Shelby County News
 

Week Ending April 11, 2013

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting April 16, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The guest speaker will be David Swanzy. He will speak about the Challenger Disaster and the Museum at Hemphill – a topic that is very close to home. Everyone is invited.

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OBITUARIES     


BEN HOOKER
Ben Hooker, 76, of Tenaha, died April 3, 2013 at his residence. Interment was in Woods Cemetery, Panola County. He was born April 19, 1936 in Tenaha to Marvin Hooker and Dixie Ruth Parker Hooker. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Carolyn Hooker of Tenaha; Daughters, Sharon Macioce & husband, Rob of The Woodlands, Shanon Sowell & husband, Johnny of Huntsville.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
 
BILLY W. CUNNINGHAM
Billy W. Cunningham, 68, of Victoria, died April 5, 2013. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, Center, Texas. He was born June 25, 1944, in DeKalb, Texas to Billie Crew and Joyce Smith Cunningham. Billy served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Barry Cunningham. Survivors include, Wife, Dorothy Wiggins Cunningham; Sons, Bennie W. Cunningham & wife, Diane of Tulsa, Oklahoma., Billy Don Cunningham & wife, Nikki of Ft. Mead, Maryland; Brother, Bruce Cunningham &wife, Debbie of Pasadena, Brother-in-law, James Wiggins & wife, Jeannine; Niece, Jennifer Gonzales of Pasadena; Nephews, Paul Wiggins and Jody Wiggins both of Snook, Texas, Darren Wiggins of Center, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com
 
