Shelby County News

Week Ending March  23, 2007

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            The 30th annual Leo and Ada McSwain Memorial Family Reunion will be held in Colmesneil Texas at the McSwain "lakehouse" on Saturday, May 26, 2007.  This reunion was started in 1978 by the children of Leo and Ada McSwain and has been held in Colmesneil ever since. The living children of Leo and Ada are Norma George, Odell Hart, and E.C. McSwain. There will be family, food, pictures, and family info. Email for more information and directions.

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        Looking for G.F.M. Bridges, Wife Missouri B. Adams, - Father Washington Franklin Adams family. Have his wife and children and been to there graves but don't have his Father or Mother. Thanks L. Bridges  Bridges


    Lenora G. Prothro, 80, of Joaquin died March 16, 2007.  Cremation was request and Ashes buried Jackson Cemetery.  Born January 9, 1927, Natchitoches, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Benjamin & Mae Thomason Garcia.  Mrs. Prothro was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by parents, Bennie and Mae Garcia.  Survivors include daughter Brenda Grant of Joaquin; Son, Stanley Prothro of Newalla, Oklahoma; Sisters, Bennie Mae Johnson of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Bobbie Gray of Natchitoches, Louisiana.  Mangum Funeral Home.
    Calvin C. Hodges, 81, of Amarillo died March 14, 2007 in Amarillo, Texas.  Burial was in Ramah Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born May 24, 1925, in Panola County, he was the son of William L. Hodges and Ella Shelton Hodges.  Mr. Hodges is survived by wife, Billye Glover Hodges of Amarillo' daughters, Karen H. Sasser of Arlington, Janis Steen of Olla, Louisiana, Rebecca Griffin of Amarillo.  Hawthorn Funeral Home.
    Kenneth Paul Billingsley, 54, of Center, formerly of Timpson died March 18, 2007.  Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery.  Mr. Billingsley was for December 12, 1952.  Survivors include brother, Byron Billingsley of Timpson and Sister Nina Hughes of Center.  Taylor Funeral Home.
    Blanche Duncan Wilburn, 89, of Shelbyville died March 18, 2007.  Burial was in West Hamilton Cemetery.  Born August 14, 1917, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Albert Volner Duncan and Ada Blackstock Duncan.  Mrs. Wilburn was preceded in death by her Parents: Husband Eric Wilburn; Daughter, Gail Williamson; Brother, Cleo Duncan; Sister, Lois Boyett.  Survivors include son Charles E. Wilburn of Lake Deerwood.  Watson and Sons Funeral Home.
    Ellie Wilson-Quinn, 89, of Timpson died March 19, 2007.  Burial was in Corinth Cemetery.  Among Ms. Quinn's survivors is daughter, Iris Bailey, of Timpson.  Taylor Funeral Home.
    James Alford, 72, of Center died March 20, 2007.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born October 6, 1934, in Tenaha, he was he son of Noble L. Alford and Clotile Brown Alford.  Mr. Alford was preceded in death by brother, John Alford.  Survivors include wife Jerry Alford of Center; daughters, Mary Graves of Tenaha, Penny Barchett of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Royalene McEachern of San Augustine and Kay Nichols of Huntington; Sons, Noble Alford of Center, James Alford of Plano, David Alford of Timpson, Nicky Nichols of Smithville; Brother, William Dee Alford of Moores Hill, Indiana.  Watson and Sons Funeral Home.
    Sarah Emmaline Adame, 17, of Patroon Community died March 16, 2007. Cremation was requested.  Born November 3, 1989, in Sarasota, Florida, she was the daughter of James Adame and Pamela Hale Adame. Miss Adame was a student and Hemphill High School.  Survivors include Mother, Pamela Hale of Seattle, Washington; Father, James Adame of Birmingham Pennesylvania; sister, Eve Marie Adame, of Birmingham, Pennsylvania; Brother, James Adame of Birmingham, Pennsylvania. 
    Dorothy Loveern Cordray, 97, died January 18, 2007 in Davenport Iowa.  Burial was in Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County.  Mrs. Cordray was born March 12, 1910 in Davenport, Iowa.  He was preceded in death by husband, Henry Paul Cordray; sisters, Loreen Kellis and Loretta Porter.  Survivors include sons, Dennis Cordray, Dr. Edwin Cordray and Darryl.  

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