QUINLAN - Inez Mary Martin, 85, of Irving died Tuesday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Lakeside Memorial Park.
Mrs. Martin was born April 5, 1915, in Knox County; the daughter of Joes and Sallie Hopkins Sanders.
Surviving are a son, Jerome Anderson; two daughters, Geneva Kirk and Joyce Marsh; brother, Joe Sanders Jr.; sisters, Wanana Cunningham, Merl Foster, Ida Lewis and Opel Tipton; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is during business hours at the funeral home.
COMMERCE - Luzelle "Pete" Pierce, 93, of Commerce, died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home with Dr. Billy R. Webb officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 18, 1907 in Blossom, daughter of John Jay Dunham and Sudie Hays Dunham. On April 28, 1927 she was married to Carl "Doc" Pierce in Greenville. She was a retired sales clerk.
Mrs. Pierce is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Cathy Dunham of Commerce; a sister, Johnnie Sue Walls of Commerce and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Jules Verne Dunham.
Visitation is at the funeral home Thursday, from 9 a.m. until time of service.
DALLAS - Dorothy Nell Sharpe of Plano died Monday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Plano, 1500 Jupiter Road, with burial in Restland Memorial Park.
She was born Nov. 18, 1919 in Greenville. Mrs. Sharpe was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are he husband of 56 years, Jack Sharpe Sr.; daughter Linda Herring; son Jack Sharpe Jr.; a sister, Kathie Phillips and six grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Restland Funeral Home.
William Woody Jr.
DALLAS - William C. Woody Jr. , resident of Mansfield for 24 years, died Saturday at Medical Center of Arlington. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Jeter & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Mr. Woody was the first PTA president of Brown Middle School. He helped establish Tyler Street Manor and served in many positions at Tyler Street UMC. Recently he moved his church membership to a new church, Community of Hope UMC in Mansfield.
Mr. Woody was in sales for WFAA Radio Station for many years and later worked for the Southern Baptist Radio and TV Commission and was Religious Broadcaster of the Year in 1992.
He was a Mason and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ethel Woody; daughters and sons-in-law Carolyn and David Ross of Ovilla and Cindy and Tim McGill of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother Donald P. Woody of Dallas; grandchildren Vanessa and husband David Sumrall of Greenville, and Hayley and Bethany McGill of Salt Lake City, Utah and great-grandson Jonathan David Sumrall Jr.
Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home
Memorials may be made to Community of Hope UMC, P.O. Box 183603, Arlington, 76096.
Leta Pearl Barker, 98, of Harker Heights died Friday at Indian Oaks Nursing Home in Harker Heights. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Barker was born May 14, 1902, in Ravenwood, Mo.; the daughter of George Peter and Elizabeth Yeary Kincer. She was married to Vernon Lee Barker on Aug. 31, 1921, in Greenville.
Mrs. Barker was a retired fashion buyer and department manager of Perkins Department Store. She was a seamstress, fashion designer and artist as well as a member of Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Bobby Lee Barker of Sulphur, Okla.; sister, Jeanette Franklin of Greenville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982; son, Mabry Barker in 1999; grandson, Jimmy Barker; and sisters, Clarice Kincer and WIllie Kate.
Pallbearers are Don Barker, Joe Barker, Buddy Barker, James Curnutt, Eddie Lange and Larry Shaw.
Memorials may be made to Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church or VISTA Care Hospice, 819 South Fifth, Temple 76504.
Betty Mae Long, 100, of Greenville died Monday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Layman and Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial is in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Long was birb Feb. 9, 1900, in Pontotoc County in Mississippi ; the daughter of John Marshall and Susan Sledge Batton. She was married to Hubert L. Long on Dec. 18, 1920, in Farmersville.
Mrs. Long was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Surviving are a daughter, Katherine Converse of Greenville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Hubert Gason Long and Glenn Harold Long; and 16 brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers are Dean Converse, Cody Converse, Everett Logan, Robert Smith and Ryan Logan.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
BAILEY - Louise Golden, 79, of Bailey died Friday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the Bailey Church of Christ with Wyndell Presley and Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial is in Grove Hill Cemetery near Leonard.
Born July 31, 1921, in Bailey, she was the daughter of William Marion Brown and Rebecca Elizabeth Frizzell Brown. She married Billy Gene Golden on January 26, 1946, in Leonard.
Mrs. Golden was a housewife and a member of the Bailey Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Sandra Gene Sims of Bailey; one sister Ninnie Brown Booher of Bailey; and one grandaughter.
Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.
R.L. Horn, 83, of Greenville died Friday at his residence in Farmersville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Dinwiddle officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery.
Born June 18, 1917 in Fairlie, he was the son of R.L. Horn and Gaynell Thompson Horn. He married Dorotha Nell Ellis in Greenville July 6, 1938.
Mr. Horn was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was the co-owner of the original Horn Brothers Oil Company in Greenville.
