Obituaries Archives for 2022-05

Karen Sue Honea

Karen Sue Honea, loving partner, mother and sister passed away at the age of 54 in Center, Texas.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Bennett Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

She was born on April 2, 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to George and Loydean Honea.  Karen started working as a cashier at CVS Pharmacy in OKC, OK and continued customer service throughout her high school years.  Upon graduation, she married, accepted transfer with CVS Pharmacy and moved to Orange, Texas where she raised her two sons: Aaron and Daron Wilburn.

After several years she dedicated herself to drive a school bus for the Little Cypress LSD Program and later for Shelbyville Public Schools.

After a short break she began working for the Shelbyville Grocery store.  She was a cashier, cook, friend and mentor to so many.  She loved to meet new people and visit with everyone on a daily basis.

During her last seven years, she divorced and met her partner, Ricky Cartwright.  They loved to go hunting, fishing and tending to the family cows.  Karen grew very fond of her new bull calf, she named “Bob”, assisting in his bottle feeding daily.  Karen was a hard worker and always busy doing something – cooking, cleaning, coloring, or just rearranging her furniture every other day.  She loved to spend time on her laptop, paint by numbers and word search puzzles.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and always willing to help in any way she can.  All children loved coming to visit Karen, ‘cause you always had candy bags ready and waiting.

During her battle with cancer, she shared a very special bond with her mother, Loydean.  Mom would come and assist Karen in her daily care routines and during her sickness through all the chemo treatments.  They shared, supported and encouraged each other every day, walking hand in hand fighting and praying for each other every day.

Karen had a beautiful and kind, loving, compassionate heart, and she stayed strong to the end.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents, George and Loydean Honea.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory: her partner, Ricky Cartwright, of the home in Shelbyville; two sons: Aaron Wilburn and wife Claire of Shelbyville, TX and Daron Wilburn and wife Michelle of Shelbyville, TX; one brother: Terry Allen Honea, Sr. of Sayre, Oklahoma; one sister: LaDonna Lloyd of Edmond, Oklahoma; 2 grandchildren: Kylie Elizabeth Wilburn and KevinTheodore Wilburn; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many friends.

We will forever Remember our “Miss Karen”.

Pallbearers will be J.D. Land, Chris Cartwright, Sa’Darion Walker, Xavier Dante Cartwright, Chris Cartwright, Derrick Mosley, and Terry Honea Jr.

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

Charles Lemoine Williams

Charles Lemoine Williams, 90, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Nathan Cox will officiate.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

Born April 4, 1932, in Shelby County, Charles is the son of Inez Nail and Kaufman Pearl Williams.  He served in the United States Army.  Later, he worked in the poultry and propane industry for over 30 years and also served as County Commissioner for 12 years.  Charles was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and Northside Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Williams of Center; children, Andy Williams of Center, Matt Williams of Center, Kim Williams of Center, Jan Williams of Bronson, Jon Davis of Center, and Jason Davis and wife Felicia of Douglass; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews; a host of friends; stepsons, Mitch Yarbrough and wife Sandy of Center, Kirk Yarbrough and wife Dinett of Center, and Kraig Yarbrough and wife Cindy of Winnsboro; also, a number of step grandchildren.

Preceded in death by wife, Jackie Williams; daughter, Kay Stewart; grandchildren, Zachary Stewart and Patrick Tyre; parents, Inez Nail and Kaufman Pearl Williams; brothers, Doyle Williams and K.P. Williams; and sister, Mabel Creasy and Ethel Baldwin.

Pallbearers will be Ty Williams, Cam Williams, Branden Davis, Franklin Windham, Corey Yarbrough, Jared Yarbrough, Bryce Hunnicutt, Nathan Hunnicut, Adam Pleasant, and Austin Williams.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital at https://www.texaschildrens.org.

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

Claude Richard Pridgen

Claude Richard Pridgen, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, May 27, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 2022, Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Rev. Paul Silvey will officiate.

Born July 17, 1940, Richard is the son of Lurline Glaze and Claude Pridgen.  He retired as a fabrication inspector in the steel industry.  Hobbies included gardening, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.  He also loved watching football and most of all, playing with his grandchildren.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Richard is survived by his wife, Sue Stone Pridgen of Joaquin; daughter, Jamie and husband Tom Junkin of Hunt, Texas; son, Lane Pridgen and Claudette Kendrick of Joaquin, Texas; grandsons, Stefan Pridgen and fiancé Annie Tarver of Joaquin, Texas and Dustin Pridgen and wife Britney of Joaquin, Texas; granddaughter, Samantha and husband Mitchell Lochte of Lago Vista, Texas; and great grandchildren, Briley, River, and Adalee; sister, Barbara and husband Jim Coulter of Joaquin, Texas; sisters-in-law, Barbara Pridgen of Joaquin, Texas and Shirley and Bill Irish of Castroville, Texas; and special friend, Travis Rodgers.

Preceded in death by parents, Lurline Glaze and Claude Pridgen; sister, Betty Dean; brothers, Bill Pridgen and Johnny Pridgen; sister-in-law, Jane Pridgen; and brother-in-law, Webb Dean.

Pallbearers will be Tim Wilkerson, Jeff Dean, Brian Dean, Cole Smith, Todd McDaniel, Dennis Permenter, Chris Kendrick, and Brad Kendrick.  

Donations may be made to Joaquin First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, PO Box 537, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

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

Frances Fowler Fallin

Frances Fowler Fallin went home to Jesus on May 23, 2022 at age 94.

Frances was born to Odie and Maxie Harris Fowler on April 8, 1928 in the Sardis Community. As a child, she loved playing with paper dolls that she cut from clothing catalogs and dancing. Her love for singing and dancing was with her always if it only meant humming and tapping her toe.

 

Frances met her husband, C.E. Fallin, Jr. in 1948 in Center, Texas. They married in 1950 and went on to have four children, Don, Mary, David and Molly. They moved from Center to Tenaha in 1953 and remained there until she moved to Lumberton and Carthage due to her health in 2019.

 

In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Frances also loved praying, teaching the Bible, praying for truck drivers as she met them on the highways, sharing with multiple Women’s Bible Study groups, praying for anyone who asked her to pray and praying in that very spot – grocery store, Walmart, sidewalk, Championship ballgame – and witnessing to others about Jesus. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.

 

Frances joins her parents, her sister, Edith, her husband, CE, and a host of other friends and family in Heaven. She is survived by Don Fallin, Debbie, Kelly and Kent (Megan); Mary Chance, Katy and Nathan (Cheyenne); David Fallin, Karen, Avery (Max) Malone, Caleb (Kaylie), Kristen (Tyler) Klien, Kaitlyn Goeke, and Colton (Lee) Goeke; Molly Lemoine, Joseph (Emily), Jade (Jeremy) Cain, Jessica (Rick) Phillips, 12 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren; one niece, Colette (Casey) Metcalf, multiple other nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins.

 

As our cousin, Tommy Parker said…’what a beautiful lady, in every sense of those words’ …a very fitting tribute…a good and faithful servant who ran and finished the race set before her. Her grandson, Caleb, said, ‘People bring up C.E. and Frances’ name at least monthly in my day-to-day journey.  They had a lasting impact on people’s hearts.’

 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Tenaha with visitation one hour prior.  A private family graveside service will follow.

 

We are very appreciative of the speakers, pallbearers, music, technology: Waylon and Carolyn Moore, Tommy Parker, Gloria Swindle, Katha Wyatt, Terry Bowlin, Robert Barton, David Fallin, Mike Edens, Chip Roberson, Kelly Fallin, Kent Fallin, Joseph Lemoine, Caleb Fallin, Nathan Chance, Rick Phillips, Seraphin Miranda, who all willing agreed to serve. A special thanks goes to Sharla Ware, her caregiver, and Bentley, her self-appointed guard dog, who would not leave her side when he was with her.  Our hearts have been comforted because of you!

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to: Feed the Need Food Pantry at Panola College, in care of Panola College Foundation, 1109 West Panola, Carthage, TX  75633, Attn:  Jessica Pace, or online: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=90672d

 

 

The Happiness of Those Who Trust in God

34 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The [a]angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.

