Many families provided the Shankleville seeds that were planted in Deep East Texas more than 150 years ago that have grown into the network of teachers, preachers, businesspeople, community leaders and hard-working people that impact communities across the globe today. In addition to the Shankles, McBrides and Perkins, there are the Brailsfords, Byerlys, Gatlins, Lewises, Odoms, Peacocks, Strahans, Whites, and many more. This page is a tribute to these foundational families and their “Lasting Legacies.”
Click on individual names in the drop-down menu to learn more about some of these “Lasting Legacies” and their connections to the Shankleville Community. Be sure to share more memories and pictures of the “Lasting Legacies” you loved and learned from on our Facebook page.
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In keeping with the “Memorial” in our Shankleville Memorial Scholarship program, these Shankleville families consistently donate more than $100 to the Scholarship fund to commemorate their loved-ones.
|Thomas Campbell Amons||Rev. Ronald L. Bishop||Maeola and Preston Bluiett|
|Willie and Lillie Booker||Artie and Geneva Brailsford||Matthew Honer and Larutha Odom Clay|
|Matthew Honer Clay, Jr.||Cooleridge Coleman||Arvetta Lewis Cooper|
|Jim and Almada Holmes||Coella Jane Lewis||John Wesley and Jessie Gatlin Lewis|
|A.T. and Addie Odom||Harold and Lonnie Faye Odom||James E. Odom|
|Lee E. Odom||S. T. Odom||Sisley Ann “Sisland” Perkins Renfro|
|Booker T. and Exie Lee Riggins||Cuban and Jewel Shankle||Tom and Jettie Shankle|
|Trogie and Thelma Shankle||Homer and Doretha Traylor||Anderson and Surfronie White|
|Anderson White, Jr.|