Shelby County News

Week Ending June 9, 2006


Corrections/Additions/New Stuff 


        Once again, it is the time to remind you of the annual Memorial Day and Homecoming at Newburn Cemetery.  The date is Saturday, June 24, 2006, about the middle of the morning.  Please bring all your family and join in the fellowship; visit with old friends and relatives; enjoy the music of guest singers; enjoy the message of our visiting minister' and have a hearty meal at the dinner-on- the-grounds.


Wimberly Cemetery Homecoming

         The Wimberly Cemetery annual homecoming will be Sunday June 18th beginning at 10:30 A.M. with lunch at 12 noon.  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a time of food and fellowship. Singing will begin at 1:00 P.M. by the Shelby County Singers.  All of those interested in the upkeep of the cemetery are urged to attend.  Donations may be mailed to Wimberly Cemetery, 13305 FM 139, Shelbyville, TX 75973. Thanks a million.
                                                                                                            Elaine Bailey





Saturday, June 10TH 2006

JOI Ranch

5 Miles N on FM 2026


This reunion is in honor of the following family names:

            Creech, including descendents of Aaron Charles Creech and Charity S. Creech and Noah Robert Creech, Sr. And Sarah Trammel, and the related families of Adams (descendents of Benjamin Franklin Adams and Brazilia Holt), Askew, Biggar, Campbell, Cannon, Hagler, Harris, Holt, Turbeville, Wright, and other Relatives and Friends are cordially invited.   You and your family are cordially invited to the Creech & Extended Family Reunion on June 10, 2006 from 9 am to 6 PM at the JOI Ranch, located 5 miles north of Center on FM 2026.  Lunch will begin to be served at 1:00 PM.   Please bring your entire family and come share in the history of these families. Please bring your family data, books, photos, etc to share with all.  Casual attire is appropriate.  Share this information with your family and others that you would like to see attend. Please let us know in advance the number of persons planning to attend for meal preparations and seating purposes if possible.   For more information please contact: Glenda Askew Godsey , Sec-Treas   936-560-1655   PO Box 631233   Nacogdoches Tx 75963-1233

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I am looking for information on Richard Ratliff he is shown on the 1850 San Augustine Census and then on Shelby Co. 1860.His wife was Malitta Whitaker Ballard Ratliff. After the 1860 census they disappared. He was listed as owning 10,000 acres in Shelby Co. Shelbyville area. Also with many slaves on the 1850 and 1860 Slave schedule. Many of the folks buried in the Ballard Cemetery have the last name of Ratliff (could they be some of the Ratliff slaves?)Any help would be greatly


Looking for any information on research on McCauleys, Holts and Estes that came from the Center, San Augustine and Shelbyville area. I know that my Great Great Grandfather was Asa Dial Estes and Great Great Grandmother Julia Samford. Great Grandmother was Camilla Jane Holt and Great Grandfather was Milt Holt. Thank you. Maurine McCauley Teer


     Lucille Corley, 84, of Nacogdoches died June 2, 2006 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.  Survivors include sister, Addie B. Hughes of Center; sons, Gary Corley of Nacogdoches and Dickey Corley of Crockett.  Mangum Funeral Home.
    Mitchell Williams, 48, of Joaquin died June 5, 2006 in Little Rock Arkansas.  Burial was in Strong Cemetery.  Born March 1, 1958, in Center, he was the son of Harmon, Jr. & Lillie Faye Rutledge Williams.  Survivors include wife, Sue Williams of Joaquin; daughter, Jennifer Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas; Mother Faye Williams of Center and Brother, Robbie Williams of Center.  Mangum Funeral Home.
    Darrell Lenora Johnson, 101, died May 3, 2006 at her residence.  Burial was in Restland Cemetery.  Born January 10, 1905, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Joseph Theodore and Clarissa Bogard Parker.  Mrs. Johnson was a School Teacher, having taught in West Texas and Tenaha.  Survivors include daughter Judi Keiss of Carthage; brother, dick Parker of Tenaha; sister, Charlcye of Tenaha.
    Lela Mitchell, 92, of Center died June 6, 2006 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born September 15, 1913, in Center, she was the daughter of George Hughes and Nancy Biggers Hughes.  Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by husband, George W. Mitchell.  Survivors include Daughters, Helen Southerland of Joaquin, Louie Don Speedy of Houston, Georgia Bloodgood of Center and Dixie Whitside of Center.

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