Shelby County News

Week Ending January 28, 2016




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 2016 whether it is an article in the newsletter, lectures, events or maybe a historic preservation issue.
Regular Membership:
 ___         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




Malcolm Weaver
Donated by
Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Reecie Stanley
Donated by
Daughters of the Republic of Texas


Jason Covington
Donated by
J. C. & Venorah McSwain



Joshua Wayne Kellum, 33, of Timpson, Texas, died January 19, 2016 in Center, Texas. He was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on April 5, 1982, to James Kellum and Jane Pipes Hoffman. Josh graduated Timpson High School Class of 2000. He was preceded in death by, Son, Johnathan Wayne Kellum; Father, James Wesley Kellum. Survivors include, Wife, Candace Johnson Kellum; Mother, Janie Hoffman; Son, Jeramie Cain Kellum; Daughters, Janna Darlene Kellum, Bradlee Voiselle; Step-children, Jacob, Zackary, Addison, and Piper.
Yvonne “Nonnie” Loveladdy, 87, died January 26, 2016, in Irving. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born June 28, 1928, in Shelbyville, to P. W. “Dick” Middleton and Ione Lee Middleton. She was a graduate of Center High School. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Jack Dixon Loveladdy, Sr. Survivors include, Daughter, Leslie Jolissant & husband, Greg, of Irving; Son, Jack Dixon “J. D.” Loveladdy, Jr. & wife, Am, of Kalasin, Thailand; Sister, Pat Middleton Lowery of Pasadena.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Michael Alton Hughes, 65, died January 26, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1951 in Center, Texas to Alton and Betty Hughes. Survivors include, Wife, Peggy; Sons, Michael Scott and Matthew Wade Hughes; Brothers, David, Mark, and Chris Hughes.
A funeral service will be held for Michael at Ted Dickey Funeral Home on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2 PM.
Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, Texas
Perry Wayne Smith, 49, of Center, died January 3, 2015, at his residence. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born June 20, 1966, in Houston to Wayne and Katherine Smith. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Barry Smith. Survivors include, Daughter and Son-In-Law, Stacey and T. J. Cummings of Shelbyville; Son, Barry Wayne Smith of Shelbyville; Kimberly Smith; Sisters, Rhonda McElhaney of Fort Worth, Karren Price of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Harry Trantor, 91, of Abbeville, died January 19, 2016. Memorial graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Campti Cemetery, Shelby County.  He is survived by numerous children, great grandchildren and Other relatives and Friends.
Mrs. Lonnie Lee Garner, 74, of Geneva, Texas, died January 19, 2016 at CHI St Luke Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.  Interment will be in County Line Cemetery. Survivors include, Sons, Frank Garner of Geneva, Texas, Carter Ray Garner (Jackie) of Center, Texas; Daughters, Mary Lockett of Lufkin, Texas, Earnie Mae Jones (Leroy) of Geneva, Texas, Stephanie Pea of Geneva, Texas, Contresa Miller of San Augustine, Texas; Brother, Redell Weathered of San Augustine, Texas; Sisters, L. B. Simmons (Willie) of Geneva, Texas, Nancy Weathered of Nacogdoches, Texas,
Sue Whitaker of Nacogdoches, Texas.
Garner and Sons Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas





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