MERIT - Graveside services for Loyd Herman Payton of Farmersville are at 10 a.m. Friday in Merit Cemetery with Rev. Miller McClure officiating.
Mr. Payton died Monday in Farmersville.
He was born July 10, 1923, in Millwood to Perry Elmore and Maude Eller Spearman Payton. He was employed by the government, served in World War II and the Korean conflict, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Farmersville.
Surviving are two sisters, Rose Churchwell of Dallas and Dottie Stovall of Houston; one brother, Henry Payton of Dallas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville.
GRAND PRAIRIE - Funeral services for Gladys Roof of Grand Prairie were Tuesday in First Baptist Church, with burial in Southland Cemetery.
Mrs. Roof died Sunday morning in an Arlington nursing home.
She was born Jan. 1, 1907, to Noah and Jennie Duncan. She lived in Hunt County and later moved to Dallas and then Grand Prairie, where she and her husband operated a restaurant.
Surviving are four sons, Kenneth Gipson, George Roof III, Jimmie and Johnnie Roof; a sister, Thelma Luna of Greenville; a brother, Lee Duncan of North Palm Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995.
Funeral services for Marvella Casey-McLain, 74, of Pottsboro, are at 10 a.m. Thursday in Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop A.M. Gomez officiating.
Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
She died Monday in Texoma Medical Center in Denison.
She was born April 30, 1925, in Oakley, Idaho, to Joseph and Elva Frost McLaws. She married William McLain in September 1985 in Farmersville. She was a retired Licensed Vocational Nurse, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and president of the Women's Auxiliary, VFW, in Pottsboro.
Surviving are her husband, of Pottsboro; sons, William L. Casey of Greenville, Frances J. Callahan of Jamul, Calif., and Michael R. Casey of Blanchard, La.; daughters, Marie Swallow of Garland and Louise Moreland of Alba; a brother, Earl Bowcut of Spokane, Wash.; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, a brother, and husband O.G. Casey of Greenville to whom she was married for 40 years.
Pallbearers are Cody Casey, Jody Casey, Mike Casey, Andy Casey, Jody B. Casey, Casey Moreland and Kevin Swallow. Honorary pallbearer is Kenneth Swallow.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
CAMPBELL - Graveside services for Robert L. Powell, 81, of Commerce are at 2 p.m. today in Brigham Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Mitchell officiating.
Mr. Powell died Monday in Smith Nursing Home in Wolfe City.
He was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Arkadelphia, Ark., to John and Martha Powers Powell. He married Ludie Vaughn on June 15, 1951, in Hughes Springs. He was a Baptist and a retired farmer.
Surviving are his wife, of Commerce; children, Doris Wacasey of Siloam Springs, Ark.; Delois Price of Mount Pleasant; Kenneth Smith of Bowie; Don Smith of DeQueen, Ark.; Joe Smith of Oologah, Okla.; Robert Smith of Commerce; Bobby Powell of Simms; Debra Dozier of Wolfe City; Shirley Brown of Wolfe City; Mary Bunch of Bailey; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Clyde Powell, Claude Powell, Clurn Powell and Jay Powell; and one grandson.
Pallbearers are grandsons.
Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home in Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
GARLAND - Funeral services for Richard A. Clark, 54 of Caddo Mills are at 10 a.m. Thursday in Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Royse City Cemetery. Mr. Clark died Sunday in his home.
He was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Boston, Mass., to Roger A. and Mary A. Mahoney Clark. He was a machinist for a tool and die maker.
Surviving are his former wife, Sandra Clark; sons, Richard Clark II, Paul Clark, Stephen Clark and Mark Clark; and one granddaughter.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home at 1910 Eastgate Drive in Garland.
SEAGOVILLE - Funeral services for Frances T. Ellis are at 2 p.m. today in Roselawn Chapel, with Rev. Bob Coyner officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Taylor died Sunday in Dallas.
One of 13 children, she was born June 10, 1915, in Celeste.
Surviving are her husband, E. James Ellis of Mesquite; daughter, Claudine Lowry Denn of Dallas; brother, Charles Trotter of Greenville; sisters, Mildred Williams of College Station, Mattie Lou Richards of Germantown, Tenn., and Eunice Green of Greenville; grandchildren, Randy Denn and wife, Donna, Paula Denn, Stacie Bond and husband, Frank, and Drake Lowry and wife, Shellie; great-grandchildren, Ashley Denn, Erin Lowry, Rachelle Bond, Roselea Bond and Cameron Bond.
Roselawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
POINT - Funeral services for Mary Griffith, 82, of Point are at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church, with Rev. Gene Witt officiating. Burial is in Lone Star Cemetery.
Mrs. Griffith died Monday at her residence.
She was born June 26, 1917, in Rains County to James and Laura McCasland Riley. She was a housewife.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Decker and Norma Jobe, both of Point, and Lou Harris of Emory; a sister, Juanita Pascuel of Quinlan; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Point Funeral Home.
Jose A. Guajardo
Jose A. Guajardo, 44, of Greenville, died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. A 9 a.m. chapel service is planned at Peters Funeral Home today with Rev. Brad Strand officiating. Funeral Mass at St. Williams Catholic Church will follow at 10 a.m. with Rev. Antonio Diez officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mr. Guajardo was born in Harlingen on Oct. 22, 1954, to Pedro and Isabell Torres Guarjardo. He was married to Michelle Linkswiler. He was an electrician and carpet layer and a member of St. William's Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife and his parents of Greenville; sons Jose C. Guajardo, Tony Guajardo, John Guajardo, Micheal Guajardo and Joseph Guajardo of Greenville; daughters Angie Guajardo, Jessie Guajardo and Connie Guajardo of Greenville; brothers Nabor Guajardo of Abilene, and Pete Guajardo and Juan Baldenegro of Greenville; sisters Anita Laisure, Janie Morquecho and Hope Bowers of Greenville, Lupe Vega, Yolanda Rios and Isabell Vega of Winnsboro and Mary Melendez of Fate; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Wesley Taylor, Alex Morquecho, Anthony Laisure, Crespin Morquecho, Jose Guajardo, Richard Guajardo and Juan Baldenegro.
NEYLANDVILLE - Funeral services for Billy Wayne Harrison, 40, of Commerce are at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Price officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.
Mr. Harrison died Friday in a Dallas hospital.
He was born Dec. 31, 1958, in Lodi to Manuel and Vera Lee Crenshaw Harrison. He married Barbara Luckey on Aug. 10, 1987, in Commerce. He was a construction worker and a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife, of Commerce; his mother, of Commerce; three sons, Arron Luckey of Austin, Lorenzo Johnson of DeSoto, Christopher Luckey of Commerce; two daughters, Jesrene Johnson of Austin and Rachel Johnson of Commerce; two brothers, Manuel Harrison and Johnny Harrison of Dallas; four sisters, Minnie Luckey, Ora Rhodes of Commerce, Jewel Nealon, Teresa Craddock of Dallas; 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, a son and a brother.
Pallbearers are John Rhodes, R.C. Luckey, Deedrick Booth, Johnny Harrison, Phillip Luckey and Larry Luckey.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home.
MESQUITE - Services for R.T. Higginbotham, 71, of Mesquite are at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Grove Hill Memorial Park.
Mr. Higginbotham died Sunday.
He was born July 27, 1927, in Campbell. He was a member of Sam P. Cochran Masonic Lodge No. 34.
Surviving are his wife, Betty, of Mesquite; two daughters, Vicki Lynn Shaw of Rowlett and Barbara Gail Grant of Mesquite; three brothers, Claudus Higginbotham of Greenville, Leon Higginbotham of Cumby and Joe Higginbotham of Brashear; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Judy Rae Mallory.
Memorials may be sent to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Funeral services for Vallie Cole Tribble, 96, will be in Grace Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C., at 2 p.m. Thursday with Dr. Barry Beames and Rev. Joe Hinton officiating. Burial is in Graceland Cemetery, Greenville, S.C.
A former Greenville, S.C., resident, Mrs. Tribble died Sunday morning in her Greenville, Texas, residence.
She was born Sept. 21, 1902, in Anderson, S.C., to James Hillery Cole and E. Eugenia Lemmons Cole. She married Chevis Tribble, April 1, 1923, in Anderson, S.C. She was employed in the textile mills and Puttman's Rugs, and was former assistant to the Dean of Women at North Greenville College. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C., and of Woodmen of the World.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Tribble Beams of Greenville, Texas, and Carolyn Tribble Jones of Greenville, S.C.; a daughter-in-law, Alice Gillespie Tribble of Atlanta, Ga., six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1965, and her son, James Curtis Tribble in 1962.
