Shelby County News


Week Ending July 06, 2017             




Dorothy Annette Mathews, 77, of Center, died June 29, 2017, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Joaquin Cemetery, Joaquin, Texas. She was born September 7, 1939, in Avinger, to Boyd Starrett and Ruth Wilson Starrett. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Elmer Mathews; Son, William “Bill” Mathews. Survivors include, Children, Rodney Mathews & wife, Denise, of Center, Spencer Mathews & wife, Teresa, of Kountze, Nancy Smith & husband, Frank, of North Richland Hills; Sister, Maurice Clark & husband, Chester, of Terrell; Brothers-in-law, Johnny Mathews & wife, Lorelei, of Huxley, Don Mathews of Sour Lake.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Paul W. Harvey, 77, of The Grapevine Community of San Augustine, died June 29, 2017, in Hemphill. Interment was in Little Flock Cemetery, San Augustine County. He was born June 27, 1940, in Hemphill, to Columbia Harvey and Lennie Morris Harvey. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Winnie Ruth Harvey; One Infant Sister. Survivors include, Daughter, Sandy Sparks & husband, Shad, of Shelbyville.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
James Lowell Bogue, 84, of Timpson, Texas, died June 30, 2017 in Timpson, Texas. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. He was born on June 14, 1933 in Timpson, Texas to Joseph Alexander and Ollie Stilley Bogue. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1950. James spent over 40 years in Education serving as a Coach, Principal, and Superintendent at multiple school districts, including, Woodsboro, Central Heights, Garrison, and Timpson before retiring. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Barbara Young Bogue; Daughters, Becky Talk & husband, Bill, Diane Marshall & husband, Ray; Son, Dr. Donald Bogue & wife, Lauralee; Sisters, Bette Bunger, Brenda Beasley & husband, Felton.
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Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Bettie Jean Cogswell, 82, of Keithville, Louisiana, died July 3, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in Johnson Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born December 18, 1934, in Conroe, to H. O. Busby and Ruby Lera Lowe Busby. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Randy Cogswell; Sister, Millie Hill. Survivors include, Sons, Michael Cogswell of Keithville, Louisiana, Ricky Cogswell of the Sardis Community of Shelby County; Sisters-in-law, Joyce Cogswell, Linda Lawler.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Hubbard Sam “Bo” Porter, 77, of Broaddus, died July 1, 2017, in Broaddus. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born May 1, 1940, in Center, to Hubbard Sam Porter, Sr. and Roxie Jackson Porter. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps for twenty years, doing two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Sandra Porter; Son, Darryl Porter; Son-in-law, Tommy Bailey; Brother, Bobby Porter; Sisters, Gwen Murray, Margie Barber, Opal Adkinson, Jackie Sanford. Survivors include, Daughter, Bambi Bailey of Broaddus; Sister, Cossette Martin; Sisters-in-law, Edna Porter, Trish Jowell & husband, Kent, Nancy Hill, Deanie Johnson & husband, Gary; Brothers-in-law, Robert Woodall & wife, Barbara, Ken Buchanan.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Johnnie Mildred Lout Hutto, 88, of Waskom, Texas, died July 3, 2017 in Carthage, Texas. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born on May 24, 1929 in Center, Texas to Lee Lout and Leona Fleming Lout. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers and Sisters, Maurice Lout, P. L. Lout, James Lout, Laverne Lout Smith, Willie Ruth “Bill” Rouvaldt, Birdie Crocker, Walter Lout Wilburn, Lucille Lout. Survivors include, Husband, Jake Hutto of Carthage, Texas; Children, Larry Hutto of Georgetown, Texas, Randy and Lynn Stone of DeBerry, Texas; Sisters, Jean Lout Jackson of Benton, Louisiana, Tommie Lout Rohrer & husband, Jim of Sacramento, California.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Eric Q. Thomas, 54, of Amarillo, Texas, died June 22, 2017 in Amarillo. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. He was a 1981 Center High School graduate. Survivors include, Siblings, Evelyn Cooper of Tyler, Texas, Dr. Clyde Thomas of Tyler, Texas via Omaha, Nebraska, Geraldine Steel of Center, Texas, Deloris Stripling (Verlon) of San Augustine, Texas, Shirley Johnson of Carthage, Texas, William Thomas, Sr. (Maria) of Tyler, Texas, Sarah Coats of Tyler, Texas, Joyce Michelle (Joe) of Garland, Texas, David Thomas (Andrea) of Dallas, Texas, Emma Byrd of LaPlace, Louisiana.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Charles Ronald Townes, 67, of Timpson, Texas, died June 29, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in the Timpson Missionary Baptist Cemetery. He was born on October 9, 1949 in Center, Texas to Emitt Dies Townes and Mary Lou Ivy Townes.
Syble Loretta Moore Jernigan, 84, died June 29, 2017. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on February 15, 1933 in Shelby County, Texas. She is preceded in death by, Husband; Earl Jernigan; Daughter; Donna Ready; Parents, John and Pearl Moore; Brothers; Waymon, Allen, John Moore; Sisters; Jeanette Raimond, Maxine Douzat, Dorothy Stuart, Claudia Miller. Survivors include, Daughters; Alicia (Rusty) Layton, Ramona (Lex) Koch; Son; Gary (Jenny) Ready; Sister; Verna Lou Snider; Sister-in-law; Gloria Moore.
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