Mr. Horn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. he also served on the Greenville Board of Development, the hospital board, and the YMCA Board.
He was a Mason and a Shriner, a member of the Rotary Club and Kiwanis, as well as other civic organizations.
Mr. Horn was awarded the Worthy Citizen Award and was an early advocate of the Multi-Sensory Learning Center in Greenville.
Suviving are one son, Rob Horn of Greenville; two sisters, Dorothy Nell Sharp of Plano and Kathie Philips of Greenville; and two grandsons, Robert L. Horn IV and Joseph Horn, both of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his wife in May 1988.
Max Busby, 63, of Lone Oak died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas following a long illness. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Dixon Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Clark officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born Jan. 11, 1937 in Lone Oak, he was the son of James and Lillian Payne Busby. He married Mollye Stephens in May 1959 in Lubbock.
He served in the U.S. Army. Living in Lone Oak for 32 years, Mr. Busby was a local businessman for 21 years and was retired from E- Systems.
He is survived by his wife of Lone Oak; a son and daughter-in-law, Preston "Pete" and Andi Busby of Lone Oak; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheri and Scott Brainard of Lone Oak and Lori and Brian Gibson of Greenville; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Shirley Busby of Keller; one sister and brother-in-law, Anna Lou and Mel Williams of Jasper; grandsons, Kyle Gibson, Ryan Brainard and Matt Chapman and granddaughters Stefani Gibson, Allana Busby, Alyssa Busby and Alexis Busby.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Preston Busby, Thomas Patterson, Charles Prim, Scott Mahand, Danny Bowman and Ray Jenkins. Sonny Baggett, David Scoggins and Arvel Shepard will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FARMERSVILLE - James Weldon Corley, 77, of Farmersville died Thursday. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Miller McClure officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born March 14, 1923 in Wylie, he was the son of Conrad and Maude McCormack Corley. He was a butane truck driver. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. Pride Lodge No. 228.
Mr. Corley is survived by a niece, Patricia Roff of Lewisville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
Elsie (Terry) Horton, 73, of Commerce died Thursday at Baylor Hospital of Garland. No services are planned.
Born January 19, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Rudolph and Olga Schultz Zimmer. She married Donal Horton in November 1945 in Chickasha, Okla. Mrs. Horton was a homemaker and a member of the Concord Baptist Church. She had lived in the Greenville area for 10 years.
She is survived by her husband of Commerce; two sons, Wallace Horton of Richland and Robert Horton of Red Oak; one daughter, Donna Tyler of Greenville; a brother, Raymond Zimmer of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one sister, and one son.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ina Bell Reeves, 89, of Greenville died Thursday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leslie Mills officiating. Burial is in Tidwell Cemetery.
Born Dec. 31, 1910 in Greenville, she was the daughter of Strom Franklin Williams and Minnie Sikes Williams. She married Claude Wilton Reeves July 29, 1929 in Durant, Okla.
A lifelong Greenville resident, Mrs. Reeves was a homemaker and a member of the Tidwell Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Billy Charles Reeves of Commerce, Buddy Reeves of Anderson, Mo., and J.W. Reeves of Greenville; five daughters, Linda Deaton, Peggy Holley, and Bettey Raney, all of Greenville, Patsy Reeves of Garland, and Ina Mae Prechtl of Muskegon, Mich.; two brothers, Elmo Williams and O.D. Williams, both of Greenville; a sister Flossie Cotner of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994, a son William Claude Reeves, three brothers and three grandchildren.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Ernest W. Baxter, 83, of Yantis died Wednesday evening at East Texas Medical Center in Quitman. No services are planned. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery.
The son of Ernest P. Baxter and Flossie Faye Poston, he was born Aug. 16, 1917 in Greenville. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a technical sergeant.
Mr. Baxter is survived by daughter Candace Younger of Las Vegas, Nev. and a sister, Wilma Jacobs of Pasadena.
A brother, Neal P. Baxter, preceded him in death.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
COMMERCE - Bryan Hale, 25, of Cumby died Tuesday in the Good Sheppard Medical Center in Longview. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Rev. Harvey Snyder and Rev. Richard Deteau officiating. Burial is in the Cumby Cemetery.
Mr. Hale was born Nov. 4, 1975, in Greenville; the son of Keith and Rena Fitzgerald Hale. He married Mistie Kay Fyke on May 31, 1997, in Campbell.
Mr. Hale was a digger operator for Texas Utility Construction and a member of the First Baptist Church of Cumby.
Surviving are his wife of Cumby; son, Taylor Hale of Cumby; mother of Cumby; father of Cumby; two sisters, Kelli Matlock of Commerce and Amy Collins of Lewisville.
Pallbearers are Shane Freeman, Jason Bailey, Chris Gilbert, Shannon Gaines, Craig Petty, John Colfax, Cody Dunn and Clemente Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are David Petty, Rickey Petty, Bobby Gafford, Heath Petty, John Hood and Charley Clampitt.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cumby Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.