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Oletha Smith


 

Ms. Oletha Smith, age 90, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Smith passed away on October 27, 2017 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas. 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Knox Chapel Baptist Church in Hemphill, Texas 
Interment: Macedonia Cemetery in Hemphill, Texas
Rev. Larry Parks, Officiating
 
VISITATION
 
Friday, November 3, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
1 Son Billy Jim Dennis of San Augustine, Texas
 
9 Grandchildren 15 Great-grandchildren 7 Great-Great Grandchildren
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Harmie Smith


 

 

 

Mr. Smith was born June 7, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Harmie was the son of the late Harmie and Rose (Justice) Smith. He joined the United States Navy after graduating and served his country for 6 years. He married the love of his life, Joy Harville Smith in 1986 and has spent over 31 years with her before his going home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2017. Harmie was a man of many talents, from owning his own businesses, to teaching auto mechanics, being a Chief Investigator for Shelby County for over 13 years, to being a licensed pilot loving to fly.
 
He was an avid NHRA fan for many years. He loved drag racing. Harmie enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, anything to do with race cars, eating good food, and anything outdoors. 
 
Harmie is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Joy; daughter, Jacqueline Smith Hamm, Dawne Pickett; sons, Shane Pickett; grandchildren, Alexis Pickett, Dylan Pickett, Rebecca Smith, Ethan Smith, Kristen Smith; and a host family and friends who will miss him greatly. 
 
The Smith family would like to extend a special thanks to his wonderful friends, Jojo Padilla and Kwasi Larode, whom became a blessing to Harmie and his family.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Smith; and brother, Artie Smith.
 
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Shelby County Child Advocacy Center, 131 Tenaha St., Center, Texas 75935.
 
 

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Hollie Fuller


 
 
Hollie Fuller, 74, longtime resident of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at his home.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Merriman and Bro. John Sparks officiating.  Interment will follow at Rosevine Cemetery in San Augustine County.
 
Mr. Fuller was born April 19, 1943, in Milam, to Lillian Chance Fuller and Donald Fuller.  He loved to ride and look at scenery.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, where he served as a song leader.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Eva Belrose Fuller of Shelbyville
 
Baby Girl: Laverne of Mt. Enterprise
 
Daughter: Berinda Wilburn of Shelbyville
 
Sons:
Lynn Fuller of Shelbyville
Joey Fuller of Shelbyville
Alan Holm of Shelbyville
Adam Anderson of Shelbyville
 
Grandchildren
 
Brother: Charlie Dale Fuller of Houston
 
Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends
 
Preceded in death by
Daughters: Cynthia Faye Socia, Brenda Rene Benagia
Son: Tommy Hallmark
Parents: Lillian Chance Fuller and Donald Fuller
Sister: Linda Pearl Fuller
Brothers: Robert Earl Fuller, Charlie Edward Fuller, Author Dewayne Fuller
 
Pallbearers will be Joe Tom Schillings, Dewayne Lout, David Fuller, Kevin Delaney, Ervin Pierrie and Bill Langley.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tom (Buddy) Martin and Doug Dobos.
 
 
 

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Dian Moore


 

 
Mrs. Dian Moore, age 58, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Moore passed away on October 19, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in San Augustine, Texas. 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Jerusalem CME
Interment: Mosaic Cemetery
Rev. Larry Jackson, Officiating
 
VISITATION
 
Friday, October 27, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Husband Caster Derrel Moore of San Augustine, Texas
 
4 Sons Caster Dewayne Moore (Scelest) of San Augustine, Texas
Christopher Moore of San Augustine, Texas
Cardell Moore of San Augustine, Texas
Timothy Malone of Lufkin, Texas
 
1 Daughter Cyreetha Garrett (Zachery) of San Augustine, Texas
 
6 Grandchildren
 
1 Brother QW Weathered (Debra) of Lufkin, Texas
 
1 Sister Jan Payton (Kevin) of Houston, Texas
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Jerry W. Reynolds


 

Jerry W. Reynolds, 79, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Nacogdoches. 
 
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ron Luman officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m. 
 
Mr. Reynolds was born February 24, 1938, in Shelbyville, to Reese Reynolds and Mary Lou Diamond Reynolds.  He enjoyed reading and spending time with family. Mr. Reynolds retired from Panola County Adult Probation.
 
He is survived by 
Wife of 55 years: Carolyn Reynolds of Center
 
Daughters:
Debbie Hooks and husband, Billy, of Tenaha
Bobbie Bridges of Carthage
Carol Leann Miller and husband, Buford, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Micheal Hooks and wife, Kristie, of Center
Caitlin Simmonds and husband, Justin, of Waco
Justin Bridges of Carthage
Meaghan Clotiaux of Carthage
Brandon Carver and wife, Alexandra, of Center
 
14 Great Grandchildren
 
Sister: Pat Hughes of Livingston
 
Nephew: Michael Hughes and wife, Linda, of Austin
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Reese Reynolds and Mary Lou Diamond Reynolds
 
Pallbearers will be Micheal Hooks, Brandon Carver, Justin Simmonds, Ronald Preston, Buford Miller and Jared Cook.
 
 
 

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Evelina Wright Morrison


 

Evelina Wright Morrison, 69, of Nacogdoches, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.
 
