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Jimmy Hamilton
Jimmy Ray Hamilton, 65, of Greenville died Sunday at Briarcliff Health Center. Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Park Cemetery with Rev. Mike Nichols officiating. Mr. Hamilton was born April 5, 1934, in Greenville; the son of Walter Melva and Joella Strader Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was a graduate of the University of Texas and a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired interior decorator with Covin House and Table in Dallas. Surviving are his mother of Greenville; a brother, M.J. "Ham" Hamilton of Greenville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father on Jan. 31, 1976. Memorials may be made to Aldersgate Church Mission Fund. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at 2305 Stanford Street. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Charles Layman
MESQUITE - Rev. Charles Grady Layman died Nov. 19. Services were Nov. 22 at Wildwood Baptist Church with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas. He was born Sept. 5, 1915. Rev. Layman was a minister for 50 years and was a minister in Caddo Mills. Surviving are his wife Ruth Buchanan Layman; daughters Dolores Thomas of Garland and Barbara Tribble of Mesquite; two grandchildren three great-grandchildren; four brothers and one sister. His first wife, Eleena Kirby, preceded him in death. Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Homes of Mesquite were in charge of arrangements.

Francisca Mendoza
Francisca Mendoza of Farmersville died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. There is a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville with Rev. Ornaldo officiating. Born in Comonfort GTO, Mexico on June 4, 1960, she was the daughter of Eduardo Mora and Antonina Lopez. She married Manuel Mendoza in 1979 in Mexico. Mrs. Mendoza was a homemaker. She was a Catholic. She is survived by her husband of Farmersville; sons V. Reyes Mendoza, Vicente Mendoza and Armando Mendoza, all of Farmersville and daughters Emelia Mendoza, Blanca Mendoza and Lucia Mendoza, all of Farmersville. Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Moore
FARMERSVILLE - Helen Lucile Moore, 82, of Farmersville, formerly of Waco, died Sunday at her residence. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waco Memorial Chapel with chaplain Curtis Holland officiating. Burial is in Waco Memorial Park. She was born Jan. 2, 1917 in Denison to Abner E. and May Sarber Jones. She and Thomas Edwin Moore were married Jan. 13, 1939 in San Antonio. Mrs. Moore was a cashier at Gibson's and she was a Methodist. Surviving are daughters Marion Toumbs of Farmersville and Tomi Ruth Clements of Bridgeport; a sister, Pauline Wilkes of San Antonio; half sister, Joy Witt of Springfield, Va.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Fielder-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

November 29, 1999

Opal Douglas
LONE OAK - Opal Marie Douglas, 89, of Lone Oak died Saturday at the Silver Leaves Nursing Center in Garland. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. today at Prairie Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Frazier and Rev. Roger Ratliff officiating. Burial is in Prairie Valley Cemetery. Mrs. Douglas was born August 24, 1910, in Flomot; the daughter of Edd and Ludie Dooley Moore. She was married on Nov. 5, 1932, to John A. Douglas in Hugo, Okla. Mrs. Douglas was a member of the Prairie Valley Home Extension for more than 50 years and the Prairie Valley Baptist Church. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Pam Douglas of Lone Oak; grandchildren, Jessica Douglas and Justin Douglas of Lone Oak; brother, Russell Moore of Campbell and sister, Ozella Jones of Greenville. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 22, 1973; sister, Grace Rogers; and brothers, Henry Moore, Eddie Moore, Dale Moore and Melvin Moore. Pallbearers are Rudy Douglas, Jim Edd Moore, Charles Moore, Davy Moore, Gary Jones and Perry Jones. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Hamilton
Jimmy Ray Hamilton, 65, of Greenville died Sunday at Briarcliff Health Center. Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Park Cemetery. Mr. Hamilton was born April 5, 1934, in Greenville; the son of Walter Melva and Joella Strader Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was a graduate of the University of Texas and a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired interior decorator with Covin House and Table in Dallas. Surviving are his mother of Greenville; a brother, M.J. "Ham" Hamilton of Greenville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father on Jan. 31, 1976. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

November 28, 1999

Graydon Cavness
Graydon "Cav" Cavness, 68, of Campbell died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cary Kinnaird officiating. Burial will be in Cherokee Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He was born in Cherokee, Texas, on June 8, 1931, to John Daniel and Lucy B. Johnson Cavness. He married Shirley Clack on Feb. 6, 1954, in England. Mr. Cavness was a United States Air Force veteran and served in the Korean Conflict and a member of the American Legion. After retiring from E-Systems after 42 years, he became a rancher. Survivors include his wife of Campbell; son Graham Cavness of Campbell; daughters Janet Kay Crawford of Campbell and Linda Gay Brown of Goldthwaite; and grandchildren Jessie Ray Crawford, Shellie Lynn Crawford, Taylor Lindsey Cavness and Blake Jared Brown. Jason Irwin, Gary McClary, Gary Lowery, Roy Travis, Mark Seal and David Orona will be honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ben Hudgeons
Ben Hudgeons Jr., 77, of Greenville died Friday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Raymond Turner officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. He was born in Iowa Park, Texas, on Oct. 18, 1922, to Ben L. Hudgeons and Safrona Huddleston Hudgeons. He married May Fair Sigler in Greenville on July 4, 1943. Mr. Hudgeons was a United States Air Force veteran and received the Bronze Star. He served in World War II and took part in the invasion of Normandy. He retired after 37 years with E-Systems as an aircraft electrical supervisor. He was a member of the Christian Church and the UAW. Survivors include his wife of Greenville; sons Ben J. Hudgeons Jr. of Quinlan, Gary W. Hudgeons of Greenville, Bobby L. Hudgeons of Greenville and adopted son Brice Beasley of Dallas; Linda G. Gillentine of Greenville; Sheri K. Hudgeons of Dallas; brother Jack Hudgeons of Covington, La.; grandchildren Benny Hudgeons, Jerry Hudgeons, Joe Hudgeons, Melinda Carroll, John David Hudgeons, Jeremy Hudgeons, Don Gillentine, Kyle Gillentine, April Mudie, Brian Hudgeons and Cody Hudgeons; great-grandchildren Harlie Mudie, Harper Gillentine, Tristen Carroll and Billy Cox; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandson Tony Hudgeons, sister Juanita Savage and brother James Hudgeons. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

:Beatrice Langford
Beatrice M. Langford, 78, of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Park Cemetery with James Erwin officiating. She was born in Mize, Miss., on Dec. 11, 1920, to Sylvester Welbourn and Johanna Harrington. She married O.F. Langford on Dec. 7, 1933, in Lake Village, Ark. Mrs. Langford was a Baptist and a retired nurses aid with Citizens General Hospital. Survivors include her husband of Greenville; sons Don Langford of Quinlan and G.W. Langford of Dallas; daughters Theresa Haney of Greenville and Pat Tasa of Lake Jackson; grandchildren Joey Evans of Greenville, Johnnie Langford of Longview, Todd Langford of Garland, Darrin Langford of Quinlan, Toni Johnson of Van Alstyne, Kerry Don Langford of Garland, Laura Tasa of Houston and Heather Tasa of Bryan; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, three brothers and one sister. Sons and grandsons will be pallbearers. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

William Purcell
MCKINNEY - Funeral services for Greenville native William E. "Bud" Purcell, 91, who died Friday, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney. Mr. Purcell was born Feb. 15, 1908, in Greenville to Samuel Waxie and Cynthea Tweedle Purcell. He was retired from Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth and a member of Culleoka Baptist Church since 1942. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Lois Lorance Purcell; brother Raymond W. Purcell of Lone Oak; daughters Leta Douglas of Farmersville and Betty Grise of Corinth, Texas; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary West
WOLFE CITY - Mary L. West, 84, of Wolfe City died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Wolf City at 2:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. Lewis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. She was born to Daniel and Emma Lou Leggett on July 23, 1915, in Blossom. She married Felton J. West on Sept. 30, 1933, in Wolfe City. Mrs. West was a housewife and member of the Honey Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter Patricia Powell of Wolfe City; son and daughter-in-law Billy Dan and Rhonda West of Wolfe City; sisters Clara Wasson of Longview and Opal Hampton of Wolfe City; grandchildren Amy Andrews of Wolfe City, Ginger Bostic of Wolfe City, Tim London of Wolfe City and Ricky London of Garland; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on March 28, 1989, a son, two brothers and a sister. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Thornton, Joel Thornton, Troy Eubanks, Vernon Bryant, Dale Gaskill, Joe Charles Henslee, Allen Thomason and Kenneth Causey. B.W. Clayton, E.M. Howard, Gene Bryant and Bobby Armstrong will be honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at R.W. Owens and Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City.

November 27, 1999

Brandon Holmes
CADDO MILLS - Brandon Douglas Holmes, 16, of Josephine died Thursday in Cass County in an accident. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Josephine with Rev. Ricky Hargrave officiating. Burial is in Nevada Cemetery. Born in Dallas on Jan. 19, 1983, he was the son of William Douglas and Brenda Holmes. He was a student at Community High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Josephine. He was a member of Texas Cross Country Racing Association. Surviving are his parents of Josephine; a sister, Melissa Ann Holmes of Josephine and grandparents Bill and Mary Lou Holmes of Caddo Mills. Maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Wesley G. Perry Sr. preceded him in death. Pallbearers are Eric Watkins, Nick Rustin, Jess Holmes, Ryan LeClair, Nathan Price and Brandon Nix. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Hackler, Matt Hackler, Tyler Rhodes, Brandon Black, Joe Ashley, Josh Thomas and Walter Allen. Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills is in charge of arrangements.

Doice Fisher
LONE OAK - Doice "Rod" Fisher died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Lone Oak Cemetery with Rev. Jacqueline Harmon officiating. The son of Claude and Lily Fisher, he was born Oct. 16, 1927 in Greer, S.C. He retired from General Battery Company with 19 years of service. Surviving are two sons, Ricky Fisher of Lone Oak and Doug Fisher of Cool Creek, S.C.; a daughter, Vicki Northcut of Lone Oak; a brother, Donald Fisher of Greenville, S.C. and two grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Bartley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Flora Standifer
WOLFE CITY - Flora Mae Standifer, 82, of Parkhaven Nursing Home in Greenville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a funeral service at 3 p.m. Sunday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery. She was born June 8, 1917 in Wolfe City to Robert F. and Annie Lou Grissom Martin. She married J.R. Standifer on Oct. 5, 1948. Mrs. Standifer was a homemaker and a member of Jehovah's Witness. Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Jean Clinton of Greenville and Linda Standifer Shamke of Greenville; two sisters, Wanda Martin of Wolfe City and Bonnie Broiles of Mesquite and one grandson.

November 26, 1999

Faye Reed
COMMERCE - Faye Bell Reed, 58, of Commerce died November 18 in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church with Rev. Adell Williams officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery. Mrs. Reed was born Dec. 9, 1940, in Commerce; the daughter of Carmon and Sadie Wilburn Garrett. She was married to Billy W. Reed on Dec. 18, 1969, in Greenville. Mrs. Reed was a beautician and a member of the Full Gospel Holy Temple Church. Surviving are her husband of Commerce; son, Billy W. Reed Jr. of Commerce; daughter, Lena Reed of Commerce; step-sister, Linda Garrett of Mesquite; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, a brother and a daughter. Pallbearers are J.W. Garrett, Marcus Garrett, Ray Williams, Edward Thomas, Aaron Massey and Nolan Geer. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Wilburn
Billy Lawrence Wilburn, 53, of Greenville died Tuesday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Whitewright with Rev. Willie Ballard officiating. Burial is in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wilburn was born Oct. 8, 1946 in Whitewright; the son of Peter Wilburn and Collie Jackson Brown. He married Lennie Barnett in 1968 in Sherman. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Wilburn was a work supervisor and a Baptist. Surviving are his wife of Greenville; mother of Whitewright; sons, Billy Wilburn Jr. and Douglas Wilburn, both of Greenville; daughters, Deionna Wilburn of Chicago, Stephanie Cross of Dallas and Nita Kay Coleman of Sherman; sister, Juanita Harrison of Sherman; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father. Visitation and viewing is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

November 25, 1999

Michael Mullins
Michael T. Mullins of Greenville died at his residence Tuesday. There will be a funeral mass at 10 a.m. Friday at St. William's Catholic Church with Monsignor John McCallum officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. Born Feb. 19, 1922 in Corsicana, he was the son of Michael Joseph Mullins and Mary Clemy Orr Mullins. On Sept. 8, 1947 he married Hazel Pauline "Polly" Carpenter in Corsicana. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Greenville in 1955 and worked as a butcher. Mr. Mullins was a member of St. William's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 7438. Surviving are his wife of Greenville; sons Michael Thomas Mullins Jr. of Bartlesville, Okla., Tim Mullins of Greenville and Danny Mullins of Wylie; two daughters, Mary Norton of Sidney, Maine and Linda Moore of Lindale; nephew Claude Earl McGaughey of Nacogdoches; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Ella McGaughey, and his parents preceded him in death. Pallbearers will be Mike Pierce, Lawrence George, Steve Smith, Dewey Fitzpatrick, Modesto Rodriguez and Louis Morquecho. Billy Brignon, James Krodle and Junior Peavey will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home with a Rosary scheduled at 7 p.m.

November 24, 1999

Michael Morrison
Michael A. Morrison, 58, of Greenville died Monday at Briarcliff Health Center. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Van Sickle Cemetery with Delton Alexander officiating. Born in Hunt County on Dec. 8, 1940, he was the son of Thurmon Morrison and Dollie Andrews Morrison. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Morrison was a retired sheet metal fabricator at Raytheon. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are sons Chris Morrison of Greenville and Andy Morrison of Cash; a daughter, Kelly Hyde of Greenville; a brother, Charley Morrison of Cash; sister Mary Jo Garner of Greenville and three grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Pallbearers are Jack Wall, Bill Quattlebaum, John Paul Willabay, C.B. Pickle, Bobby Pickle and Ray Bay. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Swiney
Gary Don Swiney, 59, of Greenville died Monday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Hazelip officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park. The son of W.F. Swiney and Eubie Fields Swiney, he was born March 15, 1940 in Commerce. On March 11, 1990 he married Regina Matthews in Greenville. Mr. Swiney served in the U.S. National Guard and was employed at E-Systems/Raytheon for more than 35 years. He was a Baptist. Surviving are his wife of Greenville; his parents of Greenville; sons and daughter-in-law Don Ray and Jennifer June Swiney of Wolfe City and Christopher Scott Swiney of Greenville; stepson John Thomas Washburn of Greenville; daughters and son-in-law Lisa Ann and Steve Aaron Avery of Rowlett and Lori Michelle Swiney of Greenville; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Royce Wayne Swiney of Royse City; a sister, Jo Nell Powell of Wolfe City; aunts, Lanell Carley of Rockwall and Opal McCullough of Dallas and four grandchildren, Erica Nichole Johnson, Lacey Elaine Avery, Tina Rae Swiney and Terry Don Swiney. Pallbearers are George Monk, Phillip Johnson, Paul Fleming, Joe Scott, Sonny Ashley, Douglas Willett and Larry Eastridge. Honorary pallbearers are former co-workers.

November 22, 1999

Agness Bates
QUINLAN - Agness "Hazel" Bates, 88, of Quinlan died Saturday at Country View Manor in Terrell. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at LyBrand Funeral Home CHapel with Rev. Ronnie King officiating. Burial is West Mountain. Mrs. Bates was born July 4, 1911, in Cass County. She was a retired nurse and a Baptist. Surviving are a daughter, Ima Jean Timmons; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

George Cole
WOLFE CITY - George W. Cole, 79, of Wolfe City died Saturday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Dwight Gardner and Rev. Lewis Smith officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Mr. Cole was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Pilot Point; the son of Charlie and Emma Pedigo Cole. He married Waunita Toone on Aug. 21, 1943, in Wolfe City. He was a retired physical therapist and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife of Wolfe City; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Joan Cole of Carrollton; daughter, Glenda Woodruff of Quitman; four granchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn Cole of Alvin and Charlie Cole of Denton; and two sisters, Mandy Richardson of Pilot Point and Mary Johnson of Hurst. Pallbearers are Robert Woodruff, Bryan Woodruff, Chad Cole, Jason Cole, Donald Richardson and Glenn Cole Jr. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles Wilkison
Charles B. Wilkison, 74, of Greenville died Friday at his residence. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Reilly Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Hawbaker and Rev. Rick Tate officiating. Burial is in Reilly Springs Cemetery. Born in Hopkins County on Aug. 16, 1925, he was the son of John A. and Maggie Mae Starrett Wilkison. He married Wanda L. Wilkison in Greenville on Dec. 4, 1981. He worked at road construction with D. L. Lennon Construction. Mr. Wilkison was a former resident of Sulphur Springs, attended Reilly Springs High School and had been a resident of Greenville since 1972. Surviving are his wife, of Greenville; sons Larry Edgerton of Lubbock, Charles B. Wilkison of Liberty Hill and Kyle Grant Wilkison of South Sulphur; a daughter, Dennise Taylor of Greenville; a brother, Billy Hugh Wilkison of Cedar Hill; a sister, Nell Ryzak of Richardson; aunts, Ola Lee Heard and Christen Pickett; grandchildren, Charles B. Wilkison III, Claire Elizabeth Wilkison, Katie Jane Wilkison, Jenny Lee Padgett, J. Mitch Leathers, Blake Jarrett Taylor, Ashley Nicole Edgerton and Zakary Kaleeb Edgerton and great grandchild Jared Mathew Padgett. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers are Billy Wilkison, Mitch Leathers, Andy Nation, Mike Zimmerman and Barry Wallace. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Young
COOPER - Bessie Young, 95, of Campbell died Saturday at her home. Graveside services are at 2:30 p.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. Cary Kinnaird officiating. Mrs. Young was born Feb. 22, 1904, in Ben Franklin; the daughter of L.J. and Mary Bratcher Morris. She was a retired proof reader and a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Dallas. Surviving are sons, Coy Young of Campbell and Morris Young of Dallas; daughters, Margaret McVey of Dallas and Janetta Burks of Rockwall; borhter, D.D. Morris of Cooper; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Delta Funeral Home of Cooper is in charge of the arrangements.

