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Tira News for June 20, 2019

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By Jan Vaughn

We want to express our sympathy to the family of David Lee, who passed away a few weeks ago. Kelly Fletcher, David’s niece, shared about his life and the memorial, which was held on May 11, 2019. David was the son of the late (David) Boyd and Catherine (Patterson) Lee, of Tira. Kelly commented that David was a great singer and guitarist and “a very fine house painter.” Kelly shares his love for music and played a trumpet solo at his memorial. Several close friends and relatives gathered for the service, which was held inside the Tira Methodist Church, due to the “terrible weather.” Kelly reported noticing the “beautiful new pews” and said, “The entire church is so pretty.” David is survived by his sisters, Nell Crowson and Margaret Fletcher; brother, Don Lee and his wife, Vicki; and several nieces and nephews. Please remember the family in prayer.

Regina Payton spent a few days visiting her mother, Martha Payton, last week. They went to the Reilly Springs Jamboree at Heritage Park in Sulphur Springs on Saturday night, to mark the occasion of Martha’s birthday, which was coming up on Wednesday, June 19. Happy birthday, Martha!

Joyce Dodd reports, “We got about 12 bags of groceries today from ‘our angels’ and from Martha Payton and her brother Von. It is all stocked in the shelves and the pantry is full.” We always appreciate those who contribute to the pantry and those who volunteer to keep it stocked.

Don’t forget about the upcoming Tira Homecoming. It will be held on Sunday, July 7, with the program beginning at 11 a.m. in the Tira Methodist Church, and then a covered-dish lunch at the picnic tables on the grounds.

Malcolm and Kenden Joslin joined us for Father’s Day lunch on Sunday. Grace and Linda Ellen Vaughn were here, too. Later that afternoon, our great-grandchildren, Dixie, Rylan, Brailon and Slaiden came for a visit. Dixie went home with Landon and Laiken for a special evening with them, before returning to her home in Sour Lake, near Beaumont, the next day. She was in Tira for 3 weeks and got to go with them all on their vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. While there, they went on hikes and scenic drives and saw beautiful mountains and waterfalls, as well as some bears, deer, and other wildlife. They, also, enjoyed playing in the water park at the resort. The boys spent Sunday night with us and went to Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church with Chip on Monday.

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 903-438-6688 or [email protected].

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