James William “Bud” Harbin 1922-2010

James William “Bud” Harbin, husband of our vice-president, Dorothy Harbin, died Oct. 6 in Quitman.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel in Quitman with Dr. Dick White and Bro. Fred Morrow officiating and burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Mineola. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Born in Quitman Dec. 4, 1922, Bud was a lifelong resident of the city and a member of the Liberty Methodist Church of Quitman. He was a retired construction foreman for Sears Roebuck. He also worked for Strickland Freight in Houston, as a courier for the Tyler Morning Telegraph, and a courier for Pone Express Texas Warehouse

He was preceded in death by daughters, Floy Ellean and Flora Elizabeth Harbin; sons, Lonnie David and Jessie Harbin; and sister, Alta Mae Harbin Dopson; granddaughter, Una Maxine Harbin; two wives, mothers of James and Daniel; and parents, James W. and Alta E. Harris Harbin. He is survived by wife, Dorothy Harbin of Quitman; sons James E. Harbin, Luling, and Daniel S. Harbin and Karen, Arlington; stepson Kevin Waldrep and Lorna, Salado; daughter Neva Harbin Potts and Gerald, Quitman; stepdaughter Carolyn S. Varcados, Montana, former wife, Pete Kinnard, Quitman; sisters Alice Lee and Clarence, Quitman, and Mary Halbert and John, Quitman, and eight grandchildren and thre great-grandchildren.

We extend our sincerest sympathy to Dorothy and all of the family in Bud’s passing.

Covered Dish Dinner for Sept. Meeting

Next Monday (Sept. 20) at 6:30 p.m., the Wood County Genealogical Society will kick-off its 2010-2011 year with a covered dish dinner in the Shamburger Room at the Quitman Public Library. We will eat, visit, and probably talk about some things that we might like to do this year. We hope that you will be able to join us.

It would be helpful if you would contact Dorothy Harbin ( 903-967-2458 – home, 903-571-4965 – cell, reddot77@aol.com) this week and let her know if you are coming and perhaps if you plan to bring meat, veggies, salad, dessert, breads, etc. Deason Hunt is bringing fried chicken and a dessert and eating utensils and plates. Dorothy is bringing iced tea and ice. Shirley Bates and Lahoma Clanton are providing a ham, Sally Allcorn a casserole and salad, Willie Kay Paredez unsweet tea and glasses, Vickie Petersen burritos. Those are all we’ve heard from Tuesday night. Remember, potluck means bring whatever you feel comfortable bringing. Also, if you would like to bring guests feel free to do so.

We won’t meet at Peralta’s at 5:30 p.m. this month only.

Also, MEMBERSHIP FEES for the 2010-2011 year ARE DUE IN SEPTEMBER. You may mail them to Treasurer, Wood County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 832, Quitman, Texas 75783
OR
you can bring them to the meeting next Monday night.

We look forward to seeing you next Monday where we’ll do social networking the old fashioned way: side by side and face to face.

Bernard M. Maggret

Vice-president Dorothy HARBIN sent the following to the TX-Wood Mailing List at Rootsweb in response to the Maggret query reference here. If you have any additional information, you can go to the Rootsweb page and share it at this link: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.texas.counties.wood/604/mb.ashx.

I have the info on Bernard MAGGRET from his Obit, June 5, 1996, his wife was Doris MAGGRET, Mineola, TX. and son – Bernard M. MAGGRET, JR.- San Diego, Calif: also listed 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. Only had towns for the wife and the son Bernard M. MAGGRET, SR. was born 7-15-1919, in Kenton, Ohio.
It listed the funeral home as English Funeral Home (which has been sold to Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola, Tx.) Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola, TX.

