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Brady School Reunion at the Community House...All friends and relatives are invited to our Brady School Reunion on October 4, 2003 at 9:00AM.  Bring pictures and memos from the past and present and enjoy just visiting.  We hope to have two of our previous teachers present.  



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I am searching for Addis McCarver whose mother was Sallie Risinger McCarver Pickard and whose step-father was A.B. Pickard.   I do know that he lived with them in 1920 and 1930, but after that I cannot find him.   If anyone has any info pleas email   Liz Neel. 2


Looking for other folks who have Frank LOUT and Jennie COKER as their ancestors. Frank was born in November 1851 in Shelby County, the son of Bailey LOUT and Mary MANNING. He married Jennie COKER in 1874 in Shelby County. Jennie was born in May 1849 (location unknown, parents unknown).      Frank and Jennie had at least 9 children, including Mary Frances LOUT, my husband's great-grandmother. Mary married John Richard ADAMS on July 4, 1898 in Shelby County. Where and when did Frank and Jennie pass away, and where are they buried?   I -know- there's a BUNCH of Louts and Adams' from Shelby County-let's share family info. Thanks! Meg Gentry Bookout in California email    1


   Floyd Askew, 89, of San Augustine died September 19, 2003 in Shreveport.   Burial was in Strong Cemetery.  Born June 14, 1914, he was the son of Judge Willis Askew and Maude Louise Belsha Askew.  Mr. Askew was married to Ruth Askew and she preceded him in death.  He is survived by sister, Minnie Askew Askew Griffin of Lufkin.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   James Muckelroy, 64, of Center died September 21, 2003 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Pilgrims Rest, Martinsville.   Born October 7, 1938, in Center, he was the son of R.E. and Vada Page Muckelroy.  Mr. Muckelroy was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include his wife Harlene Muckelroy of Center; son Ken Muckelroy of Center; daughter Katha Wyatt of Center; brother, Cecil Muckelroy of Lufkin.   Mangum Funeral Home.
   Leona Whisenant, 85, of Timpson, died September 21, 2003 in Nacogdoches.   Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.   Born June 11, 1918, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Gus Rhodes and Ludie McFadden Rhodes.  Mrs. Whisenant was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Hosea Whisenant.  Survivors include cousins and relatives.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Dax Crawford, 29, of Center, died September 20, 2003 in Center.  Burial was in Powdrill Cemetery, Shelby County.   Born December 4, 1973, in Nacogdoches, he was the son of Earl and Sylvia Dianne Edwards Crawford.  Mr. Crawford was preceded in death by his father, Earl Crawford.   Survivors include mother, Dianne Crawford of Center, special friend Ashley Sample.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Cleveland Gene Evans, 42, died September 9, 2003.  Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Tenaha.  Born September 29, 1960, he was the son of Gene and Helen Evans.  Mr. Evans is survived by his wife Shirley Parker Evans of Tiompson; daughter, Ticara Evansof Malafoff; sons, Justin and Cleveland Evans of Houston; step-children Gregory, LaDrena and LaDayna Parker, all of Timpson; brothers, Clifford Evans, Terry Steadman, Desmond Evans and Staxcy Thompson, all of Tenaha.  Dean Evans, Sinatra Evans of Center Keith of Mansfield, Louisiana, Myron Evans of Dallas, Jason Matthews of Nacogdoches; sister, Devita Steadman, Renese Evans Bennett, Letita Choice, Danielle Thompson and Timeka Landon of Tenaha.  Community Funeral Home.
   Cecil Taylor, 95 of Garrison died September 15, 2003 in Garrison.   Burial was in Powdrill Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born October 14, 1907, in Arcadia, she was the daughter of Henry Grant and Della Mae Powdrill Grant.  Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents; husband Sam Taylor and two infants.  She is survived by son Darrell Lloyd Taylor of Timpson.   Garrison Funeral Home.
   Dorris Armour Williams, 84,  died September 8, 2003. Burial was in Westview Cemetery. Born December 27, 1918, she was the daughter of John Capron Armour and Essie D. Jones Armour.  Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Jesse Williams; daughter, Anita Gipson of Beaumont. Community Funeral Home.
   Carl Berry, 87, of West Hamilton Community died September 21, 2003.   Burial was in West Hamilton Cemetery.  Born November 25, 1915 in Oldfields, Louisiana he was the son of Everett Smith and Donney Mae Derr Berry.  Mr. Berry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Versie Brown Berry; brothers, Vannie Berry and Varreece Berry; and sister Lucille Bickman.  He is survived by his children, Charles Berry, Jerry Isabell of Patroon, Linda Compte of Dayton, Larry Berry of Cleveland, Gene Berry of Shelbyville; brothers, Johnny Berry of Starks, Louisiana, Bill Berry of Orange; and sister Leona of Orange.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   James Donald Childers, 76, of Shelbyville died September 22, 2003 in Collinsville.  Burial was was at East Hamilton Cemetery.  Born January 11, 1927 in Red River County, he was the son of Jim and Mabel Childers.  Mr. Childers was preceded in death by his parents and son, James Robert "Bobby" Childers.  Survivors include wife, Betty Childers of Shelbyville, a son Rodney Doyle Childers of Timpson, a daughter Donna Lyn Winchester of Collinsville.  Mangum Funeral Home.

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