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December 3, 1997

Services planned

Henry Clay Jacks of Deport died Tuesday in the Deport Nursing Center. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Mary Allye Polk, 92, of Garland, 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel, Commerce. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery.
 

Edward Gordon Taylor of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel.
 

John Blevins

FARMERSVILLE - John Wesley Blevins, 41, of Farmersville died Tuesday in Farmersville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial is in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.

He was born Jan. 21, 1956, in Grapevine; the son of Roy Joe and Helen Jo Combs Blevins. He married LaQuita Armstrong on July 5, 1988, in Farmersville. He was a machinist and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of Farmersville; daughters, Jessica McCaslin and Robin McCaslin, both of Farmersville; son, Jonathan Blevins of Wylie; parents, of Merit; and two brothers, Joe Blevins of Farmersville and Larry Blevins of Ponder.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Billy Chesley

DALLAS - Billy Joe Chesley, 72, of Greenville died Monday at his residence. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Restland Funeral Home-Wildwood Chapel. Burial is in Restland Memorial Park.

He was born in San Antonio on May 24, 1925, to John I. Chesley and Ruth Burney Chesley. He married Altie Medders. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Chesley was a sales representative. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Linda Horton of Arlington, Susan Foster of Stephenville, and Carol Henry of Godley; two stepdaughters, Judy Connors and Debbie DeFore, both of Alvin; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leo and Elwood Chesley and one sister, Pauline Harkrider.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

A.B. Harvey

POINT - A.B. Harvey, 71, died at his home Monday. Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. at Woosley Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Woosley Cemetery.

He was born April 15, 1926 in Cype Springs to Myrtle J. Dunavent and James Henry Harvey. A 32-year employee of E-Systems, he retired in 1987 and moved to the Woosley community. He was a member of the USS Colorado Alumni Association, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946; a lifetime member of VFW Post 2559, East Tawakoni and a member of the American Legion Post 17 in Greenville. Mr. Harvey was a member of the Woosley Baptist Church.

He is survived by sons, David Harvey, Clay Harvey, Tim Harvey, all of Emory, Alfred Harvey of Point, Wesley Harvey of Tom Bean and Daniel Mark Harvey of Fort Worth; four daughters, Kathy Gowin of Emory, Alice Wages of Mesquite, Brenda Hickman of Garland and Linda Blagburn of Point; a brother, James Harvey of Dallas; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a niece and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Rae Horton Harvey on Nov. 6, 1996; his identical twin brother, C.B. Harvey in Feb., 1952; his parents, a brother, Jack Harvey; two sisters, Cherry Stayton and Vera Russom and two grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Shane Gowin, Joey Pierce, Samuel Harvey, Corey Mellorn, Tim Norlin and Burr Hickman. Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Landsdale.

Point LyBrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

W.C. Hayes

W.C. Hayes of Farmersville died Sunday at McKinney Health Care Center. Funeral services are at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday with Supt. John Ellis officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.

He was born in Mount Pleasant on June 19, 1917; the son of Alf and Bell Hayes. He and Lucille Thomas were married in Rockwall on Oct. 26, 1937. He was a farmer and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of Farmersville; a son, Willie C. Hayes of McKinney; two daughters, Emma Jeffery of Caddo Mills and Zephia Mae Porch of McKinney; a sister, Annie Bell Hayes of Grand Prairie; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a daughter, seven brothers, and four sisters

Serving as pallbearers will be James Jeffery, Nathan Jeffery, Michael Jeffery, Andrew Duffey, Henry Lee Miles, Bobby Don Porch.

Visitation is at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Albert Stuckey

Albert E. Stuckey, 81, of Greenville, died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Wyatt officiating. Burialis in Memoryland Memorial Park.

The son of Samuel Stuckey and Winnie Ward Stuckey, he was born March 16, 1916 in Little Rock, Ark. He married Ruby Ray in Galveston in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired licensed physical therapist and worked in the Houston area for 20 years. Mr. Stuckey was a member of Park Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Greenville; a son, David Rickey Stuckey of California; stepson Jerry Bowen of Tennessee; stepdaughter Joy Chapman of Greenville; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Jimmy Williams, Jay Sikes, John Rhodes, Robert Isham, Ray Virgin and Jason Williams will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Mary Vance

Mary Ellen Vance, 97, of Greenville died Monday at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mitch Skelton officiating. Burial will be in Quinlan IOOF Cemetery.

She was born July 9, 1900 in Quinlan to Jeff Davis and Ellen Wallace. She married J.W. Vance on Sept. 27, 1919 in Quinlan. Mrs. Vance was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Church.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Mary Jane Vance of Greenville; three daughters, Eva Lea Carter of Quinlan, Katie Hurse of Greenville and Faye Reynolds of Greenville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Her husband, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is at the funeral home today from 1 p.m. until time of service.
 

Billy White

Billy Craig White of Greenville died at his residence Monday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Rolen officiating. Burial is in Caney Cemetery.

He was born in Greenville on Oct. 13, 1970 to Billy E. White and Janice Kay Isham. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his father of Lone Oak and a sister, Tara Garcia of Celeste.

