Obituaries Archives for 2019-11

Hazel Cornelius Williams

 

 

Hazel Cornelius Williams, 90, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 27, 2019 in Center, Texas. Born June 29, 1929, in Center, Texas, Hazel is the daughter of the late Archie Aaron Dean and Leona (Guidry) Williams.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11AM at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas with Bro. Michael Williams officiating.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home. 

 

Hazel was born and raised in Shelby County, Texas.  She attended Center High School.  Hazel married the love of her life, K.P. Williams, December 02, 1947 and the two were married over 64 years before his passing,  She had an entrepreneurial spirit which led her to open “Wig Villa” in the early 70’s.  She later owned a H & R Block franchise for several years.  She enjoyed reading, along with keeping up with family and friends on Facebook.  Hazel is a member of the Eastern Star.  She served her Lord passionately by attending Center Christian Fellowship and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. 

 

Hazel is survived by her sons, LaMoine Williams of Lufkin, Texas, Michael W. Williams and wife Brenda of Willis Point, Texas; daughter, Regina Metcalf of Center, Texas; brother, Aaron Thomas Dean and wife Peggy of Livingston, Texas; grandchildren, Jana Hagler of Center, Texas, Joel Porter of Center, Texas, Amy Bryant and husband Jason of Keller, Texas, Rebecca Lackey of Broaddus, Texas, Chris Williams and wife Cissy of Willis Point, Texas, Charity Morgan and husband Jason of Edgewood, Texas, Amanda Strutton and husband Ryan of Willis Point, Texas, Jennifer Byrd and husband Clinton of Keller, Texas, Jonathan Williams and wife Elizabeth of Rockwall, Texas; 32 great grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, K.P. Williams Jr.; parents, Archie and Leona Dean; grandson, Nathan Williams; and sister, Era Maxine Williams.

 

 

Peggy Jean Stilley Yarborough

 

 

Peggy Jean Stilley Yarborough, 87, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

 

Mrs. Yarborough was born September 30, 1932, in Shelby County, to William Ottis and Gladys Wiliford Stilley.   She was a retired nurse and loved to paint; she studied under well-known artist Woodrow Foster.  In addition, Mrs. Yarborough was an avid bird watcher, Sunday school teacher and active participant in the Churchbuilder’s Ministry out of First Baptist Timpson where she was a member.

 
She is survived by:


Daughter Teresa Brown and husband Dan of Sachse, Texas
Grandchildren:
Megan Jones Reyes and husband Thomas of Beckville, Texas
Morgan Jones Southern and husband Scott of Sherman, Texas
Brigid Brown of Lubbock, Texas
Christopher Brown of Coppell, Texas
Great-grandchildren: 
Noah, Isaac, Karson, Brynlee, Rylan and Kyler 
Numerous nieces and nephews
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Yarborough; parents, William and Gladys Stilley; and brother Buster Stilley

 

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.mangumfh.net

 

 

 


 

Clara O. Oliver Williams

 

 

Clara O. Oliver Williams, 90, of the Waterman Community of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Nacogdoches.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Son Windham and Bro. Greg Sustis officiating.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.
Ms. Williams was born April 20, 1929, in the Shiloh Community of San Augustine County, to Phineas Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver.  Her hobbies included quilting, gardening, and working in her yard and with her flowers.  She was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Center.


She is survived by her daughters, Audrey Ann Polvadore and husband Roy of Center, Deborah Jeanette Peavy of Grand Bluff, and Ellen Alice Hearne of Center; grandchildren, Dejuana Risinger of Tenaha, Rayford Hutto of Center, Clinton Risinger of Center, Bridget Fontenot of Carthage, Chris Pleasant of Woodville, and Adam Pleasant of Center; nine great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pauline Oliver of Nacogdoches; special niece, Betty Mills of Chireno; cousins, Elizabeth Fountain of San Augustine and Margaret Duty of Decatur; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and a host of friends.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Fate Williams; daughter, Fay Allsbrooks; grandson, Jess Allsbrooks; parents, Phineas Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver; and six siblings.
Pallbearers will be Clinton Risinger, Adam Pleasant, Dustin Hearne, Colton Risinger, David Hutto, Rayford Hutto, and Bobby Hutto.  Honorary pallbearer will be Pete Mills.
Special thanks to Dr. Labarbera, the staff at Pine Grove, Harbor Hospice, and Nacogdoches Medical Center for their compassionate care.


