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Obituaries for Thursday, July 11, 2002

Odis E. Bass Jr. 
Services for Odis E. Bass Jr., 74, of Jacksonville will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. 
The Rev. Jim Shine will officiate. 
Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Bass died Wednesday at a Tyler hospital. 
He was born June 10, 1928, in Jacksonville. 
He was area manager with Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Co. 
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville and had served in the U.S. Army in Japan after World War II. 
He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 108 and was a Shriner. 
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Bass of Jacksonville; daughters, Darlene Mullins of Tyler and Linda Marcia of Humble; brother, Bob Bass of Jacksonville; sister, Shirley McAnally of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Sam Hensley, Charles Dickerson, Paul Carroll, Oris Grimes, Oscar Smith, Rayburn McCown, Joe Weaver and Alonzo Sherman. 
Honorary pallbearers include the members of the Men’s Bible Class of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Travis D. McCain 
Travis D. McCain was born on January 9, 1944, in Childress, Texas, and passed away on July 8, 2002. Upon graduation from Childress High School, he attended Decatur Baptist College, where he was a Junior College All-American in basketball. He went on to attend Rice University in Houston, where he lettered on the basketball team and graduated with a degree in business commerce in 1967. He moved to Rusk in 1973, where he was president of Hill-McCain Construction Company until 1986. He had been owner and president of Allstate Athletic Supply in Rusk for the last 15 years. 
During his time in Rusk he was an active member of the community. 
He was a former director of the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, a former president of the Rusk Kiwanis Club, a former member of the Rusk Quarterback Club, and a sponsor of numerous youth athletic activities, including baseball, basketball and soccer. 
He served the First Baptist Church of Rusk as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. 
He is survived by his wife Sandra of 38 years. He is also survived by three children, Torri and husband Curtis Acheson of Tyler, Kristen and husband Scott Nance of Spring and son, Daniel of Dallas; brother Larry of Bowie; six grandchildren, Caitlin, Alyssa, Elizabeth and Andrew Acheson of Tyler, and Derek and Brooke Nance of Spring; and countless extended family and friends. 
Visitation will be held at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in Rusk on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Welch officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk immediately following the service. Pallbearers include Buddy Brashear, Bob Clayton, Keith Dyess, David Fulton, Dr. Jerry Ocker, Ken Peloquin, Sam Raiborn and Bill Traweek. Memorials may be made to the Allstate Athletic Supply Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 348, Rusk, 75785. 

Carrie Alice Collins Hammons 
Services for Carrie Alice “Mama” Collins Hammons, 72, of Rusk will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Rusk. The Rev. Don Copeland will officiate. 
Mrs. Hammons will be cremated. 
Mrs. Hammons died Wednesday at her residence. 
She was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Angelina County. She lived in several local cities as well as Houston and attended school in Bulah. 
She had worked as a cashier at Nixon Pharmacy for eight years and at Isaacs Service Station. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvon Hammons Sr., and daughter, Avalon Miller. 
Survivors include her sons, Alvon Hammons of Jacksonville and James Hammons of Rusk; daughters, Carrie Collins of Rusk and Alice Nolan of San Antonio; adopted children, Lucille Sword, Lavitta Fawcett and Sheila Cox, all of Rusk, Marita Temple of Dallas and Billy Lusk of Grapeland; brothers, Johnny Collins of Willis and Joe Collins of Vidor; sisters and brother-in-law, Willie Ethel and Billy Smith of Vidor and Ettie Reed of Houston; son-in-law, James Collins of Rusk; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

William Francis Rogers 
Private services for William Francis Rogers, 71, of Jacksonville and formerly of Houston, were held today under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Rogers died Tuesday at a Jacksonville hospital. 
He was born May 11, 1931, in Providence, R.I. He was a retired insurance executive of Cravens-Dargan in Houston. He was Catholic and had served in the U.S. Air Force. 
Survivors include his wife, Billie Rogers of Jacksonville; sons, Kenneth Rogers of Houston and Donald Rogers of Texas City; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Christopher Rogers, both of Jacksonville and Nancy Rogers of Ocean Springs, Miss. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Roscoe ‘Red’ Session 
Services for Roscoe “Red” Session are pending under the direction of Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Session died today in Rusk. 

