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The Small Counties of Texas Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Texas Obituaries Collection - Hunt County - 153

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Date: Friday, 24 September 2010, at 6:14 p.m.

Billy Fine

LEONARD - Billy Jerry Fine, 66, of Leonard, died Tuesday in Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Leonard with Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial is in Arledge Ridge Cemetery.

Mr. Fine was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Carlsbad; the son of Clyde Eugene and Charlotte Myers Fine. He married Birdie Smith on Aug. 18, 1962, in Fort Worth. He was an independent contractor.

Surviving are his wife of Leonard; daughters, Leona Fine of Leonard and Shirley Lee of Lewisville; sons, Billy Eugene Fine, Roger Fine and Clyde Fine, all of Argyle, Billy Jerry Fine of Roanoke, Bobby FIne of Petty and Riley Fine of Leonard; sisters, Florene Thomas of Roanoke and Bertha Griffey of San Saba; and 15 grandchildren.

Pallbearers are sons and Steve Smith.

Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda Mellody

ROYSE CITY - Wanda Mellody, 68, of Royse City died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bettye Ellredge officiating. Burial is in Royse City Cemetery.

Mrs. Mellody was born Sept. 2, 1929; the daughter of Clifford James and Lottie Pearl Spearman. She was married to James Mellody on June 14, 1946, in Garland. She retired in 1994 from Taylor Publishing Company of Dallas after 35 years of employment.

Surviving are her husband of Royse City; daughters, Kay Carroll and Nancy Summers, both of Royse City, Deborah Kalus of Plano and Cathy Murray of Rockwall; son, Jim Mellody of Royse City; brother, Bill Spearman of Fort Worth; sisters, Ann Williams of Dallas and Grace Jeter of Garland; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are David Magness, Butch Howell, Bobby Crowell, Derrick Jeter, Bill Forbus and Paul Fisk.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rest Haven Funeral Home Royse City Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Royse City Cemetery Foundation, American Lung Association or American Diabetes Association.

Chester Dees

Chester Ray Dees, 74, of Greenville died Saturday at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Tenery officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Mr. Dees was born July 9, 1924, in Hunt County; the son of Robert Edgar and Ebbie Deaton Dees. He was a service station attendant and a Baptist.

Surviving are a sister, Imez Huff of Mesquite; uncle, Charlie Deaton of Greenville; niece, Jan Dickinson of Garland; nephew, Jerry Huff of Mesquite; four great-nieces and one great-great niece.

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

Joyce James

CADDO MILLS - Joyce L. James, 63, of Patterson, Mo. died Friday in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rentfrow Funeral Home in Caddo Mills with Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Burial is in the Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. James was born March 26, 1935, in Caddo Mills; the daughter of Easrnest Guy and Ida Rosenbalm Hall. She was married to Noel James on Nov. 26, 1959, in Commerce. She was a supervisor at Haggar Clothing and a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband of Patterson; sons, Danny Solomon and Ricky Solomon, both of Hawkins, Cecil Rotz of Wichita Falls and Jerry James of Patterson; daughters, Connie Solomon of Big Sandy and Connie Eakin of Wichita Falls; brothers, Burl Hall of Royse City and D.E. Hall of Dallas; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Mayo; brothers, James Hall and Wilburn Hall; and sisters, Dorene Perez.

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

Robert King

ODESSA - Robert "Bob" King, 76, of Odessa died Saturday at Medical Center Hospital. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Jim Ray Brown officiating.

Mr. King was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Campbell. He was a retired real estate agent and a member of Crescent Park Baptist Church. He was a member of the 98th Bombardment Squadron in the European Theater during World War II.

Surviving are two sisters and brother-in-law, Jinx and J.B. Davenport of Odessa and Faye Hodgson of Greenville; five nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Audrey Ronald Blanton

Audrey Ronald Blanton, 52, of Josephine, died Friday. Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with C.E. Vaughn officiating.

Mr. Blanton was born on April 9, 1946, in Pensacola, Fla., to Raney and Alene Collins Blanton. He lived in Florida most of his life. He was an equipment operator for Sunwest Excavation Inc., a family business.

Surviving are his parents of Caddo Mills; a son, Ronald Matthew Blanton of Dallas and a brother, Kenneth Blanton of Caddo Mills.