Mrs. Morrison was born December 31, 1947, in Center, to Roy Buvis Wright and Allie Mae Nichols Wright. Her hobbies included photography and crafts. She loved RVing, being a mother and grandmother and her cats.  Mrs. Morrison was a member of Rice Belt RV Club and Calvary Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Larry Morrison of Nacogdoches
 
Children:
Carie Albury and fiancé, Joey Watts, of Nacogdoches
Waylon “Bubba” Griffith Jr. and wife, Margo, of Center
Monte Dale Griffith of Center
Micah Z. Griffith and wife, Tammy, of Center
 
Stepchildren:
Cindy Christie of Lufkin
Cathy Richards of Sealy
Suzy Childers of Lufkin
Karen Mata of Houston
 
Grandchildren:
Chris Albury
Brittney Griffith
Lauren Griffith
Amber Griffith
Zane Griffith
Jared Richards
Alexandra Burch
Dalton Burch
Nolan Childers
Graham Childers
Emily Martinez
Abbie Richards
Louisa Mata
 
Great Grandchild: Alaina Hill
 
Brother: Earl Wright and wife, Linda, of East Hamilton
 
Sisters:
Sonya Golden and husband, Rodney, of Center
Mary Jane McSwain of Center
Faye Boles and husband, Waylon, of Center
Thelma Wright of Center
Tammy Ledford and wife, Jackie, of Stonewall, Louisiana
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Roy Buvis Wright and Allie Mae Nichols Wright
Brother: David Wright
Sister: Brenda Curry
 
Pallbearers will be Waylon Griffith Jr., Monte Griffith, Micah Griffith, Chris Albury, Jared Richards and Steve Albury.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Golden, David Spratley, Joey Watts and Brandon Bailey.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Karen Foraker


 

NAME:   MRS. KAREN FORAKER                                          AGE:    60     
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   10/23/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :           08/03/1957, VICTORIA, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    WEDNESDAY. 10/25/2017, 10 A.M. 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    GRAVESIDE SERVICE, BROADDUS CEMETERY, BROADDUS, TEXAS
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   TUESDAY, 10/24/2017,  5 TIL 8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE       
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. ROBERT WHIDDON  
 
BURIAL:    BROADDUS CEMETERY, BROADDUS, TEXAS   
 
FATHER:                       MOTHER:    
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   HOMEMAKER 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
HUSBAND:  JERRY FORAKER OF BROADDUS
MOTHER:  LUCILLE FOSTER OF EDNA, TEXAS
SONS:  JEREMY FORAKER OF TAFT, TX. & JAROD FORAKER OF CALIFORNIA
DAUGHTER:  JACLYN NICHOLS 
BROTHERS:  MIKE FOSTER OF ARKANSAS & JACK FOSTER OF EDNA, TX.
SISTERS:  GLENDA FOSTER OF ARKANSAS & SHARON FOSTER OF DAYTON, TX.
GRANDCHILDREN:  ETHAN FORAKER; OLIVIA FORAKER; & BRETT NICHOLS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY  HER FATHER; AND SON, ROBERT CHARLES
 

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Jimmy John Grubbs


 
Jimmy John Grubbs, 43, of Center, Texas, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Center, Texas. He was born on February 22, 1974 in Corpus Christi, Texas to James E. Grubbs and Ann E. Ault Grubbs. Funeral services for Jimmy will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Center First United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM prior to service time on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Center First United Pentecostal Church. 
 
Jimmy John was raised in Shelby County and attended Shelbyville ISD. He was one of the hardest working individuals around and was dedicated to his job at High Roller Wells. There he worked operating heavy equipment and also served as a mechanic. Jimmy John loved his job and took great pride in serving the company well. His co-workers were not just acquaintances, but were like members of his family. He loved and cared for each one of them. He worked six days a week, but it is guaranteed that on Sunday, you would find Jimmy John worshipping His Lord and Savior and in fellowship with his beloved church family at Center First United Pentecostal Church. He served his Heavenly Father and his church family in any way he could. Jimmy John was a simple man, but had the heart of a true man of God. Genuine and compassionate, Jimmy John was known for his sincere kindness and of course, the everlasting smile on his face. No matter the situation or the place, a shining smile would be what greeted you whenever you saw him. There was a peace in his smile that brought such joy to those who had the opportunity to experience it. Jimmy John very much enjoyed being surrounded by family, and his favorite pal was the family dog, Lil’ Pancho. He and Lil’ Pancho had an understanding and the two would enjoy one another’s company and conversation. He was a food connoisseur and definitely had a love for Dr. Pepper! His kind-heartedness and his earnest smile will be dearly missed among those who had the pleasure of knowing him. 
 
Jimmy John is survived by his son, Jonathon Grubbs of Martinsville; brother, Gary Grubbs and wife, Margaret of Buffalo, Texas; sister, Angela Bailey of Center; nephew, Treven Bailey and wife, Jill of Center and Brent Bailey of Center; great nephew, Trae Bailey of Center; great niece, Madison Bailey of Center; and former brother-in-law, Vernon Bailey of Center. 
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Ann Grubbs. 
 
Pallbearers for Jimmy John’s service will be Treven Bailey, Brent Bailey, Larry McDonald, Steve Franks, Chad Chesser, and Charley Brittain.
 
Honorary Pallbearers are Travis Brittain, Tony Willoughby, Vernon Bailey, and Dustin Bailey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to an account set up at Farmers State Bank in Center, Texas for the benefit of Jimmy John Grubbs. 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net

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Dian Moore


 

Mrs. Dian Moore, age 58, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Moore passed away on October 19, 2017 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in San Augustine, Texas. 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Pending at this time
 

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Danny Jackson Foster


 

Danny Jackson Foster, born February 25, 1957 in Columbiana, Alabama, knocked on the Pearly Gates of Heaven October 17, 2017.  St. Peter opened the door and asked why he was here so soon, to which Danny likely replied, “If you wanted to hear one of my jokes about you in person, a phone call would have worked just fine.”  
 
A fine Auburn man who lived his life by the Auburn Creed, Danny earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Auburn University in 1980.  During his time at Auburn University, Danny played the tenor sax in the Auburn University Marching Band from 1975-1979.  Danny co-wrote the Shelby County High School fight song still played today.
 
