Shelby County News

Week Ending December 11, 2008

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    Adele Jackson Anthony, age 94, of Center died, December 4, 2008 in San Augustine. Burial was in Campti Cemetery, Shelby County. Preceded in death by, Husband, Allen Jackson; Brothers, James E. Jackson, Robert E. Jackson, Edward (Slick) Jackson; Sister, Frances Jones. Survivors include, Sister, Lucille Hughes of Center; Sister-in-law, Mattie Jackson of Center.
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    ILA Mae Windham, age 69, of Ft. Worth formerly of Center, died, November 28, 2008 in Ft. Worth. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Center. Survivors include, Sister, Frances Ann Moore of Houston; Aunts, Minnie Lovejoy and Blanche Haley of Center, Dolly Harris of Carthage, Faye Elder of Shreveport La.; Uncle, Carl Stephenson of Houston.
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    Mae Walling Barron, age 94, of Center died December 6, 2008 in Center. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center. Mrs. Barron taught school for over 40 years in the Center ISD. Survivors include, Husband, Jack Barron of Center; Daughter, Polly Smith of Center.
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    Richard Abner Whiddon, age 71, of Hideaway, died December 6, 2008 in Hideaway. Burial was in Joaquin Cemetery, Joaquin. He was born on December 31, 1936 and raised in Joaquin, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents Cynthia Cockrell and Orren Cox Whiddon; Son Allen Whiddon. Survivors include, Wife, Jean Tyler Whiddon; Son, Rodney Whiddon of Arlington; Daughter, Cynthis Sharon Stacey of Farmington, New Mexico; Brother, LTG(Ret) Orren Ray (Cotton) Whiddon of Lufkin, Texas; Sister Susan K Whiddon, Joaquin.
Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors of Lindale, Texas
    Robert Woodfin, age 58, of Joaquin died, December 7, 2008 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 31, 1950 in Center to Oran Felix Woodfin, Jr. and Bobbie Jean Hughes. Preceded in death by, Parents. Survivors include, Wife: Patricia Woodfin of Joaquin; Son, Robbie Woodfin of Joaquin; Brothers, Dennis Ray Woodfin of Roswell Ga., Obie Neal Woodfin of Center; Sister: Mattie Jean Borders of Joaquin.
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