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Lexi Jones


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing services for Audrianna Alexis “Lexi” Jones (12).  Lexi was a 7th grade middle school student at Center Middle School in Center, Texas. Lexi was born on May 31, 2006 and died February 22, 2019. Funeral service is Saturday, March 2, 2019 at First Baptist Church (117 Cora Street Center, Texas) at 1:00pm. Bishop Howard Cloudy will be officiating. 


Lexi leaves to cherish her memories: Father, O’Neal Jones Jr. and Mother, Audrey Marie Jones. Grandfather, O’Neal Jones Sr., Grandmothers, Earlene Jones-McDaniel, Lucille Bell-Jones, Teresa Vinton-Martinez, and Mary Ellis Brothers: O’Neal Jones III (Judy) of Tyler, TX, J’von Jones (Itzel) Ronnie Williams (Amanda), Dedrick Williams (Chaz) all of Center, Tx Sisters: Michele Hutchinson (Cedric) of Nacogdoches, TX, Chelby Ellis of Pearsall, TX.


Nephews: O’Neal Jones IV of Tyler, TX, Liam Jones of Center, TX, Rush Rodriquez, Pearsall, TX Nieces: Imani Jones, Aniya Jones, Na’Zyiah Jones all of Tyler, TX, Xaira Jones of Center, TX, Sophia Rodriquez, Journey Rodriquez, Christlin Rodriquez all of Pearsall, TX


Father Siblings:
Elizabeth Valentine (Robert) of Shreveport, LA, Roy Andrews (Cynthia) of San Antonio, TX Earnestine Patton (Elton) of The Colony, TX, Onetta Nuahui (Abraham) of Lewisville, TX, Twyiana Jones, Essie Brown, of Nacogdoches, TX Earnest Bailey (Dorothy), Calvin Jones (Rachel) Danny Brown (Bernice), Sandra De Richards (Robert Sr.), Sandra Dean Chumbly (Anthony), Anthony Jones (Ladetria), Mary Barnes, Deloris Johnson, Jerry Bell, Jimmy Bell, Dameon Jones, Chadrick Jones all of Center, TX, Robert Richards (Kathryn) of Odessa, TX


Mother Siblings: 
Carlos Vinton, Pearsall, TX, Richard Vinton, Pearsall, TX, Frank Ellis (Sylvia) Devine, TX, Chris Ellis (Debbie) Waskom, TX, Vida Valenzuela (Benito) Dilley, TX, Mary Ann Elizondo, Giddness, TX, Bianca Marshall (Casey) San Marcos, TX God Parents: Elton and Earnestine Patton God Uncle: Brent Dance


Visitation:  will be Friday, March 1, 2019 at Hicks Chapel, from the hours of 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Committal:  Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas 

 

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary at 804 Martin Luther King Drive, Center, Texas 75935 www.hicksmortuary.net

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Charles Edward Killen


 

 

Charles Edward Killen, 63, of Center, Texas, passed away on February 23, 2019 in Center. He was born on October 20, 1955 in the McClelland Community of Center to George Franklin Killen and Mary Lee Lovell Killen. A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at McClelland Cemetery in Center with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. 


Charles was an avid outdoorsman who found peace and pleasure hunting and fishing. He also spent much time gardening and manicuring his yard. Both were extremely well kept and immaculate earning him accolades with the entire area. Charles could fix just about anything he got his hands on. When it came to tractors, lawn mowers and other machinery, if you had a problem, you could always go see Charles and he could fix it. He worked with wood as well and was able to make some of the most unique things you have ever seen. He had such a talented and mechanical mind that he used throughout his life. 


Charles is survived by his sister, Selma Bush; niece, Cheryl Kaul and husband, Ralf; great-nieces, Brandi Smith, Brittany Smith, Alexxis Allender and Halle Adams.  


He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Killen; siblings, Linda Lou Killen, Glenda Killen and Jerrie Lynn Killen. 


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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Dorothy Keel Miller


 

 

 

 

 

Funeral Services for Dorothy Keel Miller, age 94, of San Augustine, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating.  Burial will follow in the Macune Cemetery in San Augustine County.  Visitation will be held Tuesday from the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wyman Roberts.

 

Dorothy was born to the late Addie (Toole) Keel and Fred Keel on December 7, 1924, in Troup, Texas, and passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019, in San Augustine.   Ms. Dorothy Mae Keel married the love of her life, Mike Miller on April 15, 1950.  She worked as a PBX operator while living in Grand Prairie for some 23 years, God blessed Dorothy and Mike with a baby boy named Marlon in 1952, and a baby girl named Dwana in 1956. 

 

While there in Grand Prairie, she worked in the first grade Sunday School department,  Ladies Visitation and various other ministries of the Calvary Baptist Church where the family were members from 1953 until moving to San Augustine in 1970.  In San Augustine she had the privilege of teaching teenage ladies Christian ethics, and years later they came to her expressing what they had learned, she always made it fun and tried to make it a learning process for them. 

In 1970, they moved to San Augustine, and later Mrs. Casey Jones asked her to go with her to an art class in Zavalla in which God blessed her with wonderful talent.  She began teaching others, she had up to 7 classes a week plus going to Houston to pick up supplies periodically.  She taught for 30 years, she considered it a joy to help others, and made many art shows and sold many paintings.  She along with her late husband were always in a wonderful church each place they lived.

 

One of her first loves was fishing, and often fished along with her beloved friend, Doyline Bennefield at least 3 times weekly at Jackson Hill Marina on Sam Rayburn Lake.  They caught their limit almost every time they went.  They would catch big crappie, and big ope catfish, always rising early at 4 a.m. She recalled  "one morning, it had rained and the water was coming over the pier, we bailed off in the water waist deep, with coolers of fish, ice chest, poles,  but made it to back to the bank."  Later she started fishing with her son Marlon, she thoroughly enjoyed recalling memories of how he drew a line across the boat, and would not let her fish on his end of the boat, but she remarked, "I did well on my half of the boat, getting her limit most of the time."

