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James Elton Evans


 
NAME     JAMES ELTON EVANS                                     AGE:      76
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   01/30/2018, TYLER, TEXAS    
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    01/04/1942, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS       
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      FRIDAY, 02/02/2018,  11:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   THURSDAY, 02/01/2018, 5 - 8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. WADE BRYAN, BRO. WELTON BLACKMON
 
BURIAL:        DICKERSON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
FATHER:   JAMES  MADISON EVANS                       MOTHER:    BIRDIE NOREAN HIGHTOWER  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    OTR TRUCK DRIVER AND LOGGING TRUCKS 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     GRAPEVINE MISSIONARY BAPIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
DAUGHTERS: JEANETTE BRYAN & HUSBAND WADE OF SAN AUGUSTINE BRENDA EVANS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
SONS:  JAMES MICHAEL EVANS & WIFE CINDY OF CUSHING, TEXAS KENNY EVANS OF HOUSTON, SHANNON EVANS OF HOUSTON
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  COURTNEY EVANS; CASEY DESINGER & HUSBAND HUNTER
 
BROTHERS: CHARLES EVANS & WIFE BARBARA OF SAN AUGUSTINE; CALVIN EVANS OF WHITEHOUSE
 
SISTERS:  MAXINE ROGERS & HUSBAND BILLY OF SAN AUGUSTINE; PAT ADKINS & HUSBAND CARROLL OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS & FRIENDS
 
HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS; WIFE, LEE EVANS; BROTHER, DAVID EARL EVANS
 
 

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Barbara Leen Garrett Sparks


 

Barbara Leen Garrett Sparks of Shelbyville passed away on Wednesday 24th at a Longview hospital.  Services will be held on Saturday 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Triumph 1st Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville with Bishop Zep Swindle officating.  Burial will follow in the Bennett Chapel Cemetery.  No wake is planned.  
 
She is survived by:
 
Husband - Ray Charles Sparks of Shelbyville
 
Son - Carlos Deon & LaRhonda Garrett of Shelbyville
 
5 Grandchildren
 
4 Sisters - Willie Jewel Garrett, Patricia Ann & Elton Chumbley, Brenda Sue & I.J. Hill, and Katherleen & Joe Bolton all of Shelbyville
 
2 Brothers - Johnny Ray Garrett of Shelbyville and Lee Author & LaQuita Garrett of Nacogdoches
 
 
 

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Curtis Archie Jr.


 

 

 
68 year old Pastor Curtis Archie, Jr., of Hemphill, passed away on Monday 29th at his home.  Services will be Friday 2nd at 11 a.m. at the East Liberty Baptist Church with Pastor Freddie Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Hemphill.  Visitation will be Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at the East Liberty Baptist Church.  He is survived by his:
 
Wife - Lovie Archie of Hemphill
 
Mother - Suporia Archie Richardson of Mansfield, LA
 
3 Daughters - Mary Archie Lopez and LaShaunda & Howard Pitts all of New Llano, LA, LaGatha Archie Davis of Deridder, LA.
 
2 Sons - Phillip & Lillie Archie of Hemphill and Rev. Curtis Archie III and wife, Devona, of New Llano, LA.
 
 
 

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Cora Pearl White


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Cora Pearl White (79) of the East Liberty Community will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00am at East Liberty Baptist Church.  Mrs. White was born January 11, 1939.  Mrs. White died at Twin Lakes Nursing Center in San Augustine, Texas on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Rev. Fred Dade will be officiating.   
 
Mrs. White is survived by:
 
Husband:  Linson White of the East Liberty Community 
 
1 Son:  Joe Nathan (Antoinette) White of Lancaster, Texas 
 
3 Granddaughters:  Anitra White of Dallas, Texas
       Alicia White of Greely, Colorado 
       Arnesia White of Dallas, Texas
 
4 Sisters:         Lou Willie (Richard) Rolle of Lufkin, Texas 
       Everten (Fred) Dade of San Augustine, Texas 
       Rachel (Richard) Rocquemore of Houston, Texas 
       Mary (Leroy) Reed of Maywood, Illinois 
           
Visitation:   Friday, February 2, 2018 from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
             
Committal:  Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 
 

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Rev. Charles Edward Pier Sr.


 

 

Rev. Charles Edward Pier Sr., age 67, of San Augustine, Texas.  Rev. Pier passed away on January 28, 2018 at his residence in San Augustine, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, February 3, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment: St. Luke Cemetery
Rev. Amos Horton, Officiating
 
VISITATION 
 
Friday, February 2, 2018
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
 
SURVIVORS
Wife Betty Ruth Pier of San Augustine, Texas
 
Sons James Keith Jackson (Delisa) of San Augustine, Texas
Rev. Anthony Jackson (Renee) of San Augustine, Texas
Jamison Jackson of Houston, Texas
LaMarcus Pier of Dallas, Texas
Charles Pier, Jr. of San Augustine, Texas
Zachary Lane of San Augustine, Texas
Damian Lane of San Augustine, Texas
 
Daughters Zephanie McKelvey (Randy) of Lufkin, Texas
Vanessa Houston (Cedric) of Houston, Texas
 
21 Grandchildren 3 Great-Grandchildren
 
3 Sisters Doris Jean Barnes Malone (Lewis) of San Augustine, Texas
Barbra Ann Barnes of Dallas, Texas
Patricia Ann Barnes of San Augustine, Texas
 
Special Uncle Verdell Holman (Earlene) of San Augustine, Texas
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Norma Gibson


 

 

Norma Gibson, 71, of Carthage, passed from this earth on Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Hemphill.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Joe Walker officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in the Silas Community.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.  
 
Mrs. Gibson was born November 15, 1946, in Houston, to Buck Lacy Sims and Margaret Pearl Williams Sims.  Norma enjoyed raising dogs, camping and fishing the river for big catfish.  She was a member of Logan Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Loving husband: Jimmy Vincent Gibson Sr. of Carthage, Texas
 
Son: Keith Smith and wife, Angela, of Pineland, Texas
 
Daughter: Tara Horton and husband, Paul, of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
T.J. Horton and wife, JoAnn, of Garrison, Texas
Josh Horton and wife, Kristy, of Center, Texas
Bradley Horton and wife, Amber, of New Waverly, Texas
Marc Fleming and wife, Halei, of Pineland, Texas
Adam Smith of Pineland, Texas
Bryan Smith and wife, Tami, of Pineland, Texas
Megan Hartt and husband, Chris, of Anna, Texas
Dalton Horton of Center, Texas
 
Great Grandchildren:
Gracie Horton
Felecity Fleming
Marlei Fleming
Logan Smith
Peyton Smith
Lacey Smith
Sarver Smith
Alyssa Horton
Tyeler Horton
Chandler Horton
D.J. Libby
Zoey Libby
Quinn Horton
Taylor Horton
Logan Horton
Gracie Horton
Scarlett Hartt
 
Sisters:
Sylvia Clifton of Center, Texas
Margaret Bush and husband, Randy, of Center
Cynthia (Tammy) Bailey of Banner Elk, North Carolina
Thea Tanner of Banner Elk, North Carolina
 
Special Nephew: Chad Clifton of Center, Texas
 
Numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Special Friend and Fishing Buddy: Gary Fleming of Pineland, Texas
 
Pallbearers will be Bradley Horton, Marc Fleming, Adam Smith, Bryan Smith, Gary Fleming and Gordon Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Clifton and Randy Bush.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Brenda Lynn Burkhalter Buckner


 
 
 
Brenda Lynn Burkhalter Buckner, 76, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 27, 2018 in Nacogdoches. She was born on February 19, 1941 in Center to Travis Franklin Burkhalter and Dora Mae Halsted Burkhalter. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Frederick officiating. Interment will follow at Buckner Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Brenda graduated from Center High School in 1959. She went on to college and later began working at Bruce’s Flooring where she remained for over forty years before retiring in 2007. Brenda met Lonnie Buckner early in life and the two were joined in marriage. For 51 years, they remained faithfully by one another’s side until Lonnie’s passing in 2008. “Red” as her family and friends would call Brenda, loved to spend time in the great outdoors. She and Lonnie always took advantage of days off and enjoyed fishing and camping on Lake Sam Rayburn. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.
 
Brenda is survived by her brothers, Charles Burkhalter of Baytown, James Burkhalter and wife, Laura of Kingwood, Ronnie Burkhalter and wife, Joan of Madisonville, LA, Dennis Burkhalter and wife, Ann of Magnolia, Darrell Burkhalter of the Woodlands, Donnie Burkhalter and wife, Teresa of the Woodlands, Danny Burkhalter and wife, Linda of Magnolia, and Corey Burkhalter and wife, Tina of Center; sister, Judy Reynolds of Center; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends. 
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Travis and Dora Mae Burkhalter and her husband, Lonnie Buckner.
 
Pallbearers will be Jeff Haley, Kevin Haley, David Haley, Richard Mayo, Scott Burkhalter and Michael Burkhalter.
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
 

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Maggie Lee Anderson Samford Sanders


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie Lee Anderson Samford Sanders, 98, of Lufkin, formerly of Center, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Lufkin.  
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. John Bingham and Rev. Ozay Ford officiating.  Interment will follow at Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Sanders was born July 8, 1919, in Stanley, Louisiana, to Sam Anderson and Zella Bell Stephens Anderson.  Loving the outdoors, she spent much time working in her garden and flower beds.  She was a member of Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church.
 
