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Jackie Imajean Franks

Funeral services for Jackie Imajean Franks, age 93, of Centerville, have been set for 10 A.M., Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Rev. Dean Easterling, pastor of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Centerville, will officiate, and burial will follow in the Franks Family Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled for Friday evening from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Jackie Franks was the youngest of thirteen children born to Joe and Maggie (McKee) Newsom. She was born in Nineveh, Texas on May 26, 1925 and a lifelong resident of the Centerville area of Leon County, Texas, as well as, a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She graduated from Centerville High School in 1942. Following her graduation, she worked for a while during World War II in Ft. Worth as an electrician in an aircraft factory. She married Hamp Franks on January 15, 1949. Jackie held a variety of jobs throughout her life. She was a postal clerk in the Centerville Post Office, a retail clerk at Gresham and Sons, and also a retail clerk at Mallard’s Variety Store. She and Hamp bought another store in Centerville and renamed it Franks Variety. Jakcie worked there from 1956 until 1986 when it was destroyed by a fire. She then worked as a clerk in the Leon County Tax Office until her retirement.

Jackie passed away August 16, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis "Hamp" Franks (October 2, 2007); granddaughter, Misty Franks; brothers, Barney Newsom, Cyras Newsom, Fred Newsom, Deward Newsom, Howard Newsom and John Newsom and sisters, Josie Newsom, Opal Brown, Algernon Bassham, Maggie Lou Yancey and Ira Dell Bell.

The surviving family includes son, Johnny Franks (wife, Kay) of Centerville; grandsons, John Franks and Matt Franks (wife, Alicia) all of Centerville; great grandsons, Grant Franks and Levi Franks; great granddaughters, Madisyn Franks and Emmy Franks; a brother, Mack Newsom of Houston and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas.

Mary Louise Jones

Funeral services for Mary Louise Jones, 5 days shy of her 98th birthday, of Centerville, Texas, will be held 2 P.M., Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Jeff Vincent will officiate the service followed by interment in the Centerville Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M., Friday, August 17th at the funeral home.

Mary Louise (Baker) Jones was born August 18, 1920 in Ada, Oklahoma to Arthur Alvah & Idell Leatha (Cassidy) Baker. She was a graduate of Ada High School and had excelled in softball as a pitcher in Ada and Ardmore. Mary married Jack Wiley Jones June 8, 1941. Together they served as missionaries in Aarhus, Denmark 1966 to 1968. They also had the opportunity to travel all over the world and visit places such as, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden and Wales, as well as, twenty-nine of the fifty United States. Mary was a long-time member of the Church of Christ in Centerville. She and her late husband had lived in Centerville since 1989. Mary passed away August 13, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Jones; infant son, Jackie Lloyd Jones; son, Charles Glenn Jones; brother, Charles Lee Baker; daughter-in-law, Jackie Duncanson and grandson, Winston Campise. Mary is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

Surviving family members include daughter, Candace "Candy" (Jones) Campise of Centerville; “special daughters” Shirl (Harvey) Williams of Centerville and Carolyn (Dunbar) Mathis of Dallas; daughters-in-law, Carol Jones of Connecticut and Mary Jones of Bacliff; sister-in-law, Sandy (Jones) Hall of Humble; grandchildren, Tracy Stefano (husband, Joe), Charlene Graziano, Travis Jones (wife, Kim), Molina Jones, Max Campise and Dallas Campise and great grandchildren, Austin Stefano, Tristan Holt, Kaylie Holt, Cayleb Jones, Colton Jones and Cameron Jones (due in December).

Pallbearers: Travis Jones, Tristan Holt, Kyle Stout, Shay Stout, John Stout, Carson Mundy

Honorary Pallbearers: Glenn Jones, Bill Klutz, Gayle Tittle, Jeff Vincent, Victor Hillman, Phillip Mullen, Johnny Pittman, Robert Leathers, and William Milstead

Arrangements are under the direction of Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas.

Danny Floyd Hughes

Danny Floyd Hughes, age 62, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Danny was born March 27, 1956 in England to Donald and June Hughes.

He is survived by his daughters, Twilia Howry and husband, Eric, Ashley Duke and husband, Cody; grandsons, Ethan, Ian, Marty, Mason; great-grandson, Jason; sisters, Kimberley Hughes Sparkman and husband, Kelly of Slocum, Donna Hughes Mouton and husband, Scott of Palestine; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father, Donald R. Hughes; mother, June Hughes; sister, Lynn Wasicek; brothers-in-law, Dale Wasicek and John Jordan.

A memorial service for Danny Floyd Hughes will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Rev. Billy Martin officiating.

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