 

Every summer she set aside time for her grandsons Jason and Michael to come and visit. She took them fishing, swimming and made the visits so much fun with chocolate chip cookies and her wonderful famous fried pies.  A special joy of her life was visits with her great grand children Kade and Shayleigh McGowen.  She was excited recently to know that another great grand child Royce Ty McGowen is due to arrive in April.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Marlon Miller of San Augustine; daughter, Dwana McGowen of Grand Prairie; her beloved grandchildren, Jason and his wife,  Libby McGowen of Grand Prairie; Mike and his wife,  Kelli McGowen of Lubbock; Great-grandchildren, Kade and Shayleigh McGowen of Lubbock, along with a host of nieces and nephews. 

 

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mitchell Porter Miller; her son-in-law, David McGowen; her daughter-in-law, Sheila Miller; her parents, Fred and Addie Keel; and siblings, Jay Keel; Sam Keel; Warren Keel; LaNell Whitesides; Mozell Whitesides; Maxine Hunter and Eve Colvins.

 

Serving as pallbearers will include, Jason McGowen; Mike McGowen; Kade McGowen; Michael Voytek; Roy Williams and Chris Hamilton and Barry Welch.

 

 online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com 

 

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Robert "Bob" G. Sharp, Jr.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Memorial Services for Robert "Bob" G. Sharp, Jr.,  age 63 of Bristol, VA, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augusine.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m.Saturday at Wyman Roberts.

 

Robert "Bob" G. Sharp Jr.,  passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019.  He was born on April 12, 1955 in San Augustine, TX to the late Robert and Mary Beth Sharp.   Bob was a 1973 graduate of San Augustine High School and a 1977 graduate of Texas A&M University.  He was a loving husband and father, and a loving grandfather and faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Bristol, VA.

 

He is survived by his beautiful wife of 36 years, Sue H. Sharp; son, Bret Sharp of Bristol, VA; daughter, Katy Sharp of Atlanta, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Morgan and Drew Griffin of Macon, GA; and three very loved grandchildren, Kyle, Ava Kate, and Olivia Griffin of Macon, GA;   his beloved brother, Charles Sharp and his wife, Lisa of San Augustine;  nephews, Adam Sharp and his wife, Candace of San Augustine; Brandon Sharp of San Augustine, and Philip Dowden of Houston, and great-niece, Taylor Brooke Sharp of San Augustine, and many special friends and a devoted mother-in-law, Alice' Head.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Backpack Program, 320 Carter Street, Bristal, VA  24201.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Sandy Sharp; great nephew, Taytum Blayne Sharp, and father-in-law, William Rogers Head

 

online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Peggy Chote


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A celebration of life will be held on February 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM for Peggy Chote, at the Watson & Sons Funeral Home, who peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home in Yantis, Texas. She was born March 7, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to J.E. and Bessie Tyre. Visitation will be held Tuesday February 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Waston & Sons Funeral Home. 

 

Peggy was working at Southwest Tablet when she met her beloved husband, Richard. Richard and Peggy married January 11, 1966 and moved to Shelby County in 1972 to start their life together with their daughter, Rejeana. Their love for each other was unwavering, they couldn't have been a more perfect match. They loved and supported each other and showed everyone what true love really is. They opened the first donut shop in Center, Texas, then went on to open Center Printing Co. and ran it for 12 years before retiring at their home in Shelbyville, Texas.

 

Peggy played a large part in teaching her entire family the importance of being honest, having integrity, working hard and loving and cherishing family. She was never one to let you walk in her house without offering something to eat.

 

She enjoyed spending her time playing games with her family, traveling (Her brother James went with them many times), sewing, crafting, gardening, fishing and spending time with her family, which was the most important to her. Hours of stories could be told from all of the adventures she shared while traveling with the love of her life. Their adventures come from thousands of miles of travel across the United States in their R.V., which included multiple visits to Alaska.

 

Peggy was a loving, kind, fun, and feisty person with a big heart, who truly loved life. She fought for many years with Alzheimer's and cancer until the Lord called her to rejoice with her beloved and missed friends and family.

 

Peggy was proceeded in death by parents; husband, Richard A. Chote; brothers, James E. Tyre Jr. and Charles W. Tyre.

 

Peggy is survived by daughters Sheila A. Harris and husband, Gordon Harris of East Tawakoni, Texas and Rejeana D. Littles and Fiancé, John Jeansonne of Yantis; sister, Linda Stroope of Huxley, Texas; four grandchildren, Bryan Bishop, Monica Barrington, Cory Littles and Kacie Arriaga; six great-grandchildren, Crystal Sallings, Deanna & Jacob Barrington, McKynlee Hilton and Brooke & Brayden Bishop; three great great - grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

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

 

 

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Dorothy Mae Miller



NAME: Dorothy Mae Miller AGE: 94

 

ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Sunday, February 24, 2019, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : December 7, 1924

 

DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:00 am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

 

OFFICIATING: Bro. Frank Holrath

 

BURIAL: Macune Cemetery

 

FATHER: Fred Keel MOTHER Addie (Toole) Keel

 

OCCUPATION: Telephone Operator/ Artist/ Art Teacher

 

SURVIVED BY: Son: Marlon Miller of San Augustine

Daughter: Dwana McGowen of Grand Prairie

Grandsons: Jason McGowen, Mike McGowen

Great Grandchildren: Kade & Shayleish McGowen,

(Royce Ty McGowen due in April)

 

**Preceded in death by parents Fred and Addie Keel; husband Mitchell Porter Miller; Son-in-law

David McGowen; daughter-in-law Sheila Miller; Brothers Jay Keel, Sam Keel, Warren Keel;

Sisters LaNell Whitesides, Mozell Whitesides, Maxine Hunter, Eve Colvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara A. Hughes


 

 

Barbara A. Hughes, 75, passed away in peace on February 24, 2019. She was the wife of Dr. Robert I. Hughes Jr. DVM and they celebrated 53 years of marriage together.


