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Obituaries for Friday, July 6, 2001 

Jack W. Morriss
Services for Jack W. Morriss, 71, of Rusk were at 2 p.m. today at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk with the Revs. Charles Nunnally and Troy Dagle officiating. Burial was at Russell Cemetery. 
Mr. Morriss died Wednesday at Rusk ETMC. He was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Chandler and lived most of his life in Tyler before moving to Rusk in 1987. He served in both the Marines and the U.S. Navy. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Adams Chapel United Methodist Church and VFW Post No. 3406. 
Survivors include his wife, Louise Morriss of Rusk; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Jose Feliciano of Tyler and Tina and Richard Deggs of Wylie; brother and sister-in-law, Bishop and Margaret Morriss of Chandler; stepchildren, Deborah Houston, Kenneth Jones and Carol Levine; and grandchildren, April Feliciano, Beth, Sean and Christine Houston, Zachary and Matthew Levine. 
Pallbearers were Kenneth Jones, Tommy Jones, Mike Helm, George Covington, Dave Bates and Glen Hugghins. 
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation. 

Flora Marie Heath
Services for Flora Marie Heath, 79, of Kemp will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Eubank Memorial Chapel under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank. 
The Rev. Jim Renfro will officiate. 
Burial will be at Duncan Cemetery. 
Mrs. Heath died Thursday in Dallas. She was born Feb. 11, 1922, in Rusk County. 
She was a homemaker. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Heath in 1999; and brothers, Leonard, Donald and Calvin White. 
Survivors include son, Louis Heath of Kemp; sister, June Taylor of Jacksonville; brother, Willis White of Centerville; and grandchildren, Jocelyn and Logan Heath of Kemp. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 21211 S.H. 274, Kemp, TX, 75143. 

Adell Ford
Services for Adell Ford, 89, of Rusk will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. The Revs. Don Copeland and Paul Gates will officiate. 
Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery near Rusk. 
Mrs. Ford died Thursday at Rusk. She was born Jan. 31, 1912, in Cherokee County. 
She was a homemaker. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Ford. 
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Wayne and JoAnn Ford of LaRue, and Jerry Lynn and Barbara Ford of Dialville; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Don McAllister of Rusk, and Nellie and Charlie Morgan of Freeport; sisters Lorene Patterson of Jacksonville, and Erma Zurbourgh and Mollie Rambin, of Dickinson; 23 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Donnie Ford, Kenneth McAllister, Shipper Glover, Kevin Ford, Billy Ford Jr., and John Gilmore. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Obituaries for Tuesday, July 3, 2001

William “Bill” Craddock
Services for William “Bill” Craddock, 96, of Tyler, formerly of Jacksonville, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Burks Walker Tippit Chapel. The Revs. James T. Garrett and Oral R. Bowman will officiate. 
Burial will at Cathedral of the Pines. 
Mr. Craddock died Monday in Tyler. He was born April 11, 1905, in Sardis and was a Tyler resident since 1956. He was a senior deacon at Trinity Baptist Church in Tyler and worked as a station agent for the Burlington Rock Island Railroad. He was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and had founded Cradco Building Maintenance Company in Tyler. 
Mr. Craddock was preceded in death by his grandson, Clay Craddock; brothers, Daniel and Wesley Craddock; and sisters, Beatrice Lummus and Lorena Cadenhead. 
Survivors include his wife, Dora Mae Craddock of Tyler; sons, James, William and John Craddock, both of Tyler; sister, Vurlon Lewis of Conroe; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Chris Craddock, Cavan Craddock, Cameron Craddock, Mitchell Craddock, Carl Negley and Brandon Watson. 
Honorary pallbearers include Scott Hall, Francis Greenfield and the deacons of Trinity Baptist Church. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 today at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church at 604 W. 4th St., Tyler, 75701, or to the Hospice of East Texas at 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, 75701. 

Jessie L. Slawson
Services for of Clute are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Slawson died today in Clute.

