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1/31/2013

Ethel Lee Munn, 82, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at her residence. She was born July 5, 1930 in Dayton to Lester Lewis and Mable Ethel Burkheart. She was a member of Old Home Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lewis, Troy Jennings, Scott Jennings, Richard Sholar, Robert Sholar, John Sholar Jr., John Sholar Sr. and Andrew Sholar. Honorary pallbearers will be Cindy Short and Wayne Skinner.

She is survived by
Husband: Ivy Paul Munn Jr. of Tenaha

Sons:
Andrew O. Sholar Jr. and wife, Jennie of Joaquin
Robert L. Sholar and wife, Mae of Carthage
John E. Sholar of Joaquin
Richard W. Sholar of Joaquin

Daughters:
Martha A. Manasco of Logansport
Laura L. Rushing and husband, William of Nacogdoches

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Sister: Betty M. Skinner of Spring

Brothers:
Walter E. Lewis and wife, Lorene of Dayton
Ed Lewis and wife, Elaine of Bellville

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Lester Lewis and Mable Ethel Burkheart
Two Sisters
Three Brothers
One Son

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


Joyce Florence Malone Bowen passed away on January 30, 2013 at Twin Lakes Nursing Care Center in San Augustine, Texas.

Joyce Bowen was born on July 1, 1921 in Dimmit, Texas to Rev. Preston and Sophia McMullan Florence. During her professional life, she traveled extensively for both business and pleasure, making lifelong friendships throughout the world.

Joyce was a talented musician, who enjoyed playing the piano, accordion and singing in church choirs. As a child, she delighted in joining her father, a Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher on his regularly scheduled Gospel Visits to jails and prisons across the dusty plains of West Texas. After her fathers jailhouse sermons, Baby Joyce brought the gospel to inmates and guards alike with her lively and heartfelt accordion renditions of old fashioned hymns and long remembered songs of praise. Their visits were much anticipated, and her captive audience was always very appreciative of her music and her flashy accordion with the small diamond placed proudly in the middle of a genuine ivory key!

Joyce majored in music at Texas Womens College in Denton, Texas. She left college before graduation to follow her new husband, Sam Malone (locally known as Ramblin Sam), when he enlisted in the Marine Corps at the beginning of WW II.

Joyce moved to San Augustine in 1992 following the death of her second husband, Ray Bowen, of Lubbock, Texas. Shortly after arriving in her new home, she became an active and enthusiastic volunteer in the San Augustine Care and Share program. Perhaps, one of her more interesting Care and Share duties was that of teaching English as a Second Language to non-English speaking Hispanic students. The fact that she did not speak or read Spanish did not seem to deter her efforts in any way.

Joyce is survived by; daughter, Samye Johnson and husband Tom and son, Mike Malone and wife, Billie, all of San Augustine, Texas; six grandchildren; Michael Malone and wife Jodi, Joy Malone Kling, and husband Jeremy, Christy Johnson, Jodi Johnson, Rick Russell and wife Sandi and David Russell and wife Lisa; and eight great-grandchildren. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dan Max Florence.

Following cremation, her remains will be interred in a private family graveside service to be held at a later date.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Care and Share or the First Methodist Church flower fund.

The family of Joyce Bowen would like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. John and Sharon Oglesbee for the medical care and personal kindness they showed our mother during her years in San Augustine. They are good friends and a blessing to our family and the community.

We would also like to thank Twin Lakes Care Center and their wonderful staff for the special attention they gave to Joyce during her residency there. We are deeply appreciative of Mother's very special best pal and Twin Lakes roommate, Maurine Mitchell. She could not have wished for a more compassionate companion or dear friend.

Continual online condolences and obituary may be be viewed wyman roberts funeral home webpage at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


1/29/2013

After a long struggle on this earth, Geneva Hough Hutto went home to be with her Lord on January 29, 2013. Born September 15, 1929, in the Caledonia community of Rusk County, TX, she was the daughter of the late G. B. “Bill” Hough and Anzie Weeks Hough.

Geneva Hutto was a hairdresser for 35 years and a correspondent for the Timpson News for many years. She was a member of Timpson Highway Tabernacle. Geneva enjoyed fishing, gardening, and helping others in her life, especially with her cooking. Geneva loved her family unconditionally and loved to give them orders, which they always obeyed. She was the family drill sergeants. “Memaw” loved all of her grandkids. Since Frankie was the first grandchild, he and his Memaw had a unique relationship like no other.

Survivors include her daughters Janis Bass and husband Glyn and Billie Jean Williamson, all of Timpson; dearest nephew Horace Wayne Bell of Timpson and nephew Bill Otis of Lake Charles, LA; brother R. K. Hough and wife Shirley of Murvaul, TX; sister Linda Fay Harris of Timpson; grandchildren: Frankie Baker and Pam Yarbrough, Shadow Rhodes and husband Jason, Dusty Kruse and husband Lance, Doug Milford and wife Jennifer, John Williamson and wife Desiree, and Dea Sample and husband Brian.

Also surviving are 14 great grandchildren: Morgan Baker, Raina Baker, Ryan Baker, Makayla Baker, Tanner Murdock, Layci Jo Sample, Hope Milford, Conner Miflord, Sage Taylor, Shelby Brock, Johna Kruse, Tryton Kruse, Ceale Kruse, and Gavyn Williamson; 2 step grandchildren: Presley Slatter and Bradon Slatter; 4 great great grandchildren: Ryder Baker, Kane Baker, Kase Baker, and Avery Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family expresses special thanks to Frankie Newcomer, “We couldn’t have done it without you.”

Funeral service for Geneva Hough Hutto, 83, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM on Thursday.

To convey condolences or register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Edward Darvin "E.D." Bryant, age 88, of Etoile, Texas, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at an area hospital.

Mr. Bryant was born Jan. 7, 1925, to parents Bud Bryant and Annie Bell (Moore) Bryant and was a native and former resident of San Augustine County, Texas. He had lived in Etoile for the past several years and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.

He was retired from the trucking industry. Mr. Bryant was a World War II veteran, serving his country with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army.

His survivors include his son, Larry Edward Bryant of Etoile; a grandson, Teddy Schneider of Houston, Texas; a granddaughter, Sarah Schneider of Houston, Texas; and a sister, Tempie Bardwell of Friendswood, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Agnes Dorothy Bryant, on Oct. 23, 2012; and his daughter, Diana Faye Schneider, in 1988.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Etoile United Pentecostal Church, located at 168 Hwy. 103 in Etoile, Texas, with Pastor Glenn D. Morton officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery, located on County Road 411 in Woden, Texas.

Visitation will be held Saturday at the church, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online condolences and memories may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


1/28/2013

Billy Gene Mason, Sr., 86, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 in Shelbyville. He was born March 11, 1926 in Laneville to J.D. (Pap) Mason and Epsie Grisham Mason.

Billy Mason, Sr., also known as “Mr. Bill, Big Bill or PawPaw” married Deva Ray Smith in September of 1944 and they, along with his brother-in-law, Harvey Burkett and sister-in-law, Dessie Burkett Kale traveled across the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. His main occupation for most of his life was as a foreman in the pipeline industry. He was a developer and pioneer of many of the early pipe coating processes. He eventually returned to Shelby County and served as County Commissioner of Precinct 3 for two years. Even years later, he returned and continued to serve his community as a heavy equipment operator for Shelby County Precinct 3 up until the hour he was called home.

PawPaw lived by the motto of “never quit wiggling” and was always busy doing something constructive. He truly loved and adored the great outdoors. When he was not hard at work, he was hard at play doing anything to spend his days outside. He loved horses, gardening, hunting, fishing and family. He was always accompanied by his children or grandchildren taking time with each one to impart a life lesson along the journey. He will be deeply and sincerely missed by many.

A special thank you to all the County employees who watched over and took care of Mr. Bill. We love each and every one of you.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. Jeff Spring officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Rodgers, David Cheatwood, Tony Denby, Rex Hass, Durwood Russell and Robert Amburn.

He is survived by
Daughter: Joyce Mason Cox of Joaquin

Son: Bill Mason Jr. and wife, Stacy of Joaquin

Grandchildren:
Larry Wayne Cox and wife, Cassie
Leslie Marie Windham and husband, David
Zachary Dez Mason
Adam Garrett Mason
Molly Catherine Mason

Great Grandchildren:
Nikki Cox
Jacob Cox
Lane Bates
Trace Windham

Sister-in-law: Dorothy Lawson of Joaquin

Brothers:
Charles Mason and special friend, Dee of New Caney
Kenneth Mason and wife, Reba of Chandler

A number of nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Parents: J.D. (Pap) Mason and Epsie Grisham Mason
Wife: Deva Ray Mason
Brother: J. D. Mason, Jr.
Sisters: Ruth Mayfield and Mildred Davis
Son-in-law: Wayne Cox

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


Michael Risinger, 45, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 in Mansfield, Louisiana. He was born August 8, 1967 in Center to Henry D. Risinger and Hazel Bass Risinger. He was a member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. B.J. Windham officiating. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Victory, Dusty Robinson, Justin Porter, Daniel Holloway, Michael Bates, Toby Runnels and Jerrod Holloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Bass, Chad Bass, Ronny Bass and Brad Bass.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Haley Risinger of Joaquin
Brittnie Risinger of Shelbyville
Cayla Risinger of Shelbyville

Son: Cody Risinger of Shelbyville

Mother: Hazel Bass Risinger of Shelbyville

Sisters:
LaDonna Risinger and husband, Bill of Shelbyville
Renee Bass of Shelbyville

Brother: Greg Risinger and wife, Tonya of Tenaha

Special Friends:
Timmy Denby of Shelbyville
Susan Thomas of Shelbyville

A number of nieces, nephews and cousins

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Henry Dwayne Risinger
Grandparents: Ross and Laverne Risinger and M.D. & Muriel Bass

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


James Darrell “Sonny” Campbell, 77, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013.

“Sonny” was born November 1, 1935, in Shelbyville, Texas, to Jim Fred Campbell and Callie Furlow Campbell. He has been a resident of Port Arthur since 1957 and retired from Southern Union Gas as a field supervisor. He was a member of Port Arthur Masonic Lodge #1264 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Campbell, brothers Marshall, Chester, and Robert Campbell, and sister Nina.

