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Charles "Eleck" Kilcrease


NAME MR. CHARLES "ELECK" KILCREASE AGE: 80

 

ADDRESS: SAN AUGUSITNE, TEXAS

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: 12/27/2017, RESIDENCE, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY

 

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : 08/16/1937, HEMPHILL, TEXAS

 

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE; FRIDAY, 12/29/2017, 3:00 P.M.

 

PLACE OF SERVICE: WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: FRIDAY, 12/29/2017, 12-3:00 P.M.

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE

 

OFFICIATING: BRO. CLIFF DURHAM, BRO. FRANK HOLRATH

 

BURIAL: LIBERTY HILL MEMORIAL GARDEN, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS

 

FATHER: HOWARD KILCREASE MOTHER: WILLIE MAE PEVETO KILCREASE

 

OCCUPATION: TRUCKDRIVER FOR TEMPLE & G.D. EDGAR CO.; BOILERMAKER FOR CHICAGO

BRIDGE & IRON WORKS & WILSON & STRICKLAND CO.

 

CHURCH AFFILIATION: ROSEVINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

 

SURVIVED BY:

WIFE: LINDA KINGSLEY KILCREASE OF SAN AUGUSTINE

DAUGHTERS: SHEILA PONDER OF SAN AUGUSTINE

SHARON BRITTAIN & HUSBAND TRAVIS OF TENEHA

GRANDCHILDREN: MISTY EVANS; CHRISTI & CHAD MILLER; MARSHA KAYE GAGE; JAMEY &

COURTNEY BRITTAIN; CHARLEY BRITTAIN

9 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, 1 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER

SISTER & BROTHER-IN-LAW: JOYCE & J.O. DAVIS OF PINELAND

BROTHER-IN-LAW: BUSTER KINGSLEY & WIFE MOZELLE OF BROADDUS

NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS, & OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

 

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, HOWARD & WILLIE MAE KILCREASE; BROTHERS,

J.W., JACK & TOM KILLCREASE; SISTERS, RUTH JONES, LYDIE HORTON, & MAGGIE DEARMAN

 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of

WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME

316 W.COLUMBIA SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS PHONE #936-275-2311

FAX # 936-275-0034

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Irene Meurer


NEWS RELEASE: December 28, 2017

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Irene Meurer

 

Irene Meurer, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in Center.

 

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

 

Mrs. Meurer was born March 28, 1928, in Ft. Worth, to Joseph Hank Smith and Opal Irene Moorehead Smith. She was of the Baptist faith.

 

She is survived by

Children:

Frances Sprouse of Austin

Mary Watts of Palestine

Carolyn Glasscock of Tyler

Betty Davis of Joaquin

Patsy Meurer of Tyler

James Meurer of Palestine

 

Grandchildren:

Delvin

Billy

James

Kathy

Jearl

Danny

Rebecca

Kelly

Misty

Crystal

Kim

Chasity

Michael

James

Joe

 

A number of great grandchildren

 

Preceded in death by

Daughter: Janette Miles

Parents: Joseph Hank Smith and Opal Irene Moorehead Smith

2 Sisters

2 Brothers

 

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Lillian Coulter Ball


NAME MRS. LILLIAN COULTER BALL AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: 12/26/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS

 

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : 05/05/1924, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS

 

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE; SATURDAY, 01/06/2018, 2:00 P.M.

 

PLACE OF SERVICE: WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, SAN AUGUSTINE

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: FRIDAY, 01/05/2018, 5 - 7 P.M.

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, SAN AUGUSTINE

 

OFFICIATING:

 

BURIAL:

 

FATHER: AMOS COULTER MOTHER: LILLIE FUSSELL COULTER

 

OCCUPATION: BEAUTICIAN, HOMEMAKER, WORKED FOR DEEP EAST TEXAS COUNCIL OF

GOVERNMENT

 

CHURCH AFFILIATION: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, LATER THE MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH

 

ORGANIZATIONS: PREVIOUS MEMBER OF THE SAN AUGUSTINE GARDEN CLUB

 

SURVIVED BY:

SON: JOHN COULTER BALL & WIFE PAULETTE OF HONOLULU, HI.

DAUGHTERS: LINDA GIFFORD & HUSBAND KEN OF ROSEMARY BEACH, FL.

CATHLEEN CHANNEL & HUSBAND NAY SMITH, JR. OF SAN AUGUSTINE

GRANDCHILDREN: 8 GRANDCHILDREN, 17 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

NEPHEW: VERNON PARTIN

NIECE: NANCY FURST

AND MANY LIFELONG FRIENDS

 

SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, AMOS & LILLIE COULTER; HUSBAND, OMER E. (TONY) BALL; BROTHER, RAYFORD COULTER; AND SISTER, MOLLY SUE CARROLL.

 

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE SENT TO THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION AT ALZ.ORG

 

 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of

WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME

316 W.COLUMBIA SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS PHONE #936-275-2311

FAX # 936-275-0034

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Joe McCary


Joe Arthur McCary, 93, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on December 26, 2017 in Center. He was born on December 3, 1924 in Shelby County to John and Sarah Chambliss then lovingly adopted by John French McCary and Alice Huntington McCary. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Risinger and Bro. Son Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery.

 

A visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.

 

After serving in the United States Army in World War II, Joe moved to Houston working for the City of Houston water department while also owning and operating McCary Furniture and Appliance. After retiring, he came back to East Texas and settled here with his family. He was one of the hardest working men around. He was the owner of Patroon Concrete and took great pride in his work. Joe was also a lover of people and people loved him equally in return. He enjoyed visiting with anyone that wanted to take the time to talk. On any day of the week, you could stop by and find Joe in the front porch swing or walking in the pasture. Those peaceful moments outdoors were some of his favorite. Baby and Bitty, his sweet feline friends, were sure to be close to his side. Joe was known for being a great craftsman, and he loved traveling to flea markets to sell his creations, especially his swings. Joe was a good provider for his family and made sure they had whatever they needed.

