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Earl Cedell Chessher, Jr.


 

 

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

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Alice Mozell Moore "Mo"


 

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

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Diann Harper


 

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

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Mr. Travis Lee Cartwright Sr.


 

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

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Jack E. Latimer


 

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

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Waydean Williams


 

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

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Rachel (Van) Evangeline Dees


 

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

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John Wesley Cockrell


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

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Edgel Charlene May Permenter


 

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

 

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Mr. Robert Lee Cotton Sr.


 

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

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Gary Belrose


 

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

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Hazel Shillings Metz


 

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

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Bernice Wilson Cooper


 

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

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Mr. Fredrick Bryant


 

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

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Jettie Louise Dent


 

 

 

 

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

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Josephine “Jo” Lawrence Doxtater


 

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

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Cora Bell Williams


 

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

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Robert A. Kidd


 

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

 

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Eula Mae “Bootsie” Campbell Worsham


 

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

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June Belrose Dobos


 

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

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Laverne Battles


 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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William Ray Foster


 

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


 

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

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Laverne Holt Merritt


 

 

Laverne Holt Merritt, born March 5, 1921 passed away April 4, 2017.
 
She will be missed by her son, Max Holt and wife Carol; grandchildren, Max and wife Susan, Gregory and wife Angelia, Dana and husband John Andrus; great grandchildren, Adam, Shelby, Marissa, John, Schon, and Lindsay; sister, Rachel Addison and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. 
 
Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2017 at Brookside Funeral Home. Graveside service will be conducted at 12:00pm Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Fairview Cemetery in Center, TX.
 

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Annie Louise Martin


 

Annie Louise Martin of Garrison, Texas was born May 14, 1919 in Bland Lake Community in San Augustine, County, Texas to John Henry Bland and Meta Lillian (Jones) Bland. She entered into rest on April 3, 2017 in Garrison, Texas having reached the age of 97 years 10 months and 20 days.
 
Her service will be 10:00 am Friday, April 7, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas, Bro. John McGuire will officiate, burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.
 
Louise was a member of First Baptist Church and the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society she had been very active in the preparation of the Timpson Area History Book. Louise was the Lions club citizen of the year, member of the John Hancock Daughters of Confederacy, Garrison FFA Alumni, Eastern Star, and Lions Club. 
 
Her survivors are son, Marvin Martin and wife Ladea of Garrison, Texas granddaughters; Tamra O’Reilly and husband Chris of Austin, Texas, Julia Konderla & husband Jeremy of Garrison, Texas and Ashley Harris & husband Matt of Garrison, Texas. Great Grandchildren, Keegan, Cade, Kai O’Reilly, Aiden, Maci, Jaxon Konderla and Caleb Harris, nephew Bill Bland and wife Marjorie of Dallas, Texas and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by parents, John Henry and Meta Lillian Bland, husband Thomas Ernest (Tom) Martin, son; Thomas E. Martin Jr. and brother Clarence Bland.
She and Tom was married for 73 years when he passed away.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Flower Fund, P.O. Box 99, Garrison, Texas 75946.
 
 
Family is being served by Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas
 

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Glenda Polk


 

Glenda Polk 65 passed away on April 2, 2017. Services will take place on Saturday April 8th at the Roberts Baptist Church in San Augustine, with Rev. Ardis Mosby officiating.  Burial will be at the Roberts Cemetery in San Augustine.  Visitation will be held this Friday, April 7th at the Sid Roberts Funeral Home in Nacogdoches from 11:00 am – 5:30 pm.  Wake will be held from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Friday.  Second visitation will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. At Roberts Baptist Church in San Augustine.  
 
She is preceded in death by: 
 
Father: Joseph Polk
 
Mother: Lovie Garrett Polk
 
1 Brother: Willie Polk 
 
1 Sister: Debra Jones
 
She is survived by:
 
2 Daughters:  Angela Polk of Tomball, TX & Lasaunta Johnson & husband (Anthony) of Lufkin, TX
 
2 Sons:  Leonard Polk of San Antonio, TX and Hollis Polk & wife (Raetta) of Nacogdoches, TX
 
3 Brothers: Joe Polk, Charles Polk and Clinton Polk all of San Augustine
 
Sisters: Patsy Watkins of San Augustine and Joyce Anthony & husband (Ricky) of Oklahoma City, OK 
 
24 Grandchildren
 
2 Great-grandchildren
 

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Virginia McDaniel Faulk


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Virginia McDaniel Faulk, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Long and Bro. Mike Cross officiating.  Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mrs. Faulk was born June 23, 1935, to Earl Wayne McDaniel and Laura Bell Gray McDaniel.  She was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin, where she sang in the choir.
 
