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Shirley Swindle


 
 
Ms. Shirley Swindle, age 78, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Swindle passed away on July 30, 2018 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas. 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
 
Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Interment: Buckley Cemetery
Pastor Herman Johnson, officiating
 
VISITATION 
 
Friday, August 3, 2018
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Daughter Patricia Ann Swindle 
 
Step-Mother Mary Giles Thomas
 
4 Sisters Shirlean Anthony (John)
Mae Swindle
Lori Dupree (Winfred)
Vernell Hicks
 
A hot of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Kenneth Carl Grace


 

 

Mr. Kenneth Carl Grace, age 50, of Hemphill, Texas.  Mr. Grace passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, August 4, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Macedonia Baptist Church, Hemphill, Texas 
Internment: Macedonia Cemetery 
Pastor Joe Gilbert, Officiating Minister
 
Memorial Ceremony by the Members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will be help prior to the Funeral Services on:
Saturday, August 4, 2018
12 noon to 12:45 p.m.
Macedonia Baptist Church, Hemphill, Texas
The family requests that if you wish to attend the Memorial Ceremony, please arrive before 12 noon to get a seat before the start of the Memorial Ceremony; no one will be allowed to enter the sanctuary during the ceremony.
 
VISITATION
 
Friday, August 3, 2018
3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel in San Augustine, Texas
 
Viewing on Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00 a.m. until 12 noon or start of Memorial Ceremony
Macedonia Baptist Church, Hemphill, Texas
 
SUVIVORS
 
1 Brother Jarl Grace (Tykisha) of San Antonio, Texas
 
2 Sisters Carla Grace Roberson of Pflugerville, Texas
Vashti Grace of Arlington, Texas
 
A host of aunties, uncles, other relatives, and friends.
 
 

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Bobby Glen Johnson


 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Bobby Glen Johnson (54) of Center, Texas.  Mr. Johnson was born September 28, 1963.    Mr. Johnson died, Friday, July 27, 2018.  Funeral services are Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church (Highway 87 West), Center, Texas at 1:00pm.  Rev. Gary Suell will be officiating and Bishop William E. Nash Eulogist. 
 
Mr. Bobby Glenn Johnson is survived by:
Special Friend:  Valerie Marshall of Center, Texas 
Sons:  Bobby Harris of Louisiana and LaCory Buckley of Center, Texas
Daughters:  Patricia Harris of Timpson, Texas and Brittany Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas 
Brother:  Joe Mack Johnson (Lender) of Timpson, Texas
Sisters:  Linda Fay Johnson, Weatherd (James) of Center, Texas; Sue Jenkins of Garrison, Texas; and Barbara Thomas (Eddie) of Italy, Texas 
 
Visitation:  Friday, August 3, 2018, at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm-8:00pm
Committal:  Mt Gillion Cemetery 
Repass:  Mt. Gillion Church 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 

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Willie Swindle (Syrup Man)


 

 

 
Mr. Willie Swindle (Syrup Man) 103 of the New Harmony Community passed away on Thursday evening at Pine Grove Nursing Center.  Visitation Monday from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Community Funeral Home in Center, TX.  Services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center, TX.
 
Interment will follow at the Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, TX.
 
He is survived by:
 
4 Sons: Travis Swindle, James Swindle, Bishop Zephaniah Swindle, Willie Pearl Swindle
 
4 Daughters: Rosa Lee Roberson, Mary Ann Swindle, LuSean Swindle Garrett, Zera Joyce Swindle Harris
 
 
 

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Douglas William Stone


 

 

Douglas William Stone, 76, of Logansport, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Garrison.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Charles Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Stone was born May 25, 1942, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Raymond Oliver Stone and Beatron Wiggins Stone.  Douglas devoted his life to his family.  He married his “Honey” Ina Hennigan on July 9, 1960.  They were married for 57 years and you could almost always find them alongside each other.  Douglas was ordained as a deacon on February 16, 1996 at Center Missionary Baptist Church.  On August 1, 1999, he surrendered to preach and was elected associate pastor May 5, 2004.  Then on Sunday, August 22, 2004, he was ordained as a minister.  He pastored Old Salem MBC and Mims Springs Baptist Mission.
 
He is survived by
Daughter: Teresa Watson and husband, Fess, of Joaquin
 
Son: Ronald Stone and wife, Susan, of Joaquin
 
Grandchildren:
Heidi Pritchett and husband, Randall, of Joaquin
Piper Moton and husband, Chance, of Stanley, Louisiana
Ciara O’Rear of Joaquin
Shiloh Stone of Joaquin
Nacona Stone of Joaquin
 
Great Grandchildren:
Chandler Pritchett
Aspen Pritchett
Palin Moton
 
Sisters:
Margaret Sermons of Shreveport, Louisiana
Bettie Ann Strong of Center, Texas
 
Sister-in-law: Edith Stone of Springridge, Louisiana
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
A host of other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife of 57 years: Ina Hennigan Stone
Parents: Raymond Oliver Stone and Beatron Wiggins Stone
Brothers: Billy Ray Stone, Oliver Stone
Sister: Nelda Faye Heyen
Brother-in-law: G.W. Strong
 
A special thanks to Garrison Nursing Home and staff for their compassionate care.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Marie Joyce Bittick


 

 

Marie Joyce Bittick, 92, of Lufkin, Texas, passed from this world on July 22, 2018. She was born on July 22, 1926 in Shelby County to Iva Nell Coe Shelton and Pluma Reedy. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Old Salem Cemetery in Center.  A memorial will follow on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall located at 2212 E. Lufkin Avenue in Lufkin. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to her congregation in memorial for projects dear to her heart.
 
Marie was very involved in the ministry of the Lufkin East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where she enjoyed volunteering, sharing the Bible and helping those in need. In her spare time, Marie loved working with her flowers, honing her skills as a master gardener. Even though everyone said she had a green thumb, her most notable trade was in the kitchen where her sweet tea and hot water cornbread accompanied almost every delicious meal. She was a skilled seamstress, sewing all of her own clothes and fashioning quilts for each of her great-grandchildren, whom she treasured more than life.
 
