Obituaries Archives for 2021-04

Ronny Joe Beard

 

Ronny Joe Beard, 69, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2021 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was born on February 12, 1952, in Center, Texas, to the late Joe Bill and Gearldean (Curbow) Beard. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975.

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Taylor Funeral Home.

 

Ronny grew up in Houston, Texas one of 11 children.  He graduated C.E. King High School and joined the United States Airforce and proudly served his country over 25 years before retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant in 2003.  Ronny married Anita Dyer and the two raised three wonderful children.  After retiring from the Air Force, Ronny, moved back to East Texas and made his home in Timpson.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  He loved working his Kubota tractor whether it was gardening or just tinkering.  Ronny greatly enjoyed every moment spent with his grandchildren.  Ronny always enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with his family and friends. He had such a warm, loving heart. 

 

He is survived by his sons, Ryan Beard and wife Briana, Wesley Beard and Brittany; daughter, Stacy Babella and Jeff Cowan; mother of their children, Anita Moore and husband Robert; brothers, Donny Beard and wife Darlene, Terry Beard and wife Carol, Randy Beard and wife Martha; Sisters, Barbara West, Sandra Beard, Becky Palmer; grandchildren, Isabelle Burnett, Xaria Kelley, Donovan Burnett, Wesley Wyatt Beard Jr., Brooklyn Self, Sutton Beard; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

Ronny is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Ronea Beard; parents, Joe Bill and Gearldean Beard; brothers, Tommy Beard, Jerry Beard, Perry Beard; and sister, Shirley Cottongin.

 

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.

 

Sylvia Paulene Miller

 

Sylvia Paulene Miller, 75, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on April 25, 2021 in Center, Texas. Born May 26, 1945, in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Sylvia is the daughter of Robert Ponder and Mira Ponder.

Visitation will be 10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Haslam Baptist Church Joaquin, Texas. Funeral Service will be 11:00AM Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Haslam Baptist Church Joaquin, Texas.

 

Sylvia is Survived by: Sons, Tommy Martin and wife Chris, James Miller and wife Brenda, Kenneth Miller and wife Victoria, John Martin, and wife Casi; Grand Children; Darren Hodney, Dustin Hodney, Cara Hodney, Chase Martin, Julianna Martin “Oswalt”, Emma Martin, Shelbi Miller, Junior Miller. Danielle Miller, Chevy Bounds, Remington Panell, Ruger Panell, Derringer Panell; Great Grandchildren, Everly Martin, Sarah Doles, Kaden Doles, Heavenly Pate, Dustin Michael Hodney, Kaleb Hodney, Carter Hodney, Jaxon Martin, Kenzi Martin, Madi Martin; Sisters, Elizabeth Fuller and Linda Walden.

 

Preceded in death by: Husband, Elwood Martin; Parents, Robert Ponder and Mira Ponder; Daughter, Sherry Hodney and Sister, Lillian Holloway.

 

Pall Bears; Tommy Martin, James Miller, Kenneth Miller, John Martin.

 

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

Luevenia Barnes

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: 09/24/1939                    DOD: 04/26/ 2021

 

Ms. Luevenia Barnes, age 81, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at Christus Good Shepherd in Longview, Texas.  

 

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 1, 2021

1:00 p.m.

Reed Chapel Baptist Church

Interment Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery

Rev. Anthony Jackson, Officiating

 

Viewing

Friday, April 30, 2021

1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS

1 Son                                       Travis Lee Barnes of San Augustine, Texas

 

5 Daughters                            Thelma Jean Crockett of San Augustine, Texas

                                                Shearon Colman (David) of Easton, Texas

                                                Janice Barnes of Lufkin, Texas

                                                LuCrishia Simmons of San Augustine, Texas

                                                LuTishia Barnes of San Augustine, Texas

 

            18 Grandchildren                    20 Great-Grandchildren

 

2 Brothers                               Leroy Crockett of Shelbyville, Texas

                                                James Crockett of  San Augustine, Texas

 

2 Sisteres                                 Lovie C. Boyd of Gloster, LA

                                                IverNell Simmons of Geneva, Texas

 

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

 

Ronnie Elmo Rule

 

 

