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July 12, 2001

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DENISON "Richard M. Hemingway, born Jan. 28, 1923, and son of J.C. Hemingway and Lora Brackeen Hemingway has died in Denison. Anyone who knows of family members are asked to call Johnson Moore Funeral Home at 903-465-3345.

Marcus Jones, 33, of Greenville died Tuesday. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Don Langford, 62, of Quinlan died Tuesday at Parkland in Dallas. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Peter's Funeral Home. Services are pending.

Mary Sue Vandergriff Medcalf, 49, of Bonham, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Gafford Chapel Cemetery in Bonham. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.

Wetah Beatrice Pryor, 98, of Blue Ridge, 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge. Burial in Blue Ridge Cemetery. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge in charge.

Edward Armstrong
Edward Lee Armstrong, 98, of Greenville died Wednesday at his residence. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Lisbon Cemetery in Dallas with Rev. Randy Rather officiating.
Son of Timothy B. Armstrong and Rachel Thorp Armstrong, he was born Dec. 6, 1902 in Texas. On Nov. 6, 1925, he married Hollie Sims in Rockwall. He was a retired car man for Southern Pacific Railroad and was a member of First Baptist Church in Dallas.
Mr. Armstrong is survived by a son, Edward Sims Armstrong of Houston; a daughter, Mary Lee Martin of Greenville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
His wife, three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Janett Bishop
ROCKWALL " Janett Darlene Bishop, 50, of Caddo Mills died Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Rev. Rick Blue officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Born May 10, 1951 in Dallas, she was the daughter of Bill and Mary Emmagene Morris Hunt. She was a lifelong resident of the Dallas area until moving to Caddo Mills five years ago. She worked for E-Systems, now Raytheon, for 13 years until her medical retirement in 1996. Mrs. Bishop was a member of Family Fellowship in Greenville.
Surviving are sons Rickey Bishop of Greenville and Larry Bishop of Arkansas City, Kan.; her husband, Howard Cathey of Caddo Mills; her mother of Pleasant Grove; a brother, Billy Hunt of Richardson; sister Mary Muntz of Mesquite and three grandchildren.
Her father preceded her in death in 1996.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kevin Eacret
Kevin Lee Eacret, 19, of Celeste, died Monday morning at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Celeste with Rev. James Ralson officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeview Memorial Park in McKinney.
He was born Nov. 11, 1981, in Collin County to Calvin "Gene" Eacret and Candy Batchelor Eacret. He graduated from Celeste High School in 2001 and was a member of the football team there for four years. He was voted Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player in Regional playoff. He worked in construction with his father. Mr. Eacret was a member of First Baptist Church of Celeste.
Survivors include his father and stepmother Calvin and Rene Eacret of Celeste; his mother and stepfather Candy and T.C. Cook of Celeste; grandparents Betty and Harvey Keelin of Lone Oak and Lynn Batchelor of Sunset; great-grandmother Ruby Walling of Princeton; a brother, Roger Eacret of Lone Oak; brother and sister-in-law Jason and Jessica Wade of Celeste; a sister, Ashlie Wade of Celeste; niece Erica Lee Eacret of Lone Oak; nephew Ryan Wesley Wade of Celeste and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A grandmother, Sue Barnes, preceded him in death in 2000.
Pallbearers will be Justin Rickman, Andre Rector, Justin Wade, Brandon Brown, Chris White, Justin Glasscock, Roderick Givens and Mitch Murphy. Members of the Celeste Blue Devil football team will serve as honorary pallbearers.
A memorial trust fund has been established in his name at First Bank of Celeste.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Brenda Jeffrey
CADDO MILLS " Brenda Ann Jeffrey, 60, of Nevada died Tuesday in Tyler. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Nevada with Rev. George Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Nevada Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 1, 1940, in Dallas. She was married to Larry Jeffrey on March 26, 1966, in Dallas.
Surviving are companion Jerry Duncan of Nevada; her mother, Darlene Clark Rattan; sons, Jerry Harvey of Missouri, Dwayne Harvey of California, Larry Jeffrey Jr. of Florida and Chris Jeffrey of Lake Dallas; two daughters, Cindy Robinson of Wylie and Debra Byrd of Alba; brothers Robert Walker of Midlothian and Paul Walker of Silver Leaf; sisters Sandra Dowden of Chandler, Ariz., Karen Walker of Grand Prairie and Doris Walker of Tucson, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Her husband and two grandchildren preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills.
 

Don Langford
Don Langford, 62, of Quinlan died Tuesday at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. A memorial service is set at 2 p.m. today at Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Quinlan with Rev. Jim Townsend officiating.
Son of Otha Langford and Beatrice Welborne Langford, he was born May 29, 1939 in Oak Grove, La. He married Margaret Williams on Oct. 8, 1961, in Durant, Okla. Mr. Langford served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Kraft Foods in Garland and retired in 1994. Following his retirement he began a new career as a truck driver. He was a member of Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Quinlan.
Mr. Langford is survived by his wife of Quinlan; a son, Kerry Don Langford of Dallas; daughter Toni Hix of Van Alstyne; a brother, G.W. Langford of Ben Franklin; two sisters, Thresia Haney of Greenville and Pat Tasa of Lake Jackson; grandchildren Amy Hix and Rachel Hix, both of Van Alstyne and Bryan Salter, Lauren Salter and Stevie Salter, all of Garland; and one great-grandchild, Brandon Johnson of Van Alstyne.
His parents and one sister preceded him in death.
Peters Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Oma Smith
FARMERSVILLE " Mrs. Oma Buck Smith, 103, of Farmersville, died Tuesday at Hinton Nursing Home in Farmersville. A graveside service is set at 3 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Rev. Harold Kindle officiating.
She was born March 7, 1898, in Royse City, daughter of Walter Buck and Settie Canup Buck. She was married to Frank Smith in Nevada on April 2, 1918. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Farmersville.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanie Richie of Farmersville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

July 11, 2001

Services planned

Mary Hollingsworth, 49, of Bonham died Monday in Bonham. Arrangements are pending with Jones-Walker and Son.

Don Langford, 62, of Quinlan died Tuesday at Parkland in Dallas. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Peter's Funeral Home. Services are pending.
Kevin Lee Eacret of Celeste, died Monday at Wilson-Jones Hospital in Sherman. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Celeste. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Brian Keith Millsap, 27, of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in family cemetery.

Billy Fred O'Pry, 67, of Arlington, formerly of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Arlington Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service at 3 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery, Greenville

Berniece A. Thomas Patterson, 79, of the Towncreek Retirement Community in Huntsville, 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.

Clifford Lee Wisenbaker, 88, of Grand Prairie, 1 p.m. today at Lone Oak Assembly of God Church in Lone Oak. Burial in Basco Cemetery in Tyler. West Oaks Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs in charge.

Mary Medcalf
BONHAM " Mary Sue Vandergriff Medcalf, 49, of Bonham died Monday at Northeast Medical Center in Bonham. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Gafford Chapel Cemetery with Fred Chapman officiating.
Born Aug. 13, 1951, in Commerce, she was the daughter of Alfred P. (Red) and Opal Vandergriff. She was married to Walter Medcalf. Mrs. Medcalf was a housewife.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Dale Hollingsworth and John Needham Hollingsworth; a daughter, Johnna Sue Wilson; four stepdaughters, Crystal Lee, Caryn Lynn, Cheryl Beth and Cynthia Caroyl Medcalf, her mother, three brothers, Carl and Jerry Vandergriff of Commerce and Bobby Vandergriff of Seaboard, Ore.; a sister, Nancy Jean Trentham of Commerce and nine grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home.

Wetah Pryor
BLUE RIDGE " Wetah Beatrice Pryor, 98, of Blue Ridge died Tuesday in Plano. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Long officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Born Oct. 18, 1902, in Floresville, she was the daughter of Charlie Abner and Odessa Mae Clayton Sellers. She was married to William E. Pryor on Dec. 4, 1926, in Pike. Mrs. Pryor was a member of Blue Ridge Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Dahlia Henderson of Rome, Ga., Ruth Phifer of Blue Ridge and Pearl Grain of Lindale; two sons, Clifton Pryor of Greenville and Lloyd Pryor of Van Alstyne; a sister, Lillian White of Farmersville; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

July 10, 2001

Services planned

Kevin Lee Eacret of Greenville died Monday at Wilson-Jones Hospital in Sherman. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Delphia Rose Burnett, 92, of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Billy Fred O'Pry, 67, of Arlington, formerly of Greenville, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Arlington Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service at 3 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery, Greenville

Jeremy Nall Walker, graveside service 10 a.m. today at Thompson Cemetery in Copeville. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville in charge.

