Obituaries Archives for 2021-01

Bobby Norman Ray Nickerson (Updated)

Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas (936)598-3865


Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Retired Army Sergeant Bobby Norman Ray Nickerson  (55) of Lawton, Oklahoma. Funeral service will be Friday, January 29, 2021 at Hicks Chapel at 12:00 noon. Brother Freddy Wilson will be officiating. 


On November 22, 1965, Bobby Norman Ray Nickerson was born in Center, Texas to R.L. and Melissa Nickerson. Sergeant Bobby Norman Ray Nickerson died January 16, 2021 at a local hospital in Lawton.

 

Bobby accepted at an early age, attending church often.

 

Bobby is a 1985 graduate of Center High School in Center, Texas. After completing high school Bobby enlisted in the United States Army. He was a decorated veteran who served his country for nearly 22 years.

 

After many accomplishments and goals Bobby attended Great Plains Technical College for 4 years. Bobby had a passion for fishing and hunting. He loved being outdoors, socializing, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Bobby is preceded in death by his parents R.L. & Melissa Nickerson; sister Darlene Nickerson; niece Tamara Nickerson; aunts, Mary Harris, Mary Edwards, Kay Nickerson, and Dollie Mann; and uncles John Nickerson, Chester Smith, and Curtis Smith.

 

Sgt. Nickerson was an accomplished man, loving father, a leader, mentor, and a brave and honorable soldier. Bobby leaves to cherish his memories with wife, Lucretia Nickerson; two children Jaylon and Jerome Lartigue; brothers Robert Nickerson, Calvin Smith, and Danny Brown; two sisters Debra Nickerson, Laginia Weatherly (Donald) ;  two sisters-in-law, Yolanda and Germaine Gauthia; in laws Judy and the late Larry Gauthia and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, colleagues and friends.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

 

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

 

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


 

Alma Goodwin Grace

Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas (936)598-3865


Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mrs. Alma Goodwin, Grace (83) of Timpson, Texas. Mrs. Grace was born to L.Z. Goodwin and Mazana Sanders, Goodwin in Center, Texas. Mrs. Grace died on January 24, 2021 at her residence. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Friendship Bobo at 11:00 A.M.  Rev. Jeremy Moore officiating.  Rev. Charleston Johnson eulogist.


Mrs. Grace is survived by:
Sons:  Kenneth Goodwin (Debra) of Timpson, Texas; Keith Riggins of Timpson, Texas; and Roy Riggins (Linda) of Carthage, Texas 
Stepsons:  Roger Grace of Timpson, Texas and Horace Grace of Killeen, Texas 
Daughters:  Theresa Pitts of Timpson, Texas; Remona Taylor (Carl) of Missouri City, Texas; Lisa McClure (Aubrey “Petee”) of Timpson, Texas
Brother: Leonard Goodwin (Wilda) of Houston, Texas
Sisters:  Clara Johnson of Missouri City, Texas; Rosie Stephenson of Nacogdoches, Texas; Catherine Goodwin of Center, Texas; Horcey Hawkins of Morton, Texas; and Lela Jenkins of Timpson, Texas

 

Visitation will be Friday, January 29, 2021 at Hicks Chapel 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 


 

Betty Ann Parker Robertson

WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST

CENTER, TEXAS 75935

PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944

www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

 

Betty Ann Parker Robertson, 88, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021, at her home.

 

Graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Rev. Carol Clifford Turner and Rev. Malcolm Monroe officiating. 

 

Born September 24, 1932, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Betty is the daughter of George Duke Parker and Lennie Persis Barron Parker.  She earned her Masters Degree and went on to become a teacher, teaching 4th grade at Center ISD for 38 years.  Simultaneously, Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother or “Mur” to many children.  Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was active in Children, Youth, and Women’s Programs. 

 

She is survived by her daughters, Amy Lyn Robertson of Center and Lea Ann Robertson of Center; granddaughter, Ashlyn Forbis and husband Adam of Troup; great grandchildren, Landon Ray Forbis and Hudson Lane Forbis of Troup; extended family, Janet Gomez Romero and husband Guadalupe, Rudy Romero, Michelle Gomez, Fatima Romero, Carmen and Juan Navarro, Santiago Navarro, and Jose Navarro; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives, and a host of friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harold Dean Robertson; brothers, Dan Parker and Guy Parker; sister, Ray Davis; and niece, Jane Ellen Jones.

 

In addition to flowers, memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Center.

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

Imogene Davis Lawrence

WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME
PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST
CENTER, TEXAS 75935
PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944
www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

Imogene Davis Lawrence, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Nacogdoches.


Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Strong Cemetery in Huxley with Bro. Wayne Binkley officiating.  


Born December 2, 1929, in Huxley, Imogene is the daughter of the late R.E. Davis Jr. and Elnor Morris Davis.  She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Huxley.


She is survived by her children, Cyndy Lawrence Sandidge and husband Bo and Lori Lawrence Hall and husband Rusty; grandchildren, Syndra and Harlie Aaron, Jessica and Michael Stark, Daniel and Jennifer Finefrock, Austin Finefrock, and Hannah Hall; great grandchildren, Kolby, Brianna, Shelby, Maddi, and Carter; and sisters, Bernadine Walley, Lorelei and Johnny Mathews, and Phyllis and Larry Wandling.


She is preceded in death by her husband, L.P. Lawrence; daughter, Eleanor Lawrence Finefrock; parents, R.E. Davis Jr. and Elnor Morris Davis; and brothers, Lynn Morris Davis, Jimmy Earl Young, and James E. (Sonny) Davis.


Pallbearers will be Larry O’Rear, Lynn Davis, Phillip Scarborough, Levi Willoughby, Hannah Hall, Kaley Nowicki, Daniel Finefrock, and Austin Finefrock.


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

Clifford Paul McDonald Sr.

 

NAME:     Clifford Paul McDonald Sr.            AGE:     71

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Sunday, January 24, 2021, Lufkin, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    January 16, 1950, Houston, Texas

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11:00 am

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Clawson Assembly of God, Pollok, Texas

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
  
BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine, Texas, Wednesday, January 26, 3:00pm

FATHER:  Paul McDonald                            MOTHER: Bobbie (Schoppe) McDonald Knox

OCCUPATION:   Postmaster

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Jeanne McDonald of San Augustine
                                Children: Jennifer Lowe and husband Matt of Lufkin
                                                 Lathan McDonald and wife Shanna of Buna
                                                 Jessica Ponder and husband David of Lufkin
                                                Clifford McDonald Jr. and wife Jennifer of Palestine
                                                Shannon Harris and husband Brian of Mt. Belvieu
                                 Grandchildren: Austin, Addison, and Aiden Ponder
                                                             Sidney and Weston Lunsford
                                                             McKenzie McDonald
                                                             Cheyanne McDonald
                                Step-Dad: Thurman Knox
                                Sisters: Paulette Kasper, Cheryl Duckett
                                 Brother: Stephen Knox
 **Preceded in death by parents Paul McDonald & Bobbie Knox; brother Roger McDonald


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
 

Maxine Moore Keiling

 

Maxine Moore Keiling, 92, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Tim Perkins officiating.  Family will meet at Watson & Sons Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m.

