Shelby County News

Week Ending July 4 & 11, 2013



Neveska “Neg” Williams Alexander Wheatley, 84, died June 27, 2013. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery in the Bethel Community, Louisiana. She was born September 23, 1928 in Stockman, Texas to Walter and Willie Ada Muckleroy Williams. She was preceding in death by, Parents; Husbands, Lewis Alexander and Dured Wheatley; Sisters, Elwanda Bartin, Mickey Spaulding, Bobbie Jo Starr; Brothers, Temple Williams, Gibbs Williams. Survivors include, Son, Don Alexander & wife, Renee; Daughter, Debbie Nicholas & husband, Charles; Brothers, Banks Williams & wife, Dorothy, Buck Williams & wife, Melba, Lowell Randall Williams & wife, Karen.
Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana
Kenneth Warren Watlington, 91, of Center, died July 1, 2013 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Center. Interment was in Wimberly Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born June 6, 1922 in Horace, Kansas to Ferrell Watlington and Elizabeth Watlington. Mr. Watlington served his country as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by, Father, Ferrell Watlington; Mother, Elizabeth Watlington Clark; Brothers, Billy Earl Watlington, Jackie Watlington; Sister-in-law, Reba Watlington; Brother-in-law, Denny Adams. Survivors include, Wife, LaVelle Watlington of Center; Daughters, Zonia Corbell & husband, Shane of Shelbyville, Tonja Bordelon & husband, Ray of Frierson, Louisiana; Brothers, Cecil Watlington & wife, Virginia of Center, Jay Watlington & wife, Jo of Center; Sister, Mary Lou Adams of Center; Sister-in-law, Gloria Watlington.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Sammy Joe Eldredge, 74, of Timpson, died June 30, 2013. Interment was in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. He was born in Dripping Springs, Texas on June 13, 1939 to Joseph Orville and Leona Gertrude Jones Eldredge. Brother Eldredge was pastor at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church for 34 years. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Jim Eldredge; Mother-in-law, Audrey Crawford. Survivors include, Wife, Betty Eldredge of Timpson; Daughters, Cindy Rhodes & husband, Bobby of Timpson, Sandy Jones & husband, Carroll of Timpson; Brother, Don Eldredge & wife Debbie of Sherman; Sister-in-law, Wanda Eldredge of Sherman; Father-in-law, Roy Crawford of Timpson; Brother-in-law, Roy Crawford, Jr., of Whitney, Texas; Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law, Louise & Richard Koiner of Clarksville, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Joyce Ray Lee Hilliard, 86, of Houston, died July 1, 2013 in Lake Jackson, Texas. There was a private burial in Tenaha, Texas. She was born July 25, 1926 in Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas to George Lee and Bessie Poplin Lee. Joyce is preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Curtis J. Hilliard; Brothers, Raymond Lee, Maurice Lee, George Washington Lee, Jr.; Sister, Agnes Stone. Survivors include, Daughters, Olivia Hilliard Scheible & husband, Glen, Glenna Lee Hamilton & husband, Bill, Melinda Jo Hammond & husband, Glenn.
