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Carmelo Dominguez


 

 

Carmelo Dominguez, 63, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020, in The Woodlands.


Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza in Tenaha.  Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.
Born November 21, 1956, in Mexico, Carmelo is the son of the late Francisco Dominguez and Soledad Chavez Dominguez.  He worked as a truck driver for Scull Timber.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and volleyball. Carmelo was a member of Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza, which he loved.


He is survived by his wife, Elva Mireles Dominguez; children, Monica Dominguez, Lorena Dominguez, Dina Garcia and husband Michael, and Josh Dominguez and wife Carmen; grandchildren, Mia Villalobos, Colt Garcia, Daylon McClure, Emily Villalobos, Mikayla Garcia, and Kamille Garcia; brothers and sisters, Ignacio Dominguez, Romelo Dominguez, Pablo Dominguez, Durijen Dominguez, Erminia Dominguez, Juana Dominguez, and Martha Dominguez.
Preceded in death by parents, Francisco Dominguez and Soledad Chavez Dominguez; and sister, Inez Dominguez.


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

Carmelo Domínguez, de 63 años, de Tenaha, falleció el Domingo 13 de Septiembre de 2020 en The Woodlands.

 

El servicio funerario se llevará a cabo a la 1:00 p.m., Sábado, 19 de Septiembre de 2020, en la Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza en Tenaha con visita a partir de las 10:00 a.m. El entierro seguirá en el Cementerio Restland en Tenaha.

 

Nacido el 21 de Noviembre de 1956, en México, Carmelo es hijo de los difuntos Francisco Domínguez y Soledad Chávez Domínguez. Trabajó como camionero para Scull Timber. Sus pasatiempos incluían la caza, la pesca y el voleibol. Carmelo era miembro de la Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza, a la que amaba.

 

Le sobrevive su esposa, Elva Mireles Domínguez; Mónica Domínguez, Lorena Domínguez, Dina García y su esposo Michael, y Josh Domínguez y su esposa Carmen; nietos, Mia Villalobos, Colt Garcia, Daylon McClure, Emily Villalobos, Mikayla García y Kamille Garcia; hermanos y hermanas, Ignacio Domínguez, Romelo Domínguez, Pablo Domínguez, Durijen Domínguez, Erminia Domínguez, Juana Domínguez y Martha Domínguez.

 

Precedido en la muerte por sus padres, Francisco Domínguez y Soledad Chávez Domínguez; y hermana, Inez Domínguez.

 

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Donna Moore McSwain


 

 

Donna Moore McSwain, 59, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall and Bro. Kevin Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.


Born November 16, 1960, Donna is the daughter of the late Waymon Moore and Janette Colvin Moore Byrd.


She is survived by her husband, Ronnie McSwain; children, Justin McSwain and wife Amanda, Jacob McSwain and wife Kyrsten, Jennifer Watson and husband Sean, Julie McSwain and James Holt, and Jessi McSwain; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Caleb, Jasper, Kason, Clayton, Laina, Noah, Emerson, and Audrey; brothers and sisters, Charles Moore, David Moore and wife Deborah, Martha Smith and husband Bob, Carl Moore, Debra Sowell and husband Glenn, Donald Moore and wife Beth, and Barbara Harding.


Preceded in death by her parents, Waymon Moore and Janette Colvin Moore Byrd; grandparents, William Bryce Moore and Pearl Anderson Moore and Raymond T. Colvin and Angie Spencer Colvin.
Pallbearers will be Donna’s nephews.


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

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Robert Reed


 

 

Mangum funeral pronounces services for Robert Reed, 79, was born on August 18th 1941 to the late Robert and Clare Reed, Robert passed away September 12th 2020.


Graveside services will be held Wednesday the 16th 12:00PM at Enterprise Cemetery.


Mr. Reed is survived by his wife Barbara Reed Of 40 years; Children, Michael Reed, Melony Reed Halford, Linda Plumb, David Mitchell, Angelina Grey, Jenny Mitchell; sister Linda Kay Grand Children 15, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.  

  
Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Reed and Clara Reed.                                                                                                                                                    
 

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Carolyn June Lay Jackson


 

 

 

Carolyn June Lay Jackson, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in Longview.


Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, at Willow Grove Cemetery in Shelby County with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m., at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Sister Melba Rodgers will officiate.