Pallbearers are Charles Mullinex, James Jones, Joshua Beames, Harold Owens, Gary Beard and Christopher Beard.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Thomas-McAfee Funeral Home in Greenville, S.C., and memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville, Texas.
Zona N. Brown
HEFLIN, La. - Zona N. Brown, 81, of Heflin, La., died Sunday in Minden, La., after a long illness. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City with Rev. Gerald Watson officiating.
She was born in Groesbeck on May 25, 1918, to Thomas and Stella Bell Noble. Mrs. Brown was a ember of First Baptist Church in Denton.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Gerald Watson of Heflin; a sister, Mozelle Winn of Dallas; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jose A. Guajardo
Jose A. Guajardo, 44, of Greenville, died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. A 9 a.m. chapel service is planned at Peters Funeral Home Tuesday with Rev. Brad Strand officiating. Funeral Mass at St. Williams Catholic Church will follow at 10 a.m. with Rev. Antonio Diez officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mr. Guajardo was born in Harlingen on Oct. 22, 1954, to Pedro and Isabell Torres Guarjardo. She was married to Michelle Linkswiler. He was an electrician and carpet layer and a member of St. Williams Cathloic Church.
Surviving are his wife and his parents of Greenville; sons Jose C. Guajardo, Tony Guajardo, John Guajardo, Micheal Guajardo and Joseph Guajardo of Greenville; daughters Angie Guajardo, Jessie Guajardo and Connie Guajardo of Greenville; brothers Nabor Guajardo of Abilene, and Pete Guajardo and Juan Baldenegro of Greenville; sisters Anita Laisure, Janie Morquecho and Hope Bowers of Greenville, Lupe Vega, Yolanda Rios and Isabell Vega of Winnsboro and Mary Melendez of Fate.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Taylor, Alex Morquecho, Anthony Laisure, Crespin Morquecho, Jose Guajardo, Richard Guajardo and Juan Baldenegro.
There will be a rosary today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
LEONARD - Funeral services for Gladys A. Duncan, 80, of Leonard, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Taylor Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Chris Cowen officiating. Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery. She died Friday in the Texoma Medical Center in Denison.
Born on Nov. 13, 1918, she was the daughter of Walter Lance and Beulah Cummings Lance. She married John G. Duncan in Bonham on Oct. 18, 1939. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leonard and was a sales representative for Avon.
She is survived by her husband, J. G. (June) Duncan Jr. of Leonard; daughters Linda Ross of San Antonio and Judy Edwards of Lubbock; sisters Ethel Leeth of Bonham and Loreta Doan of Tampa; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Durrell "Shorty" Everett, 74, of Greenville, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Webb Hill Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Mitchell officiating. He died Saturday at the Veterans Administration Center in Bonham.
Born in Greenville on April 29, 1925, he was the son of Ruben and Zuma F. Williams Everett. He was a veteran of World War II and was retired.
He is survived by friends Richard Sampson of Celeste and Robert Rudd Jr. of Greenville; sister-in-law Angie Everett of Wolfe City; nieces and nephews Larry Everett, Karen Foster, Terry Everett and Alissa Farley; two great-nephews and two great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lealand E. Everett.
R. W. Owens and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lola Mae Lucille Lindsey, 83, of Midlothian died Thursday at Ennis Care Center in Ennis. There is a graveside service at 10 a.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating.
Daughter of James Oscar Gray and Ida May Perkins Gray, she was born July 21, 1915 in Neyland. On July 29, 1930 she married Horace Franklin Lindsey in Greenville. Mrs. Lindsey was a retired ward clerk at Citizens Hospital. She was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
Mrs. Lindsey is survived by two sons, Larry Lindsey of Campbell and Billy Lindsey of Fairlee; two daughters, Diana Parker of Midlothian and Evelyn Gillingham of Dallas; brothers A.V. Gray of Greenville and J.O. Gray of McKinney; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on June 10, 1992; a daughter, Betty Mae Lewis, on Nov. 24, 1984 and a grandson, Ricky Don Lewis, on March 7, 1979.
Pallbearers will be Tracey Greenwood, Nakia Lindsey, Danny Morrow, Dennis Parker, Jeff Parker, Tony Patterson and Dale Lewis.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.