Obituaries Archives for 2019-12

Valter Lee Coley

 

 

Valter Lee Coley was born in Moultrie, Georgia(10/24/1951 _ 12/25/2019).  He was the baby of seven Children born to Dick and Agnes Coley of Coley Road, Hartsfield Georgia.

 

WIFE

Bobbie Lou Coley

 

SIBLINGS

Gary R. Coley (Betty) of Panama City Beach, Florida
Stanley L Coley (Connie) of Live Oak, Florida
Mary C. Daughtry (Joe) of Pelham, Georgia
Loretta C. Lipsey (Wayne) of Brandon, Floridaa
Kaye C. Parham (Allen) of Evans, Georgia 
Cleone C. Boyd (Wandell) of Moultrie, Georgia

 

CHILDREN

Lisa C. Parham of Augusta,Georgia
Jason Coley (Mary) of Augusta, Georgia
Jeffery Coley of Augusta, Georgia
David Lee Coley (Farah) of Green Bay, Wisconsin 
Emilee C. O'Neal (Jerred) of Elko, Nevada

 

GRANDCHILDREN

Correy Maynor
Evan Maynor
Mikey Winterholler
Braxton O'Neal
Woodrow Lee O'Neal
Jedd O'Neal
Maverick O'Neal
Nate Coley

 

NIECES AND Nephews

Michael Coley (Lori)
Pam Roland (Keith)
Shane Coley (Leesa)
Shannon Van de Wall
Donna Phillips
David Daughtry
Dale Daughtry (Kristi)
Dusty Daughtry (Rihanna)
Tony Lipsey (Angie)
Laura Lipsey Hayes (Matt)
Doug Parham
Barry Parham
Lisa Parham
Morgan Parham (Katy)
Amber Bentley (John)
Haley Dooley (Dan)
Mark Boyd (Ashley)
Chad Boyd
Robin Boyd

 

Numerous Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews.


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

 


 

Artha Ray Crosby

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Artha Ray Crosby (69) of Center, Texas.     Mr. Crosby passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.   Funeral service will be Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (617 Hopkins Street Center, Texas 75935).   Brother Freddie Wilson will be officiating.

  
Mr. Crosby is survived by:


Wife:  Naretta Crosby 
3 Sons 
3 Daughters
3 Sisters
2 Sister-in-laws
1 Brother-in-law


Several grandchildren, great- grands, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.  


Visitation:  Friday, January 3, 2020 at Hicks Chapel from the hours at 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.


Committal:  St John Cemetery in the Africa Community 


Repass:  St. John Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 


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 

 

 


 

Sandra Faye Warr Rowell

 

 

Sandra Faye Warr Rowell, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Tenaha Church of Christ with Andrew King officiating.  Interment will follow at Jarrett Cemetery in Jacksonville. Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.


Mrs. Rowell was born January 19, 1944, in Center, to John Morris Yeary and Gladys Opal Gilchrist Yeary.  She worked as a daycare teacher and enjoyed needle point stitching.  Mrs. Rowell was of the Christian faith.


She is survived by her children, Sharla Mae Holley and husband Roger, John Thompson, and Jack Thompson and wife Lezlie; grandchildren, Jaeson Turner, Jax Turner, Dalton Holley, Delaney Holley, Danielle Runyon and husband Arik, Jeremy Thompson and wife Jessie, and Anthony Thompson and wife Samantha; four great grandchildren; niece, Kellie Eaves and husband Douglas; special friend of the family, Pam Whitton; and her dog and best friend, Zeus.


She is preceded in death by her parents, John Morris Yeary and Gladys Opal Gilchrist Yeary; and her siblings, William Morris Yeary and Martha Diane Cothren.


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

Johnny Valton Taylor

 

 

Mr. Johnny Valton Taylor, age 72, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Taylor passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service
Saturday, January 4, 2020
1:00 p.m.
True Vine Baptist Church
Interment: Lane Town Cemetery
Pastor S. J. Clark, Officiating
Rev. Orvin Garrett, Eulogist

Visitation

Friday, January 3, 2020
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
 

Avey Smith    

 

 

NAME:   Avey Smith             AGE:     87

ADDRESS:      San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Sunday, December 29, 2019, San Augustine, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:    November 19, 1932, Port Neches, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:00 am

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

OFFICIATING:   Charles Sharp
  
BURIAL:  Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER:     Renondet Abshire                           MOTHER: Katie (Bertolio) Abshire

                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Bookkeeper, Deep East Texas Electric Co-Op

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Sons: Nay Smith Jr., and wife Cathleen of San Augustine
Matt Smith and Carol Cartwright of San Augustine

 

Daughter: Cindy Watts and husband Ron of Tyler
                               

8 Grandchildren


Sister-in-laws: Dovie Renfroe, Mildred Scarborough, Loretta Richards, Tootie Smith,
                                                          Martha Smith


**Preceded in death by parents Renondet and Katie Abshire; husband Nay Smith Sr.; son Glenn Edward Smith

 


 

Harold Randall "Randy" Hughes

 

 

Harold Randall “Randy” Hughes, 63, of Nacogdoches, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019, in Nacogdoches.


Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2020, at Gospel Assembly Church in Nacogdoches with Bro. John Budd, Bro. Dennis White, Bro. Dick Tubbe, Dr. Donald Cagle, and Kathy Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Mr. Hughes was born May 22, 1956, in Center, to Harold Hughes and Ella    Baggett Hughes.  He retired from Nacogdoches County Road and Bridge Department. Hunting and cooking were among his hobbies.  Mr. Hughes was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Nacogdoches.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Lynch Hughes of Nacogdoches; daughters, Mandy Tyre and husband Chuck of Huxley, Misty Kay and husband Mark of Brock, Bridgett Birdwell of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Deeanne Hughes, Kalli Perkins, Zachery Hagler, Ryleigh Hughes, Briley Birdwell, Maddy Hagler, Alex Johnson, Kason Livingston, Abigail Kay, Hunter Kay, Ethan Tyre, Sadie Kay, and Sawyer Kay; mother, Ella Manshack of Center; sister, Susan Helveston and husband Ronnie of Longview; brother-in-law, Phil Lynch of Huntsville; nephew, Eric Denby; and nieces, Maci Denby and Raylen Helveston; and numerous other family members.


He is preceded in death by his son, Brad Hagler; father, Harold Hughes; stepfather, James Manshack; and special friends, Charles Commander, Gibbs Chapman, and Bob French.
Pallbearers will be Teral Jones, Eric Denby, Josh French, Gunner Fleming, John Bentley, Daniel Bently, Bart Lynch, and Buster Garrett.  Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Alders, Jim West, Scott Cagle, Phil Lynch, Dan Bently, Larry Hurst, and Chuck French.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gospel Assembly Church, 2916 Lilly Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964.


