HONEY GROVE - Loyd Clinton Taylor, 94 of Greenville died Wednesday at Pythian Nursing Home. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove. Rev. Ellis Smith will officiate.
The son of Will C. Taylor and Rinar Chapman Taylor, he was born April 5, 1904 in Honey Grove. He married Bessie Marie Taliaferro on Aug. 27, 1933 in Commerce. Mr. Taylor worked with real estate investments. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife of Greenville; and a son, Loyd Ray Taylor of Dallas.
Memorials may be made to the Loyd C. Taylor Memorial Fund, W. Walworth Harrison Public Library in Greenville or to a charity of choice.
Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home of Honey Grove is in charge of arrangements.
LAGUNA PARK - Thelma Quattlebaum Davenport,. 77, of Laguna Park died Tuesday. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Wings of Faith Church . Graveside services are at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Caddo Mills.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Davenport of Laguna Park; son, Rob Davenport of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Annette Hartpence of Waco; two sisters, Beda Page and Ruth Williams, both of Caddo Mills; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jane Greaves of Greenville died Tuesday at her residence after a lengthy illness. There is a graveside service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Clayton McCord officiating.
The daughter of John W. and Lora Sibley Hulsey, she was born Oct. 23, 1928 in Greenville. She and Bob Greaves were married in Greenville on Feb. 25, 1950.
Mrs. Greaves was a homemaker and worked for the Greenville Independent School District for several years. She was co-owner of Greaves Oil Company. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Surviving are her husband of Greenville; her mother of Deport; two daughters, Tina Troche of Greenville and Teri Harrington of Plano; a brother, Gene Hulsey of Paris; a sister, Jimmye Priester of Houston and four grandchildren, J.T. Murrey Jr. and Quinn Troche of Greenville and Raye Harrington and Bobby Harrington of Plano.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Honorary pallbearers are Keith Bearden, Billy Pitts, Jason Pitts, G.W. Pitts, Jimmy Head, Jack Wall, Bobby Ash and Bobby Wolfe.
Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.
Haskell R. Foster, 16, of Quinlan died Sunday in Denton. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. E.L. McNeal and Rev. Chris Sammons officiating. Burial is in Bethel Cemetery.
Born Aug. 13, 1981 in Terrell, he was the son of Willie R. and Candace Jo Foster. He was a student and a member of the First Baptist Church in Sanger. He played baseball Ð pitcher and third baseman Ð and won four state championships. He also played in the World Series of Little League in Omaha, Neb.
Surviving are his father of Quinlan; his mother, Candace Schmidt of Newton, Iowa; grandmothers, Linnie Foster of Greenville and Jan Schafer of Newton, Iowa; a brother, Willie C. Foster of Quinlan and a sister, Springer Foster of Quinlan.
Preceding him in death were grandfathers Willie Haskell Foster and Warren Sturtz and an aunt, Lovita F. Abbot.
Pallbearers are Richie Coin, Zack Cherry, Brad Chambers, Michael Hollaman, Tanner McElroy and Coy Polk. Albert Coin will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Helen Louise Wortham of Dallas died Friday at a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wolfe City with Rev. David L. White Sr. and Rev. Charlie Averhart officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
She was born June 9, 1930 in Wolfe City; the daughter of Johnny and Esterline White Johnson. She married Joe D. Wortham on April 22, 1946 in Wolfe City.
She was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Wolfe City; her mother of Wolfe City; three daughters, Phyllis Wortham and Donna Wortham of Dallas and Carolyn Williams of Garland; two sisters, Johnnie Bogar of Fort Worth and Jean Adkins of Wolfe City; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother.
Pallbearers will be R.C. Lewis, R.C. Woods, Jimmy Lee Gaffney, John H. Brown, Morris B. Bogar and Ray Pannell.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Naomi Ouida Porter
FARMERSVILLE - Mrs. Naomi Ouida Porter, 80, of Farmersville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Farmersville with Dr. Jeff Lethco officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
Born March 20, 1918 in Gober, she was the daughter of Will and Esper Woodson Smith. She married James Leon Porter on May 2, 1940 in Paris. She was a retired store manager and worked for Porter Auto. She was a Baptist and was a member of the Farmersville Historical Society.
Surviving are her husband of Farmersville; daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Kenneth Altfather of Fort Worth and a brother, Tawrence A. Smith of Dallas.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mable Irene Hudson
Mable Irene Hudson, 88, of Greenville, died at her residence Saturday. Graveside services will be held at Shady Grove Cemetery on August 3 at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Davis and Rev. Marvin McDaniel officiating. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born Aug. 24, 1909 in Marshall, Texas to O.C. and Effie Marshall. She was a homemaker and member of the Penile Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are sons Thomas Raye Hudson, Loyd Dale Hudson, and Alvin Wayne Hudson, of Greenville; and daughters Wanda Hansford of Greenville, and Mary Evon Coyle, of Celeste.
