Shelby County News

Week Ending December 15, 2011

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Shelby County Historical Society
Celebrating 50 years… expanding horizons through knowledge, education and preservation


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Please make check out to Shelby County Historical Society, PO Box 1542, Center, TX 75935-1542
On the back of this card please drop us a note on items you would like to see addressed in 2012 whether it is an article in the newsletter, lectures, events or maybe a historic preservation issue.
Regular Membership:
 ___         Individual/Families:      $25

Business Memberships:
___         Platinum                      $500
___         Gold                            $250
___         Silver                           $150
___         Bronze                         $  50
___         Life Member              $1000


Thank you for your continued support.

The Shelby County Historical Society and Museum is now asking for renewals and new memberships.  If you are not already a member or if you did not get our mailout last week, we would like to have you join and help the museum continue operation.  You can just print out this form or make up one of your own and mail it to us at:

Shelby County Historical Society
P. O. Box 1542
Center, Texas  75935




The Shelby County Historical Society will hold a meeting on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.  The speaker will be David Swanzy.  The topic will be "LA SALLE EXPEDITION INTO SHELBY COUNTY (APRIL, 1687.)  We hope to see everyone there.





Cecil Edward Denison, 56, of Timpson, Texas, died December 10, 2011 in Hope Arkansas. Burial was in Munnerlyn Chapel Cemetery, Mira, Louisiana. He was born January 01, 1955, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Billy Sanders Denison and Annie Belle Adcock Denison. Survivors include, Wife, Nancy Denison of Timpson; Mother, Annie Bell Denison of Mira, Louisiana; Brother, Billy Denison & wife, Theresa of Avinger, Texas; Sister, Nina Dickerson & husband, Greg of DeBerry, Texas; Daughter, Anna Austin & husband, Brad of Vivian, Louisiana; Stepson, Andy Stephens & wife, Jody of Timpson; Stepdaughter, Emily Jordan & husband, Bill of Greenwood, Arkansas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
James “J. E.” Dean, 73, of Shelbyville, died December 14, 2011. Burial will be in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born in Shelbyville on March 11, 1938 to Emmitt Dean and Ima Cummings Dean. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Clinton Lee Dean. Survivors include, Wife, Sherry Dean of Shelbyville; Daughter, Debbie Gilchrist & husband, Scott of Shelbyville; Son, Clint Tanner & wife, Thea of Center; Sisters, Lois Weeks of Houston, Pearl Jefferson of Bossier City, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Sue Wilson Keele, 70, of Center, died December 10, 2011 in Center. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born April 23, 1941 in Houston, Texas to Robert Lee and Edith Drye Wilson. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sons, Raymond Danieal Keele, Marlon Anthony “Tony” Keele; Brothers, Marcus Wilson, Wallace Wilson, Virgil Wilson; Sisters, Norma Metcalf, Geraldine Nysewander, Freda Ford, Shirley Allums. Survivors include, Daughters, Vonda Black & husband, Bill of Carthage, Kathryn Langston & husband, Andy of Corrigan; Sons, Randall Keith Keele & wife, Valerie of Tenaha, Troy Danieal Keele of Center; Brothers, Robert “Bob” Wilson & wife, Nancy of Blairesville, Georgia, Samuel “Sam” Wilson & wife, Brenda of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Enid Laverne Bittick Folsom, 77, of Center, died December 7, 2011 in Center. Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on February 15, 1934 in Center to John Buren Bittick and Arlivia Langford Bittick. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Kenneth Doyle Folsom; Brothers, Weldon Bittick, Dale Bittick; Sister, Edna Bittick Lightfoot. Survivors include, Daughters, Rhonda Hite & husband, David of Houston, Robin Folsom Andrews of Center; Sons, Wayne Folsom & wife, Ruthie of Center, Gene Folsom of Center; Sister, Marie Ross & husband, Gene of Texarkana.
Online condolences can be sent at 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas


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