 

Joe is survived by his daughters, Barbara Risinger and husband, James of Goober Hill, Ruthie Folsom and husband, Wayne of Center, and Rhonda McSwain of Center; step-sons, Johnnie Ponder and wife, Flordelis of Rockwall, Clifford Ponder of Dallas, and Tom Ponder and wife, Delicia of Lewisville; grandchildren, Mark Jackson, David Jackson and wife, Christy, Cody Folsom, Casie Windham and husband, Landon, Ashton Askew and husband, John, Roscoe McSwain, Jr. and wife, Ronna, Bryan Ponder, Michael Ponder and Kristina Petralia; great-grandchildren, Lane and Madison Jackson, Dawson and Ethan Jackson, Allie Windham, Annistyn McSwain, Lemley Folsom and John Camden Askew; and special friend, Maggie Hudson and her granddaughter, Liberty.

 

He is preceded in death by his wives, Martha Luman McCary and Mildred Chandler McCary; parents, John and Alice McCary; and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Mark Jackson, Lane Jackson, Landon Windham, John Askew, Cody Folsom, and David Jackson.

 

Honorary pallbearers are Dawson Jackson, Ethan Jackson, Kenneth Hardy, Jimmy Strong, Johnny Covington, and Paul Birdwell.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Rather Cemetery. The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

 

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Donald Francis (Don) Schmutz


 

 

Donald Francis (Don) Schmutz, age 83 of Center, Texas passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Overton Brooks VA Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, succumbing to his battle with cancer. Don and Judy moved to Center, Texas in 1967 where Don was a very successful businessman. He raised a family in Shelby County where all of his children graduated from both Center and Shelbyville High Schools. Don and Judy semi-retired in 1989 and moved to West Yellowstone, Montana, working in the restaurant food service industry for 10 years before returning to Shelby County.
 
Don was born to John and Enda (Christenson) Schmutz on December 29, 1933 in Peoria, Illinois. Don married Judith Ann (Judy) Van Dusen on June 5, 1957 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this summer. Don is survived by his sons Randy (wife Amber); Ricky (wife Grace), Rodney (wife Michelle) and Cassidy (wife Nana); his grandchildren Cade, Conner & Calli (Randy & Amber); Patrick and Sarah (Rodney & Michelle); Ryan & Sophia (Cassidy & Nana); Amber Luzko (Rhonda); his great grandchildren Annabelle and Katya (Amber Luzko). Don is also survived by his sister Mary Lou Meis from Peoria, Illinois and many wonderful nephews and nieces. Don was preceded in death by his daughter Rhonda, his parents, John and Edna Schmutz, his brother Jim Schmutz and his sisters Vivian Litterest, Elaine Skaggs, Dorothy Drieth, Beverly Christensen.
 
Don served his country as a veteran of the United States Navy from 1951 to 1954 and was honorably discharged with the rank of 3rd Class Signalman. While serving in the Navy, Don attended the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
 
Pallbearers will be members of the Knights of Columbus. Honorary Pallbearers will be his lifelong friend Bill Jones and his grandsons, Patrick Schmutz, Cade Schmutz and Conner Schmutz and Tommy Hughes and Tim Wulf.
 
Visitation will be Thursday, December 28th from 5pm to 7pm at Watson & Sons Funeral Home located at 1554 TX Hwy 7 in Center, Texas. Funeral will be Friday, December 29th at 10am at the St. Therese Catholic Church located at 717 FM 2974 in Center, Texas. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
 

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Azzie Blake


 
Mrs. Azzie Blake, age 99, of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Blake passed away on December 25, 2017 at Hughley Nursing and Rehab Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
 
 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
 
 
Saturday, January 6, 2018
 
1:00 p.m.
 
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
 
Internment: Greer Cemetery
 
Rev. A. L. Horton, officiating
 
 
 
VISITATION
 
 
 
Friday, January 5, 2018
 
12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
Garner and Son Mortuary Chapel
 
 
 
SURVIVORS
 
 
 
2 Sons Matthew Blake (Jean) of Fort Worth, Texas
 
Gregory Wayne Titus Sr. of San Augustine, Texas
 
 
 
6 Grand Children 18 Great Grandchildren 16 Great-Great Grandchildren
 
 
 
 
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Mary Anna Menefee


 
 
Mary Anna Menefee, cherished daughter, faithful friend and one of God’s special children died at Briarcliff in Carthage, Texas on December 22nd, 2017 at the age of 65.
 
On June 13, 1952 a long awaited child, a daughter, was born to Richard and Vivian Menefee in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Mary Anna lived her entire life in Center, Texas and was blessed with so many who loved her.  The Methodist Church was a cornerstone of her life and, as her health permitted, she rarely missed a Sunday.  She and her mother kept the church nursery for over 30 years.  In addition to God, family and friends, Mary Anna loved music.  Countless hours were spent listening to everything from rock-n-roll, country, gospel and KDET selections of the day.
 
Always ready with a compliment or a gracious thank you on any occasion, her life was a testimony to honesty and sincere love for her fellow man.  Truly, those who knew her loved her!
 
Mary Anna was preceded in death by her devoted parents, Richard & Vivian Menefee.  She is survived by so many who loved her and were blessed to have shared her life.
 
The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the precious folks who so lovingly cared for her these past years.  What joy each of you brought to her each day, and what began as employment moved into friendship and devotion. Words cannot express our appreciation for your care and kindness to our loved one.
 
The Celebration of Life will be held at First Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street in Center, Texas on Saturday, December 30th.  Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 am with the service immediately following.  Arrangements are made with Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church in Center or a charity of your choice.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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William M. "Bill" Raborn


 
 
 
William M. “Bill” Raborn, 90, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on December 25, 2017 in Houston. He was born on April 25, 1927 in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery. 
 