Pallbearers are Gerald Coyle, Ronnie Coyle, Kenneth Wayne Samples, Jesse Coyle, Billy Joe Coyle, and Bobby Francis.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Bertha E. Knight
@Normal: Bertha E. Knight, 86, of Greenville, died Saturday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation. No funeral services, but arrangements are being handled by Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 29, 1911 in Noel, Missouri, and married James Knight in Alaska in 1970. She was a member of the Catholic church.
Survivors include her husband, of Greenville, and five children.
Rosalie A. Forbes
A memorial service for Rosalie A. Forbes, 59, of Quinlan, is at 10 a.m. Monday in the Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Price officiating. There will be a private burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.
She died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
She was born to Sam and Mary Aikens in Casper, Wyoming on Feb. 9, 1939. She married Jerry Forbes in Rockwall in 1984. She was a Methodist and a secretary for the Greenville Independent School District.
Surviving are her husband, of Quinlan; mother, of Arizona; and sons Greg Henning of West Columbia, Texas; Bill Henning, of Mesquite; and Darryl Henning, of Houston.
Memorials may be made to Tawakoni Public Library.
Peggy M. Addington
FARMERSVILLE - Funeral services for Peggy M. Addington, 59, of Garland, are at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Farmersville with Rick Riddle officiating. Burial is in Thompson Cemetery in Copeville.
She died Friday at Baylor Hospital of Garland.
She was born in Farmersville on Oct. 27, 1938 to Thadeus and Nellie Wood Seay. She married Walter Addington in Oklahoma on Sept. 2, 1955. She was a nurse and a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are husband, of Garland; mother, of Mineola; daughters Beatrice Baker, of Mesquite, and Nancy Kay Hooten, of Garland; sons Jimmy Don Addington and Walter Ray Addington, of Garland; sisters Dixie M. Seay, Joan McBride, and Wanda Hass, of Alba, and Joyce Armstrong, of Savoy; and brother Jackie M. Seay, of Alba.
Visitation is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.
William B. "Pealy" Baumgardner of Cash died Friday at Columbia Hospital of Terrell. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Diggs officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Son of James H. and Birdie James Baumgardner, he was born March 11, 1916. He married Agnes Sullivan on March 19, 1941 in Hugo, Okla. He was a building contractor in Texas and Arkansas. Mr. Baumgardner was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was an ordained deacon.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Sheryl Baumgardner of Cash; two brothers, Sterling Baumgardner of Reidsville, N.C. and Jake Baumgardner of Hot Springs, Ark. and a sister, Pollye Sinclear of Roseville, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 14, 1997 and two brothers, Marvin Baumgardner and Gene Baumgardner.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Baumgardner, Thurman Helton, Ken Newby, Wyman Johnson, Elmer Yates and Clarence Doolin.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
COMMERCE - Raymond Watson Williams, 88, of Commerce died Thursday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Commerce with Rev. Mike House officiating. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Monday at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
He was born May 29, 1910 in Dallas, son of John K. Williams and Margaret Hargrove. He and Dorothy Christine McDonald were married Dec. 24, 1937 in Vickery.
Williams graduated from Vickery High School. He worked for Lockheed at Dallas Love Field during World War II. He became a district manager for Chevrolet Motor Division in Dallas in 1946. In 1950 he moved to Commerce to work for Huffines Chevrolet. He became a partner in that dealership in 1961 and purchased the dealership in 1979.
He was a member of the Commerce Masonic Lodge No. 439 A.F. & A.M., the Lions Club and the Founders Circle of Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Survivors include his wife of Commerce; a son, Winston Williams of Lewisville; daughter and son-in-law Wynelle and Richie Moore of Waco; son and daughter-in-law Wyman and Harriet Williams of Commerce; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
Pallbearers will be Mike King, Jim Kizer, Lewis Jackson, Robert Cozart Sr., David Kerbow and Jim Bob Latham.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home in Commerce.
Billy Ray Burns, 48, of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church with Rev. J.C. Wilson officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Cemetery.
He was born June 13, 1950 in Greenville to Hubbard Burns and Mary Joe Kelly. He and Ella M. Harris were married June 16, 1979 in Dallas. Burns served in the U.S. Marines. He was a truck driver for Coca Cola and was a member of Mount Elem Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; his father of Jefferson; two sons, Jaton Burns of Greenville and Kendrick Burns of Royse City; daughters Denise Harris and Lucinda Harris of Greenville and Denise Burns of Royse City; three brothers, Artis Burns of Dallas, James Burns of Germany and Cleveland Mathis of Jefferson; two sisters, Doris Marshall of Dallas and Faye Mathis of Jefferson; stepmother Hatti Mae Burns and five grandchildren.
