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Ralph Wilburn


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Wilburn, 56, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Shelbyville. He was born on November 29, 1962 in Center, Texas to Kenneth Maurice Wilburn and Katherine Vinie Sherrod Wilburn. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at West Hamilton Cemetery with Bro. Lamar Denby, Jr. officiating. 


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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Jimmy Scates


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Scates, 76, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Michael Brittain officiating.  A masonic service will follow under the direction of Newbern Masonic Lodge #97.  Interment will be at White Rock Cemetery in Center.


Mr. Scates was born March 3, 1942, in Center, to Harry D. Scates and Cecil Brittain Scates.  He served in the United States Army.  His hobbies included hunting and fishing with friends and family.  He also enjoyed teaching masonry. Mr. Scates was a Shriner and a member of Newbern Masonic Lodge #97 and Order of Eastern Star.  He was of the Baptist faith.


He is survived by children, Randy Scates and wife Tammy of Martinsville, Cindy Eubank and husband David of Center; grandchildren, Cassidy Scates, Ryan Scates, J.T. Scates, Michelle Scates, Kristy Barrett, Sara Duvall, J.W. Barrett; great grandchildren, Gavin Burrous, Jailei Scates, Ashton Furra, William Furra, Abbie Blanton, Joshawa Duvall, Emily Duvall, Bryce Sanders, Aiden Sanders, Mackenzie Barrett; brothers, Harry (Bubba) Scates and wife Mary of Center, Jerry Scates and wife Barbara of Center; special bonus son, David Wilson.


Preceded in death by wife, Betty Lavada Scates; parents, Harry D. Scates and Cecil Brittain Scates; sister, Shirley Arnold; grandson, Jonathan Burrous.


Pallbearers will be Steven Fults, Brandon Jordan, Adam Jernigan, Ron Gililand, Patrick Brittain and O’Brian Brittain.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Akridge and Gerald Messer.


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

 

 

 

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Pamela Marie Gray


 

 

 

Pamela Marie Gray, 71, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.


Mrs. Gray was born February 6, 1947, in Shelby County, to Herbert Lampley and Beatrice Cummins Lampley.  She was a retired nurse.  


She is survived by her husband, John Gray, of Tenaha; children, John Gray II and wife Carolyn of Joaquin, Jamie McHugh and husband Lee of Joaquin, Jeana Morrisey of Bonham; stepchildren, Jeana Morrissey and boyfriend Rick Hazelip of Bonham, Jeanette Cortes and husband Tim of Lake Kiowa; grandchildren, Cassie, Logan, Shelby, Lindsey, Katie, J.C., Zack, Tiffany; step grandchildren, Stephanie, Ben, A.J., Brittany, Jenniffer, Charlotte, Erica, Amanda, Davin, Brandyn, Christy, Kerry, Kyle; 4 great grandchildren; 8 step great grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Larry Lampley of Tenaha; brother-in-law, Richard Gray and wife Patricia of Joaquin; sister-in-law, Theresa Underwood of Arlington; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, step nieces, step nephews, step cousins, other relatives and friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Lampley and Beatrice Cummins Lampley; sister, Bobbie Ann Merle; brother-in-law, Henry Underwood.


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

 

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Franklin Blackwell


 

 

Franklin Blackwell, 77, of Nacogdoches, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018, in Nacogdoches.

 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Robert Strong and Bro. Buddy Strong officiating.  Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Center.

 

Mr. Blackwell was born December 30, 1940, in Center, to Herbert Blackwell and Ione Smith Blackwell.  For many years, he worked as a contractor.  His hobbies included fishing, listening to gospel music, playing his guitar, and watching a good Dallas Cowboy football game.  Mr. Blackwell loved getting together with his family and friends and playing with his dog, Cody.  He was of the Baptist faith.

