Shelby County News
 

Week Ending September 17, 2015

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Memorial donation given in honor of:

                                                                Priscilla Shoop
                                                                  Donated by
                                                  Donna Thomason and Dawn Barnes                                   

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OBITUARIES     


 
BILLY EARL BAILEY
Billy Earl Bailey, 76, of Center, died September 9, 2015 at his residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born April 3, 1939, in Shelby County, to Caywood Bailey and Leona Bailey. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sisters, Jettie Andrews, Rosene Andrews, Christene Waller; Brothers, Dick Herman Bailey, George Bailey, Edward Bailey. Survivors include, Wife, Carrie Ann Bailey; Son, Vernon Bailey; Daughters, Kathy Matthews & husband, Mark, Gina Chessher & husband, Cecil, Alesia Campbell & husband, Steve; Sister, Ethel Gee; Brother, James Thomas Bailey.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
L. C. FURLOW
L C Furlow, 92, of Huxley, died September 9, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 17, 1923 in Shelby County to Crit and Vannie Fleming Furlow. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Father, Crit Furlow; Mother, Vannie Furlow; Stepmother, Jessie Furlow; Wife, Wanda Rivers Furlow; Sisters, Callie Campbell, Lera Bell Metcalf. Survivors include, Daughter, Vicki Cooper & husband, Curtis of Huxley; Sons, Chris Furlow of Huxley, Kenneth Furlow & wife, Cindy of Huxley.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

 
BENITA JOYCE RATCLIFF
Benita Joyce Ratcliff, 46, of Center, Texas, died September 8, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Memorial services are currently pending. She was preceded in death by, Father, Clinton Garrett; Sister; Janice Polk. Survivors include, Husband, Quincy Ratcliff of Center Texas; Mother, Annie Berry of Center Texas; Stepfather, John Berry of Pineland, Texas; Sons, Quincy Ratcliff of Tyler Texas, Tevin Ratcliff of Center, Texas; Stepchildren, Yolanda Ratcliff of Houston, Texas, Jessica Ratcliff of Dallas, Texas, Mark Ratcliff of Huntsville, Texas, Christopher Hubbard of Center, Texas; Sisters, Linda Black (Melvin) of Center, Texas, Fannie Smith (Michael) of Center, Texas, Rita Williams (Deon) of Center, Texas, Pamela Suell (Marlon) of Shelbyville, Texas; Brothers, Jerry Polk (Jan) of Mansfield, Louisiana, Gene Polk (Valerie) of Pineland, Texas, Jeremy Berry of Pineland, Texas, Castle Moore (Dianne) of San Augustine, Texas, Robert McCoy (Charlotte) of Dallas, Texas, Pete Moore (Annie) of Houston.
Sid Roberts Funeral Home
 
DOROTHY MC GINTY
Dorothy McGinty, 94, of Center, died September 10, 2015, in Center. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born December 22, 1920, in Throckmorton, to Jesse Blackshear and Ina Lee Blackshear. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Horace McGinty; Two Brothers; One Sister. Survivors include, Daughter, Ina Bass of Center; Grandchildren, Kenneth Shahan & wife, Sarah, of Center, Justin Shahan of Boston, Massachusetts, Cherie Rudd & husband, Randy, of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
DALTON PATE
Dalton Pate,
103, of Timpson, Texas, died September 15, 2015 . Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born September 18, 1911, in Arcadia Community to Willie Bruce and Myrtie Pate. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, LaVennie Darnell Pate; Brothers, Arvel Pate, R. C. Pate, William Pate, Pershing, Pate; Sisters, LaMerle Monkres, Oleta Darnell, Willie Day Green. Survivors include, Sisters, LaVerne Pate Hughes, Orine Pate Ingram; Son, Robert Glyndon Pate & wife, Helen of Timpson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
 
URSULA M. SOTO
Ursula M. Soto, 84, of Center, died September 12, 2015, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Powdrill Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born October 21, 1930, in San Benito, to Antonio Munoz and Joaquina Maria deJesus Munoz. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Rafael Soto, Sr., Daughters, Linda Soto, Helen Soto Simmons; Sons-in-law, Vince Walker, Tom McGraw, Denny Heady. Survivors include, Children, Ralph Soto Jr. & wife, Rhonda, Vangie McGraw, Jane Smith & husband, Ed, Roland Soto & wife, Donna, Raul Soto, Rey Soto, Raymond Soto & wife, Bonnie, Ruben Soto, Ramiro Soto, Rudy Soto & wife, Leslie, Moses Soto & wife, Alicia, Jackie Soto & wife, Kristle, Mary Walker, Rose Mangrum & husband, Mike.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
EVALYN THOMAS
Evalyn Thomas, 86, of Center, died September 10, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later time. She was born January 16, 1929 in Lockney, Texas to Charlie Joe and Elizabeth Carver McCollum. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter, Ellory Ann Thomas; Brother, Robert Willard McCollum. Survivors include, Son, Joe Horton & wife, Carolyn of Center; Daughter, Geneva Lambeth & husband, Charles of Baytown; Sons, Elroy Eugene Thomas & wife, Patricia of San Diego, California, Charles D. Thomas & wife, Kathleen of Houston.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
QUINNELLA LATRECE HARPER
Quinnella Latrece Harper, 32, of Nacogdoches, died September 8, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment was in Thompson Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Father, R.C. Harper of Center; Brothers, Robert Carl Cooper of Timpson, Texas, Reggie Harper of Lufkin, Texas, Charleston Patton of Atlanta, Georgia, Gus Johnson of Center, Texas, Rodriquez Harper of Nacogdoches, Texas, Gregg Harper of Nacogdoches, Texas, Anthony Harper of Center, Texas; Sisters, Exie Nash of Nacogdoches, Texas, Machelle McCollister of Center, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
MURRY LEE RODGERS
Murry Lee Rodgers, 48, of Martinsville, died September 13, 2015, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Martinsville Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. He was born August 7, 1967, in Houston, to Murry Edgar Rodgers and Lamar Martin Rodgers. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Samuel Mason Rodgers. Survivors include, Sons, Chase Rodgers & Holly Stewart, Bradley Rodgers & fiancÚ, Courtney Martin, Nicholas Cheek & Laura McGee;
Sister, Nora Williams & husband, Thomas; Brother, Don Lane Stelzer.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
MARGARET ANN LONG
Margaret Ann Long, 70, of Orange, Texas, died August 30, 2015 in Orange. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on February 16, 1945 to Doug Harper and Doris Goodwin Harper. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, James E. Harper. Survivors include, Children, Donna Rawlinson of Beaumont, Texas, Melissa Eicher & husband, Terry of Bremen Georgia, Keith Garsee of New York, New York; Sister, Melody Harper Fincher & husband, Joe of Orange, Texas.
Claybar Funeral Home. Orange, Texas
PATSY DRY DUNAHOE
Patsy Dry Dunahoe, 85, of Bridge City, Texas, died September 6, 2015. Interment was in Lone Cedar Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born in Clayton, Texas on August 28, 1930 to Albert Sydney Dry, Sr. and Ludie Baker Dry. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Burt E. Dunahoe; Daughter, Debbie Kay Dunahoe; Brothers, Sydney Dry, Henry Dry, Albert Sydney Dry, Jr.; Sister, Fannie Marie Brister. Survivors include, Children, Terry Dunahoe & wife, Tammy, Susan Buscher; Sister, Jennie Cox & husband, Billy.
Claybar Funeral Home, Bridge City, Texas

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