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June 22, 2001

Services planned

Ida M. Andrews of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Jane Marie Hoff of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Family Fellowship of Greenville. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Jennie Mae Owen Dooley Redden, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Ramiro Benavidez
Ramiro Benavidez, 59, of Greenville died Tuesday morning at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. A graveside service is at 10 a.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Jose Amaya officiating.
Son of Aurelio Benavidez and Guadalupe Gomez Benavidez, he was born May 3, 1942, in LaSalle County. He was employed as a security guard. Mr. Benavidez was a Baptist.
Survivors include brother and sister-in-law José and Mague Benavidez of Bay City, Mich.; two brothers, Pablo Cauazos of Indiana and Candido de León of California; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Aida de León and Margarito Hernandez of Greenville and Trini and Gonzalo Garcia of Greenville; stepbrothers Octavio Benavidez, Florentino Benavidez and Aurelio Jr. Benavidez, all of Coutulla and stepsisters Juanita Reyes, Aurelia Peralez, Ernestina Benavidez, Estela Benavidez, Cuca Benavidez, Helda Benavidez and Florentino Canales, all of Coutulla.
His parents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Sr. de Leon, Martin de Leon, Peter de Leon, Raymond de Leon, John Garcia and Conazlo Jr. Garcia.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Clayton
SULPHUR SPRINGS " Funeral services for Elizabeth "Ann" Clayton are at 2 p.m. today at Morning Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery.
Born Aug. 21, 1951, in Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of Wister Godbolt and Marie Bowser Godbolt. She attended Douglas Elementary and was a 1969 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School. On June 19, 1970, she was married to Melvin Clayton. Mrs. Clayton was a member of Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ. She was employed by the Sulphur Springs Independent School District as a teacher assistant for nine years with Head Start and received her Child Development Associate Credential in 1995.
Mrs. Clayton is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Keith and Cutrena Clayton of Sulphur Springs; daughter Melanie Annette Clayton of Commerce; three brothers, Rickey Godbolt and wife Anita and David Godbolt, all of Sulphur Springs and Wister Godbolt Jr. of Commerce; six sisters, Pat Morgan and husband Albert, Dolly Kelly and husband Ronny, Jackie Jackson and husband Bo, Dorothy White and husband T.J. and Clydia Boyd, all of Sulphur Springs and Mae Dell Greenwood and husband A.C. of Mt. Pleasant; mother-in-law and father-in-law Maudell and Frank Clayton of Sulphur Springs and two grandsons, Christopher DaKeiston and Cody Daron Clayton of Sulphur Springs. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father on May 6, 1966; her mother on Feb. 5, 1998; a child, Rondrick Andre Clayton on May 20, 1976; brother Odell Godbolt in May 1983 and four infant brothers and sisters.
Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Freda Hines
EMORY " Freda L. Hines, 81, of Emory died Wednesday at Wood Memorial Nursing Home in Mineola. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Daugherty Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Clifton Cemetery.
She was born Sep. 13, 1919 in Rains County to Fred and Della Holman Blanton. On Oct. 2, 1935, she was married to Robert S. Hines in Emory. She retired from Lee Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Daugherty Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hines is survived by two sons, Robert Hines Jr. of Emory and John Hines of Mesquite; two daughters Sue Strebeck of Arlington and Barbara Jaggers of Emory; brothers John Blanton, Nils Blanton and Bedford Blanton, all of Dallas; a sister, Wanda Williams Nutt of Emory; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1998.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and grandson Edward Lee Hines will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Rodney Jackson
Rodney Laray Jackson of Greenville died Monday in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Greenville, with Rev. Willie Byrd and Rev. J.C. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.
He was born June 9, 1965, in Greenville to Robert Lee and Robbie Joe Jackson. He was a member of Gospel Music Workshop of America, New Birth Gospel Choral and Hensley Gospel Ensemble.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his parents of Greenville; three brothers, Ronald Lee Jackson of Garland and Reginald Lynn Jackson, and Roderick L. Jackson, both of Greenville and grandparents Willie and Elmer Gordon.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Will and Cleo Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Marvin T. Roberts, Tyrone Holly, Stacy Daniels, Edwin Hawkins, Areko Taylor, Sean Franklin and Pierre Hawkins.
Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

Cleon Nuttall
Cleon C. Nuttall, 95, of Greenville died Wednesday afternoon at her residence. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Ravert officiating. Burial will be in Celeste Cemetery.
Daughter of James R. Felty and Clemmie Brown Felty, she was born in Hickory Creek on Feb. 3, 1906. She was married to Clifford Nuttall in August 1929. Mrs. Nuttall was a school teacher. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Surviving are daughters Jacqueline Cummings of Leonard, Patricia Bench of Greenville and Mikel West of Celeste; a sister, Mildred Sheridan of Leonard; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and five sisters.
Pallbearers will be Larry Bench, David West, Glenn Cummings, Leo Bench, John Fonner and Glenn Fonner.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Robinson
Arthur Gene Robinson, 62, of Dallas died June 15 in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark Street Christian Church in Greenville with Rev. W.D. Hines officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Dallas.
Born March 24, 1939, in Greenville, he was the son of James and Arrelia Robinson. On Sep. 12. 1964, he married Freida J. Spencer in Greenville. He served in the U.S. Army and he was a postal worker. Mr. Robinson was a member of Clark Street Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife of Dallas; a son, Marcus L. Robinson of Dallas; a daughter, LaJena R. Robinson of Dallas and sister Suvelia Kelley of Dallas.
His parents and three brothers preceded him in death.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.
There will be a wake from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

June 21, 2001

Services planned

Ramiro Benavidez, 59, of Greenville died Tuesday at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Walter E."Elmer" Causey, 90, of Lewisville, 2 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel-Caddo Mills. Burial in Simmons Cemetery, Cash.

Elizabeth Tadlock Grantham Newell, 87, of Killeen, 10:30 a.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Burial in Killeen Memorial Park.

Cleon Nuttall of Greenville died Wednesday afternoon at his Greenville residence. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Wesley United Methodist Church. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Jennie Mae Owen Dooley Redden, graveside service 2 p.m. Friday at Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge. No visitation scheduled.

Irene Diana Watson of Quinlan, 2 p.m. today at Goggans Funeral Home, Terrell. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Quinlan.

Ida Andrews
Ida M. Andrews of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.
She was born in Hunt County, daughter of William R. and Mary Kathryn Morgan. On Dec. 9, 1920 she was married to Joel Martin Andrews in Campbell. Mrs. Andrews was a homemaker and was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Rev. Olan. J. Andrews of Lone Oak and Julius M. Andrews of Greenville; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Doris Cunningham
LA HABRA, Calif. " Doris V. Cunningham, 85, of La Habra, Calif., former longtime resident of Tucson, Ariz. died June 4 following a long illness. Services will be scheduled at a later date in Tucson.
Survivors include a daughter, Peggy J. Lee Roys of Greenville; two sons, Donald Cunningham of Phoenix, Ariz. and William Cunningham of La Habra, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.
Mrs. Cunningham was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cunningham; a daughter, Norma Reed and one great-granddaughter.

Jane Hoff
Jane Marie Hoff of Greenville died Tuesday evening at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Family Fellowship of Greenville with Rev. Rick Blue officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born Nov. 13, 1926 in Texarkana, she was the daughter of James M. White and Marie Campbell White. She was married to James E. "Buddy" Hoff on Jan. 24, 1948 in College Station. Mrs. Hoff was a homemaker. She was a member of Family Fellowship of Greenville. She was a lifetime member of Greenville PTA.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James E. "Jay" Jr. and Brenda Hoff of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law Emma Jane and Ben Wallace of Oklahoma; a daughter, Christie Anne Hoff of San Antonio; sister Emma Jean Guillot of Texarkana; grandson James E. "Jason" Hoff III and granddaughter Jennifer Lynn Hoff.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 14, 1997; her parents and one brother.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Marek, Nate Compton, Jeff Robinson, Nick Stone, Justin Ripp and Zachery Ripp. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Hickman, Dean Harrison, Mike Robinson, Byron Pugh, Danny Woodard and Terry Palmore.
Memorials may be made to Family Fellowship of Greenville.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Joseph Matej
ROCKWALL " Funeral services for Joseph James Matej, 73, of Cash were conducted Tuesday in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, with Rev. Bill Richard officiating.
Burial will be in DFW National Cemetery.
Mr. Matej died June 16 in Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
He was born July 27, 1927, in Wallis to Lewis and Justina Matej.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Matej of Cash; sons Stephen Matej of Forney, Joseph Matej Jr. of Forney, Vincent Matej of Mesquite; a daughter, Rebecca Woods of Forney; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Arrangements were under the direction of Lyons Funeral Home of Rockwall.