8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
9 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no [b]want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

11 Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
To [c]cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as [d]have a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Sharon Rena Thomas

 

 

Sharon Rena Thomas, 62, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Center.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2022, at Revival Tabernacle in Center with Bro. Dathan Triplett officiating.  Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Born October 27, 1959, in Shelbyville, Sharon is the daughter of Janie Mae Brooks and Buddy Harris.  She was a member of Revival Tabernacle in Center.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Earl Thomas of Center; daughter, Collette Swindle of Center; grandchildren, Khyle Daniels of Center and Taigan Williams of Center; stepchildren, Kelvin Ratcliff of Wells and Tracey Smith of Puyallup, Washington; step grandchildren, Kelvin Ratcliff Jr. of Wells, DeAngelo Smith of Puyallup, Washington, and Jasmyne Smith of Puyallup, Washington; brothers and sisters, Claudia Chumbley and Vanessa of Shelbyville, Vivian Cartwright and Clifton of Tenaha, Daphne Brooks of Tenaha, LaShun Booth and Joyce of Tampa, Florida, Bartholemew Booth and Linda of Nacogdoches, Ramona Booth of Houston, and Jackie Booth and Ashley of Houston; brothers-in-law, Walter Thomas and Edith of Center and John A. Thomas of Texas City; sisters-in-law, Debra Kay Thomas of Longview, Cathy Thomas of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Belinda Rellford of Mansfield, Louisiana; a host of nieces and nephews; aunts, Eliza Singleton of Shreveport, Louisiana and Ella Turner of Hobbs, New Mexico; uncles, J.C. Brooks of Shelbyville and Robert Moore of Center.

Preceded in death by parents, Janie Mae Brooks and Buddy Harris; and grandmother, Mary Lee Brooks.

Pallbearers will be Ishmael Romero, Alex Thomas, Trey Weaver, Clifton Cartwright, Wayne Thompson, and Aaron Triplett.  Honorary pallbearers will be Khyle Daniels, Claudia Chumbley, LaShun Booth, Bartholomew Booth, and Jackie Booth.

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

Mr. Benjamin Franklin "Bo" Hill

 Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Benjamin Franklin “Bo” Hill (69) of Tenaha, Texas.  Mr. Benjamin Hill died on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.   Mr. Hill was born to the late Douglas Hill and late Nola Smith, Hill in Center, Texas on April 2, 1953.    Funeral service will be on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Center, Texas.   Bishop Datron Dock Sr, of the Community First Church in Houston, Texas, will be officiating. 

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Hill is survived by:

Son:  Benjamin Steadman 

Daughters:  Valencia Jones of Tyler, Texas; Faye (Creon) Potier of Houston, Texas; and Raquel Horton of Center, Texas

 Brothers:  Charles Hill of Dallas, Texas; James Hill Center, Texas; and George Hill of Center, Texas 

 

Sisters:  Patricia Carter of Houston and Horace Lee Hawkins of Martin, Texas 

 

12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren 

 

Visiting:  Friday, May 27, 2022, at Hicks Chapel 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

 

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and funeral services.  All safety procedures are strictly enforced. 

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935

Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net 

Mr. Jasper M. Pettigrew

 Hicks Mortuary is announcing memorial service for Mr. Jasper M. Pettigrew (46) of Center, Texas.  Mr. Pettigrew died on Friday, May 13, 2022, at his local residence.  Mr. Pettigrew was born to the late Willie B. Martin and late Flora Mae Pettigrew in Center, Texas on November 11, 1975.  Jasper is apart of the Center High School class of 1995.    Memorial service will be on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 5:00 PM at Hicks Chapel.  Elder Faye Dell Allen of Strong Triumph Church will be officiating.    

Mr. Jasper M. Pettigrew is survived by:

Brothers:  Ala Lee Cartwright of Nacogdoches, Texas and James Willie Cartwright of Lufkin, Texas

 

Uncles:  Johnnie Pettigrew of Center, Texas

  Richard Martin and Thomas Martin 

 

Aunts:  Ann Marie Pettigrew 

Ervin (Ernestine) Pettigrew  

 

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and funeral services.  All safety procedures are strictly enforced. 

Service entrusted to Hicks Mortuary 804 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Center, Texas 75935

Please visit our website for online condolences at www.hicksmortuary.net

Mr. Kelton Jones

 Hicks Mortuary and Heavenly Gates Funeral Home of Shreveport Louisiana are announcing funeral services for Mr. Kelton Jones (22) of Center, Texas.  The Jones family is announcing with great sorrow of their son, brother, nephew, and grandson Kelton.  Kelton transcended peacefully on May 14, 2022.  Kelton was born on January 23, 2000, in Nacogdoches, Texas to Kelvin and Tina Jones.  Funeral service for Kelton will be on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Abundant Love Ministries located at 1426 Shelbyville Street in Center, Texas 75935.  Rev. Sherman Graham will be officiating.  