Born February 14, 1939, in Santa Ana, California, to the late Ira Clinton Lay and Gladys Isabel Teague Tillet.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with family.  She was of the Methodist faith.


She is survived by her children, David Jackson and spouse Glen of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Vicki Goings of Andersonville, North Carolina, Patti Soto of Andersonville, North Carolina, and Terri Nugent and husband Robert of Joaquin; grandchildren, Kerri Allen, Jayme Durham and husband Dexter, Michelle Essex and husband Christian, Lauren Gaddy, Ryan Hanks and Hannah; great grandchildren, Alandria Gentry, Amiyah Soto, Trey Davis, Tyler Lane, Kiersten Richards, Scarlett Sumstine, Kohen Ross, Destinee Morris, Kadence Morris, Sophia Fearnow, Isabel Soto, and Baby Carolyn due in October; nieces and nephew, Diana Thomas of Idaho, Lori Tennison of New Mexico, Cerrie Olney, Shannon and Royal, and Richard Lay of New Mexico; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sheila Wiggins and husband Chuck of Shreveport, Louisiana, Judith Adams of Tenaha, Sylvia Jackson of Tenaha, Mary Jo Tennison of New Mexico, and Jimmy Jackson of Tenaha; numerous other relatives; and special friend, Gail Allen of Joaquin.


Preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jackson Jr.; grandchildren; Shane Essex, Jeremy Essex, Daryl Essex, Randy Essex, Ramon Soto; great grandchildren, Ramon Soto Jr., Bradley Kent Richards, and Addison Perez; and brothers, Bill Lay, Charles Lay, and Glenn Lay.


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

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Tommie LaMerle McCarty Cox


 

 

Tommie LaMerle McCarty Cox, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020, in Nacogdoches.


A memorial service will be held later at San Augustine Church of Christ (105 W. Market St., San Augustine, Texas 75972) with Steven Wiggins officiating.  Inurnment will be at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.


Born December 27, 1940, in Center, Tommie is the daughter of the late Marvin J. McCarty and Ora V. Powers McCarty.  She worked as a secretary for Shelby L.P. Gas for many years.  Tommie enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a member of San Augustine Church of Christ.


She is survived by her husband, Tommy L. Cox, Sr. of Shelbyville; children, Kevin and Trish Cox of Nacogdoches, Tommy and Christi Cox of Carthage, Sherry and Tony Wingate of Bullard, and Patty Cox of Kilgore; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Allen Cox; and brother, Kenneth McCarty.
Memorial donations can be made to organizations researching cancers of brain, lung, bone, and breast.


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

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Paula J. Black


 

 

Paula J. Black, 85, of Palestine, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in Palestine.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 12:00 Noon.  Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.


Born November 1, 1934, in Center, Ms. Black is the daughter of the late Hubert Kimbro and Thelma Scott Kimbro.  She was a secretary at a doctor’s office for many years and also worked at a telephone company in Palestine for 10+ years.  


She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Tindol of Houston; grandchildren, Tommy Black of Midland and Stephanie Stephenson; 4 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Clyde Kimbro of Bandera; cousins, Marilyn Scott Hogue and husband Randy of Center, J.B. Scott of Center, and Travis Brown of Center; special friends, Eraina Smith of Tomball and Becky Urbina of Palestine; and many other friends.


She is preceded in death by her husband, James Black; and parents, Hubert Kimbro and Thelma Scott Kimbro.


A special thank you to Angels in Palestine along with the many nurses and doctors who assisted her.


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

 


 

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Shena LaShele Smith


 

 

Shena LaShele Smith, age 36, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in Dallas, Texas.

 

Shena was born March 8, 1984, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Jeanette (Pug) Tarver and Matt Smith.  She graduated from San Augustine High School in 2002 and later attended Stephen F. Austin State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Shena worked several years as a Registered Nurse.  A longtime area resident, she was a member of San Augustine County Cowboy Church.

 

Her survivors include her mother, Jeanette (Pug) Tarver Hall and Luke; father, Matt Smith and Carol Cartwright; sisters and brothers, Brittney and Josh Elliott, Justin Cade Bobbitt and Linsie, Lydia Hall, Arlyn Hall, Brandy Strickland, Cami Clement and Luke, Chelsi Ellerbe, and Clint Cartwright; nieces and nephews, Elijah, Daniel, Waylon, David, Cetch, Wylie, Tilden, Hayden, Emeri, Rhett, Presleigh, and Timber; and bonus kids, Gabe, Phoenix (Princess), Casen, Juliette, Jagger, and Jett.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nay and Avey Smith and Burl and Bonnie Tarver.

