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George Travis Clay Jr.


 

 

 

 

 

George Travis Clay Jr., 85, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 30, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born May 10, 1933, in Timpson, Texas, Travis is the son of the late George Travis Clay Sr. and Gladys (Frederick) Clay.  Travis attended Timpson High School. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 13.  After high school, he joined the Army where he served two years and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.  In 1956 he married Bobbie Linthicum, and together they had two children, Dean and Sandy.  Travis came from a long line of brickmasons dating back to the 1700’s.  He followed in his dad’s footsteps and worked as a brickmason up until the age of 75 years.  Travis received his 50 year life membership award to the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.  His work can be seen thoughout East Texas.  
 
Travis was a unique soul who enjoyed joking around with family and friends. He loved being with his granddaughter’s Mandy and Lucy his buccaroo’s.  It was always a competition of who was loved the most Gran Gran or Pa Pa.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, laying brick, gardening, riding on his tractor, and visiting with friends and family.  
 
He will be greatly missed.  Travis is survived by his wife, Bobbie; their children, Dean Clay of Garrison, Texas, Sandy Walters and husband Bobby of Yoakum, Texas; grandchildren, Mandy Marshall and husband Nathan of Timpson, Texas, Lucy Walters of Yoakum, Texas; and a great granddaughter, Abigail Marshall of Timpson, Texas.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Travis and Gladys Clay; brothers and sister in laws, Harold and Wanda Clay, Richard and Judy Clay; and daughter in law, Ricann Clay.
 
Those of you that have been following him this past year, know that he’s had many ups and downs, some might say adventures.  But over the past months he’s managed to pull it all together.  He left us knowing how loved we were.  I think we can all say Travis has had a full life.  In fact some might say – 9 lives.  He has fought cancer, other illnesses, and repeatedly managed to recover and live another day to boss his family around.  They wouldn’t have it any other way.  But there comes a time that only God knows – a time to die and go home.  A place where there is no more pain or sorrow, a place to be with old friends and family and possibly a place to lay a few brick.
 
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us during this time of loss.
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 
 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Treasa Renee Hall


 

 

NAME:     TREASA RENEE HALL             AGE:   42   
 
ADDRESS:    BROADDUS, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   08/28/2018, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
  
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      10/19/1975, BAYTOWN, TEXAS
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:     SATURDAY, 09/01/2018, 10:00 A.M.
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WYMAN ROBERTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, SAN AUGUSTINE   
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:     
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:      
  
OFFICIATING:   AL PITTMAN
 
BURIAL:   
 
FATHER:  RICHARD BOWEN                MOTHER:     BECKY DAVIS
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:    HOMEMAKER 
 
SURVIVED BY:     
HUSBAND:  ROBERT HALL OF BROADDUS
SONS:  DALTON HALL; JADEN HALL; & TRIPP HALL  - ALL OF BROADDUS
FATHER:  RICHARD BOWEN OF BUNA
BROTHER:  CHAD BOWEN (WENDY) OF BUNA
SISTERS:  MICHELLE CUNNINGHAM (ALLEN); & REBECCA DAVIS
FATHER & MOTHER-IN-LAW:  ALLEN & BOBBIE HALL OF KIRBYVILLE, TX.
BROTHER-IN-LAW:  JAMIE HALL OF BUNA
SISTER-IN-LAW:  CONNIE MERKA (TRAVIS) OF KIRBYVILLE
NUMEROUS OTHER FAMILY & FRIENDS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER MOTHER, BECKY BOWEN
 
 

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Mrs. Ruth Bussey


 

 

 
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Bussey of Timpson, Texas will be on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 at the New Hope C.M.E. Church in Timpson, Texas View will be from 9 A.M. - 10 A.M.  Services will begin at 10 A.M. 
 
 

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Mrs. Earnestine Johnson


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Earnestine Johnson (70) of Center, Texas will be Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at St. Paul  Missionary Baptist Church, Center, Texas at 11:00am  Mrs.  Johnson died August 23, 2018 at a local nursing facility.  Mrs. Johnson was born April 22, 1948.  Bro. James Wall officiating and Bro. Freddie Wilson, Eulogist.     
 