Kelton was loved by many and will truly be missed. 

Mr. Kelton Jones is survived by:

 Father:  Kelvin Jones of Center, Texas 

Mother:  Tina Jones of Ft. Worth, Texas

Sister:  Sidney Arrington of Dallas, Texas

 

Grandmothers:  Bobbie Ann Price of Mansfield and Ollie Mosby of Center, Texas

 

and a host of other relatives

 

 

Visitation:  On Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Committal: St John Cemetery (Africa Community)

Repass:  Abundant Love Ministries 

Due to COVID 19, masks are required during visitation and funeral services.  All safety procedures are strictly enforced.

Lola Christine Rash

NAME:     Lola Christine Rash             AGE:     89

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Wednesday, May 18, 2022, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    April 21, 1933, San Augustine, TX

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 2:30pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm

 

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

 

OFFICATING: Stephen Wiggins

  

BURIAL:  N/A

 

FATHER:     Jeffery James Harvey                            MOTHER: Rosie (Richardson)

 

OCCUPATION:   Housekeeper

 

SURVIVED BY:  Children: Danny Rash of San Augustine, Susie McDaniel and husband Cary of 

                                                 Coushatta, LA., Billy Rash and wife Marilyn of Argyle, Rose Newman and

                                                 Husband Rodney of Garrison

                   Grandchildren: Pepper Lea, LaRae Carter, Cari Ramsey, Traci Johnson, Justin Rash, 

                                               Jeremy Rash, Chelsea Velasquez, Cameron Rash

                    A host of Great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

                                Sister: Annie Dennis

       

                                                 

 **Preceded in death by parents Jeff and Rosie Harvey; husband R. C. Rash; daughter Carolyn

                                                        Ducharme; and her 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

Shirley Aielene Chatham

NAME:     Shirley Aielene Chatham             AGE:     70

 

ADDRESS:     Broaddus, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Monday, May 16, 2022, Tyler, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    November 1, 1951, Adkins, TX

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Friday, May 20, 2022, 11:00am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Trinity Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Friday, May 20, 2022, 10:00am-11:00am

 

PLACE OF VISITATION: Trinity Baptist Church, Broaddus, Texas

 

OFFICATING: Bro. Don Lofton

  

BURIAL:  N/A

 

FATHER:     Delmer Muenster                            MOTHER: Thelma (Moravitz)

 

OCCUPATION:   Restaurant Owner

 

SURVIVED BY:  Husband: Andrew F. “Andy” Chatham of Broaddus

                               Sons: Richard Nix and wife Kathy of Hudson

                                          Kevin Chatham and wife Kristie of Lufkin

                   Daughters:  Sondra Payne and husband Daniel and special friend Gary Hoffman of Broaddus

                                        Tammy Nix of Broaddus, Crystal Phillips and husband John of Bronson,

                                         Sue Scaife and husband Chris of Alabama

                   Grandchildren: Heather Nix, Justin Nix, Skye Nix, Lily Rogers, William Rogers, David Paul

                                               Rogers, Nicholas Rogers, Andrew Chatham, Dustin Chatham, Megan 

                                               Chatham, Dakota Uherek, Zach Payne, Jana Hanks

                    20 + Great-grandchildren

                                Sister: Annie Dennis

       

                                                 

 **Preceded in death by parents Delmer and Thelma Muenster; brothers Delmer George Muenster Jr.,

                                                        Robert Muenster, Fred Muenster; sister Betty Sumner




 

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

Judy Gail Eddington

 

Judy Gail Eddington, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday May 15th, 2022, in Center, Tx. surrounded by her loving family and caretakers. 

A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 18th   at 10:00 AM, in the Mason Cemetery, Arp, TX. Longtime family friends, Bro. Don Stanaland and Bro. Shak Arrington will be officiating.  

Judy Hickman was born to Ollie Mae and Robert Dudley Hickman in Overton, Tx. on July 13th, 1948.  Judy attended Overton High School and Barrow Beauty School in Tyler, where she went on to become a licensed instructor before joining her mom, Ollie Mae, in their home beauty shop. Judy married the love of her life, Rudy Eddington, July 1st, 1967. They raised two wonderful children together. Judy also spent many years as a library assistant in both the Arp and Shelbyville schools before retiring with her husband in 2007. 


