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Obituaries for Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Lura Bagby
Graveside services for Lura Bagby, 84, of Tyler, formerly of Jacksonville, were at 2 p.m. today, at Memorial Cemetery in Tyler, under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonville. The Rev. Robert Carter officiated. 
Mrs. Bagby died Sunday afternoon in a Tyler nursing home. She was born Dec. 1, 1916, in Joaquin. She had lived in Tyler for the last five years and had lived in Jacksonville before then. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville and was a housewife. 
She was preceded in death by two husbands, L.A. Conner and Jim Bagby; a son, Rayburn Conner;and five siblings. 
Survivors include a son, Truett Conner of Tyler; sister, Gladys Richards of Gladewater; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Grady Leon Ewing
Graveside services for Grady Leon Ewing, 88, of Jacksonville, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Edwards will officiate. 
Mr. Ewing died Monday at his residence. He was born March 8, 1913, in Jacksonville. He was a lumberman. 
Mr. Ewing was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Marie Ewing. Survivors include cousins, Mary Ewing Bledsoe of Jacksonville, Freddie Vanderhider of Los Angles, Calif., and Millie Jarratt of The Woodlands; special caregiver, Tonie Spotteddear Staples; and numerous other cousins. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Nolan, Grady Bledsoe, Chester Patton and Harold Gray. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 

Tommye Stringfield
Services for Tommye Stringfield, 92, of Poynor were Sunday at Poynor Baptist Church with Brother Jeff Goodwin officiating. 
Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Henderson under direction of Thompson Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Stringfield died Thursday in Poynor. She was born Aug. 2, 1909 in Rusk to Mamie Fain Andrews and John Andrews. She attended Rusk schools and was president of the last graduating class from Rusk College before the college closed during the Great Depression. 
She signed her first teaching contract at age 18 and later received her bachelor’s degree from San Marcos College. Stringfield taught first grade most of her career before retiring in 1972. 
She taught in Iron Hill, Neches, LaPoynor, Mount Vernon and Springhill. She was a former secretary and treasurer for the Poynor City Council since the city was incorporated in 1973. The Poynor City Park was dedicated in her honor. 
Stringfield served as Sunday school teacher at Poynor Baptist Church and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Texas State Teachers Association and the Texas Retired Teachers Association. 
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, George Tipton Sr. and Leon Stringfield. 
Survivors include a sister, Judith Adams of Paris; a nephew, Dan Johnson of Kingwood; and nieces, Karen Adams and Karol Assay, both of Paris, Gladys Allen of Beaumont and Bobbye Brethouwer of Alto. 
Pallbearers were Dennis Clayton, Paul Elliott, Kevin Lyons, Richard Holcomb, Alton Gracey and Wendell Stringfield. 
Honorary pallbearers were Buster Stringfield, Lloyd Hanks, Milton Butler, Bill Westbrook, Wayne Bristow, Wayne Carrell, Jimmy Pope and Norman Cramer.

