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The Small Counties of Texas Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Texas Obituaries Collection - Hunt County - 259

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Date: Monday, 27 September 2010, at 8:45 a.m.

Frances Grimes

CUMBY Frances Grimes, 60, of Cumby died Sunday in Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cumby. Burial is in Cumby Cemetery.

Mrs. Grimes was born July 30, 1939, in Troy, Okla.; the daughter of James Houston and Samantha Hammonds Wigington. She was married to Donald Grimes on Oct. 5, 1957, in Rockwall. She was a member of the Assemblies of God.

Surviving are her husband of Cumby; sons, Ernie Grimes of Pryor, Okla. and Danny Grimes of Cumby; daughter, Connie McKibben of Wylie; sister, Linnie Roland of Sachse; brother, Jackie Wigington of Merit; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cumby Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Reba Ingram

Reba Dell Ingram, 70, of Greenville died Sunday in Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Meadowbrook Cemetery in Paris, Texas with Reb. Robert Baldridge officiating.

She was born April 3, 1929, in Bogota; the dauhgter of E.C. and Minnie Johnson Stogner. She was married to Carl Ingram on June 19, 1949, in Lamar County. She was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.

Surviving a son, Ted Ingram of Lubbock; daughter, Susan Smith of Campbell; mother, Minnie Stogner of Honey Grove; brothers, Norman Stogner and Bobby Stogner, both of Greenville, and Denton Stogner of Brookston; sister, Edna Daugherty of Baytown and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985; father; an infant daughter, Beverly Ingram; and brother, Kenneth Stogner.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Monk

Bonnie D. Monk, 87, of Quinlan died Thursday in Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Private services were at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don LaBrot officiating. Burial was in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Mrs. Monk was born Sept. 8, 1912, in Bowie County; the daughter of Noah and Addie Davis Bates. She was married to Willard Monk on Dec. 23, 1933, in Quinlan. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are daughters, Blenda Pruitt of DeSoto and Linda Lewis and Glenda Monk, both of Quinlan; granddaughters, Darlinda Monk and April Monk; and sisters, Elner Ross of Quinlan and Eileen Smith and Geneva Chapman, both of Nederland.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995; two brothers and three sisters.

Ola Motheral

Ola Beatrice Motheral, 90, of Fallon, Nev. died Wednesday in Fallon. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Bob Laymen officiating.

Mrs. Motheral was born Nov. 17, 1908, in Cameron; the daughter of Robert Lee and Matha Valentina Hancock. A former Temple resident, she was active at the George Schwin Senior Center in Battle Mountain and at the Fallon Senior Center.

Surviving are a niece, Carolyn Mattly of Fallon; and sisters, Verna Dunham, Ruby Tartaglia and Mattie Lee Aven, all of Texas.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy, in 1958 , and her husband.

Peters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Pitts

VAN ALSTYNE Dorothy Lee Pitts, 72, died Saturday at Zale-Lipshey University Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Flesher Funeral Home Chapel with Thomas Richards, Joel Pitts, Robert Myre and Harold Pitts officiating. Burial is in Van Alstyne Funeral Home.

Surviving are daughters, Kathy Richards and Pam Sandifer, both of Rowlett, Brenda Bennett of Royse City, Sherry Simmons of Silo, Okla., and Trisha Coomer of Howe; son, Harold Pitts of Tyler; sisters, Modeen Cambell of Irving and Daisey Baker, Rita England and Martha Howell, all of Farmersville; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Martin Dooley

LONE OAK Martin Dooley, 81, of Lone Oak died Friday in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Prairie Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Ratliff and Rev. Tommy Witt officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Valley Cemetery.

Born June 22, 1918 in Hunt County, he was the son of Robert and Carrie Mackey Dooley. On Oct. 5, 1939 he married Margaret Green in Hunt County. Mr. Dooley lived in Hunt County all of his life.

A farmer and rancher, he was a director of the Upper Soil Conservation Commission for 40 years. In 1980 he was recognized as Farmer of the Year by the Farm Bureau.

Surviving are his wife; a brother, Ben Dooley of Lone Oak and sisters Betty Davis of Lone Oak and Tula Douglas and Bobbie Harris of Campbell.

A brother, R.T. Dooley, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers will be Charles Moore, Jim Edd Moore, Davie Moore, Terry Dooley, Gary Dooley and Rudy Douglas.

