Don Shelby Shirley passed away on January 30, 2013 at the age of 75. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana the son of Nina Gene and Ralph W. Shirley. He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Sue Worley Shirley; parents and his brother, Ralph W. Shirley, Jr. He is survived by his wife Edith Smith McBee; daughters, Lee Shuchart and husband Fred, Anne Grosz and husband Marc, and Sarah Hugar and husband Wayne; step daughter Teresa Oglesbee and husband Robert; step son Robert McBee; his dear sister-in-law Lou Shirley and family; grandchildren, Leslie and Zachary Lacy, Emily and Stephen Shuchart, L.M. "Brazos", Holly Grosz, Christopher and Christina Oglesbee, Stephen and Daniel McBee.
Don attended his beloved LSU and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He dearly loved all sports but especially football. His football team at Lake Charles High won The Louisiana State Championship. He worked most of his life in the restaurant equipment business and was highly involved in the development of many things that are still used in that industry today.
Don loved to sing and was gifted with many musical talents and enjoyed entertaining others. He also sang in numerous church choirs. He will be greatly missed by so many.
A Celebration Reception was held on February 1, 2013, at Shirley Acres. A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, February 8, 2013 in the Chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to: "Christ in the Arts Performance Series", 8300 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024 or The Huntsville Choir, 1023 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas 77340.
Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com.
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Betty Charlene Wooderson
Betty Charlene Wooderson, 83, of Huntsville, Texas, passed away July 28, 2014. She was born September 9, 1930, in Franklin, Texas to Ralph Tribble and Idella Johnson Tribble.
Betty is survived by her daughters Gail Lloyd and Mona Lamb and husband Rick; grandchildren Courtney Helton and husband Mark, James Lloyd, Reed Lamb and girlfriend SaraBeth Ellisor, Greg Landry and wife Pamela, and Cara Wilcox and husband Andy; great-grandchildren Wyatt Helton, Samantha Landry, Gregory Landry, Aidin “Nola” Landry, Olivia Keefer and Christopher Wilcox; sisters Linda, Barbara and Odell. She is preceded in death by her husband Waymon Wooderson; parents Ralph and Idella Tribble.
Betty loved her grand and great-grandchildren most in life. She has left many cherished memories of family events over the years. She loved to be out visiting with friends. And football season she would call to check in and see what time the Dallas Cowboys were playing and had a love for the local Sam Houston State University football team. In her down time she liked to read and sew. Betty retired from TDCJ after many years of service.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 12:00 PM (Noon) till 2:00 PM with service to follow visitation at 2:00 PM at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas. Interment will follow the service at Adickes Addition of Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.
Memorial condolences may be made to the family online at www.shmfh.com.
Charles Darvin Sewell
Charles Darwin Sewell passed away on July 18th, 2014 at the age of 78. He is survived by his four daughters: Lisa, Patra, Pamela, and Sandra; their husbands, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be a graveside service held at Bowden Cemetery on Crow Mountain, Russellville, Arkansas, on August 8th, 2014 at 1:30 pm.
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