Obituaries

Rosa Luna

 

Rosa Luna, 76, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with rosary service at 6:00 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 25, 2021, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born August 30, 1944, in Villa de Arriaga, S.L.P. Mexico, Rosa is the daughter of Catarino Montejano and Donaciana Muñoz.  She loved flowers and taking care of all her grandbabies.  Rosa was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.

She is survived by her husband, Antonio Luna; children, Dolores and husband Jesus Romero; Honorio Luna and wife Adriana, Francisca Luna and husband Mario Garcia, Jose Antonio Luna and wife Cecilia, Rosa and husband Ray Barbee, Leticia and husband Jorge Cordoba, Gabriela and husband Jose Gonzalez, Laura and husband Ben Blount, and Aurora and husband Luis Cortez; grandchildren, Laura and husband Alejandro Rodriguez, Jessica Romero, Jahir Garcia, Alex Romero and boyfriend Patrick Sample, Christopher Luna, Veronica and husband Donald Scrimsher, Ivan Luna, Axel Luna, and Jodi Blount, Joshua Barbee, Kathy Luna, Jorge Cordoba, Yarib Luna, Karen Cordoba, Alan Cortez, Benji Blount, Fatima Cortez, Miley Barbee, and Giovanni Cortez; great grandchildren, Damian and Sebastian Rodriguez and Natalie and Mia Schrimsher; parents, Catarino Montejano and Donaciana Muñoz; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Preceded in death by son, Ramiro Luna; grandchild, Karla Cordoba; and brother, Jesus Montejano.

Pallbearers will be Jahir Garcia, Josh Barbee, Ivan Luna, Christopher Luna, Axel Luna, Alan Cortez, Jorge Cordoba, and Benji Blount.

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

Nettie A. Swindell

 

 

Nettie A. Swindell, 76, of Nacogdoches, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Bro. Paul Sevar will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born February 25, 1945, in Haslam, Nettie is the daughter of Larry L. Parker and Geneva Lorene Rich Parker. She worked in the banking industry for over thirty-five years. Her hobbies included gardening, traveling, arts and crafts, and spending time with her grandchildren who knew her as “Gaga”.  Nettie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Joaquin and had recently joined Calvary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.  

She is survived by daughter, Kandi Thompson and husband Mark of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Landon, Jordan, and Jenna Thompson of Nacogdoches; granddog, Bailey; sisters, Helen Johnson of Pearland, Mary Swan and husband Wayne of Joaquin, Linda Parker of Joaquin, and Vicky Spradley of Joaquin; sister-in-law, Bettie Watson of Temple, Georgia and Judy Holt of Winona; also, numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband, Jim Swindell; parents, Larry L. Parker and Geneva Lorene Rich Parker; brother, Clifton Parker, J.W. Parker, Jimmy Parker; and sister, Geneva Whitten.

Pallbearers will be Mark Thompson, Landon Thompson, Jordan Thompson, Nathan Hartman, Tim Bonner, and Wayne Swan.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Nacogdoches Medical Center and Hospice of East Texas for the excellent care and support provided.

Memorial donations can be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches or Hospice of East Texas.

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

Charles William "Bill" Langenbacher

Charles William “Bill” Langenbacher, 89, of Kirbyville, formerly of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Kirbyville.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Timpson.

Born February 26, 1932, in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, Bill is the son of Edgar L. Langenbacher and Rose Anna Caswell Langenbacher.  He retired from the United States Air Force and went on to work in security for Pantex Nuclear Weapons. Bill was a member of First Baptist Church in Timpson.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria June Langenbacher of Kirbyville; daughters, Ruby Mosser and Sylvia Crecilius and husband Gary; stepdaughter, Gloria Salvagio and husband Joseph; stepson, Dan Swift; 18 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren.

