Shelby County News

Week Ending April 10, 2014

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting April 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The guest speaker this month will be Buster Bounds. He will be speaking to us about the P. O. W. Camp. Everyone is invited to come out and hear this program on local history.




Brian Williams, 73, of Center, died April 3, 2014 at his residence. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 16, 1941 in Beckenham, England to Maurice Ronald Williams and Dorthea Jane Williams. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Nell Williams. Survivors include, Son, Adam Brian Williams of England; Daughters, Louise Claudette Burton of England, Natasha Louise Williams of Houston; Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law, Oren Millie Warr of Center; Sister-in-law, Myra Wright of Bridge City.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Colleen Frances Linebarger, 70, of Timpson, Texas, died April 03, 2014 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 21, 1943, in San Francisco, California to Francis Edward O’Brien and June Ellen Gilman O’Brien. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Michael Linebarger; Sister, Cynthia Cantrell. Survivors include, Sons, Matthew Linebarger & wife, Elizabeth of Tenaha, Christopher Linebarger & wife, Crystal of Timpson; Daughters, Tamara Linebarger & James Edison of Timpson, Tonie Schaffer & husband, Bryan of Center Point, Alabama; Brothers, Thomas O’Brien & wife. Gloria of Pacheco, California, Gerald O’Brien & wife, Lorraine of McArthur, California; Sister, Theresa O’Brien & wife, Pam McFarland of Portland, Oregon.
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Thurman Ross “T. R.” Golding, 94, of Center, Texas, died April 03, 2014 at his home in Center. Interment was in Wimberly Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born in the Huxley, Golding Shores Community on September 24, 1919 to Joel Eddie and Maude Harvey Golding. He was a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, where he served from 1941 until 1945. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, G. L. Golding, Eddie Eugene Golding; Sister, Lona Belle Golding Wheeler; Mother of his children, Hazel Fields Golding Loyd. Survivors include, Wife, Doretha “Dot” Golding of Center; Daughters, Sandra Golding Palmer & husband, Johnny of Nacogdoches, Patricia Golding Elizondo & husband, Joe of San Antonio, Susan Golding & Glen Schweitzer of Asheville, North Carolina, Debbie Lawson & husband, Mark, Sr. of Groves; Step Daughters, Carole Sonmor of Houston, Judy Addison Glaze & husband, A.J., of Stanley, Louisiana; Step Son, Robert Addison of Winnie; Sister, Maxine Golding Christian of Tenaha; Sister-in-law, Beth Golding of Winnie.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Patricia Gayle Gandy Permenter, 73, of Joaquin, died April 6, 2014, at her residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born May 28, 1940 in Many, Louisiana to John Windol Gandy and Ruby Lee Davenport Gandy. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter, Johnnie Gayle Permenter; Sisters, Lucille Gugliuzza, Wanza Nell O’Brien; Brother, Jerome Gandy. Survivors include, Husband, Dennis G. “Gus” Permenter of Joaquin; Son, Dennis L. Permenter of Joaquin; Granddaughter, Mallory Permenter of Joaquin; Grandson, Richard Pinkston & wife, Elizabeth of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jimmie Devo Parks, Sr., 79, of Center, died April 09, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment will be in Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. He was born January 5, 1935 in Missouri to William Bryant and Ethel Cooper Parks. He served his country in the U. S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Ima Jean Parks; Son, Jimmie Devo Parks, Jr.; Brothers & Sisters, Captola Fodge, J. D. Parks, J. B. Parks, Bunch DeRoush, Lois Mills. Survivors include, Children, Charles Parks & wife, Sherry of Center, Shelby Tyre Pope of Center, Susan Windham & husband, Jamie of Center, Rose Ramirez & husband, Herman of Center, Lance Parks & wife, Tonya of Center; Brother, John Parks of Morehouse, Missouri; Sister, Hilda McClung of Sikeston, Missouri; Brother-in-law, Joe Spann of Cleveland.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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