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Week Ending September 3, 2009

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Irene Bass Fleming, 88, of Timpson, died August 26, 2009. Burial was in Blair Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 7, 1920, in Timpson, to Jacob Albert Ivy, Sr. and Sarah Ella Powers Ivy. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Woody Fleming; Daughter, Janette Foshee; An Infant Son; 1 Brother; 4 Sisters. Survivors include, Sons, Glyn Bass & wife Janis of Timpson, Bob Bass, of Timpson; Sister Betty Harbison of Nacogdoches.
Taylor Funeral Home
Robert Lee Stanley, age 60, of Center died August 27, 2009 at his residence. Burial was in Borders Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born Nov. 14, 1948 in Center, Texas to Hardy & Eppie Irene Graves Stanley. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam War. He is preceded in death by, Parents; Infant Brother; Infant Sister. Survivors include, Daughter, Angelique Stanley of Houston; Sisters, Clara Mae & husband, Travis Risinger of Shelbyville, Ruth Ann & husband, Earl Cooper of Orange.
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Oran Williams, Jr., 58, of Etoile, died August 27, 2009 at his home. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 10, 1950 in Center to Oran Williams and Lela Phillips Williams. Oran served in the 101st Airborne division of the Army during Vietnam from 1967 - 1972. Survivors include, Daughter, Tina Williams of Tucson, Arizona; Son, Oran Williams, III or Panama City Beach, Florida; Sisters, Evelyn Green & husband Jim of Center, Jeannie Joiner & husband Eddie of Lufkin, Barbara Ellis & husband Billy of Burleson; Brothers, Rick Wiggington of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Jerry Maynard & wife Mary of Burleson.
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Carl Junior Smith, 75, of Gary, Texas died August 29, 2009 in Longview. Burial was at White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born June 28, 1934 in Grigsby, Texas to Joe “Monk” Engram and Della Smith. He was preceded in death by, Parents; 14 Brothers and Sisters.a Smith. Survivors include, Wife, Rachel Smith; Son, Bobby Smith of Gary, Texas; Daughters Helen & husband Victor Slanina of Bastrop, Texas, Pattie & husband Mark Foster of Tatum, Texas; Sister, Geraldine Smith of Tenaha, Texas; Sister-in-law, Marilyn Smith of Tenaha.
Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
Charles Michael Prinz, 45, of Trinity, died August 22, 2009 at his home. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County He was born December 13, 1963 in Houston to Clarence Prinz and Gladys Miller Prinz. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sisters, Rebecca Lynn Prinz, Deborah Ann Wilde. Survivors include, Brothers, Clarence Prinz, Jr. & wife Judy of Ashdown, Arkansas, Terry Prinz & wife Peggy of Huntington, Brother, William Prinz & wife Patsy of Huxley; Sister, Ivy Kennedy & husband Sean of Hillsboro.
Richard “Dick” Payne, 85, Joaquin, died September 2, 2009 in Shreveport. Burial will be in Shelbyville Cemetery. He was born November 28, 1923 to Dewey Payne and Virginia Canaday Payne. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Elliott Payne; Sister, Dotsie O’Quinn. Survivors include, Wife, Kathryn Burton Payne of Joaquin; Daughters, Annette Payne of Haughton, Louisiana, Carlitta King of Wichita Falls, Dianne Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana; Sons, Bubba Howard & wife Linda of Shreveport, Louisiana, Lane Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana; Brothers, Don Payne of California, Harold Payne of Australia; Sisters, Millie Blansett of California, Margie Long of Louisiana.
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R. L. Nickerson, 66,died August 16, 2009. Burial was in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. He was born November 30, 1942 to Clara and R. C. Nickerson. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Melissa Nickerson; Sister, Kay Marie Nickerson; Daughter, Darlene Nickerson. Survivors include, Daughters, Debra Nickerson of Center, Laginia Nickerson of Center; Sons, Robert Nickerson of Lake Charles, La., Bobby Nickerson of Lake Charles; Sisters, Ada Nickerson of Houston, Clara Washington of Houston, Ruthie Chavis of Baytown, Willie Mae Chatlin of Beaumont, Mary Lee Booker of Beaumont, Mary Nickerson-Edwards of Center, Jenny Greer of Center, Mary Jeanette Harris; Brothers, James L. Nickerson of Beaumont, J. L. Nickerson of Beaumont, John L. Nickerson of Houston, E. L. Nickerson of Houston.
Community Funeral Home
Bonita Evon Goodwin, 55, died August 12, 2009. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born May 12, 1954 to Letha Wilks and Cluster Edwards. Survivors include, Husband, Rommie Lee Goodwin; Mother, Letha Wilks; Sisters, Juanita Edwards, Jeanette Edwards, Mary Edwards, Thrersa Watson, Brenda Lewis, all of California; Brothers, Harvey Edwards, Albert Leon Watson.
Community Funeral Home
Cleveland Lee “C. L.” Casey, 70, died August 20, 2009. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born January 8, 1939 to Dora Moore and Cleveland Casey. He was precede in death by, Wife, Callie Jean Casey; Sons, Cleveland Louis Casey, Michael Wayne Casey; Sisters, Lucy Mae Patton, Alice Mae Hamilton, Dora Sue Moore; Brother, James L. Moore. Survivors include, Sisters, Merlene Allen of Center, Frances Casey of California; Brothers, Alonza L. Moore, Jr. of Center, Michael Ray Moore of Center, Freddy Moore of Center.
Community Funeral Home




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