Clifford Lee Wisenbaker, 88, of Grand Prairie, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lone Oak Assembly of God Church in Lone Oak. Burial in Basco Cemetery in Tyler. West Oaks Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs in charge.

Charles Coppinger
ATHENS " Charles Ray Coppinger, 64, of Athens, formerly of Greenville, died recently in Athens. Military graveside services were held Saturday at Oak Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Laura Russell and Mrs. Carol Turner officiating.
He was born on May 27, 1937, in Greenville to Euclid Ray and Gennie Lee Cunningham Coppinger. He married Lena Webb in 1970.
Mr. Coppinger was a veteran of the Air Force and the Navy. He retired from Fruehauf Trailer Company. He was a graduate of Greenville High School.
He is survived by two brothers, Mike Coppinger in DeSoto and Gary Coppinger in Lancaster; a sister, Carol Turner in Grapevine and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 2, 2001 and by his parents.

Brian Millsap
Brian Keith Millsap, 27, of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Davis officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery.
Born May 21, 1974, in Greenville, he was the son of Tim and Judy Ann Henslee Waldrep. Mr. Millsap was a self-employed stereo installer. He was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
Surviving are his parents of Greenville; grandparents Reon Pelton of Greenville, Glenda Woodson of Granbury, Elizabeth Clingan of Wolfe City and Jimmy and Lou Waldrep of Pittsburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Lynn and Michelle Millsap of Greenville and Shannon Corie and Peggy Waldrep of Greenville; nieces Courtney and Kayla Millsap of Greenville; a nephew, Tristan Duane Waldrep of Greenville; aunts and uncles Mark and Kim Waldrep, Lloyd and Ann Millsap and Beth Warren; cousins Dustin and Jerra Waldrep, Penni and Benton White and Michael and Debra Millsap and special friends.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Harris, Matt Snyder, Jason Wright, Jason Ulich, Ali Shah and Zulqi Shah. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Waldrep, Michael Riskey, Brian Degarso, Mike Tiffey and Michael Millsap.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Berniece Patterson
Berniece A. Thomas Patterson, 79, of the Towncreek Retirement Community in Huntsville died Monday morning at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
Daughter of C.C. Rozell and Lurena Scott, she was born in Hunt County on Sep. 11, 1921. She was a seamstress and she was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Jimmy and Judy Thomas of Irving, Jerry and Debbie Thomas of Greenville and Kevin and Cathy Thomas of Huntsville; a brother and sister-in-law, C.W. and Leona Rozell of Wolfe City; sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Burl Vice of Greenville; sister Frances Barnett of Greenville; sisters-in-law Faye Rozell of Greenville and Vern Dickerson of Quinlan; grandchildren Brenda and Jerry Collins of Spring Branch, Alicia and David Deutsch of Garland, Andrea and Lance Mason of Longview, Evan Thomas of Dallas, Michael Thomas of Huntsville, Candice and Jason Peters of Wichita Falls and Jessica and Ryan Kilcrease of San Antonio; four great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Corlee Thomas and Alton Patterson and a brother, Garland Rozell.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

July 9, 2001

Services planned

Gladys Maris Sexton of Lone Oak, graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Edwin Jerod Lee Brown of McKinney, services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge with burial at Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Syble Frasier of Royse City, services will be at 10 a.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home with burial at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Delphia Burnett
Delphia Rose Burnett, 92, of Greenville died Sunday at Briarcliff Health Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. David Blackmon officiating. Burial will be at Memoryland Memorial Park.
She was born on Aug. 22, 1908, in Caddo Mills to Samuel F. and Maudetta Caldwell Rose. She married G.L. "Pat" Burnett on June 27, 1926, in Greenville.
Mrs. Burnett was a homemaker and a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church. She was the first woman in Greenville to serve on the board of directors of a bank. She was a private plane pilot and served as Past Beautification Chairman at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. She was also past president of the Woman's Society of Christian Service at Kavanaugh and a charter member of the Garden Study Club.
She is survived by three grandchildren, Gail Donnell of Addison, Rebecca Swieczkowski and her husband Michael of Plano and Paul Burnett and his wife Carole of Dallas; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her husband; a son, Pat Burnett and a grandson, Larry Burnett.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Charles Coppinger
ATHENS " Charles Ray Cobbinger, 64, of Athens, formerly of Greenville, died recently in Athens. Services will held Saturday with Rev. Laura Russell and Mrs. Carol Turner officiating. Burial was at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
He was born on May 27, 1937, in Greenville to Euclid Ray and Gennie Lee Cunningham Coppinger. He was married in 1970 to Lena Webb.
Mr. Coppinger was a veteran of the Air Force and the Navy. He retired from Fruehauf Trailor Company. He was a graduate from Greenville High School.
He is survived by two brothers, Mike Coppinger in DeSoto and Gary Coppinger in Lancaster; a sister, Carol Turner in Grapevine and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Billy O'Pry
ARLINGTON " Billy Fred O'Pry, 67, of Arlington, formerly of Greenville, died Saturday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Arlington Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Park Cemetery.
He was born on Dec. 12, 1933, in Greenville to Beatrice and Morris O'Pry. He was married in 1956 to Barbara Abbott.
Mr. O'Pry was a Greenville High School graduate and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He attended East Texas State Teachers College for three years. He worked for the Greenville Herald Banner with his father, Morris O'Pry.
He joined the Boy Scouts of America in 1966 as a professional scouter where he served in the Circle Ten Council as a District Scout Executive and in the Waco Council as Camp Director. He presented 288 Eagle Scout awards during his career before he retired in 1990.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Jennie Henicke of Hurst; two sons, John Glenn O'Pry and Bill O'Pry of Grand Prairie; his mother; a brother, Morris "Buddy" O'Pry of San Francisco, Calif. and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alton Stotts
KINGSTON " Alton L. Stotts, 82, of Kingston died Saturday at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Smith officiating. Burial will be at MC Wright Cemetery.
He was born on Dec. 10, 1919, in Enloe to Charles E. and Myrtle Bratcher Stotts. He was married on March 5, 1938, in Cooper to Nettie Moncrief.
Mr. Stotts was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He retired from E-Systems and was a member of First Baptist Church in Celeste.
He is survived by five daughters, Oleta Brumley of Irving, Wanda Erwin of Grand Prairie, Jennie Lakey of Brashear, Mary Latham of Irving and Vicki Steen of Greenville; a brother, Pate Stotts; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his wife, a brother and a sister.

Jeremy Walker
NEVADA " Jeremy Nall Walker, infant, of Nevada died Saturday at Plano HCA Hospital. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Thompson Cemetery in Copeville.
He was born on July 7, 2001 in Plano to Jerry and Annette Nall Walker.
He was survived by his parents; a sister, Kimberly Deanna Walker of Nevada; a brother, Walker Eddy Covey of Brady and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nall of Nevada and Mrs. Diane Walker of Greenville.
 

Clifford Wisenbaker
GRAND PRAIRIE " Clifford Lee Wisenbaker, 88, of Grand Prairie died Thursday in a Grand Prairie hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lone Oak Assembly of God Church in Lone Oak with Rev. Sam Calk and Rev. O.J. Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Bascom Cemetery in Tyler.
He was born on July 31, 1912, in Tyler to Leonard and Dellie Wisenbaker. He was married on June 30, 1934, in Hugo, Okla. to Ella Ree Carter.
Mr. Wisenbaker was partners with Jimmie D. Spence in creating the First Assembly of God Church in Sulphur Springs.
He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Dean Glasco of Grand Prairie and Barbara Jeanne Ezzell of Seymour; a brother, C.A. Wisenbaker of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Abby Rucker and Zelma Miller of Houston; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his wife and a granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs.

July 6, 2001

Services planned

WOLFE CITY " Loys F. Scott, 92, of Greenville, graveside service at 10 a.m. today at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge.

COMMERCE " Jimmie Lou Fults, 83, of Commerce died Wednesday in Commerce. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at funeral home.