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

Mary Lou Bridges

NAME:     Mary Lou Bridges             AGE:     72

 

ADDRESS:     Beaumont, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Saturday, July 17, 2021, Webster, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    December 6, 1948, Woodville, Tx

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Saturday, July 24, 2021, 1:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, July 24, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

  

BURIAL:  Sowell Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:         Lee Coy Bridges                            MOTHER: Donnie Etta (Henley) Bridges

 

OCCUPATION:   

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughters: Angelia Sheree Barrington of Beaumont

                                                   Wyndilyn Maneette Murphy of Orange

                          Grandchildren: Meagan Danielle Cormier, Annabelle Lee Alyce Andrews,

                                                      Katilyn Maneette Moore-Murphy, Chase Christian Cobb,

                                                      Tanner Joseph-Lee Robicheaux

                               Great-grandson: Trey Victor Hernandez Jr.

                               Life-long friend: Rosa Carole Narcucci-Thomas

                               Fur baby: Emily Elizabeth Bridges

 **Preceded in death by parents Lee Coy Bridges and Donnie Etta Henley; husband Jerry Lee Moore;

                                           Brother Lee Roy Bridges; fur baby Kaylee Manette’ Bridges




 

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

Audrey B Barbe

 

Audrey B Barbe, 79, of Center, Tx passed away on July 17 ,2021. Born on May 10, 1942, to Tom David Perritt and Lillie Mae Perritt in Tallulah LA.

 

~Survived by~

Husband R E Barbe, Jr.

4 stepdaughters, Shirley Wiley, Peggy Kemp, Mary Way, Stacia Smith, 

1 stepson James Gregory Barbe, 

1 brother Earl Perritt, 

1 special niece Joy Parker, 

18 Grandchildren, 41 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren.

 

~Preceded in death by~

 Daughter: Glenda Sue Davidson,

2 Brother: Clarence Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, 

Grandson: Roy Wyatt Kemp.

 

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

Rick Campbell

 

Visitation will be held at 1:30pm, Friday, July 23, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Center with funeral service starting at 3:00pm. Bro. Rick Gage, Bro. Marlin Cloudy, and Bro. Rusty Hall will officiate. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center. 

 

Rick Lane Campbell passed away July 19, 2021. Born in Center to James and Mona Campbell on April 5, 1959, he attended school in Center, Texas and graduated from Center High School in 1977. Rick then attended Tyler Junior College and University of Texas, and graduated in 1981. He was on the Tyler Junior College tennis team, and was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. 

 

Rick was involved in many organizations, including: Shelby Savings Bank, where he served as a director, and later a Chairman of the Board of Directors; Trustee for Center ISD; Shelby County Beef committee; Director for the Shelby County Appraisal District; Chairman of the Bonehill Foundation; District Chairman and State Delegate for Ducks Unlimited; President of the Board of Directors of Shelby County Chamber of Commerce; Multiple leadership roles including Vice Chairman of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Area Go Texan Committee; President of Center Rotary Club; Director of Sheriff’s Posse; Life member of the University of Texas; Member of the Poultry Festival Steering Committee; Member of the Shelby County Delegation for Shelby County Day in Austin; Member of Sharon Temple of Tyler; Member of Sam Sanford Lodge #149 in Center; Member of First Baptist Church of Center; attended First United Methodist Church of Center; Steward Committee; and 27 years as a Center Volunteer Firefighter. 

 

Rick received numerous honors and awards, including: Alumni of the Year of Tyler Junior College; Conservation Service Award for Ducks Unlimited; Rotarian of the Year; Friend of 4-H Award; Honorary Chapter FFA Degree; Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Young  Citizen of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award 

 

Rick owned the Center Livestock Company with his father, and owned and worked cattle his entire life. He was the founder of Portacool and was quoted as saying, “I never dreamed I would get to do the things I’ve done because of Portacool. I’m a seventh generation Center kid. I wouldn’t imagine living anywhere but right here. Because of this company, I got to drive an Indy car, and dance with Ashley Judd. It was stressful at times, but a totally unbelievable ride.”  After selling Portacool, Rick was honored to serve as the Shelby County Judge. 