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

Jean Adams McMullen

Melba Jean Adams McMullen passed away on 27 December, 2019 at the Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center, Texas.  Jean was born in Mansfield, Louisiana on 29 August, 1932 to Gordon Earl Adams and Lorene Sanders Adams.  Jean grew up in Shreveport, LA and graduated from Byrd High School in 1950.  In her senior year at Byrd High, she was elected to be an ROTC sponsor, a coveted honor in those post WWII days.  

 

In 1950 she enrolled as a freshman at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, majoring in home economics.  At LA Tech she met her future husband, a senior engineering student, William McMullen.  She and Bill were married in January of 1952 and moved to Longview, Texas.  Later they moved first to Fort Worth and then in 1964 to Nassau Bay, Texas near the Johnson Space Center.  Jean and Bill were blessed with three wonderful children and Jean spent most of her early married years being a devoted and loving Mother and wife.   After her children had reached an age when they were mostly self-sufficient, Jean resumed her college education and in 1972, graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. degree in elementary education.

 

Jean began her teaching career in The Clear Creek Independent School District and over her 20 years of teaching received many awards and honors for teaching excellence.  Most important to her though were the student who returned in later years to see her and to thank her for the devotion and help she had given them.  She was a charter member of the Clear Creek Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International (teacher) Society and later transferred her membership to the local Shelby County Chapter.  Jean retired from teaching in 1991 and she and her husband moved to the New Prospect Community in Shelby County where they lived until her death.  She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Center.

 

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mrs. Jacquelyn Shipp, and a brother, James Adams.  She is survived by her husband: her three children: Mrs. Marcia Younker and husband Perry of Fayetteville, GA; Dr. W. Wynn McMullen and wife Mary of Houston, TX; and Mrs. Catherine Schuelke and husband Joe of Flower Mound, TX; eight grandchildren: Adam Younker and wife Cristal, William McMullen and wife Virginia, Christopher McMullen and wife Eva, Brandon Schuelke and wife Lenore, Michelle Walton and husband Addison, Michael McMullen and wife Halie, Meredith Allen and husband Eric, and Holly Marie Schuelke; six great grandchildren: Roland Younker, Adelaide and Fiona McMullen, Vivienne, Elizabeth, and William McMullen.  Also, she is survived by a brother-in-law, Dr. Edward McMullen, and wife Jade of Metairie, LA and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

 

Graveside services and burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Minden, Louisiana on January 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Funeral Services are being handled by Mangum Funeral Home of Center, TX. Online condolences can be signed at www.mangumfh.net

 

Jimmy Broadway

Jimmy Broadway, 76, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019, in Tenaha.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Stanvac Lynn Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

 

Mr. Broadway was born December 10, 1943, in Jenny, Arkansas, to John Henry Broadway and Mazel Barton Broadway. He served in the United States Army Reserve and also worked as a fence builder for a fencing company. His hobbies included woodworking, fishing, and working in his yard.  He attended Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha.

 

He is survived by his wife, Debra Jo Broadway of Tenaha; children, Robert Spence and wife Suzanne of Tenaha, Billy Spence of Longview, and Donna Roberts and husband Terry of Longview; grandchildren, Miranda, Allison, and Lacie; great grandchildren, Macie, Waylon, and Cash; sister, Mary Johnson of Houston; numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Broadway and Mazel Barton Broadway; and siblings, Henry Broadway, Irene Gentry, Marie Odom, and Clara May Broadway.

Pallbearers will be Mark Odom, Joe Gentry, Jerry Gentry, Matthew Odom, Carl Johnson, and Lannie Gentry. 

 

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

Virginia Ann Forbes

Virginia Ann Forbes, 83, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019, in Lufkin.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2019, First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman and Bro. Carl Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Mrs. Forbes was born June 7, 1936, in Mountain Fork, Arkansas, to Herbert Eugene Campbell and Martha Christopher Addison Campbell.  She was a professional business woman and worked as an administrative assistant for the Texas Department of Human Services.  For 51 years, Mrs. Forbes served as a weather observer for the National Weather Service.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

 

She is survived by her children, Angela Worsham and husband Ricky, Janet Yates and husband Billy, and James Forbes; grandchildren, Sterling Ashton Crelia, Amanda Beth Kirby and husband Kris, Landon Lamar Oliver and wife Rita, Charla Lou Ann Warr and husband Matt, Marina LeAnn Forbes and husband Brandon, Tiffany Schillings and husband Anthony, Samantha Ranft and husband Brant, and Jeremy Yates; great grandchildren, Makayla Mayo, Macy Burns and husband Luke, Mason Mayo, Jamie Warr, Clay Warr, Madison Kirby, Slade Kirby, Sawyer Kirby, Kaylee Oliver, Brooklyn Oliver, Lily Oliver, Daylon Fountain, Calista Schillings, Preston Schillings, Kale Ranft, Jaycee Ranft, Kynzlee Permenter, Aubree Swearingen, Clint Swearingen, and Jacob Green; great great grandchildren, Chrisleigh Ann Burns; siblings, Mary June Campbell and Herbert Eugene Campbell Jr.; and special friends, Bettie Weeks, Frankie Fitzgerald, Vickie Rogers, and Lupi Forbes.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, James William Forbes; parents, Herbert Eugene Campbell and Martha Christopher Addison Campbell; siblings, Warren C. Campbell, Gladys Louise Campbell, and Coolidge Almon Campbell.

 

Pallbearers will be Matt Warr, Sterling Crelia, Brandon Green, Landon Oliver, Mason Mayo, and Kris Kirby.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Byndom and Frankie Fitzgerald.

 

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

Kathleen G. Matthews

Kathleen G. Matthews, 82, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in the Neuville Community of Shelby County.

Mrs. Matthews was born August 20, 1937, in Shelby County, to Luke Gregston and Beulah Truitt Gregston.  She retired from the public school system.  She loved jewelry, flowers, and antiques.  She was a member of Shelbyville Baptist Church in Shelbyville.  

She is survived by her children, Glenn Matthews and wife Becky of Center and Linda Phillips of Port Neches; grandchildren, Luke Matthews and wife Amy, Daniel Matthews and wife Talia, and Michelle Lapeyrolerie and husband Vince; great grandchildren, Eli Matthews, Michael Matthews, James Spencer, Tyler Barr, Carrie Matthews, Maggie Matthews, Sadie Matthews, Payton Lapeyrolerie, and Reid Lapeyrolerie; brother, Kenneth Gregston of Shelbyville; sisters, Jean Rash of Jasper and Vicky Warren and husband George of Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dan Matthews; parents, Luke Gregston and Beulah Truitt Gregston; brother, James Gregston; and sister, Ann Rash.