She was born September 19, 1943, in Cumberland, Maryland. She attended Allegheny High School and graduated in 1961. She served in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966 which she was most proud of. She completed her Vocational Nursing Degree in 1976. She worked at Holly Farms from 1977-79 in Industrial Nursing and then went on to assist her husband in his veterinary clinic until 1991. In 1993, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from SFA majoring in Health Science and minoring in Psychology. She then went on to work as school nurse in Joaquin ISD until 1996 when she retired. After a brief pause she went on to study massage therapy at The Giving Tree in Nacogdoches and became a massage therapist.


She was a proud member of the Center Band Boosters for 12 years while her children were in school. She attended and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Her hobbies included reading, swimming, and playing with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love for her family and her outspoken personality!


She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Robby Hughes; daughter, Deanna Coats; son-in-law, Brad Coats; granddaughter, Kimber Hughes; and grandsons, Tray Hughes, GW, Jack and Augustus Coats.


A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donation to V.F.W. or your favorite veterans organization.


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

 

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Bettye Jean Dean


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bettye Jean Dean, 73, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on February 24, 2019 in Center, Texas. She was born on August 29, 1945 in Center, Texas to Huey Oliver and Imogene Taylor. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center. A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


Bettye grew up in Houston and attended Smiley High School. In 1980, she married the love of her life, Jody Dean and the two resided in Shelby County building a beautiful life of love and happiness together. She enjoyed crocheting and most of all, researching her genealogy. Bettye was a kind-hearted woman with a selfless nature. She took pride in caring for others and most especially her family. She was a member of Church of Christ in Tenaha. 


Bettye is survived by her beloved husband, Jody; son, Eddie Flanery and wife, Sue; brother, Robert Oliver; sister, Sheryl Bosman; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 


She is preceded in death by her parents, Huey and Imogene Oliver; and son, Robert Otis Thomas. 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.

 

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Ima Rose Harper Burns


 

 

Ima Rose Harper Burns died Friday morning, February 22, 2019, at her home in Joaquin, Texas.


Burial will take place Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Harper’s Chapel, Sabinetown, Texas.

 

Per her request, or one should say demand, no formal service will be held but family will be in attendance.


She was born in Sabinetown, in 1931, on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River, to Sallie Speight Harper and Robert Henry Harper.


She had a home place down in those Louisiana deep woods near Negreet, Louisiana, that she dearly loved and spent as much time as she possibly could over there. She enjoyed being outside and working around her camp home while she was still able to do that, visiting with friends and family, and just being her own person.


Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard L. Burns of Joaquin; mother and father; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.


Survived by children, Lynn Burns and wife Kathy of Joaquin, Neal Burns and wife Janet of McAlester, Oklahoma, Janie Burns Newman and husband Jerry of Joaquin, Jackie Burns Simoneaux of Negreet, Louisiana; grandchildren, Jessica Burns Gatlin, Christina Burns Watson, Lance Burns, Logan Burns, Jennifer Burns Cooper, Jason Newman, Jared Newman, Kyle Dempsey, Dylan Martin; brother, John Henry Harper and wife Lorene of Porter; several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; lots of folks who loved her.


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

 

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Clyde Glenn Samford


 

 

Clyde Glenn Samford, 84, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019, at his residence, in the very same spot where he was born.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Carl Smith and Rev. Russ Atwood officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mr. Samford was born December 5, 1934, in Center, to Fate Samford and Lula Mae Bush Samford.  He retired from pipefitting and enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family.  He was a member of Sampson Masonic Lodge #231 in Highlands.


He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edwina Gann Samford of Center; children, Randall Samford of Center, Jeff Samford of Center, Sherry Oliver and husband, Ben, of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Heaberlyn Campbell and Kendrick Arnold of Galveston, Trevor Campbell of Nacogdoches; great grandchildren, Kendrick Jr. and Haylee Arnold; niece and nephews, Ashley, Scott, and Mason; brother-in-law, Brigadier General Benard Gann and wife, Genelle, of Tyler; numerous cousins and other relatives.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Fate Samford and Lula Mae Bush Samford.


Pallbearers will be Joe White, Steve Jeans, Ronnie Samford, Mason Gann, Scott Gann, and Mike Johnson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Hopkins, Wayne Bittick, Neal Stevenson, and members of Ford Brown Sunday School Class.


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

 

 

 

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Belinda Odell Bean Pipkins - Updated


 

 

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

 

DOB: 09/08/1949 DOD:  02/17/2019

 

Mrs. Belinda Odell Bean Pipkins, age 69, of Houston, Texas.  Mrs. Pipkins passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. 

  

Funeral Service

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

2:00 p.m.

True Vine Baptist Church

Interment: Mosaic Cemetery

Rev. S. J. Clark, Officiating

 

Visitation

 

Friday, February 22, 2018

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

Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors 

 

Husband Robert L. Pipkins Jr. of Houston, Texas  

 

1 Son Michael Curl (Linda) of San Augustine, Texas

 

5 Daughters Robin Pipkins-Hibbitt (Adam) of Phoenix, AZ

April Pipkins of Houston, Texas

Sharon Tanner of Fort Worth, Texas ? ?

Lisa Pipkins Phillips of Marshall, Texas

Sharonda Pipkins of Marino Valley, CA

 

5 Grandchildren and A host of Great-Grandchildren

 

Mother: Janita Bean of San Augustine, Texas

 

1 Brother James Bean III (Claudette) of Houston, Texas

 

2 Sisters Ellena Joyce Willis (William) of Houston, Texas

Wilhemina Bean of Houston, Texas

 

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

 

 

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Bonnie (Stringer) McCary


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral Services for Bonnie (Stringer) McCary, age 81, of San Augustine, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2019, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial following in the Thomas Cemetery in San Augustine, County.  Visitation will be held Thursday evening, February 21, 2019, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts.

