Shelby County News

Week Ending October 08 2015


The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting October 20, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The guest speaker this month will be Ms. Brandy Harding.  Everyone is invited to attend.


Woodman Life


Mary Edith Foster, 78, of Van, died October 5, 2015, in Tyler. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born December 13, 1936, in Center, to Babe Harris and Paula Satterwhite Harris. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Daughter, Caren Foster Butler; Brothers, Jimmy Harris, George Harris. Survivors include, Son, Davis Foster & wife, Debbie, of Van; Daughter, Catherine Hitt & husband, Dwayne, of Fort Worth.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Roxy L. Anderson, 82, of Shelbyville, died October 2, 2015, in Center. Interment will be in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born August 2, 1933, in Jasper County, Illinois, to Herman Forthman and Roxy Clagg Forthoman. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband, Allen Anderson of Shelbyville, Texas; Daughter, Virginia Anderson of Effingham, Illinois; Son, Wesley Anderson of Naperville, Illinois.
Online condolences can be sent at
Waatson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jerry Donald Hammers, 66, of Timpson, Texas, died October 2, 2015 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. He was born on April 7, 1949, in Center, Texas, to Emrie Hammers and Sylvia Malke. Jerry graduated Timpson High School Class of 1967. He then served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Son, Jeremy Hammers, of Timpson, Texas; Daughters, Jena Westmoreland & husband, John, of Nacogdoches, Texas, Chelsea Cooper & husband, Josh, of Timpson, Texas; Brother, Gary Sterling of Jasper, Texas; Sisters, Shirley Guidry, of Plano, Texas, Darlyn Friskel & husband, John, of St. Louis, Missouri, Elaine Barnes of Plano, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Edsel Lee Warr, 80, of Center, died October 1, 2015 at his residence. Interment was in Ramah Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. He was born September 10, 1935 in Shelby County to Von and Mecie Lucas Warr. He served his countryin the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Zelmo, Elroy, James Warr; Sister, Mae. Survivors include, Wife, Jo Warr of Center; Daughters, Janette Malecha & Todd of Gary, Daughter, Julie Greear & husband, Chuck of Tenaha; Step Daughters, Dawn & David Pickerel of Keithville, Louisiana, Debbie Bishop of Tenaha; Step Son, Mike & D. D. DuBose of Joaquin; Brothers, Harold Warr & wife, Maudia of Center, Loyd Warr & wife, Diane of Wichita Falls; Sister, Wynell Brown of Lufkin; Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law, Peggy Maxey of Zwolle, Louisiana, Winnie Preston & husband, John of Center, Trudie Willis & husband, Thomas of Diana, Roseann Rideout & husband, David of Nacogdoches, Nora Lou Robinson & husband, Wade of Joaquin, Ruby Everitt of Center.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Howard Glenn Wagstaff, 73, died September 30th, 2015, at the Overton Brooks VA Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in Wimberly Cemetery, Shelby County. He was preceded in death by, Parents, Lacy & Frances Wagstaff; Brother, Jimmy Wagstaff. Survivors include, Wife, Phyllis Fittz Wagstaff of Keithville, Louisiana; Son, Chad Wagstaff & wife, Tonya of Shreveport, Louisiana; Daughter, Shelley LaRoe & husband, Brandon of Haughton, Louisiana; Sister, Sandra McDonald & husband, Doug of Tenaha, Texas.





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