His mother preceded him in death.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

December 2, 1997
 

Services planned

Bessie "Billie" Minty, 89, of Sulphur Springs, graveside services 11 a.m. today at North Hopkins Cemetery. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.
 

Mahlon Edward Vibbert, 75, of Wolfe City, memorial service 2 p.m. today in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard.

Ray Childers

POINT - Ray E. Childers, 86, of Royse City died Sunday at the V.A. Hospital in Bonham. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Monday at Lone Star Cemetery.

He was born in Compton, Ky., on Aug. 1, 1911 to Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Childers. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force serving in World War II. He was a tradesman, sales and acc. He was a member of World War II in Europe.

Surviving is a son, Eddie Childers of Royse City.

Point-LyBrand Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sue Everett

ROYSE CITY - Funeral services for Sue Elliott Everett of Greenville are at 2 p.m. today at the Rest Haven Funeral Home, Royse City Chapel with Rev. Warren Osburn officiating. Burial will be in the Josephine Cemetery.

She died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.

She was born in Hunt County on Dec. 31, 1916, daughter of Melvin and Lucy Ann Rosenbalm Aday. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include one son, Joe Elliott of Greenville; two sisters, Mary Christphher Boles of Larue, and Foy Reagan of Josephine and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be James McGahan, Homer McGahan, Wade Reagan, Toby Reagan, Richard Goins and David Reagan.

Jack Norton

LONE OAK - Jack D. Norton, 76, of Lone Oak died Saturday at Lake Pointe Medical Center. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Hooker Cemetery with Rev. Larry Jordan officiating.

Mr. Norton was born May 20, 1921, in Kaufman County; the son of William Franklin and Addie Lou Hatcher Norton. He married Dorothy Helen Bean on Sept. 4, 1953.

A resident of Lone Oak for 11 years, Mr. Norton served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Dallas Odd Fellows Lodge No. 44 for 46 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was retired from Tex-Pak after 30 years of employment. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kathy Norton of Cash; two sisters, Bernice Darden of Dallas and Ruth Boles of Point Blank; grandson, James Norton II of Fort Lewis, Wash. and granddaughter, Tiffany Ann Amerski of New Orleans, La.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Aug. 15, 1996.

Bartley Funeral Home in Lone Oak is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Polk

COMMERCE - Mary Allye Polk, 92, of Garland died Saturday in Amarillo. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Cathey and Rev. Bob Longshore officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.

Daughter of Joseph Edgar Moore and Fannie Leonia Foster, she was born June 20, 1904 in Durham Community. She married Robert Clyde Polk Sr. on May 5, 1929. She was a longtime resident of Commerce. She attended Scatterbranch and Horton High Schools and graduated from Tyler Commercial College and East Texas Normal College in Commerce. She received her Texas Teachers Certificate and taught public schools. She was also City secretary for Commerce.

Mrs. Polk was a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School director, WMU officer, librarian and she served on the finance and nominating committees at First Baptist Church in Dallas. She was employed at Gilmer Lumber Yard. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Garland.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mary Jo (Johnston) Polk of Garland; granddaughter and husband, Beth and Dean Cathey of Rockwall; grandson and wife Gary and Gaylia Polk of Amarillo; five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew and Sally Polk and Joshua Dean and Caleb Robert Cathey; two sisters, Mrs. Berneice Gentry and Mrs. Addyleen Stanford and a brother, Harrold Moore.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband in 1970; a son, Robert Clyde Polk Jr. in 1993; a a brother, Richard Moore and two sisters, Joyce Robinson and Viola Clark.

Johnnie Moore, Gary Moore, Dean Cathey, Steve Rainey, Marcus Moore and Richard Moore will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Irma Rickman

FARMERSVILLE - Irma D. Rickman, 84, of Princeton died Saturday in McKinney. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Farmersville with Bruce Boys officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Princeton.

She was born in Climax on June 25, 1913 to Cicero and Nancy Morrow Gray. She married Jesse Paul Rickman. Mrs. Rickman was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by a daughter, Joyce L. Steitzer of Galveston; a sister, Maple Dunn of Princeton; a brother, Wilber Gray of Dallas; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
 

Edward Taylor

Edward Gordon Taylor of Greenville died Monday at Park Haven Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony LaPorte and Don Strudwick officiating.

Son of Homer Taylor and Bertha Busby Taylor, he was born Oct. 19, 1918 in Greenville. He and Jean Lilly were married May 30, 1950 in Wichita Falls. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Taylor worked as an aircraft electrician at E-Systems.

Surviving are his wife of Greenville; a son, Robert McCormick of Dallas; a daughter, Charlotte Stephens of Garland; a stepdaughter, Carol Zborek of Greenville; a niece, Carolyn Ireland of Houston; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

December 1, 1997
 

Services planned

Sue Everett of Greenville died Sunday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Royse City. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Orville Swindell, 81, of Greenville, 2:30 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.
 

Christopher Allen Webster, 23, of Commerce, 3 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Memorial Chapel. Burial in Caney Cemetery in Campbell.

Bessie Minty

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Bessie "Billie" Minty, 89, of Sulphur Springs died Sunday in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at North Hopkins Cemetery with Rev. Jackie McQueen officiating.