Obituaries for Monday, December 24, 2001

Joyce Katharine Glover
Services for Joyce Katharine Glover, 83, of College Station are at 10 a.m. today at Boren-Conner Funeral Home with the Rev. Grady Higgs officiating. 
Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Glover died Saturday in Palestine. 
She was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Jacksonville, where she lived most of her life. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church in College Station. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harrison Glover, and her son, Ernest Paul Glover. 
Survivors include her brother, Curtis Ross of Jacksonville; sisters, Lorene Darden of Troup and Molly Smith of Pasadena; two adopted grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Obituaries for June 11, 2002

Helen Myrl Pierce Mason 
Services for Helen Myrl Pierce Mason, 65, of Rusk will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home chapel in Rusk. James Love will officiate. 
Burial will be at Salem Cemetery. 
Mrs. Mason died Sunday at her home in Rusk. 
She was born Sept. 21, 1936, in Rusk, where she was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Rusk Church of Christ and retired from Rusk State Hospital after many years of service as a supervisor over the switchboard operators. 
She is survived by her son, Mike Mason of Longview; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Ruth Pierce of Rusk and Bill and Wanda Pierce of Tyler; sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Archie Kennard of Tyler and Pat and J.C. Tate of Tyler; grandchildren, Teri Reynolds of Oceanside, Calif., and Brook Mason of Longview; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. 
Pallbearers are Rickey Pierce, Jeff Pierce, Marc Tate, Chad Walley, Jon Tate and Jack O’Neal. 
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Lucy Jane Etheridge 
Graveside memorial services for Lucy Jane Etheridge will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Reese Cemetery. Steve Handley and Roy Adams will officiate. 
Mrs. Etheridge died May 22 at Orange Park medical Center in Middleburg, Fla., following a long illness. She was born Nov. 8, 1910, in Pittsburg, Kan., and had lived in California, Florida and Reese at various times. Mrs. Etheridge was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Emmett” Etheridge. 
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and John Thomas of Middleburg, Fla.; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; and brother, Alfred Pryor of Pittsburgh, Kan. 

Wydett Barber Herrington 
Services for Wydett Barber Herrington, 91, of Jacksonville are pending at Thompson Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Herrington died Monday in Jacksonville.

Obituaries for October 2, 2001

Reppie Mae Wade
Graveside services for Reppie Mae Wade, 90, of Jacksonville will be at 3 p.m. today at McKnight Cemetery in Cushing. The Rev. Bruce Webb will officiate. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Wade died Friday at a local nursing home. She was born Oct. 6 in Jonesville, Va. 
She lived most of her life in Jacksonville, was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist church. 
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Helen Wade of Jacksonville; daughter-in-law, Sybil Wade of Channelview; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund. 

Obituaries for December 19, 2001

Rosa Lee Nays
Services for Rosa Lee Nays, 92, of Jacksonville will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sweet Union Baptist Church. The Rev. Terry Copeland and evangelist Kay Bell will officiate. 
Burial will be Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home. 
Mr. Nays died Sunday in Tyler. He was born June 12, 1909, in Cherokee County. 
He attended Green Chapel public school. 
Mr. Nays was affiliated with Bisby Chapel A.M.E. Church. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Masonic Lodge. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Sylvester Nays. 
He is survived by his wife, Connie Nays of Jacksonville; sons, Melvin Nays of Fort Worth, Charlie Bob Nays of Rosenberg and Tommy Nays of Jacksonville; daughters, Barnestine McGaha of Dallas, Cynthia Matlock of Whitehouse and Kay Bell of Neches; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers are Walter Russell, Rafus Runnells, Larry Nays, Charles Bagley, Travis Thompson, Donald Green and Joe Nays. 
Honorary pallbearers include V.G. Green Jr., Othel Adams, Rev. Quincy Adams, Willie Adams, Theo Green, Grady Franklin, Ernest Adams, Arthur Tatum and Dave Black. 

