Shelby County News
 

Week Ending September 26, 2013

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OBITUARIES     


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BETTY REYNOLDS
Betty Reynolds, 63, of Carthage, died September 17, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident. Interment was in Adams Cemetery, Panola County. She was born June 22, 1950 in Shelby County to Smith and Willie B. Bounds Pinkston. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Virgle Reynolds; Brother, Douglas Pinkston. Survivors include, Son, Terry Reynolds of Carthage; Sister, Dorothy Foley & friend, Nolan Gray of Carthage; Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law, Albert & Judy Reynolds of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
DELTON BOWERS PATE
Delton Bowers Pate, 77, of Center, died September 19, 2013 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later time. He was born February 19, 1936 in Linn to Delton Pate and Irene Pate. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Juana Pate of Center; Son, Donald Fredrick & wife, Debra of Thornton, Colorado.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
ROBERT WAYNE BELROSE, JR.
Robert Wayne Belrose, Jr. aka “Bobby”, of Lumberton, Texas, died September ?, 2013. He was born to Robert and Martha Belrose, in Center, Texas. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Mother, Martha Greene Belrose; Brother, Donald Ray Belrose. Survivors include, Wife, Charlotte Belrose; Children, Stoney, Shonneeke and David, Jamie & husband, Chris, all of Lumberton, Texas; Father, Robert Belrose, of Center, Texas and Bonnie Belrose, of Center, Texas; Uncles, Jimmy Belrose & wife, Linda of Center, Texas, A. B. Belrose of Port Neches.
Lumberton Family Funeral Home, Lumberton, Texas

