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April 20, 2001

Services planned

Frances Abernathy, 72, of Lubbock, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Leonard Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Fred E. Buehring, 85, of Greenville, 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial in Restland Cemetery, Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Peters Funeral Home in charge.

Frances Warren Grace, 98, of Wolfe City, 2 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Charles Robert Greer, 71, of Greenville, 10:30 a.m. today at Vansickle Baptist Church. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service Inc. in charge.

W.H. LeRosen, 94, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Otto Carl Storck Jr., 83, of Farmersville, memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel.

Stephanie Reneé Taylor, 15, of Wills Point, 2 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel. Burial in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Doris E. Thomas, 83, of Fort Worth, 3 p.m. today at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Chapel, Wolfe City with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Lucas Funeral Home of Fort Worth in charge.

Mary Wyatt, 63, of Greenville, died Tuesday at her residence. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home.

Sallie Ashford
Sallie Mae Ashford, 74, of Greenville died April 13 at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Street Church of Christ with Sylvester McKennis officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.
She was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Palestine to Beulah Wilson and York Smith Sr. On May 18, 1946 she was married to Henry T. Ashford Jr. She attended school in Anderson County. Mrs. Ashford was a member of Eastside Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, James and Jerry Ashford Sr.; four sisters, Gladys Ashford and Annie Butler of Greenville, Pazella Maxey of Dallas and Ollie Anthony of Tyler; a brother, Sammy Smith of Houston and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, three sisters and six brothers.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Thomas, Vincent Derrick, Lorenzo Ashford Jr., Robert Johnson, Edward Taylor and Alton Ashford. Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Ashford, Bobby Wilmore, Charles Taylor, Chase Ashford, Wilbert Ashford and Jason Gipson.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Crump
WOLFE CITY " William R. Crump, 53, of Commerce died suddenly Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City with Rev. Mark Richie officiating.
Born in Fort Mill, S.C. on Feb. 13, 1948, he was the son of William Randolph and Margaret Christine Hinson Crump. He married Lena Gail Lauderdale on Dec. 8, 1989 in Commerce. He was a veteran. He was a retired carpenter and fork lift driver.
Mr. Crump is survived by his wife of Commerce; three stepsons, Michael Ridings, Larry Ridings and Royce McClendon Jr., all of Commerce; two brothers, Larry Crump of Rockhill, S.C. and Kenneth Crump of Palmer, Alaska; his mother of Rockhill, S.C. and five grandchildren.
His father preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home.

Katherine Graves
Katherine Graves, 88, of Caddo Mills died April 14 at her residence. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Caddo Mills with Rev. Fordie Willis officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmersville.
Daughter of Walter Allen and Cora Rogers Allen, she was born June 9, 1912 in Mansfield, La. On Aug. 25, 1931 she was married to Sam Graves in Mansfield. She had lived in the Greenville area for more than 52 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Caddo Mills.
Surviving are her husband of Caddo Mills; sons Marvin Graves of Gassaway, W.Va., Curley B. Graves of Caddo Mills and Bobby June Graves, Thomas Clyde Graves and Larry Wayne Graves, all of Dallas; daughters Cora Lee Sirls of Caddo Mills, Marie Williams of Garland, Fredie Adkins of Conroe, Ruby S. Johnson of Denton and Francene Kemp of Dallas; a brother, Jimmie Lee Allen of Dallas; two sisters, Mary Lee Bryant of Dallas and Willie Mae Crockett of Lubbock; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Graves, Roy Stephens, Terry Poole, Joe Duffey, Craig Duffey and Paul Sirls.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 19, 2001

Services planned

Sallie Mae Ashford, 74, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Arrangements are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Mary Wyatt, 63, of Greenville died Tuesday at her residence. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.
Katherine Graves, 88, of Caddo Mills died April 14 at her residence. Services 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Caddo Mills. Peters Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Paul Harrell Sr., 64, of Celeste, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Celeste Cemetery. Procession leaves Celeste Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Wilbert Page, 74, of West Tawakoni, 1 p.m. today at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie. Graveside service at 4 p.m. in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City.

Frances Abernathy
LEONARD " Funeral services for Frances Abernathy, 72, of Lubbock, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Leonard Cemetery in Leonard with Rev. Sam Campbell officiating.
Mrs. Abernathy is survived by one sister, Kathryn A. Chitwood of Canyon and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Buehring
Fred E. Buehring, 85, of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville as a result of longtime heart problems. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church with Dr. C. William McNatt officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Dallas at 4:30 p.m.
Son of Aubert F. and Bertie West Buehring, he was born Aug. 14, 1915 in McGregor. He attended school in McGregor and graduated in 1933. Mr. Buehring moved to Dallas in 1935 to work for Central Freight Lines. He attended Draughons Business College and Southern Methodist University. On Easter Sunday, April 17, 1938 he married Cathryne Wallace.
Mr. Buehring went to work for North American Aviation Company in Grand Prairie in May 1942. After World War II ended he went to work for the just organized Texas Engineering Manufacturing Company (TEMCO) in the same aircraft plant in Grand Prairie. He was transferred to the Aircraft Overhaul and Modification Operation at Majors Field in Greenville in August 1954. Through several mergers and purchases the company became LTV Electro Systems and he was president and CEO. The company then became E-Systems in 1971 and Mr. Buehring retired as president of that organization in 1974. He continued as a member of the E-Systems Board of Directors until the Raytheon merger in May, 1995.
Mr. Buehring was a longtime member of the Chamber of Commerce. He was chairman of the Citizens Charter Revision Committee and Citizens for Better Schools Committee. He was a member of the founding group of the Greenville YMCA and was a charter member of their board of directors. He served on the Hunt County Fair Board and was a 25-year director of the former First Greenville National Bank. Mr. Buehring was an elder of Grace Presbyterian Church. He received Greenville's Most Worthy Citizen Award in 1981.
Survivors include a son, Cary of Dallas and grandsons, Robert Buehring Haley, William Buehring and Michael Buehring of Dallas; daughter-in-law Barbara Buehring; granddaughter Amy Buehring Gamm and husband Steve Gamm and great-granddaughters Amanda and Ashley Gamm, all of Tampa, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife in December 1997; son Wally Buehring; a brother Ted Buehring and a twin brother who died at birth.
Pallbearers will be Robert Buehring Haley, William Buehring, Michael Buehring, Dr. Charles Wallace, H. Ted Buehring and Greg A. Buehring. Honorary pallbearers will be Lowell Lawson, Oliver Kirby, Ed Thatcher, Dee Hilton, Knox Duncan, John T. Mitchell, Napoleon Wright and the 1995 E-Systems board of directors Mrs. Neff, Mr. Bitoni, Mr. Gabriel, Mr. Hayden, Mr. Hoffman, Mr. Kling, Mr. Tacke and Mr. Crowley, secretary.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Peters Funeral Home.

Frances Grace
WOLFE CITY " Frances Warren Grace, 98, of Wolfe City died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce following a long illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Born Dec. 1, 1902 in Wolfe City, she was the daughter of Mose A. and Elizabeth Wilson Warren. Mrs. Grace was a housewife. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Dallas.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Grace Jordan of Dallas; son Wallace Grace of Pottsboro; son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Evelyn Grace of Pottsboro; daughter-in-law Andre Grace Garcia; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1963.
Pallbearers will be Greg Tuck, Cliff Sawyer, Colby Crockett and Neil Youngblood.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles Greer
Charles Robert Greer, 71, of Greenville died Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Vansickle Baptist Church with Tommy Weems officiating.
Son of Claude and Lillie Wright Greer, he was born May 29, 1929 in Greenville. Mr. Greer retired from the utility division of the City of Greenville. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Greer is survived by his wife, Jeneva Booker Greer; a daughter, Leah Greer Warren; brother Claude Greer Jr. and one granddaughter, Emily Warren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Virgie Glasscock, Sadie Vansickle and Dorothy Greer.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Lynch Alternative Funeral Service Inc.

