Shelby County News

Week Ending July, 7, 2006


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     The 12th Netherly Family  Reunion will be held Friday, July 28, Saturday, July 29 and Sunday July 30, 2006 at the Community Center, 423 San     Angustine St., Center, Texas.    Friday, July 28th from 6:00pm - 7:15pm will be family fellowship/get acquainted; 7:30pm - 8:45pm dinner (fish fry); 9:15pm - 10:00pm will be the Netherly "Let's Make a Deal" game.  Saturday, July 29th from 10:30am - 12:00pm family business meeting; 12:30pm - 3:00pm lunch; games will begin at 1:45pm - 3:30pm.  Saturday Evening - 7:00pm - 10:30pm - modeling, talent show and dinner.   Sunday, July 30th, 2006 - 7:45am -  9:00am church services "Todd Springs Baptist Church."    If you should have questions regarding the above information, please contact  Bertha Hooper at 214-375-7408 or Sarah Burns (214-374-1419).  I can be reached by email

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Early Nacogdoches obituaries:

         “Monday, December 9, 1901 – KILLED BY RUNAWAY TEAM

       Capt. Z. B. Garrison and Geo. W. Cavin, of Garrison, were in the city Saturday afternoon and were pleasant callers at The Sentinel office. They reported a fatal accident that happened a few days ago in Shelby County, just across the Nacogdoches line, in which Mr. F. M Abbott, a  prominent citizen of Shelby County lost his life. Mr. Abbott was driving a pair of miles to a wagon when they became frightened and ran away with him, throwing him out of the wagon and injuring him so that he died in twenty-four hours. They were unable to give details of the sad affair. Mr. Abbott was well known in Garrison, where he did most of his trading and had many friends and his death cast a gloom over that little city.” F. M. Abbott, born 8 October 1837, died 6 December 1901, buried Waterman Cemetery, Shelby County Texas.

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    Mary Rodgers Solly, 86, died June 28, 2006, at her residence.  Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery.  Born June 26, 1920, in Honey Grove, she was the daughter of Herbert Claude and Nettie Pearl Cassell Cooper.  Mrs Solly was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her Husbands, Jack Spivey Rodgers and William H. Solly; son, Herbert Rodgers; brothers, Owen Cooper Johnny Cooper and T. C. Cooper.  Survivors include daughters, Jacquie E. of Orange, Nettie Lee Polk of Beaumont Sylvia Bickham and Judy Martin, both of Orange; sister, Mildred Barker of Longview.  Clayborn Funeral Home.
    Larry K. Hagler, 57, died July 5, 2006 at his residence.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.  Born August 16, 1948, in Center, he was the son of Nevis & Martha F. Smith Hagler.  Mr. Hagler was preceded in death his father Nevis Hagler.  Survivors include his wife, Susan Hagler of Center; son, David Keith Hagler, of Center; Mother, Martha Hagler of Center; brother Nik Hagler of Pearland. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Pauline Howard, 89, died July 5, 2006.  Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Born August 30 1916, in Center, she was the daughter of Lon McSwain and Della Anthony McSwain.  Survivors include son Rex Howard; Daughters, LaVerne Jeans of Center and Betty Sue Howard of Lufkin. 


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