Five members have joined the society since the Old Settlers Reuniion in August. Welcome to Sherma Largent of Quitman, Lester Nichols of Garland, Daryl Fowler of Yoakum, Edith Roberts of Yantis, and Ethel Kelley of Quitman. Ethel is researching the ADAIR family of Wood County.
We note with sadness the passing of long-time WCGS member Joseph LARUE of Laneville, Texas. Joe has been a researcher of families in Wood County and has relatives in Wood County and in the WCGS. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.
Joseph Dean LaRue
December 14, 1938 – September 16, 2010
Funeral services for Joseph Dean LaRue, 71, of Laneville, were held
2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Brooks officiating. Interment followed at Laneville Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson.
Mr. LaRue died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 14, 1938, in Paris, Texas and had been living in Laneville since 1987. He worked as a mechanical engineer and was owner of Heritage Construction.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; granddaughter, >Devin Newman; and brother, James LaRue.
Survivors include: wife of 34 years, Patsye Moore LaRue; son, Stacy Little of Laneville; three daughters, Kecia LaRue Helms and husband Paul, Carrie LaRue Cox and husband Michael and Deneen LaRue Whitaker and husband David, all of Paris; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Stacy Little, Cody Walters, Twaine Walters, Zack Philpot, Blake Crews and Hayden McGee.
Condolences may be made at http://www.crawfordacrim.com.
Obituary information Provided By:
Crawford – A. Crim Funeral Home
1414 South Main Street
Henderson, TX 75652
Members, guests, and visitors are invited to join our group meeting at Peralta’s Mexican Restaurant in Quitman next Monday (August 16) at 6 p.m. If you can make it, you’ll find us having a good time, talking, and sharing. Some of it will be genealogy (nothing official) and some just plain fun.
Congratulations to the winners of our free drawing at the Old Settlers’s Reunion at Quitman last week.
The winner of the free copy of Don RANEY‘s biography and family history of Wood County’s first Anglo-American settler, “Martin VARNER: Texas Pioneer, His Life Story and His Descendants,” is Joe Wayne REYNOLDS of Quitman.
Sherma LARGENT of Quitman won the free year Wood County Genealogical Society membership for 2010-2011 and is, thus, the newest member of our society.
Our newest member is David GILBREATH of Mesquite, Texas. His contact information is available on the latest member contact list on the member-only page which you can access from the link at the top right of this page.
Surnames David is searching are GILBREATH, HOWLE, WHITE, DARNELL, AVERY, ATTAWAY, AND MORGAN.
Welcome to Vickie PETERSEN of Mineola who has joined our society. She is teaching a genealogy workshop this summer at the public library in Mineola which several of our members are attending. I hope she will find a home among all of us here in the genealogical community of Wood County.
Mary Ann NISWANGER of Mineola has recently joined the society. We are delighted to have her as a member. Surnames she is researching are RAGSDALE, PARMER, SWAIN, BENNETT, HARRISON, UNDERWOOD, and DUGGER. Her email and other contact information will be added to the member contact list on the member only site at the next update to that file. In the meantime, if you have help to offer on those surnames, feel free to post something here in the comments.
Two members were recognized for their contribution this spring.
Shirley BATES, long-time newsletter editor, keeper of genealogical research center and acquisitions manager, membership chairman, and many other jobs was presented with an honorary lifetime membership by the society at the March society meeting.
Treasurer Sally ALLCORN was recognized for her three-term service as treasurer at the May society meeting. She has also served on committees and has done research and organization work in the library among her many contributions.
Thanks to both of these ladies and friends who have given “above and beyond” to the society and the cause of Wood County genealogy in general.