Shelby County News

Week Ending February 16, 2012

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Shelby County Historical Society
Celebrating 50 years… expanding horizons through knowledge, education and preservation


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Please make check out to Shelby County Historical Society, PO Box 1542, Center, TX 75935-1542
On the back of this card please drop us a note on items you would like to see addressed in 2012 whether it is an article in the newsletter, lectures, events or maybe a historic preservation issue.
Regular Membership:  $25
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Thank you for your continued support.

The Shelby County Historical Society and Museum is now asking for renewals and new memberships.  If you are not already a member or if you did not get our mailout last week, we would like to have you join and help the museum continue operation.  You can just print out this form or make up one of your own and mail it to us at:

Shelby County Historical Society
P. O. Box 1542
Center, Texas  75935



The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting February 21,2012, 6:30 P.M. at the Shelby County Museum.  The speaker this month will be a representative from the Timpson Area Genealogical Society.  They will speak on their new book, "Images of America Around Timpson."  Everyone is invited to attend.


Betty Ruth Bolton Elswick, 52, of Shelbyville, died February 09, 2012 at her residence. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. Betty was born September 5, 1959 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Robert Benjamin Bolton & Johnnie Ruth Moore Bolton. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Chase Swanson; Sister, Debra Sue Bolton Barbee. Survivors include, Husband, Jerry Elswick of Shelbyville; Daughters, Amanda Bolton Gary & husband, Kwihata of Dallas, Courtney Swanson Shisler & husband, Jordan of Shelbyville; Son, Joshua Day Elswick & wife, Dori of Dallas; Brothers, Travis Bolton & wife, Betty of San Augustine, Royce Bolton of Center; Sister, Bobbie Ann Johnson Grubbs & husband, Richard of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Charley Kammerdiener, 80, died February 2012. Intement was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. Charley was born on December 24, 1931 in Gainesville, Texas to Charley Kammerdiener and Ethyl Plumlee Kammerdiener. Survivors include, Daughter, Dr. Wanda Morgan & husband, Doug; Son, Paul Kammerdiener and wife, Patricia; Stepchildren, Deborah Bryant Hutches & husband, Van, Donita (Scooter) Bryant Cox & husband, David, Thomas Bryant & wife, Sherry, Chuck Olliff & wife Linda, Allyson Olliff Sheumaker & husband, Craig; Sisters, Nancy Krahl, Gladys Anglin, Norma McNew, Polly Bevil; Brother, Bryan Kammerdiener. His sisters, Dorine Kammerdiener, Thelma Sue Austin and brother, Clifford Kammerdiener preceded him in death.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Bossier City, Louisiana
David Pierce, 49, of Garrison, Texas, died February 8, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Cold Springs Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. He was born December 5, 1962 in Houston, Texas to B.H. Pierce and Virginia Norris Pierce. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Barry Pierce; Sister, Jennie Pierce. Survivors include, Wife, Tammy Pierce of Nacogdoches, Texas; Daughters, Amanda Leigh Pierce of Nacogdoches, Texas, Misty Remedies & husband, Robert Donald of Joaquin, Texas; Brothers, Dennie Pierce of Austin, Texas, Darrell Pierce of Austin, Texas; Sisters, Mary Jolley of Center, Kay Prentice of Mt. Enterprise, Texas.
Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas
Lawrence “Pat” Patterson, 84, of Keithville, Louisiana, died February 11, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in Old Home Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born January 10, 1928 in Shelby County to Emmitt L. Patterson and Jessie Goodman Patterson. Survivors include, Wife, Nell Patterson of Keithville, Louisiana; Daughters, Beverly Falkenberry & husband, Frank of Keithville, Rhonda Laird & husband, Glenn of Keithville, Gail Screws & husband, Aaron of Keithville; Son, Brad Patterson & wife, Cheryl of Greenwood, Louisiana; Sister: Alma Cox & husband, Lee of Ridgecrest, California; His faithful companion, Stretch.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Robert Alexander Hashbarger, 57, of Center, died February 8, 2012 at his residence. His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time. He was born December 23, 1954 in Dallas, Texas to Raymond and Mildred Lavada Easterling Hashbarger. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Sister, Theresa Hamilton & husband, Earl of Nacogdoches; Aunt, Robbie Stahl of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Tabitha Lea Jones, 37, of Carthage, Texas, died February 11, 2012, at her home. She was cremated and a private committal service will be held at a later date. Tabitha Lea Jones was born on Jan. 28, 1975, in Center, Texas to Elbert Davis Jones and Patsy Marie Leach Jones. Survivors include, Children, Kelsey Lynnette Nichols, Thomas M. Nichols, V, and Baylea Sky Bishop all of Carthage; Parents, Bro. Elbert D. Jones and Patsy M. Jones of Carthage; Sister, Pamela M. Simpson of Carthage; Brother, Elbert Dewayne Jones of New London.
Online condolences can be sent at
Jimmerson-Lipsey Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
Eva Eloise McGee Porterfield, 78, of Center, died February 13, 2012 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. She was born June 26, 1933 in Shelby County to Milton “MB” McGee and Mary Lela Humphries McGee. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Theo McGee, R. E. McGee; Sisters, Fannie Mae Griffin, Alcine Hairgrove. Survivors include, Husband, Robert Porterfield of Center; Sons, Clint Porterfield & wife, Leigh of Center, Steve Porterfield & wife, Carolyn of Dallas; Daughters, Carol Cain & husband, Kraig of Carthage, Sandra Russell & husband, Glynn of Center; Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law, Nolan & Lorraine Ashabranner.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas


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