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May 14, 2001

Services planned

Roscoe Huff, 75, of Quinlan died Wednesday at his residence. Services are pending with Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.

Frank Wertz of Greenville died Friday evening at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Gladys Teter Hines, 87, of Quitman, 11 a.m. today at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Pittsburg with burial in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas at 3 p.m. Lowe Funeral Home of Quitman in charge.

Robert Glenn McCain of Royse City, Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold, La. at 2 p.m. today.

Betty Melton, 66, of Wills Point, 2 p.m. today at Mullican Little Funeral Home in Bells. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Savoy.

Josie Follis
CUMBY " Josie Mae Hall Follis, 78, of Cumby died Saturday afternoon in Grand Prairie. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Cumby with Rev. Wesley Dean officiating. Burial will be in Cumby City Cemetery. Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Oct. 17, 1922 in Jacobi to Joseph Leonard Hall and Vera Romans. She married R.C. Follis. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Cumby.
She is survived by three brothers, George Hall of Sulphur Springs, Truett Hall of Grand Prairie and Truman Hall of Mesquite; nine nieces and six nephews.
Her husband of 58 years, sisters Gladys Romans and Vera Romans Hall and her parents preceded her in death.

May 13, 2001

Services planned

Roscoe Huff, 75, of Quinlan died Wednesday at his residence. Services are pending with Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.

Frank Wertz of Greenville died Friday evening at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Gladys Teter Hines, 87, of Quitman, 11 a.m. Monday at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Pittsburg with burial in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas at 3 p.m. Lowe Funeral Home of Quitman in charge.

Robert Glenn McCain of Royse City, Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold, La. at 2 p.m. Monday.

Betty Melton, 66, of Wills Point, 2 p.m. Monday at Mullican Little Funeral Home in Bells. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Savoy.

Genevieve Pearce
Genevieve Mary Pearce of Arlington, formerly of Greenville, died Friday at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Pistone officiating. Burial will be in Money Cemetery.
Daughter of William Joseph Pike and Muriel Allein Clifford, she was born Oct. 22 1919 in Quincy, Mass. She was married to Kenneth Pearce on July 3, 1940 in Hyannis Port-Cape Cod, Mass. She retired from TG&Y and worked as a greeter at K-Mart. She was a member of Disabled American Veterans and the Altrusa Club. Mrs. Pearce was a member of Aldersgate Church.
She is survived by daughters Muriel Allein Pistone of Arlington and Mary Ann Clayton of Carrollton; sister Louise Burlingame of Tampa, Fla. and grandchildren Doris Allen Moore of Arlington, Daniel Charles Pistone of Dublin, Calif., Kenneth Allan Pistone of Wylie and Mary Edith Pistone of Arlington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, parents, four sisters and one brother.
Wayne Money, Kenneth Money, Dale Money, Patrick Clayton, Michael Clayton and Jerry Selph will be pallbearers.

May 12, 2001

Services planned

Roscoe Huff, 75, of Quinlan died Wednesday at his residence. Services are pending with Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.
 

Fred J. Green of Terrell, 2 p.m. today at Goggans Funeral Home Chapel, Terrell. Burial in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Jessie Lee Marshall of Leonard, 11 a.m. today at New Light House of Prayer in Greenville. Burial in Leonard Cemetery. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

Jesse Stewart Jr., 63, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial in Money Cemetery.

Homer Brignon
Homer Ray Brignon of Greenville died Wednesday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Vaughn and James E. Erwin officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Son of Louie Bill Brignon and Virginia Reagan Brignon, he was born March 6, 1946. On June 15, 1984 he married Pennie Farris in Greenville. Mr. Brignon was a lifetime resident of Greenville. He was a field engineer for Farmers Electric Co-op. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Brignon is survived by his wife of Greenville; a son, Caleb Ray Brignon of Greenville; two daughters, Angela Brignon and Dawn Brignon, both of Greenville; stepdaughter Polly Walker of Tyler; a brother, Billy Brignon of Greenville and five grandchildren.
His parents and a brother, John Louis Brignon, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Glen Farmer, Larry Key, Rex Reagan, Gary Bolch, Jason Brignon and Tim Mackey. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Elliott, Randy Reagan, Glen Wise, Charlie Prim and Jimmy Williams.

Gladys Hines
QUITMAN " Gladys Teter Hines, 87, of Quitman died Thursday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Pittsburg with J.R. Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas at 3 p.m.
She was born June 7, 1913 in Waco. Mrs. Hines had lived in Quitman for the last year and a half, moving from the Winnsboro-Pittsburg area. She lived most of her life in Dallas and Greenville. She was a homemaker and was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Camp County.
Surviving are two sons, Al Teter of Maui, Hawaii and Bill Teter of Dallas; two daughters, Susan Masters of Mineola and Betsy Harris of Pittsburg; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Joseph Edward Hines, preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2000.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Masters, Ernest Masters, Andy Masters, Jason Masters, Gary Harris and Al Teter.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Lowe Funeral Home of Quitman.

Robert McCain
ROYSE CITY " Funeral services for Robert Glenn McCain will be at Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold, La. at 2 p.m. Monday. The service will be led by his sons. Burial will be at Hathom Cemetery in Ashland, La.
He died of heart failure Friday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Mr. McCain was born Sep. 6, 1926 in Ashland, La. He was a longtime resident of Beaumont and Castor, La. before moving to Royse City in 1999. He was employed by Tri-State Oil Tool, Inc. until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of Ashland Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, George McCain of Royse City, Robert McCain of Beaumont and Tom McCain of Montclair, Va.; a sister, Betty Hillier of Shreveport, La.; a brother, James McCain of Arcadia, La. and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Tx. 75265-0309.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home Chapel-Royse City Chapel.

Betty Melton
BELLS " Betty Melton, 66, of Wills Point died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mullican Little Funeral Home in Bells. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Savoy.
She was born Feb. 10, 1934 in Menomonie, Wis., daughter of Arthur Rassbach and Emily Schulter Rassbach. On May 20, 1961 she was married to Charlie Melton. She was a homemaker and was a member of First Methodist Church in Quinlan.
Mrs. Melton is survived by her husband of Wills Point; three sons, William Melton Charles Melton and Thomas Melton, all of Greenville; three daughters, Katherine McDonald and Christine Melton of Greenville and Shirley Melton of Quinlan;' a brother, Arthur Rassbach of Eauclaire, Wis.; two sisters, Mary Petersen of Durand, Wis. and Marty Denson of Lena, Miss. and nine grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Francis Morgan
Francis Helen Morgan, 79, of Campbell died Thursday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Darnell officiating. Burial is in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Born Feb. 23, 1922 in Fannin County, she was the daughter of William Delaney Collins and Minnie Mitchell Collins. On March 26, 1938 she was married to John Riley Morgan in Greenville. She was a retired cafeteria manager at Crockett Elementary. She was a member of Campbell Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband of Campbell; son and daughter-in-law James Edward and Rachel Morgan of Irving; a daughter, Winnona Morgan of Campbell; a brother, Robert Collins of Mesquite; grandchildren Dr. Janet and Keith Glenn of Irving and Jason Morgan and fiancee Lauren Badger of Euless; and great-grandchildren Adam Glenn and Christen Glenn of Irving and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, William Royce Morgan and five brothers.
Pallbearers will be Jack Wallace, James Erwin, Larry Diggs, Jerry Morgan, Johnny Richards and Billy Clyde Stricker.