 

Born February 11, 1928, Maxine is the daughter of the late Marshall Chapman Thomason and Zora Lane Thomason.  She was of the Church of Christ faith.

 

She is survived by her children, Tresa Ross Pearce and husband Billy of Center, Lynn Moore and wife Lucy Ann of Port Arthur, and Debbie Childs and husband Albert of Arkansas; stepsons, Hans Keiling and wife Valerie of Leander and Johnny Moore of Mt. Ida; grandchildren, Stephanie Brungardt and husband Doug of Hays, Kansas, Steven Howard and wife Kim of Houston, Stacy Davids of Santa Fe, Jamie Lindsey and husband Thomas of San Augustine, Kristy Dunn of Charleston, Arkansas, Courtney Moore of Arkansas, and Kateleen and Hanne Keiling of Leander; 15 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

 

Preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Chapman Thomason and Zora Lane Thomason; husband, Austin Moore; husband, Hans Keiling; and son, Mark Moore.

 

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

 

 

Thelma Miller Moore

 

Thelma Miller Moore, 85, of Green Cove Springs, Florida passed away on January 19th, 2021. Born September 17th, 1935, in Bossier City Louisiana, Thelma is the daughter of James Paul Miller and Opal Era Miller. Graveside Service will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday January 24th, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches, Texas.

 

Thelma was a long time resident of Bossier City, LA.

Thelma was survived by her daughter Debbye Knotts; Grandchildren, Brandy Hammons, (Jason Lamar), Danielle Knotts, Shannon Knotts, Carrie Reiser and Mark; Great Grandchildren, 4.

Preceded in death by husband- Hubert Moore, son- Lester Glenn Moore and son in law Randy Knotts

 

 

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.

 

 

Gustavus Netherly

Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas (936)598-3865


Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Mr. Gustavus Netherly of Center, Texas.  Mr. Netherly was born on February 4, 1955.   Mr. Netherly died on January 20, 2021 at his residence.   Graveside service will be Sunday, January 24, 2021 at East Liberty Cemetery in the East Liberty Community at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Steven G.  Standley will be officiating. 


Mr. Netherly is survived by:
Wife:  Sheretta Netherly 
Sons:  Tremaine Hewitt of Center, Texas; Justin Netherly of Baytown, Texas; Orlandus Garrett of Roundrock, Texas; and Cameron Lathan of Houston, Texas
Brother:  Weldon Greer Jr. of Center, Texas
Special Nephew and Niece:  Michael (Shonda) Greer and La Toya Greer
Uncle:  Lawrence Ray Netherly of Center, Texas
Special Aunt:  Ozell Garrett of Shelbyville, Texas
Mother-in-law:   Mary (Howard) Garrett of Center, Texas 
Sister-in-law: Sherry (Barry) Garrett-Miller of Richmond, Texas 
Special Friend:  Vernon Garrett of Lufkin, Texas 
Visitation will be Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Hicks Chapel 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 entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935
Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 


 

John Franklyn Mathews (updated)

Percy Garner & Son Mortuary

P. O. Box 491 – 304 Ironosa Rd.

San Augustine, Texas 75972

Phone# (936) 275-2511   FAX# (936) 275-3481

percygarnerandson@yahoo.com

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

DOB: 07/19/1949                    DOD: 01/18/ 2021

 

Mr. John Franklyn Mathews, age 71, of San Augustine, TX passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center, Texas. 

 

Graveside service                                                                  

 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

1:00 p.m.

St. Luke Cemetery

Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating

 

Visitation

 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS

 

1 daughter                                   Jessica Davis(Demarcus) of San Augustine, Texas

 

2  granddaughters

 

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

 

                As well as  a host of other relatives and friends

Frederick B Johnson

 

Frederick B Johnson passed away on Monday at the age of 53.

 

Services will be at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville at 2:00PM on Friday with Dr. Freddie Wilson officiating.

 

Burial will be in Rather Cemetery under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home.

 

Visitations will begin 4-7 Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Sid Roberts Chapel.

 

Date of birth: August 5th, 1967                   Date of Death: 1-18-2021

Gaylon D. Pratt

Mr. Gaylon D. Pratt of Joaquin, TX passed away at his home on January 18,2021.
Gaylon was born August 3, 1946 in Randolph, TX to Paul D and Lila (Rigsley) Pratt 
Gaylon is survived by:


His wife of 31 years Debra Eaves Pratt of Joaquin, Tx 
Daugher: Michelle Pratt of Garland, TX 
Step Daughters:
Michelle Askew Ukairo and husband Fidelis of Lancaster, TX 
Christina Askew Sims and husband Ricky of Center 
Grandchildren:
Jessica Tennison and husband Michael of Dallas 
Taylor Partlow and wife Hannah of Nacogdoches 
Trevor Partlow and wife Sierra of Center 
Paige Sims and fiance James Jones of Center 
Mallory Sims of Center 
Great-Grandchildren:
Kylian Tennison 
Maverick Partlow
And 2 that will be born in April of this year.
Sister: Virginia Pratt Todd and husband Bobby of Randolph, TX 
Numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.


Gaylon is preceded in death by his parents Paul D. and Lila Pratt, Sister, JoNeta Pratt Lewis, Brothers, Charles Pratt and Larry Pratt, Father and Mother-in-law, Jackie and Adell Eaves of Tenaha, TX


Gaylon was very loved by many, he was a man who never meet a stranger and you could always count on him to tell you a joke to just make you laugh. He was a very hard worker, who loved life and his family and many friends. Gaylon will be greatly missed, may he fly high and rest in peace.
 

 

Alva Laurie "Wag" Wagstaff

Alva Laurie "Wag" Wagstaff, a resident of Moss Bluff, Louisiana passed away peacefully on January 17, 2021 at the age of 86. He was born in Center, Texas to Elise and Odell Wagstaff on February 7, 1934.

 

Alva retired from Halliburton after 30 years. He attended First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed singing in the church choir and being involved with the senior church group. He also drove the church bus for the senior group and the youth group.

