Shelby County News

Week Ending April 02, 2015


The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting April 21, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The guest speaker this month will be Mr. Leon Aldridge.  He will speak to us about our local paper, The Light and Champion, where he is the publisher, about other newspapers he has been involved with during his career and about the history of Shelby County's newspapers. Everyone is invited to attend.



Fred L. Johnson, 82, of Center, died March 26, 2015 at his residence. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 3, 1932 in Shelby County to Rev. Lewis Johnson and Trudy Gilchrist Johnson. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Loyce Johnson.  Survivors include, Daughters, Pam Sanford & husband, Darrell of Center, Karen Albert & husband, Darrell of Center; Sisters, Ura Lovell of Center, Vivian & Earl Campbell of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Donald "Glenn" Yates, 57, died March 24, 2015, at his home in Channelview, Texas. He was born on December 18, 1957 in Harris County to Bernard and Mae Rose Yates. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Bonnie Garrison; Brothers, (Twins) James and John Yates, Darryl “Tooter” Yates. Survivors include, Wife, Nell Yates; Daughters, Amy Yates Garcia, Brenee' Wilsher & husband, Daniel, Crystal Strickland & husband, James, Terri Davis & husband, Russell; Sons, Jamie Yates, Richard Arvello & wife, Ginia, Danny Arvello & wife, Wanda, Randy Arvello.
Penny Diane Hughes, 51, of Shelbyville, died March 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 17, 1964 in Center to Gerel G. Goings and Judy Cassel Goings. She was preceded in death by, Brother, Flint Goings; Grandfather, Howell Cassel. Survivors include, Husband, Larry Jack Hughes of Shelbyville; Sons, Justin Hughes & wife, Elizabeth, of Shelbyville, Derek Hughes of Shelbyville; Parents, Gerel G. and Judy Goings of Shelbyville; Sister, Ginger White of Kentucky; Grandmother, Johnnie Cassel.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
R. C. “Pete” “Buddy” Peterson, 76, of Summit, Mississippi, died March 25, 2015 in McComb, Mississippi. Interment was in McClelland Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 26, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois to Rudolph Ernest Peterson and Emily Hilda Vincik Peterson. He served his county in the United States Army Reserve.  Survivors include, Wife, Margaret Ann Peterson of Summit, Mississippi, Daughters, Deborah Jones of Beeville, Texas, Donna Bynum & husband, Bill, of Troutville, Virginia, Deanna Collins & husband, Chris, of Center, Texas, Dorla Ann Armstreet & husband, Richard, of Summit, Mississippi.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Sarah Swanzy Carlisle, 88, of Center, died March 30, 2015 in Center. Ms. Carlisle was cremated and no services are planned. She was born February 11, 1927 in Lebanon, Kentucky to Leroy Lanham and Lillie L. England Lanham. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husbands, William “Bill” Swanzy, Paul Carlisle; Sister, Nelda Mullins; Brothers, Norvelle Lanham. Survivors include, Daughter, Sandra Patmor of Center; Son, William Steven Swanzy & wife, Christine, of Longview; Sister, Mary K. Wayne of Kentucky.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Tammy Sue Dutton, 52, of Kingston, Oklahoma died February 27, 2015. Interment was in Willis Cemetery. She was born on July 8, 1962 in Center, Texas to Hubbard Lynn and Mary Compton Hartt. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Nancy Williams. Tammy attended school in Timpson, Texas. Survivors include, Husband, Ronnie Dutton of the home; Sons, Jason Marr & wife, Katti of Belton, Missouri, Jermy Marr & wife, Christy of Gainesville, Texas, Billy Dutton & wife, Natalie of Kingston, Danny Dutton of Kingston; Brothers, Robert Hartt & wife, Theresa of Garrison, Texas, Lynn Harrt & wife, Jeannie of Center, Texas, Glynn Harrt & wife, Iwana of Nacogdoches, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Brown’s Funeral Service, Madill
Velta Broadus Bordner, 76, of Joaquin, Texas, died March 25, 2015 in Longview, Texas. Interment was in Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County. Mrs. Velta Faye Broadus Goodson Bordner was born August 8, 1938 in Overton, Texas to Emmett and Flossie Wiggins Broadus. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Durwood Goodson; Sons, Jerry Paul Davis, Walter “Buddy” Davis; Siblings, Gayle Broadus, Bobby Broadus, James Broadus, Margarette Alford. Survivors include, Daughter, Pamela Reingold of Houston; Brothers, Roy Broadus & wife, Linda of Joaquin, Jerry Broadus & wife, Olean of Carthage, Elton Broadus of Carthage; Sister, Barbara Woodcox & husband, Randy of Joaquin; Sister, Barbara Woodcox of Joaquin.
Online condolences can be sent at
Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
Barbara Jean Ellis, 77, of Tenaha, died March 26, 2015 at her residence. Ms. Ellis was cremated and no services are planned. She was born August 20, 1937 in Illinois to Orville Hines and Helen Spencer Hines. She was preceded in death by, Father, Orville Hines; Don Oller. Survivors include, Children, Patti Hall and Eddie Miller of Center, Michael and Rose Hall of Kalispell, Montana; Mother, Helen Spencer Hansen of Roswell, New Mexico; Brothers, Maurie Hines of Missouri, Steve Hines; Sisters, Joann Andrews of Arkansas, Debbie Carrol.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Mary Rosine Parmley Parker, 91, of Tenaha, died March 27, 2015 in Carthage. Interment was in Old Union Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. She was born July 21, 1923 in Central Heights to Joe Parmley and Gertrude Grigsby Parmley. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband, Dick Parker of Tenaha; Sons, Mike Parker & wife, Pam, of The Woodlands, Bob Parker of Tenaha, Clay Parker & wife, Linda, of Carthage; Brother, Steve Parmley of Nacogdoches.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Robert Earl Hill, 69, of Carthage, Texas, died about March 27, 2015 at his residence. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.  Survivors include, Sons, Jason Ratcliff of Houston, Texas, Chris Robinson of Center, Texas, Aaron Ratcliff of Carthage, Texas; Daughters, Tamikia Ratcliff of Center, Texas, Latoska Ratcliff of Center, Texas; Brothers, James Hill of Center, Texas, Charles Lee Hill of Dallas, Texas, Benjamin Hill of Longstreet, Louisiana, George David Hill of San Augustine, Texas; Sister, Patsy Ruth Hill of Houston, Texas, Horce Lee Goodwin.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Thomas “Bob” Edward Bourghs, 72, died March 22, 2015 at his home. Interment was in Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born in Tenaha to Earnest and Thelka Owens Bourghs. Survivors include, Fiance, Bobbi Allen of Huntington; Son, Joseph Bourghs & wife, April of Nacogdoches; Daughter, Lisa McBride & husband, Burl of Pineland; Brothers, K. B. Bourghs of Dallas, Zane Bourghs of Port Neches; Sister, Lynn Villerman of Dayton.
Starr Funeral Home





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