Genevieve Pearce
Genevieve Mary Pearce of Arlington, formerly of Greenville, died Friday at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Vaughn and James E. Erwin officiating. Burial will be in Money Cemetery.
Daughter of William Joseph Pike and Muriel Allein Clifford, she was born Oct. 22 1919 in Quincy, Mass. She was married to Kenneth Pearce on July 3, 1940 in Hyannis Port-Cape Cod, Mass. She retired from TG&Y and worked as a greeter at K-Mart. She was a member of Disabled American Veterans and the Altrusa Club. Mrs. Pearce was a member of Aldersgate Church.
She is survived by daughters Muriel Allein Pistone of Arlington and Mary Ann Clayton of Carrollton; sister Louise Burlingame of Tampa, Fla. and grandchildren Doris Allen Moore of Arlington, Daniel Charles Pistone of Dublin, Calif., Kenneth Allan Pistone of Wylie and Mary Edith Pistone of Arlington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, parents, four sisters and one brother.
Wayne Money, Kenneth Money, Dale Money, Patrick Clayton, Michael Clayton and Jerry Selph will be pallbearers.

Mrs. Charlie Wilkerson
LEONARD " Funeral services for Mrs. Charlie Faye Wilkerson, 77, of Leonard are at 1 p.m. today at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim McIntire officiating. Burial will be in the Burns Cemetery in Trenton.
Mrs. Wilkerson died Thursday at the Northeast Medical Center in Bonham.
She was born Sep. 27, 1923 in Blanton Chapel, daughter of Charlie and Nannie Garrett. She was married to Worth Wilkerson on May 23 1962 in Durant, Okla. She retired from the General Telephone Company and was a member of the Grove Hill Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of Leonard, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

May 10, 2001

Services planned

Homer Ray Brignon of the Greenville area died Wednesday at Baylor Hospital of Dallas. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Roscoe Huff, 75, of Quinlan died Wednesday at his residence. Services are pending with Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.

Rev. K.C. Holcomb
TRENTON " Rev. K.C. Holcomb, 89, former pastor in Commerce, died Wednesday at Baylor Medical Center in Garland. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday at Burns Cemetery in Trenton with Rev. Billy Holley officiating.
Surviving are brothers Hoyt West Holcomb of Sherman and Floyd Ray Holcomb of Harlingen and sisters, Annie Lou Todd and Fannie Mae McCartney, both of Garland.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Holcomb; his parents, Walter West and Cynthia Idella Turman Holcomb; brothers, O.V. Holcomb, John Duke Holcomb and Don Moses Holcomb and a sister, Velma Grouws Stewart.
Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Earnheart Funeral Home Chapel in Trenton.

May 9, 2001

Services planned

Ella Lorena Winniford-Taylor, 94, of Texarkana, formerly of Cumby, 11 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Commerce. Burial in Cumby Cemetery. Visitation 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Ruth R. Ward, 91, of Palestine died Friday at Cartmell Home for the Aged. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory.

May 8, 2001

Services planned

Thelma Mae Martin, 76, of Enid, Okla., formerly of Greenville, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Celeste Cemetery. Peters Funeral Home in charge.

Ruth R. Ward, 91, of Palestine died Friday at Cartmell Home for the Aged. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory.

Ella Winniford-Taylor
COMMERCE " Ella Lorena Winniford-Taylor, 94, of Texarkana, formerly of Cumby died, Saturday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with James Winniford officiating. Burial will be in Cumby Cemetery.
Daughter of Robert Lee Winniford and Margaret Lee Landtroop Winniford, she was born July 23, 1906 in the landgrant homeplace Winniford Way north of Cumby in Hopkins County. Her family donated land for the present university campus. She raised and sold turkeys and sold calves while growing up, learning how to manage a business. She was married to Thomas Melton Taylor on Dec. 13, 1924 in Greenville. In 1924 she won a beauty contest in the five-county area of her homeplace.
She worked on genealogy chart verification nationally, the Daughters of the American Revolution membership from Valley Forge patriot, Colonial Dames 1600's ancestors, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Robert-the-Bruce Society in America verification membership committee.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynna Estelle Taylor-Bergen of Texarkana; a son, Robert George Randolph Taylor of Texarkana; three grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

May 7, 2001

Services planned

Guadalupe Perez, 72, of Floyd, services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. William's Catholic Church in Greenville. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.

Ella Lorena Winniford Taylor, 94, of Texarkana, a former Commerce resident, died Saturday in Texarkana. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jones Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Cumbt City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ruth R. Ward, 91, of Palestine died Friday at Cartmell Home for the Aged. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory.

Billie Huff
QUINLAN " Billie Huff, 83, of Quinlan died Friday in Quinlan.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Quinlan Lybrand Funeral Home chapel with Paul Williams officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Idabel, Okla.
She was born in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., to Anna Wendt and Homer Adams. Before retiring, she worked as a certified public accountant for the federal government.
She is survived by her parents; husband, Roscoe Huff; sister, Anna Garvin; and one grandchild.
Her son, Billy Huff, preceded her in death.

Thelma Martin
CELESTE " Thelma Mae Martin, 76, of Enid, Okla., a former Greenville resident, died Thursday in Enid, Okla.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Celeste Cemetery with the Rev. Del Welsey officiating. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Roscoe to Amy and Clarence Farmer.
She is survived by her daughters, Jeanie Crisp of Enid, Okla., and Barbara Butts of Dallas; sister-in-law, Daurine Farmer of Mount Pleasant; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

May 6, 2001

Services planned

Guadalupe Perez, 72, of Floyd, visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. William's Catholic Church in Greenville. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
 

Edward McCollam
GREENVILLE " Edward Ellis McCollam, 95, of Greenville died Friday at Briarcliff Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be at noon today at Memoryland Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Nichols officiating. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 30, 1905, in Emporia, Kan., to Clarence E. McCollam and Burnetta Eleanor Bowsar McCollam. He married Jessie Owings on March 30, 1994, in Cumby. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Korea and Japan. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, the National Guard and with the Veteran's Administration.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David Manley McCollam and Shirley Boose McCollam of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law, Mamie Lou McCollam Ayers and Paul J. Ayers of Waco; sister-in-law, Mayfair Owings of Georgetown, Texas; grandsons, David Byron McCollam and Joe Edward Ayers; and great-grandchildren, Aaron Charles-Paul Ayers and Cuyler Elizabeth Ayers.
His wife and parents preceded him in death.

