Shelby County News


Week Ending November 30, 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




Brandie Tenille Wright, 38, of Center, died November 22, 2017, in Center. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 12, 1979, in Center, to Nelda Faye Belsha McCawley. She was preceded in death by, Sister, Melissa Wright. Survivors include, Daughters, Laila Christine Bussey & husband, Jacob, of Fort Stewart, Georgia, Natalie Cheshire of Tenaha; Sister, Melinda Hughes & husband, Jack, of Center; Mother, Nelda Faye McCawley of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Don Mac Shrum, 81, of Joaquin, died November 23, 2017 in Joaquin. Interment was in Blair Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on July 20, 1936, in Rains County, Texas, the son of Loyd Eugene (Gene) and Rozella (Buchanan) Shrum. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Joyce Mullins Shrum. He served his country in the U. S. Army. Survivors include, Daughters, Sherry Hass & husband, Rex of Joaquin, Texas, Vickie Williams & husband, Roger of Lufkin, Texas; Brothers, Loyd Shrum & wife Sybil of Mena, Arkansas, Perry Shrum & wife, Leslie of Angleton, Texas; Sisters, Linda Piwonka of Clute, Texas, Raynell Presley of Dallas, Texas, Lavern Chandler & husband, James of Colfax, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
Bonnye Jean Moore Sholmire, 71, died November 23, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born in Parkersburg December 7, 1945 to Lillian Conger Moore of Parkersburg and Eugene Otis Moore of Sherman Texas, and raised by her great aunt and uncle, Cora & Ed Conger on their farm off Windy Ridge in Wirt County. Survivors include, Husband, Bob Sholmire; Sisters-in-law, Janice (Bert) Furlow of Shelbyville, Texas, Carol (Jim) Gilliland of Nacogdoches, Texas; Brother, Gerry Moore of Sistersville, West Virginia.
Cason Monk-Metcalf of Nacogdoches; Texas
Bobby Doyce “Big” Watson, 80, of Center, died November 26, 2017 in Tyler. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born July 8, 1937, in Shelby County, to Charley Doyle Watson and Annie Ruth Windham Watson. He served his country in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Peggie Sue Williams. Survivors include, Wife, Linda Watson of Center; Daughters, Lisa Verrett & husband, Charlie, of Buna, Tena Moragas of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Ina Hennigan Stone, 75, of Logansport, Louisiana, died November 27, 2017, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born September 7, 1942, in Joaquin, to Opal Yates Hennigan and Eva Belle Chandler Hennigan. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Lucille Davis; Brothers, Homer Laughlin, Ronnie Jack Hennigan. Survivors include, Husband, Douglas Stone of Logansport, Louisiana; Daughter, Teresa Watson & husband, Fess, of Joaquin; Son, Ronald Stone & wife, Susan, of Joaquin; Brothers and Sisters, Larry Hennigan of Joaquin, Wanda Sholar & husband, Top, of Petal, Mississippi, Dalene Bivens & husband, Coleman, of Shelbyville, Gayle Canton & husband, Jack, of Logansport, Louisiana, Sarah Foshee & husband, David, of Logansport, Louisiana, Jean Hughes & husband, Willie B., of Ruston, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Margaret Ann (Ni Na) Harper, 66, of Center, died November 21, 2017 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Center, Texas. Survivors include, Sons, Michael Cleveland of Center, Patrick Cleveland of Center, Tyrone Cleveland of Center, Christopher Cleveland of Center; Sister, Margie Edwards of Center.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Verlene Stewart, 81, of San Augustine, Texas, died November 29, 2017, in San Augustine, Texas. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, San Augustine. She was born December 14, 1935, in San Augustine County, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Parents, Sam Houston and Jackie Gamble; Brother, H. O. Gamble. Survivors include, Husband, Gerald Stewart of San Augustine; Sons, Tim Stewart of San Augustine, Brad Stewart & Regina Barthol of San Augustine, Rodger Stewart & wife Mandy of San Augustine; Sister, Merline Boozer of Orange, Texas; Sister-in-law, Louise Gamble of Center, Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas
Kevin Fleuelling, 60, of Tenaha, Texas, died November 16, 2017 in Tenaha. He was born May 18, 1957 in Canada to Ralph and June Fleuelling.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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