Shelby County News

Week Ending May 23, 2013



Melba Corder Gann, 78, of Shelbyville, died May 17, 2013 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Interment was in McClelland Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born November 25, 1934 in Ravenna to Cleland Corder and Mary Gibbons Corder. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Douglas Gann; Daughter, Tonya Baggett; Siblings, Paxton Corder, Shirley Corder. Survivors include, Children, Gary Price & wife, Jenny of Tyler, Karla Gann Vaughn of Shelbyville, Mary Beth Bearden & husband, Gilbert of Shelbyville; Sister-in-law, Mary Jean Haley.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Prentice Shofner, Sr., 85 of Center, died May 18, 2013 at his residence. Interment was in Latham Cemetery, Shelby County. He was preceded in death by, Parents, Marvin and Ezella Shofner; Mother of his children, Bobbie Ann Harrison Shofner; Wife, Jenell Shofner; Daughter, Toni Alford; Sisters, Lamerle Fleming, JaNell Samford.  Survivors include, Daughters, Penny Todd & husband, Ricky of Center, Mary Sims & husband, Rickie of Shelbyville, Jennifer Holt & husband, Ben of Center; Sons, Prentice “Bubba” Shofner, Jr. of Center, John Shofner & wife, Wantia of Center; Step-Children, Tina McGuffin & husband, Don of Henderson, Jeff Burris & Gena of Carthage; Brothers, Jarrell Shofner & wife, Tommie of Jasper, Darrell Shofner of Shelbyville.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Charles Richard “Rick” Todd, Jr., 47, died May 20, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born April 20, 1966 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana to Rick Todd, Sr. and Dea Link. Survivors include, Father, Rick Todd, Sr. of Conroe; Mother, Dea Link of Center; Sons, Rick Todd, III of Corpus Christi, Zack Todd of Center; Sister, Delaina Todd Lowden & husband, Brian of Spring; Brothers, Charlie Todd of Conroe, Chris Link of Center, Kevin Link & wife, Reagan of Center.
Christine Stanley, 88, of Center, died May 18, 2013 at her residence. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Sons, Leroy Isaac of Center, Texas, Gary Allen Isaac of Lufkin, Texas; Daughters, Carolyn Greer of Dallas, Texas, Gwendolyn Carlli of Dallas, Joyce Dean Dixon of Dallas, Janice Belinda Isaac of Dallas, Sharon Denise Casey of Center; Brother, George Lister, Jr. of Houston, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jonathan Pi'erre Gardner, 33, died May 18, 2013 at his grandparents' home in Shelbyville, Texas. Interment will be in Walker Cemetery, Carthage, Texas. He was born on March 15, 1980 in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Dyan Gardner and Alton Lee Coleman. Jonathan was a graduate of the class of 2002 in Shelbyville, Texas. Survivors include, Mother, Dyan Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas; Grandparents, Tom and Katy Gardner of Shelbyville, Texas; Aunts, Annie Bell of Beaumont, Texas, Mae Larkin (Michael) of Jasper, Texas, Sue Jenkins (Newt) of San Augustine, Texas, Carolyn Everage (Dennis) of San Antonio, Texas; Uncle, Tommy Gardner; God Mother, Ms. Baby Lou Gardner.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lisa Marie Fryer (1972-2013), of Center, died suddenly April 12, 2013 at her residence. A memorial service was held with her family in Virginia. She was preceded in death by, Mother, Ellen Fryer and Stepmother, Mary B. Fryer. Survivors include, Brother, Tim Fryer of Virginia; Father, Chuck Ward of Virginia; Stepsister, Kay Kruhn.
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