Obituaries Archives for 2021-05

Oswell Samford

Oswell Samford, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Center.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

Oswell was born April 29, 1927, in Shelby County.  He worked as a custom homebuilder and was of Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Jones Samford; son, Kenneth Adamek; grandson, Jerry Glover; sisters-in-law, Pat Peace, Linda Foreman and husband Bobby, Marry Walker, and Rose Jones; brothers-in-law, Sammy Jones and wife Joy and David Jones.

Preceded in death by his daughter, Denise Glover; parents; 3 sisters; and one brother.

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

Joseph Wesley Daniels

Joseph Wesley Daniels, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021, in Joaquin.

His wishes were to be cremated and a private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Born September 4, 1951, in Lima, Ohio, Joseph is the son of John Wesley Daniels and Mary Thelma Punches Daniels.  In 1989, he married Donna Daniels, who passed away in 2015.  Joseph worked as a truck driver and retired after 40 years.  His hobbies included watching wrestling, meeting old wrestlers, knives, pictures of family, and just making peace with everyone. 

He is survived by his children, Jeremy Copas (Angela) of Glasgow, Kentucky, Jason Copas of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, Joseph Daniels II of Gardner, Kansas, Paul Daniels of Marysville, Washington, Amy Daniels of Pierre, South Dakota, and Elizabeth Copas of Kenton, Ohio; grandchildren, Levi Daniels, Derrik Daniels, Luke Barnett, Gavin Daniels, Noah Copas, Andrea Mutter, Ariel Cotton, and Allison Cotton; great grandchild, Tamen Caffey; siblings, Jack Daniels (Cotta) of Ada, Ohio, Mike Daniels of Alger, Kenny Daniels (Michele) of Kenton, Ohio, Cheryl Daniels of Kenton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mary Daniels; little buddy, Carter Luster; brother from another mother, Billy Luster; and adopted son, Corey Brown.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley Daniels and Mary Thelma Punches Daniels; John Daniels Jr., Mark Daniels, and Jeff Daniels; and sisters-in-law, Teresa Daniels and Nancy.

A special thanks to his cousin, Cora Renee McInnis, who cared for him during the last five years of his life.  Also, a special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their kind, compassionate care.

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

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

Preston Steptoe

NAME:    Preston Steptoe             AGE:     91

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Monday, May 24, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    February 17, 1930, San Augustine County, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Sowell Cemetery

 

FATHER:         R. V. Steptoe                            MOTHER: Annie (Parker) Steptoe

 

OCCUPATION:   Farmer/Rancher

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughters: Brenda Cox of Marshall

                                                    Debbie Wilson and Jimmie Wilson of Broaddus

                                                    Evelyn Runnels and Calvin of San Augustine

                                 Brothers: B. P. Steptoe, Wyman Steptoe

                                 

 **Preceded in death by Lillie Steptoe and Johnnie Pike Parrill; parents R. V. Steptoe & Annie (Parker) Steptoe; brother Eddie Dale Steptoe; Sister Christine Goyens


 

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

Guarnece Wise Martin

NAME: Guarnece Wise Martin 

AGE: 86 

ADDRESS: San Augustine County, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Monday, May 24, 2021, San Augustine County, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH: August 19, 1934, San Augustine County, Texas 

DATE / TIME OF GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 2:00pm 

PLACE OF SERVICE: 

Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm 

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PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas BURIAL: Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas OFFICIATING: Bro. Jim Moss 

FATHER: 

Crockett Wise 

MOTHER: Annie (Sowell) Wise 

OCCUPATION: Management 

SURVIVED BY: Brother: Alvis Dennon Wise 

Sister: Annie Maudice Wise Collins 2 Nieces: Melinda Collins Mullins, Rhonda Collins Morris 2 Nephews: Albert Collins, Alvis Collins 

Numerous great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews **Preceded in death by parents Crockett & Annie (Sowell) Wise; husband Roy Lee Martin; 

Son Roy Dean Martin; Brother-in-law Clifford Collins; 2 great nephews Stacy Martin, Jonathan Wayne Summers Jr. 

