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Week Ending February 02, 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.
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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



The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting February 21,2012 at the Shelby County Museum.  The speaker this month will be a representative from the Timpson Area Genealogical Society.  They will speak on their new book, "Images of America Around Timpson."  Everyone is invited to attend.


Selma Goolsby Cowan, 92, of Timpson, Texas, died January 26, 2012 in Garrison, Texas. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. She was born January 21, 1920, in Timpson, to Lloyd B. Goolsby and Susie Childs Goolsby. Survivors include, Daughter, Sandra Nell Lanier of Austin, Texas; Twin Sister, Thelma Mathis of Nacogdoches, Sister, Nora Goolsby Rice of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Brothers, Lloyd Ben Goolsby & wife, Claudia of Timpson, James Birtrum “J. B.” Goolsby & wife, Dixie of Bryan, Texas.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
H. C. “Mac” MC QUEEN
H. C. "Mac" McQueen, 81, died January 27, 2012. Interment was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County. He was born January 5, 1931, in Pt. Arthur, Texas to Other McQueen and Zelma Miller. Mr. McQueen served his country for over 19 years in U. S. Navy including service in the Cuban Crisis, Korean War and Vietnam. Mac also served on USS Iwo Jima and USS Bexar. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Dixie McQueen. Survivors include, Children, Steve McQueen & wife, Becky of Mt. Enterprise, Sheila Bozeman & husband, Ricky of Carthage, Brenda Perez of Center, James Litzmann & wife, Zelma of Huntsville.
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas

Billy Byron Rudd, 80, of Tyler, died January 17, 2012 in Tyler. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born February 3, 1931 in Center to William Byron Rudd and Fleta Blackstock Rudd. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Charles H. Rudd. Survivors include, Wife, Kate Gwendolyn Gwyne Adams Rudd; Sons, Robert Barry Camp, William Stacey Rudd; Daughters, Roxanne Camp Kirk, Tina Rudd Dunlap.
Online condolences can be sent at
Reba Adams Burson, 75, of Lufkin, formerly of Joaquin, died January 25, 2012. Interment was in Lone Cedar Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 2, 1936 in Joaquin to Elton and Gertrude Bonner Adams. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Norman H. Burson. Survivors include, Son, Stuart Burson of Lufkin;
Sisters, Artie Yvonne Thrash of Tyler, Candra Delaine Adams & husband, Steven Stamper of Austin, Cathy Elaine Adams of Nacogdoches; Brother, Horace Eugene Adams & wife, Lois of Garrison.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Vorice Clark, 87, of Center, died January 26, 2012 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Newburn Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born December 27, 1924 in Center to Jim Byrd and Sudie Golden Byrd. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Burk Clark; Son, James Clark. Survivors include, Daughter, Gloria Denum & husband, James of Lufkin; Daughter-in-law, Jeannie Clark of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lucille Gaddis, 84, of the James Community, died January 29, 2012 at her home. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Daughter, Linda Lee Hubbard & husband, Randy of Center, Texas;
Sons, Calvin Gaddis Jr. & wife, Angie of Center, Texas, Charles Ray Gaddis & wife, Karla of Alto, Texas,
Leonard Earl Gaddis & wife, Becky of Timpson, Texas; Brother, Billy Ray Mosley & wife, Corene of Tyler, Texas;
Sister, Inez Gaddis of Center, Texas.
Maurice Tibbs, 86,of Center, Texas, died January 31, 2012 in Center. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Daughters, Velma Korbel (Kip) of Andover, Minnesota, Genera Arnsworth of Nacogdoches, Texas, Sharon “Deann” Tibbs, of Center, Texas, Rita Malone of Center, Texas, Lori Moore (Chris) of Center, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas


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