Marie is survived by her son, Tommy Bittick of Burke; grandchildren, Tanya Guajardo and husband, Michael of Huntington, Chad Bittick and wife, Kim of Lufkin, and Brandi Turner and husband, Rodney of Huntington; great-grandchildren, Rachael Guajardo, Bradley Turner, Joshua Bittick, Lance Turner, Marissa Guajardo and Gabriel Guajardo.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jessie Leon Bittick; sisters, Hazel Weeks, Bobbie Jean Allmon and Iva Nell Coe Shelton; and her first great grandchild, Michael Stephen Guajardo, Jr.
 
Pallbearers are Bradley Turner, Lance Turner, Joshua Bittick, Gabriel Guajardo, Aaron Young, Gilbert Jacinto and Patrick Sloan.
 
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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J. W. Adams


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. W. Adams, 90, of Center, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Dr. Jack Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mr. Adams was born March 30, 1928, in Center, to Johnny B Adams and E.V. Barber Adams.  He served in the United States Army where he received the rank of Sergeant First Class. Mr. Adams worked for AT&T for 39 years.  His hobbies included woodworking, farming, ranching, fishing and spending time with family and friends.  Mr. Adams was a member of North Jericho Missionary Baptist Church and the Pioneers of AT&T.
 
He is survived by
Children: 
Wayne Adams and wife, Rusty, of Dallas, Texas
Sheilah Reeves and husband, Bob, of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Daniel Adams and wife, Marie-Claude, of Kihei, Hawaii
Cassie Adams of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aaron Adams and wife, Sapphire, of Los Angeles, California
Chelsea Reeves of Newport Beach, California
Abby Boyd and husband, Weston, of Georgetown, Texas
Adam Reeves of Austin, Texas
 
Great Grandson: Luke William Adams of Kihei, Hawaii
 
Great Grandson to be: William Blaine Boyd of Georgetown, Texas
 
Aunt: Geraldine Johnson
 
Longtime friend: Norma Rudd of Center, Texas
 
Her dear family:
Kemi Faulkenberry and husband, Jerry, of Center, Texas
Keli Chandler and husband, David, of Center, Texas
Hannah Faulkenberry of Center, Texas
Josiah Faulkenberry and wife, Randi Kay, of Center, Texas
Brooke Fletcher of Houston, Texas
Dawson Chandler of Center, Texas
Rylan Chandler of Center, Texas
Wyatt Faulkenberry of Center, Texas
Brylie Ross of Center, Texas
Camille Crowe of Center, Texas
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Wilma Jean Adams 
Parents: Johnny B Adams and E.V. Hughes (Barber) Adams
 
Pallbearers will be Daniel Adams, Aaron Adams, Adam Reeves, Weston Boyd, Vernon Pajarito and Josiah Faulkenberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Rylan Chandler and Dawson Chandler.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

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Randy Lewis Bush


 

 

Randy Lewis Bush, 63, of Timpson, passed away July 25, 2018, at his residence.
 
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at First United Pentecostal Church in Center. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson and Charles Bush officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
 
Mr. Bush was born March 22, 1955, to Coye D. and Ima Jean Bush.  He was the fifth child of eight children.  Randy attended Center High School.  He was a member of Center First UPC Church.  He was a heavy equipment operator most of his life and took pride in his work. 
 
Randy married the love of his life Margaret in 1974.  Together, they had their only child, Mandy.  He loved her more than anything.  He had a son-in-law that he thought of his own and three grandchildren, Macayla, Macade and Mason that he cherished more than anything. 
 
Randy enjoyed hunting, fishing and working cattle.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Margaret Sims Bush
 
Daughter and Son-in-law: Mandy and Eric Perry
 
Grandchildren:
Macayla Leigh Perry
Samuel Macade Perry
Mason Lewis Perry
 
Brothers and Sisters-in-law:
Bubba Bush and wife, Nancy
Dewayne Bush
 
Sisters and Brothers-in-law:
Beverly Slatter and husband, Basel
Sandra Walsh and husband, Bubba
Tammy Ramirez and husband, Amando
Kim Jarjoura and husband, Jeff
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Sylvia Clifton
Cynthia (Tammy) Bailey
Thea Tanner
 
Special caretakers and friends:
Richard Hill
Victoria Duvon
Affinity Hospice and staff
Mrs. Rita
Mrs. Tammy
Miss Mallory
Mrs. Evelyn
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Coye D. and Ima Jean Bush
Grandparents: Lewis and Della Livingston, Elton and Cordell Bush
Sister: Brenda Bush Wright
Nephew: Nathan Davis
 
Pallbearers will be Charles Bush, Colt Bush, Kyle Bush, Dewayne Bailey, Kevin Bush and Brent Slatter.  Honorary pallbearers will be State Representative Chris Paddie, Brandon Slatter, Trae George, Clay Bush and Andy Ramirez.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Jane Cooper


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jane Cooper, 77, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Nathan Cox and Bro. Gene Walker officiating.  Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mrs. Cooper was born November 18, 1940, in Center, to Bob Powdrill and Laura Ballard Powdrill.  She enjoyed her work at Center ISD and also enjoyed spending time with family.  Mrs. Cooper was a member of Northside Church of Christ.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Robert Cooper of Center
Tanya Williams and husband, Stephen, of Center
Brenda Acuna
 
Grandchildren:
Shane Cooper and wife, Chasity, of Center
Shannon Cooper and wife, Christee, of Joaquin
Ryley Cooper of Junction
Hannah Cooper of Junction
Sawyer Williams of Center
Sydney Williams of Center
Kevin Acuna and wife, Sarah, of Garrison
Tabitha Cooper and husband, Vic, of Shelbyville
 
Great Grandchildren:
Laney Cooper
Kaden Nance
Lexi Cooper
Mason Acuna
 
A host of other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Billy Cooper
Parents: Bob Powdrill and Laura Ballard Powdrill
Sisters: Billie Tillotson, Marie Smith, Robbie Hart, Francis LeGrone, Johnnie Weeks, Martha Crippen
Brothers: Howell Powdrill, Robert Powdrill
Grandchild: Skylar Williams
Daughter-in-law: Linda Brittan
 
Pallbearers will be Kevin Acuna, Jack Nichols, Mike Baldwin, Chester Dawson, Cecil Chessher and Laura Walker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Baldwin, Gene Walker, Alan Penick, Tedd Holt and Rick Foehner.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catherine Pinkston Scholarship Fund in Mrs. Cooper’s honor.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Juanita Norris


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juanita Norris, 91, of Joaquin, entered into rest Tuesday, July 24, 2018.  
 
Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Timothy Roberson officiating.  Interment will follow at Tetter Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., in Humble.
 
Mrs. Norris was born October 7, 1926, in the Tennessee Community of Shelby County, to Walter B. Thompson and Audrey Spurlock Thompson.  She enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her family.  She was a member of Grace Baldwin Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Tenaha, the ladies sewing ministry and also involved with meals of love.  She always looked forward to spending time with her girls packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child and making memories with her family at the Party Barn.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Dolores Walker and husband, Lynn
Debbie Spurlock and husband, David
Kelley Roberson and husband, Chip
Judy Bardwell and husband, L.W.
 
Grandchildren:
Chris Norris and wife, Heather
Rocky Norris
Phil Walker and wife, Jamie
Pam Walker
Patrick Walker
Jaime Krametbauer and husband, Joseph
Erin Torres and husband, Luis
Adrean Seaborn and husband, Miles, IV
Timothy Roberson and wife, Nicole
Will Bardwell and wife, Chelsea
Anna Bardwell
 
Great Grandchildren:
Brittany Bourn and husband, Jacoby
Alyssa Norris
Samantha Trammell
Nicholas Norris
Sadie Walker
Tripp Walker
Jaxon Krametbauer
Madix Krametbauer
Dax Krametbauer
Rhett Torres
Audrey Seaborn
Miles Seaborn, V
Ava Seaborn
Julia Roberson
Cline Roberson
Ella Rose Roberson
 
Great Granddaughter: Preslee Bourn
Sister: JoNell Barnes
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Faye Thompson
Lillie Thompson Townsend
 
Nieces, nephews and other relatives.
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: William Raymond Norris, Sr.
Sons: William Raymond Norris, Jr., Wayne Robert Norris
Great Grandson: William Zachary Norris
Parents: Walter B. Thompson and Audrey Spurlock Thompson
Brothers: Cline Thompson, Harold Thompson
 
Pallbearers will be Chris Norris, Rocky Norris, Phil Walker, Patrick Walker, Timothy Roberson and Will Bardwell.  Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandsons.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child, PO Box 159, Tenaha, Texas 75974.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 

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Jordan Chase Shisler


 
 
 
 
 
Jordan Chase Shisler, 8, of Greenwood, Texas, passed away on July 23, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on June 9, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Jordan Dean Shisler and Courtney Carol Cylene Swanson. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Son Windham officiating. 
 
Chase grew up in Center. He attended Greenwood ISD where he made lots of friends and impacted the fellow students and staff while there. He was a very personable child and wanted to be friends with everyone he met. Chase would be very concerned when someone did not want to share a friendship with him. It was often hard for him to understand why other people did not have a heart like his. Chase was an active young man. He played baseball and was in the Boy Scouts. He also enjoyed attending AWANAS at Greenwood Baptist Church. Chase’s faith was an integral part of his life even at such a young age. He had a deep, strong faith in the Lord and loved Him. He was faithful to pray every day and each night before bed, he would make sure to remind his whole family if they happened to forget. Chase always talked about heaven and was curious what the angels would look like. It’s as if God knew that he was too good for this earth, and it was time to take him to meet those angels he so often dreamed about. 
 
While Chase exemplified characteristics well beyond his years, he was still a kid at heart. He wrestled and played all the time. He enjoyed activities and fun just like any other eight-year-old. He loved video games, watching You-Tube, riding go-karts and playing with his cousins. He also liked to swim as long as he could touch the bottom, and even then he would sometimes question its stability. Chase had also taken a great interest in science and magic. Like most kids, he liked superheroes, the Hulk was his favorite; however, he actually was more fond of the villains. There was something about the mystery and challenge that intrigued Chase. The Joker was his favorite villain.
 
Chase was an exceptional boy who breathed life into the world around him. He was a happy child, full of light and laughter. You rarely saw him without a smile on his face and that smile was so contagious. His silly dances and singing would brighten any situation. His love for his family was indescribable. He was a true Momma’s boy, but he had a deep admiration for his Daddy…both of them. The amount of passion, heart, spunk and joy that was packed into such a small person is rarely found in adults, but Chase had it all. He made the world a better place. 
 
Chase is survived by:
Parents:
Jordan Shisler of Center, Texas
Courtney and A.J. Green of Greenwood, Texas
 
Grandparents: 
Chad Earl Swanson and Rebecca Sinclair Swanson of Odessa, Texas
Jerry Elswick of Shelbyville, Texas
Paula San Augustine of Center, Texas
Jamie Nelson of Bryan, Texas
 
Great-Grandparents:
Dean and Pauletta Shisler of Center, Texas
 
Great-Great Grandmother:
Helen Landers of Magnolia, Texas
 
Aunts and Uncles:
Dakota and Ashley Poindexter of Center
Amber and Josh Marrs of San Antonio, Texas
Ronnie Wade Myers of Alvin, Texas
Jose and Angelica Paredes of Center, Texas
Caleb Shisler of Center, Texas
Amanda and Kwi Gary of Plano, Texas
Josh and Dori Elswick of Waxahachie, Texas
Cheyenne and Kylee Moore of Center, Texas
Regina and Allen Ramsey of Trinity, Texas
 
A host of other family and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by grandparents, Betty Ruth Elswick, George Shisler, Robert and Johnnie Bolton and Carol Dawn Cain; great-great grandparents, John Paul and Gladys Sanford; and uncle, Chase Swanson. 
 
