Obituaries

Joy Nell Parker Sowell

NAME:     Joy Nell Parker Sowell             AGE:     72

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Friday, May 13, 2022, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    June 13, 1949,  San Augustine, TX

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 1:30pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 12:00pm-1:30pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICATING: Pastor Tim Swanson

  

BURIAL:  Sowell Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:     J. W. Parker                            MOTHER: Wilma L. (Flournoy)

 

OCCUPATION:   Client Service Rep – Southwestern Bell

 

SURVIVED BY:  Sisters: Evelyn Miller and husband Ken of Hockley

                                             Sherry Lockley of New Braunsfels

                              Sister-in-law: Linda Kay Tolly of Diboll

                              Aunt: Bennie Brookshire of San Augustine 

                                                 

 **Preceded in death by parents J. W. and Wilma Parker; husband Alfred Gene Sowell;

                                          Brother John Wesley Parker; brother-in-law John Fred Lockley;

                                          Nephews Mathew Kendrick Jr., Kevin Miller




 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of 

WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME

316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311

FAX # 936-275-0034

Beaula Fay Webster

Beaula Fay Webster, 90, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dale Gannon officiating.  Interment will be held at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born February 10, 1932, in the Antioch Community, Beaula is the daughter of Willie Lee Fairris and James Ora Garner.  She went on to pursue a teaching career from which she retired.  Her hobbies included quilting hundreds of quilts and painting.  Beaula was a member of XYZ Extension Club and James Community Church of Christ.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Webster Deason and husband Loy Deason of Livingston; sons, J. Ben Webster and wife Cynthia of Joaquin and Jeffrey Webster and wife Leisa of Center; grandchildren, Joshua Webster, Rachel Jones Babb, Joel Webster, Crystal Jones Wadyal, Audrey Parker, Holly Webster Groeling, Evan Jones, Davis Kline, and Julia Reynolds; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; special friend, Weldon English of Center.

Preceded in death by husband, Earnest “Shorty” Webster; parents, Willie Lee Fairris and James Ora Garner; and brother, James Garner.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Webster, Darrell Webster, Justin Webster, Tristan Groeling, Davis Kline, and Jonathan Webster.  Honorary pallbearer will be Evan Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123, www.cancer.org/donate.

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

Terry Johnson

NAME:     Terry Johnson             AGE:     71

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Monday, May 9, 2022, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    January 2, 1951, San Augustine, TX

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:00am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, May 12, 2022, 10:00am-11:00am

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICATING: Bro. Frank Holrath

  

BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine, Texas

 

FATHER:     Charlie Eugene Johnson                            MOTHER: Sadie (Terry) Johnson

 

OCCUPATION:   San Augustine Motor Co. Parts and Service

 

SURVIVED BY:  Wife: Jo Anna Sutton Johnson of San Augustine

                               Daughter: Abby Lout and husband Dusty of Chireno

                               Grandchildren: Elly, Dax and Ripp Lout

                               Nephew: Perry Johnson and wife Linda

                               Niece: Connie Wood and husband Ricky and their children Rachel & Daniel 

                                                 

 **Preceded in death by parents Charlie Eugene and Sadie Johnson; brothers Billy Derl Johnson,

     Harold Gene Johnson and wife Wanda; sister Mildred Bucklew and husband James




 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of 

WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME

316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311

FAX # 936-275-0034

Clifton Eugene Wilkinson

 

Clifton Eugene Wilkinson, 71, of Center, Texas, passed away in Nacogdoches, Texas, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

Memorial services will be held at First United Methodist Church – Center on Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m.  

Cliff was born in Center, Texas on July 14, 1950 to Bonnie and Milton Wilkinson.  He lived in San Antonio, Texas, before moving back to Center as a teenager.  He graduated from Center High School and attended Angelina College.

