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Isaiah Hill


 

 
Funeral service for Mr. Isaiah Hill, Jr. (85) of Center, Texas will be Saturday, September 2, 2017, 2:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas).  Mr. Hill died Monday, August 28, 2017.   Rev. James A. Ervin will be officiating.   
 
Patricia is survived by:
 
Wife:  Dorthy Hill of Center, Texas
 
Sons:  Bobby Hill of Center, Texas; I.J. (Brenda) Hill of Shelbyville, Texas; Michael Hill and Marcus Hill of Shelbyville, Texas
 
Daughters:  Helen Hill of Houston, Texas; Charlotte Hill of Houston, Texas; Debra (Sugarman) of Center, Texas; and Angela Hill of Houston, Texas  
 
Sister:  Mirla Garrett of Shelbyville, Texas; Eva Wells of Houston, Texas; and Vernon Jewel of Houston, Texas. 
 
Visitation:   On Saturday, September 2, 2017 from the hours of 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church 
             
Committal:  Burton Fields Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas 
 
Repass:  Bright Morning Star Baptist Church
 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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Melanise Alexander


 

Mrs. Melanise Alexander 91 of Tenaha passed away Thursday Morning at Nacogdoches Memorial. Wake will be held Friday evening 6-8 at Benfor Chapel Baptist Church Tenaha, TX.  Saturday Sept. 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Benford Chapel Baptist Church in Tenaha, TX.  Interment will follow at the St. John Cemetery in Tenaha with Pastor Joseph Hall Sr. Officiating for her services.
 
She is survived by: 
 
1 Sister Bennie L.Smith of Tenaha
 
A host of Nieces and Nephews
 
  

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J. L. Emmons


 

J. L. Emmons, 86, of Center, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
J. L. Emmons was born on February 6, 1931, in Shelby County, to Leland Emmons and Johnie Choate Emmons.  He served in the United States army and was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.
 
He is survived by
Daughter and Son-in-law: Pamela and Billy Bolton
 
Grandchildren:
Chris Bolton and wife, Misty
Misty Wright and husband, Chance
 
Great Grandchildren:
Ashton Emmons
Kellie Morgan and husband, Brandon
Zachary Bolton
Rosalyn Wright
Jacob Zavada
Carson Emmons
Bethany Emmons
Delylah Wright
Mason Morgan
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Carolyn Patterson Emmons
Son: Rodney Emmons
Granddaughter: Katina Emmons
Parents: Leland Emmons and Johnie Choate Emmons
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Patricia A. Ingram


 

Funeral service for Mrs. Patricia A. Ingram (56) of Center, Texas will be Saturday, September 2, 2017, 11:00am at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church(415 County Road 4356, Center, Texas).  Mrs. Ingram died at local emergency room on Monday, August 22, 2017.   Rev. Brandon Owens Sr. will be officiating.   
 
Patricia is survived by:
 
Husband:  Johnny Sanders of Center, Texas
 
Mother:  Elmiria Ingram of Carthage, Texas 
 
Brothers:  James (Yvonne) of Longview, Texas; Frank (Rachel) of Logansport, Louisiana; and Larry (Jennifer) of Center, Texas 
 
Sister:  Louella (Edgar) of Center, Texas; Alica (Howard) Lewis of Carthage, Texas; Linda Ingram, Johnson of Carthage, Texas; and Youlandia Ingram of Dallas, Texas
 
God Children:  Briana Mitchell and Nikki Ross
 
Visitation:   Hicks Chapel on Friday, September 1, 2017 from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm
             
Committal:  Shady Grove Cemetery in Gary, Texas 
 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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Dora Lee Coan


 

Dora Lee Coan, 78, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on August 25, 2017 in Timpson. She was born in Palo Pinto County, Texas on May 6, 1939 to Alton Emmitt and Nannie Mae Hale Stephens. Funeral service for Dora will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 28, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Bro. William Dee Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel.
Dora spent her early childhood years in Grayford, Texas before moving to South Houston in Fourties.  Later she attended Pasadena High School graduating class of 1957.  She attended Lon Morris College on a vocal scholarship.  She married Elroy Bert Coan in 1960 in Durant, Oklahoma and traveled with him while he played college and professional football.  They later moved to the Conroe area where they raised their children.  Several years after retirement they decided to move back to Timpson, Texas.  Dora enjoyed spending time with those she loved, including her husband, children, brothers, sisters, and especially her two beautiful granddaughters, LeeAnn and Kelsi.  Dora loved the Lord and was a devoted Christian lady. 
 
