Marker dedication will remember pioneer family members June 8
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    Two Official Texas Historical Markers will be dedicated at Longview’s Greenwood Cemetery Saturday, June 8, commemorating public servants from a pioneer Gregg County family.

   The public is invited to the 11:30 a.m. ceremony, which will honor David Sutton Meredith (1869-1934) and his son, David Sutton Meredith Jr. (1902-1958).

   D.S. Meredith served as Gregg County sheriff 1917-1921 and helped organize two local banks, the Rembert National Bank and the Longview National Bank.

   D.S. Meredith Jr. was Gregg County judge 1927-1928, county attorney 1929-1932, and special district judge for Gregg County 1935-1940.  

   Among those participating in the marker unveiling are members of the Meredith family, Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt, Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano, Dr. Roy James, First United Methodist Church senior pastor, and Gem Meacham, marker committee chair for the Gregg County Historical Commission.  The Gregg County Historical Commission oversees the county’s historic preservation program.

   The event also will feature Thalia Jones performing “Amazing Grace” on violin.

   Gregg County is home to more than 100 Official Texas Historical Markers denoting people, places and events of historical significance.

   The marker dedications will precede the 11 a.m. Greenwood Cemetery Association’s annual meeting at the cemetery, 705 Magrill St.  

   For more information about the June 8 dedication, contact Meacham at 903-983-2554 or gemmeacham@gmail.com



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