Obituaries Archives for 2020-07

Gloria Ann Moore

 

 

Gloria Ann Moore, 82, of Center, Texas passed away July 30, 2020 in Lufkin, Texas. She was born July 28, 1938, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constantino Molleda and Annie (Soto) Molleda Perez. Visitiation will be held Monday, August 3, 2020, at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The service will be graveside, at 2:00 PM, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

Gloria enjoyed engaging in crafts and sewing. She just loved going to watch games of all sports involving her children and grand children. She was a huge fan of baseball. One of her many pride and joys in life, was being able to go and watch her son, Michael, play baseball in 1987 at the state championship. You could also find Gloria indulging in some movie time. She loved to watch a good ole’ soap opera!

 

Gloria is survived by her sons, Allen Wayne “Buddy” Moore and wife Stacey of Nacogdoches and Michael Moore and wife, Kim of Nacogdoches; daughters, Patsy Holloway and husband Bryon of San Augustine, Brenda Mattingly and husband Joe, of San Augustine, Linda Windham and husband Keith of Shelbyville, and Cathy Koonce and husband Jesse of Huntington; brother, Mike Molleda and wife Alice of Fort Worth; sisters, Helen Martinez of Forth Worth and Annie Carranza of Mineral Wells; 14 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. 

 

Gloria is preceeded in death by husband, Allen Moore; children, Allen Laure Moore Jr., William T. Moore, and Randle Moore; sister, Lillian Marie Gomez; and parents, Constantino Molleda and Annie Molleda Perez.  


 

Thomas "Tom" McAbee

 

 

NAME:    Thomas "Tom" McAbee             AGE:     78

ADDRESS:      San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Tuesday, July 28, 2020, San Augustine, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    February 12, 1942, Smithville Arkansas

 DATE / TIME OF  MEMORIAL SERVICE:   Saturday, August 1, 2020, 2:00 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:    Liberty Hill Baptist Church, San Augustine 

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Frank Holrath
  
  

FATHER:      Lester E. McAbee                        MOTHER: Arlena (Reynolds) McAbee

MILITARY:  U. S. Air Force
                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Electrician (Pennzoil), Volunteer Fireman

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Edith (Skip) McAbee of San Augustine
                                Daughter: Tracy Mohr and husband David of Carthage
                                Son: Judson McAbee of San Augustine
                                Grandchildren: Mia Sorter, Haley Flowers, Bethanie McAbee, Clayton McAbee,
                                           Stephen Mohr, Samantha Brown, Courtney Mohr, Logan Mohr
                                Great-grandchild: Elijah Mohr
                                Brother: Malcolm McAbee
                                Sister: Marilyn Diaz
                                Sisters-in-law: Aurea McAbee, Harriet Huff, Bobbie Morrison


**Preceded in death by parents Lester & Arlena McAbee; brother Fred McAbee


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
 

Sara Smith

 

 

Sarah Smith, 95, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Lufkin.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.


Born April 16, 1925, Sarah is the daughter of the late Dewey Mills and Vera Sochia Mills.  She worked as an insurance agent and was a member of First Baptist Church in Timpson.
She is survived by her son, Ken Smith of Timpson; grandson, Joe Steinke of Belton; and nieces, Lynn and Jamie Mills of Houston.


Preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Smith; and parents, Dewy Mills and Vera Sochia Mills.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 


 

Jacqualine Delores Green O'Pry

 

 

Jacqualine Delores Green O’Pry, 82, of Center, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at Noon, Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with William Dee Daniels officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior.  Interment will be at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.


Born November 6, 1937, in Dallas, Jacqualine is the daughter of the late Bruce Irving Green and Hilda Morie Proctor Green.  She worked as an office secretary and was also a loving wife and mother.  In her later years, she enjoyed spending time at the senior site with her friends.
She is survived by her children, Gary Lynn O’Pry, Sr. and wife Sheree of Sunnyvale, Texas, Debbie Gayle Hudspeth and husband Frank of Center, Texas, and Vickie Jean Campbell and Juan Cuevas of Center, Texas; grandchildren, Brandy Ann Adkison and husband Terry Jr. of Center, Texas, Gary Lynn O’Pry, Jr. and wife Sandra of Forney, Texas, Brian Scott Murray and wife Heather of Dover, Ohio, James Hamilton Lang of Pueblo, Colorado, William Warren Campbell “Duke” of Center, Texas, Mindi McWilliams and husband Michael of Shreveport, Louisiana, Samuell Arron Murray and wife Natasha of Etowah, Tennessee, Francesca Aguillard of Odessa, Texas, Glenn Lee Lang and wife Pamela of Rockwall, Texas, Timothy Joseph Murray and wife Sondra of Denton, Texas, Julia Lace Short and husband Monty of Athens, and Daniel Hudspeth and wife Britney of Logansport, Louisiana; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.


Preceded in death by her husband, William Roy “Bopa” O’Pry; daughter, Peggy Dianne Lang; grandchildren, Jerry Lynn O’Pry, Jennifer Dianne Lang, and Miracle Starr O’Pry; great grandson, Matthew Maeker; parents, Hilda Morie Green and Bruce Irving Green; sisters, Doris Telcamp and Dorothy Waggoner; and brother, Tommy Green.


Pallbearers will be Gary O’Pry Jr., Hayden O’Pry, William “Duke” Campbell, Glenn Lane, Terry Adkison, and Monty Short.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dylan Hudspeth and Jimbo Faussett.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

James Lewis Honeycutt

 

 

James Lewis Honeycutt, 80, of Kingwood, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2020 at his residence in Kingwood, Texas. He was born on September 12, 1939 in Timpson, Texas, to the late Delmar J. Honeycutt and Bobbie M. (Smith) Honeycutt. Graveside service will be at 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at New Prospect Cemetery, FM1645, Timpson, Texas, 75975. 

 

James grew up in the Aldine area of Houston.  He graduated Mac Arthur High School.  Later he served his great country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He worked most of his adult life in insurance sales. James loved cars and enjoyed traveling, visiting many places throughout life.  He enjoyed a great cigar and loved Blue Bell ice cream.  James most precious moments were those spent with family and friends.  

 

He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

James is preceded in death by his parents, Delmar J. and Bobbie M. Smith Honeycutt; brothers, JB Honeycutt, John Wesley Honeycutt, and David Honeycutt.

 

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.

 


 

Sean Patrick Casse "Pay"

 

 

Sean Patrick Casse “Pay”, 42, of Timpson, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Josh Crawford officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.


Born September 10, 1977, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sean is the son of Sam Casse and Judy Hardy Casse.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his new side by side.  Sean loved spending time with his family and friends and spoiling his grandkids.


He is survived by his wife, DeLinda Casse of Timpson; mother, Judy Hardy of Mellville, Louisiana; children, Devin Casse and fiancé Caitlyn of Opelousas, Louisiana; Parker Casse of Opelousas, Louisiana; Corey Sigler and wife Angie of Timpson, Texas; Kaitlyn Anthony and husband Cody of Snyder, Oklahoma; Emily McDonald and fiancé Zedrick of Henderson, Texas; Kylie Sigler of Timpson, Texas; Emma Breaux of Krotz Springs, Louisiana; and Claire Breaux of Krotz Springs, Louisiana; grandchildren, Amie-Katherine Casse, Kasen and Korbyn Sigler, Canyon, Kaizley, and Harlyn Anthony, Kaiden Lister, Fallon Womack, and Maliyah Brown; siblings, Cynthia and Craig Hall, Ray Casse, David and Polly Casse, Dennis and Darlene Casse, Carl Casse, Pamela and Mark Gauthier, Brian Bertrand, Scotty and Ramona Casse, Sam Allen and Chandra Casse, and Michael Casse; and a host of family friends.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Amie Roy Casse; dad, Sam Casse; and siblings, Robbie Lynn Bertrand, Lisa Casse Davenport, and Melinda Casse Zuniga.