Floyd Richardson
Graveside services for Floyd Richardson, 91, of Jacksonville will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McDonald’s Cemetery. 
Services are under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home of Jacksonville. 
Mr. Richardson died Tuesday in Tyler. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Murray Stallings
Services for Murray Stallings, 29, of Dialville will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Stallings died Monday in a Jacksonville hospital. He was born Dec. 27, 1971, in Sulphur Springs. He was a LVN with Jacksonville Health Care. 
Survivors include his son, Hunter Stallings of Dialville; father and stepmother, Dan and Cindy Stallings of New Summerfield; mother, Patty Pace of Grand Prairie; stepmother, Janice Putnam of Lubbock; brother, Wiley Stallings of Frankston; sister, Stacie Vandagriff of Grand Prairie; stepsister, Kelly Byrd of Albany, Okla.; grandparents, H.D. and Ella Stallings of New Summerfield, Raymond and Mae Smith of Albany, Okla., and A.F. and Yvonne Montgomery of Sherman; great-grandmother, Violet Woodall of Jacksonville; one niece; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Pallbearers will be Craig Taylor, Brad Taylor, Chad Taylor, Chris Frazer, Steve Frazer and John Dixon. Honorary pallbearers include Ricky Murphy, James Davis, Justin “Jud” Walker and Chris Walker. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorials can be made at Texas National Bank to Hunter Stallings College Trust Fund. 

Bob Kellis
Services for Bob Kellis, 69, of Jacksonville and formerly of Victoria, were at 3 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. The Rev. David Moore officiated. 
Burial was at Meador Cemetery in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Kellis died Monday. He was born March 20, 1932, in Tyler. 
Mr. Kellis was a truck driver for Martin Trucking Company of Kilgore and affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Victoria. 
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kellis of Jacksonville; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Michele Partin of Jacksonville and Keith Partin of Centerville; daughters, Linda Kellis and Kathy Kellis of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, John Kellis of Tyler, Dean Kellis of Alto and Bill Kellis of Victoria; sisters, Bonnie Thompson and Betty of Sugarland, Margaret Grimes of Jacksonville, and Carol and Shirley; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Obituaries for Monday, July 29, 2002

Alice Irene ‘Big Mama’ Langham 
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Irene “Big Mama” Langham, age 98, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Renfro Memorial Chapel at Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Jacksonville, with the Rev. Jimmy Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, under direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Langham was born July 25, 1904, in Jacksonville, Texas, and had resided in this area all of her life. She had worked in the nursing profession and was a Methodist. 
Mrs. Langham was preceded in death by her husband, James Odell Langham; two sons, Horace Fuller Langham and Morris Kenneth Langham; one daughter, Mary Ann Nolley; and a great-great-granddaughter, Tara Allison Bailey. 
Mrs. Langham is survived by her sister, Jewel Williams of Jacksonville; daughters-in-law, Joyce Langham of Pine Hill and Anna Rose Langham of Jacksonville; son-in-law, Charles Nolley of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren, Ken and Lynda Langham, Mark and Vicki Langham, David and Melissa Langham, Pat and Blake Donald, Morris Wayne Langham, Naomi and Steve Westbrook, James Langham, John and Dusty Langham, Arlene Langham, Greg Nolley and Dane Nolley; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. 
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Neal McGaughey and great-grandsons. 
Visitation will be Monday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. at Boren-Conner Funeral Home. 

Bettye Ann Kite McClenon 
Graveside services for Bettye Ann Kite McClenon, 63, of Scroggins and formerly of Jacksonville, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meador Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. The Rev. R.V. Luna will officiate. 
Mrs. McClenon died Saturday in Bullard. 
She was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Sparkman, Ark. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She had lived in Jacksonville for about 20 years before moving to Scroggins seven years ago. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lavell Davis; son, Michael Davis; and parents, Gerald and Hazel Kite. 
She is survived by her sons, Danny and Mark Davis, both of Scroggins; daughters, Dina Hayes of Bullard and Anita McElfresh of Springfield, Wash.; brothers, Gerald Kite of Jacksonville and Jackie Kite of North Carolina; sisters, Shirley Hendrix and Jean Kite, both of Jacksonville; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Danny Davis, 109 Shady Oil Rd., Scroggins, 75480. 

