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William Edward Prentice, Jr.


 

 

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, William Edward Prentice, Jr., a loving husband and kind father of six children, passed away in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Also known as “Bill” and “Dad” to his loved ones, William was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a great man of many contraries. With a love for the earth and nurturing all that grows on it and in it, he graduated from LSU with a degree in International Agriculture. That passion took him to diverse places and a variety of jobs that included cultivating native fruit, building schools, teaching lepers to farm, cattle ranching, and more. He worked for a time with the Peace Corps and the National Council of Churches and later went into business on his own. These many ventures took him for a short time to Jamaica and across South America, particularly Ecuador, for nearly two decades.

 

With high regard for all people and a deep respect for plants and animals alike, William left an impact everywhere he went and on everyone whom he met. Comfortable speaking English and Spanish, he treated everyone as an equal regardless of background. He was calm and gentle in demeanor but also quite the talker. He could find a friend in anyone. But he was also so easy to talk to about anything. A hard worker, William believed in honesty and giving your best. He loved to get his hands dirty outside planting endless rows of fruit trees, muscadine vines, and vegetable plots and taking care of the fish, the dogs, the chickens, the guineas, the turkeys, the donkeys, the duck, the goat, and the mule. If he’d had it his way, he’d spend his days outside, perhaps riding in his buggy with Kassie, his beloved mule. But he was also perfectly content indoors drinking a good cup of coffee with chicory and reading whatever he could get his hands on.

 

Yes, while he was a farmer at heart, William was also an avid reader and known to many for his intellectual nature. Well-read and cultured, he was more likely to listen to NPR than music, but he could also turn around and recommend a musical or book of poetry to you. Because of the value he placed on learning, he moved his family from Ecuador back to his home country the U.S. in the hopes of ensuring a better education for his children.

 

After a few moves across the southern states, William established his life and family in Center, Texas. He started his work in the poultry industry, with stints for Green Acres and later Pilgrims. Later, he made the jump to the water well business with the opening of Pixie Water Wells, a business he started as a joint venture with his sons. Named in honor of his mother Celia, whose starting investment launched the company, Pixie became so associated with William that he was often even called “Mr. Pixie.” A good neighbor to all, William was well known in the Center community and believed in supporting local business and local people.

 

Above all, William had an insatiable appetite for truth, specifically Bible truth. Throughout his life, he read and investigated the Bible often, but the turning point in his life came when he became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The knowledge he acquired and his subsequent dedication to God brought on changes to the way he thought, spoke and acted and gave him the greatest joy and satisfaction in his life. Because of the sense of purpose it gave him and the powerful effect it had on him, William loved to share Bible truths with everyone. He believed in choosing to be happy and maintained a positive attitude throughout life. If there’s one thing we all remember of him, it’s his wonderful smile.

 

William was preceded in death by his father, William Edward Prentice, Sr. He is survived by his wife Ines, his six children, Daniel, Paul, Rebeca, William, Hannah, and Stephanie, his mother Celia, his brother David, six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katherine, Melaina, Ruben, Celia, and Olive, several cousins, nieces and nephews, and a large, extended family in Ecuador.

 

A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at the John D. Windham Civic Center in Center at 3 P.M. Flowers can be sent to the Mangum Funeral Home.

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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Timmy Michael Foret


 

 

Mr. Timmy Michael Foret, age 60, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Foret passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at CHI- St. Luke – Baylor Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was a native of Homer, LA and was the son of the late Antoine Delma Foret and Rose Mae Dion Foret. Mr. Foret also served as a Merchant Marin and was a Master Boat Captain. Per his wishes, cremation arrangements are under the direction of Percy Garner and Son Mortuary.

  

SURVIVORS 

 

Wife: Virginia Ann Bunting of San Augustine, Texas

 

Son Alexander Foret of La Place, LA

 

3 Grandchildren 6 Great-Grandchildren

 

5 Brothers Antoine Foret

John Foret

Joseph Foret }All of Louisiana

Gary Foret   

Joe Foret of Florida

 

3 Sisters Velma Landry

Hazel Pier all of Louisiana 

Tiffany Heller 

 

 

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Maxine Youngblood


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Maxine Youngblood, 77, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Clifton Hughes officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.


Mrs. Youngblood was born March 30, 1941, in Shelby County, to Alvin Johnson and Addie Gillis Johnson.  Barbara was a loving, devoted, exceptional wife, mother and nanny.  She and her husband, Jimmy, were married on November 10, 1961, and enjoyed 57 years together.  Their union brought forth 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, with another due in July 2019.


Barbara spent her life taking care of her family and making absolutely sure everyone around her was comfortable and certainly well-fed.  She and Jimmy loved camping and took Ronnie and Becky all over the United States on vacations.  Her favorite place was the mountains of Colorado.  She worked for many years at Center ISD and loved all the students and her coworkers.  She and Sandy Hudspeth formed a special bond that would last forever.  
Barbara’s family had game nights regularly, and her favorite game was UNO.  However, nobody wanted to sit next to her because she became a woman possessed.  Her favorite target was her daughter-in-law, Margaret.


