Clover, Samuel K.
Mr. Samuel Knowlton Clover died Saturday, December 7, 2002 in Winnsboro at the age of 77. He was born August 14, 1925 in Jewell, Kansas to the late Samuel Collins and Lavina Caroline Knowlton Clover. Mr. Clover was a retired Businessman, a member of Greenwood Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the IwoJima Survivors Association of Texas, the American Legion, and always attended the VPB-19 Reunion. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard L. Clover.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dovie Bernice Skinner of Saltillo; sons, Richard Collins Clover of Sulphur Springs and Samuel James Clover of Anaheim, CA; daughter, Cheryl Lynn Hobson of Sulphur Springs; brother, Clarence Elmer Clover of Waterloo, Nebraska; sisters, Barbara Mae Ulrich of Tacoma, Washington and Joan Caroline Sullivan of Semivalley, California; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services are set for 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 11, 2002, in the Beaty Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Michael Robbins officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hopkins County, Texas
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of the Heart Association.
Mrs. Mary Evelyn Diamond died Wednesday in Dallas at the age of 76. She was born on June 3, 1926 to the late Charley Cleo and Frances Gertrude Pruitt Langham. Mrs. Diamond was a southern baptist and a housewife. Survivors include her husband, J.D. Diamond of Winnsboro; son, Larry G. Diamond of Santa Paula, CA; daughters, Lena Frances Hostetter of Medera, CA and Marcie Gail Diamond of Santa Paula, CA; sister, Geneva McLain of Winnsboro; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Mrs. Wanda Joyce Clifton died Wednesday in Longview at the age of 63. She was born on September 12, 1939 to the late Tillman L. and Lonnie E. Alexander Kizer. Mrs. Clifton worked as a nurses aid and was a baptist. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelia Joyce Dixon. Survivors include her son, Steven A. Clifton of Winnsboro; brothers, Robert Kizer of Hughes Springs and David Kizer of Gilmer; sister, Linda Hennen of Hallsville and five grandchildren.
Mary Pauline Towne, known as "Polly" by friends and family, passed away quietly January 3, 2003 in Whispering Pines Care Center, Winnsboro, where she had been a resident for two years.
Polly was born December 20 1921 in Franklin County and graduated from Winnsboro High School in 1938. She pursued a business career at Texas Woman's University in Denton before moving to Dallas where she lived before retiring to Winnboro in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frederick T. Towne and by two step sons, Frederick Towne, Jr. and Eugene Towne.
Survivors include Joan Towne Fritsche, Dian Towne Pendarvis and Richard Towne; brother C.T. Friday and wife; brother-in-law, Ted Mackey; nephews, Harry and Mark Lehr, and David Friday and a niece Polly Ann Friday.
Memorial services will be Monday, January 13, 2003 at the Beaty Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Suche Officiating.
Mrs. Valree Pauline Spikes died in Emory at the age of 44. She was born on July 2, 1958 to Bobby Bert McAdams, Sr. and Peggy Nan Storres McAdams. Mrs. Spikes was a baptist and worked for Dal-Tile before attaining her LVN licence. Survivors include her parents, Bobby Bert McAdams, Sr. and Peggy Nan McAdams of Emory; daughters, Tina Hart and Sharon Hart both of Athens; brother, Bobby Bert McAdams, Jr. of Dallas; sisters, Dorisjean Johnson of Port St. Lucy, FL., Reta Rutledge of McKinney and Carrie Diane Spikes of Emory.
Phillips, Monita "Sissy"
Mrs. Montia May "Sissy" Phillips passed away Saturday in Tyler at the age of 38. She was born in Terrell, Texas to Robert Wayne and Dorothy Eubanks Phillips. She married Steven Paro October 16, 1991. She was a housewife and a member of the Perryville Baptist Church. Survivors are, husband, Steve Paro of Perryville; mother and father, Robert Wayne and Dorothy Eubanks Phillips of Perryville; sons, Ryan Scott Phillips of Perryville, James Dylan Paro of Perryville; brothers, Kenneth Dwayne Phillips of Carthage, Jason Waid Phillips; sisters, Marie Ann Carlson of Perryville, D'Lena Shaw Overstreet of Perryville; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Charles Kenneth Young died Tuesday in Mineola at the age of 81. He was born on August 26, 1921 to Charles Young and Royce Ann Wyatt Young. Mr. Young worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and served in the U.S. Airforce. Survivors include wife Royce Ann Young of Hawkins; son, Cecil Young; daughters, Gloria Scott of El Deorado, KS and Soundra Conner of Springfield, Oregon; brother, Harold Young of Augusta, KS; grandchildren, Shawn Boyer, Johnny Scott and Tonya Conner; great grandchildren, Ashley Boyer and James Boyer.
