Shelby County News

Week Ending November 12, 2009

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Foye Metcalf, 91, of Center, died November 5, 2009 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in McClelland Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born October 13, 1918 in Shelby County to Pearl Latham and Annie Brittain Latham. She was preceded in death by, Parents; 2 Sisters; 1 Brother. Survivors include, Sons, Jerry Dale Metcalf of Little Rock, Arkansas, Bernard Metcalf & wife Guinelle of Shelbyville, Michael Metcalf & wife LaDonna of Jasper, Donnie Metcalf & wife Kathy of Shelbyville; Sister, Tump Stewart of Overton.
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Frances Nadine Hooper Cockrell, 93, of Joaquin, died November 8, 2009 in Center. Burial will be in Joaquin Cemetery, Joaquin. She was born January 24, 1916 in Panola County to Benjamin F. Hooper and Mary Nettie McGee Hooper. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Rev. Elam Franklin Cockrell; Daughter, Barbara Wright; Sister, Mary Ruth Hooper Dyess. Survivors include, Daughters, Martha Cockrell Hicks of Joaquin, Patricia Suhr of Nacogdoches, Cynthia Webster & husband Ben of Joaquin.
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Nell Brittain Fomby, 71, of Carthage, died November 5, 2009 at her home. Burial was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born July 21, 1938 in Center to Delbert Brittain and Ruby Davis Brittain. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, Husband, Joe Fomby of Lake Murvaul; Daughters, Angie Rowe & husband Robert of Carthage, Beth Wiggins & husband Paul of Snook; Sister, Peggy Willoughby & husband Jerry of Jasper.
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Gwendolyn Sparks Singh, 53, died October 31, 2009. Burial was in Westview Cemetery, Center. She was born January 1, 1956 to Beulah Garrett Cartwright and Billie Gene Sparks. She was preceded in death by, Brother, Henry Cartwright; Sisters, Maxine Swindle, Jessie Bolton. Survivors include, Daughter, Anquanette Evette Netherly & husband, Michael; Sisters, Lola Phillips & husband, James of Center, Vera Brown of Nacogdoches, Barbara Cartwright of Shelbyville, Evelyn Sparks & husband, Clifford, Jr. of Shelbyville, Cindy Gatlin & husband, JaVoris of Longview, Georgia York of Houston; Brothers, Billy Cartwright & wife, Katherine of Center, Patrick Cleveland of Center, Donald Kauffman & wife, Cynthia of Houston, Andrew Kauffman of Houston, Michael Grisby of Houston.
Community Funeral Home
Vinnie Selvon Lister, 79, died November 4, 2009. Burial was in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born May 14, 1930 in Todd Spring community to Willie E. Lister, Sr. and Dolena Chumley Lister. Mr. Lister served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by, Daughter, Veronica; Brothers, Willie E. Lister, Jr., James O. Lister; Sister, Ruby Mae Lister Biggers. Survivors include, Wife, Limmie N. Eaden Lister; Sons, Vernon Lister, Sr. & wife, Mamie; Kenneth W. Lister & wife, Debbie; Daughter, Charlotte R. Lister Ford & husband, Brian; Sister, O’dell Lister Coleman & husband, Booker; Brother, Clyde H. Lister, Sr. & wife, Joy Etta.
Hick Mortuary
Opaline Smith Daniels, 78, of Joaquin, died November 4, 2009 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Lone Cedar Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 15, 1931 in Carthage to Odrick Levi Smith and Oris Webster White Smith. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, James Daniels; Son, Kenneth Clevenger; Brother, Lewis Smith; Sister, Vergie Ruth Smith. Survivors include, Daughters, JoAnn Estes of Joaquin, Jeannie Bronson of Dallas, Deborah Parker of Tenaha, Bobbie Floyd of Joaquin, Patricia Green of Joaquin, Amber Evans of Madison, Alabama; Son, Rex Clevenger of Pasadena; Sister, Evelyn Gould of Maruiceville.
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