Obituaries

Thelma Maudine Leach

Thelma Maudine Leach, 88, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 25, 2022, in Center, Texas. She was born on April 26, 1934, in Center, Texas, to the late Alton Murphy Sigler and Narnie Lee Byford Sigler. Graveside service will be held at Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County, on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 2pm with Bro. Don Noble officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Sunday, November 27, 2022, beginning at 1PM at Antioch Cemetery. Thelma was born in Shelby County. Her birth was a surprise. She was born just minutes after her twin sister, Velma. She lived most of her life in the Harmony Community in San Augustine, Texas. Thelma was a very gifted individual. She loved sewing, quilting, painting, and wood crafts. She used to say, “if she could draw it, she could build it”. She also enjoyed gardening. She loved the Lord and was a longtime, faithful member of Harmony Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Rushing of Deridder, Louisiana, Rhonda Barlow and husband Jerry of Center, Texas; twin sister, Velma Woodle of Bogota, Texas; grandchildren, Shelia Rushing Burk and husband Jessie of Deridder, Louisiana, Sabrina Causey and husband Cliff of Joaquin; Serina Rushing of Deridder, Louisiana, Marc Leach of San Augustine, Texas; great grandchildren, Alex Goodman, Treasure Chase and husband Earnest, Morgan Rodigue and husband Kurt, Cody Causey, Victoria Rushing, Kylie Rushing, Jazlynn Babin and Travis Hinkle, Victorian Jackson and husband Jacob, Sidney Leach; great great grandchildren, Haylie Goodman, Amora Laird Funeral Home, Inc. Mangum Funeral Home Ozsoy, Abby Chase, Adley Jackson, Kaston Jackson, Levvie Jackson, Anna Hinkle; special friends, Kayla Gunderman; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly. Thelma is preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence "Sid” Leach, RC Scott; parents, Alton and Narnie (Byford) Sigler; son, Clarence Elvin Leach; brothers, Otis Norfleet Sigler, William Henry Sigler; sisters, Wilda Marie Leach Porter, and Mary Helen Blackburn.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

Jon Cleaves Ehman

NAME: Jon Cleaves Ehman                AGE: 85 ADDRESS: LaFayette, Louisiana DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Monday, Nov 21, 2022, LaFayette, Louisiana

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : September 28, 1937, Houston, TX

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Friday, Nov 25, 2022, 1:00pm

PLACE OF SERVICE: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, Nov 25, 2022, 12:00pm-1:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas OFFICATING: Dr. Wayne Barth         

BURIAL: Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

FATHER: George Ehman                     MOTHER: Portia (Cleaves) Ehman OCCUPATION: Oil and Gas Industry

SURVIVED BY: Sons: Keith Ehman of LaFayette, Louisiana Rickey Bryan and wife Mary of Broaddus Grandson: Stoney Bryan and wife Melissa of Broaddus Brother: James Ehman of Houston

**Preceded in death by parents George and Portia Ehman; wife Billie Ehman; Infant daughter Sandra Kay Ehman; sister Judith Funk

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

Ruby E. (Lawson) Hughes

Ruby E. (Lawson) Hughes, 85, of Center, Texas passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022.

A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons funeral home on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 10:00 am. A graveside service will follow at 12:00 pm at Oaklawn Memorial Park, with Brother Charles Williams officiating.

Ruby was born on October 9, 1937 to Hobson and Lela Jones Lawson. She was the ninth of ten children. She attended Center High School and married her high school sweetheart, Charles Paul Hughes. They were married for 63 years. In their later years, if she and Charlie were walking together, they were holding hands. If ever asked why they held hands everywhere they went, they said they were “holding each other up.” They spent most of their days geocaching and exploring during their retirement, including finding caches in every county in the state of Texas. Ruby was a homemaker, gardener, excellent cook, and quilter extraordinaire. Ruby and Charles Paul raised three sons, Mitchell, Charles Leslie, and Paul. She tended the family poultry farm until after their sons were grown. For many years, she worked at the Shelby County Courthouse during elections. She was part of an elite group of quilters at the James Antioch Community Center, which met weekly to hand stitch the quilts that they all made. Throughout her lifetime, she made dozens of quilts, and mostly gave them away to people that she loved and cared about, including at least one for each of her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church for more than 60 years.

