Shelby County Texas
Ms. LaKita Page
Hick’s Mortuary announces services for 38 year old, Ms. LaKita Page.
Services will be Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, at First United Smyrna, of
Timpson. Interment will be in Antonic Cemetery. Among Ms. Page’s survivors is her
son, Eric Page, of Timpson.
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY
September 22, 2005
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY
passed away February 9, 2011 .
born on February 12, 1921 in Center, Texas , the first of three children born to
Lola Ruth (Hunter) Massey and Johnnie Thomas Massey, who preceded her in death.
Growing up in Center she demonstrated her love of horses by participating in
barrel racing and being crowned Rodeo Queen. She graduated from Center High
School and attended Stephen F. Austin where she was a majorette with the
Lumberjack band. She then attended Massey Business College in Houston before
returning to Center to work at Farmers State Bank. On June 30, 1946 she married
Frank Edward Parker and they settled in Center.
first and foremost a Christian woman who loved God, her family and her friends.
She joined the First Baptist Church at an early age, but upon marriage she
joined the Parker family at the First Methodist Church where she was active
serving on it’s Board of Trustees in various capacities and enjoyed teaching
Sunday School, directing Vacation Bible School , presided as President of the
WSCS and chaired numerous bereavement luncheons. She was a tireless volunteer
for the Center Public Schools PTA, Halloween Carnival Chairman, charter member
of Beta Sigma Phi, Center Garden Club and the Shelby County Historical Society.
wife and mother, devoted sister and daughter, the world’s greatest “Dee Dee”,
mother-in-law, loyal friend, unparalleled homemaker, Doris was all of these
things and much more to her family and friends.
enjoyed decorating her home, Christmas at Parker Pines, summers in Vail,
Colorado , fishing, having afternoon coffee with her friends, cooking pies and
all things beautiful. Doris was the happiest when surrounded by her family as
she always said they were her hobby.
preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, F.E. Parker, her sister
Johnnie Ruth Massey Brown, her brother, Cecil Edgar Massey and her parents. She
is survived by her loving and grateful children, Pam Parker Wall (William) of
Denver , Colorado , Patti Parker Peterson (James) of Fort Worth and Frank E.
Parker, Jr. (Cheryl) of Dallas . She left behind seven grandchildren who will
miss “Dee Dee”, her irresistible cooking and her unconditional love. They are
William Harrison Wall III (Anna) of Denver, Colorado, Claiborn Massey Peterson
(Katie) of Dallas, Treven Parker Wall (Alison) of Baltimore, Maryland, Pamela
Peterson Lancaster (Daniel) of Fort Worth, Winter Patricia Wall of Denver,
Colorado, Frank E. Parker, III and Bolt Houston Parker of Dallas plus seven
great grandchildren Adelyn, Willow, Pax, Peter and Ian Wall, Kate and Caroline
will receive friends Friday, February 11, 2011 from 6 to 7:30 in the evening at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. A graveside service is scheduled for 2
pm on Saturday February 12, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Joel
Pallbearers are Tripp Wall, Treven Wall, Claiborn Peterson, Trey Parker, Bolt
Parker, Pamela Lancaster, Winter Wall, Rick Campbell and Murray Mathews.
pallbearers are W.R. Boyd, James Campbell, Gail Cuculic, W. I. Davis, Malcolm
Weaver, Scott Massey, Randy Massey, John Massey, Mark Massey and Burton Brown
and Jack R. Parker. Honorary (deceased) pallbearers are Franklin Pigg, Jack
Motley, Mann Pinkston, Tolbert Foster, Frank Rawls and Gene Biddle.
In lieu of
flowers, the family encourages you to make a memorial donation to the First
United Methodist Church 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas 75935 or Marian Place
1690 NE Loop , Carthage , Texas 75633 .
THIS IS DAUGHTER
OF JOHNNY THOMAS MASSEY AND LOLA RUTH HUNTER, D/O WADE HAMPTON HUNTER AND
ESTELLE HOWARD, D/O BENJAMIN RILEY HOWARD, S/O JOHN TROUBLEFIELD HOWARD AND
REBECCA JANE SNIDER, D/O WILLIAM G. SNIDER AND MARY ANN SAMFORD, D/O THOMAS
Center, passed away Monday,
September 27, 2010 at Nacogdoches
Memorial Hospital .
Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday,
September 30, 2010 at Mangum Funeral
Home Chapel with Bro. Richard
Goodwin and Bro. M.D. Lamon
officiating. Burial will be at
Sardis Cemetery . Visitation will be
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from
4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum
was born November 16, 1921 in Shelby
County to Cliff and Suegene (Hughes)
Porter. He served in the US Army
during WWII. He was a member of the
First Pentecostal Church of Jesus
is preceded in death by Parents,
Cliff and Suegene Porter, 2 Sisters,
Wylma Whiteside and Bertie Jeans and
Grandson, Shane Porter.
is survived by Wife: Doris Porter of
Daughter: Janice Porter of Center
Michael Porter & wife, Sharon of
Randy Porter of Austin
Mark Porter of Dallas
Stacia Hammers & husband, Jerry of
James Greggory Barbe & wife Cristina
Monica Zimmerman & husband, Scott of
Justin Porter & wife, Carissa of
Matt Porter of Center
Jon Porter & wife, Lindsay of Center
Samuel Porter of Center
Henry Porter Barbe
Kalyn Gilchrist & Jacob Zimmerman
Zoie & Gage Porter
Pallbearers: James Greggory Barbe,
Justin Porter, Matt Porter,
Jon Porter, Samuel Porter, T.J.
Magness and Jacob Zimmerman
Lieu of flowers, family request that
donations can be made to the First
Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ,
Building Fund, 524 FM 2026, Center,
may sign the online registry book at
Services are under the direction of
Mangum Funeral Home Center , Texas
SON OF CLIFTON C. PORTER AND SUEJEAN
HUGHES, D/O CLEM WALDEN LANIER
HUGHES, S/O JAMES MCCAIN HUGHES AND
ELIZABETH ANN SAMFORD, D/O WILLIAM
"LITTLE BILLY" SAMFORD AND BARBARA
Glen Edwin Phillips, age
70, of Northport, died Jan. 14, 2011, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday
at Phillips Chapel with Rev. Jerry Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in
Phillips Chapel Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Mary Phillips; brothers, J.G.,
Bill, and Bob Phillips; and a sister, Ophelia Cook.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Phillips; daughters, Denestia Hamner
(Craig) and Jeaneice Berryhill (Shane); sisters, Odessa Townsend, Clara Holcombe
(Jimmy), June Rice (Aaron), Mary Joyce Verzino, Pauline Kuykendall (John), and
Edna Banks (Roy); and grandchildren, Samantha, Casey, and Brianna Berryhill and
He was a husband, daddy, "PaPa", brother, uncle, neighbor, and friend!
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Jeff Rice, Dowell Phillips, Mike Holcombe,
Calvin Kuykendall, Damon Townsend, Roger Lindsey, Jack Trimm, Rod Parker, and Ed
Honorary pallbearers are family and friends; Dr. Hinton and DCH Cancer Center
staff; Dr. Busenlehner and staff; Dr. Carnes; Dr. Lovely, Dr. McIntyre, and Med
Center South and North Clinics; The Radiology Clinic; the Samantha community;
Robert Wilson; and Uniroyal Goodrich management and employees.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. Phillips requested that donations be made to Phillips
Chapel Cemetery Fund.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on January 16, 2011
THIS IS BROTHER
OF BOBBY RAY PHILLIPS (DECEASED), WHO WAS HUSBAND OF PATRICIA KAY SANFORD, D/O
L. V. SANFORD, S/O JOHN THOMAS SANFORD.
Robert "Bob" Powdrill
Robert "Bob" Powdrill,
67 , of Joaquin, passed away
Friday, October 7, 2005. He was
born December 22, 1937 in the
Arcadia Community of Shelby
County, Texas to Robert
Jefferson Powdrill and Laura
Bell Ballard Powdrill. He was
retired from the U.S. Army. Mr.
Powdrill was a member of VFW
post #8904 in Center. Funeral
Services will be held at 2 pm,
Monday October 10, 2005 at
Watson & Sons Chapel in Center
with Rev. Jody Hooper
officiating. Interment will
follow at Powdrill Cemetery in
Shelby County, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Brent Hill,
Darrell Martinez, Bruce Simpson,
John Scholar, Jeff Ocn, Robert
Glaze and Joey Burns. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Rabbitt
Bledsoe, Rex Bradshaw, Levis
Worsham, Walter Rainbolt, Ronnie
Mills and Arnold Hooper. In Lieu
of flowers the family request
that donations be made to the
Red Cross for hurricane relief.