 

Visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

 

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Charles Sharp, Skipper Eberlan, and Charles Boyett officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery, located on Hwy. 147 North.

 

Pallbearers: Brandon Sharp, T. J. Tarver, Carlos Taylor, Bradley Smith, Robby Holloway, Scott Bridges, Bobby McLerran, Shane Bridwell.

 

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Albert Davis


 

Mr. Albert Davis, age 57, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Davis passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2020 at his residence in San Augustine, Texas.

  
Funeral service    
Family has elected cremation services and plan to have a private memorial service.


SURVIVORS 
3 Sons:        Jonathan Davis of Houston, Texas
                   Dexter Davis of Houston, Texas
                   Alex Davis of San Augustine, Texas
1 Daughter   Tabatha L. Davis of Houston, Texas
Mother          Ideria Garrett (JW) of San Augustine, Texas
2 Brothers     Jerry McCoy of Houston, Texas                                                                                                       Terry Davis of  San Augustine, Texas
Sisters:          Della Cole of Lufkin, Texas 
                      Loyatric Orange of Houston, Texas
                      Billie D. Hunter of Houston, Texas

 

Falbert McCoy-Garrett of San Augustine, Texas


Uncle & Aunts:     John Anthony (Shirlean) of San Augustine. Texas

 

Pietha Amer and Mary Rainey of San Augustine, Texas


As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

    
 

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Jerry Wayne Samford


 

 

Jerry Wayne Samford, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in Nacogdoches.


Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Rev. Malcolm Monroe will officiate.


Born November 22, 1930, in Center, Mr. Samford is the son of the late Jeff E. Samford and Corine Hughes Samford.  He served in the United States Air Force, where he attained the rank of Major.  He later retired after 35 years as a State Farm Insurance Agent.  Mr. Samford was a member of Center Flying Club, Center Noon Lions Club, and First United Methodist Church in Center.


He is survived by his children, Jeff E. Samford and wife Joanna of Georgia, Sharon Samford Wilson and husband Rick of Hallsville, Terry W. Samford and wife Penny of Austin, and Sandy Samford Wheeler of Center; grandchildren, Jeffery Samford, Dawn White, Jeremy Lansford, Elizabeth Houston, Angie Tyler, Ashley Jane Samford, Chris Wheeler, Nic Wheeler, and Whitney Wheeler; great grandchildren, Devon Tucker, Natalie Woodell, Maggie Samford, Everett Samford, Jayden Lansford, Owen Tyler, Brody Tyler, Canaan Houston, Lively Wheeler, Ariella Wheeler, Selah Wheeler, Lilah Wheeler, Rhett Wheeler, Cecil Wheeler, and Josie Wheeler; also, numerous other relatives.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Raymond Samford; parents, Jeff E. Samford and Corine Hughes Samford; brother, Jeff E. Samford Jr.; and grandson, Matthew Lansford.
Pallbearers will be Nic Wheeler, Jeffery Samford, Jeremy Lansford, Rick Wilson, Jeff Samford, Chris Wheeler, Terry Samford, and Chris Houston.
Memorial donations may be made to organizations dear to his heart – Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, Texas 76708 and American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, Texas 75231, www.heart.org.


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

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Sandy Michelle Broyles


 

 

Sandy Michelle Broyles, 46, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020, in Tenaha.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. 

 

Born January 29, 1974, Sandy is the daughter of the late Tommy Broyles and Floyie Patricia Johnson Broyles.  She was a member of Ramah Baptist Church.

 

She is survived by her children, Breanna Bunting and Colby Bunting; grandson, Colson Bunting; mother, Floyie Broyles of Tenaha; sister, Alleena Odom and husband Bradley of Shelbyville; nieces and nephews, Amber O’Rear of Shelbyville, Austin Evans and wife Toni of Shelbyville, Andrew Evans and wife Amanda of Tenaha, and Allison Odom of Shelbyville.

 

She is preceded in death by her dad, Tommy Broyles; grandparents, Floyie and Dorothy Johnson and J.C. and Laverne Broyles.