She is survived by
Nephews:
Jack Harris and wife, Susan, of Rochelle, Texas
Joe Harris of Crosby, Texas
Mark Anderson and wife, Sadah, of Crosby, Texas
Dennis Permenter and wife, Judy, of Tenaha, Texas
 
Stepchildren:
Cissy Latiolais and husband, Mike, of Anahuac, Texas
Elaine Ellis and husband, Mike, of Richardson, Texas
Sam Sanders and wife, DeAnn, of Friendswood, Texas
Otis Sanders and wife, Susan, of Woodland, Texas
 
A number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
 
Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were special to her
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Paul Harris
Husband: Dugan Samford
Husband: Otis Sanders
Parents: Sam Anderson and Zella Bell Stephens Anderson
Sisters: Eva Permenter, Ola Harris
Brothers: Curtis Anderson, S.J. Anderson, Allan Anderson, Bob Anderson
 
Pallbearers will be James Coleman, Lane Coleman, Colton Coleman, Otis Sanders Jr., Carter Samford and Travis Samford.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Anderson, Joe Harris Sr., William Hughes, Frankie Fitzgerald and Dennis Permenter.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Kenneth Earl Fields


 

 

 
Mr. Kenneth Earl Fields 58 of Center passed away on Monday in Shreveport, LA.  Wake will be held this Friday Evening from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center.  Services will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m.  at the Abundant Love Ministeries in Center.  Bishop Roosevelt Swindle will be officiating.  Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.  
 
He is survived by:
 
2 Stepsons:
 
Jason McCollister, Brandon McCollister both of Center
 
 
5 Sisters:
 
Edna Fields of Dallas
 
Tina Fields of Center
 
Cherry Lee of Corrigan
 
Demetris Hall of Lufkin
 
 
4 Brothers:
 
Jesse Fields of Dallas
 
Milton Fields of Center
 
Cory Fields of Austin
 
Darryl Lynn Fields of Austin
 
 
 

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Lonnie B. Crockett


 

 

Lonnie B. Crockett 64 of San Augustine passed away Janurary 15th in Houston.  His wake will be held from 5-7 p.m. this Friday 1-26-18 at the Truevine Baptist Church in San Augustine. Rev. A.J. Collins will be officiating.  Interment will follow at the Corinth Cemetery in San Augustine.
 
He is survived by:
 
1 Son Shelton Crockett of San Augustine
 
1 Daughter Linda Bell of Nacogdoches
 
7 Grand Children
 
4 Sisters 
 
Luevenia Barnes of San Augustine
 
Velma Cartwright of San Augustine
 
Iva Nell Simmons of Geneva
 
Lovie C. Boyd of Gloster, LA
 
 
2 Brothers
 
Leroy Crockett of Center 
 
James Crockett of Sexton
 
 

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William Travis Risinger


 
William Travis Risinger, 87, of East Hamilton, passed away on January 22, 2018 in East Hamilton. He was born on May 7, 1930 in Dunnigan to Grover Cleveland Risinger and Roxy Cox Risinger. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on January 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Ballard officiating.  A military graveside will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery.
 
A visitation will be held prior to service time from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on January 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

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John Milton Triana


 

 

NAME     MR. JOHN MILTON TRIANA                                      AGE:  59     
 
ADDRESS:   SHELBYVILLE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    01/18/2018, NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS   
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     10/19/1958, NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      SATURDAY, 01/27/2017, 2:00 P.M.  
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   SATURDAY, 01/27/2017, 12-2 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. WAYNE BARTH
 
BURIAL:        
 
FATHER:   JOHNNY TRIANA                      MOTHER:      PIRLEAN BRUCE
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  MECHANIC - AUTO REPAIR   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:   BAPTIST   
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
BROTHERS:  WAYNE TRIANA & WIFE SUSAN OF NACOGDOCHES
    KENNETH TRIANA & SPECIAL FRIEND SHANNON MCKINNEY OF SPARTANBURG, SC
    GARY TRIANA OF NACOGDOCHES
    JERRY RANKIN OF NACOGDOCHES 
 
SISTERS:  MARGARET MARTIN & HUSBAND JAMES OF CENTER
     MARY LYLES OF NACOGDOCHES
 
SPECIAL DAUGHTER-THRU-LOVE:  MICHELLE JACKSON
AND HER CHILDREN HE CONSIDERED HIS GRANDCHIDLRN:  TREANNA MASON, SHAUN MASON,
            & ALISSA MASON
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE LORI TRIANA; PARENTS, JOHNNY & PIRLENE TRIANA; GRANDPARENTS, PIERSON & LENA BRUCE; A.B. & DORA TRIANA SR. 
 

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Linda Barbee Bell Cougler


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Barbee Bell Cougler, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Ronnie Luman and Bro. Son Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Cougler was born March 13, 1954, in Center, to Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee.  She was a member of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  Mrs. Cougler was of the Baptist faith.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Everett Cougler of Center, Texas
 
Children:
Brandon Barbee and wife, Lisa, of Center, Texas
Amber Barbee and fiancé, Angela Redfern, of Lufkin, Texas
 
Step Children:
Kurtis Cougler and fiancé, Hannah Fountain, of Center, Texas
Lucas Cougler and wife, Sherry, of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Connor Lovell Barbee
Phoenix Cougler
 
Brothers and Sisters:
John T. Barbee and wife, Geenie, of Center, Texas
Denel Ray Barbee and wife, Rosie, of Center, Texas
Donald Bryant Barbee and wife, Julie, of Logansport, Louisiana
Ricky Lynn “Chicken” Barbee of Center, Texas
Barbara Fay McDonald of Garrison, Texas
JoAnn Rushing and husband, Bill, of Center, Texas
Ronda Sue Holloway and husband, Robert, of Center, Texas
Vicky Lynn Snider of Center, Texas
Carolyn Inez Harkness and husband, Ricky, of Center, Texas
 
Special Friend: Hazel McKenzie
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee
Brothers: William Marshall Barbee, Bobby Patrick Barbee, Archie T. “Bo” Barbee Jr.
Sister: Beverly Ann Walker
 
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Snider, Anthony Harkness, Derek Barbee, Coby Barbee, Adam Barbee, Josh Barbee, Colton Davis and Corbyn Olivas.  Honorary pallbearers will be Antonio Olivas, Justin Barbee, Clay Barbee and Corey Holloway.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Bobbie Rhea Clark Mayes


 

 

 
88 year old Bobbie Rhea Clark Mayes of Garrison passed away on Thursday in Garrison.  Her service will be on Wednesday 24th at 1 p.m. at the Garrison Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday 24th from 12 - 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  She is survived by:
 
2 daughters: Diane Lawrence of Garrison and Louise & Alan Whitesell of Arrizonia
 
7 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchildren
 
Sister-In-Law: Sissy Clark of Lumberton
 
 
 

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Ella Mae Polley


 

 

Mrs. Ella Mae Polley 83 of Center passed away on Wednesday at Nacogdoches Medical Center.  Services will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX.  Interment will follow at the carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville, TX.
 
Bishop Roosevelt Swindle will be officiating.
 
She is survived by:
 
1 son
 
5 grandchildren
 
4 great grandchildren
 
 
 

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William "W M" Lane


 

 

Mr. William “W M” Lane, age 98, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Lane passed away on January 20, 2018 at CHI St. Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment in Lane Town Cemetery
Rev. Amos Horton, Officiating
 
VISITATION 
 Tuesday, January 23, 2018
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Wife Gertrude Lane of San Augustine, Texas
 
Son Alfred Ray Lane of Houston, Texas
 
5 Grand Children 8 Great-Grandchildren
 
Sister-in-law Myrtle Harris of Houston, Texas
 
Two cousins Lela Mae Teel of San Augustine, Texas
Ozell Garrett of Shelbyville, Texas
 
As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Linda Barbee Bell Cougler


 

 

Linda Barbee Bell Cougler, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Ronnie Luman and Bro. Son Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Cougler was born March 13, 1954, in Center, to Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee.  She was a member of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  Mrs. Cougler was of the Baptist faith.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Everett Cougler of Center, Texas
 
Children:
Brandon Barbee and wife, Lisa, of Center, Texas
Amber Barbee and fiancé, Angela Redfern, of Lufkin, Texas
 
Step Children:
Kurtis Cougler and fiancé, Hannah Fountain, of Center, Texas
Lucas Cougler and wife, Sherry, of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Connor Lovell Barbee
Phoenix Cougler
 
Brothers and Sisters:
John T. Barbee and wife, Geenie, of Center, Texas
Denel Ray Barbee and wife, Rosie, of Center, Texas
Donald Bryant Barbee and wife, Julie, of Logansport, Louisiana
Ricky Lynn “Chicken” Barbee of Center, Texas
Barbara Fay McDonald of Garrison, Texas
JoAnn Rushing and husband, Bill, of Center, Texas
Ronda Sue Holloway and husband, Robert, of Center, Texas
Vicky Lynn Snider of Center, Texas
Carolyn Inez Harkness and husband, Ricky, of Center, Texas
 
Special Friend: Hazel McKenzie
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee
Brothers: William Marshall Barbee, Bobby Patrick Barbee, Archie T. “Bo” Barbee Jr.
Sister: Beverly Ann Walker
 
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Snider, Anthony Harkness, Derek Barbee, Coby Barbee, Adam Barbee, Josh Barbee, Colton Davis and Corbyn Olivas.  Honorary pallbearers will be Antonio Olivas, Justin Barbee, Clay Barbee and Corey Holloway.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Eddie Don Duke


Eddie Don Duke, 81, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Benny Anglin officiating.  A military honors service will also be held under the direction of VFW Post 8904.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Duke was born December 29, 1936, in Franklin, to Tommie Edward Duke and Imo Aline Reeves Duke.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was a member of Word of Life Church in Carthage.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Ruth Duke of Carthage, Texas
 
Children:
Gwendolyn Stewart of Laytonville, California
Patricia Whittington of Greenwood, Louisiana
Gail Patterson of Fort Worth, Texas
Crystal Duke of Tenaha, Texas
Allen Duke of Tenaha, Texas
Arty Schultz of Tomball, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Angela Patterson
Delmar Aguilar
Kynadee Duke
Dallas Duke
Emily Stewart
Konner Barber
Kamran Barber
Christopher Schultz
 
10 Great Grandchildren
 
Sister: Sonya Suggs of Jewett, Texas
 
Brothers:
Jerry Duke of Jewett, Texas
Tommie Duke of Nacogdoches, Texas
Larry Duke of Groesbeck, Texas 
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Tommie Edward Duke and Imo Aline Reeves Duke
Sister: Jackie King
 
Pallbearers will be Lee Hoell, Jonathan Martin, Ray Brown, Michael Patterson, Terry Scull and Drew Scull.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org) or Mission Carthage (PO Box 1208, Carthage, Texas 75633).
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

 

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Don Hooper


 

 

Don Hooper, 80, of Center, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mardy Guidry officiating.  Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.
 
