Obituaries Archives for 2020-01

Dannie Calvin Hunt

 

Dannie Calvin Hunt, 59, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 28, 2020 in Timpson, Texas. Born February 22, 1960, in Houston, Texas, to Barbara Ann Truss.  Funeral service will be held on February 1, 2020 at 2:00PM at Center United Pentecostal Church, Center, Texas, with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating.  Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. 

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1PM on February 1, 2020, at Center United Pentecostal Church, Center, Texas.

 

Dannie was raised by his Uncle Melvin and Aunt Aggie Garlington.  He graduated from Tatum High School.  He married Maureen Dempsey, on May 2, 1987.  He and Maureen have made many memories over the past 32 years together.  The two made their home in Timpson, Texas, raising their son, Joseph.  Dannie was an amazing man. His greatest love in life was his wife, Maureen, son, Joseph, and grandson, Sawyer.  They put the biggest smile in his heart.  Dannie’s love for our family was his priority in life.  He loved to cook large amounts of food on the grill to feed all of our extended family when we were all together. Dannie loved the community he lived in. He was a school board member for over 13 years. This last term with much pride, Dannie served as President of the school board.  Dannie was humbled by serving on this board for Timpson ISD.  He loved the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, but most of all gardening.  Dannie was a self taught master gardner. He was also a skilled meat cutter. He loved to learn and incorporated his knowledge in all aspects of his life.  He loved his church and his entire church family.  He continued to grow in his love for God, he truly followed this verse; Isaiah 40:31, “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”  He is soaring now.  

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Maureen Hunt; son, Joseph Hunt; grandson, Sawyer Hunt; brothers, Terry Hunt and wife Starla, Allen Lunsford; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

Dannie is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Ann Truss; brother, Randall Garlington.

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

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

Bobbie McCoy

 

 

Mr. Bobbie McCoy, age 94, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. McCoy passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Twin Lake Rehab and Care Center in San Augustine, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

 

Currently Pending

Elijah Clay Riley


Elijah Clay Riley, infant son of Jesse Clayton Riley and Miata Shanique Cartwright Riley of Center, passed away on January 29, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

 

Graveside service will be held at noon on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Johnny Jones officiating.

 

He is survived by his parents, Jesse Clayton Riley and Miata Shanique Cartwright Riley; brother, Isaiah Kai Riley; grandparents, Wayne and Sherry Riley, Adric and Kelly Watts, James Cartwright, and Lisa Rowland; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

He is preceded in death by his great grandmother, Annie Mae Pitts; uncle, Jason Edward Riley; and aunt, Naomi Rae Cartwright.

 

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

Dora Grisby


Miss Dora Grisby 54 of Shelbyville passed away on Sunday Morning in Nacogdoches Medical Center no wake is plained.

 

Services will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Triumph Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville, Texas.

 

Interment will follow at the Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

Bishop Zep Swindle will be officiating for her services.

 

Miss Dora Grisby is survived by a number of cousins and friends.

A special Mother Margie Garrett of Shelbyville, Texas.

 

 

Dannie Calvin Hunt

 

 

Dannie Calvin Hunt, 59, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 28, 2020 in Timpson, Texas. Born February 22, 1960, in Houston, Texas, to Barbara Ann Truss.  Funeral service will be held on February 1, 2020 at 2:00PM at Center United Pentecostal Church, Center, Texas, with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating.  Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.   

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1PM on February 1, 2020, at Center United Pentecostal Church, Center, Texas.

 

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

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

 


 

Edna "Bobbie" Gay Braden

 

 

Edna “Bobbie” Gay Braden, 88, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.


Mrs. Braden was born one of twelve children on October 24, 1931, in Haines City, Florida, to David Gay and Stella Ettiker Gay.  She graduated from Martha Berry Academy in Rome, Georgia, in 1952.  She retired in 1983 after a successful career with Gulf Oil. That same year, she married her husband, James W. Braden. Mrs. Braden was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.
Edna, better known by her nickname, Bobbie, is survived by her husband, Jim “J.W.” Braden of Center; two sisters and two brothers; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and three brothers.


Pallbearers will be Gale Adams, Riley Adams, Ken Mahan, Blake Adams, Gerardo Guerro, and Bill Holt.  Honorary pallbearer will be Paul Ross. 

   
Memorial donations can be send to Shriner’s Hospital, 3100 Samford Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana 71103.


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

Keith Nichols

 

 

Keith Nichols, 67, of Center, Texas passed away on January 20, 2020, in Center, Texas.  Born May 27, 1952, in, Dallas, Texas.  Keith is the son of the late Norman and Lila (Scott) Nichols.

 

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3PM at Cedar Yard Cemetery, Center, Texas.

 

Keith grew up in Lancaster, Texas. He graduated high school in 1970 and attended El Centro College.  He enjoyed working with computers and spending time with family and friends. Keith was of the Baptist faith. 

 

He is survived by his sisters, Ruth Ann Satchfield and husband Samuel of Tenaha, TX, Phillis Kitten and husband Michael of North Ogden, UT; brother, Lyndon Nichols and wife Janet of Lancaster, TX;


Nieces and nephews:
Laurie Gilchrist and husband Lee of Tenaha, TX
 Michelle Satchfield and husband Stephen of Port Neches, TX
 Christine Gautreaux and husband Joseph of Duluth, GA
 Kathryn Nichols of Boulder, CO
Shannon Kitten-Flores and husband Antonio of San Diego, CA
Jason Kitten and wife Linda of Ogden, UT
Great nieces and nephews:
  Joshua Gilchrist of Bethany, TX  
 Justin Gilchrist of Timpson, TX
 Meghan Satchfield of Port Neches, TX
 Matthew Satchfield of Port Neches, 
 Reese Satchfield of Port Neches, TX
 Kelly Satchfield of Port Neches, TX
 Alexandria Gautreaux of Duluth, GA
 Samantha Gautreaux of Duluth, GA
 Lennox Nichols of Boulder, CO
 Izan Nichols of Boulder, CO
 Lila Kitten-Flores of San Diego, CA
 Joseph Kitten of Ogden, UT
 Ethan Kitten of Ogden, UT
 Daniel Kitten of Ogden, UT
Great-Great niece and nephew:
Addison Gilchrist of Bethany, TX
Joseph Gilchrist of Bethany, TX and a host of friends
  
Keith is preceded in death by his parents, Norman Nichols and Lila Nichols

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.

