by Brandon Darrow
This week there have been two deaths to report with connections to our small community.
Deanna (Higginbotham) Arnett passed Mar. 14, at the home of her daughter, Julie Brewer, of the Divide community. She was born Sept. 21, 1960, in Dallas, the daughter of Bobby D. Higginbotham and Golden Nadine (Wright) Higginbotham. Visitation was held Mar. 16, from 6-8 pm. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm, Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016, at West Oaks Funeral home in Sulphur Springs by Rev. Byron Houck. Graveside was held in the Barker Cemetery where others in Deanna’s family are buried. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Danny Arnett; two sons, Michael and Brian Evans; one daughter, Julie Brewer; two grandsons, Chad Norris and Easton Brewer; and many other friends and family.
Bennie Cordell of the Divide community also passed this week, on Mar. 16, in Sulphur Springs. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Mar. 20, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with interment to follow in Miller Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sat., Mar. 19, from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Ms. Cordell was 80 and is survived by three daughters, one being Stephanie Bland of the Divide community.
Happy Birthday to Ann (Kernes) Moseley & Scott Baylus on Mar. 22; Sheena (Petty) McCraw & Pamela Potts on Mar. 23; Clinton Lennon on Mar. 24; Billy Menge on Mar. 25; and Cody Jennings, Denise Gilliland, Jackie Burns, Kim (Miller) Fox & Kay (Miller) Blanton on Mar. 26.
As you travel the highways and byways don’t forget that all roads lead back home and back to Miller Grove. Please send me any newsworthy information. My email address is [email protected].