Shelby County News


Week Ending May 17 , 2018
                       James Biggar                    
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    Center High School Class of 1980




Rodney Keith Hughes, 49, of Carthage, Texas, died May 4, 2018 in Carthage. Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born June 24, 1968 in Pasadena, Texas to Leonard and Rena Barrett Hughes. He was preceded in death by, Father, Leonard C. Hughes; Father-in-law, John Schultz. Survivors include, Wife, Janice Schulz Hughes; Son, Granger Keith Hughes; Mother, Rena Sue Hughes; Mother-in-law, Sue Schulz.
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Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Katy Lucille “Dut” Franklin, 101, of the Tadmor Community of Houston County, Texas, died May 11, 2018 at her residence. Interment was in McKelvey Cemetery. She was born April 24, 1917. Survivors include, Children, Carl E. Franklin (Ruby) of Tadmor, Barbara F. Franklin of Houston, Texas, Marva G. Anglin of Mexia, Texas, Charles D. Franklin (Sylvia) of Houston, Texas, Ronald L. Franklin (Ruth) of Sugarland, Texas; Step-daughter, Doris Gipson of Houston, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Donna Whittington, 56, of Center, died May 10, 2018, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 21, 1962, in Center, to Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Brandon Windham; Sisters, Delores Windham, Louise Meyers, Jerelyn Richards; Brother, Randy Windham. Survivors include, Husband, Edward Williams of Center; Children, Christy Rodriguez & husband, Jesus, of Center, Jeremy Whittington & wife, Dena, of Center; Brother, Rodger Windham of Center; Sister, Charlotte Hughes of Center.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Patricia Payne “Pat” Brittain, 85, of Center, died May 11, 2018, in Center. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born May 4, 1933, in Center, to A. J. “Jimmy” Payne and Coy Dellinger Payne. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Charles Ray “Charlie” Brittain. Survivors include, Daughter, Polly Montemayor & husband, Johnny, of Center; Sister, Portia Gaines of Center; Brother, James Allen Payne of Hemphill.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Christopher Fay Williams, 79, of Baytown, Texas, died May 10, 2018 in Baytown. Interment was in Timpson Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Survivors include, Brothers, Edmond Rhodes of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Glen Rhodes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Donald Rhodes of Timpson, Texas; Sisters, Shirley Ballard of Austin, Texas, Missionary Mary J. Shepherd of Nacogdoches, Texas.
Betty Johnston, 85, of Shelbyville, died May 9, 2018, in Nacogdoches. Mrs. Johnston was cremated and no services are planned at this time. She was born January 21, 1933, in Omaha, Nebraska, to George Hooker and May Robinson Hooker. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Larry Johnston. Survivors include, Son, Robert Utterback & wife, Sandra, of Huntington.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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