We want to express our sympathy to the family of Leroy Reaves. His funeral service was held on Wednesday morning at the Tira Methodist Church, under the direction of Delta Funeral Home. He was buried in the Tira Cemetery, then family and friends gathered at the Community Center for lunch. Leroy was married to the late Mamie Lou (Weir) Reaves. Please remember the family in your prayers.
Also, we extend our sympathy to the family of William Foy Chapman of Dallas. He was the son of the late Claude and Rosa Chapman of Tira. He passed away on Thursday, June 30. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, at Tira Cemetery. Please be in prayer for the family.
Chip and I took our grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe on Saturday afternoon — Chip and the kids had been to Chuck and Karen Olmsted's fly-in and skeet shoot that morning. We enjoyed cooling off in the pool when we arrived at the resort, then we went to Red Lobster for dinner and celebrated Kenden's 14-1/2 year birthday (he has a Dec. 27 birthday and it gets overshadowed with Christmas activities).
On Sunday, I went to Sour Lake near Beaumont and picked up our great-granddaughter, Dixie, and brought her back to the resort, where we all enjoyed swimming again. Chip and the kids played miniature golf and tennis while I was gone to get Dixie.
We all returned to Tira on Sunday evening and dropped Dixie off to spend time with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon and Slaiden Joslin. Then, we visited with Elizabeth Steinsiek of Sulphur Springs and Tonja Horn of Chicago at their farm in Tira.
Be sure to make your way to the Tira community this Sunday, July 3, for the annual Tira Homecoming. Danna (Evans) Lewis and her family (the family of the late Hub and Ruth Weir) will be presenting a program at 11 a.m. in the Tira Methodist Church. There will also be a brief Cemetery Association meeting. The families of those buried in Tira Cemetery in the past year, will be recognized at the homecoming. A pot-luck lunch will be held at the picnic tables following the program. Please come share a meal and visit with friends.
As we celebrate our freedom this holiday weekend, let's take time to remember and give thanks for our troops and veterans.