Shelby County News

Week Ending September 03, 2015


The Shelby County Historical Society announces the beginning of their fall programs on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:00 P. M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The guest speaker this month will be Mr. Roger Doyle, who came to Shelby County in 2000 with his wife Judy, from his hometown of Groveton in Trinity County.  He is a licensed embalmer and is employed at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.  He is the Commander of the local camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  He will speak to us about Camp Jesse Amason and tell us about the gear of the common soldier.  He will be dressed in a Confederate uniform.  We welcome everyone to join us at this program and also to visit our displays and genealogical library.  We seek new members and  volunteers who are interested in preserving the historical past of Shelby County. 



Huey Dan Wagstaff, Sr., 74, of Tenaha, died August 26, 2015 in Center. Interment was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. He was born October 1, 1940, in Shelby County, to James Edward Wagstaff and Thelma Rae Morris Wagstaff. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Jimmy Wagstaff. Survivors include, Wife, Ruth Wagstaff of Tenaha; Children, Sheila McCauley & husband, David, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Cheryl Flournoy & husband, Kenneth, of Tenaha; Danny Wagstaff & wife, Michele, of Tenaha; Sisters, Clara Lou Derick of Baton Rouge, Jean Gunter & husband, James, of Keithville, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jerrel Goings, 74, of Shelbyville, died August 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 23, 1940, in Shelbyville, to Ennis Goings and Mozell Windham Goings. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter, Penny Hughes; Son, Flint Goings; Sisters, Sis Mattox, Billie Goings; Brother, Clovis Goings. Survivors include, Wife, Judy Marie Cassell Goings of Shelbyville; Daughter, Ginger Nell White of Kentucky; Sister, Debbie Runnels; Brothers, W. J. Goings, Leon Goings.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
On August 27th 2015 at 6 am Priscilla Lynee Shoop, 65, died August 27, 2015. She was born January 18, 1950 in Joliet Illinois. Survivors include, Husband, Forrest (Butch) Shoop; Sons, Chance & wife, Sherri Shoop of Center Texas, Brian & wife, Clavel Rotolo of Aubrey Texas; Daughters, Christy & husband, JJ Croix of El Campo Texas, Jenny & husband, Bud Cain of Nacogdoches Texas; Sisters, Susan Papesh of New Lenox Illinois, Janet Kish of Azel Texas, Joan Marie Shepard of Pontiac Illinois.
C. C. Permenter, 84, of Plano, Texas. died August 30, 2015. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Texas. He was born December 14, 1930 in Huxley, Texas to Ettie and Oscar Permenter. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Stepfather, Bud Oswalt; Brother, Dennis (Maxine) Oswalt. Survivors include, Wife, Mary Lou Permenter; Children, Janise Permenter, John (Leslie) Hines, Jane Stewart; Brother, Danny (June) Oswalt.
Marilyn Elizabeth Maynard, 60, of Timpson, Texas, died September 1, 2015, in Timpson. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on January 18, 1955 to Henry Clark, Jr. and Lanie Martin Clark in Berkley County, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband, Jesse Thomas Maynard; Son, Lucky C. Litchfield Jr. & wife, Julie of Lake Dallas, Texas; Jessica E. Maynard of Nacogdoches, Texas; Brother, Tony Clark & wife, Mary of Bonneau, South Carolina; Sister, Lynn Clark of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Curtis Lee Bryant, 56, of Shreveport, Louisiana, died September 1, 2015 at Roseview Nursing Center in Shreveport Louisiana. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Father, James Bryant of Tenaha, Texas, Sisters, Carolyn Tinner of Center, Texas, Tammy Tinner of Center, Texas, Marthal Lindsey Gates of Center, Texas, Maggie Tinner of Amarillo, Texas, Barbara Tinner of Ft. Worth, Texas, Norma Green of Ft. Worth, Texas, Brenda (Kevin) Dones of Tenaha, Texas; Brothers, Sammy Bryant of Palestine, Texas,
Clifford Jones of Logansport, Louisiana, James (Kathleen) Tinner of Odessa, Texas, Leavitt Tinner of Amarillo, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Raymond M. Forbis, 91, of Milam, died August 27, 2015 at Hemphill Care Center in Hemphill. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery, Milam, Texas. He was born October 1, 1923 in Center, Texas to William Levie and Lula Lavenia Strong Forbis. He served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Dorothy Forbis; Sons, James “Jimmy” Forbis, Kenneth “Kenny” Forbis; Daughter-in-law, Becky Forbis. Survivors include, Son, Michael Forbis & wife, Sharon of Jacinto City; Daughter-in-law, Ann Forbis of Milam; Brother, Jack Forbis & wife, Dorothy of Timpson.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas





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