Obituaries Archives for 2021-10

Janice (Bass) Hensarling

NAME:     Janice (Bass) Hensarling            AGE:     67

 

ADDRESS:     Nacogdoches, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Arlington, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    August 24, 1954, Nacogdoches, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: N/A

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     N/A

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 2:00pm-4:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

  

BURIAL:  N/A

 

FATHER:         Ethan Calvin Bass                            MOTHER: Mattie Louis “Pat” (Henry) Bass

 

OCCUPATION:   Registered Nurse; Nurse Practictioner

 

SURVIVED BY:   Husband: Kenneth Bryan Hensarling

                                Sons: Joseph Bryan Hensarling, Michael Seth Hensarling

                                Daughter: Natalie Kay Hensarling

                                Mother: Mattie “Pat” Louise Bass

                                Daughters-in-law: Amy Elizabeth Hensarling, Kathryn Lauren Hensarling

                                6 grandchildren

                                Brother: Zerrial Calvin Bass and wife Nancy Bass

                                Sisters: Diana Louise Whitehead, Mary Doreen Millard and husband Glenn Millard

 **Preceded in death by father Ethan Calvin Bass; brother-in-law Ed Tom Whitehead Jr.




 

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

Mack Paul O'Rear

 

Mack Paul O’Rear was born in Huxley on August 12, 1937. He passed away on October 27, 2021. A graveside service will be held on October 30, 2021 at 2 PM at Wimberly Cemetery with Brother Michael McArthur officiating. Masonic ceremonies will be under the direction of the Sam Houston Lodge #32

 

Mack is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Wanda Hughes O’Rear; son Mark and wife Gladys; daughter Patti Hendricks and husband Craig; and two grandsons Seth and Sawyer Hendricks. He is also survived by sister Alice McCann and husband Eddie; sister-in-law Joan O’Rear; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents Elzie and Netie Davis O’Rear; brothers J.P., Travis, Cindy, and Billie Joe; and sister Sue Boles.

 

Mack attended school in Huxley, Strong, and Shelbyville where he graduated in 1955. He also attended Panola College and Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

Following in his father’s footsteps, Mack’s early career was that of a grocery peddler. Being quiet a businessman, he then built and operated Lakeview Grocery. This family business served the community for several decades. He later became a real estate broker working for Town & Country Real Estate. In addition to the grocery business and real estate, Mack had a love for all things agriculture.  He was a poultry grower for over 30 years. He was also a full-time cattle rancher.

 

Mack belonged to the Sam Houston Lodge #32 for fifty-two years where he served as past Master. He was also a Scottish Rite member, a York Rite member, and a Shriner.

 

Mack was of the Baptist faith. He was also involved in various civic organizations. He was a member of Texas Farm Bureau, a Wimberly Cemetery Committee member, a past member of the Shelby County Appraisal District Board, a past member of the USDA Farm Agency Board, a past City of Huxley council member, and a past member of the Shelbyville I. S. D. Board of Trustees.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Seth Hendricks, Sawyer Hendricks, Gary McCann, Sammy O’Rear, Larry O’Rear and Keith O’Rear.

 

Our family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Veluvolu and his staff as well as Sara Lloyd, Bennita Saylor, LaQuita Williams and the entire staff of Affinity Hospice.

James Aaron Burkhalter

 

James Aaron Burkhalter, 83 years old, went home to rest in the presence of Jesus on Monday October 25, 2021.  He was born and raised in Center Texas by his parents Travis  and Dora Mae Burkhalter.

 

He moved to Houston where he worked at Coca-Cola then retired to start his own successful construction & remodeling company.  He loved to stay up late, laughing, drinking coffee and playing dominos with his beloved family and friends.

 

He is preceded in death by his wife Laura Burkhalter,  ex-wife Joyce Atkinson, his brothers Billy Steve Burkhalter and Ronald G Burkhalter, his sister Brenda Buckner, his son Randy Burkhalter, and his daughter Patricia O’Neill.  His living children are Wayne Atkinson, Greg Burkhalter and Jimmy Burkhalter.  

 

Survived by grandchildren are Tammy Hopkins, Jennifer Atkinson, Timothy Atkinson, Stephanie Ainsworth and Kriston Moon.  He has 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at Mangum Funeral Home in Center Texas on Friday October 29, 2021, viewing is at 12:00 pm, funeral services begin at 2:00 pm.

Farlesha Simmons Jenkins

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

DOB: 12/03/1976                                                                     DOD: 10/22/ 2021

 

Mrs. Farlesha Simmons Jenkins, age 44, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 at CHI St. Luke Memorial in San Augustine, Texas.

 

Graveside Service

Saturday, October 30, 2021

11:00 a.m.

New Hope Cemetery

Officiating Minsters: Rev. George Simmon and Rev. Gaylon Taylor

 

Visitation

Friday, October 29, 2021

2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors

Husband Kendrick Jenkins of San Augustine, Tx

 

3 Sons: MarChristpher Jenkins of San Augustine, Tx

Kendrick Jenkins Jr. of San Augustine, Tx

Cameron Jenkins of San Augustine, Tx

 

3 Daughters Lakendria Jenkins of San Augustine, Tx

Karissa Jenkins of San Augustine, Tx

Destiny Jenkins of San Augustine, Tx


 

Parents Willie and LB Simmons of Geneva, Tx

 

Brother Jamie Simmons (Lakethia) of Lufkin, Tx

 

Sister Betty Sue Weathered of Lufkin, Tx


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

Shirley Kay Bratchett

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

DOB: 01/12/1966                                                                     DOD: 10/22/ 2021

 

Ms. Shirley Kay Bratchett, age 55, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Friday, October 22, 2021, at her residence in San Augustine, Texas.

 

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 30, 2021

1 p.m.

Mt. Horeb Baptist Church

Interment Haley Bush Cemetery

Rev. Bradley Hale, Officiating

 

Visitation

Friday, October 29, 2021

2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Garner & Son Chapel

 

Survivors

 

3 Sons Preston “Lil Man” Bratchett of San Augustine, Tx

Demarcus Jerome Bratchett of Nacogdoches, Tx

Demarcus DeWayne Bratchett of San Augustine, Tx

 

2 Daughters Lakesha Bratchett of San Augustine, Tx

Simone Bratchett of San Augustine, Tx

 

10 Grand Children

 

Father Arthur “Papa Red” Bratchett of San Augustine, Tx

 

2 Brothers Charles Bratchett (Valerie) of Mansfield, LA

Jessie Bratchett of San Augustine, Tx

 

2 Sisters Gerline Bratchett of San Augustine, Texas

Sally Bratchett of Nacogdoches, Tx

 

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

Addie Mae Murphy

NAME:     Addie Mae Murphy             AGE:     84

 

ADDRESS:     Frisco, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Suuday, October 24, 2021, Frisco, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    April 12, 1937, Huntington, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 11:30am

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine, Texas

 

FATHER:         David Lafayette Kirby           MOTHER: Myrtle Belle (Garsee) Kirby

 

OCCUPATION:   Bank Teller/ Hospital Medical Records

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughter: Judy Furney and husband Doug of Celina, Texas

                               Son: Michael Murphy and wife Kim of Kennewick, WA.

                               Sister: Ann Ham and husband Ronnie of San Augustine, Texas

                               2 granddaughters: Meghan Furney, Kate Furney

 **Preceded in death by parents David L. and Myrtle Kirby; husband Richard E. Murphy;

                                         grandson Ian Murphy; sister Gladys Kirby; brothers Glen Kirby, J. B. Kirby 




 

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

Silas William Wilburn Jr

 

Silas William Wilburn Jr., 71, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born June 3, 1950, in Fort Hood, Texas, Silas is the son of Silas William Wilburn Sr. and Flo C. Turner Wilburn.  He was a truck driver. In spare time, he enjoyed fishing and tinkering with cars. Silas was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his daughters, Tara Permenter and husband Cody of Joaquin and Sally Wilburn of Lufkin; grandchildren, Collin Vickers and Haley Wagstaff of Joaquin, Carsen Vickers and Levi Harville of Joaquin, Hadley Permenter of Joaquin, and Emerson Wilburn of Lufkin.  

Preceded in death by parents, Silas William Wilburn Sr. and Flo C. Turner Wilburn; and sister, Linda McKenzie.

Pallbearers will be Collin Vickers, Levi Harville, Cody Permenter, and Steve Permenter.

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

J.D. Thompson

Celebrating 81 years. October 4, 1940 to October 20, 2021. 

 

Don was born in Laird, CO. To his hard working, energetic parents Jim & Laura Thompson. 

 

Don was raised in the country, with expanding farming, ranching & produce hauling operations. 

Don started riding in trucks at 3 months old with his Mother & Dad driving separate trucks across CO., Over Loveland pass back & forth to Kansas. 

 

Don learned to drive trucks & tractors in the fields before age 9, (it was a family working business) progressing to farm to farm hauling by the age of 10, which formulated his passion for driving trucks for 71 years. He enjoyed, hunting, fishing, riding horses & even broke a few. (The last one Jughead; also known as the “four legged officer.” Don commented it was a lot farther down to the ground than he had remembered & his hips felt different). Farm live has many adventures like catching his goat Gracie who decided to make the shed her slide as she neighed sliding down the roof expecting JD to catch her. JD told Gracie to stay off the roof & like-any kid, she did it again.  So JD had to block off the shed. The goats like everyone else performed & fought for JD’s attention including walking on the truck frame in the thick grease with their heads in the motor watching the repairs in process.  When Dad asked for a different size wrench, the question was…”are you asking the goat or me?” Dad taught his children how to ride horses, hunt, fish, clean guns with safety always first. Foot races, riding in the truck & on the back of the tailgate, to & from the ponds, watching out for copperheads, water moccasins, & rattle snakes; the dogs were great protection. 

 

Don was a true professional, as an employee & his preferred; independent business man in trucking, landscaping, farming, ranching, mechanic, & heavy equipment. Don received a gifting from the Lord to study & became an ordained pastor in his forties. He studied the Bible in depth every morning between 3 & 5 am, the “Waring hours.” Don would tell you, don’t believe me, go look it up in the Bible; it’s in John, 3:16 or Revelations or Psalms as examples. Don was a great story teller with lots of excitement & fun in his stories. 

 

JD was a volunteer for Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Posse, TX. Licensed: 11-24-1994 & later Milam, TX. Fire Department. Starting the departments First Responders Program with his friend & future wife Billie; “the Arkansas kid.” 

 

An average work week was 80 plus hours per week, with weekends for agricultural necessities, killing snakes, & taking care of the farm & ranch, a true pioneer, with his final project. 

 

Hobbies included writing a book, (writing poetry, playing guitar), going on a day or weekend excursion & doing the “Texas two step” with his wife Billie in the last few weeks of his life. 

 

Don was a physically strong man, with a gentle soul, big heart, big smile, & great laugh. A stern Dad, who could tell when someone was telling a fib, and a great listener. After listening, he would say I hear you & have you thought about it this way? Chores & activities were to be done right, for the right reasons. Dad would ask ”Did you hear what I said? Or would you like a boot in the butt?” Which was the last resort when you decided not to listen. Most of the kids were heard to say “ yes sir.”  The circle of life for everyone has ups & downs, some people like it some people don’t. Some people were fair & some not. Illness was a rarity except when he got to tired & stressed & then his body would demand an aggressive time out. Life throughs curves & tribulations. For Don who was not ready to leave his journey on earth, met his greatest battle with aggressive cancer, causing an early retirement in September 2021. Don still did as much as possible no matter how hard it was, he was not a quitter. Like the day before his ascent up to heaven, Don had to try walking by himself. Showing off like Superman, without his super powers, his face took the boom. 

 

Don loved animals & the animals loved him too. Don could be seen checking the cattle with his entourage of several dogs, cats, goats, (ducks, & guineas the loudest security guards). Many people commented” he was like Dr. Doolittle. I’ve never seen anything like it!” 

When Don was in his later teenage years he found 2 abandon twin fawns; a male & female which he had been watching for 2 days, noticing the dead doe up the road. Donnie placed the fawns in his pocket from the hayfield. “Buckeyes” ( because he was a buck); lived, along with “ Squeaky” a baby raccoon, who came long shortly after the fawns that year. When you came to the farm, be prepared for the security guards” Buckeyes & Squeaky, they were inseparable. Buckeyes (with Squeaky at his side) would stand at the car door & not let you out until someone from the family let the animals know that the visitors were okay to be there.

One afternoon a tractor salesman came to the farm. Unknown to the tractor salesman when he got out of the car. Buckeyes & Squeaky noticed the stranger, & had to bringing up the rear, to investigate the circumstances. When the salesman saw the deer & raccoon he yelled:” Thompson if you want to buy a tractor you will have to come to town! This place is crazy!” Don & his Dad Jim laughed & laughed with the added entertainment for the afternoon. 

The local neighbors boys would throw sticks & rocks at Buckeyes as a growing fawn. As Buckeyes grew, Buckeyes got his revenge by chasing the neighborhood boys to & from the school bus nudging them in the fanny as they got on & off the school bus to their house twice a day.

 

Don loved his family very much, attending as many activities as he could as an independent, hard working business man. Who is loved and missed very much. Memories help to soften the loss. 

 

Don leaves: his Mother Laura (Wilson) Thompson. 

 

Wife: Billie Speakman

 

His best friend growing up & later cousin, also known a “Laura’s second son” Bud Minnie (Sherri). 

 

Children: Bonnie (Roger), Ed (Carmen),Rhonda, Karen (Wade), Christine, Jay (Melisa). 

Stepchildren: Patricia, Steve (Connie), Tami, Stephanie, Christopher & Lucinda (Josh). 

 

Grandchildren: Johnathan (Melisa),Christopher, Nicholas (Kawni), Josh (Mary), Brittany (Devin), Jason (Cassedy), Rihanna, Jasmine, Zoey, Logan, Lucius, Ashley.

 

Great Grandchildren: Aspen, Madison, Cale, Addy.

 

Don is preceded in death by his Dad; James Allen, Joan & stepson; Christopher, his Grandparents: Thompson’s, Wilson’s, & Elliotts. Several Aunts, Uncles (who called Donnie “Butch) & Cousins.

 

A loving final vision from Don was seeing the light. Don turned around with a huge smile on his face, fell  to his knees onto the couch. 

We can envision the welcoming committee; arms wide open with huge hugs from Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, the Angels singing with celebration followed by Dons family & friends, welcoming Don home. What a glorious day! 

 

Don would expect us to carry on our lives with love and compassion, doing what’s right to serve God & the Lords people, & take care of our families. Don’t be afraid. Rejoice because someday we will all leave a legacy too. 

 

Pallbears: Bud, Jay,Wade, Steve, Johnathan, Christopher. (In standing Roger & Josh)

 

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with funeral service at Noon on Friday.  Bro. Gordon Vaughn will officiate.  A Graveside service for final resting will occur at Restland Memorial Park outside of Carthage, TX. Immediately after this service. Follow the precession with Dons final truck ride. 

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

Kathy McClelland

NAME:     Kathy McClelland             AGE:     46

 

ADDRESS:     Broaddus, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Thursday, October 21, 2021, Nacogdoches, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    August 18, 1975, Lufkin, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  N/A

 

FATHER:         Jimmy Bryan                            MOTHER: Francis Victoria (Reppond) Bryan

 

OCCUPATION:   Registered Nurse

 

SURVIVED BY:  Husband: Don McClelland of Broaddus

                               Father: Jimmy Bryan of Broaddus   

                               Children: Trent McClelland and wife Taylor of Hudson

                                                 Alli McClelland of San Augustine

                                                 Matt Hudgins and wife Jenna of Lufkin

                                                 Mark Hudgins and Kory of Lufkin

                               Brothers: Ricky Bryan, Jimmy Wayne Bryan, Josh Bryan, C. J. Bryan

                               Sisters: Kaye Lakey, Sue Ann Perkins, Kristell Johns

                               Mother-in-law: Frances McClelland

                                                 7 grandchildren

 

 **Preceded in death by mother Francis Victoria Bryan; brother-in-law Robert Lakey




 

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

Farlesha Simmons Jenkins

DOB: 12/03/1976                                          DOD: 10/22/ 2021

 

Mrs. Farlesha Simmons Jenkins, age 44, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 at CHI St. Luke Memorial in San Augustine, Texas.

 

Funeral Service

 

Pending at this time

 

Visitation

 

Survivors

Melissa Brimer

DOB: 01/10/1973                                                DOD: 10/22/ 2021

 

Ms. Melissa Brimer, age 48, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 at CHI St. Luke Memorial in Lufkin, Texas.