Survivors include his daughter, Penny Younker and husband, Don of Houston; sisters, Ann Scarber of Shelbyville, Louise Greer of Shelbyville, LaMerle Davis of Houston, Kay Ballard and husband, Stan of Mont Belvieu; brothers, Carl Campbell of Port Arthur, Crit Campbell and wife Bobbi of Shelbyville, Earl Campbell and wife, Vivian of Center, Judd Campbell, sister-in-law of Logansport, LA; grandchildren, Ryan Kutner, Barra Kutner, Devon Younker and Dalton Younker.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, January 30, 2013, from 5:00 PM -8:00 PM. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center Texas with Masonic Graveside Services to follow in Strong Cemetery in Huxley, Texas.

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


Mrs. Lucette Neal Boyett, age 97, was born July 8, 1915, in San Augustine, Texas to the late John and Kate (Meador) Williams. She passed away in a local nursing home in San Augustine on January 27, 2013.

Mrs. Boyett was a member of the First United Methodist Church in San Augustine. For 40 years she was the owner of a "Country Store" near her home.

She will be dearly missed by her sons and daughters-in-law George and Geneva Neal of Newton, Texas, Billy and Sue Neal of Nederland, Texas; step-son Charles and Carol Boyett of San Augustine; grandchildren Danny Neal, Pam and Steve Rogers, Keith and Laurie Neal, Kristi and Kirby Hood, Cindi and Todd Bordelon, Chad and Jena Boyett; great-grandchildren Kortney and Jake Romero, Dustin and Tina Hood, Eric Neal, Erin Neal, Alli Bordelon, Jace Bordelon, Matt Rogers, Megan Rogers and Michael Rogers; great-great-grandchild Diesel Romero; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands Arvie Neal and C.L. Boyett.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:00 P.M., Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with Bro. Randy Mills officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. until service time on Wednesday, January 30th. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Eric Neal, Dustin Hood, Kirby Hood, Todd Bordelon, Steve Rogers, Matt Rogers, David Williams, Jake Romero. Honorary pallbearers are Jase Bordelon and Michael Rogers.


Bobby Morgan, 53 of Nacogdoches, passed away December 28, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 3:30pm Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Ramah Baptist Church of Tenaha.

He is survived by:
Sisters:

Shirley Spurlock
Sherry Morgan
Shelia Sparks

Brother: Kenneth Morgan

Proceeded by parents Raymond and Dorothy Morgan of Tenaha, Texas.

Service are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


1/27/2013

Funeral services for Naomi Lee (Lilly) Hendrick, 90, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM,
Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Robert Warr and Rev. Dock Lazarine officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Hendrick passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born September 20, 1922, in Shelby County, Texas, Naomi Lilly Hendrick was the daughter of the late
Ellis H. Lilly and Savannah Yarbrough Lilly. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church. She and Leonard John Hendrick were married May 29, 1942. Naomi Hendrick was an industrious homemaker caring for her family and still finding time to sew for the public. Not only did she enjoy sewing, she also was busy quilting, crocheting, gardening, canning, and tending the cows.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters: “Little” Lois Towns, “Big” Lois Powers, Laura Hairgrove and Patsy Hairgrove; four brothers: Lacy Lilly, E.H. Lilly, Adlee Lilly, and Lester Hairston; and husband of 53 years Leonard J. Hendrick.

Survivors include two sons John E. Hendrick of Timpson, Texas; Benjamin T. Hendrick and wife Nancy of Slidell Louisiana; daughter Mary Jo Rogers and husband Vernis D. Rogers of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren; Courtney Sanchez and husband Antowan, Patrick Hendrick and wife Candace, Brandon Bowen and wife Amy, Teresa Sazedj and husband Shahram, Sherry Pugh and husband Greg, Ann and Sara Hendrick; great-grandchildren, Aidan and Adreia Sanchez, Benjamin Bowen, Zachary Sazedj; Logan, Landry, Larson, and Lexi Pugh and one on the way Mason Hendrick.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Hendrick, Vernis Rogers, Greg Pugh, Shahram Sazedj, Larson Pugh, Antowan Sanchez, and Brandon Bowen.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Billie J. Matlock, age 83, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence in Nacogdoches.

Mrs. Matlock was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Shelbyville as a daughter of Charles Austin Harbison and Willie Jasper Smith Harbison.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with Chaplain Freddie Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28.

Arrangements are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at http://www.casonmonk-metcalf.com/.


Novis M. Jones was called by her Heavenly Father January 26, 2013, in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 91. She was born to Henry Bowlin and Myra Whitson Bowlin December 8, 1921. She will be remembered for her poetry having written a poem for many occasions. She was a life-long resident of the Buena Vista and New Prospect communities having moved to Paxton and then to Carthage, Texas in her latter years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Jones; her parents, Henry and Myra Whitson Bowlin; her borther, Bevie Lee Bowlin; and her sister, Ruby Towns.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Jones Bell, Tyler; son, Biff H. Jones, Carthage; grandchildren Bill Bell, Belinda Cook, Brenda Shepherd, Barbara Powers, and Beth Calhoun, Tyler; 15 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

Funeral service for Novis M. Jones will be at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 28, 2013, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Rev. Ron Barker officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM until service time at 3:00PM, Monday, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Memorial donations may be made to Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Heart to Heart Hospice, Tyler, or Oak Brook Health Center, Whitehouse, TX.

To register online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


Funeral services for Odessa Hensarling Mechell, age 80, of Lufkin, Texas will be at 3 PM, Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Attoyac Baptist Church in San Augustine county with Bro Bobby Wadsworth officiating and burial to follow in the Attoyac Cemetery. Odessa was born March 13, 1932 in San Augustine and passed away January 26, 2012 in Lufkin, Texas. Visitation with her family will be from 5 until 7 PM, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas.


1/24/2013

Funeral Services for Loyce Mask Deloney, age, 94, of Center will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, she will now rest beside her beloved husband, Lewis Deloney and their son, Charles Deloney.

Mrs. Deloney was born May 2, 1918 in the Brady Community in Shelby County, the only daughter of Rev. & Mrs. D.O. Mask. She was a graduate of Center High School & Stephen F. Austin University and taught school in Shelby, San Augustine & Panola Counties until her marriage to Lewis M. Deloney. After World War II the family settled in Carthage, Texas where Mr. Deloney was employed by United Gas and Loyce taught school for several years. During the Carthage years the family was active in the First United Methodist Church, school activities and scouting. Loyce was also a member of the Carthage Garden Club; these were happy years for the family. Mrs. Deloney was devoted to her family, loved to cook, garden and teach young children. She worked devotedly in her church, Frist United Methodist Church for many years. She also enjoyed working with the cub scouts & the Carthage Garden Club.

Loyce was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. & Mrs. D.O. Mask, her husband, Lewis Deloney & their son, Charles L. Deloney who died at the age of 46 after a courageous battle with cancer. The Deloney’s never fully recovered from this loss. She is also preceded in death by Brother, Bernard Mask & wife, Joyce.

She is survived by:
2 Grandchildren:
Daryl Lewis Deloney & wife, Stephanie of Houston
Cindy Deloney Smith & husband, Terry of Longview
Grandchildren’s Mother:
Tommie Ritter Smith & husband, Bill of Carthage
Great Grandchildren:
Abigayle, Austin, Joshua Charles, Stephanie & Brittney
Nieces & Nephews:
Carol Ann Farrell
Linda Sue Newman
Gay Nell Fausett
David Fausett
Rodney Fausett
Special Cousins:
Gene & Delores Walker of Center
Numerous other Cousins, Relatives & Friends

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Michael “Mike” Willis, 59, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his residence. He was born August 3, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Clarence E. Willis and Doris Biles Willis. Mr. Willis enjoyed watching western movies and nascar racing.

There will be no funeral service.

He is survived by
Mother: Doris McGill of Joaquin

Sisters:
Ann Harville and husband, Jimmy of Joaquin
Cathy Atkinson and husband, Bill of Joaquin
Sissy Moody of Farmersville, Louisiana

Brothers:
Wade Pruett and wife, Sharon of Milton, Florida
Leon Willis and wife, Annie of Texarkana, Arkansas
Bubba Willis of Seattle, Washington

Numerous nieces and nephews

A host of friends

Best friend: Milton Littlepage of Plain Dealing, Louisiana

Preceded in death by
Father: Clarence E. Willis

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


Valton Greer, 75, of Giddings, Texas and formely of Center, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in Giddings, Texas. He was born August 24, 1937 in Shelbyville, Texas and was the son of Leo Greer and Lorine Gaddis Greer. He was a retired welder.

Viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10am to 11am at St. John Baptist Church, Center, Tx prior to funeral services which will begin at 11am. Officiating will be Reverend Kibble and Evg. Rose Sims-Lee. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Center, Texas.

He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Rayford Greer and Prentice Greer.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Val Hunt (Lavell) of Nacogdoches
Jennifer Goodwin of Nacogdoches

Sons:
Dean Greer of Nacogdoches
Valton C. Greer of Cleveland, Texas

12 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

Brothers:
Weldon Greer Sr (Pat) of Center, Texas
James Greer of Center
Felton Greer, Sr of Giddings, Texas

Funeral services will be under the direction of Lang Funeral Home in Giddings and Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas.


1/23/2013

Keilly Ciana Hoyt, 5 months old of Center, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, Center, Texas. Interment to follow at New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Mansfield, Louisiana with Rev. James Jenkins officiating.

She is survived by:

Mother: ShaKeitha Cartwright of Center
Father: Ellis Hoyt of Center

Brothers:
Destiny Jones of Washington D.C.
DeVincent Hoyt of Center
DeBreik Hoyt of Center
Keshun Hoyt of Shelbyville

Sisters:
Charvia Bell of Nacogdoches
Makenzie Mireles of Center
Jerlexis Hoyt of Center
Kenndie Mireles of Center
Marisha Lopaz of Center
Dominique Hoyt of San Antonio, TX
Makayla Cartwright of Center

Granparents:
Marilyn Fields of Center
Rev. James Jenkins of Center
Keith Cartwright of Shelbyville

Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Louise Guidry, 60 of Katy, Texas, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at her residence in Katy.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating, burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

Louise was born August 11, 1952 in Shelby County to parents, Elmer Guidry & Cora Mae (Brittain) Guidry. She was a beautician.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Guidry & Cora Mae (Brittain) Cruse and
one sister, Peggy Windham.

