandra Sanford
Brenda Armstrong and husband, Jack
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
2 Grandchildren
Parents: George Stokes Gattis and Fannie Flora Atkerson Gattis
Brothers: Richard Gattis, Ray Gattis
 

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A.M. “Bo” Scott Jr.


 

A.M. “Bo” Scott Jr., 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mr. Scott was born November 7, 1930, in Center, to Audrey M. Scott and Zina M. Fountain Scott.  He served in the United States Army, where he retired after 20 years of service.  Following his retirement from the Army, Mr. Scott worked as a policeman and a fireman for the City of Center for 22 years.  He loved cooking and was an avid outdoorsman.  He especially enjoyed taking care of his livestock.
 
He is survived by
Son: James Scott and wife, Pat, of Tomball
 
Son-in-law: Chris Byrnes and wife, Tina, of Center
 
Step Daughter: Terry Hughes and husband, Eddie, of De Queen, Arkansas
 
Step Son: Steve Glaze and wife, Sue, of Tennessee
 
Grandchildren:
Chris Scott of The Woodlands
Jay Scott of The Woodlands
Collin M. “Trey” Byrnes of Center
Christopher M. “Beau Buster” Byrnes of Center
Cheyenne Byrnes of Center
Shane Hughes of De Queen, Arkansas
Morgan Bailey of Center
Brandy Cox of Center
Tiffany Pope of Center
 
5 Great Grandsons
 
3 Great Granddaughters
 
Sister: Ollie Mae Octivares of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Laura McSwain Scott
Wife: Marie Glaze Scott
Daughter: Lisa Renee Scott Byrnes
Parents: Audrey M. Scott and Zina M. Fountain Scott
Brother: Sam Scott
 
Pallbearers will be Chris Scott, Jay Scott, Collin M. “Trey” Byrnes, Christopher M. “Beau Buster” Byrnes, Morgan Bailey and Beau Scott.  Honorary pallbearers will be L. D. Eaves, Eddie Hughes and Center Volunteer Fire Department.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Center Volunteer Fire Department.
 

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Gaylon Harvey


 

 

 
 
Gaylon Harvey 70, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his residence.
 
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
He was born May 3, 1946 in Center, Texas to John T. “Jake” Harvey and Laura Lee (Fleming) Harvey. He worked at Bruce Hardwood Floors as a lead man and retired after 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting & baling hay. He loved spending time with family and friends. He loved life and he never met a stranger anywhere he went. 
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jake & Laura Lee Harvey.
 
He is survived by:
Wife of almost 42 years:
Ann Marie Harvey of Huxley
Children:
Kenneth Harvey & wife, Taja of Huxley
Sherry Bragg & husband, Corey of Huxley
Kevin Harvey & wife, Karen of Center
Keith Harvey & wife, Chasidee of Huxley
Rebecca “Becky” Wainright & fiancé Josh Lindsey of Joaquin
Grandchildren:
Blake, Justin & Kenley Harvey
Rachael Hughes & husband, Micheal, Ida, Jake & Ashton Bragg
Matthew, Macy & Mandy Harvey
Titus, Tatum & Taylor Harvey
Samantha & Ashley Wainright
Great Grandchild:
Chandler Bragg
Brother-in-law:
John Hugh Leggett & wife, Deborah of Joaquin
Pallbearers:
Jake Bragg, Blake Harvey, Titus Harvey, Matt Harvey,
Michael Hughes, Javey Jamison, Dustin Robinson & Luke Hendricks
Honorary Pallbearers:
Coleman Bivens, Billy Jack Corbell, Mack O’Rear, Sammy O’Rear,
Sammy Furlow, Bert Furlow, O.L. Hendricks, Ashton Bragg & Justin Harvey 
 

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Minnie (Sue) Kent


 

 
Minnie (Sue) Kent, 71, of Center, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, in Nacogdoches.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 18, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. William D. Dickerson and Bro. William Paul Allen officiating.  Interment will follow at Blackjack Cemetery in Martinsville.  A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Ms. Kent was born August 2, 1944, in Nacogdoches County, to Phines Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver.  Her hobbies included crafting, crocheting and sewing.  She loved being Memaw to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Ms. Kent attended Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Daughters:
Sherri Addison of Center
Michelle Scarber of Nacogdoches
 