Mr. Clovis Dalton Smith, Jr. died Wednesday in Tyler at the age of 73. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Clovis Dalton Smith, Sr. and Mary Jane Powell. Mr. Smith married the former Betty Lou Wilson on March 9, 1957. He worked as a plant production manager for Frito-Lay in Dallas, served in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Shady Oaks Baptist Church in Hurst, Texas. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Betty Smith of Holly Lake Ranch; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheri and Manuel Castillo of Euless, Suzanne and Gerry Sauls of Ft. Worth and Stephanie Smith of Ft. Worth; brother, William E. Smith of Courtland, Mississippi; sisters, Kathleen Collins of Dallas and Barbara Haynes of Lambert, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Adriana Castillo, Jessica Castillo, Nicki Sauls, Matt Sauls and Dalton Smith; one great grandchild, Alexander Castillo.
Mrs. Vivian Ann Pruitt died Saturday in Hawkins at the age of 84. She was born on April 15, 1918 to the late A.L. and Birma Mitchell Baughman. Mrs. Pruitt was a homemaker, a baptist and a member of the Hawkins Chamber of Commerce. In 1992 Mrs. Pruitt was named the Hawkins Retired Woman of the Year. She also helped start the Hawkins Community Center. Mrs. Pruitt was preceded in death by her husband, L.A. Pruitt on August 14, 1973; one grandson; one granddaughter; two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include son, Bill Pruitt of Hawkins; daughters, Ann Rodgers, Carolyn Blencoe and Loretta Bridges all of Hawkins; sister, Lena Faye Bell of Deer Park; nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Sayles, Henry Earl
Mr. Henry Earl Sayles died Monday in Winnsboro at the age of 85. He was born on September 10, 1917 to the late Tom Sayles and Margaret Mims Sayles. Mr. Sayles married the former Aline Thurmond on September 11, 1945 and she preceded him in death on December 20, 1999. He retired from the Lone Star Steel Company after 30 years and was a baptist. Mr. Sayles was preceded in death by a son, John Earl Sayles and by four brothers and six sisters. Survivors include sons, Jerry Frank Sayles of Dallas and Joe Mack Sayles of East Texas; daughters, Manina Ruth Mathis of DeSoto, Pamela McGee Grant of DeSoto and Pat White-Craig of Birmingham, AL; 17 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Sipos, Julia T.
Mrs. Julia T. Sipos died Wednesday at the age of 87. She was born on October 1, 1915 to the late Joseph Feher and Mary Feher. She married Mr. Alexander Sipos and he preceded her in death on May 17, 1994. Mrs. Sipos was retired from the General Motors Company and was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Winnsboro. Survivors include son, Robert Sipos of Missouri; daughter, Patricia Mahaffey of Winnsboro; sisters, Mary Powell of Jacksonville, FL and Helen Bacasin of Freemont, CA; six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Phillips, Billy J.
Mr. Billy J. Phillips died Wednesday in Tyler at the age of 80. He was born on July 17, 1922 to the late Eugen Uriah Phillips and Freddie Johnson Yancy Phillips. Mr. Phillips attended school at Pleasant Grove and served in WWII and the European Theatre. He married the former Doris Allen on October 3, 1942 and was a member of the West Sherman Baptist Church. Mr. Phillips worked for the Quaker Oats Company for 26 years and later retired from Texas Instruments in 1986. In 1991 he returned to the Winnsboro area where he was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by a son, Billy Don Phillips in 1992; brothers, Jarvis J. Phillips, Virgil Phillips, Eugene Ted Phillips, Robert G. "Moat" Phillips, Granville H. "Acie" Phillips and David I. Phillips; sisters, Joycelyn Taylor and Abbie Louise LaRue. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Doris Phillips of Winnsboro; son, Alan Harold Phillips of Matagorda; sisters, Elizabeth Monroe of Wolfe City, Sonia Douglas of Rowlett and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Frances Richardson went to be with the Lord on Monday in Winnsboro at the age of 86. She was born on January 9, 1917 to the late A.V. Seay and Frankie Long Seay. Mrs. Richardson was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro and was a member of the Eastern Star. She retired from Beaty Funeral Home after 20 years of dedication as a receptionist. Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by husbands, Henry Coe and W. D. Richardson, brother, Edward Seay, and sister, Margaret Seay. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Dan and Janet Coe of Winnsboro and Bill N. and Suzanne Coe of Winnsboro; daughters and son-in-law, Ann McElyea of Winnsboro and Patricia and Glen Cofer of North Richland Hills; Twelve grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Mr. Horace Greely Fountain passed away Monday in Winnsboro at the age of 86. He was born in Evergreen, Alabama to the late Wilson Ashley and Florence Goodson Fountain. He was retired from the US Air Force serving in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. Survivors are, grandson, Jerry W. White, Jr. of Winnsboro; great grandchildren, Whitney Rene' White of Winnsboro, Zachary A. White of Winnsboro; niece & nephew, Ann and Jimmy Dart of Talahasee, FL.; daughter-in-law, Beverly White of Winnsboro; "grandkids", John Huggins, Lee Huggins, Sandra Segroves, Joyce Stevenson, Sheila Segroves, Amanda huggins, and Andy Huggins.
Mrs. Verla Mae Comer passed away Monday in Tyler at the age of 78. She was born in Groesbeck, Tx. to the late Dee Thomas and Ivy Rhoades Webster. She married Elmer Franklin Comer January 23, 1948 and he preceded her July 8, 1985. Also preceding her was a son, Donald Comer. She was a medication aide in the nursing home industry and a member of the Walnut St. Baptist Church. Survivors are, son and daughter-in-law, James & Sue Comer of Winnsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn & David Thompson of Winnsboro; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Robinson, William H.