Obituaries for October 31, 2001

Lottie Hunter
Services for Lottie Hunter, 85, of Mount Selman, will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, at Renfro Memorial Chapel of Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonville. The Revs. Dan Middleton and Paul Bonner will officiate. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Hunter died Monday in a Tyler hospital. 
She was a lifelong resident of this area and a lifelong member of Mount Selman Methodist Church. She was a housewife. 
Mrs. Hunter was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Elmer Hunter. 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Louise Hunter of Mount Selman; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Glenn Harbison of Gladewater; a sister and brother-in-law, Elba and Harold Morris of Mount Selman; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be James Ellis, Stanley Hunter, Mike Smith, Shawn Harbison, Ray Bonner and Eric Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Ellis, Gene Canon and Joe Robison. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edwin Wayne Sexton
Services for Edwin Wayne Sexton, 74, of Jacksonville are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Sexton died Monday in a Tyler hospital. He was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Jacksonville. He was retired from Kelly-Springfield in Tyler where he worked in quality control. 
Mr. Sexton served in the U.S. Army in Japan during World War II. He was a member of Beall Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. 
Mr. Sexton was preceded in death by a son, Sam Sexton. 
Survivors include his wife, Udell Sexton of Jacksonville; a son, Thomas E. Sexton of Jacksonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Charles Albright of Jacksonville; sisters, Dorothy Goldman of Denver, Colo. and Barbara Jay of Waco; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Letha B. Jones Wyatt
Services for Letha B. Jones Wyatt, 78, of Jacksonville, were Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with the Rev. Steve Edwards officiating. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Wyatt died Sunday in a Jacksonville hospital. She was born March 13, 1923, in Blum. A member of Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville, she had worked eight years at East Texas Handbags. 
Mrs. Wyatt is survived by her husband, C.W. Wyatt of Jacksonville; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Jones and Jerry and Cindy Jones, all of Jacksonville; a stepson, Jimmy Dale Wyatt of Jacksonville; daughters, Shirley Chandler of Rusk, Linda Edbert of Jacksonville, Lois Wattford of Grand Saline and Sarah Bruce of Berryville; a sister, Maggie Lee Hawkins of Waxahachie; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers were Jeff Chandler, Bobby Wyatt, Corey Helm, Glen Wyatt, Jerry Jones and Bill Jones. 

Lucreta Ann Davis
Graveside services for Lucreta Ann Davis, 78, of Jacksonville, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Piney Grove Cemetery in Gallatin. The Rev. Vernon Brown will officiate. 
Services are under the arrangement of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Davis died Tuesday. She was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Mena, Ark. She was a Baptist. 
She is survived by her husband, Bill Clay, of Maydelle; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sheryl Hall of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Glenda Benkert of Newport Beach, Calif.; a sister, Trudy McDaniels; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Obituaries for November 27, 2001

Doris Nutt Killion
Services for Doris Nutt Killion, 87, of Jacksonville, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home chapel in Jacksonville with the Rev. Grady Higgs officiating. 
Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Killion died Sunday at her home. She was born Aug. 14, 1914, in Clovis, N.M. She was a homemaker and co-owner of Grady’s Hat Shop. 
Mrs. Killion was a member of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by husbands, Grady C. Nutt and Leon Killion and sons, Grady L. Nutt and Donald R. Nutt. 
Survivors include her son, Kenneth Richard Nutt of Allen; a daughter, Patricia Usleton of Apple Springs; seven grandsons; 10 great-grandchildren; four step-children; 22 step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. 
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Euna Mae Myers
Services for Euna Mae Myers, 67, of LaPorte, were held at 2 p.m. today at Chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. 
Mrs. Myers died Sunday in a hospital in Pasadena. She was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Brownwood to Willard and Mattie Byers. 
She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Mueller. Survivors include her husband, George Myers; sister, Linda Sides of Jacksonville; sons, Ken Mueller of Jacksonville, Larry Perry of Sante Fe, N.M., Nick Mueller of Corpus Christi, and Michael Mueller of LaPorte; daughter, Patricia Dussinger of Redding, Penn.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Roy Cade
Services for Roy Cade, 98, of Berryville will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. The Rev. Clark Dugger will officiate. 
Burial will be at Old Bethel Cemetery in Frankston. 
Mr. Cade died Monday at a Tyler hospital. He was born July 3, 1903 in Edom. 
A painter/contractor, he was also a member of Church of Christ of Tyler. 
She is survived by her sons, David L. Cade of Huntsville and J.W. Cade of Marshall; daughters, Neva Tinney of Frankston and Alene Adams of Louisville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be David Mann, Steve Cade, Robert Cade, Tim Cade, Alan Mann and Tony Cade. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Ray C. Moore
Services for Ray C. Moore, 77, of Jacksonville are pending at Thompson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. 
Mr. Moore died Monday at a Jacksonville hospital. He was born March 11, 1924, in Valley Mills. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Moore was on the board of directors at Cherokee County Club. 
He was preceded in death by his father, John M. Moore, and a son, Douglas Moore.