 

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jimmie Evelyn Wagstaff ; two daughters, Laura Lambert and husband, Gary W. Lambert of Tomball, Texas and Jackie Mitchell of Houma, La. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Nicole LeBoeuf and husband, Jessie; Kristy Montgomery and husband, Jeff; Perry Boudin and Lori Farrell. He is also survived by his eleven great grandchildren, Tylor Olivier, Kassidy Montgomery, Lakien Olivier, Brennon Olivier, Sarah LaBoeuf, Kirstyn Montgomery, Ayden Farrell, Kami Montgomery, Damon LaBoeuf, Laurie LaBoeuf, and Colton Farrell and one great great grandchild, Daxton Adams. He is also survived by his brothers, Darrell Wagstaff and Phillip Wagstaff.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elize and Odell Wagstaff.

 

The family will receive friends Friday, January 22, 2021 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Moss Bluff, 276 Old Highway 171, Lake Charles, LA. The family will also receive friends Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until noon at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, 1554 TX-7, Center, Texas with interment to follow at Patroon Cemetery, Center, Texas.

 

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to First Baptist Church Moss Bluff, 276 Old Highway 171, Lake Charles, La.

 

Naomi Goodwyn

Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas (936)598-3865

 


Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Mrs. Naomi Goodwyn (94) of Center, Texas.  Mrs. Goodwyn was born on April 17, 1926 to George Greer and Emily Mathis Greer.   Mrs. Goodwyn died on January 18, 2021, at Focus Care Nursing Home in Center, Texas.  Graveside service will be Saturday, January 23, 2021 at St. John Cemetery in the Africa Community at 1:30 P.M. Bro. Marlin Cloudy will be officiating. 


Mrs. Goodwyn is survived by:

Sister:  Wyomia Allen of Dallas, Texas 
Brother-in-law:  Jim Yarbrough of Center, Texas 
Sister-in-law:  Mozell Smith of Center, Texas 
A host of nieces and nephews 

 

Visitation will be Friday, January 22, 2021 at Hicks Chapel 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 entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935


Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 


 

Nancy Carolyn Moore

WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME
PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST
CENTER, TEXAS 75935
PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944
www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

NEWS RELEASE: January 19, 2021
 

Nancy Carolyn Moore, 80, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, in Waco.
Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2021, at New Hope Cemetery in Center with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  


Born June 8, 1940, in Center, Ms. Moore is the daughter of the late Ruby and Robert Adams Sr. Her hobby was fishing.


She is survived by her children, Franklin Moore of Carthage, Jimmy Moore and wife Wanda of Hemphill, Cynthia Barbee of Garrison, JoAnn Sigler and husband Rick of Waco, Joe Glenn Moore and wife Dina of Erwin, Tennessee, and Jerry Moore of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Timothy Moore, Mary Moore, Michelle Gann, Jimmy Earl Moore, Megan Clark, Crystal Epps, Ruben Soto, Jacob Soto, Christopher Williams, Rachel Williams, April Moore, Michael Moore, Eric Moore, Nicolas Moore and Brandon Moore; and numerous great grandchildren. 


She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Moore; mother, Ruby Belsha; father, Robert Adams Sr.; brother, Robert Adams Jr.; and sister, Vera Nimitz.


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

Jackie Marie Ramsey

                                                                                                                                   

Jackie Marie Ramsey, 90, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2021 in Garrison Texas. She was born on March 2, 1930 in Longstreet, Louisiana, to the late E. L. B. Fuller and Odessa (Gates) Fuller. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Corinth Baptist Church, FM 1970N, Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Carroll Jones and Bro. Justin Timmons officiating. 

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10AM at Corinth Baptist Church, Timpson.

Jackie finished school and met the love of her life, James A. Ramsey. The two were married April 30, 1947 and had two children, Larry and Jacqueline.  Jackie enjoyed spending time in her flower garden, cooking for others, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.  

 

She was outside oftentimes watering her flowers, fruit trees, and shrubs.  Her kind, compassionate, yet stern demeanor made her the person she was.  Many knew Ms. Jackie as Granny Ramsey.  She kept many children over the years in her home.  Granny Ramsey made sure they were treated as her own.  She absolutely adored each child that was in her care.  She loved the Lord and served him through her church, Corinth Baptist Church.

 

Jackie is survived by her son, Larry Ramsey and wife Kathy; daughter, Jacqueline Samford and husband JW; 10 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren; brother, Gerald Fuller; sisters, Mary Ann Dozier, Jeanette Lee; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, James A. Ramsey; parents, E.L.B. and Odessa Fuller; 3 brothers; and 3 sisters; and one great granddaughter. 

 

Pallbearers serving will be Rick Napier, Colton Ramsey, Gabriel Ramsey, John Lawrence, Doy Cantrell, Lane Cantrell.  

 

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.

 


 

Stephen Lamar Glaze

 

Stephen Lamar Glaze, age 59, a resident of Mineral Springs, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home.

 

He was born July 26, 1961, in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Mr. Glaze enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, hunting, gardening, working outside and loved spending time with his family. He was a technician for Engineered products, Mulay Plastics, and Georg Fischer. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Bossier City, LA.

 

Mr. Glaze was preceded in death by his father, Ervin Lamar Glaze and his mother and stepfather, Clyde Marie (Clydie) Glaze Scott and Bo Scott; one sister, Cynthia (Cindy) Glaze Cox; one brother, Jeffery Wayne Glaze; one stepsister; Lisa Byrnes; one grandson, Malakai Mitchell Glaze; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Loyce and Mary Elaine Doughty; two brothers-in-law, Paul and David Doughty.

 

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Sue Doughty Glaze; one daugther, Tasha Glaze of Nacogdoches, TX; one stepdaughter, Lacy Elaine Budd and Husband Doug of Mineral Springs; one stepson, Kristopher Crocker of Bossier City, LA; Granddaugthers, Alexis Nichole Dupree, Katie Sue Budd, Stormy Lee Ann Crocker; two grandsons, Nicholas Tre Dupree, Johnathan Stephen Budd; one sister and brother-in-law, Terry and Eddie Hughes of De Queen; one stepbrother, Larry Scott and wife Pat; two nieces, Tiffany Jamison and husband Lance, Brandy Tarver and husband Jessie; three great nieces, Emma Pope, Alex Pope, Brianna Cox; one great great niece, Ellie Cox; four nephews and their families, Shane Hughes, Dylan Pederson, Chris Scott and Jay Scott, Great nephew, James Braydon Boone; two brothers-in-law, Ken and Beverly Doughty and Mark and Dochia Doughty and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

 

General viewing for Mr. Glaze will be held 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the Funeral Home.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Glaze will be held at 2:00PM, Sunday, January 17th, 2021 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Welch Officiating. Cremation will follow.

 

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

 

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfunerlhome.com

Damien Davis & Christian Dodd

 

Damien Davis, age 41, and his brother, Christian Dodd, age 31, both of Center, passed away Friday morning as the result of an auto accident. Services are pending.

Mark Crockett

 

Mark Crockett, age 39 of the Sexton Community, passed away Thursday the 14th in Houston. Services are pending.

