Silenced Only By The Dawn

Researchers of Grayson, Bandera, Bexar, and Kerr counties in Texas and Tuscaloosa and Randolph counties in Alabama, or Oktibbeha County in Mississippi as well as Doughty, Parker, Pritckett. and Lee families might be interested in a recently published book Silenced Only by the Dawn, A Gallant Woman and her Carpenter, A True Story, according to its author Merry Langlinais.
“The book tells the compelling story of one family, their westward movement from South Carolina and Southern Maryland in the 1700s to Georgia, through Alabama, on to Mississippi after the Civil War and finally settling in Texas,” said Langlinais.
More details are available at merrylanglinais.com or email at xroads@sprintmail.com or write to Merry Langlinais, P. O. Box 135, Medina, TX 78055. The book sells for $24.99 plus $4.00 shipping.

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.

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