Online condolences can be sent to
Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors, Houston, Texas and Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Ellen Spears, 90, of Center, died July 2, 2013 in Tyler. Interment was in Old Palestine Cemetery, Alto, Texas. She was born August 9, 1922 in Jefferson County, Texas to Clovis and Ella Boullion Weber. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Roy Spears; Son-in-law, Wayne Smith; Sister, Georgia Hoistma. Survivors include, Children, James “Skip” Spears & wife, Tonja of Tyler, Trudy Hay & husband, Don of Nacogdoches, Molly Smith of Nebraska, Chris Dewey & husband, Dave of Utah; Brother, John Weber & wife, Jaynell of Slidell, Louisiana; Sister, Marain Parr & husband, Kenny of Deer Park.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Leigh Erica Harris, 41, of Nacogdoches, Texas, died July 6, 2013 in Nacogdochees. Interment was in Blair Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 17, 1972, in Carthage, Texas, to Mickey Fleming and Cindy Hudson Summers. She was preceded in death by, Parents, Mickey and Sheila Fleming; Grandparents, Jack and Minnie Lee Hudson, Hap and Mattie Fleming, Bro. Frank Summers. Survivors include, Son, Jack Harris of Timpson; Daughters, Holly Deason of Timpson, Heather Deason of Garrison, Texas; Parents, Jerry and Cindy Summers of Timpson; Grandmother, Helen Summers of Garrison; Sisters, Casie Spivey & husband, Robby of Longview, Texas, Regina Pace & husband, Dewayne of Henderson, Amy Dorman & husband, Rusty of Henderson; Brothers, Jason Fleming & wife, Nikki of Timpson, Stacy Fleming of Tyler, Levi Fleming of Nacogdoches, Jeremy Summers & wife, Tina of Kingwood, Texas; Aunt Gwen and Uncle Bubba, both of Timpson.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
James Nolan “Jim” Hawkins, 68, of Center, Texas, died July 05, 2013. Interment will be in Liberty Hill’s Taylor Cemetery, Bienville, Louisiana. Jim was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, on January 19, 1945. He was preceded in death by, Sister, Mary Sue Childers; Parents, Nolan Hawkins and Dorothy and Al Burnside. Jim faithfully served his country in the Air Force. Survivors include, Wife, Nelwyn Whitley Hawkins; Daughter, Judy Dill & husband, Brian of Dallas, Texas; Son, Steve Hawkins & wife, Rachel of Marshall, Texas; Brother-in-law, Bill Childers of Tyler.
The Downs Funeral Home, Marshall, Texas
Peggy Jean Carithers Enmon, 72, of Center, formerly of Louisiana, died July 06, 2013 at her residence. Peggy was born in Carroll County, Mississippi, May 25, 1941 to Hugh Henry Carithers and Minnie Lou Welch Carithers. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sisters, Louise Mulvihill, Elsie Russell, Shelby Jean Carithers; Brothers, Thomas Carithers, Louis Miller, William and Charles Daves. Survivors include, Husband, Clyde Enmon, Jr. of Center; Children, Wendy LeBlanc & husband, Michael of Chalmette, Louisiana, Susan Poincot & husband, Lloyd of Houma, Louisiana, Mel Enmon of Metairie, Louisiana, Lisa Enmon of Center; Brother & Sisters, Richard Carithers of Washington, Mary Ann Hirras of Florida, Martha Andrews of Ohio, Patricia Fleischer of Missouri; Brother-in-law, Richard Enmon & wife, Judy of Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Michael Edward Boyd, 56, of Carthage, died June 26, 2013. Interment was in Holland Quarters Cemetery, Carthage, Texas. He was born August 27, 1956 in Shelby County, Texas to Johnny and Eula Mae Mason Boyd. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Rodrick. Survivors include, Wife, Eula Faye Boyd; Daughter, Nekima Nisha Boyd; Brothers, John (Evelyn, who he loved like a sister) Boyd, Charles Westmoreland, Linzell Smith; Sister, Bobbie Reid.
Online condolences can be sent at
Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson, Texas
Daisy Snider, 93, of San Augustine County, died June 27, 2013, in San Augustine. Interment was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine. Ms. Daisy was born to Georgiana (Yates) Goings and Thomas Goings on September 23, 1919, in Shelby County, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Son, Ken Snider; Husband, Buck Snider. Survivors include, Daughter and son-in-law, Judith (Judy) and Arnold Soucie of San Augustine; Grandchildren, Michelle Grissom, Steven Snider, John Grisson, Wayne Grissom.
