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Marcy Carroll Wilson


 

 

Marcy Carroll Wilson, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.
 
Mr. Wilson was born February 3, 1936, in Shelbyville, to Marvin Wilson and Marie Collum Wilson.  His hobbies included fishing and hunting.  Mr. Wilson was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Barbara Peace Wilson of Shelbyville
 
Sister-in-law: Helen Wilson of Shelbyville
 
Brother-in-law: Monk Peace and wife, Pat, of Center
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Marvin Wilson and Marie Collum Wilson
Son: Ronnie Wilson
Daughter: Donna Wilson
Brother: Maurice Wilson
 
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Harvey, Jason Harvey, Bradley Odom, Roy Peace, Shane Ray, J.B. Raymond, Chuck Kay and Vic Cooper.  Honorary pallbearers will be O.L. Hendricks, Charles Wimberly and Thomas Harvey.  
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wimberly Cemetery, c/o Mack O’Rear, 11466 FM 2694, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or a charity of your choice.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Nathan Welch


 

 

Nathan Welch, 60, of El Paso, Texas (formerly of Shelbyville) passed from this life on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in El Paso.
 
Graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
Nathan was born in Dallas, Texas on November 18, 1957, to James B. and Sarah Judith (Judy) Welch. He graduated from Shelbyville High School with the Class of 1976. Upon graduation, Nathan enlisted in the United States Air Force, in service to his country on active duty for 4 years, followed by 2 years of service in the Air Force Reserves. After military service, Nathan earned certifications and gained experience in air conditioning and heating maintenance before going back into aircraft maintenance with Boeing in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Later, Nathan returned to Shelby County, where he re-opened Welch's Grocery, the country store his family had owned and operated from 1970 to the mid-1980's in the Dreka community. Ultimately, Nathan moved to El Paso, Texas, where he met and made a home of twenty-three years with Diane and worked as a maintenance supervisor until the time of his death.
 
Nathan was devoted to his family and friends, and those relationships were his highest priorities in life. He enjoyed cooking for the people around him, with a particular fondness for seafood and Creole recipes, and, with the move west, had added "grill master" to his list of culinary skills. He was an avid collector, especially of Native American artifacts, and loved carefully crafting his own arrowheads and spear tips. His attention to detail also carried into his daily vocation, where he is fondly remembered as always expecting quality work, both from himself and from those around him.
 
All who knew and loved Nathan Welch feel deeply the void that has been left by his passing. His trademark wit, tell-it-like-it-is candor, and generous, loving spirit are gone from this earth, but never from our hearts.
 
Nathan was preceded in death by his father, James B. Welch, and his brother, Norman Welch.
 
He is survived by his wife, Diane, and her daughter Tristin and family of St. Louis, Missouri, his mother, Judy Welch, his brother, Roy Welch, his brother, Gordon Welch and wife Debbie, all of Shelbyville, and his niece, Lanie Welch Fitzgerald and husband Ryan, of Levelland, Texas, as well as numerous friends and extended family.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Coy B. Campbell


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coy B. Campbell, 80, formerly of Center, passed away April 10, 2018, in Jacksboro.  
 
Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jerry Campbell and Bro. Bennie Boles officiating.  Interment will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Campbell was born November 9, 1937, in Center, to Frank and Lizzie Mae Huckabay Campbell.
 
He is survived by
Son: Franco Campbell of Jacksboro, Texas
 
Grandson: Coy Allen Campbell and wife, Anna of Tampa, Florida
 
Great Grandchildren:
Frankie Campbell of Tampa, Florida
Vinny Campbell of Tampa, Florida
 
Brothers:
John Campbell and wife, Ginny, of Atlanta, Georgia
Glenn Campbell and wife, Inez, of Nacogdoches, Texas
Jerry Campbell and wife, Melody, of Lewisville, Texas
Kenneth Campbell and wife, Molly, of Timpson, Texas
 
Sisters-in-law:
Earline Austin of Shreveport, Louisiana 
Rosemary Campbell of Rodesa, Louisiana 
Joy Campbell of Center, Texas
Jo Campbell of Austin, Texas
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews 
 
Preceded in death by
Daughter: Rhonda Campbell 
Wife: Irene Campbell 
Parents: Frank and Lizzie Mae Huckabay Campbell 
Sisters: Margie Campbell, Billye Cather, Sue Davis & Eula Mae “Bootsie” Worsham 
Brothers: Curtis, E.C., Jim, Otto, “Buster”, Maxie and Tommy Campbell 
Sisters-in-law: Faye Campbell
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
 

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Juanita Mouser


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juanita Marie Mouser, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Richey and Bro. Michael McArthur officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mrs. Mouser was born September 13, 1931, in Rye, Liberty County, Texas, to Will Pierce and Jessie Boatman Pierce.  Her hobbies included quilting, reading, cooking and sewing.  She enjoyed time with family, especially playing cards with her grandchildren.  Mrs. Mouser was a member of Order of Eastern Star Center Chapter #348, XYZ Club, Golden Harvest Club and First Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Paul Mouser of Shelbyville, Texas
 
Children:
Paula Kay and husband, Buddy, of Shelbyville, Texas
Thomas Mouser and wife, Karen, of Granbury, Texas
Nathan Mouser and wife, Kathy, of Lindale, Texas
Annette Ethridge and husband, Drew, of McKinney, Texas
Angela Hughes and husband, Hayes, of Mandeville, Louisiana
 
Grandchildren:
Michael Kay
Kristi Richey
Mark Kay
Shelley Modisette
Lauren Patton
Adam Zumwalt
Matt Zumwalt
Kelsey Mouser
Natalie Arrington
Allison Tindle
Alex Ethridge
Tyler Ethridge
Taylor Hughes
Hannah Hughes
Tristan Hughes
 
21 Great Grandchildren and 1 on the way
 
Sisters:
Patsy Casper of Kingwood, Texas
Jesse Linseisen and husband, John, of Mt. Pleasant
Edna Crabtree of Corsicana, Texas
 
Brother-in-law: Milton Blanks of Shepherd, Texas
 
Sister-in-law: Nita Pierce of Humble, Texas
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives
 
A host of friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Willie Pierce and Jessie Boatman Pierce
Great Granddaughter: Ashley Faith Modisette
Brothers: Nathan Pierce, Vester Pierce, Lester Pierce, Will “Buddy” Pierce
Sisters: Bobbie Blanks, Ruby Hoot
 
Pallbearers will be Taylor Hughes, Tyler Ethridge, Matt Zumwalt, Adam Zumwalt, Mark Kay and Michael Kay.
 
A special thanks to caregivers, Pat Woodfin, Crystal Foss, Donna Hayden, Annie Winn and also special nurse, Kim Davis.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Huxley Helping Hands, c/o Lydia Baptist Church, 14998 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or Order of the Eastern Star Center Chapter #348.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Mattie L. Perkins


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Mattie L. Perkins (68) of the Center will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00am at Triumph the Church (908 Daniels Street Center, Texas) Mrs. Perkins was born October 5, 1949.  Mrs. Perkins died at Holiday Nursing Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  
 
Mrs. Perkins is survived by:
 
3 Daughters:  Na’Shawn Fountain, Ena Batrease Fountain-Jones and Thea Lynette Perkins 
 
1 Brother:  Felix (Christine) Jordan
 
1 Sister:  Katherine (Bill) Shahan 
        
Visitation:   Friday, April 27, 2018 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 5:00pm to 7:00pm. 
             
