Obituaries Archives for 2021-09

Charles Cook

Charles went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2021.

 

Funeral service will be held Noon, Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Frankston City Cemetery in Frankston, TX.

 

He was born August 22, 1951 in Jacksonville, TX to J.C. (Joe) and Vay Dell Ellis Cook of Center, TX.

 

As a young boy he fell in love with horses. As he got older he got involved in rodeo where he did a little bit of it all. He roped, team roped, steer wrestled and even rode a few bulls. His love of horses turned into a passion that lasted until his last breath. After he retired from the Texas Highway Department he spent all of his time breeding and racing horses. He named some after his nieces and nephews and one Ms. Vay Dell who was named for his mother who he cherished. His other passion was his trips to Yellowstone. He would spend hours scouring the mountain sides and valleys for bears.

 

Charles is survived by his sisters,

Sheila Varwig of Pineville, LA

Mary Gwen Willoughby and husband Kenneth of Deridder, LA

Rhenee Flores and husband Joe of Dry Prong, LA

 

Special nieces and nephews who knew him as "Hunk"

Christena Alexander (Eric) of Tioga, LA

Daniel Emanis (Monique) of Center, TX

Michael Emanis (Kasey) of Hallsville, TX

Todd Varwig (Yvonne) of Hoover, AL

Jaceson Willoughby (Wendy) of Deridder, LA

Teddy Varwig (Kerry) of Las Vegas, NV

Christy Lee of Florida

Terry Varwig (Jahnienne) of Bastrop, LA

Lisa Culpepper (Cary) of Carrier, MS

Chad Varwig of Lafayette, LA

 

Numerous other nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 

Former wife Betty Cook

 

A group of his Brookshires friends where he enjoyed spending time "shooting the bull".

 

Pallbearers will be close family members and friends.


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

L.B. Evans

L.B. Evans, 78, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in Joaquin.

Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 1, 2021, at Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine with visitation beginning at 9:45 a.m.  John Paul Sledge will officiate.

Born May 25, 1943, in San Augustine, L.B. is the son of Ben Evans and Alice Richardson Evans. He worked as a carpenter.  L.B.’s favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, and most of all, spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, MaryLee Evans of Joaquin; children, Jessie Griffith and wife Lisa of Joaquin, Gary Evans and wife Melissa of Joaquin, Ricky Evans and wife Deanne of Joaquin, Christy Bates of Joaquin, and Lori Eldridge of Joaquin; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by son, Michael Griffith; parents, Ben Evans and Alice Richardson Evans; and brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be L.B.’s grandsons.

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

Billy McSwain

 

Billy McSwain, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation one hour prior at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.  Bro. Charles Hall will officiate.  

Born July 9, 1940, in Center, Billy is the son of J.W. “Bill” McSwain and Iris Lowery McSwain.  At 16 years of age, he joined the United States Navy. Billy later met his wife Helen, and together they raised two sons – John Paul and Tim McSwain.  While his boys were young, Billy enjoyed spending time with them during athletic events and outdoor activities, especially duck hunting. Billy and Helen also enjoyed family RV trips.  Big Country and Western music fans, a Gene Watson song could bring a smile to their faces, proving true the song, “Old Love Never Dies.” A hard worker, Billy often could be found operating heavy equipment and doing mechanical work.  Billy was an employee for Pennzoil refinery in Shreveport, La for 41 years.  In his later years, he found a loving companion in his dog, Houdini.  Until his health began to decline, Billy was a very active member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Tyler McSwain of Joaquin; son, Tim McSwain and wife Paula of Mont Belvieu; grandchildren, Daniel McSwain of Anahuac, Tyler McSwain and wife Peyton of Joaquin, Logan McSwain and fiance Kara of Anahuac, and Bailee Smith and husband Cole of Joaquin; great grandchildren, Landry, John Tyler, and Paxton McSwain, and Mikelyn Smith; and daughter-in-law, Joel McSwain Bumback of Joaquin.

Preceded in death by son, John Paul McSwain; parents, J.W. “Bill” McSwain and Iris Lowery McSwain; and siblings, Kenneth McSwain and Jackie Adams.

Pallbearers will be Daniel McSwain, Tyler McSwain, Logan McSwain, Cole Smith, Jimmy McSwain, and Stevie English.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Tyler McSwain, Dickie Smith, Race English, Cam English, Clois Slaughter, and Johnny Harvey.

Memorial donations can be made in Billy’s name to Jackson Baptist Church Building Fund, 11120 State Highway 7 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

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

Ervin Lee Bennett

 Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas is announcing graveside service for Mr. Ervin Lee Bennett (65) of Center, Texas.   Mr. Bennett died on September 23, 2021, at the local emergency room.  Graveside service will be Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Westview Cemetery at 1:00 PM at Westview Cemetery.  Rev. Wilbert Simmons the eulogist. 

Mr. Bennett is survived by:

3 Sisters:  Lyla Ann Pennington of Grand Cane, Louisiana; Francis Mae Eaden of Center, Texas; and Ella Bennett (Joel) of Center, Texas 

2 Goddaughters:  Sheba Polley and Kamisha Nobles of Tyler, Texas 

1 Brother-in-law:  James Lowe of Center, Texas 

1 Sister-in-law:  Shelia Latham of Center, Texas 

Special Aunt:  Mozelle Smith of Center, Texas

Special Uncle:  Jim Yarborough 

Visitation:  Friday, October 1, 2021, from the hours of 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Hicks Chapel.

Committal:  Westview Cemetery in Center, 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

L D Allen

Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home of Dallas, Texas and Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas are announcing funeral service for Mr. L D Allen (79) of Houston, Texas.  L D was born to Eugene Allen and Matilde Pilot, Allen in Center, Texas on February 14, 1942.    Mr. Allen died on September 21, 2021, at a local hospital in Houston, Texas.   Funeral service will be held at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church (3727 N. Westmoreland Rd. Dallas, Texas 75212) at 2:30 P.M. on October 2, 2021. 

Mr. Allen is survived by:

Children:  Darron McCoy (Toni) of Carrollton, Texas; Thomas Henderson (NaShonda) of Atlanta, Texas; Antonietter “Toni” Allen, White of Plano, Texas; Greg McCowin (Diana) Little Elm, Texas; Willie Suell of Tyler, Texas; and Elizabeth Suell of Center, Texas 

Sisters:  Bobbye Bowan of Tyler, Texas; Wyomia Allen of Dallas, Texas; Cora Sue Wallace of Nacogdoches, Texas; and LaMerie Allen of Tyler, Texas

15 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends

Special Niece:  Michelle Jenkins Anders of Dallas, Texas

Special Nephew:  Kent Allen of Houston, Texas

Best Friend:  Felton Greer of Giddings, Texas 

Visitation:  On October 1, 2021, at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home (6449 University Hill Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75241) from the hours of 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Committal:  Mountain Creek Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Texas 

Louise (Walker) Cockrell

 

Our loving mother, sister, and friend Louise Cockrell passed away on September 2nd in Seattle, Washington.  She was born on October 22nd, 1930 to George and Lottie (Walsh) Walker in Monroe, Louisiana.  Louise graduated from Many High School in 1948 and then attended Panola College in Carthage, Texas taking courses in business.  After moving to Joaquin, Louise worked at the only café in downtown Joaquin where she met John Floyd Cockrell whom she eventually married on December 15, 1952.

