Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending June 6, 2003
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---Which Army was the first to have a woman General ? (see answer below)
---Did you know that Big Rain Drops mean a short rain.  For every foggy day in February-- it will rain on the same day in June.  If there are thunder storms in February--- it will freeze in April?
---In early Center, the Church Bells rang when there was a death in their membership?    You called the Telephone Office to ask for the time, where is the fire.    Sirens atop of the water tank on the square sounded a fire with three big blasts?   The sawmills or planers blew whistle at exactly 6AM, 12Noon and 5PM?
---In 1930, there was a whiskey raid by Sheriff Jim O'Bannion near Tucker's Lake and Pond.   The raid netted 9 bottles of beer, (for medical purposes).  In the lake they found 40 bottles of beer, in a cypress tree was 11 pints of whiskey.


The descendants of Robert L and Lula Peace Murray will meet June 21, 2003, in Joaquin, Texas.  For more
information, contact Kenneth Cummings.


The Annual Reunion and Memorial for the Newburn Cemetery will be held on June 28, 2003 from about 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.   There will be dinner on the grounds.  Everyone is invited to come and visit with all of us  



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   Eugene Hairgrove, 76, of Timpson died May 25, 2003 in Houston.  Burial was in Buena Vista Cemetery, Timpson.  Born June 15, 1926, in Shelby County, he was the son of Dewey and Agnes Burns Hairgrove.   Mr. Hairgrove was preceded in death by infant brother, infant sister and sister, Lurlene Cole.  Survivors include sons, Brian Hairgrove of Pasadena, Stanley Hairgrove of Timpson, Alan Hairgrove of Timpson, Brett Hairgrove of Vidor and  Randolph Hairgrove of Nassau Bay; daughters, Sheryl of Gallier of Vidor and Janis Hairgrove of Beaumont; brother, Kenneth Hairgove of San Antonio; sister, Elaine Neal of Little Rock, Arkansas.  Taylor Funeral Home.
  Audrey Sue Cobb, 82, of Port Arthur died May 29, 2003.  Burial was in Ramah Cemetery, Shelby County.  Ms. Cobb was born April 20, 1921.  Survivors include sons, Andy B. Cobb of Groves and Steve of Nacogdoches; sisters, Tressie Goodson of Carthage and Jo Ann Scribner of Porter; brother, Floyd Fowler of Carthage.  Livingston Funeral Home, Groves.
   James Arthur Ross, 52, died June 3, 2003 in Joaquin.  Burial was in Truitt Cemetery.  Born December 13, 1950  he was the son of Arthur Lee and Mary Ann Graves Ross.  Mr. Ross is survived by wife, Stephanie Ross, of Joaquin; daughter, Jessica Griffin of Bronson; sister, Sandra Ross of Joaquin and brother Eugene Ross of Houston.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Myrtle Hughes, 90, of Center died June 3, 2003 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born November 10, 1912, in Saline County, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Norman Holicer and Clementine Zeigler Hughes.  Ms. Hughes is survived by sons,  Fred Hughes of Logo Vista and Jerrold W. Hughes of Center; brother, A.B. Holicer of Benton, Arkansas.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Catherine Gunnerson, 49, of Garland died June 3, 2003, in Richardson.   Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.   Born October 22, 1953, in Dallas, she was the daughter of Eugene Whiteside and Maxine Davis Whiteside Chiles.  Ms. Gunnerson is survived by her mother Maxine Chiles; sons, Ryan Gunnerson of Dallas and Janson Gunnerson of Garland; brother, DR. Stephen Whiteside of Georgetown; and sisters, Debora Buffa of Decatur, Georgia and Kimberly Sears of Mesquite.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Imogene Land Jones, 72, died May 14, 2003.  Burial was in Rather Cemetery.  Born October 28, 1930, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Samuel Land, Jr. and Jane Ann Swindle Land.   Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her father Samuel Land, Jr.; brother, Harry Leon Land; sisters, Fletta Carr and Rose Mary Baines; and adopted son, Clayton Jones.   Survivors include her mother Jane Ann Land of Shelbyville; daughter, Shirley mcclelland Wilson of Missouri City, Texas.  Community Funeral Home.
   L.T. Williams, 79, died May 22, 2003.  Burial was in Westview Cemetery.  Born December 17, 1923, in Shelby County, he was the son of Mose and Gracie Williams.  Mr. Williams was preceded in death by son J.W. Williams; sisters, Luvenia, Cassie, Nola and Martha Ann.   Survivors include wife, Anna Ruth; daughters, Diann, Brenda, Tina, Brenelsa and Gale, all of Center and Linda of Marshall; sons, Jerry and Jessie Lee of Center, Mildred Byndom of Shelbyville and Lola Wallace of Longview; Community Funeral Home.

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