 
DON HERMAN HATAWAY
Don Herman Hataway, 51, of Joaquin, died September 23, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. Interment was in Ramah Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. He was born January 4, 1962 to Donald Gene Hataway and Bobbie Ann Lampley. He was preceded in death by, Mother, Bobbie Ann Murrell; Step-Father, Joe Murrell; Sister, Donna Jean Peace; Brother-in-law, Randall Peace. Survivors include, Wife, Brenda Hataway of Joaquin; Son, Matt Herman Hataway & wife, Amanda of Joaquin; Daughter, April Nicole Hataway & fiancÚ, Ben Emerson of Joaquin; Daddy, Donald Gene Hataway of Tenaha; Brother, Ronnie Hataway of Fort Worth.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
GEORGE E. GIBBS
George E. Gibbs, 83, of Timpson, died September 21, 2013 at his residence. Interment was in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born May 07, 1930 in Gary to George K. Gibbs and Lillie Esther Taylor Gibbs. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Patricia Ritter Gibbs of Timpson; Sons, Eddie Gibbs & wife, Vickie of La Porte, Earl Ray Gibbs & wife, Paulette of Houston; Daughters, Patricia Nickolson & husband, Larry of Porter, Berry Louise Looney & partner, Carla Holt of San Antonio; Step-Daughter, Sharon Hall & husband, Jimmy of Porter; Brother, John Gibbs of Timpson; Sister, Sally Coleman of McKinney.
Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas
MARIE ADKISON
Marie Adkison, 86, of Trinity, formerly of Center, died September 20, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center in Trinity. Interment was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born July 23, 1927 in Shelby County to Thomas Elmer Taylor and Nellie Mae Haley Taylor. She was preceded in death by, Father, Thomas Elmer Taylor; Mother, Nellie Mae Haley Taylor Boydston; Husband, Auvie Edward Adkison; Sons, Tommy “TomTom” Adkison, Ronnie Lynn Adkison; Step-Father, James Edward Boydston; Son-in-law, Jimmy H. Jacobs,; Brother, Cecil Maurice Taylor; Sister, Learline Young. Survivors include, Daughters, Jimmie Nell Lee & husband, Thomas of Trinity, Kathy Jean Jacobs of Center, Donna Marie Adkison of Willis; Sons, Edward Devon Adkison & wife, Yan Jun of Sugarland, David Maurice Adkison of Center; Sister, Norma Jean Smith & husband, Robert of Spring.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
OLETA LAWSON COCKRELL
Oleta Lawson Cockrell, 93, of Joaquin, died September 23, 2013 at Holiday Nursing Home in Center. Interment was in Joaquin Cemetery, Joaquin, Texas. She was born August 08, 1920 in the Antioch Community of Shelby County to Hobson Lawson and Lela Jones Lawson. Oleta graduated from Center High School in 1937. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Bud Truitt Cockrell; Sister, Mildred Partlow; Brothers, Joel Lawson, Glenn Lawson, Hap Lawson, Forriest Lawson. Survivors include, Daughter, Carolyn Daw of Center; Sons, Truitt Cockrell & wife, Barbara of Cleburne; Steve Cockrell & wife, Joyce of Joaquin; Brothers, Billy Lawson of Center, Tommy Lawson & wife, Clydie of Joaquin; Sisters, Ruby Hughes & husband, Charles of Center, Judy Carrington of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
LINDA MC COLLISTER
Linda McCollister, 52, of Center, died September 18, 2013 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. Survivors include, Sons, Christopher (LaKesia) Evans of Center, Texas, Chavis McCollister of Dallas, Texas; Daughters, Tashira McCollister of Center, Texas, Katina Evans of Center, Texas, Roshayla McCollister of Center, Texas, Lillian McCollister of Center, Texas, Sara Lynn Isaac of Center, Texas; Brothers, Kenneth McCollister of Oklahoma, Frank McCollister of Timpson, Texas; Sisters, Eva Thompson of Tenaha, Texas, Rose Robertson of Tenaha, Texas, Mary McCollister of Center, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
LOUIS WILLIAM BOYKIN
Louis William Boykin, 64, of Center, Texas, died September 18, 2013 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. Survivors include, Daughters, Lindrel Boykin (Eric) of Carthage, Texas, Casandra Boykin (Bruce) of Houston, Texas, Artisha Roland of Center, Texas; Sons, Gabriel Lynn Boykin of Carthage, Texas, Louis Boykin (Karmeisha) of Carthage, Kendrick Boykin (Dane) of Jennings, Louisiana, Othis Roland (Sherri) of Logansport, Louisiana; Sisters, Ruthie L. Johnson of Carthage,Annie Simon of Carthage, Della Boykin Winn of Shreveport, Louisiana, Earnestine Boykin of Carthage, Glennie Holland (RL) of Beckville, Texas, Mardell Turner of Carthage, Betty Sue Boykin of Carthage; Brothers, Tommy Boykin of Carthage, Henry Boykin of Tenaha, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
ROBERT W. BYRD
Robert W. Byrd, 53, of Joaquin, died September 18, 2013 at his residence. Interment was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born December 21, 1959 in Nacogdoches to Houston Simpson Byrd and Frances Bridwell Byrd. He was preceded in death by, Dad, Houston Simpson Byrd; Infant Son, Robert Houston Byrd; Brother, James Byrd. Survivors include, Wife, Tina Byrd of Joaquin; Mother, Frances Byrd of Joaquin; Daughter, McKenzie Chapman & husband, Bryant of Joaquin; Sons, Dane Childress and Monica Forville of Joaquin, Brandon Childress & wife, April of Joaquin, Cody Childress of Joaquin, Preston Byrd of Carthage; Brothers, William Byrd & wife, Peggy of California, Glenn Byrd of Joaquin, Steve Byrd & wife, GeGe of Joaquin, Michael Joe Byrd & wife, Teri of Joaquin; Sisters, Mary Russell of Nacogdoches, Patricia Byrd of Joaquin; Mother-in-law, Rosie Myers of Joaquin.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
HATTIE MAE TAYLOR
Hattie Mae Bennett Taylor, 60, of Jacksonville, Texas, formerly of Center, died September 19, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center, Jacksonville. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Son, Fredrick Dewayne Bennett of California; Daughter, Jacquelyn Roberts of Jacksonville, Texas; Brother, Ervin Lee Bennett of Center, Texas; Sisters, Lyla Ann Pennington of Grand Cane, Louisiana, Cheanette Rena (James) Lowe of Center, Texas, Francis Mae Eaden of Center, Texas, Ella Doneer Bennett of Center, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
WILLIAM “Bill” WELLS
William “Bill” Wells, 81, of the Woods Community of Panola County, Texas, died September 24, 2013 in Carthage, Texas. Interment was in Woods Cemetery, Panola County. He was born March 15, 1932 in Cleveland, Texas to Sherman Dudley and Faye Irene Dovall Wells. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Gayle “Jim” , Sherman Kenneth and Roy Donald Wells; Son, William Donald “Clint” Wells, Jr., Joe Ben Ritter; Son-in-law, Donald Squier. Survivors include, Wife, Pat Wells of Woods Community; Children, Amber Carole Squier of Cleveland, Harriet Ann Modisette of Granbury, Cleve Donald Wells & wife, Jana of Burleson, Delinda Lee Wells of Joshua, Blake Ritter & wife, Janet of Paxton; Sister, Dolly Wells Dill of Cleveland; Sisters-in-law, Doris Wells of Eunice, Louisiana, Nicki Wells of Pensacola, Florida.
Online condolences can be sent at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com
Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas

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