Obituaries Archives for 2019-07

Foster Harris, Jr.

 

 

Mr. Foster Harris, Jr., age 87, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. 

 

Funeral Service Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Jerusalem CME Church. Interment will follow at the Mosaic Cemetery. Rev. Orvin Garrett will be officiating.


VISITATION 

Friday, August 2, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary

 

SURVIVORS 

Special Friend: Ophelia Maxie of  Nacogdoches, Texas

 

Son:

 

Sidney Russell Harris of Dallas, Texas

 

2 Daughters:

 

Brenda Harris Lister of San Augustine, Texas
Bonita Harris of San Augustine, Texas

 

Grandchildren 5 Great-Grandchildren 7

 

2 Brothers:

 

Richard Harris of Lufkin, Texas
Charlie Harris (DeLois) of Tyler, Texas

 

Sister: Ethel Hadnot of San Augustine, Texas

 

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

Doris Jeanette (Birdwell) Leak    

 

 


NAME:       Doris Jeanette (Birdwell) Leak           AGE:     94

ADDRESS:     Kilgore, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   July 29, 2019, Kilgore, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : December 5, 1924, San Augustine, Texas


 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE:  Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:00 am

PLACE OF SERVICE:   City Cemetery – San Augustine, Texas   

OFFICIATING:   Rev. Martin Doran
  
BURIAL:  City Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas

FATHER:  Archie Birdwell  MOTHER: Velma Birdwell

                                                                                                                     

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Daughter: Jan Jaynes and husband Craig of Kilgore

 

Sister: Betty Jo Bessonett of Tyler


**Preceded in death by parents Archie and Velma Birdwell; husband Freddie Leak; sister Evelyn Samford

 

 

Jim Bennett

 

 


Jim Bennett, 72, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Center.


Mr. Bennett was born February 20, 1947, in Texas, to Zeke Bennett and Dollie Bennett.  He worked as a national tour bus driver, having visited forty-nine states. He loved God, Texas, and his family; in that order. Mr. Bennett attended a local Pentecostal church.


He is survived by his son, Joseph Bennett and wife Bryn of San Diego, California; granddaughter, Maisie Bennett of San Diego, California; and sister, Cheryl Ramirez and husband Roy of Houston, Texas.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Zeke Bennett and Dollie Bennett.

 


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

Martha Cothren

 

 

Martha Dianne Cothren, 73, of Tenaha, went home to be with our Lord Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Tenaha.


Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at First Assembly of God in Timpson with Bro. Adams officiating.


Ms. Cothren was born January 29, 1946, in Orange, to John Morris Yeary and Gladys Opal Reeves.
She is survived by her children, Kelli Eaves and husband Douglas of Tenaha and Mike Cothren of Houston; grandchildren, Johnathon Cothren of Tenaha, Katlyn Cothren of Houston, and Amber Eaves of Tenaha; great grandson, Dakota Hurley Cothren of Carthage; sister, Sandra Rowell of Tenaha; niece and nephews, Sharla Holley and husband Roger of Tenaha, Jack Thompson and wife Lezlie of Mesa, Arizona, and John Thompson of Tenaha; and her cat, Morris.


She is preceded in death by her parents, John Morris Yeary and Gladys Opal Reeves; brother, Bill Yeary; sister-in-law, Diane Yeary; and step sister, Jeannette Carter.


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

 

 

Dorthey Elaine Blount Davis

 

 

 

 


Dorthey Elaine Blount Davis, 72, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Joaquin.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.


Mrs. Davis was born May 1, 1947, in Logansport, Louisiana, to William Alonzo Blount and Dorthey Christine McKnight Blount.  She worked at Walmart and also drove a school bus for Joaquin ISD.  Her hobbies included sewing, painting, and genealogy.  


