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    The Netherly Eleventh Family Reunion will be July 29th - July 31, 2005. The fish fry, picnic and talent show will be at the Community Recreation Center, San Augustine Street, Center, Texas 75935.   The events are as follows:
Friday, July 29th will be the fish fry - 6:00pm - 10:30pm.
Saturday, July 30th will be the picnic - 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Saturday, July 30th will be the talent and fashion show- 7:00am - 10:00pm.
Sunday, July 31st will be Sunday Services - 7:45am - 9:00am, Sunday worship service will be held at the Todd Springs Baptist Church.
If you should have questions or concerns, please contact me at  via email  


    BUSH FAMILY REUNION, Sunday, September 4, 2005, 11:00AM til 4:00PM, at the Texas State Bank on Hwy 59 in Timpson, Texas.  This family has been holding an annual reunion almost every year since about 1940.  For the past 10 or 15 years, we have been meeting at the bank every year.  If you are a descendant of George Hillery Bush and Margaret Ella Davis Bush, please try to attend.  George Bush came to Texas from Alabama as a teenager.  George married Ella Davis in 1878 and they raised 10 children in the Lake Murvaul Community.  Many of their descendants still live in Panola County, many now in Shelby and Nacogdoches Counties and across the US.  Don't forget to bring a covered dish. For information email Sandra Brownlow


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I am Betty Walker Anderson and I am looking for information on Doris Marie Adams.  We graduated from Center High School in 1950.  I have been trying for years to get in touch with her without any success.  Anyone with any information at all, as to where she lives, who she married, or other family members that could give me info would be greatly appreciated.  My email address is: 2



   Kenneth Doyle Folsom, 73, of Center died July 15, 2005 at his residence.  Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery.  Born February 15, 1932, in Shelby County, he was the son of Richard H. and Savelia Lorene Brewer Folsom.  Mr. Folsom was a veteran, having served in U. S. Army, and he was a TV repairman.  Survivors include his wife, Laverne Bittick Folsom of Center; daughters, Rhonda Hite of Houston and Robin Andrews of Center; sons, Wayne and Gene Folsom, both of Center; sisters, Lois Marcelle Chambless of Freindswood and Sally Mae Mobley of Alabama; brother, Richard Weldon Folsom.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Ira Leo "Harry" Holt, 92, of Center died July15, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in Laurel Land Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.  Born March 6, 1913 in Weatherford, he was the os of Nathan and Eveline Hudspeth Holt.  Mr. Holt was preceded in death by his son Ricky Holt.   Survivors include wife, Norvell "Pee Wee" Holt of Center; stepsons, Jay Randal Williams of Harlingen and Ron Williams of Nacogdoches.   Mangum Funeral Home.
   Maxie Lynn Wright, 59, of Center died July 16, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born December 29, 1945,
in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Max l. and Ethel Samford.  Survivors include mother, Ethel Samford; son, Jody Wright of Center; daughter, Jayme Jackson of Center; sisters, Linda Watson of College Station.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   David Earl White, 40, of Shelbyville died July 19, 2005 in San Augustine.  Burial was in Wimberly-Rayburn Cemetery.  Born September 30, 1964, in Center, he was the son of Thomas H. White, Sr. and Virginia White.  Mr. White was a Truck Driver.  Survivors include stepchildren, Lynida Walker, Noah Walker and Melody Ross; sister, JoAnn White of Houston and brothers, Tom White, James White, both of Center and Bill White of Huxley.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Angelia Goodwyn Chamberlain, 42, of Shelbyville died July 19, 2005 in Tyler.  Burial was in Rather Cemetery.  Born April 7, 1063, in Center, she was the daughter of Ray E. and Martha Stotts Goodwyn.  Survivors include mother Martha Goodwyn of Shelbyville; sisters, Martha Wolf of Nederland, Ann Horne of Neuville Community, Sue Babin of Beaumont and Pat Jernigan of Bridge City.  Mangum Funeral Home
   Paul Vincent Hayden, 74, of Center died July 18, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery.  Born September 1, 1928, in Ravenna, Ohio, he was the son of Francis Edward Hayden and Georgia Ethel Moore.  Survivors include son, Paul Hayden of Center, Pete Hayden of Ohio.  Mangun Funeral Home. 
   Jessie Belrose, 81, of Center died July 7, 2005 .  Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.  Born September 4, 1923, in Paris, Texas, she was the daughter of Frank and Carrie Wisenhunt.  Mrs. Belrose was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by son Travis Belrose.  Survivors include sons, Gary Belrose of Center and Charles Belrose of Lufkin; daughters Bekki Belrose, Barbara Noto, both of Center, Billie Taylor of League City.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Joe R. Smith, 80, of Center died July 20, 2005.  Burial was in Newburn Cemetery.  Born August 11, 1924, in Center, he was the son of Sanford Smith and Nina Stillwell Smith.  Mr. Smith was a Rancher and a veteran of WWII.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Joyce Smith; parents, and Brothers, Robert Smith, Jim Smith and Frank Smith.  Survivors include son, Dwyatt Gentry of Sugar Land; daughter Terry Ford of Lake Jackson; brother, Winston Smith of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

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