 

He devoted his life to helping those in need and providing encouragement to the brokenhearted. He generously donated to many charities and organizations, even building several new churches in the East Texas area. While he is known for many things, he is best known for always being willing to help people. Rick loved to duck hunt, deer hunt, golf, spend time with his friends, and he loved Shelby County, Texas. Most of all, however, Rick loved and adored his family. He cherished every member of his family, and extended family. The names he treasured the most were Dad and Papaw. He will be missed greatly by his family, and his numerous friends. 

 

He is survived by wife, Katrina Campbell; children, Brooke Lane and husband Brad, and Ashton Campbell; grandchildren, Vivienne Lane and Evangeline Lane; step-children, Emily Still and husband Casey, Ellie Walker, Dean Walker, and Dane Walker; father, James Campbell; sister, Angela Koonce and husband David; brother-in-law, Stephen Gamble; niece, Michelle Permenter and friend Julianne Horst; nephews, Cameron McElroy and Collin McElroy and wife Hillary; great-nephews, Ethan McElroy, Campbell Beck, Connor McElroy, and Tucker McElroy; and great-niece, Olivia Jamie McElroy.

 

Preceded in death by his mother, Mona Jones Campbell, and his sister, Jamie Campbell Gamble.

 

Pallbearers will be Miguel Casteneda, Nick Waters, Randy Floyd, Roy Blackshear, Rick Shires, Robert Poffinbarger, Bill Lloyd, and Clint Tanner. Honorary pallbearers will be Ashton Campbell, Brad Lane, Cameron McElroy, Collin McElroy, Yazoo Thomas, the Board of Directors of Shelby Savings Bank, the Shelby County Cookers, and the Function Boys. 

 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a church or charity of choice.


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

Yvonne "Jerri" Banister Lafitte

Yvonne "Jerri" Banister Lafitte, 82, of Joaquin, Texas departed this life July 18, 2021 after a two year battle with cancer. She was born in Joaquin, Texas in 1939 on the Segler Family Farm. She was raised by her grandparents, James "Jim" Wiley Segler and Bettie Ferdie Segler after losing her mother, Yvonne Segler Banister just weeks after her birth. Though she did not live with her father, John Terrell Banister, he remained a part of her life up until his death in 1988. 

 

She attended Jackson school and missed it greatly after it closed because the students were merged with Joaquin school. She had fond memories of growing up on the Segler farm and studied the genealogy of its ancestors and their trip by oxen and wagon to start a life in East Texas.

 

She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Albert Henry Lafitte of Logansport, La. She first met her husband at a Logansport football game and they talked at a football after party. He left Logansport the next day to serve in the Korean War but wrote often and visited her while on leave. Later they both married and had three children together.

 

Yvonne enjoyed being a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a charitable fraternity, for over 30 years. She was proud to have served at Victory Chapter 130 in Shreveport, La., Joaquin Chapter 903 in Joaquin, Tx and Center Chapter 348 in Center, Tx. Of many things she enjoyed about Eastern Star she enjoyed the fellowship with others in the organization the most.

 

She enjoyed motherhood and being there for her children - often remembering how her own mother was unable to be there for her growing up. Her children have many fond memories of her and of her fun loving ways. She will be sorely missed.

 

Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband Albert Henry Lafitte, parents John T. Banister, Sr. and Yvonne Segler Banister. Grandparents James "Jim" Wiley Segler and Bettie Ferdie Duke Segler. Infant son John Clinton Lafitte and Sister Gloria Jean Banister Davis Shumway.

 

She is survived by her children James "Jim" H. Lafitte and wife Linda of Bossier City, La. Susan Lafitte Watkins and husband Michael of Joaquin, Tx. Grandchildren James Albert Lafitte of Shreveport, La. and Brian Litton of Bossier City, La. Brothers, John Terrell Banister, Jr. and wife Mary of Delta, Pa. and Jack Boyd Banister of Houston, Tx. as well as two nieces, Janet Davis Lopez of Oktaha, Ok and Jill Davis of Tahlequah, Ok.

 

Visitation will be at Watson and Sons funeral home in Center, TX from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Friday, July 23. Following visitation will be a graveside service at Pineridge Cemetery on County Road 3000 in Joaquin. Elder James Travis Rodgers will officiate.

