Shelby County News


Week Ending July 05 , 2018
The 2018 graduating senior pictures are available on our website.  Click on Schools and go to each school and click on 2018.

              Joe Neal Jernigan                                         Charlotte Bailey                    
                             Donated By                                                     Donated By                                   
J. C. & Venorah McSwain                        J. C. & Venorah McSwain   



Tonya Joann Simmons Bailey, 47, of Center, Texas, died July 1, 2018 in Center. She was born on January 29, 1971 in Baytown, Texas to Odis Eugene Simmons and Lila Smith Simmons. A memorial celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. J.C. Lewis and Bro. Grant Murphree officiating. There will be a reception immediately following the service at First Baptist Church. All are welcome to attend. She graduated with the Center High School class of 1989. She was preceded in death by, Fathers, Gene Simmons and Harry Akin; Brother, Daniel Eugene Simmons. Survivors include, Husband, Todd Bailey of Center; Son, James Tyler Bailey of Center; Mother, Lila Akin & husband, Ron Skidmore of Center; Sisters, Shelia Burch Kerns & husband, Jeff of Bowie, Maryland, Tammy Williams & husband, Jimbo of Hemphill; Mother-in-law, Yvonne Hull & husband, Gerald of Bridge City; Father-in-law, James A Bailey of Port Arthur; Sisters-in-law, Sharene Bailey of Port Neches, Krista Bailey Clark of Lafayette, Louisiana; Brother-in-law, Vance Lachausse of Nederland.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Roy Edward Masterson, 92, died June 30, 2018. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas. He was born October 5, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky to Earl Edward Masterson and Louise Z. Stubblefield Masterson. He served his country in the U. S. Navy. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Doris Cobb Masterson; Brother, Louie Masterson; Sister, Alberta. Survivors include, Lyn Logan of Center, Texas; Ron Masterson & wife, Linda of Shreveport, Louisiana, Garry Masterson & wife, Cindy of Bryan, Texas, Riley Masterson & Pam Longton of Austin, Texas, David Masterson & wife, Mary of Center, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Gerald David Estes, 71, of Center, Texas, died July 3, 2018 in Center, Texas. Interment will be in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 28, 1946, in Lafayette, Louisiana, to Frazar Estes and Ruth Burkett Estes. He served his country in the United Stated Armed Services as a medic. .He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Gina Estes, Center, Texas; Children, Mike Estes & wife, Tanya of Shelbyville, Texas, Chris Estes & wife, Melissa of Kingwood, Texas, Brent Estes of Montgomery, Texas, Heather Rollins & husband, John of Flower Mound, Texas, Bonus son, J. Chris Hubert of Tyler, Texas; Brothers, Frazar (Bubba) Estes & wife, Eleanor of Lufkin, Texas, John Estes of Lufkin, Texas; Brother-in-law, Rex Thompson & wife, Carol of Tyler, Texas; Mother-in-law, Gloria Jean Thompson of Gilmer, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Floyd “Pinky” Wiggins, 80, of Flint, died June 21, 2018 in Tyler. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 1, 1937 in Center to James Curb and Fleta Susan Miles Wiggins. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Jimmie Cox. Survivors include, Children, Hank Wiggins & wife, Joy, Pete Wiggins & wife, Missy, Annette Frost & Lucian Marza; Siblings, Gene Wiggins & Molly Hernandez.
Autry Funeral Home, Frankston
Timothy Harris, 77, of Center, Texas, died June 27th at Pine Grove Nursing Home. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Wife, Billie Harris of Center, Texas; Son, Timothy Mark Harris of Center, Texas; Sister, Barbara (Clyde) Lister of Dallas, Texas.
Glenn E. Brittain, 67, of Carthage, Texas, died June 27, 2018 in Houston, Texas. He was born July 1, 1950 in Timpson, Texas to Paul and Mary Brittain. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Kim; Mother and Father-in-law, Sylvia and Jerry Stevens. Survivors include, Wife, Judy S. Brittain; Son, Burt; Daughter, Laurie Brittain; Estranged son, Jake Brittain; Sisters, Sue Schultz, Robin Reed & husband Jimmy; Brother, Joe Brittain & wife, Tracye; Sister-in-law, Susie Brittain.
James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque, Texas



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