Ruby is survived by:

Sons: Mitchell Hughes and wife Deidra Charles (Les) Hughes and wife Susan Paul Hughes and Ann Goff

Grandchildren: Angela Campbell and husband Guy Ginny Bailey and husband Dustin Aron Hughes and wife Jessica Dustin Hughes and wife Sara Austin Hughes Thomas Hughes and wife Emma Grace Hughes

Great Grandchildren: Adelyn, Jack, and Emmy Campbell Trevor and Taygan Bailey Joanna, Henry, Phoebe, and Lydia Hughes Hanson and Charlsie Hughes Harrison and Warren Hughes

Sisters-in-law: Sally Stewart and husband David Wynell Lawson Nadine Lawson Clydia Lawson

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, church family, friends, and special lifelong friends James and Faye Rudd.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Hobson Lawson and Leila Jones Lawson; husband, Charles Hughes; daughter-in-law, Janet Hughes; brothers: Joel, Glenn, Happy, Forriest, Tommy, and Billy Lawson; sisters, Oleta Lawson Cockrell, Mildred Lawson Partlow, and Judy Lawson Carrington, several brothers and sisters-in-law, and father and mother-in-law Paul and Addie B. Hughes.

Pallbearers will be Aron Hughes, Dustin Hughes, Austin Hughes, Thomas Hughes, Guy Campbell, and Dustin Bailey.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org/donate or the James Antioch Community Center c/o Ellen Manning, which may be mailed to 4430 State Hwy 7E, Center, TX 75935.

The family would like to thank the staff at Pine Grove Nursing Center and Affinity Hospice for their care of our mother (and MeMaw).

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

Earline "Bill" Butler Cleveland

NAME: Earline “Bill” Butler Cleveland                     AGE: 89

ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Monday, Nov 21, 2022, San Augustine County, Texas DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : July 24, 1933, San Augustine County, TX

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Saturday, Nov 26, 2022, 11:00am

PLACE OF SERVICE: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, Nov 26, 2022, 10:00am-11:00am

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas OFFICATING: Bro. Gordon Vaughn

BURIAL: Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER: W. W. “Zack” Butler                      MOTHER: Nellie Leola (Phillips) Butler OCCUPATION: Spark Plug builder/Stitt Spark Plug

SURVIVED BY: Sons: Dwight Cleveland and wife Cheryl of San Augustine Dewayne Cleveland of San Augustine Daughter: Darnell Parrish of San Augustine 7 Grandchildren; A host of Great-grandchildren Brothers: Charles Butler and wife Connie, Floyd Butler and wife Mary Ann, Gerald Butler and wife Georgia Sister-in-law: Elaine Butler

**Preceded in death by parents W. W. “Zack” and Nellie Leola Butler; husband Melvin M. Cleveland; Sister Geraldine Monday; Brothers S. J. Butler, Hollis Butler

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

Alvin V. Newton

NAME: Alvin V. Newton                   AGE: 98

ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas 

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

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : September 30, 1924, Bland Lake Community, San Augustine County, TX

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Sunday, Nov 27, 2022, 2:00pm

PLACE OF SERVICE: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, Nov 26, 2022, 5:00pm-8:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas OFFICATING: Bro. Frank Holrath       

BURIAL: Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER: John Robert Newton              MOTHER: Sarah Ann (Horn) Newton OCCUPATION: Carpenter

SURVIVED BY: Daughter: Betty Chambers and husband Lane of San Augustine Sons: Gregory C. Newton and wife Angela of Martinsville Alvin K. Newton and wife Ruth Ann of Beaumont 10 Grandchildren; 17 Great-grandchildren; 11 Great-great-grandchildren

**Preceded in death by parents John and Sarah Newton; beloved wife of 68 years Sybil Newton; Brothers Edward Newton, Carl Newton, Jessie Newton, Glynn Newton, Leonard Newton, Wayne Newton; son-in-law William L. “Bill” McCurry

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

Lloyd Glen Holloway

 

