Bobbie J. Jones, 74, of Greenville, formerly of Farmersville, died Thursday at Briarcliff Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Merit Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Fisher officiating. Burial is in Merit Cemetery.
The daughter of Joe Robert Biven and Vera Mae Nix Biven, she was born Dec. 1, 1925 in Malta. On June 6, 1942 she married Clarence Warner Jones in Texarkana.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker. She was a member of Merit Baptist Church.
She is survived by sons, Robert Jones of Farmersville, Michael Jones of Blue Ridge and Gerald Jones of Lewisville; a daughter, Sharon Hass of Merit; brother Jim Biven of Kaufman; a sister, Juanita Story of Sulphur Springs; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988 and by her parents.
Grandsons are pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.
LEONARD - There is a graveside service for Edna McCord, 89, of Leonard at 10 a.m. today at Burns Cemetery in Trenton. Rev. Wally Williams will officiate. Mrs. McCord died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
She was born Sept. 17, 1909 in Trenton to Mathias Butler and Susie James Butler. On Dec. 15, 1928 she married R.R. McCord in Trenton.
Mrs. McCord was a bookkeeper and secretary. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Leonard.
Surviving are sons, R.L. McCord of Greenville and Gerald McCord of Leonard; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death on May 23, 1971.
Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.
GAINESVILLE - Services for Bonnie McLerran McCoy, 74, of Gainesville were Monday at First Christian Church with Rev. Ken Cole and Rev. Bill Pennington officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. McCoy died Aug. 20 at Denton Regional Medical Center.
She was born May 29, 1925 in Burns City Community, Cooke County, to A.G. and Erna Myrick McLerran. On Dec. 20, 1947 she married Bob McCoy in Gainesville.
She attended Gainesville public schools and graduated from Newsome Dougherty Memorial High School with the Class of 1942. Following her graduation she was employed as a secretary at the high school.
Mrs. McCoy was a secretary at First Christian Church, City of Gainesville Tax Department and later at the local cable company from which she retired in 1987. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law ,Robbie and Louis Margot III of Commerce; grandson, Robert Matthew Margot of Greenville and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father on June 27, 1975; her mother on May 18, 1984 and a brother, Glenn McLerran on June 22, 1997.
Pallbearers were Ed Alexander, Bill McPherson, Ricky Allen, Don Woodruff, Ben Shackelford and Ike Gill. Honorary pallbearers were elders of the First Christian Church and their spouses; Cordell Martin, Mack Barnhart and Boyd Ware.
Memorials may be made to the Stained Glass Window Fund at First Christian Church.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville was in charge of arrangements.
LONE OAK - Lee Clark Robinson of Lone Oak died Wednesday at his residence. Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lone Oak Community Church with Rev. Charles Sheffield and Rev. Eugene Green officiating. Burial is in Hall Cemetery.
Born Feb. 23, 1919 in Quinlan, he was the son of Jinks Lee Robinson and Katherine Elizabeth Higdon. He married Dorothy Tucker on Oct. 9, 1954.
Mr. Robinson was an aircraft mechanic with E-Systems, retiring with 29 years' service. He was a member, deacon and trustee of Lone Oak Community Church.
Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife of Lone Oak; two sons, Jimmy Robinson of Lone Oak and Jackie Robinson of Mineral Springs, Ark.; five daughters, Katie Miller of Daluthe, Ga., Linda Quessenberry of Quinlan and Barbara Fannin, Doris Stotts and Susan Bishop of Lone Oak; one sister, Christine Butler of Quinlan; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by five sisters, two brothers and a grandson, Chad Stotts.
Pallbearers are Mark Miller, Scott Miller, Damon Weatherford, David Robinson, Edward Robinson, Joseph Robinson, Clay Stotts, Douglas Bishop, Lance Bishop, Cory Bishop and Chris Fannin.
Bartley Funeral Home of Lone Oak is in charge of arrangements.
Manuel Ledon Wilburn, 22, of Ladonia died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Bethel Baptist Church in Ladonia with Rev. Cecil Jones officiating. Burial is in Pleasent Grove Cemetery.