 

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

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Tommy Lee Lout


 

 

Tommy Lee Lout, formerly of Center, passed away August 26, 2020, in Houston at the age of 68. He was the son of Maxie and Ruby Lee Lout.

 

Tommy was born August 9, 1952, in Dreka, Texas. He was a 1970 graduate of Center High School and attended Kilgore College and a member of Center United Pentecostal Church.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. He was a very gifted guitarist.

 

Tommy is survived by his sister and her husband, Linda and Frank Dryer, his sister-in-law, Mary Lou Lout, special niece and nephew, Amanda Jones and Josh Hendricks, and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bruce Lout, Billy Mack Lout and Howard Lout.

 

A private family service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

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Flossie Smith


 

 

Flossie Caroline Smith, 81, of San Augustine, Texas formerly of Center, TX passed away on September 4, 2020.  She was born October 30, 1938, in, Shelby County, Texas.  Smith is the daughter of the late Bobby Lee Smith and Viola (Tynes) Smith.  Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11 A.M. with visitation beginning at 10:30 A.M. at White Rock Cemetery, Center, Texas.

 

Ms. Smith is survived by her sister, Thelma Hinton, of Shelbyville; her nephew, Brad Hinton, and wife, Dena, of Shelbyville; Great Niece, Harley Hinton; and Great Nephew, Clayton Hinton. She is proceeded in death by her parents; her brother, Winston Smith; and her brother-in-law Charles Hinton.

 

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made in memory of Flossie to White Rock Cemetery, 604 CR 1210, Center, Texas, or at Farmers State Bank in Center, Texas.

 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book, you may go to www.mangumfh.net.

 


 

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Dallon Permenter


 

Dallon Permenter, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020, in Center.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Born November 26, 1933, in Center, Dallon is the son of the late Waymon Leon Permenter and Bonnie Lee Samford Taylor.  Dallon graduated Center High School in 1950. He went on to further his education at University of Texas which privilege he had earned through a Band Scholarship.  In the summer of 1952, while working two jobs in Orange, a night shift at DuPont and a day shift at a gas station, he met his lovely wife, Katherine.  After winning her heart, the two were married in 1953.  He worked as a homebuilder, having built over a thousand homes in the Beaumont area.  Mr. Dallon owned and operated Dallon Homes on North Eleventh Street for twenty-five years and was also president of the Homebuilders Association.  He also served in City Administration for the City of Center, during which time he assisted in designing the John D. Windham Civic Center and several other buildings in the area. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, driving his boat, flying his airplane, playing his clarinet, and spending time with his family.


He is survived by his sons, Mark Permenter of Center and Duke Permenter and wife Marie of Beaumont; daughter, Debbie Stanford and husband Tommy of Beaumont; grandchildren, Ryan Permenter of Florida, Robert Becks of Center, Dallon Becks of Vidor, Katie King, and Josh Permenter; great grandchildren, Michael and Avery Becks of Center, Mallory and Gregory of Vidor, Luke Permenter of Galveston, and Rylee and Kaylee King.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Permenter; and his parents, Waymon Deon Permenter and Bonnie Lee Samford Taylor.


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

 

 

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Robert Oren Warr


 

 

Robert Oren Warr, 91, passed away September 4, 2020 in Center, TX. Mr. Warr was born October 11, 1928 in Shelby County to the late Robert Elvie Warr and Annie Lee (Cooper) Warr.


Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Service will be Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Mangum Funeral Home with his son, Bobby Warr, officiating and Son Windham assisting, internment to follow at Old Salem Cemetery.


Mr. Warr was a member of Sam Houston Lodge #32 and a long time member of the Shriners. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was also a member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.


He is survived by his sons Bobby Warr and wife, Karen and Wesley Warr and wife, Rhonda, both of Center, TX; brother, Noah Gene Warr and wife, Kay, of Gulf Port, MS; sister-in-law June Warr of Nacogdoches, TX; Grandchildren Billy Bob Warr and wife, Sarah, of Henderson; Micah Warr and wife, Katya, of Henderson; Sharayah Warr of Center; Cooper Warr and wife, Crystal, of Center; and Cody Warr and wife, Lauren of Center; Great-Grandchildren Braydon, Kaiden, Ileigha, Alexander Oren, Eden and Elissa; Carolina, Cannon, Christian, Lilly, Caidi, Aiden and Wesley Callon; and special cousin, Billy Rae Bailey; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and a host of family and friends.


