Shelby County News


Week Ending April 13, 2017             
The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting April 18, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Mr. Neal Murphy will be our guest speaker.  His subject will be serendipity. Everyone is invited to attend.



SGM (Ret.) Myron Bounds, 79, died April 1, 2017. Interment was in NWLA Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, Louisiana. He was born on November 24, 1937 to Caufman and Geraldine Davis Bounds. He served 27 years in the United States Army and retired as Sergeant Major. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Christopher Mark Bounds; Brothers, Dean Bounds, Myron Douglas Bounds; Stepdad, Pershing M. Bounds. Survivors include, Sons, Mark Bounds of Monroe, Louisiana, Patrick Bounds & wife, Mary Lynn of Sulphur, Louisiana, John Myron Bounds & wife, Sara of Portland, Texas, Steven Bounds of Joaquin, Texas; Daughter, Melanie McBride of Joaquin, Texas; Sisters, LaFern Terrell & husband, Paul of Arcadia, Louisiana, Joyce Bounds Young & husband, Ronald of Jennings, Louisiana; Brothers, Danny Ray Bounds of Coushatta, Louisiana, Wayne Bounds, and Don W. Bounds of Joaquin, Texas.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Mansfield, Louisiana
Samuel Downing McDaniel, 83, of Austin, formerly of Timpson, died April 6, 2017 at Seton Medical Center in Austin. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. He was born September 25, 1933 in Timpson to Hershal C. McDaniel and Elizabeth McElfatrick McDaniel. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1950. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Father, Hershal C. McDaniel; Mother, Elizabeth McElfatrick McDaniel Wright; Step Father, Fred Wright. Survivors include, Wife, Elizabeth “Liz” McDaniel; Children, Katherine McDaniel, Susan McDaniel Bravenec & husband, John, Mary McDaniel Goff & husband, Arthur, Constance McDaniel Wyman; Step Children, Mark Robson, Caitlin Robson Hooker, Ian Robson, James Robson, Ari David Kocen, Tal Daniel Kocen.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
June Belrose Dobos, 63, of Tenaha, died April 6, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in New Prospect Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born June 22, 1953, in Center, to Troy Belrose and Claudia Martin Belrose. She was preceded in death by, Daughter, Sandra Anderson; Son, Cowboy Santos; Parents; Step Father, John Martin; Brothers, Roy Belrose, Bill Belrose, Truman Belrose; Sons-in-law, Vince Walker, Brad Bush. Survivors include, Best Friend, Doug Dobos of Tenaha, Texas; Father of her children: Bobby Risinger of Shelbyville, Texas; Children, Brent Risinger & fiancÚ, Valerie Oliver, of Shelbyville, Texas, Jeannie Amburn & husband, Kelly, of Center, Texas, Tirrie Dobos McDonald & fiancÚ, John Maxwell, of Paris, Texas, Binky Hodges & husband, James, of Sulphur Springs, Texas; Brothers and Sisters, Eva Fuller & husband, Hollie, of Logansport, Louisiana, Laverne Sanders of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, Austin Belrose & wife, Janet, of Logansport, Louisiana, C. D. Belrose of Dayton, Red Belrose & wife, Barbara, of Lufkin, Buddy Martin of Joaquin, Billie Davis & husband Brent, of Olathe, Colorado.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Laverne Battles, 88, of Center, died April 8, 2017 at Huntington Health & Rehab in Huntington. Interment was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born November 2, 1928 in the Camp Worth Community in San Augustine County to Luther and Mae Lee Goodman. She was preceded in death by, Father, Luther Goodman; Mother & Step-father, Mae Lee Goodman Taylor and James Monroe Taylor; Husband, D. L. Battles; Sons, Eddie Battles, Lynn Battles, Spencer Battles. Survivors include, Children, Patricia Massey of Huntington, Helen Gangluff & husband, Richard of Houston, Kirk Battles & wife, Madeline of Center; Sisters, Loyce Orgeron of Houston, Joye Hodges of Center; Brother-in-law, Franklin D. Battles of Tyler.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Eula Mae “Bootsie” Campbell Worsham, 89, of Center, died April 11, 2017, at her residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. .She was born November 20, 1927, in Shelby County, to Frank Campbell and Lizzie Mae Huckabay Campbell. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter, Sherry Worsham; Husband, Ezra “Kicks” Worsham; Sisters, Margie Campbell, Billye Cather, Sue Davis; Brothers, Curtis, E. C., Jim, Otto, “Buster”, Maxie, Tommy Campbell; Sisters-in-law, Irene Campbell, Faye Campbell. Survivors include, Son, Ricky Worsham & wife, Angela, of Center; Brothers, John Campbell & wife, Ginny, of Atlanta, Georgia, Coy Campbell of Bridgeport, Glenn Campbell & wife, Inez, of Center, Jerry Campbell & wife, Melody, of Lewisville, Kenneth Campbell & wife, Molly, of Timpson; Sisters-in-law, Earline Austin of Shreveport, Louisiana, Rosemary Campbell of Rodessa, Louisiana, Joy Campbell of Center, Jo Campbell of Austin.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Josephine “Jo” Lawrence Doxtater, 88, of Joaquin, died April 11, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment will be in Cool Springs Cemetery, Logansport, Louisiana. She was born October 11, 1928, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Arthur Joseph Lawrence and Lillie B. Hawthorne Lawrence. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Harold Leroy Doxtater; Sister, Annette Permenter; Brothers, A. J. Lawrence, Murray Lawrence; Sister-in-law, Janice Lawrence; Brother-in-law, Mickey Permenter. Survivors include, Children, Harold Lawrence Doxtater & wife, Karen, of Lebanon, Tennessee, William Eugene Doxtater & wife, Cathy, of Houston, Stanley Doxtater & wife, Joyce, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Sister-in-law, Louise Lawrence of Center.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Harold Gene Richards, 69, of Center, died April 5, 2017, at home after a short illness. Memorial services will be held April 23, 2017 at 2pm. St. John's Episcopal Church in Center. He served his country in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Survivors include, Wife, Jane Todd Richards of Center; Daughter, Tammy & husband, Darrell Marks.
Robert A. Kidd, 68, of Center, died April 11, 2017. Survivors include, Brother & sister-in-law, John & Maureen Kidd of Massachusetts. Service information and additional survivors will be announced at a later time.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Cora Bell Williams, 78, of New Harmony Community, Shelbyville, Texas, died April 7, 2017 at her residence. Interment will be in Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Son, Mackreal J. Grisby of Shelbyville, Texas; Daughter, Cathy Williams-Adams of Houston, Texas.





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