Melville Martin Jones Phillips of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. died Monday in Oceanside, Calif. A memorial service was Thursday at North Coast Church in Vista, Calif. There is a graveside memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville.
He was born Dec. 23, 1918 in Ennis to Melville Martin Jones and Rose Thomas. On Jan. 21, 1946 he married Elizabeth "Sue" Cathcart Phillips in Carrington, Ken.
Mr. Phillips was in the service during World War and was a POW. He received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a sales representative.
Mr. Phillips was a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and was in the church choir. He was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving are two daughters, Sheril Elizabeth Phillips and Charlotte Phillips Marjanovic and four grandchildren, Monica Elizabeth Cannon, Timothy David Cannon, Matthew Benjamin Marjanovic and Alexander Andrew Marjanovic.
He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother, Frank Phillips.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
WINNSBORO - Alvis E. Skidmore, 75, of Scroggins died Wednesday in a Tyler hospital. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marvin McDaniel officiating. Burial is in Liberty Cemetery in Franklin County.
Born Dec. 16, 1923 in Franklin County, he was the son of George Skidmore and Ortha France Skidmore. He grew up in the Winnsboro area before moving to Greenville. He returned to Scroggins in 1992.
Mr. Skidmore worked in aircraft assembly at E-Systems. He was a member of Peniel Church of Nazarene in Greenville. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Judith Pearl Skidmore of Scroggins; a son, Larry Edward Skidmore of Farmersville; a stepson, David Worth of Scroggins; daughter Linda Toal of Cedar Hill; stepdaughter Nancy Cummings of Scroggins; a brother, Charles Gerald Skidmore of Killeen; a sister, Betty Lockey of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife Sally Laura Skidmore in 1992 and a son,Douglas Skidmore in December 1984.
Pallbearers are Jason Moses, Donnie Skidmore, Dennis Skidmore, Steve Skidmore, Jeremy Skidmore and Matthew Skidmore. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Moses, Eric Cummings, Brian Cummings, Justin Worth, Randy Worth and Shane Cook.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Lewis Elvin Smith, 95, of Greenville, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Caney Cemetery with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. He died Tuesday at Northeast Texas Medical Center in Bonham.
The son of Tom Smith and Hattie S. Brown, he was born May 9, 1903 in Hopkins County. He married Bonnie Felts in 1930 in Oklahoma. Mr. Smith retired from Waddle-Connally Auto Parts. He was a member of the Greenville I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Surviving are two sons, Gerald D. "Dugger" Smith of Greenville and Ferrell Smith of Riverside, Calif.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on March 4, 1993; eight brothers and nine sisters.
Pallbearers are Mark Smith, Dustin Smith, Dane Smith and Charles Williams.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
CADDO MILLS - Iva Mae Street, 86, of Terrell, died Wednesday in Greenville. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Caddo Mills with Rev. Jason Roland officiating.
Born Oct. 12, 1912 in Mineral Wells, she was the daughter of Charles Green Brannon and Lucy Humphrey Brannon. She married Bryon Street in 1930. She was a homemaker.
Surviving is a son, Walter Scott Street of Grand Junction, Colo.; a daughter, Iva Nell Cude of Caddo Mills; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a great-granddaughter, Sarah E. Sanders Rose.
Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills is in charge of arrangements.
Ora R. Wade, 89, of Greenville, died Wednesday at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services are at North Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Harry Ball and Rev. Leslie Mills officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born in Graham Point on Oct. 16, 1909, she was the daughter of L.V. Middleton and Ray Ryan Middleton. She married Ivy William Wade in February 1933 in Royse City.
Mrs. Wade was a retired seamstress for Lee Company. She was a member of North Baptist Church.
Surviving are by two sons, Robert Wade of Greenville and Bill Wade of Mesquite; sisters Mary Lee Young of Greenville, Louise DeWess and Pauline Swaner, both of Dallas, Irene Weiss of California and Lucille Turner of Athens; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979; brothers Tom Middleton and Sim Middleton and a sister, Carmen Foley.
Pallbearers are Jeff Wade, Donald Polhans, Mark Wade, Don Nett, Doug Steger and Ronnie Middleton.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Roy Chester Wilhite died Wednesday in a Veterans Administration hospital. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Houston McLendon officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery.
Born in Longview on June 2, 1921 he was the son of Jim Wilhite and Fannie Smith. On July 6, 1964 he married Dora Lee Harris in Greenville. Mr. Wilhite served in the U.S. Army. He was a master plumber and he was a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Roosevelt Davis and Johnny Davis of Greenville; a daughter, Fannie Lee Davis of Greenville; a brother R.L. Wilhite of Canada; a sister, Gussie Mae Hawley of Gladewater; one grandchild and one great-grandchild and nieces nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Pallbearers are Ray Winton, Leo Hale, Thurman Brigham Sr., Vernon Williams, Willie Gordon and Norris Nelson.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CADDO MILLS - Jason Derrick Williams of Josephine died Tuesday in a car accident. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Josephine Baptist Church with Rev. Eric Rucker officiating. Burial is in Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
He was born April 6, 1980 in Greenville to Charles Ray Williams Jr. and Kathey Kelley Williams. He was a manager for McDonald's in Rockwall.
He is survived by his father of Idabel, Okla.; his mother and stepfather Kathey and Larry Monk of Josephine; brother Kerry Monk of Josephine; stepbrothers, Larry Monk Jr. and David Monk of Greenville; a sister, Kristin Williams of Josephine; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Kelley of Josephine and paternal grandmother, Norma Tucker of Idabel, Okla.
He was preceded in death by grandfather Ray Williams Sr.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills.
