Mary Joyce Taylor


September 6, 1945 - December 8,  2010

  On Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM, funeral services for Mrs. Mary Joyce Taylor Shedd were held at Mt. Olive Community Church, Rusk, Texas. Mrs. Shedd was born to the late Hardy Taylor and Francis-McKissie on September 6, 1945. She married the late Tommy Shedd, and to this union 5 children were born, they later divorced.

  She worked at Rusk State Hospital for 26 years where she retired. She worked in private homes for twenty-seven years. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Francis McKissie and Hardy Taylor.

One sister Shirley Foreman, one son Tommy Shedd Jr. and one granddaughter Ny’Kashia Bradley. She leaves to cherish her memory 5 sons: Ernest Shedd, Charles
Bradley, Anthony Bradley, all of Rusk, Texas. Johnny (Mary) Shedd, Melvin (Samantha) Shedd both of Jacksonville, Texas. Three daughters, Brenda (Randy) Hollis, Latricha Shedd McGowan and Yuvette Taylor (Terri) Stubblefield all of Jacksonville, Texas. Two sisters Diana (Carl) Foreman and Lee Autry Atkins of Rusk, Texas.

Ardis Leon Hinton

April 19, 1948 - January 8, 2011

Funeral Services for Mr. Ardis Leon Hinton were held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. Mr. Ardis Leon Hinton (Puddin’) was born April 19, 1948 in Jacksonville, Texas. He was a faithful
member of the Sweet Union Baptist Church.


He served as a trustee, usher, member of the inspirational choir, and was the caretaker of the church grounds.
He graduated from Fred Douglass High School in Jacksonville, Texas in 1966. He attended Bishop college, Dallas, Jacksonville Baptist college and graduated from Tyler Junior college with an associates of business administration.


   He was enlisted in the US Army from 1969-1972 at Ft. Bliss Texas as a Spec. 4. He was employed with Ingersol Rand (Trane) for 39 years. He was united in holy matrimony to Miss LaFrancis Hollis and to this union three (3) sons were born. He was later united in holy matrimony to Miss Coylene Newsome on July 24, 2004. To this union no children were born; however he gained two daughters.


   He was preceded in death by his parents, Audrey Peoples and Adell Grimes Hinton, two brothers, and one sister.



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   Special grandkids that she raised are: Jeremy Shedd, Joyce Shedd, and Jimendrick Christopher. She also leaves to cherish her memory 23 grandkids and 15 great grandkids.


  Mr. Lewis Bush was a special father and friend of the family. Ms. Shedd leaves her best friend Mrs. Diane Lewis, and a host of nieces, nephews, and relatives that will forever cherish her memory.






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