Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending  September 6,  2002
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Corrections/Additions/New Stuff 




Homecoming, 2002 - October 12, 2002
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Classes of 1947, 1948, 1949 & 1950 will meet at the Historical Shelby County Courthouse at 7:00 P.M. This is 55 years for 1947.


Correction---Rhodie Jean Richards Echols was reported in the 08/23/2002 Shelby County Facts as being buired in Dixon Cemetery, Timpson, this was in error and should have been Powdrill Cemetery.


James Elton Todd, 12/18/1876 - 03/24/1960 has been added to Cedar Yard Cemetery.


Leonard has added the Shelbyville Classes of 1949 and 1950 to the Schools.


The Windham family reunion will be October 12, 2002 at the Texas State Bank hospitality room in Haslam, Texas.  Doors will open at 10:30.  Bring the kids and a covered dish.  Lunch will be at noon with lots of memories to go around.  For more info contact Mary Cummings @ 936-269-4141 or email




My name is Kimberly L Holman.  Lovin Holman is my great grandmother.  According to my grandmother, Lovin Holman passed away a week before Christmas in 1953 and was laid to rest on Christmas day, which she believes to be a Friday.  If you have any further information pertaining to Lovin Holman or Clave Holman please send it to  We would greatly appreciate any small bit of information from the past. Thank you, Kimberly Holman 2

Am searching for Mecie Frances Lucas Warr. She was married to Vaughn/Von Warr.  She died on 10 Aug 1952 in Shelby Co. Tx. and is buried there with her husband.  I also have her date of birth and know that Mangum Funeral handled her arrangments.  I would like to know who their children were, her parents and how can I contact any of her siblings.  Thank you. Judy A. Allen



NOLAN JONES---Nolan Jones, 75, of Center, died August 31, 2002 in Center. Burial was in Lone Cedar Cemetery.  Born August 13, 1927, in Shelby County, he was the son of Alvin and Ollie Rebecca Eakin Jones.  Survivors include his wife, Hazel Jones of Center; daughters Sheilia Gay Jones, Brenda Gail Acuna and Sherry Diane Nettles, all of Center; brother, Darrel Jones of Joaquin.
MARJORIE EMMA HARDY HILBURN---Marjorie Hilburn, 89, of Nacogdoches died August 31, 2002 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery, Rusk County.  Born October 1, 1912, in Rusk County, she was the daughter of Noble and Ida Todd hardy.  Survivors included a son, Jerry Hilburn of Timpson; daughters Jo Ann Hilburn of Nacogdoches.  Taylor Funeral Home.
VIRGLE ALLEN REYNOLDS---Virgle Allen Reynolds, 55, of Galloway Community, died August 30, 2002 in Houston.  Burial was in Adams Cemetery, Panola County.  Born June 14, 1947, he was the son of V.A. and Alma Cooley Reynolds.  Survivors include his wife Betty Reynolds; son Terry Gene Reynolds; mother, Alma Reynolds and brothers Albert Reynolds of Houston and Jerald Reynolds of Joaquin.  Mangum Funeral Home.
LAWRENCE HIRAM CHANCE---Larry Chance, 78, of Docono, Colorado died August 29, 2002 in Colorado.  Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery.  Born February 14, 1924, he was the son of Lonnie and Ora Dorethea Spurlock Chance.  Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Chance of Docono and sons Gerald Chance of San Antonio, Jimmie Chance of Houston, Ralph Chance of Aurora, Colorado, Randy Chance of Broomfield, Colorado; brother, Lonnie Chance of Center and sister, Fleta Hill of Friendswood.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
LONEITA PICKETT MOONEY CARNAHAN---Loneita Carnahan, 88, of Austin, died September 2, 2002 in Austin.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Shelby County.  born October 7, 1913, in Waco, she was the daughter of Harry Clay and Vada Wood Pickett.  She was married to Lawrence Mooney and Ford Carnahan; both preceded her in death.  Survivors in clude sons, David Manzy Mooney of Live Oak and Lawrence Henry Mooney, Jr. of Austin; daughter, Giovanna Mooney Searcy of Pasadena.  Mangum Funeral Home.
ADELE GIBBS---Adele Gibbs, 87, of Center, died September 3, 2002 in Center.  Burial was in Old Union Cemetery.  Born October 11, 1914 in Tenaha, she was the daughter of Clinton C. and Mary Ethel Betz Childs.  Mrs. Gibbs is survived by her son Herman McCall of Tenaha.  Mangum Funeral Home.