Shelby County News

Week Ending June 27, 2013



Eric Ray Risinger, 33, of Huxley, formerly of Montana, died June 22, 2013 at his residence. He was born September 7, 1979 in Nacogdoches. He served his country in the U. S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mac Ballard & Gerri Cooper. Survivors include, Children, Kayli McWhorter, Peyton Risinger; Mother, Myra Durham of Huxley; Aunts, Janet McLeod & husband, Tom of Shreveport, Kathy Vining & husband, Burt of Austin; Uncle, David Ballard & wife, Karen of Deer Park.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
E. C. McSwain, 87, of Houston, formerly of Shelby County, died June 24, 2013 in Woodville. Interment will be in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born June 26, 1925 in the Choice Community of Shelby County to Leo McSwain and Ada Anthony McSwain. Mr. McSwain joined the United States Merchant Marines and went on to serve in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Gwen McSwain; Son, Kerry McSwain; Brothers, Hugh McSwain, Leon McSwain; Sisters, Lona McSwain, Delva Fountain, Norma George, Ora Mott, Odell Hart, Laura Jean Scott. Survivors include, Son, Keith McSwain & wife, Shyrel of Colmesneil; Daughters, Kathy Jones & husband, Teral of Colmesneil, Kay Lynn Surface & husband, Mike of Fulshear; Daughter-in-law, Elaine McSwain of Spring; Brother-in-law, A.M. “Bo” Scott of Center.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Patrick Wayne Murphy, 64, of Center, died June 21, 2013 at Memorial Herman, Houston, Texas. He was cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at Short United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Patrick was born on March 18, 1949 to Jack Monroe Murphy and Melba Frizzell Murphy in Center, Texas. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Infant Brother, James Alvin Murphy; Brother, Jack Michael Murphy. Survivors include, Wife, Donna Murphy; Brother, Thomas Paul Murphy; Sisters, Donna Murphy Sisto, JoAnn Murphy Morrow; Children, Stacey Murphy & wife, Stacey of Willis, Texas, Tracey & wife, Christina of Conroe, Texas, Jason Murphy of Houston, Christina Murphy & Special Daughter-in-law Diana of Houston, Texas, Don McCurdy & wife, Jennifer of Houston, Texas, Ronnie McCurdy of Tomball, Texas, Darryl McCurdy & wife, Tiffany of Spring, Texas, Chuck McCurdy & wife, Sharon of Cypress, Texas.
Claire Brothers Funeral Home, Houston, Texas
Betty Jo Harper Foster, 86, of Center, died June 22, 2013 at Life Care Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born October 5, 1926 in El Dorado, Arkansas to J. E. Harper and Inez Alford Harper. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Tolbert Foster; Brother, Doug Harper. Survivors include, Daughter, Bonnie Walker of Austin; Sons, Tolbert L. “Buster” Foster of Aledo, James Robert Foster of Rockport.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
J. T. Clark, 76, of Center, died June 20, 2013 at his residence. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Wife, Eldrid (Mollie) Clark of Center; Daughters, Sherron Clark King and Sheila Clark of Houston; Brother, Cleveland Clark of Houston.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Louise Johnson, 50, of Houston, formerly of San Augustine, died June 18, 2013 in Houston. Interment was in Haley Bush Cemetery. Survivors include, Husband, Leon Johnson of Beaumont; Brothers, Dale Evans & wife, Theresa of San Augustine, Calvin Jones & wife, Celia of Dallas; Sisters, Maria Ligon of San Augustine, Vernessa Berry of Center, Alice Johnson of Fort Worth, Gloria Homes of Hemphill.
Garner & Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas
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