There was a special memorial service held at Lake Grove Cemetery Thursday, Sept. 14, for Elton L. Gomillion. He diedAug. 1, 1943 during World War II. For all those years his body was lost. Some of his family gave DNA samples and he was identified. He was the son of Joseph John “Joe” and Tennie Davis Gomillion and was buried beside them.
There was a full military funeral. Two busloads of Iola students came to see his burial. It was an impressive ceremony with a large group of people present. Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota was in charge of the service. Following the ceremony, a large group of people gathered at Keith Community Center for a meal from Mallett Brothers Barbeque. It really was an event worth attending. I am glad his body is finally home. May he rest in peace.
Iola Food Pantry at Iola Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall had 71 people show up to receive food. The food will feed around 214 people. Evergreen Baptist Church and other volunteers assisted in the work. The pantry is open the third Saturday each month from 9-11 a.m. The pantry is open for volunteers the day before around noon to help set up the pantry. Any assistance is always welcomed. Anyone needing food are welcome to come by.
Iola beat Thorndale, 38-31, Friday, Sept 15.Way to go Iola.
Hope everyone is enjoying the much cooler weather. We had around an inch of rain which was certainly appreciated.
There were several teens and adults baptized at Evergreen Baptist Church by Rev. Jeff Morgan Sept. 17. They are Chris Barnett, Casyn, Caden and Darby Jordan, Giovanin Mendez and Kayley Shephard. May their lives be forever blessed.
The monthly meeting of Keith Civic Club will be held at Keith Community Center Thursday, Sept. 28. The meeting will begin with a covered dish meal at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by their business meeting. Everyone is invited to attend. Members are expected and visitors are always welcomed.
Well folks it’s time for our local Masonic Lodges to meet. Orphans Friend Masonic Lodge No. 17 will meet in Anderson Monday, Oct. 2. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a meal and followed by their lodge meeting, Bedias Masonic Lodge No. 651 will meet Tuesday, Oct. 3. The meeting will begin with a covered dish meal at 6:30 p.m. and followed by their lodge meeting. All Masons are invited to attend by meetings.
There was a tombstone placed in Evergreen Cemetery by Jack and Rita Blount Connaughton for their family. Connaughton is the only name on the monument. As each person passes away their footstone will have their names and dates placed on them. Rita is the daughter of Sanford and Marie Blount. Jack is the son of Jack and Susie D. Connaughton. This monument is between their graves and monuments.
Pyramid Masonic Lodge No. 593 held their monthly meeting at their lodge hall in North Zulch Tuesday, Sept. 19. The meal was enjoyed by all present. A special award was presented to John R. Maxwell by Larry Lynch for 50 years of being a Mason. Also, during the meeting Deputy Larry Gene Smith of District 29Amade his official visit to the lodge. He was well received. He came to represent the Grand Master of Texas, G. Clay Smith.
Happy birthday this week to: Sept. 24 – C.W. Trey Topping, Kimberly Robinson, Grace Emery Carda, Elaine Coneley Beene; Sept. 25 – Ben Crenshaw, Rheba Lavender; Sept. 26 – Heather Harvey Wiechat, William Sanford, Susan Jordan, Brekken Baker; Sept. 28 – Cory Mallard, Sloan Essman, Carson Mallard, William Trice; Sept. 29 – Braden Will House, Lacey Muntean, Ira Betts, Slayton Murray, Tristan Fleener, Ricky McCleney Parker; Sept. 20 – Patsy Lynn Trant Landford, Hugh Simmons. Do hope your special day was a happy one.
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