Kenneth Armstrong
POINT " Graveside services for Kenneth DeWayne Armstrong, 22, of Point are at 10 a.m. today at the Lone Star Cemetery with Rev. C.H. Pritchett officiating.
He was born Sep. 8, 1978, in Fort Worth to Kenneth and Gail Armstrong.
Survivors include a son, Darrell Armstrong of Point; his parents of Point and grandparents J.N. and Junell Blanton of Brashear and Norma Dean Armstrong of Point.
Memorials may be made to the Edna Gladyn Foundation, 2300 Hemphill, Fort Worth, Tx. 76110.
Point Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Caraway
FARMERSVILLE " John Henry Caraway of Farmersville died Wednesday in Rockwall. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Erb officiating. Burial will be in Lane Cemetery in Celeste.
Son of Samuel L. Caraway and Etta E. Norton Caraway, he was born May 2, 1923, in Marlow, Okla. He married Laneta Clinton of Celeste in December 1982 in Durant, Okla. Mr. Caraway was a farmer.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol Jones of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Ronnie Clinton of Rockwall; two sisters, Oweda Mangrum and Ettavae Riley, both of Modesto, Calif.; brothers Jack Caraway of Redlands, Calif., Ivan Caraway of Lawton, Okla. and Sam Caraway of Novato, Calif.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jimmie Fults
COMMERCE " Jimmie Lou Fults, 83, of Commerce died Wednesday at Oak Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Deteau officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
Born Feb. 4, 1918, in Commerce, she was the daughter of John Wiley Turner and Myrtle Lou Lankford Turner. She was married to George Raymond Fults on April 18, 1936, in Ladonia. Mrs. Fults was a member of First Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge, both in Commerce.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Wiley and Diane Fults of Greenville and Bobby and Charlene Fults of Commerce; twin daughters and sons-in-law Brenda and Travis Baxley of Cumby and Glenda and Bill Davenport of Santa Fe; sisters Eva Lee Faulks of San Angelo, Gay Nell Findley of Bairoil, Wyo. and Wanda Land of Casper, Wyo.; a brother, Cecil Turner of Casper, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Fults was preceded in death by her husband in 1998; brothers Joe and Leon Turner; a sister, Prebble Gibson and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Tony Fults, Kyle Fults, Josh Fults, Kyle Burns, Damon Burns and Randy Baxley.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lila Reneau
WOLFE CITY " Funeral services for Lila Owens Reneau of Wake Village will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City with Rev. Robert Renfro and Rev. Kevin Mitchell officiating.
Mrs. Reneau died Wednesday at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana.
She was born in Fannin County, daughter of Richard W. and Bessie L. Robinson Owens. She was married to Bill B. Reneau on June 5, 1947 in Wolfe City and had been a resident of Wake Village for the past 48 years. Mrs. Reneau was an active member of the Wake Village Garden Club and had held several difference offices. She was also a supporter of the Wake Village Lions Club.
Mrs. Reneau is survived by her husband; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert C. and Millo V. Owens of Wolfe City; two nephews, Bobby G. Maples and wife Linda and Richard C. Owens and wife Ola, all of Wolfe City; two nieces, Ms. Betty E. Smith of Wolfe City and Shannon L. Schumacher and husband Douglas of Fort Worth and several other nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jim Trapp, Marion Gentry, Chester Higgs, Allen Thomason, Reuben Milton and Wayne Bouterse.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

July 4, 2001

Services planned

Clyde Allan Martsolf, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Patterson officiating.

William "Billy" Travis Witt Sr., 58, of Rowlett, 10 a.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel. Burial in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Carl Lands
COMMERCE " Carl Weldon Lands, 91, of Commerce died Monday. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.
Mr. Lands was born Qpril 19, 1910, in Hunt County to James and Polly Lands. He married Ruby Farler on July 6, 1933. He retired frm the Cotton Belt Railroad and the Denton State School. He was a emmber of the Masonic Lodge of Commerce and was a Master Mason. He also belonged to Scottish Rite of Dallas and Hella Temple of Garland. He was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church in Commerce.
He is survived by special friend Dorren Pratt of Klondike; Johnnie Miller of Lake Dallas who was reared by the Lands; three nieces and their husbands, Nona and billy Guy Smith of Midland, Edwina and L.C. Threlkeld of Commerce and Joyce Jean and Perry Johns of Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years; and brother and sisters Opal Davis, Nona Butler, Minnie Lee Wells, Pearl Ryner and Dee Lands.
 

James Miller Jr.
COMMERCE " James P. "Jake" Miller Jr., 91, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Commerce, died Monday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville.
Born in Klondike on March 19, 1910, he was the son of James Perry Miller Sr. and Fannie Wynn Miller. He married Juadeen Damron on Aug. 20, 1937 in Quinlan.
His family moved to Commerce when he was five years old. He attended Commerce schools and graduated from Commerce High School in 1928. Mr. Miller was a World War II Navy veteran, serving on a troop transport and serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He and his wife owned and operated Miller's Grocery and Market for years, eventually closing the market to begin custom farming and ranching. He was a donor to projects such as the South Sulphur Regional Development Association and Commerce Independent Schools. He was a member of the Commerce Masonic Lodge 439 and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Mr. Miller moved to Arizona in December 1999 to be close to longtime friends.
He is survived by special friend Donna Faulk; special friends Ted and Debbie Paulk of Mesa, Ariz., and their sons Jordan and Jacob Paulk; nephew Jim Bradford of Lewiston, Idaho and great-nephew Ben Laws Jr. of Flowermound.
Preceding him in death were his wife in October 1999; a son, James Talbert Miller who died in infancy; four brothers and five sisters.
Pallbearers will be Mike Rainbolt, Jake Rainbolt, David Moody, Clifton Haddock, Jake Haddock, Marion Ainsworth, Richard Hill and Bruce Hineman. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Laws Jr., Jordan Paulk, Jacob Paulk, Ted Paulk, Preston Speight and Norman Messick.
Memorials may be made to the Commerce Independent School District (Jake and Juadeen d'Miller Scholarship Fund) or the Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Tx. 75219.
Visitation is Thursday from noon until time of service at the funeral home.
 

Liselotte Rice
Liselotte W. Rice, 77, of Greenville, formerly of Mesa, Ariz., died Monday at her residence. There will be a private memorial service at a later date in Mesa, Ariz.
She was born Oct. 31. 1923 in Wurzburg, Germany to Theodor Konrad and Margareta Wirth Konrad. She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include three sons, James Rice and wife Suzie of Greenville, Steve Rice and wife Ruth of Mesa, Ariz. and Herb Rice of Merced, Calif.; a daughter, Jane Boegner and husband John of Bothell, Wash.; three brothers; one sister; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Lynch Alternative Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Loys Scott
WOLFE CITY " Loys F. Scott, 92, of Greenville died Tuesday at Briarcliff Health Center following a lengthy illness. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Rev. Dick Henning officiating.
Son of Fonnie Marion and Bertie McElrath Scott, he was born Jan. 12. 1909, in Coleman. On Sep. 29, 1940, he married Reba Hardeman in Greenville. Mr. Scott retired from the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. He was ordained as a deacon at Aberfoyle Baptist Church in 1953 and continued to serve as a deacon throughout his lifetime. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; two sons, James M. Scott and wife Sharon of Princeton and Robert L. Scott and wife Jean of Greenville and four grandchildren, Steven and April Scott of Weatherford, David Scott of Waco, Julie and Tim Eastin of Independence, Mo. and Susan and Matt Duncan of Denton.
Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

July 3, 2001

Services planned

James "Jake" Miller, 91, former longtime Commerce resident, died Monday at his home in Mesa, Ariz. Services are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce.

Hattie Marie Neathery Aycock, 98, of Farmersville, 3 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel of Farmersville. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmersville.

Carl Weldon Lands, 91, of Commerce died Monday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce. Visitation is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clyde Allan Martsolf, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Patterson officiating.

Bertie Ivy Rickard, 81, of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Burial in Shiloh Cemetery.