NAME:     Ronnie Elmo Rule             AGE:     73

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Sunday, April 25, 2021, Houston, Texas

                                                                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    August 1, 1947, Orange, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 11:00am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Liberty Hill Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 10:00am-11:00am

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Liberty Hill Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas

  

BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine, Texas

 

FATHER:         Elmo Rule                            MOTHER: Oleta (Bodine) Rule

 

OCCUPATION:   Sales

 

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Patti Rule of San Augustine

                                Sister: Dixie Reese of Beaumont

                                 Brother: Tim Rule and wife Sherryll of San Augustine

                                 Sons: Greg Michael of Italy, Texas, Tim Michael of Italy, Texas

                                 Grandsons: Chase Michael, Bryan Michael, Adam Michael, Ethan Michael

                                                                  

 **Preceded in death by parents Elmo & Oleta Rule

 

 

 

 

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

Herman Ray Risinger

On the morning of April 23, 2021, Herman Ray Risinger passed away peacefully at UT Tyler. Ray was 63 years old.

 

Ray was born in San Augustine, TX on December 22, 1957. He was a resident of Corrigan, TX. He was preceded in death by parents Herman and Retta Risinger of Patroon, TX, a son, Eric Ray Risinger of Montana. He is survived by a daughter, Kasi, a son, Rowdy Risinger of Orange, TX, a sister, Darlene and brother-in-law Randy Gunnels of Longview, TX, a brother, Dwayne Risinger of Longview, a niece, Kodi Derouen of Marshall, TX, a nephew, Shon Thornburg of Longview, a nephew, Blayne Risinger of Waco, TX, and a great nephew and best bud, Layton Derouen, and great nephews Tristan and Kyler Thornburg

 

A memorial service will be held at the Community House across from Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Tx. It will held from 1 – 3 pm Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Bobbie Sue (Oliver) Eberlan

Mrs. Bobbie Sue (Oliver) Eberlan, age 74, of Center, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

 

She was born February 5, 1947, in Bronson, Texas, to parents Myrtie (English) Oliver and Odessa Oliver. Mrs. Eberlan was a longtime resident of the Center area. She was a homemaker and faithful daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family. She loved spending time with her family and helping take care of everyone. Her early school days were spent at the Rosevine Community School in Sabine County.

Her survivors include her daughters, Melinda Macias and husband Tony of Center, Tammie Sutton and Kenneth Scott of San Augustine, Tina Taylor and Stacy of Center, and Tonya Hinson and husband Keith of Center; a brother, Winford Oliver of Houston; sisters, Marsha Dearing of Hemphill and Marilyn Jagneaux of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jimmie Smith, April Poindexter and Lyndall Johnson, Jessica Rice and Larry, Billie Poindexter, Chelce Smith and Givoanai, Dakota Poindexter and Ashley, Devin Dade and Amanda, Lyric Smith and Tra, Marissa Macias and Guillermo Ruiz, Tyrone Jones and Jennifer, Tionna Eberlan and Brianna, Tyrese Jones and Lacy, Kedrin Hinson, Timothy Johnson, and Kierra Hinson; and great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Taylor, Jimmarion Smith, Aprilyn Johnson, Cameron Hutson, Jaxon Goings, Sierra Smith, Amaya Smith, Kayden Dade, JaLaya Phillips, Korben Dade, Jayden Smith, JaCason Phillips, Chasen Smith, Klayton Dade, Kays'leigh Smith, Levi McKinney, Alyzabeth Poindexter, Elijah Poindexter, Asher Poindexter, and Aiden Ruiz.

She was preceded in death by her father, Odessa Oliver; her mother, Myrtie (English) Oliver; a granddaughter, Christy Taylor; a great-granddaughter, Makayla Taylor; and siblings, Kenneth Oliver, Samuel "Bo" Oliver, Margie Harris, Pauline Birdwell, Lamar Oliver, and Marie Oliver.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel. Committal service and interment will follow at Rosevine Cemetery, located on FM 1 in Sabine County.

 

Pallbearers: Devin Dade, Tyrone Jones, Nathaniel Taylor, Tyrese Jones, Guillermo Ruiz, Tionna Eberlan, Keith Hinson, and Dakota Poindexter. Honorary pallbearers: Jimmie Smith and her great-grandchildren.