A while after marrying John, Louise joined him in Manhattan Beach, CA where he was stationed in the Army.  Louise returned to Joaquin to give birth to her son Ronald at Barksdale A.F.B. in October 1955.  The family continued living in Joaquin after John was discharged from the service where Louise worked as a teller at the Texas State Bank in Joaquin.

In August of 1961, Louise and John decided to pack up their family and move to Tacoma, Washington in search of more opportunities for the future.  John’s oldest sister and family were already living there, and John knew the area as he was stationed nearby during the Korean War.  Louise and John remained happily married in Tacoma until John’s passing in the spring of 1983.  After Ronald went to college, Louise returned to work as a store teller for the Fred Meyer grocery chain eventually retiring in 1992.

After retirement, Louise continued to enjoy her favorite pastimes of shopping, sewing, crochet, knitting, reading, and gardening.  She lived independently in the family home until her health would no longer allow in early 2016.

Louise will be laid to rest in Sholar Cemetery next to her husband John.  Friends and family are invited to visit Louise at the Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas on Saturday, October 2nd between 5 & 7 pm.  A private service will be held graveside at her interment.

Louise is survived by her sister Delores Gallien of Shreveport, her son Ronald Cockrell and his husband Michael Messick of Tacoma, WA as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins on both her and John’s sides of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charitable organization in Louise’s name.

Jan Akridge

 

Jan Akridge, 68, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at Noon.  Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born May 30, 1953, Jan is the daughter of John Marlin Adams and Johnnie Francis Crocker Adams.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Akridge of Center; children, Tara Jordan and Brandon of Center, Chad Akridge and Leslie of Center, and J.C. Akridge and Amanda of Center; grandchildren, Jake Jordan and Sarah, Kolby and Kamryn Jordan, Kason Jordan, Bo Jordan, Austin and Shelby Akridge, Isabella Akridge, Raylee Akridge, Lauren Akridge, Wyatt Akridge, and Jaidyn Akridge; great grandson, Easton Lee Akridge; brother, John Adams and Mary Kay of Nederland; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, John Marlin Adams and Johnnie Francis Crocker Adams; sisters, Kathryn Vaughn and Barbara Miller; brothers-in-law, Darrel Vaughn and Carl Miller.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons Jake Jordan, Kolby Jordan, Kason Jordan, Bo Jordan, Austin Akridge, and Wyatt Akridge.

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

Donny Cleron Daw

 

Donny Cleron Daw, age 72, passed away peacefully, with his loving wife Tamra by his side, in Carthage, Texas on the morning of September 25, 2021. Donny was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and after three months he lost his battle with the disease. Donny accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a young teenager and his family has peace in the assurance of his salvation.

Donny was the son of Foster Cleron Daw and Mauverine (Mickey) Strickland, both of Shelbyville. Donny was born on September 16, 1949, in Center, Texas and was raised in Shelbyville where he also raised his three children. He was a graduate of Shelbyville High School and an accomplished Dragon athlete.  He was a life-long Shelbyville Dragon fan and never missed a game when his sons were playing or his daughter was cheering. He coached youth baseball and enjoyed making a difference in the lives of the young children he coached.

Donny, lovingly known as DD by his grandchildren, “adopted” grandchildren, neighbors, and friends, was happiest spending time outdoors. He took his grandsons fishing, bought them their first pocketknives, and regularly hosted an annual Halloween “Boo Bash” party just for their entertainment. Per his wife Tamra, he took great pride in being a mentor to his stepson, Trey, and grandchildren, encouraging in them a strong work ethic and the need to pursue the highest academic endeavor and to reach for their dreams.

Donny was a successful semi-retired businessman whose outgoing, never-met-a-stranger personality allowed him to build many business and personal relationships. Donny’s “word was his bond” and this philosophy served him greatly in all his endeavors.  Donny greatly enjoyed entertaining clients, friends, and family. One of his greatest joys was spending time at his beloved camp, The Outback, on Toledo Bend Lake. There you could find him fishing, cooking, and entertaining the guys on and off the water. Donny was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and a proud son of Texas.

When he married his second wife, Tamra, a new dimension was added to his life as he gained new family members who embraced him and made him feel a part of their Louisiana culture and Syrian-Lebanese family. He cheered on those LSU Tigers and occasionally the Saints! He took pride in maintaining the beauty of his home, the Daw Ranch, in Bethany, Louisiana. You could often find him tinkering in his shop, working on his boats, and listening to his favorite music.

Donny was preceded in death by his father, Foster Cleron Daw; mother, Mauverine (Mickey) Strickland; and brother, Billy Joe Hutto.

He is survived by his wife, Tamra LaHood Daw; children, Jim Daw (Judy) of Patroon, Joe Daw (J.J.) of Montgomery and Jennifer Pultorak (Jim) of Rockwall; step-children, Trey Allen (Becky) of Bossier City, Louisiana and Tara Schildroth (Layne) of Springhill, Louisiana; grandchildren, Sydney Daw, Luke and Monte Scamperino, Zachary and Madison Schildroth and Sean Allen; sister, Nancy Perry (Jim) of Center; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be dear friends; Shane Corbell, Jamie Lynn, Richard Grissom, Wade Hooper, Brad Hughes, and James Elliott.  Honorary Pallbearers include Jimmy Howard, Jerry Reed, step-son Trey Allen, brother-in-law Jim Perry and great nephew Nicholas Sims.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice Plus nurses and Lydia, Cindy, Dawn and Lashunon, the nurses who so lovingly cared for him over the last several weeks. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Marvin Cooper officiating. Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery. Visitation will be held before the service from 9:30-10:30am at Watson’s Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN, 38105 or online at www.st.judes.org  in memory of Donny Cleron Daw.


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

David Weaver Jr.

David Weaver Jr., 41, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021, in Joaquin.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Billy Rodgers officiating.

Born November 23, 1979, David is the son of Len Weaver Sr. and Judy Jones. A kindhearted man, he loved people and animals.  David’s goal was “changing the shape of the world one inch at a time.”  

He is survived by his father, Len Weaver Sr. of Joaquin; mother, Judy Jones of Carthage; brother, Jason Thomas Adkison of Center; sisters, Sami Jo McRae and husband Keith of Carthage and Jennifer Weaver of Franklin, Tennessee; grandmother, Billie Jo Fountain of Carthage; nephews, Chris McRae of McKinney, Blaine McRae of Carthage, and Jesse Adkison of Center; a number of cousins; stepchildren, Ashton Askew of Center and Roscoe McSwain Jr. of Center; and special friend, Rhonda McSwain of Center.

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

Albert Levi Dennis

 

Albert Levi Dennis, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021, in Joaquin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2021, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Michael Belgard officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born April 11, 1939, Albert is the son of Albert Frank Dennis and Nancy Walling Dennis.  He served as a Merchant Marine from 1956-1958.  Woodwork was his hobby.  Albert loved getting together with his family.  He was a member of Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

He is survived by his children, Judy Smith and husband Jay of Center, Debra Perry of Joaquin, Johnny Dennis of Joaquin, Randy Dennis and wife Deborah of Joaquin, Diane Carroll and husband Dewey of Joaquin, Willie Dennis and wife Deena of Timpson, Dorothy “GeGe” Byrd and husband Steve of Joaquin, and Shane Dennis of Kentucky; 16 grandkids; 30 great grandkids; brothers and sisters, Jimmy Dennis of Illinois, Gilbert Dennis of Huntington, Clara Blount of Joaquin, Thomas Dennis of Joaquin, and Martha Blizzard of Pennsylvania; special brother-in-law, Elbert Porter of Center; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife, Helen Dennis; granddaughter, Mandy Rachelle Dennis; great grandson, Joseph Scott Coy; sisters, Martha Anthony and Margaret Leach; and brother, John Thomas Smiley.