Grandchildren:
Christy Allen and husband, William, of San Augustine
Karen Whitehead and husband, Joey, of Bremerton, Washington
Sammy Addison Jr. and wife, Carrie, of San Augustine
Amanda Scarber of Nacogdoches
 
Great Grandchildren:
Haven Allen of San Augustine
Payton Ray Allen of San Augustine
Connor Whitehead of Bremerton, Washington
Paisley Whitehead of Bremerton, Washington
Kimberly Addison of San Augustine
Jessica Addison of San Augustine
Zachery Addison of San Augustine
Alex Griffin of Pineland
 
Sister: Clara Williams of Waterman
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Bill Kent
Grandchild: Silver Addison
Parents: Phines Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver
Brothers: Robert E. Oliver, Neal T. Oliver, Heaz Henry Oliver
Sisters: Mary F. Vaco, Thelma Stewart
 

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Toni Carol Robinson


 

Toni Carol Robinson, 51, of Timpson, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Nacogdoches.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jack Forbis officiating.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Ms. Robinson was born April 1, 1965, to Clara Wheeler Buckley.  She was a member of Messiah Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Daughters:
Carrie Robinson Simmons and husband, Brandon, of Ratcliff
Dana Robinson McDaniel and husband, Demarcus, of Timpson
 
Grandchildren:
Justus Hooper
Kaydence Simmons
Kenzley Simmons
 
Brother: Deven Buckley of Athens
 
Special Aunt: Linda Beavers of Timpson
 
Preceded in death by 
Husband: David Robinson
Mother: Clara Wheeler Buckley
 
Pallbearers will be Jack Tyre Sr., Jack Tyre Jr., Justus Hooper, John Wright, Bo Dean Wright, Wade Angelo and Kenneth Robinson.
 

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A.M. “Bo” Scott Jr.


 
 
 
 
A.M. “Bo” Scott Jr., 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mr. Scott was born November 7, 1930, in Center, to Audrey M. Scott and Zina M. Fountain Scott.  He served in the United States Army, where he retired after 20 years of service.  Following his retirement from the Army, Mr. Scott worked as a policeman and a fireman for the City of Center for 22 years.  He loved cooking and was an avid outdoorsman.  He especially enjoyed taking care of his livestock.
 
He is survived by
Son: James Scott and wife, Pat, of Tomball
 
Son-in-law: Chris Byrnes and wife, Tina, of Center
 
Step Daughter: Terry Hughes and husband, Eddie, of De Queen, Arkansas
 
Step Son: Steve Glaze and wife, Sue, of Tennessee
 
Grandchildren:
Chris Scott of The Woodlands
Jay Scott of The Woodlands
Collin M. “Trey” Byrnes of Center
Christopher M. “Beau Buster” Byrnes of Center
Cheyenne Byrnes of Center
Shane Hughes of De Queen, Arkansas
Morgan Bailey of Center
Bryana Cox of Center
Tiffany Pope of Center
 
5 Great Grandsons
 
3 Great Granddaughters
 
Sister: Ollie Mae Octivares of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Laura McSwain Scott
Wife: Marie Glaze Scott
Daughter: Lisa Renee Scott Byrnes
Parents: Audrey M. Scott and Zina M. Fountain Scott
Brother: Sam Scott
 
Pallbearers will be Chris Scott, Jay Scott, Collin M. “Trey” Byrnes, Christopher M. “Beau Buster” Byrnes, Morgan Bailey and Beau Scott.  Honorary pallbearers will be L. D. Eaves, Eddie Hughes and Center Volunteer Fire Department.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Center Volunteer Fire Department.
 

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Gaylon Harvey


 

Gaylon Harvey 70, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his residence.
 
Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home
 
Among his survivors include:
Wife:
Ann Harvey of Huxley
Children:
Kenneth Harvey & wife, Taja of Huxley
Sherry Bragg & husband, Corey of Huxley
Kevin Harvey & wife, Karen of Center
Keith Harvey & wife, Chasidee of Huxley
Rebecca Wainright & fiancé Josh Linsey of Joaquin
 

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Cheryl Anne Campbell Melton


 

Cheryl Anne Campbell Melton, 70, of Center, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, in Nacogdoches.
 
Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016, at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church, 893 CR 1396, Center, Texas.
 
Mrs. Melton was born March 23, 1946, in Rochester, New York, to John Campbell and Betty Wittich Campbell.  She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, gardening and going to church.  She served Honored Queen Job’s Daughters in Long Beach, California. Mrs. Melton volunteered at Shelby County Outreach Ministries and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and New Hope Methodist Church.
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Becky Rowlett and husband, Andy, of Houston
 
Son: Alan Moreau and wife, Tania, of Houston
 
Parents: John and Bettye Campbell of San Diego, California
 
Sisters:
Laurie Johnson and husband, Chuck, of Las Vegas, Nevada
Donna Henry and husband, Chuck, of San Diego, California
 
Grandchildren:
Stephen Dockens and wife, Brittney
Baylor Rowlett
Makayla Moreau
Colby Moreau
Nicole Rowlett
 
2 Great Grandchildren
 
Stepson: Joseph Melton and wife, Stacy
 
Nephews:
Michael Johnson 
Brian Henry
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to New Hope Congregational Methodist Church, c/o Dorothy Fausett, 404 Park Street, Center, Texas 75935.
 

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Earl C. Chessher


 

 

 
Earl Cedell Chessher, Sr., 89, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2016, at The Called Out Church in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery in Timpson.
 
Mr. Chessher was born March 9, 1927, in a small town and community called Carlisle, Trinity County that is now under Lake Livingston waters to Thomas Henry Chessher and Lizzie Attlean Chessher. He was one of six boys and two girls. Earl spent his boyhood pulling cotton, dragging the yards-long burlap sack behind him and working the rows for his father, a share cropper. He lived in a log cabin in Carlisle, enjoyed the outdoors, and got into the usual amount of trouble as any active young boy will do. Earl Sr. never left behind his humble beginnings and his faith and love for God, having been raised by a brush arbor lay minister and a family that believed in praying at meals as well as often during each day. Old-fashioned remedies such as a dose of laundry bluing kept the kids alive to adulthood. He attended public schools, but spent most of his life learning at the school of life, reading the Bible and discovering the things about life which young men of his time were inclined to do. He joined the United States Coast Guard in 1945, where he served on the U.S.S. Admiral W.L. Capps, bringing back troops from the Pacific Islands, where they had fought the Japanese during World War II. It was during this time that Earl became aware of a beautiful country girl with flaming red hair who, seeing that her friends and cousins were writing this boy from Houston, where she had been born, decided to get his address and write him too. It didn’t take long for Earl’s letter writing endeavors to dwindle from a few young ladies to just one, and that was the girl who was to become his wife and mother to five children. They were married, with Margaret “Margie’s” grandfather conducting services in her home, the home of her parents, Clarence and Mary Margaret Mitchamore, of Goodrich, Texas. The story is that Margie agreed to marry on Christmas Day, ONLY if Earl Sr. promised to always have two gifts under the tree ... one for Christmas and another for their anniversary. A hard-working man of faith, strong work ethics, the highest of integrity and incredible mental, moral and physical strength, Earl Sr. spent most of his adult life as an adult-class teacher, helping young and older adults alike gain a better understanding of the Lord’s teachings and the Word as given in the Bible. He loved his involvement in various churches and was blessed by many for having been introduced to a life of Christian living by this dedicated man. A life-long calling to the ministry came to fruition in 2001, when Earl Sr. answered to God’s insistent command, and he, along with the support of family and friends and fellow believers, established The Called Out Church, where it has now celebrated 15 years, and continues to grow. In his professional life, Earl was an award-winning insurance salesman. His standards for truth, and his integrity often butted heads with management at the insurance companies for whom he worked, including Prudential Life, Colonial Life and Accident and many others. He enjoyed gardening, carpentry and barbecuing. Nearly the first thing Earl did upon moving to a new home with the family, was build a brick pitt barbecue in the back yard. That was just his way, and all those who got a taste of his secret sauce and recipe, along with Mom’s pies, could never stop talking about the moveable feasts they enjoyed. Upon moving to Center, Texas, Earl established a successful fencing business 41 years ago, which continues today. It is impossible to travel many miles in the Shelby, Panola and surrounding counties without seeing some of his work. Earl had the ability to use a divining rod to locate pipes and cables, and he could accurately step off to the foot, the length of fencing required for virtually any job. He, along with the assistance and care of his oldest daughter, Philda, helped keep Margie alive and living a quality life during her 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. And when the digging of thousands of fence post holes destroyed his shoulders, Earl finally stepped down from that physical labor. He took up reading the Bible over and over, preaching and carving out walking sticks from the many cedar fence posts recycled from the hundreds of jobs he did, replacing fencing that had been around for nearly a century, in places. Earl spent his last years with his family as well, the patriarch of the Chessher clan, where his unique sense of humor, stamina, determination and sometimes strength of will kept the whip cracking, but none of the family cringing. He lived a Christian life by example, and remained a man of love and faith in God until his final breath. He will be missed by too many to count and respected by even more.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Margie McKinzie Chessher of Hawthorn Community of San Augustine
 
