Obituary: Phyllis Jo Cummings Dosser

Funeral services for Phyllis Jo Cummings Dosser 82, of Sweeney, Texas have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 23, 2018 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel, Athens, Texas.

Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Willow Springs Cemetery near Athens.

She passed away peacefully on June 20, 2018 at Oak Village in Lake Jackson, Texas.

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Obituary: Carolyn Rogers

Funeral services for Carolyn Rogers are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Brother Jim Lang. Interment will follow at Rome Cemetery in Athens, Texas.

Carolyn Maxine Rogers passed on June 18, 2018 in Athens, Texas.

Mrs. Rogers was born October 30, 1953 the daughter of James Clifford Morgan and Ruby Hailey Morgan. She was the head of Human Resources for A+ charter schools but first she was a great mother and grandmother. On her free time, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking. Grandma Carolyn loved her grandbabies and treasured spending time with them. She was a kind, giving, loving woman who will be missed by many.

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Around the Town: Birthdays get Loretta to remembering family

Hilda Anding

By Loretta Humble/Around the Town

It is deadline time and I need to write something quick if I’m going to have a column for this week, so I guess I’ll resort to telling you today (June 19) is my birthday.

Precisely 80 years ago I was born in a house in the middle of those pecan trees across the road from where I live now. It was Father’s Day. They told me that everything on the place had babies that day. Story is baby chickens hatched, the cat had kittens, a cow had a calf, maybe there were even baby pigs involved. Surely this is an exaggeration, but all the people who were there other than me are gone now, so I guess I can tell it, however, I want to. I like to think there was something weird and special about my arrival, so I keep telling it.

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Athens EDC receives state, international awards

Press release

Last week, Athens Economic Development Corporation received two awards at the Business Retention & Expansion International Annual Conference, along with receiving two additional awards at the Texas Economic Development Council Mid-Year Conference.

AEDC was recognized by BREI for the Freeport tax exemption project receiving the Award of Excellence for outstanding community with a population under 20,000, as well as receiving the 2018 Impact Award.

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Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls install new officers

Press release

The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls installed new officers on June 16. Emily Currey was installed as Worthy Advisor, and the theme for her term is “Live Life in the Moment with No Regrets.” Her motto is “Live life for the moment because everything else in uncertain;” colors are the hues of dusk and dawn; flower, the Plumeria; mascot, the Phoenix bird; and her scripture is “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”–Esther 4:14.

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