Clemmon McCoy

 

Mr. Clemmon McCoy, age 83 of Center passed away Sunday the 17th at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. Services are pending.

Robert Codon

 

Mr. Robert Codon, age 81 of Shelbyville, passed away on Thursday morning at his home. His wishes were to be cremated and services will be held at a later date.

 

Faye Edwards

 

Miss Faye Edwards, age 57 passed away Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at UT Health Panola.

 

She was sent for cremation services at a later date.

 

She is survived by: 

 

1 Daughter: Jessica Faye Edwards

 

2 Sisters: Renna Hubbard of Center, TX

               Renell Reed of Center, TX

 

1 Brother: Rex White of Portland, OR.

Lennon Danel Edwards

Mr. Lennon Danel Edwards. age 63 of Center, passed away Sunday, January 10th, 2021 at his residence in Center. 

 

He was sent for Cremation services at a later date.

He is survived by:

 

1 Brother: Rex White of Portland, Oregon

 

2 Sisters: Renna Hubbard of Center, TX

               Renell Reed of Center, TX

Edward Hale Jr.

NAME:     Edward Hale Jr.             AGE:     87

ADDRESS:     Bronson, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Sunday, January 10, 2021, San Augustine, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    October 29, 1933, San Diego, Ca.

 DATE / TIME OF  : PRIVATE FAMILY

PLACE OF SERVICE:     N/A

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: NONE

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A
  
BURIAL:  Mary’s House of Refuge Cemetery, Bronson, Texas

FATHER:        Edward Joseph Hale Sr.    MOTHER: Thelma (Beatle) Hale

 

OCCUPATION:   Process Operator - Firestone

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Audrey Mae Hale of Bronson
                                Sons: Michael Edward Hale of Mauriceville
                                          Daniel Glenn Hale of Buna
                                          Gary Paul Hale of Lee’s Summit, Mo
                                Daughter: Kathy Hutson and husband Jerry of Bronson
                                14 Grandchildren; 4 Great-grandchildren
                                Sister: Mary Ellen Ener of Bridge City


 **Preceded in death by parents Edward & Thelma Hale; daughter Carolyn Ann Milam


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
 

Carrol Harvey Jernigan

Carrol Harvey Jernigan, 77 of Tenaha, TX passed away Saturday January 9th in Nacogdoches Tx due to Covid 19.

 

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held on January 25th at 6:30pm at Haslem Baptist Church in Joaquin, TX due to his wishes of cremation.


Carrol retired from his job at Tipton Ford Nacogdoches, TX of over 30 years and moved to the Logansport, La / Joaquin, TX area to be close to his children. Carrol spent time working and helping his children and grandchildren with multiple business ventures. Carrol was a member of The Corrigan Masonic Lodge #1103 in Corrigan, TX, He was also a member of FBC Haslem in Joaquin, TX where he was active for years with the food pantry and multiple other areas in the Church.


Carrol met his best friend and prayer partner of 15 years Mrs. Johnnie Bass at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Stanley, La. They spent the last 15 years running trot lines, hunting and taking care of each other. Carrol was his happiest frying fish for family and friends. They made their home for the last 5 years in Tenaha, TX. You could find Carrol working on the Farm with Tommy & Jan or
with Carl building shelves, porches or anything that needed done. There wasn’t much that Carrol couldn’t do.


Carrol believed in the Lord and knew that he would join him when his time was done on earth. At Family gatherings everyone always joked about his long prayers before meals. He wanted his family to know how much God meant and how important it was to thank him for family and time together. Carrol loved reading and studying his Bible.


He is survived by his partner, Mrs. Johnnie Bass of Tenaha, TX; Son, Carl Jernigan and
wife Vickie of Tenaha, TX; Daughters, Jan Rinkle and husband Tommy of Tenaha, TX,
Diane Pitts and husband Tony of Logansport, La, Kaye Bossier and husband Donny of
Logansport, La.


Grandchildren; Heather Harbison, Jennifer Forrest, Jessica Tompkins, Jacob Pitts,
James Pitts, Juliane Pitts, Joshua Jernigan, Lauren Smith, Zachary Bossier and Morgan
Watson. 12 great grandchildren and 3 that will be born this year.


Sisters; Letha Mae Watson of Conroe, TX and Margaret Nell Burlin and husband Robert of
Humble, TX: Numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.


Carrol is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Florene Jernigan, Daughter,
Shannon Jernigan; Sisters Catherine Puntch and husband John, Patsy Morrison and
husband Charles, Corene Jernigan.

Elizabeth "Beth" McCauley

Elizabeth “Beth” McCauley, 72, of Center, TX passed away on January 17, 2021. Born on May 21, 1948 to Willis Walton and Fay (Nunn) Chiles.


Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, TX with a Graveside Service at 2:00 PM at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze, TX.
She was a loving mother, wife, friend, and devoted Christian.


Mrs. McCauley is survived by her loving husband of 18 years, Bobby Lee McCauley; her daughter, Joy Lynett Fleming and husband, Jeremy, of Center; Stepdaughters, Tara Darlene Rash of Center and Rhonda Proffitt and husband, Darrell, of Center; brothers, Joel Chiles and wife, Martha, of Gainesville, GA; Daniel Chiles and wife, Michelle, of Arp, TX; sisters, Darlene Walker and husband, Jim, of Ben Wheeler, TX and Joyce Ellen Holton and husband, John, of Sanger, TX; Grandchildren Rileigh Peyton Windham, Jaydon Fleming, Jerin Fleming and Jaxon Fleming. Step Grandchildren Austin Miller and wife, Sheri, of Lakeport, TX, and Morgan Walker of Carthage; numerous nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren and close friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Fay Chiles and her brother, Bill Walton Chiles.


Funeral Services are being managed by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, TX.


The online guestbook can be signed at www.mangumfh.net

 

 

Walter Harold Baty

 

Walter Harold Baty was born in Anderson County on September 6, 1933. He passed away on January 16, 2021 in Shelbyville, Texas.  Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 2PM at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1PM at Mangum Funeral Home.
Harold is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Jo Enmon; sons Walt and wife Kellie of Shelbyville, and Will and wife Jill, of Shelbyville; and grandchildren Wade Baty, Ali Baty, and Stephanie Zipperer.  He is also survived by brother Sam Baty and wife Jenni of Houston; sisters Ida Baty of Tyler and Mary McKelvey of Palestine; and sisters-in-law Billie Bailey and Bettye Baty; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend of 65 years, Monty Moore.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Eva Jennings Baty; two brothers, Charles Baty and LeeRoy Baty; two sisters, Leona Wearden and Mickey Johnson; and brother-in-law Sherman Bailey.
Harold was the 5th child in a family of 8.  He grew up on the Neches River and attended Neches Public School as a youth.