 

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Charles Cook


 

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ron McClellon and Bro. Reginald DeLeon officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Cook was born August 30, 1933, in Joaquin, to Aubrey “Buster” Cook and Mildred Etoille Parker Cook. He served in the Signal Corps of the United States Army during the Korean War.  Mr. Cook was a member of Toledo Bend District 8 Ministries and Gloster Baptist Church. 
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife: Carol Cook of Grand Cane, Louisiana
 
Daughter: Cherrie Cook-Flores and husband, Robert, of Grand Cane, Louisiana
 
Son: Christian Cook of Keatchie, Louisiana
 
Grandchildren:
Derek Deas of Stonewall, Louisiana
Brittany Miller of Keatchie, Louisiana
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by 
Parents: Aubrey “Buster” Cook and Mildred Etoille Parker Cook
Daughter-in-law: Deborah Miller
 
Pallbearers will be Dan McBride, Dean Graner, David Long, Dwayne Restivo, Dave Means and Jim Roper.  Honorary pallbearers will be Winter Case, Mack Vance, Taylor Burford and Hall Burford.
 
A special thanks to Delores “DeeDee” Cox for her love and attention, Stat Home Health and Dr. Jonathan Davis.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Toledo Bend District 8 Ministries, 3840 Carter’s Ferry Road, Zwolle, Louisiana 71486.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Lucine Benefield Morris


 
Lucine Benefield Morris, 91, of Center, Texas, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in Nacogdoches, Texas.
 
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas with Bro. Jim Moss officiating.  Graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m., at New Ramah Cemetery in Haynesville, Louisiana.  
 
Mrs. Morris was born November 19, 1925, in Emerson, Arkansas, to Ed Nations and Lilie Bailey Nations.  She was a caregiver at Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston, Louisiana for many years.  Mrs. Morris was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of New Ramah Baptist Church in Haynesville, Louisiana.
 
She is survived by
Sons:
Bob Benefield and wife, Lilla, of Logansport, Louisiana
Fred Benefield of Kilgore, Texas
 
12 Grandchildren
 
A number of Great Grandchildren
 
Sisters:
Margie Benefield of Ruston, Louisiana
Patsy Purtle of Prescott, Arkansas
 
Brothers:
Billy Nations of Texarkana, Arkansas
Jimmy Nations of Lewisville, Arkansas
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Herbert Benefield
Husband: John T. Morris
Daughter: Barbara Gilbert
Step Son: Charles Glenn Morris and wife, Beverly
Parents: Ed Nations and Lily Bailey Nations
Brothers: Joe Nations, Dewayne Nations
Sister: Lanoma Gibson
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Wallace Laughlin Alpha - UPDATED


 

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Due to the weather this graveside service has been postponed. New details to follow early next week.

 

 

Wallace "Rooney" Alpha was born December 18th, 1966 in Houston Texas and went to be with the Lord on August 21st 2017 at the age of 50 years. 
 
Graveside service will be held at Mt. Olive Church due to possible inclement weather on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 12PM.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents,  Peepaw and Meemaw Cates, his father Frank Allen Alpha and numerous other relatives and loved ones. He is survived by his mother Edna Sue Insley, his sister Tammy Alpha and numerous other relatives. Rooney lived a quiet life and stayed close to home.
 
He had endured several surgeries and illnesses but took care of himself until the end. Rooney had taken care of his Meemaw until she passed and then was content taking care of himself. He was a very determined man and remained so until the end. He will be missed but we will celebrate in his Homecoming with the Lord.
 
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net
 

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Lynda E. Davis


 

Lynda E. Davis, 53, of Center, Texas, passed away on  August 21, 2017 in Center. She was born on March 16, 1964. Services are pending at this time with Mangum Funeral Home.

 
 

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Leonard C. Hughes


 

Leonard C. Hughes, 73, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 17, 2017 in Carthage surrounded by family. He was born on December 23, 1943 in the Waterman Community to Robert Cleave Hughes and Gertie Dee Renfro. Funeral services for Mr. Hughes will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bro. Eric Pledger officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. A visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson. 
 
Born and raised in the Waterman Community, Shelby County, Texas, Leonard attended Timpson High School, graduating class of 1962.  A few years later, Mr. Hughes was drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served his country for two years.  Leonard married the love of his life, Rena Barrett Hughes, May 20, 1967 and the two have spent over 50 wonderful years together before his passing.  Leonard enjoyed the precious time he spent with family, whether it was on the lake teaching young ones to ski, or camping.  He was definitely a very personable, outgoing, warm and welcoming kind of person.  Leonard absolutely loved people and would always find the good in everyone.  He was that kind of person that would look past the bad and always have something good to say.  Leonard attended Bethel Baptist Church in Clayton, Texas.  
 
Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Rena Barrett Hughes; son, Rodney Hughes and wife Janice; brothers, Charles Joe Hughes; grandson, Granger Keith Hughes; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends and family that will miss him dearly.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Robert Ray Hughes.
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.
 

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Rosa Odell Cannon


 

Rosa Odell Cannon, 99, of Troup, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017, in Whitehouse.
 
