Obituaries Archives for 2020-06

Conner Liam Mikesh

 

 

 

Born June 3, 2020, Conner Liam Mikesh, infant son of Brian Mikesh and Elizabeth Wershing of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, in Longview.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


He is survived by his parents; sister and brothers, Addison Gilchrist of Shelbyville, Joseph Gilchrist of Shelbyville, Braxton Mikesh of Shelbyville, Cayden Mikesh of Shelbyville, and James Mikesh of Silsbee; grandparents, Stacy Wershing of Shelbyville, J.R. Iribarren of Shelbyville, Melinda Mercer of Louisiana, and Tammy Mikesh of Timpson; great grandmother, Shirley Leonard of Shelbyville; uncles and aunts, Phillip Mikesh and wife Ciera of Kerrville, Sabrina Edenshaw of Shelbyville, Vanessa Goings of Shelbyville, David and Nora Lawhorn of Timpson, and Jason Durrett and wife Ashley of Timpson; and numerous cousins and other relatives.


Preceded in death by his grandfathers, Martin Mikesh and Todd Wershing; great grandparents, Fred Leonard and Candi Iribarren; and great-great grandmother, Berniece Wright.


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

Jimmy Hooper

 

 

Jimmy Hooper, 65, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Houston.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.


Born June 9, 1955, in Andrews, Texas, Jimmy is the son of Billy Wayne Hooper and Ann Crain Hooper.  He was a truck driver and his hobbies included hunting and fishing.  Jimmy was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Center.


He is survived by his mother, Ann Hooper of Center; sisters, Pam Adkison and husband Howell and Ginia Hooper both of Center; son, Shawn Cole Hooper of Beaumont; daughter, Shannon Cherie Hooper of Beaumont; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.


He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Wayne Hooper; son, Derick Dale Hooper; brother, Damon DeCole Hooper; and nephew, Dameon Dewayne Hooper.


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

Annie Ruth Richards

 

 

Annie Ruth Richards, 81, of Tenaha, TX, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Garrison, TX.

Private family graveside service will be held at Enterprise Cemetery in Shelby County with Chuck Horton officiating.

 

Annie was born January 21, 1939, in Center, TX, to Clarence E. and Fay Bass.  She was of the Baptist faith.

 

She is survived by her children, Martha Shelton, Billie Pritchett, Marty Pierce, Edward Richards, and Tracy Barr and husband Steve; grandchildren, Michelle Whiteside and husband Darrell, Randall Pritchett and wife Heidi, Matthew Shelton and wife Kim, Osha Myers and husband Danny, Ashley Weir and husband John, Chad Barr and wife Darby and Jared Richards; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; brother, Jerry Bass; and a host of family and friends who will miss her dearly.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Jack Pierce; husband, Billy Joe Richards; daughter, Beverly Pierce; great granddaughter, Monica Eaves; and brother, Emmitt Bass.
 

The family would like to thank Garrison Nursing Home and Affinity Hospice for their loving care.

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

 

 

Lattie Hunter

 

 

NAME:  Lattie  Hunter                AGE:     78

ADDRESS:      San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Thursday, June 25, 2020, Nacogdoches, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    November 15, 1941, Center, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Private Family Graveside

OFFICIATING:  Bro. Frank Holrath

BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine

FATHER:     Clifton Noble                             MOTHER: Bertha (Stringer) Noble

                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Nurse, Retired from S. A. Co. Extension Office

 

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Daughters: Becky Hunter of Livingston
Cissi Smith and husband Lee of Nacogdoches
Grandchildren: Shane Bridges and wife Elise, Scott Bridges and wife Kristin, Jeremy Bridges,
LeAnn Smith, Nicholas Smith and wife Kandice
Great-grandchildren: Colt Bridges, Lane Bridges, Everett Bridges, Ellie Smith, Reese Bridges,
Edwin Bridges, Hunter Smith, Emmett Bridges
Brothers: Bill Noble and wife Linda, Don Noble
Sister-in-law: Janice Lake and husband Maxie


**Preceded in death parents Clifton and Bertha Noble; husband Tommy Hunter;sister Julia Hagler; sister-in-law Sue Ann Noble; brother-in-law Dan Hunter


 

Winnie Myrle Moore Bridges

 

 

Winnie Myrle Moore Bridges, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2020, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman, Bro. Kevin Windham, and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Newburn Cemetery in Shelby County. 