Obituaries for Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Ray C. Moore
Ray C. Moore, 77, resident of Jacksonville, Texas passed away Monday afternoon following a long illness. 
He was born in Valley Mills, Texas March 11, 1924. He began his flying career in the United States Air Force. He went on to become a corporate pilot with a very distinguished flying career over a period of 50 years. He flew Senator Lyndon Johnson, President Gerald Ford and many foreign dignitaries, as well as many movie stars. 
He was aviation manager and chief pilot of Caesar’s palace and Caesar’s Boardwalk Regency of Atlantic City, New Jersey for many years. 
He was rated in all Gulf Streams, Lear Jets and Lockheed Jet Star. After his retirement he went on to fly as chief pilot for Pepsi Venezuela and flew all over the world. 
He served on the Board of Directors at Cherokee Country Club and was an avid golfer. 
He was preceded in death by his father, John M. Moore and son, Douglas Moore. 
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Mary Laura Young Moore; his mother, Suzie Moore of Jackson-ville; his daughter, Beth Moore of Pasadena, Calif., his son, Ray C. Moore Jr. of Greenwich, Conn.; and two grandsons; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He will be deeply missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to be touched by his life. 
Funeral arrangements are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville with Rev. Harold Lansford and Rev. Ben Davis officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. 
Pallbearers will be Dr. Wayne Ralston, Berl Richardson, Bill Marable, Gordon Hardy, Stacy Davis, Mike Bellar, Robert Moore and Raleigh Blakley. 
Honorary pallbearers will be all of his longtime golfing buddies. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. 

Samuel L. Hawkins
Graveside services for Samuel L. Hawkins, 82, of McAllen will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bullard City Cemetery. 
Services are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Hawkins died Sunday at a McAllen hospital. He was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Johnson City, Ill. to Grover and Mattie Hawkins. 
The family moved to Madison, Ky. when Sam was an infant. He was educated in the Kentucky schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany for four years. 
He was division manager of Pennwalt Corporation with offices in McAllen. 
He was affiliated with First United Methodist Church in McAllen, where he was a member of the administration board, Keystone Class and served on various committees. He was a delegate to the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for four years. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Marguerite Hawkins, Helen Herring, Martha Pirtle and Ann Divine. 
He is survived by his wife, Martha Kirkpatrick Hawkins of McAllen; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Russell Fisher; grandson, Ryan Fisher, all of Houston; and niece and nephew, Shirley Horton of Louisville, Ky,. and David Herring of Lafayette, Co. 
Memorials may be made to the building fund of McAllen First United Methodist Church, 221 N. Main St., of McAllen, TX, 78501. 

Obituaries for Nov. 8, 2001

Seth Thomas Oliver
CUSHING — Services for Seth Thomas Oliver, 2 months, will be at 2 p.m. today at Dickie Allen Funeral Home chapel in Cushing with Pastor Kelvin Wade and James Love officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery near Cushing. 
Seth Thomas died Monday in Jacksonville. He was born Sept. 13 in Henderson. 
Survivors include his father, John Thomas Oliver IV of Bullard; mother, Jennifer Nicole Foshee of Jacksonville; grandparents, Olive Oliver of Jacksonville, Johnny Oliver of Venus, Karen Foshee of Jacksonville and William Foshee of Lindale; and a great-grandmother, Wilma Hammond of Arizona. 
Pallbearers will be Kris Byrd and Kevin Eason. 

