COMMERCE - Julia Alice McWhirter, 100, of Commerce died Monday in Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
She was born March 2, 1898 in Jacobia; the daughter of George W. Horn and Mary Lee Henderson. She married Bill McWhirter on Feb. 7, 1921 in Fairlie.
Mrs. McWhirter grew up in the Fairlie Community and attend public schools and East Texas Normal College. After her husband's death Oct. 16, 1972, she moved to Commerce where she was an active member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the Over 50's Club, a member of the Women's Culture Club; she was active in civic organizations, including Meals on Wheels. Mrs. McWhirter received the annual Chamber of Commerce Golden Service Award in 1990 for 1989. She celebrated her 100th birthday in March with a large gathering of family and friends.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Billie and James Taggart of Greenville; five grandchildren, Jim Taggart of Sulphur Springs, Bill Taggart of Commerce, Mary Mac McHam of Houston, Randi Hogland of Greenville and Rusty Rust of Houston; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers are Otha Spencer, Harry Icenhower, Clarence Jensen, Bob Draughn, Robert E. Smith, Gene Castleberry, Allen Lynn Martin and Russell Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers are George Robinson, Bill Stones, James Faires, James Hoover, Joe Fred Cox, Harold Drake, Gene Leslie and Jim Kizer.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church and Meals on Wheels.
Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
WOLFE CITY - Funeral services for Dorothy Ophelia Payne, 82, of Denton are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City with Dwight Gardner officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery. She died Monday at Kerns Manor Nursing Home in Pilot Point.
The daughter of James and Nancy Katherine Blassingame White, she was born July 22, 1916 in Brownwood. She married Joseph Frank Payne in August 1930.
She was a housewife and she was a member of the Church of Christ in Wolfe City.
Surviving are a son, Joe Frank Payne Jr. of Irving; a daughter, Dorothy Laverne Frazier of Aubrey; a sister, Adren Conway of Cedar Creek; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to10 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Noelle Elyse Smith are at 3:30 p.m. today at East Mount Cemetery with Rev. Scott McManus officiating. She died Saturday.
She was the daughter of Scott Smith and Gaye Priest Smith.
She is survived by her parents of Greenville and grandmother, Mrs. Jackie Priest of Greenville.
She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Francis Priest, and a grandmother, Ida Smith.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Everett Franklin Stovall, 77, of Greenville died Sunday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Allred officiating. Burial is in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Born in Hunt County on Dec. 26, 1920, he was the son of Edward Franklin Stovall and Florence Crump Stovall. He married Elaine Dawson on July 31, 1943 in Hunt County.
Mr. Stovall served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a retired assembler with E-Systems.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Pat Stovall and Johnny and Doris Stovall, all of Greenville; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Leo Rhodes of Greenville; a brother, J.D. Stovall of Greenville; a sister, Opal Johnson of Garland; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 19, 1998; two sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers are Bobby Wolfe, Benny Chaffin, Jerry Copeland, Jearl Dunavin, Jimmy Babb and Don Price.
Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Coker Mathews Funeral Home.
CADDO MILLS - Gladys Elizabeth (Pope) Adair, 83, of Denton died Saturday in Dention Regional Hospital. Services are at 1 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Trey Lancaster officiating. Burial is in Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Mrs. Adair was born April 12, 1915, in Madison County; the daughter of Claude Marshall and Julia Roden Pope.
Surviving are sons, Eugene Nixon of Sanger and James Nixon of the Colony; daughter, Elizabeth Porter of Plano; brother, Marshall Pope of Greenville; sisters, Daphne Bearding of Caddo Mills, Lena Bishop of Timpson, Billie Jo Holt of Caddo Mills and Elsie Green of Shallowater; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
POINT - David Paul Couch, 69, of Point died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Gene Witt officiating. Burial is in Hooker Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Couch was born July 7, 1929, in Rains County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Mattie Couch of Point; five brothers; and four grandchildren.
Point Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
FARMERSVILLE - Vincie E. Schneider, 88, of Farmersville died Saturday in McKinney. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at I.O.O.F. Cemetery .
Mrs. Schneider was born Feb. 23, 1910, in Andice; the daughter of Perry and Vincie Nobel Davis. She was married to Edgar Schneider on Oct. 11, 1936.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.