November 21, 1999

Jonathan Loftin
A memorial service for Jonathan Andrew Loftin, 19, of Greenville, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill McNatt officiating. He died Thursday at his residence. Born in Toledo, Ohio, on May 6, 1980, he was the son of Roger Loftin and Sally Caldwell Blatz. He was a student. He is survived by his parents, Roger and Kay Loftin of Greenville and Sally and Charles Blatz of Grand Rapids, Ohio; brother Roger Loftin Jr. of Toledo, Ohio; sisters Elizabeth Loftin Jeffery and husband Lance of Toledo, Ohio and Sarah Loftin of Grand Rapids, Ohio and two step-sisters, Bethany Grant and Kylah Bates, both of Greenville. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Almedia Owens
CLARKSVILLE - Services for Almedia Owens, 87, of Clarksville, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Greenville with Rev. Warren Dennis officiating. Burial will be in East Mount Cemetery. She died Wednesday at the Clarksville Hospital. Born in Detroit, Texas, on March 1, 1912, she was the daughter of William and Alice Stevens Thomas. She married William Owens in Deport in 1925. She was retired, a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by four sons, Willie Owens of Dallas, Billy Joe Owens of Garland, George W. Wyatt of Clarksville and William H. Wyatt of Greenville; a brother, Jim Thomas of Dallas; 36 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three daughters, one son and seven brothers. Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Wilkison
Services for Charles B. Wilkison, 74, of Greenville, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Reilly Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Hawbaker and Rev. Rick Tate officiating. Burial will be in Reilly Springs Cemetery. He died Friday at his residence. Born in Hopkins County on Aug. 16, 1925, he was the son of John A. and Maggie Mae Starrett Wilkison. He married Wanda L. Wilkison in Greenville on Dec. 4, 1981. He worked at road construction with D. L. Lennon Construction. Wilkison was a former resident of Sulphur Springs, attended Reilly Springs High School and had been a resident of Greenville since 1972. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Wilkison of Greenville; sons Larry Edgerton of Lubbock, Charles B. Wilkison of Liberty and Kyle Grant Wilkison of South Sulphur; a daughter, Dennise Taylor of Greenville; a brother, Billy Hugh Wilkison of Cedar Hill; a sister, Nell Ryzak of Richardson; aunts, Ola Lee Heard and Christen Pickett; grandchildren, Charles B. Wilkison III, Claire Elizabeth Wilkison, Katie Jane Wilkison, Jenny Lee Padgett, J. Mitch Leathers, Blake Jarrett Taylor, Ashley Nicole Edgerton and Zakary Kaleeb Edgerton and great grandchild Jared Mathew Padgett. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers include Billy Wilkison, Mitch Leathers, Andy Nation, Mike Zimmerman and Billy Wallace. Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

November 20, 1999

Norma McCraw
Norma Sue McGuffey McCraw, 65, of Greenville died Thursday at Zale Lipshy Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Dean and Rev. Duane McGuffey officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery. She was born in Blue Ridge on Oct. 4, 1934 to T.B. McGuffey and Opal Brockman. On Aug. 1, 1952 she married Don F. McCraw in Grand Prairie. Mrs. McCraw from Texas A&M University at Commerce where she was a librarian. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cumby. She was a member of Eastern Star, University Office Personnel Association (UOPA), Native American Association and the Greenville Independent School District Mentor Program. Survivors include her husband of Greenville; two sons, Harlan Douglas McCraw of Cumby and Shane McCraw of Whitney; daughter Darla Turk of Greenville; a brother, Rev. Duane McGuffey of Grand Prairie; a half-brother, Tommy McGuffey of Blue Ridge; sister Linda Killingsworth of Joplin, Mo. and grandchildren Angela Turk, Heath McCraw, Lindsea Turk, Trent McCraw and Savanah Neal-McCraw. Her parents preceded her in death. Pallbearers are Todd Killingsworth, Gordon Jordan, Todd Wallace, Jackie Holley, Jeff Strickland and Neil McCraw. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the Greenville Public Library.

Mary Tarrant
CUMBY - Funeral services for Mary Tarrant, 78, of Cumby, are at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Wes Dean officiating. Burial will be in the Cumby Cemetery. Mrs. Tarrant died Thursday morning at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 4, 1921 in Winnsboro, she was the daughter of Charlie and Stella Williams Hood. On Oct. 22, 1938 she married Morris Tarrant in Greenville. Mrs. Tarrant retired from Cumby Independent School District and Piggly Wiggly Food Stores. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Charley Tarrant of Greenville; two daughters, Sara Middleton of Brashear and Sue Recer of Melissa; three sisters, Montene Smith of Tyler, Jimmie Ruth Prather of Arizona and Lessie Mae Powell of Winnsboro; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1962, four brothers, three sisters and one grandchild. Pallbearers will be Gil Pier, Jim Chapman, Mark Garner, Greg Pilotte, Bobby McClure, Ron Anderson, Dane Petty, Jack Scroggins and Chuck Tuggle. Cumby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 19, 1999

James Dyson Sr.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - James Lafayette "Fay" Dyson Sr., 79, of Little Rock died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Apostolic Church in North Little Rock with Rev. Stephen Drury, Rev. C.M. Becton and Rev. Mervyn Miller officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. He was born in Woodson, Ark. on Nov. 19, 1919. Mr. Dyson served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a retired upholsterer and furniture manufacturer. He was a charter member and founder of Apostolic Church. Surviving are a son, James "Jim" L. Dyson Jr. of Monticello; daughter Emily Dyson Dodds of Greenville; two brothers, John Henry Dyson Sr. of Nashville, Tenn. and Paul David Dyson of Woodson; two sisters, Margie Becton of Dallas and Marilyn Miller of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife of 57 years, Frances M. Blevins Dyson, preceded him in death. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home of Little Rock, Ark.

Patricia Landers
FAIRBURN, Ga. - Patricia Landers of Newnan, Ga. died Tuesday. There is a memorial service today at 2 p.m. in the Church in the Now, Conyers, Ga., with Bishop Jim Swilley officiating. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Landers of Newnan, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law John and Cathy Wolfe of Lilburn, Ga., Cheryl and Dan Shives of Covington, Ga., Amy Warsham of Lawrenceville, Ga.; sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Landers of Griffin and Kevin and Linda Landers of Indiana; a sister, Gayle Chapman of Greenville and 11 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Teen Challenge Atlanta, P.O. Box 17969, Atlanta, Ga. 30316 or Community Welcome House, P.O. Box 1631, Newnan, Ga. 30264. Parrott Funeral Home of Fairburn is in charge of arrangements.

November 18, 1999

Jessie Hamm
Jessie B. Hamm, 88, of Lone Oak, died Wednesday at her residence. There is a memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Grant Ludke officiating. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Berryhill, she was born Aug. 14, 1911 in Alabama. She and Guy L. Hamm Sr. were married April 20, 1933 in Texarkana. Mrs. Hamm was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are her husband of Lone Oak; sons Charles Hamm of Lone Oak, Guy Hamm Jr. of Lone Oak, Stanley Hamm of Fruitvale and James Hamm of Lone Oak; two sisters, Mary McCullough of Evansville, Ind. and Mary June Ray of Midlothian; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A brother and sister preceded her in death.

Glen Riggins
EMORY - Glen S. Riggins, 73, of Emory died Tuesday at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Wheat officiating. Burial is in Elm Cemetery. Born in Rochester on May 4, 1926, he was the son of Ralph and Etta Sharp Riggins. On Aug. 1, 1947 he married Ellen M. Bales in Knox City. He served in the infantry of the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Riggins was an auto mechanic. He was a Baptist. Surviving are his wife of Emory; a son, Glen S. Riggins Jr. of Watauga; brother Harold G. Riggins of Irving; a sister, Louise Riggins Crouch of Irving and three grandchildren. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jack Robinson
WILLS POINT - Funeral services for Jack L. Robinson, 52, of Wills Point are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel. He died Tuesday at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1947 in Wills Point to Jack and Billie Lou Robinson. He graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1965. Mr. Robinson served in the U.S. Army as sergeant in the Vietnam war and was later in the Army Reserve. He was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone for 30 years, retiring in June 1999. Mr. Robinson was a member of Communications Workers of America and had lived in Wills Point since 1983. He was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Melissa Robinson of Forney; his mother of Wills Point; sister and brother-in-law Sally and Danny Pilgreen of Memphis, Tenn.; a grandson, Trenton Robinson; one niece and two nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Jay Scott Robinson, in April 1974 and his father on Dec. 25, 1997.

Florence Stailey
WOLFE CITY - Florence Bell Stailey, 87, of Wolfe City died Tuesday at Parkland Hospital in Dallas following a two-day illness. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home with Sammy Dodd officiating. Burial is in Ladonia Cemetery. She was born March 6, 1912 in Wolfe City to James Adam and Alice Robinson Stailey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Christine Rhodes of Wolfe City and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Jimmy Dale Rhodes, Daniel Owens, Tommy Stailey, Randy Stailey, Bradly Parsons and Granvill Fields. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

November 17, 1999

Nita Flanagan
Nita Flanagan of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kyle Goen officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park. The daughter of Everett Goen and Opal Roberts Goen, she was born Nov. 30, 1924 in Greenville. On Dec. 3, 1944 she married James C. Flanagan in Greenville. Mrs. Flanagan was a member of First Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; a son, David Michael Flanagan of Dallas; daughter Sandra Gail Beard of Whitewright; a brother, Otha M. Goen of Houston; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.

Wilda Glenn
FARMERSVILLE - Wilda Mae Glenn, 84, of Farmersville died Monday at her residence. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Farmersville Church of Christ with John Morgan and Mac LeFan officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. She was born Oct. 10, 1915 in Higden, Ark. to John W. Davis and Alice Gadberry Davis. She married Tommy Glenn. Mrs. Glenn was a sales clerk and was a member of the Farmersville Church of Christ. Two sisters, Faye Davis of Farmersville and Bill Hess of San Angelo and a brother, Jeff Davis of Apache Junction, Ariz. survive. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

Corine Moya
DALLAS - Corine Moya, 76, of Dallas, formerly of Greenville, died Saturday at her home. There is a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Dallas with Rev. Loyd D. Morris officiating. Burial is in Grove Hill Cemetery. She is survived by nine daughters, Lupe Reyes, Jacoba Munoz, Angel Gebara, Josie Davila, Stella Gebara, Rosa Villavos, Maria D. Gebara, Vera Moya and Tina Navarro; two sons, Daniel Moya and Norman Velos; 38 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister. Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home of Dallas is in charge of arrangements.

November 16, 1999

Robert Reynerson
Robert "Bob" James Reynerson of Houston, formerly of Greenville died Oct. 10. Funeral services and burial were in Houston on Oct. 14. He was born Dec. 9, 1944 in Greenville to Don and Martha Nell Reynerson. He joined the Navy in 1966 and served on the hospital ship USS Sanctuary until 1970. Mr. Reynerson graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in biology and was the regional manager of medical sales for Bristol-Meyers, Squibb Company. Surviving are a son, Kyle Rynerson and granddaughter Anna of Houston; a brother, Don L. Reynerson Jr. of Marietta, Ga. and nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death.

Frank Routh Sr.
Frank D. Routh Sr. of Greenville died Monday at Greencrest Manor. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Priest officiating. Graveside services will be conducted by Fred Ende Lodge 87, I.O.O.F. at Forest Park Cemetery. Born in Hunt County on Oct. 9, 1919, he was the son of Horace O. Routh Sr. and Annie Barnes. On Feb. 23, 1946 he married Evelyn Moudy in Greenville. Mr. Routh served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for service in Saipan, Tinian and the Marshall Islands. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Lone Oak Christian Church. He was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge, American Legion and VFW. On March 15, 1996 he was awarded a certificate of continuous membership for over years from the American Legion Post 0017. On Feb. 25, 1998 he received recognition of last surviving charter member of VFW Post 4011. Mr. Routh was a member of the Frnka Era football team. He was a life member of American Legion Post 17 and was initiated into the Fred Ende Lodge 87, I.O.O.F., on Nov. 3, 1949. He was a 50-year member, serving in all offices of the lodge several times and was Past Grand Master. Mr. Routh also participated in Degree Work all over the state and won the state championship several times in the Funeral Ceremony competition. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Frank D. Jr. and Shannon Routh of Greenville; daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Gene Gemmell of Indiana, Penn. and Judy and Randy Tarpley of Greenville; brother, Joe Mack Routh of San Antonio; sister and brother-in-law Martha and Norman Thomas of Longview; grandchildren Rick and Becky Gemmell of Marion Center, Penn., Dr. Tracy and Nick Gemmell-Romac of Latrobe, Penn., Amy and Jeff Wade of Greenville, Mark Tarpley of Greenville, Andy and Sharon Grimes of Houston, Martha and Will Lee of Garland and Keith Carroll and Robert Maner of Greenville and great-grandchildren Richelle Gemmell, Justin Wade, Jacey Wade, Rachel Romac and Dakota Paul Carroll. He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 18, 1998; daughter Janet Grimes on March 30, 1999; his father in 1951; his mother in 1976; four sisters and three brothers. Pallbearers are Red Purcell, Billy Bob Waddle, Coburn Moser, Wayne McHenry, Pittman Keen and Herbert C. "Pat" Freeman. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Roberts, Valton Wineinger, Leon Wineinger, Leeman Cook, Bill Little, Frnka Era Football Team, G Company, 23rd Regiment, 4th Marine Division. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cheryl Thomas
COMMERCE - Cheryl Ann Ables Thomas, 43, of Commerce died Monday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Strictland officiating. Burial is at 2 p.m. in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park at Sherman. She was born Nov. 28, 1955 in Norman, Okla. to Tom Dwayne Ables and Anna Hudgens Thomas. She married Donny Earl Thomas on Dec. 26, 1975 in Sherman. Mrs. Thomas had lived in the Commerce area since 1984, moving from Sherman. She was a graduate of Sherman High School and attended Grayson County Junior College in Sherman for two years. She received her registered nursing license. Mrs. Thomas was formerly employed at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman and Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church where she taught children's Sunday School and she was the director of the children's choir. Surviving are her husband of Commerce; daughters April Denise Thomas and Jennifer Deann Thomas, both of Commerce; her parents of Tyler and sisters Elizabeth Ables of Tyler and Deborah Greene of Longview. Pallbearers are Jimmy Green, Don Drewry, Mathew Green, Jack Chesser, David Hatten, Landis Mobley, Jay O'Neal and Don Pryor. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

November 14, 1999

James Ellis
James Edward Ellis, 67, of Greenville died Friday at Baylor Health Care of Dallas. Funeral services will be held at Coker-Mathews Chapel at 2 p.m. today with Rev. Tommy Weems and Rev. Bryan Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. The son of Henry Jackson Ellis Sr. and Baby Ruth Warner Ellis, he was born in Lone Oak on April 7, 1932. He married Mary Lorene Spurlock on May 7, 1955, and Ellen Ray on April 18, 1987. Mr. Ellis served in the National Guard and was a retired guard from E-Systems. He was a member of the Park Street Baptist Church. He was a well-known bowler at Hill Top Bowl, receiving many honors as well as rolling a 300 game in league play. Survivors include his wife of Greenville; father and step-mother Ella Mae Ellis of Greenville; son Lonnie Dean Ellis of Frisco; step-sons Robert Mark Morgan of Palestine, Joe David Morgan of Greenville and Kenneth Allen Jones of Wieland; daughters and sons-in-law Vicki Joyce and Samuel Tate Griffis of Celeste, Carol Lynn and William Dale Arrington of Commerce and Mary Diane and Joe Ray McNair of Mesquite; step-daughter Jamie Rae Ballard of Emory; brothers Elmer Ellis and Henry Ellis Jr., both of Greenville; sisters Annie Marie Evans of Greenville, Lula Belle Nichols of Josephine and Jo Ann Graves of Garland; grandsons James Dean Ellis, Jeffrey Tate Griffis, Gary Wayne Arrington, Cory Ray Arrington, Joe Anthony McNair and Jason Patrick McNair; step-grandsons James David Morgan, Phillip Allen Jones and Joshua Allen Munson; granddaughter Stefani Renea Young; step-granddaughters Kristie Marie Morgan and Amber Michelle Jones; great-grandson Austin Fontay Young; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and his first wife in 1984. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Memorials may be made to the Believers Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Ellen Ellis, 3303 Texas, Greenville.

Ernest Glenn
Ernest N. Glenn Sr., 76, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Nov. 6 in Phoenix. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Cozine and Tarver Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rodney Hood officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Mr. Glenn was born in Pittsburg, Texas, on Nov. 25, 1922, to Nathaniel and Ada Prince Glenn. He was a Methodist and a retired maintenance worker. Survivors include son Ernest Glenn of De Soto, nephews William Glenn of Greenville and Ronnie Williams of Hempstead, N.Y., nieces Deanna Hunter and Lori Williams of Hempstead, N.Y., and two grandchildren. Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

John Long
EMORY - John E. Long, 67, of Emory died Friday at North Central Medical Center in McKinney . Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Wilson-Orwosky Chapel in Emory with Rev. Montie Parker officiating. Burial will be in Elm Cemetery. He was born in Weatherford on March 17, 1932, to Claude Long and Katie Clack. He married Irma Perez in Dallas in 1976. Mr. Long was a retired police officer, having worked 28 years in the Dallas Police Department and 11 years in Addison. He was a 32 Degree Mason and member of the Assembly of God. Survivors include his wife of Emory; son John Long Jr. of Celina; step-sons David Duran and Derik Duran, both of Dallas; brother Roy Long of Mineral Wells; sister Evelyn Ruland of Weatherford; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Imogene Mason
FARMERSVILLE - Funeral services for Imogene Herby Mason, 89, of McKinney are at 3 p.m. Monday at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Farmersville with Rev. Danny Buster officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville. Mrs. Mason died Saturday in McKinney. The daughter of Herb and Mary Jones Hall, she was born in Copeville on Aug. 6, 1910. She married Ralph Mason on Feb. 4, 1933, in Celina. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of McKinney, daughters Judy Hargett of McKinney and Joy Bass of Sugarland, sister Mildred Belew of McKinney, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Don Short
COMMERCE - Don J. Short, 85, of Commerce died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services will be held at First Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Monday with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery. He was born in McAlister on April 3, 1914, to Joseph Calvin and Pearl Short. He married Jessie Gulley in Monroe, La., on Feb. 6, 1939. Mr. Short moved from Abilene to Commerce in 1968. He was a graduate of McAlister High School and attended Northeast Louisiana Junior College for two years. He also attended East Texas State Teachers College, where he received his masters degree. He was a veteran of the United States Army Infantry and served during World War II. He was a worked as a teacher and football and basketball coach for Burkburnett, Throckmorton, Lamesa, Galveston, Abilene and Commerce High Schools until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Commerce. Survivors include his wife of Commerce, daughter Charlene Crocker of Nacogdoches, sons Don Paul Sort of Austin and Joey Short of Commerce, sister Florence Noyd of San Angelo, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home.

November 13, 1999

Winnie Bryan
LAKE WORTH - Winnie Fay Bryan, 72, died Wednesday at her home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God in Blue Mound with Rev. Hanley Martin and Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. She was born Nov. 18, 1926 in Greenville. Survivors include her husband, Robert Bryan; stepsons, Gary Bryan and Ricky Bryan; niece Galena Wilson and husband Bobby Wilson; great-nieces Brandy Wilson and Bobbie Wilson; great-nephew Brad Wilson; grandchildren Bradley Bryan, Michelle Sobold, Elizabeth Bryan and Willie Bryan. Pallbearers will be Bobby Wilson, David Ford, Rev. A.R. Kennedy, Bob Stanford, Brandy Wilson and Bobbie Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bradley Bryan and Alfred Crane. Carrillo Funeral Directors of Fort Worth are in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Smith
Eleanor E. Smith of Greenville died Oct. 29 in Decatur, Ga. There is a graveside service today at Grundy Memorial Park at 4 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Weatherall officiating. She is survived by a daughter, Pearl Summers of Chicago, Ill. and a grandson, Tim McKenzie of Dallas. Her husband, Glen Smith, preceded her in death. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmie White
Jimmie Jernise White of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. today at Wesley Chapel CME Church with Rev. Norris D. Curry officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park. The daughter of Jim and Hettie Thomas, she was born Aug. 26, 1915 in Wolfe City. She and Tessie White were married in Hunt County. Mrs. White was a child day care operator. She was a member of Wesley Chapel CME Church. Mrs. White is survived by a son, Jimmy Thomas of Dallas; four nieces, Primrose Murrell of Greenville, Virgie Spencer and Betty Jane Wright of Dallas and Melva Jean Griffins of Alabama; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and 11 brothers and sisters. Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 12, 1999

James Cherrington
COMMERCE - James L. Cherrington, 60, of Klondike, formerly of Galesburg, Ill., died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Watson Funeral Home in Galesburg, Ill. Military rites will be presented by American Legion Post 285 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Galesburg. The son of Garden Glenn Cherrington and Alfreda Margauritte Underwood, he was born Feb. 23, 1939 in Galesburg, Ill. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Cherrington was a machine operator for Butler Manufacturing Co. He is survived by sisters Joan Sadler of Klondike and Sandra Marsolek of LaPort, Minn. and a brother, Robert Cherrington of Galesburg. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of local arrangements.

