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Lela Ethel Christian Eaves
Funeral for Lela Ethel Christian Eaves, 95, of Silsbee will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Carter and the Rev. Gene Kirkley officiating. Burial will be in Clever Creek Cemetery, Center. Eaves died Sept. 2, 2005 at Silsbee Convalescent Center. Born July 3, 1910, she was the daughter of Charlie W. and Ethel Whittlesey Christian. She graduated from Center High School in 1929 and received her bachelor and masters degrees from SFA, where she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Eaves was a retired school teacher for schools in Shelby County, Buna and Warren. She was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Silsbee. Survivors include her son, David Eaves of Silsbee; and sister, Bonnie Modiz of Wildwood. Memorial donations may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church, Silsbee, or Clever Creek Baptist Church, Center. Mangum Funeral Home, Center. reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


Dorothy Edmonson

BERRY- Dorothy Edmonson, age 72, of Berry, died Jan. 10, 2011, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip Bonner and Bro. Alan Magouirk officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Nelson Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Durwood Edmonson.  Survivors include her daughter, Kim West (Jason) of Northport; sons, Keith Edmonson (Carrie) and Kevin Edmonson (Wendy), both of Berry; a sister, Inez Smith of Birmingham; a brother, Joe Nelson of Berry; and four grandchildren, Kendall, Grayson, Kyla, and Walker.

Pallbearers will be Chris Nelson, Tim Nelson, Gary Smith, Mark Bowers, Kendall Edmonson, and Grayson Edmonson.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on January 13, 2011

THIS IS DOROTHY NELSON EDMONSON, D/O WILLIAM CLYDE "JACK" NELSON AND EMMA RUTH WRIGHT, D/O JAMES WILLIAM WRIGHT AND MAUDE/MAUDIE LOU SANFORD (SISTER TO MY MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER), D/O JOHN RUFUS SANFORD AND JERUSH EMMA STRICKLAND. submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


Mrs. Sarah Falcone
Rose-Neath Funeral Home and Mangum Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Mrs. Sarah Falcone. Services will be this (Friday) afternoon at one o’clock, at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, in Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today (Friday) from noon until service time. She is the sister of the late Mrs. Geraldine Jones, that’s Mrs. H. H. Jones. Among Mrs. Falcone’s survivors her nieces, Mona Campbell and Bette Davidson. 
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY September 16, 2005


Funeral services for Randy Fancher, 57, of Timpson , TX , will be held at 2:00 PM , Monday, January 10, 2011 , at Mt. Olive Baptist Church , Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery . Mr. Fancher passed away January 7, 2011 , in Nacogdoches , TX .

Born March 25, 1953 , in Nacogdoches , TX , he was the son of the late Billy Bertis and Shirley Ann (Vaught) Fancher. Randy was a 1971 graduate of Timpson High School and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church .

He is survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins and was preceded in death by his parents Billy and Shirley Fancher.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon until service time at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church . To convey condolences or to register on-line, please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr. , Timpson , TX 75975 , is in charge of arrangements.

reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY   01/08/2011

THIS IS BILLY RANDALL FANCHER, S/O BILLY BIRDEST/BURTIS FANCHER AND SHIRLEY ANN VAUGHT, SISTER OF RACHEL VAUGHT WHO MARRIED WESLEY JOAB SAMFORD, JR., S/O WESLEY JOAB SAMFORD, SR., S/O JOAB RILEY SAMFORD. submitted by Dennis Gurley


Lavern Fields, 81, of Center, passed away February 24, 2011 at Pine Grove Nursing Center . She was born April 18, 1929 in Center to W. E. “Jack” Clark and Gertrude Dean Clark. Mrs. Fields was the past secretary for Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Hurst Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm , Friday, February 25, 2011 , at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm , Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Tim Perkins officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Robert L. Clifford, Richard Hughes, Dr. Robert Hughes, Matt Perkins and Edward Risinger.

She is survived by: Daughter, Jan Permenter & husband Jim of Center.  Son, Gene Fields of Center

Grandchildren: Alpha Fields, Whitney Koltonski & husband Chris, Hannah “Cori” Fields

Brother, N.W. “Dub” Clark & wife Mary Kay of Austin. Nephews: Steve Clark & wife Helen of Whitehouse, Bill Clark & wife Melinda of Huntsville, Jimmy Clark & wife Susie of Milam

Preceded in death by: Husband, Winston Fields, Daughter-in-Law, Cathy Risinger Fields

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com  reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY  02/24/2011

THIS IS GERTRUDE LAVERN CLARK (WIFE OF WINSTON BURTIS FIELDS), MOTHER OF WINSTON EUGENE FIELDS WHO MARRIED CATHY JANEANE RISINGER, D/O BUREN EDWARD RISINGER AND GLORIA JEAN MCDONALD, D/O LUTHER JAMES MCDONALD AND CASSIE COREN SNIDER, D/O SANFORD SNIDER, S/O WILLIAM GRIFFIN SNIDER, S/O WILLIAM G. SNIDER AND MARY ANN SAMFORD, D/O THOMAS JASPER SAMFORD. submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