 

A special thank you to Katherine Brame of Logansport Clinic and Dr. Gary Burton, Dr. Ramadas Poornima and the loving personnel of the Desoto Regional Cancer Center and hospital staff. As well as the Willis Knighton North team that helped us through this journey. Also, Affinity Hospice and their wonderful staff.


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

Betty Jo Groom

NAME: Betty Jo Groom

AGE: 92
ADDRESS: San Augustine County, Texas
DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Saturday, July 17, 2021, San Augustine, Texas
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : December 30, 1928, Pt. Arthur, Tx
DATE / TIME OF GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 10:30am
PLACE OF SERVICE: Thomas Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am
PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
BURIAL: Thomas Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas
FATHER: Hilton Briggs MOTHER: Minnie (Henry) Briggs
OCCUPATION: Laborer/watitress
SURVIVED BY: Step-Daughter: Elsie Romero and husband James of Orange
Granddaughters: Julie Fuller, Leigh Ann Romero
Great-grandchildren: Tristan Fuller, Riley Fuller
**Preceded in death by parents Hilton and Minnie Briggs; husband Eric J. “E. J.” Groom

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

Walter Chambers Peddy Jr.

 

Walter Chambers Peddy Jr. of Tenaha, Tx. passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the age of 95.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home from 5:00 to 6:00 for the family, and 6:00 – 8:00 for public viewing by friends and neighbors.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the United Methodist Church of Tenaha.  Burial will follow in Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Walter was born on July 26, 1925, in Ralls, Tx.  He was the son of Walter C Peddy Sr and Ollie Lee Pou Peddy.  He grew up in the Methodist church of Tenaha and raised his own family in the same church that he attended his whole life.

In January of 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in four naval campaigns during World War II.  He was very proud of his service to his country and was honorably discharged in April of 1946.

He came home from his service to his country, and married the love of his life, Dorothy Jean Chambers, on September 29, 1947, and they enjoyed a long marriage of 73 years.

During his life time, he owned and operated Peddy’s Tailor Shop in the mid 1940’s and also tried his hand at operating the picture show theatre in Joaquin, TX.  He became a telephone lineman for the local telephone exchange and found his calling.  He did this for several years and then bought and operated Tri-County Telephone Company in Garrison, Texas, until he retired. 

Walter was very active in his community and served as a Tenaha ISD Board of Trustee for several years.  He supported his Tenaha Tigers and was an active member of the Tenaha Quarterback Club.   He was also a member of the VFW, Post 5620, of Carthage, TX.  Walter was also a very active supporter of his church.

After retirement, he was very blessed to be able to travel extensively and to enjoy his hobbies of RV’ing and fishing.  In his later years, he loved to read and took great enjoyment in watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren as they participated in different activities.  

He is survived by:

Wife of 73 years, Dorothy Jean Chambers Peddy of Tenaha, TX.

Children:

Cynthia Adkins of Clear Lake, Tx.

Cathy Moore of Tenaha, TX.

George Peddy (wife Karen) of Garrison, TX.

Karen Peddy of Kingwood, TX.

Grandchildren:

Scott Moore and wife, Deanna, of Longview, TX

Dr. Walter Jarmon Peddy and wife, Amanda, of Garrison, TX.

Kim Morris and husband, Mike, of Corinth, TX.

Amanda Alba of Friendswood, TX.

Joshua Adkins and wife, Gurjeet, of Friendswood, TX.

Megan Broussard and husband, Nick, of Friendswood, TX.

15 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Walter C. Peddy Sr and Ollie Lee Pou Peddy

Brothers: Jennings and wife, Helen, Peddy; Julian Lee and wife, Faye Peddy

Sisters: Inez and husband, Lewis Pool; Agnes and husband, Ben, Parker

Daughter-in-Law: Pam Peddy

Son-in-Law: John Moore

Grandson: Bradley Morris

Pallbearers will be Scott Moore, Dr. Walter J Peddy, Joshua Adkins, Robert W. Peddy, Talmadge Hargraves, Carl A. Hargraves, Landon Peddy, and Hayden Peddy.