Committal:  Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas 
 
Repass: Triumph Church
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Douglas Ray Halton


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Douglas Ray Halton, 62, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Tyler, Texas.  He was born on August 12, 1955 in Beaumont, Texas the son of Bassett B. Haltom Jr. and Jeanette Hartless Harris.  Funeral service will be held at 1PM on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating. Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6PM – 8PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
 
Douglas later moved to Tenaha, Texas, and attended Tenaha High School. Graduating with the class of 1975.  He was a truck driver for many years, from hauling logs to saltwater transportation he did just about everything.  He met the love of his life, Patricia Gay Haltom, and married her on November 6, 2004 and the two spent 14 years together before his passing.  Douglas loved spending time with his family and friends.  He enjoyed getting to go fishing and being outdoors.  Douglas enjoyed spending time on the internet communicating with those long distant family members.  Although he was not able to go and visit he used the internet to be able to connect with them.  
 
He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Gay Haltom of Tenaha, Texas; sons, Jacob Haltom of St. Joseph Florida, Jackson Haltom of St. Joseph Florida, Joseph Haltom of San Antonio, Texas; stepsons, David Harris of Tenaha, Texas, Michael Harris and wife Tammy of Shreveport, Louisiana, Kevin Harris of Tenaha, Texas; brothers, David Haltom and wife Suzanne of Katy, Texas, Craig Haltom and wife Cindy of Tenaha, Texas; niece, Michelle Haltom Allensworth and husband Brandon of Vacaville, California; nephews, Mark Haltom and wife Stephanie of Tenaha, Texas, David Haltom Jr. of Houston, Texas; brother and sister-in-laws, Rene Chreene and husband Pete of Keatchie, Louisiana, Sue Ball of Keithville, Louisiana, Becky Huff of Shreveport, Louisiana, Kathy Spraggins and husband Richard Bonsall of Keithville, Louisiana, Tommy Gay of Blanchard, Louisiana; grandchildren, Brittany Newman and husband Kody of Garrison, Texas, Chelsea Harris of Carthage, Texas, Ashley Harris of Carthage, Texas, Joshua Harris and Fiancé Savanna of Carthage, Texas, Jeffery Harris of Carthage, Texas, Cody Harris of Keatchie, Louisiana, Brandon Harris and wife Danielle of Shreveport, Louisiana, Austin Harris of Shreveport, Louisiana, Lisa Harris of Shreveport, Louisiana, Amber Fathery of Shreveport, Louisiana, Katherine Fathery of Shreveport, Louisiana; great grandchildren, Jamie Deleon, Cannon Welch, Kaden Harris, Maliya Harris, Kami Newman, Morgana Harris, Kai Harris; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.  
Pallbearers serving will be Brandon Harris, Josh Harris, Jeff Harris, Cody Harris, Pete Chreene, and William Gamble.  
 
Honorary pallbearer will be Kody Newman.
 
Douglas is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Gary Oehlers.
To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net
 

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Hattie B. Teagle


Mrs. Hattie B.  Teagle, age 69, of Jasper, Texas.  Mrs. Teagle passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, April 28, 2018
2:00 p.m.
True Vine Baptist Church
Internment: St. Luke Cemetery
Rev. Robert McBride, Officiating
 
Visitation 
 
No Viewing
 
SURVIVORS
 
Son Thurland Teagle of Jasper, Tx
 
1 Grandchild 5 Great-Grandchildren
Brother Tommie Taylor of San Augustine, Tx
Sisters Dorothy Wilson of San Augustine, Tx
Virginia Booth of Nacogdoches, Tx
Annie Pearl Biggers of San Augustine, Tx
 
 

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Birdie Mae Moore


 
Mrs. Birdie Mae Neatherly Moore, age 89, of the Bland Lake Community in San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Moore passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas, Texas.
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, April 28, 2018
12:00 Noon
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
Interment Haley Bush Cemetery
Rev. Bradley Hale, Officiating
 
Visitation and Wake
 
Friday, April 27, 2018
1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Son Frederick Moore(Mary) of Nacogdoches, Tx
 
Daughters Mary Kennedy Green(James) of Dallas, Tx
Barbara Moore-Burrell(Antoine) of The Colony, Tx
Pamela Moore- Garrett of San Augustine, Tx
 
12 Grandchildren 13 Great-Grandchildren
 
Sisters Ardell Matlock of San Augustine, Tx
Louevar “Kitty” Smith of Fort Worth, Tx
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 

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Auxilio Prado


 

 

Auxilio Prado, 54, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on April 23, 2018 in Nacogdoches. He was born on February 15, 1964 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico to Geronimo Prado and Margarita Gutierrez. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha, Texas with Pastor Mario Orellana officiating. 
 
Auxilio grew up in his hometown of Celaya, Guanajuato, he made the move to Texas at a young age. It was in Center that he met Neri Sanchez and the two began their family. Together they were raising three children, Nehemias, Samuel and Leslie. Family was the most important thing to Auxilio he absolutely adored his wife, and his children. 
 
Attending church was an important part of Auxilio’s life, among his most important accomplishment was attending the Baptist Biblical Institute. He was devoted to learning more about God and helping his church in any way possible. 
 
Mr. Prado is survived by his loving wife, Neri Prado Sanchez; sons: Nehemias Prado, Saul Prado; daughter, Leslie Prado; brother, Manuel Prado; sister, Socorro Prado, along with other family and close friends. 
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Geronimo Prado and Margarita Gutierrez. 
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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John Richard "Sambo" McCary Sr.


 

 

NAME:    JOHN RICHARD "SAMBO" MCCARY SR.              AGE:   87  
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  04/22/2018, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS 
  
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      12/22/1930, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:     WEDNESDAY, 04/25/2018, 2:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:      WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:     TUESDAY, 04/24/2018, 5-8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:     WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL 
  
OFFICIATING:   BRO. SONNY SCARBOROUGH
 
BURIAL:   THOMAS CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
FATHER:  JACK MCCARY                  MOTHER  LERA JAMISON
                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   RAY HARDY SAWMILLS; COCA COLA COMPANY; GRIFFIN OIL
 
MILITARY:  U.S. ARMY (KOREAN CONFLICT)  
 
SURVIVED BY:     
WIFE:  BONNIE MCCARY OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SON:  RICHARD MCCARY JR. & WIFE DENISE OF DIBOLL
DAUGHTER:  CELESTE RAINEY & HUSBAND TONY OF SANTE FE, TEXAS
GRANDCHILDREN:  HOLLI & JACOB SCHULER; JACOB MICHAEL
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN:  JEMMA & ELI SCHULER; ELOISE MICHAEL
NUMEROUS NIECES & NEPHEWS
 
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS; BROTHER, JOE MCCARY; SISTERS, RUBY FITZGERALD & EVELYN PARKER.
 
 
 

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Joe Ellis


 

 

Joe Ellis, 90, of Center, Texas, passed away on April 22, 2018 in Center. He was born on July 23, 1927 in Joaquin, Texas to Nathan Percy Ellis and Audrey Cole Ellis. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Center. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. 
 
A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Center. 
 
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Joe joined the faculty at Center High School and taught history from 1949 to 1950. He was called back to serve his country again during the Korean War. In 1952, he returned to Center High School where he served as history, science, aviation and chemistry teacher. He also led the Junior Historical Society. After teaching a number of years, Joe became Curriculum Coordinator and Superintendent of Center ISD and remained in that capacity until his retirement in 1985. To stay active and occupied after retiring, he became involved in raising registered shorthorn cattle and later, he raised cutting bred quarter horses. 
He married Winola Williams on May 31, 1953. They raised five children, three of whom became teachers. He joined First Baptist Church in Center in 1949 and taught a Sunday School class for over 50 years. He loved his Lord, his family and his church. 
 
Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Winola; children, Julia Cassard, Susan Godfrey and husband, Michael, Joel Ellis and wife, Shannon, Jon Ellis and wife, Jackie and Cindy Harris and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Jonathan Godfrey and wife, Whitney, Jennifer Pirtle and husband, Justin, Clay Ellis and wife, Jesse, Lauren Gilbert and husband, Jeremy, Josie Harris and husband, Brad, Jace Ellis and Brandy Stringer; and nine great-grandchildren.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Audrey Ellis; two brothers and a sister. He is also preceded in death by his grandson, Joey Stringer and great-granddaughter, Olivia Ellis. 
Pallbearers will be Clay Ellis, Jonathan Godfrey, Randy Carroll, Jeff Young, Henry Suell, Brad Harris, Robert Harris and Justin Pirtle.
 
Honorary pallbearers are the members of Joe’s Sunday School class, Joe D. Anderson, Burton Brown, Jackson Pirtle and Cason Pirtle. 
 
The family requests that memorial donations be made to The Gideons, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, D.C., 20090-7251 or to a charity of your choice.
 
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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Judy Carrington


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Carrington, 77, of Center, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Antioch Cemetery in Center with Bro. Johnny Lewis officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
 
Mrs. Carrington was born February 25, 1941, in Center, to Hobson Lawson and Lela Jones Lawson.  She was the owner and operator of The Red Kitchen for many years.  She supported her community through her membership of Shelby County Dutch Oven Cookers and Shelby County Red Hat Society.  Her hobbies included cooking for and spending time with her quilting group.  Mrs. Carrington was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Son: Matt Carrington and wife, Lori, of Nacogdoches
 
Grandson: Kyle Carrington of Nacogdoches
 
Sister: Ruby Hughes and husband, Charles, of Center
 
Brother: Billy Lawson of Center
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Wynnell Lawson of Center
Clydie Mae Lawson of Center
Nadine Lawson of Center
Leona Lawson of Baytown
Barbara Carrington of Mineola
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by:
Husband: Ernest Carrington
Parents: Hobson Lawson and Lela Jones Lawson
Brothers: Joel Lawson, Forriest Lawson, Happy Lawson, Tommy Lawson, Glenn Lawson
Sisters: Oleta Cockrell, Mildred Partlow
Sisters-in-law: Sally Lawson, Jean Lawson
Brothers-in-law: Bud Cockrell, Darrell Partlow, Elmer Carrington Jr.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Antioch Baptist Church.
 
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Hughes, Mike Sizemore, Paul Hughes, Eric Carrington, Jason Sawyer and Kyle Carrington.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Ida Vernell Goings


 

 

Ida Vernell Goings, 79, of Center, Texas passed away on April 19, 2018 in Center. She was born on April 20, 1938 in Center to P.A. Collum and Vertie Holt Collum. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Campti Methodist Church Cemetery with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Don Windham officiating. 
 
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Vernell was raised in Shelby County in the Campti Community. She graduated from Center High School in 1956 and afterward, began working for Southwestern Bell and later went to work for AT&T. For over 30 years, Vernell was a dedicated operator with the company before retiring in 1989. 
 
Growing up in a small area, Vernell spent lots of time with family. A young man by the name of W.J. Goings happened to be her Grandpa’s neighbor. The two met riding horses one day and it sparked a love story that has lasted over 60 years. W.J. and Vernell were married in 1956 and built a beautiful life together until her passing. Vernell was a true woman of dignity and character. She was a faithful wife, an exceptional mom and a selfless, compassionate woman who dedicated her life to others. She was loving, generous and extended a hand of care to all who were in need. Vernell Loved spending time with her family. Moments spent in the kitchen cooking and baking were some of the fondest memories made with her children, grandchildren and friends. She was a member of Dallas Bible Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. After her retirement, W.J. and Vernell moved back to Center and moved their church membership to New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. They attended regularly there until their failing health prevented them from going. 
 
Vernell is survived by her beloved husband, W.J. Goings;  daughter, Glenda Lutz; brother, Jack Collum and wife, Frances and Billy Ray Collum and wife, Deanna; grandchildren, Connie Quintero and husband, Daniel, Jamie Boshart and wife, Chelsea, Kim Dotson and husband, Bud, Evan Lutz and Travis Lutz; and great-grandchildren, Drake, Benicio, Gabriella, Kaydence, Erin, Jaxon and Tuff.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, P.A. and Vertie Collum; daughter, Sherry Boshart; and brother, Jerry Collum.
 
Pallbearers are Evan Lutz, Travis Lutz, Daniel Quintero, Bud Dotson, Jamie Boshart and Drake Lutz.
 
 
 
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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Tom Mays (Tim) Barton Boyd


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tom Mays (Tim) Barton Boyd peacefully died on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Tim was born December 16, 1917, the youngest of six children in Cushing, Texas to parents Eryme Summers Barton and Doctor Yancy Pascal Barton. She graduated from Cushing High School and attended both the University of Texas in Austin and Stephen F. Austin State University where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Tim obtained a degree in Home Economics and Nutrition and following graduation taught high school in Kilgore. A trip home for the Christmas holidays combined with the reconstruction of State Highway 21 provided an opportunity for a blind date with her future husband, William Riley Boyd, Jr. Their beautiful union spanned seventy-four years and was a testament of sacrificial love and commitment. 
 
Tim had no greater appreciation than for family and friends. She was a matriarch to many, an open heart and an open door with her elegant Southern hospitality, charm and dignity perpetually present. Tim was fiercely loyal and supportive of her family. Her only true weakness was a scoop of Baskin Robbins coffee ice cream. Lovingly called “MomMommy” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she never missed an opportunity to attend a game, recital or theater event. Her passion for the holidays shined the most as Chief Operating Officer of Christmas Preparations where she single handedly revolutionized the presentation of a gift from her headquarters commonly referred to as the “Wrap Room”. Tim’s love of Christmas and entertaining was especially evident at her annual Christmas Eve party. A recognized authority in Southern Table Manners, if you found yourself at her table, only the utmost etiquette would be accepted in exchange for the best meal you had ever eaten.
 
As the First Lady of W.R. Boyd, Incorporated, Tim made a home in numerous towns and cities. Those in Texas included Cushing, Beaumont, Jasper, San Augustine, Nacogdoches, Kerrville and El Paso. In 1954 Bill, Tim and their daughter Yancy moved to Center and proudly called it home for over 60 years. They were members of the First United Methodist Church where she served as MYF sponsor and readily donated her time arranging flowers and preparing food. Tim was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Center Garden Club where she exhibited her love of gardening and flowers. She was also a founding member of “The Pine Street Coffee Club.” Her commitment to caring for others led her to provide home care for relatives, often for months at a time, and to provide holiday meal for neighbors who were alone. Tim will always be remembered as the utmost in elegance and grace, as well as for her independence, strength, grit, love of all things beautiful, and sense of humor. 
 