He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mildred “Millie” Warr; his parents, Robert Elvie Warr and Annie Lee (Cooper) Warr; brothers, Henry Earl Warr and Alden Lee Warr.

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfh.net.


Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, TX.
 

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Darence "Coon Dog" Stanley


 

 

Darence “Coon Dog” Stanley, 75, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020, in Nacogdoches.  He lived a long and healthy life until a recent blood disorder diagnosis which led to his unexpected death from pneumonia.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Central Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Danny Dodson and Bro. Eddie Grimes officiating.  Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.


Born July 9, 1945, in Center, Darence is the son of the late Dalton Stanley and Thursie Marie Davis Stanley.  When he was a little boy, his Daddy started calling him “My little Coon Dog” and it stuck with him. When he grew up and became a truck driver, it was his “perfect handle.”
He married Billie Nichols in 1968.  They will celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary the 28th of this month.  He had a love for antique cars and trucks and they went to many car shows.  The Lord blessed them to be able to do some traveling and they got to see some of His creations that they never dreamed of getting to see as they were growing up.


They were blessed with two sons, Brian and Jason, that he shared his love for cars with.  On November 5, 2017, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.  After that, he loved being with his church family and never missed a service unless he was very sick.


He is survived by his wife, Billie Stanley of Center; sons, Brian Stanley and wife Stacey of Kountze and Jason Stanley and wife Beverly of Joaquin; grandchildren, Colton, Garrett, Brenden, Hannah, Lanie, and Kennedy; and great granddaughter, Gracie.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Dalton Stanley and Thursie Marie Davis Stanley; brother, Elton Lee Stanley; and sister, Joyce Hollis.


Pallbearers will be Brian Stanley, Jason Stanley, Colton Stanley, Garrett Stanley, Brenden Stanley, Waylon Griffith, and Monte Griffith.


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

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Mary Jo Pearce Vick


 

 

Mary Jo Pearce Vick, born August 26, 1923, entered into rest on September 4, 2020 after a brief stay in a local nursing facility.


Mrs. Vick was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. F.L. Pearce. She taught music and art in the Center Independent School District for 32 years.


Mrs. Vick graduated from Texas Women’s University (previously Texas State College for Women) in Denton, Texas in 1944 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. At TSCW she played saxophone and Clarinet in College Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, and the Swing Orchestra, still active at the school, Known as “the Serenades.” In 1956, she received a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education with a double major in Music Education.


She was a long-time member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Center Music Study Club, Texas State Teacher’s Association, and Texas Classroom Teachers.


Mrs. Vick served as Historian of Shelby County Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 and wrote the song “Shelby County, Heartbeat of East Texas” performed at the celebration. She participated in composer retreat sponsored by the late N.O. Thomas of Shreveport at his facility in Shelby County. In 1987, her song “Welcome Hall,” written in honor of Thomas and the facility, was adapted, and preformed publicly in Center by the Shreveport Symphony.


She was very active in the First United Methodist Church in Center, serving as a Sunday School teacher, adult choir director and Vacation Bible school teacher. She taught crafts and music at the Lakeview Methodist Assembly near Palestine for eleven years. She later served as secretary and treasurer for the Tennessee Methodist Church in the Tennessee Community in Shelby County.


Mrs. Vick served as a host for “Story Hour” and other Activities at the Fannie Brown Booth Library in Center. She was a faithful, dedicated nursing home volunteer in Center for many years and was chosen Adult Volunteer of the Year by the Texas Health Care Association in 2000.
She was loving and supportive of her family, friends and associates in the city, county, and state throughout her life.


Mrs. Vicks is survived by her three sons, Ray Vick of Center, Jack Vick of Beaumont and Frank Vick of Silsbee, five grandchildren, Mary E. Koller, MSN of Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Kenneth D. Vick of Madison, Mississippi, Dr. Bertrand R. Vick of Oakland, California, Jessica Jagneaux, BSN and Katha Everitt, BSN of Silsbee, eleven great-grandchildren, seven great great-grandchildren, and all the residents of Center who were in 3rd through 5th grades there between 1955 and 1988, whom she considered part of her extended family.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Mangum Funeral Home with a graveside to follow at 3:00 P.M. at Oaklawn Memorial Park Center, TX.
 

