Shelby County News
 

Week Ending March 27, 2014

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OBITUARIES     


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D. S. “Shug” JONES
D. S. “Shug” Jones, 94, of Center, died March 22, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born October 19, 1919 at home on Tenaha Street in Center to Pleasant Dalton and Dollie Blanche Jones. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Eva Jean Brittain Jones; Sister, Julia Page Jones Cochran; Brother-in-law, Roy Cochran. He served his country in the Army Air Corp. Survivors include, Brother, Joe Lewis Jones & wife, Ann of Center; Children; Dalton Brittain Jones of Center, Damon Jones of Center, Leisa Jones Webster & husband, Jeff, Roderick Jones & wife, Lisa.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
DONNIE TERRELL PARKER
Donnie Terrell Parker, 62, of Orange, died March 22, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Interment was in Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. Donnie was born on February 26, 1952 to Myrtle Jean Permenter Reeves and Clayton Donnie Parker. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Donnie Parker. Survivors include, Wife, Janice Parker of Orange; Mother, Jean Reeves of Center; Daughter, Leslie Brown of La Porte; Chris Brown & wife, Sherry of Orange; Sisters, Jena Fuller & husband, Steven, Debra Diverdi & husband, Derek both of Center; Brother, Clint Parker of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.dormanfuneralhome.com
OLGA MIMS HUGHES
Olga Mims Hughes, 74, of Timpson, Texas, died March 24, 2014, in Timpson. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 22, 1940, in Shelby County, Texas, to John Mims, Sr. and Mary Cozart Mims. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1958. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, James “Bill” Hailey; Son, Billy Hailey; 3 Brothers; 3 Sisters. Survivors include, Husband, Gerald Hughes of Timpson; Son, David Hailey & wife, Lisa of Timpson; Daughter, Debbie Golden & husband, R. J. of Center; Daughter-in-law, Jill Hailey of Timpson; Stepdaughters, Ellen Kennon, Patricia Merliss, both of Dallas; Sisters, Lorene McEntire, Marian Gentry, both of Timpson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
EUNICE HARDIN
Eunice Hardin, 98, of Timpson, Texas, died March 22, 2014 in Garrison, Texas. Interment was in Bean Cemetery, Kirbyville, Texas. She was born December 13, 1915, in Timpson, to Herman and Lena Johnson Balew. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husbands, Thomas Pass, Ted Powell, Alva Nix, Ray Hardin; Sister, Maudie Smith; Brothers, Billy Balew, Nathan Balew, Donald Balew. Survivors include, Daughters, Doris Pass Hicks & husband, Guy of Nacogdoches, Virginia Pass Bonnett & husband, Ed of Timpson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
KELVIN LA SHANE BROWN
Kelvin LaShane Brown, 44, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Longview, died March 22, 2014 in San Antonio. Interment will be in McWilliams Cemetery, Shelby County. Mr. Brown was born November 18, 1969, in Center.
Dearion & Davis Funeral Parlor in Gladewater.
 