Prior to working in the wood industry for 34 years, Danny held many unique jobs, including working as a meat cutter, vacuum salesman, Bible salesman, boll weevil counter, butter factory worker, tomato plant deliverer, grass cutter and longshoreman forklift driver as needed. Danny served as Vice President of Ihlo Sales and Import for 25 years.  Danny was a member of the Center Noon Lions Club and the First United Methodist Church of Center.
 
Danny was an excellent cook and loved to serve anyone his favorite dishes – BBQ Shrimp New Orleans style was a favorite specialty.  A jack of all trades and an avid historian, Danny had a story about any subject and loved to share his passion for living life to the fullest.
 
Danny leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Andi (Johnston), two children, Dr. Alison Slade (David) of Spanish Fort, Alabama, Matt Foster (Brittany) of Center, Texas, sister Melissa Denney (Tom) of Auburn, Alabama and brother Jeff Foster of Columbiana, Alabama, and two nephews, Trey Denney (Sara) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Foster Denney of Auburn, Alabama. Big Daddy also leaves behind seven grand-children, whom he adored and cherished.  Big Daddy had special names for all his babies: Austin Miller (Otis), Andrew Miller (Rufus), Lola Slade (Caledonia), Cora Slade (Sadie), Colton Slade (Slick), Roman Foster (RoRo) and Ivy Foster (Gertrude).  Danny was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Eugene Bozeman, Ada Moore Bozeman, Charles Oliver Foster and Sadie Farr Foster, his parents, Lewis Mack Foster and Flora Mae Foster, and his grandson, Gabriel John Slade.
  
Danny had a heart of gold and his giving and loving nature did not end with his death.  Danny was an organ donor and was able to save and change the lives of many, which he would not brag about to anyone but we sure think it is an amazing, selfless act that he lives on in others.  
Danny was one of the most giving and amazing people to grace this world.  Anyone who met him loved him and his ability to share his humor, wit and wisdom with all he encountered.  
 
Services for Danny Foster will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Noon, followed by a visitation at First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas.  Visitation will also be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Good Hope Methodist Church in Columbiana, Alabama from Noon until 2 p.m. with a graveside service immediately following at Williams Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to any of the following:  Williams Cemetery Fund c/o of Good Hope Methodist Church, 2735 CR 61, Columbiana, Alabama, 35051; Alan R. Dimick Burn Care Fund, UAB Gift Records, Admin. Building 1230, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35294-0112; Center Noon Lions Club, c/o Jim Sawyer, Shelby Savings Bank, 111 Selma St., Center, Texas, 75935; or First United Methodist Church of Center, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas, 75935.  
 
 

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Glen Hudson


 

Howell Glen Hudson, “Rabbit”, 78, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on October 18, 2017 in Garrison, Texas. He was born in Timpson on May 15, 1939 to Norman Howell Hudson and Minnie Lee Courtney Hudson. Funeral service for Glen will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church.
 
At a young age, Glen left home and worked pipeline jobs for several years. In 1960, he and his wife moved to Longview. He worked for R.G. LeTourneau for over 10 years before starting to work for U.S. Industries. He remained there until he retired in 1989. He was very involved in sports and even coached a little league football and baseball team. He served as president of the booster club and was active in the Lions Club. After retirement, he moved back to Timpson in 1989 where he spent the rest of his years enjoying being a grandpa. He also liked to fish, hunt, riding four-wheelers, attending football games, and going to the Country Music Hayride with friends. Glen served on the Timpson Rural Water Board for 18 years and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. 
 
Glen is survived by daughters, Tammy “Hambone” Hudson, Morgan Brooke Hudson; sons, Marty Hudson, Jeff Hudson and Steven Nelson; grandchildren, Chris, Doug, David, Caitlin, Paige, Blake; great grandchildren, Avery, Raelynn, Cody Cash, Trip, Harley Lane, Coy Lane, Cason; sister, Cindy Summers and husband, Jerry; aunt, Vaudine Taylor; a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gwendolyn Billingsley; brother-in-law, Byron Billingsley; maternal grandparents, Momma and Poppa Courtney; aunts, Alta Hudson and Verlene Roberts.
 
Pallbearers will be Roy Wayne Courtney, Pete Andrews, Justin Oliver, Nathan Ramsey, Ken Ramsey, Orval Miller.
 
Honorary pallbearers are Bob Crump, Darrell Rhodes, Jack Harris, Mike Hudson, Billy Askins.
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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Howell Glen Hudson


 

Howell Glen Hudson, 78, of Timpson, Texas passed away on October 18, 2017 in Garrison, Texas.  Born May 15, 1939, Howell Glen is the son of the late Norman Howell Hudson and Minnie Lee Courtney Hudson.  Visitation will be held Friday October, 20, 2017 starting at 11AM at Corinth Baptist Church, FM 1970N, Timpson, Texas.  Funeral service will be held Friday October 20, 2017 at 2PM at Corinth Baptist Church, FM 1970N, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net
 

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Franklin Tom Hughes


 

Franklin Tom Hughes, 66, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Sardis Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
Mr. Hughes was born January 8, 1951, in Center, to Tom Hughes and Priscilla Jean Sullivan Hughes.  He retired as a custodian at SFA.  
 
