by Jan Vaughn
We want to express our sympathy to the family of Jerry Wayne Smiddy, son of the late Lloyd and Beulah (Chapman) Smiddy, of Tira. Jerry Wayne lived in Mesquite, with his wife Gail. She survives, along with their three children, Teresa Barcus, Beverly Landis, and Chad Smiddy. The funeral service was held at New Hope Funeral home in Sunnyvale, Texas on Thursday morning, and then a graveside service was held at the Tira Cemetery that afternoon. After leaving the cemetery, several family members and friends gathered at the Tira Community Center for dessert and visiting. Please remember the family in your prayers.
Shirley Glossup would like to let everyone know that the North Hopkins Memorial Homecoming will be held on Sunday, May 29th, at 11:00. Larry Friday will be the speaker and Carolyn Friday will provide the music for the program. A barbecue lunch will be available for $10 per person. Donations toward the cemetery upkeep are appreciated and may be given that day or mailed to Shirley Glossup, 9118 TX Hwy. 19 N., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
On Mother’s Day Robert, Yvonne, Wesley and Dakota Weir were treated to “Hibachi grill” by Dustin and Natalie Weir. Yvonne reports, “It was very good. Afterward we went to Baylor Neonatal ICU and saw Nicolaas. He came home on the 17th.”
Yvonne spent last Wednesday night with Destri and Nicolaas. She comments, “He is the sweetest baby ever.” On Saturday Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley went to Paris and shopped. That evening Robert and Wesley went fishing with the My Hero’s bowling group.
Floyd Payton is home from rehab and working on getting strong enough to get up and about again. Martha states, “He has relinquished himself of all volunteer duties, so Mick Petty has accepted care of the Tira Cemetery and Powell Vickery has been filling in for the duties of Mayor of Tira. These are two responsible individuals who will do the community a good job. Please work with them as they perform their tasks.”
Regina Payton has spent the week with her parents. Martha commented that she has been an excellent help in tasks and errands around the home, and she adds, “We will miss her help when she leaves. We thank everyone for the telephone calls, prayers, cards and visits.”
Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin went to the Seaside Resort in Galveston on Tuesday. The boys’ sister, Dixie, also got to spend time with them at the resort and beach. They all headed home to Tira on Friday.
Baccalaureate service for the North Hopkins graduates will be held on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. on the school gymnasium.
The Aiguier Cemetery Association meeting and homecoming will be held on the cemetery grounds on Sunday, June 5th. Folks will share a pot-lunch lunch at noon, followed by a brief business meeting.
Also, mark your calendars for the Tira Homecoming, which will be held at the Tira Methodist Church and cemetery grounds, on Sunday, July 3rd.
I would like to start a trend to encourage giving to cemetery associations toward their grounds keeping expenses. My suggestion is to make a donation in memory of your deceased loved one(s) on their birthday (possibly the amount you would have spent on their gift). If you like this suggestion, please share it with your family and friends. I know that many of you can do this easily through social media. Thanks.
Just a note – I was, obviously, tired and hurried last week. I noticed a few grammatical errors and many of you know that Jaidyn Joslin is not one of our grandsons, but our granddaughter! I’m trying to be more careful this week!
I hope you all enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and take time to remember our soldiers – past and present.
I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected].