Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending May 17,  2002
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KERR Terri Carlson ROBERTS Terri Carlson DOCKENS Waymon Dockens

Corrections/Additions/New Stuff 


Orders are being taken for the Shelby County History Book Volume II-2000. Cost of the book until September 1, 2002 is $50.00 plus $10.00 (if to be mailed).  After September 1, 2002 the cost will be $60.00  Plus $10.00 (if book is to be mailed.  The dead line to submit articles for the book is JUNE 30, 2002


Shelby County Historical Society will host a lecture on the Texas Buffalo Soldiers 9th Regiment, U.S. Calvary- A Texas Story on May 23, 2002, 6PM    at Shelby County Museum


The Wilkerson Cemetery Reunion will be held May 19th from 10 - 1 pm for friends, family and neighbors. Please come and bring a covered dish, your old photos and memories and help us remember the good old days.    Directions: From Center take Hwy. 7 West to Aiken, turn left onto FM 806, County Rd. 1210. Go 3/4 mile , turn right and cross cattle guard. Cemetery about two blocks behind house.  Watch for signs.  For information please call Clara at 936-829-5956 or Carolyn at 936-632-4284  email address


Timpson Annuals for classes 1945-1950 and 1955 has been added to Schools Web Site





JOHN TERRY BILLINGSLEY---John Terry Billingsley, 76, of Texas City formerly of Tenaha died May 10, 2002 at his residence. Burial was in Ramah Cemetery.  Born February 22, 1926, in Jasper, he was the son of Forrest and Eula Billingsley.  Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Majors Billingsley of Texas City; daughter Cheryl Lea Carter of Texas City. James Crowder Funeral Home.
MARY JANE YATES COOK---Mary Jane Yates Cook, 62, of Houston died May 9, 2002 in Houston. Burial was in Carroll Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born August 27, 1939, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Robert Alvie and Mary Laverne Carroll Yates.  Survivors include daughter, Donnie Parry of Grand Prairie; sons, Jack Yates, Carroll Yates both of Center and Jimmy Yates of Lubbock; sister Ruth David of Houston.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
JOHN THOMAS ADKINSON, JR.---John Thomas Adkinson, Jr., 67,  died May 8, 2002. Burial was in McClelland Cemetery.  Born November 17, 1935, he was the son of John and Dorothy Adkinson.   Survivors include his wife, Bobbi Adkinson; daughters, Jan Corona and Gwen Parker; mother, Dorothy Ames; brother Harold Smedal; sister, Kristi Smedal.  Mangum Funeral Home.
DORRIS PATTERSON LINSCOMB---Dorris Patterson Linscomb, 89, of Center, died May 13, 2002 in St. Mary's Hospital, Port Arthur.   Burial was in Powdrill Cemetery.  Born October 12, 1912, in Center, she was the daughter of Gene and Emma Stanley Patterson.   She was preceded in death by her husband Robert C. Linscomb.  Ms. Linscomb is survived by sons, Ronnie Linscomb of Orange, Bob Linscomb of San Jose, California; brother Keith Patterson of Beaumont; sister Mozelle Myers of Center.  Mangum Funeral Home.
RONALD W. DAVIS, JR.,---Ronald W. Davis, Jr., 19, of Joaquin, died May 13, 2002 in Shelby County.  Burial was in Strong Cemetery. Born September 3, 1982, in Carthage, he was the son of Ronnie Davis, Sr. and Lori Chambliss.  In addition to his parents, survivors include brother, Karsten Davis of Joaquin; sisters, Hannah Davis and Caitlyn Cavis, both of Joaquin.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
TALMADGE MAYBERRY---Talmadge Mayberry, 84, of Timpson, died May 1, 2002 in Houston.  Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson. Born November 10, 1917, in Arcadia, he was the son of Robert and Glendora Mayberry.  Mr. Mayberry is survived by his wife Gladys Mayberry; children, Sara Cowhern Mark Sanfort of Los Angeles, California, Carolyn Robinson of Houston, Donzell Roberts of Timpson and Lillie Goss of Tenaha.  Community Funeral Home.
CHARLES RAYMOND NEAL---Charles Raymond Neal, 55, of Timpson, died May 7, 2002 in Center.  Burial was in Friendship Bobo Cemetery.   Born December 23, 1946 in Timpson, he was the son of Thiery and Annie Lee Neal.   Survivors include mother Annie Lee Neal of Timpson; sisters, Maxine Neal and Mildred Ray Neal, both of Timpson,  Barbara Ann Bennett of Center and Mildred Fay Smith of Houston; Brothers Royce Glen Earl and Frank Neal of Houston.  Community Funeral Home.