Scotty Lloyd "Scott" Fleming, II
Services for Scotty Lloyd "Scott" Fleming, II will be held at 1 pm Monday, September 19, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Carl Smith, retired Pastor First Baptist Church of Center. In honor of Scott's wishes, after the services he will be cremated with half of his cremains to be entombed in the Mausoleum at Oaklawn Memorial Park with his beloved Brother Shannon and the other half of his cremains to be scattered on Toledo Bend where he loved & fished as a young boy & man. Scott passed away on Friday, September 16, 2005 at his residence after a sudden illness. For the past year he has endeared nine operations on his leg after he shattered it in an accident in August 2004. this has been a tragic & trying year for Scott & his Mother & Grandmother who loved him & helped him through his hard times. Scott grew up in Shreveport, La. having attended Greenwood Christian where he graduated in 1984. He was well known & loved by his fellow students. He was a star basketball player & during his Senior year he received the Basketball Player of the Year Award. Also during his Senior Year he was nominated & received the coveted Patriotism Award form the Knights of Columbus for his outstanding leadership throughout his high school years. He not only played sports at Greenwood but also played in the South Shreveport Dixie League Baseball Team. As a youngster, Scott along with his Brother & Sister were well know in the Shreveport-Bossier area for their Judo skills, having completed many local, regional, state & national tournaments. Scott attended Northeast Louisiana University & was only a few hours from receiving a degree in business. After college Scott worked for many years for Cox Communication & later become a millwright. He was a Methodist. Scott was preceded in death by his beloved Brother, James Shannon Fleming in 2001. Maternal Grandfather, J.D. Bailey, Paternal Grandparents, Shine & Pat Fleming, Uncles, Glenn Bailey & Jerry Bob Bailey, and cousin, Steven Glenn Bailey. He is survived by his beloved & devoted Mother & Friend, Wanda Bailey Fleming of Shreveport, La., Father Scotty Fleming of Center, Sister Shearmon Fleming Swindler & husband Clay, loyal & loving Grandmother, Betty Spann Newton, Step Grandmother, Irene Bailey, nieces & Nephew, Alexis Fleming & Nicholas Fleming of Ruston, La., two aunts, Sue Bailey Monsour & husband Billy of Logansport, La., & Bobbie Sue Smith & husband Miles of Mineola, Special Cousins, LaTonya Bailey Clark & husband Cody, Mark Smith & Myla Smith, Bailey Jansen of Logansport, Bubba Jansen, of Logansport, Clayton Jansen of Logansport. Special friends who have looked out for him in past years, Beverly & Brianna Stripling & Vicki Andrusick at English Bay Marina where Scott lived. Scott was a loving & fun person who loved to fish & hunt. he will be missed by all who knew & loved hi. Two Brothers, side by side, That's where Scott & Shannon are now. "If a wind should blow across your brow you'll know from where it came and how!" In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 380, Logansport La.,71049
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


Larry W. Folsom, 53, of Hockley, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010. He was born April 26, 1957 in Cleburne to Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr. and Vastine L. Luman Folsom.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm , Friday, September 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm , Friday, September 30, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park .

He is survived by:  Son, Jeremy Daniel Folsom & wife Kecia of Houston.  Grandson, Landon Folsom of Houston.  Granddaughter, Every Folsom of Houston, Vastine L. Folsom of Center.  Brothers: James D. Folsom of Center, Daniel H. Folsom, Jr. of Center, Randy Folsom of Center.  Sister, Carolyn Shaw of Plano.  Also numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by: Father, Daniel Henry Folsom, Sr.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.

THIS IS BROTHER TO DANIEL HENRY FOLSOM, JR., SPOUSE OF TONJA SUE HUGHES, D/O KENNETH GENE HUGHES, S/O JEWEL THERON HUGHES, SR., S/O JOHN WILLIAM ALVIN HUGHES, S/O ANDREW FRANKLIN HUGHES, S/O JOHN J. HUGHES AND MARY PERNICIA SAMFORD, D/O WILLIAM "LITTLE BILLY" SAMFORD AND BARBARA REBECCA SNIDER.

 reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY 09/28/2010  submitted by Dennis Gurley

 

Gracie Lee Hogan Foresyth

William Levon "Josh" Foresyth

 

 

 PURLESS WILBURN FOWLER

Funeral services for Mr. Purless Wilburn Fowler, age 73, of Jemison, formerly of Fayette, were held Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, from Cedar Grove Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Fowler died Feb. 1 at his residence.

View and sign guestbook at www.nelsonfuneralhome.org

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

THIS IS SON OF JACOB DELPHIN FOWLER AND MAUDIE RILLA LOWERY, D/O TILDON HENDRICK LOWERY (MAIDIE FRANCES MEADOWS), S/O GEORGE WASHINGTON LOWERY (MATILDA/EMILY HALL), S/O BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LOWERY, SR. AND MARTHA C. SANFORD, D/O WILLIAM SANDFORD.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


Daily Mountain Eagle

Stanley Freeman, 71, of Jasper, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Mt. Zion Cemetery on Fall City Road . Ronald Sanders and Edward Thompson will officiate, Collins-Burke Funeral Home will direct.

