Obituaries Archives for 2021-12

James Derrell West

James Derrell West, 52, of Center, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at Noon, Tuesday, January 4, 2021, at First Pentecostal Church-Jesus with visitation one hour prior.  Bro. Richard Goodwin will officiate.  Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center.

Born January 19, 1969, in Converse, Louisiana, James is the son of Edna Marie Spears West and Charles William “Bill” West.  He worked as a carpenter.  His hobbies included fishing and woodwork.

He is survived by fiancé, Elizabeth Freeman of Center; sisters, Carla K. Harris of Garrison and Sandra Dale Grillette of Ringgold, Louisiana; other family members, Stacy and Samantha Oates of Center and Ed and Belinda Mathis of Center; and a number of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edna Marie Spears West and Charles William “Bill” West; and brother, William West.

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

Kathryn Barclay  

NAME:     Kathryn Barclay             AGE:     83

 

ADDRESS:     Nacogdoches, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021, Nacogdoches, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    Feb 10, 1938, Geneva, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Monday, Jan 3, 2022, 2:00pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, Jan 3, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Tim Turner

 

FATHER:         King David Key                            MOTHER: Freddie Hazel (Bland) Key

 

OCCUPATION:  Retail Dress Shop

 

SURVIVED BY:   Daughters: Suzette Watkins of Fort Worth, Texas

                                                    Sandy Garrard of Maryville, TN

                                Son: James Garrard “Jim” of Beaumont, Texas

                                3 grandchildren

                                Sister: Doris Key Davidson

 **Preceded in death by parents King David Key and Freddie (Bland) Key; husband Joe W. Barclay;

                                          Brother Joe Key




 

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

Arnold Bert Gordon

Arnold Bert Gordon, 86, of Gig Harbor, Washington, passed away 15 December 2020 at his home.  He was born 18 August 1934 to Arnold Ruel and Oneida Ramsey Gordon of Joaquin Texas.  Bert grew up in Joaquin, was a standout athlete at Joaquin High School in multiple sports, and served in the US Army during 1956-1958 and again in 1961.  He was a graduate of both JHS and Texas A&I College in Kingsville TX.  Bert worked nearly 50 years in oilfields around the globe, gaining particularly high reputation as one of the world's leading experts in offshore exploration drilling.  More important, he was a loving and generous father, possessed a keen sense of humor, and provided a magnificent example for his sons, his family, and all who knew him.  He is sorely missed.

 

Bert's cremains will be interred with a graveside service in Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin Texas, at 11:00 a.m. on 15 January 2022.

 

He is survived by:

 

Wife:

Keiko Fujita Gordon of Gig Harbor Washington

 

Sons:

Robert Gordon and wife Melanie of Port Orchard Washington

Shing Gordon and wife Shelley of Clackamas Oregon

 

Grandchildren:

Ellen Gordon, Anna Gordon, and Olivia Gordon

 

Brothers:

Ramsey Gordon and wife Shirley of Orange Texas

John Gordon of Joaquin Texas

 

Sister-in-law:

Carolyn Cockrell Daw of Center Texas

 

Nieces and nephews:

John Gordon of Orange Texas

Rhonda Gordon Harvey of Buena Texas

Shandice Gordon Gonzales of Tyler Texas

Suzanne Daw Hunt of Coppell Texas

 

Preceded in death by:

Parents, Arnold Ruel and Oneida Ramsey Gordon

Wife, Marianne Daw Gordon

Brother-in-law, Samuel Ray Daw

Sister-in-law, Pertrice Worley Gordon

Niece, Mary Angela Daw

Mary D. Pitts Hornback

 

Mary D. Pitts Hornback, 72, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021, in Logansport, Louisiana. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 31, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County with Pastor Marlin Cloudy and Pastor Everett Hall officiating.  

Born August 1, 1949, Mary is the daughter of Aaron Pitts and Rossie Roberts Pitts.  She enjoyed reading and was a member of Abundant Love Ministries in Center. 

Survivors include her children, Eltrone A Hornback of Poteau, Oklahoma and Elecia Thomas and Patrick of Logansport, Louisiana; grandchildren, Kierra Steele, Gavin Steele, Megan Handy, Serenity Hornback, Daneisha Hornback, Trenton Hornback, and Jihadriek McCollister; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Christine Edwards and Larry of Killeen and Emma Johnson and Robert of Center. 

Preceded in death by her husband, James Hornback; daughter, Elecia Hornback; son, Christopher Hornback; parents, Rossie Roberts and Aaron Pitts; siblings, Billie Ann Gardner, James Edwards, Jeraldine Pitts, and Billie Hill. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Jaiden Steele, Alex Cross, Josian Horton, Dentrenton Simpson, Kyrie Steele, Jason Horst, Christian Steele, and Adam Rice. 

Honorary flower girls will be Kannon Steele, Karsyn Steele, Phoneix Steele, Gianni Steele, Morgan Steele, and Lillian Cross. 

A special thanks to Willis Knighton Hospice. 

Donald Melton

 

Donald Melton, 81, of Center, Tx passed away on December 23, 2021. He was born on April 7, 1940, in Basile, Louisiana, to the late Luster and Tommie (Huff) Melton.  Funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Corinth Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas officiated by Bro. Kevin Clinton, Bro. Carroll Jones, Bro. Leroy Smith, Bro. Mike Fodge, Bro. JC Lewis, and Bro. Levi Cohorst.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm prior to the service on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Corinth Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas. 