Katharyne Felty
WOLFE CITY - Katharyne McCarroll Felty, 86 of Richardson, died Wednesday at the Gardens of Richardson Nursing Center following a long illness. There is a graveside service today at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City with Rev. Kevin Mitchell officiating. Born Aug. 13, 1913, in Wolfe City, she was the daughter of E.E. and Dottye Warren McCarroll. She married Ray Felty on Dec. 21, 1936 in Dallas. Mrs. Felty was a school teacher, retiring after 41 years. She was a member of First Christian Church in Paducah. Surviving are god-daughters Dorotha Sandefur and Ann Long and several nieces and nephews. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1997. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Hargrow
Betty Ruth Hargrow of Greenville died Nov. 5 at her home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Elem Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Hood officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Born in Greenville on Nov. 11, 1944, she was the daughter of Jessie Davis and Ruth Callings. She married Nathaniel Hargrow Jr. in Hunt County in 1997. Mrs. Hargrow was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Elem Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of Greenville; three sons, Johnny Benton of Dallas, Elbert Benton of Grand Prairie and Timothy Benton of Greenville; a daughter, Darlene Benton of Greenville; six brothers, Bobby Davis, Tommy J. Davis, Tommy Wayne Davis, Ronald Davis and John D. Davis, all of Greenville and Bill Ray Davis of California; eight sisters, Gloria G. Davis and Brenda Hunter of Greenville, Glenda Jackson of Emory, Linda Caldwell of Garland, Mary L. Thomas of Lubbock, Dorothy Carson of Dallas and Velma Smith and Emma McKinzie of Greenville; two stepsisters, Alice Woods and Annie Hamilton of Dallas and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, brother and granddaughter. Pallbearers are Cedric Matthews, Robert McDonald, Larry Hunter, Stephpne Stanfield, Phillip Luckey, Chris Grisby and R.C. Lukey. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian O'Neal
FARMERSVILLE - Vivian O'Neal, 82, of Farmersville died Tuesday in Greenville. There is a graveside service at 3 p.m. Saturday at Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. She was born May 17, 1918 in Dawson to George and Della York Moore. Mrs. O'Neal was a beautician. She was a Baptist. Surviving are a son, Lynn B. O'Neal Jr. of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

Jean Webb
DALLAS - Jean Price Webb, 81, of Dallas died Wednesday at St. Paul Hospital. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Lovers Lane and Central Expressway, with Rev. Matt Tracy officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville. She was born in Collin County on Oct. 13, 1918 to Henry Emmett Price and Ouida Ozella White Price. She was a member of St. Christopher Episcopal Church. Mrs. Webb graduated Cum Laude from East Texas State Teacher's College (now Texas A&M University-Commerce) where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She was a member of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation Board and a member of Daughters of the King at St. Christopher Episcopal Church. She was also an Ex-Regent of the Rockwall Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; Dallas Genealogical Society and was named "Woman of the Year" by the American Business Women's Association — DAL X Chapter. Mrs. Webb was a member of the Hugenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia and was a member of Major James McGregor Chapter Colonial Dames of the XVII Century. She is survived by a friend, Mary Carolyn Trent, of Dallas. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Hospital Hospice, American Cancer Society, St. Christopher Episcopal Church or to a charity of choice. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmie White
Jimmy Jernise White of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel CME Church with Rev. Norris D. Curry officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park. The daughter of Jim and Hettie Thomas, she was born Aug. 26, 1915 in Wolfe City. She and Tessie White were married in Hunt County. Mrs. White was a child day care operator. She was a member of Wesley Chapel CME Church. Mrs. White is survived by a son, Jimmy Thomas of Dallas; four nieces, Primrose Murrell of Greenville, Virgie Spencer and Betty Jane Wright of Dallas and Melva Jean Griffins of Alabama; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and 11 brothers and sisters. Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 11, 1999

Wynette Almon
Wynette Almon, 74, of Campbell died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Prairie Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Witt officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Valley Cemetery. The daughter of Wilburn Moreland and Ottie Moxley Moreland, she was born Aug. 6, 1925 in Cumby. On Aug., 9, 1941, she married Wesley Almon in Oklahoma. Mrs. Almon had worked for Lewis Grocery in Cumby and Piggly Wiggly in Sulphur Springs. She was a housewife. She was a member of Prairie Valley Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of Campbell; two sons, Geary Almon of Cumby and Randy Valton Almon of Rockwall; daughter Patsy Wynette Parris of Quitman; a sister, Maxine Bivings of Tyler; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Willard Moreland and a sister, Corine Watson and her parents. Pallbearers are Rusty Moreland, Ronny Moreland, Geary Don Almon, Scotty Almon, Eric Almon and Jackie Holly. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Boswell
YUMA, Ariz. - Donald L. Boswell of Yuma died Monday. Services have not yet been scheduled. He was born June 9, 1935 in Farmington, Mo. to Lucille Boswell and Evault Boswell. Mr. Boswell was a retired truck driver. Surviving are his wife Marsha Boswell of Yuma, Ariz.; son West Boswell of Winfield, Mo.; sister Alma Dean Boswell of Farmington, Mo. and brother E.M. Boswell of Greenville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bill Boswell. Memorials may be made to Lake Lavon Baptist Encampment, 8050 CR 735, Princeton, 75407. Taylor Funeral Home of Farmington, Mo. is in charge of arrangements.

Ethelyn Watson
FARMERSVILLE - Ethelyn Watson, 88, of Farmersville died Tuesday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Craig officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The daughter of John and Alice Moreland Watkins, she was born Oct. 19, 1911 in Altoga. Mrs. Watson had worked as a sales clerk. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Farmersville. She is survived by daughters Janet Edgar of Farmersville and Glenda Deaton of Paris; stepdaughter, Linda Yates of Shreveport, La.; sister Hazel Pierce of Richardson; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Wilburn-Greer
Mary Etta Wilburn-Greer of Commerce died Saturday at Baylor Medical City in Garland. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Griffin Chapel CME Church with Rev. Harold Panell officiating. Burial is in the Norris Community. Born Oct. 31, 1910 in Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of John and Mary Bonnoer Wilburn. She grew up and attended schools in Commerce. She married William Matthew Greer Sr. Mrs. Greer worked at East State Texas State University for many years and was later employed by in-home care. She was a member of Griffin Chapel CME Church. Surviving are three sons, William Matthew Greer Jr. and Weldon Robert Greer, both of Dallas and Marion Ivan Greer of Commerce; sister Sadie Wilburn and brother N.C. Wilburn, both of Commerce; 30 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband. Pallbearers are Darron Drennon, Gary Martin, Billy Reed, John Adair, Douglas Striggers and Audrey Kinchelow. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons Bobby Joe Greer, Billy Joe Greer, Nolan Greer, Britt Greer, Warren Greer, Weldon Greer, William Greer III, Benjamin Avery Greer, William Matthew Greer, Robert Wayne Greer, Michael Greer, Jermaine Greer, Tony Greer and Marion Ivan Greer Jr. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 10, 1999

Helen Lowe
COMMERCE - Helen Brown Lowe, 92, of Commerce died Tuesday at her residence. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bobby Tollison officiating. Burial is in Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie. Born May 15, 1907 in Fairlie, she was the daughter of Ruben Brown and Princess Luke Brown. She received her bachelor of arts and master of education degrees from East Texas State University. She married Hiram M. Lowe in 1926. Mrs. Lowe taught in Texas public schools for 26 years, mostly in Richardson and retired in 1976. She then moved to the Commerce area. Mrs. Lowe was an active member of First Baptist Church and the Rebekah Sunday School class. She reviewed books for the church library, played piano for her Sunday School department and served on several church committees. She also did volunteer work. Surviving are a son, Hiram M. "Kin" Lowe Jr. of Commerce; daughter-in-law, Dianne Lowe of Commerce; daughter, Ann Adams of Richardson and grandsons Kyle Lowe of Commerce, Rev. Dr. Mark Adams of Edinburg and Paul Adams of San Francisco, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Weldon Brown of Fairlie and Luther Brown of Texarkana. Pallbearers are Joe Fred Cox, Herman Bennett Jr., Herman Bennett III, Warren Dunham, Wayne Burt and Randy Manning. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Wayne Burt, Otis Horton and Members of the Senior Adult I Sunday School department. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Library. Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Theda Roach
Theda Faye Roach, 77, of Celeste died Monday at Smith's Nursing Home in Wolfe City. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Henslee officiating. Burial is in Celeste Cemetery. Born in Farmersville on Nov. 9, 1921, she was the daughter of V.E. and Gladys Lucille Mize Giles. On Aug. 20, 1941 she married Howard Lynn Roach in Oklahoma. Mrs. Roach was retired from Love's Factory in Celeste, Haggar's Pant Factory in Greenville and Gilbert's Nursing Home in Leonard. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Surviving are a son, Howard "Bud" Roach Jr. and wife Cecelia Compton Roach of Whitewright; daughters Sarah Roach Swindell and husband Jerry of Celeste and Alice Roach Garcia and husband John of Celeste; son-in-law David W. Pruitt of Midland; a brother, Fred Giles of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren David Swindell of Sherman, Jennifer and Kevin Roach of Whitewright, Jeffrey Garcia, John Allen Garcia and Shelly Swindell of Celeste, Jana Pruitt Shipp, John David Pruitt and Charles Tyler Pruitt of Midland and grandchildren by marriage Tara White Garcia of Celeste and Matt Shipp of Midland; great-grandchildren Jeffrey Blake Garcia of Celeste and Aaron Patrick Shipp of Midland and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 16, 1976, brothers V.J. and Tom Giles; sister Zelleva Giles Abernathy Smith and daughter, Patricia Ann Roach Pruitt in 1998. Pallbearers are grandsons David Swindell, Jeffrey Garcia, Kevin Roach, Charles Tyler Pruitt and John Allen Garcia and Ron Clinton and Melvin Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Ben McCorstin, Bill Barnard, Richard Lyday, Doug Milton and Mike Weatherley. Memorials may be made to the Celeste High School Library, National Paralysis Foundation (Spinal Victory) 16415 Addison Road, Suite 550, Dallas, 75248, Pat Roach Pruitt Memorial Scholarship Fund, 500 West Wall Street,Suite 400, Midland, 79702, Vista Care Family Hospice, 2824 Terrell Road, Suite 403, Greenville, 75402 or a charity of choice.

Alice Weaver
LEONARD - Funeral services for Alice Beatrice Weaver, 86, of Bonham are at 1 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Bradley officiating. Burial is in Grove Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Weaver died Monday at Northeast Medical Center in Bonham. She was born April 16, 1913 in Jackson, Miss., daughter of John Thomas Wadford and Bessie Boyd Wadford. She married Monroe Harold Weaver on June 20, 1933 in Oklahoma. Mrs. Weaver was a homemaker and a member of the Gober Baptist Church. She is survived by daughters Ida Bennett of Melissa, Martha Matthews of Wears Valley, Tenn., Mary Zachary of Bonham and Joan Bruedigam of Melissa; sister Elizabeth Blanton of Wichita Falls; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1995.

November 9, 1999

Frances Drake
HALTOM CITY - Frances Maxine Drake, 82, of Haltom City died Nov. 1 at a North Richland Hills hospital. Funeral services were Nov. 4 at Haltom Road Baptist Church. There was a graveside service Nov. 5 at Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville. She was born March 12, 1917 in Commerce. Mrs. Drake was a longtime member of Haltom Road Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a resident of Haltom City for 32 years. She was a homemaker. Surviving are a son, George Terry Drake of Haltom City; brothers H.M. Terry of Amarillo and James Terry of Freeport and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, George W. "Dick" Drake, preceded her in death. Lucas Funeral Home of Haltom City was in charge of arrangements.

Clara Gilliam
Clara E. Gilliam of Pinecrest Nursing Home in Tyler died Sunday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Daw officiating. Burial will be in Wieland Cemetery. Born Aug. 21, 1901 in Hunt County, she was the daughter of Jim McKinney and Elizabeth Babb. On Feb. 5, 1919 she married R.O. Gilliam in Greenville. Mrs. Gilliam had worked in retail sales. She was a member of Riverside Church of Christ in Coppell. Surviving are a grandson, Ed Gilliam of Coppell; great-grandsons, Chris Gilliam and Jeff Gilliam and two great-great-grandsons, Allan Gilliam and Zachary Gilliam. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 3, 1990 and by one son. Pallbearers are Ed Gilliam, Chris Gilliam, Jeff Gilliam, Rick Belyeu, Charlie Haney and Milton Haney. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Griffis
John Oliver Griffis of Greenville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clark Street Christian Church with Rev. W.D. Hines officiating. Burial will be in East Mount Cemetery. The son of John and Maggie Gibbs Griffis, he was born May 23, 1912 in Greenville. He and Thelma Minor were married Aug. 4, 1930 in Greenville. He was a retired employee of the City of Greenville. Mr. Griffis was a member of Clark Street Christian Church. Surviving are his wife of Greenville; three sons, Dr. James Griffis of Dallas, Billie E. Griffis of Fremont, Calif. and Charles W. Griffis of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Thelma Joe Toney of Garland and Anita Fair of Greenville; a brother, Clarence Griffis of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Theresa McGennis of Chicago, Ill. and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. Deacon and trustees of Clark Street Christian Church and Lorenza Boldware are pallbearers. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Kelly
FARMERSVILLE - Lillie Mae Kelly, 73, of Farmersville, died Sunday at North Central Medical Center in McKinney. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Galloway Memorial Church in Farmersville with J.E. Ellis, superintendent, officiating. Burial is in Farmersville Memorial Cemetery. She was born March 5, 1926 in Quitman to Mack Kelly and Louella McGee Kelly. She was a member of Galloway Memorial Church. She is survived by daughters Willette Kelly of Farmersville and Lisa Kelly of Cedar Creek; sisters Rosie Lee Johnson of McKinney, Cleo Smith of Farmersville, Vivian McGill of Dallas, Pauline Bynum of Dallas and Gloria Bell Phelps of Farmersville; brothers Paul Kelly of Farmersville and Jeremiah Kelly of Dallas and five grandchildren. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

Maggie E. Nalls
Maggie E. Nalls, 97, of the Wieland Community, died Saturday in Greenville. Services were Monday at Wieland Church of Christ with Delton Alexander and Rick Henslee officiating. Burial was in the Wieland Cemetery. Mrs. Nalls was born on Sept. 14, 1902, in Hunt County to Will Norris and Ella Nix. She married Troy Henry Nalls on March 7, 1928, in Cash. She was a member of the Wieland Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Farrell Nalls of Greenville; a daughter, Ouida McKinney of Greenville; sisters Erna McCord and Fay Little of Greenville; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991; a granddaughter, Terry McKinney in 1996; a grandson, Kyle Nalls in 1990; a great-great-grandson, great-great-granddaughter, four sisters and two brothers. Pallbearers are Clyde Terry, Doyle Woodall, Richard Hogue, Justin Norris, Verdane Nalls and Don Angell. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Theda Roach
Theda Faye Roach, 77, of Celeste died Monday at Smith's Nursing Home in Wolfe City. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Henslee officiating. Burial is in Celeste Cemetery. Born in Farmersville on Nov. 9, 1921, she was the daughter of V.E. and Gladys Lucille Mize Giles. On Aug. 20, 1941 she married Howard Lynn Roach in Oklahoma. Mrs. Roach was retired from Love's Factory in Celeste, Haggar's Pant Factory in Greenville and Gilbert's Nursing Home in Leonard. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Surviving are a son, Howard "Bud" Roach Jr. and wife Cecelia Compton Roach of Whitewright; daughters Sarah Roach Swindell and husband Jerry of Celeste and Alice Roach Garcia and husband John of Celeste; son-in-law David W. Pruitt of Midland; a brother, Fred Giles of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren David Swindell of Sherman, Jennifer and Kevin Roach of Whitewright, Jeffrey Garcia, John Allen Garcia and Shelly Swindell of Celeste, Jana Pruitt Shipp, John David Shipp and Charles Tyler Shipp of Midland and grandchildren by marriage Tara White Garcia of Celeste and Matt Shipp of Midland; great-grandchildren Jeffrey Blake Garcia of Celeste and Aaron Patrick Shipp of Midland and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 16, 1976, brothers V.J. and Tom Giles; sister Zelleva Giles Abernathy Smith and daughter, Patricia Ann Roach Pruitt in 1978. Pallbearers will be grandsons David Swindell, Jeffrey Garcia, Kevin Roach, Charles Tyler Pruitt and John Allen Garcia and Ron Clinton and Melvin Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben McCorstin, Bill Barnard, Richard Lyday, Doug Milton and Mike Weatherley. Memorials may be made to the Celeste High School Library, National Paralysis Foundation (Spinal Victory) 16415 Addison Road, Suite 550, Dallas, 75248, Pat Roach Pruitt Memorial Scholarship Fund, 500 West Wall Street,Suite 400, Midland, 79702, Vista Care Family Hospice, 2824 Terrell Road, Suite 403, Greenville, 75402 or a charity of choice. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

November 8, 1999

Lester Flippo
QUINLAN - Lester Flippo, 75, of Quinlan died Sunday morning in Greenville. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Quinlan Church of Christ with Robert Jackson officiating. Mr. Flippo was born in Blossom on May 25, 1924, to Lester N. and Minnie Mae Smith Flippo. He married Margaret Jo Lackey on May 10, 1947, in Borger. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired Church of Christ minister. Surviving are daughters Janie Hoag of Quinlan, Donna Martin of Hot Springs, Ark. and Shirley Flippo of Moss, Tenn.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; a brother, Johnny Flippo and a granddaugther, Charisty Sanders. Memorial may be made to the Quinlan Church of Christ. Coker-Mathew Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

R.L. Foster
R.L. Foster, 82, of Celeste, died Saturday in Dallas. Services are at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. Jeff Fisher officiating. Burial is in Bethel Cemetery. He was born in Hunt County on Nov. 3, 1917, to Henry A. and Martha Bill Green Foster. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. Surviving are a brother, H.C. Foster of Merit, and a sister, Dorothy Drennan of Rowlett. He was preceded in death by four brothers. Pallbearers are Carrell Gene "Buddy" Foster, Robert "Terry" Allen, Greg Morris, Robert Foster, David Brasher and Paul Owens. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today

Maggie E. Nalls
Maggie E. Nalls, 97, of the Wieland Community, died Saturday in Greenville. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Wieland Church of Christ with Delton Alexander and Rick Henslee officiating. Burial is in the Wieland Cemetery. Mrs. Nalls was born on Sept. 14, 1902, in Hunt County to Will Norris and Ella Nix. She married Troy Henry Nalls on March 7, 1928, in Cash. She was a member of the Wieland Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Farrell Nalls of Greenville; a daughter, Ouida McKinney of Greenville; sisters Erna McCord and Fay Little of Greenville; four grandchildren, eight grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991; a granddaughter, Terry McKinney in 1996; a grandson, Kyle Nalls in 1990; a great-great-grandson, great-great-granddaughter, four sisters and two brothers. Pallbearers are Clyde Terry, Doyle Woodall, Richard Hogue, Justin Norris, Verdane Nalls and Don Angell. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gracie Sorrells
Gracie LeeAnn O'Neill Sorrells died Sunday in Greenville. Services are at the Lone Oak Methodist Church at noon Wednesday with Rev. Jacqueline Harmon officiating. Burial is at 3 p.m. in Grove Hill in Dallas . She was born to Homer and Alice Tony Ward on Jan. 7, 1913, in Havannah, Ark. She was a Methodist and a seamstress. Surviving are a son, Robert Vernon O'Neill Jr. of Dallas; two daughters, Abla Rae Freeman and Dorothy Miller of Lone Oak; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert Vernon O'Neill and Floyd D. Sorrells; a daughter, Joan Anne O'Neill; three sons, Orbie Gene O'Neill, John O'Neill and James Edward O'Neill; three brothers, Ed Ward, Homer Ward and Otho "Bud" Ward; two sisters, Mable Bean Pree and Inez Duncan. Pallbearers are Les Craven, Gerry Medcalf, Jimmy O'Neill, Don Files, John O'Neill Jr., and Arthur O'Neill. Bartley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 7, 1999

James Hollon
ROYSE CITY - James Andrew Hollon, 85, of Royse City died Friday in Rowlett. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Funeral Home Royse City Chapel. Mr. Hollon was born May 22, 1914, in Dallas to Andrew and Lilly Christian Hollon. He was a farmer and long time resident of Royse City. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hollon of Royse City; sons Jack Andrew Hollon of Wimberly, Jerry Richard Hollon and wife Sandi of Lake Kiowa, Charles Michael Hollon and wife Lynda of Pecos; sister Kathleen Fisher of Arlington; grandchildren Suzanne Hollon, Matthew Hollon and Andy Hollon, all of Austin, Kim Early of Frisco, Bret Hollon of Roundrock, Lesley Hollon of Fort Worth, Tome Lane of Louisiana; and nine great-grandchildren.

