David Edward Morrison
David Edward Morrison, 57, of Seymour, Texas, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, in the Seymour Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, at Northeast Baptist Church with Brother Johnny Bullard, pastor, officiating and Mack Vickery assisting. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
David was born April 28, 1943, in Fort Worth, Texas. He lived most of his life in Wichita Falls. He was an oilfield worker and sandblaster before his retirement. He moved to Seymour in 1990. He and Melissa Shradley were married July 11, 1987, in Wichita Falls, and have been together for twenty years. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, R.C. Morrison; his mother, Judy Palmer; and a sister, Faye Morrison.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa, of Seymour; three sons, David Jr. of Wichita Falls, Johnny of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jimmy of Seymour; two sisters, Leah Raye Bullard and husband, Johnny, and Cathy Wright and husband, Floyd, of Seymour; his stepmother, Nora Bell Taylor of Seymour; nieces, Tammy and Mack Vickery of Nashville, Tennessee, Terry and Cesar Martinez and Linda Bullard, all of Fort Worth, Tamara Rogers and David Birkenfeld, Carrie and Raymond Flores and Terry Haak, all of Seymour; and many great nieces and nephews and friends who loved David and will miss him greatly.
Allen L. Eaves
Allen L. Eaves, 57, a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, in Wichita Falls.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 8, at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with Dr. Rick Thompson of Colonial Baptist Church and Reverend Richard Eldredge officiating. Burial was in the Seymour Catholic Cemetery in Seymour, Texas.
Mr. Eaves was born November 15, 1943, in Wichita Falls. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was the owner and operator of A & B Janitorial Service.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Vita Eaves of Wichita Falls; three sons, Jeffrey Eaves and his wife, Latisha, and Stephen Eaves, both of Wichita Falls, and David Eaves of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; a sister, Ruby Nell Hamilton of Bakersfield, California; two grandsons, J.D. Eaves of Wichita Falls and D.J. Eaves of Buffalo, New York; two granddaughters, Rachel Eaves of Wichita Falls and Jessica Ann Eaves of Buffalo, New York, and a grandchild, Shannan Eaves of Wichita Falls.
Henry Franklin (Penn) Moore
Henry Franklin (Penn) Moore, Jr., died December 21, 2000, at Westview Care Center, Seymour, Texas, at the age of 96 years, 11 months.
Funeral services were at Red Springs Baptist Church, Red Springs, Texas, on December 23, 2000, at 10 a.m. under the direction of Archer Funeral Home. Reverend Jack Bennett and A.B. Martin officiated. The church choir, led by Pete McLarty, and accompanied by organist Peggy Morris and pianist Janie Kisinger, provided music for the service. Burial was in Henson Cemetery, Red Springs, in the Moore plot. Pallbearers were grandsons, Brent Moore, Jon Moore and Jim Fullmer; great-grandson, Brandon Moore; Orgie Shipman; Carl Kisinger, Jr.; Jerry Massey; and Edward Boyd.
Penn was born in Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas, on January 17, 1904. He was the ninth child of Henry Franklin Moore, Sr., and Mattie Absher Moore. There were ten brothers and sisters who preceded him in death: Dave, Viola, Ora, Irene, Leona Pearl, Dillie, Bill, Joe, Dockward and Thelbert. Three of the eleven died in infancy. The family moved to Baylor County in December, 1906, and settled 2 miles west and 1 mile north of Red Springs. Penn's mother was ill for several years and died when he was just 8 years old. She was a charter member of the Red Springs Baptist Church. He attended the Red Springs school and assisted his father in farming. When he was young, his siblings called him "Penny" because of his size. Eventually, his nickname was shortened to "Penn" by which he was addressed for his lifetime.
Penn and Pearl Shoopman were married October 9, 1926, in the groom's new 1926 black model T roadster. The ceremony was performed by Reverend J.R. Balch. They lived on the family home place until 1936 at which time they bought their farm, located 2 miles west of Red Springs. Penn already had two horses with which to farm. Later, he invested in a team of mules. These animals were a trade-in for his first tractor. Their four children were reared on that farm. Penn retired from farming twice before retiring permanently.
Their children were pleased to honor them with receptions on their 50th and 60th Wedding anniversaries.
Penn was a reserved individual and more of a stay-at-home person. He was more comfortable in a one-on-one conversation than with a group. During his farming years, he was involved in the Red Springs Gin Association and the community activities. His pastime was playing dominoes with the Gin gang. He enjoyed traveling. The family made yearly trips to West Texas where his brothers and sisters settled. They took a memorable trip to the south one summer and to the 1936 Centennial in Dallas. Penn took pride that he had been to all but one of the 48 states when it was safe to sleep outside in tents or in the car. He and his brother-in-law, Henry Gleghorn, made the trek to Alaska with a camper on the pickup before Alaska gained its statehood.