 

Pallbearers will be Luke Matthews, Daniel Matthews, George Warren, Vince Lapeyrolerie, Eli Matthews, James Spencer, Tyler Barr, and Chris Koltonski. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Victoria Enmon to Children's Miracle Network Extra Life, 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 841014. https://www.extra-life.org/participant/Amy-Matthews

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

Ollie Mass

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Ollie  Mass (81) of Kennard, Texas.  Mrs. Mass died on December 20, 2019.  Mrs. Mass was born April 28, 1938.  Funeral service will be Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2:30pm at Simpson Chapel Baptist Church in the Tadmore Community.   Rev. Lionel Whitaker will be officiating.

Mrs. Mass is survived by:
Brothers:  Delma Joe Simmons and Ed Simmons, Jr., both of Kennard, Texas; Bishop Simmons of West Columbia, Texas; and Alton (Mable) Simmons of Houston, Texas
Sisters:  Alice Doris Simmons and Delores Jean Simmons, both of Kennard, Texas
Special Nieces: Reba Wiley and Lakesha Simmons
Special Nephew: Cleotis Wiley, Jr.
Brother-in-laws:  Cleotis Wiley, Sr. and  Billy Landry
Uncle: Jefferson Skinner (Darla Jean) of Kennard, Texas

Visitation:  Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 1:00pm at Simpson Chapel Baptist Church

Commital: McKelvey Cemetery

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary.  Please review our website at www.hicksmortuary.net

Elizebeth Jones Shelby

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

 

DOB: 01/28/1931                    DOD:  12/18/2019

 

Ms. Elizabeth Jones Shelby, age 88, of Hemphill, Texas.  Ms. Shelby passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at her residence in Hemphill, Texas. 

  

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 28, 2019

12 noon

Macedonia Baptist Church, Hemphill, Texas

Interment: Macedonia Cemetery

Rev. Joe Gilbert, Officiating

 

Visitation

 

Will be held the day of the service from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Garner & Son Chapel in San Augustine, Texas

From 11:00 a. m.  until service time at Macedonia Baptist Church in Hemphill, Texas

 

Survivors 

 

2 sisters                  Louise Wilson of Hemphill, Texas

                              Darthan Anderson of Fort Worth, Texas

 

As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Tommy Lois Lacy

Tommy Lois Lacy, 87, of Broaddus, past away December 23 in Broaddus. Services will be December 26 at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church in Broaddus with Dr. Wayne Barth officiating. Interment will follow in Broaddus Cemetery. Visitation will be December 26 from 9-10 am at First Baptist Church in Broaddus.

Tommy Lois Lacy is survived by

2 daughters

Cheryl & Buddy Mott and Dee & Kirk Turner

7 grandchildren

10 great-grandchildren

Fonda Burgay

Fonda Burgay, 80, of Garland, Texas, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Center.  
Ms. Burgay was born October 22, 1939, in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County, Texas, to John Edwin Wheeler and Cletis Goolsby Wheeler.  She worked for Safeway for 25+ years, then went to school to get her realtor license.  Her hobbies included gardening, knitting, and hummingbirds.  Ms. Burgay was a member of Saint Phillips United Methodist Church in Garland.
She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Griffin and husband Ken of Rowlett and Sharon Burgay of Sachse; grandson, Brandon Griffin of Dallas; nephew, David Wheeler and wife Sheila of Willis; niece, Debra Smith and husband Mark of Hockley; and several beloved cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John Edwin Wheeler and Cletis Goolsby Wheeler; and her brother, Delbert Wheeler.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent to www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

Brenda "Peanut" Andrews Russell

Brenda “Peanut” Andrews Russell, 56, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.
Mrs. Russell was born May 21, 1963, in Center, to Delton Andrews and Rosa Hughes Andrews.  She was an office manager at the Payne offices.  Her hobbies included shopping and crafts. She was a member of Center Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Don Russell of Joaquin; children, Amanda Hall and husband Dyllan of Joaquin and Derek Russell and wife Teslie of Harrison, Arkansas; brothers and sisters, Sandy Jackson of Center, Tommy Andrews of Houston, Linda Killen of Center, Jimmy Andrews and wife Shirley of Center, and Lisa Kennon and husband Bobby of Center; grandchildren, Gus Miller of Harrison, Arkansas, Dax Russell of Harrison, Arkansas, and Brad Hall of Joaquin; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, Delton Andrews and Rosa Hughes Andrews; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law.
Pallbearers will be Rick Kirby, Bobby Atchison, Robert Floyd, Landon Vidrine, William Lawson, and Cade Eberenz.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Miller, Kevin Jackson, Jamie Killen, and Erik Killen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Boo’s Battle Support Fund.  A special thanks to Boo’s Battle Support Fund for their love and generosity.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

Sandra Faye Warr Rowell

Sandra Faye Warr Rowell, 75, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Tenaha Church of Christ with Andrew King officiating.  Interment will follow at Jarrett Cemetery in Jacksonville. Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Mrs. Rowell was born January 19, 1944, in Center, to John Morris Yeary and Gladys Opal Gilchrist Yeary.  She worked as a daycare teacher and enjoyed needle point stitching.  Mrs. Rowell was of the Christian faith.
She is survived by her children, Sharla Mae Holley and husband Roger, John Thompson, and Jack Thompson and wife Lezlie; grandchildren, Jaeson Turner, Jax Turner, Dalton Holley, Delaney Holley, Danielle Runyon and husband Arik, Jeremy Thompson and wife Jessie, and Anthony Thompson and wife Samantha; four great grandchildren; niece, Kellie Eaves and husband Douglas; special friend of the family, Pam Whitton; and her dog and best friend, Zeus.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John Morris Yeary and Gladys Opal Gilchrist Yeary; and her siblings, William Morris Yeary and Martha Diane Cothren.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

Kenneth Dean Rowles

Kenneth Dean Rowles, 60, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Oliver officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Center Cemetery in Panola County.
Mr. Rowles was born September 4, 1959, in Center, to Dale Rowles and Katherine Ross Rowles Bryant.  He served in the United States Navy.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and camping.  Mr. Rowles attended Providence Missionary Baptist Church.  
He is survived by his sisters, Valarie Johnson and husband Johnny and Shelia Gee both of Vidor; nieces and nephews, Mandy Rowles of Jacksonville, Florida, Nathan Gee of Center, Michael Gee, G.J. Garza, Amber Wright, and Ashley Shaw all of Vidor; a host of cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Dale Rowles and Katherine Ross Rowles Bryant and sister, Kathy Rowles.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

Ursula Sample

Ursula Sample, 91, of Center, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019, in Center.
Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 23, 2019, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, TX with Pastor Steve Jackson officiating.  
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

 

Franklin Hairgrove

 

 

Franklin Hairgrove, 80, of Timpson, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019, in Garrison.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Buena Vista Cemetery in Timpson with Doc Lazarine officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 12:00 noon. 