Oma Caldwell
WOLFE CITY - Oma Tadlock Caldwell, 97, of Wolfe City died Monday at Smith Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home with Dwight Gardner and Mark Eldridge officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Daughter of Marcus D. Layfatte and Maggie Jane Knight Tadlock, she was born Nov. 16, 1903 in Hunt County. On March 28, 1925, she was married to Hubert Ross Caldwell in Wolfe City. She was a housewife and was a member of First Christian Church.
Mrs. Caldwell is survived by sister-in-law Dora Caldwell of Wolfe City and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Caldwell, Roy Caldwell, Paul Caldwell, Frank Caldwell, Donald Caldwell, Gene Dawson, Dorman Tucker and Jerom Tucker.

Clyde Martsolf
Clyde Allan Martsolf, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Burleson, died Friday afternoon in Hattiesburg, Miss. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Son of Clyde Martsolf and Ina Bell Casey Martsolf, he was born in Enon Valley, Penn., on April 24, 1939. Mr. Martsolf was an escort in the transportation industry.
Surviving are his mother, Ida Martsolf of Enon Valley, Penn.; a son, Scott Martsolf of Fort Worth; two daughters, Cindy Fincher of Burleson and Pam Barnett of Weatherford; two brothers, Ed Martsolf of Petit Jean, Ark. and Fred Martsolf of Portersville, Penn.; sister Betty Jean Scott of Enon Valley, Penn. and 11 grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.

Ernest Ragland
COMMERCE- Earnest L. Ragland, 82, of Commerce died Saturday at his home. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial was in Rosemound Cemetery.
Born Aug. 10, 1918, in Dickens, he was the son of Clark Asher and Florance Anders Ragland. He married Lady Carrie Spinks on Dec. 23, 1939, in Hugo, Okla. He was a rancher/cattleman.
He is survived by a daughter, Sue Finch of Commerce; a brother, C.A. Ragland of San Jon, N.M.; two sisters, Earnestine Carter, his twin, of Son Jon, N.M. and Ruth Carrell of Hale Center three grandchildren, David Wayne Finch of Commerce, Ernest Michael Finch of Ferris and Gwendolyn Sue Finch Watts of Commerce; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two brothers, Bill Ragland and Loyd Ragland and a sister, Mona Mae Hill.
Nephews served as pallbearers.

William Witt Sr.
ROWLETT - William "Billy" Travis Witt Sr., 58, of Rowlett died Saturday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel with Rev. Jeff Garrett officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Mr. Witt was born March 10, 1943, in Dallas and attended Caddo Mills High School. He was an Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of Eastern Hills Country Club and was a golfer. Mr. Witt was a member of St. Phillips Methodist Church of Garland.
He is survived by his wife, Jewell Witt; daughters Kim Belisle of Rowlett and Tammy Lennington of Lake Hawkins; a son, William T. Witt Jr. of Dallas; his mother, Vera Bea Johnson and husband Boyd of Caddo Mills; brothers Bobby Harper and James Johnson, both of Caddo Mills; sisters Carol Nicol of Arlington, Mary ZumBerge of Dallas and Janis Stroope of Campbell; grandchildren Kelli Lennington and Zachary and Rachel Belisle; son-in-law Jerry Belisle; brothers- and sisters-in-law Mr. and Mrs. David Walser of Miami, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. Billy Gunter of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Inman of Rowlett; Donnie Gunter of Garland and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Osborn of Wilberton, Okla. and numerous nieces and nephews.
His father, Travis Witt of Omaha, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

July 2, 2001

Services planned

Mrs. Corene Brown, 71, of Leonard, 11 a.m. today at the New Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be at Leonard Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest L. Ragland, 83, of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bertie Ivy Rickard, 82, of Commerce, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home chapel with burial will in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clyde Allan Martsolf, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. John Patterson officiating.

Mary Hatch Hibbetts, 90, of Campbell, 11:30 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Hariet Wacker officiating. DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert H. Krider, 75, of Greenville, 10:30 a.m. today at Grace Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bill McNatt officiating. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clara Cantrell Morris, 75, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Tidwell Cemetery with the Rev. Leon Lorton officiating. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Roddy, 85, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Billy Smith and Joel Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Memoryland Memorial Park.

Vera Romans, 85, of Cumby, 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Cumby with Dan Newman officiating. Burial will be at Cumby Cemetery. Cumby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ola Peak Rowland, 88, of Sherman, 3 p.m. Monday at the Taylor Funeral Home chapel in Leonard. Burial will be at Leonard Cemetery.

Hattie Aycock
FARMERSVILLE " Hattie Marie Neathery Aycock, 98, of Farmersville died Sunday in Farmersville. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville. Burial will be at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
Born Dec. 4, 1902, in Farmersville, she was the daughter of Seymour and Laura Lindsay Neatherly. She married Robert Jess Aycock, Sr. Ms. Aycock was a hairdresser and a member of the Christian Science Society.
She is survived by a daughter, Alice Lynn Bridges of Farmersville; a son, Charles Seymour Aycock of Rowlett; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Clyde Moon
DALLAS " Clyde C. Moon, 84, of Dallas died Friday in Dallas. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge with Rev. Johnnie Jones officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Born Aug. 8, 1916, in Blue Ridge, he was the son of Olie and Abby McDonald Moon. He married Josephine Wilkins on Feb. 12, 1944, in Alto. Mr. Moon was a carpenter and a garage door installer.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Linda Jo Nance of Mesquite; two sons, James moon of Port Aransas and Ronald Moon of Terrell; three brothers, Travis Moon of Ft. Worth, Robert Moon of Dallas and Coy Moon of Arlington; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Blue Ridge.

Ernest Ragland
COMMERCE " Earnest L. Ragland, 82, of Commerce died Saturday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jones Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial will be at Rosemaud Cemetery.
Born Aug. 10, 1918, in Dickens, he was the son of Clark Asher and Florance Anders Ragland. He married Lady Terrie Spinks on Dec. 23, 1939, in Hugo, Okla. He was a rancher/cattleman.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Sue Finch of Commerce; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at Jones-Walker Funeral Home.

Bertie Rickard
COMMERCE " Bertie Ivy Rickard, 81, of Commerce died Saturday at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Commerce. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Memorial Chapel with Rev. Brock Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at Shiloh Cemetery.
Born July 26, 1919, in Mexia, she was the daughter of John Henry and Cynthia Ann Rhodes Williams. She married Mack Rickard on June 17, 1939, in Mexia. She was a housewife.
She is survived by four daughters, Patricia Lucas of Midlothian, Helen Morris of Trinity, Darla Rickard of Palmer and Kathy Rickard of Sulphur Springs; three sons, Jackie Rickard of Red Oak and Jim and John Rickard of Commerce; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Freddie Eaton, Scott Eaton, Allen Jones, Donnie Lucas, Danny Musgrave and John Stevens.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jones-Walker Funeral Home.

July 1, 2001

Services planned

Mrs. Corene Brown, 71, of Leonard, 11 a.m. Monday at the New Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be at Leonard Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.

Ray Dean "Steamer" Long, 55, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with graveside services at Elm Cemetery.

Ernest L. Ragland, 83, of Commerce, 2 p.m. Monday at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Bertie Ivy Rickard, 82, of Commerce, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jone-Walker and Son Funeral Home chapel with burial will in Shilo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Clyde Allan Martsolf, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. John Patterson officiating.

Mary Hibbetts
Mary Hatch Hibbetts, 90, of Campbell died Friday in Denton. Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Hariet Wacker officiating.
Mrs. Hibbetts was born April 23, 1911, in Bartlett, Texas, to Will and Mary Hine Hatch. She married Claude William Hibbetts on APril 12, 1939, in Bartlett.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville.
She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Pennel of Denton and Cynthia Hibbetts of Campbell; and one granddaughter. Mrs. Hibbetts was preceded in death by her husband and a grandchild, Guy E. Pennell.
DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the Goodland Childrens Home, H.C. 79, P.O. Box 70, Hugo, Okla.

