Obituaries Archives for 2020-12

Mr. L.B. Suell

Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Mr. L.B. Suell (88) of Center, Texas.

 

Mr. Suell was born August 28, 1932 in Center, Texas to M.C. Suell and Annie Burth Ratcliff Suell. Mr. Suell died on December 25, 2020 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Graveside service will be Saturday, January 2, 2021 at East Liberty Cemetery CR 2569 in Center, Texas at 12:00 noon.


Mr. Suell is survived by his wife: Mrs. Mary Blount Suell of Center, Texas

 

Visitation will be Friday, January 1, 2021 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

 

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services. All safety
procedures are strictly enforced.

 

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

Garth Jacob

 

 

NAME:     Garth Jacob             AGE:     58

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Wednesday, December 23, 2020, San Augustine, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:    February 9, 1962, Pasadena, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Sunday, January 3, 2020, 2:00 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:   Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, January 2, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00 pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
  
BURIAL:  Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER:        Staton Jacob                            MOTHER: Maxine (Mallau) Jacob

OCCUPATION:   Firefighter

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Wife: Stephanie Jacob of San Augustine

Children: Savannah Joslin of Mont Belvieu

Logan Jacob and wife Alesha of Bryan

Carson Jacob of San Augustine
                                 

Father: Staton “Jake” Jacob of Sunrise Beach
                                 

Brothers: Kevin Jacob, John Mann
                                 

Sister: Rene Jacob
                                 

Grandchildren: Mackenzie Joslin, Holden Joslin, Roslie Jacob, Callie Jacob, Tatum Jacob, Theia Jacob 
 **Preceded in death by mother Maxine “Rusty” Jacob, sister Denise Jacob Garrett, son Justin Jacob,
                                         

Granddaughter Rorie Joslin, In-laws Everett and Joy Garsee, brother-in-law Greg Sowell



 

Judy English

 

 

Judy English, age 73, of Mauriceville, Texas went to be with her Lord Sunday, December 21, 2020. She passed peacefully at her home with family at her side. 

 

Judy was born November 16, 1947 in Center, Texas to Lynn and Bernice English. She lived most of her adult life in East Texas and moved to Mauriceville in 1994.  

 

She started her career at Elloitt and Waldren Abstract plant in the '70's and eventually became a one of the first women landmen working in East Texas.  She later established a large field brokerage company in Center, Texas.  She was known as having a tireless work ethic, a quick wit and being a fair but tough-as-nails boss.  She always enjoyed the challenge and satisfaction of unraveling a particularly difficult chain of title or finding that one heir, seemingly lost in history, that no one else could find. 

 

Judy was a long-time member of the Deweyville United Pentecostal Church and a devout Pentecostal. She had many interests but was particularly fond of gardening, taking special care of her roses and nurturing her small, potted plants.  She was also an extraordinary cook, most of her recipes began with butter and included several sprinkles of love. If you were around her you never left on an empty stomach or an empty heart because she always made sure both left filled. Heaven received angel from on earth.

 

Judy will be remembered as a very generous and loving soul who adored and occasionally spoiled her grandbabies when she had the chance.

 

She was predeceased by her parents Lynn and Bernice English and siblings; Arabell Anthony; Vernell English; Bobbie Campbell and Johnnie Wilburn; by son-in-law, Michael Welsh. 

She is survived by her daughters: Ramona Ryan and husband, Rick, and Jenice Welsh, and grandchildren;  Julie McMahon, Devon McMahon, and wife Jenny, Sabrina Welsh Amaya, Kevin Amaya, Justin Welsh, Corey Ryan and wife Christina and great grandchildren Layliana McMahon, Lucas Allen Welsh, Jenise Kristina Amaya, Asha Joe Ryan, brother-in-law O. C. Campbell and several nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews, as  well as, close friends Maston Allen and wife Sarah, Wyatt T. Allen and Toby Fuss. 

 

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Michael Orange officiating.

 

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

Duane Earl Doble

 

 

Duane Earl Doble, 79, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on December 25, 2020 in his home in Timpson, Texas. He was born on September 21, 1941 in Grandforks, North Dakota, to the late Oscar Doble and Ann Marie (Werre) Doble. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Duane was born and raised in Grandforks, North Dakota.  He graduated high school and entered the workforce as a pipefitter.  He continued this lifelong career and was a proud member of Pipefitters Local 300 Union.  Duane met the love of his life, Mary Berglund, and the two spent over 30 years together.  Together they moved to Colorado, and later made their home in Timpson, Texas.  Duane was a member of American Legion Post 157.  He enjoyed fishing, watching football, especially the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos.  Duane was an avid NASCAR fan.  He loved watching NASCAR racing.  

 

He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Berglund; daughters, Loretta Goolsby and husband Charles of Timpson, Texas , Lisa Berglund of Centennial, Colorado, Linda Long of Centennial, Colorado; brothers, Lloyd Doble of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Robert Doble and wife Carol of Surprise, Arizona, William Doble and wife Meredith of Seattle, Washington; sisters, Darlene Dufault and husband Rodney of Aberdeen, South Dakota; grandchildren, Chad Olson and wife Elizabeth of Two Harbors, Minnesota, Ryan Apodaca of  Loveland, Colorado, Brandon Long of Centennial, Colorado, Justin Long of Centennial, Colorado; great grandchildren, Isaac Olson, Hannah Olson, and Leah Olson of Two Harbors, Minnesota; nieces, Sue, Anne, Lynne, Faye, Sherry, Lorie, Joellen; nephews, Tom and Tim; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

Duane is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Ann Marie Doble; brother, Roy Doble; and sister in law, Esther Doble.

 

In lieu of flowers family requests memorial donations be made to Mary Berglund, 1982 US Hwy 84W, Timpson, Texas, 75975, to assist with final expenses.

 

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.

 

 

Tommy Wilkinson

 

Tommy Wilkinson, 66, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from Noon to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  His wishes were to be cremated and no service is planned.


Born January 29, 1954, Tommy is the son of the late Tommy Mitchell Wilkinson and Mozelle Wagstaff Wilkinson. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. 


He is survived by his wife, Karen Wilkinson; son, Tommy Joe Wilkinson; granddaughter, Kristy Wilkinson; sisters, Manuela Shuemaker, Cindy Sanders, Imogene Diamond, and Shirley Amburn; and brother, Kenneth Wilkinson.