 

 

Doyla Jo Tarver

 

 

Miss Doyla Jo Tarver 56 of Center passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at the Center E.R. Services will take place on Saturday Jan. 25, 2020, at 12 noon at the Abundant Love Ministries.

Interment will follow in Friendship Bobo Tenaha, Texas.

 

Pastor Marlin Cloudy will be officiating.

 

She is survived by:

 

1 Daughter Vatera Tarver of Center, Texas

 

6 Grandchildren

 

Mother Betty Jo Cooks of Center, Texas

 

Brother Aubrey Cooks of Center, Texas

 

Sisters Mita Green of Jacksboro, Texas & Towanda Lathan of Baton Rouge, Lousiana

 

 

 

 


 

Jimmy Lane Scott

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Lane Scott of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at his residence at the age of 73 years, 11 months, 8 days.

 

He was born February 13, 1946, in Galveston, Texas, to parents John Coleman Scott and Estella Montgomery Scott. Mr. Scott faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army for 20 years. Following his military retirement he returned to San Augustine and worked with the school system. 

His survivors include his wife, Gloria Jean Scott of San Augustine, Texas; a daughter, Natalie Brown of Houston, Texas; a son, Dwayne Scott of Alaska; a granddaughter, Alissa Scott of Houston, Texas; a brother, Larry Scott and wife Vernestine of Dallas, Texas; and a sister, Ellen Long and husband Dale of Garland, Texas.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas, with Rev. Ardis Mosby officiating.

 

 

 

 

Theresa Rodriguez

 

Theresa Ann Rodriguez of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020, in Lufkin, Texas, at the age of 65 years.

 

She was born February 4, 1954, in Houston, Texas, to the late Lelia Mae (Hebert) Stephens and Jasper Stephens, and was a homemaker.  She was of the Catholic faith.

 

Graveside services have been set for 10 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Dickerson Cemetery, located on County Road 4255 in San Augustine County's Grapevine community.

 

She is survived by a brother, Calvin Stephens of San Augustine, along with nephews, Jeff Stephens of Kenard and Robert Wade Stephens of Lufkin, and niece, Maria Bennefield of Nacogdoches.

 

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Lelia Mae and Jasper Stephens and a brother, Jimmy Stephens.

 

 

Shannon Curtis Parks

 

 

Shannon Curtis Parks, 43, of Lufkin, Texas passed away on January 18, 2020 in Lufkin, Texas.  Born May 7, 1976, in Houston, Texas, Shannon is the son of Curtis Parks and Juanita Flotte.  Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Januray 26, 2020 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM at the Community Building in SoSo Park, Timpson, Texas.   

 

Shannon was a 1995 graduate from Timpson High School.  He was a hard working man to provide for his three children.  Shannon took pride in caring for his family.  He was a loving father.  His most precious time was that spent with his children, along with spending time with his family.  Shannon enjoyed watching movies, playing video games, and working.  He also had a passion for music. Some would find him just singing, and although you might find it funny, this is something he liked to do.  

 

He is survived by his daughters, Rebekah Parks, Alyssa Parks, Lana Parks; mother of his children, Marie Jackson; father, Curtis Allen Parks; brother, Allen Curtis Parks; sisters, Misty Diaz, Priscilla Sparks and husband Johnny; cousins, Michelle Cartwright and Christopher, Amber Parks, Ashton Harris; nephew, Kyke; nieces, Alexus, Aurora; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Allen Curtis Parks and Joy Eldredge Parks.

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

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

Elpidio "Pidio" Hernandez

 

 

Elpidio “Pidio” Hernandez, 56, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2020, and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rafael Ramos officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mr. Hernandez was born May 5, 1963, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Severano Hernandez-Garcia and Eufemia Mata Hernandez.  He worked in the oilfield most of his life and was an extremely hard worker.  He was a member of Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha, Texas. His kindness and compassion was seen in his willingness to help others in need.  He was a comical man, providing others with a good laugh.  Above all, Mr. Hernandez cherished his family, especially his grandchildren.  


He is survived by his wife, Sara Garcia Hernandez; children, Ana Campuzano and husband Jose S. of Winnie, Texas, Daniel Hernandez and wife Norma of Center, Texas, Raquel Medina and husband Eldy of Florida, Rebeca Hernandez of Center, Texas, Elizabeth Hernandez of Houston, Texas, Julio Hernandez of Longview, Texas, and Blanca Hernandez of Longview, Texas; grandchildren, Daleyza, Isaiah, Josiah, Jaylen, Coraline, Naomi, and Erick; sisters, Rosa Hernandez and Gumecinda Santana-Hernandez; brothers, Geronimo Hernandez and Roberto Hernandez; and numerous family members; and a host of friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Severano Hernandez-Garcia and Eufemia Mata Hernandez.


Pallbearers will be Daniel Hernandez, Roberto Hernandez, Geronimo Hernandez, Antonio Santana, Hubert Segovia, Manuel Garcia, Manuel Lopez, and Jose Angeles.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gabriel Ordaz and Rafael Rafael.


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Elpidio "Pidio" Hernández, de 56 años, del Center, falleció el sábado 18 de enero de 2020 en Center, Texas.


Las visitas se llevarán acabo de 8:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m., lunes 20 de enero de 2020 y de 8:00 a.m. a 8:00 p.m., martes 21 de enero de 2020, en la funeraria Watson & Sons en Center, Texas. El funeral se llevará acabo a las 12:00 del mediodía, miércoles 22 de enero de 2020, en Watson & Sons Chapel con Pastor Rafael Ramos oficiando. Seguirá el sepelio en el Oaklawn Memorial Park en Center, Texas.


El Sr. Hernández nació el 5 de mayo de 1963 en San Luis Potosí, México, de Severano Hernández-García y Eufemia Mata Hernández. Trabajó en el campo petrolero la mayor parte de su vida y era muy trabajador. Tambien fue miembro de la Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai en Tenaha, Texas. Su amabilidad y compasión se vieron en su disposición a ayudar a otros que lo nececitaban. También era conocido como un bromista, el que hacía reír a los demás. Sobre todo, el Sr. Hernández apreciaba a su familia, especialmente a sus nietos. 


