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William "Bill" Lawrence, Jr., 52, native of Bridgeport, CT, resident of Jasper since 1990 coming from Stratford, CT passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, TX.

Mr. Elzie Lee Ward was born on March 8, 1961 to Elzie Ward Jr. and Clotell Ward in Pineland, Texas who proceeded him in death. Elzie attended West Sabine High School and graduated in 1980. He attended Angelina College with a Degree in Architect. Elzie accepted Christ at an early age and beca…

James (Jim) Hayes, age 79 of Spurger, Texas, passed away on January 13, 2020 at his home after a battle with cancer.

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SPC. Jacoby Ramon McFarland, 25, of Jasper, Texas passed away Thursday January 2, 2020.

Albert Henry Puntes, 67, of Spurger passed away on January 11, 2020.

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James Hulin, 77 of Spurger, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Harbor Hospice in Jasper, Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Curtis Earl Jackson, 54, of Newton, TX, passed from this life on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Willie Mable Williams Sharp was born on April 6, 1929 to the late Mr. Willie Williams and the late Mrs. Mabel Brumley Williams in Jasper, Texas. She was lovingly known by her friends and family as Bill, Mama Bill, and Grandmother Bill.

Donna Hancock, 72, of Jasper passed away on January 2, 2020 in Jasper. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with interment to follow at Little Hope Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Sunday afternoon from 3:00…

Deborah Arlene Kirby Lee, 65, of Newton passed away on Friday, January 03, 2020 in Newton, TX. The family will greet friends on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper, TX with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Tara A. Longtin passed away peacefully on December 31, 2019 at Dogwood Trails Nursing Home. Tara was born in Utica, New York June 1947 and was a resident of the City of Ivanhoe, Woodville, Texas.

Charles Lewell Park 74 of Newton died on January 1, 2020. He was born on Sept. 6, 1945 in Jasper, Texas and had lived in Newton for the past several years. He was a graduate of Newton High School and was a commercial real estate salesman.

“Crack” Holmes, Jr. 85, a native of Newton County and a resident of Jasper, died on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019.

Janice Delena Forse “Jan” was born November 22, 1954 and passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. Janice was born in Houston, Texas, was a graduate of Dobie High School in South Houston and eventually acquired an additional business and investment education.

Novia Ann Moye Stanley McKinney, 99, of Woodville, passed away quietly in the evening on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at her daughter’s residence.

A celebration of Mary Evelyn Roger’s Life, age 89, of Jasper, Texas, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper, Texas with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper, Texas. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until time of servic…

Billy Jack Jordan, 87, of Spurger passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 25, 2019.

Billie Herschel Sheffield Hicks was born April 17, 1933, and peacefully entered heaven on December 23, 2019 at the age of 86. A life-long resident of Texas, Billie graduated from Spurger High School in 1950. That same year, she married the love of her life, Lockey L. Hicks, with whom she enj…

John Dalton Gilbert 79 of Newton, Texas died on Dec. 24, 2019. He was born

Warren Reed Samuel, 24, resident of Bon Wier, TX transitioned Saturday, December 21, 2019. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Greater Old Field C.O.G.I.C. in Bon Wier. Viewing will be 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM prior to the service. Interment will be Monday, Dece…

Nancy Carolyn Welch, 72, of Bronson, Texas passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 in Hemphill Care Center after an illness.

George Washington Patrick, 99, of Woodville, passed away, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his residence.