 

Bonnie Lou Evelyn (Stringer) McCary was born to the late Ivy (Bailey) Stringer and Hollis Fletcher Stringer on August 20, 1937,  In 1954, she married the love of her life, John Richard "Sambo" McCary and they celerated 64 years of marriage until his death on April 22, 2018.  For many years she led music, taught Sunday school at White Rock, served as treasurer, and kept books for Care and Share in San Augustine.  She retired after many years in the banking industry where she had served as head cashier.  She was very helpful and loved people, always greeting you with that wonderful smile, and loved working in her yard with her beautiful plants and flowers.  She was of the Baptist faith, attending faithfully her beloved White Rock Baptist Church in San Augustine County for many years.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include, her son, John Richard McCary and his wife, Denise of Diboll; her daughter, Celeste (McCary) Rainey and her husband, Tony of Santa Fe; her beloved grandchildren, Holli and Jacob Schuler of Schwartz, LA.; Jacob Aaron Michael and his fiancee, Gabby Duchesne of Fayetteville, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Jemma and Eli Schuler and Elouise Marie Michael; her beloved brothers, Chester Stringer of the Norwood Community and Hollis Stringer of Lufkin.

 

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Richard "Sambo" McCary; her parents, Hollis and Ivy Stringer; sisters, Gertrue Dent and Marjorie Ellington and her beloved grandson, Richard Duncan McCary.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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David Paul Carroll


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Paul Carroll, 71, of Joaquin, Texas, succumbed to a long-term illness on February 15, 2019.


David is proceeded in death by his parents, Clifford Carroll and Jessie Brittain Carroll; siblings, Dudley Carroll, Eloise Carroll, Betty Sue Johnson, Louise Carroll; brother, Kenneth Carroll; son, Kenneth Leon Carroll.  David leaves behind a loving wife, Kayse; sons, James David Carroll of Shelbyville and Billy Glenn Carroll of Carthage.  Grandchildren include Jessi Webb and husband Michael of Tenaha, James Paul Carroll and wife Shelby of Joaquin, Justin and Kaylena of Center, Laci and Cody Price of Tenaha and Cheyenne Carroll of Carthage.  There are also six great grandchildren. Mother-in-law, Faye Spears of Joaquin; brother, James Carroll and wife Debra of Whitehouse, three sisters, Edith McBride and husband Butch of Shreveport, Barbara  Stroud of Longview, Sharron Miller and husband Jerry of Diana; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Spears and wife Carla of Joaquin and Gordon Spears and wife Georgia of Houston.


David was born March 24, 1947, in Center. He was a long-time employee in the oil field where he worked for forty-four years.  David enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family. He loved spending time with great grandchildren, Jaylee, Mayson, Tucker and Taegan.


Pallbearers are Jeff Sharp, Stevie Smith, Kenny Weeks, Craig Wright, Linnis Holt and Caleb Metcalf.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Glenn Coulter, Hilburn Scruggs, Alvis Buckley, and Lewis Wright.


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Eugene McBride and Bro. Kerry Henry officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at noon.


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

 

 

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Annie M. Anderson


 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Annie M Anderson (77) of Center, Texas.   Mrs. Anderson passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Holiday Nursing Facility in Center, Texas.  She was born on February 16, 1941.  Funeral service will be Monday, February 18, 2019 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 Martin Luther King Drive) at 2:00pm.  Pastor Anthony Jackson, Sr will officiate.     

 

Mrs. Anderson is survived by:
Son:  Marcus Anderson of Washington 
Brother:  Cleveland Holland Jr. of Washington

Visitation:  Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 3:00pm to 6:00pm and Monday, February 18, 2019, at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church from the hours 12 noon to 2:00pm


Committal:  Westview Cemetery  


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

 

 

 

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Tim Martin


 


Graveside Services for Tim Martin, age 71, of Broaddus, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, in the Broaddus Cemetery with Dr. W. Wayne Barth officiating.  He passed from this life early Thursday morning, February 14, 2019, in Broaddus.

 

He was born to Thalia (Nolan) and Tilman Martin on December 13, 1947, in Lufkin, Texas.  He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and had retired as a electronic specialty engineer.  He was a member of the Gideons Internatioinal and was of the Baptist faith attending the First Baptist Church in Broaddus

 

He is survived by, his wife, Sharon Martin of Broaddus; daughter, Jennifer Edmisten and her husband, William of Bossier City, Louisiana; his grandchildren, Hannah Martin, Amanda Edmisten and Deanna Edmisten; Brother, Gary Martin and his wife, Sandy of Baytown, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Tilman and Thalia Martin.

 

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

 

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Jessie James "Big Hoss" Barnes


 

Mr. Jessie James “Big Hoss” Barnes, age 78, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Barnes passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas. 

  

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 16, 2019

3:00 p.m.

China Chapel Baptist Church

Interment: Redland Cemetery

Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating

 

Visitation

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

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

Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors 

 

 Son Jerome Garrett of San Augustine, Texas

 

God Son Herman Anders of San Augustine, Texas

 

2 Grandchildren

 

6 Brothers Frank J. Barnes of San Augustine, Texas

Johnny Barnes of San Augustine, Texas

J. C. Barnes of San Augustine, Texas

Albert Barnes (Martha) of San Augustine, Texas

Joe Barnes (Jewel) of Houston, Texas

Charles Ray Roberts (Ida) of Nacogdoches, Texas

 

3 Sisters Lessie Barnes of San Augustine, Texas

Elenor Perry of Houston, Texas

Jennie Ruth (JC) of Houston, Texas

 

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Lillie Hewett


 

Mrs. Lillie Hewett, age 92, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Hewett passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Summit Nursing and Rehab Center in San Augustine, Texas. 