June 20, 2001

Services planned

Ramiro Benavidez, 59, of Greenville died Tuesday at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Jennie Mae Owen Dooley Redden, graveside service 2 p.m. Friday at Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge. No visitation scheduled.

Millie Woodard of Quinlan died Friday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial.

Walter Causey
CADDO MILLS " Walter E. "Elmer" Causey, 90, of Lewisville died Tuesday in Denton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Simmons Cemetery in Cash.
Born in Farmersville on Feb. 4, 1911, he was the son of Isaac C. Causey and Rosa Anna Putman Causey. He married Goldie Lou Whittaker on Feb. 24, 1949. Mr. Causey was a carpenter.
He is survived by daughters Flo Ann Ball of Lewisville, Wilma Taylor of Little Elm and Joyce Boyer of Carrollton; a brother, Albert Causey of Greenville; sister Violet Nell Hogan of Terrell; 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Walter Eugene and four brothers.
Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.

Chuck Fryar
QUINLAN " Chuck Fryar of Emory died Sunday in Quitman. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Quinlan with Rev. Antonio Oscar Diaz officiating.
Son of Charles C. and Mary Alice Constser Fryar, he was born Feb. 8, 1929 in Dallas. He married Marsha Duggan. Mr. Fryar was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as a salesman. He was a Catholic and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include sons Charles Fryar Jr. of Rowlett, Chris Fryar of Emory and Steve Fryar of Garland; a daughter, Cynthia Jarvis of Garland, twin sister Charlene Pinkston of Gordonville and six grandchildren.
Knights of Columbus members will serve as pallbearers.
Quinlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jackie Middleton
SULPHUR SPRINGS " Funeral services for Jackie L. Middleton, 58, of the Greenview Community are at 2 p.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Chapel with Rev. Guy Mays and Rev. Horace Hammond officiating. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery.
He died Monday morning at East Texas Medical Center Hospital in Tyler following a brief illness.
Born June 22, 1942 in County Line Community of Rains County, he was the son of Julian and Ruby Spencer Middleton. He married Janie McElvy in Hopkins County on June 17, 1960. A graduate of Miller Grove High School in 1965, he was a longtime dairyman. Mr. Middleton was a member of the County Line Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years; daughters Stacy Crump and Cindy Alcorn, both of the Greenview Community; his mother of the Greenview Community; two brothers, Bob Middleton of Point and J.L. Middleton of the Shirley Community; two sisters, Doris Hall of Miller Grove and Nora Younger of the Weaver Community and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Cletis Middleton, and a sister, Virginia Pritchett.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Clem, Tommy Potts, William Sparks, Rodney Hinton, Larry Morris, Leeman Stracener, Ricky Stracener and Jason Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Stracener, Rusty Stracener, Dusty Stracener, Bobby Middleton, Doug Hall, Charles Middleton, David Middleton, Wayne Middleton, Cletis Millsap, Joe Dale Hoover, C.O. Hunt and friends at Midway Grocery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Texas Affiliate, Inc., Echelon II, Suite 600, 9430 Research Boulevard, Austin, TX. 78759.
West Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Mize
QUINLAN " Gary Mize of Quinlan died Saturday in Greenville. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park.
Son of Rex and Juanita Jenkins Mize, he was born Jan. 11, 1957 in Tulare, Calif. He married Sylvia Gail Gill. Mr. Mize was a maintenance leader. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Mize is survived by his wife of Quinlan; sons Leroy Mize and Cahuncy Mize, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; two daughters, Bridgett Green of Quinlan and Natosha Marqua of West Tawakoni; two brothers, one sister and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Darrly Marqua, Ernest Cabrera, Stan Carr, Jeff Bell, Corey Miller and Tony Garza.

Elizabeth Newell
KILLEEN " Elizabeth Tadlock Grantham Newell, 87, of Killeen died Monday in Mesquite. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Rich officiating. Burial will be in Killeen Memorial Park.
She was born Nov. 13, 1913 in Greenville. She was retired from Aafes. Mrs. Newell had lived in Killeen since 1961. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters Claudette Grantham Davis of Killeen and Marilyn Grantham Gravatt of Dallas; two sisters, Billie Spoonemore of Greenville and Jo Cross of Flowermound; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Claude Grantham, in December 1950 and her second husband, Ed Newell, in May 1975.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Irene Watson
TERRELL " Irene Diana Watson of Quinlan died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville following a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Goggans Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Quinlan.
Born in Dallas on May 10, 1973, she was the daughter of Ralph L. Watson Sr. and Billie Jo Wooten Watson. She lived most of her life in Quinlan.
She is survived by her parents of Quinlan; two sons, Brandon Smirl-Watson and Bobby Jo Hirth; a brother, Ralph L. Watson Jr. of Quinlan; two sisters, Sheryl Sanderson and Cynthia Sisco, both of Quinlan and two half sisters, Donna Patterson and Debbie Brister.
She was preceded in death by son Brandon's father, Leon E. Smirl.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

June 19, 2001

Services planned

Eula Lucile Etheredge Orr of Dallas, 1 p.m. today at Axe Memorial Methodist Church in Garland. Graveside service 3:30 p.m. today at Brigham Cemetery, Campbell. Restland Funeral Home of Dallas in charge.
 

Jennie Redden
LEONARD " Graveside services for Jennie Mae Owen Dooley Redden are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday at the Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard. She died at her residence Saturday.
Mrs. Redden was a member of the church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband, Manuel "Slim" Redden; three daughters, Mary Frances Prather, Dinah Jean Ibarra and Susan Lorene Smith; three sisters, Arleen Owen, Loese Pace and Marie Chiasson; brother Eugene Owen and three grandchildren.
Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. No visitation is scheduled.

June 18, 2001

Services planned

BRASHEAR " Harvey J. Ethridge, 91, of Brashear, 10 a.m. today at Brashear Baptist Church with burial in Brashear Cemetery. West Oaks Funeral Home in charge.

CELESTE " Betty Jean Harrison Pugh, 74, of Celeste 10:30 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Celeste with burial in Restland Cemetery in Dallas. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Lucile Orr
DALLAS " Eula Lucile Etheredge Orr of Dallas died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. Services will be at Axe Memorial Methodist Church in Garland on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell.
Mrs. Orr was born on March 4, 1912, to Ernest and Verna Etheredge in Campbell. She worked for Sears, Roebuck & Co., in 1931 but took leave to join in defense work during World War II. She returned to Sears in 1945 and worked until her retirement in 1970. During her travels she visited Switzerland several time to volunteer in a vacation Bible school for American children whose parents were stationed in Europe. She was also a volunteer for Garland Community Hospital. For the past 12 years whe lived at Blanton Gardens in Dallas.
Surviving are her brothers and sisters-in-law, Bryce and Edith Etheredge of Lubbock and Gordon and Addie Etheredge of Quinlan and her brother, L.D. Etheredge of Greenville. One sister and four brothers preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Parkinson Society.
Restland Funeral Home of Dallas is in charge of arrangements.
 

Linda Lou McBeth
LEONARD " Linda Lou McBeth, 48, of Leonard, died Friday in a Bonham hospital. No services are planned at this time.
She was born Dec. 29, 1951, in Kaufman County to Sherman and Frances Arnold Good. She was employed by Delta Home Healthcare.
Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Staley and Rebecca Clemons of Leonard.
Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lucille Thornton
WOLFE CITY " Mary Lucille Thornton, 85, of Wolfe City died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Wolfe City with Rev. Kevin Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Mrs. Thornton was born to Charlie and Dora Hooten Finch on May 4, 1916, in the Hickory Creek Community of Hunt County. She married Ozell Thornton on Dec. 19, 1916, in Greenville and he preced her in death in 1994.
Suriving are a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Max and Nancie Thornton of Irving; a brother, Clifford Finch of Houston and a sister, Mrs. Frances Owens of Corpus Christi; two grandchildren, Jeffry Lynn Thornton of Irving and Charla Kay Matlack and her husband Gregory Matlack of Carrollton, and a great-grandson, Andrew Thomas Matlack of Carrollton.
R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James D. Willingham
TERRELL " James D. Willingham of Terrell died Saturday at his home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Weaver Cemetery with Winston Walls officiating.
Mr. Willingham was born in Hunt County on Sept. 29, 1913, to Henry Marvin and Margret Sparks Willingham. He married Hellen Hinchey Willingham in 1972 in McAlister, Okla. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and an agriculture teacher and rancher.
Surviving are his wife; a son, James D. Willingham Jr. of Terrell; daughters Dr. Irene Rae Willingham of Dallas and Inez Faye Campbell of Wylie and five grandchildren.
Quinlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June 17, 2001

