Graveside services for Maxine Pedersen, 82, of Greenville, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating. She died Friday at a local hospital.
Born in Lavon on July 13, 1915, she was the daughter of W. M. Patterson and Bessie Boyd. She married M. J. (Pete) Pedersen in 1939. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian.
She is survived by a brother, Boyd Patterson of Rockwall; sisters Bayne Dittrich of Greenville, Jan Crawford of Greenville and Mary Kay Wilson of Dallas and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 12, 1984; a sister, Ona Hudson and brothers Ben Patterson and Paul Patterson.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
VERONA - Services for Faye McTee, 70, of Verona, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Verona Baptist Church with Rev. Don Garner and Rev. Troy Corzine officiating. Burial will be in the Verona Cemetery. She died Friday at a Sherman hospital.
Born in Desert on June 29, 1927, she was the daughter of Horace and LeRon Garner Mullican. She married Johnnie McTee in Van Alstyne on Aug. 17, 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of Verona Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Johnnie McTee of Verona; daughters Juiquitta Morris of Princeton and Dianna Bratcher of Farmersville; son Nathan McTee of Blue Ridge; sisters Oleta Skinner of Trenton and Bonita Sharp of Lubbock; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Blue Ridge which is in charge of arrangements.
HOUSTON - Services for Raymond E. "Gene" Greer, 81, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Rev. Harry McDaniel and Mr. Andrew Gibson officiating. Burial will be Brookside Memorial Park. He died Thursday in Houston.
Born in Greenville on Oct. 16, 1916, he was the son of Morris and Mabel Greer. He moved to Houston on July 4, 1937. He married Ethel Engelking in April of 1938. He was employed by Houston Lighting and Power and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 66.
He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II, was a member of Oak Forest Masonic Lodge #1398 AF & AM.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Greer; son, Raymond E. Greer II; daughter Mary Gibson; brother Kenneth C. Greer; sister Ruby Dinsmore; four grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
PIKE - Services for Tommy Earl Fry, 70, of Pike, will be 2 p.m. Monday in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. D. Horton officiating. Burial will be in Pike Cemetery. He died Friday in Bonham.
Born in Pike on June 6, 1927, he was the son of Charles Leland Fry and Gertrude Mae Markham Fry. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Pike Baptist Church.
He is survived by sisters Nelda Fails of Sulphur Springs, Betty Stevens of Midlothian, Alyne Kennedy of Bryan and Patsy Rabjohn of Farmers Branch and brothers Harvey Fry of Houston and Tim Fry of Pike.
Blue Ridge Masons will serve as pallbearers.
LEONARD - Graveside services for Don Ray Bishop, 64, of Celeste, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Ridge Cemetery with Rev. James Ralson officiating.
He died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
Son of Jesse Ray Bishop and Lanora Pearl Burke Bishop, he was born Jan. 17, 1934 in Celeste. He was a Baptist. Mr. Bishop worked for the MKT Railroad.
He is survived by a son, Dana Bishop of Garland and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.
LEONARD - Graveside services for Albert Childress, 79, of Blue Ridge, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Morgan Malone will officiate.
Mr. Childress died Thursday in the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bonham.
He was born Dec. 3, 1918 in Celeste, son of Charlie C. Childress and Belle Bradford Childress. He married Odell Payne on Nov. 9, 1942 in Greenville. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945; he was overseas for three years and in combat for two years. He was a prisoner of war in Germany from June 19, 1944 to May 3, 1945 and was in the Death March through Germany.
Mr. Childress was a farmer and rancher. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by daughters Linda Childress and Brenda Ewton, both of Blue Ridge; a sister, Elizabeth McCloud of Farmersville and one grandson.
His wife preceded him in death March 24, 1973.
Pallbearers will be Junior Hyatt, Billy Bob Bunch, Sonny McCarley, Norvel Prater and Robert Childress.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.
Sammie Joe Cuba
GLADEWATER - Funeral services for Sammie Joe Cuba, 51, of Dallas, formerly of Greenville are at 11 a.m. today at Shiloh C.O.G.I.C., Greenville, with Rev. Larry Crosby officiating. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery in Gilmer.
He died Wednesday in a Dallas hospital.
He was born Nov. 16, 1946 in Gilmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Cuba was a truck driver.
Survivors include his mother, Jean Davis of Greenville; five sons, Pierre Matthew, Blake Henderson, Cedric Henderson, Don Cuba and Sammie Cuba, Jr., all of Dallas; five daughters, Sammarion Matthews, Cicely Matthews, Sametria Cuba, Linda Cuba and Alexis Olds, all of Dallas; five sisters, Katie Henderson of Greenville, Shirley Daniels of Dallas, Sarah Elder, Marilyn Hawley and Sandra Clay, all of Gladewater; two brothers, Pete Hardeman and Norris Hardeman, both of Dallas and 12 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church in Greenville.
Dearion & Davis Funeral Parlor of Gladewater is in charge of arrangements.
FARMERSVILLE - Bob Blackwood of Farmersville died Wednesday in McKinney. Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church in Farmersville at 11 a.m. Saturday with Dr. Jeff Lethco and Rev. Woody Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the Farmersville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Son of Arthur and Mary Herndon Blackwood, he was born July 25, 1943 in Farmersville, Calif. He married Ellen Langenberg in Missouri on May 26, 1966. He was owner of Blackwood Spur Company. Mr. Blackwood was a member of First Baptist Church in Farmersville.
