Shelby County News
 

Week Ending July 21, 2016

Donation
Hochmeim Prairie Farm Mutual
 

                         MEMORIAL DONATIONS GIVEN IN HONOR OF

                  Jim Forbes                            Jim Forbes                     Billie Doggett Barr
                  Donated By                           Donated By                        Donated By
     Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Hopkins    J. C. & Venorah McSwain    J. C. & Venorah McSwain
 

             Larry Wayne Ballard            Lillian Bittick             Lillian Bittick                          
                   Donated by                       Donated By                Donated By
       Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Hopkins       Leonard Irish              Chris Mahan
 

                 Lillian Bittick                  Phil Hennigan                   Helen Muckelroy
                  Donated by                      Donated by                        Donated by
J. C. & Venorah McSwain     J. C. & Venorah McSwain     J. C. & Venorah McSwain

              Sally Anderson               Thelma Harkness                  Betty Marie Marberry
               Donated by                      Donated by                            Donated by
J. C. & Venorah McSwain    J. C. & Venorah McSwain     J. C. & Venorah McSwain

                                                Bernice Luman Ford
                                                       Donated by
                                           J. C. & Venorah McSwain

 

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OBITUARIES


MATTHEW WADE HUGHES
Matthew Wade Hughes, 43, of Orange, Texas, died July 18, 2016 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born April 8, 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas to Shelley and Michael Alton Hughes. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael A. Hughes; Grandparents, Alton and Betty Hughes, and E.R. and Jo Stone. Survivors include, Mother, Shelley McClain & husband, Sammy; Wife, Janie Droddy Shackelford of Orange; Daughters, Ashley Shackelford of Groves, Kayla Shackelford of Port Neches; Brother, Michael S. Hughes & wife, Tonja of Kemp.
Levingston Funeral Home, Groves, Texas
 
MYRTLE VIRGINIA SMITH
Myrtle Virginia Smith, 72, of Center, died July 12, 2016 at her residence. She was born January 16, 1944 in Winsboro, Texas to Homer Hill Gallagher and Arlee Henry Gallagher. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Zelda Sparks. Survivors include, Sons,. Johnny Edward Burgess of Waxahachie, James Lee Burgess of Center; Sister, Betty Miller & husband, Sam of Carthage.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
MINNIE SUE KENT
Minnie Sue Kent, 71, of Center, died July 15, 2016, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Blackjack Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. She was born August 2, 1944, in Nacogdoches County, to Phines Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Bill Kent; Brothers, Robert E. Oliver, Neal T. Oliver, Heaz Henry Oliver; Sisters, Mary F. Vaco, Thelma Stewart. Survivors include, Daughters, Sherri Addison of Center, Michelle Scarber of Nacogdoches; Sister, Clara Williams of Waterman.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
A. M. SCOTT, JR.
A. M. “Bo” Scott Jr., 85, of Center, died July 14, 2016, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 7, 1930, in Center, to Audrey M. Scott and Zina M. Fountain Scott. He served his country in the United States Army. Following his retirement from the Army, Mr. Scott worked as a policeman and a fireman for the City of Center for 22 years. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Laura McSwain Scott; Wife, Marie Glaze Scott; Daughter, Lisa Renee Scott Byrnes; Brother, Sam Scott. Survivors include, Son, James Scott & wife, Pat, of Tomball; Son-in-law, Chris Byrnes & wife, Tina, of Center; Stepdaughter, Terry Hughes & husband, Eddie, of De Queen, Arkansas; Stepson, Steve Glaze & wife, Sue, of Tennessee; Sister:, Ollie Mae Octivares of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
EARL CEDELL CHESSHER
Earl Cedell Chessher, Sr., 89, of Timpson, died July 13, 2016, at his residence. Interment was in Weaver Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 9, 1927, in Carlisle, Trinity County, to Thomas Henry Chessher and Lizzie Attlean Chessher. He served his county in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Margaret Mitchamore Chessher; Brothers, Lynn Chessher, Oran Chessher, 3 infant brothers. Survivors include, Wife, Margie McKinzie Chessher of Hawthorn Community of San Augustine; Sons, Earl Chessher Jr of Huntington Beach, California, Clarence Chessher of Timpson, Cecil Chessher & wife, Gina, of Center; Daughters, Philda Adams & husband, Steve, of Timpson, Jacquelyn Fountain & husband, Donny, of Center; Step Daughter, Theresa Smith & husband, Glenn, of Cypress; Brother, Henry Lee Chessher; Sisters, Elaine Banks, Madelyn Grondine.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
GAYLON HARVEY
Gaylon Harvey, 70, of Huxley, died July 14, 2016 at his residence. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born May 3, 1946 in Center, Texas to John T. “Jake” Harvey and Laura Lee Fleming Harvey.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Ann Marie Harvey of Huxley; Children, Kenneth Harvey & wife, Taja of Huxley, Sherry Bragg & husband, Corey of Huxley, Kevin Harvey & wife, Karen of Center, Keith Harvey & wife, Chasidee of Huxley, Rebecca “Becky” Wainright & fiancÚ Josh Lindsey of Joaquin; Brother-in-law, John Hugh Leggett & wife, Deborah of Joaquin.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