She is survived by:
Husband:
Ray Floyd of Dallas

2 Sons:
Jerry Benoit & wife, Tara of Katy
Robert Bolton of Shelbyville

4 Grandchildren:
Zachary & Gracie Benoit
Jared & Shane Bolton

2 Brothers:
Harrell Guidry & wife, Karen of Groves
William Guidry & wife, Judy of Jasper

Pallbearers will be Johnny Brittain, George Windham, Franklin Doggett, Travis Munsinger,
Randy Battles & Phillip Campbell

Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Jackson, Michael Brittain, Davis Andy Brittain,
Jeff Smith, Brad Battles, Zachary Benoit, Jared Bolton & Shane Bolton

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.


Cody Daniel Bush, 29, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his residence.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Mt. Herman Cemetery with Bro. Keith Rose officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born December 5, 1983 to Danny Paul and Brenda (Stephens) Bush. He was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. Cody loved hunting, trapping & working cows with his Papaw Steve.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Alfred Henry Bush and Mary Okum.

He is survived by:

Parents: Danny Paul & Brenda Bush of Center

Grandparents: Steve & Margie Stephens of Center

Sister: Wendy Bush Castleberry & husband, Andy of Longview

3 Nephews:
Cameron, Collin & Caden Castleberry of Longview

Aunt: Sheila Clark of Center

Uncle: Michael Henry Bush & wife, Joyce of Center

Cousins:
Michael Bush & wife, Nicole of Center
Lindsay Jackson & husband, Devin of Center
Randi Kay Clark Menzies & husband, Grant of Nacogdoches
Lindsey Clark Smith & husband, Jacob of Beckville
Dustin Clark of Center

Numerous Special Nieces & Nephews

Pallbearers:
Brandon Bailey, Michael Bush, Joseph Caldwell, Stacy Sanford, Lloyd Scates & Jacob Smith

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


1/22/2013

Wayne Powdrill, 68, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in San Augustine. He was born October 1, 1944 in Center to Levi Powdrill and Hollie Cole Powdrill. He was a member of Mt. Herman Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Lance Cypert officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Powdrill, Rance Powdrill, Craig Lawson, Ricky Fowler, Mark Davis and Jeff Davis.

He is survived by
Wife: Phyllis Powdrill of Center

Sons:
Rocky Powdrill of Lexington Park, Maryland
Rance Powdrill and wife, Anita of Shelbyville

Daughter: Kayla Griffith of Nacogdoches

Seven Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Brother: Charlie Powdrill of Nacogdoches

Sister: Pat Garrett and husband, Doug of Logansport, Louisiana

Sisters-in-law:
Jackie Powdrill of Mooringsport, Louisiana
Vel Head of Houston

Preceded in death by
Parents: Levi Powdrill and Hollie Cole Powdrill
Two Brothers: Melvin Powdrill and Pete Powdrill
One Infant Child

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


Charles Richard Hoyle, 67, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Hospice Home Place in Tyler.

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born September 24, 1945 to Charles Robert and Lillian L. Ruth (Wolf) Hoyle. He served in the National Guards. He worked as a superintendent at Shelby County Forest Products.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, Charles Robert and Lillian L. Ruth (Wolf) Hoyle, Step-daughter, Tammy Lynn Goff.

He is survived by wife of 44 years: Lareeda “Bea” Hoyle of Center

Daughter:
Rachel E. Rodriguez & fiancé, Mike

2 Step-children:
Troy Scott Bradberry of Center
Dawn Leeds & husband, Stuart of Austin

Numerous Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

Sister: Judy Walker & husband, Jay of Tyler

3 Brothers:
Mike Hoyle
Bobby Hoyle
Johnny Hoyle

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


James Johnstone, 75, of Sante Fe New Mexico, passed away on January 3rd, 2013. He was born and raised in Center Texas, graduate d from Center High School in 1956 and Baylor University in Waco where he received a degree in Mathematics. He married Barbara Carey Johnstone, August 13th, 1960.

James enriched many lives and lived a very full life himself. He had several exciting careers that started with computers in the early 1960s that lead him to participating in the Gemini and Apollo Missions at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. This was followed by many years of international travel in the 1970s for IBM helping to deliver computer technology in Russia, China, Indonesia, and many other countries for the purpose of oil exploration. After a long career with IBM he retired and started a new career as a financial advisor for Smith Barney helping countless people manage and grow their portfolio. In addition, James became active in the film industry as an extra and was cast with a speaking part in the movie Wild Hogs earning him Screen Actors Guild (SAG) membership. In recent years James continued his film career but also volunteered with AARP for helping others file and maximize their tax returns. However his biggest success was his character, his friendship, his love and generosity he gave to his family and friends.

James is survived by his wife, Barbara Carey Johnstone and sons Grant and Kyle Johnstone as well as seven grandchildren (in order of age): Sarah (19); Adam (18); Ruth (12); Rachel (9); Luke (8); James (4); Paul (3).

Funeral arrangements will be held in Center Texas with visitation Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, 12:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home and a Service Jan. 27th, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow at Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Center.

A memorial fund has been set up for James through the Shelby County Historical Commission. The Historical Commission will keep an account of all donations and acknowledge the donation with a receipt to the donor. These donations will be tax deductible up to a certain amount depending on the individual. If you wish to contribute in his memory, please make checks payable to Shelby County Historical Commission, PO BOX 623 Center, TX, 75935 with a note on the check stating: For James Lee Johnstone Memorial Fund.

James will be dearly missed; however, his love will live onwards through the memories and joy he so graciously gave to all of us.

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


1/21/2013

Richard Joseph Lerro Sr. died January 20, in Tyler, Texas, with family members by his side.

The World War II veteran was preparing for his 95th birthday at the time of his death. He witnessed most of the 20th century, surviving perils in childhood and in war, brushing history in 1963, and seeing half the world on an 8th grade education.

As a young boy he spent several years in an orphanage near Philadelphia. His grandmother, Justina Camarrota Lerro, found him and raised him in a family-owned butcher shop at 1024 South 9th Street in Philadelphias Little Italy neighborhood. He attended Our Lady of Good Counsel School, completing the 8th grade, and helped his uncles sell vegetables from carts in front of the butcher shop.

He married Caroline Fusco at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in 1939 and had a son in 1941 while working at the Pennsylvania Shipyards.

During World War II Lerro served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navys Construction Battalion, the Sea Bees. He was stationed in the Philippines, Japan, and finally in Attu, Alaska, where he would occasionally wave to Soviet submariners who surfaced off the coastline to lie on deck sunning themselves.

He remained in the Navy Reserves, visiting Boston, Cuba, and Italy. Later in life he would say, By the time I was 40 I had seen half the world.

After the Navy, while serving as a Harris County Sheriffs Deputy in Houston, he met another young divorcee, Myrtle Lee Metcalf. He liked Italian operas. She preferred country music. They wed in 1955 and moved to Dallas where they had a son in 1958. Myrtle launched the Household Employment Agency and Rick worked as a maintenance man for Standard Brands Foods and St. Regis Paper Company. He remained a part-time butcher throughout his adult life.

In the early 1960s the Lerros were featured in Life magazine when their pet alligators got loose and roamed their Dallas neighborhood. Dallas soon passed an exotic pets ordinance.

In 1963 he and his wife were interviewed by FBI agents following the Kennedy assassination after agents discovered that the Lerros were close friends and business associates of Jack Ruby, who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald. While in prison Ruby corresponded with the Lerros, once writing that his murder of Oswald was a spur of the moment decision and not pre-meditated.

In 1968 Lerro was diagnosed with colorectal cancer which was surgically removed and never returned.

Lerros first marriage to Caroline Fusco ended in divorce, however, the two remained friends until her death.

Richard Joseph Lerro is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Myrtle Lerro and his daughter Betty Powell. He is survived by sons Richard Joseph Lerro, Jr. and his wife Judy of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Richard Marcus Lerro and his spouse Terrence Onderick of Washington, D.C., his granddaughter and caretaker, Jackie Cannon and her husband Kyle of Tyler, Texas. His surviving grandchildren are Robert Lerro and his wife Cheryl, and Julie Williams and husband Lawrence of Florida, Stephen Lerro and wife Phylis of Tennessee, and Ashley David Harmon and wife Rachel of Texas. Great grandchildren include Jonathan Cannon, Michael Cannon, Karl Cannon, Mason Harmon, Jacob Harmon, Ashlyn Harmon, Billie Lerro, Tyler Williams, Brianna Williams, Aaron Lerro, Corey Lerro, Sarah Lerro, Collin Lerro, and Kathryn Lerro. Great-great grandchildren include Siearra Cannon and Cauline Cannon, and surviving his son-in-law is Jerry Powell of San Augustine.

A private wake is planned for the residents and staff of Providence Park Rehabilitation Center in Tyler. A private funeral mass is planned at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chandler, Texas.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


1/20/2013

William Rial “Bill” Taylor, Sr., 84, of Timpson, TX, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Garrison, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Garrison, TX, with Rev. John McGuire officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, January 21, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born May 19, 1928, in Timpson, TX, William Rial “Bill” Taylor, Sr., was the son of the late Thomas Edgar “Ed” Taylor and Harriett Cassie Clements Taylor. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and Stephen F. Austin State University and served his country in the U.S. Army. He and Charlotte McMillan of Garrison were married August 23, 1949, and enjoyed fifty-one years together until her death on January 01, 2001. Bill then moved from Timpson to Garrison to be near his sons.

Bill Taylor truly loved his hometown of Timpson. After teaching math in several East Texas schools, he returned to Timpson in the mid 1950’s to work for his dad and in 1959, he became a licensed funeral director. Bill also owned and operated Bill’s Hardware in Timpson. In 1967 he bought the funeral home and spent the next 40 years serving the families of Timpson. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church, Timpson, a member of the board of trustees of Timpson Independent School District, charter member of Timpson Quarterback Club, and a member of American Legion Post 90 of Timpson.

Bill’s great joy was his family. He enjoyed time spent on his farm in the Rose Hill community, especially deer hunting with his sons and their friends. Good times were also enjoyed at the fish camp on the Sabine River.

Surviving Bill are sons William Rial Taylor, Jr. and wife Cindy of Garrison and Bret Taylor of Garrison; also former daughter-in-law Rachelle Taylor of Dayton, TX; grandchildren: William Rial Taylor, III, and wife Taryn, Chase and wife Abby, Rialie Jo, Bret Clements, Jr. “BC.”, Dylan, Toby, Roxie, and Sage Taylor; step grandchildren: Brandi Eddings and husband Nash and Kyle Lee and and wife Brooke; great grandchildren: Kinleigh and Charlee Taylor and another one on the way; and step great grandchildren: Averi and Maddi Eddings.

