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Week Ending February 03 & 10, 2011

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Celebrating 50 years… expanding horizons through knowledge, education and preservation

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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
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OBITUARIES

GEORGE DEWEY FAUSSETT, JR.
George Dewey Faussett, Jr., age 66, of Carthage, Texas, died January 26, 2011 in Tyler. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Logansport, Louisiana. He was born Nov. 6, 1944, in Center, Texas to George Dewey and Hortense Alamay Faussett. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Janet Faussett of Carthage; Sons, Michael Ray Hughes & wife Cathy of Kemp, Otis Hughes & fiancÚ Monica of Carthage; Daughters, Tonya Renee Polanco & husband Jimmie of Groves, Pamela Freshour & husband Skip of Temp, AZ, Tersia Davis of Lufkin; Brothers, David Faussett & wife Janice Kay of Tenaha, James Ray Faussett & wife Pam of Timpson; Sister, Doris Hooper of Henderson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.jimerson-lipsey.com 

 
GENEVA JONES HIGGINBOTHAM
Geneva Jones Higginbotham, 74, of Timpson, Texas, died February 4, 2011 in Timpson. Burial was in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery, Tyler, Texas. She was born July 4, 1936 in Grand Saline, Texas to Robert Jones and Lorretter Clark Murphy. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Ricky Higginbotham. Survivors include, Husband, Vernon Higginbotham of Timpson; Daughter, Lisa Higginbotham of Shreveport, Louisiana; daughter-in-law Katrina Higginbotham of Lake Dallas, Texas; Brothers, Alvin Murphy of Colorado, Calvin Murphy of Tyler, Dalvin Murphy of Tyler.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylor.net 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas

 
AUNEVA COLLINS
Auneva Collins, 97, of Tenaha, died January 28, 2011 in Center. Burial was in Ramah Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born February 20, 1913 in Tenaha to John and Mary Davis Corder. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Dean Collins. Survivors include, Son, Michael Collins of Pennsylvania; Daughter, Sandra Collins Ballard of Shreveport; Sister, Aline Yates of Jackson, Mississippi.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
LILLIAN McGEE WHIDDON
Lillian McGee Whiddon, 85 of Carthage, Texas, died January 27, 2011 in Carthage. Burial was in Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 9, 1926 in Polk County, Texas to Nathan Sylvester “Tom” and Alta Magnolia Chance McGee. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, James Olan Whiddon; Brother, Bennie Nathan McGee; An Infant Son. Survivors include, Sons, Tommy Harold Whiddon & wife Beverly of Austin, James Olan Whiddon, Jr., & wife Lesia of Clayton, New Mexico; Daughter, Vicki Alexander of Carthage; Niece that she raised, Patsy Rose McCune Cross & husband Phillip of Big Springs; Brothers, Leonard Hamilton McGee & wife Inez of Conroe, Clinton Dean McGee & wife Louise of Conroe.
Online condolences can be sent at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com 
Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
TINCY GRIFFITH
Tincy Griffith, 71 of Center, died January 28, 2011 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Lone Cedar Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born April 23, 1939 in Shelby County, Texas to Dalton Griffith and Nela Hurst Griffith. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Martin McMahon, Calvin McMahon, Buster McMahon. Survivors include, Daughter: Lacey Griffith of Temple, Texas; Brothers, Garth Griffith & wife Imogene of Industry, Texas, Waylon Giffith of Center, Texas; Sisters, Clara Honea of Huntsville, Texas, Louise Green of Houston, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
HAROLD EDWARD SHERRILL
Harold Edward Sherrill, 82, of Center, died February 6, 2011 in Center. Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born January 21, 1929 in North Carolina to Byron S. Miller, Sr. and Helen May Williams Miller. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Ruth Sherrill; Daughter, Patsy Sherrill; Brothers, Carl Miller, Eugene Miller, Byron S. Miller, Jr. Survivors include, Sons, Harold Sherrill & wife Connie of Lumberton, James Edward Sherrill of Nacogdoches; Daughters, Linda Quigley of Center, Kay Green & husband Buck of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
WALTER RAINBOLT, JR.
Walter Rainbolt, Jr., 44, of Center, died February 2, 2011 in Center. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born March 13, 1966 in Nacogdoches to Walter Clarence Rainbolt, Sr. and Laura Bounds Rainbolt. He was preceded in death by, Father, Walter Rainbolt, Sr.; Brother, Randy Phelps. Surivors include, Daughter, Cassidy Elizabeth Rainbolt of Center; Son, Walter Caiden Rainbolt of Center; Mother, Laura Bounds Rainbolt of Center; Brother, Mark Phelps & wife, Jane of Center; Sisters, Jon Phelps Rholes of Kyle, Laura Jo Richardson & husband, Kirk of Jasper.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
NORMA JEAN SHAMBLIN
Norma Jean Shamblin, 83, of Friendswood, died February 6, 2011. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born December 12, 1927 in Center, Texas to Minnie and Dewey Randolph Tyer. Survivors include, Daughters, Milta Whitman & husband Jack, Leezan Grun & husband Eddie.
Paul U. Lee La Porte Funeral Home Chapel.

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