Shelby County News

Week Ending September 10, 2009

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Mary Jo Windham, 46, of Huffman, died September 5, 2009 at her residence. Burial was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born August 2, 1963 in Pasadena to Robert Bruce and Mary Lousie Boyd Windham. She is preceded in death by her Mother, Mary Louise Windham. Survivors include,
Daughter, Rebecca Lousie Gootee of Humble; Sister, Theresa Katerene Windham of Huffman; Father & Stepmother, Robert Bruce & Sharon Windham of Shelbyville.
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Gene Hairgrove, 80, of Mesquite, died September 6, 2009. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha. He was born December 23, 1928 in Tenaha to William C. Hairgrove and Mildred Rhodes Hairgrove. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Rene Hairgrove; Son, Rory Lynn Hairgrove; Brother, Dale Hairgrove. Survivors include, Son, Tom Hairgrove & wife Tana of Center; Daughter, Twila Parker & husband Joe of Garland; Brothers, Billy W. Hairgrove of Tyler, Alvin C. Hairgrove of Longview.
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Ruth Elaine Fults, 79, of Joaquin, died September 6, 2009 at her residence. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. She was born March 17, 1930 in Houston to Pete R. Williams and Minnie V. Stockman Williams. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Lloyd Fults. Survivors include, Daughters, Betty E. Faircloth & husband Danny of Pensacola, Florida, Loice Ann Gonzalez of Joaquin;
Sons, Larry D. Fults & wife Betty Jo of Pensacola, Florida, Ricky W. Fults of Galveston, Billy F. Fults & wife Shelia of Joaquin, Bobby L. Fults of Joaquin, David L. Fults of Joaquin; Sisters, Nelda Hubbleston of Snyder, Sue Matthew of Snyder, Rita Bryant of Snyder; Brothers, Raymond Williams of Snyder, James Williams of Snyder.
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Velda Jean Brooks, of Carthage died September 3, 2009 in Carthage, Texas. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha. She was born in Tenaha, Texas to Kelly Otto and Emma Bowden Ramsey, Sr. She is preceded in death by, Parents; 1st Husband, Eugene Brooks; 2nd Husband, C.W. “Buck” Barnett; Brothers, W.L. “Sausage” Ramsey, Kelly Ramsey. Survivors include, Children, Shirley Harkness & husband Wayne of Center, Danny Brooks of Carthage, Paul Brooks & wife Becky of Logansport, Louisiana; Sister: Nelwyn Head of Center.
Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas.
Joyce Ann Campbell, 80, of Port Arthur, Texas died September 7, 2009. Burial was in Carroll Cemetery, Shelby County. Joyce was born June 23, 1929 in Shelbyville, Texas to Smith L. Carter and Della Ballard Carter. Survivors include, Husband, Carl Campbell of Port Arthur, Texas; Son, Mark Campbell of Port Arthur, Texas; Brother, S.W. Carter of Shelbyville, Texas.
Graveside service under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home.




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