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Colton Ryan Ray Sidlauskas
Graveside services for Colton Ryan Ray Sidlauskas were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2003 at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. Rev. Don Westbrook conducted the service. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home. 
He died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.
Born Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center, he was the son of Raegena Phelps and Ricky Sidlauskas of Whitesboro.
He is survived by his parents, Raegena Phelps and Ricky Sidlauskas of Whitesboro; grandparents, Frankie and Judy Reedy of Whitesboro, and Andrew and Orpha Sidlauskas of Iowa Park, Texas; four brothers, Jesse Sidlauskas, Andrew Sidlauskas, and Willie Sidlauskas, all of Iowa Park, and Kendall Foster of Whitesboro; and one sister, Kristen Phelps of Whitesboro.

Patricia Ann Fleming
Funeral services for Patricia Ann Fleming, 72, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003 at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro with Rev. Joe Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
She died Monday, March 31, 2003.
Born March 26, 1931 in Nocona, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Adams and Hazel Addington  Adams. She married Claude Fleming on June 3, 1950 in Kamay, Texas. She was a bookkeeper, and worked with her husband, Claude, in his Overseas Auto business; a member of the Eastern Star, Whitesboro,   Collinsville, and Wichita Falls; a former Cub Scout den mother, a campfire leader and member of PTA. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Claude Fleming, Whitesboro; one son, Claude w. Fleming, Whitesboro; 2 daughters, Patricia Ann Washburn, Okatee, South Carolina, and Rhonda Fridinger, Keller, Texas; one brother, Jack D. Adams, Whitney, Texas; one sister, Kathryn Brace, San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Adams, Jr.

Thomas ‘Tom’ Whitten Jr.
Thomas J. “Tom” Whitten Jr., age 79, of Texarkana, Texas, and formerly of Whitesboro, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Waterford Retirement Center.
He was born December 11, 1923, in Texarkana and had lived most of his life there. He graduated from Whitesboro High School.
He was retired from the Trailways Bus Lines, a rancher, Thirty-second Degree Mason, Shriner, a member of the Cattleman’s Association, member of the Downtown First Baptist Church, and a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mitzi Whitten Morgan, who died on December 16, 2002; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Whitten of Whitesboro; brother, David Whitten of Whitesboro; and sister, Tommie Jo Whitten Cates of Temple.
Survivors include his wife, Alta Whitten of Texarkana; one son and daughter-in-law, Debbie and Tom Whitten III of Texarkana; two grandchildren, Cason “Casey” Morgan of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Hailey Whitten of Texarkana; two sisters, Janie Whitten of Sherman, and Virginia Draper of Whitesboro; one son-in-law, Jerry Morgan of Texarkana; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2002, in the Fuqua-Everett Memorial Chapel at Texarkana Funeral Home with the Rev. Todd Reed officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Buddie S. Harp, Sr.
Funeral services for Buddie S. Harp, Sr., 77-year-old Sadler resident, were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2003 at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. Marlin Harp conducted the service, assisted by Royce Huffines. Interment was in Melissa Cemetery in Melissa, Texas under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
He died Thursday, March 27, 2003 in Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.
The son of the late Bud Hunter Harp and Ella Murley Harp, he was born January 5, 1926 in Celina, Tennessee. He married Rose Parks on June 13, 1951 in Clovis, New Mexico. A retired truck driver, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Holiness Church of Jesus Christ.
Survivors are his wife, Rose Harp of Sadler; five sons and daughters-in-law, Claude Hunter Harp of Quinlan, Texas, Buddie Stephens, Jr., and Pat Harp of Whitesboro, Clayton Lee and Karen Harp of Ethel, Texas, Marlin Duke and Lisa Harp of Whitesboro, and Darwin and Jan Harp of Whitesboro; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Jerry Pinkston of Sherman, Mary and Doug Shankles of Sherman, Stephana Lykins of Southmayd, and Charlotte and Lee Layman of Grove, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mary Lee Mitchell of Whitesboro, Clara Pleasant of Princeton, Texas, and Catherine Smith of Princeton; mother-in-law, Pearl J. Parks of Sherman; thirty-six grandchildren; forty-five grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by parents and daughter, Cheyerl Harp.
Pallbearers were Edward Ferguson, Kelly Harp, Rob Lawrence, Robby Harp, Hunter Harp, Eric Rose, Chris Harp, Duke Harp, Dustin Harp and Honorary Bearer, David Saxton.

