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Texas Obituaries Collection - Hunt County - 151

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Date: Friday, 24 September 2010, at 6:13 p.m.

Norman Wallace

FARMERSVILLE - Norman E.A. Wallace, 74, of Garland died Tuesday at Baylor Hospital of Garland. Graveside services are at 1 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville with Rev. Blake Switzer officiating.

He was born May 26, 1924 in Blue Ridge to Claude Monroe and Etta Smith Wallace. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Wallace was a paint contractor. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are five sisters, Mary Williams of Garland, Betty Laurence of Dallas, Ann Rose of Mesquite, Phoebe Bean of Denton and Clara Hanna of Jacksonville, Fla. and a brother, Amon Wallace of Garland.

Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

Beula Evans

COMMERCE - Beula May Evans, 89, of Dallas, died Monday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Cliff, Dallas, with Rev. David Kuykendall officiating. Burial is at 4:30 p.m. in Rosemound Cemetery.

The daughter of Hous Vaughn and Effie Haddox Vaughn, she was born Feb. 21, 1909 in Hopkins County. She married Ernest Evans on Jan. 29, 1932 in Commerce. She was a farmer's wife until she moved to Dallas; she then worked at Oak Cliff Bank and Trust until her retirement. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Cliff.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas; a daughter, Martha Feldman of Dallas; brothers Delbert Vaughn of Cleburne, E.T. Vaughn of Schulenburg and Lawrence Vaughn of Corpus Christi; sisters Lois Hudson of Briscoe, Margie Meadows of Wheeler, Susie Fulks of Amarillo and Vada Vance of New Mexico and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Jack Mays, Murray Hardy, Bill Hyde, Jim Willis, Virgil Yarborough, Cecil Smith and J.C. Dawson.

Donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Cliff, 1822 West Tenth Street, Dallas, 75208.

Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Cliff.

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Harrison

BLUE RIDGE - Billy Edward Harrison, 66, of Blue Ridge, died Tuesday at his residence. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge with John Connor officiating. Burial is in the Blue Ridge Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 11, 1931 in Boswell, Okla. to Lela Gilmore Harrison and B.W. Harrison. He and Margrain Martin were married Sept. 10, 1949 in Farmersville. He was a warehouse manager for Risistol Hats.

Surviving are his wife of Blue Ridge; two daughters, Patricia Jeffery of Blue Ridge and Judy Wiggins of Westminister; five sons, Vogal Harrison of Blue Ridge, Kennith Harrison and William Harrison of Trenton, Ronnie Harrison of Garland and Dean Harrison of Marshall; four brothers, John Harrison of Garland, Vogal Harrison of Klondike, Joel Harrison of Honey Grove and Cleburne Harrison of Marietta; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

Alton Jordan

MARSHALL - Alton Vester Jordan, 92, of Marshall, died Tuesday at Marshall Manor Nursing Home. There is a graveside service at 3 p.m. Thursday at Memoryland Memorial Cemetery in Greenville with Dr. Pat Day officiating.

Born July 30, 1905 in Wieland, he was the son of John Foster Jordan and Elizabeth Emma Adams Jordan. He attended Greenville schools and received his masters degree from East Texas State University.

Mr. Jordan married Rogene Rice on June 10, 1929 in Commerce; she preceded him in death August 1983. On Dec. 22, 1984 he married T-9-C Smith Ponder in Marshall. He was a school administrator for 40 years, retiring from the Karnack School system where he was superintendent for 20 years. He was also superintendent at Waskom, Karnack, Winnsboro and Alba.

Mr. Jordan was a member of the State Teachers Association for 50 years, a member of the Marshall Masonic Lodge No. 22, Eastern Star No. 356, a former member of the Karnack Lions Club and a former member of the Waskom Lion's Club. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife of Marshall; a stepson and wife, Bill R. and Ikuko of Summer, Wash.; nieces and nephew Wanda and John Gray of Tatum and Gradylene Pate of Woodville; sister-in-law, Helen Moyle of Sulphur Springs and a godchild, Jordan Sinclair of Longview.

