Shelby County News

Week Ending December 7, 2007


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     The Champion is desirous that Judge Perkins should resign. For some cause it appears that he is not attentive to his duties, if the following statement taken from the East Texas Progress  is correct:
     Judge Perkins adjourned court Thursday and left Wednesday, the 25th inst?. About half the business of the Term was disposed of.  There were several cases in which both sides were ready for trial, but were continued by the Judge, without explanation except that he wished to adjouned court.  Considerable dissatisfaction is expressed by the people with this action. 
      The court had two weeks longer in the term and the people seem to think when a judge is paid $8 per day, he should stay at his post of duty until the docket is cleared or the term exhausted

The Champion March 1890


    James Manshack, 65, of Center died December 1, 2007 at his residence.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born February 23, 1942, in Center, he was the son of Melvin and Modena Parker Manshack.  Mr. Manshack was retired from Hallmark Fixture and served in the U.S. Army.  He was preceded in death by his Parents, Melvin and Modena Manshack.  Survivors include, Wife Ella Manshack of Center; Son, Randy Hughes of Nacogdoches; Daughter, Susan Denby of Hallsville.  Watson and Sons Funeral Home. 
     Darlene Nash Porter, 56, of Sardis Community died December 2, 2007, at her residence. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.  Born March 11, 1961, she was the daughter of Jimmy Nash and Alice Graham Fuller.  Ms. Porter was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Alice Fuller.  Survivors include Husband, Joe Porter of Center; Sons, Jody Porter, and Clifton Porter, both of Center.  Sister, Charline Channel of Center; Brothers, Jimmy Nash of Timpson and Johnny Fuller of Center.  Mangum Funeral Home.  
    Ollie Stilley Bogue, 97, of Duncanville, Texas, formerly of Timpson, died November 30, 2007, in Duncanville.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born June 30, 1910, in Timpson, she was the daughter of James Francis and Effie Lavada Smiley Stilley.  Ms. Bogue was preceded in death by Husband, Joseph A. Bogue; 3 Brothers and 1 Sister.  Survivors include Son, James Bogue of Timpson; Daughter, Bette Bunger of Duncanville and Brenda Beasley of Brenham. Texas.  Taylor Funeral Home.
    Coye Dayton Bush, 75, of Center died December 6, 2007 in Center.   Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery.  Born July 15, 1932, he was the son of Elton Dee and Cordell Williamson Bush.  Mr. Bush was preceded in death by his Wife, Ima Jean Livingston Bush; Daughter, Brenda Gayle Bush Wright; Brothers, Special Bush, J. D. Bush, Alford Bush and Foye Bush; Sister Mirian Bush Cowart.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


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