Tira News June 2, 2017

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By Jan Vaughn

We want to express our sympathy to Mary Beth (Robinson) Moore. Her husband Louis Moore had a heart attack on Wednesday and passed away. The funeral will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. in the Tira United Methodist Church, with visitation at 10:00, prior to the service. Lunch will be served at 12:45 at Posey Baptist Church, due to a family reunion at the Tira Community Center. Please be in prayer for the family.

William and Joyce Dodd had a visit from Michael McNiel last Saturday in celebration of a late Mother’s Day and early Father’s Day. Joyce reports, “They enjoyed catching up and visiting.” She and Michael visited William’s uncle, Charles Rhodes, in the Shirley community and helped him do a few housekeeping chores.

William and Joyce had an early Memorial Day lunch on Sunday with Brad, Tanya, and Matthew Dodd, and Tonja Dodd-Jones, and friend Will.

Our grandson, Morgan Joslin, was in from college at Louisiana Tech and he and his girlfriend, Alexis, from Texarkana, joined us Monday evening for hamburgers, hotdogs, and homemade ice cream. Tiffany, Jaidyn, and Kenden, Kenden’s friend, Matthew, Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden, and Malcolm were here, too. In addition to Memorial Day, we celebrated Alexis’ graduation from high school and her birthday.

On Tuesday, Tiffany, Jaidyn, Alexis and I took Morgan to DFW, where he caught a flight to Atlanta, Georgia, and then took a bus to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama for field training with the Air Force ROTC.

The Tira Homecoming will be coming up in about a month – Sunday, July 2nd, at the Tira United Methodist Church and cemetery grounds. Please make plans to come for the program, business meeting, covered dish lunch, and visiting. On behalf of the Cemetery Board, I would like to express our appreciation to Regina Payton, daughter of Martha and the late Floyd Payton, former Tira Cemetery Association Chairman. Regina and her family have worked, through the years, on a database of family members of those buried in the Tira Cemetery and Regina sends Tira Homecoming reminder letters to those known addresses. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please let me know and I will share that with her.

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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