Lloyd Glen Holloway, 82, of Carthage, Texas, passed away on November 13, 2022, in Carthage, Texas. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Details to attend the graveside service will be updated later. Glen was born on December 26, 1939, in San Augustine, Texas, to the late A.L. Holloway and Irene Quinn. He was raised in the Blackjack Community and graduated Chireno High School Class of 1958. It was because of school that he had the privilege of marrying his high school sweetheart, Patsy Jean Balch, on December 3, 1960. Patsy and Glen spent over 20 years together in marriage and to that union they had three wonderful children: Deborah, Stephen, and Wendy. Glen worked as a Diesel mechanic and was just an all-around craftsman. In his older years he found his love for animals and gardening. He loved to sit down and drink coffee while reading his favorite magazines such as Mother Earth’s News, The Farmers Almanac, The Peddler and just the plain old newspaper. He loved spending time with family and friends. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, they were his pride and joy. Time spent with family was time cherished. Glen is survived by his daughters: Wendy Wilburn, husband Jason, and their two kids, Holly Wilburn and Lance Wilburn; Deborah Thompson, husband Gary, and their two kids, Shaun Kirk and wife Cyndi, and Monica Kirk; His brother Robert Holloway and wife Beverly; Brother-in-law Harrell Stewart; Sister-in-law Dorothy Holloway; Great-grandchildren: Ryan, Shelby, and Sasha Kirk; Numerous nieces and nephews; And special friends: Betty Runions, husband Bobby, and their three kids, Tara and boyfriend Rogelio, Mangum Funeral Home Laird Funeral Home, Inc. Kierra, and Nathan; Steven Myers; Mike the mailman; Red, his dog; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly. He is preceded in death by his former wives, Patsy Jean Holloway, Mary Ann Carlton; son, Stephen Duane Holloway; parents, A.L. and Irene Holloway; brother, Wayne Holloway; and sister, Louise Stewart; his dog Willie; and special friend, “Mama B”. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net . Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis Anthony "Tony" Wall

NAME: Curtis Anthony “Tony” Wall                           AGE: 62

ADDRESS: Broaddus, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Thursday, Nov 10, 2022, Broaddus, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : December 15, 1959, San Augustine, TX

DATE / TIME OF MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, Nov 19, 2022, 2:00pm

PLACE OF SERVICE: First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: N/A                  PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A OFFICATING: Dr. Wayne Barth              BURIAL: N/A

FATHER: William Jerry Wall                  MOTHER: Murline (Carrell) Wall OCCUPATION: Manager

SURVIVED BY: Wife: Tisha Wall of Broaddus Son: Michael Anthony and wife Lacey of Lufkin Daughter: Hanna Josette Wall of Broaddus Parents: Jerry and Murline Wall Sister: Cindy Woodard and husband Dwight Brothers: Alan Wall and wife Tammy, Danny Wall Grandchildren: Nash Harrison Wall, Kollyns Klaire Wall

**Preceded in death by grandparents Robert Andrew and Sally (Wood) Wall And Mitchell and Mary (Townsend) Carrell.

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

Rafelita "Rachel" Bragg

NAME: Rafelita “Rachel” Bragg       AGE: 68

ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Sunday, Nov 6, 2022, Lufkin, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : January 22, 1954, Beeville, TX

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Thursday, Nov 10, 2022, 11:00am

PLACE OF SERVICE: Trinity Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Thursday, Nov 10, 2022, 9:30am-11:00am

PLACE OF VISITATION: Trinity Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

OFFICATING: Bro. Don Lofton       BURIAL: Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas FATHER: Freddy Coronado              MOTHER: Alvina (Tapia)

OCCUPATION: Retail Manager

SURVIVED BY: Sons: Robert Emerson and wife Kelly of Broaddus Christopher Emerson of Broaddus Brothers: Gabriel Elizalde and wife Melissa of Broaddus Freddy Coronado of Nacogdoches Sister: Mary Sanchez and husband Manuel of Lubbock 5 Grandchildren; 5 Great-grandchildren

**Preceded in death by mother Alvina Elizalde and her husband Santos; father Freddy Coronado; husband Bryan L. Bragg; sister Yolanda Coronado