 

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences.

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

 

Dennis Wayne Burch

 

NAME:     Dennis Wayne Burch             AGE:     62

 

ADDRESS:     Bronson, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Bronson, Texas

                                                                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    September 26, 1958, San Augustine, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Thursday, April 15, 2021, 10:00am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: NONE

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A

  

BURIAL:  Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas

 

OFFICIATING:  Bro. Gordon Simmons

 

FATHER:         Loy “Skeet” Burch                            MOTHER: Violet Adell (Ferguson) Burch

 

OCCUPATION:   Pipeline

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughter: Shonda Stanley and husband Timbo of Brookeland

                                 Brother: Gilbert Burch and wife Beverly of Pineland

                                 Sisters: Sue Burch of Broaddus

                                               Linda Loggins and husband Leon of Rebecca

                                 Grandchildren: Remington Stanley, Timber Stanley, Leyton Stanley

 **Preceded in death by parents Loy & Adell Burch; son Chris Setters; brothers Hershel Rhodes,

                                          James Rhodes, Paul Albert Rhodes, Tommy Rhodes, Timothy Rhodes,

                                          Kenneth Earl Rhodes

 

 

 

 

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

Tom Gardner (Updated)

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

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Mr. Tom Gardner (84) of Shelbyville, Texas.  Mr. Gardner died on April 12, 2021 at his residence.     Mr. Gardner was born to the late Clabe Gardner and Annie Redmond, Gardner in Center, Texas.    Graveside service will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Walker Cemetery in Carthage, Texas.   Rev. Robert Gipson will be officiating.

 

Mr. Gardner is survived by:

Wife:  Katy Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas

Son:  Tommy Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas

Daughters:  Annie Fay Bell of Beaumont, Texas; Dyan Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas; Mae Lee Larkin (Michael) of Jasper, Texas; Sue Lean Jenkins of Shelbyville, Texas; and Carolyn Sue Gardner of San Antonio, Texas

A host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren  

Siblings:  Lucky Gardner (Wilda) and Betty Sanders (Johnny) all of Center, Texas

Special Cousin:  Felton Greer

 

Visitations will be Friday, April 16, 2021   at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 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

 

 

 

 

Michael D. Hubbard

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

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Mr. Michael D. Hubbard (58) of Center, Texas. Mr. Hubbard is a 1981 Center High School graduate.    Mr. Hubbard died at the local emergency on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.    Mr. Hubbard was born to the late David Lee Hubbard and Wilma Newton, Hubbard on March 8, 1963.   Graveside service will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at 3:30 PM.     Rev. Johnny Jones will be officiating.

 

Mr. Hubbard is survived by:

Wife:  Lutonya Michelle Hubbard

Children:  Sylvia Hubbard (Aurthur) and Tiara Hubbard all of Center, Texas

Siblings:  Saundra Harris of Center, Texas; Terry Harris (Benita) of Killeen, Texas; Debbie Lathan (Michael) of Bossier City, Louisiana; Shanna Hubbard of Center, Texas; Jarvis Hubbard of Center, Texas; Devonda Hubbard (Danyell) of Tyler, Texas; David Curtis of Center, Texas; Michael Hubbard (Michelle) of Center, Texas; Sylvia Mosby (Victor) of Center, Texas; and Jimmy Hubbard (Michelle) of Center, Texas.

Brothers-in-law: Melvin Jackson (Felicia) of Lufkin, Texas; Tony Garrett of Lufkin, Texas; and Demetris Mosley of Texas.

Sisters-in-law:  Nette Garrett of Carthage, Texas and Roslyn Land (Tommy) of Shelbyville, Texas 

 

Visitations will be Friday, April 16, 2021   at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  

 

Repast:  Community House

 

                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

Jimmy Lewis Brock

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

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Mr. Jimmy Lewis Brock (66) of Center, Texas. Mr. Brock died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.     Mr. Brock was born to the late Charles and Brock and Tassie King, Brock in Shelbyville, Texas.   Graveside service will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas.  Bishop Howard Cloudy Sr. officiating.