Donald grew up in Needville and Galena Park while his dad was working for United Gas. They moved to Henderson after his dad surrendered to the ministry and enrolled in TBI.  He met Louise it is believed at Lone Cedar as a child when her dad, Doyle Harrison, was a pastor there, but they officially met in Midland when they were introduced by his seminary classmate, Amiel Smith who was dating and would later marry Louise’s sister, Sarah. He married the love of his life, Mary Louise Harrison Melton, on May 18, 1960, and they were married 50 years before her passing.   Donald worked at Brookeshire Bros. at Carthage, San Augustine, Newton, and Timpson two different times 35 years apart, he later retired from there. The Lord delayed his transfer with Brookeshire Bros. from San Augustine to Newton just long enough for him to have the privilege to lead an atheist to the Lord.  Donald had been witnessing to him but that morning the atheist wanted to drive out in front of a truck and take his life because his wife was taking all he had.  He realized that he wasn’t ready to die and came to Donald to find out why he was always so happy.  He told him and the man left and came back to tell Donald he knew then why he was always so happy.  He also worked for a time at Pace Pharmacy in Newton and H&S Grocery in Center. Donald had a love for football, basketball, and baseball and was a devoted fan of the Cardinals, Rockets, Oilers, and LSU. He was a pitcher and was going to try out for the Houston Buffaloes, an affiliate of the Cardinals but surrendered to the ministry instead.  He was a lover of music also with his favorite artists including Jim Reeves, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Joe Royal, Fats Domino and Buddy Holly.  He enjoyed family time and playing dominoes, especially 42 as this is a family tradition.  Donald graduated from Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson in 1962 with a Master of English Bible Degree.  He spent many years preaching the Word of God.  He was an ABA Missionary Baptist preacher.  His pastorates include New Prospect, Deadwood in 1961, New Shady Grove, Deadwood from 1962-1963, Hubbard Missionary Baptist from 1964-1965, Linden Missionary Baptist from 1965-1966, Monticello, Mt. Pleasant from 1967-1968, Bethel, New Waverly from 1968-1969, Trout Creek, Kirbyville from 1970-1975, Emmanuel, Greenville from 1975-1976, Enterprise, Gary from 1977-1978, Brown Chapel, San Augustine from 1979-1982, Union, Newton from 1982-1986, Hawthorne, San Augustine from 1986-1989, Old Salem, Center from 1990-1996, Line Creek, Ida, La. From 1996-1997, Landmark, Lufkin from 1998-2001, and New Columbia, Timpson from 2002-2006.  He was a longtime supporter of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary.

Serving as pallbearers are: Jonathan Melton, Andrew Rushing, Jason Farmer, Gabe Parks, Hughie Halstead, Joseph Jones, Andrew Smith and Kevin Rushing.  Honorary pallbearers are: Men of the Rushing family, Men of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Men of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, MBA of Texas Preachers, ABA Preachers, Preachers of Shelby County Association, Preachers of LMBIS, Faculty of TBI, and Tim Tate.

Donald is survived by his son, Jonathan Melton and grandson, Andrew Rushing.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Harrison Melton; parents, Luster and Tommie Melton; daughter, Donna Louise Melton Rushing; and brother, Hiram Melton.

 

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

Mr. Floyd Nobles

 

 Mr. Floyd Nobles, age 63 of San Augustine, Tx, was born January  30, 1958 in San Augustine, TX; He passed away December 23, 2021 in Lufkin, TX.

Funeral will be Thursday December 30, 2021 at 11:00 am at Reed Chapel Baptist Church, San Augustine, TX; with Bishop Cedric O’Keith Grace

No visitations

Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery, San Augustine, TX under the directions of Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, TX;

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Dorothy Rodgers Nobles, his children

Marcus Hafford, Loretta Rodgers and Danesha Nobles; all of San Augustine, TX;  10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchild.

One Brother Tommy Nobles of Houston, TX; and a host of nephews, nieces,

Cousins and friends.

Note:  You must wear a Mask

 

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”

Judith Anne Whitt

Judith Anne Whitt, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021, in Joaquin.

Memorial service will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Her wishes were to be cremated.

Judith was born January 23, 1944.  She worked most of her life as a secretary in mortgage investing.  After retirement, she enjoyed sitting in her swing while looking over the lake and drinking coffee.  She was described as “An angel on earth”.

She is survived by her children, Jeffery Whitt and wife Connie and Kim Whitt; grandkids, Michelle Woodson and Haley Whitt; 12 great grandkids.

Preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Robert Whitt Jr.; parents; granddaughter, Jennifer Sherwood; and brother, Charles Williams.

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

Herbert Thomas "Tom" Johnson


NAME:     Herbert Thomas “Tom” Johnson             AGE:     79

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Sunday, Dec 26, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    Nov 23, 1942, Lubbock, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: N/A

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     N/A

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: N/A

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: N/A

  

BURIAL:  N/A

 

FATHER:         Herbert “Herb” Johnson                            MOTHER: Billie (Mitchell) Johnson

 

OCCUPATION:   Data Director in Telecommunication

 

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Samye Joyce (Malone) Johnson of San Augustine

                                 Daughters: Christy Johnson of Jasper, Georgia

                                                     Jodi Johnson of San Augustine

                                 Granddaughter: Ashley Johnson of San Augustine

                                 Brother-in-law: Mike Malone and wife Billie Malone of San Augustine

                                 1 niece, 3 nephews

 **Preceded in death by parents Herbert and Billie Johnson; infant baby sister; father-in-law

                                                        Sam Malone and wife Margaret; mother-in-law Joyce Florence Malone




 

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

Roe Belrose

 

 

Roe Belrose, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Joaquin First Pentecostal Church with Bro. Eric Garrett, Sister Melba Rodgers, and Bro. Derek Lightfoot officiating.  Interment will follow at Brandon Memorial in Shelby County.