Services planned

Harvey Ethridge
BRASHEAR " Harvey J. Ethridge, 91, of Brashear died Friday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Brashear Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Ethridge, Archie Stone and Bryan Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be at Brashear Cemetery.
He was born in Hunt County on Nov. 28, 1909, to Laura Mills Ethridge and Levi Washington. On April 14, 1934, he married Opal Irene Boykin in Hopkins County. Mr. Ethridge was a farmer and dairyman until his retirement in 1975. He lived in Brashear since 1940. Mr. Ethridge was a Miller Grove High School graduate. He was a longtime Brashear member and deacon.
Mr. Ethridge is survived by his wife; sons, Julius Ray Ethridge of Hallsville, the Rev. Charles E. Ethridge of Winnsboro, Carroll Ethridge of the Shirley Community, Johnny Merrell Ethridge of Brashear, and Freeman Ethridge and Richard Dean Ethridge, both of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Judy Ann Reed of the Beckham Community; brothers, Earl Ethridge of Dallas, Cameron Ethridge of Farmers Branch and Curtis Ethridge of Miller Grove; sister, Erma Dell Monroe of Malakoff; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elbert Ethridge, Jessie Ethridge and J.R. Ethridge; sister, Jewel Speed; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Ronald Ethridge, Roger Ethridge, Clifford Ethridge, Brian Ethridge, Keith Ethridge, Brad Ethridge, Galen Ethridge and Chad Cobb will serve as pallbearers.
 

Betty Jean Pugh
CELESTE " Betty Jean Harrison Pugh, 74, of Celeste died Friday at her home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Celeste with the Rev. James Ralson officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Dallas.
She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Celeste to Pauline Edna Greer and Robert Early Harrison. On Jan. 16, 1948, she married Robert D. Pugh in Dallas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Celeste.
Mrs. Pugh is survived by her son, Greg Pugh of Dallas; daughter, Barbara Jackson and her husband, Kip, of Lewisville; brothers, Robert Harrison of Celeste, and Lloyd Harrison of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Louise Pugh of Georgetown; granddaughters, Stephanie Revell of Georgetown, Erica Jackson of Lewisville and Shannon Jackson of College Station; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husban; son, Robert Pugh; brother, Raymond Harrison; and sister, Edith Moore.
Vistation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Coker Mathews Funeral Home.
Mark Harrison, Jimmy Patterson, James Lloyd Harrison, Johnny Moore, John Allen Pugh, Douglas Johns, Bobby Milner and Jeremy Burdett will serve as pallbearers.

June 16, 2001

Services planned

Betty Jean Harrison Pugh, 74, of Celeste died Friday afternoon at her residence. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Gloria Standfield of Garland, 11 a.m. today at Kaiser Street Baptist Church in Garland. Burial in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Elmer Cannon
Elmer W. Cannon, 85, of Greenville, formerly of Valley Station, Ken., died Thursday night at Greenville Health and Rehab. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Gordon Grammer officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born Sep. 14, 1915 in Wieland, Hunt County, he was the son of John Wesley "John C." Cannon and Geneva Blond Nix Cannon. On June 6, 1942, he married Jo Marie Barrett in San Antonio. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a mess sergeant and a cook. Mr. Cannon was a member of Southside Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; two daughters, Barbara Lynn of Lubbock and Mary Watts of Greenville; a sister, Lillie Mae Cummings of Greenville; three granddaughters and one great-grandson.
Two sisters preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are Steve Gilmore, Waldon Krodle, Danny Myrick, Belmer White, Duane Nicholson and Jerry Morrison. Olen Gilmore and Howard Curtis will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Charlette Robison
COMMERCE " Charlette Newman Robison, 47, of Commerce died Tuesday at her residence. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
Daughter of Marshall E. Newman and Lorene Lytle, she was born May 16, 1954, in Commerce. She graduated from Commerce High School in 1972. She was married to Earl L. Robison on Sept. 10, 1992, in Hugo, Okla. Mrs. Robison was a certified medication nurse's aid for 12 years. She was a member of Horton Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Paris; her mother of Sulphur Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Monty Miller of Little Elm; two daughters, Anna Jean Lowrie and Amy JoAnn Lowrie, both of Cumby; a sister, Jeannie Bowman of Commerce; brothers Jacky Newman of Jacksonville, Fla. and Ricky Newman of Commerce; a grandson, Cody Wayne Miller of Little Elm; three nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Billy Newman.

June 15, 2001

Services planned

Mrs. Frances L. Bowen, 81, of Leonard, 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery.

Varna Allen Patton, 86, of Quinlan, graveside service at 10:30 a.m. today in Lindsey Cemetery, Randolph. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge.

Virgie Olene Smith, 96, of Josephine, services at 10 a.m. today in First Baptist Church in Josephine, with burial in Caddo Mills Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

Dorothy Sills
QUINLAN " Dorothy "Memaw" Sills, 73, of Quinlan died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park.
Born in Duck Town, N.C. on May 24, 1928, she was the daughter of Jack and Bonnie Payne. She and Raymond Harold Sills were married in Dallas. Mrs. Sills was a housewife and was a member of the Christian Church.
She is survived by three sons, Larry Hale, Kenneth Sills and Tim Sills; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death.

Gloria Standfield
Gloria Standfield has died. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kaiser Street Baptist Church in Garland with Rev. Paul Mack officiating. Burial will be in East Mount Cemetery in Greenville.
She was born June 9, 1944 in Jefferson. On Oct. 8, 1960 she was married to Billy Ray Standfield in Josephine.
Survivors include her husband of Garland; her father, Willie Hubbard Jefferson of Garland; five sons, Stephoney of Garland, Eric of Greenville, Issac, Darrell, and Gerald Standfield, all of Garland; three daughters, Wanda Standfield, Billie Renee Standfield and Ericka Renee Standfield of Garland; four brothers, Roland Jefferson, A.J. Jefferson, Charles Jefferson and Carl Jefferson, all of Dallas; four sisters, Sonya Smith of Garland, Merlene Harris, Brenda Hardaway and Lisa Jefferson, all of Dallas; a number of grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, a sister and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be A.J. Jefferson, Roland Jefferson, Carl Jefferson, Eric Standfield, Stephoney Standfield and Issac Standfield.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

June 14, 2001

Services planned

Horice Ivyl Cunnyngham, 83, of Blue Ridge, services in Blue Ridge Baptist Church at 2 p.m. today. Burial will be in Pike Cemetery in Pike with arrangements by Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

Edward F. Lynch, 74, of Royse City, funeral mass at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall at 10 a.m. today. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett. Arrangements with Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City.

Virgie Olene Smith, 96, of Josephine, services at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Josephine, with burial in Caddo Mills Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

Frances Bowen
LEONARD " Funeral services for Mrs. Frances L. Bowen, 81, of Leonard will be at 10 a.m., Friday, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jim McIntire and Rev. Brian Edmonds officiating.
Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery.
Mrs. Bowen died Tuesday in Medical City Hospital in Dallas.
She was born June 24, 1919, in McKinney to W. Jennings Horn and Lena Maxwell Shields Horn. She married Thomas W. Bowen April 14, 1949, in Whitewright. She was a Methodist and a sales clerk.
Survivors include her husband, of Leonard; daughters, Barbara Edmonds and Sharon Vaughn, both of Leonard; son, T.W. Bowen of Whitewright; sisters, Ruby Kiraly of Mesquite, Dorothy Russell and Patsy Minter, both of McKinney, and Billie Wilson of Mantica, Calif.; brothers, R.L. Horn of Dallas and George Horn of Melissa; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
 

Steve Henderson
LEONARD " Steve Henderson, 50, of Leonard, died at his residence Wednesday.
Visitation will be today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Taylor Funeral Home. No service is planned.
Mr. Henderson was born March 27, 1951, in Bonham to George Henderson and Ruby Stevens Henderson. He married Vicki Childers on May 5, 1984. He was a Vietnam veteran, a member of First Baptist Church in Leonard and a retired employee of the City of Leonard.
Survivors include his wife, of Leonard; his mother, of Leonard; sons Tim Jackson of Leonard and Steven Eric Henderson of Weatherford; brothers Butch Henderson and Leon Henderson, both of Leonard, and two grandchildren.