 

Funeral Service

 

Pending at this time

 

Visitation

 

Survivors

Shirley Kay Bratchett

DOB: 01/12/1966                                      DOD: 10/22/ 2021

 

Ms. Shirley Kay Bratchett, age 55, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 at her residence in San Augustine, Texas.

 

Funeral Service

 

Pending at this time

 

Visitation

 

Survivors

Carl Barnes

Carl Barnes of Houston, Texas and Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas are announcing funeral service for Mrs. Bobbie Nell Goodwin, Mouton of Houston. Texas.   Bobbie was to Velma Ray Goodwin and the late Harod Goodwin in Timpson, Texas on May 23, 1959.  The family moved to Houston when Bobbie was 6 months old.  Funeral service is set for Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Wings of Jordan Christina Church 1421 1st Street Humble, Texas at 11:00 AM. 

Mrs. Mouton is survived by:

Daughter:  LaMiracle Muton and 3 grandchildren of Houston, Texas

Mother:  Velma Ray Goodwin of Houston, Texas

Brothers:  Clifford Goodwin, Donald Neal, and Edward Neal

Sisters:  Peggy Wilkerson, Delores Franklin, and Michelle Goodwin

Visitation:  On October 23, 2021, at the church from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Repass:  Clifford Goodwin’s house 8229 Caddo Rd Houston, Texas 77078

Committal:  Golden Gate Cemetery 8400 Hirsh Houston, Texas 77016

Bobbie Sue Nichols

 

Bobbie Sue Nichols, 78, of Center, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 24th with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Donald Earl Windham officiating. Interment will follow at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelby County.

Bobbie was born February 26, 1943. She is the daughter of Thomas Daniel Windham and Artie B Risinger Windham. Bobbie loved her family, she was a homemaker, and was a wonderful mother, sister, beloved grandmother, and a good friend to all who knew her. She enjoyed sewing blankets for her great grandkids, caring for her rose bushes, playing spades on her computer, cooking, and caring for her cockatiels. Bobbie loved her grandkids and great grandkids with all of her heart. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 62 years, John Henry Nichols of Center; children, Freeman Nichols of Center, Mike Nichols and wife Beth of Center, and Leslie Schulz and husband Travis of Center; grandchildren, Megan Adkinson and husband Marcus of Center, Cody Nichols and wife Holly of Center, Derek Nichols and wife Jenny of Center, Cody Nichols and wife Holly of Hudson, Ashley Latham and husband Bryant of Slocum, Kaley Pigg and husband Neil of Appleby, Michaela Schulz of Center, and Taylor Hairgrove and husband Wyatt of Joaquin; great grandchildren, Deacon and Olivia Anthony, Rhett, Shaun, Kolton, Cody, and Karson Adkinson, Easton and Kannon Latham, Laityn Nichols, Case and Caroline Nichols, Makinley and Lane Pigg, and Baby A; sister, Margie Williams Weaver of Lufkin; brothers, Max Windham of Shelbyville and Leon Windham and wife Cathy of Timpson.

Preceded in death by parents, Thomas Daniel Windham and Artie B Risinger Windham; and brothers, Everett Windham, Dan Windham, Tom Windham, Elvin Windham, and Jack Windham.

Pallbearers will be Derek Nichols, Cody Nichols, Marcus Adkinson, Bryant Latham, Roy Bailey, and Kevin Windham.

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

Rev. Hiram Thomas Melton

 

Rev. Hiram Thomas Melton, born October 24, 1937, left his earthly home October 19, 2021, in Tenaha, Texas surrounded by his loving wife and family.  After being diagnosed with cancer 14 years ago, he fought and won many battles against the disease and only recently no longer had the strength to fight it anymore.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday.  Bro. Neal Clark and Bro. Jay Pollan will officiate.  Interment will be held at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

Bro. Hiram was born at his grandparents’ house on the hill up from Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church to Luster Melton and Tommie Huff Melton.  He first attended Lone Cedar Church as a child and it was here, Bro. Hiram remembers hearing the gospel for the first time.  During World War II, he moved to Houston where his father worked in the shipyards. While in Houston he attended Galena Park Missionary Baptist Church.  At the age of 14, he found himself under conviction and accepted Jesus as his savior and was baptized.  It was only a year later when a young Hiram would answer God’s call and surrender to preach.

The 1950s would prove to be a busy time in Bro. Hiram’s life.  In 1955, he began his studies at the Texas Baptist Institute. While in seminary, he married the love of his life, Beth King.  He proved himself to be a devoted, loving husband to her throughout their 63 years and 9 months of marriage.  With Beth at his side, he would go on to receive his Master of Theology Degree from TBI in 1959.  Also, in September of 1959 they welcomed the birth of their first child, Brenda into the world and in August of 1962, their son Randy was born.

In the years that followed his graduation from TBI he found himself serving the Lord, both in church and in the community.  He pastored several churches in East Texas and served as a State Missionary for 5 years.  His services were not just limited to his local church, He also had the privilege of serving as moderator of the State Association for 2 years, moderator for Shelby County for 2 years, and clerk for Salem Association for 17 years.  He has hosted and attended numerous activities such as church camps, revivals, Vacation Bible Schools, mission rallies, State and National meetings and many more events in service to the Lord.  While he lived in League City, he drove an ambulance and worked for a funeral home which he considered to be part of his ministry helping those who were suffering.  While at Hughes Springs he worked for the Postal Service where he met many people and talked to them about the Lord.  He retired from the Postal Service in 1999.

During his 69 years in the ministry, Bro. Hiram was fortunate to pastor a lot of good, caring churches over the years and made a lot of friends throughout the state of Texas. His longest tenure as Pastor was at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs where he devoted 27 years to the members there.

Bro. Hiram and Beth retired and came back home where he finished his service to the Lord at Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin, Texas where he has served as pastor for 11 ½ years.  He always thought it was a blessing from the Lord to end up at such a wonderful and caring church in the community where his life began.

Bro. Hiram and Beth have been blessed with two children, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Bro. Hiram has had the privilege of serving as minister in the weddings of his children and grandchildren.  He has also left lasting impressions on the lives of his great grandchildren, whether it be walking in the yard with his dog, reading books or having nerf wars in the den.

He is survived by:

His wife Beth Melton

 

Children: Brenda Farmer of Tenaha

Randy Melton and wife Shannon of Tenaha

 

Grandchildren: Jason Farmer and wife Melanie of Tenaha

Alan Farmer of Tenaha

Ryan Melton and wife Joyce of Kilgore

Kyle Melton of Longview

Jacob Hiram Melton of Haltom City

Rose Mulvaney of Tenaha

 

Great Grandchildren: John Paul Farmer of Tenaha

Daisy Farmer of Tenaha

Kristophe Melton of Kilgore

Annelise Melton of Kilgore

Elliana Melton of Kilgore

 

Brother: Donald Melton of Center

 

He was preceded in death by:

His parents: Luster Melton and Tommie Huff Melton

Son-in-law: Steven Farmer

 

Serving as Pallbearers:

Phil Worsham, Ricky Lawrence, John Paul Lawson, Mark Owens, Glen Oates, Jason Freeman, Mike Lawson, Hugh Daw

 

Honorary Pallbearers:

Tommy Gray, Clifford Hamilton, Pastors of Shelby County Association


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

Sarah Oliphant

DOB: 04/28/1957                                                               DOD: 10/16/ 2021

 

Ms. Sarah Oliphant, age 64, of Lufkin, Texas passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021 at CHI St. Luke Memorial in Lufkin, Texas.

 

Funeral Service

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

1:00 p.m.

Sunset Church of Christ

Interment: Greer Cemetery

Bro. Joseph Caesar, Officiating

 

Visitation

 

Friday, October 22, 2021

2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Garner & Son Mortuary

 

Survivors

 

2 Sons Anthony Oliphant (Huriya) of Lufkin, Tx

Sir John Oliphant of Lufkin, Tx

 

1 Daughter JoKitha Taylor (Woodie) of Lufkin, Texas

 

7 Grandchildren 1 Great-Grand Child

 

Brother George Oliphant (Winnie) of Houston, Texas

 

Sister Linda Ligones of Huntington, Texas

 

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Cora Hall Wilburn

 

Cora Hall Wilburn, 84, of Joaquin, Texas, entered the gates of heaven on October 18, 2021, at her home in Joaquin. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.  Bro. Wayne Painter and Wade Lawson will officiate.  Interment will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.

