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Charles Paul Hughes


 

 

Charles Paul Hughes, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Nacogdoches.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Moore and Bro. Hayden Wilkes officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mr. Hughes was born April 29, 1936, in Center, to Paul Hughes and Addie B. Ford Hughes.  He retired as an accountant.  He loved geocaching, listening to gospel music, attending concerts, and spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his church.  He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center, where he served as a deacon for fifty years.

 
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Hughes of Center; children, Mitchell Hughes and wife Deidra of Center, Charles Leslie Hughes and wife Susan of Nacogdoches, and Paul Dane Hughes of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Angela Campbell and husband Guy, Ginny Bailey and husband Dustin, Aron Hughes and wife Jessi, Dustin Hughes and wife Sara, Austin Hughes, Thomas Hughes and wife Emma, and Grace Hughes; great grandchildren, Adelyn Campbell, Jack Campbell, Emmy Campbell, Trevor Bailey, Taygan Bailey, Hanson Hughes, Charlsie Hughes, Joanna Hughes, Henry Hughes, Phoebe Hughes, and Lydia Hughes; sister, Sally Stewart and husband David of Grants, New Mexico.


Preceded in death by parents, Paul Hughes and Addie B. Ford Hughes and daughter-in-law, Janet Hughes.


Pallbearers will be Aron Hughes, Dustin Hughes, Austin Hughes, Thomas Hughes, Dustin Bailey, and Guy Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Providence Missionary Baptist Church Missionary Fund, PO Box 751, Center, Texas 75935.


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

 

 

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Doris Strahan Tomlin


Doris Strahan Tomlin, 94, of Center, Texas, passed away on July 13, 2019, in Center. She was born on November 5, 1924, in Nacogdoches, Texas to Harvey B. Strahan and Nancy Emiline Chandler Strahan. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Mangum Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. 
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Mangum Funeral Home. 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 

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Terry Alexander Graham


NAME:      Terry Alexander Graham            AGE:     54

ADDRESS:     San Augustine 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Wednesday, July 10, 2019, San Augustine
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH: July 22, 1964, San Augustine 

DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:  Sunday, July 14, 2019, 1:00 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:      Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  Saturday, July 13, 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Cliff Durham
  
BURIAL: Rosevine Cemetery

FATHER:     Alexander Graham      MOTHER: Betty (Murray) Grierson

                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   Welder

SURVIVED BY:   Son: Brian Graham and wife Melodie of Altus, Ok.
Parents: Betty (Murray) Grierson and husband Ted of Conroe, Texas
Sisters: Jeannie Whitney and husband Terry of Kingwood, Texas
              Susan Wilson of Houston, Texas
Brothers: Richard Graham of Conroe
                  Trent Graham of San Antonio
Grandchildren: Carley, Tyler, Kimber
5 nephews; 4 nieces; many cousins and friends
** Preceded in death by father Alexander Graham

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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James Darrell "Bud" Hendricks


James Darrell “Bud” Hendricks, 72, of Center, Texas, passed away on July 10, 2019, in Center, Texas. He was born on February 15, 1947, in Shelby County, Texas to Arvel Hendricks and Beatrice Livingston Hendricks. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Dathan Triplett officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery.  
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Mangum Funeral Home. 
Bud was at peace sitting and rocking in his rocking chair.  He enjoyed watching tv, especially gospel singing.  He had such a kind heart.  Those that knew him were truly blessed by his presence.
He is survived by his brother, Arvel Larry Hendricks and wife Beverly of Center, Texas; sisters, Barbara Renfro of Center, Texas, Becky Windham and husband David of Center, Texas; sisters-in-law, Rita Hendricks of Center, Texas, Linda Hendricks Dryer of Center, Texas, Beverly Hendricks of Center, Texas; brothers-in-law, David Eubank of Center, Texas, and James Adams of Center, Texas.
James “Bud” is preceded in death by his parents, Arvel Hendricks and Beatrice Livingston Hendricks; brothers, Wayne Hendricks, Jerry Hendricks, Stanley Hendricks; sister and brother-in-law, Joy and Herman Bailey; sister, Patsy Adams; brother-in-law, Jimmy Renfro.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