Ruth Ward
CAMPBELL " Ruth R. Ward, 91, of Palestine died Friday at Cartmell Home for the Aged.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory.
She was born Sept. 7, 1909 in Campbell to Doc and Ella Perkins Wheatley. She lived in Palestine for 15 years. She was raised in Hunt County. Mrs. Ward was a homemaker and a member of the Southern Oaks Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.
Survivors include her step-daughter, Juanita Penner of California; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Her husband, O.T. Ward, preceded her in death.

May 5, 2001

Services planned

Thelma Mae Martin, of Enid, Okla., formerly of Greenville, has died. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Lt. Col. (Retired) Edward Ellis McCollam, 95, of Greenville died Friday morning at Briarcliff Health Center. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Johnny Marion Roberts, 58, of Quitman, 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Doris Mae Wright, 77, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Tidwell Cemetery.

Mrs. Guadalupe Perez
FARMERSVILLE " Mrs. Guadalupe M. Perez, 72, of Floyd died Thursday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. William's Catholic Church in Greenville with Monsignor John McCallum officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
She was born Sep. 13, 1928 in Chargo to Rafael and Casimira Garcia Montez. On Nov. 12, 1943 she was married to Thomas Perez Sr. in Karnes City. She was a homemaker and a member of St. William's Catholic Church in Greenville.
Mrs. Perez is survived by daughters Ovelia Vinson and Juanita Reyes of Farmersville, Telesfora Young of Allen, Carolina Perez and Sylvia Perez of Floyd; sons Thomas Perez Jr. of Plano, John Perez of Wylie, Celestino Perez of Rowlett and Manuel Perez of Greenville; two sisters, Casimira Villareal of San Antonio and Celestina Sanchez of Dallas; two brothers, Lee Montez and Dolores Montez, both of San Antonio; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday night with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

May 4, 2001

Services planned

Johnny Roberts
Johnny Marion Roberts, 58, of Quitman died Thursday morning at East Texas Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kirk Jones and Rev. Royce Litchfield officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born in Mineola on Sep. 25, 1942, he was the son of Oliver Roberts and Myrtle Byrd Roberts. He married Barbara Ann Howard on Aug. 22, 1961 in Fort Worth. He retired from Texas Instruments where he was an engineer technician. Mr. Roberts was a member of Church on the Rock in Quitman and was a former member of First Baptist Church in Greenville.
Surviving are his mother of Hainesville; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and DeLisa Roberts of Greenville; two brothers, Oliver Roberts of Dallas and Byron Roberts of Gilmer; a sister, Cliffie Tucker of Hainesville and grandchildren Colton and Chloe Roberts of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Phillip Roberts; his father and a sister, Shirley Low.
Pallbearers will be Rick Walden, Steven Walden, Chuck Smith, Bill Smith, Tim Ellsworth and Chad Wacasey.
Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Doris Wright
Doris Mae Wright, 77, of Greenville died Thursday morning at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Reisor and Rev. James Farmer officiating. Burial will be in Tidwell Cemetery.
Daughter of Henry Lee Farmer and Edith Ellen Whittenburg Farmer, she was born June 8, 1923 in Malakoff. On Feb. 8, 1949 she was married to Scott Owen Wright in Greenville. She was a homemaker and was of the Assembly of God faith.
Mrs. Wright is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Neil and Paula Wright, Doyle Wright and Brian and Angie Wright, all of Greenville; a daughter, Gayle Wright of Greenville; brothers and sisters-in-law Lee Roy and Nora Farmer of Chandler, James and Mary Farmer of Flint and Winston and Frances Farmer of Garland; grandchildren Stacey King-Brown and husband Jeff of Pearland, Stephanie Samples and husband Shane of Wolfe City and Bradley Wright of Greenville and great-grandchildren Scott Samples of Wolfe City and Taylor Brown Pearland.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, a brother, J.W. Farmer and a granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Wright.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Cogburn, Wesley Farmer, Warren Farmer, Larry Wright, Tillman Bostick and Bill Rose. Millard Titus and Preston Hopewell will be honorary pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

May 3, 2001

Services planned

Mattie L. Stone, 83, of Ladonia, 1 p.m. today at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Ladonia. Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.
 

Bernard Browning
GARLAND " Lonnie Bernard Browning, 90, of Garland died Monday at the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Garland. Masonic graveside services will follow at Restland Memorial Park.
He was born April 22, 1911 in Morton's Gap, Ken. to Rev. T.H. and Loyette Hall Browning. He was a retired estimator for Steakley Chevrolet where he worked for 18 years. He also worked as a security officer for Baylor Medical Center in Dallas for five years. Mr. Browning was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Garland, the Howard Taylor Sunday school class and the 55-plus Club at the church. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge 441 in Garland.
Mr. Browning is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mildred Browning of Garland; two daughters, Judy Murphy of Royse City and Sandra Shipley of Rockwall; two sisters, Maxine Bryson of Richardson and Libby McNatt of Greenville; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
One brother, Hall Browning, preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Pastors Fund or the Music Fund.
Williams Funeral Directors, 716 Main Street in Garland is in charge of arrangements.

May 2, 2001

Services planned

Mamie Ray Jones, 79, of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home in Commerce. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Cory Keys, newborn, graveside service 10 a.m. today at St. Paul Cemetery in Neylandville. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Lucylle Mantooth, 85, of Princeton, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Altoga Cemetery in Altoga. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville in charge.

Lonnie Browning
GARLAND " Lonnie Bernard Browning, 90, of Garland died March 30 at the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Garland. Masonic graveside services will follow at Restland Memorial Park.
He was born April 22, 1911 in Martin Gap, Ken. to Rev. T.H. and Luyette Hall Browning. He was a retired estimator for Steakley Chevrolet where he worked for 18 years. He also worked as a security officer for Baylor Medical Center in Dallas for five years. Mr. Browning was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Garland, the Howard Taylor Sunday school class and the 55-plus Club at the church. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge 441 in Garland.
Mr. Browning is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mildred Browning of Garland; two daughters, Judy Murphy of Royse City and Sandra Shipley of Rockwall; two sisters, Maxine Bryson of Richardson and Libby McNatt of Greenville; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
One brother, Hall Browning, preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Pastors Fund or the Music Fund.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Directors, 716 Main Street in Garland.