Varna Patton
RANDOLPH " Graveside services for Varna Allen Patton, 86, a resident of Individual Care of Texas in Quinlan, will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, in Lindsey Cemetery, with Rev. Kevin Mitchel officiating.
Mr. Patton died Wednesday in Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
He was born in Randolph on Feb. 16, 1915, to Levi and Susie McElroy Patton. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include a niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Arvad Bourquin of Dallas; several cousins.

June 13, 2001

Services planned

Michael Anthony "Tony" King of Wills Point, 11 a.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Able Springs Cemetery.

Morris Ray Kuhn, 58, of Rapid City, Mich., formerly of Leonard, graveside service 10 a.m. today at Leonard Cemetery with arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

A.C. Streetman, 79, of Royse City, 10 a.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel. Burial in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Horice Cunnyngham
BLUE RIDGE " Horice Ivyl Cunnyngham, 83, of Blue Ridge died Monday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at Blue Ridge Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Johnnie Jones and Rev. Ray Rust officiating. Burial will be in Pike Cemetery in Pike.
Born Dec. 1, 1917 in Leonard, he was the son of Elbert Alton and Selma Carlton Cunnyngham. He and his wife Anna were married Aug. 18, 1945 in Leonard. Mr. Cunnyngham served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was an ASCS surveyor. He was a member of Blue Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of Blue Ridge; two daughters, Penny Eubanks of Kaufman and Nancy Terpening of Artesia, N.M.; two sons, Allen Cunnyngham of Blue Ridge and Hal Cunnyngham of Taipei, Taiwan; a sister, Ara Walker of Blue Ridge; brother Kenneth Cunnyngham of Blue Ridge; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

Ollie Ely
ARCHER CITY " Ollie Lee Ely, 80, of Point died Saturday at the Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory. There was a memorial service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Clifton Cemetery in Rains County with Rev. Jimmy Shedd, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Emory, officiating.
Mr. Ely was born Jan. 19, 1921 in the County Line Community in Rains County where he was a lifelong resident. He and his wife Tootsie were married on Jan. 16, 1945 in Greenville. Mr. Ely was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He had worked as a bulldozer operator most of his life and worked for Allen Sanders, Hopkins County and Ivan Alexander before his retirement in 1985. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church.
Surviving are his daughter Vicky Ely Lamb of Point; a son, Thomas Lee Ely of Belize, Central America; three brothers, Tommy "Jewel" Ely of Greenville, Charles "Jot" Ely of Rowlett and Jody Ely of Point; a sister, Helen Collins of Winnsboro; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife on April 8, 1998 and a son, Jamie Lynn Ely on Feb. 23, 1992.
Memorials may be made to Clifton Cemetery, 6760 FM 275, Point, Tx. 75472-4614.
Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City was in charge of arrangements.

Edward Lynch
ROYSE CITY " Edward F. Lynch, 74, of Royse City, died Monday. There will be a funeral mass at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall at 10 a.m. Thursday. Rev. William Richard will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett.
He was born March 14, 1927 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Paul and Anna Gerlock Lynch and married Geraldine Catherine McCarthy in Buffalo, N.Y. on Jan. 19, 1957. Mr. Lynch worked for C.J. Tower & Sons as an import analyst in the customers brokerage industry until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Holy Name Men's Society/St. James Parish and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall.
Mr. Lynch is survived by his wife of Royse City; a son, Edward F. Lynch Jr. of Silvercreek, N.Y.; daughters Maryann Miller and Margaret VerHagen of Royse City; sister Dorothy Sciarrino of West Seneca, N.Y. and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe and a sister, Mary.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1305 Damascus Road, Rockwall, Tx. 75087.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City Chapel.

Virgie Smith
FARMERSVILLE " Mrs. Virgie Olene Smith, 96, of Josephine died Tuesday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Josephine with Dr. Steve Hudson and Rev. Brant O'Conner officiating. Burial will be in Caddo Mills Cemetery.
She was born July 23, 1904 in Farmersville to Robert and Adelia Morris Rickman. She was married to Van Nicholson Smith on Sep. 4, 1926 in Nevada. She attended school at Neathery and Josephine. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and she was a member of Nevada Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters Doris Jean Moore of Grand Saline, Rheda Davis of Greenville and Linda Jane Hess of Josephine; two sisters, Monette Bentley and Joyce Sebastian, both of Josephine; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

Thomas Young
QUINLAN " Thomas Young, 29, of Quinlan died June 6 in Dallas. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Wieland Cemetery.
Son of Tommy and Margie Louis King Young, he was born in
Wylie. He was a tatoo artist. Mr. Young was a Baptist.
Surviving are his parents; a sister, Tonnyia Branch of Garland; a brother, Chad Young of Quinlan and grandparents Clyde and Louise King of Henrietta.
Pallbearers were Randall King II, Fly McRee, Sean Ingram, Danny Stewart, Leslie Cole and Garod Richardson.

June 12, 2001

Services planned

Elden Beadles, 78, of Commerce, formerly of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Glynna Cox of Garland, formerly of Hunt County, 11 a.m. today at Lone Oak Methodist Church. Burial in Donelton Cemetery. Bartley Funeral Home of Lone Oak in charge.

Morris Ray Kuhn, 58, of Rapid City, Mich., and formerly of Leonard, died Friday. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leonard Cemetery with arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home.

Mittie T. Roberts, 94, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Peters Funeral Home with the Revs. Kirk Jones and Leslie Mills officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Caddo Mills.

Earnest Wilson, 84, of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at Mt. Elem Baptist Church. Burial in Grundy Cemetery. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

Faye Benefiel
WOLFE CITY " Faye Ray Benefiel, 66, of Wolfe City died suddenly at home Saturday. Burial will be in San Hill Cemetery in Benton, Ken. No services are planned at this time.
Daughter of Terry Cecil and Sylvia Louise Watkins Ray, she was born Aug. 19, 1934 in Graves County, Ken. She was a caregiver with Home Health. She was a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church in Benton, Ken.
Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Green of Mayfield, Ken.; one son, Tony Benefiel of Benton, Ken.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge of arrangements.

Ollie Key
EMORY " Mrs. Ollie V. Key, 92, of Emory died Sunday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Diller officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest No. 1 Cemetery.
Born Sep. 21, 1908 in Coleman, Okla., she was the daughter of James Robbins and Martha Louise Cox. She was married to Joe C. Key on March 23, 1936 in Rockwall. Mrs. Key was a retired registered nurse. She was a Methodist.
Mrs. Key is survived by grandson Ronnie Key of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughter Alisia Parr of San Antonio and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Edell Key.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Robbins, Danny Robbins, Jerry Cass and Andy Anders.

Tony King
QUINLAN " Michael Anthony King of Wills Point died in Quinlan Saturday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Able Springs Cemetery.
Born March 16, 1983 in Hope Mills, N.C., he was the son of Jerry Wayne King and Margarita Castillo.
Survivors include his father; mother and stepfather Margarita and Pitney Bramball; two stepbrothers, David James "D.J." Baker and Pitney "P.J." Bramball II; a sister, Traci King; grandparents Fred Castillo, Ramona Miller, Jim and Shirley King and great-grandmother Josefa Travino.
His great-grandfather preceded him in death.
 

A.C. Streetman
ROCKWALL " A.C. Streetman, 79, of Royse City died Sunday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel, with Lonnie Harris, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Son of John and Florence Burks Streetman, he was born Feb. 20, 1922 in Royse City. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Royse City.
Mr. Streetman is survived by his wife, Juanita Streetman of Royse City; daughters Linda Ussery of Royse City, Judy Streetman of Carthage and Donna Streetman of Royse City; sons Carey Streetman of Terrell and Joe Nelson of Caddo Mills; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Ricky and Larry.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas, Tx. 75356.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

June 11, 2001

Services planned

Verbie W. Dodd, 84, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mittie T. Roberts, 94, of Greenville died Wednesday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home with the Revs. Kirk Jones and Leslie Mills officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Morris Ray Kuhn, 58, of Rapid City, Mich., and formerly of Leonard, died Friday. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leonard Cemetery with arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home.