Tim was preceded in death by her devoted husband William Riley Boyd, Jr; her brother, Winston Marion Barton and her sisters Beatrice Barton Rohrbaugh and Fanny Jo, Kathleen and Jeanette Barton. She is survived by her daughter Yancy Boyd Bradford (George) of Fort Worth; her granddaughter Phoebe Fleming Moore (Carl) of Dallas; her grandson Michael Graydon Fleming, Jr (Jana) of Saint Paul, Minnesota; her great grandchildren Graydon Elizabeth Moore, Watson Riley Fleming, Davis Boyd Fleming, Riley Kathryn Moore, Hughes Michael Fleming and her beloved nieces and nephews.
 
The family will receive friends Monday, April 23, 2018 from 9 to 10:30 A.M. at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. A graveside service will follow at Cushing Cemetery with The Right Reverend Sam B. Hulsey officiating. 
 
Pallbearers include William H. Wall, Jr, Wayne A. Davis, Michael G. Fleming, Dale C. Hall, Robert E. Havran and James B. Peterson. Honorary pallbearers include J. Timothy Byrne, William C. Moore, Frank Edward Parker, Jr., and William H. Wall III (Tripp). 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children 2222 Welborn Street Dallas, Texas 75219. Attn. Development Department. 
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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William Travis Dorsey


 
 
 
William Travis Dorsey, 77, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at his residence.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.  A military honors graveside service will follow at Ramah Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
Mr. Dorsey was born March 26, 1941, in Hemphill, to Frank Dorsey and Emma Maxine Davis Dorsey.  He served in the United States Army, during which time he was stationed in Korea.  He became a crane operator and following retirement, he owned and operated the Timpson/Tenaha Motel for over thirty years.  His hobbies included reading and spending time with his family. Mr. Dorsey was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Vickie Dorsey of Tenaha
 
Children:
Joshua Dorsey
Christopher James Cook
Kylie Dorsey and husband, Joshua Hendry
Carol Sardona and husband, Jerry
Valerie Jackson and husband, Larry
Vernon Mathis and wife, Jackie
Monica Jackson
 
Grandchildren:
Katelyn Kellar
Michael Kellar
 
Numerous other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Sister: Sherry Martinez and husband, Humberto
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank Dorsey and Emma Maxine Davis Dorsey
Brother: Edward Dorsey
Sister: Christine Montgomery
 
Pallbearers will be Josh Dorsey, Michael Kellar, C.J. Cook, Ronny Kellar, Eugene Bowden, Humberto Martinez, and Vernon Mathis. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe White, Roy Wayne, and Red Odom.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Tim Barton Boyd


 

 

 
Tim Barton Boyd, 100, of Center, passed away April 18, 2018, in Fort Worth, surrounded by family.
 
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will follow at 11:45 a.m. at Cushing Cemetery in Cushing, Texas.
 
Among her survivors is her daughter, Yancy Bradford and husband, George, of Fort Worth.
 
Additional information and survivors to be announced at a later time.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Yvonnia B. Garrett


 

 
Mrs. Yvonnia B. Garrett, age 82, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Garrett passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Reed Chapel B. C.
Interment: Greer Cemetery
Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating
 
Visitation
 
Friday, April 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
1 Son Michael Garrett (Ruby J) of San Augustine, Texas
 
2 Daughters Dian Garrett of San Augustine, Texas
Benda Randle (Martin) of Center, Texas
 
9 Grandchildren 28 Great Grandchildren 6 Great-Great Grandchildren
 
5 Sisters Minnie Garrett of San Augustine, Texas
Easter Siglar of Tyler, Texas
Bobbie Skeleton of Fort Worth, Texas
Antoinette Brooks Sterling of Orange, Texas
Abbie Tipadoe of Orange, Texas
 
2 Brothers David Arthur Brooks of Marshall, Texas
Henry Holman (Gloria) of Frankston, Texas
 
As Well as a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Mardell Shofner Worthey


Mardell Shofner Worthey, 80, of Houston, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, in Houston.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.  Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mrs. Worthey was born March 17, 1938, in Shelby County, to Oscar B. Shofner and Ella Ervin Shofner.  Her hobbies included reading and listening to music. 
 
She is survived by
Husband: Virgil “Red” Worthey of Houston, Texas
 
Daughter: Christy Barker and Gregory Steel of New Port, Gwent, Wales
 
Stepdaughters: 
Bronagh Cleary of Rathcormack, County Cork, Ireland
Sharon Grantham of Florida
 
Stepsons: 
Dennis McDonald of Huffman, Texas
Dwayne Worthey of Florida
 
Special Niece: Denise Shofner Chamberlain
 
Great Nieces:
Amberlyn Shofner Fronheiser
Destiny Michelle Chamberlain
 
Great Great Nieces:
Kayleigh Elizabeth Fronheiser
Alexis Grace Fronheiser
 
Numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by:
Parents: Oscar B. Shofner and Ella Ervin Shofner
Sister: Mary Elizabeth Shofner, Margie Payne
Brother: Oscar “Shorty” Shofner, Edward “Sonny” Shofner, J.B. Shofner, Oliver Shofner
 
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Chamberlain, Marlon Shofner, Robert Berry, Bobby Payne, Shannon Shofner and Hunter Shofner.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Stanley Dunning


 

 

Stanley Dunning, 90, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on April 16, 2018 in Nacogdoches. He was born on June 7, 1927 in Gilbert Pennsylvania to Stanley R. Dunning and Carrie Mae Everett Dunning. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.
 
Stanley served as a merchant marine and was in the US Coast Guard during the Korean conflict. This endeavor took him around the world seven times and the opportunity to set foot onto every continent. The stories Stanley could tell from his world travels were almost unbelievable but were some of his most fond memories. After retiring from the service, Stanley lived a quiet and content life on his “Ponderosa” tending to his cows. He enjoyed indulging in his little whims and going wherever the wind would take him. Friends meant the world to Stanley and every moment he had to spend with them was a treasure beyond words. He loved the laughter and sharing beloved memories when they would get together. 
 
Stanley is survived by family friends: 
Carl and Vickie Jernigan of Tenaha 
Joshua and Brooke Jernigan of Tenaha and their daughter, Sadie
Lauren Jernigan and Sean Smith of Appleby
Angela Paxton of Greenville, South Carolina
Sharon Risinger and her children: Lee and Misty Gibbs, Jenny Hicks, Jamie Gray and their families all of Tenaha.
Roger Paxton of Orange
Alan and Diana Tinsley of Port Neches
Barry and Lois Forsyth and their children Brittany, Max, Cypress and Marissa all of Orange
Adam and Pam Hall of Beaumont
Keith and Jenny Forsyth of Mauriceville
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Carrie Dunning and siblings, Everett, Gary and Elda Dunning. 
 
Honorary pallbearers are Carl Jernigan, Josh Jernigan, Lee Gibbs, Barry Forsyth, Keith Forsyth and Alan Tinsley.
 
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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Melba F. Smith


 

 

Melba Smith, 83, of Carthage, passed away on Sunday morning, April 15, 2018, in Carthage. Melba Faye Lovell Smith was born on Nov. 9, 1934, in Shelby County to the late Bud and Lillie Mae Compton Lovell. She graduated from Center High School with the class of 1952. Melba married Frank Edward Smith on Aug. 3, 1952, in Center and he preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1998, after 46 years of marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to Carthage from Center in 1955. She was a member of the Order of the Easter Star #747 where she formerly served as worthy matron. Mrs. Smith enjoyed sewing, painting and fishing. She was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was also preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy Taylor and her husband John and Mary Lee Killen and her husband George and brothers, Howard L. Lovell and J.B. Lovell and his wife Nettie. 
 