Ernestine Fry Hinton
Services for Ernestine Fry Hinton, 54, of Dallas and formerly of Jacksonville, will be at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, at St. Paul Baptist Church in Jacksonville with the Revs. L.T. Session, Dale Ward and Julius Session officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Plain Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home. 
Ms. Hinton died Saturday at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. She was born Jan. 6, 1947, in Cherokee County. She attended Fred Douglass High School in Jacksonville. She was a member of Bolton Chapel Baptist Church and a home health service provider. 
Ms. Hinton was preceded in death by her parents, Henrietta and Ernest Fry, and a brother and sister. 
She is survived by three brothers, Johnny Fry, James Fry and Henry Fry, all of Jacksonville; a sister, Joyce L. Fry of Dallas; a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be friends of the family. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Gregory Derrett
CUSHING — Services for Gregory Derrett, 40, of Nacogdoches will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, in the Dickie Allen Funeral Home chapel in Cushing with the Revs. James Fuller, Earnest Dixon, John Teal Robert Lane and Bros. Ernest Mills and D.C. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Fuller Cemetery in Cushing. 
Mr. Derrett died Monday in Nacogdoches. He was born Dec. 11, 1960, in Jacksonville to Lee Manuel and Fannie Loftis Derrett. He was a logger and a member of the Anadarko Church of Christ. He lived in New Summerfield for many years and had lived in Nacogdoches for eight years. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Manuel Derrett. 
Survivors include his mother, Fannie Derrett of Jacksonville; a wife, Lillie M. Derrett of Nacogdoches; a son, Patrick Johnson of Nacogdoches; a daughter, Krystal Johnson of Nacogdoches; brothers, John Derrett of Los Angeles and James Derrett and Ronnie Derrett, both of Jacksonville; and sisters, Bernice Johnson of Jacksonville, Alice Jordan of New Summerfield, Lora Franklin of Rusk, Elaine Jordan of Henderson and Carolyn Stalling of Los Angeles. 
Pallbearers will be Alford Stephenson, Jesse Montgomery, Donnie Stewart, Donnie Thompson, Jason Fry and Edgar Wallace. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Cushing. 

C. E. “Gene” Paris
Services for C. E. “Gene” Paris, 74, of Frankston will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston, with the Rev. Sam DeVille officiating. 
Burial will be at Garden Oaks Memorial Park, Berryville. 
Mr. Paris died Wednesday at his residence. He was born July 1, 1927, in Fort Worth. 
He was a retired intrastate driver for Merchants Trucking Company, and affiliated with Flint Baptist Church of Flint. 
He is survived by his wife, Norma Paris of Frankston; a daughter, Jackie Lynn Black of The Colony; brothers, J. R. Paris of Canton and Jack Paris of Dallas; a grandson, Nathan Paris Black of The Colony; a great-granddaughter, Kacie Jo Black of The Colony; and several nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Floyd Sooter, Byron Laughlan, James Walker, Cliff Hudspeth, Cliff Bengrud, Jack McClung. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Reeves, John Wiley, Les Dale, Don Withers, Bill Butts, Wayne Isbell, Ben Weitzman and Ken Earhart. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Obituaries for November 9, 2001

Lucille Bizzell Boles
Services for Lucille Bizzell Boles, 84, of Frankston will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. The Revs. Louie Barron and Eddie Hilburn will officiate. 
Burial will be at Frankston City Cemetery. 
Mrs. Boles died Wednesday at a Tyler Hospital. She was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Frankston. 
She was a retail clerk at Raymond’s Men’s Shop in Crockett for 15 years, and a member of First Baptist Church in Frankston. 
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Jo and Wayne Gideon of Frankston; three grandchildren, Pat Ludwig, Gail Feagans and husband, Brad, and David Wayne Gideon; seven great-grandchildren, Lindsey Ludwig, Kellie Ludwig, Nancee Jo Feagans, Brandon Feagans, Mavianne Gideon, Amanda Gideon and Shanni Gideon; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers are Elmer Gene Birdwell, Joey Maxwell, Larry Selman, Larry Lummus, Bobby Bradford, Dana Bizzell, Gordon Folmar and Ronald Atwood. 
Honorary pallbearers incl-ude Billy Wayne Bizzell, Joe Dick Monk, T. L. Beard, Pete Beard, George Tipton, Lloyd Pipes and Jeff Ludwig. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Frankston City Cemetery and the American Cancer Society. 

Louie Lane
Services for Louie Lane, 92, of Rusk are pending at Jenkins-Garmon Funeral Home in Henderson. 
Mr. Lane died Thursday at his residence. 