Mrs. Minty was born May 2, 1908, in Brown County; the daughter of Isaac David and Lula Toomer Fisher. She was married to Walter Minty on Sept. 28, 1935, in Sulphur Springs.

Surviving are two daughters, Arnita Fleet of Carrollton and Charlene Stewart of Sulphur Springs; son, Gary Minty of Rowlett; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Sears of Amarillo and Thelma Sorrells of Hereford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and two sisters.

Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Tapp Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs.

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Norton

LONE OAK - Jack D. Norton, 76, of Lone Oak died Saturday at Lake Pointe Medical Center. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Hooker Cemetery with Rev. Larry Jordan officiating.

Mr. Norton was born May 20, 1921, in Kaufman County; the son of WIlliam Franklin and Addie Lou Hatcher Norton. He married Dorothy Helen Bean on Sept. 4, 1953.

A resident of Lone Oak for 11 years, Mr. Norton served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Dallas Odd Fellows Lodge No. 44 for 46 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was retired from Tex-Pak after 30 years of employment. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kathy Norton of Cash; two sisters, Bernice Darden of Dallas and Ruth Boles of Point Blank; grandson, James Norton II of Fort Lewis, Wash. and granddaughter, Tiffany Ann Amerski of New Orleans, La.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Aug. 15, 1996.

Visitation is from to 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bartley Funeral Home in Lone Oak, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Mahlon Vibbert

LEONARD - Memorial services for Mahlon Edward Vibbert, 75 of Wolfe City, aree at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard with Rev. Wally Williams officiating. He died Saturday in Plano.

Mr. Vibbert was born March 3, 1922 in Walla Walla, Wash., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Vibbert. He was a civil communications engineer and was a veteran of World War II. He married Joyce Bracken on Sept. 15, 1961 in Reno, Nev. Mr. Vibbert was an Episcopalian; he was a Mason and a member of the Elks Club in Paris.

He is survived by his wife of Wolfe City; one daughter, Pam Crenshaw of Wolfe City; seven sons, Chuck Vibbert of Wolfe City, Dallas Vibbert of Plano, Gene Vibbert of Nelson, B.C. (Canada), Kevin Vibbert of Vader, Wash., Dennis Vibbert of Wolfe City, Sean Vibbert of Wolfe City, and James Vibbert of Wolfe City; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Alvrietta Wilcox

WOLFE CITY - Alvrietta Wilcox, 88, of Wolfe City died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with Rev. David Griffin and Rev. Evert Springfield officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 30, 1908 in Tupelo, Miss., to James L. Thornton and Sarah Angie Senters Thornton. She married Lloyd T. Wilcox on Sept. 4, 1927 in Hickory Creek. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Wilcox was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wolfe City.

Survivors include her husband of Wolfe City; one son, Dwight Wilcox of Duncanville; two daughters, Joyce Traylor of Dallas and Kathleen Williams of Pottsboro; one sister, Eloise Turner of Garland; two brothers, Gilbert Thornton and Shelby Thornton, both of Irving; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Lloyd Alfred Wilcox and Jack Wilcox, preceded her in death.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge of arrangements.

November 30, 1997
Parilee Anderson

DENISON - Services for Parilee Crawford Anderson, 87, of Denison are at 10 a.m. Monday at Johnson-Moore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Smith and Rev. Greg Smith officiating. Burial is in Sadler Cemetery. She died Saturday in Greenville.

Born in Van Alstyne on April 3, 1910, she was the daughter of Walter Franklin and Mary Lulie Holloway Crawford. She graduated from Basin Springs High School. She married Paul E. Anderson in Howe on May 15, 1927. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1990.

She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Denison where she taught Sunday school and was a Past Worthy Matron of the Lone Oak and Collinsville chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a son, W. Paul Anderson of Gainesville; two daughters, Mary Frances Rabb of Point and Paulette "Polly" Bynum of Midland; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers include Don Rabb, Eric Anderson, Sean Anderson, Jeremy Smith, Justin Smith, Josh Rabb, Chris Rabb, Shane Roddy and Alford Siebman.

Visitation is scheduled from 7 until 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Warren Franks

DALLAS - Services for Warren V. Franks, 66, of Dallas, are at 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in Princeton under the direction of Fielder-Baker Funeral Home with Glen Mangram officiating. Burial is in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. He died Friday in Dallas.

Born in Hickory Creek on Nov. 21, 1931, he was the son of J. W. and Ethel Thornton Franks. He married Paula Mills on Oklahoma on Nov. 24, 1970. He was a brick mason.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Franks of Dallas; a daughter, Donna Bills of Wichita Falls; sons Warren Franks of Littlefield and Troy Mills of Balch Springs; sisters, Edith Raymo of Sulpher, Okla. and Eva Bennett of Kaufman; brothers, James Franks and Joe Franks, both of Dallas; and two grandchildren.
 

David Granados

A memorial service for David Ross Granados, 47, of Greenville, is at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kirk Jones officiating. He died Friday in Greenville.