Robert Krider
Robert H. Krider, 75, of Greenville, died Thursday at his home. Memorial services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bill McNatt officiating.
Born in Peoria, Ill. on Feb. 9, 1926, he was the son of George Thomas Krider and Florence Terria Hardin Krider. He married Gladys Blanche Burnett in the Phillipines. Mr. Krider served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a contract administrator for E-Systems. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Mr. Krider was a member of Masonic Lodge 263 in Peoria, Ill., Vision 2000, was a United Way Volunteer of the Year and was a member of the first class of Citizens Police Academy. He was a police department volunteer and was active in local Boy Scouts.
Mr. Krider is survived by a son, Clay Burnett Krider of Houston; two daughters, Susan Jennifer Krider and Darcie Lynn Krider Zimmerman, both of Greenville; grandchildren, Zachary Krider and Kail Krider, both of Leonard; and Myles Zimmerman and Paisley Zimmerman, both of Greenville; and special friend Dorothy Foote of Greenville.
His wife preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 1985.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Reuben Mayo
Charles Reuben Mayo, 95, of Greenville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial will be at Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born Jan. 6, 1906, in Knox City, he was the son of Charley Hudson Mayo and Lucy Eugenia Beck Mayo. He married Bernie Jo Echols on Nov. 17, 1928, in Greenville. Mr. Mayo was a wholesale distributor. He was a charter member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.
Mr. Mayo is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law Charles O. and Gloria Mayo of Greenville and Larry and Donna Mayo of Greenville; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be grandsons George Mayo, Steve Mayo, David Mayo, Eric Hoffman, Terry Arnold and Jason Barborak. Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Boulton, J.C. Green, Gilbert Nelson, Hughes White, Jack Dumas and Lowell Lawson.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clara Morris
Clara Cantrell Morris, 75, of Greenville died Friday at Smith Nursing Center in Wolfe City. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tidwell Cemetery with the Rev. Leon Lorton officiating.
She was born Feb. 18, 1926, in Cumby to Luther Carl Winkle and Geneva Burle Lee. After 20 years of service, Mrs. Morris retired from the Greenville public school system where she worked as a custodian.
She is survived by her son, Johnnie Merrell Cantrell of Wills Point; daughters, Latricia Austin of Levelland and Betty Harrison of Commerce; brother, C.J. Winkle of Missouri; sisters, Lois Pullman of Missouri, Wynona Epperson of North Carolina, Allie Pruitt of Arkansas and Bonnie Apple of Greenville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.

Connie Perez
Connie Stone Perez, 42, of Emory died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Clyde Morrell and Jimmy Jarrett officiating. Burial will be at Elm Cemetery.
Mrs. Perez was born March 28, 1959, in Sulphur Springs to Jimmy Stone and Barbara Asbill. She was a homemaker and was Baptist.
Mrs. Perez is survivied by her husband, Henry Perez; and daughter, Tina Perez of Emory; her father, Jimmy Stone of Oklahoma; mother, Barbara Hall of Emory; .
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carl Roddy
Carl Roddy, 85, of Greenville died Friday at Kindred Hospital in Dallas. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Billy Smith and Joel Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mr. Roddy was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Hopkins County to Sam Roddy and Nora Payne. He married Ina Willaby on June 11, 1938, in Greenville.
He was an employee of Robin Hood Flour Mill and a member of the Assembly of God.
He is survived by his wife; son, Phillip Roddy of Lone Oak; daughters, Sue Blunt of Greenville and Mary Kinworthy of Campbell; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Roddy was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marion Roddy; two brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Randy Kinworthy, Ronnie Kinworthy, Shane Roddy, Eric Blunt, Chris Kinworthy and Brent Gluck will be pallbearers.

Vera Romans
CUMBY " Vera Romans, 85, of Cumby died Friday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Cumby with Dan Newman officiating. Burial will be at Cumby Cemetery.
Mrs. Romans was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Emory to Johnny and Emma Tucker Sanderson. She married Deck Romans on Oct. 12, 1929, in Cumby. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumby for more than 43 years. After 20 years of service, she retired from the Sulphur Springs Independent School District where she worked as a bus driver. Her greatest love was visiting the elderly in nursing homes.
She is survived by her husband; daughters, Jeane Newman of Combine and Ima L. Walls of Dallas; son, V.D. ROmans of Cumby; brother, Malcom Sanderson of Cumby; sister, Eddie Martin of Athens; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchldren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Romans was preceded in death by two brothers, TOmmy and Ferrell Sanderson; and two infant children.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cumby Funeral Home.
Danley Wayne Newman III, Nicholas Ray Nicholson, Matthew David Shofner, Jonathan Michael Shofner, Darrell Alfred Newman and Alexander Todd Romans will serve as pallbearers.
Elisha Newman, Teresa Michelle Newman, Kristy de Anne Newman, Tyler Joseph Romans and Amy Lynne Newman will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Ola Rowland
LEONARD " Ola Peak Rowland, 88, of Sherman, formerly of Leonard, died Satrday at Wilson N. Jones Regional Health Center in Sherman. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Taylor Funeral Home chapel in Leonard. Burial will be at Leonard Cemetery.
Ms. Rowland was born Sept. 5, 1912 in Quitman to P.S. Wilbanks and Mary B. Powell Wilbanks. She was a members of First Baptist Church in Leonard and was self employed.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Plumlee of Sherman; son, James Frank Caldwell of Leonard; sister, Sallie Swanson of Tyler; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

June 30, 2001

Services planned

Ray Dean Long, 55, of Greenville, died Thursday. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville.

Carl Roddy of Greenville died Friday in Dallas. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Mrs. Corene Brown, 71, of Leonard, 11 a.m. Monday at the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial in Leonard Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.
Clevie Lucille Guttery of Dallas, graveside service 11 a.m. today at East Mount Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Jesse John Hargett, 84, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at White's Azle Chapel. Burial in Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle.

Robert H. Krider, 75, of Greenville died Thursday night at his residence. A memorial service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill McNatt officiating. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge.

Evon Satterwhite Lockmiller, 87, of Fort Worth, formerly of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville. Burial in Simmons Cemetery.

Clara Cantrell Morris of Greenville died Friday at Smith Nursing Center in Wolfe City. A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday at Tidwell Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home.

Kenneth Leven Pendergrass Sr., 86, of Merit, 2 p.m. today at Merit Baptist Church. Burial in Merit Cemetery. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville in charge.

Joe Crouch
"Poppi" Joe Crouch, 72, of Terrell died Thursday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Vansickle Baptist Church. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Dallas at 1 p.m. Danny Davis will officiate.
Son of Jody K. Crouch and Artie Palestine Shelton Crouch, he was born May 15, 1929, in Ferris. Mr. Crouch was a wholesale meat jobber and was of the Baptist faith. He was in the Army in the Korean War.
Mr. Crouch is survived by his wife Edna Crouch of Terrell; two sons, Robert Michael Crouch of Pottsboro and Glynn Crouch of Terrell; a daughter, Roxanna Roe of Whitewright; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Shelton Maurice Crouch and Thomas Wayne Crouch, preceded him in death.
Lynch Alternative Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Ray Long
Ray Dean "Steamer" Long, 55, of Greenville died Thursday afternoon at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating. Graveside services at Elm Cemetery will include a Masonic service with Doc Rackey officiating and an Odd Fellow service with Joe Montana officiating.
Born Nov. 26, 1945, in Commerce, he was the son of J.T. Long and Leta Stubbs Long. He married Peggy Birmingham on July 4, 1964, in Hopkins County. Mr. Long was self-employed, operating Steamatic Carpet Cleaning since 1978. He was a member of Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Shriner, York Rite Mason and was an Odd Fellow. Mr. Long was a recipient of the Golden Trowel Award, was a Past Masonic Master, Grand Lodge Past District Education officer, Odd Fellow Past Grand and Odd Fellow Past Chief Patriarch.
Survivors include his wife of Greenville; his mother of Emory; a son, Craig Long of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law Paula and Brian Orr of Sulphur Springs; sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Charles Carter of Sulphur Springs; a grandson, Sean Orr of Sulphur Springs and granddaughter Heather Lyday of Greenville.
His father and an infant sister, Francis Long, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Odell Birmingham, Neal Griffin, Joe Cheak, David Williams, Jerry Brewer, Jim Woelfle, James Foote and Kent Broome. Honorary pallbearers will be James Ivey, T.S. Lamb, Bill Sprouse and Charlie Barnhardt.
Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Martinez
Ruth Martinez of Greenville died Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 10 am. today at St. William's Catholic Church with Rev. Antonio Oscar Diez. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Caddo Mills.
She was born July 4, 1945, in McKinney to Bruno and Angelita Macias. On June 15, 1968, she was married to Juaquin Martinez in Greenville. Mrs. Martinez lived in Greenville for 55 years. She was a member of St. William's Catholic Church.
Surviving are her husband of Greenville; a son, Eric J. Martinez of Greenville; daughter Rebecca Lewis of Greenville; two sisters, Nina Armitage and Dorothy Lasovich, both of Greenville; two nieces, Teresa Prestien and Benita Hardin, both of Greenville and three grandchildren.
Her parents, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Antonio Chavez, Ricky Morquez, Terry Michael Norfleet, Danny Graza, Necolas Vargas and Julio Mestaz. Honorary pallbearers will be Necolas Vargas Jr., Jason Mestaz, Joshua Mestaz and Delana Graza.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Mayo
Charles Reuben Mayo, 95, of Greenville died Thursday evening at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born Jan. 6, 1906, in Knox City, he was the son of Charley Hudson Mayo and Lucy Eugenia Beck Mayo. He married Bernie Jo Echols on Nov. 17, 1928, in Greenville. Mr. Mayo was a wholesale distributor. He was a charter member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.
Mr. Mayo is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law Charles O. and Gloria Mayo of Greenville and Larry and Donna Mays of Greenville; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be grandsons George Mayo, Steve Mayo, David Mayo, Eric Hoffman, Terry Arnold and Jason Barborak. Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Boulton, J.C. Green, Gilbert Nelson, Hughes White, Jack Dumas and Lowell Lawson.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