He is survived by
Brother: James Hughes of Center
 
Sister: Margaret Gordy of Nacogdoches
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Tom Hughes and Priscilla Jean Sullivan Hughes
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Clara Faye Quinn


 

NAME:     MRS. CLARA  FAYE QUINN                                          AGE:  95         
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    10/16/2017,  LANEVILLE, TEXAS  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     05/26/1922,   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS     
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;   THURSDAY, 10/19/2017,  2:00 P.M.    
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE 
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  THURSDAY, 10/19/2017, 1:00 P.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE      
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. BOBBY WADSWORTH  
 
BURIAL:    UPPER CHIRENO CEMETERY, CHIRENO, TEXAS 
 
FATHER:  JIM STEPTOE                    MOTHER:   ELLEN WOOD STEPTOE           
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  HOMEMAKER 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     ASSEMBLY OF GOD FAITH 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 DAUGHTERS:  BETTY & JERRY ALLEN; AND SALLY CROCKER
GRANDDAUGHTER:  CONNIE & THOMAS BRIDGES
GREAT-GRANDSON:  WESLEY & BRANDY BRIDGES
GREAT-GREATGRANDDAUGHTER:  ZOIE BRIDGES
NEPHEWS:  JIMMY & CARLTON STEPTOE
NIECES:  OPAL & ELAINE STEPTOE
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, JIM & ELLEN WOOD; GRANDPARENTS, DAVID &  BETTY WISE; SIBLING, FRED STEPTOE; AND GRANDDAUGHTER, RENEA CROCKER
 

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Charles Darwin Dennis


 

Mr. Charles Darwin Dennis, age 48, of Richmond, Texas.  Mr. Dennis passed away on October 12, 2017 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00 Noon
China Chapel Baptist Church
Interment: Redland Cemetery
Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating
Rev. Jacques Denkine, Eulogist
 
VISITATION
Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
3 Sons Julien Dennis of Stafford, Texas
Caleb Dennis of Stafford, Texas
Nickolas Dennis of Pearland, Texas
 
Step Daughter Brittany Jones of Stafford, Texas
 
Parents Claudette Baul of Richmond, Texas
Charles E. Dennis (Pamala) of Houston, Texas 
 
2 Sisters Dorinda Dennis of Mansfield, Texas
Sonya Baul of Houston, Texas
 
5 Brothers Dameon Dennis of Houston, Texas
Colwin Dennis (Latonia) of Grand Prairie, Texas
Dietrich Dennis of Houston, Texas
Barry Baul (Gwen) of Houston, Texas
Alfred Montgomery of Humble, Texas 
 
Special Friend Paula Teagle of Desoto, Texas
 
As well as a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
 

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Austin Underbrink


 

Austin Underbrink, 23, of Timpson, passed away on October 15, 2017. He was born on April 9, 1994 in Center, Texas to Barrett Underbrink and Tammy Redmon. Funeral services for Austin will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery.
 
A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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Judy Ann Peltier


 

Mrs. Judy Ann Peltier, age 76, of Houston, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, in Sugarland. 
 
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, in the Macune Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Burl McBride officiating.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church, located at  FM 705 South at CR 315, San Augustine County, Texas. 75972.  Burial will follow in the Macune Cemetery adjacent to the Church.
 
Judy was born January 29, 1941, in Angleton, Texas, to the late Erlene (Henry) Clegg and Gordon Riley Clegg. She graduated from Angleton High School in 1958.  She met and later married Charles Patrick Peltier at the Iowa Colony Dance Hall in 1961, and had 40 years of matrimony until his death in January of 2000.  She worked for a few different financial firms in downtown Houston including Drexal and Smith Barney eventually ending up at the gallery tower until she retired at the age of 50.  She was very active in gardening, and had a wonderful green thumb, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
 
She is survived by, Sons, Tommy Wayne Peltier and his wife, Kelley of Houston and Patrick Duane Peltier and his wife, Karen of Houston; Her beloved grandchildren, Alexis, Victoria, and Lauren, Alycia, Randy and April; loved her girls, "poodle dogs"; Step-sisters, Jeanette Clegg Brown; Cindy Clegg Gilliam and Shelly Clegg Pelton; Step-brothers, Lloyd Clegg and Jimmy Clegg; Sister-in-law, Katie Clegg; along with numerous other nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Patrick Peltier; Her parents, Gordon and Erlene Clegg; Son, David Scott Peltier; Sister, Lynda Cox, and Brother, Billy Wayne Clegg.
 
Pallbearers will include, Tommy Peltier, Pat Peltier, Connor Clegg, Jason Blaylock, Kyler Kirkpatrick and Lloyd Clegg.  Serving as Honorary will be Jimmy Clegg.
Online obituary and condolences may be posted at Home | Welcome to Wyman Roberts Funeral Home serving San Augustine
 

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Hildred Dempsey


 

Hildred was born and raised in Timpson, Texas.  She graduated from Timpson High School and attended Stephen F Austin University.  She worked for Southwestern Bell in Houston. She met the love of her life, Joseph John Dempsey, Sr. in Houston, Texas. They married three short months later on October 11, 1945. The two spent over 32 years together before his passing in 1977. After Joe’s passing, Hildred worked for 16 years at the Center Post Office.
 
Hildred is preceded in death by her beloved husband Joe; her parents, Arthur and Jewell Thornton; son, Joseph John Dempsey, Jr.; and sister, Audrey King. 
 
She is survived by her son, Thomas Dempsey and fiancé, Deanna Banks of Lafayette, Louisiana; daughters, Mary Gordon and husband, Jeff of Friendswood, Texas, Cathy Peters of Missouri City, Texas, Susan Roderick and husband, Homer of Joshua, Texas, Colleen Dickerson and husband, Mason of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Maureen Hunt and husband, Dannie of Timpson, Texas; brother, Ross Thornton and wife, Betty of Timpson, Texas; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Hildred adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Hildred was a peacemaker, never spoke an unkind word, and always found something special in everyone.  She was a shining example of Christ-like attributes.  She found great joy spending time in her flower gardens, working in the yard, wading on the beach, and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren, whom she lived for each day. 
 
Pallbearers for Mrs. Dempsey’s service will be Andrew Gordon, Michael Gordon, Adam Roderick, Tom Roderick, David Roderick and Joseph Hunt.
 
Honorary pallbearers are John Angenend and James Allen Sapp.
 

