Shelby County News

Week Ending December 22, 2009

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Mary “Jane” Metz, 91, of Kilgore, died December 17, 2009. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Center. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Thomas Wesley Metz; Brother, Carl Hall. Mrs. Metz was born on December 25, 1917 in San Augustine to the late Carl Elmo and Mary Collins Slaughter Hall. Survivors include, Sons, Tom Metz & wife Pat of Boulder, Colorado, Dick Metz & wife Jackay of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Barry Metz & wife Julia of Kilgore; Sister, Jean Nelson of Houston.
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Paul Seay, 84, of Yoakum, Texas, formerly of Tenaha died December 15, 2009 in Bonham, Texas. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha. Paul Seay was born on September 27, 1925, in Spartanburg, SC to Paul and Annie Belle Belcher Seay. Mr. Seay served his county in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 20 years. Survivors include, Sons, Dr. Michael Seay & wife Belinda of Yoakum, David Seay & wife Doris of Waldron, Arkansas.
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Alma Collins, 87, of Gary died December 14, 2009 in Carthage. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born October 19, 1922 in Gary to Dottis C. and Vera Floy Mimms Collins. Survivors include, Brother, Dotria (Doc) Collins & wife Estell of Gary.
Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, Texas
Thomas W. Thacker, 71, of San Augustine died December 13, 2009 in San Augustine. Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 30, 1938 to Maxine Belser Thacker. Survivors include, Wife, Helen Simmons of Denning; Half Brothers, Otis Pleasant of Center, Leon Pleasant of Center; Half Sister, Cecil Fletcher of Nacogdoches; StepChildren, Brenda Bishop of Denning, Debbie Russell of Willis, Judy Short of Bastrop, Larry Simmons of Anacoco, La., Rhonda Palmisano of San Augustine, Cheryl Gilcrease of Center, Paula Simmons of Center, Pattie Strawther of Houston.
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine
Henry Leon Wallace, 62, of Tenaha, died December 18, 2009at his residence. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Tenaha. Survivors include, Mother, Margie Simmons of Florida; Daughters, Angelia Wallace, Teresa Wallace both of Florida; Son, Terrance Williams of Florida; Sister, Betty Jones of Florida.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Jarvis Anthony Jr., age 2 months, of Center died December 20, 2009 in Center. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, Shelbyville. Survivors include, Mother, Christina Horton of Center; Father, Jarvis Anthony Sr. of Nacogdoches; Sisters, La'Riah Horton of Center & Ri'ttanna Anthony of Center; Grandmothers, Becky Cartwright of Center, Shy'Anne Anthony of San Augustine; Grandfathers, L C Johnson of San Augustine, James Wade of Houston.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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