Shelby County News

Week Ending December 29,  2006

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These Pioneers of Shelby County gathered at the Robert Tramble Hughes place in the Short Community.
Seated are Robert and Dollie Samford Hughes

L-R:  Crit and Emma Hughes, Landy and Susie Hughes, William and Fannie Hughes, Elkanie and Temple Hughes, Linnie Hughes, Marshall and Delillie Bridges and Joe and Annie Hughes.

The date of the photo is unknown, but seems to be late 1890's or early 1900's.**    

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    Avis LaFay Stoker, 68, of Altus Oklahoma died December 22, 2006 in Lawton, Oklahoma.  Burial was in Spann Chapel Cemetery, Center.  Born March 31, 1938, in San Augustine, Texas, she was the daughter of Otis Earl Amburn and Vassie Lee Spann Amburn.  Ms. was a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She was preceded in death by brother, Odis Earl Amburn, Jr.  Survivors include children, Flint Calloway of Center, James Calloway of Altus, Oklahoma, Selena Crawford of Center,  Delana Stoker of Altus, Oklahoma and Wyonka Crawford of Altus, Oklahoma.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Cora McSwain, 91, of Center died December 21, 2006 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born April 21, 1915, in El Dorado, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Henry and Mineola Fletcher Spells.  Mrs. McSwain was preceded in death by husband, Kermit McSwain and five Brothers.  Survivors include son, Joe McSwain of Center, daughter, Jackie Fancher of Timpson; Sisters, Zettie Barnett of Center Norvelle Holt of Center and Leola Eaves of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Buck Buford Newman, 67, of Gary died December 21, 2006
Burial was in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born August 3, 1939, in Texarkana, Texas, he was the son of Volney Newman and Eunice Swint Newman.  Mr. Newman was preceded by six brothers and sisters. Survivors include wife, Linda Newman of Gary; Buck Newman, Jr. of Gary; daughters, Dedee O'Banion and Nikki Hill both of Nacogdoches; sisters, dorothy Tomczak of Gary and Johnnie Williams of Garrison.  Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage.
    DeToris G. Hubbard, 29, o2 Center died December 12, 2006.  Burial was in Westview Cemetery.  Born November 7, 1977, he was the son  of Randy Hubbard and Equallia Perodin.  Survivors include wife Lynette Cartwright; daughters, Zania Hubbard and Ionnia Hubbard; Parents; Step-mother Linda Hubbard; Brothers, DeKova Hubbard and Randy Hubbard, Jr; sisters, DeMka Hubbard, DeChandra Hubbard, Rhonda Horton, Lisa Whaley and Andria Hubbard.  Community Funeral Home.
    Kaley Jean Lee, 4 months, of Center, died December 23, 2006.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born July 26, 2006, in Center, she was the daughter of Chris Weaver and Shanan Lee.  Survivors include Mother, Shanan Lee, of Waco; Father, Chris Weaver of Center; brother, Bobby Eugene Hendrick, III, of Waco.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

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**Photo from files of Mattie Dellinger