In 1953 he graduated from Milby High School in Houston and started his college work at the University of Houston.


In 1954, he was drafted into the Army and joined the 82nd Air Borne as a paratrooper and a member of the All-American 504 Red Devils. He spoke fondly of his time in the Military. After serving his country he resumed his college career. He earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, working his way through college with no monetary assistance from anyone.


It was at SFA that he met his beautiful wife Mary Jo.  They married in 1959 and he began his teaching career in Galveston County at Bay Cliff Elementary School.


In 1962, he joined the faculty at Shelbyville School District as a Math Teacher, later becoming Jr. High Coach, High School Counselor, Jr. High Principal, High School Principal, and later Elementary Principal where he remained until his retirement in 1990 with 30 years in education.


After retiring from school business, he became a full time Farmer/Rancher on his farm in Shelbyville.


Mr. Baty also had religious, civic and professional involvement.  Having made a profession of faith at an early age, he has served at various churches throughout his life, and was currently a church member, deacon, and Sunday School Teacher at Ephesus Baptist Church.


He was a 50+ year member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32, a member of Gideons International, a Farm Bureau Member, a past Director of the Heritage Land Bank Board, and a past member of Shriner and Scottish Rites. He was a Lifetime Member of Texas State Teachers Association and served as President of the Shelby County Unit when it was active.


During his time as an educator, he was also a farmer/rancher.  He started the day by checking at least 4 houses of chickens, driving a school bus route, teaching all day, driving the return bus route, coaching during ball season at night, and to add to that, feeding 3 to 4 herds of cattle plus checking those chickens again every evening. 


He was all of this and a dedicated, loving husband and father to 2 growing boys.  Having grown-up without a father that was a good role model, he worked extremely hard to be a good father to his children and always be there for them.  He was a man who knew how to work, who taught his boys how to work, and was happiest when he was working the hardest.


No stranger to tragedy, in 1973, his son Walt was almost killed by a hit and run driver. Had it not been for the quick response of him, his son may not have survived.  Later Will totaled a brand new pick-up truck and walked away without a scratch. In 1995, Mr. Baty was diagnosed with cancer. He refused to be defeated.  In 2020, he was diagnosed with COVID-19.  Again he refused to be defeated.


There were triumphs along the way.  In 1987, both Will and Walt were married. They brought wonderful daughters into the family, but in 1997 the adoption of Ali, a beautiful little girl, put the icing on the cake. In 1998, the birth of Wade, a handsome young man and the fourth one to carry the initials of “WHB”, gave him “a joy unspeakable.” He was a happy man!


You may have heard him speak of his love for Shelby County. He often said “many are born here, but I chose to live here because of the people.” Harold Baty loved the people, and he especially loved Mr. Enmon, Mary Jo’s father. He loved him as if he were his own father, and Mrs. Enmon was one of his most avid supporters. He loved her dearly.


Harold Baty was not a man of many words. He was a quiet, gentle man who loved greatly. He was an endearing husband, a proud father, adoring grandfather, and a dependable, loving brother and trusted, giving friend. His place is one that will never be filled. He will be greatly missed… but he lived by faith that we will all be together again. 


Pallbearers serving will be Kenneth Hardy, Patrick Nethery, Chuck Bailey, Bradley Lovell, Lamar Rash, and Kevin Greathouse.


Honorary pallbearers serving will be Men of the Men’s Sunday School Class at Ephesus Baptist Church, and Men of Ephesus Baptist Church, Jimmy Strong, James “Tator” Cox, Gerald Corbell, Lane Chambers, and Clint Chambers.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideon’s International, 50 Century Blvd., Nashville, TN, 37214.


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

 
Mangum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


 

Mikel Wayne Sanford (updated)

WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST

CENTER, TEXAS 75935

PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944

www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

Mikel Wayne Sanford, 55, of Center, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

 

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m.  David Sanford and Chris Dockens will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Mikel was born November 15, 1965, in Center, Texas, to Robert and Nell Newberry Sanford.

He is survived by his son, Dustin Sanford of Center; daughters, Montanna Sanford of Channelview and Lexie Sanford of Spring; grandchildren, Gracie Sanford and Paisley Windham; stepson, Bradley Richards of Center; step granddaughter, Kiersten Richards of Center; brothers, Robert Sanford of Shelbyville, Tennessee and David Sanford and wife Shanna of Center; sisters, Linda Adams (O’Neal McCauley) of Nacogdoches, Betty Byrd and husband Bill of Channelview, Oveta Pyburn and husband James of Nashville, Tennessee, Vada Skelton and husband Jimmy of Garrison, and Jeannie Moore of Groveton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nell Newberry Sanford; brother, W.C. Sanford; sister, Ada Rasberry; and brother-in-law, Granville Rasberry; grandparents, William and Annie Sanford and Cary and Beatrice Newberry.

Pallbearers will be Chris Dockens, Devin Sanford, Dakota Sanford, Troy Keele, Robert Sneed, Julian Windham, Keith Shields, and and Christopher Dockens.

 

A special thanks to Gwen Grumbles and Tristin Nelams of Affinity Hospice.  Also, special thanks to very special friend, Chris Dockens and his mother, Ruth Ann Dockens.

 

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

 

Marilyn Jane Cooks

Miss Marilyn Jane Cooks, 56 of Tenaha, passed away Sunday morning at her residence.

 

Grave side services will be held Saturday 1:30PM at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha.

Interment will also be held at St. John Cemetery in Tenaha.

 

Pastor Pettis to officiate.

 

Miss Marilyn Jane Cooks is survived by:

 

Mother: Lou Willie Cooks of Tenaha

 

3 Daughters: Kristen Tutt of Tenaha

                    Kasey Cook of Tenaha

                    Bianca Williams of Tenaha

 

1 Son: Sean Fuller of Gloster, Louisiana.

 

4 Grandchildren

 

1 Sister: Sherry Cooks of Tenaha

 

4 Brothers: Jesse Lee Cooks of Tenaha

                 Jesse Earl Cooks of Tenaha

                 Jesse Cooks Jr. of Tenaha

                 Jesse John Cooks of Longview.

Betsy Chambliss

Betsy Chambliss, 82, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on January 14th, 2021 in Joaquin, Texas.  Born February 23rd, 1938, in Joaquin, Texas, Betsy is the Daughter of W. H. and Ellen Grayson. Graveside service will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, January 15th, 2021 at Strong Cemetery in Shelby county.