Online Obituary and Condolences Posted at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Rachael Hopkins

Rachael Gabrielle Hopkins, 46, of Morrow, Georgia died in her home on March 19, 2021 at 3:19 pm.  She lost her fight with renal cell carcinoma only three weeks after her diagnosis.  Rachael was born on February 5, 1975 in Carthage, Texas to Roger Guyton “Guy” Hopkins and Linda Gail Thompson Hopkins.

 

Professionally, Rachael worked over 15 years for the State of Georgia and spent the past three years working for Brighter Tomorrows Consulting in Griffin, Georgia.  Over her career, Rachael served in many professional organizations and achieved many credentials and certificates including LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), CPCS (Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor), CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor), CCDP-D (Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional-Diplomate), RPT (Registered Play Therapist).  She had completed the coursework for Marriage and Family Therapy but had not received her documentation.  She loved seeing her name in print with all her ‘letters’ after it.

Rachael was referred to by her mother as ‘most nearly perfect’.  She always strived for academic and professional excellence.  She graduated from Tenaha High School in 1993 as Salutatorian while also completing classes at Panola Junior College graduating with her associate degree the following year in 1994.  She graduated Stephen F. Austin State University with a double major bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology in 1997.  Her Masters at Georgia School of Professional Psychology was completed in 2000.  Rachael had completed her coursework and was ‘All but Dissertation’ on a Doctorate Degree.  She was a member of the Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society).

 

Rachael is survived by her mother Linda Gail Thompson Hopkins, her sister, Rebekah Michelle Hopkins Frederick (spouse Michael), her brother Benjamin Raphael Hopkins (spouse Paige Burleigh), her niece Genevieve, her nephews Jacob and Sebastian; Uncle Ted Hopkins (spouse Becky), Aunt Elizabeth Thompson Jones (spouse Randy), and many cousins and other family members.

 

Preceded in death by her father Roger Guyton ‘Guy’ Hopkins and both sets of grandparents, James Granvel Hopkins and Maudine Hughes Hopkins, Elbert Ray Thompson and Eula Gail Grubbs Thompson and her Uncle Ray ‘Bubba’ Thompson Jr.

Rachael loved people, travel, genealogy, celebrating and spending time with friends and family. She had a million-dollar smile and gave the warmest hugs!  She was a shooting star and left an indelible mark on everyone she knew.  Rachael described herself as having a great sense of caring and compassion.  All her knowledge and skill she had so diligently worked on throughout the years were dedicated to helping others find their best selves so they could, in turn, help others.  She believed in paying it forward and making the world a better place.

 

Her family will bring her ashes to be buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas with her father and grandparents on June 12, 2021 at 10:30 am.  

 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sacred Journey Hospice, 138 Peach Drive, McDonough, Georgia, 30252, 678-583-0717www.sacredjourneyhospice.com

Sandra Ballard

Sandra Ballard, 84, of Shreveport passed away Friday May 21, 2021 in Shreveport, LA. Born November 9, 1936, in Vivian, LA. Sandra is the daughter of Clarence Dean Collins and Auneva Collins. Graveside service will be held at 11:00AM Thursday May 27, 2021 at Brookland Cemetery, Shelby County Texas.

Sandra Graduated from Tenaha High school and after attended Texas women’s University. She was involved with the Eastern Star and Church of Christ. Sandra loved being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Sandra is survived by Brother Michael Collins of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Preceded in death by Son – Thomas Joseph Ballard, Daughter – Kimberly Ballard McClurg and Late husband – Ben Ballard.