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

Kenneth Wayne Bennefield

NAME: Kenneth Wayne Bennefield                           AGE: 88

ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Friday, Nov 4, 2022, Nacogdoches, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : August 12, 1934, San Augustine, TX

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022, 2:00pm

PLACE OF SERVICE: White Rock Baptist Church, San Augustine County, Texas DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, Nov 7, 2022, 5:00pm-8:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas OFFICATING: Bro. Mike Belgard           

BURIAL: Corinth Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER: Wesley Hercie Bennefield        MOTHER: Bonnie Lee (Alms) Bennefield OCCUPATION: Logging

SURVIVED BY: Children: Kerry Bennefield and wife Dana of San Augustine Steven Bennefield of San Augustine Tammy Whitton and husband Jeremy of Joaquin Robert Bennefield of San Augustine

**Preceded in death by parents Wesley and Bonnie Bennefield; Wife Janett Bennefield

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

Kellen E. Arnold

Kellen E. Arnold, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2022, in Joaquin.

As per his wishes, he will be cremated and a private family committal will be held at a later time.

Born January 11, 1940, Kellen is the son of Vera Caraway Arnold and Tony Arnold. He served in the United States Army from January 1957 to December 1959. On September 30, 1961, Kellen married the love of his life, Mary Lois Molley. Kellen worked for 50 years as a heavy equipment operator both in Joliet, Illinois and wherever jobs were available. He was a member of IUOE Local 150 in Illinois for 55 years and also Mazon Masonic Lodge #826 in Mazon, Illinois for 50 years. Kellen most recently attended Shelbyville United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Arnold of Joaquin; daughter, Joan M. White and husband Terry of Minooka, Illinois; sons, James L. Arnold and wife Colleen of Minooka, Illinois and Kellen E. Arnold II and wife Madonna of Mazon, Illinois; grandsons, Travis White, Tristen Arnold, Ryan Arnold, Kellen Arnold III, Joseph Arnold; sisters, Willie Ann Arnold of Henderson and Winnie Lois Webb of Overton; brother, Billie D. Arnold of Joaquin and many other relatives. Preceded in death by mother, Vera Arnold; father, Tony Arnold; brothers, J.T. Arnold, Joe B. Arnold, and D.L. “Tucker” Arnold; sister, Wanda J. McNiel; and infant sister, Abigail.

A special thanks to Mandy Owens for her loving care.

Memorial donations may be made to Mazon Lodge #826 Scholarship Fund, PO Box 103, Braceville, Illinois 60407, Illinois Masonic Outreach Services, 2866 Via Verde, Springfield, Illinois 62703, or Affinity Hospice, 2708 S Medford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

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

Larry Wayne Howard

On Sunday October 23rd, 2022, Larry Wayne Howard went to his Heavenly home. He was a loving husband, and father of five children, and had multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born in Dallas Texas on October 16th, 1948. He served his country in the Army, and was stationed in Germany, where he lived with his wife and son. He graduated from W.W Samuel High School, and attended technical school and received an associate’s degree in drafting.  He also attended Southwestern Assemblies of God Bible college. Larry is best known for his loving and kind heart, and his desire to serve God. He was in the ministry for over 40 years and served as an evangelist, missionary, and pastor. He is survived by his loving wife Connie, whom he referred to as his soulmate and forever sweetheart. He often remarked that they got married young and grew up together, his son Gary and wife Jessica, son Steven, daughter Darla and husband Chad, daughter Cheryl and husband Vernon, and daughter Christina and husband Lonnie. He loved and adored his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. Services for Larry will be held at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center Texas on Saturday, October 29th at 2:00. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com

Mary Ruth Warr Scates

Mary Ruth Warr Scates, 73, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Salem Cemetery in Shelby County with Bobby Warr officiating.

Born December 2, 1948, Mary is the daughter of Liddie “Lid” Luman Warr and Earnest Green Warr.

She is survived by her husband, Harry Scates of Center; son, Larry Scates and April of Center; grandchildren, Aaron Scates and Connor Scates; sister, Betty Prior and Travis of Longview; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Liddie “Lid” Luman Warr and Earnest Green Warr; and brothers and sisters, Noah Velt Warr, Florene “Cricket” Vandergriff, Billy Warr, E.C. Warr, L.C. Warr, Bobby Warr, Ruby Smith, Homer Warr, Shirley Nethery, and Freddy Warr.