Pallbearers will be Cody Anthony, Jason Adams, Sammy Casse, Stetson Chriswell, and Isaid “Jose” Gonzalez.  Honorary pallbearers will be Devin Casse, Parker Casse, and Corey Sigler.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

Virginia Baker

 

 

 

Virginia Baker, 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Center.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  


Born May 30, 1936, Virginia is the daughter of the late Pat Ford Westbrook and Euna Adell Seago Westbrook.  She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as pianist and organist.


She is survived by her children, Rhonda Gregston of Center, TX, Barry Baker and wife Stella of Tenaha, TX, and Mitzi Matthews and husband Jimmy of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, April Prince and husband Derrick of Shelbyville, TX, Josh Baker of College Station, TX, Taylor Kennedy of Shreveport, LA, and Justin Kennedy and wife Taylor of Shreveport, LA; great grandchildren, Joshua Ryan Baker Jr. of College Station, TX, Haisley Baker of College Station, TX, Camryn Prince of Shelbyville, TX, and Jaxon Kennedy of Shreveport, LA; brother, Hugh Daw of Joaquin, TX; sister-in-law, Judy Agnew and husband Robert of Tenaha, TX; nieces, Joel Bumback of Joaquin, TX, and Dawn Hutchins of Joaquin, TX.


Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Kenneth Baker; sister, Patty Kupnicki; brother, Maurice Westbrook; mother, Euna Daw; father, Pat Westbrook; niece, Shelly Swint; and nephew, Michael Agnew.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 


 

William Keith Burks

 

 

NAME:       William Keith Burks           AGE:     57

ADDRESS:      Chireno, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Thursday, July 23, 2020, Lufkin, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    November 7, 1962, Nacogdoches, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 10:30 am

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

  

FATHER:     William Earl Burks                          MOTHER:    Jocelyn (Ross) Burks
                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Carpenter

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Kim Burks of Chireno
                                Daughters: Ashley Sowell and Jared Chandler of Chireno
                                                    Christina Bearden and husband Matthew of Chireno
                                Son: Will Burks and wife Brandy of Chireno
                                Mother: Ann Falleur and husband Mike of Broaddus
                                Grandchildren: Shelby Burks, Aiden Sowell, Cami Sowell, Blake Bearden,
                                                           Stormie Bearden, Weylyn Chandler
                                Sister: Teresa Johnson
                                Brothers: Roger Burks, Robert Burks


Very Special niece & nephew: Seth Johnson, Kathryn Johnson
**Preceded in death by father Billy Burks; sons Weldon Burks, Wade Burks
 

Debria Yolanda Taylor

 

 

Mrs. Debria Yolanda Taylor, age 60, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Taylor passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Larkspur in Lufkin, Texas.   


FUNERAL SERVICE
Graveside Service
Saturday, August 1, 2020
11:00 a.m.
New Hope Cemetery
Rev. George Simon, Officiating

Visitation
Friday, July 31, 2020
1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary

 

SURVIVORS 
Husband        Billy Taylor of Nacogdoches, Texas

1 Son            Demarcus Taylor of Nacogdoches, Texas

2 Daughters        LaBrittany Taylor of Nacogdoches, Texas
            Jamelia Sterns of Nacogdoches, Texas

11 Grandchildren        8 Great Grandchildren

1 Brother        Van Dennis (Rosa) of Nacogdoches, Texas

5 Sisters        Sandra Dennis (Thomas Golden) of Nacogdoches, Texas
            Sheila Dennis of Nacogdoches, Texas
            Linda Dennis of Nacogdoches, Texas
            Shirley Dennis of Nacogdoches, Texas
            Denise Shankel of Lufkin, Texas

 

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends

Billie Jean Garrett Houston

 

 

Ms. Billie Jean Garrett Houston, age 62, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Houston passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Chi St. Luke in Lufkin, Texas.   


FUNERAL SERVICE

Graveside service
Saturday, August 1, 2020
2:00 p.m.
St. Luke Cemetery

 

SURVIVORS 

3 brothers        Joe Allen Cartwright of Houston, Texas
            Jerry Garrett of Altus, OK
            Kenneth Garrett of Phoenix, AZ    

3 Sisters        Johnny Faye Johnson of San Augustine, Texas
            Sandra Garrett of San Augustine, Texas
            Lucille Garrett of San Augustine, Texas

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

 

 

Jacquelyn Roberts Harper

 

 

Mrs. Jacquelyn Roberts Harper, age 65, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Harper passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas.   


FUNERAL SERVICE
Graveside service
Saturday, August 1, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Mosaic Cemetery
Rev. S. J. Clark, Officiating

 

SURVIVORS 

 

Husband        Johnnie Mack Harper of San Augustine, Texas

Son            Jarvis Harper of San Augustine, Texas

Daughter        Jasmine Harper of San Augustine, Texas

12 Grandchildren        3 Great-Grandchildren

3 Sisters        Rosie Roberts Handy (John L) of Houston, Texas
            Debra Norman (Nelson) of Missouri City, Texas
            Casandra Walker ( Lester) of San Augustine, Texas

 

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

Domanique L. Simmons

 

 

Ms. Domanique L. Simmons, age 35, of Lufkin, Texas.  Ms. Simmons passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.  

 
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, August 1, 2020
11 a.m.
County Line Baptist Church
Interment: County Line Cemetery
Rev. Gaylon Taylor, officiating

Visitation

Friday, July 31, 2020
4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 

 

1 Son            Kesmond Singleton of Lufkin, Texas

Parents        Teresa Mitchell of Fort Worth, Texas
            Richard Earl Weathered of Louisiana

Grand Parents           JB & Betty Simmons of Geneva, Texas
            Ruby T. Weathered of Geneva, Texas

3 Brothers        Richard Simmons of Fort Worth, Texas
            Charles Simmons of Fort Worth, Texas
            Richard Weathered Jr. of Louisiana 

1 Sister            Yolanda Hill of Fort Worth, Texas

 

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

James Brent Walker

 

 

James Brent Walker, 39, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, in Tenaha.
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Woods Cemetery in Panola County with Bro. John Whitworth officiating.


Born October 18, 1980, Brent is the son of Johnnie Walker and the late Pamela Knight Walker.  He worked as a parts courier at an auto parts store.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and playing his guitar.  Loving his family and his family loving him, he was the best brother and uncle ever!  Brent was a member of First Baptist Church of Tenaha.


He is survived by his father and stepmother, Johnnie and Valerie Walker of Tenaha; brother, Blake Walker of Tenaha; nephew, Jackson Walker of Orange County, California; step grandparents, Royce and Linda Perry of Tenaha; uncles and aunts, Jerry and Brenda Agnew of Tenaha and Keith and Vera Knight of Tenaha; a number of cousins and other relatives; and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Pamela Knight Walker.


Pallbearers will be Benji Coughlin, Bo Fowler, Jeff Hurst, Kent Amidon, and Jory Muckelroy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Woods Cemetery, c/o David Fleming, 127 CR 4262, Tenaha, Texas 75974 or First Baptist Church of Tenaha, PO Box 159, Tenaha, Texas 75974.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

John Emmett Burns

 

 

John Emmett Burns, 67, of Houston, Texas passed away on July 23, 2020 in Kingwood, Texas.  Born December 23, 1952, in Normangee, Texas, John is the son of the late John Wilson Burns and Mae (Parrish) Burns. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. 

