Shelby County News

Week Ending October 18, 2012





Alma V. Wimberly, 99, of Shreveport, formerly of Huxley, Texas, died October 17, 2012 in Shreveport. Interment will be in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. Alma was born November 17, 1912 in Huxley, Texas to George and Mary Ann Vaughn. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Buron W. Wimberly; 5 sisters; 3 brothers. Survivors include, Son, Truman Wimberly & wife, Diane; Daughter, Tommie Boulware Garner & husband, John.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Shreveport, Louisiana
Jack Hawkins, 80, of Center, died October 16, 2012 in Garrison. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born March 30, 1932 in Shelbyville to Pete Akin and Catherine Pullen Akin. He was preceded in death by, Mother and Stepfather, Catherine & O. O. Griffith; Sister, Jo Jimerson; John Hawkins. Survivors include, Wife, Ann Hawkins of Center; Daughters, Sheryl Graves & husband, Randy of Lake Murvaul, Joanne Shillings of Center; Sister, Sammie Dyer & husband, M. B. of Mission.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Dora Evelyn Matlock Harbison, 83, of Center, died October 12, 2012 in San Augustine. Interment was in Helpenstell Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. She was born July 1, 1929 in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk County, Texas to William Ross Matlock and Fedelia Ann Williams Matlock. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, John Henry “Johnny” Harbison; Son, Johnny Wayne Harbison; Brothers, Ora Matlock, James Matlock; Brother & Sister-in-law, Charles & Edwina Matlock; Sisters, Frances Partain, Dorothy Tingle; Sisters & Brothers-in-law, Audrey & L. D. Bell, Olene & Jim Hamler. Survivors include, Daughter, Denise Cox & husband, William of Center, Texas; Sisters-in-law, Tommie Matlock of Garrison, Texas, Billie Harbison Matlock of Nacogdoches, Texas, Betty Harbison of Nacogdoches, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Herman L. Johnson Sr., 93, of Tenaha, died October 11, 2012 in Kilgore, Texas. Interment was in Old Center Cemetery, Panola County.  He was born March 16, 1919 to Addie and John H. Johnson.  He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Marie; Sister, Yvonne Smith; Daughter, Joan Collins.  Survivors include, Son, Herman L. Johnson, Jr. & wife, Linda of Kilgore; Stepchildren, Donnith Helton & husband, David of Oklahoma, Brenda Haley & husband, Bobby of Haughton, Louisiana, Larry Cochran & wife, Carolyn of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Sherry Martin Hodney, 45, of Joaquin, died October 11, 2012 in Center. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 13, 1967 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Elwood Martin and Sylvia Ponder Martin. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Darrell Michael Hodney. Survivors include, Daughters, Leslie Hodney Perez of Walnut Grove, Mississippi, Cara Michelle Hodney of Center; Sons, Darren Michael Hodney of Center, Dustin Robert Hodney of Center, John Martin of Joaquin; Mother, Sylvia Ponder; Brothers, Tommy Martin,
James Miller, Kenneth Miller.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Joyce A. Roper, 71, of Conroe, formerly of Center, died October 14, 2012 at her home. Interment was in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, Houston, Texas. She was born December 9, 1940 in Center, Texas to Bill and Eara Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband, Frank Roper; Sons, John Roper of Spring, Steven Roper of Houston; Brothers, Waylon Thompson, Allen Thompson.
Eickenhorst Funeral Services, Conroe, Texas

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