Born August 10, 1939, in Shelby County, Roe is the son of Lloyd Carlton Belrose and Cecil Willoughby Belrose.  He retired from iron work and was able to pursue his hobbies of fishing and traveling.  Roe loved going to church.  He was a founding member and President of the Board of Joaquin First Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by his children, Wayne Belrose and wife Sonya of Center, Chris Belrose and wife Amanda of Center, Kenneth Blankenship and wife Tabitha of Chireno, Tuffy Blankenship and wife Lesa of Logansport, Louisiana, and Cathy Myers and husband Wesley of Center; grandchildren, Crystal and Heith Harper, Ammie and Stoney Rice, Chris Capps, Kelly and Mike Hudman, Cody Belrose, Colton and Cassie Belrose, Cadey Belrose, Bill Belrose, Tyler Belrose, Gloria Belrose, Naomi Belrose, Casen Belrose, Traven Belrose, Madison Belrose, Keyson Belrose, Madeline Myers and fiancé Brett Clark, Tanner Myers, Taylor Myers, Dusty Blankenship, and Michael Blankenship and Molly; and 14 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by wife, Mary Belrose; parents, Lloyd Carlton Belrose and Cecil Willoughby Belrose; grandchild, Augustus Belrose; brothers, Ray Belrose and J.E. Belrose; sisters, Hersey Porter and Lorene Belrose.

Pallbearers will be Colton Belrose, Cody Belrose, Clay Fleming, Michael Blankenship, Tanner Myers, and Kaleb Woolf.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Snider, Buddy McGowin, George Warren, and Jerry Fleming.

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

Iva B. Parker

 

Iva B. Parker, 99, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021, in Shelbyville.

Graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 27, 2021, Duncan Cemetery in Shelby County with visitation beginning at Noon at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Bro. Edward Whitmire will officiate.

Born June 2, 1922, in Blackwell, Iva is the daughter of Luther Green Partridge and Vennie Leona Frasure Partridge.  She was an LVN.  Iva was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by her daughters, Evon and husband David McDonald of Omaha and Peggy Davis of Shelbyville; sisters, Canova Rhodes of Magnolia and Lois Whitmire of Cleveland; grandchildren, Robin Osteen, Lee Aldridge, Tommy Hass, and Jonathon Hass; 21 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Willie Dave Parker; grandson, Ashley; son-in-law, Ricky W. Davis; parents, Luther Green Partridge and Vennie Leona Frasure Partridge; and 7 siblings.

Pallbearers will be Zachery Hass, David McDonald, Dakota Hass, Noah McDonald, Jonathon Hass, Jonathan Osteen, Tommy Hass, and Lee Aldridge.

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

Johnnie Louise Wilburn Snider

Johnnie Louise Wilburn Snider, 77, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021, in Center.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 26, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior.  Bro. Gordon Vaughn will officiate.  Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born February 27, 1944, in Call, Johnnie is the daughter of Roland Wilburn and Veola Martin Wilburn.  She was married to the love of her life, James Allen Snider, for over forty years and together, they raised four children.  Johnnie’s career was in the poultry industry; however, her priority was being a loving wife and mother.  Family meant everything to her. Johnnie was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.

Left to cherish her memory is her three sons, Jimmy Snider and wife Rhonda of Timpson, Jeff Snider of Carthage, and Jason Snider and wife Tiffany of Center; one daughter, Janice Snider Hughes of Center; grandchildren, Crystal Collins and husband Brian, Christopher Snider and wife Terri, Brandi Brown and husband Chad, LeeAnn Masterson and husband R.J., Jody Martin, Stephanie Snider, Jeffrey Snider, Colton Snider, Kylee Snider, and Kinley Snider; great grandchildren, Mac, Molly, Sadie, Logan, Cayman, James, Livia, Cason, and Lyla; brothers, Kenneth Wilburn and wife Lucy of Houston and Jesse Wilburn and wife Cindy of Nacogdoches; sister-in-law, Lanell Snider of Center; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, James Allen Snider; parents, Roland Wilburn and Veola Martin Wilburn; sister, Margie Faulk; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvin and Cecil Snider; sister-in-law, Helen Barton; and brother-in-law, Jerrell Snider.

Pallbearers will be Joel Barton, Chris Snider, Colton Snider, Kevin Hutto, Dennis Hutto, and Chester Hutto.

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

Wyman Tompkins

NAME:     Wyman Tompkins             AGE:     84

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    August 19, 1937, Sabine County, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Thursday, Dec 23, 2021, 11:00am

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Thursday, Dec 23, 2021, 10:00am-11:00am

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Patroon Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas

 

FATHER:         Hamp Tompkins                            MOTHER: Abby (Harville) Tompkins

 

MILITARY: U. S. Army

 

OCCUPATION:   Mechanic

 

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Louis Tompkins of San Augustine

                                Daughter: Peggy Collins and husband Michael of Shelbyville

                                Sons: Michael Tompkins and wife Paula of San Augustine

                                          Keith Tompkins of Shelbyville

                                5 Grandchildren; 11 Great-grandchildren

                                Brothers: Jimmy Tompkins, Tommy Tompkins, Larry Tompkins, Jerry Tompkins

 **Preceded in death by parents Hamp and Abby Tompkins; brother L. H. Tompkins; sister Juanelle

                                                        Beckham; daughter-in-law Terri Tompkins; parents-in-law Horace and

                                                        Bernice Wilburn


 

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

Lloyd Wayne Kenyon

 

 

Lloyd Wayne Kenyon, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021, in Shelbyville.

Private family service was held.

Born April 8, 1938, Lloyd is the son of Ernest Robert Kenyon and Mamie Eldridge Kenyon.  He retired from the United States Navy.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty Kenyon; son, Robert Kenyon and wife Donna; son, Jeff Kenyon; daughter, Laurie Huskins and husband Don; grandchildren, Kyle Kenyon and wife Dana, Colby Kenyon and wife Kayla, Nikki Kenyon and husband Devereaux Ferris, Jeffrey Kenyon and wife Becca, Lindsey Huskins, and Ethan Huskins; great grandchildren, Knox, Rowynn, Mae-Evelynn, Willow, new baby “K”, Nathan, and Annie; numerous nieces and nephews; stepsons, Tony Veazey and Scott Veazey; sister, Patsy Lou Kerbo; and best friend, John Daniel, like a brother.

Preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Robert Kenyon and Mamie Eldridge Kenyon; brothers, Aubrey and Charles Kenyon; and grandson, Caleb Kenyon.

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

Karen Sue Tomaszewski

Karen Sue Tomaszewski, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held Noon, Monday, December 20, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with interment following at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will start one hour prior to the service.

Born December 4, 1941, in Sentinel, Oklahoma, Karen is the daughter of Irving Ormand and Mae King Ormand.  

She is survived by her children, Mary Young of Austin, David Tomaszewski of Richmond, Kathy Hawkes of Center, Stephen Tomaszewski of Hobbs, New Mexico, Rebekah Sauls of Spring, Margaret Tomaszewski of Dallas, and Elizabeth Hawkins of Lufkin; and grandchildren.

Preceded in death by husband, Joseph Anthony Tomaszewski; parents, Irving Ormand and Mae King Ormand; and brother, Donald Ormand.

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

Lisa Pierce May

 

Lisa Pierce May, 61, of Joaquin, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 19, 2021.  Her wishes were to be cremated following the service.

Born September 20, 1960, Lisa is the daughter of Lawrence Pierce and Margie Hemphill Pierce.

She is survived by children, Charlee Siau and Daniel, Chasidee Harvey and Keith, Christee Cooper and Shannon, and Angela Miller; grandkids, Daniel Webster, Darell Webster, Dallis Webster, Titus Harvey, Tatum Harvey, Taylor Harvey, Alexis Cooper, Kaden Nance, Molleigh Fults, Mason Fults, and Monroe Rogers; great grandson, Waylon Harvey; brothers, Tommy Pierce and Rickey Pierce; and sister, Kathy Seago.

Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence (Tootsie) Pierce and Margie Hemphill Pierce; and brother, Tootsie Pierce.

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

Mildred Celeste Creech Webb

 

Mildred Celeste Creech Webb, 85, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021, in Nacogdoches. 

Born Mildred Creech on December 13, 1936, in Shelbyville, she is the daughter of Judge John Creech and Judge Dora Adams Creech.  Mildred was raised in the Center Ridge Community of Shelby County, where she attended and graduated Shelbyville High School.  Mildred participated in extra-curricular activities including drama, basketball and cheerleading.

While employed by John C. Roger's Drug Store on the Square in Center, she met, and became engaged to Eugene Webb, local distributor of Land O 'Pines Milk & Dairy Products. Mildred moved to Houston in January 1955 and took a job at Houston Lighting & Power. She returned to Center in late July of the same year, and on August 6, 1955, was wed to Eugene in a ceremony conducted by the now late Rev. J. Carroll Chadwick at the home of Eugene's parents, the now late Commissioner Lomax and Versie Webb.

She was active in Music Study Club and First Baptist Church, where she played piano for numerous departments, and worked at Farmers State Bank for 32 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; father, John Creech; mother, Dora Adams Creech; brother, Elbert Paul Creech of College Station; sister, Margaret Frances Creech Beasley of Center Ridge; brother, James Raymond Creech of Bishop; and brother, Billy Bryant Creech of Port Arthur.

She is survived by one son, Keith Eugene Webb and wife Melinda of Center; one grandson, Lomax Eugene Webb and wife Stephanie of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers, Roy Glenn Creech of Starkville, Mississippi and Jerry Lynn Creech of Nederland, Texas; sister, Marcell Lee Geudner of Denver, Colorado; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be 4 p.m., Friday, December 17, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior.  Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, will officiate.  Music to be led by Barry Stephen Webb, eulogy by Darren Lomax Webb, and closing prayer by Dr. Bradly Larson, President of the Carthage Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Serving as pallbearers are Peyton Porterfield, Phillip Porterfield, Clint Porterfield, Matthew Rogers, Jonathan Clark, Justin Clark, and Jacy Clark.

The family would like to thank the staff at Encompass Home Health, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, Cecil R Bomar Rehab Center, Meadow View Place Assisted Living, Affinity Hospice, Holiday Nursing Center, Nacogdoches Medical Center, and Harbor Hospice.

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

Douglas Lamar Dolan

 

 

Douglas Lamar Dolan, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021, in Tyler.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. 

Born October 26, 1939, in Houston, Douglas is the son of Mable Miles and Oscar Dolan.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and later worked as a water plant operator.  Hunting, fishing, cooking out, and spending time with grandkids were among his hobbies.  Mr. Dolan was also a master mason.

He is survived by his sons, Andrew Dolan and wife Lindy of Whitehouse and Brandon Dolan and wife Jamie Lynn of Shelbyville; daughter, Christy Tolbert of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Seth Dolan, Kinsey Dolan, Rhett Dolan, Kailey Dolan Redd, Allison Dolan, and Cole Dolan; great grandchild, Jaxtyn Redd; sister, Margaret Anderson of Dallas; and nephew, Charles Anderson of Arlington.

Preceded in death by parents, Mable Miles and Oscar Dolan.

Pallbearers will be Cole Dolan, Rhett Dolan, Seth Dolan, Jason Harvey, and Jay Jones.

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

Mr. Teandria Jones

 

 

Mr. Teandria Jones of Nacogdoches Texas, 38, Passed away on December 9, 2021 in Houston Texas. Born in Nacogdoches on April 28, 1983

Services will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Sid Roberts Funeral Home ,3535 SE Stallings Dr Nacogdoches, Texas. 1:30 PM, Pastor Clifford Williams, Eulogist 

Burial will be at the Lower  Chireno

Visitations will begin on Friday December 17, 2021

2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at  Sid Roberts Funeral Home, 3535 S.E. Stallings Dr, Nacogdoches, TX

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”

Angela "Cozy" Holloway

Angela “Cozy” Holloway, 59, of Center, Tx passed away on December 10, 2021. Born on April 6, 1962, in Shreveport, La to Paul and Ann Rocha.

