Shelby County News

Week Ending July 17, 2008

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The Britnell reunion will be held on August 30, 2008 (Saturday of Labor Day Weekend), from 10:00 to 3:00 at the Family Life Center at the First Baptist Church in Winnie, Texas! Come and join us for a pot luck dinner with plenty for all! For more information you may call Rodney Britnell at 409-296-4985 or 409-658-9872!  


The Netherly 14th  Family Reunion will be July 25th - July 27, 2008. The fish fry, picnic and talent show will be at the Community Recreation Center,
San Augustine Street, Center, Texas 75935.
The events are as follows:
Friday, July 25th will be the fish fry - 6:00pm - 10:30pm.
Saturday, July 26th will be the picnic - 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Saturday, July 26th will be the talent and fashion show- 7:00am - 10:00pm.
Sunday, July 27st will be Sunday Services - 7:45am - 9:00am, Sunday worship
service will be held at the Todd Springs Baptist Church.
If you should have questions or concerns, please contact me at 214-860-2149 or via email  Thanks for all you do to keep the community informed about events in Shelby County.-Ella Shaw

   James H. "Buddy" Green, 69, of Keithville, Louisiana died July 16, 2008 at Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial was in Strong Cemetery in Huxley.  Born August 3, 1938 in Center to Clarence Hollis Green and Dovie Mae Dearman Green.  He was preceded in death by, Parents and Two Infant Brothers.  Survivors include, Wife, Polly Green of Keithville; Sons, James "Bubba" Green of Shreveport, Dewayne Green of Stonewall; Daughter, Belinda Sherman of Ringgold; Sisters, Bobbie Clifton, Eva Remmers, Brenda Parker, Mary Grenier and Annette Green; Brothers, Ted Green, Lester Green, Jerry Green, J. C. Green and Danny Green.

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   Willie Clyde Harris, 44, died June 24, 2008.  Burial was in Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Born July 29, 1965 in Lubbock to Betty Harris and Willie Clyde Garner.  Survivors include, Sons, Willie, Jr. of Center and Michael of Center; Daughter, Michelle Harrison of Center; Mother, Betty Harris of Center; Father, Willie Gardner of Wichita Falls; Brother, Valton Harris of Center; Sisters, Dornisha Shead of Cedar Hill, Kimmesha Maryland of Grand Prairie, DeAdera Gardner of Irving, Rachel Jones of Macon, Ga., Amanda Gardner of Wichita Falls and LeWanda Gardner of Wichita Falls.  Community Funeral Home
   James Arthur Bailey, Sr., 67, died July 3, 2008 in Lufkin.  Burial was in Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.  Born December 5, 1940 in Center to Francis Barto and Betty Cathleen Hilton Bailey.  He was preceded in death by, Sisters, Shelba Jean McDonald and Wanda Burt; Brother, Thomas Bailey, Sr.  Survivors include, Wife, Patsy Bailey; Son, James A. Bailey, Jr.; Daughter, Denise Massey; Brothers, Buck Bailey of Madisonville and Troy Bailey of Spring; Sisters, Vern Merritt of New Caney, Helen Bowden of Houston, Rachel Addison of Center, Ruth Gillis of Alma, Ark., Lynn Burkett of Lufkin and Vaudine Owens of Hawthorne Ca.  Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home in Lufkin
   James E. "Slick" Davis, 73, of Kilgore died July 8, 2008.  Burial was in Strong Cemetery in Huxley.  Born in 1935 in Huxley.  Preceded in death by, Wife, Barbara Ellerd Davis.  Survivors include, Son, J. Bruce of Liberty City; Daughters, Gaylynn Ellerd of Kilgore and Jacqueline Allen of Overton; Sisters, Imogene Lawrence of Huxley, Bernadine Walley of Troy Ala., Lorelei Matthews of Huxley and Phylliss Davis of Niceville, Fla.  Rader Funeral Home

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