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Suzy P. Dailey


 

 

NAME:      Suzy P. Dailey            AGE:     78

ADDRESS:      Broaddus, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Saturday, July 13, 2019, Broaddus, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    November 19, 1940, Port Arthur, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:  Sunday, July 14, 2019, 4:00 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:      Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:Sunday, July 14, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
 
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OFFICIATING:         Bro. Wade Bryan                               ( NOT - Bro. Cliff Durham)
  
BURIAL:  Levi Crow Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER:    William A. Purgahn                MOTHER:   Verna (West) Purgahn

OCCUPATION:   Homemaker
 

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Kimberly "Ivie" Steffan  


 

 

NAME:     Kimberly (Ivie) Steffan             AGE:     53

ADDRESS:      Houston, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Saturday, July 6, 2019, Houston, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH: August 16, 1965, Lufkin, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2:00 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:      Parkview Baptist Church, Lufkin, Texas

FATHER: Marvin “Buddy” Ivie   MOTHER: Taylor (Adkins) Ivie

                                                                                                                     

SURVIVED BY:   Father & Step-mother: Marvin Ivie and wife Bettie Green Ivie
                                2 Daughters: Lauren Steffan, Morgan Steffan
                                Former Husband and Caregiver: Robert Steffan and Sherry Pleas
                                2 grandchildren: Norah Apple, Samuel Apple
                                Aunt: Jean Leediker and husband Joe
                                Uncle: James “Sonny” Ivie
                                Step-brother: Dr. Steven Williams and wife Angela
                                Step-sister: Kelly Camp and husband John


**Preceded in death by mother Taylor Ivie; brothers Barry Ivie, Craig Ivie
 

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Alton Glen Lout


 

 

Alton Glen Lout, 69, of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, passed away on July 9, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. He was born on October 23, 1949 in Center, Texas to Rev. Ewell Maurice Lout and Dorothy LaVerne Sanders Lout. Graveside service will be at 11:30 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Joe Stanley and Bro. Eric Bartley officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.


Alton was born and raised in Center, Texas.  He graduated Center High School Class of 1968.  Alton met the love of his life, Judy Brown, in Longview, Texas and the two were married January 30, 1983.  The two shared more than 36 years together before his passing.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and especially gardening.  Whatever Alton was doing you could find him listening to his southern gospel music.  Alton spent many years working for Martin Gas.  He was a loving, most kindhearted man.  Alton was of the Pentecostal faith.


He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Brown Lout; stepson, Jerry Hopkins; brother, Bobby Dale Lout; sisters, Sharon Ann Conway and husband, Luther, Pamela Rose Parker and husband, Robert; sisters-in-law, June Bolton and husband, Donald, Mary Gilmore and husband, Roy; nieces, Andrea Bartley and husband, Eric, Emily Nations and husband, Chad, Jessica Sanderson and husband, Kris; nephews, Randy Lout and wife, Yvonne, Michael Lout and wife, Regina, Justin Conway and wife, Larissa; great nieces; great nephews; numerous cousins; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.


Alton is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Ewell Maurice Lout and Dorothy LaVerne Sanders Lout; brother, Edward Lee Lout; sister-in-laws, Wilma Jean Lout, Cheri Lout; niece, Susan Canada; and nephew, Jimmy Lout. 


In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to University of Texas Health Science Center, Office of Institutional Advancement,  11937 U.S. Highway 271 Tyler, TX 75708-3154. https://www.uthct.edu/giving-welcome


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. 


To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 
 

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James Darrell "Bud" Hendricks


 

 

James Darrell “Bud” Hendricks, 72, of Center, Texas, passed away on July 10, 2019 in Center, Texas. He was born on February 15, 1947 in Shelby County, Texas to Arvel Hendricks and Beatrice Livingston Hendricks. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Dathan Triplett officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery.  
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. 
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 


 

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David Shires


 

 

David Lynn Shires, 45, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Nacogdoches with Bro. Bobby Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Walton Cemetery in Panola County.