Survivors include her sons, Frank H. Smith and wife Patsy of Salida, Colorado and Michael E. “Smokey” Smith and wife Judy of Carthage; grandchildren, Chris C. Smith and wife Miranda, Haley Smith, Rebecca Smith Childs; great-grandchildren,  Madison, Brianna, Ryan, Ali, Hannah, John Michael, and Hayden; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.  
 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Freddy Mason officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park near Carthage. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Pallbearers are Earl Clabaugh, Clayton McGuire, Randy Reid, Terry Bailey, Ronnie Taylor, Patrick Sharpe, George Shuttlesworth, and Steve Shuttlesworth. 
 
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Marian Place for the loving care provided to Mrs. Smith for the past 6 years. 
 
Memorials may be made to the Marian Place Education Fund, 1690 NE Loop, Carthage, TX 75633 or Neal McCoy East Texas Angel Network, 2802 Gilmer Road, Suite 1, Longview, TX 75604.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.
 
 

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Rubie Lou Humphreys Yarbrough


 

 

Rubie Lou Humphreys Yarbrough, 98, of Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, in Garrison.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Shack Arrington officiating.  A private family visitation will be held prior to the service at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
 
Mrs. Yarbrough was born October 9, 1919, in Garrison, to Mr. Tom Humphreys and Mrs. Cora L. Barrington Humphreys.  She lived a life of service, caring for the elderly for over 35 years.  She was also a faithful, loving wife for over 35 years and a loving mother for 77 years. Mrs. Yarbrough worked at the Garrison High School Cafeteria for 10 years, and her cinnamon rolls are still remembered by the students.  She was voted the best cook in East Texas by her family and friends.
 
She is survived by
Sons: 
Thomas T. “Toddy” Yarbrough and wife, Linda, of Nacogdoches
Bill Yarbrough of Nacogdoches
 
Grandchildren:
Keith Yarbrough of Montgomery
Kelly Lynne Ressler of Crosby
Melonie Black of Alto
 
Great Grandchildren:
Cody Ressler
Casey Yarbrough
Cade Black
Colton Black
 
Sister: Marjorie A. Johnson of Garrison
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: William Floyd Yarbrough
Daughter: Cindy Yarbrough Saxton
Parents: Mr. Tom Humphreys and Mrs. Cora L. Barrington Humphreys
5 Brothers
3 Sisters
 
Pallbearers will be Cody Ressler, Keith Yarbrough, Gary Corley, Jeff Hancock, Tracey Rucker and Cory Rucker.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Accolade Hospice, 2708 North University Drive, Suite 100, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
 
 

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Etta Mae Nickleberry


 

 

Mrs. Etta Mae Nickleberry, age 92, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Nickelberry passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Monday, April 16, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church 
Internment: Mt. Zion Cemetery
Bishop Cedric Grace, Officiating
 
Visitation & Wake
Sunday, April 15, 2016
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
2 Daughters Pamala Teel of San Augustine, Texas
Yolanda Diann Gamble (William) of Waco, Texas
 
10 Grand Children 26 Great-Grandchildren 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren
 
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
 
 
 

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Stephens "Steve" B. Campbell


 

 

Stephens "Steve" B. Campbell, 78, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away on March 21, 2018 in Nacogdoches. He was born on March 26, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Cyril Henry Campbell and Mary Inez Stephens Campbell. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. 
 
 
 
Steve, as most knew him, loved to deep  sea fish. There was nothing like being out on the open water and casting a line out for those hidden treasures of the deep. He also liked collecting stamps; a passion he had pursued since the age of 12. Steve had an array of other hobbies and activities that he enjoyed like watching wrestling, playing pool and even trying his luck at gambling every once in a while. You also might have found him perusing the aisles of flea markets, garage sales, estate sales and auctions. Steve had a knack for old things and enjoyed shuffling through the antique items being sold at different places. He was of the Presbyterian faith. 
 
Steve is survived by his wife, Bessie Annette (Kim) Campbell; son, Stephens Brady "Skip" Campbell, Jr. and wife, Cherri of Longview; daughter, Shelley Porter and husband, Jody of Center; grandchildren, Brian Campbell and wife, Jessica, Brieanna Campbell, Sabrina Campbell, Brittany Campbell, Kristy Campbell, Ashley Chandler and husband, Ryan, Colton Thompson and wife, Briana and Sarah Barbee and husband, Clay; great-grandchildren, Beaux Campbell, Drake Lutz, Racyn Chandler, Jace Thompson, Hallie Barbee and Chayton Barbee; and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Cyril and Mary Campbell; mother of his children, Bonnie Windham; and brother, Bobby Ray Campbell.
 
 
 
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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Norman Lunsford


 

 

Funeral for Norman Lunsford will be 10:00 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas with Bro. Homer Murray officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Garrison, Texas
 
Mr. Lunsford died April 9, 2018 in Garrison, Texas he was born April 27, 1930 in Garrison, Texas
 
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.
 
Survivors:
Son: Terry Lunsford and wife Cindy
Grandchildren: Chris Lunsford & wife Sandi of Garrison, Tx
Corey Lunsford & wife Cheryl of Garrison, TX
Cade Lunsford & wife Chelsie of Nacogdoches, TX
Kylie Lunsford of Garrison, TX
Landon Lunsford of Nacogdoches, TX
Rebecca Lunsford of Nacogdoches, TX
 
Great Grandchildren:
Jaci, Sidney, Weston, Creed, Tanlie, Lydon
 
Preceded in death by: wife; Betty Lunsford
                                        Son: Wayne Lunsford
 
 

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Lorelei Sample


 

 

Lorelei Sample, 76, of Center, Texas, passed away on April 10, 2018 in Center. She was born on January 16, 1942 in Center to Willie Sample and Alma Mae Metcalf Sample. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Thursday April 12, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
Lorelei grew up in the Dreka Community in Shelbyville, Texas. She loved the Lord and her family and chose to serve both for her entire life. Never having children of her own, Lorelei enjoyed spending time with and caring for her nieces and nephews. She made a living at home selling shoes throughout the area. Lorelei loved good food, her favorite being buttermilk and cornbread. If anyone was in need, she was quick to extend a helping hand, especially when it came to meals. It was no secret that Lorelei’s freezer was open to share with others. In her free time, she very much enjoyed coloring and working through puzzle books. Lorelei was of the Pentecostal faith.
 
Lorelei is survived by her brothers, Ronnie Sample and wife, Deborah of Jasper, Donald Sample and wife, Deloris of Quitman and Douglas Sample and wife, Myrtle of Pittsburg; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Alma Sample; brother and sister-in-law, P.O. and Odelle Sample; and sister, Mildred Sample.
 