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

Billie Mae Colwell

NAME: Billie Mae Colwell                         AGE: 99

ADDRESS: Broaddus, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Monday, Oct 24, 2022, Broaddus, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : July 23, 1923, New Somerfield, TX

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Friday, Oct 28, 2022, 2:00pm

PLACE OF SERVICE: First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, Oct 28, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

OFFICATING: Bro. Huey Mixon, Dr. Wayne Barth

BURIAL: Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER: Nathan Burness Ham               MOTHER: Bertie (McBrayer) Ham OCCUPATION: Educator

SURVIVED BY: Daughters: Virginia Kott and husband Randy Billy Lynne Davis and husband Larry Davis Grandchildren: Lisa Kott & Toby Shults, John Colwell & Chandee Kott, Holly Lynne Davis, Shane Edward & Maria Davis 9 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild

**Preceded in death by parents Nathan and Bertie Ham; husband John D. Colwell

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

Cathryn Watson Hall

Cathryn Watson Hall

July 17, 1937 – October 18, 2022

Cathryn “Cathy” Watson Hall, 85, left this earth early Tuesday morning, October 18, 2022, on her journey to join her beloved husband, Hershel Floyd Hall, in Heaven.

Cathryn was proceeded in death by her parents Clyde and Elizabeth Watson; grandparents Tom and Minnie Watson; brothers Dr. Thomas J. Watson and Eugene “Gene” Watson; and step mother Loyce Watson.

Cathryn is survived by her stepchildren Doak Hall, Kim Allen and husband David; granddaughters McKenna and Jamie; grandson Ronnie Sorters and his wife Erica; great grandson Cole; step sister Sandy Hudspeth and step brother Raymond Jimmerson along with many cousins and a host of friends. Two of her special friends are Debby Voorhies and Ron Mercer.

Cathryn was born in Center, Texas and was a graduate of the class of 1955 at Center High School. After obtaining her teaching degree, she taught for over 35 years in the Brazoria area schools. She taught history and traveled and coached the cheerleaders for many years.

Cathryn and Floyd were very active in the community and participated in the annual trail rides until their health no longer allowed them to do so. In the last few years her sweet cats, Cleo, Romeo and Precious offered her a world of companionship.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 at Restwood Funeral Home (1038 West Plantation Dr., Clute, Texas 77531) followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.

She will then be taken to Center, Texas for her final resting place. A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, October 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park (1552 State Hwy 7 E., Center, Texas 75935). Everyone is invited to attend lunch following the service at the JOI Ranch (5198 FM 2026, Tenaha, Texas 75974).

Glenn Arthur Phillips

NAME: Glenn Arthur Phillips                         AGE: 81

ADDRESS: Hemphill, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Monday, Oct 24, 2022, Hemphill, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : September 24, 1941, Many, LA

DATE / TIME OF GRAVESERVICE: Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022, 3:30pm

PLACE OF SERVICE: Plainview Cemetery, Pineland, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: N/A  PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A

OFFICATING: Bro. T. A. Lane             

BURIAL: Plainview Cemetery, Pineland, Texas

FATHER: George Washington Phillips        MOTHER: Winnie Lee (Livingston) Phillips

OCCUPATION: Welder

SURVIVED BY: Sisters: Libby Jones, Georgia Phillips Brother: Willie Phillips Brother-in-law: Earl White Sister-in-law: Helen White Cousins: Jimmy Phillips, Shorty Phillips Beloved Fur Baby: “Sassy” Numerous Nieces and Nephews **Preceded in death by parents George and Winnie Phillips; wife Johnnie Phillips; Brothers Earl Phillips, Hershell Phillips; sister Rachel Phillips; Brothers-in-law: Bobby White, Burl White; sister-in-law Jean White, Mary Ann 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

Jimmie McLemore

NAME: Jimmie McLemore                    AGE: 84

ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022, San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : February 7, 1938, Grapeland,

TX DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Friday, Oct 21, 2022, 1:00pm

PLACE OF SERVICE: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Thursday, Oct 20, 2022, 6:00pm-8:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas OFFICATING: Michael McLemore, Phillip Strong, Tyrone Spencer