Jason Alan Adams 
Services for Jason Alan Adams, 21, of Mixon were held at 10 a.m. today at the Cottle Funeral Home Chapel in Troup. The Rev. Lester Foreman officiated. 
Burial was at Mixon Cemetery in Mixon. 
Mr. Adams died Saturday in Henderson. 
He was born June 17, 1981, in Galveston to Rusty and the late Sheila Adams. 
He lived most of his life in the Troup area and attended Troup High School. 
He was a Baptist. 
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Troy Adams and grandmother, Vonnie Adams. 
He is survived by his wife of two years, Jamie Lynn Adams of Troup; son, Sean Adams of Troup; parents, Rusty and Corliss Adams of Troup; brother, Lance Adams of Troup; sisters, Ashley Adams of Troup and Tiffiney McMakin of Jacksonville; grandparents, Carroll Adams of Houston and Doyle and Glenda Melton of Troup; great-grandmothers, Pauline Adams of Jacksonville and Violet Keck of White Oak. 
Friends served as his pallbearers.

Obituaries for Monday, July 2, 2001

Raymond L. Priddy
Services for Raymond L. Priddy, 76, of Jacksonville will be at 2 p.m Tuesday at Renfro Memorial Chapel at Boren-Conner Funeral Home with Dr. Harold Brunson officiating. 
Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Priddy died Saturday at his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Ellis County, Texas. 
He was a resident of the Jacksonville area for 43 years. He was a member of Hill Creek Baptist Church, Whitehouse, a minister and a bookkeeper. 
He served in the U.S. Army Infantry. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Lorene Priddy, and granddaughter, Jennifer Odom. 
Survivors include daughters, Sue Wood of Humble, Charla Marsh of Corpus Christi and Betty Odom of Tyler; brothers, Weldon Priddy of Lancaster, Joe Priddy of Belton, Bob Priddy of Troy, Tom Priddy of Austin and Bruce Priddy; sister, Margaret Bartlett of Grand Prairie; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers are Carroll Nash, Ray Odom, Ronnie Batie, Kelly Jones, Tommy Marrett and Jerry Stokes. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Pat “Clyde” E. Reagan
Services for Pat “Clyde” E. Reagan, 67, of Reese will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Bonner officiating. 
Burial will follow at Reese Cemetery. 
Mr. Reagan died Saturday in Jacksonville. He was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Reese. 
He was a farmer and rancher and a member of Antioch Methodist Church. Mr. Reagan served in the U.S. Army. 
Survivors include wife, Theta Reagan of Reese; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Laurie Reagan; daughter and son-in-law, Christi and Maurice Pipkin of Crandall; brothers, Johnny Reagan of Reese and Edward Reagan of Jacksonville; sisters, Margaret Holcomb and Peggy Pike of Jacksonville; and two granddaughters, Hilliary Alyson Reagan and Callie Christene Reagan. 
Pallbearers are G. W. Pike, Joe Blackmon, Travis Etheridge, Bryan Blackmon, Jason Roach, Randy Bonner, Richie Simmons and Dewayne Blackmon. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Obituaries for June 9, 2002

Floyd Stafford Jr. 
Services for Floyd Stafford Jr., 87, of New Summerfield will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Hill Christian Church. Freddy Spencer will officiate. 
Burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Stafford died Wednesday at a Marlin hospital. 
He was born July 27, 1923, in Cherokee County. He attended Pine Hill and New Summerfield schools and was a musician. 
He was a member of Pine Hill Christian Church and served as a deacon, worked on the building fund and played the piano. He also served in the U.S. Navy for four years. 
Mr. Stafford was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his stepbrother, Billy Cleaver. 
Pallbearers will be family members and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Pine Hill Christian Church. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Obituaries for Friday, July 26, 2002