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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Dorothy Jane Lee


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dorothy Lee was born on March 2, 1930 in Wells, Texas, the daughter of Authur and Ruthie McKinnon Wesley.  She was raised in East Texas where she learned valuable lessons and life skills from hardworking family members.  Dorothy lost her parents at an early age, therefore, had extended family that raised her and loved her throughout her life.  She learned to be an independent and loving lady who always put family first.  Her time as a child was spent in the cotton field and surrounded by those whom she loved.  She learned to sew, quilt, and cook.  Her skills at all of these only advanced with time.  She loved to cook and was best known for her chocolate pie (of which she never shared her secrets) and her old fashioned tea cakes and syrup cookies.  She married a fine gentleman, F.G. Lee and the two made wonderful memories together until his passing in 1982.  They raised their children with the same great values that she was taught.  Dorothy honed in on her sewing skills when she became a mother, as she made beautiful clothes for all her children and grandchildren.  The kids’ favorite memories of their Mamma include playing “Red Rover Ball” and watching their mamma jump rope, along with playing other childhood games.  She had a great passion for dancing and country music.  She was dancing up until her last days here, as she two-stepped with her grandsons as often as she was able. She was a very devoted, kind, and loving lady and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.    
 
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Ellis W. Lee of Lufkin and Royce Lee of Shelbyville; daughters, Barbara Hill of Huntington and Virginia Davis & husband, Richard of Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and loving friends.  
She is preceded in death by her husband, F.G. Lee; parents, Authur and Ruthie McKinnon; son, Joe Lee; brothers, Shirley Wesley, James Wesley, and Charles Wesley; grandchildren, Jonathan Luce, Damon Scott Luce, and Jonathan James Morales.
 
Pallbearers will be Ellis Lee, Royce Lee, Michael “Mike” Reese, Steven Winski, Jim Sumrall, and Nunley “Bubba” Russell.
 
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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Roger Lee Hale


 

 

Mr. Roger Lee Hale, age 67, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Hale passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at CHI St. Luke Memorial Hospital in San Augustine, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday July 28, 2018
1 P. M.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment in Mosaic Cemetery
Rev. Ardis Mosby, Officiating
 
Visitation
Friday, July 27, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary
 
SURVIVORS
 
3 Sons Keithran Hale Sr. of Mansfield, Louisiana
Tywain Myles (Taura) of Spring, Texas
Bradley Hale (Caprice) of Nacogdoches, Texas
 
5 Daughters Antonia Thomas of Ft. Worth, Texas
Makeshia Jones of Nacogdoches, Texas
Shaketha Knox (Robert Knox Jr.) of Marshall, Texas
Flesha Hale of Nacogdoches, Texas
Taniecia Hale of Tyler, Texas
 
A loving host of 17 Grandchildren
 
Special Friend: Shenet Smith of San Augustine, Texas
 
Her children: Alvin Smith of Lufkin, Texas
 
Her Grandchildren: Nyesha Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas
 
3 sisters: Brinda Parks of Houston, Texas
Betty Gordon of Kirbyville, Texas
Ella Louise Brown of Hemphill, Texas
 
1 Aunt Mary Lou Wright of Jasper, Alabama
 
As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends.
 
 

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Carrie Mae Barr Chaney


 

 

 
 
Funeral services for Carrie Mae Barr Chaney. 87, of Timpson, Texas, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Ozay Ford and Bro. Clyde Hess officiating.  Interment to follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.  Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
 
 
 
Ms. Chaney was born July 15, 1931, in Timpson, Texas to the late Ernest Rastus and Mary Etta (Stone) Barr.  Carrie married the love of her life, George Willis Chaney, on November 14, 1950 where the two spent over 64 years together before his passing in 2015.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She took pride in raising her six children and  loving them unconditionally.  Carrie enjoyed reading Guidepost, watching western shows, and cooking for her family.  She also enjoyed working on the farm with her late husband, George.  
 
 
 
She is survived by sons, Edgar Chaney and Denise of Timpson, Texas, Larry Chaney and wife Tresia of Huffman, Texas; daughters, Gina Diane Broussard and husband Billy of Center, Texas, Rachael Mabe and husband Mike of Manassas, Virginia; grandchildren, Jason Button, Sarah Coppock and husband Billy,  Dennis Broussard; great grandchildren, Richard, Kason, and Makinlie Broussard; sisters, Louise Nolan of Talco, Texas, Bertie Hess of Poteau, Oklahoma; brother, Carlos Mack Barr and Louella of Woodville, Texas; brother in law, Charles Birdwell; and a host of family and friends who will miss her greatly.
 
 
 
Ms. Chaney was preceded in death by her husband, George Willis Chaney; parents, Ernest and Mary Etta Barr; sons, Donald Wayne Chaney and George W. Chaney, JR; brothers, James Daniel Barr, Ollie Ray Barr; sisters, Billie Birdwell, Linda Morrison; and brother in law, Wilson Morrison.
 
 
 
Pallbearers are Charles Barr, Ray Morrison, Orville Hess, Ricky Nolan, Randy Nolan and Greg Haymon.
 
 
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net.  
 
 
 
Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

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Jack David Burson


 

 

Jack David Burson, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away July 17, 2018, in The Woodlands.  
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Center Church of Christ.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.  
Mr. Burson was born June 20, 1936, in Sentinel, Oklahoma, to Isaac Burson and Annice Hill Burson.  He served in the United State Navy.  Prior to retirement, Mr. Burson was a professor at McNeese State University and Oklahoma State University, where he taught Electronic Technology for 40 years.  Mr. Burson was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed watching movies and airplanes and collecting things and visiting.  He was a member of Center Church of Christ.  
 