W.H. LeRosen
W.H. LeRosen, 94, of Greenville died Tuesday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kirk Jones, Rev. Royce Litchfield and Rev. Louise Banner Welch officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born in Lafayette, La. on April 23, 1906, he was the son of Wesley A. LeRosen and Susie M. Hopkins. He married Mable McMahan on Sep. 14, 1927 in Greenville. He owned and operated LeRosen Wholesale Candy Company. Mr. LeRosen was a member of First Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son, William "Bill" LeRosen of Greenville; a daughter, Jane Schneider of Houston; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1995; a brother, Henry LeRosen and two sisters, Sue LeRosen and Aileen Stephens.
Pallbearers will be Steve Reeves, Tommy McMann, Randy Tarpley, Dixon LeRosen, Dale Barker and Jimmy Conner.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Otto Storck Jr.
FARMERSVILLE " Otto Carl Storck Jr., 83, of Farmersville died Tuesday. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with John Connor, chaplain, officiating.
Born in New York City, N.Y. on Sep. 5, 1917, he was the son of Otto Carl Storck, Sr. and Emma Huffmeyer Storck. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Storck was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by sons Carl Storck of Farmersville, Edward A. Storck of Farmersville and Douglas R. Storck of New Jersey; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to V.N.A. of Texas, 2414 University Drive, McKinney, Tx.

Stephanie Taylor
ROCKWALL " Stephanie Reneé Taylor, 15, of Wills Point died Monday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Rev. Morris Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Daughter of Gary Wayne and Monica Lynn Taylor, she was born March 29, 1986. She was a freshman at Ford High School in Quinlan.
Surviving are her parents of Wills Point; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Taylor of Quinlan, Wanda Stuart of Dallas and Paul Gibson of Mineola and a brother, Steven Wayne Taylor of Wills Point.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Doris Thomas
FORT WORTH " Doris E. Thomas, 83, died Wednesday at a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Chapel in Wolfe City. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
She was a teacher for more than 40 years, retiring from the Fort Worth Independent School District with 27 years of service. She taught special education and homebound school. Mrs. Thomas was a 45-year member of Handley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Barrett W. Thomas Jr. of Fort Worth; a daughter, Debra Kinser of Southlake; brother Wayne McWhirter of Wolfe City; sister Frances Malish of Cleburne and two grandchildren.
Her husband, Barrett W. Thomas, preceded her in death.
Visitation is from noon until 8 p.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home.

April 18, 2001

Services planned

Sallie Mae Ashford, 74, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Arrangements are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

W.H. LeRosen, 94, of Greenville, formerly of Lafayette, La., died Tuesday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Mary Wyatt, 63, of Greenville died Tuesday at her residence. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.
Bettie McClendon-Abney, 90, of The Woodlands, 2 p.m. today at Dunbar Church. Burial in Dunbar Cemetery. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory in charge.

Fred Buehring, 85, of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery, Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Peters Funeral Home is in charge.

Jewell Mae Courtney, 97, of Leonard, 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard. Burial in Leonard Cemetery.

Faye Rea Creamer, 93, of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris. West Oaks Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs in charge.

Katherine Graves, 88, of Caddo Mills died April 14 at her residence. Services 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Caddo Mills. Peters Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Charles Hughie Minchey, 96, of Leonard, 2 p.m. today at Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ. Burial in Leonard Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Paul Harrell Sr.
LEONARD " Graveside services for Paul Thomas Sr., 64, of Celeste, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Celeste Cemetery with A.C. Quinn and Charles Wrenn officiating. He died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Harrell of Celeste; a daughter, Charlotte Kinser of Bells; son Paul Thomas Harrell Jr. of Haleyville, Ala.; three sisters, Betty Nix of Celeste, Dorothy Miller of Plano and Shirley Lipsey of Garland and six grandchildren.
Visitation is from 8 to 9:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home in Leonard. A procession to the graveside services will leave Celeste Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wilbert Page
GRAND PRAIRIE " Wilbert Page, 74, of West Tawakoni area, Quinlan, died Monday following surgery complications in Dallas County. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City.
He was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Wolfe City. Mr. Page served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a V.F.W. Post Commander in the West Tawakoni area.
Survivors include daughters Judy Pardun of Mesquite and Janet Drummond of Athens; a son, Larry Page of Southlake; five grandsons; brothers Ula Ray Page of Paris, Vaughn Page of Wolfe City and Floyd Landon Page of Bailey and twin sisters Ima Dean Davenport of Clifton and Betty Jean Long of Grand Prairie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Dessie Page; twin brother, Gilbert; sisters Rose Anne, Della Mae and Nellie and brothers Norris, Lon and Cecil.

April 17, 2001

Services planned

Sallie Mae Ashford, 74, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Arrangements are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Katherine Graves, 88, of Caddo Mills died April 14 at her residence. Services 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Caddo Mills. Peters Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Richard Wayne Minchey, 89, of Leonard, 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Leonard Cemetery

Samuel Thurston Montgomery Jr., 87, of Whitewright, 2:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church and burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Whitewright. Earnheart Funeral Home of Whitewright in charge.

Jimmy Gene West, 60, of Dallas, 10 a.m. today at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel, 7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, with burial at Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce. Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.

Bettie McClendon-Abney
EMORY " Bettie McClendon-Abney, 90, of The Woodlands, died Saturday in Houston North-West Hospital. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Dunbar Church with Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Dunbar Cemetery.
Born Sep. 11, 1910 in Angelina County, she was the daughter of William Harvey and Lillie Leota Hurst McClendon. She married Bruce Abney at Dunbar on Sep. 11, 1926.
Survivors include two sisters, Myrtle Milliorn and Bonnie Crouch, both of Dallas; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1992 and a son, Joe B. Abney Sr. in 1997.
Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of arrangements.

Emily Butts
ARLINGTON " Emily Faye Butts, 95, of Arlington, died Sunday. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today in the Masonic Home in Arlington. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Whitesboro.
Mrs. Butts was active in Band Booster Club, PTA (local and state), was a member and past president of Sorosis Woman's Club, WMU, and was a Sunday school Bible teacher in Olney, Port Aransas and Arlington. She was also a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, past Matron Olney Chapter, past matron of the Aransas Pass Chapter and a member of the Arlington Chapter 249.
Mrs. Butts is survived by daughters Mary Hawley of Greenville, Dorothy Roberts of Aransas Pass and Glenda Perkins of Weatherford; a son, Chester Butts of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers, O.W. Harbison of Lexington and Alton Harbison of Lake Whitney; five granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Butts in 1984 and a son by marriage, Jimmy A. Vaughn in 1983.
Arlington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jewell Courtney
LEONARD " Funeral services for Jewell Mae Courtney, 97, of Leonard, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Lyon and Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery.
Surviving are three nephews and several great-nephews and nieces.
Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Faye Creamer
SULPHUR SPRINGS " Faye Rea Creamer, 93, of Greenville died Sunday at Sulphur Springs Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.
She was born Jan. 14, 1908 to Goodlet and Lola Derrick. She retired from J.C. Penney Company with 22 years of service. She was a member of North Baptist Church and Eastern Star, both of Greenville.
Survivors include a son, Charles Rea of Sulphur Springs; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
West Oaks Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Lauren Cude
CADDO MILLS " Lauren "L.R." Cude, 77, of Caddo Mills died Sunday in Rowlett. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with Brad Strand, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Son of Allen Cude and Elsie Carter Cude, he was born Dec. 19, 1923 in Pearsall. He married Iva Nell Sanders on Feb. 28. 1975. Mr. Cude served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was an engineer with the Texas Highway Department.
Mr. Cude is survived by his wife of Caddo Mills; two daughters, Sharon Tobin and Rebecca Buchanan, both of Caddo Mills; a sister, Peggy Ellen Weiss of Houston and grandchildren, Heather Buchanan, Holly Simmons, Hillary Rosa and Matthew and Mark Cude.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Steve and Richard Cude and a daughter, Sarah Rosa.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Ferrell, David Weiss, David Buchanan, John Tobin, Steve Fuller and Joe Simmons.