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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Dena Kaye Horne


 

 

NAME      DENA KAYE HORNE                                     AGE:    57   
 
ADDRESS:    SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:       APRIL 9, 2018, SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :          AUGUST 26, 1960, HEMPHILL, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      WEDNESDAY, 04/11/2018, 10:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   TUESDAY, 04/10/2018, 5 TIL 8 P.M.
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. MARTIN DORAN, BRO. DAVID BOYD 
 
BURIAL:   CEDAR CREEK CEMETERY, HEMPSTED, TEXAS   
 
FATHER:  HAROLD HORNE                       MOTHER:      BARBARA KLOECKER
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    LIBRARY AIDE, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:   FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE       
 
SURVIVED BY:  
MOTHER:  BARBARA HORNE OF SAN AUGUSTINE
FATHER:  HAROLD & PEGGY HORNE OF DIANA, TEXAS
BROTHER:  HAROLD DEAN JR. OF SAN AUGUSTINE
SISTERS:  CHASITY & TONY HOUCK, CHANDRA & JARED BONINE - ALL OF HOUSTON
NIECES & NEPHEWS:  PRESLEY, PAYNE & BARRETT HOUCK; ALLEN, & KATE BONINE
UNCLES:  CHARLES & SHIRLEY KLOECKER; AUGUST & JUDY CLOECKER
AUNTS:  DAISY SUE HORNE; DORIS TONY; LINDA CIPTACK, DONNA PRIBBLE
NUMEROUS COUSINS & FRIENDS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER GRANDPARENTS, STEVE & ALLIE HORNE; FRITZ & WILLIE LOU KLOECKER; UNCLE BILLY CLOECKER; AUNTS MARIE SLEDGE, SHERRY & ARTHUR ELUMBAUGH.
 
 

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James Lee Diamond


 

 

James Lee Diamond, infant son to Erika Diamond, passed away on March 30, 2018 in Nacogdoches. A private family graveside was held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Folsom Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Jerrod Nutt officiating. 
 
James is survived by his mother, Erika Diamond; brother, Michael Allen Nichols, Jr.; grandmother, Suzy Diamond; great-grandmother, Imogene Grantom; aunts, Anita Cooper and LaTonya Risinger; uncles, David Diamond and wife, Alaine and Wesley Diamond; great aunts, Manuela Shoemaker, Cindy Wilkinson Sanders and Shirley Amburn; great uncles, Kenneth Wilkinson and Tommy Wilkinson. 
 
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Bubba and Kathy Diamond and Billy Diamond. 
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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David Whitton


 

 

David Whitton, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mr. Whitton was born August 21, 1951, in Center, to T.J. Whitton and Lexa Willoughby Whitton.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and building just about anything.  He was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
Children:
Rhonda Villarreal and husband, Luis, of DeBerry
Kimberly Griffin and husband, Billy, of San Augustine
Angela Whitman and husband, Goldman, of Joaquin
Crystal Berg and husband, Lydell, of Center
Michael Whitton of Huntsville
 
Grandchildren:
Vickie Espinoza
Dawntee Olalde and husband, Boti
Miguel Espinoza and wife, Julie
Justin Griffin and wife, Catherine
Wesley Griffin
Tyler Griffin and wife, Carolyn
Austin Griffin and wife, Destiny
Kellie Griffin
Catilyn Daniels
Conner Whitton
Blayne Whitton
Cody Berg
Breia Lout
 
12 Great Grandchildren
 
Sisters and Brothers:
Annette Bradshaw of Timpson
Joyce Wolfe and husband, Ronnie, of Timpson
Francis Miller and husband, Rick, of Orange
Cecil Whitton and wife, Kay, of Timpson
Zaundra Whitton of Joaquin
 
Special Friend: Ricky Tindol of Shelbyville
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Peggy Whitton
Granddaughter: Maranda Whitton
Great Grandson: Ryder Griffin
Parents: T.J. Whitton and Lexa Willoughby Whitton
Brothers: John Whitton, Roger Whitton
Sister-in-law: Edith Whitton
Brother-in-law: Dale Bradshaw
 
Pallbearers will be Mr. Whitton’s grandchildren and nephews.
 
 

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Eula Annice Richardson Hughes


 

 

Eula Annice Richardson Hughes, 86, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on April 5, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born September 26, 1931, Eula Annice is the daughter of the late Donley S. and Ruby (Waits) Richardson.  Graveside service will be held at 2PM, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Cedar Yard Cemetery, CR 4356, Tenaha, Texas with Bro. Walter Pickens officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10AM – 12PM, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975.
 
Eula was born and raised in Shelby County.  She married the love of her life, Howard Lynn Hughes, in September 1951 and spent over 53 years with him before his passing in 2005.  Together they raised three wonderful children whom Eula enjoyed spending much time with.  Eula enjoyed fishing and camping on the Sabine River and Murvaul Creek early in life.  She enjoyed the outdoors, watching the birds, gardening, and working the flowers.  She also loved doing crafts, sewing, crocheting, and listening to country music.  Eula treasured the moments she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She loved each one of them immensely. 
    
She is survived by her sons; Michael Hughes and wife Marie of Nacogdoches, Texas, Thomas Hughes and wife Angela of Garrison, Texas; daughter, Deborah Moore and husband David of Palestine, Texas; special family member, Tracy Marshall and husband Ed of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren, Stacy Hughes and wife Kayla, Karen Payne and husband Eddy, April Moore, Austin Moore and wife Jennifer, Tommy Hughes, Christina Thompson and husband Wes, Richard Hughes; great grand-children, Jessy Reeves and husband Justin, Branden Hughes, Haley Casey and husband Colton, Kelsey Payne, Mackenzie Payne, Aliya Guster, Jayla Guster, A.J. Moore, Levi Moore, Jaxson Moore; Great great-grandchildren, Presleigh Casey, Conley Casey; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.  
 
She is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Howard Lynn Hughes; and brother, Harold Richardson.
 
The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas. 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, visit www.taylorfh.net. 
 
 
 

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Harold Edward Bloodgood


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harold Edward Bloodgood, 70, of Center, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 6, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ozay Ford and Thomas Fields officiating.  Interment will follow at Campti Methodist Cemetery in Shelby County.  
 
Mr. Bloodgood was born September 23, 1947, in Houston, to Charles Bloodgood and Sarah Lorene Cox Bloodgood.  He was of the Methodist faith.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Georgia Bloodgood of Center
 
Children:
Charles Bloodgood and wife, Denise, of Center
James Bloodgood and wife, Jill, of Center
Steve Bloodgood and wife, Lisa, of Center
Sheila Fountain and husband, Stephen, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Sharon Anderson
Dustin Bloodgood
Austin Bloodgood
Justin Bloodgood
Will Blackwell
Jennifer Green
Lucas Blackwell
Brittany Bloodgood
Naythen Bloodgood
Garrett Bloodgood
Bryce Bloodgood
Jacob Lang
 
Great Grandchildren:
Mason Bloodgood
Kyla Bloodgood
Levi Livingston
Eli Livingston
Lyla Blackwell
Beau Blackwell
 
Sisters and Brother:
Bennie Sue Goss of Humble
Mary Lou Erwin of Humble
James White of Humble
 
Special Nephew: Mike Speedy of Center
 
Preceded in death by
Father: Charles Bloodgood 
Mother: Sarah Lorene Cox White
Grandparents: Buddy and Susie Cox
 
Pallbearers will be Dustin Bloodgood, Austin Bloodgood, Justin Bloodgood, Will Blackwell, Michael Speedy, Jacob Lang, Naythen Bloodgood and Logan Speedy.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Johnnie W. Booth


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnnie W. Booth, 86, of Bayfield, Colorado, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at his residence in Bayfield.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.  
 
Mr. Booth was born December 5, 1931, in Sweeney, Texas, to John Booth and Nellie Maude Drace Booth.
 
