Shelby County News

Week Ending June 18, 2015




Dana Elizabeth Cole Lightsey, 89, of Center, died June 14, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas. Interment was in Madisonville City Cemetery, Madisonville, Texas. She was born August 12, 1925 in Mecca, Texas to Daniel Webster Cole and Annie Elizabeth Lang Cole. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, John W. Lightsey; Sister, Blanche Fannin; Brothers, A. D. “Buck” Cole, Boyce Gene Cole; Son-in-law, Royce Alford; Daughter-in-law, Linda Lightsey. Survivors include, Son, Mike Lightsey & wife, Mary Ann of Crockett; Daughter, Patricia Alford of Tyler; Sisters-in-law, Ann Cole of Plano, Ann Lightsey of Lufkin.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Wesley Ryder Griffin, 13 days old, died June 15, 2015. Interment will be in Gravehill Cemetery, Sabine County. Wesley was born in the Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin, Texas to Wesley and Shelby Impson Griffin. Survivors include, Parents; Grandparents, Angela Whitton of Joaquin, Donald Griffin and wife, Kellie of Pineland, Veronica White and husband, Kevin of the Gravelhill community, Kevin Impson and wife, Debbie of Hemphill.
Starr Funeral Home, Hemphill, Texas
MSGT Dwynne Dale Gray, 60, of Center, Texas, died June 13, 2015 at his residence. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. He was proceeded in death by, Parents, Irene Dock and Jessie Gray, Jr.; Brother, Michael Dock. Survivors include, Wife, Jennifer Gray of the Philippines; Son, Steven Gray of Ft. Worth, Texas; Daughter, Ashley Gray of San Francisco, California; Brothers, Johnny (Nancy) Gray of Center, Texas, Daryl Gray of Tyler; Sisters, Romona (Arnet) Boyd, Felicia (Marlon) Cloudy of Center, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Etta Mae White, 96, of East Liberty Community, died June 12, 2015 at the Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment will be in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Daughters, Mae Ella (Willie Earl) Moore of Center, Texas, Rose (Jessie) McDaniel of Mansfield, Louisiana, Mae Alice (Charles Ray) Walker of Center, Texas; Son, Charles Ester (Nita) White of Center, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
John Carroll Elliott, 70, died June 15, 2015 in Pearland, Texas. Interment was in Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County. He was born July 19, 1944 in Timpson, Texas to John Sebern and Tommie King Elliott. Survivors include, Wife, Annie Elizabeth Elliott of Pearland, Texas; Sons, Michael Douglas Elliott & wife, Michele of Alvin, Texas, Marty Elliott & wife, Dee of Garrison, Texas, Richie Reading of Pearland, Texas; Daughter, Karen Davis & husband, Keith of Weatherford, Texas; Sister, Lee Ruth Weldon & husband, Doyle; Brother, Joe Elliott & wife, Liz.
Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas





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