Le sobreviven sus esposa, Sara Garcia Hernandez; hijos, Ana Campuzano y su esposo José S. de Winnie, Texas, Daniel Hernández y su esposa Norma del Center, Texas, Raquel Medina y su esposo Eldy de Florida, Rebeca Hernández de Center, Elizabeth Hernández de Houston, Julio Hernández de Longview y Blanca Hernández de Longview; nietos, Daleyza, Isaiah, Josiah, Jaylen, Coraline, Naomi y Erick; hermanas, Rosa Hernández y Gumecinda Santana-Hernandez; hermanos, Gerónimo Hernández y Roberto Hernández; y varios otros miembros de la familia; y una gran cantidad de amigos.


Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres, Severano Hernández-García y Eufemia Mata Hernández.
Los portadores serán Daniel Hernández, Roberto Hernández, Gerónimo Hernández, Antonio Santana, Hubert Segovia, Manuel García, Manuel López y José Ángeles. Los portadores honorarios serán Gabriel Ordaz y Rafael Rafael.


Las condolencias y homenajes en línea se pueden enviar a www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

 


 

Miranda Jean Childs Bailey

 

 

Miranda Jean Childs Bailey, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Nacogdoches.


Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County with Dr. Fred Childs officiating. 


Mrs. Bailey was born August 20, 1939, in Center, to Larry Louis Childs and Hazel Ellis Childs.  She worked as a truck driver for many years.  Her most recent pastime was reading on her kindle.  Mrs. Bailey loved her grandchildren very much.


She is survived by her children, Jonathan Hughes and wife Patti of Nacogdoches, Joe Hughes of Center, and Jack Bailey of Kensett; grandchildren, Melissa and Dylan Bruderer, Jonathan Hughes, Cody and Yvette Hughes, Shawn Hughes, Eric Hughes, and Chris Hughes; great grandchildren, Rayden and Grayson Bruderer; and brother, Bob Childs.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Bailey; baby, Morgan Lee Bailey; parents, Larry Louis Childs and Hazel Ellis Childs; brother, Bill Childs; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Hughes, Jonathan Hughes, Joe Hughes, Shawn Hughes, Cody Hughes, Chris Hughes, Eric Hughes, and Melissa Bruderer.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.


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

 


 

Vera Mae Nimitz

 

 

Vera Mae Nimitz, 77, of Hillister, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Beaumont.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2020, at New Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Steve Noble officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at noon.


Mrs. Nimitz was born December 4, 1942, in Center, to Robert H. Adams Sr. and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha.  From stories told, she had it pretty rough, but she never let her circumstances hold her back.  She raised three children.  She had a strong conviction about things and once she had her mind made up there was no changing it.  Bless the ones on the other end.  She had many talents from cooking biscuits from scratch to quilting.  She enjoyed her garden and also enjoyed junkin’ before junkin’ was cool! One of her favorite things to do was going shopping and finding a great deal. Her sense of fashion was always ahead of her time.  She had a timeless style.  During her 77 adventurous years, she was a mother to three, an aunt to many, a grandmother to seven, and a great-grandmother to five.  She loved deeply and fully. 


She is survived by her husband, Joe Nimitz of Shepherd, Texas; children, Angela Cuello and husband Pete of China, Texas, Jamie Powell and husband Jeffrey of China, Texas, and Thomas Bailey and wife Jamie of China, Texas; grandchildren, Kandi Stone and husband Kevin, Dee Dee Srader and husband Chad, Ashley Little and husband Billy, Pete Cuello, Zachary Powell and fiancé Taylor Trahan, Brittany Powell and fiancé, Christopher Gallagher, and Brooke Bailey; great grandchildren, Kayla and Katie Stone, Allie Srader, and Aden Cuello; sisters, Carlyon Moore, Diane Freeman, and Nelda McCawley; brother, David Belsha; sister-in-law, Rose Adams; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives; and a host of friends.


She is preceded in death by her great grandson, Sydney Srader; parents, Robert H. Adams Sr. and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha; sister, Mozelle Akins; and brothers, Robert Adams, Tommy Belsha, and Johnny Belsha.


Pallbearers will be Pete Cuello, Zachary Powell, Christopher Gallagher, Kevin Stone, Billy Little, and Chad Srader.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Harbor Hospice, 2450 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.


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

David D. Williams

 

 

David D. Williams, 65, of Center, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, in Longview.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Steve Wiggins officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 a.m.


Mr. Williams was born March 21, 1954, in Post, Texas, to Melvin Coy Williams and Juanetha O. Horton Williams.  He worked as a farmer and was a member of Center Church of Christ.


He is survived by his daughters, Katie Michelle Williams of Waco and Kassidy Fox and husband Jake of Nacogdoches; brother, Joseph Barr of Center; nephew, Tyler Coy Barr of Center; father, Melvin Williams of Center; aunts, Patsy Morgan, Charlene Fortunberry, and Kathy Chegingross all of Gladewater; a number of cousins, other family, and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanetha O. Horton Williams.


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

Richard Speedy

 

 

Richard Speedy, 81, of Tenaha, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Tenaha.


Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.


Mr. Speedy was born January 10, 1939, in Peoria, Illinois, to Thelma Restler Speedy.  He served in the United States Army and later worked as a truck driver.


He is survived by his wife, Louie Speedy; son, Mitchell Holloway and wife Kathy; daughter, Robin Holloway; son, Michael Speedy and wife Cheryl; grandsons, Mark Holloway and Logan Speedy; son, Richard Speedy Jr.; son, Gary Speedy and wife Carol; daughter, Sandy Speedy; son, Craig Speedy; and sister, Roseann Wright.


He is preceded in death by his son, Barry Speedy; parents; and brother, Jim Speedy.
Pallbearers will be Charle-s, James, Steve, Mark, Logan, and Shawn.  Honorary pallbearer will be Sheila Fountain.