Sons:
Earl Chessher Jr of Huntington Beach, California
Clarence Chessher of Timpson
Cecil Chessher and wife, Gina, of Center
 
Daughters: 
Philda Adams and husband, Steve, of Timpson
Jacquelyn Fountain and husband, Donny, of Center
 
Step Daughter: 
Theresa Smith and husband, Glenn, of Cypress
 
Grandchildren:
Travis Chessher and wife, Jenny
Andre Chessher
Arthur Chessher
Stevie Adams and wife, Jean
Michael Reed and wife, Andrea
Christie Deckard
Melanie Lopez and husband, Luis
Darren Fountain and wife, Morgan
Bridgett Cockrell and husband, Andy
Chasity Cooper and husband, Shane
Chad Chessher and wife, Jenney
Mary Chessher and Bo
Sarah Chessher
 
34 Great Grandchildren
 
Brother:
Henry Lee Chessher
 
Sisters: 
Elaine Banks
Madelyn Grondine
 
Life-long friend: Duane Sutton
 
Preceded in death by 
Wife of 62 years: Margaret Mitchamore Chessher
Parents: Thomas Henry Chessher and Lizzie Attlean Chessher
Brothers: Lynn Chessher, Oran Chessher, 3 infant brothers
 

 

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Mrs. Sybil Mae Dixon


 

62 year old Mrs. Sybil Mae Dixon, of Tenaha passed away on Friday 8th at her home.  Services will be held of Saturday 16th at 1:00 pm at the Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha with Pastor Joseph Hall Sr. officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cementry in Center.  A wake will be held on Friday 15th from 6-8 pm at the Benford Chapel Baptist Church.  62 year old Mrs. Sybil Mae Dixo is survived by: 

 

Husband - David Dixon of Tenaha

 

Daughter - Sinda Landon of Houston

 

3 sons - David Landon of Henderson, Ron Landon of Tenaha, and Darrion Landon of Center

 

6 Grand Children

 

1 Brother - James & Alberta Washington of Beaumont

 

1 Sister - Suzane Sparks of Tenaha

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Carrie Lynn Moore


 

Carrie Lynn Moore, 49, of Center, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, in Center.
 
Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at McClelland Community Church in Shelbyville.
 
Miss Moore was born August 8, 1966, in Houston, to James B. Moore and Jerrie Chandler Moore.
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Savana Trevino and Austin Gregory of Tenaha
 
Grandchildren:
Haeli Frances Gregory
Lane Aaron Gregory
Samantha Zoe Gregory
 
Mother: Jerrie Ann Chandler of Center
 
Brother: Gabriel Moore and wife, Misty, of Paris
 
Nephew: Timothy Yancey Flores of Center
 
Aunts:
Alice Ansley of Gary
Ruth Bishop of Cleveland
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Matthew Barron Trevino
Father: James B. Moore
Sister: Samantha Myrle Moore
Aunt: Evelyn “Nannie” Frazier
 

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Mrs. Linda Parks Polley


 

 
Garner and Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services for:
 
DOB: 01/17/1967 DOD:  07/10/2016
 
Mrs. Linda Parks Polley, age 49, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Polley passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.   
   
