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    Adolphus Darrell Brittain, 79, died October 25, 2007 in Shreveport.  Burial was in Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born September 20, 1927, in Shelby County, he was the son of Tyre Henderson and Vera Green Brittain.  Mr. Brittain was retired from Conoco.  He is preceded in death by Parents, Brother, O'Bryane Brittain; sister, Beatrice Ward.  Suriviors include his wife, Mae, S. Brittian of Many; sons, Robert Brittain, of Lake Charles, Steve Brittain of Georgetown; daughters, Margo Brittain of Moss Bluff, Nacy Brittain Barham of Lake Charles; Brothers, G. E. "Ann" Brittain of Lake Charles; Sisters, Bernice Brown of
    Jaye Jean Taylor Stewart, 77, of Beverly Hills, Califormia, formerly of Center, died October 26, 2006.  Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born July 3, 1932 in Center, she was the daughter of J. Wiley and Virgie Duke Taylor.  Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her parents and husband Dr. D. M. Stewart, Jr.  Survivors include son John Colwell of Oak Ridge North, Texas; Daughter, Jan Dockendorf of Pacific Palisades, California; step-daughter, Lisa Otey of O'Fallen, Illinois; sister, Duke Ellen Taylor Swinney of Missouri City, Texas. 
    Nera Elda Blankenship Williams, 84, of Sachse, Texas, died November 1, 2006.  Burial was in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County.  Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by husband C. H. Williams. Survivors include grondsons, nieces and nephews. 
    Tolbert E. Foster, 77, died November 3, 2006.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park,  Born May 20, 1929, he was the son of Tom Foster and Ruth Smith Kindle.  He and his father built the existing headed Center Broadcasting Company and later built the existing cable television system in Center.  Beyond the radio station in East Texas, he operated radio and television station in California, Arizona, New Mexico.  Mr. Foster was co-founder and co-designer of the golf course and the Center Country Club.  Survivors include wife, Betty Foster of Center; mother, Ruth Smith Kindle of Austin; daughter Bonnie Walker of Austin; sons, Tolbert L. of Arlington, James Robert of Corpus Christi


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