Pallbearers will be Shane Dennis, Todd Clark, Chant Clark, Chris Dennis, Cody Renegar, Brandon Byrd, Draper Carrol, and Darrel McDaniel.

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

Kyle Glenn Bush

Kyle Glenn Bush, 51, of Timpson passed away early Monday morning, September 20, in Tyler after a long, hard fight with Covid. During his 7 weeks in the hospital, he made a huge impression on those who cared for him. His doctor described him as being a “mule of a man” with a “heart of a lion” when speaking of his strength, determination and his will to fight.

Kyle was born in Center on January 7, 1970 to Elton “Bubba” and Nancy McIver Bush. He was joined in 1975 by his brother, Kevin Dayton. As a young man, Kyle met the love of his life, Carla Ramsey, and they married in 1992. In 1994, their firstborn child, Kylie Renee, was born and died a few days later. After enduring such a devastating loss, their lives were forever changed on May 27, 1997, when they welcomed their greatest blessings, twins, Kaylie Renee and Keaton Kyle. For the rest of his days, Kyle’s world revolved around anything and everything that involved his kids. Barrel racing, softball, baseball, showing cattle, hunting, fishing and anything else they found to do along the way, Kyle was all in and spent every spare moment being Keaton and Kaylie’s biggest supporters alongside Carla. He was so proud of the brand Keaton has built, B Square, that began with he and Kaylie showing cattle as children. His kids were his greatest accomplishments and most cherished blessings.

Kyle worked mostly in construction but he wore many hats along the way and made many investments that allowed him to give his family the best possible life. He loved to be anywhere his family was but his favorite places were in the woods and on the riverbank. He was a true outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He spent many days with his friends and he had so many. People were just drawn to Kyle for his big personality. He was known far and wide for his ability to entertain and cook for a crowd. He could make a competition out of anything and was the best 42 player. He left this world as a champion as he and Kaylie claimed first place in the 2021 Grill Fest 42 Tournament this past April. He was larger than life and to know him was to love him.

Kyle is preceded in death by:
Infant Daughter, Kylie Bush
Grandparents:
Coye & Ima Jean Bush
Dave & Kathryn McIver
Aunt: Brenda Bush Wright
Uncle: Randy Bush
and
Father in Law: Doyle Ramsey
Cousin: Nathan Davis

Kyle is survived by his wife Carla, son Keaton and his princess, Kaylie, all of Timpson.
Parents, Bubba and Nancy Bush, of Center.
Brother, Kevin Bush and wife Brooke, of Elkhart.
Sister-in-law, Connie McSwain of Timpson.
Mother-in-law, Imogene Ramsey, of Timpson.

Nephews:
Hunter & Holden Bush
Casey & Cole Milford
Colton McSwain
Luke Johnson
Cecil McSwain
Roscoe McSwain, Jr.

Nieces:
Gracie Johnson
Ashton McSwain Askew

Aunts & Uncles:
Beverly Slatter and husband Basel
Tammy Ramirez and husband Amando
Sandra Walsh and husband Bubba
Kim Jarjoura and husband Jeff
Dewayne Bush and wife, Jeneane
Margaret Bush
Martha Rushing and husband, Charles
David McIver and wife, Mary Beth
Garrison McIver and wife, Sharon

He also leaves behind a tight knit group of 20 first cousins and a host of children that thought he hung the moon and the stars.

Pallbearers will be:
Shelby Johnson
Darren Wiggins
Joseph Mast
Brian Stephenson
Brian Hendricks
Cecil Jackson
Bazil Moore
Shad Lout
Stacy Pledger
Eric Perry
Phillip Gore
Ryan Sitton
Casey Lee
John Sparks

Honorary pallbearers will be his first friends, his cousins.
Brandon Slatter
Brent Slatter
Chris Paddie
Charlie Bush
Colt Bush
Clay Bush
Trae George
Andy Ramirez
Brad Rushing
David McIver

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 23rd from 5-7pm. Funeral service will be on Friday, September 24th at 11am, all at Center First United Pentecostal Church in Center, Texas. Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.


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

Jo Ann Barbee Rushing

 

Jo Ann Barbee Rushing, 71, of Center, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021, in Center, at her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Son Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in San Augustine County.

Born September 3, 1950, in Shelby County, Jo Ann is the daughter of Archie Talmage Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee.  She was a member of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church and Daughters of The Republic of Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh W. Rushing; daughters, Kimberly Sue Rushing Davis and husband John, Amanda Jo Rushing Wiggins and husband Brandon, and Pamela Faye Rushing Taylor and husband Justin; grandchildren, William Tye Reynolds, Tristian Cole Reynolds, Cameron Michael Reynolds, Matthew Ryan Reynolds, Jayden Glenn Wiggins, Brylen Jace Wiggins, Toby Lane Taylor, and Dusty Lee Taylor; step grandchildren, Dusty Davis, Dandi Davis, and Maggie Davis; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Ronda Holloway, Carolyn Harkness and husband Ricky, Barbara McDonald, and Vicky Snider; brothers, Ricky Barbee, Donald Barbee and wife Julie, and Ray Barbee and wife Rosa.

Preceded in death by parents, Archie Talmage Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee; sisters, Linda Barbee Couglar and Beverly Walker; brothers, Bo Barbee, William Marshall Barbee, John T. Barbee, and Bobby Barbee.

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

Shirley Ann Windom

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

DOB: 08/23/1989                     DOD: 09/15/ 2021

Ms. Shirley Ann Windom, age 32, of Lufkin, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.

 

Graveside Service

Saturday, September 25, 2021

2:00 p.m.

Roberts Cemetery

Rev. Wesley Benton, Officiating

 

Survivors

 

2 Sons Justin Windom of Lufkin, Texas

Jeremiah Windom of Lufkin, Texas

 

Mother Shirley Mae Windom of Lufkin, Texas

 

Father Jamie Polk of San Augustine, Texas

 

Grandmother Mary Rainey of San Augustine, Texas

 

1 Brother Jamie Windom of Lufkin, Texas

 

9 sisters Kim Harris (Tommy) of Nacogdoches, Texas

Racheal Hunter (Anthony) of Houston, Texas

Cynthia Jackson (Mettauer Curl) of Fresno, Texas

Ashley Hall of Jacksonville, Texas

Breshayla Jones of San Augustine, Texas

Jamie Jones of San Augustine, Texas

Larissa Lacy of San Augustine, Texas

Jamie Polk of San Augustine, Texas

La Kelsey Lacy of San Augustine, Texas

 

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

Louie T. "Skeet" Des Champs III

NAME:     Louie T. “Skeet” Des Champs III             AGE:     66

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Nacogdoches, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    January 31, 1955, San Augustine, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 10:30am

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, September 27, 2021, 5:00pm-7:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas

 

FATHER:         Louis T. “Skeet” Des Champs Jr.                MOTHER: Doris (Smith)

 

OCCUPATION:   Attorney at Law

 

SURVIVED BY:   Brothers: Joe Des Champs of Muscle Shoals, Alabama

                                                 Kevin Gratehouse of San Augustine, Texas

                                Sisters; Karla Gratehouse of Bellville, Texas

                                              Mary Martha Gratehouse of Sarasota, Florida

 **Preceded in death by father Louie T. Des Champs Jr.; mother Doris Smith Des Champs




 

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

Wande Jean Askew

NAME:     Wande Jean Askew             AGE:     75

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine County, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Monday, September 20, 2021, San Augustine County, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    February 25, 1946, Harris County, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICIATING:   Bro. Hugh Mixon, Bro. Don Lofton

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

 

FATHER:                                     MOTHER: 

 

OCCUPATION:   Nurse for several area hospitals and nursing homes

 

SURVIVED BY:   Husband: Donny Askew of San Augustine County, Texas

                                Daughter: Stacie Lynn Norwood and husband Brian of Hallsville, Texas

                                Son: Don Hill of Hallsville, Texas

                                




 

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

Rhonda Lee Soto

Rhonda Lee Soto, 62, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Travis Lee officiating.  Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in the Arcadia Community of Shelby County.

