Obituaries

Evelyn J Osby

 Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Evelyn J Osby (72) of Center, Texas. Mrs. Osby died on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Garrison Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Garrison, Texas.      Mrs. Osby was born to the late Ralph Mann and Christine Norris Mann in Center, Texas on October 6, 1949.     Graveside service will be on Saturday, January 22, 2022, immediately following the committal of Linda Allen.   Elder Jonwesley Gatlin will be officiating. 

Mrs. Osby is survived by:

Son:  Patrick V. Osby of Federal Way, Washington 

Daughter:  Tomeka Moody (Kenneth) of Timpson, Texas 

Grandchildren:  Derrick Osby, Jawan Osby, Isaiah White, and Sean White

Brother:  Charles Mann of California 

Sisters:  Helen Goodwin of Center, Texas 

Brother-in-law:  Gwen Allen Center, Texas 

Visitation:  On January 21, 2022, at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Committal:  Westview Cemetery 

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

Jean Forrest

Jean Forrest, 76, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County with visitation one hour prior at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born March 21, 1945, Jean is the daughter of Merline Brittain and Pershing Sherrod.  She retired as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after twenty years.

She is survived by her nephew, Shannon Sherrod and Melissa of Chireno; sister-in-law, Sandra Wilson and Marcus of Center; and great niece, Christina Hernandez and Roger of Lufkin.

Preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Forrest; and brothers, Johnny Sherrod and Wayne Sherrod.

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

Roger Clifton Weaver Sr

Roger Clifton Weaver Sr., 69, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in Tyler.

His wishes were to be cremated.

Born October 30, 1952, Roger is the son of Elizabeth Pierce and Elmer Weaver. 

He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Smith and John of Center; grandchildren, Jessica Clark and Ray, Aaron Weaver and Candace Scruggs, Justin Smith and wife Krystal, Matthew Smith, and Logan Smith; great grandchildren, Levi Smith, October Smith, Aaron Weaver Jr., Paisley Smith, Hunter Clark, Acelynn Weaver Clark, and Leonard Hernandez; sister, Nelda Johnson of Houston; and brother, Billy Weaver of Tennessee.

Preceded in death by son, Roger Clifton Weaver Jr.; parents, Elizabeth Pierce and Elmer Weaver; brothers, Ronnie Weaver, Gary Weaver, and Eugene Weaver; and sisters, Margaret Burris and Carolyn Ridden.

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

Linda C Allen

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral services for Mrs.  Linda Allen (76) of Center, Texas. Mrs. Allen died on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.     Mrs. Allen was born to the late Ralph Mann and Christine Norris Mann in Tatum, Texas on July 25, 1945.    Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Mt Zion CME Church at 2:00 PM.   Rev. Richard Edwards will be officiating. 

Mrs. Allen is survived by:

Son:  Antonio Deon (Denise) Allen of Nacogdoches, Texas 

Daughter:  Loura (David) Hunt of Nacogdoches, Texas 

Grandchildren:  Andrea Pleasant of Katy, Texas, Koby Pleasant of Tenaha, Texas, and Marlo Allen of Nacogdoches, Texas

Great-grandchildren:  Zy’Keis Fields, Kaden Fields, Mar-Keith Mergerson, Ce-Riyah Fowler, and Keviana Moody. 

Brother:  Charles Mann of California 

Sisters:  Helen Goodwin and Evelyn Osby of Center, Texas 

Visitation:  On January 21,  2022, at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Committal:  Westview Cemetery 

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

Jerry Michael Green

Jerry Michael Green, 72, of Center, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  A cremation will follow.

Born May 27, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jerry is the son of Ida Grace O’Donnell and Luther Ruby Green.  He retired from the City of Center.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and teaching his grandkids about wildlife.  Jerry was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Evon Green of Center; children, Peggy Green of Center, Patricia Green Wright and husband Buddy of Center, Tina Smith and husband Josh of Hemphill, and John Green of Center; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Stephenson of Timpson and Barbara Guch of Quitman; also, numerous nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Ida Grace O’Donnell and Luther Ruby Green; great granddaughter, Ariel Williams; and sisters, Peggy Allison and Maxine Bradshaw.

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

Wardlow Lane II

Wardlow Lane II, age 81, died Thursday, January 13, 2022, following a lengthy illness.