Mrs. Johnson is survived by:
 
Husband:  Johnnie Johnson of Center, Texas 
 
Son:  Nakia (Tammy) Johnson of Center, Texas 
 
Daughters:  Dorothy Davis of Houston, Texas and Sacajawea “Tiny” Johnson of Center, Texas 
 
Grandchildren:  Jakiel Johnson, Jamarh Johnson, Negaise Johnson, Niles Davis, Sylvia Davis, Asten Davis, and JaKivian Calhoun 
 
Great-Grandchildren:  Genesis King, Timothy Johnson, Germani Johnson, Ja’Kyah Johnson
 
Brothers:  Lilton Daniels and George (Elma) Daniels of Center, Texas 
 
Sisters:  Thelma Nobles of Tyler, Texas; Imogene Williams, Joyce Horton and Debra Goodwin all of Center, Texas 
 
Sister and Brother-in-laws:  Mamie (Vernon) Lister of Harker Heights, Texas and Willie Louis (Pearl) Johnson of San Augustine, Texas and a host of relatives 
 
           
Visitation:   Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Hicks Chapel.
             
Committal:  Westview Cemetery of Center, Texas 
 
Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 
 
 
 
 

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Gertrude Lane


 

Mrs. Gertrude Lane, age 92, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Lane, who was a former Mayor for the City of San Augustine, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Twin Lakes Rehab and Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.
FUNERAL SERVICE
 
Saturday, September 1, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment at Mosaic Cemetery
Pastor Amos Horton, Officiating
 
Visitation
 
Friday, August 31, 2018
12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 
SURVIVORS
 
Daughter-in-law Brenda Tillis of Los Angeles, CA
 
2 Step-Grandsons Keorric Holiday and Jon Christopher Tate of Fort Worth, Texas
 
2 Nieces Johnnie Fay Preston of Las Vegas, NV
Peggy Johnson of Tyler, Texas
 
And a host of cousins , other relatives and friends

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John Barney Richerson Jr.


 

 

Bro. John Barney Richerson Jr., 76, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 24, 2018 surrounded by his family in Timpson, Texas.  Born November 23, 1941, in Houston, Texas, John Barney is the son of the late John Barney Richerson Sr. and Selma Marie (Hilligiest) Richerson.  Visitation will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr.,  Timpson, Texas.  Funeral service will be held Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10AM at First Assembly of God Church, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. Leroy Bowley and Bro. E.J. Adams officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, John Richerson met the love of his life, Arnette Hicks, and the two were married on October 14, 1961.  The two enjoyed over 57 years together before his passing.  They had four wonderful children and were blessed over the years.  In 1979 John brought his family to Timpson, Texas.  Bro. John began pastoring at First Assembly of God Church and was their dedicated pastor for over 20 years before retiring due to his health. Bro. John loved his family but most of all loved the Lord. 
 
John enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting.  He liked to go fishing in his spare time.  
 
He is survived by his loving wife, Arnette Hicks Richerson; daughters, Sheryl Pyle and husband Ronald of Cypress, Texas, Darla Andries and husband Martin of Carthage, Texas; daughter in law, Karina Richerson Willhoite and husband Robin of Timpson, Texas; grandchildren, Tiffany Newman and husband Jimmy Harris, John “Justin” Richerson IV and wife Chelsea Pate, Harley Richerson and husband Ty Cheshire, Amberly Sparks and husband Matthew, Corey Green and Rachel Roberts, Happy Willhoite; great grandchildren, Hunter Newman, Fisher Newman, Remington Newman, Brooklyn Nettle, Johnny Richerson, Alivia Deason, Tylie Cheshire, Ira Land, Hannah Odom, Matthew Sparks Jr., Bryer Parks, Lane Green, Wade Roberts, Logan Roberts, Ava Roberts; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
 
John is preceded in death by his parents; sons, John B. Richerson III, Douglas Wayne Richerson; granddaughter, Ashley Green; brothers, Ernest Warneke, Clarence Warneke; and sister, Margaret Teague.    
 
