Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending  August 9,  2002
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The annual Connell family reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, in the hospitality room of the Texas State Bank in Haslam.  Doors will open at 10:30.  Bring a covered dish and lots of memories!!  For more information
contact Mary Cummings at 936-269-4141 or email   




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 <> 2


ELIZABETH KAY HUDSON---Elizabeth Kay Hudson, 57, of Tenaha, died August 3, 2002.  Burial was in Ramah Cemetery.  Born March 12, 1945, in Columbia, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Robert Guy and Audrey Elizabeth Walker McDonald.  Survivors include her husband, J.R. Hudson, of Tenaha; daughter, Lisa K. Castilleja of Austin and brother Kendall McDonald of Tenaha.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
BILLY HOWARD CHURCHMAN---Billy Howard Churchman, 70, of Oakwood, died August 5, 2002 in Timpson.  Burial was in Corinth Cemetery.   Born October 16, 1931, in Spiro, Oklahoma, he was the son of Guy and Eva Kelsey Churchman.  Survivors include his wife, Virginia Acrey Churchman of Oakwood; sons, Wayne Churchman of Mesa, Arizona, Michael Churchman of Vista, California, Arlin Churchman, Max churchman and Joe Churchman all of Oakwood; daughter, Regena Frazier of Raleigh, North Carolina; sisters, Mary Ann Scott of Brazoria and Sherry Frazier of Center.  Taylor Funeral Home.
RONALD EDWARD JONES---Ronald Edward Jones 59, of Chester, died August 6, 2002 in Chester.  Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Chester.  Born Mary 1, 1943, in Woodville, he was the son of James and Virginia Lewis Jones.  In addition to his parents, survivors include daughters, Rebecca Mason of Houston and Allyson Jones of Seattle, Washington; son Ronald Jones of Georgetown; sisters Suzanne Davis of Shreveport and Carolyn Lovett of Springdale, Arkansas.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
CHRISTINA MARIE MCCRAY FOUNTAIN--- Christina Marie Fountain, 23, of Tenaha died August 7, 2002 in Center.  Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery.  Born August 11, 1967, in Michigan, she was the daughter of Ralph and Artha Hare Matlock McCray.  Survivors include her husband, Billy Fountain of Tenaha; sons, Billy Doyle Fountain, Jr. and Charles Waylon Fountain, both of Tenaha; Mother and Father, Artha and Paul Matlock, of Tenaha; sisters, Melissa McCray and Nancy Joseph, both of Tennessee, and Tracy Matlock and Jolene Joseph, both of Tenaha; brothers, Shane Mattock of Marshall and Billy Hughes of Houston.   Mangum Funeral Home. 
ALTON TROY FULTS---Alton Fults, 57, of Center, died August 7, 2002 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery.   Born March 25, 2945, in Cleveland, Texas, he was the son of Albert and Yvonne Jones Fults.  he is survived by his daughter Jackie Fults Hampton of Kingwood; son Benton Troy Fults of Korea; mother, Yvonne Fults of Mt. Herman; sister, Mary Anne Carter-Wehmeyer of Navasota.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.