Ona Brown Pope 
Services for Ona Brown Pope, 89, of Jacksonville are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Pope died Tuesday at a Jacksonville hospital. 

Obituaries for May 24, 2002

Veda L. Grandberry
Services for Veda L. Grandberry, 45, of Jacksonville will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sweet Union Baptist Church. Tony Johnson, Daniel Brown and L.T. Session will officiate. 
Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Grandberry died Wednesday at her home. She was born Jan. 1., 1957, in Cherokee County. 
She attended Jacksonville High School and was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. 
She was a member of Saint Paul Baptist church. 
She worked for Snoke’s Special Products and for a home healthcare agency. 
She was a member of Saint Paul Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a program announcer. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Roscoe Lee. 
She is survived by her husband, Willie L. Grandberry of Jacksonville; parents, Lafayette and Earlene Ragsdale of Jacksonville; brothers, Larry Roberts of Jacksonville, Don Ragsdale of Austin and Rodney Ragsdale of Jacksonville; sisters, Cynthia Lee of Portland, Ore., Mary Ann Story of New Summerfield and Vickie Ragsdale of Jacksonville. 
Pallbearers will be Terry Roberts, Billy Charles Roberts, Rodney Ragsdale, Van Jeril Roberts, Tommie Rusk and Micheal Rusk. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Darwin Roberts, Steve Grandberry, Jimmy Grandberry Jr., Charles Roberts, LaMarcus Rusk, Kizel Brown, Ken Roberts, Tedrick Rusk and Antonio Mason. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Sweet Union Baptist Church, 302 N. Main St., Jacksonville, TX 75766.

Obituaries for Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Travis Dale McCain 
Services for Travis Dale McCain, 58, of Rusk are pending at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk. 
Mr. McCain died Monday at a Foley, Ala., hospital. 

Elizabeth Klaus 
Services for Elizabeth Klaus, 80, of Slaton were held Saturday at Englunds Chapel in Slaton. The Rev. Chris Downer officiated. 
Burial was at ‘s Resthaven Cemetery in Slaton. 
Mrs. Klaus died June 2 at her home. 
She was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Mount Selman and graduated from Jacksonville High School before moving to Lubbock in 1957. 
She retired from Citizens Bank in Slaton in 1974. 
She was also a member of Bible Baptist Church in Slaton and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post. 
Mrs. Klaus was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Klaus in 19985. She is survived by her sons, Claud Nall of Mabank, Corky Nall of Athens and Larry Nall of Slaton; stepson, Calvin W. Klaus of Russia; brother, M.C. Dublin of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to Slaton Meals on Wheels, 230 W. Lynn St., Slaton 79364 or Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 458, Slaton, TX, 79364. 

