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Week Ending July 6, 2007

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         The Netherly Family 13th Reunion will be held Friday, July 27, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday July 29, 2007 at the Community Center, 423 San Angustine St., Center, Texas. Friday, July 27th from 6:00pm - 7:15pm will be family fellowship/get acquainted; 7:30pm - 8:45pm dinner (fish fry); 9:15pm - 10:00pm will be the Netherly Family Feud game.  Saturday, July 28th from 11:00am - 12:30pm family business meeting; 12:35pm - 3:00pm lunch; games will begin at 1:45pm - 3:30pm.  Saturday Evening - 7:00pm - 10:30pm - modeling, talent show and dinner.  Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 8:00am -  9:00am church services "Todd Springs Baptist Church". If you should have questions regarding the above information, please contact  Bertha Hooper at 214-375-7408 or me (Ella Shaw)  214-475-3338.  I can also be reached by email


 Homecoming is September 28 - 29, For Center High School


Class of 1967 will meet for their 40th year reunion on September 29, 2007 at Harry's BBQ.

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    Mary Graziano Green, 84, of San Augustine died June 28, 2007, at her residence.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born August 21, 1922,  in Girard, Ohio, she was the daughter of Angelo Graziano and Jenneria Casale Graziano.  Ms. Green was preceded in death by Husband, Vessie Green.  Survivors include, Brothers, Frank Graziano of Cortland, Ohio, Joseph Graziano of South Jordan, Utah and John Graziano of Youngstown, Ohio; Sister, Ursula Sue Robey of Cleveland, Ohio.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Lillie Mae Rash, 86, of Center died June 30, 2007 in Center. Burial was in Rather Cemetery.  Born April 21, 1920, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Space Taylor and Mammie McCarty Taylor.  Mrs. Rash was a Homemaker.  She was preceded in death by Husband, A. M. "Meck" Rash.  Survivors include, Sons, Bobby Glen Rash and Kenneth Rash, both of Center; Daughters, Mammie Ener of Hemphill, Iva Nell Miller of Center, Wanda Price of San Augustine, Martha Ann Dennis of Huntington and Betty Rhame of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Herbert Ziesemer, 84, of Houston, died June 30, 2007.  Burial was in Short Cemetery.  Born July 18, 1922, in Brenham, he was the son of Herman and Martha Franke Ziesemer.  He was preceded in death by son, Tony Lee Ziesemer.  Mr. Ziesemer was a WWII veteran, serving in the US Army.  Survivors include Wife, Maxie Lee Hughes Ziesemer of Houston
    Maxine Bennett, 82, died July 1, 2007. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.  Ms. Bennett is survived by Sons, Thomas Earl Bennett and Ervie Lee Bennett, both of Center; Daughters, Lydia Ann Bennett, Hattie Mae Taylor, Francis Ann Pilot, Cheanette Lowe and Ella Donere Bennett, all of Center; Sisters, Margie Bennett and Gloria Lee Pettigrew, both of Center.  Hicks Mortuary.
    Eula Sparks, 74, of Shelbyville died July 1, 2007.  Burial was in Bennett Chapel Cemetery.  Ms. Sparks is survived by Husband, Billie Jean Sparks, of Houston; Daughters, Georgia K. York of Houston, Evelyn Joyce Sparks, of Shelbyville, Barbara Cartwright of Shelbyville and Gwendolyn Singh of Center; Sons, Andrew Kauffman, Donald Kauffman and Michael Grisby, all of Houston.  Community Funeral Home.
    Charles E. Tyre, 66, of Huxley died July 3, 2007.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born February 20, 1941, he was the son of Edgar and Bessie Tyre.  Mr. Tyre was preceded in death by Parents; Brother James Tyre.  Survivors include wife Mary Tyre of Huxley; Sons, Chuck Tyre of Huxley, Chris Tyre of Shelbyville; Daughter, Sandy Sanford of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Homer J. Potter, 83, of Tenaha died July 3, 2007 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born June 20, 1924, in Fort Summer, New Mexico, he was the son of Henry and Sadie Julian Potter.  Mr. Potter was a Veteran of WWII, Air Force.  He is preceded in death by wife, Mozelle Black Potter, Parents, Henry and Sadie Potter; Brother Norman Potter; Sisters, Elsie and Evelyn.  Mangum Funeral Home.
    Clinton Randall Crawford, 66, died July 4, 2007 at his residence.  Burial was in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born January 4, 1941, in Shelby County, he was the son of Curtis and Juanita Roberts Crawford.  Mr. Crawford was a member of the National Guard.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include Wife, Rose Crawford; Son, Spencer Randall Crawford of Carthage; Daughter, Tammy Marie Mitchum of Nacogdoches; Brother, Donny Crawford of New London, Texas; Sister, Tanya Johnson of Joaquin,  Mangum Funeral Home.


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