Shelby County News

Week Ending April 28, 2016



Darla Gibson Davis
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The J. T. Schillings Family,
Ann, Joe Tom, Donna Kay




Peggy Sue Kilpatrick, 88, of the Paxton Community, died April 26, 2016 in Carthage. Interment was in Old Home Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born November 02, 1927 in Pampa to Dudley Williams and Myrtis Melinda Nolan Williams. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Willard Kilpatrick; Infant Daughter; Brother, Billy Thomas Williams; Sisters, Dora Pendley, Dorothy Griffith, Trudy Kelley. Survivors include, Sons, Joe Kilpatrick & wife, Sherry of Joaquin, Frank Kilpatrick & wife, Carol Ann of Tenaha; Brothers, Pete Williams, Bud Williams; Sisters, Virginia Pace, JoAnn Morris, Jane Morris, Mellie Joslin, Melinda Jean Johns, Cynthia Wray.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Cindy Casey, 56, of Shelbyville, died April 25, 2016 in Lufkin. She was cremated and no service is planned at this time. She was born November 17, 1959 in Missouri to Jack Tripp and Phyllis Ann Moorehead Tripp. Survivors include, Husband, Rick Casey of Shelbyville; Children, Ricky Casey of Shelbyville, Jammie Casey & wife, Laura of Shelbyville, Angie Lyons of Neuville, Beth Casey of Shelbyville, Kathy Casey of Shelbyville.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Mary Ann “Mudge” Franklin Farmer, 86, died April 23, 2016 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Interment was in Forest Park West Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born December 11, 1929 in Shelby County to Thomas Jefferson Franklin and Martha Linda Hayes Franklin. Preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Samuel Madison Farmer, Jr.; Brother, Clyde Franklin; Sister, Norma Franklin Watts. Survivors include, Children, Tom Farmer & wife, Lisa of Lafayette, George “Buff” Farmer of Shreveport, Brad Farmer & wife, Michelle of Youngsville.
Rose Neath Funeral Home, Shreveport, Louisiana
Odell Caraway, 91, of Timpson, died April 21, 2016 at his residence. Interment was in Smyrna Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Sons, Lee Dale Caraway of Timpson, Ira James (Jessie) Caraway of Timpson, Nathan (Karen) Caraway of Timpson, Rev. Rayford (Judie) Caraway of San Augustine; Daughters, Dorothy (Rev. Ricky R.) Cartwright of Timpson, Janice (Patrick) Garrett of Timpson, Teresa (Rev. Mario) Osby of Timpson, Shaneeta (Rev. Derrick) Rhodes of Timpson; Sister-in-law, Josie V. Roberts of Dallas.
Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Betty Jo Ramsey Harbison, 84, of Nacogdoches, died April 20, 2016 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born June 09, 1931 in Port Arthur, Texas to Jacob Albert Ivy and Sarah Ella Powers Ivy. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Barney Joe Ramsey; Daughter, Mickey Sue Ramsey. Survivors include, Sons, Wayne Lee Ramsey & wife, Valerie of Logansport, James Wade Ramsey of Nacogdoches; Daughters, Vickey Ramsey of Nacogdoches, Jeannie Cruze of Garrison, Mary Amstutz of Austin.
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Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Letha Lorraine McCall, 82, of Tenaha, died April 22, 2016 in Longview. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 19, 1934 in Pecos, Texas to Walter and Letha Clements Barlow. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Herman “Hap” McCall; Brother, Edgar. Survivors include, Children, Howard “Butch” McCall & wife, Sharon of Lockhart, Lorraine “Sissy” Roark of Midland, Walter “Buddy” McCall & wife, Cheryl of Big Spring, Herman “Scooter” McCall III & wife, Martha of Hallsville.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Brenda Hughes Graham, 70, of Shelbyville, died April 20, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment was in Graham Cemetery, Latexo, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Parents, Jeff and Lillie Mae Hughes; Brother, Jackie Hughes & wife, Glenda; Husband, Kenneth Graham. Survivors include, Son, Todd Graham & wife, Glendis of Porter, Texas; Daughter, Traci Oney & husband, Eric of Crosby, Texas; Uncle, Monk Peace of Center; Aunt, Barbara Wilson of Shelbyville.
Rosewood Funeral Home, Porter, Texas
Jayden Javier Blanco-Basilio, 2 months old, died April 20, 2016 in Longview. Interment was in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 01, 2016 in Longview. Survivors include, Parents, Jesus Javier Blanco and Maria Magdalena Basilio; Sisters, Leslie Mishelle Blanco, Joselyn Blanco.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Joey Stringer, 35, of Henderson, died April 20, 2016 in Henderson. Interment was in Laneville Cemetery.  He was born April 16, 1981 in Houston. Survivors include, Wife, Brandy Stringer of Henderson; Mother, Cindy Harris & husband, Robert of Henderson; Father, Jimmie Stringer & wife, Patti of Greenwood; Sisters, Jennifer Pirtle & husband, Justin of Henderson, Wrenn Pacheco of Alma, Kansas, Robin Harris of Lawrence, Kansas; Grandparents, Joe and Winola Ellis of Center.





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