Beamon and I got a pleasant surprise when Billy and Heidi Schmidt stopped by to see us. They and Heidi’s children, Haven and Heston Burrous, were in Diboll to visith with Heidi’s folks, Bill and Carolyn Yates. Haven and Heston were also spending time with their dad, Jason Burrous. Heidi and Billy were looking forward to attending Harmony Hill Baptist Church where they have many friends. All were enjoying being out of the big city area of Richmond and back to the smaller town where life is not in the fast lane.
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Buddy Dennis was just leaving Brookshire Brothers in Huntington by the time I was arriving. He had the day off and decided to come down to have lunch with his wife, Wanda, who works at the store. I had not seen Linda Roberts in a long time and she was shopping.
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Great-grandson Ryder Garrett turned 4 years old this month and enjoyed every minute of his “Super” party. He is at that age when he really likes Superman, Spider Man and Batman. Helping him celebrate were grandparents from Lufkin, Pat and Johnny Garrett; great-grandmother Bettie Westbrook and others from Lufkin – Leslie Richards, Reeva and Bruce Brumley, Byron, Jodi and Janie Morgan, Brandi, Blaire and Jackson Lankford. Also there were Lance, Kathryn, Sophia and Sydney Brumley and Ryder’s parents Reilly and Danielle Garrett from College Station.
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Mrs. Josh Russell celebrated her 80th birthday with kin and friends. Her children are Randy and Susan Russell and Billy and Martha Russell. Many folks have known Syble from Chestnut Drive Baptist Church where she is a member and having worked as a registered nurse for many years.
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The annual Cryer Reunion was held Mother’s Day weekend and it also blended in with Dorothy Hamilton’s 80th birthday so much celebrating was done. Some who helped Dorothy have a great time were her children Mitch and Christy Hamilton of Richwood; Mark, Barbara and Matthew Hamilton of Alvin; Michele, Derrick and Addison Patrick of Lake Jackson; and Jeremy and Jada Smith Hamilton of Clute.
Others were Vernon Cryer, Linda Perez, Lucille Magliolo, Marcus and Wanda Grimes, Jeff Cryer, and Kayla Cryer, all of Beaumont; Fred Thompson, Maelene Barge, Bobby Dykes, Carolyn Dykes, and Hopper Dykes, all of Zavalla; and Roy and Floy Giffey, Jerry Meece Jr., and Chad and Kim Bittick, all of Lufkin.
From Austin were Aftan and Carissa Magliolo; Joe and Sallie Magliolo, of Corpus Christi; Lisa Griffey, of Sands Springs, Ala.; Trinity Ytuarte, Lena Adams, Raymond Meece, of Lumberton; Johnny Grimes Sr. of Orange; Johnny Grimes Jr. of Jasper; James Grimes, of McNeese College in Louisiana; and Tony and Mylisa Grimes of Shanondoah.
Huntington folks there were Mike and Tonya Guarjardo, Verlin Cryer, James Gist, Colton Cryer, Rose and Jerry Ellis, Rachael Guarjardo, George Alvin Cryer, Brandi, Bradley and Lance Turner, Mary Bell Sanchez. Also and email was received from Aftan Magliolo.
Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.