Shelby County News

Week ending November 15, 2018
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The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting November 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Museum located on Pecan Street. Mr. Larry Hume will be in charge of the program this month and will be talking about Shelby County Veterans who never made it home.  I call it "Almost Home."  Everyone is invited to attend.

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DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM

Woodman of the World
 

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OBITUARIES


 

PRENTICE SHOFNER, JR.
Prentice “Bubba” Shofner, Jr., 56, of Center, died November 9, 2018, at his residence. Interment was in Latham Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born March 22, 1962, in Center, to Prentice Shofner Sr. and Bobbie Ann Harrison Shofner. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Toni Shofner Alford; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Robert D. and Judy Rushing; Stepbrother, Jeff Burris; Stepmother, Jenell Shofner. Survivors include, Wife, Cindy Shofner of Center; Children, Brittany Shofner & fiancÚ, Chris Matis, of Center, Mallory Shofner of Nacogdoches, Kristen Shofner & fiancÚ, James Tutt Jr., of Center; Sisters and Brother, Penny Todd & husband, Ricky, of Center, Mary Sims & husband, Rickie, of Dreka, John Shofner & wife, Wanita, of Center, Jenny Holt & husband, Benny, of Center; Sister-in-law, Rhonda Benavides & husband, Richard.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
LOLA DELOIS WILSON
Lola Delois Wilson, 81, of Center, died November 11, 2018. Interment was in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born on March 9, 1937 to Kate and Mac Houston. Lola dedicated 35 years to Shelby Saving Bank where she met so many people and developed life long friendships which she treasured. She was preceded in death by, Son, James Darren Wilson; Mother, Kate Houston; Father, Mac Houston; Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Buford and Ethel Wilson. Survivors include, Husband, James Paul Wilson of Center; Daughters, Tana Hairgrove & husband Tom of Center, Traci Morris & husband Tommy of Center; Brother and Sister-in-law, Charles and Rosie Wilson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
JESSE K. WALLER
Jesse K. Waller, 68, of Center, Texas, died November 13, 2018 in Lufkin, Texas. Interment was in Neuville Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on April 1, 1950 in Center to Granville Waller and Luna Parker McSwain Waller. He graduated from Center High School Class of 1968. He served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Jerry Waller, Earl Waller, Harvey Waller, Calvin Waller, Alton Waller, Bill Waller; Sisters, Wanda Waller, Susan Fountain. Survivors include, Brother, Aaron Waller of Center; Sisters, Carolyn Denby of Florida, Jeanie Amburn of Center; Brother-in-law, Larry Fountain; Sisters-in-law, Glenda Waller of Center, Deborah Waller of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net.

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 

BURLEY DON LAMB
Burley Don “Coach” Lamb, 83, of Center, Texas, died November 12, 2018 in Carthage. Interment will be in Neuville Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on February 21, 1935 in Tyler, Texas to Gerald Cecil Lamb and Pauline Shipp Lamb Holley. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Gerald Lamb, Kenneth Lamb; Brother-in-law, Bud Andrews; Brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dale and Anne Horne; mother-in-law, Gertrude Horne Buck. Survivors include, Wife, Carolyn Lamb of Center; Daughters, Karen Horton & husband, Eric of Tyler, Sharon Van Cleave & husband, Robert of Dallas and Tyler, Laurie Prachyl & husband, Danny of Ennis; Brother, Jerry Lamb & wife, Marilee of Whitehouse; Sister-in-law, Joan Andrews of Center; Mother of his children, Barbara Dozier of Tyler.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

 

LEVI FLEMING
Levi Fleming, 30, of Nacogdoches, Texas, died November 11, 2018 in Nacogdoches. Interment will be in Blair Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born July 23, 1988 to Micky Herrell and Sheila Anne Walker Fleming.
Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas
 
VIVIAN L. CAMPBELL
Vivian L. Campbell, 91, of Center, died November 14, 2018, at her residence. Interment will be in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 11, 1927, in Shelby County, to Lewis Johnson and Trudie Gilchrist Johnson. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, Roger Campbell; Brother, Fred Johnson. Survivors include, Husband, Earl Campbell of Center; Son, Rickey Campbell of Spring; Sister, Ura Lovell of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
MILTON HORTON
Milton Horton, 92, of Center, died November 7, 2018 at Holiday Nursing Home, Center, Texas. Interment was in Mt. Gillion Cemetery, Shelby County.
Sid Roberts Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, Texas
HATTIE REE McCLELLAND
Hattie Ree McClelland, 88, of Center, Texas, died November 5, 2018 at her Seven Acres Jewish Community Care Center in Houston, Texas. Interment was in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born January 11, 1930. Survivors include, Sons, Charles McClelland, Jr. of Houston, Texas, Daryl Wayne McClelland of Center, Texas; Daughter, Cassandra Miller of Missouri City, Texas; Brothers, Willie (Clematine) Lathan and J.C. (Betty) Lathan all of Center, Texas, Jackie (Ruth Thelma) Lathan of Houston, Texas, James (Ethel) Lathan of Houston, Texas.
Hicks Mortuary and McCoy and Harris Funeral Home.

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