Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending April 29, 2005


Corrections/Additions/New Stuff 


The second Myers Family Reunion will be Saturday, May 14, 2005 in the fellowship hall at Ramah Baptist Church. Please bring a covered dish for lunch and any old pictures of Paxton and family members that you may have. Get there early and plan on spending the day. For more information contact David G. Myers  e-mail , Peggy (Myers) Langley e-mail , Angela (Myers) Cervantez  e-mail


The annual Lilly - Scott reunion will be held in Jasper, Texas at the Martin Dies State Park on Sat. April 30th.   Descendants, relatives and friends of the late Mina Lilly Scott and Samuel B. Scott are all invited.   It's a covered dish affair and dress is casual. So come on down and have fun with us for more info contact


Shelby County in World War II exhibit is now open at the Shelby County Museum. Hours are 1p.m. to 4p.m. daily. To arrange for special tours call the Museum at 936-598-3613


The 1954 Timpson High School Annual has been added to the Schools Web pages.

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I was born in Joaquin in 1928 in the old Worsham Hotel! My parents were Jessie E. (Zeke) and Mary A, Thomas. Graduated J.H.S. in 1946. Navy Veteran W.W.II. Would enjoy hearing from any of my friends.    Herschel Thomas


   Ernie Belle Mims, 84, of Gary died April 21, 2005, in Carthage.  Burial was in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson.  Born October, 24, 1920, in South Hill, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Lester and Golden Webster Kirby.  Mrs. Mims was a homemaker a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Survivors include, son, Joe Mims of Gary; brothers, Charles G. Kirby of Jasper and Bobby Kirby of Morgantown, Kentucky; sisters, Mary Sue Webster of Morgantown, Kentucky and Helen Vanfleet of Vidor.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Inez Bates Magness, 87, of Timpson died April 25, 2005, in Lufkin.  Burial was in Weaver Cemetery, Timpson.  Born April 7, 1918, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Otto and Emma Downing Bates.  Mrs. Magness was a homemaker.  Survivors include son, William F. Magness of Center; daughters, Janelle Barrett of Bedford, Kay Brunt of College Station, Kathy Grigsby of Timpson and Kristi DeNardo of Hixson; sister, Virginia Frazier of Longview.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Norman Williams, 86, of San Augustine died April 27, 2005, in San Augustine.  Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born September 11, 1918, in Shelby County, he was the son of Eligan and Arleva McSwain Williams.  Mr. Williams was retired from Holly Farms and a Veteran of WWII.  He was married to Adena Williams, and she preceded  him in death.  Survivors include sons, Larry Williams of Richmond and Gary Williams of Lufkin; daughters, Carolyn McCauley of Melrose, Dana Judson of Lawrence Kansas and Kari Shofner of San Augustine; brother, Charles Ray Williams of San Augustine.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Bruce Lout, 70, of Center died April 27, 2005, in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born May 7, 1934, in Shelby County, he was the son of Jewell Maxie and Ruby Lee Payne Lout.  Mr. Lout was employed with Cameron Iron Works.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Lout of Center; daughters, Renee Pitre and Madonna Theroit, both of Louisiana; brothers, Howard Lout and Tommy Lout, both of Center; sister, Linda Hendricks of Center; stepchildren, Billy Reynolds and John Reynolds, both of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Karen Haynes and Michael Reynolds, both of Center and Brenda Yoachum of Carthage, Missouri.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Louise Tamplin, 81, of Port Arthur died April 21, 2005 at her residence.  Burial was in Carroll Cemetery, Shelbyville.  Born April 21, 1923, in Center, she was the daughter of Smith and Della Ballard Carter.  Survivors include daughter, Marilyn Martin of Sugar Land; son, Keith Carther Tamplin of Beckville; sister, Joyce Campbell of Port Arthur; brother, S. W. Carter of Shelbyville.  Levingston Funeral Home.


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