He was preceded by his brothers, Roy Lee Freeman and J.L. Freeman; sister, Lillie May Whisenhunt and father, Grady Freeman.

He is survived by his mother, Earnestine Williams Freeman; daughter, Debbie Ann Freeman; sons, Sandy (Marilyn) Freeman, Tommy (Teresa) Freeman, Ricky (Janice) Freeman, Gary (Dee Dee) Freeman and Jacob Stanley Freeman; sisters, Minnie Rivers, Ovaline Whisenhunt and Judy Noles; brothers, Clifford Freeman, Ray, Willard, Charles, Bobby, Billy and Roger Freeman; grandchildren, Courtney Marks, Ashley Tucker, Crystal Key, Magen Westbrooks, Caleb Freeman, Anna Story, Kristin Freeman, Hayden Freeman and Bradley Freeman; 7 great grandchildren.

THIS IS SON OF GRADY FREEMAN, BROTHER OF BLANCHE FREEMAN, WHO MARRIED WILLIE OLLIE ODOM, S/O BOSWELL/BASWELL ODOM AND NANCY ELIZABETH SANFORD, D/O THOMAS JEFFERSON SANFORD AND JULIA ANN MONTGOMERY.   CAUSE OF DEATH SAID TO HAVE BEEN PROSTATE CANCER. submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

Curtis Ray "Unk" Frost
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, along with Burt Funeral Home, in Fort Payne, Alabama, announces pending services for 67 year old, Curtis Ray “Unk” Frost, Senior, of Timpson. Arrangements will be announced later.
   reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


Jereldine Fry, age 71, of Bryant, Arkansas, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010, at the Saline Memorial Hospital.  She was born on February 19, 1939, to her late parents, Waymon Alexander and Vivian Gann Alexander of Shelbyville, TX.  Jereldine was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wickes, Arkansas.  In addition, she was an outstanding cook, loved gardening and was a very caring person.

She is survived by five sons:
Eugene Gregston and wife Sheila of Shelbyville, TX
Jay Gregston and wife Kay of Victoria, TX
Paul Gregston and wife Renee of Hot Springs, AR
Ramon Fry, II and wife Bora of Killeen, TX
Tony Fry and wife Dana of Bryant, AR

One sister, Helen Harbison of Friendship, TX

Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Fry, Sr.; her brother, Sonny Alexander; and her sister, Joyce Adams.

Funeral services will be 11:00am, Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, 10200 Hwy 5 North, Alexander, AR (501-455-1067) with Reverend Todd-Paul Taulbee officiating.  A visitation will be held from 6:00pm until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at the funeral home.

reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY  12/28/2010

JERELDINE ALEXANDER GREGSTON FRY WAS FIRST THE WIFE OF KENNETH FRANKLIN GREGSTON, S/O LUKE M. GREGSTON AND BEULAH M. TRUITT, D/O NOAH FRANKLIN TRUITT AND KATHRYM/CATHERINE F. BALLARD, D/O HUGH MAXWELL BALLARD AND MARTHA ELIZABETH HUGHES, D/O WILLIAM CLINTON HUGHES, S/O JAMES MCCAIN HUGHES AND ELIZABETH ANN SAMFORD, D/O WILLIAM "LITTLE BILLY" SAMFORD AND BARBARA REBECCA SNIDER.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

Joy Evelyn Fugate
Garrison Funeral Home announces services for 90 year old, Joy Evelyn Fugate, of San Antonio. Graveside services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o’clock, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Garrison. Mrs. Fugate requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice. Among Mrs. Fugate’s survivors are her sons, George Wright, of Spring Branch, Harold Wright, of Michigan, and Charley Wright, of Arizona, her brother, Robert Lowrance, of Hawkins, and sisters, Iva Lowrance, formerly of Timpson, Grace Pickens, of Pleasanton, and Sophia Hancock, of Lufkin.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


 

Genie V. Griffith
Genie V. Griffith, of Center, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2005. She was born June 25, 1925 in Seattle, Washington to Gabriel C. Verbaan and Elizabeth Overton. Ms. Griffith was an artist and homemaker. She was a member of the PTA and LaSertoma Club of Sparks, Nevada. A Graveside Service will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Keife, Phil Hennigan, Dennis Keife, Steven Hennigan, Ryan Dailimore and Christopher Martini. Survivors include: Daughters, Toni Lebeck & husband Gary of Reno, Nevada, Carolyn Hennigan of Center. Son, Mike Martini & wife Denise of Alamo, California. 10 Grandchildren,15 Great Grandchildren, Sister, Loretta Baker of Newport Beach, California, Cousin, Iris Verbaan of Canacia. Numerous other nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Monday, October 24, 2005 at Watson & Sons Funeral home in Center. 
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


Tincy Griffith, 71 of Center, passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 at Memorial Hospital Nacogdoches. He was born April 23, 1939 in shelby County, Texas to Dalton Griffith and Nela Hurst Griffith. Tincy Griffith was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and worked at Griffith Furniture and was retired from Center Police Department and Tyson Foods.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00pm, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Pallbearers are Curtis Eaves, Matt Porter, Mauricio Arcibar, Maxie Eaves, Bency Hooper, and Mauricio Arcibar, Jr.

