Shelby County News

Week Ending May 08, 2014


The Shelby County Museum is now a drop off station for Box Tops for Education.  These will go to Shelby County Schools.  Bring your Box Tops and visit the museum and see our new displays of Family Bibles and Family Pictures.


Anne Goodwyn Horne, 64, of Center, died May 01, 2014 at her home in the Neuville Community. Interment was in Neuville Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born October 24, 1949 in Shelby County to Ray E. & Martha Stotts Goodwyn. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Jason Dale Horne; Sister, Angie Chamberlain. Survivors include, Husband, Dale Horne of Center; Son & Daughter-in-law, Ray & Kerri Griffin of Shelbyville; Sisters, Martha Rae Wolf of Tennessee, Sue Babin of Beaumont, Pat Jernigan of Shelbyville, Sisters-in-law, Carolyn Lamb & husband, Burley of Center, Joan Andrews of Center.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jose Garcia-Broca, 34, of Center, died April 28, 2014 in Ohio. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born December 8, 1979 in Mexico to Miguel DeLaCruz and Nelli Garcia Broca. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include, Wife, Sara Garcia of Center; Sons, Jesse Miguel Garcia of Center, Preston Maddox Garcia of Center; Mother, Nelli Garcia Broca of Mexico; Sisters, Paulina Garcia of Mexico, Margarita Garcia of Mexico, Miguel Garcia of Mexico.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Marian M. Gentry, 85, of Timpson, Texas, died May 05, 2014 in Center, Texas. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 28, 1929, in Shelby County, Texas, to John Mims, Sr. and Mary Cozart Mims. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Hubert Gentry; 3 Brothers; 4 Sisters. Survivors include, Son, James Ray Gentry; Sister, Lorene McEntire of Timpson.
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Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Billie Jane Edwards, 83, of Center, died May 01, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. She was born April 11, 1931 in Kemp to Artie Ephraim Elston and Mae Tildy Tanner Elston. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Paul Edwards; Daughter, Georgia Jones; Brother, Van Elston. Survivors include, Granddaughters, Penny Garcia of Center, Shelly Gonzales of Joaquin; Grandson, Kenneth Robertson and wife, Meagan of Tenaha.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Melvin Crawford, 59, of Center, Texas died April 27, 2014 at his residence in Center, Texas. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Wife, Lena Crawford of Center, Texas; Son, Joseph Tarver of Center, Texas; Daughters, Aretha Williams of Fort Worth, Texas, Brandi Tufts of Fort Worth, Texas, Celena Tarver of Center, Texas; Brother, Daniel Crawford Jr. (Valorie S.) of Garland, Texas; Sister, Alice Richards Horn of Pineland, Texas.
Sally Lawson, 86, of Shelbyville, died May 01, 2014 in Port Arthur. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 29, 1927 in Noble, Louisiana to Ebbie Laurie Windham and Nancy Zelma Squires Windham. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Joel Halbert Lawson; Brothers, Melvin Thomas Windham, Donald Ray Windham; Sister, Annie Ruth Windham Watson; Brothers-in-law, Doyle Watson, Alan Whitley, Glen Lawson, Happy Lawson, Forrest Lawson, Bud Cockrell, Earnest Carrington; Sisters-in-law, Oleta Cockrell, Mildred Partlow, Jean Lawson. Survivors include, Daughter, Pam Lawson of Port Neches; Sons, Randy Lawson & wife, Bonnie of Groves, Harold Lawson & wife, Bonnie of Groves, Melvin Lawson & wife, Rachel of Groves, Mark Lawson & wife, Debbie of Groves; Brother, Pat Windham & wife, Janice of Center; Sisters, Doris Whitley of Center, Shirley Shofner & husband, Joe of Center; Brothers-in-law, Billy Lawson of Center, Tommy Lawson & wife, Clyde of Joaquin, Darrell Partlow of Center; Sisters-in-law, Ruby Hughes & husband, Charles of Center, Wynnell Lawson of Center, Leonna Lawson of Baytown, Nadine Lawson of Center, Judy Carrington of Center.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Tommy Rector, 48, of Center, died April 29, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Wife, Lagina Rector of Center, Texas; Daughters, Latundra Rector of Center, Texas, LaRhonda Garrett & husband, Carlos of Shelbyville, Texas; Tamara Harris & husband, Jeremiah of San Augustine, Texas; Sister, Paulette Holcombe of Houston, Texas; Brothers, Billy Wayne Rector & wife, Wanda of Dallas, Texas, Johnny Wayne Rector & wife, Kathy of Dallas, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Stanley Wayne Lewis, 64, of Leasburg, Missouri died March 28, 2014. As per his request, Stan will be cremated. He was born to Woodrow W. “Tuck” and Dorothy S. Higgins Lewis on March 4, 1950 in St. Louis County, Missouri. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Jim, Elmer “Lee” and Ed Lewis. Survivors include, Wife, Delia Stilwell Lewis of Leasburg, Missouri; Children, Joy & husband, Robbie Sullivan of Center, Texas, Pamela & husband, Ben Wesley of Oakley, Michigan, Jenell Kamler of Cuba, Missouri, Stanley Wayne & wife Casie Lewis, Jr. of Smithville, Missouri; Sisters, Betty Green and Mary Lewis both of Gerald, Missouri; Brothers, Jerry & wife, Judy Lewis of Castlewood, Missouri, Donald & wife, Linda Lewis of Union, Missouri; Sister-in-law, Betty Stilwell of Harding, Nebraska.
Mizell Funeral Home
Marvin G. Hughes, 80, of Whitehouse died April 28, 2014 in Tyler.  Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery.  He was born August 28, 1933 in Center to Marvin Doyle Hughes and Beulah Weathersby Hughes.  He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Billy Doss Hughes; Sister, Melba Danley, Wives, Bonnie Faye McClain Hughes, Martha McMillan Hughes.  Survivors include, Daughters, Glenda Stone of Tyler, Nancy Jeter & husband, Michael of Whitehouse, Jan Abernathy & husband, Joe Dan of Whitehouse; Brother, Gerald Hughes of Timpson; Sisters, JoAnn Martin & husband, Gordon of Joaquin, Patsy Garrie & husband, David of Highland.
Cottle Funeral Home



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