Clyde Ferguson
SULPHUR SPRINGS " Funeral services for Clyde C. Ferguson, 100, of Miller Grove are at 2 p.m. today at the Miller Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Benny Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Miller Grove Cemetery. He died Saturday at his residence.
Son of William Meek and Lou Bone Ferguson, he was born Jan. 14, 1901 in Miller Grove. On July 13, 1929 he married Lera Maude Darrow in Hugo, Okla. Mr. Ferguson was a farmer and cattle rancher and had served as a trustee on the Miller Grove School Board. He was of the Presbyterian faith.
Mr. Ferguson is survived by two sons, Robert O. Ferguson of Arlington and Johnny Ferguson of Miller Grove; four daughters, Vallie McElvy of Cumby, Mary Lou Akins of Miller Grove, Ruby Dean Long of Fort Worth and Bonnie Callan of Mesquite; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mallie and Bonnie Ferguson and Annie Garrett.
Memorials may be made to the Miller Grove Fire Department.
Tapps Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Minchey
LEONARD " Funeral services for Charles Hughie Minchey, 96-year-old Leonard resident, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ. Rev. Larry Talent, Mike Swain, Virgil Cornwell and Wayne Hutchins will officiate. Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Esther Minchey of Leonard; his sons, Charles Minchey of Gordonville, James Minchey of Van Alstyne and Royce Ray Minchey of Leonard; daughters Francis Estes of Abilene, Lois Sims of Whitewright and Sue Richerson of Allen; 27 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home.
Edward C. Trinneer
Edward C. Trinneer, 60, of Greenville died Thursday at his residence. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Sheffield officiating.
Born Oct. 26, 1940 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Edward C. Trinneer and Marie Petrie Trinneer. He married Diane Hoover in Booton, N.J. in 1981. Mr. Trinneer served in the U.S. Marines during the Cuban crisis. He was a member of the American Legion and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Wesley Enterprises.
Mr. Trinneer is survived by his wife of Greenville; a son, Timothy Trinneer of Greenville; his mother of Hackestown, N.J.; stepdaughter Diana Lee of Blue Ridge; brothers Robert Lewis Trinneer of Phillipsburg, N.J. and Ronald Thomas Trinneer of Hackestown, N.J. and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Edward C. Trinneer III and a daughter, Kathleen M. Trinneer.

April 16, 2001

Services planned

Sallie Mae Ashford, 74, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Arrangements are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Kathrine Graves of Caddo Mills died Saturday in Caddo Mills. Arrangements are pending with Peters Funeral Home.
Richard Wayne Minchey, 89, of Leonard, 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Leonard Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jimmy Gene West, 60, of Dallas, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel, 7405 West Northwest Highway, in Dallas, with burial at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home in Commerce.

John Franklin Williams Jr., 72, of Commerce, 10 a.m. today at Bellaire United Methodist Church in Bellaire with graveside services at Willis Cemetery in Willis.

Lauren (L.R.) Cude, 77, of Caddo Mills died Sunday in Rowlett. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rentfrow Funeral Chapel in Caddo Mills. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m.

Samuel Montgomery, Jr
WHITEWRIGHT " Samuel Thurston Montgomery, Jr, 87, of Whitewright died Saturday in a Savoy nursing home. Services are at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Whitewright with Rev. Van Lazaroff officiating. Burial is in Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright.
Mr. Montgomery was born on December 9, 1913, in Whitewright. He married Claudine Lancaster on July 5, 1941, in Greenville.
He was a retired teacher, coach, principal and superintendent and a member of First Baptist Church, Whitewright. He also served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
Surviving are his wife; sons Samuel Thurston Montgomery III of Dallas and Bill Montgomery of Whitewright; a daughter, Sandra Hennig of Houston; a sister, Macie Atkinson of Lyons, New York; eight grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7-8 p.m. today at Earnheart Funeral Home in Whitewright.

April 15, 2001

Services planned

Sallie Mae Ashford, 74, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Arrangements are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Kathryn Graves of Caddo Mills died Saturday in Caddo Mills. Arrangements are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Wayne Livingston
MABANK " Wayne C. Livingston, 75, of Greenville, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, died Friday at his home.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating. Arrangements by Peters Funeral HOme.
He was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Henderson County to Roscoe and Ida Leah Yates Livingston. He owned a restaurant business for many years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his brothers, James Livingston of Greenville and Paul Livingston of Cleburne and sisters, Yvonne Jensen of Athens, Texas, and Alta Rocha of Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louise Livingston; brothers, Johnny Livingston and Woodrow Livingston; and sisters, Ruby Mixon and Molly Roberson.
 

Richard Minchey
LEONARD " Richard Wayne Minchey, 89, of Leonard died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Miller officiating. Burial will be at Leonard Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Louise M. Minchey of Leonard; son, Morris Minchey of Plano; brother, C.H. Minchey of Leonard; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
 

Bob Moore
COMMERCE " Bob R. Moore, 70, of Commerce, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died Thursday in Pittsburg.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Ross and Charles Strickland officiating. Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
He was born May 6, 1930, in Muleshoe, to Benjamin Harvey Moore and Willie Cope Moore. He graduated from Commerce High School and received a bachelor of science degree then a master's degree in education from East Texas State University, now known as Texas A&M " Commerce. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Essary of Euless; three grandchildren, Heather Moore of Mesquite and Stephen Essary and Andrew Essary, both of Quitman; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Colin Humphries; sisters Jean Housewright of Quitman, Jimmie Nabers Johnson of Quitman and Patricia Ann Brewer of Pittsburg and special friend Freida Teel of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Terry Ray Moore, on Nov. 4, 1990.
Bennie Housewright, Dwight Housewright, Johnny Nabers, Justin Nabers and Gene Bagby will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

Jimmy West
DALLAS " Jimmy Gene West, 60, of Dallas, formerly of Commerce, died Thursday.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel, 7405 West Northwest Highway, in Dallas, with the Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial will be at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.
He was born Sept. 13, 1940, in Commerce, to Harry and Mary Ellen George West. He married Barbara Miller on July 14, 1961, in Dallas. While in high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society for four years. He also served as senior class president and valedictorian of Crozier Tech High School in Dallas for the class of 1959. West earned his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1963 and a master's degree of library science from East Texas State University in 1965. He was head of East Texas State University's audio-visual department while getting his master's degree. He owned and operated four Super Sub Sandwich shops in the Dallas-Garland area, handled Direct Mail Advertising and, later, day trading on the stock market.
He was a member of the Lakewood Methodist Church in Dallas.
He is survived by his wife of Dallas; brothers, Harry M. West of Mesquite, and Donald R. West of Royse City; and sister, Mary Ann Pryor of Mesquite.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John Moran and Rickey West.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Pemberton Funeral Home in Commerce.
 

