Shelby County News

Week Ending November 13, 2008

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    Betty Sue Mikesh, age 67, of Joaquin died November 8, 2008, in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Old Home Cemetery, Shelby County. Preceded in death by, Husband, Raymond Mikesh, Sr.; Daughter, Janice Elizabeth Mikesh. Survivors include, Daughters, Betsy Byrd of Carthage, Karen Herndon of Tenaha, Angel Baker of Joaquin; Sons, Bubba Mikesh of Center, Marty Mikesh of Timpson.
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    O.K. “Buddy” Hagler, 76, of Center, died November 6, 2008 at his home. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine. He was born May 17, 1932 in Shelby County to Joe Oliver Hagler and Emma Mae Askew Hagler. He had once served as Justice of the Peace of Precinct 2 in Shelby County and Commissioner for Precinct 2. Buddy was a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 and the Sharon Temple Shrine. Preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Kenneth Alan Hagler; Sister, Berniece Eubanks. Survivors include, Wife, Sue Hagler of Center; Son, Larry Hagler of Longview; Daughters, Ginger Isch of Rosharon, Tina Vaughn of Center; Brothers; James “Flip” Hagler of Shelbyville, Jack Hagler of Center; Sister, Bunchie Ross of Center.
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    Maxie Ziesemer, 88, of Houston, formerly of Center, died November 7, 2008. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 21, 1920 to Amos and Lettie Mills Hughes. Preceded in death by her Parents; Husband, Herbert Ziesemer; Son, Tony Lee Ziesemer. Survivors include, Brother, R.O. Hughes of Livingston.
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    Odell Armstreet, age 100, of Gary, formerly of Shelbyville, died November 8, 2008. Burial was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 12, 1908 to Willie and Lura Wilburn. Preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Leonard Armstreet; Grandson, Danny Armstreet; Granddaughter, Marty Armstreet Walker; Daughter-in-law, Syble Armstreet. Survivors include, Son, Hurshell Armstreet of Gary.
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    Ruthie Vaughn, 97, of Huxley, died November 5, 2008 in Center. Burial was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 28, 1911 to Joseph Littleton “Lit” and Martha Metcalf Oswalt. Preceded in death by, Parents; Husbands, Buford Permenter; T.C. “Tom” Vaughn; Sisters, Nannie Windham, Selma Owens; Brother, Aaron Oswalt; Infant Twins; Infant Sister; Infant Brother. Survivors include, Son, James Paul Permenter of Orange; Brother, Billy Windham of Cotton Valley, La.; Sisters, Bernice McGee of Minden, Genny Wiedermann of Dallas, Grace Moore of Montana, Ann Permenter of West Virginia, Johnnie Dean of Huxley.
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    Susan B. Page, 60, of Center, died November 10, 2008. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. She was born June 6, 1948 in Alton, Illinois to James Dale and Emma Iola Cooper Hendrickson. Preceded in death by, Husband, Whitfield “Whit” Page; Father, James Dale Hendrickson. Survivors include, Mother, Emma Hendrickson of Godfrey, Illinois; Sister, Margie Farley of Edwardsville, Illinois.
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    Ira Joe "Bert" Cartwright Lathan, 42, died October 26, 2008.  Burial was in Bennett Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County.  He was born May 13, 1966 to Mae Gladys Cartwright and Elray "Joe" Lathan.  Preceded in death by, Sister, Jacqueline Lathan; Brother, George Gardner.  Survivors include, Children, Ashley Cartwright, Aaron Harris Cartwright; Sisters, Vanessa Lathan, Zebbra Riggans; Brothers, Rickey R. Cartwright, Dalton Cartwright, Don Lathan, Charles Ray Lathan, Jell Cartwright.
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Heather Waller Neuwirth, 21, of Center, died, November 10, 2008 in an automobile accident. Burial was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 15, 1987 in Carthage. Survivors include, Husband, Michael Neuwirth of Center; Daughter, Sydney Laine Neuwirth of Center; Son, Michael Chase Neuwirth, II of Center; Parents, Bobby & Angela Waller of Center, Yancy & Christina Hudspeth of Center; Sisters, Erica Smith of Center, JoAnna Waller of Center; Brothers, Clayton Waller of Center, Quincy Hudspeth of Center, Brent Hudspeth of Center, Cole Hudspeth of Center.
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