Visitation will be held Tuesday December 14, 2021, from 5:00PM to 7:00PMat Mangum Funeral Home Center, Tx. Funeral Service will be Wednesday December 15, 2021, at First United Pentecostal Church Center, Tx.  Interment to follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery Center, TX.

Angela was part of the Jericho Community and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church for 14 years. She was married for 38 years and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed Facebook and was a good cook.

Survived by Husband: Kirk Holloway; Sons: Kevin Woolf and Joseph Woolf and wife Candy; Brother: Ricky Rocha; Sister: Cindy Morgan and husband Kenneth; Grandchildren: Jessica Woolf, Jake Paul Woof and Caleb Woolf; Great Grandchildren: Brianna.

Preceded in death by Father: Paul Rocha.

 

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

Dorothy Jeanne Peddy

Dorothy Jeanne Peddy, of Tenaha, Tx, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the age of 92.

 

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Tenaha United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior.  Bro. Keith Keele and Dr. Walter J. Peddy will officiate.  Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.

 

Dorothy was born on December 11, 1928, in Baytown, Tx.  She was the daughter of James T. Chambers, Sr. and Grace Best Talbert. She spent her early years in Baytown, then later moved to Tenaha where she attended Tenaha High School. 

 

Though Dorothy and Walter were high school sweethearts, he was soon drafted to service in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  She remained in Tenaha working at the tomato packing plant and running the switchboard for the local telephone company until she and her sister Doris boarded a bus to Springfield, MO to attend the Western Union Trading School in 1946.

 

Upon returning from the Navy, Walter somehow convinced Dorothy to marry him and on September 29, 1947, they began their 73 year love affair.  Together they owned and operated Peddy’s Tailor Shop as well as the picture show in Joaquin, Tx.  But their ultimate success came as owners of Tri-County Telephone Company in Garrison, Tx.  Dorothy took care of all the office duties for the telephone company until they sold the business and retired.

 

Aside from running a business, maintaining a household and raising four busy kids, Dorothy also enjoyed many other interest. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Tenaha.  She was an accomplished bowler and an avid antique bottle collector.  Dorothy loved to go RVing, camping, and fishing with friends and family.  And, she was a premier game player as evidenced by the fact that she almost always won the Christmas Scrabble Tournament… proudly posting the winning score card on the refrigerator door.

 

With Dorothy’s passing, she and Walter have once again become the unbeatable team they always were.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

She is survived by:

Children:

Cynthia Adkins of Clear Lake, Tx.

Cathy Moore of Tenaha, TX.

George Peddy (wife Karen) of Garrison, TX.

Karen Peddy of Kingwood, TX.

 

Grandchildren:

Scott Moore and wife, Deanna, of Longview, TX

Dr. Walter Jarmon Peddy and wife, Amanda, of Garrison, TX.

Kim Morris and husband, Mike, of Corinth, TX.

Amanda Alba of Friendswood, TX.

Joshua Adkins and wife, Gurjeet, of Friendswood, TX.

Megan Broussard and husband, Nick, of Friendswood, TX.

 

15 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews

 

Sisters:

Doris Hargraves of Winnie, Tx.

Dela Mae Hill (husband Doyle) of Nacogdoches, Tx.

 

Half-brother: James T. Chambers, Jr. of Tenaha, Tx.

 

Preceded in death by:

Husband of 73 years: Walter C. Peddy Jr. of Tenaha, Tx

Father: James Talmadge Chambers Sr.

Mother: Grace Best Talbert

Daughter-in-Law: Pam Peddy

Son-in-Law: John Moore

Grandson: Walter Bradley Morris

 

The family would like to thank JoAnn Dodson for the loving care she gave our mother in recent years.  We would also like to thank Pine Grove Nursing Center for the special attention they showed our mother during her time with them.

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

Sarah Judith "Judy" Welch

 

Sarah Judith “Judy” Welch, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021, in Center.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation an hour prior.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Born February 12, 1934, in Beaumont, Judy is the daughter of Andrew Charles Sobert and Hattie Perkins Sobert. Raised in south Louisiana, Judy would later earn her R.N. degree from the School of Nursing at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It was while completing her training in Shreveport that she was introduced to Jim Welch by lifelong friends Bill and Dee Wiggins. Jim and Judy were married in 1956 and established their family in Dallas, Texas, where, over a span of six years, she would give birth to four sons.

In 1970, the family traded the Dallas suburbs for a small country store in southeastern Shelby County, where Welch's Grocery and Big Jim's Gun Shop provided gas and groceries for the Dreka, Possum Trot, and Goober Hill community. Judy was the heart of her family and their business -- always serving -- with genuine kindness and good humor, along with the occasional dose of nursing wisdom and skill.

 

After the closing of the store and Jim's subsequent death, Judy returned to nursing as a home health case managing R.N.  She also would soon embrace wholeheartedly her new favorite name, "Nana," and all that came with that special relationship.

 

In retirement she continued to serve, this time as "Momma Sunshine" to son Roy, helping run the shop and making deliveries for Sunshine Flowers & Gifts in Joaquin. She loved being the bearer of comfort and cheer to those who would receive someone's thoughtful expression of kindness, because that truly was her heart.

 

Throughout all of the good times and bad that come with a long life, Judy remained a steady example of grace and kindness to all who knew her. Her memory and that legacy are a blessing.

She is survived by her sons, Gordon Andrew Welch and wife Debbie of Shelbyville and William Roy Welch of Shelbyville; granddaughter, Elaina Welch Fitzgerald of Levelland; and brother, Paul Rogers Sobert of Richmond, Virginia.  