Wardlow was born October 27, 1940, to Sam W. Lane, Sr. and Irene Childs Lane, who predeceased him. He grew up in Austin, Texas, and was a 1958 graduate of Austin High School. He spent many summers in Center, TX, visiting his uncle, Judge Wardlow Lane, and aunt, Lois Lane. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1967, and practiced law in federal and state courts in Texas and Colorado.  

 

After graduating from law school, Wardlow served as Assistant Attorney General during the administration of Texas Attorney General John L. Hill. In 1974, Wardlow was part of a team that, at the behest of state tax collectors, filed a lawsuit demanding payment of delinquent entertainment taxes. This led Willie Nelson, at his next performance in Austin, to display a homemade “Impeach Hill” banner in protest.  Recognizing he couldn’t know everything 110 attorneys were doing, Hill used this incident to announce what became known as the “John Hill Rule” in the Attorney General’s office: “…if we sue Dolph Briscoe, Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew, Darrell Royal, or Willie Nelson, I want to know about it.” Hill, Stromberger, et. al, John Hill for the State of Texas: My Years as Attorney General (2008) at 130.

In 1975, Wardlow and his family moved to Center, where he opened his law practice on Church Street. Among other clients, he served as attorney for the City of Center.  Wardlow later relocated to and opened a law practice in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, where he also served as City Attorney.  

Wardlow retired from the practice of law in 2010, returned to Center, and remained a life-long learner, reader, and traveler. He was known to say that “if you stopped learning, you stopped living.” Despite an early interest in table tennis, his real love was snow skiing and being in the mountains. Wardlow combined his love of skiing, family, and friends, by organizing several ski trips to Colorado. Wardlow also loved football season and watching his favorite team, the Texas Longhorns!

Wardlow is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda Bell Lane, and four adult children: Wardlow Lane III (Catherine Mallory) of Center, TX;
Lauren Lane of Grapevine, TX;
Aleshia Fife (Keith) of Gaithersburg, MD; and
Mark Massey (Wendy) of Kemah, TX.

Known as Granddad or WaWa, Wardlow is survived by 14 grandchildren -- Jared Lane, Cole Lane, Landry Lane, Jacob Lane, David Vazquez, Allana Gallant, Jackson Fife, Harrison Massey, Savannah Massey, Hunter Massey, Colton Massey, Conrad Keaton, Sydney Keaton, Blair Keaton; and two great grandchildren -- Kaydence Lane and Hudson Lane.

Wardlow is also survived by his brother, Sam W. Lane, Jr. (Frances).

Funeral arrangements are being managed by Watson and Sons Funeral Home, 1554 TX-7, Center, Texas. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Friday evening, January 21, 2022, from 5 to 7 pm, at Watson & Sons. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery in Center, Texas.


The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, TX  75935.

Janet Shofner Wilburn

Janet Shofner Wilburn, 63, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Nacogdoches after a brief battle with cancer. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Oaklawn Cemetery with Brother Hayden Wilkes presiding. A private family viewing will be held at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service in the Watson & Sons chapel. 

 

Born November 16, 1958, in Center, to the late James Richard and Rosa Vaugh Shofner, Janet came along a short year and eight days after her sister, Deb. They were the best of friends and could always be found together, even in later life. Janet was a long-time member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, where she had served many years as a Sunday school teacher and assistant secretary. Her love for Jesus and her church was followed closely by her fierce love for her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling and seeing all of God’s glorious creations with her family, being outside, and most of all, riding her lawnmower. 

 

She is survived by: 

 

Daughters

Misty Wilburn of Center

Micah Wilburn Youngblood of Center

 

Grandson, and love of her life

Guner Youngblood of Center 

 

Mother

Rosa Vaughn Shofner of Center

 

Sister and brother-in-law

Deb Shofner Johnson and Darrell of Center 

 

Sister-in-law and brother-in-law

Yolanda Wilburn Davis and Lynn of Center 

 

Sister-in-law

Debbie Nutt of Prague, Oklahoma 

 

Honorary sister and brother-in-law

Linda Livingston Dawson and Chester, of Center

 

As well as a host of dearly loved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

 

She is preceded in death by: 

Husband of 34 years, Mike Wilburn 

 

Father, James Richard Shofner

Father-in-law, Bobby Henry Wilburn

 

Mothers-in-law, Yvonne Holt Wilburn and Cora Nutt Wilburn

 

Brothers-in-law, Steve Wilburn and David Nutt

 

Sister-in-law, Cynthia Nutt Lawson

 

Pallbearers are Guner Youngblood, Rex Johnson, David Butler, Rhett Butler, Kyle Warner, Ryan Wilburn, Wade Lawson, Matt Lawson, Matt Foster, and Cody Nutt. 

