Big Boy 4014 makes stop in Jewett

Photos from Saturday, November 9.       Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam engine on a tour of the U.P. system to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary. The engine made a 30 minute stop in Jewett with as many as 2,000 on hand to see the massive engine.

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Lady Cougars defeat Sabine Pass

The Leon Lady Cougars defeated the Sabine Pass Lady Sharks on Thursday, November 7 in Woodville. Leon won by scores of 25-18, 25-9, 25-10. The Lady Cougars will now play the Centerville Lady Tigers on Tuesday, November 12 at Madisonville High School. Game time is scheduled for 6 pm. Leon and Centerville have met twice…

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James William Salter, Sr.

Funeral services for James William Salter, Sr., of Conroe and Leon County, were held 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, TX. Bro. Bo Gunnels officiated and burial was in the Salter Cemetery. Pallbearers:  Justin Olds and Members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets James Salter was born…

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Sandra Flake

Age 72 Funeral services for Sandra Flake were held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Pastor Lloyd Lane officiated. Interment followed the services at Sardis Cemetery. Mrs. Flake passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at her residence near Jewett. She was born in Liberty, TX, on March 20, 1947,…

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Alan Beard

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Alan Beard, a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle and good friend to many. Born in Pasadena, Texas to loving parents, Curtis and Betty Beard, Alan spent most of his childhood and adult life here in Buffalo. He married his sweetheart Rhonda Taylor in 1982 and this past…

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Lois Jeanette Newton

Funeral services for Lois Jeanette Newton, age 78, of Flynn, Texas were held 2 P.M., Sunday, November 3, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Flynn.  Bro. Rob Rolison and Bro. Daryl Hatley officiated the service.  Interment took place in the Wealthy Cemetery, west of Normangee. Lois Jeanette Newton was born January 16, 1941, to Jesse…

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Mrs. Mollie B. Craig

Mrs. Mollie B. Craig was born on July 8, 1938, in Centerville, Texas to parents, Frank & Jossie (Hopkins) Green.  She was baptized at an early age and later united with Cairo Baptist Church where she remained a member until her death.  Mrs. Craig married R.T. Craig on December 1, 1956, and six children were…

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Delois Horn Gould

Homegoing services for Mrs. Delois Horn Gould, age 86, were held 12 noon, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Interment  followed in Centerville Community Cemetery. Mrs. Delois Horn Gould was born January 1, 1933, in Centerville, Texas to the parentage of Jay Horn and Lucy Lacey Horn.  Delois was the…

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Mary Ann Jones

Mary Ann Jones, age 82, passed away in Houston, Texas October 16, 2019. A funeral service was held 11 A.M., Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Jared Bollman, evangelist of the Church of Christ in Centerville, officiated the service, and interment followed in Russell Cemetery in rural Leon County. Mary…

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Melvin Ray Hill

Melvin Ray Hill was born September 14, 1941 in Rusk, Texas. His parents were Raymond Wade Hill & Mabel (Buchanan) Albright. M.R. served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was noted for being the youngest jumpmaster in the 173rd Airborne in Okinawa, Japan. Following his service, he attended the Baptist Missionary Association…

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