Linda Watson, 76, of Center

Linda Watson, 76, of Center, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, in Lufkin.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2017, at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating.


Mrs. Watson was born November 3, 1941, in Center, to Max Samford and Ethel Fountain Samford. She enjoyed working in her flowerbeds and spending time with her family and church family. She was a member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church.


She is survived by


Lisa Verrett and husband, Charlie, of Buna

Tena Moragas of Center



Elissa Taylor and husband, Cody, of Tenaha

Radi Verrett of Buna

Nathan Hathorn and wife, Cadence, of Center

April Victoria and husband, Gavin, of Buna

Charlie “Bubba” Verrett of Buna


Great Grandchildren:

Kypton Taylor

Madyx Taylor

Elli Hathorn

Ahava Victoria

Gavin Victoria II

Ivory Victoria

Kamdyn Verrett


Brother: Gary Samford of College Station


Sister: Mary Lou Richards of Conroe


Preceded in death by

Husband: Bobby Doyce Watson

Parents: Max Samford and Ethel Fountain Samford

Sister: Maxie Wright


Pallbearers will be Nathan Hathorn, Jimmy Moore, Cody Taylor, Earl Hicks, Radi Verrett and Jody Wright.


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at



The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935