 

Mr. Brock is survived by:

Son:  Charlie McCowin of San Augustine, Texas

Wife:  Sharon Polley of Center, Texas

Sister-in-laws:  LaWanda Roland of Center, Texas and Telica Polley  of Nacogdoches, Texas

A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

 

Visitations will be Friday, April 16, 2021   at Hicks Chapel from the hours of 1:00 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

 

 

 

 

Pollyanne Barron Smith

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

 

 

Pollyanne Barron Smith, loving mother and wife, passed away at the age of 78 on March 9th, 2021, after a 7 month long battle with cancer.

 

Polly was born on February 24, 1943, to Mae and Jack Barron. She grew up in Center, TX, graduating from Center High School in 1960. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Political Science from Baylor University in 1964 and her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1979. She spent many happy years making learning fun for hundreds of kindergarten and other early elementary school students. Polly raised her two children in Center and retired from Center I.S.D. in 1995.

 

In 2002, Polly married her high school sweetheart, Larry Smith. They enjoyed traveling and planting vegetables in the garden. Polly was a wonderful cook who loved sharing the fruits of her labor. The Christmas season was always a favorite time for sharing treats like gingerbread men and homemade fudge. She enjoyed spending time with those she loved, visiting over coffee or playing bridge. She was always creating something: preserves from the seasonal East Texas bounty, crochet-edged baby blankets, homemade bread and fun dishes to serve at the next group function. She was an active member of several organizations including her book club, The Women’s Reading Club, Beta Sigma Pi, and the First United Methodist Church Bell Choir. Memories of Polly’s kindness and her wit will be treasured by family and friends.

 

Polly Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Mae Walling Barron and Jack Claude Barron; and her brother Jack Walling Barron.

 

Polly Smith is survived by her husband, Hubern Larry Smith of Center, TX; her daughter, Lois Anne Bessinger and husband Glenn Bessinger of Allen, TX; her son, John Richard Lane of Corpus Christi, TX; her grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and many beloved cousins.

There will be a graveside service at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, TX at 2:00 p.m., May 15, 2021.  Friends and family are invited to take a few minutes to view a video of memorial photos in the visitation room at Watson & Sons Funeral Home between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the day of the graveside service.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Fannie Brown Booth Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, TX 75935.

 

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

 

 

 

Tammy Ann Wedgeworth

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

 

 

Tammy Ann Wedgeworth, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021, in Lufkin.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation an hour prior.  Bro.  James Goodwyn will officiate.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Born July 11, 1959, in Crowley, Louisiana, Tammy is the daughter of Robert Elmer Wedgeworth and Kathryn Yvonne Goodwyn Wedgeworth.  She went on to have a career in nursing.  Tammy loved her animals and enjoyed time on the family farm.  Her hobbies of crocheting and travel made crocheting cruises the perfect vacation.  Tammy was a member of both the William Carroll Crawford Chapter and Nacogdoches Chapter of Daughters of the Republic.

 

She is survived by her son, Roy Dean Evans Jr. of Houston; mother, Yvonne Wedgeworth of Center; sister, Robbie Cartwright of Fulshear; niece, Holly Cartwright of Fulshear; nephew, Joshua Cartwright (Miranda) of Richmond; and great nephews, Luke and Cody Cartwright.

Preceded in death by her husband, Mike Calhoun; and father, Robert E. Wedgeworth.

Pallbearers will be Steve Sparks, Todd Sparks, Joey Jernigan, Chris Jernigan, Mikey Lout, and Ricky Lout.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Sands, Darrin Lout, Jack Lout, Glen Williams, Dwayne Lout, and George Warren.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Animal Justice League of Houston or Dream-Dachshund of Houston.

 

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

 

Anita Lovett Alford

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

 

 

Anita Lovett Alford, 52, of Center, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

 

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at Noon.  Richard Goodwyn will officiate.  Interment will follow at Good Hope Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born April 20, 1968, in Center, Anita is the daughter of Jerry Lovett and Elizabeth Ann Miller Lovett.  She worked in home health and also at Wal-Mart.  Anita loved flowers, enjoyed cooking, and cherished times spent with her grandchildren.  She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.