She is survived by
Son: James Michael Faulk and wife, Susan, of Joaquin
 
Daughter: Theresa Faulk Beason and husband, Jami, of Tyler
 
Grandchildren:
Jason Faulk and fiancé, Ashley
Justin Faulk and wife, Erin
Joshua Faulk and wife, Erin
 
Great Grandchildren:
Malachi Faulk
Katy Faulk
Alex Faulk
Bailee Faulk
Carsyn Faulk
 
Niece: Diane Stinson of Dallas
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: James Vernon Faulk
Parents: Earl Wayne McDaniel and Laura Bell Gray McDaniel
Sisters: Loyce Beach, Earline Cole
 
Pallbearers will be Jason Faulk, Justin Faulk, Joshua Faulk, Malachi Faulk, Jami Beason and Mike Owens.  Honorary pallbearer will be Doug Darnielle.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Jackson Baptist Church Building Fund, 11120 State Highway 7 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Frank Smith Humphries


 

 
Jan. 13, 1925 – April 3, 2017
 
Frank Smith Humphries, 92, of the Woods Community, passed away on Monday afternoon, April 3, 2017, in Carthage. He was born on Jan. 13, 1925, in Shelby County to the late Charles Edward and Florence Smith Humphries. Mr. Humphries served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Jean Bragg on May 5, 1955, in Shelby County. Mr. Humphries worked as a farmer and rancher in the Woods Community. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois Bowden, Louise Adams, Ruby Powell, and Earline Burgess; brother, Edward Humphries; and grandchildren, Amanda Maurine and Benjamin Cody Post. 
 
Mr. Humphries is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jean Bragg Humphries; son Charles Ferrin Humphries and wife Regina of Carthage; daughter, JoAnn Post and husband Eddie of Diana; grandsons, Aaron Humphries of Livingston and David Humphries and wife Sarah of the Woods Community; granddaughter, Hannah Holmes and husband Zach; great-grandchildren, Charles Thomas and Roman David Humphries of the Woods Community; brother-in-law, Wesley Burgess of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Mary Cranford of Frisco and Mattie Hughes of Pasadena; and many nieces and nephews.
 
A graveside service will  be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Woods Cemetery with Chris Burris officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the graveside service.
 
Pallbearers are Aaron Humphries, David Humphries, Zach Holmes, Hank Twomey, James Knight, and Tom Knight. Honorary pallbearer is Charlie Humphries. 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Judy and her staff at Marian Place, Heart’s Way Hospice, Shirley Bledsoe, and Ollie Mosby for all of their loving and gentle care. 
Memorials may be made to Heart’s Way Hospice, 437 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633, Woods Cemetery Assn., c/o Gail Fleming, 127 CR 4262, Tenaha, TX 75974, or Marian Place Education Fund, 1690 NE Loop, Carthage, TX 75633. 
 
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.
 
 

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Reginia Moses Rutherford


 
Reginia Moses Rutherford, 95, of Highland Village, Texas passed away on April 1, 2017 in Highland Village, Texas.  Born February 7, 1922, Reginia Rutherford is the daughter of the late Aaron Burnett and Ruby  (Harrison) Moses.  Graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Dee Daniel officiating.  
 
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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Doris Willis McGill


 

Doris Willis McGill, 86, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mrs. Gill was born November 15, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia, to John Henry Biles and Lydia Lurlene Miller Biles.  She was of the Assembly of God faith.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Wade Pruett and wife, Sharon, Milton, Florida
Ann Harville and husband, Jimmy, of Joaquin
Cathy Atkinson and husband, Bill, of Joaquin
Leon Willis and wife, Annie, of Shreveport, Louisiana
“Bubba” Willis of Seattle, Washington
“Sissy” Spears of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Grandchildren:
Wade Pruett, Jr.
William Pruett
Jimmy Harville, Jr.
Rodney Harville
Mike Atkinson
April Gates 
Darrell Moody
Eric Moody
 
Numerous great grandchildren
 
Sister: Geneva Conner of Oklahoma
 
Brothers:
Joe Biles of Minden, Louisiana
Johnny Biles of Alabama
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Clarence Willis
Son: Mike Willis
Parents: John Henry Biles and Lydia Lurlene Miller Biles
Brothers: Pete Biles, Tommy Biles, “Curly” Biles
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Tommy Darrell Broyles


 

Tommy Darrell Broyles, 64, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 3, 2017, at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.
 
