Camilla Angel Porch, two months, died Monday in McKinney. A graveside service is scheduled at 4 p.m. today at Grundy Memorial Park in Greenville with John Ellis officiating.
She was born Jan. 4, 1999 in McKinney to Lisa Ann Porch.
Survivors include her mother of McKinney; three brothers, Reginal Porch, Sterlin Porch and DaMarcus Porch, all of McKinney; grandparent Zephie Porch of McKinney and great-grandmother Lucille Hayes of McKinney.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Yeager Sr.
Robert Elliot Yeager Sr., 73, of Emory died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Melvin Pearce officiating.
Born in Winfield, Kan. on May 19, 1925, he was the son of David Alvin Yeager and Jesse Mae Madding. He and Clara Elizabeth Gosvener were married Oct. 19, 1962 in Midlothian. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Yeager was a research scientist with LTV. He received an Outstanding Inventor Award for his Inventive Contributions related to carbon/carbon technology and the NASA Space Shuttle.
Mr. Yeager was a member of VFW No. 110 and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of Emory; son and daughter-in-law Robert E. Yeager Jr. and Teresa Yeager of Lone Oak, sons Russell Lynn Earles of Greenville and Loy Eugene Earles of Washington State; daughters Robin Mae Bavousett of McKinney and Elaine Cooper of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law Melodie Elaine Holmen Eric Holmen of San Diego, Calif. five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Cary Earles on June 17, 1990 and a daughter, Angela Yeager on July 16, 1963.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Rachel Nicole Chaffin, 16, of Cordova, Tenn. died Wednesday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Dr. Terry Land officiating. Burial is in Sullivan Cemetery in Campbell.
The daughter of Marvin Isaac Chaffin and Shelly Lynn Glassock, she was born Dec. 8, 1982 in Atlanta. She was a student and was a member of First Baptist Church in Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas.
Surviving are her father and stepmother, Marvin Isaac and Crystal Chaffin of Texarkana; mother and stepfather, Shelly Lynn and Mike Tobin of Cordova, Tenn.; grandparents Charles and Bess Glasscock of Celeste, M.B. and Dorthie Chaffin of Campbell, Mill and B.C. Cobb of Heafer, Ark., Ernest Tobin of San Antonio and Dorothy Price of New Boston; a brother, Jacob Chaffin of Arkadelphia, Ark.; stepbrothers Chris Tobin and Troy Tobin, both of Cordova, Tenn. and three stepsisters, Beth Tobin of Columbus, Ohio, Shannon Bellotte of Texarkana and Amanda Glover.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.
GARLAND - James Coneeley "J.C." Chambliss of Garland, formerly of Greenville, died Sunday at Doctor's Health Care Center of Dallas following a brief illness. Funeral services were Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home of Garland. Burial was in Merit Cemetery.
He was born April 24, 1919 in Pike to John Harvey and Leona Motheral Chambliss. He attended schools in Merit, Friendshipand Cumby, graduating from Cumby High School in 1938.
He and a brother were self-employed for a time as truckers until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941. He was attached to the 82nd and 101st Airborne and served in Alaska - where he helped build the Alaskan Highway - England, Normandy, Germany, France and Belgium.
Mr. Chambliss was on the first wave of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and received many medals and commendations.
On March 31, 1946 he married Gladys Allene Holley in Rockwall. They had no children.
He farmed and ran a wrecking yard-garage and then owned the first Ferguson Tractor dealership in Greenville for several years. Mr. Chambliss moved to Dallas where he lived for 45 years.
While there he owned a garage and a Humble Service Station which was destroyed by fire. He then worked for Chance-Vought, Southern Aircraft in Garland and Temco Aircraft in Garland. He received a private detective's license in 1954 and received diplomas for beauty culture and advanced hair styling from Irenhower University of Beauty Arts in June 1961.
Mr. Chambliss was then self-employed with a beauty shop and started a beauty supply business, also hiring on as a salesman for another supply company covering seven stores.
He married LaVonda Jo Eastup Jan. 16, 1993 in Hunt County and lived in Greenville from January 1993 to March 24, 1998.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; three sisters, Louise Williams of Tawakoni, Mildred Graves of Bonham and Wilma Parris of Quitman; a niece, Jackie Vincent of Garland and cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Clarence, Gene, Bob, John Jr., Floyd Ray and one unnamed infant brother; a sister, Gussie Faye Melton and his first wife in 1989.