 
FUNERAL SERVICE 
 
July 16, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Friendship Baptist Church
Internment: Lane Town Cemetery
Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating
 
 
Visitation
 
July 15, 2016
12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
 
SUVIVORS
 
1 Son Alex Polley of San Augustine, Texas
 
3 Grandchildren
 
2 Brothers Marty Parks of Houston, Texas
Johnny Smith of San Augustine, Texas
 
2 Sisters Chris Garrett of San Augustine, Texas
Margie Smith of Center, Texas
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 

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Randy Royd Adams


 

Randy Royd Adams, 60, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at his residence.
 
Mr. Adams wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.
 
Mr. Adams was born June 12, 1956, in Houston, to George Fane Adams and Effie Bernice Warr Adams.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his family and grandchild.  He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Jeanne Cornett Adams of Center
 
Daughter: Susan M. Adams Neel and husband, Eric, of Nacogdoches
 
Grandson: Noah Lyle Neel of Nacogdoches
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Jerryl Adams and wife Phillys of Center
Mike Adams and wife, Cathy, of Center
Steve Adams and wife, Jean, of Nacogdoches
Wanda Noles and husband, Freddy, of Carthage
Jana Ivey and husband, Randy, of Nacogdoches
Mark Adams of Center
Dana Adams Fountian and husband, Burt Randel, of San Augustine
Kip Adams and wife, Tracey, of Center
 
A host of in-laws, cousins and other family
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: George Fane Adams and Effie Bernice Warr Adams
Brother: George “Dean” Adams
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to White Rock Cemetery and Mt. Herman Cemetery.
 

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Mrs. Linda Parks Polley


 

Garner and Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services for:
 
DOB: 01/17/1967 DOD:  07/10/2016
 
Mrs. Linda Parks Polley, age 49, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Polley passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.   
   
 
FUNERAL SERVICE 
 
Services are still pending at this time.
 

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MR. DALE LAVON TINDALL


 

 
NAME:  MR. DALE LAVON TINDALL                   AGE:  68       
 
ADDRESS:  SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   07/08/2016, RESIDENCE, SAN AUGUSTINE  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    11/13/1947, NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS        
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;   SUNDAY, 07/10/2016, 2:00 P.M.   
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE 
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   SATURDAY, 07/09/2016, 5 TIL 8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, SAN AUGUSTINE      
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. CHRIS BURRIS, BRO. JIM MOSS    
 
BURIAL:    LIBERTY HILL MEMORIAL GARDEN, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY 
 
FATHER:    NATHAN LAVAUGHN TINDALL                    MOTHER:  RACHAEL MARIE FOUNTAIN            
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   OWNER/OPERATOR OF TINDALL'S PARTS & SUPPLY FOR OVER 30 YEARS
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:   SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH   
 
ORGANIZATIONS:   SONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN 
                                       APRIL, 2016.
 
SURVIVED BY:  
DAUGHTERS:  RACHAEL MARIE BEASLEY & HUSBAND RYAN OF HOUSTON
         REGAN MICHELLE TINDALL OF SAN AUGUSTINE
GRANDCHILDREN:  MADISON JANE  BEASLEY AND MICHAEL LEWIS BEASLEY OF HOUSTON
BROTHER:  BOBBY TINDALL & WIFE SHERRY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SISTER:  RENE TINDALL OF SAN AUGUSTINE
AND A HOST OF FRIENDS
 
HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE OF 41 YEARS, DONNA  TINDALL;  SON, JEREMY LAVON TINDALL; BROTHER, RICKY DEEN TINDALL; MOTHER, MARIE FOUNTAIN TINDALL; FATHER, NATHAN TINDALL; AND STEP-MOTHER, WILLIE EARL WOODS TINDALL.
 
 IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY IS REQUESTING DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH, BUILDING FUND,  P.O. BOX 280, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS 75972.
 

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Billie Faye Doggett Barr


 

 

 

Billie Faye Doggett Barr, 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at her residence.

 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Ms. Barr was born September 29, 1928, in Walnut Grove, to Roy Lee Doggett and Gladys Martin Doggett.  She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and church family and also enjoyed gardening.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Gayla Barr Horn and husband, Larry, of Center
 
Sons:
Charles Barr and wife, Luciana, of Center
Johnny Barr and wife, Debra, of Joaquin
Stephen Barr and wife, Tracy, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Ashley Wulf and husband, Ben
Amber Horn
Jordan Horn
Brent Barr
Blake Barr and wife, Alix
Brandon Barr and wife, Stacie
Justin Barr
Chad Barr
 
Great Grandchildren:
Easton Wulf
Emerson Wulf
Evyn Wulf
Charles Brent Barr
Kennedi Kate Barr
Kaden Horn 
Rylan Horn
 
Sisters:
Barbara Dickinson of Shelbyville
Patricia McDonald and husband, Gordon, of Carthage
Brenda McDaniel and husband, Gene, of Carthage
 
Brothers:
Trever Doggett and wife, Margie, of Shelbyville
Mack Doggett and wife, Sammie, of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Yondell C. Barr
Grandson: Charles Brent Barr
Parents: Roy Lee Doggett and Gladys Martin Doggett
 
Pallbearers will be grandsons Jordan Horn, Blake Barr, Ben Wulf, Chad Barr, Justin Barr and Brandon Barr.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to North Jericho Cemetery, c/o Charles Barr, 137 CR 3229, Center, Texas 75935.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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James William Forbes


 

James William Forbes, 81, of Center, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
 
Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. Bobby Bressman officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
James William Forbes was born January 30, 1935, to Guilford and Mildred Teague Forbes in their home on a hill overlooking Mt. Ida, Arkansas.  The family moved a few years later to Mena, Arkansas, where James attended school and graduated in May, 1953.
 
He worked that summer as a Smokejumper in Missoula, Montana.  Upon his return to Mena in August, he married his high school sweetheart, Ann Campbell. They moved to Magnolia, Arkansas, where he attended Southern State College and where their first child, Angela, was born.
 
In 1955, they moved back to Mena, Arkansas, where he worked for the Renova Shirt Factory and then the Arkansas Highway Department.  Soon after their daughter, Janet, was born, he began employment with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey until August, 1961, when they moved to Center, Texas. He traveled with the survey team, working in West Virginia and up and down the East Coast from Main to Southern Florida.
 
James’ employment in Center was with the Soil Conservation Service.  James “Jimmy” Forbes was born the following year.  Hobbies include fishing, reading, hunting, church activities and just enjoying life in East Texas.
 
He was a member of the Center Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Secretary/Treasurer; a member of the Center City Council, Weather Observer for the National Weather Service, where he received several prestigious awards.  On April 25, 2016, the Chamber of Commerce awarded James with Distinguished Citizen Award, one of the highest awards they give.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 62 years: Ann Forbes of Center
 
Children:
Angela Crelia Worsham and husband, Rick, of Center
Janet Oliver Yates and husband, Billy, of Center
Jimmy Forbes and partner, Daniel Nadler, of Bozeman, Montana
 
Grandchildren:
Sterling Crelia and fiancé, Jana Hagler, of Center
Amanda Kirby and husband, Kris, of Center
Landon Oliver and wife, Rita, of Center
Charla Warr and husband, Matt, of Center
Marina Permenter and husband, Hurchell, of Center
Tiffany Schillings and husband, Anthony, of Center
Samantha Ranft and husband, Brandt, of Waco
Jeremy Yates of Huntsville
 
Great Grandchildren:
Macy Mayo
Makayla Mayo
Mason Mayo
Jamie Warr
Clay Warr
Madison Kirby
Slade Kirby
Sawyer Kirby
Kaylee Jo Oliver
Brooklyn Oliver
Lily Grace Oliver
Daylon Fountain
Alexis Schillings
Jaden Yanez
Calista Schillings
Preston Schillings
Aubree Swearingen
Clinton Forbes
Emilee Permenter
Kynzlee Permenter
Kale Ranft
 