Mr. Hooper was born December 15, 1937, in Shelby County, to Willie Hooper and Perline Parrish Hooper.  Some of the many things he enjoyed doing with his family were fishing, gardening and raising all types of animals with the grandchildren where they learned so many valuable lessons about life they will pass on, as his grandchildren were his greatest blessings.  Mr. Hooper was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
Children:
Anjanette Dunn and husband, David, of Center, Texas
Darrell Fanguy and wife, Toshana, of Pensacola, Florida
Connie Lengl of Gary, Texas
Mike Lengl and wife, Mitzi, of Center, Texas
Jeff Lengl of Nacogdoches, Texas
J. J. Fanguy and wife, Michelle, of Timpson, Texas
Joe Hooper of Longview, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Crystal Lengl Landon
Fallon Lengl
Nic Lengl
Luke Lengl
Lauren Lengl Young
Faith Lengl
Christopher Lengl
Lee Austin Fitzgerald
Zach Fitzgerald
Tori Fanguy
Taylor Fanguy
Dustin Fanguy
Shyanna Fanguy
Alyssa Fanguy
Darrell Jon Fanguy
Hayleigh Caston
Daylon Dunn
Delaney Dunn
 
Great Grandchildren:
Alexis Lengl
Kenna Landon
Bentley Fanguy
Ethan Fitzgerald
Weston Fanguy
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Paul Hooper and wife, Henry Faye, of Martinsville, Texas
Fred Hooper and wife, Kay, of Nacogdoches, Texas
Pat Newman of Nacogdoches, Texas
Phyllis Powdrill of Nacogdoches, Texas
Kathryn Davis and husband, Dexter, of Center, Texas
Bency Hooper and wife, Connie, of Center, Texas
Becky Goodwin of Moody, Texas
 
Sisters-in-law:
Ann Hooper of Center, Texas
Kay Hooper of Cushing, Texas
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Reba Hooper
Parents: Willie Hooper and Perline Parrish Hooper
Brothers: Billy Hooper, Jerry Hooper, Larry Hooper
 
Pallbearers will be Buddy Jones, Javey Jamison, Nathan Shofner, Junior Dean, Todd Clark, Charles Bloodgood.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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James Richard Hale


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Richard Hale, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, in Shelbyville. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Jeff Headrick and Bro. Dennis Owens officiating.  Interment will follow at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mr. Hale was born February 16, 1943, in Marshall, Arkansas, to Claude Milton Hale and Letha Mae Foshee Hale.  He served in the United States Army National Guard, reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.  Mr. Hale later became a teacher, where he taught 8th grade English at Hemphill Middle School.  During his free time, Mr. Hale enjoyed golfing and watching Dallas Cowboy football.  He was member of Faith Alive Church in San Augustine, where he enjoyed sharing his Bible knowledge through various Bible study classes.
 
He is survived by wife, Barbara Coons Hale of Patroon, Texas; daughters, Pamela Hale and husband Dan Sabath of Seattle, Washington, Beverly Carter of Katy, Texas, Melody Bierwirth and husband Rich of Brighton, Tennessee; grandchildren, Britney Van Antwerp of Holland, Michigan, Muriel Albright of Brighton, Tennessee, Michael Carter of Houston, Texas, Taylor Eilers of Sydney, Australia, Zachary Carter of Katy, Texas, Ryan Bierwirth of Brighton, Tennessee, Callie Sabath of Seattle, Washington; great grandson, John Thomas Albright of Brighton, Tennessee; sister, Donna Riley of Cleveland, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; a host of golfing buddies and friends.
 
Preceded in death by granddaughter, Sarah Emmaline Adame; parents, Claude Milton Hale and Letha Mae Foshee Hale; sisters, Betty Risinger, Sue Hale; brother, Bobby Hale; mother-in-law, Virgie Coons.
 
Pallbearers will be Jerry Price, Larry Ferguson, John Underwood, Michael Carter, Zachary Carter and Mike Carter. Honorary pallbearer will be Jonathan Van Antwerp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Faith Alive Church Building Fund, 1013 FM 1277, San Augustine, Texas 75972.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Agnes Peddy Parker


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agnes Peddy Parker, 100, of Lufkin, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, in Lufkin.
 
Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, immediately prior to the funeral.  Burial will follow the service at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.
 
Mrs. Parker was born on July 24, 1917 to Walter C. and Ollie Pou Peddy, near Tenaha, Texas.  She was the middle child of five children.  A few short days after her high school graduation, Agnes married the love of her life, John Benford (Ben) Parker.  Together, they raised two daughters, Carolyn and Sandra (“Sissy”).
Although she spent most of her life as a homemaker, she also served as a bookkeeper for Ben’s service station.  Agnes was an excellent seamstress, and a fabulous cook.  Each Sunday during football season, you could find Agnes watching and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.  She had been a fan since the team’s inception.  For her 100th birthday, the Dallas Cowboys organization gifted her with autographed photos of both the team and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
 
Mrs. Parker is survived by five generations of family.  Her daughter, Sandra Gardner and husband, Frank Gardner of Katy, Texas; and her son-in-law, Bob Almand of Lufkin, Texas, survive her.  Four grandchildren also survive her: Scott Almand of Lufkin, Texas; Tim Almand and wife, Tammy, of Lufkin, Texas; Angela Gardner Mills and husband, Mark, of Katy, Texas; and Ted Gardner and wife, Marianne, of Houston, Texas.  She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Casi Almand Burchinal and husband, Skyler, of Paris, Texas; Cody Almand and wife, Mary, of Lufkin, Texas; Micah Mills and Emily Mills, of Katy, Texas; Ben Gardner, Luke Gardner and Kate Gardner, of Houston, Texas.  Agnes was also blessed with three great-great-grandchildren, Addisyn Burchinal, Alyvia Burchinal, and Avery Burchinal, all of Paris, Texas. She is also survived by two brothers, Walter Peddy and wife, Jean, of Tenaha, Texas, and Julian Peddy, and wife Elaine, of Tenaha, Texas, as well as a multitude of beloved nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Parker, daughter, Carolyn Almand, a brother, Jennings Peddy, sister, Inez Peddy Pool, and sisters-in-law, Faye Peddy and Helen Peddy, and brother-in-law, Lewis Pool.
 
Pallbearers are Bob Peddy, George Peddy, Cody Almand, Skyler Burchinal, Terry Scull, and Frank Kilpatrick.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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A D Whittington


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A D Whittington, 64, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 18, 2018 in Timpson, Texas.  Born March 20, 1953, A D is the son of the late Robert and Hazel (Miller) Whittington.  Visitation will be held 10AM – 12PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.  Graveside service will be held at 2PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Mt. Olive Cemetery, 4417 CR 4054, Timpson, Texas.
 
A D was a friend of many in Timpson.  You could always find him socializing at Timpson Quick Stop.  He enjoyed life and spending time with family and friends.  
 
Mr. Whittington is survived by his daughters, Gena Littlejohn, Christy Whittington; brother, Tony Whittington and wife Pat; sisters, Martha Gilbert and husband Richard, Maxine Whittington, Robbie Whittington, Delmar Wallace; 7 grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
 
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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Annie Ruth Cox


 

 

NAME   MRS. ANNIE RUTH COX                                        AGE:     89  
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:     01/19/2018, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :           08/13/1922, GENEVA, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      SUNDAY, 01/21/2018, 3 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    GRAVESIDE,  MACUNE CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   SUNDAY, 01/21/2018, 2-3 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           GRAVESIDE, MACUNE CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
OFFICIATING:    
 
BURIAL:        MACUNE CEMETERY
 
FATHER:  LOUIS HANZEL                        MOTHER:    ANNIE LOU AMEY HANZEL  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    PREVIOUS OWNER/OPERATOR OF COX TV REPAIR SERVICE 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     BAPTIST
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
 SON:  GEORGE COX & WIFE BETSY OF MILAM, TEXAS
 
DAUGHTER:  CARLYN LAND & HUSBAND EDWARD OF SAN AUGUSITNE
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  HEATHER & DEAN WATTS; BRIAN & DEYSY COX; LESLEY LAND; & CHRISTY  ALLMAN
 
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN:  MATTHEW WATTS; HADLEY WATTS; SAMANTHA ALLMAN; DYLAN COX; & GAMERON ALLMAN
 
SISTERS:  HELEN WARNER OF COLORADO, MARY LOU MORSE OF ORANGE
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, LOUIS & ANNNIE LOU HANZEL; HUSBAND, CARL COX; SISTERS, DOROTHY CRAIG & SUE THIBODEAUX 
 
 
 

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Robert Olen Hensarling


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Olen Hensarling, 81, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2018 in San Augustine. He was born on October 11, 1936 in San Augustine to Joseph Ralph Hensarling and Versie Ellen Hook Hensarling.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Attoyac Baptist Church in San Augustine. 
 
Robert was raised in the Goodwin Community. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served two years before returning home. Robert treasured his precious moments spent with his grandsons. He also loved playing dominoes or just sitting around and talking with friends and family. 
 
Robert is survived by his sons, Kevin Hensarling and wife, Debra Ann of Palestine and Craig Hensarling of Houston; brothers, Kenneth Bryan Hensarling and wife, Janice of Blackjack and Vernon Ralph Hensarling and wife, Joyce of Sugarland; and grandchildren, Charles Joseph Hensarling, James Robert Hensarling, Joshua Hensarling, and Greg Hall. 
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Versie Hensarling; daughter, Susan Renee Hensarling; and four sisters. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 
 

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Billie Jean Wall


 

 

Billie Jean Wall, 87, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 
 
Mrs. Wall was born September 22, 1930, in Shelby County, to Marvin Jones and Iz Hughes Jones.  For several years, she was the owner and operator of a little café.  She enjoyed meeting and getting to know the different people she was able to serve.  Her hobbies included photography, gardening, working with flowers and listening to country music.  Mrs. Wall was a member of James Church of Christ.  
 