He is survived by
 
Wife: Annabell Burson of Shelbyville, Texas
 
Brother: Byron Burson and wife, Sharon, of College Station, Texas
 
Sisters-in-law:
Betty Miller of Amarillo, Texas
Rosalee Cartwright of Morris, Illinois
 
Numerous nieces and nephews
 
Brother-in-law: Oliver Earl Russell of Washington State
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Isaac Burson and Annice Hill Burson
Son: David Burson
Brother-in-law: Leonard Russell
 
Pallbearers will be Evan Burson, Chuck Raymond, Cade Burson, Andrea Cuzzupe, J.D. Weldon and Byron Burson II.
 
 

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Randall Jack Crump


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randall Jack Crump, 74, of Joaquin, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2018, while surrounded by loved ones.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Welch and Bro. Jody Hooper officiating.  Doug Smith will be speaking up for Randall.  Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.
 
Mr. Crump was born August 10, 1943, in Joaquin, Texas, to Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump.  He worked in steel fabricating all of his life.  He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed being with his grandchildren.  Mr. Crump was a kind and gentle man who was loved by all who knew him.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 55 years: Patsy Myers Crump
 
Daughter: Lori May and husband, Marvin, of Joaquin
 
Grandchildren:
Morgan Blair May
Trevor Blain May and special friend, Kenslee Maines
 
Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law: Barbara and Mike Dickerson of Joaquin
 
A host of nieces and nephews
 
He was preceded in death by
Parents: Robert M. Crump and Myrtis Lilly Crump
Son: Randy Crump
Brothers: Robert B. Crump, Roy M. Crump
Sisters: Ruth Wilkins, Melba Plagens, Betty Rippy, Linda Sue Crump
 
Pallbearers will be Gary Henderson, Dwanye Pinkston, Roy Manning Crump, Jinx Hutchins, Ricky Cockrell and Brad Cockrell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Smith and Bill Pridgen.
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sholar Cemetery, c/o Jerry Cockrell, 190 CR 3798, Joaquin, Texas 75954.
 
Online condolences and tributes can be made to www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
 

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Joseph "J.B." Dorsey


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph “J.B.” Dorsey,83, of Shelbyville, passed away July 18, 2018, in Center.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at Wimberly Chapel in Huxley.  Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
 
Mr. Dorsey was born May 13, 1935, in Rusk County, to Ruben Dorsey and Denver Thorton Dorsey.  He enjoyed working, fishing, and spending time with his family.  He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley. Mr. Dorsey worked as a door greeter at Wal-Mart for thirteen years, a job which he loved.  He also loved his customers.
 
He is survived by
Daughters:
Jeanie Matheny of Huxley
Renee Dorsey of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Bridgett Gooch of Henderson
Gina Jones and husband, Aaron, of Huxley
Brooke Dorsey of Huxley
Skyler Gilpatrick of Longview
Conner Gilpatrick of Center
 
Great Grandchildren:
Lee Howell of Henderson
Cheyenne Wyatt of New London
B.J. Wyatt of Jacksonville
Amelia Jones of Huxley
 
3 Great Great Grandchildren
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Ruben Dorsey and Denver Thorton Dorsey
Brothers: Buck Dorsey, Jerry Dorsey, Glenn Dorsey
Sisters: Viola Moore, Mary Opal Goodwin, Ruby Stewart, Libby Blalock, Betty Still
Mother of his children and special friend: Mary Mixon
 
Pallbearers will be Richard Dorsey, Bubba Dorsey, Fred Goodgin, Dale LaGrone, Randy LaGrone, George Matheny, Aaron Jones and Lee Howell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Dorsey and Adrian Allen.
 
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
 
 
 

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John Weatherly


 

 

John Weatherly, 93, of Mesquite, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, at his home.  
 
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison with Chaplain Bill Wright officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison.
 
Mr. Weatherly was born March 1, 1925, in Garrison, to Cecil Weatherly and Sue Little Weatherly.
 
He is survived by
Son: John Weatherly Jr. and wife, Cindy
 
Daughter: Hope Goree
 
Granddaughter: Amanda Goree
 
Sister:
Bobby Simmons
 
A host of nieces, nephews and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Wife: Dorleene Weatherly
Granddaughter: Sarah Goree
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
 
 

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Traci Michelle Smith


 
 
 
 
 
Traci Michelle Smith, 44, of Rosenberg, Texas, passed away on July 13, 2018 in Rosenberg. She was born on August 27, 1973 in Houston, Texas to Lenard (Jonni) Wood II and Avis Smith. A private burial will be held at McClelland Cemetery.
 
Traci is survived by her children, Maximus and Greenli Lavesphere of Rosenberg, Texas, their father, Michael Lavesphere of Rosenberg, Texas; brothers, Bryan Aaron Wood and wife Melissa of Deerpark, Texas, Jerami Wood and Deedee Thompson of Conroe, Texas; sister, Lisa Bloodgood and husband Steve of Center, Texas; uncle, Robert Smith of Cummings, Georgia; cousin, Leslie Smith of Spring, Texas; Maximus and Greenli’s aunt, Sherry Ledbetter and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.  
 
She is preceded in death by her mother, Avis Smith; grandparents, Clarence and Frances Smith, Lenard and Adele Wood; sister, Rachael Nycole Wood; uncle, Charles Smith and aunt, Trudi Polk.
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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Fern Hooper Davis


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fern Hooper Davis, 89, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2018, in Mt. Pleasant.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Pastor James Hensley officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Mrs. Davis was born September 9, 1928, in Joaquin, to William Forrest Hooper and Vergie Odell English Hooper.  She lived in Longview until she retired and relocated to Linden and then to Mt. Pleasant for the last five years.  
 