John Williams Jr.
BELLAIRE " John Franklin Williams Jr., 72, of Commerce, a U.S. Navy veteran, died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas following a battle with cancer.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bellaire United Methodist Church in Bellaire with the Revs. Jack Allbright and Peter Cammarano officiating. Graveside services will be at Willis Cemetery in Willis.
He was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Willis to Ola and John Franklin Williams Sr. He graduated from Willis High School in 1945. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served two years. Following his discharge, he worked in the parts department of Homco International, Inc., a Houston-based oil field services and supply firm. He worked his way up in the company, serving as vice president of administration, then s vice president of operations, then as president and chief operating officer. W.R. Grace acquired the company in 1975 and Williams was named corporate vice president of Grace's Natural Resources Group. Williams retired in 1980 and was named Chairman Emeritus of Homco. He served as treasurer of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association from 1983 to 1989.
He was lay leader of Bellaire United Methodist Church until moving to Kerrville and served on the church's building committee. He was a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church in Greenville.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruby Williams; daughter and son-in-law Tina and Robert Rabb of Commerce; grandsons, Joshua Godwin and Eli Rabb of Commerce; stepgrandsons, Alec Rabb and John Rabb; sister, Bobby Jean Baque of Opelousas, La.; uncles, Henry Redmon and M.L. Duke; sister-in-law, Ruth Pool; brother-in-law, A.W. Pool; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, John Thomas Williams; stepson, Lester Lalley; sisters, Nona Murphy and Dortha Haltom; and stepfather, W.A. "Smoky" Smith.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Earthman's Bellaire Chapel, 6700 Ferris.

April 14, 2001

Services planned

Jim West of Dallas, formerly of Commerce, died Thursday at Medical City in Dallas. Services are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home, Commerce.

Era Vern Anders, 78, of Mesquite, 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Grove Christian Church. Burial at 3 p.m. in Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce. Family Funeral Care of Mesquite in charge.

Frances Seward Harrell, 76, of Dallas, 10:30 a.m. today at Mount Carmel Cemetery Chapel, Wolfe City. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home, 9 a.m. until service time.

Johnny Frank Hulsey of Dallas, 11 a.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel, Caddo Mills. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Edward C. Trinneer, 60, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel.

Bob Moore
COMMERCE " Bob R. Moore, 70, of Commerce died Thursday in Pittsburg. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Ross and Rev. Charles Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City.
Born May 6, 1930 in Muleshoe, he was the son of Benjamin Harvey Moore and Willie Cope Moore. He graduated from Commerce High School and received a bachelor of science degree and a master's degree in education from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce). Mr. Moore was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce.
Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Essary of Euless; three grandchildren, Heather Moore of Mesquite and Stephen Essary and Andrew Essary, both of Quitman; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Colin Humphries; sisters Jean Housewright of Quitman, Jimmie Nabers Johnson of Quitman and Patricia Ann Brewer of Pittsburg and special friend Freida Teel of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Terry Ray Moore on Nov. 4, 1990.
Pallbearers will be Bennie Housewright, Dwight Housewright, Johnny Nabers, Justin Nabers and Gene Bagby.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

April 13, 2001

Services planned

Bob R. Moore, 70, of Commerce died Thursday in Pittsburg. Services are pending with Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home, Commerce.

Jim West of Dallas, formerly of Commerce, died Thursday at Medical City in Dallas. Services are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home, Commerce.

Agnes Ballard, 87, of Royse City, 10 a.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City Chapel. Burial in Royse City Cemetery.

Nancy Lee Breckeen Grant, 86, of Plano, 11 a.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel, Commerce. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Hugh H. "Mac" McBrayer, 76, of Farmersville, 10 a.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Era Anders
MESQUITE " Era Vern Anders, 78, died Wednesday in Mesquite. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Kurt Johanson officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.
She was born April 26, 1922 in Commerce. She was a station manager for Trailway Bus Lines and retired with 40 years of service. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church.
Surviving are a brother, W.B. "Dub" Anders and nieces and nephews Helen Lacina, Pat Beard, Norman Anders and Edward Anders.
A sister, Laura Helen Stanford, and a brother, Cleveland Pershing "Percy" Anders, preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Family Funeral Care, 2828 North Galloway Avenue in Mesquite.

Frances Harrell
WOLFE CITY " Frances Seward Harrell, 76, of Dallas, died Tuesday at Doctors Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Michael Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Daughter of Simon and Frances Churchman Seward, she was born Feb. 9, 1925 in Petersburg, Va. On March 31, 1946 she was married to W.T. Harrell Jr. Mrs. Harrell was a housewife and was a member of Whiterock United Methodist Church in Dallas.
Survivors include a son, Michael Harrell of Dallas; a daughter, Susan Villman of Corpus Christi; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband and one sister preceded her in death.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home.
 

Johnny Hulsey
CADDO MILLS " Johnny Frank Hulsey of Dallas died Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born Jan. 2, 1935 in Earl, Ark., he was the son of Walter Hulsey and Flora Adaline Taylor Hulsey. He married Geanette Wilson on Oct. 4, 1954 in Tupelo, Miss. He was a mechanic and retired from Montgomery Ward.
Mr. Hulsey is survived by his wife of Dallas; a son, Johnny Ray Hulsey of Maybank; daughters Janet Deroy of Mesquite, Judy Lehman of Mesquite and Kaye Mondragan of Grand Prairie; two brothers, Eldon Hulsey of Tupelo, Miss. and Leon Hulsey of Salito, Miss.; sisters Virginia Timmons of Fulton, Miss. and Dorothy Luna of Santa Barbara, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A sister, Jeanette Wilson, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Rubin Mondragan, David Lehman, David Deroy, Philip Deroy, Kaye Mondragan and Johnny Ray Hulsey.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edward C. Trinneer
Edward C. Trinneer, 60, of Greenville died Thursday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Sheffield officiating.
Born Oct. 26, 1940 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Edward C. Trinneer and Marie Petrie Trinneer. He married Diane Hoover in Booton, N.J. in 1981. Mr. Trinneer served in the U.S. Marines during the Cuban crisis. He was a member of the American Legion and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Wesley Enterprises.
Mr. Trinneer is survived by his wife of Greenville; a son, Timothy Trinneer of Greenville; his mother of Hackestown, N.J.; stepdaughter Diana Lee of Blue Ridge; brothers Robert Lewis Trinneer of Phillipsburg, N.J. and Ronald Thomas Trinneer of Hackestown, N.J. and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Edward C. Trinneer III and a daughter, Kathleen M. Turner.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

April 12, 2001

Services planned

Hugh H. "Mac" McBrayer, 76, of Farmersville, 10 a.m. Friday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
 

Agnes Ballard
ROYSE CITY " Agnes Ballard, 87, of Royse City died Wednesday in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City Chapel. Burial will be in Royse City Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 28, 1913 in Fort Towson, Okla. On Dec. 10, 1928 she was married to Benjamin Franklin Ballard in Royse City. Mrs. Ballard was a homemaker and rancher and was a member of Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by two sons, Bobby Ballard of Royse City and Dwight Ballard of Bay City; a sister, Opal Howell of Dallas; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 8, 1983; one sister, Ina Sorrells and a brother, Sherman Lee Allen.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nancy Grant
COMMERCE " Nancy Lee Breckeen Grant, 86, of Plano, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Plano. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Pflug officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
Daughter of John Cameron Breckeen and Ava Lee DeJernett Breckeen, she was born Nov. 21, 1914 in Commerce. She graduated from Commerce High School in 1932. She received her bachelor's degree in English/Art in 1936 from East Texas State Teacher's College and her master's degree in English from Texas A&M University-Commerce. During the thirties she taught English at Commerce High School and was active in the Longview Independent School District.
In 1945 she married A.B. Grant and moved to the Valley. Active in charitable organizations, she moved to Galveston in 1984 where she was social director of Moody House.
Mrs. Grant was a member of First United Methodist Church in Commerce and Eastern Star.
Surviving are two daughters, Ava Gay Taylor of Plano and Sally Lee Tipton of Starkville, Miss.; two sisters, Norma Manning and Abie Duncan, both of Houston and a granddaughter, Kirsten Lindsay of Plano.
A brother, John Breckeen, preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Research and Foundation.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Johnny Hulsey
CADDO MILLS " Johnny Frank Hulsey of Dallas died Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hollis Crow officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born Jan. 2, 1935 in Earl, Ark., he was the son of Walter Hulsey and Flora Adaline Taylor Hulsey. He married Geanette Wilson on Oct. 4, 1954 in Tupelo, Miss. He was a mechanic and retired from Montgomery Ward.
Mr. Hulsey is survived by his wife of Dallas; a son, Johnny Ray Hulsey of Maybank; daughters Janet Deroy of Mesquite and Kaye Mondragan of Grand Prairie; two brothers, Eldon Hulsey of Tupelo, Miss. and Leon Hulsey of Salito, Miss.; sisters Virginia Timmons of Fulton, Miss. and Dorothy Luna of Santa Barbara, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A sister, Jeanette Wilson, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Rubin Mondragan, David Lehman, David Deroy, Philip Deroy, Kaye Mondragan and Johnny Ray Hulsey.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

April 11, 2001

Services planned

Nancy Lee Grant of Commerce died Tuesday in Plano. Services are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home in Commerce.
 