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Clint Covington officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
Mrs. Cannon was born May 10, 1918, in Huxley, to Charles Douglas Fittz and Adell Bailey Fittz.  She was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church for eighty five years.  
 
She is survived by
Son: Calvin Cannon and wife, Sandy, of Troup
 
Daughter: Sherry Neal of St. Francisville, Louisiana
 
5 Grandchildren
 
15 Great Grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Husband of 75 years: Jack Cannon
Son: Jackie Cannon
Grandsons: Chris Cannon, Chip Cannon
Parents: Charles Douglas Fittz and Adell Bailey Fittz
Brothers: Gaddis Fittz, Cline Fittz, Pete Fittz
 
Pallbearers will be Reece Wallace, Cole Wilson, Cole Cannon, Caleb Cannon, Crawford Cannon and Clayton Cannon.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

 

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Sandra Kaye Willoughby Ford


 
Sandra Kaye Willoughby Ford, 60, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Mrs. Ford’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.
 
Mrs. Ford was born November 9, 1956, in Vivian, Louisiana, to Alvis Willoughby and Helen Shires Willoughby.  She enjoyed the outdoors, especially water skiing and fishing.  Mrs. Ford loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She was of the Baptist faith.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Tim Ford
 
Daughters:
Holly Groves and husband, Brad
Jennifer Yates and husband, Wesley
 
Granddaughters:
Trinity Ford
Haleigh Ford
 
Brothers:
Larry Cosby
Kenneth Willoughby and wife, Mary
Jerry Willoughby and wife, Peggy
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Special Friend: Sheri Shofner
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Alvis Willoughby and Helen Shires Willoughby
Niece: Scheri Willoughby
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Sherra Jean Reed - UPDATED


 
Sherra Jean Reed, 56, of Center, TX, passed away on August 7, 2017 in Nacogdoches, TX. She was born in Houston, TX on July 4, 1961 to James L. Reed and Barbara J. Fielder. A memorial service for Sherra will be on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Campti Methodist Church with Bro. Ford officiating the service. 
 
Sherra and her family made up a 5th generation which is uncommon today. Sherra enjoyed spending time with her family and was a homemaker. She was a believer in Christ. She will leave her footprints on so many hearts and was loved by her family and numerous friends. 
 
She is survived by her father, James L. Reed, her mother Barbara J. Fielder. Her sisters Paula Reed, and Dana Fleming, and her brother James R. Reed. Sherra had four children, Rachel J. Brown, James A. Brown, Justin O. Smith, and Tara L. Dionne. She had 11 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. 

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Alysie Mae Porterfield


 

Alysie Mae Porterfield, 84, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 14, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  She was born on September 14, 1932, the daughter of the late Mormon and Vada (Walker) Pledger.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home from 6-8 PM.  Funeral services will be Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 2PM at First Baptist Church, Timpson with Bro. William Dee Daniel and Orval Miller officiating.  
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
Alysie Mae Porterfield was born in Amity, Arkansas, and moved to Timpson, Texas, during her elementary school years.  At the Eat-A-Bite in Timpson she met her beloved Daniel Porterfield, and they were married on September 14, 1957.  Alysie Mae was a true homemaker, lovingly caring for Daniel and  daughter, Sherri.  Another joy in her life was her love of Christ and serving Him at First Baptist Church, Timpson.  On each Sunday she enjoyed the fellowship with her Sunday School class and being involved with the activities of the church.  
 
Alysie Mae’s employment with Timpson Independent School District was a happy time for her and a blessing for all who worked with her. She worked for Timpson ISD for 41 years. Whether she was working as an aide with her “kids” in P.E. class, working in the cafeteria or snack bar, Alysie Mae loved all of the students and staff.  She was a true Bear supporter, proudly wearing the black and gold.  A fun time for Alysie Mae was the THS Class of 1950 reunions and multi-year class reunions.  She always loved to “work the room” and visit with all her treasured school friends.  She kept in touch with her former classmates and made sure that flowers were sent to the funerals of those deceased.  
 
Her love of people was also evident as she cared for relatives and friends at Garrison Nursing Home for over 30 years.  She not only took care of her loved one’s needs, she was a happy visitor to all of the residents.  Her delicious cooking was shared with many of her neighbors and friends. She always loved it when someone having a fund raiser would call and ask her to make a cake or pie.   She even continued to return to Bomar Rehab Center from time to time to take a pie since she made friends with the staff while being in rehab for her knee replacements. She was an independent, caring and giving lady. All who were able to assist Alysie Mae enjoyed their visit, whether they were repairing an appliance, trimming a tree, or taking care of her lawn.   
 
Not only did Alysie Mae take care of the humans in her life, but she gave special care to her little four-legged constant companion, Pebbles.  
 
 
 
Survivors include daughter Sherri Strahan and husband Don of Timpson and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  In addition to her parents, Alysie Mae Porterfield was preceded in death by her loving husband Daniel Porterfield in 1992, sister Geneva Pledger, and brother Milton Pledger.
 