 
WILLIAM DENTON HALEY, JR.
William Denton “Denny” Haley, Jr., 61, of Center, died July 20, 2016. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born November 14, 1954 in Center to William Denton Haley, Sr. and Blanche Stephenson Haley. He was preceded in death by his father, William Denton Haley, Sr; Sister, Betty Ruth Haley Slatten. Survivors include, Mother, Blanche Stephenson Haley of Center; Aunts & Uncles, Minnie Lovejoy of Center, Faye Elder of Shreveport, Louisiana, Carl Stephenson & wife, Patty of Houston, James Haley & wife, Frances of Mineola.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
WANDA RAYMOND SAMFORD
Wanda Raymond Samford, 84, of Center, died July 17, 2016, at her residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born November 16, 1931, in Iola, to Lois Kelton Raymond and Mattie Crouch Raymond. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Dub Raymond. Survivors include, Husband, Jerry Samford of Center; Children, Jeff Samford & wife, Joanna, of Center, Sharon Wilson & husband, Rick, of Longview, Terry Samford & wife, Penny, of Austin, Sandy Wheeler of Center; Brother, Jack Raymond of Lake Jackson; Sister, Lena Junek of Snook.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
BILLY WAYNE GATTIS
Billy Wayne “Wild Bill” Gattis, 65, of Joaquin, died July 17, 2016, at his residence. Interment was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born February 24, 1951, in Jacksonville, to George Stokes Gattis and Fannie Flora Atkerson Gattis. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Richard Gattis, Ray Gattis. Survivors include, Wife, Dorothy Gattis of Joaquin; Children, Chasity Dean & husband, Troy, Ricky Nunley & wife, Holly, Keisha Byrd, Shaunda Byrd & husband, Dusten, Shelby Emerson & wife, Faith, Jamie Gattis & wife, Betty, Teresa Gattis; Brothers and Sisters, Earl Wayne Gattis, Lee Gattis & wife, Marie, Hazel Croft, Mary Snow, Sandra Sanford, Brenda Armstrong & husband, Jack.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
TONI CAROL ROBINSON
Toni Carol Robinson, 51, of Timpson, died July 16, 2016, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 1, 1965, to Clara Wheeler Buckley. She was preceded in death by, Mother, Clara Wheeler Buckley; Husband, David Robinson. Survivors include, Daughters, Carrie Robinson Simmons & husband, Brandon, of Ratcliff, Dana Robinson McDaniel & husband, Demarcus, of Timpson; Brother, Deven Buckley of Athens; Special Aunt, Linda Beavers of Timpson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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