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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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   Margaret Marie McNeese, 82, of Huxley died August 11, 2005 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Burial was in Wimberly-Rayburn Cemetery.  Born  September 11, 1922, in Nacogdoches County, she was the daughter of John Carter Simpson and Cora Francis Langford.  Survivors include husband, Bill McNeese of Huxley; sons, Gary Gilbert of Ohio and Rev. Bill Gilbert of Sweeny; daughter, Judy Wingrove of Dallas.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Larry Jay Johnston, 76, of Huxley died August 11, 2006 in his residence.  Burial was in Osceola Cemetery, Nebraska.  Born September 14, 1928, in Polk, Nebraska, he was the son of Clifford and Florece Willis Johnson.  Mr. Johnston was an employee with Wal-Mart in Center.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Hooker Johnston of Huxley; son, Murry Johnston of Weeping Water, Nebraska; daughters, Sharon Noyd, Pam Johnson and Jacki Peterson, all of Stromsburg, Nebraska; stepson, Robert Utterback of Locust Grove, Virginia.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Elcie Woodrow Wilson, 91, of Center died August 13, 2005 in Center.  Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Born June 7, 1914, in Shelby County, he was the son of Lee and Lela Wilson.  Mr. Wilson was retired from the Texas Department of Transportation.  Survivors include wife, Irene Wilson; son, Kenneth Wilson of Center; daughter, Pat Fry of Port Neches.  Mangum Funeral Home
   Shirley Mills Fischer, 69, Silsbee died August 11, 2005 in Silsbee.  Burial was in Strong Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born August 11, 2005, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of John Collum and Elaine Glenn.  Mrs. Fischer was a retired Library Administrator.  She is preceded in death by her father John Collum.  Survivors include mother, Elaine Glenn of Silsbee; brothers, Phillip Don Collum of Houston and Walter Glenn of Kirbyville; sisters, Patsy Ruth Yager of Metropolis, Illinois, Betty Sue Brister of Vidor, Sherwin Kay Doty of Schulenburg and Fern Glenn of Kirbyville.  Farmer Funeral Home, Silsbee.
   Jackie Kevin Johnson, 41, of Huxley died August 12, 2005.  Burial was in Wimberly-Rayburn Cemetery.   Born January 6, 1964, in Abilene, he was the son of Jack and Alta Johnson.  Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his father Jackie Junior Johnson.  Survivors include wife, Edith Johnson of Huxley; daughter, Sarah Mae Johnson of Huxley; son, Ryan Perrin of Humble; sisters, Nancy Dailey and Jackie Taylor, both of Katy,  Billie Ferguson of Dickinson and Sheila Bennett of Mt. Bellvue; brothers, George Johnson of Lamarque and Butch Bean of Abilene, mother and father-in-law, Steve Ramires and Sue Hoffmann; mother Alta Johnson. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Camilla Hall Crawford, 90, of Tenaha died August 12, 2005, in Carthage.  Burial was in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born May 17, 1915, in Gary, she was the daughter John C. and Mamie Ritter Hall.  Mrs. Crawford preceded in death by husband,  Forest E. Crawford, Sr.; son, John Grimsley; daughter, Mary Hansson; sister, Fannie Sullivan and brother, James A. Hall.  Survivors include sons, Bill Grimsley of New Waverly, James Grimsley of Tenaha and Forest Crawford, Jr.  of Center; daughters, Frances McDaniel of Clute, Margaret Bowlin of Idledale, Colorado, Nancy Kellar of Tenaha and Mamie Vanover of Carthage, brother, John C. Hall of Conroe.  Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage.
   Ida White Prestwood, 84, of Center, died August 15, 2005.  Burial was in Folsom Chapel Cemetery.   Born January 7, 1921, in Groveton, she was the daughter of Callie White and Lottie Burkhalter.  Mrs. Prestwood was a Homemaker.  Survivors include daughter, Sharon Bradshaw of Center' sister, Jewel Bingham of Woodville.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Glendon Iris Andrews, 82, died August 11, 2005 in Lancaster.  Burial was in Old Salem Cemetery, Shelby County.  She was born  September 14, 1922, in Shelby County.  Mrs. Andrews was preceded in death by husband, Maurice Andrews.  Survivors include children, Karen Andrews of Lancaster, Tommy Andrews of Arlington, Juanita of Perryton and Maureen Haynes of Ennis; step-sister, Lillian Bittick of Center.  Mangum Funeral Home.

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