Pallbearers serving will be John “Justin” Richerson IV, Jeremy Bowley, Hunter Newman, Fisher Newman, Corey Green, Ty Cheshire, Robin Willhoite, and Jimmy Harris.
 
Honorary pallbearer will be Matthew Sparks.
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 
 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Darrell Gray


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Darrell Gray, 88, of Etoile, Texas, passed away on August 21, 2018 in Etoile. He was born on February 6, 1930 in Shelbyville, Texas to Byron Gray and Reba Claybrook Gray. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery. 
 
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
Darrell grew up in the Shelbyville, Joaquin and Logansport areas. He was an extremely hard worker who made a career in the automotive industry as a paint and body specialist. Darrell even owned his own shop in Corrigan for more than twenty years. He married Olee Henson in 1974, and they were married for over twenty years before her passing. Darrell was an avid outdoorsman who thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. One of his favorite activities that brought him such peace was watching deer and doves feed. He was a member of Etoile Pentecostal Church.
 
Darrell is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Daniel and husband, Morris of Etoile and Margaret White of Angleton; sons, Darrell Gray, Jr. and wife, Teresa of Chester and Lewis Gray of Etoile; sisters, Dean Glaze of Houston, Brenda Barber of Logansport and Doris Glover and husband, Dale of Logansport; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Olee Gray; parents, Byron and Reba Gray; brother and sisters, Addie Henderson, Vernon Gray, Jim Gray, Troyce Gray and Billie Janet Ramsey; son-in-law, Belton White.
 
Pallbearers will be Slinky Daniel, Bryan Daniel, Tim Daniel, Michael Gray, Terrence Murphy and Steven Barton.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Daniel, Ceverick Daniel, Sean Murphy, Jacob Daniel and Corbyn Daniel.
 
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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Jim Fisher


 
Jim Fisher, 72, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at his residence.
 
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  
 
Mr. Fisher was born February 17, 1946, in Temple, to James Allen Fisher and Reba Whittington Fisher.  He served in the United States Army.  His hobbies included riding motorcycles, hunting, trail riding and spending time with his family.  He was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856.
 
He is survived by
Wife of 44 years: Deb Fisher of Center
 
Children: 
Jeff Fisher and wife, Traci, of Gulf Shores, Alabama
Amber Fisher Vidrine and husband, Landon, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Christopher Fisher
Benjamin Fisher
Jaxx Fisher
Ali Vidrine
Gage Vidrine
 
A host of other family and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: James Allen Fisher and Reba Whittington Fisher
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Maciekowicz, Landon Vadrin, Alan Ricketson, Brad Parker and Jessie Hughes.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Neal Jones


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neal Jones, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at his residence.
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Jones was born August 14, 1940, in Shelby County, to Jody Jones and Tura Fults Jones. Neal Jones was truly a self-made man. He worked hard all his life to provide for his wife, Joan, and his three boys: Mike, Matt, and Marc. With an entrepreneurial spirit and do-it-yourself attitude, he succeeded at many endeavors including: J&B Trucking, Neal Jones Portable Building Moving, Farming, a greenhouse nursery, and many more. He had a passion for the Old West, enjoying any film or show with John Wayne. Known affectionately as Papaw to his 6 grandchildren, his family enjoyed his sense of humor and grit. He truly loved his wife and family up until the last. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by
Wife: Joan Jones
 
Sons:
Mike Jones and wife, Diane
Matt Jones and wife, Jeannine
Marc Jones
 
Grandchildren:
Carsen Jones McFarland and husband, Wil
Caleb Jones
Katherine Jones
Joshua Jones
Sara Jones
Jonathan Jones
 
Brother: Bobby Jones and wife, Shirlene
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Special Friends: 
Greg Gay
Ramiro and Anna Montero
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Jody Jones and Tura Fults Jones
 
Pallbearers will be Mike Jones, Matt Jones, Marc Jones, Caleb Jones, Jonathan Jones, Ramiro Montero, Buren Lowe and Stephen Fults.  Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Harkness, Mark “Twain” Livingston, Hunter “Bubba” Mallory, Jason Burch and Greg “Shorty” Gay.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Linda Bennefield


 

 

NAME    LINDA BENNEFIELD                                       AGE:    70   
 
ADDRESS:   SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS  
 
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  08/19/2018, LUFKIN, TEXAS     
      
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   08/07/1948, NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS        
 
 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE;   TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018, 2:00 P.M.   
 
