Shelby County News

Week Ending June 16, 2006


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        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



         You are invited to the second annual reunion of the descendants of Ennis and Mary McCain Trammell Hughes.  Related families are Samford, Weaver and Snider.  We will meet in Wichita Falls, Texas Saturday June 24 and Sunday 25, 2006.  Contact Brian Davis  for directions to the facility.   We will have our main meal at noon on Saturday.   Saturday night we will have a CD burning and info sharing party at the same facility.   Please bring lots of family, food, picture albums and family info.  We will have family group sheets available.  For more information contact: Mary C. Moore  or Charlotte Hughes


        On Saturday, July 1, 2006 the descendants of John Sample & Jerry Metcalf will host a dedication at the Sample Cemetery to designate this family cemetery as a historial cemetery as noted by the state of Texas.  If you are a descendant of one of the children of John Sample & his wife, Sarah Davis Sample, who settled in Shelby County in 1838 come and join family and friends to honor this special pioneer family.  We will start gathering at the cemetery about 9am with the dedication ceremony to start at 10:30am with lunch to follow.  Bring your family and share in the history of these families.  Other related lines are Metcalf, Cummings, Luman, Kearney, Duncan, Kay, Chandler, Green, Miller, Strickland, Cruse, Tyler and Weeks.  If you have never been to the Sample family reunion come to meet your long lost cousin, share in the fellowship of the day, and share research with others who are working on the family tree.  From Center, take Highway 87 South to Shelbyville, at the top of the hill taken FM 417 E (to the left) about 2 miles at the intersection of FM 2694, bear to the right.  Go about 4 miles until you see a red gravel road to the right marked with a forestry sign (165). Turn on 165, at the dead-end turn left. Continue on this road until it ends at the Sample Cemetery.  The Cemetery is at the Hinkle Schilling Fox Pen.  For additional information contact Vickie Martin @ or Barbara Lindley at 936-368-7176.


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    Vivian Elenor Hancock, 71, of Center, died June 9, 2006.  Cremation was requested.  Born March 19, 1934, in DeQuincy. Louisiana, she was the daughter of Marcus Hanks & Dora Settle Wimberly.  Mrs Hancock is survived by daughter, Deloris Vaughn of Nacogdoches; Sister, Doris Hunter of Califoria and Tommie Hennigan of Idaho; Brother, Bill Wimberly of Idaho.
    Wesley "Eddie" Murphree, 47, of Center died June 10, 2006.  Burial was in Newburn Cemetery.  Born August 5, 1958, in Center, he was the son of John David Murphree and Elora Mae Oswalt.  Mr. Murphree was preceded in death by his father, J. D. Murphree.  Survivors include Daughter, Ashley Murphree of Center; son, Justin Murphree and Sally Simmons of Center; mother, Elora Gafford.
    Bro. William Wiebold, 80, died June 10,2006.  Burial was in Ramah Cemetery.  Born November 30, 1925, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of William H. and Thelma Lucille Thomas Wiebold.  Bro. Wiebold was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Navy.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Dorothy Cooper.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Wiebold; daughters, Lynda Andrus of Houston, Cheryl King of Tenaha and Tonya Montoya of Wiley; sons, William Wiebold, Jr. of Bellville, Gary Wiebold of Tenaha, Kirk Wiebold of Nacogdoches and Bryon Weibold of McKinney.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Loyce Baggett Sims, 85, of center died June 13, 2006.  Burial was in White Rock Cemetery.  Born July 23, 1920, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Stephen Harris and Willard Patterson.  Mrs. Sims was preceded in death by husband, Curtis Baggett, husband Jesse Sims, daughter, Patricia Fletcher.  Survivors include sons, Charles Baggett of Center, Glenn Baggett, and Robert Baggett, both of Nacogdoches.


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