Shelby County News

Week Ending December 06, 2012







LCpl. Frank Allums, Sr., USMC, 62, of Amarillo died November 28, 2012. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas. He was born February 28, 1950, in Shelby County, Texas to Truman Allums and Florence Cooper Allums. He serviced his country in the Unites States Marine Corp during the Viet Nam War. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Shirley Ann Wilson Allums; Parents; One Sister. Survivors include, Children, Frank Allums & wife, Brandi of Huntsville Texas, Carey Cox of Amarillo & Bruce Cox of Aubrey Texas, Kristopher Allums & wife, Vickie of New Caney Texas, Staci Martinez & husband, Faustino of Amarillo; Sister, Ollie Keele of Milam Texas; Brother, Danny Allums of Crockett Texas.
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J. C "Coach" Warren, 67, died November 29, 2012, in Louisiana. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Welsh, Louisiana. He was born June 17, 1945, in Orange, Texas to Joyce and Margaret Warren. He grew up in Shelbyville, Texas, and attended Shelbyville High where he was an All-State basketball and football player. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Kathy Gordon Warren; Children, Ron Warren, Rachelle Richard and Renee Warren; Brothers, George, Mac and Larry Warren.
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Jim Weldon Chambers, 51, of Hemphill, Texas, died December 1, 2012, at his residence. Interment was in Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County. He was born August 21, 1961, in San Augustine County, Texas, to John and Dorothy Adkins Chambers. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Opal Chambers of Hemphill; Sons, Justin Merritt & wife, Jessica of Shelbyville, Jordan Merritt & wife, Deidre of Lufkin, Logan Merritt of Hemphill; Daughter, Amanda Merritt of Hemphill; Brother, Albert Chambers & wife, Reba of Pineland; Sister, Cindy Murray & husband, Gaylon of Rosevine Community.
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Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, Texas
Josiah Kai Bryan, infant son of Kerry Christopher and Laurie Lynn Kelt Bryan died November 28, 2012 in Oklahoma City. Intement was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, Oklahoma. Josiah Kai Bryan was born April 13, 2012 to Kerry and Laurie Bryan in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Survivors include, Parents; Paternal grandmother, Patricia Byrd of Center, Texas, Maternal grandparents, James and Lisa Kelt of Roswell, New Mexico; Uncle & Aunt Korey and Keisha Byrd of Center, Texas; Uncle Justin Kelt of Roswell, New Mexico.
Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Lawton, Oklahoma
Jim Fountain, 69, of Center, died November 30, 2012 at his residence. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 31, 1943 in Shelby County to Bill and Lessie Mae Mancil Fountain. Jim served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Billy Wayne Fountain, Waylon Rex Fountain. Survivors include, Brothers, Eddie Fountain & wife, Anna of Etoile, Larry Fountain & wife, Susan of Center, Gary Fountain of Center; Sister, Carol Fountain Cook & husband, Jerry of Conroe.
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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jimmy Eugene Fenley, 43, of Center, died November 26, 2012 in Galveston. Interment was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 8, 1969 in Houston to Ira W. Fenley and Carolyn Sue Luman Fenley. He was preceded in death by, Sister, Krystal Joyce Fenley. Survivors include, Daughter, Krystal Joyce Fenley of Center; Son, Kevin Ira Fenley of Center; Parents, Dub & Carolyn Fenley of Center; Brothers, Mike Fenley of Center, Marty Fenley of Center; Sister, Brenda Darlene Hyde of Houston.
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Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Clinton Earl “Sunny” Gardner, 69, of Center, Texas, died November 29, 2012 at his residence. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Center. He was born December 31, 1942 in Center to R.A. Gardner and Pinkie McCoy. Survivors include, Wife, Ola Gardner of Center, Texas; Daughters, Mary (David) Fountain of Nacogdoches, Texas, Carmellia (Larry) Cartwright of Center, Texas; Son, Danny Gardner of Center, Texas; Sister, Ella M. Hall of Marshall, Texas.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
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