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I’ve mentioned previously that in my travels, I most value the people I meet. On a recent hop from Tyler to DFW, I chatted with my seatmate, an oilfield worker

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Van Freedom Boom set The City of Van has announced that the third annual Independence Day celebration known as ‘Van Freedom Boom!’ will be held from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday,

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Helen Rodriguez

Services for Helen Mozelle Lynch Rodriguez, 61, Gilmer, were held Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Crump officiating. Interment followed in Woodside Cemetery. She passed

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Elvis Cox

Graveside services for Elvis Cox, 92, of Mesquite, were held Monday, June 17, 2019, at Woodside Cemetery under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home. He passed away June 12, 2019,

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Melba Crain

Services for Melba Lois Newberry Crain, 101, of Grand Saline, were held Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Main Street Baptist Church in Grand Saline with Bro. David Crain, Pastor Josh

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Ray Pierson

Ray Pierson, 46, of Edgewood, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Tyler. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Hiett’s LyBrand

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Norvell Booker

Services for Reverend Norvell Booker were held Saturday June 1, 2019, at True Believers Baptist Church. Bishop Nathel Johnson officiated. Reverend Lonnie Cunigan brought the eulogy. He was born on

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