Shelby County News

Week Ending September 13, 2012

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 6:30 P. M. in the Shelby County Museum.  Dr. Jerry Hopkins will be the guest speaker and will present a program on Dr. J. Carroll Chadwick.  Everyone is invited to attend.




Eddie Miller, 74, died September 6, 2012. Interment was in Ramah Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. He was born November 2, 1937 in Houston, Texas to Doyle and Ida Miller. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Infant Daughter, Angela Caroline Miller. Eddie proudly served his country in the U. S. Army. Survivors include, Wife, Jeanne Caroline Parrish Miller; Sons, Larry Miller & wife, Edie, Dr. Jason Miller & wife, Donnette, Dr. Kevin Miller & wife, Dr. Mary Ana Miller.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Willie James Grisby, Jr., 57, of Center, died September 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born September 14, 1954 in Houston to Willie C. Grisby and Cornelious Butler Grisby. Survivors include, Daughter, Kristen Cartwright of Houston, Texas; Brothers, Eric Grisby of Center, Michael Charles Grisby of Houston; Aunt, Cora Bell Williams of Shelbyville.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Fairy Graves, 88, of Center, died September 10, 2012 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born October 3, 1923 in Shelby County to Luther Ross Graves and Lucille “Lue” Emanis Graves. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Lairy Graves, Ross Graves, Jr.; Sisters, Iva Dale Eddins, Minnie Lucy Hutto, Annie Ruth Sherman; Half-Brother, Mahon Graves; Half-Sisters, Katie Bell Moore, Vader Emanis. Survivors include, Wife, Geneva Graves of Center; Son, Fairy Michael Graves & wife, Lori of Dallas; Daughter, Vickie Patricia Orsak of Longview.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Sandra Sanders Bradshaw, 72, of College Station, Texas, formerly of Center, died September 12, 2012. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, College Station. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Barnette Sanders and Irene Creech Sanders; In-laws, Marvin and Beatrice Bradshaw; Half-brother, Leon Sanders; Son, Michael Allen Bradshaw. Survivors include, Husband, Jerry Bradshaw of College Station; Daughter, Carol Roach & husband, Art of College Station; Half-sister, Hazel Andre of New Iberia, Louisiana; Sister-in-law, Jean Bradshaw of New London, Texas.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, College Station, Texas
Shelton Keith Bryant, 44, of Missouri City, Texas, died September 4,2012 at his residence. Interment was in Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County.  He was born August 22, 1968 to Maggie Mae Bryant (Edwards) and the late Rudolph Bryant in Houston, Texas. Shelton is preceded in death by his father Rudolph Bryant. Survivors include, Mother, Maggie Bryant of Missouri City, Texas; Brother, Kelvin Bryant & Wife, Zena of Georgetown, Texas; Niece, Jazzmyn Olivia Bryant of Houston Texas; Nephews, Kelvin Bryant II of Georgetown, Texas; Dominic Keeling of Georgetown, Texas; Barrington Keith Bryant;
Special Cousin, Claudia Robinson (Danny Boo) of Logansport, Louisiana.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
Danny Akridge, 54, of Center, died September 9, 2012 at his residence. Interment was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 10, 1958 in Center to Luther Akridge and Edna Adkison Akridge. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Joyce Chandler; Brothers, Jimbo Akridge, Benny Joe Akridge. Survivors include, Sisters, Carolyn Fenley & husband, Dub of Center, Susan Toomer & husband, Jimmy of Nacogdoches; Brothers, Billy Akridge & wife, Jan of Center, Gene Akridge & wife, Zandra of Nacogdoches; Stepmother, Ruth Fountain Akridge of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Tal Turner, 76, of Clute, Texas, died September 6, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Interment was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born February 4, 1936 on the family farm at Center, Texas to Floyd and Virgie Turner. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Dennis Turner, Henry Turner. Survivors include, Wife, Lois Stoker Turner; Daughters, Lisa Turner Keohane of Clute, Lana Turner White & husband, Rick of Washington; Grandchildren, James Chorn & wife, Melissa (both in U.S. Air Force), Chelsea White (U.S. Navy), Samantha Rice & husband, Jeremy (U.S. Army), Carey White (U.S. National Guard), Christian White of Washington; Sisters, Flo Wilburn of Center, Texas, Belle Turner of Gainsville, Florida; Brother, Lynn Turner of Center, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent to
Stroud Funeral Home

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