Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending October 31, 2003
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---If you look into an open well at high noon on the first day of May --or at midnight on Holloween---you will see your lover's face in the water.  wow!
---Peel an apple without breaking the peel, swing the peel around your head 3 times, and throw it over your shoulder.  When it lands, it will form the initial of you lover.    too much trouble!
---Pull a hair from the head of the girl you like and she will love you.  sure!
---If you stub your toe, kiss your thumb and you will see your beau. ok!

petewilliams.jpg (4669 bytes) Ain't it a Gas?? Mr. and Mrs. Pete Williams at William Henry Smith's Service Station on Cora Street - 1940.  Look at the price of Gas. ***

gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes) Mt. Herman School #49, photo of 1940 the students,  has been added to the Shelby County School Page. gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)

gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)The 1988 Timpson High School Annual is now on the Schools Web Site.gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)


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I am looking for anyone that knows anything about this Gochie family of Shelby Co., TX.
Jefferson "Dick" Gochie. Born in May 1860 in Louisiana and died in Shelby Co. abt 1911. abt 1890 Jefferson first married ?? ??. ?? who died  abt 1897.
They had the following children:
Daltie. Born in May 1890 in La.
Manerva  "Nevie" Born  1892 in Ark and died Okla 12/28/1956.  Manerva married Asia Bright, in Shelby Co.
Lillie O.. Born in May 1894 in TX. Married 1st Daniel Atkinson 05/05/1932, in Shelby Co. Married 2nd Quitman Click 07/11/1914 in Shelby Co., They were divorced  bef 1920 in Shelby Co.
Lorilla "Rilla". Born in Jan 1896 in Shelby Co. Lorilla moved to Dallas, She had a daughter Dorothy.
Belle. Born  abt 1897 in Shelby Co. (Possibly given up for adoption after her mother died.)
Jefferson "Dick" Gochie 07/11/1899 married 2nd Sarah Addie Price (Moore), in Shelby Co. She was born 05/10/1882 in Galveston. Sarah Addie died on 10/03/1954.  They had the following children:
Della Born on 05/12/1900 in Shelby Co  and died on 01/14/1974. On 03/25/1915 Della married Sam Coleman Nichols, son of W. A. Nichols & Alice J. Fox, in Shelby Co. She was born 04/04/1896 in Sabine Parish, LA. Sam Coleman died in Center, Shelby Co, on 06/23/1979.
Leslie. Born  abt 1903 and died in died in infancy.
Alton Parker. Born on 04/05/1903 in Shelby Co., Died in Caddo Parish, La on 02/16/1975. On 04/08/1955 married Audrey Bell Golden, daughter of John Aden Golden & Maggie Hopkins. Born on 12 Feb 1911 in Shelby Co., TX. Audrey Bell died on 1 Jun 1997.
Willie Mae Born on 24 Apr 1907 in Shelby Co. On 7 Jan 1921 Willie Mae married Dennis Horn Broadway, son of William Broadway & Jennie A. De Decotta, in Shelby Co. Born in Mar 1898 in Shelby Co. Dennis Horn died in Houston, Harris Co., TX   abt 1978. Thanks,  Rhonda Bridges email


   Odell Estes, 86, died October 25, 2003.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born August 15, 1917, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Flint and Minnie Gamble Spann.  Mrs. Estes was preceded in death by her parents, Flint and Minnie Gamble Spann; husbands, Allen Eaves and Jack Estes; sisters, Vassie Amburn and Lamerle Trent and Brother Buck Spann.   Survivors include daughters, Joyce Windham of Center. Billie Davis of Center.   Mangum Funeral Home.
   Selma B. Turpin, 85, of Garrison died October 22, 2003.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Born September 13, 1918, in Timpson, he was the son of Jesse Turpin and Beulah Wiggons Turpin.  Mr. Turpin was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Beulah Wiggons Turpin; daughter, Linda; sons, Don Bird and Ben Lee Bird; brother and sisters, Percy, Forrest David, Lucille, Mona and Peggy.  Survivors include wife, Jean Turpin of Garrison; sons, James Turpin, Dan Turpin, both of Houston and John Bird of Trinity; daughters, Kathryn of Ore City and Sue Grimes of Austin.  Garrison Funeral Home.
   Edna Bittick Lightfoot, 74, of Center died October 28, 2003.  Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery.  Born June 18, 1929, in Brady, she was the daughter of Buren and Arliva Langford Bittick.  Mrs. Lightfoot was married to Jeff Lightfoot and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include son, Clifford Lightfoot of Center; daughter, Kathryn Oates of Shelbyville; sisters, Laverne Folsom of Center and Marie Ross of Texarkana.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Fay Wallace, 98, of Pasadena and formerly of Center died October 30, 2003.   Burial was in Short Cemetery.  Born August 16, 1905, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Joe and Anne E. Martin Hughes.   Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde Warren and Jesse Wallace.   Survivors include  son Maurice Warren of Pasadena; sister, Annie B. Gayheart of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mangum Funeral Home.
   Alice Macon, 53, died October 16, 2003.  Burial was in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.  Born March 13, 1950, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Earley Macon and Gladies Thomas.  Ms. Macon is preceded in death by her father, Earley Macon and sister, Mary Wright.  Survivors include her mother Gladies Thomas; brohers. L.D. Fields, both of Shelbyville; sons, Charles McClelland, Jerome McCelland, both of Shebyville and Gregory Macon of Rusk; daughter, Alicia Holman of Shelbyville.  Community Funeral Home.


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