 
 
 
A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
 
After high school, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force to honorably serve his country. His time in the military left him with many stories to tell and pass down later in his life to his friends and loved ones. He loved to tell those stories of days gone by. Bill eventually settled with his family in East Texas where he worked for Timpson ISD in the maintenance department and as a bus driver for a number of years until his retirement. Bill was a family man. He loved his grandkids beyond words and treasured the moments he was able to spend with them. He also enjoyed hunting, air planes, Nascar and most especially, his dogs. Bill was a character to remember. Everyone he met enjoyed his company and his storytelling. It always seemed like Bill knew a little bit of everything. He was a truly beautiful soul that will be missed dearly.
William is survived by son, Wendell Raborn and wife, Elisa of Lafayette, Louisiana; daughter, Marcella Kemzuro and husband, Chuck of Lafayette, Louisiana; step-sons, Billy Collier and wife, Susan of Cleveland and Jimmy Collier and wife, Doris of Cleveland; brother, Smiley Raborn of Canada; sister, Marie Raborn; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
 
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Johnnie Raborn; brothers, E.C. Raborn and Emeal Raborn; and two grandchildren, Dusty Collier and Andrew Raborn. 
Pallbearers will be members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 

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Sally Odell Shofner Sample


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sally Odell Shofner Sample, 86, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on December 26, 2017 in Center. She was born on February 23, 1931 in Shelbyville. Funeral services for Mrs. Sample will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. 
 
A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
 
Odell grew up in Shelbyville and graduated from Shelbyville High School. She took pride in being a virtuous woman who truly loved her Lord and Savior. Odell was a living example of what a woman of God should be for her husband and for her family. She loved, supported, cared for and stood beside the love of her life, P.O. Sample for 67 years until his passing. She was passionate about serving her family to the best of her ability and made sure to always be available for them no matter the circumstances. Odell was a fantastic Grandma to her entire crew and each one was a special sparkle in her eye. 
 
Odell loved to work outside in the flower beds and mowing her yard. She also enjoyed sewing and making clothes for others. If Odell wasn’t outside taking in God’s beautiful creations, she would definitely be found in the kitchen cooking up a scrumptious meal. She was famous for her fried chicken and her chicken and dumplings. 
 
Odell was a member of Shelbyville First Baptist Church. 
 
Odell is survived by her children, Cathy Brittain of Shelbyville, Debbie Snider and husband, Billy of Center, and Larry Sample and wife, Debbie of Center; grandchildren, Rodney Brittain of Shelbyville, Nikki Brittain of Richmon, Jill Jefferson and husband, Keith of Shelbyville, Karen Liker and husband, Jason of Center, Bridget Kirkwood and husband, Donny of Salado, Matt Snider and wife, Mallory of Center, Pat Sample of Center, Stephanie Harkness and husband, Justin of Center, Ashley Hayes of Houston, Mary Alford and husband, Wayne of Timpson, Christopher Peurifoy and wife, Becky of Longview; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Jesse, Jake and Ariel Liker, Trace Brittain, Logan and Morgan Jefferson, Cyper and Tolan Harkness, Bronson and Bryanna Sample and Braylyn, Millie Sims, Garrett Kirkwood, Mason Snider, Bella and Mackee Alford, and Caleb Peurifoy; sisters, Vivian Hamaker and husband, CJ of Shreveport and Billie Corder and husband, Charles of Shreveport; brother, Joe Shofner and wife, Shirley of Center; sister-in-law, Joann Shofner of Shelbyville; brothers-in-law, Doug Sample and wife, Myrtle of Pittsburg, Donald Sample and wife, Deloris of Quitman, Ronnie Sample and wife, Deborah of Jasper.
 
Pallbearers will be Pat Sample, Matt Snider, Aaron Liker, Logan Jefferson, Keith Jefferson, Jake Liker, and Jesse Liker.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Affinity Hospice, Latham Cemetery, or Pine Grove Nursing Home. 
 
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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Gene Bates


 

 

Gene Bates, 75, of Nacogdoches passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Gene was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on September 6, 1942, the son of Claude Bates and Inez Boatman Bates.  Memorial services for Mr. Bates will be held at 1:00PM Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Laird Funeral Home, with Bro. Sonny Scarborough officiating. 
 
Gene was born and raised in Nacogdoches, the son of Claude and Inez Boatman Bates.  He grew up with his siblings and enjoyed making memories as they played in the yard and woods.  He learned from an early age, how to fit in with any group he was around.  When he married and became a father, he realized how much love one person can have in their heart.  His family was very important to him.  Over the years, they enjoyed being together traveling in the old bus going camping and fishing, which many times included playing “telephone” at the lake.  Gene always had a good time no matter what he was doing.  Whether he was piddling around outside, working in the garden, playing 42, or telling stories and riddles to those around him, he was always happy.  He worked very hard at everything he done, including providing for his family.  Gene, also known as “Pan Handler” to his driving buddies, drove a truck for most of his life, and the workers at International Paper could set their clocks by the schedule he kept because he turned the corner every day at 2:17pm!  Racing cars on dirt tracks was something else he enjoyed.  The memories he made over the years will last a lifetime with his family and friends as they carry on his legacy of living life to the fullest.  
 
Mr. Bates is survived by his wife Patsy Bates of Center, Texas; sons, Lewis Britton and wife Bonnie of Lumberton, Texas, Tony Bates and wife Mary of Forney, Texas, and David Bates of Jasper, Texas; daughters, Kathy Beck and husband Patrick of Plano, Texas, Drenda Wilson of Tyler, Texas, Susie McCauley and husband Shay of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Brenda Hogue and husband Ronnie of Center, Texas; numerous grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and numerous great-great grandchildren.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; Claude Bates and Inez Boatman Bates; son Danny Bates; brothers, Wayne Bates and Phillip Bates; sisters, Mable Butcher and Dorothy Blankenship. 
 
Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Pate and Verdell Christopher.
 
The Bates family is being served by Laird Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.lairdfh.net
 
 
 
 

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John L. Menefee


 

 

Graveside service for John L. Menefee (91) of Lufkin, Texas will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 11:00am at Sand Hill Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Menefee was born on May 28, 1926.  Mr. Menefee died at Woodland Height Hospital in Lufkin, Texas, December 21, 2017.    
 
Mr. Menefee is survived by:
 
1 Daughter:  Donnell Hood
1 Grandson:  Tony Hood wife Allis and great-great grandchild
Special caring loving friend and provider Ms. Wanda Williams Davis, forever friend Billy H. Daniel, caring neighbor Louis Walker, many other neighbors and friends. 
 
