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Week Ending August 26, 2005


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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 raed 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


    The annual Connell family reunion will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2005, in the hospitality room of the Texas State Bank, Haslam Texas.  Bring a covered dish and lots of memories!!  Doors open at 10:30 am.  For more information, contact



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    Would like to know of any relatives of Gene Lowery or Lowry that lived in Shelby County or still live in Shelby County. He married Ruth Doggett and they had one daughter. Ruth has passed away but would like to know if there is anyone that might know anything about Gene and the daughter.  Thank you ....Darrell Doggett


   George Watson, 75, of Tenaha died August 17, 2005, in Orange.  Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Tenaha.  Born November 27, 1929, in Paxton Community, he was the son of Hubbard and Oma Spurlock Watson.  Mr. Watson was retired from the Military.  Survivors include sons, Billy Watson and George Watson, Jr., both of Arlington, and Dennis Jimmy Watson and glen Watson, both of Burleson and Tony Watson of Mexia; sister, Dorothy Krug of Arlington; brother, Steve Watson of Houston. Mangum Funeral Home
   William Floyd Eldridge, Jr., 66 of Longview died August 19, 2005 in Longview. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.   Born August 16, 1939, in Nacogdoches, he was the son of William Floyd Eldridge, Sr. and Sera Faye Whisenanat Eldridge.  Mr. Eldridge was a veteran of the US Air Force.  Survivors include sons, Billy Eldridge of Independence, Louisiana and Jeffery Eldridge of Longview; sister, Linda Eldridge of Longview.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Thelma Walker, 96, of Center died August 19, 2005 at her residence.  Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.  Born May 3, 1909, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of William Lansford and Kathrene Doolittle Langsford.  Mrs. Walker was a Homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Walker, three brothers and two sisters.  Survivors include daughters Ruby Eddins of Humble, Betty Anderson of Lufkin and Ovia Biggar of Center; son, Tommy Walker of Euless.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   David H. Bogue, 68, of Timpson died August 19, in Timpson.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.  Born August 13, 1937, in Timpson, he was the son of Horace Tabor and Anna Lois Reeves Bogue.  Mr. Bogue was a US Army veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Survivors include brother Joseph Wayne Bogue of Beaumont; sister, Wavah Jeanette Benoit of Timpson.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Sybil Louise Herndon, 83, of Timpson died August 22, 2005 in Garrison.  Burial was in Blair Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born August 25, 1921, in Nacogdoches County, she was the daughter of Hardy B. and Rovilla Fryman Mayfield.  Mrs. Herndon was a Homemaker.  Survivors include son, Willie Herndon, Jr. of Timpson; brother, Jewell Mayfield of Fort Myers of Ft. Myers, Florida; sister, Marcelle Smith of Huxley.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Daurice Adams Harris Murphy, 91, of Center died August 22, 2005, in Lufkin.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born October 26. 1913, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of William Paschal and Eva Samford Adams and reared by Viola Bridges Adams.  Mrs. Murphy had been a clerk for the Selective Service.  She was preceded in death by husbands, Clay Harris, III and J. B. Murphy.  Survivors include son, Clay Harris, IV of Lufkin; daughter Elizabeth Pate of Center.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Helen Arnold, 81, of Center died August 21, 2005 in Center.  Cremation was requested.  Ms. Arnold was born June 17, 1924 in Missouri.  Survivors include son, Tim Runnels of Shelbyville.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   James Rodney Cammack, 65, of Houston died August 20, 2005.  Burial was in Old Center Cemetery, Panola County.  Born December 16, 1939, he was the son of Buford and Callie Ann Cammack.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   RV Essery, 76, of Corinth Community died August 25, 2005 at his residence.  Burial was in Corinth Cemetery.  Born November 4, 1928, in Gary, he was the son of Robert Lee and Gladys Irene Nutt Essery.  Mr. Essery was self-employed.  Survivors include wife, Ada Essery of Cornith Community; sons, Mark Essery of Tenaha and Tim Essery of Timpson; daughter, Mary Head of Gary; sister, Glenda Kay Stephens of Round Rock.  Garrison Funeral Home.
   Johnny Danny Sapp, 71, died August 19, 2005 in Bossier City, Louisiana.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.  Born August 26, 1933, in Coronado, California, he was the son of Danny H. and Joseph Lanera Berry.  Survivors include Marcelle Childs Sapp of Nacogdoches; son Philip Douglas Sapp of Valparaiso,  Florida; daughter, Angela Ann Owens of Erie Pennsylvania.  Cason Monk Metcalf Funeral Directors.

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