Mr. Shires was born March 20, 1974, in Center, to Thomas Shires and Mary Cranford Shires.  He was a code enforcement officer for the City of Nacogdoches.  Mr. Shires was a member of Milam Masonic Lodge No. 2 in Nacogdoches and Holly Springs Baptist Church.


He is survived by his daughter, Brylynn Danielle Shires of Nacogdoches; sister and brother, Mary Pyle and husband Johnny of Whitehouse and Stephen Shires of Center; nephews and nieces, John and Mandy Pyle of Whitehouse, Jeff Pyle and wife Joy of Joinerville, Scarlet Shires of Center, and Ella Shires of Center; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Shires and Mary Cranford Shires.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202 or www.diabetes.org.


Pallbearers will be Mike McGhen, Eric Couch, Chadwick Christian, Charles Bennett, Keith McCoy, and Tony Hight.  Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Bennett, Ryan Starns, Jeremy Lawson, Keith Goodwin, Ed Tice Jr., Mike Tice, Stacy Cranford, Brent Hight, and Jim Ed Matthews.


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

 

 

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Ethel Holder


 

 

Ethel Holder, 89, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Center.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mrs. Holder was born January 2, 1930, in Shelby County to Leo Crocker and Mozelle Wright Crocker.  She worked in the indigent healthcare department of the Shelby County Courthouse.  Her hobbies included painting, making jelly, and cooking.  She was of the Church of Christ faith.


She is survived by her children, James Holder of Richardson, George Holder and wife Bobbi of Kirbyville, and Janice Williams and husband Larry of Tenaha; grandchildren, Scott Holder and wife Karen of Rowlett, Rodney Holder and wife Jennifer of Magnolia, Shawn Williams of Tenaha, and Laurie Godfrey and husband Stephen of Nacogdoches; great grandchildren, Sarah Holder of Rowlett, Allyson Holder of Magnolia, Jamison Holder of Magnolia, Madison Holder of Magnolia, Madison Godfrey of Nacogdoches, Kade Godfrey of Nacogdoches, Cameron Williams of Carthage, Vivian Williams of Tatum, and Alivia Williams of Woodville; sisters and brother, Sue Blagraves of Danbury, Carolyn Graham and husband Jimmy of Kountze, James Russell, and Betty Crocker; numerous nieces, nephews, other family, and a host of friends.


Preceded in death by her husband, James W. “Buck” Holder; parents, Leo Crocker and Mozelle Wright Crocker Russell; and daughter-in-law, Jama Holder.


Pallbearers will be Rodney Holder, Shawn Williams, Scott Holder, Stephen Godfrey, Joe White, and Tim Perkins.


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

 

 

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Samantha Faye Cotton Johnson


 

 

 

 

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Mahilda Woods Moore


 

 


Funeral services for Mahilda Woods Moore 87 will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Roberts Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas with Rev. Ardis Mosby as the Eulogist. Burial will follow at the St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 4;30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Sid Roberts Funeral Home located at 3534 S.E. Stallings Drive, in Nacogdoches.

 

She is survived by:

 

Her Children: 

 

Shirley Kennebrew, Maurine Jones, Walter Earl Moore, Jeanette Hall

 

7 Grandchildren

 

15 Great-Grandchildren

 

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Larry Lee Horton


 


Funeral service is scheduled for Larry Lee Horton, age 65 of Logansport, Louisiana
Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Gillion Baptist Church, Center, TX, with
Rev. Gary Suell, Pastor/Eulogist.


Visitations will begin on Friday, July 12, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX; Burial will be in Mt. Gillion Cemetery, Center, TX, under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home.


Larry Lee Horton was born January 31, 1954, to the late Elbert Horton Sr. and the late Cora Lee Horton.


On July 2, 2019, Larry Lee Horton entered eternal rest.
Larry was preceded in death by his Parents, five sisters, Alice, Bobbie, Essie, Dorothy, and Rekeitha and three brothers Alfred, Major, and Roy.


