Shelby County News

 

Week Ending August 17, 2017             
 
 

Margaret Andrews' 90th Birthday Party

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting September 19, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Colleen Doggett. She will speak to us about the Early Century Ferry Landings on the Sabine River. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

OBITUARIES

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ROBERT BLAKE JONES
Robert Blake Jones, 28, of Center, Texas, died August 9, 2017 in Center. Interment was in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County. He was born on June 29, 1989 in Conroe, Texas to Robert Leonard Jones and Debbie Renee Adams Jones. Survivors include, Wife, K’Teria Jones; Father, Buddy Jones & wife, Lisa; Mother, Debbie Jones; Children, Brookelynn Gregg, A’lxces Jones; Brothers, Dylan Jones, Cody Carleton; Father-in-law, James Clifton; Mother-in-law, Betty Anderson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
 
JIMMY MATTHEWS
Jimmy Matthews, 77, of Center, died August 11, 2017 in Center. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born May 9, 1940, in Shelby County, to Turner Griffin Matthews and Lois Florine Bolton Matthews. He retired from the City of Center after serving 44 years. Twenty eight of those years, he served as Police Chief. He was preceded in death by, Wife, Barbara Gail Matthews; Daughter-in-law, Amanda Matthews; Mother, Lois Florine Bolton Matthews; Brother, George Matthews. Survivors include, Children, Jody Matthews of Center, Jim Ed Matthews & wife, Jennifer, of Center, Judson Matthews of Center, Jamye Boyd & husband, Michael, of Center; Brother, Johnny Matthews & wife, Mandy, of Kingwood.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
BETTY RISINGER
Betty “Mammy” Risinger, 79, of Shelbyville, died August 13, 2017, in Lufkin. Interment was in Dunnigan Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born August 24, 1937, in Marshall, Arkansas, to Claude Hale and Letha Foshee Hale. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Son, James Royce Risinger; Sister, Sue Hale; Brother, Bobby Hale. Survivors include, Husband, Robert Risinger of Shelbyville; Daughter, Shelley Risinger Trump & husband, Rick, of Orange; Brother, James R. Hale & wife, Barbara, of Shelbyville; Sister, Donna Riley & husband, Jerry, of Splendora.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
 
ALYSIE MAE PORTERFIELD
Alysie Mae Porterfield, 84, of Timpson, Texas, died August 14, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. She was born on September 14, 1932 to Mormon and Vada Walker Pledger. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1950. She worked for Timpson ISD for 41 years. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Daniel Porterfield; Sister, Geneva Pledger, Brother, Milton Pledger. Survivors include, Daughter, Sherri Strahan & husband, Don of Timpson.
Online condolences can be sent at www.taylorfh.net
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas
 
LLOYD WILLIAM SMITH
Lloyd William Smith, 77, of Center, formerly of Woodville, died August 11, 2017, in Center. Mr. Smith’s wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned. He was born March 20, 1940, in Eureka, California, to Lloyd T. Smith and Helen Sampson Smith. He was preceded in death by, Parents; Step Mother, Marcela Smith; Step Sister, Loraine Reed & husband, Dennis Reed. Survivors include, Wife, Peggy Smith of Center; Daughter, Mary Smith & husband, Michael, of Center; Step Sister, Jody Moore & husband, Gary, of Alvin.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral home, Center, Texas
JAMES DARREN TYRE
James Darren “Henry” Tyre, Sr., 57, of Center, Texas, died August 12, 2017 in Center. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born in Dallas, Texas on June 21, 1960 to James Edward Tyre and Linda Downing Tyre. He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Tyre, Jr. Survivors include, Mother, Linda Tyre of Center; Daughter, Shannon Denby & husband, Bradley of Center; Son, James Tyre, Jr. & wife, Nina of Center; Brother, Jack Tyre of Center; Sister, Kathy Miller of Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas
JOHNNIE PRICE
Johnnie Price, 93, of Center, died August 12, 2017, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Center, Texas. She was born June 17, 1924, in Shelbyville, to Vessie Green and Mary Lee Carter Green. She was preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Jarandal Price; Son, Randy Price; Sisters, Mary Ellen Sapp, Faye Green, Vernell Williams; Brother, Fred Green. Survivors include, Daughter-in-law, Sammye Price; Brother, Vance Green & wife, Betty.
Online condolences can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
MICHAEL WAYNE HARRIS
Michael Wayne Harris, 57, of Gary Community, died August 9, 2017 at a nursing home in Longview, Texas. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas. Survivors include, Mother, Ada Jean Duncan Harris Smith of Gary, Texas; Sisters, Mattie Weatherton of Woods Post Office, Gloria Watley of Tenaha, Sandra Harris of Beckville; Brothers, James Harris of Gary, Charles Harris of Nacogdoches.
Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas
SHERRA JEAN REED
Sherra Jean Reed, 56, of Center, Texas, died August 7, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born in Houston, Texas on July 4, 1961 to James L. Reed and Barbara J. Fielder. Survivors include, Father, James L. Reed; Mother, Barbara J. Fielder; Sisters, Paula Reed, Dana Fleming; Brother, James R. Reed. Sherra had four children, Rachel J. Brown, James A. Brown, Justin O. Smith, and Tara L. Dionne.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfh.net
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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