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Week Ending April 28, 2011

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Glenda Joyce Atchison, 58, of Center, died April 24, 2011 at her home. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. She was born October 22, 1952 in Lufkin to G.J. Phillips and Glenda Golden Phillips. She was preceded in death by, Mother, Glenda Webster; Daddy, G. J. “Tip” Phillips; Brothers, Eddie Phillips, Ray Phillips. Survivors include, Husband, Bob Atchison of Center; Daughter, Amy Atchison of Center; Sons, Curtiss Hurst & wife, Kerrie of Teague, Daniel Atchison of Teague, Bobby Atchison & wife, Shanna of Center; Step Mother, Sue Phillips of Lufkin; Brothers, DeWayne Phillips & wife, Anne of Huntington, Daniel Webster & wife, Bobbie of Huntington; Sisters, Pamela Webster of Huntington, Mary Sue Smithhart of Lufkin, Sheila Wydman of Oklahoma.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Joseph Liker, 22, of Center, died April 22, 2011, in Center. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.  He was born November 22, 1988 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Dennis M. Liker and Becky Barreraz Liker. He was preceded in death by, Grandfathers, Vicente Barreraz, Dennis J. Liker;Brother, Joshua Liker. Survivors include, Parents; Brother, Jonathan Liker of Center; Sisters, Ashley Liker, Angela Liker both of Center; Grandmothers, Frances Weaver of Center, Bea Perez of Princeton, Louisiana; Grandparents, Chuck and Aida Stafford of Seagoville.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Brittian Allen Thruston, 95, died April 19, 2011 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Martinsville. Brittian Allen Thruston was born September 25, 1915 to Henry A. and Laura Ellen Brittian Thruston. He served his country in the U. S. Navy in World War II, U. S. Coast Guard, and U. S. Merchant Marines. He spent a total of 43 years at sea, ending his career as Ship Captain in the U. S. Merchant Marines. Survivors include, Wife, LaVerne Thruston of Martinsville; Daughter, Laura Rowe & husband Charles of Center, Texas; Son, Wallace Thruston & wife Isabel of Santa Barbara, California.
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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas
Evie Cecil Adams, 92, died April 19, 2011 in Tomball, Texas. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas. She was born on October 22, 1918 to William Franklin Hite and Maude Soape Hite. She was preceeded in death by, Parents; Husband, Willie O. Adams; Daughter, Kellie Adams; Brothers Henry Hite, Dewitt Hite, Cleburn Adams; Sisters, Frances Courtney, Murlene Baker. Survivors include, Children, Waymon Adams, Eva Doxey & husband Bobby, Mary Harrington, Brenda Adams, Kenneth Adams; Brothers, Osburn Adams & wife Laverne, Wilburn Adams & wife Boots, Harlan Adams; Sister, Nellie Sample.
Klein Funeral Home, Tomball, Texas
Joe L. White, 65, of East Liberty Community, died April 20, 2011 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born to Joseph White and Etta Mae White of Shelby County, Texas. He was preceded in death by, Father, Joseph White; Daughter, Kemi LaShaun Cleveland; Sister, Linda Gaye Williams. Survivors include, Mother; Etta Mae White of Center; Sisters, Mae Ella Moore & husband Wille of Center, Mae Allice Walker & husband Charles of Center, Rose Ella McDaniel & husband Jessie of Mansfield, Louisiana;
Brother, Charles Ester White & wife Venita of Center.
Community Funeral Home
Maurine Chambers Sanders, 85, of Center, died April 21, 2011 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Rosevine Cemetery, San Augustine County. She was born July 31, 1925 in Sabine County to Ivy Chambers and Susie Horton Chambers. She was preceded in death by, Husband, James “Jack” Sanders; Son, Harold Sanders; Daughters, Sue Preston, Jacqueline Sanders. Survivors include, Sons, Harlon Sanders & wife Carrie Lee “Tince” of Normangee, Donald Sanders & wife Donna of Nacogdoches, Mike Sanders & wife Cindy of Center, Rusty Sanders & wife Kim of Tenaha, Dusty Sanders & wife Brandi of Center; Daughters, Becky Hlliard & husband Rex of Nacogdoches, Sharon Stringer & husband Dennis of Center, Debbie Adams & husband Gene of Nacogdoches.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
John Lawrence Evans, 55, of Joaquin, died April 21, 2011 in Houston. At the family’s request, Mr. Evans was cremated. He was born September 19, 1955. Survivors include, Wife, Karen Kay Evans of Joaquin; Son, Steven Robert John Evans of Joaquin; Brother, Tommy Earl Evans & wife, Jo of Sulphur Springs; Sisters, Barbra Yost & husband, Dr. Fred Yost of Boling Green, Kentucky, Wanda Steen & husband, Paul Steen of Woodville.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Elmer Wayne Jernigan, 64, of Littles Chapel, died April 26, 2011 at his residence. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Mr. Jernigan was born on August 17, 1946, in Woden, Texas to Ernest Sterling and Jewel Lee Hargrove Jernigan. He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include, Wife, Norma Jernigan of Littles Chapel; Son, Wayne Jernigan & wife, Michelle of Nacogdoches; Daughters, Miranda Holliman & husband, T.J. of Melrose, Donna Holliman & husband, Mike of Melrose.
Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas

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