Sondra Kay Daniel Fields

Sondra Kay Daniel Fields died Friday from lung cancer. As she wished to join the Willed Body Program at Southwestern Medical Center, no chapel or graveside services are planned.

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lone Oak Elementary School Cafeteria/Auditorium.

Mrs. Fields was born on Jan. 4, 1945, in Grand Isle, Neb. She taught special education at Lone Oak Elementary School for 14 years and maintained her national certification and state licensure as a speech-language pathologist.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas A. Fields of Greenville and daughters Bambi and Tiffany Fields of Greenville; her father, Dr. Arthur Lee Daniel and his family of Corpus Christi; her brother and his family of El Paso; her sister, Suzette and her family of Denison; her father-in-law, Judge A.O. Fields of Ozona; and her sister-in-law, Bobbie and her husband Johnie Griffin of Andres.

Contributions may be made to any of the cancer socieities or to a special local fund through Lone Oak State Bank. This fund, "Sondra's Money," will be used to provide additional or necessary items for the children of Lone Oak Elementary Special Education Program.

Donald Keith Hendrix

Donald Keith Hendrix of Dallas died Thursday in a Dallas hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Baccus officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.

He was born in Greenville on May 3, 1951, to Earl and Josephine Brigham Hendrix. He was an employee of Goodwill Industries.

Surviving are his mother of Dallas; his grandmother, Lizzie Solomon, of Dallas; three brothers, Earl Wayne Hendrix and Leon Hendrix of Dallas and Michael Hendrix of Greenville, and a sister, Debra Hendrix of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister.

Robert F. James

Robert F. James of Greenville died Thursday night at his residence. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Darnell and Newman Peters officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery.

Born Oct. 24, 1907, in Pecan Gap, he was the son of Charles B. James and Nora Vallie Kent James. He and Margaret Stewart were married July 23, 1932 in Durant, Okla. He graduated from Ladonia High School in 1927, Collins Commercial College in 1928 and Dallas School of Embalming in 1930. He worked for Sam Neer Funeral Company, Neer and LyBrand Funeral Home and Union Security Life Insurance Company. He was an owner of James-Coker-Peters Funeral Home from 1940 to 1960 and then owner of Kaster-Maxon Funeral Homes from 1960 to 1968 in El Paso. He was currently funeral director of Peters Funeral Home.

He was a member of Central Christian Church in Greenville and served on the board in 1956 and 1957 and also served as a deacon. He was member of Odd Fellows; Rotary Club, of which he was a past president and National Selective Morticians. Mr. James was an officer for Texas Funeral Directors Association.

Surviving are his wife of Greenville; two daughters, Judith James Roberson of Kenilworth, Ill. and Rita James Arket of Houston; a brother, Weldon K. James of Dallas; a sister, Gladys J. Starkey of Dallas; grandchildren Andrea Roberson of Princeton, N.J. and John C. Roberson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla. and great-grandchildren Diego and Mauro Roberson of Jacksonville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace James on Aug. 5, 1947.

Pallbearers will be Newman Peters, Hugh Philips, Kenneth Peters, Tom Oliver, Bert Poole and Jim Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted H. Peters, James J. Arket, John C. Roberson, Ralph Taylor, Jim Lafferty and Jay Harkey.

Memorials may be made to the Juliette Fowler Home in Dallas or to Central Christian Church, Greenville.

Allene Baldwin

ROYSE CITY - Allene Baldwin of Royse City died Thursday after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Royse City with Rev. George McCain and Lawrence Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Royse City Cemetery.

Born in Caddo Mills on Jan. 7, 1922, he was the son of Joe and Agnes Jordan Birdwell. She married Leon Baldwin in Dallas on Nov. 17, 1951.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Royse City and a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was on the board of trustees for the Royse City Cemetery Foundation. She worked for Intercontinental in Garland for many years, and she and her husband owned and operated Royse City Lumber and Hardware for 20 years.

She is survived by her husband; a brother, Joe Birdwell of Lubbock; sisters Pat Clark of Morton and Janey Al Fenton of Dallas.

Preceding her in death were a niece and a brother-in-law.