Sherri and Don would like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for their great care and concern during Alysie Mae’s stay in the hospital, especially neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Randle.
 
Serving as pallbearers are Larry Porterfield, Andrew Renteria, Bert Coan, Roy Pledger, Mike Pledger, Joe Pledger, and Don Pledger.
 
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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Suzanne Polk Brooks


 

Mrs. Suzanne Polk Brooks, age 52, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Brooks passed away on August 09, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital Memorial Specialty Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.  
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment Rockey Mount Cemetery
Rev. Tim Teal, Officiating
 
Visitation 
 
Friday, August 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Husband: Sanford Brooks of San Augustine, Texas
 
3 Step children: Sanford Trotty of Houston, Texas
             Erica Cotton (Calvin) of San Augustine, Texas
Eric Clack of San Augustine, Texas
 
2 God Children Oliver Randle (Katherine) of Center, Texas
Destinee Rodgers of San Augustine, Texas
 
 
0 Grandchildren 0 Great Grandchild
 
3 Sisters Kimberly Polk of San Augustine, Texas
Patricia Polk of San Augustine, Texas
Cherica Raussaw (Steven) of Houston, Texas
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Michael Wayne Harris


 

Mr. Michael Wayne Harris 57 of Gary Community passed away Wednesday Morning at the Nursing Home in Longview, TX.  Visitation will be Wednesday 16th from 6-8 at the Community Funeral Home in Center.  Services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Gary, TX.  Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Tenaha, TX with Rev. Michael Wayne Harris officiating.
 
He is survived by: 
 
Mother: Ada Jean Duncan Harris Smith
 
3 Sisters: Mattie Weatherton, Gloria Watley, Sandra Harris
 
2 Brothers: James Harris, Charles Harris 
 
 

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Betty "Mammy" Risinger


 

Betty “Mammy” Risinger, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Lufkin.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mrs. Risinger was born August 24, 1937, in Marshall, Arkansas, to Claude Hale and Letha Foshee Hale.  She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Center Chapter and Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.  
 
She is survived by
Husband: Robert Risinger of Shelbyville
 
Daughter: Shelley Risinger Trump and husband, Rick, of Orange
 
Grandchildren:
Juanita Henry of Shelbyville
Rachel McCuller and husband, Chris, of Orange
Angie Norton and husband, Chad, of Shelbyville
April Holloway and husband, Corey, of Center
John Risinger Trump and wife, Chelsea, of Mauriceville
 
Great Grandchildren:
James Jones
Rebecca Jones
Shelby Jones
Denise Jones
Alexis Holloway
Chet Norton
Celeste Holloway
Audrey Norton
Alyssia McCuller
Ezra McCuller
 
Brother: James R. Hale and wife, Barbara, of Shelbyville
 
Sister: Donna Riley and husband, Jerry, of Splendora
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Son: James Royce Risinger
Parents: Claude Hale and Letha Foshee Hale
Sister: Sue Hale
Brother: Bobby Hale
Pallbearers will be Rick Trump, Chad Norton, Corey Holloway, John Risinger Trump, James Jones and Chet Norton.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dunnigan Cemetery Association, 1936 FM 2261, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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James Darren "Henry" Tyre Sr.


 

James Darren “Henry” Tyre, Sr., 57, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 12, 2017 in Center. He was born in Dallas, Texas on June 21, 1960 to James Edward Tyre and Linda Downing Tyre. Funeral services for James will be at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to8:00 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
James worked for 30 years in the Oil and Gas Industry. After retiring, he worked in the area doing sheetrock and painting. Above all, he was a loving father and grandfather who very much treasured every second spent with family. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his grandsons. He always enjoyed the open road on his motorcycle with the wind in his hair.
He is survived by his mother, Linda Tyre of Center; daughter, Shannon Denby and husband, Bradley of Center; son, James Tyre, Jr. and wife, Nina of Center; grandsons, Dylan, Zac and Brannon Denby, Conner, Brently and Deikon Tyre all of Center; brother, Jack Tyre of Center; sister, Kathy Miller of Center.
 
He is preceded in death by his father, James Edward Tyre, Jr.
 
Pallbearers for James’ service will be Ray Stroope, Chucky Tyre, Chris Tyre, Bill White, Dirk Palmer, Lance Parks and Jack Tyre, Sr.
 
Honorary pallbearer will be Kevin Smith.
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net
 
 

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Lloyd William Smith


 

Lloyd William Smith, 77, of Center, formerly of Woodville, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, in Center.  
 
Mr. Smith’s wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.
 