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

Hazel Cornelius Williams

 

 

Hazel Cornelius Williams, 90, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 27, 2019 in Center, Texas. Born June 29, 1929, in Center, Texas, Hazel is the daughter of the late Archie Aaron Dean and Leona (Guidry) Williams.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11AM at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas with Bro. Michael Williams officiating. 

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.  

 

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

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

 


 

David Wayne Hooper

 

 

David Hooper, 56, of Center, Texas passed away on November 25, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on January 20, 1963 in Center, Texas to Verlon Ray Hooper and Thelma Andrews Hooper. Graveside services will be held at 11AM on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Old Salem Cemetery with Bro. Son Windham officiating. 


David grew up in Center. He was an avid reader, loved learning about history, especially his family’s genealogy.  He loved his family and was his parent’s caregiver before his passing.  He worked in the security industry for many years, loved dogs and being outdoors.  He enjoyed doing mechanical work and working with his hands.  He was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church. 


David is survived by his mother, Thelma Hooper of Center, Texas; brother, Jerry Hooper and wife, Beth, of Greensboro, NC; sister, Jana Hooper of Shreveport, Louisiana; nieces, Katie and Gracie, and nephew, Kayden Hooper of Greensboro, NC; aunts, Vivian Luman of Center, Texas and Lucille Mayeaux of Shreveport, Louisiana; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
He is preceded in death by his father, Verlon Hooper. 


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mangum Funeral Home to assist with 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. 

 


 

Curtis Joe Harris

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Curtis Joe “Chicken Hawk” Harris (64) of Dallas, Texas.    

 

Mr. Harris passed away Monday, November 18, 2019.  He was born on June 29, 1955 in Nacogdoches, Texas.   Funeral service will be Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2:00pm at Zion Hill First  Baptist Church (122 NE Stalling Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75961).  Rev. Mack Davis will be officiating.

  
Mr. Curtis Joe Harris is survived by:


Sons:  Curtis Jaymark Harris of Dallas, Texas and Larry Lee Christopher 

Brothers: Bobby Joe Harris (Debbie) Dallas, Texas; Tommy Earl Harris (Kim) Nacogdoches, Texas; James Lee Harris (Lachele) Laneville, Texas; and Marty Harris of Houston, Texas

 

Sisters:  Betty Marie Harris of Nacogdoches, Denise Harris of Conroe, Texas; Wanda Harris of Cypress, Texas LaDena Harris of Cypress, Texas; and Jessie Moody of Center, Texas 

 

Committal:  Pine Grove Cemetery 6005 Tx 7 Nacogdoches, Texas 75964

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935
Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 
 

Benjamin Thomas "Shorty" Nichols

 

Benjamin Thomas “Shorty” Nichols, 57, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham officiating, assisted by Bro. B.J. Windham and Crystal Linebarger.  Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.


Mr. Nichols was born September 2, 1962, in Shelby County, to Preston Henry and Betty Ann Nichols.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gatherings with friends and family and he had a love for children. Mr. Nichols was saved and baptized at East Hamilton Baptist Church.


He is survived by his children, Rowdy Risinger and Kaci Risinger of Orange; sisters, Billie Stanley and husband Darence of Center, Wanda Yarborough and husband Freddie of Timpson, Louise and husband Tony Wall of Center, and Erna Williams and husband Keith of Lufkin; brothers, James Nichols and wife Charlene of Chireno and Dan H. Nichols of Milam; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Venus Cassell Nichols; parents, Preston Henry and Betty Ann Nichols; and grandmother, Eller Asforia.


Pallbearers will be Nicholas Hargroder, Kirk Graves, William Cassell, Michael Cassell Jr., Daniel Cassell, and Lee Gibbs.


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

 


 

John Edd Giles

 

 

John Edd Giles, 86, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away November 15, 2019, in Murfreesboro.


Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Mr. Giles was born January 7, 1933, in Center, Texas, to Robert Gordon Giles and Widdie Lusette Martin Giles.


He served in the United States Army. Mr. Giles loved golf.  He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by daughter, Marla Reames; grandsons, Robert Reames and Richard and wife Abby Reames; great granddaughter, Jazmine Reames; and his puppies, Socks, Bella, and Buttercup.
He is preceded in death by son, Sean Robert Giles; and parents, Robert Gordon Giles and Widdie Lusette Martin Giles.


