Shelby County News

Week Ending March 02, 2017


The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting March 21, 2017 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 be speaking to us about The Alamo. Everyone is invited to attend.


                   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




Nelda Liem, 73, of Center, died February 23, 2017 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born August 14, 1943 in Shelby County. She graduated from Center High School in 1960. She was preceded death by, Husband, Dan Liem, Brother, Dewain Halliburton.  Survivors include, Son, Michael Liem of Center; Daughter & Son-in-law, Kim & Kevin Rash of Center; Sisters-in-law, Delores Halliburton, Cherry Parker & husband, Van.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Marjorie LaFitte Fisher, 83, formerly of Shelbyville, died February 14, 2017. She was born Marjorie Gay LaFitte in Shelbyville, Texas, on June 5, 1933, to Sam LaFitte, Sr. and Ola Davis LaFitte. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1949. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Robert P. Fisher; Brothers, Foch LaFitte, Rexta LaFitte, Sam LaFitte, Jr.; Sisters, Erdelle LaFitte Duncan, Lurline LaFitte; Stepson, Gene Fisher. Survivors include, Brother, Harold LaFitte of Austin; Sisters-in-law, Dorothy LaFitte of El Paso, Gwen LaFitte of Shelbyville; Stepson, Robert C. Fisher & wife, Sue Of Village Mills.
Sandra Kay Sinclair, 76, of Timpson, died February 28, 2017 at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Interment will be in New Prospect Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born July 16, 1940 in Henderson to Earl Wade and Retha Feazell Adams. She was a U.S. Navy Nurse. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband, Don Sinclair of Timpson; Son, Ben Sinclair of League City; Daughter, Susan Sinclair Gross & husband, Jake of Timpson; Brothers, Pat Adams & wife, Linda of Henderson, Mike Adams & wife, Pam of Henderson; Sister-in-law, Lynn Edwards & husband, Nick of Wimberley.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Roger Lee Ross, 65, of Kilgore, died February 25, 2017, in Longview. Interment was in Brookland Cemetery, Joaquin, Texas. He was born December 9, 1951, in Garrison, to Roy O. Ross and Myrtie Mae Whitehead Ross. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Bobby Ross. Survivors include, Children, Cindy Tucker of Hallsville, Donna Williams of Longview, Michael Womack of Gilmer, Renee Womack of Kilgore; Step-Children, Tammie Womack of Gilmer, Randy Womack; Sisters and Brothers, Barbara Lively & husband, Leamon, of Gilmer, Doris Sharp of Big Sandy, Robert Ross & wife, Karen, of Dennison, Ohio.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Joyce Ann McClellan Glaze, 65, of Joaquin, died February 25, 2017, in Joaquin. Interment was in Wimberly Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born July 7, 1951, in Warren, Arkansas, to Dixon McClellan and Earline Key McClellan. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband, Lonnie Glaze of Joaquin; Children, William Larry Hearn & wife, Emily, of Burleson, William Craig Hearn of Logansport, Louisiana, April Lucille Hearn Smithhart of Joaquin; Brothers and Sisters, Ricky McClellan, Bruce McClellan, Claudann Jones, Dixon McClellan Jr., Carey McClellan, Timothy McClellan, Selena McClellan Weaver; Step Mother, Barbara McClellan; Step Brothers and Step Sister, Mike McClain & wife, Mikie, Jay McClain & wife, Donna, Angie McClain.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Charlie Lee "Chim" Chumbley, 76, of East Hamilton Community, Shelbyville, died February 25, 2017 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment will be in Brittain Creek Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Wife, Grace Session Chumbley of Shelbyville; Sons, Claudie (Vanessa) Chumbley of Center, Charles (Thelma) Chumbley of Center, Anthony (Dean) Chumbley of Center, Kenneth (Tisha) Boyd of Center, Kendrick (Shell) Boyd of Center; Daughters, Demetrius (Albert) Smith of Center, Claudine King of Shelbyville, Jamica Bennett of Nacogdoches; Brothers, L.T. (Betty) Chumbley of Houston, David (Joyce) Chumbley of Houston, Elton (Patricia) Chumbley of Shelbyville, Kenneth (Pam) Chumbley of Shelbyville, Howard Earl Martin of Pineland; Sisters, Ella Faye Johnson of Houston, Gloria (Walter) Thompson of Garland.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Eddie McBride, 73, of Joaquin, died February 26, 2017, at his residence. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. He was born February 15, 1944, in Nacogdoches County, to Delton McBride and Keet Durrett McBride. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Ricky L. McBride; Brother, Ernest McBride; Sister, Louise Klopp. Survivors include, Children, Daphne L. Barker, Dione L. Clary, Amanda Brazell, Amelia Mowery, Lorina Broomfield, Curtis Brown, Larry M. Davis; Brothers and Sisters, Nelvin Graham & husband, Doug, Leon McBride & wife, Sandra, Vernon McBride & wife, Jan, Leroy McBride & wife, Donna, Paul McBride & wife, Lois, Wayne McBride & wife, Brenda, Linda Calder & husband, Bobby.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Martin Eugene “Trever” Doggett, 81, died March 1, 2017, at his home. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born July 7, 1935, in Center, to Roy L. Doggett and Gladys Martin Doggett. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Billie Barr; Brothers-in-law, Yondal Barr, Gerald Dickinson, Sr., James N. Campbell. Survivors include, Wife, Marjorie Doggett; Son, John M. Doggett & Pam; Brother, Maxie Doggett & Sammie; Sisters, Barbara Dickinson, Patricia McDonald & Gordon, Brenda McDaniel & Gene; Sister-in-law, Mary Helen Campbell.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas





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