He leaves to cherish his memories, wife of 25 years, Carla Berry Horton, of Logansport, La; Two sons, Marcus Berry (Christina) of JBLM, Washington and Larry Horton, Jr, of Shreveport, La. One grandson, Joshua Berry, and one God-Daughter, JaKayla Pilot.  Two sisters, Annie Jones and Beverly Bell (Clifford) both of Center, TX; Four brothers, Herman, Elbert Jr., Robert (Sandra) all of Center, TX and Willie Horton of Teneha, TX; Mother in law, Luvenia Coleman, Sister in law, Laura Coleman both of Center, TX and one brother in law, Oscar Berry of Logansport, La.  A special aunt, Carrie Horton and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

 

 

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Marissa Shea Nash


 

 

Marissa Shea Nash, 29, of Center, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Center.
Graveside service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 3:00 p.m.


Marissa was born September 13, 1989, in Center, to Jimmy Carol Nash and Terica Jackson.  She loved crafts, music, writing poetry, fishing, animals, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her fiancé, Mathew Anderson; mother, Terica Jackson; father, Jimmy Carol Nasha nd wife Donna Wedgeworth Nash; siblings, Joseph Nash, Stephanie Nash, Kevin Nash and wife Christie, and Crystal Nash; grandmother, Juanita Jackson; nieces and nephews, Corben Odom, Emilie Rojos, Jake Smith, Skyler Nash, Tristen Nash, Abbie Juarez, Jaxen Samford, and Maya Del Cruz; and godmother, Therica Rodriguez.


She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Tommy Jackson, Alice Alefe Graham Nash Fuller and Jimmy Nash; and great grandparents, Dell and Harrel Tindol.


Pallbearers will be Randy Alford, Richard Alford, Timmy Belrose, Kevin Nash, Joseph Nash, and Stacy Samford.  Honorary pallbearer will be Corben Odom.


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

 

 

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Ima Claudean Johnson


 

 

Ima Claudean Johnson, 79, of Many, Louisiana, passed away on July 4, 2019 in Fisher, Louisiana surrounded by family. She was born in Shelby County in 1940 to Claude and Ruby Dean Livingston. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at White Rock Cemetery outside of Center, TX. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, TX.


Claudean grew up in Multimax Village near Beaumont, TX. She graduated from French High School with the Class of 1958. Shortly after graduation she met the love of her life, Emmett Dalton Johnson, on a blind date.


The two married at the young age of 19 and had three sons, Joseph (Joey), James (Jamey) and Jeffrey. Claudean, like her husband, was an entrepreneur, and during her working years Claudean was a real estate agent/broker, ceramic studio owner, and plant nursery proprietor. Later, she found great joy traveling with Dalton in their motorhome. Claudean enjoyed working outdoors in her flower beds and collecting Hummel figurines and Beanie Babies. She certainly loved spending time with her grandchildren.


Claudean is survived by her sons, Joseph Claude Johnson (Amy Maley), James Dalton Johnson (Amy Foster), Jeffrey Lee Johnson; grandchildren, Patrick Johnson, Walter Johnson, Scott Johnson, Joseph Johnson(Daja), Jessica Johnson Ralph(Brandon); great grandchildren, Sylas Ralph, Hadley Johnson, Evelyn Ralph; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.


Claudean was preceded in death by her loving husband, Emmett Dalton Johnson; parents, Claude Livingston and Ruby Dean Livingston; and sister, Mary Waller.

 


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. 


To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net

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Mary Evelyn Biggar


 

 

Evelyn Biggar, 89, of Center, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Nacogdoches.


Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman and Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Biggar Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.


Ms. Biggar was born June 30, 1930, in Center to Hillard Morgan Biggar and Mary Edward Kennedy Biggar.  She went on to receive a degree from Sam Houston University and later worked as a dietician.  Ms. Biggar was a member of Daughters of the Republic of Texas William Crawford Carrol Chapter, Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, Shelby County Historical Society, Shelby County Historical Community, Sam Houston Alumni, First Baptist Church of Center, and a former member of Neon Optimist Club.