In addition to his parents, Bill Taylor was preceded in death by wife Charlotte McMillan Taylor, and brother Thomas E. “Ted” Taylor.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


1/19/2013

Steve Walker, 62, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. He was born August 20, 1950 in Dallas to Louis Jack Walker and Betty Joyce Clarkson Walker.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. There will be no funeral services.

He is survived by
Wife: Delmar Walker of Center

Son: Brandon Walker of Tenaha

Daughters:
Sunshine Haley and husband Joey of Joaquin
Haley Ott and husband, Chris of Converse, Louisiana

Grandchildren:
Stephen Walker
Alexis Haley
Chase Haley
Cameron Ott
Caleb Ott

Stepdaughters:
Brandy Whittington of Center
Shelby Whittington of Center
Toni Whittington of Center

Step Grandchildren:
Kamden Whittington, Johnny Ikner V, Aliannah Whitehead, Jerry Akins III, Kayden Whittington

Father: Louis Jack Walker of Dallas

Sister: Joan Roberts and husband, Rodney of Dallas

Brother: Ben Walker of Dallas

Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by
Mother: Betty Joyce Walker
Stepmother: Nelda Walker
Grandmother: Gladys Biggars

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


B.B. (Bittie) Askew, 98, of Vidor, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Port Arthur. He was born January 13, 1915 in Center to Buford B. Askew Sr. and Lola Hagler Askew. Mr. Askew served in the Civil Service at Pearl Harbor during WWII. He later retired from Texaco in Port Arthur. Mr. Askew was of the Church of Christ faith.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.

He is survived by
Sons:
Jerry Askew of Fannett
Jack Askew and wife, Bettyof Vidor

Stepchildren:
Jan Fortune
Becky Devillier
Spud Devillier

Daughter: Mary Beth Harris of Nederland

Brother: Vernon Askew of Nederland

Sisters:
Myrline Bradshaw of Center
Edna Hardy of Henderson

Seven Grandchildren

Ten Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild

The family of Mr. Agnew thanks everyone at Cypress Glenn Nursing Home for caring for our Dad for the last two years. Also a special thanks to Kelly and the staff of New Century Hospice.

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


G.B. Williams, Jr., 57, of Center, passed away Dallas, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Doctor’s Hospital in Dallas. He was born August 12, 1955 in Center to G.B. Williams and Lola Mae Barnfield. Mr. Williams was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Salem Cemetery.

He is survived by
Dad: Lee James Barnfield

Sisters:
Loyce Elaine and husband, Ronnie Belanger of Center
Helen Louise and husband, David Ratliff of Ft. Worth
Glenda Kay Ray and special friend, Tommy Skeeters of Center
Mary Jane and Robert Boren of Dallas

Brother: Albert Lee and Alice Barnfield of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Laurisa and husband, Michael McGuffin
David Williams
Tanya Williams
Joey Belanger and wife, Kathy
Rebecca Haley and husband, David
William Smith and wife, Abbey
Leland Cashion and wife, Tabitha
Rachael Cashion
Misty Simmons
Becky Jacks
Chris Simmons and wife, Carol
Michael Simmons and wife, Sara
Brandy, Jennifer and Clayton Barnfield
Laila Boren
Zachary Boren

Great nieces and nephews:
Beyonkia, Susan, Mikey and Tommy McGuffin
Annabelle and Miranda Smith
Kassidy McKinney
Lauren and Morgan Haley
Aubrea, Hunter, Raven, Cierra, Joel and Gabrieal Cashion
Danny and Maylin
Crystal, Kevin, Ashleigh and RJ Simmons
Nick Simmons
Bekka, Christian, Devin and Fray Jacks
Janessa
Brianna, Logan and Makenna Simmons

Preceded in death by:
Father: G.B. Williams
Mother: Lola Mae Barnfield
Brothers: Oliver George Williams and Joel Eugene Marty
Sister: Linda Fay Cashion
Niece: Beyonkia McGuffin

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


Funeral services for Mark David Bennecke, 51 of Sulphur Springs, were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Tiemeyer officiating. A private family interment was held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Patroon Cemetery in Shelbyville under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home. Pallbearers were John Sellers, Bill Hardage, Doug Williams, Mark Chadwell, Todd Williams, Jr., and Curry Dawson.

Mark passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born on November 20, 1961 in Chicago, IL, the son of David Bennecke and Joan York Wolff. Mark married Tammy Kay Williams Bennecke. She survives. He and his wife owned La Pooch Pet Resort in Sulphur Springs.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:

Parents, David Bennecke of Las Vegas, NV and Joan York Wolff of Dixon, IL

Sons:
Mark David Bennecke II of Wheaton, IL
Austin Leigh Bennecke of Sterling, IL
Jarred Cole Bennecke of Schumburg, IL

Step-son, Derrek Cooper of Mineola, TX

Brothers:
Todd Wolff of Dixon, IL
Scott Wolff of Third Lake, IL

Sisters:
Vicki Hager of Rock Falls, IL
Dawn May of Marseilles, IL
Wendy Bennecke Lee of Las Vegas, NV

Grandchild, Gentri Mae Cooper of Mineola

He was the son-in-law of Ray and Kathy Williams.

Prior to owning the La Pooch Pet Resort, Mark served as general manager for WAHL Corp., Animal Products Division winning many awards to show for his work in the business. He moved to Texas to fulfill a dream to have a 5 star pet resort and spa. He accomplished this in 5 years since starting the business. He was so proud of their facility and the work he was doing. He loved his patrons and considered each dog as part of the family. His smile and outgoing personality will be missed by many.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com and Local graveside services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center Texas.


1/18/2013

Funeral services for Alta Milford Hudson, 94, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at Corinth Church. Mrs. Hudson passed away Friday, January 18, 2013, in Garrison, TX.

Born July 13, 1918, in the Corinth Community near Timpson, TX, Alta Milford Hudson was the daughter of the late Flem and Annie (Bussey) Milford. She was married to the late Lester Hudson, and they owned and operated Fat’s Tackle Box in Timpson for many years. She was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church and spent much of her time caring for her family and friends.

Survivors include nephews Howell Glen Hudson of Timpson, Mike Hudson of Nacogdoches, and Joseph Hudson of Louisiana; nieces Gwen Billingsley, Cindy Summers, and Sharon Samford, all of Timpson, Ginger Voorheese of Tyler, and Joyce Scott of Garrison, TX; and numerous cousins and other relatives.

Alta Hudson was preceded in death by parents Flem and Annie Milford, husband Lester Hudson, son Harold Ray Hudson, and brother Johnny Milford.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements


Mildred Pinkston, 90, of Center, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born August 26, 1922 in Cushing, Texas to Henry and Villa (Richardson) Cariker. She was a graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University where she received a teaching degree. Mrs. Pinkston was an elementary teacher for CISD for many years, later being employed at The Champion Newspaper and she was also the author of several books detailing the history of Shelby County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Center and attended the Rachel Sunday Class and also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Villa Cariker, Husband, Bob Pinkston, Son, Bobby Pinkston and Sister, Lois Land.

She is survived by:
Sons:
Don Pinkston & wife, Karen of Waskom
Jerry Pinkston & wife, Barbara of Center

Daughter:
Sharon Pinkston Roberts of Nacogdoches

10 Grandchildren:
Robert Neal Pinkston, Jr.
Brad Pinkston
Ryan Pinkston
Ben Pinkston
Richard Pinkston
Austin Roberts
Blake Pinkston
Jordan Pinkston
Lexie Roberts
Stephanie Pinkston Cobb

5 Great Grandchildren

Pallbearers will be all of her Grandsons

In lieu of flowers, family ask that donations be made to the Roughrider Scholarship Fund

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Carolyn Jackson, 60, of Center, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. She was born March 4, 1952 in the Possum Trot Community of Shelby County to Preston Weeks and Gertrude Gladys Metcalf Weeks. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Jackson, Sammy Jackson, Mike Powdrill, James Lee, Douglas Jackson and Ray Jackson.

She is survived by
Husband: O’Neal Jackson of Center

Sons:
Joseph Schillings of Center
Anthony Schillings and wife, Tiffany of Center
Raul Schillings of Center
Phillip Jackson of Center

Daughters:
Karrie Dena Yanes of Center
Michelle Redmon and husband, Kenneth of Center
Angie Bridges of Center

Grandchildren:
Alexis Marie Schillings
Jaden Yanes
Daylon Fountain
Brianna Redmon
Brant Redmon
Calista Robles
Bethany Bridges

Brother: Roy Weeks and wife, Faye of Center

Sister: Frances Fountain of Lufkin

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Preceded in death by
Father: Preston Weeks
Mother: Gertrude Gladys Schillings

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


1/17/2013

Funeral service for Ollie A. Price will be held 10 AM Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Rose-Neath Chapel in Logansport, La. with Rev. George ‘Butch’ Rogers officiating. Graveside service will be held 3 PM Saturday in Tidwell Cemetery in Kelly, La. Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5 PM until 8 PM in the funeral home.

Mrs. Price, 75, of DeBerry, Tx. Passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in Center, TX.

Preceding Mrs. Price in death are, husband, A. J. Price, Sr.; grandchildren, David Wayne Price and Lisa Gail Franks; sister, Rachel Johnson; parents, Benjamin Neal and Ollie Graham Williams.

Those left to cherish her memory are, sons, Charlie Franks, Foster Franks and wife Teresa, David Franks and wife Lisa, Donald Franks, and A. J. Price III; daughters, Judy Smith, Opal Franks, and Alma Simmons and husband Matt; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Williams, Donald Williams, and Neal Williams, Jr.; sister, Patsy Curtis.

Honoring Mrs. Price as pallbearers will be John Eric Head, James Garrett, William Anding, Velton Thomas, Ricky Earl Williams, and Matt Simmons.

Services under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home,, Logansport, LA.


Mr. W.R. Langston, age 88, passed from this life on Sunday, Jauary 13, 2013, in Houston.