Preceded in death by his granddaughter, Madalynn Wilkinson; parents, Tommy Mitchell Wilkinson and Mozelle Wagstaff Wilkinson; and brother, Alton Wilkinson.


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

Marguerite Kuykendall

 

Marguerite Kuykendall, 102, was born November 4, 1918 to Newt and Nova McKinley and passed away on December 24, 2020. Marguerite was born on a farm near Lake of the Ozarks in MO and passed away in Center, TX.


A private family graveside will be held Monday, December 28, 2020 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, TX.


Mrs. Kuykendall graduated high school in Barnett, MO. It was there in Barnett where she met her future husband, Robert Houston.  Marguerite and Robert lived on a farm near Barnett with their two sons, Bill and Dick.  During this time Marguerite cooked for 30- 40 threshers during harvest season for several years.  Marguerite always excelled in the kitchen and at the sewing table, and was well known for her colorful and well-coordinated fashions.  Robert passed away, and Marguerite married Arnold Kuykendall, now deceased, and became stepmother to Arnold’s children, Alan, Annette, and Arlene. Marguerite assisted Arnold as he served as a manager and developer for subdivisions with waterfront properties in rural areas, leaving Missouri for Colorado, Mississippi, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and finally Texas.  Their last subdivision was Woodland Acres near San Augustine, and around the year 1970 they settled in Center, Texas.

 

They joined the First Baptist Church and quickly became very active members, with Marguerite attending and teaching Sunday School and Arnold working with the Gideons and jail ministry.  
A few years after Arnold’s passing, Marguerite, and close companion Wayne Hand of Huxley (who passed about 2 years ago) traveled around the country quite bit, enjoying time with friends and relatives.    Marguerite celebrated her 102nd birthday on November 4, 2020, at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center, TX, where she was nursed through Covid-19.   Although she had recovered most of her mobility and strength after Covid-19, she died from a massive stroke on Christmas Eve, 2020.


Mrs. Kuykendall is survived by her son, William (Bill) Houston and wife, Sandra, of Port Isabel, TX; 6 grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren.


Mrs. Kuykendall is preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Kuykendall of Center, TX; her first husband Robert Houston; and her son, Robert R. (Dick) Houston.

Billy Wayne Williams

Billy Wayne Williams, 75, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020, in Center.


Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2020, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Rev. Malcolm Monroe will officiate.


Born December 26, 1944, in Center, Billy is the son of the late Burnice Williams and Marcelle Green Williams. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and later retired from Bail Bond Services and Tax Services. Billy enjoyed fishing. He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. Billy was of the Methodist faith.


He is survived by his wife, Cathy Samford Williams of Center; children, Stacey Wells of Nacogdoches, Melissa Williams of Odessa, and Amanda Carson of The Woodlands; grandchildren, Tatum Carson, Tucker Burford, Jacob Carson, and Colton Wells; nieces, Donna Hughes, Joyce Bush, Katha Hughes, and Suzette Hughes.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Burnice Williams and Marcelle Green Williams; and his sister, Linda Joyce Hughes.


Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research or First United Methodist Church.


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

Kelley C. Hancock

 

Kelley C. Hancock, 49, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from Noon to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home inCenter with funeral following at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at White Rock Cemetery in Center.


Born March 9, 1971, Kelley is the daughter of James Chandler and the late Sally Ruth Holt Chandler. She worked as a CNA.

 

She is survived by her children, Ashley Elizabeth Chandler of Center, Terri Hancock of Center, and Jerad Hancock of Center; father, James Ivy Chandler of Center; brother, David Chandler and wife Keli of Center; family friend, Aaron Hardin; nephews, Dawson Chandler and Rylan Chandler; and numerous aunts and uncles.


Preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Hancock; and mother, Sally Ruth Holt Chandler.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

Dorothy Mae McCallum  

 

 

NAME:     Dorothy Mae McCallum             AGE:     90

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Saturday, December 12, 2020, San Augustine, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    May 16, 1930, San Augustine County, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 2:00pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:     *NOTE* Due to COVID restrictions the church service will be limited to family. Friends are welcome for committal at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden @ approx.. 3:00pm

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, December 14, 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
  
BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine, Texas

FATHER:         Fred William Isenblitter                            MOTHER: Blanchie (Newman) Isenblitter

OCCUPATION:   Business Manager

SURVIVED BY:   Children: Jeanne Bulnes of Houston
                                                 Celia Ann Hall and husband Charles of Bridge City
                                                 Billy Martin McCallum of Carthage
                               Grandchildren: Julie Emmons, Carly Bulnes, William Hall, Evangeline Jowell,
                                           Joseph McCallum, John McCallum, Rachael Greathouse, Bryan McCallum Jr.,
                                           Leslie Wiley, Lauren Johnson, Kaegan McCallum
                               13 Great-grandchildren
                               Sister: Marie Smith
She was preceded in death by parents Fred & Blanchie Isenblitter; husband Billy McCallum Sr.;
                               Sisters Corine Chumley, Irene Rudd; brother Zach Isenblitter

Byron Sowell

 

 

NAME:     Byron Sowell             AGE:     75

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Friday, December 11, 2020, San Augustine, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:    June 7, 1945, San Augustine, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 11:00am

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Sowell Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, December 14, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
  
BURIAL:  Sowell Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

MILITARY:  U. S. Army - Vietman

FATHER:         Claudie B. Sowell                            MOTHER: Dorothy Sowell

OCCUPATION:   Poultry Farmer

 

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Wife: Beverly Ann Sowell of San Augustine
Daughter: Andrea “Bones” Crutcher and husband Rodney of League City


Sons:

Doug “Big D” Sowell and wife Jodie of San Augustine
Stephen “Toad” Sowell of McKinney


Grandchildren:

 

Jennifer “Doodlebrithches” Crutcher of Pearland
Benjamin “Big Man” Sowell and wife Morgan of Travis AFB, CA. Mitchell “Stitch” Sowell of San Augustine


 **Preceded in death by parents Claudie & Dorothy Sowell; brothers Jerrel Wayne Sowell, Glynn Sowell and Lynn Sowell
 

Gloria Christell Wall  

 