Pallbearers are Cleveland Heard, James E. Taylor, Gid Terry, Richard Ellis, Paul Hintz and Clarence Palmer with alternates Clarence Wood and Dell McCrary. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. J.C. Gullion, J.L. Mattox, R.V. Greer, C.E. Dyson, members of Asbury Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church of Marshall and members of ALR Sunday School Class at Wesley United Methodist Church of Greenville.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Marshall.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall.

Joseph Nerwich

FARMERSVILLE - Joseph L. Nerwich, 89, of McKinney died Monday. There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville with Dr. Jeff Lethco officiating.

He was born in Montreal Quebec, Canada on June 30, 1908, son of Hyman Phillip and Mabel Florence Edy Nerwich. He married Frances Lea on Feb. 13, 1930 in Yuma, Ariz. He was a pilot and owned and operated a charter airline service and a pilot training school in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie of Farmersville; grandchildren Bill Nerwich of Farmersville, John and Kay Nerwich of Farmersville and Kay Washington of Linden and a great-grandson, Ryan Nerwich.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Farmersville or a charity of choice.

Willia Scarberry

COMMERCE -Willia Mae Scarberry, 61, of Commerce died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shiloh Cemetery in Klondike with Rev. Dennis Martin officiating.

She was born Oct. 11, 1936 in Telephone to Elmer Ray Shirley and Claudia Fay Barnes Shirley. She was a retired seamstress with H.D. Lee Co.

Survivors include sons Charles Scarberry of Kansas and Kenneth Scarberry of Commerce; a daughter, Cathy McCullough of Dallas; brothers Charlie Shirley of Grand Prairie and Elmer W. Shirley of Commerce; three sisters, Rachel Grace of Paris, Neoma Archie of Oklahoma and Jo Ann Lawson of Cooper; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Travis Shirley; a sister, Nettie Cooper and a grandchild, Sky Marie Potter.

Pallbearers will be Cloyce Robnett, Billy Winkle, Ricky Reagan, Billy Jack Shirley, Kenny Scarberry Jr. and Robert McCullough.

Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

Bernice Poe

Bernice Poe of Greenville died Sunday at her residence. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tidwell Cemetery. Rev. Kirk Jones will officiate.

Born March 5, 1920 in Greenville, she was the daughter of Clem L. Parish and Altie Eldridge Parish. She and Otis Poe were married in Dallas. Mrs. Poe retired from Mary of Puddin Hill. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by two brothers, Harrell Parish of Mesquite and C.L. Parish of Tyler; a sister, Irene Petty of Greenville and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, James Poe.

Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.

Marie Thompson

HONEY GROVE - Marie Roan Thompson, 89, of Honey Grove died Saturday at the Honey Grove Nursing Home. Funeral services are at the First Christian Church in Commerce at 11 a.m. today with Rev. Kevin Hollewell officiating. Burial is in Forest Park East Cemetery in Houston.

She was born Sept. 20, 1908 in Wheeler County, the daughter of Jess J. Roan and Ida Louella Smith Roan. She married Emory Earl Thompson on June 8, 1946 in Corpus Christi. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1963.

Mrs. Thonmpson graduated from East Texas State Teachers College with a masters degree and taught in Texas Public Schools for 44 years.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gama, Retired Teachers Association, Luncheon Club of Commerce, Needle Club of Commerce and Christian Woman Fellowship. She was a member of First Christian Church of Commerce.

Surviving are three sisters, Varina Roan Richer of Kenedy, Francis Roan Zinsitz of Cedar Park and Evelyn Roan Stern of San Antonio; two brothers, J.J. Roan of Victoria and Dr. John Lewis Roan of Weatherford.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie Roan Featherstone and Virginia Roan Azwell.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home of Honey Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Whytus

Helen Ruth Whytus of Greenville died Sunday at Dallas Baylor Medical Center. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eastside Church of Christ with Maceal Nixon officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery.

The daughter of Will and Alberta Whaley Patterson, she was born May 17, 1925 in Greenville. She and Guy Cecil Whytus were married in Greenville in 1946. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Whytus was a member of Eastside Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, William Cecil Whytus of Greenville; a daughter, Dimetrous Nixon of Greenville; a sister, Willie R. Williams of Waco; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Victor Derrick, Vinson Derrick, Tom Derrick, Elbert Jones, Jackie Johnson and Alan Mason.

Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Duffey Jr.

Andrew "Soul" Duffey Jr., 43, of McKinney died Wednesday in a McKinney hospital. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lively Hill Church of God in Christ in McKinney with John Ellis officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.

Mr. Duffey was born Aug. 24, 1954, in Josephine; the son of Andrew Sr. and Zephia Hayes Duffey. He was a member of the Lively Hill GOCIC.

Surviving are his fiancee, Antronette Davis of McKinney; mother, Zephia Porch of McKinney; three sons, Sirfunnell Duffey of Plano, Gary Davis of McKinney and Darrell Freemon of Louisiana; five daughters, Melinda Davis, Samantha Davis and Charlene Davis, all of McKinney; Tina Duffey of Lafayette, La. and Angie Freemon of Louisiana; four brothers, Bobby Porch, Terry Porch, Lindell Sears and Bobby Sears, all of McKinney; seven sisters, Lois Brown of Henderson, Teresa Burnom, Martha Munguit, Delores Porch, Lisa Porch and Zephia Hickson, all of McKinney, and Connie Isguitusi of Irving; grandmother, Lucille Hayes of McKinney; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers are James Burnom, Bobby Porch, James Jeffrey, Nathaniel Jeffrey, Ervin Hickson and Eli Brown.

Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Lively Hill GOCIC.

Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of the arrangements.

Autumn Templin

FRISCO - Autumn Templin, 16, of Frisco, died Friday in Sherman. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brown's Funeral Chapel in Atoka, Okla. with Loyd Thomas officiating. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Frisco with Jim Pybum officiating.

Miss Templin was born June 24, 1981, in McKinney; the daughter of Billy and Laurie Collinsworth Templin. She was a senior at Frisco High School and was active in the band and art club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Frisco.

Surviving are her mother, Laurie Carter of Frisco; father, Billy Templin of Atoka; grandparents, Toni McCann of Greenville, Cherry Templin of Dallas and Jackie Collinsworth of Royse City; and a great-grandmother, Doris Woods of Atoka.

Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Atoka.

Cantrell Funeral Home of Frisco is in charge of local arrangements.

William West

William Odis West, 85, of Greenville died Saturday at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Park Street Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Wyatt, Rev. Melvin Pearce and Jim Tenery officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.

Mr. West was born July 27, 1912, in Hill County; the son of James Lewis and Ella Kuhn West. He married Viola Cook on Aug. 26, 1933, in Greenville. He was retired from Johnson County Rural Electric Association and was a member of Park Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law, Glynda and Kyle Young of Garland; grandson, Kerry Young of Garland; brother, Frank West; and sisters, Mae Priddy of Whitney, Mary Petty of Brownwood, Virgie Brewer of Llano and Ginny Nelson of Marble Falls.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and his step-mother, Weddie Upchurch West.

Pallbearers are Robert Upchurch, Gary Cook, Mark Partlow, Don Cook, Dean Priddy and Michael Davis. Honorary pallbearers are the men's Sunday School class and deacons of Park Street Baptist Church.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Delia Cathey

CADDO MILLS - Delia Adams Cathey, 89, of Floyd, died Thursday in Sherman. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rentfrow Funeral Home in Caddo Mills with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Caddo Mills.

The daughter of William Adams and Mary Jane Tankersley Adams, she was born in Pearsall on Feb. 3, 1909. She married John Edward Cathey. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are two grandsons, Gene Riley of Floyd and Warren Daugherty of Josephine.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959; a daughter, Jane Ellen Daugherty in 1987; four brothers and four sisters.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Weber, Eugene Riley, Al Shipp and Dan Clark.

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

H.A. Dunn

COMMERCE - H.A. Dunn, 66, of Commerce died Wednesday in The Woodlands. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Commerce with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.

He was born in Lamar County on May 29, 1932 to Henry Dunn and Reba Threlkeld Dunn. He and June Moore were married June 8, 1954 in Commerce. He was a lifetime resident of the Commerce area and died of complications due to an industrial accident several years ago. He was a corporal in the United States Army and served in Korea.