 

Betsy was a Pioneer servant in the ministry of Jehovah’s Witnesses for more than 17 years and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

 

Betsy was survived by her husband Burron (Benny) Chambliss of 68 years;

 

Son, Phillip Chambliss and Leann of Huxley, TX; Daughter, Lori Davis and husband Ronnie of Joaquin, TX;

 

Sister, Alene Whiddon and husband James of Joaquin, TX; Grandchildren, Tory Chambliss and wife Layla, Titus Chambliss and wife Wendi, Taylor Baez and husband David, Thatcher Chambliss, Karsten Davis and wife Carla, Nolan Chambliss and wife Heather, Hannah Carroll and husband Draper, Caitlyn Raybon and husband Lonny, Brian Chambliss, Joey Chambliss, Tazsa Chambliss and Kara Chambliss and Aydin Davis;

 

Numerous Great Grandchildren and Great-great Grand Children host of family and friends.

 

Preceded in death by her Parents – W.H. and Ellen Grayson, Sons- Tony Chambliss, Clovis Chambliss, Grandson- Ron Davis, Brothers-Tommy Alton Grayson, Paul Grayson and wife Ana, Sister- Susan Kawaja and husband Dean.

 

Special thank you to Affinity Hospice for their love and care to the family.

 

In lieu of flowers and Donations be made to

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness

3751 Loop 500 E Center TX,75935.

Mary Lou Lout (updated)

WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST

CENTER, TEXAS 75935

PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944

www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

Mary Lou Lout, 70, of Center, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021, in Center.

 

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Bro. Andy Wilson and Bro. Dathan Triplett will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Pallbearers will be Cody Russell, Garret Hill, Matt Arnett, Taylor Talavera, Brad Windham, John Phillip Windham, Michael Windham, Chuck Bussey, Darren Wiggins, and Rodney Williams.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard
Tomlin, Kinnie Adams, Kenneth Lout, Juan Salavador, Mike Lengl, and David Hailey.

 

Born November 15, 1950, Mary Lou is the daughter of the late Malcolm Lee Bussey and Mattie Lou Steele Bussey.  She was a member of Center First United Pentecostal Church in Center.

 

She is survived by her children, Susan Penick and husband Brandon of Center, Joanna Birdwell and husband Del of Center, and Charlie Lout and wife Rachel of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Mallory Russell and husband Cody, Morgan Hill and husband Garret, Bethany Arnett and husband Matt, Brynna Birdwell and boyfriend Taylor Talavera, Levi Birdwell, Aidan Lout, Keaton Lout, and Maddox Lout; sister-in-law, Linda Dreyer of Center; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lout; parents, Malcolm Lee Bussey and Mattie Lou Steele Bussey; sister, Barbara Windham; brother, Charlie Mac Bussey; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Maxie and Ruby Lee Lout; sister-in-law, Lucretia Bussey; and brother-in-law, John Dean Windham.

 

Mary Lou attended Center Public schools, the Hockaday School in Dallas, and graduated in May of 1969 from Center High School. She met the love of her life, Howard Lout, soon after and they married on December 23, 1969. Except for a short time attending Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, they made their home in Center, Texas where they reared three children.  After 50 years of marriage, Howard was called home this past April. She missed him greatly and joined him in Heaven on January 11, nine months to the day later. 

 

Mary Lou was a gifted writer, putting her talents to use in her chosen profession as a journalist. She worked at the East Texas Light Newspaper, the Light and Champion, and the Shelby Countian. She was widely known for her storytelling, photography, and her ability to turn a business idea into an eye-catching newspaper ad. Her REAL claim to fame, however, was her long-running humor column, “Off the Wall.” Described as part Erma Bombeck, part Andy Griffith, her column was enjoyed far and wide as she related the hilarity of her family and community’s everyday life as only she could.  

 

As co-owner of Lout Furniture Showrooms, or  “The Sunshine Place” as it was better known, her signature color, yellow, became evident in everything she touched - yellow furniture store, yellow Lincoln Mark 5, yellow delivery trucks for the furniture store. She liked those happy colors! 

Later in life, she taught 5th and 6th grades at Christian Learning Center and Center Christian Academy. 

 

Her most cherished title by far was the one of “Mammy” (as she was known to her grands.) She was immensely proud of each one and their accomplishments. She left her grandkids with treasured memories and a wonderful legacy. When she found out that she would be promoted to “Great Grand Mammy'' in April of 2021, she was over the moon. No doubt, her little Mooter would have been spoiled ROTTEN. 

 

She loved spending time with family, especially on trips to the beach. She loved being AT the beach, not necessarily ON the beach. 

 

She gave her life completely to Jesus at Campti Pentecostal Church and more recently attended Center First United Pentecostal Church where she was involved in various ministries over the years.

 

In her own words: 

“The most important things in my life are my Lord, my church, my family, and my friends. I always loved to find humor in everyday situations and believe that ‘a merry heart doeth good like a medicine’.”

 

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

 

Mr. Jimmy Earl "Flick" Bratchett

Percy Garner & Son Mortuary
P. O. Box 491 – 304 Ironosa Rd.
San Augustine, Texas 75972
Phone# (936) 275-2511   FAX# (936) 275-3481
percygarnerandson@yahoo.com


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


DOB: 09/06/1948         DOD: 01/09/ 2021
 

Mr. Jimmy Earl “Flick” Bratchett, age 72, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Bratchett passed away on Saturday, January 09, 2021 at Pine Grove Nursing Center in Center, Texas.   


Graveside service:                        
Saturday, January 16, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Mt. Dena Cemetery
Rev. Michael Jenkins

 

SURVIVORS 

Wife                              Katie Miles Bratchett of Lufkin, Texas 

 

Son                               Robert Earl Bratchett (Yolanda) of Lufkin, Texas

 

Daughter                       Joyce Casandra Bratchett Johnson of San Augustine, Texas

 

9 grandchildren              6 Great-Grandchildren

 

Brothers                        J. T. Bratchett of San Augustine, Texas

 

5  Sister                        Beatrice Weathered of San Augustine, Texas
                                    Rosie Bluford of San Augustine, Texas
                                    Nancy Gray of Center, Texas
                                    Carrie Boykins (E. B.) of Center, Texas
                                    Alma Walker (Royce) of Center, Texas
        

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

Barbara Jean Brown Kirsch

 

WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST

CENTER, TEXAS 75935

PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944

www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

Barbara Jean Brown Kirsch, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville with visitation held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Edward Newman will officiate.

 

Born January 1, 1949, in Houston, Barbara is the daughter of the late Alvin Brown and Allie Rea Sample Brown.  She was a singer, songwriter, and a pianist.  Barbara was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

 

She is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Kirsch of Shelbyville; sons, James Gazaway and wife Stephanie of Fort Worth, Danny Gazaway of Goober Hill, and Benjamin Gazaway of Denver; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Caleb, Katherine, Joshua, and Harold Gazaway; sisters, Donna and Ted Nordin of Fort Worth, Paula and Nikos Psihudakis of Houston; nephew, Mike Smith; and niece, Sherry Howard.