 

John graduated from high school and attended the University of Texas and the University of Houston. Beginning life as an adult, he entered the workforce and worked diligently until he was impaired by schizophrenia.  John enjoyed being around people. His kind, caring, generous, sociable personality made him the person he was.  After a brave battle with a long illness, John passed away due to complications relating to COVID-19.  

 

He is survived by his sister, Margie Burns; nephew, Edmund Burns Townsend; cousins, Robert “Bob” Burns, Barry Burns and wife Lisa, Mary Cantrell and husband John, Janet Neel, Klaas Tadema and wife Dorothy, Patsy Smith and husband Larry, Karen Burns Meriwether and Tom Snow, Karan Schaefer, Penny Casteel and husband Dan, Larry Miller and wife Edie, Kevin Miller and wife Analyn, Jason Miller and wife Donnette; aunt Jeanne Parrish Miller; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

John is preceded in death by his parents, John Wilson Burns and Mae Parrish Burns.

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.

 

 

Jesus Flores JR.

 

 

Jesus Flores JR. was born October 3, 1997, in Galveston, Texas to Jesus Flores Sr., and Esther Diaz Flores. Jesus died on July 24, 2020, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mass will be held 12pm, Sunday, July 26 and visitation following until 8 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Monday, July 27, there will be a second visitation all day until 8 pm. Tuesday, July 28, graveside services will be at 3 pm at Restland Cemetery.


Jesus loved playing soccer and enjoyed gong out with friends to listen to music. He like to try new restaurants and everyone who knew him, knew Jesus would never pass up a Whataburger! Jesus was also a gamer and loved to play his Play Station when he was home. 


Jesus is survived by his mother, Esther Diaz Flores and his father, Jesus Flores, Sr.; brothers, Froilan Flores and wife Nora Monsivais, Homero Flores and wife Lucia Rosales, and Cesar Flores; nephews, George Flores, Erik Rosales, and Gerardo Flores; and nieces, Dayra Flores, Sofia Flores, and Esmeralda Flores. 


Jesus is preceded in death by grandfathers, Felix Diaz and Juan Flores; and uncle, Fidel Flores. 

 


 

Lynn Burke Cogswell

 

 

Lynn Burke Cogswell was born March 14, 1936, in Center, Texas to Ed Cogswell and Lena Bridges Cogswell. Lynn died on July 22, 2020, in Garrison, Texas. The service will be graveside at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Antioch Cemetery in Center, Texas. 

 

Lynn honorably retired from the United States Air Force, where he served as a flight engineer with the 84th MA’s Air Lift Command. He loved his country very much. Lynn thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and could be found gardening and working in the yard. He also loved spending time on the farm which included working cows and riding horses. 

 

Lynn was involved with Antioch Baptist Church where he served his God whole heartedly and with sincere love. He loved time with family and friends and will be greatly missed. 

 

Lynn is survived by his daughter, Stephanie and husband Justin Tatom; son, Michael Cogswell; son, Ricky Cogswell; granddaughters, Presley and Henley Tatom; sister, Linda Lawler; sister-in-law, Joyce Cogswell; sister-in-law Nelda Shillings; and special niece, Keela Johnson. 

 

Lynn is preceded in death by his son Randy Burke Cogswell; parents, Ed and Lena Mae Cogswell; brothers, Alton Cogswell, Barney Cogswell, Benton Cogswell, Julius Ray Cogswell, Billy Cogswell, Harold Cogswell, and Leon Shillings; sisters Elna Lout and Hazel Metz. 

 


 

Edna Ruth Luther Bailey

 

 

Edna Ruth Luther Bailey, 88, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Joaquin.
Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County with Dr. Donald Ward officiating.


Born October 3, 1931, Ruth is the daughter of the late Herbert Cyrus Luther and Mary Etta Rawlins Luther.  She retired from teaching after over 40 years.  In her free time, she loved sewing.  Ruth was a member of United Church of God.


She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Elbert D. Bailey of Joaquin; daughters, Kathryn Boehm and husband Leonard of Joaquin and Gladys Andrews and husband Rickey of Center; grandchildren, Shanna Andrews Pigott and husband James of Cypress, Jessica Gurley and husband Mac of Center, and Shawn Lonergan of Joaquin; 5 nieces; 1 nephew; numerous other family members; and a host of friends.


Preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Mary Rawlins Luther; sisters, Aline Luther Edwards and Mary Frances Thaxton; and brother-in-law, Fred Thaxton.


Pallbearers will be Brandon Bailey, Richard Bailey, Rickey Andrews, Jimmy Stewart, Shawn Lonergan, and Leonard Boehm.


A special thank you to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care, especially Reba, DeeDee, Tammy, Mallory, Sarah, Donna, Terri, and Gordon Vaughn.

 

 


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

Dora Jones

 

 

Mrs. Dora Jones, age 94, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Jones passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Austin, Texas.   She was a native of the Bland Lake Community.


FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, July 25, 2020
1:00 p.m.
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
Interment: Haley Bush Cemetery
Rev. Bradley Hale, Officiating

 

PER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS:  PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.  WEAR MASKS. A LIMITED NUMBER OF GUESTS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE SANCTUARY DURING THE SERVICE.

 

Visitation
Friday, July 24, 2020
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Garner & Son Mortuary Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 

Son: 1                TONY JONES OF DALLAS TEXAS 

Daughter(s): 3            LENNIE JONES OF DALLAS TEXAS
MYRTLE CUMMINGS SHEAD (ELVIN) OF AUSTIN TEXAS
PATSY JONES (AL) OF AUSTIN, TEXAS 

Grandchildren 12      Great Grand(s)  30     Great-Great Grand(s)  7

Sister:  1            LENA MAE JONES OF HOUSTON TEXAS

 

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

Cecil Alton Dean Jr.

 

Cecil Alton Dean Jr., was born June 6, 1966, in Houston, Texas to Cecil Alton Dean Sr. and Shirley Marie Goldman Dean. Cecil died on July 18, 2020, in Center, Texas. Visitation will be at Mangum Funeral Home Thursday, July 23, at 11:00 am. The service will start at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 23, at Mangum Funeral Home. 

 

Cecil enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and soaking up the fresh air. He was a bit of a cowboy, loving horse back riding, rodeos, and watching bull riding. Cecil also loved to travel, which made his job extra special due to being able to visit all kinds of different places and sceneries.

 

Cecil was an active member of the 100 Club. He had a strong faith as a Pentecostal, was an avid reader, and took on a huge role in exchange student programs. He housed many students over the years and took them in as his own. 

 

Cecil is survived by special friend Romney Sample and husband Derek of San Augustine; exchange students, Camilla Dahl of Denmark, Cille Roth of Denmark, Stephanie Scholnick of Germany, Nina Klingeman of Germany, Sarah VanLoo of Belgum, and Stine Eliki of Norway; step-mother, Jeri Dean of Timpson; nephew, Rustyn Sample and wife Kristina of Sherman; great-nephew, Tristan Sample of Sherman; great-nieces, Kylenn and Audrey Sample of Sherman; aunt, Lanell Edge of Clute; aunt, Merlyon Chandler and husband Larry of Shelbyville; numerous family and a host of friend who will miss him greatly.  

 

 

Dora Jones

 

 

Mrs. Dora Jones, age 94, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Jones passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Austin, Texas.   She was a native of the Bland Lake Community.


FUNERAL SERVICE

 

Her services are pending at this time.

 


 

Linda "NeeNee" Harvey

 

 

Linda “NeeNee” Harvey, 57, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Carthage.
Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with Jerry Willis officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 1:00 p.m.