 

Honorary pallbearers are Chester Dawson, Bubba Bell, Boo Kline, Ricky Livingston, Chris Link, Ryan Hudspeth, Bubba Parker, Trey Parker, and Bolt Parker.

 

A special thanks goes to Dr. Rachel Cline, the staff of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the staff of Nacogdoches Medical Center. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Providence Missionary Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or the charity of your choice. 

Daniel Jay Miller

Daniel Jay Miller, 70, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2021, in Tenaha.

Private family memorial will be held.

Born April 14, 1951, in Bowling Green, Ohio, Daniel is the son of Helen Engle and Carl Miller.  He worked for GMC and was most recently a member of First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Cohn and Mary Dodson and Travis Brisco; son-in-law, Richard Cohn; grandchildren, Chase Dodson and Megan Dodson; sister, Louise Rosati; and several nieces.

Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Helen Miller; and brothers, Bill and Jon Miller.

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

James L Nickerson

 

James Nickerson of Center Texas passed on January 14, 2022. Born January 14, 1945 in Center 

 

Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 1 PM at Sid Roberts Chapel , 3535 SE Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches Tx 75961 

 

Pastor Roger Johnson of Dallas will be the Eulogist

Charles "Bud" Matlock

Charles “Bud” Matlock, 59, of Center, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior.  Interment will follow at Helpenstell Cemetery in Garrison.

Born September 25, 1962, in San Jacinto, Bud is the son of Charles William Matlock and Edwina Jones Matlock.  He loved guns, hunting, fishing, and playing with his grandkids.  Bud was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather Matlock and Dustin King; son, Cody Matlock and Jill; grandchildren, Harley Eshliman, Johnny Eshliman, Tessa Eshliman, and Ethan Matlock; sister, Susan and Danny West; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Jimmy Moore and Ashley and Liam Hill; also, a host of friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Charles William Matlock and Edwina Jones Matlock; brother, Russell Matlock; and mother of his children, Terressa Matlock Shields.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Moore, Luther Bradshaw, Justin McGuire, Cody Matlock, Dustin King, Hugh Pope, Jeremy Pope, and Bradley Waller.  Honorary pallbearer will be Jimmy Earl Moore.

A special thank you to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.

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

Mrs. Agnes Johnson

Mrs. Agnes Johnson, 80 of Shelbyville, Texas passed on Monday January 10, 2022 in Nacogdoches, Tx

 

Graveside Services  for Mrs. Johnson will be Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1 PM at Rathers Cemetery in Shelbyville Tx with Dr. Freddie D. Wilson Eulogist 

 

Public Viewing will be Friday January 14, 2022 at Sid Roberts Funeral Home 2PM-6Pm 

3535 SE Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches Tx 75961

Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith, 74, of Timpson, passed away Monday, December 20, 2021, in Waco.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Born April 14, 1947, Kenny is the son of Sarah Mills and Marcus Smith.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree and made a career in the insurance industry.  Kenny enjoyed being outdoors, especially with his horses.

Survivors include his son, Joseph Steinke and wife Lorrin of Belton; and grandson, Beckett Steinke of Belton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Sarah Mills and Marcus Smith.

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

Alice Crane Brooks

Ms. Alice Crane Brooks 72, of San Augustine, Tx Passed on January 8, 2022 in San Augustine Texas.  Services will be Saturday January 15, 2022 at 3 PM at Reed Chapel Baptist Church 

Rev. Rhonda Christopher, Eulogist 

Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas. 

