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Pam Pettigrew


Funeral service for Pam Pettigrew (40) of Center, Texas will be Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 2:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935).  Mrs. Pettigrew died at local emergency room on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.    Rev. L. Tatum will be officiating.  
 
Pam is survived by:
 
Grandmother:  Gloria Lee Pettigrew of Center, Texas 
 
Son: DeShon Pettigrew of Center, Texas 
Godson:  Reggie Daniels II of Center, Texas 
 
Brothers:  Jasper Pettigrew of Center, Texas; Ala Cartwright of Center, Texas; James Cartwright of Nacogdoches; and Willie Earl (Nenita) Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas 
 
Sisters:  Alice Cartwright; Loretta (Charlvin) Doty; Linda Cartwright, and Peggy Cartwright all of Jacksonville, Texas 
 
Special Friend:  Deborah Daniels 
 
Visitation:   Monday, July 31, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Hicks Chapel
             
Committal:  Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas
 
Repass:  Bright Morning Star Baptist Church 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 

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John Thomas Gault


 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church, 1100 Lee Avenue, in Lafayette for John Thomas Gault, 77, who passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Lafayette.
 
Visitation will be observed Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 am until the time of service.
 
Reverend Dr. Steve Horn, Pastor and Brother Luther Burney, Assistant to the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Lafayette, will officiate.
 
John was born February 24, 1940 in Center, Texas and was a long-time resident of Acadiana. He graduated from Center High School in 1958 in Center, Texas. A proud veteran, John served in the United States Coast Guard.  He worked as a welding engineer serving the oilfield. John was a member of the American Welding Society for 50 plus years and served as Chairman in the Lafayette, Beaumont and Houston, Texas chapters.  He had two patents on welding procedures and authored the book, Major Welding Processes and Gases.
 
John was a member of Park Place Masonic Lodge #106 and the Arabia Shrine Club, both in Houston. He played in the Shrine band unit. He was an avid golfer and square dancer. He loved all kinds of music and dancing.  Most of all, John loved spending time with his family and friends.
 
John is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Judy Gault of Lafayette; his children, Kathy Miguez, Kimberly Blackburn, Tommy Ginn, Amy Abbott, Darin Fountain, and John Robert Gault; one sister, Meg Albertelli; eight grandchildren, Krystal, Zachary, Karsyn, Georgia, Katom, Kelsilynn, Aubrey and Beckett and numerous dear nieces, nephews and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Payne and Edith Mary Lacy Gault.
 
The family wishes to thank the staffs at Lafayette General Medical Centers, main campus and southwest location, Magnolia Nursing Home and the Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital, all in Lafayette. The family also wishes to extend special thanks to members of First Baptist Church in Lafayette, family and friends.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in John's name to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202, 1-800-342-2383, www.donations.diabetes.org.
 
Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.
 
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora Street, 337-981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Jimmie Joyce Winn Brock


 

 
Sadler Funeral Home of Nacogdoches would like to announce services for 94 year old Mrs. Jimmie Joyce Winn Brock of Center.  She passed away on Thursday Night in Nacogdcohes funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 am on loop 500 at the Church of Christ in Center.  Bro. Lavel Tukes will be officiating.  The Lay-In-State will be from 9 am - 10 am Saturday Morning at the church.  Interment will follow at the West view Cemetery in Center, TX.
 
 
 
 

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Ms. Lena Mae Jones


 

Ms. Lena Mae Jones 65 of Center Passed away Saturday evening at CHI St. Luke in Lufkin.  Services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. on Loop 500 Church of Christ in Center, TX.  Interment will follow at the Westview Cemetery in Center,TX.  Minister Lavel Tuke Sr. will be officiating.  She is survived by:
 
Husband Larry Jones
 
2 Sons Anthony (Ashely) Jones, Marcus Smith
 
7 Grandchildren
 
1 Sister Eula (James) Harris
 
3 Brothers Charles (Eunice) Williams, Fate (Nita) Williams, James Williams
 

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Barbara Adams Miller


 

Barbara Adams Miller, 75, of Center, Texas, passed away on July 25, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born in Center on January 7, 1942 to John Marlin Adams and Johnnie Frances Crocker Adams. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas, 75284-1125 or visit https://donatenow.heart.org/
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com.
 
 

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Doris Nation


 

Doris Nation, 88, of Greenwood, Louisiana, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Darrell Dean officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Ms. Nation was born June 22, 1929, in Joaquin, to Willie B. Mitchell and Bertha Greene Blankenship Mitchell.  She enjoyed reading and quilting.  Ms. Nation was a member of Providence Road Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Enid Nation of Springfield, Missouri
Ed Nation of Shreveport, Louisiana
Rebbie Burnitt and husband, George, of Indian Trail, North Carolina
Reta Keeny and husband, David, of Greenwood, Louisiana
 
Grandchildren:
Michael Nation and wife, Tasha, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Patricia Nation and Cain Hughes of Shreveport, Louisiana
Cynthia Daugherty and husband, Wes, of Charlotte, North Carolina
Amy Hardwick and husband, Derrick, of Alexandria, Louisiana
Josh Keeny and wife, Brittany, of Buffalo, Missouri
Chris Keeny and wife, Vallie, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Amber Keeny of Greenwood, Louisiana
 