Robert Lee Perry 
Robert Lee Perry was born Sept. 27, 1938, to Nettie Irene and Lewis Elbert Perry at the home of his grandparents, William Elzie and Aurelia Walker in Joaquin. He died July 6, in Tyler, Texas. 
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church at 308 N. Henderson in Rusk at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10. David Porterfield, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Groves will officiate. Randall K. Smith, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Joaquin will also participate. Afterwards, there will be a processional drive to Anderson that afternoon for a graveside service at the Oddfellows Cemetery. His parents and many other Perry relatives are buried there. 
When Mr. Perry was six years old, his father died and his mother followed her husband just four years later. He was subsequently cared for by his aunt, Viola Walker Christian and husband, Julian Christian, then his aunt, Winnie Walker Smith and husband, Vestus Smith. 
Mr. Perry attended high school in Tenaha where he was named Best All Around Athlete. He was quarterback of the football team and captain of the basketball team. 
He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin. 
In 1964, he was awarded a National Science Foundation Grant to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He received a master’s degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University and did post-graduate work there in 1968. 
Mr. Perry taught social studies and math in Broaddus, Tenaha, Brookeland, Joaquin and Carthage. He served as director of Tri-County Community Action, Administrator of Head Start, Senior Nutrition, Senior Programs, Summer Youth Recreation and Nutrition, Youth Training and Employment. 
While living in Joaquin, Mr. Perry attended and was an elder at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Carthage. Since moving to Rusk, he has been a member of First United Methodist Church. After retirement, he followed family tradition and indulged his passion for his many hobbies, including gardening, beekeeping and traveling. 
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carolyn Davies Perry of Rusk; son, Roger Lewis and wife, Charman Perry and their children, Justin and Jessica of Shreveport, Louisiana; son, Harry Lee and wife, Marie Perry and their children , Kelly Brooks, Gregory Nicholas and Robin Leigh; daughter, Peggy Jean and husband, Kenneth Pike of Lewisville and their children, Calvin Perry and Casey Jean. 
Mr. Perry is also survived by his wife’s children, whom he helped rear, a son, Glenn and wife, Michelle McGee of Graham and their children Drew and Anna Whitney; and daughter, Whitney McGee and husband, Thomas Head, and their children Daniel and Nicolas of Bentonville, Ark.; and his mother-in-law, Mildred Musselwhite Davies of Dallas. His father-in-law, Alfred Ingram Davles died Nov. 17, 2001. 
He has two brothers, Charles Walker Perry and wife, Pat, of Houston and Royce Elbert Perry and wife, Linda, of Tenaha. His many other relatives and friends will mourn his death, but rejoice in his life. 
Mr. Perry had expressed a desire that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to send a memoriam to consider making a contribution to Hospice of East Texas Building Fund, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701, who were compassionate and supporting during his long illness; any cancer related organization; or the First United Methodist Church in Rusk. 

Moizelle M. Beckham 
Services for Moizelle M. Beckham, 74, of Frankston, formerly of Houston, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with Brother Tom Pesnell officiating. 
Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the New Hope Cemetery in Jewett. 
Mrs. Beckham died Saturday in Anderson County. 
She was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Jewett. 
Mrs. Beckham was a homemaker and a member of County Line Baptist Church in Bullard. Mrs. Beckham had lived in Frankston for 20 years. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Beckham. 
Survivors include a son, Charles Beckham of Houston; daughters Brenda Cathey of Frankston, Barbara Dick of Jacksonville and Sheila Beckham of Frankston; brother, Odell Story of Arlington; sisters, Faye Wade of Frankston, Mary Mahaffey of Arlington and Agnes Lummus of Shepherd; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Brett Banks, Jeff Banks, Stephen Beckham, David Hugghins, Rory Rothrock, Jay Ralston, Mark Terrell and Chet Pitts. 
Honorary pallbearer will be Kevin Rothrock. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Obits for Monday, July 8, 2002

Carrie Jane White
Graveside services for Carrie Jane White, 80, of Rusk will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hendrick Cemetery under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk. 
The Rev. Don Copeland will officiate. 
Mrs. White died Sunday at East Texas Medical Center in Jacksonville. She was born Aug. 18, 1921, in Percilla. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She lived in Rusk most of her life. 
Mrs. White is preceded in death by her husband William White; and son, Billy White. 
Survivors include sons, Lacy and Rickey White, both of Parsons, Tenn., Robert White of Lake Striker, and William and Charles White, both of Lake Palestine; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Bill Smith, Maurine White, Zella and Larry Smith, and Jimmie Bell and Maurice Jones, all of Rusk, Marie and Billy Sinclair of Lake Striker, and Sharon and Ronnie Wilburn of Maydelle; 34 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Bill Smith, Steve Whitaker, Kenny Wilburn, Steve Goff, Tony Wilburn and Stephen Oliver. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Charles “Newt” McDaniel
Services for Charles “Newt” McDaniel, 84, of Dialville will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. 
Burial will be at Providence Cemetery near Dialville. 
Mr. McDaniel died Saturday at Mother Frances hospital in Tyler. He was born Dec. 11, 1917, in Maydelle. 
He was self-employed at Service Station and was a member of First Untied Pentecostal Church in Jacksonville. 
Mr. McDaniel was preceded in death by his son, Charles McDaniel. He is survived by his wife, Noveline McDaniel of Dialville; and daughter, Dorothy Hughes of Bullard; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers include Ryan McDaniel and Chris Colvin. 
Visitation will be from 6 o 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Wayne Andrew Walley
Graveside services for Wayne Andrew Walley, 77, of the Ironton Community and formerly of Houston, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Earle’s Chapel Cemetery in Jacksonville under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Walley died Thursday in Ironton. He was born March 19, 1925, in Blue Mound, Ill. 
He was the former fire marshal of Houston ISD and a member of Agape Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville, 
He had also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. 
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Kenneth, Laverne, Delbert, Dean, Bob, Helen and Margaret. 
Survivors include his wife, Helen Walley of Ironton; sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Elaine Walley of Ironton and Wayne and Donna Walley of Oak Harbor, Wash.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Walley, Willie Watkins, Timothy Shank and Kenneth Fergueson.