Lorena Fry
LADONIA - Lorena Belle (Palmer) Fry, 80, of Ladonia died Thursday in her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Ladonia with Rev. Steven Bell officiating. Burial will be in Ladonia Cemetery. Mrs. Fry was born Jan. 22, 1919, in Crystal Springs, Miss., to Charles Watkins Palmer and Anna Sharp Palmer. She married Ben Ed Fry Sept. 22, 1945, in Norfolk, Va. She served in the United States Navy in World War II and was a Laboratory Technician. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Ladonia. Survivors include her husband, of Ladonia; daughters Fran Harris of Dallas, Susan Epstein of Southlake and Paula Nelson of Dallas; sisters Katherine Barron and Mary Evans, both of Crystal Springs, Miss.; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Delta Funeral Home of Ladonia.

Terry Stewart
Terry Douglas Stewart, 61, of Greenville died Friday in his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. Gene Welborn officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. He was born Oct. 11, 1938, in Dallas to James Frank Stewart and Emily Jewel Straun. He married Marcia Barnes on Nov. 19, 1998, in Greenville. Mr. Stewart was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a maintenance supervisor at Pine Mountain and a member of the Southwood Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, of Greenville, son Greg Stewart of Florida, daughters Panda LaRae Sealy and Carol NiKole Sealy, both of Houston, three grandchildren, one niece, one nephew and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father in 1998 and his mother in 1992. Cousins will be pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

November 6, 1999

Jerry Finch
COMMERCE - Jerry Wayne Finch, 57, of Ferris, died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs. Born July 22, 1942 in Cuthand, Red River County, he was the son of James Lee Finch and Mary Mae Gibson. On Dec. 20, 1958 he married Sue Ragland in Durant, Okla. Mr. Finch was self-employed, operating a freight business. Surviving are his wife of Ferris; son and daughter-in-law David Wayne and Laura Finch of Hubbard; son Ernest Michael Finch of Ferris; daughter and son-in-law Edward and Gwendolyn Finch Watts of Commerce; brother and sister-in-law James V. and Nell Finch of Kaufman; 14 grandchildren; four great-granddaughters and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mildred Sprinkle
Mildred L. Sprinkle, 81, of Greenville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. A graveside service is at 2 p.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park with Avon Chandler officiating. Daughter of John Foley and Elizabeth Jackson Foley, she was born July 16, 1918 in Celeste. She married Chandler Sprinkle on June 27, 1937 in Greenville. She retired from Haggar where she worked as a floor lady. Mrs. Sprinkle was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Her husband and several nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Pallbearers will be Jack Sprinkle, Don Sprinkle, Sammy Foley, Phil Sprinkle, Don Goen and Perry Goen. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 5, 1999

Lola Griffin
Funeral services for Lola Mae Griffin of Merit are at 1 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lois Cooper officiating. Burial is in Merit Cemetery. Mrs. Griffin died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Born in Attalia, Ala. on March 21, 1901, she was the daughter of William J. Ferguson and Belle Morton Ferguson. She married Charles E. Griffin on Feb. 2, 1919 in Merit. She was a member of Merit Methodist Church. Surviving are sons Charles Griffin Jr. of Dallas and Jack Griffin of Farmersville; daughters Nita Doan of Merit, Glenda Rector of Wagner and Linda Ivy of Floyd; a sister, Flora Logan of Deborgia, Mont.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1977; a daughter, Jean Spradling and grandson Kevin Landrum. Pallbearers are Buck McDonald, Jim Doan, Rick Doan, Randy Glasscock, Glenn Landrum, Steve Griffin and Michael English. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of choice.

James Lee
James Henry "Bud" Lee of Neylandville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel CME Church in Neylandville with Rev. Fredrick Thompson officiating. Burial is in St. Paul Cemetery. The son of Albert and Ida Mae Fry Lee, he was born June 12,1929 in Neylandville. He and Carolyn Graham were married in Hunt County. Mr. Lee was a retired construction worker. He was a Methodist. Surviving are his wife of Neylandville; three sons, James Lee of Salt Lake City, Utah, Albert Lee of Mount Vernon and James Nelson of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Pamela Perdahm of Los Angeles, Calif. and Shirley Nelson of Redwood City, Calif.; seven brothers, Lenel Lee and Clemon Lee of Neylandville, James Martin of Greenville; Leon Lee, Harlon Lee, Lawrence Lee and Morris Lee, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Lois Callagan of Neylandville, Gloria Jean Pippin and Erma Joyce Graham of Los Angeles, Calif. and Neva Martin of Greenville and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Pallbearers are Lenel Lee, Harlon Lee, Leon Lee, Lawrence Lee, Clemon Lee and Morris Lee. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Smith
FARMERSVILLE - James Samuel Smith, 52, of Farmersville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Funeral services are at First Baptist Church in Farmersville with Rev. Robert Hasley officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Born April 8, 1947 in Farmersville, he was the son of Miles V. Smith and Marie Cecil Smith. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Smith was a printer at Cello Wrap. He is survived by a daughter, Kay Smith of Farmersville; son Forest Smith of San Diego, Calif.; his mother of Farmersville; sisters Betty Cantrell of Blue Ridge, Carolyn McTee of Oklahoma City, Okla., Luvada Johnston of Dallas and Josephine Halliburton of Abilene; two brothers, Gerald Smith of Plano and Stephen Smith of Dallas and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Farmersville V.F.W. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville.

Margery Veak
Margery Ethel Veak, 89, of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral arrangements are pending with McLaren's Funeral Home in West Des Moines, Iowa. The daughter of Lewell and Effie Starnater Jolly, she was born April 3, 1910 in Mount Pulaski, Ill. On Dec. 3, 1931 she married Lester G. Veak in Carthage, Ill. Mrs. Veak was a housewife. Surviving are two sisters, three sons, Richard Veak of Norwalk, Iowa, Leonard Veak of Greenville and John Veak of Westchester, Penn.; a daughter, Mary Thornton of Wichita, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and three sisters.

November 4, 1999

Billie Bradley
McKINNEY ≠ Billie Frances Bradley, 79, of Graybill died Monday in McKinney. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Frank Everett officiating. Burial is in Elm Grove Cemetery, Anna. She was born in Merit on Aug., 25, 1920 to Constant Boone and Jewell Duncan Butler. On Oct. 25, 1941 she was married to Joyce Weldon Bradley in Greenville. Mrs. Bradley is survived by son Jim W. Bradley of Graybill; a daughter, Eva Carol Douglas of Omaha, Neb.; sisters Gladys Mulkey, Earline Cook, Bernice Webb and Esta Lee Watkins, all of Fort Worth; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation is at 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Lola Griffin
Funeral services for Lola Mae Griffin of Merit are at 1 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lois Cooper officiating. Burial is in Merit Cemetery. Mrs. Griffin died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Born in Attalia, Ala. on March 21, 1901, she was the daughter of William J. Ferguson and Belle Morton Ferguson. She married Charles E. Griffin on Feb. 2, 1919 in Merit. She was a member of Merit Methodist Church. Surviving are sons Charles Griffin Jr. of Dallas and Jack Griffin of Farmersville; daughters Nita Doan of Merit, Glenda Rector of Wagner and Linda Ivy of Floyd; a sister, Flora Logan of Deborgia, Mont.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1977; a daughter, Jean Spradling and grandson Kevin Landrum. Pallbearers are Buck McDonald, Jim Doan, Rick Doan, Randy Glasscock, Glenn Landrum, Steve Griffin and Michael English. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of choice. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gary Sowels
LEONARD ≠ A graveside service for Gary Don Sowels, 50, of Greenville, formerly of Leonard, is at 2 p.m. Friday at the Leonard Cemetery with Rev. Brad Strand and Rev. Roy Martin officiating. He died Saturday in Greenville. The son of Robert Sowels and Gertrude Duke Sowels, he was born Nov. 28, 1948 in Greenville. He married Laura Rogers Thomison on Oct. 2, 1990 in Durant, Okla. He was a Baptist and a carpenter and painter. Surviving are his wife of Sherman; a sister, Naoma Ridings of Greenville; brothers Larry Bob Sowels of Savoy and David Sowels of Searcy, Ark. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.

November 3, 1999

Doris McKay
DALLAS - Doris Pennington "Penny" McKay died Monday. Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Carrollton, 2400 North Josey Lane in Carrollton, with Rev. Brent Taylor officiating. Burial is in Restland Memorial Park. She was born Oct. 16, 1926 and graduated from St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock, Ark. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Betty JoAnn "Ann" and Carl Underwood; daughter Patricia McKay; sons John David McKay and John Oliver McKay and wife Virginia; sister, Vivian Pennington and five grandchildren, Jennifer Trevino, Catherine Leonard, Melinda Fontenot, Angela Zuniga and Timothy Zuniga and four great-grandchildren, Joseph and Yesenia Trevino and Samantha and Alexandria Leonard. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.H. McKay and a son, John Steven McKay. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas.

Manda Tennison
FARMERSVILLE - Manda Elizabeth Tennison, 92, of Farmersville died Tuesday at Pavilion Nursing Home of McKinney. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Rev. Bart Barber officiating. She was born Aug. 7, 1907 in Fannin County, daughter of Jack and Etta Vernon Smith. She was married to Leland Tennison. Mrs. Tennison was a homemaker and a Baptist. A sister, Eugene Smith of Farmersville, survives. Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

Sharon Weatherley
Sharon Travis Weatherley of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Nichols, Rev. Melvin Ray, Rev. Bill Shaddox and Andy Lewis officiating. Burial will be in McWright Cemetery. The daughter of M.L. Travis and Peggy Gibson Travis, she was born Dec. 4, 1950 in Greenville. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1969. Mrs. Weatherley was employed by former Justice of the Peace Mickey Money's office, Collins Furniture; and for the past several years, she had worked for Family Foot Care in Greenville. She was a member of Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church. Surviving are her parents of Greenville; daughter Robin Leann Weatherley of Greenville; a brother, Marty Travis of Arlington; sister Julie Cook of McKinney and aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers are David Hamilton, Bubba Nicholson, Dr. Steven Brancheau, Dr. David Minchey, Kenneth Money and Wayne Money. Honorary pallbearers are Mickey Money, Dee Hilton, James Petty and Joel Arnold. Memorials may be made to Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church, Wesley United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

November 2, 1999

Rebecca DiVerdi
MAYFLOWER, Ark. ≠ Rebecca "Becky" LaMay Hogland DiVerdi, 23, of Mayflower died Sunday in a Little Rock hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Church of Christ in Greenwood, Ark. Burial will be in Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. DiVerdi was a student at Hendrix College majoring in Elementary Education, specializing in teaching the deaf. She was on the dean's list. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Conway, Ark. Surviving are her husband, John DiVerdi, Jr. of Mayflower, Ark.; daughter Bella Nicole DiVerdi of Mayflower; parents, Thomas and Kitty Attison Hogland of Longview; sisters, Tonya Roberts of Huntington, Ark. and Tammy Hermosilla of Gheisen, Germany; grandparents, Dorothy Attison of Greenville and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hogland of Booneville, Miss. and great-grandmother Lela Hughey of Rienzi, Miss. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Harold Attison. Pallbearers are Joey Self, Todd Hales, Ross Ward, Charlie Caster, Bill Dunn and Pat McAfee. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Ark.

Billy Lewis
COMMERCE ≠ Billy Joe Lewis, 67, of Commerce, died Saturday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Temple Funeral Home Chapel in Oklahoma City, Okla. Burial is in Trice Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City. The son of Andy Lewis and Eva Bryant Lewis, he was born Aug. 22, 1932 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He married Ella Mae Kendrick on July 22, 1977 in Oklahoma City. Mr. Lewis was an engineer at The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and worked part-time at the Commerce Independent School District Fieldhouse. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are his wife of Commerce; children Jim Mahdi of Commerce, Johnny Mixon of Oklahoma City, Okla., Larry Mahdi of Dallas, Billy Joe Lewis Jr. of Oklahoma City, Andy Lewis of Oklahoma City and Eva Lewis of Oklahoma City; brothers George Lewis and Clarence Lewis, both of Oklahoma City and a sister, Evelyn Birch of Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Peggy. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Kenneth Poteet
Kenneth Lee Poteet, 77, of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. Born Oct. 19, 1922 in Hunt County, he was the son of L.B. Poteet and Mary Elizebeth Stewart Poteet. Mr. Poteet operated Poteet Cement and Construction, retiring in 1985. He was a Methodist. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Kim Ann and Randy Parker of Greenville; sisters Dorthy Hill and Mary Williams of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Kelly and Brittany Clark and ex-wife Joann Poteet of Greenville. He was preceded in death by his parents and 15 brothers and sisters. Pallbearers are Billy Gene Brignon, Homer Brignon, John Poteet, Troy Poteet, Henry Grimes and Roy L. Warren. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lee Rice
Lee Rice, 98, of Greenville died Sunday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation Center. There is a graveside service at Bethel Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Born April 12, 1901 in Hunt County, he was the son of Frank Rice and Ola Chambliss Rice. He and Maude Arrington were married Oct. 28, 1935 in Greenville. Mr. Rice was a beekeeper in the Greenville area for more than 55 years. He was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church. He was a member of the Lions Club, Texas Beekeeper Association. Mr. Rice wrote historical recollections of the Greenville area and about growing up in Hunt County. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Thurston and Glinda Rice of Greenville; daughters and sons-in-law Belva and Bill Eason of Greenville and Melva and B.C. Fairchild of Holly Lake; grandchildren Russell and Philip Rice of Greenville, Deborah Sather of Mesquite, Deanna Gaughan of Chandler and Karen Tubbs of White Oak; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Maureen Scoggins of Longview and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 24, 1991; seven brothers; five sisters and one grandson, David Kuykendall of Greenville. Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

November 1, 1999

Lloyd Skinner
HONEY GROVE ≠ Lloyd Horace Skinner, 81, of Honey Grove died Saturday at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Allens Point Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Mitchell officiating. Burial is in Allens Point Cemetery. Mr. Skinner was born Nov. 5, 1917, in Honey Grove; the son of Washington Lee and Mamie Robertson Skinner. He married Doris Owens on April 20, 1940, in Honey Grove. Mr. Skinner was the owner of Underwood-Skinner Insurance Agency and a member of Allens Point Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of Honey Grove; son, Gary Skinner of Denison; daughter, Wanda Shaeffer of Denison; four grandchildren; and brother, Henry Skinner of Arlington. Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home of Honey Grove is in charge of the arrangements.

October 31, 1999

Lyma Elsie Hayes
Lyma Elsie Hayes of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services will be at Memoryland Memorial Park Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Mrs. Hayes was born in Oklahoma on March 12, 1905, to L.C. and Amanda Wilder Timbs. She married Leo Persell Hayes in 1926 in Whitewright. She was a Baptist. Surviving is a grandson, Keith Hayes of Greenville, two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Jimmy Hayes. Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

October 30, 1999

Wynell Holcomb
FARMERSVILLE ≠ Wynell Holcomb, 74, of Dallas died Thursday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Ballard officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. She was born Sept. 17, 1925 in Farmersville to Herschell and Maurine Osborn Compton. On Jan. 2, 1941 she married Ewell Holcomb in Durant, Okla. She was a homemaker. Surviving are a son, Jimmy Holcomb of Dallas; sisters Peggy Long and Paula Terrell, both of Dallas and a brother, Jerry Compton of Patterson, La.

October 29, 1999

Wesley Barton
Wesley P. Barton, USAF Major, retired, 87, of Greenville died Wednesday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with elder George L. Barton officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park. Military honors will be presented graveside by Sheppard Air Force Base. He was born Oct. 16, 1912 in Antoine, Ark. to W.P. and Maze Dean Barton. He married Viola Mackey Mixon in 1936; she preceded him in death. In 1970 he married Mary Lucille Ray. Barton served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a flight engineer on B-29's and B-36s and retired after 31 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the U.S.A.F. Association. He is survived by a son, George L. Barton of Highland, Utah; three stepsons, Carl Ray of Greenville, Charles Ray of Greenville and Bruce Ray of San Antonio; a daughter, Judith Mobley of Sheridan, Ind.; a sister, Gena Broussard of Zavalla; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his first wife in 1968 and his second wife in 1990. Pallbearers are Carl Ray, J.R. Sellers, Wesley Barton, Greg Ray, Charles Ray, Matthew Barton and Ryon Gilliam. Visitation is from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the funeral home.

