Shelby County News
 

Week Ending January 24, 2013

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting February 19, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The speaker this month will be Randall Samford. He has offered to appraise any antique items that anyone would like to bring to the meeting. Many of us have items in our homes that we may have been wondering about, this would be a great chance to find out a little about them.  Everyone is invited.

MEMBERSHIP 2013
Shelby County Historical Society
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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
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OBITUARIES

     


ALTA MILFORD HUDSON
Alta Milford Hudson, 94, of Timpson, Texas, died January 18, 2013 in Garrison, Texas. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born July 13, 1918, in the Corinth Community near Timpson, to Flem and Annie Bussey Milford. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Lester Hudson; Son, Harold Ray Hudson; Brother, Johnny Milford. Survivors include, Nephews, Howell Glen Hudson of Timpson, Mike Hudson of Nacogdoches, Joseph Hudson of Louisiana; Nieces, Gwen Billingsley, Cindy Summers, Sharon Samford, all of Timpson, Ginger Voorheese of Tyler, Joyce Scott of Garrison.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
 
B. B. ASKEW
B. B. “Bittie” Askew, 98, of Vidor, died January 19, 2013 in Port Arthur. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born January 13, 1915 in Center to Buford B. Askew Sr. and Lola Hagler Askew. Mr. Askew served in the Civil Service at Pearl Harbor during WWII. Survivors include, Sons, Jerry Askew of Fannett, Jack Askew of Vidor; Daughter, Mary Beth Harris of Nederland; Brother, Vernon Askew of Nederland; Sisters, Myrline Bradshaw of Center, Edna Hardy of Henderson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
G. B. WILLIAMS, JR.
G. B. Williams, Jr., 57, of Center, died January 18, 2013 at Doctor’s Hospital in Dallas. Interment was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 12, 1955 in Center to G. B. Williams and Lola Mae Barnfield. He was preceded in death by, Father, G. B. Williams; Mother, Lola Mae Barnfield; Brothers, Oliver George Williams, Joel Eugene Marty; Sister, Linda Fay Cashion. Survivors include, Dad, Lee James Barnfield; Sisters, Loyce Elaine & husband, Ronnie Belanger of Center, Helen Louise & husband, David Ratliff of Ft. Worth, Glenda Kay Ray & special friend, Tommy Skeeters of Center, Mary Jane & Robert Boren of Dallas; Brother, Albert Lee & Alice Barnfield of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
MARK DAVID BENNECKE
Mark David Bennecke, 51 of Sulphur Springs, died January 13, 2013 at his residence. Interment was in Patroon Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born November 20, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, to David Bennecke and Joan York Wolff. Survivors include, Wife, Tammy Kay Williams Bennecke; Parents, David Bennecke of Las Vegas, Nevada and Joan York Wolff of Dixon, Illinois; Sons, Mark David Bennecke II of Wheaton, Illinois, Austin Leigh Bennecke of Sterling, Illinois, Jarred Cole Bennecke of Schumburg, Illinois; Step-son, Derrek Cooper of Mineola, Texas; Brothers, Todd Wolff of Dixon, Illinois, Scott Wolff of Third Lake, Illinois; Sisters, Vicki Hager of Rock Falls, Illinois, Dawn May of Marseilles, Illinois, Wendy Bennecke Lee of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Online condolences can be sent at www.westoaksfuneralhome.com 
West Oaks Funeral Home and Mangum Funeral Home
MILDRED PINKSTON
Mildred Pinkston, 90, of Center, died January 17, 2013 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. She was born August 26, 1922 in Cushing, Texas to Henry and Villa Richardson Cariker. She was a graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University where she received a teaching degree. Mrs. Pinkston was an elementary teacher for CISD for many years, later being employed at The Champion Newspaper and she was also the author of several books detailing the history of Shelby County. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Bob Pinkston; Son, Bobby Pinkston; Sister, Lois Land. Survivors include, Sons, Don Pinkston & wife, Karen of Waskom, Jerry Pinkston & wife, Barbara of Center; Daughter, Sharon Pinkston Roberts of Nacogdoches.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
CODY DANIEL BUSH
Cody Daniel Bush, 29, of Center, died January 22, 2013 at his residence. Interment will be in Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born December 5, 1983 to Danny Paul and Brenda Stephens Bush. Survivors include, Parents, Danny Paul & Brenda Bush of Center; Grandparents, Steve & Margie Stephens of Center; Sister, Wendy Bush Castleberry & husband, Andy of Longview; Aunt, Sheila Clark of Center; Uncle, Michael Henry Bush & wife, Joyce of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
WAYNE POWDRILL
Wayne Powdrill, 68, of Center, died January 22, 2013 in San Augustine. Interment was in White Rock Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born October 1, 1944 in Center to Levi Powdrill and Hollie Cole Powdrill. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Melvin Powdrill, Pete Powdrill; Infant Child. Survivors include, Wife, Phyllis Powdrill of Center; Sons, Rocky Powdrill of Lexington Park, Maryland, Rance Powdrill & wife, Anita of Shelbyville; Daughter, Kayla Griffith of Nacogdoches; Brother, Charlie Powdrill of Nacogdoches; Sister, Pat Garrett & husband, Doug of Logansport, Louisiana.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
WILLIAM RIAL “Bill” TAYLOR
