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Belton “Beck” Jackson
Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 81 year old, Belton “Beck” Jackson, of Center. Services will be this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o’clock, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Patroon Cemetery. Among Mr. Jackson’s survivors are five sons, Kenneth Jackson, Glenn Jackson, William Jackson, Richard Jackson, all of center, and Ronnie Jackson, of Orange, one daughter, Marlina Hannah, of Brazoria, his wife, Clarice Jackson, of Timpson, and five brothers, Douglas Jackson, Jimmy Jackson, and Billy Joe Jackson, all of Center, Eugene Jackson, of Trinity, and Don Jackson, of Shelbyville. 
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY  September 27, 2005


Imo Jean Wheeler Jackson
Graveside services for Imo Jean Wheeler Jackson, age 71 of Center, will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Ms. Imo Jean Jackson is survived by:
Daughter: Tina Clifton and husband Terry of Nacogdoches
2 Grandchildren: Allyson Clifton and fiance Josh A. Robinson of Austin, Ben Clifton of Nacogdoches
2 Sisters: Elaine Bailey of Huxley, Eva Byars of Nacogdoches
Sister-in-law: Billie Wheeler of Center
Brother-in-laws:
Douglas Jackson and wife Marcell of Center
Gene Jackson and wife Bobbie Marie of Trinity
Don Jackson and wife Barbara of Shelbyville
Jimmy Jackson and wife Pat of Shelbyville
Also a number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a host of Friends.

Ms. Jackson was preceded in death by: Husband: Billy Joe Jackson, Son: Joe Jackson, Brother: Cecil Wheeler

Visitation will be held from12 noon until service time Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY 10/24/2010. 

THIS IS DAUGHTER OF ROBERT ELVIN WHEELER AND NANCY BULAR HOLT, D/O SILAS HENRY HOLT, S/O WILLIAM SILAS HOLT AND MARY ADALINE SAMFORD, D/O WILLIAM AMASA SAMFORD AND SARAH WEBB.               submitted by Dennis Gurley


04/03/09

Ray Jackson, 79, of Center, passed away Friday April 3, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

He requested that his body be cremated and no services are planned.

He was born March 24, 1930 in Bragg, Hardin County, Texas to Thomas Allen and Omino ( Newman) Jackson. He graduated from Center High School in 1947 and he retired from Houston Lighting Company after retirement he moved back to Shelby County and he spent countless hours researching history for the Shelby County Museum which he was very proud of.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Thomas and Omino Jackson, Brother, Melvin Jackson, Sister, Ruth Jackson McSwain and Special Friends, Carla and Bernadette.

He is survived by:
Bunch of Friends especially Beatrice

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.   
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY

 


SHELBY COUNTY TODAY - 07/19/2010

Beatrice Dutton Jacobs, 75 of Center, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born October 27, 1934 in Center to Clifford R. Denby and Versie Viola Denby. Ms Jacobs was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.  Visitation will be held from: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Monday, July 19, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Pleasant Hill Missionary Church out of Shelbyville, with Bro. Billy Windham officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Josh Dutton, Jamie Dutton, Matthew Miller, Robbey Dutton, Shain Dutton, and William Dutton.

She is survived by: Daughter: Susan Sanford and Richard Fausett of Center. Son: Ricky Dutton of Center. 9 Grandchildren: Jamie Dutton, Josh Dutton, Tracy Williams, Misty Parker, William Dutton, Krissy Craig, Robbey Dutton, Destani McSwain, Shain Dutton. Step-Grandson, Matthew Miller.  Brothers: Jack Denby and wife Shirley of Tenaha
Bruce Denby and wife Carolyn of Gary.  Special Daughter-in-laws: Mary Dutton Sims of Shelbyville, Laurie Miller of Center, Sondra Dutton of Shelbyville

She is preceded in death by:
Sons: James Dutton, Billy Dutton, and Bobby Dutton
Brothers: Weldon Denby, and Clifford Denby, Jr.
Husband, Howard Dutton

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

I DO NOT KNOW THE PARENTAGE OF ROBERT LOUIS SANFORD, FIRST SPOUSE OF SUSAN DUTTON. IF YOU HAVE THIS KNOWLEDGE, PLEASE PASS IT TO ME.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


Mr. Billy Lewis Jent, age 74 of Cordova, Walker County AL died Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 2 P.M. at Collins Burke Chapel with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Jasper, Al. Visitation will be Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 6 until 9 P.M. at Collins Burke Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife Rose Shaw Jent; sons Gene Jent (Marilyn) and Brian Jent (Jo Ann); sister Sue Howard; brothers Bob Jent, Hugh Jent; grandchildren Brandon Jent, Anna Jent, Gabrielle, Victoria and Rebekah Jent.