In 1990, Penn and Pearl moved to Seymour from their Red Springs farm and home.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl; son, Wayne Moore and wife, Mozelle, of Seymour; daughter, Wynette Moore, Dallas; son, Jack Moore, New Waverly; son, Ray Moore and wife, Barbara of Seymour. The grandchildren are Brent Moore and wife, Teresa, of Haslet, Texas; Brenda Fullmer and husband, Jim, of Flower Mound, Texas; Raymie Moore and wife, Sharron, of Gatesville, Texas; Ronnie Moore and wife, Susan, of Willis, Texas; Rhonda Moore of Conroe, Texas; Rick Moore of Clearwater, Florida; Jon Moore and wife, Marchele of Seymour. There are 5 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Biggerstaff, age 89, passed away Monday, September 4, 2000, in a Wichita Falls, Texas, hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2000, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Andy Graham, pastor of the Southside Baptist Church in Olney, Texas, officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Biggerstaff was born on February 12, 1911, in Knox City, Texas, and moved to Seymour at an early age. She married C.W. "Doc" Biggerstaff on August 19, 1933, in Seymour, Texas. He passed away December 26, 1983. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. She had lived in Olney and Newcastle for the past several years.
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Hitch of Olney, Texas, and Linda Coleman of Archer City, Texas; by two sons, Joe Biggerstaff of Seymour, Texas, and Rocky Belknap of Olney, Texas; by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Alta Vivian "Kaye" Ammann
Alta Vivian "Kaye" Ammann, age 64, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.
She had resided in Live Oak County since 1955. She was born to Olin and Bertha Studer in Devine, Texas, on July 19, 1936.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Ammann of Three Rivers, Texas; one son, Stephen Wayne and his wife, Beverly Ammann, of Three Rivers; one daughter, Katherine Jean "Kandy" and her husband, Alan Alexander, of Lufkin, Texas; two brothers, John Studer of Rock Island, Illinois and Loye Studer of Tacoma, Washington; one sister, Eileen Ryan of Seymour; four grandchildren, Shannon Alex-ander of Lufkin, Andrew Alexander of Lufkin, Lindsey Ammann of Three Rivers and Kyle Ammann of Three Rivers; two step-grandchildren, Shaun Alexander of Lufkin and Kristi Kildow of San Antonio, Texas.
Services were held on Saturday, September 2, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Three Rivers with Pastor Don Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Three Rivers Cemetery under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home.
E.A. "Keg" Chamberlain
E.A. "Keg" Chamberlain, 73, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, at First Christian Church with Reverend Dannie Gwinn officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery in Archer City, Texas, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Chamberlain was born September 20, 1926, in Bomarton, Texas. He served in the Navy during WWII, as a fireman. Upon returning from the Navy, he lived in Wichita Falls and then Eloy, Arizona. In Eloy he ran a backhoe service and also served as the deputy sheriff. He was also a member of the Eloy Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. He and Vera Hodson were married in 1962 in Old Mexico. She preceded him in death on February 29, 1992. Keg was a member of the Baptist church and a devoted member of the Masonic Lodge, Lions Club and the Eagles Club for over 30 years. He served as local president of all three clubs and served as State President of the Eagle Club. His main goal was in fund-raising and was a leader in all civic activities. Keg moved to Seymour in 1986 and owned Seemore Antiques and Collectibles until his death. He had many friends. He loved to laugh, joke and cut up and was a big tease. He was named by his high school coach because of his size.
He is survived by four daughters, Tanya Lagunas of Seymour, Latricia Wright of Kountze, Texas, Pam Chamberlain of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Marsha Mullikin of Tempe, Arizona; a son, Mike Mooney of Tucson, Arizona; two sisters, Billie Latham of Seymour and Linnie Mae Hudson of Archer City; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Cora Bell Copeland
Cora Bell Copeland, age 70, of Sherman, Texas, passed away Monday, July 31, 2000, in a Denison, Texas, hospital.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 3, at the Cache Creek Cemetery with Reverend Lee Hembree officiating. Services were under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Copeland was born August 22, 1929, in Benjamin, Texas, the daughter of the late John B. and Willie Mae Blackburn Moore. She married Johnnie Thomas Copeland on November 5, 1958, in Benjamin. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1994. She worked at the Red and White Laundry in Seymour. She had lived in Sherman for the past 28 years, where she was employed as a Nurses Aide at the Chapel of Care Nursing Home. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Becky Ford of Denison; by two sons, Wayne McMorris of Seymour and Mike McMorris of Sherman; by two sisters, Doris Davis of Dierks, Arkansas, and Nell Moore of Midland, Texas; by three brothers, Lorenzo Moore and Ernest Moore, both of Seymour, and John Bill Moore of Dierks, Arkansas; by 9 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Georgia Snodgrass Sherley
Georgia Snodgrass Sherley, 85, of Olney, Texas, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, in an Olney nursing center.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at the Megargel Church of Christ with Harvey McQueen, minister, and Scotte Clark, minister of Hamilton Street Church of Christ in Olney, officiating. Burial followed in Megargel Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Mrs. Sherley was born August 16, 1915, in Wood County, Texas, to the late Charles Oswald and Queen Victoria (Brice) Snodgrass. She and O.C. Sherley were married October 12, 1933 in Walters, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on June 19, 1999. She was a member of the Megargel Church of Christ. She served as Sunday school teacher for many years. She was active in school functions serving as a room mother for each of her four daughters. She also operated her own beauty shop in Megargel in her earlier years. She began to be incapacitated with arthritis and Parkinsonís disease in March of 1980. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy O. Kirkpatrick, January 14, 1989.
Survivors include three daughters: Carolyn Sue McDaniel of Seymour, Texas, Niki Collins of Knox City, Texas and Deborah K. Sherley of Olney, Texas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Megargel Church of Christ, P.O. Box 302, Megargel, Texas 76370 or Megargel Cemetery Association, c/o Florence Gray, P.O. Box 341, Megargel, Texas 76370.