The family would like to thank Jo Ann Dodson for the wonderful and loving care she provided for our Dad during his last years.

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

Ms. Jewel Pier

DOB: 1/28/1954             DOD: 07/17/ 2021

Ms. Jewel Pier, age 67, of San Augustine, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at
UT Tyler Hospital in Tyler, Texas.


Funeral Service
Are pending at this time.

Visitation

SURVIVORS

Mrs. Carmen Johnson

DOB: 12/31/1964                                             DOD: 07/08/ 2021

 

Mrs. Carmen Johnson, age 56, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Thursday, July 08, 2021
at Northeast Methodist Hospital in Live Oak, Texas.
Funeral Service
Saturday, July 24, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Roberts Baptist Church
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery
Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating


Visitation

 

SURVIVORS
Husband: James Johnson of San Antonio, Texas
Brother: Kenneth Moore of Houston, Texas
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

James Ray Grimsley

 

James Ray Grimsley, 78, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Kaufman.

 

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2021, at Old Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Born February 24, 1943, James is the son of A.D. Grimsley and Camilla Hall Grimsley.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and later became a maintenance supervisor for Tenaha Housing Authority.  His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and golfing.  James was a lifetime member of Tenaha Athletic Boosters.

He is survived by children, Anthony Grimsley (Diana), Brenda Thompson, Nancy Grimsley, Dawn Faust (Charles), and Michelle Grimsley; grandchildren, Karol Ann, Andrea (Kyle), Michael (Melissa), David Thompson, Josh, Shawna, Jeramy, Kathryn Noe (Chris), Elizabeth, Randell, Terell, and Alyssa; great grandchildren, Perri, Levi, Luke, Jacey, Christopher, Rayleigh, Viktor, Maya, and Charles; siblings, Margaret Bowlin, Nancy Keller, Sissy Vanover (Jim), and Forest Crawford (Sherry).

Preceded in death by great granddaughter, Ava; parents, A.D. Grimsley and Camilla Hall Crawford; siblings, Mary Hansen, J.L. Grimsley, Francis McDaniel, and Bill Grimsley.

The family requests donations be made to Local Veterans Organizations.

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

Vickie Amburn Perez

NAME:     Vickie Amburn Perez             AGE:     57

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Lufkin, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    October 14, 1963, San Augustine, Tx

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:00am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: NONE

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A

  

BURIAL:  Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:         Charles Donnell Amburn                            MOTHER: Shirley Ann (Quinn) Wilkinson

 

OCCUPATION:   Sales

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughter: Christian Johnson of San Augustine

                                Dad: Kenneth Wilkinson of San Augustine

                               Sisters: Donnie Thompson,  Lisa Wilkinson, Sheila Allen 

                               Brothers: Charles Wayne Amburn, Ricky Amburn, Jerry Amburn, Les Amburn,

                                                 David Wilkinson

                                5 Grandchildren

Preceded in death by mother Shirley Wilkinson, father Charles Amburn, son Kody Johnson, sister 

                                     Karen Amburn, nephew Charles Wayne Amburn Jr.




 

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

Sue Daugherty

Sue Daugherty, 71, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Monroe, Louisiana.

A graveside service will be held Noon, Monday, July 19, 2021, at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, Louisiana.  Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born August 10, 1949, in Logansport, Louisiana, Sue is the daughter of Edith and Joseph Alford.

She is survived by her husband, Pat Daugherty; sons, Richard and Russell Daugherty; grandchildren, Rudy, Madilyn, and Reddix Daugherty; sisters, Kay Harvey and Sherry Holmes; brother, Johnny Alford.

Preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Joseph Alford.

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

James Rogers Yarborough

 

James Rogers Yarborough, 75, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Longview.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Per his wishes, he will be cremated.