Cliff worked numerous jobs over the years, including as a fishing guide on Toledo Bend, as a wallpaper hanger, disaster relief, at Midwest Datacomm, and at Hawkeye Hunting Club.  He enjoyed an adventurous childhood traveling around the world with his family.  He made many memories while living in Guam and exploring the island.  He made many lifelong friends that he enjoyed keeping up and visiting with on a regular basis.  

Cliff was a great dad and his girls were the center of his world.  He would do anything to make sure they were happy and taken care of.  They will miss him greatly.  Cliff enjoyed fishing with friends, listening to music, supporting Ducks Unlimited, target shooting, classic cars, cooking, joking around, fixing up houses, and raising cattle.  He loved his German Shepherd dogs, and they were all great companions.

Cliff is survived by his wife of 47 years, Connie; daughters Elizabeth Wilkinson and Julie Wilkinson; brothers Nick Wilkinson, Tim Wilkinson and Wayne Wilkinson; and brother-in-law Bill Mallory.  Nieces and nephews include Kim Wilkins, Thomas Wilkins, Eric Wilkins, Andrea Rodriguez, Sean Wright, Gavin Wright, Catherine Lane, Howell Mallory, Courtney Foster, and great-nephew Shayne Wilkins.  He is also survived by numerous cousins, great-nephews and a great-niece, and a host of friends throughout the world. 

He is proceeded in death by sister, Phyllis Arnelle Blackburn; brother George Wilkinson; sister-in-law Ginny Mallory Wright; brother-in-law Hunter “Bubba” Mallory; and his lifelong best friend, Charles Humphreys.

Billie Faye Bright

Billie Faye Bright, 70, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Tyler.

Visitation to be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Travis Lee, Bro. Robert Strong, and Buddy Strong officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. A reception will be held following the service at Strong Fellowship Hall.

Born August 7, 1951, in Center, Billie is the daughter of Margie Holder and Billy Tom Strong.  She loved to cook.  Billie was an awesome nanny and also a loving and caring mother.  She attended Woodland Christian Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her sons, B.J. Bright and wife Alisha of Henderson and Frank Bright and wife Karla of Timpson; grandchildren, Deserae Bright, Dylan Bright, Kory Morrison, Emma Morrison, Hannah Morrison, Alexander Bright, Timothy Adams, Kayla Bright, Alyssa Bright, Madisyn Bright, Dakota Bright, and Hunter Bright; grandchildren, Sebastian Bright and Grayson Bright; brother, Bobby Strong and wife Rebecca of Gary; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Margie Holder and Billy Tom Strong; and sister, Irene Vaughn.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Bright, Timmy Adams, Kory Morrison, Ralph Soto, Mark Crowell, Bob Strong, C Jay McClenan, and Dakota Bright.  Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter and Zander.

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

Billy Ray Jones

Billy Ray Jones, 87, entered into the gates of Heaven on May 2, 2022.  He was born in Campti, LA on March 12, 1935 to George and Thelma Jones.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 6th at Watson and Sons, Center, TX, at 10am with funeral services to follow at 12.  Bro. Gordon Vaughn to officiate.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Billy Ray was raised in Bossier City, LA and graduated from Bossier High School in 1953.  He served in the Louisiana National Guard following graduation.  On a blind date, set up by God and a second cousin, he met the absolute love of his life, Vera Carol Bullock.  They were married on October 16, 1955 in Calvin, LA.  They enjoyed 42 years of marriage until Vera entered Heaven in March of 1997.

Billy Ray initially began work as a draftsman with Placid Oil Company where he worked until beginning a very successful career with Dunhall Pharmaceuticals in Arkansas.  He worked there for 27 years as a top salesman.  Following that, he joined his brothers at their business, Pump Masters Inc., in Shreveport, LA.  He worked there until his retirement.

He loved his home on the lake in Huxley and loved his community even more.  He loved spending time with his family and friends with many cookouts and fish fries.  He was an avid LSU, New Orleans Saints and Chicago Cubs fan.  Not once did he meet a stranger, and would always leave them laughing and smiling.

