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Miller Grove News for Nov. 24, 2010

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Once again this week I am sad to inform the readers of the Miller Grove News of another death in the community. Roy Herchel Giles Jr. passed away Thursday, Nov. 18. Roy and his wife Janice have owned the Giles Insurance Agency in Sulphur Springs for several years but lived north of Miller Grove (some people know this area as the Palestine community). Their son, Billy, graduated from Miller Grove High School in 2006. Roy also served Miller Grove ISD as a trustee for several years beginning in the late 1990s. Graveside services in Miller Grove Cemetery followed a 2 p.m. funeral at West Oaks Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 21. I pass along my condolences to the Giles family. Roy is survived by his wife, Janice; sons Billy and Michael Giles; step-daughters Angela Vaga and Betty Dungan; and three grandchildren.

Faye Tipps came back to Hopkins County last week after a sort stay in a Plano rehab facility. Her foot surgery seems to have helped, even though she isn’t able to walk on her foot yet.

Happy birthday to the following MG residents: Stevie Tipps on Nov. 22, Jessica May on Nov. 25, Brian Lennon on Nov. 26, and Lori Evans on Nov. 27.

Mary Lou and H.C. Akins will celebrate their 67th year of marriage on Nov. 25. Congratulations to them.

Ladies, please remember to contact Gail Garmon or Pattie Lennon if you plan on attending County Line’s annual Ladies Holiday Night, which is scheduled for Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. The deadline to notify these ladies is Nov. 28 (which is quickly approaching).

I met David Johnson and his son Nicholas, of Irving, in the cemetery Monday. We set a military grave marker for one of their ancestors. Some of the older folks in the community probably remember hearing their parents speak of Fletcher Jones. Fletcher was David’s relative. He served in the Civil War and later settled in Miller Grove. He was a justice of the peace and ran a cotton gin in the community. He also performed several marriage ceremonies for people in Miller Grove.

The VFD’s rodeo fundraiser wasn’t as big of a success as everyone had hoped. Most of the roping teams withdrew from the contest, but they still had some good barbecue.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and eats plenty of dressing and cranberry sauce. We have so much to be thankful for in our great nation. Take a minute Thursday and actually think about what all you have to be thankful for. If you really think about it the list can go on and on.

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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