Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending April 26,  2002
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HUDSPETH Nina Hudspeth Walker TOWNS Ed Towns WORSHAM Guy Freeman Worsham

Corrections/Additions/New Stuff 


Shelby County Births - 1926 - 1995 have a link from Shelby County page.

Shelby County Divorces - 1968 - 2000 have a link from Shelby County page.

Shelby County 1880 Census is now complete and linked with Shelby County page.



Miller Reunion First Sunday in Aug. at Community Center, across street from Mangum Funeral Home in Center. Come early and visit, lunch served at 12 noon. Descendants of George Miller, John Frederick Miller, Felix Miller, Samuel Houston Miller, Amanda Miller, William Elija Miller, and Frank N. Miller. All are invited. Elois Oliver


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My name is John Jackson and I feel that I have relatives in the Carrol Cemetery. There is a W.Jackson there and I feel that he is related, someone has told me that there is a marker with three names on it and one is W. Jackson, Is there anything you can tell me about this. I would like to know the other names. There are some Browns and I might be kin to them. I have not been able to find any information. Hope to hear from you. Thanks in advance, JJ  Email 2



I have been researching the Everett Ritter line for some time. Everett Ritter was born 1810 and died Dec. 4, 1873. He was married to  Anna Goodwin. Everett's pension papers say that he died in Van Zandt Co., although I  have been unable to find anything there. The last time I found him was 1870 Tax Rolls in Panola County. Also, Anna was not listed with him. I am wondering if anyone else doing this research line has had better luck finding the place where Everett died and is buried. Alson, any information on Anna Goodwin Ritter would be appreciated.    I know most of the Ritter and Goodwin children left the area and ended up in Arkansas., but I have never found Everett or Anna with any of them.  Thanks for any help!  Email Cheryl Ann Daubs 2


LLOYD HAROLD MOORE---Lloyd Harold Moore, 68, of Center, died April 21, 2002 in Shreveport, Louisisana. Burial was in Blair Cemetery.  Born April 23, 1933, in Shreveport, he was the son of Leroy and Eula Moore.  Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Moore of Center; sons, Billy Joe Moore of Kirbybille and Billy Jack Moore of Shelbyville; brother, Douglas Moore of Tenaha; sisters Nell Stevens of Dallas and Mary Frances Baggs of Shreveport.  Taylor Funeral Home.
DOUGLAS LANSFORD---Douglas Lansford, 81, of Center died Aprill 21, 2002 in his residense.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born January 23, 1921, in Shelby County, he was the sone of Henry and Belvin Holt Lansford.  Survivors include his wife Leta Lansford of Center; daughters, Rita Danner, Sue Chapman and Vicki Lee, all of Center; son, Mark Lansford of Lufkin; brohter, melvin Lansford of Whittier, California.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
WILLIAM "DICIE" BELL---William "Dicie" Bell, 77, died March 30, 2002. Burial ws in Westview Cemetery. Mr. Bell was preceded by brothers; Jessie Lee Bell, Eddie Bell, Ervin Bell, L.D. Bell, Freddy Bell, John Randle and C.W. Randle.  Survivors include wife, Eula Horton Bell of Hermiston, Oregon; sons William Bell, Jr. of Hermiston, Oregon; daughter Linda Kay Bell of Hermiston; brother Hoover of Longview; sisters, Glora Harris Mill of Missouri City, Missouri and Mary Alice Garrett of Logansport, Louisiana.  Community Funeral Home.
MARGARET MARIE SUELL CARTWRIGHT---Margaret Marie Cartwright, 60, died March 30, 2002.  Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Cartwright was born Novembe 3, 1941, the daughter of Roy and Annie T. Suell.  She was preceded in death by brother T.L. Suell and sister Johnnie Mae Smith.  Survivors include daughter Doris A. Nobles; son Walter Dewayne Cartwright of Shelbyville; special friend, Willie Swindle.   Community Funeral Home.
J.B. CULBERSON--- J.B. Culberson, 94, died April 2, 2002 in Shelby Regional Hospital.  Burial was in Carroll Cemetery.   Born November 23, 1907, he was the son of Sam and Dillie Culberson.  Survivors include sisters Zora Brown of Houston, Lora Washington of Center and Gladys Duffild of Houston.  Community Funeral Home.
JAMES F. DRIVER---James F. Driver, 81, died March 20, 2002. Burial was in Timpson Cemetery.  He was born September 1, 1920 in Timpson, the son of Ira and D. Piper Driver.  Mr. Driver was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cora L. Drive; brother, Frank Driver; and sisters, Bladys Lockett and Patra Driver.   He is survived by wilbert Driver, Seth Driver of Center, Steven Driver and Charlotte Driver; son Larry Driver of Corpus Christi; daughter Glora A. Williams.   Community Funeral Home.
DAISY CARTWRIGHT GARRETT---Daisy Garrett, 82, died April 5, 2002.  Burial was in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.  Born May 19, 1919, she was the daughter of Henry and Abbie Lang Cartwright.  She was preceded in death by sister, Celia McCollister; children, Lovie B. Moor, J.C. and Henry Garrett.  Survivors include brother C.D. Cartwright of Shelbyville, children, Rosie Lee McCowin of Center, Sandra Howard of Orange, L.M. , L.W. Johnny Ray, Willie Jewel, Patricia Elton, Brenda, I.J. Barbara all of Shelbyville.   Community Funeral Home.
VIRGIE LEE FRANKS PERKINS---Virgie Perkins, 83, of Nacogdoches died April 18, 2002 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Hancock Family Cemetery.   Born June 14, 1918, in Blair Community, she was the daughter of Frank and Beulah Sapp Bearden.  She is survivied by husbnd Lamar Perkins of Timpson; daughters Betsy Bryan of Nacogdoches, Pat Crawford of Timpson, Dot Dornak of Nacogdoches and Nancy Moser of Nacogdoches.   Taylor Funeral Home.