Shelby County News

Week Ending April 22, 2010

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Ruby Adams, 63, of Houston died April 16, 2010 at her residence. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born February 22, 1947 to Randall and Dovie Worsham Cunningham. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Richard Cunningham; Infant Son, James Randall Adams. Survivors include, Husband, John Q. Adams of Houston; Children, John Q. Adams, Jr. & wife Monica of Houston, Tammie Soto of Houston; Brothers,
Clyde Cunningham & wife, Patricia of Pineland, Maurice Cunningham & wife, Donna of Amarillo, James “Shorty” Cunningham & wife, Bernice of Bronson.
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Rossie Lorene Russell, 94, of Nacogdoches, Texas, died April 16, 2010. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born April 17, 1915, in the Mt. Herman Community in Shelby County to J. C. and Susan I. Jernigan Russell. Rossie was an aunt to twenty surviving nieces and nephews, Russell and William Hairston of Nacogdoches, Ken Fults of Tyler, Nancy Ulrich of Rowlett, Ted Strahan of Dripping Springs, Marsha Marshall and Don Strahan of Orange, Linda Fincher of Copperas Cove, Jean Sheridan of Beaumont, Jack Russell of Decatur, Jamye Russell of Center, Dudley Russell of Katy, Larry Russell, Vickie Hudson, Harriett Russell from Center, Glen Russell from Carthage, Steve Russell from Tyler, Paula Thurmond, Sugarland; one surviving sister-in-Law, Margaret Nell Russell of Center.
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Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas
Melba Rean McSwain, 85, of Center, died April 16, 2010 in Center. Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born October 11, 1924 in Shelby County to Ruben Lawrence Parish and Willie Mae Choate Parish. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Elton McSwain; Daughter, Terry Lynn Ferguson. Survivors include, Daughters, Judy Wright of Center, Marsha Jones of Center; Sons, Brad McSwain & wife Linda of Hemphill, Kerry McSwain & wife Regina of Center.
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Roy Byndom, 68, of Shelbyville, died April 15, 2010 at his residence. Burial was in Gates Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas. He was born November 12, 1941 to Charlie and Mildred Byndom. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Kent Byndom; Sister, Ovada Byndom White. Survivors include, Wife, Ella Mae Byndom of Shelbyville; Daughter, Sherry Brinson & husband Johnny of Shelbyville; Son, Timothy Byndom of Shelbyville; Sisters, Cassie Mae Cartwright of Shelbyville, Francis Hand & husband Tommy of Center, Minnie Stansberry of Center, Girtha Swindle & husband Roosevelt of Shelbyville, Mildred Byndom of Center; Brothers; V.K. Byndom & wife Ester of Center, Charlie Byndom Jr & wife Lou of Center.
Community Funeral Home
Walter Benjamin "Ben" Felts, 82 of Huxley, Texas, died April 9, 2010. A Memorial Service was held. He was born September 20, 1927 in Prescott, Arkansas to Henry & Clara White Felts. He was preceded in death by his Parents. Ben proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy. Survivors include, Wife, Rebecca Felts; Sons, Ben Felts & his wife Margaret, David Felts & his wife Susan; Daughter, Connie O'Day & husband Mike.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 or online at
Edra English, 76, of Center, died April 20, 2010 in Center. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. She was born December 28, 1933 in Joaquin to German Grant and Bessie O’Rear Grant. Survivors include, Husband, Weldon English of Center; Sons, Danny English & wife Cylvia of Kilgore, Steve English & wife JoAnne of Joaquin; Daughter, Jan Poole & husband Tommy of Oil City, Louisiana.
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Johnnie Sue Frame, 78, of Center, died April 18, 2010 at her residence. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. She was born April 18, 1932 in Shelby County, Texas to John Bradshaw and Essie Gunnels Bradshaw. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, John Bill Frame; Son, Greg Frame; Brothers, Doyle Bradshaw, Benny Bradshaw. Survivors include, Son, Gary Frame & wife Vanessa of Center; Daughter, Gayla Bright of Arkansas; Sisters, Billie Jean Henry & husband D. E. of Longview, Illa Rae Williams of Lake Jackson; Brother, Jimmy Oyd Bradshaw & wife Betty of Shelbyville.
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Peggy Louise Cantrell, age 70, of the Woodlands, died April 17, 2010 in Houston. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. Peggy was born February 19, 1940 in Wanette, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Travis Cantrell; Father, Frank Schumacher; Mother, Lillian Parnell; Step-father, John Parnell; Son, Doug Effinger; Brothers, Gene Schumacher, Bill Schumacher; Sister, Linda. Survivors include, Sisters, Dorothy Stokes, Jeanene Butler; Sons, Robert Effinger & wife Laurie, Garry Effinger & wife Cindy, James Effinger & wife Debra; Daughter, Charly Cantrell-Tidwell & husband Lee.
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Scotty Ray Doggett, 18, of Shelbyville, died April 19, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 13, 1991 in Center to Franklin & Marsha Doggett. Survivors include, Father, Franklin Doggett of Shelbyville; Mother, Marsha Clark & husband Luke of Shelbyville; Sisters, Jodie Doggett McLemore & husband Daniel of Shelbyville, Brandi Doggett of Shelbyville.
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