He is survived by:

Son - Jay and wife, Jada of Shelbyville

Grandchildren - Colton Alexander Jones of Shelbyville

Kelsey Leigh Jones of Shelbyville

Kara Grace Jones of Shelbyville

Jayleigh Vera Jones of Shelbyville

Judson Rhett Jones of Shelbyville

Sister - Margie McDaniel of Bossier City, LA

Brothers - Leo Jones and wife Merry of Haughton, LA

Mack Jones and wife Diana of Bossier City, LA

Jack Jones and wife Jana of Bossier City, LA

Sister-n-law - Linda Jones of Haughton, LA

Proceeded in death by wife, Vera Carol Jones; parents, Thelma and George Jones; and brothers, Leon and Joe Jones.

Pallbearers – Jim Daw, Joe Daw, Andrew Dolan, Jason Harvey, Jeremy Harvey, Brad Hughes, Colton Jones, Judson Rhett Jones, Doug Jones, Scott Jones, Matt Matthews, Blake Roberts, Zack Runnels, Michael Bill Taylor, Justin Wagstaff, and Tommy Glen Wilburn.

Special thanks to the staff at A Pinewoods Home Health Care, Affinity Hospice and Nacogdoches Medical Center for all their help and attention given to Billy Ray.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Samaritan’s Purse.

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

Brenda P. Grant

Brenda P. Grant, 78, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Born August 7, 1943, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Brenda is the daughter of Lenora Garcia and Otis Prothro.  She enjoyed gardening and art.  Brenda was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

She is survived by husband, Paul Grant of Joaquin; daughter, Shanna Murphey of Austin; son, Brian Grant of La Marque; grandson, Caleb Hill and wife Christina of Nacogdoches; granddaughter, Raelyn Hill of Austin; and brother, Stanley Prothro and wife Carolyn of Arcadia, Louisiana.

Preceded in death by parents, Lenora Garcia and Otis Prothro.

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

Martha McGee Caddell

 Funeral service for Mrs. Martha McGee Caddell (89) of Tyler, Texas formally of Center, Texas is scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2022, at 1:00 PM at North Star Baptist Church, 1518 N Englewood Ave, Tyler, Texas 75702.  Funeral services are under the directing of Brooks Sterling and Garrett Funeral Home (320 N Ross Ave Tyler, Texas 75702)

 Mrs. Caddell died in local hospital in Tyler, Texas on April 29, 2022.

Mrs. Caddell began her teaching career at C. H. Daniels High School in 1956, located in Center, Texas.  As a teacher at C.H.  Daniels High School, she taught social studies, she was active with musical production throughout the school and in the community.   She had award winning choirs that participated in UIL at C.H. Daniels.  Mrs. Caddell completed her teaching career in 2004, where she retired from Center Independent School District.  She taught several core subjects, but was known to many as their music teacher.  Mrs. Caddell’s tenure exceeded nearly fifty years, she impacted generations of families in the community. 

While in Center, Mrs. Caddell was a devoted member of Bright Morning Star Baptist Church and served music ministry.  Mrs. Caddell was active in several choral productions, especially during Christmas times at the church. 

 

Mrs. Caddell is survived by:

Husband:  James Caddell of Tyler, Texas

Special Daughter:  Levady Gillaspie

Special Granddaughter:  Belinda Gillaspie  

 

 

Visitation:  On Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Brooks Sterling and Garrett Funeral Home from the hours of 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Jose Alcides Beatriz

 

Jose Alcides Beatriz, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born May 11, 1955, in El Salvador, Jose is the son of Julia Dolores Beatriz and Cayatano Flores.  He was a member of Willow Grove Community Church in Joaquin.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Beatriz of Joaquin, Texas; son, Ryan Beatriz and wife Kelly of Wasilla, Alaska; daughter, Lauren and husband Kenneth Whitton of Houston, Texas; four grandkids; brothers, Cayetano Beatriz and wife Rie of Joaquin, Texas and Sigfredo Beatriz; sisters, Delia Mata of New York and Edith Mata of El Salvador.

