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The Small Counties of Texas Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Texas Obituaries Collection - Hunt County - 150

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Date: Friday, 24 September 2010, at 6:12 p.m.

Larry Joe Mapps

Funeral services for Larry Joe Mapps are at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Bethel AME Church, with Dr. R.C. Williams officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.

Mr. Mapps died Friday in Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett.

He was born Aug. 6, 1955, in Greenville to Mentrail and Essie Lee Hoskins Mapps. He was a truck driver and a member of Bethel AME Church.

Survivors include his parents, of Greenville; his grandparents, Raymond and Rosie Anna Hoskins of Greenville and Hattie Craven of Dallas; a daughter, Reagan Mapps of Greenville; five brothers, Eric Mapps of Grand Prairie, Ray Mapps, Jay L. Mapps, Mentrail Mapps Jr. and Bryan Keith Mapps, all of Greenville; and three sisters, Lawanda Mapps, Debbie Smith and Karen Mapps, all of Greenville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

Mary McCreary

ROYSE CITY - Services for Mary Ruth McCreary are at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial is in Royse City Cemetery.

Miss McCreary died Sunday in Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett.

She was born Sept. 28, 1915, in Royse City to Walter M. and Mary Ettie Banks McCreary. She was retired from Kraft Foods and was a lifetime member of the Royse City church.

Survivors include a sister, Dorris Hobson of Royse City, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Floy Harris.

Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, One Medical Parkway, Dallas, 75234, or a favorite charity.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rest Haven Funeral Home.

Charles Prince

Funeral services for Charles E. Prince, 83, of Greenville will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Coker-Mathews Chapel with Michael Sutherland officiating.

A graveside service is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Ridgeview Memorial Park in McKinney.

Mr. Prince died Sunday in Briarcliff Health Center.

He was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Hunt County to Jesse Edward and Mattie Starkey Prince. He married Louise Sutherland on May 21, 1971, in Celeste. He was a retired teacher and administrator in Texas public schools, a Baptist, and a member of Bells Masonic Lodge for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, of Greenville; a son, Terry Prince of McKinney; a daughter, Sue Smythe of Arlington; a brother, Bill Prince of Granbury; three sisters, Edna Reisor and Ella Faye Lee, both of Greenville, and Marie Lee of Sulphur Springs; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Highland Terrace Baptist Church Building Fund.

Irene Smith

PLANO - A memorial service for Mrs. Irene Smith, 87, of Richardson is at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano with Rev. Joe Stabile officiating.

Graveside services are at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville.

Mrs. Smith died in her home Sunday.

She was born Nov. 19, 1910, in Lanius to Isham and Jessie McElrath Duke. She married Cloyd B. Smith on July 1, 1933, In Durant, Okla. She was a member of the Munger Place Methodist Church in Plano, and was a costume mistress at the Dallas Theater Center.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Vehslage of Richardson; a son, James Cloyd Smith of Dallas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Hospice Foundation of America, 777- 17th St., Suite 401, Miami Beach, Fla. 33139.

Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard has charge of arrangements.

Carlos Spearman

FARMERSVILLE - Funeral services for Carlos Ira Spearman, 85, are at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Ballard and Dr. Jeff Lethco officiating. Burial is in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mr. Spearman died Sunday in Farmersville.

He was born June 11, 1913, in Nevada to John Ora and Artie Myers Spearman. He married Juanita Murray on Nov. 5, 1938, in Greenville. He was a machinist and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Farmersville; a daughter, Peggy James of Farmersville; two sisters, Glenda Feagin and Hazel Douglas, both of Farmersville; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Spearman, in 1965.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today in Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

Lou Anderson

MOUNT PLEASANT - Lou Anderson, 51, of Mount Pleasant died Thursday in Little Rock. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at First Church of God in Christ with Elder A.C. Greenwood officiating. Burial is in West Side Cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson was born April 28, 1947, in Mount Pleasant. She was a member of the First Church of God in Christ.

Surviving are a son, Terry Anderson of Mount Pleasant; daughters, Nancy Russell of Denton and Ruby Anderson of California; brother, W.L. Police of Mount Pleasant; sisters, Johnnie Police of Houston., Mary Weatherall, Dorothy Police, Sarah Police, Johnnie Police and Lillie Police, all of Mount Pleasant; mother, Dixie Police of Mount Pleasant and three grandchildren.

Reeder-Davis Funeral home of Hughes Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Hallie Mason

TYLER - Hallie Mason of Tyler, 76, died Saturday in a Tyler nursing home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Burks-Walter-Tippit Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Davenport officiating. Burial is in Cathedral In The Pines.

She was born May 2, 1922, in Winona and a former Greenville resident for 25 years. She was a Tyler Commercial College graduate and a retired secretary from the City of Tyler. She also worked at Camp Fannin and E-Systems in Greenville.