R.C. Follis
COMMERCE - R.C. Cletus Follis, 76, of Cumby, died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Cumby with Rev. Wes Dean officiating. Burial is in Cumby Cemetery. The son of J.D. Regan Follis and Ora Mae Carpenter Follis, he was born Aug. 17, 1923 in Cumby. On Dec. 26, 1942 he married Josie Mae Hall in Greenville. Mr. Follis served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received his master's degree from East Texas State Teachers College and taught school in the Port Neches School District for 25 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 180 and Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity. Surviving are his wife of Cumby; a sister, Evelyn Willis of Garland; a brother, Brazeal Follis of Baytown and several nieces and nephews. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Loretta Greenwood
Loretta Greenwood, 85, of Alexandria, La. died Thursday. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday at East Mount Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. She was born May 29, 1914 in Dalhart, daughter of Virgil Shepherd and Charlotte Stark. Mrs. Greenwood had been employed as a secretary/bookkeeper for the Highway Department. She was a Baptist and a member of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Beverly Greenwood of Alexandria, La.; a son, Gary Greenwood of Greenville; two daughters, Beverly Ann Crocker of Alexandria, La. and Ima Lee Well of Rockford, Ill.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Allen Johnson
Allen Madison Johnson of Greenville died Oct. 21 at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There will be a viewing from 10 to 10:45 a.m. today with service beginning at 11 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Auggie Gomez, Bishop, officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park. He was born in Clarksville on June 28, 1915 in Clarksville to Thaddeus Johnson and Celia Ann Becton Johnson. Mr. Johnson grew up in Clarksville and graduated from Cheatham High School. He attended Wiley College for one year. At age 59 he graduated cum laude from California State University in Long Beach. He enlisted in the Army as a private and served for 23 years. He went to the South Pacific during World War II where he was promoted to First Lieutenant and served in Korea and received a Bronze Star. Mr. Johnson had a second career at the Navy shipyard in Long Beach, retiring after 17 years. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1961 and was the first African-American in Texas to receive the priesthood in the church in 1978. Mr. Johnson was co-founder and past chairman of the West Side Neighborhood Center; co-organizer and first chairman to the board of the Long Beach Opportunities Industrialization Center; Political Action Chairman of the NAACP in Long Beach; president of People's Strive Corporation; vice president of the American Federation of Government Employees Union; and a member of the Mayor's Education Task Force. He was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of the Optimist Club. In Greenville he led the committee that raised funds to build the first chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served in many capacities in the church and served as president of the NAACP in Greenville. He married Hilda Allen in Reno, Nev. on Nov. 26, 1987. Surviving are his wife; sons Dr. Allen M. Johnson Jr., Thaddeus E. Johnson, Derrick Johnson, William Johnson and Elmo Slider; daughters, Theresa Williams and Lauren Williams; sisters Carrie Fannin, Lucy Dent and Dimple Merritt and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first two wives, Myrtle Johnson and Fannie Johnson; a sister, Lucy Dent and a son, Airman 1st Class Thaddeus Johnson. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joshua Marty
FARMERSVILLE - Joshua Neal Marty, 22, of Irving, died Tuesday. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Ballard officiating. Burial is in Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney. The son of Michael Marty and Mary Anne Cooke Marty, he was born March 28, 1977 in Eureka Springs, Ark. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are parents, Jim and Mary Anne Truemper of Farmersville; grandparents F.M. and Adina Cooke of McKinney; a brother, Justin Marty of The Colony and nephew Orion Marty of The Colony. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jessie Young
Jessie "Sonny" Young of Houston died Wednesday in Houston. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grundy Funeral Home with Rev. Roy L. Price officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park. Mr. Young was born in Greenville on July 18; the son of Dottie Young and the adopted son of Arthur and Clara Singleton. He was a member of the Truevine Baptist Church. Surviving are his step-father, Charles Ward, of Houston; brother, Michael McDaniel of Houston; sisters, Claudia Hardemon of Greenville, Carolyn Jones of Gainesville, Edna Singleton of Irving, and Annie Singleton of Huntsville. He was preceded in death by his parents. Family friends are pallbearers.

October 28, 1999

Margot Harris
CORPUS CHRISTI ≠ Margot Aline Davidson Harris, 85, of Corpus Christi died Sunday. There is a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace Presbyterian Church, Greenville. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery. Born Nov. 18, 1913 in Dallas, she was the daughter of G.W. and Eva Davidson. Orphaned at a young age, she lived at the I.O.O.F. Orphans Home in Corsicana and graduated from high school there. On July 12, 1934 she married Ross G. Harris in Corsicana. They lived in Port Arthur for many years and moved to Corpus Christi in 1951. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Harris worked for and retired from the Probate Department at the Nueces County Courthouse as a clerk. Surviving are daughter Margot Annette Hayes of Corpus Christi; a brother, Harold G. Davidson of Austin; sister Vera Laney of Denton; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1967, a brother, Clifford Davidson and sister Georgia Davidson. New Funeral Options of Corpus Christi is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Sumrow
MERIT ≠ Virginia Christine Sumrow, 89, of Merit died Oct. 20 in Greenville. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday in the Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Lois Cooper and Wesley Ford officiating. Burial will be in 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. Surviving are sons F.D. Sumrow of Merit and Keith Sumrow of Allen; daughters Elaine Sumrow and Camelia Miller, 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 were Brandon Sumrow, Leon Lorton, Harold Roseberry, Logan Graham and Ralph Shelton; and Kevin Speyrer, Wesley Ford and Marcus Villereal were honorary pallbearers.

Myrtle Wilson
QUINLAN ≠ Myrtle Louise Wilson of Quinlan died Wednesday in Terrell. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sidney Stone officiating. Burial will be in Grovehill Cemetery at 2 p.m. Born July 5, 1920 in Henderson County, she was the daughter of Levy and Lillian Pearl Diggs. She lived in Pleasant Grove and retired as a maintenance worker from Dallas Independent School District. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Surviving are sisters Juanita Threadgill of Dallas, Helen Simms of Tomball, Mary Allison of Texarkana and Irene Vaughn of College Station; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Wilson and a daughter, Myrtle LaVerne Hickman. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

October 27, 1999

James Wilson
CADDO MILLS ≠ James David Wilson, infant , died Monday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hollis Crow officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. He was born Monday at Baylor, son of Rebecca Hope Carter Wilson and James Stacy Wilson. His parents survive.

Peggy Cullum
EMORY ≠ Peggy Cullum, 62, of Emory died Tuesday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Burial is in Pilgrim Rest No. 1 Cemetery. Mrs. Cullum was born August 19, 1937, in Emory; the daughter of G.A. and Ferrell Morris Alexander. She was married to Loyd Cullum on July 12, 1952, in Oklahoma. She was a Baptist. Surviving are her husband of Emory; daughters, Cindy Cox of Allen and Kimberly Roche of Arlington; brother, Alvin Alexander Jr. of Arizona and two grandchildren. Pallbearers are friends. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

October 26, 1999

Jeanette Grayson
HONEY GROVE ≠ Jeanette Steinocher Grayson, 73, of Honey Grove died Saturday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Allens Point Baptist Church. Mrs. Grayson was born June 17, 1926, in Moulton; the daughter of Vladik and Bessie Kubenke Steinocher. Surviving are her husband, C.A. "Pete" Grayson; daughters, Vida Day and April Banning and husband Leo; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Gisela Grayson; grandsons Jeff Day, Richard Grayson Jr., David Adams and Timothy Adams; granddaughters Ericka Day, Brandi Webb, Jaime Adams and Danae Banning and two great-grandchildren Cameron Day and Cassadie Webb. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Edwin Steinocher. Pallbearers are James Adams, Jeff Day, Timothy Adams, David Adams, Richard Grayson Jr. and Heath Webb. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Health Care Foundation or the Parkinson's Disease Information and Referral Center. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Weldon Martin
Weldon D. Martin of Greenville died Thursday at Greenville Presbyterian Hospital. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Price officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery. He was born in Texarkana, Texas on Aug. 8, 1923 to Joe and Annie C. Whiten Martin. Mr. Martin was a retired cook. He was a Baptist. Surviving are a nephew, Thomas Martin of Hempstead, N.Y. and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Joyce Reeves
Joyce Harris Reeves, 80, of Bryan died Sunday morning. There is a memorial service at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan and a graveside service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Blue Bonnet Hill Cemetery in Colleyville. Born July 24, 1919 in Davenport, she was the daughter of Slade Harris and Elmer A. Harris. She graduated from Greenville High School. She married John Reeves and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Reeves retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in Fort Worth. Surviving are her husband of Bryan; several stepchildren and grandchildren; two sisters, Dorlis Bagwell and Erma Dean Miller of Greenville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas G. Harris.

Edith Speed
Edith Ethelyn Dick Speed died Sunday at her residence in Greenville. There is a graveside service at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston Wednesday and a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Presbyterian Church in Greenville. The daughter of Mattie Sneed Harris and Robert Campbell Dick, she was born Jan. 20, 1913 in Houston. She was orphaned at age seven and was raised by her oldest sister, Mattie Carmen Davis. On June 21, 1931 she married Harris Monroe Speed. He died Nov. 11, 1976 and she married Paul Rollett on Oct. 4, 1987. They moved to Greenville. Mr. Rollett died Jan. 20, 1996. Mrs. Speed graduated from Milby High School in Houston, attended business night school and worked for several firms before retiring from the Steam Engineering Department of Westinghouse Electric with 27 years' service. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, The Hunt County Herb Society, The American Cotton Museum and a former member of the League of Women Voters. Mrs. Speed is survived by daughters and sons-in-law June Marilyn and Dr. R. Irvin Morgan of Greenville and Judith Carolyn Leonard and Ron Bristol of Austin; a granddaughter and husband Melissa Beth Morgan and Michael Brown of Dallas; four grandsons and their wives, Neill Sagen and Nancy Patton Morgan of Sherman, Peter Ian and Amy Dooley Morgan of Greenville, Jeremy Walton and Tanya Leisner Leonard of Dallas and Paul Michael and Teresa Lashbrook Leonard of Playa del Rey, Calif.; eight great-granddaughters, eight nieces and seven nephews. Memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church in Greenville or to Hunt County Clothe-a-Child.

Delores Smith
COMMERCE ≠ Delores Smith, 49, of McKinney died Monday at North Texas Medical Center in McKinney. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville with Rev. Joel Arnold. Born Oct. 11, 1950 in Jacksboro, she was the daughter of Arnold L. Hudson and Novella Parker Hudson. She graduated from Greenville High School. She was a medical transcriptionist at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and she was a Baptist. Surviving are a son, William Preston Smith of South Lake; daughter April Smith of South Lake; former husband Ronnie Smith of South Lake; father and stepmother Arnold L. and Fama Babb Hudson of Campbell; sisters Patricia Sampson of College Station, Doris Bradford of Hurst and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1984; a sister, Sandra Kay Waters in 1991 and a brother, Arnold Dell Hudson in 1998. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of service today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Robert Wentzel
Robert James Wentzel, 18, of Celeste died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Celeste with Rev. James Ralson officiating. The son of Herman and Romona Yost Wentzel, he was born in Greenville on Sept. 7, 1981. A senior at Celeste High School, he was a member of the F.F.A. and Beta Clubs and also umpired and coached. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Surviving are his parents of Celeste; a sister, Michelle Wentzel of Celeste; grandparents Jim and Norma Butler of Florida and Robert and Lois Douglas of Pennsylvania and aunts and uncles Clarence Steinberger and Robert and Pat Douglas, all of Pennsylvania, Bruce and Mary Wentzel of Michigan and Heidi and Dennis Peterson of Oklahoma. Pallbearers are Aaron Lamb, Michael Mayrell, Sterling Argyle, Jeromy Evans, Josh Cook and John Bullock. Memorials may be made to the Celeste School Library Fund, P.O. Box 67, Celeste, 75423. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 25, 1999

Rafael Aguillon
ROYSE CITY ≠ Rafael Aguillon, 64, of Royse City died Saturday. Funeral services are at noon Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall. Mr. Aguillon was born April 20, 1935, in Mexico to Justo and Julia Tovar Aguillon. Surviving are his wife, Carmen Aguillon of Royse City; father, of Mexico; daughters, Maria Aloso of Royse City, Olga Calles and Juana Arellano, both of Rockwall, Amelia Garcia of Greenville and Ofelia Marquez of Rowlett; sister, Lucia Aguillon of Mexico; brothers, Enrique Aguillon, Ramon Aguillon and Crispin Aguillon, all of Mexico, Agustine Aguillon and Bacilio Aguillon, both of Rockwall, and Leno Aguillon of Fort Worth; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette Grayson
HONEY GROVE ≠ Jeanette Steinocher Grayson, 73, of Honey Grove died Saturday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Allens Point Baptist Church. Mrs. Grayson was born June 17, 1926, in Moulton; the daughter of Vladik and Bessie Kubenke Steinocher. Surviving are her husband, C.A. "Pete" Grayson; daughters, Vida Day and April Banning; son, Richard Grayson; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Honey Grove, which is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Health Care Foundation or the Parkinson's Disease Information and Referral Center.

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.

October 24, 1999

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.

October 23, 1999

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.

October 22, 1999

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.

October 21, 1999

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.

Steven Taber
COMMERCE ≠ Steven Clifton Taber, 49, of Brownsboro died Monday in Brownsboro. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Deteau officiating. Mr. Taber was born June 1, 1950, in Dallas; the son of James and JoAnn Galloway Taber. A former Greenville resident, he was an LCDC, GOGC dual diagnosis counselor with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Surviving are his wife, Teresa Taber, of Brownsboro; children, Jamilyn Hunt of Cumby and Brazos Taber of Roxton; stepchildren, Ryan Campos and Teresa Campos, both of Brownsboro; two grandchildren; sister, Lori Sparks of Kennewick, Wash. and brother, Jimmy Taber. Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

October 20, 1999

Margaret Armstrong
Margaret Stoker Armstrong of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville following a lengthy illness. There is a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastgate Funeral Home in Dallas. She was born Aug. 29, 1919. Surviving are Lisa, Will, Caleb and Evan Etheridge of Celeste; Ann, Steve and Gabriel Hughes of Dallas and Helen and Rueben Keck of Wichita Falls.

Rachel Giles
WOLFE CITY ≠ Rachel Annette Dawson Giles, 35, of Fairlie died suddenly Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Tadlock officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery. She was born Dec. 23, 1963 in Wolfe City to Granville Dawson and Nancy Jo Moon. She married Dale Giles and was a housewife. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Giles is survived by her husband; four sons, Cody Giles, Justin Dawson, Jason Dawson and Grant Dawson, all of Fairlie; a daughter, Amber Giles of Fairlie; her father and stepmother, Granville and Rosie Dawson of Farmersville; her mother and stepfather, Nancy Jo and Robert Apple of Greenville; three brothers, James Dawson of Honey Grove and David Dawson and Gene Dawson of Wolfe City; and five sisters, Vickie Townsend and Cynthia Lowery of Wolfe City, Reba Dawson of Bonham, Loretta Myers of Greenville and Jody Apple of Mockville, N.C. and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Pallbearers are James Dawson, David Dawson, Gene Dawson, Tammy Giles, Jamy Giles and Gary Giles.

Gary Powell
EMORY ≠ Gary L. Powell, 56, of Point died Monday in an auto accident near Point. No services are planned. The son of Joe L. and Mary Still Powell, he was born Nov. 26, 1942 in Lincoln, Ark. Mr. Powell was a horse trainer and a Baptist. Surviving are his wife, Darla Powell of Point and sons Casey Lynn Powell of North Carolina and Hoyt-John Powell of Virginia. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vera Ross
CADDO MILLS ≠ Vera Mae Ross, 82, of Fort Worth died Tuesday in Hurst following a long illness. Funeral Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Paradise Cemetery. Born in Caddo Mills, she was the daughter of Ivy Lee Ross and Jenetta Ogle Williams Ross. Surviving are brothers Charlie Allen Ross of Fort Worth and Ivy Lee Ross of Canton and sisters Helen Jameson of Colony and Barbara Believeau of San Jose, Calif. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Lee Ross, in 1963 and a sister, Bonnie Copeland. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Emmet Steele
LEONARD ≠ A funeral service for Emmet Steele, 76, of Leonard is at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Casey Ingold and Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial is in Burns Cemetery. Mr. Steele died Monday at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman. He was born July 4, 1923 in the Valley Creek Community to William A. Steele and Susan Grace Tucker Steele. He married Winnie Crawford on June 28, 1942 in Leonard. Mr. Steele was a member of the Valley Creek Baptist Church. He worked in road construction for 30 years and was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife of Leonard; daughter, Ann Jackson of Gober; son, Ray Steele of Sherman; brother Billy J. Steele of Valley Creek; sister Maurine Webb of Rowlett; four grandsons and three great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Steven Taber
COMMERCE ≠ Steven Clifton Taber, 49, of Brownsboro died Monday in Brownsboro. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Deteau officiating. Mr. Taber was born June 1, 1950, in Dallas; the son of James and JoAnn Galloway Taber. A former Greenville resident, he was an LCDC, GOGC dual diagnosis counselor with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Surviving are his wife, Teresa Tabor, of Brownsboro; children, Jamilyn Hunt of Cumby and Brazos Taber of Roxton; step-children, Ryan Campos and Teresa Campos, both of Brownsboro; two grandchildren; sister, Lori Sparks of Kennewick, Wash. and brother, Jimmy Taber. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers are Randy Ripley, Jason Thomas, Jake Thomas, Stuart Thomas, Mike Eldridge and Ricky Belcher. Honorary pallbearers are Lyndell Childers and Billy Eldridge. Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

October 19, 1999

Georgia Earvin
Georgia Mae Earvin of Greenville died Friday at Greenville Rehab Center. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Elem Baptist Church with Rodney Hood officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery. Born in Waskom on March 6, 1913, she was the daughter of Charlie and Katie Washington. She married Rayfield Earvin in Deberry in 1930. Mrs. Earvin was employed as a cook. She was a member of Mount Elem Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Ernestine Williams and Charlie Mae Hawkins of Greenville; 14 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, a son, and brothers and sisters. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rachel Giles
WOLFE CITY ≠ Rachel Annette Dawson Giles, 35, of Fairlie died suddenly Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Tadlock officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery. She was born Dec. 23, 1963 in Wolfe City to Granville Dawson and Nancy Jo Moon Apple. She married Dale Giles and was a housewife. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Giles is survived by her husband; four sons, Cody Giles, Justin Dawson, Jason Dawson and Grant Dawson, all of Fairlie; a daughter, Amber Giles of Fairlie; her father of Farmersville; her mother of Greenville; three brothers, James Dawson of Honey Grove and David Dawson and Gene Dawson of Wolfe City; and five sisters, Vickie Townsend and Cynthia Lowery of Wolfe City, Reba Dawson of Bonham, Loretta Myers of Greenville and Jody Apple of Mockville, N.C. . Pallbearers are James Dawson, David Dawson, Gene Dawson, Tammy Giles, Jamy Giles and Ryan Flud. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Nettles
HOUSTON ≠ William James Nettles, 88, of Houston, died Sunday after a short battle with cancer. Funeral services are at noon Wednesday in the Family Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. He was born in Caddo Mills on Nov. 14, 1910. Mr. Nettles was a World War II veteran serving from 1942 to 1946 and had three years' prior service in the U.S. Army. He retired from Coca-Cola after 35 years' service. Surviving are sons Michael Lee Nettles and William James Nettles Jr.; a daughter, Lou Dawson; brothers George C. Nettles of Dallas and Ben P. Nettles of Fort Worth and grandchildren. His wife of 34 years, Winifred Wilks Nettles, preceded him in death. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Joe Wyatt
FARMERSVILLE ≠ Joe Russell Wyatt, 83, of Farmersville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a memorial service at 3 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Mac LeFan will officiate. He was born Jan. 4, 1916 in Princeton to William and Mary Morrow Wyatt. Surviving are daughters,Janis McGee of Frisco and Doris Ann Horton of Farmersville, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of choice.

October 18, 1999

L.C. Clark
L.C. Clark, 66, of Greenville died Friday in Greenville. Funeral services are at noon Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. John Ellis officiating. Burial is in Farmersville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Clark was born April 21, 1933, in Mineola; the son of Isiah and Luverter Vaughn Clark. He married Charlie Ruth Mondy on June 6, 1953. He was a construction worker and a veteran. He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Farmersville. Surviving are his wife of Farmersville; mother of Mineola; sons, Larry Clark of Mount Pleasant, Bobby Clark of Allen, Robert Clark and Doniver Clark, both of Richardson, and Ricky Clark and Dan Clark, both of Farmersville; daughters, Brenda Jones, Judy Clark, Evelyn Thomas and Jan Clark, all of Farmersville; brothers, James Clark and Odessa Clark, both of Dallas, Cornelius Clark of Cedar Hill, Rev. William Clark of Greenville, R.A. Clark of Jasper, Albert Clark of Garland and Lawrence Clark of Mississippi; sisters, Bessie Shaw, Inez David and Mary Perkins, all of Dallas and Hattie Kelly of Farmersville; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Chris Simon, L.A. Johnson, James Brooks, Freddie Pierce, David Brewer and Carlos Mondy. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church, 3907 Lee.