Billy was the son of Lewis Jent and Emma Lucilla Parvin Jent.

THIS IS SON OF LEWIS JENT, S/O JOHN ROBIN JENT, S/O JAMES DANIEL JENT AND SARAH ANN SANFORD, D/O ISAIAH SIMON SANFORD.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

Loyd Buel Johnson
Loyd Buel Johnson, of Spanaway, Washington, passed away Friday, September 9, 2005. Mr. Johnson was born May 16, 1921 to Ellis Johnson & Siddie Rebecca Wilson Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a former resident of Center and served in the U.S. Army. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Thursday, September 15, 2005 at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Shelby County with Rev. James Johnson officiating. Survivors include: Ex Wife, Mary Geaiva Johnson of Spanaway, Washington. Daughters: Ouita Jones & husband C. J. of Pasadena, Betty Johnson of Spanaway, Washington. Son, Loyd Buel Johnson Jr. & wife Lisa of San Augustine.. Brother, David Eugene Johnson & wife Katherine of Tacoma, Washington. Sisters in law: Odessa Oden & husband Frank of Jacksonville, Tresa Carpenter & husband Bill of Galena Park and Merel Blaha of Hardin. Brother in law, Frank Peterson of Dallas. 13 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by Parents, Ellis Johnson & Siddie Rebecca Wilson Johnson, Brothers, Robert Doyle Johnson & Ellis Ray Johnson. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


Price Lewis Johnson
Taylor Funeral Home announces services for 77 year old, Price Lewis Johnson, Senior, of Nacogdoches County. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, at New Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Taylor Funeral Home. Among Mr. Johnson’s survivors is his son, Price Lewis Johnson, Jr., of Southlake.
   reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY October 4, 2005


 Kathleen O’Rear Johnston

Daily Mountain Eagle

Kathleen O’Rear Johnston, 87, of Jasper, formerly of Florence , passed away from this life on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 , at Princeton Hospital . She was born on Jan. 16, 1924 . Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 , at Collins-Burke Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. Funeral services will Friday at 2 p.m. in Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 , at 10 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens in Florence .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Sr.; son, Gordon Jr.; an infant son; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ebb O’Rear; brothers, Allen, Dalton and Rayburn; and sister, Peggy Sue Rice.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynne Johnston; sons, Jim and Steve Johnston; three granddaughters; three great-grandsons; sisters, Dean Morris and Jean (Morton) Godfrey of Jasper and Beverly (Howard) Cheney of Wyoming; brothers, Delane, Sanford (Pauline) and Wayne (Doris) of Jasper; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

THIS IS DAUGHTER OF EBB O'REAR AND NANCY EVELYN SANFORD, D/O WILLIAM PINCKNEY SANFORD, S/O THOMAS JEFFERSON SANFORD.submitted by Dennis Gurley

 

 

 


Billy Frank Jones
Billy Frank Jones, 75, of the Neuville Community passed away October 21, 2005 in Nacogdoches. Mr. Jones was born May 8, 1930 in Choice, Texas to Ira Lee Jones and Isabelle Walker Jones. He retired from the United States Air Force and later worked as a truck driver for Lout Logging. Mr. Jones lived in Shelby County for most of his life. Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Monday, October 24, 2005 at Short Cemetery with Rev. Don Nobles and Rev. Edward McRae officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mr. Jones' grandsons. Survivors include: Daughters, Judy Jones of Neuville, Jorja Jacobs and husband Thurman of Nacogdoches, Joyce Dorsett of Melrose and Jeri Blair and husband Rod of Groveton. 15 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Gay Nell Gunnels of Neuville and Viva Lee Eaves of Choice. Proceded in Death by Parents, Ira and Isabelle Jones, Two Brothers, Daughter, Jana Fountain. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. 
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


 

Kristen Jo Jones

NORTHPORT Kristen Jo Jones, age 42, of Northport, died Aug. 25, 2010, at Cullman Medical Center . Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Her son, Mathew Alexander, and her mother, Brownie Ruth Jones, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Haley Faye Adams; son, Derrick Landon Jones; sisters, Robin (Daryl) Fondren, Lawanda (Anthony) Dockery, Jan Vintson (David) Glasgow, and Darlene (Bud) Webb; and father, D.L. Jones.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Dockery, Daryl Fondren, Anthony Dockery, Jr., David Glasgow, Jim Rushing, and Ralph Rowland.