NAME:     Gloria Christell Wall             AGE:     88

ADDRESS:     Broaddus, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Friday, December 11, 2020, Lufkin, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:    March 10, 1932, Broaddus, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Sunday, December 13, 2020, 2:30pm

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

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, December 12, 2020, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas
  
BURIAL:  Harvey Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

 

FATHER:         Elvin Elias Harvey                            MOTHER: Hester (Coleman) Harvey

 

OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Daughters:

 

Christy Smith and husband Phillip of Tyler


Cathy Mayberry of Huntington

 

Lorri Lewis and husband Don of San Augustine
                                 

Sister: Juanice Beard
                                 

Brother: Wondale Harvey
                                 

Grandchildren:

Ryan Smith, Krista Everett, Ashley Mayberry, Jacob Mayberry,
Morgan Patrick, Torie Lewis

 

Great-grandchildren:

 

Chloe, Camden, Carson Smith;
Johnny, Jaxon, Alex, Kirby Everett
Tate, Teal, Syndey Mayberry
Brody Patrick


 **Preceded in death by parents Elvin & Hester Harvey; husband Odell Wall; son-in-law Brad Sullivan

 

 

  Shirley Hightower    

 

 


NAME:     Shirley Hightower             AGE:     79

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Thursday, December 10, 2020, Lufkin, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    August 1, 1941, San Augustine, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Saturday, December 12, 2020, 2:00 pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Dickerson Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: NONE

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A
  
BURIAL:  Dickerson Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:         LeRoy Jones                            MOTHER: Ruby (Lamberth) Jones

 

OCCUPATION:   Nursing

 

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Sons: Ralph Hightower and wife Tessie Mae of Broaddus
Micah Hightower and wife Melody of San Angelo


Grandchildren: Alton Hightower, Rachel Hightower, Kamden Hightower,
Carmen Brown, Letha Saenz, Steve Saenz Jr., Bryan Brookshire,
Meagan Brookshire


7 Great Grandsons
Sisters: Ilene Jones Smith and husband Mike, Lutherine Sowell and husband Leonard
Daughter-in-law: Debbie Hightower
 God Son – Josh Mills
 **Preceded in death by parents Leroy & Ruby (Lamberth) Jones; husband Jackie Doyle Hightower; Sister Linda Wagstaff; brother Carlton Gore; son Kealon Hightower

 

 

 

 

Billie Ruth Lee Permenter

 

 

Billie Ruth Lee Permenter, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020, in Nacogdoches.


Mrs. Permenter’s wishes were to be cremated and a private family graveside service will be planned at a later date.  A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

 
Billie was born November 23, 1930, in Shelby County, to Guy Harris and Ellen Permenter Harris.  Her hobbies included singing, playing the Omni chord, crocheting, and antiquing.  Billie loved the outdoors, animals, and also enjoyed traveling.  Above all, time with her grandkids was her favorite.  Billie was a lifelong member of Lydia Baptist Church in Huxley.


She is survived by her children, Dian Vaughn and husband Larry of Huxley, Tommy Lee and wife Judy of Center, and Michael Lee and wife Viki of Center; grandkids, Doug Vaughn of Huxley, Dale Vaughn and wife Holly of Huxley, Tracy Anderson and husband Duane of Carthage, Gregg Lee and wife Shannon of Center, Sommer Herndon and husband Ward of Center, Renee Bush and husband Steven of Center, Jason Lee and wife Dorthea of Milan, Italy, and Ellen Singletary and husband Ronnie of Carthage; great grandkids, Jordan Anderson, Megan Anderson, Jesse Vaughn, Kaycee Vaughn, Mackenzie Shelton, Colton Bush, Ruston Bush, Janet Lee, Jacqueline Lee, Jacob Lee, Tyler Herndon, Hollie Herndon, Cam Lee, Arista Lee, Madison Bush, and Chase Vaughn; and 6 great great grandkids.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Permenter; granddaughter, Katie Vaughn; father of her children, T.W. Lee; parents, Guy Harris and Ellen Permenter Harris; and brother, Guy Harris Jr.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lydia Baptist Church in Huxley or a charity of choice.


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

 

 

Margie Ree Moton

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing Graveside service for Mrs. Margie Ree Moton (92) of Center, Texas. Mrs. Moton died, December 6, 2020 in Lufkin, Texas Mrs. Moton was born July 15, 1928 in Center, Texas.  Graveside services will be Saturday, December 12, 2020 at St John Cemetery in Center, Texas at 1:00 P.M.     Rev. Winston Kibbles will be officiating. 


Mrs. Moton’s survivors are:


Son:  Travis Moton of Center, Texas


Daughters:  Deloris Thompson (Leonard) of Tenaha, Texas; Carolyn Weathered of Center, Texas;

Jacklyn Cartwright (Harold) of Center, Texas, and Sherry Moton of Nacogdoches, Texas
6 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Grandchildren 


Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 2020 at Hicks Chapel (804 MLK Drive Center, Texas 75935) from the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

 
Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services.  All safety procedures are strictly enforced. 

 

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

Javier "El Pichi" Gonzalez

 

 

Javier “El Pichi” Gonzalez, 68, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020, in Longview.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2020, at Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai in Tenaha with Bro. Rafael Ramos officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mr. Gonzalez was born May 23, 1952, in San Jose De Aura, Coahuila, Mexico, to Enrique Gonzalez Cantu and Eulalia Gonzalez Gomez.  


He is survived by his wife, Maria Del Rosario Gonzalez of Center; children, Claudia Gonzalez-Tello and husband Alfredo of Center, Janeth Tello and husband Fausto of Center, Ruth Gonzalez and husband Juan of Center, Rosario Espinoza and husband Oscar of Center, Guadalupe Flores and husband Samuel of Center, and Javier Jesus Gonzalez of Center; grandchildren, Maria Mendoza and husband Jhosue of Houston, Celia Del Rosario Gonzalez of Center, Jose Carlos Tello and wife Janet of Dallas, Abigail Tello-Rodriguez and husband Henry of Center, Johan Gonzalez of Dallas, Aaron Tello of Center, Roxana Arcibar of Center, Juan Gonzalez of Center, Eduardo Arcibar of Center, Ezekiel Arcibar of Center, Daniel Tello of Center, Alex Arcibar of Center, Emily Arcibar of Center, Ethan Arcibar of Center, Zaqueo Arcibar of Center, Alexee Tello of Center, Miguel Martinez of Center, Jocelyn Flores of Center, Angel Flores of Center, Xavier Martinez of Center, Eric Flores of Center, Ivan Espinoza of Center, Alexandra Tello of Center, Christian Tello of Center, and Set Espinoza of Center; great grandchildren, Audrie Rodriguez, Michael Mendoza, Maria Tello, Jael Tello, and Baby Tello; siblings, Lilia Gonzalez, Jose Maria Gonzalez, Velia Gonzalez, Enriqueta Gonzalez, and Luis Antonio Gonzalez. Best friend Oscar Gonzalez.