Born September 29, 1933, in Shelby County, Myrle is the daughter of the late Charlie Morgan Moore and Katie Bell Moore.  She had a long running nursing career of 40+ years.  She served as an LVN and worked her way to RN and DON.  She held long standing positions of DON at all Shelby County facilities.  Myrle was a familiar face at all Shelby County, San Augustine, and surrounding counties hospitals and nursing facilities.  She was extremely hard working and had a servant’s heart.  Myrle was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Newburn Chapter #346 and First Baptist Church in Center.  She was a beloved mom and grandmother.  Myrle loved spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren and also enjoyed gardening.


She is survived by her children, Terry Bridges and Renee Bridges, both of Center; grandchildren, Brant Bridges and wife Michelle, Mindy Henson and husband Jake, Justin Bridges, Amanda Miller and husband Cody, Kelly, Kelsey, Kolton, and Korbin Bridges; great grandchildren, Samantha Metcalf and husband Lane, Cale Henson, Brooklynne Bridges, Connor Henson, Peyton Bridges, Bailey Miller, Colbeigh Bridges, Cullen Henson, Blayne Miller, Knox Miller, and Bowie Bridges; great-great grandchildren, Stormy Metcalf and Ariah Bridges; daughters-in-law, Jayne Crain, Kim Bridges, and Geraldine Bridges; special friend, Connie Lucas.


Preceded in death by her husband, Billy Bridges Sr.; sons, Billy Bridges Jr. and Odie Bridges; mother, Katie Bell Moore Graves Rudd; father, Charlie Moore and wife Billie Hazel Moore; sisters and brothers-in-law, Billie and Joe Brown and Betty and Bruce Bailey; brothers, Charles Moore and Sonny Moore; nephews, Danny Bruce Bailey and Charles Kelly Moore; and niece, Bresa Moore Lunsford.


Pallbearers will be Jake Henson, Brant Bridges, Danny Bailey Jr., Cody Miller, Lane Metcalf, Danbert Collum, Cale Henson, and Connor Henson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bob McAdams and Jimmy Strong.


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

Juanita Tyler Beasley

 

 

Juanita Tyler Beasley, 84, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, in Joaquin.


Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service is being planned for November.

 

Inurnment will be held at Brooklyn Cemetery in Joaquin.


Born May 12, 1936, in Shelby County, Juanita is the daughter of the late J.T. Tyler and Rachel Shull Tyler.  Juanita attended Joaquin High School, during which time she became the first Miss JHS and also graduated as Valedictorian of the Class of 1954. Juanita went on to become a woman pioneer in the credit card banking industry and later retired back to Joaquin.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Logansport, where she served as Lay Leader, President of UMW, and was involved in various other committees.  Juanita was a Missionary at Mercy Ships.


She is survived by her daughter, Sharron Shanz of Joaquin; grandchildren, Rachel Shanz of Houston and Tyler Shanz of Joaquin; nieces, Lesa Parmer of Joaquin and Vicki Schafer and husband Stephen of Ft. Worth; nephew, Richard Bixler and wife Carol of Arizona; great niece, Addison Parmer of Houston; great nephews, Jeremy Tyler and wife Jacqulyn of Houston and Martin Schafer and wife Juli of Ft. Worth; and many cousins and friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Margie Tyler; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and John Bixler; son-in-law, Jimmy Shanz; and nephew, David Tyler.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 


 

Edith Hughes

 

 

Edith Hughes, 75, of Center, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m., at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.


Born January 31, 1945, in Center, Ms. Hughes is the daughter of the late Allen and Annie Scott. She was of the Baptist faith.


