Shelby County News

Week Ending February 16, 2007

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   Shelby County Museum is looking for collections to exhibit, starting March 1, 2007. Call the Museum at 936-598-3613 or drop the collection off at 230 Pecan St. Center. Some of the collections at this point are: Bells, Spoons, Pencil Sharpeners, Keys, and China from Prussia, etc.  

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    Henry McNeil, 85, of Elysian Fields, formerly of Joaquin died February 9, 2007, at his residence.  Burial was in Sholar Cemetery.  Born September 20, 1921 in Nacogdoches, Texas, he was raised in Joaquin by his adopted mother Mable McNeil Ritter.  Mr. McNeil served in the Army during World War II.  He was a life member of the Old Spanish Trail Ride.  He is preceded in death by his adopted mother Mable McNeil Ritter; Wife Bessie McNeil.  Survivors include mother of his children Aline Shofner of Marshall; Children, Charles McNeil of Glenwood, Arkansas, Joann Dowden, of Marshall, Patsy Smith of Dallas, James Ray McNeil of Marshall.  Mangum Funeral Home.
    Clint Walker, 17, of Center died February 10, 2007.  Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery.  Born March 14, 1989, he was the son of Larry Weaver and Pam Warr Weaver.  Mr. Weaver was a Junior at Center High School.  Survivors include his parents, Larry and Pam Weaver of Center; Sister, Lindsey Weaver of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Jimmy Wayne Bowden, 71, of Tenaha died February 11, 2007 in Carthage. Cremation was requested.  Born June 28, 1935, in Tenaha, he was the son of Willie Eugene Bowden and Mable King Bowden.  Mr. Bowden was a member of Tenaha School Board.  He is preceded in death by parents, Willie Bowden and Mable Bowden; Sons. Wayne and Dewayne Bowden, Brother, King Bowden.  Survivors include his wife Pat Bowden of Tenaha; sons, Eugene Bowden of Nacogdoches and Robert Bowden of Timpson; brothers, George Bowden of Cleburne and James Bowden of Houston.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Frank Edward Parker, Sr.,  82 of Center died February 12, 2007 at his residence.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born October 19, 1924, in Center, he was the son of Fomie and Aileen Runnels Parker.  Mr. Parker was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the US Navy.  Survivors inlcude his wife, Doris Massey Parker of Center; Daughters, Pam Wall of Denver, Colorado, Patti Peterson of Fort Worth; Son, Frank E. Parker, Jr. of Dallas.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Grady Whittlesey, 65, of Center died February 13, 2007 in Center.  Cremation was requested. Born August 8, 1941, in Shelby County, he was the son of Murris Alfred and Dorothy Tidwell Whittlesey.  Mr. Whittlesey is preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Dorothy Whittlesey; Brothers, Ricky Whittlesey and M. A. Whittlesey and Sister Marjorie Cunningham.  Survivors include son Michael Whittlesey of Center; Brothers, William Whittlesey of Humble and Robert Whittlesey; sisters, Barbara Norton of Warren, Judy Whittlesey of Houston and Julia Mae Bienek of Spring. Mangum Funeral Home.
    Clyde Waldrop, 76, of Huxley died February 14, 2007, in Shreveport.  Burial was in Wimberly-Rayburn Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born November 1, 1930 in Terry County Texas, he was the son of Melvin T. Waldrop and Edna Earl Crowder Waldrop.  Mr. Waldrop served his country in the U.S. Air Force.  He is preceded in death by Parents, Melvin Waldrop and Edna Waldrop; Sister, Lucille Bush; Brothers, Robert Waldrop, Levi Waldrop, Charlie Waldrop, Fred Waldrop and Harold Waldrop; Son, Royce Waldrop. Survivors include wife, Margaret Waldrop of Huxley; Son, Kevin Waldrop of Shreveport, Louisiana.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Elizabeth Nettles Fenton, 45, of New Caney, died February 13, 2007.  Burial was in Latham Cemetery, Shelby County.   Born February 24, 1960, she was the daughter of Carrol Fred and Mildred Nettles.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mildred Nettles.  Survivors include brothers, David and Tommy Nettles both of Houston.  Mangum Funeral Home.

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