Ijuan Deshaun Simms
Services for Ijuan Deshaun Simms, 22, of Jacksonville will be at noon Saturday at Sweet Union Baptist Church. The Revs. Derry Hinton, Tracy Clater, C.L. Harris and Fulford will officiate. 
Burial will be at Jacksonville City Cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Simms died Wednesday at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1979 in Jacksonville. 
He was employed by the City of Jacksonville Sewer and Water Department and educated in Jacksonville, graduating in the Class of 1997. 
He was a Baptist. 
Survivors include his parents, James C. and Sharon D. Simms of Jacksonville; a son, Juwan D. Simms of Lufkin; two brothers, Christopher Simms and Jamce C. Simms Jr. of Jacksonville; two sisters, Tameeka Simms and Sheayran Simms of Jacksonville; maternal grandparents, O’Neal and Margene Williams; paternal grandparents, Howard and Evelyn Simms; maternal great-grandmother, Aitheria Jones, all of Jacksonville; and numerous other relatives and friends. 
Pallbearers include Jason Peoples, Zenon Ragsdale, Danny Knowlton, Troy Lydia, Felis Lane Jr. and Edron Brooks. 
Honorary pallbearers include the JHS Clas of 1977 and City of Jacksonville employees. 

Aline Ivins Walding
Services for Aline Ivins Walding, 87, of Neches will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Neches with the Rev. Charles Grasty officiating. 
Burial will be at Neches Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Walding died Wednesday. 
She was born Dec. 3, 1913, in Neches. She was a homemaker and formerly employed by Peacock Crate Factor in Jacksonville, Wing Archery in Jacksonville and Industrial Garments in Palestine. 
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Neches. 
Mrs. Walding was preceded in death by her husband, James Rubie Walding Sr. in 1994, a brother, Wilford Ivins and sisters, Ethelyne Griffith and Iris Tingle. 
She is survived by a son, James Rubie Walding Jr. of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mary Nelda Tamez of Palestine; brothers, Herbert Ivins of Chalmette, La., Joyce R. Ivins of Palestine, Rand Ivins of Neches and Ewell Ivins of Nederland; sisters, Oleta Homan of Belhi, La. and Wanda Porter of Houston; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Brian Walding, Gerald Vineyard, Bill Perry, Ernie Ivins, Carl Ivins and J.W. Stewart. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Vivian Viola Murphey
Services for Vivian Viola Murphey, 78, of Frankston, are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Frankston. 
Mrs. Murphey died Thursday at a Tyler hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Tennessee. 
She was an assembler, and a member of Assembly of God. 
She is survived by her husband, Lewis Dudley Murphey of Frankston; sons, James Larry Murphey of Irving, Richard Dudley Murphey of Frankston and Danny Lewis Murphey of Dallas; brother, Lt. Col. Donald Jaynes of Colorado; half-sister, Sylvia Campbell of Frankston; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Obituaries for Sunday, November 11, 2001

Linda Chavez
Services for Linda Chavez, 49, of Cushing are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Andarko Christian Church. Bros. Ernest Dixon, Don Crawford and Bro. Garrett will all officiate.
Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Chavez died Thursday at Mother Frances Hospital after a lengthy illness. 
She was born Dec. 6, 1951, in Rusk County. She was a member of Christ of Christ in Sacul. 
Survivors include sons, Sheldon Anderson, Isaac Mallard and Jason Chavez; parents, Vadis and Maxine Anderson of Cushing; brothers and sisters-in-law, James (her twin) and Denise Anderson of Dallas, Elvis Anderson of Palestine, and Vadis Jr. and Reba Anderson of Nacogdoches; sisters, Marilyn Anderson of Douglass and Rachael Eagleton of Houston; and grandson, Niko Mallard. 
Pallbearers will be Ray Adams, Calvin Anderson, Gregory Bowens, Nathaniel Adams, Keith Smith, Michael Blanton, Benard Bowens, J.V. Bowens Jr. and Leo Anderson. 
Honorary pallbearers include James Anderson, Vadis Anderson Jr., Elvis Anderson, Ronald Anderson, Marcus Anderson and Brian Eagleton. 