Visitation:   Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:30am at Sand Hill Cemetery
             
Committal:  Sand Hill Cemetery
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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Billy Wayne McGuire


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Wayne McGuire, 80, of Garrison, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
 
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.  
 
Mr. McGuire was born June 22, 1937, in Garrison, to Grady Gibson McGuire Sr. and Georgia Lavinie Wells McGuire.  He served in the United States Army.  His hobbies included spending time with his family, fishing and playing dominoes.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Lois McGuire
 
Children:
Debi Ann Moore and husband, Mark
Grady Wayne McGuire and wife, Kim
Gary McGuire and wife, Trish
James McGuire and wife, Tausha
Renee McDonald
 
Grandchildren:
Jaclyn 
Jennifer
Christopher
Nick
Drew
Jake
Madalyn
Leslie
Averie
Cassie
Kevin 
Stephen
 
Sister: Joyce Wingate
 
Brothers: 
Grady Gibson Jr.
Raymond McGuire
 
A number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Billy Wayne McGuire Jr.
Parents: Grady Gibson McGuire Sr. and Georgia Lavinie Wells McGuire
Sisters: Juanita McGuire, Wanda Jean Thomas, Evelyn Marie McGuire
Brother: James H. McGuire, Grady McGuire Jr.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Nacogdoches Shriners, PO Box 498, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
 
 

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Claudine Selden


 
 
NAME    MRS. CLAUDINE SELDEN                                      AGE:  86      
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS    
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    12/19/2017, JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS   
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   07/10/1931, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS         
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;   FRIDAY, 12/22/2017, 10:00 A.M. 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   N/A
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:        N/A  
 
OFFICIATING:    SHERRY HARDING
 
ORGANIZATIONS:   EASTERN STAR, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, DAUGHTERS OF REPUBLIC OF       
                                      TEXAS
 
BURIAL:   N/A
 
FATHER:   ERNEST RICHARD SPARKS                      MOTHER:    AUDRA EVA FORD 
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    SALES - LIFE INSURANCE 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE   
 
SURVIVED BY:  
DAUGHTERS:  TONI RENE BROTHERS OF SAN ANTONIO
          SYNTHIA MARIE RICHEY OF JACKSONVILLE, TX
SON:  ROBERT ZACHARY SELDEN OF MARBLE FALLS, TX.
7 GRANDCHILDREN & 3 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
SISTER:  BETTY JEAN SPARKS CARTWRIGHT OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SISTER-IN-LAW:  AGNES SPARKS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS & FRIENDS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS:  ERNEST & AUDRA SPARKS; BROTHERS, BEAMAN SPARKS, HUGH SPARKS, AND LEROY SPARKS; SISTERS, MARIE LAWRENCE AND FRANCES MAXWELL.
 

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Arthur Stewart


 

 

On Sunday December 17, 2017, A.L. Skeeter Stewart cast his last line on this earth.  He was born January 22, 1944 in Center, Texas to Roy Stewart and Minnie Bell Wilburn (Myers).  Skeeter is preceded in death by his father, Roy, mother, Minnie, brother, Donald and infant son, Thomas Gregory Stewart. 
 
Skeeter was raised in Tenaha and spent most of his time, when not working, on the Sabine River with a fishing rod in his hands.  He retired from Texas Utilities Mining Co. as well as owned several business’s in Tenaha throughout the year;.among them, Skeeters Drive in Grocery and Stewart Electric.  Skeeter graduated from Tenaha as well as played football there. He also raised his family in Tenaha and was always a supporter of Tenaha sports.  His children never realized how much their father impacted the lives of others until now.  “We truly love and appreciate hearing all of the stories of how our dad helped and influenced others. Some of which we never knew about until now.”
 
Skeeter leaves behind a loving wife of 54 years, Barbara Eaves Stewart; two daughters, Lea Anne Blue and husband, Eddie of Carthage, and Lori Alford and husband, John of Hallsville; son, Jeff Stewart and wife, Sharon K. of Paxton; two sisters, Pat Crump and Peggy Langley; and his four legged best friend, Skippy.  He also leaves behind loving grandchildren, Cory Blue who was his Pops ride or die and wife, Samantha, Jenny LaBay and husband, Daniel , Zachary Alford, Taylor Breanna Pate and husband, Anthony, Emily Hemus  and husband, Cody and Trevin Hunter Stewart.  He also left behind five beloved great-grandchildren and uncountable numbers of loving nieces and nephews. 
 
Skeeter also leaves behind that old muddy water in the Sabine River.  It was as much a part of his life as a flesh and blood loved one.  The family would love to thank Heartsway Hospice for the most loving, tender care anyone could have asked for. Instead of flowers, they humbly ask those who would to donate either to Hospice or Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. A memorial will be held at a later date after the Holidays.  Skeeter lived his life on his terms and met his end the same. You have to respect that. 
 
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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Warnell Sigler


 

 

Services for 74 year old Warnell Sigler will be held on Saturday December 22nd, in San Augustine with Rev. Ardis Mosby officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Luke Cemetery in San Augustine under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home.
 
 
 

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Louis George Edwards Jr.


 

Funeral service for Mr. Louis George Edwards, Jr. (65) of Center, Texas will be Saturday, December 23, 2017, 1:00pm at Goodwill Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, Texas (Pine Flat Community).  Mr. Edwards died Sunday, December 17, 2017.   Rev. Clarence Dexter Yarbrough will be officiating.   
 
Mr. Edwards is survived by:
 
Wife:  Joyce Edwards of Center, Texas
 
Son:  Jeremine Edwards of Nacogdoches, Texas 
 
Daughter:  Nichole Ellington of Center, Texas 
 
Grandchildren:  Brakia Roland and A’raiya Edwards
 
Great-Grandchild:  Braikeria Roland
 
Father:  Louis G. Edwards, Sr. of Nacogdoches, Texas 
 
Sisters:  Dolores Miller (Johnny Ray); Pambla Edwards; and Wanda Edwards all of Nacogdoches, Texas 
 
Brother-in-law:  Billy Gene Wingwood of Nacogdoches, Texas
 
Sister-in-law:  Billie J. Daniels of Center, Texas 
 
Visitation:   Hicks Chapel Friday, December 22, 2017 from the hours of 7:00pm to 9:00pm
             
Committal:  Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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Dora Lee Bennefield


 

 
Dora Lee Bennefield, age 96, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Monday, December 18, 2017, in San Augustine, Texas. 
 