 

He is survived by his wife, Delois Blackwell of Nacogdoches; children, James Blackwell of Carthage, Delisa Carroll and husband Randy of Center; grandchildren, Justin Bernal of Denver, Colorado, Thomas Russell and wife Kim of Carthage, Trent Russell and wife Hailey of Martinsville; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Lexi, Lani, Zane, Kagen, Daxton; a host of other family and friends. 

 

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa King; parents, Herbert Blackwell and Ione Smith Blackwell; an infant brother.

 

Pallbearers will be James Blackwell, Thomas Russell, Randy Carroll, Trent Russell, Jimmy Welch, and Bobby Strong.  Honorary pallbearers will be Price Wilburn, Bobby Watson, Roger Steorz, Beamon Johnson and Sheila Wilkinson.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 800.805.5856, www.stjude.org.

 

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

 

 

 

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Ora Verdell Christopher


 

 

Ora Verdell Christopher, 71, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at his residence.

 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County with Bro. John Withem officiating.  Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Christopher was born May 14, 1947, in Nacogdoches, to Ora Ford Christopher and Vera Mae Norton Christopher.  He worked as an auto mechanic.  Mr. Christopher loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County.

 

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Miller Christopher; children, Ronald Miller and wife Betty of Nacogdoches, Tresa Ady and husband Tony of Nacogdoches, Steve Christopher and wife Rhonda of Nacogdoches, Joey Christopher and wife Lindsay of Nacogdoches; son-in-law, Timothy Sherrod of New Caney; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

 

Preceded in death by children, Kim Sherrod of New Caney, Ora Verdell (Bubba) Christopher of Nacogdoches; parents, Ora Ford Christopher and Vera Mae Norton Christopher; brothers, Bobby Christopher, Tommy Christopher, Bill Christopher, Alan Christopher.

 

Pallbearers will be David Miller, Christopher Ady, J.D. Christopher, Anthony Ady, Steven Christopher, and Casey Grimet.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Miller, Steve Christopher, Joey Christopher, Tony Ady, Joby Christopher, and Timothy Sherrod.

 

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

 

 

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Jimmie Blanche Glenn


 

 

Jimmie Blanche Glenn of Houston, Texas, formerly of Center, passed away on December 23, 2018 in Houston. She was born in Center to Obie M. Glenn and Una Stephens Glenn. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Ozay Ford officiating. 


A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.


Jimmie is survived by numerous first, second and third cousins. 


She is preceded in death by her parents, Obie and Una Glenn and her sister, Hester B. Glenn. 
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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Mary Ann Adams


 

 

Mary Ann Adams, 78, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Robert Prothro officiating.  Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

 

Mrs. Adams was born September 6, 1940, in Center, to Audra P. Livingston and Pauline Hendricks Livingston.  She was the owner and operator of Adams Salvage for several years. Mrs. Adams enjoyed working in her yard and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a member of New Hope Congregational Methodist Church in Center. Mrs. Adams was past president of Ladies Auxiliary Post #8904.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack Adams; children, Ronnie Harold Adams, Donnie Earl Adams and wife Lavaunda, Michael Wayne Adams and wife Liz, Deborah Annette Doyle and husband Don; grandchildren, Shane Adams and wife Mandy, Shade Adams, Wade Adams and wife Haley, Amanda Hassfurther and husband Eric, Michael Adams Jr., Jessie Adams and wife Kayla, Casey Adams, Brandon Anthony and wife Kelsey, Cody Anthony and wife Kaitlyn, Cameron Anthony; great grandchildren, Timmy Adams, Stevie Adams, Turner Adams, Emma Grace Adams, Lily Jane Adams, Charlotte Hassfurther, Caiden Adams, Greylon Anthony, Canyon Anthony, Kaizley Anthony, Harlen Anthony; brothers, Lyndon Livingston and wife Paula, Audra Livingston and wife Mary; sisters, Glenda Sue Stockle and husband Mark, Mary Lou Ford and husband Jack; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Myrlene Bradshaw; a host of other relatives and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by parents, Audra P. Livingston and Pauline Hendricks Livingston; sister, Betty Lou Fountain; brother, James Paskel Livingston.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bradshaw, O’Neal McCauley and Shade Adams.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Hope Cemetery Fund c/o Roy Noble, 1424 CR 3177, Joaquin, Texas 75954.