Mr. William H. Robinson died Wednesday in Tyler at the age of 80. He was born on August 29, 1922 to the late Joseph Edward and Mary Ann Taylor Robinson. Mr. Robinson served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a methodist. He was a founding member of the V.F.W. post # 3992 where he served as the First Commander. Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his first wife, Bobbie Ruth McMullen on August 8, 1986; sisters, Mary Joe Smith and Edna Mae Harris and by a step-son, Edward Clanton.
Survivors include wife, Pauline Robinson of Quitman; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Diane Robinson of Winnsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Charlott and Ted Mapes of Tyler; brother, Robert T. Robinson of Winnsboro; sister, Maysel Graciak of Dearborn Heights, MI; step-sons, Robby Clanton, Randy Clanton and Lynn Clanton all of Quitman; step-daughters, Glenda Smith of Winnsboro and Billie Wood of Garland; seven grandchildren, fifteen step-grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nineteen step-great grandchildren and one step-great great grandchild
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at the Beaty Funeral Home Chapel in Winnsboro with burial at the Simpsonville Cemetery in Upshur County, TX. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to East Texas Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Pallbearers will include, Billy Childers, Rebby Clanton, Bret Robinson, Corant Mapes, Brian Anderson, Jarrett Anderson, David Auringer and Johnnie Hamberlin.
The family of Mr. Robinson would like to pay a special thanks to Dr. Warren Murley, Dr. Edwin Duncan, Dr. Gary Boyd, East Texas Medical Center and the Hospice of East Texas.
Mr. Dave Eugene Bridges passed away Saturday in Winnsboro at the age of 56. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to the late Kenneth Bridges and Wanda Chestnut Bridges. He married the former Deanna Bailey February 2, 1968. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam war. He was a transmission shop owner in Irving,Texas and a member of the Pine Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro. Preceding Mr. Bridges was a grandchild, Kayla Essl. Survivors include, wife, Deanna Bridges of Winnsboro; mother, Wanda Bridges of Hillsboro, Ohio; son, Alan Bridges of Kilgore; daughters, Christy Bauer of Sioux Falls, SD, Tammy Essl of Irving; brother, Pat Bridges of Hillsboro, SD; sister, Barb Storer of Hillsboro, SD; grandchildren, Tamilyn Bauer, David Essl and William Bauer.
Funeral Services are set for 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at the Beaty Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Ethridge Officiating. Burial will be in Smyrna Cemetery near Winnsboro.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Accociation.
Pruiett, Laura Marie
Miss. Laura Marie Pruiett went to be with the Lord on Monday at the age of 8. She was born on July 9, 1994 to Scott A. Pruiett and Lisa Marie Fox Pruiett. Laura attended the third grade at Como-Pickton Elemetary School, was active in the Como-Pickton Girl Scouts and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pickton. Survivors include her parents, Scott and Lisa Pruiett of Pickton; brothers, Michael Pruiett and Anthony Pruiett both of Pickton; maternal grandparents, Michael and Patricia Fox of Ft. Worth; paternal grandparents, Carolyn and Earnest Pruiett of Pickton and maternal great grandparents, Bill and Helen Yates of Greyford.
Mrs. Lucille Massey Petty went to be with the Lord Wednesday in Winnsboro at the age of 84. She was born on January 23, 1918 to the late Charlie and Maudie Jackson Massey. Mrs. Petty was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Oliver Petty on August 30, 1974; brothers, Hubert Massey, Herman Massey, Hilton Massey and James Harold Massey; sisters, Edna Helfin, Mildren Carson and Mary Ann Viergge. Survivors include son, Ray Irvin Petty of Cypress; daughters, Dixie Mullins of Stafford, Patsy Dobbins of Esparto, CA, Melba Lowrance of Haskell and Linda Turner of Winnsboro; sister, Ethel Honeycutt of Rowlett and brother, Charles Massey of Lindale; eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and several step grandchildren.
Mr. Charlie E. Bolt, 72, of Leesburg died Friday in Winnsboro. He was born December 7, 1930, in Wills Point to Andy and Nola Stewart Bolt. Charlie married Louise Wyatt on December 26, 1965. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict, a member of the Winnsboro VFW Post and the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 100 of Dallas.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years Louise Bolt of Winnsboro, sons, Donald Bolt of Terrell, Gary Bolt of Quinlan, Larry Brown of Richardson and David Bolt of Galveston, daughters, Rebecca Barrons of Rome and Debra Graham of Lewisville, sisters, Opal Turner of Quinlan and Nellie Stewart of Houston, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Miss Leila Faye Allen died Monday in Waxahachie at the age of 78. She was born on November 3, 1924 to the late Walter L. and Leila R. Alexander Allen. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by a sister, Syble Pope and brothers, Ralston Allen and Roy Allen. Survivors include brothers, Lolis Allen and family, Woody Allen and Family and Martin Allen and family.