Preceded in death by husband, James Bird Welch; sons, James Nathan Welch and Norman Boyd Welch; and brother, Andrew C. Sobert.

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

Willis Eugene (Gene) Akridge

 

Willis Eugene (Gene) Akridge, 73, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021, in Tyler, Texas.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.  John Jernigan will officiate.  Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Born October 31, 1948, Gene is the son of Luther Akridge and Edna Avis Adkison Akridge.  After high school graduation in 1968, he was drafted by the U.S. Army and stationed in Alaska, where he was trained as a medic. Later, he retired as a maintenance supervisor at Cal-Tex Lumber in Nacogdoches.  In his spare time, Gene enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was known to friends and family as the “Crappie King”.  Some of his hobbies included gardening and cooking, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and his three dachshunds – Tucker, Sadie, and Chloe.  Gene was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.  

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years, Zandra Akridge of Nacogdoches; children, Amy and husband Justin Spraggins of Nacogdoches, Ashley and husband Justin Toomer of Chireno, and Jimbo Akridge of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Abigail Spraggins, Luke Spraggins, and Ethan Spraggins of Nacogdoches; brother, Billy Akridge of Center; also numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Luther Akridge and Edna Avis Adkison Akridge; sisters, Carolyn Fenley, Joyce Chandler, and Susan Toomer; brothers, Jimbo Akridge, Benny Joe Akridge, and Danny Akridge.

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

Freddie M. Butler

NAME:     Freddie M. Butler             AGE:     86

 

ADDRESS:   San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Sunday, Dec 5, 2021, Nacogdoches, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    June 22, 1935, Nacogdoches County, Texas

 

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

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, San Augustine County, Texas

 

OFFICIATING: Chaplain Terri Maberry

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Denning Community, San Augustine Co., 

  

BURIAL:  Shiloh Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:     Henry Russell “Dick” Knous                            MOTHER: Ethel Mae (Lee) Knous

 

OCCUPATION:   Homemaker

 

SURVIVED BY:   Sons: Kyle Dent Butler and wife Mary Ann of San Augustine

                                          Harold Brice Butler and wife Anita Gay of San Augustine

                                          Grandchildren: Justin Kyle Butler, Tiffany Ann Butler, Bailey Skye Pitts,

                                                                       Madison Fitzgerald, Colton Corley, Taylor Glenn Tomlinson

                                          19 great-grandchildren; Numerous Great-great-grandchildren

 **Preceded in death by parents Henry Russell “Dick” Knous and Ethel Mae (Lee) Knous;

                                          Husband Brice Butler; son Dalton Russell Butler




 

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

Edna D. Williford

Edna D. Williford, 97, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Visitation will begin at 12:20 p.m.  Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Center.

Born October 29, 1924, in Knox County, Kentucky, Edna is the daughter of Ada and James Garfield Matlock.  She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Huxley.

She is survived by her sons, Donald Wells and wife Mary of Magnolia, Texas and Terry Wells and wife Jacquelyn of Magnolia, Texas; grandsons, Donald Wells Jr. of Magnolia, Texas, Danny Wells of Kingwood, Texas, Mike Wells of Spring, Texas; granddaughters, Heather Wells Kufchak of Clear Lake, Texas and Sarah Wells of Magnolia, Texas; stepson, George Williford and wife Sue of Center, Texas; stepdaughter, Dianne Williford of Center, Texas; grandchildren, Misty Ann Williford of Center, Texas, Laurie MacDonald of Center, Texas, George Williford II of Center, Texas, Travis Munsinger of Center, Texas, Julie Corder, Michael Corder, Darrell Williford, Jayson Guzman, and Wendy Williford; also, numerous great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Martin Wells; husband, Levi Williford; daughter, Vicki Williford; stepsons, Robert Williford and Lewis Williford; and granddaughter, Robert Williford Jr., Dewayne Williford, Dwain Williford, Tammy Williford, Lewis Williford Jr., and Theresa Williford.

Pallbearers will be Terry Wells, Mike Wells, Dan Wells, Jayson Guzman, Don Wells Jr., and Darrel Williford.

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

Kenneth E. Price

Kenneth E. Price, 74, of Center, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 6, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Revival Tabernacle in Timpson with Bro. Dathan Triplett officiating.  Interment will follow at Huntington Cemetery in Huntington, Texas.

Born July 15, 1947, in Lufkin, Kenneth is the son of Maxine Lucille Bryan Price and Arlice Elvin Price.  He served in the United States Army and later worked as an electrician. He enjoyed pistol shooting and was even on a pistol team in the Army.  Kenneth was a member of Revival Tabernacle in Timpson.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Price of Center; daughter, Maxine and husband Keith Brittain and their son, Luke, of Huntington; sons, Richard Price and his daughter, Ryleigh, and son, Sawyer, of Florida and Timothy Price of Florida; sister, Helen and husband Hubert Shoffit and their sons, David and Dennis, of Houston, Texas; brother, James Price and wife Brenda and their children, Jennifer and William, of Burke, Texas; sister, Lilly Jan and husband Don Davidson and their sons, Tigger and Joey, of Lufkin; and brother, George Thomas Price of Minnesota.

Preceded in death by parents, Maxine Lucille Bryan Price and Arlice Elvin Price; brother, Robert Earl Price; and grandmother, Maude (Mommy) Lucille (Wilson) Fredrick.

Pallbearers will be William Price, Chandler James Davidson, Joey Davidson, David Gonzalez, Donald Davidson, Isaid Gonzalez, and Luke Brittain.

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

Mark Wilson Blackwell

 

Mark Wilson Blackwell Sr., 53, of Timpson, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at Noon, Monday, December 6, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at 10:00 a.m.  Bro. Son Windham will officiate.  Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Timpson.