Mr. Smith was born March 20, 1940, in Eureka, California, to Lloyd T. Smith and Helen Sampson Smith.  He loved woodworking, collecting knives and Indian artifacts and was a Civil War buff.  Mr. Smith was a former firefighter in Center. He was of the Assembly of God faith.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Peggy Smith of Center
 
Daughter: Mary Smith and husband, Michael, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Ashlyn Wall of Center
Riley Wall of Center
 
Step-Sister: Jody Moore and husband, Gary, of Alvin
 
Special Friend: Sue Hill of Robertsdale, Alabama
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Lloyd T. Smith and Helen Sampson Smith
Step Mother: Marcela Smith
Step Sister: Lorraine Reed and husband, Dennis “Dinny” Reed
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Johnnie Price


 

Johnnie Price, 93, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Price was born June 17, 1924, in Shelbyville, to Vessie Green and Mary Lee Carter Green.  Johnnie and Jarandal were united in marriage on August 13, 1942.  They would have celebrated 75 years of marriage this year.  She was employed with Farmers State Bank for fifteen years.  Mrs. Price enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, hunting, fishing, quilting and sewing.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center and later was a member of First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.
 
She is survived by
Daughter-in-law: Sammye Price
 
Grandchildren:
Kelly Price Pepper and husband, Jeff
Katy Price Crawford and husband, Doug
 
Great Grandchildren:
Jack Pepper
Claire Crawford
Chloe Crawford
 
Brother: Vance Green and wife, Betty
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Jarandal Price
Son: Randy Price
Parents: Vessie Green and Mary Lee Carter Green
Sisters: Mary Ellen Sapp, Faye Green, Vernell Williams
Brother: Fred Green
 
Pallbearers will be Jeff Pepper, Jack Pepper, Doug Crawford, Terry Williams, Danny Green and David Chadwick.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.
 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Jimmy Matthews


 
Jimmy Matthews, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. George Ray Matthews Jr. officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
Mr. Matthews was born May 9, 1940, in Shelby County, to Turner Griffin Matthews and Lois Florine Bolton Matthews.  He retired from the City of Center after serving 44 ½ years. Twenty eight of those years, he served as Police Chief. 
 
He is survived by
Children:
Jody Matthews of Center
Jim Ed Matthews and wife, Jennifer, of Center
Judson Matthews of Center
Jamye Boyd and husband, Michael, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Gracie Boyd
Addison Boyd
Ella Matthews
Porter Matthews
Wesley Matthews
Annigail Matthews
Cameron Matthews
 
Brother: Johnny Matthews and wife, Mandy, of Kingwood
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Barbara Gail Matthews
Daughter-in-law: Amanda Matthews
Mother: Lois Florine Bolton Matthews
Brother: George Matthews
 
Pallbearers will be Center Police Department.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Robert Blake Jones


 

Robert Blake Jones, 28, of Center, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Center. He was born on June 29, 1989 in Conroe, Texas to Robert Leonard Jones and Debbie Renee Adams Jones. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Rather Cemetery.

 
 
Blake grew up in Magnolia, Texas before moving to Shelby County with his family. He met K’Teria Clifton in Center and the two were married on August 5, 2016. Blake was a loving husband, father, and son who brought life to his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman. You could always find him dove hunting or on the water casting a line. What he treasured most of all were the moments with his children. 
 
Blake is survived by his wife, K’Teria Jones; father, Buddy Jones and wife, Lisa; mother, Debbie Jones; children, Brookelynn Gregg and A’lxces Jones; grandparents, Bob and Linda Jones, Dianne Bragg, and David and Debbie Adams; brothers, Dylan Jones and Cody Carleton; uncles, Richard Jones and Russell Jones; father-in-law, James Clifton; mother-in-law, Betty Anderson; and special friend, Eric Jones. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit: www.mangumfuneralhome.com
 
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home in Center.
 

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Jackie Edge Miller


 

Jackie Edge Miller, 85, of Center, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at her residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017, at First United Pentecostal Church in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating.  Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Ms. Miller was born April 7, 1932, in Shelby County, to Henry Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge.  She loved cooking and taking care of her family.  She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Children: 
Carolyn Cochran and husband, Larry, of Center, Texas
John Miller and wife, Kay, of San Antonio, Texas
Steve Miller and wife, Susan, of Round Rock, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Gregg Miller and wife, Tabitha
Paul Miller and wife, Amber
Andrew Cochran and fiancé, Caitlyn
Erik Miller
Taylor Williams and husband, George
Morgan Miller
 
7 Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers:
J. Frank Edge of Lufkin, Texas
James Edge of Clute, Texas
Lyndon Edge of Rogers, Arkansas
Paul Edge of San Diego, California
Dale Edge of Crockett, Texas
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Henry Miller
Parents: Henry W. Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge
Sisters: Maxine Miller, Joyce Adams
Brother: H. W. Edge, Jr.
 
Pallbearers will be Gregg Miller, Paul Miller, Erik Miller, Andrew Cochran, Larry Edge and Danny Edge.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Edge, Jack Quinn, Travis Quinn and Parker Miller.
 