 

She is survived by her husband, Randy Alford of Center; son, Richard Alford of Center; daughter, Rachel Alford of Center; grandchildren, Roger Kelly of Center and Braileigh Alford of Carthage; brother, Will Lovett of Center; sister, Lydia Jan Harris of Alaska; and special daughter, Morgan Glover of Shelbyville.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jerry “Rooster” and Elizabeth “Dolline” Lovett; grandparents, Sonny and Delmer Miller and Tracy and Ruby Lovett; sister, Tracy Ann Lovett; and granddaughter, Randa Jean Kelley.

 

Pallbearers will be Justin Lovett, Tracy Lovett, Kinder Nunley, Dustin Windham, Rodney Jackson, and Rocky Jackson.

 

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

 

 

 

 Don D. "Dink" Williams  

 

 

NAME:     Don D. “Dink” Williams             AGE:     85

 

ADDRESS:     Hemphill, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Thursday, April 8, 2021, Conyers, GA.

                                                                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    October 20, 1935, Bronson, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE: Yellowpine-Macedonia Baptist Church, Yellowpine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 5:00pm-7:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Centerview Cemetery, Bronson

 

OFFICIATING:    Bro. T. A. Lane

 

FATHER:         Dink Douglas Williams                    MOTHER: Sarah Jane (Horton) Williams

 

OCCUPATION:   Railroad Worker-Sante Fe

 

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Bettie June (Easley) Williams

                                Son: Alan Stanley Williams

                                 6 Grandchildren

 

 **Preceded in death by father Dink Douglas Williams; mother Sarah Jane Mott;

                                          Daughter Donna Elizabeth Duplechin

 

 

 

 

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

Edwena Williams Higginbotham

 

Edwena (Ed) Williams Higginbotham, 80, of Warner Robins GA, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Georgia.  She was born on August 1, 1940 in Center, Texas to Clark Paul Williams Sr. and Emma Irene Fancher Williams.  Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at White Rock Cemetery, Center, Texas with Bro. Son Windham officiating. 

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1 PM at White Rock Cemetery, Center, Texas.

 

Being raised in Grigsby with a large family of mischievous sisters and brothers, a circle of togetherness and love was formed that will never be broken.  Her sister, Venorah always loved to tell stories about how mean she could be to Edwena because Ed was “soft”.  Of course that merely meant that Ed was kind.  Venorah tells of Big Moma, their grandmother, telling their dad, Dr. Bill about Ed and Venorah’s fighting.  She would say, “Dr. Bill, did you hear about the girls fighting in Grigsby today?”  Of course, he would play right along with Big Moma.  He said, “No, I didn’t hear about it.”  She would continue, “Well these girls were fighting with butcher knives, and an old lady had to come out of the house and separate them!”  Funny Funny!  Thank goodness these episodes never escalated into a brawl.  It was just for fun so Venorah says now!  Aunt Ed always said Venorah was the meanest thing around.  Another one of her siblings, Clark Paul, had this to say when asked what his first thought was of Edwena.  He said, “This is going to sound crazy but biscuits and gravy.”  Everybody makes biscuits and gravy but none ever as good as Ed’s.  All the way to Georgia, I would be waiting to get my mouth on her hot biscuits and gravy.  Edwena didn’t disappoint either.  She would say, “well I got to make biscuits and gravy now because Clark is here.”  Edwena was always known as the “cook” while everyone else was in the fields working the crops.  She didn’t like to work outside much but instead through the years learned to cook wonderfully.        

 

After graduation, Edwina married and lived a military life that took her overseas where she spent many years in the Philippine Islands and eventually brought her back to the States where they settled in Warner Robins, Georgia.  As soon as her family settled in Georgia, Ed continued her education and earned her career job as Vice President of C & S Bank.  Edwena quickly gained the respect of her employers and was known as exemplifying perfection in her work ethics.  Once retiring from C&S Bank, Edwena could not be satisfied and wanted to work longer.  She became employed by a private airline and quickly moved into a managerial position with them.  Edwena was known as a “people person” and loved to talk and learn of their travels.  She loved the airline job and stayed there as long as her health allowed.   Through the years, Ed was involved with the “Red Hat Society or Breakfast Club” as they called it.  She loved the fellowship of being with other people.    