 

Viewing will be Friday, January 14, 2022 from 2pm-6pm at Sid Roberts Funeral Home 

3535 SE Stallings Dr. 

Nacogdoches Texas 75961

Leonard Darnell "L.D." Eaves

Leonard Darnell “L.D.” Eaves, 85, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard and Dr. Jack Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born January 20, 1936, L.D. is the son of Hugh Artist Eaves and Edith Elmira Sigler Eaves.  His hobbies included fishing and hunting.  L.D. also loved to fly.  He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center and First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Melba Lyles Eaves of Center; daughters, Rhonda Fausett and Glenn of Center and Shelly Hudspeth and Henry of Center; grandchildren, Adam Fausett and Emily of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jacob Hudspeth of Seguin, Sheri Fausett of Ft. Worth, Kalob Hudspeth of Center, and Kade Hudspeth of Center; sisters, Sylvia Snider of Center, Leola Brittain of Arkansas, Gwen Cravey and Billy of Center, and Lisa Bingenheimer and Bill of Center; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Pat and Charles Hall, Jim Kasper, Latresser and Ortega Cartwright, Malcolm Weston, Carol and Mike Skinner, and Charles Spann; also a host of other friends.

Preceded in death by parents, Hugh Artist Eaves and Edith Elmira Sigler Eaves; and granddaughter, Amber Fausett.

Pallbearers will be Adam Fausett, Jacob Hudspeth, Kalob Hudspeth, Kade Hudspeth, Glenn Fausett, and Henry Hudspeth. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hall, Jim Kasper, Ortega Cartwright, Malcolm Weston, Mike Skinner, Charles Spann, and Maxie Eaves.

A special thanks to DCI Center nurses, Center ER staff, and a special thank you to the staff of MD Anderson ICU.

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

Jason Maurice Fulbright

 

Jason Maurice Fulbright, 50, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at New Life Church in Center.  Bro. Steve Noble and Landon Oliver will officiate.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Born August 17, 1971, in Haywood County, Waynesville, North Carolina, Jason is the son of the late Danny Coleman Fulbright and Bunita Fulbright Nicolau of Clever, MO. For 13 years, Jason owned J&B Donut Factory in Center and later founded Intelligent Concepts which later became Intelligent Computer Concepts. His hobbies included fishing, playing guitar, learning new music, and spending time with his family. Jason was a member of New Life Church in Center, where he was Praise and Worship Leader.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Barbara Simmons Fulbright of Center; daughters, Destini and Taylor Jones of Springfield, MO, Mariah and Devin Dowling of Center, and Ashley and Taylor Hudspeth of Center; grandchildren, Bentyn and Mikki Jones, Alli and Asher Dowling; mother, Bunita Fulbright Nicolau and Erwin of Clever, MO; brothers, Jeremiah and Bradford Fulbright of Longview, TX; aunts, Marlene and Bob Ashton of Weeki Wachee, FL and Diana and Bob Berg of Campobello, SC; fathers-in-law, Joe Simmons of Springfield, MO and Dennis Jennings and wife Patti of Tyler, TX.

Preceded in death by grandparents, Maurice and Juanita Trull and Jack Fulbright and Willie Perez; mother-in-law, Sandra Davis.

Pallbearers will be Ron Belanger, Phil Hennigan, Dwayne Bomar, Jeremy Evans, Tom Dramburger, and Eric Partlow.  Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Fulbright, Jeremiah Fulbright, Taylor Jones, Devin Dowling, Taylor Hudspeth, and Mike Belgard.

Memorial donations can be made to the music ministry at New Life Church in Center.

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

Harlon Kenneth Vail

In loving memory of Harlon Kenneth Vail (also Papa, Poppop, Uncle V) who passed away January 4, 2022, in Denton, Texas, at the age of 68. 

Funeral service will be held 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior.  Chad Hussey will officiate.  Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelby County.

He was born May 28, 1953, in Center, Texas. 

Preceded in death by his beloved mother, Sadie Briggie Vail; father, Jessie Belton Vail; siblings, Rafael Vail, William Vail, Leonard Vail, Lillie Killen, Jessie Vail, Ellen Burk, and Gene Vail. 

Left to cherish his memories is his wife, Janet; daughter, Lindsey Weaver and husband Justin; son, Joshua Vail and wife Jeannie; sister, Iva Nell King and husband Leonard; 6 grandchildren, Danielle, Chelsey, Britney, Dakota, Paisley, and Greyson; adoring nieces; great nieces; nephews; great nephews; 2 little great great nieces, Kylie and Kinzie, who will deeply miss him; and lots of friends.

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

Kenneth Lee Campbell Sr

 

Kenneth Lee Campbell Sr., 80, of Timpson, passed away Sunday January 2, 2022, in Timpson.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with eulogy by his valued friend and classmate, Jack Harris. Music will be led by longtime friend and neighbor, Rodney Golden.