BURIAL: Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER: James W. Adams                     MOTHER: Gertrude (Lemmon) Adams OCCUPATION: Teacher

SURVIVED BY: Husband of 64 years: Dr. Henry E. “Doc” McLemore of San Augustine Sons: Clay McLemore and wife Kathy of Hallsville Michael McLemore and wife Gwyneth of Huntsville, Alabama Marty McLemore and wife Karen of San Augustine 6 Grandchildren: 10 Great-grandchildren

**Preceded in death by parents James and Gertrude Adams; son Kristopher McLemore

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

Kaitlyn Simone Hewitt

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral services for Kaitlyn Simone Hewitt (17) of Center, Texas. Kaitlyn died on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Willis Knighton South in Shreveport, Louisiana. Kaitlyn was born to the late Jerry Dewayne Hewitt and the late Karaline Ann Suell-Hewitt on October 21, 2004. Kaitlyn attended Center High School and was in her senior year. Kaitlyn participated with the girls' tennis team. Kaitlyn’s hobbies included watching soccer and participating in the Culinary Arts Department at Center High School. Go Riders! Funeral service will be on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ located 908 Daniels Street Center, Texas 75935. Elder Cleon Williams Sr of Lilly of the Valley Church of God in Christ will be officiating.

Kaitlyn Hewitt is survived by:

Grandmother: Mrs. Shirley Suell of Center, Texas

Grandfather: Mr. Jimmy Earl Hewitt of Shelbyville, Texas

Brothers: Andre’ Suell of Ft. Worth, Texas; Corwin Suell of Indiana; Derrick Gardner of Houston, Texas; Eric Gardner of Center, Texas; and Cortez Cartwright of Dallas, Texas Uncles: Gary Suell (Pamula) of Center, Texas; James Earl Hewitt (Gloria) of Shelbyville, Texas; Charles Hewitt (Sherinka) of Shelbyville, Texas; and Billy Sr. (Pauline) of Shelbyville, Texas

Aunts: Marcia Jones (Julius) of Riverview, Florida; Debbie Suell-Tanner of Nacogdoches, Texas; and Jennifer Suell-Ingram (Larry) of Center, Texas

Great Uncle: Oscar Suell of Houston, Texas

Great Aunts: Kay McCoy of Dallas, Texas; Myrna Williams of Melissa, Texas; Gloria Adams of Houston, Texas; and Ella Ree Thomas of Dallas, Texas

Balloon Release: In remembrance of Kaitlyn Hewitt’s 18th birthday, there will be a balloon release at Center High School approximately 11:30 AM on Friday, October 21, 2022.

Visiting: Friday, October 21, 2022, at Hicks Chapel 1:00 PM-7:00 PM

Committal: Westview Cemetery

Repass: Pinewoods Outreach Center Center, 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

Inga Yvonne Lout

Inga Yvonne Lout, 68, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2022, in Shelbyville.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at Noon. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born July 12, 1954, Inga is the daughter of Billie and Bryan Bell. She loved to read. Inga was a member of Center First United Pentecostal Church in Center.

She is survived by her son, Roy Eric Sicko of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Jackson Wayne Holloway, Heaven Annyson Metcalf, and Allyson Louise Bolton; also, a host of friends.

Preceded in death by daughters, Sunny Ann Sicko, Angel Lorrine Lout, and Brandi Lynn Lout; and parents, Billie and Bryan Bell. Pallbearers will be Dillon Porter, Cody Porter, Roy Eric Sicko, Jackson Lane Holloway, Luke Metcalf, and Clint Crocker.