Sam H. Sanderson
Graveside services for Sam H. Sanderson, 82, of Mount Selman, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Larissa Cemetery in Jacksonville, under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. The Rev. Harold Small will officiate. 
Mr. Sanderson died Saturday in Jacksonville. He was born Dec. 2, 1918, in Mount Selman. He was a chef a “One’s A Meal.” 
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, David and Judy Sanderson of Tyler and Dean and Lisa Sanderson of Troup; daughters and son-in-law, Sandra and Stanley Davis of Friendswood and Donna Massioneune; sisters, Virginia McBride, Hazel McAnally and Quida Sanderson, all of Pasadena, Martha Vincent of Jacksonville, and Loretta Blalock of Houma, La.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mark Patrick Ezell
A private service has been scheduled for Mark Patrick Ezell at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
The infant was born and died Friday in a Tyler hospital. 
Survivors include his father and mother, Patrick and Alyson Ezell; brother, Tanner Ezell; and grandparents, Glenn and Wanda Ezell and Jimmy and Carol Staton; and Hugh Owen.

Obituaries for Monday, November 12, 2001

Ruthie Adams Brooks
Services for Ruthie Adams Brooks, 91, of Bullard will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Nevelton CME Church. 
The Revs. William T. Spearman, S. L. Curry, Bruce Lyons and Robert Christopher will officiate. 
Burial will be at Mount Nevelton cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Brooks died Saturday in Tyler. 
She was born Nov. 14, 1909, in Mount Enterprise. 
She was reared and educated in Troup. 
A member of Mount Nevelton CME Church, she served as a stewardess and a member of the Missionary Society. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Brooks and two sons, Elgin and Elroy Brooks. 
Survivors include a daughter, Clara Dewberry of Hawkins; sons, L. C. Brooks, Cecil Brooks, James Brooks, Sammie Brooks, all of Bullard, and Verlie C. Brooks of Jacksonville; two sisters, Irene Erwin of Fort Worth and Florine Clayton of Tyler; one brother, J. B. Spencer of Dallas; 21 grand-children; 31 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be grandsons of the deceased. 
Honorary pallbearers will be steward of Mount Nevelton CME Church. 

Pauline Irby
Services for Pauline Irby, 79, of Jacksonville will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Thompson Funeral Home Chapel. 
Burial will be at Meador Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Irby died Saturday at East Texas Medical Center in Jacksonville. She was born April 2, 1922 in Nacogdoches. 
She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jacksonville. 
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, B. G. Irby; sons, Richard Irby of August, Ga., Phillip Irby of Pensacola, Fla., and Scott Irby of Euless; one step-son, B. G. Irby Jr., of Euless; two daughters, June Irby Barnett of Austin and Carol Irby Bickers of Dallas; two sisters, Mamie McDonald of Union Grove and Frances Cleveland of Choctaw, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons. 
Visitation will be Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m. 
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Northeast Texas Chapter, 3613 S. Broadway, Ste. 401, Tyler, TX 75701.

Obituaries for Tuesday, December 18, 2001

James Price “J.P.” Morris
Services for James Price “J.P.” Morris, 81, of Gallatin were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gallatin Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Robin Parsons and Brother A.D. Munsinger officiating. 
Burial will be at Traylor Cemetery in Gallatin under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Morris died Friday at the Tyler Hospice. He was born June 13, 1920, in Quanah and was a lifelong resident of Gallatin. He was a member and Deacon of Gallatin Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Morris retired after 40 years with Jacksonville Basket Company. He also served in the U.S. Army during WWII. 
Survivors include wife of 59 years, Alline Morris of Gallatin, daughters and sons-in-law, Darnell and Curtis Hanson of Gallatin and Betty and Kerry Cruseturner of Gallatin; son and daughter-in-law, James Thomas and Donna Morris of Gallatin; brother, Robert Underwood of Gallatin; sisters, Sadie Lanier of Rusk and Gale Andrue of Rusk; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Chad Morris, Keenan Hanson, Joey Lusk, David Walley, Patrick McHenry, Kenny Koop, Carl London, Gene Odom, Tom Dement, David Tylich, J.B. Wright and Frank McMillen. 
Memorials can be made to Gallatin Missionary Baptist Church or Hospice of East Texas. 