8 Great Grandchildren
 
Sister: Marian Riley of Center, Texas
 
Brother: Curtis Mitchell and wife, Marie, of Orange, Texas
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Ernest Nation
Parents: Willie B. Mitchell and Bertha Greene Blankenship Mitchell
Brother: Billy Mitchell
Brother-in-law: Harlon Riley
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Elzie "Ray" Barlow


 

Elzie “Ray” Barlow, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Central Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Barlow was born September 6, 1931, in Shelby County, to Guy Barlow and Minnie Lovell Barlow.  He was an avid sportsman who loved gardening and spending time with his family.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 60 years: Marvlet Barlow of Center
 
Daughters:
Cheryl Denney and husband, Jerry, of Citronelle, Alabama
Jo Anne Russell and husband, Larry, of Huntington, Texas
Connie Mora and late husband, Gregg, of Lufkin, Texas
Kathleen Grayson and husband, Johnny, of Center, Texas
 
Granddaughters:
Jill Rushing and husband, Dennis, of Glendale, Arizona
Jenny Covington and husband, Richard, of Chunchula, Alabama
Kimberly Lambeth and husband, Bartley, of Citronelle, Alabama
Heather Russell of Lufkin, Texas
Katherine Grayson and Gregg Baker of Center, Texas
 
Grandson: Chris Mora and Lori Lavano of Lufkin, Texas
 
Great Granddaughter: Megan Rushing of Glendale, Arizona
 
Great Grandsons:
Ryan Rushing of Glendale, Arizona
Ray Lambeth of Citronelle, Alabama
Jacob Lambeth of Citronelle, Alabama
Joshua Lambeth of Citronelle, Alabama
Brylan Chase of Lufkin, Texas
Mason Baker of Center, Texas
 
Sisters:
Neita Brockman of Texas
Gloria Watlington of South Carolina
 
Brother: Joe Barlow and wife, Jerrie, of Center, Texas
 
Brother-in-law: Ben Galloway and wife, Jodi, of San Augustine
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Guy Barlow and Minnie Lovell Barlow
Sisters: Sarah Hite, Alice Langford
Brothers: Tony Lovell, Franklin Barlow, Allen Barlow
 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Gwendolyn Billingsley


 

Gwendolyn Billingsley, 79, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on July 19, 2017 in Timpson. She was born in Timpson on August 9, 1937 to Norman Howell Hudson and Minnie Lee Courtney Hudson. Funeral service for Gwen will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, Texas. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel.
 
 

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Dorthy Lee Mullins


 

Dorthy Lee Mullins, 92, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on July 18, 2017 in Garrison, Texas. She was born on May 4, 1925 to William Horace and Ludie Bass Magness in the Weaver Community. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. 
 
Dorothy moved to Clute, Texas as a teen and later met V.E. “Short” Mullins. In July of 1940, the two were married and then became the proud parents to three children. They lived in Clute until 1970 when they moved back to Timpson, Texas. Dorothy was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She also spent much of her quiet time studying God’s word. She was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church from 1970 until her passing. 
 
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Vernon Mullins and wife, Jane, and Paul Mullins and wife, Paula; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren; and brother, Billy Magness and wife, Mary.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, V.E. Mullins; parents, W.H. and Ludie Magness; daughter, Joyce Shrum; and sisters, Betty Jo Hardin and Doris Gibbs.

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James "Jim" Jackson


 

James “Jim” Jackson, 71, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Tyler.
 
Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Murphree officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Jackson was born July 8, 1946, in Nacogdoches, to Johny Jackson and Macie Irene Jackson.  He loved going to flea markets and walking over his property with his dog, Buddy.  His hobbies included collecting antiques and cooking for his family. He was a member of Center Christian Fellowship.
 
He is survived by:
Wife: Sue Jackson
 
Daughter: Pam Alford and husband, Noble
 
Son: Jeff Bridwell and wife, Cindy
 
Grandchildren:
Cherry Bennett and husband, Brandon
Michelle Wilburn and husband, Daron
Justin Bridwell and special friend, Brianna Ward
 
Great Grandchildren:
Dustin Bennett
Autumn Bennett
 
Mother: Macie Irene Jackson
 
Sister: Polly Mintor and husband, Melburn
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Johny Jackson
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Alice Louise Vaughn


 

Alice Louise Vaughn, 70, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Charles Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
 
Mrs. Vaughn was born June 15, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, to William Fleer and Auvis Maudelle McCleroy Fleer.  She loved to get together with her family to shell peas.  Mrs. Vaughn especially loved her grandchildren.  She was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tenaha. 
 
