Shelby County News


Week Ending May 04, 2017             
The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting May 16, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street.  Our speaker this month will be either Mr. Sam Wheeler or Mr. Mike Brister.  He will speak to us about a program they have for the CenterAthletic Department called Uncommon. Everyone is invited to attend.



Earl Cedell Chessher, Jr., 68, of Huntington Beach, California, died April 25, 2017, in California. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born January 08, 1949 to Earl and Margaret Chessher. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Son, Travis Earl Chessher of Rogers, Arkansas; Brothers and Sisters, Clarence Thomas Chessher of Timpson, Texas, Philda Adams & husband, Steve, of Timpson, Texas, Jacquelyn Fountain & husband, Donny, of Center, Texas, Cecil Chessher & wife, Gina, of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Bob Bass, 75, of Gary, Texas, died April 26, 2017 in Tyler, Texas. Interment was in Dixon Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on April 13, 1942, in Timpson, Texas, to Ervin Bass and Irene Ivy Bass. He served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Mother of his children, Patricia Bell Bass; Sister, Janette Foshee. Survivors include, Wife, Linda Whitlock Bass of Gary; Sons, Gordon Bass of Timpson, Rodney Bass & wife, Stacey of Timpson; Step-sons, Collin, Jason, John and Jeremy Blunt; Step-daughters- in-law, Becky Blunt, Laura Blunt; Brother, Glyn Bass & wife, Janis of Timpson;
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
James “Ferrel” Bonner, 101, died April 20, 2017. Interment was in Lone Cedar Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 15, 1916 and raised in Joaquin, Texas. He served his country for 26 years in the USAF. He was preceded in death by, Parents, Rufus Burleson and Alma Frances Cox Bonner; Wife, Cleo Jewel Williford Bonner; Sisters, Gertrude Adams & husband, Elton, Rosalee Gray & husband, Alburn, Mertie Mae Westerfield & husband, James, Mildred Ramsey & husband, Bill; Brother, Howard Bonner & wife, Dorothy. Survivors include, Children, Ann Daley & husband, Mike of Bossier City, Sue Nabors & husband, Raymond of San Angelo, Texas, James F. Bonner, Jr., & wife, Elaine of Rowlett, Texas.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Shreveport, Louisiana





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