A special thanks to her caregivers – Vickie Sneed, Missy Cooper, Cassidy Chessher and Cindy Webb. Also, special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First United Pentecostal Church, PO Box 358, Center, Texas 75935.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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William Bill Cullum


 

 
NAME:    MR. WILLIAM "BILL" CULLUM                                           AGE:    61       
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS    
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   08/07/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY   
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    09/16/1955, KOUNTZE, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;   THURSDAY, 08/10/2017, 3:00 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   PARKWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  THURSDAY, 08/10/2017, 1-3 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    PARKWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY     
 
OFFICIATING:  BRO. BOBBY LOGSTON   
 
BURIAL:   HEBRON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY  
 
FATHER:  JAMES VAUGHAN CULLUM                    MOTHER:   WILMA LEE GOOLSHY           
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    OTR TRUCK DRIVER 
 
MILITARY:   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      BAPTIST
 
ORGANIZATIONS:  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
DAUGHTER: CASSIE CULLUM OF BRONSON
BROTHER:   DARRELL CULLUM & WIFE CAROLYN OF LUFKIN
                  MICHAEL CULLUM & WIFE DEBBIE OF LUFKIN
                  JACK CULLUM OF SHEPHERD, TEXAS
 
SISTERS:  JUANITA WILSON OF SHEPHERD, TEXAS
                CATHY BUTCHEE & HUSBAND LEWIS OF HOUSTON
 
2 GRANDCHILDREN
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, JAMES & WILMA CULLUM; & SISTER, SHERYL GOOLSBY
 
 

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Maude Evelyn Parker


 
Maude Evelyn Parker, 85, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on August 6, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born in Timpson on January 2, 1932 to John Brinson Hooper and Geraldine (Howell) Hooper. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at First Christian Church, Timpson, Texas with Pastor Larry Stegall officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
 
Ms. Maude was born and raised in Timpson and graduated from THS Class of 1949. She married the love of her life, William Howard Parker Sr. on July 7, 1951. She travelled around the United States for many years while he served in the United States Navy.  They were parents to four wonderful children whom she loved dearly.  She and Mr. William Parker Sr. spent over 50 years together before he went to be with the Lord in 2001.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Maude enjoyed gardening and reading.  She was very active in the Timpson Area Genealogical Historical Society, and helped start the Timpson Public Library.  Maude was a lifelong active member of First Christian Church and loved her church family very much.   
 
Maude is survived by her sons, William Howard Parker Jr., John Thomas Parker, David Parker; daughter, Catherine Diane Kay; sister, Mariane Bodiford; grandchildren, Cristi Hebert and husband Louie, Clarence William Patten, Dustin Patrick Kay, Hilary Denise Kay, William Andrew Parker, William Ezekiel Parker; great-grandchildren, Kole William Fischer, Parker Moses Hebert, Ernest Allen Jones; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Parker Sr.; brothers, Gene William Hooper and Jon Ben Hooper.
 
The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.
 

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Freddy Charles Lawrence


 
Freddy Charles Lawrence, Sr., 74, of Center, Texas passed away on August 7, 2017 in Center. He was born on September 26, 1942 in Center to Rev. Fred Colquitte Lawrence and Ruth Watson Lawrence. Funeral Services for Freddy will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham and Bro. Jerrod Nutt officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Freddy was born and raised in Center and he attended school at both Center and Joaquin. He was no stranger to hard work as he spent an extended period of time working as a millwright at Brown and Root. He also worked at HB Zachry and McGill Maintenance for a number of years. He worked shut-downs later in life before retirement. Freddy met Patricia Stanley in the 70’s through a mutual acquaintance and the two were joined in marriage on April 7, 1979 at New Hope Congregational Methodist Church. Together they raised a beautiful family in Center. When Freddy was not at work, he could be found working as a cattle rancher. This was a true passion of his that he dedicated most of his free time to. He grew very interested in politics, investments, and other social and economic issues later in his life. Papa, as his grandchildren referred to him, would be described as a quiet and reserved man, but was witty and lighthearted when his family was around. 
 
Freddy is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; sons, Charles Lawrence of Texarkana, Arkansas and David Lawrence of Center; daughter, Melissa Munoz and husband, Alex of Center; sister-in-law, Jeanette Tinkle and husband Pat, of Tyler; grandchildren, Jeremy, Tara, John, Alexis, Avery, Mia, Elizabeth, Desiree, Victoria, Justin, Jonathan, Jeffery and Aaron; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Alan Lawrence and Greg Lawrence; great-granddaughters, Kendra and Melanie Barker; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bruce and Audrie Stanley; sister-in-law, Sarah Helms and husband, Charles. 
Serving as pallbearers are Jerrod Nutt, Sean Crouch, Darrell Johnson, David Lawrence, Charles Lawrence and Alex Munoz. Honorary pallbearer will be Arthur Thornton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas, 75904 or visit https://donate3.cancer.org.
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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Christene Hoosier