He is survived by: Daughter: Lacey Griffith of Temple, TX

Brothers: Garth Griffith and wife Imogene of Industry, TX, Waylon Giffith of Center, TX

Sisters: Clara Honea of Huntsville, Louise Green of Houston.

A number of Nieces and Nephews, Cousins and a host of Friends

Mr. Griffith was preceded in death by Parents Dalton and Nela Hurst Griffith, 3 Brothers Martin McMahon, Calvin McMahon, Buster McMahon, 2 Brother-in-laws Bill Green & Dick Honea.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com   reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY  01/29/2011

THERE IS A SANFORD CONNECTION THROUGH HIS DIVORCED SPOUSE, MARY ELIZABETH SIGLER; HOWEVER IT ELUDES ME. PERHAPS YOU CAN ASSIST WITH THIS?  submitted by Dennis Gurley  


Carolyn Grizzelle
FAYETTE Carolyn Grizzelle, age 77, of Fayette, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at the Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Jasper. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2010, at Norwood Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Fayette Memorial Gardens with Norwood Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Grizzelle and her parents, Vaudine and Banks Lowery.

Survivors include her step-daughters, Marilyn (John) Butler of Lanett; Robbie (David) Hindman, Karen (William) Thompson and Kathy Warren, all of Fayette; grandchildren, Matthew Butler and Michael Butler of Lanett; Rob (Nicole) Hindman of Northport, Zac (Keri) Hindman, Will (Amy) Thompson, Becky Thompson (Heath) Reed and Ethan Sherman, all of Fayette,
and Brad (Whitley) Burroughs of Winfield; great-grandchildren, Reece and Ella Kathryn Hindman of Northport, Cheyenne Butler of Lanett; Skyler Reed of Fayette and Peyton Burroughs of Winfield; and sister, Ann Lowery Dobbs of Haleyville.

Carolyn was born December 6, 1932, in Bankston, Alabama. She was a graduate of Berry High School. After 35 years of service, she retired from the Verizon Phone Company (Continental). She was a member of the Kennedy Eastern Star until the time of her death. Throughout her life, Carolyn loved singing and playing the piano, especially gospel music.
Her hobbies included sewing and golfing. She enjoyed spending her years of retirement with her "Bobby" prior to his death in 2008. Together,
they enjoyed watching their grandchildren grow up, working in the yard, having a good home-cooked meal and caring for their beloved dog, "Birdie."

Pallbearers will be William Thompson, David Hindman, Heath Reed, Rob Hindman, Zac Hindman, Will Thompson, Brad Burroughs and Ethan Sherman.

Condolences may be offered at www.norwoodchapel.net.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on August 27, 2010

THIS IS DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM BANKS LOWERY, S/O WILLIAM GALVESTON LOWERY, S/O FRANCIS MARION LOWERY, S/O BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LOWERY AND MARTHA C. SANFORD, D/O WILLIAM SANDFORD.  submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


Clemente "Clem" Medina Gutierrez
Clemente "Clem" Medina Gutierrez, 51, of Huxley died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, as a result of a car accident in Panola County. There are no services scheduled. A cremation is scheduled. Gutierrez was born Jan. 14, 1954 in Lytle. He was an oil field driller for Patterson UTI. Survivors include Debbie Gray of Huxley; Ellie Gutierrez of Tyler; children, Felicia Ramos of Palestine, Angie Henry of Tennessee Colony, Clemente Gutierrez Jr. of Lubbock and John Gutierrez of Tyler; two grandchildren; and step-children and step-grandchildren.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


Hurst E. Hagler, 91, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at his residence. He was born August 29, 1919 in Shelby County to Brither Hagler and Maggie Askew Hagler. Mr. Hagler served in the Marine Corps. He was an elder of Viking Drive Church of Christ in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Monday, January 24, 2011 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 24, 2011 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Himmel officiating.

He is survived by: Sons
Gary Hagler and wife Holly of Keithville, Louisiana
Rick Hagler and wife Julie of Karnack
Kevin Hagler and wife Cindy of Elysian Fields

Six Grandchildren

Five Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Parents, Brither Hagler and Maggie Askew Hagler
Wife, Marcell Hagler
Son, Gene Edward Hagler
Bro, Leon Hagler
Sisters, Lemerle Collins and Edna George

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com   permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY   01/22/2011

 

THERE MUST BE A CONNECTION HERE INASMUCH I HAVE HIM IN MY DATA; HOWEVER, THE CONNECTION ESCAPES ME.  PERHAPS YOU CAN ASSIST IN IDENTIFYING THE CONNECTION.submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