Daniel Murray Stallings
Daniel Murray Stallings died of an accidental gunshot December 17, 2001. 
Murray was the son of Danny (Dan L.) Stallings and Patricia McCann Pace. He was born in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County Texas, December 27, 1971 and was soon to be 30 years old. 
Murray is survived by his 5-year-old son Hunter Daniel Stallings; his father and stepmother, Dan and Cindy Stallings; his mother, Patty Pace; and his stepmother, Janice Putnam. He is also survived by his brother, Raymond Wylie Stallings, sisters Stacie Vandergriff and Kelly Byrd; his grandparents, Henry D. and Ella Mae Stallings; his great-grandmother Violet Vansickle Woodall; and a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins whom he loved and who loved him. 
Funeral services will be arranged and published. Murray’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to the Hunter Daniel Stallings Trust at Texas National Bank, or to Dan Stallings, Rt. 8, Box 311, Jacksonville, TX 75766. 
All funds will be applied to a college trust for Hunter, who is the only child of Daniel Murray Stallings. 

Clark Wilkinson Burns
Services for Clark Wilkinson Burns, 81, of Troup will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cottle Funeral Home Chapel in Troup. The Rev. James Cheatham will officiate. 
Burial with Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Dixie Masonic Lodge No. 272, and will be at Pinecrest Cemetery in Troup, under direction of the funeral home. 
Mr. Burns died Sunday at a Troup nursing home. He was the only son of O. D. and Lessie Wilkinson Burns, who preceded him in death. 
He graduated high school in the Salem community near Troup. He served 22 years as a machinist for the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. He also was a 50 year member of Masons. 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Priscilla Knapp. 
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marie Wilson Burns; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Douglas Jones of Houston; a sister and brother-in-law, Martha Jane and Jack Jones of Amarillo; two grandsons, Donald Peter Jones and Brian Campbell of Houston; a niece and two nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Douglas Jones, Peter Jones, Brian Jones, W. D. Wilkinson, Bill Crites, Leon Smith, Joe Starnes and Leroy Streck. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Obituaries for Thursday, November 15, 2001

Philip G. Mehner
Services for Philip G. Mehner, 78, of Eagle Lake will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake. The Rev. Don Delaplain will officiate. 
Graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk. 
Mr. Mehner died Tuesday in Winnfield, La. 
He was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Marshall to Carl F. Mehner and Irene Hartt Mehner. 
He was raised in Rusk where he graduated from high school. 
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in Europe and army of occupation in Japan. He was a banker and a resident of Eagle Lake for the past 10 years. He was a member and current commander of American Legion Post No. 108 of Eagle Lake and a member of the Eagle Lake United Methodist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Carl H. Mehner. 
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn J. Mehner of Eagle Lake; a daughter, Glenda L. Mitchell, Houston; a son, Gary Jackson Campbell, Houston; sister, Kitty Miller, Houston; sister-in-law, Marie Mehner, Rusk; brother, John Mehner, Galveston; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Memorials may be made to either the Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 695, Eagle Lake, TX 77434 or American Legion Post No. 108 toy Fund, 407 North Walnut, Eagle, TX 77434. 