Daniel Brown 
Services for Elder Daniel Brown, 67, of Jacksonville will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. 
Officiating ministers will be Bishop David Houston, Superintendents H.P. Jordan and N. Howard, the Revs. Dale Ward and James Peoples and Elder Alfonzo Story. 
Burial will be at Ragsdale Cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Elder Brown died Tuesday at his residence. He was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Leon County. He was a resident of the area for 47 years. He was retired from Nan Travis Hospital and was the pastor of White’s Temple COGIC in Jacksonville and was a member of the Jacksonville Ministerial Alliance and a member of HOPE Inc. 
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother, Jimmy Ray. 
Survivors include his wife, Bennie Faye Brown of Jacksonville; sons, Thomas Brown, Jimmy Brown, C.C. Brown, Daniel Ray Brown, Jay Brown and Sam Brown; daughters, Peggy Davis, Virginia Ann Brown, Carolyn Berry, Gwendolyn Warren and Bennie Jean Brown; brothers, Robert Brown Sr., Bobby Brown and Robert Brown Jr.; 21 grandchildren; and 11 grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Braxton Brown, Keith Thompson, Keana Brown, Bruce Brown, Corey Brown, Terrance Cox, Henry Cox and Gregory Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be ministers. 
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at White’s Temple COGIC. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Elder Daniel Brown Memorial Fund may be made at Austin Bank. 

Glen Dale James 
Memorial services for Glen Dale James, 74, of Frankston will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. The Rev. G.C. Folmar will officiate. 
Mr. James died Wednesday at a Tyler hospital. 
He was born March 22, 1928, in Hammond, Okla. He was retired as owner of Oilfield Service Co. in Aransas Pass. He also served in the U.S. Army as specialist third class. He moved to Frankston in 1998 and was a Baptist. 
Mr. James was preceded in death by his parents, G.C. and Nellie James and sons, Glen Calvin and Curtis Ashley James. 
Survivors include his wife, Norma H. James of Frankston; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tom Richardson of Fort Worth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Jean James of Tyler and George and Voncile James of Lamesa; sisters and brother-in-law, Nella Jo and Maurice LaRocque of Sioux City, Iowa, Naomi Dooling of Liberty, N.C., and Dotti Drollinger of Mount Clemens, Mich.; grandsons, Thomas, Robert and James Richardson, all of Fort Worth; step-grandsons, Vic Malone and wife, Jeanie, of Frankston and Mark Malone of Austin; and three step-great-grandsons. 

Edna Bea Smith Sherman 
Funeral services for Edna Bea Smith Sherman, 72, of Jacksonville, Texas, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2002, in the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, Texas, with the Rev. Clifford Taylor, the Rev. Chuck Lowery and the Rev. James McRight officiating. 
Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Sherman died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at a Jacksonville. Texas, hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Lufkin, Texas. She had been a secretary at Jacksonville Animal Shelter. She was affiliated with Golden Harvest Church f God and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Woodmen o the World, and the Rebekah’s. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Smith; brother, J.C. “Buddy” McRight; and sister, Bina Adelia “Coot” Warren. 
She is survived by her husband, Billy Sherman of Jacksonville, Texas; sons, Nathan Thomas “Tommy” Smith III of San Rose, Calif., and Mark Elton Smith of Jacksonville, Texas; daughters, Elaine Cobb of Rusk, Texas, and Bonnie “Beth” Saucilla of Jacksonville Texas; step-children, Barry Sherman of Lancaster, Texas, and Patricia Sherman of Seven Points, Texas; brothers, Mitchell McRight of Jacksonville, Texas, and Joe McRight of Jacksonville, Texas; numerous foster children; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Jackie Crane, Cliff McElfresh, Jeffery Rains, Chris Smith, Aaron Smith, Marvin Acker, Steve Noland and Richard Cobb. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Obituaries for Friday, June 22, 2001

Mary J. Minton
Services for Mary J. Minton, 92, of Jacksonville, are pending at Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Minton was born July 7, 1908. 
She died Thursday in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Minton is survived by her daughter, Eloise McKay of Jacksonville and three grandchildren. 