WILLIE SAM DENBY
Willie Sam “Bill” Denby, 73, of the Dunnigan Community, Shelbyville, died March 24, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas. Interment was in Patroon Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 10, 1940 in Denby Town (Shelby County, Texas) to Clarence and Lela Mae Wilburn Denby. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Lamar Denby, Sr.; Sister & Brother-in-law, Larlee & Troy Garrison; Brothers-in-law, James Wyatt, Buddy Risinger; Mother-in-law & Father-in-law, Earl & Nellie Windham. Survivors include, Wife, Betty Windham Denby of the Dunnigan Community; Children, Tony Denby & wife, Marla of the Dunnigan Community, Earlene Mitchell of Gooberhill, Timmy Denby & wife, Lori of Lout Town; Sisters, Ruby Risinger of Gooberhill, Delsia Powell & husband, Bob of Gooberhill; Sisters-in-law, Nettie Lee Windham of Shelbyville, Frances Denby of Huntington; Brothers-in-law, Don Windham & wife, Linda of Gooberhill, Billy Windham & wife, Carol of the Dunngian Community.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
ROBERT LEE BARNETT
Robert Lee Barnett, 82, of Center, died March 20, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born August 28, 1931 in Center to Calvin Bernard Barnett and Maggie Elizabeth Turner Barnett. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Zettie Marie Barnett; Brother, Donald Dee Barnett. Survivors include, Daughters, Wanda Jones & husband, Stan of Center, Carolyn Knapp & husband, Richard of Albany, Oregon; Son, Michael Barnett & wife, Ursula of Rathdrum, Idaho.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
WANDA MAYO KOONCE
Wanda Mayo Koonce, 83, of Timpson, Texas, died March 20, 2014, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born February 4, 1931, in Lake Providence, Louisiana, to James Earl and Clara Hughes Boyd. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husbands, Lawrence Henning, Ocie Mayo; Brother, Lynn Boyd. Survivors include, Husband, Bertie Koonce of Timpson; Sons, James Henning of Austin, Texas, Raymond Henning & wife, Debbie of Mt. Home, Idaho, Lee Henning of Pineland, Texas; Daughter, Karla Henning of Timpson; Stepsons, Keith Koonce & wife, Delilah of Center, Kenneth Koonce & wife, Barbara of Houston; Stepdaughter, Kelly Parker & husband, Donald of Shelbyville, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
ANNABELLA RAIYNE BYRD
Annabella Raiyne Byrd, 7 months old, died March 21, 2014 at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Interment was in Good Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. Annabella was born August 6, 2013 in Crockett, Texas. Survivors include, Parents, Korey & Keisha Byrd of Center; Big Brother, Peyton Byrd of Center; Big Sister, Valerie Byrd of Center; Grandparents, Patricia Byrd & Bill Barcheers of Center, Carl Emerson of Logansport, Glen Byrd of Joaquin, Dorothy & Bill Gattis of Joaquin.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
DONALD RAY STEPHENSON
Donald Ray Stephenson, 75, of Timpson, died March 23, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment was in Zion Hill Cemetery, Lovelady, Texas. He was born December 25, 1938 in Lovelady to Henry Melvin Stephenson, Sr. and Evelyn Amanda Allee Stephenson. Mr. Stephenson served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Wilbur Stephenson. Survivors include, Wife, Mary Stephenson of Timpson; Children, Rusty Stephenson & wife, Sherry of Dayton, Nikki Johnson & husband, Jeff of Dayton, Debra Vick & husband, Frank of Silsbee, Thomas King of Timpson, Angelia Palmer & husband, Tim of Silsbee, Tammy Mikesh & husband, Martin of Timpson, Billy Dickerson of Nacogdoches; Brother, Henry Melvin Stephens, Jr. of Baytown; Sister, Betty Garcia of Pearland.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
AUDREY WILLIAMS
Audrey Williams, 93, of Nederland, formerly of Joaquin, died March 25, 2014 at her home in Nederland. Interment will be in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born July 27, 1920 in Shelby County to Lee Jackson Ellis and Mary Lela Carpenter Ellis. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Forrest C. Williams; Brother, Otho Ellis; Sisters, Bertha Latimer, Lillian Mitchell, Erma Rogers. Survivors include, Sons, Forrest Williams of Salem, Arkansas, Jerry Williams & wife, Jean of Nederland; Granddaughter, Leanne Marie Williams of Nederland.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
CHARLES EARL HESTER
Charles “Hundy Bear” Earl Hester, 63, of Center, died March 20, 2014 in San Augustine Memorial Hospital. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Brothers, C. W. Gillaspie of Center, Bennie Ray Gillaspie of Center, Tommy Lee Lathan & wife, Sandra of Center; Sisters, Lillie Helen Thedford & husband, Fredrick of Center, Ella Faye Gardner of Center, Della Mae Johnson & husband, Bobby of Center; Son, Michael Williams of Center; Daughter, Latoya Jackson of Lufkin.
CYNTHIA GAIL ADAMS HUTTO
Cynthia Gail Adams Hutto, 42, of Center, Texas, died March 24, 2014, at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 22, 1971 in Center, Texas to Bobby Joe & Shirley Wilkerson Adams. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Joe Adams. Survivors include, Husband, Rayford Hutto of Center; Mother, Shirley Adams of Center; Children, Bobby Hutto, David Hutto, Chris Hutto all of Center; Brothers & Sisters, Montie Jo Adams of Center, Bobby Adams & wife, Diane of Center, James Lee Adams & wife, Martha of Nacogdoches, Sylvia Ann Adams of Center, Annette Gill & husband, Ricky of San Augustine, Jerry Moore.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
JA’MERION LA’VINCENT ROE GRAY
Ja'merion La'Vincent Roe Gray, 12, of Tenaha, Texas, died March 20, 2014 at ETMC Carthage. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Tenaha. Survivors include, Mother, Cassandra Horton of Tenaha, Texas; Father, Rodney Gray of Tenaha, Texas; Sisters, Melisa McCollister of Center, Texas, Latishana Gray of Tenaha, Texas; Brothers, Rodney Gray of Tenaha, Texas, Devante' Gray of Center, Texas.
HELEN ASHBERRY JACKSON POPLIN
Helen Ashberry Jackson Poplin, 92, of Fort Worth, died March 12, 2014 in Fort Worth. Interment was in Moore Memorial Gardens. She was born June 20, 1921 in the James Community of Shelby County, Texas to Jesse James and Lois Roxie Ashberry. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Siblings, Freddie Mae Perry, Hughville Ashberry, Lester Ashberry, J. B. Ashberry, Tillie Cox, J. R. Ashberry, Mildred Wile; Husbands, Sherrell D. Jackson, Richard Poplin. Survivors include, Daughter, Sheila Patton (Norman) of Weatherford; Son, Dalford Jackson (Debra) of Arlington.
RUTHELMA LOU ADAMS
Ruthelma Lou Adams, 88, of Center, died March 26, 2014 at Rock Haven Nursing Home in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Interment will be in Newburn Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born November 10, 1925 to Wiley and Lavada Sanford Braden. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Oswald Vernon Adams. Survivors include, Sons, Gale Adams of Nacogdoches, Riley Adams of Nacogdoches; Daughter, Evelyn Adams of Center; Brother, J.W. Braden of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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