 

Mr. Hairgrove was born November 7, 1939, in Center, to Wilburn Hairgrove and Pearl Burns Hairgrove.  He was an active member of the Lufkin business community for over thirty years, during which time he owned and operated Boesch’s Barn Western Store and also worked as a horse trainer.  Mr. Hairgrove was a member of Timpson Masonic Lodge #437, Sharon Temple of Lufkin, and Buena Vista Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by his son, Eddie Hairgrove of Conroe; grandchildren, Kay Layne Hairgrove and Kane Hairgrove; brother, Bill Hairgrove of Timpson; and sister, Frances McIntire of Timpson; numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by his son, Randy Hairgrove; daughter, Stephanie Lynn Hairgrove; parents, Wilburn Hairgrove and Pearl Burns Hairgrove; sisters, JoNell Young and Wilma Culp; brothers, Van Hairgrove and James E. Hairgrove.

 

Pallbearers will be Mike Ross, Steve Ramsey, Vaughn Turner, J.T. Rhodes, Burt Hairgrove, and Paul Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Caddell Stephenson and Raymond Havard.

 

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

 

 

Breasa Joe Moore Lunsford

 

 

Breasa Joe Moore Lunsford, 60, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019, in Nacogdoches.


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Eric Garrett officiating, assisted by Cody Price.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Mrs. Lunsford was born September 9, 1959, in Nacogdoches, to Sylvester “Sonny” Moore and Linda Jonelle Sowell Moore.  She had a servant’s heart toward everybody.  Mrs. Lunsford was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin.


She is survived by her daughter, Misti Hogue of Center; son, Cody Price and wife Laci of Tenaha; grandchildren, Jacob and Alaina Waller, Bailey Adkison, Cassity Hogue, Jacie Lewis, Cason Kohl-Dalde Hogue, Cayden Price, and Chloie Price; great-grandchild, Cainan Jacob Waller; sisters, Rhonda Lee Clark and Kimberly Smith Tatum and husband Sidney; nieces and nephews, Michael Moore, Kelly Moore, Macy Moore, Beau Moore, Barry Smith, and Stacy Cummings and husband Terry; special family, Billie McSwain, Johnny Howell Cassell, Chris and Amanda Belrose and their children, Zachary and Kailea Taylor, Zachary Taylor Jr., Zailea Taylor, and Zailyn Taylor.


Preceded in death by her daughter, Brandi Michelle Hogue; parents, Sylvester “Sonny” Moore and Linda Jonelle Sowell Moore; brother, Charles Kelly Moore; and cousins, Shirley Ray Davidson and Joseph Bradford Bush.


Pallbearers will be Jacob Waller, Zach Taylor, Austin Hennigan, W.A. Nichols, Chris Belrose, Michael Moore, and Tommy Price.  Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Capps and Barry Smith.


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

 


 

Elizabeth Diane Newberry 

NAME:   Elizabeth Diane Newberry

AGE: 63

 

ADDRESS: Bronson, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Lufkin, Texas

                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH: May 21, 1956, Zwolle, Louisiana

 

DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 3:00 pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel  

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, December 13, 2019, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

 

  

BURIAL:  Dickerson Cemetery

 

MOTHER: Audrey Lee (Britt) Adkins

 

                                                                                                                    

OCCUPATION: Construction Laborer, cahsier

 

SURVIVED BY: Daughter: Jessica Ivy of Bronson

                      Sons: Chris Page of Bronson; Brock Page of Livingston

                      Grandchildren: Anthony Page, Brittany Page, Randell Page, Jeremiah Ivy, Ethan                           Ivy, Matthew Page, Chelsea Page

A host of Great-grandchildren

Brothers: Larry Miller, Mark Adkins

Sister: Liz Lancaster

**Preceded in death by mother Audrey Lee Adkins; brother Craig Miller


 

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

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Margie Marie Bowlin

Margie Marie Bowlin, 88, of Center, TX passed away on December 13, 2019. Mrs. Bowlin was born on April 16, 1931 in Shelby County to the late OB and Vera (Matlock) McCauley.

Funeral service will be held Monday, December 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Noble officiating and Jimmy Elliott assisting. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 1:00 PM, with internment to follow at New Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Bowlin is survived by her sons: Preston McCauley and wife Annette of Decatur, Texas, James Bowlin and wife Marty of Frisco, TX, Doug Bowlin and wife Misty of Central Hights, TX; Daughters: Joyce Elliott of Fort Worth, TX, Linda Upchurch of Center, TX, and Brenda Miller and husband James of Joaquin, TX; Sisters: Ida Weatherford and Ruby Eanes of Bryson; Grandchildren: Bo McCauley, Shelbi Miller, Misti Phillips, Jesse Upchurch IV and wife Michelle, Kandy Jenkins and husband Charles, J.D. Elliott and wife Taylor, Anna Lee and husband Brandon, Justin Shofner, Adam Shofner, Mackensi Bowlin, Molly Bowlin, Madox Bowlin and Bennett Bowlin. Great Grandchildren: Bradley Christiansen, Caleb McCauley, Jacob McCauley, Angelic Olah, Destini Phillips, Raimi Phillips, Mackenzi Fowler, Chandler Upchurch, Jesse Jenkins, Riley Shofner, Grayson Lee, Baby Lee. Great Great Grandchildren: Briley Christiansen; Numerous Nieces and Nephews and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers serving will be Bradley Christiansen, Preston McCauley, Adam Shofner, J.D. Elliott, Jesse Jenkins, Brandon Lee, James Miller and Charles Jenkins.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Leroy Bowlin; parents, OB & Ruth McCauley; mother, Vera Matlock.

Funeral Services are being handled by Mangum Funeral Home of Center, TX. Online condolences can be signed at www.mangumfh.net

Lorelei Roberts Stevens

Lorelei Roberts Stevens, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019, in Lufkin.

Her wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later time.

Ms. Stevens was born July 10, 1953, in Los Angeles County, California, to Earl Ellis Roberts and Dovie Lucille McCoy Roberts.  She loved being a grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Ara Parke of Leesville, Louisiana, Ada Lowe and husband Tim of Center, and Lee Stevens and wife Heather of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Leila Escoto, Ruby Escoto, Lilly Escoto, Olivia Lowe, Jedidiah Lowe, Isaiah Lowe, Joanna Lowe, Levi Stevens, Keifer Stevens, and Kynslee Stevens; brothers and sister, David Roberts of Houston, Delbert Roberts of Huxley, Teenah Darrow of Massachusetts, and Mike Roberts of Kentucky; numerous nieces, nephews, other family, and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl Ellis Roberts and Dovie Lucille McCoy Roberts; brother, Eddie Roberts, and sister, Lynn Copeland.

 

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Friendship Baptist Church in Joaquin.

