Shelby County News


Week Ending April 12, 2018
                The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting April 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Terri Lacher, a local researcher.  She will be speaking to us about the World War II German Prison Camp in Center.  Everyone is invited to attend.




Eula Annice Richardson Hughes, 86, of Nacogdoches, Texas, died April 5, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Cedar Yard Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. She was born September 26, 1931 in Center, Texas, to Donley S. and Ruby Waits Richardson. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Howard Lynn Hughes; Brother, Harold Richardson. Survivors include, Sons, Michael Hughes & wife, Marie of Nacogdoches, Texas, Thomas Hughes & wife, Angela of Garrison, Texas; Daughter, Deborah Moore & husband, David of Palestine, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
David Whitton, 66, of Joaquin, died April 7, 2018, in Center. Interment was in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 21, 1951, in Center, to T. J. Whitton and Lexa Willoughby Whitton. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Peggy Whitton; Brothers, John Whitton, Roger Whitton; Sister-in-law, Edith Whitton; Brother-in-law, Dale Bradshaw. Survivors include, Children, Rhonda Villarreal & husband, Luis, of DeBerry, Kimberly Griffin & husband, Billy, of San Augustine, Angela Whitman & husband, Goldman, of Joaquin, Crystal Berg & husband, Lydell, of Center, Michael Whitton of Huntsville; Sisters and Brothers, Annette Bradshaw of Timpson, Joyce Wolfe & husband, Ronnie, of Timpson, Francis Miller & husband, Rick, of Orange, Cecil Whitton & wife, Kay, of Timpson, Zaundra Whitton of Joaquin.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Bryant Haden Birdwell, 75, died April 9, 2018, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born to Lawrence Birdwell and Wanda Fountain Birdwell on June 29, 1942, at home on Flower Mountain, Nacogdoches County, Texas. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers and Sister, Joe Birdwell, Bobby Birdwell, Jimmie Birdwell, Betty Birdwell. Survivors include, Wife, Edna Shofner Birdwell, of Nacogdoches; Son, Del Birdwell & wife, Joanna Lout Birdwell, of Center; Brothers, Jack Birdwell & wife, Joyce of Nacogdoches, Lamar Birdwell & wife, Judy of Conroe; Sisters, Beth Rogers & husband, Jerry of Athens, Barbara Hicks & husband, David of Dallas, Linda Wade & husband, Stanley of Sacul.
Dickie Allen Funeral Home, Cushing, Texas.

James Lee Diamond, infant son to Erika Diamond, died March 30, 2018 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Mother, Erika Diamond; Brother, Michael Allen Nichols, Jr.; Grandmother, Suzy Diamond; Great-grandmother, Imogene Grantom.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lorelei Sample, 76, of Center, Texas, died April 10, 2018 in Center. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born on January 16, 1942 in Center to Willie Sample and Alma Mae Metcalf Sample. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother and Sister-in-law, P. O. and Odelle Sample; Sister, Mildred Sample. Survivors include, Brothers, Ronnie Sample & wife, Deborah of Jasper, Donald Sample & wife, Deloris of Quitman, Douglas Sample & wife, Myrtle of Pittsburg.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Stephens "Steve" B. Campbell, 78, of Nacogdoches, Texas, died March 21, 2018 in Nacogdoches. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. He was born on March 26, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Cyril Henry Campbell and Mary Inez Stephens Campbell. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Mother of his children, Bonnie Windham; Brother, Bobby Ray Campbell. Survivors include, Wife, Bessie Annette (Kim) Campbell; Son, Stephens Brady "Skip" Campbell, Jr. & wife, Cherri of Longview; Daughter, Shelley Porter * husband, Jody of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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