She is survived by her nephew, Owen Morgan Eaton and wife Theresa of Pecatonica, Illinois; great nephews, John Morgan Eaton and Jack Robert Eaton both of Pecatonica, Illinois; great great niece, Hattie Morgan Eaton of Pecatonica, Illinois; friend and companion - her dog, Bubba.
Preceded in death by her parents, Hillard Morgan Biggar and Mary Edward Kennedy Biggar; sister, Eloise Biggar Eaton; and nephew, John Benedict Eaton.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Richard "Rick" Barras


 

 

Richard “Rick” Barras, 66, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jackie Brown officiating.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.


Mr. Barras was born June 18, 1953, in San Antonio.  He worked as an offshore electrician for CNG Production.  Mr. Barras was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.  He was affiliated with Lighthouse Holiness Church in Tenaha.


He is survived by his wife, JoAnne Barras of Tenaha; children, Jerry Usey of South Louisiana, Richard Phillips of Tenaha, and Anittra Adkison and husband Clint of Garrison; grandchildren, Gavin Phillips and wife Cassie of Tenaha, Chloé Phillips and fiancé Devin Davis of Magnolia, Arkansas, Brent Adkison of Garrison, Destini Phillips of Center, Austin Adkison of Garrison, Raimi Phillips of Center, Philip Adkison of Garrison, and Jackson Phillips of Tenaha; great grandchildren, Calder Phillips, Cain Phillips, and Maddyn Marie Davis; sisters, Betty Cook of Alvin, Cathy Tomlinson of Napoleonville, Louisiana, and Donna Wall of Wisconsin; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.  


Preceded in death by his father, Leon Barras; his mother, Bertha Zeringue Olles; his stepfather, Joe Olles; and his brother, Dave Barras.


Pallbearers will be Bo Odom, Gavin Phillips, Greg Tomlinson, Brent Adkison, Philip Adkison, and Austin Adkison. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Solice, Richard Phillips, and Clint Adkison.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

 

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John Cecil McSwain


 

 

John Cecil “J.C.” McSwain, 87, of Center, Texas, passed away on July 3, 2019, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born on January 18, 1932, in Center, Texas to James Roscoe McSwain and Evie Lee Dean McSwain. Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Son Windham officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Mangum Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Old Salem Cemetery, 8612 FM 711, Center, Texas 75935.


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 

 

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J.C. is survived by:

Wife:

Venorah Ann Williams McSwain

 

Children:

Cecilia McSwain Boles and husband, Ken

Tonya McSwain Andrews and husband, George

Stacey McSwain and wife, Tammy

Roscoe McSwain

 

Sister-in-laws:

Mildred McSwain

Shirley Berg

Edwena Higginbotham

Carolyn Caldwell

Nori Williams

 

Brother-in-law: Clark Paul Williams and wife, Tina

 

Grandchildren:

Anna Boles Lee and husband, Justin

Emma Boles Whitehead and husband, Carl

Bradley Andrews and wife, Mindy

John Andrews and wife, Alyssa

Machael McSwain and husband, Jami

Daniel McSwain and wife, Brittany

Nicole McSwain

Cecil McSwain

Casey Milford

Ashton McSwain Askew and husband, John

Roscoe McSwain, Jr. and wife, Ronna

Cole Milford and wife, Mallory

Colton McSwain

 

23 Great-Grandchildren

 

He is preceded in death by infant daughter, Debbie McSwain who passed in 1958; parents, James Roscoe McSwain and Evie Lee Dean McSwain; brother, James Lee McSwain and sisters, Ivy Joy Hribal and Marye Danley.

 

Pallbearers are Ken Boles, George Andrews, Bradley Andrews, John Andrews, Daniel McSwain, Cecil McSwain, Roscoe McSwain, Jr., Colton McSwain, Casey Milford and Cole Milford.

 

Honorary pallbearers are Joseph Caldwell, Clark Paul “Zig” Williams, Howard Sparks, Steve Watts, Rowdy Danley, Larry Berg, William Caldwell and Kelly McSwain.

