Mr. Deward Davis died Friday in Winnsboro at the age of 74. He was born on January13, 1929 to the late Fennis and Clara Manes Davis. Mr. Davis married the former Wilma Pearl Harp on November 14, 1957. He was a baptist, served in the U.S. Army and worked in construction as a carpenter. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Wilma Davis of Winnsboro; son, David Davis of Winnsboro; daughters, Debbie McNeill of Bedford, Sherry Henson of Euless and Pam Spence of Winnsboro; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Henson, Ronald Keith
Mr. Ronald Keith Henson died Friday in Bedford, TX at the age of 41. He was born on October 31, 1961 to Ronald H. and Jackie Carolyn Martin Henson. Mr. Henson married the former Sherry Davis on February 15, 1986. He was a printer for the Corporate Press and was a baptist. Mr. Henson was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie Carolyn Henson. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Henson of Euless; father and step-mother, Ronald H. and Betty Henson of Winnsboro; son, Michael Henson of Killeen; daughter, Catherine Watson of Grand Prairie; sister and brother-in-law, Rhonda and Mark Emery of Pittsburg; three grandchildren, Dylen Watson, Calvin Watson and Cara Renee Henson.
Bonner, Terry G.
Mr. Terry Gene Bonner died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Winnsboro. He was born October 1, 1937 in Rusk, Texas to Hubert O. and Louzell Maines Bonner. He was a resident of Lufkin moving to Winnsboro only one week prior to his death. Mr. Bonner was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University with a BA in Sociology, attended Perkins School of Theology in Dallas and was a former Methodist minister, worked for the Boy Scouts of America as a Scout Executive and served as Scout Executive for the Inter-city Youth Program in Texarkana and owned and operated a small engine repair business.
Survivors include son, Phillip Bonner of Mt. Pleasant, daughter, Shirl Bonner of Winnsboro, mother, Louzell Maines Bonner of Lufkin, brothers, Curtis Bonner and L. W. 'Bud' Bonner both of Lufkin, sisters, Martha Dunn of Sanger and Elaine Powell of Denton, grandchildren, Courtney Bonner and Ryan Bonner and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are set for 2:pm Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Carthage, Texas.
Mr. Joe Gibson went to be with the Lord Sunday in Tyler at the age of 81. He was born on April 26, 1921 to the late Joseph Cleveland and Lillian Etoile Plemonds Gibson. Mr. Gibson was a veteran, having served in the U. S. Army during WWII. He coached little league baseball was a volunteer for meals on wheels and was a member of the Woodman of the World. Before moving to Winnsboro Mr. Gibson attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Talco where he served as ordained deacon, taught the youth sunday school class and was a member of the adult choir. He moved to Winnsboro and attended the First Baptist Church where started out teaching the youth. Mr. Gibson served as an ordained deacon of the First Baptist Church, was a member of the senior adult choir, attended the men's prayer breakfast every Monday morning and taught sunday school at the Whispering Pines Nursing Home for the past ten years. Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Rhoades in 1984, brothers, Maurice Gibson, John Gibson and Quillan T. Gibson and sisters, Edith Combs and Winnona Barnett. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Martha Gibson of Winnsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Tina Gibson of Ft. Worth, Tim and Kathy Gibson of Houston and Ray and Kristy Miller of Holly Lake Ranch; daughters, Linda Vandagriff of Hallsville and Deborah Brasket of Winnsboro; brother, G.P. Gibson; sisters, Imogene Flournoy of Hamshur and Lou McCarty of Stillwater, OK; fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Mrs. Opal Faye Mullin died Tuesday, June 3, 2003 in Tyler at the age of 71. She was born in Drumright, Oklahoma to the late Harvey H. and Ethel Combs Patterson. Mrs. Mullin was a Real Estate Broker and Manager for Southwest Management Company. She married Fred Mullin on December 28, 1968 and moved to Winnsboro from the Sherman - Denison Area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winnsboro, had loved to Square Dance for over 50 years and also enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Mullin of Winnsboro; son, Quinton L. Darnell, Jr. of Denison; daughter, Janet L. Darnell of Monterey, MA; brother, George H. Patterson of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Trey Darnell, Maryann Darnell and Rachanah Darnell; step grandchildren, Jennifer Cooley and Summer Mullin.