Born August 1, 1963, Linda is the daughter of the late Jim Harvey and Tommie Thedford Harvey.  She loved being in the outdoors swimming and camping.  At home, she enjoyed watching the Sci-Fi Channel, COPS, and the ID Channel while munching on pig skins, Blow Pops, and 3 Musketeers.  Her favorite moments were spent hanging out with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Jay Harvey of Lufkin, Everett Harvey and wife Sandra of Canyon, Joann Jordan and husband Billy Ray of Carthage, Dorothy Weir and husband John Sr. of Huxley, Bobby Harvey, and Sherry Martin and husband Steven of Tenaha; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and cousins.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim Harvey and Tommie Thedford Harvey; sisters, Billie Forest, JoDale Harvey, Alice Fay Wingate, and Mary Jane Cody; and nephew, Scooter Wingate.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

Lou Ester Moore Byndom

 


Mrs. Lou Ester Moore Byndom passed away on July 14 2020.

 

Viewing will be available for Lou Byndom at Community Funeral Home in Center, TX on Saturday July 18 from 1-6 for anyone who would like to pay their last respects.

 

A private funeral service will be held for immediate family on Sunday.

Alice Beasley

 

 

Alice Beasley, 88, of Nacogdoches, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Paul Sevar and Dr. Jack Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Silas.


Alice Ann Bishop was born March 22, 1932 to Aaron Van and Maggie Baker Bishop in the Arcadia Community, Shelby County Texas. Her father told her six year old sister, Nina Lee, that the Easter Bunny had brought her a baby bunny. Nina cried when she saw she had a baby sister and not a baby rabbit.


Alice spent most of her young life in Arcadia, attending a one-room school, Cooper, near her home. They later moved to Timpson, Texas where Alice attended junior high and high school.
At 13 years old, while attending First Baptist Church Timpson, Alice was saved.
At 15 years old, while on a date with another boy, Alice met Bill Beasley, who she immediately thought was very handsome. She found out he worked at a furniture store in Timpson so a few days later, she went to town, lingering on the sidewalk outside the store. Sure enough, Bill saw her and came out and asked her on a date. And the rest, as they say, is history.


At 16 years old on July 17, 1948, Bill and Alice were married in the parsonage of First Baptist Church by the pastor, Bro. W.A. Dollahite. Not long after their marriage, Bill began working road and bridge construction, taking them all over the state of Texas moving more than 50 times over the course of Bill's career. Alice always attended church wherever they moved.


Many of those moves were very short in duration. One pastor told, her she should wait to move her letter as it was still two churches behind! For a brief time early in their marriage, Bill worked in Carthage, Texas and Alice worked in a dress shop. Eight years after their marriage, Bill and Alice welcomed what would be an only child, a daughter, Becky Kay.


Over the next 69 years of marriage, Alice worked tirelessly as wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an excellent cook and all of the family enjoyed many wonderful meals at her table. When Becky was in high school in Angleton, Texas, Alice and her best buddy Dorothy decided they wanted to go to cosmetology school. They attended for several weeks and were fiercely competitive in their grades. At the end of one long day of being on their feet without a break, Dorothy quipped, "Alice, it would be easier to be a prostitute. At least we could work lying down!" Dorothy was, and continues to be, quite a character and they decided their lives at home were fulfilling enough. They continued to be close friends and spent many hours visiting each other.


In 1979, Bill and Alice made a permanent move to Garrison, Texas although Bill continued to travel doing construction work. They continued to live there until Bill's heart bypass surgery forced him to retire in 2006 at age 82. In 2008, they moved to Nacogdoches, Texas where Alice and Bill lived until 2016 when Alice fell and fractured her hip, shoulder, and arm. She went to Garrison Nursing Home for rehab and of course, Bill went with her. Bill's health declined and he passed away March 24, 2017. Alice's mobility had declined and she decided to stay in Garrison.
While there, she came to love games, especially BINGO, which she often won. She enjoyed attending Sunday school and listening to the many churches who came there to sing and play. She was also a member of the handbell choir which she absolutely loved. They played for Garrison as well as neighboring nursing facilities. She also continued her long friendship with Dorothy and they spent many hours on the phone.


She was in her usual state of good health and had tested negative for coronavirus four times. She had just lost a close friend in the facility to the virus and was depressed because no family could come to visit. Becky and her husband took her on a trip to visit her grandson and his family in North Richland Hills, who she had not seen for months, and also to visit her niece and her family in Big Spring, who she had not seen for years. While there, we were notified her last test came back positive. She seemed fine at that time, but in the next 48 hours, she developed symptoms and was hospitalized where she quickly declined. She lost her battle here July 18, 2020, but won the victory re-uniting with the love of her life one day after what would have been their 72nd wedding anniversary.


She is survived by daughter, Becky Smith and husband Dr. Jack Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren, Brandy Rowland and husband Michael of Center, Texas and Devin Rieger and wife Monica of North Richland Hills, Texas; great grandchildren, Victoria Gilchrist of Nacogdoches, Texas and Austin Gilchrist of Center, Texas; special long-time friend, Dorothy Hunt of Henderson, Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.


Preceded in death by husband, Willard “Bill” Beasley; parents, Aaron Van and Maggie Baker Bishop; brother, Johnny Bishop; and sister, Nina Tyer.


Pallbearers will be Devin Rieger, Austin Gilchrist, Lark Gilchrist, Jeff Renick, and Eric Renick.  Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Rowland and The Renewal Sunday School Class at Calvary Baptist Church Nacogdoches, Texas.


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

Bonnie Ruth Bush Berwick

 

 

Bonnie Ruth Bush Berwick, 85, of Lufkin, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Visitation will be an hour prior.  Interment will be at New Hope Cemetery in Center.


Born November 24, 1934, in Center, Bonnie is the daughter of the late Elton Dee Bush and Cordell Williamson Bush.  She worked as a telephone operator for twenty-eight years. Her hobbies included fishing, dancing, karaoke, and country music.


She is survived by her children, Ricky Hollingsworth and wife Sharon of Lufkin, Terry Berwick of Vidor, and Sherry Berwick of Vidor; grandchildren, Brennah Berwick of Center, Brandy Wurtz of Vidor, Christi Penning of Joaquin, Bobby Parham of Lumberton, Jenna Duff of Lumberton, Shara Rogers of Kirbyville, Kirstee Sitton of Buna, Heather Butler of Vidor, Haley Hollingsworth of Lufkin; 14 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family; and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, Elton Dee Bush and Cordell Williamson Bush and daughter, Rhonda Parham.


Pallbearers will be David Wurtz, Mahlon Butler, Tyson Penning, Bobby Parham, Quinton Duff, Gavin Penning, and Hayden Bertrand.  Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Jones, Don Bush, Bubba Bush, Dwayne Bush, and Michael Henry Bush.


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

 


 

Kailey Nicole Agnew

 

 

 

Kailey Nicole Agnew, 21, of Tenaha, left this world to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

 

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

 

There will be a private family graveside with Brother Keith Keele of Ramah Baptist Church, Tenaha officiating.

 

Kailey graced our world on January 2, 1999, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Robert Michael Agnew and Patti Elaine Stanaland Agnew. To know her was to love her. Kailey lived life to the fullest. She loved with her whole heart and would tell you often. Kailey was always full of energy and always had the most beautiful smile that would light up the world. Kailey worked full time at Southern Lemonade Boutique. Kailey even had plans of opening her own online business while obtaining her degree and working at the boutique.  She was presently a college student working toward her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Kailey had big dreams and was not afraid to put in the work to obtain them. Her hobbies included re-finishing furniture, spending time on the lake, fishing, riding horses, and riding four-wheelers; she loved watching the beauty in sunrises and sunsets, and shopping, of course. Above all else, she loved spending time with her family and friends. There aren’t enough words that can be used to describe this wonderful young lady, but some of them are: beautiful, considerate, respectful, thoughtful, dependable, honest, trustworthy, headstrong, and as she would say, “she put the lit in little”.