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

 

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Gregory Charles Weatherly


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney Gregory Charles Weatherly, 63, of Kingwood, TX, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, TX.


Funeral service for Attorney Weatherly will be on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Mt. Zion CME Church located at 921 Martin Luther King Dr, Center, TX 75935, with Rev. George Cartwright officiating. Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Mt. Zion CME Church from 12 Noon to 1 PM.


Attorney Weatherly leaves to celebrate his life: his four children, Angela Renee Weatherly of Atlanta, GA, Brandon Charles Weatherly of Conyers, GA, Kristen Simone Weatherly of Washington, DC, and Joshua Abebe Weatherly of Houston, TX; and his grandchildren, Aniyah Weatherly of Atlanta, GA and McKenzie Rae Holman of Houston, TX.


Attorney Weatherly also leaves to cherish his memory: his sister Dr. Darlene Sauls-Bassfield of Chesterfield, VA and her husband Alvin; his nephews Anthony Eugene Geiger of Aurora, CO, Dr. Christopher Darren Geiger of Windermere, FL and his wife Nitza, and Marcus Sauls of Hendersonville, NC; his nieces Ryann Taylor Dawkins of Chesterfield, VA, and Priscilla Ann Hall; his grandnephews, Xavian Anthony Geiger of Aurora, CO and Matthew William Negrón and Christopher Darren Geiger, Jr. of Windermere, FL; his grandnieces, Jaryn Alexandria Geiger of Aurora, CO and Nina Nicole Sivard of Clermont, FL; his aunt Willie Pearl Dones of Humble, TX; his long-time mentor Dr. Charles Edward Tatum of Houston, TX; his long-time childhood friend Van M. Lowry, Esq. of Shaker Heights, OH; his special friend Karen Edwards of Houston, TX; and a whole host of cousins, other relatives and dear friends.


Committal: Burial services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Grier Funeral Service located at 115 John McCarroll Ave in Charlotte, NC 28216, with visitation taking place from 12 Noon to 1 PM at Grier Funeral Service. Interment immediately follows at Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens located at 11201 Beatties Ford Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Repast:  Mt. Zion CME Church in the James A. Hines Fellowship Hall on Saturday, December 22, 2018


Hicks Mortuary at 921 Martin Luther Dr, Center, TX 75935 is handling Attorney Weatherly’s funeral service arrangements. Grier Funeral Service at 115 John McCarroll Ave in Charlotte, NC 28216 is handling Attorney Weatherly’s burial service arrangements.

 

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Oleta Rule 


 

 

NAME:        Oleta Rule          AGE:     97

 

ADDRESS:      San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Wednesday, December 19, 2018, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    January 15, 1921, Geneva Community, San Augustine County, Texas  

 

 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:    Friday, December 21, 2018, 10:00 am 

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Liberty Hill Baptist Church, San Augustine County, Texas 

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:     Thursday, December 20, 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION:    Wyman Roberts Funeral Home  

  

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Frank Holrath

 

BURIAL:   Liberty Hill Memorial Garden

 

FATHER:  John Bodine     MOTHER  Mattie (Harris) Bodine

                                                                                                                     

OCCUPATION:     Telephone Operator/Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY:    Daughter Dixie Reese; Sons Ronnie Rule and wife Patti, Timothy Rule and wife

                                  Sherryll all of San Augustine; Grandchildren Diane Trujillo , Jim Carpenter,

                                   Stephanie Carpenter, Alesha Gunter

 

**Preceded in death by Parents John and Hattie Bodine; Husband Elmo Rule 

 

 

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Jose Gustavo Ruiz


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jose Gustavo Ruiz, 43, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Joaquin. He was born on March 15, 1975 in El Jaral del Refugio Mexico to Jesus Ruiz and Ninfa Hernandez. Funeral mass will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 21, 2018 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Celebrant Father Jose Luis. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.