Also, I have Obit for Bernard M. MAGGRET, JR. – 57, Mineola, TX. died on
Aug. 27, 2002. He was born on Oct. 28, 1944, in Fort Worth, TX. He lived in San Diego, Ca, prior to moving to Mineola, in 1996. (I presumed that he moved here after his father’s death in 1996, to be near his mother .) Bernard Jr.’s.
survivors included a son, Michael MAGGRET, Celeste, TX?, four daughters = Cynthia GANT – Seligman, Mo., Merry PRATHER, Frisco, TX?, Cheryl MAGGRET, San
Antonio, TX., and Becca MAGGRET, Austin, TX. and mother, Doris MAGGRET, Mineola,
and four grandchildren.

Members Tour Wood County Historical Museum

A group of members who gathered for the July “eating meeting” followed up fellowship, fun, and planning for the WCGS booth at the Old Settlers Reunion August 4-7 in Quitman and finished the evening touring the Wood County Historical Museum in Quitman. Hosts were members Lou Mallory and Barbara Coleman, members of the Wood County Historical Commission. Lou is president of the historical commission.

WCGS members tour historical museum

From left, front row, Patsy McCall, Barbara Coleman, Dorothy Harbin, Nita Munoz, Lou Mallory, Lakoma Clanton, back row, John McCall, Ronnie Vance, Jean Davis, Gene Pilgrim, Karen Pilgrim, Sally Allcorn, Mary Beth Ramage. Inset, photographer Shirley Bates.

Booth Volunteers for Old Settlers Reunion

The following people have volunteered to man the Wood County Genealogical Society booth at the Old Settlers Reunion August 4-7.
Any and all other members and friends are invited to stop by and help or just visit. (It would be nice to demonstrate to the public what a good time we all have together.) Since we are supplying only four chairs for the booth, if you plan to stay a while, you might want to bring your own lawn chair.

Wed. 6-8 pm
Ronnie Vance
John McCall

Wed. 8-10 pm
Dorothy Harbin
Shirley Bates

Thur. 6-8 pm
Ronnie Vance
Gene & Karen Pilgrim

Thur. 8-10 pm
Dorothy Harbin
Shirley Bates

Fri. 6-8 pm
Ronnie Vance
Barbara Coleman

Fri. 8-10 pm
Dorothy Harbin
M. Ramage

Sat. 6-8 pm
Ronnie Vance
Gene & Karen Pilgrim

Sat. 8-10 pm
Barbara Coleman
S. Allcorn

Note: We might need some tearing down and carting off help at the end Saturday night.

Plans for Old Settlers Reunion

Plans for the Wood County Genealogical Society participation in the Old Settlers Reunion August 4-7 in Quitman were finalized over dinner July 19.

Members are invited to drop by and look at our exhibits and visit from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday of that week.

Here’s a summary of some of our volunteer helpers/items for the reunion exhibits:
Shirley Patrick
• 10×10 Canopy
• Personal Family Books
• Marriage Books
• Alba Books
Nita Munoz
• Her Display Books
Ronnie Vance
• Tables & Chairs
• His Cemetery & family books
Dorothy Harbin
• Banner
• T-shirts
• Help with First Day setup
Shirley Bates
• Exhibit Poster
• Table Covers
• Library Family History Scrapbooks
• Beginning Research Paper
• Help with first day setup
Deason Hunt
• 2 library easels
• library wire rack
• Big Maps from Library
• Sign with hours for Hist. Museum
• Pictures for Digital picture Frame
• Papers for Please take 1 rack
• Membership Applications
• Water
• Pens-Pencils
Sally Allcorn
• Digital Picture Frame
• Index to Pictorial History
John McCall
• Help with First Day setup
• Period dress
Who? I forgot
• Big Fan
Need a Volunteer
• Extension Cords
• Tarp in case of big blowing rain
If I forgot you or something
• Email me, bring it, or do it!

Two Members Recognized for Contributions

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.

Bates&Harbin lifetime award

Shirley Bates, left, receives her Lifetime Member plaque from Vice-president Dorothy Harbin.

Allcorn Service Award

Sally Allcorn, right, receives copy of a Wood County history book in recognition of her service as a three-term treasurer.

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