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

 


 

Margie Tyler

 

 

Margie Tyler, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019, in Nacogdoches.  
Ms. Tyler was born June 23, 1934, in the Pedro Community of Lawrence County, Ohio.  Her hobbies included sewing, reading, gardening, playing any type of card games, and also playing bubble pop. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.


She is survived by her daughter, Lesa Parmer of Joaquin; granddaughter, Addison Parmer of Conroe; grandson, Jeremy Tyler and fiancé, Jacqulyn Morris of Houston; great grandson, Jack Tyler of Houston; sister-in-law, Juanita Beasley of Joaquin; nieces, Sharron Shanz of Joaquin and Vicki Schafer of Denton; nephew, Rick Bixler of Gilbert, Arizona; numerous other nieces, nephews, other family and friends.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Doug Tyler; son, David Ellis; parents; and sister-in-law, Helen Bixler.


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

Laurine Christopher

Death Notice

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Laurine Roberts Christopher (100) of Lufkin, Texas.    Mrs. Christopher passed away Friday, November 15, 2019.  She was born on April 23, 1919 in Garrison, Texas. Mrs. Christopher lived most of her life in Lufkin, Texas.   Funeral service will be Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11:00am at New Life Church of Lufkin (4707 FM 843 Lufkin, Texas).  Elder Earl Whitaker will be officiating.   


Mrs. Laurine Christopher is survived by:
Son:  Billy Roy Christopher of Lufkin, Texas
Grandchildren: (2) Billy Roy Christopher and wife of Austin, Texas and Lamiracle of Lufkin, Texas. 
 God Granddaughters: (3) Tracy, Belinda, and Ashley
Great Grandchildren: (2) Mary L. Page of Dallas, Texas and Yvonne Holland of Banning California
Brothers: (2) R.C. Roberts of Alaska and Elvenish Roberts of Houston, Texas
Sister-in-laws: (2) Alice Roberts of Long Beach, California and Dorothy Roberts of Garrison, Texas

 

Visitation:  Monday, November 25, 2019 at New Life Church of Lufkin from the hours of 10:00am -11:00am.  
Committal:  Mt. Mariah Cemetery Garrison, Texas 
Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935
Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 
 

Teena Harris

Teena Harris, 47, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, in Center.
Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., December 2, 2019, at Lone Cedar Cemetery with Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.
Teena was born December 13, 1971, in Houston, TX, to Debbie Parker.  She was a sweet, kind, loving, and organized person. She loved her daughter with all her heart. Teena will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Taylor Harris of Mansura, LA; cousin, Tonya Wagstaff of Joaquin, TX. Teena is also survived by a host of friends and relatives.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Debbie Parker and grandmother, Opal Daniels.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to her daughter’s college fund. Donations are to be mailed to Taylor Harris, 224 ManBorde St., Mansura, LA 71350.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME
PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST
CENTER, TEXAS 75935
PHONE: 936-598-4331

FAX: 936-591-9944
www.watsonandsonsfh.com

Curtis Dodd

 

 

Mr. Curtis Dodd, age 69, of Lufkin, Texas.  Mr. Dodd passed away Monday, November 22, 2019, at Willowbrook Nursing Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

Saturday, November 30, 2019
1:00 p.m.
China Chapel Baptist Church
Interment Redland Cemetery

 

Visitation

Saturday, November 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. @ Garner & Son Chapel
12:00 noon until 12:30 p.m. @ China Chapel Baptist Church

 

Survivors 

 

3 Brothers

 

Bernard Dodd (Darcy) of Nacogdoches, Texas
Wyman Dodd (Katherine) of Fort Worth, Texas
Randle Dodd of Lufkin, Texas

 

1 Sister Carla Page (Joe) of Nacogdoches, Texas

 

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 

Aaron Lee Richardson

 

 

Mr. Aaron Lee Richardson: Age: 95 is scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 11:00 am at Sid D. Roberts Chapel 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX  with  Rev. James A. Ervin, Sr. as Eulogist. Pastor Rogers Johnson, Officiating


Visitations will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m until 8:00 pm at Sid Roberts
Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX


Burial  will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches, TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, TX


Date of Birth: July 14, 1924   Date of Death: November 20, 2019
 

Annabell Burson

 

 

Annabell Burson, 83, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday on November 20, 2019 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.


Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will immediate follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery near Huxley.
Annabell was born August 16, 1936 in Seiling Oklahoma to Dodge M. Russell and Jennie E. Russell.  After she graduated from high school, she attended nursing school and became a Registered Nurse (R.N.).  While attending nursing school, she met Jack D. Burson and they were married on March 29, 1957.  After becoming a R.N., Annabell served as a nurse in the Obstetric Departments in hospitals in Stillwater, Oklahoma and Lake Charles, Louisiana.  She was a member of the Center Church of Christ.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Burson; son, Russell David Burson; parents, Dodge M. Russell and Jennie E. Russell; and brother Leonard Russell.


She is survived by two sisters, Betty Miller of Amarillo, Texas and Rosalee Cartwright of Morris, Illinois; brother, Oliver Earl Russell of Washington state; brother-in-law Byron Burson of College Station, TX; and several nieces and nephews.  


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

Clyde Don Barnes

 

 

Mr. Clyde Don Barnes, age 65, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Barnes passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at CHI St. Luke Memorial Hospital in San Augustine, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

Saturday, November 23, 2019
2:00 p.m.
True Vine Baptist Church
Interment: Redland Cemetery
Pastor S. J. Clark, Officiating

 

Visitation

Saturday, November 23, 2019
8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. @ Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel

 

Survivors 

Son Clyde “Rhylo” Parks of Nacogdoches, Texas

8 Grand Children   4 Great-Grandchildren 

Brother Claude Wayne Barnes (Rose Marie) of Cedar Park, Texas

2 Sisters Diane Barnes of San Augustine, Texas, Patricia Gerald (Rosanno) of Cibolo, Texas

 

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


 

Danny Scarborough

 

 

Danny Lamar “Big Daddy” Scarborough, 68, passed away November 19, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. 
He was born November 22, 1950 in Center, Texas, to Jeff and Ruth Scarborough.  He was a member and Deacon of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school for many many years.  He loved the Lord and had a huge impact on the life of many through his teaching of the Bible and how he led by example in his day to day life.  Danny was loved by all and was always known by everyone as “Big Daddy”.  Big Daddy was very active in his children and grandchildren’s lives and attended as many of their functions as he could fit in whether it be sports to theatre events.  He loved to fish, hunt, play 42, pitch washers and watch westerns.  He will be missed by a multitude of friends and family that loved him, but we all rest easy in knowing he is resting in the arms of Jesus. 

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.


Survived by


Wife of 50 years
Judy Scarborough of Huxley
Sons 
Phillip Scarborough & Wife Stacey of Huxley
Patrick Scarborough & Wife Jaclyn of Huxley
Grandchildren
Savannah Dutton & Husband Robbey
Alli Jo Baldwin
Brayden Scarborough
Brylee Scarborough
Brysen Scarborough
Bryant Scarborough
Ashton Scarborough
Saylor Scarborough
Sisters
Deloris Sample & Husband Donald of Quitman
Merlyon Chandler & Husband Larry of Huxley
Sister in law
Mozell Scarborough of Pasadena
Barbara Jeff Wilburn of Orange
Brother in laws
Bobby Wilburn & wife Cora of Joaquin
Price Wilburn of Center
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends
Preceded in Death by 
Parents: Jeff & Ruth Scarborough
Brother: Larry Scarborough
Daughter: Pam Baldwin & Husband Scotty


Pallbearers    
Bobby Daw
Dennis Thompson
Donnie Adams
Larry O’Rear
Keith O’Rear
Dale Vaughn
Howard Davis
Richard Livingston
Craig Hendricks
Honorary Pallbearer: Phil Lynch


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

James Richard Shofner

 

 

James Richard Shofner, 89 of Center, Texas, left this world on Monday, November 18, 2019, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born to Martin Lee and Bessie Flemings Shofner on December 21, 1929, in Center, Texas. After graduating high school, he proudly served his country for eight years in the United States Navy, where he completed a tour of duty during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, James promised the Lord if He would let him get back to the Piney Woods of East Texas he would never leave for long. It was a promise he kept short of a few brief vacations. 

 

Upon his marriage to Rosa, he settled in Center to raise a family and run his machine shop building, tinkering and creating for many years. He was a Master Mason and was the Worshipful Master of Lodge 149. James was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a long-time member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley, Texas, where he was a deacon for 58 years. Everyone who knew him knew of his faith and unending love for Jesus.

 

He passed that love along not only to his family, but also to countless friends and strangers alike. We are certain that upon reaching the Pearly Gates he was met by a host of family and friends and welcomed with the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Services will be Thursday November 21, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with visitation Wednesday November 20, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. 