She is survived by
Sons:
James David Davis
Robert Wayne Davis
 
Daughter: Vicki Jeanene Davis
 
Grandchildren:
David L. Davis
Shay Davis
Scott Davis
Clint Davis
Shawn Montalvo
Ami Hinds 
Allison Weddle
 
A number of great grandchildren
 
Daughters-in-law:
Deborah Davis
Patricia Davis
 
Sister: Dessie Hooper Meadows
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: John R. Davis
Son: William “Rick” Davis
Parents: William Forrest Hooper and Vergie Odell English Hooper
Step Mother: Ila May Hussey Hooper
Brother: Gerald Don Hooper
Sister: Virginia Ann Hooper Reeves
 
Pallbearers will be David L. Davis, Shay Davis, Scott Davis, Clint Davis, Shawn Montalvo, Anthony Alicea and Justin Davis.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Larry D. Morrison


 

Larry D. Morrison, 75, of Nacogdoches, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Paul Sevar officiating.  Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.
 
Mr. Morrison was born November 22, 1942, in Pasadena, Texas, to Forest Bloomer Morrison and Edith Jetton Morrison.  After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University, he made Nacogdoches, Texas, his home for more than fifty years.  Larry was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed RVing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, walking the Lanana Creek Trail, and his beloved cats.  He was a past member of the Lions Club and Volunteer Fire Department, a member of Nacogdoches Senior Center, the Grief Support System of the First United Methodist Church, the Rice Belt RV Club and Calvary Baptist Church.
 
He is preceded in death by
Loving wife of 37 years: Evelina Wright Morrison
Parents: Forest Bloomer Morrison and Edith Jetton Morrison
 
He is survived by
Children:
Cindy Christie and husband, Mark, of Lufkin
Cathy Richards and husband, Kerry, of Sealy
Suzy Childers and husband, Jeff, of Lufkin
Karen Mata and husband, Manolo, of Houston
 
Step Children:
Carie Watts and husband, Joey, of Henderson
Waylon “Bubba” Griffith Jr. and wife, Margo, of Center
Monte Dale Griffith of Center
Micah Z. Griffith and wife, Tammy, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Alexandra Burch
Dalton Burch
Nolan Childers
Graham Childers
Emily Martinez
Abbie Richards
Louisa Mata
Chris Albury
Brittney Griffith
Lauren Griffith
Amber Griffith
Zane Griffith
Jared Richards
 
Great Grandchild: Alaina Hill
 
Sister: Judy Krohn
 
Niece: Lena Russell
 
Numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Pallbearers will be Dalton Burch, Graham Childers, Chris Albury, Mark Christie, Kerry Richards, Jeff Childers, Manolo Mata and Steve Albury.  Honorary pallbearer will be Nolan Childers.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nacogdoches Senior Center, 621 Harris Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Jereldine Pitts


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jereldine Pitts, 84, of Center, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Abundant Love Ministries, 1426 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas 75935, with Pastor Karl Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at Carroll Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville.
 
Ms. Pitts was born April 16, 1934, in Shelby County, to Aaron Pitts and Rossie Roberts Pitts.  She retired from Tyson after twenty-three years of service.  Ms. Pitts was faithful and devoted to her church and family.  She was a member of Carroll Chapel CME in Shelbyville, where she served as usher, choir member and Sunday school secretary.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Loraine Osby and husband, Mervin, of Center, Texas
Linda Lewis Patt of Center, Texas
Lolita Hall and husband, Pastor Everette, of Keatchie, Louisiana
Charles Lathan of Center, Texas
James Pitts of Center, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Marcus Roberts and wife, Jackie, of Center, Texas
Candel Cloudy and husband, Michael, of Center, Texas
Jacqueline Johnson and husband, Everette, of Houston, Texas
Petrina Andrews and husband, Herschell, of Houston, Texas
Kiff Jones and wife, Bridgette, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Jade Cloudy and husband, Marlin, of Conroe, Texas
Chris Pitts of Tenaha, Texas
Elisha Richardson and husband, D’Unte, of Diboll, Texas
Keverett Hall of Keatchie, Louisiana
Jata Hall of Keatchie, Louisiana
Takeisha Lathan of Center, Texas
 
A number of great grandchildren
 
Sisters:
Linda C. Edwards and husband, Larry, of Killeen, Texas
Mary Hornback and late husband, Jimmy, of Center, Texas
Emma Jean Johnson and husband, Robert, of Center, Texas
 
Aunts: 
Joyce Kindle of Dallas, Texas
Vernell Sebron of Longview, Texas
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Loyal companion: Her dog, Lexie
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Aaron Pitts and Rossie Roberts Pitts
Sisters: Billie Ann Gardner, Billie Louise Hill
Brother: James Edwards
Sister-in-law: Mary Jane Edwards
 
Pallbearers will be Kiff Jones, Michael Cloudy Jr., Chris Pitts, Keverett Hall, Marlin Cloudy Jr. and Everett Johnson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Roberts, Brandon Roberts, James Pitts, Larry Edwards, Michael Cloudy Sr. and Charles Lathan.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

 

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Joyce Elaine Felder


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joyce Elaine Felder, 70, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Center.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.
 
Mrs. Felder was born January 12, 1948, in Houston, to Bill Reynolds and Fairris Adams Reynolds.  On January 18, 1962, she married the love of her life, Edgar Edward Felder.  In 1979, the two moved to Center, where Mrs. Felder was a homemaker and loyal assistant at Felder’s Repair Shop.  She attended Antioch Baptist Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
Husband: Edgar Edward Felder of Center
 
Sons: 
Keith Felder and wife, Loretta
Mark Felder and wife, Sherri
 
Grandchildren:
April Alexander and husband, Jeff
Lindsey Felder and fiancé, Cole Anderson
Lacey Felder 
Ryan Felder and wife, Kara
 
Great Grandchildren:
Caleb Alexander
Matthew Alexander
 
Brothers:
Billy Reynolds and wife, Donna
Jim Reynolds and wife, Sue
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Patricia Reynolds
Kathy Witt
Margaret Smith
Mary Watkins
Bertha Vincent and husband, Chuck
 
Brother-in-law: Harry Felder and wife, Betty
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Bill Reynolds and Fairris Adams Reynolds
Great Grandchild: Danica Felder
Brothers: Steve Reynolds, Jerry Reynolds
Sister: Annie Manning
Brother-in-law: Paul Felder
 
Pallbearers will be Bill Eberenz, Tommy Morris, Billy Reynolds, Dewayne Reynolds, Matt Hill and Bill Stegall.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

 

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Fraser Maurice Langford


 

 

Fraser Maurice Langford 85 of Hurst, Texas passed away on July 7th, 2018.  Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 12th, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hurst.
 
