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Daily Brief: Thursday, March 7

(Sand Flat Cemetery Association members meet with lawmakers. COURTESY PHOTO)
(Sand Flat Cemetery Association members meet with lawmakers. COURTESY PHOTO)

By Michael V. Hannigan

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

1. The Sand Flat Cemetery Association was honored today on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives to commemorate the placement of an Official Texas Historical Marker for Sand Flat Cemetery near Athens.

2. Athens Middle School will host a meet-and-greet from 5:15-6 p.m. for new principal, Winston McCowan. 

3. Trinity Valley Community College basketball fever continues to grow. The Lady Cardinals dominated Tyler in yesterday’s game, 87-47. Today, the men will take on No. 1 seed Kilgore at 1 p.m. I’ll be posting updates on our Facebook page. 

4. Malakoff Middle School is competing in the “Texas Public Schools Rock!” student video contest sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and needs your help. All they need is for you to watch a short, cute video. 

5. Jason Hooker has been named the new AD and head football coach at Brownsboro ISD. (The Statesman)

WHAT YOU MISSED

– Obituary: Dorothy Agnes Crochet Singleton. 

WHAT OTHERS ARE TALKING ABOUT

– This is the last weekend for “The Boys Club” at the Henderson County Performing Arts Center. 

– The Payne Springs VFD held its annual awards banquet. (The Monitor)

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Sand Flat Cemetery Association honored

(COURTESY PHOTO)
(COURTESY PHOTO)

Today, officers from the Sand Flat Cemetery Association were honored on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives to commemorate the placement of an Official Texas Historical Marker for Sand Flat Cemetery near Athens. State Rep. Lance Gooden and the Texas House of Representatives celebrated the history of Sand Flat cemetery with George Jones, Cynthia Jones, Ivory Joe Givens and Shirley Givens. Pictured with them is Speaker of the House Joe Straus.

Obituary: Dorothy Agnes Crochet Singleton

Dorothy Agnes Crochet Singleton
Dorothy Agnes Crochet Singleton

Dorothy Agnes Crochet Singleton, 98, from Tool joined our Lord in Heaven Monday March 4, 2013 while at Cedar Lake Nursing and Rehab.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, March 8, at First Methodist Church in Tool. Interment is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, at Little Bethal Cemetery in Duncanville, Texas.

Mrs. Singleton was born Dec. 28, 1914 in Berwick, La. to Joseph Clarance Crochet and Winnie Marguerite Darce.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Eugene Singleton; children Eunice Rae, Carol Ann and Gayllard Leo Singleton; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include sons Richard Lee and wife Linda Singleton, Leo Eugene and wife Sam Singleton and Ethor Joe Singleton; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home, 750 E. Main St., Gun Barrel City, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of East Texas at 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701, please mention Dorothy Singleton when donating.

Daily Brief: Wednesday, March 6

By Michael V. Hannigan

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

1. We made our Harlem Shake video … and had a blast doing it.

2. The TVCC men advanced in the Region XIV tournament with a first-round win over Angelina, 84-71. They will take on Kilgore Thursday at 1 p.m. The TVCC women are scheduled for their first tournament game today at 1 p.m. against Tyler. All games are at the Patriot Center on the campus of UT Tyler.

3. Funeral services for former Henderson County Sheriff Charlie Fields, Jr. are today at 1 p.m. 

4. The Athens Kiwanis Club held its annual pancake day yesterday. Here are some photos. 

5. Chris Womble was named Firefighter of the Year. 

WHAT YOU MISSED

– Eustace Intermediate School held a Rock and Roll musical. Here’s a photo album. 

– Tickets are on sale for the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. 

– The Texas Legends softball team is headed to the USSSA National Tournament. 

– Obituaries: Sammie Virginia Houk. 

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Obituary: Sammie Virginia Houk

Houk
Sammie Virginia Houk

Services for Sammie Virginia Houk, 89, of Mabank are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at First Assembly of God in Malakoff. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Cemetery in Mansfield, Texas.

Mrs. Houk passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 7:45 a.m.

Born in Leflore, Okla., she moved as a young girl to the North Texas area where she met the love of her life, Carl, in Dallas. Carl and Virginia were married in 1940, members of the greatest generation. They were stationed in Southern California during World War II and relocated to Fort Worth, where they raised their family. Always striving to better herself, Virginia completed business school and received many college certificates. She retired after 17 years from General Dynamics. She and Carl spent the last 25 years of their life in the home they built at Cedar Creek Lake. All who knew her remember her complete devotion to her family, love of animals and spending time with family and friends.

 

She is survived by her faithful and loving husband of 73 years, Carl David Houk. She is also survived by three daughters, Judy Ward of Mabank, Jan Ray of Arlington, and Lori Zurita of Wylie; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased in death by four brothers and sisters, a great-granddaughter and a great-grandson.

They are members of the First Assembly of God in Malakoff and their lives were guided and enriched by their continual walk with their Lord.