Born in Portland, Ore. on Dec. 30, 1949, he was the son of Ross Granados and Loidena Thompson Granados. He served with the Marines and was a long-haul truck driver.

He is survived by his parents of Greenville; a son and daughter-in-law: David Ross Granados Jr. and Theresa of Chicago, Ill.; and two sisters, Teresa Granados of Emory and Sandra Kay Burgener of Greenville.
 

Blance Iman

EMORY - Services for Blance Iman, 88, of Emory, are at 2:30 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. David Diller officiating. Burial will be in Emory City Cemetery. She died Saturday in Sulphur Springs.

Born in Alba on Oct. 30, 1909, she was the daughter of J. H. and Ada Telkenper Warner. She married Ben E. Iman in Oklahoma in 1936. She was a member of United Methodist Church and was a member of Eastern Star for more than 50 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Willia Lee Ballentine of Dallas; one niece and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband; by her parents; by a sister, Tess Ryland; by a brother, Dec Warner and by a sister, Viola Morrow.
 

Mrs. E. C. Moore

WOLFE CITY - Mrs. E. C. Waid Moore, 93, of Lufkin, died Thursday in Lufkin. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at Mount Carmel Cemetery with Rev. Eldon Chester officiating.

Born in Wolfe City on May 2, 1904, she was the daughter of Walter William and Harriet Wortham Waid. She and Albert R. Moore were married in 1924. She was a housewife and a member of First United Methodist Church in Huntsville.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy Gene and Dr. Thomas B. Owen of Lufkin; two sisters, Thelma Roberts of Muskogee, Okla. and Inez Hill of Houston; a brother, O.W. Waid of Norco, Calif.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and three nephews and two nieces.

R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge of arrangements.
 

Orville Swindell

Services for Orville Swindell, 81, of Greenville, are at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Edwin Michael officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park. He died Friday in Greenville.

Born in Hopkins County on March 10, 1916, he was the son of Raymond Swindell and Mattie Jane Follis Swindell. He retired from E-Systems after 25 years as a sheet and metal worker. He was a member of the Johnson Street Church of Christ.

He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Redding; and three brothers, R. L. Swindell of Dallas, J. D. Swindell of Greenville and Verguis Swindell of Cedar Creek Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
 

Christopher Webster

COMMERCE - Services for Christopher Allen Webster, 23, of Commerce, are at 3 p.m. Monday at Jones-Walker & Son Memorial Chapel with Rev. Joel Arnold and Rev. Eldon Chester officiating. Burial is in Caney Cemetery in Campbell. He died Friday in Hunt County.

Born in Paris, Texas on June 24, 1974, he was the son of Charles Franklin Webster and Donna G. Robinson Webster. He was employed by Hunt County Farm Supply and was a member of Caney United Methodist Church in Campbell.

He is survived by a daughter, Alexis Marie Ontaiyabba; a son, Dustin Keith Ontaiyabba-Webster; his mother, Donna G. Webster of Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Charles Earold and Karyna Webster of Dallas; a half-brother, Jimmy Webster of Greenville; a half-sister, Tracy Webster of Greenville; paternal grandmother, Mabel Webster of Avery; an aunt, Frances Robinson of Commerce and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles F. Webster; a sister, Bonnie Webster and grandparents Clyde and Minnie Robinson and J. R. Webster.

Pallbearers include Mark Mauldin, Dwayne Mauldin, Bobby Mauldin, Tom Spradlin, Bobby Richardson and William Richardson.

Visitation is scheduled from 7 until 9 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

November 29, 1997

Services planned

David Ross Granados of Greenville died Friday in Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.
 

Christopher Webster of Commerce died Friday in an automobile accident in Hunt County. Funeral services are pending with Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.
 

William Thomas Hardaway, 83, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.
 

Samuel Levi Mercer II, 88, of Longview, 10 a.m. today at Spring Hill Church of God. Burial at 2 p.m. in the Hooker Ridge Cemetery in Lone Oak. Rader Funeral Home of Longview in charge.
 

Leta Jane Morgan, 55, of Wolfe City, 1:30 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City.
 

George Fredrick Wolfe, 69, of Terrell, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Grove Hill Cemetery. Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell in charge.
 

Glennis Crawford

Glennis Sharon Crawford of Quinlan died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. F.E. Baughman. Burial will be in Dry Creek Cemetery.

Daughter of Charlie Williams and Gladys Keel Williams, she was born May 21, 1946 in Gilmer. She and Calvis Crawford were married May 5, 1967 in Lancaster. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Cash.

She is survived by her husband of Quinlan; a son, Brent Clay Crawford of Irving; a daughter, Misti Dawn Crawford of Lubbock; and a sister, Mina May Duke of Commerce.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Edna Jo Galetka and Charlene Williams and a brother, Charles Williams.

E.C. Moore

WOLFE CITY - Mrs. E.C. Waid Moore, 93, of Lufkin, died Thursday in Lufkin. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Carmel Cemetery with Rev. Eldon Chester officiating.

Born in Wolfe City on May 2, 1904, she was the daughter of Walter William and Harriet Wortham Waid. She and Albert R. Moore were married in 1924. She was a housewife and a member of First United Methodist Church in Huntsville.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy Gene and Dr. Thomas B. Owen of Lufkin; two sisters, Thelma Roberts of Muskogee, Okla. and Inez Hill of Houston; a brother, O.W. Waid of Norco, Calif.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and three nephews and two nieces.

