Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending  August 2,  2002
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PARAMORE Addie P. Howell SOUTHERN Melanie McCoy TERRY Melanie McCoy
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I am looking for familes around the Shelby County area that are kin to CLARA MELTON who married W. E. WHALING IN 5-5-1911.  TOBE MELTON born 11-25-1885, who married WILLIE TEMPLETON, and WILLIE BRADHAM (Bradham he married on 4-13-1919.  JOHN J. MELTON who was born 5-5-1897 and married AWEDIA GLADWATER.  ROBERT LEE MELTON born 8-29-1896, who married GLADYS STONE.  CARRIE MELTON who married BUD PARISH, on 5-2-1906.  LAURA MELTON who married LON HOOPER, then JAMES HANSON, on 8-8-1909, then W. D. HOPKINS, who she married 9-13-1913.  She then married a man named ISAAC HAMILTON who lived in Port Arthur, Texas.  Their parents names were   JAMES J. (BUCK) MELTON, and MARY ARELIA ABNEY.  Any help on these people would be appreciated.  My e-mail address is  Thanks Linda 2

I am a descendant of many of the original families in Shelby County including the Moores, Conways, Faircloths and so on. I have researched these families for over 20 years and am interested in corresponding with others in this county. My daughter, Stephanie Lane Hankins, is descended from the Lanes, and many of the original families of Old Tennessee Community. Barbara Conway Bailey <>


VELMA OWENS---Velma Owens, 83, of Center, died July 26, 2002 at her residence.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born April 27, 1919, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Jeff and Donnie May Lock.  She was married to Aaron Owens and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include daughter, Sarah Scott of Center; brother Elzie Lock of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
LORENA MCSWAIN LAFITTE---Lorena McSwain Lafitte, 85, of Houston died July 25, 2002 in Beechnut Nursing Home, Houston.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born January 4, 1917, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Sanford B. and Stella Holt McSwain.   She was married to Bernard LaFitte and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include daughter, Gisele LaFitte of Houston; brother, S.B. McSwain of Center; and sister Octavia McSwain of Kansas. Mangum Funeral Home.
CARROLL WAYNE MILFORD---Carroll Wayne Milford, 69, of Timpson died July 28. 2002.  Burial was in Corinth Cemetery.  Born January 10, 1933, in Shelby County, he was the son of Barney and Monthledle Harris Milford.  Survivors include his wife, Branda Ritter Milford of Timpson; daughter, Tamie Yates of Timpson; sons, Doug Milford and Charles Milford of Timpson, Terry Milford of Newton and Randy Milford of Sam Rayburn; sister, Mary Lois Griffin of Nacogdoches.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
THOMAS EUGENE GOINGS---Thomas Eugene Goings, 52, of Longview, died July 28, 2002 at his residence.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Born July 10, 1950, he was the son of Hubert and Margurite Bass Goings.  Mr. Going was preceded in death by his father Hubert Goings of Montgomery, Alabama.  He is survived by his wife Margaret Ann Goings of Longview; son James Neil Goings of Nacogdoches; stepmother Arlette Goings of Millbrook, Alabama; mother and step-father, Margurite and Harold Tetrick of Garland; brothers Stan Goings of Longview and Don Goings of San Antonio; sisters, Brenda Joiner of Alabama, Carol Green of Millbrook, Alabama and Catherine Goings of Montgomery, Alabama.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home
MARTHA MAYFIELD GREEN---Martha Green, 73, of Tenaha, died July 27, 2002 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Ramah Cemetery. Born December 11, 1928 she was the daughter of Carl and Hetta Smith Mayfield.  Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her husband Charles A. Green.  She is survived by daughters, Mable Campbell of Whitehouse and Neoma Clephas of Tyler; sons Eddie Green of Tenaha; brothers, David Mayfield of Atlanta and Harold Mayfield of Atlanta; sister, Frances Witt of Atlanta.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
KING WYNDOC BOWDEN---King Bowden, 78, of West Helena Arkansas, died July 29, 2002.  Burial was in Ramah Cemetery.  Born August 14, 1923, in Tenaha, he was the son of Eugene and Mable King Bowden.  Survivors include his wife, Peggie Bowden of Arkansas; son, Larry W. Bowden of Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter Pam Brady of Arkansas.  Brothers, James Bowden of Houston, Jake Bowden of Cleveland and Jimmy Bowden of Tenaha. 
SYBLE LEE RAMSEY---Syble Ramsey, 89, of Longview, died July 30, 2002 in Longview.  Burial was in Tennessee Cemetery.  She was born October 10, 1912, in Joaquin.  Mrs. Ramsey is survived by her husband Lewis Fain Ramsey of Longview; daughter, Susan Lynn Carr of Alaska and sister, Ola Claxton of Longtview. Taylor Funeral Home.