Survivors include: Sons: Tony
Powdrill of Joaquin, Robert
Powdrill and wife Teresea of
Longview, Mike Powdrill & wife
Tonya of Longview. Daughters:
Carolyn Blair & husband Mark of
Longview, Tonya Thompson &
husband Randy of Copperas Cove,
Tina Burks & husband Gerald of
Longview, Jamie Josethson and
husband Keri of Houston.
Grandchildren: Jordon Powdrill
of Joaquin, Chelsea Powdrill of
Gary, Brent Powdrill of
Longview, Tara Powdrill of
Longview, Hunter Powdrill of
Longview, Adam Thompson of
Copperas Cove, Amy Burks of
Longview, Chandler Josethson of
Houston, Cole Powdrill of
Joaquin, Jeff Powdrill of
Longview, Hillary Powdrill of
Longview, Heather Powdrill of
Longview, Lindsey Blair of
Longview, Cassie Thompson of
Copperas Cove and Madison
Josehtson of Houston. Sisters:
Robbie Hartt of Ft. Worth,
Martha Crippen of Center, and
Jane Cooper of Center. Mother of
Tony & Tonya: Lisa Powdrill of
Germany, Mother of Carolyn,
Robert, Mike, Tina and Jamie:
Eva Brown of Longview. Also
numerous nieces, nephews & other
relatives and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by: Parents:
Bob & Laura Powdrill, Brother:
Howell Powdrill and Sisters:
Billie Tiliotson, Marie Smith,
Frances LeGrone and Jonnie Fay
Weeks. Visitation will be held
from 5:30 pm to 8:40 pm, Sunday,
October 9, 2005 at Watson and
Sons Funeral Home in Center.
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY
October 8, 2005
Mrs. Jewel Fay (Jones)
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Jewel Fay Jones
Ramsey passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2005. Fay was the 7th of 8 children
born to Robert and Hannah Elizabeth (Carmichael) Jones in Clayton, Texas, on
Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917. She attended public school in Clayton and
graduated from high school in Carthage, Texas. Fay was active in the Baptist
church in Clayton, where she led singing and taught Sunday school. She left the
family farm and attended Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, where she
earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Fay's first teaching
position was at Silas Elementary School, a two-room school near Timpson. There
she met and fell in love with the most handsome man she said she had ever seen,
Hershell Ramsey. Fay and Hershell were married on December 20, 1941, at the
Methodist Parsonage in Timpson by Reverend Tunnell. Fay taught in Silas from
1939 to 1942 and Hershell taught there from 1940 until his induction into the
U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. Being newlyweds, Fay followed Hershell to several
U.S. military bases before he was sent to Hennings Air Force Base near London,
England. While Hershell was in England, Danny Jean, their only daughter was
born. Fay resumed her teaching career as a first grade teacher in Apple Springs
following WWII. The Ramsey's moved to Garrison in 1949 where Hershell served as
Superintendent and High School Principal and Fay taught first grade in the
Timpson and Garrison school systems until their retirement in 1984. Fay taught
many, many young people; she was an excellent teacher, loved by her students and
respected by other teachers. She worked in many school events and activities.
Fay loved the Garrison Methodist Church where she served in many capacities. She
taught Sunday school, directed vacation Bible school, and served on many church
committees. Fay was a supportive and hard-working companion to Hershell's
ministry in the Methodist Church. His pastorate at Joaquin United Methodist
Church was celebrated by the construction of the Hershell and Fay Ramsey
Fellowship Hall, which continues to serve the people of that congregation. Each
year, Joaquin Methodist Church celebrates Hershell and Fay Ramsey Day. Kind and
loving, Fay lived her life exemplifying her Christian beliefs. She was
thoughtful of others, always wanting to help and support family, friends, and
neighbors. She adored her husband, daughter, and grandson. There was nothing too
difficult for her to do for them and for other family members. She enjoyed
growing flowers, playing 42 with friends, and visiting with her family members.
