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Week Ending March 31, 2011

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David Swanzy to Speak at Monthly Shelby County Museum Meeting - March 30, 2011
Submitted by Ann Bowen

Shelby County Museum will have their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 at the Museum. David Swanzy will speak on the subject of "Two Centuries in East Texas" from the book by George Louis Crocket from his book written in 1932. Everyone is invited to attend and learn of Crocket's revealing facts about the early days of Shelby County

 

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OBITUARIES

HAROLD OSBORNE
Harold Osborne, 70, of Center, died March 26, 2011 at his home. Burial was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 1, 1940 in Bicknall, Indiana to Thomas and Ruth Elizabeth Ackerman Osborne. Mr. Osborne served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include, Wife, Cynthia Lynn Osborne of Center, Texas; Children, Dana Rae Davis & husband, Ricky of Sedan, Kansas, Kara Dee Thieleman & husband, Wayne of Tyler, Texas, Lea Dale Osborne of Lindale, Texas, Adam Thomas Osborne & wife, Tori of New Iberia, Louisiana, April Dae Scates & husband, Larry of Center, Texas, Brian Joseph Lee & wife, Chantay of Center, Texas, Shauna Lynn Gibson & husband, James of Nacogdoches, Texas; Mother, Ruth Elizabeth Ackermann of Morgantown, Indiana; Brother, George Osborn & wife, Sherry of Morgantown, Indiana.
Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

 
JACKIE FENTON
Jackie Fenton, 56, of Center, died March 24, 2011 in Center. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born July 1, 1954 in Marshall County, Alabama to Jack and Margaret Whitt Nunn. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Jeff Fenton; Son, Clint Fenton. Survivors include, Daughter, Daphne LaRock & husband, Danny of Center; Son, Cody McDaniel of Center; Parents, Jack & Margaret Nunn of Center; Brother, Chuck Nunn of Center; Sisters, Lisa Nunn of Center, Lyn Cook of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

 
SYBIL LOVELL HEATH
Sybil Lovell Heath, 100, died Feb. 18, 2011. She was a native of Shelbyville, Texas. Burial was in Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery, Surry, Virginia. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Horace Lincoln Heath. Ph.D.; 3 Brothers; 3 Sisters. Survivors include, Sister, Maudine 'Doc' McClelland (Willie T.) of Houston, Texas; Daughters, Shirley H. Smith (Travis) of Rio Vista, California, Kaye H. Brown (James) of Smithfield, Virginia.
Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home

 
JOSEPH RAYSON
Joseph Rayson, 69, of Longstreet, Louisiana, died March 24, 2011 in Center, Texas. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Logansport, Louisiana. Survivors include, Daughters, Evelyn Sparks & husband Clifford Ray of Shelbyville, Texas, Elizabeth Cartwright of Center, Texas; Sisters, Katy Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas, Alice Swindle of San Augustine, Texas; Brother, David Rayson of Center, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
NYLON W. FULTS
Nylon W. Fults, 93, died March 24, 2011in Center. Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born February 3, 1918 in Joaquin to John Ellis & Callie Oates Wilson. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Willis J. Fults; Daughter, Sandra Lynn Fults; 3 Brothers; 5 Sisters. Survivors include, Special Sister-in-law, Billie Wilson of Center; Niece, Dowlin Arnold of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
CHARLOTTE SUMNER STRICKLAND DAVIS
Charlotte Sumner Strickland Davis, 89, formerly of Huxley, died March 19, 2011. Burial was Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Texas. She was born November 8, 1921 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Minnie Ella Fair and Phillip Alonzo Strickland. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, John Hardy Davis; Sisters, Inez Dalton, Louise Anderson. Survivors include, Children, Daphne Davis German, John Sumner Davis & wife, Sharon, Linda Louise Chamberlain.
Davis Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, Houston, Texas
DONNA PEACE
Donna Peace, 46, of Center, died March 28, 2011 at her residence. Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born June 1, 1964 to Donald Gene and Bobbie Ann Lampley Hataway. She was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors include, Husband, Randall Peace of Center; Daughters, Tarah Peace & fiancÚ, Jason Rudisill of Nacogdoches, Reagan Peace & fiancÚ, Kevin Link of Center, Hilary Peace of Center; Son, Nathan Peace of Center; Father, Donald Gene Hataway of Tenaha; Brothers, Donald Gene Hataway, Jr., Ronnie Hataway.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
CHARLES BURON ROBISON
Charles Buron Robison, 92, of Center, died March 30, 2011 at his home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Center, Texas. He was born August 13, 1918 in Shelby County to Charles Buron Robison, Sr. and Tommy Lois Brittian Robison. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Imogene Robison; Brother, Thomas Trib Robison. Survivors include, Sons, Tommy Robison & wife Nelda of Center, Jerry Robison & wife Debby of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
JERRY LLOYD WALLER
Jerry Lloyd Waller, 66, of Center, died March 29, 2011 in Lufkin. Burial will be in Neuville Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born July 25, 1944 in Shelby County to Granville Columbus and Luna Elizabeth Parker McSwain Waller. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Billy Ray Waller, Earl Lee Waller, Harvey Dell Waller, Calvin Vernon Waller. Survivors include, Brothers, Jesse Kay Waller of Center, Alton Roy Waller & wife, Glenda of Center, Aaron Wayne Waller of Beaumont; Sisters, Susan Fountain & husband, Larry of Center, Jeanie Amburn of Center, Carolyn Denby of DeRidder, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
CHARLES D. HOOKER
Charles D. Hooker, 86, of Satsuma, Florida, died March 18, 2011. Burial was in Florida. Mr. Hooker served his country in the U. S. Navy during WWII and Korea. Survivors include, Wife, Marie T. Hooker of Satsuma, Florida; Children, Charlers R. Hooker of Nacogdoches, Judy Calcot of Crystal River, Steven Hooker of Seattle, Washington, Carol Dillard of St. Cloud, Joyce Mountz of St. Cloud, Richard Hooker of Tucker, Georgia, Donna Dixon of Pomona Park; Brothers, Dixon Hooker of Welaka, Joe Hooker of Center, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.JohnsonOverturfFunerals.com
Johnson Overturf Funeral Home, Palatka, Florida
JACKIE ERVIN GARRETT
Jackie Ervin Garrett, 55, died March 12, 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born August 20, 1955 in Center to Jim and Lurlene Borders Garrett. Mr. Garrett served his country in the U. S. Army. Survivors include, Sons, Desmond, Jackie, Jr., Dachary and their mother, Toni Garrett all of Plano; Sister, Joannie Garrett Wade of Edmond, Oklahoma; Brothers, Jimmy Garrett & wife Diane of Houston, Jeffrey Garrett & wife Alicia of Round Rock, Jolie Garrett of Philadelphia.
Temple and Sons Funeral Directors, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas

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