Shelby County News

Week Ending November 15, 2012


The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting November 20, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The speaker this month will be Greg Grant who will talk about “Dog Trot Houses” and some of the other interests he is involved with. Everyone is invited.






Nay O. Smith, Sr, 88, of the Hawthorne Community, died November 9, 2012, in San Augustine. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County. Nay was born to Ethel Mathews Smith and Nay W. Smith on September 1, 1924, in San Augustine County, Texas. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by, Sister, Verna Taylor; Son, Glenn Edward Smith. Survivors include, Wife, Avery Smith of San Augustine; Daughter, Cindy Watts & husband, Ron of Tyler; Sons, Nay Smith, Jr. & wife, Cathleen of San Augustine, Matt A. Smith & Carol Cartwright of San Augustine; Sisters, Dovie Renfroe of San Augustine, Mildred Scarborough of Lumberton, Loretta Richards of San Augustine, Lizzie Mae Braniff of San Antonio; Brothers, Walter Smith of Pineland, Herman Smith of Sequin, Charles Smith of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas
Al Lout, 64, of Shelbyville, died November 8, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment was in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 26, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Clayton Lout and Sarah Goodwyn Brown. He was preceded in death by, Father, Clayton Lout; Mother, Sara Goodwyn Brown and husband, Homer; Wife, Linda Lout. Survivors include, Daughter, Tanya Lout of Lufkin; Son, Darrin Lout & wife, Annie of Shelbyville; Brother, Duane Lout & wife, Delois of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Ruby Fae Gibbs, 74, of Gary, Texas, died November 9, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 16, 1938 in Gary, Texas to Esker Wells and Viniie Rogers Wells. She was preceded in death by, Parents; 2 Sisters; 1 Brother. Survivors include, Husband, John L. Gibbs of Gary, Texas; Daughters, Teny "Leta" Rector & husband, Kenneth of Garrison, Texas, Debra Hall & husband, James of Gary, Texas, Peggy Eddins & husband, Jeff of Garrison; Sons, Johnnie Gibbs & wife, Mary of Gary, Texas, Duane Gibbs & wife, Jean of Timpson, Texas; Sister: Ada Essery of Tenaha, Texas.
Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas
Shelba Jean Wallace, 74, of Timpson, Texas, died November 10, 2012, in Center, Texas. No services for Shelba Wallace are scheduled at this time. She was born February 13, 1938, in Timpson, to Elmer Rhodes and Erel Baker Laake. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister Avie Ruth Williams. Survivors include, Brother-in-law, Joe Williams of Timpson; His 3 Daughters and 1 Son; Several cousins, including Arie Ann Baker and Dawn Bowers.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
Bennie P. Goodwin-Taylor, 72, died November 10, 2012. Interment was in McGillian Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 26, 1940 in Center to L.Z. "Red" and Mazana Goodwin. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Willie Glen Goodwin, Rev. Billy Ray Goodwin. Survivors include, Sons, Rev. Larry Tatum of Port Arthur, Texas, Elton "Troy" Tatum, Jr., (Yolanda) of Nacogdoches, Texas; Sisters, Alma Grace of Timpson,
Blanchie Goodwin of Fort Worth, Texas, Catherine Reed of Center, Clara Johnson (Elray) of Missouri City, Texas, Rose Stephenson of Nacogdoches, Missionary Evangelist Earnie Goodwin of Humble, Texas, Horcey Lue Hawkins of Maron, Texas, Elmirie Williams of Houston, Texas; Brother, Leonard Goodwin (Wilda) of Houston, Texas; One God Son, Michael Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Emma Rae Beasley, infant daughter of Joshua R. Beasley and Emily Nichole Hearne, died November 14, 2012 in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Parents, Joshua Beasley and Emily Hearne of Center; Grandmothers, Amy Windham and husband, Frankie of Center, Marsha Barnett and husband, Billy of Center; Grandfathers, Chris Pleasant of Center, Jimmy Beasley and wife, Regina of Gary.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Nella Faye Hubbard, 78, of Center, died November 10, 2012 in Nacogdoches. Interment will be in Blount Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 11, 1934 to Buddy Robertson and May Lou Johnson Robertson. Survivors include, Daughters, Deloise (Curtis) Lister of Garrison, Texas, Bonnie Hubbard of Center; Sons, J.L. (Jennie) Hubbard of Timpson, Allen Wayne (Tonda) Suell of Center; Brothers, Lee (Patricia) Williams of Center, O'Neal (Lucille) Jones of Center; Sister, Ora Lee Robertson of San Augustine, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Thomas Hyatt, 78, of Shelbyville, died November 12, 2012 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. November 17, 2012 at North DeSoto Church in Stonewall, Louisiana.
Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
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