by Brandon Darrow
The benefit Stew/Chili and Silent Auction for the Lee Family was a big success this past weekend. Miller Grove FFA hosted the event in the school’s cafeteria and the Garrett Boys (Bret & Mark) cooked up some fine stew – one pot of chicken and one pot of hamburger meat. I was so full after trying both kinds of stews that I didn’t even get to sample the chili. When I walked in, the cafeteria was filled with familiar faces. I was glad to see so many folks that I don’t get to see on a regular basis. Monty Tipps was playing and singing on the stage while people visited and had lunch. There were also several items listed for the silent auction. Later that weekend I saw the FFA Advisor, Brandon McClure, and he said they were able to raise around $7,000 in funds for the family who lost their home to a tragic fire earlier this month.
Sympathies go out to the family of TS Lamb. TS passed away at his son’s home in Rowlett on Saturday, Feb. 11. Thomas Sylvester Lamb, Jr. was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Dallas, the only son of Thomas Sylvester Lamb, Sr. and Hue Jewel (Burns) Lamb. His father (Vessie Lamb as he was called) passed when TS was very young, after being bitten by a black widow spider, in 1935. TS served in the US Army from 1943-1946 with tours in such places as New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. He served in the 187th Glider Infantry and was a member of the 11th Airborne Division. After returning from the service he married Frankie L. Moseley on Mar. 19, 1944, in Miller Grove. She preceded him in death in 1991. TS was a teacher, retiring after serving a 35 year tenure. He is survived by one son, Nick Lamb; one daughter, Anette Lewinn; two grandsons and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, his parents, and two sisters (Bertha Oletta Lamb & Martha Margaret Lamb) who passed away at a very young age. Visitation was held at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville on Tuesday, Feb. 14. He was a former member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church where funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Feb. 15. Officiating the funeral was Dr. Bob Sexton and graveside services were held by Rev. Justin Wheeler and Dr. Dan Truitt. Interment took place at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.
County Line Baptist Church held a Widow’s banquet for Valentine’s Day. I saw several pictures on Facebook and there seems to have been a good showing of ladies from the Miller Grove and County Line areas.
Upcoming events: Miller Grove FFA International Livestock Show (Feb. 22), NETLA Livestock Show (Feb. 24), Spring Break (Mar. 13-17), and FFA Stew & Auction (Apr. 1).
Happy Birthday this week to Tanya (Middleton) Potts on Feb. 19, Gail Darrow on Feb. 20, Oscar DelCastillo & Kelly Mabe on Feb. 22, and Shelly (Ragan) Gaston & Linda (Waskom) Crockett on Feb. 23.
Happy 58th Wedding Anniversary to William and Bertha (Davis) Sparks on Feb. 21.
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].