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The TV Lamp Collectors Blog » Blog Archive » The Passing of a Legend

The Passing of a Legend


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Lonnie SikesLonnie Sikes: 1908-2007

The community of Bangs, Texas has lost one of its finest, as Lonnie Sikes passed away at a local nursing home on August 30th. Lonnie was a successful insurance agent and real estate broker, and a significant factor in the towns development. He was also the last surviving founder of the Bangs lamp factory, Texans Incorporated. Lonnie was intelligent, personable, and extremely knowledgeable regarding the history of Bangs. He will be missed.

Services will be held at the Bangs First United Methodist Church, Sunday September 2nd at 3:00 with with Rev. Wayne Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Bangs Cemetery.

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