Ralph Linerode, 77, of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Aldersgate Church with Rev. Jerry Speight officiating. Burial will be in Brigham Cemetery.
Mr. Linerode was born Oct. 12, 1921 in Alliance, Ohio, the son of Art and Bessie Linerode. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II and Korea. He worked in transportation in dispatch and as a manager for a moving and storage company. He was a member of Aldersgate Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Johnson of Greenville and Sharon Guthrie of Lindale; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jim Guthrie, James Guthrie, Brent Johnson, Jerry McClung, Bill Hughey and Tom Walton. Serving as honorary pallbearer is Bill Partin.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.
LEONARD - William Bethel "Buddy" Robinson, 84, of Leonard died Friday in the Leonard Nursing Home. Memorial services are pending following cremation.
Mr. Robinson was born Nov. 22, 1914 in Monterey, Tenn., the son of Alexander Robinson and Eva Atkinson Robinson. He married Frances McBroom on Oct. 21, 1939 in Mangum, Okla. He was a farmer, a carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Robinson of Leonard; two sons, William Ronald Robinson of Trenton and Timothy Mack Robinson of Greenville; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P. O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301, or Eastern European Mission and Bible Foundation, P. O. Box 90755, Houston, Texas 77290.
Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard has charge of the arrangements.
SULPHUR SPRINGS - Ella Ree Wisenbaker, 86, of Sulphur Springs died Friday at the Heritage in Grand Prairie. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the First Assembly of God Church in Lone Oak with Rev. O. J. Andrews and Rev. Paul Kuykendall officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Bascom Cemetery in Tyler.
Mrs. Wisenbaker was born in Park Hill, Okla. on Sept. 23, 1912, the daughter of D. C. and Eva Adams Carter. She married Clifford Lee Wisenbaker in Hugo, Okla. on June 30, 1934. She was a resident of Sulphur Springs since 1943; a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Lone Oak; and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, and sons-in-law Nancy Dean Glasco and Lee Glasco Sr. of Grand Prairie and Barbara Jean Ezzell and James C. Ezzell of Seymour; four grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter Leeann Glasco.
Pallbearers are Lee Glasco, James C. Ezzell, Fred Wisenbaker, Tim Tolson, Herb File, Nancy Glasco and Barbara Ezzell.
Viewing will be from noon until 8 p.m. today and visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs who is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Hamm Jr.
COMMERCE - Robert L. "Bob" Hamm Jr., 56, of Commerce died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell with Rev. Charles Strickland officiating.
Born in Rosedale, Miss. on Sept. 26, 1942, he was the son of Robert L. Hamm and Frances Pauline Pridmore. He and Marie Rosalie Attardo were married Dec. 3, 1961 in New Orleans, La.
Mr. Hamm served in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, of Commerce; his mother, Frances Pauline "Pat" Anderson of Commerce; daughter and son-in-law Paula and Johnny Hauerwas of Commerce; grandchildren Bradley, Angela, Amanda and Justin Hauerwas, all of Commerce; a brother, David Anderson of Atlanta and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; an infant daughter and stepfather, Vernon "Andy" Anderson.
Visitation is from noon until time of service Sunday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.
LEONARD - Graveside services for Zackary Kyle McDonald Aldridge, who was stillborn Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville, are at Saturday, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Leonard Cemetery.
He was the son of June McDonald and Charles Aldridge.
Survivors include his mother of Leonard; his father of Dodd City and grandparents Jerry and Tomilou McDonald of Leonard and Chuck and Sharon Aldridge of Dodd City.
Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.
COMMERCE - Bonnie Mae Painter, 100, of Oak Harbor, Wash. died Wednesday. There is a graveside service today at 11 a.m. at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce with Dr. Bobby Tollison officiating.
Born in Delta County on Oct. 2, 1898, she was the daughter of James Oliver Miller and Mary Isadora Wynn. She left the Needmore Community in 1935 to live in Dallas.
Mrs. Painter worked at the Dennison Studio and Wolfe Brand Chili Company. She later moved to the West Coast to be near relatives.
Surviving are a son, Milton C. Early of Oak Harbor, Wash. and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Walt Miller, Oliver Miller, John Miller, T.D. Miller and Rudolph Miller and three sisters, Frances Lindley, Nell Goodwin and Naomi Anderson.
Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
WOLFE CITY - Irene Williams, 83, of Wolfe City died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce following a lengthy illness. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Wolfe City with Rev. Kevin Mitchell officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Born Nov. 11, 1915 in Kaufman County, she was the daughter of Jasper Newt and Rosa Splawn Aslie. She married Leon Williams on Sept. 9, 1934 in Ladonia. Mrs. Williams retired from Henington Publishing Company. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy London and Louise Birdwell, both of Wolfe City; two sons, Alton Williams of Royse City and James Williams of Winnsboro; two brothers, Horace Aslie of Fort Worth and Glen Aslie of Terrell; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home.
EMORY - Frances Sue Willis, 78, of Emory died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Emory Church of Christ with Robert Waller and David Baker officiating. Burial is in Emory City Cemetery.
The daughter of Russell and Mattie Ann Hutchins Armstrong, she was born July 12, 1920 in Rains County. She married Estle Willis on Feb. 11, 1939 in Sulphur Springs; they were married for 60 years.
Mrs. Willis was a homemaker and a member of Emory Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of Emory; son Mike Willis of Emory; two daughters, Joyce Carrell of Princeton and Ann Porterfield of Hurst; a brother, H.C. "Cabe" Armstrong of Emory; a sister, Elizabeth Williams of Emory; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Mark Porterfield, Wyatt Carrell, Scott Ashby, Dwayne Guthrie, Ryan Morris and Allen Pound. Honorary pallbearers are Matt Oualline and Paul Foley.