Services are set for 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 5, 2003 at the First Baptist Church of Winnsboro. Visitation will be from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ruth Stuart died Sunday, June 1, 2003 in Ft. Worth at the age of 85. She was born July 29, 1917 in Winnsboro to the late, James Bernice and Elizabeth Crumpler Howell. Mrs. Stuart was a homemaker and lived in Winnsboro most of her life. She received a BA from Baylor University and was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnsboro for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Earl P. Stuart on June 8, 1975.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Brenda Stuart of Ft. Worth; daughter, Sandra Estes of Ft. Worth; brother, Dr. James Bernice Howell of Dallas; grandsons and daughter-in-law, Mike and Lin Estes of Ft. Worth and Russell Stuart of Ft. Worth; great granddaughter, Lauren Estes of Ft. Worth; and by her husband James Baser of Cromwell, OK.
Services are 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at Lee Cemetery in Winnsboro, Texas.
Mr. Green died Wednesday in Quitman at the age of 82. He was born on April 10, 1921 to the late William Aaron and Bertie Bell Tinney Green. Mr. Green was a letter carrier and a member of the Cypress Springs V.F.W. Post 3992. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Green and by a brother, Paul Green. Survivors include his wife 57 years, Gwendolyn Green of Winnsboro; sons and daughter-in-law, William A. Green of Longview and Raymond E. and Candace Green of Pearland; daughter and son-in-law, Myra B. and Herky Blalock; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Samuel Nicholas "Nick" Morris passed away Saturday in Dallas at the age of 17. He was born August 29, 1985 in Winnsboro, Texas to Sam Morris and Shareece Brewer. Nick was a 2003 graduate of Winnsboro High School where he was a Regional Champion of the Winnsboro Power Lifting Team, 2 years All District Selection in Football, Baseball and Track, State Qualifier for 2 years in Powerlifting, loved to hunt, was a yellow belt in karate, and what ever he attempted, he did it to the fullest. Nick was a member of Pine Street Baptist Church and was to start Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the fall after receiving a full scholarship. He also was the last 10 year old to hit a home run out of the 9 & 10 year old baseball field.
Survivors include, mother, Shareece Brewer of Grapevine; father and step-mother, Sam and Brandi Morris of Winnsboro; brothers, Tanner and Gunner Morris of Winnsboro; maternal grandparents, Linda Brewer of Little Elm and Charles and Sherri Brewer of Winnsboro; maternal great grandmother, Fay Nichols of Winnsboro; paternal grandparents, Hulen and Micheline Morris of Winnsboro; god-parents, David and Brandi Deaton of Winnsboro; maternal cousin, Gavin Burgess of Little Elm; paternal cousins, Cody Cofer of Longview, Torey Matthies of Sulphur Springs, Tyler Matthies of Grand Prairie, Savannah Patterson of Longview, Michaela Patterson of Longview, Hayley Morris of Winnsboro, Noah Morris of Winnsboro; maternal aunts and uncles, Laurie and Jon Burgess of Little Elm, Shannon Brewer of Grapevine; paternal aunts and uncles, Michelle Patterson of Longview, Ken and Rachel Bible of Grand Prairie and Andrew and Becky Morris of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Betty Brown of Idabel, OK passed away in Garland, Texas at the age of 69. She was born on July 28, 1933 to the late Charles C. Brown and Caroline Knox Brown. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Bypass Church of Christ in Idabel, OK, and was formerly a social worker for 26 years for the Department of Human Services of Oklahoma. She was an antique collector and enjoyed reading. Mrs. Brown was the great great great grandchild of the late Bettsye Ross and was the former National Women's Team Champion in Bowling. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Brown. Survivors include: mother, Caroline Knox Brown of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Michael Deuel of Garland; brothers, David Brown of New Boston and Tommy Brown of Mansfield; and grandchildren, Heather Blankinship of Mesquite and Scott Blankinship of Dallas.
Mrs. Elsie Mae LaRue went to be with the Lord Friday, June 20, 2003 in Winnsboro at the age of 88. She was born in Wood County on August 27, 1914 to the late Rufus D. and Minnie Romine McAllister. She married Barnie E. LaRue on November 15, 1930 and he preceded her on October 9, 1993. Also preceding Mrs. LaRue, was daughter, Darlene Acker. Mrs. LaRue was a member of the Little Hope Baptist Church since 1929 and a homemaker.
Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sally LaRue of Longview; daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Henry Spiva of Winnsboro, Mary and George Beavers of Winnsboro; sister, Ruth Bailey of Winnsboro; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Services are set for 11:00 AM Monday, June 23, 2003 at Beaty Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Glosup and Rev. Billy Skinner Officiating. Interment will be at Little Hope Cemetery.
Terri Lynn Weems died Friday, July 25, 2003, in Tyler, Texas at the age of 28. She was born September 12, 1974 in Winnsboro. Terri married Paul Jim Weems on April 14, 1990. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness and a homemaker. Survivors include husband Paul Jim Weems of Winnsboro; son, Shadoe Weems of Winnsboro; daughter, Christine Weems of Winnsboro; mother, Marie Eudy of Winnsboro; biological parents, Lynn Clanton and Terri Dunn and numerous brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Marcell (Pepper) Allen, age 86, of Mineola, Texas, died Monday, September 29, 2003, at East Texas Medical Center in Quitman, Texas Mrs. Allen was employed by Homemaker and was a member of Church Of The Nazarene. .
She was the daughter of the late Jim Britton and the late Lessie (Pepper) Britton.
She is also survived by her
Daughter-Mrs. Bobbie (Allen) Barnett of Alba, Texas
Son-Mr. Larry Ben Allen of Mineola, Texas
Sister-Mrs. Faye Cantrell of Sulphur Springs, Texas
Arrangements are being handled by Beaty Funeral Home, 630 West Broad Street, Mineola, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 30, 2003. Funeral service will be at Mineola City Cemetery at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 1, 2003 , Dr. Larry Kromer
officiating. Interment will be at Mineola City Cemetery in Mineola, Texas.
McCoy, James Edward
Mr. James Edward McCoy passed away Sunday in Tyler at the age of 73. He was born September 12, 1930 in Winnsboro, Texas to the late Elisha Ellis and Ola Mae Atkins McCoy. Mr. McCoy worked for Sprint Communications before retiring and was a baptist. Mr. McCoy served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, was a lifetime member of the Korean War Veterans Association, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8780, American Legion, and a member of the Ogbourn Volunteer Fire Dept. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elisha Ellis and Ola Mae Atkins McCoy, son, Eddy Wayne McCoy, brother, Floyd Mccoy, sisters, Mary Elizabeth Cox and Bonnie Moss.
Survivors include, sons, Johnny Ray McCoy of Quitman, Carl Rodney McCoy of Dallas; daughters, Renee' McCoy of Carrollton, Sheila Kay Pereze of Carrollton; and twelve grandchildren.
Services are 2 PM Thursday, October 9, 2003 at Little Hope Cemetery in Wood County, Texas under the direction of Beaty Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Visitation will be from noon until service time day of the funeral. Rev. Melvin Harrell will be officiating.
Hilburn, Mary Nell
Mrs. Mary Nell Hilburn passed away Wednesday in McKinney at the age of 76. She was born January 22, 1927 in Scroggins, Texas to the late Nelson Joy and Annie Swatsell Leavelle. Mrs. Hilburn was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church. She was preceeded in death by her parents, daughter, Dorothy Nell Hilburn.
Survivors include, sons, Bobby Ray Hilburn of Greenville, Ricky Glynn Hilburn of Marion, AR.; daughters, Barbara A. Lutz of McKinney, Vicky L. Gore of Sulphur Springs; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Bethel Cemetery in Franklin County, with Rev. David Taylor officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6pm until 8pm at the funeral home.
Martin, Frank Cecil
Mr. Frank Cecil Martin passed away Thursday in Tyler at the age of 80. He was born March 14, 1923 in Pittsburg, Texas to the late Franklin Christopher and Thelma Lee Stewart Martin. Mr. Martin married the former Wanda Jo Anderson on December 3, 1993 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro. Mr. Martin served in the US Air Force during WW II. He was preceded in death by first wife, Norma Jean Martin and sister, Fayrene White.
