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Week Ending January 25, 2018
             
 

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OBITUARIES

 

A. D. WHITTINGTON
A D Whittington, 64, of Timpson, Texas, died January 18, 2018 in Timpson, Texas. Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 20, 1953 to Robert and Hazel Miller Whittington. Survivors include, Daughters, Gena Littlejohn, Christy Whittington; Brother, Tony Whittington & wife Pat; Sisters, Martha Gilbert & husband Richard, Maxine Whittington, Robbie Whittington, Delmar Wallace.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
 
JAMES RICHARD HALE
James Richard Hale, 74, of Shelbyville, died January 19, 2018, in Shelbyville. Interment will be in Dunnigan Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born February 16, 1943, in Marshall, Arkansas, to Claude Milton Hale and Letha Mae Foshee Hale. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sisters, Betty Risinger, Sue Hale; Brother, Bobby Hale; Mother-in-law, Virgie Coons. Survivors include, Wife, Barbara Coons Hale of Patroon, Texas; Daughters, Pamela Hale & husband, Dan Sabath, of Seattle, Washington, Beverly Carter of Katy, Texas, Melody Bierwirth & husband, Rich, of Brighton, Tennessee; Sister, Donna Riley of Cleveland, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
AGNES PEDDY PARKER
Agnes Peddy Parker, 100, of Lufkin, died January 19, 2018, in Lufkin. Interment was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. She was born on July 24, 1917 to Walter C. and Ollie Pou Peddy, near Tenaha, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Ben Parker; Daughter, Carolyn Almand; Brother, Jennings Peddy; Sister, Inez Peddy Pool; Sisters-in-law, Faye Peddy, Helen Peddy; Brother-in-law, Lewis Pool. Survivors include, Daughter, Sandra Gardner & husband, Frank Gardner of Katy, Texas; Son-in-law, Bob Almand of Lufkin, Texas; Brothers, Walter Peddy & wife, Jean, of Tenaha, Texas, Julian Peddy, & wife, Elaine, of Tenaha, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
LINDA BARBEE BELL COUGLER
Linda Barbee Bell Cougler, 63, of Center, died January 21, 2018, in Center. Interment was in Short Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 13, 1954, in Center, to Archie T. Barbee and Faye Holland Deason Barbee. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, William Marshall Barbee, Bobby Patrick Barbee, Archie T. “Bo” Barbee Jr.; Sister, Beverly Ann Walker. Survivors include, Husband, Everett Cougler of Center, Texas; Children, Brandon Barbee & wife, Lisa, of Center, Texas, Amber Barbee & fiancÚ, Angela Redfern, of Lufkin, Texas; Step Children, Kurtis Cougler & fiancÚ, Hannah Fountain, of Center, Texas, Lucas Cougler & wife, Sherry, of Center, Texas; Brothers and Sisters, John T. Barbee & wife, Geenie, of Center, Texas, Denel Ray Barbee & wife, Rosie, of Center, Texas, Donald Bryant Barbee & wife, Julie, of Logansport, Louisiana, Ricky Lynn “Chicken” Barbee of Center, Texas, Barbara Fay McDonald of Garrison, Texas, JoAnn Rushing & husband, Bill, of Center, Texas, Ronda Sue Holloway & husband, Robert, of Center, Texas, Vicky Lynn Snider of Center, Texas, Carolyn Inez Harkness & husband, Ricky, of Center, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
WILLIAM TRAVIS RISINGER
William Travis Risinger, 87, of Shelbyville, Texas, died January 22, 2018 in Shelbyville. Interment was in East Hamilton Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on May 7, 1930 in Dunnigan to Grover Cleveland Risinger and Roxy Cox Risinger. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Clara Mae Stanley Risinger; Son, Ricky Lynn Risinger; Brother and Sister-in-law, Nathan and Winnie Risinger; Sister, Evie Lou Miller; Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law, Earl and Ruth Cooper; Brother-in-law, Robert L. Stanley. Survivors include, Grandson, Lee Risinger of Shelbyville; Nieces, Debbie Cooper McHugh & husband, Timmy of Highlands, Becky Byley & husband, Roy of Woodville, Pam Cooper Toney & husband, Rorey of Orange; Nephews, Doyle Miller & wife, Annie of Shelbyville, James Ray Risinger & wife, Mary Kay of Shelbyville, Paul Gene Risinger & wife, Sandra of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
GORDON WILLIAM NELSON
Gordon William Nelson, 98, died January 14th, 2018. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born in the Silas Community on September 23rd, 1919 to Charlie and Hettie Nelson. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Elzie Nelson & wife, June, Joe Emmitt Nelson; Daughter, Karen Smith; Mother of his children, Dorothy LaHaye. Survivors include, Son, Don and Sharon Nelson of Center; Daughter, Nancy Stockman of Temple; Son-in-law, O.K. Smith of Belton; Sister-in-law, Christene Nelson of Spring.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
PAUL FREDRICK ERWIN
Paul Fredrick Erwin, 94, of Texarkana, died January 16, 2018. Interment was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. He was born September 6, 1923 to James Arthur and Ruby Emma Erwin of Tenaha, Texas. Paul was a 1942 graduate of Tenaha High School. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Frances Florrow Erwin; Brother, James Erwin; Sister, Iris Woosley. Survivors include, Sons, Don Erwin (Jacqueline) of Russellville, Arkansas, Artie Erwin (Yvonne) of Texarkana; Brother, Jack Erwin (Alma) of Liberty, Texas; Sister, Betty Jean Childress of Joaquin, Texas.
Condolences may be left at www.eastfuneralhomes.com
 