June 29, 2001

Services planned

Ray Dean Long, 55, of Greenville, died Thursday. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville.

Alice Elizabeth Aston, 86, of Farmersville, 10:30 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Farmersville. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville in charge.

Mrs. Corene Brown, 71, of Leonard, 11 a.m. Monday at the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial in Leonard Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

"Maxie" Gilmore, 75, of Greenville, 3 p.m. today at Southside Church of Christ. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Clevie Lucille Guttery of Dallas, graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday at East Mount Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Ray Gene Howard, 77, of Pottsboro, 2 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville. Burial in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Blue Ridge.

Sam Lauderdale, 78, of Greenville, graveside service 10 a.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery. Memorial service at Kavanaugh United Methodist Church, 1 p.m. today. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Ruth Martinez, 55, of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. William's Catholic Church. There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Friday at Peters Funeral Home.

Joe Crouch
"Poppi" Joe Crouch, 72, of Terrell died Thursday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Vansickle Baptist Church. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Dallas at 1 p.m. Danny Davis will officiate.
Son of Jody K. Crouch and Artie Palestine Shelton Crouch, he was born May 15, 1929, in Ferris. Mr. Crouch was a wholesale meat jobber and was of the Baptist faith. He was in the Army in the Korean War.
Mr. Crouch is survived by his wife Edna Crouch of Terrell; two sons, Robert Michael Crouch of Pottsboro and Glynn Crouch of Terrell; a daughter, Roxanna Roe of Whitewright; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Shelton Maurice Crouch and Thomas Wayne Crouch, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lynch Alternative Funeral Service.

Jesse Hargett
AZLE " Jesse John Hargett, 84, of Greenville died Tuesday at a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at White's Azle Chapel. Burial will be in Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle.
He had lived in Greenville since August 1986. Mr. Hargett was a Mason, a retired oilfield equipment salesman and a farmer. During World War II he served in Korea as an MP in the Army.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and James Grimshaw of Greenville; grandchildren James Grimshaw IV and wife Heather of Golden, Colo. and Courtney Fowler and husband Cody of Almaty, Kazakhstan; two nieces; five nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.
Visitation is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at White's Azle Funeral Home.

Evon Lockmiller
Evon Satterwhite Lockmiller, 87, of Fort Worth died Wednesday morning at Columbia North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Franklin Orr officiating. Burial will be in Simmons Cemetery.
Born Jan. 20, 1914, in White Oak, she was the daughter of George David Satterwhite and Mollie McQueen Satterwhite. She was married to Frank Lockmiller on Feb. 4, 1948 in Rockwall. She graduated from Greenville High School, attended beauty college in Dallas and attended East Texas State Teaching School. Mrs. Lockmiller was a hair stylist, working at McCasland's Beauty Shop in Greenville for 18 years and she owned her own shop in Fort Worth. She was a member of Springdale Baptist Church in Fort Worth for 50 years and taught Sunday school and Training Union for many years.
Mrs. Lockmiller is survived by her husband of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law Burl and Pam Lockmiller of Bedford; a brother, Burl Jack Satterwhite of Greenville; two sisters, Elva Tapp of Cash and Grace Sampson of Canyon; grandchildren Marcus Lockmiller and William Lockmiller both of Bedford and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bill Tapp, Gerry Satterwhite, Robbie Satterwhite, Jim Satterwhite, Tom Brewer and Richard Satterwhite.
Memorials may be made to Springdale Baptist Church Building Fund.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Martinez
Ruth Martinez of Greenville died Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 10 am. Saturday at St. William's Catholic Church with Rev. Antonio Oscar Diez. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Caddo Mills.
She was born July 4, 1945, in McKinney to Bruno and Angelita Macias. On June 15, 1968, she was married to Juaquin Martinez in Greenville. Mrs. Martinez lived in Greenville for 55 years. She was a member of St. William's Catholic Church.
Surviving are her husband of Greenville; a son, Eric J. Martinez of Greenville; daughter Rebecca Lewis of Greenville; two sisters, Nina Armitage and Dorothy Lasovich, both of Greenville; two nieces, Teresa Pretine and Benita Hardin, both of Greenville and three grandchildren.
Her parents, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Antonio Chavez, Ricky Morquez, Terry Michael Norfleet, Danny Graza, Necolas Vargas and Julio Mestaz. Honorary pallbearers will be Necolas Vargas Jr., Jason Mestaz, Joshua Mestaz and Delana Graza.
There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.

Kenneth Pendergrass Sr.
FARMERSVILLE " Kenneth Leven Pendergrass Sr., 56, of Merit, died Wednesday at Baylor Hospital in Garland. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Merit Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy White officiating. Burial will be in Merit Cemetery.
Son of William Pendergrass and Beatrice Beggs Pendergrass, he was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Royse City. He married Katie Riley Pendergrass on Aug. 7, 1964, in Garland. Mr. Pendergrass was an electrician. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Garland.
Survivors include his wife of Merit; two daughters, Tammy Sellers of Merit and Carla Martin of Commerce; a son, Kenneth Pendergrass Jr. of Merit; sisters Judy Easterling, Kathy Wallace and Irene Smith, all of Alba and four grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

June 28, 2001

Services planned

Ester Brown, 75, of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at Price Temple COGIC. Burial in Eastmount Cemetery. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

David Norris Compton, 85, of Leonard, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Evon Lockmiller of Fort Worth, died Wednesday at Columbia North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Simmons Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ruth Martinez, 55, of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. William's Catholic Church. There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Friday at Peters Funeral Home.

Weldon Wood, 69, of Wichita Falls, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday in Wichita Falls. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Aston
FARMERSVILLE " Alice Elizabeth Aston, 86, of Farmersville died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bart Barber and Rev. Tracy Odneal officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born Nov. 23, 1914 in Lufkin, she was the daughter of John Byus and Alice Cox Byus. On June 25, 1940, she was married to Joe Aston Jr. in Farmersville. Mrs. Aston worked as a librarian. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Farmersville, the Farmersville Historical Society and Farmersville Garden Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Stooksberry of Farmersville and Elizabeth Sullivan of Austin; a son, Joe Aston III of Farmersville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

Corene Brown
LEONARD " Funeral services for Mrs. Corene Brown, 71, of Leonard, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willis Houston officiating. Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown died Wednesday in the Wilson N. Jones Regional Health Center in Sherman.
She was born Feb. 25, 1930 in Fort Tyson, Okla., to Alonzo Brown and Leona Clay Brown. She was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
Mrs. Brown is survived by son John Brown of Leonard; three sisters, Beatrice Espy of Leonard, Ruby Hailey of Bonham and Lula Robinson of Paris and a brother, John H. Simmons of Paris.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Funeral Home.

