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Tira News: Grace Vaughn’s 100th Birthday Celebrated With Cake, Lunch, More Than 80 Cards, Vehicle Parade

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By Jan Vaughn, Tira News Correspondent

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Mary Beth (Robinson) Moore. A graveside funeral service will be held, under the direction of Delta Funeral Home, at the Tira Cemetery on Friday, January 22, at 2 p.m. Please remember the family in your prayers.

Grace Vaughn, sporting her “100 Never Looked So Good” shirt, from her granddaughter Crystal and with cake, on her 100th birthday on Jan. 18, 2021.

Also, Leveta (Chapman) Watson was buried in the Tira Cemetery on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Her obituary can be seen on the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home website. She had long-time ties to our community. Please pray for her family.

Janie Lewis reminds everyone that the Tira Community Center is closed due to coronavirus risks. The Tira City Council will take a look at the situation again at their quarterly meeting in March.

We have received several generous donations to the Tira Food Pantry in the past few days. We want to express our appreciation for the contributions. If you would like to help out, please call Sherry Smiddy at 903-945-5644. She answers the 211 calls for assistance in our area and shared that “some of the situations will break your heart.” We are thankful that we can help by keeping the pantry stocked. I want to express my appreciation to the Tira City Council members who volunteer to fill the pantry each week.

Robert, Yvonne and Wesley Weir traveled to Sunnyvale Sunday and spent the night with Destri, Eben, and their family. On Monday, Destri and Nico and the Weirs met Dustin and Everly at Rowlett Park. Yvonne comments, “After playing, we enjoyed lunch at Kiki’s, before heading home.”

Grace Vaughn was honored with a parade on Sunday afternoon. Fifteen vehicles filled with family and friends passed by. Everyone honked and shouted “Happy Birthday” to her in celebration of her 100th birthday. She enjoyed a special birthday lunch and cake at home on Monday, her actual birthday. Several of her family members and friends stopped by and visited her on Sunday and Monday. Grace asked me to be sure to let everyone know that she really appreciates all the birthday cards. At last count she had received over 80 cards over the past couple of weeks!

Tira was coated with snow on January 11. It didn’t stick around for long, but it was beautiful while it lasted. I couldn’t resist stopping to take pictures on my way to work that morning.

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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