|Shelby County Rootsweb Facts|
|Week Ending March 11, 2005|
Working at the
John May Cemetery, also called Hooper-May
Cemetery will start Saturday, March 19, 2005, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Water and lunch will be provided. Bring your own tools, gloves, etc.
Two trailers will be provided to haul away the debris.
Many graves are unmarked. If you know anyone who is buried at this cemetery, please submit the name(s) to Edgel Permenter, P. O. box 326, Joaquin, TX 75952 or call 936-269-3483.
Price Cemetery Association will meet Saturday, April 2,
2005 at Lone Cedar Church on County Road 3082. Anyone who has any
family member buried at Price Cemetery (shown as
Price Lone Cedar on website list) is invited to attend. Bring a
covered dish for the meeting at 11 a.m. and lunch
afterwards. If you have any pictures, news articles, documents, etc. regarding the cemetery or any Price Cemetery family members, make extra
copies and bring those to share. If you have any old photos that you need help labeling, bring those, too. Come early and stay late - we look forward to seeing you there! Micki McCrary McLaughlin
Shelby County in World War II exhibit is now open at the Shelby County Museum. Hours are 1p.m. to 4p.m. daily
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Jewel Polvadore, 81, of Center died March 4, 2005, in Dallas. Burial was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. Born March 23, 1923, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Ora and Allie Mae Denton Danley. Mrs. Polvadore was married to W. H. Polvadore, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include sons, Dexter Polvadore of Houston and Roy Polvadore of Center. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
|BENNIE VIRGINIA PARKMAN BURNS
Bennie Virginia Parkman Burns, 79, of Tenaha died March 4, 2005, at her residence. Burial was in Restland Cemetery. Born November 3, 1926, she was the daughter of Frances H. and Ruth Hill Parkman. Survivors include husband, Albert H. Burns of Tenaha; sons, Bob Burns of Tenaha and Barry Burns of Plano; daughter, Linda Burns Andrews of Duncanville; brother, Willard Parkman of Tenaha; sister, Lyndell P. Bush of Dallas. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
|CYNTHIA MARIE WIGGINS
Cynthia Marie Wiggins, 53, of Center died March 4, 2005, at her residence. Burial was in White Rock Cemetery. Born January 28, 1952, in Center, she was the daughter of Walter and Annis Garland Stone. Mrs. Wiggins was married to Jerry Glen Wiggins, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include daughters, Sherri Hagler and Shanna Wiggins, both of Center; son, Brandon Wiggins of Center; mother, Annis Stone of Center; sisters, Beverly Ford of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Gayla Windham and Jeneva Underbrick, both of Center and Angela Blackwell of Timpson; brothers, Danny Stone, Gary Stone and Shawn Stone, all of Center and W.H. Stone of Lovington, New Mexico. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
|CHARLES WAYNE DAWSON
Charles Wayne Dawson, 52, of Corsicana died March 4, 2005 in Corsicana. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Joaquin. born September 5, 1952, in Logansport, Louisiana, he was the son of J. W. Dawson and Mary Dawson Anderson. Survivors include mother and stepfather, Mary and Tim Anderson; brother, Chester Dawson of Center; sister, Vicki Jones of Carthage. Mangum Funeral Home.
|THOMAS JULIAN TAYLOR
Thomas Julian Taylor, 82, of Center died March 1, 2005, at his residence. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Born September 8, 1922, he was the son of Duke R. Taylor, Sr. and Evalena Richardson Taylor. Mr. Taylor was retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. He was married to Warrena Alexander Taylor, and she preceded him in death. Survivors include sons, Thomas J. Taylor, II of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Ray Taylor of Houston; daughters, JoAnn Taylor Clafferty of Waco and Terri Taylor Akin of Houston; brother, James R. Taylor of Greenville. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
|MARY ALICE G. BULGER
Mary Alice G. Bulger, 88, of Center died March 4, 2005 in Center. Cremation was requested. Born December 12, 1916, in Central City, Nebraska, she was the daughter of Thomas Nelson Gosnell, Jr and Ines Alice Hord Gosnell. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
|BOBBY GLENN LEE
Bobby Glenn Lee, 71, died March 4, 2005, in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Born February 20, 1934, he was the son of Leon Beck Lee and Annie Lout Lee. Survivors include daughter, Lynda Hernandez of Brevard, North Carolina; son, Ric Lee of Center; sister, Anita Robinson of Frankfurt, Indiana. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
|LILLE YVONNE KILLEN
Lille Yvonne Killen, 73, of Shelbyville died March 4, 2005 in Tyler. Burial as in McClelland Cemetery. Born October 12, 1931, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Jessie and Sadie Borders Vail. Mrs. Killen was married to James A. Killen, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include sons, David Killen of Arlington and Terry Killen; sisters, iva Neal King of Euless and Ellen Burk of Decatur; brothers, Jessie Vail of Quilyn, Gene Vail of Shelbyville and Harlon Vail of Lake Dallas. Mangum Funeral Home.
|LUCILLE NANCY DECKER
Lucille Nancy Decker, 86, of Timpson died March 4, 2005, in Timpson. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Born May 18, 1918, in Timpson, she was the daughter of Felix and Ida Sapp Brittain. Mrs. Decker was a Homemaker. She was married to K. W. Decker, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include son, Kenneth Decker of Timpson; daughter, Nancy Stephens of Timpson. Taylor Funeral Home.