 

Judy was a long-time member of both the Overton Missionary Baptist church and the Heritage Baptist Church in Center. She loved to play the piano at church and sing in the choir.  She was an outstanding cook. She loved to be outside feeding her animals and tending to her flowers.  She also loved family holidays and traditions, but most of all, she loved her family fiercely. She was a wonderful wife to her husband, and the best Mom/G-Ma to her kids, and grandkids. She was generous and kind to everyone she met, and she never met a stranger.  

Left to cherish her memory and carry her legacy are her husband of 54 years, Rudy Eddington of Shelbyville; her daughter and son-in-law, Tressa and Robert Barrera of Denton; her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Mandy Eddington of Nacogdoches; granddaughters Hannah and Sophia Barrera of Denton, Madison Eddington of Lufkin, and Elexis Eddington of Timpson, grandson Dylan Eddington of Nacogdoches, and 2 great-grandbabies. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Dudley E. and Pam Hickman of Overton, her sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Chad Littlefield of Overton, her brother-in-law, Benny Eddington of Cumberland, Ok., her sister-in-law Geri Eddington of Cumberland, Ok., her sister-in-law, Sue Eddington of Gladewater, her sister-in-law Jeannie Eddington of New London, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Jerry Watson of Clarksville, Tn., her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tim and Terri Eddington of Shreveport La., a special nurse and friend that took such great care of her, Mallory Wright, along with numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, cousins and many life-long friends. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Dudley and Ollie Mae Hickman, her brothers-in-law, Eddie and Jimmy Neil Eddington, and her nephews, Anthony, Robin, and Kevin Eddington.  

The family would like to thank all the nurses and caretakers at Holiday Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Heart to Heart Hospice for the wonderful kindness and care they provided to our beloved Judy over the past few years. 

Sharon Rena Thomas

Sharon Rena Thomas, 62, of Center, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Center.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2022, at Revival Tabernacle in Center with Bro. Dathan Triplett officiating.  Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Born October 27, 1959, in Shelbyville, Sharon is the daughter of Janie Mae Brooks and Buddy Harris.  She was a member of Revival Tabernacle in Center.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Earl Thomas of Center; daughter, Collette Swindle of Center; grandchildren, Khyle Daniels of Center and Taigan Williams of Center; stepchildren, Kelvin Ratcliff of Wells and Tracey Smith of Puyallup, Washington; step grandchildren, Kelvin Ratcliff Jr. of Wells, DeAngelo Smith of Puyallup, Washington, and Jasmyne Smith of Puyallup, Washington; brothers and sisters, Claudia Chumbley and Vanessa of Shelbyville, Vivian Cartwright and Clifton of Tenaha, Daphne Brooks of Tenaha, LaShun Booth and Joyce of Tampa, Florida, Bartholemew Booth and Linda of Nacogdoches, Ramona Booth of Houston, and Jackie Booth and Ashley of Nacogdoches; brothers-in-law, Walter Thomas and Edith of Center and John A. Thomas of Texas City; sisters-in-law, Debra Kay Thomas of Longview and Cathy Thomas of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a host of nieces and nephews; aunts, Eliza Singleton of Shreveport, Louisiana and Ella Turner of Hobbs, New Mexico; uncles, J.C. Brooks of Shelbyville and Robert Moore of Center.

Preceded in death by parents, Janie Mae Brooks and Buddy Harris; and grandmother, Mary Lee Brooks.

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

Joy Nell Parker Sowell

NAME:     Joy Nell Parker Sowell             AGE:     72

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Friday, May 13, 2022, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    June 13, 1949,  San Augustine, TX

 

 DATE / TIME OF  SERVICE: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 1:30pm

 

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

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 12:00pm-1:30pm

 

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

 

OFFICATING: Pastor Tim Swanson

  

BURIAL:  Sowell Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas

 

FATHER:     J. W. Parker                            MOTHER: Wilma L. (Flournoy)

 

OCCUPATION:   Client Service Rep – Southwestern Bell

 

SURVIVED BY:  Sisters: Evelyn Miller and husband Ken of Hockley

                                             Sherry Lockley of New Braunsfels

                              Sister-in-law: Linda Kay Tolly of Diboll

                              Aunt: Bennie Brookshire of San Augustine 

                                                 

