Shelby County News

Week Ending April 8, 2010

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Guy G. Crawford, 90, died April 2, 2010. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Center. He was born October 31, 1919, in Center. During World War II, Guy served in the Pacific for the U.S. Army. Survivors include, Daughter, Margaret Crawford; Son, Greg Crawford, both of Fort Worth.
Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth, Texas

Addie Mae Windham Whiteside, 87, of Longview, TX, died April 2, 2010 in Longivew. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. She was born January 22, 1923 in Timpson to Derious Marion and Jessie Jones Windham. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Rudolph Whiteside; Son, Stephen Russell Whiteside; Brothers, Walter Windham, Vertis Windham. Survivors include, Sons, Kenneth Whiteside & wife Joann of Timpson, Bo Whiteside of Gary, TX, James Whiteside & wife Teresa of Longview; Daughters, Patricia Bright of White Oak, TX, Betty Shields & husband Norm of Longview; Sister, Jimmie Lea of Pasadena, TX.
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Nancy Hartt Williams, age 62, of Johnson City, TN died March 22, 2010. Burial was in Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Tennessee. She was a native of Timpson, Texas and was the daughter of Hubbard “Sonny” Hartt and Mary Jo “Skeeter” Compton Hartt. Survivors include, Husband Glenn A Williams of Johnson City; Daughter, Jennifer Street & husband Ronnie of Gray, TN; Son, Ronald Williams & wife Ashlee of Butler, TN; Brothers, Hubbard Lynn Hartt, Jr. of Center, Texas, Glynn A Hartt of Nacogdoches, Texas, Robert C Hartt of Garrison, Texas; Sister, Tammy Sue Dutton of Whitesboro, Texas.
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Billy Joe Gibbs, Sr., 74 of Carthage, died April 5, 2010 in Tyler, Texas. Burial will be in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born July 19, 1935 in the Murvaul Community of Panola County, Texas to George Kenneth and Lilly Ester Taylor Gibbs. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Patricia Ann Lewis Gibbs; Siblings, Montez Adams, Gene O’Brian Gibbs, Larry Leon Gibbs, Kenneth Gibbs; Son, Jeffry Lynn Gibbs. Survivors include, Son, Billy Joe Gibbs, Jr. & wife Sandy of New Caney, TX; Daughter, Lynnette Darlene Gibbs Cannon & husband Otis Ray of Dallas, TX; Brothers, John Gibbs & wife Ruby of Gary, TX, George Gibbs & wife Patricia of Corinth; Sister, Sallie Coleman of McKinney.
Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
Clovis Canada, 69, died March 30, 2010. Burial was in Westview Cemetery, Center. She was born January 20, 1941 in Center to Lela Lathan and was later adopted by Maurice and Ruby Kindle of Center. She was preceded in death by, Husbands, Howard Johnson, John L. Canada. Survivors include, Children, Stacy Johnson, Tracy Johnson Chumbley both of Center; Sister, Rena Mae Lathan of Carthage; Brother, Tommy Ware of Center.
Hicks Mortuary
Donald Gordon Tomlinson, 65, of Timpson, died April 1, 2010 in Timpson. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. He was born July 10, 1944, in Philadelphia, PA, to Roy and Rose Tomlinson. He served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include, Daughter, Tracy Lee & husband William “Bubba” Lee of Timpson; son Donald Hutter of New Jersey.
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D.C. McSwain, 86, of Center, died April 1, 2010 in Center. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. He was born November 1, 1923, in Center, to Amos Parker McSwain and Martha Dale Andrews McSwain. He served in the Navy as a member of the Seabees. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Lucille McSwain; Daughters, Jo Gail McSwain, Joyce Carol McSwain, Judy Sammons; Son, Lonnie Carl McSwain; Brothers, Sherlon McSwain, Bobby McSwain; Sisters, Olga Parker, Dot Fields. Survivors include, Daughters, Joan Baldwin & husband Mike of Center, Shelby Ross of Center, Joyce Moore & husband James of Timpson, Janan Ross of Shreveport, Louisiana; Brother, Bill McSwain of Florida; Sisters, R.C. Denham of Livingston, Mamie Elliott of Splendora.
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Jack Leo Kepner, 77, of Center, died April 6, 2010 in Nacogdoches. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. He was born November 23, 1932 in Cairo, Illinois to Clarence Kepner and Dorothy Grable Kepner. He was preceded in death by, Parents. Survivors include, Wife, Jane Weatherby Kepner of Tenaha; Son, Jeff Kepner of Andover, Minnesota; Daughters, Jacquelyn Brewington of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Brenda Krenek of LaJolla, California, Amy Quincey of Humble; Sister, Donna Holman of Cairo, Illinois; Brother, Edward Tolbert of Cairo, Illinois.
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