Shelby County News

Week Ending August 08, 2013



Carter Huntington Amburn, 7, of Center, died August 4, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in San Augustine.  Interment was in Spann’s Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. Carter was born on May 17, 2006 in Nacogdoches to Raymond & Mollie Langford Amburn. Carter was a student at Center Elementary School. He was preceded in death by, Grandfather, Billy Amburn; Great Grandfather, Thomas Huntington Smith, Jr.; Great Grandmother, Leona Virginia Amburn; Great Grandfather, Bill Tom Langford. Survivors include, Parents, Raymond & Mollie Amburn of Center; Sister, Anna Marie Karolyne Amburn of Center; Grandparents, Barbara Amburn of Center, Carolyn (Smith) & Jimmie A. Johnson of San Augustine, Bruce E. Langford of San Augustine; Aunts & Uncles, Brady S. Johnson of Lufkin, Brock H. Johnson of San Augustine, Bailey E. Langford of Lufkin, Kelly Amburn & wife, Jeannie of Shelbyville, Billy Jack & Mindy Amburn of Galveston.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Danny Porterfield, 50, of Center, died August 4, 2013 in Center. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born September 13, 1962 in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Porterfield was a 1980 Graduate of Center High School. He was preceded in death by, Dad, Otis Earl Amburn, Jr.; Father-in-law, Gene Borders; Sister-in-law, Cheree Smith; Grandparents; Otis Earl Amburn, Sr. & Vassie Amburn, Ellard Baldree & Era Baldree. Survivors include, Wife, Gena Porterfield of Center; Son, Rece Porterfield of Center; Daughter, Rena Porterfield Horton & husband, Brian of Center; Mother, Helen Amburn of Center; Brother, Robert Amburn of Center; Mother-in-law, Christene Borders of Center; Sisters-in-law, Delicia Eaves & husband, Larry Joe of Center, Christy Mills & husband, Ronnie of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Wyatt Jace Hopkins, infant son of Justin and Maegan Hopkins of Center, died July 31, 2013 at LSU Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born Sunday, July 21, 2013 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Rosevine Cemetery, San Augustine County. He was preceded in death by, Grandmother, Judy Michelle O’Neal; Great Grandparents, Mary Myrtle & Steven Franklin Hopkins, James & Maurine Sanders; Great Grandmother, Sandra Tillotson; Great Grandfather, Odell O’Neal. Survivors include, Parents, Justin and Maegan Hopkins of Center; Brothers, Kyle Hopkins of Center, Aiden Sanders of Center; Sisters, Jade Hopkins of Center, Allie Hopkins of Center; Grandfather, Steve Monroe Hopkins & wife, Shawna of Center; Grandparents, John & Kim Sanders of Center; Great Grandmother, Willa Faye O’Neal of Benton, Arkansas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lee Roy Castleberry, 77, of Timpson, Texas, died August 01, 2013 in Timpson. Interment will be in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. He was born November 28, 1935, in Thornton, Texas, to Alton Castleberry and Julia Harlan Castleberry Bowman. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Annie Pearline Waggoner Castleberry; Son, Richard Earl Castleberry; Daughter, Alma June Castleberry; Brother, Melvin Harlan. Survivors include, Son, Roy Castleberry & wife, Sabrina of Huntsville, Texas; Brothers, Johnny Castleberry of Timpson, Jim Harlan & wife, Betty of Gainsville, Texas, Leslie Castleberry of Cleveland, Texas; Sisters, Eunice Morse of Cut N Shoot, Texas, Cathy Farrell & husband, Art of Cleveland; Daughter-in-law, Barbara Castleberry and family of Cold Springs, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas



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