By Jan Vaughn
Rick and Judy Petty had all their children and grandchildren here for the weekend – Chris, Robin and Trey Petty and his friend Bennett Moyer from Cedar Park, Texas; Tyler and Caitlin Petty from Phoenix, Arizona; and Trever Petty and his girlfriend Ellen Ihnen from College Station, Texas; Ronnie, Amy and Macy Green from Cooper, Texas; and Mitchell Green and fiancée Rhalie Weathers from Lake Creek, Texas.
Judy shares, “Robin and Caitlin Petty, Ellen Ihnen and Margaret Eudy hosted a Baby Shower for Mitchell and Rhalie (and, of course, Carter).”
We want to express our appreciation to everyone who contributed to the Tira Cemetery Association at the homecoming and by mail … also to Floyd Lawson for taking care of the cemetery grounds.
Dorothy Hargrave reports that the families of Lewis, Braden, King, Speaks, Hobgood, Joslin and Parker met at the Tira Community Center for their yearly reunion. Several were absent due to graduations, etc.
She comments, “We missed them.” She adds, “It was a beautiful day and the center was dressed so lovely. The food was plentiful and delicious, as usual. After the business meeting, eating was enjoyed. Johnny Parker led singing of old church hymns and led in prayer.”
Johnny expressed thanks to Dorothy for the work she had done, and then they had a drawing for the ‘traveling cross’ and Johnny was the winner. A very nice contribution was made for the center and the volunteer fire department. Everyone enjoyed the auction and went home with some treasures.
Those in attendance were Clovis Hobgood, Dorothy Lewis Hargrave, Wesley Hobgood, Kage Hobgood, Bill and Joan Speaks, Sr., Michael and Donna Zamora, Imogene King Phillips, Michael Hobgood, Rachel Lewis, Rick and Donna Hobgood, Tandi Lewis Pettigrew, Sherman and Loretta Crawford, Greg and Pam Hargrave, Gary Lewis, Randy and Becky Hargrave, Johnny Parker, James, Jeanna, and Hayley Schaare, Larry Clayton, Wanda Lewis Clayton, Judy Lewis, Dewayne and Jeannie Hobgood, Carolyn King Allen, Anna Baldison, and Jeremy Allen.
Landon, Laiken, Dixie, Rylan, Brailon, Slaiden and Dixie came down for hamburgers and ice cream on Saturday evening. Malcolm Joslin went to Malvern, Arkansas on Saturday to pick up Jaidyn. They joined us for supper that night. The kids had fun playing on the riding toys until the mosquitoes took over, and then they came in and played games on the phone and tablets. Jaidyn stayed for a few days to participate in the volleyball camp at North Hopkins School.
Linda Ellen Vaughn, Chip’s sister, treated us and Grace Vaughn, their mother, to lunch at Red Lobster in Greenville on Sunday for our anniversary. That evening after church, Keith and Frances Klein invited us over for apple pie and ice cream. It was a very nice anniversary.
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