Cora was born May 5, 1937, to her parents, John and Unie Hall. Cora was the baby of 7 children. Cora was raised in Logansport, Louisiana. She attended and graduated from Logansport High School in 1955. Cora married Glenn Nutt in 1955. They had two children - the late David Nutt and wife Debbie and the late Cynthia Lawson. After the passing of her late husband Glenn, Cora remarried Bobby H. Wilburn in 1987 and gained three more children - the late Mike Wilburn and wife Janet, the late Steve Wilburn, and Yolonda Davis and husband Lynn. Cora worked at Community Bank of Louisiana, where she retired as vice president after 30 years. Cora enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, sewing, cooking, and most of all being “MAMMAW” to her grand and great grandchildren. The highlight of her week was knowing her family would gather for Sunday lunch that she had prepared each week, because family was her greatest gift. Anyone that ever walked into her house was always asked if they were hungry, because she was always ready to cook for them. She was “MAMMAW” to everyone. Cora was a proud member of Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy Boyd of Logansport, Louisiana; daughter-in-law, Debbie Nutt of Prague, Oklahoma; daughter, Yolonda Davis and husband Lynn of Center; and daughter-in-law, Janet Wilburn of Center; grandchildren, Elizabeth Wallis of Prague, Oklahoma, Misty Wilburn of Center, Cody Nutt and wife Britta of Prague, Oklahoma, Brittany Foster and husband Matt of Center, Wade Lawson and wife Kaitlin of Joaquin, Micah Youngblood of Center, Matt Lawson and wife Monica of Joaquin; and Ryan Wilburn and wife Mallory of Shelbyville; great grandchildren, Victoria, Amelia, Colten, Lyla, Roman, Ivy, June Caroline, Georgia Kate, Guner, Rance, Lillie, Rylinn, and Nash; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Price Wilburn of Center, Judy Scarborough of Huxley, Barbara Wilburn of Orange, Faye Hall of Logansport, Louisiana, and Tula Mae Hall of Shreveport, Louisiana; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Nutt and husband, Bobby Wilburn; children, David Nutt, Cynthia Lawson, Mike Wilburn, and Steve Wilburn; brothers, Dawson Hall, Leslie Hall, Alton Hall, Lloyd Hall, and Dencen Hall; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Nutt, D.W. Boyd, Gerald Wilburn, Gary Wilburn, and Elmer Ray Wilburn; sisters-in-law, Verna Mae Hall, Betty Lou Hall, Monteal Hall, and Louise Wagstaff. 

Pallbearers will be Wade Lawson, Matt Lawson, Matt Foster, Ryan Wilburn, Cody Nutt, and Lynn Davis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Colten Nutt, Guner Youngblood, Roman Foster, Rance Lawson, and Nash Wilburn.

A special thank you to Brenda Herbert, Pat Woodfin, Pam Thomas, Brittany Holt, and Tina Hutto for all the care they provided along with Affinity Hospice. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cool Springs Cemetery Fund, 187 Sutton Road, Logansport, Louisiana 71049.

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

Robert Dale Baggett

Robert Dale Baggett, 48, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Jasper.

His wishes were to be cremated.

Born September 27, 1973, Robert is the son of Robert Lee Baggett and Linda Fletcher Baggett.  Hobbies included fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his parents, Linda and Robert Baggett of Nacogdoches; sister, Melinda Baggett of Dallas; brother, Danny Baggett of Nacogdoches; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives; stepchildren, Cody and Amanda Rhoudes of Nacogdoches. 

Preceded in death by sister, Amanda Rhoudes.

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

Billy Clyde Duncan

 

Billy Clyde Duncan, 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 16, 2021, in Longview, TX. A native East Texan, Billy Clyde spent most of his life in Shelby County, living in both Shelbyville and Center. In recent years, he moved to Longview to be closer to family.

 

Billy Clyde was a cherished father, grandfather, and community member.  Many came to know him as the voice of the "Taste of Heaven" gospel radio show that aired on KDET radio in Center every Saturday for more than two decades. Frequently making an appearance as co-host was Billy’s beloved wife Virginia Duncan, who preceded him in death in December 2000.

 

God blessed the couple’s ministry of spreading the Good News over the airwaves and in person as they performed Southern Gospel music with sons, David and Dayne. Known as The Singing Duncans, the family performed at Sunday Singings and other events throughout East Texas and northwest Louisiana. Billy Clyde will be fondly remembered for his Stamps-Baxter piano skills and soaring rendition of "How Great Thou Art."

 

In community activities, Billy Clyde was the Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America Troop #466 Shelbyville, the Minister of Music for First Baptist Church Shelbyville, a member of the Breakfast Lions Club of Center, and a member of Center First Baptist Church and their choir for more than 30 years. He also treasured his men's prayer group that met each week to lift up those who were in need of prayer. His favorite activities involved giving back to those who might need encouragement.

 

Billy Clyde was born to Ida and Talbert Duncan in Shelbyville, Texas, on May 7, 1932. He graduated from Shelbyville High School and earned his business degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. After graduation, he proudly served our nation as a member of the United States Navy, then spent most of his professional career at Center Plywood, a division of Hallmark, in manufacturing and accounting.

 

Left behind to cherish his memory are Billy Clyde’s son David and wife Susan Duncan of Longview, TX and granddaughters Skye and Stormie Duncan of Kilgore; son Dayne and wife Shellye Duncan of Groesbeck, TX, and grandsons Bradlye of Houston, TX, Bradye of Waco, TX, and Brandyn and Braxtyn of Groesbeck; son Douglas and wife Diane Duncan of Carrollton, TX and grandsons Blake Duncan, San Diego, CA and Chase Duncan, Houston, TX; and former wife Ruth Chandler Duncan. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Virginia Lee Cockrell Duncan, former wife JoAnn Browning Ross, and daughter-in-law, Sharon Duncan.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center with interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Sunday preceding the service.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask friends to bless others in need through a donation to a local church of choice or to a favorite Southern Gospel group.

 

 

 

Jesse L. Gardner Sr.

Wingate Funeral Home 14630 White Heather Dr Houston, Texas 77045 and Hicks Mortuary are announcing services for Mr. Jesse L. Gardner Sr. (64) of Houston, Texas.  Mr. Gardner died October 12, 2021, at a local hospital in Houston, Texas.  Jesse was born to the late James L. Gardner and the late Shirley Gardner, Kelly August 23, 1957.  Funeral services for Mr. Gardner are Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Wingate Funeral Home at 2:00 PM. 

 

Mr. Gardner’s survivors are:  

Wife:  Debra Gardner

Sons:  Dominick Moore Jesse Gardner Jr, and Quincy Gardner

Daughter:  Classi Gardner, Wiley 

Brothers:  James Lowe of Center, Texas; Samuel Gardner of Daytona Beach, Florida; Elbert Kelly (LaChandra) of Houston, Texas; Robert Kelly of Beaumont, Texas; James Whitsey of Center, Texas; Lamillican Johnson of Center, Texas (Keisha); Tristan Gardner of Center, Texas; Renord Gardner of Beaumont, Texas; Mark Hubbard of Center, Texas of Nacogdoches, Texas and Eshawn Randle of Center, Texas.

Sisters:  Sherian Jackson (Willie) of Nacogdoches, Texas; Joann Batist (Milton) of Houston, Texas; Ora Kelly (Jerry) of Silsbee, Texas; Jenitha Kelly (John); Annie Watts (Maurice) of San Augustine, Texas; of Beaumont, Texas; Felisha Boyd (Kendrick) of Center, Texas; Bonnie Hubbard of Virginia; and Brenda Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas. 

Uncle:  Lucky (Wilda) Gardner of Center, Texas

Aunt:   Betty (John) Sanders of Center, Texas 

Preceded in death:  brother, Christopher S. Hubbard and sister, Cynthia Jackson 

Repast:  Happy Family Restaurant 3211 FM 1060 Humble, Texas 77338

Juanice Beard

NAME:     Juanice Beard             AGE:     92

 

ADDRESS:    Broaddus, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Friday, October 15, 2021, Lufkin, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    March 29, 1951, Broaddus, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Monday, October 18, 2021, 11:00am

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Harvey Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

 

FATHER: Elvin Harvey                            MOTHER: Hester (Coleman) Harvey

 

OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY:   Sons: Milton A. Beard Jr. and wife Pamela of Lacombe, La.

                                          Michael James Beard and wife Patricia of Houston, Tx.

                               Daughters: Michelle Beard Chance and husband Stephen of Diboll, Tx.

                                                   Sarah Melissa Denman and husband Dan of The Colony, Tx.