Jose Gustavo Ruiz was born in Mexico and came to Texas as a young boy at the age of 14.  He married the love of his life, Rocio Luna, in December 2008, and the two raised a beautiful family together.  Jose’s most precious moments were spent with his children.  Whether they were playing or feeding their animals together, they were what brought the greatest joy to his life. Jose was a diligent worker and enjoyed working outdoors. When he got the chance, he also liked to go hunting or fishing.  


Jose is survived by his wife, Rocio Luna Ruiz; mother, Ninfa Hernandez; sons, Santiago Ruiz, Salvador Ruiz; daughters, Rosalinda Ruiz, Leticia Ruiz, Valeria Ruiz, Juliet Ruiz; brothers, Jose Tovar and wife Maria, Jesus Ruiz and wife Yolanda; sisters, Maria Luz and Benito Uribe, Sara Rodriguez and husband Canuto, Francisca Morga and husband Pabo, Paula Novoa and husband Jesus, Aurora Guzman and husband Guadalupe, Rosa Luna and husband Juan, Purificasion Monroy and husband Alfredo; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.


He is preceded in death by his father, Jesus Ruiz; and sister, Maria Monroy.
Pallbearers serving will be Santiago Ruiz, Jonnie Tovar, Ismael Ruiz, Gerardo Ruiz, Everardo Ruiz, and Omar Guzman.


To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

 

 

José Gustavo Ruiz, 43, de Joaquín, Texas, falleció el Viernes, 14 de Diciembre del 2018. El nació el 15 de Marzo de 1975 en El Jaral Del Refugio, México. Hijo del señor Jesús Ruiz y la señora Ninfa Hernandez. Misa Fúnebre será el Viernes, 21, de Diciembre del 2018 en la Iglesia Católica Santa Teresa, con el Padre José Luis Vidarte oficiando. Entierro será en Restland Cemetery. 
Visitacion será de 5:00 a 7:00 el Jueves, 20 de Diciembre del 2018 en la Funeraria Mangum. 
José Gustavo Ruiz nació en México y vino a Texas a la temprana edad de 14 años. Se caso con el amor de su vida, Roció Luna, en Diciembre del 2008, y juntos crearon una hermosa familia. Los momentos mas preciados de José fueron al estar junto con sus hijos. Fuese jugando juntos o dándole de comer a sus animales, ellos eran lo que traían mayor felicidad a su vida. José fue un trabajador diligente, que le encantaba trabajar afuera. Cuando tenía la oportunidad, se iba de cacería o de pesca. 


José es sobrevivido por su esposa, Roció Luna Ruiz; su madre, Ninfa Hernandez; hijos: Santiago Ruiz, y Salvador Ruiz; hijas, Rosalinda Ruiz, Leticia Ruiz, Valeria Ruiz, y Juliet Ruiz; hermanos: José Tovar y su esposa, María, Jesús Ruiz y su esposa, Yolanda; hermanas: María Luz y Benito Uribe, Sara Rodriguez y esposo, Canuto, Francisca Morga, y esposo, Pabo, Paula Novoa y esposo Jesús, Aurora Guzmán, y esposo, Guadalupe, Rosa Luna y esposo Juan, Purificación Monroy y esposo Alfredo; y varios sobrinos y sobrinas; y otros familiares y amigos que lo extrañaran mucho. 


El es precedido en muerte por su padre, Jesús Ruiz; y su hermana, María Monroy. Cargadores de féretro serán, Santiago Ruiz, Ronnie Tovar, Ismael Ruiz, Gerardo Ruiz, Everardo Ruiz, y Omar Guzmán. 