Vera Nichols
SULPHUR SPRINGS ≠ Vera Nichols, 81, of Como died Saturday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Services are today at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. David Burns officiating. Burial is in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Nichols was born Oct. 14, 1918, in Hopkins County to Robert and Essie Burns Meeks. She was married to Wren Nichols on July 15, 1939 in Pickton. She was a member of the Como Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of Como; daughter, Janice Wilkinson of Wolfe City; son, J.W. Nichols of Sulphur Springs; brother, Carroll Meeks of Como; sister, Lorine Nichols of Sulphur Springs; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Joe Wilkinson, John Wilkinson, James Wilkinson, Randy Walding, Johnny Nichols and David Wisdom.

Lela Payne
WOLFE CITY ≠ Lela Payne, 94, of Wolfe City died Sunday in Smith Nuring Home . Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Webb Hill Cemetery with Henry Edgeington officiating. Miss Payne was born March 29, 1905, in Wolfe City; the daughter of Frank and Lottie Morman Payne. She was a foster mother and a seamstress with Whitemore Manufacturing. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Celeste. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Helen Payne of Dallas; sister-in-law, Verdis Payne of Wolfe City and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe Frank Payne, Roy Payne and Herschel Payne; and two sisters, Hester Payne and Nona Spradling.

Bunn Turner
WOLFE CITY ≠ Bunn Turner, 88, of Commerce died Sunday in Sulphur Springs. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home with Dr. C.E. Colton, Dr. Bobby Tollison and Bill Hill officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Mr. Turner was born Dec. 9, 1910, in the Aberfoyle community; the son of John and Beulah Spradling Turner. He married Iona Taylor on Oct. 14, 1933 in Commerce. Mr. Turner was a retired sheet metal fabricator and a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Surviving are his wife of Commerce, 13 nieces and two nephews. Pallbearers are Orville Pate, Doug Miller, Roy Dell Barker, Otis Horton, C.W. Durrett and W.D. Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Ambassadors Sunday School class. Visitation is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

October 17, 1999

Mark Bedford
Funeral services for Mark Alan Bedford, 19, of Greenville, will be at 4 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. James Baldridge officiating. Burial will be in Etter Lake Cemetery. He died Friday at his residence. Born in Big Spring on Nov. 20, 1979, he was the son of Donald Alan Bedford and Eva Denise Baldridge. He was a student and a member of North Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, Don Bedford of Odessa and Denise Benson of Greenville; his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Helen Bedford of Odessa; three uncles, six aunts and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents. Pallbearers include Kenneth Noble, James Ray, Eric Stover, Jerry Penny, Matthew Baldridge, John Baldridge, Jr. Baldridge and George Harwood.

Lola Courtney
Graveside services for Mrs. Lola Pearl Courtney, 98, of Greenville, will be 4 p.m. Monday at East Mount Cemetery with Dr. Raymond A. Boulter Jr. officiating. She died Saturday at Briarcliff Health Center. Born in Greenville on May 10, 1901, she was the daughter of Jimmy Hillyard Brown and Abbie Lena Montgomery Brown. She married Henry Carter Courtney on June 23, 1923. She was retired from retail sales and was a member of Central Christian Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Billie Carroll and Helen Harrison Courtney of Fairfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Harry Cross of Greenville; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1965, one son, one brother and one sister. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or Christian Women's Fellowship.

Artie Erwin
Funeral services for Artie M. McBroom Erwin, 85, of Greenville, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Melvin Ray and Jeff Spindle officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery. She died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Born in Wieland on April 19, 1914, she was the daughter of Robert L and Maude M. Hawkins McBroom. She married Loys "Frosty" Erwin on Feb. 5, 1932. She and her husband owned and operated Frosty Erwin's Used Furniture. She was a Baptist and a member of Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by a daughter, Betty English of Greenville; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Frank Spindle of Greenville; and four grandchildren, Cathy English, Jeff Spindle, Bill Hannon and Cara Joy Cannon. She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 28, 1988; two sisters, Blanche Morrow and Evelyn McBroom and two brothers, George Leslie McBroom and R. I. McBroom Jr. Pallbearers include Mark Morrow, Jack Morrow, Joe Williams, Bill Hannon, Joey Peters and Kenneth Peters. Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carl Farmer
PRINCETON ≠ Memorial services for Carl Ray Farmer, 53, of Princeton, will be at 3 p.m. today at Haltom Road Baptist Church in Haltom City with Mike Courtney officiating. He died Friday in Princeton. Born in Greenville on Jan. 1, 1946, he was the son of Edgar and Roberta Moore Farmer. He married Sherri Farmer in Texarkana, Ark on Sept. 10, 1977. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, was employed as a mechanic/accounts payable with G. E. Capital and was a member of Haltom Road Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sherri Farmer of Princeton; a daughters, Melissa Farmer of Alvarado; a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Brandon Milligan of Mesquite; a son, Danny Moore of Fort Worth, sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Lanelle Farmer of Alvarado, David and Shannon Farmer of Alvarado and Bobby and Erika Farmer of Springfield, Mo.; his parents, Edgar and Roberta Roberta Farmer of Haltom City; sisters Shirley Womack and Keri Pruitt, both of Fort Worth; a brother, James Farmer of Fort Worth and six grandchildren. Arrangements are through Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville.

Paula Franks
DALLAS ≠ Funeral services for Paula Irene Franks, 69, of Dallas, will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Princeton. She died Friday in Dallas. Born in Texas on March 7, 1930, she was the daughter of Clifton and Cleda Yates Evans. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Troy Paul Mills of Balch Springs; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements are through Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville.

Randall Nation
Funeral services for Randall Keith Nation, 22, of Greenville, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Johnson Street Church of Christ with Keith Thomason and Rick Henslee officiating. Burial will be in McWright Cemetery. He died Friday in Collin County. Born in Greenville on Dec. 22, 1976, he was the son of Larry and Nancy Scott Nation. He was a cable splicer for Southwestern Bell and a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1995. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Nancy Nation of Greenville; a brother, Rob Nation of Greenville; a sister, Amy Nation of Greenville; grandparents Cass and Della Nation of Greenville and Elnita Scott of Greenville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Guy Scott. Pallbearers include Jerod Long, Wesley Lyday, Brian Mitchell, Wade Jones, Todd Hackney and Todd Eudy. Visitation is scheduled from 4 until 6 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Elma Riley
Funeral services for Elma Ree Riley, 57, of Greenville, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mt. Elem Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Price officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park. She died Tuesday at a local nursing home. Born in Ore City on Sept. 12, 1942, she was the daughter of Richard and Della Mae Stevens Stanton. She married George Riley in Greenville in 1964. She was a retired seamstress and a member of New United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, George Riley of Greenville; three sons, Chris Riley and Mitchell Riley of Greenville and Ronnie Riley of Austin; three daughters, Vickie Holden, Vanessa Riley and Mae Riley, all of Greenville; three brothers, Leon Stanton, Eddie Stanton and R. D. Stanton, all of Greenville; three sisters, Hazel Franklin of Greenville, Shirley Rector of Austin and Dorothy Nell Shepard of Bovina and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Pallbearers include Chris Riley, Mitchell Riley, Tony Riley, Ronnie Stanton, Cedric Stanton and Ronnie Riley. Visitation is scheduled from 7 until 8 p.m. today at Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Childress
Charles J. Childress of Celeste died Friday at Smith's Nursing Center in Wolfe City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marsha Engle, Rev. Ricky Huggins and Rev. Danny Davis officiating. Burial will be in Celeste Cemetery. Son of George W. Childress and Bessie Barnes Childress, he was born May 17, 1920 in the Dulaney Community. On Jan. 3, 1942 he married Margie Fugitt in Kingston. He retired from Raytheon Systems Company (E-Systems) in 1985 as an assembler-installer. Mr. Childress was a member of White Rock United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; sons and daughters-in-law Ronnie and Terri Childress of Celeste and Harry and Kay Childress of Celeste; daughter and son-in-law Charlsey and Dan Nichols of Celeste; grandchildren Brad Nichols, Terri Childress, Amy Childress, Gina Allen, Kristi Roberts and Staci Childress; great-grandchildren Zach, Zane, Dalton, Dillon, Reagan and Keith; stepgrandson Joshua McGuffey; sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Lowney LeBlanc of Jackson, Miss.; sister-in-law Louie Childress of Celeste; brother-in-law Bobby Fugitt of Greenville; brothers- and sisters-in-law Lee and Hazel Fugitt of Greenville, Gilbert and Exie Fugitt of Greenville, Larry and Mary Tome of Cudahy, Wis. and Gene and Ruth Fugitt of Caddo Mills and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Cecil, Jess and Ferguson and sisters Ethel Vulgamore and Lula Leggett. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Fletcher
EMORY ≠ Robert G. Fletcher, 61, of Groesbeck, died Wednesday at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Born Aug. 23, 1938 in Emory, he was the son of Joe and Velma Jones Fletcher. On Dec. 24, 1993 he married Julia Rodrigue in Jewett. Mr. Fletcher was a self-employed retailer of unclaimed freight. He was a member of the Assembly of God. Surviving are his wife of Groesbeck; his mother of Point; sons Rodney Fletcher of Springfield, Mo., Mark Fletcher of Groesbeck and Micaiah Fletcher of Groesbeck; daughters Bridgette Fletcher of Groesbeck, Darla Calvery of Midlothian and Karen Briscoe of Georgia; a brother, Max Fletcher of Greenville; a sister, Leslyn Murphy of Lubbock and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father on Feb. 1, 1991 and a brother, Joe L. Fletcher III on Feb. 25, 1995. Pallbearers will be Paul Sisk, Robert Sisk, Mark Fletcher, Rodney Fletcher, Floyd Horn, Chris Calvery, Darrell Wilson, Allen Brisco, Jere Fletcher, Ken Kirkpatrick and Macaiah Fletcher.

Dorothy Poole
POINT ≠ Dorothy "Dot" Poole of Point died Thursday in Tyler. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Point Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Lonestar Cemetery. She was born in Floyd to Eddie Lee and Nellie Mae Ragsdale Plunkett. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Nellie Mae Taylor of Winnsboro; sons Dennis House of Dallas, Daryl House of Forney and Larry House of Forney; two daughters, Joyce Weldon of Dallas and Sherri Hogue of Diana; a brother, Buddy Plunkett of Perryville; two sisters, Georgia House of Point and Helen Wallace of Winnsboro; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth House and a daughter, Patsy House. Nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Billy Prather
Billy Marshall Prather, 77, of Dallas, formerly of Greenville, died at his residence Thursday. There will be a Masonic graveside service a 2 p.m. today at Tidwell Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Weems officiating. Born in Greenville on Dec. 14, 1922, he was the son of Sterling Wade Prather and Aubrey Williams. On Jan. 23, 1942 he married Ethel Turner in Greenville. He served in the Air Force for four years. Mr. Prather lived in Dallas for the past 54 years. He was a branch manager for Calavo Avocado Grower of California for 23 years and then was owner and operator of Avocado Sales of Dallas for 16 years until his retirement in 1985. He was a Master Mason for 46 years. He is survived by his wife of Dallas; a son and daughter-in-law Phillip Wade and Norine Prather of Dallas; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma Jean and John Cappellin of Waco; granddaughters Domani Caprice Cappellin of Houston and Mindy Noelle Chieffo of Baltimore, Md.; great-grandsons Aaron Kyle Svoma and Anthony John Chieffo of Baltimore, Md.; an uncle Bill Williams of Greenville and several aunts. Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Tx. 75219 or Vitas Hospice, 5001 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1050 Care 401, Dallas, Tx. 75232. Visitation is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Maggie Sale
Maggie Sale, 83, of Greenville died Friday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Nichols and Rev. Jeff Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Bogota Cemetery at 4 p.m. Daughter of Charlie Burrow and Bell Lee, she was born Feb. 8, 1916 in Delta County. She married Rev. Francis Sale on Dec. 24, 1938 in Clarksville. She was raised in Clarksville. Mrs. Sale was a homemaker and a member of Merit United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of Merit; three daughters, Francis Wiler of Garland, Elizabeth Sumrow of Merit and Martha Barnard of Houston; sisters Flora McClanahan, Reba Burrow, Bess Lewis and Jennie Burrow, all of Clarksville; two grandsons; three granddaughters; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

October 15, 1999

Louis Anderson
Louis A. Anderson of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Church of God in Christ with elder Bobby Crosby officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery. The son of Johnnie and Minnie Graham Anderson, he was born Oct. 19, 1937. He married Doris Williams in 1977 in Greenville. He was a member of Shiloh Church of God in Christ. Surviving are two brothers, Robert Anderson of Greenville and Thomas Anderson of Dallas and two sisters, Emma Anderson of Greenville and Louise Younger of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers and three sisters. Pallbearers are Preston Hawkins, Bobby Davis, David Hawkins Jr., Charles Davis, Stevie Smith and Michael Heard. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Scott Bigony
Funeral services for Scott Bigony, 33, of Longview are at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. Kirk Jones officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park. He died Tuesday morning in Rowlett. Born Sept. 26, 1966 in Greenville, he was the son of Ron Bigony and Lelia Tolleson. He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He worked at Circuit City in warehouse and deliveries. He was a Baptist. Surviving are his father and stepmother Ron and Jayne Bigony of Longview; mother and stepfather, Lelia and Ralph Conley of Greenville; daughter, Taylor Bigony of Greenville; grandmother, Virginia Tolleson of Greenville; a sister, Teresa Curry of Royse City and nephew, Tanner Curry of Royse City. Grandparents Joe and Alice Bigony and grandfather Victor Tolleson preceded him in death. Pallbearers are David Boldt, Arnie Duren, Johnny Powell, Mark Singleton, Chris Crouch and Keith Sander "In Spirit."

Willie Brigham
Willie D. Brigham of Greenville died Saturday at a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at noon Saturday at Clark Street Christian Church with Rev. W.D. Hines officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park. Born April 1, 1934 in Greenville, he was the son of Floyd and Viola Hampton Brigham. On Jan. 9, 1960 he married Rosie M. Reynolds in Greenville. Mr. Brigham was retired from E-Systems (Raytheon). He was a member of Clark Street Christian Church. Survivors include three sons, Rev. Howard L. Brigham of Queens, N.Y., Willie D. Brigham Jr. of Greenville and Gaylon Brigham of Dallas; daughters Vickie L. Jones and Netoche Fair of Greenville, Cheri Y. Copper of Cumby and Rita L. Brigham of Dallas; three sisters, Mary Dee Pruitt, Betty J. Brown and Josephine Hendrix, all of Dallas; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers and three sisters. Pallbearers are Thurman Brigham Sr., William Glenn, Larry Joe Jackson, C.W. Johnson, Darryl Johnson, Clemon Lee and Al Weatherall. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel.

Gerald Dewberry
KAUFMAN - Graveside services for Gerald Dewberry, 59, of Kaufman are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Kaufman County with Ronnie Emola officiating. He died Thursday in Kaufman. He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Maben, Miss. He moved to Dallas when he was 14 years old and to Kaufman in 1976. On Sept. 14, 1963 he married Echo Elaine Harp in Dallas. Mr. Dewberry was in the drywall construction business. He was a member of Cottage Heights Baptist Church of Kaufman. Surviving are his wife of Kaufman; his father, Pat Cook, of Irving; a son, Patrick Dewberry of Greenville; daughter Pam Uselton of Kaufman; a sister, Dorothy Skala of Irving; and three grandchildren. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Herschel LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Howard Jones
LADONIA - Howard Bunk Jones of Ladonia died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at the Ladonia Cemetery with Sam Bush officiating. Born in Wade, Okla. on Feb. 23, 1903, he was the son of Henry and Alice Jones. He married Emily Ivy in 1933. Mr. Jones was a retired newspaper carrier and had lived in Ladonia for more than 70 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phillip "Gertie" Wright of Ladonia; grandchildren Larry and Connie Wright, Gary and Debbie Wright, Skip and Debbie Yeager and Kay Wright; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. His wife preceded him in death on May 10, 1987. Delta Funeral Home of Ladonia is in charge of arrangements.

October 14, 1999

Ralph Barnes
Ralph H. Barnes of Greenville died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville, Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Johnson Street Church of Christ with Rick Henslee officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park. The son of Henry M. Barnes and Elizabeth Sylviria Gossett Barnes, he was born May 18, 1917 in Aberfoyle, Hunt County. On Aug. 10, 1941 he married Nancy Lee Riggan in Commerce. Mr. Barnes served in the U.S. Army, 65th Division, in Europe and received the Bronze Star. He was a supervisor with the Bureau of Corrections. He was a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife of Greenville; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Barbara Barnes of Green Valley, Ariz.; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Larry McCullough of Greenville; granddaughter Leah McCullough of Corpus Christi; grandson, Scott McCullough of Greenville and great-grandchild, Lainey McCullough. He was preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter, Elaine McCullough. Pallbearers are R.C. Burgin, Bill Daum, Jim Hodo, Gilbert Voss, Bobby Spradling and John Paul Willaby. Richard Burdick is an honorary pallbearer. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Scott Bigony
Funeral services for Scott Bigony, 33, of Longview are at 2 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. Kirk Jones officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park. He died Tuesday morning in Rowlett. Born Sept. 26, 1966 in Greenville, he was the son of Ron Bigony and Lelia Tolleson. He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He worked at Circuit City in warehouse and deliveries. Mr. Bigony was a Baptist. Surviving are his ex-wife, Elise Earnhart of Greenville; father and stepmother Ron and Jayne Bigony of Longview; mother and stepfather, Lelia and Ralph Conley of Greenville; daughter, Taylor Bigony of Greenville; grandmother , Virginia Tolleson of Greenville; a sister, Teresa Curry of Royse City and nephew, Tanner Curry of Royse City. Grandparents Joe and Alice Bigony and grandfather Victor Tolleson preceded him in death. Pallbearers are David Boldt, Arnie Duren, Johnny Powell, Mark Singleton, Chris Crouch and Keith Sander "In Spirit." Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Juadeen d'Miller
COMMERCE ≠ Juadeen d'Miller, 86, of Commerce died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wesley McCasland officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery, Greenville. The daughter of John W. Damron and Lorene Buie, she was born May 28, 1913 in Quinlan. She graduated from Quinlan High School in 1929. She attended the University of Colorado and received her bachelor degree in education from East Texas State University, Commerce in 1933. On Aug. 20, 1937 she married J.P. "Jake" Miller in Quinlan and moved to Commerce. Mrs. d'Miller taught elementary school and business English in the Dallas Independent School District. She was also employed by B. Altman Company in New York where she sold furs and modeled. Mrs. d'Miller was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Doug Rawlins Sunday School Class, Retired Teachers Association and a charter member of the Afflatus Club. Her husband survives. She was preceded in death by an infant son, James Cecil Miller; a sister Alarine d'Talbert in May 1999; and an uncle. Pallbearers are Mike Rainbolt, Jake Rainbolt, David Moody, Clifton Haddock, Marion Ainsworth, Richard Hill and Bruce Hineman. Honorary pallbearers are James Bradford, Ben Laws Jr., Norman Messick, Linda Chaney, Brenda Walker, Bob Young and Ted Paulk. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Homer Hicks
FORT WORTH ≠ Homer Dana Hicks, 70, of Fort Worth died Tuesday. Funeral services are at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel, 3100 White Settlement, with Rev. Ronald Vallet officiating. Burial is in Laurel Land Memorial Park. He was born Oct. 22, 1928 in Lone Oak to Homer Payne Hicks and Pearl V. Griffin. Mr. Hicks was a retired salesman. He was a member of South Hills Masonic Lodge 1389. Mr. Hicks was an instructor of Masons and received a lifetime membership. He received the Golden Trowel Award. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Nola Hicks of Fort Worth; sons Franks Hicks and wife Betty of Crowley and Howard Hicks of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law Dana and Jimmy Hasting of Spring; a brother, Jack K. Hicks of Lakeland, Fla.; sister Pansy Crow of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Tammy McDaniel, Tim Hicks and wife Christie, Nickole Hasting, Brian F. Hicks and Andrew Hasting; two great-grandchildren, Colton and Connor Hicks and special friend Sonny Tull of Fort Worth. His parents preceded him in death. Pallbearers are Sonny Tull, nephew Tom Crow, nephew Derrell Fox and grandsons Tim Hicks, Brian Hicks and Andrew Hasting. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clarence Long
Clarence "Cal" Long, 75, of Greenville died Tuesday in Medical Center of Plano. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Celeste Cemetery with Father Antonio Diez officiating. Mr. Long was born March 27, 1924, in Dover Foxcroft, Maine. He married Majorie Barnes on Sept. 15, 1961, in the Philippine Islands. Mr. Long was a machinist for Fisher Controls and a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. He was a member of the Princeton VFW and the Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife of Greenville; sons, Gregory Jucha of Atlanta, Ga., Scott Jucha of Los Angeles, Calif., Brett Jucha of McKinney and Barry Jucha of Celeste; daughter, Jan Hamilton of Conroe; brothers, Ralph Long of Florida and David Long of Dover Foxcroft; sister, Rita Long of Dover Foxcroft; grandchildren, Jake Jucha, Bradley Jucha and Shannon Jackson; and great-grandchild, Russell Jackson. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund in Washington.