W.R. was born to Elma (Lakey) Langston and Jewel Langston on January 20, 1924, in Port Arthur, Texas. He served in the United States Air Force as a Instructor, and was employed as a Pilot working for Corporate and the Saudi Arabian Airlines, and TWA Airlines. He was a member of the Church of Christ in League City.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Glynn Langston officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

His survivors include: Wife, Bettye Langston of Kemah; Daughter, Marla Langston Maudlin and her husband, Johnny of the Bahamas and Kemah; Son, Glynn Langston and his wife, Ann of Ireland, and Lafayette, LA; Grandchildren, Nicholas Maudlin, Noah Reed Maudlin, Audre Langston, and Lauren Elise Langston, along with a great-grandchild, Parker Maudlin.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials/donations be made to: Insight International, (A Ministry to the Blind), P.O. Box 730, Carencro, LA 70520.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Funeral services for Emmarie Dawn Adams, 7, and her baby sister, Chloe Elizabeth Adams, 5, both of Mt. Pleasant, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Mays officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Ridge Cemetery.

Emmarie was born on August 11, 2005, and Chloe was born on May 15, 2007, both in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to their parents, Richard Adams and Dawn Wiggins Adams. They both are resting in their Lord and Savior’s arms in Heaven.

Emmarie was a princess. She loved playing dress up in the pretty princess clothes, tiaras, jewelry and shoes. She liked playing with the fairy tale carriage and horse, the life size dolls and everything else from the princess collection. She was a unique 2nd grader who had a wonderful imagination. Emmarie had made her profession of faith at a young age. She liked listening to contemporary praise and worship music with Lydia Stanley being her favorite artist. Emmarie also loved for her daddy to sing her some of her favorite Christian songs and enjoyed her dance classes and the friends she had made there.

Chloe aka Coco-Roo was considered the little monkey. She was full of life, preferring to run instead of walk, loved to climb, jump, swing, twirl and all other activities that little girls love to do. Her Papaw Adams actually taught her to spell her first word, which was WALK. She was very strong willed and liked to boss her big sister. Chloe loved her big sister and did everything she did. She loved dolls and stuffed animals and enjoyed dance class with Emmarie.

Both girls were home schooled and attended Sunday school classes at Trinity Baptist Church.
Emmarie and Chloe are survived by their parents, Richard and Dawn Adams of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; their grandparents, Melvin and Jean Adams of Nacogdoches; great-grandmothers, Opal Adams and Pauline Hicks; and one uncle, Ken Adams; and aunt and uncle, Ralph and Darlene Hicks of Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Tucker, Bruce Huber, Frank Adams, Jack Thrapp, Daniel Alvarenga, Rick Autrey, Carl Partin and James Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons and the Elders of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations in Emmarie and Chloe’s names to Gaurranty Bond Bank, C/O Trinity Baptist Church, PO Box 1158, Mount Pleasant, Texas 75476, in the name of Dawn Adams family.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, from 5-7 PM at Laird Funeral Home.

To convey condolence, sign the online register book or make memorial donations, please log onto www.lairdfh.net.


Gwendolyn Yvette Hightower, 45 of Garrison, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. She was born December 11, 1967 in Houston, Texas to A.J. Hightower and Jessie Peterson Hightower. She was of the baptist faith.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1pm at Mt. Mariah Church in Garrison wtih Pastors L.V. Norman and James Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Mariah Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

She is survived by:
Uncle and Aunt: Ozine and Dorothy Roberts of Garrison, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


1/16/2013

Emma Candace Milford was born in Alto, Texas on December 23, 1915 to Sidney Marvin Ramsey and Florence Valeta Hearne Ramsey. The Lord called her home on January 15, 2013 at the age of ninety-seven.

Emma was one of nine children: Lavennia, or Sis as she was called, Roy, Troy, James, Grace, Avis, Margie, and Alma. Sis’ daughter, Betty, lived with the family her entire childhood and was more like a sister than a niece.

Emma married Arthur Milford March 1, 1934 and they spent 57 years together until the Lord called Arthur home October, 1991. They had three living children, James Harold, Linda and Judy. Glenda being the first was stillborn. They had eight grandchildren: Ricky, Tracy, Darren, Marty, Tammy, Jeff, Stephen and Nathan. Emma’s children are so proud of having been raised by Christian parents who carried them to church and taught them to love and trust in the Lord.

After Arthur’s death, Emma moved from the farm to the senior apartments in town. Here she spent the next ten years living next to other seniors who became her dear friends. They enjoyed sharing their baked goods and working their flower gardens and just visiting with each other. Emma suffered a broken hip and was out for a while, but soon came back doing what she loved best, cooking and sharing with the ones who were shut in. She went back to picking up their mail and taking it to them. She was active until her late eighties, and still attending the Shady Grove Methodist Church until she fractured her back and spent the rest of her life in a nursing home.

If Emma had a hobby, I guess it was cooking. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed sharing her baked goods with friends and family. You were always welcome at her table, if for a meal or just some good homemade cookies or pie. She always said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” and that she did. She gave of herself and her love all the days of her life. I think it would be safe to say she left this world loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include son James H. Milford and wife Jean of Longview, TX; daughters Linda Askins and husband Charles of Timpson and Judy Ramsey husband Ken of Timpson; grandchildren: Ricky, Tracy, Darren, Marty, Tammy, Jeff, Stephen and wife Chrissy, and Nathan and wife Hannah; great grandchildren: Conner, Dustin, Amanda and husband Val, Cody and wife Ciara, Chris, Blake, David, Doug, Gunnar, Gavin, Morgan, Paige, Taylor, David, and Tristan; great great grandson Trip.

Also surviving are sisters Margie Childs and husband Terrell, Avis Stamps, and Alma Bridwell; niece Betty Parker; sisters-in-law Jackie Ramsey and Carmen Milford; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 9:30 AM on Thursday and continue until service time.

To convey condolences or to register please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


C. D. Youngblood, 77, of Stephenville passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 in Stephenville.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Holleman officiating.

C. D. was born June 29, 1935 in Center, Texas to the late Arthur D. and Cora McKenzie Youngblood. He married Jennie Lee Tidwell on January 13, 1973 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. C. D. and Jennie Lee owned and operated Jennie Lee Catfish Restaurant in Stephenville from 1985 until 1997. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and has lived in Stephenville since 1985; moving here from Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Survivors include his wife, Jennie Lee; siblings, Steve and Sandra Youngblood of San Marcos, Eula and Jerry Hendricks of Navasoto, and Doug and Bess Youngblood of Center; children, Belinda Blasing of Norwalk, Wisconsin, Teresa Flood of Ozark, Missouri, Terry Cline of Dublin, TX, and Salena Shaw of Dublin, TX; grandchildren, Corey Cline, Makayla Matzen, Dustin Cline, Tyler Tackett, Tanner Shaw, Terrell Shaw, and Tesara Flood; and five great grandchildren

Besides his parents, C. D. was preceded in death by four brothers, Everett, John, Roy, and Dowell Youngblood.

Family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Scott and White Emory Bellard ALS Clinic at www.sw.org/sites/developement.

Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.


1/15/2013

James Doyle Folsom, 65, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 4, 1947 in Center to Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom. Mr. Folsom was a Vietnam War Veteran.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn presiding.

Honorary pallbearer will be Verlon Luman.

He is survived by

Daughters:
Jamie Collins of Burleson
Carrie Bowen of The Woodlands

Son: Jim Folsom of Burleson

Eight Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Mother: Vastine Folsom of Center

Brother: Randy Folsom of Center

Sister: Carolyn Shaw of Plano

He is preceded in death by
Father: Daniel Folsom, Sr.
Brothers: Larry Folsom and Daniel Folsom

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


James Ray "Rough House" Beard, 63, of Garrison, Texas passed away January 14, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. He was born November 9, 1949 to Arvin Taylor Beard and Odra Burgay Beard. He was a truck driver and a member of Cold springs Baptist Church.

Family and friends visitation will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 10am to 11am at Garrison Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will be at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughter: Lisa Trader and husband Gary of Magnolia, Texas

Son: Jim McDaniel of Alabama

Granddaughter: Kodi Trader of Magnolia, Texas

Grandson: Gage McDaniel

Sister: Bobbie Watson of Eunice, LA

Brothers:
Leo "Biggen" Beard of Garrison, Texas
Smoky Beard of Garrison, Texas
Sandy Beard and wife Teresa of Tenaha, Texas

Host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, 3 sisters: Mildred Droddy, Gwendolyn McNamana, Glenda Faye Mackey.

Pallbearers:
Gary Trader, Greg Murdock, Gerald Mackey, Charles Mackey, Ronald Mackey, and Blake Beard.

Funeral services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


Funeral services for Margie Hemphill Pierce, 76, of Frankston, Texas will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:00pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Logansport, LA. Rev. Jeff Spring will officiate. Interment will follow in the O.E. Price Cemetery.

Margie was born in Chase, LA on August 22, 1936. She entered into rest at Frankston Healthcare Center on January 13, 2013.

She was preceded in death by husband Lawrence Oneal Pierce, Sr.; son Lawrence Oneal Pierce, Jr.; granddaughter Cassie Pierce; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons Tommy Pierce and wife Tina of Grandberry, Texas, Rickey Pierce of Joaquin, Texas; daughters Kathy Seago and husband Cecil of Palestine, Texas, Lisa May and husband James of Joaquin, Texas; sister Betty Rose Stakeley of Stonewall, Louisiana; and numerous grandchildren.

Honoring her as pallbearers will be Titus Harvey, Daniel Webster, Darrel Webster, Lawrence Pierce, Sam Caston, Wesley Caston, Dillion Eddington, Tyler Pate, Nathan Caston, and James Caston. Honorary pallbearers will be Isaih Caston and Josh Sterling.


1/10/2013

Mildred “Cricket” Cockrell Sechler, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at Christus Schumpert Highland in Shreveport, Louisiana.  She was born July 30, 1932 in Joaquin Tx to William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Hooper Cockrell.  She was a member of Lydia Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Wes Hall and Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin.

Pallbearers will be Wes Lewis, Rodney Luman, Adam Wiley, Jason Davis, Randal Eaves and Sammy O’Rear. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jonathan Wiley.

She is survived by
Husband: Oren C. Sechler of Shelbyville

Daughters:
Linda Darnell Shy and husband, Perry of Dallas
Shirley Evon Lewis of Port Arthur

Son:
Charles Anthony Sechler and wife, Marilyn of Douglass

Grandchildren:
Wesley Lewis
April Lewis Luman
Adam Wiley
Jonathan Wiley
Felicia Davis

Eight Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Dovie L. Sholar of Shelbyville
Sally Furlow and husband, Jake of Huxley

Preceded in death by
Parents: William Oswald Cockrell and Rosa Dean Hopper Cockrell
Three Brothers: T.P. Cockrell, Billy Mac Cockrell, William Cockrell
One Sister: Frances Wagstaff
Infant child: Baby Ricks

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


Paralee Evans, age 83, of Fairfield, passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Fairfield in Freestone Co.