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Robert Dennon Vaughn


 

 

Robert Dennon Vaughn, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. 
Born February 23, 1968, Robert is the son of Dexter Vaughn and LaRetta Goings Vaughn Dean.  When he wasn’t working maintenance in the poultry industry, Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was an avid woodworker.  


He is survived by his wife, Barbara Vaughn of Shelbyville; children, Carrie Speed (John) of Spring, Kasey Giancaspro (Joe) of Connecticut, Cory Ivey (Megan) of San Augustine, Randy Vaughn of Shelbyville, Corey Vaughn (Stephanie) of Connecticut, and Ryon Vaughn (Rachel) of Cypress; grandchildren, Macy, Joey, Carly, Levi, Ely, Bradlee, Brynlee, Vittoria, Eliana, Durante, Blakelee, Harper, Jamison, James, Jackson, and Benjamin; mother, LaRetta Dean of Shelbyville; sister, Tinka Saintignan (Mark) of Nacogdoches; and brother, Chris Vaughn (Melody) of Shelbyville.


He is preceded in death by his father, Dexter Vaughn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raymond and Martha Branch; and brother, Robert Dexter Vaughn Jr.


Pallbearers will be Lonnie Dailey, Chad Vaughn, Mark Vaughn, Phillip Chambliss, J.D. Cassell, Caleb Stracener, C.R. Branch, Layne Pfannenstiel.  Honorary pallbearers will be co-workers from Pilgrim’s Feed Mill in Tenaha.


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


 

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Mary Katherine C. Weddle


 

 

Mary Katherine C. Weddle, 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020, in Center.
Ms. Weddle’s wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.


Ms. Weddle was born September 2, 1948, in Mojave, California, to William Fay Cotter and Marguerite Cotter.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.


She is survived by her son, Douglas Weddle and wife Christina of Joshua, Texas; and grandchildren, Chase Weddle of Joshua, Texas, Katy and Richy Austin of Arlington, Texas, Marissa Jackson of Center, Texas, and Brenden Jackson of Decatur, Texas.


She is preceded in death by her parents, William Fay Cotter and Marguerite Cotter; daughter, Kari Jackson; and sister, Wilma Carlisle.


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

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John L. Gibbs


 

John Gibbs , age 87, passed away September 3, 2020.  Graveside Services will be held Saturday September 5, 2020, 3:00PM at the Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas, with Bro. Wade Rector & LaMar Hall officiating.


Johnnie LaMar “John” Gibbs, was born May 6, 1933 in Gary, Texas, to the marriage of George & Lillie (Taylor) Gibbs.  Like most of the boys of his generation, education was from the school of hard knocks.  Quitting school at an early age, he helped his Daddy and brothers with whatever job they could find to feed their big family, from pulp wood to picking cotton, to carpenter work, to ditch digging, to truck farming crops.   As soon as he was old enough, he went to Houston and found work.

 
One job he worked on was building the Hobby Airport.  In December of 1952 he married a pretty girl with dark curls, named Ruby.  They shared almost 60 years together, & raised 3 daughters and 2 sons.

 
John was a mechanic by trade, working at the Chevrolet Dealership for many years.  He traveled to Houston on weekends for mechanics school.  In the mid 60’s, he built his own garage at home.


Ruby and the kids helped him make a living there for many years, along with raising cows, truck farming, and selling cars.  Life was hard sometimes, but they raised their kids to be hard working, caring and respectful adults, with all 5 of them graduating high school.  That was a first generation for that in both of their families.


In his spare time, you could find John picking his guitar, that was always plugged into the amp.     He was always glad when everybody gathered for a birthday or holidays, because there was always plenty there to sing.  The family played and sang many years at local jamborees, revivals, funerals, or parties.   After the kids grew up and started their own lives, John & Ruby spent many years playing & singing at Highway Tabernacle and at Nursing Homes with Carole, Jeannie, Scotty, Burk, and Brooksie, just to name a few.   Brooksie recently dubbed him the “best guitar picker in the universe.”


He was a member of the Tennessee Presbyterian church, but he last attended Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.  He didn’t feel like his Savior was confined to one church or building. Even in pain, the last understandable words he said were, “Thank You Sweet Jesus”.
      