The son of Sam Houston and Betty Wilburn, he was born June 4, 1977 in Bonham. He was an employee of Supreme Beef. He was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his father of Pecan Gap; his mother of Ladonia; grandparents, Margaret Wilburn of Ladonia and Walter Meals of Oklahoma City, Okla.; great-grandmother Christine Wilburn of Ladonia; two brothers, Terrance Wilburn of Ladonia and Derrick Houston of Pecan Gap and four sisters, Yolanda Sanders of Wichita Falls, Margaret Wilburn and Sharon Wilburn of Ladonia and Misty Houston of Pecan Gap.
Pallbearers are Darin K. Sanders Sr., William McKinney Jr., Cedric D. Wilburn, Glen E. Wilburn, Bobby G. Aubrey, Michael R. Harris, Calvin Day and Val Furgosa.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel.
Ernest Franklin Barker, 89, of Greenville, died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital. There will be a private service at a later date.
Born Jan. 16, 1910 in Woodward, Okla., he was the son of Ralph and Lottie Barker. He worked in heating and cooling and was retired.
Mr. Barker is survived by a stepson, Jimmy Diviney of Greenville. He was preceded in death by his wife.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
COMMERCE - Mildred E. Horn, 75, of Commerce died at her residence Tuesday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Diggs and Rev. Leonard Allgood officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
The daughter of Benjamin Franklin Smith and Lerley Powell Smith, she was born March 30, 1924 in Quinlan. She and Harold H. Horn were married Dec. 7, 1951 in Commerce.
Mrs. Horn was a seamstress and owner of Mildred's Ready to Wear in Commerce. She was a member of Congregational Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of Commerce; sister, Hazel Ramsey of Coppell and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie L. Nelson on Aug. 19, 1962; two brothers and five sisters.
Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Congregational Methodist Church Building Fund, in care of Carol Holley, Route 2, Box 85, Commerce 75428 or to Vista Care Family Hospice, 2824 Terrell Road, Suite 403, Greenville 75402.
Lucille Josephine Johnson, 84, of Greenville died Wednesday at her residence. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.
The daughter of Frank Rogmary and Josephine Mary Turner, she was born May 20, 1914 in Sanders, Colo. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a guardian, Jerry McKnight of Greenville. Her husband preceded her in death.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Effie L. Patterson of Floyd died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Greenhaw and Rev. Pat Fleming officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.
Born in Bell County on Sept. 20, 1905, she was the daughter of C.W. Whitsett and Dorcas Sears Whitsett. On Dec. 26, 1928 she married J.P. "Paul" Patterson in Royse City.
Mrs. Patterson was a teacher and retired from the Bland Independent School District. She was a member of Floyd United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Patterson is survived by a son, James C. Patterson of Caddo Mills and two grandchildren, Emily West and Kyle Patterson.
Her husband preceded her in death on June 24, 1991.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
COMMERCE - Margaret Scott McGough, 77, of Dallas, died Monday. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. today at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce with Rev. Hudson Biggio officiating.
Daughter of James C. Kelly and Ethel Swearengin, she was born Sept. 14, 1921 in Commerce. She moved to Weatherford in 1939 and to Dallas in 1945. She married Roger Scott in Weatherford on Oct. 9, 1939; he preceded her in death.
She retired as a secretary with Dallas Independent School District with 30 years' service. On June 30, 1990 she married Loyd McGough in Dallas. Mrs. McGough was a member of the Oak Cliff Christian Church in Dallas. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. McGough is survived by her husband of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Steve Straus of Pottsboro; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two nephews and a niece, James Larry Adams of Commerce, Charles Jon Adams of Greenville and Carolyn Grant of Austin.
Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
DALLAS - Charles Olin McWhirter, formerly of Greenville, died Saturday. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Chapel, 7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas with Rev. Keith Payne Boone officiating and Dr. Robert Walker assisting. Burial will be at Hillcrest Mausoleum.
Born May 4, 1920 in Greenville, he was the son of Olin and Juanita McWhirter. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II and took part in the D-Day invasion. Mr. McWhirter was a sales executive in the Dallas office of General Electric for 32 years.
