Shelby County News
 

Week Ending June 04, 2015

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OBITUARIES     


 
LEGATHA JENKINS DEMINGS
Legatha “Lee” Jenkins Demings, 70, of Joaquin, Texas, died May 29, 2015, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was cremated. She was born on April 28, 1945, in San Augustine, Texas to Clifford and Louisa Ingram Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her father; Siblings, Clifford, Alivn, and Danny Jenkins, Mary Moore. Survivors include, Mother, Louisa Ingram Jenkins of Tenaha; Sons, Whyman Hightower of California, Preston Demings, III & wife, Murlene of Tenaha, Special son and caregiver, Clifford Demings and Yolanda Holman of Joaquin; Daughters, Sharon Jones of San Francisco, Louisa Reddic & husband, Edward of Carthage; Brothers, Rochester Jenkins & wife, Gladys of Tenaha, Calvin Jenkins, Sr. & wife, Dorina of California; Sisters, Rosie Drake & husband, Roy of Tenaha, Vivian LeBlanc & husband, Wayne of California, Barbara Sanchez of Tenaha.
Online condolences can be sent at www.jimerson-lipsey.com
Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
OLAN RAY COCKRELL
Olan Ray Cockrell, 70, of Martinsville, died May 31, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment was in Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 24, 1945 in Beaumont to Robert Earl and Gladys Whiddon Cockrell. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, June McGee Cockrell; Brothers, Jimmy Earl Cockrell, Darryl Cockrell, Donald Cockrell, Jacky Cockrell; Sister, Earlene Heidingsfelder. Survivors include, Children, Chris Cockrell & wife, Nikki of Martinsville, Angel Smith & husband, Roy of Kilgore.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
VIRGINIA LEWIS JONES
Virginia Lewis Jones, 90, of Center, died May 31, 2015. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.
She was born December 11, 1924 to Irene and H. W. “Harry” Lewis in Beaumont, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Ronnie Jones. Survivors include, Husband, Jimmy E. Jones of Center; Daughters, Suzanne & husband, Dr. John Jucas, of Shreveport, Louisiana, Carolyn & husband, William Bill Lovette of Denver, Colorado; Daughter-in-law, Alice Joy of Alice, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
DON L. WATKINS
Don L. Watkins, 69, of Henderson, Texas, died June 3, 2015, in Longview. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. Don Lewis Watkins was born on January 18, 1946, in Center, Texas to Robert “Buck” and Era Spurlock Watkins. He graduated from Tenaha High School with the class of 1965. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Thomas Watkins. Survivors include, Wife, Darla Lake Watkins of Henderson; Sister, Sherry Welch & husband, Philip of Frankston; Brothers-in-law, Ferrell Lake & wife, DeAnna of Montgomery, Ronnie Lake & wife, Janice of Henderson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.jimerson-lipsey.com

 
LOYCE MARIE FOWLER
Loyce Marie Fowler, 62, of Center, died May 30, 2015 in Tyler. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born March 1, 1953 in Center to Leroy Bowlin and Margie McCauley Bowlin. She was preceded in death by, Son, Joshua Fowler; Father, Leroy Bowlin; Brother-in-law, Jesse UpChurch. Survivors include, Husband, Ricky Fowler of Center; Daughter, Misti Kaceen Phillips of Center; Mother, Margie McCauley Bowlin; Brothers & Sisters, Preston McCauley & wife, Annette, of Decatur, Joyce Elliott & husband, Tommy, of Bedford, Linda UpChurch of Center, James Bowlin & wife, Marty, of Louisville, Brenda Shofner & fiancÚ, James Miller, of Center, Doug Bowlin & wife, Misty, of Nacogdoches.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
WALTER RALPH BOSMAN
Walter Ralph Bosman, Jr., 59, of Humble, died May 28, 2015 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born May 3, 1956 in Houston, Texas to Walter Ralph Bosman, Sr. and Maycel ImoJean Taylor Bosman. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Gary Bosman. Survivors include, Wife, Lynnette Stoll Bosman of Houston; Children, Christie Behrens of Cypress, Walter R. Bosman, III & wife, Alyssa of Katy.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
BOBBIE JEAN MARDIS
Bobbie Jean Sanders Mardis, 80 , of Center, Texas, died May 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches Medical Center. Bobbie Jean Mardis was born on October 10, 1934 to Booker T and Edith Sanders. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter, Dorothy Cooper; Son, Ervin Bell. Survivors include, Husband, Robert Mardis; Children, LaMerle Sims, John Wayne Bell; Sisters, Cleopatra and Alice Marie; Brother, David Sanders.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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