Obituaries for Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Lincoln C. Jones
Services for Lincoln C. Jones, 61, of Denver, Colo., and formerly of Jacksonville will be at 1 a.m. Thursday at North Bolton Christian Church in Jacksonville. The Rev. Vernell Alexander will officiate. 
Burial will be at Jacksonville City Cemetery under the direction of Mercy/McGown Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Jones died Friday in Denver. He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Jacksonville. He had lived in Denver 30 years. He worked as a chef and was a Christian. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister. He is survived by his son, David Taylor; brothers, Claude and Horace Jones, both of Jacksonville, John Jones of Tyler and James Jones of Dallas; and sisters, Viola Bagley of Dallas and Ruby and Velma Jones, both of Jacksonville. 
Pallbearers will be Charles Bagley, Steven Jones, Darren Jones, Charles Hamlett, Derick Whitaker and Jason Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers Claude Jones, James Jones, Steve Whitaker, Romeo Bagley, Horace Jones and John Jones. 
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Peyton Heath Giblin
Graveside services for infant Peyton Heath Giblin will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Atoy Cemetery. The Rev. Daniel F. Rankin Jr. will officiate. 
Burial will be under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home of Rusk. 
Peyton was born and died Tuesday at a Jacksonville hospital. 
She is survived by her parents, Heath Giblin and Blaine Thompson of Atoy; grandparents, Marshall and Kathy Thompson of Rusk, Mike Giblin of Alto and Carl and Jean Hale of Alto; great-grandparents, Thelma Fairbanks of Decatur, Ala., and Claire Sides of Alto; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Ruth Bass
Services for Ruth Bass, 101, of Jacksonville, are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Bass died Tuesday at a Jacksonville hospital.

Obits for Friday, July 5, 2002

George H. Pope
Services for George H. Pope of Alto are pending at Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home. Mr. Pope died Wednesday at a Jacksonville hospital. 

Dan Haney
Services for Dan Haney, 72, of Jacksonville, formerly of Gilmer, are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Haney died Thursday at a Tyler hospital. 
He was born Aug. 26, 1929 in Gilmer. 

Wayne Andrew Walley
Services for Wayne Andrew Walley, 77, of Jacksonville are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Walley died Thursday in Jacksonville. 
He was born March 19, 1925, in Blue Mound, Ill. 
Mr. Walley was a former fire marshal for the Houston Independent School District, and he was a member of the Agape Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville. 
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. 

