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Estelene Strong Hill, 86, died July 1, 2011. Burial was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. Estelene was born in Huxley, Texas on February 25, 1925, to parents Virgil and Fleta Strong. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Virgil Hill; Sisters, Mildren Wooten, Mozelle Recquardt; Brother, Billy Tom Strong. Survivors include, Children, Leslie Craig Hill of Nederland, Arthur Hill & wife, Kathy of Hamshire, Martha Hill of Dallas; Brothers, Elzine Strong & wife, Doris of Lufkin, G. W. Strong & wife, Bettie of Center; Sisters, Lottie Hammett of Orange, Louise ‘Boggie’ Pickering & husband, Ronnie of Vidor, Irene Mayfield of Center..
Broussard’s, Beaumont, Texas

John Ermon Starkey, 83, of Gary, Texas, died July 1, 2011 in Tyler. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery, Shelby County. John Ermon Starkey was born on Oct. 27, 1927, in Panola County, Texas, to James Culberson and Emily Leon Woods Starkey. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Brothers, Marion Starkey, Lovis Starkey; Parents; Son, Larry Dale Starkey. Survivors include, Wife, Wanda Mae Nutt Starkey of Gary; Daughters, Linda Choate & husband John of Gary, Retha Starkey of Center, Betty Riggs & husband Wayne of Gary.
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Jimmerson-Lipsey Funeral Home

Mertie Lee Belsha, 91, of Center, Texas, died July 2, 2011, in Center. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 21, 1919, in Patroon, Texas, to Steven Henry Austin Walker and Virgie Lee McKinzie Walker. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Leonard Belsha; Twin Sister, Gertis Heafner; Brothers, James Walker, Dennis Walker, Roma O’Neal; Daughter, Norma Hutto. Survivors include, Daughter, Geraldine McGhen & Husband, Mike of Center.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Robert Lee Bryan, 84, died June 20, 2011. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born September 30, 1926 to Wesley and Lillie Bryan. Mr. Bryan served his country in the U. S. Army. Survivors include, Robin Beatriz & Evanan, Ginger Williams, Donna Bryan, Sharon Bryan & husband, Charles, Tanglia Phoenix & husband Calvin, Bryan Adams & wife Thelma, Dexter Adams, Johnny Goss & wife Octavia, Roy Lee Miller, Walter Bryan.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Mary Eva Murphy Rogers, 83, of Timpson, Texas, died July 5, 2011 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County. She was born October 30, 1927, in the Caledonia Community, to Bob Murphy and Minnie Ola Ash Murphy. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Charles D. “Jimmy” Rogers; Brothers, Joel Murphy, Hoya Murphy; Sister, Ozella Mansinger. Survivors include, Daughters, Brenda Whiteside of Timpson, Lila Lovelady & husband Tim of Kingwood, Texas.
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Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Geraldine Davis Bounds, 93, of Joaquin, died July 5, 2011 at her residence. Burial will be in Forest Park West Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana. Geraldine was born March 17, 1918 to Corhron and Alma Schollar Davis in Joaquin, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Pershing M. Bounds; Brother, Cohron Davis, Jr. Survivors include, Sons, Myron Bounds, Don Bounds & wife, Anne, Dean Bounds; Daughter, LaFern Terrell & husband, Paul.
Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana
Jerry Hendricks, 57, of Center, died July 5, 2011 in Center. Burial will be in Waterman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born January 25, 1954 in Center, Texas to Arvel and Beatrice Livingston Hendricks. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister & Brother-in-law, Joy & Herman Bailey; Brother, Stanley Hendricks. Survivors include, Wife, Rita Hendricks of Center; Brothers, Lawayne Hendricks & wife, Beverly of Center, Larry Hendricks & wife, Beverly of Center, James “Bud” Hendricks of Center; Sisters:, Barbara Renfro & husband, Jimmy of Center, Patsy Adams & husband, James of Joaquin, Rebecca Windham & husband, David of Center, Sheila Eubank of Shelbyville.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas




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