James “Jim” Barker
Services for James “Jim” Barker, 66, of Jacksonville, formerly of Trenton, Tenn., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Shelton Funeral Home in Trenton, Tenn. 
Burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Trenton. 
Mr. Barker died Thursday at a Jacksonville hospital. He was born May 14, 1935, in Gipson County, Tenn. 
He had lived in Jacksonville since 1976. 
He was a lab technician at East Texas Medical Center, Jacksonville. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Barker. 
Survivors include his ex-wife, Joan Barker of Jacksonville; step-children and spouses, James and Sharon Batchelor of Neches, Art and Vickie Barrett of Bullard, Leon and Robbie Batchelor of Tyler and George and Kelly Kennedy of Auburn, Wash.; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Nelda Barker of German Town, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Tom Pool of Athens, Ga.; 10 step-grandchildren; and two nephews and a niece, all from Georgia. 

Channye Christian Allen
Services for Channye Christian Allen, 86, of Jacksonville will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sweet Union Baptist Church with the Rev. John Quincy Adams officiating. 
Burial will be in Ragsdale Cemetery under the direction of Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Allen died June 18 at East Texas Medical Center in Jacksonville. 
She was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Cherokee County. She graduated from Jacksonville High School and attended East Texas State University, Texas College, Texas A&M — Commerce and Texas Women’s University. She was a member of the Mount Haven C.M.E. Church and was a retired teacher and the manager of a family store. She also belonged to the Heroines of Jericho, Chapter 255. 
Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Allen; parents, John and Martha Christian; and brother, George Christian. She is survived by her sisters, Rosa Cook and Bertha Price, both of Dallas, Velma Echols of Tyler, and Cleo Stephens of Fort Worth; nieces, Hertha Echols, Harnell Williams and Orethann Price, all of Dallas and Ora Taylor of Tyler; nephews, George Christian of Sacramento, Calif., and John Echols of Dallas; step-sons, Edgar Allen of Oakland, Calif., and Leon Allen of Houston; and step-daughters, Jewel Allen of Houston, Nadine Adams, Vera Green, and Evelyn Allen, all of Jacksonville, and Quanita Allen of South Field, Mich. 
Pallbearers will be George Christian Jr., John Echols, Donald Green, Oliver Handy, Arthur Runnels, Travis Thompson, French Taylor II and Lester Williams. Honorary pallbearers include Othel Adams, Ernest Adams, Dave Black, the Rev. Pleas Cook, Howard Echols, Theo Green, Verneler Green Jr., R.L. Nays, Rufus Runnels, Darrell Thompson, French Taylor Sr., and Freddy Williams. 
Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Obituaries for Tuesday, May 7, 2002

Dewitt “Tubby” Gothard
Graveside services for Dewitt “Tubby” Gothard, 77, of Henderson will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Crow Cemetery. The Revs. Jere Wilson and Robert Hall will officiate. 
Services are under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson. 
Mr. Gothard died Sunday at his residence. He was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Henderson. 
He was a cattleman and retired businessman. 
He served in the 8th Division Army Air Force as a radio operator during World War II. 
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jean Gothard of Henderson; daughters and son-in-law, Jerri Gay and Mark Dowden of Henderson and Susan Easley of Tyler; grandchildren, Cal Easley, Baxter Easley, Morgan Dowden and Meagan Dowden; sisters, Connie Tate of Henderson, Frances Ventresca of Houston and Avis Rithman of LeBanon III; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be W.P. Holcomb, Andy Turlington, Ron Worthington, Aubrey Womack, Damon Bassett, Chuck Osborn and Bruce Dowden. 
Honorary pallbearers will be A.W. Riter Jr., Dean Cravey and Haywood Eason. 
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Anna Laura Hogge
Services for Anna Laura Hogge, 78, of Houston were at 2 p.m. today at Nelson Murphy Chapel in Linden. The Rev. Jimmy Holloway officiated. 
Burial was at Bear Creek Cemetery in Cass County, under the direction of Haaland Family Funeral Home in Linden. 
Ms. Hogge died Monday at her residence. She was born July 15, 1923, in Wilton, Ark. 
She was a retired legal secretary. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle Pauline Ward and Harrison Davis Hogge. 
She is survived by her sisters, Esther Brindle of Jacksonville; Davie Jackson of McAllen, Lou Anders of Liberty and Robyn Robertson of Las Cruces, N.M.; 14 nieces and nephews; 11 grand-nieces and nephews; and five great-grand nieces and nephews. 