Preceded in death by his parents, Enrique Gonzalez Cantu and Eulalia Gonzalez-Gomez; father and mother-in-law, Bernardo and Nicolasa Morales; brothers, Emilio Gonzalez, Enrique Gonzalez, and Carlos Gonzalez.


Pallbearers will be Alfredo Tello, Fausto Tello, Juan Gonzalez, Oscar Espinoza, Samuel Flores, Henry Rodriguez, Jhosue Mendoza, Jose Tello, Aaron Tello, Juan Gonzalez, Ezekiel Arcibar, Daniel Tello and Zaqueo Arcibar. Honorary pallbearer Javier Jesus Gonzalez.
With gratitude to the life of my brother, devoted husband, exemplary father, I make this brief remembrance as a tribute at this time.

 

Javier González González was born on May 23, 1952 in San José del Aura, Coahuila, Mexico, the son of Eulalia González Gómez and Enrique González Cantú, the seventh child of nine siblings.

In 1958, the whole family moved to live in Monterrey, Nuevo León, when he was around 6 years old, so he studied basic education in that city.

 

As a teenager, he started doing little jobs, traveling periodically to "Aura", where he decided to stay and live. We do not know who and when he was nicknamed "Pichi", which is how he was known in the town until recently.

 

He married María del Rosario González Balderas, they had six children, five daughters and one son; his three oldest daughters were born in Coahuila and the rest in Texas. 

He began traveling to the United States in the company of Don Beto Cárdenas, continually traveling back and forth to Mexico; then his wife and each of his daughters traveled, settling in Center, Texas. 

 

Together with his wife, they worked in the chicken houses, gathering eggs, among other jobs, with the whole family living together in a very modest way. At some point in those years, he suffered a serious accident, which required a plate to be placed on his skull. 

 

Over time, he always ventured alongside his wife and children in other jobs, but due to health problems, he found it necessary to experiment in different activities, such as selling clothes, boots, leather goods, bread, cleaning yards, repairing fences, etc., those who knew him, know what I'm talking about.

 

They lived in a mobile home; however, an unfortunate accident caused a fire in their home, forcing them to temporarily live with a nephew, subsequently managing to acquire the house that he lived in until his last days. 

 

Whenever there was an opportunity, their families from Mexico visited them until they adjusted their status in the United States, which allowed them to frequently travel to Mexico to see their relatives, my daughter and I were fortunate to see him on October 29, as always, he would look for ways to help me in everything I needed. 

 

Always a hard worker, he did not stop at any obstacle. With great effort and tenacity, he fulfilled his goals, including little by little the construction of a house in San José de Aura, his homeland, a place to which he was always deeply rooted ... one of his last wishes being to reunite his entire family from Mexico and the United States in his beloved town that saw him born. 

 

He leaves a great legacy in his large family in which he was always a pillar with his wife Rosario and of whom he was proud every day, his five daughters, one son, five sons in-law, twenty-five grandchildren, two grandsons in-law, one granddaughter in-law and five great-grandchildren.

 As his granddaughter Abby aptly put it:

 

 “Javier González, Papá Javier, Grand Pa, was loved by many and loved nearly everyone he came in contact with. This great man would often sacrifice everything he had in order to take care of an immediate need in somebody’s life. Unfortunately, that often meant that he was unprepared for the unexpected. We greatly appreciate everyone who has been helping and continues to help in this time of our great loss. Thank you all for everything. His sister Velia Gonzalez Gonzalez

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

Javier “El Pichi” González, de 68 años, de Center, falleció el Martes 1 de Diciembre de 2020 en Longview.


El velorio se realizará a partir de las 5:00 p.m. hasta las 8:00 p.m. del Jueves 10 de Diciembre de 2020 en Watson & Sons Funeral Home en Center. El funeral se llevará a cabo a las 3:00 p.m., Viernes 11 de Diciembre de 2020, en la Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai en Tenaha con el Hno. Rafael Ramos oficiando. Seguirá el sepelio en Oaklawn Memorial Park en Center.


El Sr. González nació el 23 de Mayo de 1952 en San José De Aura, Coahuila, México, hijo de Enrique González Cantú y Eulalia González Gómez.


Le sobreviven su esposa, María Del Rosario González de Center; hijos, Claudia Gonzalez-Tello y esposo Alfredo de Center, Janeth Tello y esposo Fausto de Center, Ruth Gonzalez y esposo Juan de Center, Rosario Espinoza y esposo Oscar de Center, Guadalupe Flores y esposo Samuel de Center, y Javier Jesus Gonzalez de Center; nietos, María Mendoza y esposo Jhosue de Houston, Celia Del Rosario González de Center, José Carlos Tello y esposa Janet de Dallas, Abigail Tello-Rodríguez y esposo Henry de Center, Johan Gonzalez de Dallas, Aaron Tello de Center, Roxana Arcibar de Center , Juan González de Center, Eduardo Arcibar de Center, Ezekiel Arcibar de Center, Daniel Tello de Center, Alex Arcibar de Center, Emily Arcibar de Center, Ethan Arcibar de Center, Zaqueo Arcibar de Center, Alexee Tello de Center, Miguel Martinez de Center, Jocelyn Flores de Center, Angel Flores de Center, Xavier Martinez de Center, Eric Flores de Center, Ivan Espinoza de Center, Alexandra Tello de Center, Christian Tello de Center, y Set Espinoza de Center; bisnietos, Audrie Rodríguez, Michael Mendoza, María Tello, Jael Tello y Baby Tello; hermanos, Lilia González, José María González, Velia González, Enriqueta González y Luis Antonio González. Mejor amigo Oscar González.