Born October 9, 1945, in Center, Rogers is the son of William Alexander Yarborough and T9C Prince Yarborough.  He worked as a crane operator for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 35 years.  His hobbies included tinkering with lawnmowers and spending time with his grandchildren.  Rogers was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandra Yarborough of Center; daughters, Vanessa Caudle and husband Terry of Carthage, Denise McCauley of Dallas, and Feather Andrusick and husband David of Center; grandchildren, Jeff Massey and Ryli, Kindle Parrish and Will, Jack Massey and Katie, Holden Massey, Jessye Massey, Chris Massey, Devin McCauley, Autum Andrusick, and Aubre Andrusick; six great grandchildren; sister, Retha Mize of Tenaha; brothers, Drennon Yarborough and wife Betty of Arizona and Joe Yarborough and wife Jackie of Center; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann Yarborough, Gayle and Emmett Harvey, and Billy Ballard; also, numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceded in death by parents, William Alexander Yarborough and T9C Prince Yarborough; brothers, Waymon, Pug, Charles, Alvin, and Billy; sisters-in-law, Virginia Yarborough, Lenora Yarborough, Peggy Yarborough, and Debbie Ballard; brothers-in-law, James Mize and Ronnie Ballard; and father-in-law, Billy Ballard.

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

Ronald L. "Ron" Cook

NAME: Ronald L. “Ron” Cook                       AGE: 73


ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Monday, July 12, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : August 24, 1947, Center, Tx

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Friday, July 16, 2021, 2:00pm

PLACE OF SERVICE: First United Methodist Church, San Augustine, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 5pm-7pm

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

BURIAL: Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas

FATHER: George E. Cook MOTHER: Ruthie Naomi (Stephens) Cook

OCCUPATION: Service Tech. Southwestern Bell Telephone

SURVIVED BY: Wife: Becky (Jordan) Cook of San Augustine
Children: Kenneth Jordan and wife Cassandra of Huxley
Shelley Metts and husband Eric of Orangefield
Brandon Jordan and wife Tara of Center
Jana Hart and husband Kelley of Charleston, SC
Brothers: Charles Cook and wife Mary of Hemphill
D. C. Cook and wife Rosalie of Pt. Neches
Greg Cook and wife Angie of Groves
A host of Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren


**Preceded in death by parents George and Naomi Cook; brother Harlan Cook; son Chad Jordan

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

Tommy Joe Amos

87 year old Tommy Joe Amos, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, July 11th. Service will be Thursday, July 15th at 3:00pm at Woodland Christian Church in Timpson with Brother Roy Platt and Brother Billy Bob Cox officiating. Visistation will be prior to the service from 1-3 pm. If you would like to make a charitable donation instead of flowers, please donate to the World Mission Builders of Florida or the Legacy Scholarship Fund in Oklahoma City or the Woodland Christian Church in Timpson. 

Carmen Johnson

Percy Garner & Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of:


DOB: 12/31/64                                                                              DOD: 07/11/ 2021

 

Mrs. Carmen Johnson, age 56, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Northeast Methodist Hospital in Live Oak, Texas.

Funeral Service are pending at this time.

C.L. "Mac" McNease Jr

 

C.L. “Mac” McNease Jr., 84, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held Noon, Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Harold Hanson officiating.  

Born June 2, 1937, Mac is the son of Cletus Lee McNease Sr. and Littie Cassell McNease. He served in the United States Air Force and later worked as a supervisor in the oil field.  Mac attended Lone Star Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Robbie Kerr of Timpson; grandsons, Kevin Kerr of Timpson and Chris Kerr and wife Dayna of Lufkin; great grandchildren, Gabriel Kerr of Lufkin and Abigail Kerr of Lufkin; brothers, James McNease of Houston and David Jones of Houston; sisters, Christene Crum of Louisiana and Nancy Jones of Louisiana; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife, Bennie Kerr McNease; and son, Glenn Kerr.

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

Melba Williams

 

 

Melba Williams (Mrs. Buck as she liked to be called) passed away surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Longview.  She was born in Shelby County, July 29, 1929, to Littie and Bruce Grimsley in the Short Community.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas, with service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Chris Watlington will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. There will be a reception to follow at Center First United Methodist Church.