  

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 16, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Reed Chapel Baptist Church

Interment Greer Cemetery

Rev. A. L. Horton Officiating

 

Visitation

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

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

Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors 

 

3 Sons Ted L. Hewett (Linda) of Houston, Texas

Keith Hewett (Pam) of Houston, Texas

Russell Hewett of Jackson, Tennessee

 

1 Daughter Wylma Hewett of San Augustine, Texas

 

8 Grandchildren 13 Great-grandchildren

 

1 Brother Richard L. Tanner (Betty) of Dallas, Texas

 

1 Sister Mary Houston of Houston, Texas

 

A host of other Relatives and friends.       

 

 

 

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Martha Menefee


 

 

 

Mrs. Martha Menefee, age 90, of Chireno, Texas.  Mrs. Menefee passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Lufkin, Texas. 

  

Funeral Service

 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

11:00 a.m.

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Chireno, Texas

Interment: Chireno Cemetery, Chireno, Texas

Rev. Mack Paige, Officiating

 

Visitation

 

Will be held Saturday morning at the Bethlehem Baptist Church starting a 10 a.m. until Service Time

 

Survivors 

 

4 Sons Lewis Menefee of Nacogdoches, Texas

Dennis Menefee of Paige, Texas

Larry Menefee (Llean) of Lufkin, Texas

Clarence Menefee (Trina) of Chireno, Texas

 

4 Daughters JoAnn Hunt of Lufkin, Texas

Martha Clark (David) of Lufkin, Texas

Thelma Miller (Richard) of Lufkin, Texas

Karen Menefee of Tyler, Texas

 

29 Grandchildren 

 

A host of Great-Grandchildren, Great-Great Grandchildren and Great-Great-Great Grandchildren

 

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

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Lee M. Bluford


 

 

Mr. Lee Master “LM” Bluford, age 88, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Bluford passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas. 

  

The services for Mr. Lee Master "LM" Bluford have been moved from Friendship Baptist Church to True Vine Baptist Church on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.

 

Interment: St. Luke Cemetery

Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating

 

Repast will be held at the True Vine Baptist Church

 

Visitation

Friday, February 15, 2019

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

Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors 

 

2 Sons Victor Bluford of North Folk, VA

Rev Orvin Garrett (Lela) of San Augustine, Texas

 

6 Grandchildren A Host of Great-Grandchildren

 

1 Sister Lou Annie Bluford Scott of Dallas, Texas

 

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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Murel Stephens Thomason


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murel Stephens Thomason, 93, of Center, Texas, passed away on February 7, 2019 in Katy, Texas. She was born on April 6, 1925 in Shelby County, Texas to W.O. Bush and Beulah Jetton Bush. Funeral services will be at 1:30 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. 


Murel grew up in Shelby County in the Mt. Zion Community. She attended Lamar School and Center High School where she met T.O. Stephens. The two fell instantly in love and were married right out of high school in 1942. They had two little girls, Katha and Betsy. The joy of those precious girls multiplied when Katha and Betsy both later married and had four daughters of their own: Yondi, Yanci, Brandi and Ashli. After T.O.’s passing, Murel found comfort and happiness in family and friends. Her entire life she treasured the moments where she was surrounded by her loved ones. Thousands of memories were created over the years and are treasured by her family. 


Later in her life, she met and married Charles Thomason. They spent their golden years together traveling and enjoying every moment they were given. Faithfulness to the Lord and to her church family was of the utmost importance. Murel was a member of First Baptist Church in Center for many years where she taught Children’s Sunday School, was a member of Linda Anderson’s Sunday School Class and was a member of the bereavement committee as well. She also was a member of the Golden Harvest Ministry, BPW Club and the CHS Alumni Committee. Murel was no stranger to work as she held positions at Farmers State Bank in the Human Resources Department and worked for James Campbell at Farmers Gas Company for many years. She also worked at the Center Auction Barn.  


MeeMee, as her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great grandchildren would call her, lived a simple and humble life. She had a genuine and selfless heart that was evident in the way she served her family and others. Her love, laughter and light will be dearly missed by those who had the honor of knowing her.

 
Murel is survived by her daughter, Betsy McDonald and husband, Dan of Katy; step-children, Bill Thomason and wife, Debbie and Tommy Thomason; grandchildren, Yondi Watson of Center, Yanci Hendricks and husband, Ron of Huxley, Brandi Sikes and husband, Steven of Houston and Ashli Leto and husband, Brian of Austin; step-grandchildren, Jill Noel, Jennifer Thomason and Ashley Wilson and husband, Chris; great-grandchildren, Jade Hogue and husband Todd, Jordan Nutt and Bryan, Jerrod Nutt and wife, Fernanda, Sarah Ryder and husband, Ashton, Hunter Hendricks and Chelsea,  Brisa Gawlikowski and Sagan Sikes; great-great grandchildren, Kayden, Conner and Cassie Nutt, Copen and Creek Hogue and Caul Ryder; special friend, Ann Yarborough; and a host of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents, W.O. and Beulah Bush; husbands, T.O. Stephens and Charles Thomason; daughter and son-in-law, Katha and Bill Watson; siblings, Earl Bush, Raleigh Bush, Travis Bush, Vance Bush and Christine Sears; and step-son, Charlie Thomason. 
Pallbearers are Dan McDOnald, Jerrod Nutt, Ron Hendricks, Hunter Hendricks, Kenneth Earl Bush, Bob Bush, Bruce Bush, Don Bush, Claude Lucas, Chad Bourg, Michael Fults, Jimmy Fults and Jordan Fults.


Honorary pallbearers are James Campbell, Pat Cameron, Steve Stephens and Joe Anderson.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net. 

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Charlene (Jones) Smith


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral Services for Charlene (Jones) Smith, age 79, of Hemphill, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Doyle Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County.   Visitation will be Saturday evening from the hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Wyman Roberts.