 

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

Ima Jean Durham

 

 

NAME:     Ima Jean Durham             AGE:     81

ADDRESS:      San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Wednesday, December 11, 2019
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:    June 18, 1938, Rockland, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11:00 am

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Odis Bryan
  
BURIAL:  Kitchens Cemetery, Zavalla, Texas

FATHER:     Ernest Dykes                              MOTHER: Ora (Williamson) Dykes

                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY:  Husband: Billy Durham of San Augustine 

 

Daughters:

Cindy Jeanes and husband K. P. (II) of  San Augustine
Patsy Mott and husband Benny of Tyler
                             

Son: Cliff Durham and wife Michelle of San Augustine
                             

Grandchildren:

Jade Miller and husband Ben, K. P. Jeanes III 

Casey Mott and wife Hannah

Kelli Celsor and husband Corey

Hagen Durham
                             

Great-grandchildren: Sayde Miller, Maggie Miller, Thea Mott, Ivy Mott


**Preceded in death by parents  Ernest and Ora Dykes


 

Mog McCoy

 

 

Mr. Mog McCoy Jr., age 75, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. McCoy passed away Friday, December 6, 2019, at CHI St. Luke Memorial in San Augustine, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

Saturday, December 14, 2019
2:00 p.m.
True Vine Baptist Church


Interment in Old Union Grove Cemetery
Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating

 

Visitation

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:30 until 11:00 at Garner & Son Chapel
12 noon until 2:00 p.m. at True Vine Baptist Church

 

Survivors 


Wife        Ida McCoy of San Augustine, Texas

 

2 Son  

     

Gary McCoy (Esther) of San Augustine, Texas
Kevin Edwards of San Augustine, Texas

 

3 Daughters    

 

Theresa Watson of Nacogdoches, Texas 
Ashley McCoy of Joaquin, Texas
Tylyrica McCoy of Center, TX

 

Grandchildren    17   and   Great-Grandchildren 10

 

4 Sisters        

 

Mary J. Weatherspoon of Pineland, Texas
Kathleen Roberts of Houston, Texas
Lola Mae Holman of California
Ethel Mae Houston of San Augustine, TX

 

Special relatives and friends

 

Bennie J. Wilson         

James Watts      

Jab Crain        

Johnny Bluford    

Alton Biggers     

Maurice Parks      

Kenneth Berry        

Author Ray Bratchett    

Bubba Crain    

Lenard Land

Tommy Roberts      

Shirley Roberts      

Jackie Price McCoy

 

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 

Linson White

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Linson White (85) of the East Liberty Community. Mr. White passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at CHI St. Luke Health in San Augustine, Texas. Funeral service will be Saturday, Decembe14, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at East Liberty Baptist Church in the East Liberty Community. Rev. Fred Dade will be officiating.   


Mr. White is survived by:


Son:  Joe Nathan White of Lancaster, Texas 

Brothers: Johnny Ray White of Port Arthur, Texas and Carl Willis (Johnnie Mae) of Center, Texas 

Sisters: Ella Faye Ware of Center, Texas; Lola Mae Fields of Dallas, Texas; Willie Mae (Fred) Dunn of Dallas, Texas; and Pauline Hamilton of Dallas, Texas 

 

Visitation: Friday, December 13, 2019, at Hicks Chapel from the hours at 7:00 P.M.


Committal:  Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville, 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

 

 

 


 

John Dee Tanner


Mr. John Dee Tanner, age 53, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Tanner passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at U. T. Health of East Texas in Tyler, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

Saturday, December 14, 2019
1:00 p.m.


New Hope Baptist Church
Interment in New Hope Cemetery
Pastor George Simon, officiating

 

Visitation

Friday, December 13, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors 

 

5 brothers

 

Thomas J. Miller (Frantoist) of Dallas, Texas
Joe Ray Miller of San Augustine, Texas
Willie T. Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
W T Tanner (Quita Brachett) of San Augustine, Texas
Bobby Ray Tanner (Monica) of San Augustine, Texas

 

4 Sisters

 

Ella Louis Brown (James) of Hemphill, Texas

Mary Hudson of San Augustine, Texas
Linda L Hooper (Jerry) of Center, Texas
Verna Lee Tanner of San Augustine, Texas
            


As well as a host of other relatives and friends.


 

Verlene (Morris) Cartwright

Verlean (Morris) Cartwright passed from this life in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 8, 2019, at her daughters' residence in the Rebecca Community in Sabine County, she was 97 years of age.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Cliff Durham and Bro. C.W. Lawrence officiating.  Burial will be in the Rosevine Cemetery in Sabine County.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Mrs. Cartwright was born in the Burleson Community in Sabine County on January 11, 1922, to the late Edna Belle (Horton) Morris and Tom "Cap" Morris.  She married the love of her life, Jessie E. Cartwright on December 13, 1941, who preceded her in death on February 26, 2005.  Living most of their life in Beaumont, Verlean worked for Weingardens as a union meat wrapper until she retired.  In 1989, she and her love, Jessie, then made the decision to return to "the gravel hill'. Together, they enjoyed their gardening and country life harvesting many vegetables. She was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a dearly beloved longtime member of the Rosevine Missionary Baptist Church in Rosevine.

 

Those who are left to cherish her memory include, her daughters, Phylis Williams of Bronson/Rebecca; Brenda Comeaux Longnion and her husband, John of Bronson/Rebecca; her beloved grandchildren, Burtis Cartwright, Jr; Curtis Comeaux and his wife, Lisa; Rabbit Cartwright; Jessieca Raimond and her husband, Ricky; Ronnie Cartwright; Sterling Booker and Charlie Comeaux.

 

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, of Jessie E. Cartwright; her son, Burtis Cartwright, Sr.; granddaughter, Lea Ann (Cartwright) Hebert, and son-in-law, Wayne Williams.

Pallbearers will include, Sterling Booker, Curtis Comeaux, Charlie Comeaux, Burtis Cartwright, Jr., Rabbit Cartwright, and Ronnie Cartwright.  Honorary pallbearers will include, Jess Cartwright and Allen Comeaux.

 

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

 

 

Joe "J C" Williams

 

Mr. Joe “J C” Williams, age 97, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Williams passed away Sunday, December 9, 2019 at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

 

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10 a.m.
True Vine Baptist Church


Interment in Pisgah Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

 

Visitation

Friday, December 13, 2019
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors 

 

 2 Nieces    

 

Bobbie Price of San Augustine, Texas
Earline Horton of  San Augustine, Texas

 

As well as a host of other great and great-great Nieces and Nephews, other relatives and fiends.
 

Winston Gerald Smith

 

 

Winston Gerald Smith, 71, of Center, Texas passed away on December 8, 2019, in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born June 19, 1948, in, Shelby County, Texas.  Winston is the son of the late Bobby Lee Smith and Viola (Tynes) Smith.  Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2PM at White Rock Cemetery, Center, Texas.

 

Visitation will be held prior to the graveside service on December 11, 2019, beginning at 1PM at White Rock Cemetery, Center, Texas.