Pallbearers will be Homer D. Pierce, Harry Small, Harold Baldwin, Jack Patterson, J.B. Anders and Ottis Ward.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Anita Scott Scholarship Fund or Royse City Cemetery Foundation.

Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City Chapel.

Betty Butler

WOLFE CITY - Betty Lou Butler, 65, of Wolfe City, died Thursday at Fairview Nursing Home in Bonham. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwight Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel in Wolfe City.

Daughter of Lewis Paul Cheeks and Addie Louise Casteel Cheeks, she was born March 4, 1933 in Fannin County. She and Billy Paul Butler were married Jan. 18, 1958 in Durant, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of Wolfe City; a son, Joe Paul Butler of Wolfe City; a daughter, Paula Burk of Bonham; two sisters, Ruth Wright of Bonham and Sandra Dooley of Honey Grove; a brother, Mike Cheeks of Bonham; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Danny Clark, Larry Harguess, Marvin Pack, Aubrey Davidson, Billy Burk and Tom Trezise.

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

Gladys Elmore

Gladys Elmore of Denton, formerly of Greenville, died Thursday at Greenville Health and Rehab Center. There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mrs. W.L. Nelson and Rev. Mark Price officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Daughter of Grover McBroom and Victoria Nix, she was born in the Dixon Community on June 14, 1907. She and Sherfey A. Elmore were married March 31, 1935 in Greenville. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Joe and Yulonda Elmore of Quinlan and G.C. and Janice Elmore of Paris; daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Kenneth Brown of Denton; sisters Willie Belle Parker of Greenville and Loretta Price of Pottsboro; grandchildren Gregg Elmore of Quinlan, Xan Lasko of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Vanessa Brown of Denton, Deanna Nicholson of Paris and Jennifer Semashko of Oklahoma City, Okla.; great-grandchildren Reed and Rance Elmore of Quinlan and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 10, 1978, a sister, Ruby Williams and a brother, Oscar McBroom.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Parker, Bobby Parker, Billy Williams, Jeff Price, Mark Price and Kenny Parker.

Robert F. James

Robert F. James of Greenville died Thursday night at his residence. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Darnell and Newman Peters officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery.

Born Oct. 24, 1907 in Pecan Gap, he was the son of Charles B. James and Nora Vallie Kent James. He and Margaret Stewart were married July 23, 1932 in Durant, Okla. He graduated from Ladonia High School in 1927, Collins Commercial College in 1928 and Dallas School of Embalming in 1930. He worked for Sam Neer Funeral Company, Neer and LyBrand Funeral Home and Union Security Life Insurance Company. He was an owner of James-Coker-Peters Funeral Home from 1940 to 1960 and then owner of Kaster-Maxon Funeral Homes from 1960 to 1968 in El Paso. He was currently funeral director of Peters Funeral Home.

He was a member of Central Christian Church in Greenville and served on the board in 1956 and 1957 and also served as a deacon. He was member of Odd Fellows; Rotary Club, of which he was a past president and National Selective Morticians. Mr. James was an officer for Texas Funeral Directors Association.

Surviving are his wife of Greenville; two daughters, Judith James Roberson of Kenilworth, Ill. and Rita James Arket of Houston; a brother, Weldon K. James of Dallas; a sister, Gladys J. Starkey of Dallas; grandchildren Andrea Roberson of Princeton, N.J. and John C. Roberson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla. and great-grandchildren Diego and Mauro Roberson of Jacksonville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace James on Aug. 5, 1947.

Pallbearers will be Newman Peters, Hugh Philips, Kenneth Peters, Tom Oliver, Bert Poole and Jim Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted H. Peters, James J. Arket, John C. Roberson, Ralph Taylor, Jim Lafferty and Jay Harkey.

Memorials may be made to the Juliette Fowler Home in Dallas or to Central Christian Church, Greenville.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Suzanne Kuykendall

QUINLAN - Suzanne Kuykendall of Quinlan died Thursday in Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Susan Raucher and Rauoul Walls officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park.