Born February 14, 1968, in San Jacinto City, Mark is the son of Earl Blackwell and Hester Mae Haywood Blackwell.  He is survived by his children, Jennifer and Bryan Green, Will Blackwell and Miranda, Lucas Blackwell, and Marcus Blackwell; grandkids, Keith, BryLee, BreeAnna, Levi, Eli, Lyla, and Beau; mother of his children, Jill Bloodgood and Robin Short; brothers, Keith Blackwell and Angelie of Big Spring; Kenneth Blackwell and Renee of Timpson; Robert Doyle Blackwell of Leesberg, Florida; sister, Stella Louise Blackwell of Joaquin; numerous nieces, nephews; and a host of friends and other relatives.

Preceded in death by his parents, Earl Blackwell and Hester Mae Haywood Blackwell; sister, Betty Lorene; brother, Jimmy Wayne; and niece, Denise Blackwell.

Pallbearers will be Will Blackwell, Lucas Blackwell, Marcus Blackwell, Bryan Green, Keith Blackwell Jr., Justin Blackwell , and Jeffery Blackwell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mark’s grandkids.

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

Billy D Simms

 

Billy D Simms, 71, of Gary, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Carthage.

No services are planned at this time.

Born February 7, 1950, in San Augustine, Texas, Billy is the son of Jessie Sims and ODell Renfrow Sims.

He is survived by his children, Amanda McSwain, Tammy Sims, Darrell Sims, Doug Sims, and Michael Sims; grandchildren, Jeffrey Snider, Caden McMillan, Triston McMillan, Caleb McSwain, Jasper McSwain, Sammie Sims, Andrew Sims, Ashley Sims, Anita Sims, Gage Sims, Kiylee Sims, Cruise Sims, Vega Sims, Beala Redmon, Bre Sims, and Crush Sims; brother, James Sims and wife Jennie; sisters, Jackie Cox and family, Tonny Sims, Terrie Sims, and Lisa Sims Debord.

Preceded in death by father, James Sims; mother, ODell Renfrow Sims; grandmother Addiel A Renfrow; and aunt, Jeiell Renfrow.

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

Wanda Payne Lackey

 

Wanda Payne Lackey, 83, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Don Murphree and Bro. Grant Murphree will officiate.  Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Pine Hill Memorial Park in Talladega, Alabama, with Bro. Jerry Lackey officiating.

Born October 4, 1938, Wanda is the daughter of Elmer D. Payne and Louis Mae McGuire Payne.  She loved her flowers, her church (Center Christian Fellowship), and her Alabama Football.  

Left behind to cherish her memory is her children, Doug Lackey of Oxford, Alabama, June and husband, Steve Cubstead of Grapeland, Texas, Debra and husband, Craig Hallman of Rome, Georgia, Ronald Lackey and wife Vickie of Munford, Alabama, Carolyn Lackey of Lincoln, Alabama, Perry Lackey and wife Samantha of Munford, Alabama, Saundra O’Connor of Center, Texas, Dona Lackey of Midland, Texas, and Denise and husband Rodney Mathews of Joaquin, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; brothers, Jim Payne of Plano, Texas and Bud Payne and wife Barbara of Eddie, Texas; brothers-in-law, Jerry Lackey of Munford, Alabama and Randy Lackey of Wadley, Alabama; and special niece, Patricia Ledbetter of Valley Mills, Texas.

Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Lackey; parents, Elmer D. Payne and Louis Mae McGuire Payne; sisters, Charlene Hatadis and Ann McComber; daughter-in-law, Pinky Lackey; son-in-law, Kevin O’Connor; granddaughter, Jessica Creech; sisters-in-law, Diane Payne, Essie Mae Hester, Pearl Jones, and Addie Mae Osburn; and brothers-in-law, James Lackey and Marshall Lackey.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandson: Chris Hurst, Caiden Hickman, Steven Hurst, Chance Lackey, Dee Hickman, Blake Lackey, and Terry Lackey.

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

Charles Edward "Ed" Spencer

 

Charles Edward “Ed” Spencer passed away on November 29, 2021 at the age of 67.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,  December 4, 2021 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, 1554 TX - 7 E, Center, Texas 75935 with Reverend Gordon Vaughn  officiating. Burial will be at Jackson Cemetery at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church, 11120 State Highway 7 E, Joaquin, Texas 75954. 

 

Ed was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and he and his family later moved to Aransas Pass, Texas. He moved to Houston as a young man. He went into the remodeling trade and became well-known as a perfectionist and artisan. He worked for the former River Oaks Remodeling company in Houston for 25 years, and he had many repeat customers who loved his work. Ed met Nikki Esther Dorman in Houston. Her father, Dr. William J. Dorman, was from the Day Community in Joaquin, Texas. Her mother was from Indiana.  Ed and Nikki married in 1987. They moved to Katy, Texas. Nikki had three daughters from a previous marriage to William Travis Childs. Ed and Nikki also adopted six children.  Ed loved all of his children, and he was very interested in their welfare. He was a “go to” dad – they would go to him if they had a difficult problem, and he would try to help figure it out. He loved being with his children, and particularly enjoyed taking them to football, basketball, and track practices and games. 

 

Ed loved to cook delicious taquitos every Sunday after church. It became a family tradition. He loved his wife and children with all of his heart. The children enjoyed being with him and admired him. They have said they learned their work ethic from him. He showed them by example how to be honest and hard working. They saw him go out of his way to help anyone in trouble, and now they go out of their way to help people, too.

 

Ed will be so greatly missed by all who knew him and saw his sincere and kind personality. He could, however, be rough and tough, too.  He was a very strong man. He was never too macho, though, to show respect for his mother—always.