Jaguars Jushun Cook
Services for infant Jaguars Jushun Cook of Jacksonville were at 11 a.m. today at Community Funeral Home. 
Burial was at Ragsdale Cemetery. 
Jaguars died Thursday at a Jacksonville hospital. 
He is survived by his parents, Kelvin Cook and Diana Woods; grandparents, Linda and Adolphus Woods, Trudy Cook and Ewlian Session; great-grandparents, Lessie Jones, Beauty Woods, Bernice Session and Gennell Hicks; and numerous other relatives. 
Pallbearers will be friends of the family. 

Wylie Aaron Skelton Sr.
Services for Wylie Aaron Skelton Sr., 79, of Mount Selman will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, with Albert Hill Jr. officiating. 
Burial will be at Mixon Cemetery. 
Mr. Skelton died Sunday at a Tyler hospital. He was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Mount Selman. 
He was a retired mechanic and employed with Firestone Equipment. 
He was a member of Gatewood Baptist Church in Houston. 
He is survived by his wife, Helen Inez Skelton of Mount Selman; sons, Wylie Aaron Skelton Jr. of Leakey and Raymond Allen Skelton of Houston; daughters, Elizabeth Jo Hanley of Des Peres, Mo., Gwendolyn Inella Yarbrough of Whitehouse and Rebecca Sue Dansby of Whitehouse; stepmother, Ocie Skelton of Nacogdoches; half-brothers, Rayford Earl Skelton of Houston, Royce Ray Skelton of Normangee, Orville Ray Skelton and Earnest Lacaze, both of Oklahoma; half-sisters, Betty Barrett of Flint and Norma Pitman of Cushing; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Larry Lykins, John Yarbrough, Roy Traylor, Raymond Skelton, Chris Skelton and Wayne Skelton. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Obituaries - Monday, May 6, 2002

Leon ‘Bubba’ Adams 
Services for Leon “Bubba” Adams, 69, of Jacksonville, were at 1 p.m. today at Sweet Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Chester Whitaker, Daniel Brown, Johnny Thacker, J. Peoples and Timothy Bircher officiated. 
Burial was at Jacksonville City Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home. 
Mr. Adams died Wednesday. He was born March 10, 1933, in New Summerfield. 
He attended New Summerfield public school and Fred Douglass High School in Jacksonville. 
He was a longtime resident of Jacksonville and an active member and deacon of Bowens Temple. 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. 
He is survived by his wife, Imogine Williams Adams; mother-in-law, Nellie A. Williams; son, Michael Adams, all of Jacksonville; daughters and sons-in-law, Irma and Charles Terrell of Wichita, Kan., Leona and Chester Bowens of Jacksonville; Janis Robinson of Jacksonville; brothers, M.C. Adams and Willie Mack Adams, both of Dallas; sister, Eva Lee McCullar of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Joyce Alexander, Nellie Walker, Ethel Williams and Brenda Rembert, all of Wichita, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Josh Nichols, Cecil Richardson, Jimmy Davis, Xerxes Sanders, Herman Stafford and Royce Whitaker. 
Honorary pallbearers were Craig Hughes, Carlos Walker and Melvin Crawford. 