 

 

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Leeon Ware 


 

 

NAME:      Leeon Ware            AGE:     85

 

ADDRESS:      San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   12/17/2018, Monday, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      03/10/1933. Bland Lake Community, San Augustine County, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:     12/20/2018, Thursday, 10:00 am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:    Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel  

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:     12/19/2018, Wednesday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION:      Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

  

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Frank Holrath

 

BURIAL:   Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:    Lon Ware   MOTHER   Caddie (Richey) Ware

                                                                                                                     

OCCUPATION:     1st class Tool & Die Machinist

 

MILITARY: U. S. Army, Korean Conflict

 

SURVIVED BY:     Wife: Liz Ware of San Augustine; Special Family Friends Walter & Kerri Shofner;

                                   And a host of cousins and friends

 

**Preceded in death by parents Lon and Caddie Ware

 

 

 

 

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Charles R. (Chili) Jones


 

 

Charles R. (Chili) Jones, 80, of the Patroon Community of Shelby County, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018, at his residence.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Glynn Bragg and Bro. Mike Belgard officiating.  Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Mr. Jones was born February 11, 1938, in Tenaha, to William Jesse Jones and Willie Ruth Golden Jones.  He served in the United States Army and later worked as an insurance agent.  His hobbies included baseball and golf.  Mr. Jones was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 and served as a deacon at Patroon Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by wife of 57 years, Patsy Campbell Jones of Patroon; daughter, Charla Jones of Lufkin; sisters-in-law, Lucille Jones of Lufkin, Brownie Jo Minton of Waco; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Jesse Jones and Willie Ruth Golden Jones; brother, Jesse (Sonny) Jones.

 

Pallbearers will be Butch Haltom, Tommy Jenkins, Keith Putnam, Glenn Hutto, Curtis Hancock, Lamar Norton, Clint Norton and Chad Norton.  Honorary pallbearers will be B.J. Greer, Lamar Smith, Bruce Steptoe, Bubba Denby, Roy Noble and Ben Clifton.  

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Loma Laird Cancer Center at Nacogdoches Medical Center, 4920 North East Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75965 or Patroon Baptist Church, 310 CR 2261, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

 

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

 

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Billie M. Cruse Kay


 

 

Billie M. Cruse Kay, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at her residence.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley with Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Bro. Michael McArthur and Bro. Matt Comer officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Mrs. Kay was born July 20, 1932, in Center, to John Cruse and Stella Tyler Cruse.  She worked in the poultry and cattle industry, USDA Sabine National Forest Seniors Program, and was also a homemaker.  Mrs. Kay was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.

 

She is survived by children, Frieda Kay Lambright of Joaquin, Atwood (Buddy) Kay, Jr. and wife Paula of Huxley, Ken Kay and wife Jill of Joaquin, LaQuita Kay Posey of Huxley, Marsha Kay Cooper of Huxley, Mitzi Kay Edwards and husband Kevin of Greenwood, Louisiana; special son, Bryan Hendricks and fiancé Jordan Nutt of Center; grandchildren, Joni Tarver, Jodi Miller, Kristi Richey, Michael Paul Kay, Mark Kay, Shelbea Comer, Cassie Porter, Jacob Kay, Thomas Posey, Jessie Posey, Michael Brent Cooper, Miranda Dobson, Brylee Hendricks, Bailee Hendricks; 32 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; special caregiver, Pat Woodfin.  She will be forever remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.  She was called “Aunt Bill” by many.

 

She is preceded in death by spouse, Atwood Kay Sr.; parents, John Cruse and Stella Cruse; brother, Ray Cruse, Jackie Cruse, John Wayne Cruse; sisters, Georgia Holcomb, Bettie Weatherford.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Hendricks, Michael Paul Kay, Thomas Posey, Mark Kay, Michael Brent Cooper, Jessie Posey and Jacob Kay.

 

Memorial donations can be made to Holly Springs Cemetery Fund, 15928 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or Helping Hands c/o Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, 14998 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.

 

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

 

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Agnes Mae Ansley Peavy


 

Agnes Mae Ansley Peavy, 84, of the McClelland Community of Shelby County, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018, in Houston.  

