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The Netherly Family tenth Reunion will be held Friday, July 30th from 6:00p.m. - 10:30p.m.;   Saturday, July 31th from 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.; Saturday Evening from 7:00p.m. - 11:00p.m. at the Center Community Recreation Center, 423 San Angustine St., Center, Texas. 
Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 7:45am -  9:00am church services "Todd Springs Baptist Church".  If you should have questions regarding the above information, email



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My great-great grandfather Ephraim Miles Mitchell and his family were in Shelby Co., TX starting in the 1840's and are shown in the Shelby Co.  Census in 1846, 1850, 1860, and 1870.  Ephraim and his wife Rebecca died in Shelby County in 1875 and 1879 respectively.  They had 10 children.  I have not been able to find them in any of the on-line Shelby County cemeteries so far.  I would really appreciate any information on them and their family.  Thanks.  Stan Snipes, Houston, TX, 2


   Thomas Burl Warner, Jr., 55, of San Augustine, died July 24, 2004, in San Augustine. Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born August 19, 1948, in Jasper, he was the son of Thomas Burl Warner, Sr and Faye Easley.  He worked in wood products.  Survivors include his wife, Janet Coulter Warner of San Augustine; mother, Faye Easley Warner House of Hemphill; brothers, Robert Warner of Houston and Marcus Paul Warner of Columbus: sister, June Fuller of Rosevine.  Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
   Herman Bussey, 84, of Center, died July 25, 2004 in Shreveport.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.  Born April 1, 1920, in Shreveport, he was the son of Robert and Irene Bussey.  Mr. Bussey was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Irene Bussey.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Walter "Buddy" Creech, 58, of Joaquin died July 26. 2004 in Center.  Burial was in Jackson Cemetery.  Born January 2, 1946, in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, he was the son of Floyd Augustus and Minnie Lee Bolton Creech.  He was retired as a pipeline welder and a Navy veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Bennette Creech of Joaquin; sons, Tony Creech of Fairplay and Brady Creech of Elysian Fields; sister, Rachel Wilson of Logansport, Louisiana.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Robert L. Allen, 57, died July 20, 2004 in Center.  Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Born March 8, 1947, in Center, he was the son of Millie Mae Henderson and L. C. Allen.  Mr. Allen was employed by Center ISD.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mollie Henderson and L.C. Allen and one brother.  Survivors include wife, Merlene Allen; daughters, Adrenne Sparks, Bridget Garrett and Brandy Calhoun; brothers, Joe lee Calhoun, Melvin Calhoun, Willie D. Jackson Y. D. Jackson, Lewis Jackson, David Henderson; sisters, Jessie Buckley Velma Lee Calhoun.  Hicks Mortuary.
   Charles Smith, 71, of Center died July 19, 2004 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Westview Cemetery.  Born October 10, 1933, he was the son of Elzie and Ethel Smith.  Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his parents, Elzie and Ethel Smith; son, Charles Willis Smith; sisters Rosemary Hamilton and Margie Nell Yarbrough and brothers, J.C. Smith, Claude Arthur Smith and Norman C. Goodwin.  Survivors include is wife Mozelle Smith; daughters, Charlene Cooper, Janice Clifton and Brenda Smith; sons, Jackie L. Canton, Wilbert Simmons, jr., Alvin Smith, Rickey Smith and Roger Cooper.  Hicks Mortuary.
   Mary Halbert Lanier, 90, of Garrison, died July 12, 2004 in Garrison. Burial was in Cannon Cemetery, Shelby County.  Mrs. Lanier was born March 25, 1914 in Milan.  She was preceded in death by husband, Charles Willis Lanier; brother, Clarence Halbert and sister, Rosa Lee Sanford.  Survivors include daughters, Wanda Cannon of Gary, Betty Jo Moore of Vidor; son, Charles E. Lanier of Lumberton.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   L. B. Smotherman, 81, of Huxley died July 27, 2004 at his residence. Burial was in Strong Cemetery.  Born June 5, 1923, in Shelby County, he was the son of Bill and Lera Bell Smotherman.  Mr. Smotherman was a farmer and carpenter.  Survivors include his wife, Betty English Smotherman of Huxley; daughters, Sue Bolton and Ann Crocker, both of Center; son, Randy Smotherman of Huxley; half-sister, Rodean Barnett of Huxley.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Sallie Mae Davis, 74, of Center died July 21, 2004 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Haley-Bush Cemetery.  Survivors include sons, Perry Davis and Willie Davis, both of Shelbyville; daughter, Sallie Ann Davis of Shelbyville; brothers, Artis Jackson of Shelbyville and Rush Jackson and Edward Redman , both of Houston; sisters, Margrett King and Catheren King, both of Shelbyville, Dora Lee Jones of San Augustine and Lena Mae Jones of Houston
   Jimmy May, 56, of Mansfield, Louisiana, died July 28, 1947, in Mansfield.  Burial was in Joaquin Cemetery.  Born October 9, 1947, in Joaquin, he was the son of Zan and Audie Sims May.  Mr. May was a Army Veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Beard May of Mansfield; daughters, Maranda Knox of Eddy and Summer Covington of Tenaha; son, Jimmy May of Tenaha; stepdaughters, Shannon Warren of Little Rock, Arkansas and Carman Price of Alexandria, Louisiana; stepsons, Richard Jones of Joaquin and Michael Kelly of Little Rock; mother, Audie Sims May of Joaquin; sisters, Billie Lawhorn of Alvin, Bobbie Pruitt of Magnolia, Ruby Seago of Greenwood, Louisiana, Reeta Ann Frieze of Elko, Newvada and Carolyn Warrick of Pittsburg; brothers, Don May of Joaquin, Roy May of Gladewater and Sammy May of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home
   Bernardian Bautista, 97, of Center, died July 29, 2004 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Born June 14, 1907, in Angadanan, Isabela, Philippines. she was the daughter of Faustino and Eulalia Bautista.  Mrs. Bautista was a homemaker.  Survivors include daughter, Dr. Juliana B. Alindada of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

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