Shelby County News

Week Ending June 11, 2009

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Lucille (Bill) Baker Wilburn, 92, died June 4, 2009. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. Bill Wilburn was born July 9, 1916 in Shelby County, Texas. Preceded in death by husband, Ervin Wilburn. Survivors include, Son, Kenneth; Sisters, Erdis Greer, Amy Wilburn, Sarah Lee, Era Porter; Brother, Thomas E. Baker.
Mangum Funeral Home

Mildred Williams Byndom, 93, died May 27, 2009. Burial was in Gates Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born November 28, 1915 in Shelby County to Mose & Gracie Williams. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Charlie Byndom; Daughter, Ouada Byndom White; Four Brothers; Four Sisters. Survivors include, Brother, Money Williams of Longview; Sons, V. K. Byndom & wife, Esterlene, Roy Byndom & wife, Ella Mae, Charlie Byndom & wife Lou; Daughters, Cassie Mae Cartwright, Frances Land & husband, Tommy, Minnie Stansberry, Girtha Swindle & husband, Roosevelt, Mildred Faye Gardner, Iva Dean Lister.
Community Funeral Home
Syble Courmier, age 82, of Shelbyville died June 5, 2009 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Lone Cedar Cemetery, Shelby County. Syble was born November 24, 1926 in Center, Texas to Earnest Jackson and Iva Mae Jackson. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Everett Courmier; Daughter, Sherry Courmier; Son, Johnny Courmier. Survivers include, Daughter-in-law: Leslie Courmier of Center.
Watson & Sons Funeral Home
Gregory Peace Samford, 60, of Center, died June 6, 2009 in Center. Burial was in Waterman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born May 29, 1949 in Center to Orban T. Samford and Christine Peace Samford. Survivors include, Daughters, Denise Baker & husband John of Richmond Hills, Georgia, Amy Thomas & husband Jason of Friendswood, Joey Samford of Friendswood, Krystie Cheatham of Baytown; Sister, Jana Wright & husband Jeff of Center; Brother, Max Samford & wife Shelia of Bonham.
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Jerry Lewis, 38, of Joaquin, died June 8, 2009 at his home. Burial was at Truitt Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born December 20, 1970 in Houston to Harold E. Lewis, Sr. and Sandra Yvonne Ross Lewis. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Sisters, Candy D. Cox & husband Roy D. of Joaquin, Sherri R. Lewis of Joaquin; Brother, Harold E. Lewis & wife Celeste J. of Joaquin.
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