 

She was a loving daughter and a compassionate sister and granddaughter. A source of strength to so many and such a joy to be around with her uplifting spirit. Her positive influence reached everyone that knew her. She will be dearly missed.

 

She is survived by her mother, Patti Agnew of Tenaha; dearest brothers, Jonathan Agnew and Colton Wilson both of Tenaha; brother and sister, Cameron Agnew and wife Kursti of Timpson and Ashley Agnew Kitten and husband Cole of Austin; uncles, Craig Stanaland of Carthage and Beau Stanaland and wife Toye of Kyle; grandparents, Arch Stanaland of Tenaha, Barbara Stanaland of Carthage, and Robert and Judy Agnew of Tenaha; great grandparents, Herbert Michalek of Sugar Land and Carmen Stanaland; cousins, Ashley Stanaland of Tyler, Josh Stanaland of Tyler, Luke Stanaland of Kyle; very special family friend, Devin Sanford of Timpson; special dad, Micheal “Mickey” Wilson of Carlsbad, New Mexico; special friends, Jennifer McGee of Shelbyville and Jessica Brown of Shelbyville; special uncle and aunt, Daryle and Becky LaGrone of Tenaha; uncle, Jerry Agnew and wife Brenda of Tenaha; special friends, Shakira “Kira” Johnson of Center, Brianna Rivera of Center, David and Shauna Sanford of Timpson, Dakota Sanford of Timpson, Diana Fenton and Charles Metcalf of Paxton, and Henry and Helen Heitman of Sugar Land; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

 

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Agnes Bergamini and Jessie Michalek; great grandparents, Johnnie and Omie Agnew, Ernest and Maudie Baker, Kenneth Baker, and Archie Stanaland; aunt, Shelly Swint; father, Mike Agnew; and brother, Bradley Agnew.

James Blue

 

 

James Blue, age 72, a longtime resident of San Augustine, Texas, passed from this life on Monday, July 13, 2020, in Tyler, Texas.  James was born to the late Bernice (Pickard) Blue and John Daniel Blue on July 14, 1947, in Beaumont, Texas. 

 

James was a retired master mechanic working in the construction industry.  He married the love of his life, Shirley Galloway Blue on March 22, 1968, having recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. James dearly loved his children, and grandchildren, and extended family.  James enjoyed helping others, and he was known to have a heart of gold.  Some of his hobbies included wielding, doing magic tricks, building projects, and rebuilding his 1969 Mustang Mach 1.  He enjoyed playing his bass guitar at church where he was a member of the Short Methodist Church in Shelby County.

 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Blue of San Augustine; daughters, Sherry Harding and her husband, Jeff of Shelbyville; Linda Hodge and her husband, Johnnie of San Augustine, and a son, John C. Blue and his wife, Jeannie of Bronson; his mother-in-law, Gladys Galloway of San Augustine; his beloved grandchildren, Jessica Jackson, and her husband Kyle; Brittany Gilchrist, and her husband Justin; Haley Harbison, and her husband Lucas; Hunter Harding; Johnnie Hodge, Jr., and his wife Sarah; Shelby Garrett, and her husband Travis; Alex Blue, and his wife Morgan; Kyle Blue, and his wife Alexis; Brandon Retherford, and his wife Kassie; J.B. Mikeman; Heather Blue, Bradley Hammon, and 16 wonderful great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernice and John Daniel Blue, and a brother, Bill Blue.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Hodge, Jr., Alex Blue, Hunter Harding, Kyle Blue, Brandon Retherford, J.B. Mikeman, and Josh Blue.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Kyle Jackson, Justin Gilchrist, Lucas Harbison, and Travis Garrett.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2020, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, with Rev. Floyd Wright and his daughter, Rev. Sherry Harding officiating.  Interment will be in the Chumley Cemetery located off CR 127, in San Augustine County. 

 

Visitation will be held Thursday evening, July 16, 2020, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

Billie Joyce Holt

 

 

Billie Joyce Holt, 91 of Center, left us for Heaven on Monday morning, July 13, 2020. She was born January 15, 1929 in the Campti Community to Roy Thomas Bright and Essie Callendar Bright. She was a devout member of First Baptist Church in Center and attended the same Sunday School Class for more than 50 years. 


Services for Billie will be Thursday, July 16th at 2pm at Watson and Son’s Chapel with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Bro. Bobby Bressman of First Baptist Church officiating. 


The oldest of four children, Billie graduated from Shelbyville High School and in March 1947 married Grady Holt. They were married for 52 years. They lived several years in Palestine while Grady worked in the oil field before moving back to Center permanently. 


Billie made her life as a homemaker, raising two children and assisting her mother with her two younger siblings Glenda and Robert after a car accident claimed the life of their father. Her home was filled with unconditional love and open to all who needed her. She was our prayer warrior and we will miss her terribly. 


When not with her family, she spent much of her free time painting or playing dominoes on Sunday afternoons at the home of Bobbie Nutt, her dear friend of 60 years.
Billie was a talented painter, a skill she cultivated later in life. Her oil paintings cover nearly every wall in her home. Now her numerous works of art are left to be treasured by her family. 
Billie is survived by two children – Charles Holt and wife Henri Ann of Port Orchard, Washington; and daughter Lourie Ihlo and husband Billy of Center. 


Grandchildren – Jack Wisener and wife Amy of Joplin, Missouri; Todd Holt of Seattle, Washington; Clay Ihlo and wife Heather of Center; Hillary Ihlo of Gary.
Great grandchildren – Tyffanie Rogers and husband Wade of Joplin, Missouri; Jakob Wisener and wife Hailey of Joplin, Missouri; Mollie Moore and Liam Ihlo
Four great-great grandchildren – Oliver, Emma, Eli Rogers; and Everly Wisener
Sister-in-laws – Jeanette Bright of Center; Joyce Bright of Livingston
Special first cousin – Evelyn Hughes of Campti
Numerous nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her parents Roy T Bright and Essie Bright Murphy, husband Grady Holt, and siblings Earl Bright, Glenda Cordova, Robert Bright.


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

Jimmie Burk Moreland

 

 

Jimmie Burk Moreland, 91, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on July 10, 2020 in Timpson, Texas. He was born on October 2, 1928 in Keller, Texas, to the late Robert Wesley Moreland and Lyddia Jane (Oldham) Moreland. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. 

Visitation will be held prior to the service Monday, July 13, 2020 beginning at 9AM 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.

 


 

Gloria Mathews

 

 

Ms. Gloria “Nann” Mathews, age 68, of San Augustine, Texas.  Ms. Mathews passed away on Wednesday, July 07, 2020 at CHI St. Luke Memorial in Lufkin, Texas. 


FUNERAL SERVICE

 

Thursday, July 16, 2020
11:00 a.m.


Graveside service 
St. Luke Cemetery
Rev. S. J. Clark, officiating

 

SURVIVORS 

 

1 Brother        John Franklin Mathews of San Augustine, Texas

1 Sister            Minnie Berry (Terry) of San Augustine, Texas

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 

Jimmie Burk Moreland

 

 

Jimmie Burk Moreland, 91, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on July 10, 2020 in Timpson, Texas. He was born on October 2, 1928 in Keller, Texas, to the late Robert Wesley Moreland and Lyddia Jane (Oldham) Moreland. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery, FM 1970N, Timpson, Texas.

