808 Bell St

Marshall, TX

Phone: 903-935-5225


Three blocks west of

Marshall Convention Center

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P.O. Box 1684

Marshall, Texas 75671

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Prayer time 10:30am

Sunday Morning Service 11:00am

Sunday Evening service 6:00pm

Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study 7:00pm


 Athens – Funeral services for Charlie Jackson Jr., 89, of Athens, were held at 11:00 A.M.  Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens with Bro. Mike Dean, Bro. Olin Boles and Bro. Mark Morton officiating.  Interment will follow at the New York Cemetery in New York, Texas.                                                                                                  

Mr. Jackson went to be with the Lord on May 04, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving family with the singing of hymns and reading of scripture.

Charlie Oliver Jackson, Jr. (known as Brother C.O. or Brother Charlie) was born on March 5, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas, to Charlie Jackson, Sr. and Lila Ramsey Jackson. He spent his early years in the LaRue and New York communities before his family moved to Tyler, Texas where he attended high school. The day he turned 18, he volunteered for military service in WWII in 1943. He flew 65 missions as a radio operator and waist gunner in a B-26 over Europe. On his last mission, his plane crashed and he served his last months in the service recuperating from his injuries.

After the service, he worked to achieve an education. He attended Tyler Junior College, and University of Houston Law School, before surrendering to the ministry at First Baptist Houston, Texas.  He graduated from East Texas Baptist College (University), and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He continued his interest in history and theological education through reading, studying, and teaching.

In June 1953, he married the love of his life, Nancy Hanes Jackson of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and together they had six children (three sons and three daughters).

He pastored several churches in Texas. He moved to Athens, Texas to pastor Fellowship Baptist Church for approximately 12 years. In 1990, he felt the call to go to Las Vegas, Nevada as a church planter where he and his wife were used by God to establish the First Baptist Church of the Lakes. While there he was active in the state convention and taught extension courses at Golden Gate Seminary. They then retired in 2002 and returned to Athens, Texas, which they considered home. He has stayed busy over the last 12 years writing, teaching, conducting revivals, and supplying in pulpits.

He believed that “A man’s life preaches his funeral,” and made this statement often.  He was instrumental in missionaries surrendering their lives to go to numerous countries and in men and women entering into the ministry.  He ministered with his words and actions and demonstrated an exemplary testimony even into the last days of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his children, David Royce Jackson, and Lila Faith Daley Henderson, and his sister Adelaide Jackson Milner.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his children Elizabeth Joy Sparks and her husband Paul, John Daniel Jackson and his wife Terri, Lydia Hope Morton and her husband Mark, and his son Charlie Mark Jackson. They have 16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren – his grandsons are serving as pallbearers. He is also survived by his brother Grady Royce Jackson, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 6-8:00 P.M. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, Athens, Texas; The Hospice of East Texas / Palliative Care Services / HomePlace in gratitude of their support and services in our loved one’s last few days; or any charity of your choice.

Former Pastor here in Marshall

Pastor David Allen Chaffin, 63, of Ocala, Florida was welcomed into glory on July 27th, 2017 with his wife and family by his side. 

David Chaffin was born July 9, 1954, in Springfield, Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Chaffin.  He was the second child born into the family of three.

David accepted Christ as his Savior and then as a young man he surrendered to full-time Christian service. He attended Trinity Baptist College and graduated in 1979.  He served as Youth Pastor at Bible Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida for 2 years.  David was ordained on May 18th, 1982 at Bell Street Baptist Church, in Marshall, Texas and served as the Senior Pastor for 11 years before returning to his hometown in Ocala. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Ocala Baptist Temple for the past 24 years.  He was the founder and leader of the Ocala Baptist Fellowship, and a faithful contributor to "Called To Glory" with devotions that edified Jesus Christ, by sharing the gospel and encouraging the brethren.

David met the love of his life, Cynthia Chaffin, while attending Bible college and they were married and enjoyed 40 years of life together faithfully serving the Lord.  They raised six beautiful children, Christina Houghton of Hudson Florida, Mark Chaffin of Marcola, Oregon, Elizabeth Vasseur of Lutz, Florida, Deborah Bratten of Land O' Lakes, Florida, John Chaffin of Gainesville, Florida, and Rebecca Chaffin of Land O' Lakes, Florida. David and Cynthia dedicated their children to the Lord, taught them the scriptures and they each know the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior. 

He is preceded in death by his father Everett Eugene and survived by his mother, Bonnie Ioffredo of Ocala, Florida, his brother Marvin Chaffin of Middleburg, Florida and his sister Sondra Curtis of Leesburg, Florida. He has six grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and one uncle.

Pastor David was a faithful and devoted servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. He loved God, the Word of God, and the church of God. A man greatly beloved of the Lord, who forgetting self, preached the gospel from the Word of God with unwearied perseverance and unwavering faith. As he walked and communed with God, his prayer life was one of interceding for the cause of Christ.  David was a mighty prayer warrior, and would challenge us all to be fervent in prayer.  He was an example of sacrificial love and generosity who gave of himself to bless others as Jesus did for the gospels sake.  

Two quotes by David embedded in our hearts and minds are:  "Don't change the message, the message changes you" and "The Bible should be in your heart, home and hand."  David loved and breathed God's Word, who shared the gospel in season and out of season.  Every word in the Bible was precious to him.  Proverbs 3:5,6, Romans 5:8, 10:13, Psalm 37:23-26 and Romans 12:11-13 were scriptures he loved and spoke often about the last years of his life.  

