W.E. "Bud" Treadway
A memorial service for W.E. "Bud" Treadway of Greenville is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Kavanaugh United Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Shinn officiating.
A private family interment is planned.
Mr. Treadway died Monday in an automobile accident in Hunt County.
He was born June 29, 1918, in Greenville to Edd and Ethyl Horne Treadway. He graduated from East Texas State University in 1940 and married Jane Norris on Sept. 27, 1942, in Childress.
He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy serving overseas in Africa, Sicily and the Normandy invasion, and he was a damage instructor at Notre Dame. He was a partner in Treadway Brothers Produce and then a salesman for D.E. Narramore Co.
A member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church, he served on various boards of the church, taught a Sunday school class and served as former chairman of the Official Board. He was a member of Lions Club and a former member of the Planning and Zoning Committee.
Surviving are his wife, of Greenville; a son, Jason Treadway of Dallas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and John Hammond of San Antonio, Jan and Karl Focke of Austin and Jennifer and Ed Arnoldi of Coppell; a brother, Reagan Treadway of Greenville, and two sisters, Rachel Lafferty of Commerce and Ethel Gleaves of Richardson; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Logan Treadway.
The family will receive friends in fellowship hall of the church following the service.
Memorials may be made to Kavanaugh United Methodist Church of the American Cancer Society.
CHICOTA - Funeral services for Don Annett are at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church. Mr. Annett died Sunday evening in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.
He was born Sept. 5, 1938, in Chicota to Howard and Juanita Townsend Annett. He married Kathie Hulen Morgan on June 29, 1996 in Greenville. He was owner of Annett Auto Sales in Greenville.
Surviving are by his wife of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law ReDonna and Elmer Carroll of Madison, Wis., son and daughter-in-law Rick and DeeAnn Annett of Denton and their mother Audra Annett of San Antonio, son and daughter-in-law Tony and Lori Annett of McKinney, daughter and son-in-law Tammie and Johnny Stover of McKinney and their mother Saundra Annett of Wichita Falls; stepson and daughter-in-law Rick and Sherri Moran of Gunter; his mother-in-law, Carra Sue Hulen of Greenville; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Betty Annett of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren, one nephew and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother and sister.
Pallbearers are Webb Biard, Randy Taylor, Grady Reid, Howard Sikes, Bill Morgan, Jack Howard, Kenneth McDougal and Jerald Casstevens.
Family visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A memorial service for Merle Mae Ayers, 93, was conducted May 14 in Cheyenne Mountain Nursing Center.
Mrs. Ayers died May 10 in the nursing center.
A former resident of the Pythian Guest House in Greenville for 15 years, she was born Merle Mae Dennison on April 10, 1906, in Altona, Oklahoma Territory, to Howard G. and Fannie Mae Hoffman Dennison.
In 1923 she married Fred E. Weiszbrod in Watonga, Okla. In 1934 she married Charles W. Ayers in El Reno, Okla. She was a retired beautician.
Suviving are a son, Billy M. Weiszbrod of Greenville; two granddaughters, Diana Lynn Phillips Tolson of Colorado Springs; Linda J. Nordahl White of Grand Cayman Island, BWI; four grandsons, Scott Phillips of Raleigh, N.C., Daniel S. Weiszbrod of Greenville, John D. Weiszbrod of Springfield, Ore. and Noble L. Nordahl of Chandler, Okla.; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; a sister, Billie Awtrey; a daughter, Mary Beth Ayers Phillips; a grandson, Steven W. Phillips, and a great-grandson, Lynn S. Nordahl.
LEONARD - H.C. Brown, 67, died Sunday at his home in Leonard. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Leonard with Rev. Willie Houston officiating. Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery.
Mr. Brown was born March 3, 1932 in Fort Towson, Okla., to Lonzo Brown and Leona Clay Brown. He was a truck driver and a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Brown of Sherman; sons Jesse Ray Brown of Garden Grove, Cal., Albert Brown of Leonard, H.C. Brown Jr. of Leonard, Sherman Johnson of Denison, Charles Johnson of Sherman and Dustin Brown of Sherman; daughters Christy Brown, Tiffany Brown and Misty Brown, all of Sherman, Gale Humphrey of Madill, Okla., Dorothy Marshall of Leonard and Lola Brown of Amarillo; sisters Beatrice Espy, Corene Brown and Ruby Hailey, all of Leonard, Annie Craver of Floydada, Lula Robertson of Paris and Cleo Gray of Detroit, Texas; brother, John Henry Simmons of Paris; and several grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Lonzell Brown, Floyd Espy, Travis Johnson, John Simmons, Henry Bush and John Lewis Brown.
Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.
BLUE RIDGE - A graveside service for Morgan Cassidie Horn, infant daughter of Robert Neill Horn III and Meghann Eleanor Giles Horn of Celeste, is at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Blue Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Ricky Huggins will officiate.
