Shelby County News

Week ending February 28, 2019
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The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting March 19, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Mr. Bill O'Neal. Mr. O'Neal is the Texas State Historian and is a well-known author. He has written many books about the history of Texas. He taught history for many years at Panola College.  He will speak to us about East Texan, Audie Murphy, the most decorated War Hero. Everyone is invited to attend.
 

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CORRECTION ON E-MAIL ADDRESS

We were able to get the use of our original e-mail account back. 

Its address is shelbymuseum@sbcglobal.net 
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Pictures of Center High School for the years 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

are now on our website.

 

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DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM

Billy Bob and Lisa McAdams

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OBITUARIES


 

BETTYE JEAN DEAN
Bettye Jean Dean, 73, of Tenaha, Texas, died February 24, 2019 in Center, Texas. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on August 29, 1945 in Center, Texas to Huey Oliver and Imogene Taylor. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Robert Otis Thomas. Survivors include, Husband, Jody; Son, Eddie Flanery & wife, Sue; Brother, Robert Oliver; Sister, Sheryl Bosman.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
PEGGY CHOTE
Peggy Chote, 86, died February 24, 2019 at her home in Yantis, Texas. She was born March 7, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to J. E. and Bessie Tyre. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Richard A. Chote; Brothers, James E. Tyre Jr., Charles W. Tyre. Survivors include, Daughters, Sheila A. Harris & husband, Gordon Harris of East Tawakoni, Texas, Rejeana D. Littles & FiancÚ, John Jeansonne of Yantis; Sister, Linda Stroope of Huxley, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
JOSEPH DAVID PETERS
Joseph David Peters, 76, of Celina, Texas, died February 27, 2019. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Texas. He was born on October 10, 1942 to Russell and Claryce Hairgrove Peters in Timpson, Texas. Joseph graduated in 1961 from Timpson High School. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Kristin Peters of Celina, Texas; Daughter, Paula Culbreath & husband, Michael of McKinney, Texas; Son, Brian Peters of Dallas, Texas; Sister, Martha Brothers of Sugarland, Texas.
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas.
 
ANDRIANNA ALEXIS JONES
Audrianna Alexis “Lexi” Jones, 12, died February 22, 2019. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery, Shelby County. Lexi was a 7th grade middle school student at Center Middle School in Center, Texas. She was born on May 31, 2006. Survivors include, Father, O’Neal Jones Jr.; Mother, Audrey Marie Jones; Brothers, O’Neal Jones III (Judy) of Tyler, Texas, J’von Jones (Itzel) of Center, Texas, Ronnie Williams (Amanda) of Center, Texas, Dedrick Williams (Chaz) of Center, Texas; Sisters, Michele Hutchinson (Cedric) of Nacogdoches, Texas, Chelby Ellis of Pearsall, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
 
CLYDE GLENN SAMFORD
Clyde Glenn Samford, 84, of Center, died February 21, 2019, at his residence,. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. .He was born December 5, 1934, in Center, to Fate Samford and Lula Mae Bush Samford. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Edwina Gann Samford of Center; Children, Randall Samford of Center, Jeff Samford of Center, Sherry Oliver & husband, Ben, of Nacogdoches; Brother-in-law, Brigadier General Benard Gann & wife, Genelle, of Tyler.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
IMA ROSE HARPER BURNS
Ima Rose Harper Burns, 88, died February 22, 2019, at her home in Joaquin, Texas. Burial will take place Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Harper’s Chapel, Sabinetown, Texas. She was born in Sabinetown, in 1931, on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River, to Sallie Speight Harper and Robert Henry Harper. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Leonard L. Burns; Parents; 2 brothers; 2 sisters. Survivors include, Children, Lynn Burns & wife Kathy of Joaquin, Neal Burns & wife Janet of McAlester, Oklahoma,, Janie Burns Newman & husband Jerry of Joaquin, Jackie Burns Simoneaux of Negreet, Louisiana; Brother, John Henry Harper & wife Lorene of Porter.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
J. B. WILBURN
J. B. Wilburn, 87, of Mauriceville, died February 15, 2019, at his home. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born in Shelbyville, Texas, on May 16, 1931 to Hugh Jefferson Wilburn and Maudlee Miller Wilburn. J. B. served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Margaret Yvonne Wilburn; Infant son, Joseph Byron; Sister, Evonne Wilburn. Survivors include, Children, Steve Wilburn & wife Glenda of Orange, Lajuan Anders of Vidor, Mack Wilburn & wife June of Orangefield, Keith Wilburn & wife Sandra of Vidor; Sister, Sarah Cruse and Dana.
BARBARA A. HUGHES
Barbara A. Hughes, 75, died February 24, 2019. She was born September 19, 1943, in Cumberland, Maryland. She served her country in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966. Survivors include, Husband, Dr. Robert Hughes; Son, Robby Hughes; Daughter, Deanna Coats; Son-in-law, Brad Coats.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
CHARLES EDWARD KILLEN
Charles Edward Killen, 63, of Center, Texas, died February 23, 2019 in Center. Interment was in McClelland Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on October 20, 1955 in the McClelland Community of Center to George Franklin Killen and Mary Lee Lovell Killen. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Siblings, Linda Lou Killen, Glenda Killen, Jerrie Lynn Killen. Survivors include, Sister, Selma Bush.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
ROBERT HAROLD COLLIER
Robert Harold Collier, 72, of Shelbyville, died February 25, 2019, at his residence. He was born December 20, 1946, in Norton, Virginia, to Brainard Harold Collier and Mary Christina Collier. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Lora Collier of Shelbyville; Children, Brett Collier & wife Meghan Schollian of Las Vegas, Nevada, Bradley Collier of Las Vegas, Nevada, Brooke Katz & husband Michael of Las Vegas, Nevada; Stepchildren, Kathryn Massey & husband Andrew of Claremore, Oklahoma, Landon VonSchriltz of Claremore, Oklahoma, Emily Wolf & husband Michael of Claremore, Oklahoma. .
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
ULESS RICHARD
Uless Richard, 83 of the New Prospect Community in Tenaha, Texas, died at his residence. Interment will be in Friendship Bobo Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Wife, Jewel Richard of Tenaha; Daughters, Callie Crooks of Spring, Texas, Georgia Walker of Houston, Texas, Cartene (Jim) Warner of Houston, Trtxas, Venita (Michael) Standley of Houston, Texas; Son, Leonard (Shari) Cherry of Timpson, Texas; Sisters, Elvira Barry of Dallas, Texas, Ollie Coleman of Houston, Texas, Elvyn Williams of Houston, Texas, Rethia Punch of Houston, Texas; Brother, Alvin Charles Richard, Jr. of Houston, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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