                              Daughter-in-law: Tammy Wall and husband Alan of Broaddus, Tx.

                              Brother: Wondale Harvey and wife Sybil of Broaddus, Tx.

                                                 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one on the way

 **Preceded in death by parents Elvin and Hester Harvey; husband M.A. “Doc” Beard; son Scott Beard;

                                          Grandson Joshua Stephen Chance; grandson-in-law Steven Pait; 

                                           Sister Christell Wall



 

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

Delores Mae Oliver

NAME:     Delores Mae Oliver             AGE:     86

 

ADDRESS:     Broaddus, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Sunday, October 71, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    April 19, 1935, Devils Lake, North Dakota

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Broaddus Cemetery, Broaddus, Texas

 

FATHER:   Harry Marvin O’Brian                            MOTHER: Bonnie Mae (Reynolds) 

 

OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY:   Sons: Gary Wayne Oliver of Humble; Harry Leslie Oliver of Palestine;

                                           Larry Ray Oliver of Brandon, Fl.; Kerry Lee Oliver of Humble

                               Daughter: Terry Oliver Scott of Broaddus

                               Brothers: Wayne O’Brian, Bob O’Brian, Ron O’Brian, Don O’Brian, Glen O’Brian

                                                 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren

 **Preceded in death by parents; husband James E. “Jim” Oliver; sister Winifred Joann Oliver

                                         Brothers Gene O’Brian, Marvin O’Brian




 

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

Magalis Yanez Perez

 

Magalis Yanez Perez, 48, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Sunday.  Pastor Osbaldo Hernandez will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born March 29, 1973, in Cardenas, Tabasco, Mexico, Magalis is the daughter of Victorio Yanez and Petronila Perez.  She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist in Lufkin. 

Magalis Yáñez was a wife, mother, grandmother loved by all who knew her and if they did not know her, it would not take much to love her and see her generosity. She was one of the most helpful souls on this planet who never rejected anyone in need. She always put others before herself. She was one of a kind and will be missed by many.

Our mother has left this world and gone home to the Lord. She spread her wings on the morning of October 12, 2021 and is no longer suffering as she had been in recent weeks due to her illness.

Our mother was a very strong, kind, loving and humble of heart women. She really was a very valuable woman; the woman who brought us into the world. I really have no words to describe the great pain it has been to lose her. My heart is no longer complete. But we know that you are in a better place and we can only wait to meet you. We will see you one day dear mother, we love you and we will love you always.

She is survived by her husband, Areli Antonio Echeverria of Nacogdoches; children, Ricardo Echeverria of Mexico, Maria Elena Echeverria of Nacogdoches, Estefania Echeverria of Center, Areli Antonio Echeverria of Nacogdoches, and Briseida Echeverria of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Julieth Briseida Castillo Echeverria, Jesus Alexander Castillo, Eduarda Javier Sotero, and Hannah Valeria Echeverria.

Preceded in death by her father, Victorio Yanez.

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

 

Magalis Yanez Perez, de 48 años, de Nacogdoches, falleció el Martes 12 de Octubre de 2021 en Nacogdoches.

Las visitas se llevarán a cabo de 3:30 p.m. a 9:00 p.m., el Sábado 16 de Octubre de 2021, en Watson & Sons Funeral Home en Center con servicio funerario a las 3:00 p.m., Domingo.  El Pastor Osbaldo Hernández oficiará.  El entierro seguirá en Oaklawn Memorial Park en Center.

Nacida el 29 de Marzo de 1973 en Cárdenas, Tabasco, México, Magalis es hija de Victorio Yáñez y Petronila Pérez.  Fue miembro de Seventh Day Adventist en Lufkin.

Magalis Yáñez fue esposa, madre, abuela querida por todos los que la conocieron y si no la conocían no hacía falta mucho para quererla y ver su generosidad. Ella era una de las almas más serviciales de este planeta que nunca rechazó a nadie que lo necesitara. Ella siempre anteponía a los demás antes que a ella misma. Ella era única en su clase y muchos la extrañarán.

Nuestra madre ha dejado este mundo y se ha ido a casa con el señor. Ella extendió sus alas la mañana, 12 de octubre de 2021 y ya no sufre como había estado las últimas semanas debido a su enfermedad. 

Nuestra madre era una mujer muy fuerte, amable, cariñosa, y humilde de corazón. Realmente era una mujer muy valiosa, la mujer que nos trajo al mundo. Realmente no tengo palabras para describir el dolor tan grande que ha sido perderla. Nuestros corazon ya no esta completo. Pero sabemos que estás en un mejor lugar y no nos queda mas que esperar para reunirnos contigo. Te veremos un día madrecita querida, te amamos y te amaremos siempre.

Le sobrevive su marido, Areli Antonio Echeverria of Nacogdoches; niños, Ricardo Echeverria of Mexico, Maria Elena Echeverria of Nacogdoches, Estefania Echeverria of Center, Areli Antonio Echeverria of Nacogdoches, and Briseida Echeverria of Nacogdoches; nietos, Julieth Briseida Castillo Echeverria, Jesus Alexander Castillo, Eduarda Javier Sotero, y Hannah Valeria Echeverria.

Precedida en la muerte por su padre, Victorio Yanez.

Las condolencias y homenajes en línea se pueden enviar a www.watsonandsonsfh.com

Chesney Grace Adair

 

Chesney Grace Adair, 7, of Shelbyville, entered into Heaven on September 21, 2021.

Born November 6, 2013, Chesney is the daughter of Mianna Halstead Adair and Casey Adair. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday.  Bro. William D., Bro. Ronnie Wheeler, and Bro. Wes Hall will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

She is survived by her parents, Mianna Halstead Adair and Casey Adair; sisters, Kylie Holcomb and Michaela Holcomb; stepmother, Kelsi Sockwell; grandparents, John and Karen Halstead of Shelbyville, Chris Adair, and Lori Riggs; step-grandfather, Jerry Roth; great grandparents, Rowena Tyler and Grady of Center and Betty Sue McSwain of Deadwood; aunts and uncles, John Halstead III and wife Samantha of Timpson, Christopher Halstead of Shelbyville, Colby Adair, Regina Marshall, and Robert Bush; first cousins, Devon LeBlanc and wife Makalyla, Logan Nix, Chloe Nix, Ryan Halstead, and Maddison Halstead all of Timpson; cousins, Jennifer Soto, Ruben Soto, Crystal Hass, Dean Halford, Dylan Barbee Crystal Barbee, Eli Barbee, Cody Foshee, Trenton Hass, Brandon Soto, and Hayle Hass; special sister in love, Dixie Lee; numerous special aunts, uncles, and friends; numerous great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.

Preceded in death by great grandparents, Warren “Gene” McSwain and Aubrey L. Graves, Gwyn Cockrell, Joe Adair, and Nancy Adair.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Parks, Khris Mohr, Colton Bush, Seth Hailey, John Halstead, Patrick Hedrick, Jason Pyles, Joshua Dunlap, and Christopher Carter.  Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Adair, Colby Adair, Dylan Barbee, Cody Foshee, Trenton Hass, Brandon Soto, Ruben Soto, and Ricky King.

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

Donna Melton Rushing

Donna Melton Rushing, aged 58, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 12, 2021, in Kindred Hospital Clear Lake in Webster due to complications of COVID-19, double pneumonia, and ARDS. She was born January 26, 1963 in Panola General Hospital in Carthage. She was a very outgoing, loved people, never met a stranger and if she thought she recognized you, she would ask your name. She loved her church, New Hope MBC (where she was a clerk/treasurer, played the piano and taught SS and BTC for many years; where husband Nicky taught.  School and BTC and led singing for many years; and where Andrew continues leading singing and teaching BTC) lost souls, and missions. Her late husband, Nicky, was a 1973 graduate of Center High School and Donna was a 1981 graduate of San Augustine High School. She resided for almost 40 years where Nicky taught Jr. High science and computers and she sold Avon, sold insurance the longest for Vernon Poole Insurance Agency in Liberty, Kmart, and 20 years for Walmart #1186 in electronics. She attended Lee College in Baytown and the University of Houston-Clear Lake where she attained degrees in Education and History, all while working and tending to her son, Andrew. 

 
 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Louise Melton Harrison originally of Timpson; a sister, Sarah Harrison Smith, also originally from Timpson; maternal grandparents, Damon Doyle Harrison and Era Rhodes Harrison Hancock; paternal grandparents, Luster Melton and Tommie Gilmer Huff Melton; uncles Jack Bush, a resident of Tenaha for about 60 years and am engineer for TXDOT; and Amiel Smith  her husband of 29 years, Nicky Rushing; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dura Mae Wheeler and Albert Rushing; a brother-in-law, Albert Earl Rushing, and a sister-in-law Jo Ann Barbee Rushing.   

