MARSHALL - Alan Blaker Cherry, 47, of Marshall died Saturday in the Marshall Regional Medical Center. Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Travis Street Chapel of Sullivan Family Funeral Home with Rev. James Wilkins officiating.
Mr. Cherry was born Sept. 22, 1953, in Cumberland; the son of Phillip Alexander and Muriel Shoaholtzer Cherry. He married Jan Elaine Zimmerman on Aug. 31, 1979, in Hurst.
Mr. Cherry was a machinist in the oil field industry and a member of the Lone Oak Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Marshall; sons, Marshall Cherry and Addison Cherry, both of Marshall; sister, Cheryl Brown of Wills Point; brothers, Dr. Michael Cherry and David Cherry, both of Waskom; and mother and step-father, Muriel and Glenn Swisher of Karnack.
He was preceded in death by his father.
CASH - Mary Jane Johnson, 61, of Quinlan died Sunday. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Vansickle Baptist Church with Roger Ratliff and Bill Fondren officiating. Burial is in Wieland Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Muskogee, Okla.; the daughter of Dudley L. and Elsie Mulley Henneha.
She was a member of the Vansickle Baptist Church and the WMU at the church.
Surviving is her husband, Jerry Johnson, of Quinlan.
Pallbearers are Jim Elliott, George Mayfield, Joe Schutz, Calvin Lilly, Eulus Smith and Woddy Cranfill.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Billie Frances Long, 70, of Scurry died Sunday at her residence. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Kerry Poole and niece Janie Chaney officiating.
Mrs. Long was born March 30, 1930, in Caddo Mills; the daughter of Charley and Lillian Dickson Warren. She was married to Clifford Long on Sept. 13, 1952, in Greenville.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Cobb of Scurry; brothers, John Warren of Longview, Edgar Warren of Altus, Okla. and Joe Warren of Greenville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Oleta Fay Haynes Stacy, 72, of Dallas died Saturday at Baylor Medical Center, following a battle with cancer. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Brigham Cemetery in Campbell.
Mrs. Stacy was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Lone Oak; the daughter of Walter and Nora Haynes. She was a home care nurse and a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Cynthia Stacy of Mesquite; grandsons, Jeff Stacy and Chad Cagni, both of Garland, and Sean Stacy and Cord Cagni, both of Richardson; cousins, James Boswell of Brownwood, Weldon Bosqell of Cash, Troy Haynes of Lone Oak and Dale Haynes of Garland.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
COMMERCE - Stella Mae White, 91, of Fairlie died Saturday in Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral servicves are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pemberton Funeral Home with David Gibson officiating. Burial is in Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie.
Mrs. White was born Aug. 30, 1909, in Fawn Grove, Miss.; the daughter of Mark and Ada Moore Duvall. She was married to Roy Lee White on July 12, 1924, in Commerce.
Mrs. White attended public school in Mississippi and moved to Hunt County in 1924. She lived in the Fairlie community for 65 years. She was a member of the Commerce Church of Christ.
Surviving are a daughter, Maudine Bishop of Fairlie; son, Roy Louis White of Commerce; son-in-law, Truitt Bishop of Fairlie; four grandchildren, Ronnie and Susan Bishop, Ken Bishop and Stacy White; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; granddaughter, Mandy White; daughter-in-law, Maisie White; three sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers are Lewis Simpson, Second McQueary, Chip Nicholson, Bob Isaacs, George Raynes and Ronnie Peacock. Honorary pallbearers are Hubert Crowell, G.O. Boucher and Harold Wayne Burt.
Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BURLESON - Services for O.D. Adair, 80, will be at 2 p.m. today in Hallmark Baptist Church in Fort Worth, with burial in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.
Mr. Adair died Wednesday in his home here.
He was born May 10, 1920, to Jesse W. and Viola Pearl Weldon Adair in Lone Oak. He attended Miller Grove School and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from East Texas State Teachers College. He met his wife, Freda Glen Pommerening, in Commerce and they were married for 50 years. During World War II he was a pharmacist's mate in the U.S. Navy.
He and his wife taught in public schools in Ennis, Falfurrias, Big Springs, San Angelo and Fort Worth. He also taught drafting at Arlington State College and was a counselor at O.D. Wyatt High School. He was a member of Hallmark Baptist Church, a Mason and a member of Toastmasters.
Survivors include a daughter, Sondra Kay Adair of Corpus Christi; a brother, Lewis Adair of Arkansas, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife and three siblings, Lloyd Adair, J.B. Adair and Arvenia Adair Pickle.
Services are under the direction of Mountain Valley Funeral Home, Burleson.
DALLAS - A wake for Mack Quilla Leftridge, 100, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Singing Hills Funeral Chapel. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Monday, in the chapel.
Burial will be in DFW National Cemetery.
Mr. Leftridge, a longtime resident of Wolfe City, died Dec. 13 at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas.
He was born Jan. 2, 1900, to Simon and Cora Pruitt Leftridge of Ladonia. He was a veteran of World War I and World War II., and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ladonia.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice; six children, Jerline of Houston, Virginia of Dallas, Larry of Wolfe City, Vernon of Dallas, Charles of Haywood, Calif., and Billy of Wolfe City; a brother, L.C. Leftridge of Dallas; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Betty Pierce Wells, 70 of Greenville died Saturday at her residence. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Aldersgate Church with Mr. John Prestridge, Rev. Jerry Speight, and Rev. Benny Chaffin officiating. Burial is at Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in New Boston, Nov 8, 1930, she was the daughter of Curtis Hendley and Mary Simpson Hendley. Her step-father was Robert L.King.
