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Week Ending July 29, 2005


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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.
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    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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  Henry Marshel Morris, Sr, 59, of Center died July 20, 2005 at his residence.  Cremation was requested.  Born April 30, 1947, in Ft. Worth, he was the son of William Marshell and Lena Marie Braswell Morris.  Mr. Morris was employed with Tyson Foods.  Survivors include his wife, Jan Morris of Center; daughter, Lena Nickle of Wells; sons, Henry Morris and William Morris, both of Center.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Fate Adams, 79, of Center died July 25, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in White Rock Cemetery.  Born April 24, 1926, in Shelby County, he was the son of Norman and Florence Smith Adams.  Mr. Adams was  Truck Driver.  He was married to Eva Adams, and she preceded him in death.  Survivors include daughters, Florence West of Center, Marie Hughes of Nacogdoches and Ruby Smith of Crockett; sons, Riley Adams of Laurel, Mississippi, Richard Adams and Gene Adams, both of Nacogdoches; sisters, Ruby Fountain of Center, Inez Davis of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Norma Russo.  Mangun Funeral Home.
   John Cook, 69, of Timpson died July 24, 2005 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson.  Born June 24, 1936, in Vernon, Florida, he was the son of John T and Liza Jane Pettis Cook.  Mr. Cook was self-employed.  Survivors include wife, Barbara Stephenson Cook of Timpson; daughter, Linda Glitch of Greensboro, North Carolina, Laurie Folger of Hot Spring, Arkansas, Loretta Vogus of Riverside, California, Angie Gavaghen of Dallas and Antoinette Corbin of Austin; sisters, Martha Williams of Melbourn, Florida, Helen Williams of Jay, Florida, adell Childs of Alvin and Lunel Hefner of Freeport, Florida.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Howard Wayne Tollett, 87, of San Augustine died July 24, 2005, in San Augustine.  Burial was in The Trails End Cemetery, Shelby County.  born November 1, 1917, in Rufe, Oklahoma, he was the son of Thomas J. Tollett and Mary Adeline Dickerson.  Mr. was a Air Force Veteran nd a member of the Disabled Veterans of America.  Survivors include his wife, Olive R. Tollett of San Augustine; son, Michael W. Tollett of Center, John P. Tollett of Pasadena and Mark T. Tollett of Houston; daughter, Patricia T. Griffen of Dallas; sister, Evelyn Johnson of Booneville, Arkansas; brother, Cody Tollett of North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
  Lloyd H. Holcomb, 85, of Joaquin died July 25, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born November 28, 1919, in Alief, he was the son of Burley and Mary Watson Holcomb.  Mr. Holcomb was retired from Brown & Root.  Survivors include his wife, Alpha Holcomb of Joaquin; daughter, Barbara Dickerson of Joaquin; stepdaughters, Pat Crump of Joaquin and Peggy Langley of DeQuincy, Louisiana; sisters, Marie Harbison of Cente and Mildred Johns and Doris Bradley, both of Pearland.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   David Mitchel Crausby, 81, of North Hollywood, California died July 23, 2005 in his residence.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.  Born December 16, 1923, in Mississippi, he was the son of Howard and Teresa Frances Crausby.  Mr. Crausby was a Air Force veteran, having served in World War II.  Survivors include brother Howard Crausby of Artesia, New Mexico and sister, Sue Broussard of Friendswood.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Grady Wayne Hughes, 78, of Center died July 25, 2005 at his residence.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born August 21, 1926, in Center, he was the son of Druie and Myrtie Monroe Hughes.  Mr. Hughes was retired from Mobile Pipeline.  Survivors include his wife, Edra Hughes of Center; daughters, Debbie Morris of Southlake and Mary Eisenrich of Andrews; brothers, O. D. Hughes of Longview and O. B. Hughes of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Bertha Exalee Lawrence, 84, of Portland died July 26, 2005.  Burial was in Wimberly-Rayburn Cemetery.  Mrs. Lawrence was a School Teacher and she was married to L. C. Lawrence, and he preceded her in death.  Born September 9, 1902, she was the daughter of Wendell Smith and Blanche Hughes Permenter.  Survivors include daughter, Judith Nelson of Portland; brother, W.S. Permenter of Lindale.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Ira Wiggins, 79, of Longview and formerly of Tenaha, died July 28, 2005, at his residence.  Burial was in Blair Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born May 10, 1926, in Center, he was the son of James Franklin and Beulah Haley Wiggins.  Survivors include his  wife, Evelyn Billingsley Wiggins of Longview; daughters, Reggie A. Ray of Houston and Sheila War of Sulphur Springs; brother Hollis Wiggins.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Ira Joe Goodwin, 70, Wichita Falls, died July 20, 2005 in Wichita Falls.  Burial was in Pleasant Grove in Shelby County.  Born February 10, 1935, in Center, he was the son of Ira Goodwin and Faydell Smith.  Survivors include sixteen children: LaCresa Goodwin-Palmer, Amecia Goodwin Bascus, Tamina Goodwin-Henry, Latina Jennings, Annetta Marshall, Predina Grantham Lorette Washington, La Shell Goodwin, Wyethia Scott, Sharon Menson, Billy Don Goodwin, Hollis Dunlap, Donnette Goodwin, Terry Dunlap, Trampas Goodwin, Sr and James Barrow;  sisters, Vethel Hayes Marjie Goodwin of Tyler, Betty Joe Goodwin, Claudia Goodwin, Patsy Ann Goodwin and Benny Goodwin of Center; brothers, Acie B. Goodwin, Larry W. Goodwin and Rommie Goodwin of Center.
  T. Frank Fleming, 67, of Lufkin died July 25, 2005 at his residence.  Burial was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born September 20, 1937, in Shelby County, he was the son of John Thomas and Hortense Oswalt Fleming.  Mr. Fleming was a veteran of the U. S. Army.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Frank Fleming, Jr.; brothers Douglas Fleming and John Mark Fleming.  Survivors include his wife, Alberta Light Fleming of Lufkin; sons, Kevin T. Fleming, Dennis F. Fleming, both of Lufkin; T. Anthony Fleming of Raywood; daughter, Rhonda L. Beechman of Hudson.  Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin.

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