Sharron Hagler
Sharron Hagler
, 63, of Shelbyville, passed Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at her home. She was born February 6, 1947 in Houston to James King and Ruby Lee Mills King. Mrs. Hagler was a member of Center United Pentecostal Church. She had worked at Shelby Savings Bank since 1997.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm , Friday, October 29, 2010 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am , Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Center United Pentecostal Church in Center with Rev. Steve Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Pallbearers will be Ed Johnson, Steve Waters, Jon Schillings, Will Lucas, Tim Hopkins and John Snider. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Shelby Savings Bank.
She is survived by:Husband, James Hagler of Shelbyville
Sons:
Jamie Hagler & wife Holly of Shelbyville
Jason G. Adams & wife Lynn of Ft. Lewis, Washington
Mother, Lee King of Center
Brother, Duane King & wife Nancy of Johnson City , Tennessee
Daughter, Conda Hagler Adams of Center
Mother-in-Law, Jean Mills of Center
Grandchildren, Tristyn Hagler, Casey Adams, Christopher Adams, Marshall Adams, Garrett Adams, Heaven Adams and Denver Kalenevitch
One Great Grandchild
Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends
Preceded in death by:
Father, James Marshall King
Grandson, James Chance Hagler
Memorials can be made in Sharron’s name to Center United Pentecostal Church. 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY 10/28/2010

THIS IS DAUGHTER OF JAMES MARSHALL KING AND RUBYE LEE MILLS, D/O HORACE LEE MILLS, S/O NEHEMIAH ZACHARIA MILLS, S/O LORENZO MARTIN MILLS AND MARGARET PAMELIA SAMFORD, D/O WILLIAM "LITTLE BILLY" SAMFORD AND BARBARA REBECCA SNIDER.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


Mr. James David “Dave” Harp III, age 69, of Locust Grove, GA passed away December 7, 2010. Dave was born in Fulton County the son of the late James David and Margaret Weise Harp Jr. Dave retired from the City of Atlanta as a policeman with 44 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and boating. Dave attended Crosspoint Community Church in Jackson. He was a member of the Panthersville Masonic Lodge; Survivors are his wife, Debra Jarvis Harp of Locust Grove; children, Shannon Harp of Sharpsburg and Jason Harp of Villa Rica; grandchildren, Dakota Harp and Kelci Harp; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Susan Jarvis of Ulen, MN; nieces, Jessica Jarvis of Columbia, SC and Katie Jarvis of Ulen, MN. A memorial service for Dave will be Saturday, December 11, 2010 – 1:00 PM in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00 -1:00 prior to the memorial service. A private interment will be held at Fairview Memorial Gardens. For those who wish in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Masonic Home of Georgia, P.O. Box 56601, Macon, Georgia 31294-9965. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough 770-914-8833 haistenfunerals.com    

THIS IS HUSBAND OF DEBRA JUANITA JARVIS, D/O ROBERT WILLIAM JARVIS, S/O ROBERT LAFAYETTE JARVIS AND MARY LOU SANFORD, D/O WILLIAM RILEY SANFORD. 

submitted by Dennis Gurley 


Ludie Eva Harris, 65, of Center, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at a Texarkana hospital. She was born August 28, 1945 in Center, Texas to William Elmer Bennefield and Mildred V. McFadden Bennefield. Ms. Harris was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm , Friday, January 14, 2011 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm , Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Watson and Sons Chapel with Rev. Danny Dodson officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

She is survived by: Son, George Thomas Harris, Jr. of Royse City.  Sisters: Virginia Ann Burkhalter & husband Dennis of Magnolia, Eunice Lea Young of Dallas

Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends

Preceded in death by:Husband, George Thomas Harris, Sr.Sister, Bonnie Sue Kelley.  Brothers, W.H. Bennefield, Junior Bennefield, Charles Ray Bennefield

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com  reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY

I HAVE IN MY DATA BASE, A WILLIAM HERMAN BENNEFIELD, MARRIED TO BECKY JEAN SAMFORD. DO YOU KNOW IF THE W. H. BENNEFIELD LISTED IN THE HEREIN OBIT IS ONE AND THE SAME WITH WILLIAM HERMAN BENNEFIELD? I AM UNABLE TO FIND AND/OR PROVE THE PARENTS FOR A W. H. OR A WILLIAM BENNEFIELD. CAN YOU ASSIST?   submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


 

Russell Josiah "Joe" Harris was born February 17, 1935 in Ryan, OK to Russell and Una (Smith) Harris. He passed from this life Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Waurika, OK at the age of seventy-four. He and Carolina Lou Kennedy were married June 17, 1955 in Waurika, OK. Joe spent his adult life working in the Natural Gas industry and retired as a measurement supervisor for Enron Corporation. He grew up in the Irving Baptist Church where he began  his many years of singing and performing in the church and with the Red River Ramblers. Wherever his job took him and his family he remained active in his local church. He was always part of the church choir, and sang with the Men's Trio and sponsored the Living Faith Singers traveling youth choir at the First Baptist Church in Laverne, Oklahoma. He also served as Training Union director and Sunday School Teacher for the First Baptist Church in Laverne. Joe was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He attended the United Methodist church in Waurika, Oklahoma in his later years.

Joe is survived by his wife Carol of the home, mother Una Harris of Ryan, OK, two daughters; Melody Stewart and Russell of Beaver, OK and Leisha Harris Justus and Michael of Woodward, OK, two brothers; Glen and Pat Harris of Wills Point, Tx and Jon Harris and Debbie Golata of Berkley, CA., granddaughter Shawna Carole Hobbs and Richard of Woodward, OK, ; Christopher Russell Harris of Woodward, OK and Ellen Aleise Harris and her son (great Grandchild) Kael Elijah Harris of Woodward, Oklahoma.  He was preceded in death by his father Russell Ernest Josiah Harris and nephew Russell Alan Harris.