She is survived by her husband, Mike Davis of Joaquin; daughters, Tina Mazie and husband Myron of Joaquin, Rachel Everett and husband Bubba of Tenaha, and Shannon Davis of Loveland, Colorado; grandchildren, Heaven Umbrell and husband Wesley, Whitney Witt and husband Trinity, Coby Davis, Dean Parker, Alisa Mazie, Skylar Herbison, Tesla Mazie, Trystan Herbison, and Aiden Davis; great grandchildren, Braylin, Wrigley, and Kalen Umbrell; sister, Julie Moton of Joaquin; brother, Larmie Blount of Joaquin; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her son, Dane Parker; parents, William Alonzo Blount and Dorthey Christine McKnight Blount; sisters, Carolyn Ruth Blount and Margaret Ann Blount; and niece, Rachael Moton.


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

Shirley Lamerle Denby

 

 

Shirley Lamerle Denby, 80, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on July 24, 2019 in Center, Texas. She was born on October 13, 1938 in Buna, Texas to Conway Latham and Vivian McGowan Latham. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

Shirley was born and raised in Buna, Texas. She graduated Buna High School. Later, Shirley was living in Beaumont, Texas, working as a restaurant manager, when she met the love of her life, Jack Denby, whom she married and spent over 30 years with until her passing. She enjoyed cooking for her family. Shirley especially loved her fur babies, her two dogs. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall in Center, Texas.

 

She is survived by her loving husband, Jack Denby; sons, Cregg Johnson, Quinn Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Bubba Johnson, David Denby; daughter, Darlene Denby; grandchildren, Lauren Johnson, Kelly Johnson; brothers, Jimmy Latham, Buddy Latham and wife, Cecile; sisters, Betty Cooling, Ginger Wells and husband, Donnie; brother-in-law, Bruce Denby and wife, Carolyn; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

 

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Conway Latham and Vivian McGowan Latham; sons, Jackie Wayne Denby, Steve Denby; father in law, C.R. Denby and wife, Versie; brother in laws, Weldon Denby and wife, Ruth, Cliff Denby Jr.; and sister in law, Beatrice Denby.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mangum Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

 

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.

 

 

Johnnie Kay Cassell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnnie Kay Cassell, 95, of Center, Texas passed away on July 25, 2019 in Center, Texas. She was born on July 13, 1924 in Shelby County, Texas to Homer Kay and Ruby Bounds Kay.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery.  


A visitation will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 6-8PM at Mangum Funeral Home. 
Johnnie was born and raised in the Huxley community in Shelby County, Texas.  She attended Ballard School.  Johnnie was a devoted wife, mother, and sister.  She married the love of her life, Howell Cassell, at a young age, spending many years together until his passing.  Johnnie enjoyed cooking, sewing clothes, and especially telling stories of old times.  She loved the outdoors, whether it was spent fishing with the grandchildren, taking them to the lake, or playing some basketball.  


She is survived by her son, Bobby Howell Cassell; daughters, Johnnie Howell Cook, Judy Marie Goings, Glenis Tom Carroll, Joy Lynn Redmon; 12 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and 21 great- great grandchildren; brother, Charles “Bill” D. Kay; sisters, Epsie Fernandez, Evelyn Kay Miley; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.


Johnnie is preceded in death by her loving husband, Howell Cassell; son, Bobby Joe Cassell; grandchildren, Jason Eli Redmon, Kenneth Leon Carroll, Flint Goings, Penny Hughes, Ricky Leon Goings; great grandchildren, Austin Underbrink, Antonio Aguilar, Michael Powdrill; sisters, Elaine Glenn, Else “Happy” Clark, Bertha Lee Davidson; brother, Louis Kay.


Pallbearers serving will be James David Carroll, Robbey Dutton, Jamie Carroll, Jack Tyre, Cody Price, and Dusty Lout.


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. 

 


 

Marie Thompson

 

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Marie Thompson (96) of Tenaha, Texas.   Mrs. Thompson passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Senior Care of Stallings Court in Nacogdoches, Texas.   She was born on February 5, 1923 in Tenaha, Texas.   Funeral service will be Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 am at Friendship Baptist Church in the BoBo Community. Rev. Chandler Pettis will be officiating.   