 

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

Shirley Ann (Frost) Crocker

NEWSPAPER / RADIO OBITUARY

 

NAME:     Shirley Ann (Frost) Crocker             AGE:     61

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Nacogdoches, Texas

                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    April 10, 1960, Ft. Smith, Arkansas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Saturday, May 15, 2021, 11:00am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Little Flock Cemetery, Bronson, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: NONE

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A

  

BURIAL:  Little Flock Cemetery, Bronson, Texas

 

FATHER:         Ramond Eugene Frost               MOTHER: Lois (Oliver) Frost

 

OCCUPATION:   Cashier

 

SURVIVED BY:   Children: Delores Griffith and husband Billy of Garrison

                                                  Jason Simmons and wife Savannah of Cushing

                                                  Randy Simmons and wife Vickie of Center

                                                  Karen Simmons and husband Eric of Nacogches

                                                  Joyce Simmons of San Antonio

                                                  Julie Gross and husband Anthony of Gary

                               Parents-in-law: Bill and Annette Crocker

                               Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren

 **Preceded in death by parents Ramond & Lois Frost; husband Ben Crocker; son Richard Simmons;

                                          4 grandchildren




 

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

 

Mrs.  Lee Vern "Leevern" Williams Stotts Gilliam

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

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral services for Mrs.  Lee Vern “Leevern” Williams Stotts Gilliam (82) of Joaquin, Tx transitioned May 4, 2021, at home with family.  Mrs. Lee Vern was born to the late Andrew Williams Sr.  and Accie Richardson Williams April 23, 1939 in Ashton Hill-Shelby County Tx. Mrs. Lee Vern retired as Federal USDA Inspector. She was first African American to serve as City Councilwoman of Joaquin, Tx. Mrs. Lee Vern served as Usher Board president at her local church Keatchie COGIC, Mansfield District and for Historic Louisiana First Jurisdiction. She served her community and surrounding areas faithfully. Mrs. Lee Vern loved people and she definitely loved her family. 

Mrs. Lee Vern is survived by daughters: Levarie Cloudy (Arthur) of Center, Tx; Rosalind Stotts (Wade) of Houston, Tx; Pamela Barnes (Bobby) of Logansport, La; and Novelle-Tina Gatlin (David) of Logansport, La. 12 Grandchildren, and 21 great grands. Sister: Bertha Mae Jack of Houston, Tx. Brothers: Juan Williams and Junior Williams of Joaquin, Tx and Robert Williams of Houston, Tx. A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Visitation: Friday, May 14, 2021 @ St Peter COGIC, Logansport, La, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Funeral Services: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. at Logansport Elementary Gym 17228 LA-5, Logansport, La 71049 Officiating: Elder Maurice Rogers. 

Burial: Carroll Cemetery, Shelbyville, Tx. 

    Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and funeral 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 

 

CECIL OLIVER

CECIL OLIVER WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD MAY 12TH.   CECIL LOVED LIFE AND LOVED HIS HOME AND FAMILY AND WAS A FRIEND TO EVERYONE AND ESPECIALLY HIS DOG LUCKY.  AS A RN NURSE, HE LOVED AND SPENT HIS LIFE HELPING PEOPLE AND MOST OF ALL HE LOVED HIS LORD.  

 

A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD MAY 16TH AT 2:00 PM

AT MT. OLIVE CEMETERY.

 

HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS MOTHER AND FATHER, BRYANT AND BESSIE OLIVER, BROTHERS, WILLIAM, JAMES, BRUCE, RILEY BRYANT, AND GORDON OLIVER.

 

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SONS:

THOMAS OF KINGWOOD, TEXAS

AUSTIN OF GLASTONBURY, CONNECTICUT

 

DAUGHTER:

KATELYN OF LOGAN, UTAH

 

BROTHER, 

DR. BYRON OLIVER OF ST. JOHNS,VI

 

SISTERS, 

CAROLYN ELLIOTT OF SPLENDORA, TEXAS

BESS REEVES OF CENTER, TX.

 

Joe Louis Jones

Joe Louis Jones: Guru of Shelby County joined his loving wife, Gloria Ann Simon Jones on May 10, 2021.  At the time of death he resided in College Station, TX with his son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Michelle Jones.  Joe was born May 4, 1927, in Center.  He was a 4th generation resident of Shelby County, where his great grandfather, Louis Jones, settled in the Newburn area before the mid-19th century after leaving Indiana on a house boat.  Joe Louis resided in Center most of his life and graduated from Center High School in 1944.  After a short stint in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, California, he moved into Ms. Atkin’s boarding house on Mound St. in Nacogdoches while he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture on the GI Bill from Stephen F. Austin State College.  