He is survived by:
 
His Wife: Pat Langford, 
 
His children: Steve and Katherine Langford, James and Teresa Zachry, Karen Langford
 
6 Grandchildren
 
11 Great Grandchildren
 
1 Sister: Yvonne Johnston and brother-in-law Dalton Allen
 
 
 

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Brakia Rashad Roland


 

 

Services for Brakia Rashad Roland have been set for Wednesday the 11th at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church at 12p.m.(623 MLK Drive) in Center. Community Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

 

 
 

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Blanche Eloise Jackson


 

 

Blanche Eloise Jackson, 97, of Center, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon.
 
Mrs. Jackson was born January 12, 1921, in Trinity County, to Jack and Sally Adams.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading and playing 42.  Mrs. Jackson was an active member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Dana Jackson of Center
 
Special Friends:
Tanya Williams of Center
LaDonna Bradley of Nacogdoches
Kellie Baty of Shelbyville
 
Family Friends:
Mae Furlow of Shelbyville
Gordon Vaughn of Shelbyville
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Dave Jackson
Daughter: Norma Herrod
Parents: Jack and Sally Adams
 
Pallbearers will be Brad Hinton, Shane Cooper, Stephen Williams, Keith Hampton, Vic Cooper, Matt Hill and Robert Cooper.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Pat Girsh


 

 

NAME     MRS. PAT GIRSH                                      AGE:    77   
 
ADDRESS:    BROADDUS, TEXAS 
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:       07/02/2018, LUFKIN, TEXAS
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :        09/19/1940, DUBLIN, GEORGIA   
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;      TUESDAY, 07/10/2018, 2:00 P.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:    SHADY CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ZAVALLA
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:   
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           
 
OFFICIATING:    BILL LANIGAN
 
BURIAL:        BROADDUS CEMETERY, BROADDUS, TEXAS
 
FATHER:  IKE CARROLL                      MOTHER:     RUBYE HUDSON CARROLL
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:     SUBSTITUTE TEACHER @ SCHOOL 10+ YEARS  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:     SHADY CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
 
SURVIVED BY:  
HUSBAND: LOUIS M. GIRSH OF BROADDUS
SONS:  ROBERT GIRSH & WIFE KAREN OF HUMBLE; STEPHEN GIRSH & WIFE BRENDA OF     
    HILLSBORO; BRAD BOWMAN OF KATY
DAUGHTERS:  LISA RODKEY  & HUSBAND JOHN OF LAKE JACKSON; LAURI STURM & HUSBAND    
    RANDY OF KATY; MISSY GUENTHER & HUSBAND KENNETH OF SPRING
22 GRANDCHILDREN & 34 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
SISTER:  NANCY GRAULEY OF AUSTIN
BROTHER:  WAYNE CARROLL & WIFE DEBORAH OF BRYAN
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, IKE & RUBYE CARROLL.
 
 
 
 
 

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Gerald David Estes


 

 

Gerald David Estes, 71, of Center, Texas, joined his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Center, Texas.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. A funeral service honoring David will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2018, at New Life Church in Center with Bro. Steve Noble, Bro. Mike Miller, Sister Melba Rodgers, and Bro. Terry Goodnight officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
 
Gerald David Estes was born October 28, 1946, in Lafayette, Louisiana, to Frazar Estes and Ruth Burkett Estes. David graduated from Gladewater High School in Gladewater, Texas, and continued his education at Kilgore College, eventually graduating from Lamar University with a degree in business. David began his career as a Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrolman in Orange County, Texas. While serving his state, David was drafted into the United Stated Armed Services and was deployed as a medic in the military. David was honorably discharged and returned to his job as a State Highway Patrolman.
 
After moving to Shelby County, David owned and operated the popular Shady Oaks Grocery and Feed for nearly twenty years. Each weekday Shady Oaks was full of hungry patrons ordering the delicious, home-cooked lunches and famous cheeseburgers. David filled the store with pictures proudly showing off his family and friends. Dave, as he was affectionately known, always greeted customers and employees with a smile and lovingly described the stories the pictures told.
 
Dave and his beloved wife Gina operated poultry farms in Shelby County for twenty years. After retiring, Dave and Gina planned their lives around their children and grandchildren and traveled throughout the country on hunting and fishing trips and attending golf tournaments, horse shows, baseball games, and family vacations. Amongst Dave’s most prized trips are those hunting in Africa with his sons.
 
Shelby County residents often would see David and Gina enjoying date nights. David began each morning reading his Bible with a cup of coffee. Dave loved working on his farm and watching his deer.
 
Dave did not meet a stranger. His warm smile and gentle hug made those who met him immediately feel loved. Within five minutes of speaking to Dave, his dedication to Christ became apparent. Dave devoted his life to the Lord, leading a Christian life by example. He was a hard working and humble servant to his Lord. Dave regularly attended Church and enjoyed bible studies each week.
 