Suriving are her husband, Floyd Mason of Tyler; son, Bob Mason of Kaufman; daughter, Judy Cooper of Henderson; two step-sons, Jim Mason of Raleigh, N.C. and Frank Mason of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Hazel Weeks and Hassell Cook, both of Tyler; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Laurel Clark, Kimberli Jones, Leslee Cooper, Chris Clark, Brandon Jones and Kory Parton.

Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Venita Gilbert

DALLAS - Services for Venita Hayes Gilbert, 88, of Mesquite, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Troy Suggs Funeral Home. Burial is in the Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

Ms. Gilbert died Friday in Mesquite.

She was born Feb. 9,1910, in Arlington to Luther Warren and Maggie Hayes. She was married to Jack K. Gilbert on April 11, 1936. She was a homemaker and a member of the Body of Christ Church.

Surviving are her two sons Tom Gilbert of Paris and Jim Gilbert of Greenville; daughter Wilda Moore of Dallas; and sisters Catherine Charles of Fort Worth and Atheline Terrell of Mesquite.

Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Troy Suggs Funeral Home.

Helen Glasscock

GREENVILLE - Helen Ruth Glasscock, 81, of Greenville died Saturday morning at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Mrs. Glasscock was born to James F. Greenwade and Lena Hise on July 16, 1916 in Floyd. She married Auva Glasscock on Nov. 4, 1933. She was a sales clerk and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She was also active in Hunt County Home Demonstration Clubs.

Survivors include her husband of Greenville; sons Gerald Glasscock of Wills Point and Billy Glasscock of Dallas; and daughters Sue Gibbs of Quinlan and Linda Strand of Greenville.

Pallbearers are grandsons.

Visitation is Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Barbara Wyrick

Services for Barbara Barbier Wyrick of Dunkirk, Ind., will be at MJS Mortuaries, DW Jones Chapel in Dunkirk on Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Buck Padilla officiating. Burial will be in Claycomb Cemetery in Redkey, Ind.

Mrs. Wyrick died Thursday in Dunkirk.

She was born Nov. 21, 1909, in Muncie, Ind., to Leon G. and Olive St. John St. John Barbier. She married Todd Lamar Wyrick in 1934. Mrs. Wyrick graduated from Dunkrik High School and Ball State Teachers College. She was a member of the National Federation of Republican Women and in 1986 received the national "Tribute to Women" award. She was also a member for more than 50 years and past matron of the Dunkirk Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, and the Dunkirk Research Club. She was, for more than 70 years, a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women of Dunkirk.

Surviving are daughters Judith Wyrick Abbott of Greenville and Phyllis L. Wyrick of Southfield, MI; a sister, Josephine Harshman of Muncie and a sister-in-law, Martha Steed of Albany, Ind. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Memorials mayh be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, Md., 20850.

Madison Baxter

PARIS - Services for Madison O. Baxter, 74, of the Pinhook Community, Lamar County, will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home, with Buddy Eddins officiating.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Baxter died at 1 p.m., Thursday at his residence.

He was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Paris to Jesse M. and Ruth O. Tackett Baxter. He attended public schools in Pinhook and Paris, and was a member of the Church of Christ. During World War II he was an airplane mechanic with the U.S. Air Corps in Burma, India and China. He married Tommie L. McIntosh on May 16, 1952, in Dallas.

At the age of 25 he became a metallurgist in Dallas, and joined Walker-McDonald in Greenville in 1959. Following retirement in 1990 he moved back to Pinhook.

Survivors include his wife, of Pinhook, two daughters, Phyllis Davis of Longview and Starla Bass of Pinhook; a son, Joe N. Baxter of Pinhook; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Meeks of Pinhook and Audrey Fleming of Kanawha; a brother, Roy Baxter of Richardson; a brother-in-law T.D. McIntosh; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Davis, Sam Bass, Jeremiah Bass, Justin Bass, Danny Tarkington and Jimmy Hickman.

Gladys Hardage

TERRELL - Gladys Hazel Hardage died in an Amarillo hospital Monday. Funeral services were Thursday at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Rosenquist officiating. Burial was in the Wieland Cemetery in Cash.

She worked for the Terrell State Hospital until her retirement. She lived most of her life in the Terrell area until moving to Amarillo in the 1980s.

Survivors include her husband, Billy F. Hardage of Amarillo; sons Fred D. Strickland of Amarillo and Vernon L. Strickland of Wills Point; two stepsons, Donnie Hardage of Mesquite and Ray Hardage; sister Lillian Connell; brother, Theo Johnson; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A son, Kenneth B. Strickland, preceded her in death.

Olga Henslee

FARMERSVILLE - Olga J. Henslee, 100, of Farmersville died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel of Farmersville with Mac Lafan officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 11, 1898 in Farmersville to Wilson and Reece Harwell Spain. She married Herbert Henslee in McKinney on Sept. 10, 1919. She was a retired dairy owner and grocer. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Farmersville.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Maggie Lackey

LEONARD - Funeral service for Maggie Kathleen Lackey, 50, of Duncanville are at 12 noon Saturday in the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard with with Catholic Deacons officiating. Burial is in the Burns Cemetery in Trenton.

