Shelby County News


Week Ending June 22, 2017             




Donald T Burrows, 80, died June 15, 2017. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on May 29, 1937 to Judge Carl S. Burrows and Agnes Lowery Burrows. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Jo Ann Burrows; Brothers, Carl S. Burrows, Jr., Erwin Earl “Bubba” Burrows. Survivors include, Wife, Beverly Jean Burrows; Son, Don Burrows, Jr & wife, Kim; Daughters, Cindy Burrows Cappa & husband, Mike, Terri Burrows Martin & husband, John.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Mildred “Millie” Warr, 81, died June 17, 2017 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born December 24, 1935 in Shelby County in the Choice Community to Luther Wilbur and Evie Lena Askew Wright. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, E. C Wright, Scotty Wright, Bruce Wright; Sisters, Norma Bass, Fran Clark, Verlene Barlow, Nell Williams. Survivors include, Husband, Robert Oren Warr of Center; Sons, Bobby Warr & wife, Karen of Center, Wesley Warr & wife, Rhonda of Center; Brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene & Kay Warr of Gulfport, Mississippi; Sister-in-law, June Jones of Nacogdoches.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Dennis Ray Gardner, 56, of Houston, Texas, died June 18, 2017 in a local hospital in Houston, Texas. Interment will be in Houston Memorial Gardens, Pearland, Texas. Survivors include, Wife, Erma Betts, Gardner of Houston, Texas; Children, Shametray Betts, Shilisa Betts, Elizabeth Gardner, James Hughey III all of Houston, Texas; Mother, Betty Sanders (John) of Center, Texas; Stepmother, Emma Shirlene Brittian of Crockett, Texas; Siblings, Valerie Hudson (David) of Henderson, Texas, Sugarman Gardner (Debra) of Center, Texas, Atoshia "Shanek" Ayers of Center, Texas, David Brittian of Baltimore, Murray Brittian of Baltimore, Elmira Pickrom (Carlos) of Crockett, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas and All Peoples' Funeral Home, Houston, Texas, are announcing funeral services.

Jane Ann Land,
109, of Shelbyville, died June 14, 2017 at her residence. Interment was in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Daughter, Lola Bell Land of Shelbyville, Texas; Sister, Pinkie Atkinson of Shelbyville, Texas; Brother, Willie Swindle of Shelbyville, Texas.
James Randall “Randy” Windham, 56, of Center, died June 17, 2017, in Center. Interment will be in Reynolds Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born June 30, 1960, in Center, to Willie Everett Windham and Jenny Marie Reynolds Windham. He was preceded in death by, Mother, Jenny Marie Reynolds Windham; Brother, Michael Windham. Survivors include, Son, David Hendricks & wife, Shelby, of DeBerry; Father, Willie Everett Windham of Center; Sister, Kay Lawson & husband, Garry, of Center; Brother, Donald Everett Windham & wife, Sherree, of Dayton.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Meliton Lira, 51, of Center, died June 18, 2017 in Jacksonville. Services are pending at this time. Survivors include, Wife, Maria Lira of Mexico; Children, Juan Lira & wife, Cristine, Alex Lira & wife, Anasilva, Ceasar Lira, Yesenia Lira Gutierres & husband, Alejandro, Gerardo Lira, Maria Lira, Blanca Lira, Belinda Lira, Poloma Lira; Brother, Antonio Lira
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Kenneth Sanders, 82, lifelong resident of Center, died June 18, 2017 at his residence in Center. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Center, Texas. He was born December 2, 1934 in Center, Texas to Herbert Loraine Sanders and Tennie “Dutch” Brookshire Sanders. Kenneth graduated from Center High School. He owned and operated Sander’s Food Store located on the South side of the Center square for twenty years. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Kenneth Sanders, Jr. Survivors include, Wife, Tharon Nelson Sanders of Center; Children, Lisa Sanders Massey & husband, John H. Massey of Kerrville, Shari Sanders Smith of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Angela Sanders Howard & husband, Thomas of Center; Sister, Frances Lee Jones of Houston.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Carolyn M. Austin, 86, of Apex, died June 18, 2017. Interment will be in Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, North Carolina. She was born in Gaston, County to Franklin B. McArver ad Margaret Knox McArver. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Edward B. Austin. Survivors include, Daughters, Amy Lockman & husband, Michael of Waco, Texas, Meg Camp & husband, James of Center, Texas; Son, David Austin & wife, Beth of Cary; Brother, Frank McArver & wife, Linda of Austin, Texas.
Janice Melton, 73, of Spring, Texas, died June 19, 2017 in Spring. Interment will be in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on November 26, 1943 in Houston, Texas to William Robert McGarity and Annie Mae Martin McGarity. Survivors include, Son, Duane P. Downing & wife, Gini; Daughter, Sheryll D. Estes & fiancÚ, Torrance Price; Brothers, Mike McGarity & wife, Pat, Dr. Donald McGarity & wife, Bonnie, Timmy McGarity & wife, Sandra; Sister, Linda Kinkle & husband, Dan.
Online condolences can be sent at
Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas



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