She is survived by
Son: Tony Wall and wife, Louise, of Center
 
Granddaughter: Leslie Wall of Center
 
Brothers:
David Jones of Center
Sammy Jones and wife, Joy, of McClelland
 
Sisters:
Helen Sanford and husband, Ozwalt, of Center
Pat Peace and husband, Monk, of Center
Jo Norris of Center
Linda Foreman and husband, Bobby, of Houston
Rose Jones of Center  
Mary Walker of Center
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Renita Jones of Huxley
Karen Jones of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Honorary Grandchildren:
Carlee Linebarger
Colin Linebarger
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Lester B. Wall
Parents: Marvin Jones and Iz Hughes Jones
Sister: Barbara Waller
Brothers: Donald Jones, Bob Jones
 
A special thanks to Affinity Hospice and her caretaker, Reba Daniels, for their compassionate care.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Mavis Elliott


 

 

Mavis Elliott, 88, of Huxley, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born on January 30, 1929 in Shelby County to L.D. “Huey” Risinger and Ruth Armstreet Risinger. Funeral services for Mavis will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kevin Windham, Bro. Bobby Warr, and Lynn Raymond officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 19, 2018 in the Mangum Funeral Home Stateroom. 
 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 
 

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Clarence Oliver Austin


 

 

Percy Garner & Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of:
 
DOB: 01/10/1940 DoD: 01/14/ 2018
 
Mr. Clarence Oliver Austin, age 78, of Lufkin, Texas.  Mr. Austin passed away on January 14, 2018 at CHI Memorial Specialty Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, January 20, 2018
11:00 a.m.
New Union Grove Baptist Church
Interment in Pisgha Cemetery
Rev. Napoleon Shaw, Officiating
 
VISITATION 
 Friday, January 19, 2018
12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Wife Margie Brooks Austin of Lufkin, Texas
 
Son Anthony Austin of Corpus Christy
 
Step-sons Samual Brooks (Willma) of San Augustine, Texas
Sanford Brooks of San Augustine, Texas
Terry Teagle (Debra) of Houston, Texas
Keith Teagle Sr. of La Marque, Texas
 
Daughter Angela Wallace of Corpus Christy
 
Step-Daughter Gale Briscoe of Houston, Texas
Debra Wade of Houston, Texas
Jackie Greene (Ricky) of Houston, Texas
 
32 Grand Children 48 Great-Grand Children 11 Great-Great Grand Children
 
Step-Sister Raphael L. White of League City, Texas
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends
 
 

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Clarence Weaver


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clarence Weaver, 87, of Timpson, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Mike Oliver and Bro. Son Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mr. Weaver was born July 19, 1930, in Broaddus, to James Weaver and Mattie Hines Weaver.  He enjoyed working as a mechanic, farming and spending time with his family.  He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Weaver was a past member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Margie Windham Weaver of Timpson
 
Daughter: Tammy Shofner and husband, Johnny, of Center
 
Step Children:
Jimmy Williams and wife, Rosalie, of Palestine
Keith Williams and wife, Erna, of Lufkin
Pam Williams and husband, Gary, of Lufkin
 
Grandchildren:
Clarence Randy Weaver, Jr. and wife, Amanda, of Shelbyville
Derek Barbee and wife, Megan, of Center
Juston Barbee and wife, Jolie, of Center
Clayton Barbee and wife, Sarah, of Center
 
7 Step Grandchildren
 
8 Great Grandchildren
 
14 Step Great Grandchildren
 
Nieces: 
Cathey Monk and husband, Sam, of Center
Nelda Cook of Etoile
 
Host of other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Julie Rushing Weaver
Son: Clarence Randy Weaver, Sr.
Parents: James and Mattie Weaver
 
Numerous brothers and sisters
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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J. Frank "Jaybird" Edge


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. Frank “Jaybird” Edge, 93, of Lufkin, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, at his residence.  
 
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. David Hunt, Rev. Ronald Evans, Rev. Jeffery Smith and Rev. Conlen Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
 
Mr. Edge was born December 6, 1924, in Center to Henry Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge.  He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.  He mentored all of his brothers and made sure they always had employment.  Mr. Edge retired from Pipefitter Local Union #211.  As a hobby, he enjoyed metal detecting and fishing.  Mr. Edge was a member of Eastview United Pentecostal Church in Lufkin.
 
 
 
 
 
He is survived by
Wife: Velma Edge of Lufkin
 
Daughter: Patricia Jones and husband, Glen, of Lufkin
 
Grandchildren:
Conlen Jones and wife, Jennifer
Monica Speed and husband, Rodger
Christy Riddick and husband, Danny
Naomi Evans and husband, Brandon
 
Great Grandchildren:
Linsie Jones
Ethan Jones
Noah Jones
Moriah Marks and husband, Kenneth
Sarah Whatley and husband, Cody
Nick Speed and wife, Cristina
Justin Speed
Matthew Edge
Parker Evans
Owen Evans
Nathan Riddick
Nichole Riddick
Mikele Riddick
Avery Riddick
 
Great Great Grandchildren:
Braygen Marks
Kaislee Marks
Jayden Whatley
Ryleigh Whatley
Christian Speed
Nichole Speed
 
Brothers:
James Edge and wife, LaNell, of Lake Jackson
Lyndon Edge and wife, Vicki, of Rogers, Arkansas
Paul Edge of Desert Hot Springs, California
Dale Edge of Crockett
 
Sister-in-law: Mary Edge Stacy of Angleton
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives
 
Preceded in death by
Son: Rev. Michael J. Edge 
Daughter-in-law: Marilyn Edge
Sisters: Maxine Miller, Joyce Adams, Jackie Miller
Brother: Henry Wesley Edge
 
Pallbearers will be Travis Quinn, John Miller, Danny Edge, Keith Edge, Larry Edge and Steve Miller.  Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Bright, Roy Bright, Ted Bright, Randy Bright and Jack Quinn.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Folsom Chapel Cemetery Fund.
 
A special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice, Veterans Association, Salvation Army Daycare and Texas Home Health for their compassionate care.  Also, a very special thanks to his special nephew, Benny Bright, for his care and assistance through the years.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Rodney Paul Brittain


 

 

Rodney Paul Brittain, 47, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on January 13, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born in Shreveport on October 14, 1970 to Travis Leroy Brittain and Cathy Ann Sample Brittain. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM prior to service time at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Rodney grew up in Center and graduated from Center High School in 1988. He was a people person and very much enjoyed spending time with friends. Rodney was a lot of fun to be around and could always make people smile. He also liked to visit the elderly and help lift their spirits. Rodney had a passion for history and loved to read and study about the past. He could tell you anything you wanted to know about World War II. If you really wanted to get into an interesting conversation with him, just bring up the Star Wars saga. He also loved riding four wheelers and shooting guns. 
 
Rodney is survived by his mother, Cathy Sample Brittain of Center; father, Travis Brittain and wife, Sharon of Center; sons, Trace Garrett Brittain of Shelbyville and Tristan Samford of Huxley; sisters, Nikki Brittain of Richmond and Jill Jefferson and husband, Keith of Center; brothers, Jamey Brittain and wife, Courtney of Tenaha, Charley Brittain of Tenaha, and Josh Cooper and wife, Chelsea of Timpson; grandmother, Hazel Brittain of Garrison; nephew, Logan Jefferson of Center; niece, Morgan Jefferson of Center; aunts and uncles, Barbara Richards and husband, Charles of Garrison, Debbie Snider and husband, Billy of Center, and Larry Sample and wife, Debbie of Center; special pet and best friend, Tessie; and numerous cousins and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Pete Brittain; maternal grandfather, P.O. Sample; and maternal grandmother, Odell Sample. 
 
Pallbearers will be Mark Livingston, Dirk Palmer, Charley Brittain, Mark Jones, Will Lucas, Spence Dance, Sean Wright, Wes Brittain, Steve Cox, and Bubba Mallory.
Honorary pallbearer is Steven Harkness.
 
The family would like to extend special thanks to Vivian and CJ Hammaker of Shreveport and the critical care unit staff of Willis Knighton North in Shreveport. 
 
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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Gordon Nelson


 
 
98-year-old Gordon William Nelson died Sunday, January 14th, 2018.  He was born in the Silas Community on September 23rd, 1919 to Charlie and Hettie Nelson. He graduated from SFA and taught high school for several years in Newton and Port Neches.  He lived in the Beaumont area for many years, married Dorothy Dougharty, and raised a family.  Mr. Nelson worked in the lab at a refinery that became Union 76 and eventually Chevron. After retirement from the oil industry, he moved back to the Silas Community. Gordon liked to raise animals, drink coffee, eat pie, and visit with people.  The folks at the Quick Stop were like family to him.
 
He was preceded in death by:
 
parents, Charlie and Hettie Nelson
brothers, Elzie Nelson and wife June
               Joe Emmitt Nelson
 
daughter, Karen Smith
 
mother of his children, Dorothy LaHaye
 
Gordon is survived by:
 
son, Don and Sharon Nelson of Center
 
daughter, Nancy Stockman of Temple
 
grandchildren, Jeremy and Brandis Stockman of Salt Lake City, Utah
  Amy Smith of Belton
  Ben and Casey Nelson of Waco
 
son-in-law, O.K. Smith of Belton
 
sister-in-law, Christene Nelson of Spring
 
Mr. Nelson is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
 
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27th, 2018, at the Mt. Olive Baptist church in Silas, where he has been a member since a young age.  There will be visitation time immediately after the service, then a private interment in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.
 