 **Preceded in death by parents J. W. and Wilma Parker; husband Alfred Gene Sowell;

                                          Brother John Wesley Parker; brother-in-law John Fred Lockley;

                                          Nephews Mathew Kendrick Jr., Kevin Miller




 

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

Beaula Fay Webster

Beaula Fay Webster, 90, of Center, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Dale Gannon officiating.  Interment will be held at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born February 10, 1932, in the Antioch Community, Beaula is the daughter of Willie Lee Fairris and James Ora Garner.  She went on to pursue a teaching career from which she retired.  Her hobbies included quilting hundreds of quilts and painting.  Beaula was a member of XYZ Extension Club and James Community Church of Christ.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Webster Deason and husband Loy Deason of Livingston; sons, J. Ben Webster and wife Cynthia of Joaquin and Jeffrey Webster and wife Leisa of Center; grandchildren, Joshua Webster, Rachel Jones Babb, Joel Webster, Crystal Jones Wadyal, Audrey Parker, Holly Webster Groeling, Evan Jones, Davis Kline, and Julia Reynolds; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; special friend, Weldon English of Center.

Preceded in death by husband, Earnest “Shorty” Webster; parents, Willie Lee Fairris and James Ora Garner; and brother, James Garner.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Webster, Darrell Webster, Justin Webster, Tristan Groeling, Davis Kline, and Jonathan Webster.  Honorary pallbearer will be Evan Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123, www.cancer.org/donate.

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

Terry Johnson

NAME:     Terry Johnson             AGE:     71

 

ADDRESS:     San Augustine, Texas 

 

DATE / PLACE OF DEATH:  Monday, May 9, 2022, San Augustine, Texas

  

DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH :    January 2, 1951, San Augustine, TX

 

 DATE / TIME OF  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:00am

 

PLACE OF SERVICE:     Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine, Texas

 

DATE / TIME OF VISITATION: Monday, May 12, 2022, 10:00am-11:00am

 

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

 

OFFICATING: Bro. Frank Holrath

  

BURIAL:  Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine, Texas

 

FATHER:     Charlie Eugene Johnson                            MOTHER: Sadie (Terry) Johnson

 

OCCUPATION:   San Augustine Motor Co. Parts and Service

 

SURVIVED BY:  Wife: Jo Anna Sutton Johnson of San Augustine

                               Daughter: Abby Lout and husband Dusty of Chireno

                               Grandchildren: Elly, Dax and Ripp Lout

                               Nephew: Perry Johnson and wife Linda

                               Niece: Connie Wood and husband Ricky and their children Rachel & Daniel 

                                                 

 **Preceded in death by parents Charlie Eugene and Sadie Johnson; brothers Billy Derl Johnson,

     Harold Gene Johnson and wife Wanda; sister Mildred Bucklew and husband James




 

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

Clifton Eugene Wilkinson

 

Clifton Eugene Wilkinson, 71, of Center, Texas, passed away in Nacogdoches, Texas, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

Memorial services will be held at First United Methodist Church – Center on Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m.  

Cliff was born in Center, Texas on July 14, 1950 to Bonnie and Milton Wilkinson.  He lived in San Antonio, Texas, before moving back to Center as a teenager.  He graduated from Center High School and attended Angelina College.

Cliff worked numerous jobs over the years, including as a fishing guide on Toledo Bend, as a wallpaper hanger, disaster relief, at Midwest Datacomm, and at Hawkeye Hunting Club.  He enjoyed an adventurous childhood traveling around the world with his family.  He made many memories while living in Guam and exploring the island.  He made many lifelong friends that he enjoyed keeping up and visiting with on a regular basis.  

Cliff was a great dad and his girls were the center of his world.  He would do anything to make sure they were happy and taken care of.  They will miss him greatly.  Cliff enjoyed fishing with friends, listening to music, supporting Ducks Unlimited, target shooting, classic cars, cooking, joking around, fixing up houses, and raising cattle.  He loved his German Shepherd dogs, and they were all great companions.

Cliff is survived by his wife of 47 years, Connie; daughters Elizabeth Wilkinson and Julie Wilkinson; brothers Nick Wilkinson, Tim Wilkinson and Wayne Wilkinson; and brother-in-law Bill Mallory.  Nieces and nephews include Kim Wilkins, Thomas Wilkins, Eric Wilkins, Andrea Rodriguez, Sean Wright, Gavin Wright, Catherine Lane, Howell Mallory, Courtney Foster, and great-nephew Shayne Wilkins.  He is also survived by numerous cousins, great-nephews and a great-niece, and a host of friends throughout the world. 

