Shelby County News

Week Ending June 30, 2016


             Larry Wayne Ballard            Lillian Bittick             Lillian Bittick                          
                   Donated by                       Donated By                Donated By
       Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Hopkins       Leonard Irish              Chris Mahan

                 Lillian Bittick                  Phil Hennigan                   Helen Muckelroy
                  Donated by                      Donated by                        Donated by
J. C. & Venorah McSwain     J. C. & Venorah McSwain     J. C. & Venorah McSwain

              Sally Anderson               Thelma Harkness                  Betty Marie Marberry
               Donated by                      Donated by                            Donated by
J. C. & Venorah McSwain    J. C. & Venorah McSwain     J. C. & Venorah McSwain

                                                Bernice Luman Ford
                                                       Donated by
                                           J. C. & Venorah McSwain




Jackie Lynn Baldwin, 71, of Conroe, Texas, died June 29, 2016. Interment will be in Woods Cemetery, CR 425, Tenaha, Texas. Jackie was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 10, 1945 to James Edmond and Jessie Lee Hartt Baldwin. You might remember him as #34 of the Tenaha Tigers, Class of 1964. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, James “Jimmy” Edmond Baldwin. Survivors include, Wife, Jana Farley Baldwin; Daughter, Kim Baldwin Martinez (Richard); Son, Scott Howse; Brothers, Mike Baldwin (Joan), Sam Baldwin (Shree); Sisters, Patricia Baldwin Edmundson (Bill), Sandra Baldwin Barclay (Tony); Sister-in-law, Helen Baldwin Pleasant (Otis); Step-son, Cory Farley (Nicole); Step-daughter, Kassie Farley.
Lester Ray “Les” Matthews, 74, of Timpson, died June 26, 2016 at his residence. A family remembrance to be held at a later date. He was born August 22, 1941 in Harris County, Texas to Frank and Dorothy Juretich Matthews.  He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Keith Smith. Survivors include, Wife, Judy Matthews of Timpson; Sons, Michael Matthews & wife, Teri of Cypress, Kevin Smith & wife, Krista of Theresa, NY; Daughter, Karen Miller & husband, Bill of Tyler.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Dura Mae Wheeler Rushing, 91, of Center, died June 25, 2016, in Center. Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, San Augustine County. She was born October 3, 1924, in San Augustine County, to Early Earnest Wheeler and Frances Valley Perry Wheeler. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sons, Nicky Rushing, Albert Earl Rushing; Infant Child. Survivors include, Sons, Hugh William Rushing & wife, JoAnn, Kevin Rushing & wife, Samantha; Daughters, Sue Francine Rushing Garner & husband, Roy Don, Norma Jean Rushing Runnels, Anita Jackson & husband, Larry, Sherry Parks & husband, Charles; Sister-in-law, Dorothy Langford.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
John Bruce Martin, 87, of Joaquin, died June 24, 2016, at his residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born August 7, 1928, in Joaquin, to Willfred B. Godfrey Martin and Annie Bell English Martin. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Garland Martin, D. W. Martin. Survivors include, Wife, Joyce Martin of Joaquin; Daughter, Sharon Peddy & husband, Bob, of Tyler; Son, Ronny Martin & wife, Tracy, of Tomball; 4 Step-Daughters; Brother, Gordon Martin of Joaquin.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Helen Bixler, 82 of Joaquin, Texas, died June 23, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born in Shelbyville, Texas on April 26, 1934 to J. T. and Rachel Tyler. She was the Valedictorian for her 1952 graduating class of Joaquin High School. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, John Gideon Bixler; Brother, Doug Tyler. Survivors include, Son, Richard Bixler & wife, Carol of Gilbert, AZ; Daughter, Vicki Schafer & her husband, Stephen of Fort Worth, TX; Sister, Juanita Beasley of Joaquin, Texas; Sister-in-law, Margie Tyler.
Lucas Funeral Home, Keller, Texas
Mariaah Robbin López, 17, former Center High School student, died June 26, 2016 in Kennard. Mariaah was born January 2, 1999 in Racine, Wisconsin to Miguel López and Linda Freeman López. Survivors include, Parents, Miguel and Linda Freeman López of Crockett; Sisters, Tamara López of Kenosha, WI, Vanessa López of Victorville, CA; Brothers, Miguelito López of Santa Fe, NM, Michael López of Ohio, Erin López of Corsicana, TX, Cory Widish of Waukesha, WI, Matthew López of Austin, TX.
Services are under the direction of Callaway-Allee Funeral Home
Robert Louis Nash, 66 of Center, died June 26, 2016 at Willis Knighton, Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment will be in Blount Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Wife, Jeannette Nash of Center; Son, Robert Jerome Nash of Nacogdoches; Daughters, Esta Renee Polley of Nacogdoches, Linda Mashell Nash of Nacogdoches, Candace Lashayla Moniece Howie of Houston, LaTara Vanette Cloudy of Center; Step-daughter, Exie Lee Harper of Nacogdoches; Sisters, Gloria Nash, Helen Nash; Brothers, Tommy Lee Nash, Charles Nash, Ricky McClain.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Billy Charles Jenkins, 48, of Center, died June 26, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Sisters, Kathleen Fields of Center, Lela Jenkins of Tenaha, Jeannette Nash Center, Rose Stevenson of Nacogdoches, Catherine Reed of Center, Alma Grace of Timpson, Clara Mae Goodwin of Center, Marcie Lee Goodwin of Center; Brother, Leonard Earl Goodwin of Center.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Mary Ann Ramsey, 73, of Timpson, Texas, died June 23, 2016 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on September 10, 1942, in Center, Texas, to Melvin and Mildred Lucille Hammers Ramsey. She was a 1961 graduate of Timpson High School. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Sons, Bradley H. Liles & wife, Colleen, of Martinsburg, WV, Shanon Liles of Logansport, Louisiana; Daughter, Penny Darlyne Liles Lewis & husband, Kelly of Angleton, Texas; Brother, Billy Ray Ramsey & wife, Sherrie of Quitman, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas





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