PLACE OF SERVICE:   WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS 
 
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018, 5-8 P.M. 
 
PLACE OF VISITATION:           WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
OFFICIATING:    BRO. SONNY SCARBOROUGH & BRO. GERALD SOWELL
 
BURIAL:        CORINTH CEMETERY, SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS
 
FATHER:   JOHN BULLOCK SOWELL                      MOTHER:      IDA MARTIN
                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:  BEAUTICIAN   
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    BAPTIST  
 
SURVIVED BY:  
 
HUSBAND:  JAMES BENNEFIELD OF SAN AUGUSTINE
DAUGHTERS:  LACRESIA MCCAULEY & HUSBAND ROBERT OF SAN AUGUSTINE CARLA BLACKWELL OF SAN AUGUSTINE
 
7 GRANDCHILDREN & 5 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
NUMEROUS COUSINS AND FRIENDS
 
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS JOHN & IDA SOWELL; DAUGHTER, BELINDA BENNEFIELD; GRANDDAUGHER, STAR OLSON, 7 SIBLINGS.  
 
 
 
 

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Helen P. Southerland


 

 

Helen P. Southerland, 79, of Georgetown, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018, in Pflugerville.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 17, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Ms. Southerland was born October 20, 1938, in Center, to George Mitchell and Lela Hughes Mitchell.  She grew up in the Sardis Community of Shelby County and graduated from Center High School.  After high school, she lived in Houston, Dallas, Joaquin and later Georgetown.  Helen was a vibrant and independent woman who never realized how beautiful she was both inside and out. Although she had careers in the telecommunications, finance, tech, and grocery industries, Helen’s primary occupation was as a loving mother and sister. Blessed with a sharp mind and a quick wit, Helen was the life of the party and loved nothing more than playing games of Scrabble and 42 with her sisters Louie Don and Georgia and her nephew Mitchell. In her later years, Helen relocated to Central Texas and, together with her daughter Candy, she spent many weekends exploring the Hill Country and restaurants in and around Austin. 
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Candy Southerland of Pflugerville
 
Sisters:
Dixie Whiteside of Sardis
Louie Don Speedy and husband, Richard, of Houston
Georgia Bloodgood of Campti
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Son: John Southerland
Parents: George Mitchell and Lela Hughes Mitchell
 
 

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Drue Harris


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drue Harris, 88, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 13, 2018 in Center. He was born on September 23, 1929 in Fairplay, Texas to Turner Edward Harris and Madaline Ruby Wyatt Harris. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Harris Cemetery in Fairplay with Bro. Robert Ortigo officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.  
 
Drue grew up in Starville and worked on the custodial staff at Henderson ISD until retirement. Drue met Mary Ellen Anderson at church in 1989 and immediately was smitten. On July 3, 1990, the two were married and built a beautiful life together with their families for 28 years. Drue was so good to Mary Ellen and was devoted to doing whatever he could for her and their children. Drue loved to talk. Some of his favorite topics were sharing stories about his parents and his job at the pecan orchard. He was also very devoted to his faith in the Lord. He treasured the moments spent listening to his wife read the Bible to him as well as listening to the Gaither’s gospel group. Drue could sit for hours just watching them on VHS tapes. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors farming, gardening and taking care of the lawn. Drue was a member of Church of God in White Oak. 
 
Drue is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Anderson Harris; sons, James Allen Dunahoe of Gladewater, Billy Joe Dunahoe and wife, Rhonda of Gladewater, Jack Edwin Dunahoe of Gladewater and Samuel Elton Smalley of Houston; daughters, Kathy Thigpen and husband, Jerry of Woodville, Barbara Jean Sorrells and husband, Jesse of Gladewater and Theresa Jones and husband, Buck of Joaquin; sisters, Barbara Ann Harris Brown of San Antonio and Linda Gay Harris of Winona; niece, Sherry Reed and husband, Wayne of Starville; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Turner and Madaline Harris and his sister, Evelyn Deloris Roberts.
 