When the Grand and Great Grand Kids started coming along, each one was special to him.  I’m sure each one of them could share a “Papaw Story “.  
After Ruby died, John was very alone.  Rose was a friend from Church, and they spent several years together, until his health failed.
John Gibbs is survived by his wife of 6 years, Rosalie Cook Gibbs; Children-Leta”Teny” & Ken Rector,  Debra “Deb” & James “Buddy” Hall,   Peggy Sue Eddins, Johnnie & Mary Gibbs, Duane & Jean Gibbs; Grandchildren-Wade & Heather Rector,  LaMar & Shayna Hall, Angela Cook, Matthew & Sarah Hall, Kenneth & Holly Traylor, David Eddins  14 Great Grand Children.  Sister-Sallie Coleman, and a host of family and friends.
             

Preceded in death by Wife-Ruby Wells Gibbs, Parents- George & Lillie Gibbs,  Son-in-law-Jeff Eddins, Granddaughter-Shelby Rector, Grandson-Dusty Eddins,  Great Grandchildren-Tommy Hall, and Baby Rector    Sister-Peggy Adams, Brothers-George, Kenneth, Billy Joe, Gene, & Larry.


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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Lonny Raybon


 

Lonny Raybon, 71, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Mr. Raybon was born June 5, 1949, in Converse, Louisiana, to T.J. “Tig” Raybon and Margie McDonald Raybon.  He worked in the oilfield.  Mr. Raybon enjoyed drinking coffee, hunting, playing family games, and spending time with his grandbabies.  He was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.


He is survived by his wife, Sherrie Raybon of Joaquin; children, Joseph Raybon and wife Annaka of Joaquin, Angela Walling and husband Jeffrey of Joaquin, Lonny Raybon Jr. and wife Caitlyn of Joaquin, and Adam Raybon and wife Krystal of Joaquin; grandchildren, Samantha, Trevor, Cameron, Emma, JoJo, Ella, Anna Jo, Addison, Kinsley, Skylar, and Finn; mother, Margie McDonald Raybon Anderson and husband Alfred of Converse, Louisiana; sister, Nancy Rigsby and husband Delmer of Converse, Louisiana; brother, Rickey Raybon and wife Nita of Converse, Louisiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death by his dad, T.J. “Tig” Raybon; and twin brother, Ronny Raybon.

 

 

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Charlene Walker Moody


 

 

Ms. Charlene Walker Moody, age 73, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Moody passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.   


Funeral service  

 

Saturday, September 5, 2020
1:00 p.m.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery
Bishop Cedric Grace, Officiating

Visitation

September 4, 2020
2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 

 

1  Son            Anthony Moody of San Augustine, Texas

2 Daughters        Lisa J. Davenport (Edward) of San Augustine, Texas
            Tammy Walker Johnson (Ronald) of Dallas, Texas

7  Grandchildren    6 Great-Grand Children

7 Brothers        Charles Walker (Mary Alice) of Shelbyville, Texas
            Bobbie Walker (Shelia) of Dallas, Texas
            L. C. Walker (Marita) of Dallas, Texas
            George Walker (Arcy) of Dallas, Texas
            Royce Walker (Alma) of San Augustine, Texas
            Jerry Walker (Oletha) of San Augustine, Texas
            Lester Walker (Casandra) of San Augustine, Texas

1 Sister            Lucille Anthony (Bobbie) of Dallas, Texas

 

Host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 

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Ronald Wayne Cole


 

 

Ronald Wayne Cole, 70, passed away on August 29, 2020. 


Graveside service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Shady Grove Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas.


He was born September 9, 1949, to Hugh Mayfield Cole Jr. and Katie Baker Cole and was a long time resident of Pasadena, TX. He worked for Valero refining company as a welder for over 40 years. He loved riding his Harley and was a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator . 
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Frances Jones Cole of Pasadena TX; his daughter, Jennifer and spouse Jonathan Barney of Pasadena, TX; two grandchildren, Lucas and Taryn of Pasadena TX; his cousin who was like a brother to him, Phillip Baker of Timpson, TX; cousin, Tommy Moore of Conroe, TX; and many other cousins and extended family members who all loved and adored him. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, H.M. and Katie Cole.