She is survived by
Husband: Thurman Vaughn of Timpson
 
Father of her children: Doug Dolan of Huxley
 
Sons:
Andrew Dolan and wife, Lindy, of Whitehouse
Brandon Dolan of Huxley
 
Grandchildren:
Seth Dolan
Kinsey Dolan
Rhett Dolan
Kailey Dolan
Allison Dolan
Cole Dolan
 
Brother: Steve Fleer of Olympia, Washington
 
Step Sons:
Mark Vaughn and wife, Christine, of Milam
Chad Vaughn and wife, Angela, of Shelbyville
 
Step Grandchildren:
Samantha Vaughn
Travis Vaughn
Jacob Lamb
Lindsey Vaughn
Hannah Vaughn
Megan Vaughn
 
Step Great Grandchild: Oakley
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: William Fleer and Auvis Maudelle McCleroy Fleer
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: George and Nola Vaughn
Sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Dailey, Georgie Dailey
Brothers-in-law: Dexter Vaughn, Gerald Wilbert, Frank Lombardino
 
Pallbearers will be Jason Harvey, Matt Matthews, Seth Dolan, Charles Anderson, Chris Vaughn, Chad Vaughn, Lonnie Dailey and Greg Wilburn.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Green, Rhett Dolan, Jackie Vaughn, Tem Morrison, Billy Paddie, Thomas Harvey and Cole Dolan.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Verna Lou Moore Snider


 
Verna Lou Moore Snider was born on October 10, 1925 to William “Bill” Moore and Pearl Anderson Moore.  She was called home peacefully on July 15, 2017 after many years of failing health.
 
The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home to celebrate her life.  A graveside service will be held immediately following at New Hope Cemetery, where Mrs. Snider will be laid to rest.  Services will be led by Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Son Windham.
 
Pallbearers will be Matt Snider, Josh Snider, Aaron Liker, Jesse Liker, Jake Liker and Rusty Layton.
 
A loving Mother, homemaker, and Mammaw, but most importantly she was a child of God.  Verna Lou enjoyed preparing meals for her family in years past.  Her chicken and dressing during the holidays, Sunday roast, and sugar toast were the best.  Over the years when her health was kinder to her, she loved to work outdoors push mowing her yard and caring for her roses.  She also enjoyed watching “The Young and the Restless” and westerns on television.  Back in the day, she would stay up half the night doing word finds, reading books, or sewing quilt blocks together.  She thoroughly enjoyed listening to music of all genres, but she had a deep love for gospel music and ice cream.  Her favorite flower was a rose, and her favorite color was red.  Devoted mother, forgiving, head strong, and a caregiver were just a few of her attributes.  Anyone that knew her could admire her strength.
 
Mrs. Snider had an unwavering faith in God and she loved the Lord.  She had been a member of a local Baptist church for close to forty years.  She had rarely ever missed a service until her health forced her into being home bound.  Those close to her have fond memories of her marking each sermon in her Bible with a red pen, and singing alto in the choir.
 
Verna Lou was predeceased by many loved ones, including her husband of 50 years, Jessie J. Snider; sons, Jerry W. Snider and his wife Bobbie Baker Snider, James E. (Butch) Snider; son-in-law, Elmer Moore; great grandsons, Jarrod Paul Snider and Augustus Cade Belrose (whom she named “Little Buck”); sisters, Claudia Miller and husband Marshall, Maxine Douzat and husband, Eddie, Syble Jernigan and husband Earl, Jeanette Raimond, Dorothy Stuart; brothers, Waymon Moore and wife Helen, John “Son” Moore and wife Fronie, Allen Moore; several nieces and nephews.
 
Verna Lou is survived by her daughters, Norma Moore of Segno, Sandra Harvey and husband Mark of Montana.  Surviving sons include Billy Snider and wife, Debbie of Center, Travis Snider of Center, Gary Snider of Center.  She leaves behind one daughter-in-law, Vicky Snider; one sister-in-law, Gloria Moore of San Augustine.  She had seven children, seventeen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.  She was a very blessed woman and her entire family will never truly know how much they were loved.  Her idea of family included all those that loved and cared about her.
 
Verna made a decision in 1975 to take an early retirement from E.L. Bruce when her daughter-in-law, Bobbie, was diagnosed with cancer.  She chose to stay home and help care for her grandchildren, Chris and Pam.  Bobbie was called home later that year.  In 1979, tragedy struck again when her son Jerry lost his life in a horrific automobile accident.  Verna raised Chris and Pam fully as her own from that moment forward and would not have it any other way.  She was proud of them both and loved them dearly.  She fulfilled a promise made to their Mother to always take them to church.  Every time the doors were open, they were in the house of the Lord, later resulting in them surrendering their hearts to God and they were saved.  Mrs. Snider leaves behind her two cherished and loved children that she called her own; son, Chris Snider of Center; daughter, Pam Hall and Shawn of Timpson.  The foundation of hard work, determination, perseverance and love for the Lord are just a few of the characteristics she passed on to them.
 
Many nurses and care givers have graced her home through the years, most of which she truly adored.  They family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Affinity Hospice, Holiday Nursing Home, A Pineywoods Home Health, Dr. Pokala, and all of the local physicians for their care.  The family thanks you for your loving support and prayers through this journey.  Mrs. Snider made a lot of good friends.  Let us not forget to mention her great niece, Sarah Lloyd, and Brenda Hebert who provided loving assistance with their care through Affinity Hospice.  The family gives her their greatest gratitude.  The H.B. Bounds family was her neighbors for over 50 years, and that friendship will forever be cherished as well.
 
The family especially wants to thank all those that made the effort to come and pray with Mrs. Snider throughout the years; especially Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Son Windham.  It was a tremendous blessing that can never be repaid.
 
Watson & Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements; the family thanks them for the kindness they have shown.
 
