Shelby County News
 

Week Ending February 09, 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


  DARRELL TAYLOR
Darrell Taylor, 84, of Timpson, died February 3, 2017, in San Augustine. Interment was in Powdrill Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born May 6, 1932, to Sam Taylor and Cecil Grant Taylor. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, David Taylor. Survivors include, Daughters, Rita Cohen & husband, Don, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nancy Fancher & husband, Scott, of Terrell; Daughter-in-law, Francine Taylor of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
JANIS FAUSETT
Janis Fausett, 60, of Marshall, formerly of Joaquin, Shelby County, died February 3, 2017 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born June 6, 1956 in Shelby County, Texas to James Harper and Neva Buckner Harper. She graduated from Joaquin High School in 1974. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister & Brother-in-law, Willie Ruth and Alvin Bewley; Brother, Jimmy Wayne Harper, Mother-in-law, Dorthy Fausett. Survivors include, Husband, Wayne “Spud” Fausett of Marshall; Son & Daughter-in-law, Matt & April Wright of Marshall; Son & Daughter-in-law, Michael & Finley Fausett of Flint;
Sisters-in-law, Beverly Tippett of Timpson, Brenda Windham & husband, Kevin of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

 
CECILIA DE CHAVEZ
Cecilia De Chavez, 40, of Center, died February 5, 2017, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Neuville Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born February 15, 1976, in Comonfort, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Domingo Santana and Antonia Maldonado. She was preceded in death by, Mother, Antonia Maldonado. Survivors include, Husband, Jose Chavez; Son, Jose Oliver Chavez; Daughters, Yesenia Chavez, Brisa Chavez; Sister, Loureds Chavez; Brothers, Matias Santana, Martin Santana, Antonio Santana,
Jose Santana, Nicolas Santana.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
DUKE ELLEN TAYLOR SWINNEY
Duke Ellen Taylor Swinney, 71, died February 6, 2017 in Conroe, Texas. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 27, 1945 and grew up in Center, Texas. She graduated from Center High School in 1963. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Norman Swinney, Parents, Virgie Duke and Jay Wiley Taylor, Sister, Jaye Jean Stewart. Survivors include, Niece, Jan Colwell Dockendorf & husband, Bill Dockendorf of Asheville, North Carolina; Nephew, John Colwell & wife, Gail Colwell of Conroe, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
KATHY LYNN STAFFORD
Kathy Lynn Stafford, 58, of Lakeside California, formerly of Center, Texas, died January 27, 2017. She was born on August 6, 1958 in California to Verna & Ennis Chaffin. She was preceded in death by, Father, Ennis Chaffin; Sisters, Cindy Spicuzza, Carol Ellis, Linda Bowen; Brother, Larry Chaffin; Brother-in-law, Jack Bowen. Survivors include, Husband, Danny Stafford of Lakeside, California; Mother, Verna Chaffin of Lakeside, California; Sons, Rodney Smith & FiancÚ, Krystal Williams of Alva, Oklahoma, Michael Smith & wife, Mary of Center, Texas, Jason Smith & wife, Norell of Charlotte, North Carolina, Bobby Smith & wife, Felicia of San Diego, California, Justin Stafford & wife, Dixie of Lakeside, California; Daughter, Jennifer Stafford of Lakeside, California (formerly of Center, Texas); Sisters, Denise Macdonald & husband, Tim, Lakeside, California, Gail Stobbs & husband, Martin, Alpine, California, Sandy Arlington & husband, Tom, Lakeside, California, Gerry Haynes & husband, Dave, Harveson, California, Judy Kirkman & husband, Bill, Romona, California, Elaine Icke & husband, Steve, Texas; Brother, Brent Chaffin & wife, Sherry of Lakeside, California.
El Cajon Mortuary & Cremation Services in El Cajon, California

 
CHARLENE CLARK
Charlene Clark, 73, of Center, Texas, died February 6, 2017 in Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Husband, Gwendolyn Allen of Center, Texas; Son, Dennis Keith Mann of Center, Texas; Daughters; Fredreka (Terry) Buckley of Center, Texas; LaTonia Mann of Center, Texas; Pamela McCowin (Michael Smith) of Center, Texas; Terkessa Clark (Adrian Daniels) of Center, Texas; Brothers, Willie A Mann and Charles Mann of California; Sisters, Helen Joyce Goodwin; Linda Allen; and Evelyn Osby all of Center, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
 
BEN SAMFORD
Ben Samford, 85, of Center, died February 8, 2017 at Green Acres Nursing Home. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Short Methodist Church and military honors given by VFW Post 8904. He was born November 22, 1931 to Clarence and Polly Ford Samford. He was a graduate of Center High School. He served his county in the U. S. Army. He is preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Clarence Ford Samford; Sisters-in-law, Janell Samford, Ann Samford. Survivors include, Wife, Bette Samford of Center; Son, C.A. Samford & wife, Connie of Denton; Brother, William Samford of Center; Brother-in-law and sister in law, Claude and Bonnie Lucas of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
 TELVA LEE EMANIS SAVELL
Telva Lee Emanis Savell, 97, of Bay Springs, Mississippi, died February 3, 2017, in Bay Springs, Mississippi.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 7, 1919, in Center, to Jesse Emanis and Estella Abbott Emanis. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Orblee Savell; Sister, Reta Joyce Mankin; Brothers, J. L. Emanis, Vernon Emanis, Carrol Emanis. Survivors include, Children, Doyle Wayne Savell, Linda Sue Savell Hughes, Charles Lynn Savell.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
LEWIS A. PARKER
Lewis A. Parker, 77, of the Goober Hill Community, Shelbyville, Texas, died February 6, 2017 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. Interment was in West Hamilton Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 24, 1939 in Shelby County to Otice and Evie Lou Curtis Parker. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Dolores Whitridge; Brother, Doug Parker. Survivors include, Wife, Maxine Parker of the Goober Hill Community; Brothers & Sisters, Otice Laried Parker & wife, Mary of Tomball, Thelma Hendricks & husband, Prentice of Huxley, Kenneth Parker & wife, Brenda of Waskom, Nancy Lucille “Bue” Cooper & husband, Maxie of Daphne, Alabama; Sister-in-law, Christene Swearengen & husband, Tom of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
CURTIS MITCHELL MENEFEE
Curtis Mitchell Menefee, 58, of Silsbee, Texas, died January 25, 2017 in M. D. Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas. He was born October 9, 1958 in Beaumont Texas. Survivors include, Wife, Leticia Menefee; Son, Jason Menefee; Daughter, Jordan Menefee; Mother, Patricia Menefee; Dad, Curtis Menefee; Brother, Mark Menefee.
Claybar Funeral Home, Beaumont, Texas
JOYCE E. LETTELLEIR
Joyce E. Lettelleir, 91, of Shelbyville, Indiana, died January 31, 2017 in OUR Hospice Inpatient Facility, Columbus, Indiana. Interment was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Shelbyville, Indiana. She was born October 17, 1925 to E. H. and Lula Williams Lawson in Center, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Two Brothers; Three Sisters; Daughter, Mary Louise Lettelleir. Survivors include, Children, Elizabeth Erath and husband, Don of Carmel, Indiana, John D. Lettelleir & wife, Diane of Frisco, Texas.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Indiana

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