Elden Beadles
COMMERCE " Elden Beadles, 78, of Commerce, formerly of Greenville, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Avon Chandler and David Gibson officiating. Burial will be at Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mr. Beadles was born July 30, 1922, in Peerless to Albert T. and Mattie Lou Merrell Beadles. He married Nora Dale on Feb. 9, 1957 in Greenville. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was the former owner and operator of Beadles Barber Shop in Greenville and active in real estate investment. He was also former president of the Planning and Zoning Board of Greenville and a member of the Commerce Church of Christ and former member of Southside Church of Christ in Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two sisters, Gladene Wilson and Faye Beadles.
He is survived by a brother, Lonnie Beadles of Sulphur Springs; six nieces, Virginia Allman of Plano, Betty Wilson of Commerce, Sue Johnson of South Sulphur, Malba Bogan of South Sulphur, June Phillips of South Sulphur and Holley Press of Greenville and four nephews, Dennis Wilson of Commerce, Lonnie A Beadles of South Sulphur, Ricky Beadles of South Sulphur and David Dale of Merit.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Doug Martin, Lonnie A. Beadles, Ricky Beadles, Brad Press, David Johnson and John McNiel.

Glynna Cox
GARLAND " Glynna Cox of Garland died Saturday in a Plano hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lone Oak Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Shaddow officiating. Burial will be at Donelton Cemetery.
She was born in Hunt County to Hubert and Arvenia Adair Pickle and was a retired employee of Texas Instruments. She was Methodist.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Cox of Garland; a son, Ricky Baker of Garland; two daughters, Sharon Faulkner of Rowlett and Rhonda Baker of Garland; a brother, James Leroy Pickle of Athens; a sister, Cynthia Halford of Axtell and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bartley Funeral Home of Lone Oak.
 

Mittie Roberts
Mittie T. Roberts, 94, of Greenville died Wednesday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kirk Jones and Rev. Leslie Mills officiating. Burial will be at Caddo Mills IOOF Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 15, 1906, in Hunt County to John T. and Nannie Holbrook Gulledge. She married Rev. Coral V. Roberts on Dec. 23, 1926, in Hunt County.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Venson Roberts of Tyler, David Roberts of Greenville and Billy Roberts of Greenville; three daughters, Prebalene Bell of Greenville, Elouise Roberts Lovelace of Dallas and Marge Dooley of Greenville; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, sister V. Ella Couch and brothers Henry, Albert and Manuel Gulledge.
Pallbearers will be Jack Lindensweig, T.S. Lamb, Newman Peters, Travis McGuire, Grady Jones and David Compton.

Earnest Wilson
Earnest Wilson, 84, of Greenville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Elem Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Hood officiating. Burial will be at Grundy Cemetery.
Mr. Wilson was born on Aug. 22, 1916 in Jefferson to Sebe and Myrthe Hodge Wilson. He married Mattie Lee Scott in 1938.
He worked various jobs including construction and farming. Many people knew him as the "Woodchopper" because he would cut and deliver firewood to residents of Greenville and surrounding areas. He was a deacon at Mt. Elem Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by four sons, Ray Lee Wilson of McKinney, Smith Wilson of Garland, George Wilson of Greenville and Wayne Grisby of Mesquite; six daughters, Rosetta Canady, Myrtle Wilson, Minnie Wilson and Mary Williams of Greenville, Earnestine Armstrong of Garland and Lula Coleman of Dallas; 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Billy Neal, Clinton Grisby, Terry Carpenter, Larry Bryant, and Rev. Jimmy Sherman.

June 10, 2001

Services planned

Tessie "Aunt Payne" Anderson Thompson, 79, of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at St. John Baptist Church. Burial will be at East Mount Cemetery. Arrangements by Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

Marjorie Davis, 87, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Jacobia Cemetery.

Thomas Young, 29, of Quinlan died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Wieland Cemetery.

Verbie W. Dodd, 84, of Greenville, 10 a.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mittie T. Roberts, 94, of Greenville died Wednesday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home with the Revs. Kirk Jones and Leslie Mills officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Verbie Dodd
Verbie W. Dodd, 84, of Greenville died Friday at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tommy Weems and Mark Fawcett officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris.
Mr. Dodd was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Bairdstown to George Dodd and Lucy Towers Dodd. He married Winnie Evans on April 23, 1988 in Eureka Springs, Ark. Mr. Dodd was a U.S. Navy veteran. He worked as a maintenance department foreman for Temco until his retirement.
He was a member of Mineral Heights Baptist CHurch and a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 335 in Greenville.
Mr. Dodd was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Lorene Dodd; four sisters and a brother.
He is survived by his wife; stepson, Randy Erwin of Greenville; stepdaughter, Judy Lederman of Kemp; brother, Cloyd Dodd of Greenville; sister, Buel GOrdon of Paris, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Travis Dodd, John Gordon, Larry Dodd and Michael Dodd will serve as pallbearers.
 

Morris Kuhn
LEONARD " Morris Ray Kuhn. 58, of Rapid City, Mich., and formerly of Leonard, died Friday at his home in Michigan after a long illness. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leonard Cemetery with Gary Seaton officiating. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home.
Mr. Kuhn was a professional over-the-road truck driver for 28 years.
He is survived by his wife, Retha Kuhn of Rapid City, S.D.; son Jeff Kuhn of Spearfish, S.D.; brothers, R.C. Kuhn of Leonard and Charles Kuhn of Brekenridge, Texas and one grandson.
Memorials may be made to the benevolent fund of the Strathavon Wesleyan Church at 1823 Sheridan Lake Road in Rapid City, Mich.

June 9, 2001

Services planned

Delores O. "Dee" Arledge, 77, of Bedford, formerly of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Richland Hills Christian Church, 3908 Ruth Road, Fort Worth. Lucas Funeral Home of Hurst in charge.

Marjorie Davis, 87, of Greenville, 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Jacobia Cemetery.

Verbie W. Dodd, 84, of Greenville, 10 a.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Virginia Dooley, 67, of Lone Oak, 2 p.m. today at United Methodist Church of Point. Burial in Prairie Valley Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Tommy Ishmael of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Mittie T. Roberts, 94, of Greenville died Wednesday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home with Rev. Kirk Jones and Rev. Leslie Mills officiating. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Tessie "Aunt Payne" Anderson Thompson, 79, of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at St. John Baptist Church. Burial in East Mount Cemetery. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

Thomas Young
QUINLAN " Thomas Young, 29, of Quinlan died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Wieland Cemetery.
Son of Tommy and Margie Louis King Young. He was a tatoo artist. Mr. Young was a Baptist.
Surviving are his parents; a sister, Tonnyia Branch of Garland and grandparents Clyde and Louis King.
Pallbearers will be Randall King II, Fly McRee, Sean Ingram, Danny Stewart, Leslie Cole and Garod Richardson.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

June 8, 2001

Services planned

Mittie T. Roberts, 94, of Greenville died Wednesday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Gladys Marie Culver, 92, of Lone Oak, 11 a.m. today at First Christian Church of Lone Oak. Burial in Lone Oak City Cemetery. Bartley's Lone Oak Funeral Home in charge.

Morris Neagle, 45, of Celeste, 2 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel-Caddo Mills.