David knew heaven was his destiny, and with amazing grace and peace, God upheld him in his greatest hours of need with no words of complaint, but with praises to his Lord.  David knew that his God would never leave him nor forsake him.  He fought the good fight, ran the race and kept the faith.  The grace of God shown through him even more so in his last days and God has welcomed David with these words, "Well done, good and faithful servant." He shall forever be with the Lord.  

The challenge to all first and foremost is to be saved, knowing heaven is your destiny.  Secondly, to all is to follow David's example as he followed Jesus Christ his Savior, remain faithful to the Word of God, uncompromising to the truths of the Word of God and walk with God. 

The family has requested flowers be sent to Countryside Funeral Home, or donations be given to the supported missionaries of Ocala Baptist Temple.



Catherine Gwen Hudson - Wife of Matt Hudson

Catherine Gwen Hudson was born in Hayward, California on January 21, 1972. She went to be with
the Lord on May 3, 2012 at the age of 40.

Catherine and her husband,
Matthew Hudson, served as Independent Baptist Missionaries in the country of
Ukraine for over 15 years. Since November of 2011, they have lived in Mesquite,
Texas. Catherine grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she graduated from
high school and college, and met her husband, Matthew, whom she married on
August 13, 1994. They began their ministry as missionaries to Ukraine in 1995.
The Hudson’s were due to return to the Ukraine on March 14, but that return was
delayed when it was discovered that Catherine was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer
March 7, 2012.. A Godly wife, mother and missionary, Catherine graduated to
Glory on May 3, 2012.

Catherine Gwen Hudson was preceded in death by both
her Maternal and Paternal Grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Silas Harsell of Missoula,
Montana, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ross, Sr. of San Leandro, California.

Survived by husband of 17 years, Matthew Edward Hudson; son, Daniel
Robert Hudson, age 16; daughters, Rachel Lenell Hudson, age 13, and Deborah
Maelee Hudson, age 11; parents Robert A. Ross, Jr and Cathe Mae Ross;
parents-in-law, Bob J. Hudson and Marilyn Lee Hudson; 8 nieces and 13 Nephews;
sisters, Cynthia D. Maulsby of Cypress, Texas; Nancy A. Jackson of Sumner,
Texas; Emily J. Hanson of Bradley, Illinois; and the dear members of the LIBERTY
(Svoboda) BAPTIST CHURCH of Stari Petrovtsi, UKRAINE.

The Funeral service was Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 10:00 am. It was held
at the Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas.

Terry L. Spears, Jr. - April 3, 1970 - FEBRUARY 21, 2013


Spears Profile

Terry Spears Jr.'s Journey from earth to Glory
Dear friends and family,
At last, Terry's journey is over!
He has moved his residence from earth to heaven and he finally wears an imperishable, immortal, and indestructible new body that he has longed for!
The Lord was pleased to take Terry home Saturday, February 16,2013 at 1:54pm.
Our family want to express our deepest gratitude
to all of you for your incessant prayers, love and support you've generously shown throughout this journey.
The funeral service was at Grace Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas

Jo Weaver

On this Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2015, NTBC Family is saddened with the news of one of our missionary Jo Weaver's passing. 
We are ever thankful for the blessed hope that she is now in the presence of. She went home to be with the Lord at 6:09 this morning. 
Jo gave her life to mission work and serving those around her. She was a missionary to the very end! Sharing the gospel while in the hospital which concluded I'm a profession of faith. 
Please keep her family and her friends in your prayers.

Solomon Rao Saripalli

Passed away July 31, 2019



Beloved mother, cherished grandmother and treasured great-grandmother, Dorothy Lee (Edwards) Smith, age 86, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Kilgore, Texas. Dorothy was born on July 3, 1933 in Marshall, Texas to Harold Edwards and Beulah (Alexander) Edwards.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James Smith; sons, Allen Smith and John David Smith; grandson, Michael Smith; parents, Harold and Beulah Edwards; and brother, W.A. Edwards.  Dorothy is survived by her children, James Smith (DiAnna), Jan Mentz, Joy Hamilton, Jerry Smith (Laura), Roy Smith (Diana), Lisa Bailey and Tim Smith; grandchildren, Jennifer Humphrey (Seth), Melissa Harrell (Herbert), Kay Root (Jordan), Dustin Bobbitt (Anne), Tyler Smith, Charles Bobbitt, Carole Manning (John), Randy Mentz, J.D. Mentz, Billy Mentz (Angela), James Hamilton (Christi), Joanie Duncan (Dwayne), Johnathan Hamilton, Scotty Weaver, Troy Smith, Magen Vincent, Chance Bailey (Ashley), Corey Bailey, Emilee Bailey, Blane Bailey, Clay Smith and Ethan Smith; great-grandchildren, Hope Humphrey, B.J. Humphrey, Anton Harrell, August Harrell, Benedict Harrell, John Harrell, Mark Harrell, Joseph Mentz, Lauren Mentz, Ashley Mentz, Randy Mentz, Jenna Mentz, Ally Kuhn, Christian Kuhn, Johnathan Manning, Hunter Manning, Simon Manning, Ethan Manning, Eddie Manning, Michael Wayne Smith, Jr., Bryson Michael Smith, Jedidiah Allen Smith, Cason Weaver, Cameron Weaver, Audrey Bailey, Carson Bailey, Carter Bailey and Carleigh Bailey, as well as numerous other family members.  Dorothy loved her Lord and was a member of the Bell Street Baptist Church.  She also loved to sew and treasured her precious family. Dorothy was well-loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.  Private Graveside Service will be held for Dorothy with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.  Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com

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