She met Buck Williams in July 1948 and was married September 2.  It was “Love at first sight”.  They were married 66 years when Buck passed away in August 2014.

Melba, local Business lady, opened Ms Kasual Korner, a ladies dress shop, in the late 70’s.  She retired from the “RAG business” as she called it in 2010, downsized to Melba’s Tux, and became friends with 99% of her customers.  A special thanks to all the handsome guys who wore Tux from her store, “Melba’s Tux”.  To quote Melba, “I enjoyed every minute of it.” My favorite guy was a 9 month old little boy who went on a cruise with his Mom and Dad.  I put him in “Tails & Tux” shoes.  This was Dr. McMullin and Donna’s son.

Melba is survived by her beloved family; daughter, Monte Dawson of Longview; son, Todd Williams and wife Donna of Weatherford; one granddaughter, Lindsey Dawson of Ft. Worth; three grandsons, Stevie Tinkle of College Station, Austin Williams of Weatherford, and Garrett Williams of Austin; two great grandchildren, Ilse Tinkle and Stoker Tinkle of College Station.  Melba had three brothers and one sister. Elvin Grimsley was her twin brother.  She is the last member of the Grimsley family.  One of Melba’s greatest sorrows was losing a grandson, 6½ year old Shane Tinkle in August on Hwy 96 February 20, 1978.  The son of Monte Dawson and Steve Tinkle.

In Melba’s family are over 50 surviving nieces and nephews, all serving as honorary pallbearers. 

Melba had two adopted sisters, Janis Hughes and Joy Livingston and also two special friends, Danny Lovell and Faye Johnson.

A special thanks goes to Chris Watlington, Music Man and whatever he is needed for – speaker for this service, and to all the members at United Methodist Church whom Melba was proud to call her “Church Family”.

Pallbearers will be Todd Williams, Stevie Tinkle, Austin Williams, Garrett Williams, Sandy Beard, David Koonce, and David Ginn. Other honorary pallbearers will be Wayne & Lisa Christian, Steve & Mary Lynn Tinkle, Dicky & Eldora Gilchrist, and Rick Campbell.

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

Billie Faye Gatlin

 

Billie Faye Gatlin, 76, of Timpson, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Timpson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with graveside service 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.  Bro. Eric Pledger will officiate.

Born June 23, 1945, Billie is the daughter of James C. Bounds and Allie Rue Fuller Bounds.  She worked in retail for many years.  Billie enjoyed gardening, yardwork, and taking care of her cows.  When not outside, puzzles and crossword puzzles were a hobby. Above all, “Faye Faye” loved time spent with her grandbabies. Billie was a member and certificate holder of Gospel Singers of America – Music School and was also a member of First Baptist Church of Haslam in Joaquin.

She is survived by her sons, Todd Kaiser of Vidor and Chris Kaiser and wife Dianna of Hampshire; daughters, April Pledger and husband Stacy of Timpson and Nicole Carter and husband Randy of Marshall; stepchildren, Stephanie and Justin Tatom, Danielle and Kent Wright, and Benny Gatlin; grandchildren, Rylie Kaiser, Gage Stark, Mason Stark, Kayson, Kaymin, and Bowen Pledger, Presley and Henley Tatom, Lexi and Dylan Wright, and Ben and Kaylea Gatlin; sisters, Vicki Arrington and husband Mark of Shreveport, Louisiana and Delores Wilkins and husband Joe of Joaquin; also numerous nieces, and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents, James C. Bounds and Allie Rue Fuller Bounds; and grandparents, E.B. Fuller and Ina Odessa Fuller, James “Jim” Franklin Bounds and Willie Ann Shahan Bounds.

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

Mildred Joy Holman Patton

Percy Garner & Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of:

DOB:08/02/1945                                    DOD: 07/05/ 2021

 

Ms. Mildred Joy Holman Patton, age 75, of San Augustine, Texas passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021 in San Augustine, Texas.    

 

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 10, 2021

2:00 p.m.

