Shelby County News

Week Ending November 11, 2010

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Tara Lea Windham Blue was born August 16, 1971 in Center to Earl Windham and Frances Ellafay Barton Windham. Tara has been missing since November 2001. A memorial service will be held for her November 16, 2010 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ray Blue. Survivors include, Daughter, Layla Rae Blue of Lufkin; Mother, Frances Perez of Center; Father and Step-Mother, Earl Windham and Bonnie of Center; Sisters, Jeannette Biggars & husband Marvin Earl of Leesville, Louisiana, Rena Howard & husband Mike of Center, Michelle Jackson & husband Cecil of Center.
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Erasto Hernandez, Sr., 59, of Center, died November 7, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born July 26, 1951 in Tamazunchale, S.L.P., Mexico to Gabriel and Rosa Hernandez. He was preceded in death by his Father, Gabriel; Wife, Maria Hernandez. Survivors include, Children, Valdemar & Maura Hernandez, Edith & Abraham Chavira, Gustavo Hernandez, Erasto Jr. & Guadalupe Hernandez, Mayte & Jose Rios; Mother: Rosa Hernandez of Mexico.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Charles H. Brannen, Jr., 94, of Center, died November 3, 2010 in Shreveport. Burial was in Garden of Memories, Lufkin, Texas. He was born June 25, 1916 in Angelina County to Charles H. Brannen, Sr. and Mary E. Weeks Brannen. Mr. Brannen served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Sister, Mary Estelle Alatalo; Brother, James A. Brannen. Survivors include, Wife, Mae Dell Brannen of Center; Daughter, Brenda Applequist & husband Ed of Center.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Beth Hopkins Spurlock, 81, of Joaquin, died November 10, 2010 in Center. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 22, 1929 in the Aiken Community of Shelby County to James Clyde Hopkins and Neva Bridges Hopkins. She was preceded in death by, Husband, June Spurlock; Parents. Survivors include, Daughters, Betty McDaniel & husband Jerry of Joaquin, Sheila Fisher of Joaquin.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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