Survivors include, wife, Wanda Jo Martin of Winnsboro; son, Sammy Martin of Newark; daughters, Cathey Smith of Arlington, Linda Richard of Round Rock; step-daughters, Paula Irby of Pickton, Rita Bowen of Hallsville; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services are 10:30 Saturday morning, December 20, 2003 at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Henry Suche officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening, December 19, 2003, from 6pm until 8pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro or Charity of your choice.
Hurt, Michael Steven
Mr. Michael Steven Hurt passed away Tuesday in Ft. Worth at the age of 42. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. on April 18, 1961 to Charlie H. Hurt and the late Mary Ann Hollis. Mr. Hurt was a sales representative for Air-Mac and a member of First Baptist Church of Winnsboro. He graduated with a BA degree in accounting from La. Tech University, a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and loved the outdoors.
Survivors include, father and step-mother, Charlie H. and Liz Hurt of Winnsboro; brothers, Charlie "Bo" Hurt, Jr. of Military Sealift Command, Guam, Greggory Brett Hurt of Ft. Meyers, Fl., Duane Bart Hurt of Bingaamton, NY., Matthew Collins Hurt of Austin, and Eric Ashby Hurt of Nashville, Tn. Memorial services are Saturday, January 3, 2004 at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dan Hubbell officiating.
Beckham, Jimmy Lee Jr.
Jimmy died Wednesday in Sulphur Springs.
Survivors include his parents, Jimmy Lee and Tiffany Beckham of Winnsboro; sister, Leeanna Beckham of Winnsboro; maternal grandparents, Roger and Trudy Furlow of Winnsboro; paternal grandparents, Robin and Terry Roseberry of Winnsboro and Bobby Overstreet, Sr. of Winnsboro and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Services are, Thursday, January 1, 2004 at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel with Br. Greg Hansen officiating.
Connelly, Grace L.
Mrs. Grace L. Connelly passed away Monday in Winnsboro at the age of 89. She was born March 30, 1914 in Wood County, Texas to the late Richard and Ella Jennings Horan. She married Lee H. Connelly and he preceeded her in death. Mrs. Connelly was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro.
Survivors include, son, Max L. Connelly of Bedford; daughters, Monte Jo Winkle of Winnsboro, Linda Nail of Galveston; grandchildren, Melinda Nail, Susie Connelly, Carrie White, Prentis Lee Winkle; great grandchildren, Brangus Winkle, Duggan Winkle and Taylor White. Graveside services are Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Wood County, at 10 am with Rev. David Taylor officiating. No visitation is planned.
Mr. Henry Glen Thornton, of Winnsboro, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2004, in Winnsboro at the age of 85. He was born in Anderson County, Texas to the late Henry Marion Thornton and the late Carrie Shirey Thornton. Mr. Thornton was retired from Getty Oil Company, was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnsboro, was a deacon of the First Baptist Church, and was a Woodman Of The World. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Preston Thornton in 1998. Mr. Thornton is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Dorothy Thornton of Winnsboro; by son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Katie Thornton of Winnsboro; by daughters and sons-in-law, Fonda and Raymon Hawk of Tatum, Patricia and David Carnagey of Greenville; by grandchildren, Renee Jones, Mark Hawk, Kim Doyle, Joey Thornton, Kris Thornton, Michael Thornton, and Nikki Mauldin; and by great-grandchildren, Amanda Dawson, Chad Dawson, Jeremy Dawson, Sarah Doyle, Hunter Williams, and Skylar Thornton.
Mrs. Occie McGill passed away Saturday in Tyler at the age of 77. She was born December 1, 1926 in Hopkins County to the late Willy and Jewel Nelson White. She married Excellent McGill, Sr. and he preceeded her in death. Also preceeding Mrs. McGill in death are, parents, one daughter, brother, Hilton White and sister, Marie Harvie. Mrs. McGill was a homemaker, loved to crochet, cook, listen to gospel music and travel with her husband, seeing much of the United States. She was a member of Independent Baptist Church of Winnsboro.
Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Excellent and Pinky McGill, Jr. of Winnsboro; daughter, Evelyn Culberson of Garland; brothers, Elbert White of Houston, Wilbert White of Wichata Falls; sisters, Lorine Hunter of Quitman, Billie Jo Britt of Wichata Falls, Elnora White of Ornley, Dimple Reeves of Dallas, Shirley Clark of San Antonio; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.