Geneva Coyle

Geneva Coyle, 80, of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. Vernell Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Mrs. Coyle was born on Feb. 13, 1919, in Durant, Okla., to John Reynolds and Winnie Warren. She married L.M. Coyle on Nov. 16, 1952, in Durant. She was a homemaker and member of the First Pentecostal Church of God.

Survivors include sons John Tawater and Sam Tawater, both of Greenville; step-son Mike Coyle of Celeste; and 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 28, 1994, a brother and two sisters.

Pallbearers are Sam Delamar, Delvin Delamar, Bill Delamar, Jerry Cook, Rudy Matkins and Ricky Patterson.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Garland Spence

Garland Spence, 78, of Greenville died in his home Saturday. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating.

He was born in Hunt County on July 11, 1921. He married Ema Skarla Spence in Greenville. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

A retired employee of Ford Motor Company, Mr. Spence was a Baptist and member of VFW Post 4011.

Survivors include his wife and son Frank Spence of Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Coker-Mathers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Sumrow

MERIT Virginia Christine Sumrow, 89, of Merit died Wednesday in Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Lois Cooper and Wesley Ford officiating. Burial will be in the Merit Cemetery.

She was born in Merit on Dec. 25, 1909, to Felix Grundy Ketron and Claudie Irene Shelton Ketron. She married Earl Sumrow in Merit on Dec. 15, 1935. Mrs. Sumrow was a homemaker and member of the First Methodist Church of Merit.

Survivors include sons F.D. Sumrow of Merit and Keith Sumrow of Allen; daughters Elaine Sumrow and Camelia, both of Greenville; sister Mary Ketron of Greenville; and grandchildren Donna, Brandon, Mindy and Angela.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Bill and Frank Ketron.

Pallbearers are Brandon Sumrow, Leon Lorton, Harold Roseberry, Logan Graham, Ralph Shelton and Kevin Speyrer. Wesley Ford and Marcus Villereal are honorary pallbearers.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Martin Dooley

LONE OAK Martin Dooley, 81, of Lone Oak died Friday in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Prairie Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Ratliff and Rev. Tommy Witt officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Valley Cemetery.

Born June 22, 1918 in Hunt County, he was the son of Robert and Carrie Mackey Dooley. On Oct. 5, 1939 he married Margaret Green in Hunt County. Mr. Dooley lived in Hunt County all of his life.

He retired from E-Systems and was a farmer and rancher. He was director of the Upper Soil Conservation for 40 years. In 1980 he was recognized as Farmer of the Year by the Farm Bureau.

Surviving are his wife; a brother, Ben Dooley of Lone Oak and sisters Betty Davis of Lone Oak and Tula Douglas and Bobbie Harris of Campbell.

A brother, R.T. Dooley, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers will be Charles Moore, Jim Edd Moore, Davie Moore, Terry Dooley, Gary Dooley and Rudy Douglas.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bartley Funeral Home in Lone Oak.

Clifford Ray Evans

CUMBY Clifford Ray Evans, 70, of Cumby died Thursday in Cumby. Services will be at the Church of Christ in Commerce on Sunday at 2 p.m. with David Gibson officiating. Military graveside services will be at 3 p.m. in the Sunny Point Cemetery in Cumby.

Mr. Evans was born On Aug. 23, 1929, in Cumby to Robert Linton and Vera Mae Preston Evans. He was retired from the United States Air Force after 23 years of service and was a member of the Church of Christ in Commerce.

Surviving are sons Linton Evans of Greenville and Michael Evans of Wichita Falls; daughters Diana McGrath of Australia and Peggy Anderson of Cumby; brothers Robert Evans of Mabank and Howard Evans of Cumby; six grandchildren and a special friend, Pat Price of Garland. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Evans.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home in Commerce. Pallbearers will be Don Fausnight, Eric Williams, Dane Petty Phil Evans, Dewayne Evans, Dave Evans, Jimmy Evans and Rick Teer.

Betty Heard

Betty Jean Heard of Emory died Monday in a car accident near Point. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Emory with Dwight Smith officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery in Emory.

The daughter of Haywood and Gracie V. Givens Jackson, she was born March 29, 1940 in Emory. On Aug. 30, 1980 she married John Heard in Rains County.

Mrs. Heard was employed as a cook. She was a member of Jackson Church of Deliverance.