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

Lorene Ross

 

 

Lorene Ross, 98, of Joaquin, passed away January 18, 2020, in Carthage.


Graveside service will be held at Noon, Friday, January 24, 2020, at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Wade Rector officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.


Mrs. Ross was born December 18, 1921, in Shelby County, to Russell Brawley and Lena Smothermen Brawley.  Her hobbies included making quilt tops and jellies, working with her flowers, and chewing Red Man Chewing Tabacco.


She is survived by her son, John Ross Sr. of Joaquin; daughter, Cimmaron Parks of Trinity; daughter-in-law, Betty Posey of Carthage; brother, Lee Brawley of Corpus Christi; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Pete Ross; son, Robert “Bob” Ross; and parents, Russell Brawley and Lena Smothermen Brawley.


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

Ira Wayne Garrett

 

 

Mr. Ira Wayne Garrett of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, at his residence at the age of 75 years, 5, months, and 15 days.

 

He was born August 1, 1944, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to parents Plina (Wilson) Garrett and James Ira Garrett and had been a longtime area resident. He married the love his life, Martha Fitzgerald on May 28, 1964, celebrating 55+years of wedding bliss.  He retired after being in the poultry industry and operated the J.C. Penny Catalog/Montgomery Ward store in San Augustine, and later managed Mathews Medical for some 20 years.  He was a longtime and faithful member of the San Augustine Church of Christ.

 

His survivors include his beloved wife,  Martha (Fitzgerald) Garrett of San Augustine; children, Mandy Stewart and husband Rodger of San Augustine; Aimee Denise Shutter and husband Jerry of San Augustine; Timothy Wayne Garrett and his wife Charnette of Chireno; grandchildren, Charles Edward Franks and his wife Hannah; Katheryn Cibelle (Garrett) Davis and husband Luther; Colton Jared Haze Garrett and his wife Kacy; Kenneth Wayne Franks; Travis Levi Garrett and wife Shelby; Brittney Annette Welch and husband R.C.; Stetson Wayne Garrett and Sterlin Joseph Wall and his wife Kady; great-grandchildren, Kynleighn, Roper, Micah, Raeleigh, Ryder, Lawson, Tatum, Sunny, RyleeAnn, Casey, Hannah, Gracie, Jensen, and Axel; brother, Kenneth Haze Garrett of Chireno; sisters, Iris Butler of Chireno and Mary Lou Benefield of San Augustine, along with numerous other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Plina and James Garrett; son, James Ray Garrett; nephews, Tracy Allen Garrett and Justin Briley; great-grandchild, Rhett Sloan Garrett.

Funeral Services are set for 12 noon Saturday, January 18, 2020, at the San Augustine Church of Christ, 105 West Market in San Augustine, with Steven Wiggins and Charles Franks officiating.  Interment will follow at the Thomas Cemetery, located off County Road 274 in San Augustine County, Texas.

 

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the San Augustine Church of Christ in San Augustine.

 

Pallbearers: Stetson Garrett, Charlie Franks, C.J. Garrett, Kenny Franks, Travis Garrett, and Sterlin Wall.  Honorary pallbearers will include, Kenneth Garrett, Tim Garrett, and Danny Garrett.

 

 

Jerry Edwards

 

 

Mr. Jerry Edwards, age 65, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Edwards passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at CHI ST. Luke Memorial in San Augustine, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

Saturday, January 18, 2020
11 a.m.


Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment Union Grove Cemetery
Elder John Barefield Sr., Officiating Minister

 

Visitation

Friday, January 17, 2020
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary

 

Survivors 

Wife          Patricia Taylor Edwards of San Augustine, Texas

2 Sons       Darion A. Edwards ( Starla) of Lufkin, Texas
                 Dexter A. Edwards of Lufkin, Texas

 

1 Granddaughter  Jasmine A. Edwards of Lufkin, Texas

 

3 Brothers        Felton Edwards, Jr. (Lois) of Missouri
                       Larry Edwards of Lufkin, Texas
                       Terrance Rose (Stacie) of Lufkin, Texas

 

1 Sister            Linda Adams of Tyler, Texas

 

Aunt                 Gracie Edwards of San Augustine, Texas

 

Father-in-Law    Tommie Taylor of San Augustine, Texas

 

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


 

Hilburn Scruggs

 

 

Hilburn Scruggs, 86, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, in Mansfield, Louisiana.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. J.C. Lewis officiating.  Following will be a military honors service under the direction of VFW Post #8904.  Interment will be held at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Mr. Scruggs was born September 5, 1933, to John Norris Scruggs and Annis Mae Lee Scruggs.  He served in the United States Army and went on to work in the oilfield from which he retired.  Mr. Scruggs loved working and spending time with family and friends.  He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.


He is survived by his sons, H. Glenn Scruggs and wife Dorothea of Shreveport, Louisiana and Dennis Scruggs and wife Sherry of Joaquin, Texas; daughter, Joanne Scruggs English and husband Stevie of Joaquin, Texas; grandchildren, Hollie Scruggs Adams and husband Chad of Joaquin, Texas, Brooke Scruggs Diven and husband Kane of Joaquin, Texas, Lindsey Scruggs Baillio and husband Jody of Bossier City, Louisiana, Noah Glenn Scruggs and wife Emily of Metarie, Louisiana, Race English of Joaquin, Texas, Cam English of Joaquin, Texas, Randy Nelson of Fairborn, Ohio, Lora Nelson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hollie Jolley of Bossier City, Louisiana, and Jessica Peterson of Shreveport, Louisiana; great grandchildren, Caren, Callie, and Cierra Adams, Titan Diven, Shelby Diven Pride, Lila, Jillian, Sadie, Evalynn, and Dallas Baillio, Ezra and Alyza Scruggs, Carson Guyer, and Harper Wilkinson; sister, Eva Scruggs Melton; brother, Joe Scruggs and wife Frankie; brother-in-law, Fred Foreman and wife Frances of LaMarque, Texas; sister-in-law, Maxine Moye of Pasadena; special loved ones, Gail Russell Scruggs and Janet L. Tucker; his little dog, Diesel; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by the love of his life of 64 years, Glenda Gail Scruggs; parents, John Norris Scruggs and Annis Mae Lee Scruggs; sisters, Infant Mae Dell Scruggs, Lera Childress, Avis Lambert Lout, Errollene Brimberry, and Audrey Dyer; brothers, Hervey Scruggs and W.L. “Chuck” Scruggs.