She died Wednesday at her residence in Duncanville.

Born March 11, 1948 in Dallas, she was the daughter of Benjamin Albert Browning and Letha Eula Thurmond Browning. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville. She was a cashier for Red Bird Ford in Dallas. She married John Lackey on Aug. 11, 1967 in Dallas.

She is survived by her husband of Duncanville; her mother, Letha Gamel of Duncanville; daughters Wendy Murray, Sherry Collins and Denise Kaye, all of Duncanville; brothers Norman Gamel of Dallas and Willie Browning of Fort Worth and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Donnie Murray, Daniel Collins, James Browning, Jim Ed Browning, Cameron Gamel and Caleb Gamel.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Bessie Mason

FARMERSVILLE - Bessie Kale Mason, 101, died Wednesday in the Hinton Nursing Home in Farmersville. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church of Farmersville with Rev. Guy C. Ames and Rev. Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 16, 1896 in Fate, daughter of Jonas and Eva Kales. She and Earl Mason were married Dec. 20, 1914 in Fate. Mrs. Mason was a member of the First Methodist Church in Farmersville. She was a housewife.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Law Quinton Dodson; a sister, Dorothy Steele of Arlington and a brother, Henry Kale of Oregon.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

David Sampson

David A. Sampson, 70, of Greenville died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis French, Mark Sampson, and Roger England officiating. The family will have a private graveside service at Forest Park Cemetery prior to the memorial service.

The son of William H. Sampson and Ollie Samantha Ethridge, he was born Feb. 25, 1928 in the Dulaney Community in Hunt County. He married Carole Kees on March 18, 1952 in Dallas. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Mr. Sampson was a retired director of tests at E-Systems. He was a member of Pecan Grove Church.

Surviving are his wife of Greenville; three daughters, Steffani Powell of Burnet, Christina Styles of Fulton, Mo. and Leslie England of Greenville; a sister, Clarice Goode of Greenville and eight grandchildren.

His parents and five brothers preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers are Zach Reeder, Collin Styles, Jim Goode, Sonny Sampson, Mark Sampson, Rick Sampson and Wayne Sampson.

Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. today.

Zelease Wilkerson

Zelease Wilkerson of Greenville died Monday at her home. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastside Church of Christ with Maceal Nixon officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery.

She was born in Taylor, Ark. on Dec. 10, 1928 to Clinton and Roberta Taylor Dunbar. She married Billy Wilkerson in Chicago, Ill. in 1974. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Willie P. Turner of Muskegon, Mich.; two brothers, Wade Dunbar of Waldo, Ark. and Odell Dunbar of Lewisville, Ark.; four sisters, Zenobia Gray, Florine Hicks of Lewisville, Ark. Velma Kirksey of Argo, Ill; and Mary Jo Briggs of Greenville and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Cordell Dunbar, Eric Dunbar, Daniel Terry, Danny Terry, Felton Davidson and Edwin Dunbar.

Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James McCord

COMMERCE - James Samuel McCord, 86, of Commerce, died Wednesday. There is a graveside service at 3 p.m. today at Trinity Cemetery. Rev. Joel Harris will officiate.

The son of Joseph McCord and Vissie McKeithan McCord, he was born Sept. 13, 1911 in Grapevine. He and Johnny Ray Woods were married on Jan. 10, 1932 in Clovis, N.M.

He lived in Hutchins most of his life where he was an independent owner and operator in the trucking industry. He moved to Commerce in December 1995. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife of Commerce; two sons, Sam McCord of Commerce and Weldon McCord of Gainesville; two daughters, Maxine Sewell of Nocona and Barbara Ann Reed of Lancaster; two brothers, Ray McCord and Harold McCord, both of Hutchins; a sister, Helen Molinari of San Francisco, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Francis, Mildred and Oldine and two brothers, Joe and F.B.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund of Hutchins.

Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Reno

Ruby Montene Reno of Greenville died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.

She was born in Royse City on Sept. 10, 1913, the daughter of Lester Plez Weatherly and Marcia Lee Duvall Weatherly. She married Joe Bob Reno on Aug. 31, 1940 in Greenville. She was a member of North Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Robert Wade of Greenville; a brother, Murl Weatherly of Caddo Mills; sister, Bonnie Tucker of Clinton; sister and brother-in-law Jean and Ray Ard of Clinton; grandson and wife, Jeff and Amy Wade; granddaughter and husband Dena and Donald Polhans and great-grandchildren Justin Wade and Gareyson Polhans.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 16, 1988; three brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers are Jason Tucker, Dustin Baker, Steve Jones, Richard Baker, Sidney McCarthy and Clifton Smith.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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