 
Mrs. Christene Hoosier, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Hoosier passed away on August 05, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.  
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, August 12, 2017
11:00 a.m.
China Chapel Baptist Church
Interment Redland Cemetery
Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating
 
Visitation 
 
Friday, August 8, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
2 Son: Carl Edward Hoosier (Cynthia) of Houston, Texas
Billy Rex Hoosier (Jacqueline) of Brookshire, Texas
 
 
4 Grandchildren 4 Great Grandchild
 
2 Brothers Elray Johnson (Clara) of Missouri City
Jonathan Tanner (Yzonne) of Union City, CA
 
2 Sisters Betty Simons of Center, Texas
Opal Pipkins of Dallas, Texas
 
As wall as a host of other relatives and friends.
 

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George Lacy Jr.


 

NAME:   GEORGE LACY,JR.                   AGE:  87  
 
 
 
ADDRESS:  SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
 
 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   08/05/2017  SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
 
      
 
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   11/15/1929   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS     
 
 
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;  MON., 8/07/2017 AT 10 A.M.  
 
 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:  FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BROADDUS  
 
 
 
DATE / TIME OFVISITATION:   SUN.,  8/06/2017, 4 P.M. TO 7 P.M. 
 
 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BROADDUS  
 
 
 
OFFICIATING:   DR. WAYNEBARTH  
 
 
 
BURIAL:   BROADDUS CEMETERY,BROADDUS, TEXAS
 
 
 
FATHER:   GEORGE LACY,SR.                  MOTHER:     ROBBIE LEE SANDERS   
 
                                                                                                                    
 
OCCUPATION:  LACY'SFISHING SUPPLY
 
 

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J.W. Smith


 

NAME:  J.W.SMITH                 AGE:  93
ADDRESS:  SANAUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  8/4/2017  SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :  12/28/1923 SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY 
 DATE / TIME OFSERVICE: MON., 8/07/17 AT 2 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:    SUN., 8/06/17 5 P.M. TO 8 P.M.
PLACE OF VISITATION:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL  
OFFICIATING: CLIFF DURHAM  & DAVID BOYD   
BURIAL:  PICKARD CEMETERY   
FATHER: HENRY LEE SMITH                 MOTHER:  HAUTIE JOHNSON                                                                                                            
OCCUPATION:  FARMER / CARPENTER
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  MT. HOREH   
SURVIVED BY:   BROTHER: CHARLES HENRY SMITH; SONS:JOHN SMITH, NOLAN SMITH;  DAUGHTERS: BETTYBOLTON, ANN EDDINGS, MARY EBERLAN; 13GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN 
Online Obituary and Condolences Posted atwww.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
316 W.COLUMBIA    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS     PHONE #936-275-2311FAX # 936-275-0034

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Delores Windham


 

Delores Windham, 65, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, July 28, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Antioch Cemetery in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.
 
Ms. Windham was born December 23, 1951, in Shelby County, to Elzie Windham and Corinne Meyers Windham.  
 
She is survived by
Sons:
Rodney Green of Center
Bobby Joe Green of Nacogdoches
 
Grandchildren:
Bryan Keith Green
Rodney Scott Shaw
Marissa Lenoy and husband, Caleb
Dalton Keith Green
 
6 Great Grandchildren
 
Brother: Roger Windham
 
Sisters:
Charlotte Hughes
Donna Whittington
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and other family
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Keith Allen Green
Parents: Elzie Windham and Corinne Meyers Windham
Brother: Randy Windham
Sisters: Louise Meyers, Jerelyn Richards
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Rostina Annette Watts Menefee


 

Rostina Annette Watts Menefee 49, of San Augustine, TX passed away July 31, 2017 in San Augustine with her loved ones  by her side. 
 
Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Reed Chapel Baptist Church,  301 Ironoa Rd, San Augustine, TX with Rev. John Mosley Jr, Officiating, and Rev. Scotty Bland, as Eulogist.
 
Visitations will begin on Friday, August 4, 2017  at 2:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive,
Nacogdoches, TX. 
 
Burial will be in Redland Cemetery, San Augustine, TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home.
 
 

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Jerelyn W. Richards


 
Jerelyn W. Richards, 73, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in Houston.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Ms. Richards was born February 19, 1944, in Shelby County, to Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham.  She loved spending time with her family.  Her hobbies included fishing and canning.  
 
