Shelby County News

Week Ending July 16, 2009

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Kenneth E. Whitney, 66, of Joaquin, died July 10, 2009 at his residence. Burial was in Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 6, 1942 in Silsbee to Herbert Jackson Whitney and Pearl Hayes Whitney. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, LaMerle Cockrell Whitney of Joaquin; Sons, Charles Whitney and wife Shirley of Houston, Jacob Whitney; Daughter, Dawn Jones and husband Everett of Orange; Sister, Jeannette Cornwell of Alvin.
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James R. Peal, 81, died Saturday, July 11, 2009 in Houston. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha. He was born on March 20, 1928, in Villa Rica, Georgia to Norman and Hazel Peal. James honorably served his country in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Hazel Peal and brother, William Norman Peal, Jr. Survivors include, Wife, Virginia Ann Peal and numerous other extended family members in North Carolina.
Crowder Funeral Home, Pearland, Texas

Buster L. "Pete" Ramsey, age 74, of Timpson, died July 10, 2009 in Shreveport, La. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 2, 1934, in Timpson, Texas, to Frank and Mary Lee Hughes Ramsey. Survivors include, Son, Terry Lee Ramsey of Timpson; Step-son, Billy Dennix & wife Belinda Ann of Buffalo, Texas; Step-daughters, Gayle Westmoreland & husband Ronnie of LaPorte, Texas, Sheila Dennix of Jewett, Texas; Brothers, Doyle Ramsey & wife Imogene of Timpson, Billy Ramsey & wife Quida of Center.
Taylor Funeral Home
Regina Suzanne Cox Eaves, 40, of Joaquin, died July 13, 2009 at her home. Burial was in Sowell Cemetery, San Augustine County. She was born October 27, 1968 in Nacogdoches to James Lavon Cox and Evelyn Faye Hopkins Cox. Preceded in death by, Father, James Cox; Sister, Priscilla Emanis; Brother, Clifton Cox. Survivors include, Husband, Douglas Eaves of Joaquin; Daughters, Jennifer Chamberlain of Huntington, April Cox of Huntington, Amber Lynn Eaves of Joaquin; Mother, Evelyn Cox; Sisters, Angela Lee of Huntington, Kimberly Abele of Phoenix, Arizona.
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Ann Dillen, age 72, of Timpson, died July 13, 2009 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Burial was in Houston, Texas. She was born February 13, 1937, in Houston, Texas to Marion J. and Nellie Chisholm Weaver. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Buddy Weaver. Survivors include, Husband, Paul Don Dillen of Timpson; Daughter, Myrna Green & husband John of Houston; Sons, Donald Dillen & wife Erlene of Corsicana, Paul Dillen & wife Annette of Houston; Sisters, Betty Miller & husband Jerry of Katy, Texas, Sarah Schultz & husband Raymond of Mason, Texas.
Taylor Funeral Home
Barbara Jean Cockrell Wright, 73, of Center, died July 15, 2009 in Nacogdoches. Burial will be in Joaquin Cemetery. She was born in Panola County to Elam Cockrell and Nadine Hooper Cockrell. She was preceded in death by, Husband, H. Dale Wright; Father, Elam Cockrell. Survivers include, Mother, Nadine Hooper Cockrell of Joaquin; Sisters, Martha Cockrell Hicks & husband Guy of Joaquin, Patricia Cockrell Suhr of Nacogdoches, Cynthia Cockrell Webster & husband Ben of Joaquin.
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