Shelby County News

Week Ending February 05, 2015



The Shelby County Historical Society would like to announce their upcoming monthly meetings:

February 17, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. - Guest Speaker, Dr. Jerry Hopkins

March 17, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. - Guest Speaker, Mr. Bill O'Neal

These meeting will be in the Shelby County Museum, 230 Pecan Street.  Eveyone is invited to attend.




Loyd D. Jacks, 75, of Center, died February 1, 2015 at his residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born May 14, 1939 in Hemphill, Texas, Sabine County to Marion George and Bessie Wood Jacks. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Gwendolyn Jacks; Brothers, L. E. Jacks, Clenton “Hawk” Jacks, Marion George Jacks, Volley Marvin “Biddy” Jacks, Hollis E. “Buddy” Jacks. Survivors include, Wife, Shirley Ferguson Jacks of Center; Daughters, Melinda Brittain of Arlington & Jack Brittain of Center, Monica Smith & husband, Ricky of Joaquin; Son, Joel Blake Palmer of Center; Special Daughter & Niece, Sonya Lynn Strickland & husband, Mike of Hemphill; Sisters, Ethel Droptini Lewis of Pineland, Florence McClelland of Hemphill; Brother,
Marion C. “Dick” Jacks & wife, Sara of Carthage.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Roy Monroe Dent, 85, of Gary, Texas, died January 30, 2015 after a long illness. Interment was in New Prospect Cemetery, Shelby County. Roy was born in Tenaha to Roy B and Odell Johnson Dent and lived in the Timpson/Tenaha area until he attended college. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Maxine Dent; Siblings, Ouida Mae Whiteside, Troy J Dent, Rodell Spencer, Jack Dent. Survivors include, Brother, Ted Lee Dent & wife, Pat of Nacogdoches; Children:, Roy M Dent, & wife, Hazlina of Malaysia, DeAnn Clark, & husband, Mike of the Atlantic, Tom A Dent, & wife, Dee of Clearwater, Kansas, Joe Dent & Deb of Gary, Kenny Dent, & wife, Teresa of Gary.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Myrtle Lee “Mama Teat” Waltz, 88, of Center, died January 30, 2015 at her residence. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Sons, Ray Dean McCollister of Lufkin, Texas, Johnny Glenn (Cathy) Mosby of The Colony, Texas; Daughters, Joyce Lynn Johnson of Center, Texas, Charlotte (Rev. Sherman) Kossie of Nacogdoches, Texas; Brother, Sam Waterhouse of Dayton, Ohio; Sisters, Annie Pearl Turner of Dayton, Ohio, Maxine Greer of Lufkin, Texas, Onnie Bell Alexander of Carthage, Texas, Gwendolyn (C. W.) Garrett of Center, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Sandra Gail Dupre, 68, of Center, died February 2, 2015 in Center. Interment was in Neuville Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 24, 1947 in the Neuville Community of Shelby County to Thomas Lymn and Margaret Holt Lymn. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Lynn. Survivors include, Husband, Ben “Cajun Kid” Dupre of Center; Children, Michelle Waller & husband, Lamech, of Center, Louis Dupre of Logansport; Mother, Margaret Lymn of Center; Sister, Moggy Weathers of Huffman.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Annie A. McPherson, 87, of Center, Texas, died February 3, 2015 in Center. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. She was born February 17, 1927, in Joaquin, Texas. Survivors include, Daughter, Phyllis Jacobs of Center; Son, Charles McPherson of Laird Hill, Texas.
Lakeview Funeral Home
Larry Gene “Peabody” Loyd, 63, of Lufkin, Texas, died January 22, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He will be cremated after funeral services Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00am at Hicks Chapel. Survivors include, Father , Mosley Loyd; Brothers, James Woods, Lindsey Loyd ; Sisters, Patricia Holloway, Jeanette McKenzie, Shirley Hyde, Doris Rice.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Cecil Arlene Hairgrove, 86, of Timpson, Texas, died February 2, 2015 in Timpson. Interment was in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. She was born February 8, 1928, in Carthage, Texas to Aubrey and Effie Mae Barton Swann. She was a graduate of Timpson High School. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Charles Otto Hairgrove. Survivors include, Sons, Charley Mack Hairgrove, & wife, Vicky of Splendora, Texas, Mike Hairgrove, & wife, Mary Jane of New Caney, Texas, Pat Hairgrove, & wife, Letitia of Timpson, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Robert Boyett, 57, of Vidor, died February 03, 2015 at his residence. Interment will be in McClelland Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born June 7, 1957 in Beaumont to Hoye E. and Margie Nell Boyett. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Sister, Linda Boyett of Vidor; Brother, Kenneth Boyett of Vidor.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas





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