 
 

She is survived by her son, Andrew Phillip Rushing of Hardin and girlfriend Jessica Dean of Bremerton Washington; her father, Bro. Donald Ray Melton of the South Jericho community of Center; brother, Jonathan Doyle Melton, also of the South Jericho community; an aunt, Loyce Bush of Kingwood; an uncle and aunt, Bro. Hiram and Beth Melton of the Old Home community in Joaquin; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Francene and Don Gardner of South Jericho; sister-in-law, Jeannie Runnels of South Jericho; brother-in-law, Bill Rushing, of South Jericho; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sherry and Charles Parks of Colorado, and a number of cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, numerous great-great nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. 

Patricia Gayle Adams

 

Patricia Gale Adams, 66, of Center, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday.  Bro. Harold Demment, Sister Melba Rodgers, and Bro. Lamar Rash will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born August 29, 1955, in Center, Patricia is the daughter of Aaron Porter and Hersey Belrose Porter.  Her hobbies included shopping, traveling, and eating at Saltgrass.  Her grandkids were her pride and joy.  She was a member of Folsom Chapel Church.

She is survived by her children, Patti Redmon and husband Bobby and Chad Adams and wife Hollie; grandchildren, Cody Denby, Brent Denby, Haley and husband Shon Lout, Caren and husband Stone Rasbury, Callie Adams, and Cierra Adams; great grandchildren, Symber, Ava, Harper, and Carter Lout, and Kambri, Kash, and Kaiden; siblings, Joe Porter and Pennie Porter Cassell.

Preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Wayne Adams; parents, Aaron Porter and Hersey Belrose Porter; brothers, Larry and Danny Porter.

Pallbearers will be Jody Porter, Jacob Cassell, James Cassell, Kerry Emanis, Scott Helpenstell, Jason Helpenstell, Will Lawson, and Todd Clark.  Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Porter, Clifton Porter, Robert Eaden, and Jason Burch.

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

James Henry "Stinker" Redmon

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

DOB: 08/22/1960                                           DOD: 10/06/ 2021

 

Mr. James Henry “Stinker” Redmon, age 61, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas.

 

Funeral Service

 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

1:00 p.m.

True Vine Baptist Church

Interment: Union Grove Cemetery

Rev. S. J. Clark, Officiating

 

Visitation

 

Friday, October 15, 2021

2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Garner & Son chapel

 

Survivors

 

Son Andre Redmon of San Antonio, Texas

 

Daughter Amber West Herring (Hodgie) of San Antonio, Texas

 

1 Grandchild

 

Mother Bobbie Jean Wilson of San Augustine, Texas

 

4 Brothers Jimmy Greer (Gale) of San Antonio, Texas

Victor Redmon (Linda Gale) of Marksville, LA

Timothy Redmon (Vera) of San Antonio, Texas

Ross Wilson (Liz) of Lufkin, Texas

 

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

Ms. Christina Lee Jackson

Memorial Service for: Ms. Christina Lee Jackson

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Where: Sid D. Roberts Chapel, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr, Nacogdoches, TX

Time:1:00 p.m. with  Rev. Freddie Wilson, Eulogist, Officiating

Christina Lee Jackson was born September 22, 1981 in Nacogdoches, TX;

Christina Lee Jackson passed away on October 7, 2021 in Nacogdoches, TX;

She Leaves to cherish her memory: her mother Deborah Wilson, Father Edward Rhodes and Step-Mother LaRuther Rhodes, her children, Corrine and Christopher Jackson and her siblings: Margaret Mathews, Edward Anthony Rhodes, Canenna Middleton (Ricky) and Jamie Jackson (Tasha) and a host of relatives and friends that she loved dearly,

 

Services Entrusted to Her Family of Professionals at:

Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 564-4351

 “Where The Family Comes First”

Ardyce Obst-GomezĀ 

NAME: Ardyce Obst-Gomez 

AGE: 86 

ADDRESS: Bronson, Texas 

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DATE / PLACE OF DEATH: Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Bronson, Texas 

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH: July 5, 1935, Donna, Texas 

DATE / TIME OF GRAVESIDE SERVICE: N/A 

PLACE OF SERVICE: N/A 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: N/A 

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A 

BURIAL: N/A 

FATHER: Carrol Earl Garlinghouse Sr. 

MOTHER: Velma Mae (Shirkey) 

OCCUPATION: Bachelor's Degree Business 

SURVIVED BY: Husband: Octavio "Toby” Gomez of Bronson 

Sons: David Obst, Alan Obst Daughter: Janet Obst Deutsch 

3 grandchildren; 3 great-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

Louise Gamble

 

Louise Gamble, 88, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation one hour prior at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Born March 29, 1933, in Shelby County, Louise is the daughter of Ed Windham and Lottie Windham.  She was raised in the Goober Hill community and graduated from Shelbyville High School. Louise retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone.  After retirement she loved her flowers.  Both in the yard and the dried flower arrangements she enjoyed making.  But her greatest joy in life was being “MeMe”…

She is survived by her son, Stephen H. Gamble; grandchildren, Matthew S. Gamble, Kristen Sierra, Collin McElroy, and Cameron McElroy; great grandchildren, Jeramiah and Malachi Sierra.

Proceded in death by parents, Ed Windham and Lottie Windham; husband, Hugh O. Gamble; brother, Willie Ed Windham; and daughter-in-law, Jamie Campbell Gamble.

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

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas James Holman

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

 

 

 Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral services for Lieutenant Colonel Thomas James Holman (94) of the Maryland and Washington D.C. area.  Thomas James Holman was born September 25,1926 to the late L.B Holman and Loubadia Matlock Holman in Center, Texas.  Lieutenant Colonel Thomas James Holman will be buried with Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 2:30 PM.  Thomas’ services will be live streamed at:  https://youtu.be/7v2dS_TymMo 

 

Thomas was a member of Mt. Zion CME in Center, during his childhood days.   Thomas always shown love and support for the church.  Thomas attended C.H. Daniels High School until the ending of his junior year.  He moved to Beaumont, Texas his senior year and graduated from Charlton-Pollard High School in Beaumont.  He received an academic scholarship to Morris Brown College in Atlanta Georgia. Thomas was a pre- med biology major and pledge Lota Chapter of Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  While at Morris Brown, Thomas was drafted into the Army.  After serving as an enlisted man, Thomas returned to Morris Brown and graduated in 1949.   He joined the Army National Guard and moved from Atlanta to San Francisco, California. While there, he started graduate school at Stanford University to continue his pre-med studies.  When to Korean Conflict escalated, he was again called for active duty.  While showing great leadership in the Army, Thomas was nominated for Officer Candidate School.  He graduated as Second Lieutenant.  After Officer Candidate School, Thomas returned to San Francisco.  Thomas retied from the army as a Lieutenant Colonel and settle with his family in Los Angeles to complete his master’s degree in Education at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1972.  He taught school at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles.  In 1973, the Holman’s moved to Maryland when Thomas was recruited to join the District of Columbia’s successful efforts to gain Home Rule.   He ultimately started his third career in the DC Government and retired in the 1990’s.  In 1977, Thomas founded “Holman and Associates,” his fourth career, a very successful real estate and traveling enterprise.  Thomas lived a most expansive life with gusto, fearlessness, honesty, and joy. 

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas James Holman is survived by:

Children:  Linda, Michael, Keith, and Lisa Holman 

Brother:  Charles Ray 

Local Family (1st Cousins):  Lucky Gardner (Wilda) and Betty Sanders (John) 

Wife:  Alice Holman, preceded in death

Joel B. Fleming Jr.

 

 

Joel B. Fleming Jr., 73, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Center.

His wishes were to be cremated. Memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born November 20, 1947, Joel is the son of Joel B. Fleming and Novie Marie Dillon Fleming.

He is survived by his son, Joel “Jody” Fleming III; grandson, Toby Fleming; and sister, Jan Pheasant.

Preceded in death by his parents, Joel B. Fleming and Novie Marie Dillon Fleming; and sister, Judy Parton.