Barbara leaves behind family and friends who love her dearly and will miss her tremendously.  But, she is now smiling down on everyone as she walks with her Lord and Savior.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Youngblood of Center; children, Ronnie Youngblood and wife Margaret of Center, Beck Elliott and husband Puncho of Huxley; grandchildren, Joni Youngblood of Shelbyville, Koby Youngblood and wife Alyssa of Shelbyville, Michael Elliott of Huxley and girlfriend Julie Spivey of Warren; great grandchildren, Sabryn, Cade, Kambry, Izzy, Guner, Deacon, and #7 due in July; sister, Sandra Harkness and husband Billy of Center.
Preceded in death by her parents, Alvin Johnson and Addie Gillis Johnson.


Pallbearers will be Michael Elliott, Roby Youngblood, Guner Youngblood, Cade Collins, Tyler Windham, Brian Harkness, Benny Baugh, and Stan Jones.  Honorary pallbearers will be Scooter Hughes, Shane Hughes, Lee Hughes, Tommy Henry, and Terry Henry.


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

 

 

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Elma Christine Pitts-Freundrich


 


McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home and Hicks Mortuary are announcing funeral service for Mrs. Elma Christine Pitts- Freundrich of the Houston, Texas.  Mrs. Freundrich passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  Mrs. Freundrich was born October 29, 1937 in Center, Texas.  Graveside service will be Monday, January 14, 2019, at St. John Cemetery in the Africa Community at 12:00 noon.   

 

Mrs. Freundrich’s local survivors are: 
Cassandra Pitts
LaTonya Pitts
Sophia Pitts-Warren
Kelly (Adric) Watts
Jackie Pitts
James (Ann) Pitts
Lester Pitts 

 

 

 

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LaVelle Leach Watlington


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaVelle Leach Watlington, 94, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Center.


Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019, at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Michael McArthur officiating. 

 

Family visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Public visitation will begin at 12:00 noon.


Mrs. Watlington was born September 13, 1924, in San Augustine, to Clarence Leach and Emmer Lynch Leach.  She loved fishing and spending time with family and friends.  Mrs. Watlington was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.


She is survived by her daughters, Zonia Corbell and husband Shane of Shelbyville, Texas, Tonja Bordelon and husband Ray of Frierson, Louisiana; grandchildren, Shanell Ruiz and husband Jesse of Center, Texas, Jasper Corbell and wife Caroline of Center, Texas, Payton Bordelon of Frierson, Louisiana; great grandchildren, Cash Ruiz of Center, Texas, Cyrus Ruiz of Center, Texas; special nieces and nephews, Rodney and Debbie Warren and their children Michael Vincent Warren, Sarah Scott and Adam Scott and their daughter Aubrey, Sheila Hudson and son Warren Hudson; sister-in-law, Thelma Leach; a number of nieces and nephews; a host of friends.


Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Watlington; sister, Ann Warren; brothers, “Dick” Leach, “Shot” Leach, “Bear” Leach, “Sid” Leach, Ferrel Leach.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, 14998 FM 139, Shelbyville, Texas 75973.


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

 

 

 

 

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Billy Ray Magness


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Ray Magness, 82, of Timpson, Texas passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.  Born March 25, 1936, in Clute, Texas to the late William Horace and Ludie Mae (Bass) Magness.


Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Levi Cohorst officiating.  Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  

 

Visitation will be held Sunday January 13, 2019 from 3 – 5 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.

 

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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Steven "Steve" Edward Hampton


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven "Steve" Edward Hampton, 76, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 10, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on September 7, 1942 in Henderson, Texas to C.B. Hampton and Mable Inez Owens Hampton. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. 
A visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 


Steve graduated from Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas and shortly after started building and inspecting radio and microwave towers. He moved back to Shelby County in 1967 where he received a position building cooling towers. While there, he met Ann Parker and the two were married on March 1, 1969. Steve had a desire to take a new route professionally and began driving trucks cross-country for Melton Truck Lines. In 1970, he transferred to Vernon Sawyer Truck Lines in Bastrop, Louisiana and four years later, in 1974 became the owner and operator. He successfully built his business into a strong and long-lasting company that he loved for 22 years. In 1996, Steve made the decision to uproot from his life-long career and move to Dallas to try his hand at something new. He went to work for R-COM Construction Company installing underground copper and fiber optic cables. He remained there until his retirement in 2011 when he moved back to Center. 


Steve is survived by his son, Ronnie Hampton and wife, Lisa of Farmerville, Louisiana; sister, Sharon Porter and husband, Michael of Center, Texas; granddaughters, Hailey Kenly and husband, Zach of West Monroe, Louisiana and Faithe Ann Brown and husband, David of  West Monroe, Louisiana; great-granddaughter, Madalyn Kenly of West Monroe, Louisiana; great-grandson, Brandon Kenly of West Monroe, Louisiana; niece, Monica Zimmerman and husband, Scott of Katy, Texas; Nephew, Justin Porter and wife, Carissa of Tenaha, Texas; great-nieces, Kalyn Gilchrist and Matt Strickland of St. Petersburg, Florida, Hadley, Harper and Hollynn Porter all of Tenaha, Texas; great-nephew, Jacob Zimmerman of Katy, Texas. 


