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Thanks to all that responded to the location of Cooper School.  As originally thought it was in the Arcadia Area of Shelby County and was created by act of County Board on August 12, 1916.  It was originally located on what is now CR 1510 and 138. The end came for the Arcadia School on June 16, 1924 when a petition to consolidate Arcadia and Cooper to form the Cooper Consolidated Common School District No. 24.  The school was closed and merged into the Timpson School in 1951.


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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  2



   Tommie Lee Harvey, 72, of Center died March 6, 2003.  Burial was in Strong Cemetery.  Born September 13, 1930, in Beckville, she was the daughter of William Thedford and Eva Lou Thedford.  Ms. Harvey is survived by sons, Jay Carl Harvey of Center, Everett Harvey of Amarillo and Bobby Harvey of Joaquin; Daughters, Mary Coody of Center, Joann Harvey and Sherry Ross of Joaquin, Dorothy Weir of Nacogdoches and Linda Harvey of Timpson; brother, Billy Mac Thedford of Marshall.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Elbert Paul Creech, 82, of Nacogdoches died March 6, 2003 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Shelby County.  born July 1, 1920, in Choice, he was the son of John and Dora Creech.   Mr. Creech was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dora Creech; sister, Frances Beasley of Center Ridge Community and brother Bill of Port Neches.  Survivors include his wife, LaVerne Creech of Nacogdoches; son David Creech of Nacogdoches; daughter Susan Orwig of Houston; brother, Raymond Creech of Center, Roy Glynn Creech of Starkville, Mississippi, Jerry Creech of Port Arthur; sisters, Mildred Webb of Center and Marcelle Geudner of Littleton, Colorado.  Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.
   Aaron Wyatt Pugh, 82, of Humble, Texas died March 3, 2003.  Burial was in Brookside Memorial Park.  Mr. Pugh was born May 31, 1920 in Joaquin, Texas.    He was preceded in death by brothers: Orville Pugh and Emmett Pugh.  He is survived by wife Lillie Pugh; daughters: Sharon Wisenbaker of Humble, Karen Andrews of Humble,  Sister: Ina Mae Mize of Abilene, Texas.  Brookside Funeral Home.    
   Delano Flakes, 57, died March 5, 2003.  Burial was in Social Point Cemetery, Tenaha.  Born September 7, 1945, in Longbeach, California, he was the son of Sammie and Gladys Flakes.  Mr. Flakes was preceded in death by is father Sammie Flakes and brothers, James and Sammie Blakes, Jr.  Survivors include his mother, Gladys Flakes; sisters, Dorothy Chalk of Palm Springs, California, Karma Ragster of Kilgore; brothers, Willie B. Olford of Lufkin, Wallace Flakes of Tenaha, Curtis Flakes of Lufkin.  Hicks Mortuary.
   Diana Faye Reynolds, 57, died March 6, 2003.  Burial was in Antioch Cemetery.  Ms Reynolds was born July 3, 1945 in Haslam.  She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Reynolds.  Ms. Reynolds is survived by her mother, Francis Reynolds of Center; sons, Scott Winkler, Bert Winkler, Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana and Brian Winkler of Benton, Louisiana; daughter, Ramona Dixon of Bethany, Louisiana; sister, Elain Hussey of Sylva, North Carolina.   Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
   Stanton Hughes, 84, of Center died March 12, 2003 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born July 25, 1918, in Shelby County, he was the son of Walter Thomas and Fannie Clifton Hughes.   Mr. Hughes is preceded in death by his son, Walter Edward Hughes; parents, Walter Thomas and Fannie Clifton Hughes; brother, Delton and sisters, Ara Wilson and Olvie Yeary.   Survivors include his wife, Beulah Mae Hughes of Center; daughter, Mary Ann Tatum of White Oak; son, Stanton Hughes, Jr. of Tenaha; sister, Loraine Farber of Temple.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

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