Born March 23, 1959, in Elkhart, Indiana, Rhonda is the daughter of Roland Smith and Leahoma Holt Smith.  She enjoyed painting and gardening.  Rhonda was a member of First Baptist Church in Timpson.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Soto of Timpson; children, Christina Curtis of Anchorage, Alaska, Karla Jean Bright of Timpson, and Rafael Soto of Timpson; grandchildren, Deserae Bright, Dylan Bright, Timothy Adams, Kayla Bright, Alyssa Bright, Madisyn Bright, Dakota Bright, Hunter Bright, Eliana Soto, Aubrie Soto, and Kinsley Soto; sister, Diane Ladd of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Preceded in death by parents, Roland Smith and Leahoma Holt Smith.

Pallbearers will be Rafael Soto, Frankie Bright, Raul Soto, Israel Flores, J.R. Curtis, and Ruben. Honorary pallbearers will be Dakota Bright, Rudy Soto, and Timothy Adams.

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

David Wayne Smith

 

David Wayne Smith, 47, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born June 15, 1974, David is the son of Clyde Smith and Barbara Jean Baker Smith.  He was a member of Newbern Masonic Lodge #97.

He is survived by his parents, Clyde and Barbara Smith; daughter, Laurel Ann Smith (Melony Anderson); sons, Tristan Wayne Smith (Chris Reyna) and Nickolas Blane Smith (Ivorie Cook); grandson, Danyon Blaine Smith; sisters, Laurie Lee Miller and Diana Lyn Burch; brothers, Michael Mayo (Patsy) and Joe Smith; mother-in-law, Deborah Jones; brother-in-law, Timothy Murphy; special cousins, Larenda Murphy and Dwayne Marr; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; significant other of 27 years, Tammie Smith.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Smith, Tristan Smith, Nickolas Smith, Dwayne Marr, George Windham, Toby Murphy, Laurel Smith, and Laurie Miller.  Honorary pallbearer will be Matthew Miller.

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

Bruce Howard Denby

 

 

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Bruce Howard Denby born Aug 21 1951, left his earthly home Friday, September 17, 2021, in Gary Texas surrounded by his loving wife and family.  After becoming ill in January Bruce was no longer able to fight the mystery illness that was plaguing his body.  

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 20, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Brother Lamar Denby and Brother Rob Merriman officiating.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with final prayer by Queenie Brinson.

 

Bruce, the youngest of five children grew up in Denby Town Texas.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1969 where he was involved in many clubs and sports but loved football the most.

 

At a very young age Bruce learned to use his hands and skills in carpentry and anything mechanical.   If he attempted to build it or fix it it was done with precision and beauty!    His love for all things Ford was never called into question.   Older trucks and mustangs were his passion projects. When he was not using his skills building something you would find him tinkering on an old vehicle or 10 in his shop.  If you knew Bruce for 5 minutes you would surely hear all about the15 vintage vehicles he had and his vision for every one of them. 

 

Although a back condition kept Bruce from serving his country in the military he was so proud to spend 2 years in Iraq helping to rebuild that country.  He loved working where he felt like he was making a difference in the lives of those around him at home or on foreign soil.   Bruce `made so many faithful friends during his time overseas that have remained close right up to the end.  Bruce worked as a saltwater pumper for Nuverra Environmental Solutions the past 10 years.  He loved to work and was only recently sidelined from doing what he loved due to his illness.

 

Bruce loved Jesus, his family and friends and his Country. 

 

One of the greatest singer/songwriters that never made it, Bruce Denby!  When he decided to enjoy a little down time you could find him in his man cave lightly strumming his guitar to some Gary Stewart, #3 on his jukebox, or any old school country music song.  Karaoke was for sure his favorite way to wind down from a week of hard work.   If you were looking for some belly laughs and a great night he was your guy!

 

Bruce loved to garden and no matter what he planted or where he planted it, IT GREW!  It was said by Carolyn, his wife of 19 years, “I do believe Bruce Denby could plant a tire and grow a car”!   His friends and neighbors would agree!

 

The heart that beat inside Bruce’s chest was as big as the State of Texas.   He was quick to smile, generous with all he had, never judging and always ready to give a little grace. Bruce may have been smaller in stature but he was a Giant in kindness.  

 

Left to cherish his memory is wife and best friend Carolyn. 

His children Brian and wife Brandi, Chris Denby, Brad and wife Shannon

April Campbell & husband Justin and Keni Jo Biggar.

 

Grandchildren

Dylan, Zachary and Brannon Denby

Cody and Brent Denby

Haley Lout and husband Shon

Presley, Kross, Kwade & Kroix Campbell

 

Great Grands

Symber, Ava, Harper and Carter 

Kylin, Kambri

 

Brother in laws - 

Tommy Ishee and wife Vickie 

Garry Ishee and wife Karen. 

 

Mother in law and friend for many years, Annie Jean Barbe. 

 

Preceded in death by his grandparents Francis Elizabeth (Fannie) and Cull Denby and parents Clifford Reeves and Versie Denby.  Brothers, Weldon, Jack and Cliff Jr.  Sister, Beatrice. 

 

Lifelong best-friend, Leroy Wilburn.


Pallbearers will be Justin Campbell, JJ Ebarb, Dillon Ebarb, William Dutton, Tommy Ishee, Brandon Ishee, Moon Dog Johnny Brinson, and Robbey Dutton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Harrell, Rickie Mayo, and Charlie Moore.

Pamela Dwire Denby  

NAME:     Pamela Dwire Denby             AGE:     52

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Lufkin, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    April 11, 1969, San Augustine, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, September 20, 2021, 2:30pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, September 20, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Corinth Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:         B.C. Dwire                            MOTHER: Betty Jo (Parker) 

 

OCCUPATION:   Nurse aide/Med aide

 

SURVIVED BY:   Husband: Jimmy Earl Denby of San Augustine

                                Daughters: Heather Denby of Woden, Christina Denby of San Augustine

                                Son: Justin Denby of San Augustine

                                Brother: Steve Dwire of San Augustine

                                Sisters: Tammy Amburn, Rhonda Hightower, Angie Henley

                                Grandchildren: Jacelynn, Baileigh, Asher, Brilee, Kole and Hannah

 **Preceded in death by father B. C. Dwire, mother Betty Jo Henley; sister Sharon Dwire;

                                          Brother John Curtis Henley




 

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

Shirley Ann Tipps

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

DOB: 08/23/1989          DOD: 09/15/ 2021

 

Ms. Shirley Ann Tipps, age 32, of Lufkin, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.

 

Funeral Service

 

Pending at this time.