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Geraldine "Gerry" Powdrill


 

Geraldine (Gerry) Powdrill, 78, of Timpson, Texas passed away on July 12, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born October  8, 1938, Gerry is the daugher of the late Stephen Elliot Lovelady and Lessie (Hughes) Lovelady Shepherd.  Visitation will be held Monday July 17, 2017 starting at 12:30PM at Corinth Missionary Baptist  Church, FM 1970N, Timpson, Texas with the Funeral Service to begin at 2PM with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in Powdrill Cemetery, Center, Texas.
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 
 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Pearline Clay


 

Pearlie Clay, 80, of Center, Texas passed away on July 12, 2017 in Center. She was born on September 9. 1936 in the Waterman Community to Grover Clay and Monnie Mae Helton Clay. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Waterman Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Louisa Ingram Jenkins


 

Louisa Ingram Jenkins, 91, of Tenaha, TX, passed away on Friday afternoon, July 7, 2017, at her home in Tenaha. She was born on Aug. 21, 1925, in San Augustine County to the late James Ingram and Rosia Dupree. Mrs. Jenkins attended San Augustine Schools growing up and later attended college. She married Clifford F. Jenkins on July 8, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2006. Mrs. Jenkins worked in the San Francisco Bay area as an occupational and private nurse for many years. She moved back to Tenaha over 40 years ago from Pacifica, CA. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson. She was preceded in death by daughters, Legatha Demings and Mary Moore; sons, Clifford, Alvin, and Danny Jenkins; and sister, Rosie Jane Blount.
 
Survivors include sons, Rochester Jenkins and wife Gladys Jo of Tenaha, Calvin Jenkins and wife Dorenia of Freemont, CA, and Willis Grace; daughters, Rosie Drake and husband Roy of Tenaha, Vivian LaBlanc and husband Wayne of Murrieta, CA, and Barbara Sanchez of Tenaha; sister Mary Carter of Princeton, TX; numerous, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. 
 
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Smith Chapel Baptist Church, 919 CR 4707, Timpson, TX with Rev. Mario Osby officiating. Interment will follow in the Jenkins Memorial Cemetery (Bulison Ranch) 152 CR 4644, Tenaha, TX. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home in Carthage.
Serving as pallbearers are Mrs. Jenkins’ grandsons and flower girls will be her granddaughters.  
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.
 
 

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Oma Lee Kyles


 

Sister Oma Lee Kyles 100 of Center passed away last Monday eveing at the Pine Grove Nursing Home.  Services will be held this Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Elder Robert C. Gipson's.  Interment will follow at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, TX.  Elder Robert Gipson will be officiating. 
 
She is Survived by: 
 
2 Daughters Joyce Ann Bolton of Center, Billie Ruth Kyles of Silsbee 
 
1 Son Charles Henry Kyles of Silsbee
 
3 Grandchildren 
 
3 Great-Grandchildren
 
 

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Winifred "Windy" Whitlock


 

Winifred “Windy” Whitlock, 88, of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Little Rock, Arkansas.  
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.
 
Mr. Whitlock was born January 26, 1929, in the Neuville Community of Shelby County, to Richard Calvin Whitlock and Mary Dee Bailey Whitlock.  He was a member of both the Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star for over sixty-five years.  He was of the Christian faith.
 
He is survived by:
 
Sons:
George A. Whitlock and wife, Joan, of Little Rock, Arkansas
David W. Whitlock of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Celeste Montoya of Silsbee
Jon Whitlock of Beaumont
Samantha Whitlock of Beaumont
Rusty Short and wife, Amanda, of Little Rock, Arkansas
 
Great Grandchildren:
Jayden Montoya
Lillian Montoya
Dominic Montoya
Caleb Short
Lauren Short
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Daphine Slatter Whitlock
Parents: Richard Calvin Whitlock and Mary Dee Bailey Whitlock
Sister: Ann Panhow
 
Pallbearers will be brother masons.  Honorary pallbearers will be Basil Slatter, Rondal Slatter, Buddy Slatter, James Welch, Kim Welch and Charles Ray Conway.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center, 1501 W. Division Street, Arlington, Texas 76012.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Bernice Evans Maxey


 

Mrs. Bernice Evans Maxey, age 95, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Maxey passed away on July 11, 2017 at Sabine County Hospital in Hemphill, Texas.  
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Monday July 17, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
Interment Roberts Cemetery
Rev. Clifford Davis, Officiating
 
Visitation 
 
Monday, July 17, 2017
8:30 a.m. until Service time
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Son: Weldon Maxey of San Augustine, Texas
 
Daughter: Sherry Maxey of San Augustine, Texas
 
2 Grandchildren 1 Great Grandchild
 
As wall as a host of other relatives and friends.
 

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George E. LaBoyteaux


 

George E. LaBoyteaux went home to be with The Lord on July 9, 2017. He passed away at his home in Sulphur Springs, Texas, surrounded by family who loved him. 
 
He was born on June 19, 1939, in New Castle, Indiana, to Mr. William and Myrtle LaBoyteaux. He was an ordained Minister and a well-loved member of The Lighthouse Church in Sulphur Springs.
 
Services to be held on July 13 with visitation from 12 noon until 1:30 and services following in the Chapel at Watson and Sons Funeral Home 1554 Hwy 7 East. Services officiated by Bro. Neal Cochran and Bro. Rudy Rodriguez. 
 