Anthony Stankiewicz
QUINLAN " Anthony France Stankiewicz, 36, of Quinlan died in Greenville Monday. There is a memorial service at 11 a.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel.
Son of Frank Stankiewicz and Barbara Lewis, he was born Feb. 18, 1965 in Beaufort, N.C. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Stankiewicz of Quinlan; his parents; two daughters, Rachael Stankiewicz and Sarah Stankiewicz; a stepdaughter Kimmi Cullum; a brother, Frankie Stankiewicz and two sisters, Angela Stankiewicz and Resha Stankiewicz.
Mattie Stone
LADONIA " Mattie L. Stone, 83, of Ladonia died Friday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ladonia with Rev. Curtis Pruitt officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
She was born in Ladonia to Edward and Ethel Bogar. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Ladonia.
Survivors include three brothers, Eddie Lee Bogar of Fort Worth, Tardis Bogar of California and Robert Wayne Bogar of Ladonia; sisters, Annie Mae Roseman, Jo Nell Shaw and Fayrene Cooper, all of Dallas, Hazel Sheppard of Taft, Okla., Louise Carter of Odessa and Merlie Franklin of Sulphur Springs and two stepsisters, Vernice Barnett of Ladonia and Dorothy Perry of Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and one stepsister.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

May 1, 2001

Services planned

Marion Clounts
MABANK " Marion Billie Clounts, 83, of Quinlan died Sunday. Graveside services are at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas at 1 p.m. today with Rev. Ron Flurry officiating.
He was born in Oak Grove on Oct. 29, 1917. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army and National Guard.
Surviving are a son, David Clounts of Quinlan; two daughters, Brenda King of Mesquite and Peggy Miles of Greenville; three brothers, Bobby Clontz of Denison, Carlos Clontz of Scurry and Paul Gene Clontz of Dallas; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Faye Clounts and two brothers, Wesley Clontz and Erman Clontz.
Pallbearers are David Clounts III, David Clounts Jr., Allen King, Rusty King and Steve Miles. Honorary pallbearers are Justin Clounts, Justin Cotton, Daniel Scoggins and Nathan Scoggins.
Eubank Funeral Home of Mabank is in charge of arrangements.
 

Brenda Farquhar
Brenda McKibben Farquhar of Commerce died at her residence Saturday. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at Sand Flat Cemetery in Grand Saline with Rev. Reuben Trussell officiating.
Daughter of Felton and Agnes Simms McKibben, she was born in Dallas on March 5, 1950. She was a retail sales clerk.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Farquhar of Greenville; two daughters, Angie Easterwood of Midland and Monya Smith of Greenville and six grandchildren.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mamie Jones
COMMERCE " Mamie Ray Jones, 79, of Commerce died Sunday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brock Mitchell, Rev. James Hall and Rev. George McCants officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
Born July 6, 1921 in Hunt County, she was the daughter of Sam Jones and Evia Cooper Jones. On Oct. 11, 1936 she was married to E.A. "Bud" Jones in Commerce. A lifelong resident of Commerce, she was a seamstress for the Leighton Dress Manufacturing Company. She was an active member of Abundant Life Assembly Church where she was a songleader and Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Buddy and Sarah Jones of Commerce and Troy and Jackie Jones of Cooper; daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Edwin Phelps of Commerce; a brother, Raymond Cooper of Sulphur Springs; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 1, 1980; a son, Terry Jones; two sisters and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be Forrest Jones, Bradley Phelps, Joel Phelps, Daniel Jones, Danny Scruton and Arnold Parker. Jason Jones, Jeffery Jones and Sheely Taylor will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cory Keys
Cory Keys, infant of Kizzy L. Matthews of Greenville, died Sunday. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Cemetery in Neylandville with Rev. Ronald Davis officiating.
Born April 29, 2001 in Dallas, she is survived by his grandparents, Bobby and Mary Davis of Greenville; his mother; three brothers, Travalus, Tavarous and Travonta Matthews all of Greenville and one sister, Tuqueesha Matthews of Greenville.

Lucylle Mantooth
FARMERSVILLE " Lucylle Mantooth, 85, of Princeton died Saturday in Van Alstyne. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Altoga Cemetery in Altoga with Dr. Deron Biles and David Wheeler officiating.
She was born Oct. 15, 1915 in Princeton to G.C. Murphy and Gladys Callahan Murphy. On Nov. 8, 1936 she was married to Ross Mantooth in McKinney. Mrs. Mantooth was a homemaker. A lifelong resident of Princeton, she had been a member of First Baptist Church in Princeton for more than 70 years.
Mrs. Mantooth is survived by her husband of Princeton; a daughter, Barbara Bell of Van Alstyne; sister Mabel Cave of McKinney; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

April 30, 2001

Services planned

Brenda Farquhar, 1, of Commerce died Saturday at her home. Arrangements are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Gertrude M. Barclay, 98, of Greenville died Friday at Briarcliff Health Center in Greenville. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Grove Hill Cemetery with Rick Henslee officiating.

Mary Alice Ketron, 95, of Greenville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Merit Cemetery with the Revs. Wesley Ford and Kirk Jones officiating.

April 28, 2001

Services planned

Gertrude M. Barclay, 98, of Greenville died Friday morning at Briarcliff Health Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas with Rick Henslee officiating. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Lois Atkins Spencer, 81, of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Fannin County, 2:30 p.m.

Lewis Dixon Williams, 63, of Cumby, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Ridgeway Cemetery in the Ridgeway Community. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.

William Allen "Bill" Younce, 95, of Farmersville, graveside service today, 1 p.m., at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmersville.

Melinda White
QUINLAN " Melinda Sheree White of Quinlan died Friday at Rowlett. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ranse Moore officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born in Terrell on Aug. 28, 1961, she was the daughter of Marvin and June Singleton. She was married to David White Sep. 7, 2000 in Quinlan. Mrs. White was a saddle maker and tooler
Surviving are her husband of Quinlan; her mother of Quinlan; two sons, G.W. Sasser and Chris Singleton, both of Quinlan; stepchildren Rusty White, Elishia White and Nikki White, all of Quinlan; a brother, Greg Singleton of Quinlan and grandparents Hazel Bumpass of Wills Point and Jack Reed of Quinlan.
Her father preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

April 27, 2001

Services planned

Jackie Walker "J.W." Howard, 79, of Blue Ridge, 2 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery, Rockwall.

Ralph Perfater, 72, of Rockwall, 10 a.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel. Burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Ruby "Billie" Stone, Greenville, 9:30 am. today at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Burial in Restland Memorial Park.

William Allen "Bill" Younce, 95, of Farmersville, graveside service Saturday, 1 p.m., at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmersville.

Marcus McMahan
Marcus L. McMahan, 83, of Caddo Mills, formerly of Quinlan, died Tuesday evening at Greencrest Manor. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Quinlan.
Son of James Howard McMahan and Linnie Clevenger, he was born Aug. 3, 1917 in Newport, Tenn. On Aug. 6, 1938 he married Margaret Louise Frazier in Hunt County. He worked as an assembler at Ford Motor Company. Mr. McMahan was a Baptist.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Howard and Vicki McMahan of Houston, son-in-law Dale Norris of Cash; daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Boyd Evans of Cash, Vera Jean and Jack Harwell and Gayle and Jerry Allison, all of Caddo Mills; sister-in-law Bonnie McMahan Payne; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 30, 1983; two daughters, Virginia Norris and Rachael McMahan; brothers Malcom, Michael, Marvin and McAdoo McMahan and a sister, Maud McMahan.
Pallbearers are Jeff Norris, David Norris, Jack Harwell, Joel Harwell, Aaron Bunton and Eddie Smith III.