He is survived by
Children:
Cherri Dodd and husband, Roger, of Bayfield, Colorado
Frank Booth and wife, Candie, of Newton, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Heather Sturzenacker and husband, Scott, of Canoga Park, California
Shannon Booth of Newton, Texas
Justin Booth of Newton, Texas
 
Great Grandson: Jackson Tyler Sturzenacker of Canoga Park, California
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Marian Frances Booth
Parents: John Booth and Nellie Maude Drace Booth
Brother: Joe Booth
Sisters: Leona Amburn, Violet Bonnett
Half Sister: Elsie Poole
 
Pallbearers will be Frank Booth, Justin Booth, Herbie Kelly, Troy Godeaux, John Oilfield and Dustin Poplin.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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A.J. Runnels Jr.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.J. Runnels Jr., 75, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana, after a courageous battle with cancer.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Runnels was born January 22, 1943, in Logan, to A.J. Runnels and Charlie Fate Briggs Runnels.  His hobbies included fishing and strolling in his El Caminos.  He loved spending time with his family.  Mr. Runnels was of the Baptist faith.
 
He is survived by
Children:
Alan J. Runnels of Joaquin
Donald R. Runnels of Joaquin
Kevin D. Runnels of Joaquin
Melinda Harvey and husband, Jason, of Joaquin
Brittany Whitton and husband, Gary, of Joaquin
 
Grandchildren:
Stoney Runnels and wife, Jessica
Justin Runnels
Shelby Runnels
Heaven Umbrell and husband, Wesley
Nathan Runnels
Cody Runnels and wife, Vanessa
Anna Runnels
Ashlyn Wiggins and husband, Jared
Kristen Harvey
Addisyn Harvey
Camryn Runnels
Kolton Whitton
Landen Whitton
Harley Runnels
 
Great Grandchildren:
Stormy Runnels
Trenton Runnels
Braylin Umbrell
Korbin Jackson
William Runnels
Matthew Runnels
Wrigley Umbrell
Zayne Klaire Wiggins
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and other family
A host of friends
 
Brother: Charles Runnels and wife, Marsha
 
Sisters:
Glenda
Rita Morris and husband, Donnie
Gail Fountain
Melissa Runnels
 
Preceded in death by
Loving wife of 51 years: Trudy Runnels
Parents: A.J. Runnels and Charlie Fate Briggs Runnels
Brother-in-law: Bryan Fountain
 
Pallbearers will be Stoney Runnels, Cody Runnels, Nathan Runnels, Ricky Pierce, “Bubba” Walters, Shelby Runnels, Justin Runnels and Tommy Bissell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Compton, Gary Whitton, Travis Reneau, Joe Thomas and John Derek Adams.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Jake Porter


 

Jake Paul Porter, 82, of Center, Texas, passed away on April 1, 2018 in Center. He was born on June 7, 1935 in Center to Bud and Lula Mae Porter. A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Sardis Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sardis Methodist Church.
 
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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Rosa Pena


 

 

Memorial service for Rosa Pena (45) of Nacogdoches, Texas will be Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00am at Todd Springs Baptist Church in (Old San Augustine Hwy) Shelbyville, Texas.  Pena was born April 4, 1972 in Houston, Texas and raised in Shelbyville, Texas.  Rosa died at her residence in Nacogdoches, Texas on March 28, 2018.  
 
Rosa Pena is survived by: 
 
Grandmother:  Margureite King of Center, Texas 
 
Daughter:  Deundra Gray of Brookshire, Texas 
 
Brother: Bridigo Pena (Michelle) of Joaquin, Texas 
 
Sister:  Dr.  Margie Blount of Brookshire, Texas 
 
Father:  Bridigo Pena Sr (Olga) of Houston, Texas 
 
Uncle:  Roosevelt King Jr. of Shelbyville, Texas 
 
Aunt: Dr. Jacqueline Pierre of Manama, Bahrain & Rosa Pena of Houston, Texas
 
Special Friend:  Christopher Hart of Nacogdoches, Texas 
 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 

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Mary Ruth Shewmaker Tyre


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Ruth Shewmaker Tyre, 75, of Center, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mary was born September 26, 1942, in Dallas, to Markus Shewmaker and Dolly Mae McKnight Shewmaker. She was married to her forever sweetheart, Charles, for forty-eight years, until his passing on July 3, 2007.  In her younger days, she enjoyed driving across the country in Charles’ big truck and seeing the world, particularly the mountains.  She enjoyed cooking, reading, watching her soaps, and being with her family.  Mary was the glue that made her family stick.  She always went above and beyond for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was their rock!  Seeing them is what she looked forward to the most.  Her heart was full when they were around.  She also loved her church family and was proud to say she loved the Lord.  Her family will miss her greatly, but is comforted by knowing she is rejoicing with Charles, and will be a guardian angel watching over them.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Chuck Tyre and wife, Mandy
Sandy Sanford
Chris Tyre
 
Grandchildren:
Kristy Horton and husband, Josh
Jennifer Gillespie and husband, Josh
Jessica Ross and husband, Jeff
Colton Tyre
Deeane Hughes
Ryleigh Hughes
Ethan Tyre
Bradley Richards and wife, Rose
Dustin Sanford and wife, Lisa
Christina Tyre
Scotty Tyre
Cash Tyre – Special Grandchild
 
Great Grandchildren:
Taylor Horton
Logan Horton
Jaylee Gillespie
Jase Gillespie
Levi Ross
Harper Ross
Kiersten Richards
Connor Richards
Natalie Peace
Gracie Sanford
Kagen Barbee
Kenley Samford
Creek Boswell
 
Brothers:
James Marcus Shewmaker and wife, Helen
Mike Shewmaker and wife, Ethel
 
Special Friends: Virgil Duke and wife, Ruth
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Loving Husband of 48 Years: Charles Tyre
Parents: Markus Shewmaker and Dolly Mae McKnight Shewmaker
Grandson: Patrick Dustin Tyre
Great Grandson: Bradley Kent Richards
 
A special thank you to friends and loving staff at Pine Grove Nursing Home.
 
Pallbearers will be Josh Horton, Josh Shewmaker, Josh Gillespie, Jeff Ross, Billy White and Robert Samford. Honorary pallbearer will be J.C. Cagle.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

 

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Raquel Leon Garcia


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raquel Leon Garcia, 29, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Dallas.
 
Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Mass will begin at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018, with service following at 3:00 p.m., at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Father Juan Garcia officiating.  Interment will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mrs. Garcia was born September 6, 1988, in Center, to Nicolas Leon-Moreno and Maria D. Garcia de Leon. 
 
She is survived by
Husband: Salomon Sandoval
 
Son: Wylmer A. Fuentes
 
Mother: Maria D. Garcia de Leon
 
Stepfather: Juan Carlos Perez Lopez
 
Sister: Natalia Leon Garcia
 
Brother-in-law: Jesus Jimenez Salazar
 
Brother: Emmanuel Leon 
 
Niece: Alejandra G. Jimenez
 
Aunt: Brenda Perez
 
Grandfather: Crecenciano Almaguer
 
Uncles: 
Jose Martin Garcia Alvarez and wife, Delfina Lopez Velasquez
Milwaukee Garcia
 
Godfather: Jose Antonio Garcia
 
Numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, a host of other friends and family
 
Preceded in death by
Grandfather: Jose Garcia Velazquez
Grandmothers: Raquel Alvarez Hernandez, Consuelo Moreno De Almaguer
Uncle: Alvaro Elias Garcia Alvarez
 
Pallbearers will be Jose Antonio Garcia, Salomon Sandoval, Milwaukee Garcia, Jesus Jimenez Salazar, Emmanuel Leon and Juan Carlos Perez. Honorary pallbearer will be Wylmer A. Fuentes.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Albert Lee Barnfield


 
 
 
Albert Lee Barnfield, 57, of Center, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, in Tyler.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mr. Barnfield was born February 27, 1961, in Dallas, to Lee James Barnfield and Juanita Sampson Barnfield.  He loved his job and his family.  
 
