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If you are a World War II Veteran or have and relative and/or friend that served in World War II, be sure that he/she is included in the Exhibit of "Shelby County in World War II."  Presently there are over 1200 photographs on the Wall of Veterans.  If you are not sure your or your relative/friend's  photograph is presently on the wall, you may check with the museum at 936-598-3613.  Open house for the exhibit is February 24, 2005, from 1PM to 6PM.

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   Sam Cooper, 56, of Center died January 28, 2005 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born March 17, 1948, in Garrison, he was the son of Earl Cooper, Sr. and Mary Cooper.  Survivors include sisters, Louise Cooper, Patricia Chase, Alaine Diamond and Elain Cooper, all of Center; brothers, Harry Cooper of Center, Louis Cooper of Stanley, Louisiana and Earl Cooper, Jr. of Jacksonville.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Bobbie Jo Stump, 81, of Center died January 28, 2005. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born April 7, 1923, in Kaufman, Texas, she was the daughter of Boyd and Cassie Griffith Woodall.  Mrs. Stump was a Homemaker.  Survivors include husband Charles William Stump of Center; sons, Charles William Stump, Jr. of Rowlett and Jeffrey Scott of Center; daughter Cassi Margaret Stump of Center; sister, Buzz Allen of Norman Oklahoma.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Ruby Davis Brittain, 85, of Center died January 29, 2005, in San Augustine.  Burial was in White Rock Cemetery.  Born November 22, 1919, in San Augustine County, she was the daughter of C. W. Davis and Rosa Tee Rains Davis.  Mrs. Brittain was a Homemaker.  She was married to Delbert Brittain, and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include daughters, Nell Fomby of Lake Murvaul and Peggy Sue Willoughby of Jasper; sister, Gracie Smith of Webster; brothers, Wilburn Davis and James Oran Davis both of San Augustine.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Lovis C. Harris, 91, of Timpson died January 29, 2005, in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Dixon Cemetery.  Born September 27, 1913, in Timpson, he was the son of John and Ella Culbertson Harris.  Mr. Harris was a veteran of World War II and a retired Texas State Trooper.  He was married to Marion Harris, and she preceded him in death.  Survivors include son, Paul Harris of Carthage; sister, Bertie Mae Britton of Timpson.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   J. T. Bradshaw, 78, of Center died January 30, 2005, in Katy.  Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born February 22, 1926, in Center, he was the son of Elton and Vera Bradshaw.  Mr. Bradshaw had worked for Vulcan Materials.  Survivors include daughter, Rhonda Culpepper of Houston; sons, Rocky Bradshaw of Houston and Randall Bradshaw of Center; brothers, Paul Bradshaw of Arizona, K. P. Bradshaw and Walter Eugene, both of Center, Jack Bradshaw of Whitehouse and Curtis Bradshaw of Tyler; sister, Bobbie Barbe of Baytown.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Jesse Edge, 85, of Center died January 30, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in Old Center Cemetery, Panola County.  Born July 6, 1919, in Panola County, he was the son of Jesse Albritton and Frances Edge.  Survivors include wife, Nell Graves Edge of Tenaha; daughters, Donna Taylor and Debbie Jo Sheffield, both of Tenaha, Betty Edge of Dallas and Ginger Glass of Houston; sons, Terry Sam Edge of Tenaha; brother, Rev. James Edge of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Bonnie Bell of Carthage and Sally Nelson of Houston.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

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