He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Parker Hampton; parents, C.B. and Inez Hampton; and brother, Michael Lee Hampton. 


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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E.H. Marshall, Jr.


 

 

E.H. Marshall, Jr., age 84, of San Augustine, passed from this life in early morning hours of Thursday, January 10, 2019, in San Augustine. 

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas, with Bro. Leo Wright officiating.  Burial will follow in the Magnoila Springs Cemtery in San Augustine County.  Visitation will be Saturday morning, January 12, 2019, from the hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at Wyman Roberts.

 

E.H. was born February 14, 1934, in San Augustine County, Texas to the late Edna (Robinson) Marshall and Elvin Marshall, Sr.  He was a 1956 graduate of Lamar University, and was a member of the Model A & T Old Ford Club of Houston.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He served as Executive Vice-President of the Village National Bank in Houston. 

He is survived by his numerous friends and cousins.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, E. H. and Edna Marshall, along with a sister, Doris.

 

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Jo Ethel Garrett


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Jo Ethel Garrett (76) of the East Liberty Community.  Mrs. Garrett passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Lufkin, Texas.  She was born on March 22, 1942.  Funeral service will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 at East Liberty Baptist Church at 12 noon in the East Liberty Community.  Rev. Michael Mitchell will officiate.     

Mrs. Garrett is survived by:


Sons:  Gregory Garrett Sr. (Lisa) of Waco, Texas and Donald Garrett Sr. (Angela) of Mansfield, Texas


Daughters:  Tammy Marshall (Brian) of Beaumont, Texas and Tracy Chancey (Larry) of Nacogdoches, Texas


Sisters:  Linnie Millie (Frank) of Palm Springs California; Joyce Smith of Longview, Texas; Jimmie Johnson of Palm Springs, California; and Billie Pollard (John) of Marshall, Texas 


Visitation:  Friday, January 11, 2019 at Hicks Chapel at 12:00 noon. 
Committal:  Thompson Cemetery Shelbyville, Texas 


Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935

 

 

 

 

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Maria Perez Jaimes


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Perez Jaimes, 56, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019, in New Mexico.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2019, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mrs. Jaimes was born April 3, 1962, in Coroneo, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Maria Concepcion Perez Saavedra and Cesario Perez Cano.


She is survived by her husband, Florencio Jaimes of Center; daughters, Selena Jaimes of Center, Esmerelda Jaimes of Center; father, Cesario Perez Cano of Mexico; brothers and sisters, Fausto Perez Saavedra, Francisco Perez Saavedra, Josefina Perez Saavedra, Juan Perez Saavedra, Claudia Perez Saavedra, Cerano Perez Saavedra, Jesus Perez Saavedra, Atilano Perez Saavedra, Concepcion Perez Saavedra all of Mexico; stepchildren, Marquez Taylor Jaimes, Keshia Taylor Jaimes both of Globster, Louisiana; cousins, Nathlia Reyes, Edey Jaimes, Efriain and Maria James all of Center; niece, Yolanda Alcudia of Center; nephew, Christian Perez of Center.
She is preceded in death by mother, Maria Concepcion Perez Saavedra.


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

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve Franks


 

 

 

 

Steve Franks, 47, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Panola County.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Elderville Cemetery in Lakeport.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

 

Mr. Franks was born January 31, 1971, in Lamar County, to Travis Wayne Franks and Shirley Lee Carrell Franks.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Franks of Timpson; children, Stephen Douglas Franks and wife Brittnee of Spring, Katrina Yvonne Franks of LaPorte, Michael Anthony Franks of LaPorte, Chelsey Nicole Franks of Timpson, Mackenzie Smith Franks of Timpson, Kylie Smith Franks of Timpson, Kaleb Cole Smith Franks of Timpson; stepchildren, Megan Jackson and husband C.J. of Hallsville, Tyler Jackson of Timpson; grandchildren, Quinn, Hunter, Zayden, Nicholas, Dagon, Pierson, Asher, Arie, Dallas; brothers and sisters, Ronnie and Vickie Franks, Connie Frugia, John and Mary Franks, Lynette and Rodney Durbin, Teresa and Earl Graham, Claude and Reina Franks, Tim and Melissa Franks.

 

Preceded in death by parents, Travis Wayne Franks and Shirley Lee Carrell Franks; best friend, Terry Deyoung.

 

Pallbearers will be Dustin Bailey, Ryan Mackey, Larry McDonald, Shane Martin, Buddy Jones, Bobby Smith, Shannon Loyd, Earnest Gomez, Stephen Franks, Michael Franks, Stephen Gumby, Tyler Jackson, Kaleb Franks, Ronnie Franks, John Franks, Rodney Durbin, Earl Graham, Claude Franks, and Tim Franks.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be High Roller Family, Jason McDonald, Archie Cooley, Luke Garrett, Tony Willoughby, Michael Henry, Bob Jones, and Sean Casse.