Pallbearers will be Chad Adams, Jody Baillio, Kane Diven, Noah Scruggs, Race English, Cam English, and Titan Diven. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Dickerson, Newton Johnson, and the whole Ram House crew.


A special thank you to Dr. Billy Bickham and nurse, Gloria, for their compassionate care over the years, along with Pharmacist Benny Owens with Headrick’s Drug Store in Logansport, Louisiana.
A special thank you to friends, David Yule, Lewis and Craig Wright, along with decades of oilfield family.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lone Cedar Cemetery Fund, 204 CR 3182, Joaquin, Texas 75954 or Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 328, Joaquin, Texas 75954.


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

Wedia Faye Jones

 

 


Ms. Wedia Faye Jones, age 74, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Jones passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Colonial Pines in San Augustine, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

 Saturday, January 18, 2020
1:00 p.m.


Roberts Baptist Church
Interment Roberts Cemetery
Rev. Ardis Mosby, Officiating
Rev. Tori Barnes, Eulogist

 

Visitation

Will be held the day of the service from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Garner & Son Chapel and from 12 noon until service time at Roberts Baptist Church.

 

Survivors 

 

1 Son            Micah Jones ( LaShanna) of Nacogdoches, Texas

 

2 Daughters        Paula Jones of San Augustine, Texas, Kyla Jones Wynn (James) of Baytown, Texas

 

4 Grandchildren        5 Great-Grandchildren

 

4 Brothers        

 

Willie Ray Jones of Dallas, Texas
Lonnie Jones Jr. of Texas City, Texas
Stefern Jones of San Augustine, Texas
Robert Montgomery ( Judy) of Nacogdoches, Texas

 

5 Sisters

 

Winnie Ruth Holman (Johnny) of San Augustine, Texas

Brenda Jones of Nacogdoches, texas    
Reena Jones Washington (Jordan, III) of San Augustine, texas
Felashia Ford (Barry) of San Augustine, Texas
Chequitha Barnes (Dennis) of  San Augustine, Texas

 

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


 

Booker Gilford Coleman

 

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas and Howard Harris Funeral Home of Lawton, OK is announcing funeral service for Mr. Booker Gilford Coleman (93) of Lawton, Ok The wake will be Thursday, January 16, 2020, at  6:00 P.M. at HOWARD HARRIS  FUNERAL HOME 1005 SW C Ave, Lawton, OK 73501. The funeral will be Friday,  January 17, 2020, at 12:00 noon at Union Baptist Church 1531 Charles Whitlow Ave. Lawton, OK 73501

 

Booker Coleman was born in Center, Texas on May 26, 1926, to the late Alvin and Edith Osby Coleman.

 

Local Survivors are:


Sister-in-law: Norma Lister of Shelbyville, Texas and several cousins

 

 

C. D. Boyd

 

 

NAME:    C. D. Boyd      AGE:     84

ADDRESS:   Milam, Texas   

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Monday, January 13, 2020, Milam, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:    December 8, 1935, Rosevine, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 10:00 am

PLACE OF SERVICE:    Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Skipper Eberlan, Jeff Boyd
  
BURIAL:  Gravel Hill Cemetery

FATHER:       W. C. Boyd                               MOTHER: Lula (Peveto) Boyd

                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Agent/clerk - Santa Fe Railroad

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Wife: Corene (Townsend) Boyd of Milam
                               

Daughters: Abigail Adkins of Milam, Belinda Brady and husband Albert of Gatesville
                               

Sons: Jeff Boyd and wife Rexcine of San Augustine, David Boyd and wife Gia of Milam, John Boyd and wife Karen of Palestine, Brent Boyd and wife Teri of San Augustine


12 Grandchildren


26 Great-grandchildren


3 Great-great-grandchildren


Sisters: Evelyn Taylor and husband Tommy, Billie Green and husband Carl, Ann Pugh

 

Sister-in-law: Shirley Boyd

 

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
 

Wedia Faye Jones

 

 


Ms. Wedia Faye Jones, age 74, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Jones passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Colonial Pines in San Augustine, Texas. 
  
Funeral Service

 

Currently Pending

 

 

Lawson A. Keaster

 

 

Mr. Lawson A. Keaster, age 90, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Sunday, January 12, 2020, in San Augustine.  He was born to the late Mylissie Jane (Barber) Keaster and Sylvester Keaster on April 13, 1929, in Howard County, Arkansas. 

 

Mr. Keaster was a retired logger and had worked in the Logging Industry for many years and was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by his sons, Darren L. Proctor of Sante Fe, Texas; Aaron L. Procter of Columbus, Ohio; Paul L. Proctor of Woodville, Texas; Roy L. Proctor of Trinity, Texas; Boyce Keaster of Arkansas and Jerry Keaster of Mississippi; grandchildren, Rebecca L. Boyerman of San Augustine, Texas; Breeanna F. Raminez of San Augustine, Texas; Brittany L. Wedgeworth of Etoile, Texas; Wesley A. Wedgeworth of San Augustine, Texas and Laura N. Eddings of San Augustine. Texas; her beloved great-grandchildren, Maliyah M. Ramirez and Liam A. Milligan, along with numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Mylissie Jane and Sylvester Keaster,  his beloved wife, Charlsie Faye Keaster, several siblings, daughter, Linda F. Eddings, and granddaughter, Amanda Proctor.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, in San Augustine with burial following in the Sowell Cemetery in San Augustine County. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, January 14, 2020, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts

 

Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

 

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

To send flowers to Lawson's family, please visit our floral section.

Glynn Edward McLeod

 

Glynn Edward McLeod, 85, a longtime resident of Nederland, Texas, passed away on January 9, 2020, in Beaumont, Texas.

 

Visitation will be Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. 

 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home with Tim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Biggar Cemetery by Mangum Funeral Home. 