R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge of arrangements.

Ima Phillips

COMMERCE - Ima Presley Phillips, 89, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday in Mount Vernon. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Malcom Bane officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1908 in Yowell to Barney Presley and Mary Elizabeth Brim. She married Royce Hartwell Phillips on Dec. 18, 1929 in Hugo, Okla. A former resident of Hunt County, she moved from Pecan Gap to Mount Vernon in 1984. Mrs. Phillips was a member of the First United Methodist Church and she was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Martha Phillips of MountVernon; a daughter, Sue Tawater of Mount Vernon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and John C. Lamb of Mesquite and Joyce and Malcolm Bane of College Station; three sisters, Bonnie McGlanery of Mount Vernon, Lucille Pemberton of Commerce and Naomi Rainbolt of Commerce; three granddaughters, Linda Frederick, Kathy Barlow and Kim Parish; three grandsons, John Lamb, Jay Phillips and Kirk Bane and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband on Aug. 31, 1984; two brothers, Henry and B.F. Presley; two sisters, Eula Sansing and Opal Phillips and one grandson, Bobby Tawater.

Pallbearers will be Jon Lamb, Chris Frederick, Jay Phillips, Shawn Parish, Kirk Bane, Mike Stooksberry, Tim Phillips and Ronny Sansing.

November 28, 1997

Services planned

Sharon Crawford, 83, of Cash, died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.
 

Pauline Barett Jones Clayton of Greenville, memorial service at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville.
 

LONGVIEW - Samuel Levi Mercer II, 88, of Longview, funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Church of God with Rev. Bill Fenton and Rev. Richard Ridings officiating. Burial is at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hooker Ridge Cemetery near Lone Oak.
 

WOLFE CITY-Leta Jane Morgan, 55, of Wolfe City,funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Dwight Gardner officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
 

COMMERCE -Ima Phillips, 89, of Mount Vernon and formerly of Hunt County, died Thursday in a Mount Vernon nursing home. Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rosemound Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Thomas Hardaway

William Thomas Hardaway, 83, of Greenville died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital of Houston. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Shinn officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Mr. Hardaway was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Sulphur Springs; the son of William T. and Myrtis Waggoner Hardaway. He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and attended Wesley Junior College from 1933 to 1935. He married Mary Elizabeth Turk on Sept. 18, 1935, in Greenville.

Mr. Hardaway was a U.S. Army veteran; having served in World War II from 1943 to 1945. He worked in retail in Greenville; retiring from Perkins Brothers in 1973. He was a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, William Thomas and Karin Hardaway of Houston, Charles Robert and Gayla Hardaway and John Howard and Marcie Hardaway, all of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his father on Feb. 21, 1922; mother on May 28, 1928; wife, Sept. 4, 1997; and one grandson, Charles Robert Hardaway Jr. in 1984.

Pallbearers are Kriss Cross, Wesley Hobbs, David Hardaway, Jim Hardaway, Carlos Robles and Bobby Moore.

Visitation is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

George Wolfe

TERRELL - George Fredrick Wolfe, 69, of Terrell died Wednesday at his home. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas with Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby officiating.

Mr. Wolfe was born July 25, 1928, in Kittanning, Pa.; the son of George Grover and Sarah Campbell Wolfe. He graduated from Kittanning High School and was a World War II veteran; having served in the U.S. Army.

He was employed by the S.H. Lynch Company in Dallas from 1961 to 1967, then moved to Terrell where he founded the Wolfe Distributing Company. He was a member of the Mason Tannehill Lodge, Hella Shrine Temple; Texas Thoroughbred Association and the board of directors for American National Bank in Terrell.

Surviving are a daughter, Tracey Wolfe of Rockwall; son and daughter-in-law, Bart and Laura Wolfe of Terrell; sister, Vivian Durkac of Tarentum, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

Visitation is tonight at Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn, Dallas 75219 or a charity of choice.

November 27, 1997

Services planned

William T. (Tommy) Hardaway, 83, of Greenville, died Wednesday at Memorial City Hospital in Houston. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Pauline Barett Jones Clayton of Greenville, memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville.
 

Samuel Mercer II

LONGVIEW - Funeral services for Samuel Levi Mercer II, 88, of Longview are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Church of God with Rev. Bill Fenton and Rev. Richard Ridings officiating. Burial is at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hooker Ridge Cemetery near Lone Oak.

Mr. Mercer was born Jan. 28, 1909, in Lone Oak; the son of Samuel Levi and Georgie Pope Mercer. He was a resident of Longview for one year. He was retired from the State of Texas; having worked for the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike. He was a member of the Village Missionary Baptist Church in Irving and attended Spring Hill Church of God.