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, at McClelland Church in Shelbyville.  Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

Mrs. Peavy was born December 17, 1933, to Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley.  She was a member of McClelland Church.

 

She is survived by sons, Randy Peavy of Huffman, Gordon Peavy and wife Jinjr of Huntsville; grandchildren, Chris Peavy of Conroe, Holly Peavy Yaple and husband Ray of Deer Park; great grandchildren, Morgan Yaple, Reese Yaple, Laylah Bender; brothers, Gene Edward Ansley, Lenard Ray Ansley; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

 

Preceded in death by husband, Herbert Alfred Peavy; parents, Bertis Edward Ansley and Lillie Mae Collins Ansley; brother, Glenn Waymond Ansley.

 

Pallbearers will be Chris Peavy, Ray Yaple, Hollis Peavy, Reece Mathews, Corey Collins, John Collins and Brian Collins.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to McClelland Church Fund.

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

 

 

 

 

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Eula Lee Harris Bratchett


 

 

Mrs. Eula Lee Harris Bratchett, age 88, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Bratchett passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Twin Lakes Nursing Home in San Augustine, Texas.

  

 

FUNERAL SERVICE 

 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

1:00 p.m. 

Jerusalem CME

Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery

Rev. Deanna Gipson, Officiating

 

 

VISITATION 

 

Friday, December 21, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Garner & Son Mortuary

 

SURVIVORS 

 

Daughter Rosie Wilson (Benny J.) of San Augustine, Texas

 

3 Brothers Foster Harris Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas

Richard Harris of Lufkin, Texas

Charlie Harris (DeLois) of Tyler, Texas

 

1 Sister Ethel Hadnot of San Augustine, Texas

 

A Host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Perry Davis


 

 

Mr. Perry Davis, age 60, of Center, Texas.  Mr. Davis passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at CHI St. Luke in Lufkin, Texas.

  

 

FUNERAL SERVICE 

 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Mt. Horeb Baptist Church

Interment: Greer Cemetery

Rev. Bradley Hale, Officiating

 

VISITATION 

 

Friday, December 21, 2018

1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 

 

Wife Linda Johnson of Shelbyville, Texas 

 

2 sons Lakendrick Durrell Davis of Washington D.C.

  Perry Davis, Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas

 

1 daughter Lakoha Denae Davis of Tyler, Texas

 

Grandchildren: 6

 

Brother: Willie Davis of Shelbyville, Texas 

 

Sister: Sallie Ann Bolton of Arlington, Texas.

 

As well as a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends.

 

 

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Robert Lee Monroe


 

 

 

Robert Lee Monroe, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away December 12, 2018, in San Augustine.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Dan Fleming officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.  Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Mr. Monroe was born September 12, 1952, in Center, to Robert Don Monroe and Annice Cason Monroe.  He was a member of Patroon Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by sister, Donna Sue Monroe of Shelbyville; nephews, Jody Cooper of Shelbyville, Adam Murehead of Shelbyville; great nieces and nephews, Caitlyn Cooper of Lewisville, Haleigh Hall and husband David of Nacogdoches, Jacob Jackson and wife Letha of Logansport, Louisiana, Jordan Jackson and wife Emily of Center, Cale Cooper of Shelbyville, McKenzie Murehead; numerous great great nieces and nephews and cousins.

 

Preceded in death by parents, Robert Don Monroe and Annice Cason Monroe.

Pallbearers will be Cale Cooper, Craig Lewis, David Hall, Tommy Jenkins, Ricky Lout and Walter Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Runnels, Troy Shofner, Jimmy Jackson and Ray Jackson.

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

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Timothy "Ted" Long,


Timothy “Ted” Long, 51, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in Tyler.


Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.


Mr. Long was born June 15, 1967, in Maryland, to Gail Long and Lucinda Clarke Long. He loved his job with Brian and Becky Harkness.