Preceded in death by his parents, Julia Dolores Beatriz and Cayatano Flores; sons, Billy Beatriz and Christian Beatriz; mother-in-law, Jesse Nix; and father-in-law, Bowden Nix; brother, Benedict Beatriz; and grandmother, Eva Beatriz.

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

Thomas William "Bro. Jack" Forbis

Thomas William “Bro. Jack” Forbis, 88, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior.  Bro. Ottis Jarrell will officiate.  Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County, Texas.

Born November 5, 1933, in Center, Bro. Jack is the son of W.L. Forbis and Lula Strong Forbis.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later served as a Baptist Preacher for almost 50 years.  During those years, he furthered his education by earning his Bachelor of Arts in 1985, Master of Theology in 1986, Doctor of Philosophy in 1988, and finally, Doctor of Christian Counseling Psychology in 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Emmons Forbis of Timpson; daughter, Virginia and husband Jeff Meadows of San Leon; and grandchildren, Tommy Jack Forbis and Crystal Yabut both of Pensacola, Florida.

Preceded in death by sons, Tommy Gene Forbis and William Richard Forbis; parents, W.L. Forbis and Lula Strong Forbis; and brother, Raymond Forbis.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Meadows, T.J. Forbis, Steven Jarrel, David Kim, David Lawhorn, and Wade Angelo.

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

Judy Faye Parker Bailey

 

Judy Faye Parker Bailey, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022, in Shelbyville.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at Noon.  Bro. Dan Fleming will officiate.  Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

Judy was born April 4, 1951, to Floyd and Virginia Parker in Ruston, Louisiana. Judy served her family and friends her entire life, selflessly and completely.  A wonderful wife and mother to her husband and kids.  She was generous and kind to everyone she met.

Mama to her kids and mema to her grandkids and great grandkids, she loved to read and plant flowers and tend a garden. She rarely left home without a sharpshooter and bucket in case she seen a wildflower or mysterious bush or small tree that needed transplanted.  She was an outstanding cook and had a passion for fishing.  She enjoyed science fiction, sweet tea, and coffee.  With beauty and grace, she devoted her entire life to her family.  Everyone will truly miss her as we look forward to seeing her in Heaven.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Pete Bailey of Shelbyville; son, Curtis Bailey and wife Emmie of Shelbyville; daughters, Misty McDaniel and husband Brad and Jeanee Conway and husband Carey of Greenwood, Louisiana; stepson, Carl Bailey and wife Brenda of Centerville, Texas; brothers, Richard Parker and wife Linda and Melvin Anderson and wife Holly; sisters, Elaine Stanley, Betty Massey, Cathy Butler and husband Lloyd, Sue Parker, and Connie Harroff; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Virginia Parker; brothers, Curtis Parker and Edward Parker; sister, Margie Anderson; daughter, Belinda Boren; and grandson, Colby Bailey.

Pallbearers will be Justin Bailey, Ryan Bailey, Russell McLaughin, Bailey McLaughin, Matt McLaughin, and Kenny McLaughin.

The family would like to thank Affinity Hospice and their wonderful staff, for the care and love they provided in the last year.

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

 

James Holly Adams

 

James Holly Adams, 64, of Tenaha, passed away April 9, 2022, in Tenaha.

Graveside service will be held Noon, Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.

Born December 25, 1957, in Ashdown, Arkansas, James is the son of Bobbie Monroe and Jessie Adams.  He enjoyed gardening, raising his chickens, and tinkering.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Adams of Tenaha; sons, Jeremy Scott Adams of Gary, James Aaron Adams of Gary, Joshua Paul Adams and wife Megan of Gary, Joe Daniel Adams and wife Brandy of Marshall, and Jonathan Eubank and wife Brandy of Tenaha; grandkids, Justin and Jacob Adams, Tyler, Travis, and Hailey Adams; Makynze, Brooklyn, Dakota, and Jaelyn Adams, Hannah, Jace, Ariana, Tristan, and Isabell Adams, Harley, Jaxson, and Shelby Eubank; mother, Bobbie Monroe Adams; brothers, Ricky Adams and Steve Adams; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by father, Jessie Adams; grandparents, Essie Monroe and Joe Monroe.