 

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

 

 

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Arona Ann Rambin


 

 

Arona Ann Rambin, 76, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, in Nacogdoches.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby with Bro. Darrell Pollard officiating.


Mrs. Rambin was born April 1, 1942, in Cortez, Colorado, to Aaron Baker and Eula Mae Lancaster Baker.


She is survived by her children, Suzanne Lummus of Santa Fe, Texas, Mark Allemand of California; stepson, Sidney Rambin II; sisters, Margaret DeSha and husband David of Shreveport, Louisiana, Linda Love of California; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by husband, Sidney Rambin; parents, Aaron Baker and Eula Mae Lancaster Baker; brother, Tommy Baker.


Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.

 

 

 

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Wanda Jean Smith


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wanda Jean Smith, 91, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 8, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on July 23, 1927 in Maud, Texas to Travis Banks and Iva Lewis Banks. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Wanda married William Ernest Smith in 1941, and he preceded her in death on December 25, 1973. She served Shelby County as County Auditor for 28 years and was a member of the Eastern Star for 58 years.

 

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Smith; her parents, Travis and Iva Banks; and her infant brother, Emanual Banks.

 

She is survived by her son, Lynn Smith and wife, Sherry of Nacogdoches; granddaughter, Stacey Lynn Smith of Temple; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

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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Martha Ann Manasco


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Ann Manasco, 71, of Timpson, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Timpson, Texas.  Born July 10, 1947, in Paxton Community, Shelby County, Texas to the late Andrew Ollis Sholar and Ethel Lee (Lewis) Munn.   Memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Stanley Church of Christ, Stanley, Louisiana.  

 

Martha was raised in Joaquin, Texas.  She attended Joaquin High School and completed her GED.  She met and married the love of her life, Roy Hershal, and the two spent over 45 years together before his passing.  Her favorite past times are those spent serving the lord and spending time with her family.  She enjoyed drinking coffee each day and watching Fox News.  Martha spent time reading and enjoyed playing cards.  She was a member of Stanley Church of Christ and loved her church and Lord dearly.  

 

Martha is survived by her children, Patricia Manasco, Cynthia Short and husband James Henry Short Jr., Roy Hershal Manasco Jr.; brothers, Andrew Ollis Sholar Jr. and wife Jenny, John Edward Sholar, Richard Wayne Sholar and wife Scottie; sister, Laura Lynn Rushing and husband Bill; sister-in-law, Mae Sholar; grandchildren, Mable Lee-Ann Cook, Maria Delsocorro Palacios, Zachary James Short; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.  

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Hershal Manasco; parents, Ollis Sholar and Ethel Lee Munn; brother, Robert Sholar.

 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book please visit www.taylorfh.net.

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr, Timpson, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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Glenda Harper Haggerty Mosby


 

 

Mrs. Glenda Harper Haggerty Mosby, age 70, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Mosby passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, at CHI- St. Luke Hospital in San Augustine, Texas.

  

 

FUNERAL SERVICE 

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

2:00 p.m.

True Vine Baptist Church

Interment: St. Luke Cemetery

Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating

 

VISITATION & Wake

 

Friday, January 11, 2019

12:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 

 

Husband Lister Mosby of San Augustine, Texas

 

Son Anthony Robertson of Dallas, Texas

 

2 Daughters Cassandra Haggerty of San Augustine, Texas

Jennifer Haggerty of Dallas, Texas

 

Grandchildren:  2 Great-Grandchildren: 9

 

3 Brothers George Hicks (Lori) of Lancaster, CA

Jewel Hicks (Dori) of San Augustine, Texas

Terry Hicks of San Augustine, Texas

 

4 Sisters Debra Sterns (George) of San Augustine, Texas

Loria Scott (Carl) of Florine, LA

Brenda Hicks of San Augustine, Texas

Wanda Horn of Houston, Texas

 

A host of  Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

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George Burns


 

 

George Burns, 89, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at Morgan Mill Cemetery in Morgan Mill, Texas.

 

Mr. Burns was born August 4, 1929, in Graham, to Earl Burns Sr. and Rena Ragland Burns.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva Burns; daughter, Paula Askew; grandchildren, Gina Ann Furra and husband James, Clara Michelle Bragg and husband Douglas; great-grandson, Jesse Thomas Gay; sister-in-law, Verbie Burns; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by parents, Earl Burns Sr. and Rena Ragland Burns; brothers, El Burns Jr., Walter Burns, Robert Burns.

 

 

 

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Timmy Michael Foret


 

 

Mr. Timmy Michael Foret, age 60, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Foret passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at CHI- St. Luke – Baylor Hospital in Houston, Texas.
  

 

 

 

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Willie Everett "Snuffy" Windham


 

 

Willie Everett “Snuffy” Windham, 93, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Center.


Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 11 a.m.