A Memorial Service will be Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 2:00PM at the Irving Baptist Church in Irving with Dr. Trevor Smith and Reed Montgomery officiating underthe direction of Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika. Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Hospital, Cancer Center in Ardmore, OK, St. Anthony's Hospital orMercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. dudleyfuneralhomes.com.

THIS IS SON OF RUSSELL ERNEST JOSIAH HARRIS AND UNA BELLE SMITH, D/O EGBERT G. SMITH AND ELLIE MARGARET HUGHES, D/O JAMES MCCAIN HUGHES, S/O WILLIAM PARMER/PHILLIP HUGHES AND REBECCA MARGARET SAMFORD, D/O ELKANAH T. SAMFORD AND MARY MAGDALENE WEAVER.  submitted by Dennis Gurley

 


John Sidney Herren Jr.

 BRILLIANT John Sidney Herren, Jr., age 71, of Brilliant, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 . Services will be 1 p.m. today at Miles Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing. Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue McDuff Herren of Brilliant; his son, Johnny Herren (Barbara) of Brookwood; his daughter, Rachel Brown (Mark) of West Blocton; three grandchildren; his brother, Larry Herren (Ann) of Brilliant; his sisters, Wilma Howell (Bud) of Winfield, Evelyn Estes and Nancy Barnes (Jimmy), both of Eldridge, and Linda Sanderson (Donald) of St. Joseph, Tenn.; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on December 14, 2010

 THIS IS FATHER OF JOHN SIDNEY HERREN, III, SPOUSE OF BARBARA LYNE SPEIGNER, D/O JOHNNY HAROLD SPEIGNER, AND JEWEL GAY DUNCAN, D/O TANDY KARL DUNCAN AND LONNIE BELL SMITH, D/O JEWELL SMITH AND TEMPIE SAVANNAH TAYLOR, D/O NEWTON HOWARD "BUFFALO BILL" TAYLOR AND ELLA VIOLA HAZELTINE SANFORD, D/O JOSEPH LARKIN SANFORD, S/O ASA L. SANFORD AND MARTHA ANN JEAN SANFORD.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


 Nira Ivada Hite, 89, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Pine Grove Nursing Center . She was born October 17, 1920 in Shelbyville to John Allen Sample and Sally Latham Sample. Ms Hite was a member of McCelland Community Church .

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm , Friday, September 24, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Pallbearers will be Mark Host, Jeff Host, Maurice Tipton, Bobby Host, Kurt Minnick and Ted Nordin.

She is survived by: Granddaughters: Belinda Kay Host and husband Jeff of Houston, Michelle Minnick & husband Kurt of Houston.

Grandson, Maurice Tipton & wife Joyce of Monroe, Louisiana

Twelve Great Grandchildren and Nineteen Great Great Grandchildren

Sister, Allie R. Hughes of Center

Sisters-in-Law: Nellie Mae Sample of Tomball, Evie Adams of Houston

Brothers-in-Law: Harlan F Adams of Center, O.F. "Butch" Adams of Shelbyville, James Wilburn Adams of Houston.

Preceded in death by: Husband of 74 years, Dewitt Hite, Daughter, Yvonne Tipton, Son-in-Law, Bobby Tipton, Granddaughter, Lisa Marie Houchens, Grandson, Richard Tipton.
Two sisters and four Brothers

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.

THIS IS SISTER OF ALLIE R. SAMPLE, SPOUSE OF SAMUEL CARROLL HUGHES, S/O ISAIAH RICHARDSON HUGHES, S/O ELKANAH T./LUKE HUGHES, S/O ROBERT TRAMMEL HUGHES AND DARTHA/DOROTHY TABITHE SAMFORD, D/O ELKANAH T. SAMFORD AND MARY MAGDALENE WEAVER.  submitted by Dennis Gurley  reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY - 09/23/2010

 


 Darlene Hodges

2011-01-13 16:03:29

BARSTOW -Darlene Hodges, 50, of Barstow, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in Odessa.

Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rev. Jim Daniels officiating. Burial will be at Barstow Cemetery. Arrangements are by Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born in Bowie.

SURVIVORS Husband, Simon Reyes of Barstow; sons, Kerry Allen Hodges, Kevin Hodges, Christopher Lee Hodges of Barstow and Brandon Kirk Hodges of Lawton, Okla.; daughters, Alicia K. Holder of Wichita Falls, Melissa Deanne Hodges of Barstow; brothers, Jesse Holder of Fairfield Iowa, James Holder of Korea and Jean Holder of Muenster; sisters, Mary Peugh of Strong, Barbie Hacker of Muenster, Carol Lee of Alvord, Ruthie Holston of Wichita Falls and Toni Lynn Felt of Fairfield; and 12 grandchildren.

