LEONARD - Alyne Ruff, 87 of Leonard and formerly of Celeste, died Saturday at Leonard Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Lee officiating. Burial is at Celeste Cemetery.
Born Nov. 20, 1913 in Celeste, she was the daughter of Frank Henderson Aven and Sarah Pierson Aven.
She was retired from Hennington, Inc. and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Celeste.
She is survived by her husband, Orvil L. "Jack" Ruff of Leonard, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
FARMERSVILLE - Johnny Ray Cox, 84, of Farmersville died Friday. A graveside service is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Cemetery in Copeville. Rev. Bart Barber and Rev. Russell Moore will officiate at the service.
Born Aug. 15, 1916 in Nevada, he was the son of Joseph Arthur and May Philpott Cox. He married Estelle Laverne Oliver on June 9, 1934 in Copeville.
Mr. Cox served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a minister and was a member of First Baptist Church in Farmersville.
Surviving are his wife of Farmersville; a daughter, Connie Adams of Farmersville; two sons, Jerry Cox of Princeton and Donald Cox of Clarksville; brother Edgar Cox of Garland; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.
FARMERSVILLE - Robert Lee Cook, 85, of Dallas died Wednesday. There is a graveside service at 3 p.m. Saturday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
The son of Jesse Cook and Hallie Yeatts Cook, he was born May 12, 1915 in Josephine. On April 24, 1933 he married Wilma Sims Cook in Sherman.
Mr. Cook was the retired owner of Alwon Plumbing. He was a member of Highland Oaks Church of Christ in Dallas.
Surviving are his wife of Dallas; two daughters, Rheby Cook of Dallas and Vickey Chapman of Farmersville; sons Perry Joe Cook and Freddy Cook, both of Greenville; a sister, Edith Wooten of Ennis; brother Jerry Don Cook of Wichita Falls; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.
DALLAS - Jerry Cornelius, 68, of Dallas died Monday. A graveside service is set at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville with pastor Kirk Jonesofficiating.
He was born April 10, 1932 in Dallas to Clyde P. and Velma B. May Cornelius.
Mr. Cornelius was a police officer with the Dallas Police Department and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by a nephew, Michael Mooney of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and a cousin, Larry Cornelius of Quinlan.
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
LEONARD - Funeral services for Mollie Lou Macon, 92, of Leonard are at 2 p.m. today at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Wrenn and Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial is in the Leonard Cemetery.
Mrs. Macon died Wednesday in the Leonard Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 28, 1908 in Chalk Mountain, daughter of Will West and Annie Hamic West. She and Weldon Macon were married on March 3, 1925 in Greenville.
Mrs. Macon was an aide at the Leonard Nursing Home and was a member of the Leonard Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband of Leonard; a sister, Allene McClendon of Leonard and brother Tom West of Raymondville.
QUINLAN - Belinda C. Matheny, 33, of Forney, died Wednesday at her residence. Funeral services are at 4:30 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Ratliff officiating.
She was born in VanNuys, Calif. on Sep. 13, 1967, daughter of Roy and Anna Parrish.
Surviving are her father of Forney; a son, Steven Matheny of Quinlan; daughter Lora Matheny of Quinlan; a brother, Terry Parrish of Rowlett and a sister, Shannon Duncan of Quinlan.
Visitation is today until time of service.
BURLESON - Funeral services for Bobbie Henry, 50, were Wednesday afternoon in Guardian Funeral Home.
Mrs. Henry, a homemaker, died Sunday in Fort Worth.
She was born Oct. 28, 1950, to Davis and Nell McDonald.
Surviving are her husband of 16 years, Bob Henry of Burleson; a son, Jeff Wood of Chandler; daughter, Krysti Baxter of Burleson; her mother, Nell McDonald of Joshua; sisters, Donna Bost of Caddo Mills, Carolyn Kent of Grapeland and Jo Ellen McDonald of Joshua; one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her father, of Caddo Mills.
QUINLAN - Services for Billie Louise Terrell, 81, of Duncanville are at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Jones officiating. Burial is in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Quinlan.
Mrs. Terrell died Tuesday in Dallas.
She was born Nov. 26, 1919, in Hunt County to John and Katie Evens Vance. She was a grocery store checker and a Baptist.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Moore and Gene Moore; one daughter, Glenda Jennings; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoye Terrell, and one son, Harold Moore.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
FORT WORTH - Services for former Greenville resident Lois H. Thompson, 85, of Haltom City are at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service is at 1 p.m. in Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville.