 

Paul, her grand kids and great grand kids were the light of Edwena’s eye.  Edwena loved her family and extended that love to others that were not blood kin but in her eyes-they were.  One such person was B.J. Brantly.  She considered him to be a grandson because she helped take care of him from birth.  Ed always talked of him when she was in Texas just as she did her grand kids.  Ed also loved her neighborhood and neighbors.  Her neighbor, James Paul, helped Ed with many chores so she would bless him with her good home cooking.  James especially liked her pinto beans.  She was someone that would give you the shirt off of her back if possible. 

 

Edwena was a Texas girl at heart and would always come home to Texas every chance she could squeeze in the time to go.  She loved bringing her grand kids to Texas hoping to develop the same love and admiration for her childhood home and family.   She loved Texas memorabilia and wanted all her friends to know that she would someday return to Texas. 

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Van Buren Higginbotham; her parents, Clark Paul and Emma Irene Williams Sr.; brother, Thomas Williams; sister, Carolyn Caldwell; brother in law, J. C. McSwain; brother in law, Jack Berg; and brother in law, Dallas Caldwell; and sister in law, Norie Williams.

 

Edwena is survived by her son, Paul Higginbotham (Diana), Grandchildren - Amy Marie Zmak (Justin) from Arizona, Jo Lynn Cathcart (Alex) from Rome,GA, Samantha Higginbotham, Shannon Ray (Shane) from Warner Robins, Ga, and Scott Carlson from Wisconsin. She is also survived by her sister Shirley Faye Berg, Venorah McSwain and brother Clark Paul Williams Jr. and wife, Tina all from Center Texas; and 6 great grandchildren.

 

Please visit www.mangumfh.net to sign the online guestbook.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Greer

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: 09/05/1949                    DOD: 04/2/ 2021

 

Mr. Maurice Greer, age 71, of Vallejo, CA passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at his home. He was a native of San Augustine, Texas. And was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

 

Graveside Service                                                                  

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

12:30 p.m.

Greer Cemetery

 

Visitation

 

Friday, April 16, 2021

1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS

Common law partner                        Deborah Viado of Vallejo, CA

2 Daughters                                        KristinaViado of California

 Reyna Viado of California

 

3 Granddaughters                           Kyri, A'drianna, & Kennedi all of CA

 

 5 Sisters                                              Doris Jenkins Beaumont of Texas

 Brenda Malone (Patrick) of San Augustine, Texas

 Emma Titus of San Augustine, Texas

 Virginia Battles of Houston Texas

Johnnie Breakfield of Houston Texas

 

 5 Brothers                                          John Greer Jr (Glenda) of Beaumont, Texas,

Mack Greer of Houston, Texas,

Oliver Greer (Emma) of Victoria, Texas,

Freddy Greer (Carol) of Saint Paul, MN

Louis Greer of San Augustine Texas

 

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

Elizabeth Allene (Foreman) Lott

Elizabeth Allene (Foreman) Lott

 

Born June 24, 1927 in Logansport, Louisiana and 

passed away on March 9, 2021 at the Heritage Manor West

nursing home of congestive heart failure.  

 

She is preceded in death by her father Willie Foreman and 

mother Mary Ellen (Williams) Foreman.  Also deceased sisters 

& brothers Lois, Edward, Bill, Gertrude, Sadie-Marie and Buck.

Her WWII veteran husband S. D. Lott died in May of 2003 and her only son Robert Charles Lott passed away February 14, 2021.  Her granddaughter Trudee Ann (Lott) Alaniz passed away in January 2019.  Trudee’s son Charles lives in Ringgold, LA and has two children Ella Charlotte and Daniel.  Robert’s son Robert C. Lott, Jr. lives in Atlanta, GA.

 

Her only daughter Elizabeth Ann (Lott) Ramsey lives in Rock Hill, SC with her husband Tom.  There are three grandchildren from their marriage: Rosalie (Ramsey) Hunter, Bryan Ramsey & Joshua Ramsey.  Rosalie has one son Brody Hunter.  Bryan has two stepsons Chase and Everett Tarleton.

 

Mrs. Lott was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church just

outside of Keithville, LA near her home where she served as a Sunday School teacher.  She loved to read her Bible every day.  She was loved by all and will be missed.

