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Week Ending October 6, 2006

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      The descendants of William Robert and Rachel Hicks Pate and James Robert and Mary Elizabeth Dockens Pate will hold their annual reunion Saturday, October 28th at the First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, Center.  Beginning at 10:30 AM till.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend and bring a covered dish.  Drinks, bread and paper goods will be furnished.  Please Bring any  family photos or family articles that would be of interest.  Don't Forget our silent auction table.  For additional information email


         McDonald Family Reunion (descendants of Luther & Coren [SNIDER] McDonald).  Everyone is welcome!  Sat., October 7, 2006.  10:30 a.m.  At Boles Field--Shelbyville, TX.  We will also be celebrating Howard McDonald's 80th birthday.


        The annual Brady School Reunion will be held October 7, 2006 at Center Community House, in front of Mangum Funeral Home from 9AM to ?. We're looking forward to seeing Old School Chums, Relatives, neighbors and friends.  Does anyone have a picture of the Brady Church? Bring mementoes and stories of your experiences at Brady School -- SEE YOU THERE!!! For additional information, contact Johnnie & Lillian Bittick at

The Patroon Cemetery Homecoming will be Sunday October 15,2006.
            We will have a covered dish dinner about 12:30PM.  After lunch, a memorial Honoring Veterans buried at Patroon from the Civil War to Veitnam. Following, will be a dedication of the Historical Marker.  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the dinner and Dedications. 
Directions: Exit SH 27 at Patroon onto FM 2261, go to driveway on Right past the Patroon Baptist Church.  The cemetery is a very short distance after you exit SH87.  For additional information contact Sallie Hagler at


Texas Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony
At the site of the
Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 2:00PM
In Logansport -go 1 block past the first traffic light.  Turn Left on the Marshall Road - go 5 Miles. The marker is on the right side of road.  All roads are paved.


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    Joy Hooper Jackson, 85, of Joaquin died September 29, 2006, in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Jackson Cemetery.  Born December 14, 1920, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Arthur and Bertha Golding Hooper.  Mrs. Jackson was a Homemaker.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband, Julius Jackson; son, Bruce Jackson; sister, vivian Eakin Phillips.  Survivors include daughter Julie Jackson Lusby of Houston. Mangum Funeral Home.
    Billy Fredieu, 48, of Timpson died September 23, 2006 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Hendricks Family Cemetery.  Born August 25, 1958,  he was the son of Horace and Stella Fredieu.  Mr. Fredieu was preceded in death by his step-son, Franky Blackwell and Sister, Peggy Lea Baker.  Mangum Funeral Home.
    H. P. Fletcher, 81, of Joaquin died October 4, 2006.  Burial was in Old Home Cemetery.  Survivors include wife Lucille Fletcher of Joaquin; children Huey Wayne Fletcher and Linda Smith all of Joaquin.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home
    Shelia Windham Jones, 35, of Center died October 3, 2006.   Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Windham.  Mrs. Jones is survived by husband, Wade Jones of Center; sons, Cody Porter, and Dillon Porter, both of Center; stepdaughter, Nicky Haley of Center; sister, Angela Waller of Center; brother, Max Windham of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
    Nannie Mae Moore, 73, of Moody, formerly of Timpson died October 4, 2006.  Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson.  Mrs. Moore is survived by son Ernie Ellison, of Moody; daughters, Fayleen Numerichter of Maryland, Anette Gillis of Conroe and Kathy Simmons, of Waco; brothers, Grady moore of Arkanasas and Preston Moore, of Oklahoma.  Taylor Funeral Home.

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