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas  75972.  Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine County. Visitation will be Friday, December 22, 2017, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel beginning at 12 p.m. till 1 p.m.
 
Dora Lee was born to Tassie (Chumley) Green and John Brown Green on January 27, 1921, in San Augustine County, Texas.  She married H.V. Bennefield who has predeceased her. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and a member of the Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by, her sons, John Hovie Bennefield and his wife, Patsy of Broaddus and Marvin Ray Bennefield of San Augustine; Her daughter, Mary Genevieve Duke and her husband, Charlie of San Augustine; 11 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Tassie and John Brown Green; her loving husband, H. V. Bennefield; great-grandchildren, Andy Bennefield; Delaina Duncan and grandsons-in-law, Dusty Duncan;  Bill Bailey and Lane Moore, and Daughter-in-law, Ethel Bennefield.
 

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Bebee Metcalf


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bebee Darlene Metcalf, 73, of Center, Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Center. She was born on September 19, 1944 in Denison, Texas to Whit Darrell Lewis, Jr. and Martha Jane Simms Lewis. Funeral services for Mrs. Metcalf will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Josh Sanford officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery.
 
A visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
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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Linda Watson


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Watson, 76, of Center, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, in Lufkin.  
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2017, at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.
 
Mrs. Watson was born November 3, 1941, in Center, to Max Samford and Ethel Fountain Samford.  She enjoyed working in her flowerbeds and spending time with her family and church family.  She was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Daughters:
Lisa Verrett and husband, Charlie, of Buna
Tena Moragas of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Elissa Taylor and husband, Cody, of Tenaha
Radi Verrett of Buna
Nathan Hathorn and wife, Cadence, of Center
April Victoria and husband, Gavin, of Buna
Charlie “Bubba” Verrett of Buna
 
Great Grandchildren:
Kypton Taylor
Madyx Taylor
Elli Hathorn
Ahava Victoria
Gavin Victoria II
Ivory Victoria
Kamdyn Verrett
 
Brother: Gary Samford of College Station
 
Sister: Mary Lou Richards of Conroe
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Bobby Doyce Watson
Parents: Max Samford and Ethel Fountain Samford
Sister: Maxie Wright
 
Pallbearers will be Nathan Hathorn, Jimmy Moore, Cody Taylor, Earl Hicks, Radi Verrett and Jody Wright.
 
 
 
 

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Michael Lee Hurst


 

 

Michael Lee Hurst, 52, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
 
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.  No graveside service to follow.
 
Michael Lee was born May 17, 1965, in Center, to Michael C. Hurst and Beverly Choron Hurst.  He was a member of Center Christian Church.  Michael Lee loved being with his family and friends, who affectionately referred to him as Beaux.  He was always the life of the party.  He loved the water, especially water skiing.  Michael Lee always kept everyone honest around the pool table.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Maria Bush Hurst of Center, Texas
 
Children:
Colin Michael Hurst of Shreveport, Louisiana
Beverly Kay Hurst of Center, Texas
Nicholas Kade Hurst of Hemphill, Texas
 
Grandson: Jackson Kade Hurst of Center, Texas
 
Father: Michael C. Hurst and wife, Helen, of Youngsville, Louisiana
 
Sisters:
Maria Hurst of San Clemente, California
Madeline Hurst of Youngsville, Louisiana
 
Nephew: Ewan Oplt of San Clemente, California
 
Uncle: Dudley Wood of Tyler, Texas
 
Numerous cousins and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Special friends: Ruth and Virgil Duke of Center
 
Preceded in death by
Mother: Beverly Hurst
Stepson: Joseph Bradford Bush
Grandparents: Minnie and Virgil Choron, Alvin and Juanita Hurst
Aunt: Debbie Wood
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Keele, Jeff Young, Kris Dockens, Royce Bolton, Mikel Sanford, Jon Tomlinson, Virgil Duke, Pete Owens, Howard May and Kevin Dockens.  
 
 
 

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Joann Hilburn


 

 

Joann Hilburn, 82, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away on December 14, 2017 in Nacogdoches. She was born on October 7, 1935 in Caledonia to Callus Hilburn and Marjory Hardy Hilburn. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Caledonia Cemetery with Orval Miller officiating.
 
Joann is survived by her brother, Jerry Hilburn and wife, Vina; nieces, Teresa Hilburn and Tina Hilburn; and great-nephew, Tristan Hilburn.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Callus and Marjory Hilburn.
 
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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Mary Frances Baker


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Mary Frances Baker (88) of Galena Park, formally of Tenaha, Texas.   Mrs. Baker's service will be Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Benford Chapel Baptist Church (126 Martin Luther King Drive) Tenaha, Texas 75974 at 11:00am.  Elder W.G. Morris and Rev. Lynn Morris will be officiating.  
 
Mrs. Baker is survived by:
 
Son:  Michael Baker of Tenaha, Texas
Sister:  Maudie Richards of Galena Park
Visitation:  Friday, December 15, 2017 from the hours of 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Burial:  Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Texas  
 

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Richard Dean Beeson


 

 

NAME   RICHARD DEAN BEESON                                       AGE:  60      
 
ADDRESS:    BROADDUS, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   12/12/2017, BROADDUS, TEXAS    
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    01/19/1957,  NEW BRAUNSFEL, TEXAS        
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;   SATURDAY,  12/16/2017, 2:00 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   NO VISITATION
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. WAYNE BARTH
 
BURIAL:       FOLLOWING HIS WISHES, FAMILY HAS CHOSEN CREMATION 
 
FATHER:  HAROLD BEESON                       MOTHER:    SHIRLEY CLARK 
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   TRACTOR DRIVER FOR MDS BORING & DRILLING,  WORKING IN OIL FIELDS,
         HE WAS A MEMBER OF UNION #178  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
DAUGHTER;  LISA MARIE BEESON
GRANDDAUGHTERS:  KAYLEE EICH AND RICKI ROJAS
SISTERS:  SHERRIE BEESON KELLER & HUSBAND GRADY
      DEBBIE SANGSTER 
BROTHERS:  HAROLD BEESON & WIFE, VANESSA
       MIKE POWLEDGE
AUNT:  GINGER CRANE & HUSBAND JAY CRANE
NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS AND COUSINS
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS GRANDFATHER, CLIFTON BEESON; FATHER, HAROLD
BEESON; AND BROTHER PAT POWLEDGE
 
 

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Sally Parks


 

 

Sally Parks, 68, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 14, 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 9:00 a.m.
 
Mrs. Parks was born September 22, 1949, in Houston, to Robert S. Ashworth and Sarah Bea Catchings Ashworth.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Troy W. Parks of Spring
Sally Reynolds of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Amber Myron of Timpson
Ashley Brown of Timpson
Alisha Dethloff of Trinity
Brianna Aldaco of Center
Benjamin Aldaco of Center
Kimberly Parks of Spring
Freedom Parks of Spring
 
Great Grandchildren:
Parker Myron
Desera Myron
Austin Myron
Landon Myron
Jocelynn Rivera
Nehemiah Brown
 
Sister: Nena Sue Mullenix of Bedias
 
Numerous other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Troy W. Parks
Parents: Robert S. Ashworth and Sarah Bea Catchings Ashworth
Sister: Cindy Davey of Center
Brothers: Oren W. Palmer, Jerry L. 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Charles Wayne Higginbotham


 

Charles Wayne Higginbotham, 5, of Mittie, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in Houston, Texas, as a result of an automobile accident.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
 
Charles was born November 4, 2012, in Dallas, to Jim Higginbotham and Kandy Lynn Windham Nichols.
 
He is survived by
Father: Jim Higginbotham of Dallas
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Shelby Taylor of Dallas
Preslie Nichols of Timpson
Preston Nichols of Timpson
Kylie Jo Nichols of Timpson
 
Nephew: Logan Scott of Timpson
 
Grandmothers: 
Sue Higginbotham of Dallas
Linda Burch and husband, Bill, of DeQuincy, Louisiana
 
Aunt: Kasaundra Jones and Johnny Paul of Pineland
 
Uncle: Jamie Cartwright of Center
 
Preceded in death by
Mother: Kandy Lynn Nichols
Grandfathers: Charles Williams, Charles Higginbotham
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Kandy Lynn Nichols


 

Kandy Lynn Nichols, 45, of Mittie, Louisiana, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, in Pineland, Texas, as the result of an automobile accident. 
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
 
Kandy was born September 22, 1972, in Carthage.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Preslie Nichols of Timpson
Preston Nichols of Timpson
Kylie Jo Nichols of Timpson
Charles Wayne Higginbotham of Mittie, Louisiana
 
Grandson: Logan Scott of Timpson
 
Mother: Linda Burch and husband, Bill, of DeQuincy, Louisiana
 
Sister: Kasaundra Jones and Johnny Paul of Pineland
 
Brother: Jamie Cartwright of center
 
Numerous other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Charles Windham
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Joseph Michael Windham Sr.


 

 
Joseph “Joey” Michael Windham, Sr., 35, of Center, Texas passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Center.  He was born on October 8, 1982 in Carthage, Texas to Kenneth Earl Windham, Sr. and Karen Denise Mikesh.
 
 
 
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home in Center.
 
 
 
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Wilson officiating.  Cremation services will follow.
 
 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mangum Funeral Home to assist with expenses for Mr. Windham's services.

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Jakethia LeAnn Griffith


 

Deceased Name: Jakethia LeAnn Griffith, known as “KeKe” Age: 21         
 
Services are scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Zion Hill First Baptist Church, 1122 N.E. Stallings Drive Nacogdoches , TX
with Rev. Donald Lacey Eulogist/Rev. Drayton Garner,Officiating.
 
Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery Garrison , TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home , 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches , TX.
Ms. Mr. Mrs. Passed away on December 1, 2017 in TX.
Ms. Mr. Mrs. Was born May 3, 1996 in Nacogdoches, TX
 
Father Ronnie Williams
Mother Patricia Robertson In Nacogdoches ,TX
 
Survivors: Her wife Ebony, Father Ronnie, Mother and Step-father, Patricia & Angelo, Sister, Sykethia and wife Indigo Whaley, Brothers, Ronnie Jr. and Wife Amanda, and Dedrick, Kids, Zykeelon Ervin and Paris Williams, Mother-in-law, Nell Waters, father-in-law Cameron Watts, Special Aunts, Sylvia Levias, Kim Johnson, Uncle Billy Ray Griffith, Grandmother, Polley Ann Williams and Godmother, LaKesha Simon, and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.
 
 
Grandchildren Great-grandchildren Great-Great-Grandchildren
 
Visitations will begin on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
 
Services Entrusted to the Professionals of:
Sid Roberts Funeral Home
3535 S.E. Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
(936) 564-4351
 

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Marita Norton


 

NAME   MRS. MARITA NORTON                                     AGE:    78    
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:       12/06/2017, SAN AUGUSTINE
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :           03/13/1939, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    FRIDAY, 12/08/2017, 1:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   THURSDAY, 12/07/2017, 5-7 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. SKIPPER EBERLAN
 
BURIAL:   ATTOYAC CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY     
 
FATHER:  VERA CLIFTON HOLLOWAY                       MOTHER:   CORNELIA SOWELL  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   HOMEMAKER  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     ATTOYAC BAPTIST CHURCH
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
DAUGHTERS:  CONNIE LYNN O'BRIAN & HUSBAND DUANE OF SAN AUGUSTINE
ANGELIA WEATHERFORD & HUSBAND TIM OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  HALEY & JORDAN HANKS; KARA WEATHERFORD
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN:  CORBIN & KIT
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, VERA CLIFTON & CORNELIA HOLLOWAY;
HUSBAND, JAMES NORTON; INFANT CHILD, JAMES DOYLE NORTON; BROTHERS, JOE VANCE HOLLOWAY; JAMES LARRY HOLLOWAY & NOLAN HOLLOWAY.
 