 

Preceded in death by her parents, Alvin Brown and Allie Rea Sample Brown; and sister, Sandra Brown.

 

Pallbearers will be James Gazaway, Danny Gazaway, Benjamin Gazaway, Caleb Gazaway, and Joshua Gazaway.

 

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

 

 

James Bucklew Jr.

 

NAME: James Bucklew Jr. AGE: 77


ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas


DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Thursday, January 7, 2020, San Augustine, Texas
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : December 18, 1943, San Augustine, Texas


DATE / TIME OF GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 10:00 am
PLACE OF SERVICE: Liberty Hill Cemetery


DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 9:00am – 9:30am
PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home


BURIAL: Liberty Hill Cemetery


FATHER: James E. Bucklew

MOTHER: Lillie Bell (Holt) Bucklew


OCCUPATION: Teacher


SURVIVED BY: Sister: Martha Hedge and husband Vernon of McKinney
Brother-in-law: Terry Johnson and wife Jo Anna of San Augustine
Nieces: Christy Hedge, Debbie Gamble, Corrie Harris, Jamie Busby, Connie Wood,
Abby Lout
Nephew: Perry Johnson


**Preceded in death by his parents James and Lillie Bell Bucklew; wife Mildred Johnson Bucklew

 

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

Margie "Red" Bennett (Updated)

Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas (936)598-3865

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Mrs. Margie “Red” Bennett (93) of Center, Texas.

 

Mrs. Bennett was born January 10, 1927 to Elize Smith and Ethel Lister, Smith in Center, Texas.

Mrs. Bennett died on January 6, 2021 at the local emergency room.

 

Graveside service will be Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas at 1:00 PM. Rev. Anthony Jackson will be officiation.

 

Mrs. Bennett is survived by:

 

Sons:  Hardice Lee (Shirley) Bennett of Timpson, Texas; Lee Willis (Marilyn) Bennett of Ft. Wayne Indiana; Eddie Lee Bennett of Houston, Texas; Bobby Wayne Bennett of Center, Texas; and Jackie Quinn Bennett of Center, Texas.

 

Daughter:  Gloria Faye Fountain of Center, Texas

 

Special Daughter: Dollie (Tommy) Davis of Center, Texas

 

Brother-in-law:  Jim Yarbrough of Center, Texas

 

Sister-in-laws:  Mozell Smith and Naomi Goodwin of Center, Texas

 

Visitation will be Friday, January 8, 2021 at Hicks Chapel 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

 

April Wall Barnes

NAME: April Wall Barnes AGE: 47
ADDRESS: Nacogdoches, Texas


DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Friday, January 1, 2021, Nacogdoches, Texas
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : April 25, 1973, Nacogdoches, Texas
DATE / TIME OF FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, January 9, 2021, 9:30 am
PLACE OF SERVICE: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Nacogdoches, Texas


DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, January 8, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
BURIAL: Lady of Lordes Catholic Cemetery, Chireno, Texas


FATHER: Murray Wall

MOTHER: Brenda (Godwin) Wall
OCCUPATION: Teacher, Plant Worker
SURVIVED BY: Parents: Murray and Brenda Wall of San Augustine
Daughter: Chelsea Barnes of Nacogdoches
Son: Kevin Barnes of Nacogdoches
Sister: Mimi Linam
Nephews: Rex Linam, Jackson Linam


**Preceded in death by grandparents Warren & Lera Wall, Quintis & Bernadine Godwin

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

Orstella Netherly

Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Dr. Center, Texas (936)598-3865


Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Mrs. Orstella Netherly (82) of Shelbyville, Texas.

 

Mrs. Netherly was born July 16, 1938 to Ira Jennings and Beatrice Gardner, Jennings in

Shelbyville, Texas.    Mrs. Netherly died on January 5, 2021 at the local emergency room. Graveside service will be Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Gates Chapel Cemetery at 12:30 PM. 


Mrs. Netherly is survived by:


Son:  Cedric Netherly 
Sister:  Reba Faye Spartling 

 

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 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 
 

Bobby Jones (Updated)


Bobby Jones, 84, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020, in Center.

 

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Doug Moore officiating.


Born September 27, 1936, in Center, Bobby is the son of the late Jody Jones and Etura Fultz Jones. He served in the US Air Force and later retired as a truck driver. Bobby attended Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.


He is survived by his wife, Shirlene Jones of Center; grandson, Josh White of Center; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.


Preceded in death by his children, Beverly Campbell, Kenneth Price, Pamela White, Terri Jones, and Wendy Hicks; parents, Jody Jones and Etura Fultz Jones; and brother, Neal Jones.


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

Josie Marie Singleton

Sister Josie Marie Singleton, 79, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away December 30th, 2020 at her residence in Shelbyville.

 

Graveside services will be held Saturday, 12:00 Noon at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

 

Interment will be held at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.

 

Elder Faye Dell Allen to officiate.

 

Sister Josie Marie Singleton is survived by:

 

1 Daugther: Angel Singleton of Center

1 Son: Leroy Singleton of Louisiana

2 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren

A special friend: Jimmy Earl Hewitt of Shelbyville

4 Sisters: Margueite Dorsey of Louisiana

               Olivia Washington of Louisiana

               Brenda Cooks of Louisiana

               Mary Ann Cooks of Louisian

 2 Brothers: Ulusses Cooks of Louisiana

                   Sterling Cooks of Louisiana

James Arthur Hewitt

 

Mr. James Arthur Hewitt, 70, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away January 1, 2021 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

 

Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 9th, 2021.

 

Interment will be at West View Cemetery in Center, Texas.

 

Bishop W.C. Martin to officiate.

 

Mr. James Arthur Hewwit is Survived by 2 Daughters: Patsy Patton of Nacogdoches, LaTrece Hewitt of Center

 

1 Son: Patrick McCollister (Bridgette) of Nacogdoches, Texas

 

13 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren

 

1 Brother: Jimmy Earl Hewitt of Shelbyville, Texas.

Michael Albritton

NAME: Michael Albritton AGE: 75
ADDRESS: San Augustine, Texas


DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Sunday, January 3, 2021, San Augustine, Texas
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : January 24, 1945, Port Arthur, Tx
DATE / TIME OF MEMORIAL SERVICE: Private Family
PLACE OF SERVICE: N/A
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: NONE
PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A


BURIAL: N/A
FATHER: Houston Albritton MOTHER: Verna (Zampina) Albritton


OCCUPATION: Tyson Foods


SURVIVED BY: Wife: Sandra Albritton of San Augustine
Sons: Kevin Albritton and wife Dora of Nacogdoches
John Albritton and wife Amie of Nacogdoches
Larry Glen Lovell Sr. and wife Melissa of Carthage
Jessie Lynn Lovell and wife Julie of San Augustine
Sisters: Becky Cook and husband Clay, Anita Billeaud
10 Grandchildren; 7 Great-grandchildren