Mr. Dunn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Commerce and was a member of the Adult Median Three Sunday School class. He did the carpentry and prop work for the church pageants and enjoyed camping and traveling.

Surviving are his wife of Commerce; his mother of Commerce; two daughters and sons-in-law, Delisa and Jerry Wicker of Nacogdoches and Yvonna and Robert Pierce of Georgetown and daughter Cinnamin Dunn of Dallas and a brother, Billie Gene Dunn of Commerce.

Pallbearers are Bill Wright, John McKenzie, L.D. Briggs, Bobby Young, Bobby Pickle, Joe Venable, Mike Crowell and Gene Roan. His Sunday School class are serving as honorary pallbearers.

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

Vivian Mitchell

FARMERSVILLE - Vivian Marie Mitchell of Farmersville died Tuesday at Hinton Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvery Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Mack officiating. Burial will be in the Farmersville Cemetery.

Born March 4, 1925 in Farmersville, she was the daughter of Beulah Daugherty. She married Pvt. Mitchell. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Calvery Baptist Church.

She is survived by a sister, Magalene Wattley of Dallas and a sister-in-law, Isabella Pierce of Farmersville.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Pallbearers are Travis Jones, Pat Williams, Paul E. Johnson, Albert Peoples, Clifford Hollis, Ed Pierce Jr., Marcus Brooks and James Brooks.

Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at 409 Hill Street, Farmersville.

Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

H.A. Dunn

COMMERCE - H.A. Dunn, 66, of Commerce died Wednesday in The Woodlands. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Commerce with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.

He was born in Lamar County on May 29, 1932 to Henry Dunn and Reba Threlkeld Dunn. He and June Moore were married June 8, 1954 in Commerce. He was a lifetime resident of the Commerce area and died of complications due to an industrial accident several years ago. He was a corporal in the United States Army and served in Korea.

Mr. Dunn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Commerce and was a member of the Adult Median Three Sunday School class. He did the carpentry and prop work for the church pageants and enjoyed camping and traveling.

Surviving are his mother of Commerce; two daughters and sons-in-law, Delisa and Jerry Wicker of Nacogdoches and Yvonna and Robert Pierce of Georgetown and daughter Cinnamin Dunn of Dallas and a brother, Billie Gene Dunn of Commerce.

Pallbearers are Bill Wright, John McKenzie, L.D. Briggs, Bobby Young, Bobby Pickle, Joe Venable, Mike Crowell and Gene Roan. His Sunday School class are serving as honorary pallbearers.

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

Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce.

Arvel McMurry

LEONARD - Funeral services for Arvel "Mac" McMurry, 92, of Leonard are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Trenton with Charles Wrenn and Russell Haffner officiating. Burial is in the Leonard Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at the Northeast Medical Center in Bonham.

He was born Nov. 17, 1905 in Gober, son of James Samuel McMurry and Alice Elizabeth Biggerstaff McMurry. He married Sarah Key on June 2, 1932 in Bonham. He was a member of the Trenton Church of Christ. Mr. McMurry was a barber in Leonard and the surrounding area for 50 years before his retirement.

Survivors include his wife of Bonham; daughters Martha Beth Davy of Garland, Carol Compton of Lubbock and Lana Turner of Denton; a sister, Gladys Scates of Bonham; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Mac Compton, Grant Feasel, Eddie DeShong, Joe Wimpee, Kirk English and Larry Collins.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

Bill Steen

WINDSOR, Colo. - Bill Steen of Windsor, Colo., formerly of Greenville, died May 5. Funeral services were at 9 a.m. May 9 at the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the Lakeview Cemetery in Windsor.

He was born May 28, 1908 in Big Spring, son of James M. Steen and Tina Callison Steen. He married Nettie M. Wilson on July 28, 1934 in Childress. He was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are a son, Joe Steen of Windsor, Colo.; a daughter, Mary Hooker of Windsor; a sister, Fannie Mitchell of Garland and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 30, 1996 and two sons, Elton Ray Steen and Carroll Dean Steen.

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