As a life-long resident of Shelby County, Joe, had a variety of responsibilities. He swept out the State Guaranty Bond Bank for his Father, Vice President of the bank; chopped cotton on the farm near Smith Creek north of Center in the summers after school let out; waited the counter and closed out the register at the end of the night at the Brian Bailey Café on the square; as a young father milked 37 head of Jersey cows twice a day at the same time he worked as a teller in the bank he’d swept out as a child; owned a wholesale/retail business, owned a cow/calf operation on the same farm he’d chopped cotton and milked cows; imported the first Pinzgauer cow (red and white) into the U.S. from Europe, with his unique wit and dry humor, he always said “The prettiest color a cow can be is green at selling time;” served as Center Little League Coach (Worlds Greatest Coach 1966) and the Center Noon Lions Club Tail Twister; worked with the Texas Archeological Society in evaluation of several archeological sites of significance in Shelby county as a self-taught archeologist; served as the Shelby County Historic Courthouse Docent; and was a loving and devoted Husband; Father; and Grandfather.

Some may remember him as the Master of Ceremonies at the Center Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquets; the Red Wing and cowboy boot dealer at Thrifty Discount Shoes, one block east of the square behind the old post office or maybe you toured the Shelby County Historic Courthouse for a dose of Joe Louis’ stories, history, and humor of Shelby County.  

He loved, was loved, and was preceded in death by his beautiful and loving wife of 64 years, Gloria “Ann” Simon Jones.  He is survived by his daughter, Traci Ellen Jones of Missouri City; his son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Michelle Jones of College Station; grandchildren, Daniel Jones and wife, Danielle; Natalie Jones; Brittany Yoder and husband Kyle; Chris Braaton and fiancée Rosa Locke; and Nick Braaton and wife Lauren; great-grandchildren Sloan Yoder, Caden Braaton, Gage Yoder, Kylie Graham, and Kaylin Graham.

Graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation at Watson & Sons Funeral Home beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Reverend Malcolm Monroe will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas  75935.

 

Bruce Wayne Koonce

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: May 17, 2021

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Bruce Wayne Koonce

 

Bruce Wayne Koonce, 80, of Center, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021, in Center. 

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at 3:00 p.m.  Bro. Luke Garrett and Bro. Gordon Vaughn will officiate.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born July 10, 1940, Bruce is the son of Robie Koonce and Pauline Humphries Koonce.  He graduated from Center High School in 1958.  After 25 years of service, Bruce ended his career at Tyson Foods.  His love of fishing made him an excellent fishing guide on Toledo Bend and led him to attaining a membership in Shelby County Bass Anglers.  He also enjoyed hunting and became a member of both Attoyac and Iron Ore Hunting Clubs. Bruce was also a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin, where he was actively involved in the Men’s Sunday school class.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Lewis Koonce of Center; son, David Koonce and wife Angela of Center; daughters, Kathy Nichols and fiancé Mark Davis of Center and Kristi Holt and husband John of Center; grandchildren, Cody Nichols and wife Holly, James Holt and Julie McSwain, Taylor Nichols and fiancé Wyatt Hairgrove, and Kamryn Holt; great grandchild, Laityn Nichols; sister, Alice Sue Howard and husband Bob of Center; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Walla of Joaquin and Joyce Richards of Friendswood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Robie Koonce and Pauline Humphries Koonce; grandparents, George and Ethel Humphries; in-laws, James and Mary Cannie Lewis; brothers-in-law, Walter Walla and Steve Richards; nephew, James “Bubba” Walla.

