Selected Families and Individuals


William Henry SYKES 1 was born on 26 Jul 1855 1 in Montgomery Co., Mississippi 1. William married Frances Henryette POE 1 on 7 Jan 1875 1 in Mississippi 1.

Frances Henryette POE 1. Frances married William Henry SYKES 1 on 7 Jan 1875 1 in Mississippi 1.

They had the following children.

  F i Willie Henrietta SYKES was born on 18 Oct 1889.

Thurman B. TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 25 Dec 1910 1 in Arkansas 2. He died on 22 Dec 1940 1 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. He was buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. Thurman married Ella KNOX.

Accident & obituary excerpt from the December 26, 1940, "Ashley County Leader":
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   Thurman B. Taylor, age 29, died Sunday morning at 2:15 o'clock, when his pick-up truck collided into the rear of the school bus of C. P. Smith Saturday night at about 11:30 o'clock on Highway 82 about one-half mile east of town.  Herman Farmer, age 26, who was driving, was taken to a hospital in Little Rock where he died Sunday afternoon.  Johnnie Harris, negro, escaped with a cut over the left eye.  The rigth side of the truck struck the left side of the bus shearing off the hood, smashing the cab and all the glass in the windshield was knocked out of the truck.  The bus was only slightly damaged.  Mr. Smith stated that the bus was parked on the right shoulder of the raod in double low with the park lights on.
   Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife and three small children, Barbara Ann, Sue and William Knox; his mother, Mrs. J. W. Taylor, and one sister, Miss Verdelle Taylor.  He was born December 25, 1910.  He was a wholesale and retail groceryman, a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Methodist church.
   Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon by Rev. C. E. Whitten, assisted by Rev. Reese S. Howard and Rev. Knox.  Active pallbearers:  Coach Johnson, ned Moseley, John Titus, Carl Locke, harold Rice, Fred Greeson and Keith Nutter.  Honorary pallbearers:  The 1940 Football Team, Chas. Carpenter, L. H. Nutter, Leroy Higginbotham, Leslie Serrett, Hampton Pugh, H. M. Harrison, M. V. Rice, Bill Law, Adrian McDonald, Walter Hill, Dr. D. L. Mask, Vaughn Walker, Foster Taylor, Tommie Durham, Fay Nolley, H. A. Dew, Billie Foote, Jr., N. T. Watson, A. P. McCombs, W. E. Foote, S. A. Wilcoxon and C. W. Woods.
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Ella KNOX 1 died after 1940 2. Ella married Thurman B. TAYLOR 2.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  M iii
William Knox TAYLOR 1 was born on 17 Jul 1938 2, 3 in Arkansas 3. He died on 20 May 1990 3 in Los Angeles Co., California 3.

1975:  residing in Carmel, California.


Living.

Ethel Elizabeth "Eva" TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 1 in Jul 1892 in Arkansas. She died on 5 Dec 1979 3 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas 3. Eva married Unknown MCMURRY.

Other marriages:
Living

About 1963:  residing in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

  F i
Brianna Taylor SHELL 1 was born on 20 Jun 1997 1 in Washington 1. She died on 24 Jun 1997 1 in Washington 1.
  F ii Living.

Edwin Taylor "Eddy" SHELL [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 6 Apr 1937 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., Texas. He died on 2 May 2008 3 in Bossier City, Bossier Pa., Louisiana. He was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bossier Pa., Louisiana 3. Eddy married Barbara Heidrun SCHNEIDER.

Other marriages:
Living

-Obituary excerpt from the "Shreveport Times" on 5/4/2008:
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   Dr. Eddy Shell, 71, died, May 2, after a lengthy bout with cancer. Visitation will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home, Haughton on Highway 80 East, Tuesday, May 6, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The funeral will be held at Hill Crest Chapel, at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. Pastor David Daniel of the Broadmoor Assembly of God will conduct the service. Interment with military honors will follow.
   Shell was born April 6, 1937 in Lubbock, TX. The family moved to Arkansas and he later became the youngest Eagle Scout in the state. He graduated from Springdale High School. After graduation from Louisiana Tech in 1960, he settled in Bossier City, Louisiana and started his teaching career. He earned a BA (Louisiana Tech), MA (Louisiana Tech), Ed.S. (Northwestern State College) and Ph.D (Pacific Western University). He was a teacher and debate coach for 7 years at Bossier High School. He also persued a career in photography that lasted over 40 years. He later became one of the original seven teachers to open Bossier Parish Community College in 1967 and taught there for over 40 years for a combined total of 48 years in public education. He was Educator of the Year in Bossier Parish in 1970 and 1995 and Mr. Bossier Parish in 1970. During his tenure as an educator, he was also a member Louisiana National Guard, and the Reserve Components of the USNR, USMCR and USAR for over 30 years. He was the founder and Director of the first Day Time Truancy Center in Louisiana. There are now 12 truancy centers scattered over the state. Shell was a member of numerous civic organizations that includes the Red River USMCL, SARC (W5ZBC), Temple Lodge 448 AM& F. He was a member of the professional photography association for over 20 years. He served as President of PPLA in1981-82. He served on the Bossier Parish Police Jury representing south Bossier for 10 years. He was a member of Broadmoor Assembly of God.
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Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.

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Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.

Living [Parents].

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They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  M iii Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

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