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 Wedneday, July 3, 2002

Oleta Warren Tillman
Services for Oleta Warren Tillman, 87, of Pierce’s Chapel, near Jacksonville will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. The Rev. Hank Chandler will officiate. 
Burial will be at Pierce’s Chapel Cemetery. 
Mrs. Tillman died Tuesday at a Jacksonville nursing home. 
She was born Jan. 12, 1915, in Cherokee County. She was a seamstress and a member of Pierce’s Chapel Methodist Church. 
She is survived by her son, C. “Bo” Warren of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters, Margaret Slane and Sally Dickson, both of Jacksonville; sisters, Eva Mae and Christell Batton, both of Jacksonville; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Choyce Batton, Jason Batton, Rocky Sustaire, Ricky Sustaire, Danny Batton and Michael Batton. 
Honorary pallbearers include Steven Roddy, Jeff Batton and Kenneth Hunt. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Louise Martin Bales
Services for Louise Martin Bales, 83, of Troup will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the Concord community near Troup. The Rev. M.E. Stutts will officiate. 
Burial will be at Concord Cemetery under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home in Troup. 
Mrs. Bales died Tuesday at a Tyler hospital. 
She was born May 31, 1919, in Cherokee County. She was a retired shift supervisor for the Pillsbury Corp. in Indiana. 
She returned to the Troup area in 1979. She was a member of Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Troup Chapter 421 of the Order of the Eastern Star. 
Mrs. Bales was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Bales in 1979. 
Survivors include her sister, Pauline Martin of Concord; brothers, David Martin of Jacksonville and James Martin of Dallas; stepchildren, David Bales, Sue Childers and Bonnie Mercum, all of Louisville, Ky.; five step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be George McDonald, Michael House, Kerry House, Caleb House, Phillip Hawkins and Brian Norman. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Anna M. Carnahan
Services for Anna M. Carnahan, 88, of Jacksonville, formerly of Gladewater, Daingerfield and Pennsylvania, are pending at Thompson Funeral Home. Mrs. Carnahan died Tuesday in Tyler.

Obits for Sunday, May 19, 2002

Ruby Anderson
Services for Ruby Anderson, 89, of Jacksonville will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sweet Union Baptist Church in Jacksonville with the Rev. Earl Frankline officiating. 
Burial will be at Ragsdale Cemetery in Jacksonville under the direction of Mercy-McGown Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Anderson died Wednesday at Hospice of East Texas. 
She was born March 25, 1913, in Trinity, where she graduated from Trinity High School. She lived in Forth Worth and Los Angles, Calif., for many years before moving back to Jacksonville after retiring from her job as an elevator operator. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and three brothers. 
Survivors include her brother, Rome Davis of Jacksonville, and sister, Corrie Tatum of Jacksonville. 
Pallbearers will be her great nephews, Rodney Tatum, Rodrick Tatum, Dwight Callier, Elston Callier, Ricky Callier and Willie Mims. Honorary pallbearers include her nephews, Edward Tatum, Bennie Tatum, Arthur Tatum, Willie Barner, Earl Barner and Donald Davis. 
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Pearlene Marie Hall Derrington
Graveside services for Pearlene Marie Hall Derrington, 64, of Rusk will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Concord Cemetery near Troup. The Rev. R.S. Dyess will officiate. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Derrington died Friday at a nursing home in Rusk. She was born Aug. 30, 1937, in Cherokee County. She was a nurse and a Baptist. 
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Becky Derrington of Rusk; daughter and son-in-law, Deena and Steve Welch of Athens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Betty Hall of Jacksonville and Billy and Barbara Hall of New Summerfield; sisters and brothers-in-law, Opal and James Murphy of New Summerfield and Carol and Kenneth Fincher of Perk; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Honorary pallbearers include Rod Murphy, Bryan Murphy, Kenny Kee, Kenny Derrington, Kelly Derrington, James Paul Blanton, Brandon Fincher, Kevin Fincher and Doug Hall. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Obituaries for Monday, May 13, 2002

Ila Modene Bowman
Graveside services for Ila Modene Bowman, 85, of Troup will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mixon Cemetery in Mixon. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Bowman died Sunday in Jacksonville. 
She was born Dec. 18, 1916, in Georgia. She was a retired LVN from Gunner Twin Oaks Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mixon. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ardis Bowman. 
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Beverly Jimerson of Troup; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Doyle Williams of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Mixon First Baptist Church building fund. 