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Mrs. Thompson is survived by:


Nephew:  Ethell Thompson of DeSoto, Texas
Niece:  Morvita Branch of Dallas, Texas 


Visitation:  Friday, July 26, 2019 at Hicks Chapel starting at 12 noon. Additional visitation will be Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church at 10:00AM until 10:50AM.

 
Committal:  Bo Bo Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas 


Service entrust to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935


Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 
 

 

 

Donald Scott Sr.  

 

 

NAME:     Donald Scott Sr.             AGE:     53

ADDRESS:      Angleton, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Monday, July 22, 2019, Angleton, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    July 8, 1966, Galveston, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE:  Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 am

PLACE OF SERVICE:      Oak Grove Cemetery, San Augustine, County, Texas

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Don Lofton
  
BURIAL:  Oak Grove Cemetery, San Augustine, County, Texas

FATHER:  James Alfred Scott  MOTHER: Clarine (Smith) Woodard

                                                                                                                     
OCCUPATION:   Construction Laborer

 

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Sons: Donald Scott Jr. of Angleton
         James Browning of Angleton


Daughters: April Browning of Angleton
                 Felisha Browning of Angleton
                 Stacy Browning of Angleton
                               

Brothers: Jimmy Scott of Broaddus
               Robby Scott of Billingham WA.
                                 

Sisters: Janet Gambrell of Taylorsville, MS.
            Judy Burris of Friersson, LA.
                                 

3 Grandchildren, Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

 

 

Burtis Leon Cartwright Sr.

 

 

NAME:        Burtis Leon Cartwright Sr.          AGE:     76

ADDRESS:      Sour Lake, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Monday, July 22, 2019, Lumberton, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    February 12, 1943, Rosevine, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:  Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:00 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:    Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel  

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION:  Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 12 noon – 2:00 pm

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Cliff Durham, Bro. C. W. Lawrence
  
BURIAL:Rosevine Cemetery

FATHER:   Jessie Cartwright       MOTHER: Verlean (Morris) Cartwright

                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Heavy Equipment Operator – Pipeline Construction

SURVIVED BY:  Mother: Verlean Cartwright of Rosevine
Sons: Burtis Cartwright Jr. and wife Melissa of Sour Lake
Jessie “Rabbit” Cartwright of Sour Lake
Ronnie Cartwright of Sour Lake
Sisters: Brenda Longnion of Rosevine
Phylis Williams of Rosevine
Grandchildren: Brianna Cartwright, Josey Hebert, Jess Hebert, Katy Cartwright, Jesse Cartwright,
Erik Erickson


3 Great-grandchildren


**Preceded in death by daughter Lea Ann Carwright Hebert, Father Jessie Cartwright

 


 

Pauline Cartwright

 


84 Year old Mrs. Pauline Cartwright of Shelbyville passed away on Saturday 20th at the Pine Grove Nursing Home. Service will be on Tuesday 23 at 11 a.m. at Carroll Chapel CME Church with Rev. Jamar Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Bennett Chapel Cemetery. No wake is planned.

She is survived by:

 

4 daughters: Mae Lue Johnson and Jeannett & Elroy Casey all of Center, Ruth Cartwright and Jonnie & Bernard McClelland all of Shelbyville.

 

4 sons: Billie Cartwright, Jimmy Cartwright, and Ben & Lacey Cartwright all of Shelbyville and Lee Cartwright Jr. of Killen

 

11 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great-Grandchild

 

 

Michael Craig "Burrhead" Jones

 

 

Michael Craig “Burrhead” Jones, 59, of Huxley, Texas, passed away on July 20, 2019 in Houston, Texas after a long battle with cancer. He was born on February 18, 1960 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Darrell Jones and Garvis Childress Jones. Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeremy Blackburn, Bro. Larry Chandler and Bro. Rusty Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery. 