 

James is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Rosa Lee Vaughn Shofner of Center. Daughters Debora Shofner Johnson and husband Darrell of Center and Janet Shofner Wilburn of Center. 

 

Grand Children 
Rex Johnson and wife Allison
Nikki Johnson Butler and husband David
Misty Wilburn
Micah Wilburn 

Great-grand children 
Katie Johnson Warner and husband Kyle
Rhett Butler
Callie Johnson
Guner Youngblood

Brother 
Delbert Shofner 

Sisters
Edna Ruth Birdwell
Linda Henderson and husband Joe 
Kathi Howard and husband Dewey

Sister-in-law
Ann Vaughn Yarbrough 

Special friend and Brother in Christ: Prentice Hendricks

As well as a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones. 

 

He is proceeded in death by his parents Martin Lee and Bessie Flemings Shofner; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Gladys Snider Vaughn; son-in-law, Michael Wilburn; sisters, Mary Lee Reichel, Bille Jean Livingston; brothers-in-law, Leon Livingston, Doug Parker, Pug Yarbrough, J.C. Vaughn, Bryant Birdwell, Jerry Reichel; sisters-in-law, Doris Parker, Carol Shofner, Marilynn Vaughn; niece, Kimberly Parker. 

 

Pallbearers will be Rex Johnson, David Butler, Chester Dawson, Lynn Raymond,  Kyle Warner, Rhett Butler, Guner Youngblood 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Clyde Donald Barnes - Pending

 

 

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

 

DOB: 09/04/1954        DOD:  11/18/2019

 

Mr. Clyde Donald Barnes, age 65, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Barnes passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, at CHI St. Luke Memorial Hospital in San Augustine, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

 

Services are pending at this time.

 

Visitation

Survivors 


 

Curtis A. Price II

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing memorial service for Mr. Curtis Aaron Price II (40) of Center, Texas.   Mr. Price passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019.  He was born on March 1, 1979 in Houston, Texas.  Memorial service will be Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00am at Abundant Love Ministries, 1426 Shelbyville Street Center, Texas 75935.  Bro. Marlin Cloudy will be officiating.   


Mr. Curtis A. Price II is survived by:


Children:  Curtis Price III and Xaaron Price 
Parents: Curtis and Geraldine Price of Center, Texas
Brothers:  Keith (Quiena) Price of Dallas, Texas; Antonio (Angela) Price of Ervin, Texas; and Jonathan Price of Arizona
Sisters:  LaDelsha Price of Humble, Texas and Mon-Ruth Price of Center, Texas
Special Acknowledge Sister:  Tera Garcia of Longview, Texas 


Wake:  Friday, November 22, 2019 at Hicks Chapel from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. 
Repass:  Abundant Love Fellowship Hall 


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 

 

 

Richard Griffin

 

 

Richard Griffin, 80, of Center, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mr. Griffin was born August 21, 1939, in Center, to Dick Griffin and Clara Anderson Griffin.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Center, where he was involved in the Fellowship Sunday school class.


He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Alford Griffin of Center; sons, Robert Griffin and wife Melody of Center and David Griffin of Center; grandson, Blake Griffin of Center; special friends, Linda Jansen and her son Drake of Huxley and Alex Rafael of Center; brothers, Bobby Griffin and wife Carol of Lufkin and Jerry Griffin and wife Phyllis of Joaquin; brother-in-law, Charles Alford and wife Mary Lou of San Augustine; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Clara Griffin; brother, Dan Griffin; daughter-in-law, Vickie Case Griffin; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Buford and Jimmie Alford.
Pallbearers will be Ray Griffin, Jason Griffin, Keith Alford, Phil Sublett, Steve Thompson, Ken Boles, Alex Rafael, and Spencer Hamilton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Griffin, Hardy Meredith, David Poole, and Wesley Groves.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, www.alz.org, 800.272.3900.


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

 


 

Laurine Christopher

Death Notice

 

Funeral services are pending for Mrs. Laurine Christopher (100) of Lufkin, Texas.  

 

Funeral services are entrusted to Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas 75935.  

804 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas (936)598-3865

Peggy Ann (Miller) Lawson

 

 

Peggy Ann (Miller) Lawson, 94, of Shelbyville, Texas passed away on November 9, 2019 in Texas City, Texas.  Born July 24, 1925, in Hertfordshire, England, Peggy is the daughter of the late Frederick Miller and Lucy (Brett) Miller.  Graveside service will be held Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2 PM at Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. 

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.  

