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By Emily Lundy
Special to The News
Monday this week began as Monday last week, with rain but one turn added. Trinidad’s alarm for disaster went off because a tornado had hit Corsicana and one had been seen heading north of Trinidad. I sat between my washer and dryer in a room one step lower than the main house. My husband kept eating breakfast. It was a relief to watch everything pass by, but I understand more is on the way.

The late Elza Wade Yate’s husband was buried Tuesday in Trinidad beside his wife. Harvey Yates was Elza’s (Poostus) husband. The Wade family added much to Trinidad and some of the family visits us every homecoming.

Frances Airheart Newsome died Monday evening around 6 p.m. She had been seriously ill for a few days prior. She had been in a nursing home and then the hospital. No other details are known at this time.

May 9 will be Election Day. For the city, two vie for mayor: Larry Estes and Jason Tatum. Mary Ellen Johnston and Brett Nolan want their spots on the council back and are opposed by Susan Latham, John Lewis, and Linda Brock. I don’t think the school board has any competition. Willie Lundy chose not to run. He said he served to help out the school that did so much for his family upon moving here in 1953 in difficult times for them. He said he would always remember the reception given to his late mother as she was asked to help with school activities and made many friends.

Trinidad’s City Council has had the commnity in a buzz after a firing and rehiring of a long-time employee.

The Senior Banquet, now traditional and sponsored by five churches in the area, went quite well. The students impressed the adults who worked in serving and other activities with their gratefulness and politeness. Seniors’ families were invited too. Anyone in town could bring prepared dishes to eat. Each senior received a sack of keepsakes, a special gift, a placemat of memorable pictures, other gifts and, of course, ate to one’s content.

Remember those confined to slower movement in their home or homes with others: Peggy Miller, Thelma Smith, Lena Goodenough, Flora Robb, Barbara Thompson, Nell Moore, Chester Bradley, Louise Fugate, Pat Holcomb, Thelma Smith, Grady Quinn, Joe Greenhaw, Betty Killeen, Raymond Tubbs, Eugene Berry, Sybil Glasgow, Pearlie Jenkins, Joel Ardoin.
Then those in staffed facilities on our prayer lists are Gertrude Stanfield, Martha Perry, Roberta Staples, Lorene Jackson, Joe Moser, Geraldine Stanfield, Fran Edgar, Lawrence Moser, Eloise Fiske, Eleanor Massey, Merle Estes, Roselee Loven,
Bro. Wilbanks, Merle Estes.
At any time you wish to add someone to our list, please call The Malakoff News and give the name and circumstances if you choose. The number is 903-489-0531.

Also, we want to remember the military people in danger and hardship. We pray for a safe return. We pray somehow hungry children can be fed.

Remember the date for THS graduation is May 29, 7 p.m., in the athletic dome. Once our grandchildren began graduating from high school, I seemed to lose track of gifting for others. (Better late than not at all is my mantra.) Whitney, a granddaughter, graduates from Mabank High May 27, our fourth grandchild to do so. A nephew’s son walks the stage June 6 in Lake Jackson.
Last year we had a grandson graduate from THS; a niece’s daughter take the same step in Illinois, a nephew’s son sometime in May in the Beaumont area and a sister’s grandson finish college in the same month. There may have been more. There have been more before and should be more later. If there is a dinner beforehand, I like that.

How many were in your class in Trinidad the year you finished? My dad had 3.
My class had 10, my husband’s eight. Some have been in classes of over 20. I don’t know the largest; maybe I can find out.

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Funeral services for James Spurgeon Bayless, 80, of Arlington, were held April 8, 2009, at South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington.
Interment followed at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville with the Rev. Dan Curry officiating.
Mr. Bayless died April 4 in Arlington.
He was born March 24, 1929, in Coolidge to Virgil P. Bayless and Velma Henricks Bayless. Her married the former Anita Allison April 3, 1953, in Denton.
He was a supervisor for General Motors, a member of the South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a past president of the Arlington Chapter of Barber Shop Singing of America. He was a member of the group for more than 20 years.
The Bayless family lived in Trinidad from 1938 until 1984. Mr. Bayless and his four brothers all graduated from Trinidad High School.
Survivors include his daughter, Jamie Rachels and her husband, James of Arlington; son, Bryan Bayless and his wife Andrea of Midlothoian; brothers, Virgil Bayless of Denton, Jack Bayless of Houston, Fredrick Bayless of Rockdale, William David Bayless of Georgetown and four grandchildren.