He is survived by: his wife, Joyce Ray LaBoyteaux, daughters Deborah and husband Wayne Posey, Charlotte and husband Kevin Parent, son, William LaBoyteaux and wife Carrie, step children, Wanda and husband James, Terrie and husband Ronnie, Eddie and wife Olga, Michael and wife Carrie, his brother Bill and wife Wanda LaBoyteaux, sisters Terrie, Dixie, Linda and Marie, numerous grand and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. 
 
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children Mrs. Thelma LaBoyteaux, parents William and Myrtle, sister, Pat LaBoyteaux and two great-grandsons, Luke and Logan Morris. 
 
Pallbearers are Wayne Posey, Daemeon Gerald, Jonathon Morris, Michael Kolbe, Sam Kolbe, Brack Davidson and Clint Sanchez. 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Patricia Ann Lampley


 

Patricia Ann Lampley, 66, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Tenaha.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery.
 
Mrs. Lampley was born August 13, 1950, in Noble, Louisiana, to Joe McDonald and Ruby Woolsey McDonald.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir.  
 
 
 
 
She is survived by:
Husband: Larry Herbert Lampley of Tenaha
 
Children:
Sandra Lynn Runnels and husband, Toby, of Shelbyville
Larry Paul Lampley and wife, Cheyenne, of Tenaha
Mandy Marie Fox and husband, Stacey, of Tenaha
 
Grandchildren:
Cody Lampley and wife, Lacey
Sarah Hodge and husband, Johnnie
Destinee Harrison and husband, Mikey
Haven Wall and wife, Marissa
Alexx Bynum and husband, Dalton
Molly Runnels
Daphne Runnels
Zack Runnels
Lucas Fox
Bailey Lampley
Trevor Lampley
Devon Lampley
Wesley Fox
Kristin Lampley
Malarry Lampley
 
Great Grandchildren:
Kinley Jane Lampley
Brooklyn Cheyenne Bynum
 
Mother: Ruby McDonald of Noble, Louisiana
 
Brothers:
Calvin McDonald and wife, Tammy, of Marshall
Doug McDonald and wife, Sandra, of Tenaha
David McDonald and wife, Pat, of Tenaha
Jimmy McDonald and wife, Felicia, of Zwolle, Louisiana
 
Sister-in-law: Pam Gray and husband, John
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Joe McDonald
Brothers: Joseph McDonald, Alvin McDonald
Sisters-in-law: Mary McDonald, Bobbie Ann Murrill
Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Herbert and Beatrice Lampley
Nieces: Wendy McDonald, Donna Peace
Nephew: Don Hataway
Infant Nephew: Nathan McDonald
 
Pallbearers will be Jason McDonald, Wade McDonald, Matt Hataway, Clint Merchant, Jeffrey Ebarb, Damian McDonald and Danny McDonald.  Honorary pallbearers will be C.J. McDonald, Jed McDonald, Toby Runnels, Stacey Fox and Dylan Barbee.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mrs. Lampley’s name to Ramah Missionary Baptist Church, 131 CR 4475, Tenaha, Texas 75974 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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James Ray Trent


 

James Ray Trent, 65, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at Spanns Chapel Cemetery in Center with Maxie Eaves officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 
 
Mr. Trent was born December 12, 1951, in Altus, Oklahoma, to James Henry Trent and LaMerle Spann Trent.  He was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
Sisters:
Jane Trent of Center
Judy Fenton and husband, Bill, of Center
 
Nieces and Nephews:
Kasi Trent of Center
Brian Fenton of Center
Kevin Fenton of Center
Amanda Trent of Center
Stefani Trent of Center
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: James Henry Trent and LaMerle Spann Trent
Brother: Johnny Trent
Sister: Angela Trent
 
Pallbearers will be Ricky Sims, Jimmy Deal, Ronnie Gragg, Mark Tidwell, James Luman and Jacob Kay.
 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Evelyn Green


 

Evelyn Green, 68, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at her residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Green was born August 21, 1948, in Joaquin, to Eiland Jones and Bennie Estella Reynolds Jones.  She loved making flower arrangements, baking cakes and spending time with her family.
 
She is survived by
Husband of 48 years: Huey Green of Center
 
Children:
Herman Snider and wife, Melissa, of Tyler
Dewayne Green and wife, Lynda, of Meridian, Mississippi
 
Grandchildren:
Chris Snider
Christina Snider
Casey Snider
David Young
Krystal Pruitt
Jennifer Bennett
 
14 Great Grandchildren and one on the way
 
Brothers:
Larry Dale Jones
Larry Eugene Jones
Donald Wayne Jones
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Eiland Jones and Bennie Estella Reynolds Jones
Sisters: Sue Pilgrim, Mary Lathi
Brother: James Jones
 
Pallbearers will be Larry Jones, Richard Pilgrim, Raymond Odom, James Seekford, Danny Riddell and Billy Riddell.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Charles A Hightower


 

Mr. Charles A Hightower 77 of Center passed away las Wednesday at Hospice in the Pine in Lukfin. Visitation will be held on Saturday Morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Triumph Church in Center. Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church and interment will follow at the Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville.
 
Elder Norris Cloudy will be officiating.
 
