Jimmy Allen Haynes
Jimmy Allen Haynes, age 69, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2001, in Seymour, Texas.
Graveside services were held Saturday, May 12, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Roy Crawford. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Haynes was born December 14, 1931 in the Odgen community near Seymour, Texas. He and Barbara Crawford were married July 16, 1955 in Fredrick, Oklahoma. He worked for the Seymour Independent School District as a maintenance man, retiring in 1991. Since his retirement he has been self-employed. he was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Haynes of Seymour, Texas; two daughters, Diane Bumpass of Joplin, Missouri and Sherry Stone of Seymour, Texas; three brothers, Grady Haynes of Corinth, Texas, Jackie Haynes of Clinton, Oklahoma and Ray Haynes of Seymour, Texas; four sisters; Louise Davidson of Flagstaff, Arizona; Loucile Eidson of Burleson, Texas, Mary Daymude of Iowa Park, Texas, and Becky Goodwin of Megargel, Texas; two grandsons, Eric Bumpass and Aaron Stone. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Arthritis Foundation and may be left at or mailed to Archer Funeral Home, 111 N. Cedar St., Seymour, Texas 76380.
Minnie Estelle Brasher
Minnie Estelle Brasher, age 87, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2001, at the local hospital. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Seymour Church of Christ with A.B. Martin officiating. Interment was held in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brasher was born January 7, 1914, in Caney, Texas. She married Commie Eugene Brasher on January 17, 1934, in Haskell, Texas. They moved to Seymour in 1947, and she had been a resident since that time. He preceded her in death on October 23, 1976. She was a homemaker, a member of the Church of Christ for 51 years, and a member of the Ladies Bible Class.
She is survived by three sons, Thurman Brasher and his wife, Mary, of Leakey, Texas, Clayton Brasher and his wife, Sherry, of Seymour, Texas, and Mike Brasher and his wife, Vicky, of Seymour, Texas; by one sister, Maggie Merchant of Haskell, Texas; and by eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Dena Mae Hamm
Dena Mae Hamm, 99, a longtime Fort Worth resident, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Bedford Care Center.
Funeral service was held Monday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth with Reverend John Redfearn officiating. Burial was in Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle, Texas.
A native of Erath County, Texas, born October 6, 1901, Mrs. Hamm was a resident of Vera, Texas, for many years before moving to Fort Worth in 1941. She was a devoted member of North Fort Worth Baptist Church for more than 60 years and was a member of the Faith Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will & Luda Roberson; her husband Leonard E. Hamm; her sisters, Annie Lee Feemster, and Eva L. West
Survivors include a brother, Reverend Clinton Ellis Roberson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and numerous loving cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Johnnie Franklin Martin
Johnnie Franklin Martin, age 80, died Sunday, May 20, 2001 in Seymour, Texas.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, at the First Methodist Church officiated by Reverend Larry Crumpton. Burial was in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery under the direction of the Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Martin was born October 5, 1920 in Westover, Texas to William Edward and Lillie Viola Martin. He graduated from Westover High School in 1938. He attended Texas Tech University for two years before serving in the Navy during World War II. He and Billie Hurst were married July 15, 1945. They renewed their wedding vows at their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15, 1995. He was a lifelong farmer and rancher.
Mr. Martin was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Eastern Star, V.F.W., American Legion and was a 50 year member of the Seymour Masonic Lodge. He served as past president of the Seymour Country Club and was named outstanding Farmer-Conservationist in 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Martin of Seymour, Texas; one son, Johnny Frank Martin and wife Pam of Seymour, Texas; two daughters, Linda Conner and Terry Cooksey and husband, Wayne, all of Seymour; one sister, Viola Henderson of Abilene, Texas; two brothers, Travis Martin of Lubbock, Texas and Jerry Martin of Seymour, Texas; six grandchildren, Cheri Zacharias and husband, Troy, Candice Conner, Crystal Cooksey, John Cody Martin, Courtnie Martin and Shelby Martin; three great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Conner and Cade Martin Zacharias.
If desiring, the family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Texoma Cancer Center on Kell Street, Wichita Falls, Texas.
James Edward “Pat” Taylor
James Edward “Pat” Taylor, age 91, of Goree, Texas, died May 16, 2001 in Munday, Texas.
Services were held Friday, May 18, at Vera Baptist Church officiated by Reverend Royce Denton. Burial was in the Vera Cemetery, Vera, Texas, under the direction of the Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Taylor was born November 12, 1909 in Vera, Texas, and was a retired fence builder.
He is preceded in death by his wife Lillie Odessa Hollabaugh on November 15, 1987.
He is survived by: two sons, James Edward, Jr. of Bowie, Texas and Eugene Taylor of Rockwall, Texas; three daughters, Francis Long of Hon, Arkansas, Lena Charlotte Struck of Wichita Falls, Texas, Dorothy Sanders, Boles, Arkansas; two brothers, Benjamin Leo “Pete” Taylor Spanish Fort, Utah, Wiley Taylor of Longview, Texas, three sisters, Lynn Ridennoure, Fowler, Texas, Pearl Brooks, Sunset, Texas, Sue Brockett, Carmi, Illinois, 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.
