Shelby County News

Week Ending May 03, 2012


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Bill F. Griffin, Jr., 81, of Tenaha, Texas, died April 25, 2012, in Carthage, Texas. Interment was in Old Union Cemetery, Tenaha. He was born January 2, 1931, in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, to Bill F. Griffin, Sr. and Rena Belle Rice Griffin. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Jeannie Griffin Campbell Goodpaster. Survivors include, Wife, Lyndell Hairgrove Griffin, of Tenaha; Sons, Guy W. Griffin & wife, Cindy Davis Griffin, of Center, Texas, John D. Griffin of Center, Texas; Daughter, Cindy A. Griffin, of Center
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Elbert Ray Hagler, 80, died April 28, 2012. Interment was in Patroon Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on January 2, 1932 in Shelby County, Texas to Elbert Thomas Hagler and Leola Morton Hagler. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Ray was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Rodney Hagler, Charles Lamar Hagler; Sister, Mary Byers Biggar. Survivors include, Wife, Sallie; Son, Darrell of Nederland; Brothers, Thomas Hagler, Travis Hagler & wife, Omie; Sister, Joy Hagler Morse & husband, Howard all of Vidor, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Melancon’s Funeral Home, Nederland, Texas.
Jerry W. Permenter, 64, of Hamilton, Alabama, formerly of Center, Texas, died April 18, 2012 in Hamilton. Interment was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana January 26, 1948 to William Lee and Betty Carolyn Perkins Permenter. He was preceded in death by his father, William Lee Permenter. Survivors include, Wife, Jane Carolyn Courington Permenter; Children, Amy Osborne & husband, Nathan, Jarrod Permenter, Shelley Sanborn, Heather Chambers & husband, Chad; Mother, Betty Permenter; Brothers, Michael Permenter, James Permenter & wife, Jan; Sister, Suzanne Richards & husband, Rex.
Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama
Ibera “Doll” Stewart Kennon, 102, of Center, Texas, died May 02, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Shelby County. “Doll” Stewart Kennon was born April 21, 1910 in Shelby County to Jordan David Stewart & Delilah Ann Josephine Tindol Stewart. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Willie Edwin Kennon; Sons, Drue Edwin Kennon, Vance Kennon. Survivors include, Son, Garland Kennon & wife, Jane Kennon of Houston; Daughter-in-law, Edna Sigler Kennon of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Martha Beatriz Acevedo-Chan, 38, of Joaquin, Texas died April 27, 2012 in Joaquin. Interment was in Logansport City Cemetery, Logansport, Louisiana. She was born March 4, 1974 in Mexico. Survivors include, Children, Efrain Cruz of Joaquin, Gloria Cruz Martin & husband, Cristian of Joaquin, Micaela Cruz Hernandez & husband, Francisco of Joaquin, Carmen Cruz of Joaquin, Dulce Cruz of Joaquin, Carlos Cruz of Joaquin; Mother, Dulce Maria Chan Gomez of Mexico.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Kaufman “K. P.” Williams, Jr., 82, of Center, died May 1, 2012 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born June 18, 1929 in Shelby County to K. Pearl Williams, Sr. and Sweetie Inez Nail Williams. He served 20 years in the armed forces including a tour in Japan and the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Doyle Williams; Sisters, Mabel Creasy, Ethel Baldwin. Survivors include, Wife, Hazel Dean Williams of Center; Daughter, Regina Metcalf & husband, Charles Ray, Jr. of Joaquin; Sons, La Moine Williams & wife, Sue of Lufkin, Michael Williams & wife, Brenda of Wills Point.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Patsy Ruth Hall, 59, of Center, Texas, died April 29, 2012 in Baytown, Texas. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center. Survivors include, Sons, Jordan Anderson, Center, Texas, Robert Glen Fountain II, Center, Texas; Daughters, Yatasca London (Arnold), Flint, Texas, Naenya Garrett (Kendrick), Baytown, Texas; Brothers, Willie Glen Booth (Carmen) Arlington, Texas, Rondy Kindle (Ola), Orange, Texas; Sisters, Linda Roberts (MacArthur), Tenaha, Texas, Barbara Ann Foy (Roland), Houston, Texas, Ella Mae Hall, Marshall, Texas;
Companion: Douglas Mosley.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Tommy Ware, Jr., 73, of Center, died May 1, 2012 in Center. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas. Survivors include, Wife, Ella Ware of Center, Texas; Daughter, Teresa Ware Arline of Center, Texas; Sons, Reginald DeWayne Ware of Tenaha, Texas, Tony Orlanda Ware of Center, Texas; Sister, Rena Mae Bell of Carthage, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas


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