Shelby County News
 

Week Ending January 22, 2015

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The Shelby County Historical Society would like to announce their upcoming monthly meetings:

February 17, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. - Guest Speaker, Dr. Jerry Hopkins

March 17, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. - Guest Speaker, Mr. Bill O'Neal

These meeting will be in the Shelby County Museum, 230 Pecan Street.  Eveyone is invited to attend.

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OBITUARIES     


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GLORIA ANN DYER
Gloria Ann Dyer, 68, of Center, died January 14, 2015 at her residence. Interment was in Powdrill Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born May 15, 1946 in McAllister, Oklahoma to Thomas T. Wright and Gene Lee Scroggins Wright. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Louie Dyer. Survivors include, Son, Robert Goff of West Palm Beach, Florida; Daughter, Sherre Johnson & husband, Gary, of Ketchum, Oklahoma; Sisters, Carolyn Masters & husband, Buster, of Gary, Sarah Shahan & husband, Kenneth, of Center; Brothers, Tommy G. Wright & fiancÚ, Jackie Brown, of Center, Pete Wright & wife, Sissy, of Longview.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
VIOLA DRENNAN
Viola Drennan, 85, of Shelbyville, died January 20, 2015 in Nacogdoches. Interment will be in Murphree Cemetery, Evant. She was born June 9, 1929 in Pearl to Taylor Williams and Annie Box Williams. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Loran Voil Drennan; Five Brothers and Sisters. Survivors include, Son, Jim Drennan & wife, Earlene, of Shelbyville; Daughter, Lora Wilson & husband, Mike, of Placitas, New Mexico; Grandchildren, Michelle Wilson of Placitas, New Mexico, Jennifer Miles & husband, James, of the Aiken Community of Shelby County.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
CORETHA TAYLOR
Coretha Taylor, 67, of Timpson, Texas, died January 12, 2015 at her home in Antioch Community. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Survivors include, Husband, George Taylor of Timpson; Son, Derrick Wilson & wife, Yolanda of Houston.
Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
GEORGE WILLIS CHANEY
George Willis Chaney, 87, of Timpson, Texas, died January 2015. Interment was in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. He was born June 6, 1927, in Nacogdoches, Texas to Charles Henry and Lula Elizabeth Jacobs Chaney. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sons, Donald Wayne Chaney, George W. Chaney, Jr. Survivors include, Wife, Carrie; Sons, Edgar Chaney & girl friend, Denise of Timpson, Texas, Larry Chaney & wife, Tresia of Huffman, Texas; Daughters, Gina Diane Broussard & husband, Billy of Center, Texas, Rachael Mabe & husband, Mike of Manassas, Virginia; One Sister.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
HELEN JEAN LEONARD
Helen Jean Leonard, 70, of Louisiana, formerly of Nacogdoches, died January 12, 2015 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. Survivors include, Daughters, Joan Drakeford & husband, Norman of Camden, South Carolina, Thresa Dove of Camden, South Carolina, Calandra Watts & husband, Kenny of Lancaster, South Carolina, Ramonia Abdullah & husband, Morris of Charlotte, North Carolina; Sons, David Leonard of Nacogdoches, Frederick Leonard & wife, Angelika of Cassatt, South Carolina, Torance Leonard & wife, Angie of York, South Carolina, Vincent Bell & wife, Jessica of Nacogdoches; Sisters, Cherry Earl & husband, Weldon of Timpson, Dorothy Byrd & husband, Willie of Nacogdoches; Brothers, Robert Lee Callaway & wife, Shirley of Tenaha, S. L. Callaway of Tenaha, Roosevelt Bell & wife, Claudia of Erie, Pennsylvania
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
CHRISTINE WARD
Christine Ward, 98, of Center, died January 19, 2015 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Stanley, Louisiana. She was born October 4, 1916 in Logansport, Louisiana to Robert Taylor and Nettie Langford Taylor. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Letha Henderson; Brother, Lenard Taylor. Survivors include, Son, Ken Threet & wife, Shawn, of Eucha, Oklahoma; Daughter, Myrna Lloyd of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