Honorary pallbearers are Cullman Regional Medical Center , doctors and nurses of the CCR unit, the staff and friends of the Phoenix House of Tuscaloosa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Phoenix House of Tuscaloosa.

Condolences may be offered at
www.sunsetbrown-funeral.com.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on August 26, 2010

     THIS IS ONE-TIME SPOUSE OF DAVID RAY LOCKE, S/O EUGENE LOCKE AND ALINE SANFORD, D/O LINDSEY WILLIAM MONROE SANFORD, S/O JOHN WESLEY SANFORD.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


Michael Odell Jones Jr.
NORTHPORT Michael Odell Jones, Jr., age 28, of Northport, died ,Dec. 19,
2010 at home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Olive Presbyterian
Church with Bill McCook and Chris Beasley officiating. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity
Provider, directing. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the
funeral home and one hour prior to services at the church.

Survivors include his daughters, Kamryn Reece Jones, age 5, and Courtney
Kate Jones, age 4, both of Northport; sister, Michelle Jones of Gordo;
parents, Mickey Jones and Beverly Jones of Gordo; and grandparents,
Donnie Nell Maples of Northport, and Douglas and Geneva Tunnell of
Duncanville.

He was a beloved father, son, and brother.

Pallbearers will be his cousins.

Honorary pallbearers are Jonathan Beavers, Jamie Reams, Darryous
Robinson, Derek O‘Quinn, Devin Black, Rodney Hallman, Tony Driver,
Justin Elmore, all of the employees of McAbee Company, and members of
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 372.

Condolences may be offered at www.sunsetbrown-funeral.com.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on December 22, 2010

THIS IS SON OF MICHAEL ODELL JONES, SR. AND BEVERLY K. TUNNELL, D/O MELVIN DOUGLAS TUNNELL AND GENEVA MCGARITY, SISTER OF RAY MCGARITY WHO MARRIED ALMA MAE TAYLOR, D/O TOLLIE/TOLLEY OMER TAYLOR, SR., S/O NEWTON HOWARD "BUFFALO BILL" TAYLOR AND ELLA VIOLA HAZELTINE SANFORD, D/O JOSEPH LARKIN SANFORD, S/O ASA L. SANFORD AND MARTHA ANN JEAN.  Submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

Mrs. Katherine Kaufman
Community Funeral Home of Center announces services for Mrs. Katherine Kaufman, of Shelbyville. Services will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at Carroll Chapel C-M-E, in Shelbyville. Interment will be in Carroll Cemetery.

Among Mrs. Kaufman’s survivors are one son, Leonard Earl Kaufman, of Shelbyville, one sister, Pauline Cartwright, of Shelbyville, and one brother, A. V. Matthews, of Center.  reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY   October 26, 2005


Juanita Jo Kreisel
Juanita Jo Kreisel, 66, of Center died Sept. 7, 2005, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Born June 23, 1939, in Towanka, Okla., she was the daughter of Charles J. and Ruby Guynn. She was homemaker and a member of Narfe.
Survivors include her husband, Charles H. Kreisel of Center; daughters, Kristine White of Kansas City, Mo., and Kimberly Billings of Oak Grove, Mo.; mother, Ruth Guynn of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Charles Guynn of Lathrop, Mo.; and three grandchildren. No services are planned, as she will be cremated.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


James T. Lee
TUSCALOOSA AL---James T. Lee, age 84, of Tuscaloosa died March 24, 2011, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Holley officiating and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Lee; son, Thelton Lee; and daughter, Shelby Farmer.

Survivors include his daughters, Bobbie Turner of Tuscaloosa and Dovie Beasley of North Carolina; a brother, Curtis Lee of Tuscaloosa;
grandsons, Tom Lee, Tony Taylor (Deanna), Larry Turner, and Duane Beasley; granddaughters, Wanda Penny (Greg), Rita Schlichter, and Angie Raines; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a member of UMWA.

Pallbearers will be Tony Taylor, Greg Penny, Adam Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Derek Day, and Chad Frye.