Paralee was born March 21, 1929 in Pert, TX Anderson Co. She was the Daughter of Henry U. Champion and Minnie Alma Ferguson Champion.

Ms. Evans was an officer manager for Lee Optical in the Richmond/Rosenberg TX area. After she retired in 1984 she and her husband T.J. Evans moved back to her home in San Augustine where she worked for the San Augustine ISD. She later moved to Lufkin. She loved gardening, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and most of all, being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Funeral Services will be held on 3 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

She is survived by Sons: Jerry Allen and wife Susan New Ulm, MN; John Allen and wife Karen Gilmer, TX; Phillip Allen and wife Carolyn Community of Freestone, TX; and David Allen and wife Patsy Austin, TX; Step-Children: Pat Evans, Becky Lasher, Marla Brophy, and Cody Evans; 8 grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents; 3 Husbands: Horace Hubert Allen, Gail Christian, and T.J. Evans; Daughter and Son-in-law: Diane Allen Stevens and Thomas Stevens; Siblings: Lillian Dabbs, Dorothy Bishop, DeeAlva Boles, Noah Champion, Thomas Champion, Bertha Cook, Bryant Champion, Carl Champion, and Robert Champion; Great-granddaughters: Mykayla Grace Allen and Claire Signe Allen.

Prior to death she was a resident of the Bradford House Assisted Living Home in Gilmer, TX and then moved to Fairfield Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be Saturday evening, January 12, 2013, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas 75972.

online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts


Hicks Mortuary and Walker Funeral Home of Baytown are announcing funeral services for, Mrs. Yvonne Marilyn Morris, Davis (92) of Houston, Texas, died at her home on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Mrs. Davis’ services will be Saturday, January 12, 2013, at University Christian Church on Southmore in Houston, Texas, at 10:00am.

Among local services are: nephews Travis Morris of Center, Elma Ray Roberts of Timpson, and niece Lena Mae Williams of Timpson, Texas.

Burial will be at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas, around 4pm.

Local services are under the direction of Hicks Mortuary.


Funeral services for Mr. Joe “Road Hog” Harrison, 59 of the Old Center Community of Panola County, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chester Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in Adams Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Harrison died Monday, January 7, 2013 at his home in Old Center.

Mr. Freddie Joe Harrison was born November 13, 1953 in Shelby County, Texas to Fred and Anna Frances Sirman Harrison. He attended Logansport schools and was a longtime truck driver for Sand Hill. “Road Hog”, as he was known to his friends, enjoyed hunting, riding his 4-wheelers, motorcycles and spending time with his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents; Ted and Mary Harrison and Henry and Addie Sirman.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his father, Fred Harrison of Galloway; daughters, Katrina Lyn Keith of Kilgore and Miranda Jo Edmondson and husband Bobby of Kilgore; sons, Dustin Harrison and fiancé Amber Dyson of Carthage, and Justin “Dutch” Harrison of Lake Murvaul; brother, Wayne Harrison and wife Bobby of Deadwood; sisters, Betty Britt and husband David of Antioch and Dianna Harrison of Tatum; grandchildren, Kortney Thomas, Clayton Keith, Braden Edmondson and Mason Edmondson; step-grandchildren, Layton Pittman, Logan Edmondson and Lane Edmondson, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Special thanks to Larry Joe Eaves for his love and concern for our family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Harrison, Jason Harrison, Mitch Harrison, Davy Hartley, Richard Newman, Danny Pierce and David Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Smith, Sam Swint, Bo Hughes and Sheldon Trammell.

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


Berta Daurine Babek, 93, of Tenaha, passed away January 9, 2013, resting comfortably. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th at First Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas, followed by graveside services at Ramah Baptist Church.

She was born May 31, 1919, in Cisco, Texas. She was preceded in death by her son Lamoin and her daughter Patricia. She is survived by her daughter Terry Woodruff and son-in-law Richard; her two grandsons, Stephen Brown, and Spencer Brown and his wife, Rebecca; two great grandchildren, David and Sarah; and two great-great grandchildren, Jayden and Payton.

She has been a resident of Tenaha for over 50 years and was well known for her chocolate chip cookies, which she often delivered to brighten peoples’ days. Berta tried to make every person she met feel like a friend. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends.

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


Fern Bruner Bush died at age 98, in Ruston, Louisiana, on January 8, 2013 Born in Smith County Texas, on February 26, 1914, she was the daughter of Elzy Bruner and Myrtle Hollis Bruner, the fourth of seven children. Her three brothers and three sisters have all predeceased her.

Growing up in Mineola, Texas, in a large family with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins nearby, she developed a love of family, family gatherings, and an interest in people. Her marriage to Haley Bush, who she called "Bush," brought her into another large and extended East Texas family that she enjoyed throughout her life. They built a home in Mineola, and their three children, two daughters and a son, were born there. When her husband's job transfers required moving, first to Longview, Texas, and then to Shreveport, Louisiana, she welcomed the moves, and settled into a life focused on home and family, church, and friends. She liked to cook, and her peach cobblers, in particular, were generally acknowledged to be "the best ever." Shortly before his retirement, her husband became ill and she became a widow at age 52, just one month before the birth of her first grandchild.

With the encouragement of friends, she worked as a sales person in locally-owned shops, first in women's clothing and then jewelry. She often filled spare time with projects that ranged from refinishing furniture to quilting and other needlework. But one of her greatest pleasures was rocking her grandchildren and great grandchildren when they were babies, and she took advantage of many opportunities to do that. Eventually, she moved to Van, Texas, to be near her sisters, and later as her health declined, to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and then to Ruston, Louisiana, where she had the help of her daughters and son.

In spite of her memory loss and declining health, she kept some of her quick wit and sense of humor. At a celebration of her 98th birthday, for example, when a daughter asked if she knew how old she was, she said, "No' When asked if she would like to be told, she said, "Yes, Very quietly!"

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson and a visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the funeral service at Corinth Cemetery in Timpson.

She is survived by three children, five granddaughters, and twelve great-grandchildren: Beverly Bush
Patterson and her husband Dan, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and their daughters, Heather Boggs of
Cary, North Carolina; Holly O'Neill and her husband Sean of Boca Raton, Florida; Stacie Dietsch and her
husband Peter of Midland, TX and Shelley Hinkle and her husband John of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; her son Jere Bruner Bush of Gun Barrel City, Texas; and her daughter Suzanne Bush Rainer and her husband Joe, of Ruston, Louisiana, and their daughter Haley Holder and her husband Dominik of Gloster, Louisiana. great- grandchildren: Alissa and Abby Boggs; Emily an James O'Neill; Stephen, Timothy, Lydia, and Titus Dietsch; Maxwell, Oliver, and Evelyn Hinkle; and E. J. Holder, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com


1/09/2013

Funeral services for Lucille Davis, 81, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 12, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Richerson officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson. Mrs. Davis passed away Wednesday, January 09, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX.

Born April 12, 1931, in Timpson, TX, Lucille Hailey Davis was the daughter of the late James and I. O. (Crawford) Hailey. She and John L. Davis were married February 18, 1950, in Timpson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Each summer she enjoyed attending the Mt. Olive Cemetery Homecoming. The true joy in her life were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include daughter Linda Solice and husband Jerry of Timpson; sons James Davis of Houston and Jeffrey Davis and wife Bamba of Hazen, AR; grandchildren John Solice and wife Katrina of Timpson, Wanda Arvello and husband Danny of Timpson, Jodi Robinson of Shepherd, TX., Josh Davis of Shepherd, TX., and Ashley Elliott and husband Daniel of Magnolia, AR; great grandchildren Haleigh and Jaren Solice, Nicholas, Natalie and Noah Arvello, Johnny and Addison Robinson, Kaylin Davis and Madison Elliott; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Lucille Davis was preceded in death by husband John L. Davis, parents James and I.O. Hailey, grandsons Jason Solice and Cory Davis and 8 siblings.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Funeral Services for Ms. Marinda Wilson (53) of Timpson, Texas will be Saturday, January 12, at 2pm. Ms. Wilson’s services will be at First United Smyrna Baptist Church, with Minister Derrick Rhodes officiating. Ms. Wilson died at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Survivors are:

Mother: Christopher Williams of Ardmore Oklahoma

Sons:
Chris Wilson of Houston, Texas
Cory Wilson of Timpson, Texas

Daughters:
Bobbie Wilson of Hutto, Texas
Kay Wilson of Timpson, Texas

Brothers:
Eddie Wilson of Birmingham, Alabama
Jereal Wayne Bruton of Timpson, Texas

Sister: Terry Wilson of Birmingham Alabama

Visitation will be at 1st United Smyrna Baptist Church from 7-9pm on Friday, January 11, 2013. Burial will be at Timpson City Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Services under direction of Hicks Mortuary.


1/08/2013

Mrs. Perlie Mae Gossett, 81, of Timpson, Texas passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2012 10am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Zwolle, Louisiana with interment to follow in Garden Memories Cemetery, Zwolle, LA. Pastor Claude Carter will officiate.

She is survived by:

Son, Allen Gossett of Timpson, Texas and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.


Funeral services were held for Mrs. JoAnn Rector Wisener, 78, of Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 10:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Sevar and Dr. David Holder officaiting. Burial followed at Douglass Cemetery.

Mrs. Wisener was born on August 2, 1934, in Douglass, Texas to the late A.J. Rector and Delilah Coats Rector. She passed away on January 7, 2013, in Nacogdoches.

 

 


Glenda Ellison Hewitt, 75 of Pittsburg, Texas passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at ETMC in Pittsburg, Texas. She was born January 3, 1937 in Camp County, Texas to Meredit Ellison and Sarah Foncie Julian Ellison. She was retired from the USDA after 40 years of service.

Memorial services were held Friday, January 4, 2013 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg, Texas.