Robert Milton Jr.
FARMERSVILLE " Robert James Milton Jr., 54, of Farmersville died Wednesday at North Central Medical in McKinney. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Gurley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Princeton.
Born Jan. 17, 1947 in Lufkin, he was the son of Robert J. Milton Sr. and Corine Gaston Milton. He married Gay McQueary Milton on June 2, 1972 in Farmersville. He was a technician for Coca Cola. Mr. Milton was a member of First United Methodist Church of Farmersville.
He is survived by his wife of Farmersville; two daughters, Nancy Lynn Gann of Whitesboro and Mindy Gay Milton of Farmersville; a son, Robert James Milton III of Farmersville; sister Ann Curington of Farmersville and two grandchildren.

Lois Spencer
Lois Atkins Spencer, 81, of Greenville died Thursday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Riley Hamilton officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. at Moores Chapel Cemetery in Fannin County.
Daughter of Jesse Lee Atkins and Margaret Rebecca Sellers Atkins, she was born Dec. 13, 1919 in Bonham. She graduated from Bonham High School. On April 2, 1944 she was married to John Paul Spencer. Mrs. Spencer was a former assistant county superintendent for Fannin County Schools. She retired in 1986 from Texas Department of Human Services. She was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Russell Spivy of Greenville; a brother and sister-in-law, John Robert and Geneva Atkins of Mount Pleasant; grandsons Matthew Spencer Spivy and Clay Austin Spivy, both of Greenville and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990; a brother Gilson Lee Atkins and a sister Pearl Arie.
Memorials may be made to Highland Terrace Baptist Church Youth Ministry.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lewis Williams
COMMERCE " Lewis Dixon Williams, 63, of Cumby died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Cemetery in the Ridgeway Community with Van Simpson officiating.
He was born May 21, 1937 in Frankston to Richard L. Williams and Lela Pearl McCoy Williams. He married Joy Ann Neighbors on Jan. 25, 1957 in Dallas. Mr. Williams was an assembly worker for U.S. Brass.
Survivors include his wife of Cumby; a son, Lance Dewayne Williams of Irving; daughters Katherine Gail Howard of Irving, Celinda Lee Lopez of Fort Worth and Stacey Renee Bell of Fort Worth; two sisters; five brothers; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

April 26, 2001

Services planned

Clevis Joe Hawkins, 55, of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Shiloh Church in Christ in Greenville. Burial in Piney Creek Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Cathy Hawkins Monk, 51, of Edgewood, formerly of Leonard, 2:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel of Leonard. Burial in Leonard Cemetery.

Louise Baley
ROYSE CITY " Louise Baley, 92, died Tuesday in Rowlett. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Royse City with Rev. Robert Baldridge, Rev. George McCain and Rev. Steven Carr officiating. Burial will be in Royse City Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 18, 1908 in Tuscola to Robert Levi and Sarah Elizabeth Snow Hamilton. She was married to Andrew Baley in Whitewright County on Jan. 1, 1933 and they lived in Union Valley from 1933 to 1953 before moving to Royse City. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Royse City. Mrs. Baley was president of WMU and was a Sunday school teacher for juniors.
Surviving are daughter Helen Carr of Cedar Hill; four sons, Dan Baley of Royse City, Teddy Baley of Nevada, Ernest Baley of Cedar Hill and Jerrell Baley of Royse City; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973, four brothers and two sisters.

Jackie Howard
FARMERSVILLE " Jackie Walker "J.W." Howard, 79, of Blue Ridge died Wednesday at Hinton Nursing Home in Farmersville. Services will be at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Farmersville at 2 p.m. Friday with Burlyn Allison, John Hudson and Leo Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Rockwall.
Son of Issac and Mattie Burmley Howard, he was born Jan. 3, 1922 in Lamar County. He married Judith Marie Howard on Nov. 22, 1974 in Garland. Mr. Howard was the owner of a service station. He was a member of Nobility Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of Blue Ridge; a daughter, Joyce West of Garland; stepdaughter Cathy Crane of Blue Ridge; stepsons Dale Bagby of Celeste, Larry Bagby of Nevada and Steve Bagby of Mesquite; brother Jarvis Howard of Paris; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
 

Harry Matthews
DALLAS " Harry Eugene Matthews, 72, of Dallas died Tuesday in Dallas. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Clark Street Christian Church in Greenville with Rev. Larry Price officiating. Burial will be in East Mount Cemetery in Greenville.
Born August 6, 1928 in Greenville, he was the son of Lawrence and Hassie Matthews. Mr. Matthews was a Baptist.
Surviving are his two sons, John and Willie Matthews, both of Dallas; two daughters, Beverly and Jacquline Matthews, both of Dallas; one brother, Bubber Matthews of Dallas; three sisters, Tessie Matthews, Annie Smallwood and Helen Johnson, all of Greenville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Marcus McMahan
Marcus L. McMahan, 83, of Caddo Mills, formerly of Quinlan, died Tuesday evening at Greencrest Manor. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Quinlan.
Son of James Howard McMahan and Linnie Clevenger, he was born Aug. 3, 1917 in Newport, Tenn. On Aug. 6, 1938 he married Margaret Louise Frazier in Hunt County. He worked as an assembler at Ford Motor Company. Mr. McMahan was a Baptist.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Howard and Vicki McMahan of Houston, son-in-law of Cash; daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Boyd Evans of Cash, Vera Jean and Jack Harwell and Gayle and Jerry Allison, all of Caddo Mills; sister-in-law Bonnie McMahan Payne; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 30, 1983; two daughters, Virginia Norris and Rachael McMahan; brothers Malcom, Michael, Marvin and McAdoo McMahan and a sister, Maud McMahan.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Milton Jr.
FARMERSVILLE " Robert James Milton Jr., 54, of Farmersville died Wednesday at North Central Medical in McKinney. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Gurley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Princeton.
Born Jan. 17, 1947 in Lufkin, he was the son of Robert J. Milton Sr. and Corine Gaston Milton. He married Gay McQueary Milton on June 2, 1972 in Farmersville. He was a technician for Coca Cola. Mr. Milton was a member of First United Methodist Church of Farmersville.
He is survived by his wife of Farmersville; two daughters, Nancy Lynn Gann of Whitesboro and Minday Gay Milton of Farmersville; sister Ann Curington of Farmersville and two grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ralph Perfater
ROCKWALL " Ralph Perfater, 72, died Tuesday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Rev. Roger Ratliff and Bill Fondren officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
He was born Oct. 19, 1928 in Roanoke, Va. to Sam and Sylvia Lefler Perfater. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Perfater lived in Union Valley for 20 years before moving to Caddo Mills. He was a member of Vansickle Baptist Church.
Mr. Perfater is survived by his wife, Alice Perfater of Caddo Mills; daughters Sherry Daniel of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Judy Castro and Deborah Massie, both of Royse City; a son, Barry Perfater of Iowa; brother Jack Perfater of Tyler; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A grandson preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Vansickle Baptist Church in Greenville.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby Stone
DALLAS " Ruby "Billie" Stone, formerly of Dallas, died in Greenville on Wednesday. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Restland Wildwood Chapel with burial in Restland Memorial Park.
Survivor include her husband, Leonard Stone; two daughters, Shirley Reames, Patsy Turner and Kathy Edwards; sisters Tot Springfield, Louise Hitt and Ruth Pope; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Younce
FARMERSVILLE " William Allen "Bill" Younce, 95, of Farmersville died Wednesday at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Rev. Bart Barber officiating.
Born in Frisco on March 26, 1906, he was the son of David Crockett Younce and Francis Krinbow Younce. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Younce was a carpenter and he was a Baptist.
He is survived by stepdaughters Peggy Harless of Garland and Maurine Dorothy Irving of Commerce and four grandchildren.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