Online condolences can be sent at
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas
Mike Osby, Sr.,62 of Timpson, died June 25, 2013 at Hospice of East Texas, Tyler, Texas. Interment was in Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Survivors include, Daughters, Chante Osby of Garland, Texas, Anita Tutt & husband, Douglas of Timpson, Texas; Sons, Lavar Osby & wife, Pennille of Houston, Texas, Jeremy Osby of Houston, Texas, Mike Osby, Jr. of Dallas Texas; Mother, Yvonnie Harris of Nacogdoches, Texas; Brothers, Alford Osby of Houston, Texas, Calvin Osby of Houston, Texas; Sisters, Brenda Gaston of Dallas, Texas, Faye Johnson of Timpson, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Marvin Benton Crocker (known to all as Ben Crocker), 41, died June 23, 2013, in Catlin County, Arkansas. Interment was in Little Flock Cemetery. He was born to Bill and Annette Crocker in Nacogdoches, Texas on June 6, 1972. Survivors include, Wife, Shirley Crocker of San Augustine; Parents, Bill and Annette Crocker of San Augustine; Children, Patrick and Ashley Crocker of Bernard, Texas, Holly Crocker of Palestine; Step-children, Jason and Tonya of Nacogdoches, Billy Ray and Deloris of Garrison, Julie and Roger of Sand Hill, Karen and Eric of Wells, Joy of Nacogdoches, Randy and Vicky of Center; Brother, Bill and Ruby Crocker of San Augustine.
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas
Freddy Ray Ellison, 62, of Center, died June 29, 2013 at his residence. No funeral service is planned. He was born July 29, 1950 in McKinney to Simon Frederick Ellison and Julie Irene Prescott Ellison. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Son, John L. Ellison of Dallas; Daughter, Christi DePaul & husband, Shane of Dallas; Sister, Sue Matthews & husband, Milton of Garland; Brother, Billy Bob Ellison of Valley View; Nephew, who resided with him for the past two years, Barry Ellison & wife, Janet.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Ted McMahon, 59, of Carthage, died June 27, 2013 at Lifecare Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 31, 1953 to Vance and Billie Jean Stoker McMahon. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Aunts & Uncles, Nelda Jackson, Jack Stoker, Oran Stoker, Waylon Stoker. Survivors include, Uncle, Gaylon Stoker; Cousin, Robin Stewart of North Dakota.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Thomas Perry Owens, 75, of Timpson, Texas, died July 8, 2013, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born June 19, 1938, in Manila, Arkansas. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Jayce Addison Cradeur, 17, of Center, Texas died July 6, 2013. Burial will be in Grand Lake Cemetery in Louisiana. Jayce was born August 30, 1995 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was a 2013 graduate of Center High School. Survivors include, Mother, Crystal Rochelle Cradeur; Step-father, Earl Buckley; Sisters, Lexie Marie and Kylie Nicole Vidrine.
Online condolences can be sent at
Johnson Funeral Home, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Macel Lee Brock, 80, of Center, died July 2, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home. Interment was in Carroll Cemetery, Shelbyville, Texas. Survivors include, Sons, Harry Stansberry of Center, Lennon Edwards of Center, Charles Edwards, Sr. of Timpson; Daughters, Faye Edwards of Center, Renell Reed of Center, Renna Hubbard of Houston; Brother, Jimmy Louis Brock of Center.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Melissa Ann Lewis Wilburn, 50, of Huxley, died July 2, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. Interment was in West Hamilton Cemetery, Shelby County. Melissa was born August 24, 1962 in Beaumont. She was preceded in death by, Father, Johnny H. Lewis; Step-father, Buddy Montgomery; Brother, James “Sluggo” Montgomery, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Kenneth & Katherine Wilburn; Brother-in-law, Randy Wilburn. Survivors include, Husband, Ralph Wilburn of Huxley; Daughter & son-in-law, Summer & Tino Ramos of Lena, Mississippi; Mother, Evelyn Montgomery of Deweyville; Step-mother, Patsy Jones & husband, Bobby of Vidor; Brothers, David Lewis of Houston, Johnny E. “Bo” Lewis & wife, Lorie of Vidor, Eldon Montgomery of Deweyville; Sisters, Virginia Taylor & husband, Sammy of Vidor, Stephanie Smith of Grants, New Mexico, Patrina Rich & husband, Marvin of Vidor, Barbara Lowery & husband, Keith of Vidor, Josephine Montgomery of Deweyville; Special Brother, Riley Jones of Huxley.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
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