Pallbearers will be Grant McDonald, Mark Davis, Cody Nichols, James Holt, Shelby Johnson, “Scooter” Clark, Matt Mathews, Wyatt Hairgrove, and Charles Barr.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gary McDonald, Sammy Arnold, Royce Lynn Johnson, Bob Howard, James Crelia, Wayne Willoughby, Freeman Nichols, Iron Ore Hunting Club, Shelby County Bass Anglers, and Jackson Men’s Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Jackson Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 11620 State Highway 7 East, Center, Texas 75935.

A special thank you to Affinity Hospice, especially Tristan, Sara, and Mallory, for their compassionate care.

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

 

John Husband

NEWSPAPER / RADIO OBITUARY

 

NAME:     John Husband             AGE:     66

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Saturday, May 15, 2021, Lufkin, Texas

                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    July 19, 1954, San Augustine, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:         Neil Husband                            MOTHER: Hyburnia (Wade) Husband

 

OCCUPATION:   Truck Driver

 

SURVIVED BY:   Brother: Dave Husband and Becky Walson of Parker Colorado

                                Nieces: Sheila Husband of Diboll

                                             Keisha Husband of Diboll

                                Nephew: Neil Husband of San Augustine

 **Preceded in death by parents Neil & Hyburnia Husband; brothers Buck Husband, Dan Husband



 

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

 

Dora Hollis

NEWSPAPER / RADIO OBITUARY

 

NAME:     Dora Hollis             AGE:     94

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Sunday, May 9, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    April 17, 1927, Chireno, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 1:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Roberts Chapel, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, May 21, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Roberts Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas

 

FATHER:         Gage Kegler                            MOTHER: Rose Kegler

 

OCCUPATION:   Housekeeper

 

SURVIVED BY:   Sons: Larry Hollis and wife Sigrid 

                                          Alvin Hollis

                               Sister: Velma Roberts

                               5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild

 **Preceded in death by parents Gage & Rose Kegler; husband Dub H. Hollis




 

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

 

Mr. Kenedy Wayne "Skinny" Edwards

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: 08/23/1967        DOD: 05/11/ 2021

 

Mr. Kenedy Wayne “Skinny” Edwards, age 54, of Center, Texas passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 due to a log truck accident on SH 103.  

 

Graveside Service

 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

1:00 p.m.

Union Grove Cemetery

Rev. Napoleon Shaw, Officiating

 

Viewing

 

Friday, May 21, 2021

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

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 

 

1 Brother        James R. Edwards (Diane) of Las Vegas, NV

 

3 sisters        Loise Edwards of Hudson, Texas

            Ivery Davis (Donald) of San Augustine, Texas

            Shenet Smith of San Augustine, Texas

 

One Special Aunt    Myrtle Malone of San Augustine, Texas

 

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

Frances O. Hoover

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Frances O. Hoover  – Obituary

 

Frances O. Hoover, 85, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2021 in Garrison Texas. She was born on January 14, 1936 in Streetman, Texas, to the late Alfred E. Stephens and Virginia Othella (Goodson) Stephens. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas with Bro. Jason Sparks officiating. Private interment will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson.

 

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.

 

Tex C. Birdwell Sr

NEWSPAPER / RADIO OBITUARY

 

NAME:     Tex C. Birdwell Sr.             AGE:     85

 

ADDRESS:     Bronson, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Bronson, Texas

                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    March 25, 1936, Bronson, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Monday, May 24, 2021, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, May 24, 2021, 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Little Flock Cemetery, Bronson, Texas

 

FATHER:         Samuel Henry Birdwell                            MOTHER: Clarice (Crocker) 

 

OCCUPATION:   Pipeliner

 

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Barbra Birdwell of Bronson

                                Daughter: Sherry McDaniel and husband Greg of Long Branch

                                Son: Rusty Birdwell of Huxley

                                Grandchildren: Beth McCary, Jennifer McDaniel, Matt Birdwell, Jessica Runnels,

                                                            Shala Saentz, Megan Birdwell, Hope Birdwell

                                 6 Great-grandchildren

                                Sister: Billie Rose Patterson

                                2 Half-brothers; 3 half-sisters

 **Preceded in death by parents Samuel Birdwell & Clarice Skinner; wife Mabel Lois Birdwell;

                                          Son Todd Birdwell; sister Patsy Royer




 

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

 

Mona Jones Campbell

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: May 22, 2021

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Mona Jones Campbell

 

Mona Jones Campbell, 92, of Center, TX, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 22,

2021, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Texas. She was born October 20, 1928, in Center, Texas to the late

H.H. Jones, Jr. and Geraldine Mary Stokes Jones.