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Melvin Beard


 
Melvin Beard, 84, of Garrison, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, in Garrison.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Rick Anderson officiating.
 
Melvin was born October 22, 1932, to Carl Beard and Georgia Stokes Beard.  He was born and raised in Garrison, where he lived most of his life.  Melvin served in the United States Air Force and later served as the local pharmacist in Garrison and Timpson for over forty years.  He loved “taking care” of everyone.  Melvin loved his family, grandchildren and his wife, Joan, whom he remained close to until his death.  He also loved hunting, fishing reading and spending time with his lifelong friends.  Melvin was loved and will be greatly missed.  He was a member of First Methodist Church in Garrison.
 
He is survived by
Ex-Wife: Joan Beard
 
Sons:
Mitch Beard
Kerry Beard and wife, Terry
Clay Beard and wife, Tammy
 
Grandchildren:
Mallory Beard
Maggie Beard
Micah Beard
Macen Beard
CJ Beard
Shelby Richey and husband, Grant
Sarah Beard
 
Nephew: Gerald Humphreys
 
Nieces:
Rhenda Addison
Stephani Curbow
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Carl Beard and Georgia Stokes Beard
Sister: Louise Beard Humphreys McCollister
Brothers: Devant Beard, James Beard
Granddaughter: Kristian Beard
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made payable to Cold Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Cold Springs Baptist Church, PO Box 726, Garrison, Texas 75946.  
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.
 

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Charles Henry Haley


 

 
Mr. Charles Henry Haley 71 of Nacogdoches passed away Wednesday at his Residence in Nacogdoches.  Visitation will be on Friday night 6-8 pm. at the Community Funeral Home in Center.  Services will take place on Saturday at 11 am. at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center.  Reverend Stephen Pinkney will be officiating and his burial will take place at the Carron Cemetery in Shelbyville.  
 
He is survived by:  
 
His Wife Jackie Haley of Nacogdoches   
 
4 Sons:  Kevin Haley, David Haley, Jeffery Haley, Joey Haley all of Nacogdoches
 
1 Stepdaughter: LaShondra McCollister of Nacogdoches
 
1 Stepson: Tarance Swindle of Nacogdoches
 
1 Sister: Diann Haley Kolb of Nacogdoches
 
1 Brother: Glen Haley of Nacogdoches
 
Mother-in-law: Polley Garrett of Nacogdoches
 
14 Grandchildren
 
4 Great grandchildren 
 

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Buford Burt Weaver


 
Buford Bert Weaver, 77, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Joe Walker officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center
 
Mr. Weaver was born January 17, 1940, to Jay Elmer Weaver and Mary Maurine Koonce Weaver.  He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.  Mr. Weaver was very active in Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.
 
 
 
 
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife: Sue Weaver
 
Children:
Larry Weaver and wife, Pam
Denise Owens and husband, Pete
 
Grandchildren:
Lindsey Morris
Kolby Owens
Kelsey Owens
Karson Owens
Kamden Owens
 
Great Grandchildren:
Chesney Davis
Clint Davis
Tennyson Morris
Gentry Owens
 
Preceded in death by
Grandson: Clint Weaver
Parents: B.D. Koonce and Mary Maurine Koonce Weaver
 
Pallbearers will be Kolby Owens, Karson Owens, Kamden Owens, Wayne Hendricks, Chad Hughes and Terry Walton.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Robert "Robbie" Alford


 

Robert “Robbie” Alford, 52, of Center, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017, in Center.
 
Mr. Alford’s wishes were to be cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Mr. Alford was born September 25, 1965, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Robert L. Alford and Freda Place Alford.  He enjoyed video games and watching television.  Mr. Alford was a member of Addai Caddo Indian Tribe.
 
He is survived by
Ex-Wife: Gail Christmas Lucas
 
Sons:
Kevin Lucas
Cameron Lucas
Michael Alford
 
Mother: Freda Alford
 
Sister: Tonya Hernandez
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Robert L. Alford
Brothers: Joseph Alford, David Alford
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Marie Byrd Fleming


 

 
Marie Byrd Fleming, 87, a lifelong resident of Byrd Town, Texas, departed this life and passed on to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  
 
Graveside service will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas, on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Jim Moss officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
She was born on February 13, 1930, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Warren Byrd. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.
 
She is survived by
Brother: James Byrd of Nederland
 
Sister-in-law: Francis Byrd
 
Children:
Johnny Fleming Sr. and wife, Judy, of Shelbyville
Jerrell Fleming and wife, Sharon, of Center
James Melvin Fleming of Shelbyville
 
Grandchildren:
Johnny Fleming Jr. and wife, Alana, of Shelbyville
Jerremy Fleming and wife, Joy, of Center
Jeret Fleming and wife, Jennifer, of Shelbyville
Cody Fleming of Shelbyville
 
A host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends
 
She is preceded in death by
Husband: Melvin Fleming
Brother: Earl Ray Byrd
Brother: J.W. “Buddy” Byrd
Grandson: Chad Fleming
 
Pallbearers will be Johnny Fleming Jr., Jerremy Fleming, Jeret Fleming, Cody Fleming, Mike Byrd and Christopher Fleming.  Honorary pallbearers will be Emma Jean Dock Johnson and Robert Johnson.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Patty Mitchell Harvey


 

Patty Mitchell Harvey, age 62, passed from this life Friday morning, October 6, 2017, in San Augustine County, Texas.  She was born to Monia Wynell (Bateman) and James Buchannan Mitchell on May 14, 1955, in Dallas, Texas.
 
Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, in the Haven of Memories Memorial Park, 27532 State Highway 64, Canton, Texas  75103.Patty worked in the insurance industry in medical billing, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memories include, Her husband, Bob Ozee of San Augustine; Daughters, Tracy Peevey and her husband, Ronnie of Justin and Rebekkah Lee Southerland of Sherman; Sons, Travis Austin Harvey of Addison; James William Fory and his wife, Brandy of Weatherford; Brothers, Rich Mitchell and his wife, Rhonda of Dallas and Buddy Mitchell and his wife, Lori of Dallas; 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Monia and James B. Mitchell.
 
Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

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Christine Watts


 

Mrs. Christine Watts, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Watts passed away on October 08, 2017 CHI St Luke Hospital in San Augustine, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:00 a.m.
True Vine Baptist Church
Interment: Redland Cemetery
Rev. S. J. Clark, Officiating
 
VISITATION
Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
2 Sons Robert Sirell Watts (Cheryl Lynn) of San Augustine, Texas
Christopher Watts (Carshundra) of Dallas, Texas
 
2 Daughter LaTonya Brooks of San Augustine, Texas
Lycinda Watts of San Augustine, Texas
 
10 Grandchildren             5 Great Grandchildren
 
2 Brothers Tommy Holman of Diboll, Texas
Walter Holman (Donna) of Houston, Texas
 
6 Sisters Thelma Taylor of Huntsville
Ira Nell Holman of Houston, Texas
Rose Mary Haynes (Nathan) of Houston, Texas
Polley Sue Benson (Rev. C. B.) of Conrow, Texas
Bennie Marie Fountain of San Augustine, Texas
Alisha Polk of San Augustine, Texas
 
Special Sister-in-law Edwina Clifton (Verlon) of San Augustine, Texas
 
As well as a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Albert Richardson Jr.


 

Mr. Albert Richardson Jr. of San Augustine passed away September 29th in Nacogdoches.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday 10th at 10:30 a.m. at Wyman Roberts Chapel with Artis Mosby officiating. 

 

83 Mr. Albert Richardson Jr. is survived by:  All of the staff and residents of the Greens House of Care in San Augustine and his special friend, Kay Barnes.  

 

 

 

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Barbara Gene Surette


 

Barbara Gene Surette, 67, of Houston, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017, in Houston.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Surette was born November 1, 1949, in Houston, to Jesse Leon Dockens and Juanita Mills Dockens.  She enjoyed trail riding and taking care of her horses.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Clayton Adams of Houston
 
Sisters:
Dixie Dockens
Debbie Dockens
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Jesse Leon Dockens and Juanita Mills Dockens
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Arnold Jay Frazier


 

Arnold Jay Frazier, 73, of Center, passed away August 26, 2017, in Center.
 
Jay’s wishes were to be cremated and the family will have a military honors graveside service on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Center.
 
Arnold was born July 23, 1944, in Houston, to Julius Pete Frazier and Thelma Louise Branch.  Jay was a contractor in Shelby County for over 25 years.  He was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam Conflict.
 
He is survived by:
 
Son: A.J. Frazier, Jr. of New Caney
 
Daughter: Tina Frazier of Houston
 
Step Children: 
Robert Ellis of Center
Sondra Ellis of Houston
Brandi Garza of Center
 
Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Step Grandchildren
 
Sister: Judy Thompson of Palestine
 
Brothers:
Billy Parker of Buffalo
David Parker of Houston
 
Ex-Wife: Pamela Frazier of Center
 
Numerous other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Julius Pete Frazier and Thelma Louise Branch Frazier
Brother: Robert Frazier
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Richard Earl Jones


 
Richard Earl Jones, Sr., 82, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in Garrison.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery in Rusk County.
 
Mr. Jones was born November 16, 1934, in Covington, Kentucky, to James Earl Jones and Inda Sue Whitley Jones.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Emma Jones of Garrison
 
Children:
Sheralen Pollard and husband, Dickie of LaPorte
Richard Earl Jones, Jr. and wife, Christine, of Nacogdoches
James Jones (late wife, Sherry) and Cindy of Lufkin
Timothy Jones and wife, Tonya, of LaPorte
Christopher Jones and wife, Carol, of Mt. Enterprise
 
Grandchildren:
Kandi Zacker
David Pollard
Joshua Jones
Crystal Jones
Shawn Jones
Stacy Jones
Collin Jones
Hunter Jones
Cameron Jones
Jennifer Pirtle
Christopher Jones II
Stephanie Whitlow
 
18 Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Johnny Jones of Cleveland
Carolyn Bell of Magnolia
Eileen Fisher of Houston
Russell Jones of Houston
Allison Jones of Houston
Laura Jones of Houston
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: James Earl Jones and Inda Sue Whitley Jones
Brother: Charles Jones
Nephew: Charlie Jones
 
Pallbearers will be David Pollard, Joshua Jones, Shawn Jones, Collin Jones, Hunter Jones, Cameron Jones, Chris Jones II and Chase Julian.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
 
 
 

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Sharon Kay Hunt


 

 
NAME:       MISS SHARON KAY HUNT                                        AGE:      56     
 
ADDRESS:     LUFKIN, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    10/05/2017, LUFKIN, TEXAS  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     12/25/1960, MT. PLEASANT, TEXAS       
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    SATURDAY, 10/07/2017, 1:00 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   FRIDAY, 10/06/2017, 5-8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL      
 
OFFICIATING:     
 
BURIAL:     ATTOYAC CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
FATHER:     DEWEY HUNT                 MOTHER:  MARY ROGERS HUNT            
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  LIFETIME DISABILITY  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    BAPTIST  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
FATHER:  DEWEY HUNT OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SISTER:  TRACEY SOUTH & HUSBAND BARRY OF TERRELL
AUNT:  LEE WALPOLE OF DALLAS
NIECE:  BRITTANY WALTON & HUSBAND CODY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
NEPHEW:  SHEA SOUTH OF TERRELL
GREAT-NIECES:  COLEY WALTON, BRILEY WALTON
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER MOTHER, MARY HUNT  
 