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Services for Frances Newsome, 83, Trinidad, were held 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Trinidad with the Rev. Jim Shafer officiating. Burial followed in Trinidad Cemetery.
Mrs. Newsome died April 27, 2009, in Malakoff.
She was born May 31, 1925, in Trinidad to the late Clarence Collins and Irene Bell Wilson Airheart. Mrs. Newsome resided in Dallas 22 years where she worked for R.L. Polk and Co. Publishers. She moved to Lancaster in 1967 and returned to Trinidad in 1974 for retirement and was a member of First Baptist Church in Trinidad.
She was preceded in death by brothers, C.W. Airheart, Buster Airheart, Pat Airheart, Pete Airheart, Bill Airheart and sister, Alice Gaston.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Lawrence H. Newsome, Trinidad; son, David A. Newsome and wife Karen, Trinidad; grandchildren, Collin and Katie Newsome, brother, J.C. Airheart, Trinidad, sister, Bessie Hildred Cartlidge, Trinidad, Margaret Crawford, Cedar Creek Lake.
Pallbearers were Benny Cartlidge, Bobby Cartlidge, Dr. Jerry Gaston, Dan Phillips, Mike Airheart and Thomas Sapp.
If desired, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 348, Trinidad, Texas, 75163 or Alzheimer’s Alliance of Northeast Texas, 211 Winchester Dr., Tyler, Texas 75701-8847.

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Services for Lena Estelle Lee, 84, Malakoff were held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, Malakoff with the Rev. Charles Kimble officiating. Burial followed at Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.
Mrs. Lee died Friday, April 24, 2009, in Athens.
She was born Nov. 29 1924, in Rock Hill Community near Brownsboro to the late Pat and Ethel Eberhart.
She is preceded in death by husband, Tom Billy Lee; grandson, John Eric Lee; brothers, Corbie Eberhart and Nolan Eberhart.
Survivors include sons, Billy Lee and wife Brenda, Cross Roads, Tommy Lee and wife Shirley, Terrell; daughters, Barbara McLaughin and husband Dale of Hereford, Ariz., Carolyn Spencer and husband, Tom, Ithica; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at ETMC-Athens, staff at West Place Nursing Center and Oakwood Assisted Living Center.
We will miss you, Momma.

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Wilton Leroy Jackson, 74, of Trinidad, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Trinidad.
He was born Dec. 19, 1934, in Palmer, Texas, son of the late Ira Jack and Nora Jackson.
He was a paint contractor in the area for 19 years before becoming ill earlier this year.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Darlene Jackson of Trinidad; sons, Wade and Vicki Jackson of Trinidad, Kenneth Dean Jackson of Wichita Falls; 14 loving brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ira and Nora Jackson and two brothers.
Services were held at Trinidad Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009, with Melvin Jackson officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.
Interment followed in the Trinidad Cemetery.

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Memorial services for John Humphrey, Jr., 78, of Mabank, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Tomlinson Funeral Home.
Mr. Humphrey died Sunday, April 26, 2009, in Athens. He was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Tascalosa, Ala., to the late John B. Humphrey and the late Clarice Hawkins Humphrey. He was a credit manager.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ricky Humphrey; and daughter, Lynn Humphrey.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Billie Humphrey; sons, Joey Humphrey of Hoschton, Ga., Robert Crawford of Malakoff; daughters, Melissa Humphrey of Mabank, Pat Hennin of Crandall; sister, Martha Jean Hathcock; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Willie H. Gray, 95, of Trinidad, went to his heavenly home Friday, April 24, 2009.
He was born May 15, 1913, in Abbott, Texas, son of the late William Andrew and Notie Mae Gray. He served in World War II, 1939-1945, and was the recipient of numerous medals, including the Purple Hear and three Bronze Stars.
He was a member of member First Baptist Church of Tool, AARP, VFW, DAV(2nd Div. Assn.), WWII Memorial Assn., Military Order of The Purple Heart. He retired from The Civil Service after 31 years of service. He was the last employee of FHA-HUD
Surviving are his loving wife of 68 years, Fern Gray; two daughters, Lana and husband Robert Brueggemeyer, Deborah and husband Robert W. Lass; two sisters, Mildred Harvey., Marie Brockman; five grandsons, one granddaughter, four great-grandsons, six great-granddaughters, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, William and Notie Mae Gray, and four brothers.
Services were held at First Baptist Church of Tool, Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 10 a.m. with Bro. Ed Brennan officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.
Interment will follow in the DFW National Cemetery.
The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Honor Flight of Dallas, a ministry to WWII vets, at www.honorflightofdallas.org/donations.htm or Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane,Dallas, Tx. 75225.

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H.E. “Gene” Yates, 80, born Sept. 3, 1928, in Trinidad, went to be with his Lord and his wife on April 25, 2009.
Mr. Yates was preceded in death by his wife, Elza Delores Yates.
He is survived by loving children; son, Ray Yates and wife Janice; daughters, Gennette Shoemaker and husband Larry and Denise Mahaffey and husband Marc; brothers, Lawrence Yates and Ralph Owen Yates and wife Esther; grandchildren, Daniel Eugene Yates, Beth D`Ann Clayton and husband Richard, Robert Allen Yates, Juanita Sanders and husband Randy; great grandchildren, Hope and Chase Clayton, Abigail Sanders, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at the Trinidad Cemetery in Trinidad.
Pallbearers were Larry Shoemaker, Marc Mahaffey, Daniel Yates and Robert Yates.
You may leave a tribute to the family at www.mem.com

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A friend once told me that the reason I was terrified to ride with him was that I couldn

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An auditor in the Manhattan district office of the Internal Revenue Service received a return from a woman over 65 claiming seven children as dependents. The auditor noted that the previous year she had claimed only two children. The woman was dully summoned and asked to explain.