She is survived by her daughters, Angela Latham and husband Randy, Judy Cooley, Tammy Hughes, Amy Oswalt and husband Kyle, and Jaclyn Morris and husband William; sons, Jack Hughes Jr. and wife Melinda, Billy Hughes, and Chad Hughes and wife Cortney; grandchildren, Bradley Latham and wife Yolanda, Bryant Latham and wife Ashley, Jamie Dwire, Kristen Cooley, Ashley Runnels and husband Louis, Joshua Cooley, Coty and Cade Oswalt, Kayla Faulker and husband J.R., Michael Hughes and wife Rachael, Tyler Hughes, Jaycee Hughes, Hayden Hughes, Jaeleigh Hughes, Jackson Hughes, Holly Rhoden, Chris, Justyn, and Jordyn Morris; 14 great grandchildren; and sister, Cathy Holt.


Preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hughes; parents, Allen and Annie Scott; sisters, Grace Wilburn and Merlene McMahon; and brother, Bobby Scott.


Pallbearers will be Bradley Latham, Bryant Latham, Coty Oswalt, Cade Oswalt, Michael Hughes, and Tyler Hughes.  Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Cooley, Hayden Hughes, Jackson Hughes, Chris Morris, Justyn Morris, and Jordyn Morris.


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

Tommy Guynes Jr.

 

 

Tommy Guynes Jr., 50, of Gary, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, in Carthage.
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Center with Bro. Kevin Windham officiating.


Born June 10, 1970, in Houston, Texas, Tommy is the son of Tommy Marion Guynes Sr. and Virginia Amburn.  He worked as a truck driver and also did some carpentry and electrical work.  Tommy loved fishing.


He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Hodge Guynes of Gary; mother, Virginia Amburn of Huxley; stepmother, Becky Guynes of Timpson; sons, Eric Eugene Guynes of Fort Smith, Christopher Guynes of Conway, and Dillon Hodge and wife Tiffany of Gary; stepdaughter, Nakita Rogers of Gary; brothers, Andy Amburn and wife Angela of Shelbyville and Robert Amburn and wife Holly of Shelbyville; nephew, David Amburn and wife Megan of Shelbyville; niece, Shiloh Amburn of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Leland Odell Hodge of Gary, Mark Estes of Gary, and George Estes of Gary; son, Andrew Russell of Spurger; sister, Tammy Guynes of Carthage; aunt, Thelma Smith of Cleveland; special friend, Tommy Gowan; and best friend, “T”.


Preceded in death by his father, Tommy Marion Guynes Sr.; dad, David Amburn; sister, Terry Michelle Guynes; brother, Timothy Michael Guynes; grandmother, Leona Virginia Amburn; and his little wolf/coyote dog, Max.


Pallbearers will be Dillion Hodge, Richard Hanson, Tommy Gowan, Tommy Lee Williams, Blane, and Lonny Hodge.  Honorary pallbearers will be David Amburn, Andy Amburn, Robert Amburn, and Mark Estes.


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

 


 

Josephine Elizabeth Marie "Mollie" Schrakamp Hibbard Barton

 

 

Josephine Elizabeth Marie “Mollie” Schrakamp Hibbard Barton, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Center.


Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Born September 27, 1930 in Long Island, New York to Theodore and Josephine Schrakamp.  
Mollie was a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman for many years in Shelby County.  In the early ‘70s she owned and operated Hibbard Office Supply and the local Western Union.  She obtained her real estate license in the early 70s.  She became a real estate broker in the mid 70’s and opened her own Real Estate Office.  Mollie forged the way for other women in the Real Estate business as one of the first women in Shelby County to earn a Real Estate License and Brokers License.  She also became a Certified Texas Appraiser in the early 90’s.  She was designated President of Piney Woods Association of Realtors many times throughout her career.  Mollie was a vivacious woman with a passion for life. Mollie loved people and people loved Mollie! She never met a stranger and was loved by the entire community.  She loved Christ and she dedicated many hours to helping others.


