Shelby County News

Week ending March 21, 2019



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Lena Mae Rudd Cormier, 89, of Lumberton, Texas, died March 11, 2019, at a Beaumont hospital. Interment was in R. S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery, Silsbee, Texas. A native and former resident of Shelby County, Lena was born June 4, 1929, in Center to Elmer and Nora Rudd. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Rene Joseph Cormier; Sisters, Faye, Merle, Pearl. Survivors include, Son, Ronnie Cormier & wife Patricia of Baytown; Daughter, Theresa Bridges & husband Tommy of Lumberton; Brother, Elmer Ray Rudd of Gillis, Louisiana; Sister, Geraldine Durso of Silsbee.
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Minnie LaPearl Dean Jefferson, 73, died March 12, 2019. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 20, 1945 at the family home in Shelby County, Texas to Emmitt Ambrose and Ima Estell Cummings Dean. Survivors include, Sister, Lois Weeks of Houston, Texas; Daughter & son-in-law, Lori & Quint Miklos; Sons, Steven and Jonathan of Rapid City, South Dakota, Michael Jason Jefferson of Bossier City, Louisiana, Keith and Jill Jefferson.
Clifford Wayne Hand, 91, of Shelbyville, Texas, died March 14, 2019 in Center, Texas. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on September 25, 1927 in Amarillo, Texas to W. B. Hand and Montalee Longacre Hand. He served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Judy. Survivors include, Sons, Rocky Hand & wife, Patricia, Stanley Hand & wife, Laneva, Richard Hand.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Bro. M. D. Lamon, 87, of Center, died March 13, 2019. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born August 5, 1931 in Linden, Texas to John Lamon and Betty Richardson Lamon. He was receded in death by, Parents; Wife, Hester Pinkston Lamon; Son, Aubrey Lamon, Sr.; Daughter-in-heart, Rilda Lamon; Brothers, Edward Lamon, Ed Lamon; Sisters, Lorene King, Mae Standley, Alene Hobbs, Mary Lou Snodgrass. Survivors include, Daughter & son-in-heart, Richard and Shirley Goodwin; Sons, Lester Donald Lamon of Magnolia, Ohio, Garfield Dee Lamon of Woodville, Texas; Brother, Harvey Lamon of Lufkin, Texas.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Elizabeth Grimes Biggers, 90, of Nacogdoches, Texas, died March 10, 2019 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. She was born on April 18, 1928, at the family home on Upper Melrose Road in Nacogdoches, Texas to McNeil Grimes Sr. and Lillie Mae Sisco Grimes. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, McNeil Grimes, Jr.; Husbands, Ben M Wallace, Earl Biggers; Stepson, Ken Biggers. Survivors include, Daughters, Susan Castille & husband Sonny of Mena, Arkansas;, Sharon Touchette & husband Henry of Nacogdoches; Stepdaughter, Mickey Wulf & husband Fred of Center, Texas.
Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas
Lillie E. Chadwick, 90, of Timpson, Texas, died March 16, 2019 in Martinsville, Texas. Interment was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on July 31, 1928 in Caledonia to James Richard Keating and Odessa Burks Keating. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husbands, Lewis Smith; Walter Chadwick; Son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie Smith and wife, Evah; Brothers, Glenn Keating, Leo Keating, Douglas Keating, Harold Keating; Sisters, Marie Simpson, Donnella Jimmerson. Survivors include, Son, Donald Smith of Center; Daughter, Kimberly Pleasant & husband, Roger of Martinsville; Sisters, JoAnn Gary of Timpson, Lanette Ells & husband, Roy of Center; Step-sons, Mike Chadwick & wife, Leisa of Timpson, Jonathan Chadwick of Timpson, Andy Chadwick of Deberry; Step-daughter, Patricia Maddox & husband, Jared of Gilmer.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Billy Lavon Poindexter, 55, of San Augustine, died March 16, 2019, in San Augustine. Interment was in Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County. He was born October 14, 1963, in San Augustine to Kenneth Lavon and Lizzie (Falcon) Poindexter. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter, Christy Mae Taylor; Father-in-laws, William J. Barton, L. D. Hibbard Sr.; Brother-in-law, Bernard Evans;. Survivors include, Wife, Letitia Hibbard Poindexter of Center; Daughters, April Sue Poindexter and Lynn Johnson of San Augustine, Billie E. Poindexter of San Augustine; Sons, Joshua Bearden and Ashley Cagle of Center, Dwayne Bearden & wife Brittney of Louisiana, Dakota L. Poindexter & wife Ashley of Center; Brother, Kenneth Poindexter & wife Sherry, James Poindexter & wife Becky, Ollie Poindexter & wife Vicki; Sisters, Patricia Evans, Judy Faulkner & husband Gaven, Rita McDaniel & husband Carroll; Mother-in-law Mollie Barton.