The baby was born Sunday in Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville and died there the same day.
She is survived by her parents of Celeste; brother Joshua Blake Horn and Jordan McKinzie Horn, both of Tom Bean; grandparents Marjorie "Maggie" Giles of Celeste, Robert Horn Jr. and Patricia Anna Horn of Bailey, Vera Mae Keenan of Melissa and Robert James and Nellie MacBean of Port Richey, Fla.
Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard, which is in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services for Bill B. Porter of Greenville will be at 2 p.m. today in East Mount Cemetery, with Rick Henslee officiating.
Mr. Porter died Monday in Briarcliff Health Center.
He was born June 13, 1927, in Point to Milton and Ethel L. Oler Porter. He served in the U.S. Army and Marines and was a self-employed painter.
Surviving are a brother, Kenneth Porter of Rockwall; four sisters, Emogene Pierce of Commerce, Virginia Erwin of Campbell, Irene Carter of Greenville and Joan Morris of Brownwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, R.E. Porter, Grady Porter and Tommy Porter.
DALLAS - Funeral services for Leon Wheatley is at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel with Kebirn Rush, Billy Hackler and Phil Sigmon officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Wheatley died Saturday in Dallas.
He was born April 12, 1928, in Commerce. He attended Commerce High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II receiving the Victory Medal.
He was a retired police warrant officer for the DeSoto Police Department and was also retired from International Harvestor as a master mechanic.
Mr. Wheatley was a deacon of Danieldale Baptist Church since 1956 and a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows of Dallas Lodge No. 44 for 15 years. He served as past grand patriarch of the Grand Incampment of Texas, past president of Patriotic Militant of Arlington Lodge No. 44 and past district deputy and president.
He was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 63 of Grand Prairie and a lifetime member of Oddfellow Lodge No. 44 where he was currently serving as noble grand, and he was an amateur radio operator.
Memorials may be made to Danieldale Baptist Church.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Laurel Land Funeral Home.
COMMERCE - Margaret Benton, 74, of Cumby died Saturday in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Pangle and Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Burial is in Cumby Cemetery.
Mrs. Benton was born March 11, 1925, in Ebby Vale, South Wales, England; the daughter of William and Betha Luff Phillips. She was married to Dale Charles Benton on Nov. 2, 1943, in England.
Mrs. Benton was employed by the Shirey Company in Greenville for more than 25 years.
Surviving are a stepson, Murry Benton of Greenville; daughter, Donna Odom of Greenville; granddaughter, Michele Anderson of Dallas; grandson, Glenn Odom of Sulphur Springs; and three brothers and two sisters in the United Kingdom.
She was preceded in death by her husband, five sisters and two brothers.
Pallbearers are Kenneth Anderson, Charles Benton, Murry Gessman, Billy Gregg, Larry Phillips, Kenneth Romans, Nelson Ross and Jeremay Stone.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
James Hall, 64, of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Neal Clayton officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mr. Hall was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Hunt County; the son of William and Verma O'Neal Hall. He married Helen Hawkins on Jan. 24, 1955.
Mr. Hall was a Army veteran and worked in the auto shop business for 40 years and was working at the Tom Shirley Body Shop at the time of his death. He was a Baptist and loved to hunt and fish.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Jan Hall of California; brother, Doyle Hall of Campbell; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Jerry Hamlin of Sulphur Springs; brothers-in-law and wives, Gerald and Jewel Hawkins of New Mexico and James and Phyliss Regan of Caddo Mills; sister-in-law and husband, Dorce and Frank Pixsie of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Mildred Prince of Greenville; special babies, Christy, Cody and Caylee; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, mother- and father-in-law, Homer and Ora Hawkins; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Regan.
Nephews are pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ella Mae Lowry, 93, of Wolfe City died Saturday at Smith Nursing Center. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at Webb Hill Cemetery. with Rev. Rick Huggins officiating.
Miss Lowry was born Aug. 21, 1905, in the White Rock Community; the daughter of Claude Melvil and Emma DeFee Lowry Jr. She was a member of the White Rock United Methodist Church.
Surviving are sisters, Kathleen Hanson of Dallas, Alynee Tidwell of White Rock and Leta Welsh of Sacramento, Calif.; nieces, Nita Reisor of Greenville and Claudia Denn of Dallas; and nephews, Jerry Hanson of Mesquite, Ronnie Tidwell of Paris, Glen Lowry of League City, Robert Lowry of Southlake, J.C. Lowry of Sanger, Calif. and W.F. Lowry of Bells.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Willie Lowry, James Lowry Sr., Claude Lowry Jr., and Charlie Lowry; and a sister, Willie Brooks.
Visitation is from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.