Rev. William Charles Pruitt Jr.
The Rev. William Charles Pruitt Jr., 75, passed away Monday, November 12, 2001 in Humble, Texas. After leaving his beloved hometown of Muleshoe, Texas and serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, he settled in Jacksonville, Texas. 
A career educator and Baptist minister, he was associated with Jacksonville Baptist College, the BMA Theological Seminary, the BMA Chaplains’ Committee, and the East Texas Adult Education Cooperative. Bro. 
Pruitt also served for many years as pastor of several churches throughout East Texas. 
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Ruth Palmer Pruitt of New Caney,formerly of Jacksonville; one daughter, Suzanne Pruitt Clampitt of New Caney; two sons, Philip Pruitt of Jacksonville and John Pruitt of Houston - Clear Lake area; and five grandchildren, Jonathan, Macy and Madison Pruitt, and Jennifer and William Clampitt. He is also survived by five brothers, James, Jasper, Jarrell, Carroll and Howard Pruitt; and two sisters, Mary Byford and Carolyn Gross. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Charlie” and Helen Pruitt of Muleshoe and two brothers, Garvin and Odis Pruitt. 
Services will be held Friday, November 16, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist church in New Caney, Texas with interment services following Saturday, November 17, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Mixon, Texas and committal in the Mixon, Texas Cemetery. 

David Vermillion
Services for David Vermillion, 55, of Frankston will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist church of Frankston, with Bros. Eddie Hilburn and George Folmar officiating. 
Burial will be at Frankston City Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Frankston. 
Mr. Vermillion died Wednesday in Tyler. He was born Mar. 15, 1946, to Dave and Louise Vermillion. 
He graduated from Frankston High School in 1964 and resided in Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff for the past 11 years. 
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Frankston. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Wanda Reynolds. 
He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Jim Smith of Frankston; nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Pallbearers include B. V. “Bo” Ousley, Troy House, Bill Reynolds, Gerald Smith, Jim Reynolds and Jon Dansby. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Obituaries for Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Carl R. Rogers 
Services for Carl R. Rogers, 84, of Rusk will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Rusk. The Revs. Lee Welch and Don Copeland will officiate. 
Burial will be at Salem Cemetery. 
Mr. Rogers died Sunday in Tyler. 
He was a lifelong resident of Rusk and was a member of First Baptist Church in Rusk. He retired in 1981 from Cherokee County Electric Cooperative after 25 years of service. He also was a retired farmer and an avid gardener. 
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Hettie Rogers of Rusk; several nieces and nephews; special nieces and nephews, Ricky, Jennifer and Matthew Wilcox, all of Rusk; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Gard of Rusk and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Going of Jacksonville. 
Pallbearers will be W.H. Gard, Jimmy Going, Morris Dixon, Dan West, Tommy Jones, Jimmy Long, Harvey Cotten and Bill Robinson. Honorary pallbearers include the Brotherhood Sunday school class, employees of Cherokee Count Co-op, Larry Bullock, Johnnie Lucas and Ronnie Lucas. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701 or First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 258, Rusk, 75785. 

Howard Dunn 
Services for Howard Dunn, 91, of Flint, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roy Thoene officiating. Burial will be in Flint Cemetery under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. 
Mr. Dunn died Monday morning in Tyler. 
He was born March 11, 1911, in Smith County. He was a lifelong area resident. 
Mr. Dunn was a Baptist, and he worked for the Smith County Road Department. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Dunn; brothers, Roy, Hubbard, Roby and Frank Dunn; sisters, Vonnie Ercanbrack; and two half brothers, Alfred and Billy Dunn. 
Survivors are nieces and nephews including Laveda Martin of Flint; and great nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Louise Albright Holleman 
Graveside services for Louise Albright Holleman, 81, of Pasadena will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holleman Cemetery near Laneville with her son, the Rev. Michael Holleman, officiating. 
Services are under the direction of Croffard Funeral Home, Henderson. 
Mrs. Holleman died Sunday at Mariner Nursing Home, Houston. 
She was born Sept. 26, 1920, in Jacksonville. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Holleman in 1977. 
Survivors include daughters, Virginia Mullenex of Spring and Carol Holleman of Seattle, Wash.; son, the Rev. John Michael Holleman Roseberg of Oregon; brothers, Adrian Albright of Jacksonville and John Albright of Jacksonville; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.


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