Shelby County News

Week Ending October 09, 2014



Manuel Jesus “Meno” Acopa-Heredia, 24, of Joaquin, died October 2, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.
Interment was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. He was born June 9, 1990 in Chetumal, Q. Roo, Mexico. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2008. Survivors include, Father, Alfredo Acopa Ferral of Joaquin; Mother, Mireya Alicia Acopa of Joaquin; Brother, Alfredo Acopa of Joaquin; Sister, Genesis Mireya Acopa of Joaquin.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Ronny Lynn Raybon, 65, of Joaquin, died October 1, 2014 in Mamou, Louisiana. Interment was in Cassel Cemetery, Converse, Louisiana. He was born June 5, 1949 in Converse, Louisiana to Thomas Jefferson Raybon and Margie Mae McDonald Raybon. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Jefferson Raybon. Survivors include, Wife, Sue Raybon of Joaquin; Children, Eric Raybon & wife, Meschelle of Logansport, Louisiana, Rhonda Raybon Sandifer & husband, Michael of Joaquin, Brenda Raybon of Joaquin, Linda Raybon of Joaquin, Christine Raybon of Joaquin; Mother, Margie Mae Anderson & husband, Alfred of Converse, Louisiana; Brothers, Lonny Raybon & wife, Sherrie of Joaquin, Rickey Raybon & wife, Nita of Converse, Louisiana; Sister, Nancy Rigsby & husband, Delmer of Converse, Louisiana; Step Brothers, Dow Anderson & wife, Mary, Dinky Anderson, Rod Anderson.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jeane Burns, 76, of Tenaha, died October 4, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Interment was in Smith Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 7, 1938 in Pineland to Ivy Lord and Estelle Eliza Weathersby Lord. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Joe D. Burns; Mother-in-law, Lenora Burns. Survivors include, Children, Joe Burns & wife, Tammy of Roswell, New Mexico, Florance Adams & husband, Steve of Tenaha, Billy Burns & wife, Rayla of Silsbee, Charles Burns & wife, Brendah of Center, Bridget Kay Burns Collins of Harrisburg, Arkansas.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Milton Ray Barber, 62, of Corrigan, died October 6, 2014 in Lufkin. Interment will be in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 17, 1952 in Porter to G. L. Barber and Marjorie Porter Barber. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Garland Lee Barber, Charles Otis Conway. Survivors include, Wife, Phyllis Barber of Corrigan; Children, Lynnon Ray Lewis & wife, Chrissy of Hudson, Samantha Jane Byrd & husband, Dillon of Central, Rachel Michelle Barber of Corrigan; Brothers, Jr. Barber of Houston, Bobby Barber & wife, Vickie of Latexo, Jerry Barber & wife, Kathy of Porter, Edward O’Neil Barber & wife, Terri of Central; Sisters, Barbara Gail Scroggins & husband, Wyman of Zavalla, Doris Marie Francois & husband, Bobby of Corrigan.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Benny "Gargoon" McCoy, 50, of Center, died October 1, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Mother, Willie Mae Ingram of Center; Step-father, Ulyssie Ingram of Center; Brother, Billy Ray McCoy of Center; Sisters, Willie Jean Ragster of Bossier City, Louisiana, Sarah Jane Mosby of Center.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Maw Dee, 40, of Center, died October 03, 2014 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born January 1, 1974 in Burma to Pha Bu and Moe Lwai. Survivors include, Wife, Pree Gay of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lt. Col. (Retired) Thomas Crawford, 87, of Henderson, died October 7, 2014 in Tyler, Texas. Interment will be in Rusk County Memorial Gardens. Tom was born in Timpson, Texas on March 15, 1927. He grew up in Joaquin, Texas. He served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Laura Gossett Crawford; Parents, Tommy and Bessie Scott Crawford; Sister, Bennie Alice Hutto; Brothers, Bud, Doug, Sr., Charles Crawford. Survivors include, Daughter, Stella Kathryn Hall (Kathy) and Roy; Grandchildren, Trenton and Rachael Hall, Corby Hall, and Jen Hall.
Online condolences can be sent at
Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson, Texas



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