Surviving are sons, Samuel Levi Mercer III of Longview, Robert Mercer and George Greenway, both of Sulphur Springs, and Theo Mercer of Arlington; daughters, Aaronetta Martin of Greenville and Wanda Brice of Irving; brothers, J.B. Mercer of Grand Prairie and Billy Mercer of Lone Oak; sisters, Nadine Sanders of Grand Prairie, and Kathryn Murphy and Imogene Ensley, both of Lone Oak; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, John Mercer and George Mercer, and sisters, Bonnie Mercer and Nora Mercer.

Rader Funeral Home of Longview is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Leta Morgan

WOLFE CITY - Leta Jane Morgan, 55, of Wolfe City died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Dwight Gardner officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.

She was born June 10, 1942 in Hughes Springs to Elton and Janette Story Webb. She and Bill D. Morgan married on May 25, 1972. Mrs. Morgan was a cashier for El Sombrero in Commerce.

Survivors include her husband of Wolfe City; four sons, James Westmoreland of Athens, Michael Morgan and Bruce Morgan, both of Dallas and Tracy Morgan of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, JoAnn Hickman of Wolfe City and her mother, Janette Lee of Hugo, Okla. <B>

Pallbearers will be Michael Morgan, Jerry Burns, Chris Burns, Bruce Morgan, Tracy Morgan and Lynn Brown.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

November 26, 1997

Services planned

Ruby Mae Carr, of Dallas, 10:30 a.m. today at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. Burial at 2 p.m. in Royse City Cemetery. Rest Haven Funeral Home of Royse City in charge.

Mrs. Alta Stewman, 91, of Trenton, graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Burns Cemetery in Trenton. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Pauline Clayton

Pauline Barrett Jones Clayton died Nov. 14 at Briarcliff Health Center after a long illness. There is a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville.

Surviving are a sister, Leola Woodruff; nephew and niece, Don and Marjorie Woodruff of Gainesville; niece Doris Lay of Denver, Colo., nieces and nephews and five great-nieces and nephews; stepson and wife, John and Margaret Clayton; stepdaughter, Bertha McCall of Dallas, stepgrandson and wife, Frank and Kathi Cushing of Austin; seven stepgrandchildren and best friend, August Temon of Greenville.

Memorials may be sent to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Andrew McDonald

Andrew Dillon McDonald, infant, of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Nichols. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.

He was born Nov. 17, 1997 in Dallas to Drew McDonald and Leslie Watts McDonald. They are members of Wesley United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his parents of Greenville; grandparents James and Chrysteen Watts of Greenville, Kathy McDonald of Greenville and John McDonald of Lake Charles, La.; great-grandparents Ladell D. Faulk of Santa Cruz, Calif., Amy Campbell of Tulsa, Okla. and Vivian Mabe of Sulphur Springs and aunts and uncles Virginia and Joe Rutherford of Greenville, Mike and Diane Weaks of Greenville, Kris and Janee Holt of Greenville and Aaron Blackwell of Greenville.

Mike Weaks and Kris Holt will serve as pallbearers.

Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Woosley

COMMERCE - Ethel Woosley, 87, of Commerce died Monday in Commerce. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Lee Dittmar officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 9, 1910 in Ladonia to George Rollen and Mollie Willis. She and Robert Glen Woosley were married in Ladonia. She as a longtime resident of Commerce, moving from the Durham Community in 1958. She was a member of the College Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Woosley was a nurse's aide for Liberman Hospital of Commerce, Oak Manor Nursing Home and Medical and Surgical Clinic in Greenville until her retirement in 1982.

Survivors include two sisters, Drusella Rollen and Mary Maggilen Kizer, both of Commerce; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband; one son, Lee Odis McDowell in 1985; two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
 

November 23, 1997
Services planned

Princess Khrystal Hargrove-Smith, infant, Wolfe City, graveside services 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge.
 

Lottie Beatrice Wilson, 81, of Blue Ridge, 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge. Burial in Blue Ridge Cemetery. Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge in charge.

Ruth Blair

LONE OAK - Ruth "Jeanette" Blair, 66, of Lone Oak died Friday at her home in Highland Acres after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Chapel at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth with Dr. James E. Bass officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Blair was born Jan. 25, 1931 in Fort Worth, the daughter of Charles Truman and Edna May Norris. She and Allen Blair were married June 25, 1948. A retired vocational nurse, Mrs. Blair was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband Allen Blair of Lone Oak; a son, Daniel Allen Blair of Fort Worth; two daughters, Cynthia Anne Lindsey and husband Ronny Lindsey, and Tonnette Bea Bottoms, all of Arlington; two brothers, Bruce Norris of Keller, and Don Norris of North Richland Hills; six grandchildren, Candace Smith of Bedford of, Casey Lindsey, Tim Bottoms and Jamie Bottoms, all of Arlington, and Julie Blair Lambert and Danielle Blair Lambert, both of Fort Worth; and two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Bradley Bottoms of Crowley.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William L. "Bill" Norris.

Pallbearers will be Tim Bottoms, Don Norris Jr., Rick Steen, George Gandy, Pat Smith, and Calvin Smith.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth who is in charge of arrangements.

E. A. Bowen Jr.

E. A. Bowen Jr. of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Mr. Bowen was born Dec. 18, 1914 in the Center Point Community in Hunt County, the son of Elijah Archie Bowen Sr. and Nanie Finger Bowen. He married Anne Garber on Aug. 23, 1969 in Greenville.