Matthew Williamson Beecher McCord
Matthew Williamson Beecher McCord died Sunday, May 20, 2001, in United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls from head injuries sustained in a one car rollover on Hwy 183 between Vernon and US Hwy 277. Funeral services were held May 23, at First Baptist Church in Haskell with Reverends Scott Edmonson and Jim Gordy of Lubbock, Scott Hensley of Rule, and Kevin Hall of Haskell officiating. Eulogy was given by Matthew’s former junior high basketball coach, John Foster and the family’s special memories of Matthew were read by his uncle, Mark McCord of Seymour. A special poem written for Matthew by his cousin, Tanya Greenwood of Denton, was read by Reverend Jim Gordy. Larry LeFevre of Haskell sang Home Where I Belong. Tessa Hall, soloist of Haskell, and a large community choir sang Midnight Cry and Brian Burgess of Haskell sang The King is Coming.
Pallbearers were Matt Blanks and Casey Burgess of College Station, Jason Briles, Erik Everett, Lyle Fouts and Ryan Mauldin of Lubbock, Nick Jiminez of Slaton, Bo Kesey of Shallowater and Michael Manske of Sagerton. Serving as honoary pallbearers were members of Matthew’s high school basketball team and his coworkers at the Texas A&M Experimental Station in Lubbock.
Born in Wichita Falls on December 8, 1978, Matthew was the youngest son of Christye and Andrew Gannaway of Haskell and Texas Ranger Dusty McCord and Terri McCord of Lubbock. Matthew married Megan Jones of Rule on Dec. 1, 1998, and was residing in Lubbock, Texas.
In 1997, he graduated with honors from Haskell High School. He lettered in track and tennis, but his first love was basketball. Even though he was not as tall as the other members on the team, Matthew was a vibrant spark for the Haskell Indian basketball team coached by Mark Coffman thoughout his high school career. Matthew’s honors included first team all-district, first team All-Regional, Abilene Reporter News All-Big Country and Region 11-2A All-Tournament team. In 1996, he was a member of Coffman’s team that qualified for the state tournament. He was a member of the National Honor Society, served as editor for the high school paper, War Whoop, and was voted Most Handsome.
On May 12, 2001, Matthew graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and had a deep faith in God which which he shared with young and old. He undertook everything he did with energy and enthusiasm and his winning smile made him unforgettable to anyone who ever met him.
He is survived by his wife of Lubbock; his parents; one brother, Kurt McCord and one sister, Alexandra, both of Lubbock; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Joyce Greenwood of Goree; paternal grandparents Fred and Mary Lou McCord of Seymour; Lucille Gannaway of Haskell; paternal great-grandmother Nola Musgrove of Seymour; Butch and Heather Greenwood and family of Seymour; Joel and Deanna Greenwood and family of Weatherford; Rickey and Amy Redder and family of Munday, Texas; Randy and Janey McCord and family, Mark and Carol McCord and family of Seymour; and many more aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Pete and Pauline Beecher of Goree; Lola Green wood Moore of Munday; Fred, Sr. and Alice McCord of Seymour.
Matthew’s generous spirit was evident in his decision to become an organ donor, and today six different individuals are looking forward to longer and healthier lives because of the unselfish decision of this outstanding young man.
Sherman “Abie” Floyd Squires
Sherman “Abie” Floyd Squires, formerly of Seymour, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001, at the age of 87. He was born in Harrison, Arkansas on June 6, 1913 to J.L. and Vivian Jan (Pierson) Squires.
Known by all as “Abie” he is survived by Minna Lo (Porter) Squires, his wife of 61 years; sons and daughter-in-laws, Jimmy Floyd Squires and Linda of Dallas, Tommy Dale Squires and Dixie of Darlington, England; two “adopted” daughters, Pat Barkhimer and Mary White of Wewoka; one sister, Mary Ledgerwood of Wewoka; one grand-daughter, Lacey Squires of Wharton, Texas and a host of nieces and nephews.
Abie was preceded in death by his father and mother and two brothers, Richard and Glenn Squires.
Abie served in WWII in the Navy Seabees in Port Hueneme, California and Okinawa as an instructor of 20MM Anti Aircraft Guns. He was a building contractor by trade, worked with his father and brothers and later for the Federal Government, building Air Force bases.
Abie and Minna Lo were “snow birds”, avid fishermen and lived full time in their travel trailer.
Honorary Pallbearers are great and great-great nephews Charles and Rodney Troglin, Clifford and Jeff Cook, Carl Blaine and Seth Barkhimer. Burial and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at the Tate Mountain Cemetery just south of Wewoka under the direction of Stout Funeral Home. Reverend Herb Prater officiated the services.
Vern Dewart Teague
Vern Dewart Teague, age 85, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 28, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church of Seymour, Texas, officiated by Pastor Matt Miles and Dr. Ed Hart. Burial was at the Teague Farm seven miles south of Seymour, Texas on Hwy. 283 under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Teague was born April 17, 1916, in Durant, Oklahoma. He graduated from Megargel High School. He served as a First Class Seaman in the Navy during World War II. He and Mary Louise Derr were married May 5, 1939. She preceded him in death on October 12, 1999. He was also preceded in death by six brothers. He was a farmer and rancher.
Mr. Teague was a member, elder and past treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge #604 and a member of the Scottish Rite. He received the award for outstanding Conservation/Farmer in 1983 and was named Rancher-Cattleman of Baylor County in 1997.
He is survived by one daughter, Marjorie Stewart and husband, Pat of Seymour, Texas; three grandsons, Robb A. Stewart and wife, Melinda; Brad L. Stewart and wife, Lynann; all of Seymour, Texas and Matt L. Stewart and wife, Claudia of Coppell, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Tyler Jade Stewart, Calleigh Renee Stewart, Ethan Robert Stewart, Garrett Lane Stewart and McKenna Marie Stewart.