 

Winston was raised in the White Rock Community in Shelby County, Texas. He attended Excelsior School.  He enjoyed riding backroads and visiting with friends. Winston was a member of Mt. Herman Church of Christ.  

 

He is survived by his sisters, Thelma Hinton of Shelbyville, Texas, Flossie Caroline Smith of San Augustine, Texas; nephew, Brad Hinton and wife Dena of Shelbyville, Texas; great niece, Harley Hinton; great nephew, Clayton Hinton; and a host of friends that will miss him.

Winston is preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Lee and Viola Smith; and brother-in-law, Charles Hinton.  

 

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made in memory of Winston to White Rock Cemetery, 604 CR 1210, Center, Texas, or at Farmers State Bank in Center, Texas.

 

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

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

 


 

Clara Garrett

 

 

94-year-old Clara Garrett, of Shelbyville, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at her home. Services will be on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the Triumph 1st Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville with Bishop Zephaniah Swindle officiating. Interment will follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery. 

 

 

Gwen Ervin LaFitte

 

 

Gwen Ervin LaFitte, 90, of Huxley, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019, in Huxley.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Gordon Vaughn and Rev. Michael McArthur officiating. Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.


Ms. LaFitte was born December 3, 1929, in Shelby County, to Curtis Ervin and Cliffie Hooper Ervin. She was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church for 75 years.


She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Bohannon of Huxley; grandchildren, Chris Cox and wife Ginger of Frisco, Samuel Cox and wife Heidi of Pflugerville, and Paige Bohannon of Barcelona, Spain; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Cox, Carson Cox, Katie Cox, Chloe Cox, and Lucas Cox; son-in-law, Robert Cox of Huxley; sisters-in- law, Frances Ervin of Bridge City and Dorothy LaFitte of El Paso; nieces, Sherryl Brown of Colmesneil and Annette Ervin of Houston; nephews, Shane Ervin of Bridge City and Scott Ervin of Atlanta, Georgia.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Sam LaFitte Jr.; daughter, Rhonda LaFitte Cox; parents, Curtis Ervin and Cliffie Hooper Ervin; and brother, Edward C. Ervin.


Pallbearers will be Chris Cox, Samuel Cox, Robert Cox, Buddy Kay, Keith Oswalt, and Sammy O'Rear. Honorary pallbearers will be Bert Furlow, Billy Jack Corbell, and Larry Vaughn.


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

Ella B. Baker

Ella B. Baker, 84, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019, in Garrison.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.
Mrs. Baker was born May 19, 1935, in Joaquin, to John William and Fannie Lou Childs.  She was a member of Jackson Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons, Bill Baker and wife Kathy of Joaquin and Dale Baker and wife Lana of Kilgore; daughter, Darlene Williamson and husband Dr. S. Mark of Clayton; grandchildren, Charlie Baker and wife Jamie, Jennifer Stewart and husband Michael, Tiffany Baker, Joshua Mark Williamson and wife Catherine, Caleb Dee Williamson and wife Katelyn, Andrew Parker Williamson and wife Elizabeth, Amber Mixon and husband Dalton, Jessica, Luis, Gatlin, Mason, Waylon, and Boogie; great grandchildren, Kyleigh Grace, Chasity, Trevor, Anna Kate, Kolt, and Klay; nephew, Jonathn Rhodes.
Preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Baker and granddaughter, Lindsey Paxton.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Williamson, Caleb Williamson, Andrew Williamson, Klay Adkison, Kolt Adkison, and Trevor Baker.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Jackson Baptist Church Building Fund, 11167 Highway 7 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954.


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

Winola Williams Ellis

 

 

Winola Williams Ellis, 88, of Center, Texas passed away on December 4, 2019, in Center, Texas. Born February 22, 1931, in Henderson, Texas.  Winola is the daughter of the late James Oscar Williams and Frances Louise (Tipton) Williams.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10AM  at First Baptist Church in Center, Texas. Interment will follow in Jackson Cemetery, Center, Texas.

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9AM at First Baptist Church, Center, Texas.

Winola Williams Ellis, was raised in Troup, Texas.  She was a graduate of Troup High School.  She attended Kilgore College and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelors Degree.  She went on to dedicate her life to public education for over 49 years.    Winola married the love of her life, Joe L. Ellis, on May 31, 1953 and the two spent over 64 years together before his passing in April 2018.  She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, having that natural love and affection for each member of her family and extended family.  Winola enjoyed reading.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Center, Texas, and served the Lord in many capacities.  Winola was a Sunday School teacher for many years.    

 

Winola is survived by her sons, Jon Ellis and wife, Jackie of Kountze, Texas, Joel Ellis of Joaquin, Texas; daughters, Julia Cassard of Henderson, Texas, Susan Godfrey and husband, Michael of Robinson, Texas, Cindy Harris and husband, Robert of Henderson, Texas; grandchildren, Jonathan Godfrey, Jennifer Pirtle, Clay Ellis, Lauren Gilbert, Josie Ellis Harris, Jace Ellis; great grandchildren, Jackson Pirtle, Cason Pirtle, Ella Pirtle, Isabella Sessions, Aaliyah Sessions, Triston Sessions, Gracie Ellis, Rylan Ellis, Oliver Gilbert; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.  

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe L. Ellis; parents, James and Frances Williams; grandson, Joey Stringer; and great granddaughter, Olivia Ellis.  

 

Pallbearers will be Clay Ellis, Justin Pirtle, Jonathan Godfrey, Jeff Young, Robert Harris, and Mike Brister.

 

Honorary pallbearers are Terry Walton, Scott Gilchrist, Bill White, Jack Massey, Holden Massey, and Jacy “Moose” Clark.

 

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church, Center, Texas.

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

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

Jeffery Kenneth Ellington

 

 


Jeffery Kenneth Ellington, 71, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019, in Center.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:30 p.m.


Mr. Ellington was born May 26, 1948, in Center, to T.O. Ellington Sr. and Alma Lovett Ellington.  He loved history and served as a teacher and football coach from 1971-1978.  Beginning in 1984, he served as City Manager in Center, then went on to serve in Bridge City, Overton, Jacksonville, and Gilmer until his retirement in 2016. He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville.  Mr. Ellington was of the Baptist faith.


He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Ellington; sons, Jeffery Ellington and wife Bobbi and Chris Ellington and wife Emily; grandchildren, Kwayde, Kamden, and Kasen Lucas, Chasity and Isabel Ellington, and Sophie, Topher, and Liam Ellington; great grandchild, Rhemy Fountain; brother, Tommy Ellington and wife Karen; sister, Connie Morrison and husband Tem; nephews, Joey Williams and wife Shea and Trey Ellington; niece, Victoria Ellington; great nephew and nieces, Braylon, Briley, and Brynlie Williams; and special friend, Linda Ballard.