Mr. Windham was born July 22, 1925, in Shelby County, to Thomas Windham and Ardie Risinger Windham.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II, where he saw action in the South West Pacific Theatre. Mr. Windham was a saved Christian and was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his children, Kay Lawson and husband Garry of Center, Donald Everett Windham and wife Sherree of Dayton; grandchildren, Stefanie Wagstaff and husband Jimmy of Joaquin, Jeffrey Lawson and Shannon Stewart of Center, William Lawson and Cristy Cooper of Center, Stacey Pauwels and husband Nathan of League City, Jennifer Wenderburg and husband Josh of Deer Park, David Hendricks and wife Shelby of DeBerry, Katie Watson and husband William of Nacogdoches; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sisters, Margie Weaver of Nacogdoches, Bobbie Sue Nichols and husband John Henry of Center; brothers, Max Windham of Shelbyville, Leon Windham and wife Cathy of Timpson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.


Preceded in death by wife, Jennie Marie Reynolds Windham; sons, Michael Windham, Randy Windham; parents, Thomas Windham and Ardie Risinger Windham; brothers, Dan Windham, Elvin Windham, Jack Windham, Tom Windham.


Pallbearers will be Mr. Windham’s grandchildren.


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

 

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Rhonda Sibley Hudspeth


 

 

Rhonda Sibley Hudspeth, 55, of Center, passed from this life to the next, Friday, January 4, 2019, at Christus Highland Medical Clinic with her hand held tight to her husband Ryan’s and her eyes fixed wide on the Glory of her Lord.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana.


Rhonda was born May 25, 1963, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to James Benton Sibley and Susan Bland Sibley.  She grew up in the bustling city of Stanley, Louisiana.  If you don’t know where that is, it’s just up the way from the Roberts Road past Stanley High School, where she graduated in the top 17 in her class, which included about 17.
She was one of six siblings who grew up learning the value of hard work and love for others from both of their parents.  Values that were evident by her and Ryan’s ability to help see their 3 children all the way through college and into the careers that will no doubt help shape and save lives for years to come in the fields of education and medicine.  


She married the love of her life, Ryan, on March 31, 1991. They had 28 wonderful years together.  In that time, she had many wonderful experiences, adventures, and joys in her life.  The greatest possibly being time spent at home with her granddaughters, Lively, Ariella, and Selah.


Time was cut short by her battle with cancer, or as she called it, Bacteria, but for those here who are left for the moment with those fond memories know that time will be restored when we see her again on the shores of Glory.


She is survived by her husband, Ryan Glenn Hudspeth of Center, Texas; daughters, Shelby Wheeler and husband, Nic of Center, Texas, Darby Hudspeth of Center, Texas, Rylee Hudspeth of Center, Texas; granddaughters, Lively Hope Wheeler, Ariella Faith Wheeler, Selah Grace Wheeler; mother, Susan Bland Sibley of Stanley, Louisiana; brother, James Benton Sibley Jr. and wife Jessie of Dubach, Louisiana; sisters, Jackie Sevulvado and husband Dago of Joaquin, Texas, Penny Shepard of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Anita Dockens and husband Kevin of Center, Texas; Billie Jo Timmons and husband Eugene of Longstreet, Louisiana; Granny Loyce; father and mother-in-law, Jessie and Sandy Hudspeth of Center, Texas; brother-in-law, Robbie Hudspeth and wife Sheri of Milam, Texas; sisters-in-law, Jessica Cordray and husband Glenn of Center, Texas, Starla Hall and husband Dale of Center, Texas, Ona Hudspeth of Center, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; a host of many more family and friends.


Preceded in death by her father, James Benton Sibley Sr.


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

 

 

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Jerry Glynn Lynch


 

Jerry Glynn Lynch, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Bro. Larry Trekell officiating.  


Mr. Lynch was born January 13, 1952, in Center, to S.J. Lynch and Callye Vaughn Lynch.  He retired from the U.S. Forest Service.  His hobbies included working with cows, playing 42, making fudge and traveling.  He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center.


He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Donna Lynch of Shelbyville; sons, Jeremy Lynch and wife Ashley of San Augustine, Ryan Lynch and wife Eryn of Austin; sisters, Doris Broussard and husband Darrell of Houston, Carolyn Grimes and husband Bobby of Clear Lake; brother, O.B. “Pete” Lynch and wife Kathy of Pearland; mother-in-law, Adell Livingston of Center; brothers-in-law, James Livingston and wife Catherine of Center, Richard Livingston and wife Dianne of Center, Chuck Livingston and wife Heather of Lufkin; sister-in-law, Debbie Samford of Center; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents, S.J. Lynch and Callye Vaughn Lynch; sister, Diann Lynch; father-in-law, James “Jim” Livingston.


Pallbearers will be Boo Klein, Jack Vaughn, Sammy O’Rear, Danny Scarber, Bro. Don Moore and Bro. Charles Williams.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hughes and James Rudd.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

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Johnnie Evelyn Sanford


 

 

Johnnie Evelyn Sanford, 83, of Center, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, in Center.

