Shelby County News

Week Ending August 20, 2009

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Martha E. Jones, 59, of Joaquin died August 12, 2009 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Ramah Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 21, 1950 in Bibb County, Alabama to David Simmons and Effie Lee Terry Simmons. Survivors include, Husband, Bobby Jones of Joaquin; Daughers, Belenda Graves of Alvin, Kim Smith of Spring, Stacy Marie Kline of Joaquin, Stephanie Marie Spruill of Scroggin, Kimberly Van Dyne of Mansfield, La, Barbara Ann Kline of Trinity; Sons, Robert Van Dyne of Joaquin, Robert Lawson of Tenaha, Michael Hensarling of Joaquin; Brothers and Sisters, Richard Simmons, Eddie Simmons, Marcella Meeks, Elaine, Kitty Soape, Freddy Stone.
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Sharon Emanis Crawford, age 60, of Center, died August 15, 2009 in Center. Burial was in Powdrill Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born November 27, 1948 in Gilmer to R. F. Williams and Faye Rutledge Williams. She was preceded in death by, Father; Brother, Mitchell Williams; Husband, Tommy Gene Emanis. Survivors include, Husband, Gary "Possum" Crawford of Center; Daughters, Mikah Weems & husband Jeff of Minden, Laura Wilson & husband Carl of Center; Sons, Scott Emanis & wife Brandi of Shelbyville, Mark Emanis & wife Ruby of Rock Island, Tn.; Mother, Faye Williams of Center; Sisters, Debra Williams of Center, Vickie Jackson & husband Glenn of Center; Brother, Robbie Williams & wife Kelle of Center.
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Charles W. "Chuck" Burch, Jr., 74 of Kenefick, died August 16, 2009 in Baytown. Burial was in Old Center Cemetery, Shelby County. Chuck was born November 1, 1934 in Omaha, NE, to Charles W. Sr. and Lois Lyle Burch. He was a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Burch was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Martha E. Schwartz Burch of Kenefick; Daughters, Kimberly O'Neal & husband Bryan of Dayton, Kathy Brackin of Dayton, Kristy Coursey & husband Herbert, Jr of Liberty Hill; Sisters, Charlene Kruk of GA, Diane Burch of The Woodlands; Brothers, Duane Hooper & wife Renee, Gerald Hooper, Bobby & Betty Schwartz, Dean & Cathy Schwartz.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton
Maudie Huntley, 85, of Joaquin, died August 19, 2009 at her residence. Burial will be in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 5, 1924 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Benjamin Cole and Maudie Mae Austin Lucky. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, James Huntley; Son, Ben Coody. Survivors include, Sons, Billy Coody & wife Gudrun of Las Vegus, NV, Doug Coody & wife Rhonda of Joaquin, Maxie Coody of Joaquin; Daughter, Ruth Coody Perdue of Joaquin.
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Oneita "Auntie" Muckleroy, 87, of Timpson, died August 19, 2009 in Center. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 5, 1922 in Timpson to Otis and Clara Crump Rhodes. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Oneil Rhodes. Survivors include, Husband, Gene Muckleroy of Timpson; Brother, Darrell Rhodes of Timpson.
Taylor Funeral Home




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