Shelby County News

Week Ending August 21, 2008

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The Britnell reunion will be held on August 30, 2008 (Saturday of Labor Day Weekend), from 10:00 to 3:00 at the Family Life Center at the First Baptist Church in Winnie, Texas! Come and join us for a pot luck dinner with plenty for all! For more information you may call Rodney Britnell at 409-296-4985 or 409-658-9872!  


Center High School Homecoming - October 24 & 25, 2008


October 24, 2008 - Football game between Center & Rusk
October 25, 2008 - Alumni Meeting at Center Middle School Cafeteria at 9:00 AM
Classes will meet at various locations:

Classes 1947, 1948, 1949 & 1950 will meet
at 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 25, 2008 at T/R Steaks & More (formally Golden Corral), 825 Hurst Street, Center, Texas. If you know anyone in any of these Classes, we would appreciate you calling and giving us their address, phone number, E-Mail address or whether they are deceased. Our phone number is 936-598-4183

The Class of 1967 will hold their reunion on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 7:00 PM at the Center Country Club.


    Dannie Bearden, 69, of Timpson, died August 17, 2008 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Blair Cemetery, Shelby County. Born September 28, 1938, in the Huber Community of Shelby County, Texas, he was the son of the late John Henry and Nellie Lee Grant Bearden. Survivors include, Son, Bobby Bearden of Timpson; Daughter Donna Green of Tenaha; Brothers, Red Bearden of Center, Texas, Tommy Bearden of Willis Point, Texas, Robert Bearden of De Ridder, LA., and Johnny Ray Bearden of Wills Point; Sisters, Weta Fay Gullett of Willis Point, Emma Jean Moore of Center, Sarah Nell Combs of Overton, Texas, and Patsy Ann Bearden of Will Point. Taylor Funeral Home
    Gene Borders, 66, of Center, died, August 19, 2008, at a Shreveport hospital. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. He was born February 17, 1942 in Port Arthur to A.E. Borders and Susie Dearing Borders. Preceded in death by Daughter, Cheree Borders Smith. Survivors include, Wife, Christene Borders of Center; Daughters, Gena Porterfield of Center, Delicia Eaves of Center, Christy Mills of Center; Brothers, Ronnie Borders of Center, Donnie Borders of Center. Watson & Sons Funeral Home

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    Emmitt Shumway, 80, of Joaquin, died August 17, 2008. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born to Ben and Mable Crawford Shumway in Houston. He served in US Army during WWII. He is preceded in death by his Parents; Daughters, LaQuida Shumway, Belinda Day; Brother, Bud Shumway. Suvivors include, Wife, Gloria Shumway of Joaquin; Sons, Johnny Shumway of Florida, Lionel Shumway of Joaquin, Guy Shumway of Springfield, MO; Sisters, Lillie Shumway of Sequin, Marie Fish of Austin; Brother, Gene Autry Shumway of Granby, CO.

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