He is survived by
Wife: Alice Kay Welch
 
Parents: Lee James Barnfield and Juanita Sampson Barnfield
 
Children:
Clayton Patrick Barnfield
Jennifer Lee Barnfield
Priscilla Hudson
Shawn Canales
Summer Sims
Tracy Hewitt
Tia Kae Knoll
Steven Ray Knoll
 
Grandchildren:
Katy Sims
William Smith
Steven Smith
Michael Anthony Rosas II
Brianna Rosas
Frank Rosas
Jacqueiline Canales
Jayleen Canales
Jonatan Canales
Pharoh Canales
Aniyah Canales
Honesty Nicole Barnfield
Clayton Edward Barnfield
Santana Marie Barnfield
Matthew Lynn Barnfield
Raylee Maye Barnfield
Rylee Faye Barnfield
Anthony James Walsh
Katie Lee Hinton
Kevin Maurice Hilton
Kylee Nicole Wiliston
 
Great Grandchild: Maddison Lee Rosas
 
Sisters:
Elaine Williams Belanger
Helen Barnfield Ratcliff
Glenda Kay Williams
Mary Jane Marty Boren
 
Best Friends: 
Michael Jordan and Stacey Roth
 
Preceded in death by
Brothers: Oliver G. Williams, G.B. Williams Jr., Buster Bob Barnfield, Joel. E. Mary
Sisters: Linda Fay Williams Cashion Livingston
Best Friend: Stanley James Knoll
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Burbon Monroe "Punk" Burns


 

 

NAME:     MR. BURBON MONROE "PUNK" BURNS               AGE:   87   
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS   
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   04/02/2018, RESIDENCE, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
  
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      02/23/1931, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:     WEDNESDAY, 04/04/2018, 2:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:      TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, BROADDUS, TEXAS
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:       TUESDAY, 04/03/2018, 5 TIL 8 PM
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:      WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, SAN AUGUSTINE
  
OFFICIATING:   BRO. DON LOFTIN
 
BURIAL:   DICKERSON CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
 
FATHER:  BURBON DANIEL "BUD" BURNS                   MOTHER:   OLLIE ELIZABETH EVANS  
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   CARPENTER, HOME BUILDER  
 
SURVIVED BY:     
 
DAUGHTERS:  FRANCES (RAYMOND) BROWN OF SAN AUGUSTINE, SANDRA (ADAM) OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
SON:  JAMES MONROE "BO" BURNS OF SAN AUGUSTINE
4 GRANDCHILDREN; 6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 3 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
 
BROTHER:  JESSIE (FRANCES) BURNS OF PALESTINE
 
SISTERS:  OCTAVIA BELT OF ALTO, EMMA LOU MARTIN OF SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
SISTER-IN-LAW:  RUBY BURNS OF SHELBYVILLE, TEXAS
 
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, BUD & OLLIE BURNS; WIFE, PATRICIA WALKER BURNS; WIFE, GRACE SALES BURNS; BROTHERS, DAN, JAY, KENNETH, CHARLES, ALVIN & JAMES; SISTERS, LOTTIE MAE REECE, MARGARET BOLTON & MARIE MCGEE 
 
 
 
 

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Dr. William V. "Bill" Ginn


 

 

Dr. William V. “Bill” Ginn, Jr., 87, of Center, passed away March 8, 2018, in Center.
 
Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.
 
Bill was born February 7, 1931, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Marie and William V. Ginn.  The Ginns moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when Bill was a young child.  Bill graduated from Memphis State University, where he majored in Pre-pharmacy.  He then graduated from the University Of Tennessee School Of Pharmacy, where he was a member of Rho Chi, the National Honor Society of Pharmacy.  Following graduation, he went to Miami, Florida to do pharmacy internship.  It was there that he met the future Mrs. Ginn.  He was invited to join the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant, and was sent to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.  It was there that Eleanor and Bill were married in the Post Chapel.  After their honeymoon, the Ginns were sent to Fort Sill Oklahoma in Lawton, Oklahoma. It was there that Bill became a helicopter pilot, and then a helicopter pilot instructor.  This promotion meant another move to Ozark, Alabama, the Home of Fort Rucker, the Helicopter Training Base.  After two years, he was granted an early release, and he entered the University Of Tennessee School Of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee.  He graduated from the School of Medicine as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Honor Society of Medicine.  After graduation, he did an internship and surgery residency at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  Bill practiced in Memphis with a surgical group, until he was asked to join a medical group in Union City, Tennessee. In 1977, he moved to Center, Texas, to join the Memorial Clinic with Doctors Hunter Mallory and Joe B. Hooker.  In 1992, he was asked to head the Tenaha Clinic.  He was there until he retired in 1992.  Bill was a man of integrity with a great compassion for his patients.  His greatest gift was what he gave to his patients, a caring reassurance that their doctor had cared for them as he sat at the end of the hospital bed and did what no x-ray, scan or lab could do.  Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.  Bill was a golfer, duck hunter, fisherman, wood carver of caricatures, carpenter, artist, banjo player, avid reader, bluegrass music fan and jazz fan.  He was always interested in furthering his knowledge of many subjects.  The family enjoyed camping and travelling.  Travelling to bluegrass festivals in “Little Darlin” was a favorite weekend adventure for Bill and Eleanor.  Thursday was a special day for Bill.  That’s the day the “Lunch Brunch” met to eat and ponder the great problems of our world.
 
Bill is survived by
Wife of 64 years and best friend: Eleanor of Center, Texas
 
Sons:
David Ginn of Center, Texas
Andy Ginn and wife, Jennifer, of Frisco, Texas
 
Granddaughter: Janie of Frisco, Texas
 
Grandson: Max of Frisco, Texas
 
Nieces and Nephew:
Elaine Pacello and husband, Tom, of Memphis, Tennessee
Ellen Porter and husband, Joe, of North Carolina
Bob and wife, Carol, of Olive Branch, Mississippi
 
Cousins:
Ana Marie Williamson and husband, Stephen, of Dallas, Texas
Ralph Riddle and wife, Jodi, of Rotan, Texas
 
His shadow and friend: Mollie
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Marie and William Ginn
Brother: Dr. Bob Ginn
Niece: Elizabeth Fleming
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, or the charity of your choice.
 
The family extends their special thanks to Accolade Hospice Staff Kerry, Jessica and Rita for their loving care for Dr. Ginn.  Special thanks also to Vondell Sanders for his loving care for Dr. Ginn.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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William David Jakab


 

 

 

 

William David Jakab, 86, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on March 29, 2018 in Center, Texas. He was born on October 2, 1931 in Washington, Canada to Andy and Emma Jakab. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Dee Daniel officiating. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
 
William was a gentle and kind man who loved the Lord and his family. A truck driver by trade, he was a hard-working man that made sure he did everything he could to provide and care for his family. He enjoyed listening to Christian music and singing praises to his Heavenly Father. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. 
 
William is survived by his son, David William Jakab and wife, Elvira of Alexandria, Kentucky; daughter, Anna Clinton of Florence, South Carolina; step-daughter, Dezray Jakab of Alexandria, Kentucky; grandchildren, Joshua Clinton and Cameron Clinton; step-grandchildren, Morgan Jakab, Jyda Meridia and Evany Meridia.
 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jakab and parents, Andy and Emma Jakab.
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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