John Wylie Walker, 73, of Greenville, memorial service 1 p.m. today at Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Maurine Ansley
COMMERCE " Maurine Riddle Ansley, 56, of Dallas died Tuesday at her home. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. today at the Church of Christ in Commerce with David Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah at 3 p.m. in Hanesville.
Born Jan. 31, 1945 in Tyler, she was the daughter of Raymond Franklin Riddle and Arlene Riddle. She was married to Charles Ansley on June 8, 1963 in Commerce. She attended Commerce public schools and joined the Church of Christ at age 13. She worked for Texas Instruments and Varo Electronics for many years and was a computer analyst for several federal savings and loan companies in the Dallas area. She moved to Dallas from Commerce in 1991 and attended the Bartalamu Baptist Church while living in Dallas.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Lloyd and Arlene Wilkins of Commerce; daughter and son-in-law Stephanie and Greg Joslin of Royse City; son and daughter-in-law David and Tracy Ansley of Dallas; brother and sister-in-law Douglas and Melba Riddle of Mineola; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and Chuck Houghton of Golden and Doris and Joe Scott of Greenville; brother-in-law Kenneth Ansley of Royse City; stepbrother and wife Gary and Toopie Wilkins of Clarksville; stepsister and husband Betty and James Hardman of Plano and three grandsons, Scot Ansley, Michael Ansley and Brice Joslin.
Her father and grandparents preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Sullivan, Kenneth Ansley, Gary Wilkins, Glen Savage, Bill Webb and Harold Handke.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ in Commerce.
Visitation is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Pemberton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Delores Arledge
BEDFORD " Delores O. "Dee" Arledge, 77, of Bedford died Tuesday at a local hospital. A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at Richland Hills Christian Church, 3908 Ruth Road, Fort Worth.
Daughter of Lon and Kate Oxford of Grapevine, she was born May 10, 1924. She was married to W.F. "Bill"Arledge of Dallas in 1946. Mrs. Arledge was a current member of Richland Hills Christian Church and was a past member of Crestview Christian Church in Greenville. She was a longtime resident of Greenville and Hurst before moving to Bedford in 2000.
Mrs. Arledge is survived by son Buz Arledge of Hurst; daughters Jean Mitchell of Hurst and Gail Neese and husband Richard of Sugarland and grandchildren Parker Mitchell of Corinth, Nathan Neese of Austin and Taylor Neese of Sugarland.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to Richland Hills Christian Church, 308 Ruth Road, Fort Worth, Tx. 76118 or Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 West 168th Street, New York, N.Y. 10032.
Lucas Funeral Home of Hurst is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Davis
Marjorie Davis, 87, of Greenville, died Thursday morning at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial will be in Jacobia Cemetery.
Born June 4, 1914 in Emory, she was the daughter of Dr. P.W. Pearson and Ruby Duffey Pearson. In 1935 she married L.R. Davis. She and her husband were co-owners of L.R. Davis Dry Cleaning and Pressing in Greenville. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
Survivors include sister-in-law Barbara Pearson of Campbell; nieces Paula Ballew of Campbell and Jan Murdock and Pam Thompson of Midland; a nephew, Mose Trimble of Athens and cousins L.M. Braziel of Emory and John Robert Braziel of Austin.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, P.W. Pearson Jr. and sisters Ruth Pearson Braziel and Louise Pearson Trimble.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Virginia Dooley
Virginia Dooley, 67, of Lone Oak died Wednesday at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Point with Heidi Rice, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Valley Cemetery.
Daughter of M.E. Harris and Lucy May Smith Harris, she was born April 15, 1934 in Cody. She and J.B. Dooley were married Nov. 18, 1951 in Point. Mrs. Dooley was a secretary at Raytheon Systems for 32 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Point United Methodist Church and she served as music director, pianist and organist and was chairperson for the Pastor/Parish Committee. She was a member of the Quinlan Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hunt County Aggie Moms Association, was secretary of the Prairie Valley Cemetery Association and was a lifetime member of the Lone Oak PTA.
Mrs. Dooley is survived by her husband of Lone Oak; a son, Brandon Dooley of College Station; daughters and sons-in-law Carolyn and Mike Bowen of Dallas, Pam and Robert Hidler of Greenville and Gayle and John Rodgers of Plano; two brothers, James Harris of Kemp and Neil Alex Harris of Point; sisters Vashti Wiggs, Anna Sonnier and Bobbie Barger, all of Dallas; grandsons Justin James and Jackson Rodgers; granddaughter Sarah McCallum and great-grandsons Micah and Matthew McCallum.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Joseph Marshall Harris, William Edward Harris and Melbourne Ernest Harris and a sister, Nella Rose Nagel.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Hazel Hale
Hazel Bridges Hale, 92, of Greenville died Wednesday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gaither Day officiating. Burial is in Greenview Cemetery in Miller Grove.
Daughter of Elbert Bridges and Carrie Phillips Bridges, she was born Feb. 23, 1909 in Hopkins County. In 1950 she was married to Mack Hale in Weatherford. She was a homemaker. Her church membership was with the Salvation Army.
Mrs. Hale is survived by daughter and son-in-law Betty and Charles Husbands of Sulphur Springs and grandchildren Keith Husbands of Austin and Lisa Nezer of Phoenix, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Anderson, in 1965; husband Mack Hale in 1982; a sister, Lois Baker in 2001 and a brother, Howard Bridges in 1991.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy Ishmael
Tommy Ishmael of Greenville died Thursday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Elmo Best and Rev. Charles Boaz officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Son of William Perry Ishmael and Tiny Mae Kitchens Ishmael, he was born Aug. 12, 1931 in Apple Springs. He married Mary Louise McDonald in Dallas on Sep. 6, 1953. He was a truck driver. Mr. Ishmael was a member of Eastside Pentecostal Church of God.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; sons Tommy Lynn Ishmael of Tyler, Don Edward Ishmael of Forney and David Michael Ishmael and Richard Dale Ishmael of Greenville; a daughter, Carolynn Annette Daugherty of Red Oak; brothers Bobby Joe Ishmael of Quinlan and Walter Perry Ishmael of Diana; sisters Johnemma Horton of Rockett, Hazel Mae Dotson and Betty Jane Wilkinson of Quinlan, Patsy Lou Lennon of Kaufman, Mary Louise Miller of Royse City and Wanda Pauline Murphy of Dallas; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
His parents, a brother and a granddaughter preceded him in death.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tessie Thompson
Tessie "Aunt Payne" Anderson Thompson, 79, of Greenville died Tuesday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Greenville with Rev. M. Jolla officiating. Burial will be in East Mount Cemetery.
Daughter of John Edward and Lillie Harris Anderson, she was born Nov. 5, 1921 in Leesprings, Rusk County. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church.
She is survived by a sister, Auguster Robinson of Greenville; two grandchildren, Ricky Stribling of Copperas Cove and Eleanor Brown of Greenville; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, five sisters and four brothers.
Deacons of St. John Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June 7, 2001

Services planned

Mittie T. Roberts, 94, of Greenville died Wednesday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Maurine Riddle Ansley, 56, of Dallas, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday at her home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Commerce. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday. Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.

Gladys Culver
LONE OAK " Gladys Marie Culver, 92, of Lone Oak died Tuesday in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Christian Church of Lone Oak with Rev. Danny Calk and Rev. Robert Priest officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak City Cemetery.
Daughter of Herbert and Myrtle Lawson Burkheart, she was born Sep. 22, 1909 in Labette, Kan. She retired from Borden Ice Cream with many years of service. She lived most of her life in Kansas City, Mo., then moved to Garland and had lived the last 20 years in Lone Oak.
Surviving are two daughters, Seattle Lee Silvey of Weatherford and Wanda June Smith and husband Robert Reed of Lone Oak; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Culver on April 3, 2000 and two sons-in-law.
Pallbearers will be Steven Smith, Edward Lee Davenport, Michael Jon Smith, Kent Paluga and John Kaleb Cherry.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bartley's Lone Oak Funeral Home.