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Bobby M. Leonard


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby M. Leonard, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in San Augustine.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2017 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Jim Moss officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Sundown Cemetery in Sundown.
 
Mr. Leonard was born August 7, 1937, in Altus, Oklahoma to Merl R. Leonard and Ophelia Palmer Leonard. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing golf. Mr. Leonard especially loved spending time with his family. He was a member and deacon of Toledo Bend Baptist Church and a member of Gideons International.
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife: Linda Grace Leonard of Shelbyville
 
Daughters:
Lari Williams of Dickinson
Sherie Willis and husband Joseph of San Leon
 
Son: Cary Leonard and wife Nanette of Katy
 
Grandchildren:
Kelsey Pennington of Shelbyville 
Krystin Pennington Johnson and husband Austin of Huxley
Kyle Leonard Louisville, CO
Scott Leonard of Houston
P.D. Willis of San Leon
Ashley Williams of Dickinson 
 
Great Grandchildren:
Nicole Johnson of Huxley
Haylee Cooper of Dickinson
Alyssa Cooper of Dickinson
Trae Cooper of Dickinson
 
Brothers: 
Mike Leonard and wife Patty of Midland
Donnie Leonard and wife Patsy of Lubbock
 
Numerous other relatives and a host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Merl R. Leonard and Ophelia Palmer Leonard
 
Pallbearers will be Scott Leonard, Kyle Leonard, Tanner Williams, Austin Johnson, P.D. Willis
 
 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Evlena McDaniel


 

Mrs. Evlena McDaniel, age 48, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. McDaniel passed away on December 5, 2017 at Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, December 9, 2017
2:00 p.m.
New Hope Baptist Church
Interment New Hope Cemetery
Rev. George Simon, Officiating
 
VISITATION 
Friday, December 8, 2017
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
Husband Aaron McDaniel of San Augustine, Texas
 
Son Michael Tanner (Jasmine) of Beaumont, Texas
 
Daughter Sheketa Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
 
5 Grandchildren
 
5 Brothers Thomas J. Miller (Frantoist) of Dallas, Texas
Joe Ray Miller of San Augustine, Texas
Willie T. Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
John D. Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
Bobby Ray Tanner (Monica) of San Augustine, Texas
 
4 Sisters Ella Louis Brown of Hemphill, Texas
Mary Louis Smith of San Augustine, Texas
Linda L Hooper (Jerry) of Center, Texas
Verna Lee Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
 
 
 

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Bobbie Jo Turk


Bobbie Jo Turk went to be the Lord December 4, 2017, at the age of 72.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Hillsboro, Texas.  
 
Bobbie Jo Turk went to be the Lord December 4, 2017, at the age of 72.  Born June 24, 1945 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Rev. Robert E. Harrison and Trula Faye Ward Harrison, she grew up in several rural towns in southern Oklahoma and western Texas.
 
Bobbie graduated from McMurry College, where she met the love of her life when a boy from Jal, New Mexico offered to give her a ride home to Kermit, Texas.  After marriage, she spent the majority of her adult life in Benbrook, Texas.  She retired from the Fort Worth ISD after 30 years in the classroom as a bilingual ESL teacher in the primary grades.  She loved to teach and cherished the memories of her students.
 
For many years Bobbie and her husband split their time between homes in Texas and New Mexico.  She was a student of southwest culture and loved to study the heritage and history of the region.
 
Bobbie moved to Center, Texas in 2006 to embrace her most cherished life role, that of “Grammy”.  She loved to spend time with her family and especially enjoyed being close to her grandchildren.  We know that she will continue to watch with pride at their accomplishments.
 
Bobbie knew her Lord and Savior well and while her illness was sudden and short, insisted that there be no tears.  
 
While we all prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, she has held a nail-scarred hand.  She is a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, serving for nearly 30 years at Benbrook UMC and finally at First UMC of Center.
 
She is survived by:
Husband of 50 years, Ed Turk of Center
Son, Doug and wife, Angie, of Shelbyville
Grandchildren, Maggie and Eddie of Shelbyville
Brother and sister-in-law, Dr. David and Dr. Kelly Harrison of Blacksburg, Virginia
Sister-in-law, Wanda Lou Cook of San Angelo, Texas
Nephews, Nathan Harrison (Stephanie) and K.C. Harrison, both of Blacksburg, Virginia; John David Cook of San Angelo, Texas
Niece, Prissy McCollum (Steve) of San Angelo, Texas
Great niece, Lauren McCollum of San Antonio, Texas
Cousin, Matt Knox
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Rev. Robert Edward Harrison and Trula Fay Ward Harrison
Favorite Aunt: Geri Knox
 
Pallbearers will be Steve Waters, Carlos Gray, Larry Warren, Kenneth Hardy, Nathan Harrison and K C Harrison.
 
We offer a special thanks to the staff of Affinity Hospice of Center, Pine Grove Nursing Center and Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital of Tyler.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Benbrook United Methodist Church or First United Methodist Church of Center.
 
 

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Robert Donald Remedies Sr., 57, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Remedies was born September 10, 1960, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Albert Doc Remedies and Barbara Ann Evans.  He liked to fish and was of the Catholic faith.
 