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service Monday, July 13, 2020 beginning at 9AM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

 

Jimmie Burk graduated from Sam Houston High School and worked two years in the accounting department of Houston Natural Gas before joining the Air Force in 1952.  He went to Cadet School in the Air Force, graduating in 1953 as a 2nd Lt. with an aero rating of Celestial Navigator/Radar Operator before going to aircraft maintenance officer school.  He spent a 2 year tour overseas in Okinawa, Japan serving in the Vietnam War. He married the love of his life, Ethel Scott, on June 19, 1953 in Pickering, Louisiana, and the two spent over 67 years together.  They raised three children and made their home in Timpson, Texas in the Corinth Community.  He retired from the Air Force in 1972 as Lt. Col. Jimmie Burk has served as president of the local AARP Chapter of TAGAS and a member of Timpson American Legion.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Ethel; son, Larry Moreland and wife Donna; daughters, Judy Marlow, Linda Sockwell; grandchildren, Timothy Brookshire, Amy Brookshire, Shawna Pullen, Jimmie Moreland, Danny Price, Chad Moreland, Jarod Moreland, Bryan Moreland; 18 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

Jimmie Burk is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lyddia Moreland; brothers, Jack Moreland, Billy Moreland; sisters, Maxine Cecil, Lizzie Belle Hulsey, Ozell Stutes, and Margie Hilliard.

 

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.
 

David Lee Nephi Helton

 

 

David Lee Nephi Helton, 83, of Stillwater, OK, passed away on July 1, 2020 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. A celebration of his life will be held at the Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Center, TX. 


David was born in Joplin, Missouri to Abraham Clyde Helton and Clara Belle Matson on March 8, 1937. He was the last of five children. David met his eternal sweetheart Donnith Ann Cochran in Pasadena, Texas and they were married January 20, 1959. They had 61 beautiful years together and loved camping and traveling. 


David served in the United State Army, first in the infantry and then as a helicopter pilot. He was stationed in Berlin, Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall. David served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal w/numeral 8 and the Army Commendation Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. He loved his country and served valiantly for 21 years. After retiring from the Army, David became an 8th grade Earth Science teacher teaching for 23 years in Carrizo Springs, Texarkana and Houston, TX. He loved teaching and watching students develop a love for the Sciences. 


David is preceded in death by his daughter, Suzanne Helton, parents and sister Dorothy Helton, brother, Clyde Helton ( Norma Copeland) sister, Rose Wiederaenders ( Warren Wiederaenders) and brother, John Helton.


David is survived by his wife Donnith Helton, and his children David Helton, Jr. ( Debra McGinnis), Sharon Hillock ( David Hillock) and James Helton. One of David’s biggest joys was watching his grandchildren grow and teaching them about science. They are Sarah Helton (Jason Ainsworth), Jacob Helton, Aubrey Walser (Carlin Walser), Dallin Hillock ( Samantha Hall) and KeLei Walker ( Jadon Walker). He also had 6 great grandchildren. 


David was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He made sure his children and grandchildren knew that he loved his Savior Jesus Christ and he was always serving others. 


The family wishes to thank the Stillwater Karman Legacy Hospice for the care they gave to their dad. Thank you to the nurses Toni, Linda, Melody, Mary and Megan. You were so kind and loving to our dad and we love you for that. Thank you to Megan, Megan and Audrey for bathing dad with dignity and loving care. We couldn’t have done it without you all and will forever be eternally grateful for each and every one of you. May God Bless the Angels who take care of us.

Billy Jack Corbell

 

 

Billy Jack Corbell passed away peacefully, in the comfort of his own armchair in his home in Huxley, Texas, just after lunch on July 8, 2020.  Billy Jack was the son of William Perry and Aileen English Corbell, both of whom predeceased him.  Billy Jack was born on May 17, 1936, in Shelby County where he lived with his parents, sister Wilma, and two brothers, Gerald and Gordon, in Goober Hill, Texas.  After high school, Billy Jack married his soul mate and has been happily married to Sue Corbell for 65 years.

 
Billy Jack and Sue lived on their family ranch in Huxley, Texas, where he has served as the Marshall of Huxley since incorporated as a City in 1969. 


Billy Jack was nothing short of a masterpiece.  During his younger years, he worked hard in the oil and gas field.  He turned his love of fishing into a business, and served as a guide on Toledo Bend Lake to many people including pro-football players.  He consulted for one of his very best friends, who preceded him in death, with his successful oil and gas business. He owned and operated a cattle ranch, chicken farm, and several hunting and fishing properties. He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 and had become a Shriner.  Mr. Corbell was also a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley, where he could often be found napping during Sunday morning sermon. 


Billy Jack’s passion began with football, where he was selected to play for both the North and the South in the Texas State Championship All-Star Game.  He said yes to both, before realizing he would have to pick a team. After careful research, we are hard pressed to find a Shelbyville High School football game where Billy Jack missed watching his grands perform and if you were there, you can probably still hear his voice shout “Who ya rooting fer!”  Billy Jack loved all things hunting and fishing related, and especially loved hosting his best friends and family for opening weekend of deer season at his prized hunting camp, Hog Heaven. One of his favorite activities was to play 42 with his friends and family, and won his last game of 42 on July 4, 2020, where he proudly beat Blake before heading to bed.  


Billy Jack was a loving, reliable, caring, and practical father always ready to listen and assist.  As a father and grandfather, Billy Jack was the shoulder everyone looked to for guidance in tough times and was the laugh everyone loved hearing. He taught all his children, grandchildren, and many others how to skin a buck, bait a hook, make a camp fire, take a shooter of bourbon, and love life unconditionally.  Billy Jack rarely judged a mistake and was the first to celebrate another’s success.  Billy Jack’s number one priority, beyond any other person, hobby, or thing, was his first and only love Sue Corbell.  Billy Jack was the epitome of a family man, and established family traditions that have lasted through four generations and continue even today. 
If you knew Billy Jack, then you knew his profound ability to coin people with the perfect nickname.  You might not like the name, but it would undoubtedly stick to the point where you might forget your real one.  

  
Although always the first to listen, Billy Jack was a natural born storyteller who could capture the eyes and ears of his audience with his twinkling blue eyes and theatrical voice. To know him, was to love him and to be loved by him.  


He is survived by his wife, Sue Corbell of Huxley; children, Denise Jordan and husband Craig of Huxley, Jackie Myers and husband David of Huxley, and Shane Corbell and wife Zonia of Huxley; grandchildren, Kelly Fisher and husband Jason of Cleburne, Bailey Lee and husband Bubba of Center, Laci Bowman and husband Ira of Dallas, Blake Myers of The Woodlands, Shanell Ruiz and husband Jesse of Center, and Jasper Corbell and wife Caroline of Center; great grandchildren, Ian, Judson, and Ella Fisher, Cason and Cru Lee, Rance, Evie Sue, Josie, and Blair Bowman, and Cash and Cyrus Ruiz; brothers, Gerald Corbell and wife Jean of San Augustine and Gordon Corbell and wife Nell of Shelbyville; numerous nieces, nephews, other family; and a host of friends.


Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Wilma Campbell; brother-in-law, Elmo Campbell; aunt, MaJewel Bailey; mother and father-in-laws, Garland and Katherine Bailey; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bruce and Betty Bailey and Danny Bruce Bailey; nephew, Jeffrey Corbell; and niece, Kay Campbell Gardner.


Pallbearers will be his best friends Brad Juneau, Adam Metts, Robert Cox, and Larry Berg; his son-in-laws Craig Jordan and David Myers; and his grandsons Jasper Corbell and Blake Myers.
Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Lamar Denby and Bro. Michael McArthur officiating.  Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.  Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m.


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

Juanita Jackson

 

 

Juanita Jackson, 83, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Center.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at White Rock Cemetery in Center with Bro. Richard Goodwin officiating.  


Born March 23, 1937, Juanita is the daughter of the late Harrel Jackson Tindol and Venona Dell Livingston Tindol.  Her hobbies included cooking, baking, and doing things at home.  She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.