THIS IS DAUGHTER OF FLOYD BENJAMIN HOLDER, S/O BENJAMIN ROGERS HOLDER AND MARY REBECCA HUGHES, D/O ROBERT ENNIS HUGHES, S/O WILLIAM PARKER/PHILLIP HUGHES AND REBECCA MARGARET SAMFORD, D/O ELKANAH T. SAMFORD AND MARY MAGDALINE WEAVER.  submitted by Dennis Gurley 

 


 

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Melba Jean Holloway
NORTHPORT Melba Jean Holloway, age 74, of Northport, died Dec. 6, 2010, at home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Montgomery and Rev. Terrell Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Holloway, and her parents, Lavada and Belton Phillips.

Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Green (Norman), Rhonda Smith (Ben), and Kristi Hayworth (David); her sisters, Mabel Smith (Orman) and Linda Watkins (John); her grandchildren, Chris Green, Chad Green, Nicole Green, Chan Green, Corey Green, Lindsey Smith, Mary Catherine Smith, James David Hayworth, and Brienna Hayworth; and nine great-grandchildren. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She worked at Gulf States Paper until its closing. She then worked at Wright's Bakery until her retirement. After retirement, she enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her family.

Pallbearers will be Chris Green, Chad Green, Chan Green, Corey Green, James David Hayworth, Manley Holloway, and Orvis Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are Mike Watkins, Frances and Carl Lett, Judy Watson, Ruble Smith, Dr. Alldredge, Dr. Salinas, Dr. K. M. Dinesh Chandra, and friends and family of Moores Bridge and Phillips Chapel communities. Special thanks to Clara Mae Smith for all your support.Published in Tuscaloosa News on December 8, 2010

THIS IS D/O JOSEPH BELTON PHILLIPS AND LAVADA CLARABELL WATSON, D/O NEWBURN HANSFORD WATSON AND FRANCES MAEBELL SANFORD, D/O HENRY WILLIS SANFORD.  submitted by Dennis Gurley 

 


Corine Akridge Holmes, 91, of Center, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Green Acres Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Old Sardis Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

She was born December 12, 1919 to Jim Akridge and Mary Jane (Hooper) Akridge. She was a member of the White Rock Baptist Church and Eastern Star, Newburn Chapter.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Leonard Holmes, Parents, Jim Akridge and Mary Jane (Hooper) Akridge, Brothers, Virgil Akridge, RB Akridge, J. I. Akridge and Luther Akridge, Sisters, Myrtie Blanton and Macil Geeslin.

She is survived by:Sons & Daughters-in-law:James Robert Holmes & wife, Marty of Houston, Howard Kennith Holmes & wife, Dee of Crowley

Daughter & Son-in-law: Janie Rains & husband, Rex of Center

Grandchildren:
Mandy Brock & husband, Tommy
Ashley McDonald & husband, Mace
Sheryl Duport & husband, Paul
Jennifer Minvielle & husband, Olivie
Marissa Fassett
Dionne Hudson & husband, Jeff
Wesley Rains & wife, Marissa
Kristy DeRise & husband, Terry
Corey Rains

Great-Grandchildren:
Alex, Drew and Jack Brock
Devin & Knox McDonald
Makai & Shae Duport
Tevai Minvielle
Ariana and Conner Fassett
Amaya, Zane and Maddox Hudson
Sophie and Olivia Rains
Hannah, Abby and Emma DeRise

Sisters-in-law:
Ruth Akridge of Center
Clarine Akridge of Nacogdoches

Pallbearers:
George Roe, Gilbert Rains, Rex Davis,
Rex Rains, Steve Stephens, Dexter Davis and Harold Osborne

Honorary Pallbearers:
Mike Adams

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas 
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY  12/14/2010

THIS IS ODIE CORINE AKRIDGE HOLMES, MOTHER OF JAMES ROBERT HOLMES, SPOUSE OF JIMMIE NELL ADKISON, D/O AUVIE EDWARD ADKISON, S/O WILLIS HOWELL ADKISON AND FANNIE MAE SAMFORD, D/O JOHN THOMAS SAMFORD AND AMANDA JOSEPHINE HAMM. JOHN THOMAS SAMFORD IS S/O JOAB R. SAMFORD AND FRANCES AMERICA MILLS. submitted by Dennis Gurley 

 


 

Ernestine “Teeny” Hooper
Cason Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches announces services for 97 year old, Ernestine “Teeny” Hooper, formerly of Timpson. Services will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, at Cason Monk Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Timpson. She is survived by nieces and nephews, and one of her nieces is Gwendolyn Crawford, of Timpson. Community Funeral Home of Timpson, announces pending services 87 year old, Mrs. Ella Reed, of Garrison. Mangum Funeral Home announces pending services for 94 year old, Ruby Richardson, of Tenaha.
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY


Arnie Howell
(Died April 1, 2011)

Mr. Arnie Howell, age 89 of Fayette, passed away Friday at DCH Regional Medical Center . Survivors include his wife: Christine Howell of Fayette, son: Ronny Howell of Florida, daughter: Donna ( Wayne ) Nichols of Fayette, sister: Deltagee Williams of Haleyville, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Mac Daniel and Emma Mays Howell, three brothers, two sisters, one grandson: Jeremy Howell. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 4-P.M. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Fayette Memorial Gardens . Bro. Scott Davis and Bro. Robert Parrish will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Active pallbears will be: Ronny Howell, Josh Howell, Jimmy Campbell, Jason Nelson, Billy Lott, John Robertson, and Darrell Thomas.  