 

Visitation will be held at 12:00 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Union Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Mrs. Sanford was born July 13, 1935, in Shelbyville, to William Henry (Willie) Clark and Annie Love Enmon Clark.  She graduated from Shelbyville High School and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

 

She is survived by children, Jo Ann Dodson and husband JD, Charles Crowley, Mary Byrnes, Jo Beth Kimbro and husband Tom, Dennis Crowley and wife Staci; grandchildren, Angela Cruse, Keith Askew, Faitha Mayfield, Jennifer Fountain, Tammy Jo Wiggins, Jonathan Byrnes, Joseph Byrnes, Adam Kimbro, Stephen Kimbro, Kathleen Gilbert, Amanda Crowley, John-Kerry Snyder, Jared-Lane Snyder, Keely Snyder; great grandchildren, Brittany Burch, Macey Burch, Jared Cook, Peyton Askew, Trista Sikes, Xander Fountain, Payden Fountain, Bradley Fountain, Ethan Wiggins, Jacob Wiggins, Chloe Kimbro, Naomi Kimbro, Timothy Kimbro, Sterling Kimbro, Guvie Kimbro, Easton Kimbro, Colton Gilbert, Jakson Gilbert, Mikayla Snyder, Malakie Snyder, Moira Snyder, Miki Snyder, Brody Snyder; lifelong friend, Ann Furlow; Harbor Hospice caregiver, Amy Allen RN.

 

She is preceded in death by her son, Danny Crowley; son-in-law, Larry Bubba Byrnes; grandson, Danny Clint Fenton; parents, William Henry (Willie) Clark and Annie Love Enmon Clark; brothers, Maxie Clark, Derwood Clark, Burk Clark.

 

Pallbearers will be Keith Askew, Jared Cook, Jonathan Byrnes, Joseph Byrnes, Adam Kimbro and Stephen Kimbro.

 

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

 

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Aaron Robinson Sr.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Aaron Robinson Sr., (69) of Las Cruz, New Mexico.  Mr. Robinson passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in Las Cruz New Mexico.  He was born on June 5, 1949.  Funeral service will be Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church 617 Hopkins Street in Center, Texas. 

 

  

 

Mr. Robinson is survived by:


Children:  Rufus Robinson (Kami) of Tacoma, Washington; Aaron Robinson Jr. (Rochelle) of Center, Texas; Tashana Robinson of Dallas, Texas; Tarhonda Williams (Robert) of Logansport, Louisiana; Ingrid Reed (Antonia) of Shreveport, Louisiana; and Cory Robinson of Shreveport, Louisiana
Siblings:  James Robinson (Veronica) of Houston, Texas; Valarie Williams of Logansport, Louisiana; Venita Colbert of Logansport, Louisiana; Avery Carl Robinson of Gloster, Louisiana; Ronnie Keith Robinson (Terrie) of Shreveport, Louisiana; Delwin Russell (Rufus) of Logansport, Louisiana; Delton Robinson of Alexandia and Merle Robinson of Nashville, Arkansas.


Committal:  Northwest Louisiana Veteran Cemetery on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 1:00pm
Repass: St. Paul Baptist Church 


Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935

 

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James Worthy Edge


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Worthy Edge (Jim, Jimmy, J.W., Peter, Dad, Papa), 89, of Lake Jackson, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018, at his home in Lake Jackson, surrounded by his loving family and a room full of angels.


Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019, at Center United Pentecostal Church in Center.  Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be held at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center.


Mr. Edge was born August 13, 1929, in Shelby County, to Henry Wesley Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge.  He served in the United States Army.


Left with wonderful memories are his wife, Lanelle Edge; son, James Keith Edge and wife Teresa and their children and grandchildren; daughter, Tina Marshall and husband Bryant Torbet and their children and grandchildren; grandson, Micah James Marshall.  He is survived by his brothers, Lyndon Edge and wife Vicki, Paul Edge, Dale Edge; sisters-in-law, Velma Edge, Mary Stacy, Elizabeth Edge.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Wesley Edge and Mattie Lou Smith Edge; siblings, Maxine Miller, John Edge, Joyce Adams, Jackie Miller, H.W. Edge Jr.


Pallbearers will be Jack Quinn, Travis Quinn, Johnny Miller, Danny Edge, Larry Edge, and Nathan Edge.  Honorary pallbearers will be Waylon Quinn and Clint Quinn.


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

 

 

 

 

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James "Jamie" Wooten, Jr.


 

James “Jamie” Wooten, Jr., 70, of Orange, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, December 25, 2018. He was born on February 16, 1948, to Mildred Strong Wooten and James S. Wooten, Sr., in Orange. A memorial graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

 

Jamie was a Little Cypress-Mauriceville graduate. After graduating high school, he worked for Firestone and international paper in the electrical department. Jamie was a member of the Masonic lodge and loved spending time hunting and fishing. He was known for his welding and craftsmanship fabricating furniture from horseshoes. 