He is preceded in death by his parents, T.O. Ellington Sr. and Alma Lovett Ellington.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 


 

Lavelle McBride

 

 


NAME:      Lavelle McBride            AGE:     91

ADDRESS:      San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Hemphill, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   March 30, 1928, San Augustine County, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:     First Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PLACE OF VISITATION:   First Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Rick Russell
  
BURIAL:  McRae Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER:      Roy N. Rash                            MOTHER:  Mary Lois (Stephenson) Rash

                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:  Dietician - San Augustine ISD 45 plus years

SURVIVED BY:  Son: Don McBride and wife Sheila of Orange
                       Daughter: Brenda Wiggins of Hemphill
Grandchildren: Deanna Metcalf, Trey Wiggins, Pamela McBride, Vincent Wiggins
5 Great-Grandchilden
Nephew: Buddy Farrell
Sisters-in-law: Mildred Tannery, Pearl Price, Opal Pike, JoAnn McBride
Host of nieces, nephews and cousins and friends.


**Preceded in death by husband Doss McBride; sister Mattie Lou Farrell 

 


 

Rebecca Beard Davis

 

 

Rebecca Beard Davis, 60, of Center, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019, in Nacogdoches.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.


Mrs. Davis was born September 17, 1959, in Columbia, Mississippi, to Glenn Allen Beard and Mattye Johnston Beard.  Her hobby was raising and showing horses, but loved all animals.  She rescued and gave a home to many over the years.


She is survived by her husband, Roy Lynn Davis of Center; children, Rusty Davis of Mississippi, Brianna Jernigan of North Carolina, Gaston Davis of North Carolina, and Joanna Law of North Carolina; 7 grandchildren; parents, Glenn and Mattye Beard of Schertz; brother, Glenn Allen Beard Jr. of Leander; and sister, Kayla Saldivar of Schertz.


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

Susan Wennerbom

 

 

Susan Wennerbom, 73, of Dallas, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019, in Dallas.


Graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Visitation will be held for a half-hour prior to service.
Ms. Wennerbom was born on August 24, 1946, in Beaumont, to Magnus Thurston Wennerbom Jr. and Doris Bailey Wennerbom.  She graduated from Beaumont ISD and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree. She worked in a variety of fields including teaching and marketing.  Ms. Wennerbom was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.


She is survived by her mother, Doris Wennerbom of Center; cousins, Bill Weatherall and his family of The Woodlands, Charles Weatherall and his family of Denton, and Etola Jones and her family of Huxley; special friend, Mary Lynn Neill and family of San Antonio.


She is preceded in death by her father, M.T. “Bo” Wennerbom Jr.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Humane Society at www.americanhumane.org


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

 


 

Leotis Davis

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Leotis Davis (47) of Nacogdoches, Texas.    Mr. Davis is formally of Center, Texas.  Mr. Davis passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas.   Funeral service will be Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Baptist Church (2308 CR 2050 Center, Texas 75935).  Rev. Winston Kibbles will be officiating.

  
Mr. Davis is survived by:


Children:   Keontas Davis and Keanya Davis of Tenaha, Texas 

Brothers: Alvin (Vanessa) Davis of Center, Texas and Carlos (Linda) Rasberry of Nacogdoches, Texas 

Sisters:  LaShanna Davis (Micah Jones) of Nacogdoches, Texas; Monica (Bobby) Tanner of San Augustine, Texas; and Yolonda (Steven) Neal of Center, Texas 

 

Visitation: Friday, December 6, 2019 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.


Committal:  St John Cemetery 


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 

 


 

Elizabeth Ann "Dolline" Miller Lovett

 

 

Elizabeth Ann “Dolline” Miller Lovett, 69, of Center, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019, in Center.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Richard Goodwin officiating.  Interment will follow at Good Hope Cemetery.


Ms. Lovett was born September 22, 1950, in Timpson, to Sonny Miller and Delmar Smith Miller.  She retired from food service.  Her hobbies included sewing, cooking, and most of all, spoiling her grandkids. Ms. Lovett attended First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.


She is survived by her children, Anita Alford and husband Randy of Center and Jerry “Will” Lovett of the Campti Community; stepdaughter, Lydia Jan Harris of Alaska; grandchildren, Rachel Alford, Richard Alford, Justin Lovett, Tracy Lovett, Megan Lovett, Morgan Lovett, Kinder Nunley, and Marina Davis; great grandchildren, Braileigh Alford, Roger Kelley, Jaxon Nunley, Reagan Kelley, Landry Kelley, and Montana Lovett; brother, Billy Miller and wife Fay of Nacogdoches; sisters, Helen Christopher of Nacogdoches and Patsy Bates of Center; sister-in-law, Linda Sue Higginbotham of Dallas; special niece, Brenda Hogue of Center; and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and a host of friends.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lovett; daughter, Tracy Ann Lovett; great granddaughter, Randa Jean Kelley; brothers, Alfred Miller, Robert Miller, Jackie Earl Miller, and Mike Richard Miller; sisters, Mary Ann “Mag” Cooper, Hazel Whittington, and Gladys Prince.
Pallbearers will be Justin Lovett, Tracy Lovett, Kinder Nunley, Richard Alford, Michael Sims, and John Cooper.


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

 


 

Maxine Jernigan

 

 

After a well-lived life of more than 94 years, Maxine Jernigan passed away peacefully at her home in Center on December 1, 2019 with her family by her side.


Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with the Reverend Buddy Johnson and the Reverend Billy Jernigan officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.


She was born Maxine McSwain on February 5, 1925 to Lee and Ethel Warr McSwain and grew up in the Salem Community where her family “never missed a service” at Old Salem Baptist Church. She graduated valedictorian of her 1942 class at Camp Worth High School.  


She married Royce Johnson and was a young mother when he left to serve in World War II.   As a farmer’s wife, she cooked meals for the hands, harvested gardens, milked cows, fed chickens, sewed clothes, scrubbed clothes on a washboard, ironed with a flat iron, fixed three family meals a day and raised four children. Somehow she also held a multitude of outside jobs through the decades.

 

 

 


Her most important job, however, was mother.  She loved all her children and grandchildren unconditionally and they loved her in return.   


She is survived by daughter Linda Winder (John), son Royce Lynn Johnson (Isabel), daughter Karen Bittick (Wayne), daughter Angela Lawson (Royce), stepson Larry Jernigan (Lisa), stepson Billy Jernigan (Karen) and daughter-in-law Louise Johnson.


She had a special relationship with every grandchild - Lynn Johnson, Shelby Johnson (Renee), Ed Johnson (Sherri); Donna McSwain (Kelly), Branden Bradshaw (Cindy), Brian Bittick, Susan Bittick Thomas, David Winder (Renee), Aaron Lawson (Emily) Adam Lawson, Sarah Lonsbury (Butch), Ben Jernigan, Sean Jernigan, Lauren Pelc (Mark ) and Jessica Harrison.  