October 13, 1999

Velma Brandenburg
FARMERSVILLE ≠ Velma Earnestine Brandenburg, 96, of Farmersville died Monday. There is a graveside service at 11 a.m. today at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas with Rev. Ed Cole officiating. She was born Aug. 12, 1903 in Farmersville to Frank and Mary Elizabeth Harris Trimble. She married Francis Brandenburg and was a homemaker. Mrs. Brandenburg was a member of Cockrell Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by daughters Carolyn Hinton of McKinney and Mary Milburn of Benbrook; a sister, Clara Foley of Farmersville; a brother, Joe Trimble of Dallas; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

Maude Graves
WOLFE CITY ≠ Maude Graves, 92, of Wolfe City died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce following a short illness. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Wyndell Presley officiating. Burial is in Van Sickle Cemetery in the Van Sickle Community. The daughter of James Boyce and Ella Wallace Boyce, she was born Sept. 21, 1907 in the Van Sickle Community in Hunt County. On April 12, 1925, she married Drannon Graves. Mrs. Graves retired from Henington Publishing Company. She was a member of West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Weston and Trudy Graves of Greenville; son Sammy Graves of Austin; five daughters and sons-in-law, Maudine and Kenneth Doyle of Fort Worth, Carlyn and Bob Bain of Lewisville, Joann and Don Sprinkle of Greenville, Betty and Doland Tingle of Mesquite and Mary and Milford Mach of Fort Worth; two sisters, Nancy Williams and Cora Cannon, both of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Chalin Graves; daughter, Monette Graves; four brothers; four sisters; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Grandsons are pallbearers.

Bernard Malone
KERRVILLE ≠ Bernard T. "Bernie" Malone, 79, of Fredericksburg died Monday in a Kerrville hospital. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville. He was born Feb. 17, 1920 in Kansas City, Mo. to James and Pauline Amundsen Malone. On April 8, 1950 he married Margaret Handley in Greenville. He served in the United Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Malone was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lubbock. He was a golfer and a member of the Square Dancers, Merry Mixers and Happy Hearts. He is survived by his wife of Fredericksburg; three sons, Tom Malone of San Antonio, Donny Malone of Temple and Pat Malone of Flower Mound and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville is in charge of arrangements.

James Robinson
James C. "Jake" Robinson of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery. Born April 2, 1916 in Greenville, he was the son of Pete and Jenny Yeary Robinson. On Dec. 19, 1958 he married Dorothy Lee Dearing in Greenville. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a training sergeant stationed in California, Florida and Mississippi. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Robinson was Director of Public Services for the City of Greenville from April 1, 1946 to April 12, 1976. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of Greenville; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Jenny Robinson and Alan Johns of Fort Worth and Jerry Lee and Keith Bonham of Rowlett; son and daughter-in-law John and Renee Lee of DeSoto; grandchildren, Collin Wade, Connor Wade, Amy Lee Isuani and husband Marc, Jason Lee and wife Lisa, Julie Johns and Jessica Johns; one great-grandchild, Logan Lee; sister-in-law Elaine Robinson and brother-in-law and wife Neel and Alice Dearing. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Fred, Vernon, Malcolm and Wesley Robinson and a sister, Gladys. Pallbearers aree Collin Wade, Connor Wade, Jason Lee, Marc Isuani, Keith Bonham and John Lee. Visitation is one hour preceding the funeral service.

Forrest Sheely
COMMERCE ≠ Forrest Williams "Bill" Sheely of Commerce died Monday. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. Thursday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bobby Tollison officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery. Born Sept. 17, 1937 in Dallas, he was the son of Forrest L. Sheely and Mary Medina Williams. He was a lifetime resident of Commerce and graduated from Commerce High School in 1956. He was attended Paris Junior College and East Texas State University. He was a member of the ETSU marching band. Mr. Sheely was a former employee of Henington Publishing Company in Wolfe City and American Wood in Commerce. He at one time owned a co-cart track and a slot car racing track in Greenville and a record shop in Commerce. He assisted his parents in the Sheely-Goff Funeral Home in Commerce. Surviving are sister and brother-in-law Sarah and Buddy Jones of Commerce; an aunt and several cousins; one nephew, Forrest Jones of Pearless; a niece, Sheely Jones Taylor of Destin, Fla.; a great-niece, Lexi Taylor and a great-nephew Sean Taylor. His parents preceded him in death. Pallbearers are Daniel McCarty, Joey Adams, Forrest Jones, Scott Chaney, W.D. Graham and Troy Jones. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Billy Woodard
SULPHUR SPRINGS ≠ Billy Ray "Biz" Woodard, 72, of Cumby died Monday at the Sulphur Springs Nursing Home. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Al Davis and Rev. Bobby Keller officiating. Burial is in Brashear Cemetery. Mr. Woodard was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Hopkins County; the son of Willie and Zelma Mann Woodard. He married Joyce Hatley in February, 1968, in Sulphur Springs. He was a World War II veteran and and had worked as an E-Systems security guard for more than 32 years before his retirement. Surviving are his wife of Cumby; daughters, Sandra Winchester of Brashear and Linda Garrettson of Cumby; one brother, L.D. Woodard of Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are James Mitchell, Jack Smith, Gene George, Olin Gillian, Bill McGinness and Grandy Latimeer. Honorary pallbearers are E-Systems security guards. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

October 12, 1999

Anne Baldridge
Anne F. Baldridge, 72, of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baldridge and Rev. Stephen Hammond officiating. Burial is in Etter Lake Cemetery. The daughter of John Claud Bowers and Eva Jane Combs Bowers, she was born March 2, 1927 in Greenville. Mrs. Baldridge was a Baptist. She is survived by sons, John Baldridge of Tyler, James Baldridge of Fort Worth and Junior Baldridge of Greenville; daughters, Carolyn Ray of Ore City, Dianne Noble of Big Spring, Donna Baldridge of Arlington, Cheri Penny of Caddo Mills, Delores Hammond of Arlington, Dorothy Mannefeld of Plano and Denise Benson of Greenville; three brothers, Mack Bowers, Lawrence Bowers and David Bowers; two sisters, Ellen Crisp and Maggie Massey; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are grandsons Kenneth Noble, John Baldridge Jr., James Baldridge, Kevin Hammond, Robert Baldridge, Michael Hammond, Stephen Hammond and Matthew Baldridge.

James Duncan
LUBBOCK ≠ Funeral services for James Larry Duncan of Lubbock, formerly of Greenville, are today at Rest Haven in Lubbock. Burial is in Rest Haven. He died Sunday. Born in 1933 in Greenville, he was the son of S.R. Duncan and Bonnie Lowe Duncan. He attended Greenville High School until his family moved to Lubbock. Mr. Duncan owned and operated a commercial concrete company. Surviving are his wife, Tommie Sue Wilson Duncan of Lubbock; two children, Steven Duncan and Angie Hester of Lubbock; his mother of Lubbock and a sister, Doris Stalcup of Lubbock. He was the nephew of Beulah Reynolds, Thelma Erwin and Bill Duncan, all of Greenville.

Maude Graves
WOLFE CITY ≠ Maude Graves, 92, of Wolfe City died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce following a short illness. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Wyndell Presley officiating. Burial is in Van Sickle Cemetery in the Van Sickle Community. The daughter of James Boyce and Ella Wallace Boyce, she was born Sept. 21, 1907 in the Van Sickle Community, Hunt County. On April 12, 1925 she married Drannon Graves. Mrs. Graves retired from Henington Publishing Company. She was a member of West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City. Surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Maudine and Kenneth Doyle of Fort Worth, Carlyn and Bob Bain of Lewisville, Joann and Don Sprinkle of Greenville, Betty and Doland Tingle of Mesquite and Mary and Milford Mach of Fort Worth; two sisters, Nancy Williams and Cora Cannon, both of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Chalin Graves; daughter, Monette Graves; four brothers; four sisters; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Grandsons are pallbearers. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rubye McDonald
COMMERCE ≠ Rubye M. McDonald, 71, of Commerce died Saturday at Smith Nursing Home in Wolfe City. There is a graveside service today at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery in Klondike with Rev. Danny Davis officiating. She was born June 25, 1928 in Como, Hopkins County, to C. Wesley Weatherbee and Pearley Grimmett Weatherbee. She married Leon McDonald on Dec. 12,1969 in Dallas. Mrs. McDonald was the manager of an apartment complex in Commerce. She was a Congregational Methodist. Surviving are nieces Rhynda "Kay" Peterson and husband Dan of Kansas City, Mo., Mary Stribling and husband Tom of Austin and Sandy Strole and husband Owen of Toledo, Ohio; nephews Ron Brewer of Sacramento, Calif., Bryan Brewer of Southern California, Jimmy Weatherbee of Toledo, Ohio, Wayne Weatherbee and wife Phyllis of Toledo, Ohio and Michael Weatherbee and wife Linda of Bowling Green, Ohio; several grandnieces and nephews and special friend, Sam Henin of Commerce. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1990. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Mack
QUINLAN ≠ Mary Ann Mack, 79, of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Simmons Cemetery in Cash. She was the daughter of Turner and Maggie Sexton Barrington, born Dec. 7, 1919 in Mindon, La. Mrs. Mack was a housewife. She is survived by a son, Don Mack of Greenville; a sister, Lois Underwood of Greenville; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.C. Mack, in 1976; two sons, Douglas Mack in 1986 and Jerry Mack in 1999 and a sister, Pauline Coker in 1998. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.

Billy Parker
Billy D. Parker, 78, of Greenville died Sunday at Greencrest Manor Nursing Home. There is a memorial service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with pastor W.M. Clayton McCord officiating. The son of Will Parker and Anna Hansen Parker, he was born Oct. 30, 1920 in Dallas. On Sept. 8, 1977 he married Pat Vaughan in Dallas. Mr. Parker was a lieutenant MSMC veteran serving during World War II and was active in the Reserves until 1956 when he was discharged as a captain. Mr. Parker was president and CEO of Bosco Fastening and Service Center. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and was a Rotarian for 35 years. Surviving are his wife of Greenville; a son and daughter-in-law, Seth and Ellen Parker of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters and sons-in-law Cynthia and Bruce Darling of Tustin, Calif. and Karen and Stan Sikorski of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters Dona Vahrenkamp of Arkansas and Pauline Walton and Anna Marie Sherrin of Dallas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Helen Sorensen and Doris Sorensen. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Association. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 11, 1999

Cathy Fields
CENTER ≠ Cathy Jeanean Fields, 38, of Dunnigan, died Saturday at St. Lukes Hospital in Houston. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Calvin Hancock and Billy Windham officiating. Burial is at East Hamilton Cemetery. Mrs. Fields was a longtime resident of Shelby County. She was employed at the office of Dr. Stephen Sayers in Center. Surviving are husband Gene Fields of Dunnigan; son, Alpha Fields of Center; daughters, Whitney Denney and Hannah Fields, both of Dunnigan; parents, Edward and Jeamn Risinger of Dunnigan; grandmother, Ercy Risingedr of Dunnigan; brother, Keith Risinger of Mauriceville; and sister, Cindy McGuire of Carthage. Pallbearers are are Tom Swearingen, B. A. Sanford, Travis Risinger, Lamar Norton, Lamar Smith and Robert Risinger. Memorials may be made to the Cathy Fields Memorial Scholarship Fund, Shelbyville High School, Route 2, Box 306, Shelbyville 75935.

October 10, 1999

Rudy Cook
QUINLAN ≠ Rudy Garland Cook of Grapevine has died in Kansas. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Cana Cemetery with Ronnie King officiating. Born in Paris, he was the son of Sherman A. and Ollie G. Winfrey Cook. Mr. Cook served in the U.S. Marines. He was employed by Security Assurance System. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Francis Cook of Fort Worth, sister Carron Hare of Grapevine, nieces Tiffany Bradberry and Kim Vanderveen, and five grandnieces. Quinlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alfred Gentry
SHERMAN ≠ Graveside services for Alfred Gentry, 61, of Sherman will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blue Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Johnnie Jones officiating.. He died Saturday in Sherman. Mr. Gentry was born in Trenton to Alfred and Annie Abston Gentry Sr. on April 22, 1938. He was a Baptist and employed as a machinist. Survivors include sons Mike Gentry and Rodney Gentry, both of Houston; mother of Sherman; sister Barbara Pruett of Antlers, Okla.; and one grandchild. Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

Van Linkswiler
Van Edward Linkswiler, 56, of Greenville died Friday at DFW Hospital in Grand Prairie. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Eastmount Cemetery with Rev. Vernell Nelson officiating. He was born June 11, 1943, to Samuel Walker Linkswiler and Clara Tarwater in Savanaha, Okla. A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Linkswiler worked in hospital maintenance. Survivors include sons Jeffrey Linkswiler of Norman, Okla., and Vance Linkswiler of Dallas; daughters Michelle Linkswiler of Greenville and Christi Linkswiler of Quinlan; brother Ray Linkswiler of Okla.; sister Barbara Syle of Powderly; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be at Peters Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Ardis Phillips
La GRANGE ≠ Greenville native Ardis Phillips of La Grange died Saturday at her home at the age of 93. Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the La Grange Methodist Church with burial in Greenville at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Phillips was born on July 25, 1906, to James A. and Katherine Ardis Phillips. After receiving her degrees from the University of Texas, she taught journalism at the University of Houston. She spent much time doing volunteer work and was a member of the Methodist Church, the Honorary Society of Journalism, the Garden Club and Friday Club. Surviving are a sister, Katherine Dobbs Stough of La Grange, a neice, Katherine Dobbs Pearce of Kerrville, a great nephew and a great niece. She was preceded in death by a sister. Koenig Peel and Strickland Funeral Home of La Grange is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey Scott
LEONARD ≠ Audrey Scott, 78, of Pike died Saturday at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pike Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Bates and Rev. J.D. Horton Officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery. The daughter of Edgar Kent and Althea Box Kent, Mrs. Scott was born in Achille, Okla., on September 17, 1921. She married Willie Mack "Cush" Scott on June 30, 1951, in Durant, Okla. She was a housewife and member of the Pike Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter Joyce Scott of Blue Ridge, son Alfred Scott of Leonard, brother Benton Kent of Blue Ridge and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in August of 1979. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home in Leonard.

October 9, 1999

Eula Bowen
EMORY ≠ Eula Mae Bowen, 91, of Emory died Thursday at ETMC in Quitman. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Smyrna Cemetery with Rev. Montie Parker officiating. Daughter of Noble Sinner and Dolly Gillum, she was born Sept. 1, 1908 in Tarrant County. She and Jim B. Bowen were married in Emory in 1956. Mrs. Bowen was a homemaker. She was a member of Assembly of God. She is survived by grandson Nobel Birket of Glen Burnie, Md. and one great-grandchild. Her husband preceded her in death in 1982. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rudy Cook
QUINLAN ≠ Rudy Garland Cook of Grapevine has died in Kansas. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cana Cemetery with Ronnie King officiating. Born in Paris, he was the son of Sherman A. and Ollie G. Winfrey Cook. Mr. Cook served in the U.S. Marines. He was employed by Security Assurance System. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Francis Cook of Fort Worth and a sister, Carron Hare of Grapevine. Quinlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mozelle Danvers
Mozelle Steen Danvers, 87, of Dallas, died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. There is a graveside service at 11 a.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery with Rev. Marilyn Dickson officiating. Daughter of Frank Steen and Stella Dingler Steen, she was born March 23, 1912 in Campbell. On April 10, 1955 she married Hollis F. Danvers in Greenville. Mrs. Danvers was a retired administrative assistant to the chairman of the State Board of Insurance. She was a member of Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dallas. Survivors include sister-in-law Josephine Steen of Dallas; nieces and husbands Judy Steen and Bob Christopher of Dallas, Cheri Steen and Pat Neil of Dallas and Joel Steen and Tommy Reynolds of Dallas; stepson and wife Hollis B. and Kirsten Danvers of New Braunfels; cousin and wife Rush and Winnie Steen of Greenville; four great-nephews; three great-nieces and one great-great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1972 and brothers Harlan Steen in 1918, Frank G. "Hip" Steen in 1984 and J.C. "Babe" Steen in 1993. Pallbearers will be nephews Bob Christopher, Pat Neil, Tommy Reynolds and great-nephews Clay Christopher, Alan Christopher, David Christopher and John Christopher. Memorials may be made to Northway Christian Church, 7202 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, Tx. 75225 or Juliette Fowler Homes, 100 South Fulton, Dallas, Tx. 75214. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to time of service at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Julia Foti
Julia Tomecek Foti of Masontown, Penn. died Thursday. Funeral arrangements are pending with John S. MayRuth Funeral Home in Masontown. She was born March 12, 1924. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Joseph and Judy Foti of Michigan, William and Carol Foti of Pennsylvania, Raymond and Hatsuko Foti of North Carolina and Charles and Carmen Foti of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law Donna and Robert Pfeil of Maryland; one sister; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Foti, in 1989; parents and one brother.

W.T. Goad
W.T. Goad, 90, of Greenville died Thursday at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Central Christian Church with Dr. David Darnell and Dr. Raymond Anderson Boulter Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Son of William Thomas Goad Sr. and Zona Frances Smith, he was born Aug. 25, 1909 in Myrtle Springs. He married Helen Kathleen Boggess on May 8, 1931 in Hugo, Okla. He was the retired owner of Goad's Garage. Mr. Goad was a member of Central Christian Church and Greenville I.O.O.F. Lodge. He is survived by daughters Helen Mary Sorrells of Ardmore, Okla. and Martha Howard of Allen; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 12, 1993; two brothers; four sisters and three half sisters. Pallbearers will be Greg Gibbs, Ed Patterson, Matthew Patterson, Drew Patterson, D.A. Steele and James Woodruff. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Roy, Raymond Stevens, Tommy Jackson and Buster White. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Clint Howell
Funeral services for Clint B. Howell, 81, of Kilgore will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Radar Funeral Home, Kilgore. He died Thursday morning following a lengthy illness. Mr. Howell is survived by his wife, Jewell Howell; sons Ray C. Howell of Greenville and Clint G. Howell of Kilgore; daughter Wanda Sayler of Kilgore and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandchildren living in Greenville are Amanda Howell, Scott Howell and Brandon Howell and great-grandchildren are Brooke Howell and Devlin Howell.