Born March 1, 1941, Kenneth is the son of R.L. Campbell and Alma Harris Campbell.  He was proud of the fact that he was born and raised in Center, a member of Center High School Class of 1959.  On November 23, 1961, Kenneth married Jerri Lynn Hendricks.  She preceded him in death December 26, 2011.  Kenneth was a man of “many hats.”  He started a trucking company with one truck and grew to several.  Wanting to spend more time at home, he played a game of dominos with a friend.  The winner made the choice to keep all trucks of both parties or sell out.  He won and sold out.  In 1976, he started a lumber yard and became a builder.  Today, there are many commercial properties and residential homes in the county which he built, financed, and/or owns.

He is currently married to Londa.  They have been so blessed to enjoy the life and friends they hold so dear.

His final years have been devoted to raising cattle, hunting hogs, and watching the beautiful sunrises on the land he loved.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Londa; son, Kenneth Campbell Jr.; stepson, Ralph Godsey; grandchildren, Kenneth Campbell III, Jessie Campbell, and Reagan Godsey; brother, Robert Ladean Campbell; and niece, Michelle Renfro.

Preceded in death by wife, Jerri Lynn Hendricks Campbell; parents, R.L. Campbell and Alma Harris Campbell; and brother, Richard Campbell.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Hardy, Kenneth Boles, Tommy Alfred, Jimmy Rhoden, Doug Fuller, and Ronnie Bush.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-633 (www.alz.org) or Center High School Class of 1959.

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

Roy Manning Crump Jr

 

Roy Manning Crum.p Jr, 57, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022, in Joaquin.

Funeral service will be held Noon, Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior.  Interment will follow at Truitt Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born March 2, 1964, Roy is the son of Roy Manning Crump Sr. and Joyce “Sally” Rutherford Crump.  Growing up on the river was paradise to him. He truly loved crappie fishing and spending time with family.  He was a member of Joaquin Class of 1982.  An avid golfer, Roy was a member of Center Country Club, where over the years, he made many lifelong friends and memories.

He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Shaw Crump of Shreveport, Louisiana; mother, Joyce “Sally” Holmes and husband Tommy of Joaquin; sisters, Cristi Hutchins and husband Jinx of Joaquin and Carrie Obregon and husband Anthony of Joaquin; nephews and nieces, Cole Gray, Wyatt Hairgrove, Tristan Hairgrove, Abram Hairgrove, Lexi Hutchins, Tate Obregon, Holly and Reid Nichols, Barrett and Ella, Haley and Chad Smith, and Callyn; also extended family, Chelsea Paoletti, Kinley, Keaton, and Kanbree.

Preceded in death by his father, Roy Manning Crump Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

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

Misty LeeAnn Black

NAME:     Misty LeeAnn Black             AGE:     46

 

ADDRESS:     Broaddus, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Saturday, Jan 1, 2022, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    May 28, 1975, Nacogdoches, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, Jan 3, 2022, 5:00pm-8:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

 

FATHER:     John Satterwhite                            MOTHER: Diannia (Toland)

 

OCCUPATION:   Deputy Tax Assessor Collector

 

SURVIVED BY:   Husband: Jerry Wayne Black of Broaddus

                                Mother: Diannia Vawter of Garrison

                                Daughter: Kimberly Johns and husband D. J. of Lufkin

                                Son: William Deacon Black of Broaddus

                                Granddaughters: Karsyn Lyons, Kenley Johns

                                Siblings: Wyndi Cage, Cliff Satterwhite, Jesi Satterwthie, Dana Berney, 

                                                George Berney, Lisa Chapman

 **Preceded in death by father and step-mother John and Robbie Satterwhite; step-father J. W. Vawter




 

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

James Derrell West

James Derrell West, 52, of Center, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at Noon, Tuesday, January 4, 2021, at First Pentecostal Church-Jesus with visitation one hour prior.  Bro. Richard Goodwin will officiate.  Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center.

Born January 19, 1969, in Converse, Louisiana, James is the son of Edna Marie Spears West and Charles William “Bill” West.  He worked as a carpenter.  His hobbies included fishing and woodwork.

He is survived by fiancé, Elizabeth Freeman of Center; sisters, Carla K. Harris of Garrison and Sandra Dale Grillette of Ringgold, Louisiana; other family members, Stacy and Samantha Oates of Center and Ed and Belinda Mathis of Center; and a number of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edna Marie Spears West and Charles William “Bill” West; and brother, William West.

