Shelby County News

Week Ending May 05, 2016



Thomas Edgar Williams
Donated by
Leonard Irish

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




J. C. Vaughn, 79, of Huxley, died May 2, 2016, in Center. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 5, 1936, in Shelby County to Jim Vaughn and Gladys Snider Vaughn. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Marilyn Vaughn; Sister, Doris Parker. Survivors include, Daughters, Pamela Schroeder & husband, Rick, of Pasadena, Charlotte Gunn & husband, Keith, of Biloxi, Mississippi; Son, Clay Vaughn of Huxley; Sisters, Rose Shofner & husband, James, of Center, Ann Yarbrough of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Sarah Mae Barlow Hite Cruse, 83, of Center, died May 1, 2016, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Adams Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born February 1, 1933 in Shelby County to Guy Barlow and Minnie Lovell Barlow. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Tony Lovell, Franklin Barlow, Allen Barlow; Sister, Alice Barlow Langford. Survivors include, Sons, Dennis Hite of Houston, David Hite & wife, Rhonda, of Houston, Dale Hite of Center; Brothers, Ray Barlow & wife, Marvelet, Joe Barlow & wife, Jeri; Sisters, Gloria Watlington, Oneita Brockman & husband, Jim.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Thomas Edgar Williams, 68, of Center, died May 1, 2016, at his residence. He was born August 29, 1947, in Center, to Clark Paul Williams and Emma Irene Fincher Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Nora Williams; Daughter, DeLania Williams Manchack; Son, Thomas Shane Williams & wife, Tammie; Brothers and Sisters, Shirley Faye Berg, Edwina Higginbotham, Venorah McSwain, Clark Paul Williams, Carolyn Sue Caldwell.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jimmy Wayne Adams, 78, of Center, died May 3, 2016, at his residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born August 14, 1937, in Center, to Hugh J. Adams and Olga Mae Livingston Adams. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Joe Adams; Sister, June Adams. Survivors include, Wife, Jean Brannan of Center; Son, Gregory Adams & wife, Janet, of Colmesneil; Daughter, Susan Kelsoe & husband, Darrell, of Cypress; Stepdaughter, Melinda Maye of Huntsville.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Arnor Gail Hancock, 76, died May 4, 2016 in Lufkin, Texas. Interment will be in Hancock Cemetery, Shelby County. Gail was born January 30, 1940 to Elmer and Blonnie Hancock in Shelby County. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Halien Crawford; Brothers, Norman “Bo” Hancock, Lewis Hancock. Survivors include, Wife, Peggy Neel Hancock; Daughters, Ronda Crump & husband, Phillip, Mandy Lawton & husband, Fisher;
Stepson, Neel Farris & wife, Karen; Sister, Marcille Hughes; Brother, Paul Hancock.
Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas
Susan "Gwen" Ratcliff Truitt, 62, died May 1, 2016, in Logansport, Louisiana. She was born on Sept 8, 1953 in Jena, Louisiana to Thomas W. and Aileen Pyle Ratcliff. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Lawrence “Tootsie” Pierce, Jr.; Father, Thomas Ratcliff; Mother, Aileen Ratcliff; Brother, Ronnie Ratcliff; Sister, Edythe Davidson; Son-in-law, Buddy Boyett. Survivors include, Husband, Donald Allen Truitt of Logansport, Louisiana; Daughter, Kelly Boyett of New Orleans, Louisiana; Stepsons, Allen Truitt & wife, Diane of Center, Texas; Andrew Truitt & wife, Cheryl of Muenster, Texas; Sister, Tempie Ratcliff Bush & husband, Keith Bossier City, Louisiana; Brother, Chad Ratcliff & wife, Tina of Judsonia, Arkansas; Devoted friend/sister, Jo Stone of Center, Texas.
Requanah Santifer, 45, of Center, died May 2, 2016 at her residence. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Husband, Henry Santifer of Center; Daughter, LaCharah (Kevin) Robertson of Center; Mother, Doris Netherly of Center; Father, Charles Ray Netherly of Center; Sisters, Tomiko (Jimmy) Moore of Tenaha, Mellody (Channing) Daniels of Nacogdoches.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas





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