 Haskell W. Armstrong
Graveside service for Haskell W. Armstrong, 91-year-old Sherwood Shores resident were held Tuesday, April 1, 2002 in Mt. Tabor Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wendyl Glenn conducting the service. Interment was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
He died Saturday, March 29, 2003 at Wilson N. Jones N. Campus in Sherman.
The son of William Henry and Mattie Allen Armstrong, he was born January 28, 1912 in Gordonville. He was married forty-three years to Lillian Penn, was a retired Master Mason and a member of Gordonville Masonic Lodge AF&AM #523 and was in the Air Force. He was a member of Sherwood Shores Baptist Church.
Survivors are cousins, Roy Spencer of Kingston, Oklahoma, and Linda Spencer of Dallas; sister-in-law, Lexie Toliver of Dallas; and good friend, Billie Ivey of Sherwood Shores.
 
Marie M. Foster
Marie M. Foster, Ponca City resident, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at Westminster Nursing Home in Ponca City, Okla. She was 95.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2003 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Denison with the Rev. Harold Watson, officiating. Services are under the direction of the Trout Funeral Home of Ponca City.
Marie was born on Jan. 1, 1908 in Red Branch, Texas, the daughter of Henry L. and Alice (Striblin) Milliken. She obtained her early education from Red Branch schools. On Feb. 26, 1926 she married Claude L. Franklin. They made their home in Denison, Texas for many years. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1977. Years later, Marie met Glen Foster of Whitesboro, Texas and they united in marriage on Feb. 1, 1986. After marriage, the couple made their home in Whitesboro. Glen preceded her in death on March 20, 1997. In April of 1999 Marie moved to Ponca City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, which she enjoyed greatly. She also enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her daughter Neva Wells and her husband Edd of Ponca City, Okla., one granddaughter, Kim Hodges and her husband Mike; one great-granddaughter, Grace Hodges, all of Billings, Montana and numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first and second husband, one son, Jolynn L. Franklin and two brothers, Clarence Milliken and Earl Milliken.

Oggie Newton Cecil
Oggie Newton Cecil, 70, of Sadler, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at his residence.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro, for Oggie Newton Cecil, with Rev. Rusty Waller officiating, assisted by Rev. Billy Reed. Interment was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Grayson County, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
He died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at his Sadler residence.
Honorary pallbearers were #536 Gordonville Masonic Lodge members.
Born January 12, 1933 at Cedar Mills, Texas, he was the son of the late Oggie Archibald Cecil and Lucille Logue Cecil. He married Greta Dutton August 4, 1954 in Sherman.
He was a thirty-second degree Mason, was Past Grand Master of the Gordonville Masonic Lodge #536, and received the “Golden Trowel Award” from the Masons; was a member of Scottish Rite; served in the U.S. Army two years, (1952-1954); and retired from General Motors, where he was employed from 1955 to 1987, and was a supervisor for 19 years. He was married for 48 years and was an outstanding member of the community. He was also a rancher and a member of First Baptist Church in Gordonville where he served as a deacon.
Survivors are his wife, Greta Cecil of Sadler; one son, Jay Newton Cecil, of Sadler; two daughters and son-in-law, Cheryl Kay Burge, of Sadler, and Karen Rae and Phil Bouza of Austin, Texas; four sisters, Pat Reese and Delores Worthington, both of Whitesboro, Marvis Doughty of Dallas, and Bonnie Beard of Blytheville, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Brooke Werner of Sadler, John Ryan Wood of Austin, Cody Lee Burge, of Sadler, Lacey Danielle Cecil of Sadler, Philip Bouza of Austin, Lindsey Taylor Cecil of Sadler, and Briana Bouza of Austin.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, Gordonville, Texas.

Constantions Caras, Jr.
Memorial services for Constantions Caras, Jr., 72-year-old Sadler resident were held Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ in Gainesville. Arthur Green conducted the service. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
He died Thursday, June 12, 2003 at his Sadler residence.
The son of the late Constantions Caras, Sr., and Nellie Slack Caras, he was born September 21, 1930 in Gainesville. He married Mabel Irene Mitchell February 12, 1950 in Gainesville.
Affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ in Gainesville, he was a retired conductor, having retired after 39 years with Santa Fe Railroad. He was an Air Force veteran, and member of DAV, and American Legion.
Survivors are his wife, Mabel Caras of Sadler; two sons, Tommy Caras of Sadler, and Alven Earl Caras of Gainesville; one brother, Demetrius Caras of Westminister, Texas; one sister, Futla Acree of Mesquite, Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Constance Lynn Walters.