 

Mr. Long enjoyed music, especially playing the drums, and loved spending time with his family at home. He also loved his fur babies, Taz and Little Girl.


He is survived by
Wife: Anita Bounds Long of Center
Daughter: Devin Tillotson of Center
Brother: Dale Long of Atlanta, Georgia
Sister: Peggy Sue Long of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mother: Lucinda Long of Atlanta, Georgia
Numerous relatives
Special friend: Wayne Jones
A host of other friends
Preceded in death by
Father: Gail Long
Son: Davis Tillotson
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Bro. Henry Hughes


Bro. Henry Hughes, 71, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral
Home in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don
Moore, Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Keith Keele officiating.
Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Bro. Hughes was born July 4, 1947, in Center, to Thomas Clinton Hughes and Ellie Irene Carter Hughes. He
served as a crew chief for the Texas Highway Department and was a licensed minister for forty years.
Bro. Hughes was a soul winner and his hobby was fishing. He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist
Church in Center.
He is survived by
Wife: Peggy Hughes of Center
Son: Charles Paul Hughes and wife, Britney, of Center
Brother: David Hughes and wife, Kathy, of Center
Special Friend: Kiefer
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Thomas Clinton Hughes and Ellie Irene Carter Hughes
Sister: Maudine Hopkins Hughes
Brothers: Orland Leo Hughes, Billy Clyde Hughes, John Bennarr Hughes, Jack Monroe Hughes, Orville Carter
Hughes, Thomas Carl Hughes, Ted Carroll Hughes
Pallbearers will be Glen Bolton, Jason Burch, Glynn Hutto, Paul Breaux, Marshall Windham and Waylon Boles.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. K.P. Bradshaw and Bro. Henry’s nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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John William Yarborough


John William Yarborough, 57, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018, at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

 

Mr. Yarborough was born October 12, 1961, in Center, to Drennon Yarborough and Virginia Lee Thompson Yarborough.

 

He is survived by Son: John Drennon Yarborough Parents: Drennon and Elizabeth Yarborough Sister: Joan Harrison and husband, Brack Niece: Brooke Harrison Nephew: Cole Harrison and wife, Sara Great Nephews: Braxton Harrison Evan Harrison Preceded in death by Mother: Virginia Lee Thompson Yarborough

 

Pallbearers will be Buddy Sullivan, John Buffalo, Jason Parker, John T. Barbee, Bradley Allen, Kenneth Hardy, Otis Pleasant, Scotty Baldwin and Newton Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Lout, Jack Adams, J.P. Corder, Cadell Stephenson, R.E. Barbee, Lonnie Belrose, Maxie Eaves, Robert Burns and Tommy Robinson.

 

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

 

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Shelly Kaye Agnew Swint


Shelly Kaye Agnew Swint, 51, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, in Houston.

 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Center Christian Fellowship in Center with Bro. Don Murphree, Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Bobby Waller officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

 

Mrs. Swint was born March 19, 1967, in Center, to John Robert Agnew and Judy Baker Agnew. She loved her Lord and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Center Christian Fellowship.

 

She is survived by Husband: Sam Swint Children: Brandy Eubank and husband, Jonathan Chris Pilgreen Elizabeth Swint and Matt Conway Grandchildren: Harley Eubank Jaxson Eubank Shelby Eubank Landon Wood Makenzie Conway Parents: Robert and Judy Agnew Mother-in-law: June Swint Preceded in death by Brother: Michael Agnew Father-in-law: Ray Swint Grandparents: Johnny Agnew, Omie Agnew, Ernest Baker, Maudie Baker Uncle: Kenneth Baker Nephew: Bradley Agnew Pallbearers will be Wayne Rowland, Robert Gray, Danny Wheeler, Cecil Chessher, Ronnie Smith, Johnny Covington, Coby Barbee and Peter Stephens. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Woody, Bobby Waller, Uncle Jerry Agnew and Uncle Daryle LaGrone.