A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

Craig was a graduate of Joaquin High School with the Class of 1978. He was a member of the Ram Football and Basketball teams. An overall outdoorsman, Craig was an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially loved to watch Ram football, softball and track. He also loved to watch his boys coach and did his own backstage coaching. Craig was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. 

 

Craig was a devoted family man. He worked many careers from oilfield to logging and even carpentry to provide for his family. He was a man of many talents. He could work on everything from equipment, appliances, plumbing to electrical and cows. He also had a love for music and could play both guitar and piano by ear, a gift that not many possess. 

 

Craig’s greatest joy were his children and grandchildren. He would often be found swinging in his porch swing as his grandchildren played around him. Drake, Landry, Judson, Bowen, Ellie and Jhett were the light of his world and he will be an irreplaceable presence in theirs. 

Craig is survived by:


Wife: Teresa Hendricks Jones of Shelbyville

Children:
Ashley Jones Balkcom and husband, Jason of Huxley
Jon Jones and wife, Kinsey of Timpson
Jared Jones and wife, Madison of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Landry and Bowen Balkcom
Judson and Jhett Jones
Ellie Jones 

Father: Darrell Jones of Joaquin

Brother:  Dean Jones and wife, Gina of Sulphur, Louisiana

Sister-in-Law: Linda Jansen and friend, David Griffin of Huxley

Special Nephew: Drake Jansen

Nieces:
Samantha Jones
Sarah Lavergne

 

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends

 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Garvis Jones; father-in-law and mother-in-law, L.E. “Sambo” and Ima Hendricks; uncle, Buddy Childress; and aunt, Dianne Lassiter.

 

Pallbearers will be George Andrews, Lynn Raymond, Larry O’Rear, Steve Lawrence, J.D. Cockrell, Mark Bohannon, Ronnie Adams and Skipper Hendricks.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be Craig Hendricks, Ron Hendricks, Luke Hendricks, Jeff Cater, Puncho Elliott and members of the JHS Class of 1978.

 

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

 

 

Marie Anabelle Clark Humphries

 

 

Graveside service for Marie Anabelle Clark Humphries, 100, of Center will be held at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Carl Smith officiating.

 

Mrs. Humphries passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Nacogdoches. She was born on April 19, 1919, in Huber Community in Shelby County, the daughter of Cossie Lee Clark and Cynthia Della “Ramsey” Clark. 

 

Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the cemetery. 

 

“We lost our Aunt Marie yesterday evening at the age of 100 Years and a few weeks.  Aunt Marie was born April 19, 1919 to Coss Clark and Della Ramsey Clark. She had eight brothers and sisters, all of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1939.

 

Not long after graduation, she left East Texas and found the job she loved for so many years with Southwestern Bell. Aunt Marie was instrumental in finding jobs for the young East Texas men who came for a good job. She married Loy Jones, and they lived and worked in Houston for many years.

 

Aunt Marie never forgot her East Texas roots and made many trips to her home place. After retirement, they moved to the Clark home place and built them a new home.  She continued to work for the phone company for a few more years.

 

Uncle Loy passed away, and Aunt Marie married Uncle James Humphries.  They loved to travel and see the country.  They fished in Alaska and caught a lot of delicious fish. Uncle James passed away after quite a few years of marriage. Aunt Marie has lived at Lake Side Village since then.

Aunt Marie is a unique lady who is loved by so many, she has always been available to help her family and friends when they needed it.

 

To her nieces and nephews, she was more than an aunt.  She was also a loving sister to her 8 siblings.

 

To my sisters and me, she was more like a mother than an aunt. She was a fantastic cook who was patient and kind with three little girls.

 

When we had activities at school, she always drove from Houston to be there for us. All of her nieces and nephews could tell stories of how’s he helped them grow and shape their lives.  After Aunt Marie and Uncle James married, she became the proud mother of Jay and the grandmother of his daughters. One of Aunt Marie's favorite activities was the Shelby County Singers and their gospel singing. 'She would also lead the great old songs.