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

Emma (Burns) Martin

NAME:     Emma (Burns) Martin             AGE:     81

 

ADDRESS:     Hemphill, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Saturday, October 9, 2021, Hemphill, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    September 11, 1940, San Augustine County, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, October 11, 2021, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: N/A

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A

  

BURIAL:  Dickerson Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:         Burbon Daniel Burns                            MOTHER: Ollie  Elizabeth (Evans)

 

OCCUPATION:   Homemaker, nurse aide

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughters: Patty Page and husband Freddy of Hemphill

                                                    Cindy Worry and husband Joe Sr. of San Augustine

                                                 4 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild

                               Sister: Octavia Tate Belt

                               Brother: Jessie Burns

 **Preceded in death by parents;  husband Melvin Lee “Buddy” Martin; son Marcus Lee Martin;

                                             11 siblings




 

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

Walter Rease Allen Sr.

Walter Rease Allen Sr., 76, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in Center.

His wishes were to be cremated.

Born September 17, 1945, in Pike County, Georgia, Walter is the son of M.L. Allen and Annie Lou Myrtis Ward.  His hobbies included gardening, fishing, watching westerns, and woodworking.  He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gail Allen of Joaquin; sons, Walter Allen Jr. (Angie) of Carthage, John Edwin Allen (Lisa) of Griffin, Georgia; daughter, Maria Allen Trull of Henderson; grandchildren, Asa Leggett (Aubrey) of Bryan, Wade Trull of Henderson, Cheyenne Rose Allen of Louisiana, and Jewel Marie Allen of Columbus, Ohio; great grandchildren, Colton Lane Leggett and Hunter Wayne Leggett; brothers, Luther John Allen of Griffin, Georgia and Larry Mark Allen of Griffin, Georgia.

Preceded in death by his parents, M.L. Allen and Annie Lou Myrtis Ward; and brother, James Edwin Allen.

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

Mr. James Henry "Stinker" Redmon

DOB: 08/22/1960                                           DOD: 10/06/ 2021

 

Mr. James Henry “Stinker” Redmon, age 61, of San Augustine, Texas passed away Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas.

 

Funeral Service

 

Pending at this time.

 

Survivors

Jimmy Lee "Wag" Wagstaff

 

 

Jimmy Lee “Wag” Wagstaff, 62, of Center, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Reynolds Cemetery in the Dreka Community of Shelby County.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Bro. Don Windham will officiate.

Born May 23, 1959, in Englewood, California, Wag is the son of Leon Wagstaff and Barbara Jean Domis Wagstaff.  He loved playing his guitar, riding his motorcycle, playing games, and spending time with his family and friends.  Wag always had a smile on his face.

He is survived by his sisters, Mary Bolton and Lisa Harris (Kenny); nieces and nephews, Gina Seymour, Tina Amburn (Michael), Amy Windham (Kyle), Sandi Shahan, Keith Harris, and Kimberly Shelton (Matt); aunts and uncles, Jeanette Farris, Charlene Sanders, Gloria Wagstaff, James Wagstaff, Gerry Adams and Garvis Powell; numerous great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Leon Wagstaff and Barbara Jean Domis Wagstaff; and brother-in-law, Bruce Bolton.

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

Alan Bennett

 

Alan Bennett, 44, of Center, Texas, passed away October 2, 2021 in Nacogdoches, TX. Graveside service will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00AM at Neuville Cemetery, Shelby County.

 

Known affectionately as “Uncle Good Buddy” by his nieces and nephews, Alan Glynn Bennett was born December 6, 1976, in Center, Texas to Ferrell and Glenda Beth Spann Bennett. He graduated from Center High School with the class of 1995. Alan loved the outdoors and fishing with his dad and brother. Whenever he was around, something hilarious was bound to happen.

 

He could always be counted on to show up and cheer on his nieces and nephews at their ballgames and was so proud of them. One of his passions was genealogical research on his family, a passion he shared with his mother. He also enjoyed cooking for his dad. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

 

Alan is survived by:

 

Father, Ferrell Bennett

 

Siblings:

Stuart Bennett
Carmen Coker and husband Gary
Brandon Bennett and wife Cherry

 

Nieces and Nephews:

Lucas Coker

Alyssa Coker

Dustin Bennett

Emily Bennett

Autumn Bennett

 

Uncles:

Derrell Bennett and wife Sandy

Charles Spann

 

Aunt:

Connie Spann

 

Many cousins and friends

 

Preceded in death by his mother, Glenda Beth Bennett.

 


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

Richard "Keith" Langford

 

Richard "Keith" Langford was born in Nacodogches County, TX on April 11, 1969.

He was raised by his mother Sharon Morris until he left home to raise his children. He worked construction until he was diagnosed with lung disease, which he fought for 6 long years before finally returning home to his mother on September 15, 2021.

He is survived by his 4 children: Kayla, Ozzlynn, Aaron, and Damion and his 15 grandchildren.

 

-I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

                                                  Proverbs 8:17

Lonnie Belrose

 

Lonnie Belrose, 72, of Shelbyville, began his first day in heaven October 4, 2021. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Sardis Pentecostal Church with funeral service 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 11, 2021 at the church.  Bro. M.H. Schubert and Bro. Todd Jenkins will officiate.  Interment will follow at Brandon Memorial Cemetery in the Sardis Community.

Born September 1, 1949, Lonnie is the son of Ray Belrose and Zannie Gay Belrose.

He is survived by

  • Connie Belrose, wife of 53 years

  • Sons

    • Donnie Belrose and wife Denise

    • Ronnie Belrose and wife Carmen

 

  • Grandchildren

    • John and Alyssa Andrews

    • Gage and Katelyn Belrose

    • Nate and Bailey Belrose

    • Zack Belrose

    • Austin Williams

    • Marcie and fiancé, Bubba Loofboro

    • Macie Belrose

 

  • Great Grandchildren

    • Adeline and Evalee Andrews

    • Logan Belrose

    • Tuff and Khoen Belrose

    • Addie, Audri, Lucchese Moore

 

  • Zannie Gay Belrose, 101 year old mother

 

  • Sisters

    • Lanell Rash

    • Lillian Shofner

    • Martha Rash and husband Kenneth

    • Melba Rogers

    • Kathryn Schillings and husband Joe Tom

 

  • Brothers

    • Lester Belrose and wife Teresa

    • Leo Belrose


 

As well as, a number of nieces, nephews, and friends


 

  • Special Helping Hands

    • Ed and Lucia

    • Adrian and Angelica

 

Preceded in death by

  • Ray Belrose, father

  • Drew McGown, father-in-law

  • Dicie McGown, mother-in-law

  • Vicki Belrose, daughter-in-law

  • Bobby Rash, brother-in-law

  • Oliver Shofner, brother-in-law

  • Mike Rogers, brother-in-law

Pallbearers will be Zack Belrose, John Andrews, Gage Belrose, Nate Belrose, GB Eaves, and Billy Wise.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tommie Cox, Glen Connors, Jerry Brigman, Buddy McGown, Billy Rodgers, Kenneth Rash, and Lamar Rash.


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

Ronald Glenn Renfroe

NAME:    Ronald Glenn Renfroe            AGE:     65

 

ADDRESS:     Saltillo, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Saltillo, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    April 25, 1951, Houston, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Saturday, October 9, 2021, 4:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, October 9, 2021, 3:00pm-4:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Saunders Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:  Leon Tyson “L. T.” Renfroe Jr.       MOTHER: Dixie Joyce (Fitzgerald)

 

OCCUPATION:   Mechanic

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughters: Sarah Lappin and husband Chad of Saltillo

                                                    Kimberly Sechelski and husband Mark of Navasota

                                Son: Benjamin Renfroe of Navasota

                                9 Grandchildren; 1 Great-grandchild

                                Brother: Danny Renfroe of Nacogdoches

                                 Sister: Belle Cherry and husband Paul of Silsbee

 **Preceded in death by parents father L. T. Renfroe; mother Dixie Fitzgerald Yancey;

                                          Brother Donald Renfroe; step-father Joe B. Yancey





 

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

Bobbie Lou Jenkins

Bobbie Lou Jenkins, 87, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, in San Augustine.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard officiating.  Internment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born September 17, 1934, in the Patroon Community of Shelby County, Bobbie is the daughter of Thomas Jones and Thelma Monroe Jones.  She retired as a Nurse Aide.  Bobbie was a member of Patroon Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Tom Jenkins and wife Sandy of Patroon, Steve Jenkins and wife Liz of Athens, and Todd Jenkins and wife Stephanie of Garland; grandchildren, Sally Belcher, Caleb Jenkins, Claire Wilburn, Madison Jenkins, Sam Jenkins, and Jack Jenkins; great grandchildren, Pyper Belcher, Eastyn Belcher, Deacon Belcher, and Kylie Wilburn; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe and Ann Banks, and Kathy Jones; a number of other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband, Floyd Jenkins; parents, Thomas Jones and Thelma Monroe Jones; and brother, Elec Jones.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Jenkins, Ricky Lout, Darrin Lout, James Goodwyn, Dan Fleming, and Jamie Hagler.