Numerous cousins and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Guilford and Mildred Forbes
 
Pallbearers will be Rick Worsham, Billy Yates, Sterling Crelia, Kris Kirby, Landon Oliver, Matt Warr, Joe D. Anderson and Keith Byndon.  Honorary pallbearers will be James Crelia, Hurchell Permenter, Center Firemen and Center City Council.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Center Volunteer Fire Department, First Baptist Church and Affinity Hospice.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Regina Ann Curry


 

Regina Ann Curry, 57, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Nacogdoches.

 
Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2016, at Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Ms. Curry was born March 19, 1959, in Amarillo.  She loved scrapbooking and photography.  
 
She is survived by
Son: Steven Turner and wife, January Nicole, of Center
 
Grandchildren: 
River LeeAnn Turner of Center
Christopher Jordan Turner of Center
 
Sister: Penny Almaraz and husband, Domingo, of Center
 
Nephews:
Michael Lynn Johnson of Center
Mitchell Johnson of Center
Eli Almaraz of Center
 
Special Friend: Steve Tomlin of Center
 
Numerous other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Mother: Sharon Cockrell
Grandparents: Leonard and Uzetta Hicks
Aunt and Uncle: Sandy and George Davis
 
Pallbearers will be Steven Turner, Lynn Johnson, Donald Hicks, Jordan Turner, Mitchell Johnson and Leonard Hicks.
 

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Eleanor Jean Adams


 

Eleanor Jean Adams, age 66, of Center, passed away July 4, 2016 after a brief illness.  
 
A graveside memorial service is planned for Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Eleanor was born March 23, 1950, in Center.  Eleanor was a registered nurse for many years and enjoyed helping people, whether it was on her rounds at the hospital, or lovingly and generously caring for her family and friends.  She loved to laugh and all who knew her will miss her sense of humor and easy smile.  She loved animals and had many pets – her “babies” – throughout her life, and although she had no children, she had a niece and three nephews whom she loved and doted on as if they were her own.
 
Eleanor is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Franky and Jerilyn Adams of Center; three nephews and a niece, Jeff Adams (and wife, Shauna) of Center, Jason Adams of Galena Park, Justin Adams of Universal City, and Jennifer Adams of Center; great-nephews and great-niece, Josh Stephenson, Elena Adams and Jonas Bushiey, all of Center; many special cousins, including Sue Jansen, Tammy Lewis, Ashley Lewis and Jimmy Rhame of Center; and a number of other family and friends.  She is also survived by her beloved miniature schnauzer, Reina.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Billie Moore, and her brother, Billy Clyde Adams.
 
In lieu of flowers and other gifts, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to your local animal shelter or humane society.
 

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Christine Garrett


 

Christine Garrett age 48, of Center passed away on Sunday 3rd at her home.  Services are still pending.

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John Sears


 

John Sears passed away Sunday, July 3rd at his home in Center.  His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at thsi time.  John Sears is survived by: 2 sons - John Sears of Center and Nathan Sears of Blanchard 1 Daughter, Angela Sears of Kirbyville.
 

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Ronny Bass


 
Ronny Bass, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Colonial Pines Nursing Home in San Augustine. 
 
Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will begin at 9a.m. on Thursday at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
 
He was born October 20, 1956 in Shelby County, Texas to Marion Daniel (Jock) Bass and Muriel (Brevard) Bass. He was a member of Brown Chapel Church.
 
He is preceded in death his Parents, Jock & Muriel Bass.
 
He is survived by:
Daughter:
Dana Bass of Carthage
Brother & Sister-in-law:
Danny & Brenda Bass of Shelbyville
Sister:
Hazel Risinger of Shelbyville
Sister:
Renea Bass of Gary
Uncle:
Kester Bass of Shelbyville
Aunt:
Mertie Williams of Humble
Special Friends:
Mitzie Jones & daughter, Sunshine Henry of Longview
Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Friends
Pallbearers:
Chad Bass, Brad Bass, Dusty Robinson,
Cody Risinger, Justin Porter & Chris Renfro

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Billy Ray Sanders, Sr.


