Shelby County News

Week Ending October 10, 2013


The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting October 15, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The guest speaker this month will be Terri Lacher. She will be speaking about the life and works of Mrs. Mattie Dellinger. Everyone is invited.



Benjamin Morris Bowlin Jr., 80, of Gary, died October 3, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment was in Ramah Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. He was born February 14, 1933 in Tenaha to Benjamin Morris Bowlin, Sr. and Elsie Katheryn Godwin Bowlin. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Benjamin Lamar Bowlin; Brothers, Warren Mack Bowlin, Ted Wayne Bowlin. Survivors include, Wife, Frances Ware Bowlin of Gary; Son, Bryan Bowlin & wife, Terry of Tenaha; Daughter, Beverly Bowlin Martin & husband, Keith of Tenaha; Sisters, Juana McCann of Stonewall, Louisiana, Mary Ann Griffin & husband, Cody of Ville Platte, Louisiana, Yvonne Sternes & husband, Glen of Houston.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
George “Johnny” Dollar, 72, of the Woodland Shores Community, Joaquin, Texas, died October 8, 2013. Interment was in North Jericho Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 27, 1941 in Glenwood, Arkansas to Leroy and Lettie Dollar. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Linda Dollar; Daughter, Elizabeth Jo Dollar.  Survivors include, Daughters, Rhonda Coody & husband, Doug of Joaquin, LaDonna Smith & husband, Robert of the McClelland Community; Grandchildren, Rhiana Smith, Lacey Cartwright & husband, Ben, Thomas Parry & Demi, Joe Lee Dollar.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Hazel Gerturde Perkins, 92 of Tenaha, formerly of Garrison, died October 5, 2013 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Cold Springs Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. She was born September 16, 1921 in Harrison County to Clearance C. Copeland and Maude Maples Copeland. Survivors include, Sons, Willard Perkins & wife, Cathy, of Friendswood, Texas, Jerry Perkins of Tenaha, Texas; Grandchildren, Barry Perkins, Kevin Perkins, James Perkins, Shawana Brittan, Shelly McQueen.
Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas



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