Shelby County News

Week Ending June 23, 2016


Larry Wayne Ballard
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Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Hopkins

Lillian Bittick
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Leonard Irish



Phillip Winston Hennigan, Sr., 70, of Center, died June 17, 2016 at his residence. Interment was in Adams Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born April 10, 1946 in Jasper to Joseph Polk and Joye Wynell Phillips Hennigan. He served his country in the U. S. Army. Phillip Hennigan, a former Major League Baseball player, played from 1969-1973 with the Cleveland Indians (Ohio) and the New York Mets. He was a Peace Officer for 40 years – serving with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and the Center Police Department. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Gary Hennigan; Son, Scotty Hennigan. Survivors include, Wife, Lynda K. Russell of Center; Sons, Phil Hennigan & wife, Kim of Center, Steven Hennigan of Center; Sister, Connie Hatton & husband, Carl of Woodville; Sister-in-law, Debbie Hennigan of Woodville; Mother-in-law, Edrie Parsons of Center.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lyndell “Mac” Langston, 79, of Center, died June 13, 2016, in Nacogdoches. He was born December 18, 1936, in Hope, Arkansas to Lenard Mac Langston and Lois Lee Alsobrook Langston. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Lenora Langston; Brother, George Langston; Sister, Katherine Cochran. Survivors include, Wife, Delores Langston of Center; Daughter, Cindy Maphet of Katy; Step Sons, Kevin Jernigan of Austin, Michael Jernigan & wife, Nicole of Kyle; Brother, Virgil McNatt & wife, Rose of Florida; Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law, Ruth Langston of Center, Don Gatliff & wife, Mary, of Timpson, Ginger Vaughn of Fort Worth, Richard Gibson & wife, Betty, of San Saba, Pat Jarnigan & husband, Gene, of Lubbock, Jack Cochran & wife, Wanda, of Coleman, Glenn Williford & wife, Judy, of Huxley, Debbie Williford of Center, Wesley Baylor & wife, Peggy, of Shelbyville.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Frances A. Coleman, 63, died June 16, 2016 at Medical Center Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment will be in Timpson City Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Survivors include, Sons, LaSherrick Davis of Timpson, Texas, Shavondric Coleman of Nacogdoches, Texas, Shakedric Coleman of Timpson, Texas; Mother, Emma Jean Johnson; Brothers, Darron Holloway of Timpson, Texas, Charles Phillips of Timpson, Texas, Isaac Phillips of Mansfield, Louisiana, Freddy Phillips of Houston, Texas, Donald Ray Phillips of Houston, Texas, Theodore, Phillips of Houston, Texas, Clayvon Phillips of California; Sister, Lydia Phillips of Houston, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Mary Lois Hairgrove Carnes, 80, of San Antonio, Texas, died June 7, 2016. Interment was in Old Union Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born October 7, 1935 to Joel M. and Eula Mae Werner Hairgrove in Timpson, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Joel Raymond Hairgrove; Sister, Beulah Mae Boles. Survivors include, Husband, Marlon Norris Carnes; Sons, Andy (Ginger) Carnes of San Antonio, Norris Ray (Kathleen) Carnes of Frankston, Texas, Charles (Cheryl) Carnes of Castroville, Texas; Brother, Jerry Claude Hairgrove of Magnolia, Texas.
Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, San Antonio
Rev. Avery Oswalt, 88, of Vidor, died June 17, 2016. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on July 25, 1927 in Center to Jewel Dockens Oswalt and Avery Parm Oswalt. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Joy Oswalt; Sisters, Lurlean Miller, Hortense Fleming. Survivors include, Sons, Norman Oswalt & wife, Ida Jane of Huntington, Gurvis Oswalt & wife, Sharon of Vidor; Melvin Oswalt & wife, Jackie of Fannett; Brothers, David Oswalt of Conroe, Joe Emmet Oswalt of Sherman; Sister, Darlene Westberg of Ohio.
Broussard’s, Beaumont, Texas





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