She is survived by her children, John Russell Hibbard of Nacogdoches, TX, Joe Cecil Hibbard of Nacogdoches, TX and Wendy, Debra Ann Hibbard of the Woodlands, TX, LD Hibbard, Jr. and wife Carmen of Center, TX, Kathy  Hibbard of Houston, TX, Wallace Lee Hibbard and wife Pam of Bullard, TX, Victor Allen Hibbard of Bullard, TX, Judy Lyn Monroe and husband Donald of Center, TX, Letitia Poindexter of Center, and Gregory Thomas Hibbard and wife Haven of Conroe, TX.  
Grandchildren Denny Hibbard, Linda Witt and husband Bruce, Russell Hibbard and wife Angie, Dianne Brown and fiancé Chad Wells, Kristen Harvey and husband Andrew, Kim Hibbard, Nicole Lyon and husband Andy, Shelly Schillings, Jason O’Donoghue and wife Mallory, Julie Arsenault and husband Jerry, Ricky Morgan, Nick Morgan and wife Brittany, Debra Ann Flanagan and husband DK, Christy Wells and husband Kenny, Duane Morgan and wife Mary, Ruthie Mueller and husband Rudy, Heather Gerhard and husband Ken, Kendall O’Neal Venus and husband Joe, Michael O’Neal and wife Ana, Clint Hibbard and wife Heather, Julie Hibbard, Justin Waldon, Eric Waldon, Kay Evans, Christie Gray and husband Chad, Craig Hibbard and wife Ashlie, Lindsey Hibbard, Hayley Rubio and husband Isaiah, Kayla Smith and husband Luke, Steven Hibbard, Reese Monroe, Christine Taylor and husband Shane, Amber Owens, D’Wayne Bearden and wife Brittany, Joshua Bearden and fiance’ Ashley, Dakota Poindexter and wife Ashley, April Poindexter, Billie Poindexter, Bryleigh Bearden, Chris Hibbard and wife Gagan, Stephan Hibbard, Oliver Hibbard, Knox Hibbard, Hazel Hibbard.


Numerous Great Grandchildren and Great, Great Grandchildren, numerous cousins and other relatives.

 
Preceded in death by parents Theodore Schrakamp and Josephine Schrakamp Wills, brother Nick Schrakamp, brother Theodore Schrakamp, sister Margarite Franovich, sister Carolyn McKantz, Grandson Matthew Hibbard, Granddaughter Christy Mae Taylor, Grandson Ronnie Morgan, Son-in-Law Billy Poindexter.


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

Joan Ballard

 

 

Joan Ballard, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jeff McGee officiating.  

 

Born May 4, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Lee Flowers and Oza Rhea Ford Flowers.  Mrs. Ballard was a great wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was a member of Dreka Springs Pentecostal Church.

 

She is survived by her
Son: Horace Allie Ballard Jr. and wife Janet
Daughter: Tammy Alford and husband Bob
Son: Ryan Ballard

Grandchildren:
Jennifer Jade Rhea and husband Mike
Brandy Stoffel and husband Ryan
Justin Ballard and wife Taryn
Jennifer Leigh- Denise Buffington 
Alex Alford and wife Carisa
Amber Marrs and husband Josh
Jonathan Alford

Great Grandchildren:
Harper Stoffel       Kit Alford                  Sean Marrs
Wrenly Stoffel       Abigal Chambliss       Riley Marrs
Kaylie Ash             Deanna Jackson

Preceded in death by
Husband and soulmate: Horace Ballard Sr.
Parents: Oliver Lee and Ozra Rhea Flowers
Daughter: Janet Denise Ballard
Grandson: Jonathan Allie Derrick
Brothers: Ernest, Earl, Bill, George, Buryl, Wayne, Curtis
Sisters: Lou Ella Boyd, Mary Ann Gonzales

 

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

Patsy Ellen Fairchild

 

 

Patsy Ellen Fairchild, 90, of Center, Texas passed away on June 17, 2020 in Center, Texas. Born March 9, 1930, in Beaumont, Texas. Patsy is the daughter of Billy Van Ferguson and Jimmie Lucille (Jackson) Ferguson. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10 AM – 11 AM at First Baptist Church, Center, Texas and the Funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.

