Shelby County News


Week Ending November 16, 2017             


Woodman of the World


              Laurie Lewis Rogers                                         Barbara Cockrell                    
                             Donated By                                                     Donated By                                   
   Shelby County Historical Commission           Daughters of the Republic of Texas   
                                                                       William Carroll Crawford Chapter

G. W. Strong
Donated By
Charlene H. Kraemer




Darrell Shofner, Sr., 82, of Center, died November 10, 2017, at his residence. Interment was in Latham Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born January 19, 1935, in Shelbyville, to Henry Marvin Shofner and Annie Zella Litton Shofner. He served his country as Airman First Class in the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Prentice Shofner; Sisters, JaNell Sanford, LaMerle Fleming. Survivors include, Sons, Johnny Darrell Shofner Jr. & wife, Tammie of Center, Jeb Stuart Shofner & wife, Pam of Center, Nathan Forrest Shofner & wife, Denise of Shelbyville; Brother, Jarrell Shofner & wife, Tommie of Jasper; Brother-in-law, William Sanford.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Raquel Rubio, 51, of Tenaha, Texas, died November 8, 2017 in Tenaha. Interment was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha. She was born on July 12, 1966 in Berrien Township, Michigan to Victor Rubio and Maria Pena Rubio. She is preceded in death by her father. Survivors include, Mother, Maria Rubio; Brothers, Ricardo Rubio & wife, Reyna, Renato Rubio & wife, Maria, Ramiro Rubio & wife, Margarita, Rolando Rubio & wife, Suwanna, Raul Rubio & wife, Irma, Rene Rubio & wife, Patricia; Sister, Rosa Rodriguez & husband, Julio.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Floyd Adams, 83, of Center, Texas, died November 12, 2017 in Center. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on March 23, 1934 in Center to Clayter Adams and Fannie Jetton Adams. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Floyd M. Adams; Brother, Otha J. Adams; Sisters, Jackie Williams, Bobbye Ann Emory. Survivors include, Wife, Suswati Adams; Sons, Mickey Adams of Silsbee, Randy Adams & wife, Erika of Center; Daughter, Belinda Brewer & husband, Mallcom of Lumberton; Brother, Clayter “Clayton” Adams, Jr. of Houston. .
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Johnathon Edward Martin, Jr., 30, of Timpson, Texas, died November 10, 2017. He was born on February 16, 1987 in Houston, Texas to John Edward Martin and Sonja Gail Collins Rolfes. He graduated from Timpson High School as a member of the Class of 2005. Survivors include, Wife, Samantha Abbate Martin; Babies, Kamden Cole Martin, Makynlie Claire Martin; Father, John Edward Martin & wife Terri; Mother, Sonja Gail Rolfes; Brother, Joshua Lloyd Martin; Sisters, Harley Martin, Emily Ann Rolfes, Heather Gray, Brittany Dupree, Kaela Hudman; Mother in law, Tracie Abbate; Brothers-in-law:, Caleb Abbate, Noah Abbate.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Sharla Kay Craig Foster, 48, of Timpson, died November 14, 2017, at her residence. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. She was born September 23, 1969, in Elgin, to Marvin Wayne Craig and Nancy Kay Brick Craig. She was preceded in death by, Mother, Nancy Kay Craig. Survivors include, Husband, Rodney Glenn Foster of Timpson; Daughter, Amanda Kay Craig & friend, Devin Dade of Timpson; Son, Tanner Wayne Knight of Timpson; Father, Marvin Wayne Craig of Plano; Brother, Michael Scott Craig & wife, Karen of Mesquite; Sister, Sheryl Denice Basco & husband, Paul of Allen; Brother-in-law, Kevin Foster & wife, Evelyn of Gary; Sister-in-law, Connie Smith of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Juanita 'Nita' Scott Snider, 90, died November 13, 2017 from complications of a fall suffered November 1, 2017. Interment will be at Rosewood Park Mausoleum. She was born July 30, 1927 in Center, Texas to William Scott and Nina (Baggett). She was preceded in death by, Husband, Early Snider; Brothers, Tracy Scott, Earnest Scott; Sisters, Mellisa Scott, Kimbro, Irene Scott Woods; Son, Jerry Currier. Survivors include, Children:, Vickie Snider Ogilvie & husband, Dean, Randy Scott Snider, Kirk Snider & wife, Sue.
A memorial guestbook maybe signed online at
Johnny Ray Jones, 69, of San Augustine, Texas, died November 08, 2017 at Longview Regional Medical Center. Interment was in Haley Bush Cemetery. Survivors include, Special Friend, Willie Mae Williams of San Augustine, Texas; Daughters, Lisa Williams Dodd (Larry) of Nacogdoches, Texas, Sherry Johnson (Wayne Grant) of Beckville, Texas, Misty Williams of Lufkin, Texas; Son, Michael Williams (Brenda) of Lufkin, Texas; Brothers, Bobbie Jones (Blanchie) of Nacogdoches, Texas, Calvin Jones (Celia) of Nacogdoches, Texas, Chester Jones (Bobbie) of San Augustine, Texas, Patrick Jackson (Charllette) of Desoto, Texas, Donald Dupree (Shelia) of Lufkin, Texas; Sisters,
Annie Faye Berry of Center, Texas, Sandra Jackson of San Augustine, Texas.
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas
Vastine L. Folsom, 89, of Center, died November 14, 2017, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born July 17, 1928, in Center, to John Selmer Luman and Eunice Anderson Luman. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Daniel H. Folsom; Sons. Larry Folsom, Daniel Folsom, James Doyle Folsom; Sisters, Vaudine Adams, Verniece Holt, Velma Smith. Survivors include, Son, Randy Folsom & wife, Lacey, of Center; Daughter, Carolyn Shaw of Plano; Daughter-in-law, Betty Folsom; Brother, Verlon Luman of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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