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

Kathryn Barclay  

NAME:     Kathryn Barclay             AGE:     83

 

ADDRESS:     Nacogdoches, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021, Nacogdoches, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    Feb 10, 1938, Geneva, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Monday, Jan 3, 2022, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, Jan 3, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Tim Turner

 

FATHER:         King David Key                            MOTHER: Freddie Hazel (Bland) Key

 

OCCUPATION:  Retail Dress Shop

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughters: Suzette Watkins of Fort Worth, Texas

                                                    Sandy Garrard of Maryville, TN

                                Son: James Garrard “Jim” of Beaumont, Texas

                                3 grandchildren

                                Sister: Doris Key Davidson

 **Preceded in death by parents King David Key and Freddie (Bland) Key; husband Joe W. Barclay;

                                          Brother Joe Key




 

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

Arnold Bert Gordon

Arnold Bert Gordon, 86, of Gig Harbor, Washington, passed away 15 December 2020 at his home.  He was born 18 August 1934 to Arnold Ruel and Oneida Ramsey Gordon of Joaquin Texas.  Bert grew up in Joaquin, was a standout athlete at Joaquin High School in multiple sports, and served in the US Army during 1956-1958 and again in 1961.  He was a graduate of both JHS and Texas A&I College in Kingsville TX.  Bert worked nearly 50 years in oilfields around the globe, gaining particularly high reputation as one of the world's leading experts in offshore exploration drilling.  More important, he was a loving and generous father, possessed a keen sense of humor, and provided a magnificent example for his sons, his family, and all who knew him.  He is sorely missed.

 

Bert's cremains will be interred with a graveside service in Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin Texas, at 11:00 a.m. on 15 January 2022.

 

He is survived by:

 

Wife:

Keiko Fujita Gordon of Gig Harbor Washington

 

Sons:

Robert Gordon and wife Melanie of Port Orchard Washington

Shing Gordon and wife Shelley of Clackamas Oregon

 

Grandchildren:

Ellen Gordon, Anna Gordon, and Olivia Gordon

 

Brothers:

Ramsey Gordon and wife Shirley of Orange Texas

John Gordon of Joaquin Texas

 

Sister-in-law:

Carolyn Cockrell Daw of Center Texas

 

Nieces and nephews:

John Gordon of Orange Texas

Rhonda Gordon Harvey of Buena Texas

Shandice Gordon Gonzales of Tyler Texas

Suzanne Daw Hunt of Coppell Texas

 

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Arnold Ruel and Oneida Ramsey Gordon

Wife, Marianne Daw Gordon

Brother-in-law, Samuel Ray Daw

Sister-in-law, Pertrice Worley Gordon

Niece, Mary Angela Daw

Mary D. Pitts Hornback

 

Mary D. Pitts Hornback, 72, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021, in Logansport, Louisiana. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 31, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County with Pastor Marlin Cloudy and Pastor Everett Hall officiating.  

Born August 1, 1949, Mary is the daughter of Aaron Pitts and Rossie Roberts Pitts.  She enjoyed reading and was a member of Abundant Love Ministries in Center. 

Survivors include her children, Eltrone A Hornback of Poteau, Oklahoma and Elecia Thomas and Patrick of Logansport, Louisiana; grandchildren, Kierra Steele, Gavin Steele, Megan Handy, Serenity Hornback, Daneisha Hornback, Trenton Hornback, and Jihadriek McCollister; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Christine Edwards and Larry of Killeen and Emma Johnson and Robert of Center. 

Preceded in death by her husband, James Hornback; daughter, Elecia Hornback; son, Christopher Hornback; parents, Rossie Roberts and Aaron Pitts; siblings, Billie Ann Gardner, James Edwards, Jeraldine Pitts, and Billie Hill. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Jaiden Steele, Alex Cross, Josian Horton, Dentrenton Simpson, Kyrie Steele, Jason Horst, Christian Steele, and Adam Rice. 

Honorary flower girls will be Kannon Steele, Karsyn Steele, Phoneix Steele, Gianni Steele, Morgan Steele, and Lillian Cross. 

A special thanks to Willis Knighton Hospice. 