Memorials may be made to Texas Heart Institute of Houston or Willow Springs-Turner Cemetery Association.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.
Ima Wilson, 86, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Grider officiating. Burial is in McWright Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilson was born July 21, 1912, in Upshur County; the daughter of William Washington and Carie Nelson Tanton. She was a self-employed seamstress and a member of the New Life Baptist Church, where she played the piano.
Surviving are daughters Anita Cline and Zela Campbell, both of Sulphur Springs, Doris Bench of Greenville and Jeannie Hague of Richardson; brothers, Melvin Miller of Greenville and Bill Tanton of Terrell; sisters, Faye Miller of Garland and Mildred Bench and Juanita Tanton, both of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by sons, Leon Bench Jr. and Bobby Wilson; brothers, Claudie Tanton and Dorma Tanton; sisters, Corena Miller and Edna Tanton; and grandson Tony Cline.
Pallbearers are Brandon Cline, Scott Mitchell, Alan Moon, Eric Isham, Kelly Shields and Charles Ameen.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
John Everette Babb of Greenville died Wednesday at his residence. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Kavanaugh United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Ben Shinn and Rev. Kenneth Shamblin officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
The son of John Green Babb and Leona Bradberry Babb, he was born June 19, 1906 in Weiland. He and Olga Yarbrough were married Nov. 14, 1931 in Commerce.
A retired salesman, Mr. Babb worked for International Manufacturing for 40 years. He was a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church. He was a member of the administrative board and Board of Trustees and the Couples Class of Kavanaugh.
He is survived by his wife of Greenville and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers aree Barney Babb Jr., Byron Chitwood, James Taggart, H.W. Inglish, George Droll, Charles King, Greg Sims and Rex Douglas. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Hayter, A.A. King, Kurt Nemeth, Clyde Wade, Hal Garner, M.Q. Hamilton and James Morgan.
Memorials may be made to Kavanaugh United Methodist Church.
Me'Kyela Lyon, 7 weeks old, of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grundy Memorial Park with Rev. M. Jolla and Rev. H. McLendon officiating.
My'Kyela was born Jan. 12, 1999 in Greenville to Tashana Lynn Bowen and Michael Lyon.
She is survived by her father of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her mother of Greenville; grandparents Lena Bowen and Anthony and Debra Lyon of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Polly Blaylock of Greenville; great-grandparents Ora Bowen of Sherman and Irene Dukes of Greenville and two sisters, Tity.Onna Lyon and Shantonia Jackson, both of Greenville.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Karey Mark Attaway, 51, of Winnsboro, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro. There is a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Scott McManus officiating.
The son of Dalton Norris Attaway and Harriet Burns, he was born Aug. 6, 1947 in Pittsburg. Mr. Attaway was a drug and alcohol counselor. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his mother, Harriet Chaney; two sons, Shannon Keith Attaway of Flower Mound and Dalton Heith Attaway of Rock Springs, Wyo.; two daughters, Sonya Lynn Wilson of Rock Springs, Wyo. and Karey LeAnn Attaway of Winnsboro; two brothers, Larry Attaway of Terrell and Dalton Attaway of Lubbock; a half-brother, Doyle Lee Attaway of Orange; a half-sister, Thelma Jean Bean of Beaumont and two grandchildren.
His father preceded him in death on May 19, 1954.
Pallbearers are Charles Cook, Jarod Cook, Rusty Burns, Russell Burns, Roy Dixon and Rev. Scott McManus.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
QUINLAN - Bill R. Blackwood of Quinlan died Tuesday in a Terrell Hospital. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church in Quinlan with Rev. Don Ridgeway and Rev. Ben Smith officiating. Burial is in Highland Memorial Park.
The son of William I. and Theo Blackwood, he was born Nov. 7, 1929 in Crosbyton. Mr. Blackwood worked as station manager for the U.S. Post Office. He was a member and deacon of Faith Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine Blackwood of Quinlan; two sons, David Blackwood of Bedford and Don Blackwood of Arlington; a daughter, Cathy Vass of Balch Springs; two brothers, Edd Blackwood of Alaska and Ivy Blackwood of Crosbyton; three sisters, Dorothy Harrell of Greensboro, N.C., Ruth Hood of Lubbock and Syble Hames of Lubbock; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel.
Kay Johnson of Lone Oak died Feb. 26 in an Emory nursing home. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Lone Oak with Roy Price officiating. Burial is in Rabb Cemetery.
Born in Lone Oak on July 18, 1914, he was the son of Walter and Stella Gibbs Johnson. He married Macie Wellington in 1933 in Lone Oak.
Mr. Johnson was a farmer. He was a member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church and Lone Oak Lodge A.F.&A.M.
Survivors include three sons, Walter Johnson of Dallas and Robert George Johnson and Glenn Johnson of Lone Oak; four daughters, Marion Jean Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Katie Porter and Mary Abernathy of Emory and Frances Turner of Lone Oak; a sister, Nellie Ross of Lone Oak; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Jo Ann Rasco
Jo Ann Rasco of Greenville died Wednesday morning at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mrs. Rasco was born May 11, 1931, in Lawton, Okla.; the daughter of Joe J. and Cammie Howard Jones. She was married to Roy M. Rasco on April 28, 1950, in Borger.
Mrs. Rasco moved to Greenville on Jan. 1, 1966. She was the owner of Rasco Seed and Pet Store and a Baptist.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kamy Joan and Jeffrey Spurgin of Greenville; brother, Don Jones of Quinlan; sister, Barbara Brink of Florence, Ala. and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband on May 10, 1989.
Pallbearers are Kirk Anderson, David Klein, Leo Bryant, George Droll, Leon Wineinger and Monty White.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.