Shelby County News

Week Ending February 23, 2017


                   Pam & Terry Bailey                                Margaret A. Nix Warren                    
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    J. C. & Venorah McSwain                       Carolyn and Darnese Parrish   

 Mitch Menefee                                             Mildred Ashby 
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J. C. & Venorah McSwain                            J. C. & Venorah McSwain

Lesa Davis
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J. C. & Venorah McSwain




Terry Glenn Bailey, 54, and Pamela Hitt Bailey, 57, of Center, Texas, died together in an accident on February 15, 2017. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. Terry was born on March 13, 1962, in Center, Texas. He was a self-made man and rose to be one of East Texas’ most prolific entrepreneurs. Pam was born on August 26, 1959, and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in business. For 36 years together, Terry and Pam impacted their families and their community with their truly unique partnership which blended very different gifts. Terry was larger than life and could not help but to inspire. Pam, marvelously drew no attention to herself, while almost invisibly making everything in their complicated lives actually work. Terry caused every man to measure himself. Pam on the other hand, made everyone feel as though they measured up. They were preceded in death by, Pam’s Father, Charles “Slick” Hitt; Terry’s Father, Millard Bailey; Terry’s Brothers, Mitchell Bailey, Delane Bailey, Johnny Bailey. Survivors include, Daughter, Carmen Mackey & husband, Ryan; Son, Dustin Bailey & wife, Ginny; Mothers, Ann Hitt, Charlotte Bailey; Sisters, Katha Bush, Vicki Tomlin & husband, Richard, Treasa Donnan & husband, Jim.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Rayford Matthew Fountain, 79, of the Shady Grove Community, Nacogdoches County, died February 18, 2017 at his home. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born February 11, 1938 in the Camp Worth Community in Shelby County to Walter William Fountain and Cora Lee Love Fountain. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter, Brenda Sue Fountain Williams; The mother of his children, Frances Josephine Fountain; Brothers & Sister, Walter William Fountain, Jr., T. S. Fountain, Mary Survell Fountain Golden, William Richard Fountain, Mannon Fountain. Survivors include, Daughter, Rose Fountain Sherrod & husband, James “Buck” of Humble; Sisters, Sara Alice Fountain Gathright of Homer, Louisiana, Dorothy “Dot” Fountain of Spring.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
Bennie Jo Hatfield, 76, of Anahuac, Texas, died February 21, 2017 in Winnie, Texas. Interment will be in Ramah Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. She was born on December 8, 1940 in Joaquin, Texas to John and Cora Hutto Majors. Jo graduated from Tenaha High School in 1959. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Guy E. Hatfield; Son, James Hatfield; Brothers, JC and Royce Majors. Survivors include, Sons, Guy Hatfield, II & wife, Michelle of Anahuac, David Hatfield & wife, Stacey of Hankamer; Daughter, Melinda Wylie & husband, James of Rye; Sister, Eleanor Billingsley of Texas City.
Online condolences can be sent at
Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac, Texas
Betty Clara King Cartwright, 75 of Shelbyville, died February 17, 2017 at her residence. Interment was in Bennett Chapel Cemetery. Shelby County. Survivors include, Son, Tony Cartwright (Lyndra) of San Augustine;
Daughters, Donna Cartwright (Steven) of Center, Debra King (Raymond) of Houston.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas 
Ennis Ray King, 80, of Garrison, died February 19, 2017 at his residence. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Survivors include, Wife, Wedia King of Garrison; Sons, Ennis Earl (Commella) King of Garrison,
Willie Ray King of Garrison; Sister, Homer Jean Temple of California.
Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas





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