Surivors include:

Sons:
Anthony Martin of Cypress, Texas
Richard Martin of Bedford, Texas

Daughters:
Lesa Farthing of Magnolia, Texas
Suann Lilly of Jasper

8 Grandchildren and 11 Great grandchildren

Brothers:
Tommy Ellison of Pittsburg
Philip Ellison of Pittsburg

Sisters:
Marianne Greathouse of Pittsburg
Sara Wilson of Tulso, OK
Judy Ellison of San Antonion, Texas
Pam Assunto of Houston

And numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by Bill Hewitt, parents Meredit Ellison and Sarah Foncie Julian Ellison, and daughter Bobbie Hewitt.

Memorial may be made to your local SPCA or any local animal shelter.

Services were under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home in Pittsburg, Texas.


1/07/2013

Funeral services for Wendell Jewell Scott, 60, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson. Mr. Scott passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, in Timpson.

Born June 24, 1952, in Jasper, TX, Wendell Scott was the son of the late Alvin E. “Bo” Scott and Joyce Keating Scott. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1971 and served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He and Thelma Hutto were married on March 29, 1975, in Timpson. Wendell worked for many years as a foreman with Southern Pacific Railroad.

Survivors include his wife Thelma Hutto Scott of Timpson; mother Joyce Keating Scott of Garrison, TX; daughter Wendy Coats and husband James of Nacogdoches, TX; granddaughter Kinley Marie Coats of Nacogdoches; nieces Kristi Grogan of Corpus Christi and Karla Leslie of Tyler; and nephew Phillip Cross of Tennessee.

Wendell Scott was preceded in death by father Alvin “Bo” Scott and sister Veronica Cross.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home,
511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangments.


Lloyd Gene Melton, 75, of Center, Texas passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Tyler, Texas. He was born May 13, 1938 in Houston, Texas to A.D. Melton and Roberta Chandler Melton. He was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 from 4:30 to 6pm at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11am at Tennessee Presbyterian Church with interment to follow at Old Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

He is survived by:

Wife: Janice Dawing Melton of Center, Texas

Mother: Roberta Melton of Conroe, Texas

Sons:
Kevin Melton and wife Nicole of Wimberly, Texas
Keith Melton and wife Meagan of St. Johns, Florida

Step Daughter: Sheryll Estes of Spring, Texas

Step Son: Duane Dawing of Whitehall, New York

Brother: Mike Melton and wife Phyllis of Garrison, Texas

4 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren

Funeral services under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.


James L. Humphries, 95, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Smith officiating and Eulogy by Bill Stegall. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

He was born April 4, 1917 in Shelby County to Joe and Ovilla (Watson) Humphries. He served in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a road construction contractor in South Texas until he retired in 1970 and moved back to his hometown in Center, Texas where he began to work in the poultry and ranching industry until 1985. He and his wife, Marie loved traveling all over the world, among those includes Alaska, Canada & many National Parks all over the US.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joe and Ovilla Humphries, Wife, Marie Wiggins Humphries, Sister, Vera Mae Keith and Brother, Alton Humphries.

He is survived by:
Wife:
Marie Clark Humphries of Center

Son:
James “Jay” Humphries, Jr. & wife, Miki of San Antonio

Grandchildren:
Shari O’Brien & husband, Larry of San Antonio
Suzanne Hogan & husband, Michael Bill of San Antonio
Oscar O. Pena & wife, Doreen of Laredo
Karl Pena of Laredo

Great Grandchildren:
Maude & Ruby O’Brien
Julia Hogan
Nicolas, Ever, Cristo & David

Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Special Family Friends:
Bill & Judy Stegall of Center

Pallbearers: Zachary Crawford, Christopher Crawford, Leroy Watson, Bill Stegall, Larry O’Brien & Michael Bill Hogan

Honorary Pallbearers: Randy Hughes, Ronnie Hughes & Larry Crawford

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


Michael Lane Cox, 41, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.

He was born on December 7, 1971, to his parents, Lane Cox and Carolyn Meador Cox.

Michael was married to his wife Kimberly Birdwell Cox for 22 years. Together they had two children, Kailyan Laine Cox, 16, and Kade Michael Cox, 10. He is also survived also by his parents, Lane and Carolyn Cox; sister and brother-in-law, Sherri and Brady Taylor of Woden; aunts and uncles, Marvis and Gary Johnson of Nacogdoches, Lloyd and Brenda Cox of Lufkin, Charles Wayne and Marsha Meador of Melrose, Jerry and Tracy Meador of Melrose, Larry Meador and Cyndi of Huntington.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gwen and Charles Meador and Delma and Elton Cox.

Michael's years of work in his family's logging business, working with his grandpa and uncles, meant more to him than any career path he had followed.

He loved to be the center of attention and would do anything to help anyone. This has been a long journey, but near the end he found comfort in his relationship with God.

The celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Exchange Support Group Inc., 6720 Bertner Ave. 4-129, Houston, TX 77030. This group is dedicated to helping heart transplant recipients and their families, such as Michael's, as well as promoting donor awareness.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


Mrs. Pauline Moore Pool, age 98, a longtime resident of East Texas, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, in Lufkin.

She was born June 16, 1914, in Teague, Texas, to parents, Rev. James Thomas Moore, Sr. and Lyda Ethel Ford Moore. Pauline lived in several Texas towns while growing up as her father was a Methodist minister. She graduated from high school in Center, Texas. She and her husband Lester operated Pool's Pharmacy for a number of years.

Pauline and Lester were members of First Methodist Church for many years, where she was active in the Women's Missionary Society, taught children's Sunday School classes and participated in their annual summer Vacation Bible Schools. A talented musician, she played both pipe organ and piano.

Her survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Weldon Alders of Midway, Texas; grandchildren, Leslie Alders Shatto and Michael W. Alders; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Shwarts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester R. Pool, on September 11, 1985. Pauline moved to the Pinecrest Methodist Retirement Community in Lufkin in 2004, where she resided until her death.

Funeral services have been set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at The First Methodist Church Chapel, located at 201 E. Hospital Street, Nacogdoches, with the Rev. Christie Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 5127 North Street, Nacogdoches, where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved Lester.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.


1/06/2013

Louise Brown, 98, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at First Baptist Church Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at First Baptist Church.

Louise Brown was born on September 20, 1914 in Lafayette, Louisiana and died on January 5, 2013 at the Holiday Nursing Home in Center, Texas. She was married to the “love of her life”, Hollis Brown for over 39 years. Louise was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hollis, her parents Noel Alexander Magnon & Marie Guidry Magnon of Lafayette, LA.

Louise was also blessed enough to have been raised with 9 other siblings, with whom have all preceded her in death, and they were: Wallace, Orran, Cleveland & George Magnon, Marie Martin, Blanche Castille, Birdie Ferguson, and Ruby Bajat. Her life continued to be blessed by (33) thirty three first generation nieces & nephews however; there were an additional 4 generations of family members at the time of her death. There were a few people that were more like her children than her nieces & nephews, and they are: William Garmany of Houston, TX, Nancy Bajat Babineaux of Jacksonville, FL, Ronnie Magnon of Ocala FL, Burton Brown of Center, TX, Maggie McKay of Lebanon MO, Trey Bajat of Carencro, LA, and the late Burton Garmany of Logansport, LA.

For over (50) fifty years, Louise was blessed to have Odessa Link in her life. Odessa was very near & dear to her heart as any daughter could have been, and Louise loved her as a daughter.
Louise was a very devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Center, Texas, where she was an active member in the Golden Harvest Club, the Women’s Missionary Union, and the Conway Sunday School Class for over 40 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Golden Harvest Club or the Conway Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church of Center in her name.

Pallbearers:
William Garmany of Houston, Texas, Burton Brown of Center, Texas, Kermic Bajat Jr. of Carencro, Louisiana, Trey Bajat of Carencro, Louisiana, Chris Link of Center, Texas, and Roy Blackshear of Center, Texas.

Honorary Pallbearers:
Keith Link, Kevin Link, John Burns and Joe Anderson

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas


1/05/2012

Funeral services for Tammy Lynn (Beard) Frazier, 48, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 09, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home.

Tammy Lynn Beard Frazier, the daughter of Carl Lavone and Jean (Sunday) Beard, was born November 9, 1964, in Houston, TX, and passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, in Timpson.

Survivors include husband Ben Frazier of Timpson; parents Carl Lavone and Jean Beard of Houston; brother Darren Palmer and wife Sandra of Carlisle, TX; grandmother Pauline Sunday, also of Carlisle; sons Chris Hollnagel and wife Holly of Douglass, TX, and Thomas Frazier of Timpson; daughters Kelly Frazier and Kelsey Frazier, both of Timpson; grandchildren: Ricky Carrol, Noah and Hannah Hollnagel; Chrissy, C. J., and Xander Hollnagel; Keith, Collan, and Guy Frazier; Colton Frazier, BryLee and BreeAnna Green; and Kayden Haessly.

Also surviving are mother-in-law Sherry Churchman Frazier of Timpson; brother-in-law Robert Frazier of Timpson; sister-in-law Linda Todd and husband Joe of Timpson; niece Lyndsay Williamson, her husband Kade, and daughter Lexis of Garrison; and nephews Jacob Todd and fiancee’ Leigh Patterson of Spring, TX, and Samuel Todd of Timpson.

Tammy Frazier was preceded in death by brother Doug Beard, son Dustin Hollnagel, and daughter Samantha Frazier.

To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


Nicholas Szabo, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. He was born November 8, 1924 in Divernon, Illinois to Louis Szabo and Elizabeth Molnar Szabo.

No services are planned.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Szabo of Shelbyville; sons, John M. Szabo of St. Charles, Illinois, James R. Szabo of Cleveland, Ohio and Paul J. Szabo of Bethalto, Illinois; four grandchildren; one great grandchild and brothers, Alex Szabo of Tovey, Illinois and Joseph Szabo of Taylorville, Illinois.

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


1/04/2013

Jimmie LaRoyce Rushing, 58 of Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at his residence. Grave side services were held at noon Friday, January 4, 2013 at West View Cemetery, Center, Texas with Prince Howard Cloudy officiating.

He is survived by:

3 sisters: Cynthia (Anthony) Hooks of San Angelo, Texas
Benita Washington of Center
LaMika Rushing of San Antonio, Texas

Brother: Darrel Rushing of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Services are under direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Earl Blackwell, 85, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2012 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born April 20, 1927 in Lubbock County to John Raleigh Blackwell and Mary Louiza Dockery Blackwell.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2012 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. No funeral service is planned.

