Shelby County News

Week Ending December 29, 2016

     Pat Tucker
     Donated By
        Marletta Childs



Curtis Vernon Murray Mathews, 55, of Center, died December 27, 2016, in Center. His wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. He was born April 20, 1961, in San Augustine, to Victor Murray Mathews and Wava Claire Votrout Mathews. He graduated from Center High School in 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Son, Collin Miller Murray Mathews of Center; Daughter, Taighen Michelle Mathews of Center; Wife, Kelli Eileen Mathews of Center; Sisters, Victoria Mary Mathews Henly & husband, John Frank, of San Augustine, Cecelia Monette Mathews Grafke & husband, Ernest Reed, of Kansas City, Kansas, Mary Jean Mathews Weaver & husband, Mark, of Woodland Park, Colorado.
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Lenwood Martin, 65, of Doniphan, Missouri, formerly of Center, Texas, died from an auto accident on December 26, 2016. He was born March 17, 1951 in Lufkin, Texas to Woodrow W. Martin and Gladys Evans Martin. Survivors include, Wife, Doris Martin; Sons, James Martin & wife, Penny, of Joaquin, Timothy Martin & wife, Lacy, of Missouri; Daughters, Melinda Sims & husband, Jason, of Center, Victoria Rogers & fiance, Randy Simmons, of Center, Tammy Lawson of Missouri; Brother, Steve Martin of Clayton, Texas; Sisters, Mary Moss of Louisiana, Tressia Wells & husband, Roger, of Louisiana, Mary McPherson & husband, of Louisiana, Maryland Sechler & husband, Tony, of Nacogdoches; Sisters-in-law, Charlsey Emanis & husband, Ronnie, of Center, Barbara Renfro, Barbara Livingston, Sharron Boes & husband, Roger, of Floral City, Florida, Linda Hataway of Tenaha,
Brother-in-law: Buddy Livingston of Center.
William Roy “Bopa” O’Pry, 78, of Center, died December 28, 2016, at his residence. Interment will be in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born January 29, 1938, in Groveton, to William Harper O’Pry and Ola Mae Nichols O’Pry. He served hie country in the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by, Parents, Daughter, Peggy Dianne Lang. Survivors include, Wife, Jacqualine Delores Green “Nana” O’Pry of Center, Texas; Son, Gary Lynn O’Pry, Sr. & wife, Sheree, of Kemp, Texas; Daughters, Debbie Gayle Hudspeth & husband, Frank, of Center, Texas, Vickie Jean Campbell & Juan Cuevas of Center, Texas; Brothers, Aurthur Floyd O’Pry & wife, Joy, of Nacogdoches, Texas, Norman Earl O’Pry & wife, Susan, of Center, Texas; Sister, Joyce Elizabeth Flud of Texas.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Lawrence D. “PawPaw” McDaniel, 97, of Broaddus, died December 28, 2016, in San Augustine. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery in Broaddus. He was born April 6, 1919, in Broaddus, to Elias Jasper McDaniel and Josie Horton McDaniel. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Margaret McDaniel; Sons, Lawrence McDaniel, Gladwyn McDaniel, Paul McDaniel, Robert McDaniel, Thomas McDaniel, John McDaniel; Brothers, Bartley McDaniel, Elighie McDaniel; Sister, Bertha McDaniel Buryon. Survivors include, Daughters, Mary Broomfield & husband, Cecil, of Center, Bettye Lawson & husband, David, of Lufkin , Margaret Bates of Lufkin; Sister, Lena Phillips of Broaddus; Daughters-in-law, Louise McDaniel of Athens, Barbara McDaniel of Woden, Debra McDaniel of Rosevine, Carolyn McDaniel of Nacogdoches.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Nettie Brittain Windham, 73, of Shelbyville, died December 22, 2016, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Patroon Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born May 11, 1943, in Shelby County, to Gene Brittain and Rosie Scarber Brittain. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, James Wyatt Windham; Daughter, Kathy Windham; Daughter-in-law, Sheila Windham; Brothers, Buddy Brittain, J.C. Brittain, Joe Boy Brittain; Sisters, Ada Pearl Rogers, Bennie Ann Cox. Survivors include, Children, Keith Windham of Shelbyville, Kevin Windham & wife, Brenda, of Shelbyville, Kyle Windham & wife, Jan, of Shelbyville, Kenny Windham of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Maggie "Mag" Mae Bryant, 71, of Center, died December 21, 2016 in Round Rock, Texas. She was born in Shelby County on June 6, 1945 to Claude Edwards and Olivia Cartwright. She graduated from C.H. Daniels High School in Center, Texas in 1962. She was preceded in death by, Father, Claude Edwards; Mother, Olivia Cartwright; Son, Shelton Bryant; Husband, Rudolph Bryant. Survivors include, Son, Kelvin Bryant (Zena); Brothers, Claudie Edwards (Buck), Joseph Edwards (Bubba); Sisters, Mary A. Owens, Lula M. Evans, Dorothy F. Bailey, Ladale Toombs, Beulah A. Hamilton, Margarett Baker (Chock).
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Anthony Mitchell White, 55, of East Liberty, died December 23, 2016 at Holiday Nursing Facility, Center, Texas. Interment was in Thompson Cemetery, Shelby County. Survivors include, Parents, Linson and Cora Pearl White of the East Liberty Community; Brother, Joe White of Lancaster, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary, Center, Texas
Charlsie Kathryn Wheeler, 90, of Center, died December 27, 2016, at her residence. Interment was in Mt, Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born February 15, 1926, in the Aiken Community of Shelby County, to Euel Loel Hopkins and Viola Cornelia Burns Hopkins. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband. James Wheeler; Son-in-law, John H. King, Daughters-in-law: Nelda Wheeler, Darlie Wheeler; Sisters, Cornelia Lawson, Jean Burns; Sisters-in-law, Velma McLeroy, Helen Wheeler, Billie Wheeler. Survivors include, Children, Jamie Parmer & husband, Don, of Chireno, Charles Wesley Wheeler of Aiken, Laura Harris & husband, Tommy, of Center, Susan Bush & husband, Don, of Timpson; Sisters-in-law, Gladys Wheeler Davis of Austin.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas





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