Precedido en muerte por sus padres, Enrique González Cantú y Eulalia González-Gómez; suegros, Bernardo y Nicolasa Morales; hermanos, Emilio González, Enrique González y Carlos González.
Los portadores del féretro serán Alfredo Tello, Fausto Tello, Juan González, Oscar Espinoza, Samuel Flores, Henry Rodríguez, Jhosue Mendoza, José Tello, Aaron Tello, Juan González, Ezekiel Arcibar, Daniel Tello, y Zaqueo Arcibar. Portador honorario Javier Jesus González.


Con agradecimiento a la vida de mi hermano, devoto esposo, padre ejemplar, realizo esta breve remembranza como homenaje en estos momentos.


Javier González González, nació el 23 de Mayo de 1952 en San José del Aura, Coahuila, México, hijo de Eulalia González Gómez y Enrique González Cantú, séptimo hijo de nueve hermanos.
En 1958, toda la familia se trasladó a vivir a Monterrey, Nuevo León, teniéndo alrededor de 6 años, por lo que curso su educación basica en esa ciudad.


Siendo adolescente, empezó a realizar pequeñas chambitas, viajando periódicamente a “Aura”, lugar en donde decidió quedarse a vivir. Desconocemos quien y en que momento le apodaron “Pichi”, siendo así como era conocido en el pueblo hasta últimas fechas.


Contrajo matrimonio con María del Rosario González Balderas, procreando cinco mujeres y un varón; naciendo sus tres hijas mayores en Coahuila y el resto en Texas.


Empezó a irse de “mojado” a Estados Unidos en compañía de Don Beto Cárdenas, viajando continuamente de ida y vuelta a México; luego pasó su esposa y cada una de sus hijas, estableciendose en Center, Texas.


Junto a su esposa, trabajaron en los gallineros, en la pizca de huevos, entre otras labores, viviendo unidos toda su familia, de forma muy modesta. En algún momento en esos años, sufrió un grave accidente, que provocó le colocaran una placa en el cráneo.


Con el tiempo, incursionó siempre a lado de su esposa e hijos en otros trabajos, pero debido a problemas de salud, se vio en la necesidad de experimentar en diferentes actividades, como venta de ropa, botas, artículos de cuero, pan, limpiando yardas, reparando cercas, etc, quienes lo conocieron, saben de que les hablo!


Vivieron en una casa rodante, sin embargo, un lamentable accidente provocó un incendio en su hogar, lo que los obligó a vivir temporalmente con un sobrino, logrando posteriormente adquirir la casa que habitó hasta sus últimos días.


Siempre que hubo oportunidad, sus familias de México los visitaban hasta que regularizaron su estancia en Estados Unidos, lo que les permitió trasladarse frecuentemente a México a ver a sus familiares, teniéndo la fortuna mi hija y yo de verlo el pasado 29 de Octubre, ya que como siempre, buscaba como ayudarme en todo lo que requería.


Siempre muy trabajador, no se detenía ante ningún obstáculo. Con mucho empeño y tenancidad cumplió sus metas, incluida poco a poco la construcción de una casa en San José de Aura, su tierra natal, lugar al que siempre estuvo muy arraigado… siendo uno de sus últimos anhelos reunir a toda su familia de México y Estados Unidos en su amado pueblo que lo vió nacer.
Deja un gran legado en su numerosa familia de la que siempre fue pilar junto a su esposa Rosario y de quienes cada dia estuvo orgulloso, siendo actualmente 5 hijas, 1 hijo, 5 hijos políticos, 25 nietos, 3 nietos políticos y 5 bisnietos.


Como certeramente dijo su nieta Abby: 
“ Javier González, Papá Javier, Grand Pa, era amado por muchos y amaba a casi todas las personas con las que tenía contacto. Éste gran hombre, a menudo sacrificaba todo lo que tenía para atender una necesidad inmediata en la vida de alguien. Desafortunadamente, eso a menudo significaba que no estaba preparado para lo inesperado. Agradecemos enormemente a todos los que han estado ayudando y continúan ayudando en este momento de nuestra gran pérdida. Gracias a todos por todo. Su hermana Velia González González


Se pueden enviar condolencias y tributos en línea a www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 

Charles Roy Hutto

 

 

Charles Roy Hutto, 71, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on May 15, 1949 in Shelby County, Texas, to the late Freddie Hutto and Marie (Cordova) Hutto. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. 

 

Roy was raised in Shelby County.  He attended and graduated Timpson High School.  Roy’s hard work and determined work ethic was rewarded with his ownership of Hutto Wrecker and a service station for over 50 years. He has helped many people throughout the years in Timpson and surrounding areas.  Roy was a very kind man. He would do most anything to help someone out.  Roy loved his family and enjoyed visiting with folks.  

 

He is survived by his sisters, Helen Cruse of Carthage, Texas, Thelma Scott of Central Heights, Texas, Eva Lewis and husband David of Timpson, Texas; brothers, Thomas Hutto of Garrison, Texas, Ray Hutto and wife Mary of Timpson, Texas, Rex Hutto and wife Gwen of Center, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; his precious dog Harley; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Freddie and Marie Hutto; and brother, Jerry Cordova.

The family would like to express special thanks to Encompass Home Health and Affinity Hospice for the exceptional care that was extended to Roy during his illness. 

 

Pallbearers serving will be Emmitt Yarbrough, Lenny Gaddis, Chase Hutto, Rodney Adams, Marc Quist, Michael Hutto. 

 

Honorary pallbearer will be Keaton Smith.

 

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.

Martha Marie Miller

 

Martha Marie Miller, 90, of Shelbyville, Texas passed away on December 7th, 2020 in Shreveport, LA.  Born August 9th, 1930. Martha is the Daughter of Lonnie Burl Davis and Carrie Frances Davis. Graveside service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, December 11th, 2020 at Rather Cemetery.

 

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.

 


 

Kathleen Noble

 

 

Kathleen Noble, 76, of Lumberton, Texas passed away on December 1st, 2020 in Beaumount, Texas. Born August 11th, 1944, in Frankston, Texas, Kathleen is the daughter of Steve Bell and Mildred Lookabaugh.Visitation will be from 9:00AM to 10:30am on December 12th, 2020 at Mangum Funeral Home Center ,Tx. Graveside Service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday December 12th, 2020 at Oaklawn Memorial Park Center, Tx. 