Wondale Elvin Harvey

NAME: Wondale Elvin Harvey                     AGE: 95

ADDRESS: Broaddus, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Sunday, Oct 16, 2022, Broaddus, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : April 3, 1927, San Augustine County, TX

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Thursday, Oct 20 2022, 11:00am

PLACE OF SERVICE: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Thursday, Oct 20, 2022, 10:00am-11:00am

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas OFFICATING: Stephen Wiggins, Mike Beard

BURIAL: Harvey Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

FATHER: Elvin Elias Harvey                     MOTHER: Hester (Coleman) Harvey OCCUPATION: Farming, Ranching

SURVIVED BY: Children: Pam Sprague of Zavalla Gwen Edwards and husband Troy of Henderson Russell Harvey and wife Tony of Broaddus 8 Grandchildren; 16 Great-grandchildren; 3 Great-great-grandchildren

**Preceded in death by parents Elvin and Hester Harvey; wife Sybil Harvey; sister-in-law Roland Sprague; sisters Juanice Beard, Christelle Wall

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

Lydia Cossette Martin

Lydia Cossette Martin, 86, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022, in Lufkin.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born March 20, 1936, in Center, Lydia is the daughter of Roxie Jackson Porter and Hubbard Porter. She loved bingo, the Dallas Cowboys, and her dog, Abbey.

She is survived by her children, David Martin and Donna of Logansport, Louisiana; Charlene Fowler and Larry of Lufkin, Charles Martin and Tiny Wells of Joaquin, James Martin and Melanie of Logansport, Louisiana; Teri Byrd and Michael of Joaquin, and Claudette Kendrick and Lane Pridgen of Joaquin; grandchildren, Brandon Martin, Joey Kendrick, Michelle McKim, Elizabeth McCarty, Brad Kendrick, Chris Kendrick, Amanda Fowler, Alexis Byrd, Emily Byrd, Michalla Byrd, Dillon Martin, Megan Evans, Heather Martin, Stephen Key, Kathy Foley, Amie Graham, Angela Farrington, D.J. Martin, Denvor Martin, and Bryan Martin; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband, Charles Martin; parents, Roxie Jackson Porter and Hubbard Porter; four sisters; and 2 brothers. Pallbearers will be Brad Kendrick, Chris Kendrick, Brandon Martin, Edward Barber, Dillon Martin, and Denvor Martin.

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

Morris Wayne Brown

 

Morris Wayne Brown was born November 23, 1938 to Hugh Brown and Ima Brown Furlow in Huxley, Texas. He went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rusty Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Morris retired from AT&& after 33 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Old Spanish Trail Ride from 1957 to his death. He served as Trail Boss from 1980 until his death. He was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock and Rodeo serving on several committees. Morris’s life was his family and his trail ride family. He was a diehard Joaquin Ram’s fan. He graduated from Joaquin Class of 1957. He loved the University of Texas Longhorns. He joined the army in December of that year serving his country for 3 years.

Proceeded in death by his infant daughter, Father Hugh Brown, Mother Ima Brown Furlow, Step Father Ed Furlow, Sister Carla Adkison, Brother Ricky Brown, Brother in law Harold Lee, nephew Billy Watson. Special Cousin Dan Duncan. Maternal Grandparents Dode Duncan, Lona Duncan, Paternal Grandparents Leonard and Velma Brown. His very special friend Thomas Harvey.

Left to cherish is memory is wife and best friend Sally Brown.

Children: Tim Brown and wife Tammy

Shannon Lowe and husband Mac

Douglas King, Jr and fiancé Brittaney Aaron

Grandchildren: Desare Emigh and husband Mitchell

Dalton Wheless and girlfriend Lexi Smith

Preslie King, Cody Aaron, and Blake Aaron

Bailey Rabalais

Austin Rabalais and wife Angel

Darren Lowe and wife Abbey

Jace Lowe and wife Mackenzie Lowe

Special grandson Adam Mason and wife Sterling.

Multiple great grandchildren

Sisters: Beth Brown Lee

Debbie Brown Gamble and husband Herman

Brother: Butch Brown and wife Mary

Serving as pallbearers: Darrell Withers

John Bell

Adam Mason

Austin Rabalais

Tony Yang

Honorary Pallbearers:

Board of Directors and Members of the Old Spanish Trail Ride

Donut Shop Gang

 

Mask are not required, but recommended. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com Dalton Wheless

Pamela Bounds

Pamela Bounds, 75, of Frisco, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022, in Plano. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Visitation will begin at 11:00. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born January 26, 1947, she lived a life of love and service. Her hallmark was loving the Lord, His Word, and being a beloved daughter of the King of Kings! She loved her husband, children, and grandchildren more than words can convey. She valued educating young people in excellence through their everyday schoolwork and lives.

