Funeral services for Jack Bell, 89, of Center were held at 10 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Military Honors under the direction of VFW Post 8904.
Velma Lorene Adkinson
Graveside services for Velma Lorene Adkinson, 80, of Center will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at White Rock Cemetery.
Mrs. Adkinson passed away Thursday, Oct. 20 in Center. She was born Dec. 20, 1930 in Bennington, Okla. to George McIntyre and Martha Covurn McIntyre. Mrs. Adkinson was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
Andy Roy Melancon
Andy Roy Melancon, 68, of Longview, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at Good Shepherd Medical Center.
Mr. Melancon was born in Rayne, Louisiana on August 6, 1943 to Mayonce Williams Melancon and Evelyn Meche Melancon.
Myrna Smith Hook
1924 – 2011
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrna Smith Hook, age 87, of Carthage, TX, were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. William Everett officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mrs. Hook passed away on Saturday night, Oct. 15, 2011, in Carthage.
Mangum Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wanita Lawrence, age 87, of Center. Mrs. Lawrence passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Home.
A Memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at a later date.
She was born January 1, 1924 in Marshall, Texas. She was a telephone operator for many years and she and her husband Milton Lawrence owned and operated the Rug Doctor and cleaned many businesses around Shelby County. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall.
Funeral services for Floyd Fountain, 71, of Center, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home. Bro. Kerry Green officiated. Burial followed at Waterman Cemetery.
Mr. Fountain passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Grace Home in Shreveport, LA.
Rickey Lynn Dutton
Funeral services for Rickey Lynn Dutton, 45, of Shelbyville, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at Pleasant Hill Church. Bro. Kerry Green officiated. Burial followed at Pleasnat Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Dutton passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Center on December 5, 1965 to Howard Lawrence Dutton and Beatrice Denby Dutton. Rickey attended Dreka Pentecostal Church. He loved to ride dirt roads, swim in the lake and was an avid hunter.
Funeral services for Waymon Moore, 88, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Ocotober 16, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Moore passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.
He was born September 8, 1923 in Noble, La. to William B. Moore and Pearl (Anderson) Moore.
He served in the US Army during WWII.
James W. Richards
1938 - 2011
Funeral services for James W. Richards, 73, of Converse, Louisiana, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Watson and Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Interment followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.
Pallbearers were Daniel Breville, Brandon Miller, Roger Windham, Max Windham, Jeremy Whittington, Martin A. Faktor, Wynona Richards and Casadie Richards. Honorary pallbearer will be Cordel Richards.
1933 - 2011
Funeral services for Bib Dean, 78, of Shelbyville, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 14, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Wayne Bickley officiated the service.
A Masonic graveside service followed the funeral service at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.
Funeral services for Gracie Spencer, 91, of Hemphill will be held at 12:00 noon thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Macedonia Baptist church of Hemphill. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery.
Ms. Spencer passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Newton.
She is survived by niece, Faye Doris Brackens of Orange; great-nephew, James Brackens and wife, Vickie, of Orange; many other relatives; and a host of friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Percy Garner & Son Mortuary.
Joanne Roddy, 66, of Center, passed away Oct. 10, 2011 in Nacogdoches. She was born Feb. 25, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio to Lillian Cowell. Ms. Roddy attended St. Therese Catholic Church.
She is survived by sons, Richard Roddy Jr. and wife, Tina, of Center and Robert A. Roddy and wife, Jeannie, of Lumberton; daughter, Margie Bolton and husband, James, of Center; grandchildren, Chelsea Bolton, Hayden Bolton, Jessica Lee and Amber Bailey; and great-grandchildren, Abigail Cooper, Hunter Cooper and Caitlyn Brussard.
Charles Ray Andrews
Funeral services for Charles “Charlie” Ray Andrews, 62, of Cleveland were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with Pastor Bob White officiating. Interment followed at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens.
Mr. Andrews passed away Sunday, Oc.t 9 in Cleveland. He was born July 19, 1949 in Longview to Hansen Cornelius Andrews and Georgia Rosene Bailey Andrews. He was a Bridge Foreman for the railroad; and a member of the Liberty Christian Fellowship Church.
Christene Parker Parrott
Funeral services for Christene Parker Parrott, 77, of Tenaha were held at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Wyck Studkey officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Parrott passed away on Friday, Oct. 6 in Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1933 in Center to Dewie Parker and Gladys Folsom Parker.
She was preceded in death by parents, Dewie and Gladys Parker; and brother, J.L. Parker.
Franklin Don May Jr.
Graveside services for Franklin Don “Donny” May Jr., 32, were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas with Darel Lee Cobb officiating.
Mr. May passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Mesquite. He was born April 12, 1979 in Dallas. He attended school in Joaquin and graduated in Dallas.
Funeral services for L.B. Green, 81, of Garrison will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. John Richardson and Bro. Homer Murray officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine County.
Mr. Green passed away Saturday, Oct. 8 in Garrison. He was born May 14, 1930 in Joaquin to Judd Green and Lillie Mae Eaves Green. Mr. Green was a member of the First Assembly of God in Timpson and Holly Springs Baptist Church in Appleby.
James Paul Dockens
Funeral services for James Paul Dockens, 81, of Joaquin were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Glover and Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Interment followed at White Rock Cemetery.
Arthur G. Taylor
Funeral services for Arthur G. Taylor, 71, of San Augustine will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at Mangum Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley.
Mr. Taylor passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5 in San Augustine. He was born April 6, 1940 in San Antonio to Chester Arthur Taylor and Ema Rebecca Hatton Taylor. He worked for Local 450 where he was a heavy equipment operator for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Delores Flatt.
Garland Sanders Burrows
Funeral services for Garland Sanders Burrows, 89, of Center, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Center, with Bro. Michael Hale officiating, assisted by Bro. John Bender and Bro. Carl Smith. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Carmon Williams, 70, of Milam, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 in Pineville, La. No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Williams was born March 29, 1941 to James Prentice Williams and Willie Opal McCoy Williams. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by parents; and brothers, Ronald Williams and Jimmie Opal Williams.
Mr. Williams is survived by brother, Waydean Williams of Center; sister, Sandra Avon Newman and husband, Danny, of Spring; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Lee Ballard, 25, of Missouri City will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Malcolm “Mack” Anthony officiating. Interment will follow at Woods Cemetery in Panola County.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Ballard passed away Monday, Oct. 3. He was born Nov. 1, 1985 in Houston to Michael Lee Ballard and Melinda Sue Brooks White.
John Brinton Hargrove
Funeral services for John Brinton Hargrove, 24, of Shelbyville will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Raines, Bro. Larry Chandler and Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.