April 25, 2001

Services planned

Harvey Lane Harris, 96, of Celeste, 2:30 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Morris Knight, 93, of Caddo Mills, 10 a.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel-Caddo Mills. Burial in Royse City Cemetery.

James Earl Melton, 50, of Commerce, burial at 2 p.m. today in Benjamin Cemetery in Benjamin.

Caitlin Marie Thompson, infant, graveside service 4 p.m. today at Money Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Betty Garrison
WOLFE CITY " Betty Sue Garrison, 68, of Zavalla died Sunday at her home following a lengthy illness. Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m. today at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Dwight Gardner.
Born Nov. 5, 1932 in Bokchita, Okla., she was the daughter of Fred Doyle Gear and Myrtle W. Cummings Gear. She was married Jan. 17, 1949 to James Darl Garrison in Florence, Ariz. Mrs. Garrison worked as a nurse's aid in a rest home. She was a Jehovah's Witness.
Surviving are a son, Harvey Garrison of Mesquite; two daughters, Carmen Helbert of Zavalla and Deborah Dykes of Commerce; her mother of Wolfe City; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1980.
R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clevis Hawkins
Clevis Joe Hawkins, 55, of Greenville died Saturday at Dallas Hospital. Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shiloh Church in Christ in Greenville with Rev. Bobby Crosby officiating. Burial will be at Piney Creek Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Born April 13, 1946 in Jefferson, Tex., he was the son of Jack and Ruthie Hawkins. He was married November 9, 1964 to Mattie Lue Edwards in Greenville. Mr. Hawkins was a member of Shiloh Church of God in Christ.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Christopher Joe Hawkins of San Bernadino, Calif. and Marvin Glenn Hawkins of Greenville; one daughter, Jewel Hawkins of Greenville; two brothers, Preston Hawkins of Greenville and Marvin Lewis Hawkins of Dallas; two sisters, Mary Mallard and Beverly Hawkins, both of Greenville and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home.
 

Harry Matthews
DALLAS " Harry Eugene Matthews, 72, of Dallas died Tuesday in Dallas. Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clark Street Christian Church in Greenville with Rev. Larry Price officiating. Burial will be at East Mount Cemetery in Greenville.
Born August 6, 1928 in Greenville, Tex., he was the son of Lawrence and Hassie Matthews. Mr. Hawkins was Baptist.
Surviving are his two sons, John and Willie Matthews, both of Dallas; two daughters, Beverly and Jacquline Matthews, both of Dallas; one brother, Bubber Matthews of Dallas; three sisters, Tessie Matthews, Annie Smallwood and Helen Johnson, all of Greenville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home.

J.D. McKeown
EMORY " J.D. McKeown, 91, of Mineola died Monday at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola.
Son of T.C. and Rosa Lee Davis McKeown, he was born in Hopkins County. He married Allene Finley on May 28, 1976 in Lubbock. Mr. McKeown served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an administrator in public schools for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. McKeown is survived by his wife of Mineola, daughter Sarah Schaffer of Lewisville and one grandson.
Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Family visitation will be at the funeral home following the service.

Cathy Monk
LEONARD " Funeral services for Mrs. Cathy Hawkins Monk, 51, of Edgewood, formerly of Leonard, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery.
Mrs. Monk died Monday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
She was born Aug. 17, 1949 to Homer Havens and Mary Evelyn Saye Havens. She was a homemaker and a member of the Leonard Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Troyce Monk of Edgewood; sons Bobby Mann of Grand Saline, David Mann of Dallas and Erick Hawkins of Edgewood; daughters Ashley Lent of Canton and Cheryl Monk of Grand Saline; her mother of Pottsboro; a brother, Bobby Havens of Pottsboro and three grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

April 24, 2001

Services planned

James Earl Melton of Commerce died Saturday in Sulphur Springs. Arrangements are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home.

Greg Hall, 30, of Emory, 10 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Emory City Cemetery.

