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Miller Grove News for June 23, 2010

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Happy belated Father’s Day to all of the area fathers this past Sunday! Ben and Jenee Whillock had their baby last week. From what I hear, he was about 9 pounds and ready to come into the world. I’m not sure what his name is but I do know that he was born in Sulphur Springs.

Happy birthday to Jean Wren on June 20, Varrell Petty on June 21, and Scott McGowan on June 26.

Happy eighth anniversary to Sherry (Ragan) and Patrick Dial on June 21.

I’m sure most of you saw in the News-Telegram that Bob Elliott passed away last week. I would like to extend my sympathies to his daughter, Cathy Stracener, and her family. I went to school with his grandsons, Willie Bob and Leroy Stracener. I didn’t know Bob as well as I knew his wife, Flo. She was the one who came to all of her grandsons’ ball games. Flo preceded Bob in death in 2006. They are buried in the Hall Cemetery near Lone Oak.

The Lennon family has also lost a loved one this last week. Kathy Lennon’s father, Paul Antrim, passed away June 17 at Carriage House Manor. His services were Monday, June 21, with burial in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Coach Billingsley and Coach Alec are hosting a basketball camp at school. They both seem eager to start the year with a bang!

A few weeks ago the News Telegram ran a story in the sports section about Hopkins County native Forrest Gregg. Most of you probably didn’t know that even though the football star graduated from Sulphur Springs at one time he did attend Miller Grove School. As a young child his family lived in the area and he and his siblings went to school at Miller Grove. Several folks still remember them. They were just a poor family like everyone else, but Forrest worked hard and honed his talents to become the NFL Hall of Fame member that he is today.

One day while playing baseball with the students a young Forrest hit the ball and it soared through the air and hit my cousin, Margaret Darrow, in the head. It knocked her completely out. She says to this day that is what she remembers most about Forrest Gregg!

As you travel the highways and byways, don’t forget that all roads lead home and back to Miller Grove. Please send me any newsworthy information. My e-mail address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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