Mr. Broyles was born June 15, 1952, in Muleshoe, to James Conward Broyles and Laverne Nichols Broyles.  He served in the United States Army.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing and golfing.  Mr. Broyles was a member of Tenaha Masonic Lodge #737, the Center Country Club and Ramah Baptist Church.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Floyie Patricia Broyles of Tenaha
 
Daughters:
Alleena Kay Odom and husband, Bradley, of Huxley
Sandy Michelle Broyles of Tenaha
 
Grandchildren:
Michael Andrew Evans and wife, Amanda Lee
Amber Michelle O’Rear and husband, Wade Robert
Austin Mathew Evans
Allison MacKinzie Odom
Brianna Renae Bunting
Colby Shane Bunting
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: James Conward Broyles and Laverne Nichols Broyles
Sister: Rhonda Kay Broyles
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Charles David Neel


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral service for Charles David Neel will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, FM 947, Timpson, Texas with Rev. Robert Adamson  officiating.  Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson.  Visitation wil begin at 11AM on Saturday, April 1, 2017 until service time at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, FM 947, Timpson, Texas.
 
David Neel, 93, of Timpson, Texas passed away at his home on March 30, 2017. Born July 6, 1923 in Tennessee Community, Shelby County, Texas, he is the son of the late Charles Noble and Lettie (Holt) Neel. His family moved to Joaquin when he was 13 years old. David graduated from Joaquin High School.  Later he joined the United States Navy and served during World War II. While serving in World War II he was wounded when his ship was hit by enemy crossfire.  David met the love of his life and was married on November 30, 1962.  He was a salesman working many years for Helene Curtis and St. Regis Paper Co. travelling three states. He and Evelyn spent over 30 years as a chicken farmer in Shelby County before finally retiring and moving to town.  David enjoyed gardening, working in the yard, and spending time with his family.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and great grandfather.  David was a lifelong member of Tennessee Presbyterian Church, and was the oldest active member of American Legion Post 90.
 
David is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Evelyn; daughter, Diana Wideman of Timpson, Texas; stepson, Dennis Conran and wife Sharon of New Braunfels, Texas; son-in-laws, Rob McCarty of Hardin, Texas, Don Woodruff of Niagra Falls, New York; 8 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews;  and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.    
 
David was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Sandra Ainslie, Susan Woodruff, Pamela McCarty; six brothers; six sisters; son-in-law, Hank Wideman.
 

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Mrs. Johnnie Mae Smith


 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Johnnie Mae Smith, 79, of Milam died Friday, March 31, 2017 at CHI Memorial Hospital, Lufkin, TX. after a brief illness.  
 
Johnnie was born April 30, 1937 in Hemphill, TX. to Charles Conway (Connie) Brown White and Carter Arnold White and resided in Sabine County throughout her life. She was a housewife, mother and lifelong member of Hemphill Church of God.  
 
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Millard Smith; son, Randy Smith and wife Becky of Strickland Crossing; daughters Sheila Woods of Hudson and Angie Fuller and husband Rusty of Lufkin, two sisters, Betty Webb of Center and Linda Horton of Hemphill; grandchildren Justin Smith and wife Cassie, Kaitlyn Smith, Benjamin Smith; Hannah Woods, Reece Woods, Haylee Woods, Hayden Woods; Samantha McElroy and husband Will, Demi Fuller and Chase Fuller.  
 
She was preceded in death by her sister Billie Ruth Ferguson and son-in-law Vince Woods.  Mrs. Smith is also survived by brothers in law Lamar Smith and wife Ruth, Tommy Smith and wife Juanita, Morris Shofner; sisters in law Janice Hughes and Brenda Elliott.  
 
Mrs. Smith leaves behind a large number of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
 
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 PM, Monday evening at Starr Funeral Home with the funeral service at 2:00 PM Tuesday, 
April 4, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Liberty Springs Cemetery.
 

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