Coeta Hope Hicks, 70, of Farmersville, memorial service 11 a.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel.

Mary Lou Lakey Klein, 57, of Quinlan, formerly of Commerce, 11 a.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel, Commerce. Burial at Lake Tawakoni.

Samuel Love, 69, of Garland, 1 p.m. today at St. Paul Baptist Church in Neylandville. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Viola Curtis
COMMERCE " Viola Vivian Curtis, 67, of Commerce, died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Oak Ridge Cemetery near Ladonia with John Whittington officiating.
Daughter of Daniel Matthew Cooper Sr. and Elmira Eugenia Elizabeth Rose Cooper, she was born May 28, 1933 in Cloudy, Okla. She was married to Henry Leslie Richardson in Antlers, Okla. on June 12, 1948; he preceded her in death. She later married Quentin "Red" Curtis who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Curtis worked as a custodian for and retired from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce). She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Carla Lynn Adams of Commerce; sons William Thomas Richardson of Wolfe City, Henry Leslie Richardson Jr. of Greenville, Norman Lee Richardson of Commerce and Arnold Norvell Richardson of Telephone; brothers Daniel Matthew Cooper Jr. of Sobol, Okla. and Theo Cooper of Rufe, Okla.; sisters Lloman Kittrel of Fort Towson, Okla., Emily Hanson, Darress Allensworth and D. Myra Harris, all of Sobol, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters and a grandson.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Calvin Horton
WOLFE CITY " Calvin Ray Horton, 58, of Bonham, died Sunday at Northeast Medical Center in Bonham following a year's illness. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Dwight Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Ben Franklin.
Born Jan. 24, 1943 in Wolfe City, he was the son of William Cobert Horton and Lee Edna Hall Horton. Mr. Horton was in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was involved in farming and agriculture. Mr. Horton was a Baptist.
Surviving are a son, Calvin Ray Horton Jr. of Greenville; daughter Kimberly Renee Salazar of Cooper; his mother of Wolfe City; one brother, Richard Wayne Horton of Greenville; two sisters, Hazel Watkins of Wolfe City and Dorothy O'Meara of Picayune, Miss. and six grandchildren.
His father and three brothers preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are Billy Duncan, Gene Booth, Raymond Villareal, Colby Horton, Javier Salazar and Shawn Villareal.

Hugh McBrayer
FARMERSVILLE " Hugh H. "Mac" McBrayer, 76, of Farmersville died Monday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Henderson and Rev. Jim Gatlin officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Son of Andrew Edgar and Dora Lanier McBrayer, he was born Oct. 31, 1924 in Farmersville. Mr. McBrayer served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by the North Texas Municipal Water District. He was a Methodist.
Mr. McBrayer is survived by a sister, Ilda Lorine Kinser of Farmersville.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

April 10, 2001

Services planned

Cleo Ezell Brown, 88, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Viola V. Curtis, 67, of Commerce died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. A graveside service is scheduled 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Ridge Cemetery near Ladonia. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Calvin Ray Horton of Wolfe City died Sunday. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Owens Funeral Chapel.

Irene Sherrill, 82, of Mesquite, graveside service 10:30 a.m. today at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City. R.W. Owens and Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge.

Lois Baker
BURKBURNETT " Lois L. Bridges Baker, 83, died March 16 in Burkburnett. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. March 20 at Burkburnett Cemetery with Rev. Paul Dean officiating.
She was born Nov. 28, 1917 to B. Elbert and Carrie Phillips Bridges in the Bonanza Community near South Sulphur. She graduated from Greenville High School. Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and was a Methodist.
She is survived by a daughter, Anne Gillespie of Burkburnett; a sister, Hazel Hale of Greenville and two grandchildren.

Lavelle Daniel
COMMERCE " Lavelle Daniel, 85, of Ladonia died Saturday in Commerce. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Mabe officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
Mrs. Daniel was born in the Muddig Community on March 18, 1916 to Clifford and Hattie Fife Threlkeld. She married Malcolm M. Daniel on Sept. 16, 1934 in Durant, Okla. She was a lifelong resident of Ladonia, a homemaker and a member of the First Methodist Church of Ladonia.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Dale Rex of Ladonia; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Margee Daniel of Mesquite; brother and sister-in-law, L.C. and Edwina Threlkeld of Commerce; sisters Veta Harris and Geneva Arnett of Dallas and Jean Halden of Springdale, Ark.; sisters-in-law Louise Threlkeld and Mary Threlkeld of Commerce; a grandson and wife, Rickey and Liz Rex of Ladonia; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Anderson, Gary Anderson, Jerry Davies, Rickey Rex, Brad Rex and Christopher Rex.

Coeta Hicks
FARMERSVILLE " Coeta Hope HIcks, 70, of Farmersville, died Sunday at Hinton Nursing Home. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel.
Born May 2, 1930 in Stroud, Okla., she was the daughter of Dick Ellis and Flora Ellis. She married Lawrence James Hicks. Mrs. Hicks had worked as a key punch operator. She was a Christian Scientist.
Mrs. Hicks is survived by two daughters, Margaret Young of McKinney and Lenora Smith of Sand Springs, Okla.; a son, Dickie Hicks of Tulsa, Okla.; sister Oneta Freeman of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mary Klein
COMMERCE " Mary Lou Lakey Klein, 57, of Quinlan, formerly of Commerce, died Sunday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Harold Pannell officiating. Burial will be in Lake Tawakoni.
She was born Nov. 13, 1943 in Dodd City to W.E. Lakey and Margie Hindsley Lakey. On July 20, 1961 she was married to Jerry C. Klein in Fort Worth. She attended Honey Grove and L.D. Bell High School.
She was a former employee of American Wood in Commerce and Wings and E-Systems in Greenville. Mrs. Klein was a member of the American Legion and the American Veterans Association. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband of Quinlan; daughters Tammy Matlock and Vie Bozeman of Commerce and Kelly Marcos of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Bud Lakey of California and Leldon Lakey of Greenville; three sisters, Ruby Price of Greenville, Predna Coulley of Cooper and Patsy Jo Avery of Lamasco and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Klein was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jerry C. "Cris" Klein in 1984 and one brother, Magness Lakey.