 

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

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Margie Hooper Gipson - Pending



Services are pending for Mrs. Margie Hooper Gipson 86 of Timpson.

 

 

 

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Wedia Francis Thomas King


 

 

78 Wedia Francis Thomas King of Garrison passed away on Friday 30th at Lexington in Nacogdoches. A wake will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Community Funeral Home in Timpson. Her service will be Saturday 8th at 11 a.m. at the Sweet Union Baptist Church in Garrison.

 

 

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Dorothy Mae Green


 


69-year-old Mrs. Dorthy Mae Green of Timpson passed away on Monday 3rd at her home. Services will be Saturday 8th at 1 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Timpson with Marvin Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the Smyrna Cemetery in Timpson. Her body will lie in the state of Saturday 8th from 12 - 1 at the church. A wake will be held Friday 7th from 6-8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Antonio Jaso Aguilar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antonio Jaso Aguilar, 28, of Center, Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Center. He was born on April 30, 1990 in Nacogdoches to Tereso Jaso Aguilar and Sharon Gail Goings Aguilar. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 

 

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

Tony grew up in Shelby County. He received his GED and had hopes of attaining a certificate in auto mechanics. Tony loved working on and restoring vehicles. He also had a talent and passion for the piano. He always enjoyed playing piano for his family. Tony’s most treasured moments were spent with his fiancé, Shelby and her daughter. He looked forward to meeting his daughter that was soon to be born. Tony will be dearly missed by his closest family and friends.

 

Tony is survived by:


Parents:
Tereso and Gail Aguilar

Fiancé:
Shelby Rodriguez and daughter, Aliana Penelope Zelaya

Daughter:
Azalea Pearl Aguilar 

Siblings: 
Christopher Wayne Hancock
Judith Lynn Aguilar
Barbara Jean Aguilar
April Michelle Hancock
Victor Manuel Aguilar
  
Grandparents:
Leon Goings
Johnnie Cook
Macaria Vasquez
 
Great-grandmother:
Johnnie Cassell

Nieces and Nephews:
Kaylee and Eli Olivas
Bella Carlton
Emma Grace Aguilar
Liam Hancock

Aunts and Uncles:
Jose Vasquez
Miguel Vasquez
Sophia Aguilar
Vicki Lout
Sheila Powdrill
Special “Auntie” Sondra Dutton
Bobby Howell Cassell

 

Tony is preceded in death by his grandfather, Pascual Vasquez; great-grandfather, Howell Cassell; uncle, Ricky Leon Goings and cousins, Michael Powdrill, Jason Redmon, Austin Underbrink and Penny Hughes.

 

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

 

 

 

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Aaron Taylor


 

 

 

Mr. Aaron Taylor, age 67, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Taylor passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at CHI St. Luke in Lufkin, Texas.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

1:00 p.m.

True Vine Baptist Church

Interment Lane Town Cemetery

Rev. Orvin Garrett Officiating

 

VISITATION 

Friday, December 7, 2018

1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel 

 

SURVIVORS 

 

3 Sons Remond Roberts of Lufkin, Texas

Jewell Roberts of San Augustine, Texas

Jonavic Garrett of Nacogdoches, Texas

 

Daughter Tanya Odem Deidrik of Houston, Texas

Taricka Taylor of Bossier City, LA

 

11 Grand Children 3 Great Grand children

 

Father Tommie Taylor of San Augustine, Texas

 

3 Brothers Johnny Taylor of San Augustine, Texas

Billy Taylor (Debra) of San Augustine, Texas

Kenneth Taylor of San Augustine, Texas

 

5 Sister Carolyn Marshall of San Augustine, Texas

Patricia Edwards (Jerry) of San Augustine, Texas

Sharon Taylor of San Augustine, Texas

Linda Harper of Lufkin, Texas

Virginia Taylor of Great Falls, Montana

 

Special Uncle Johnny “Mac” Harper

 

As well as a host Nieces, Nephews, of other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

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