 

She was faithful to the Lord, serving as a second grade Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church for many years. Patsy was also a member and leader of WMU, Girl Scouts, and Beta Sigma Phi. Patsy loved her family dearly and enjoyed every minute with her loved ones. She spent her life as a homemaker. 

 

Patsy is survived by her son, David Fairchild of Lufkin, Texas; daughter, Karla Fairchild O’Fiel and husband, Hugh of Center, Texas; sister, Mary Neal of Denton, 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; great grandchildren, Griffin Neal, Graham Neal, Lily Massey, Kingston Massey, Mattilyn O’Fiel, Harvey Massey, and Asher Fairchild; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Billy Van Ferguson and Jimmie Lucille Ferguson; Husband, Robert Lewis Fairchild; son, Robert F. Fairchild; and daughter, Jan Ellen Massey. 

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to a charity of your choice in her 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.

Amber Lynn Howard Alvarez

 

 

Amber Lynn Howard Alvarez, 48, of Center, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.


Born August 18, 1971, in Lubbock, Amber is the daughter of Jimmy Lynn Howard and Kathleen McLean Hardy. She was a member of First Methodist Church.


She is survived by her daughter, Aubrey Rene Alvarez of Houston; father of Aubrey, Rene Alvarez; mother, Kathy Hardy and husband Kenneth of Center; father, Jimmy Howard and wife Terrie of Center; sister, Brooke Howard-Dykes and husband Chris of Denver, Colorado; niece, Sawyer Dykes of Denver, Colorado; grandmother, Winnie Jo McClean of Levelland; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.


She is preceded in death by her grandparents, J.B. McLean and Clara and Aubrey Howard.
Pallbearers will be Shon Mireles, Gregg Hart, Tim Hopkins, Jamie Dutton, Chris Dykes, and Luke Mooney.


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

 


 

Lula B. Lacy

 

 

Lula B. Lacy, age 103


Funeral Services scheduled for Lula B. Lacy, age 103 Friday, June 19, 2020, at 11:00 am


At Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX
Burial will be in St. Luke’s Cemetery, San Augustine, TX;
Lula B. Lacy leaves to cherish her memories:


Sons-W.C., Willie Jr., James (Glenda) all of Beaumont, TX; Joe of Tyler, Tx; Daughters, Mary, Margret, and Georgia all of San Augustine, TX; Two sisters, Mildred Burrell of San Augustine, TX and Clara Cartwright of Maryland;


She also leaves to cherish five generations.

Service Entrusted to Her Professionals:


Sid Roberts Funeral Home
3535 S.E. Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
(936) 564-4351
“Where The Family Comes First”
 

Paula Burns Askew

 

 

Paula Burns Askew, 61, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Tenaha.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 19, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Born October 16, 1958, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Paula is the daughter of George Burns and Geneva Coleman Burns.  She retired from Carthage UTMC as a ward clerk.  Paula loved spending time with her grandkids and family.  She was a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church.


She is survived by her daughters, Gina Furra and husband James of Tenaha and Clara Bragg and husband Douglas of Center; grandchildren, Jesse Gay and Savannah Bragg; and mother, Geneva Burns of Tenaha.


She is preceded in death by her father, George Burns.


Pallbearers will be Douglas Bragg, James Furra, David Furra, Calvin Foy, John Gay, and Lee Gibbs.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 


 

Earl Ramey

 

 

Earl Ramey, 80, of Garrison, Texas passed away on June 14, 2020 in Garrison. He was born on October 24, 1939 in Tenaha, Texas to Alton Ramey, Sr. and Ida Mae Ross Ramey. A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Old Home Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas with Bro. Billy Clayton officiating. 