 

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Kathleen Hawk


 

 

Kathleen Hawk, 69, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on January 14, 2018 in Tenaha. She was born on March 17, 1948 in St. Clair, Michigan to Harold Lloyd Shaver and Doris May Sanborn Shaver. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 
 
 
 

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Peggy Sue Allison


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy Sue Allison, 76, of Center, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, in Center.
 
Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Jerry Green officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
Mrs. Allison was born September 9, 1941, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Johnny Morgan and Ida Green Morgan. She worked as an administrative assistant in Atlanta, Georgia, for several years.  Later in life, she enjoyed working as a cashier at HEB and Walmart.  She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Center Chapter.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Bill Allison and Amy Jones of Massillon, Ohio
David Allison of Center, Texas
Michelle Durbin and husband, Thomas, of Nacogdoches, Texas
Michael Allison of Center, Texas
 
Grandson: Derek Hughes
 
A number of other grandchildren and great grandchildren
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Jerry Green and wife, Evonne, of Center, Texas
Ruby Bradshaw of Timpson, Texas
Mary Stephenson of Timpson, Texas
Barbara Guch of Quitman, Texas
 
Numerous other relatives
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: W.F. Allison
Parents: Johnny Morgan and Ida Green Morgan
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Randolph Williams


 

 

Randolph Williams, 48, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, at his residence.  
 
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 15, 2018, at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Sister Angela Waller officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Williams was born April 28, 1969, in Center, to Bazelle “Ed” Williams and Anita Louise Windham Williams.  His hobbies included fishing and riding four wheelers.  
 
He is survived by
Children:
Rachel Nicole Williams of Waco
Christopher Scott Williams of Waco
 
Brothers and Sisters:
Anita Killey and husband, Robert, of Center
Tammy Davis and husband, Ronnie, of Center
Edward Williams and wife, Donna, of Center
Franklin Williams and wife, Lynn, of Center
Lucinda Richards and husband, Wayne, of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Bazelle “Ed” Williams and Anita Louise Windham Williams
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 

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Queen Esther Standley


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Funeral service for Mrs. Queen Esther Standley (77) of Center, Texas will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:00pm at St Paul Baptist Church (617 Hopkins Street, Center, Texas 75935).  Mrs. Standley was born December 9, 1940.  Mrs. Standley died at Willow Brook Nursing Center, Nacogdoches, Texas on Thursday, January 11, 2018.   Brother Freddie Wilson will be officiation.   
 
Mrs. Standley is survived by:
 
2 Sons:  Rev. Steve (Lillie) Standley of San Augustine, Texas
Craig Standley of Augusta, Georgia 
 
3 Daughters:  Sharon Standley of Nacogdoches, Texas 
           Janice Land of Center, Texas 
Sheaqua Standley of Center, Texas 
 
3 Brothers:  Vance Ratcliff (Marie) of Nacogdoches, Texas
        Willie Ray Ratcliff of Minden, La
         Roderick Ratcliff 
 
6 Sisters:  Merlan Ratcliff of Houston, Texas
    Betty Ratcliff of Tenaha, Texas 
    Joyce (Jackie) Garrett of Beaumont, Texas
    Edith (Walter) Thomas of Center, Texas 
    Elaine Moore of Tenaha, Texas 
    Patsy Casey of Nacogdoches, Texas 
           
 
Visitation:   Tuesday, January 16, 2018 after 1:00pm from the hours of 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
              
Committal:  McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas 
 
Repass:  St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 

 

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Ronny "Shot" Lynch


 

 

 

Ronny “Shot” Lynch, 64, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 11, 2018 in Center. He was born on October 19, 1953 in Center to Arthur Lynch and Marcelline Parker. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating. 
 
A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
Shot grew up in the Goober Hill community in south Shelby County. One day on the Center square, he happened to meet Penny Hutcherson and his life changed forever. That brief moment turned into 36 years full of memories and love. Shot treasured the time he spent with his family, friends, and neighbors. His grandkids were the lights of his life. He could spend countless hours just watching them rip, run, and play in the yard. He followed them wherever they went, and he especially liked watching Haleigh play softball. Those babies had his heart, and every second he was with them, priceless memories were made. 
 
Shot was an avid outdoorsman. No one around loved to hog hunt and coon hunt as much as him. His passion for hunting earned his dogs the title of “best around.” People that knew him could tell stories for days about Shot and his dogs. The interesting part about his hunting adventures was that he did it riding the back of a mule instead of on a four-wheeler. Shot’s theory was that his mule could go places those four-wheelers couldn’t.  If you couldn’t find him at work or at home, you knew he was in the woods. This was his sanctuary, his place of peace. Some people travel the world and many of their friends and family would even invite Shot and Penny to go on those fun and exciting trips. Shot would encourage Penny to seize that opportunity, but as for him, he was content in nature. Shot saw the world in the woods. There was no need for bright lights and big city. He was surrounded by magnificence and beauty in the great outdoors right here in East Texas. 
 
Shot was also known for his “junkin.’” He made a hobby of collecting and hauling junk. He could find a use for just about anything. Everyone who travels back and forth through the southern part of Shelby County will pass by Shot’s place. It was his little piece of paradise where he would keep all of his junkin’ findings. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t know Shot Lynch. He never met a stranger and would be happy to have a conversation with any who wanted to stop by just to talk.
 
Shot spent fifteen years working for Shelby County Precinct 2 and the last few years working for Precinct 3. His co-workers became more like family and he valued them all. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Shot loved his church and his church family very much. He was a kind, light-hearted, and genuine man who will be dearly missed by all.
 
Shot is survived by his beloved wife, Penny Lynch of Center; son, Nathan Lynch and wife, Beth of Joaquin; brother, Donny Lynch and wife, Lucille of Marshall; sisters, Diane Jackson and husband, Jerry of Nacogdoches and Sharon Johnson and husband, Tyson of Center; sisters-in-law, Jayne Crain of Center and Lizann Burke and Roy Blackshear of Center; grandchildren, Haleigh, Bryleigh, and Cutter Lynch all of Joaquin; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends. 
 
He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur C. Lynch; mother, Marcelline Parker Lynch Green; stepfather, James T. Greer; mother-in-law, Peggy Hutcherson; father-in-law, Hutch Hutcherson; brothers-in-law, Roy Crain and Mike Burke; and nephew, Cody Johnson. 
 
Pallbearers will be Spud Faussett, Chuck Raymond, Jimbo Faussett, Lewis Ross, Roy Blackshear, Tony Denby, Mike Powdrill, Keith O’Rear, Vic Cooper, Todd Clark, Craig Hendricks and Ron Hendricks.
 
Honorary pallbearers are Gaylon Howard, Terry Walton, Johnny Magby and the employees of Shelby County Precinct 3: Charles Barr, Roy Cheatwood, David Cheatwood, Jimmy Daw, Rex Haas, Bob Jones, Bob Cheatwood, Kevin Meyers and Michael Stahl.
 
Memorial donations can be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 1645 FM 2608, Center, Texas, 75935.
 
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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Jeffrey Wade Jones


 

 

Jeffrey Wade Jones, 38, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 9, 2018 in Carthage, Texas.  Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 20, 1979, Jeffrey is the son of Charles Wesley Jones and Patricia Carrington.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until service time on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.  Funeral service will be held Saturday January 13, 2018 at 2PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas with Bro. Dee Daniel officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 
 
Jeffrey graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1997. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University and University of Las Vegas Nevada. He received his degree from UNLV in 2006 in Marketing. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
 
Jeffrey lived for many years in Las Vegas where he worked in Retail Sales before returning to the East Texas area. At the time of his death Jeffrey resided in Timpson, Texas.
Jeffrey was not only a loving son and brother, but a loyal, committed friend to all the many friends he made throughout his short years. He had a charming, witty way about him that often lifted spirits of those around him. He was never at a loss for words and never met a stranger. We are all better for having had him in our lives and he will be missed every day by all who had the pleasure of calling him their friend and brother.
 
He is the son of the late Charles Wesley Jones and Patricia Robinson Carrington and Joe Carrington. He is also preceded in death by his older brother, Wesley Blake Jones.
He leaves behind maternal uncles, aunts, and cousins; Glen and Dancy Robinson, Markham Robinson, and Dan and Shea Hale, David and Angela Robinson, Brian and Allie Stringer, and Andrew and Anna Harris all of whom reside in Mississippi.
 
Paternal aunts and uncles include Tim and Freida Johnson and Gail Wagley, Steve and Becky Benson, Rodney Benson and family, Doug and Lisa Tankersley, Kevin and Dee McNew all of whom live in West Texas.
 
He was blessed with his Timpson family, Billy and Janeice Carrington, Bubba and Katherine Carrington, Jared and Madison Jones, John and Kinsey Jones, and Chris and Christian Carrington.
 
 
 
 

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Kenneth Earl Baggett


 

 

Kenneth Earl Baggett, 59, of Center, passed away January 10, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Robert Baggett officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.
 
Mr. Baggett was born December 29, 1958, in La Mesa, California, to John T. Baggett and Bonnie Belsha Baggett.  His hobbies included motorcycles, martial arts and music.  He was of the Christian faith.
 
He is survived by
Mother: Bonnie Belsha Baggett of Center
 
Sons:
Cody Baggett of Wichita, Kansas
Brandon Childs of Huntington
 
Brother: Curtis Baggett and wife, Sherry, of Center
 
Niece: 
Delainey Baggett of Center
Desirae Perry of Houston
 
Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Father: John T. Baggett
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Laura W. McDonald


 

 

Laura W. McDonald, 80, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on January 9, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on March 21, 1937 in Odessa, Texas to James McGuire and Opal (Harrison) McGuire. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church, Hwy 417E off of Hwy 87S in Shelbyville, Texas with Bro. Don Windham officiating.
 
Laura enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers play baseball. She found great joy in spending time with her family.  Laura was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She enjoyed spending time outdoors working in her beautiful flower gardens.  Laura was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville and loved her church dearly.  
 