 

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G.W. Strong


George Washington “G.W.” Strong, 81, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
 
G.W. was born February 22, 1936, in Huxley, to Virgil Calhoun Strong and Fleta Fleming Strong.  He worked in the poultry industry for over 52 years, being involved in egg production, poultry farming, laying hens/broilers and working catching crews. He also owned a gas station.  G.W. raised hogs and enjoyed working with a variety of horse breeds.  He sold race horses in Germany, Venezuela, Canada, Old Mexico, as well as all over the United States.  He did everything!  Above all, his most enjoyable moments were those spent with his family and friends.  G.W. was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Center.
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife of 62 years: Bettie Strong of Center
 
Children:
Mark Strong and wife, Tracey, of Joaquin
Elizabeth Edge of Austin
Susan Logsdon and husband, Norman, of Bryan
 
Grandchildren:
Jennifer McCall and husband, Dwight
Anthony Strong and wife, Karis
Jodi Sigler and husband, Michael
Nathan Edge
Natalie Aguilar and husband, Tony
Landon Logsdon
Ashton Logsdon and wife, Ami
 
Great Grandchildren:
Malachi Aguilar
Elijah Aguilar
Brady Sigler
Maddox Strong
Ingrid McCall
Jameson McCall
 
Sister: Lottie Hammett
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Virgil Calhoun Strong and Fleta Fleming Strong
Brothers and Sisters: Irene Mayfield, Mildred Wooten, Elzine Strong, Estelene Hill, Billy Strong, Louise Pickering, and Mozelle Requardt.
 
Pallbearers will be Terry Allen, Tony Willoughby, Larry Mayfield, Keith Fincher, Mike Pickering, Arthur Hill, Lewis Ross and Danny Oswalt.  Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Stone, Keith Link, Mike Ward, Jim Ward, John Fincher, Waylon Hughes and Jack Forbes.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Mike Middleton


 
Martin Michael “Mike” Middleton was a 5th generation Shelby Countian born at the Sanitorium in Center, Texas on February 13, 1947.  He passed away on October 3, 2017 in Boerne, Texas following a 10-month battle with melanoma.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mike grew up in Shelby County and graduated from Center High School in 1965.  He started working at an early age, including driving the Center band bus. Mike took over his family’s feed mill and poultry business at the age of 16 after his own father passed away.  He remained active in the chicken farming and cattle ranching business for much of his life, but Mike’s primary career was devoted to trucking.  He grew the family business which shipped 3 daily loads of chickens from Center to Seguin into a dedicated trucking company based out of Center.  By the time he semi-retired, Mike was president of Middleton Transportation Company / Lisa Motor Lines, a company that operated several hundred trucks out of Fort Worth and focused on delivering fresh produce and many other food products between producers and grocers across the US, Canada, and Mexico.  Even after retirement, Mike helped his sons run several other trucking companies until 2011.
 
Mike will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, proud father of 4 boys, and a grandfather that adored his 5 granddaughters and grandson.  He was a loyal friend to many, and a respected businessman and employer.  Mike was a generous philanthropist and went above and beyond to assist family, employees, and complete strangers in need.  In his personal life and his business, Mike was a man of integrity, and his word was his bond.  On the outside, he embodied the tough, rugged Texan ideal, but on the inside he had a large and generous heart and earned the love and respect of many people during his 70 years.  
 
He is survived by
Wife: Brenda Williams Middleton
 
Sons: Martin, Michael, Mark, and Matt
 
Sister: Alice Joy Canales
 
Brother: Verner Wayne Middleton
 
Grandchildren: Michaela, Courtney, Breanna, Hannah, Maci, and Micah 
 
Dog: Benji
 
Preceded by: Parents Martin McCoy Middleton and Shirley Booth Middleton
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Healthwell Foundation – an organization dedicated to assisting those unable to afford lifesaving medications for chronic illnesses.
http://www.healthwellfoundation.org/ 
Phone: (800) 675-8416
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Charles Wayne Boozier


 

Charles Wayne Boozier, 69, of Houston, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017, at his residence.
 
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Boozier was born April 23, 1948, in Shelbyville, to Ella Borders.  He served in the United States Army.  Mr. Boozier loved riding his motorcycle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife: Theresa Anne Boozier of Houston
 
Daughters:
Lisa Renee Cantu and husband, Edbert, of Houston
Amanda Michelle Boozier of Nederland
 
Grandchildren:
Edbert Cantu, Jr.
Halie Leyann Bear
Marcos Alejandro Cantu
Christina Papp
Christian Wayne Cantu
Trinity Papp
Elisabeth Cantu
 
Sister: Barbara Whitten of Houston
 
Preceded in death by
Mother: Ella Allen
Sisters: Mary Graves, Joyce Gatton, Marie Hopson, Jean Kendrick
Brothers: Ivis Lee Graves, Mahon Graves
 
Pallbearers will be Edbert Cantu Jr., Marcos Cantu, Christian Cantu, Jason Molina, Billy Wayne Umfrid and Howard Dye.  Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Gatton.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Roy Lee Hearne Jr.


 

Roy Lee Hearne, Jr., 72, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017, in Center.
 
Mr. Hearne’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Mr. Hearne was born November 19, 1944, in Marshall, to Roy Lee Hearne Sr. and Ion Vine Hearne.  
 
Among his survivors is his wife, Ellen Hearne, of Center.
 
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Aillene Roberson


 

Aillene Roberson, more commonly known as Mrs. Jack Roberson, passed from this life into the waiting arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, in Longview, TX.
 
Born Gladys Aillene Samford on February 10, 1927, in Paxton, Shelby County, Texas, she was the daughter of Rogers Ben and Eula Cammack Samford. She graduated from Tenaha High School in 1944, and then finished her freshman year of college at SFA in May of 1945.  Aillene married Jack Norris Roberson on July 8, 1945, in Tenaha and they began a 57 year journey that would produce 4 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. 
 
