Shelby County News

Week Ending March 07, 2013

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting March 19, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The speaker for will be Bill O'Neal of Carthage. Everyone is invited.

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


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E-Mail Address__________________________________________________
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 2013 whether it is an article in the newsletter, lectures, events or maybe a historic preservation issue.
Regular Membership:
 ___         Individual/Families:      $25

Business Memberships:
___         Platinum                      $500
___         Gold                            $250
___         Silver                           $150
___         Bronze                         $  50
___         Life Member              $1000


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








Myrtle Lee Windham, 82, of Joaquin, died February 28, 2013 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. Interment was in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 14, 1930 in Shelby County to Ruffin “Buster” and Ethel McDaniel Stanley. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Doyle Windham; Daughter, Brenda Gail Williams; Brothers & Sisters, Murray Stanley, Maurice Chandler, Wayburn Stanley, Mable Dawson, Bobbie Ruth Stanley, Infant Brother, Pete Stanley, Roy Stanley, Douglas Stanley, Evie Taylor. Survivors include, Children, Anita Doylene Huddleston & husband, Gerald of Center, Jerry Dale Windham & wife, Sharon of the Paxton Community, Sherry Ethel Kilpatrick & husband, Joe of the Paxton Community, Donna Lou Green & husband, J.C. of Joaquin; Sister, Louise Lahman of Lufkin.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Sybil Powdrill Locke, 92, of Orange, died March 3, 2013 in a Private Care Facility in Orange. Interment was in Willow Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born August 11, 1920 in Joaquin, Texas to Truitt Powdrill and Junie McGee Powdrill. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Vernon L. Locke; Stepmother, Maggie Powdrill. Survivors include, Daughter, Cindy Naivar & husband, Bill of Hiram, Georgia; Sons, Tommy Locke & wife, Helen of Kirbyville, Gene Locke & wife, Vicky of Orange.
Online condolences can be sent at
Dorman Funeral Home, Orange, Texas
Dewey Gardner, 53, of Center, died February 28, 2013 in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Daughter, Shayvon Jenkins (Donny) of Shelbyville, Texas; Sisters, Dorothy McCollister (Leo) of Center, Texas, Dorothy LaVearn Cartwright of Shelbyville, Texas, Annie Mae Gardner of Center, Texas, Darlene Gardner (Lonnie) of Shelbyville, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Ona Bella Ash, 96, died March 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Interment will be in New Prospect Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on November 21, 1916 in Timpson, Texas to John and Viola Richards. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, John D. Ash; Sisters, Alla Mae Richards, Mary Evelyn Tilley. Survivors include, Son, John M. Ash of Pasadena, Texas; Daughter, Sheilah Kaye Hart of Houston, Texas.
Pasadena Funeral Chapel, Pasadena, Texas
James “Billy Jack” Edwards, 57, of San Augustine, died February 22, 2013. He was born September 7, 1955. Survivors include, Wife, Pastor Barbara Edwards of San Augustine; Stepmother, Nellie Moore-Edwards of San Augustine; Daughters, Dellmetria Roberts of Houston, Tiffany King of Center, Dorsella Lister of San Augustine, Aretha Dennis of Lufkin; Sisters, LaNell Edwards of San Augustine, Valencia Price of San Augustine, Patricia Roberts of Augusta, Georgia; Brothers, Edmond Moore of Center, Keith Moore of Dallas.
Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas
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