She kept up with all her great-grandchildren - Saje, Sophia and Finnick Winder; Jenny and Olivia Johnson; Jaleigh, Whitley and Tate Johnson; A.J., Rick (Natalea), Payton and Brady McSwain; Dustin Chandler (Ashley), Jake Bradshaw (Keni) and Chelsea Jernigan (Michael) and great-great grandchildren James Lee McSwain, Celeste and Kyndra McSwain, Jason and Kooper Bradshaw, Colin and Blakeley Ann Chandler, Aubrie and Brier Jernigan, Nellie Pelc, and Caden Lonsbury
She is survived by her sister Christine Mahan, brother Robert McSwain (Connie), sister-in-law Billie Hoyt and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins and friends.  


She was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Ethel McSwain, her first husband Royce Johnson, her husband Bill Jernigan, her sisters Luna Waller and Janie Johnson and her brother Earl McSwain.


Always proud of her McSwain roots, she looked forward to family reunions and Old Salem homecomings.  She was the oldest McSwain descendant of the four McSwain brothers who migrated to Shelby County from Alabama.


In her younger days, she took part in the Order of the Eastern Star and was a lifetime member of Center Chapter #348.    


Her children started hosting annual birthdays for her in the 1990s and one of the most exciting days of her life was when more than 100 friends and family members gathered for a very special 90th birthday celebration in 2015.


She was an accomplished artist, doing scenic oil paintings plus country scenes on old plows and saws that are in many homes today. An excellent seamstress, she sewed for herself and her family for decades and made many heirloom quilts.


Well-known for her cooking, family members put together a book called “Maxine’s Cookbook: Tracing More Than Seven Decades of Home Cooking in East Texas” and she was famous for her tea cakes, fried okra, chicken and dumplings and rum cake.  


She was a master of the English language, knowing all the rules for writing, spelling, and grammar, and she used those skills and her extensive vocabulary to become a formidable Scrabble player who, family members can attest, hated to lose.  


In 1984, she married Bill Jernigan and they enjoyed almost ten years of cooking homegrown food and hosting holiday meals for their blended families before his death.


An accomplished gardener, her yard was always filled with beautiful flowers and her pantry had row after row of plum jelly, fig preserves and Nine Day Pickles.  Her home was always surrounded by birds and she loved to watch flocks of redbirds and finches outside her kitchen windows.  


She spent most of her life living on Hwy 7, always welcoming friends and neighbors and family. In her early years it was her home where all the neighbor kids came to hang out; in later years it was her home where all the family gathered at every holiday.   

     
Her last years were spent with a succession of canine companions that became part of the family: Spoon, Rascal, Little Bit, and Ginger loved her dearly. 


Heartfelt thanks to Bonnie Nash, who spent many months with her so she could spend her last days in the comfort of her home.


Today we say good-bye to Mama, Mam-Ma, Mac, Aunt Mac, Mama Mac and Miss Maxine. Our lives are richer for having known her and we know that she will forever have a place in our hearts.

 


Memorial donations may be made to Old Salem Cemetery Fund, 8612 FM 711, Center, Texas 75935.


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

 


 

Clementine Garrett Lathan

 

 

Clementine Garrett Lathan, 71, of Shelbyville, TX, passed away November 26, 2019 in Shelbyville. 


Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 12:00 noon, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Freddie Wilson and Rev. Timothy Teal will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the service Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10AM to 12 noon at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery.


Mrs. Lathan was born September 26, 1948 in Shelbyville, TX to the late Minnon (LD) Garrett, Sr. and Dartha (Thompson) Garrett. Mrs. Lathan thoroughly enjoyed spending time outdoors working in her yard, singing and spending time with her family.


She is survived by her loving husband, Willie Lathan; son, Reggie S. Lathan and wife Donna of Honolulu, Hawaii; daughter, Chastity C. Lathan of Benton, LA.; brother, Howard Ray Garrett and wife Mary of Center, TX; sisters, Wonda Fae Miller and husband Charles of Arlington, TN, and Mary Catherine Thompson of Houston, TX. Her adopted Grandchildren Rhyli, Michael, AyVah, Reniya and Sebastian; Special cousin Vonzella Bluford and Special Aunt Ozell Garrett of Shelbyville, TX; Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.


Mrs. Lathan is proceeded in death by her parents, Minnon (LD) and Dartha Garrett; Brother, Minnon Garrett Jr.; Sisters, Dorothy Jean Garrett and Linda Gaye McCoy.


Servings as pallbearers are Bryan F. Miller, Garrick McCoy, Mitchell McClelland, Tony Garrett, John A. Garrett and Lewis Johnson.


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. 
 

Robert Lewis "Bob" Fairchild

 

 

Robert Lewis “Bob” Fairchild, 90, of Center, Texas passed away on December 1, 2019 in Center, Texas.  Born Januray 31, 1929, in Beaumont, Texas.  Robert is the son of the late Robert Carl and Anna Dagma (Lewis) Fairchild.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11AM at First Baptist Church, Center, Texas.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.  

 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00PM at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.  

 

Bob was born in Beaumont, Texas, raised in Chester, Tyler County. Texas.  After graduating from Chester High School in 1946, he attended the University of Texas in Austin where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1951 and Bachelor of Law Degree in Janurary 1954, however, he was licensed to practice Law in July 1953.  He passed the Bar before graduation from Law School with authority to practice in all Texas State Courts, and later admitted to practice in the US Dsctirct Court for the Eastern District of Texas, US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, and the US Supreme Court.  He was a member of the Shelby County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation; Advocate, East Texas Chapter of American Board of Trial advocates; in 2003 he was honored by the State Bar of Texas for 50 years of service to the Bar.  Bob entered retirement in 1994.

 

He was faithful to the Lord, serving as a Sunday School Teacher of The Fellowship Class for many years; Bob served as an active Deacon of First Baptist Church since 1979.  He was President of Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, a member of The Texas Houste of Representatives from 1961 to 1963, President of the Shelby County Bar Association since 1973.  Bob also helped organize Little League Baseball, along with others, in Center, Texas in 1954.

 

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Patsy of Center, Texas; son, David Fairchild of Lufkin, Texas; daughter, Karla Fairchild O’Fiel and husband, Hugh of Center, Texas; sister in law, Mary Neal of Woodville, Texas; grandchildren, Carrie Fairchild Neal and husband, Calvin of Montgomery, Texas, RC Fairchild, Philip Massey and wife, Danielle of Shreveport, Louisiana, Matt O’Fiel and wife Brittany of Mauriceville, Texas, Britney Fairchild of Houston, Texas, and Eric Fairchild of Center, Texas; seven great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Carl Fairchild and Anna Dagma Fairchild; son, Robert F. Fairchild; and daughter, Jan Ellen Massey.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to your favorite charity in his honor. 

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

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

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