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas.
Lawayne Hendricks, 70, of Center, Texas, died March 17, 2019 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1948 in Timpson, Texas to Arvel Hendricks and Beatrice Livingston Hendricks. He graduated with the Timpson High School class of 1968. He served his country in the U. S. Army serving in Vietnam.  He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Jerry Hendricks; Sisters, Joy Bailey and husband, Herman, Patsy Adams. Survivors include, Wife, Beverly; Sons, Bart Hendricks & Sheena Mullen, Jeff Hendricks ; Daughter, Leslee Russell & husband, Randy; Brother-in-law, David Eubank & wife, Cindy; Brothers, James “Bud” Darrell Hendricks, Larry Hendricks & wife, Beverly, Stanley Hendricks; Sisters, Barbara Renfro, Rebecca Windham & husband David, Sheila Eubank; Brother-in-law, James Adams; Sister-in-law, Rita Hendricks.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Ira (Sam) Edgar Jackson, 84, died March 14, 2019 in the Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment will be in Africa St. John’s Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on May 12, 1934 in Center, Texas to Clara Rushing and O. C. Jackson. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Weldon (Winkie) McKeggler, Leon Allen. He served his country in the U. S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include, Children, Fredrick Jackson (Cheryl) of Houston, Texas, Iretta Jackson of Pearland, Texas, Delbert Jackson of Center, Texas, Elaine Jackson Turner (Albert) of San Antonio, Texas, Eric Jackson of Center, Texas, Scott Jackson (Shawn) of Dallas, Texas, Angela Hebert (Christopher) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Karla Jackson-Edwards of Sunnyvale, Texas; Brother, Jerry Lathan (Joyce) of Center, Texas.
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Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Lee Randal Diamond, 54, of Lufkin, died March 17, 2019, in Lufkin. Interment was in Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born July 28, 1964, in Center to Oral Lee Diamond and Kathleen Tidwell Diamond. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Brother, David Diamond & wife Alaine of Center; Sister, Erika Diamond of Center.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
L. D. Hibbard, Sr., 91, of Conway, Arkansas, formerly of Nacogdoches died March 16, 2019 in Conway, Arkansas, Interment was in Douglass Cemetery. He was born to Joseph Cecil Hibbard and Dorothy Tyrone Hibbard on June 6, 1927, in Dayton, Texas. He served his county in the United States Navy during WWII. He was preceded in death by,: Father, Joseph Cecil Hibbard,; Mother, Dorothy Tyrone Hibbard, Sister, Mabel Madgaline Means, Brother, Johnny Mack Hibbard, Sister, Elaine Fisk, Brother, Joe Gilbert Hibbard, Brother, George Richard Hibbard, Son-in-Law, Billy Poindexter. Survivors include, Wife, Shirley Davis Hibbard of Conway, Arkansas; Children, John Russell Hibbard of Nacogdoches, Texas, Joe Cecil Hibbard of Chireno, Texas and Wendy, Debra Ann Hibbard of The Woodlands, Texas, L. D. Hibbard, Jr. & wife Carmen of Center, Texas, Kathy Lee Hibbard of Houston, Wallace Lee Hibbard & Pam of Bullard, Texas, Victor Allen Hibbard of Bullard, Texas; Judy Lyn Monroe & husband Donald of Center, Texas, Letitia Poindexter of Center, Texas, Gregory Thomas Hibbard & wife Haven of Conroe, Texas, Amy Lynn Saunders & husband Tracy of Maumelle, Arkansas, Shari Dell Phillips & husband Randy of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Terry Wells & wife Chancey of Wooster, Arkansas.
Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chape, Nacogdoches, Texas .
Madalynn Brooke Wilkinson, 12, of Joaquin, died March 20, 2019, in Center. Madalynn was born April 17, 2006, in Center, to Tommy Joe Wilkinson and Barbara Jordan Salas. Survivors include, Father, Tommy Joe Wilkinson of Joaquin; Mother, Barbara Jordan Salas of Joaquin; Sister, Kristy Wilkinson of Joaquin; Brothers, Daniel Salas of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Robert Salas of Killeen; Grandparents, Tommy Frank Wilkinson and wife Karen of Tenaha, Lynne Faussett of Tenaha.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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