Shelby County News

Week Ending October 20, 2016

                                     MEMORIAL DONATIONS GIVEN IN HONOR OF

                                                                     Pat Tucker                  
                                                                    Donated By                    
                                                        J. C. & Venorah McSwain        




Gordon Oliver, 85, died at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the presence of his loving wife and daughters. Interment will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Texas. Gordon was born in Timpson, Texas to Riley B. Oliver and Bessie Whitley Oliver. He graduated from Timpson High School and then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Survivors include, Wife, Ramona Oliver; Daughters, Melinda and Rozella Oliver; Sons-in-law, David Stivers, Evan Davis; Sisters, Bessie Reeves, Carolyn Elliott; Brothers, Byron and Cecil Oliver.
Forest Park Funeral Home, Houston, Texas
James Harold Emmons, 70, died October 17, 2016. A memorial service will be held on October 22, 2016 at East Texas Baptist Family Ministry following the Poissoit-Emmons family reunion. James Harold Emmons was born on October 20, 1945 to Richard Irvin Emmons and Bertha Catherine Poissoit Emmons in Center, Texas. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He was proceeded in death by his father, Richard Irvin Emmons; his mother, Bertha Catherine Poissoit Emmons; Brothers, Bill, Roger, Eugene Emmons; Sisters, Geraldine Emmons, Joyce Jackson. Survivors include, Daughters, Regina Arndt of Loudon, Tennessee, Amy Murphy of Beaumont, Texas; Siblings, Dorothy Forbis, Patsy Jo Stroud, Beverly Dickinson, Gail Allums.
Georganna Smith-Lyday, 51, died October 16, 2016. Interment was in Stevenson Cemetery, Richland Parish, Louisiana. She was born and reared in Center, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Parents, Ella Mae Webb Hall and John Robert Smith; Brother, John R. Smith, Jr. Survivors include, Husband, Harold E. Lyday; Sons, Brandon Gwin & wife, Aimee, Bryan Gwin & wife, Spencer, Son, Justin Gwin; Sisters, Lynn Windham, Cindy Adams; Step-children, Jeremy and Tricia Lyday, Jennifer and Bobby White, Thomas Lyday, Ethan Lyday.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, Louisiana
Martha Ann Vickers, 65, died October 15, 2016. Interment was in Vickers Cemetery. She was born December 7, 1950, in Center Texas to Raymond and Pauline Bohannon Lawson. Survivors include, Husband, Jimmy Vickers of Milam; Sons, Mike Vickers & wife, Crystal of Sexton, Vance Vickers & wife, Johanna of Sexton, Rodolfo Martinez of Slidell, Louisiana, Edgar Martinez of Martinsville, Texas; Daughter, Debbie Terry & husband, Cooper of Longview; Brother, Joe Lawson & wife Carolyn of Shelbyville; Sister, Mary Vaughn of Longview.
Starr Funeral Home, Hemphill, Texas
Carmen Daw Parr, 48, of Orange, died October 15, 2016, in Tyler. Interment was in Truitt Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on December 18, 1967 to Johnny Mack Daw of Joaquin and Evon Wilburn Daw of Joaquin. She was preceded in death by, Grandparents, Alvin and Grace Wilburn, James and Peggy Daw; Sister, Robin Allison Daw. Survivors include, Daughter, Jessica Richardson of Nacogdoches, Texas; Parents of Joaquin, Texas; Sister, Jennifer Daw Klingenberg & husband, Chris of Nacogdoches, Texas; Kevin McKay of Orange, Texas; Brother-in-law, Taner Oskan of Istanbul, Turkey.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jackie Nelson Cannon, 79, of Troup, formerly of Shelbyville, died October 16, 2016 in Whitehouse. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born September 4, 1937, in Shelbyville, to Jack Cannon and Odell Fittz Cannon. He graduated from Shelbyville ISD, where he was very involved in athletics. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree at Stephen F. Austin University. While attending Stephen F. Austin, he played four years of college football. After graduation, Mr. Cannon returned to his High School Alma Mater, Shelbyville ISD. There, he led the Dragons in eleven undefeated games before being defeated in the State Playoff. Many of those players are still local. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Joann Howard Cannon; Son, Chris Cannon; Father, Jack Cannon. Survivors include, Mother, Odell Cannon of Whitehouse; Stepchildren, John Wayne Covington & wife, Becky, of Troup; JoLea Rucker & husband, Billy Joe, of Troup, Jill Gay & husband, Sandy, of Texarkana; Brother, Calvin Cannon & wife, Sandy, of Troup; Sister, Sherry Cannon Neal of Saint Francisville, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Eloise Sharp, 64, of San Augustine, died October 13, 2016 at her residence. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, San Augustine. Survivors include, Daughters, Angela Land of Houston, Jackie (Donta) Barnes of San Augustine; Son, Donny Holman of Lufkin; Sisters, Brenda (Martin) Randle of Center, Diana Garrett of San Augustine, Mary Ann (Ray) Holman of San Augustine; Brothers, Michael (Ruby Ray) Garrett of San Augustine, James Holman of Silsbee, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Elaine Lenore Lawson, 36, of Center, died October 14, 2016, in Center. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born December 20, 1979, in Arcadia, California, to Louis E. Bellon and Ruth E. Chirolla. She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Bellon. Survivors include, Husband, Jeffrey Lawson of Center; Children, Rachel Nichole Lawson of Center, Mitchel Lynn Lawson of Center,Hannah Ruth-Ann Lawson of Center; Mother, Ruth Chirolla & husband, Rafael, of Hemphill; Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Garry and Kay Lawson of Center; Sister-in-law, Stefanie Wagstaff & husband, Jimmy, of Joaquin; Brother-in-law, William Lawson & fiancÚ, Cristy Cooper, of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
H. B. “Burke” BOUNDS
H. B. “Burke” Bounds, 91, of Center, died October 15, 2016, at his residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born August 30, 1925, in Port Arthur, to Hubert Bob Bounds and Sudie Wright Bounds. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Margie Jones Bounds; Daughters, Vickie Bounds, Jama Holder; Son, Philip Bounds; Sister, Billie Jean Harris. Survivors include, Daughters, Marsha Bounds, Melonia Molloy & husband, Larry, Anita Long & husband, Tim; Son-in-law, James Holder; Daughter-in-law, Pam Bounds; Sister. Cynthia Fultner.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Gordon Davis, 74, of Center, died October 16, 2016 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born January 9, 1942 in the Sardis Community, Shelby County, Texas to Earnest Marlin “Monk” Davis and Gladys Wilma Porter Davis. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Joyce Ann Davis; Sister, Betty Doucet. Survivors include, Children, Tammy Fields & Michael Bennett of Lufkin, Tina Davis & Robert Hight of Center, Gordon Davis, Jr. of Center, Rebecca Risinger & husband, Dwayne of Center, James Davis & wife, Paula of Lufkin, Joey Davis & wife, Sabrina of Lufkin; Sister, Bobbie Guillory of Eunice, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas





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