He is survived by
Sons:
Robert Doyle Blackwell of California
Keith Blackwell and wife, Angelie of Timpson
Kenneth Blackwell of Timpson
Mark Blackwell of Timpson

Daughter: Stella Teets Vaught and husband, James of Shelbyville

Grandchildren:
Keith Blackwell, Jr.
Justin Blackwell
Jeffery Blackwell
Denise Blackwell
Michelle Bridges
Kenneth Blackwell, Jr.
Jennifer Blackwell
Will Blackwell
Luke Blackwell
Marcus Blackwell
Billie Teets
Lisa Teets
Cody Teets

15 Great Grandchildren

Sisters:
Annie Bell Barnes of De Queen, Arkansas
Essie Squires of Shenandoah, Iowa

Preceded in death by
Parents: John Raleigh Blackwell and Mary Louiza Dockery Blackwell
Wife: Hester Mae Haywood Blackwell
Son: Jimmy Blackwell
Daughter: Betty Blackwell
8 Brothers
4 Sisters

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


Dorothy (Hendrick) Pate, 86, of Timpson, TX, passed away Friday, January 04, 2013, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Dr. Josh Walters and Bro. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, January 05, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.

Born October 7, 1926, in the Waterman Community of Shelby County, Texas, Dorothy Faye Hendrick Pate was the daughter of the late Elzie and Susie Anna (Green) Hendrick. She was married to Arvel Pate on December 20, 1941, in Center, TX. Dorothy was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Dorothy and Arvel lovingly reared five boys and four girls. Dorothy also found time for gardening flowers and vegetables. Being blessed with a “green thumb,” her children said she could even grow ivy on a rock or in the middle of a desert. But the main focus of her life was caring for Bubba, and her other children loved her for that.

Survivors include her sons David Pate and wife Debra, Danny Pate and wife Sue, and Timmy Pate and wife Cheryl, all of Timpson, and Jeff Pate and wife Cynthia of Kosse, TX; daughters Arlene Horton and husband Hal of Timpson, Susan Naron and husband Joe of Nacogdoches, Elaine Parker of Nacogdoches, and Pam Faussett and husband Jimbo of Timpson; sister Ada Essery of Timpson; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren.

Dorothy Pate was preceded in death by her parents Elzie and Susie Anna Hendrick, husband Arvel Pate, son Michael Eugene Pate, great granddaughter Megan Mason, son-in-law Butch Parker, and brother Kenneth Hendrick.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, 2039 CR 1470, Center, TX 75935.
To convey condolences or to register online, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.


1/03/2013

Kenneth M. McCarty, 64, passed away January 2, 2013 in Haughton, Louisiana. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11am at Aulds Funeral Home Chapel 7849 E. Kings Hwy Shreveport, LA. Mr. McCarty was born August 7, 1948 in Timpson, Texas and was a member of the Timpson Class of 1966.


Funeral services for D. Ann Pinner Cain, 51, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bailey Alders and Reverend R.G. “Bud” Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Houston County. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 4th at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cain was born July 26, 1961 in Lufkin, Texas, and died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at her residence. She was member of the Joaquin High School Class of 1979. She was a member of the Christian Life Center in Nacogdoches.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Mitzi and Michael Norton and Ashley Faye Case, all of Nacogdoches; son, Evan D. Cain of Lufkin; grandchildren, Hailey, Haiden, and Hagan Norton; parents, Jerry D. and Joy (Kelsey) Pinner of Lufkin; brother, Ray Lynn Pinner of Lufkin; sister, Jerry Gail Pinner of Lufkin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Michael Cain and Gary Case.

Pallbearers will be Joey Landers, Chase Aldredge, Dylan Pinner, Colyn Pinner, Logan Pinner and Landon Pinner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Life Center, 2604 N. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.


Prince W.M. Swindell, 99, of Shelby County passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Harker Heights, Texas. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 11am at Center Triumph Church in Center, Texas. Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at the church from 9am to 11am. Prince Howard Cloudy will officiate with interment to follow at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas.

Mr. Swindell is survived by:

Sons:
Earl M. Swindle of Houston
Charles (Mora) Swindell of Richmond, Texas
Earnest (Janet) Swindell of Missouri City, Texas

Daughters:
Retha Swindell of Baytown, Texas
Pamela (Richard) McClelland of Harker Heights
Donna Brown of Houston
Debra Carpenter of Missouri City, Texas
Dadra Campbell of Missouri City, Texas

19 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grand children

Sisters:
Jane Ann Land of Shelbyville, Texas
Pinkie Atkinson of Shelbyville, Texas

Brother: Willie Swindle of Shelbyville, Texas

Funeral services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Mr. Leon Singleton, 81, of Nacogdoches passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 1pm at Triumph Church, Center, Texas with Rev. David Mitchell to officiate. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas.

He is survived by:

Daughters:
Cynthia Akilo of Longivew, Texas
Jacqueline Alexander of Lufkin
Charolette Singleton of Houston
Sharon Singleton of Houston
Sandra Singleton of Houston

Sons:
Archie Clayton Singleton of Longview, Texas
Michael Wayne Singleton of Houston

Sisters:
Fannie Holman of Longview, Texas
Georgia Mays of Logansport, LA
Sandra Sims of Logansport, LA
Elma Suell of Center
Ellen Garrett of Center
Billie Daniels of Center
Debra May Weather of Mansfield, LA

Brothers:
Archie Singleton of Longview, Texas
Willie Jane Singleton of Longview
Verondean Singleton of Shreveport, LA

23 Grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren

Funeral services under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


1/02/2013

Helen Morgan, age 60, entered into rest in San Augustine on December 29, 2012. She was born in Houston on September 4, 1952, to the late Sylvester J. and Christine (Gurney) Moszkowicz.

Mrs. Morgan served her Lord in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lufkin. She worked in the accounting section for local banks.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Randy Morgan of Broaddus; son Randy Thomas Morgan and wife Jennifer Christi of Broaddus; grandchildren Robert Thomas, Randy Wayne, Riley William, and Ryder Sylvester; sister Dorothy Summers of Porter; brother Dominik Moszkowicz of Lissie, Texas; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sylvester and Christine Moszkowicz.

A Mass service will be held Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:00 A.M., St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lufkin, with Father Francis O'Dowell officiating. A Rosary will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at the church with visitation with the family following. Burial will be in the Broaddus Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Pallbearers inlclude Robert Thomas Morgan, Randy Wayne Morgan, Arthur Ehmling, Larry Derkowski, John Allbritton, Bryan Moszkowicz, Daniel Moszkowicz, and Bradley Laskowski.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Broddus Cemetery Fund.

Online obituary and condolences may be posted at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.


Dorothy Lowe (Culbert), 79 of Highlands TX, passed peacefully from this life, in her home, the night of December 28th after a long battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.

Dorothy was born in Westchester, New York to Robert & Ida Culbert, but has been a Texan since 1976.

As an active member of Living Word Church, she continually found ways to serve God. Dorothy’s bible was never far from her. She loved to write scriptures and come up with new ideas/crafts for her Sunday school class. Her most cherished moments in life however, was the time spent with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren! Her hobbies included: crafts, games shows, baking, gardening, and crossword puzzles.

Dorothy is survived by one brother Robert Culbert (Karen).

Three children (and spouses): Fred Lowe, Gerald Lowe (Susan) and Joseph Lowe (Melissa); Thirteen grandchildren (and spouses): Samantha Haas (BJ), Jackie Haas (Jay), Jessica Haas (Steve), Erica Haas, Crystal Lucky, Kristen Elliot (James), Michael Lowe, Timothy Lowe, Leah Williams (Randy), Nekayah Spence (Carl), Freddie Lowe, Christopher Lowe, & Robert Martin.

Twenty-one great-grandchildren: Conner Wiley, Jaycie & Jaxon Williams - Madison, Ethan, & Haidyn DeLeon - Gage & Giovanni Vera - Cody Haas - Kyle, Corbin, & Cameron Elliot - Jordan & Logan Williams - Brodie Sandoval, Ethan & Audrie Spence - Janie Lowe - Craig, Caydence & Chloe Dodds.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Lowe, Parents Robert & Ida Culbert, Brother Edwin Culbert, Son Robert Lowe, Son Walter Lowe, Daughter Dottie.

Friends and family will gather for a memorial service on Saturday, January 5th, 2012 at 12:00 at the Living Word Church in Highlands, TX. Pastor Lonnie Carroll will officiate.

Dorothy will be buried at Sterling White Cemetery in the Serenity Garden, located at 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road in Highlands, TX.

Flowers and Condolences can be sent to Sterling White Funeral Home.

Services are under the direction of Sterling White Funeral Home.


Laverne Broyles, 79, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. She was born July 11, 1933 in Oklahoma to Jewell Nichols and Lola Marie Wylie Nichols. She was a member of Old Center Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele presiding.

She is survived by
Son: Tommy Broyles and wife, Pat of Tenaha

Granddaughters:
Alleena Odom and husband, Bradley of Huxley
Sandy Broyles of Blanchard, Louisiana

Great Grandchildren:
Andrew Evans of Timpson
Amber Evans of Huxley
Austin Evans of Huxley
Brianna Bunting of Tenaha
Allison Odom of Huxley
Colby Bunting of Blanchard, Louisiana

Sister: Thelma Harkness of Center

Numerous other relatives

Preceded in death by
Parents: Jewell Nichols and Lola Marie Wylie Nichols
Husband: J.C. Broyles

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


Clovis Bruce Bittick, 65, of Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. He was born January 16, 1947 in Center to Jessie Clovis Bittick and Barbara Bell Bittick. He attended Lone Star Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. John Bender officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gerald Bittick, Brett Wagnon, Daniel Wagnon, Joel Wagnon, Barry Doggett and Tyler Reynolds.

He is survived by
Mother: Barbara Bittick of Center

Sisters:
Elaine Wagnon of Center
Marlene Doggett and husband, John E. of Center

Nieces and nephews:
Brett Wagnon of Center
Daniel Wagnon and wife, Sheila of Dallas
Joel Wagnon and wife, Janet of Center
Kimberly Reynolds of Center
Barry Doggett of Center

Great nieces and nephews:
Colton, Callie and Cora Busch
Noah and Luke Wagnon
Gracie Wagnon
Tyler Reynolds
Megan Reynolds
Dillon Doggett
Maci Doggett

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Father: Jessie Clovis Bittick
Brother-in-law: Bruce Wagnon

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

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