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Jarrett Wayne Ashley


 

 

Funeral services for Jarrett Wayne Ashley, age 32, of Bronson, Texas, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Gordon Simmons and Bro. Burl McBride III officiating. Interment was followed in the Rosevine Community Cemetery in Rosevine, Texas. 

 

Visitation was held Sunday evening, June 30, 2019, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.  

 

Jarrett was born June 20, 1987, in Hemphill, Texas, to Angie (Lasyone) Ashley and Thomas Dwayne (Wayne) Ashley and passed from this life in the early morning hours of June 28, 2019, in Nacogdoches, Texas, due to a sudden illness.

 

Jarrett was a 2006 graduate of West Sabine High School in Pineland, Texas, where he was actively involved in Band playing the tuba, he played football while he was in Junior-High School, along with basketball.  He played in Little League, hardball and tball.  He owned and operated his own mowing service known as "JA Mowing Service."  He dearly loved his work and took pride in mowing yards.  One of his pride processions was his 2017 Dodge Ram Truck that belonged to him.  He had a sweet soul, and spirit that was felt in his presence, and a smile and laugh that will be forever remembered.  He dearly loved his beloved parents, his little sister, and his beloved long dog (a dachshund), and the family cat Tom, and above all, he dearly loved his Lord and Saviour, Jesus.

 

Those who will cherish his memory include his parents, Thomas DeWayne and Angela Marie Ashley of Bronson; beloved and loving sister, Anna Marie Ashley of San Augustine; his grandmother, Hazel Ann Lasyone-Oliver of Milam; uncles and aunts, Larry and Billie Kirby of Shreveport, Louisiana, Tim Ray and Carolyn Lasyone of Milam, Gina Lasyone Walker of Pineville, Louisiana, and Charlotte Ivy Gilbreath of Lake Charles, Louisiana; great-aunts and great-uncles, Marsha and Bob Dearing of Farmersville, Louisiana; Marilyn Jagneaux of Ft. Worth; Winfred and Ann Oliver of Lake Limestone and Bobbie Eberlan of Center, and numerous cousins and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Marie Oliver; great-grandparents, Odessa and Myrtie English Oliver; great-uncles, Lamar Oliver; Samuel Odessa "Bo" Oliver; along with great-aunts, Margie Harris, and Pauline Birdwell.

 

Pallbearers will be Jonathon Ponder, Jeffery Lester, Glenn Tucker, Dylan Tucker, John McElhaney, Eric Person, Dalton Person, and Jason Richard. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Lasyone, Larry Kirby, and Zach.

 

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
 

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Willie Jarrell


Willie Jarrell, 91, of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Lufkin.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  A private family interment will be held following the visitation at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
Willie was born October 4, 1927, in Evans, Louisiana, to Henry Clark Jarrell and Maggie Inez Whitehead Jarrell.  He was a brother to seven other siblings.  Willie served in the United States Navy for thirty years and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer.  He served in World War II and Vietnam, and was also deployed in many other battles.  Willie loved to hunt, but is favorite place to go was to the lake to fish. Always surrounded by his family and friends, he put his family first and helped his family grow; a loving father, husband, and an extraordinary man who will be greatly missed.  
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Jarrell of Lufkin; children, Michael (Janna) Jarrell, Carolyn McLean Sheree (Robert) SoRelle, and Bobby (Julie) Jarrell; grandchildren, Brian Jarrell, Roxy (Caleb) Slayton, Susan (Chase) Dawson and Amanda (Jason) Mayer; great-grandchildren, Jacquelynn Jarrell, Sydnee Mayer, and Tyler Mayer; sister, Barbara Grubbs; brother, Delbert Jarrell; many numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Preceding him in death his parents and sisters, Penny Wilson, Lela Herrington, Loleta Williford, Drucilla Nichols, and Joyce Dewbre; son-in-law, Chuck McLean.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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Dan Husband


 

 

Dan Husband, 70, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Logansport, Louisiana.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Dickerson officiating.  A Masonic graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mr. Husband was born August 14, 1948, in San Augustine, to Neil Husband and Hyburnia Wade Husband.  He was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin.


