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        My family was in Shelby Co. in the 1930's and the 1940's. We attended school in Gooberhill, Dreka, Choice and later were in the Center High School before leaving the county. Our order of birth was Joe, Bonnie Joyce and James. We would love to hear from anyone that might see this and remember. Our parents were Herbert Lee Bodine and Essie B. (Goings) Bodine. I started school at age 5 and my earliest memories are vague  James M. Bodine  2


I am researching the Ballards who have lived in Shelby Co. since the 1850's. Aquilla Ballard was reported killed in 1912. I would appreciate any info on this killing. Also any info on Richard Ratliff and wife Melita, maiden name Whitaker, married 1st to Willis Ballard. Married Ratliff in West Feleciana, St. Francisville La in 1836. Moved into Tx. with Ballard children in the 1850's. This site has opened so many new avenue for research. Thank You  - Loretta Ballard Woods email   1


I am looking to trace the family of my mother Gwendolyn Dell Caldwell who was born to Hugh Elvin Caldwell and Velma Orella Agnew on November 20th 1915. In particular any family of L.R. Bagwell. I have several letters and Ancestor Charts that he had sent to my mother in 1966. He had done a fair amount of work and I am anxious to find the results of his searches. thank you  Marilee P. Beamer.  email MARILEE.P.BEAMER@BOEING.COM 1



   James Edward Solomon, 70, died June 22, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson.  Born April 25, 1933, he was the son of Dee Williams.  Survivors include wife, Huelene Regina Bell Solomon; children Debra Waters and Mary Bell; sisters, Christa Fay of Houston, Shirley Ballard of Corpus Christi, Jean Rhodes Ballard of Logansport and Mary Jo Shepherd of Nacogdoches.  Hicks Mortuary.
    James Albert Golbert, 62, of Center died July 1, 2005 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in North Jericho Cemetery.  Born January 3, 1943, he was the son of James Gilbert and Lola Bell Fults.  Survivors include daughter Synthia Bailey of Center; sons, James Ray Gilbert and Justin Eugene Gilbert, both of Tennessee; brother, Marshall Windham of Center.  Mangun Funeral Home.
   Iva M. Culberson, 88, of Joaquin died July 4, 2005, in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born March 31, 1917, in Lone Cedar, she was the daughter of Tom and Iva Potts Mitchell.  Mrs. Culberson was a homemaker and was married to A.Z. Culberson, and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include sisters-in-Law Lela Mitchell of Center and Dorothy Mitchell of Tolar. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Rhonda Lynn Parham, 50, of Vidor died July 2, 2005, in Vidor.  Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born May 31 1955, she was the daughter of Bob Chandler nd Bonnie Bush Chandler.  Survivors include mother Bonnie Burwick of Center; son, Bobby Parham, Jr., of Lumberton; daughters Jennifer Parham of Nederland and Christi Penning of Joaquin; sisters, Terry Burwick of Vidor and Sherry Burwick of Vidor; brother, Ricky Hollingsworth of Zavalla.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Maxine Tomlin, 77, of Center died July 4, 2005.  Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Born November 30, 1927, she was the daughter of E. P. and Vada Bradshaw Anthony.  Mrs. Tomlin was a Homemaker.  Survivors include her husband, E. A. Tomlin; sons, Danny Tomlin and Jim Tomlin, both of Center; daughters, Dianne Tomlin and Kathy Hogan, both of Nacogdoches, Jeannette Bonner of Joaquin and Paul Spann of Center; sister, Brook McGee of Montgomery; brother Grover Anthony of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Olga Bailey Vaughn, 64, of Huxley died July 6, 2005.  Burial was in Wimberly-Rayburn Cemetery.  Born January 5, 1941, she was the daughter of Eddie and Vera Wych Bailey. Mrs. Vaughn was a homemaker.  Survivors include her husband, Prentice Vaughn of Huxley; daughters, Etola Jones and Leta White, both of Huxley.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Robert Charlie Reeve, Jr., 81, of Houston died July 5, 2005 in Houston.  Burial was in New Prospect Cemetery, Shelby County.   Born May 28, 1924, in Woods Community near Tenaha, he was the son of Robert Charlie Reeve, Sr. and Clara Georgia Majors.  Mr. Reeve was a bus driver for 20 years.  Survivors include wife, Ruth Deaton Reeve of Houston; son, Joseph Reeve of Amarillo, Kenneth Reeve of Alvin nd Van Reeve of Houston.  Mangum Funeral Home.

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