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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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tira1We want to express our sympathy to the family of Leroy Reaves. His funeral service was held on Wednesday morning, at the Tira Methodist Church, under the direction of Delta Funeral Home. He was buried in the Tira Cemetery, and then family and friends gathered at the Community Center for lunch. Leroy was married to the late Mamie Lou (Weir) Reaves. Please remember the family in your prayers.
Also, we extend our sympathy to the family of William Foy Chapman, of Dallas. He was the son of the late Claude and Rosa Chapman, of Tira. He passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 and a graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5th at the Tira Cemetery. Please be in prayer for the family.
Chip and I took our grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe on Saturday afternoon – Chip and the kids had been to Chuck and Karen Olmsted’s fly-in and skeet shoot that morning. We enjoyed cooling off in the pool, when we arrived at the resort, and then we went to Red Lobster for dinner, and celebrated Kenden‘s 14-½ year birthday (he has a December 27th birthday and it gets overshadowed with Christmas activities). On Sunday, I went to Sour Lake near Beaumont and picked up our great-granddaughter, Dixie, and brought her back to the resort, where we all enjoyed swimming again. Chip and the kids played miniature golf and tennis while I was gone to get Dixie. We all returned to Tira on Sunday evening and dropped Dixie off to spend time with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin, and then we visited with Elizabeth Steinsiek, of Sulphur Springs, and Tonja Horn, of Chicago, at their farm in Tira.
Be sure to make your way to the Tira community this Sunday, July 3rd, for the annual Tira Homecoming. Danna (Evans) Lewis and her family (the family of the late Hub and Ruth Weir) will be presenting a program, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in the Tira Methodist Church. There will also be a brief Cemetery Association meeting. The families of those buried in the Tira Cemetery in the past year, will be recognized at the homecoming. A pot-luck lunch will be held at the picnic tables, following the program. Please come share a meal and visit with friends.
As we celebrate our freedom this holiday weekend, let’s take time to remember and give thanks for our troops and veterans.
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]

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