He is survived by:
 
2 Sons: Clifford Brown and Charles Ray Hightower
 
3 Daughters: Zora Mae Hightower, Debra Ann Hightower, Mary D. Hightower
 
15 Grandchildren
 
20 Great Grandchildren
 

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Victoria Ann Parker


 
NAME:    MISS VICTORIA ANN PARKER              AGE:    18 
 
ADDRESS:    BROADDUS, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    07/05/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   11/18/1998, HUMBLE, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;  MONDAY, 07/10/2017, 1:00 P.M.   
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, BROADDUS, TEXAS 
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  SUNDAY, 07/09/2017, 5-8 P.M.   
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, BROADDUS, TEXAS 
  
OFFICIATING:   BRO. DON LOFTON,  BRO. JEFF LITTLE  
 
BURIAL:   DICKERSON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS    
 
FATHER:  RODNEY PARKER                MOTHER:    CRYSTAL NICHOLS     
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:   BAPTIST    
 
SURVIVED BY:     
MOTHER:  CRYSTAL DIANE NICHOLS OF BROADDUS
FATHER:  RODNEY PARKER OF HUMBLE, TEXAS
SIBLINGS:  RODNEY DELL PARKER JR.; OLIVIA PARKER; JOSEPH PARKER; BEAU PARKER
ADOPTED SISTER:  CARRIE OGDEN
GRANDMOTHER:  VICKY NICHOLS OF BROADDUS
GRANDPARENTS:  ROGER & SHERYL PARKER OF HUMBLE
AUNTS & UNCLES:  JAYSON & SHELBY ELDER; ROGER PARKER JR.; BRANDON REYNOLDS;
      TRACI & DOUG STRUCKMEYER; LANETTE & JASON GONZALES
NUMEROUS OTHER RELATIVES AND MANY FRIENDS
 
 
Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of 
WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311
FAX # 936-275-0034
 

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Johnnie Mildred Lout Hutto


 

 
Johnnie Mildred Lout Hutto, 88, of Waskom, Texas passed away on July 3, 2017 in Carthage, Texas. She was born on May 24, 1929 in Center, Texas to Lee Lout and Leona Fleming Lout. Funeral services for Mrs. Hutto will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Blakely officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
What is a “Legacy”? We all will leave a legacy when we leave this earth, but Johnnie Hutto will leave many legacies because she was a servant of God and a strong pastor’s wife in a supporting role, never wavering from the task or path that God had ordained her to follow. She will leave her footprints on so many hearts, but her most prominent legacy will be her love for Southern Gospel Music, which she shared to the masses.
 
Johnnie learned to play the piano as a little girl sitting on her daddy’s lap while he worked the pedals for her and showed her the keys. She became self-taught as she rose to the top of the peak of pianists in Southern Gospel music. Quite simply, she was one of the best to sit at the ivories. There are many singers out there today because Johnnie practiced with them for hours to help them blend their voices and music.
 
Johnnie Hutto answered the call of God to be a servant. She served to God’s approval and always put others before herself. She has left that frail human body in exchange for a Heavenly Body. She has no pain. She is already gathering all the gospel singers who have gone on to Heaven, and she is assembling a Heavenly Choir that will soon be standing at the Portals of Glory singing the most beautiful songs ever heard as God calls His Children to come Home. We will see Johnnie Hutto at the piano directing the choir as we enter into the Pearly Gates. 
 
Johnnie is survived by her beloved husband, Jake Hutto of Carthage, Texas; children, Larry Hutto of Georgetown, Texas, and Randy and Lynn Stone of DeBerry, Texas; grandchildren, Brent Hutto and wife, Julie of Mineola, Texas, Troy Hutto and wife, Alice of Columbus, Ohio, Cynthia McCarroll and husband, Brian of Tipp City, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Justin McCarroll, Bradley McCarroll, Zachary McCarroll, and Corey Hutto; sisters, Jean Lout Jackson of Benton, Louisiana and Tommie Lout Rohrer and husband, Jim of Sacramento, California. 
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Leona Lout, brothers and sisters, Maurice Lout, P.L. Lout, James Lout, Laverne Lout Smith, Willie Ruth “Bill” Rouvaldt, Birdie Crocker, and Walter Lout Wilburn and Lucille Lout.
 
Pallbearers for Mrs. Hutto’s service will be Lee O. Savage, Randy Stone, Luther Conway, Ed Tweedie, Roger Reneau, and Carlin Caldwell.
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com
 

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James Greer


 

 

James K. Greer, 66, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Houston.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman and Bro. Josh Sanford officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
 
Mr. Greer was born November 16, 1950, in Nacogdoches, to Thomas Bill Greer and Bettye Smith Greer. Mr. Greer was a 1969 graduate of Diboll High School.  He received both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Texas A&M University. After 26 years of serving as a County Extension Agent for Agriculture & 4-H, he retired from the Texas Cooperative Extension Service in 2003.  He continued his passion for serving youth and the agriculture community in Shelby County after retirement.  He became a popular local radio personality with his daily program on KDET in Center called Agriculture This Morning.    He served as deacon at First Baptist Church in Center, taught the 7th and 8th grade boys Sunday School class and was a devoted supporter of the youth programs at the church for over 20 years, leading many youth to Christ through those years.  An avid Aggie, he and his family attended Texas A&M Football games every season for 40 years.  He officiated high school football for 20 years with the East Texas Chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials.  In recent years, he served as Life Coach for the Center ISD athletic program.  He was elected to serve on the Center ISD School Board in 2014 and served as President since elected.  He served as a board member for both the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the Shelby County Farm Bureau for many years.  He often judged poultry shows across East Texas and was very involved with the East Texas Poultry Festival show and sale.  As a 3rd generation cattleman, he operated Greer Charolais with his family, marketing Charolais bulls to commercial cattlemen and traveling throughout Texas and the nation showing Charolais cattle.  In all of his endeavors, he demonstrated his love of God, family, youth and cattle.
 
 
He is survived by
Wife: Becky Greer of Center
 
Children:
Collin Greer and wife, Courtney, of Shelbyville
Kristen Clark and husband, Greg, of Rio Vista
 
Grandchildren: 
Carter Greer of Shelbyville
Camille Greer of Shelbyville
 
Mother: Bettye Greer of Diboll
 
Sister: Jean McCollum and husband, Michael, of Naples, Florida
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Thomas Bill Greer
 
Pallbearers will be John Henry Holloway, Jason Locke, John Michael Burns, Terry Scull, Bryan Wages and David Koonce.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to James Greer Youth Ministry Memorial, First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935 or James and Becky Greer Scholarship, Center Roughrider Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 152, Center, Texas 75935.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Hubbard Sam "Bo" Porter


 

Hubbard Sam “Bo” Porter, 77, of Broaddus, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Broaddus.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Military honors graveside service will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center under the direction of VFW Post 8904.
 
Mr. Porter was born May 1, 1940, in Center, to Hubbard Sam Porter Sr. and Roxie Jackson Porter.  He proudly and honorably served in the United States Marine Corps for twenty years, doing two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired as head maintenance from Texas A & M and also worked for Southern Pacific Railroad.  Above all, his proudest accomplishment was being a husband, dad, pawpaw and olpaw.  He loved everyone and was dearly loved.
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Bambi Bailey of Broaddus
 
Grandchildren:
Scott Bailey and wife, Tina
Derik Lanicek and wife, Brittany
Rusty Lanicek and wife, Laila
James Bailey and wife, Charnea
Josh Bailey and wife, Megan
Samantha Cardenas and husband, Estefano
 
21 Great Grandchildren
 
Sister: Cossette Martin
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Edna Porter
Trish Jowell and husband, Kent
Nancy Hill
Deanie Johnson and husband, Gary
 
Brother-in-law: 
Robert Woodall and wife, Barbara
Ken Buchanan
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Sandra Porter
Son: Darryl Porter
Son-in-law: Tommy Bailey
Great Granddaughter: Hailey Kitsmiller
Parents: Hubbard Sam Porter Sr. and Roxie Jackson Porter
Brother: Bobby Porter
Sisters: Gwen Murray, Margie Barber, Opal Adkinson, Jackie Sanford
 
Pallbearers will be Scott Bailey, Derik Lanicek, James Bailey, Josh Bailey, Estefano Cardenas and Kent Jowell.  Honorary pallbearer will be Rusty Lanicek.
 
Thanks and God Bless for all of the prayers and blessings.  We love y’all.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Eric Q. Thomas


 

Funeral service for Mr. Eric Q. Thomas, (54) of Amarillo, Texas will be Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00pm at Triumph The Church & Kingdom of God in Christ (921 Daniels St. Center, Texas 75935).  Mr. Eric Q. Thomas is a 1981 Center High School graduate.  Mr.  Thomas departed his life in Amarillo, Texas on June 22, 2017.  Elder, Joe B. Mitchell will be officiating. 
 
Mr. Thomas is survived by:
 
Siblings:  Evelyn Cooper of Tyler, Texas; Dr. Clyde Thomas of Tyler, Texas via Omaha, NE; Geraldine Steel of Center, Texas; Deloris Stripling (Verlon) of San Augustine, Texas; Shirley Johnson of Carthage, Texas; William Thomas, Sr. (Maria) of Tyler, Texas; Sarah Coats of Tyler, Texas; Joyce Michelle (Joe) of Garland, Texas; David Thomas (Andrea) of Dallas, Texas; and Emma Byrd of LaPlace, Louisiana. 
 
Visitation:  Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, July 7, 2017. 
 
             
Committal:  West View Cemetery, Center, Texas
 
Repass:  Triumph The Church & Kingdom of God in Christ in Center, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 

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Bettie Jean Cogswell


 

 
Bettie Jean Cogswell, 82, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Mike Stowell officiating.
 
Ms. Cogswell was born December 18, 1934, in Conroe, to H.O. Busby and Ruby Lera Lowe Busby.  She loved reading, gardening, shopping, sewing and playing solitaire.  She was of the Catholic faith.
 