Samuel Love
Samuel Love, 69, of Garland died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Neylandville with Rev. George Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.
He was born Nov. 8, 1931 in Red River County, son of Sam and Ruby Love. Mr. Love was a laborer. He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Red River County.
Surviving are four brothers, Marvin Love of Coolidge, Leon Love of Lubbock and Louis Love and Virgil Love of Garland and five sisters, Ida Wilson of Greenville and Bertha Brown, Jean Justice, Ruby Esco and Betty Love, all of Dallas.
Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

Helen Pickle
GAINESVILLE " Helen Ferguson Pickle, 71, of Gainesville died Saturday at Gainesville Memorial Hospital. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. today at Callisburg Cemetery with Dr. Lawrence Burke officiating.
Daughter of Ambus and Edna Allen Ferguson, she was born June 17, 1929 in Valley Creek. On July 24, 1947 she was married to J.M. Pickle in Dallas. Mrs. Pickle was a homemaker and was a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of Callisburg; a son, Jim Pickle of Callisburg; a daughter, Terrie Pickle of Callisburg; brother A.B. Ferguson of Leonard; two sisters, Bonnie Ciganenko of Daltona, Fla. and Erna Lea Ferguson of Leonard; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A son, Tim Pickle, preceded her in death in 1995.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Cooke Unit, P.O. Box 1217, Gainesville, 76241-1217 or Cooke County Home Hospice, P.O. Box 936, Gainesville, Tx. 76240.
Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville is in charge of arrangements.

April 9, 2001

Services planned

Charlotte Underhill, 59, of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Commerce with burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Dorothy E. Beckham, 85, of McKinney, 11 a.m. today at the High Pointe Church of Christ with burial will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville is in charge.

Marion Arnette Bond, 86, of West Tawakoni, 1 p.m. today at Grove Hill Cemetery in Fannin County. Quinlan Funeral Home in charge.

Nathaniel Herman "Tom" Conder II, 81, of Baytown, 10 a.m. today at Grace United methodist Church in Baytown. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery in Greenville.

Billy E. Moore Jr., 44, 2 p.m. today at Malakoff Cemetery.

Thomas Cole Murley, 75, of Leonard, 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Grove Hill Cemetery in Fannin County.

G.A. Pipkin, 73, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Lone Oak Baptist Church with burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Peters Funeral Home in charge.

Rhonda Robinson, 44, of Quinlan, 10 a.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Quinlan Funeral Home in charge of service.

Lometa Mae Williams, 57, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Westview United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Calvin Ray Horton of Wolfe City died Sunday. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Owens Funeral Chapel.

Cleo Ezell Brown
Cleo Ezell Brown, 88, of Greenville died Sunday morning at Greencrest Manor. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Dr. David Stubblefield officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
She was born in Mt. Vernon on July 3, 1912, to Grover and Vera Grau Ezell. She married Ples S. Brown on June 1, 1932, in Texarkana. She was employed with Howards Jewelers in sales. Mrs. Brown was a life member of PTA, a Rebeccan and member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Karla Brown of Greenville; a sister, Lois Sparks of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren Corey Brown of Euless, Jay Nation of Mesquite and Leigh Ann Thomas of Oakland, Neb.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Gloria Brown Nation on Nov. 4, 1977.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family asks memorials be made to the Building Fund of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Lavelle Daniel
COMMERCE " Lavelle Daniel, 85, of Ladonia died Saturday in Commerce. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pemberton Funeral Home with Rev. Tim May officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
Mrs. Daniel was born in the Muddig Community on March 18, 1916, to Clifford and Hattie Fife Threlkeld. She married Malcolm M. Daniel on Sept. 16, 1934, in Durant, Okla. She was a lifelong resident of Ladonia and a member of the First Methodist Church of Ladonia.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Dale Rex of Ladonia; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Margee Daniel of Mesquite; brother and sister-in-law, L.C. and Edwina Threlkeld of Commerce; sisters Veta Harris and Geneva Arnett of Dallas and Jean Halden of Springdale, Ark.; sisters-in-law Louise Threlkeld and Mary Threlkeld of Commerce; a grandson and wife, Rickey and Liz Rex of Ladonia; three great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Anderson, Gary Anderson, Jerry Davies, Rickey Rex, Brad Rex and Christopher Rex.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Irene Sherrill
WOLFE CITY " Irene Sherill, 82, of Mesquite, died Friday in a Mesquite hospital following a long illness. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Rev. Michael Warwick officiating.
Mrs. Sherrill was born in Marlin on June 30, 1918, to Jacob Casey and Susie Gameson. She married Charles Guy Sherrill on Aug. 15, 1941, in Rockwall. She was a retired beautician. and a member of Casa View Assembly of God Church in Dallas.
Surviving are three sons, Billy Joe Graham of Wilmer, Archie Lee Graham of Garland and Charles Sherrill Jr., of Balch Springs; a daughter, Norma Flowers of Dallas; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and a brother.
Visitation will be Tuesday morning at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

April 8, 2001

Services planned

Varna F. Beggs, 85, of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel burial in Ridgeview Cemetery, McKinney.

Landreth Pearson of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Restlawn Memorial Park in Sulphur Springs.

Charlotte Underhill, 59, of Commerce, 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Commerce with burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Dorothy Beckham
McKINNEY " Dorothy E. Beckham, 85, of McKinney died Friday in Plano.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the High Pointe Church of Christ with Tom Gaumer officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Blue Ridge to Palph and Martha Stonecipher Richardson. She married Clell Beckham in 1934 in McKinney. She was a seamstress and a member of the West Pointe Church of Christ.
Survivors are daughters, Julia Smith of Carrollton and Betty John of Miles; sisters, Vivian Elliott of Blue Ridge and Barbara Campbell of Plano; brothers, Leroy Richardson of McKinney and Billy Richardson of Edmond, Okla.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her husband and a daugher, Rebecca Griffin, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville.

Marion Bond
Marion Arnette Bond, 86, of West Tawakoni died Thursday in Greenville.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Grove Hill Cemetery with Timothy Gollob officiating.
She was born June 24, 1914, in Tampa, Fla. to James and Katherine Arnette Johnson. She was Catholic.
Survivors are a son, Robert Bond; daughter, Pamela Bond; sister, Hannah Robinson; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Bond.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home.

Nathaniel Conder II
BAYTOWN " Hunt County native Nathaniel Herman "Tom" Conder II, 81, of Baytown, died Friday.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grace United methodist Church in Baytown. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery in Greenville.
Conder was born April 23, 1919, in the Dixon community.
He attended Greenville High School through 1936 and graduated from Wesley Junior College in 1938. After graduating from college, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Iwo Jima during World War II. While in the service, he was awarded the Highest Achievement medal for his marksmanship.
After the war, Conder worked for several years as an electrician in Greenville and Houston. In 1949, he and his brother-in-law operated Commerce Motor Company in Commerce.
In 1950, Conder met and married Charleita Flenniken Conder. Four years later, he and his family moved to Baytown, where he purchased an Oldsmobile dealership. In 1961, he purchased Baytown Motors Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC, which he owned and operated for more than 40 years. He also was a part owner of a Buick dealership as well as Superior Lincoln Mercury in Baytown.
Conder was a member of the Texas Cattlemen's Association, the Houston Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Arabia Temple, the Baytown Lodge No. 1357 A.F. and A.M. and the Kenedy Commandery No. 61. He also participated as a mason of the Knight Templar of Texas, was a former board member of Citizens Bank and Trust Company and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Baytown Rotary Club.
The family asks that donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, Ill., 60611; or to The Aabia Temple Shrine Hospital Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 206625, Houston, Texas, 77225 in Tom Conder's memory.
Survivors are sons, Nat Conder and Charles Conder; daughters, Glenna Marsh, Julie Galvan and Susan Barcena; sisters, Meriel Arnold, Frances McNatt and Violet Wagner; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements by Earthman Funeral Directors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel Herman and Lula Conder; sisters, Mable Warren, Clara Schnorbus, Ruby Anderson and Susan Conder; and brother, Glen Conder.
Earthman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Moore Jr.
MALAKOFF " Billy E. Moore Jr., 44, died Thursday at his home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Malakoff Cemetery. He was born on Sept. 18, 1956, in Athens, Texas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors are his father, Billy E. Moore Sr. of Frankston; brothers, Gerald Moore of Wills Point and Jack Moore of Cross Plains; sisters, Marilyn Heald, Dorothy Mann and Teresa Kennemore, all of Greenville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jurline Featherston Moore; and brother, Derwood Moore.
Visitation is today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
 

Thomas Murley
LEONARD " Thomas Cole Murley, 75, of Leonard, died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Wrenn and Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial will be at the Grove Hill Cemetery in Fannin County.
Survivors are daughters, Karen Lynn Murley of Celeste and Mary Beth Murley of San Antonio; son, Davey Thomas Murley of Indianapolis; sister, Audrey Proffitt of Whitesboro; brother, Joe Murley of Leonard; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.
 