CADDO MILLS - Funeral services for William D. Williams, 68, of Dallas will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel in Caddo Mills with Rev. Steven Nauman officiating. Burial is in Tate Mountain Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla. at 3 p.m. Monday. He died Thursday at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Dallas following a long illness.
Born in Caddo Mills on March 31, 1931, he was the son of Glenn D. Williams and Beatrice Woods Williams. On Aug. 6, 1951 he married Vada Marie Walker in Coleman.
Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Army. He was a construction engineer for Austin Industries. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his father of Caddo Mills; his mother of Terrell; a son, Michael Lynn Williams of Houston; daughter Glenda Williams of Garland and sisters Betty Cleveland of Terrell, Betty Krodle and Jessie Williams of Caddo Mills
He was preceded in death by his wife and brothers Billy Jack Williams and Wayne Tredway.
Memorials may be made to Hospice at Golden Acres Nursing Home.
LADONIA - Geneva Massey Hornsby of Ladonia, died Tuesday night at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paris. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Ladonia with Bob Posey officiating. Burial is in the Ladonia Cemetery.
The daughter of Earl Massey and Martha West Massey, she was born April 12, 1919 in Selfs. She was a lifetime resident of Ladonia and worked for Henning Publishing Company for more than 30 years.
Survivors include five daughters, Peggy Bishop of Shreveport, La., Oma Hulsey of Wyomissing, Penn., Nancy Bruce of St. Louis, Mo., Joyce Bynum of Beckville and Martha Shaw of Garland; a brother, Glenn Massey of Sherman; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Delta Funeral Home of Ladonia is in charge of arrangements.
Charlie Jo McDaniel
DALLAS - Charlie Jo McDaniel of Dallas, former longtime Greenville resident, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. There is a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at Fellowship Bible Church, 10310 North Central Expressway, in Dallas.
She was born Nov. 17, 1916 in Greenville. She graduated from Greenville High School and Wesley College.
Mrs. McDaniel was a member of the First Baptist Church, Modern Study Club and was a volunteer for the Light House for the Blind in Dallas. She had resided in Dallas for the last seven years.
Surviving are a son, James S. McDaniel of Dallas and daughter-in-law Glenna Sue McDaniel of Dallas.
Her husband, James H. McDaniel, preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to Dallas Light House for the Blind, in care of Ms. Kathy Roberts, 4245 Office Parkway, Dallas, 75204 or to the American Diabetes Association.
OLNEY - Charles E. Mitchell, 78, of Olney died Friday in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were Monday in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Johnson officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 28, 1920 in Oilton, Okla. He and Wilda Mae Jones were married Aug. 4, 1946 in Springfield, Mo.
Mr. Mitchell attended Southwest Missouri State Teachers College and Tulsa University. While in college he played basketball and football for four years and was named All American in 1945. After college he played professional football for the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.
Mr. Mitchell was a coach at Greenville High School from 1947 to 1954, serving as head basketball coach, backfield coach and head football coach.
He moved to Olney in August 1954 from Greenville. He was principal of Olney High School for five years and superintendent for Olney Independent School District for 26 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
Mr. Mitchell was a member of the Olney Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge 790 A.F. and A.M. in Olney and the Texas Association of School Administrators. He was past president of The Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are his wife of Olney; three sons, Charles W. "Chuck" Mitchell of Plano, Steve Alan Mitchell of Lake Dallas and Gary Joe Mitchell of Tioga; three sisters, Mary Ruth Butler of Murfressboro, Tenn., Barbara Garland of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Dorothy Benegar of North Highlands, Calif. and six grandchildren.
Lunn Funeral Home of Olney was in charge of arrangements.
HUGHES SPRINGS - Myrtle Murdaugh, 81, of Hughes Springs died Tuesday at a Hughes Springs nursing home. There is a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday at Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville with Toby Drake officiating.
Mrs. Murdaugh was born July 2, 1917 in McKinney. She worked as a floral designer. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Greenville and was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star 189.
She is survived by a son, Ollie Drake of Daingerfield; a brother, Marvin Ray Lafon of Princeton; a sister, Mae Langley of Wills Point; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ollie Drake and Adrian Murdaugh.
Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.
Barbara Rhoden of Dallas died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Price Temple Church of God in Christ, Greenville, with Rev. Roy Price officiating. Burial is in St. Paul Cemetery.
Born Feb. 29, 1952 in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of Casey and Anna Edgeworth O'Gilvie. She married Walter Rhoden Jr. in 1971 in
Ft. Knox, Ken. Mrs. Rhoden was a nurse. She was a member of New St. Zion Baptist Church in Dallas.
Surviving are companion, Alvin Jackson of Dallas; two sons, Terry Rhoden of Dallas and Alvin Rhoden of Austin; four daughters, Yolandra Rhoden and Ninfa Rhoden of Dallas and Wendy McHenry and Rita Flowers of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Ronnie Edgeworth of Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Brenda Edgeworth and Deborah Jean Williams of Charlotte, N.C. and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son.
Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel.
BONHAM - Graveside services for Maurine Boggess, 82, of Greenville, formerly of Bonham, are at 2 p.m. Friday in Willow Wild Cemetery with Rev. Bill Benner of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville officiating.
She died Tuesday morning at her residence.
She was born June 21, 1916 in Whitewright to Andrew Pierce and Mary Elizabeth Ferguson Pierce. She was a graduate of Whitewright High School. In 1934 she married Earl Lanius Boggess in Durant, Okla.
Mrs. Boggess was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.
Surviving are her husband of Greenville; a son, Jack Boggess of Pueblo, Colo.; daughter Brenda Hicks of North Carolina and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Wise Funeral Home in Bonham from 1 p.m. until time of service Friday.