Shelby County News

Week Ending April 30, 2015


The Shelby County Historical Society will resume their monthly meeting in September 2015.


Memorial donations given in honor of:

                    Sara Samford Jackson                            Sara Samford Jackson 
                          Donated by                                             Donated by
                      Bobby J. Jackson                                 Janet Jackson Parham                                    



Jennifer Leighann Sherwood, 15, of Canton, Texas, died April 26, 2015. Jennifer was born August 17, 1999 in Center, Texas. She was preceded in death by her Papaw, Robert Whitt. Survivors include, Father, John Sherwood of Canton; Mother, Kim Sherwood of Joaquin; Sister, Wendi Warren-Hollins and T'Mur Hollins of Mineola; Brother, Matthew Sherwood and Leah Sherwood of Mineola; Grandparents, Judy Whitt of Joaquin, Grady Sherwood of Canton, Rosie Webb of Broken Arrow.
Hilliard Funeral Home
Angie Michelle Harrison-Garrett died April 24, 2015 at Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation in San Augustine, Texas. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Husband, Calvin Gaddis Jr of Center, Texas; Sons, Jamorian Harrison & Jamarius Harrison of Center, Texas; Daughters, Jamya Gaddis & Cajaevia Gaddis of Center, Texas; Sisters, Sonya Green & Luvinci Harrison of Nacogdoches, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Roy Samuel Crawford, 92, of Timpson, Texas, died April 26, 2015, in Garrison, Texas. Interment was in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson. He was born December 25, 1922 in Jefferson, Arkansas, to Samuel Lewis and Mattie Williams Crawford. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Audrey Crawford; Son-in-law, Sammy Eldredge. Survivors include, Son, Roy Crawford Jr. of Whitney, Texas; Daughters, Betty Eldredge of Timpson, Texas, Louise Koiner & husband, Richard of Clarksville, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas

Matthew “Matt” Alan Hibbard, 35, died April 22, 2015, in his home in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born July 6, 1979, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Andrew Kraemer. Survivors include, Mother, Kaye Yoder of Nacogdoches; Father, Joe Hibbard of Chireno; Sisters, Kim Williams of Nacogdoches, Nicole Lyon of San Jose, California; Grandmother, Charlene Kraemer of Center; Grandmother, Molly Barton of Center; Grandfather, LD Hibbard of Chireno..
Online condolences can be sent at
Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas
James Wesley Kellum, 72, of Timpson, Texas, died April 22, 2015 at his home. Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on February 25, 1943 to Wesley Wayne Kellum and Donnie Delia Broseh Kellum in the Silas Community in Shelby County. He attended Timpson High School. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Donna Stone. Survivors include, Wife, Judy Kellum; Son, Joshua Kellum & wife, Candace; Daughter, Jennifer Johnson & husband, Terry; Stepsons, Ritchie Arnold, James Arnold. They met on a blind date arranged by one of his cousins. On May 21, 1994, they were married. He is also survived by his son Joshua Kellum and his wife, Candace; daughter, Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Terry; step-sons Ritchie Arnold and James Arnold.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Laura Ellon Bounds Phelps Rainbolt, 81, of Center, died April 22, 2015 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born January 27, 1934 in Many, Lousiana to Walter Morris and Johnyne Phillips Bounds. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Walter C. “Bo” Rainbolt; Sons, Randy Phelps, Walter Rainbolt. Survivors include, Children, Mark & Jane Phelps of Center, Jon Rholes of Kyle, Laura Jo & Kirk Richardson of Jasper; Sister, Margaret Ihlo of Center; Brother, Walter “Buster” Bounds & wife, Carolyn of Center.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Paradise Funeral Home & Hicks Mortuary are announcing funeral services for Mr. Charles M Elliott "Big Red", 57, of Center,Texas, formerly of Houston, Texas. Mr Elliott died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Bernice, Louisiana.  Funeral services will be Saturday, May 2, at 1:00pm at Curry AME Church, Strong, Arkansas. Rev Keith Grandberry officiating. Mr Elliott is survived by long time friend, Gloria Fountain.
Gregory Dewayne McClure, 59, of Tenaha, died April 26, 2015 at his residence. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Tenaha. Survivors include, Mother, Faye McClure of Tenaha; Daughters, LaKendra Thompson of Tenaha, Anitra Williams of Messiquita, Texas; Son, Chregg Henderson of Longview; Brothers, James McClure, Jr. of Houston, Elvis McClure of Tenaha, Kenneth McClure of Tenaha, Aubrey McClure of Timpson; Sisters, Mattie Fields of Killeen, Deborah McClure of Tenaha, Maxcine Berry of Tenaha.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Richard Harding Hallett “Rick Magee”, 66, of Shelbyville, died April 22, 2015 in Nacogdoches. He was born February 26, 1949 in Rhode Island to Richard Hallett and Katharine Jones Hallett. He was preceded in death by, Father, Richard Hallett; Mother, Katharine Jones Magee; Stepfather, Wayne Magee. Survivors include, Children, Morgan Magee of Center; Collin Bush & husband, Colt, of Center, Isaac Magee of Alpharetta, Georgia; Sister, Ellen Dominique of Columbia, Missouri.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Allen Paul Shuemaker, 33, of Tenaha, died April 21, 2015 at his residence. Interment was in Buckner Cemetery, Shelby County. Allen was born October 9, 1981 in Shelby County to Bobby Shuemaker and Manuela Wilkinson Shuemaker. Survivors include, Sons, Matthew Colby Shuemaker of Kirbyville, Chance Allen Shuemaker of Joaquin; Parents, Bobby and Manuela Shuemaker of Tenaha; Sister, Lee Ann Shuemaker of Dallas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Weldon “Chuck” Tamplin, 87, of Huxley, died April 23, 2015 in New Braunfels. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born July 7, 1927 in Huxley to Kage Tamplin and Rosa Vaughn Tamplin. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Dell Tamplin; Brothers, Dwight Tamplin, Zach Tamplin. Survivors include, Daughters, Susan Angelle & husband, Glen, of Beaumont, Vicki Smith & husband, Jerry, of New Braunfels; Brother, Brodie Tamplin & wife, Bobbie, of Houston.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas





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