He was a graduate of East Texas Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science with a major in business and also earned a Masters degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Bowen was a member of the Greenville National Guard which was mobilized in 1944. He retired as a Captain in the U. S. Army. During his military service he was wounded in the Herculean Forest in Germany and received the Purple Heart for Bravery.

Mr. Bowen was retired controller from Henson's where he worked for 28 years. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include has wife, Anne Bowen of Greenville; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jerry Stephens of Amarillo; a nephew, Ricky Norris of Houston; two nieces, Martha Mullins of Fort Worth and Kim Watts of Morganton, N. Car.; three great nephews and two great nieces.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be today from 4-6 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.

Elmer Dean Jr.

COOLIDGE, Tex. - Elmer Leamond Dean Jr., 66, of Coolidge died at his residence Friday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Blair-Stubbs Chapel at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia with Rev. Mike Smith officiating and Rev. Tom Young, assisting. Burial will be in Coolidge Cemetery.

Mr. Dean was born Oct. 24, 1931 in Kaufman. He had lived in Coolidge for the last year; previously he was an 11-year resident of Lone Oak. Mr. Dean was a sergeant in the U. S. Marine Corps in the Korean War and was a Baptist. He was self employed.

Surviving are his wife, Pamela Dean of Coolidge; three daughters, Shelley Bain and Robbi Lemons, both of Lone Oak, and Sherry Dean of Rowlett; six grandchildren, Steven, Susan and Stacey Bain, Brittany Lemons, and Michael and Christian Northcutt; three brothers, Don Dean of Albuquerque, NM, Harold Dean of Coolidge, and Jerry Dean of Greenville; and three sisters, Pat Newsom and Linda Hill of Coolidge, and Jan Hardy of Mexia.

Pallbearers will be Randy Dean, Barry Hardy, John Dean, Danny Webb, Jerry Morgan, and David Newsom.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Mercy.

William Stover

William A. Stover of Dallas died Friday at the V. A. Medical Center in Dallas. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery with Rev. W. Glenn Mangrum officiating.

Mr. Stover was born Oct. 10, 1921 in Cash, the son of Arthur Stover and Myrtle Holder. He served in the U. S. Army in World War II. He was a grocery manager and was a member of the Assembly of God church.

He is survived by two sisters, Edna Long of Greenville, and Gertrude Moore of Commerce; two nieces and two nephews.

Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

E. C. Taylor

GRAND PRAIRIE - E. C. Taylor, 89, a resident of Grand Prairie, died Friday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bean-Massey-Burge Chapel at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie with Dr. Ernest Duncan officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Leonard Cemetery in Leonard.

Mr. Taylor was born on Sept. 5, 1908 in Leonard. He married Versa Reagan on Mar. 7, 1929 and had been a Grand Prairie resident since 1949. He retired from L.T.V. in 1973 after 24 years as a firefighter. He also served for many years as a volunteer firefighter for Grand Prairie. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Grand Prairie.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Versa Taylor of Grand Prairie; a son and daughter-in-law Mike and Robbie Taylor of Cooper; two sisters, Oleta Green and Ordie St. Clair, both of Terrell; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Freddie Myers in 1985 and a brother, Carmel Taylor in 1987.

November 22, 1997
Services planned

William A. Stover, 76, of Greenville died Friday at the V.A. Medical Center in Dallas. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Forest Park Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. W. Glenn Mangrum officiating. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

John C. Brooks, 42, of Caddo Mills, 11:30 a.m. today at Shiloh Baptist Church in Caddo Mills. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.
 

Jeffery Shane Goode, 25, of Quinlan, 2 p.m. today at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in Hooker Ridge Cemetery. Peters Funeral Home in charge.
 

Paul Kirkman Sr., 65, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at VanSickle Baptist Church. Burial in Simmons Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.
 

Princess Khrystal Hargrove-Smith, infant, Wolfe City, graveside services 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge.
 

Rubye L. Swaney, 86, of Lubbock, 3:30 p.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville. Peters Funeral Home in charge.
 

Rochelle Gardner

SHREVEPORT, La. - Rochelle Kelly Gardner of Shreveport died Thursday after a lengthy illness. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Osborn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Pearce, Rev. Ellen Alston and Rev. William Peeples officiating.

Mrs. Gardner was born in Seminary, Miss. and was a resident of Shreveport for nine years. She was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Fidelis Bible Class - UMW-XYZ and served on several committees.

Mrs. Gardner is survived by her husband, William Gardner Sr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Ronna and Robert Gardner of Lafayette, La., Kellie and James Hasseltine of Greenville; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Amy Sorrells of Merit; one step-daughter, Drena Huttenchen of Slidell, La.; three step-sons, William Gardner Jr. of Shreveport, Robert Gardner of Lafayette, and Thomas Gardner of Saratoga, N.Y.; grandchildren, Heather, Hilary and Drew Hester, Blake and Kendel Hesseltine; Trey and Rhyleigh Sorrells; and several step-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Ceil and Max Varnell of Corpus Christi; brothers and sister-in-law, Bill Kelly of Gulfport, Miss. and Tom and Louise Kelly of Biloxi, Miss.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Velma Kelly; four brothers, John Kelly Jr., Emmitt Kelly, James Kelly, and Robert Kelly; and one sister, Clarice Forrester.