Bowman G. Taylor, 71, of Royse City died Saturday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Chapel with burial in Royse City Cemetery.
Mr. Taylor was born July 10, 1924 in Hunt County; the son of Guy and Azlee Taylor.
He served in the Army Air Corps for 1942 to 1945. He was elected commander of American Legion Post 17 in 1945 and to date is the youngest to have served in that position. He remained active, serving as judge advocate until his death.
He attended Drake University and graduated from East Texas State University in 1949 with a degree in journalism.
Mr. Taylor was employed with the Bureau of Narcotics in the U.S. Treasury Department from 1951 to 1974. In 1966, he was awarded the Most Noble Order of the Crown by the King of Thailand for services rendered establishing the first Asian office center in Bangkok.
In 1967, he was presented the Treasury Department Meritorious Service Aeard by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Fowler. It is the second highest medal awarded to a treasury employee. He retired as the regional director in Kansas City; having served for 23 years.
Mr. Taylor was a cattle rancher from 1974 to 1988. He served on the board of directors for Crossroads Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse that covered five counties. He was a member of the Hunt County Democratic Party executive committee.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Jane Hurst Taylor; a daughter, Janet Atkins; grandson, Matthew Dellinger; great-granddaughter, Megan Taylor Dellinger; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Betha Coppinger Voss, 92, of Greenville died Sunday at the Greenville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Blue officiating. Burial is in Weiland Cemetery.
Mrs. Voss was born Jan. 6, 1906, in Hunt County; the daughter of W.H. and Mahalia Johnson Coppinger. She was married to C.E. Voss on Nov. 22, 1922 , in Hunt County. She was a member of Lamar Baptist Church.
Surviving are sons, Lloyd Voss and Floyd Voss, both of Greenville, and Roy Voss of Rowlett; brother, Luke Coppinger of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, six brothers, an infant son and an infant daughter.
Pallbearers are grandsons Eddy Mayner, Lindell Jenkins Jr., Stephen Reeves, David Voss, Chuck Voss, Keith Voss and Lloyd Voss Jr.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
MCKINNEY - Vaudra Lynn Angell, 76, of Richardson died Friday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in McKinney. Burial will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen with Kenny Gardner officiating.
Mr. Angell was born Jan. 25, 1922 in Hunt County, the son of Roy and Gladys Aven Angell. He married Stella Baker on Oct. 17, 1944 in Leonard. He served in the U. S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed cabinet maker and was a member of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Kirkland of Carrollton and Robbie Rich of Richardson; a brother, Don Angell of Greenville; and two grandchildren.
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
QUINLAN - Madison Kaye Jones of Cash, an infant, died Friday in Plano. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Memoryland in Greenville with Rev. David Hammond officiating.
He was born Friday in Plano, the son of Lawrence Ernest Jones and Shannon Leighann Jones.
Survivors include his parents, paternal Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jones of Buffalo, Tex.; maternal Grandmother, Priscilla Rice of Celeste and maternal Grandfather, Lanny Kelly of Era; Great-Grandparents, Pete and Dorothy Rice of Cash; Great-Grandmother, Estelle Kelley of Era; a brother, Trevor Lawrence Jones of Cash; and a sister, Kori Leighann Jones of Cash.
Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DALLAS - Zoe McMichael McNabb of Dallas died Thursday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at East Dallas Christian Church with Rev. Ed Michaels and Rev. Chris Shrow officiating. Entombment will follow at Restland Abbey Mausoleum.
Mrs. McNabb was born Dec. 6, 1921 in Celeste, the daughter of William W. and Gertie Mae McMichael. A 1939 graduate of Celeste, she married Clayton McNabb in July 1948 in Dallas. She was a cashier at Interstate Securities in Dallas. She also worked in the family businesses, Southwest Instruments and Check-Savers for 25 years as a bookkeeper. Mrs. McNabb was an active member of East Dallas Christian Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was a dedicated member of the CWF and Sander's Class. She was a member of the Dallas Literary Club and was active in the Lakewood County Club Women's Golf Association.
