Shelby County News

Week ending September 06, 2018

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The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting September 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Museum located on Pecan Street. The speaker this month will be Mr. Bill O”Neal. He will be speaking to us about Texas in World War I. The program will consist of interviews he had students do with people that they knew who were in WWI when he was teaching history at Panola College. Everyone is invited to attend.
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MEMORIAL DONATION GIVEN IN HONOR OF
                       Carolyn Sue Campbell Brown                    
     Donated By 
     Leonard Irish

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OBITUARIES

 

GEORGE TRAVIS CLAY, JR.
George Travis Clay, Jr., 85, of Timpson, Texas, died August 30, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born May 10, 1933, in Timpson, Texas, to George Travis Clay, Sr. and Gladys Frederick Clay. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Harold and Wanda Clay, Richard and Judy Clay; Daughter-in-law, Ricann Clay. Travis attended Timpson High School. He served his country in the U. S. Army. Survivors include, Wife, Bobbie Linthicum Clay; Children, Dean Clay of Garrison, Texas, Sandy Walters & husband Bobby of Yoakum, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas .
 
WARREN G. MC SWAIN
Warren G. McSwain, 97, died September 2, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born April 27, 1921 in San Augustine County, Texas; a sixth generation of Angus MacSween who sailed to America in 1802 from Island of Skye in Scotland. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Lillian Brown McSwain; Son, Warren Gene McSwain; An infant son, Ronnie Clark McSwain; Brothers, Leon McSwain, Elton McSwain, Clarence McSwain; Sister, Agnes Barber Tyler. Survivors include, Son, Travis L. McSwain & wife Donna of Cypress, Texas; Daughters, Jeanette Mena & husband Lynn of Broaddus, Texas, Edna Rae Carroll & husband Robert (Bob) of Tomball, Texas; Sisters-in-law, Ruth Brown Armand of Spring, Texas, Judy Brown of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
ROBERT B. FLORES
Robert B. Flores, 62, of Grand Cane, Louisiana, died September 2, 2018, at his residence. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texcas. He was born September 9, 1955, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to Joseph “Joe” B. Flores and Joyce Wilson Flores. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Father-in-law, Charles M. Cook. Survivors include, Wife, Cherrie Cook-Flores of Grand Cane, Louisiana; Daughters, Jessica Horwitch & husband David, of Los Angeles, California, Michelle Flores of Denver, Colorado; Very close stepson, Derek Deas of Stonewall, Louisiana; Brother and Sisters, Randy Flores, Debbie Banks, Sharron Cook, Darla Turner & husband Ray; Mother-in-law, Carol Iris Cook of Grand Cane, Louisiana, Brother-in-law, Christian Cook of Keatchie, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
EMILY HERNANDEZ-GARCIA
Emily Hernandez-Garcia, 17, of Center, died September 2, 2018, in Center. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born June 5, 2001, in Nacogdoches, to Luis Humberto Hernandez and Cristina Garcia. She was currently a senior at Center High School. Survivors include, Parents, Luis Humberto Hernandez and Cristina Garcia of Center; Sisters, Julissa Hernandez-Garcia of Center, Joseline Hernandez-Garcia of Center, Janet Hernandez-Garcia of Center, Estefany Hernandez-Garcia of Center; Brothers, Luis H. Hernandez-Garcia of Center, Luis Fernando Jr. of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
OSBURN FRANKLIN ADAMS
Osburn Franklin “Butch” Adams, 90, of Shelbyville, died September 1, 2018, at his residence. Interment was in Adams Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 13, 1928, to Henry Franklin Adams and Maudie Soape Adams in the McClelland Community of Shelbyville. He earned his nickname of “Butch” by butchering for Herbert Sanders in 1946. Butch served as Constable for Precinct 2 from 1966 until 1989. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Children, O. F. Adams, Jr., Marsha Singletary; Siblings. Survivors include, Wife, Laverne Adams; Daughter, Melba Lee.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
WENDELL CLEAVER, SR.
Wendell Cleaver, Sr., was born on March 21, 1942 to Elgin B. Cleaver and Loma Fluellen. He graduated from East Liberty High School in Shelbyville, Texas in 1961. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He served 10 years, 2 tours in Vietnam. He received multiple awards, Purple Heart and a few more. Survivors include, Wife, Diane Cleaver; Children, Wendell Jr. , Faye Dell, Michele, Diane; Brothers, Billy Cleaver, Elgin B. Cleaver.
J. C. CHOATE
J. C. Choate, 83, of Center, died September 4, 2018, in Nacogdoches. Interment will be in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born January 9, 1935, in Center, to Pierson Choate and Mae Wilson Choate. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Andrew Choate, Donnie Choate, Jimmy Ray Choate. Survivors include, Son, Jason Choate & wife Lorei, of Center; Brothers, Jimmy Gene Choate of Lumberton, C.C. Choate of Douglas, Arizona, Lonnie Choate of Center, Larry Choate of Baytown; Sisters, Mildred Isabell of New Caney, Ele Ray Pratt of Wilmer, Shirley Nichols of Center, Leretta Choate of Bryan.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
EDDIE BAILEY
Eddie Bailey, 83, of Tenaha, died September 5, 2018, in Center. Interment will be in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 22, 1935, in Haskell, Oklahoma, to Norman Bailey and Mae Criner Bailey. He served his country in the United States Air Force, where he retired as Senior Master Sargent after 28 years of service. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sisters, Norma Wilbourn, Peggy Langford. Survivors include, Wife, Doyce Bailey of Tenaha; Daughter, LaRaye Bailey of Tenaha; Like a Daughter, Erin Johnson of Carthage; Sister-in-law, Karen Cruse & husband Glen, of St. Louis, Missouri; Brother-in-law, William “Bo” Morris of Tenaha.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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