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Week Ending November 18, 2005


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Price Cemetery Association meeting was rescheduled, due to hurricane damage.  The meeting will be held at Lone Cedar Missionary Church ( F.M. 3082, about 4.3 miles from Highway 7 ) Saturday, Nov. 12.  We'll gather about 10, have our association meeting about 11, and share a pot luck lunch afterwards. Anyone with family in Price Cemetery is invited to attend!  Questions?  Contact


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   Laura "Lois" Hughes, 79, of Center died November 10, 2005, at her residence.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.  Born December 5, 1925, in Magnolia, she was the daughter of Arnett Carroll and Osie Neidgh.  Ms. Hughes was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and curator at the Shelby County Courthouse.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene Robbins and Dr. Dillon Hughes and brother Harrell Carroll.  Survivors include son Kelly Robbins; daughter, Kim Graves; and brother F. W. Carroll.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Allen Curtis Parks, 69, of Timpson died November 10, 2005 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Born February 10, 1936, in Oklahoma, he was the son of Joseph and Lizzie Reed Parks.  Mr. Parks was self-employed.  Survivors include wife, Joy Eldredge Parks of Timpson; sons, Johnny Parks of Gainsville and Curtis Parks of Timpson; daughter, Donna Parks of Timpson; Brother Joe Parks of Trinity; sisters, Louise Vinson of Grove, Oklahoma and Aline Driver of Talihani, Oklahoma.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Troy Lee Perry, 85, of Center died November 12, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born August 12, 1920, in Percilla, he was the son of E.E. and Ima Grace Foster Perry.  Mr. Terry was a reserve deputy for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge and a veteran of U.S. Navy, World War II.  Survivors include wife, Jane Perry of Center; son, Wayne Perry of Center; daughters, Sue Dumatrait of Lake Charles and Janis Askew of Longview; brothers, Charles Perry of Palestine, Blue Perry of Corsicana, James of Leona and Jimmy Ray Perry of Ackerly; sisters, Elouise Roberts of Poyner, Ann Perry of Palestine and Dorothy Henderson of Palestine.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Tony Lee Cooks, 36, of Center died November 2, 2005.  Burial was in Blount Chapel Cemetery.   Born December 25, 1968, he was the son of Betty Cooks and Robert Lee Horton.  Survivors included daughter, Princess Bell of Center; sisters, Towanda Pearl Lathan of Bossier City, Louisiana, Doyla Jo Tarver, Leslie Polk, Raquel Clifton, Katine Brock, Jametrice Swindle of Center; brothers, James A. Cooks and Aubrey Cooks, both of Center.  Community Funeral Home.
   Mozelle Miears, 88, of Center died November 14, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born January 12, 1917, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Eugene and Emma Dallas Stanley Patterson.  Mrs. Miears was married to H. I Miears, and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include children, Howard Johnson and Quincy Borders Husband, both of Center, Haskell Miears of Tuscola and Horace Miears of White Oak. Mangum Funeral Home.
   Douglas Amburn, 62, of Center died November 13, 2005, in Center.  Burial was in Neuville Cemetery.  Born June 25, 1943, in Sabine County, he was the son of Rube Amburn and Lena Crawford Amburn.  Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Amburn of Center; son, Michael Amburn of Center; Brothers, Tommy amburn and Billy Amburn, both of Center; Sisters, Gertie Leach and Jane Robbins of Center, Pat Hardy Dixie Cucco, Maxie Chumley of San Augustine.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Dr. T. G. Carroll, 85, of Center died November 13, 2005, in Center.  Burial was in Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelbyville.  Born September 28, 1920, in Shelbyville, he was the son of Robert Henderson Carroll and Maggie Morrison Carroll.  Dr. Carroll was retired as a Veterinarian.   Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathryn Carroll, of Center; sons, Bill Carroll of Jacksonville and Bob Carroll of Conroe; daughter, Courtney Davis of San Augustine; sister Doris Miller of Natchitouches, Louisiana.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Olga Jeannett Diddens Drake, 81, of Timpson died November 13, 2005 in Conroe.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.  Born January 25, 1924, in Port Arthur, she was the daughter of Hermann Englebert Diddens and Gertrude, Peine, Diddens.  Ms. Drake was married to Thomas William Drake and he preceded her in death.  She was preceded in death by Parents; husband Thomas William Drake; brother Henry Diddens, sister Olive Diddens.  Survivors include sons, Clyde Earl Dodgen of Riverside, California, Kerry Drake of Timpson, Danny William of Houston; Daughter Vlon Kool of Huntsville; sister, Elfrieda Thompson of Bueno Vista, Colorado.  Garrison Funeral Homn.
   Susan Francis Cornett, 81, of Center died November 15, 2005.  Cremation was requested. Born January 26, 1924, in New York City, she was the daughter of Phillip and Susan Collins Freeman.  Ms. Cornett was owner of Dairy Circle Inn.  She was preceded in death by her parents, son, William Cornett and Daughter Elizabeth Chamberlain.  Survivors include Husband William T. Cornett of Center; sons, Thomas N. Cornett of Port Neches, James M. Cornett of Chireno, John K. Cornett of Norfolk, Virginia; daughters, Susan Collins of CenterSheila Shepherd of Nacogdoches, Mary Crow of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Kathy Metcalf of Center, Judy Moore of timpson, Jeanne Adams of Center. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Claude M. Hale, 92, of Shelbyville, died November 14, 2005 in San Augustine.  Burial was in Dunnigan Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born July 25, 1913, in Searcy County, Arkansas, he was the son of Charlie and Janie Winds Hale.  Mr. Hale was a veteran of WWII and a railroad switchman.  Survivors include ife, Letha Mae Hale of Shelbyville; daughters, Betty Risinger of Shelbyville, Charlene Sue Hale of Splendora, Donna Hale of Cleveland; sons, James Richard Hale of Shelbyville, Bobby Hale of Splendora.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Classie Marie King, 69, of Center died November 7, 2005.  Burial was in Murphy Bridge, formerly Brittain Creek.  Born August 15, 1935 in East Hamilton Community she was the daughter of Ranzy and Beulah Pilot.  Mrs. King was married to Willie Ray Randle and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include daughter Joyce Judge Herbert of Houston; mother Beulah Pilot of Center.  Hicks Morturary.

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