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----In 1914 S. D. Windham was District Clerk
of Shelby and and Lon Price was Editor of the Champion.
----Some clubs in Shelby County were: "Don't Worry Club" -- "The Tuesday Club" --" Book & Crochet Club" -- "Shelby County Business League" "Needle & Thimble Club" -- "Embroidery Club" -- "Mother's Club" -- "Ladies Aid & Mission" -- "Round Dozen Club" --
----"Slang Jang" was a whiskey.
----In 1902 there was a wooden horizontal fence around the Courthouse.
----There were only 3 churches in Center until the late 1920's -- they were Methodist, Baptist and Christian.
----East Hamilton is one of the most remote pre-Republic towns in Texas. It was boasted a loom factory, gristmill, school, churches a community warehouse, a thriving river port, and a population of almost 1,000. Turn east on FM 2261 off Texas 87 at Patroon.
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Syble Stephen, 87, of Nacogdoches died December 2, 2003, in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Price-Lone Cedar Cemetery, Shelby County. Ms. Stephen was born December 25, 1938. Survivors include husband, James Stephen; children Major William Taylor Stephen.
|WILLIAM DENTON HALEY
William Denton Haley, 84,died December 5, 2003 in Center. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Mr. Haley is preceded is death by his mother, Daisy Holmes Haley; brothers Edwin D. Haley and E.W. Haley. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Haley of Center, daughter, Betty Haley Slatten of College Station; son, William Denton Haley, Jr. of Center; brother James Haley of Mineola; sister, Ruth Bridwell of Center. Mangum Funeral Home.
Drebon Chumley, 63, died November 25, 2003. Burial was in Rather Cemetery. Born October 11, 1940, he was the son of Mrs. Levy Chumley Walker. Mr. Chumley was preceded in death by his mother Mrs. Levy Chumley Walker. Survivors include daughter, veronica Taylor; brother, Osborn Hooper of Chicago, Illinois. Hicks Mortuary
|JAMIE CORDELL PATE ERWIN
Jamie Cordell Pate Erwin, 89 of Lufkin died December 5, 2003 in Lufkin. Burial was in East Hamilton Cemetery. Born February 4, 1914, in
Garrison, she was the daughter of James Martin and Minerva Dare Bowling Cordell. Ms. Erwin was preceded in death by her husbands, Glenn Taylor Ash and John L. Pate. Survivors include daughter Anda Erwin. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
Hilda Andrade, 73, died November 29, 2003 in Nacogdoches. Cremation was requested, and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Andrade was born April 15, 1930. Survivors by brother, Harold Bogue of Garrison and sisters, Shirley Ann Buechner of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Janis Ballard of Timpson. Taylor Funeral Home.
Noah Wilburn, 81 of Center died December 4, 2003 in San Augustine. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. Born July 7, 1922, in Center, he was the son of Albert and Altha Dockens Wilburn. Mr. Wilburn is survived by his wife, Amy Lee Wilburn of Center; daughter Mary Boniol of Center; son, Jimmy Wilburn of Center. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
|THELMA EVELYN STILLEY GRAINGER WOOTEN
Thelma Evelyn Stilley Grainger Wooten, 90, of Lufkin died December 8, 2003 in Lufkin. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. Born October 3, 1913, in Timpson, she was the daughter of William Henry and Texie Hall Stilley. Ms. Wooten was married to George Grainger and Zeb Wooten, and they preceded her in death. Survivors include daughter, Gloria Gainger Neel of Lufkin; step-daughters, Shirley Crawford of Henderson and Johnnie McWilliams of Lake Jackson. Taylor Funeral Home.
|MARLIN REID BROOKS
Marlin Reid Brooks, 75, of Tenaha died December 7, 2003 in Center. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Nacogdoches. Born November 25, 1928, in Timpson, he was the son of Luther and Maude Moore Brooks. Survivors include wife, Joyce Boozer Brooks of Tenaha; sons, Billy Reid Brooks of Houston and James Alan Brooks of Tenaha; daughter, Melinda Sue White of Deer Park; brother, Howard Brooks of Timpson. Taylor Funeral Home.
|NORMA JEAN JARRY WHITE
Norma Jean Jarry White, 92, of Center died December 9, 2003 in Center. Burial was in White Rock Cemetery. Born September 26, 1911, in Shelby County, she was the dautgher of Hugh and Ada Bridwell Jarry. Mrs. White was married to Cecil Floyd White, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include, son Charles Adron Bush of Marshall, Arkansas; daughter, Ada Elaine Phillips of Center; sister, Mohea Savage of Nacogdoches. Mangum Funeral Home.
|LONA BELL WHEELER
Lona Bell Wheeler, 86, of Center died December 8, 2003 in Center. Burial was in Wimberly-Rayburn Cemetery. Born September 17, 1917, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Eddie and Maude Harvey Golden. Mrs. Wheeler was married to Eugene Victor Wheeler, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include sons, Warner Wheeler of Shelbyville, Victor T. Wheeler of Village Mills, Rodney Wheeler of Austin and Kenny Wheeler of LaLuz, New Mexico; daughter, Pam Wheeler of Beverly Hill, California; sister, Maxine Christian of Tenaha; brothers T.R. Golden of Center and Buddy Golding of Winnie. Mangum Funeral Home.
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