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My great-grandparents are from the Shelby County, Tx area. They were Henry James Fancher and Claudia Ann Dillen. They were married in 1888. I have the family Bible with names listing his and her family members. Henry parents were Johnson and Harriet Fancher. Her parents were J N Dillen and Martha (Tishie) Milstead. I  do know that their sons, Otis, (my grandfather), Grover and Henry, jr (the youngest) were born in the Timpson area. There were, also, in the Bible as listing for twins who last name was Paxton, I have no clue how they tie into the family. I am trying to meet up with someone that know of the Fanchersor Dillens and give me some in-sight on the family in Texas. Henry and Claudia eventually moved to Fayetteville, Washington County, AR. That is where Henry died and is buried. Claudia moved to N LIttle Rock until her death in the early 1960's. She is buried next to Henry in Fayetteville. I would appreciate knowing some facts about the famly. Cathy (Fancher) Davis


I am trying to find the burial site of Adaline(Martin) Pleasant.  She died Nov 5, 1902.  Service held at the Methodist Church. Was there more than one Methodist Church in 1902??  Any help will be appreciated..


The Sardis School Historical Marker dedication will be Satarday, April 26, at 2:00 PM.  The School was established in 1917 thru 1956.   The Dedication will be at the School's Location on FM 414.  The last teacher to teach at the school was Mrs. Willie Bue ( Jimmy ) Blackstock. Direction:  Take 87S approx 2.4 miles from Loop 500 to FM 414 take a left go 2.2 miles the marker will be on the left.  There will signs at the location. 


   Maudice Yvonne Tipton, 63, died April 15, 2003.  Burial was in Adams Cemetery.  Mrs. Tipton was preceded in death by son, Richard Tipto and daughter Liza Houchens.  She is survivived by her husband Bobby Tipton; daughters, Belinda Host and Michell Minnick.; son, Maruice Tipton; parents, Dewitt and Nira Hite.  Watson and Sons Funeral Home.
   Jackie Lee Massey, 46, of Center ided April 15, 2003 in his residence.   Burial was in Oaklawn Memoril Park.  Born October 16, 1956, in Killeen, he was the son of J.B. and Emma Becker Massey.  Mr. Massey is survived by his parents J.B. and Emma Becker Massey; Wife, Vaness Massey of Center; children, Jeffery Massey and Kindle Massey, both of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jack Maseey Chris Massey, Holden Massey and Jessye Massey, all of Center; brothers, Troy Massey of Center and Charles Massey of Texarkana and Mike Massey of Nacogdoches; isters, Sue Lamonte of Nacogdoches and Hazel Molandez of Jefferson.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   James Wheeler, 82, of Timpson died April 15, 2003.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.  Born July 6, 1920, in Sanagamon County Illinois, he was the son of Sam and Arie Bell Barlow Wheeler.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; a sister and former wife, Velma Wheeler.   Mr. Wheeler is survived by his wife, Martha Wigley Wheeler; daughere, Gina Wheeler Adams of England; son, Randy Wheeler of California; brothers, Ronald wheeler of Illinois and Bill Wheeler of Wisconsin.

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