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Week Ending November 11, 2005


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Price Cemetery Association meeting was rescheduled, due to hurricane damage.  The meeting will be held at Lone Cedar Missionary Church ( F.M. 3082, about 4.3 miles from Highway 7 ) Saturday, Nov. 12.  We'll gather about 10, have our association meeting about 11, and share a pot luck lunch afterwards. Anyone with family in Price Cemetery is invited to attend!  Questions?  Contact



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    I am seeking any information on a family that lived in the Shelby County area, particularly Patroon, Texas by the name of Luther and Beulah Johnson.  Luther Johnson was born 4/11/1889 in Louisiana.  He died 02/03/1972.  He married Beulah Gann 04/06/1925.  Beulah was the daughter of James S. and Mary Gann.  I believe that they also lived in Shelby County.  Beulah was born 7/27/1906 and died 7/28/1980.  Both Luther and Beulah are buried at Patroon Cemetery.  Thank you.  Leah Chauvin





   Oline Mahan Franks, 89, of Tyler, died November 2, 2005 in Tyler.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Shelby County.   Born January 22, 1916, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Sarah Ellen Childs Mahan.  Mrs. Franks was a Homemaker.  She was married to Garner Franks, and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include, Daughter, Keitha Jackson of Arp; Son, Kerry Franks of Vidor; Sisters, Donnie Foster of Beaumont, Burey Bailey of Madisonville and Barnie Edison of Nacogdoches.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Alberta Cartwright, 96, of Center died October 22, 2005.  Burial was in McWilliams Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born April 7, 1909, she was the daughter of Joe and Ardicie Sparks Cartwright.  Ms. Cartwright was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, three stepsisters and two stepbrothers.  Survivors include sister, Oma Lee Kyles of Center, and a Host of relatives and friends.  Community Funeral Home.
   Julurs Jenkins, 82, of Center died October 25, 2005.  Burial was in Westview Cemetery.  Born February 26, 1923, he was the son of Erastus and Elizabeth Jenkins.  Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Northeria Jenkins; sons, J.C. Jenkins and J. B. Jenkins.  Community Funeral Home.
   Glen Johnson, Jr. 20, of Fresno died October 30, 2005, in an automobile accident.  Born February 22, 1985, in Houston, he was the son of Frederick Glenn Johnson, Sr. and Ida Rush.  Survivors include his parents; brothers and sisters, Myron Johnson, Annika Johnson, Selwyn Johnson, Rafeal Johnson and Leshia Johnson.  Mangum Funeral Home.
    Katherine Kauffman, 79, of Center died October 22, 2005.   Burial was in Carroll Cemetery.  Born November 13, 1925, she was the daughter of Minter and Levy Matthews.  Mrs. Kauffman was preceded in death by her parents; Husband, Alvin Kauffman; Daughter, Virginia Horton; son, Johnny Kauffman; sister, Molene Gardner and brother, T.C. Matthews.  Survivors include son Leonard Kauffman of Shelbyville; Sister, Pauline Carthwright of Shelbyville; brother, A..V. Matthews of Center.  Community Funeral Home.
   Ronald Ray Keys, 54, of Center died November 7, 2005 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Burial was in Truitt Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born June 20, 1951, in Wichita County, he was the son of Oscar and Willie Etta Gafford Keys.  Mr. Keys was a US Marine Veteran.  Survivors include Daughter, Christy Jackson of Shelbyville; son, Kevin Keys of Center; brothers, Darl Keys of Fort Worth and Tommy Keys; sister, Mary Jones of Henderson, Sharon Fennel of Colorado and Judy Sutton.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Rose Marie Mixon, 81, of Houston died November 4, 2005.  Burial was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born December 27, 1923, in New Orleans, she was the daughter of Gustave Charles Shumann, Jr and Adelaide Marie Beaud.  Mrs. Mixon was retired from Nabisco Bakery, in Houston.  She married Ernest Jesse Mixon, and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include son, Raymond Mixon of Center, Patrick Mixon of Huntsville, Michael Mixon of Kiester, Minnesota, Gerald Mixon of Stafford and William Beaud Mixon of Muskogee, Oklahoma; daughters, Elizabeth Kelly of Missouri City and Jeanette Smith of Center; sister, Minerva Lawrence of Conroe.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Harold Cheyenne Harris, 22 Months, died November 8, 2005 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in McWilliams Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born December 18, 2003, in Nacogdoches,  he was the son of Kevin R. Harris and Amber McEntire, both of Nacogdoches.  Survivors inlcude, her parents; brother, Jadyn Harris of Nacogdoches.  Sid Roberts Funeral Home.
   Billy Joe Jackson, 70, of Center died November 10, 2005.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born March 9, 1935, in Shelby County, he was the son of William Henry and Viola Deason Harris.  Mr. Jackson was a barber.  Survivors include wife, Imojean Jackson; son, Joe Jackson of Center; daughter, Tina Clifton of Nacogdoches; brothers, Douglas Jackson of Center, Gene Jackson of Trinity and Don Jackson and Jimmy Jackson, both of Shelbyville.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Stanley Joe Crump, 71, of Nacogdoches died November 9, 2005 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born May 12, 1934, in Timpson, he was the son of Vincent Clyde and Babe Ruth Cogburn Crump.  Mr. Crump was retired as a heavy-machinery operator.  Survivors include his wife, Renae Holcombe Crump of Nacogdoches; daughters, Karen Morgan of Lake Jackson and Beverly Murphy, Mary Hart and Peggy Sterkel, all of Deer Park and Catherine Crump of Nacogdoches; brother, Curtis Paul Crump of Pasadena.  Taylor Funeral Home.

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