Shelby County News

Week Ending March 24, 2006


Corrections/Additions/New Stuff 


    Shelby County Historical Society will meet Thursday, March 30th at 5:30PM for light refreshments, snacks and sweets.  At 6PM there will be a short business meeting and afterward the guest speaker is Shelby County Clerk, Allison Harbison.   Ms. Harbison will explain "What's new in Shelby County Research" and how records are accessed now and future plans for improvement.  Plan to attend this meeting and bring a guest.

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        I am researching the Minor W. Windham/Frances E. Shaw family for my grandson, Jason Charles Windham. I would appreciate any information or contacts I may make.  Thanks. Sandra J. Parcher -


     My family is originally from Shelby County. My grandfather's name was Duke Allums and his wife was Nettie, who was originally a strong. My dad is Maurice Allums. I am interested in my family history. Thank you  Donna Allums Robbins


        The Price Cemetery has been designated as a Texas Historical Cemetery and you are invited to a celebration to acknowledge this accomplishment.  Please join us Saturday, April 1, all 11 a.m. at the cemetery (see directions below)  After the ceremony there will be a covered dish lunch at Lone Cedar Church.  Anyone who has family in the cemetery (see Price Cemetery Lone Cedar on this website) or who is interested in Shelby  County pioneers and history is invited to attend.  In case of bad weather, the ceremony will be held at Lone Cedar Church.  Contact with any questions. 
        (Take Highway 7 East from Center, Texas for about 8 miles to County Road 3082, turn right on County Road 3082, go past the Lone Cedar Church and continue to the end of the pavement.  County Road 3082 intersects County Road 3254 stay to the left  until County Road 3267, until you see the sign Price Cemetery, turn right and the Cemetery is about 500 yards from the road. )


    Fernella Russell Eddins, 94, of Center died March 16, 2006.  Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery.  Born January 21, 1912, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of David A. and Elizabeth A. Jarry Russell.  Mrs. Eddins was a retired School Teacher.  She was married to Lomer D. Eddins and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include sons, Ted Eddins of Lufkin, and L. D. Eddins of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Mozelle Bright 82, of Center died March 17, 2006.  Burial was in White Rock Cemetery.  Born January 14, 1924, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of George L. and Vena Bailey Williams.  Survivors include son, Robert Bright of Nacogdoches; sisters, Mary Swagger of Vidor, Jean Windham of Center  and Pauline Garrison of Dallas.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Roy H. Ramsey, 92, of Lufkin formerly of Timpson, died March 19, 2006 in Lufkin.  Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Shelby County.  born January 26, 1914, in Palestine,  he was the son of Sidney Marvin and Florence Hearne Ramsey.  Mr. Ramsey was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Navy.  Survivors include son, Paul Ramsey; daughter, Sandra Cantrell, of Lufkin; sisters, Emma Milford of Garrison, Troy Webb, Margie Childs, Avis Stamps and Grace Pledger, all of Timpson, Alma Bridwell and Betty Parker, both of Nacogdoches.  Taylor Funeral Home.
    Frances V. Keener, 61, of Keighville, Louisiana, died March 20, 2006 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Burial was in Jackson Cemetery, Joaquin.  Born March 4, 1945, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Walter and Beatrice Voight.  Mrs. Keener was a Homemaker.  Survivors include husband, Terry Keener of Keithville; daughter, Donna Holmes of Shangaloo, Louisiana and Dolly Procell of Keithville; son, Tommy Green of Bossier City, Louisiana; sister, Mary Smith of Shreveport; brothers, Sonny Voight of Longview; stepdaughters, Terri Mayberry of Blanchard, Louisians and Jennifer Basco of Baton Rough, Louisiana.  Mangum Funeral Home.
    Geraldine "Sissy" Sanford, 63, died March 23, 2006 in Mexia.  Burial was in Borders Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born May 10, 1942, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Vernon Sanford and Ella B. Dickerson Mayo.  Survivors include sister, Joyce Mayo of Lufkin and stepfather Aaron Mayo of Lufkin.  Mangum Funeral Home.

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