Shelby County News

Week Ending October 25, 2012





Roy Alford Spradley, 83, of Lufkin, died October 14, 2012. Interment was in Garden of Memories Memorial Park, Lufkin, Texas. He was born August 4, 1929 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Bay and Genevieve Alford Spradley. Mr. Spradley served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Billy Spradley, Bobby Spradley; Father-in-law, Roy Rudd. Survivors include, Wife, Glenda Spradley of Lufkin; Son, Jeff Spradley & wife, Patti of Lake Park, Georgia; Daughter, Lori Henry & husband, Chuck of Humble; Mother-in-law, Elsie Tee Rudd of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
Dessie L. Smith Burkett Kale, 87, of Joaquin, died October 20, 2012 in Center. She was born September 16, 1925 in Joaquin to Raymond Race Smith and Pearl Thorn Smith. Survivors include, Sons, Ben M. Burkett & wife, Jeannine of Vidor, Kenneth H. Burkett & wife, Betty H. of Joaquin; Sister, Dorothy Lawson of Joaquin.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Harold “ Mickey” L. Permenter, 86, died October 18, 2012 in Center, Texas. Interment was in Cool Springs Cemetery, Longstreet, Louisiana. He was born on September 16, 1926 in Shreveport, Louisiana to John and Josie Permenter. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Annette Lawrence Permenter; Sisters, Aileen Lewis, Frances Sirmon, Winona Thornton, Mary Burton. Survivors include, Daughters, Janet Cammack & husband, Rennie, Elizabeth Cox & husband, Eugene; Brothers, John Permenter & wife, JoAnn, Bobby Permenter & wife, Vernis.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Logansport, Louisiana
Patsy Ann Thornton, 52, of San Augustine, Texas, died October 21, 2012, in San Augustine. Interment was in Macune Cemetery. She was born October 3, 1960, in Center, Texas, to Lucious Thomas Thornton and Mildred Marie White Thornton. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Donald Thornton. Survivors include, Husband, David Earl Eddings of San Augustine; Brothers, Ronald Thornton & wife, Kathy of Melrose, Ray Thornton, Lynn Thornton, Tom Thornton, Charles Thornton & wife, Linda, Hollis Thornton, William Thornton all of San Augustine; Sisters, Ida Butler & husband, Cornell of San Augustine, Mary Wall & husband, Robert of Newton, Peggy Brown & husband, Jerry of Black Jack; Sister-in-law, Jean Thornton of Lufkin.
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas
Elsie Tee Youngblood Rudd, 100, of Center, Texas, died October 20, 2012 at her home. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby County. Elsie Tee was born December 13, 1911, in the Day Community of Shelby County, to Everett and Minnie Haight Youngblood. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Roy Rudd, Son-in-law, Roy Spradley. Survivors include, Children, Glenda Spradley of Lufkin, Bobbie Smiley & husband, Ray of Houston, William Rudd & wife, Dianna of Dallas. Sisters-in-law, Florence McFatter Rudd of Jackson, Tennessee, Vaneta Rudd Walker & husband, Tommy of Euless.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Teresa Jean Whitton, 60, of Timpson, died October 22, 2012 in Nacogdoches. She was born October 6, 1952 in Shelby County to Barnett Mobley and Odell Fultz Mobley. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sisters, Linda Collins, Wanda Bearden. Survivors include, Daughters, Rhonda Villarreal of Deberry, Kimberly Griffin of San Augustine, Angela Whitton of Joaquin; Son, Michael David Whitton of Huntsville; Special Daughter, Vickie Espinoza of Timpson; Sisters, Sheila Aguilar of Timpson, Mary Hodge of Timpson.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Avis Mae Leggett Buckner, 84, died October 23, 2012 in Atascocita, Texas. Interment will be in Johnson Cemetery, Shelby County. Avis was born in the Ashton Community on July 11, 1928 to Asa Leggett and Maggie Taylor Leggett. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Ralph Buckner. Survivors include, Daughter, Martha Buckner; “Other daughters”, Vanya Rhea, Betsy Delgado; Brother, John Leggett of Joaquin; Sister, Anne Harvey of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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