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Week Ending March  30, 2007

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            The 30th annual Leo and Ada McSwain Memorial Family Reunion will be held in Colmesneil Texas at the McSwain "lakehouse" on Saturday, May 26, 2007.  This reunion was started in 1978 by the children of Leo and Ada McSwain and has been held in Colmesneil ever since. The living children of Leo and Ada are Norma George, Odell Hart, and E.C. McSwain. There will be family, food, pictures, and family info. Email for more information and directions.


            The annual HOGAN reunion will be April 21, 2007.  The meeting place has changed to Jasper, TX.  For more information or directions to the Pavillion in the Pines, please call Dianne LILLY GLOVES at 409-384-4506 in Jasper or Gracie Forsythe in Center at 936-598-2612.


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        Looking for G.F.M. Bridges, Wife Missouri B. Adams, - Father Washington Franklin Adams family. Have his wife and children and been to there graves but don't have his Father or Mother. Thanks L. Bridges  Bridges


    Iris Wooley, 80. of Tenaha died March 23, 2007 in Longview.  Burial was in Ramah Cemetery,  Born May 30, 1926, she was the daughter of James Arthur Erwin and Ruby Emma Goolsby Erwin.  Mrs. Wooley was a member of the Tuesday Night Painting Groupe and Methodist Women's Crafting Group.  She was preceded in death by husband, Denson Sapho Wooley; Parents; Brother James Carter Erwin.  Survivors include daughter; Joann Ballou of North Troy, Vermont; Brothers, Paul Erwin of Texarkana, Arkansas, Jack V. Erwin of Liberty, Texas; Sister Betty Jean Childress of Joaquin.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Howard Edward Lewis, Sr., 63, of Joaquin died March 24, 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana.   Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born August 8, 1943, in Houston, he was the son of Harold Garner Lewis and Lela Winifred Perry Lewis.  Mr. Lewis is a Vietnam War Veteran, having served in the Army.  He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Lela Lewis.  Survivors include, Sons, Haro9ld Edward Lewis, Jr. of Joaquin; Jerry Lewis of Joaquin; daughters, Candy Cox of Joaquin and Sheri Lewis of Joaquin.  Watson and Sons Funeral Home.
    Bruce Wagnon, 63, of Center died March 24, 2007 in automobile accident.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born March 28, 1943, in Warren, Arkansas, he was the son of Floyd A. Wagnon and Georgia Berryman Wagnon.  Mr. Wagnon served in the US Army during Vietnam War.  He was preceded in death by Parents; brother Bobby Wagnon.  Survivors include Wife, Elaine Wagnon of Center; Sons, Brett Wagnon of Center, Daniel Wagnon of Lewisville, Joel Wagnon of Center: Brothers, George Wagnon, of Warren, Arkansas,  Keith Wagnon of Center. Watson Funeral Home. 
     Flowler Tot Green, 90, of Lake Jackson, formerly of Bobo, died March 28, 2007.  Burial was in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Green is survived by wife, Anna elle Screws-Green, of Lake Jackson; daughter, Trina Green Taylor, of Lake Jackson.  Taylor Funeral Home.
    Sallie Young Parker, 95, of Center died March 28, 2007 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Born November 11, 1911, in Marshall, she was the daughter of Robert Hall Young and Bertha Love Heartstill Young.  Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by Husband Heber C. Parker.  Survivors include daughter, Nancy Pederson of Waco; Son, Jimmy Parker of Center; Sister, Ellen Love Burrows of Austin; Brother, Heartstill Young of Mason.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

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