Shelby County News

 

Week Ending September 14, 2017             
 
 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting September 19, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Colleen Doggett. She will speak to us about the Early Century Ferry Landings on the Sabine River. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

OBITUARIES

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JUANITA FAYE SMITH
Juanita Faye Smith, 76, of Lone Oak, Texas, formerly a long-time resident of Huxley Bay, died September 7, 2017 in McKinney. Interment was in Wimberly Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on April 16, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii to James Alexander Burgess and Francis Maria Decoster Burgess. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Ira Smith. Survivors include, Children, Doug Smith & wife, Debra of Willis, Texas, Ronnie Lynn Smith of Huxley, Texas, Judy Ann Curtis & husband, David of Canton, Texas, John Edward Smith & wife, Donna of Elysian Fields, Texas; Brother, Robert Burgess of Benton, Arkansas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
MOZELLE LEE BELSHA AKINS
Mozelle Lee Belsha Akins, 62, of Center, died September 10, 2017 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born November 12, 1954, in Center, to Earl Erwin Belsha and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Jerry Wayne Akins, Sr.; Brothers, Tommy Ray Belsha, Johnny Earl Belsha, Robert Adams. Survivors include, Children, Michelle Lee & Anthony Parish of Center, Jerry Wayne Akins II of Center, Jeffery Michael Akins of Center, Jennifer Marie Akins & fiancÚ, John Willoughby, of Center; Sisters and Brother, Carolyn Moore of Waco, Vera Mae Nimitz & husband, Joe, of Hillister, Dianne Freeman of Mansfield, Louisiana, Nelda McCawley of Center, Charles Belsha of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
LULA BELLE NUTTER
Lula Belle Nutter, 87, of Shelbyville, Texas, died September 10, 2017 in Center, Texas. She was born on June 20, 1930 in Hico, West Virginia to Walter Lee Norman and Minnie Belle Carte Norman. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Lyle Clifford “Buck” Nutter; Son, Teddy Nutter; Brothers, J. C. Norman, Lee “Shorty” Norman, Leonard Norman, Odie Norman, Clinton “CC” Norman; Sisters, Blaine Norman , Rachel Norman. Survivors include, Sons, Clifford Nutter & wife, Denise, Rick Nutter & wife, Jan; Daughters, Cindy Tate & husband, Don, Bonnie Hawver & husband, Ken.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
JEFFREY RYAN COSBY
Jeffrey Ryan Cosby died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident which occurred on September 8, 2017 in Frisco, Texas where he resided. Survivors include, Father, Larry W. Cosby of Center; Mother, Melissa Tyer of Frisco; Sister, Heather Cosby & fiance Clayton of Arlington, Texas, Amy Cosby from Los Angeles, California.
Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, Texas

 
MYRA JEAN SMITH
Myra Jean Smith, 68, of Joaquin, Texas, died September 5, 2017 in Center, Texas. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. She was born on July 26, 1949 in Kansas to George W. Brooks and Mildred Juanita Shawn Brooks. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Larry Brooks. Survivors include, Husband, James Smith; Son, Michael Bryan; Daughter, Michelle Schumtz & husband, Rodney; Brother, George Brooks & wife, Wanda.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
ANITA DARCELL REED
Anita Darcell Reed, 53, of San Augustine, Texas, died September 09, 2017 due to injuries received in a two vehicle accident on Highway 96 North of San Augustine, Texas. Interment will be in Roberts Cemetery. Survivors include, Husband, Alvin Potak of San Augustine, Texas; Mother, Evelyn Jones of Center, Texas; Brother, Bryant Jones of Center, Texas.
BERTIS WELLS
Bertis Wells, 77, of San Augustine, died September 13, 2017 in San Augustine, Texas. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine County. He was born March 7, 1940 in Nacogdoches to Opal L. Wells and Lotis E. Marshall. Survivors include, Wife, Joann Wells of San Augustine; Son, Jason Wells of Center; Daughters, Jenna Wells Penick & husband, Martin of Nacogdoches, Paula Wells of Nacogdoches; Sister, Bonnie Wells Cruze of Nacogdoches; Stepdaughter, Joy Fox of Longview.
Online condolences can be sent at www.wymanrobertsfuneralhome.com
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas
TUCKER DAVID DAWSON
Tucker David Dawson, infant son of Cody and Jessica Dawson, died September 12, 2017 in Dallas. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. Tucker was born September 11, 2017, in Nacogdoches. Survivors include, Parents, Cody and Jessica Dawson of Center; Sister, Taegan Dawson of Center; Grandparents, Charles and Jeanie “KoKo” Bridges of Center, Chester and Linda Dawson of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 

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