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

Ruben Martinez Villedas

NAME:     Ruben Martinez Villedas             AGE:     37

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Monday, October 4, 2021, Nacogdoches, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    April 22, 1984, Mexico

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Saturday, October 9, 2021, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, October 8, 2021, 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

  

BURIAL:  Vickers Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas

 

FATHER:         Timoteo Martinez                            MOTHER: Maria Jose Villedas

 

OCCUPATION:   Butcher/Meat Processor

 

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Juana Martinez

                                 Father: Timoteo Martinez

                                 Mother: Maria Jose Villedas

                                 Children: Bryan Martinez, Itzel Martinez, Maria Jose’ Martinez, Ruben Martinez Jr.

                                 Sisters: Ernestina Martinez, Clara Martinez

                                 Brother: Mike Martinez

                                 Step-mother: Maria Martinez

 **Preceded in death by grandparents Sebastian Martinez and Maria del Auxilio Gonsalez




 

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

Robert Scott

NAME:     Robert Scott             AGE:     62

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Friday, October 1, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    November 10, 1958, Los Angeles, Ca.

 

 DATE / TIME OF  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 9, 2021, 2:00pm

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Rosevine Pentecostal Church, Sabine County, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: N/A

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A

  

BURIAL:  N/A

 

FATHER:         Preston Milton Scott         MOTHER: Burl Dean (Gay) Scott

 

OCCUPATION:   Carpenter

 

SURVIVED BY:   Stepsons: Richard Hanson and wife Jessica, Jimmie Hanson and Vanessa,

                                                 Homer Hanson, Mikey Hanson

                                Sisters: Terrie L. SantaMaria, Lisa G. Scott, Vickie G. Potts

                                Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 **Preceded in death by parents Preston and Gay Scott




 

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

Ms. Jennie Mae Greer

 

Deceased Name:  Ms. Jennie Mae Greer, Age 78

When: Saturday, October 9, 2021

Where: Grave Side Service at Westview Cemetery, on Bolton Street, Center, TX 

Time:1:00 p.m.with  Rev. Howard Cloudy Eulogist

Visitations will begin on: Friday, October 8, 2021 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.? at Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 

3535 S.E. Stallings Dr, Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Burial will be: Westview Cemetery, Center, TX

Jennie Mae Greer was born March 22, 1943 in Center, Shelby County, TX: Father Kasey Nickerson , Mother Clara Tanner Nickerson and her Husband J.B. Greer all precedes her in death.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory her Four sons- Randy Greer, Rodney Greer, Johnny Ray Greer and Tony Latham Sr.

Three Brothers- James Nickerson of Beaumont, TX, J.L. Nickerson, Beaumont, TX, E.L. Nickerson, Houston, TX; Five Sisters- Mary Booker, Beaumont, TX, Clara Washington, Houston, TX, Willie Chatlin, Beaumont, TX, Ruthie Nickerson, Baytown, TX, and Ada Nickerson, of Houston, TX; and a host of nephews, nieces, grandchildren and one great-grandchild 

Services Entrusted to Her Family of Professionals at:

Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 564-4351 “Where The Family Comes First”

Harice Glynn Childers

 

Harice Glynn Childers, 81, of Dallas, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021. 

Glynn was born 3 January 1940 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of Harice and Myrle Childers. He graduated from Center High School in Center, Texas. He was a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Glynn had a very interesting and rewarding career. After graduating from SMU, he worked as Shell Oil Commissions Supervisor, co- owned Magic Gas Co., and after 28 years of service, he retired from John Deere-Dallas, where he received many awards and recognition for his implementation of uniform accounting and management systems for the 325 dealerships he managed in ten states. His other pursuits included ranching, real estate, construction, and investment opportunities that resulted in his being named Jaycee of the Year in 1964 in Corsicana, Texas.

In addition to his professional career, Glynn was an avid collector. His extensive collections included western art, belt buckles, spurs, Indian artifacts, all things related to Buffalo Bill Cody, and a 1957 T Bird that he enjoyed racing.

He was a member of Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas.

His mother, Myrle Laverne Thrasher Childers, and father, Harice Childers; grandparents, Thomas “Tom” Ward and Maggie Annie Thrasher and John and Lettie Childers preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death are his beloved dogs, Cody Bill and Rags.

He is survived by personal friends, Conrad McCarty, Melvin Voight, Kevin Hanna, and Russ Johnson; cousin, Johnny Frank Childers; and other numerous cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be held in Center, Texas, at Oaklawn Memorial Park at 11 AM with a viewing at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be sent to Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Dr., Carrollton, Texas 75006 or other charitable organizations.

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

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

 

Felix Gonzalez Jr., 35, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service and interment will be held at a later date under the direction of Good Shepherd Funeral Home in Raymondville, Texas.

Born September 16, 1986, in Lamesa, Felix is the son of Felix Gonzalez-Torres Sr. and Maria Chavez.  He worked as a truck driver allowing him to both travel and live in Texas, California, Arizona, Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska. Felix often enjoyed family barbeque gatherings and time spent with his daughter, nieces and nephews who thought the world of him.  Felix was a kind and caring individual – the best father and uncle.  He was often referred to as an “old soul”.  He loved music, especially the “oldies”.  He liked to read and was intrigued with the Mexican Revolution.  A talented writer, he was in the process of authoring a book.  A football game was also something he very much enjoyed as he was a Huge Dallas Cowboy Fan.

Felix leaves behind to cherish his memories his daughter, Alessandra “Desi”; parents, Felix Gonzalez-Torres Sr. and Maria Chavez; siblings, Maricela, Maribel, Marilee, Marisol, Mariel, Jose, Jesus, Melissa, Justin, and Yesenia; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins; grandmother, Beatriz Alvarez; and girlfriend, Priscilla.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Odilon Alvarez.

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

Merline "Miss Pete" Mancil Hayden Byley

 

Merline “Miss Pete” Mancil Hayden Byley, 88, passed away on September 29, 2021 in San Augustine, Texas. Miss Pete was born on March 11, 1933 to Noel Mancil and wife Josie. She married her first husband Ted Hayden on November 4, 1954, and they were married for 38 years until he passed away. A year later she met and married her second husband Fred Byley on June 25, 1994 in Pineland, Texas. Until his death. 

 

Miss Pete is preceded in death by her son Jeffery Hayden; parents; Noel and Josie Mancil, brothers; Roger Mancil, William Mancil, John Mancil and sister Nancy Jane Mancil Bailey.

 

She is survived by her twin sister; Earline Mancil, daughter; Helen Mullins and husband Mike, granddaughters; Shasta Lovell, Tiffany Mullins, numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

 

Miss Pete was always a hard worker and wore many hats, anything from picking cotton in the field as a child to waitressing, and cooking. She always had an open invitation and door for friends and family to come gossip with her over a good cup of coffee. Miss Pete always had an open bed and tray of good food for anyone that needed it. She loved being the life of the party anywhere she went. You could never miss Miss Pete out and about you could hear her a mile away talking. She had a magical green thumb that was also a master at the crochet arts, and quilting. 

 

Viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Graveside services will follow the viewing Monday, October 4, 2021 at Mount Herman Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Gerald Stewart

NAME:     Gerald Stewart             AGE:     91

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Thursday, September 30, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    December 6, 1929, Sabine County, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine County, Texas

 

OFFICIATING: Bro. Randy Mills, Bro. Charlie Franks

 

FATHER:         Thomas Grady Stewart                            MOTHER: Abby (Bragg) Stewart

 

OCCUPATION:   Electric Lineman Deep East Texas Electric Co-op

 

SURVIVED BY:   Sons: Tim Stewart and Misty of San Augustine

                                          Rodger Stewart and wife Mandy of San Augustine

                               Grandsons: Charlie Franks and wife Hannah, Kenny Franks, Hunter Mosley

                                6 great-grandchildren

 **Preceded in death by parents; wife of 63 years Verline Gamble Stewart; son Brad Stewart;

                                          Sister Doris Waits; brother Dalton Stewart




 

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

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