 

Survivors include his son, Tom Wooten and his wife, Miranda; daughter, Kim Lawrence; mother of his children, Sandra Tucker; granddaughter, Hannah Suitts; grandson, Tyler Wooten; sister, Charlotte Wooten, brother, Edgar Wooten; and his four-legged companion, Gizmo.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

 

Memorial contributions to assist the family with expenses may be made to Sabine Federal Credit Union, account number 1903571.

 

The family is being served by Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont and Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.broussards1889.com or www.mangumfh.net.

 

 

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Eva Lois Crockett


 

 


Eva Lois Crockett 80 of Tenaha passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Pine Grove Nursing Center. Lay-in-state will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas. Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas. Interment will follow at the Friendship Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Pastor Jeremy Moor will be officiating for her services.

 

She is survived by:

Her cousin Carrie Wiley of Houston, Texas.

 

 

 

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James Paul "Squirrely" Wilson


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Paul “Squirrelly” Wilson, 81, of Center, went to be with Lola on January 1, 2019.
Visitation will be begin at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Bro. Fred Wilcox officiating.  Interment will be held at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.


James Paul Wilson -Squirrelly- was born on Snow Hill in Shelby County to Buford and Ethel Beasley Wilson on January 13, 1937. After growing up and attending Center High School, where he met the love of his life Lola, they attended Stephen F. Austin State University, got married, and started a career of traveling and making music with The Four Mints. The Four Mints played night clubs and other venues from coast to coast preforming doo-wop music, Christian music, and even a little rock and roll.


After James and Lola had their family, James ran Medical Arts Pharmacy and the Lake Country Inn for several years while starting to travel and sing with the Governor of Louisiana, Jimmy Davis. James Paul would play the guitar and sing backup with Jimmy's wife Anna. They traveled throughout Louisiana and the South singing Christian music and drawing very large crowds.
Some of you may remember the rooster crowing each morning on KDET as James Paul opened up the radio stations morning show. He also presented the Swap Shop and occasionally the General Store. He loved to introduce Mattie Dellinger every day for her afternoon spot, "Here's Mattie" would become a familiar battle cry that the community became accustom to daily. Come rain, sleet, snow, or shine, James would be there by 6am every morning to ensure the community stayed on top of the daily events.


James was also an avid golfer and truly loved the sport. He was a member of the Center Country Club for many years and you could see the bright yellow golf cart zipping around the course several times a week. James was also instrumental in the Darren Wilson Scholarship Fund which raises money for high school students who want the further their education. The money raised helps students with their tuition, room and board, and purchasing books.


James was so blessed having an amazing wife, three incredible children, three marvelous grandchildren, and four beautiful great grandchildren with two more on the way. He was a wonderful Daddy and Papa. We will miss him very much.


He is survived by his daughters, Tana Hairgrove and husband Tom, Traci Morris and husband Tommy; grandchildren, Brent Gregston and wife Jennifer, Tyler Patterson and wife Amanda, Briana Goodrum and husband E.J.; greatgrandchildren, Noah Gregston, Jonah Gregston, Sadie Patterson, Taegan Goodrum, Baby Ezra Gregston due January 2019, Baby Goodrum due July 2019; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Rosie Wilson.


Preceded in death by his wife, Lola Wilson; son, James Darren Wilson; father and mother, Buford and Ethel Beasley Wilson; father-in-law, Mac Houston; mother-in-law, Kate Houston.
Pallbearers will be Rick Campbell, Stephen Gamble, Glenn Cordray, Neal Stevenson, David Jacobs and Jody Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Brent Gregston, Tyler Patterson, E.J. Goodrum, Tommy Morris and Tom Hairgrove.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Darren Wilson Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1091, Center, Texas 75935.


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

 

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Elenor Joseph Horton


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Elenor Joseph Horton (64) of Center, Texas.  Mr. Horton was born October 4, 1954.    Mr. Horton died Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  Funeral service is Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church (Highway 87 West), Center, Texas at 3:00pm.  Rev. Gary Suell will be officiating. 

 

Mr. Elenor Joseph Horton is survived by:
Son and Daughter:  Joseph Shame (Ruth) Horton and Tominika Horton of Houston, Texas
Mother:  Josie Horton of Spring, Texas
Brothers:  Edward Earl Horton of Center, Texas; Anthony (Virginia) of Center, Texas; Eric (Shelia) Horton of Houston, Texas; and Larry Charles Harris of El Paso, Texas
Sisters:  Pamula Joyce Jones of Houston, Texas; Josie Harper of Spring, Texas; and Sharon (Curtis) Hamilton of Center, Texas


Visitation:  Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Saturday, January 5, 2019.
Committal:  Mt Gillion Cemetery 


Repass:  Mt Gillion Church Fellowship Hall 

 

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935

 

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Dorothy Lee Woodruff


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorothy Lee Woodruff, age 66, passed from this life on earth on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas surrounded by several members of her immediate family.

 

Dorothy was born on August 19, 1952 in San Augustine, Texas to Ira B. (Jr.) Drawhorn and Audrey Lee (Birdwell) Drawhorn. Dorothy was a loving and supportive wife, daughter, sister and aunt.