True Vine Baptist Church

Interment: Greer Cemetery

Rev. Daniel Holman, Officiating

 

Visitation

 

Friday, July 9, 2021

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

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 


 

2 Brothers Johnny Lee Holman (Winnie Ruth) of San Antonio, Texas

Jamie Holman (Dorothy) of Center, Texas

 

3 sisters Bobbie Redmon Wilson of San Augustine, Texas

Shirley Jackson (Dennis) of Nacogdoches, Texas

Joyce Allen (Danny) of Center, Texas

 

As well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and Friends

Carl Willis White

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral services for Mr. Carl Willis White (88) of Center, Texas.   Mr. White died Friday, July 2, 2021, at his residence.    Mr. White was born to the late Mr. John Henry White and Perlena Ruth, White in Choice, Texas.  Funeral service will be Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. at East Liberty Baptist Church (2980 County Rd 2569) in the East Liberty Community.   Brother Freddie Wilson will be officiating.  

Mr. White is survived by:

Wife:  Johnnie Mae White of Center, Texas 

Daughters:  Janice (Calvin) Rose of Center, Texas and Janet (Tim) Lamon of Missouri City, Texas 

Brother:  Johnny Ray White of Katy, Texas 

Sister:  Ella Faye Ware of Center, Texas; Lola Mae Fields of the The Colony, Texas; Will Mae Dunn of Killeen; and Pauline Hamilton of DeSoto, Texas 

In-laws:  Mary Ella Robinson and Willie Fred (Gracie) McClelland of Center, Texas 

Visitations will be Friday, July 9, 2021, at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. 

Burial:  Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas 

 

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and funeral services.  All safety procedures are strictly enforced. 

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

Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 

Mike Strong

 

Mike Strong, 64, of Center, Texas, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021, in Center, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Bro. Joe Walker will officiate. Following the service, Mr. Mike will be cremated.

Born April 18, 1957, in Mansfield, Mike is the son of the late Alva Tom Strong and Loretta Taylor McGuirt. His hobbies included gardening and tending to yard. Mike was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his children, Michael Strong and husband Dwight of Dallas, and Andrea Bustos of Denton; granddaughter, Victoria Bustos of Denton; Sisters, Karen Fancher and husband Rodger of Huxley, Texas, Beverly Gibbs and husband James of Logansport, Louisiana, and Guelda Sanford of Center, Texas, Sheila Walker and husband Joe of Joaquin, Texas, Annette Bounds and husband Alan of Logansport, Louisiana, and Mary May of Joaquin, Texas, Tommie Deaton and husband Paul of Nacogdoches, Texas, and LaJuan Hallo and husband Mike of Nacogdoches; brother, Jimmy Strong and Sharon Hart of Center, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Alva Tom Strong and Loretta Taylor McGuirt.

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

Doris C. Wilson

 

Doris C. Wilson, 84, of Center, Tx passed away on July 3 ,2021, in Nacogdoches,
Texas. She was born on January 8, 1937, to the late Archie and Eva Coey.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 11 AM at Mangum
Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 6, 2021, from
5:00 to 7:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.
Doris Grew up in New Caney TX and was proud she was a GED recipient. She meat
the love of her life in Cleveland TX in 1953, he was a bus driver, and she was a
potential passenger who he left behind. One of her friends on the bus made him
back up and pick her and the rest is history.
She was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Doris loved to
Read when she had the time but cooking and spending time with her family was
one of her greatest Blessings.
Survived by Daughters, Lela Hogan-husband Carl from Wills Point; Stacy Gee and
Rebecca Wilson both from Center; Brother, James Willie Coey; Grandchildren,
Joshua Hogan-Wife Tiffani; Great Grandchildren, Wyatt Mathew Hogan and
numerous nieces and nephews and family and friends.
Preceded in death by Husband Alonzo Lafayette (Pate) Wilson, Son-in-Law Johnny
Mike Gee, Parents Archie James Coey and Eva Gertrude Byers, Sisters- Evelyn
Musick and Sharon Coey.
Memorial Donations can be made to Providence Missionary Baptist and Fannie
Brown Booth Library, P.O. Box 751 Center TX, 75935.

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