Preceding her in death was her husband, Coach Jack Roberson, her parents, one brother, Rogers Burke Samford, one daughter-in-law, Patti Roberson,  her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. HG Roberson,  brother-in –law, Chuck Roberson, and sister-in-law Mildred Roberson.  
 
Surviving Aillene are brother, Thomas Fred Samford and wife JoAnn of Longview; brother-in-law, Charles and wife Van of Clear Lake City; sons, Steve Roberson and wife Jerrilyne of Longview,  Ken Roberson of Stamford, Ric Roberson and wife Sue Ann of Coppell, and Ron Roberson and wife Susie of Spring; grandchildren, Mark Roberson and wife Stephanie J. of Carthage, Ben Roberson and wife Kristi of Longview, Stephanie Cabra and husband Juan of Kingwood, Sydney White and husband of Jason of Abilene, Amanda Powell and husband Ben of Austin, Caroline Roberson of Denton, Rhett Roberson of Houston, and Abby Roberson of Houston; and great grandchildren, Emily Roberson of Nacogdoches, Hannah Roberson of Carthage, Caleb Roberson of Longview, Wesley and Morgan Cabra of Kingwood, and Connor White of Abilene. Aillene is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
 
Jack and Aillene moved from Tenaha to Carthage in 1951, as Jack took a coaching and teaching position at Carthage High School. Aillene learned to love sports as she was the only female in a house full of boys. She was an excellent homemaker, wife, and mother. She was a selfless person always wanting to help someone else.
 
After taking an 18 year time out to raise 4 boys, Aillene returned to college in 1963, completed her sophomore year at Panola College, and then graduated with a BA from SFA in 1965, 20 years after she had begun college.  She majored in Homemaking with a minor in Art, and said that with her experience raising 4 boys, she could have taught some of the college courses she took. She was skilled as a seamstress, and as a chef deluxe, at least in the eyes of those she was dressing and feeding on a daily basis. 
 
Aillene taught Home Economics at Carthage High School for 20 years and enjoyed every minute of it. She loved her students and said she couldn’t believe she was getting paid to do something she loved so much. Jack and Aillene were excellent money managers to provide for their family and put 4 boys through college without even one student loan. Of course, the boys were taught to work, were expected to work, and were led by example. Jack taught his boys that work was honorable and that laziness was a sin.
 
Aillene was a very positive person and always exhibited a positive attitude. When cancer came into her life in 1971, she faced it head on and by God’s grace, she fought and defeated it, being declared cancer free in 1976. She was a survivor, but she had to live with the scars left from the battle for the rest of her life. She never complained and was an inspiration to all who knew her.
She loved her family and was especially proud of her “daughters”. Since she had no girls of her own, she really embraced her sons’ wives as her own daughters. She loved them so! And when the grandchildren came along, they were the cutest and smartest ever, at least according to “Grandmother”. The only kids that could compare with her grandchildren were her great grandchildren.
 
She was a strong Christian lady who introduced all her children and many of her students and friends to Jesus Christ. She was a member of Central Baptist Church from 1951, until her death in 2017.  She taught several ladies Sunday school classes and was a proud member of the Silver Tones Choir and the Silver Strummers. 
 
Aillene Roberson loved people and they loved her back. She was always there lending a helping hand or providing a meal for someone in need. When Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, she took not 1, but 2 families into her home for over a month. She had a big heart.
Special thanks to the staff at Hawkins Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care in Longview for their special care these past 10 years. Also, we thank Heart’s Way Hospice for their special care these last 8 months.
 
Heaven must be just a little sweeter place now that Aillene is there, celebrating her homecoming reunion with all her loved ones that have gone home before her. We love you, Mother, and will look forward to seeing you whole again in heaven! 
 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Ramah Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be made in Aillene’s memory to Heart’s Way Hospice, 4351 McCann Rd., Longview, TX 75605 or Central Baptist Church, 220 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.

 

 

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Mr. C.R. Red Sharpton


 

NAME:    MR. C.R. 'RED' SHARPTON                 AGE:     91 
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS    
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:     09/28/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      07/19/1926, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:    MONDAY, 10/02/2017, 2:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:     WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:      SUNDAY, 10/01/2017, 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:     WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
  
OFFICIATING:   BRO. CLIFF DURHAM, BRO. SKIPPER EBERLAN
 
BURIAL:   OLD SALEM CEMETERY, SHELBY COUNTY
 
FATHER:   SEABE SHARPTON                 MOTHER:   ARPIE STEWART SHARPTON  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    ELECTRICAL LINE CONSTRUCTION; BAPTIST MINISTER, PASTORING
                                 MT. HOREB MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH FOR 20 YEARS
 
ORGANIZATIONS:    IBEW (70 YEARS)
 
SURVIVED BY:     
WIFE OF 71 YEARS:  VELMA JANE SHARPTON OF SAN AUGUSTINE
DAUGHTERS:  SHERRIE JACKS OF GLADEWATER; SHARON CASSADY & GARY OF LITIZ,     
      PA.; LORIE MENDENHALL & DENNIS OF WOOSTER, OHIO
 SONS:  CHARLES "CHUCK" SHARPTON JR. & CONNIE OF RITTMAN, OHIO; BILL    
      SHARPTON & HOLLY OF POWDER SPRINGS, GA.
18 GRANDCHILDREN; 25 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; 2 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, SEABE & ARPIE SHARPTON; BROTHERS, BILLIE AND TOMMIE SHARPTON; SON-IN-LAW, KENNETH JACKS; GREAT-GRANDSON, KANAAN SHARPTON; NIECE, PRICILLA SHARPTON
 

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