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I use to sell popcorn out front, when it was 10 a bag, I made 10% of what I sold.  Before the show started, I had to drag the machine out front and make level.  I made very tasty popcorn. It was really cold in winter and I would stick my hands inside the machine to keep them warm, and hot during the summer.  After the show was over had to clean the machine, clean restrooms and sweep the theater and then replace the marquee and posters out front.  (In this photo the marquee is "CALAMITY JANE AND SAM BASS IN "YVONNE DECARLO." )     Don't think that is correct, it should be the other way around.... I didn't put this one up---or did I?

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Once again, it is time to remind you of the annual Memorial Day and Homecoming at Newburn Cemetery.  The date is Saturday, June 26, 2004, about the middle of the morning.    Please bring all your family and join in the fellowship; visit with old friends and relatives; enjoy the music of guest singers; enjoy the message of our visiting minister; and have a hearty meal at the dinner-on-the-ground.  Remember, we are expecting to see all of you and your families and friends on June 26.  For additional information email Leonard Irish



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Looking for information about Jeremiah Bowlin II born in 1777. Came to TX with the Second Austin Colony in 1826.  Looking for his wife's name and his mother's name ,  I know his father was Jeremiah Bowlin I and born in 1756 in VA.  Can you help in any way. Nettie Holland email  2



   George Fane Adams, 76, of Center died June 17, 2004 in Nacogdoches.   Burial was in White Rock Cemetery.   Born January 3, 1928, in Shelby County, he was the son of Norman Adolphus and Florence Smith Adams.  He was retired as a truck driver and electrician. Mr. Adams was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Newburn Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolphus and florence Adams; son, George Dean Adams and sister, Hazel Doggett.   Survivors include his wife, Bernice Warr Adams; sons, Jerryl Adams, Mike Adams, Steve Adams, Randy Adams and Kip Adams, all of Center, and Mark Adams of Joaquin; daughters, Wanda Noles of Carthage, Jana Ivy of Nacogdoches and Dana Fountain of San Augustine; brother, Fate Adams of Center; sisters, Norman Russow of Borene, Inez Davis of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Ruby Fountain of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Joyce Lung, 58, of Huxley died June 17, 2004, in Shreveport, Louisiana.   Burial was in Strong Cemetery.   Born March 9, 1946, in Shreveport, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Henry Clay and Billy Nell Hines Baldridge.  Ms. Lung worked for AT&T.  Survivors include husband, Gene Lung of Huxley; sisters, Tish Matthew of Stonewall, Louisiana and Billie Prowell of Houston.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Connie Hendricks, 90, of Huxley died June 17, 2004, in her residence.   Burial was in Strong Cemetery.   Born October 10, 1913, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Willis and Bama Elliott.  Mrs. Hendricks was a homemaker and married to L.M. Hendricks and he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are Infant daughter; son, L.E. Hendricks and brother, Pate Elliott.   Survivors include sons, prentice Hendricks, Verbon Hendricks and Ima Hendricks, all of Huxley; brother, Herbert Elliott of Shelbyville.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Barbara Gail Matthews, 54, of Center died June 20, 2004, in Center.   Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.   Born February 26, 1950, in Tenaha, she was the daughter of Boyd Patterson and Beulah Mae Head Patterson.  Mrs. Matthews was retired from Center ISD as a teacher's aide.  Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Matthews of Center; sons, Jody Matthews, Jim Ed Matthews and Judson Matthews, all of Center; daughter Jayme Matthews of Center; brother, Donald Patterson of Houston; sister Peggy Patterson of Shreveport, Louisiana.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   A.L. "Mann" Pinkston, 86, of Center died June 19, 2004 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Davis Cemetery.   Born October 28, 1917, in Tenaha, he was the son of A.L. Pinkston and Elizabeth Johnston Pinkston.  Mr. Pinkston was a banker with Farmer's  State Bank and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy.  He was married to Catherine Davis Pinkston, and she preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death are sister, Margaret Marsh; brothers, Bob Pinkston and Bill Pinkston.   Survivors include step-son, Joe Davis Foster of Fort Worth.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Sue Alice Stilley Amos, 63, of Tomball died June 21, 2004, in Tomball.   Burial was in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson.  Born February 2, 1941, in Timpson, she was the daughter of Hoyt and Oneita Hunt Stilley.  Mrs. Amos was a Homemaker.   Survivors include her husband, Paul Amos of Tomball; daughter, Paula A. Amos; son, Phillip M. Amos; Mother, Oneita Hunt Stilley.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Syble Mae Parker Miles, 82, of Port Arthur died June 21, 2004, in Port Arthur.  Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Center.  Born April 25, 1922, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Milton and Dovie Peace Parker.  She was married to Roy Miles, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include sons, David Miles of orange, Charles Miles of Kirbyville and Gary Miles of Port Arthur; brother, O.L. Parker of Lufkin.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Aubrey H. Ashby, 83, of Center died June 22, 2004 in Center.  Burial was in Duncan Cemetery.  Born April 25, 1921, in Carlisle, he was the son of John Wiley and Tennie Haskins Ashby.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Mildred Ashby of Center; son, John Ashby of Waco; daughter, Diana Ashby of Denver, Colorado.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Marie Wright, 87, of Greenville died June 22, 2004.  Burial was in North Jericho Cemetery.  Born June 19, 1917, in Forney, she was the daughter of John Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Hutto Garner. She was married to Yantis Wright and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include, son, David Wright of Fate; daughter, Sherry Isham of Greenville; sister, Ann Pevehouse of Nacogdoches.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Blanche Emma Bowlin, 88, of Tenaha died June 23, 2004 in Center.  Burial was in Tennessee Cemetery.  Born May 10, 1916, in Shelby County she was the daughter of Charles and Leatrice Ake Lane.  Ms. Bowlin has been a hair stylist.  She leaves nieces and nephews.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Syble Louise Parker Armstreet, 72, of Gary died June 23, 2004 in Nacogdoches.   Burial was in Strong Cemetery.   Born September 20, 1931, in San Augustine County, she was the daughter of Ralph Wilburn Parker and Dessie Chance Smith.  Survivors include husband, Hurshell Armstreet of Gary; daughter, Branda Armstreet of Gary; sons, Rickey Armstreet, Danny Armstreet and David Armstreet.  Mangum Funeral Home.


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