Curtis Tapp
Curtis Tapp, 84, of Greenville, died Friday at Park Haven Nursing Center. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery with Rev. William McNatt officiating. Son of Matt Tapp and Mary Jane "Molly" Hogan Tapp, he was born Oct. 30, 1914 in Hunt County. In May 1946 he married Ida Lee McClain in Greenville. He graduated from Wolfe City High School. Mr. Tapp was an employee of the Civil Service serving at Pearl Harbor. He was parts manager for East Texas Distributors. He attended Grace Presbyterian Church. Surviving are brothers Hollis Tapp of Greenville and Glen Tapp of Cash; brother-in-law Jimmy McClain of Greenville; sister-in-law Dorothy Foote of Greenville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 28, 1997; four brothers and three sisters. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Chester Thomas
Rev. Chester Thomas of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Bethel AME Church with Joe Yates officiating. Burial will be in East Mount Cemetery. He was born June 2, 1919 in Hempstead, Ark. to Nell and Lillie Hamilton Thomas. He married Lucy Pondexter on Aug. 24, 1957 in Greenville. Rev. Thomas was pastor of New Light House of Prayer. Survivors include his wife of Greenville; six sons, George Nelson, James Nelson and Sylvester Thomas of Greenville, Robert Nelson and Charles Thomas of Texarkana, Ark. and Oscar Cartwright of Dallas; five daughters, Irene Lane of Dallas and Wanda Jeffery, Lillie Sanders, Vera Powell and Jackie Henry, all of Greenville; a brother, Elijah Thomas of Greenville; 65 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death. Pallbearers will be John Garrett, Kenneth Hines, Phillip Brown, Daniel Keeling, Solomon Pierce, James Morton Jr., James Gipson and Eugene McFadden. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George Welch
ROYSE CITY ≠ Funeral services for George Arnold Welch Sr., 79, of Quinlan will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Royse City with George McCain, pastor, and Earl Watson, pastor, officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in the Livelyville Cemetery near Palestine. He was born in Luling on Sept. 26, 1920. Mr. Welch received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star while serving in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the 36th Division during World War II. He was a diesel mechanic and attended the First Baptist Church of Royse City. Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Welch, of Quinlan; daughters Linda Kay Officer, Marian Jean Hill and Jonell Peck, all of Luling; brother John Welch of Tyler and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A son, George Welch Jr., preceded him in death in 1998. Visitation will be come-and-go from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Royse City Chapel, 141 West Main.

Robbie Williams
DALLAS ≠ Robbie Lee Williams died Thursday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Wildwood Chapel of Restland Funeral Home with Rev. Irv Roorda officiating. Born in Leonard on Sept. 1, 1910, she was the daughter of Nora and Robert Lee Rigney. She attended Burleson College in Greenville. Mrs. Williams was a member of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas for 40 years. Survivors include son James Rigney of Dallas; daughter Kay Bichler of Dallas and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Walter B. "Dub" Williams in 1983 and a son, Ronald B. Williams in 1996. Pallbearers will be nephews William Creel, Louis Guy Creel, Robert McDaniel, Robert Rigney, great-nephew Jack Rigney McDaniel and grandson Brandon Bichler. Honorary pallbearer will be niece Martha Roark. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1759 "R" Street N.W., Washington, D.C., 20009 or to a charity of choice.

October 8, 1999

Dorothy Burnett
Dorothy Cleo Burnett, 78, of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Woodson officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery. The daughter of Imogene Chisolm and Gardy Neale, she was born Aug. 14, 1921 in Greenville. She married William Burnett in Greenville in September 1945. Mrs. Burnett was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and Ruth Circle Missionary Society. Surviving are two sons, Dennis Burnett of Inglewood, Calif. and Billy Burnett of Tyler; six daughters, Ava Matthews, Sherry Ward and Quintina Jones of Greenville and Estella Parks, Jennifer Hall and Gloria Parker of Dallas; a sister, Billie Joe Neal of Los Angeles, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son, Vicky Burnett and a brother, Eugene Tabb. Pallbearers are Robert L. Jackson, Frankie Tennison, Thurman Brigham, R.V. Price, Quincy Anderson and Henry Finch. Honorary pallbearers are James Ward, Larry Matthews Sr., Kalan Burnett, Mark Parks, Byron Smith, T.C. Carpenter and Larry Matthews. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 6, 1999

Naomi Canon
BAYTOWN ≠ Naomi Elledge Hodges Canon, 82, died Sept. 9 at a nursing home in Baytown. Funeral services were Sept. 12 at Earthman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Edwards officiating. Burial was in San Jacinto Memorial Park in Houston. Born May 15, 1917 in Hunt County, she was the daughter of Ernest Elledge and May Finley Elledge. She grew up in the Sunset community. On Feb. 26, 1938 she married Robert Hodges of Quinlan in Lubbock and they moved to Greenville within a year. He preceded her in death in 1942. In 1946 she married Mr. Canon; they moved to the Houston area. Mrs. Canon lived in Highlands and the surrounding area for 50 years. She retired from Oline/Mobile Corp. after 30 years of service. Surviving are sons Doyle Hodges of Orlando, Fla. and Don Hodges of Houston; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands and two sisters, Lucille Cozart and Ernestine Long. Pallbearers were Richard Cannon, Wayne and Dustin Hodges, Arthur Eld, Joseph Clements and Ken Doty.

Larry Childers
LONE OAK ≠ Larry Childers, 53, died Monday morning at his mother's home in East Tawakoni. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Bartley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Hooker Cemetery. The son of Cecil and Lorene Marney Childers, he was born Feb. 4, 1946 in Greenville. He was an electrician and attended the Assembly of God Church. He lived in Hunt and Rains Counties all his life. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Lorene and Ed Burns of East Tawakoni; five sons, Jimmie Childers of Dallas, Leroy Childers of Crandall, Fletch Childers, Jessie Childers and Calab Childers, all of Point; a daughter, Chelsey Childers of Point and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Leroy Childers and Don Childers. Pallbearers are Danny Chatham, Jerrell Chatham, Charles Childers, Wendel Hodge, Shane Childers and Fletch Childers.

A.L. Hays
POINT ≠ A.L. Hays, 79, of Wylie, died Sunday at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today at Point Funeral Home with A.L. Draper officiating. Burial is in Lynch Cemetery. The son of Patrick and Nora Parish Hays, he was born April 29, 1920 in Aspermont. Mr. Hays was a building contractor. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Hays of Powell, Wyo. and Jeannette Fagg of Murphy; a sister, Edna Boyd of Greenville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Hays, on Sept. 19, 1999; three sisters, Deeb, Aline and Maggie Ross and three brothers, Tom Hays, Wilson Hays and Bubba Ross.

Howard Kelley
FARMERSVILLE≠ Howard E. Kelley, 79, of Farmersville, died Monday. There is a graveside service at 1 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Princeton with Rev. John Connor officiating. Born in Ballground, Ga. on Aug. 26, 1920, he was the son of Sterling and Alice Howard Kelley. He and his wife Sue were married in Georgia on June 6, 1970. Mr. Kelley served in the U.S. Navy. He worked in construction. Surviving are his wife of Farmersville; daughters, Nila Cartmill of Farmersville, Dianne Kelley of California and Sandra Wood of Georgia; foster son Randy Hendricks of Georgia; a sister, Jewel Merett of Georgia; three brothers, Frank Kelley, Robert Kelley and Carter Roper, all of Georgia; and six grandchildren. Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Morris
Ruth Louverne Morris, 87, of Campbell died Sunday in Baytown. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cary Kinnaird officiating. Burial is at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell. Mrs. Morris was born June 24, 1912, in Double Springs, Ala.; the daughter of Joel and Rosa Sims Sutherland. She was married to Melton Morris on May 29, 1932, in Alabama. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Campbell. Surviving are her sons, Joe Morris of Huntsville, John Morris of Florida and Melton Morris of Texas; daughters, Kathryn Gable of Campbell and Rose Cason of Dayton; brother, Walter Sims of Alabama; sisters, Jessie Peters and Rose Sims, both of Alabama; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Paul Sutherland and Will Sutherland; and three grandsons.

Helen Mzhickteno
Helen Louise Peck Mzhickteno, 78, of Quinlan died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. A memorial service is scheduled for a later date. Mrs. Mzhickteno was born Jan. 31, 1921, in Emporia, Kans.; the daughter of Fred E. and Frances Julia Parker. She was married May 15, 1999 in Quinlan to Leroy Mzhickteno. She was a Catholic. Surviving are her husband of Quinlan; sons, Fred Peck of Cornith and Robert Peck of Lanoka Harbor, N.J.; daughters, Vicki Rindom of Fort Worth, Patti Taylor of Quinlan and Mary Bricker of Canton, Ga.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Victor Peck, in 1982; two sisters and one brother. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.;

William Watson
CADDO MILLS ≠ William Bill Watson, 73, of Quinlan died Saturday. There is a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Caddo Mills with Rev. Billy Norris and William Bill Watson Jr. officiating. The son of Claude William Watson and Mary Pauline Stevens Watson, he was born June 6, 1926 in Quinlan. He married Hattie Fay Hughlett. Mr. Watson was a nurse at Terrell State Hospital. Surviving are sons William Bill Watson Jr. and Sammy Don Watson, both of Dallas; daughters Paulette Hershner of Dallas and Dena Bonner of Eustace; two brothers, Thad Watson of Hot Springs, Ark. and Merle Watson of Caddo Mills; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers. James M. Rentfrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 5, 1999

Fred Beasley
CUMBY ≠ Funeral services for Fred L. Beasley, 81, of Cumby are at 3 p.m. today in the Cumby United Methodist Church with Rev. William Harmon and Rev. Jacqueline Harmon officiating. Burial is in Cumby Cemetery. Mr. Beasley died Sunday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. He was born April 26, 1918 in Cumby to Henry Lee and Ibrah Easley Beasley. On Feb. 18, 1950 he married Dorothy Lee Rayburn in Greenville. Mr. Beasley was a retired electrician with ESCO Corporation. He served in the U.S. Army during World War. He was a Methodist and a member of the VFW. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Brenda Walls of Cumby, Betty Agee of Greenville, Linda Collins of Greenville and Pamela Fouse of Sulphur Springs; four brothers, James Beasley of Campbell, Morris Beasley of Greenville, Bill Beasley of Emory and Duane Beasley of Flint; two sisters, Katherine Formby of Cumby and Ozell Ensley of Cumby and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister. Pallbearers are Eddie Rayburn, Jack Bornheim, David Hayworth, Ronnie Smith, Steven Smith, Mark Ensley and Danny Beasley. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Cumby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Luanne Branch
COMMERCE≠ Luanne Branch, 61, of Klondike died Monday in Paris. There is a graveside service today at 2 p.m. at Rosemound Cemetery. She was born Sept. 26, 1938 in Commerce to Al Davis and Louise Wise. On Feb. 23, 1960 she married Billy Branch in Commerce. Mrs. Branch was a longtime resident of the Commerce and Klondike area and graduated from Commerce High School. Mrs. Branch attended East Texas State University. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Commerce. She is survived by her husband of Klondike; a daughter, Lorraine Robinson of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Danny Davis of Phoenix, Ariz. and an aunt, Harriett Lake of Commerce. She was preceded in death by her father and a daughter, Karen Branch in 1983. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home.

Otis Fisher
Otis Fisher, 80, of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McWright Cemetery with Rev. Joel Arnold and Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating. Son of Adam Fisher and Fannie Vivian Loven Fisher, he was born Jan. 30, 1919 in DeKalb. He married Alma Lucille Bellotte in 1939 in Bowie County. Mr. Fisher was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a retired truck driver and mechanic for the City of Dallas. He was a member of Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 1209 in Dallas. Surviving are two sons, Jimmie Crew Fisher and Roger Earl Fisher, both of Greenville; a brother, Elzy Giffis of Odessa; two sisters, Opal Greenslade of Mesquite and Marie McMillon of Lamesa and grandchildren Jamie Tweden of Washington and Jennifer Bradford of Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife. Members of Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home .

A.L. Hays
POINT ≠ A.L. Hays, 79, of Wylie, died Sunday at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Wednesday with A.L. Draper officiating. Burial is in Lynch Cemetery. The son of Patrick and Nora Parish Hays, he was born April 29, 1920 in Aspermont. Mr. Hays was a building contractor. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Hays of Powell, Wyo. and Jeannette Fagg of Murphy; a sister, Edna Boyd of Greenville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Hays, on Sept. 19, 1999; three sisters, Deeb, Aline and Maggie Ross and three brothers, Tom Hays, Wilson Hays and Bubba Ross. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Point Funeral Home.

Voynceal Turner
Voynceal Turner died Friday in Paris. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce with Rev. Harold Pannell officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park. She was born in Pittsburg on July 2, 1939 to Charlie and Naoma Armstrong. She was a member of Pentecostal of Lord Jesus Christ in Commerce. Surviving are her mother; sons Kenneth E. Turner of Dallas, Tyrone Turner of Paris, Kail Turner of Commerce and Brock Turner of Tyler; daughters Bonnie Armstrong of Wolfe City, Marshall Armstrong of Plano; Joe Armstrong of Florida and Charlie Thomas of Wolfe City; a sister, Naioma Mott of Rockport; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Friends of the family are pallbearers. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Wright
QUINLAN ≠ Willie Ray Wright, 74, of Quinlan died Sunday in Terrell. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Ronnie King officiating. The son of James and Rosa Ward Wright, he was born in Kemp on July 4, 1925. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Wright was employed by Allstate Insurance. Surviving are his wife, Billie Ruth Wright of Quinlan; a son, Johnny Ray Weedn of West Tawakoni; two sisters, Cristine Knowles of Reno, Nev. and Faye Snodgrass of Garland; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 4, 1999

Elmer Jones
FARMERSVILLE ≠ Elmer F. "Red" Jones, 78, died Sunday in McKinney. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bart Barber officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Mr. Jones was born July 15, 1921, in Italy, Texas; the son of Clude and Betty Rogers Jones. He married Marchille Jones on August 16, 1974, in Gainesville. Mr. Jones was an engineer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist. Surviving are his wife of Farmersville; daughters, Jay Haid of Forestburg and Marcia Dickerson of Merit; son, Edwin Jones of Littleton, Colo.; stepdaughter, Gloria Heflin of Gresham, Ore.; stepson, Dr. Barry Toombs of Houston; sisters, Jerry Reynolds of Port Arthur and Jean Harris of Italy; brother, C.M. Jones of Austin; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jessica, in 1973. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

Mable Trolinder
COMMERCE ≠ Clyde Mable Trolinder, 95, of Dallas died Saturday in Dallas. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Cemetery with Rev. Riley Hamilton officiating. Mrs. Trolinder was born Oct. 20, 1903, in Hunt County; the daughter of Peter and Cordelia Harlow St. Clair. She was a longtime resident of Greenville before moving to Dallas seven years ago. Mrs. Trolinder received her teaching certificate from East Texas Normal College ands taught school for 52 years. She taught six years in Texas and later joined the Indian service in 1928. She taught on reservagions in Arizona for 27 years. She retired from the reservation and moved to California and later taught in Nevada for four years before returning to Greenville 1974. Mrs. Trolinder was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Highland Terrace Baptist Church of Greenville. Surviving are a niece, Glee Varner of Bella Vista, Ark., and two nephews, Virgil St. Clair of Dallas and Morris St. Clair of Sulphur Springs. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian St. Clair and Maud Henderson, and one brother, Walter St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the Highland Terrace Baptist Church or Stewart Cemetery of Campbell. Pemberton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements and memorials.

Bill Webb
POINT ≠ Bill Webb, 70, of Lone Oak died September 29. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hooker Ridge Cemetery with Ronnie King officiating. Mr. Webb was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Dallas; the son of Allen Robert and Ruth Steel Webb. He worked at Texas Instruments and was a U.S. Navy veteran; having served in World War II. Surviving are sons, Bill Webb Jr. of Emory and Kenneth Webb of East Tawakoni; daughter, Karen Webb of Garland; sister, Betty Porter of Lake Livingston and one grandchild. Point Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 2, 1999

Martha Loder
COOPER ≠ Martha Jo Loder of Cooper died Thursday in Denton Regional Hospital. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with James Weir officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville. Born in Sulphur Springs on Aug. 18, 1927, she was the daughter of Marvin Jackson Reiger and Grace Baker Reiger. She had lived in Cooper since 1982 and was Delta County District Clerk. Mrs. Loder was married to Robert C. Holder for 30 years. She later married Ron Loder. Surviving are sons Robert C. Holder Jr. of Daingerfield, Marvin Jackson Holder of Greenville and Stephan Joe Holder of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Kathryn Grace Fay of Argyle; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Loder preceded her in death in 1982. Delta Funeral Home of Cooper is in charge of arrangements.

Mary McCloud
LEONARD ≠ A funeral service for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McCloud, 92, of Farmersville, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard with Rev. Wally Williams officiating. Burial will be in Merit Cemetery. She died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Childress, she was born Nov. 28, 1906. On Nov. 30, 1924 she married Jesse Erwin McCloud in Greenville. Mrs. McCloud is survived by four granddaughters, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death on May 25, 1992. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Irene Murray
Irene "Bowee" Murray of Greenville died Sept. 24 in a Rowlett hospital. There is a funeral service at 1 p.m. today at Clark Street Christian Church with Rev. Charles Faulkner officiating. Burial is in Peniel Cemetery. The daughter of Edgar and Mary Reynold Robinson, she was born in Greenville on Sept. 8, 1915. She was married to Henry Murray in Hunt County. Mrs. Murray was a homemaker and a member of Clark Street Christian Church. Surviving are two sons, Richard Murray of Greenville and Harl Murray of Pasadena, Calif.; two daughters, Jo Ann Carter of Greenville and Dorothy Lee of Rowlett; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, a grandson and 11 sisters and brothers. Pallbearers are Ollie Frank Stevenson, Eddie Davis, James Gipson, Robert Miles Sr., William Smith and John Beecham. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 1, 1999

Guy Morgan
QUINLAN ≠ Guy "JR" Morgan, 76, of DeSoto died Wednesday in Longview. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Mr. Morgan was born in Cover Bend, Ark. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned and operated Morgan Courier Service. Mr. Morgan is survived by a son, Stephen Morgan of Iowa Park. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Morgan, and a brother. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Irene Murray
Irene "Bowee" Murray of Greenville died Sept. 24 in a Rowlett hospital. There is a funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark Street with Rev. Charles Faulkner officiating. Burial is in Peniel Cemetery. The daughter of Edgar and Mary Reynold Robinson, she was born in Greenville on Sept. 8, 1915. She was married to Henry Murray in Hunt County. Mrs. Murray was a homemaker and a member of Clark Street Christian Church. Surviving are two sons, Richard Murray of Greenville and Harl Murray of Pasadena, Calif.; two daughters, Jo Ann Carter of Greenville and Dorothy Lee of Rowlett; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, a grandson and 11 sisters and brothers. Pallbearers are Ollie Frank Stevenson, Eddie Davis, James Gipson, Robert Miles Sr., William Smith and John Beecham. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel.


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