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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Janice Carol Snider


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janice Carol Snider, 75, of Garrison, formerly of Center, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Houston.
 
Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Central Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating. 
 
Mrs. Jan was born July 21, 1942, in Many, Louisiana, to Alva Louis Tarver and Carro Boydstun Tarver.  
 
She is survived by
Daughter: Kristi Parfait and husband, Clyde
 
Grandchildren: 
Maylee 
Cayden
Kynlee
Shon and wife, Brigitte
 
Son: Kevin Weldon
 
Grandchildren:
Sarah 
Ashley 
 
Daughter: Ava Sumners and husband, Terry
Grandchildren:
Christopher 
Lauren
 
Son: Kerry Weldon and wife, Sharyn
 
A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Brother: Richard Tarver and wife, Mary Beth
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Jerrel Snider
Son: Kendall Weldon
Parents: Alva Louis Tarver and Carro Boydstun Tarver
 
 
 
 

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Lisa Jo Stephenson


 

 

Lisa Jo Stephenson, 57, of Gary, Texas passed away on August 12, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born August 30, 1960, in Carthage, Texas, Lisa Jo is the daughter of the late Marlin Joe Stephenson and Barbara Jeff Stephenson.  Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Mt. Bethel Cemetery, FM 999, Gary, Texas.  
 
 
 
Lisa Jo was raised in Gary, Texas and graduated from Gary High School.  After graduation she went to work for Acme Brick in Garrison before retiring after 30 years of service. She was also employed with Nuverra Environmental Solutions. She enjoyed farming, ranching, and sorting.  Lisa Jo was an extremly hard worker always having a positive outlook on life and circumstances.  She showed cattle, competed in sorting and ranch rodeo events, bringing home buckles for her extreme effort.  Lisa Jo was an avid Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo fan, entering and competing in the annual BBQ cookoff each year.  She had a phenominal dutch oven cobbler.  She loved cooking outdoors in her dutch oven cookware.  Lisa Jo had two special companions, “Cowgirl” her dog, and “Jasper” her horse whom she loved to ride.  
 
 
 
She is survived by her aunt, Dixie Watkins of Carthage, Texas; cousins, Barbara Cook, Caddell Stephenson and wife Gaye, Danny Stephenson and wife Linda, Michael Stephenson and wife Patsy, Sammy Stephenson and wife Charlotte, Jerry Stephenson and wife Patricia, Dewayne Shinn and wife Sharon, Carry Shinn and wife Karen, Darrell Shinn and wife Leeann, Sandy Hendricks and husband Craig, Larry Crump and wife Liliana;  Larry Don Vines and wife Sheena; and numerous other cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.
 
 
 
Lisa Jo is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and sister, Teresa Stephenson, and the love of her life Bruce Johnson.
 
 
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.
 
 

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Juanita Bush


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juanita Bush, 96, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 9, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. She was born on November 14, 1921 in Shelby County to Fred Franks and Tommie Strawn Franks. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Perkins and Bro. Kris Groda officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
 
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 
 
Juanita grew up in Shelby County. She graduated from Cooper High School in Arcadia and later continued her education to receive her Associate’s Degree as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Juanita worked for Shelby Regional Medical Center and at Holiday Nursing Home. She was a kind and loving woman dedicated to helping care for her family. 
 
Juanita is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Golden of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Connie Stewart and husband, Ronnie of Cookville; grandchildren, Rodney Golden and wife, Sonya of Center, Rhonda Deininger of Tulsa, Oklahoma, DeAnn Jonte’ and husband, Jay of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Derek Golden of San Antonio and Ty Abston and wife, Anne of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Grace Ann Deininger of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Taylor Anne and husband, Kort Breaux of Boerne, Tanner Abston of Dallas and Garrett Jonte’ of Lexington, Kentucky; and numerous other nieces, nephews, family and friends. 
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ozroe Bush; parents, Fred and Tommie Franks; brothers, Henry D. Franks, Howard Franks and Harold Franks; and sisters, Bobbie Badger and Freda Mae LaBeth.
 