 

Glynn was born in Patroon, Texas to Lindsey and Verna McLeod on September 13, 1934.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1952. He married Betty George on July 14, 1956. He resided in the Golden Triangle and worked at Texaco for 42 years. Upon retiring, they relocated to Longview, Texas. 

 

Glynn is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ruth Spradley and Dorothy Hull, and his brother, Fred McLeod. 

 

Glynn is survived by his wife, Betty McLeod; his sons, Michael McLeod and wife Kim, Mitch McLeod; his grandchildren, Sean McLeod, Katie Busker and husband Will, Maggie McLeod, and Mollie McLeod. He is also survived by his in-laws; LaJuan Baugh, Linda George, Joyce Meeks and husband Michael, Sheri Burgay and husband Johnny, Patricia Lout and husband Mike and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

In lieu of plants and flowers, please donate to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.

 

The family of Glynn McLeod wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Summer Meadows Nursing Home and the staff at Gilbert’s Assisted Living.


 

Peggy Julian Perkins

 

Peggy Julian Perkins of Timpson, Texas, passed away at age 92 on Sunday, January 5th, 2020, in Timpson, Texas.  Peggy was born on April 28th, 1927, in Dubbery, Louisiana to the late John Calvin Julian and Louisa May (Schnurpel) Julian.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, January, 12th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, January 13th, at First United Methodist Church, Timpson, Texas, with Rev. Sarah Odom officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.  Peggy is survived by her sons, David Burnett Perkins and his wife Michelle, James Calvin Perkins, William Hardin Perkins; grandchildren, Sarah Perkins, Johnathon Perkins, Hannah Perkins, Phillip Perkins; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Calvin Julian and Louisa May Julian; her husband, Charles Morris Perkins; her eldest son, Phillip Julian Perkins.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, www.mch.org/donate/.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net. 

 

Linda Ponder

 

 

NAME: Linda Ponder           

AGE: 67

 

ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Friday, January 10, 2020, San Augustine, Texas

                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH: November 13, 1952, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Monday, January 13, 2020, 2:00 pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE: Faith Alive Church, San Augustine, Texas   

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Sunday, January 12, 2020, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Faith Alive Church, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Jeff Headrick

  

BURIAL: Liberty Hill Cemetery

 

FATHER:   Cecil Howard West             MOTHER: June (Cunningham) West

                                                                                                                    

OCCUPATION:   Secretary



 

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

 

 

 

 

 Mary Lou Sowell  

 

 

NAME:      Mary Lou Sowell           AGE:     60

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Wednesday, January 8, 2020
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:   December 29, 1959, San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2:30 pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:    Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Kevin Poage, Bro. Skipper Eberlan
  
BURIAL:  Sowell Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:      Elzie E. Evans                               MOTHER: Lura Mae (Adkins) Evans

                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Paraprofessional, West Sabine ISD

 

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Husband: Ricky Sowell of San Augustine                           

Son: Michael Sowell and wife Kim of San Augustine                               

Daughter: Kayla Powell and husband Tim of Rosevine                             

Grandsons: Trenton Sowell, Ranson Sowell, Ethan Powell, Eli Powell
Siblings: Elsie Watson, Nolan Evans, Jimmy Evans, Debbie McDaniel, Virginia Bunting, Donna Sensat, Rita Dailey, Peggy Foster, Steve Evans, Bobby Evans


**Preceded in death by parents Elzie & Lura Mae Evans; sister Laura Faye Eddings; nephew Roger McDaniel, Niece Winter Foster
 

Wilburn 'Pete" Flournoy

 

 

Wilburn “Pete” Flournoy, 78, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in Nacogdoches.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. James Hall and Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating.  Interment will follow at Buena Vista Cemetery in Shelby County.


Mr. Flournoy was born July 1, 1941, in the Patroon Community of Shelby County, to Arbie Alec Flounoy and Zelma Viola Wilkinson Flournoy.  He graduated from Center High School and went on to join the United States National Guard.  Mr. Flournoy retired after thirty-eight years from the Texas Highway Department. His hobbies included hunting, taking care of his cows, gardening, and most of all, playing with grandbabies.  Mr. Flournoy was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church in Timpson, where he served as a Deacon. 


He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Flournoy of Tenaha, Texas; children, Kenneth Flournoy and wife Cheryl of Tenaha, Texas and Susan Flournoy Hairgrove of Tenaha, Texas; grandchildren, Jessica Bush and husband Colton of Tenaha, Texas, Colton Hairgrove of Tenaha, Texas, Taylor Burns and husband Lynn of Tenaha, Texas, and Matthew Flournoy of Tenaha, Texas; great grandchildren, Eli Bush of Tenaha, Texas, Addie Bush of Tenaha, Texas, and Layton Burns of Tenaha, Texas; brother, Guy Flournoy and wife Joyce of Shreveport, Louisiana; sisters, Katie Purdy of Houston, Texas, Weeda Lowry of Center, Texas, Sarah Lewis and husband John of Huntington, Texas, and Rachel Brannon and husband Ronnie of Hallsville, Texas; sister-in-law, Dorothy Flournoy of Longview, Texas; brother-in-law, George Duke of Timpson, Texas; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and other family members; and special friend, Matthew Wright.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Arbie Alec and Zelma Viola Flournoy; grandchild, Emmie Burns; brothers, Dalton Flournoy, Clifford Flournoy, Paul Flournoy; sister, Betty Duke; and sister-in-law, Norma Flournoy.


Pallbearers will be Colton Hairgrove, Colton Bush, Matthew Flournoy, Lynn Burns, Matthew Wright, and Paul Engle.


A special thanks to Sara Moore at Texas Home Health and Hospice.


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

 


 

Hank Beaver

 

 

Hank Beaver, 66, of Keithville, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
A blue jean casual memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Mr. Beaver was born March 4, 1953, in Merced, California, to Billy Earl Beaver and Pansy Lorene Killman Beaver.  He retired after a forty-two year career as a truck driver.  He loved to fish and watch his Dallas Cowboys.