WOLFE CITY - Funeral services for Willie Mae Gentry, 89, of Wolfe City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Dwight Gardner officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
She died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
She was born Dec. 29, 1909 in Pilot Point to John and Edith Simmons McCree. On March 13, 1929 she married Daniel W. Gentry in Wolfe City.
Mrs. Gentry was a retired cafeteria worker for the public schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Wolfe City.
Surviving are a daughter, Joan Elaine Fugate of San Antonio; two sons, Wesley Eugene Gentry of Athens and James Edward Gentry of Dallas; two half sisters, Mary Lemons of Wolfe City and Aline Laird of Tioga; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death in February 1991.
Pallbearers are Roger Hendrix, Mathew White, Brian Hackworth, Randy Gentry, Sammy Fugate and Calvin Fugate.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Gladys Ragsdale Hamilton, 93, of Greenville died Thursday at Smith Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. Saturday at Dixon Baptist Church with Dr. Kelly Carr officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born Nov. 3, 1905 in Celina, she was the daughter of C.W. Ragsdale and Sarah Virginia Caraway. She married Henry Hulet Hamilton on Feb. 11, 1926 in Greenville.
Mrs. Hamilton was a homemaker. She was a member of Dixon Baptist Church for 74 years.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Winnie and Jimmie Sherer of Greenville; a brother, J.A. Ragsdale of Greenville; grandsons and wives Bart and Sissy Sherer of Greenville, Ricky and Lisa Sherer of Greenville and Rusty and Diane Sherer of Garland and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 2, 1970; brothers Elmer, Paul, Roy and Allen Ragsdale; two sisters, Edna Stocks and Winnie Cupp and great-grandson Kevin Sherer.
Nephews are pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Bennie Lee "Bo Bo" Hayes of Neylandville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel with Roy Price officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.
Born in Caddo Mills on Aug. 24, 1925, he was the son of Harry and Louise Vasher Hayes. He married Inez Williams on Feb. 25, 1966 in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Hayes was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service; he was retired.
He is survived by his wife of Neylandville; a son, Danny Hayes of Dallas; four daughters, Tracee Hayes of Garland, Donna C. Hampton of Dallas and Andrea LeFlore and Stephine Hayes of Los Angeles, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Shirley Culver of Enterprise, Ala. and Joyce Adair of Jackson, Miss.; brothers, L.H. Hayes of Dallas, James Mason of Greenville, Louis Mason of Toledo, Ohio and Clarence Hayes of Houston; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, a sister and a brother.
Nephews are as pallbearers.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel.
Rosa Bell Jackson of Greenville died Sunday at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clark Street Christian Church in Greenville with Rev. James Foster Jr. officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery.
The daughter of Jim and Julia Brigham Gotcher, she was born Sept. 20, 1903 in Greenville. She was married to Sylvester Jackson in 1957 in Greenville.
Mrs. Jackson worked as a nurse's aide. She was a member of Clark Street Christian Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Anna P. Whyte and Alice Young, both of Dallas and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, one brother and three sisters.
Pallbearers are Andrew Wright, Samuel Young, Julius Young, Victor Derrick, Roy Jones and James Garrett.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FARMERSVILLE - Graveside services for Mary S. Johnson, 96, of Farmersville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nevada Cemetery in Nevada with Rev. Doyle Henderson officiating. She died Thursday.
Born March 3, 1903 in Childress, she was the daughter of Ed and Minnie D. Owens Spell. She and Thomas Elwood Johnson were married in 1930 in Josephine. She was a retired school teacher and was a member of Josephine Methodist Church.
Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Edgar S. and Glenda Johnson of Farmersville and a great-grandson, Samuel Collin Montgomery.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Montgomery.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.
Betty Robertson Mirau, 61, of Merit died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Rolen officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
The daughter of Herman Causey and Inez Robertson Causey, she was born April 22, 1937 in Mount Pleasant. On July 31, 1980 she married Mike Mirau in Rockwall.