 

 

 

Jean Horne

 

NAME:     Jean Horne             AGE:     96

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Shelby County, Texas

                                                                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    January 25, 1925, Sam Fordyce, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 2:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Memorial Presbysterian Church, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:00pm-7:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Robert Funeral Home

  

BURIAL:  McRae Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICIATING:    Dr. Jeph Holloway

 

FATHER:         (Last Name – Norton)                            MOTHER: Nance Jane (Deckard)

 

OCCUPATION:   Accountant

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughters: Judy Blacklock and husband Douglas of Missouri City

                                                    Linda High and husband E. J. of Dumfries, VA

                                 Grandchildren: Brian Blacklock, Jason Blacklock, Sarah Leger

                                  6 Great-grandchildren

                                  Niece: Sandy Bertelsen

 **Preceded in death by parents; husband Bill Horne; sister Dorothy Sager, brother Edgar Norton

 

 

 

 

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

 Jimmy Steptoe

 

 

NAME:     Jimmy Steptoe             AGE:     73

 

ADDRESS:     Broaddus, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Broaddus, Texas

                                                                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    May 21, 1947, San Augustine, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Sunday, April 11, 2021, 2:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:   Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, April 9, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

  

BURIAL:  Upper Chireno Cemetery

 

OFFICIATING:    Bro. Maynard Phillips

 

FATHER:         Fred Steptoe                            MOTHER: Marcella (Woods) Steptoe

 

OCCUPATION:  Auto Mechanic

 

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Audrey Steptoe of Broaddus

                                Son: Terry Lynn Steptoe and wife Crystal of Lufkin

                                Brother: Carlton Steptoe of San Augustine

                                Sisters: Carolyn Steptoe of Lufkin

                                              Opal Steptoe of Lufkin

                                8 Grandchildren; 4 Great-grandchildren

 **Preceded in death by parents Fred & Marcella Steptoe; First wife Carol Ann Steptoe;

                                          Grandson Tyler Steptoe

 

 

 

 

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

Jake Hutto

 

 

Born in Center, TX July 19, 1925 – Passed away April 4, 2021

Preceded in death by wife, Johnnie Lout Hutto

Survived by:

Son - Larry Hutto – Georgetown, TX

Grandsons

Brent Hutto and wife Julie, Mineola, TX

Troy Hutto and wife Alice, Columbus, Ohio

“Adoptive daughter and son”

 Lynn and Randy Stone, De Berry, TX

A number of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

 

Celebration of Life

Mangum Funeral Home

420 San Augustine St.

Center, TX 75935

Friday April, 9, 2021

Family Visitation 12:30pm to 2pm

Service 2pm to 3pm

Burial

Watson and Sons 1554 TX-7

Center, TX

Officiating: Rev. James Allen Renfro

Pallbearers:

Dennis Hutto, Jerry Brown, Robbie Parker, Roger Reneau, Randy Stone, Carlin Caldwell

 

In Memory

Jake Hutto was drafted into the US Army and served our country by fighting in the Normandy Beach Landing on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. Jake fought hand to hand combat in General Patton’s 29th Infantry for 11 straight months through France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and Germany earning 3 Bronze Stars for Valor and multiple medals for expert marksmanship, honor, and excellent conduct.

 

During a furious battle Jake was trapped in a fox hole by German snipers and knew he was about to be killed so he screamed out to God “Please save me and get me back home to Center, TX to  be with my sweetheart, Johnnie, and I promise that I will serve you the rest of my life”. God answered Jake’s prayer, and Jake returned home to Center and married his sweetheart, Johnnie Lout. They moved to Houston for work and started their lives dedicated to God’s ministry so Jake could live up to his commitment to God. Jake, with only an 8th grade education (at the time), was accepted into an Electrician’s School, and passed with flying colors and was also a very noted auto mechanic. Jake worked full time and also began his journey into the ministry by serving under the auspices of seasoned ministers as an assistant helping in every bailiwick of the ministry and attending formal Bible College to become an ordained minister. Jake evangelized around Texas for a few years and later was invited to pastor the Savoy UPC Church in Savoy, TX for over 20 years where he grew the congregation from a mere handful of members to 100 plus and built a new church that became a landmark on Hwy 80 in Savoy.

