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Week Ending October 27, 2011

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Velma Lorene Adkinson, 80, of Center, died October 20, 2011 in Center. Burial was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born in Bennington, Oklahoma on December 20, 1930 to George McIntyre and Martha Covurn McIntyre. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Willie K. Adkinson; Daughter, Velma Jean Adkinson; Brothers, Leonard, Roy, Calvin, James and Clarence McIntyre; Sister, Lois Rue. Survivors include, Sons, Kent Adkinson & wife, Cissy of Center, Willie Adkinson & wife, Brenda of Milam; Daughters, Joyce Ferguson & husband, Willis of Garrison, Etta Ferguson & husband, Billy of Garrison; Brothers, Clifton McIntyre & wife, Simone of Chillicothe, Junior McIntyre of Chillicothe, Donnie McIntyre & wife, Ellen of Quanah, David McIntyre & wife, Cindy of Quanah; Sisters, Dorothy McIntyre of Vernon, Alice Smith of Ft. Worth.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Dorothy Ellen Dykes Wilson, 58, of South Houston, died October 24, 2011 in Joaquin. A memorial service will be held in the Houston area at a later date. She was born in Porterville, California on September 21, 1953 to Neil Dykes and Maxine McCutcheon Dykes. Survivors include, Daughter, Bridgett Wilson; Son, Clay Wilson; Sister, Nancy Stevens & husband, George; Brother, Kenny Dykes & wife, Jackie.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

James H. “Butch” Bridwell, 70, of Georgetown, died October 21, 2011. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was born in Joaquin on January 10, 1941 to L.H. Bridwell and Ruth Haley Bridwell. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sisters, Daisy Bridwell, Bobbie Jane White. Survivors include, Wife, Helen Bridwelll of Round Rock; Son, David Bridwell & wife, Tina of Round Rock; Daughters, Tina Reckaway & husband, Mike of Leander,
Dr. Macia Edson & husband, Jeff of Kentucky, Angela Ford & husband, Dr. Gary Ford of Nacogdoches.

Cesario Florencio Silva, 48, of Center, died October 22, 2011 as a result of a car accident. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby County. Cesario was born September 10, 1963 in Comonfort, GTO Mexico to Juan Florencio Apolonio and Antonia Silva Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by, Father, Juan Florencio Apolonio and Brother, Antonio Apolonio. Survivors include, Mother, Antonia Silva Rodriguez of Center; Wife, Maricruz Florencio of Center; Children, Albina, Lizbeth, Jocelyn & Cristian Florencio all of Center; Brothers and Sisters, Josefina Barcenas & husband, Pablo, Marcelina Albarado & husband, Mario, Isabel Harrison, Miguel Florencio & wife, Josefina, Martha Vega & husband, Inez, Gustavo Florencio & wife, Maria Elena, Yolanda Bustos & husband, Samuel, Sandra Gomez & husband, Rigoberto.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Christopher Reagan Smith, Jr., 20, of Shelbyville, formerly of High Island, died October 19, 2011, at his residence. Burial was in High Island Cemetery. He was born February 26, 1991, in Beaumont. Reagan was the son of Christopher Reagan Smith, Sr., and Vicky Miller Dean. Reagan is survived by, Son, Maxxen Smith of Winnie; Father, Chris Smith and his wife, Terra of High Island; Brothers, Christian Andres of High Island, Raven Dean of Shelbyville, Shelby Wallace of Corsicana; Sister, Alexia Smith of High Island.
Broussard’s, Winnie, Texas
Helen Sweeney, 96, of Timpson, died October 23, 2011. She was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on July 28, 1915 to Frances M. Clawson and Winnie Guillory Clawson. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Windelt Sweeney; Daughter, Wendy Sweeney Keener. Survivors include, Daughters, Wanda Scruggs & husband, Bruce of Timpson, Jan Swearingen & husband, Ed of San Antonio, Gaye Stephenson & husband, Caddell of Timpson, Jeanne Michalak & husband, Mike of Timpson; Son, Scott Sweeney & wife, Terry of Corpus Christi; Brother, Raymond Clawson & wife, Marge of Lake Charles.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Mildred P. Harris, 92, of Beaumont, formerly of Logansport, Louisiana, died October 22, 20ll in Beaumont. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born December 23, 1918 in Henderson, Texas to Daniel and Kizzie Pollard. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Chester Harris; 4 Brothers; 4 Sisters. Survivors include, Sons, Cleon B. Harris & wife, Carolyn of Broussard, Louisiana, Eddie W. Harris & wife, Cynthia of Beaumont, Texas; Daughter, Linda K. Loudon of Austin, Texas; 2 Sisters; 1 Brother.
Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home
Norma Harris, 89, of Jacksonville, formerly of Sanford, Indiana, died October 22, 20ll in Tyler. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born October 7, 1922 in Paris, Illinois. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Rev. A. L. Harris; Parents, John and Lena Mae Denham, Brother & sister-in-law, Richard and Norma Denham, Sister, Margaret Dyer. Survivors include, Sons, Ed Harris & wife, Deanna of Rockford, IA, Robert Harris & wife, Linda of Lufkin, Texas; Daughter, Teresa Pollard & husband, Farrel of Jacksonville; Brothers, Clyde Denham & wife, Georgeann of Florida, Bill Denham of Evansville, Indiana, Charles Denham of Clinton, Indiana; Sister Mary Jane Barton & husband, Bob of West Terre Haute, Indiana.
Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Texas
Vicky Lynn Dean, 37, of Shelbyville, died October 19, 2011, at her residence. Burial was in Mauriceville Cemetery. She was born December 31, 1973, in Jennings, Louisiana. Vicky was the daughter of Willia Mae Johnson and Wilbert Miller. Survivors include, Father, Wilbert Miller & stepmother, Debra of Sulphur, Louisiana; Sons, Shelby Wallace of Corsicana, Raven Dean of Shelbyville; Daughter, Lexi Smith of High Island; Brother, Gary Miller of Beaumont; Sister, Peggy Krummel & husband, Robert of Orange; Stepbrother, Terry Swier & wife, Christi; Stepsister, Traci Bergeron & husband, Dave all of Sulphur.
Broussard’s, Winnie, Texas




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