Pallbearers will be Rodney Golden, Derek Golden, Kerry Franks, J.D. Franks, Jay Jonte, Ty Abston and Mike LaBeth.
 
Honorary pallbearers are Pat Franks and Darren Wiggins. 
 
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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Fredrick Clyde Bryan


 
 
Memorial service for Fredrick Clyde Bryan, age 87, of Center, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Center United Pentecostal Church Fellowship Hall (old church) officiated by Charles Geuin.
 
Clyde was born January 9, 1931, in San Augustine County at White City to Jefferson Bryan and Loda Lee (Gregory) Bryan.
 
At the age of 18, Clyde joined the Army Air Corp.  Shortly before discharge, he married Anna Laura Hixanbaugh and remained married for 60 years.  They had four children: Fred, Judi, Don and John Bryan.
 
After discharge, he worked as a pipe liner, lumberjack in Oregon, explosive expert, and for 26 years was a boiler maker.  He retired to Center, Texas, close to his home town of Broaddus.  After retirement, he enjoyed gardening and studying the Bible.
 
He is survived by his daughter, Judi and husband John Michael Carpenter of Broadalbin, N.Y.; son, John Bryan and wife Teresa of Kelso, Washington; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brothers, Hedrick Bryan, Gerald Dwain Bryan and wife Bonney Marie, Lloyd Bryan and wife Lois; sister, Dessie Christian Cowan and husband Howell.
 
He is preceded in death by wife, Anna Laura; sons, Fred and Don; parents, Jefferson and Loda Bryan; brothers, Jefferson Ray Bryan, William Marion Bryan and Arthur; sisters, Mary Ann Bryan and Armatha Sue Amore.
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Leukemia Foundation.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

 

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Joyce Dorris


Funeral Service for Joyce Dorris age 85, of Garrison, Texas will be at 1:00pm, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Arlam Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas with Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison, Texas/ Mrs. Dorris died Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in Garrison, Texas. She was born December 26, 1932 in Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Arlam Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas before service.

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Lola Mae Davis


 

 

Lola Mae Davis, 85, of Center, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at her residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
 
Mrs. Davis was born December 12, 1932, in Shelbyville, to Frank Denby and Iva Scarborough Denby.  She enjoyed reading, gardening and cooking.  Her favorite times were those spent with family and friends.  Mrs. Davis was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.
 
She is survived by
Husband of 61 years: Buck Davis of Center
 
Children:
Lynn Davis and wife, Yolanda, of Center
Joyce Dean and husband, Junior, of Shelbyville
Howard Davis and wife, Patty, of Center
 
Grandchildren:
Tim Parker and wife, Emily, of Minden, Louisiana
Brittany Foster and husband, Matt, of Center
Josh Davis and wife, Lindsay, of Center
Clayton Dean of Shelbyville
 
Great Grandchildren:
Carson Parker
Case Parker
Roman Foster
Ivy Foster
Raylee Davis
Hayes Davis
 
Sisters:
Merle Farmer and husband, John, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Ola Bell Arney of Adrian, Missouri
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Frank Denby and Iva Scarborough Denby
Sisters: Annie Ruth Coots, Fronie Moore
 
Pallbearers will be Tim Parker, Josh Davis, Danny Scarborough, Matt Foster, Billy Davis and Sonny Davis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Carson Parker, Clay Dean, John Koltonski and Roman Foster.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, 177 CR 2450, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.
 
A special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of our wife and mother.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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Lynnette Ann Bosman


 
 
 
 
Lynnette Ann Bosman, 57, of Houston, Texas, passed away on August 2, 2018 in Humble, TX. She was born on August 26, 1960 in Houston, Texas to Jake Stoll and Margaret Blackburn Stoll. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. 
 
A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Mangum Funeral Home in Center. 
 
Lynnette (Lenny) grew up in Houston where she met Walter Bosman, Jr. The two were married on July 25, 1980 and spent over 34 beautiful years together before his passing in 2015. Jr. truly was the great love of her life.  Outside of her career as a property manager, Lenny enjoyed crocheting and various other crafts, playing online games and poker, tending to her plants and working through numerous puzzle books. She was candid and outspoken, generous to others in times of need and loved her children and grandchildren.  She was extremely proud of the family she had created with Jr. 
 