Kathleen is survived by her Daughters, Noelle Noble of Center, Texas, Christie Pickens and husband Chris of Lumberton, Texas: Sisters, Silver Motley and husband Luke of Center, Texas, Linda Lane and husband Wardlow of Center, Texas: Grandchildren, Austin Pickens and Brianna of Lumberton, Texas, Cortney Stelly and Chris of Christiana, Tennessee, Abby Pickens and Fiance Trey Hutto; Great Grandchildren, Ryan and Kayla Pickens. Numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

Kathleen is proceeded in death by her Husband, Charles Noble; Parents Steve and Mildred Bell and Brother, Steven Ray.

Pall Bearers: Chris Stelly, Trea Hutto, Luke Motley III, Mark Massey, Lynn Smith and Cord Will.


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

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

 


 

Mark Wayne Campbell

 

 

Mark Wayne Campbell, 64, of Port Arthur, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020, in Port Arthur.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County.  


Born July 14, 1956, Mark is the son of the late Carol Truman Campbell and Joyce Ann Carter Campbell.  He was a member of Stone Gate Baptist Church in Port Arthur.
He is survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Carol Truman Campbell and Joyce Ann Carter Campbell; grandparents, Jim Fred Campbell and Callie Tom Furlow Campbell and Smith Carter and Della Ballard Carter.


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

Sharon Ann Railey Holt

 

 

Sharon Ann Railey Holt, 73, of Logansport, Louisiana passed away Friday, December 4, 2020, in Shreveport.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Frankie Mathis and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.  Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.


Sharon was born October 21, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Lewis and Sadie Davis Railey.  On September 6, 1965, she married Gunter Holt.  She adored her family and her wonderful friends and they adored her as well.  Sharon was known as “Nanny” to not only her grandkids, but also to her extended family.  Seeing the grandkids play ball was always a highlight and Sharon attended every game possible. She was a member of Cowboy Church in Bethel, Louisiana, where she had a church family whom she dearly loved.


She is survived by her children, Denise Curry and Mack Ramsey and Larry Holt and wife Wendy.  Sharon is “Nanny” to Michael and Kayce Curry, Hillary Rutherford, Ryan and Michelle Curry, Sarah and Matt Smith, Cody and Elisha Holt, Shelby Holt, and Derik Holt.  She is “Great Nanny” to Taylor, Zoey, Easton, Madisyn, Jaxon, Mason, and Maizeleigh.  Sharon is also survived by her brother, Mike Railey and wife Carol; and a host of other family and friends.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Gunter Holt; grandson, Christopher Wade Curry; great grandson, Christopher Ryan Curry; and parents, Lewis and Sadie Davis Railey.


Pallbearers will be Michael Curry, Ryan Curry, Cody Holt, Derik Holt, Matt Smith, David Holt, Mack Ramsey, and Lennis Holt.


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

Larry Reynolds

 

 

Larry Reynolds passed away at his home in Center on Friday, November 27, 2020, just a few days after his 60th birthday. 


A graveside service will be held at the Reynolds Cemetery in Dreka at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 4. Brother Lamar Denby, Jr. will officiate.  


Larry was born on November 21, 1960 to Inez and G.B. Reynolds.  He was a member of West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1979.  He worked for Tyson Foods in Tenaha in the mechanic department for over 15 years which he loved.  He would later miss his coworkers and his job when he had to leave the company due to Parkinson’s. 


He will be remembered for his hearty laughter, his kind heart, and his love for his friends and family.  He enjoyed listening to music (especially rock and roll), doing puzzles, going fishing, going to the beach, working on cars, hanging out with friends, and talking on the phone or in person to his sister, Paula.


He is survived by:


Sisters:
Paula Harvey and husband, Caleb of Center
Phyllis Castillo and husband, Tony of Houston
Vicki Reynolds-Kutschinski of Kingwood
Nieces and Nephews:
Jenny Harvey, Adam Castillo, Olivia Castillo, Selina Kutschinski, Max Kutschinski, Anna Kutschinski and Lars Kutschinski
He is preceded in death by:
His parents, Inez and G.B. Reynolds
His niece, Christy Harvey


Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home and Cremation Services.  

 

 

Ray Neil McEachern    

 

 


NAME:     Ray Neil McEachern             AGE:     87

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Thursday, December 3, 2020, San Augustine, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:    July 31, 1933, San Augustine, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 2:00pm

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: NONE

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A
  
BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County, Texas

FATHER:           Maxie McEachern                            MOTHER: Exa (Mathews) McEachern

OCCUPATION:   Auto Sales/Banking

SURVIVED BY:  

 

Wife: Sue McEachern of San Augustine
Children: Ray Bryan McEachern of Austin
Susan Narta of the Woodlands
Edward McEachern and wife Roylene of San Augustine
David McEachern of San Augustine
Todd Newman of San Augustine 
                                 

Siblings: Stevie McEachern and wife Sherry, Jerry McEachern and wife Judy


Grandchildren: Britni & Clay VanEman, Katey & Chris Dotson, Lindsay & Adam
Kornegay, Allison Narta, Paige Narta, Ashley & Jeremy Lynch, Clint & 
Tamera McEachern, Mark & Courtney McEachern, Michael McEachern,
Megan McEachern


Great-grandkids: Gygan Dotson, Klayre Dotson, Madison VanEman, Ty VanEman,
Emma Claire Kornegay, Lydia Kornegay, Peyton McEachern, Weston McEachern


 **Preceded in death by parents Maxie and Exa McEachern; grandson Bryan McEachern; Son-in-law Rich Narta
 

Ella Mae Jenkins

 

 

Mrs. Ella Mae Jenkins, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Jenkins passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.   


