Shelby County News


Week Ending March 15, 2018

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting March 20, 2018 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.  Everyone is invited to attend.
                       Elaine Weaver                    
                                       Donated By                                   
   Marleta Childs




Louis Troy Risinger, 70, of Shelbyville, Texas, died March 6, 2018 in Shelbyville. Interment was in West Hamilton Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on April 6, 1947 in Center, Texas to Carvie Cora Risinger Robinson. He was preceded in death by, Parents, Bruce and Carvie Robinson. Survivors include, Wife, Edith Risinger of Shelbyville; Daughters, Jennifer Stroud & husband, Stephen of Shelbyville, Tammy Casey & husband, Jacob of Huntington, Jackie Chauvin & husband, Armand of Nederland, Janet McGowan & husband, Russell of Kountze.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Dorice Marjorie McKinley Anderson, 90, of Tenaha, Texas, died March 8, 2018, in Mt. Enterprise. Interment was in Johnson Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on August 20, 1927 in Houston, Texas, to George Elliot McKinley and Annalee Schultze McKinley. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Charles Henry Anderson; Brothers, George Elliot McKinley, Jr., William Charles McKinley. Survivors include, Daughter, Denise Anderson Harclerode & husband, Scott Harclerode, of Mount Enterprise, Texas; Son, John Ellis Anderson of Pounchatoula, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Samantha Grigsby, 49, of Timpson, died March 3, 2018, in Texarkana, Texas. She was born November 5, 1968, in Beaumont, Texas, to Jack Graham Grigsby and Judy Shirlene Hiller. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Michael Chantzifotis. Survivors include, Children, Danielle Grigsby of Timpson, Scott Husband of Kerrville, Suzanna Husband of Timpson; Brothers and Sisters, Mark Chantzifotis of Baytown, Mary Chantzifotis of Tenaha, Jeanne Grigsby of Willis, Cora Grigsby of Willis, Tammy Johnson of Austin.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Grace Choron, 97, of Center, died March 9, 2018. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born November 4 1920 in Shelby County to Henry and Maybelle Askew. She graduated Center High School with the class of 39. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Wilton Choron; Son, James (Jimmy) Choron; Brothers and sisters, Norris, Dorris, Morris, Iris. Survivors include, Grandchildren, Erik & wife, Valerie Choron, Megan Choron, Heather & husband, Steven Munding.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Fred Mandrell Williams, Jr. 61, of Glenn Heights, Texas, died March 7, 2018 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Interment will be in Bo Bo Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born April 12, 1956. Survivors include, Wife, Mildred Williams of Glenn Heights, Texas; Daughter, Ivanna Williams of Los Angeles, California.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Charles Edward “Charlie” Hawpe, 77, of Duncanville, Texas, died on March 9, 2018. He was born on September 21, 1940 to Boyce Edward and Dora Aileen White Hawpe in Fort Worth, Texas. Charles moved with his family to Center in 1976. He taught ICT at Center High School for many years. Survivors include, Wife, Joan Leigh Yandell Hawpe; Daughters, Sheri Diane Campbell-Kaiser & husband, Patrick, Sheila Lynette Haddox & husband, Matt.
Randolph Wayne “Randy” Forbes, 60, of Shelbyville, died March 7, 2018 in Shelbyville, Texas. He was born May 2, 1957 in Chateauroux, France to Jeanine Helene Daigle and Arvis Oscar Forbes. He was preceded in death by, Father, Arvis Oscar Forbes, Jr.; Stepfather, Dudley Lee Daigle. Survivors include, Wife, Crystal Lynn Forbes of Shelbyville, Texas; Children, Tracy Forbes & spouse, Alyx Aran; Mesquite, Texas; Mother, Jeanine Helene Daigle of Anahuac, Texas; Stepsons, Jack Christopher Allbritton, wife Tonya of Nacogdoches County, Texas, Bradley Cole Allbritton & wife Crystal of San Antonio, Texas; Sisters, Linda Forbes Bratsch & husband, Gary of Crosby, Texas, Patsy Forbes Bryan & husband, Darrell of Houston; Brother, Dennis Alan Forbes & wife, Melissa of Houston, Texas; Half-Sister, Darlene Forbes Abshier & husband, Ronnie of Anahuac, Texas; Half-Brother, Jeff Swanson Forbes of Onarga, Illinois; Stepbrothers, Mike Daigle, Lee Daigle of Baytown, Texas.
James Edward Hairgrove, 92, died March 13, 2018 in Houston, TX. Interment will be in Buena Vista Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on February 21, 1926 on the family farm in the Buena Vista Community near Timpson, Texas to Wilburn N. and Pearl Burns Hairgrove. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1943. He served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Grace, Son, Ronald James Hairgrove; Brother, Van Hairgrove; Sister, JoNell Young. Survivors include, Daughter, Kay Hairgrove Krenek & husband, Wilfred of Houston, Texas; Daughter-in-law, Susan Flournoy Hairgrove of Tenaha, Texas; Sisters, Wilma Culp of Lampasas, Texas, Frances McIntyre of Timpson, Texas; Brothers, Franklin Hairgrove, Bill Hairgrove both of Timpson, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
William Ginn Jr., 87, of Center, died March 8, 2018, in Center. Due to family illness, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include, Wife, Eleanor Ginn of Center; Sons, David Ginn and Andrew Ginn.
Lillie R. “Bootsy” Duncan, 89, died March 13, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. She.was born October 17, 1928 in Garrison, Texas to Sam and Leaner Franks. She was preceded in death by, Husbands, James C. Kelly and Bob Duncan; Son, Jimmy Kelly; Sisters, Quida Baker, Willene Bryce. Survivors include, Daughters, Carolyn Watson of Nacogdoches, Texas, Linda Kay Deason & husband, Jerry of Garrison, Texas, Elaine Box & husband, James of Timpson, Texas; Sons, Ronnie Kelly & wife, Toyya of Gary, Texas, Kenneth Duncan & wife, Mindy of Garrison, Texas; Daughter-In-Law, Diana Kelley of Nacogdoches, Texas.
Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas
Lila Ruth Scott Nichols, 90, of Tenaha, died March 14, 2018 in Tenaha. Interment will be in Cedar Yard Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on September 25, 1927 in Haskell, Texas, the daughter of Henry and Mary Henshaw Scott.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.



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