Surviving are his wife of Farmersville; a daughter, Sonja Broderick of South Carolina; sons Robert Lee Black Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., Don Simon of Polo, Mo., Bob Arthur Blackwood of Garland and George Lewis Blackwood of McKinney; his mother, Mary Kayser of Troy, Mo.; sisters Rosella Johnson of Tennessee, and Ruth Knisley, Linda Coley, Bonnie Bruning, Lena Langenberg and Myrtle Link, all of Troy, Mo.; a brother, Eddie Blackwood of Troy, Mo. and nine grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.
COMMERCE - Orbie Lee "Tommy" Rimmer, 89, of Commerce died Thursday at Northeast Medical Center in Bonham. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jones-Walker Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce with Bill Hazelip officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 25, 1908 in Arbelia to Walter Speed and Della Taylor. She married Lester Rimmer in China Grove on June 6, 1932. She was a teacher, housewife and farmer.
Surviving are her husband of Commerce and a daughter, Faye Rimmer of Dallas.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MUSKOGEE, OKLA. - Ronald "Bud" Ruth, 80, of Muskogee, Okla. died Wednesday at his home. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Connell Ghormley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
He was born March 30, 1917 to Guy and Carrie Ruth in Wellington, Kansas where he was raised and educated. He married Virginia Neff on Aug. 18, 1939 near Wichita, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He then made his home in Oklahoma City, Okla. before moving to Muskogee in 1950. Mr. Ruth was an eastern Oklahoma representative for Blue Cross Insurance where he worked for 35 years. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church, serving on the official board and teaching Sunday School. He did volunteer work for the American Red Cross and was active in the Lions Club, being a charter member of the Evening Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife of Muskogee; a daughter, Marsha Jones of Edmond, Okla.; a son, Bill Ruth of Greenville; a sister, Naida Banister of Wichita, Kansas; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Gwen Crellin and a brother, Robert Ruth.
Pallbearers will be Royal Allen, Morris Caves, John Covington, Basil Green, Franz Haley and Virgil Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be The Monday Morning Men's Bible Study Group.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Muskogee.
Foster Petering Funeral Home of Muskogee is in charge of arrangements.
FARMERSVILLE - Mrs. Allyne Stewart, 99, of Farmersville, died Wednesday at Presbyterian Village in Dallas. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville. There will be a memorial service at First Methodist Church in Farmersville at 11 a.m. with Rev. Doug Miller and Rev. Jim Gatlin officiating.
She was born in Farmersville on Jan. 5, 1899 to Nathan and Lula West Wilcoxson. She married Y.D. Collie Stewart. Mrs. Stewart was a bookkeeper. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Farmersville.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Colleen Aycock Hager of Dallas; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.
Norman W. Taylor Jr.
SAN ANTONIO - Norman W. Taylor Jr., 41, of San Antonio, died Tuesday. There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Madison Square Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Ilene Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville at 3 p.m. Sunday.
He was born in New Jersey on April 16, 1956 to Norman W. Taylor Sr. and Beverly Swank Taylor. He lived in Greenville for several years where his father was a minister. He had lived in San Antonio for 30 years and worked for H.E.B. for seven years.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Norman and Lanelle Taylor of San Antonio; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Pete Taylor of Ft. Collins, Colo., Jon and Stephanie Taylor of Denton and Paul and Wendy Taylor of Washington and niece, Morgan Taylor of Denton.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Memorials may be made to Settlement Home for Children, 1600 Peyton Gin Road, Austin, Tx. 78758.
Porter Loring Mortuary of San Antonio is in charge of arrangements.
EMORY- Clinton Trimble of Emory died Wednesday at Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Emory Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Trimble and Rev. J.M. Barksdale will officiate. Burial will be in Emory City Cemetery.
He was born in Fort Worth on March 29, 1909 to Moses Elbert and Oma Carolyn Slider Trimble. He married Dollie Luckett on Sept. 4, 1926 in the Flats community. He was a farmer and a carpenter. Mr. Trimble was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of Emory; sons Billy Trimble of Point, Floyd Trimble of Dallas, Jimmy Trimble of Irving and Leo Trimble of Big Sandy; two daughters, Wanda Traylor of Emory and Sandra Stone of Emory; a brother, Archie Stuart of Brackettville; two sisters, Juanita Lyles of Dallas and Alma Hays of Wylie; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be David Traylor, Gary Stone, Randy Traylor, Bobby Trimble, Keith Trimble and Jerry Stone. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Terry Stone and Curtis Trimble.
Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of arrangements.
Justin Calab Cartzman, formerly known as Timothy Goodale, of Greenville died Tuesday at his residence. No funeral services are planned. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home
He was born Dec. 14, 1960 in Kansas City, Mo. to Lee Vernon Goodale and Audry Marney Goodale. He was director of sales and marketing for Holiday Inn.
Survivors include best friend, Anthony Scott Davis of Greenville; a stepson, Randy Sandusky of Missouri; a stepdaughter, Andrea Sandusky of Oklahoma; two brothers, Rodger Goodale and Donny Marney, both of Missouri; and seven sisters, Charlotte Powell of Greenville, Virginia Allen of Texas, Sue Clark, and Patsy Butts, Lula Troxell, Barbara Brown and Vickie Cook, all of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ron Brazeal and a sister, Laughvon Troxell.