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Week Ending January 28, 2005



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    Shelby County Museum will have a new exhibit "Shelby County in World War II" which will display over 1200 photographs of the men and women who served in the war.  The exhibit will have Military Hardware, including pistols, guns, hand grenades and equipment worn by the military, also Medals and Awards on loan to the museum by veterans.  A POW/MIA table setting along with uniforms of the various branches of service and booklets of Shelby Countains about the influence World War II had on their lives will be on display.  Also included are Video interviews with Shelby County veterans about their experiences in the military.   The exhibit will open on Thursday, February 24, 2005 with an open house from 1PM to 6PM.  After that date the exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 1PM to 4PM every day and Saturday from 10AM to 2PM.  For additional information contact the museum at 936-598-3613 or SCHS, P. O. Box 1542, Center, TX, 75935. 

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   Madge A. Fields, 79, of Center, died January 21, 2005, in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  born March 27, 1925, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Herbert and Tempie Eddins Anderson.  Survivors include husband, Joe Fields of Center; daughter, Jane Guice of Laramie, Wyoming; son, Dan Hodge of Center.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Beatrice Pate, 91, of Joaquin died January 20, 2005, in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery.  Born February 13, 1913, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of E. B. Anderson, Sr. and Fannie Ellis Anderson.  She was married to Wallace J. Pate, and he preceded her in death.   Mrs. Pate is survived by son, Joseph Pate of Joaquin. Mangum Funeral Home.
   George Ray "Jiggs" Smith, 91, of Shelbyville died January 20, 2005, in Center. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born February 20, 1913, in Shelby County, he was the son of R. B. and Lucy Windham Smith.  Mr. Smith was employed with Parker Motor Company.  Survivors include wife, Ruth Watson Smith of Shelbyville; daughter, Sue Williams of Shelbyville; son, Ray Smith, Jr. of Terrell; sister, Lucille Massey of Crockett. Mangum Funeral Home.
   Emerson M. Ewing, 89, of Tenaha died January 24, 2005 at his residence.  Burial was in Enterprise Cemetery.  Born February 12, 1915, in Jacksonville, he was the son of Carl Brown and Carrie Lee Patton Ewing.  Mr. Ewing was an Iron Worker.  Survivors include wife, Hele Ewing of Tenaha; daughters, Linda Young of Nacogdoches, Barbara Reed of Tenaha and Betty Trout of Huntsville; sisters, Joann Tschopp of Humble and Leona Weidholt of Pearland.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Everett Zweifel, 87, died January 21, 2005, in McAllen.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Center.  Born September 13, 1917, in Weatherford, Oklahoma, he was a Veteran of WWII.  Mr. Zweifel was married to Martha Lee Haley, and she preceded him in death.  Survivors include sons, Lee Zweifel of California and Scott Sweifel of New Mexico; sister, Emily Bell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Willie Garner, 79, of Lubbock, died January 25, 2005, in Lubbock.  Burial was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born October 14, 1925, in San Augustine, he was the son of James and Syble Garner.  He was retired from Mobil Oil and a veteran of WWII.  Mr. Garner was married to Margie Fowler, and she preceded him in death.  Survivors include son, Michael Freeman Garner of Colorado City; brothers, Stoney Garner of Baytown and Wayne Garner of Salado; sister, Timpie Emery.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Arnold Kuykendall, 89, of Center died January 27, 2005, in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born March 20, 1915, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was the son of Ray and Daisy Rose Kuykendall.  Survivors include wife, Marguerite of Center' children, Alan Kuykendall of Pueblo, Colorado, Annette Boyd of Evergreen, Colorado, Arlene Grosch of Lincoln, Nebraska, Bill Houston of Tempe, Arizona and Richard Houston of Mobile, Alabama;  sister, Virgil Mossberg of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brohter Ted Kuykendall of Seattle, Washington.  Mangum Funeral Home.

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