Shelby County News


Week Ending June 21 , 2018
November 11, 2018 will be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. With the help of Mr. Larry Hume, the Shelby County Museum has a display honoring all Shelby County Soldiers involved in the war. We will have an open house from 1 - 4:00 P. M. on June 29, 2018 and invite everyone to come to see this tribute.


The 2018 graduating senior pictures are available on our website.  Click on Schools and go to each school and click on 2018.




Carl “Old Timer” Emerson, 68, of Logansport, Louisiana, died June 15, 2018, in Logansport. Interment was in O. E. Price Cemetery, Logansport. He was born February 14, 1950, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Dudleigh Welton Emerson and Lois Clara Smith Emerson. He served his country in the United States Navy and the United States Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter-in-law, Bernice Emerson; Sister, Johnnie Brown; Brother-in-law, O. J. Sonny Brown. Survivors include, Sons, Vernon Emerson of Washington, William Emerson & wife, Darlene, of Center, Texas, Shelby Emerson & wife, Faith, of Stanley, Louisiana; Daughters, Aletha Samson of Guam, Keisha Byrd & fiancÚ, Mike Stephens, of Joaquin, Texas, Shaunda Byrd & husband, Dusten, of Joaquin, Texas; Brother, Johnnie L. Emerson & wife, Ida Mae.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Rodney Odean Weatherford, 72, of Nacogdoches, Texas, died June 16, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Blair Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born April 12, 1946, in Bakersville, California, to Gerritos Ottis and Dora Fusion Weatherford. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Sharon Dianne Weatherford of Nacogdoches, Texas; Daughter, Donna Tipton & husband, Dondi of Nacogdoches, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
Jimmy E. Oates, 73, died June 17, 2018. Interment was in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born to Jessie E. and Vashti Ross Oates on June 8, 1945 in the Dreka Community of Shelby County. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Judy Ann Oates; three daughters and sons-in-law, 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren: Denise and Jimmy Chamberlain of Center, Texas; Tracy and Bill Scudder of Covington, Louisiana; Jennifer and Mitch Berry of Lindale, Texas; Amberlyn and Evan Fronheiser of Jasper, Texas and their daughters Kayleigh and Lexie; Sam Scudder of Covington, Louisiana; Flint and Beth Berry of Benton, Louisiana and their sons Hunter, Jackson, and Stetson; Jessica and Jacob Phelps of Virginia Beach, Virginia and their daughters Danika, Emma, and Maxine; Joanna Berry of Lindale, Texas and Destiny Chamberlain of Center, Texas; Sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Guy Flournoy; Brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Kathy Oates.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Billy Ray Davis, 87, of Timpson, Texas, died June 19, 2018 in Timpson, Texas. Interment will be in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. He was born August 25, 1930, in Timpson, Texas, to William Leonard and Annabell McCormack Davis.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Artist “Randy” Cogburn, 68, of Joaquin, died June 12, 2018, in Center. He was born April 8, 1950, in Center, to Artist Ray Cogburn and Mable Rodgers Cogburn. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, James Ray Cogburn. Survivors include, Wife, Barbara Cogburn of Joaquin, Texas; Children, Clinton Cogburn and Laura Baker of Beaumont, Texas, Ashley Rambin & husband, Tyler, of Joaquin, Texas, Eric Cogburn & wife, Amber, of Edmond, Oklahoma; Sisters and Brothers, Jerry Cogburn Spitvnagle of Shreveport, Louisiana, Kenneth Cogburn & wife, Nancy, of Lafayette, Louisiana, Vicky Cogburn Ruthven & husband, John, of Zavala, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Sheri Baskin Lewis, 53, of Joaquin, died June 18, 2018, in Joaquin. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born July 14, 1964, in Channelview, to Harold E. Lewis Sr. and Barbara Perran Lewis. She was preceded in death by, Father, Harold E. Lewis, Sr.; Stepmother, Sandra Ross; Sister, Candy Cox; Brother, Jerry Lewis. Survivors include, Children, Jamie Baskin of Waterbury, Connecticut, Benjamin Baskin Jr. ^ wife, Melissa, of Waterbury, Connecticut; Mother, Barbara Perran Shannon & husband, Bobby, of Highlands, Texas; Brothers, Ronald Dauzat & wife, Tammy, of Kingwood, Texas, Thomas Dauzat of Spring, Texas, Michael Dauzat & wife, Christine, of Houston, Texas, Bubba Lewis & wife, Celeste, of Joaquin, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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