His mother and one sister preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are Rickey Gibbs, Willie McKnight, Larry Carrington, Artis Burns Jr., Tracy Marshall and Preston Hawkins.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Doris C. Franklin of Greenville are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel CME Church with Rev. Phillip R. Ward officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.
She died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
Born in Greenville on Sept. 28, 1929, she was the daughter of Everett and Johnnie Graham Brown. She married Jessie Franklin Sr. 1953 in Dallas. She was a classroom teacher and a member of Wesley Chapel CME Church.
Surviving are a son, Jessie Franklin Jr. of Dallas; two daughters, Vickie Franklin and Gailyn Stevenson, both of Greenville; two sisters, Maretha Barrett and Ellen Lee, both of Dallas; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.
Pallbearers are Ferqus Jacobs, Lester Coleman, Gregory Anderson, Jeffrey Anderson, Vincent Derrick and Ronnie C. Anderson.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.
Hulene Hale of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at True Vine Baptist Church with Rev. V.L. Maxwell officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery.
The daughter of Chester and Sadie Talley Lewis, she was born April 29, 1923 in Gilmer. She married Ercer Hale in 1948 in Gilmer. A homemaker, she was a member of True Vine Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Johnny Warren of Tulsa, Okla. and Ernest Hale of Greenville; eight daughters, Annie Mae Jackson, Christine Warren, Carolyn Givens, Janie Hale and Jenny Hale, all of Greenville, Rose Jimmerson of Los Angeles, Calif. and Lois Anthony and Teresa Christy of Gardena, Calif.; eight brothers, Clauda Lewis, Eugene Lewis, Roy Lee Williams and Robert Williams Jr., all of Greenville, James Williams Jr. of Dallas, Hargie Lee Lewis and Harvey D. Lewis of Phoenix, Ariz. and R.D. Talley of Oklahoma; three sisters, Ella D. Bonner and Zella Mae Brown of Greenville and Bessie Conley of Los Angeles, Calif.; 35 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two sons and a daughter preceded her in death.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
EMORY - Funeral services for Merl Smiley Kile, 80, of Emory died Thursday at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. today at Pilgrim Rest Church with Rev. Jeff Thompson and Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Burial is in Pilgrim Rest No. 1 Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 18, 1917 in Rains County to John S. and Zelma Horsley Smiley. She and Darrell E. Kile were married in Rains County. Mrs. Kile was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Surviving are two sons, Rex Kile of Dallas and Ray Kile of Forney; a daughter, Darlene Corn of Wylie and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Barry Kile.
Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of arrangements.
Grace Scroggins, 84, of Greenville, died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Hamm officiating. Burial is in Bethel Cemetery.
She was born in Hunt County on Jan. 30, 1914, daughter of William Cummings and Florence Fomby Cummings. She and Ralph Scroggins were married in March 1936 in Hunt County. One of Jehovah's Witnesses, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Sam Barrow of Campbell and Delores and Larry McClanahan of Greenville; a brother, Dutch Cummings of Greenville; a sister, Nellie Sandlin of Greenville; grandchildren Troy McClanahan, Darren Barrow and wife, Jennifer, Michelle and husband, Scott Woodard, Kyle Scroggins and Shane Scroggins and great-grandchildren Hailey Barrow, Hanna Barrow and Preston Woodard.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Scotty Scroggins; two brothers, Leonard Cummings and Johnny Cummings; a sister, Eunice Godwin; her parents and a grandson, Kevin McClanahan.
Pallbearers are Danny Hollis, Jimmy Hooten, Max Ashley, Larry Dever, Sammy Sandlin and Billy Scroggins.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LONE OAK - Dorothy Garner Coldiron, 80, of Harleton died Tuesday at Longview after a long illness. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Friday at the Donelton Cemetery with William "Bill" Dial officiating.
She was born April 19, 1918 in the Donelton Community near Lone Oak to Bennie Shannon Garner and Mirtes Omer Pickett. She graduated from Lone Oak High School and was on Lone Oak's state championship basketball team of 1937.
Mrs. Coldiron lived most of her life in California, returning to Texas in 1996. She was an antique furniture dealer. She was a member of the Wieland Church of Christ.
Survivors are sons Jerry Chapman of Harleton and Aaron Cook of Gilmer; daughters Carol Birdwell of Bagdad, Ariz. and Shanon Shaw of Carlsbad, Calif.; brothers Louis and Shannon Garner of Greenville; sisters Dolly Gaines of Garland and Malinda Gowan of Dallas; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and two infant daughters, Judy and Janice Cook.
Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Bartley Funeral Home in Lone Oak.