 

Survivors

Ms. Benita Mosby

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

DOB: 11/01/1975           DOD: 09/03/ 2021

 

Ms. Benita Mosby, age 45, of Lufkin, Texas passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.

 

Memorial Service

Saturday, September 18, 2021

11:00 a.m.

Roberts Baptist Church

Rev. Ardis Mosby, Officiating

 

Survivors

 

2 Sons Octavaious “Fred” Mosby (Brianna)  of Lufkin, Texas

Kijana Mosby of Lufkin, Texas

 

5 Grandchildren

 

6 Brothers Ardis Mosby (Jeaneyse) of San Augustine, Texas

David Mosby (Linda) of San Augustine, Texas

Lester Mosby of San Augustine, Texas

Bobby Mosby (Joy) of Nacogdoches, Texas

Johnny Roy Mosby of Atlanta, GA

O’Don Mosby (Cheryl) of Desoto, Texas

 

4 Sisters Shunna McCoy (Floyd) of Lufkin, Texas

Shacorian Mosby of Lufkin, Texas

Ida Miller (Mike) of Dallas, Texas

Vernzel Mosby Bird of Dallas, Texas

 

Host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. D. L. Jones

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

DOB: 08/16/1947                DOD: 09/07/2021

 

Mr. D. L. Jones, age 74, of Houston, Texas passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Kindred Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas.

 

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 18, 2021

1:00 p.m.

Mt. Horeb Baptist Church

Interment in Haily Bush Cemetery

 

Visitation

 

Friday, September 17, 2021

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

Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors

 

Daughter Sheryl Jones ( Steve Harris) of California

 

3 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren

 

1 Brother Kenneth Earl Jones of Houston, Texas

 

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Joel Wayne Porter

 

Joel Wayne Porter, 48, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, in Center.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Born October 3, 1972, Joel is the son of James Grover Porter and Regina Williams. His hobbies included fishing, riding four-wheelers, farming, riding his tractor, and talking about Jesus.  Joel was a loving father and grandfather.  He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his daughter, Jalyric Porter of Nacogdoches; granddaughter and love of his life, Jamila Anderson; mother, Regina Williams of Center; brother, John Patrick Porter of Nacogdoches; sisters, Jana Hagler of Center, Amelia Kai Bryant (Jasson) of Fort Worth, Jai Brisbon of Nacogdoches, Jennifer Fernum of Louisiana, and Bonnie Bittick of Muskegon, Michigan; uncles, LaMoine Williams of Lufkin, Michael W. Williams (Brenda) of Wills Point, John Wynus Porter (Lisa) of Appleby, and Joel Porter (Jackie) of Fort Worth; aunts, Jean Marie Hart (Lynn) of Center and Janette Purvis and husband of Shreveport, Louisiana; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Grover Porter.

A special thanks to his cousin, Jon Davis.

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

Ernest Terrand Watts

 

Ernest Terrand Watts

August 30, 1956 - September 9, 2021

 

Ernest Terrand Watts, 65, died on September 9, 2021. Ernest was born on August 30, 1956, to Cartelyou Brinson and Pearlie Mae Watts in Center, Texas. 

Visitation will be held Friday September 17, 2021, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas Funeral Service will be Saturday September 18, 2021, at 11:00AM at Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas. Interment to follow at Mt. Gillion Cemetery.

Ernest grew up in Center, Texas, and graduated from Center High School, he played football, basketball and ran track. Ernest found the love of his life Shirley and married on July 4, 1975, and had 46 wonderful years together. He was a successful small business owner of Watts Transportation. He enjoyed church and was the treasurer, custodian, usher, and deacon. Ernest loved going to sporting event and spending time with family and friends. He was loving and caring and helped anyone that needed it. He was loving husband, father and PaPa and worked hard to provide and take care of his family. He could always make you laugh no matter what the situation was.

Survived by: Wife, Shirley Watts; Sons, Adric Watts and wife Kelly Watts, Justin Watts and Wife Jessica; Sister, Vanita Singleton; Grandchildren, Adrian Johnson, Jakadric Watts, Jakedric Watts, Miata Riley; Great Grandchildren, Kaynen Johnson, Kai Riley.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Cartelyou Brinson and Pearlie Mae Watts, Great Grandchild, Elijah Riley. 

 

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

Katy L. Purdy

Katy L. Purdy, 89, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in Houston.  

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 10, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Lamar Denby officiating.  

Born October 10, 1931, in San Augustine County, Katy is the daughter of Arbie Flournoy and Zelma Wilkinson Flournoy.  Katy grew up in Shelbyville, graduating from Shelbyville High School on May 19, 1950. She went on to complete 9 years of higher education at University of Houston.  From September 10, 1950 until her retirement on July 1, 1984, Katy was a secretary for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading, yardwork, and tending to her inside plants.  Katy was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her brother, Guy Flournoy and wife Joyce of Shreveport, Louisiana; sisters, Sarah V. Lewis and husband John of Huntington and Rachel Brannon and husband Ronnie of Hallsville; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Flournoy of Longview and Carolyn Flournoy of Tenaha; brother-in-law, George Duke of Timpson; also, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, James M. Purdy; parents, Arbie Flournoy and Zelma Wilkinson Flournoy; brothers, Henry D. Flournoy, Clifford E. Flournoy, Paul Flournoy, and Wilburn "Pete" Flournoy; sisters, Betty S. Duke and Weeda Lowry; brother-in-law, Ray Lowry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to MD Anderson.

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

Mr. D. L. Jones

DOB: 08/16/1947              DOD: 09/07/2021

 

Mr. D. L. Jones, age 45, of Houston, Texas passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Kindred Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas.

 

Graveside Service

 

Services are pending at this time.

 

Survivors

Loise Rena Thompson

 

Loise Rena Thompson, 67, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with funeral service 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Bro. Mark Green and Bro. Johnny Lewis will officiate.  Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born June 4, 1954, Rena is the daughter of George W. Duke and Edna Patterson Duke.  She loved spending time with her grandbabies. Rena also loved the Lord and her church, Antioch Baptist Church, where she was a member for 30+ years.

She is survived by her husband, James Thompson of Center; daughter, Jessica Belrose (Justin) of Center; grandchildren, Anna Claire, Sadie, and Ella Belrose of Center; brother, George Duke of Timpson; sister, Edna Ezernack of Many, Louisiana; also, a host of family and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, George W. Duke and Edna Patterson Duke; and sister-in-law, Betty Duke. 

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

Angela Jackson

Angela Jackson, age 51, of Milam, Texas, passed from this life on September 6, 2021, in Milam, Texas.  She was born to Juanita (Ramey) Watson and Calvin Watson on November 15, 1969, in San Augustine, Texas.  

Angela loved her family, she was a homemaker, and was a wonderful mother, sister, and a beloved grandmother, and a good friend to all who knew her.  

Those who are left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Hanna Jackson and Camden Pate of San Augustine and Candice Jackson and Garrick Newell of San Augustine; sisters, Brenda Thomas of San Augustine, Teresa Jackson of San Augustine, and Barbara Jackson of San Augustine; her beloved grandchildren, Releign Procell, Hayze Stephenson, Hadley Jones and Dallee Newell; along with a number of friends. 

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street in San Augustine, with interment to be in the Dickerson Cemetery located on CR 4255, off FM 3279 in the Grapevine Community. 

Visitation will be Thursday evening, September 9, 2021, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted and viewed at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com

Mr. Jerry Lynn Birdwell

 

Mr. Jerry Lynn Birdwell, age 78, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Lufkin, Texas.