Children:
Christina Ann Swallows and husband, Phillip, of Winona
Tiffany Zachary and husband, Cade, of Joaquin
Robert Remedies Jr. and wife, Misty, of Hawkins
Elisha Falcon and husband, Bo, of Joaquin
 
Grandchildren:
Nathan
Kira
David
Heaven-Lei
Autumn
Robby
Kalab
Letavious
Lenya
 
Mother: Evelyn Cupit of Chandler
 
Brother: Michael Remedies of Zwolle, Louisiana
 
Sisters: 
Brenda Ingram of Houston
Wanda Remedies of Hitchcock
Sherry Remedies of Ebarb, Louisiana
Mary Jackson of Noble, Louisiana
Hailey Shaw of Converse, Louisiana
 
Preceded in death by
Grandparents: Willie and Susan Remedies
Parents: Albert Doc Remedies and Barbara Ann Evans
Sisters: Dawn Fountain, Denise Risinger, Tina Marcel Remedies
Brother: Daniel Remedies, Patrick Remedies
 
Pallbearers will be Cade Zachary, Gage Zachary, Nathaniel Retmar, DJ Risinger, Ashley Whitlow and Bo Falcon.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Robby Remedies, Kalab Remedies, Letavious Falcon.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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George Byron Brodnax


 

George Byron Brodnax, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Sherry Harding officiating.  A masonic graveside will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Brodnax was born September 13, 1931, in Marthaville, Louisiana, to Thomas Byron Brodnax and Katherine Youngblood Brodnax.  He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.  He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville, Chapter and Council in Deridder, Louisiana, Shriner’s – Tyler Temple, Scotish Rite-Orient of Dallas and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 903 in Joaquin. He was also a member of Shelbyville Methodist Church in Shelbyville.  
 
He is survived by
Wife: Janie Brodnax of Center
 
Son: Justin Brodnax and wife, Jenny, of Texarkana
 
Step Daughters:
Karen Armstrong and husband, John, of Overton
Katherine Ham of Brentwood, Tennessee
 
Grandchildren:
August Vega and husband, Tony, of Houston
Camille Brodnax of Denver, Colorado
Justin Brodnax, Jr. of Houston
Sam Brodnax of Austin
Jason Brodnax of Houston
 
3 Great Grandchildren
 
Brothers and Sister:
Chuck Brodnax of Garland
Tommy Brodnax of Portland, Oregon
Bill Brodnax of Jasper
David Brodnax of Raleigh, North Carolina
Karen Appel of Tyler
 
Numerous other relatives
 
Preceded in death by
Daughter: Ann Brodnax of Woodville
Parents: Thomas Byron Brodnax and Katherine Youngblood Brodnax
Brother: Mack Brodnax
 
Pallbearers will be members of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Roy Thomas Edwards


 
 
 
Mr. Roy Thomas Edwards, age 63, of the Norwood Community in San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Edwards passed away on December 4, 2017 at his residence in San Augustine, Texas. 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, December 9, 2017
11:00 a.m.
New Union Grove Baptist Church
Interment Union Grove Cemetery
Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating
 
VISITATION 
 
Friday, December 8, 2017
12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Garner and Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
2 Sons Cedra La Paul Edwards (LaTonya) of Killein, Texas
Thomas Kilpatrick “Spunky” Edwards of Houston, Texas
 
1 Daughter Khadijah Yasmeen Edwards of San Augustine, Texas
 
13 Grandchildren
 
Mother Gracie Edwards of San Augustine, Texas
 
1 Brother Carlvin Edwards of San Augustine, Texas
 
1 Sister Leatrice Burrell (Johnny) of San Augustine, Texas
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
 
 

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Jimmy "Lil Jimmy" Harville


 

 

 

 

Jimmy “Lil Jimmy” Harville, Jr., 54, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper and Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Harville was born October 18, 1963, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Jimmy Harville, Sr. and Ann Pruett Harville.  His hobbies included riding and racing motorcycles and working in his shop on various projects.  He loved time spend with his family.  Mr. Harville was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
Children:
Heather Harbison and husband, Britt, of Shelbyville
Bryant Harville and Sarah Boniol of Joaquin
Sidney Harville and Tristian Smith of Joaquin
Levi Harville of Shelbyville
 
Step Sons:
Stefan Pridgen of Joaquin
Dustin Pridgen of Joaquin
 
Grandchildren:
Tucker Harbison
Chase Harbison
Bentley Harville
Ashton Smith
 
Parents: Jimmy and Ann Harville
 
Brother: Rodney Harville and wife, Tonya, of Joaquin
 
Nephews: 
Blake Harville of Joaquin
Caleb Harville of Joaquin
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Nicole Harville
Grandparents: Authur and Oma Harville, Doris McGill, Clarence Willis
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Georgia May Fowler


 

 
Georgia May Fowler, 78, of Timpson, Texas passed away on December 2, 2017 in Garrison, Texas.  Born April 25, 1939, Georgia is the daughter of the late  James and Bertha (Kopecky) Long.  Visitation will be Monday, December 4, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas from 11:30 AM – 12:30PM.  Funeral mass will be held Monday, December 4, 2017 starting at 1PM at St. Mary’s of the Epiphany Catholic Church, 3072 Hwy 59S, Timpson, Texas with Father Nelson and Father Jose Luis Vidarte, Celebrants.  Graveside service will be held Tuesday, Decemeber 5, 2017, 11:30PM  at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 8227 CR 205, Plantersville, Texas, 77363 with Father Edward C. Kucera, Jr. officiating.  
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Mary’s of the Epiphany Catholic Church, 3072 US Hwy 59S, Timpson, Texas, 75975. 
 
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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Thomas Edward Tidwell


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Edward Tidwell, 75, of Henderson, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana, after battling a long illness.
 
Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Corinth Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.
 
Thomas was born November 2, 1942, in Timpson, to J.E. Tidwell and Lorene Mims Tidwell.  He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army/Texas National Guard.  Over the years, Thomas enjoyed fishing with his daughter, drag races, watching football games and enjoying a beer around a good campfire.  Thomas spent his last days in the care of his loving family celebrating a wonderful 75 years of life.
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Kim Tidwell Mabry of White Oak
 
Grandchildren:
Maegan Webb and husband, Tyler, of Longview
PFC Mabry, Madison E. of White Oak
Hallie Mabry of White Oak
 
Sister: Sarah Byrn of Timpson
 
Numerous beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Tod Tidwell
Parents: J. E. “Boots” Tidwell and Lorene Mims Tidwell
 
Pallbearers will be Elvis Rawlinson, Mike Rawlinson, Rober Glaser, Robert Bearden and Donald Rhodes.  Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Mabry, Tyler Webb, Cameron Ross and Charles Denton.
 
The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be given to a local VFW in further support of veterans or Henderson High School Agricultural Program.  
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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