Martha Thornton
Services for Martha Thornton, 81, of Jacksonville will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in English Chapel at Big Sandy Church of Christ in Hawkins. Bro. Gene Loftin will officiate. 
Burial will be at Hawkins Cemetery. 
Mrs. Thornton died Friday in Jacksonville. 
She was born, Oct. 19, 1920, in Johntown. She was retired after 25 as an exercise technician. She was a homemaker and a member of the Big Sandy Church of Christ. She moved to Jacksonville in 2000. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Thornton in 1997; brothers, Wilson, Buster and Jack Scarborough; and sister, Nan Gibbs. 
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Jack Kern of Jacksonville; son, Dale Thornton of Dallas; sister and brother-in-law, Billie and Ted Fleming of Tyler; sisters-in-law, Jean Scarborough of Mineola and Francis Scarborough of Houston; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Milton Soward, Max Archerd, Norman Strokes, Keith Stevens, Doug Kendall and Jim Slover. 

Obituaries for Thursday,, July 27, 2002

Louis Joseph Kowalski Sr.
Services for Louis Joseph Kowalski Sr., 74, of Jacksonville and formerly of Houston, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bremond. Father Celfo Yu will officiate. 
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Bremond under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. 
Mr. Kowalski died Tuesday at a Jacksonville hospital. 
He was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Bremond. 
He had worked for W.K.M. in Houston and for the Texas Department of Transportation in Houston before retiring to Jacksonville. 
He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Jacksonville and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
He was also an active member of the Knight of Columbus. 
Mr. Kowalski was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Eva Kowalski, brother, William Kowalski; and sisters, Virgie Patryla and Leona Cichirski. 
He is survived by the mother of his children, Louise Kowalski of Baytown; sons, Louis Kowalski Jr. of Jack-sonville and Darryl Kowalski of Baytown; daughters, Linda Longoria of Spring, Karen Smith of Baytown and Dorothy Savoy of Granbury; brother, Johnny Kowalski of Houston; sisters, Christine Novak and Rosalie Leone, both of Houston; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Flo Powell. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Charlotte Ann Boyd
Services for Charlotte Ann Boyd, 50, of Jacksonville will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rising Star Baptist Church in Jacksonville. The Rev. James Peoples will officiate. 
Burial will be at Jacksonville City Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Boyd died Sunday in Tyler. She was born Sept. 26, 1951, in Jacksonville. She was a graduate of Fred Douglass High School and Mansfield Business School of Dallas. She was a member of Rising Star Baptist Church and was an employee of Baxter Pharmaceutical and R.L. Pope Co. for several years. 
Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her father, Rube Belcher and her grandson, Cameron Boyd. Survivors include her mother, Charlene Belcher of Jacksonville; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Veronica Boyd of Center; daughters, Kolanda Johnson of Tyler, Tonya Russeau of Lindale and Helenia Reed of Jacksonville; seven brothers; 15 sisters; and nine grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be the class of 1970, Jessie Johnson, S.L. Scott, Johnny Wallace, Willie Claiborne and Sedric Franklin. Honorary pallbearers include Marouaylon Boyd, Michael Reed, Ladarias Boyd, Michael Tilley, Justin Black and Kenyon Tilley. 

Mary Elizabeth Brooks (M.E.) Alexander
Services for Mary Elizabeth Brooks (M.E.) Alexander, 80, of Jacksonville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Benson Memorial C.M.E. Church with minister Pamela Blair, the Rev. Robert Christopher, and James Peoples officiating. 
Burial will be in Jacksonville City Cemetery, with the Rev. Vernell Alexander officiating, under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Jacksonville. 
Mrs. Alexander died Saturday at a Jacksonville nursing home. 
She was born Feb. 21, 1922 in Jacksonville (Church Hill). She attended Fred Douglass High School and was a lifelong resident of Cherokee County. 
She was a member of Benson Memorial C.M.E. Church. 
Mrs. Alexander was an LVN at Nan Travis and Newborn hospitals. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ordia, and son Oliver Wayne. 
Survivors include sons, Roy G. Alexander of Denver, Colo., and Mitchell O. Alexander of Kansas City, Mo.; daughters, Lessie J. Thompson of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Jacquelyn A. Alexander of St. Louis, Mo., Belinda Griffin of Jacksonville, and Gail Alexander Reed of Dallas; sister, Maril V. Gates of Dallas; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Rashad Griffin, Eddie Gates, Reginald Gates, Chester D. Thompson III, Kenneth W. Gates, Michael Alexander, John L. Alexander, and Billy Charles Brooks. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Odell Hinton, Freddie Scott, Ardis Hinton, Louis Horton, Leon Christopher, O.T. Scott Jr., the Rev. Aldophus Hinton, and Kingston Jones. 
Family will receive friends and visitors at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. 