Mrs. Thompson died Tuesday in a Fort Worth nursing home.
A homemaker, she was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Albert Thompson; grandchildren Janet Lynn Thompson, Debra S. Schoman, Johnny E. Thompson; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer, and sons Michael and Delmer E. Thompson.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home at 2301 N. Sylvania Ave.
George Beal Jr.
George E. Beal Jr., 72, of Greenville died Sunday at St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev. Don Dinwiddie officiating. Burial is in National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. at a later date.
The son of George E. Beal Sr. and Virginia Rose Dillon Beal, he was born Feb. 15, 1928 in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Joyce A. Womack on July 14, 1951 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mr. Beal served in the U.S. Air Force and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal during the Korean Conflict.
He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. Mr. Beal was a Consulting Engineer in Aircraft Systems (Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma). Mr. Beal was a member of the Quiet BirdMen, Antique Car Club, EAA, Horseless Carriage Club, Model T Ford Club, ARRL, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Surviving are his wife; sons and daughters-in-law William and Brenda Beal of Grand Prairie and Paul and Jennifer Beal of Fort Worth and two granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH), the Memorial Fund at St. Paul's Episcopal Church or to a charity of choice.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hick Beene, 97, of Greenville, died Tuesday morning at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Marvin Mosley and Rev. Tommy Weems officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.
Born Dec. 27, 1902 in Collin County, he was the son of William Emmett Beene and "Callie" Azalea Moore Beene. On Feb. 1, 1925 he married Eva Pearce in Greenville.
Mr. Beene was a farmer and a carpenter and was a member of Park Street Baptist Church.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Bettie and Dan Kesler of Greenville; a son-in-law, Herschel Moore of Greenville; a sister, Kate Walden of California; grandson and wife Rick and Tammy Houser; great-grandchildren Holli and Haley Houser; stepgrandchildren Brent and wife Jennie Kesler and Kellie Kesler and stepgreat-grandchildren Makenzie Kesler.
He was preceded in death by his wife on June 25, 1989; a daughter, Theda Moore on Sept. 15, 1980; four brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers are Herschel Moore, Don Kesler, Tod Nuckols, Jerry Tanner, Jason Tanner and Horice Graham.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
QUINLAN - Albert "Al" Meadows, 89, of West Tawakoni died Tuesday in Terrell. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
The son of Silas and Lou Ella Reynolds Meadows, he was born Sep. 5, 1911 in Dallas.
Surviving are a son, Paul Meadows of West Tawakoni and a brother, Robert Meadows of Justin.
His wife, Beatrice Meadows, preceded him in death in 1995.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
EMORY - David Stanley, 44, of Emory died Monday at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herschel Ramsey officiating. Burial is in Emory City Cemetery.
Born in Portland, Ore. on June 25, 1956, he was the son of Jimmy and Bonnie McKinnly Stanley. He married Betty Duke on Jan. 6, 1985 in Emory.
Mr. Stanley served in the U.S. Navy. He worked in maintenance for Raytheon Systems in Greenville. He was a Baptist and was a member of United Aerospace Workers at Raytheon.
Mr. Stanley was captain of the Emory Volunteer Fire Department in 1988 and was Fireman of the Year for four years.
Surviving are his wife of Emory; two sons, Joshua Stanley and Michael Stanley, both of Emory and a daughter Alicia Novak of Carrollton.
Pallbearers are Howard Emig, Ed Emig, Todd Brumit, Steve Shedd, Kerry Newsom and Mickey Cooper. Members of the VFD are honorary pallbearers.
WILLS POINT - Jesse C. Tyler of Blue Haven Estates in the Lake Tawakoni area of Hunt County, died Sunday in a Terrell hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Dr. Gene Lindsey officiating. Burial is in White Rose Cemetery.
The son of Jess Andrew Tyler and Winnie Sisson Tyler, he was born Aug. 26, 1927 in Goodnight. He attended Wylie and Tuscola High Schools. On May 18, 1946 he married Geraldine White in Abilene.
Mr. Tyler was a Baptist. He had been employed as a butcher at Best for Less Grocery in Dallas and had lived in the Wills Point-Lake Tawakoni area for 20 years.
Surviving are his wife of Wills Point; son Jimmy Craig of Abilene; daughter Linda Kay Donahoo of Plano; a brother, Robert D. Tyler of Abilene; sister Betty Scott of Abilene; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.