GOBER - Wayne Roberts, 76, of Gober died Saturday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bonham. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gober Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Blain officiating. Burial is in Gober Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Bertie Roberts, of Gober; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Jucille Roberts of Whitesboro, Mike and Diane Roberts of Snook, Wes and Dawn Roberts of Nunnelee Community; and Kenny and Tina Roberts of Gober; daughters, Linda Reeves of Bonham and Kathy Sudderth of Mineral Wells; brothers, Bill Roberts of Windom, Glen Roberts of Kerns and W.M. Roberts of Gober; and sisters, Gwendolyn Woodson of McKinney, Vilous Burkett of Garland and Carol Crossland of Windom.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Roberts, and a sister, Christine Babers.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham.
Wilma Belle Ross, 83, of Garland died Saturday at Baylor Hospital of Garland. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Ross officiating. Burial is in Weiland Cemetery.
Mrs. Ross was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Hunt County; the daughter of W.O. and Mamie Coppinger Scroggins. She was married to Robert A. Ross on Feb. 12, 1934, in Emory.
A former Greenville resident, she was a Baptist and employed in electronic assembling with Texas Instruments.
Surviving are two sons, James Ross of Greenville and Ray Ross of Dallas; brother, Bill Scroggins of Whitehouse; two sisters, Mildred Hollis of Royse City and Joyce Sterling of Houston; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Ruth Phelps and Stella Warren; and two brothers, Ray Scroggins and T.C. Scroggins.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Harold James Attison
Services for Harold James Attison Sr., 84, of Greenville, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Thomas Hogland, Rev. Kirk Jones and Danny Davis officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. He died Saturday in Greenville.
Born in Birmingham, Ala. on Dec. 28, 1914, he was the son of Robert Dawson and Sarah Lula White Attison. He married Dorothy Sheltman in Greenville on Dec. 18, 1936. He was a sewing machine machinist and a member of First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Attison of Greenville; son and daughter-in-law Harold Jr. and Millye Attison of Greenville; daughters and sons-in law, Mary Lou and William Billingsley of Longview and Kitty and Thomas Hogland of Longview; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Judy Sanders.
He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Andrew Attison, one sister and five brothers.
Pallbearers include grandsons Jerry Sanders, Jay Attison, Harris Billingsley, Mathew Billingsley, John Roberts and John DiVerdi.
Visitation is scheduled from 7 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
ABERFOYLE - Services for James R. Gardner, 74, of the Aberfoyle Community will be 2 p.m. Monday at R. W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Adair Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. He died Saturday at his residence.
Born in the Aberfoyle Community on July 24, 1924, he was the son of Steward J. and Ora Pearl Goodwin Gardner. He married June Orum on Nov. 13, 1962 and she preceded him in death in 1988. He was a farmer and a rancher, a veteran of World War II and a member of Church of Christ in Wolfe City.
He is survived by two sons, Ray Gardner of Tira and David Gardner of Wolfe City; six daughters, Lena Fay Wallace of Ridgeway, Barbara Kay Woodruff of Wolfe City, Loretta Maye Luckett of Commerce, and Charlotte Rhenea Gardner, Melia Senea Gardner and Pamela Reshea Gardner, all of Wolfe City; two brothers, Dwight Gardner and Charles Gardner, both of Wolfe City and 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Billy Orum, Donald Orum, Ricky Duncan, Mike Duncan, Vernon Kiser, Tommy Gardner, Bobby Dale Williams and Mike Barker.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
COMMERCE - Services for Joy Vernell "Dosh" Gradick, 88, of Commerce, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Epiphany Episcopal Church with Father Gene Baker officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Sherman. He died Friday in Dallas.
Born In Tyler on Sept. 13, 1910, he was the son of James Montgomery Gradick and Mary Ellen Schackelford. He married Hazel Louise Edwards in Tyler on Aug. 28, 1933.
He moved to Commerce from Sherman in 1990. He had been employed as a composing room foreman for the Sherman Democrat where retired in 1975 after being employed for 29 years.
He was a member of Central Christian Church in Sherman, was a charter member of the Andrew Randell Masonic Lodge, was a Shriner, Allagrotto, was a 50-year Mason and was a 60-year member of the International Order of the Odd Fellows.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Brooks Arthur of Commerce; two grandchildren, Lynn Lehew of Rockwall and Lee Arthur of McKinney; four great-grandsons, Chad and Josh Lehew of Rockwall and Blake and Jacob Arthur of McKinney and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by two wives, Hazel Louise Edwards Gradick and Emma Derryberry Gradick; two brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers include: Lee Arthur, Kim Lehew, Chris Hughes, Todd Hughes, James Burnett, Jack Frizzell and Tommy Humphries. Honorary pallbearers include Claude Smart, T. A. Ray and J. P. Miller.
Memorials may be made to the Epiphany Episcopal Church Building Fund in Commerce.
Pemberton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.