Helen Clark
Helen Marie Sanders Clark was born east of Collinsville on August 31, 1920 to William and Zora Sanders. She married Elmer Clark and worked in retail and sold real estate for McMillian Real Estate Company. 
She died in the Collinsville Care Center on May 23, 2003.
She graduated from Whitesboro High School before moving to Houston, where she lived most of her adult life.
Survivors are a daughter, Judith Clark of Sherman; son, Michael Clark of Houston; two grandchildren, Larry Oslin of Princeton, and Michelle Kirkwood of Rowlett; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Oma Lee Scoggin of Collinsville and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy Sanders of Collinsville; and three sisters, Bertha McMillian of Houston, Beulah Faulkner of Whitesboro, and Geraldine McWhorter of Collinsville.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Bill Dolezalek
Funeral services for Bill Dolezalek, 92, resident of Collinsville, were held Monday, June 16, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Huff Funeral Home with Ricky Patterson conducting the service. Interment was in Collinsville Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
He died June 14, 2003 in Collinsville Care Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 3, 1911 in Ellis County, Texas, the son of the late Louise Dolezalek and Emma Jaresh Dolezalek. He married Laura Wizorek November 21, 1937 in Pilot Point. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors are his wife, Laura Dolezalek of Collinsville, and daughter-in-law, Donald and Melba Dolezalek of Texarkana, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Betty L. and Don Graham of Lewisville, Texas; sisters, Flossie Tesar of Richardson, Texas, and Emma Ruzicka of Longview, Texas; grandson, Dr. Don Dolezalek of Corinth; granddaughter, Shelly Rubey of Flower Mound, Texas; grandsons, Darin Graham of Bangor, Maine, and Todd Graham of Houston; granddaughters, Dianna Chambers of Texarkana, and Danetta Butler of Monroe, Louisiana; and great-grandchildren, Braden Rubey, Kelsey Dolezalek, Nicholas Graham, Bailey Dolezalek, Charles Jordan Butler, and Paige Ann Chambers.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Dolezalek, James Dolezalek, Sam Dolezalek, Jack Hall, Dwayne Moore and Greg Moore, all nephews of Mr. Dolezalek. Honorary pallbearers were his special friends from the coffee shop, T.J. Click, “Chico” Light, Gerald Flowers, Don Swindle, Royce Hughes, and Harold Johnson.
Special music was provided by Ken Butler of Monroe, Louisiana.

 Marcella Morris McPeak
Marcella Morris McPeak, 77, of Farmersville, Texas, died Monday, June 16, 2003 in Baylor Specialty Hospital in Dallas.
Services will be held Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Farmersville with Rev. Kenny Dickson and Ray Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville under the direction of Hurst’s Fielder-Baker Funeral Home, Inc. 
Born September 22, 1925 in San Antonio, Texas, she was the daughter of John Henry and Hattie Marie Rogers. She was a dietician and a member of First Methodist Church in Farmersville.
Survivors are a daughter, Jean Kazares of Maryland; sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Noreene Morris of Walnut, California, Kim and Sharon Morris of Farmersville, Scott and Paula Morris of Whitesboro and Joe and Karen Morris of Athens, Texas; seventeen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Robert L. Harwell
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro for Robert L. Harwell, 75-year-old Whitesboro resident. Rev. Joe Patterson, assisted by Terry Barnett conducted the service. Interment was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Grayson County, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
He died Saturday, June 14, 2003 in Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.
Born November 9, 1927 at Gordonville, he was the son of the late Robert L. Harwell, Sr., and Vera Braswell Harwell. He married Dorothy Moore May 1, 1993 in Whitesboro.
He owned and operated his own Trucking Company, and was a truck driver for 57 years. He was an Army veteran and a member of Central Baptist Church in Whitesboro.
Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Harwell of Whitesboro; step-son, Scott Moore; step-daughters and son-in-law, Becky and Mike Allred of Whitesboro, Shelley Clements and Starla Johnson, both of Whitesboro, Christine Simpson of Lewisville, Texas and Robbie Jo Stout of Weatherford, Texas; two brothers, Jack Harwell of Whitesboro, and John Harwell of Gainesville; one sister, Viola Walters of Sherman; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Extended family: Terry and Annett Barnett and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Doyce Allred, Gary Grantham, Terry O’Toole, David Stone, Brandon Parker, Stan Quick. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Bilbrey, Gaylon Parker, Jim Mahana, Kelsey Wylie, and Bobby Reed.


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