Shelby County News

Week ending November 21, 2019
Pictures of Center High School for the years 2010, 2011, 2013

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Jane Morrison
Donated By
Rayford & Alease Coplin


Joe Anderson
Donated By
Mr. & Mrs. Teddy G. Hopkins


Billy Lawson
Donated By
Mr. & Mrs. Teddy G. Hopkins

Joe Anderson
Donated By
Marleta Childs

James A. "Buddy" Hogan, Jr.
Donated By
Jane Sanford Keppler

Scotty Baldwin
Donated By
Venorah McSwain

Margaret Robertson
Donated By
Venorah McSwain





Richard Griffin, 80, of Center, died November 18, 2019, in Center. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born August 21, 1939, in Center, to Dick Griffin and Clara Anderson Griffin. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Dan Griffin; Daughter-in-law, Vickie Case Griffin; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Buford and Jimmie Alford. Survivors include, Wife, Mary Ann Alford Griffin of Center; Sons, Robert Griffin & wife Melody of Center, David Griffin of Center; Brothers, Bobby Griffin & wife Carol of Lufkin, Jerry Griffin & wife Phyllis of Joaquin; Brother-in-law, Charles Alford & wife Mary Lou of San Augustine.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
James Richard Shofner, 89, of Center, Texas, died November 18, 2019, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born to Martin Lee and Bessie Flemings Shofner on December 21, 1929, in Center, Texas. He served his country in the United States Navy, where he completed a tour of duty during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Father and Mother-in-law, Jim and Gladys Snider Vaughn; Son-in-law, Michael Wilburn; Sisters, Mary Lee Reichel, Bille Jean Livingston; Brothers-in-law, Leon Livingston, Doug Parker, Pug Yarbrough, J.C. Vaughn, Bryant Birdwell, Jerry Reichel; Sisters-in-law, Doris Parker, Carol Shofner, Marilynn Vaughn. Survivors include, Wife, Rosa Lee Vaughn Shofner of Center. Daughters, Debora Shofner Johnson & husband Darrell of Center, Janet Shofner Wilburn of Center; Brother, Delbert Shofner; Sisters, Edna Ruth Birdwell, Linda Henderson & husband Joe, Kathi Howard & husband Dewey; Sister-in-law, Ann Vaughn Yarbrough.
Online condolences can be sent at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Curtis Aaron Price II, 40, of Center, Texas, died November 9, 2019. He was born on March 1, 1979 in Houston, Texas. Survivors include, Children, Curtis Price III, Xaaron Price; Parents, Curtis and Geraldine Price of Center, Texas; Brothers, Keith (Quiena) Price of Dallas, Texas; Antonio (Angela) Price of Ervin, Texas; Jonathan Price of Arizona; Sisters, LaDelsha Price of Humble, Texas, Mon-Ruth Price of Center, Texas; Special Acknowledge Sister, Tera Garcia of Longview, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Thena Moore, 77 of Tenaha, died November 13, 2019 at her residence. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery in Bobo Community, Shelby County. Survivors include, Daughters, Arethenia Anthony (Johnathan) of Beaumont, Pearl Bizzell (Brady) of Dallas, Thelma Moore of Tenaha; Son, Dewayne Moore of Tenaha; Sisters, Gloria Battle of Houston, Gloria Roberts (Katral) of Dallas, Melva Colbert (Vernon) of Houston, Joyce Earl of Dallas, Mary Lewis of Dallas, Martha Browder (Robert) of Dallas, Barbara Earl of Dallas, Winfred Earl of Timpson, Jennie Williams (Henry) of Dallas; Brothers, Joe D. Bussey of Timpson, Elijah Bussey (Corintian) of Lafayette, Louisiana, Welton Earl (Cherry) of Timpson, Bennett Early (Lois) of Timpson, Tony Wallace of Dallas, J. L. Hubbard of Timpson.
Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas
Kenneth Ernest McGough, 58, of Shelbyville, passed away. A memorial service will be held from 2pm until 3pm Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Huxley Bay Marina, 12925 FM 2694, Shelbyville, Texas.
Boone Funeral Home, Bossier City, Louisiana.
Danny Scarborough, 70, of Shelbyville, died November 20, 2019, in Tyler. Interment will be in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors and additional information to follow.
Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas



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