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Week Ending December 9, 2010

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Bennie Fred Askew, 95, of the Clever Creek Community, died December 08, 2010, in Center. Burial will be in Clever Creek Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 2, 1915 in Shelby County to parents, William King Askew & Charity Creech Askew. Mr. Askew was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Ethel Marie Askew; Son, Glen Askew; Wife, Alice Matthews Askew; Brothers, Americus Askew, Cary Askew, Monroe Askew, Robert Askew, Eugene Askew, Jewel Askew; Sisters, JoAnna McDonald, Evie Wright, Bertie Enmon, Lela Askew. Survivors include, Daughter, Jeannene Helms & husband, Tom of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Carrie Ella Powell, 92, of Crandall, Texas, died November 23, 2010 in Kaufman. Burial was in Crandall Cemetery, Crandall. Carrie was born in the Mark Out community Jan. 22, 1918 to Charles Williams and Maude Hollums. She was preceded in death by, Husbands, Barney James Rushing, Benjamin Clay Powell. Survivors include, Sons, J. L. Rushing of Gilmer, Charles Rushing of Center, Edward Rushing of Garland, Harold Rushing of Whitney; Daughters, Betty Curtis of Seven Points, Melba Davis of Crandall.
Online condolences can be sent at
Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home, Kaufman, Texas
Era Maxine Williams 78, of Rosenberg, died December 5, 2010. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. Maxine, whom many of her family called ‘Macky,’ was born July 14, 1932, to Leona Williams and A.A. Dean. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Georgia Viola Dean; Husband, M.W. Williams. Survivors include, Sister, Hazel Dean Williams & husband, K.P. of Center, Texas; Brother, Tommy Dean & wife, Peggy of Livingston, Texas; Daughters, Rhonda Williams Cavender & husband, Doug of Rosenberg, Texas, Karen Williams Lombardo & husband, Frank of Houston, Texas, Felecia Williams Lebus & husband, Barry of Houston, Texas; Son, Darryl Williams & wife, Cassie Shafer of Hanover, Maryland.
Online condolences can be left for the Williams family at 
Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas
Zolton Ulysses Knapps, 38, of San Augustine died November 19, 2010 in Tyler. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Wife, Pokino Dandridge of California; Daughter, Malia Knapps of Oakland, California; Sons, Zolton Knapps, Jr. of Antioch, California, Ulysses Knapps of Lathrop, California; Parents, Sylvia Gans of San Augustine, Tanimu Dasin, Sr. of Mansfield, Louisiana, Robert Knapps of Bakersfield, California; Sister, Sanayhiya Dasin & husband Clinton of Lathrop, California; Brothers, Uganda Knapps of San Lorenzo, California, Tanimu Dasin, Jr. of San Bernardino, California, Sairajo Dasin of Fairfield, California.
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas
Tommy George Lister, 77, died December 4, 2010 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Wife, Mildred Lister of Center; Sons, Tommy Dewuane Lister & wife, Felicia of Thousand Oaks, California, Keith Lister & wife, Brenette of Spring, Texas, Anthony Lister & wife, Monica of Cypress, California; Daughter, Jill Bolling & husband, Carl of Long Beach, California; Mother, Rowsie Lister of Long Beach, California; Brothers, Yendell Lister & wife, Margaret of Los Angeles, California, Wendell Lister & wife, Marlene of Los Angeles, California.
Hicks Mortuary Chapel, Center, Texas
J. T. Adams, 58, of Lufkin, died December 6, 2010. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 21, 1952 John R. Adams and Betty Lovell Adams. He was preceded in death by, Father, John R. Adams. Survivors include, Wife, Linda Adams of Lufkin; Son, Nathan Adams of Lufkin; Mother, Betty Adams of Center; Sister, Neva J. Dawson & husband J.T. of Silsbee; Brother, John David Adams of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Mary L. Simmons, 55, died November 20, 2010. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. She was born December 19, 1954 to Frank Patton and Annie Patton. She was preceded in death by, Mother, Willie McClemore; Father, Tommy Hooper. Survivors include, Sons, Reginald F. Simmons, Cornelius C. Simmons & wife Amy Bryant; Daughter, Erica A. Simmons & husband Kenard; Sisters, Clemmie J. Patton, Sharron L. Patton; Brothers, Frank Patton, Connell Patton & wife Rose, James Patton & wife Felisha, Harold E. Patton & wife Ann.
Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

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