William Rial “Bill” Taylor, Sr., 84, of Timpson, Texas, died January 19, 2013, in Garrison, Texas. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson. He was born May 19, 1928, in Timpson to Thomas Edgar “Ed” Taylor and Harriett Cassie Clements Taylor. He was a graduate of Timpson High School. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Wife, Charlotte McMillan Taylor; Brother, Thomas E. “Ted” Taylor. Survivors include, Sons, William Rial Taylor, Jr. & wife, Cindy of Garrison, Bret Taylor of Garrison.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
CAROLYN JACKSON
Carolyn Jackson, 60, of Center, died January 18, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. Interment was in Holly Springs Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born March 4, 1952 in the Possum Trot Community of Shelby County to Preston Weeks and Gertrude Gladys Metcalf Weeks. She was preceded in death by, Father, Preston Weeks; Mother, Gertrude Gladys Schillings. Survivors include, Husband, O’Neal Jackson of Center; Sons, Joseph Schillings of Center, Anthony Schillings & wife, Tiffany of Center, Raul Schillings of Center, Phillip Jackson of Center; Daughters, Karrie Dena Yanes of Center, Michelle Redmon & husband, Kenneth of Center, Angie Bridges & husband, James of Center; Brother, Roy Weeks & wife, Faye of Center; Sister, Frances Fountain of Lufkin.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
OLLIE A. PRICE
Ollie A. Price, 75, of DeBerry, Texas, died January 15, 2013 in Center, Texas. Interment was in Tidwell Cemetery, Kelly, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by, Parents, Benjamin Neal and Ollie Graham Williams; Husband, A. J. Price, Sr.; Sister, Rachel Johnson. Survivors include, Sons, Charlie Franks, Foster Franks & wife, Teresa, David Franks & wife, Lisa, Donald Franks, A. J. Price III; Daughters, Judy Smith, Opal Franks, Alma Simmons & husband, Matt; Brothers, Earl Williams, Donald Williams, Neal Williams, Jr.; Sister, Patsy Curtis.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home,, Logansport, Louisiana
CHARLES RICHARD HOYLE
Charles Richard Hoyle, 67, of Center, died January 22, 2013 at Hospice Home Place in Tyler. Interment will be in Good Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born September 24, 1945 to Charles Robert and Lillian L. Ruth Wolf Hoyle. He served in the National Guards. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Step-daughter, Tammy Lynn Goff. Survivors include, Wife, Lareeda “Bea” Hoyle of Center; Daughter, Rachel E. Rodriguez & fiancÚ, Mike; Step-children, Troy Scott Bradberry of Center, Dawn Leeds & husband, Stuart of Austin; Sister, Judy Walker & husband, Jay of Tyler; Brothers, Mike Hoyle, Bobby Hoyle, Johnny Hoyle.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com Holly Springs Cemetery
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
KEILLY CIANA HOYT
Keilly Ciana Hoyt, 5 months old, of Center, died January 16, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center. Interment will be in New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Mansfield, Louisiana. Survivors include, Mother, ShaKeitha Cartwright of Center; Father, Ellis Hoyt of Center; Brothers, Destiny Jones of Washington D.C., DeVincent Hoyt of Center, DeBreik Hoyt of Center, Keshun Hoyt of Shelbyville; Sisters, Charvia Bell of Nacogdoches, Makenzie Mireles of Center, Jerlexis Hoyt of Center, Kenndie Mireles of Center, Marisha Lopaz of Center, Dominique Hoyt of San Antonio, Texas; Grandparents, Marilyn Fields of Center, Rev. James Jenkins of Center, Keith Cartwright of Shelbyville.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
LOUISE GUIDRY
Louise Guidry, 60, of Katy, Texas, formerly of Shelby County, died January 22, 2013 at her residence in Katy. Interment will be in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born August 11, 1952 in Shelby County to parents, Elmer Guidry & Cora Mae Brittain Guidry. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Sister, Peggy Windham. Survivors include, Special friend, Ray Floyd of Dallas; Sons, Jerry Benoit & wife, Tara of Katy, Robert Bolton of Shelbyville; Brothers, Harrell Guidry & wife, Karen of Groves, William Guidry & wife, Judy of Jasper.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
STEVE WALKER
Steve Walker, 62, of Center, died January 19, 2013 at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. There will be no service. He was born August 20, 1950 in Dallas to Louis Jack Walker and Betty Joyce Clarkson Walker. He was preceded in death by, Mother, Betty Joyce Walker; Stepmother, Nelda Walker. Survivors include, Wife, Delmar Walker of Center; Son, Brandon Walker of Tenaha; Daughters, Sunshine Haley & husband, Joey of Joaquin, Haley Ott & husband, Chris of Converse, Louisiana; Stepdaughters, Brandy Whittington of Center, Shelby Whittington of Center, Toni Whittington of Center; Father, Louis Jack Walker of Dallas; Sister, Joan Roberts & husband, Rodney of Dallas; Brother, Ben Walker of Dallas.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com 
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
VALTON GREER
Valton Greer,75, of Giddings, Texas, formerly of Center, Texas, died January 22, 2013 in Giddings, Texas. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born August 24, 1937 in Shelbyville, Texas to Leo Greer and Lorine Gaddis Greer. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Brothers, Rayford Greer, Prentice Greer. Survivors include, Daughters, Val Hunt (Lavell) of Nacogdoches, Jennifer Goodwin of Nacogdoches; Sons, Dean Greer of Nacogdoches, Valton C. Greer of Cleveland, Texas; Brothers, Weldon Greer, Sr (Pat) of Center, Texas, James Greer of Center, Felton Greer, Sr. of Giddings, Texas.
Lang Funeral Home in Giddings and Community Funeral Home of Center, Texas
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