Shelby County News

Week Ending October 11, 2012

The Shelby County Historical Society will have its monthly meeting October 16, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street.  The guest speaker this month will be Colleen Doggett.  She will be talking about area cemeteries. Everyone is invited to attend.





Mike Wilburn, 54, of Center, died October 7, 2012 at his home. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born June 17, 1958 in Center to Bobby Wilburn and Yvonne Holt Wilburn. He was preceded in death by, Mother, Yvonne Holt Wilburn; Brother, Steve Wilburn; Sister, Cynthia Nutt Lawson. Survivors include, Wife, Janet Shofner Wilburn of Center; Daughters; Misty Wilburn of Center, Micah Youngblood of Center; Grandson and light of his life, Guner Stephen Youngblood; Father and Mother, Bobby Wilburn and Cora Nutt Wilburn of Joaquin; Sister, Yolanda Davis & husband, Lynn of Center; Brother, David Nutt & wife, Debbie of Prague, Oklahoma; Sister-in-law, Debbie Johnson & husband, Darrell of Center; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, James & Rosa Shofner of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Bernita English Payne, 89, of LaPlace, Louisiana, died October 6, 2012 at her daughter’s residence. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born May 16, 1923 in Shelby County to Albert English and Ruthie Raymond English. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Doyle English, Lynn English, Travis English; Sisters, Aline Corbell, Mavis Scroggs. Survivors include, Husband, Raymond C. Payne of LaPlace, Louisiana; Daughter, Dolores Payne Gennaro & husband, Anthony of LaPlace, Louisiana; Son, Randall R. Payne & wife, Zelma of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Patricia Roberts, 66, of Center, died October 6, 2012 in Nacogdoches. Service arrangements are to be made at a later date. She was born September 21, 1946 in Los Angeles California to Marshall Neil Alvis and Grace Mason Alvis. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Tommie Alvis. Survivors include, Husband, Ed Roberts of Center; Sons, Eddie Roberts, Jr. of Big Spring, David Roberts of Sugar Land; Daughter, Cindy Roberts of San Antonio; Sisters, Marsha Black, Marylee Evans of Joaquin, Karen Cannon of Carmichael, California; Brother, Robert Alvis of Arizona.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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