Pallbearers will be Justin Adams, Jacob Adams, Tyler Adams, Travis Adams, Jace Adams, Tristan Adams, and Jaxson Eubank.

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

Billie Jean "Tootsie" Myers Goodner  

NAME:     Billie Jean “Tootsie” Myers Goodner             AGE:     90

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine County, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Monday, April 11, 2022, San Augustine County, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    September 16, 1931, Comanche, OK

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: N/A   (Memorial 

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     N/A

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: N/A

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A

 

OFFICATING: N/A

  

BURIAL:  N/A

 

FATHER:     Harvey Jesse Meyers                            MOTHER: Georgia Dewey (Hendricks)

 

OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY:  Daughters: Vanessa Ann Sistrunk and husband Walter of Munford, TN

                                                     Barbara Faye Shelton of Clyde, Texas

                                                     Deborah Lynn Klein and husband William of Chireno, Texas

                                                     Teresa Renee Camp of Waco, Texas

                               Grandchildren: Tina Bittick, Jon Dean, Michael Steele, Stephen Steele, Robert Steele,

                                                            Shane Webb, Nathan Webb, Jason Webb, Chris Camp, Ricky Camp

                                Host of Great-grandchildren 

                                                 

 **Preceded in death by parents Georgia and Harvey “Doc” Meyers; husband Morris G. Goodner;

                                          Granddaughter Melissa Shelton




 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of 

WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME

316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311

FAX # 936-275-0034

Larry Smith

Larry Smith, 63, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Shelbyville.

Graveside service to be held 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

Born May 8, 1958, Larry is the son of Marcell Stone and Sammie Gene Smith.  He was baptized at South Groves Baptist Church by Bro. Sims on April 5, 1971.  He lived most of his life in the Huxley Community of Shelby County.  Nicknamed “Jungle Jim”, Larry loved hunting and fishing.  He worked on oil rigs most of his life, during which time he was hurt and later began having health problems.  In 1995, he married his wife of 27 years, Connie Smith.  Larry loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Smith of Shelbyville; brother, Stephen Smith and wife Edith; sister, Rhonda Smith; numerous nieces and nephews; cousin, David Worsham; and special brother-in-law, Luke Clark.

Preceded in death by his parents, Marcell Stone and Sammie Gene Smith; and grandparents, U.L. and Fern Strickland.

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

Sylvia Lee Owens

 

Sylvia Lee Owens, 79, of Center, passed away in her home Friday, April 8, 2022, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 11, 2022, at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  Reception will be held after funeral at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

Born December 13, 1942, Sylvia is the daughter of Lola Jolly Owens and Odie Owens.  She enjoyed gardening and spending time with the grandbabies.  Sylvia was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.  She loved reading her Bible.

She is survived by her sons, Ricky Davis and wife Dana of Sedan, Kansas and Ronnie Davis and wife Tammy of Center; daughter, Tammy and husband Kevin Whitton of Center; grandchildren, David Davis, Kirby McSwain, Miranda Corey Young, Steven Davis and Samantha, Megan and Michael Adkison, Brent Davis and Kristine, Destiny and William Killey, and Grace Davis; great grandchildren, Clint and Chesney Davis, Karter and Kinley Adkison, Grady, Carla, and Layton Young, Ensley Davis, Shone and Sena Killey; sister, Shirley Poskey; and son-in-law, Mike McSwain; also a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by spouse, Jerry Davis; son, Randy Davis; daughter, Carla McSwain; grandson, Shone Whitton; parents, Lola Jolly Owens and Odie Owens; siblings, Buddy Owens, Wilma Cohagan, Ella Wingate, and Ruth Waggoner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to White Rock Cemetery or St. Jude Hospital.