Survived by her son, Phil Bounds; daughter, Mishea Davis; daughter-in-law, Shanda Bounds; grandchildren, Kayman Bounds, Kingsley Bounds, Ayden Davis, Hannah Bounds, and Caden Bounds; brother, Chris Head; and sister, Cynthia Butler.

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

Justin Lynn McSwain

Justin Lynn McSwain, 37, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022, in Center. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dathan Tipton and Brandon Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born April 7, 1985, in Nacogdoches, Justin was the son of Donna Marie Moore McSwain and Ronnie Lynn McSwain. Justin graduated from Center High School in 2003. He enjoyed the outdoors – hunting and fishing. He was incredibly smart and so talented at welding and tinkering on his many trucks and projects. He loved his family so deeply and loved spending time with them – especially with his boys. He cared about his siblings so much and was very protective of them. Growing up he was always so energetic and happy and full of life and ambition. When he was a kid, he had a bag full of drawings and plans for their clubhouse they built. He was fearless and tough, a leader. He was also fiercely competitive and naturally good at anything and everything he did.

He is survived by his sons, Caleb McSwain, Jasper McSwain, and Jeffrey McSwain; their mother, Amanda McSwain; dad, Ronnie McSwain; brother, Jake and wife Kyrsten McSwain; sisters, Jennifer and husband Sean Watson, Julie McSwain and James Holt, and Jessi McSwain; nieces and nephews, Laina, Noah, Emerson, Audrey, Clayton, and Kason; grandmother, Mildred McSwain; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by mother, Donna McSwain; grandparents, Waymon Moore and Janette Colvin Moore Byrd; and grandfather, James Lee McSwain. Pallbearers will be Ryan Harding, Cory Young, Sean Watson, AJ McSwain, Payton McSwain, Marcus Adkinson, and Randall Gilchrist. Honorary pallbearers will be cousins.

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

Emma Anita Bennett

NAME: Emma Anita Bennett                           AGE: 87

ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Sunday, Oct 9, 2022, Nacogdoches, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : January 7, 1935, Middlesboro, KY, Bell County

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Friday, Oct 14, 2022, 11:30am

PLACE OF SERVICE: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, San Augustine County, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, Oct 14, 2022, 11:00am-11:30am

PLACE OF VISITATION: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, San Augustine County, Texas

OFFICATING: Bro. Randy Mills 

BURIAL: Shiloh Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER: William McLain Pratt           MOTHER: Annie Roberta (Satterfield) OCCUPATION: Bookkeeper

SURVIVED BY: Children: Patricia Grissom of Nacogdoches Victoria Huss of San Augustine Robert Bennett of Franklin, Indiana Karen Gorby of North Salem, Indiana Amanda Jones of San Augustine James Bennett of San Augustine Sister: Pollena Akin Longtime Friends: Nancy Matlock, Barbara Cunningham A host grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren **Preceded in death by parents WM and Annie Pratt; husband Harvey Bennett; Brother William Bill Pratt; Son Willie Bennett

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

Margaret Ann (Miller) Aiken

NAME: Margaret Ann (Miller) Aiken                AGE: 74

ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : February 27, 1950, San Augustine, TX

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022, 10:00am

PLACE OF SERVICE: San Augustine County Cowboy Church, San Augustine, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas OFFICATING: Bro. Chris Burris           

BURIAL: Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER: Nolan Miller                         MOTHER: Marge (Lewis) Miller

OCCUPATION: Texas Dept. of Human Services

SURVIVED BY: Husband: Gary Aiken of San Augustine Step-son: Chris Aiken Brother: Lewis Nolan Miller and wife Susie of Pearland Sister-in-law: Barbara Miller Nephews: John David Miller Jr. and wife Bonnie of San Augustine Ben Miller and wife Jade of San Augustine Nieces: Sabrina Miller Taylor and husband Bill Lisa Carol Miller Story Great-Nieces-Nephews: Shelby McInturf, Joe & Sarah Blankship, Sadie, Maggie & Ashley Miller Special Friend: Celeste Lacy

**Preceded in death by parents Nolan and Marge Miller; brother John David Miller Sr.

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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