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 24, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with visitation an

hour prior. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Bro. Gordon Vaughn will officiate.

 

Mona grew up in Center, Texas. She attended Center High School and after graduation attended Stephens

College in Columbia, Missouri. She also attended Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mona was a

member of Beta Sigma Phi. On July 14, 1947, she married “the love of her life,” James Edward Campbell.

They worked together at Farmers Gas Company and later Mona worked at Polley Mercantile with her father,

H.H. Jones Jr. Mona was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

 

She and James had three children: Angela, Jamie and Rick. She loved her children and would do anything for

them. She was known as Nano to the 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

 

She and James loved to travel and they loved dancing. Mona was an avid golfer and played often with Mary

Bugler, Portia Gaines and Janet Palmer. She also loved art and was quite a good painter. She was also gifted

with organization and housekeeping. She was a blessing as a wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

 

She is survived by her husband, James Edward Campbell; daughter, Angela Koonce and husband David; son,

Rick Campbell and wife Katrina; son-in-law, Stephen Gamble; grandchildren, Michelle Permenter and friend Julianne Horst, Cam McElroy,

Collin McElroy and wife Hillary, Ashton James Campbell, Brooke Campbell Lane and husband Brad; great

grandchildren, Ethan McElroy, Campbell Ryan Beck, Vivi Lane, Eva Lane, Connor McElroy, Tucker McElroy, and

baby to be, Olivia Jamie McElroy; also caregivers and friends, Brenda Berry and Annie Winn.

 

Preceded in death by her daughter, Jamie Campbell Gamble; parents, H.H. Jones Jr. and Geraldine Mary

Stokes Jones; sister, Mary Eldred Jones Massey; in-laws, Lacy Burk Campbell and Naomi Booth Campbell; and

brother-in-law, Cecil Massey.

 

Pallbearers will be Brad Lane, Roy Blackshear, Scott Massey, Johnnie Hi Massey, Cam McElroy, and Collin

McElroy. Honorary pallbearers will be Yazoo Thomas, Sammy Dance, Ashton Campbell, Randy Floyd and Nick

Waters.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701,

First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center Texas 75935 or an organization of your choice.

 

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

 

Mr. A D Redmon

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:         DOD: 05/21/ 2021

 

Mr. A D Redmon, age 90, of Houston, Texas passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 in Houston, Texas.    Services are still pending.

 

Funeral Service

 

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SURVIVORS 

 

Ms. Zelmetria Annette Wilson

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:05/14/1966         DOD: 05/18/ 2021

 

Ms. Zelmetria Annette Wilson, age 56, of Houston, Texas passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Sugarland, Texas.    

 

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 29, 2021

1:00 p.m.

Roberts Baptist Church

Interment: Roberts Cemetery

Rev. Orvin Garrett, Officiating

 

Viewing

Friday, May 28, 2021

1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS 

 

1 Son             Justin Wilson (Conchett) of San Augustine, Texas

 

1 Daughter        LaToya Monique Wilson of Houston, Texas

 

6 Grandchildren

 

Father            Franklin Wilson of San Augustine, Texas

 

3 Brothers        Brandon Wilson (Connie) of Lufkin, Texas

            Byron Wilson (Jennifer) of California

            Fran Juan Wilson of Houston, Texas

 

3 Sisters        Janice Luper (Terry) of Great Falls, SC

            Monique Ferdinand (Ronnie) of Granbury, Texas

            Shameka Roberts of Houston, Texas

 

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

 

Charles G. Huskey

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: Monday, May 24, 2021

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Charles G. Huskey

 

Charles G. Huskey, 62, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Tyler.