He is survived by his brothers, Dave Husband and John Husband, both of San Augustine; nephew and nieces, Neil Husband of San Augustine, Sheila Husband of Diboll, and Keisha Husband of Broaddus.


Preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Husband; parents, Neil Husband and Hyburnia Wade Husband; and brother, Buck Husband.


Pallbearers will be Rex Y’Barbo, Neil Husband, Herman Earl Husband, Roy Cheatwood, Charles Ray Metcalf, and David Cheatwood.


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

 

 

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Benjamin Touchstone


 

 

Benjamin Ray Touchstone, 76, of Shreveport, Louisiana passed away on June 27, 2019 in Shreveport. He was born on January 6, 1943 in Shreveport to William Moore Touchstone and Dorothy Thurmon Woodruff. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Willow Grove Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Jones officiating. A visitation will be held from 1 PM to 2 PM on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


Benjamin spent 34 years working for Frito Lay. After retirement, he enjoyed working at the Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum in Haughton, Louisiana. Benjamin was a man of many talents and interests. He loved going on train rides and fishing. He also knew a lot about classic cars. Benjamin was very outgoing and personable. He could definitely be described as a ‘people person’ who found such joy sharing stories and laughter with others. Life was too short to be too serious and so Benjamin always liked to cut up and joke around with everyone he knew. More than anything in life, he treasured the precious moments he spent with his beloved wife, Clara of 52 years. 


Benjamin is survived by his sons, Scott Touchstone of Shreveport, Louisiana and Benjamin  Ray Touchstone, Jr. and wife, Cheryl of Effie, Louisiana; brothers, Michael Touchstone of Jefferson, Texas and John Woodruff of Bossier City, Louisiana; sisters, Linda Susan Cooper and husband, Thomas of Bossier City, Louisiana and April Southerland and husband, Mark of Bossier City, Louisiana; grandchildren, Ben Touchstone, III, Amanda Touchstone and Brittany Touchstone Marcotte; numerous great-grandchildren. 


He is preceded in death by his wife, Clara Ann Blount Touchstone and his parents, William Touchstone and Dorothy Woodruff.


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 

 

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Sharon Vaneta Odom


 

 

Sharon Vaneta Odom, 59, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on June 11, 2019 in Joaquin. She was born on February 1, 1960 in Center to Mack Gene Odom and Maidland Vaneta Phelps Odom. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


Sharon grew up in Logansport, Louisiana and graduated form Logansport High School in 1978. Sharon had a passion for traveling and vacationing to new places. She also enjoyed doing arts and crafts, especially using driftwood to make unique creations. More than anything, Sharon loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Those precious moments spent in conversation and laughter were what she treasured most. 

 

 


Sharon is survived by her son, John Eric Head; brother, Jason Odom; sisters, Gilma Odom, Maxie Odom and Laura Odom; grandchildren, Eric Alan Head, John Cameron Head and Ashleigh Jade Head. 


She is preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Maidland Odom; brother, Mitchell Grant Odom; and sister, Teresa Rene Odom Yarborough. 


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

 

 

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Jessie D. Johnson


 

Jessie D. Johnson, 97, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, in Joaquin.


Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Jody Hooper presiding.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Mrs. Johnson was born June 4, 1922, in Shelby County, to Gid W. Adkison and Mary Crocker Adkison.  She was a poultry farmer and her hobby was gardening.  


She is survived by her daughter, Betty Gragg Crutcher of Orange; granddaughter, Nannette Gragg Eddins and husband Ricky of Joaquin; great grandchildren, Jacob Eddins and wife Liz of Shelbyville and Cody Eddins and wife MiKayla of Joaquin; great great grandchildren, Madison Ghea, Bethany Ghea, Kyndra Ghea, Brookelyn Wildes, and Zach Wildes; great great great grandchildren, Natalie Wildes and Brianna Wildes; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.


Preceded in death by husband, S.W. Johnson; parents, Gid W. Adkison and Mary Crocker Adkison; brother, H.L. Adkison; and sister, Audrey Mae Zarafonetis.


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

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