G.A. Pipkin
LONE OAK " G.A. Pipkin, 73, of Greenville, died Saturday in Greenville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lone Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Cook officiating.
He was born in Ridgeway on Jan. 18, 1928, to Grover and Belva Pipkin. and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He also was a member of the Lone Oak Baptist Church, the Lone Oak School board and the Lone Oak Masonic Lodge. He was a long-time employee of Lone Star Cadillac in Dallas. He also ran Pipkin Feed Store in Lone Oak.
Survivors are his wife, Bobbie Pipkin of Greenville; daughters, Vicki Andrew and Kathy Voss, both of Greenville; stepson, Dwane Holt; stepdaughter, Annette Bearden; brother, Buford Pipkin of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Joy Wanda Richheart of Sulphur Springs, Easter Lou Roberson of Vernon, Bernice Long of Lubbock and Ava Brunson of Rowlett; two granddaughters, Christy Frank and Natalie Voss; three stepgranddchildren; Christopher Holt, Jennie Bearden and Michelle Bearden; and one great-grandson. Sisters, Elsie Haddock, Lynna Willis and Adelene Garner preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.
 

Rhonda Robinson
QUINLAN " Rhonda Robinson, 44, of Quinlan died Friday in Rowlett.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
She was born in Odessa on Aug. 18, 1956, to Gary and Barbara Scott Robinson. She was a waitress.
Surviving are her parents; sons, Colby Robinson, Colton Wooten and Christian Wooten; sister, Dina Kay Carnes; and grandmother, Alta Mae Walker.
Visitation will be during business hours at Quinlan Funeral Home.
 

Lometa Williams
Lometa Mae Williams, 57, of Greenville died Friday in a Dallas hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Westview United Methodist Church.
She was born in Stephenville to Glenn Pillow and Lometa Irene Cook. She married Billy Ross Williams on April 3, 1964, in Dallas. She was a truck driver for Little Sand and Gravel. She was a member of Westview United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver, Order of the Arrow and Wood Badge Eagle.
Surviving are her mother, Lometa Irene Cook of Plano; sons, Douglas Ross Williams of Sulphur Springs and Matthew Roland Williams of Greenville; daughters, Tracey Lynne Powell of Woodville and Marla Sue Faughtenberry of Point; brothers, Bobby Pillow of Garland and Billy Pillow of Plano; sisters, Glenna Blackstone of Plano and Sandra Dickerson of San Diego; and 10 grandchildren. Her husband and father preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements by Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

April 7, 2001

Services planned

Landreth J. Pearson, 88, of Greenville died Thursday at Greenville Health and Rehab. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Lometa Mae Williams, 75, of Greenville died Friday afternoon at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Nathaniel Earl Campbell Jr., 21, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in Grundy Cemetery. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Vernon Wade Giles, 83, of Bonham, memorial service at IHS Nursing Home, 701 Seven Oaks, Bonham. Burial in Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Martha Hendry "Pat" McCartney, 73, 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 1408 South Goliad, Rockwall. Burial in Abston Cemetery, Lavon. Rest Haven Funeral Homes-Rockwall Chapel in charge.

Billy E. Moore Jr., 44, of Greenville died Thursday afternoon at his residence. A graveside service is set at 2 p.m. Monday at Malakoff Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Robert Euell Nash, 65, of the Blanton Chapel Community, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Barnes Cemetery in Trenton. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Effie May Nelson of Caddo Mills, 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel.

Dorothy N. Sommers, 85, of Potwin, Kan., 2 p.m. today at Potwin Christian Church. Burial in Potwin Cemetery. Bob Lamb Funeral Home of Whitewater, Kan. in charge.

Zelma Mae Walden, 100, of Royse City, 1 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel-Royse City. Burial in Royse City Cemetery.

Varna Beggs
COMMERCE " Varna F. Beggs, 85, of Commerce, died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeview Cemetery, McKinney.
Born Sep. 22, 1915 in the Yowell Community, she was the daughter of Simon Ervin Moore and Addie Immaline Rainey Moore. She was married to Leslie Lee Beggs on Jan. 18, 1939 in Cooper. Mrs. Beggs was a housewife.
Mrs. Beggs is survived by two sons, Mikel Beggs of Farmersville and Leon Beggs of Huntsville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Five sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lenton Ray Moore, J.C. Moore, Clarence Doolin, Morris Doolin, Norris Doolin, Carlis Bills, Clifford Bills and Doyal Bills.
Visitation is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Henry Holden
QUINLAN " Henry "Buddy" Holden of Quinlan died Thursday in Sulphur Springs. Funeral service are at 1 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hammond officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Son of John and Margaret Williams Holden, he was born Nov. 16, 1902 in Quinlan. Mr. Holden was a carpenter at E-Systems, now Raytheon. He was a Christian and a Mason.
Mr. Holden is survived by his wife, Marie Holden; a daughter, Margaret Walker; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Masons will serve as pallbearers.

Landreth Pearson
Landreth Pearson of Greenville died Thursday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David R. Blackmon officiating. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park in Sulphur springs.
Born May 5, 1912 in Chester, Ark., she was the daughter of John Marion and Bertha Estell Stafford Pair. On Nov. 8, 1941 she was married to John Hammond Pearson in Sulphur Springs. She was office manager for Farmers and Merchant Compress and Warehouse Company for 31 years and was a past president of Altrusa International of Greenville. In 1967 she received the Gold Citation of Altrusa service and in 1974 the Dr. Nina Faye Calhoun Award. Mrs. Pearson was also associated with the Eastern Star, Kavanaugh Methodist Church, Governors Commission on Aging, Friends of the Library and Area Cotton Council.
She is survived by one sister, Muriel Edwards of Phoenix, Ariz. and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alexander Rorex
DALLAS " Alexander Kyle Rorex, died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 12:30 p.m. today at Restland Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Greenville on Dec. 16. 1915, son of Bill and Elizabeth Turner Rorex. He graduated from Greenville High School and then joined a traveling dance orchestra. In 1934 he enrolled at Texas Tech University and played with the college dance orchestra and the Tech college band. In 1941 he married Leta Carpenter.
Mr. Rorex served in the U.S. Army. He then attended Southern Methodist University where he received his bachelor and master degrees. He taught in the Carrollton school system for a short time before becoming executive director of the National Association of Theater Owners Association. He was also manager of the Variety Club of Texas. Mr. Rorex retired from the Association in 1984. He was a member of the Larry Walker's Class at First Baptist Church in Dallas.
Surviving are his wife,; a brother, Rusty Rorex of Greenville and sister Mrs. Lillian Laney of HIde Away Lake.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Rorex and a sister, Helen Chapman.

Zelma Walden
ROYSE CITY " Zelma Mae Walden, 100, of Royse City died Thursday in Rockwall. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel-Royse City, with Rev. Bob Baldridge officiating. Burial is in Royse City Cemetery.
The daughter of John M. Tarrant and Etta Coomer Tarrant, she was born Jan. 29, 1901 in Hunt County. She was married to Henry Clarence Walden in 1921. Mrs. Walden was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
She is survived by sons J.B. Walden of Mesquite, J.C. Walden of Austin and Lee Allen Walden of Baton Rouge, La.; a daughter, Daisy Mae Norris of Greenville; two brothers, Owen Tarrant of Quinlan and Glen Tarrant of Princeton; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971 and two sons, Clarence "Pat" Walden and Jimmy Ray Walden.
Family and friends are pallbearers.