Carolyn Gordon
DALLAS " Carolyn Horn Gordon died Monday following a battle with multiple systems atrophy. A memorial service is set at 2 p.m. today at Highland Park United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Graveside services will be private.
She was born March 17, 1936 in Ladonia to Jake and Thelma Horn. She graduated from Commerce High School at the age of 16 and attended East Texas State University. Mrs. Gordon was an artist and owned an interior design business in Waco and Dallas until she was forced to retire prematurely.
Survivors include sons Bradley Gordon of Dallas and Brent Gordon of Glen Ridge, N.J.; her mother of Tyler; brothers and sisters, Donna Thetford and James Horn of Lubbock, Valee White of Tyler, John Horn of Mesquite, Loretta Kibler of Commerce, Jenny McFadden of Whitehouse, Brenda Jeter of Memphis, Tenn. and Sherry Maysonave of Austin and four grandchildren.
Her father preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Division of Highland Park United Methodist Church in honor of her grandchildren, Avery, Greer, Sydney and Isabel.
Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home of Dallas is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Hale
Hazel Bridges Hale, 92, of Greenville died Wednesday at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery in Miller Grove.
Daughter of Elbert Bridges and Carrie Phillips Bridges, she was born Feb. 23, 1909 in Hopkins County. In 1950 she was married to Mack Hale in Weatherford. She was a homemaker. Her church membership was with the Salvation Army.
Mrs. Hale is survived by daughter and son-in-law Betty and Charles Husbands of Sulphur Springs and grandchildren Keith Husbands of Austin and Lisa Nezer of Phoenix, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Anderson, in 1965; husband Mack Hale in 1982; a sister, Lois Baker in 2001 and a brother, Howard Bridges in 1991.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lora Hulsey
Lora R. Hulsey of Paris, Texas, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday at Deport Nursing Home. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville, with Rev. Bob Bush officiating.
Daughter of William C. Sibley and Rena Allison Sibley, she was born March 6, 1906 in Mansfield. On Aug. 15, 1927 she was married to John W. Hulsey in Greenville. She retired from Mary of Puddin Hill where she worked in production. Mrs. Hulsey was a member of Central Christian Church in Greenville.
Mrs. Hulsey is survived by a son, Gene Hulsey and his wife, Wilma, of Paris, Texas; son-in-law Bob Greaves of Greenville; a daughter, Jimmye H. Priester of Houston and grandchildren Teri Harrington of Plano, Tina Backsen of Greenville, Pamela Harrod of Wichita, Kan., Lyn Salas of Paris and Greg Hulsey of Tyler and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 20, 1959; one brother; five sisters and one daughter, Jane Greaves.
Visitation was from Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Morris Neagle
CADDO MILLS " Morris Carroll Neagle, 45, of Celeste died Monday at Baylor Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel-Caddo Mills with Rev. Loren Everett officiating.
Born in Waco on March 5, 1956, he was the son of Edward Neagle and Virginia Biles Neagle. On April 2, 1986, he married Lisa Patterson in Athens. Mr. Neagle was a telephone lineman.
He is survived by his wife of Celeste; his mother of Corsicana; two sons, Patrick Neagle of Celeste and Joshua Neagle of Utah; a daughter, Holly Neagle of Celeste; two brothers, David Neagle and Marcus Neagle both of Corsicana and sisters Frances Neagle, Bonnie Neagle, Brenda Alexander and Beckie Nelson of Corsicana.
His father preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Fred Niebruegge
SNYDER, Okla. " Funeral services for Fred H. Niebruegge, 88, of Mountain Park, Okla. are at 2:30 p.m. today at the Snyder First United Methodist Church with Rev. Nancy Adler officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Niebruegge died Monday in Greenville.
He was born Jan. 1, 1913 in Frederick, Okla. On April 8, 1937 he married Viola V. Oberg in Bay, Mo. He farmed in and around the Mountain Park/Snyder areas all of his life. Mr. Niebruegge was a member of the Mountain Park United Methodist Church and served on many boards and committees and taught Sunday school classes.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Barnes of Greenville; a son, Dr. Byron Niebruegge of Plano; brother Roy Niebruegge of Mountain Park, Okla.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Boy's Ranch, P.O. Box 999, Gore, Okla. 74435 or to the Snyder United Methodist Church Building Fund, 918 E Street, Snyder, Okla. 73566.
Becker Funeral Home of Snyder is in charge of arrangements.

Katy Thedford
EMORY " Katy Thedford, 85, of Emory died Monday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at First Assembly of God Church in Emory with Rev. Montie Parker officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Alba.
Born April 21, 1916 in Emory, she was the daughter of Melvin E. and Amanda Daniels Turner. She and T.J. Thedford were married in 1941 in Center. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Thedford was a member of First Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are a brother, John Turner of Point; a sister, Nina Dale of Garland; two nieces and four nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jason Dale, Matt Portillo, Ken Pinckley, Floyd Jackson, John Huzier and Jasper Northcutt. C.E. Dale and Marvin Northcutt will be honorary pallbearers.
Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of arrangements.

John Walker
A memorial service for John Wylie Walker, 73, of Greenville, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating. Mr. Walker died Monday evening at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
Son of Y.B. Walker and Clyde Cox Walker, he was born Dec. 6, 1927 in Hunt County. He married Pauline P. Watson on Oct. 22, 1982 in Hunt County. Mr. Walker was a longtime Greenville Herald Banner employee in the Production Department. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife; daughter Barbara Hampton of Columbus, Kan.; stepdaughters Debra P. Brown of Bastrop, La. and Paula Taylor of Minden, La.; a sister, Ina Mae Thomas of Spring and two grandsons, James Hampton of Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif. and Robert Hampton of Camp Pendleton, Calf.
His parents preceded him in death.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June 6, 2001

Services planned

Charlie Dan Farnam, 50, 10:30 a.m. today at Vansickle Baptist Church. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service.

Alitra Miles, 25, of Sherman, 1 p.m. today at Galloway Memorial Church of God in Christ, Farmersville. Burial in Houston Cemetery, Farmersville.

Margaret Edith Moore, 80, of Celeste, 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Celeste. Burial in Dulaney Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Morris Carroll Neagle, 45, of Celeste died Monday at Baylor Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel-Caddo Mills with Rev. Loren Everett officiating.

M.D. Riddle, 76, of Blue Ridge, 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge. Burial in Blue Ridge Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Mike Darrell Sulser of Dallas, 2 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home.

Altus Gilbert
FORT WORTH " Altus Rushing Gilbert, 95, died Sunday in Fort Worth. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. today in Shiloh Cemetery in Commerce.
Born Aug. 12, 1905 in Hopkins County near Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of Tommie Ruth Armor and William Otto Rushing. On Jan. 19, 1922 she married Horace Gilbert and lived in the Commerce area where they farmed. She and her husband lived in Texas, Mexico City and Georgia. Mrs. Gilbert was a member of Sagamore Hill Baptist Church of Fort Worth.
Survivors include children Dortha Erwin of Fort Worth, Clarence and Peggy Gilbert of Emerald Bay and Harold and Sara Gilbert of Sugarland; grandchildren Stephen Erwin of Houston, Don and Gaynelle Iglehart of Dallas, Kathy and Greg Gibbs of Austin, Lin and Lisa Lauve of Fayetteville, Ark., Charles and Rosann Gilbert of Houston, Rick Erwin of Floyds Knobs, Ind. and Diana and Kyle Neely of Richmond; and great-grandchildren Randy and Stacy Ott, Daniel Gilbert Lauve, Alicia Lauve, Christina Lauve, Andrew Iglehart, Blake Gibbs, Laura Gibbs, Carolyn Gibbs, Matthew Erwin, Michelle Erwin, Eric Neely and Cecilla Neely.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson Disease Foundation, 710 West 168th Street, New York, N.Y. 10032.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

John Hannon
FORT COLLINS, Colo. " John P. Hannon, 65, of Fort Collins, Colo. died suddenly Monday. His body will be cremated. A memorial service is scheduled at 6 p.m. today at the Raytheon Flying Clubs Hanger at 5 p.m.
He was born in Fort Peck, Mont. on Aug. 27, 1935. Mr. Hannon served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet fighter pilot in his early years. He then worked in flight avionics at Falcon Jet in Little Rock, Ark. and E-Systems in Greenville. He retired as an avionics engineer from E-Systems.
He is survived by three nephews, Mark Hull, West Covina, Calif., Clark Hull of Orange, Calif. and Jay Singleton III of North Little Rock, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Berry and Evelyn Hannon and a sister, Dell.

Lora Hulsey
Lora R. Hulsey of Paris died Tuesday at Deport Nursing Home. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville, with Rev. Bob Bush officiating.
Daughter of William C. Sibley and Rena Allison Sibley, she was born March 6, 1906 in Mansfield. On Aug. 15, 1927 she was married to John W. Hulsey in Greenville. She retired from Mary of Puddin Hill where she worked in production. Mrs. Hulsey was a member of Central Christian Church in Greenville.
Mrs. Hulsey is survived by a son, Gene Hulsey of Paris; son-in-law Bob Greaves of Greenville; a daughter, Jimmye H. Preister of Houston and grandchildren Teri Harrington of Plano, Tina Backsen of Greenville, Pamela Harrod of Wichita, Kan., Lyn Salas of Paris and Greg Hulsey of Tyler and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 20, 1959; one brother; five sisters and one daughter, Jane Greaves.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Katy Thedford
EMORY " Katy Thedford, 85, of Emory died Monday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at First Assembly of God Church in Emory with Rev. Montie Parker officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Alba.
Born April 21, 1916 in Emory, she was the daughter of Melvin E. and Amanda Daniels Turner. She and T.J. Thedford were married in 1941 in Center. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Thedford was a member of First Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are a brother, John Turner of Point; a sister, Nina Dale of Garland; two nieces and four nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jason Dale, Matt Portillo, Ken Pinckley, Floyd Jackson, John Huzier and Jasper Northcutt. C.E. Dale and Marvin Northcutt will be honorary pallbearers.
Visitation is from t to 8 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

John Walker
A memorial service for John Wylie Walker, 73, of Greenville, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating.
Son of Y.B. Walker and Clyde Cox Walker, he was born Dec. 6, 1927 in Hunt County. He married Pauline P. Watson on Oct. 22, 1982 in Hunt County. Mr. Walker was a line worker for the Greenville Herald Banner. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife; daughter Barbara Hampton of Columbus, Kan.; stepdaughters Debra P. Brown of Bastrop, La. and Paula Taylor of Minden, La.; a sister, Ina Mae Thomas of Spring and two grandsons, James Hampton of Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif. and Robert Hampton of Camp Pendleton, Calf.
His parents preceded him in death.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June 5, 2001

Services planned

Charlie Dan Farnam, 50, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Vansickle Baptist Church. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service.