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

 

 


 

William Morris Jeffress

 

 


William Morris Jeffress, 90, of Gary, Texas passed away on June 13, 2020, surrounded by loved ones at his home.  He was born on January 18, 1930, in the Murvaul Community, Panola County, to the late William Jewel “Buddy” Jeffress and Naomi Haynes Jeffress. Morris was a” jack of all trades”, he was a truck driver, welder, diesel mechanic and above all a servant of the Lord. He was a deacon of the Antelope Valley Baptist Church in Gillette, Wyoming until he moved back home to Texas, where he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha. He loved to hunt, fish and witness to others of God’s love.

 

He is survived by:
His loving wife, Angie Jeffress, who never left his side 
Son: Larry Jeffress and wife Judy of Ariel, Washington
Daughter: Deborah Jackson of Tenaha, Texas
Grandchildren: Sara Saxton and husband Gage of Palmer, Alaska
Kayla Jeffres of Ellensburg, Washington
David Fenton and wife Carrie of Milsboro, Virgina
Arin Fenton of Tenaha, Texas
Serena Jeffress of Gillette, Wyoming
William “Buddy” Jeffress of Gillette, Wyoming
Numerous Great Grandchildren
Stepdaughters: Willma Rae Elder of Nacogdoches, Texas
Angie Spurlock of Springfield, Missouri
Serita Porter and husband George of Corpus Christi, Texas
Stepsons: David Fountain of Joaquin, Texas
Bryant Fountain and wife Patricia of Tenaha, Texas
Johnny Fountain and wife Brandy of Henderson, Texas
Raymond Fountain and wife Jody of Center, Texas
Lawrence Fountain of Tenaha, Texas
Brother: Ted Jeffress and wife Teri of Gillette, Wyoming
Sisters:Yvonne Pierce of Gary, Texas
Gladys Essery of Carthage, Texas
Norma Jean “Jeannie” Sims and husband James of Hughes Springs
Special friend Larry Terry and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Troy is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jeffress; Parents, Son Gary Lynn Jeffress; Brothers: Wink Jeffress, Ronald Jeffress and Donald Jeffress; Sister: Marry Ann Gooch: Son-in-law: James “Bulldog” Jackson.


Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements and there will be a celebration of his life at a later date. 


The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Pine Grove Nursing Home and Affinity Hospice for their devoted and loving care.

 

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

Iva Nell Brown

 

 

Iva Nell Brown, 98, of Center, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Center.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 12, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and David Pate officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mrs. Brown was born January 16, 1922, in Shelby County, to Curtis Marian Pate and Lottie Cornelia Bullard Pate.  She enjoyed writing and was a published poet.  Her hobbies also included cooking, sewing, and reading. Mrs. Brown loved Jesus more than anything, then her family, which included friends.  She was born again at the age of twelve years and led her daddy to the Lord.  Mrs. Brown loved memorizing the Bible and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school.  A wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, and great grandmother, she will be greatly missed on this earth. She never forgot birthdays, anniversaries, or thank you, get well, or thinking of you cards.


She is survived by her children, Sylvia Hearn of Center, Ford Brown Jr. and wife Janis of Center, and Cynthia Perez and husband Ramiro of Angleton; grandchildren, Julia and Matt Belcik of North Zulch, Lorri Hearn of Houston, Melissa and Troy Haas of Woodstock, Georgia, Andrew and Carol Brown of Tyler, Samuel Brown of Harper, Phillip and Lua Brown of Bowie, Elisabeth Brown of Rowlett, Katherine Johnson of Mesquite, and Robert and Faith Perez of Waco; numerous great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Robert Pate of Kenner, Louisiana, Nelda Test Miller of Richard, Kelsey Jo Stewart of Picayune, Mississippi, Rachel McCleary of Brazoria, Inez and Tim Peltier of Clute, and Patsy and Bob Mahone of New Boston; sister-in-law, Clive Rush; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


Preceded in death by husband, Ford S. Brown Sr.; parents; grandson, Daniel James Brown; brothers and sister, Vestal Pate, Charles Pate, Sam Pate, Curtis Edward Pate, and Billie Maxie Mullins; in-laws, Perry Maxie Brown and Merle Stratton Brown.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Brown, Samuel Brown, Phillip Brown, Zack Peltier, Robert Perez, Derick McCleary, Bobby Brown, and Robert Pate Jr.  Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Belcik, Bobby Watson, Conrad Moody, Pat Brown, and Michael McCleary.