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

Mary A. Hodge

 

Mary A. Hodge, 73, of San Augustine, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with graveside service following at 2:30 p.m. at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.  Sister Melba Rodgers will officiate. 

Born September 15, 1948, in Shelby County, Mary is the daughter of Odell Fultz and Barnett R. Mobley. She was a member of McClelland Community Church in Shelby County.

She is survived by her son, Johnnie Hodge and wife Linda of San Augustine; daughters, Susan and husband Chuck Gaddy of Center, and Tammie and husband Ken Muckelroy of Center; grandchildren, Johnnie Hodge Jr. and wife Sarah, Shelby and husband Travis Garrett, Dusty Davis and wife Ashley, Dandi and husband David Shields, Madison and husband Austin Whitney, Tyler Muckelroy and wife Alexis, and Abbie Muckelroy; 11 great grandchildren; and sister, Sheila Aguilar of Tenaha.

Preceded in death by mother, Odell Vaughn; father, Barnett R. Mobley; sisters, Wanda Bearden, Teresa Whitton, and Linda Collins; and stepfather, Finnis Vaughn.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Hodge Jr., Travis Garrett, Travis Hodge, Patrick Jacks, Alex Blue, Jimmy Welch, and Glen Hutto.

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

Stacey Alan Fox

 

Stacey Alan Fox, 57, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Tenaha.

His wish was body donation.

Born May 13, 1965, Stacey is the son of Rebecca Hammrick and Kennith Fox.  He was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda Fox; sons, Lucas Fox and wife Gracie and Wesley Fox; granddaughter, Harper Fox; mother, Rebecca Just; father-in-law, Larry Lampley; brother-in-law, Larry Paul Lampley; sister-in-law, Sandy Runnels; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by mother-in-law, Patricia Ann Lampley.

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

Mark Lynn Hohimer

 

Mark Lynn Hohimer, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, April 1, 2022, in Shelbyville.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2022, at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Kevin Windham officiating. 

Born January 28, 1951, Mark is the son of Cecil Frances Michaelson and Fieldon Douglas Hohimer.  He loved to fish and travel.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Hohimer of Shelbyville, TX; sons, Garrett Hohimer and wife Melissa of Illinois and Christopher Hohimer of Shelbyville, TX; daughter, Erica and husband Michael Nicholson of Illinois; stepson, Jason Ducey of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Calvin Nicholson, Marlee Nicholson, Emmett Nicholson, Stella Hohimer, and June Hohimer; mother-in-law, Bonnie Robinson of Shelbyville, TX; sisters-in-law, Jeannie Hohimer of Weatherford, TX and Mitzi Carrell of Shelbyville, TX; brother-in-law, Bill Robinson and wife Ladonna of Shelbyville, TX; special niece, Mandy Carrell of Shelbyville, TX; special friend, Cristian Valencia of Shelbyville, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Cecil Frances Michaelson and Fieldon Douglas Hohimer; sister, Pat Lane; and brothers, Doug Hohimer and Jim Hohimer.

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

Johnnie Lee Emerson

Johnnie Lee Emerson, 70, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jim Sullivan officiating.  Interment will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.

Born September 13, 1951, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Johnnie is the son of Lois C. Stephens and D.W. “Red” Emerson.  He served in the United States Army and later worked as a meat cutter at Wal-Mart.  Johnnie loved Louis L’Amour Books.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his daughter, Edith and husband Michael Mayes of Joaquin; son, Bradley Emerson of Converse, Louisiana; grandchildren, Mady Davis, Haley Emerson, Ashley Mayes, and Cody Mayes; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae Emerson; parents, Lois C. Stephens and D.W. “Red” Emerson; brother, Carl Wilton Emerson; sister, Johnnie M. Stephens Brown; and brother-in-law, Oscar J. “Sonny Boy” Brown.