Pallbearers are Mike Turner, Steve Snow, Dave Lockwood, Dan Tally, Larry Hester and Rev. Ed Thomas. Honorary pallbearers are James Sorrells Sr., Neal White, Lester Waters, Phillip Waters, Morris Custer and Dr. Benedict Galloway.

Memorials may be made to Broadmoor United Methodist Church or the American Lung Association.

Lottie Wilson

BLUE RIDGE - Lottie Beatrice Wilson, 81, of Blue Ridge died Thursday at Columbia Medical Center in McKinney. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge with Rev. J.D. Horton and Rev. Todd Bates officiating. Burial is in Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Born Oct. 2, 1916, in Blue Ridge, she was the daughter of John M. and Beaulah Riley Braswell. She married Andrew "Pete"Wilson on April 21, 1940 in Blue Ridge. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge.

Survivors include her husband of Blue Ridge; a daughter, Patricia Padgett of Allen; two sons, Travis Wilson of Rowlett and Orvis Wilson of Blue Ridge; a sister, Ireba Hartsell of Marshall; a brother, Carl Braswell of Whitewright; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Blue Ridge.

November 21, 1997
Services planned

James Troy Dry, 85, of Scoggins, 2 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City.
 

Elbert Leroy Isham, 77, of Dallas, 2 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home, Caddo Mills. Burial in VanSickle Cemetery.
 

John Brooks

John C. Brooks, 42, of Caddo Mills died Sunday in Caddo Mills. Funeral services are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Caddo Mills with Rev. F.W. Willis officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.

He was born March 4, 1955, in Greenville to John Wesley and Gossie Brooks. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Caddo Mills.

Survivors include his mother of Caddo Mills; a daughter, Taylor Brooks of Farmersville; four brothers, James Brooks of Farmersville, Chester Kelley and Willie Kelley of Dallas, and Virgil Kelley of San Francisco, Calif.; four sisters, Amelia Hart of Dallas, Kay Lewis of Fort Worth, Louise Houston of Alameda, Calif. and Dorothy Jackson of San Francisco, Calif. and nieces, nephews and friends.

His father preceded him in death.

Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

James Castleberry

James Dale Castleberry, 44, of Greenville died Wednesday in Collin County. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Monsignor John McCallum officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.

He was born in Greenville on Nov. 29, 1952 to James Howard Castleberry and Martha Hassell. He was the dry cleaning plant manager at Dry Clean Supercenter in Dallas. Mr. Castleberry was a member of St. Williams Catholic Church.

Surviving are his fiancee, Pam Joyce of Greenville; his mother of Greenville; a son, James Christopher Castleberry of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Kathy Weis of Greenville and Gale Poteet of Greenville; one niece and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father on Jan. 27, 1985.

Pallbearers will be Bo Hartline, Mike Castleberry, Larry Hassell, Johnny Kuczaj, Charlie Castleberry and Kenny Hartline. Joe Weis, Guy Coffman, Ty Cobb Sanders, Ray Lewis, B.K. Craig, Brad Mirandea and Bubba Dunlap will serve as honorary pallbearers.
 

Rochelle Gardner

SHREVEPORT, La. - Rochelle Sorrells Gardner, 51, of Shreveport died Thursday in Shreveport. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Osborn Funeral Home. Burial is in Seminary, Miss.

Mrs. Gardner was born June 19, 1936, in Seminary, Miss.; the daughter of John D. and Velma Kelly. She was a former resident of Greenville.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Gardner, of Shreveport; son, Jay Sorrells of Merit; daughters, Ronna Gardner of Lafayette, La. and Kellie Hesseltine of Greenville; brothers, Billy Kelly and Tom Kelly, both of Gulfport, Miss.; sister, Ceil Custer of Corpus Christi; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and four brothers.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Jeffery Goode

Jeffery Shane Goode, 25, of Quinlan died Wednesday in Garland. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Sparks officiating. Burial is in Hooker Ridge Cemetery.

The son of William Earl and Glenda Faye Rogers Goode, he was born in Terrell on Jan. 25, 1972. He and Darla Farrington were married in Quinlan on Aug. 1, 1992. Mr. Goode was a highliner with Chapman Construction.

Survivors include his wife of Quinlan; his parents of Greenville; two sons, Shane Goode and Haden Austin Goode, both of Quinlan; a stepson, Brandon Farrington of West Tawakoni; a daughter, Savannah Farrington of Quinlan; three brothers, Sullivon Goode and Bubba Good, both of Quinlan and Wendell Goode of Greenville; a sister, Denna Bush of Warner Robins, Ga. and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J.E. McEnturff of Wills Point and Murtes Land of Waxahachie.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Glen Rogers.

Pallbearers aree Dean Bryant, Billy Farrington, Donny Farrington, Donald Wilhoit, Hal Wallace, Russell Shipley and Thomas Colombrito.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.


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