Shelby County News

Week Ending November 01, 2012


The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting November 20, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The speaker this month will be Greg Grant who will talk about “Dog Trot Houses” and some of the other interests he is involved with. Everyone is invited.




Kermit "Bud" Burleson, Jr., 79, of Orange, died October 28, 2012 in Orange. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. Mr. Burleson was born June 3, 1933 in Sulphur, Louisiana to Kermit K. Burleson, Sr. and Amoura Louis Davis Burleson. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Carole Burleson, mother of his four daughters; Sisters, Margaret Clark, Beverly Tilley. Survivors include, Wife, Jeanette Venable Burleson of Orange; Daughters, Vicki Ishee & husband, Wayne, Sandra Samford & husband, Don, Beth Thibodeaux & husband, Ron, Sharon Stewart & husband, Jeff; Stepsons, Gerald Lindsey, Jr., Chad Lindsey; Sisters, Audrey Berry, Elise Beeler; Brother, Nolan Burleson & wife, Carol.
Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, Texas
Carmen Inez Duncan, 76, of Lakeside City, died October 27, 2012 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park. Carmen was born December 6, 1935 in Shelbyville, Texas, to Frank and Myrta Hardy Chandler. She was preceded in death by, Husband, W.C. “Bill” Duncan; Children, David Duncan, William “Billy” Duncan, Cathy Duncan Schrader; Sister, Mildred McCary; Brother, Frank “Buddy” Chandler, Jr. Survivors include,
Son, Robert Duncan & wife, Vikki of Lakeside City; Daughter-in-law, Colleen Duncan; Son-in-law, Mike Schrader; Sisters, Avis Duncan of Huxley, Texas; Cora Wimberly & husband, Charles of Huxley, Texas; Brother, Alton Chandler & wife, Peggy of Bastrop Texas; Brother-in-law, Joe McCary of Shelbyville, Texas.
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David Lloyd Anderson, Sr., 70, of Timpson, Texas, died October 27, 2012 at his home. Interment will be in Turner Cemetery, New Caney, Texas. He was born March 13, 1942, in Wharton, TX, to Elmer David Anderson, Sr., and Velma Dee Gaddis Anderson. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Wanda Jane Anderson; Brothers, Elmer David Anderson, Jr., Monroe Anderson; Sisters, Dorothy Mader, Ruth Reeves. Survivors include, Daughters, Denise Joette Anderson of Cleveland, Texas, Paula Oliver & husband, Bryan Keith Oliver of Timpson; Sons, David Lloyd Anderson, Jr., Billy Ray Anderson, both of Splendora, Texas, James Steven Anderson of Dolen, Texas; Brothers, Walter Anderson & wife, Mary of Joaquin, Texasa, Thomas Anderson of Huffman, Texas, Larry Anderson of New Caney, Texas; Sister, Hazel Prazak & husband, Willie of Wharton, Texas.
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Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Doris Wimberly Bassett, 81, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, died October 14, 2012. No service was held as Doris wanted her body to be given to science so it could assist the medical profession to better understand her types of medical issues. She was born in Shelby County, Texas to John and Maggie Adams Wimberly. Survivors include, Husband, Richard Bassett; Daughters, Susan Elliot & husband, Gary of Arvada, Colorado, Carolyn Kay Ortiz of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Brother, Charles Wimberly & wife, Cora of Huxley, Texas; Sister, Juanita LaVerne Wimberly of Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
James E. Luman, 53, of Joaquin, died October 28, 2012 at his residence. Interment was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on August 16, 1959 in Center to James Verlon Luman and Jeanette Peace Luman. He was preceded in death by, Mother, Jeanette Luman; Brother, Wayne Luman. Survivors include, Daughters, Leslie McGuire & husband, Justin of Center, Lindsay Huskey & husband, Steven of Center; Father, Verlon Luman of Center; Sisters, Janie Andress of Nacogdoches, Tracy Windham of Center, Tammie Luman of Austin, Corine Correa of Kyle; Brother, Robert Luman of Alabama; Fiance, Amy Trent of Joaquin; Stepdaughters, Amanda Trent of Joaquin, Stefani Trent of Joaquin.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Kerry K. Whitton, 78, died October 29, 2012, in San Augustine, Texas. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. He served his country in the United States Army. He was a graduate of Texas A & M and UT Law School. He taught math for several years in Port Acres, Texas and San Augustine.
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Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Rose Ann Coats, 71, of Pollok, Texas, died October 26, 2012, in Lufkin, Texas. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Nacogdcohes County. She was born February 14, 1941, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, to Jeff F. Coats Sr. and Georgia Lee Clifton Coats. Survivors include, Brothers, Jeff Coats Jr. of Center, Texas, Bill Coats of Muskegon, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
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Teodora Pimentel, 70, of Center, died October 27, 2012 at her residence. Interment will be in Mexico. She was born November 1, 1941 in Jaripo, Guerrero, Mexico to Guillermo Robles and Rafaela Palacios. Survivors include, Husband, Nicolas Pimentel of Center; Children:, Rosa Chavez & husband, Antonio Diaz, Josephina Chavez & husband, Abrhan, Guadalupe Chavez & husband, Pero Mendoza, Andres Chavez & wife, Lilia of Center, Sylvester Chavez & wife, Edelmira, Demecio “Damey” Chavez & wife, Rafaela of Center, Benito Chavez & wife, Gabriella, Irelanda Chavez & husband, Noe Diaz, Martina Chavez & husband, Bartollo Lopez.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Edith Warr, 89, of Center, died October 31, 2012 at Pine Grove Nursing Home. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Survivors include, Son, Ronnie Warr & wife, Jeannie of Center; Daughter, Vivian Ann Conway & husband, Jerry of Center; Grandchildren, Kim Oswalt & husband, Steve of Center, Carol Ann Eberenz & husband, Brad of Center, Alicia Warr of Dallas, Sonya Wilburn & husband, Bradley of Center.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Harvey “Peanut” Davis, 59, of Center died October 21, 2012 in Center. Interment was in Roberts Cemetery, San Augustine County. Survivors include, Wife, Teresa Rugley of Center; Sons, Cedric Malone & wife, Ronda of San Antonio, Harvey Price of San Augustine, Donte Thedford of Center; Daughter, Chrystal Price of San Augustine; Stepdaughters, Krishunna Cartwright & husband, Andre of Shelbyville, Takeisha Lathan of Center; Stepmother, Thelma Watts of Houston; Brothers, Edward Davis & wife, Brenda of Toledo, Ohio, Craig Davis & wife, Ida of Hemet, California, Michel Watts of Houston, Bobbie Earl Barnes of San Augustine; Sisters, Annie Lister of San Augustine, Linda Mosby & husbnad, David of San Augustine, Cassandra Johnson of Houston, Felicia Jackson & husband, Kenneth of Houston, Ronda Watts of Houston.
Percy Garner & Son Mortuary, San Augustine

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