Pallbearers will be Robert Campbell, Joe Webster, Kevin Hughes, Will Emerson, Shane Shelter, and Wes McClelland.

William Rhett McGee

 

William Rhett McGee, infant son of Taylor Michelle and William “Tony” McGee, of Shelbyville, passed away March 29, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Private family graveside service will be held.

He is survived by his parents, Taylor and William “Tony” McGee of Shelbyville; sister, Bella McGee of Shelbyville; grandparents, Pam and Mike Furlow of Shelbyville, Pam and Britt Bush of Fort Worth, and Kathy and William “Chuck” McGee of Joaquin; aunts and uncles, Allen Weeks of Shelbyville, Logan Furlow of Lufkin, Miranda and Will Blackwell of Shelbyville, Megan McGee of Joaquin, Brittany and Price Downham of Fort Worth, Missy and Justin Mincy of Fort Worth; great grandparents, James A. King of Center, Judy and Pat Bush of Granbury, Janice and Bert Furlow of Huxley, and Wayne Gilstrap of Calera, Oklahoma; a host of great uncles, aunts, and cousins.

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

Sean Douglas Permenter

 

Sean Douglas Permenter, 74, of Joaquin (Mayor of South Paxton), passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Center. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. 

Sean was born August 28, 1947, at Barksdale Air Force Base. He is the son of Smith and Edgel Permenter. His favorite job description was Papaw/Grandpa Sean. Sean loved his family and wanted nothing more than to be surrounded by his kids and grandkids. His passion for gardening came from a young age and he shared the fruits of his labor with family and friends. He never met a stranger and always had a story to tell you. 

Left to cherish his memory: His wife, Joyce Permenter of Joaquin of 40 years; 

Children: Daughter, Amie Modglin and fiance Peter Bicsanszky (Las Vegas) Son, Eric Permenter and wife Josey (Shelbyville) 

Grandchildren: Kolton Pacheco and wife Ashlee, (Modesto, California) Madison and Allie Modglin (Las Vegas) Branson, Maddox, and Emerysn Permenter (Shelbyville) 

Great Grandchildren: Kingston and Maddox Pacheco (Modesto, California) 

Siblings: James Rose and wife Gloria (Tyler) Christy May (Alexandria, Louisiana) Debbie and husband Jack Brown (Arlington) Steve Permenter and wife Sandy (Joaquin) 

Brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Mike Black and wife Tamara (Camp Verde, Arizona) Jeanette and husband David Oehlerking (Center) Eddie Black and wife Denise (Queen Creek, Arizona) Willie Black and wife Jackie (Mesa, Arizona) 

Close Family Friends: Zack Belrose Steve Burns Keith Shields David Shields Ely Starkey 

And numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. 

Preceded in Death: Smith and Edgel Permenter, parents Roxanne Galey, daughter Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

Adrian Erroll Harris

 

Adrian Erroll Harris, 67, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2022, at Word of Faith Outreach Ministry in Joaquin.  Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Haagan Lister presiding.

Born April 16, 1954, Adrian is the son of Maggie Maddox and Louis W. Harris.  He loved traveling (especially trips to Cabo), deep sea fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and tending to his chickens. He looked forward to Sunday lunches.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mitzi Duncan Harris; daughters, Christy and husband Tod Mercer, Shandria and husband Jason Moon, Jennifer and husband Steven McCann, Susan and husband Ben Burns, and Natalie and husband Ron Hughes; grandchildren, Dakota Mercer, Landon Moon, Ebbie McCann, VivyAnne Hughes, Duncan McCann, McKenzie Mercer, and Kaz McCann; sisters, Vickey and husband Bubba Crozier, Peggy and husband Mike Thomas, and Lisa and husband David Blankenship; sisters-in-law, Brenda and husband David Permenter and Christa and husband Jerry Groves; beloved cousin/brother, Charles Connor; beloved friend, Susie Ashcraft; and forever friends, Debbie and John Deckard.