She is survived by her husband, Billy Dickinson of Center; children, Kathy Anthony of Center, Randy Alford and wife Anita of Center, Terica Jackson of Center, Rocky Jackson and wife Jayme of Center, Rodney Jackson of Center, and Billy Dickinson Jr. of Center; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Roy Tindol of Center; sister, Mary McDaniel of Tenaha; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Jackson; grandchildren, Marissa Nash and Jayce Jackson; great granddaughter, Randa Kelley; parents, Harrel Jackson Tindol and Venona Dell Livingston Tindol; and brother, Ray Tindol.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to assist with final expenses.


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

Heaven Harrell

 

 

 

Heaven “Monkey” “Doodle Bug” Harrell, 14 month old daughter of Dakota and Hannah Harrell, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, in The Woodlands.  She was born April 22, 2019.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Kevin Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m.


She is survived by her parents; sisters, Melody Harrell and Serenity Harrell; grandparents, Kara Davis Jackson and husband and Kevin Jackson, Roger Justus II and wife Jennifer, and Annie Harrell; great grandparents, Roy Davis, Rhonda and Richard Benavides, and Charlene and Roger Justus; aunts and uncles, Kaitlynn Justus, Chris Davis, Kassi Hicks, Kassy and Benny Tubbs, Roger and Maddi Justus, and Bud Kinard. 


Preceded in death by grammy, Rebecca Davis; great grandparents, Joanne Davis, and D and Judy Rushing; uncle, Tyler Duke; cousin, Hadley Davis.


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

Kenneth Lowe

 

 

Kenneth Lowe of Joaquin, Texas passed away July 7, 2020 in San Augustine, Texas.  He was born November 28, 1933 in Joaquin to Sylvester Lowe and Thelma Walker Lowe, the first of 8 children.  Mr. Lowe was a member of Jackson Baptist Church.


A graveside service will be held at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  Visitation will be at 10:30 and graveside service will be at 11:00 am.  
Masks are recommended but not mandatory.


Survivors include:


Sister: Merle Howard and husband John of Center
Sister-in-law:  Adeane Lowe
Brother: Jerry Lowe and wife, Alinda
Brother: Edward Lowe and wife, Glenda
9 Nieces, 4 Nephews and several greats. 


He is preceded in death by parents, Sylvester and Thelma Lowe, sister Sylvia Lowe Morrison, brother Clifford Lowe, brother Richard Lowe, sister Mary Dunn and niece, LaQuannah Parker.


A special thank you is extended to all the healthcare workers and caregivers at Colonial Pines during his residency there.  You were amazing and so kind to him and our family appreciates each and everyone of you for your love and care of Kenneth.  


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

Joy Covington Livingston

 

 

Joy Covington Livingston was born on October 5, 1931, and went to meet her heavenly father on July 7, 2020.  She was 88 years old.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Keith Keele and Bro. Bobby Bressman officiating.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Center.


She was born to Elva and Van Hughes of the Arcadia Community.  She was the highest ranking girl in her graduating class at Timpson High School and was a graduate of Nacogdoches Business College.  She took her first job at Mize Clothing Factory in Nacogdoches.


Joy married John Covington in 1952 and soon began to work in the family business, Covington Lumber Company.  The business was her passion and she operated it well into her 80’s.  She once retired for 3 days and quickly decided that retirement was not for her and promptly went back to business as usual.


She was a longtime member of the Preceptor Epsilon Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  She was a past member of the Music Study Club, Investment Club, Optimist Club, Chamber of Commerce, Shelby County Outreach, and President of Meals on Wheels.  Another one of her passions was gospel music and she was a regular member of the Sunday Singing Convention.
Joy was a member of First Baptist Church and dearly loved her ladies Sunday School Class.  Her love for the Lord was evident.  She was devoted to God, her church, her family, and her community.


She and John had three children – Jennifer, Johny, and Jason.  She loved the letter “J” and also strongly insisted that all her grandchildren be named with “J’s”.  Her sister-in-law and cousin also did the same, so it was definitely a “J” family.  John passed away in 1998 and she later married Deloyd Livingston.  He passed away in 2013.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Van and Elva Hughes; her brother, Frank Madison Hughes; her husband, John Covington; husband, Deloyd Livingston; and her son, Jason Covington.


She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Golden of Cypress; son, Johny Covington and wife Tammie of Center; daughter-in-law, Michelle Covington-Richards; her grandchildren, Jana Keele and husband Ryan, Joel Covington and wife Casey, Justin Golden and wife Chloe, Joanna Decker and husband Shane, Jacob Covington, Jaxon Covington, and Jace Covington; and great grandsons, Ross Keele and Beau Golden.


She is also survived by her three nephews, Bart, Brent, and Barry Hughes; her cousin, Sue Nell Jernigan who was like a sister to her; her “always” adopted sister, Melba Williams; and many other cousins and friends.


We would like to thank Affinity Hospice and Vicky Sneed and her team for all their kindness and care for our mother.  A special thanks to Rebecca Stokes for your love and care for mom.
Pallbearers will be Joel Covington, Ryan Keele, Jacob Covington, Jaxon Covington, Jace Covington, Justin Golden, Shane Decker, Beau Golden, and Ross Keele.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bob McAdams, Robert Mooney Sr., Matt Boren, “Pug” Hughes, Ray Jones, Jesus Espino, Efren Espino, Isiac Rameriz, and Jack Christian.


Memorial donations can be made to Shelby County Outreach Ministries.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

Lorena Norwood Sorter    

 

 

NAME:   Lorena Norwood Sorter              AGE:     57

ADDRESS:      San Augustine, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Sunday, July 5, 2020, Nacogdoches, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :   February 15, 1963, Orange, Texas 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:   Private Family Graveside


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

FATHER:        Prentice R. Norwood                   MOTHER:   Shirlie Gail Norwood
                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Housewife

SURVIVED BY:   Father and Step-mother: Prentice and Betty O'Quinn of San Augustine County, Texas
                                Daughters: Telia Rae Sorter and Nathan Vizcarra of San Diego, Ca.
                                                    Brandi Reynolds of Winnie, Texas
                                Grandchildren: Corbin Reynolds, Conner Reynolds, Ary Vizcarra, Oraelia Vizcarra
                                 Brothers: Robert Norwood, Shon Norwood
                                 Step-sister: Cindy Bennefield

 

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
 

Rayford Anding

 

 

Rayford Anding, 82, of Joaquin, Texas passed away on July 3, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on August 5, 1937 in Mangham, Louisiana to William Ralph Anding and Dottie Elizabeth Linder Anding. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Neuville Community Cemetery with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. 


Rayford valiantly served his country in the United States Navy. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and camping. Most importantly, Rayford loved and cherished every moment spent with his family and friends.


Rayford is survived by his sons, Charles Anding and Clyde Anding; daughters, Tina Louise Anding, Tammy Benton and Wanda Anding; brothers, Leroy Anding and R.J. Anding; sisters, Norma Anding and Gracie Anding; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Dottie Anding; grandson, “Kricket” Allen Wayne; brothers, Edward, Cecil and T.J.; and sisters, Ann and Edna.


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

Annis Stone

 

 

Annis Stone, 87, of Center, Texas passed away on July 2, 2020 in Nacogoches, Texas. Born August 26, 1932, in Center, Texas, Annis is the daughter of the late Thomas and Susie Livingston. 

The visitation will be held Saturday, July 4, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Mangum Funeral Home. Services will be held Sunday, July 5, at 10 am at Mangum Funeral Home. Interment will be held at White Rock Cemetery. 

