Shelby County News
 

Week Ending June 26, 2014

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The Shelby County Museum is now a drop off station for Box Tops for Education.  These will go to Shelby County Schools.  Bring your Box Tops and visit the museum and see our new displays of Family Bibles and Family Pictures.

OBITUARIES     


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VIRGINIA LUMMUS
Virginia “Jinkie” Lummus, 76, of Orange, Texas, died June 17, 2014, at Vidor Nursing and Rehab in Vidor, Texas. Interment was in King Cemetery, Hartburg, Texas. She was born in Owlet Green, Texas, on August 2, 1937, to Orbie Welch and Avie Elaine Richardson Welch. She was preceded in death by, Sister, Mattie Mae Williams; Brother, Charles Ray Welch; Daughter-in-law, Tammy Risinger. Survivors include, Children, Rory Risinger, Sr. & wife, Lana of Patroon, Texas, Ramona Chisum & husband, Paul of Little Cypress, Texas, Rebecca Green of Huntsville, Texas; Brother, Walter Welch & wife, Heidi; Sister, Jeanie Moore & husband, Bill.
Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, Texas
BETTY PONDER
Betty Ponder, 87, of Joaquin, died June 20, 2014 at her residence. Interment was in Benton, Illinois. She was born December 11, 1926 in Ewing, Illinois to Floyd and Lena Batts Polan. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Michael W. Ponder; Sisters, Francine, Mary Louise and Jo Nell. Survivors include, Husband, Solon “Wayne” Ponder of Joaquin; Daughters, Francis Nealy of Seattle, Washington, Debra Goodwin of Sparks, Nevada; Son, Floyd Dale Ponder & wife, Mari of San Antonio.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

 
CLARA RISINGER
Clara Risinger, 79, of the East Hamilton Community, died June 21, 2014 at her home. Interment was in East Hamilton Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born August 15, 1934 in the Neuville Community of Shelby County to Hardy Stanley and Eppie Irene Graves Stanley. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Ricky Lynn Risinger; Brother, Robert Lee Stanley; Infant Brother; Infant Sisters. Survivors include, Husband, Travis Risinger of the East Hamilton Community; Sister, Ruth Cooper & husband, Earl of Orange.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
DEBORAH JEAN SCOTT-HURST
Deborah Jean Scott-Hurst, 60,Center, Texas, died June 19, 2014. Interment was in Maroney Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. She was born January 25, 1954, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and had been a longtime resident of East Texas. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Marlon Hurst; Father, Kempner Scott; Sister, Victoria. Survivors include, Son, Justin Hurst & fiancÚ, Courtney Bullard of San Marcos, Texas; Mother, Marjorie Scott of Houston, Texas; Sisters, Marjorie Bartlett of Houston, Texas, Patricia Eagar of Maui, Hawaii.
Online condolences can be sent at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com
T.A. Lane & Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas
HOY MC MAHON
Hoy McMahon, 99, of Center, died June 20, 2014 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center. Interment was in North Jericho Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born September 28, 1914 in Kirbyville to Hamp V. McMahon and Ellie McMahon. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wives, Avis Holt McMahon, Etheline Mason McMahon; Sisters, Bea Rains, Lela Parker. Survivors include, Children, Linda Moody & husband, Tommy of Center, Tommy McMahon & wife, Frances of Center, Jimmy McMahon & wife, Judy of Dallas; Stepdaughters, Belinda Warner & husband, Lynn of Houston, Beverly Harper of Houston.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
VELMA ODELL SMITH
Velma Odell Smith, 92, of Center, died June 20, 2014 at her residence. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born August 4, 1921 in Shelby County to John Selmer Luman and Eunice Anderson Luman. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Homer “Jack” Smith; Children, Douglas Wayne Smith, Linda Joy Scott, Kathy Ann Smith; Sons-in-law, Danny Porter, Aubrey Graves; Sister, Vernice Holt. Survivors include, Children, Betty Sue McSwain & husband, Gene of Deadwood, Jeanene Porter of Deadwood, Gene Edward Smith & wife, Mila of Center; Son-in-law, Rev. Mervin Scott & wife, Vivian of Deadwood; Sisters, Vaudine Adams of Center, Bastine Folsom of Center; Brother, James Verlon Luman of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
BETTY DORIS TAYLOR
Betty Doris Taylor, 80, of Joaquin, died June 25, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment will be in Johnson Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 5, 1934 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Allen Bryan English and Clara Lord English. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sisters, Jean Adkinson, Mildred Fisher; Brothers, J. C. English, Fred Roland English. Survivors include, Husband, Doyl Taylor of Joaquin; Daughters, Betty Ann Cockrell & husband, David of Longview, Gayle Green & husband, Jerry of Hallsville; Brother, Harold English & wife, Frances of Keithville; Brother-in-law, Ray Fisher of Pelican; Sister-in-law, Faye Ashley of Joaquin.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
SARAH JANE GOLDEN
Sarah Jane Golden, 83, of Carthage, Texas, died June 24, 2014 in Longview, Texas. Interment was in Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born July 25, 1930 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Bob and Mae Billingsly Swanzy. Jane graduated from Center High School with the class of 1949. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Robert Swanzy; Sister, Martha Sue Swanzy. Survivors include, Husband, D. D. Golden of Carthage; Children, Dennis Golden & wife, Kimberly of Carthage, Dixon Golden & wife, Melody of Center, Suzon Cloud & husband, Dan of Carthage, Gary Golden & wife, Jeanette of Hemphill; Brother, David Swanzy & wife, Maelinda of Center.
Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
JEAN NIELSON
Jean Nielsen, 76, of Center, died June 23, 2014 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Interment was in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 25, 1938 in Joaquin to Jimmy and Annie Hogan. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Conrad Nielson; Brothers, Floyd Hogan, James Hogan. Survivors include, Sister, Gracie Forsythe of Center; Sisters-in-law, Yvonne Hogan of Conroe, Ruth Hogan of Conroe.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
MARLIN THOMPSON
Marlin Thompson, 59, of Garland, died June 21, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Garland. Interment was in Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 4, 1954 in Center to Steve Horace Thompson and Iva Nell Moore Stevens. He was preceded in death by, Father, Steve Horace Thompson; Sister, Iva Irene Keiser. Survivors include, Mother, Iva Nell Moore Stevens of Garland; Children, Marlin Anthony Thompson of Center, Sara Barton & husband, Larry of Center; Brothers, Marcus Thompson of Garland, Rodney Thompson of Forney; Sisters, Mary Thompson of Carthage, Lois Hamilton of Tawakoni, Gay Nell Null of Garland.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
JESSIE LEE BISHOP
Jessie Lee Bishop, 70, of Shelbyville, died June 24, 2014 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment will be in McClelland Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born July 13, 1943 in Manchester, Tennessee to Everett Bishop and Lorene Long Bishop. Survivors include, Wife, Ruth Bishop of Shelbyville; Children, Jack Bishop & wife, Sybil of Estill Springs, Tennessee, Anita Evans of Cowan, Tennessee, Bobby Allgood of Cleveland, Larry Allgood & wife, Lisa of Porter, Randy Allgood of Cleveland; Brothers, James (Bill) Bishop & wife, Fay of Manchester, Tennessee, Harold Bishop of Winchester, Tennessee; Sister, Lynda Bishop of Hillsboro, Tennessee; Sisters-in-law, Alice Ansley of Gary, Jerrie Chandler of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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