Shelby County News
 

Week Ending February 02, 2017
                              
   
The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting February 21, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. The meeting this month will be held at the Shelbyville Methodist Church. Our guest speaker this month will be Ms Merle Howard.  She will speak to us about the history of the church. Everyone is invited to attend.
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The Shelby County Historical Society would like to thank Vickie Martin for donating a Laptop Computer to the Museum.
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OBITUARIES


JESSE RAY JACKSON
Jesse Ray Jackson, 78, of Nacogdoches, died January 26, 2017 at his home. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born February 20, 1938 in San Augustine to Jessie and Mattie Teal Jackson. He served his country in the U. S. Navy. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sons, James Ray Jackson, Mark Jackson; Sister, Nelva Joy Underwood. Survivors include, Wife, Kathy Jackson of Nacogdoches; Children, John Jackson & wife, Tracie of Tyler, Rebecca Books & husband, David of Palestine, Cindy Baker & husband, Harlan of Nacogdoches, Cora Wilburn & fiancÚ, James Mings of Nacogdoches, Jason Jackson & wife, Kristen of Nacogdoches, Joey Jackson & wife, Lacy of Nacogdoches; Sister, Stella Miller of Dickinson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

 
CHARLES H. BERRY
Charles H. Berry, 75, of Shelbyville, died January 26, 2017, in Houston. Interment was in West Hamilton Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born February 2, 1941, in Starks, Louisiana, to Carl Berry and Versie Brown Berry. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Edward and Grady Lou Shofner. Survivors include, Wife, Jan Berry of Shelbyville; Children, Cheryl Zimmerman & husband, Andrew, of Baytown, Carolyn Howard & husband, Tracey, of Mont Belvieu, Elizabeth Gonzales & husband, Albert, of Pearland, Robert Berry & wife, Erica, of Center, Amanda Berry Robbins of Shelbyville; Brothers and Sisters, Jerry Nell Lafferty & husband, Ben, Linda Compte, Larry Berry & wife, Pat, Gene Berry & wife, Charlene; Sisters-in-law, Susie Shofner, Monise Shofner.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
MILDRED G. ASHBY
Mildred G. Ashby, 92, of Center, died January 28, 2017 at Pine Crest Assisted Living in Lufkin, Texas. Interment was in Duncan Cemetery, Carlisle, Texas. She was born August 23, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Joseph Thomas and Mary Sowinski Szulta. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Aubrey H. Ashby; Son, John Ashby; Sister, Florence Funk. Survivors include, Daughter & Son-in-law: Diana & Neilson Davis of Shelbyville; Daughter-in-law: Sue Ashby of Georgetown; Half Brother, Roman Szulta.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
SHIRLEY FAY SAMFORD
Shirley Fay Samford, 79, of the Paxton Community, died January 31, 2017 at her home. Interment was in Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born December 25, 1937 in Conroe, Texas to Allen Oliver and Vinnie Mae Gilbert Wilson. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Billy Banks Samford; Brothers & Sisters, Wallace, Velma, Telman, Lucy, Lee, William “Dub”, Allen & Iva Ruth. Survivors include, Children, Vicky Samford Rankin & husband, Randal of Wimberley, Ronny Banks Samford & wife, Rhonda of Tenaha, Sammy Bruce Samford of Joaquin; Sister-in-law, Hilda Pena & husband, Joe of Nacogdoches.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
MAURICE EAVES
Maurice Eaves, 90, of Tenaha, died February 1, 2017, in Center. Interment will be in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. She was born August 16, 1926, in Center, to Lee Ballard and Lera Ellis Ballard. She graduated from Tenaha High School in 1943. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Floyd Eaves; Brothers, Vernon Ballard, Jerry (Niny) Ballard, Bruce Ballard. Survivors include, Children, Renny Eaves & wife, Sara, of Tenaha, Janice Faussett & husband, David, of Tenaha, Randall Eaves of Shelbyville
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
RANDALL N. HAIRGROVE
Randall “Randy” N. Hairgrove, 48, of Timpson, died January 29, 2017, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Buena Vista Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 6, 1968, in Lufkin. He was preceded in death by, Sister, Stephanie Lynn Hairgrove. Survivors include, Father, Franklin Hairgrove of Timpson; Mother, Martha Williams & husband, Glenn, of Center; Brother, Eddie Hairgrove of Conroe.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
ARLENE LEFEVRE
Arlene Lefevre, 98, of Center, died January 30, 2017, in Center. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County.  She was born June 25, 1918, in Center, to John Carroll Ross and Emma Olevia Squires Ross. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Elza Lefevre; Daughter, Reba Hooper. Survivors include, Daughters, Nelda Guidry of Center, Barbara Ann Knight & husband, Courtland, of Lockport, Louisiana; Son, Ira Lefevre & wife, Mary, of New Iberia, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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