Shelby County News

Week Ending January 06, 2022




Museum Volunteers
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Fannie Watson
James Campbell
Gene Walker
Kathy Metcalf Krog
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Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Hopkins
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Vickie Martin
Jan Akridge
Paul Ross
Billy Clyde Duncan
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Roy Manning Crump, Jr., 57, of Joaquin, died January 2, 2022, in Joaquin.  Interment was in Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County.  He was born March 2, 1964, to Roy Manning Crump Sr. and Joyce “Sally” Rutherford Crump.  He was a member of Joaquin Class of 1982. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy M. Crump, Sr.  Survivors include, Daughter, Carolyn Shaw Crump of Shreveport, Louisiana; Mother, Joyce “Sally” Holmes & husband Tommy of Joaquin; Sisters, Cristi Hutchins & husband Jinx of Joaquin, Carrie Obregon & husband Anthony of Joaquin.
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Kenneth Lee Campbell, Sr., 80, of Timpson, died January 2, 2022, in Timpson.  Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.  He was born March 1, 1941, to R. L. Campbell and Alma Harris Campbell. He was a member of Center High School Class of 1959.  He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Jerri Lynn Hendricks Campbell; Brother, Richard Campbell.  Survivors include, Wife, Londa; Son, Kenneth Campbell, Jr.; Stepson, Ralph Godsey; Brother, Robert Ladean Campbell.
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George Lee Henry, 66 of Shelbyville, died December 27, 2021 at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas.  Interment was in Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County.  Survivors include, Sons, Demonic (Kandra) Henry of Diball, Texas,
Deshannon (Stephanie) Henry of Nacogdoches, Texas; Daughter, Versheka Franklin (Eric) Bennett of Carthage, Texas; Sisters, Alberta Smith of Minnesota, Marie Siller of Gary, Indinna, Birdie Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas, Sharon Cartwright of Shelvyville, Texas, Debra Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas, Donna Garrett(Steven) Shelbyville, Texas; Brothers, Curtis Henry Jr. of Shelbyville, Texas, Freddie Ray (Emma) Cartwright of Nacogdoches, Texas, Harold Cartwright (Jackalyn) of Center, Texas, Ricky (Karen) Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

Wyman Earl Tompkins, 84, of San Augustine, Texas, died December 21, 2021, at his residence.  Interment was in Patroon Cemetery, Shelby County.  He was born August 19, 1937, in Sabine County, Texas, to parents Hamp and Abbie (Harville) Tompkins. He served his country in the U. S. Army.  He was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter-in-law, Terri Smith Tompkins; Brother, L. H. Tompkins; Sister, Juanell Beckham; Parents-in-law, Horace and Bernice Wilburn.  Survivors include, Wife, Louise Wilburn Tompkins of San Augustine; Daughter, Peggy Tompkins Collins & husband Michael of Shelbyville; Sons, Michael Tompkins & wife Paula of San Augustine, Keith Tompkins of Shelbyville; Sister, Helen Williams of Pineland; Brothers,
Jimmy Tompkins & wife Mary Ann of Hemphill, Tommy Tompkins & wife Barbara of Longview, Larry Tompkins & wife Annette of Lufkin, Jerry Tompkins & wife Ruby Jo of Geneva.

Visit for memories and condolences. Services were under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.

Geraldine “Jeri” Dean, 81, of Timpson, Texas, died January 5, 2022, in Garrison, Texas.  Interment was in Bethel Cemetery, Appleby, Texas.  She was born on February 27, 1940, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Matt and Vera Kerr Mercer.  She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Cecil Dean, Sr.; Brother, JT Mercer; Sister, Margaret Hornbuckle.  Survivors include, Sons, Robbie Lee Strahan & wife, Jerrie, Don Wayne Strahan & wife, Sherri, Kevin Lynn Strahan & wife, Terri.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


James Derrell West, 52, of Center, died December 31, 2021, in Center.  Interment was in Smith Cemetery, Shelby County.  He was born January 19, 1969, in Converse, Louisiana, to Edna Marie Spears West and Charles William “Bill” West.  He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, William West.  Survivors include, Fiancé, Elizabeth Freeman of Center; Sisters, Carla K. Harris of Garrison, Sandra Dale Grillette of Ringgold, Louisiana; Other family members, Stacy and Samantha Oates of Center, Ed and Belinda Mathis of Center.
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Phillip Lynn Walker, 67, of Logan, Texas, died January 4, 2022 at his home.  Interment was in Adams Cemetery, Shelby County.   He was born July 28, 1954 in Center, Texas to John Melgon and O. D. Juanita Baker Walker. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, John Bruce Walker, Jr., Sister, Thelma Bonita Ann Hanson; In-laws, Bill and Juanita Norris;Brother-in-law, Bill Norris, Jr..  Survivors include, Wife, Dolores Walker of Logan; Children, Phillip Lynn Walker, Jr. & wife Jamie of Van Alstyne, Pamela Lynne Walker of Carthage, Patrick Lynn Walker of Carthage; Brother, Steve Walker & wife Connie of Logan; Brother-in-law, Mel Hanson of Long Branch; Sisters-in-law, Debbie Walker Valentine of Alvin, Debbie Spurlock & husband David of Tenaha, Kelley Roberson & husband Chip of Tenaha, Judy Bardwell & husband L.W. of Woods.

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