Shelby County News

Week Ending October 4, 2012

The Shelby County Historical Society will have its monthly meeting October 16, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street.  The guest speaker this month will be Colleen Doggett.  Everyone is invited to attend.





Howard Ford Windham, 82, of Center, died October 1, 2012 at his residence. Interment was in Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 24, 1930 in Timpson to Chesley Windham and Allie Elizabeth Socia Windham. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Curtis, Lonnie, Buck, Willie, Henry; Sister, Louise Goolsby. Survivors include, Wife, Mary Chandler Windham of Center; Daughter, Nadine Risinger & husband, Brent of Center; Son, Landon Windham & wife, Casie of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
James “Duchie” Phillips, 76, died September 20, 2012. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. James E. Phillips was born to Calvin Jack Phillips and Addie B. Jones on February 12, 1936 in Shelby County. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Willie James Phillips. Survivors include, Wife, Lola B. Phillips; Daughters, Brenda (Louis) Jackson, Connie Phillips, Valeria (Glen) Hearne all of Center, Texas, Angie Osby of Houston, Texas, Ilene Eaden of Nacogdoches, Texas; Sisters, Molly (Jay T) Clark, Ruby Wilson, both of Center, Texas, Patricia Mathews of Lufkin, Texas, Joann Bratchett of Houston, Texas; Brothers, Richard (Day) Phillips of Center, Texas, Charles Ray Phillips of Dallas, Texas; Aunt, Oma Lee Kyle of Center.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
Donner Ray Hoyt, 49, of San Augustine, died October 1, 2012 in San Augustine. Interment will be in Roberts Cemetery, San Augustine. He was born July 30, 1963 to J.T. and Beatrice Bartchett. Survivors include, Wife, Pam Jones Hoyt of San Augustine; Mother, Beatrice Bartchett of San Augustine; Father, J.T. Bartchett of San Augustine; Sons, Donthan Lane of Nacogdoches, Texas, Rontreal Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas, Dontreal Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas; Daughters, Sha Donna Kay Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas, Ashely Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas, Raquel Clark of Nacogdoches, Texas, Brittany Hoyt of Nacogdoches, Texas; Sisters, Marilyn Fields & husband, Stephen of Center, Minister Glenda Whitaker & husband, Jerry of Kilgore, Texas, Mary Parks & husband, David of San Augustine, Cassandra Walker & husband, Lester of San Augustine, Jackie Harper & husband, Mack of San Augustine, Rosie Hardy & husband, John of Houston; Brothers, Otis Hoyt & wife, Paula of San Augustine,
James Hoyt of San Augusitne, William Garrett & wife, Donnie of San Augustine.
Mrs. Francis King, 104, of Tenaha, Texas, died September 30, 2012 in Herman Hospital in Sugarland, Texas. Interment will be in Bobo Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Sons, William King of Killeen, Texas, Robert King (Jan) of Haymarket, Virginia; Daughters, Doris Mosley of Tenaha, Texas, Ola Evans of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Ada Smith of Houston, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas

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