She married Leland D. Pierce Dec. 25, 1949 in Rockwall. She married John Wells on May 13, 1977 in Greenville.
Mrs. Wells was a Registered Nurse and served on the hospital board of Citizens/Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. She was a member of the Aldersgate Church.
Survivors are her husband, John Wells of Greenville; two daughters, Rebecca Witt of Hugo, Okla., and Laura Johnson of Greenville; a brother, Jack C. Hendley of Garland; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leland D. Pierce, and by her parents.
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LEONARD - Services for Barbara Ann Wood, 65, of Dallas will be at 1 p.m., Monday, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Eddie Frazier officiating.
Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery.
Mrs. Wood died Dec. 15 in Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
She was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Bailey, to Zac and Bessie Peebles Vaughn. She married Charles Wood. She was a Baptist and a housewife.
Survivors are her husband, of Dallas; a son, Zackie Lynn Wood of Arlington; daughters Basheba Ann Epperson of Nevada and Misty Marlanda Beal of Dallas; sisters Jean Zachary of Gainesville, Mildred Townsend of Sherman, Jimmie Carter of Balch Springs, Letha Valliant of Greenville, Faye Labonne of Van Alstyne; brothers Clyde Vaughn of Hurst, Claude Vaughn of Sherman, A.L. Vaughn of Duncanville, Jack Vaughn of Granbury and Ray Liner of Denison; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
COMMERCE - Vikki Jo Talley, 48, of Commerce died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital in Commerce. Funeral services are11 a.m. Monday at Jones Memorial Chapel. Burial is at Horton Cemetery.
Born June 7, 1952 in Hunt County, she was the daughter of Marvin Moreland and Ruth Abbott Moreland. Mrs. Talley was a restaurant manager.
Survivors are parents Ruth and James Wilson of Commerce; two daughters, Kelli Talley of Commerce, and Shani Talley of Point; two brothers, Bobby Moreland of Paris, and Larry Moreland of Martin Springs; one sister Judy Mills of Saltillo; 2 granddaughters, Logan and Brooklyn Talley of Commerce; an Aunt, Kanna Lou Arnold of Ft. Worth; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. today at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home in Commerce.
Services for Louis T. Blanton, 84, of Greenville are at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ridgecrest Baptist Church, with Dr. David Stubblefield and Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mr. Blanton, formerly of the Daugherty community, Emory and Decatur, died Tuesday evening in Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
He was born Oct. 9, 1916, in the Daugherty community in Rains County to Oscar T. and Mattie Louise Perryman Blanton. He married Pauline "Polly" Giles on Sept. 3, 1939, in Emory.
Mr. Blanton received a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in 1940 and an M.S. degree in 1948, also from TAMU.
Mr. Blanton was a vocational agriculture teacher for 41 years, 27 of those at Greenville High School. He developed veterinary medicine and rabies vaccinations in the 1940s in Wise County.
He and his wife were charter members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. He was a member of Golden K's Kiwanis Club, A&M Booster Club and Greenville Retired Teachers Association as well as a leader in the local and state FFA.
Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law Marilyn and Tommy McPhillips of Clear Lake City and Sharron and Ron Kifer of Richardson; grandchildren, Kerri and Ken Zschappel of Clear Lake City, Jennifer and Jessika Kifer of New York City, Koyt Kifer of Old Miss University in Oxford, Miss., Kullen Kifer at the University of Texas in Austin; great-grandchildren Melanie, Scott and Abigail Zschappel of Clear Lake City; and one sister, Arthella B. Abercrombie.
He was preceded in death by his wife on May 4, 2000, and brothers Virble Blanton and Gerald Blanton.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Koyt Blanton Kifer, Kullen Paul Kifer, Kenneth Allen Zschappel, Ronnie Green, Howard Jacobs, S.L. Anderson. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
QUINLAN - Stephen James Hall, 38, of Quinlan died Tuesday in Quinlan. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quinlan Lybrand Funeral Home Chapel with M.J. Karns officiating. Burial is in Poteau, Okla.
Born in Englewood, Calif., he was the son of Carl and Velta Holt Hall.
Mr. Hall was employed by Jump King of Dallas.
He is survived by his wife Michelle Hall of Quinlan, his parents, two daughters, Stephanie Hall and Destinny Francis; three sons, Cris Hall, Antoney Williams, and Kendall Francis; and his grandparents Opel Holt and Mary Hall.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.
LEONARD - Druman Scott Jinkins, 81, of Leonard died Wednesday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home. with Rev. Charles Wrenn and Rev. James Henry officiating. Burial is in Leonard Cemetery.
Mr. Jinkins was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Klondike; the son of Williams Sid and Margaret Ellen Jinkins. He married Lula Claborn on Sept. 16, 1939.
Surviving are his wife of Leonard; daughters and son-in-law, Shirley Ralston of Forney and Brenda and Derl Morrison of Greenville; grandchildren, Byron and Melinda Fugitt of Cedar Creek Lake, Drunette and Bill Krivyanik of Rockwall, Sherri and Tom Felkel and Travis and Jody Morrison, all of Greenville, Stacey and Lance Simpson of Celeste, and Amy and Gary Alvarado of Forney; 26 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Wanda Jinkins of Borger; and sister, Olene Thorton of Leonard.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Grandsons are pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.