Condolences may be offered at www.heritagechapeltuscaloosa.com.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on March 26, 2011 

THIS IS SPOUSE OF VELMA LORINE BIGHAM (DECEASED), D/O MARVIN MARTIN BIGHAM AND ADA ELIZABETH SANFORD, D/O JAMES A. SANFORD AND MARY HELSBETH LOWREY.  Submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


 

Eddie Logan
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 76 year old, Eddie Logan, of Center. Services will be this (Monday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Saint John Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. Burial will be at Saint John Cemetery. Among Mr. Logan’s survivors are his wife, Lula Mae Logan, and five daughters, Stephanie Hicks, of San Augustine, Linda Edwards, of Center, Janice Swindle, of Center, Jeannette Logan-Washington, of Nacogdoches, and Pamela Garrett, of Nacogdoches.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


Enoch Logan, Jr.
(Died March 14, 2011)
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Mr. Enoch Logan, Jr. age 64 of Fayette AL, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011 at the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Survivors include his daughters: Angie (Ben)Reece, and Emily Logan both of Fayette, his son: Patrick(Ginger)Simpson of Tuscaloosa, his brother: Tony(Judee)Logan of Berry, and his grandchildren: Gabe Reece, Carson Reece, Larken Reece, Danielle Simpson, Lilly Simpson and Annie Simpson. He was preceded in death by his parents: Enoch Logan, Sr. and Beulah Logan, and a brother: Hildred Logan. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 18, 2011 from Boone Cemetery in Tuscaloosa Co. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 P.M. at Nelson Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be: Barry Friedman, Gary Watkins, Ben Reece, Gabe Reece, Greg Logan, Randy Logan, Jason Logan, Brandon Harbin and Jesse Badgwell.

THIS IS SON OF ENOCH LOGAN, SR. AND BEULAH HAZELTINE SMITH, D/O WILLIAM ROBERT "BILL" SMITH AND VIOLA S. WATKINS, D/O JOHN DAVID "TEEN" WATKINS AND MARY ANN "MOLLY" SANFORD, D/O JACOB T. SANFORD AND ELIZABETH "BECKY" TAYLOR.  Submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


William Ray Lonett
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces pending services for 19 year old, William Ray Lonett, of Center.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY~


William Ray "Bubba" Lovett
Funeral services for William Ray "Bubba" Lovett, 19, of Lufkin will be held Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10AM in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Harvey officiating. Interment will follow in the Melrose Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Mr. Lovett was born May 23, 1986 in Lufkin, and died Tuesday, September 20, 2005 in Center Texas. Mr. Lovett resided in Lufkin and Hudson for most of his life. He loved hunting, fishing, bull riding and riding horses, and especially loved his family and the Lord. Mr. Lovett was a member of the Lighthouse of Prayer Church. Survivors include his parents, Teresa and Doug Erbey of Lufkin, brothers, Christopher Battles of Center and Casey Erbey of Lufkin, maternal grandfather, Gerald Lovett of Huntington, maternal grandmother, Dianne Lovett of Huntington, paternal grandparents, James and Mary Erbey of Lufkin, maternal great grandmother, Elizabeth Blanton of Diboll, step grandmother, Sally Denby of Lufkin, very special uncle, Charles Ray Lovett, special person in William's life Kirk Battles, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, E. L. "Dick" Blanton. Pallbearers will be Joseph Caldwell, Damon Malnar, Andy Ackerman, Doc Caldwell, Ray Clary and James Bryan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Lufkin, directors. 
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


Ida Kay Lynn

Ida Kay Lynn, 54, of Nauvoo, died Monday, July 26, 2010 , at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 30, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with burial at Old Union Cemetery in Nauvoo. Gene Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be today for one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie Mae Wilson; father, Benjemin F. Wilson Sr.; brother, Benjemin F. Wilson Jr.; and sisters, Rebecca Ann Lynn McDonald and Frances Roberson.

She is survived by her husband, James M. Lynn Sr.; daughter, Regina Jones, (Barry); sons, James Lynn Jr., John Smith and family, Ben Smith and family and Kevin Smith; five grandchildren; and her little princess, Cheyenne Jones.

 

THIS IS DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WILSON, SR. AND WILLA MAE PHILLIPS, D/O WALTER CALVIN PHILLIPS AND IDA MELISSA SANFORD, D/O WILLIAM ABSALOM SANFORD AND SARAH JANE PENNINGTON.  Submitted by Dennis Gurley
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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