Gladys Warr, 92, of Center died March 6, 2005, at her residence. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Born September 3, 1912, in Cleveland, Texas, she was the daughter of Thomas Abram and Nora Tarkington Booth. Mrs. Warr was married to Winston R. Warr and he preceded her in death. Survivors include son, Winston R. Warr, Jr. of Austin; daughter, Diane Warr and Vickie Warr, both of Center. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
Essie Hughes, 89, of Center died March 4, 2005. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Born April 7. 1916, she was the daughter of Walter Miller and Annie Gertrude Reynolds Millers. Survivors include daughter, Shirley Cravey of Port Neches; son, Bruce Hughes of Garland. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
|VIRGINIA DAIL ROBERTS GREEN
Virginia Dail Roberts Green, 57, of Timpson died March 8, 2005 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Tennessee Cemetery. Born October 23, 1947, in Logansport, Louisiana, she was the daughter of W. D. and Willie Gay Lewis Roberts. Survivors include husband, Jerry Green of Timpson; sons, Shane Green and Cole Green, both of Atlanta, Cade Green of Logansport, Louisiana and Rowdy Green of Timpson; brother, Billy Ray Roberts of Joaquin. Taylor Funeral Home.
|J. C. LEGGETT
J. C. Leggett, 80, of Joaquin died March 9, 2005 in Joaquin. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery. Born October 10, 1924, in Ashton Community, he was the son of Stuart P. and Cannie Alice Taylor Leggett. Mr. Leggett was a World War II veteran and served on the Joaquin School Board. Survivors include his wife, Imogene Leggett of Joaquin; son, Dennis Leggett of Joaquin; daughter, Terry Leggett Stone of Waskom; sisters, Gay Neal of College Station and Joan Dickerson of Joaquin. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
|DORIS MARIE MAGNESS GIBBS
Doris Marie Magness Gibbs, 71, of Timpson died March 9, 2005, in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Blair Cemetery. Born December 9, 1933, in Freeport, she was the daughter of William Horace and Ludie Bass Magness. Mrs. Gibbs was a Homemaker. She was married to Kyle Gibbs and he preceded her in death. Survivors include, daughters, Dianne Weatherford of Timpson and Shirley Bowen of Carlsbad, New Mexico; brother, Billy Ray Magness of Timpson; sister, Dorothy Mullins of Timpson. Taylor Funeral Home.
|TERRY RENARD PARKER
Terry Renard Parker, 48, of Huntington died March 5, 2005, in Lufkin. Burial was in Duncan Cemetery, Shelby County. Born January 5, 1957, he was the son of Emmett Elige Parker and Lela Odell McDaniel Parker. Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his father Emmett Parker and sister, Ann Hampton. Survivors include mother, Lela Parker of Canton; son, Terry Parker, Jr. and wife Mandy of Joaquin; daughters, Tammy Sledge of Melbourne, Florida and Savanah Cheyenne Parker of Huntington; brothers, James Parker of Joaquin and Paul Parker of Tyler; sisters, Lerea Foster of Canton, Mae McGowen, Kathy Jernigan and Debra Waller, all of Center. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
Wright "Pat" Powell, 72, of Port Arthur died March 6, 2005 at his residence. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Port Arthur. Born June 17, 1932, in Joaquin, he was the son of Cyril and Mamie Powell. Mr. Powell was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Texaco. Survivors include wife, Virgie Eileen Powell; daughter, Patricia Powell, both of Port Arthur; son, Charles Powell of Kingsport, Tennessee; sisters, Geneva Falconer of Longview, Ruth Hogan of Conroe and Jo Ann Irish of Willis; brother, Jim Dick Powell of Hallsville. Tompson Funeral Home. Port Arthur.
|DALE IVAN ROWLES
Dale Ivan Rowles, 66, of Vidor died March 6, 2005 in Vidor. Burial was in Old Center Cemetery. Mr. Rowles was a veteran of the Air Force. Survivors include son, Kenny Rowles of Center; daughters, Kathy Rowles, Sheila Gee and Valarie Garza, all of Vidor; brother, Gary Rowles of Crosskeys, Pennsylvania; sisters, Barbara Murphy of Crosskeys, Pennsylvania and Connie Rowles Corcoran of Buckley, West Virginia. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
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