THIS IS THE FATHER OF DONNA KAY HOWELL, WIFE OF RICHARD ELLIS NELSON, SON OF D. D. NELSON AND ORA DELLE MADDOX, D/O JAMES ARCHIE MADDOX AND LOVEY MARY MAGDALINE SANFORD, D/O JOHN WILEY "TIPPY" SANFORD AND MARTHA A. ELIZABETH HALLMAN submitted by Dennis Gurley 

 

 


Len B. Hughes, 68, passed away from a brain tumor on January 5th 2011 at his home in Plano, TX. Len was born on Sept. 29th 1943, in Shelby Co., TX.  He graduated from Center High School and Stephen F. Austin University and received his M.D. from UT Southwestern Medical School.  He joined the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon and ultimately completed anesthesiology training at the University of Washington.  He was an avid skier and camper and climbed 39 of the Colorado 14ers.

Len was preceded in death by wife Ellen Kinzie Hughes, and parents, Robert Irvin and Addie McDaniel Hughes.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ryan Hughes and Sarah Clopton, daughter, Karen Hughes, brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Hughes, brother and sister-in-law Mack and Kathie Hughes, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held for Len on Sat., Jan. 15th at 11:00 am in the sanctuary of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church.  Memorial gifts may be made to Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Irving, TX or to your charity of choice.

reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY  1/07/2011

THIS IS LEONARD BUFORD HUGHES, S/O ROBERT IRVIN HUGHES, SR., S/O JOHN WILLIAM HUGHES, S/O ANDREW JACKSON HUGHES, S/O ROBERT TRAMMEL HUGHES AND DARTH/DOROTHY TABITHE SAMFORD, D/O ELKANAH T. SAMFORD AND MARY MAGDALIEN WEAVER 



 

Vera Ellouise Hunter

April 16, 1919 - September 25, 2010

 Vera Ellouise Hunter, a Witness to Jehovah passed away peacefully in her sleep.
She is survived by her daughter Lorna Jeanne Chesbro and her husband Don Chesbro, Jr and sister-in-law Helen Samford, grandchildren Keri Jean Sims and Clayton Hull. Great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and their children
She was proceeded in death by her sisters Nina Fay Daniel and Laura May Watkins and her brother Arthur Raymond Samford, William DeWitt Samford and Robert Lee Samford.
Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall on Forest St. in Gilroy, Saturday October 9, 2010, at 2:00 P.M.

Services provided by: Family

THIS IS DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM DEWITT SAMFORD, S/O WILLIAM BERKLEY SAMFORD, JR., S/O OF WILLIAM BERKLEY SAMFORD, SR.  submitted by Dennis Gurley


Norma McGhen Hutto, 57, of Center, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born January 23, 1953 in Nacogdoches to Leonard Belsha and Mertie Walker Belsha. Ms. Hutto was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, Wednesday, 18, 2010 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Joe Wright officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Burns, Dan Hodge, Chris Dockens, Steve Channel, Mike McGhen, Dean Wright and Charles MCGhen. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Raymond, Carlton Harkness and Bill Whitley.

She is survived by:  Daughter, Pam Sowell & husband Michael of Center.  Son, Charles McGhen of Center.  Daughter, Misti Thornton & husband Richard of Campti, Louisiana.  Grandchildren:
Lynn Burns, Bethanie McGhen, Michael Sowell, Ashlee Sowell, Brittanie Thornton, Mersadeez Thornton, Jazmin Thornton and Skylar Thornton.  Mother, Mertie Belsha of Center.  Sister, Geraldine McGhen & husband Mike of Center.  Nephew, Leonard Michael McGhen & wife Melissa of Center.  Great Nephews: Ashton Gaige McGhen of Center.  Ethan Aaric McGhen of Center.  Great Niece, Rebekah Paige McGhen of Center.  Preceded in death by: Father, Leonard Belsha.  Husband, Arthur McGhen
Brother-in-Law, Paul McGhen.  Grandson, Clayton McGhen.  Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
reprinted with permission SHELBY COUNTY TODAY  08/16/2010

THIS IS MOTHER OF CHARLES LEONARD ARTHUR MCGHEN, SPOUSE OF PENNY LANE BITTICK, D/O LARRY DANIEL BITTICK (TINA MARIE SHILLINGS), S/O JOHNNIE OLIVE BITTICK, S/O BUCK MADISON BITTICK (MURLE ELIZABETH HAMILTON), S/O GEORGE CRITTENDON BITTICK, JR. (JESSIE ANABELL/ANN MURPHY), S/O GEORGE CRITTENDON BITTICK, SR. AND MARY/MARGARET ANN/MIRIAM SAMFORD, D/O ELKANAH T. SAMFORD AND MARY MAGDALINE WEAVER. submitted by Dennis Gurley


 

 

 

 

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