He was a member of the Class of 1942 at Texas A&M University. Mr. McWhirter and his wife have endowed several scholarships for deserving students and were patrons of the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Marjorie Stanley McWhirter; a son, Stan McWhirter; sister Kathleen Rosenberg of Pennsylvania and a grandson and two nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Jarrell, Jay Blevins, John Gatton, Jack Finney, George Yamini, Milton Justice, Wayne Miles, Haywood Eason, Jerry Holmes, Elmer Cullers, Tom Bailey and John Fraser.
Memorials may be made to the Charles O. and Marjorie S. McWhirter Presidential Endowed Scholarship, c/o Robert Walker, V.P. for Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Tx. 77843-1234.
EMORY - Alline Coats, 66, of Emory, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emory Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Weatherford officiating. Burial is in Emory City Cemetery.
Born Aug. 19, 1933 in Rains County, she was the daughter of Jack and Sally Graves Coats. She retired from Etheridge Printing Company with 25 years' service. She was a member of Emory Baptist Church, Farmers Market and Emory Women's Club.
Surviving are a brother, Jeff Coats of Mt. Pleasant and twin sister Pauline Young of Emory.
A son, Glenn Irby Proffitt, preceded her in death.
Friends are pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Billy W. Durham, 66, of Greenville are at 10 a.m. today at Westview United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Vowell officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
He died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
He was born in Honey Grove on Dec. 30, 1932 to Barney Durham and Thelma Baldridge Durham. On June 4, 1955 he married Bonnie Daniels in Greenville.
Mr. Durham served in the U.S. Army. He retired as a route salesman for Mrs. Baird's Bakery and from Automatic Gas. He was a member of Westview United Methodist Church.
Mr. Durham is survived by his wife of Greenville; a son, Tom Durham of Caddo Mills; two daughters, Kathy Felty of Wolfe City and Patti Crommett of Lewisville; sisters, Frances Hill of Campbell and Wanda Isaacs of Greenville; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a nephew.
Pallbearers are Kent McCutcheon, Bill Calvery, Larry Mayo, Doyle Shaw, Bob Chilyaw, Randy Hooten, Michael Hurley and Daniel Crommett.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
EMORY - Travis Garrett, 93, of Alba died Sunday at Heritage Nursing Home in Quitman. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Stovall and Rev. Edwin Lewis officiating. Burial is in Clifton Cemetery.
Born April 2, 1906 in Rains County, he was the son of John Garrett and Temperance Lennon. He married Blanche Shipp on Sept. 8, 1926 in Hopkins County.
Mr. Garrett was a school teacher for 43 years in Alba and surrounding areas and taught in Alba and Alba Golden for 18 years. He was a Baptist and a Mason.
Surviving are his wife of Alba; grandsons Michael Newland of Emory and Brian Newland of Alba; granddaughter, Markie Foster of Tyler; a brother, Louie Garrett of Miller Grove and two great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joy Daily on Sept. 4, 1997.
Pallbearers are Billy James Lynn, Mac Garrett, Roy Don Shipp, Kenneth Shipp, Travis Shipp and Durwood Shipp. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Owens, Bobby McQueen, Howard Garrett, Barney Hooton, Billy Joe Garrett, Jodie Hill, Boots Bowman and Joe Lane McKeown.
EMORY - A funeral service for Annie Louise Kerr, 92, of East Tawakoni is at 2 p.m. today at Emory Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Williams and Rev. Mark Weatherford officiating. Burial is in Hooker Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory.
The daughter of Alvin Harris and Annie Worthy Turner, she was born in Coryell County. On Sept. 1, 1933 she married Grover Vernard Kerr in Cleburne.
Mrs. Kerr owned a grocery store. She was a member of Emory Baptist Church and Eastern Star of Greenville.
Surviving are sons, Vernon Kerr of East Tawakoni and Wesley Kerr; two daughters, Martha Kerr and Mildred Kerr and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Joe M. Jackson, Allen Miller, Larry Miller, Phillip Miller, Raymond Griffith and Jerry Bray.
Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.