Graveside service                           Visitation
Saturday, December 5, 2020           Friday, December 4, 2020
11 p.m.                                          2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
New Hope Cemetery                        Garner & Son Chapel
Rev. George Simon, Officiating


SURVIVORS 


Sons:    

 

Donny Jenkins (Shayvon) of Shelbyville, Texas
Kenderick Jenkins (Farlesha) of San Augustine, Texas

 

Daughters        

 

Lawanda Berry Weathered (Leonard) of Geneva, Texas
Yolanda Tanner of Lufkin, Texas
Lakeitha  Simmons (Jamie) of Lufkin, Texas
Pamela Jenkins (Donothon) of Lufkin, Texas

 

21 Grandchildren    8 Great Grandchildren

9 brothers  and sisters    Helen Ruth Martin of Phoenix, AZ


Helen Jean Henson (Billy) of Houston, Texas
Tommy Berry (Barbara) of Tenaha, Texas
Evangelist Wanda Kay Berry of Spring, Texas
Linda Smith (Jimmy) of San Augustine, Texas


Carolyn Malone (Cliff) of San Augustine, Texas                 
Margret Berry of San Augustine, Texas             
Jerry Berry of San Augustine, Texas
Terry Berry (Minnie) of San Augustine, Texas

 

A host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives, and Friends.

 

Annie Pearl Pilot

 

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing Graveside service for Mrs. Annie Pearl Pilot (77) of Center, Texas. Mrs. Pilot died, November 29, 2020 at her sister’s home in Longview, Texas. Mrs. Pilot was born April 1, 1943 in San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Pilot is a graduate of the 1961 C.H. Daniels High School.  Graveside services will be Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas at 11:00 A.M.     Brother Freddie D. Wilson will officiate. 


In God’s care she leaves her adult son Christopher Pilot of Center, TX, Sister, Margie(Lamar) Turner of Longview. Her grandchildren; Christal Jackson of Ft. Worth, Chataka “Danielle” Pilot of Lufkin, Christopher Jr.(Jennifer) Pilot of Temple, TX and Jakayla Pilot of Shreveport, La. Her only living Aunt Hazel Brown of Longview.  Her nieces, nephew and a host of cousins, great grands, family, and friends.  


Visitation will be Friday, December 4, 2020 at Hicks Chapel (804 MLK Drive Center, Texas 75935) from the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. 


    Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and graveside services.  All safety procedures are strictly enforced. 

 

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

Linda Hamilton Campbell

 

 

 

Hicks Mortuary and Community Funeral Home of Tyler Texas are announcing funeral service for Mrs. Linda Hamilton Campbell (67) of Tyler, Texas.  Mrs Campbell is the daughter of the late Luke and Rose Mae Hamilton.   Mrs. Campbell was born on September 15, 1953 and died November 26, 2020 in Tyler, Texas.    The funeral service will be Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Peoples Missionary Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas and burial will be at Hopewell Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Tyler, Texas.

 
Local Survivors:


Aunts: Margie Bennett and Mozell Smith of Center, Texas


Uncle:  Jim Yarbrough of Center, Texas 

 

 

Noble Ruth Ross

 

Noble Ruth Ross, 89, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Coy Hicks officiating.  Interment will follow at Tennessee Community Cemetery in Tenaha.


Mrs. Ross was born August 3, 1931, in Shelby County, to Mood Anderson Woodfin and Ruth Arbith Despine Woodfin.


She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Doggett of Logansport, Louisiana, and Joyce Atwater of Washington State; grandchildren, John Paul, Larry, Jamie, and Michelle; sister, Doshia Ann Hamilton of Joaquin; brothers, Virgil Joe Woodfin of the Tennessee Community of Shelby County, Jerry B. Woodfin of Gary, and Herbert C. Woodfin; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Edwin Ross; son, Paul Hollis Luman Jr.; and parents, Mood Anderson Woodfin and Ruth Arbith Despine Woodfin.


Pallbearers will be Jerry B. Woodfin, John D. Woodfin, James C. Woodfin, Andy Woodfin, Guy Woodfin, and Jeff Woodfin.


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

Conway Hunter "Bubba" Mallory III

 

 

Conway Hunter “Bubba” Mallory III, 61, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 23, 2020 in Center, Texas. Born September 12, 1959, in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the son of the late Dr. Conway Hunter Mallory Jr. and Joann Howell Mallory. Bubba’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.


Bubba attended and graduated Center High School. After graduation he attended Tyler Junior College. He worked for Dunhal Pharmaceutical Dental Division for several years in East Texas and western Louisiana. He worked in Houston before moving back to work for George Ihlo as a brick laborer, worked for his brother in law hanging wall paper, electrical work for East Texas Poultry Supply, and worked for Midwest Fiberoptics and also in the natural gas field. For the past few years he has been self-employed. Bubba thought he could fix anything, but it didn’t always work out. Bubba was a big hearted and very generous man when he could be. His health has taken a toll on him the last few years. 


The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Billy Ihlo and Mark Twain Livingston for being his best friends through it all. 


Bubba is survived by his daughter, Courtney Foster and son Ethan Foster; grandson, Ethan McCracken; brother, William “Bill” Howell Mallory and wife, Anne; sister, Connie Wilkinson and husband Cliff; nephews, Sean Wright of Friendswood and children, Hayley Potter, Taylor and Ashton Wright; and, Gavin Wright and wife Jennifer of Pearland and children, Gage and Jake Wright, Catherine Mallory of Houston, and son David Vasquez, Howell Mallory and wife Becky of Houston, children Parker and Levi Mallory; Elizabeth Wilkinson of Houston, Julie Wilkinson of Center, Lisa Parker of Houston; great nephews and nieces, William Jaxon and London Anne Parker; Mason and Maverick Potter, and Brooke Wright. He loved his family and friends and they will miss him dearly. 


He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Conway Hunter Jr. and Joann Howell Mallory; sister, Ginny Mallory Wright; grandparents, Conway Hunter Mallory Sr. and Virginia, and Greshen and Lucille Howell.


A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.
 

Tommie L. Taylor

 

 

Mr. Tommie L. Taylor, age 91, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Jenkins passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at home in San Augustine, Texas.   

 

Graveside service    


December 5, 2020
12 Noon
Lane Town Cemetery
Rev. S. J. Clark, Officiating

Visitation
Friday, December 4, 2020
2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 

 

Sons     

            Bill Taylor of San Augustine, Texas
            Kenneth Taylor of San Augustine, Texas
            
Daughter

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

 

23 Grandchildren        51 Great-Grandchildren        9 Great-Great Grandchildren

 

Sister    

          Dorothy Wilson of San Augustine, TX 
          Annie Pearl Biggers of San Augustine, TX
          Virginia Booth of Nacogdoches, TX

 

Special Brother-in-law    Mack Harper of San Augustine, Tx

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

 

Ella Mae Jenkins

 

Mrs. Ella Mae Jenkins, age 64, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mrs. Jenkins passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.  