"Maxie" Gilmore
"Maxie" Gilmore, 75, of Greenville died Wednesday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Southside Church of Christ with Gordon Grammer and Scott Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
She was born July 28, 1925, in Celeste to Mack Pugh and Eva Mitchell Pugh. On Oct. 30, 1946, she was married to Olen Gilmore in Greenville. Mrs. Gilmore was an apartment manager. She was a member of Southside Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Sharon Gilmore and Wayne and Beverly Gilmore, all of Greenville; sisters Alma Jones and Stella Sampson of Greenville and Jessie Rainwater of Celeste; granddaughters Stacy Gilmore and Andrea Gilmore of Greenville; grandson Scott Gilore of Beeville and great-grandchildren Kaitlin Gilmore, Skyler McMinn and Morgan McMinn of Greenville and Allison Gilmore of Beeville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Alvis Roden and Mable Biffle.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Gunnells, Johnny Curry, Jerry Morrison, Sammy Duncan, Sid Driggers and Bart Calahan.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Clevie Guttery
Clevie Lucille Guttery of Dallas died Tuesday at Parkland Hospital. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Mount Cemetery with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating.
She was born Aug. 31, 1914, in Lake City, Ark. to Manurva Katherine Stevens McGee. She was a seamstress and she was a Baptist.
Surviving are two sons, Eugene Harley and William Lee Guttery, both of Dallas; two daughters, Beulah Lucille Reese of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Shirley Deniece Guttery of Morgan City, La.; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A son, David Guttery, preceded her in death.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ray Howard
FARMERSVILLE " Ray Gene Howard, 77, of Pottsboro died Tuesday at Texoma Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery in Blue Ridge.
Son of Donald Felix Howard and Ola Kent Howard, he was born June 19, 1924 in Blue Ridge. On June 26, 1944, he married Lela Fitzgerald in Rockwall. He served in the Merchant Marines. Mr. Howard was a Baptist. He worked in real estate.
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife of Pottsboro; three daughters, Dianne Parker of Gainesville, Cathy Mitcheltree of Euless and Hope Milroy of Gordonville; two sisters, Connie Pye Vest of North Conway, N.H. and Ann Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Justin Kalisek
LONE OAK " Justin Nathaniel Kalisek, 18, of Lone Oak died Tuesday in an auto accident near Lone Oak. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Lone Oak Baptist Church with Robert Cook and Bishop Philip Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery.
Born Sep. 2, 1982, in Dallas, he was the son of Kenneth Wayne and Carol Ann Kalisek. He lived most of his life in Rowlett and moved to Lone Oak five and a half years ago. He graduated from Lone Oak High School where he was a member of FFA, Beta Club, UIL One Act Play and jazz band. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Greenville.
Survivors include his parents of Lone Oak; his girlfriend, Michaela Leisure of Lone Oak; brother and sister-in-law Kenneth Wayne Jr. and Audrey Kalisek of Lone Oak; sister and brother-in-law Amy Carol and Zeke Freeman of Duncanville; grandparents Jim and Jimmie Snyder of Houston and Vada Joe Kalisek of Houston and great-grandmother Evelyn Russell of Amarillo.
He was preceded in death by grandfather James Kalisek Sr.
Pallbearers will be Blake Garmon, Wayne Kalisek, Randal Kalisek, Zeke Freeman, Alan Ashabranner and Keith Snyder. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Lone Oak High School Class of 2001.
Bartley Funeral Home of Grand Saline is in charge of arrangements.

Sam Lauderdale
Sam Lauderdale, 78, died Tuesday in Terrell. Graveside services will be at Forest Park Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday and a memorial service will be at Kavanaugh United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Friday. Rev. Don McKenzie will officiate.
Mr. Lauderdale was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Somerville, the son of John Sample and Kate Stanley Lauderdale. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II. He married Mary Jane Horton on Aug. 28, 1948, in Greenville.
Mr. Lauderdale, with his wife Mary co-founded Mary of Puddin Hill, Inc., in 1948 and he served as president until the business was sold in 1999.
He was a member of Crestview Christian Church and had been a life-long member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He was a charter member of University Christian Church in Austin. He attended the University of Texas and received his bachelor of science degree from East Texas State University in Commerce.
Mr. Lauderdale served on the board of the YMCA, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Women In Need. He was on the board of the Hunt Memorial Hospital District when Citizens General Hospital was constructed. He also served on the board of directors of Centennial Savings Bank of Greenville. Mr. Lauderdale received the "Greenville Worthy Citizen" award in 1968.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years; a daughter and son-in-law, Pud and Mike Kearns; two grandsons, Robert Kearns and Richard Kearns, all of Greenville; a brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Roberta Lauderdale of Demming, N.M.; a sister, Nona Kettrick of Port Arthur, and a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Frank Nowlin of Silsbee; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hal and Lelloine Horton of San Antonio, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Joyce Horton of Greenville, and sister-in-law, Sarah Plunket of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, who died in childhood.
Memorials may be made to Women In Need, the American Cotton Museum or Crestview Christian Church.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

June 27, 2001

Services planned

Justin Kalisek of Lone Oak died Tuesday. Services are pending with Barley Funeral Home of Lone Oak.

Riley Miller, 7 months, of Commerce, 11 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home. Burial in Lebanon Cemetery.

Nancy Arnold
QUINLAN " Nancy Arnold of Quinlan died Monday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Smith officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park.
She was born Sep. 28, 1941 in Hunt County to Henry Herman and Loise Blagburn Willingham. She was married to Earl Arnold on June 29, 1985 in Quinlan. Mrs. Arnold was a homemaker and was a member of the Assembly of God.
She is survived by her husband of Quinlan; three stepsons, Benjamin Arnold, Monty Arnold and Jamie Arnold; three stepdaughters, Sharron Rose, Shirley Elizabeth and Laura Ruth; brothers Herman Willingham Jr. of Wylie and Johnny Willingham of Killeen; sisters Patsy Ann Barfield of Amarillo, Jonell McClure of Quinlan and Linda Crow of Bellview, Fla. and seven grandchildren.
Her parents and a son, Windell Vance, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Monty Arnold, Jamie Arnold, Clay Willingham, Randy Reed, Melvin Cotten, Greg Crow and Larry McClure.

Ester Brown
Ester Brown, 75, of Greenville died at her home Saturday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Price Temple COGIC with Russell Willis officiating. Burial will be in Eastmount Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 4, 1925 in Greenville to Ender Brown Cannor and George Brown. She was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons Billy Brown and Kenton Brown, both of Greenville; a daughter, Dianne Brown of Greenville; brothers, Wilton Brown of Denver, Colo. and R.C. Cannor of Greenville; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Her parents and three sisters preceded her in death.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

David Compton
LEONARD " Graveside services for David Norris Compton, 85, of Leonard will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville. He died Monday at his residence.
Son of Christopher Compton and Belva Mulkey Compton, he was born Sep. 12. 1915, in Celeste. He was a farmer and served in the U.S. Army. He married Bobbie Lucille Tingle.
Surviving are his wife of Leonard; daughters Darlene Conrad of Dallas and Leatha Scotchill of Bailey; sons Jerry Comptom of Leonard, David Compton of Yarnaby, Okla., Danny Compton of Bonham, Charles Compton of Houston and Paul Compton of Houston; two sisters, Lena Belle Barr of Celeste and Frances Woodruff of Leonard; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.

Charlton Smithey
Charlton Smithey, 97, of Greenville died Monday at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Blackmon officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery.
Born in Bonanza in Hopkins County on Sep. 24, 1903, she was the daughter of W.A. and Ida May Speed Wilson. On May 10, 1925, she was married to Sam Austin Smithey in Greenville. She studied at Professor King's Academy in Sulphur Springs and Mayo Normal College in Commerce (now Texas A&M University-Commerce). Mrs. Smithey taught school in the communities of Wagner and Wieland. She was a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church for more than 60 years and played piano and taught the Susanna class for 50 years. She was president of the PTA at Lamar Elementary.
Mrs. Smithey is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tillman and Jeanne Gray Smithey of Dallas; two grandchildren, Mitchell Smithey of Greenville and Eliza Smithey James of Pasadena, Calif. and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1991.
Pallbearers will be Gary Hefner, Bill Narramore, Howard Glenn Wilson, Rayford Smithey, Clyde Terry and Murray Wilson.

June 25, 2001

Services planned

Mary Lou Brown, 65, died Thursday at a local hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel.

Riley Miller, a 7-month-old infant, died Friday in Dallas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Commerce. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials in his memory may be sent to Guaranty Bank, 1108 Park St., Commerce, Texas, 75428.