 

She was born to the late Edie Mae (Thomas) Jones and William Jessie Jones on September 1, 1939, in Shelby County, Texas, and she passed from this life in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 7, 2019, in Lufkin, Texas.  She was a homemaker, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, along with being a wonderful sister, she dearly loved her family. She was of the Assembly of God faith attending the Faith Alive Church in San Augustine.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include, her beloved daughters, Sharon King of San Augustine,Kristi Collins and her husband, Billy of Hemphill; Tyna Craig and husband Ray of Pineland; sister Betty Daniel and her husband, Lawson of Houston; brothers Doyle Jones and his wife, Cherie of Waxahachie and J.W. Jones; her beloved grandchildren, Brent Bennefield of San Augustine; Justin Collins of Hemphill; Clyde Collins of Hemphill; Lance Collins of Hemphill; Colby Craig of Pineland; Amber Napier of San Augustine; Ashley Napier of San Augustine; Stormie Craig of Pineland and Paisley Craig of Pineland; beloved great-grandchildren,  Cody Bennefield and Kristen Bennefield.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Edie Jones; beloved husband Charles. H. Smith; son, Charles Larry Smith, along with brothers Harold Jones and  Verdell Jones.

Serving as pallbearers will include, Ronald Smith, Herbert Smith, David Smith, Larry Smith, Eugene Smith  and Charles Smith.


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

 

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Emma "Jean" Roland


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Emma “Jean” Roland (84) of Tenaha, Texas.  Mrs. Roland passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at her residence.  She was born on July 24, 1934.  Funeral service will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. John Baptist Church (102 Booker T. Washington Tenaha, Texas) at 11:00am.  Pastor Chandler Pettis will officiate.   

 

Mrs. Roland is survived by:


Son:  Allen (Anna) Williams of Nacogdoches, Texas
Daughter:  Karen Roland of Tenaha, Texas


Grandchildren:  Sha Cory Richardson of Artesia, New Mexico; Jeff Williams of Wichita Falls, Texas; Andrea Williams of Arlington, Texas; Christine Williams of Nacogdoches, Texas; and Jaron Bryant of Tenaha, Texas


Visitation:  Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St John Baptist Church 10:00am to 11:00am
Committal:  St. John Cemetery Tenaha, Texas 


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

 

 

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John Lloyd Kilpatrick, Jr.


 

 

John Lloyd Kilpatrick, Jr., 52, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on February 7, 2019 in Joaquin. He was born on April 8, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana to John Kilpatrick, Sr. and Kathleen Swan Kilpatrick. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery. A visitation will be held prior to service time from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


John was a born and raised East Texas country boy. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting and spending all of his extra time in the woods enjoying nature. John had a genuinely great sense of humor and brought joy and laughter to any crowd. He graduated from Joaquin High School and was a member of Jackson Baptist Church.


John is survived by his mother, Kathleen Kilpatrick of Joaquin; brother, James Michael Kilpatrick of Joaquin; sister, Ellen Marcus and husband, Jeff of North Carolina; nieces, Emma Marcus and Abby Marcus, both of North Carolina.


He is preceded in death by his father, John Kilpatrick, Sr.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to benefit the new building fund at Jackson Baptist Church. 


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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Billie Lou Green


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billie Lou Green, 94, of Timpson, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas.    Born January 9, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Alfonse W. Malin and Helen (Czerp) Malin.


Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  

 

Visitation will be held Friday, February 08, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas.

 

Billie Lou was born in Chicago, Illinois.  Her father aquired a position managing horse stables for Texas State Parks, moving them to Kerville, Texas.  She had the pleasure of meeting Texas Rangers, learning to ride horses many different styles, and aquired a passion for loving horses in general.  She graduated from Kerville High School.  Billie met her future husband in Kerrville near where he was stationed during WWII. She married the love of her life, George Thomas Green, November 1, 1944. They moved to Houston, Texas for 15 years, then transferred to Kankakee, Illinois for 18 years.  Billie worked as secretary to the President of the University of Houston, and as secretary to the Publisher of the Kankakee Journal while raising two wonderful children with her husband.  They retired and moved to Timpson, Texas, her husband's childhood home, in 1980.  Billie and George spent over 61 years together before his passing in 2006.  Billie loved spending time with her family, especially the three grandkids.  Billie was a seamstress, enjoyed home décor projects, and was very crafty.  She was a very kind and loving lady.  Billie was most concerned about others, never wanting attention drawn to herself.  She was an active member of Tennessee Presybterian Church and has served in many capacities such as Church Clerk and Elder and she was on the Tennessee Cemetery Permanent Trust Fund for many years.  

She is survived by her grandchildren, Michael Edward Riberdy, Christopher Thomas Green, and Aaron Max Green. Billie is preceded in death by her parents, Alfonse W. Malin and Helen Malin Mackey; granddaughter, Faith Nicole Green; daughter, Patricia Elaine Riberdy; Aunt, Wanda Hintz; husband, George Thomas Green; son, George “Tom” Thomas Green, Jr.

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

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Jessie Barnes - Pending


 

 

Mr. Jessie Barnes, age 78, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Barnes passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center in San Augustine, Texas. 

  

Funeral Service

 

Pending at this time.

 

Visitation

 

 

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Eris Odelle Bowers


 

 

 

 

Eris Odelle Bowers, 93, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on February 4, 2019 in Tenaha, Texas. She was born on November 4, 1925 in Shelby County, Texas to Jesse Eric Christian and Mattie Kyle Christian. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. 


Eris is survived by her husband of 72 years, Jesse Bowers of Tenaha, Texas; son, Eric Bowers of Ashville, North Carolina; daughters, Mary Eve Brumett and husband, Tommy of McKinney, Texas and Prudence Thrasher Stiver and husband, Chuck of Longview, Texas. 


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

 

 

 

 

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Peggy Gregg


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy Gregg, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, in Conroe.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019, at Pool Cemetery in Richards.

