Shelby County News

Week Ending January 19, 2012

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Shelby County Historical Society
Celebrating 50 years… expanding horizons through knowledge, education and preservation


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Please make check out to Shelby County Historical Society, PO Box 1542, Center, TX 75935-1542
On the back of this card please drop us a note on items you would like to see addressed in 2012 whether it is an article in the newsletter, lectures, events or maybe a historic preservation issue.
Regular Membership:  $25
 ___         Individual/Families:      $25

Business Memberships:
___         Platinum                      $500
___         Gold                            $250
___         Silver                           $150
___         Bronze                         $  50
___         Life Member              $1000


Thank you for your continued support.

The Shelby County Historical Society and Museum is now asking for renewals and new memberships.  If you are not already a member or if you did not get our mailout last week, we would like to have you join and help the museum continue operation.  You can just print out this form or make up one of your own and mail it to us at:

Shelby County Historical Society
P. O. Box 1542
Center, Texas  75935





Bertis A. “Bert” Lout, 87. of Buna, died December 25, 2011 in Beaumont. Interment was in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. Bert was born July 9, 1924 in Shelbyville, Texas to John Arvie and Mattie Parker Lout. Bert served in the Merchant Marines and the United States Army. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Bernard Lout. Survivors include, Wife, Jean Carroll Lout of Buna; Daughters, Carolyn Lout Marquart & husband, John of Lumberton, Vickie Richards Bond of West Columbia, Texas.
Broussard's Funeral Home, Silsbee, Texas.

Norman James “Jim” Samford, Jr., 78, died January 13, 2012 in Kirbyville. Interment was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born in Center on May 19, 1933 to Norman James Samford, Sr. and Mary Outlaw Samford. Mr. Samford served in the United States Coast Guard Active Reserves. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Daughters, Michelle Renee Barron of Houston, Cynthia Diane Peveto & husband, Courtney of Buna, Jamie Leigh Miller & husband, Chris of Kirbyville; Sister, Jeanette Samford Myers of Livingston.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Precious Williams, 90, of Tenaha, died January 15, 2012, in Dallas, Texas. Interment will be in BoBo Cemetery, Shelby County. Mrs. Williams is a retired teacher from Timpson ISD. Survivors include, Son, Fred Williams Jr. of Dallas, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas.


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