Gladys Ima Worley Barker, 86, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Mills officiating. Burial will be at Weiland Cemetery.

Wilma L. Hockett, 87, died Friday at Rockwall Nursing Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville with the Rev. Billy Harris officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.

Ben Recer
FARMERSVILLE " Ben L. Recer, 88, died Saturday in McKinney. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Farmersville Church of Christ with Tom Gaumer and John Morgan officiating. Burial will be at Van Winkle Cemetery in Climax.
He was born June 16, 1913, in Princeton to W.A. Recer and Nan Lyons Recer. Mr. Recer married Dorothy Rogers on Sept. 5, 1941, in Princeton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked as an inspector for Mosher Steel Co. Mr. Recer was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife; and sisters, Argyle Carr of Princeton, Opal Bass of Houston, Lou Ella Anderson of Grand Prairie and Betty Derden of Lancaster.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

Eloise Yankie
Eloise Yankie, 86, of Will's Point died Friday in Plano. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church with Ben Smith and Don Collins officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Park.
Mrs. Yankie was born April 26, 1916, in Blackwell to Edwin Martin and Lola Etheridge Martin. She married William "Bill" Woodford Yankie on June 6, 1941, in Dallas. Before her retirement, Mrs. Yankie was a Dallas County Community College employee. She was Baptist.
She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Mrs. Yankie is survived by her husband; son, Jim Yankie of Aledo; daughters, Dayna Spurgeon, Candy Stafford and Desiree Collins, all of Plano; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her grandsons, Chance Yankie, Chase Yankie, Bill Sprugen, Camerson Collins, Nathan Collins and Bill Collins will serve as pallbearers. Shaun Stafford and Christopher Stafford will serve as honorary pallbearers.

June 24, 2001

Services planned

Alice Gertrude Moore, 85, of Commerce died Thursday in Greenville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial will be at Rosemound Cemetery.

Mary Lou Brown, 65, died Thursday at a local hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel.

Riley Miller, a 7-month-old infant, died Friday in Dallas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Commerce. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials in his memory may be sent to Guaranty Bank, 1108 Park St., Commerce, Texas, 75428.

Gladys Barker
Gladys Ima Worley Barker, 86, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Mills officiating. Burial will be at Weiland Cemetery.
Mrs. Barker was born Oct. 1, 1914, in Mount Pleasant to Hewburt "Hub" McBride and Kittie Vales. She married Jesse Worley in 1936 in Greenville. After his death, she married Steve Barker in 1961 in Point. Mrs. Barker was a homemaker. She was baptist.

She is survived by her son, Fred Worley of Emory; daughters, Martha Imogene Lewers, Geraldine Wright and Brenda Bullard Worley, all of Greenville, and Gladys Allene Nelson of Goodwater, Ala.; brothers, Charles McBride of Greenville and Donald McBride of Point; sister, Dollie West of Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Barker was preceded in death by her husbands, two brothers, son, daughter, two grandchildren and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Samie Bryant
LADONIA " Samie Wilson Bryant, 86, died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital in Commerce. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at First Methodist Church in Ladonia with the Revs. Sam Bush and Walter Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be at Ladonia Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Hunt County to Needham and Martha Garrison Bryant.
Mr. Bryant was retired farmer and rancher who lived most of his life in the Pecan Gap and Ladonia area. He married Martha Edna Leeman on May 30, 1936.
He is survived by his wife, daughters, Sarah Sue Burnett and her husband, Lyndal, and Sammye Kay Bush and her husband, Sam, all of Ladonia, and Martha Lou Shelby of Paris, Texas; sister, Mildred Wren of Sherman; six grandchildren, Janet Bush, Berry Burnett and his wife, Jennette, Disheha Threlkeld and her husband, Billy Joe, Triena Duncan and her husband, Mickey, Philip Burnett and his wife, Jeanette, and Samantha Beggs and her husband, Danny; and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by two brothers, five sisters, one great-grandchild and a son-in-law, H.A. Shelby.
Delta Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hester Dennis
ST. JO " Hester Lee Dennis, 69, of Yantis died Friday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Coker Cemetery with the Rev. Arlis Banks officiating. Burial will be at Coker Cemetery in St. Jo.
He was born Nov. 9, 1931, in St. Jo to William G. Dennis and Daisy Coker.
Mr. Dennis married Ada Janette Adams in 1950. He worked as a plumber before his retirement. Mr. Dennis was baptist.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Ronnie Wayne Dennis of Lewisville, Joseph Glenn Dennis of Flower Mound and Kenneth Lee Dennis of Denton; brother, Herschel Dennis of Grand Prairie; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Wilma Hockett
FARMERSVILLE " Wilma L. Hockett, 87, died Friday at Rockwall Nursing Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville with the Rev. Billy Harris officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
Mrs. Hockett was born Jan. 4, 1914, in Merit to David A. and Flora Chapman Gray. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters, Doris Hockett Baker and Wanda Hockett Goodson, both of Odessa; sons, Don Hockett of Angleton, Raymond Hockett of Allen and Billy Hockett of Farmersville; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

June 23, 2001

Services planned

Gladys I. Barker, 86, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Freda L. Hines, 81, of Emory, 10 a.m. today at Daugherty Baptist Church. Burial in Clifton Cemetery. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory in charge.

Rodney Laray Jackson of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

Arthur Gene Robinson, 62, of Dallas, formerly of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at Clark Street Christian Church, Greenville. Burial in Restland Cemetery, Dallas. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

Zona Allen
WINNSBORO " Zona Faye Allen, 89, of Greenville died Friday in a Greenville nursing home. A graveside service is set at 2 p.m. today at Harmony Cemetery with Rev. Henry Suche officiating.
Born Aug. 26, 1911 in Wood County, she was the daughter of Robert Watson and Ida Irons Watson. She was a housewife and a member of the Forest Grove United Methodist Church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mercer H. Allen, in February 1979 and one sister, Marie Brundige.
Visitation is from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Beaty Funeral Home, Inc.

Ida Andrews
Ida M. Andrews, 101, of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Arnold officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery.
She was born in Hunt County on Oct. 17, 1899, daughter of William R. and Mary Catherine 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.
Peters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Brown
ROCKPORT " Mary Lou Brown, 65, died Thursday at a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel.
She was born Dec. 1, 1935 in Detroit. She was raised in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School. Ms. Brown had been a resident of Rockport for the past 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rockport.
Survivors include a son, Charlie L. Brown of Rockport; a daughter, Julie A. Helton of Aransas Pass; stepdaughter Debra L. Alosbrok of Richardson; three brothers, Hershel Craven Jr. of Kilgore, Jerry Don Craven of Sulphur Springs and Billy Craven of California; three sisters, Delilah Montgomery of Oklahoma City, Okla., Betty Sue Beebe of Belton and Olene Hastings of Balch Springs and three grandchildren.

Alicia Moore
COMMERCE " Alice Gertrude Moore, 85, of Commerce died Thursday evening in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
Daughter of William Arthur and Myrtle Merritt Holder Stover, she was born Sep. 3, 1915 in Dixon. She was married to Ernest E. Moore on Oct. 6, 1934. Mrs. Moore was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Commerce and was a member of United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Moore is survived by two sons, Sonny Moore of Commerce and Larry Moore of Midlothian; a daughter, Gayle Harry of Mabank; sister Edna Long of Greenville; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 26, 1995, and a brother, William S. Stover.
Grandsons and grandnephews will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Wanda Rhodes
COMMERCE " Wanda A. Rhodes, 73, of Broussard, La. died Wednesday . Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Bryan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in the Mount Zion Community of Hopkins County.
Born July 28, 1927, in Dallas, she was the daughter of Hubbard Jefferson Corder and Letha Francis Henson. She was a retired information operator for Dallas Area Rapid Transit System and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Rhodes Smith and Leon Smith of Broussard, La.; granddaughters J.D. Speed Hopkins of Castlerock, Colo. and Brandi Neal McLain of Irving; grandsons Tim Arnold Speed of Hallsville and Jonathan Arnold Rhodes of Irving and great-grandchildren Corey, Lesli, Dakota and Victoria.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Billy Joe Corder and H.J. Corder Jr. and son, Neal Arnold Rhodes.


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