 

Annis is survived by her son, Danny Stone and wiife Vicky; son, Gary stone and wife Lisa; son, WH Stone and wife Tasha; son, Shawn and wife Laura; daughter, Beverly Cole and husband Val; daughter, Gala Windham and husband Johnnie; daughter, Angelie Blackwell and husband Keith; daughter, Jeneva Underbrink and husband Barrett; sister, Tenny and husband Dean; 33 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. 

 

She is preceeded in death by her husband Walter “Boug” Stone; father Thomas Leroy Livingston; mother, Susie Adams Livingston; daughter, Cynthia Livingston; son-in-law Jerry Wiggins; son-in-law Jerry Ford; sister, Dell Tindol; sister, Armatha Baily; sister, Beatrice Hendricks; brother, Winford Livingston; brother, Wilford Livingston; and great-grand son, Jonathan, and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly. 

 

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.

 

 

Martha Janice Beckham Hudman 

 

 

Martha Janice Beckham Hudman, 90, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on June 29, 2020 in Garrison, Texas. She was born on July 21, 1929 in Timpson, Texas, to the late Luther Beckham and Kate (Parker) Beckham. Graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery, 600 Garrison St., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Chris Hudman and Jamie Hawley officiating. 

 

Janice graduated from Timpson High School. She joined the workforce and moved to Houston where she worked as a telephone operator for a short time before returing to Timpson to marry her love, Claude James Hudman.  They started their life and family together and remained in Timpson for their 56 years of marriage.  Janice loved the Lord and was a faithful servant at her church, she loved teaching Sunday School and vacation bible school. She was a great seamstress and cook.  She also loved oil painting and working in her yard and garden.  Janice loved going on cruises and vacations with her family.  She really enjoyed Facebook and reading books on ker kindle.  She enjoyed talking on the phone to her sisters and friends.  She never missed an opportunity to go shopping, call bingo, or play in the bell chior at Garrison Nursing Home. Most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and family.

She is survived by her sister Katherine Steber of Tomball, Texas, daughter, Julie Amos and husband, Dan of Roanoke, Texas; son, Claude W. Hudman and wife Angel of Gallipolis, Ohio; grandchildren, Amy and husband James Hawley of Gladewater, Texas, Chris and wife Stacey Hudman of Longview, Texas, Matthew and wife Holly Hudman of Kilgore, Texas, Stephanie and husband David Killingworth of Eale River, Alaska, Rachel Hoyt of Gallipolis, Ohio; great grandchildren, Kalynn, Trent, Jagger, Chesney, Taylor, Koda, Emily, Ethan, Bailey, Chase, Danielle, Janelle, Ali, Olivia, Orrin and Anna; as well as much loved nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

 

Janice is preceded in death by her loving husband, Claude; sister, Merium Harris; and brother, James Beckham.  

 

Family would like to kindly ask that you follow CDC guidelines , wear facial covering if possible as well as social distancing.  

 

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.
 

Wilma Worry  

 

 

NAME:    Wilma Worry             AGE:     93

ADDRESS:      San Augustine County, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:   Thursday, July 2, 2020, San Augustine, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:    July 2, 1927, San Augustine County, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE:  Private Family Service   

OFFICIATING:  Bro. Burton Holt 
  
BURIAL:  New Hope Cemetery

FATHER:      R. J. Shelton              MOTHER: Bessie (Smith) Shelton

                                                                                                                    
OCCUPATION:   Cook, Housewife

SURVIVED BY:   Daughter: Shirley Kay Byley and husband Harold "Dinky" Byley
                        Sister: Elver Shelton Tillery
 

Aloysius (Alley) John Koteras

 

 

Aloysius (Alley) John Koteras, 90, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on June 28, 2020 in Garrison, Texas. He was born on November 17, 1929 in Chappell Hill, Texas, to the late Ignac Koteras and Martha (Nowak) Koteras. A private family Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at St. Mary Of The Epiphany Catholic Mission on Hwy 59S, Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Father Nelson Munoz, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, from 6-8PM with Rosary beginning at 6:30PM.

 

Alley grew up in Chappell Hill and Houston, Texas. He graduated from St. Thomas High School.  He joined the workforce after graduation.  He worked for Mission Mfg. Co, later BYTRU, in Houston, Texas for over 37 years.  He joined Ebasco at the nuclear facility in Bay City from 1986 to 1989. Then completed his working career at Marlin Valve from 1990 to 1993.  He then retired and moved to Timpson, Texas.  He was a high school football referee in the 60’s. He was a musician, playing for a country and western band for over 15 years.  He was involved in civic affairs on the Board of Supervisors for Lake Timpson from 1996.

 

He is survived by his children, Charlotte McMillan and husband Jack, Terri Graves and husband Harvey, and son Keith Koteras and wife Maria; grandchildren, Chelsea, Lindsey, Tommy, Kristin, Kari, and David; step-grandchildren, Yolanda, Beverly Jr., Kayla Sue, Michelle, Troy; great grandchildren, Wade, Collins, Avery, Lane, Hunter, and soon to be Case due in August; brothers, Frankie Koteras and wife Connie, Gilbert Koteras and wife Patricia, James T. Koteras; sister, Carol Ann Melia; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

Alley is preceded in death by his loving wife, Virgie Henry Koteras; and brother, Albin Koteras.

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.
 

Eulah Merle Rhame Bates

 

Eulah Merle Rhame Bates, 96, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020, with visitation one hour prior, at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. J.C. Lewis officiating.  


Born January 1, 1924, in Shelby County, Ms. Bates is the daughter of Ransom Steve Rhame and Meta Anna Marie Mueller Rhame.  She worked as a head cook in the school system.  Her hobbies included sewing and cooking.  Ms. Bates was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Rita Bates Dickerson of Joaquin, Webb Bates and wife Norma Gene of Joaquin, and Milton Bates and wife Kay of Joaquin; grandchildren, Richard Dickerson and wife Lena, Randy Dickerson, Michael Bates and wife Julie, and Amanda Hall and husband Daniel; thirteen great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; sister, Ollie Marie Mitchell of Orange; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives.


Preceded in death by her grandchildren, Meta Michelle Bates and David Franklin Bates; great-great granddaughter, Danica Kathryne Felder; parents, Ransom and Meta Rhame; sisters, Onie O’Rear, Mae Latham, Ann Marshall, and Una Pearl Rhame; and brothers, Garland “Dock” Rhame and Ransom “Red” Rhame.


Pallbearers will be Ms. Bates’ great grandsons.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 328, Joaquin, Texas 75954.


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

James T. Marlin Davis

 

 

James T. Marlin Davis, 43, of Wells, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Lufkin.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Sardis Cemetery in Center with visitation at Watson & Sons Funeral Home beginning at Noon.


Born January 19, 1977, in Carthage, James is the son of the late Gordon Lamar Davis and Joyce Ann Allums Davis.  His hobbies included fishing, camping, and watching the Dallas Cowboys.  James was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.  


He is survived by his wife, Paula Sue Davis of Wells; children, James T. Davis of Wells, Marianda Davis of Apple Springs, Zachary Davis of Lufkin, Dustin Davis of Beaumont, and Hunter Davis; granddaughter, Alaina Rayne Davis of Etoile; sisters and brothers, Tammy Renay Fields of Lufkin, Tina Marie Hight of Center, Gordon Lamar Davis Jr. of Lufkin, Rebecca Davis of Bossier City, Louisiana, and Joey Davis of Pollok; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Lamar Davis and Joyce Ann Allums Davis; grandparents, Ernest Monk Davis, James Whiteside, Gladys Wylma Whiteside, Truman Allums, and Florence Allums; two uncles; and one aunt.


Pallbearers will be Bryan Rice, Eric Alejandre, Joshua Fields, Billy Hayes, Dakota Hefley, and Chance McCauley.  Honorary pallbearers will be James T. Davis, D’Wayne Luther, and Robert Hight.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

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