 

Billy Ray Sanders, Sr. of Garrison, Texas

 
Ray Sanders was born July 31, 1929 in Garrison, Texas to Elvin Edward and Velma Fay Sanders. He died July 1, 2016 in Nacogdoches, Texas.
 
Services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Cold Springs Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas. Burial will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitations will be 5:00 to 7:00, Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife: Frances Sanders of Garrison, Texas
 
Sons:  Ray Sanders, Jr. & wife Kay of Timpson, Texas
            Ken Sanders of Houston, Texas
 
Daughter:  Melody Lowery of Huntington, Texas
 
Grandchildren Shane Tatum & wife Julie, Misty Tatum, Kylie Modisette & husband Bryan, Todd Lowery, Valerie Sparks, Jana Sanders
 
11 great grandchildren
 
Sisters: JoAnn Eddings & husband Jack of Tyler, Texsa
              Jean Youngblood of Tyler, Texas
              Mary Lynn Black & husband Marcus of Giddings
 
Preceded in death by parents, Brothers: Herbert and Paul Sanders
Sisters: Laverne Lout, Hrell Martin, Faye Kimbrough, Wanda Allison, Ruth Cranfor
Son-In-Law: Rex Lowery
 

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Bobbye Ann Adams Emory


 

 
 
 
Bobbye Ann Adams Emory, 76, of Center, passed away peacefully Friday, July 1, 2016, in Tyler with her husband and grandson by her side.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, July 4, 2016, at New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Ed McRae officiating. 
 
Mrs. Emory was born January 5, 1940, in Center, to Clayter Adams and Fannie Jetton Adams.  Her hobbies included flower gardening and cooking.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Bruce Emory of Center
 
Daughters:
Sheila Jones of Center
Dawn Collins and husband, Jim, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Adam Bradshaw of Houston
Ashley Collins of Center
Autumn Collins of Center
Ryan Barton of Center
Dewayne Crocker of Chireno
Amber Crocker of Winnfield, Louisiana
 
11 Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers: 
Floyd Adams and wife, Whatti, of Center
Clayton Adams Jr. and wife, Barbara Jean, of Houston
 
Special Sister-in-law: Frances Smith of Ashville, North Carolina
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Marty Doyle Bradshaw
Daughter-in-law: Sally Bradshaw
Parents: Clayter Adams and Fannie Jetton Adams
Brother: O. J. “Chuck” Adams
Sister: Jackie Williams
 
Pallbearers will be Adam Bradshaw, Dewayne Crocker, Gary Frame, John Frame, David Adams and Jamie Perry.
 

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Jessie Parnell Wilburn


 

Jessie Parnell Wilburn, 84, of Brookeland, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Terry Lott officiating.  Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in the Patroon Community of Shelby County.
 
Mr. Wilburn was born November 28, 1931, in the Patroon Community of Shelby County, to John Vessie Wilburn and Emma Tarbutton Wilburn.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Mr. Wilburn was a 60 year member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32, in Shelbyville, a member of Boilermaker Local #587, a member of VFW, and a Shriner.  He was also a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Pineland.  
 
He is survived by
Sons: 
John Wilburn of Great Bend, Kansas
Jessie Glen and wife, Sylvia, of Brookeland
Phil McNabb of Onalaska
Vince Bayer of Virginia
 
Daughter:
Claudia Overcast and husband, Ray of Biloxi, Mississippi
 
6 Grandchildren
 
7 Great Grandchildren
 
A host of other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Shirley Delores Wilburn
Parents: John Vessie Wilburn and Emma Tarbutton Wilburn
2 Brothers
2 Sisters
 
Pallbearers will be Robert Wilburn, Bradley Wilburn, Michael Thompkins, Ben Burns, Keith Thompkins and Jordan Weatherford.
 
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Mr. Wilburn’s name to Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 776, Pineland, Texas 75968 or Patroon Cemetery Fund, 18853 Hwy 87 S, San Augustine, Texas 75972.
 

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