 

We love Aunt Marie so much and can only imagine what a grand reunion day she, her family, and friends are having!

 

The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Kay Childress and the staff of Lakeside Village for taking such good care of our Aunt Marie.”

 

Marie is survived by her step-son, Jay Humphries and wife, Mikki of San Antonio; step-granddaughters, Sherry Humphries and Susie Humphries both of San Antonio; step-great-granddaughters, Ruby, Maudie and Julia of San Antonio; numerous nieces, nephews, close family friends Bill and Judy Stegall; and a host of other family and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Coss and Della Clark, two husbands and nine siblings.

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. 

 

 

Gordon Sanford McDonald

 


Gordon Sanford McDonald, 82, of Carthage, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019, in Carthage.


Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. David Holder officiating.  Visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home one hour prior to service time.


Mr. McDonald was born May 18, 1937, in Shelby County, to Luther James McDonald and Cassie Corene Snyder McDonald.  He was the owner and operator of a machine shop.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, traveling, and playing dominoes.  Mr. McDonald was of the Baptist faith.


He is survived by his wife, Patricia McDonald of Carthage; son, Darren McDonald of Dallas; grandchildren, Katy McDonald of Austin and Eilish McDonald of Dallas; brother and sisters, Howard McDonald of Houston, Gloria Jean Risinger of the Dunnigan Community of Shelby County, Belva Hoffman of Magnolia, and Garvis Rayborn of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


He is preceded in death by his daughter, Alicia McDonald; parents, Luther James McDonald and Cassie Corene Snyder McDonald; brothers, Marlon McDonald and Nolan McDonald; and sister, Bronice Curtis.


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

 

 

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

 

 

Doris Strahan Tomlin

 

 

 

 

Doris Strahan Tomlin, 94, of Center, Texas, passed away surrounded by her family 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. 


Doris grew up in Nacogdoches and graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1942. On August 29, 1942, she married the love of her life, Orvil J.J. Tomlin and they had three children, Tommy, Sue and Richard. The family enjoyed a wonderful life together until his passing in 1984. She served as a dental assistant for Dr. Matthews and eventually retired from his office after her lengthy career. In her spare time, she absolutely loved to read, along with gardening, working puzzles, painting and quilting. She treasured the moments she was able to spend with her family and friends. During the past few years, she has enjoyed having her iPad. This gave her the chance to join Facebook and have the opportunity to see all of her grandchildren from different cities grow up. Doris spent many hours reading her Bible and in prayer. She was a devoted member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church. In her early years, she served as a Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School Volunteer.


Doris is survived by:

Son: Richard Tomlin and wife, Vicki of Center, Texas

Daughter: Sue Lovell and Darcy Charbonneau of Forsyth, Georgia

 

Grandchildren:
Martie Brown and husband, Cary of Forsyth, Georgia
Canton Lovell of Juliette, Georgia
Tommy Tomlin, Jr. and wife, Shay of Butler, Texas
Rory Tomlin and husband, Sonny of Houston, Texas
Ludy Tomlin of Mt. Enterprise, Texas
Rique McHenry and husband, Billy of Lufkin, Texas
Traci Willoughby and husband, Tony of Center, Texas
Randy Tomlin and wife, Jennifer of Center, Texas

Thirteen Great Grandchildren
Eight Great-Great Grandchildren

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Orvill J.J. Tomlin; parents, Harvey and Nannie Strahan; son, Thomas Tomlin; and sister, Nina Martin. 

 

Pallbearers will be Randy Tomlin, Rory Tomlin, Tommy Tomlin, Jr., Tyler McHenry, Austin Craig, Hagan Craig, Wesley Tomlin and Randy Lee Tomlin.

 

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

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
 

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. 

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
 

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
 

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. 
 

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. 

 


 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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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