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Robert H. Adams, Jr., 66 of Carthage, Texas, died June 23, 2011 at his home. Burial was in Old Center Cemetery, Panola County, Texas. He was born December 1, 1944, in Center, Texas, to Robert H. and Ruby Pate Belsha Adams. Mr. Adams served his country in the U. S. Army. Robert was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Michael Lynn Hayes; Half-brothers, Tommy Belsha, Johnny Belsha; Half-sister, Louise Ellison. Survivors include, Wife, Rosemary Adams of Carthage; Son, Kenneth W. Hayes of Carthage; Sisters, Vera Mae Nemits & husband Joe of Hillister, Carolyn Moore of Center; Half-brothers, David Belsha of Shelbyville, James Robert Adams & wife, Patsy of Joaquin, Steve Adams of Timpson; Half-sisters, Nelda Faye Belsha of Center, Diane Belsha of Louisiana, Mozelle Akins of Center.
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Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
Zettie Mae Travis, 80, of Beckville, Texas, died June 25, 2011 in Longview, Texas. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas. She was born on Nov. 3, 1930, in the Lindsay, Oklahoma area, to Tommie and Ella Mae Childress Smith. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Tommie Joe “Jody” Travis; Brother, Lewis Smith; Sisters, Tommie Bell Bryce, Berline Keating, Edie Yarborough. Survivors include, Husband, Alex Joe “Jay” Travis of Beckville; Daughters, Brenda Johns of Beckville, Debbie Dodson & husband Danny of Center.
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Sandra Garrett, 66, of Huxley, formerly of Shawnee, Kansas, died June 22, 2011 in Nacogdoches. No services are planned at this time. She was born September 5, 1944, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Walter and Grace Stewart Koch. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband, Larry Garrett of Huxley; Sons, Brett Doggett & wife, Susan of Orange, California, Bart Doggett & wife, Jana of Queen Creek, Arizona, Christopher Garrett & wife, Keli Landau of Colorado; Daughter, Shannon Doggett of Wichita, Kansas; Sisters, Sharon Light & husband, John of Los Angeles, California, Judy Owens & husband, Chuck of Shawnee, Kansas, Judi LaFrance of Maine.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lula Mae Logan, 80, of Center, died June 14, 2011. Burial was in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 3, 1931, in Center, to Babe and Fannie Goodwin. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Eddie Logan; Five Sisters. Survivors include, Children, Linda Edwards & husband Calvin, Sr., Janet Washington & husband Eugene, Janice Swindle, Pamela Logan & husband Steve; Granddaughter, raised as a daughter, Stephanie Hicks & husband, George; Sister, Margie Moton.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Elzie D. Smith, 57, died June 27, 2011, after a battle with cancer. He was born on October 12, 1953, in Center, Texas, to Elzie and Elnor Smith, Sr. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Jo Karen; Father, Elzie, Sr. Survivors include, Mother, Elnor Smith of Nacogdoches; Daughters, Jodie Smith Goff & husband Joe; Jamie Smith; Sister, Sandra Hoppe & husband Frank; Brother, Kyle Smith & wife Stacy.
Kamryn Elise Cato, newborn, died June 21, 2011. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. She was born June 21, 2011 to April Moore and Chase Cato of Tenaha, Texas. Survivors include, Parents; Grandparents, James Moore, Elaine Moore-Greer, Chantha Cato-Johnson, James Johnson and Dean Evans.
Community Funeral Home.
Robert Snow Wiltshire, 79, of Center, died June 25, 2011 in Center. He was born February 6, 1932 to Clyde and Fannie Mozelle Watson Wiltshire. Mr. Wiltshire served his country in the U. S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Dolores Jean Wiltshire; Brother, Jack Wiltshire. Survivors include, Daughters, Sybrina Durant & husband Marison Rice of League City, Chenenna Scott of Riverview, Florida, Regina Ramsey & husband Rodney of Joaquin; Son, Andy Wiltshire & wife Belinda of Houston; Sister, Mary Jansen & husband Ernest of Jerseyvillage, Texas.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Willard Howard Parkman, 92 of Tenaha, died June 27, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 24, 1919, in Shelby County, to Howard and Ruth Hill Parkman. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Virginia Burns. Survivors include, Wife, Margaret Parkman of Tenaha; Children, Vicki Parkman Kelley of Hawaii, Larry Parkman & wife, Becky of Missouri City, Texas, Michael Parkman & wife, Susan of Houston, Texas; Sister, Lyndel Parkman Bush.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Ilia Chumbley, 94, of Center, Texas, died June 24, 2011 in Jacksonville, Texas. Burial was in Burdenfield Cemetery, Shelby County. Ms. Cumbley was born on January 6, 1917 in Center, Texas.
O. Sadler Chapler. Sadler Funeral Service.




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