Mr. Huskey’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born September 5, 1958, in Emmett, Idaho, Charles is the son of Charles Garland Huskey and Thelma Irene Beeks Huskey.  He graduated from Bitburg American High School in June 1976.  Charles worked as a crew leader at a paper company in Mansfield, Louisiana.  

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Huskey; children, Christopher Huskey, Steven and Lindsay Huskey, and Danielle Huskey; grandchildren, Kyra Huskey and Dylan Hudspeth; mother, Jackie Gray and husband Berle; sister, Patricia Holman; and brother, Scott Huskey and wife Rhonda.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Garland Huskey; sister, Tina Newton; and Toni Renee Huskey and Xavier Rae Huskey.

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

Charles "Randy" Chandler

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

 

 

 

Charles “Randy” Chandler, 60, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Nacogdoches County.

 

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County with visitation at Noon at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Bro. Derrick Lightfoot will officiate.

 

Born January 4, 1961, in Center, Randy is the son of the late Charles H. Chandler and Joyce Marie Luman Chandler.  He married and spent 35 years with the love of his life, Monica.  Randy enjoyed being outdoors, drinking his coffee, spending time with his grandson, and fishing and hunting.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Randi Kay Faulkenbery and husband Josiah of Center; son, Brody Chandler of Center; grandson, Wyatt Faulkenbery of Center; brothers, Ricky Chandler and wife Lecia of Joaquin and Ronald Chandler of Center; sisters, Relissa Bailey and husband Shane of Nacogdoches, Rhonda McManus and husband Robert of Athens, and Rachelle Chandler and fiancé Billy Ramey of Nacogdoches; nieces and nephews, Bo Chandler, Ryan Chandler, Jake Chandler, Shelby Caldwell, Ashlie Chandler, R.J. Chandler, Kodie Bailey, Shayna Tucker, Kortni Bailey, Jordin Fountain, Charlie Fountain, Aybree Bond, Kylar Bond, and Chance Bond.

 

Preceded in death by his wife, Monica Chandler; parents, Charles H. Chandler and Joyce Marie Luman Chandler; brother, Robbie Chandler; and niece, Brittany Murdock.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Chandler, Ronald Chandler, Robert McManus, Bo Chandler, Ronnie Davis, and Billy Ramey.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jordin Fountain, Charlie Fountain, Ryan Chandler, Jake Chandler, R.J. Chandler, and Kodie Bailey.

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

 Joan Gail Wisnoski

 

 

NAME:     Joan Gail Wisnoski          AGE:     68

 

ADDRESS:     The Woodlands, Texas

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Monday, May 3, 2021, The Woodlands, Texas

                                                                          

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    March 24, 1953, Houston, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, May 10, 2021, 10:30am

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: NONE

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A

  

BURIAL:  Hebron Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:         John Wisnoski                            MOTHER: Madeline Avanell (Stringer) Wisnoski

 

SURVIVED BY:   Sister: Dana Kelley and husband Roger of Zavalla

                                Nephew: Jarrod “Colin” Kelley of Conroe

 **Preceded in death by parents John Wisnoski and Madeline “Nell” Stringer-Wisnoski;

                                          Nephew Jamie Aaron Kelley

 

 

 

 

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

John Wayne "Jimmy" Mosley

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

 

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral services Mr. John Wayne “Jimmy” Mosley (70) of Tenaha, Texas. Mr. Mosley died Friday, April 30, 2021 at local nursing home in Carthage, Texas.      Mr. Mosley born to the late Nelvin Mosley and Doris Williams, Mosley in Tenaha, Texas.  Mr. Mosley was a proud Alumni of Prairie View A&M.  Funeral service will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 St. John Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas, 1:00 P.M.  Rev. Chandler Pettis officiating.

Mr. Mosley is survived by:

Brother:  Nelvin Mosley Jr. and wife Gwen of Beaumont, Texas

Sisters:  Shirley Joyce Walton and husband Roosevelt of Carthage, Texas and Doris Renea Jones of Longview, Texas.