She is survived daughters, Rita McNally and husband, Gary of New Summerfield, Texas, Jeanie Tagg and husband, Howard of Lindale, Texas; son, James McDonald and wife, Melinda of Shelbyville, Texas; sisters, Iola Hicks, Margaret McGuire, Pat Richard, Eulene Hughes, Jo Segura; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.  
 
Laura is preceded in death by her loving husband, J G McDonald, and her parents.
 
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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JoAnn Tucker Jameson


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JoAnn Tucker Jameson, 66, of Center, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Goodwyn officiating.  Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mrs. Jameson was born November 14, 1951, in Houston, to George Leon Tucker and Pearl Earnestine Atkinson Tucker.  She was a member of Campti Pentecostal Church.
 
She is survived by 
 
Daughter: Christina Powell and husband, Thomas, of Center
Their Children: 
Rachel Powell of Center
Rebekah Powell of Center
Rileigh Powell of Center
Thomas Powell of Center
 
Son:
Steve W. Jameson II and wife, Deyonna, of Center
Their Children:
Will of Mineral Wells
Monty of Nevada
Steve Ryan Jameson of Center
Matthew Jameson of Center
 
Daughter:
Doris Snodgrass and husband, Douglas, of Center
Their Children:
John Anthony of Center
Rickie Snodgrass of Center
Katelynn Pearl of Center
Kimberlynn Faye of Center
 
Mother: Pearl Earnestine Stoddard of Houston
 
Brothers and Sisters:
William Lee Tucker and wife, Jackie, of Houston
Robert Dale Stoddard and wife, Darla, of Houston
Patricia Glover and husband, Ronald, of Houston
Gary George Tucker of Tyler
Lora Schumann and husband, Craig, of Friendswood
 
Sister-in-law: Kathy Tucker of Houston
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Steve W. Jameson
Father: George Tucker
Brother: Sonny Tucker
Stepfather: Robert Stoddard
 
Pallbearers will be Tommy Powell, Steve Ryan Jameson, Matthew Jameson, John Quintero, Eddie Palmer, Thomas Powell, Douglas Snodgrass and Steve Jameson II.  Honorary pallbearer will be William Lee Tucker.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Madalynne Stockton


 

 

NAME       MRS. MADALYNNE STOCKTON                                    AGE:   95    
 
ADDRESS:     BROADUSS, TEXAS
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    12/05/2017,  HUNTINGTON, TEXAS   
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :     09/05/1922, DERIDDER, LOUISIANA      
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;    SATURDAY, 01/13/2017, 2:00 P.M.   
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:  GRAVESIDE - CAMP RUBY CEMETERY, POLK COUNTY, TEXAS  
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   N/A
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:    N/A       
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. DON LOFTON 
 
BURIAL:   CAMP RUBY CEMETERY, POLK COUNTY, TEXAS     
 
FATHER:   DEWEY WILLIAMS                      MOTHER:     RUBY DONALDSON 
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   INSPECTOR, MANAGEMENT FOR TEXAS BOLT FOR 30 YEARS   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:   BAPTIST   
 
SURVIVED BY:  
DAUGHTER:  SANDRA MCDANIEL OF BROADDUS, TEXAS
SON:  WILLARD HARRY STOCKTON OF CLIBIT, OKLAHOMA
12 GRANDCHILDREN; 27 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; 28 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, WILLARD LEROY STOCKTON; SON, WILLIAM LARRY STOCKTON; MOM, RUBY SUTTON; SISTERS, VERTA, BONNIE, & ELSIE.  
 

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Allen Scott Terry


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen Scott Terry, 57, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on January 8, 2018 in Dallas. He was born on September 20, 1960 in Kingsville, Texas to Wilbert Scott Terry, Jr. and Pauline Norton Terry. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.
 
Allen moved to Shelbyville, Texas with his family at the young age of nine years old.  He attended Shelbyville High School.  He attended TSTI in Waco, Texas and obtained a Waste Water Treatment Certification.  Allen made his home in Dallas, Texas with his wife Denise Karpuk working daily for Multi Packaging Solutions as maintenance personnel.  He was an avid runner, enjoyed yoga, and spent much time reading.  
 
Allen is survived by his wife, Denise Karpuk of Dallas, Texas; mother, Pauline Norton Terry of Shelbyville, Texas; brother, Cooper Terry and wife Debbie of Longview, Texas; sister, Allyson Jamison and husband Mark of Henderson, Nevada; nieces and nephews, Riley Jamison of Sherman Oaks, California, Ethan Jamison of Denver, Colorado, Connor Terry of College Station, Texas, Caleb Terry of Longview, Texas, Carter Terry of Longview, Texas; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
 
He is preceded in death by his father, Wilbert Scott Terry, Jr.
 
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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Bobby Warr


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Gene Warr, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Houston.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Bobby O. Warr and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Bobby was born August 21, 1939, in Center, to Dillon Warr and Eula Mae Hammers Warr.  He graduated Center High School in 1957 and went on to further his education at Panola Community College, Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Houston.  He majored in Business Administration.  Bobby opened his first hair salon in Center, where he served men and women for fifteen years.  He changed professions midlife by attending Lamar University to improve professional and technical skills in construction.  There, he made the Dean’s Honor list at age forty-one.  Later, he worked for Brown and Root in the electrical and technical division until he retired in 2000.  Bobby was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville, a Lifetime 33º Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner at Tyler Shrine.  He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 58 years: Nancy Lacy Warr of Center, Texas
 
Children:
Tracy Warr Doggett and husband, Reese, of Houston, Texas
Wesley Allen Warr of Houston, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Justin Robert Doggett and wife, Maria, of Austin, Texas
Erin Elise Hernandez and husband, Erick, of Houston, Texas
Amber Nicole Warr of Sontag, Mississippi
 
Great Grandchildren:
Tyler Erick Hernandez
Austin Reese Hernandez
Caden Lee Case
Paxton Trent Hodges
 
Sisters-in-law and Brother-in-law:
Janis Lacy Compton and husband, Jeep, of Lufkin, Texas
Dr. Joe Neal Lacy and wife, Jane Ann, of Fort Worth, Texas
Linda Lacy Reinhart of Columbus, Ohio
Norma Jo Warr of Kingwood, Texas
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Dillon Warr and Eula Mae Hammers Warr
Brother: Sherrill D. Warr
Father-in-law: John Neal Lacy
Mother-in-law: Zelma Lacy Pate
 
Pallbearers will be Brad Alan Hughes, Brent Ashton Hughes, Justin Robert Doggett, Barry Webb, Darren Webb, Matt Matthews, Al Jamison and Gregory J. Warr. Honorary pallbearers will be George M. Smith Jr., Michael Meeks, Harold Warr, Luke Motley III, Joe Anderson, Buddy Hancock, Loman Russell, Jimmy McCauley, Charles St.Clair, Ronny Hughes and Dr. Robert Hughes.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

 

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Norma Jean Chance


 

 

Norma Jean Chance, 90, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at noon.
 
Mrs. Chance was born September 12, 1927, in Spirit Lake, Idaho, to Willard Roy Marty and Mary Mareta Ditton Marty.  She was employed with the US Census Bureau, where she retired as a District Supervisor after twenty five years of service.  Her hobbies include crocheting and reading.  Mrs. Chance attended Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and formerly attended Union Baptist Church in Harrison, Arkansas.
 
She is survived by
Sons:
Gerald Chance of Clarksville, Virginia
Jimmie Chance of Houston, Texas
Ralph Chance and wife, Kristi, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Randy Chance of Broomfield, Colorado
 
Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Larry Chance
Parents: Willard Roy Marty and Mary Mareta Ditton Marty
Grandchildren: Keith Chance, Jason Chance
Great Grandson: Michael Chance
Sister: Donna Marty
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Bobby G. Warr


 

 

Bobby G. Warr, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Houston.
 
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel.
 
 
Among his survivors is his wife, Nancy Lacy Warr of Center; son, Wesley Allen Warr of Houston and daughter, Tracy Warr Doggett and husband, Reese, of Houston.
 
 
Additional information and survivors to be announced at a later time.
 
 

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Judy Elaine Matthews


 

 

Judy Elaine Matthews, 67 of Timpson, Texas, passed away on January 4, 2018 in Timpson. She was born on May 9, 1950 in Tyler, Texas to Claude Cecil Osborn and Mary Kate Gregory. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. 
 
Judy is survived by her mother, Mary Kate Bennett; daughter, Karen Miller and husband, Bill of Tyler; sons, Michael Matthews and wife, Teri of Cypress and Kevin Smith and wife, Krista of Theresa, New York; brothers, Thomas Osborne and wife, Regina of Lubbock, Jimmy Bennett and wife, Terri of New Harmony, and Ronnie Bennett and wife, Beth of Chandler; sisters, Linda Cook of Garrison and Kathy Hill and husband, Lynn of Van, Debra Bickel and husband, Gary of Granbury; grandchildren, Marissa Matthews, Kody Smith, Kyle Smith, Kalyn Smith, Kade Smith, Gabrielle Wood and husband William, Jeffrey Cagle, Christian Cagle, and McKenzie Miller; great-grandchildren, Abilene, Austin, and Alison; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Lester Matthews; father, Claude Osborn; son, Keith Smith; brother, Jerry Osborn; brother-in-law, Johnny Cook; and step-father, Trumas Bennett.
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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Logan Ruth Hartt


 

 

Logan Ruth Hartt, infant daughter of Heath Hartt and Sara Brazzil Hartt, passed away at 9:55 a.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Texas Children’s Medical Center in Houston.  She was born January 1, 2018, at 5:55 a.m.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Jason Fulbright and Bro. Timothy Roberson officiating.  Visitation will be held at the cemetery, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  
 
She is survived by
Parents: Heath Hartt and Sara Brazzil Hartt
 
Grandparents:
Robert and Teresa Hartt
Richard and Jannette Brazzil
 
Aunts and Uncles:
Shannon and Jennifer Wilson
Andy and Kristin Seals
Brennan and Holly Oliver
 
Cousins:
Maddie Wilson
Allie Seals
Aven Seals
 
Numerous other family members and friends
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
 
 

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Virginia Sue Parsons Howard


 

 

Virginia Sue Parsons Howard, 72, of Center, passed away peacefully at her home on January 3, 2018.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.
 