Caitlin Marie Thompson, infant, graveside service 4 p.m. Wednesday at Money Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Harvey Harris
WOLFE CITY " Harvey Lane Harris, 96, of Celeste died Sunday at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett following a long illness. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Levescy of Carrollton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Born March 4, 1905 in Hunt County, he was the son of C.A. and Mary Lee Apple Harris. On Dec. 22, 1926 he married Beda Ann Mayner in Ladonia. Mr. Harris was a retired sexton of the Mt. Carmel Cemetery and was a member of Hickory Creek Baptist Church in Hickory Creek.
Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Hood of Avinger and Rosemary Swaney of Merit; one son, Billy Harris of Rowlett; a brother, Jimmy Harris of Augusta, Ga.; two sisters, Tranny Depoma of Dallas and Rose Hargrove of Leonard; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Morris Knight
CADDO MILLS " Morris Knight, 93, a longtime Caddo Mills resident, died Monday in Rockwall. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel-Caddo Mills with Rev. Paul Knight officiating. Burial will be in Royse City Cemetery.
Son of Henry and Rebecca Knight, he was born Feb. 16, 1908 in Pauls Valley, Okla. He married Geneva McCasland on June 18, 1935. Mr. Knight was a carpenter.
Mr. Knight is survived by a brother, Clyde Knight; sons James Harold Knight of Rockwall and Joe Knight of Carrollton; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1996; a son, Morris Milton Knight in 1967 and great-grandson Joel Garrett.
Pallbearers will be Wilbur Roe, Wayne Poe, Roy McCasland, Herschel McCasland, Ben Williams and Earl Ragan Jr.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Melton
COMMERCE " James Earl Melton, 50, of Commerce died Sunday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ronnie Ross officiating. Burial will be in Benjamin Cemetery in Benjamin at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
He was born Aug. 28, 1950 in Knox City to Homer T. Melton and Kathleen Sams Melton. He married Debra Parker on Feb. 14, 1990 in Altus, Okla. Mr. Melton graduated from Benjamin High School in 1968 and received his bachelor's degree in wildlife management from Texas Tech University in 1972. He was employed with Texas Parks and Wildlife. He had lived in Commerce for six years, moving from Abilene. Mr. Melton was a park complex manager at Cooper Lake for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
He was a member of the Sulphur Springs Leadership Class and was a past director of the Chamber of Commerce in Sulphur Springs. He was a member of the Posey Baptist Church in Birthwright and served on the church board.
Survivors include his wife of Commerce; two daughters, Kobi Melton of College Station and Jessica Rab of Commerce; two sons, Jason Melton of Houston and David Abbott of Commerce and sister Mary Jane Young of Benjamin.
His parents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be James Harden, Wyman Meinzer, James Morton, Kenneth Parker, Andy Wright and Jackie Young Jr.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association; the Campus Crusades for Christ, 100 Lake Hart Drive, Orlando, Fla. or the Knox County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 104, Benjamin, Tx. 79505.
Pemberton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin Pearce
Melvin Earl Pearce, 69, of Greenville died Sunday morning at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Park Street Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Weems and Dr. Marvin Mosley officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas at 2 p.m.
Son of William Earl Pearce and Lorene Johnson, he was born Nov. 23, 1931 in Goldthwaite. He married Ruth Bird on May 26, 1951 in Dallas. Mr. Pearce served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Postal Service and was a hospital chaplain. He was a member of Park Street Baptist Church.
Mr. Pearce is survived by his wife of Greenville; his mother of Greenville; a son, William Earl Pearce of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law Peggy and D.D. Hobbs of Midlothian; sisters and brothers-in-law Dorothy and Wayne Evans of Ovilla, Nova and Earl Harvey of Waxahachie and Mary Helen and Earl Nichols of Cedar Hills; grandchildren Zachary Hobbs of Grand Prairie, Holly Hobbs of Midlothian, Whitney Hobbs of Midlothian and Jayme Pearce Perez of Canton and one great-grandchild.
His father preceded him in death in 1980.
Pallbearers will be Rev. Joel Arnold, Rev. Bill Hunt, Rev. Tom Barnes and Wayne Maples. Honorary pallbearers will be pastoral care volunteers of the Attaining Clergy Association.
Memorials may be made to Park Street Baptist Church or a charity of choice.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 23, 2001

Services planned

Bobby Don Jones, 47, of Fort Worth, 1:30 p.m. today at Richland Hills Church of Christ. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, in Fort Worth, in charge.

Rev. Ralph H. Reasor 85, 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of San Antonio. Burial at 2 p.m. in Mission Park North Cemetery. J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis in charge of arrangements.

Louella McGinnis, 90, 2 p.m. today at Humboldt Cemetery with Rev. Marvin McDaniel officiating. Arrangements by Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

J.C. Thomas, 62, 11 a.m. today at Lakeside Memorial Park with Rev. Ranse Moore officiating. Arrangements by Quinlan Lybrand Funeral Home.

James Earl Melton of Commerce died Saturday in Sulphur Springs. Arrangements are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home.

Greg Hall
EMORY " Greg Hall, 30, of Emory died Friday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Ishmael officiating. Burial will be at Emory City Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 6, 1070, in McKinney to Arthur Don and Shriley Northcutt Hall. He married Dana Good in 1990. He worked in the construction business and was self employed. He was a member of the Freedom Church of God.
He is survived by his wife; mother; son, Gregory Don Hall II of Denton; daughter, Fayton Dayne Good of Denton; brothers, David Hall of Dallas and Dennis Hall of Kansas City, Mo.; sisters, Sharon Simmons of Alba, Gwen Turner of Hurst and Donna Richie of Rockwall; and grandmother, Glossie Northcutt of Emory.
He was preceded in death by his father; grandfathers, Farris Northcutt and Virgil Hall; and grandmother, Barbara Hayman.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Casey Northcutt, Cody Jackson, Shane Crowe, Ross Bell, Heath Parmer and Jeff Simmons will serve as pallbearers.

Melvin Pearce
DALLAS " Melvin Earl Pearce, 69, of Greenville died Sunday at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Park Street Baptist Church. Burial will be at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Arrangements are by Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Caitlin Thompson
GREENVILLE " Caitlin Marie Thompson, an infant, died Sunday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Money Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Blue officiating.
She was born on April 1, 2001, in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her mother, Sherri Thompson of Greenville; aunt, Alicia Powers of Greenville; uncle, Jesse Stewart of Greenville; and cousins, Alicia Powers, Keith Powers and J.B. Powers, all of Greenville.

Louella McGinnis, 90, of Garland died Saturday at Reunion Plaza in Tyler. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Humboldt Cemetery with Rev. Marvin McDaniel officiating.

April 22, 2001

Services planned

Bobby Don Jones, 47, of Fort Worth, 1:30 p.m. Monday at Richland Hills Church of Christ. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, in Fort Worth, in charge.

Rev. Ralph H. Reasor 85, 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of San Antonio. Burial at 2 p.m. in Mission Park North Cemetery. J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis in charge of arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Wyatt of Greenville, graveside service 3 p.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park. Peters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Casebolt
Arthur Wayne Casebolt, 73, of Quinlan died Friday in Greenville.
Graveside services at Dry Creek Cemetery were at 4 p.m. Saturday.
He was born in Commerce, Okla., to William Lee and Florence Mae Frankum Casebolt.
He is survived by Clara Darat of Tyler and numerous nieces and nephews.
 

Louella McGinnis
Louella McGinnis, 90, of Garland died Saturday at Reunion Plaza in Tyler. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Humboldt Cemetery with Rev. Marvin McDaniel officiating.
She was born in Greenville to Edward and Dillie Attaway Steen. She married Rollin J. "Pat" McGinnis on Dec. 2, 1967, in Garland. She worked as an LTV electronic assembler. She was Methodist.
She is survived by her son, Johnny Sharp of Rockwall; daughter, Melba Naylor of Tyler; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, brother and three sisters.
Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Her grandsons are pallbearers.

Jack Murray
COMMERCE " Jack Wallace Murray, 87, of Greenville died Thursday at Wesley House. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Born Jan. 17, 1914 in San Antonio, he was the son of James Murray and Agnes Ford Wallace. He married Katherine Pickett on Sep. 3, 1937 in Plain Dealing, La.
Mr. Murray graduated from Plain Dealing, La. High School. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy as a chief radio technician.
Mr. Murray was employed by Electronics Industry before going into the service and later worked for Texas Eastern Transmission in Shreveport, La. until his retirement in 1979. He then moved to Greenville to be near relatives. He was a member of the Dunlap Presbyterian Church of Shreveport, La.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack W. and Doris Murray II of Allen; son George Stephen Murray of Greenville; grandson Jack W. Murray III of Dallas; granddaughter Katherine Murray Johnston of Lufkin; two great-grandchildren and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James William Murray, and one half sister, Mae Murray Mettinheimer.
Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

David Powers
DALLAS " David Lynn Powers, 31, of Greenville died Thursday in Mesquite. Services are at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Restland Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park.
He is survived by his parents, Johnny and Gloria Powers; sister, Adrienne Wright; brother-in-law, Eric Wright; brother, Johnny Powers III; sister-in-law, Carrie Singleton; grandmother, Juanita Powers; uncles, aunts, two nieces, two nephews, cousins, and three Godchildren.
Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Restland Funeral Home.