Survivors include her husband of Dallas; daughters Susan McNabb Voigt, Pamela McNabb Kliewer and Marilyn McNabb Gilbert; brothers Ewing (Bill)McMichael and Jimmy McMichael; sisters Louise Davidson, Beulah (Peggy) Rigsby, Nell Anderson, Betty Baker and Fran Armstrong; six grandchildren; two cousins and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray McMichael and Joe McMichael.
The family requests donations in lieu of flowers be made to East Dallas Christian Church.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas who is in charge of arrangements.
ROYSE CITY - Bowman G. Taylor, 74, of Royse City died Saturday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Coker-Mathews Chapel. Burial will be in Royse City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.
QUINLAN - Bessie McCutcheon, 81, of Quinlan died Thursday. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Max Brennan officiating. Burial will be in Grovehill Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 6, 1917 in Cash to Henry and Coatney Bost. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include daughters Marie Wilson and Marcella Cannon, both of Quinlan; a sister, Johnnie Glazebrooks of Lenoir, N.C.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, David McCutcheon in 1979.
QUINLAN - Bennie "Nanny" Autrey, 74, of Quinlan died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home. Burial is in Lakeside Memorial Park.
She was born Feb. 19, 1924 in Sweetwater; the daughter of John and Annie Chesney Taber. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Mike Autrey of Quinlan; Jodi Autrey Wilson of Dallas; a sister, Mary Dunson of Stephenville; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
POINT - Graveside services for Elmer L. Champion, 79, of Rains County are at 2 p.m. today at Forbis Cemetery with Loyd McKenney officiating. He died Tuesday at Green Acres Nursing Home.
He was born in Rains County on Sept. 5, 1919 to John and Parlee Snell Champion. Mr. Champion was a retired truck driver.
Surviving are three brothers, Charlie Champion, William Champion and Jimmie Champion and two sisters, Junehia Chimene and Louis McClellan.
Point Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sylvester Hale Jr.
PARIS, Texas - Sylvester "Po-Vest" Hale Jr., 42, of Paris, formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday at Cherry Street Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Truevine Christian Church with Rev. Willie Haggerty Jr. officiating. Burial is in Fairland/Littlejohn Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 2, 1956 in Greenville to Sylvester Hale Sr. and Alice Nell Hall Hale Beard. Mr. Hale attended schools in Greenville.
Surviving are daughters Lashicia Hale and Deanna Hale of Paris; stepdaughter Mabel Anderson of Paris; brothers Dewey K. Hale and Byron A. Hale of Paris; stepbrother Donald R. King of Dallas; sisters Janet Morgan and Kathy Harmon of Paris and Phyllis Green of Greenville; grandmother Geraldine Hall of Denison and his parents.
Maxey Funeral Home of Paris is in charge of arrangements.
DALLAS - Beverly Drusilla Hughey of Longview, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday in Longview. Services will be at noon Saturday in Restland Memorial Chapel, Dallas, with burial in Restland Memorial Park.
She was born Feb. 25, 1953 in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School in 1971. She was employed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Dallas for 25 years.
Surviving are her mother, Shirley Foley Rogers; brothers, Doug Rogers and Richard Rogers; an uncle and a niece.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Dale Hughey, and her sons, Jerry Dean Emmons and Brady Dale Emmons.
Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Hellen Marvelle Pearson, 86, of Greenville are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Peniel Church of The Nazarene with Rev. John Davis and Rev. Ricky Huggins officiating. Burial is in Celeste Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
Born June 10, 1912 in Dearing, Kansas, she was the daughter of Charles Stewart and Laura Smith Stewart. She married Freeman Howard Pearson on Dec. 25, 1928 in Peniel.
Mrs. Pearson was a homemaker and drove a school bus. She was a Methodist.
Surviving are her husband of Greenville; five sons, John H. Pearson of Quinlan, Carroll F. Pearson of Garland, A. Ray Pearson of Greenville, Paul E. Pearson of Hillsborogh, N.C. and Cecil C. Pearson of Littleton, Colo.; three daughters, Phyllis M. Hoffpauir of Garland, Aquilla B. Chase of Greenville and Gwendolyn R. Crider of Leesburg; a sister-in-law, Florance Stewart of Pueblo, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and 21 stepgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Pallbearers are Daniel Pearson, Howard Pearson, Chuck Pearson, Chris Pearson, Roy Ragsdale and Stephen Hicks.
Memorials may be made to the Kingston Methodist Church.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.