He is proceeded in death by sister, Phyllis Arnelle Blackburn; brother George Wilkinson; sister-in-law Ginny Mallory Wright; brother-in-law Hunter “Bubba” Mallory; and his lifelong best friend, Charles Humphreys.

Billie Faye Bright

Billie Faye Bright, 70, of Timpson, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Tyler.

Visitation to be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Travis Lee, Bro. Robert Strong, and Buddy Strong officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. A reception will be held following the service at Strong Fellowship Hall.

Born August 7, 1951, in Center, Billie is the daughter of Margie Holder and Billy Tom Strong.  She loved to cook.  Billie was an awesome nanny and also a loving and caring mother.  She attended Woodland Christian Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her sons, B.J. Bright and wife Alisha of Henderson and Frank Bright and wife Karla of Timpson; grandchildren, Deserae Bright, Dylan Bright, Kory Morrison, Emma Morrison, Hannah Morrison, Alexander Bright, Timothy Adams, Kayla Bright, Alyssa Bright, Madisyn Bright, Dakota Bright, and Hunter Bright; grandchildren, Sebastian Bright and Grayson Bright; brother, Bobby Strong and wife Rebecca of Gary; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Margie Holder and Billy Tom Strong; and sister, Irene Vaughn.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Bright, Timmy Adams, Kory Morrison, Ralph Soto, Mark Crowell, Bob Strong, C Jay McClenan, and Dakota Bright.  Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter and Zander.

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

Billy Ray Jones

Billy Ray Jones, 87, entered into the gates of Heaven on May 2, 2022.  He was born in Campti, LA on March 12, 1935 to George and Thelma Jones.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 6th at Watson and Sons, Center, TX, at 10am with funeral services to follow at 12.  Bro. Gordon Vaughn to officiate.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Billy Ray was raised in Bossier City, LA and graduated from Bossier High School in 1953.  He served in the Louisiana National Guard following graduation.  On a blind date, set up by God and a second cousin, he met the absolute love of his life, Vera Carol Bullock.  They were married on October 16, 1955 in Calvin, LA.  They enjoyed 42 years of marriage until Vera entered Heaven in March of 1997.

Billy Ray initially began work as a draftsman with Placid Oil Company where he worked until beginning a very successful career with Dunhall Pharmaceuticals in Arkansas.  He worked there for 27 years as a top salesman.  Following that, he joined his brothers at their business, Pump Masters Inc., in Shreveport, LA.  He worked there until his retirement.

He loved his home on the lake in Huxley and loved his community even more.  He loved spending time with his family and friends with many cookouts and fish fries.  He was an avid LSU, New Orleans Saints and Chicago Cubs fan.  Not once did he meet a stranger, and would always leave them laughing and smiling.

He is survived by:

Son - Jay and wife, Jada of Shelbyville

Grandchildren - Colton Alexander Jones of Shelbyville

Kelsey Leigh Jones of Shelbyville

Kara Grace Jones of Shelbyville

Jayleigh Vera Jones of Shelbyville

Judson Rhett Jones of Shelbyville

Sister - Margie McDaniel of Bossier City, LA

Brothers - Leo Jones and wife Merry of Haughton, LA

Mack Jones and wife Diana of Bossier City, LA

Jack Jones and wife Jana of Bossier City, LA

Sister-n-law - Linda Jones of Haughton, LA

Proceeded in death by wife, Vera Carol Jones; parents, Thelma and George Jones; and brothers, Leon and Joe Jones.

Pallbearers – Jim Daw, Joe Daw, Andrew Dolan, Jason Harvey, Jeremy Harvey, Brad Hughes, Colton Jones, Judson Rhett Jones, Doug Jones, Scott Jones, Matt Matthews, Blake Roberts, Zack Runnels, Michael Bill Taylor, Justin Wagstaff, and Tommy Glen Wilburn.

Special thanks to the staff at A Pinewoods Home Health Care, Affinity Hospice and Nacogdoches Medical Center for all their help and attention given to Billy Ray.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Samaritan’s Purse.

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

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