Shelby County News

Week Ending March 21, 2013








Charles Edward "Buster" Williams, 69, died March 12, 2013, in Sabine County. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Nacogdoches to Carl Alvin Williams and Lula Lightle Williams. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Robert Williams. Survivors include, Wife, Billie Williams; Sons, Charles Dwayne Williams & wife, Paula of Woden, Doyle Edward Williams & wife, Renee of Nacogdoches, Darrell Lynn Williams & wife, Lynne of Center, London Scott Williams of Nacogdoches; Sister, Pauline Davis & husband, John of Nacogdoches; Sisters-in-law, Floice Williams, Deborah Cotton & husband Reggie, Joy Wilson & husband, Charles "Bubba."
Online condolences can be sent at
T. A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas
Kelly O’Rear, 82, of Shelbyville, died March 14, 2013 at Willis Knighton North in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born December 21, 1930 in Shelby County to Alvie and Cassie Fleming O’Rear. Mr. O’Rear served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Jean Jernigan O’Rear of Shelbyville, Daughters, Kellie Jean Baty of Center, Stephanie O’Rear Moore of Washington; Son, Jack Dale O’Rear of Shelbyville; Brothers, Bennie O’Rear & wife, Pat of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Donald O’Rear & wife, Lois of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Melvin Broadway, Sr., 69, of Huxley, died March 15, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 4, 1943 to Hervey Monroe and Alma Bessie Porter Broadway. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter, Shelia Kay Broadway; Brother, Douglas Fowler. Survivors include, Wife, Pat Broadway of Huxley; Children, Lisa Dupree & husband, Jerry of Nacogdoches, Teresa Ford & husband, Ricky of Tenaha, Tammy Howard of Center, Melvin Broadway, Jr. of Oklahoma, Nancy Lawhorn & husband, Jerry of Tenaha, Michael Broadway of Huxley, Megan Jeanette Broadway of Huxley; Step-Children, Jennifer Cosby & husband, Kevin of Nacogdoches, Steven Ray Ross of Pearland, Zack Hooper of Nacogdoches;
Sister, Yvonne Henry of Huxley.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lynda Lee Scurlock, 75, of Dallas, died March 16, 2013. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Center, Texas. She was born March 6, 1938, in Center, Texas, to Clarence Paul and Hazel Norris Scurlock. Lynda graduated from Center High School. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, John T. Scurlock. Survivors include, Brother, Ray Scurlock and Sister-in-law, Melba.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Emma Rose Landry Hicks, 84, died March 18, 2013. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Pasadena, Texas. She was born on January 12, 1929 in Crowley, Louisiana to Obre Landry and Evelyn Faulk Landry. She and her husband, Oly Hicks, lived in Center before he passed away. Then, Rose moved back to La Porte about 10 years ago to be near family. Survivors include, Children, Michael Hicks & wife, Colleen of La Porte, Daughter, Linda Burns & husband, Thomas of Shalimar, Florida, Daughter, Oline Cherry & husband, Richard of Orlando, Florida; Brother, Theodore Holt, Jr. & wife, Joyce.
Paul U. Lee Funeral Home, La Porte, Texas
Daniel Paul Robbins, 73, of Carthage, died March 19, 2013 in Huntington. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born July 10, 1939 in Nevada to Ebert Robbins and Catherine Jackson Robbins. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Martha Lucille Robbins. Survivors include, Daughters, Valerie Davis & husband, Glen of Huntington, Tosha White & husband, Kent of Lufkin, Shelly Quintero of Huntington; Stepsons, Tol Alvin Miller Jr. & wife, Peggy of Austin, Johnny Lee Miller & wife, Rhonda of Center, Eddie Lynn Miller & wife, Patty of Tenaha, Richard Dale Miller & wife, Lisa of Center; Sister, Frances Connor.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Floyd Joseph Willess, Jr., 41, of Center, died March 15, 2013 in Tyler. Interment was in Campti Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 15, 1971 in Georgetown to Floyd Joseph Willess Sr. and Gwen Alice Gallagher Willess. He was preceded in death by, Father, Floyd Joseph Willes, Sr.; Stepfather, James Lewing. Survivors include, Wife, Dottie Jameson Willess of Center; Daughter, Katelyn Pearl Willess of Center; Stepson, John Anthony of Center; Mother, Gwen Alice Lewing of Center; Sisters, Novella Corliss & husband, Steve of Belton, Amber Stokes & husband, Dennis of Belton, Linda Jo Sheneman & husband, Rob of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, Cindy Hotz & husband, Frak of Belton, Patty Espinoza & husband, Joe of Belto, Alice Ketchum & husband, Paul of Parcell, Oklahoma, Kim Williams & husband, Steve of Foster, Oklahoma, Connie Heinen of Maysville, Oklahoma; Brothers, Mike Willess & wife, Tina of Belton, Rickie Heinen of Pyatt, Arkansas, Zack Willess of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, Donald Lewing of Ft. Worth, Paul Lewing of Austin.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lenora “Tiny” Alford Hughes, 88, of Center, died March 17, 2013. Interment was in Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born June 7, 1924 in Tenaha to Noble L. Alford and Clotile Brown Alford. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Everett Wade Hughes; Sister, Christera Holloway; Brothers, John Alford, James Alford. Survivors include, Daughter, Ruth Hughes Barnett & husband, Jerry of Longview; Son, Dale Hughes & wife, Kim of Center; Sisters, Tula Browning of Agua Dulce, Jackie Allen of Henderson, Alice Deloney of Harleton, Betty Adams of Dillsboro, Indiana; Brother, William Dee Alford & wife, Ann of Milan, Indiana.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Aaron B. Golden, 71, of Center, died March 18, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 28, 1941 in Shelby County to Isaiah and Mildred Jones Golden. Survivors include, Wife, Martha Jean Golden of Center; Children, Rodney Golden & wife, Sonya of Center, Rhonda Golden Deininger & husband, Chris of Tulsa, Oklahoma, DeAnn Golden Jonte & husband, Jay of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Derek Golden of San Antonio; Step Children, John Henry Holloway & wife, Chelsea of Center, Holly Holloway of Center; Brother, R. J. Golden & wife, Debbie of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Otha Mack , 68, of Timpson, died March 16, 2013, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. Interment will be in BoBo Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Wife, Ollie Mack of Timpson, Texas; Sons, Eddie Wayne Reed of Timpson, Otha Mack Jr., Tommy Reed; Daughters:, Cathy Caraway of Timpson, Lisa Caraway of Timpson, Berdie Richards, Mattie Caraway of Humble, Texas; Brother, O. C. Mack (Connie) of Waco, Texas; Sister, Helen (Ronald) Peoples of Waco, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
John Allen McSwain, 41, died March 10, 2013.  Interment was in Rosewood Memorial Park, Humble, Texas.  John was preceded in death by his mother, Martha McSwain.  Survivors include, Daughter, Samantha McSwain; Former Wife, Cindi Forster; Father, Freeman McSwain; Sister, Danielle Doll & husband, Donald; Brothers, Boyd McSwain & wife, Jan, Darrell McSwain & wife, Phebbe.
Rosewood Funeral Home, Humble, Texas
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