 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

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Katherine Wilson

NAME: Katherine Wilson AGE: 70
ADDRESS: Broaddus, Texas


DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Friday, January 1, 2021, Conroe, Texas
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : September 26, 1950, Houston, Tx


DATE / TIME OF GRAVESIDE SERVICE: PRIVATE FAMILY
PLACE OF SERVICE: N/A
DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
PLACE OF VISITATION: WYMAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME – SAN AUGUSTINE


BURIAL: N/A
FATHER: IRIS “SON” PORTER MOTHER: HELEN ELAINE PORTER


OCCUPATION: Works for several school districts


SURVIVED BY: Mother: Helen Elaine Porter
Daughters: Laurie and husband Randy
Tisha and husband Nick
Grandchildren: Amanda, Alissa, Kaylinn, Christian, McKale
Great-grandchildren: Kaden, Porter
Sister: Katie

 

**Preceded in death by father Iris Porter; husband Danny Wilson

 

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Joe Davis

 

NAME:     Joe Davis             AGE:     72

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Monday, January 4, 2021, Lufkin, Texas
                          
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    July 2, 1948

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Thursday, January 7, 2021, 10:00am, Broaddus

Cemetery

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Broaddus Cemetery

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Thursday, January 7, 2021, 9:15am – 10:00am

PLACE OF VISITATION: Broaddus Cemetery
  
BURIAL:  Broaddus Cemetery

FATHER:         Louis Wayne Davis               MOTHER: Linnie (Peavey) Davis

OCCUPATION:   Sheet metal construction

 

 

SURVIVED BY:           Wife: Sally Davis of San Augustine
                                Son: Joey Davis and wife Pamela of Roanoke
                                Daughter: Allison Jones and husband Gary of Burleson
                                Sisters: Dell Arnold, Joyce Bryant
                                Grandchildren: Kaylon Davis Rutherford, Sarah Davis, Jolie Jones, Macey    Jones


 **Preceded in death by parents Louis & Linnie Davis; brothers Jr. Higginbotham, Earl Higginbotham,
                                                        Don “Hick” Higginbotham; sister Louise Barnes        
                                                        Grandchildren Lexie Jones, Jadon Davis


Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
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Robert Dearing

 

NAME: Robert “Bob” Dearing AGE: 74


ADDRESS: Hemphill, Texas


DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Thursday, December 31, 2020, Shreveport, La.
DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH : September 31 1946, Gilbert, La.


DATE / TIME OF SERVICE: Thursday, January 7, 2021, 1:00 pm
PLACE OF SERVICE: Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel


DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Thursday, January 7, 2021, 10:00am – 1:00pm
PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home


BURIAL: Oakley Cemetery, Gilbert, La., Friday January 8, 2021, 1:00pm


FATHER: Derrell Dearing MOTHER: Thelma (Davis) Dearing


OCCUPATION: Police Officer
MILITARY: U. S. Army - Vietnam


SURVIVED BY: Wife: Marsha Dearing of Hemphill
Sons: Robert Dearing Jr. and wife Nora of Bay City
Derrell Dearing and fiancé Summer Watley of Farmerville, La.
Granddaughter: Melissa Mahoney of Baskin, La.
Grandson: Robert (Robby) Dearing III of Winnsboro, La.
Great-grandchilden: Madalyn Mahoney, Kelsey Mahoney, Roger Dale Mahoney
Brother: Jimmy Derrel Dearing and wife Shirley of Montgomery
Sister: Rose Marie English of The Woodlands
Beloved little sister Marilyn Jagneaux of Fort Worth


**Preceded in death by parents Thelma and Derrell Dearing.

 

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James Alan Johnson

 

James Alan Johnson, was born in Center, Texas on July 15, 1948 to John “Johnie” Thomas Johnson and wife Maxine Williams Johnson.  Alan attended Center High School where according to the stories, he really enjoyed life.  After graduation, Alan began his career as a brick mason.  He married Bettye Walker Johnson on July 3, 1975, and together started their family and business, Johnson Masonry.  Alan was a member of Sam Samford No. 149.

 

 

Bettye and Alan lived in Center, Texas where they reared four children, Leigh, Lauri, Clint, and Callie. As the kids grew up, Alan made sure that each of them knew how to use a gun and introduced them to horses.  Although shooting and riding were not in Leigh and Callie’s repertoires, Alan and Bettye worked together so that each child excelled in their own interests.  If one asked about Alan’s parenting style, “We rode horses and shot guns; we did it always!”

 

 

As the kids grew older, Alan picked up roping.  He traveled across the southern United States with his son Clint and friends roping and conversing.  It is hard to find a person in the cowboy world who has not heard a story told by Alan Johnson.  His love for tales carried out into the deer hunting world.  The son-in-laws, grandsons, Clint, and hunting friends would all agree that “What is told at the deer lease, stays at the deer lease!”  Interestingly, when customers remember Mr. Alan, they too remark on his company’s skill with bricks, but always remember his stories.  I am sure it is the stories that helped him connect to God and be saved.

 

 

On January 2, 2021, James Alan Johnson ended his story but not his legacy in Nacogdoches, Texas surrounded by family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents: John “Johnie” Thomas Johnson and Maxine Williams Johnson; brother: John Keith Johnson.  He is survived by his wife: Bettye Walker Johnson; daughters: Leigh Johnson Clopton and husband Kevin Clopton of Gunter, Texas; Lauri Johnson Sisk and husband Aaron Sisk of Center, Texas; Callie Alane Morton and husband Jeremy Morton of Whitehouse, Texas; son: Clint Johnson and wife Donna Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas; brother: Stephen “Steve” Gary Johnson and wife Renee Manning Johnson of Marlin, Texas; sister-in-laws: Cecile LeBlanc Johnson of Denton, Texas and Mary Jones Walker of Center, Texas; grandchildren: Bryce and wife Abby Clopton of Sanger, Texas; Braiden Clopton of Gunter, Texas; Camryn and husband Aaron Blankenship of Yukon, Oklahoma; Mackenley Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas, Khloe’ Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas; Allison Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas, Grayson Mortan and Cade Mortan of Whitehouse, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews across the United States.

 

 

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. James Goodwyn officiating. 

 

 

Pallbearers will be James Colton Hairgrove, Dillion Ward, Trey Byrnes, Zach Moore, Leonardo Escelante, Jason Griffin, Bryce Clopton, Braiden Clopton, and Donnie Moody.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charles “Billy” Cook, Claude Lucas, and Don Moody.

 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Panola College Rodeo, 1109 W. Panola, Carthage, Texas 75633.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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