Lynnette is survived by her son, Walter Bosman III and wife, Alyssa of Katy; daughter, Christie Bosman and significant other, Oscar Rodriguez of Cypress; brothers, Paul Lonneberg and wife, Ernestine of Anniston, Alabama and Kirk Lonneberg and wife, Janet of Baytown; sisters, Sandra Mauro of Katy, Diana Graham and husband, Don of Baytown and Karen Wright and Stacy Childress of San Saba; grandchildren, Jett Bosman and Meagan Behrens.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bosman, Jr.; parents, Jake and Margaret Stoll; grandparents Meta and Jake Stoll Sr. and brother-in-law, Nick Mauro.
Pallbearers will be Walter Bosman III, Oscar Rodriguez, Don Graham, Don Graham III, Allen O’Quain and Clint Collins.
 
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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Martin "Marty" Mikesh


 

 

Martin “Marty” Mikesh, 54, of Timpson, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jerry Green officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Mikesh was born December 31, 1963, in Kountze, to Raymond Mikesh and Betty Rhodes Mikesh.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.  Mr. Mikesh was a member of Timpson Fire Department and Emergency Ambulance Service.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Tammy Mikesh of Timpson
 
Children:
Ashley Mikesh Durrett and husband, Jason, of Timpson
Brian Mikesh and wife, Ashley, of Silsbee
Phillip Mikesh and wife, Ciera, of Timpson
David Lawhorn and wife, Nora, of Timpson
MeLisa Moore and husband, Danny, of Beaumont
 
Grandchildren:
Christopher Booker
Angel Booker
Cody Booker
James Durrett
Dusty Durrett
Braxton Mikesh
James Mikesh
Briley Mikesh
Shane Mikesh
Jacob Mikesh
Autumn Lawhorn
David Lawhorn Jr.
Victoria Lawhorn
Allison Lawhorn
Danny Moore Jr. and wife, Jessica
Kristin Powell
Joshua Moore
 
Great Grandchildren:
Faith
Jeremiah
Colton
Taylor
Kali
Khloe
 
Siblings:
Betsy Byrd and husband, Jimmy, of Carthage
Bubba Mikesh and wife, Iva, of Center
Karen Wilkinson and husband, Tommy, of Tenaha
Angel Rodgers and husband, Rodney, of Joaquin
 
Mother-in-law: Mary Stephenson of Timpson
 
Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: 
Debra Vick and husband, Frank, of Silsbee
Thomas King of Timpson
Angelia Palmer and husband, Tim, of Silsbee
Lila Reynold and husband, Rusty, of Silsbee
Billy Dickerson and wife, Lisa, of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Aunt: Evelyn Sterns
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Raymond Mikesh and Betty Rhodes Mikesh
Sister: Janice Elizabeth Mikesh
Niece: Tawsha Fayette Mikesh
Nephews: Buddy Boyett, Joey “Fat Boy” Windham
 
Pallbearers will be Tommy King, Billy Dickerson, Dustin King, Chad Mikesh, Wade Angelo and Zach Graham.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
 
 

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Josef Fitzgerald Whittaker


 

 

 
 
52-year-old Mr. Josef Fitzgerald Whittaker, of Houston, formerly of Timpson, passed away on Friday 3rd in Galveston.  Services will be Tuesday 7th at 11 a.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Rayford Caraway officiating.  Interment will follow in the Friendship Cemetery.
 
He is survived by:
 
1 Son Joey & Jakra Mardis of Houston
 
2 Grandchildren
 
Mother Melva Colbert of Houston
 
Father Joe D. Whittaker of Houston
 
1 Brother Mario Bussey of South Carolina
 
2 Sisters Tamara & Alber Parker and Vermella & Cedric Thomas all of Houston
 
 
 

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Kathryn Johnson Griffin


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Johnson Griffin, 91, of Garrison, Texas, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2018, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.  Private graveside service will be held at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating. 
 