She was born in Dallas on March 22, 1946 to Edwin C. and Dorothy Eaye Lightsey Hicks. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Roy Dean Kuykendall of Quinlan; her mother of Arlington; sons Taft Edwin Dean Kuykendall of Greenville and David Nolan Kuykendall of New Boston; a daughter, Roya Roxanne Baldwin of Quinlan and an aunt Minie Mae Lightsey of Arlington.

Nellie McKinney

QUINLAN - Nellie Lorene McKinney of Dallas died Thursday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park.

Daughter of Ambrose and Lorene Shivers Edgar, she was born May 30, 1918 in Emory. She worked for LTV and E-Systems.

Survivors include two sons, Frank Monroe McKinney of Elmo and Marvin Luther McKinney of Dallas; a daughter, Georgia King of Dallas; sisters Ruby Newman of Dallas, Essie Elliot of Sulphur Springs, Mary Arrington of Mabank and Inez Patton of Garland; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, John David McKinney.

Pallbearers will be Lance King, Casey King, Clint McKinney, Scott McKinney, Kerry Foster and Mike Brown.

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

Doris Turner

WOLFE CITY-Funeral services for Doris Ruth Turner, 61, of Wolfe City are at 11 a.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel of Wolfe City with Rev. Kevin Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

She died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 31, 1937 in Wolfe City, daughter of Hayden Turner and Annie Pettigrew Turner.

Survivors include two sisters, Frankie Scott and Marie Boggs, both of Wolfe City and a brother, Roland Turner of Wolfe City.

William Clements

LADONIA - William Daniel Clements of Ladonia died Thursday morning at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Ladonia with Bob Posey and Ed Gore officiating. Burial is in the Ladonia Cemetery.

A lifelong resident of Ladonia, he was born there June 8, 1923, son of Thomas Allen Clements and Minnie Ola Greenway Clements. He was a retired groceryman and also worked for East Texas State University in Commerce. He married Mary Jim Shive Feb. 27, 1943.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ladonia, was former mayor of Ladonia, was a member of the Lions Club and was a supporter of the Fannindel Falcons.

Surviving are his wife of Ladonia; daughters and sons-in-law Mary and James Hemby of Graham, Shirley and Mike Cassol of Glen Rose and Nancy and Mark McKinney of Pittsburg; daughter Betty Parish of Van; a brother, Jamie Clements of Bonham; a sister, Pearl Braddock of Joshua; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jimmy Parish and three brothers, Herschel, Joe and Jeff Clements.

Delta Funeral Home of Ladonia is in charge of arrangements.

Virgie Curry

MARSHALL -Virgie A. Curry, 75, of Marshall died Wednesday in a Denton hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Niles Memorial CME Church in Marshall with Rev. Alvester Hardiman officiating. Burial is in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Curry was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Texarkana, Texas; the daughter of CHarlie and Emma Williams Strong. She was married to Bishop Curry Jr. on Dec. 23, 1945 in Texarkana.

She was a public school teacher for 23 years and an associate professor at Wiley College for 20 years. She was a Bible Study Fellowship Training Leader for four years. She was a member of Miles Memorial CME Church.

Surviving are her husband of Marshall; sons, Dr. Bishop Curry III of Houston, Dr. Charles Curry of Fresno and Reginald Curry of Burlington, N.J.; daughters, Dorisann Tarver of Bartlett, Tenn., Dr. Evelyn Curry of Denton and Virgie Curry of Dallas; brother, Vernon Strong of Bakersfield, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gumecindo Garza

CADDO MILLS - Gumecindo Garza, 93, of Quinlan, died Thursday at his residence following a long illness. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel in Caddo Mills with Delton Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Wieland Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 13, 1905 in Juridicior San Carlos, Tamaulipast, Mexico, son of Jesus Garza and Ursula Quinters Garza. He married Manela Veloz Flores on Aug. 15, 1922 in Cotula. He was a brick layer.

He is survived by two sons, two daughters, two brothers, 36 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Dave Ruff

FARMERSVILLE -Dave Henry Ruff, 72, of Rowlett, died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at the First Methodist Church in Farmersville with Rev. Jim McIntire officiating.

He was born Oct. 7, 1925 in Stamford, son of Henry Enos and Geneva Moore Ruff. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Gilda Ross of Garland; a son, Mike Ruff of Rowlett; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

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