Mr. Birdwell was born September 15, 1942, in San Augustine County, Texas, to parents Murray and Agnes (Sowell) Birdwell. He was a longtime area resident. Jerry had worked at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Houston before his disability retirement.

His survivors include his daughter, Jerry Jane Barnett and her husband Charlie of Lufkin, Texas; a sister, Jo Ann Snell and husband Dewayne of Broaddus, Texas; a brother, Wilburn Birdwell and wife Vicky of Hamptonville, North Carolina; a grandson, Jonathan Orso of Lufkin, Texas; step-granddaughter, Victoria Barnett of Cleveland, Texas; close friends, Paula and Ralph Lackey of San Augustine, Texas; great-nieces and nephews who were very close to him, including, J.D. Chandler, Brandy Moore, Courtney Willis, Zachary Harvey, Pete Harvey, Blake Harvey, Leah Harvey, Brenna Harvey, and Colton Harvey; and a host of other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray and Agnes Birdwell; a sister, Betty Harvey; and a granddaughter, Amanda Proctor.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Macune Cemetery located off FM 705 and Highway 147 in San Augustine County, Texas, with Bro. Mark Green officiating.

Pallbearers: Jonathan Orso, Kyle Moore, Zachary Harvey, David Willis, Pete Harvey, and Colton Harvey.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences. 

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas

Jeanette (Baldree) Davidson

 

Jeanette (Baldree) Davidson, age 83, a longtime resident and retired nursing home owner and administrator, of San Augustine, passed away late Friday evening, September 3, 2021, in San Augustine. 

Jeannette was born October 17, 1937, to parents Lou T. (Kerr) Baldree and James Loma Baldree in the Rosevine Community of Sabine County, Texas.  Jeanette married the love of her life, the late Gary Davidson, and had celebrated 49 years until his death on July 17, 2005.  As an active nursing home administrator, Jeanette was involved in the daily routines and overseeing the care of her residents.  She was active in the San Augustine Chamber of Commerce, the Red Hat Ladies, served on the Shelby Savings Bank board of directors, and the San Augustine Memorial Hospital board of directors, and was an active member of First Baptist Church in San Augustine for many years. 

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Noble and her husband Steve of San Augustine; son, David Davidson and his wife Teresa of San Augustine; her grandchildren, Zach Noble and his wife Tiffani,  Kade Noble and his wife Kelli, Jacob Noble, Erin Scarber and her husband Brett, and Cameron Noble; her great-grandchildren, Ace Noble, Kala, Grace and Faith Kirkley, Kace and James Noble, Ian and Archer Chase; Aubree, Evan and Eli Scarber. Very special family friends, Becky Haley and Becky Michalec. Along with numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, and her beloved Twin Lakes Care Center family. 

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gary Lee Davidson; parents, James Loma and Lou T. Baldree; and sisters, Wilma Henson and her husband Jack, and Lucene Westmoreland and her husband Jimmy. 

Pallbearers will be Zach Noble, Kade Noble, Jake Noble, Whit Michalec, Brett Scarber, and Benny Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Bridges, Phil Sublett, Oliver Boyette, Gil Miller, and the Deacons of First Baptist Church in San Augustine. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in the First Baptist Church, 502 E. Columbia Street in San Augustine. Officiating will be Bro. Jim Moss, Kade Noble, Whit Michalec and Bro. Skipper Eberlan.  Interment will follow in the Rosevine Cemetery located on FM 1 in Sabine County, Texas. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from the hours of 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in San Augustine. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, 502 E. Columbia Street, San Augustine, TX 75972, or the San Augustine County Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 280, San Augustine, TX 75972.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences.

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

Sharon Annette Dwire

 

Sharon Annette Dwire, age 53, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, in San Augustine, Texas.

She was born February 16, 1968, in San Augustine County, Texas, to parents Betty Jo (Parker) and B.C. Dwire. Sharon was a lifelong area resident and worked several years in nursing home dietary, currently employed at the Summit Care Center.

Her survivors include her daughter, Christa Mendez of San Augustine, Texas; a granddaughter, Hannah Mendez of San Augustine, Texas; sisters, Pamela Denby and husband Jimmy of San Augustine, Texas, Rhonda Hightower of San Augustine, Texas, Tammy Dwire Amburn and husband Charles Wayne of Jefferson City, Missouri, and Angie Henley of Odessa, Texas; a brother, Steve Dwire and wife Lynette of San Augustine, Texas, along with 10 nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her father, B.C. Dwire; her mother, Betty Jo Henley; a son, Christopher David Dwire; and a brother, John Curtis Henley.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

Graveside service is set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Corinth Cemetery, located on FM 353 in San Augustine's White Rock community.

Visit www.WymanRobertsFuneralHome.com for memories and condolences.

Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Mrs. Margie Garrett

Hicks Mortuary is announcing graveside service for Mrs. Margie Garrett (79) of Center will be Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Westview Cemetery in Center, Texas. Mrs. Garrett died at a local hospital in Longview, Texas on Saturday, September 4, 2021.  She was born on September 19, 1941, to the late Robert McCowan and the late Rosie Lee James.  Brother Freddie D. Wilson will be officiating.

 Margie was known as a “second mom” to many throughout the community. Her home-cooked meals, no-nonsense advice, gifts of charity and unconditional love for everyone she met will be forever cherished.

 She is survived by:

Sons: Fredrick (Cheryl) Jackson of Houston, Texas; Delbert (Rose) Jackson of Center, Texas; Eric Jackson of Center, Texas; and Scott (Shawn) Jackson of Dallas, Texas.

Daughters: Iretta Jackson of Center, Texas; Elaine (Al) Turner of San Antonio, Texas; Angela (Chris) Hebert of Greenwell Springs, Louisiana; and Karla Jackson Edwards of Sunnyvale, Texas.

Stepchildren: Patrick Garrett of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rod (Kesha) Garrett of Houston, Texas; Connie Richardson of Houston, Texas, and Anitra Garrett of San Augustine, Texas.

Brother: Lee McCowan of Houston, Texas. 

 She was also loved and admired by a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. 

       Viewing:   Friday, September 10, 2021, from the hours of 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM. 

             

Committal:  Westview Cemetery in Center, 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 

Clifton Marquette Cagle (Poss)

 

Clifton Marquette Cagle (Poss)

October 7, 1956 – September 1, 2021

Clifton Marquette Cagle, 64, joined his father and mother in heaven on September 1, 2021. Clifton was born on Oct 7, 1956, to Clifton Edward Cagle and Zera Christen Armstrong in Center, Texas. 

Clifton graduated from Shelbyville High School and was honorably discharged from the air force. He was a fire fighter and treasurer for Shelbyville volunteer fire department. He was also a Dispatcher for 20 plus years and a member of Mt Calvary Full Gospel Church. Mark was a gentle and kind soul. He never met a stranger; he was full of love and life. He loved his family and his friends more then anything else. The world will not be the same without him. Mark is loved by so many and will always continue to be loved and missed.

Survived by: Wife, Barbara Jean Cagle, married November 3, 2006; Brothers, John Henrey and wife Cyndi Cagle of Center, Texas, JC and wife Susan Cagle of Shelbyville, Texas; Sisters Rosemary Cagle of Shelbyville, Texas, Christine Border of Center, Texas, Lizz and Joe Rama of Nacogdoches, Texas; Children, Ronny Williams and wife Christal of Temple, Texas, John Hutto of Shelbyville, Texas, Vanessa Walker and Mike Selman of Center, Texas, Sarah and John Berry of Joaquin, Texas. Loved by all his nieces and nephews, they called him Uncle Buck or Unkie, Grandchildren, Hayden Xander, Isabella, Jaxson, Hunter, Kyler, Liam, Brooklyn, Scarlett, (10)- Harley and many more friends.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Clifton Edward Cagle and Zera Christine Armstrong Cagle; Brother William Raymond Cagle.