Jerry Lee Henderson 
Graveside services for Jerry Lee Henderson, 57, of Frankston will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wofford Cemetery near Frankston with the Rev. James Farmer officiating. 
Services are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Frankston. 
Mr. Henderson died Friday at his residence. He was born Jan. 9, 1945, in Frankston. He was a lifetime area resident and a Baptist. 
Survivors include his brothers, Homer Henderson and Robert “J.W.” Henderson, both of Frankston; sisters, Lorene Ivey of Edgewood, Abilene Johnson of Ennis, Adeline Emmert of Ennis, Annie Doris Reid of Frankston and Linda Kay Carlton of Palestine; and several nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Wayne L. Cundiff 
Services for Wayne L. Cundiff, 95, of Jacksonville will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville with the Rev. Peggy Edge officiating. 
Services are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. 
Mr. Cundiff died Sunday in Jacksonville. He was worn April 4, 1907, in Mexia. He was a retired accountant for Southwestern Electric Service Company in Jacksonville. He was a member of First Christian Church in Jacksonville and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Cundiff, and his daughter, Mary Alice. 
He is survived by his granddaughter, Celia Fritch of Roy, Wash., and his great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Obituaries for Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Howard Leon (Woody) Woodall 
Howard Leon (Woody) Woodall, 77, former mayor of Grand Saline and retired publisher of the Grand Saline Sun, died Monday, June 17, 2002. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at First United Methodist Church of Grand Saline. Rev. Roger Garbs will officiate. Bartley Funeral Home will direct the services. Burial will follow a Woodside Cemetery in Grand Saline. 
Mr. Woodall and his wife, Fern, owned the Grand Saline Sun and Edgewood Enterprise from 1972 until late 1986. They also owned and operated, at various times during that period, the Van Progress, the Tri-County News in Mabank and the Wood County (Quitman) Democrat. 
Mr. Woodall was born August 18, 1924, in Goodlett, Texas, and later graduated from Williams High School near there. He was a medical corpsman in the European Theater during World War II and survived both the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. In 1949 he married Fern Barham of Wright City, Texas. 
He worked as a roughneck and then as a pumper and gauger in the East Texas oil field and later in Kansas and Oklahoma. In 1963, he joined the Jacksonville Daily Progress as an advertising account executive but most loved his additional duties as a sports writer. He worked there until he and his wife bought newspapers in Grand Saline and Edgewood. 
While in Grand Saline, he served as president of he Chamber of Commerce and held various other offices in the chamber and the Grand Saline Economic Development Corporation. He served as mayor for two terms from 1987 until 1991. 
In 1991, he was named Man of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Grand Saline. He was for many years an active member and director of Texas Press Association and North and East Texas Press Association. 
After they sold the newspaper company, the Woodalls traveled extensively by motor home, spending time in every state except Hawaii and visiting most of the Canadian provinces. He was an avid reader, hobbyist photographer and loved maps. Mr. Woodall was also an amateur artist, working in pencil and watercolors. He completed art consignments for a number of families and organizations in Grand Saline and Jacksonville. 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Fern; by son, Bill and his wife, Nanette, of Tyler; by son, Bert, and his wife, Denise, of Prescott, Ariz.; and by daughter, Lisa Reid, and her husband B.J., of Tulsa, Okla. 
He is also survived by grandson, Josh Woodall, and his wife, Emily, of Omaha, Neb.; granddaughter, Katie Noland, and her husband, Mike, of Tyler; granddaughters, Meagan and Kelsey Reid, both of Dallas; step-granddaughter, Heather Crist, and her husband, Chip, of Tyler; and by step-grandson, Phil Shinalt, and his wife, Reagan, of Jacksonville. He is survived by two great-grandchildren, Jackson Noland and Faith Crist, both of Tyler; and several step-great-grandchildren in Lubbock and Forney. 
Also among the survivors are sisters, Beth Homes of North Plate, Neb., and Barbara Woodall of Grove, Okla.; and brother-in-law, Con Rogers of Manassa, Colo. He also leaves countless friends. 
Pallbearers will be John Rash, Floyd Stewart, Bruce Cheatham and Jimmy Shield of Grand Saline, Oscar Rodgers of Will’s Point and Pat Allison of Dallas. 

David Ismael Rubio 
Services for David Ismael Rubio, 1, of New Summerfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Guadalupe Catholic Church in New Summerfield with Father Jose Cortez officiating. 
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. 
The infant died Monday at a Tyler hospital. 
He was born Oct. 2, 2000, in Jacksonville. 
Survivors include parents Ismael and Yolanda Rubio of New Summerfield; brother Jose Andrean Castillo of New Summerfield; one sister; grandparents Jose Miguel Rubio, Sr., of New Summerfield, Maria Del Pueblito of New Summerfield, Alicia Vega of Palestine, and Rufino Vega of Overton; great grandfather Cirilo Estrada of New Summerfield; godparents Severo Hernandea and Maria Marivel Hernandez of Austin; and several aunts and uncles. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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