Old Family Photos

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The Reverend John A. Vance Family, 1905

Submitted by Don Blasingame

The members of this family are:

Standing; Susanna (holding doll) Floyd, Edna and Bessie. Seated; John is holding Cleo, Clora and Lorilla is holding Reece.

Edna later married Andy Hawkins, A son, Willie Hawkins, his son Jim Hawkins, and a son, Don Hawkins still live in the Wills Point area.

Bessie married Albert Blasingame, they lived in the Wills Point area until their death as did their children Al Blasingame and Odell Howell Martin.

Cleo married H. C. Swepston of Myrtle Springs and they have two daughters that live in the county, Peggy Carnes of Fruitvale and Charlotte Parks of Ben Wheeler.

Clora married Vernon Blasingame and they have a daughter Maxine Lester who still lives at Wills Point. A son, Don Blasingame, lives in the Tyler area.

Reece Vance married Alma Barrentine of Edgewood and all three of their children still live in the County, Hershel Vance and Doris Greer of Edgewood and Dorothy Baugh of the Canton area.

Reverend Vance was a Baptist Preacher and was the Pastor of a Baptist Church at Williams Chapel at the time this picture was made.


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