Shelby County News

Week Ending July 08, 2010

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Iler Marie Coombs, 85, of Milam, died July 6, 2010 in Nacogdoches. She was born December 30, 1924 in Many, Louisiana to Ernest Foster and Blanche Jones Foster. She was preceded in death by, Brothers, Elbert Jones, R. H. Jones. Survivors include, Husband, Charles Coombs of Milam; Sons, Eugene Clifton of Reklaw, Roger Clifton & wife Karen of Joaquin; Daughter, Doris Butcher of Gary; Brothers, Leon Foster, Hardin Jones & wife Libby, Lavell Jones; Sister, Elaine Yarbrough & husband Joe.
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Syble Windham Irish, 91, of Joaquin, died June 30, 2010. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born October 30, 1918 in Shelby County to Leonard Emmons and Carrie Baker Emmons. She was preceded in death by, Husbands, G. A. “Pete” Windham, Rouser L. Irish; Daughter, Louise Bailey; Son, George A. Windham. Survivors include, Son, James Windham & wife Linda of Joaquin; Step Sons, Bill Irish & wife Shirley of Joaquin, Harold Irish & wife Judie of Joaquin; Step Daughter, Jean Robinson of Baytown.
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Wanda L. Grider, 73, of Joaquin, died July 2, 2010 at her home. Burial was in Lone Cedar Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 24, 1937 in Joaquin to Marvin Faulk and Syble Ballard Faulk. Survivors include, Son, Dale Fincher of Joaquin; Nephew, Mike Faulk & wife Susan of Joaquin; Sister-in-Law, Virginia Faulk of Joaquin.
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Vester D “Cooter” Barrett, 74, of Timpson died July 5, 2010, at his residence. Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County. Cooter was born Feb. 21, 1936, to Homer Barrett and Laura Gladys Case Barrett. He was preceded in death by, Parents; 5 Brothers; 1 Sister. Survivors include, Wife, Jo Beth Barrett; Children, Jo Ann Finchum & husband Bryan of Caledonia, Dean Barrett of Nacogdoches , Wayne Barrett of Ft. Worth, Homer Barrett & wife Jackie of Caledonia, Tammy Owens of Timpson, Randy Furra of Nacogdoches; Brother, R.J. Barrett & wife Sadie of Nacogdoches; Sister, Aline Wisner & husband Marlin of Rhome, Texas.
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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas
J. B. Greer, 72, died June 21, 2010. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 25, 1937 in Center to George Greer and Emily Mathis Greer Young. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Leon Greer, Carroll Greer; Sister, Josephine Grayson. Survivors include, Son, Johnny Greer; Brothers, Charles & wife Carolyn, George & wife Addie of Dallas; Sisters, Naomi Goodwin, Fanie Jackson of Center, Wyomia Allen, Linda Stewart of Dallas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
George E. Gray, age 78, of Garrison, died July 6, 2010. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. George was born September 22, 1931, to Bennett A. Gray and Oma Parish Gray. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Children, George Ronald Gray, Randy R. Sowell; Sister, Mary Lou Martin. Survivors include, Wife, Pansy Gray of Garrison; Children, Wanda Copeland & husband Robert of League City, Texas, Rhonda Milam & husband Jim of Nacogdoches, Texas, Sandy Byers & husband Tony of Vidor, Texas, Michael Sowell & wife Pam of Center, Texas; Sisters, Bennie Jean Webber of Houston, Texas, Molly Hoke of New Caney, Texas, Carolyn McMann of Katy, Texas.
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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.
Ruby Dellinger, 71 of Center, died July 7, 2010 in Dallas. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. Ruby was born January 28, 1939. Survivors include, Daughters, Denise Oates & husband, Shepherd of Mesquite, Debrorah Young & husband, Jeff of Center; Brother, Melvin Wise & wife, Raymonda of Fairfield, Illinois; Mother-in-law: Mattie Dellinger of Center; Sister-in-law: Dixie Dellinger of Center; Father of her children, Dan Dellinger of Center
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