Sue was born January 5, 1945, in Electra, Texas, to Raymond R. Parsons and Virginia Cooper Parsons. She married Wayne R. Howard on May 14, 1966. Sue was a member of First Baptist Church in Center. She grew up in Levelland, Texas and eventually moved to Center in 1977. Sue taught school in Shelbyville and Center and was very interested in kid’s education and wellbeing. She enjoyed talking to young people at every opportunity.
 
 
Sue truly cared for her family and friends and wanted everyone she came in contact with to enjoy life as much as she did.
 
She is survived by
Husband of 51 years: Wayne R. Howard
 
Children:
Corby Wayne Howard and wife, Kateri, of Hallsville, Texas
Courtney Howard Helton and husband, Scott, of Dripping Springs, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Connor A. Howard
Blake T. Helton
Cole H. Helton
 
Brothers-in-law:
Jimmy L. Howard
Danny L. Mitchell
 
A number of nieces, nephews and cousins
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond R. Parsons and Virginia Cooper Parsons
Sister-in-law: Clara L. Howard Mitchell
 
Pallbearers will be Corby Howard, Scott Helton, Blake Helton, Cole Helton, Scott Mitchell and Wil Blackshear.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Howard, Danny Mitchell and John Childress.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to HeartsWay Hospice http://www.heartswayhospice.org/about/donate/ or First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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JoAnn Tucker Jameson


 

 

JoAnn Tucker Jameson, 66, of Center, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
 

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Mary Nell Dorman Uselton


 

Mary Nell Dorman Uselton, 89, of Pearland, Texas, passed away on January 2, 2018 in Katy, Texas. She was born on August 6, 1928 in Independence, Louisiana to William Joseph Dorman and Lydia Ellen Heugel Dorman. A private interment at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin will be held at a later date. 
 
Mary received her Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola University in New Orleans. After graduation, she worked as a pharmacist for over thirty years. Mary had a servant’s heart and this was evident through her volunteer work at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston for seventeen years, as well as her time volunteering for the USO. Mary found great joy helping others in any way she possibly could. She was a member of the Christ Church Cathedral in Houston and loved singing in the choir there for many years. She will be deeply missed by all of friends, family, and loved ones. 
 
She is survived by her daughter, Rachel Uselton Williams; two grandsons, Daryl and Brett Williams; great-grandson, Daniel Joseph Williams; great-granddaughter, Leigh Ann Williams; sister, Nikki Esther Dorman Spencer; brothers, William Joseph Dorman and John Timothy Dorman; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
 
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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Virginia Sue Parsons Howard


 

Virginia Sue Parsons Howard, 72, of Center, passed away peacefully at her home on January 3, 2018.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.
 
Sue was born January 5, 1945, in Electra, Texas, to Raymond R. Parsons and Virginia Cooper Parsons.  She married Wayne R. Howard on May 14, 1966. Sue was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Husband of 51 years: Wayne R. Howard
 
Children:
Corby Wayne Howard and wife, Kateri, of Hallsville, Texas
Courtney Howard Helton and husband, Scott, of Dripping Springs, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Connor A. Howard
Blake T. Helton
Cole H. Helton
 
Brothers-in-law: 
Jimmy L. Howard
Danny L. Mitchell
 
A number of nieces, nephews and cousins
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond R. Parsons and Virginia Cooper Parsons
Sister-in-law: Clara L. Howard Mitchell
 
Pallbearers will be Corby Howard, Scott Helton, Blake Helton, Cole Helton, Scott Mitchell and Wil Blackshear.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Howard and John Childress.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to HeartsWay Hospice http://www.heartswayhospice.org/about/donate/ or First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Shirley Mae Jackson


 

 

 
62 year old Shirley Mae Jackson, of Center passed away on Thursday 28th at the St. Luke Hospital in Houston.  Services will be Saturday 6th at 2 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Jackson officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. John Cemetery in Tenaha.  
 
She is survived by:
 
Husband: Alton Jackson of Center
 
1 Daughter: LaTasha Garrett of Center
 
4 Sisters: Annie Lee & Coleman Johnson, Rose Pitts, Shelia Reed, and Gloria Reed all of Center
 
4 Brothers L.J. Louise Reed of Houston, Aurthor & Renell Reed and Jimmy & Geneva Reed all of Center, and J.C. & Linda Reed of Henderson
 
 
 

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Thurman Nobles


 

The family of Thurman Nobles 79 of Center has chosen cremation no services are planned.

 

    

 
 

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Thomas Irving


 

 
The family of Thomas Irving has chosen cremation and no services are planned.  
 
 

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Lee Autry Williams


 

 

 
76 year old Mr. Lee Autry Williams of Center passed away on Saturday 30th at his home.  Services will be on Saturday 6th at 11 a.m. at the Triumph Church in Center with Rev. Byron Coutee Jr. officiating.  Interment will follow in the Blount Chapel Cemetery.  
 
He is survived by:
 
 
Wife: Patricia Ann Williams of Center
 
5 Daughters: Laronda & Ronnie Williams of Center; Gwen Chapman, Linda Jones, Abby Jones, and Ann Jones all of Pasco, WA.
 
2 Sons: Patrick & Jacqueline Williams of Center and Christopher L. Jones of Pasco, WA
 
7 Grandchildren and a host of Great Grandchildren
 
1 Brother: O'Neal & Lucille Jones of Garrison 
 
 

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Thelma R. Ratcliff


 

 

72 Year old Thelma R. Ratcliff, of Center passed away on Monday at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.  Her wake will be held Thursday 4th from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be Friday 5th at 2 p.m. at the Abundant Love Ministries with Pastor Marlin Cloudy, Sr. officiating.  Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery.  
 
She is survived by:
 
Husband X.L. Ratcliff of Minnesota
 
2 Daughters: Shontreka & Carl Booth and Sandy & Tony Eaden all of Center
 
2 Sons: Lon & Tiffany Ratcliff of Dallas and Dedrick & Patti Ratcliff of Center
 
19 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren
 
3 Sisters: Linda Harper& Shirley Rushing both of Center and Velma Jackson of Houston 
 
1 Brother: R.C. Harper of Center
 
 
 

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Elbert L. Mills


 

 

NAME     MR. ELBERT L. MILLS                                       AGE:      82 
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:    01/04/2018, RESIDENCE, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY,TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    02/17/1935, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS       
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      SUNDAY, 01/07/2018, 2:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   SATURDAY, 01/06/2018, 5-8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
OFFICIATING:   BRO. CLIFF DURHAM
 
BURIAL:        LIBERTY HILL CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
FATHER:   ERNEST WILLIAM MILLS                      MOTHER:    MELBA LOUISE PONDER  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   ROAD REPAIR, TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPT.  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      ROSEVINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
 
SURVIVED BY:  
WIFE OF 62 YEARS:  FREDA JUNE MILLS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
DAUGHTERS:  JANICE SMITH & HUSBAND JOE OF SAN AUGUSTINE
        CATHY CROW & HUSBAND BOBBY OF BRONSON
SON:  DEWAIN MILLS & WIFE TERESA OF SAN AUGUSTINE
BROTHERS:  ERNEST "PUNK" MILLS JR & WIFE ELEANOR; CECIL "COWBOY" MILLS  & WIFE      
         VIRGINIA; THAD MILLS & WIFE LENORA
 SISTERS:  BEVERLY RAINES & HUSBAND EWEL; SHIRLEY SMITH & HUSBAND PAUL
6 GRANDCHILDREN; 13 GREAT-GRANDHILDREN; & 2 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, ERNEST & LOUISE MILLS.
 
 

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Glenda Foreman Scruggs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenda Foreman Scruggs, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018, surrounded by her family.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. J.C. Lewis officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Scruggs was born February 18, 1940, in Sour Lake, to Alcie Foreman and Sadie Odom Foreman.  She married the love of her life, Hilburn Scruggs, on July 16, 1953. Sundays were her favorite, where she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.  Mrs. Scruggs was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Joaquin.
 
She is survived by
Husband of 64 years: Hilburn Scruggs
 
Together, they raised three children:
H. Glenn Scruggs and wife, Dorothea, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Dennis Scruggs and wife, Sherry, of Joaquin, Texas
Joanne Scruggs English and husband, Stevie, of Joaquin, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Hollie Scruggs Adams and husband, Chad, of Joaquin, Texas
Brooke Scruggs Diven and husband, Kane, of Joaquin, Texas
Lindsey Scruggs Baillio and husband, Jody, of Bossier City, Louisiana
Noah Glenn Scruggs and wife, Emily, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Race English of Joaquin, Texas
Cam English of Joaquin, Texas
Randy Nelson of Lompoc, California
Lora Nelson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Hollie Jolley of Elm Grove, Louisiana
Jessica Peterson of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Great Grandchildren:
Caren, Callie and Cierra Adams
Titan, Shelby and Kaden Diven
Lila, Jillian, Sadie and Evalynn Baillio
Ezra and Alyza Scruggs
 
Special Loved Ones: 
Gail Russell Scruggs
Shannon Creech
Janet L. Tucker
 
Brother: Fred Foreman and wife, Frances, of La Marque, Texas
 
Sister: Maxine Moye of Pasadena, Texas
 
Sister-in-law: Eva Scruggs Melton
 
Brother-in-law: Joe Scruggs and wife, Frankie
 
Numerous other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Alcie Foreman and Sadie Odom Foreman Jordan
Sister: Betty Bundy
A number of brothers
Stepfather: Bruce Jordan
 