Donald Melton

 

Donald Melton, 81, of Center, Tx passed away on December 23, 2021. He was born on April 7, 1940, in Basile, Louisiana, to the late Luster and Tommie (Huff) Melton.  Funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Corinth Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas officiated by Bro. Kevin Clinton, Bro. Carroll Jones, Bro. Leroy Smith, Bro. Mike Fodge, Bro. JC Lewis, and Bro. Levi Cohorst.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm prior to the service on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Corinth Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. 

Donald grew up in Needville and Galena Park while his dad was working for United Gas. They moved to Henderson after his dad surrendered to the ministry and enrolled in TBI.  He met Louise it is believed at Lone Cedar as a child when her dad, Doyle Harrison, was a pastor there, but they officially met in Midland when they were introduced by his seminary classmate, Amiel Smith who was dating and would later marry Louise’s sister, Sarah. He married the love of his life, Mary Louise Harrison Melton, on May 18, 1960, and they were married 50 years before her passing.   Donald worked at Brookeshire Bros. at Carthage, San Augustine, Newton, and Timpson two different times 35 years apart, he later retired from there. The Lord delayed his transfer with Brookeshire Bros. from San Augustine to Newton just long enough for him to have the privilege to lead an atheist to the Lord.  Donald had been witnessing to him but that morning the atheist wanted to drive out in front of a truck and take his life because his wife was taking all he had.  He realized that he wasn’t ready to die and came to Donald to find out why he was always so happy.  He told him and the man left and came back to tell Donald he knew then why he was always so happy.  He also worked for a time at Pace Pharmacy in Newton and H&S Grocery in Center. Donald had a love for football, basketball, and baseball and was a devoted fan of the Cardinals, Rockets, Oilers, and LSU. He was a pitcher and was going to try out for the Houston Buffaloes, an affiliate of the Cardinals but surrendered to the ministry instead.  He was a lover of music also with his favorite artists including Jim Reeves, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Joe Royal, Fats Domino and Buddy Holly.  He enjoyed family time and playing dominoes, especially 42 as this is a family tradition.  Donald graduated from Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson in 1962 with a Master of English Bible Degree.  He spent many years preaching the Word of God.  He was an ABA Missionary Baptist preacher.  His pastorates include New Prospect, Deadwood in 1961, New Shady Grove, Deadwood from 1962-1963, Hubbard Missionary Baptist from 1964-1965, Linden Missionary Baptist from 1965-1966, Monticello, Mt. Pleasant from 1967-1968, Bethel, New Waverly from 1968-1969, Trout Creek, Kirbyville from 1970-1975, Emmanuel, Greenville from 1975-1976, Enterprise, Gary from 1977-1978, Brown Chapel, San Augustine from 1979-1982, Union, Newton from 1982-1986, Hawthorne, San Augustine from 1986-1989, Old Salem, Center from 1990-1996, Line Creek, Ida, La. From 1996-1997, Landmark, Lufkin from 1998-2001, and New Columbia, Timpson from 2002-2006.  He was a longtime supporter of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary.

Serving as pallbearers are: Jonathan Melton, Andrew Rushing, Jason Farmer, Gabe Parks, Hughie Halstead, Joseph Jones, Andrew Smith and Kevin Rushing.  Honorary pallbearers are: Men of the Rushing family, Men of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Men of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, MBA of Texas Preachers, ABA Preachers, Preachers of Shelby County Association, Preachers of LMBIS, Faculty of TBI, and Tim Tate.

Donald is survived by his son, Jonathan Melton and grandson, Andrew Rushing.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Harrison Melton; parents, Luster and Tommie Melton; daughter, Donna Louise Melton Rushing; and brother, Hiram Melton.

 

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

Mr. Floyd Nobles

 

 Mr. Floyd Nobles, age 63 of San Augustine, Tx, was born January  30, 1958 in San Augustine, TX; He passed away December 23, 2021 in Lufkin, TX.

Funeral will be Thursday December 30, 2021 at 11:00 am at Reed Chapel Baptist Church, San Augustine, TX; with Bishop Cedric O’Keith Grace

No visitations

Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery, San Augustine, TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, TX;

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Dorothy Rodgers Nobles, his children

Marcus Hafford, Loretta Rodgers and Danesha Nobles; all of San Augustine, TX;  10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchild.

One Brother Tommy Nobles of Houston, TX; and a host of nephews, nieces,

Cousins and friends.

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Services Entrusted to Her Family of Professionals at:

Sid Roberts Funeral Home

3535 S.E. Stallings Dr.

Nacogdoches, TX 75961

(936) 564-4351

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