Shelby County News

Week Ending September 4, 2008

New Stuff/Additions/Corrections

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 (formerly 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.


     Joyce Smith, 82, of Center, died August 31, 2008, at her home. Burial will be in Newbern Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born February 4, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Robert Edgar Pell and Francis Jeanette Quarls Pell. Preceded in death by, Husband, Winston S. Smith. Survivors include, Daughter, Betty Mooney of Center; Sons, Jerry Smith of Woodstock, Georgia, Kenneth Smith of Cypress.

                      Online condolences may be sent at  

    Mark E. Wilburn, 53, of Zwolle, Louisiana, died August 30, 2008, at his home. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. He was born August 30, 1955 in Lufkin to Ellis Lamar Wilburn and Jo Beth Hardy Wilburn. Preceded in death by Father, Ellis L. Wilburn. Survivors include, Wife, Nancy Wilburn of Cleburne, Texas; Son, Josh Ellis Wilburn of Longview; Mother, Jo Beth Wilburn of Shelbyville.
                    Online condolences may be sent at 
    Jimmy Ray Sharp, Sr. 54, of Joaquin, died September 2, 2008, in Center. Burial will be in Brookland Cemetery, Joaquin. He was born December 9, 1953 in San Augustine, Texas. Preceded in death by Mother, Georgia Mae Evans; Daughter, Melinda Kay Sharp. Survivors include, Wife, Deborah Sharp of Joaquin; Sons, Bimbo Sharp of Logansport, Jeff Sharp of Joaquin; Daughters, Danyel Sharp of Joaquin, Deena Sharp of Joaquin; Brothers, Richard Sharp of Joaquin, Charlie Sharp of Michigan, Donald Wayne Harris of Colorado; Sister, Annie Marie Sharp of Crockett.
                    Online condolences may be sent at  
    Mary Gay, 62, of Shelbyville, died September 3, 2008, at a Tyler hospital. Burial will be in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 25, 1946 in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada to Harry and Alice Ashcroft. Survivors include, Husband, Ruben Gay of Shelbyville; Sons, Douglas Gay of Flower Mound, Michael Gay of Shelbyville, Bobby Gay of Staten Island, New York; Sister, Anne Ashcroft of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; Brother, Doug Ashcroft of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
                   Online condolences may be sent at  
    Ruth Mena, age 93 of Center, died September 2, 2008. Burial will be in Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County. She was born Nov. 28, 1914 to Jacob Eben Smith, Sr. & Dee Jones Smith. Preceded in death by Parents; Husband, H.D. Grant, Husband, Andrew Mena; Siblings, J.E. Smith, Jr., Effie Nobles, Ruby D. Smith. Survivors include, Sons, Neil Grant of Center, Noel Grant of Center.
                  Mangum Funeral Home  


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