Mrs. Griffin was born April 3, 1927, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to John R. “Bud” Johnson and Helen Hesser Johnson. Her hobbies included gardening, working puzzles, and caring for her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Griffin was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by
Children:
Robert Griffin of Garrison, Texas
John Griffin and wife, Glenna, of Garrison, Texas
Max Griffin Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana
Kathy Petersen and husband, Reid, of Elysian Fields, Texas
Ginger Gwinn of Shreveport, Louisiana
 
12 Grandchildren
 
14 Great Grandchildren
 
Siblings:
Phillip Johnson of Arizona
William Johnson of Canadian, Oklahoma
 
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
Husband: Max R. Griffin, Sr.
Great Grandson: Jackson Glen Griffin
Parents: John R. “Bud” Johnson and Helen Hesser Johnson
Siblings: Roy Johnson, Gertrude Westbrook, Imogene Gaiennie, Dorothy Morgan
 
Pallbearers will be Jason Griffin, John Griffin Jr., Taylor Griffin, Christian McCoy, Drew Hermes, Colton Barrett
Honorary pallbearer will be Jason Barrett.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mrs. Griffin to a charity of your choice.
 
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.
 
 

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Gus Terrell Childs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral services for Gus Terrell Childs will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr.,  Timpson, Texas with Rev. W.T. Permenter and Rev. Matt Cecil officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
Visitation will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5PM to 7PM at Taylor Funeral Home. 
 
Gus Terrell Childs, 97, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 1, 2018 in Garrison, Texas.  Born September 20, 1920, in Stockman, Texas, Gus Terrell Childs is the son of the late Gus Trammel Childs and Ola Antha (Hughes) Childs.  He married Margie Sue Ramsey on June 28, 1946, and they spent over 69 years together.
 
He entered the United States Air Force in 1939 after graduating from Timpson High School.  He was crew and flight chief during World War II, serving mostly in North Africa.  Then he served in several other places, including Sculthorpe, England and Lockbourne, Ohio, retiring as Chief Master Sergeant in 1962.  He became a custom home builder and started a poultry growing operation with his wife.  
 
Through the years, Terrell served as Sunday School teacher and deacon of the Baptist Church.  He was a Boy Scout leader in Timpson.  He and Margie enjoyed traveling with their camper.  His interests included beekeeping, operating a small sawmill, and woodworking.  Many are the cedar chests and bookshelves he made with lumber he cut himself.
 
His last years were spent in a small house located where he lived as a boy.
 
Survivors include daughter, Sue Childs Pinkston; sons, Philip Childs and wife Kathy, Jim Childs and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Rob Pinkston and wife Denise, Stephanie Pinkston and husband Tim Cobb, Elaine Childs and husband Kristian Magda, Brock Childs; and great grandchildren, Jessica Pinkston, Nathan Pinkston, and Ashley Pinkston.
 
Pallbearers serving will be Boy Scouts Troop #113.
 
If you wish, in lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.
 
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 
 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Bobby Gene Spruiell


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Gene Spruiell passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 75.  Bob was born January 8, 1943 in Levelland, Texas to Fred and Pauline Noveta Spruiell. Bob grew up and attended school in Levelland. He served in the US Air Force. He married Raquel Torres on August 2, 1969 in Levelland. Though he worked in several professions, his passion was serving underprivileged children.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Raquel; his daughter, Novita; parents Fred and Pauline Spruiell; two brothers, Bill Spruiell and JC Spruiell; and three sisters, Trudy McArthur, Shelly Kelsay, and Linda Hoyt.
 
Those left to mourn his passing include son Chris Spruiell and wife Cari of Georgetown; daughter Rebekah Spruiell and partner Nicole Ordoyne of Gretna, Louisiana; two grandchildren, Maya and Riley Spruiell of Georgetown; three brothers, Howard Spruiell of Center, and Freddie and Ronnie Spruiell of Levelland; two sisters, Juanita Leonard of Denison and Jan Blankenship of Granite Shoals; and several nieces and nephews.  
 
The family will hold a private memorial at a later date.
 
 
 
 

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