Memorial Services will be announced at a later date.

Brealon Allen "Buddy" Sanford, Jr.

Brealon Allen “Buddy” Sanford, Jr. (68) passed away on September 2nd, 2021 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

 

Services will be held at New Life Church in Center, TX., under the direction of Senior Pastor Steve Noble. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm on Friday September 10th, with funeral service immediately following. Burial will be at Borders Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Mangum Funeral Home. 

 

Brealon Allen “Buddy” Sanford, Jr. was born in Houston, Texas on June 19th, 1953 to Brealon and Betty (Moore) Sanford. Buddy spent more than 40 years in the oil business in one fashion or another. While he loved the oil business, he loved to tell people that he used to work in Major League Baseball. He would then explain that his “Major League” career was from a brief stint with the Houston Astros front office, “and by that, I sold peanuts, popcorn and cokes.” Buddy also spent some time trying his hand as a professional bowler. After numerous perfect games, many “750’s” and at least two “800’s” to his name, he said, “That’s about the best I can be, there’s no sense in watching my career go down from here!” Buddy was also an avid hunter, whose life revolved around deer season. 

 

However, even with so many fun hobbies, Buddy’s favorite thing was being “GrandBuddy / Gubby” to his grandbabies. Always the jokester, he was a kid at heart and loved to spend time making his grandkids laugh. 

 

Buddy had committed himself to Christ early in life. However, he would quickly tell you, it wasn’t until he was in his 50’s that he learned what it was like to have a real relationship with Jesus. His spiritual life took a positive turn from that point forward. He talked often of what he was learning from the Bible, as well as how he felt the Lord was guiding his life. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents: Betty Lou (Moore) Sanford, Brealon A. Sanford, Sr. and his sister Susan J. Sanford

 

Leaving behind to cherish his memory are his children

 

Brealon Allen “Sandy” Sanford, III (Kasie) of El Dorado, Arkansas

Aidron Joseph Sanford of Lufkin, Texas

Brandie Lou Benedetti of Center, Texas

Jason David Vaughn of Austin, Texas

 

Grandchildren:

Micah Sanford 

Steven Woodland (Katie) 

Ian Vaughn 

Ciara Goldsmith

Jasper Sanford 

Camden Sanford 

Collin Brady

Peyton Tolbert 

Deuce Benedetti 

Aubrey Sanford 

Brealon Allen “Nolan” Sanford, IV 

Aryana Simon 

 

Great Grandchildren:

MacKenzie Woodland 

Spencer Woodland 

Gauge Adams 

 

Sister:

Edith Mae LeBlanc (Maison) of Center, Texas

 

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and friends he made throughout his life. 

 

Special Friends:

Rick and Kathryn Morley of Houston, Texas

Bonnye Green of Houston, Texas

 

Pallbearers are:

John C. LeBlanc, Louis Underbrink, Barrett Underbrink, John Sancton, Jasper Sanford, Camden Sanford

 

The family wishes to thank the caring and amazing staff at Nacogdoches Medical Center for their compassionate and superior care for Buddy during his stay there.

Mrs Maude Yvonne Rowe

Funeral services for Mrs Maude Yvonne Rowe, 88, of the Old Center Community will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Aaron Bequette officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. 

Mrs Maude Yvonne Rowe was born October 17, 1932 in Zavalla,Texas. She passed this life September 3, 2021 in Carthage, Texas. She was one of five children born to the marriage of Drew Pierce and Callie Porter Conner. She was raised and schooled in Tenaha graduating with the Tiger class of 1951. Maude married her high school sweetheart Willis Rowe in 1952 and they enjoyed 55 years before he preceded her in death in 2008.

Maudie graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Home Economics and Elementary Education. She loved sewing and teaching home economics at Nederland High School, then moved to teaching Elementary School, where she had a real passion for her 5th grade students for over 20 years. Her final years as an educator were spent in East Texas at Tenaha Elementary.

Maudie enjoyed reading her Bible and spending time with God, and taught Sunday School and Children's Choir. She loved watching girls of all ages dance, and live performing arts of all kinds. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother, as well as "Mimie" to all who knew her. Maude Yvonne was also preceded in death by her sister, Gladys Nell Mathews, as well as a brother, Kenneth Conner. Left to cherish her memory are, sister, Wandell Womack of Tenaha, Brother, Bert Conner and wife Linda of Sulpher, LA; daughter, Debbie Rowe; son, Russell Rowe and wife Selena; daughter, Kristy Essery and husband Mark all of Old Center; granddaughter Juliet Townzen and husband Michael of Carthage; grandson, Alex Rowe of Tuscaloosa, AL, Step granddaughter, Melissa Donohue and husband John of Winter Haven, FL, step granddaughter, Kimberly Smith and husband Ray of Gary, step grandson, Steven Essery of Carthage; great grandchildren, Greyson, Scarlet and Noah Townzen; and step grandchildren Amelia Dobbs, Alaina Ford, Alex Ford, John Donohue, Dalton Smith, Beka Smith, Dylan Essery, Hailey Essery and Violet Essery. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and many friends survive Mimie also. 

Serving as Pallbearers will be, Alex Rowe, Ray Smith, Greg Rowe, Jonathon Twomey, Don Hardwick, Baron Lopez and Ben Brinhall. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Rowe, Robert Rowe, Jerry Womack, Joseph Rowe, and Joe King. 

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com 

Mary Louise Hedrick

Mary Louise Hedrick, 77, of Broaddus, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021, in Broaddus.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  

Born January 20, 1944, in Warren, Arkansas, Louise is the daughter of William “Bill” Loy Taylor and Mary Franices Pennington Taylor.  

She is survived by her husband, Marvin Hedrick; children, Robert Bush and Gina Marshall of Center, Melody Griffin and Robert of Center, Steven Bush and Renee of Tenaha; grandkids, Colton Bush and Jessica of Tenaha, Ruston Bush of Tenaha, Macie Porter of Center, Cassie Bush of New Zealand, Amber of New Zealand, and Blake Griffin of Center; great grandkids, Eli Bush, Addie Bush, Jenson Bush, Jaxon Porter, and Lola Porter; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, William “Bill” Loy Taylor and Mary Franices Pennington Taylor.

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

Doyle Carter

Doyle Carter, 81, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Graveside services will be planned at a later date.  

Born December 8, 1939, in Shelby County, Doyle is the son of Jim Arthur Carter and Audrey Johnson Carter. He taught as an Ag teacher at just about every school in Shelby County, and retired after teaching over 45 years in total from Center ISD. During his spare time, he enjoyed farming.  