JAMES ACREY, SR.
James Acrey, Sr., 75, of Gary, Texas, died January 15, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Carthage, Texas. Interment was in County Line Cemetery, Rusk County. He was born July 7, 1939 in Jumbo Community, Texas to Arlin Acrey and Madge Hudman Acrey. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Bob Tinkle; Sister, Dorothy Reese. Survivors include, Wife, Elizabeth Ann; Sons, James “Jimmy” Acrey, Jr. of Carthage, Texas, Lee Acrey of Gary, Texas, Rocky Acrey of Center, Texas; Daughters, Doris Matlock & husband, Ricky of Carthage, Texas, Virginia Matlock & husband, Mike of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, Patricia Nelson & husband, Danny of Odessa, Washington; Brother, Joe Acrey & wife, Rhonda of Spring, Texas; Sisters, Virginia Churchman of Carthage, Texas, Billy Davis of Cypress, Texas, Lorene Nix of Mt. Enterprise, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
JAMES THOMAS WINDHAM
James Thomas “Tom” Windham, 81, of Center, died January 21, 2015 in Center. Interment will be in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born September 13, 1933 in Shelby County to Thomas Windham and Ardie Risinger Windham. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Infant Daughter, Janet Sue Windham; Brothers, Dan Windham, Elvin Windham, Jack Windham. Survivors include, Wife, Charlsie Jean Windham of Center; Children, Johnny Max Windham & wife, Gayla, of Center, Regina Gail McSwain & husband, Kerry, of Center, Penny Barnes & husband, Stanley, of Center, Jamie Windham & wife, Susan, of Center, Beth Clark & husband, Alton, of Center, Bruce Windham of Center; Sisters, Bobbie Sue Nichols & husband, John Henry, of Center, Margie Weaver & husband, Clarence, of Center; Brothers, Leon Windham & wife, Kathy, of Timpson, Max Windham & wife, Janet, of Shelbyville, Evert Snuffy Windham of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
THOMAS WAYNE HUTCHINGS
Thomas Wayne Hutchings, 61, of Center, died January 20, 2015 in Center. Interment will be in Old Center Cemetery, Panola County. He was born April 5, 1953 in Longview to Samuel Hutchings and Allie Mae Hutchings. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Susan Hutchings of Center; Daughter, Tanya Hutchings of Houston.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
VIRGINIA MIMS
Virginia Mims, 66, of Nacogdoches, died January 19, 2015 at her residence. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. She was born June 27, 1948 in Center, Texas. Survivors include, Daughter, Vanessia Lewis of Nacogdoches; Son, Ronnie Greer of Milwaukee.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
ARTHUR KINDERDINE
Arthur Kenderdine,76, of Carthage, died January 16, 2015 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.  He was born April 4, 1938 in Houston to Sidney Wallace and Matilda Timm Kenderdine.  He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sons, Aaron and Mark Kenderdine; Brother, David Kenderdine.  Survivors include, Wife, Martha Mihlhauser Kenderdine of Carthage; Sons, Clifton Kenderdine of Carthage, Troy Kenderdine & wife, Julie of Carthage; Stepchildren, Bobby Mihlhauser & wife, Vicki, Steve Mihlhauser & wife, Pam all of Carthage; Brother, Eugene Kenderdine & wife, Phyllis of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Sister, Lily Ann McLane.
Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
KITINA EVANS ROBERTSON
Kitina Evans Robertson, 37, of Tyler, died January 12, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center Hospital, Tyler, Texas. Interment was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Tyler. She was born May 16, 1977 in Tyler and had resided in Center and Tyler. She attended Center High School. Survivors include, Husband, Anthony Robertson; Parents, William D. Evans and Virginia and Sherrie M. Evans, both of Tyler; One Stepson; Three Stepdaughters; Brother, William D. Evans, Jr.; Sisters, Kinetha Evans, Ceden Clark, of Tyler, DeAndrea Evans Scott.
Community Funeral Home, Tyler Texas

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