Kissin’ Kuzzins: Congratulations

Published 11:04 am Thursday, June 21, 2018

By Dickie Dixon

Belated birthdays:  June 9th:  Sam Forse Collins

For Posterity’s Eyes: 14th:  Gayle (Squyres) Quarles, Rena (Harris) Lowther, Vida (Sharp) Sullivan 15th:  Jessika Hubert 16th:  Annelise Rose Patten, Bill Small, Jason Collins, Melissa Hernandez, Cindy Capps, Linda Conner, Linda (Cummings) Conner  17th:  Kristin James, Kate Jackson 18th:  Royce Ball, C. C. Risenhoover  20th:  Jamie (Todd) Dykes 21st:  Elton Foster 22nd:  Lori (Stoever) Horne  26th:  Stephanie Ducote,

Congratulations!  (1) Congratulations are in order to Richard and Sarah Kay (Woods) Carswell for their 54th anniversary last Sunday, June 10th!

(2)Congratulations to Dan and Vivian Cates on their wedding anniversary on the June 17th!

(3) Congratulations to Mark Smith, Texas State Librarian and Director of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Alana Inman, head lady-in-charge of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, her staff among them Darlene Mott, on the reopening of the facility last Saturday afternoon in Liberty, Texas.

Save the Date (1) The Angelina County Genealogical Society will meet at 4:00 p.m. in the Railroad Depot Meeting Room of Kurth Memorial Library on 702 South Raguet Street in Lufkin Texas (75904) on Monday, June 18, 2018.  Lufkin resident Jim Bell will speak on his ancestor “Gobbler” Jones, who gave his name to Angelina County’s second county seat Jonesville.  That day a special party will be held for Keith Allred as he takes an early retirement from serving as the newsletter editor.  For more information, call Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378, or e-mail him at  The public is invited to attend.

(2) At 6:00 p.m. a panel discussion of Texas Foundry employees will help commemorate the 80th birthday of its founding.  This discussion will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Keltys United Methodist Church on 1867 Old Mill Road in Lufkin, Texas (75904, but formerly Keltys).  For more information, call Rev. Cindy Doran at (936) 852-4123 or e-mail her at or contact Dickie at one of the ways provided above.  The public is invited to attend

(3) Karen Kurth Hall will discuss “Using” when she speaks to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society (TAGHS) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Timpson Public Library on 520 Austin in downtown Timpson (75975).  The public is invited to attend. Please contact Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378, or e-mail him at

(4) Vernon Parish Genealogical Society President Stanley Fletcher will discuss “Ferry Tells,” when he speaks to the Deep East Texas Archeological Society at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court in Newton, Texas (75966).  Stanley will talk about all twenty-seven ferries on the Sabine River.  DETAS member Martha Palmer will be asked to add her thoughts.  For more information, please contact Pam Wright at (409) 379-2109, Klaus Gehr at (337) 320-3829, or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378.  The public is invited to attend.

The public can e-mail Pam at Klaus at or Dickie at

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Send your queries to by mail to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 15-1001 Lufkin TX 75915-1001 or by phone to (936) 240-8378