He is survived by his children, Matt Arthur Carter of Shelbyville, Jay Pickens Carter and wife Courtney of Nacogdoches; nephews, Ronnie Wilkins, Dan Wilkins, and Bob Wilkins; sister and brother in laws, Sandra Sherman, and Ben Kiker.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Sue Kiker Carter; parents, Jim Arthur Carter and Audrey Johnson Carter; and sister, Johnnie Wilkins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to als.org

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

Jenette Davidson

NAME:     Jenette Davidson             AGE:     83

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    October 17, 1937, Rosevine Community of Sabine County, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021, 2:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     First Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021, 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: First Baptist Church, San Augustine, Texas

  

BURIAL:  Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas

 

OFFICIATING: Bro. Jim Moss, Bro. Skipper Eberlan

 

FATHER:        James Loma Baldree                            MOTHER: Lout T. (Kerr) Baldree

 

OCCUPATION:   Nursing Home Administrator

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughter: Karen Noble and husband Steve of San Augustine

                                Son: David Davidson and wife Teresa of San Augustine

                                 4 Grandchildren; 8 Great-grandchildren

 **Preceded in death by parents parents James & Lout Baldree; husband Gary Davidson; 

                                                                     Sisters Wilma Henson & husband Jack, Lorene Westmoreland

                                                                     and Jimmy




 

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

Sharon Annette Dwire

NAME:     Sharon Annette Dwire             AGE:     53

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    February 16, 1968, San Augustine, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, 2:30pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Corinth Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:         B.C. Dwire                            MOTHER: Betty Jo (Parker) 

 

OCCUPATION:   Dietary

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughter: Christa Mendez of San Augustine

                                Granddaughter: Hannah Mendez of San Augustine

                                Sisters: Pamela Denby and husband Jimmy of San Augustine

                                             Rhonda Hightower of San Augustine

                                             Tammy Amburn and husband Charles of San Augustine

                                             Angie Henley of Odessa

                                Brother: Steve Dwire and wife Lynette of San Augustine

 **Preceded in death by parents B. C. Dwire and Betty Jo Henley; son Christopher David Dwire;

Brother John Curtis Henley




 

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

Eva J. Burrows

Eva J. Burrows, 75, of Nacogdoches, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated and no services are planned.

Born August 2, 1946, in Center, Eva is the daughter of Acie Wright and Dollie Anthony Wright.

She is survived by her son, James Chadwick Burrows and wife Kelly of Richmond; daughter, Courtney Blair Burrows of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Chelsea Weeks, Ella Anderson, Brayden Anderson, and James Christian Burrows; great grandchildren, Klarity Gentry, Ameliah Gentry, and Elliot Gentry.

Preceded in death by husband, James Frank Burrows; parents, Acie Wright and Dollie Anthony Wright; sister, Nelda Wheeler; and brother, Dickie Wright.

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

Dorothy Burton Roebuck

Dorothy Burton Roebuck, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.  Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Glenn Molsbee will officiate.  Interment will follow at Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Born December 3, 1931, in Norphlet, Arkansas, Dorothy is the daughter of Clarance Burton and Cora Mae Banfield Burton.  She was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

She is survived by her son, Gary W. Johnson and wife Jeanne of North Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter, Deborah S. Staples of Bossier City, Louisiana; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband, Josh Roebuck; son, Steven L. Staples; parents, Clarance Burton and Cora Mae Banfield Burton; brothers, Carrell Burton and wife May, Wendell Burton and wife Ruby, and Raymond Burton and wife Mary; and sisters, Bessie Orr and husband James, Billie Molsbee and husband Bob; Kathryn Payne and husband Dick; and Evelyn Delk.

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

Evelyn Faye Thompson

 

Evelyn Faye Thompson

Feb 10, 1931 - Aug 30, 2021

 

Evelyn Faye Thompson, 90, of Joaquin, TX entered into rest Monday, August 30, 2021.  

Faye was born February 10, 1931, in Palestine, Texas to Evelyn Opal Weatherford and Hugh Lawson Solomon. She showed her love through cooking which began at the early age of nine years old when she would pull a chair up to the stove and cook for her three brothers. Her specialties were biscuits, dressing, chicken and dumplings and her infamous berry cobbler. She was known as the “pie lady” at church. Faye also had a love for sewing and participated in the ladies’ sewing ministry at First Baptist Church Tenaha for many years.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 3rd, 2021, at Mangum Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 4th, 2021, Mangum Funeral Home with Robbie Johnson officiating. Faye will be laid to rest at Restland Cemetery next to her beloved husband.

 

She is survived by: Children: Cynthia Patterson and husband, Bobby Walter “Scooter” Thompson, Jr. and wife, Donna Carolyn George and husband, Rocky Carl Thompson and wife, Shelia

Grandchildren: Glenn Patterson and wife, Sherry Angie Johnson and husband, Robbie Stephen Thompson and wife, Shelly Brian Thompson and wife, Rachel Lindsey Wynn and husband, Kevin Brooke Kneipp and husband, Rusty Whitton Thompson and wife, Kalita Shayna Harvey and husband, David

Great Grandchildren: Brandon Patterson, Jacob Patterson and wife Jordan, Dallas Johnson and wife, Jasmine, Madison Johnson, Meredith Johnson, Joseph Thompson, Brookelynn Thompson, Timothy Wynn, Jenna Wynn, Julia Wynn, Tessa Wynn, Jett Wynn, Colby Kneipp, Addaline Kneipp, Cutter Thompson, Cody Thompson, Kane Harvey, Trevor Harvey, Avelyn Harvey

Brother: Bill Anderson and wife, Judy; Sister-in-law: JoNell Barnes; Nieces, nephew, and other relatives.

 

Preceded in death by: Husband: Walter Cline Thompson, Granddaughter: Amanda Faye Cossairt, Parents: Evelyn Weatherford and Hugh Solomon, In-laws: Walter and Audrey Lea Thompson, Brothers: Jimmy Solomon, Robert Solomon.

 

Pallbearers will be Whitton Thompson, Stephen Thompson, Glenn Patterson, Colby Kneipp, Rusty Kneipp, Kevin Wynn, Joseph Thompson, Brian Thompson.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child or the Ladies Sewing Ministry, PO Box 159, Tenaha, TX 75974.

Jayme Lynn Jackson

 

Jayme Lynn Jackson, 55, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in Center.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation an hour prior.  Bro. Richard Goodwin will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born September 7, 1965, in Center, Jayme is the daughter of James Thomas Wright and Maxie Lynn Samford Wright.  She attended First Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by her husband, Rocky Jackson of Center; father, James Thomas Wright of Center; brother, Jody Wright and wife Angie of Center; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Randy Alford of Center, Terica Jackson of Center, Rodney Jackson of Center, and Kathy Anthony of Center.

Preceded in death by her daughter, Jayce Lane Jackson; and mother, Maxie Samford Wright.

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

Eltroy Ayers

 Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas is announcing funeral service for Mr. Eltroy Ayers of Houston, Texas.   Eltroy Ayers was born to the late Mr. Mentroy and Mrs. Lee Dalia Ayers in Center, Texas on August 23, 1946.    Mr. Ayers died on August 26, 2021, at his home in Houston, Texas.   Funeral service will be Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Triumph the Church and the Kingdom of God in Christ (908 Daniels Street Center, Texas) at 11:00 A.M.  Rev. Arthur Cloudy is the eulogist. 

Mr. Ayers is survived by

Wife:  Sharon Ayers of Houston, Texas

 Sons:   Bryon Daniels Sr.  (Essie) of Tyler, Texas and Stacy Ayers (Lola) of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren:  Jasmine Ayers, Bryon Daniels Jr., Alexandria Brown, LaDrena Brooks, and Lonnita Daniels 

In-laws:  Keith (Lisa) Fountain Missouri City, Texas; LaJuanah Fountain of Houston, Texas; and Jessica Fountain-Carter of Houston, Texas

Committal:  St. John Cemetery in Center, Texas (Africa Community) 

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 

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