Pallbearers will be Chad Adams, Jody Baillio, Kane Diven, Noah Scruggs, Race English and Cam English.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lone Cedar Cemetery Fund, 204 CR 3182, Joaquin, Texas 75954 or Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 328, Joaquin, Texas 75954.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Haldai Roberta Compton


 

 

 
NAME    MRS. HALDAI ROBERTA COMPTON                                       AGE:  81     
 
ADDRESS:    GENEVA, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  01/01/2018, LUFKIN, TEXAS     
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   10/04/1936, ONTARIO, CANADA        
 
 DATE / TIME OF MEMORIAL  SERVICE;   THURSDAY, 01/04/2018, 2:00 P.M.  
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   WEDNESDAY, 01/03/2018, 5-7 P.M.,
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME        
 
OFFICIATING:    
 
BURIAL:        
 
FATHER:    WILLIAM HOPKINS                     MOTHER:      
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  PHARMACY TECH - ECONOMY PHARMACY, BROOKSHIRE BROS. PHARMACY  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     EPISCOPAL CHURCH     
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
DAUGHTERS:  PATRICIA DAVIS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
DEBORAH HORNE & HUSBAND BILLY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
SON:  THOMAS SMITH & WIFE  TRACY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
GRANDCHILDREN:  HEATHER BRAGG; SHERMAN BRAGG &  JACKIE;  MORGAN BRAGG  & BO; JEREN DAVIS; SYRETHBETH CARMICHAEL & SCOTT; HAYLEE SMITH; CLAYTON SMITH
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS; GREAT-GRANDSON, ALEXANDER 
 
 
 
 

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Shirley Fay Garrett


 

Funeral service for Mrs. Shirley Fay Garrett (76) of Timpson, Texas will be Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:00 pm at New Prospect Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas.  Mrs. Garrett was born on February 19, 1941.  Mrs. Garrett died at Nacogdoches Medical Center on December 22, 2017.   Rev. George Grace will be officiating.   
 
Mrs. Garrett is survived by:
 
1 Daughter:  Shelia Aguilar
1 Granddaughter:  Talissa Caraway 
2 Great-Grandchildren:  Memoree McClure & Kanas McClure
1 Sister:  Ellis Berry of Timpson, Texas 
 
Visitation:   Friday, January 5, 2018 after 1:00pm
             
Committal:  Antioch Cemetery in Timpson, Texas 
 
Repass:  Timpson Community Center in Timpson, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 

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Ford Brown


 

Ford Brown Sr., 100, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. David Pate officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Ford Brown was born September 19, 1917, on the Stratton Plantation near present day Clute, TX, to Perry Maxey Brown and Merle Stratton Brown. He was raised in the Freeport, TX (Velasco) area.  He attended Freeport High School, at which he was a member of their 1935 Championship Football Team.  He met the Love of his Life, Iva Nell Pate, after the 1932 hurricane, while pumping some fresh water for her. Just six years later, they were married on June, 28 1938.  Shortly after their first two children were born, Ford was called to serve in World War II as a U.S. Marine.  He valiantly and heroically served throughout the Pacific Region and was part of the Invasion of Okinawa, the bloodiest and last battle of the Pacific.  After returning from the war, his youngest child had been born. Ford held several jobs as a pipe fitter and went back to work for Dow Chemical until he retired in 1984.  Other accomplishments included serving as Mayor of Lake Barbara, TX, serving as City Councilman in Clute, TX and serving as a deacon for Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Ford spent his retirement years visiting with family, working in his garden, reading every Louis Lamour book, tearing up mower after mower, fishing or playing one of his favorite domino games.  Ford’s life was full of serving God and others and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Iva Nell Brown of Center, Texas
 
Children:
Sylvia Brown Hearn of Center, Texas
Ford S. Brown Jr. and wife, Janis, of Center, Texas
Cynthia Perez and husband, Ramiro, of Angleton, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Julia Annelle Belcik and husband, Matt, of Bryan, Texas
Lorri Hearn of Houston, Texas
Melissa Hass and husband, Troy, of Woodstock, Georgia
Andrew Brown of Tyler, Texas
Samuel Brown of Harper, Texas
Phillip Brown and wife, Lua, of Bowie, Texas
Elisabeth Brown of Garland, Texas
Katherine Johnson of Mesquite, Texas
 
8 Great Grandchildren
 
Brother: Jack Brown 
 
Sister: Clive Rush
 
Preceded in death by
Grandson: Daniel James Brown 
Parents: Perry Maxey Brown and Merle Stratton Brown
Brothers: Perry Maxey Brown, Dixie Brown
Sisters: Mina Rolbar, Francis Willenberg
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Idell Fults


 

Idell Fults, 96, of Center, Texas, passed away on December 31, 2017 in Center. She was born on September 16, 1921 in Center to James Porter Fults and Lela Ceapearl Fults. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Bro. Lynn Johnson officiating.
 
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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Mrs. Haldai Roberta Compton


 

 

 
NAME    MRS. HALDAI ROBERTA COMPTON                                       AGE:  81     
 
ADDRESS:    GENEVA, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  01/01/2018, LUFKIN, TEXAS     
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   10/04/1936, ONTARIO, CANADA        
 
 DATE / TIME OF MEMORIAL  SERVICE;   THURSDAY, 01/04/2018, 2:00 P.M.  
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   WEDNESDAY, 01/03/2018, 5-7 P.M.,
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:   WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME        
 
OFFICIATING:    
 
BURIAL:        
 
FATHER:    WILLIAM HOPKINS                     MOTHER:      
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  PHARMACY TECH - ECONOMY PHARMACY, BROOKSHIRE BROS. PHARMACY  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     EPISCOPAL CHURCH     
 
SURVIVED BY:  
DAUGHTERS:  PATRICIA DAVIS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
    DEBORAH HORNE & HUSBAND BILLY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SON:  THOMAS SMITH & WIFE  TRACY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
GRANDCHILDREN:  HEATHER BRAGG; SHERMAN BRAGG &  JACKIE;  MORGAN BRAGG  & BO; JEREN DAVIS; SYRETHBETH CARMICHAEL & SCOTT; HAYLEE SMITH; CLAYTON SMITH
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN
DEATH BY HER PARENTS; GREAT-GRANDSON, ALEXANDER 
 
 
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
 
 

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Louise Faulk Worsham


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louise Faulk Worsham, 92, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Brad Faulk officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mrs. Worsham was born May 28, 1925, in Tenaha, to John T. Holmes and Era Cox Holmes.  She was a cosmetologist and also worked in the family business of Worsham Grocery in Joaquin for many years.  Mrs. Worsham was a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.
 
She is survived by
Son: Terry Faulk and wife, Myriam, of Spring, Texas
 
Step Children:
Jill Kay and husband, Ken, of Joaquin, Texas
Kay Childress of Tenaha, Texas
Phil Worsham and wife, Debra, of Joaquin
 
Daughter-in-law: Candi Faulk of Rockwall, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Sandy Farr of Bullard, Texas
Bradley Faulk of Richland, Washington
Ashley Holcombe of Pasco, Washington
Alesha Seroczynski of Granger, Indiana
Danise Faulk of Dallas, Texas
Damon Faulk of Wylie, Texas
 
19 Great Grandchildren
 
Step Grandchildren:
Josh Childress
Nena Ivey
Sarah Gandy
Travis Worsham
Olivia Worsham
Shelby Commer
Cassey Porter
Jacob Kay
 
A number of step great grandchildren
 
Sisters:
Ever Andreason of South Dakota
Irene Yancy of Houston, Texas
 
Preceded in death by
Husbands: A.D. Faulk, Levis Worsham
Son: Danny Faulk
Son-in-law: Buddy Childress
Parents: John T. Holmes and Era Cox Holmes
Sisters: Vivian Owens, Clara Holmes
 
Pallbearers will be Damon Faulk, Jacob Kay, Phil Worsham, Ken Kay, John Owens and Matt Commer.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Farr, Jacob Farr, Josh Childress, Travis Worsham, Kyle Ivey, Bryan Gandy and Matt Porter.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Jo Ann Shull Shofner


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Ann Shull Shofner, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at her residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Billy Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
 
Mrs. Shofner was born May 31, 1932, in Shelby County, to Nolan Shull and Lillian Guidry Shull.  Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, quilting and decorating cakes.  Mrs. Shofner was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.
 
She is survived by
Sons:
R.E. “Bubba” Shofner Jr. of Shelbyville, Texas
Troy Shofner of Shelbyville, Texas
 
Granddaughters:
Shari Shofner Sautner of Atlanta, Georgia 
Amanda Shofner Graves and husband, Kirk, of Patroon, Texas
 
Great Grandsons:
Colin Sautner 
Rowan Sautner
 
Brother: George Shull and wife, Betty, of Shelbyville, Texas
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Mickie Shull of Center, Texas
Vivian Hamaker of Shreveport, Louisiana
Billie Marie Corder of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Cousins:
Shirley Brittain of Shelbyville, Texas
Jane Ewing of Port Bolivar, Texas
Juanita Beasley of Haslam, Texas
Linda Ann Choate of Galveston, Texas
 
Special Friend and Daughter: Kellie Jean Baty
 
Troy’s Special Son: Jamie Carroll and wife, Shelby
 
Troy’s Special Granddaughter: Tucker Carroll
 
Special Caregiver and Friend: Hazel Sullivan
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: R.E. “Pete” Shofner Sr.
Great Granddaughter: Dixie Graves
Parents: Nolan Shull and Lillian Guidry Shull Monroe
Brother: Eugene Shull
Grandparents: Bill and Fannie Shull
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law: P.O. and Odell Sample
 
Pallbearers will be Richard Sharp, Barry Hughes, Brent Hughes, Bart Hughes, James Shull and David Ewing.  Honorary pallbearers will be Elton Chumbley, Matt Boren, Donald O’Rear, Walt Baty, Jamie Carroll, Robert Eugene Shull and Jesse Hughes.
 
A special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.
 
Memorial donations can be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, c/o Prentice Hendricks, PO Box 1383, Center, Texas 75935 or a charity of your choice.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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