A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

 

Visitations will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 at St. John Baptist Church, 12:00 noon.

Burial:  St John Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

 

                Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and funeral 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

 

 

 

Anthony Wayne Lane

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: 01/28/1965                    DOD: 04/30/ 2021

 

Mr. Anthony Wayne Lane, age 56, of Lufkin, Texas passed away on April 30, 2021 at his residence in Lufkin, Texas.  

 

Graveside Service

Saturday, May 8, 2021

11:30 a.m.

Graveside service at Mt. Zion Cemetery

Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery

 

Viewing

Saturday, May 8, 2021

9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

SURVIVORS

 

Wife                            Brigitte Lane of Lufkin, Texas

 

1 Son                           Dewayne Lane of Lufkin, Texas

 

2 Daughters                Nabrisha Lane of Lufkin, Texas

                                    Nakendra Clifton of San Augustine, Texas

 

4 Grandchildren

 

1 Brother                     Elton Holman of Lufkin, Texas

 

5 Sisters                       Vera Lane of Beaumont, Texas

                                    Patrina Lane of Beaumont, Texas

                                    Yulanda Weeks of Lufkin, Texas

                                    Toashunda Sanchez of Lukin, Texas

                                    Demetria Skipper (Diamond)  of Spring, Texas

 

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

Myrtie Lou Bass Williams

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

 

 

Myrtie Lou Bass Williams, 92, of Humble, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior. Bro. Don Windham will officiate.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

 

Born March 30, 1929, in Shelby County, Myrtie is the daughter of the late George Bass and Meddie Chambliss Bass. She retired as a sales clerk in retail.  Her hobbies included crocheting and embroidery.  Myrtie was a member of Mount Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Dear (Randy) of Humble; grandchildren, Brian Dear (Sylvia) of Humble and Leigh Ann Dear of Conroe; great granddaughter, Cassidy Dear of Humble; brother, Kester Bass of Shelbyville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Williams; parents, George Bass and Meddie Chambliss Bass; and brothers and sisters.

 

Her family will serve as pallbearers.

 

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

Esther Marie Harvey

 

Esther Marie Harvey, 87, of Gary, Texas, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2021 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on June 8, 1933 in Shelby County, Texas, to the late Archie Milburn and Ina Mae (Driggers) Darnell. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating.

 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 6-8PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

 

Esther Marie graduated Timpson High School class of 1951.  She married Veston (Tenny) Harvey on January 5, 1952. They were married almost 60 years before his death in 2011.  Esther Marie loved to cook. She was PTA president and involved with her children’s’ school activities.  She loved working at the Timpson Library and the genealogy society.  She volunteered at the Esther’s Clothes Closet for several years.  While at the nursing home she loved going on outings with them and playing bingo there.

 

Esther is survived by her son Emmett Harvey and wife Gayle of Gary; daughter, Sandra Abernathy and husband Gene of Carthage; 4 grandchildren, Kathryn Stamps and husband Ryan of Timpson, Karyn Smith of Longview, Tammy McFarlin and husband Michael of Troup, and Timothy McKnight and wife Kristina of Gary; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Edna Dean of Garrison; sister-in-law, Katherine Darnell of Nederland, Suann Harvey of Longview; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Veston Harvey; parents Milburn and Ina Mae Darnell; brother, Emmett Darnell; and great granddaughter, Trinity Rose McKnight.

 

Family would especially like to thank the entire staff at Garrison Nursing Home for the exceptional care extended to her over the past four years.

 

Pallbearers serving will be Ryan Clay Stamps, Gabe Smith, Timothy McKnight, Michael McFarlin, Junior Woodfin, and Johnny Woodfin.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be James Woodfin, Wayne Harvey, Owen Harvey, Wesley Boren, and Tommy McKnight.

 

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Shelby County Corinth Cemetery, PO Box 426, Timpson, Texas or Garrison Nursing Home Activity Fund, 333 North FM 95, Garrison, Texas, 75946.

 

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.

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