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Tira News For Sept. 11, 2019

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By Jan Vaughn

Last week, I received the following note from Terry Sampite: “It is with great sorrow that I inform you of the death of our mother, Joyce Allayne Callaway-Schwartz, on March 11, 2019. Mom often spoke fondly of growing up there. My brother and I were pleased to visit Tira in 2015 and pause briefly at the Callaway headstone behind the church. The experience adds to our memories of her.” You can read the obituary at We extend our sympathy to this family. Please remember them in prayer
Robert, Yvonne and Wesley helped celebrate Daniel and Desirea Velasquez birthdays Saturday by going to bowl and then to Braum’s. Yvonne shared, “The kids had fun.” The week before, Yvonne got to see all four of her grandkids by babysitting on Thursday night, Friday and Sunday. She commented, “The little ones change so fast.” Joyce Dodd and Yvonne went to see Greater Tuna at the Main Street Theater in Sulphur Springs on Sunday and they really enjoyed it.
Joyce Dodd would like to invite everyone to the next Bible study at the Tira Methodist Church. It is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sept.17.
Our great-grandson Brailon Joslin (6) and his uncle, Kasen Gammill (12), celebrated their birthdays with family and friends at Kasen’s home on Sunday, Sept. 1. The kids enjoyed swimming and everyone was treated to a delicious taco bar and birthday cake.
The North Hopkins Alumni Homecoming is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The Classes of 1969, 1979 and 1989 will be honored for their 50-, 40-, and 30-year reunion. Please help us pass the word. The homecoming is for all former North Hopkins School students and teachers and their guests. Watch for more details, coming soon.
Our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, Tiffany, Perry and Jaidyn of Malvern, Arkansas, came for a visit on Labor Day weekend. They attended the early service with us at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, and then went to Posey Baptist Church. We all attended the birthday party for Brailon and Kasen that Sunday afternoon.
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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