Preceded in death by daughter, Misty Hall; parents, Maggie M. and Louis W. (Sonny) Harris; and in-laws, Bro. and Mrs. Lamar Duncan.

Pallbearers will be Dakota Mercer, Brad Talbert, Landon Moon, Chris Duncan, Duncan McCann, Brad Groves, Kaz McCann, Chad Groves, Michael Permenter, Brandon Neal, Jake Neal, Zach Cheatwood, Drew Fuller, Wade Seegers, Wesley Groves, Saben Emery, and Vic Crowell.

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

Mattie Lorraine Martin

NAME:     Mattie Lorraine Martin             AGE:     77

 

ADDRESS:     Lufkin, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Wednesday, March 23, 2022, Lufkin, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    November 1, 1944, Chireno, TX

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Sunday, March 27, 2022, 3:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Sunday, March 27, 2022, 1:00pm-3:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICATING: 

  

BURIAL:  Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:    Lloyd Freeman Sanders                            MOTHER: Audrey Maydell (Axely)

 

OCCUPATION:   

 

SURVIVED BY:  Sons: Kenneth Boone of Chino, CA.

                                         Richard E. Martin Jr. and wife Lugene of Eau Claire WI. 

                               Daughter: Sheree N. Welch and husband Ted of Murfreesboro, TN.

                               12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren

                                                 

 **Preceded in death by parents Lloyd and Audrey Sanders; husband Richard Eugene Martin Sr.;

     Son Daniel W. Boone Sr.; grandson Kenneth E. Boone; sister Bobbie Lee; Brothers Elbert Sanders,

     Charlie Sanders, Perry Sanders

     




 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of 

WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME

316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311

FAX # 936-275-0034

Sybil Poulan Harvey


NAME:     Sybil Poulan Harvey             AGE:     91

 

ADDRESS:     Broaddus, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, March 21, 2022, Lufkin, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    December 8, 1930, Plum Ridge, TX

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 2:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICATING: Milton Beard, Max Duncan

  

BURIAL:  Harvey Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

 

FATHER:     Winfred Poulan                            MOTHER: Maude (Miller)

 

OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY: Husband: Wondale Harvey of Broaddus

                             Daughters: Pamela Sprague of Zavalla 

                                                 Gwen Edward and husband Troy of Henderson

                             Son: Russell Harvey Sr. and wife Toni of Broaddus

                             Sister: Maudine Frisby “Aunt Squat” of Lufkin

                             8 Grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren

 **Preceded in death by parents Winfred and Maude Poulan; brothers Elton Poulan, Calvin “Mutt”

                                                        Poulan, Floyd “Cubby” Poulan; son-in-law Roland Sprague




 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of 

WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME

316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311

FAX # 936-275-0034

Bonnie Frank Mayberry

NAME:     Bonnie Frank Mayberry             AGE:     74

 

ADDRESS:     Broaddus, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Saturday, March 19, 2022, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    September 3, 1947, Orange, TX

 

 DATE / TIME OF  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, March 26, 2022, 1:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, March 26, 2022, 12:00pm-1:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICATING: 

  

BURIAL:  N/A

 

FATHER:     Frank Granger                            MOTHER: Edith (Fontenot)

 

OCCUPATION:   Waitress

 

SURVIVED BY:  Husband: Jimmy D. Mayberry of Broaddus

                              Son: Derrell Keith “Sambo” Johnson and wife Angela Tracie of Livingston

                              Brothers: Jake McNiel, Kenneth “Tadpole” McNiel

                              3 Grandchildren; 3 Great-grandchildren 

                                                 

 **Preceded in death by parents Edith Schlottman, Charles Clinton McNiel, Frank Granger;

                                          Brothers Joey McNiel, Charlie McNiel; sister Lisa White




 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of 

WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME

316 W.COLUMBIA     SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS      PHONE #936-275-2311

FAX # 936-275-0034

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