Knowing Dave, there is no doubt in anyone’s heart that his most wonderful moment was hearing those words from his Lord on Tuesday morning, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
 
Survivors include the following:
Wife: Gina Estes, Center, Texas
 
Children:
Mike Estes and wife Tanya of Shelbyville, Texas
Chris Estes and wife Melissa of Kingwood, Texas
Brent Estes of Montgomery, Texas
Heather Rollins and husband John of Flower Mound, Texas
 
Bonus Son, J. Chris Hubert of Tyler, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
Jeff Estes and wife Mandy of Shelbyville, Texas 
Brad Estes and wife Whitnee of Shelbyville, Texas 
Brandon Estes of Kingwood, Texas
Matthew Estes of Kingwood, Texas
Cullen Estes of Montgomery, Texas 
Isabella Rollins of Dunedin, Florida 
Georgia Rollins of Flower Mound, Texas 
Jennifer Estes of Montgomery, Texas
 
Great Grandchildren:
Lyla Estes of Shelbyville, Texas
Lynlee Estes of Shelbyville, Texas
Sweet Baby Girl Estes, coming in December
 
Brothers:
Frazar(Bubba) Estes and wife Eleanor of Lufkin, Texas John Estes of Lufkin, Texas
 
Brother-in-law:
Rex Thompson and wife Carol of Tyler, Texas
 
Mother-in-law:
Gloria Jean Thompson of Gilmer, Texas
 
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Frazar Estes and Ruth Burkett Estes
 
David Koonce, Brad Estes, Dewayne Bomar, Jeff Estes, Brandon Estes, Cullen Estes, Matthew Estes and Agustin Camacho will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Isidro Escanuelas, Dewayne Lout, Larry Horn, Todd Baldwin, and Jennifer Estes.
 
Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
      
 
 

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Roy Edward Masterson


 

 

Roy Edward Masterson, 90, of Center, Texas, passed away on June 30, 2018 in Center. He was born on October 5, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky to Earl Edward Masterson and Louise Z. Stubblefield Masterson. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Center. 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church of Center Memorial Fund. 
 
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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Tonya Bailey


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tonya Joann Simmons Bailey, 47, of Center, Texas, passed away on July 1, 2018 in Center. She was born on January 29, 1971 in Baytown, Texas to Odis Eugene Simmons and Lila Smith Simmons. A memorial celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. J.C. Lewis and Bro. Grant Murphree officiating. There will be a reception immediately following the service at First Baptist Church. All are welcome to attend. 
 
Tonya moved to Center when she was in 7th grade and graduated with the Center High School class of 1989. Tonya met Todd Bailey for the first time at Solley’s Club and then fate happened to bring them together once again in Benton, Louisiana at the Longhorn Club. They both realized it was meant to be and formed an unexplainable bond that would last 26 years. Todd and Tonya were married on October 24, 1992 at Center First Baptist Church and they cherished every second spent with one another over the next few decades. 
 
Tonya was always driven and business minded. She began her career at Center Autoplex as a sales representative and finance manager. After a few years, another opportunity opened up for her, and she began working for M&M Insurance where she remained the rest of her career. She loved working with people and doing business. A piece of advice that she lived by and shared with fellow sales associates she was training was, “Don’t every speak first, because if you speak first, you lose.”
 
Tonya was a pillar in the community and devoted so much of her time to serving those around her. Her most notable accomplishment was building the legacy that is Bailey’s Pageants. She was even featured on TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” multiple times during her career. She also was responsible for the production of local pageants such as Miss Shelby County, Watermelon Festival, Big Bass Splash, and the Little Miss Merry Christmas and Mr. Happy Holidays. She, along with her family, has been involved in pageants all her life. This was a way that Tonya enjoyed helping others find their inner and outer beauty and confidence. Lighting up the stage was fun but seeing a light shine bright within her pageant contestants was most rewarding for Tonya. She always went above and beyond what was expected of her in everything she set forth to do. 
 
Tonya treasured each and every moment spent working with and directing the pageants, but the most precious moment of her life was the day her granddaughter, Landree Grace was born. Tonya loved spending as much time with Landree as she could and wanted to make sure she had the best of everything. In her free time, Tonya found time to read, shop with her nieces and travel. Her favorite places to visit were the beach and most especially, New Orleans. 
 
Tonya radiated life everywhere she went. Her smile, her laugh and her love would brighten a room. She made a point to lift others up and to help them see their true value and worth. Her joy and passion for life overflowed onto all who were blessed to know her. Tonya was an inspiration to so many, especially during her battle with cancer. She fought valiantly every day with a smile. No matter how much pain she was in, she chose to live that day to its fullest. Tonya will be dearly missed, but her beautiful legacy will live on in the innumerable lives she has positively impacted over the years. 
 
Tonya is survived by:
Her beloved husband of 25 years, Todd Bailey of Center
 
Son: James Tyler Bailey of Center
 
Granddaughter: Landree Grace Hagler of Center
 
Mother: Lila Akin and husband, Ron Skidmore of Center
 
Sisters:
Shelia Burch Kerns and husband, Jeff of Bowie, Maryland
Tammy Williams and husband, Jimbo of Hemphill
 
Mother-in-law: Yvonne Hull and husband, Gerald of Bridge City
 
Father-in-law: James A Bailey of Port Arthur
 
Sisters-in-law: 
Sharene Bailey of Port Neches
Krista Bailey Clark of Lafayette, Louisiana
 
Brother-in-law: Vance Lachausse of Nederland
 
Grandfather-in-law: Jesse Howard Johnson of Jasper
 
Nieces and Nephews:
Kristie Hooks and husband, Michael
Anthony Burch and fiancé, Samantha
Ashley Simmons Newton and fiancé, Nick Hughes 
Mikeal Titman
Michelle Miller and husband, Joe
Jeremy Williams and wife, Brittany
Joshua Scully and wife, Courtney
Justin Scully and fiancé, Cara
Jacob Scully and wife, Lauren
Kaleb Clark and fiancé, Mackenzie
Kendall Clark
 
Great Nieces and Great Nephews:
Jacee, Lanie, Haley and Hunter Hooks
Bryson Burch
Mackenzie Simmons and Fisher Bright
Gabe and Scarlett Titman
Hannah, Piper and Eli Miller
Jediah Williams
Kane Clark
 
Numerous other cousins, relatives and friends. 
 
She is preceded in death by her fathers, Gene Simmons and Harry Akin; brother, Daniel Eugene Simmons; and her grandparents.
 
If you would like to make a donation in memory of Tonya, she requested they benefit her granddaughter, Landree Grace Hagler’s, future college education. There is a trust fund at Shelby Savings Bank where donations can be made. 
 
Donations can also be made toward a scholarship being established at Center High School in memory of Tonya. For more information, you may contact Shelia Burch Kerns.
 
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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