 
Graveside service    
Saturday, December 5, 2020
11 p.m.
New Hope Cemetery
Rev. George Simon, Officiating

 

Visitation
Friday, December 4, 2020
2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 

Sons:    Donny Jenkins (Shayvon) of Shelbyville, Texas
            Kenderick Jenkins (Farlesha) of San Augustine, Texas

 

Daughters  

Lawanda Berry Weathered (Leonard) of Geneva, Texas
Yolanda Tanner of Lufkin, Texas
Lakeitha  Simmons (Jamie) of Lufkin, Texas
Pamela Jenkins (Donothon) of Lufkin, Texas

 

21 Grandchildren    8 Great Grandchildren

9 brothers and sisters        

 

Helen Ruth Martin of Phoenix, AZ
Helen Jean Henson (Billy) of Houston, Texas
Tommy Berry (Barbara) of Tenaha, Texas
Evangelist Wanda Kay Berry of Spring, Texas
Linda Smith (Jimmy) of San Augustine, Texas

 

Margret Berry of San Augustine, Texas
Jerry Berry of San Augustine, Texas
Terry Berry (Minnie) of San Augustine, Texas

 A host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives, and Friends.

 

 

Marie Virginia Nail Humphries-Haltom

 

 

Marie Virginia Nail Humphries-Haltom, 96, of Crosby, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at her residence.

 

Marie was born December 7, 1923 in Center, to parents; Frank Dilliard and Ima Daisy Holt Nail, and has resided in the Crosby area since 1956.  She was a graduate of Center High School, a former secretary for Crosby ISD, and held membership with Crosby United Methodist Church and Women’s Aglow Fellowship.  Marie was also a licensed minister and volunteered at local nursing homes as well as Plane State Jail in Dayton.  Marie also enjoyed quilting, gardening, and fellowship with others.

 

Mrs. Haltom was preceded in death by her parents:  Frank and Ima Nail, husbands:  Joseph Alton Humphries and James Hubert “Red” Haltom, sons:  Ronnie Humphries and Michael Humphries, stepson:  Tony Haltom, and brother:  Blake Nail.  She is survived by her son:  Joe Lynn Humphries and wife JoAnn, daughter:  Valerie Avonne Haltom and life partner Cindy Bowling, daughter-in-law:  Judy Humphries, grandchildren:  Sarah Humphries, J.R. Humphries and wife Tess, Susan Humphries, Richard Haltom and wife Melissa, Amy Strickland and husband Lynn, Allen Haltom and wife Mandy, Joyce Bowling, and Roy Bowling, great-grandchildren:  Loxley Humphries, Roscoe Humphries, Katalina Mendez, Zander Westergard, Kayce Strickland, Emma Haltom, and Kindal Moreau, her devoted caregivers:  Maria Rojas, Carin Loeser, and Heavenly Martinez, numerous other relatives, and friends.

 

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at he Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel in Baytown.  Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Antioch Cemetery in Center.

 

 

Noble Ruth Ross

 

 

Noble Ruth Ross, 89, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Coy Hicks officiating.  Interment will follow at Tennessee Community Cemetery in Tenaha.


Mrs. Ross was born August 3, 1931, in Shelby County, to Mood Anderson Woodfin and Ruth Arbith Despine Woodfin.


She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Doggett of Logansport, Louisiana, and Joyce Atwater of Washington State; grandchildren, John Paul, Larry, Jamie, and Michelle; sister, Doshia Ann Hamilton of Joaquin; brothers, Virgil Joe Woodfin of the Tennessee Community of Shelby County and Jerry B. Woodfin of Gary; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Edwin Ross; son, Paul Hollis Luman Jr.; and parents, Mood Anderson Woodfin and Ruth Arbith Despine Woodfin.


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

Betty Jo Webb

 

 

Betty Jo Webb, 80, of Center, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 29, 2020, in Garrison.


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman officiating. Visitation with limited family present will begin prior to the service at Noon.  Private family graveside will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  The family requests social distancing be observed.


Betty was born in Hemphill, Texas, on July 19, 1940, to Carter Arnold and Connie White.  She graduated from Hemphill High School in 1958.  She married Robert Stephen Webb on February 9, 1963.  Steve and Betty made their home in Center.  They spent 50 years together until his death in 2013.  Over the years, all the neighborhood kids could be found playing around the Webb’s house.  


Betty started a career in banking and loved her job and customers.  She worked at Farmers State Bank for 34 years until retirement.  She loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church of Center.  Betty also served on Housing Authority Board of City of Center for over 20 years.
Betty loved her family and friends dearly.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching them grow.  She always looked forward to a visit from her friends to catch up.  She was an avid reader and loved a good book.  Betty touched many lives and will be missed by everyone.
She is survived by her sons, Barry Webb and wife Michelle of Crystal Beach, TX, and Darren Webb and wife Wendi of Lago Vista, TX; sister, Linda Horton of Hemphill, TX; brother-in-law, Millard Smith of Hemphill, TX; sister-in-law, Mildred Webb of Center, TX; grandchildren, Emily Webb of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Taylor Webb of Lago Vista, TX, Mallory Webb of Lago Vista, TX, Trace Greer of Nacogdoches, TX, and Tatum Greer of New Braunfels, TX; great grandchildren, Charlotte Webb of Lago Vista, TX, Averi Greer of Nacogdoches, TX, and Addison Greer of Nacogdoches, TX; numerous nephews, nieces, and a host of family and friends.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Steve Webb; parents, Carter Arnold and Connie White; sister and brother-in-law, Billie Ruth and Alvin Ferguson; sister, Johnnie Mae Smith; brother-in-law, Eugene Webb.


Pallbearers will be Michael Spells, Allen Metcalf, George Stubblefield, Randy Smith, Chris Mayfield, and Eric Williams.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Webb, Robert Ferguson, Kenneth Ferguson, and Ronald Ferguson.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Affinity Hospice, 203 Hurst St., Center, Texas 75935, or First Baptist Church 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935.


Barry and Darren would like to thank the staff at Garrison Nursing Home for taking great care of their mother during her time there. 


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

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