 

Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to service with Bro. Keith Rose officiating.
Mrs. Gregg was born February 13, 1933, in Post, to Howard McDonald and Hazel Bronson McDonald. 

 

She enjoyed spending time with her family.  Mrs. Gregg was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Gregg of Center, Charles Wessley Gregg of Cut and Shoot; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Sunny” Gregg; parents, Howard McDonald and Hazel Bronson McDonald; sister, Virginia Miller; brothers, Robert McDonald, Howard McDonald, Charlie Hart.


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

 

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Leslie Kay Lockey 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Funeral Services for Leslie Kay Lockey, age 54, of San Augustine, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019, in the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine with Rev. Martin Doran officiating.  Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.  Visitation will be held on Thursday evening, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts.

 

Leslie was born to Cornelia (Sparks) Lockey and the late Eddie Lockey, Sr., on December 28, 1964,  at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, and passed from this life on Monday, February 4, 2019, in San Augustine.  Spending the majority of her life in Troup, she attended Troup Independent School District where she served in the High School Band, and was a cheerleader for the J.V. and Varsity Football Teams.  Later moving to San Augustine where she was a 1983 graduate of San Augustine High School. 

 

She attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, where she served in the Sigies - Sigma Theta Chi Sorority.  She later transferred to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches to receive her Bachelor Degree in Education and while there, she proudly worked in the SFA alumni office. 

 

Afterwards, teaching in San Augustine I.S.D. in San Augustine, and the Lake Travis Elementary I.S.D. in Austin. While in Austin, she was a member of the Austin Junior League.  She was a very loved and respected educator having a way with kids and inspiring them individually with her method of teaching.

 

She dearly loved children and animals. She had a unique way with special needs children and loved gardening, having a green thumb like her beloved MiMi.  She was always greeting you with a beautiful smile, and had a wonderful sense of humor, and she dearly loved her beloved mother, sister, and brother, aunts and uncles, and other family members she held close to her.  She was of the Methodist faith, attending the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine.

 

Those she leaves to cherish her memory include, her beloved mother, Cornelia (Sparks) Lockey of San Augustine; her loving sister, Lisa (Lockey) Gates and her husband, Steve of Troup and her loving brother, Eddie Lowry Lockey II of San Augustine;  beloved aunts, Mary Ann Coney of Troup and Judy Sparks of Hemphill; her beloved cousins, Jennifer Morgan of Diboll; JoAnna Smith of Conroe; Alan Youngs of Denver, Colorado; Lance Youngs of Troup and Billy Wayne Slaughter of Tyler; her beloved step-brother, Michael Denby of Conroe; special friend, Kirk Nichols of San Augustine; and extended family members, Ann and Cliff Nichols of San Augustine, along with numerous cousins, other family, and friends. 

 

She is preceded in death by her loving father, Eddie Lockey, Sr; her beloved grandparents, Beeman and Gertha Sparks; Savanah Lockey Carnes, and uncle, John Richard Sparks.

Serving as pallbearers will include, Michael D. Steptoe, Lance Youngs, Paul Smith, Cody Nichols, Jared Nichols, Alan Youngs, Michael Denby and Steve Gates. Honorary pallbearers will include, Billy Wayne Slaughter, Robert Harris, Ford Cartwright, H. B. Sparks, Kyle Nichols, Mark Nichols, Reed Nichols, Christian Sparks, Kristy Hanifin Ross and Jason Wessner.

 

online obituary and condolences may be posted at http://www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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Travis Wright Fussell


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Funeral Services for Travis Wright Fussell, age 61, of San Augustine, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Randy "Mo' Mills officiating.  Burial will follow in the San Augustine City Cemetery in San Augustine, with visitation being held at 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Wyman Roberts.

 

Travis was born June 16, 1957, in Richmond, Virginia, to the late Dorothy (Brandon) Fussell and Pat H. Fussell, and passed from this life on Sunday, February 3, 2019, in San Augustine, Texas.  He had previously worked for Central American Amusement, LTD, and was of the Baptist faith.

 

Those who he is survived by,  a brother, Pat Brandon Fussell and his wife, Linda Nelson of San Augustine, along with aunt, Rosemary Brandon Johnston of Allen, and a host of other cousins.

 

He is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Dorothy and Pat Fussell, and brother, Vernon Fussell.

 

Serving as pallbearers will include, Vernon Partin, Ben Fussell, John Fussell, Chris Johnson, Matt McCaver and John Oglesbee.

 

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

 

 

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Marilyn Martin Taylor


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Martin Taylor, 84, of Houston, Texas passed away on January 26, 2019 in Houston. She was born on October 19, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio to Robert Morgan and Ella Gertrude (Newhouse) Morgan.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine.

 

Marilyn was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. In her early 20’s, she was employed by Westinghouse, but she always knew her heart belonged in Texas. In the mid to late 1950’s, she met Donald Martin, a Texan, and a serviceman for the Air Force. They married, moved South and raised two children, Joel and Jennifer. She wore many hats as a wife, mother and woman. Marilyn was active in the ladies Softball League and a a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She also had a touch of tom boy in her and was an avid outdoorswoman. She loved weekend camping and fishing trips in East Texas, crabbing off jetties, hunting, riding four-wheelers and more. Marilyn was a wonderful cook and loved to prepare seafood dishes and southern foods. 

 

Marilyn worked as an executive secretary and as the attendance clerk at Nederland High School. In the early 1980’s, she met and married Tommy Taylor. They built their own beautiful 2-story log cabin out of the timber from the acreage, began raising limousine cattle were growers for Tyson. Marilyn enjoyed gardening and each year would harvest a large bounty that would be shared with neighbors and family. 