She is survived by
Sons:
Michael Cogswell of Keithville, Louisiana
Ricky Cogswell of the Sardis Community of Shelby County
 
Grandchildren:
Nicole Hamner and husband, Matthew, of Chireno
Misti Lynn Hogue of Center
Andrew Michael Cogswell of California
 
Great Grandchildren:
Tassie Hamner
Tatum Smith
Troy Hamner
Talleen Hamner
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Joyce Cogswell
Linda Lawler
 
Nephew: Robby Hill and wife, Wanda
 
Niece: Keela Cogswell Johnson and husband, Mike
 
Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Randy Cogswell
Parents: H.O. Busby and Ruby Lera Lowe Busby
Sister: Millie Hill
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Charles Ronald Townes


 

Charles Ronald Townes, 67, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on June 29, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on October 9, 1949 in Center, Texas to Emitt Dies Townes and Mary Lou Ivy Townes. A graveside service for Mr. Townes will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating.

 
 

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Dorothy Annette Mathews


 

Dorothy Annette Mathews, 77, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Murphree and Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mrs. Mathews was born September 7, 1939, in Avinger, to Boyd Starrett and Ruth Wilson Starrett.  She retired as a manager from Bealls after 20 years of service. Mrs. Mathews enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her dachshund, Shotzie.  She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Rodney Mathews and wife, Denise, of Center
Spencer Mathews and wife, Teresa, of Kountze
Nancy Smith and husband, Frank, of North Richland Hills
 
Grandchildren:
Matt Scales and wife, Sarah, of El Paso
Trey Scales and wife, Chelsey, of Amarillo
Lindsay Clark and husband, David, of Abilene
Amber Mathews of Center
Allen Mathews and wife, Anna, of Center
Kennedi Mathews of Kountze
Reagan Mathews of Kountze
 
Great Grandchildren:
Abbye
Hannah
Eva
Neil
Mckinley
Karsten
Zeah
Rylee
Brynlee
Kayden
Kamren
 
Sister: Maurice Clark and husband, Chester, of Terrell
 
Special Aunts:
Bobbie Simmons of Athens
Kathryn Taylor of Beaumont
 
Brothers-in-law:
Johnny Mathews and wife, Lorelei, of Huxley
Don Mathews of Sour Lake
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Elmer Mathews
Son: William “Bill” Mathews
Parents: Boyd Starrett and Ruth Wilson Jones
 
Pallbearers will be Matt Scales, Trey Scales, Allen Mathews, David Clark Jr., Stephen Ewing, Billy Mac Wilson and Steve Cockrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Joaquin Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary.
 
A special thanks to the staff and friends of Lakeside Assisted Living for their special love and care.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Jackson Missionary Baptist Church, Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Lakeside Assisted Living.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Paul W. Harvey


 

Paul W. Harvey, 77, of The Grapevine Community of San Augustine, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Hemphill.
 
Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Little Flock Cemetery in San Augustine County with Bro. Don Moore officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Harvey was born June 27, 1940, in Hemphill, to Columbia Harvey and Lennie Morris Harvey.  He was a member of Bronson Masonic Lodge #893, Sharon Shrine in Tyler and Grapevine Missionary Baptist Church.
 
 
 
 
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Sandy Sparks and husband, Shad, of Shelbyville
 
Grandchildren:
Caleigh Sparks of Shelbyville
Cayden Sparks of Shelbyville
 
Aunt: Verlene Cartwright of San Augustine
 
Special Cousin: Billie Sue Ziegler Bass of Hemphill
 
Numerous cousins and other relatives
 

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James Lowell Bogue


 

 
James Lowell Bogue, 84, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Timpson, Texas. He was born on June 14, 1933 in Timpson, Texas to Joseph Alexander and Ollie (Stilley) Bogue. Funeral services for Mr. Bogue will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas with Bro. William Dee Daniel and Bro. Richard Jones officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas. 
 
James was born and raised in Timpson, Texas.  He graduated from Timpson High School in 1950 at the age of 16.  Mr. Bogue pursued his love for football and attended Panola College on a football scholarship before transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University to pursue his football career along with obtaining a Master’s in Education.  James married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Ann Young, in 1951.   He and Barbara had three wonderful children.  James spent over 40 years in Education serving as a Coach, Principal, and Superintendent at multiple school districts, including, Woodsboro, Central Heights, Garrison, and Timpson before retiring.  After retirement, he continued to serve many Districts around the surrounding areas.  Mr. Bogue enjoyed all outdoor activities.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing dominoes, and spending time with his family.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  James loved the Lord and loved people, especially his family.  He was a member of the Lions Club, served on the Timpson Genealogical Library, and served as the City of Timpson Judge for many years.  James continued to serve the Lord, his church, and his community until his final days.  James was a member of First Baptist Church Timpson, a deacon, and held numerous positions throughout the years in his church.
 
James was surrounded by a family filled with love. He is survived by his faithful wife of 66 years, Barbara; daughters, Becky Talk and husband Bill, Diane Marshall and husband Ray; son, Dr. Donald Bogue and wife Lauralee; sisters, Bette Bunger and Brenda Beasley and husband Felton; grandchildren, Lauren Talk, Melissa Harrington and husband Mike, Evan Talk and wife Joanna, Matt Marshall, Nathan Marshall, Jessica Leavins and husband Chis, Angela Bogue, James Bogue; great grandchildren, Aubrey and Natalie Harrington, Abilene, Boaz, Sabine, and Fisher Marshall, Ryland, Wyatt, and Haven Leavins, and Presley Aguilar; and numerous friends and family members that will miss him dearly.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents.  The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas.

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