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

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Yvonne Valentine    


 

 

NAME:   Yvonne Valentine               AGE:     90

ADDRESS:      Broaddus, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Houston, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    October 16, 1929, Colfax, La.

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 2:20 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Broaddus Pentecostal Church, Broaddus, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, August 31, 2020, 5:00pm - 8:00 pm

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Mark Green
  
BURIAL:  Broaddus Cemetery

FATHER:         Mathew Mundy                       MOTHER: Ezzie Beth Davidson

                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Sons: Dewain Valentine and wife Donella of Lufkin Tommy Valentine of Houston
                               

Sisters: Nettie Hyde, Jo Nell Whitstine


**Preceded in death by parents Mathew & Ezzie Mundy; husband O. R. Valentine Jr.;
    brothers Elmer Mundy, Alvin Mundy, Danny Mundy, Billy Wayne Mundy;
    sisters Mary Hyde, Oberlene Straughan, Betty Sue Mundy, Berly Jean Hennigan

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Ramiro "Bo" Soto


 

 

Ramiro “Bo” Soto, 61, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2020, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Center.


Mr. Soto was born October 5, 1958, in Mercedes, Texas, to Rafael and Ursula Soto. “Bo” had a magnetic personality and brought a smile to everyone he encountered.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his nephews and nieces.  He will be forever missed.


He is survived by Ralph Soto Sr. and wife Rhonda of Timpson, Texas, Vangie McGraw of Elkhart, Indiana, Jane Funk and husband Eddie of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Roland Soto and wife Donna of Elkhart, Indiana, Raul Soto Sr. of Timpson, Texas, Ruben Soto Sr. of Timpson, Texas, Raymond Soto and wife Bonnie of San Antonio, Texas, Mary Walker and Allan Thompson of Center, Texas, Rose Mangrum and husband Mike of Center, Texas, Rudy Soto and wife Leslie of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jacke Soto and wife Kristle of Joaquin, Texas, and Moses Soto and wife Alicia of Carthage, Texas.
Preceded in death by his parents, Rafael and Ursula Soto; Herlinda Soto, Helen Simmons, and Roy Soto, Sr.


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


 

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Julian Lee Peddy


 

 

Julian Lee Peddy, 91, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020, in Tenaha.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 28, 2020, at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Bro. Rusty Kilpatrick will officiate.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.


Mr. Peddy was born May 6, 1929, in Tenaha, to Walter Chambers Peddy Sr. and Ollie Lee Pou Peddy.  He retired from USPS as a mail carrier.  Mr. Peddy enjoyed farming cattle and timber and in his younger years, he enjoyed square dancing and travel. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.


He is survived by his wife, Elaine McMahon Peddy of Tenaha; children, Patricia L. Hubbard of Lindale, Robert W. Peddy and wife Sharon of Tyler, and Carol Ann Kilpatrick and husband Frank of Tenaha; step children, Cindy Haltom and husband Craig of Tenaha, Tommy McMahon of Tenaha, and Stephen McMahon and wife Shirley of Houston; grandchildren, Kelli Peddy Trent and husband Jason of Dallas, Amanda Peddy Weaver and husband Jared of Tyler, David M. Hubbard and wife Mary of Southlake, Joshua Hubbard and wife Melissa of Cornelius, North Carolina, Jeremy Hubbard and wife Dana of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Krissy Shaw and husband Will of Canton, Wes Kilpatrick and wife Laura of Gary, and Rusty Kilpatrick of Tenaha; step grandchildren, Mark Haltom and wife Stephanie of Whitehouse, Michelle Allensworth and husband Brandon of United States Air Force, Japan, Malissa Conner and husband Michael of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Thomas Nevin of Houston, and Chris Cox of Houston; 16 great grandchildren; 5 step great grandchildren; brother, Walter C. Peddy Jr. and wife Dorothy Jean of Tenaha; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Faye Twomey Peddy; parents, Walter Chambers Peddy Sr. and Ollie Lee Pou Peddy; brother, Jennings Peddy; and sisters, Inez Pool and Agnes Parker.
Pallbearers will be David Hubbard, Joshua Hubbard, Jeremy Hubbard, Will Shaw, Wes Kilpatrick, Jason Trent, Jared Weaver.


A special thanks to Dr. Aaron Polk Jr., Dr. Arielle Lee, and the professionals of Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.


Memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.


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

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