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

Alfred Jr. Davis

 

 

On behalf of the family of Alfred Jr. Davis, Percy Garner & Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of:


DOB:03 /26 /1942        DoD: 05/29 / 2020
Mr. Alfred Jr. Davis, age 78, of Houston, Texas.  Mr. Davis passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Houston, Texas. He was the son of the Late  Oscar “Nat” Davis and Ella Mae Davis and was a Veteran of the United States Army.


FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday, June 11, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Fraser-Mitchell Chapel in Houston, Texas
Interment Houston Memorial Gardens in Houston, Texas

 

SURVIVORS 

 

Stepparents        J. W. and Ideria Garrett of San Augustine, Texas

4 Sisters        Della Mae Cole of Lufkin, Texas
            Loyatrice Orange of Houston, Texas
            Billie Hunter of Houston, Texas
            Falbert Louise McCoy-Garrett of San Augustine, Texas

3 Brothers        Jerry Lee McCoy (Zella) of  Houston, Texas
            Terry Lynn Davis of San Augustine, Texas
            Albert Davis of San Augustine, Texas

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

Services are entrusted to:      Frazer-Mitchell Funeral Service, Inc. 
            5002 Hershe St. San Augustine, Texas 77020, 
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Kevin Francis O'Connor

Kevin Francis O’Connor, 58, from Center and Houston, TX was a man who impacted many lives. He passed away on June 3rd, 2020 from pulmonary complications. He’d fought pulmonary fibrosis for seven years, and organ rejection after a double lung transplant for three years. He was a fighter, for his family always, his country in the navy, and citizens in peril as a devoted volunteer firefighter. At one house fire, he arrived wearing his oxygen cannula, and took it off himself to give the man rescued from the fire.  He was a man who loved deeply; his God, his wife of 31 years and best friend, Saundra O’Connor, and his two beloved daughters, Kayla O’Connor of Dallas and Mary O’Connor of Houston.

 

Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 27th at 2:00 pm at Center Christian Fellowship 2471 Hwy 96 N, Center, TX.

 

Kevin owned his own plumbing business, coached Center girls softball, served as president of the girls' softball association, and a member of Center Christian Fellowship for over 20 years. During that time served and taught the Children's Church and Junior High Youth Ministry.

 

He held onto yard signs from his run for Center City Council, and had recently been considering dusting them off again, even though he was on the transplant list for a lung retransplant. 

 

A peek at his heart is in what he told young men he mentored, “any man can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a dad.” 

 

He was born in Chicago, IL to Mary Angela Geraci and Michael O’Connor. He was the baby of their four children and is survived by brothers Michael O’Connor and wife, Lisa of Jacksonville, AL, and Timothy O’Connor and wife, Lindsey of Castle Rock, CO, and sister Mary O’Connor Holland and husband Randy of Houston, TX.

 

Also survived by mother-in-law, Wanda P. Lackey of Center, TX; brother and sister-in-laws: Doug Lackey of Anniston, AL, Steve and June Cubstead of Grapeland, TX, Craig and Debra Hallman of Charleston, SC, Ronald and Vickie Lackey of Munford, AL, Carolyn Lackey of Lincoln, AL, Perry and Samantha Lackey of Munford, AL, Dona Lackey-Malone of Midland, TX, Rodney and Denise Mathews of Joaquin, TX

 

Numerous nephews and nieces

 

Special life long friends, Al and Liz Mihalco and Linda Brown

 

Preceded in death by his Parents, Mary Angela Geraci and Michael O'Connor and Father-in-law, Charles E Lackey

 

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

 

 

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