Shelby County News

Week Ending October 8, 2009

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Joann Smith Thomson Norris, 79, of Tenaha, died September 30, 2009 in Lufkin. Burial was in Scull Family Cemetery, Tenaha. She was born December 22, 1929 in Frederick, Oklahoma to Arthur Ray Smith and Erma Veo Plew Smith. She was preceded in death by, Brother, Jerry Smith. Survivors include, Daughter, Erma Dee Thomson Scull & husband John; Sons, Samuel Layton Norris & wife Leann, Jack S. Norris, Jr. & wife Linda.
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Bobby L. Stanley, 80, of Center, died October 5, 2009 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Spann’s Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 13, 1929 in San Augustine to Ira “Doc” Stanley and Bertie Mae McBride Stanley. He served in the US Army. He was preceded in death by, Brothers, John P. Stanley, Bill Stanley, Jack Stanley, Gene Stanley; Sister, Dorothy Foster. Survivors include, Wife, Reecie Stanley of Center; Sons, Steve Stanley of Center, Mark Stanley & wife Linda of Center, Pat Stanley & wife Angela of Roanoke, Stuart Stanley & wife Mariana of Spring, Simon Stanley & wife Carla of Center; Sister, Marie Long of Center.
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Allen Glyn Bearden, 69, of Center died October 6, 2009 in Center. Burial was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 14, 1939 in Wills Point to John H. Bearden and Nellie Le Grant Bearden. Survivors include, Special Companion, Margie Norden of Center.
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John Richard Smith, 48, of Center, died October 4, 2009 in Longview. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born February 5, 1961 in Center to John Smith and Ella Mae Webb Smith. Survivors include, Sisters, Cynthia Adams & husband King of Marshall, Lynn Windham & husband Richard of Center, Georganna Smith of Monroe, Louisiana.
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Ruth Mitchell Powdrill, 81, of Center, died October 1, 2009 ln Nacogdoches. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born February 28, 1928 in Louisiana to Andrew Lee Mitchell and Georgia Buckingham Mitchell. She was preceded in death by, Son, Allen Powdrill; 3 Sisters; 3 Brothers. Survivors include, Husband, Charles Powdrill of Center; Daughters, Peggy Woodfin & husband Neil of Center, Melissa Powdrill Bailey & husband John of Center; Son, Mike Powdrill & wife Sheila of Joaquin; Sister, Ollie Phillips of New Jersey.
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Marcel McClelland White, 85, died September 27, 2009. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born December 9, 1923 in Center to Fred and Salatha Lee McClelland. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Lonnie B. White Sr.; Son, Lonnie Douglass White; Sister, Hazel Williams. Survivors include, Daughters, Mable Elaine Johnson & husband, Travis of Houston, Arvis Loretta Biggers & husband, Errol of Center; Son, Lonnie B. White Jr. & wife, Jackie of San Augustine; Brothers, Willie T. McClelland & wife, Maudine of Houston, Willie Fred McClelland & wife, Gracie of Center; Sisters, Mary Ella Robinson & husband, Milton of Center, Johnnie Mae White & husband, Carl of Center.
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