EDDIE DON DUKE
Eddie Don Duke, 81, of Carthage, died January 20, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born December 29, 1936, in Franklin, to Tommie Edward Duke and Imo Aline Reeves Duke. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Jackie King. Survivors include, Wife, Ruth Duke of Carthage, Texas; Children, Gwendolyn Stewart of Laytonville, California, Patricia Whittington of Greenwood, Louisiana, Gail Patterson of Fort Worth, Texas, Crystal Duke of Tenaha, Texas, Allen Duke of Tenaha, Texas, Arty Schultz of Tomball, Texas; Sister, Sonya Suggs of Jewett, Texas; Brothers, Jerry Duke of Jewett, Texas, Tommie Duke of Nacogdoches, Texas, Larry Duke of Groesbeck, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
DON HOOPER
Don Hooper, 80, of Center, died January 19, 2018, at his residence. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born December 15, 1937, in Shelby County, to Willie Hooper and Perline Parrish Hooper. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Reba Hooper; Brothers, Billy Hooper, Jerry Hooper, Larry Hooper. Survivors include, Children, Anjanette Dunn & husband, David, of Center, Texas, Darrell Fanguy & wife, Toshana, of Pensacola, Florida, Connie Lengl of Gary, Texas, Mike Lengl & wife, Mitzi, of Center, Texas, Jeff Lengl of Nacogdoches, Texas, J. J. Fanguy & wife, Michelle, of Timpson, Texas, Joe Hooper of Longview, Texas; Brothers and Sisters, Paul Hooper & wife, Henry Faye, of Martinsville, Texas, Fred Hooper & wife, Kay, of Nacogdoches, Texas, Pat Newman of Nacogdoches, Texas, Phyllis Powdrill of Nacogdoches, Texas, Kathryn Davis & husband, Dexter, of Center, Texas, Bency Hooper & wife, Connie, of Center, Texas, Becky Goodwin of Moody, Texas; Sisters-in-law, Ann Hooper of Center, Texas, Kay Hooper of Cushing, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
JAMES H. NEEL, SR.
James H. “Jim” Neel, Sr., 86, died January 17, 2018 in his Houston home. Interment will be in Palestine City Cemetery. Jim leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Marion Sowell Neel, a graduate from Palestine High 1953. Jim was a 1949 graduate of Timpson High School. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant during the Korean War and was a member of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Select Crew from 1950-54 flying 210 missions.
Please send condolences to richandmarianeel@yahoo.com  or by phone (713)774-0377.
BILLIE JEAN WALL
Billie Jean Wall, 87, of Center, died January 17, 2018, in Center. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 22, 1930, in Shelby County, to Marvin Jones and Iz Hughes Jones. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Lester B. Wall; Parents; Sister, Barbara Waller; Brothers, Donald Jones, Bob Jones. Survivors include, Son, Tony Wall & wife, Louise, of Center; Brothers, David Jones of Center, Sammy Jones & wife, Joy, of McClelland; Sisters, Helen Sanford & husband, Ozwalt, of Center, Pat Peace & husband, Monk, of Center, Jo Norris of Center, Linda Foreman & husband, Bobby, of Houston, Rose Jones of Center , Mary Walker of Center; Sisters-in-law, Reneta Jones of Huxley, Karen Jones of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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