Shelby County News


Week Ending February 08, 2018

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting February 20, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Maggie Casto.  She will speak about Frontier Medicine. Everyone is invited to attend.





Marguerite "Reatie" Adams, 102, of Lufkin , died January 23, 2018 at her residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born October 23, 1915 in Arcadia, Texas to Flossie (Pate) and Frank Wallace. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Paschal Adams; Son, Hal Adams; Brothers, Benjamin Wallace, Jessie Franklin Wallace; Sisters, Vada Tinsley, Marquette Emanis. Survivors include, Son, Ted Adams of Lufkin; Sisters, Sue Hagler of Center, Marsha Lou Askew of Beaumont; Brother, Joe Wallace of Center.
Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, Texas
Sharron Parrozzo, 68, of Zavalla, Texas, died February 5, 2018 in Zavalla. Interment will be in Short Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on September 2, 1949 in Jacksonville, Texas to Maurice Forbis and Wanda Hughes Forbis. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, D. J. Parrozzo; Brother, Ronnie Forbis. Survivors include, Son, David Parrozzo & close friend, Stacey of Zavalla; Daughter, Nova Casterlin & husband, James of Minnesota.
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas
Mike Byrn Green, 73, of Alamosa, Colorado, died January 30, 2018 at his home. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 21, 1944, to John Willard and Peggy Byrn Green. He served in the United States Coast Guard. Survivors include, Sister, Joan Green Jeffrey of Liberty, Texas.
Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa, Colorado, and Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas.
Alford “A. L.” Samford, 85, of Joaquin, Texas, died February 1, 2018 in Center. Interment was in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on February 16, 1932 in Center to J. E. and Molly Samford. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Melvie Lambert Samford; Brother, E. C. Samford. Survivors include, Daughter, Sandra Riley & husband, Lee of Oklahoma; Son, Jerry Patton of Lampasas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Darrell Dean Matthews, 81, of Joaquin, died February 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 29, 1936, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Charlie Matthews and Mary Horn Matthews. He served his country for six years in the U. S. Navy. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son. Donnie Matthews; 8 Brothers and Sisters. Survivors include, Daughter, Debbie Mahaffey & husband, Darren, of Diamondhead, Mississippi; Son, Jimmy Matthews & wife, Mitzi, of Shreveport, Louisiana; Brother, Bobby Matthews; Sisters, Virginia Young, Exa Doss, Jan Miller.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Brother James Robert Polley, 79, of the East Liberty Community, died February 1, 2018 at Trinity Rehab in San Augustine, Texas. Interment was in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Wife, Dorthy Jordan Polley of Center; Son, Robert C. (Shelia) Polley of Center, Daughters, Regina Polley of Dallas, Cynthia Kennedy of Dallas, Angelia Polley of Dallas; Sister, Girtha White of Center.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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