 

Peggy was born and raised in Hertfordshire, England.  She met the love of her life, Jasper McShan, while he was serving in the United States military.  Peggy decided to move to the United States to join him and the two were married shortly after.  They spent many years together before his passing in 1981.  She later met her soulmate, John Lawson, and the two were married in Patroon on May 16, 1982.  The two enjoyed fulfilling life together until his passing in 2006.  Peggy worked for Deep East Texas Electric Co-op, retiring with more than 32 years of service.  Peggy enjoyed gardening, walking her dog, and especially working in her flower gardens.  She was a devoted member of Patroon Baptist Church while her health permitted.  She loved the Lord and served as church treasurer for many years.  Peggy touched many lives through the years.  

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Lawson Page and husband Ronald of Nederland, Texas, Elizabeth Lawson of Texas City, Texas, Patricia Lawson Swaby and husband Richard of Goodrich, Texas, brother, Donald Miller of England; sister, Jean Shepherd of England; grandchildren, Shawna Page, Stefanie Plaunty and husband Justin, Charli Miller and husband Carl, Tabitha Swaby; great grandchildren, Gavin and Benjamin Plaunty, Kalle and Kaden Miller, Jared and Jacoby Mowles; great great granddaughter, Coraline Mowles; nephews, Frank Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas, Truman Johnson of Garrison, Texas, Jackie Johnson of Garrison, Texas; many nieces and nephews in England; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Peggy is preceded in death by her husbands, John Lawson, Jasper McShan; parents, Frederick and Lucy Brett Miller; brothers, Frederick Miller Jr., Frank Miller, Stanley Miller; sisters, Winifred Skipp, Jess Wisbeach, Maud Meller, and Constance Edwards.

 

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

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


 

Jo Anne Russell

 

Jo Anne Russell, 61, of Huntington, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019, in Lufkin.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mrs. Russell was born March 8, 1958, in Houston, to Elzie Ray Barlow and Marvlet Galloway Barlow.  She was employed as a nurse. She enjoyed gardening and caring for people, especially her grandbaby.  Mrs. Russell was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Lufkin.


She is survived by her husband, Larry Russell of Huntington; daughter, Heather Russell of Lufkin; grandson, Brylan Chase and his father Larry Chase of Lufkin; mother, Marvlet Barlow of Center; sisters, Connie Mora of Center, Cheryl Denny and husband Jerry of Citronelle, Alabama, and Kathy Grayson and husband Johnny of Center; mother-in-law, Weida Lowery of Center; brother-in-law, Jerry Russell of Center; and nephew, Kurt Russell of Longview; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She is preceded in death by her father, Elzie Ray Barlow; and brother-in-law, Greg Mora.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Grayson, Christopher Mora, Jerry Denney, Bill Anderson, Gregory Baker, and Dennis Russell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Denny and Larry Chase.


A special thanks to her boss, J.S. Chandra M.D. and co-workers at The Heart Institute of East Texas in Lufkin.


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

 

Waymon Edward Armstreet

 

 

Waymon Edward Armtreet, 82, of Houston, Texas passed away on November 7, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  Born December 22, 1936, in Shelby County, Texas, Waymon is the son of the late William Wayne Armstreet and Shelby Exa (Risinger) Armstreet.  Graveside service will be held Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2PM at Duncan Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas. 

 

Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.  

 

Waymon graduated from Strong School in Shelby County.  He was a loving father, and enjoyed spending time with and taking care of his son, John, until his passing in 2015.  Waymon worked in Houston, Texas as a dedicated fireman.  Later in his career he bacame Fire Chief at Houston’s Station 19.  When he was not working you could find him fishing on the Guadalupe with his nephew, Lynn, and some of his coworkers from his station.  

 

Waymon is survived by his wife, Marcia Rojas Armstreet of Atlanta, Georgia; mother of his child, Margaret June Gordon Armstreet; sisters, Vivian “Sis” Raymond of Shelbyville, Texas, Lucille Smith of Center, Texas; nephews, Lynn Raymond and wife Christine of Shelbyville, Texas, Jerry Raymond and wife Gina of Shelbyville, Texas, Steve Smith and wife Deb of Center, Texas, Kenneth Smith and wife Elizabeth of Hollow Rock, Tennessee; niece, Margo Griffith and husband Waylon, Center, Texas; special friend, Mike Phillips, Mike Casey; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.  

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Exa Armstreet; son, John Wayne Armstreet.

