Shelby County News

Week Ending October 9, 2008

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1st Annual Fountain Family Reunion will be held at 10 AM until ??? October 25, 2008 at Community Center, San Augustine Street, Center, Texas.  A special gathering for all the descendants of Robert Jackson Fountain and Martha Potts Fountain. Pot Luck Lunch - each family bring a covered dish.  For more information, contact Sandy Bennett or Cathy Mobley.

    Leo W. Clark, 69, of Center, died October 4, 2008 in Beaumont. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born September 24, 1939 in Center to Charles Edward Clark and Ida Vera Samford Clark. Preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Elton Clark, Delton Clark; Sister, Cleo Clark. Survivors include, Wife, Debbie Clark of Center; Son, Anthony Clark of Center; Daughter, Stephanie Clark of Longview; Sister, Elsie Lee McDaniel of Center; Brother, Brady Clark of Center.
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    Otis O. Sanders, Sr., 85, of Center, died October 6, 2008 in Center. As per his request, Mr. Sanders was cremated. He was born September 26, 1923 in Longville, Louisiana to Sam Sanders and Ruby Earl Miller Sanders. Otis proudly served his country during WWII, the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam. He retired as a master Chief Petty Officer and was a lifetime member of the VFW. Preceded in death by, Wives, Betty, Dorothy and Ruth; Parents; Son, Johnnie Sanders; Daughter, Linda Sanders; Sister, Lorene Wilson; Brother, Preston Ray. Survivors include, Wife, Maggie Sanders of Center; Children, Donna Sanders of Bedford, Ronnie Sanders of Euless, Elaine Ellis of Richardson, Sam Sanders of Friendswood, Otis Sanders, Jr. of Round Rock.
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    Norma Cannon Jordan, 83, of Beaumont, formerly of Center, died September 30, 2008 in a Beaumont hospital. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. She was born October 24, 1924 in Shelby County to Napoleon Bonaparte Cannon, Jr. and Cleopatra Crawford Cannon. Preceded in death by, Son, Kenneth Louis Jordan; Grandson, Chad Jordan; Sister, Margaret Bradberry. Survivors include, Sons, Price Jordan of Missouri City, Don Jordan of Trinity; Grandsons, Kenneth Jordan of Shelbyville, Brandon Jordan of Center, Blake Jordan of Ft. Worth, Grant Jordan of Missouri City; Granddaughter, Allison Woodall of Missouri City.
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    Georgia Rebecca "Becky" Wimberly Kelly, of Houston, died October 6, 2008. Burial will be in Wimberly Cemetery, Shelby County. Becky was born August 30, 1944, to Alva and Rachel Wimberly. Preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband of 45 years, Authur "Sandy" Kelly; Daughter, Kimberly Karyl Kelly Stong; Son, Wesley Michael Kelly; Sister, Carol Regina "Jean" Wimberley Outlaw.
Graveside service under direction of Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Lee Elvin “Roundman” Hickson, 72 of Timpson died October 4, 2008 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. He was born August 5, 1936 in Kaufman to Luther Edwin Hickson and Dorothy Fay Thomas Hickson. Preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Rachel Hickson. Survivors include, Daughters, Janet Lea Trevathian of Lufkin, Teresa Fay Johnson of Montgomery; Brother, Perry Wayne Hickson; Sisters, Jean Whitley, Gail Arnold, Glenda Stewart.
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    Regina Kay Haessly, 52, of Tenaha, died October 4, 2008. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 30, 1956 in Nacogdoches to Bobby George Parrish, Sr. and Frances Marie McBroom Parrish. Preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Bobby George Parrish, Jr. Survivors include, Daughter, Angela Marie Haessly of Center; Son, Justin Carl Haessly of Center; Husband, Johnny Carl Haessly of Center; Sister, Karen Whitaker of Nacogdoches.
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    LaVada Wallace Teas, 80, of Nacogdoches, died October 3, 2008.Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 14, 1928 in Shelby County to Frank Wallace and Flossie Mae Pate Wallace. Preceded in death by, Husband, Herschel Doster, Husband, Johnny Teas; Brother, Jesse Franklin Wallace. Survivors include, Daughter, Carolyn Ferro of Nacogdoches; Sons, Jeffrey Doster & Jimmy Doster; Sisters, Margaret Adams of Lufkin, Marquette Oliver of Center, Sue Hagler Center, Marsha Askew of Nederland; Brothers, Bud Wallace of Center, Joe Wallace of Joaquin.
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    Earnestine Parks, 77, of Timpson died October 4, 2008 in Timpson.  Burial was in Folsum Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County.  She was born May 5, 1931 in Carter, Okla. to Cecil and Thelma Tatum Simpson.  Preceded in death by, Sister, Coreana Neal; Brother, G. C. Simpson.  Survivors include, Sons, Joe Parks, Jr. of Center, Cecil Parks of Timpson, Sam Parks of Timpson; Daughters, Linda Parks of Trinity, Donna Clopton of Timpson, Joann Wiggins of Timpson; Brothers, Roger Simpson of Carter, Okla.; Sam Simpson of Carter, Okla.; Sister, Bobbie Simpson of Elk City, Okla.    Taylor Funeral Home
    L. C. Rains, 85, of Huntington, died October 3, 2008 in Huntington.  Burial was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County.  He was born September 1, 1923 in Shelby County to Lonnie Wilkerson Rains and Clem Pinkney Rains.  Preceded in death by, Wife, Delvin Parrish Rains; Grandsons, Dusty Butler, Gary Williams; Sisters, Lola Bell Parrish, Ruby Pipes; Brother, Morris Junior Rains.  Survivors include, Daughters, Martha Watson of Lufkin, Mary Williams of Redland, Deberaha Murphy of Huntington, Linda Robinson of Thorsby, Ala., Clara Oden of Huntington, Lisha Hammock of Huntington; Son, Luther Rains of Huntington.

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