Mt. Enterprise

ETCF Recognizes Center High School Students with Scholarship

East Texas Communities Foundation has named Center High School (CHS) graduates Baileigh Barrera,
Angel Garcia and Kristen Orsak as recipients of the John Harris Scholarship.
Miss Barrera plans to attend Stephen F. Austin State University in the fall focusing on a career in
accounting. Miss Barrera was active in volleyball, softball, National Honor Society and was a member of
the yearbook staff as a student at Center High School.

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Mrs. Lee Vern “Leevern” Williams Stotts Gilliam

Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral services for Mrs. Lee Vern “Leevern” Williams Stotts Gilliam (82)
of Joaquin, Tx transitioned May 4, 2021, at home with family. Mrs. Lee Vern was born to the late
Andrew Williams Sr. and Accie Richardson Williams April 23, 1939, in Ashton Hill-Shelby County Tx. Mrs.
Lee Vern retired as Federal USDA Inspector. She was the first African American to serve as City