Shelby County News

Week Ending August 23, 2012



S. J. Wells, 75, of the Antioch Community of Panola County, Texas, died August 15, 2012 at his home. Interment was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. Mr. Wells was born on May 19, 1937, in Houston, Texas to Frank Rice and Jewel Aline Linton Wells. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Roy Wells. Survivors include, Wife, Kathryn Wear Wells of the Antioch Community; Sons, Ray Wells, of the Antioch Community, Larry Wells of Carthage; Daughters, Deloris Griffin & husband, Keith of Karnack, Texas, Dorthy Sparks & husband, Marvin of Amarillo, Texas; Sister, Laverne Paxton & husband, Gene of Henderson, Texas; Brother, Frank Wells & wife, Florence of Houston, Texas.
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Charles "Chuck" Harmon, a 1972 Center High School graduate, died suddenly and will be missed by his family friends and loved ones. Survivors include, Wife, Candace "Candi"; Sons, Logan (Kayla), Larry (Glenna); Daughter, Lauren.
A celebration of Chuck's life was held at Portland Avenue Community Center, 3513 Portland Avenue, East, Tacoma.
Louise Beatrice Hooper, 86, of Timpson, Texas, died August 18, 2012, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. She was born May 20, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois to Sam and Mabel Scopel Camazzola. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Gene Hooper; Brother, Pete Camazzola; Sister, Gena Murphy. Survivors include, Son, Sam Hooper of Nacogdoches; Daughter, Frances Ramsey of Longview, Texas; Brother, Joe Camazzola & wife, Linda; Sisters, Helen Cole, Lona Cole & husband, Frank, Neta Marie Henry & husband, Donald.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas

Ann Lowe, 80, of Joaquin, died August 20, 2012 in Center. Interment was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born July 20, 1932 in Shelby County to Donnie R. Keith and Loretta Ward Keith. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Shorty Lowe; Father of her children, Calvin Reed Miller. Survivors include, Daughter, Geraldine Bridges & special friend and companion, A G Elliott of Joaquin; Son, Carroll Ray Miller & wife, Ruth of Tenaha; Uncle, Junior Ward of Timpson.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Clem Wilton “Willie” Patterson, 86, died August 14, 2012 in Center, Texas. Interment was in Wilbarger Memorial Park, Vernon, Texas. He was born on September 24, 1925 in Floyd County, Texas to Harvey Richard and Bettie Marshall Patterson. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Benevee “Bea” Boyd Patterson; Brothers, Melvin, Marshall, Russell, Bobby and Charles Patterson; Sister, Bernita Campbell. Survivors include, Children, Willie Ray & Leola Patterson of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, Randy & JoAnn Patterson of Tenaha, Texas, Charles & Debra Patterson of Plainview, Texas, Pamala & Katsumi Metz of Graham, Washington, Millard & Sarah Patterson of Round Rock, Texas, Scott & Dana Patterson of Las Animas, Colorado, Tim & Rhonda Patterson of Tenaha, Texas; Sisters, Nellie Jo Kimball of Ft Worth, Texas, Mattie Taylor of Brownsville, Texas, Myrtle Finley of Lubbock, Texas, Charlene Whitfill of Snyder, Texas, Mary Pierce of Crosbyton, Texas; Brother, Jerry Patterson of Grant's Pass, Oregon.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jacqueline Porter, 47, of Center, died August 12, 2012 in Houston. She was born September 15, 1964 in Okinawa, Japan to Joseph and Tamiko Gonzales. Survivors include, Husband, Rodney Broadway of Center; Sons, Frank Ryan Porter of California, Randy Broadway of Center; Daughter, Marissa Lewis & husband, Jason of Salisbury, Maryland; Father, Joseph Gonzales of California; Brother, Robert Raul Gonzales of California; Sister, Gracie Gonzales of California.
Alton Rex Beckworth, 69, of Little Rock, Arkansas, died August 18, 2012, in Little Rock. Interment was in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born September 4, 1942, in Panola County, Texas to Marcus Willis and Lula Mae Plemons Beckworth. Survivors include, Wife, Jannett Estes Beckworth of Little Rock; Son, Danny Lee Beckworth; Daughters, Wanda Beckworth, Tina Marie Johnson, Angela Renee’ Salters; Stepdaughter, Teresa Annette Patzold; Brother, Eldon Keith Beckworth.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas

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