Marie Cleary Payne, 84, of Sherman, 2 p.m. today at Waldo Funeral Home Chapel in Sherman. Burial in West Hill Cemetery.

Dewey Romine, 87, of Farmersville died Saturday in Garland. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Farmersville with burial at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Farmersville.

Winnie Ray Spain, 88 of Highland Heights, Ken., 10:30 am. today at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel, Commerce. Burial in Shiloh Cemetery in Klondike.

Ann Armstrong
PANHANDLE " Ann Armstrong, 80, died May 29 in Amarillo. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Panhandle with Rev. Kathryn Boren officiating. Burial was in Panhandle Cemetery.
She was born in Hopkins, Minn. and had been a Panhandle resident since 1946, moving from St. Louis Park, Minn. She married David Clinton Armstrong on Dec. 3, 1943 in Dallas. Mrs. Armstrong was a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Atheneum Club, VFW Wives, 55 Plus Club and Thursday Bridge Club.
Surviving are four sons, David Armstrong of Prescott, Ariz., Glenn Armstrong of Houston, John Armstrong of Greenville, and Kenneth Armstrong of Leander; a daughter, Alice Upshaw of Claude; brother Arthur Goranson of Duluth, Minn.; two sisters, Helen Martin of Mountainview, Calif. and Ruth Smith of Topeka, Kan.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 27, 1991; her parents; a sister and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Square House Museum in Panhandle or to the 55 Plus Scholarship Fund in Panhandle.
Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle are in charge of arrangements.
 

Donna Hawkins
LONE OAK " Donna Lynn Hawkins, 40, of Lone Oak died Saturday at Parkland Hospital of Dallas. Services are at 1 p.m. today at Prairie Valley Baptist Church with Randy Bartley officiating. Burial will be in Simmons Cemetery.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1961, in Greenville to Franklin Mitchell Rachel and Rachel Inez Rose. She was a homemaker and a member of Dixon Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Hawkins of Lone Oak; two sons, Josh and Mitch Hawkins of Lone Oak; her parents and two sisters, Joann Hensley and husband David of Bells and Evelyn Rachel of Syracuse, N.Y.
Lynch Alternative Funeral Service of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Alitra Miles
Alitra Miles 25, of Sherman died Sunday in a Sherman hospital. Funeral services will be at Galloway Memorial Church of God in Christ in Farmersville at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Supt. J.E. Ellis will officiate. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery, Farmersville.
Born Sep. 14, 1975 in Dallas, she was the daughter of Dave Miles and Joyce Henderson. She was a member of Galloway Memorial Church of God in Christ.
She is survived by her mother of Sherman and a sister, Jadetta Miles of Whitewright.
Her father and one sister preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Tony Henderson, Casey Henderson, Blake Henderson, Phillip Henderson, Michael Henderson and Jason Craddock.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Moore
Margaret Edith Moore, 80, of Celeste died Saturday morning at Terrell Care Center in Terrell. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Celeste with Rev. James Ralson officiating. Burial will be in Dulaney Cemetery.
Daughter of Elmer Harrison and Pauline Greer Harrison, she was born May 8, 1921 in Hunt County. On Nov. 3, 1940 she was married to Johnny "Leon" Moore in Dallas. Mrs. Moore was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Celeste.
Survivors include a son, Johnny L. Moore Jr. of Celeste; two brothers, Robert Harrison of Celeste and Lloyd Harrison of Greenville; a sister, Betty Pugh of Celeste; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother, Raymond Harrison.
Pallbearers will be Mark Harrison, James Harrison, Kip Jackson, Bobby Milner, Jimmy Patterson and Greg Pugh.
Visitation is from to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

M.D. Riddle
BLUE RIDGE " Funeral services for M.D. Riddle, 76, of Blue Ridge, are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge with Rev. Rick Riddle and Rev. Doug Herrell will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Riddle died Monday at North Central Medical Center in McKinney.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Riddle of Blue Ridge; two sons, Bobby Riddle of Blue Ridge and Rev. Ricky Riddle of Merit; brother Lloyd Riddle of Roger; two sisters, Foy Marie Uhl of Tempolocia, Calif. and Wilma Boze of Dallas and five grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

Mike Sulser
QUINLAN " Mike Darrell Sulser of Dallas died Friday in Grand Prairie. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Quinlan Funeral Home.
Son of Darrell and Gladys Hall Sulser, he was born Sep. 25, 1963 in Dallas. He was a machinist and he was a Baptist.
Mr. Sulser is survived by his wife, Rita Sulser; his father; his mother; his stepfather, Johnny Layman; three sons, Mike Sulser, Lance Sulser and Tim Sulser; sisters Jolene Engles, Lawana Johnson and Alicia Graffis; a brother, Arthur Darrell Sulser Jr. and grandfather Frank Alonzo.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

June 4, 2001

Services planned

Margaret Edith Moore, 80, died Saturday at Terrell Care Center. Arrangements are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Alitra Miles, 25, of Sherman died Sunday. Arrangements are pending with Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home.

Ruth Bounds Harris, 82, died Thursday at her home in Houston. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood. Arrangements are provided by Lybrand Funeral Home in Edgewood.

Dewey Romine, 87, of Farmersville died Saturday in Garland. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Farmersville with burial at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Farmersville.

Charlie Farnam
Charlie Dan Farnam, 50, died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Vansickle Baptist Church.
He was born Jan. 19, 1951, in Niceville, Fla. to Wineford Olan Farnam and Helen Mason. He was a carpenter.
He is survived by a son, Cody Farnam of Greenville; two daughters, Melinda Powell of Kansas and Beckie Lindsey of Greenville; mother Helen Owens of Niceville, Fla.; stepmother Winette Farnam of Cantonment, Fla.; two brothers, James Sims and Bruce Farnam; three sisters, Mary Farnam, Peggy Wolff and Shena'fae Farnam; and five grandchildren.
Lynch Alternative Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
 

Donna Hawkins
LONE OAK " Donna Lynn Hawkins, 40, of Lone Oak passed away on Saturday at Parkland Hospital of Dallas. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Prairie Valley Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Bartley officiating. Burial will be at Simmons Cemetery.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1961, in Greenville to Franklin Mitchell Rachel and Rachel Inez Rose. She was a homemaker and a member of Dixon Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Hawkins of Lone Oak; two sons, Josh and Mitch Hawkins of Greenville; her parents; two sisters, Joann Hensley of Bells and Evelyn Rachel of Syracuse, N.Y.
Lynch Alternative Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
 

Marie Payne
SHERMAN " Marie Cleary Payne, 84, of Sherman died Saturday at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waldo Funeral Chapel with Dr. Mike Lawson officiating. Burial will be at West Hill Cemetery.
She was born on August 3, 1916, in Sherman to Robert R. and Maude Spencer Richardson. She was married on Sept. 6, 1940, in Sherman to J.T. Cleary and on August 30, 1976, in Sherman to James E. Payne. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sherman and a was a retired customer service representative for General Telephone. She was a graduate of Sherman High School and Texas Women's University.
Mrs. Payne is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mickie and Kenneth Rolen of Greenville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Anna Cleary of Placentia, Calif.; a sister, Amy Smith of Greenville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She is preceded in death by her first husband in 1969, second husband in 1982, and two brothers, John and Tom Richardson.
Pallbearers will be Todd Bolen, Don Bolen, Kenneth Bolen, Sid Auten, Jim Stift, Tommy Richardson, and Bob Richardson.
Visitation will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Waldo Funeral Home.

Winnie Spain
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. " Winnie Ray Spain, 88, of Highland Heights, Ky. died Friday. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pemberton Funeral Chapel with Terry Bryan officiating. Burial will be at Shiloh Cemetery in Klondike.
She was born on Dec. 21, 1912, in Delta County to Thomas Albert and Betty Brack Ray. She married John Lyman Spain. She was a former resident of Commerce and was Baptist by faith. She worked as a nurses aid and a retail clerk.
Mrs. Spain is survived by a son, Fred Watkins of Ky.; a daughter, Betty of Calif.; three brothers, T.A. Ray of Klondike, Horace Ray of Longbeach, Calif., and Lester Ray of Mesquite; two sisters, Mary Beth Beeson of Mesquite and Reba Trevillyon of Commerce; a number of grandchildren and great -grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pemberton Funeral Home.


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