He is survived by his children, Billy Beaver and wife Teaha of Keithville, Louisiana, Randi Ham and husband Nick of Stanley, Louisiana, and Amanda Deason of Stonewall, Louisiana; grandchildren, Alyssa Deason of Stonewall, Louisiana, Cayson Beaver of Stanley, Louisiana, Abigail Myers of Stanley, Louisiana, Reagan Ham of Stanley, Louisiana, and Dawson Ham of Stanley, Louisiana; mother, Pansy Beaver of Shreveport, Louisiana; sister, Pam Wheeler of Shreveport, Louisiana; and brother, T.M. Beaver of Bethany, Louisiana.


He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Earl Beaver.


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

Anthony "Andy" Flournoy

 

 

Anthony “Andy” Flournoy, 61, of Center, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:30 p.m.


Mr. Flournoy was born November 9, 1958, in Dumas, Texas, to Danny Flournoy and Joyce Middlebrook Flournoy.  He worked as a millwright and attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.


He is survived by his children, John Michael Flournoy of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Shonda Flournoy of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother, Wesley Flournoy and wife Janet “Skeeter” of Center; nieces and nephews, Yolanda Flournoy, Crystal Chisenhall and husband John, Jimmy Anderson, Karissa Flournoy, Hannah Flournoy, Regan Flournoy, Kaitland Anderson, and Douglas Flournoy.


He is preceded in death by his father, Danny Flournoy and Ozelle; brothers, Danny Ray Flournoy and Bobby DeWayne Flournoy; sisters, Kristi Elizabeth Flournoy and Kimberley Fay Flournoy.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to assist with final expenses.


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

Mary Elizabeth Whittlesey

 

 

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Whittlesey of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, in San Augustine at the age of 79 years, 1 month, 23 days.

 

Mrs. Whittlesey was born November 14, 1940, in Port Arthur, Texas, to parents Howell Bickham and Maxine Sharpton Bickham and had lived in San Augustine most of her life and was a member of First Baptist Church. Mary was a dedicated teacher with 56 years of service, the last 52 years at San Augustine Independent School District, where she was still a member of the faculty at the time of her passing. She adored her students and through these years as a teacher, she made many close ties to the student body and friends. Mrs. Whittlesey had received numerous awards and accolades during her career, including VFW Teacher of the Year and the Buddy Lowe Award.

Her survivors include her husband, Henry Whittlesey of San Augustine, Texas; daughter, Leslie Nichols and husband Terry of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Joe Whittlesey and wife Jennifer of Center, Texas; grandchildren, Aaron Nichols and wife Megan of Nacogdoches, Texas, Carsen McFarland and husband Wil of Spring, Texas, Dylan Whittlesey of Center, Texas, Andrew Nichols of Nacogdoches, Texas, Lexie Nichols of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Mary-Grace Whittlesey of Center, Texas; a sister, Charlotte Davis and husband Mike of Hideaway, Texas; a cousin, Rebecca Cowart of Jacksonville, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Whittlesey; her parents, Howell and Maxine Bickham; and brothers, Hal Bickham, Travis Bickham, and Robert Bickham.

 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020, at San Augustine High School Gym, located at 702 N. Clark Street in San Augustine, Texas, with Bro. Jim Moss officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, located on Texas Hwy. 147 North.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Roy Ray Windham

 

 

Roy Ray Windham, 87, passed away on December 22, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2020, at White Rock Cemetery in Center.


Mr. Windham was born April 17, 1932.

 

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

 


 

Edna Austin

Edna Austin, 76, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 2, 2020 in Timpson, Texas.  Born December 2, 1943, in , Garrison, Texas, Edna is the daughter of the late Ab B. and Thelma Blanchard (Park) Dill.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 2:00PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.  

 

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

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

Wanda Trudy Cox

Wanda Trudy Cox, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mrs. Cox was born February 28, 1930, in Walnut Springs, to Walter Randolph Yocham and Fannie B Dunlap Yocham.  While her main occupation was being a homemaker, she also worked for Center ISD.  Mrs. Cox was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church in Center.
She is survived by her children, Connie Belgard and husband Mike of Center, Karen Sharp and husband Bill of Garland, Jim Cox of Center, and Jeff Cox and wife Angela of Center; grandchildren, Tory Rogers and husband Charles, Jessica Price and husband Josh, Adam Cox and wife Brooke, Brittany Kimbro, Kristen Pinkston and husband Ryan, Loren Jones and husband Bradley, Dana Sharp and husband Toby, Heather Sharp, Ryan Sharp, Kyle Sharp and wife Kaitlin, Rebecca Marchbanks and husband Chris, Erin Pitts and husband Jeremy, Jillian Batson and husband Joseph, Elizabeth Pinkston and husband Richard, and Darcie Hays Belgard; twenty-seven great grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Cox; parents, Walter Randolph Yocham and Fannie B Dunlap Yocham; brothers, Ralph, Russell, and Glenn Yocham; sister-in-law, Juanita Yocham; and special cousins, George and Georgia Chadwick.


A special thanks to Kay Powell and the staff of Lakeside Assisted Living.


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

Betty Jo Childers

Betty Jo Childers,90, of Timpson, TX passed away on January 2, 2020. Mrs. Childers was born on November 6, 1929 in Deport, TX to the late Reuben and Dollie (Glover) Cotton. Graveside Service will be held Sunday, January 5, 2020 at East Hamilton Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.


Mrs. Childers is survived by her son Rodney Childers, of Timpson, TX ; daughter Donna Winchester and husband Charles of Collinsville, TX; 7 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
She is proceeded in death by her husband, James D. Childers and son, James R. Childers.


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


 

Juan Francisco Campos

Juan Francisco Campos, 67, of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in Center.


Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2020, at Templo Principe de Paz, 398 TX-7, Center, Texas 75935. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Templo Principe de Paz. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mr. Campos was born April 28, 1952, in Mexico, to Basilio Campos Garcia and Elena Moreno Lopez.  He served as a minister and loved preaching and singing.
He is survived by his children, Juan Campos and wife Juanita of Center, Alberto Campos and wife Alyssa Marie of Center, and Eliud Campos and wife Ana Elizabeth of Center; grandchildren, Evelyn, Stephanie, Kimberly, Austin, Carter, Alberto Jr., Tiffany, and Jasmine; brothers and sisters, Dora Elia Flores, Rosa Elia Campos, Hilda Gonzalez, Ramon Campos, Maria Cruz, Martin Campos, and Elena Vargas.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Gladys Edith Campos.