BUDDY FOUNTAIN
Buddy Fountain, 44, of Center, died April 7, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 18, 1968 in Orange, Texas to Billy Wayne and Carmel Stanley Fountain. He was preceded in death by Father, Billy Wayne Fountain, Grandparents, Bill & Lessie Fountain, Doyle & Marie Stanley. Survivors include, Children, Raeny Rodgers of Houston, Jonathan Fountain of Minnesota, Samantha Fountain of Center, Matthew Fountain of Center, Mother, Carmel Fountain of Center; Sister, Shannon Gibbs of Center; Twin Brother, Billy Fountain of Center; Ramona Coleman & husband, Eddie of Virginia.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
WALTER JAMES HITT
Walter James “Bud” Hitt, 85, of Houston, Texas, died April 7, 2013 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born December 19, 1927 in Shelbyville, Texas, to Walter and Addie Hitt. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Lorene Lear Hitt; Brother, Charles “Slick” Hitt; Sisters, Era Jo Birdwell, Bernice Cassell, Verna “Honey” Mott, Claudia Sims. Survivors include, Son, Stephen Hitt & wife, Mary Margaret. Daughter, Sherri Diane Stamper; Wife, Mamie Hitt; Sister, Norma Lout. Mr. Hitt proudly served his country in the United States Army following World War II in Tokyo, Japan.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
LINDA KAY BRITTAIN
Linda Kay Brittain, 52, of Center, died April 8, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 27, 1960 in Shelby County, Texas to John Franklin Brittain, Sr. and Ethel Mae Langston Brittain. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Robert Allen Brittain, James William Brittain. Survivors include, Special Friend & FiancÚ, Robert Cooper of Center; Son, Aaron Wayne Williams & wife, Nichole of Beckville; Stepdaughter, Michelle Price & husband, Chris of Beckville; Brothers, John Franklin Brittain, Jr. & wife, Jeanette of Lufkin, Gary Lee Brittain & wife, Diana of Nacogdoches, Brother, Jack Bruce Brittain of Center; Sister, Brenda Fay Sowell & husband, Marvin of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
DAVID LINDLEY
David Lindley, 68, of Shelbyville, died April 9, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. He was born January 23, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas to Clinton Albert and Ruby Lee Bruner Lindley. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sisters, Valda Aline Young, Erma Ruth Hawkins, Dortha Lois Fraizer. Survivors include, Wife, Barbara Sample Lindley of Shelbyville; Sons, James Lindley & wife, Sandra of Center, Clint Lindley & wife, Michelle of Grand Cane, Louisiana, Travis Lindley & wife, Felicia of Henderson, Nevada; Sister, Mildred Moretti of San Antonio, Twin Sister, Dianna K. Foster.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.co
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
CONNIE LYNN JOHNSON
Connie Lynn Johnson, 67, of Dallas, died April 4, 2013 in Dallas. Interment was in Ramah Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born December 15, 1945 in Dallas to John C. Bush and Lyndell Parkman Bush. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband, James Richard Johnson of Dallas; Brother, John H. Bush & wife, Vivian of Ovilla; Niece, Amy Bush of Dallas; Aunt, Margaret Parkman of Tenaha.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
TERESA ANN EVANS
Teresa Ann Evans, 46, of Center, died April 4, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. At the request of her family, Ms Evans has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. She was born July 1, 1966 in Long Beach, California to Morris D. Todd and Hazel Hill Dunn Todd. She was preceded in death by, Father, Morris D. Todd; Son, Denver Hickman. Survivors include, Son, Zachary Evans of Center; Daughter, Trish Scott of Nebraska; Mother, Hazel Dunn of Center; Sister, Paula Todd of Center; Brothers, Michael Todd of Center, Eric Todd of Missouri; Father of Zachary, Chris Bolton of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
VAN HAIRGROVE
Van N. Hairgrove, 85, of Center, died April 5, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born February 9, 1928 in Shelby County to Wilburn Hairgrove and Pearl Burns Hairgrove. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Patsy Lilly Hairgrove. Survivors include, Daughters, Becky Jordan & Ron Cook of Center, Beth Cassell & husband, David of Center; Sons, Billy Hairgrove & wife, Janet of Center, Bobby Hairgrove & wife, Carol of Henderson; Brothers, James E. Hairgrove of Pearland, Franklin Hairgrove of Timpson, Bill Hairgrove & wife, Rita of Timpson; Sisters, JoNell Young of Marshall, Frances McIntyre & husband, Dudley of Timpson, Wilma Culp & husband, Paul of Lampasas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
CARLOS JERRY ADAMS
Carlos Jerry Adams, 83, of Timpson, Texas, died April 7, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. He was born May 8, 1929, in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Frank Lemon Adams and Velma Cheeves Adams. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Carl Adams. Survivors include, Wife, Leatha Moore Adams of Timpson; Daughter, Wanda Hibbler & husband James; Stepdaughter, Paula Jean Davis; Sons, Gary Lee Adams, Jerry David Adams & wife, Laura, Rodney Adams & wife, Dianna; Stepson, Micheal Grooms.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
CRYSTALLYN BRANDI EDWARDS
Crystallyn Brandi Samford Edwards, 42, of Garrison, Texas, died April 7, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born November 29, 1970 in Carthage, Texas to Mac Samford and Sharon Hudson Samford. Survivors include, Husband, Johnny Edwards of Garrison, Texas; Son, Turner Edwards of Garrison, Texas; Daugther, Caroline Edwards of Garrison, Texas; Parents, Mac & Sharon Samford of Timpson, Texas; Brother, Jason Samford &wife, Christine of Porter, Texas.
Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas
YVONNE BAKER
Yvonne Baker, 86, died died April 6, 2013 in Center, Texas. Interment was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born in Timpson, Texas on July 26, 1926 to William Thomas “Tom” Baker and Arie Richards Baker. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Harold L. Baker; Sisters, Erel Baker Laake, Uradee Baker Dockrell, Thelma Baker Moore; Brother, Walter Thomas “Jack” Baker. She graduated from Timpson High School. Survivors include, Son, Phillip H. Baker & wife, Janell of Timpson; Grandchildren, Phyllis Goodwin, Janet Welch, Cole Baker; Sister, Katie Baker.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
JAMES LEON FOSTER
James Leon Foster, 91, of Center, died April 8, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. Interment was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 10, 1921 in Belmont, Louisiana to Earnest Foster and Blanche Davis Jones. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Children, Anthony Ray Foster, Tony Foster, James Lee Foster; Sister, Marie Coombs; Brothers, Lavell Jones, Elbert Jones, R. H. Jones. Survivors include, Sister, Elaine Yarbrough of Tenaha; Brother, Harden Jones of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
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