Surviving are her husband of Emory; eight sons, Kaywood Abernathy of Como and Cleon Jackson, Evender Jackson, Karon Jackson, Tony Jackson, Lynn Jackson, Ivory Joe Jackson and Jerry Jackson, all of Emory; three daughters, Betty Jo McGill of Como, Lavounda Jackson of Sulphur Springs and Jessica Jackson of Greenville; two stepchildren, Cornello Heard of Dallas and Tracy Heard of Lousiana; three brothers, Jessie Lee Jackson and Otha Lee Jackson of Emory and Wallace Jackson of San Antonio; three sisters, Nellie G. Summerfield and Helen Smith of Greenville and Annie Ruth Pickron of Emory; a number of grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Quintene Newhouse, Ezekiel Jackson, Adrain Jackson, Cleon Jackson Jr., Christopher Jackson and Otha Lee Jackson.

Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maxine Briggs

POINT Maxine Briggs of Point died Wednesday in Greenville. There is a graveside service at Lonestar Cemetery in Point at 11 a.m. today. Rev. Gene Witt will officiate.

The daughter of George and Maud Goodson Dodson, she was born Jan. 31, 1927 in Lone Oak. She was a housewife.

Surviving are sons Johnny Briggs and Terry Briggs of Point; three daughters, Sherry Cone of Temple, Penny Burns of Point and Tammy Randolph of Emory; a brother, Robert Dodson of Edgewood; a sister, Delphine Pilcher of Fresno, Calif.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Eddie Dodson, Ricky Dodson, Danny Dodson, Johnny Ray Briggs, David Bohannon and Keith Dodson.

Tommy Finch Jr.

COMMERCE Tommy Ray Finch Jr., 28, of Mesquite died in Dallas Saturday. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel. There is a private burial at a later date.

Born in Escandido, Calif. on Aug. 9, 1971, he was the son of Tommy R. Finch Sr. and Jenoice Robertson Finch. Mr. Finch was a sheet metal mechanic trainee with Trinity Contractors in Grand Prairie.

He is survived by a son, Daniel W. Finch of Hubbard; his father of Dallas; his mother of Midlothian; sister and brother-in-law Shawnne and Gary Vineyard of Midlothian; fiancee, Jackie Gawne of Mesquite; two nephews and aunts and uncles.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Billy Graham

SULPHUR SPRINGS Funeral services for Billy V. Graham, 76, of Emory are at 10 a.m. Friday at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Hardage officiating. Burial is in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Mr. Graham died Monday evening at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas following a brief illness.

Born in Merkel on July 5, 1923, he was the son of Eli and Fay Atkinson Graham. On March 10, 1946 he married Evelyn Willis in Greenville. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Mr. Graham was a former longtime resident of the Metroplex area and moved to East Texas in 1990. He retired from retail sales with Payless Cashways in Irving. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, a member of the Faith Sunday School Class and the Silvertone Choir.

Surviving are two sons, Billy David Graham of Fort Worth and Carl R. Graham of Point; a daughter, Shelia Frey of Forney; a sister, Wanda Jackson of Garland; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife on March 26, 1998 and a brother, Arthur Graham.

Pallbearers are Billy Jackson, Bob Jackson, Richard Willis, David Johnson, Lynn Jackson, Jeffrey Johnson, Stuart Frey and David Burris. Members of the Faith Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church are honorary pallbearers.

Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Willard Miller

QUINLAN A graveside service for Willard Dean Miller, 69, of Quinlan is at 11 a.m. today at Crandall Cemetery in Crandall. Mr. Miller died Tuesday at his residence.

He was born May 18, 1930 in Wolfe City to Henry and Evie Malone Miller. He married Helen Good on Feb. 22, 1970 in Dallas.

Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Army. He was a dispatcher for Austin Paving Company.

Surviving are his wife of Quinlan; his mother, Evie Childers of Dallas; two daughters, Barbara Taylor and husband Gill of Garland and Diane McMeans and husband Ed of Greenville; two brothers, Bill Miller and wife Faye of Cash and James Miller of Dallas; two sisters, Earline Collins of Dallas and Burnell Milford of Paducah, Okla. and four grandchildren, John Taylor and wife Shelly, Gary Taylor and wife Stephanie, Jon Beller and wife Joie and Anne Taylor Ivy and husband Keenan.

His father preceded him in death.

Pallbearers are grandchildren John Taylor, Gary Taylor, Jon Beller and Keenan Ivy and two nephews, Sammy Savage and Ray Miller.

Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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