 

Marilyn was witty, funny, detail oriented and strong willed. You wouldn’t want to try to fool her as she had a keen eye for nonsense, but she was fair in all of her dealings with others. She was infamous for her lead-foot as well. Marilyn made friends easily and was a God-fearing woman. Her selfless and compassionate nature was evident in how she served those around her. One of the most admirable things about Marilyn was her optimism and perseverance. She was a proven fighter, having survived three different cancers over her lifetime until the fourth bout. Even in her final days, she remained positive and proudly wore a t-shirt that stated, “Don’t Count Me Out.” The legacy of love, life and determination that she leaves behind will carry on in the lives of so many who treasured her time on this earth.

 

Marilyn is survived by her son, Joel Martin; daughters, Tanya Hall, Jennifer Martin; grandchildren, Joshua Martin, Kaitlin Martin, Cassidy Sinclair, Gunnar Sinclair, Richard W. Simpson, Amanda Simpson, Shawn Hall; great grandchildren, Maddi Bard, Larson Bard, Logan Simpson, Laineey Simpson, Averon Orona; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Lamar Taylor; parents, Robert and Ella Gertrude Morgan; sister, Kathryn Morgan Wearn; and brother, Roger Morgan.
  
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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Gloria "Faye" Livingston Fleming


 

 

 

Gloria “Faye” Livingston Fleming (Mammaw & Sis) was surrounded by loved ones when she peacefully went to be with her Lord on February 2, 2019. She was born in Shelby County, Center, TX on April 22, 1928 to Louis Montgomery and Della Carven Livingston. On June 17, 1947 she married her soulmate and husband, Clyde Mathew Fleming, who preceded her in death in 2002. She was also preceded in death by her son, Billy Mac Fleming in 1985, her great granddaughter, Pamela Lynn Sanders Chauncey in 1993, brothers Audra Livingston, Aubra Livingston, Jim Livingston, Sam Livingston and sisters Olga Adams, Imma Jean Bush, and Pat Shroyer. 


Mammaw was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Her family was the joy of her life. 


She is survived by her daughter Pam Sanders and son-in-law Kerry Sanders of New Waverly, Texas, one grandson Jeff Fleming and wife Casey Fleming of Huffman, TX and three granddaughters Jeni Heard and husband Jon Heard of Porter, TX, Lacy Bridges and husband Justin Bridges of Orange Beach, AL, and Amy Hawthorne and husband Shane Hawthorne of Willis, TX. She was loved and will be greatly missed by thirteen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and one on the way. She is also survived by one brother Bill Livingston, four sisters Pauline Brittan, Joy Jones, Dianne Jones, Linda Clifton, and a sister-in-law Adelle Livingston. 


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 5pm-8 pm. Services will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Both services will be held at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, TX. Burial will immediately follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

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Addie Mae Brown


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Addie Mae Brown (91) formally of Orange, Texas and now of Center, Texas.   Mrs. Brown passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at local nursing home.    She was born on April 28, 1927 funeral service will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 11:00am at St. John Baptist.  Pastor Marlin Cloudy will officiate.     

 

Mrs. Brown is survived by:


Nieces and nephews


Visitation:  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Hicks Chapel at Noon to 6:00pm


Committal:  St John Cemetery Center, Texas 


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

 

 

 

 

 

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Marilyn Martin Taylor


 

Marilyn Martin Taylor, 84, of Houston, Texas passed away on January 26, 2019 in Houston. She was born on October 19, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio to Robert Morgan and Ella Gertrude (Newhouse) Morgan.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine.

 

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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Derl Douglas Anderson


 

NAME:      Derl Douglas Anderson            AGE:     86

 

ADDRESS:    San Augustine, Texas  

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Thursday, January 31, 2019, Lufkin, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :      September 16, 1931, Conroe, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF SERVICE:     Monday, February 4, 2019, 1:00 pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Wyman Roberts Funeral Home 

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:     Monday, February 4, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION:      Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

  

OFFICIATING:   Rev. Martin Doran

 

BURIAL:   Liberty Hill Memorial Garden

 

FATHER:  Thomas Preston Anderson     MOTHER   Ethel (Varino) Anderson

                                                                                                                     

OCCUPATION:      Executive Armco Steel Co.

 

SURVIVED BY:     

 

Sons: Michael Anderson and wife Debbie of Brookeland, Texas

Randall Anderson and wife Jeannie of Lake Jackson, Texas

 

Daughter: Brenda Johnson and husband Roger of San Augustine, Texas

 

Grandchildren: Ryan Anderson, Cody Anderson, Katie Luna, Kelly Parker

 

Great Grandchildren: Braedon Jones, Davy Luna, Emily Luna

 

**Preceded in death by parents Thomas and Ethel Anderson; daughter Heather Anderson; brothers Camp Anderson, Preston Anderson Jr., Jack Anderson, Johnson Anderson; sisters Ilene Martin, Elaine Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

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Elton Stinson, Jr.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elton Stinson, Jr., 72, of Center, Texas passed away on January 23, 2019 in Center. He was born on November 17, 1946 in Austin, Texas to Elton M. Stinson, Sr. and Elizabeth Mary Stinson.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home. 


Elton grew up in Waco, Texas before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps following graduation. After returning home, Elton moved to Center where he met Edith Crouch. On July 31, 1976, the two were joined in marriage. Elton was a lover of the outdoors, and he enjoyed fishing very much. He also liked building model planes, extending his knowledge through watching documentaries and was an avid reader. One of Elton’s great passions were classic cars. When he and Edith met, he owned a 1967 GTO that he cared for like his own child. A devoted husband and father, Elton treasured each and every second spent with his wife and children. 


Elton is survived by his beloved wife, Edith Stinson; son, Elton Stinson, III; daughter, Michelle Hetherington and husband, Kevin; brothers, David Stinson and Douglas Stinson; grandchildren, Eric Ard and fiancé, Cassie Gulley, Ashley Poindexter and husband, Dakota, Jimmy Hetherington and wife, Lacy; and three great-grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Elton and Elizabeth Stinson and sister, Margaret Holquin.


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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