David S. Sides
Graveside services for David S. Sides, 83, of Jacksonville will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Bullard Memorial Cemetery with Brian Smith officiating. 
Burial under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home. 
Mr. Sides died Wednesday morning in Jacksonville. 
He was born June 14, 1919, in Bullard. 
He was a lifelong Cherokee County resident and of the Baptist faith. 
He was a farmer. 
Mr. Sides served in the Army Air Force in China during WWII. 
Survivors include brother, George Don Sides of Owentown; and sister, Bonnie Smith of Bullard. 
Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. 
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Obituariess for Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Berdia Mozelle Snider 
Services for Berdia Mozelle Snider, 80, of Bullard were at 2 p.m. today at Elliott Memorial Chapel at Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Bullard. Brothers Steve Handley and Chris White officiated. 
Burial was at Bullard Memorial Cemetery. 
Mrs. Snider died Monday in Tyler. 
She was born June 14, 1922, in Tahoka. She had lived in Cherokee County for the past 17 years. She had worked as a librarian at the Bullard Public Library and was a member of Lakeside Church of Christ. 
Mrs. Snider was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Snider and son, Willis Walker. 
Survivors include her daughter, Euretha Ballow of Bullard; sister, Laudean Cox of Bonham; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Zachariah Willeford, Phillip Ranes, Kreston Willeford, Leldon Cox, Coot Dunn, Kevin Strawbridge, Chuck Cox and Vince Cox. 
Honorary pallbearers included Aaron Handley, K.C. Melton, Dewayne Rains, Andrew Rains, Cameron Walker and Braden Walker.

Obituaries for Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Grady Campbell
Graveside services for Grady Campbell, 79, of Gallatin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
The Rev. Don Copeland will officiate. 
Mr. Campbell died Monday at his residence. 
He was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Wilson, Okla. He had lived 30 years in this area. He was a Baptist and the former owner of Campbell Auto Supply in Jacksonville and B&G Auto Supply in Rusk. He also served in the U.S. Navy and Marines in World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Campbell of Gallatin; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Pacita Campbell of Gallatin; brother, Norris Campbell of Rusk; and sister, Margurite Crane of Jacksonville. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

John T. McElvany
Services for John T. McElvany, 80, of Frankston and formerly of Gresham, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Frankston. The Revs. Eddie Hilburn and Dr. Jim Humphries will officiate. 
Burial will be at Cathedral In The Pines in Tyler under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. 
Mr. McElvany died Monday at his residence. He was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Flint. 
He was a retired employee of Sears, where he was employed for 10 years. He also served as the mayor of Berryville for eight years. 
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Frankston, where he served as a deacon. 
He also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy McElvany of Frankston; son and daughter-in-law, John and Cheri McElvany of Irving; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Marvin Romsdahl of Houston and Barbara and William Myers of Richmond, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and J.C. Arnold of Texarkana and Juanita and Otice Johnson of Flint; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Norman Neal, Walker Smith, Bob Crawford, Al Colb, Bob Selman and aBurks. 
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas or Frankston First Baptist Church’s building fund. 

Eric Caveness
Services for Eric Caveness, 26, of Jacksonville are pending at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. 
Mr. Caveness died Monday in a Jacksonville hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1975.


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