Shelby County News

Week Ending July 9, 2009

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Leo Rodin, 94, of Longview formerly of Shelbyville, died July 1, 2009 in Longview. Burial was in Wimberly Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born September 10, 1914 in Pueblo, CO to Sam and Mary Rodin. He was a Sgt in the US Army and Air Force, having served our country from 1933 to 1947. He is preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Sam Rodin; Sisters, Maggie Rodin, Teresa Rodin. Survivors include, Nieces, Delores Vaccaro of Pueblo, CO, Nancy Whitemore of Pueblo, CO, Mabel Taylor of El Dorado, AR; Nephew, Angelo Potonda of Pueblo, CO.
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Bonnie Odell Hart, 81, of Tenaha, died July 3, 2009 in Center. Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born December 30, 1927 in Center to Leo McSwain and Ada Anthony McSwain. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Cecil Wesley Hart, Sr.; Son, Cecil Ray Hart. Survivors include, Sons, Tommy Leo Hart & wife Anetta of Crosby, Gregory Allen Hart & wife Kim of League City, Cecil Wesley Hart, Jr. & wife Jamie of League City, Kenneth Wayne Hart of Center; Sister, Norma Jean George of Houston; Brother, E.C. McSwain of Houston.
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Christopher (Chris) Raymond, 30 of Center, died July 5, 2009 in Nacogdcohes. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. He was born July 18, 1978, in Carthage, to Elzie Raymond and Margaret Yarbrough Raymond. Survivors include, Daughter, Mahalia Raymond of Sardis; Parents, Elzie & Margaret Raymond of Bronson; Bothers, Elzie Raymond Jr & wife Jessie of Nacogdoches, Donald Raymond & wife Katherine of Paxton; Sister, Amy Allen & husband Jimmy "BoBo" of Center.
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Ernestine Hollyfield, 85, of Timpson, died July 6, 2009 in Garrison. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. She was born December 5, 1923, in Terieton, Ok., to Victor and Susie F. Johnson Raper. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Verda Wall Mauldin. Survivors include, Husband, Dee Hollyfield of Timpson; Son, Ronald Dee Hollyfield & wife Chris of Nacogdoches; Daughter, Dona Jean Wilson of Brea Ca.; Sister Veda Baker of Rancho Bernardo, CA.
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Leo Duncan, 72, of Shelbyville, died July , 2009 in Nacogdoches, Burial was in Wimberly Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 4, 1936 in Shelby County, Texas to Bob Duncan and Lorene Duncan. He was preceded in death by, Brothers, Elvin Duncan, Lamar Duncan; Sister, Lamerle McCoy. Survivors include, Wife: Alvis Chandler Duncan of Shelbyville, Sons: Keith Duncan & wife Kenetha, Richard Duncan.
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Ralph Cottongim, 58, of Center, died July 2, 2009 in Center. Burial was in New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Winona, Mississippi. He was born August 1, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Gilbert William and Edna Cope Cottongim. He was preceded in death by, Brother, Earl Cottongim; One Sister. Survivors include, Wife, Myra Cottongim of Center; 2 Sons; 4 Sisters; 1 Brother.





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