Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending March 7, 2003


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Students attending 1915 Cooper School, #24.  In the 1920 Voting List, District #24 is shown as Arcadia Community.      Cooper School, also, could be in the Arcadia Community.  If anyone knows where Cooper School was located please email

Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker Autopsy Report

Center High School, Class 1993 is asking for addresses for their classmates.  Please send your address to   '93, PO Box 1493, Center, Tx  75935


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I am looking for information on the William Scott family that moved to Shelby county in the winter of 1886. In particular I am interested    in: 1.William's wife's given name and maiden surname,   2. Where William and his wife are buried and  when they died   3. Any connection between them and any Blackshear family.    4. Contact with any of William's descendants.  Thanks..........Lannie Walker 2


I am searching for Noah and Sallie Hickey Thompson from Shelby and Panola Counties 1860-1890.  Their children were Sarah Frances Parlee Thompson born 1875 and Martha (Mattie) Thompson.  Any information will be appreciated. Charles Hodges 



   Stanley Hendricks, 45, of Center died February 28, 2003, in Center.   Burial was in Waterman Cemetery.  Born March 17, 1957, in Center, he was the son of Arvel and Camella Beatrice Livingston Hendricks.  Mr. Hendricks was preceded in death by his father Arvel Hendricks; Sister, Joy Bailey.  Survivors include his wife, Linda Hendricks of Center; Daughter, Amanda LeAnn Jones of Center; son, Charles Joshua Hendricks of Center; Mother, Camella Beatrice Hendricks of Center; sisters, Sheila Eubank, Barbara Renfro, Rebecca Windham and Patsy Adams; brothers, Jerry Hendricks, James Hendricks, Wayne Hendricks and Larry Hendricks.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   E.E. "Shorty" Goings, 72, died February 28, 2003 in Houston.   Burial was in Woodlawn Garden of Memories, Houston.  He was married to Jane Goings and she preceded him in death.  Survivors include sons, Michael C. Goings and Ronnie W. Goings; Sister, Ealin Watson.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Jerry Rayburn Gay, 62, of Joaquin died March 6, 2003 in Joaquin.  Burial was in Joaquin Cemetery.  Born January 25, 1941, in Hallsumett, Louisiana he was the son of Rayburn Paul and Ouida Ann Cannon Gay.   Surivivors include his wife Margie Evelyn Gay of Joaquin; Sons Ronnie Lane Gay of Center, Kennie Wayne Gay of Timpson and John Paul Gay and Donny Ray Gay, both of Joaquin; Daughter, Cristy Lynn Gay of Joaquin; Sister, Wanda Harris of Mansfield, Louisiana.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   John Henry McLaughlin, 72, died March 3, 2003.  Burial was in Ramah Cemetery.  Born July 5, 1917 in Joaquin, he was the son of Millard and Roxie Kyle McLaughlin.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herman, Jack, Arlie, Frank, Buddy and Dudley Cook and sister, Minta Polly and Ethel Childress.  Mr. McLaughlin is survived by his wife Mary Grace Pou McLaughlin; daughter, Fran Heugatter. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Ida B. Ratcliff, 96, died February 20, 2003.  Burial was in East Liberty Cemetery.  Born December 25, 1908, she was the daughter of Lin and Melvina Ratcliff.  Mrs. Ratcliff is survived by her daughter, Vera Lee Taylor; Sister, Queen Lathan of Houston.  Hicks Mortuary.


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