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       I am looking for a photo or information about the Padon Boarding House that was in Center early 1900s.  The Padons, Jesse and Eugenia were my husband's great grandparents. i was looking in the Shelby history books at the Houston Clayton Gen. Library yesterday but found nothing.   If anyone knows of a photo please let me know.  Thanks, Maureen Beck

    Freda Loftin Cummings, 47, of Joaquin died February 2, 2006, in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Strong Cemetery, Shelbyville.  Born June 16, 1959, in Augsburg Germany, she was the daughter of Curtis Bridges Loftin and Mary Frances Porter Loftin.  Ms. Cummings was employed with North Desoto Elementary School.   Survivors include daughter, Jeannie Henton of Joaquin; sons, Mike Cummings and Curt Cummings, both of Joaquin; sisters, Connie Walker of Carthage and Deb Burch of Stanley, Louisiana; brothers, Curtis M. Loftin of Shreveport and Ronald Loftin of Joaquin.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   John Elvin Moore, 56, of Shelbyville died February 3, 2006.  Burial was in Rather Cemetery.  born March 18, 1949, in Center, he was the son of Elvin and Ethel Webster Moore. Survivors include his wife, Ann Moore of Shelbyville; daughters, Ramona Murry of Shelbyville and Susan Miller and Tami Miller, both of Center; son, Kevin Moore of Austin; brother, Bill Moore of of Bossier City, Louisiana; sister, Thelma Smith of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Elzie Andrew Harbison, 84, of Shelbyville died February 3, 2006, in San Augustine.  Burial was in Cannon Cemetery, Shelbyville.   Born March 15, 1921, in Shelby County, he was the son of Auss and Willie Smith Harbison.  Mr. Harbison was a Farmer and Rancher.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecil Harbison and son, Jerry Harbison.  Survivors include son, Lewis Harbison of Shelbyville; daughter, Martha Matlock of Shelbyville; sister, Billie Matlock of Nacogdoches.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Doyle Bradshaw, 70, of Center died February 3, 2006, in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  born July 5, 1935, in Shelby County, he was the son of John and Essie Gunnels Bradshaw.  Mr. Bradshaw was owner of a Trucking Company.  Survivors include his wife, Pat Bradshaw of Center; daughter, Deanna Porter of Center; son, Marty Bradshaw of Channelview.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Iris Vinita Leflett, 93, of Center died February 5, 2006, in Center. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born November 29, 1912, in Paris, Texas, she was the daughter of Brice and Edith Martin.  Mrs. Leflett was a homemaker and member of Order of Eastern Star.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Orville Leflett and Joe Dishman.  Survivors include daughter, Wanda Prothro of Mansville, Louisiana; sons, Buddy Leflett of Bossier City, Louisiana and Charles Leflett of Joaquin; sister, Dorothy McDaniel of Phoenix, Arizona.   Mangum Funeral Home
    Leonard Eugene Bishop, 82, of Timpson died February 6, 2006, in Montalba.  Burial was in Corinth Cemetery, Shelby County.   Born August 27, 1923, in Picton, he was the son of Martin Oran and Hattie Mae Green Bishop.  Mr. Bishop was retired from HB&T and a veteran of World War II.  He was married to Lena Bea Pope Bishop, and she preceded him in death.  Survivors include son, Thomas Martin Bishop of Timpson; daughters, Glenda Carol Alfred of Montalbo and Gloria Jean Catino of Conroe; barothere, Ed Bishop of Mt. Pleasant; sister, Viva Setters of Judson.  Garrison Funeral Home.
    George Thomas Green, 80, of the Bobo Community died February 7, 2006 in Nacogdoches.   Burial was in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County.   Born October 10, 1922, in Timpson, he was the son of Nubern and Pearl Weir Green.  Mr. Green was a veteran of World War II and was employed with General Foods.  Survivors include his wife, Billie Lou Green of Tenaha; son, George Thomas Green, Jr of Tenaha.  Taylor Funeral Home.
    Dorothy Faye Duke, 89, of Tenaha died February 7, 2006 at her residence.  Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha.  Born September 3, 1916, in Tenaha, she was the daughter of Collie and Anna Lawler Butler.  Mrs. Duke was married to Virgil Duke and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include son, Chris Goggan of Tenaha, and stepdaughter, Mary Beth Hunold of New Caney.  Mangum Funeral Home.

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