She loved the people in Garrison and especially the members of her Sunday school
class. Fay was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, a proud
great-grandmother, a caring daughter and sister, and delightful aunt. Fay was
predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Hershell Ramsey. She is survived
by her loving daughter, Danny, her husband, Jim Robinson, and her beloved
grandson, Brad Ballard, wife Kristy and great grandchildren, Braden Alan and
Brynn Ramsey Ballard. Fay is also survived by her sister, Ebbie Saunders, her
sister-in-law, Marcelle Cobb and many, many loving nieces and nephews. Her
brothers Roy, Erus, Bennie, and Buford and sisters Lila Mae and Vera preceded
her in death. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew
her. Funeral services will be held on at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 4th at the
First United Methodist Church of Garrison with interment following at the
Grove Cemetery located in Shelby County. Reverend Danhurst will officiate with
music rendered by the First United Methodist Church Choir. The family will
received friends on Saturday evening at the Garrison Funeral Home for a time of
visitation. Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas is in charge of arrangements.
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY
Samantha Hobson Ray, age 78, of Samantha, died March 22, 2011, at home.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Arbor Springs Baptist Church with Rev.
Ted Sessom and Rev. Max Stripling officiating. Burial will follow in the
church cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing. The
body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.
Survivors include his wife, Ola Ray; his daughters, Sherrie Hudson
(Ross); his two sons, Glenn Ray (Penny) and Randall Ray (Kristy); his
grandchildren, Ashley Taylor (Matthew), Justin Ray (Kati Chastine),
Brady and Blaine Hudson, and Kolton and Keelyn Ray; one
great-grandchild, Aubrey Taylor; and a special niece, Frances Willingham.
Pallbearers will be Justin Ray, Matthew Taylor, Kenny Smith, Dwight
Beams, J.D. Overton, Lynn Watkins, and Larry Leonard.
Honorary pallbearers are Charlie “Worth” Hall; Verner Beams; members of
Arbor Springs Baptist Church. New Hope Baptist Church, Lakewood Baptist
Church, and Church at Tuscaloosa; former and current friends at Warren
Tire; and his caregivers, Juanita Lee, Kim Lapsley, Jamie Robertson, and
Our loving father, husband, and PawPaw now walks with his heavenly
Father. Our memories of such a strong, humble, and sweetly spirited man
we will have in our hearts forever. He always looked at the good in
everyone and always spoke a kind, encouraging word. He loved the Lord,
his family, and his church with all his heart.
Published in Tuscaloosa AL News on March 25, 2011
THIS IS FATHER
OF GLENN RAY WHO MARRIED PENNY SANFORD, D/O OF ARVIL GREY SANFORD, S/O SAMUEL
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY - 12/25/2010
84, of Center, passed away Thursday December 23, 2010 South wood Nursing Home in
Henderson , TX .
Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 27, 2010 at North Jericho Cemetery .
Visitation will be Sunday, December 26, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at
Mangum Funeral Home.
born January 15, 1926 in Oil City , Louisiana .
preceded in death by his Son, Ricky Redmon, Daughter, Evie Lou Redmon, Daughter,
Anita Parker and Grandson, Jason Redmon.
Kenneth Redmon of Waxahatchie
Verl Redmon of Henderson
David Whitton & wife Shana of Center
Becky Sims of Center
Rita Hendricks & husband, Jerry of Center
Ann Idhe & husband, Chris of Oregon
29 Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends
sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
THIS IS FATHER OF
VERL GLENN REDMON, WHO MARRIED JOY LYNN CASSELL, D/O HOWELL CASSELL AND JOHNNIE
MARIE KAY, D/O HOMER KAY AND RUBY KAY BOUNDS, D/O LAFITTE BIBB BOUNDS AND AMANDA
BELINDA SAMFORD, D/O SNYDER C. SAMFORD AND JEMIMA JANE HUGHES.
announces memorial services for
Celia Reed, formerly of San
Augustine. Services are this
(Monday) morning from 11 to 12
at Hick’s Chapel. Interment will
be in Roberts Cemetery, in San
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY
October 10, 2005
Mendie Lou Wylie Reed
MOUNTAIN EAGLE, JASPER, ALABAMA –
OCTOBER 9, 2010 - Mama Reed
Mama Reed, as she was lovingly
known, went to be with Jesus on Oct.
7, 2010 . She had a long and blessed
life of 93 years to spend with
family and friends. She loved life,
enjoyed family gatherings and also
loved her church family. She was a
smart and productive lady, a good
wife, mother and grandmother. She
will be greatly missed and
The family will receive friends
today, Oct. 9, 2010 from noon until
2 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church
. Funeral services will be today at
2 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church
, with burial in the adjoining
cemetery. The Rev. Dale Jacks will
officiate, Collins-Burke Funeral
Home will direct.
Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by
her husband, Leaton Reed.
She is survived by her daughters,
Shelby Jent of Jasper, Doris Vines
of Dora, Kay Williams of Cordova and
Darlene Bell of Cordova; sons, Rufus
Reed of Jasper, and Wilson Reed of
Springville; 14 grandchildren; 26
great-grandchildren; and eight
The family requests that donations
be made in her memory to Union Grove
Baptist Church , 69 Hitchcock Road ,
Cordova , AL 35550 .
THIS IS MENDIE
LOU WYLIE REED, WIDOW OF
LEATON/LIGHTON RUFUS REED, S/O
JOSEPH FRANKLIN REED AND JULIE ANN
SANFORD, D/O JOHN T. SANFORD AND
Mrs. Peggy Renfro
Watson and Sons Funeral
Home announces services for 71
year old, Mrs. Peggy Renfro, of
Mineola. Services will be this
(Friday) morning at 10 o’clock,
at New Life United Pentecostal
Church. Interment will be at
four o’clock, tomorrow (Friday)
afternoon, at Short Cemetery, in
Center. Among Mrs. Renfro’s
survivors are her husband,
Reverend James Renfro, Senior,
of Mineola, one son, Reverend
James Renfro, Junior, of
Longview, two daughters, Pamela
Carter, of Humble, and Jamie
Barbaria, of Mineola, and one
brother, Weldon Glenn Mock.
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY
October 7, 2005
Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces services for 92 year old, Janie
Reynolds, 92, of Nederland. She passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2005. She was
born July 20, 1913 to Claude Bert Wagstaff and Lula Ogden Wasgstaff. She lived
in the Dreka Community most of her life and was a member of the Dreka
Pentecostal Church. Services will be tomorrow (Thursday), at 2 pm, at Dreka
Pentecostal church with Rev. Kerry Green and Rev. Eric Bartley officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ray Byrd, Daniel Horrington, Roger Wagstaff & Marty Byrd.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carolyn Elliott, Johnny Fleming, Vashti Oates,
Joyce Flournory, and Jimmy Earl Oates. Survivors Include: Daughters: Shirley
Harrington of Port Neches, Frances Byrd of Nederland. Son, Garland Reynolds of
Buna, Granddaughter, Penny Kutner of Houston. Grandsons, Marty Byrd of
Nederland, Jim Marshall Reynolds of Buna and Darrell Reynolds of Buna. 5 Great
Grandchildren. Sister, June Siegler Killelea of California. Brother, Earl
Wagstaff of Shelbyville. Numerous other relatives & a host of friends. .
Visitation is this (Wednesday) evening from six until eight o’clock, at Watson
and Sons Funeral Home.
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY
52, was born on January 26, 1958 to
Lynn and JoAnn Robinson. He passed
away peacefully at home surrounded
by family and went to be with our
Lord on August 18, 2010. He worked
for 13 years at Grumann and for the
past 12 years was employed by Port
City Cabinet Works as a machinist.
He was an avid fisherman. He loved
bowling and gardening.
preceded in death by his mother,
survived by his loving wife, Diane;
son, William; son’s mother, Mary;
and step-daughters, Jessica and
Ashley. Nathan is also survived by
his father, Lynn, step-mother, Dee;
other mother, Peggy; sisters, Sandy,
Lynda and Lisa, and their families;
brother, Eric; many aunts, uncles,
cousins, nephews and friends.
cordially invited to a visitation
with the family on Thursday, August
19, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel,
311 N. Friendswood Drive,
Friendswood, Texas 77546.
service will be conducted on Friday,
August 20, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the
Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
with Randy Hebert officiating. He
will be buried near his mother after
graveside service at
Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. on
Saturday, August 21, 2010 in
In lieu of
flowers the family request donations
be made to Hospice Care Team, Inc.,
107 West Way, Suite 29, Lake
Jackson, Texas 77566 or
contact Lynda Sharp to donate to
“William Robinson Trust”.
may be sent to the Robinson family
in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral
Services are under the direction of
Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas.
SHELBY COUNTY TODAY
THIS IS SON OF LYNN ROBINSON AND
JO ANN DEMARAS BITTICK, D/O
DIXON WILEY BITTICK AND IOLA SAMFORD, D/O HERMAN M. SAMFORD, S/O ELKANAH SAMFORD
AND MARY JANE HOLT.
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