 

Dorothy attended San Augustine public schools and was a 1972 graduate. She went on to attend Massey Business College in Nacogdoches.

 

Dorothy married the love of her life, John Stephen Woodruff and lived in Houston, Texas from 1977 until her death. John and Dorothy were married 41 years on December 10, 2018.

 

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and loved to be out in nature observing God’s creation. She attended the Living Church of God in Cypress, Texas and loved her church family.  Nobody had to ask Dorothy about her walk with God – it was evident in the way she lived her life.

 

An elder sister, Rosa Louise; a niece, Priscilla Sharpton, and her parents, “Jr” and Audrey Drawhorn, preceded her in death.

 

Dorothy is survived by her husband, John; sister Naomi, Sharpton, sister Glenda Walker, sister Gail Edgar and husband Raymond, sister Eva Weeks and husband James; sister Juanita Ward and Ronnie; several nieces and nephews; beloved aunts and uncles, and cousins.

 

Her church family held a memorial service on December 15, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  A private memorial for family and close friends will be held in the spring with burial of the cremains in the family cemetery.

 

Crematory services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, and Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

 

A special thank you for all the prayers and to Dr. Kanaan (oncologist) and his staff; Cathryn Brown, PA; Dr. Lilit Sargsyan, Dr. Jung, nurse Neal,  and other medical staff of Memorial Hermann and St. Lukes Hospitals as well as the team of Harbor Hospice  (namely Chioma) who provided excellent care for our sister,  friend, neighbor and wife.

 

Donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society @ LLS.org or to a charity of your choosing in Dorothy’s honor. Dorothy loved nature so Sierra Club, Texas Conservation Alliance, Audubon Society are certainly worthy causes and she would be appreciative.  


Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www,wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Joel Dale Snelson


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joel Dale Snelson, 72, of Garrison, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018, in Garrison, Texas.  Born March 22, 1946, in Timpson, Texas to the late Everett and Doris (Stokes) Snelson.   Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Taylor Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Taylor Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Taylor Funeral Home.

 

Joel Dale was raised in Garrison, Texas.  He was a proud graduate of Garrison High School and joined the United States Army in 1965 proudly serving his great country for over four years.  Joel Dale enjoyed fishing.  His greatest moments were the times he spent attending events the grandkids had going on.  He was an avid football fan, especially a fan of the Garrison Bulldogs, in which he proudly supported.  You could frequently find Joel Dale riding the backroads with his best friend-brother, Herb Chatman.  They spent lots of time together always enjoying each other’s company.  Joel Dale enjoyed scratching lottery tickets.  There was something about possibly winning that kept him interested.  He was a loving father, brother, friend.  Joel Dale was a member of Harvest Point Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas.

 

Joel Dale is survived by his daughter, Cammy Knight and husband Randy; lifelong friend, Herb Chatman; sisters, Donna Boyett and husband Kenneth, Debbie Snelson; grandchildren, Paytin Dillon, Kalee Sadberry and husband Chris, Karsen Knight, Kollier Knight; great grandchildren, Rylan Knight, Piper Payne, Maddyn Sadberry, and Oaklee Payne; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Tara Snelson Dillon; and parents, Everett and Doris Snelson.

 

Pallbearers serving are Jim Chatman, Rusty Cook, Kenneth Boyett, Randy Knight, Mark McFadden, and Johnny Edwards.

 

Honorary pallbearer serving is Herb Chatman.

 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book please visit www.taylorfh.net.

 

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr, Timpson, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Rose Mary Andrews Brittain


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Mary Andrews Brittain, 89, of Bossier City, Louisiana, formerly of Norfolk, England, passed away on December 28, 2018 in The Woodlands. She was born on September 5, 1929 in England to Arthur Andrews and Audrey Fenn Andrews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery. 


A visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM prior to the service on Friday, January 4, 2019.
Rose met Hillard Brittain in 1953 when he was in the military and stationed in England. They began a journey that could be called a true love story, were married in June of 1954 and built an amazing and beautiful life together. Rose was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her most treasured moments were spent with her family. To Momo, as her grandkids would call her, family was everything. Rose loved animals, tending to her roses and traveling. She also enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles and reading. The light and love that she brought to her family and friends will be dearly missed. 


Rose is survived by her son, Johnny J. Brittain and wife, Linda of Shreveport, Louisiana; daughters, Sandra Landrum of Spring, Texas, Jan Ayres of England, Norma Terry of Walkersville, Maryland and Sherry Thompson and husband, Robert of Seabrook, Texas; brother, Norman Andrews of England; sister, Violet Nancy Miller of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Darlene, Lisa, Jennie, Melissa, Robert, Jennifer, Brandy, Joshua and Johnny; three step-grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, family and friends. 


She is preceded in death by her husband, Hillard F. Brittain; parents, Arthur and Audrey Andrews; and brother, George Andrews.


Pallbearers will be Robert E. Thompson, IV, Johnny Brittain, Dale Guara, Ronnie Stegall and Johnny Frederick.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice. 


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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