Serving as pallbearers will be the Houston Fire Department Honor Guard.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Risinger, and Bobby Henry Wilburn.

 

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

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


 

Scotty Baldwin

 

Scotty Baldwin, 46, of Center, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 


Scotty was born March 19, 1973, in Center, to Mike and Joan Baldwin. He was one of a kind. Scotty loved to make people smile and would give you the shirt off his back.  He was the most loyal, big-hearted friend to everyone he met.  Growing up, you would find Scotty either at the cow lot, roping pen, or chicken houses.  He always wanted to follow in his daddy’s footsteps.  His greatest passion was steer wrestling with his daddy right beside him as his hazer. His daddy was his hero.  Most knew Scotty as “Hollywood” when he was a truck driver.  He married the love of his life, Pam, and they had two beautiful daughters, Alli Jo and Savannah.  After Pam passed away, it was just him and Alli.  She was his everything.  He later married Carrie and found love again he thought he never would find.  He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.


He is survived by his wife, Carrie Baldwin; daughters, Alli Jo Baldwin and Savannah Green Dutton and husband Robbey; parents, Mike and Joan Baldwin; sister, Angie Baldwin Barbee; brothers-in-law, Pat Scarborough and wife Jaclyn and Phillip and Stacey Scarborough; nieces and nephews, Brayden, Brylee, Brysen, and Bryant Scarborough and Ashton and Saylor Scarborough; stepsons, Cody Bryce and wife Ally, and Tucker and Tanner Williams; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Judy and Danny Scarborough.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Pam Baldwin; brother, Joseph Carl Baldwin; grandparents, Lucille and D.C. McSwain, James Edmond, and Jessie Lee Baldwin.


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

 


 

Steve Boyd

 

 

Steve Boyd, 73, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Steve was born on August 26, 1946 in Logansport, Louisiana to David (D.B.) and Maurine Farmer Boyd. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He was raised in the Bethel Community in Logansport and loved traipsing over the property hunting and fishing the ponds around there. 

 

Survived by his wife of 30 years, Barbara Boyd of Center, Texas. 

 

Children: 
Sheri Grezeczkowski and husband Allen of Lake Esinore, California. 
Christopher Boyd, and wife Mandy of Meridan, Texas.     
Stephanie Haltom, and husband Mark of Tyler, Texas. 
Melinda Crouch of Kaufman, Texas 
Robert Crouch of Timpson, Texas 

Grandchildren: 
Ashley Grezeczkowski 
Nicholas Grezeczkowski 
Jordan Haltom 
Laney Crouch 
Mirandia Crouch 
Olivia Crouch 

Brother and Sisters: 
David Boyd, Jr. and wife Shirley of Center, Texas 
Charlotte Scruggs of Joaquin 
Freida Parker and husband Charles Ray of Joaquin

Numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

Preceded in death by his parents D.B. and Maurine Boyd. His wife and children’s mother, Alicia Wood Boyd. His brother in law Thomas Scruggs.

 

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

Solon (Wayne) Ponder

 

 


Solon (Wayne) Ponder, 93, of Joaquin, Texas passed away on November 7, 2019 in Center, Texas. He was born February 5, 1926, in Ewing, Illiois, to Solon and Fleta Ponder.  

 

He is survived by his; Son, Dale Ponder and wife Marinna of TX; Daughters; Debra Goodwin of Nevada and Kaye Nealy of Washington; 7 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great Grandchild, and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly. Mr. Ponder was a WWII veteran serving in the United States Air Force retiring after 27 ½ years of service for his country.

Services will be Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home with Visitation Monday November 11, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Benton, Illinois. 

 

Mr. Ponder is preceded in death by his Wife of 69 years, Betty Evelyn Ponder and Son Michael Wayne Ponder.

 

In lue of flowers donations can be made to the Jackson Missionary Baptist church of Joaquin 11120 TX-7 Joaquin TX 75954

 

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

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

 

Lenora Mills  

 

 

NAME:    Lenora Mills              AGE:     71

ADDRESS:      Carthage, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 11:09 am
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH: January 3, 1948, San Augustine, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10:30 am

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Levi Corhorst
  
BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER:      Raymon Lakey                                                   MOTHER: Ercell (Hussey) Lakey

                                                                                                                   
OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

SURVIVED BY:   Husband: Thad Roy Mills of Gary
Daughters: Deidra Swift of Evadale, Celeste Lewis and husband Harold of Joaquin

Son: Timothy Mills and wife Stephanie of Elysian Fields
10 Grandchildren; 30 Great-grandchildren


**Preceded in death by parents Raymon and Ercell Lakey; granddaughter Brandi Mills
  

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
 

Tamoya Gentry

 


Miss Tamoya Gentry 34 of Timpson passed away Saturday evening in Center. A Wake will be held Friday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at the First Assembly of God in Timpson, Texas.

Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the Woods Community.

 

Pastor Alfred Berry will be officiating.

 

She is survived by:

 

Mother - Loretta Berry in Tenaha, TX

 

Father - Rev. Alfred Berry in Tenaha, TX

 

5 Brothers - Reginald Tyrone Paige, Jarrion Tere Gentry, Xavier Gentry, Frankie Gentry, Marcus Berry

 

4 Sisters - Brandy Gentry, LaShandra Jones, Onita Jones, Sandra Jones

 

 

Dot Smith

 

 

Dot Smith, 89, of Diana, formerly of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Longview.


Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Marc Minter officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.


Dot was born May 19, 1930, in Center, to Jimmy W. Davis and Grace Estelle Doggett Davis.  She was a bookkeeper for the radio station for many years.  Dot loved to sing gospel music whether it was in the choir or with a quartet.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
She is survived by her children, Mitch Smith and wife Connie of Kilgore, Mike Smith and wife Cathy of Kilgore, and Kandi Grissom and husband John of Diana; grandchildren, Robert Smith, Jared Smith, Eric Smith, Kevin Ellis, and John Douglas Grissom; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 


She is preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Smith; parents, Jimmy W. Davis and Grace Estelle Doggett Davis; and brothers, Jimmy Davis and James Davis.


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

 


 

Chester "Chet" John Hribal Jr.

 

 

Chester “Chet” John Hribal Jr., 56, of Center, Texas passed away on October 18, 2019 in Center, Texas.  Born August 19, 1963, in Kansas City, Missouri, Chet was the son of the late Chester John Hribal Sr. and Iva Joy (McSwain) Hribal.  Celebration of Life will be held on November 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by daughters, Sarah Waller and husband Joel of Center, Texas, Darian Hribal of Center, Texas; mother of his children, Sheri Vaughn Hribal; grandchildren, Katlyn Waller, Pierson Waller, and Madisyn Waller; brother, Jamey Hribal of Hideway, Texas; sister, Kay Wilkinson of Dallas, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Chet is preceded in death by his parents, Chester John Hribal Sr. and Iva Joy Hribal; and sister, Sherry Luman Schump.

Judith Grisel Zapata

 

Judith Grisel Zapata, 45, of Center, Texas passed away on November 2, 2019 in Center, Texas. She was born January 1, 1974, in Papantla DE Olarte Veracruz, Mexico, Judith is the daughter of  Vdlentino Zapata Jimenez and Irma Mora Morales. 

 

She is survived by her husband, Jorge Mejia Camas of Center; son, Joshua Mejia of Center; Father Vdlentino Zapata Jimenez;  sisters,  Irma Zapata Mora and Gudalupe Zapata Mora;  cousins, Faustino Mora Mar, Desiderio Mora Mar and Pascual Mora Mar; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly. 

 

Judith is preceded in death by her mother, Irma Mora Morales.

 

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

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

 

 

Karen Creech Thompson

 

Karen Creech Thompson, 70, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, in Center.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.


Ms. Thompson was born August 17, 1949, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Lloyd Creech and Betty Vancleave Creech. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Logansport, where she taught Sunday school for a few years. During this time, she became known as “Aunt Cookie” to all the children.


She is survived by her son, Charlie B. Thompson of New Orleans, Louisiana; brothers, Billy Creech of Logansport, Louisiana and Sam Creech of Irving, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Thompson; parents, Lloyd Creech and Betty Vancleave Creech; and brother, Danny Creech.


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

 

 

Mike Anthony Luster

 

Mike Anthony Luster, 55, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, in Joaquin.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Cogburn Cemetery in the Leo Community of Era, Texas.


Mr. Luster was born December 15, 1963, in Gainesville, Texas, to Veston Luster and Mildred Ryan Luster.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and most of all, spending time with his children.
He is survived by his children, Chism Luster and wife Catherine, Kaitlyn Mahon, and Carter Luster; grandchildren; and brother, Billy Luster and Renee McInnis.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Veston and Mildred Luster.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for his son.


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

 

 

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