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

 

Juan Francisco Campos, de 67 años, del Center, falleció el miércoles 1 de enero de 2020 en el Center.


La visita se llevará a cabo de 9:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m., lunes 6 de enero de 2020, en el Templo Príncipe de Paz, 398 TX-7, Center, Texas 75935. El funeral se llevará a cabo a las 11:00 a.m., martes, 7 de enero de 2020, en el Templo Príncipe de Paz. Seguirá el sepelio en el Oaklawn Memorial Park en el Center.
El Sr. Campos nació el 28 de abril de 1952 en México, hijo de Basilio Campos García y Elena Moreno López. Sirvió como ministro y le encantaba predicar y cantar.


Le sobreviven sus hijos, Juan Campos y su esposa Juanita del Centro, Alberto Campos y su esposa Alyssa Marie del Centro, y Eliud Campos y su esposa Ana Elizabeth del Centro; nietos, Evelyn, Stephanie, Kimberly, Austin, Carter, Alberto Jr., Tiffany, y Jasmine; hermanos y hermanas, Dora Elia Flores, Rosa Elia Campos, Hilda González, Ramón Campos, María Cruz, Martín Campos y Elena Vargas.
Le precedieron en la muerte su hija, Gladys Edith Campos.


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James E. Higginbotham

James E. Higginbotham, 77, of Center, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020, in Center.


Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 6, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Mr. Higginbotham was born March 24, 1942, in Gilmer, Texas, to Henry Woodrow Higginbotham and Avalene Mauk Higginbotham.  He worked for Houston Lighting and Power for forty-two years and later became the minister at Center Church of the Nazarene in Center.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and visiting his grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife, Elaine Higginbotham of Center; son, Chris Higginbotham and wife Ana of Alvin; daughter-in-law, Karen Higginbotham of Houston; seven grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Letts of Houston, Mary Higginbotham of Houston, Dorothy Cisneros of Houston, and Alice Clark of Houston; sister-in-law, Kathy Higginbotham of Quitman; brother-in-law, Stan Ballard of Mont Belvieu; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and other family members.  
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Woodrow Higginbotham and Avalene Mauk Higginbotham; son, Keith Higginbotham; and brother, Glen Ray Higginbotham.


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

Maci Annette Fountain    

 

 

NAME:   Maci Annette Fountain              AGE:     21

ADDRESS:    Broaddus, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Wednesday, January 1, 2020, Broaddus, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:    December 30, 1998, Shreveport, La.

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Saturday, January 4, 2020, 3:00 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Trinity Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, January 4, 2020, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

PLACE OF VISITATION:   Trinity Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

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

FATHER:      Robby Fountain                                MOTHER: Patty (Wooley) Fountain


SURVIVED BY:   Parents: Robby and Patti Fountain of Broaddus
                                Sister: Megan Fountain of Broaddus
                                Grandmother: Lanelle Fountain of San Augustine
**Preceded in death by grandparents Everett and Helen Wooley; grandfather Welby Fountain


                                
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
 

Johnny Valton Taylor

 

 

 

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

 

DOB: 08/10/1947        DOD:  12/24/2019

 

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 and Rev. Orvin Garrett, Eulogist

Visitation
Friday, January 3, 2020
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.


Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors 


1 son            Juan Taylor of Dallas, Texas

 

2 Daughters        

 

Janet V. Dixon (Brian) of Dallas, Texas
Jermika V. Taylor of Dallas, Texas

 

3 grandchildren        

 

Shambrika D. Taylor of Dallas, Texas
Shatoria U. Royal of Dallas, Texas
Siearra C. Royal of Dallas, Texas

 

1 Great-Grand Son Nyles V. Taylor of Dallas, Texas

 

Father Tommie Taylor of San Augustine, Texas

 

3 Brothers      

 

Murry Lane of Beaumont, Texas
Billy Taylor (Debra) of San Augustine, Texas
Kenneth Taylor of San Augustine, Texas

 

5 Sister            

 

Carolyn Marshall of San Augustine, Texas
Patricia Edwards (Jerry) of San Augustine, Texas
Sharon Taylor of San Augustine, Texas
Linda Harper of Lufkin, Texas
Virginia Taylor of Great Falls, Montana

 

Special Uncle        Johnny “Mac” Harper

 

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


 

Marie Airrington Walters

 

 

Marie Airrington Walters, 94, of Timpson, Texas passed away on December 30, 2019 in Shelbyville, Texas surrounded by loved ones.  Born December 25, 1925, Marie is the daughter of the late Bennie Havard Airrington and Aimee (Mullins) Airrington.  Graveside service will be held Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 2:30PM at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Garrison, Texas.

 

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.  

 

Marie was born in Martinsville, Texas.  She attended and graduated Garrison High School.  Marie moved to Houston, Texas in 1941 and attended business school, becoming one of the first computer operators, called a key punch operator.  The Lord also led her to the love of her life while in Houston, Charles Walters, and the two were soon married in 1945.  They had two beautiful children Larry and Lynette.  She and Charles retired and moved to Timpson, Texas where they spents years together until his passing.  Marie found great joy in teaching her children and grandchildren all she knew about rasing a family and being an exceptional mom and grandma.  She enjoyed quilting and sewing.  She loved to travel. Whether it was cruising, flying to resorts, or just picking up in the middle of the night and wanting to drive somewhere fun, she lived life to the fullest.  She was a loving mother, and grandmother.  She loved all uncondtionally. Marie was a member of First Baptist Church, Timpson.

 

She is survived by her son, Larry Walters and wife, Elva; daughter, Lynette Walters Permenter and husband, Wesley; grandchildren, Gregg Walters and wife, Debbie, Charlie Permenter, Amy Permenter; numerous great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; sisters, Lillie Belle McElwee, Maurine, Florine, Merle Faye, Sue, and Mary; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

 

Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Walters; parents, Bennie Havard and Aimee Mullins Airrington; brothers, Leon Airrington, Lavon Airrington, Bennie Airrington, Laurence Airrington; and sister, Helen Danley.

 

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

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


 

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