Verna Mae Sullivan
Verna Mae Sullivan, 91, of Quitman died Saturday at Village Manor Nursing Home in Quitman. Graveside services are at 1 p.m. today at Emory City Cemetery with Rev. Mike Davis officiating.
She was born in McKinney on March 11, 1910, to WIlliam D. and Kara Cornelious Davis. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son, Robert Glenn Sullivan of Dallas.
Her husband, Glenn Sullivan, preceded her in death.
Her nephews are pallbearers.

J.C. Thomas
QUINLAN " J.C. Thomas, 62, of Quinlan, died Friday in Dallas. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Lakeside Memorial Park with Rev. Ranse Moore officiating.
He was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Stamford to J.C. and Pearl Thomas. He worked at Raytheon Systems in Greenville as an electronics manufacturer.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Thomas of Quinlan; his father; son, Mark Aaron Thomas; stepsons, Christopher Angel and Jerry Dale Angel, both of Greenville, and Jerry Wayne Angel of Alexandria, Va.; daughters, Connie Friffin of Rockwall and Gwen Peterson of Greenville; stepdaughters, Kelly Ann Angel of Greenville and CIndy Butler of Little Rock; brother, Aldie Thomas of Walnut Hills, Calif.; sister, Carletta Middlemiss of San Demas, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother; stepfather, Earl Carlos Hughes; and stepson, David Ray Adams III.
Quinlan Lybrand Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

Nancy WIlliams
DALLAS " Nancy Boyce WIlliams, 87, of Dallas died Friday. Services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Restland Memorial Chapel. Burial is at Restland Memorial Park.
She was born Nov. 7, 1913, in Caddo Mills.
She is survived by her daughters, Martha Mize, Linda Bennan and Vicki Riley; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, W.H. "Bill" WIlliams, and daughter, Wilma Jarred.
Visitation is from 6:30 p.m to 8 p.m. Monday at Restland Funeral Home.

April 21, 2001

Services planned

Sallie Mae Ashford, 74, of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at Johnson Street Church of Christ. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Fred E. Buehring, 85, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial at 4:30 p.m. in Restland Cemetery in Dallas. Peters Funeral Home in charge.
William R. Crump, 53, of Commerce, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge.

Katherine Graves, 88, of Caddo Mills, 1 p.m. today at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Caddo Mills. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville. Peters Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Otto Carl Storck Jr., 83, of Farmersville, memorial service 2 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel.
J.C. Thomas of Quinlan died Friday. Servicesat 11 a.m. Monday at Lakeside Memorial Park in Quinlan. Quinlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Casebolt
QUINLAN " Wayne Casebolt, 73, of Quinlan died Friday at Greenville Health and Rehab in Greenville. Graveside services are at 4 p.m. today at Dry Creek Cemetery.
He was born May 20, 1927.
Mr. Casebolt is survived by a sister, Clara Darst of Tyler and nieces and nephews.
Quinlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Etta Hill
EMORY " Etta Mae Hill, 87, of Irving, died Wednesday at Twelve Oaks Assisted Living in Irving. A graveside service is set at 2 p.m. today at Emory City Cemetery with Rev. Billy Smith officiating.
She was born April 21, 1913 in Weaches. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Bill Hill of Irving; a sister, Fannie Irene Brown of Keller; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lovell Hill on May 6 1973; a son, Tom Hill in 1981; two brothers and one sister.
Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Jones
FORT WORTH " Bobby Don Jones, 47, died at a local hospital Thursday. Funeral services are at Richland Hills Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Burial is in Greenwood Memorial Park.
He was born Dec. 20, 1953 in Fort Hood, Killeen. He lived in Watauga for more than 25 years. He attended Hurst Nazarene Church and later the Richland Hills Church of Christ.
Mr. Jones graduated from L.D. Bell High School in 1972 and attended the University of Texas at Arlington. He was active in sports and youth programs and was serving as umpire chief for Richland Youth Association and as an umpire for AAA Officials Association.
He was a sales superintendent for Blue Thunder Roofing Company.
Surviving are his wife Renay; a son, Jason; daughter Andrea; father and stepmother Bobby Frank and Helen Jones of Greenville; mother and stepfather, Martha O'Hara and James Darnell of Keller and stepbrothers Weldon and Michael Darnell.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, in Fort Worth.

Rev. Ralph Reasor
ENNIS " Rev. Ralph H. Reasor, 85, died Thursday at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of San Antonio with Rev. Richard Grant officiating. Burial is at 2 p.m. in Mission Park North Cemetery.
Born Sep. 17, 1916 in Collinsville, Okla., he was the son of Earl and Blanche Hildreth Reasor. He grew up in Tulsa, Okla. and was a 1934 graduate of Central High School.
Rev.. Reasor attended Baylor University and received his bachelor's degree in 1941. He entered Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth in 1941 and graduated in 1944 with a master's degree in theology.
On Dec. 27, 1943 he married Ethelyn Leola Barrow of Hearne. Rev. Reasor retired Sep. 1, 1980.
Rev. Reasor was pastor of churches in Falls County, Hopkins County, Leon County, Dallas, Smackover, Ark., Plainview, Ennis and Kerrville. He served as District Mission Secretary, District Thirteen of the Baptist General Convention of Texas located in Greenville from 1959 to 1964.
He was director of Development for Mexican Baptist Bible Institute in San Antonio and Wayland Baptist University in Plainview. He was also moderator for several Baptist associations; member of Christian Life Commission of the Baptist Convention of Texas and Valley Baptist Academy in Texas.
He was associated with Bottoms Baptist Orphanage in Arkansas and Mexican Baptist Children's Home in Texas. He was a member of numerous Baptist organizations.
Rev. Reasor is survived by a daughter, Nancy Lynn Tucker of Arlington; a son, Richard Harold Reasor of Austin; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His wife preceded him in death in July 2000.
Visitation is from 3 to 9 pm. today at J.E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis.

Mary Wyatt
Mary Elizabeth Wyatt of Greenville died Tuesday. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Joe Knight officiating.
She was born Aug. 20, 1937 in New York, N.Y. She had lived in Greenville for 14 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan Kimberly Zachary of Greenville; two sons, William Wyatt of Caddo Mills and Robert Wyatt of Quinlan; two half-sisters, Anne Steidel of Gladwyne, Penn. and Doris Montgomery of Boynton, Fla. and seven grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.


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