Mrs. Mirau was a homemaker. She was a member of Floyd Baptist Church and Farmersville VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband of Merit; sons Rickey Robertson and Jeff Robertson of Greenville and David Robertson of Balch Springs; stepsons Brian Mirau of Ruidoso, N.M. and Mike Mirau of Dallas; a daughter, Brenda Robertson of Merit; brothers Sam Causey of Greenville, C.L. Causey of Caddo Mills and Bob Causey of Wylie; first husband Bill Robertson of Greenville; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Kyle Robertson and a stepdaughter, Lisa Mirau.
Pallbearers are Morris Brown, Larry Brown, Derek Johnson, Scott Lake, Brian Craig, Wayne Mobley and Troy Kilgore.
Memorials may be made to Floyd Baptist Church.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LONE OAK - Lola Beavers, 84, of Bay City, formerly of Lone Oak, died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lone Oak Baptist Church with Robert Cooke officiating. Burial is in Hooker Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 15, 1914 in Hunt County to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fortenberry. She was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Mrs. Beavers was a retired secretary for Texas-New Mexico Power Company.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Charlotte Beavers of Emory; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Wally Hart of Bay City; three brothers, James and Johnny Fortenberry of Tyler and Howard Fortenberry of North Carolina; two sisters, Hazel Powell of Greenville and Jo Ruth Clark of San Angelo and four grandchildren, Richard Hart, Kelly Hart, Justin Beavers and Carrie Beavers.
Her husband, G.L. Beavers, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bartley Funeral Home of Lone Oak.
COMMERCE - Allie Norma Blizzard, 79, of Commerce, died Wednesday at Oak Manor Nursing Home. There is a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce with Rev. Mike House officiating.
Born in Hunt County on March 16, 1919, she was the daughter of Emmit Phipps and Altha Hinkle Phipps. She married Fred Ganor Blizzard on March 6, 1938 in Texarkana, Texas.
Mrs. Blizzard worked for E-Systems, retiring after 21 years. She was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving is a grandson, Austin Blizzard of Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Teddy Bob Blizzard.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SULPHUR SPRINGS - Paul Ray Blount, 62, of Sulphur Springs died Wednesday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church with Rev. Ron Byrd and Rev. Clint Stephenson officiating.
Mr. Blount was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Sulphur Springs; the son of Henry Clyde and Lula Mae White Blount. He was a 1954 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School. He married Cecile Sivley in Greenville on June 8, 1956.
Mr. Blount was employed as director of plant services for Sulphur Springs Independent School District since 1977. He was the former owner and operator of Blount Air Conditioning in Sulphur Springs.
He served in the Texas National Guard. He was a member of and an elder in First Christian Church and a former member of the official board of the church. He was a member of the Texas and National Cushman Clubs.
Surviving are his wife of Sulphur Springs; sons, Terrt Blount of Sulphur Springs and Jon Blount of Mesquite; daughter, Patricia Blount of Paris, Texas; brothers, Nolan Blount and Bill Blount, both of Garland; sister, Cora Cherry of Irving; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister and sister, Ruth Patridge.
Pallbearers are Floyd Moss, Jim May, Reece Boocher, Walt Dingman, Billy Gregory and Paul Glover.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 207 North Davis, Sulphur Springs 75482.
EMORY - Loyd Lennon, 86, of Miller Grove, died Tuesday at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Shedd and Rev. Guy Mays officiating. Burial is in Pippin-Hill Cemetery.
Born in County Line in Rains County on Aug. 20, 1912, he was the son of Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Pippin Lennon. On Dec. 23, 1941 he married Margueritte Branom in Miller Grove.
Mr. Lennon was a farmer, rancher and carpenter. He was on the Board of Directors of Farmers Electric of Greenville, retiring after 25 years.
He is survived by sons Johnny Lennon and Rex Lennon, both of Miller Grove; daughters Judy Ashby of Henderson and Marjean Stotts of Miller Grove; sisters Veda Rhea Terry, Ruth Gilbert and Oneta Carter, all of Emory; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His wife preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1994.
Pallbearers are Howard Garrett, Lewis Watts, David Garrett, Junior Dicken, Mac Garrett, Stevie Tipps, Johnny Ferguson and Elwood Watts. Honorary pallbearers will be Lawson White, Floyd Greene, Pat Potts and Jerry Payne.
Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of arrangements.