 

God later led Jake and Johnnie to the Waskom UPC Church in Waskom, TX where they preached and sang the Gospel expanding the membership greatly for over 20 years. Jake didn’t officially retire until he was 83 years old.

 

Jake Hutto was a fierce, decorated American Soldier and laid his life on the line for our country and then served in God’s Will as a very soft-spoken yet firm pastor. He was a pillar to the community where he served and to many families over the span of over 50 years. When Jake received a call from anyone in need, he would respond immediately and do all he could to ease their pain. Most everyone lovingly knew him as Papaw. He loved that title.

Jake has now crossed over and has walked inside those Pearly Gates being greeted by his wife and many family members who have been waiting. As many family members and friends have voiced, “If Jake Hutto doesn’t get into Heaven, then none of us will!” Jake always said “we are never ready to die and leave our loved ones, but we must be prepared to go”. Jake Hutto was prepared!!

 

 

Alvina Elizalde  

 

 

NAME:     Alvina Elizalde             AGE:     91

 

ADDRESS:     Broaddus, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Saturday, April 3, 2021, Broaddus, Texas

                                                                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    March 31, 1930, Beeville, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 11:00 am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Trinity Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 10:00am – 11:00am

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Trinity Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

  

BURIAL:  Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

 

FATHER:         Jose Tapia                            MOTHER: Maria (Chavarria)

 

OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughters: Mary Sanchez of Lubbock

                                                    Rachel Bragg of Broaddus

                                Sons: Frederico Corondo of Nacogdoches

                                          Gabriel Elizalde of Broaddus

                                17 Grandchildren; 35 Great-grandchildren; 36 great-great-grandchildren

 **Preceded in death by parents Jose & Maria Tapia; husband Santos Elizalde; daughter Yolanda

                                          Corondo; daughter-in-law Billie Corondo; step-son Alberto Elizalde

 

 

 

 

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

 Carolyn Bryant    

 

 

NAME:     Carolyn Bryant             AGE:     71

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Saturday, Apirl 3, 2021, Angelina County, Texas

                                                                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    December 9, 1949, San Augustine County, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 3:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: First Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

  

BURIAL:  Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

 

FATHER:         Buster Kingsley                            MOTHER: Mozell (Carrell) Kingsley

 

OCCUPATION:   San Augustine Tractor

 

SURVIVED BY:   Husband: Ray Bryant of San Augustine

                               Son: Allen Bryant of Hudson

                               Daughter: Angie McGown and husband Todd of Hudson

                               Father: Buster Kingsley of Broaddus

                               Brother: Clifford Kingsley of Broaddus

                               Grandchildren: Ashton and Nicholas Bryant, Taylor McGown,

                                                           Kolby and Kyndel  Bryant

                                Great-granddaughter: Londyn Bryant

                      

 **Preceded in death by her mother Mozell Kingsley; son-in-law Michael Allen Wilson

 

 

 

 

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

Louie Don Speedy

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

 

 

Louie Don Speedy, 78, of Houston, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Houston.

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation one hour prior at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born March 13, 1943, in Center, Louie is the daughter of George Mitchell and Lela Hughes Mitchell.

 

She is survived by her children, Michael Speedy and wife Cheryl of Center, Robin Holloway of Houston, and Mitchell Holloway and wife Kathy of Center; grandchildren, Mark Speedy and Logan Speedy; sister, Georgie Bloodgood of Center; and a number of other relatives.

Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Speedy; parents, George Mitchell and Lela Hughes Mitchell; and sister, Helen Southerland.

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

Michelle Matthews

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

 

 

Michelle Matthews, 46, of Dallas, passed away March 30, 2021, in Dallas.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home at Noon.

Born February 10, 1975, in Grapevine, Michelle is the daughter of Lonnie Self and Bettie Covington Self.

 

She is survived by her husband, David Matthews of Dallas; children, Karissa Schmidt and husband Anthony of Allen, Daniel Castillo of Plano, and Izzy Carley of Dallas; grandchildren, Axel Schmidt, Dresleigh Schmidt, Kinzley Schmidt, and Harlynn Schmidt; sister, Yondi Upchurch of Fort Worth; and brother, Michael Brittain of Mansfield.

Preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Self and Bettie Covington Self.

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

 

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