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The long anticipated, first annual Myers Family Reunion. Be sure and mark your calendar, May 15, 2004, starting around 10:00 am. Ramah Baptist Church, between Tenaha and Paxton, Texas. This will be an opportunity to visit with folks you probably haven't seen in years. Everyone should bring an old fashioned covered dish. All family members and friends are urged to attend. A special invitation to Dock and Fannie Watson and Edgel Permenter. For more information please call David G. Myers at 936-825-7123 or email at of Peggy (Myers) Langley at 337-786-8150 or email at Hope to see you there!    


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SPECIAL BUSH - 1916 - 2004
   Special Bush, 88, of Center died March 5, 2004 in Center. Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery.  Born February 12, 1916, in Center, he was the son of Elton Dee and Cordell Williamson Bush.  Mr. Bush was preceded in death by son Ronnie Bush.  Survivors include wife, Willie Mae Bush of Center; son, Don Bush of Center; daughter, Jeanette Brothers of Center; brother, Coy Bush of Center; sister, Martha Ward of Vidor and Bonnie Berwidk of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
BETTIE RAY ENMON - 1910 - 2004
   Bettie Ray Enmon, 93, of Center died March 5, 2004 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born September 24, 1910, in McClelland Community, she was the daughter of William King and Charity Cordelea Creech Askew.  Mrs. Enmon was married to C.T. Enmon and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include daughters, Billie Bailey of Center and Mary Jo Baty of Shelbyville; brother, Fred Askew of San Augustine.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Bobbie Jean Stanberry, 62 died February 25, 2004.  Burial was in East Liberty Cemetery.  Born July 24, 1941, she was the daughter of Cleo and Olevis Tatum.  Mrs. Stanberry was preceded in death by her father, Cleo Tatum; mother, Olevis Tatum; and brothers Elton and Lovis Tatum.   Survivors include husband, Tommy Stanberry, Sr; children, Janell Ridgeway of Tenaha; Deniece Moore, Sharon McCowin, Jennese Smith, Thomas Stanberry, Jr all of Shelbyville and Montique Stanberry of Houston; sisters, Ethalia Casey of Center and Evelyn Joyce Hightower of Dallas; brothers, Clifford Tatum of Michigan, Kinnon Tatum of North Carolina, Aurtry Lee Tatum and Eugene Tatum, both of Orange.  Hicks Mortuary. 
OPAL OATES LUM - 1910 - 2004
   Opal Oates Lum, 93, of new Caney, formerly of Shelby County, died March 11, 2004. Burial was in West Hamilton Cemetery.   Born October 14, 1910, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Samuel Calvin Oates and Bessie Texana Eddins.  Survivors include daughter, Dixie Deanne Lum of New Caney and sister, Adell Shofner of Auston.  Mangum Funeral Home.
BEAMAN BUCKNER - 1919 - 2004
   Beaman Buckner, 84, died March 8, 2004 in Port Arthur.  Burial was in Buckner Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born May 13, 1919, in Shelby County, he was the son of Carl and Lettie Colvin Buckner.  Mr. Buckner is survived by daughter, Barbara Conner of Bushnell, Florida; son, William Buckner of Shreveport, Louisiana; brothers, Roy Buckner, of Shreveport and Neuman Buckner of Madison, Virginia; sisters, Melba Richards of Vidor, Mildred Staley of Port Arthur and Karlene Henderson of Nederland. 
MAMIE SMITH - 1914 - 2004
   Mamie Smith, 89, died March 5, 2004 in Center.  Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Born August 6, 1914, she was the daughter of Jake and Mary Ealy smith.  Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ealy smith and sisters, Elma Richards, Viola Beck and Annie Bryan.   Survivors include nieces and host of other relatives.  Hicks Mortuary.


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