Shelby County News

Week Ending July 26, 2012



Emma Jean “Bunchie” Ross, 85, of Center, died July 19, 2012 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County. She was born April 28, 1927 in Shelby County to Joe Oliver Hagler and Emma Mae Askew Hagler. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Carroll “Junior” Ross; Sister, Bernice Eubanks; Brothers, James “Flip” Hagler, O. K. “Buddy” Hagler, Jack Hagler. Survivors include, Daughters,
Peggy Baylor & husband, Wesley of Center, Debbie Williford of Center; Sons, Joe Ross & wife, Ricki of Center,
Jeff Ross of Center, Mike Ross of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Madeline Ruth Keith, 83, of Center, formerly of Keithville, Louisiana, died July 11, 2012. Interment was in Keithville Cemetery, Keithville, Louisiana. Madeline was born on December 14, 1928 in Petersburg, Nebraska to Katherine and Valentine Walker. She was preceded in death by, Husband and father of her children, Norris Keith. Survivors include, Son, Neal Keith of Katy, Texas; Daughters, Shirley Andrews & husband, Jimmy of Center, Texas, Katherine Hendricks of Shreveport, Louisiana; Brothers, Jim Walker & wife, Sue, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pat Walker of Quincy, Illinois, Don Walker & wife, Janice, of Colorado Springs.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside, in Shreveport, Louisiana
Paige Rochelle Davila, 17, died July 16, 2012. She was born January 27, 1995 in Center, Texas. Survivors include, Grandparents, Benny & Emily Davila of Bridgeport, Texas, Larry & Theresa Hume of Center, Texas; Leon & Susan Cobb of Paradise, Texas; Parents, Louis Davila of Bridgeport, Texas; Josh & Diane Jenkins of Paradise, Texas; Brother, Marcus Ramirez of Bridgeport, Texas; Sisters, Christin Ramirez of Waco, Texas; Tiffany Davila of Bridgeport, Texas; Raquel Davila of Austin, Texas.
Tommy Lynn Wheeler, Sr., 78, of Timpson, Texas, died July 17, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born December 11, 1933, in Nacogdoches, to Claude Carroll and Lois Allen Wheeler. Survivors include, Sons, Tommy Wheeler, Jr. & wife, Hien of Nacogdoches, Kenneth Wheeler & wife Beth of Orange, Texas; Stepsister, Laverne Waters & husband, Earl of Dallas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Jimmy Jacobs, 65, of Center, died July 19, 2012 in Center. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. He was born October 16, 1946 to H.B. Jacobs and Gladdy Sherrod Jacobs. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Billy Jacobs, Jake Jacobs; Sister, Dutch Wilson. Survivors include, Sons, Jim Jacobs Jr. & wife, Sandy of Center, Tim Jacobs of Waxahachie, Dewayne Jacobs & wife, Ashley of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Tommie Jean Kerr, 72, of Center, died July 21, 2012 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born July 26, 1939 in Joaquin to Frank Kerr and Mary Lucille Bolin Kerr. Ms. Kerr is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Mrs. Corrine Gardner Lacy, 87, of Houston, Texas, died. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 28, 2012, Garden of Gethsemane, 4715 Griggs Rd. Houston, Texas 77021. Local Survivors are, Brothers, Tom Gardner (Katy) of Shelbyville, Texas and Lucky (Wilda) Gardner of Center, Texas; Sisters, Gladys Faye Key of Tucson, Arizona and Betty Sander (John) of Center, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas and Richardson Funeral Home, Houston, Texas

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