Shelby County News

Week ending March 28, 2019

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting April 16, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Terri Lacher.  She will speak to us about the History of the Banking in Texas.  Everyone is invited to attend



Pictures of Center High School for the years 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

are now on our website.





Billy Bob and Lisa McAdams




Arnette Darlene Richerson, 78, of Timpson, Texas, died March 21, 2019 in Timpson.  Interment was in Corinth Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 2, 1940, in Houston, Texas, to William Richard Hicks and Florence Audrey Weems Hicks. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Lloyd Mitchell; Husband, John Barney Richerson II; Sons, John B. Richerson III, Douglas Wayne Richerson; Sister, Sharon Garland. Survivors include, Daughters, Sheryl Mitchell Pyle & husband Ronald Pyle of Cypress, Texas, Darla Andries & husband Martin Andries of Carthage, Texas; Brothers, Richard Hicks, Sydney Hicks; Sister, Jeanette Bowley & husband Leroy Bowley; Daughter-in-law, Karina Richerson Willhoite & husband Robin Willhoite of Timpson, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Melva Jean Wagstaff, 90, of Center, Texas, died March 24, 2019 in Center, Texas. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born on January 10, 1929 in the Paxton Community to Jim Sanders and Zora Roberts Sanders. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Austin Oran Wagstaff; Son, Ronnie Wagstaff Sr.; Daughter, Peggy Dowdy; Sister, Reba Sanders; Brother, Curtis Sanders. Survivors include, Husband, Jack Balcom; Son, Ronnie Wagstaff, Jr. & wife, Judy; Brother, Rudolph Sanders; Sister, Edith Lewis.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Tammie Lynn Griffin, infant daughter of James Lynn Griffin and Heather Lee Griffin, died March 21, 2019. She was born on March 5, 2019. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County.  Survivors include, Parents; Sisters, Alex Griffin, Maggie Griffin, Skyler Griffin, Alyssa Collins, Gabby Waddles; Brother, Jameson Griffin; Grandparents, Danny Lawrence & wife Nelda, Kenny Mays;
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
K .P. Bradshaw, 90, of Center, died March 27, 2019 in Center. Interment will be in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 24, 1928, in Center, to E. P. Bradshaw and Vera Samford Bradshaw. He served his country in the United States Marines. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Kenneth P. Bradshaw; Brothers, Paul Bradshaw, J. T. Bradshaw; Sister, Bobbie Ann Bradshaw Barbe. Survivors include, Wife, Pauline Fenley Bradshaw; Daughter, Karen P. Bradshaw; Brothers, Curtis Bradshaw, Jack Bradshaw & wife Helen, Gene Bradshaw & wife Martha; Sister-in-law, Bettie Fenley Mitchell & husband Allen.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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