She is survived by
Children:
Johnny Richards and wife, Paula, of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Wayne Richards and wife, Lucinda, of Center
Gene Richards and wife, Jo Ann, of Center
Mathew Byrd of Louisiana
 
Grandchildren:
Casadie L. Richards
Wynona R. Richards
Robin D. Richards
Waylon W. Richards
Cordel L. Richards
Shalyn Grapes
 
Great Grandchildren:
Braelyn Cosby
William Richards
 
Brother:
Roger Windham of Center
 
Sisters:
Donna Whitington of Center
Charlott Hughes of Center
 
Special Uncle:
Preston Windham of Center
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
A host of family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: James W. Richards
Parents: Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham
Sisters: Louis Windham, Deloris Windham
Brother: Randy Windham
 
Pallbearers will be Rufus Byrd Jr., Harald Self, Waylon Richards, Cory Hagler, Dwayne Band and Larry James Moss.  Honorary pallbearer will be Preston Windham.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Fay B. McSwain Allen


 
Fay B. McSwain Allen, 89, of Center, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Ms. Allen was born October 31, 1927, in Center, to Jess O. Bush and I. T. Williams Bush.  She was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.
 
She is survived by
Daughters-in-law:
Mary Jane McSwain of Timpson
Rose Jenkins and husband, John, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Sam McSwain of Center
Sandra McSwain of Timpson
 
Honorary Grandson: Michael McSwain
 
Great Grandchildren:
Brittany McSwain
Shon Lout
Cobin McSwain
Torin McSwain
 
Step Children: 
Randy Allen and wife, Lisa, of Bossier City, Louisiana
Sheila Mills and husband, Robert, of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Step Grandchildren:
Josh Leonard of Shreveport, Louisiana
Shelby Leonard of Shreveport, Louisiana
Devin Cartwright and husband, Brady, of Benton, Louisiana
Cory Allen and wife, Mindy, of Benton, Louisiana
 
4 Step Great Grandchildren
 
Special Sisters-in-law:
Mary McSwain of Center
Juanita Bush of Mt. Pleasant
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Gene McSwain
Husband: Bill Allen
Sons: Larry McSwain, David McSwain
Grandson: Mitchell McSwain
Brothers: Ozroe Bush, Ray Bush
Sister: Thelma Langley
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

 

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Ronald Jay Clark


 

Ronald Jay Clark, 68, of Center, Texas, passed away on July 27, 2017 in Tyler, Texas. He was born on November 28, 1948 in Center to Henry Jay Clark and Frances Wright Clark. Funeral services for Ronald will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Ronnie grew up in Center and in Pasadena, Texas. He attended Pasadena High School where he was very active in the football program. Ronnie met Norma Jean McCarty and the two were married at a Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas on June 22, 1967. Together, they raised a beautiful family. For Ronnie, the birth of his son and daughter were the most monumental moments in their relationship. Ronnie worked diligently as a longshoreman for almost forty years before retiring from ILA24. He very much liked gardening in his spare time. 
 
He also would do his best to catch a game of golf and loved to take his Harley out on the open road. Sitting down for a game of 42 or heading to the bowling alley were also pastimes that Ronnie enjoyed. He attended Providence Missionary Baptist Church and filled in as a Sunday School teacher there. Ronnie often could be found studying God’s Word in those quiet moments. More than anything, he was a loving father and took such pride in being a good provider for his family. He adored his wife of 50 years and loved his children and grand-children unconditionally. Ronnie never met a stranger and touched many hearts during his lifetime. 
 
Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Norma; son, Ronald Brent Clark; daughter, Tiffany Farmacka and husband, Brett; grandchildren, Jacob Henry Ingersoll, Sarah Lena Olson and husband, Dalton, Emily Grace Clark, Brynna Leann Farmacka, and Cassidy Layne Farmacka; great-grandchildren, Samuel Dalton Ronald Olson and Braydon Cole Oatis; and niece, Catherine Renee Clark.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Jay Clark and Fran Wright Clark, and one brother, Rodney Ray Clark.
 
Pallbearers for the service will be David Clark, Robert Hodges, Cade Clark, Cooper Warr, Cody Warr, Brian Bailes, Jeff Eaves, Danny Gazaway, Jason Lusk and Oren Warr. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Clever Creek Baptist Church, 199 CR 1042, Center, Texas 75935. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfuneralhome.com. 

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Mr. Floyd O. Osby


 

Funeral service for Mr. Floyd O. Osby (65) of Center, Texas will be Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11:00am at Triumph The Church and Kingdom of God in Christ(908 Daniels Street, Center, Texas).  Mr. Floyd Osby died at local emergency room on Friday, July 28, 2017.   Pastor, Rayford Caraway will be officiating.   
 
Floyd is survived by:
 
Sister:  Dorothy Bonaparte of Center, Texas 
 
Nephews:  Christopher Bonaparte, Mervin (Loraine) Osby, Tracey (Jessica) Osby, Kenyatta (Brittany) Osby, and Patrick Osby 
 
Nieces:  Sonya (Valton) Harris and Tomeka (Ken) Moody  
 
Visitation:   Thursday, August 3, 2017, from the hours of 10:00am to 11:00am just before the services. 
             
Committal:  Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas
 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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