 

Ed leaves behind his wife, Nikki Esther Dorman Spencer, to whom he was always faithful, and nine children and stepchildren named below:

 

Catherine Elizabeth Childs Wilson

Betty Louise Childs

Anthony Edward Spencer (Birth name: Anthony Don Cardenas)

Mario Xavier Spencer (Birth name: Mario Anthony-Padilla-Trevino)

Martin Valentino Spencer (Birth name: Martin Trevino)

Nicholas Christopher Spencer (Birth name: Christopher Rene Cardenas)

Daniel Boone Spencer (Birth name: Daniel Boone Kahle)

Tawny Jaguar Spencer (Birth name: T J LaShone Pleasant)

 

Ed leaves behind siblings, as follows:

 

Dawn Marie Spencer

Richard Roy Spencer

Robert Henry Spencer (wife Annie Rios)

Penni Leah Spencer Stephens (husband Gerald Stephens)

Starr Ann Spencer Gilden

 

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Edward Spencer, Sr. and Delores Cifaldi Spencer, and by his step-daughter, Patricia Annette Childs Willis.

 

Pallbearers will be Anthony Spencer, Mario Spencer, Nicholas Spencer, Richard Spencer, Penni Spencer Stephens, and Christina Bernal. Honorary pallbearers are Catherine Childs Wilson and Sabrina Bishop who did so much to help Nikki Spencer care for Ed during his critical illness.

 

A special word of gratitude is given to the doctors and nurses of Memorial Hermann Hospital – Medical Center, Houston and Memorial Hermann Hospital – Memorial City, Houston for their scientific knowledge and strategies to prolong and save lives, along with their extremely kind care of their patients.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.

 

Visitation:

From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 4, 2021

 

Funeral Service:

Saturday, December 4, 2021

2:00 p.m.

Watson & Sons Funeral Home 

1554 TX – 7 E

Center, Texas 75935

 

Burial after Funeral:

Jackson Cemetery (next to Jackson Missionary Baptist Church building)

11120 State Highway 7 E, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

Grady A. Lewis

NAME:     Grady A. Lewis             AGE:     95

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    October 28, 1926, Steep Creek Community, San Augustine County, Texas

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Friday, Dec 3, 2021, 2:30pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, Dec 3, 2021, 1:00pm-2:30pm

 

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

  

BURIAL:  Chinquapin Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:        Ivy B. Lewis                            MOTHER: Leona (Crocker) Lewis

 

OCCUPATION:   Sales Manager-Tools

 

SURVIVED BY:   Wife: Jean C. Lewis of San Augustine

                                 Brother: Johnny Lewis and wife Sarah of Huntington

 **Preceded in death by parents Ivy B. and Leona Lewis; brother Harmon Lewis




 

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

Otis Brodie Tamplin

Otis Brodie Tamplin, 96, of Houston, TX (formerly of Huxley, TX and Port Neches, TX) passed away peacefully on November 15, 2021, with loved ones at his side.

 

A memorial and interment service will be held at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, TX on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11 a.m.  Visitation will be at 10 a.m. at the cemetery; prior to the memorial service.

 

Brodie was born in Shelby County in East Texas on June 18, 1925, to Kage and Rosa Tamplin.  

 

At 18 years old he joined the US Army and served in the European Theater in WWII.  In the summer of 1944, he was part of the Normandy invasion, and was later wounded in Brest, France.  He spent Christmas of 1944 in a hospital in Europe.  He was discharged the next year from Camp Carson in Colorado, receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Battle Star and European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Ribbon. 

 

Following his discharge from the Army, Brodie began a 27+ year career with the Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur, TX. 

 

On June 2, 1951, he was united in marriage to Bobbie T. Davis.  They were married a month-and-a-half shy of 65 years, upon Bobbie’s death in April 2016.

 

After marriage, Bobbie and Brodie moved to Port Neches, TX to raise a family, with son, Michael “Mike” and daughter, Jane Ann.

 

Brodie was an active member and head teller at First Baptist Church in Port Neches for many years.  

 

After retirement he and Bobbie moved back to East Texas to live in the piney woods near Toledo Bend.  There he raised cattle and horses and enjoyed gardening.  They were active members at Lydia Baptist Church.  In 2008 they moved to Houston to be closer to their daughter.

 

He is survived by daughter, Jane Ann Burnap and son-in-law, Walt Burnap; grand-daughter, Brooke Ainsworth and her husband, Ron Ainsworth; many nieces and nephews; and many cousins, all very dear.  He is pre-deceased by wife, Bobbie Tamplin; son, Mike Tamplin; brothers (and sisters-in-law) Zach Tamplin, Weldon Ward (Chuck) Tamplin and Dell, Dwight Tamplin and Jeanette; and parents Kage and Rosa Tamplin.

 

The family wishes to thank his doctors and caregivers for their excellent medical care and compassion.  They also wish to thank the kind staff and friends at The Village of River Oaks in Houston where he resided the past 4 ½ years.  We are also thankful for the many friends and family that have visited over the years.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.


Condolences and remembrances for Brodie Tamplin may be made online at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

Red Anderson

 

Red Anderson, 86, of Center, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.  

Born June 21, 1935, Red is the son of Leonard Elton Anderson and Frances Rachel Oliver Anderson.  His career was in the poultry industry and later he did odd jobs such as mowing and picking up cans until his health declined.  In previous years, you could find him playing his guitar on Saturday nights on the Center Square.  Red was credited with being a good pool shark.

He was a member of Neuville Baptist Church.

He is survived by brother, Charles H. Anderson of Colmesneil; sisters, Mary Ellen Harris of Joaquin and Grace Arlene Bruton of Colmesneil; nephew, Spencer Bruton of Colmesneil; niece, Thresa Jones of Joaquin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Elton Anderson and Frances Rachel Oliver Anderson; brothers, Leonard E. Anderson and Lamar Anderson; and sister, Linda Smalley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made for final expenses.

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

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