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I am searching for the Flow/Flowe famlies of Shelby County.  They originated in Mecklenburg County NC and eventually wound up in Joaquin TX. William Sherman Flow was living there from around 1889 to 1929 but I am ot sure when he died.  I believe he had children that possibly stayed in the area.    We know very little about Sherman but he is my great uncle. If anyone knows where Sherman was buried or anything about this family, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks, Gail Flowe Honeycutt

ELBERT BRITTAIN---Elbert Brittain, 86, of Bossier City, Louisiana, died July 13, 2002 in Bossier City.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center.  Born December 2, 1915, in Shelby County, he was the son of Clyde and Minnie Brittain.  Mr. Brittain is survived by his wife, Ellen Brittain of Bossier City; daughters, Barbara Messina of Orange, New Jersey and Patty Fien of Serapta, Louisiana; sons, Johnny ray Brittain and Albert Brittain, both of Shreveport, Louisiana; sister, Eva Jean Jones of Center; brother James Grady Brittain of Longview.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
LERA GAY MCMAHON GREEN---Lera Green, 87, of Shelbyville died July 15, 2002 in her residence.  Burial was in Carroll Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Elmo Green of Shelbyville; son Ed Green of Center; sisters, Fern Strickland and Laura Carroll, both of Shelbyville.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
EFFIE GRIFFIN CRUMP---Effie Griffin Crump, 96, of Conroe died July 16, 2002 in Conroe. Burial was in Blair Cemetery.  Born January 28, 1907 in the Blair Community, she was the daughter of William and Mossy Johnson Griffin.  She was married to Emmett Crump, and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include daughters, Pauline Kuta of Conroe and Joyce Borski of Houston.  Taylor Funeral Home.
MARY ALENE RUDD--- Mary Alene Rudd, 78, of Center, died July 16, 2002 in Nacogdoches Medical Center. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.  Born February 13, 1924, she was the daughter of Jeff Davis and Sudie Ramsey Cook.  She was married to P. W. Rudd and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include son Jerry Rudd of Joaquin; Sister Brooksie Bearden of Timpson and Sadie Holden of California.  Mangum Funeral Home
GILMER M. "SAM' LEACH and SADIE LEE BECK LEACH---Gilmer Leach, 84, died July 16, 2002 in Conroe, Texas.  Sadie Leach died July 14, 2002 in Conroe.  Both were buried in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County.  Sam and Sudie were married June 6, 1953, in Houston, Texas.  They are survived by one daughter Sara Hunt; sisters Mildred Beck and Marjorie Moran.  Cashner Funeral Home Conroe.
VADA MUCKLEROY---Vada Muckleroy, 89 of Center died July 17, 2002 in Center.   Burial was in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Martinsville.  Born September 12, 1912, she was the daughter of Ellis and Martha Pate Page.  Survivors include sons, James Muckleroy of Center and Cecil Muckleroy.  Mangum Funeral Home.
STEPHEN TATUM---Stephen Tatum, 24, of Center, died July 14, 2002.  Burial was in Campti Cemetery.   Born January 15, 1978, in Houston, Texas, he was the son of Sidney and Orlena Tatum of Center.  Survivors include his parents; brother, John Tatum of Bridge City, Texas, Jonathan Tatum of Wakefield, Kansas; sister, Pamela Oswald of Livingston and Bobbie Warren of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.