Charlotte Underhill
COMMERCE " Charlotte Underhill, 59, of Commerce died Wednesday in Brenham. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Commerce with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 8, 1941 in Alton, Ill., daughter of Charles Joseph Stewart and Dorothy Frances Jones Stewart. She was married to Dr. Vance Underhill on June 30, 1963 in Sweeny.
Mrs. Underhill was a longtime resident of Commerce, having moved from Austin in 1969. She graduated from Sweeny High School in 1959, attended Wharton County Junior College and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of arts degree in music in 1963. She taught school for one year in El Paso and music for several years at T.A. Brown Elementary in Austin.
Mrs. Underhill was an antique dealer for 31 years and was a certified antiques appraiser. She was featured in a televised segment of Martha Stewart Living in November 2000. Her collections appeared in a variety of publications.
Mrs. Underhill was a member of the Coterie Club, D.A.R. and the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.
Survivors include her husband of Commerce; daughter and son-in-law Erin and Richard Eads of Dallas; uncle and wife John and Letty Jones of Bartlesville, Okla., Sanders and Buck families of Houston, Jones Family of Ohio and South Carolina and Adams Family of San Antonio and numerous cousins.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Justin Sanders, Charles Jones, Jimmie Sanders, Robert Jones, Cary Cooke and James Adams. John Jones, Richard Eads and Robert Peek will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Pemberton Funeral Home.

April 6, 2001

Services planned

Landreth J. Pearson, 88, of Greenville died Thursday at Greenville Health and Rehab. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Kyle Rorex of Dallas, formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday. Services are pending with Restland Memorial Funeral Home in Dallas.

Charlotte Underhill, longtime Commerce resident, died Wednesday in Brenham. Services are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home.

Dean Hopkins, 79, of Emory, 10 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Cathedral in the Pines, Tyler.

Barbara Ann Roberts, 64, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Dorothy N. Sommers, 85, of Potwin, Kan., 2 p.m. Saturday at Potwin Christian Church. Burial in Potwin Cemetery. Bob Lamb Funeral Home of Whitewater, Kan. in charge.

Nathaniel Campbell Jr.
Nathaniel Earl Campbell Jr., 21, of Greenville died Sunday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at St. John Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. Michael Jolla officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.
Born in Lawton, Okla. on Dec. 4, 1979, he was the son of Nathaniel Campbell Sr. and LaNora Campbell. He graduated from Greenville High School and was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his father of Tampa, Fla.; his mother, LaNora Campbell Brown of Greenville; stepfather Omar Brown of Detroit, Mich.; a brother, Travis Cozine Smith of Greenville; sister Kimeka Brown of Greenville; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Cozine of Dallas and Dorothy Cozine of Greenville and great-grandfather George Lewis of Greenville.
Pallbearers are Anthony Washington, Geno Fluellen, Jason Sanders, Aaron Cozine, Titus Sanders and Jerald Johnson.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon Giles
LEONARD " A memorial service for Vernon Wade Giles, 83, of Bonham is scheduled April 12, 2 p.m., at IHS Nursing Home, 701 Seven Oaks, in Bonham. Rev. Dickie Golden will officiate. Mr. Giles' remains will be buried in the Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard.
He died Tuesday at the nursing home following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Giles was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nell Giles of Bonham; a daughter, Marci Abbott of Lake Worth and grandson Morgan of Lake Worth.
Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Martha McCartney
ROCKWALL " Martha Hendry "Pat" McCartney, 73, died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 1408 South Goliad, with Rev. Keith P. Boone and Rev. William Slack officiating. Burial is in Abston Cemetery in Lavon.
The daughter of Lutie and John Hendry Jr., she was born July 5, 1927 in Shanghai, China. She was raised primarily in Shanghai and Nanchang, China. She attended Shanghai American School.
Following the evacuation of Americans in 1941, she moved to Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1944. In 1947 she received a bachelor of arts degree from Southern Methodist University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She later received a master's degree in special education from East Texas State University.
Mrs. McCartney and her former husband, William Boyd McCartney, lived in Lavon and later in Greenville. She spent many years as a teacher and diagnostician with the Greenville Independent School District, retiring in 1987 and moving to Dallas. She volunteered in assisting autistic children, tutoring Dallas ISD students and counseling at the Wilkinson Center in East Dallas.
Mrs. McCartney was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rockwall, Kavanaugh United Methodist Church in Greenville and Lakewood United Methodist Church in Dallas.
Surviving are four children, Janet McCartney Johnson of Greenville, Blake Boyd McCartney of Heath, Carolyn McCartney Culbert of Dallas and Martha McCartney Schar of McLean, Va.; two sisters, Peggy Hendry Dobson of Austin and Janet Hendry Brown of Alstead, N.H.; two brothers, John L. Hendry III of San Antonio and Robert H. Hendry of Kingwood; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepmother, Lois Sells Hendry.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 2910 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, 75204.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Homes - Rockwall Chapel.

Robert Nash
LEONARD " Graveside services for Mr. Robert Euell Nash, 65, of the Blanton Chapel Community near Leonard are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes Cemetery in Trenton with Rev. David Riley officiating. He died Thursday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
He was born Jan. 14, 1936 to Edgar Euell Nash and Audrey Flippo Nash. Mr. Nash was a state meat inspector for the State of Texas and was a member of the Blanton Chapel First United Methodist Church. He married Jo Nita Hancock on July 20, 1960 in the Blanton Chapel Community.
Surviving are his wife of Blanton Chapel; a son, Joel Nash of Blanton Chapel and four grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

Effie Nelson
Effie May Nelson of Caddo Mills died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Arnold officiating.
The daughter of Clarence and Dovie Jones, she was born Dec. 9, 1909 in Frisco. In May 1927 she was married to Zeb Nelson of Princeton. Mrs. Nelson was a Baptist.
Surviving are a daughter, Margie Ruth Sims of Caddo Mills; grandson Zeb Sims and wife Ann of Greenville; a granddaughter, Beckie Renea Naflkov and husband Rush of Caddo Mills and four great-grandchildren, Kevin and Tawana Ann Sims and Caleb Robert and Brandon Ryan Naflkov.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Barbara Roberts
Barbara Ann Roberts, 64, of Greenville died Wednesday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Royce Litchfield officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born Feb. 12, 1937 in Fannin County, she was the daughter of Claude Edgar Howard and Johnnie Mae Jones Howard. She and Johnny M. Roberts were married Aug. 22, 1961 in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker and she was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of Quitman; her mother of Greenville; son and daughter-in-law Mika and DeLisa Roberts of Greenville; grandchildren Colton and Chloe Roberts of Greenville and other family.
She was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Roberts in 1983; her father and a brother, Joe Claude Howard.
Pallbearers are Rick Walden, Steven Walden, Chuck Smith, Bill Smith and Tim Ellsworth.

Zelma Walden
ROYSE CITY " Zelma Mae Walden, 100, of Royse City died Thursday in Rockwall. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel-Royse City, with Rev. Bob Baldridge officiating. Burial is in Royse City Cemetery.
The daughter of John M. Tarrant and Etta Coomer Tarrant, she was born Jan. 29, 1901 in Hunt County. She was married to Henry Clarence Walden in 1921. Mrs. Walden was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
She is survived by sons J.B. Walden of Mesquite, J.C. Walden of Austin and Lee Allen Walden of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers, Owen Tarrant of Quinlan and Glen Tarrant of Princeton; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971 and two sons, Clarence "Pat" Walden and Jimmy Ray Walden.
Family and friends are pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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